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  • Turkey sends tanks into northern Syria

    08/24/2016 8:16:33 AM PDT · by Lera · 89 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/24/16
    urkish tanks and other vehicles have rolled across the Syrian border after heavy shelling of an area held by so-called Islamic State (IS). Military sources told Turkish media 70 targets in the Jarablus area had been destroyed by artillery and rocket strikes, and 12 by air strikes. Turkish-backed Syrian rebels who are following the advance say they have entered the town of Jarablus itself. The operation is aimed against both IS and Kurdish fighters. Turkey shelled Syrian Kurdish forces in the region this week, determined not to let them fill the vacuum if IS leaves. US Vice-President Joe Biden warned...
  • Special Report on U.S.-Israeli Relations [radio]

    08/23/2016 7:36:49 AM PDT · by Randall_S
    USA Transnational Report ^ | August 20, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    IMPRESSIONS OF ISRAEL TODAY US-ISRAELI RELATIONS LIVE Saturday (8/20) 8 AM EST!!! This Saturday, we bring you a special edition of the USA Transnational Report, broadcast live from Israel. While the United States is in the midst of one of the most, if not the most, consequential presidential elections in modern history, the Middle East is undergoing fundamental changes that will shape its future. Israel's relationship with its Arab neighbors, including Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia, is closer than at any other time. This is, at least in part, due to the rising influence and stature of Iran in the...
  • Joe Biden Will Visit Turkey This Week. Does He Have The Courage To Call Out Autocrat Erdogan?

    08/22/2016 5:53:36 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08-22-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    On Wednesday, America's Vice President Joe Biden will arrive in Turkey. His main mission is to smooth things over with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is getting angrier with the United States by the day. The reason Erdogan is so angry with the United States is, Erdogan says, that America still provides a safe haven to Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, who Ankara accuses of being behind the failed military coup on July 15. Both before, but especially after the coup, the Turkish government has accused Gülen, who lives in Pennsylvania, of being a terrorist leader comparable to ISIS self-declared...
  • 2016 08 21 John Haller's Prophecy Update "The Canary is on Life Support" (video)

    08/21/2016 11:12:00 AM PDT · by Lera · 3 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Aug 21, 2016 | John Haller
    As a follow up to a previous message entitled "The Canary in the Coal Mine", John ramps up the rhetoric this week with his update entitled "The Canary is on Life Support." As many may know, miners used Canaries to warn them of increased levels of dangerous gas in the mine shafts. Due to the canary's elevated respiration rate and faster metabolism, it would react to fatal levels of dangerous gasses long before human life would be lost. It was an "early warning system" per se. It is clear that our Prophecy Update Canary is in intensive care as the...
  • How The Hasakah Clashes End Kurdish Nation Dreams

    08/21/2016 8:31:27 AM PDT · by mvonfr · 9 replies
    Moon of Alabama ^ | Aug 21, 2016 | Moon of Alabama
    Severe fighting in Hasakah, in north-east Syria, continues between Syrian government forces and U.S. advised Kurdish YPG groups. It is still unclear why these clashes broke out after years of mostly peaceful co-existence in the city. These clashes convince Turkey that the danger of a Kurdish state creation is imminent. This will unite the Turkish, Syrian, Iranian and Iraqi hostile positions towards such plans. This unity ends the dreams of an independent Kurdish nation. The YPG declared that it wants all Syrian government forces to leave Hasakah. But those forces are the sole protection of the large Assyrian (Christian) and...
  • Trump to lay out plan for combating radical Islamic terrorism

    08/15/2016 4:02:12 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | August 15, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    (CNN)Donald Trump on Monday will lay out his strategy for defeating radical Islamic terrorism, painting the fight as an ideological struggle on par with that of the Cold War. In Ohio, the Republican presidential nominee will lay out proposals to combat ISIS and prevent terrorist attacks in the US, including banning individuals from countries with heavy terrorist footprints where the US government cannot adequately vet visa applicants and increasing cooperation with willing Middle Eastern allies, a senior Trump campaign official said. Trump is also set to make clear in his prepared remarks that the US will abandon any ambitions for...
  • Reckless Hillary and the Pirates of the Arabian, a Picture Essay

