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  • Matteo Salvini: Italy’s ports are closed to migrant vessels

    06/19/2018 8:46:01 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 28 replies
    Politico.eu ^ | 6/16/18 | SILVIA SCIORILLI BORRELLI
    Italy’s Matteo Salvini warned Saturday that no NGO-operated ships carrying migrants would be allowed to dock at Italian ports. “Italy no longer wants to be an accomplice of human traffickers and contribute to the business of illegal immigration,” Matteo Salvini, who leads the far-right League, said in a Facebook post on Saturday. More than 600 migrants are expected to reach Italian shores on Saturday on board Italian, British and U.S. military ships, according to a statement by the Italian interior ministry cited by La Repubblica. Salvini’s post specifically targeted NGO-operated two ships flying Dutch flags — which he described as...
  • Italy bars two more refugee ships from ports

    06/17/2018 4:09:43 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 37 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | 6/16/2018 | Chris Stephen
    Italy’s interior minister has sparked a new migration crisis in the Mediterranean by barring two rescue boats from bringing refugees to shore, a week . “Two other ships with the flag of Netherlands, Lifeline and Seefuchs, have arrived off the coast of Libya, waiting for their load of human beings abandoned by the smugglers,” Matteo Salvini, the leader of the anti-immigrant party the League, wrote on his Facebook page. “These gentlemen know that Italy no longer wants to be complicit in the business of illegal immigration, and therefore will have to look for other ports [not Italian] where to go.”...
  • Merkel Abandons Migrant Quotas, Pushes for EU ‘Flexible Solidarity’ and Soros-Approved Africa Plan

    06/09/2018 6:04:46 AM PDT · by davikkm · 37 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has largely abandoned support for the European Union’s migrant quota system, instead, pushing for what she has termed “flexible solidarity” and a “Marshall Plan” for Africa to prevent illegal migration. Merkel made her remarks on Wednesday at a meeting of the European People’s Party, a European Union parliamentary group of which Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CSU) is a member, Le Point reports. “If we fail to provide a common answer to questions of illegal migration, the foundations of the European Union will be called into question. Action is really needed here,” she said. Merkel appeared to...
  • CNN: State Dep’t Thinks Bolton Tried To Tank North Korea Summit By Talking About The “Libyan Model”

    06/07/2018 6:55:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/07/2018 | Allahpundit
    Heh. I think the right will divide into two camps about this. Devout Trumpers who hate any report of conflict within the administration will declare “fake news” and point to the double whammy of CNN citing anonymous sources. Whereas devout hawks who love Bolton and hate the idea of pointless diplomacy with a propaganda-hungry Kim will say, “I sure hope it’s true.” Trump was caught off guard by Bolton’s comment & wasn’t happy once he saw how it was playing out, according to multiple officials. No one in Trump admin knew Bolton would make Libya model comments. (via @PamelaBrownCNN...
  • North Korea Wants to End up Like Pakistan, Not Libya

    05/29/2018 11:33:57 AM PDT · by Wuli · 25 replies
    The Atlamtic ^ | May 26, 2018 | Dominic Tierney
    When Donald Trump canceled his planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un—before hinting that it might happen anyway after all, as the South Koreans moved into damage-control mode on Saturday with an impromptu summit of their own—it followed days of discussion over a historical parallel: Libya. U.S. National-Security Adviser John Bolton said the basis for a deal with North Korea was the “Libya model” from 2003 to 2004, when Muammar Qaddafi essentially handed over his entire nuclear program to the United States. For North Korea, however, this allusion to Libya looked “awfully sinister” because, in 2011, less than...
  • Trump should make clear to North Korea that the Libya model is indeed on the table

    05/25/2018 11:39:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 25, 2018 | Marc Thiessen, The Washington Post
    After months of pretending to be normal and reasonable on the diplomatic stage, North Korea's mask has slipped, and Pyongyang is back to threatening a "nuclear-to-nuclear showdown" that will "make the U.S. taste an appalling tragedy it has neither experienced nor even imagined up to now." Why is Kim Jong Un's regime lashing out? It's not because it is offended at talk of a "Libya model." It's because it was hoping to follow the "Iran model" -- sanctions relief up front and weak inspections -- and is starting to realize that is not going to happen. When national security adviser...
  • Will We Ever Hear From Benghazi’s American Survivors?

