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  • The US has assessed that the attack on Saudi oil facilities originated inside Iran

    09/16/2019 12:17:22 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 126 replies
    CNN ^ | 16 Sep 2019 | Kylie Atwood and Ryan Browne
    The US has told at least one US ally in the Middle East, that they have intelligence showing that the launch was “likely” coming from staging grounds in Iran, but they have not shared that intelligence yet. “It is one thing to tell us, it is another thing to show us,” said a diplomat from the region. A US official separately tells CNN that the US has assessed that the attack originated from inside Iran. The official spoke on condition of anonymity. No public evidence has been shared. What countries in the region decide to do, in reaction to the...
  • The US sent bomb-sniffing dogs to Jordan. Now they're dying from poor treatment

    09/16/2019 11:51:21 AM PDT · by libstripper · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 16, 2019 | Jessie Yeung
    Bomb-sniffing dogs sent from the United States to its Middle Eastern ally Jordan are falling ill and dying due to poor treatment and negligence, a federal investigation has found. A year-long evaluation by inspectors at the State Department found that at least 10 such dogs in Jordan died between 2008 and 2016 from medical problems. Even those who survive are suffering from "unhealthy conditions," such as inadequate kennels, poor sanitation, and overwork. Photos in the report, published last week, show emaciated dogs with ribs protruding from their sides. Their nails are overgrown, and their ears are home to ticks so...
  • Trump says 'not fair' that U.S. can't sell F-35s to Turkey

    09/16/2019 4:19:07 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 16, 2019 / 12:28 PM | Jeff Mason, Phil Stewart
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday it is “not fair” to either Turkey or the United States that Washington cannot sell Ankara billions of dollars worth of F-35 fighter jets after it bought a Russian air defense system. Turkey started taking delivery of Russia’s S-400 air defense system last week in defiance of U.S. warnings that the Pentagon would kick it out of the F-35 stealth fighter program Washington’s concern is that deploying the S-400 with the F-35 would allow Russia to gain too much inside information of the stealth system. Thomas Karako, an analyst at...
  • Media blackout - Somali gang assaults white man in Minneapolis on video.

    09/13/2019 7:46:48 AM PDT · by CtBigPat · 38 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/13/2019 | Me
    Police in Minneapolis have arrested more than a dozen suspected gang members, some as young as 13, accused of preying on drunk people and robbing them of their cellphones and valuables in a series of violent attacks.
  • Iran building new classified military base in Syria: intelligence sources

    09/12/2019 4:04:05 AM PDT · by gattaca · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 3, 2019 | Trey Yingst
    EXCLUSIVE: Iran has established a new military base in Syria and has plans to house thousands of troops at the location, according to multiple Western intelligence sources. The classified Iranian project, called the Imam Ali compound, was approved by top leadership in Tehran and is being completed by the Iranian al-Quds Forces. Using a civilian satellite company, Fox News verified the information and obtained images that show a base being constructed on the Syria-Iraq border.
  • Trump Considered Easing Sanctions On Iran To Encourage Talks — Over Bolton’s Strong Objection

    09/11/2019 12:31:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/11/2019 | Allahpundit
    Golly, whoever leaked this to Bloomberg must have been pretty high up the food chain to know what the president was thinking on a matter as sensitive as Iran diplomacy.And they must have a pretty sizable axe to grind with him if they’re willing to make him sound this weak, particularly in comparison to Bolton.Any theories? Do any current or former disgruntled national security aides with a reputation for score-settling in the press present themselves as logical suspects?The post-Bolton era will be a golden age of natsec leaking, my friends. President Trump discussed easing sanctions on Iran to help...
  • Trump Flirts With $15 Billion Bailout for Iran, Sources Say

    09/12/2019 5:40:44 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 71 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 09/12/2019 | Erin Banco, Asawin Suebsaeng
    President Donald Trump has left the impression with foreign officials, members of his administration, and others involved in Iranian negotiations that he is actively considering a French plan to extend a $15 billion credit line to the Iranians if Tehran comes back into compliance with the Obama-era nuclear deal. Trump has in recent weeks shown openness to entertaining President Emmanuel Macron’s plan, according to four sources with knowledge of Trump’s conversations with the French leader. Two of those sources said that State Department officials, including Secretary Mike Pompeo, are also open to weighing the French proposal, in which the Paris...
  • Japan Considers Sending Naval Force to Hormuz, Mandab Straits

