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  • Graham rips ex-Obama official's criticism of Trump's Syria policy:..

    10/14/2019 8:13:59 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 17 replies
    fox | 10/14/2019 | Nick Givas
    Consulting an ex-Obama official for foreign policy advice about Syria would be like asking a "sumo wrestler for diet advice," said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., on "Fox & Friends," Monday.
  • SYRIAN COMPLICATIONS

    10/13/2019 8:30:10 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    Powerline ^ | Octoer 13,2019 | SCOTT JOHNSON
    Most members of America’s foreign-policy establishment see Turkey as an ungrateful ally, perhaps even a Trojan horse inside the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s walls. On Capitol Hill and in many Washington think tanks, a call for concessions to Tehran will get a more sympathetic hearing than a call to compromise with Ankara, a treaty ally for 67 years. Turkey’s determination to secure its southern border against the YPG is a wanton impulse, in the prevailing view. But the YPG has substantial ties to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, the PKK, as then-Defense Secretary Ash Carter testified before Congress in April 2016....
  • Turkey's Syria Offensive 'Invasion' of Arab Land: Arab League Secretary General

    10/12/2019 6:55:56 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 13 replies
    US News ^ | October 12, 2019
    CAIRO (REUTERS) - ARAB League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit on Saturday led Arab foreign ministers in lambasting Turkey's military operation in northeast Syria as an "invasion of an Arab state's land and an aggression on its sovereignty". Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali Alhakim, president of the current Arab League session, also condemned Turkey's offensive into Syria during an emergency meeting of the body, called by Egypt. The offensive "will exacerbate humanitarian crises, increase the suffering of the Syrian people, and strengthen the ability of terrorists to reorganize their remnants," Alhakim said. Alhakim and Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil called...
  • Iran holds surprise military drills near Turkish border

    10/11/2019 11:14:39 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 37 replies
    amn ^ | 10/10/19 | Radio Free Europe
    Iran’s army has launched unannounced military drills in the northwest of the country bordering Turkey, Iranian state media reported. The semiofficial ISNA news agency reported on October 9 that the exercises included rapid reaction units, mobile and offense brigades, and helicopters. The maneuvers in Iran’s Western Azerbaijan Province are being overseen by Iran’s army chief, Major General Abdolrahim Musavi, according to state TV. The reports did not mention the number of troops taking part. The announcement of the drills comes as Turkey says it is about to launch an offensive into northern Syria. Tehran, a key ally of President Bashar...
  • Turkey announces northern Syria invasion of ground forces; multiple civilians reported dead

    10/09/2019 3:48:56 PM PDT · by familyop · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 9, 2019 | Melissa Leon
    Turkey announced Wednesday that its ground forces invaded northeastern Syria to fight against Kurdish forces just hours after launching an initial assault in the area, as the first reports of deaths emerged...A spokesperson for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces said Wednesday that Turkish forces "started to carry out airstrikes on civilian areas"...the president ordered the U.S. military not to get involved in the strikes, after the Kurds requested air support from American forces.
  • Pat Robertson ‘Appalled’ By Trump:(trunc)... May Lose ‘The Mandate of Heaven’ Over Syria

    10/07/2019 12:50:09 PM PDT · by Mariner · 95 replies
    MediaIte ^ | October 7th, 2019 | By Ken Meyer
    Televangelist Pat Robertson has joined the chorus of conservative critics lambasting President Donald Trump’s decision to pull U.S. forces out of Northern Syria — endangering America’s Kurdish allies. Trump was slammed by many of his usual defenders on Monday after the White House announced the U.S. will allow for a Turkish military operation in the war-torn region. Trump argued in a statement that Turkey will assume responsibility for all ISIS fighters captured in the region, many of whom were detained by Kurdish forces allied with America. The Turkish government views these Kurdish militias as terrorists — despite the U.S. supporting...
  • Three Saudi Brigades Annihilated in Devastating Houthi Offensive in Saudi Arabia

    09/30/2019 9:21:36 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 65 replies
    Strategic Culture Foundation ^ | September 30, 2019 | Frederico Pieraccinni
    Many may have hitherto been led to believe that the Houthis were a ragtag armed force lacking in sophistication. Many, seeing the drone and missile attacks on Saudi oil plants, may have declared it to be a false-flag attack carried out by Riyadh to boost Aramco’s market value; either that or it was an operation carried out by Iran or even Israel. On Saturday September 28, the Houthis put paid to such speculation by confirming what many, like myself, have been writing for months; that is, that the asymmetrical tactics of the Houthis, combined with the conventional capabilities of the...
  • White House restricted access to Trump's calls with Putin and Saudi crown prince

