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  • Jeremy Hunt: Britain Would Consider Joining The US In Military Action Against Iran

    06/24/2019 2:51:39 AM PDT · by familyop · 9 replies
    Forces Network (UK) ^ | June 24, 2019 | Forces Network (UK)
    Jeremy Hunt says Britain would consider joining the US in military action against Iran. Tensions between the US and Iran have increased in recent weeks after the downing of an American drone, and claims by Washington that Tehran was behind attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf. The Foreign Secretary's comments came as Foreign Office minister Andrew Murrison held talks with the Tehran government at the weekend where he said he was "clear" about the UK's concerns over Iran's activities. Mr Hunt said Britain would "stand by the United States as our strongest ally" and "weigh up military intervention...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 6/23-Monday 6/24/2019

    06/24/2019 3:24:02 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/23/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left Washington Sunday headed for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.... President Trump tweeting over the weekend that: "major additional Sanctions" will be imposed on Iran Monday...... National Security Adviser John Bolton said Sunday that President Trump looks forward to meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit.... The rerun of the election for mayor in Turkey's largest city Sunday. Results showing a strong lead for the CHP opposition party..... Democrat Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg back home in South Bend, Indiana Sunday confronting anger and frustration at a town hall meeting.......
  • America First allies say Trump saved presidency from John Bolton by scrapping Iran strike

    06/21/2019 10:38:13 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 106 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 21, 2019
    Non-interventionist Trump allies are cheering President Trump's Thursday night decision to buck his most senior advisers and abandon an airstrike on Iran, saying the decision could help him win reelection while preventing a major regional war. Trump canceled the bombing of Iran after authorizing it, saying via Twitter he learned 150 Iranians might die, and that it would not be proportional to the loss of one U.S. drone. National security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly favored the attack, after issuing aggressive recent statements on Iran. “He doesn’t trust them. He felt that they were cornering...
  • Pompeo flying to meet top military commanders amid Iran threats

    06/17/2019 4:50:32 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 50 replies
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is meeting tomorrow with a pair of senior military commanders as tensions with Iran show no sign of abating. Pompeo is heading to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus told reporters Monday. "There, he will meet with Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, commander of Central Command, and Gen. Richard Clarke, commander of Special Operations Command, to discuss regional security concerns and ongoing operations," she said. McKenzie is the Marine Corps general responsible for U.S. military operations in the Middle East, and Clarke is the Army general in charge of U.S. special...
  • Jim Hanson: Iran’s aggression may force Trump to launch military attack

    06/14/2019 7:43:19 AM PDT · by rintintin · 110 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jun14 2019 | Jim Hanson
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was right to call the world’s attention Thursday to Iran’s unprovoked attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman earlier in the day. Pompeo said the U.S. holds Iran responsible for this dangerous aggression – a clear warning to the mullahs who rule the Islamic Republic that the U.S. will ensure they face consequences. It would be irresponsible for the Trump administration to turn a blind eye to what Pompeo called Iran’s “blatant assault.”
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Thursday 6/13-Friday 6/14/2019

    06/13/2019 10:59:49 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/13/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    All 44 crew members from two oil tankers that came under attack in the Sea of Oman south of the Iranian coast have been rescued.... The Associated Press reports that the two vessels were carrying Japan related cargo and the attacks come as Japan's Prime Minister was visiting Iran to discuss tensions..... President Trump tweeted just before 230 pm Eastern time Thursday his appreciation to Mr. Abe for talking to the Iranians but said that when it comes to making a deal: "They are not ready, and neither are we!". Meanwhile the Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif says this regarding...
  • Do Trump's Hawks Speak for Trump?

