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  • FBI agent sought CIA help to investigate Sarasota Saudis who fled U.S. before 9/11

    07/09/2020 5:25:11 PM PDT · by Theoria · 17 replies
    Florida Bulldog ^ | 08 July 2020 | Dan Christensen
    The FBI agent who led the post 9/11 investigation of Saudis who moved out of their Sarasota-area home under suspicious circumstances two weeks before the 2001 al Qaeda attacks urged the FBI to seek information from the CIA about whether they assisted the terrorist hijackers. That’s among the final disclosures the FBI made recently to conclude a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit brought by Florida Bulldog in 2012 seeking records of a bureau investigation that was once so secret its existence was withheld from both Congress and the 9/11 Commission. News that the FBI agent who led the probe...
  • Deutsche Bank to pay $150M penalty for transactions with Jeffrey Epstein, 2 foreign banks

    07/07/2020 2:30:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    UPI ^ | 7/07/20 | Sommer Brokaw
    July 7 (UPI) -- New York regulators announced Tuesday a $150 million penalty on Deutsche Bank tied to suspicious transactions involving Jeffrey Epstein and two foreign banks, Danske Estonia and FBME Bank. Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay $150 million as a result of "significant compliance failures," Linda Lacewell, superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services, said in a statement. These failures were related to its banking relationships with Epstein and the two foreign banks. The statement said the settlement marks the first enforcement action by a regulator against a financial institution for dealings with registered sex...
  • Watch: Pro-Palestinian BLM Rallies in U.S. Call for ‘Death to Israel, Death to America’

    07/06/2020 1:39:52 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 06 2020 | DEBORAH DANAN
    At pro-Palestinian Black Lives Matter rallies in New York and Washington, chants were heard calling for “Death to Israel,” “Death to America” and “From Gaza to Minnesota, globalize the Intifada!” Several hundred protesters attended the July 1 demonstration in Brooklyn dubbed as a “Day of Rage” event, set to coincide with the earliest date Israel could begin its plans to apply Israeli law over parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley. Speakers issued inflammatory rallying cries that ran the gamut from anti-Semitic and anti-American to just plain absurd. One pro-North Korea activist called for the end of the...
  • Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu Is a Peacemaker—and Don't Think the Left Will Mention It

    06/29/2020 8:52:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/29/2019 | P. David Hornik
    In this Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 file photo, released by Oman News Agency, Oman's Sultan Qaboos, left, receives Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Muscat, Oman. (Oman News Agency via AP, File) The “last decade,” notes James Sinkinson in a perceptive article, has seen a “sea change” in Israel’s ties with “key Arab states.” And that last decade is also the one in which Benjamin Netanyahu (again, after a stint in the 1990s) has been Israel’s prime minister — specifically since March 2009.True, conditions for enhanced Arab-Israeli ties have been propitious — particularly the behavior of regional bully Iran, a...
  • Bizarre moment journalist for Chinese state-owned media sparks a scuffle at Australian Prime Minister's press conference before mysteriously disappearing

    06/26/2020 5:28:04 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 19 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 27th June 2020 | Levi Parsons
    A bizarre row broke out between a senior Chinese state media journalist and an Australian cameraman covering Scott Morrison's media conference. Tensions flared in the prime minister's courtyard when Bai Xu, the chief of Xinhua New's Canberra bureau, became angry that a SBS cameraman was filming her. The Australian cameraman turned the lens on the Chinese reporter after witnesses claimed a photographer Ms Xu was with was taking photos of other journalists on Friday. The unusual scene became even more heated when Ms Xu put her hand over But as the incident drew the eye of other Australian journalists and...
  • ‘Community spread’ — not just nursing homes — has kept Lebanon out of green: Rachel Levine

    06/25/2020 7:04:17 AM PDT · by lightman · 5 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 25 June A.D. 2020 | David Wenner
    Employees who likely don’t know they have COVID-19 are carrying it into long term care facilities in Lebanon County and infecting residents. While that leads to a high case count for the facilities, it also reflects the prevalence of COVID-19 in the larger community, according to state Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine. Levine said a “combination of community spread” and long term care cases are responsible for the recent high rate of increase in Lebanon County. That has made Lebanon the only county in the state that hasn’t been cleared to enter the green reopening status. “The nursing homes...
  • First scenes from Israeli attack over Hama last night [Syria]