    09/27/2019 5:47:52 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/27/19 | Pamela Brown, Jim Sciutto and Kevin Liptak
    White House efforts to limit access to President Donald Trump's conversations with foreign leaders extended to phone calls with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Russian leader Vladimir Putin, according to people familiar with the matter. Those calls -- both with leaders who maintain controversial relationships with Trump -- were among the presidential conversations that aides took remarkable steps to keep from becoming public. In the case of Trump's call with Prince Mohammed, officials who ordinarily would have been given access to a rough transcript of the conversation never saw one, according to one of the sources. Instead, a...
  • Russia offers Saudi Missile Defenses After Attack

    09/16/2019 1:50:22 PM PDT · by mikeIII · 59 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 9/16/2019 | AFP
    Putin offers to sell Saudi Arabia its missile defense systems in the wake of the attack on its oil facilities. “We are ready to help Saudi Arabia so that she can protect her territory,” he says. “She can do so in the same way that Iran has already done in buying the S-300 Russian missile system and the same way that Turkey has already done in buying the S-400 Russian missile system,” Putin adds at a press conference in Ankara, alongside the Turkish and Iranian leaders. The US has blamed Iran for the attack on the Saudi oil facilities.
  • Palestinians' Blood Libels Against Israel, Jews

    09/16/2019 5:26:15 PM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | September 16, 2019 at 5:00 am | Bassam Tawil
    Palestinians' Blood Libels Against Israel, Jews by Bassam Tawil September 16, 2019 at 5:00 am https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/14888/palestinians-drugs-blood-libels Instead of acknowledging their responsibility for failing to combat the drug trafficking, the leaders of Hamas have been trying to blame everyone but themselves.... These leaders are trying hard to convince Palestinians that Israel and Hamas's rivals in the Palestinian Fatah faction, headed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, are responsible for flooding the Gaza Strip with illegal drugs. The Palestinians' attempt to establish a connection between Israel and illegal drugs in the West Bank and Gaza Strip is no less dangerous than their...
  • Trump says 'not fair' that U.S. can't sell F-35s to Turkey

    09/16/2019 4:19:07 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 16, 2019 / 12:28 PM | Jeff Mason, Phil Stewart
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday it is “not fair” to either Turkey or the United States that Washington cannot sell Ankara billions of dollars worth of F-35 fighter jets after it bought a Russian air defense system. Turkey started taking delivery of Russia’s S-400 air defense system last week in defiance of U.S. warnings that the Pentagon would kick it out of the F-35 stealth fighter program Washington’s concern is that deploying the S-400 with the F-35 would allow Russia to gain too much inside information of the stealth system. Thomas Karako, an analyst at...
  • Tulsi Gabbard Calls Out President Trump For Being ‘Locked and Loaded’

    09/15/2019 11:55:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | September 16, 2019 | Melody Mercado
    ANKENY, Iowa -- As many presidential candidates call for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanuagh, Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard focused on other issues during her campaign stop in Ankeny. Gabbard opened up the town hall by referencing a CNN article and criticizing President Donald Trump for “bending the knee to the wishes of Saudi Arabia” and for using American military to “carry out that country’s wishes.” “People like Mike Pompeo and the Trump administration, they’ve been trying to go to war with Iran for a really long time and they are really taking action and laying down the...
  • Rushin To Blame Iran For Attack On Saudi Oil Facilities: Can We Trust US Intelligence?

    09/16/2019 4:07:15 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/16/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The Houthi rebels of Yemen have launched numerous attacks using drones and even missiles on Saudi Arabia in the months leading up to Saturday morning's attack on two Saudi oil installations. The attacks coming from a southerly direction where the Iranian backed rebels have been fighting a Saudi military coalition backed by the United States and United Kingdom in a brutal war widely condemned with the United Nations recently saying that all sides in the conflict and those nations behind them may be guilty of war crimes. Now the United States says that based on: "data" and "satellite images" Iran...
  • Saudi hit squad’s gruesome conversations during Khashoggi's murder revealed