    08/13/2016 8:51:55 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 19 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 8/13/2016 | PoconoPundit
    "Crooked" is a label that aptly fits Hillary Clinton, but the FBI and WikiLeaks revelations regarding Hillary's private email server and 33,000 deleted emails points to another apt label for Hillary: reckless. Hillary's foreign policy mistakes -- even traitorist activity -- in the Middle East are "reckless" in two senses, for they show: 1) a careless lack of attention to detail, and 2) a coldness or lack of caring about what happens to the people her actions affect and even our Nation. Trump and his team are doing a fantastic job of exposing Hillary's and Obama's reckless and misguided...
  • Hillary’s Email Kills, #NeverTrumpers Find An Idiot, Saudi Offer To Russia [radio]

    08/13/2016 9:19:17 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 2 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | August 13, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    Hillary’s Email Kills #NeverTrumpers find their Idiot LIVE Saturday (8/13) 8 AM EST!!! The media’s premature reports of Donald Trump’s demise are greatly exaggerated. Did Trump really have a bad week? And what role could the clown third party candidate play in the 2016 election? On a more serious note, Hillary’s emails have gotten at least one high value asset executed in Iran. A top U.S. spy on the Iranian nuclear program did meet his demise, and there is precisely one person to blame – the Democrat nominee for president. Finally, we bring you the latest critical international developments and...
  • 2016 08 07 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Delusion" (video)

    08/07/2016 11:07:13 AM PDT · by Lera · 8 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Aug 7, 2016 | John Haller
    "There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death." Proverbs 14:2
  • Special Prophecy Update & Communion – July 31st, 2016 (video)

    08/01/2016 2:04:32 AM PDT · by Lera · 4 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | July 31st, 2016 | J D Farag
    Pastor J.D. provides a special prophecy and building update, in which he addresses this year’s presidential election, then celebrates communion at the end of the service.
  • Assad to Netanyahu: Help Me Control the Region and I Guarantee You a Calm Golan

    07/31/2016 6:32:48 PM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 67 replies
    Assad to Netanyahu: Help Me Control the Region and I Guarantee You a Calm Golan By JNI Media July 31, 2016 , 8:30 am 162 16 8 9Email 274Share “Unto the sons of Gershom were given, out of the family of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Golan in Bashan with the open land about it, and Ashtaroth with the open land about it.” I Chronicles 6:56 (The Israel Bible™) image: http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/bashar-al-Assad-syria-russia-vladimir-putin.jpg Syrian President Bashar al-Assad meets with Vladimir Putin in Russia 20 October 2015. (Photo: Kremlin/President of the Russian Federation/Wikimedia Commons) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad meets with Vladimir Putin in Russia...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – July 24th, 2016 (video)

    07/25/2016 6:44:30 AM PDT · by Lera · 8 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | July 24th, 2016 | J D Farag
    Pastor J.D. answers the question of why Turkey is not the nation at the helm with Iran instead of Russia in Ezekiel 38
  • The Dream Of Muslim Outreach Has Become A Nightmare

    07/21/2016 4:04:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    When President Obama entered office, he dreamed that his hope-and-change messaging and his references to his familial Islamic roots would win over the Muslim world. The soon-to-be Nobel Peace Prize laureate would make the U.S. liked in the Middle East. Then, terrorism would decrease. But, as with his approach to racial relations, Obama's remedies proved worse than the original illness. Obama gave his first presidential interview to Al Arabiya, noting that he has Muslims in his family. He implicitly blamed America's strained relations with many Middle Eastern countries on his supposedly insensitive predecessor, George W. Bush. The new message of...
  • Dubai Family Consultant Dr. Khalifa Al-Makhrazi: Pokémon Go Is Prohibited, Spreads Darwinism

    07/18/2016 9:42:17 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 20 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 7/14/16 | Sky News Arabia (Abu Dhabi) -
    Dr. Khlifa Al-Makhrazi. The head of the Family Consultative Council in Dubai, speaking on Sky News Arabia TV, discussed the new Pokémon Go rage. Dr. Al-Makhrazi declared that playing this game is prohibited, in keeping with a recent fatwa by Al-Azhar and by "some jurisprudents." He further explained that Pokémon Go is "genuinely and directly" linked to Darwinism and to the theory of evolution. He concluded by saying that anybody playing the game is a spy. The interview aired on July 14
  • Egyptian Author: The Israel Germ, Planted in the Arab Body in 1948, Is Responsible for "Deformed"...

