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  • Iran: U.S. Has Failed To Stop Oil Exports

    11/20/2018 9:24:55 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 14 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 11-19-2018 | Tim
    Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that the country will continue to export oil despite fresh U.S. sanctions, which he described as “psychological war doomed to failure.” “We will not yield to this pressure which is part of the psychological war launched against Iran,” he said on state TV. “They have failed to stop our oil exports. We will keep exporting it ... Your regional policies have failed and you blame Iran for that failure from Afghanistan to Yemen and Syria,” he added, to chants of “Death to America!”. Rouhani also said that the U.S. lacked international support for...
  • Statement from President Donald J. Trump on Standing with Saudi Arabia

    11/20/2018 2:26:13 PM PST · by little jeremiah · 42 replies
    The White House ^ | November 20, 2018 | Donald J. Trump, POTUS
    America First! The world is a very dangerous place! The country of Iran, as an example, is responsible for a bloody proxy war against Saudi Arabia in Yemen, trying to destabilize Iraq’s fragile attempt at democracy, supporting the terror group Hezbollah in Lebanon, propping up dictator Bashar Assad in Syria (who has killed millions of his own citizens), and much more. Likewise, the Iranians have killed many Americans and other innocent people throughout the Middle East. Iran states openly, and with great force, “Death to America!” and “Death to Israel!” Iran is considered “the world’s leading sponsor of terror.” On...
  • Germany Ends All Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

    11/19/2018 8:38:55 PM PST · by quasimodo_79 · 28 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 11/19/18 | The Associated Press
    Germany’s foreign minister said Berlin has banned 18 Saudi nationals from entering Europe’s border-free Schengen zone because they are believed connected to Khashoggi’s killing. The German government says it has halted previously approved arms exports to Saudi Arabia amid the fallout from the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Germany said a month ago it wouldn’t approve any new weapons exports to Saudi Arabia, but left open what would happen with already approved contracts. Germany’s economy ministry oversees the authorization of arms exports. Ministry spokesman Philipp Jornitz said Monday that “the German government is working with those who have valid...
  • Palestinians Arresting Women; Where are the Media?

    11/19/2018 10:56:24 AM PST · by yoe · 7 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | November 19, 2018 | Bassam Tawil
    Mahmoud Abbas does not want his people and the rest of the world to know that his security forces are arresting women for criticizing a social security law or providing financial aid to Palestinian families in the Gaza Strip.[snip]This attitude is another example of the anti-Israel bias of the international media and community. It is yet another example of how the West gives the Palestinians a pass to violate human rights and crack down on dissent.
  • On Jamal Khashoggi, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Saudi Arabia

    11/18/2018 9:54:07 PM PST · by Rabin · 12 replies
    Brookings ^ | Friday, October 19, 2018 | Tamara Cofman Wittes
    Jamal Khashoggi, serviced Muslim Brotherhood. Mulla / IG reps that now lamment J Cas absence. A Persian, Salman is the man.
  • Jamal Khashoggi was a player, not a bleeding heart liberal

    11/17/2018 11:08:42 AM PST · by Pelham · 43 replies
    Financial Review ^ | November 4, 2018 | Alexander Downer
    So back to the tragic murder of Jamal Khashoggi. My intelligence sources tell me he had worked as an intelligence agent for the Saudi intelligence service, GID, for around 20 years. At one point he was sent by GID to Sudan to meet Osama bin Laden and to try to lure him away from terrorism. He failed. Khashoggi had always been close to the Muslim Brotherhood, the people who took over Egypt under Morsi following the so-called Arab Spring. The Muslim Brotherhood is a hard-line Islamist organisation dedicated to the introduction of Sharia and the creation of an Islamic caliphate....
  • NEW MUSLIM CONGRESS MEMBERS 'DECEIVED' VOTERS

    11/17/2018 8:09:51 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 65 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 16 NOV 2018 | WND EXCLUSIVE
    It’s an old joke: How can you tell a politician is lying? His lips are moving. It seems that may be the case for the first two Muslim women elected to the U.S. Congress. An analyst at the Gatestone Institute presented evidence that Ilhan Abdullahi Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Harbi Tlaib of Michigan lied to voters. The charge comes from Soeren Kern, a senior fellow at the institute, who who wrote that most of the media coverage since their election Nov. 6 “has been effusive in praise of their Muslim identity and personal history.” “Less known is that both...
  • Ilhan Omar's Election Shows That Democrats Aren't Interested in Confronting Anti-Semitism