    06/24/2020 6:56:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    www.almasdarnews.com ^ | 2020-06-24 | Staff
    BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) – The semi-official Syrian newspaper, Al-Watan, published the first scenes of the destruction left by the Israeli strikes in the Hama countryside this morning. The photos published by the Syrian newspaper on its official Facebook page show the great destruction caused by the raids on some installations, buildings and structures in the Al-Salamiyah District of Hama. The Syrian newspaper did not state the name of these buildings, the location, or the total number of losses from these strikes. At approximately 12:45 A.M. (local time) last night, the Israeli Air Force fired several missiles at the eastern...
  • Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Blames Israelis for Floyd Death

    06/23/2020 8:41:56 AM PDT · by kevcol · 76 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 22, 2020 | David Rutz
    Waters, the cofounder of Pink Floyd, said in an interview with the pro-Hamas Shehab News Agency that Floyd died in Minneapolis police custody last month because of "a technique invented by" the Israeli Defense Forces. "That is an Israeli technique, taught to the militarized police forces of the United States of America by Israeli experts, who the Americans have been flying over to the United States, to teach them how to murder the blacks because they've seen how efficient the Israelis have been at murdering Palestinians in the occupied territories using those techniques," Waters said. "And they're proud of it."
  • “Some White People May Have to Die for Black Communities to Be Made Whole” – Far Left UGA Teaching Assistant on Black Lives Matter Movement

    06/21/2020 7:34:30 AM PDT · by kevcol · 89 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 21, 2020 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Irami Osei-Frampong, a University of Georgia graduate student and teaching assistant recently wrote that some white people may have to die before black communities will be made whole.</p> <p>Osei-Frampong made the comments on Facebook and says he’s confused on why his words are so contrersial.</p>
  • Iran Turns George Floyd Into a Shi’ite Muslim Saint

    06/21/2020 7:05:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/21/2020 | Robert Spencer
    Dr. Reza Parchizadeh, a political theorist and analyst, recently noted on Twitter that “the Iranian regime has turned the late #George_Floyd into Saint George, Shiite-style!” And sure enough, Parchizadeh posted a painting of Floyd depicting him in the way Shi’ite Muslims often depict their holy figures: in a green robe and surrounded by an aura of holy light. The Iranian regime has turned the late #George_Floyd into Saint George, Shiite-style! #Beware_Foreign_Influence pic.twitter.com/ofTtW5J3px— Dr. Reza Parchizadeh (@rezaparchizadeh) June 1, 2020 As incongruous as the image is, it’s perfectly fitting: Floyd, whose murder touched off the rage for destruction that is...
  • Rumors Of Wars: China, India, North Korea, South Korea, Israel And Turkey All Move Toward War

    06/17/2020 2:24:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    TIMIN ^ | 06/17/2020 | Michael Snyder
    As if we didn’t have enough already going on in 2020, now we are facing the possibility that several regional wars may erupt. China and India had both been pouring troops into a disputed border region, and now there has been an incident where they were actually killing each other. On the Korean peninsula, North Korea just blew up “a joint liaison office” that it had used for talks with the South Korean government. And in the Middle East, Turkey is warning of grave consequences if Israel goes ahead with a plan to annex portions of Judea and Samaria. If...
  • Lebanon County officials, business people seeing red over staying yellow in state’s reopening plan

    06/19/2020 5:57:44 PM PDT · by lightman · 7 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 19 June A.D. 2020 | Charles Thompson
    Lebanon County officials were sputtering mad Friday at the Wolf Administration’s decision to leave it as the only one of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties that is not taking at least a partial step toward the green, or least restrictive, phase of the state’s coronavirus reopening plan next week. The county’s four-member legislative delegation - which helped stoke the county commissioner’s decision to break out of the state’s reopening schedule last month - issued an open letter to county residents condemning Gov. Tom Wolf and his Health Secretary, Dr. Rachel Levine, for punishing the county. “If there was ever any doubt that...
  • Lebanon County Republicans call Gov. Wolf 'dictator,' 'loser' after not moving to green phase

    06/19/2020 2:40:40 PM PDT · by lightman · 17 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 19 June A.D. 2020 | Julia Hatmaker
    Calling Governor Tom Wolf an ‘illustrious dictator,’ Lebanon County Republicans lashed out on Facebook over the county’s reopening status. Lebanon County will be the only county still in the yellow phase of reopening on June 26, according to Pa. Health Secretary Dr. Levine. The state said that was because of an increase in cases of COVID-19 in the county. Levine put the blame on the politics of the county. “Lebanon County’s partisan, politically driven decision to ignore public health experts and reopen prematurely is having severe consequences for the health and safety of county residents,” she said in a press...
  • Only one Pa. county is not given approval for green phase: Lebanon County