    07/18/2016 9:39:53 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 22 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 6/21/16 | Mayadeen TV (Lebanon)
    Speaking on Mayadeen TV on June 21, Egyptian author Muhammad Al-Mansi Qandil said that "Israel is a germ that was planted in the Arab body in 1948" and that "ever since, the Arab body has been plagued with the Israel disease." That is why, he said, "all the [Arab] regimes that were established came out deformed, we produced deformed development projects, and we entered wars that were beyond our capabilities."
  • Why I talked about peace through strength with clarity

    07/17/2016 8:31:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Pressaa ^ | 07/17/16 | Herman Cain
    Look what's happening now without it When I ran for president, I summed up my thinking on foreign policy with the term “peace through strength with clarity.” To help demonstrate what this meant, we created a map that clearly labeled certain nations. Britain was a friend. Russia was a rival. Various nations in the Middle East represented threats. As you might expect, the political media mocked this as simple-minded, which I still believe is hilariously ironic coming from some of the most simple-minded people you will ever have the misfortune of meeting. But what’s happening now helps to demonstrate why...
  • What if Obama Is Wrong About Islam

    07/17/2016 6:26:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2017 | Bruce Bialosky
    A central tenet of President Obama’s argument regarding our national security is that we should not chastise all Muslims. He repeats often that Islam is a religion of peace. What we need to examine is whether that is just something he states over and over again -- hoping Americans will accept it as fact -- or whether that is actually true. First, before anyone jumps off the high board let’s determine the parameters. Almost everyone reading this column and/or across the world wants to believe that Islam is a religion of peace. Except, of course, for some wing-nuts: some people...
  • What They Said Then, What We Know Now about the Iran Nuclear Deal

    07/03/2016 5:21:48 PM PDT · by violin5426 · 12 replies
    Foreign Policy Initiative ^ | June 30, 2016 | Tzvi Kahn
    Nearly one year ago, the United States and its international partners reached a landmark agreement with Iran that would curtail Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for robust sanctions relief. In multiple speeches, interviews, and congressional hearings that followed, U.S. officials defended the accord, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), by hailing its intrusive inspections regime, pledging to continue sanctioning Iran for non-nuclear misbehavior, and asserting that the deal may spur the regime to moderate its policies. This FPI Analysis evaluates these claims by compiling the administration’s own statements in defense of the agreement, and comparing them...
  • FBI: People knew Chattanooga, TN July 16 shooter was radicalized, failed to alert authorities

    07/01/2016 12:58:26 PM PDT · by RetiredUSMC · 35 replies
    The Chattanooga Times Free Press ^ | 6/30/2016 | Shelly Bradbury
    The 24-year-old Muslim man who carried out the July 16 terrorist attack in Chattanooga was radicalized for at least a year before he opened fire on two military sites and killed five U.S. service members, an FBI agent told the Times Free Press today. The FBI believes people who knew Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez knew he was becoming radicalized before the attack, but failed to report Abdulazeez to authorities, Special Agent Ed Reinhold said. Abdulazeez was radicalized online before he took a July 2014 trip to the Middle East to visit family and discussed committing jihad before he carried out the...
  • NH Townhall Attendee Doesn't Want To Help Israel Anymore; Trump's Response is HUGE!

    06/30/2016 4:35:28 PM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 56 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-30-16 | Wayne Dupree
    Looking at the man who asked this question, I won't say he was a plant to throw the presumptive GOP nominee off track, but I will say there are some American voters who do not want to defend Israel anymore, but that won't be the policy of Donald Trump. This elderly gentleman was able to mention two issues to Trump before he sat down. One of them was about the sanctity of life and which Trump agreed to. The second one is where the man said the following: I opposed to our wasting our military in the Middle East, on...
  • The Heroic Police Officer Who Risked His Own Life to Shoot a Suicide Terrorist at Istanbul's Airport

    06/29/2016 4:35:40 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06-29-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    This man is a real-life hero. Sadly, we don't yet know whether he made it out in time. It goes without saying that we can write many terrible stories about the terror attack at Atatürk Airport in Istanbul yesterday. Dozens of people died -- at least 36, and possibly as many as 50 -- and as many as 150 innocent travellers were injured. There is a story behind every single one of those deaths: a story that, sadly, was ended prematurely because of the actions of a few radical Muslims who hate all those who dare have different views than...
  • Israel, Turkey Agree to Normalize Ties: Israeli Official