    11/16/2018 2:36:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2018 | David Harsanyi
    Ilhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim women to be elected to Congress, is a new kind of politician. She's telegenic, ideologically progressive, widely celebrated by a media that's obsessed with identity politics. She's the kind of politician who can openly side with Hamas against Israel or spread "Protocols of the Elders of Zion"-style conspiracies on Twitter, claiming that Jews possess the supernatural ability to hypnotize the world as they unfurl their "evil." It's not surprising, then, that Omar also supports the "boycott, divestment and sanctions" movement. In a statement to the website Muslim Girl, someone on Omar's staff...
  • California to Apply Sharia Law in an Asbestos Exposure Case!…Sort Of

    11/15/2018 7:56:06 PM PST · by aimhigh · 14 replies
    www.lexology.com ^ | 11/15/2018 | Gordon Rees
    A judge in the southern California coordinated asbestos matters issued an order applying Iranian law where all of a California plaintiff’s alleged exposure to asbestos occurred in Iran. In Sabetian v. Air and Liquid Systems Corporation, Judge John Kralik applied Iranian law on (1) punitive damages, (2) strict liability, and (3) joint and several liability. However, the court declined to apply the Iranian (1) standard of negligence, (2) the cap on general damages, and (3) the formula to determine loss of consortium damages. Other judges in this court when presented with a similar issue have declined to apply Iranian law...
  • EU plan to enable non-dollar Iran trade, oil sales unraveling: diplomats

    11/14/2018 7:21:03 AM PST · by Java4Jay · 23 replies
    A special European Union initiative to protect trade with Iran against newly reimposed U.S. sanctions faces possible collapse with no EU country willing to host the operation for fear of provoking U.S. punishment.
  • Prayer Thread: ROCKETS FIRED AT ISRAEL FROM GAZA IN ESCALATION OF VIOLENCE

    11/13/2018 2:30:25 AM PST · by .30Carbine · 23 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Joel C. Rosenberg Updates
    BREAKING: It is 10:40am here in Israel and more than 400 rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza in the last few hours — more than on any other single day in history. The IDF is retaliating. Children and their parents have had to sleep in bomb shelters all night. More rockets are coming in as I write this. High risk of even further escalation. Please pray for calm to be restored. Pray, too, for all who are being traumatized on both sides to experience the supernatural comfort of the Lord.
  • Israel Breaking: IDF Reinforces Gaza Border, Massive Rocket Barrage Follows 'Botched' Operation...

    11/13/2018 2:27:13 AM PST · by Nextrush · 29 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/13/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    It seemed like things were going to quiet down in Gaza last week with the delivery of 15 million dollars in cash from Qatar in multiple suitcases. The "payoff" money was designed to pacify Gaza and help calm things down between Israel and the militant group Hamas which has maintained steady pressure on Israel with everything from occasional rocket barrages to constant incendiary kites to mass protests at the border fences forcing Israeli snipers to open fire. But suddenly on Sunday night all hell broke loose. IDF soliders were operating inside Gaza using civilian vehicles backed by air support, tanks...
  • The Tragedy of Saudi Arabia's War

    11/02/2018 8:26:36 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10/26/18 | Declan Walsh, Tyler Hicks
    One hope for Yemenis is that the international fallout from the death of the Saudi dissident, Jamal Khashoggi, which has damaged Prince Mohammed’s international standing, might force him to relent in his unyielding prosecution of the war. Peter Salisbury, a Yemen specialist at Chatham House, said that was unlikely. “I think the Saudis have learned what they can get away with in Yemen — that western tolerance for pretty bad behavior is quite high,” he said. “If the Khashoggi murder tells us anything, it’s just how reluctant people are to rein the Saudis in.”
  • The State Department shouldn’t target Kurds to appease Turkey