    05/23/2018 4:02:11 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 36 replies
    Vanity | 5/23/18 | Originalbuckeye
    Will we ever find out about the people who were saved from our Consulate and the Annex in Benghazi? Are they in Witness Protection? Will the investigations reveal their fate? Were they interviewed when they returned to the USA?
  • Pence: North Korea will 'end like the Libyan model' if Kim does not cooperate

    05/21/2018 8:24:41 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/21/18 | JULIA MANCHESTER
    Pence: North Korea will 'end like the Libyan model' if Kim does not cooperate BY JULIA MANCHESTER - 05/21/18 07:42 PM EDT Vice President Pence warned in an interview on Monday that talks between the U.S. and North Korea could end like Libya's denuclearization process if Kim Jong Un does not cooperate. "You know, there was some talk of the Libyan model last week. And as the president made clear, this will only end like the Libyan model ended if Kim Jong Un doesn't make a deal," Pence told Martha MacCallum on Fox News. "It would be a great mistake...
  • [N. Korea]Donald Trump's warning to Kim Jong-un: make a deal or suffer same fate as Gaddafi

    05/18/2018 12:21:33 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 46 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 18 May 2018 | Julian Borger
    Donald Trump's warning to Kim Jong-un: make a deal or suffer same fate as Gaddafi Asked about ‘Libya model’, Trump says: ‘That model … was total decimation. That model would take place if we don’t make a deal’ Donald Trump has threatened Kim Jong-un with the same fate as Muammar Gaddafi if the North Korean leader “doesn’t make a deal” on his nuclear weapons programme. The US president issued the threat at the White House when he was asked about the recent suggestion by his national security adviser, John Bolton, that the “Libyan model” be a template for dealing with...
  • Trump Reassures North Korea, But Threatens ‘Total Decimation’ Without A Deal

    05/18/2018 8:26:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | May 18, 2018 | Mary Papenfuss
    President Donald Trump tried to keep his planned talks with North Korea’s leader on track with reassuring words — then appeared to threaten “total decimation” if Kim Jong Un fails to reach a deal with the U.S. on nuclear arms. Trump, responding to North Korea’s sudden threat on Tuesday to pull out of scheduled June talks, promised that Kim would remain in power and his country would get “very rich” if he abandons his nuclear weapons program. But the president appeared to issue his own warning if the two leaders fail to reach a deal. Trump’s comments came after national...
  • Egypt: Families of Beheaded Copts Finally Reunited with Remains of Loved Ones

    05/18/2018 4:23:03 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    After a three-year wait and a number of broken promises, the Egyptian Coptic families of 20 men beheaded by IS in Libya in 2015 have finally received their loved ones’ remains. The leader of the Coptic Church, Pope Tawadros II, accompanied by several bishops, priests and deacons, welcomed the 20 coffins at the Cairo airport on Monday evening, 14 May, with prayers and Coptic chants. From there the coffins were transported to the village of Al-Our in Minya province, where the Church of the Martyrs of Faith and Homeland, dedicated to the victims, had been inaugurated in February in anticipation...
  • Trump agrees to meet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, South Korea says

    03/08/2018 4:45:59 PM PST · by Mariner · 237 replies
    ABC and GMA via Yahoo ^ | March 8th, 2018 | JONATHAN KARL and JORDYN PHELPS,
    President Donald Trump has agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by this May, South Korea's national adviser announced at the White House Thursday evening. He had briefed the president on a message from Kim earlier in the day. The South Korean envoy said that in his recent talks with Kim, the North Korean leader had expressed an eagerness to meet with Trump as soon as possible. He said that Kim had said he was committed to denuclearization, suspending more missile tests, and had agreed that U.S.-South Korean joint military exercises the North objects to must continue....
  • MSNBC's Maddow Twice Speculates That Syria Bombing Was Influenced 'Because of Scandal'

    04/14/2018 8:44:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 14, 2018 | Tom Blumer
    On Friday, shortly after President Donald Trump's announcement of air strikes against Syria, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow twice put on her tinfoil hat, alleging that there is a "perception that the president may have ordered these strikes in part because of scandal," and that Trump's decision "may have ... (been) inflected by the scandals surrounding him." Maddow even contended that this alleged perception of scandal-driven decision-making will "affect the impact and the effectiveness of these military strikes." Maddow's first speculation appeared shortly after Trump's announcement:Transcript RACHEL MADDOW: As we follow the news in these incredible days that we have been having recently...
  • Accused Spy Lindauer Gave Deposition In Lockerbie Case - Attacks US, Defends Libya