    06/26/2016 9:15:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Monday, 27 June 2016
    Israel and Turkey on Sunday reached agreement to normalize ties, a senior Israeli official said, to end a six-year rift over the Israeli navy’s killing of 10 Turkish pro-Palestinian activists who tried to sail to the blockaded Gaza Strip in 2010. The Turkish foreign ministry had no immediate comment on the deal but an announcement on the restoration of ties was expected on Monday at 1000 GMT by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in Rome, and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim in Ankara. Netanyahu travelled to Rome on Sunday to meet US Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli and Turkish...
  • Discussion on Global Chaos - Brexit, the New Middle East, and farce of US politics [radio]

    06/20/2016 7:17:00 PM PDT · by Randall_S
    JJ McCartney Show ^ | June 20, 2016 | Wallace Bruschweiler & William Palumbo
    First 60 minutes of the program... http://usatransnationalreport.org/2016/06/21/jj-mccartney-show-06-20-2016-wm-palumbo-wallace-bruschweiler/ JJ McCartney interview with William Palumbo & Wallace Bruschweiler. Topics discussed: - Europe – Brexit, its consequences, and the future of UK politics - Middle East – Putin’s growing influence in the region, the new alliance between Israel and the Arab states, and Obama’s surrender - United States – Trump’s run as an “independent” - Orlando – Myths about the “assault rifle” AR15 and more…
  • NBC’s Today Ignores CIA Director’s ‘Stark Warning’ About ISIS

    06/17/2016 1:34:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 17, 2016 | Kyle Drennen
    On Friday, NBC’s Today skipped any mention of CIA Director John Brennan detailing Obama administration failures in the fight against ISIS while testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee. The morning show ignored the major story despite Thursday’s NBC Nightly News devoting a nearly two-minute segment to the topic. On Nightly News, anchor Lester Holt declared: “Now to a stark warning here at home from the director of the CIA over the threat from ISIS. John Brennan told Congress today efforts to defeat ISIS on the battlefield have not put a dent in the group's ability to carry out terror attacks....
  • Trump 'won't pressure Israel' to act against its interests

    05/30/2016 3:00:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/5/16 | Uzi Baruch
    Attorney David M. Friedman, one of Donald trump's two advisors on Israel, told Arutz Sheva in an exclusive interview that Donald Trump has assured him he will not pressure Israel into "peace processes" and concessions that it does not want. “I’ve known Donald Trump for about 15 years," he said, in a conversation with Dr. Joseph Frager. "I met him in the context of being his lawyer, and we’ve become friends over the years. He know how much I love Israel, and hopefully people who read Arutz Sheva know how much I love Israel because I write a column for...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – May 29th, 2016 (video)

    05/29/2016 6:33:39 PM PDT · by Lera · 4 replies
    Calvary Chapel ^ | May 29th, 2016 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. focuses the attention on developments concerning Jerusalem, specifically as it relates to the uniting against Israel, and the pressure on Israel, to acquiesce to that which would lead to her destruction, under the banner of “peace and security.”
  • The end of a century of political miscalculation

    05/16/2016 4:48:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/5/16 | Jay Schapiro
    In 1916 the French and English drew borders in the Middle East to satisfy their imperial ambitions. Jay Shapiro thinks that the division now collapsed completely. So what is the big mistake of Europe? Listen to figure it out. Video
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – May 15th, 2016 (video)

    05/15/2016 8:41:26 PM PDT · by Lera · 7 replies
    Calvary Chapel ^ | May 15, 2016 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. addresses the breakneck speed with which prophetic events are revving up specifically concerning Israel and the United States, vis-à-vis Iran.
  • Donald Trump is the right candidate on Israel and national security (Shmuley Boteach)

    05/14/2016 11:02:48 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    timesofisrael.com ^ | May 13, 2016 | Shmuley Boteach
    I am friendly with Donald Trump’s son-in-law and daughter, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. They are both extremely fine people. Jared is a leading advisor to his father-in-law on Israel and is rock-solid on all matters pertaining to the Jewish state. He stems from a famously philanthropically Jewish family who are devoted in every way to the interests of the Jewish community. I am in accordance with Mr. Trump on his strong position on issues of national security, fighting ISIS and terrorism, and tearing up the disastrous Iran nuclear deal which has already been breached by the Iranian government, making...
  • A World without American engagement