    11/11/2018 6:22:17 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 10, 2018 12:58 PM | Michael Rubin
    On Nov. 6, the U.S. Embassy in Ankara posted a notice that “The Department [of State] has authorized rewards for information leading to the identification or location of the senior Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) members: Murat Karayilan (up to USD $5 million), Cemil Bayik (up to USD $4 million), and Duran Kalkan (up to USD $3 million).” Such bounties are not uncommon when it comes to master terrorists. In years past, the U.S. government, for example, issued bounties for Al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, Islamic State head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and Boko Haram head Abubakar Shekau.But the three men...
  • Palestinians in Gaza attack Qatari envoy with stones after $15m. payment

    11/09/2018 12:17:17 PM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | November 9, 2018 | Tamar Beeri
    The paychecks of the Hamas members, which were being paid through financial aid by Qatar, were passed on in suitcases in a heavily guarded vehicle. Palestinian protesters pelted the convoy of Qatar’s ambassador to the Palestinians, Mohammed Al-Emadi, with stones Friday as he came to observe the weekly demonstrations along Gaza’s border fence with Israel, according to The Jerusalem Post’s sister publication Maariv. Gazan media reported that those leading the attack against Al-Emadi were from the Palestinian faction of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. PFLP members had earlier refused to take part in the meeting with the...
  • Report: Israel and Qatar to open Gaza sea crossing

    11/10/2018 11:08:20 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/11/18
    An Arab newspaper reported on Saturday that Israel and Qatar are hammering out a deal that would allow Hamas to operate a sea crossing between Gaza and Cyprus. According to the Lebanese Al Akhbar, the prospective seaport is part of a wider Egyptian-brokered cease-fire between Hamas and Israel. While Hamas demands that the crossing be monitored through video cameras, Israel wants both Israeli forces and international elements to monitor the seaport to prevent weapons smuggling. The report comes as a long-term cease-fire between Israel and Hamas appears to be gaining traction. A central part of the deal has been Qatar's...
  • Egypt considers banning the burqa in crackdown against Islamic extremists

    11/08/2018 6:26:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 8, 2018 | Tim Stickings
    Egypt is considering a law which would ban the burqa in public places in a crackdown on Islamic extremism. The Muslim-majority nation has faced a series of extremist attacks including the shooting of six Coptic Christians by ISIS last week. A draft law to be considered by the Egyptian parliament calls for a burqa ban in public spaces including hospitals, health clinics, schools, cinemas, theatres and museums. Women who wore the full face veil would be punished with a fine of 1,000 Egyptian pounds, equivalent to $56 or £42, the Jerusalem Post reported.
  • UAE becomes little Sparta of Middle East

    11/05/2018 4:39:16 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    thetimes.co.uk ^ | November 4 2018, 12:01am, | Louise Callaghan,
    From the window of a helicopter crossing the Bab el-Mandeb strait, the Emirati military base looms into view — an expanse of clay-coloured barracks guarded by US Patriot missile systems. This used to be a quiet corner of Yemen, its palm-fringed beaches reaching for miles. Now Emirati forces have made it a showcase of increasing military might. Once best known for holiday beaches and a lackadaisical approach to tax regulation, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have become one of the most powerful and interventionist forces in the Middle East.
  • Palestinians slam 'provocative' Brazil plan to move embassy to Jerusalem

    11/06/2018 8:38:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    France24 ^ | 11/03/2018
    RAMALLAH (PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES) (AFP) - A senior Palestinian official on Friday condemned Brazilian far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro's announcement that he would move his country's Israel embassy to Jerusalem. "These are provocative and illegal steps that will only destabilise security and stability in the region," Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization's executive committee, told AFP. The United States moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May, sparking fury among Palestinians, who consider the Israeli-annexed eastern part of the city the capital of their future state. "It is very unfortunate that Brazil has joined this negative alliance...
  • Report: Notorious Antisemite Louis Farrakhan Leads Death to America Chant on Solidarity Trip to Iran

    11/05/2018 4:23:44 AM PST · by SJackson · 35 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 11*5*18 | Benjamin Kerstein
    Nation of Islam leader and prominent antisemite Louis Farrakhan chanted “Death to America” and claimed that “America has never been a democracy” on Sunday during a solidarity trip to Iran, ahead of the re-implementation of US sanctions on the country this week. According to Iran’s semi-official state news agency Mehr, Farrakhan said at a meeting with the Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei that America is conspiring against Iran. “I understand how the enemies have plotted against the Iranian people and I would like to stay alongside you to stop their plots,” he said. He also blasted American support...