    03/11/2004 7:09:28 PM PST · by Hon · 27 replies · 322+ views
    Middle East Intelligence Bulletin ^ | 4 December 1998 | Susan Lindauer
    Jointly published by the United States Committee for a Free Lebanon and the Middle East Forum   Vol. 2   No. 6 Table of ContentsMEIB Main Page 1 July 2000  Lockerbie Trial Document: Susan Lindauer Deposition4 December 1998 Last month, MEIB reported that Dr. Richard Fuisz, a major CIA operative in Syria during the 1980s, met with a congressional staffer by the name of Susan Lindauer in 1994 and told her that that the perpetrators of the December 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland were based in Syria [see "The Lockerbie Bombing Trial: Is Libya Being...
  • Iranian ex-spy to Al Jazeera: Khomeini ordered downing of Pan Am flight 103

    03/11/2014 10:33:31 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/11/2014 | JPost.com staff
    Former Iranian intelligence officer says Tehran ordered downing of plane over Lockerbie in retaliation for US attack on Iranian airliner. Who was responsible for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland? While the Libyan government was thought to have masterminded the terrorist attack, a bombshell documentary by Al Jazeera quotes a former Iranian intelligence officer as saying that it was Iran that ordered the atrocity. The former agent, Abolghassem Mesbahi, who defected to Germany from Iran, is quoted by the Telegraph as saying that flight 103 was downed in retaliation for a US Navy strike on...
  • The Cold War's Arab Spring: How the Soviets Created Today's Middle East

    04/10/2018 9:03:25 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 15 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | Claire Berlinsky
    The dominant narrative of modern Middle East history emphasizes European colonization and accepts as a truism that the former colonial powers prioritized the protection of their material interests—in oil, above all—above the dignity and self-determination of the region’s inhabitants. --Thus did botched decolonization result in endless instability...Thus did the region become a breeding ground for radicalism, intensified by Cold War rivalry between the superpowers, who replaced the European colonizers as the region’s meddling overlords...Then came Mikhail Gorbachev—a Westernizing reformer. At last, the Cold War was over. A new world order was at hand. What if this conventional wisdom is nonsense?...
  • Hillary Was the Best Qualified Loser in History

    04/06/2018 9:35:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 90 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2018 | Jeff Crouere
    At the Simmons College leadership conference in Boston on Thursday, former first lady Michelle Obama praised her husband’s presidency while taking a veiled swipe at the current occupant of the White House. She said that her husband’s administration was “like having the good parent at home.” In Michelle Obama’s warped view, her husband filled the national role of a “responsible parent, the one who told you to eat your carrots and go to bed on time.” This analogy is ridiculous as a “good parent” would not practically double the national debt, socialize healthcare, unconstitutionally grant amnesty to illegal aliens and...
  • A New Paleolithic Revolution

    09/06/2007 2:17:33 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 497+ views
    Minerva ^ | 9-6-2007
    A New Paleolithic Revolution Image Caption: The ‘Rangki Papa’ (‘Father of all Rafts’) built using Palaeolithic technology and approaching the coast of Komodo, Bali, having succeeded in crossing from Sumbawa, 7 October 2004. The vessel travelled 36.4km in 9 hours 22 minutes Jerome M. Eisenberg, Ph.D. and Dr Sean KingsleyJuly/August 2007 For decades archaeologists have rightly respected the Neolithic period c. 8500 BC as a revolutionary era of the most profound change, when the wiring of mankind’s brain shifted from transient hunter-gathering to permanent settlement in farming communities. Hearths, temples, articulated burials, whistling ‘wheat’ fields and security replaced the...
  • Ex-French president Sarkozy held on Gadhafi claims

    03/20/2018 2:51:28 PM PDT · by mojito · 36 replies
    AP ^ | 3/20/2018 | Samuel Petrequin
    Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was placed in custody on Tuesday as part of an investigation into allegations he received millions of euros in illegal campaign financing from the regime of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. A judicial source with direct knowledge of the case told The Associated Press that Sarkozy was being held at the Nanterre police station, north-west of Paris. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. Sarkozy has vehemently and repeatedly denied wrongdoing in the case, which involves funding for his winning 2007 presidential campaign. Though...
  • Asharq Al-Awsat Series on Libya Details Gaddafi’s Funding of Western Presidential Campaigns

    02/21/2018 9:21:53 AM PST · by richardtavor · 10 replies
    Asharq Al-Awsat ^ | February 19, 2018 | Abdul Sattar Hatita
    As part of its exclusive series on Libya during the rule of late leader Moammar al-Gaddafi, Asharq Al-Awsat examines the regime’s ties with local and foreign powers, including its attempts to finance western presidential campaigns, particularly in France, the United States and Ukraine. Witnesses from the former regime said that Tripoli had spent some 50 million euros in 2007 to fund the campaign of French presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy. Lebanese businessman Ziad Takeieddine, who was present at Sarkozy’s meetings with Gaddafi revealed that the “figures were much higher than that.” Tripoli also pumped 5 million dollars in the presidential campaign...