    05/13/2016 8:27:07 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 12, 2016 | Kallina Crompton
    On Tuesday at the Hudson Institute, Senator Marco Rubio reported about his recent trip to Qatar, Iraq, and Turkey to discuss the importance of American engagement in the Middle East and the consequences America would encounter if it pulled out: "If we are not engaged in the world, the price we pay will be much higher in the long run than the price we pay to be engaged." Senator Rubio explained why America has a serious interest in what happens in the Middle East: "Whenever there are vacuums of instability... that vacuum is filled with radicals... We do not want...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – May 8th, 2016 (video)

    05/08/2016 4:23:17 PM PDT · by Lera · 16 replies
    Calvary Chapel ^ | May 8, 2016 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. focuses in on the fast moving developments taking place in Israel and the Middle East, then looks at the their significance as it relates to key prophecies, which are today very much in play.
  • Clarice Feldman: An Epiphany on the Road to Tehran

    05/08/2016 11:10:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 8, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    The internet was abuzz following a story by David Samuels on the jerk who admitted he manipulated the truth to get the president’s absurd deal with Iran accepted (accepted, that is, by the Democrats in Congress who blocked a Republican resolution to reject it). In case you missed it I’ll provide a quick summary of the salient parts, but that shouldn’t be the end of the story: the press having allowed itself to be flimflammed into being mere White House megaphones needs to redeem itself, should it care to win back even the tiniest shred of credibility. It probably won’t,...
  • $500 Billion In Lost Oil Revenues Forces Gulf Nations To Turn To Debt Markets

    04/28/2016 2:24:51 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 9 replies
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected a whopping $500 billion loss in revenue for the Gulf nations in 2016, which is 30 percent more than the $390 billion lost in 2015. The massive shortfall has crippled the gulf economies, which are facing record budget deficits and seeking external funding to overcome it. Many experts believe that $100 per barrel oil prices are history, and we might not revisit those prices for more than a decade. It implies that the recent crisis will not end as quickly as the downturn in 2007-2009. The oil-dependent nations will have to figure out...
  • How Islam Erased Christianity from History

    04/25/2016 5:32:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/25/16 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Christianity is demonized and its history distorted by its usurping enemies: in the West, by a host of "isms"--including leftism, moral relativism, and multiculturalism--and in the Middle East, by Islam While Christianity continues to be physically erased from the Middle East, lesser known is that its historical role and presence is also being expunged from memory. Last month a video emerged showing Islamic State members tossing hundreds of Christian textbooks, many of them emblazoned with crosses, into a large bonfire. As one report put it, ISIS was “burning Christian textbooks in an attempt to erase all traces of” Christianity from...
  • Interview with Middle East Analyst Avi Melamed - What has Obama wrought?

    04/23/2016 6:52:52 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 13 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | April 23, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    INTERVIEW WITH MIDDLE EAST ANALYST AVI MELAMED! RECORDED LIVE Saturday (4/23) 8 AM EST!!! Avi Melamed is an internationally acclaimed Middle East expert. He is a former Senior official on Arab Affairs and Intelligence official, and is now an independent Middle East strategic intelligence analyst, private lecturer, and Fellow of Intelligence and Middle East Affairs at the Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College. Fluent in Arabic, Hebrew, and English, he has spent decades operating in Arab cities throughout the region, often in high-risk positions at sensitive times. Melamed is also author of the new book, Inside the Middle East. Interview begins...
  • Turkish President Erdogan Seizes Six Christian Churches, Making Them State Property

    04/16/2016 12:10:12 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04-16-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's administration recently seized six churches as state property in the volatile southeastern part of Turkey. As World Watch Monitor reports: 'After 10 months of urban conflict in Turkey’s war-torn southeast, the government has expropriated huge sections of property, apparently to rebuild and restore the historical centre of the region’s largest city, Diyarbakir. 'But to the dismay of the city’s handful of Christian congregations, this includes all its Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant churches. Unlike the state-funded mosques, Turkey’s ancient church buildings – some of which pre-date Islam – have been managed, historically, by church foundations.' Because of this...
  • The superpowers’ playground ( Djibouti : Africa )