    06/04/2019 5:40:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | June 4, 2019 | Pat Buchanan
    For a president who won his office by denouncing the Middle East wars into which George W. Bush and Barack Obama plunged the nation, Donald Trump has assembled the most unabashedly hawkish conclave of foreign policy advisers in memory. And he himself seems to concede the point. If foreign policy were decided by my security adviser John Bolton, the president confided recently, "We'd be in four wars by now." It was Bolton who ordered the Abraham Lincoln carrier group and B-52s to the Gulf and told the Pentagon to draw up plans to send 120,000 U.S. troops. It is Bolton...
  • 2018; Painting of Trump team 'Crossing the Swamp' touches off social media frenzy

    06/02/2019 11:49:12 AM PDT · by citizen · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 31 2018 | Brooke Singman
    Maybe it's John Bolton clutching a gun. Maybe it's Mike Pompeo setting down his binoculars to stare into the distance. Maybe it's the gators. But a newly unveiled painting meant to depict President Trump and his team navigating the Washington "swamp" has something for everyone. Utah-based artist Jon McNaughton touched off a social media frenzy as he shared his painting, “Crossing the Swamp,” Tuesday on Twitter. The painting is a riff on the classic “Washington Crossing the Delaware,” only it replaces George Washington's crew with members of the Trump administration.
  • North Korea’s Kim Jong Un reportedly executes officials after failed Hanoi summit with US

    05/30/2019 7:07:50 PM PDT · by NRx · 42 replies
    CNBC ^ | 05-30-2019 | Reuters
    North Korea executed Kim Hyok Chol, its special envoy to the United States, and foreign ministry officials who carried out working-level negotiations for the second U.S.-North Korea summit in February, holding them responsible for its collapse, a South Korean newspaper reported on Friday. Kim Yong Chol, a senior official who had been U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s counterpart in the run-up to the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, is also said to have been subjected to forced labor and ideological education, the Chosun Ilbo reported. The North Korean leader...
  • Mike Pompeo explains the Trump Doctrine

    05/23/2019 11:07:30 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 23 2019 | Sohrab Ahmari
    Mike Pompeo doesn’t reckon himself a media critic, but the secretary of state can’t help but grin at the hysterical coverage that attends the Trump administration’s every move on the world stage. The latest example came last week, when reporters and liberal foreign-policy types managed to convince themselves that Team Trump was prepping a full-scale invasion of Iran. “White House Reviews Military Plans Against Iran, in Echoes of Iraq War” screamed a New York Times headline. “When you see that headline, it’s flashy, but it doesn’t begin to reflect the depth of the work that’s been done,” Pompeo says as...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 5/21-Wednesday 5/22/2019

    05/22/2019 2:36:16 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/21/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The United States State Department is "seeing signs" of chemical weapons use by Syrian government forces in northwestern Syria. The State Department promising Tuesday that the US and allied nations will respond "quickly and appropriately" if the use of chemical weapons is proven.... Top US officials including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan and Joint Chiefs Chairman General Joseph Dunford briefed members of Congress Tuesday about Iran.... The United Nations representative for Libya says steps need to be taken to cut off arms supplies to Libya where a government ostensibly backed by the UN is...
  • Frustrated GOP senators want answers from Trump on Iran

    05/15/2019 7:39:35 PM PDT · by be-baw · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 15, 2019 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Frustrated Senate Republicans say the Trump administration has largely kept them in the dark about a possible military confrontation with Iran. What GOP lawmakers already know, however, has them on edge. Trump has deployed an aircraft carrier strike group, a Patriot missile defense battery and an Air Force bomber task force to the Middle East, while the State Department has ordered a partial evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. A few legislators have received briefings, but many can only guess at the extent of the threat and where a ramp up in combat forces may lead. “I don’t think...
  • Mike Pompeo said Iran-backed militias moved rockets near American bases in Iraq

    05/15/2019 9:38:45 AM PDT · by Innovative · 117 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 15, 2019 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Iraqi officials that U.S. intelligence showed Iran-backed militias moved missiles near bases housing American forces. Pompeo made the disclosure to Iraq’s top brass during his surprise visit earlier this month, Reuters reported. The revelation comes just hours after all non-emergency personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq was ordered to leave the country. He asked the military officials to keep the Shi’ite militias in control as they are expanding their presence in the country and now are part of the country’s security apparatus. The top diplomat warned that otherwise, the U.S. would have to...
  • Looks like Iran still has the EU on their side