    09/10/2019 2:58:53 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    Daily Sabah ^ | 09/10/19 | ABDURRAHMAN ŞİMŞEK - NAZİF KARAMAN
    Audio recordings of the horrifying conversations between the 15-man Saudi hit squad and their victim, journalist Jamal Khashoggi, has been revealed to the public for the first time by the Turkish daily Sabah. The conversations recorded prior to and during the Oct. 2, 2018 murder of the dissident journalist at the kingdom's Istanbul consulate were obtained by Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MIT) right after the gruesome incident, and were shared with related Turkish authorities carrying out an investigation into the incident, as well as with international officials and institutions. One of the recordings of the conversations between Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb,...
  • WaPo inverts victim and aggressor (Israel and Iran)

    09/05/2019 7:57:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/05/2019 | By Michael Berenhaus
    “Israel’s ominous escalation” (8/28/19) could also be called the Washington Post’s “ominous escalation” with three articles/editorials in three days about Israel’s allegedly egregious responses to Iranian aggression. Of course, the Post calls Israel’s response to weapons buildups on its borders and attempted drone attacks as Israeli “aggression.” What else does one of the smallest countries in the world have to do in its spare time than to poke a hornet’s nest of enemies that have them pretty much surrounded? The Post editorial says that “since July, Israel has quietly expanded its air campaign” against Iran. Might that have anything to...
  • Buddhist Monk says all races and religions could live together if it weren’t for Muslims

    08/31/2019 8:01:52 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 110 replies
    FLN ^ | 8/27/18 | firesidechat
    In Myanmar, Muslims are killing Buddhists and trying to destroy Buddhism in order to create an Islamic State. Aung San Suu Kyii would like to help the Bengali, but I block her,” says Ashin Wirathu with some pride. of bloody and gruesome photographs. The pictures show machete-inflicted head wounds and severed limbs, disfigured faces and slashed bodies; Wirathu claims, without the slightest evidence, that the images are of Buddhists who were attacked by Muslims. Next to the display, under which a monk is methodically sweeping the floor, stands a long table. The newspapers spread across it confirm that, for Wirathu’s...
  • Israeli Government Reveals Stunningly Close Ties Between Terror Groups And Anti-Israel NGOs

    08/30/2019 9:37:15 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 16 replies
    dailywire ^ | February 4, 2019 | JOSH HAMMER
    On Sunday, Israel's Ministry of Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy made public a lengthy new document entitled, "Terrorists in Suits: The Ties Between NGOs Promoting BDS and Terrorist Organizations." Israel released the report to demonstrate "how terrorists came to hold key positions in NGOs promoting the Boycott Divestment and Sanction (BDS) campaign against the State of Israel; and how, through these NGOs, they exploit Western governmental funding, philanthropic foundations, financial platforms and civil society to advance their goal of dismantling the State of Israel." NGOs, or non-governmental organizations, are hotly contested in the Israeli public discourse. Anti-Israel NGOs are so...
  • Tulsi Gabbard: US needs to 'stop pretending' Saudi Arabia is an ally

    06/28/2019 11:16:49 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 2019
    You can go down a laundry list of things that show that even as much as the policy establishment claims Saudi Arabia is an ally of the United States and they’re battling terrorism and all of these things — they’re simply not true,” Gabbard told Hill.TV in an interview that aired on Friday. “Their interests are not serving the interest of the American people,” she continued. Gabbard accused Saudi Arabia of deliberately pushing the U.S. toward a war with Iran amid escalating tensions between the two nations. Her comments come after Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman posed...
  • DJT would have designated the Muslim Bros a terrorist org right after his inauguration ..

    07/11/2019 11:51:44 PM PDT · by robowombat · 19 replies
    BARENAKEDISLAM ^ | JULY 12, 2019
    President Trump would have designated the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization right after his inauguration in 2017, but has faced strong opposition from the Swamp JULY 12, 2019 BY BARENAKEDISLAM This latest push for the designation appears to be the result of Trump’s recent meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi. “The president has consulted with his national security team and leaders in the region who share his concern, and this designation is working its way through the internal process,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in May. Be sure to watch the video at the end where Muslim...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 7/9-Wednesday 7/10/2019

    07/10/2019 3:32:30 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/9/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    No official word from Washington in response to British citizen journalist and activist Tommy Robinson video asylum plea released Monday.... Cyber activist Paul Joseph Watson, voted as most likely to be targeted by British authorities next, says Facebook has updated its policy to allow death threats and incitement of violence against him..... British Ambassador Sir Kim Darroch's Tuesday visit to the White House for a meeting with the President's daughter Ivanka Trump called off.... The British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt taking aim at President Trump describing the President as "disrespectful"..... Additional British and French troops are on their way to...