    04/14/2016 7:18:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    The Economist ^ | Apr 9th 2016
    Everyone wants a piece of Djibouti. It’s all about the bases. ... the New Jersey-sized nation. Yet its quiet stability within the volatile Horn of Africa has made the country of just 875,000 people a hub for the world’s superpowers. ... The stars and stripes flutters alongside the runway where military and passenger planes touch down: Camp Lemmonier, America’s only permanent military base in Africa, hosts 4,500 troops and contractors who conduct missions against al-Qaeda in Yemen and al-Shabab in Somalia. The outpost, leased for $60m a year, shares an airstrip with the international airport, ... Djibouti also hosts France’s...
  • U.S. Readies ‘Plan B’ to Arm Syria Rebels

    04/13/2016 5:43:30 AM PDT · by Vostok-1 · 21 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 12, 2016 9:03 p.m. ET | Adam Entous
    The Central Intelligence Agency and its regional partners have drawn up plans to supply more-powerful weapons to moderate rebels in Syria fighting the Russia-backed regime in the event the country’s six-week-old truce collapses, according to U.S. and other officials.
  • Iranian official blasts 'foolish' Kerry

    04/09/2016 10:43:02 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/4/16 | Ben Ariel
    Iran's defense minister on Saturday blasted Secretary of State John Kerry's for what he called his “foolish” accusations that Tehran is "destabilizing" the Middle East, AFP reports. If the United States seeks "stability" it should "leave the region and stop supporting terrorists," Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said, quoted by the website of state television. "If John Kerry thought about these subjects, he would no longer utter nonsense and foolish words," added the Iranian minister. The comments came after Kerry, speaking on a visit to Bahrain on Thursday, condemned "the destabilizing actions of Iran," noting that the United States was taking...
  • USA Transnational Report - Panama Papers, Paul Ryan for POTUS, & A New Mid East Crisis? [audio]

    04/09/2016 7:10:42 AM PDT · by Randall_S
    USA Transnational Report ^ | April 9, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    Panama Papers SCANDAL! & Is a new Crisis brewing in the Middle East? Recorded Saturday (4/9) 8 AM EST This week, world elites were rocked by the release of the Panama Papers, demonstrating that world leaders, their friends and family, and the super wealthy routinely use offshore companies for tax avoidance. Meanwhile, reports out of the Middle East indicate a growing concern of Iran's activity. From Yemen to Iraq to Gaza, Iran continues to fund and arm terrorist insurgencies that are reshaping the region. Not only Israel, but the Gulf states and their Sunni allies are preparing for potential confrontation....
  • Column One: Inconvenient genocide

    04/08/2016 3:13:08 PM PDT · by Lera · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/07/2016 | CAROLINE B. GLICK
    Christian communities, which like the Jews, predate Islam, are being targeted for eradication. The Christian communities of Iraq, Syria, Egypt and Lebanon are well on the way to joining their Jewish cousins. The Jewish communities of these states predated Islam by a millennium, and were vibrant until the 20th century. But the Arab world's war on the Jewish state, and more generally on Jews, wiped out the Jewish populations several decades ago. And now the Christian communities, which like the Jews, predate Islam, are being targeted for eradication. The ongoing genocide of Middle Eastern Christians at the hands of Sunni...
  • Assad ‘Willing to Form New Govt’ With Opposition

    03/31/2016 12:41:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Saudi Gazette ^ | Mar 31, 2016
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said it would not be difficult to agree on a new government including opposition figures, but his opponents responded on Wednesday that no administration would be legitimate while he remained in office. Assad, bolstered by military victory in the desert city of Palmyra, was quoted by Russia’s RIA news agency as saying a new draft constitution could be ready in weeks and a government that included opposition, independents and loyalists could be agreed. While the distribution of portfolios and other technical issues would need to be discussed at Geneva peace talks, which resume next month,...
  • Katie Gorka: "We're Frightening Close" To Losing Christianity In The Middle East

    03/28/2016 3:24:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 40 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 28, 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Katie Gorka, President of the Council on Global Security, discussed what Christians can do to help in the war against Christianity with host Stephen K. Bannon on SiriusXM radio’s Breitbart News Saturday: On a special Holy Saturday edition of Breitbart News Saturday, host and Breitbart News executive chairman Stephen K. Bannon will continue the discussion on the global war on Christianity we began on the Good Friday episode and will continue through to Easter Sunday.
  • Blast in crowded Pakistan park kills at least 60