    05/13/2019 2:22:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | May 13, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is a busy man these days. He’s logging enough frequent flyer miles book free vacations for the rest of his life. Today he’s in Brussels to push back on the European Union as they prepare to try to salvage the Iran nuclear deal without America’s support. By the way… remind me again why we’re so worried about offending the EU anymore? It’s not as if they’re really coming down on the right side of history in a lot of current debates. (Washington Post) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday arrived Brussels in an unplanned...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 5/12-Monday 5/13/2019

    05/13/2019 2:45:57 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/12/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    An attack on a church in the African nation of Burkina Faso Sunday. Six dead including the priest with the church burned down.... "It was the army that came to the rescue" the words of France's leading opposition politician Marine Le Pen in relation to the rescue of four hostages from Islamic terrorists in Burkina Faso Thursday night..... A Christian town in northern Syria rocketed by jihadists Sunday. Six were killed..... Almost a year after he was arrested live streaming outside a child sex abuse trial involving Muslim defendants summarily tried and sent off to prison British activist Tommy Robinson...
  • Pompeo heads to Russia as US diplomacy turns schizophrenic

    05/12/2019 3:43:14 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 21 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | May 12, 2019 | Shaun TANDON
    Washington (AFP) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is heading to Russia with an unusual and thankless task -- standing firm against the rival power even as his boss, President Donald Trump, reaches out to reconcile. Pompeo will meet Tuesday with Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, in the highest-level US engagement with the Russian leader since a July summit in Helsinki after which Trump faced wide scorn at home for his trustful embrace of the Russian leader. The top US diplomat's trip comes less than two months after Special Counsel Robert Mueller wound up an investigation...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 5/10-Saturday 5/11/2019 Newsdump Edition

    05/11/2019 2:56:01 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/10/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The United States is moving a Patriot missile battery to the Middle East due to an Iranian threat..... Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visiting Russia Monday and Tuesday..... In what she says is an act inconsistent with the tradition of free nations like Canada, Canadian Senator Lynn Beyak has been suspended..... A French military operation in the African nation of Burkina Faso has freed four hostages including an American citizen, a South Korean and two Frenchmen. The operation staged overnight Thursday with two French soldiers killed.... In northern Syria Friday a counterattack by jihadist forces beaten back by the Syrian...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Thursday 5/9-Friday 5/10/2019

    05/10/2019 2:39:15 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/9/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Tariffs on some goods imported from China were raised from 10 to 25 percent effective at 12:01 AM Eastern US time Friday morning.... "America stands with the GREAT PEOPLE of Venezuela for however long it takes!" President Trump tweeted late Wednesday night just hours after secret police in Venezuela arrested the Vice-President of the country's National Assembly..... North Korea conducting missile tests Thursday.... The US seizing a North Korean cargo ship...... Russia urging other nations to keep doing business with Iran in spite of new sanctions announced this week by the United States and Iranian moves to operate outside the...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 5/7-Wednesday 5/8/2019

    05/08/2019 2:35:39 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/7/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov have agreed to meet again next week.... Pompeo met with top Iraqi officials amidst a US warning based on Israeli intelligence reports, citing an Iranian threat to US interests..... Iran made official Wednesday what it was already reported to doing in recent days. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani informed Russia, China and other nations still involved in the 2015 JCPOA nuclear agreement (France, Germany United Kingdom) that Iran is pulling out... Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reacting Wednesday saying: "Israel won't let Iran get nuclear weapons".... The Syrian Army...
  • Pompeo makes unannounced visit to Baghdad amid rising tensions with Iran

    05/07/2019 4:03:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 60 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 7, 2019 | Carol Morello
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a sudden, unscheduled trip to Baghdad on Tuesday, as an aircraft carrier and Air Force bombers headed to the Middle East amid warnings that Iran was contemplating an attack on U.S. troops in the region. The surprise visit came after Pompeo abruptly canceled a trip to Germany, where he was scheduled to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Heiko Maas. The State Department initially said only that the change was made because “pressing issues” had arisen. Pompeo’s visit to Baghdad, which followed an Arctic Council meeting in Finland, took on an air...