    06/19/2020 10:24:37 AM PDT · by lightman · 16 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 19 June A.D. 2020 | Ron Southwick
    Lebanon County is the only county in Pennsylvania that is not being given approval from Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration to move to the green phase. The Wolf administration said Friday 12 more counties will move next week to the green phase, the least restrictive in the governor’s plan to reopen Pennsylvania amid the coronavirus pandemic. Those counties include Philadelphia and all of its suburbs. Earlier Friday, eight counties, including Dauphin, moved into the green phase. As of Friday, 54 counties are now in the green phase, with 12 more headed there next Friday. On June 26, Lebanon County will stand...
  • Syria devalues currency (44%) amid chaos ahead of new US sanctions

    06/18/2020 5:35:02 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 17, 2020 | ALBERT AJI Associated Press
    Syria devalued its currency by 44% on Wednesday, announcing a new official exchange rate for the pound amid chaos in the market, hours before new U.S. sanctions aimed at cutting off revenue for Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government took effect. The sanctions, known as the U.S. Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act, are the toughest set of measures to be imposed on Syria yet, preventing anyone around the world from doing business with Syrian officials or state institutions or from participating in the country’s reconstruction... Syria’s already troubled economy has sharply deteriorated, prices have soared and the national currency, the Syrian...
  • Middle East Update from Amir Tsarfati 6/15/20

    06/17/2020 6:36:26 AM PDT · by firebrand · 6 replies
    Behold Israel ^ | June 15, 2020 | Amir Tsarfati
    U.S. action in Syria against Iranian militias, using Ninja missile that leaves no collateral damage. Turkey out of control, attacking Kurds in Iraq, wants to block gas pipe from Israel to Europe. Secret Turkish plans to take over Greece. Erdogan uses threat of releasing many migrants who are now in Turkey. The destruction of Israel is not the goal anymore in the forthcoming Ezekiel 38 war, just the fight over oil and gas, with Turkey and Iran having their own goals as well, Iran wanting to take over the Muslim holy sites from Saudi Arabia and Turkey wanting to restore...
  • How Russia saved Israel from a Palestinian state based on the '48 borders

    06/16/2020 11:33:06 AM PDT · by bitt · 31 replies
    israelhayom ^ | 6/15/2020 | Ariel Kahana
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells the story of a major drama that unfolded behind the scenes at the UN Security Council shortly before former US President Barack Obama left office. New details about some drama involving Israel, Russia, and the US that played out behind the scenes at the United Nations Security Council some four years ago are coming to light. more.... It appears that Russia demonstrated a rare willingness to use its UNSC veto on Israel's behalf to block a resolution led by then-US President Barack Obama, which would have compelled Israel to set up a Palestinian state based...
  • Iran: The November Miracle

    06/10/2020 10:55:40 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies
    StrategyPage ^ | 6/9/20 | Staff
    June 9, 2020: Despite the financial crises, continuing anti-government protests and growing criticism from government and military leaders, the senior clerics who run Iran believe that there is a good chance the American presidential elections in November will put a more pro-Iran and anti-Israel government in power. While this is a possibility, many Iranians don’t believe the clerics can hang onto power until the end of the year. Poverty is growing in Iran and the government continues to spend lots of money on military operations in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen. Syria is the costliest foreign adventure. So far this...
  • Ret. Gen. John Allen Says Donald Trump Could Cause 'Civil Military Crisis'

    07/31/2016 7:23:57 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 87 replies
    abc ^ | 31July16 | Nicki Rossoll
    Retired Marine Corps Gen. John Allen said that if Republican nominee Donald Trump becomes president and follows through on some of the things he’s said on the campaign trail, the U.S. could face a “civil military crisis, the like of which we’ve not seen in this country.” "When we swear an oath to support and defend the Constitution, which is a document and a set of principles and it supports the rule of law, one of those is to ensure that we do not obey illegal orders," Allen told told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on "This Week."
  • Cyprus, Greece, Israel to sign pipeline deal on Jan. 2

    12/27/2019 7:11:30 PM PST · by Swarthy Greek Immigrant · 20 replies
    apnews.com ^ | December 22, 2019 | DEMETRIS NELLAS
    Cyprus, Greece, Israel to sign pipeline deal on Jan. 2 By DEMETRIS NELLAS December 22, 2019 ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The leaders of Cyprus, Greece and Israel plan to sign an agreement early in the new year for the building of the eastern Mediterranean natural gas pipeline, the Greek prime minister’s office announced Sunday. The agreement will be signed in Athens on Jan. 2 by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiades and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. As now planned, the pipeline will run across the Mediterranean from Israel’s Levantine Basin offshore gas reserves to the Greek...