    03/27/2016 11:05:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | March 27, 2016
    An explosion ripped through a crowded Pakistan park where Christians were celebrating Easter on Sunday, killing at least 60 people, officials told the Associated Press. About 300 people were injured when a bomb detonated in the parking area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in the eastern city of Lahore. A suicide bomber is suspected of being responsible for the blast, though authorities continue to investigate. The explosion reportedly occurred just outside the exit gate and near rides for children. "When the blast occurred, the flames were so high they reached above the trees and I saw bodies flying in the air," Hasan...
  • AIPAC’s Ovation for Trump is Not at All Surprising

    03/22/2016 3:33:32 PM PDT · by blueplum · 23 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 22 March 2016 10:39am ET | staff
    My friends at the AIPAC conference are shocked, shocked that so many fellow attendees gave Donald Trump an ovation last night. Just like my Republican friends are shocked that so many fellow Republicans have voted for him. Why the surprise, though? Is it at all surprising that a rightward-tilting, nationalistic, often-anti-Muslim pep rally of 18,000 people (many paid to be there by a handful of billionaires) would applaud a rightward-tilting, nationalistic, often-anti-Muslim leader of pep rallies? The weirdest shock of all, though, came from AIPAC itself, whose leader apologized this morning for Trump’s having insulted President Obama. Choking back tears,...
  • Cruz team targets Trump-Putin lovefest

    03/21/2016 12:43:36 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 60 replies
    Politico ^ | March 20, 2016 | BENJAMIN ORESKES
    Ted Cruz's foreign policy team is taking aim at Donald Trump's bromance with Vladimir Putin as it courts wary anti-Trump elements within the Republican establishment. Daniel Vajdich, a member of Cruz’s recently announced national security team, blasted out an email last week inviting “GOP Russia hands” to join a Ted Cruz Russia Working Group, slamming Trump’s praise for the Russian president last year and asking for help “pushing back against Donald Trump’s dangerous Russia policy.” ...
  • Interview with Nonie Darwish from Saturday, March 19

    03/19/2016 7:05:09 AM PDT · by Randall_S
    USA Transnational Report ^ | March 19, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    Interview with Nonie Darwish begins at 34:00 minutes into the program. Nonie Darwish is an Egyptian-American human rights activist and critic of Islam, and founder of Arabs for Israel, and is Director of Former Muslims United. Visit her website here: www.noniedarwish.org We interviewed Nonie about Egypt today, the Obama administration's unbelievable activism on behalf of Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood, and the Islamic situation in Europe. Topics of Discussion (prior to interview): > Capture of the Paris attacks mastermind in Brussels > Soros-instigated rioters form anti-Trump/anti-Free Speech movement > Will there be a third party? & more . . .
  • Call it Genocide

    03/16/2016 9:04:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 16, 2016 | Cliff May,
    In the Yemeni port city of Aden earlier this month, Islamists attacked a Catholic home for the indigent elderly. The militants, believed to be soldiers of the Islamic State, shot the security guard, then entered the facility where they gunned down the old people and their care-givers, including four nuns. At least 16 people were murdered. Such atrocities are no longer seen as major news events. Most diplomats regard them – or dismiss them -- as “violent extremism,” a phrase that describes without explaining. On America’s campuses, “activists” are deeply concerned about “trigger warnings” and “microaggressions.” Massacres of Christians in...
  • Obama Just Tried To Blame Middle East Turmoil On Netanyahu… One BIG Problem

    03/11/2016 3:48:01 PM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | March 11, 2016 | Yochanan Visser
    Obama became annoyed... President Obama’s favorite journalist Jeffrey Goldberg made headlines in Israel when The Atlantic published his latest article about the President. In his lengthy piece titled “The Obama Doctrine,” Goldberg gave an overview of Obama’s foreign policy and discussed the President’s disillusionment with the attempts to change the Middle East for the better. Yes, Obama really thought that his policies in this problematic region would bring a positive change when he entered the White House at the beginning of 2008. “This is the moment we must help answer the call for a new dawn in the Middle East,”...
  • Ask Halawa: Did an Arab Palestine Exist?

    03/08/2016 9:49:48 PM PST · by zlando · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | March 9 2016 | Mark Halawa
    A great, well done YouTube clip where Mark Halawa, a Palestinian, explains, in Arabic (easy to read English subtitles) to other Palestinians the true history of what they call their "homeland". With humor and historical facts, he tells them that they have been lied to. Mark is about to make other clips like this.