    09/04/2019 12:14:30 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 20 replies
    Asharq Al-Awsat ^ | Tuesday, 3 September, 2019 - 08:30 | None attributed
    Japan will not join a US-led security mission to protect merchant vessels passing through key Middle Eastern waterways, but will consider deploying its naval force independently, the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Tuesday. Citing unidentified government sources, the Yomiuri said Japan was considering a plan to send its Maritime Self-Defense Force (SDF) on information-gathering missions in the areas around the Strait of Hormuz and Bab al-Mandab shipping lane between Yemen, Djibouti and Eritrea. It would also consider including the Strait of Hormuz in the SDF’s sphere of activity if Iran agrees, the paper said, according to Reuters.
  • Pro-Government Afghan Commander Killed By His Own Son's Taliban Unit

    08/28/2019 1:26:08 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    RFE/RL ^ | August 28, 2019 | Farangis Najibullah , Alem Rahmanyar
    An pro-government commander in Afghanistan has been killed in a battle against a group of Taliban fighters that included his own son. The battle also involved two Afghan brothers who fought on opposite sides – a pro-government militia fighter who was killed and his brother, a Taliban militant, who was wounded and escaped from the battlefield. The overnight battle in Afghanistan's northern province of Jowzjan took place just hours after the slain commander, Baz Muhammad, spoke to RFE/RL about the need to end a war which pits "sons against fathers and brothers and against brothers." Baz Muhammad's involvement in the...
  • Iran Deploys Naval Destroyer ....... to Gulf of Aden

    08/26/2019 2:22:42 AM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    Fars News Agenc ^ | 11:38 26.08.2019 | Hamed Jafarnejad
    1Iran Deploys Naval Destroyer Armed With Cruise Missiles to Secure its Ships in Gulf of Aden - / Fars News Agency, Hamed Jafarnejad 11:05 26.08.2019(updated 11:38 26.08.2019) Get short URL2210 The reported move comes just a day after an Iranian Navy commander voiced readiness to escort the oil tanker Adrian Darya (formerly known as the Grace 1), which had been released by the authorities in Gibraltar earlier in August after more than a month-long detention despite US appeals to seize the vessel. According to Iran's English-language broadcaster Press TV, Iranian authorities have deployed a naval destroyer armed with long-range cruise...

    08/19/2019 10:57:32 AM PDT · by SJackson · 42 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | AUGUST 19, 2019 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    Middle East The ban came after LGBTQ group Al-Qaws was planing to hold a gathering for its members in Nablus. The Palestinian Authority banned members of the Palestinian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community from carrying out any activities in the West Bank. The ban came after the grassroots group Al-Qaws for Sexual & Gender Diversity in Palestinian Society (Arabic for “the bow”), which engages and supports Palestinians who identify as LGBTQ, was planning to hold a gathering for its members in Nablus at the end of the month. The group operates both in the West Bank and...
  • Saudi Arabia’s $200 million a day fails to conquer Yemen: The Mighty Saudis are brought low

    08/15/2019 6:53:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/15/2019 | Chriss Street
    Saudi Arabia has essentially been booted from Yemen after four years of bankrolling mercenaries at the cost of $200 million a day to crush impoverished desert tribesmen. As of mid-June, the Yemen Civil War that began in 2015 had seemingly settled into a stalemate after about 39,700 battles and the loss of about 91,600 lives, according to the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). But even with much less military movement, there were 4,900 armed incidents and 11,900 dead in 2019. Located in the southwest and comprising about 12 percent of the Arabian Peninsula, Yemen has a population...
  • Nigeria: Kidnapped aid worker says Muslims killed Christian girl for refusing to renounce Christ

    07/30/2019 8:34:28 PM PDT · by robowombat · 19 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | JUL 30, 2019 3:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Nigeria: Kidnapped aid worker says Muslims killed Christian girl for refusing to renounce Christ JUL 30, 2019 3:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER Leah Sharibu may be still alive, and we hope she is, but there is no doubt that the Nigerian government has done nothing about her plight or that of the persecuted Christians of that country. “Aid Worker: Boko Haram Killed Schoolgirl for Refusing to Renounce Christ,” by Edwin Mora, Breitbart, July 25, 2019 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): Jihadis from the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL)-linked Boko Haram killed a 16-year-old Christian schoolgirl in captivity for refusing to renounce...
  • Saudi Arabia suspends Hajj visas for DR Congo over Ebola

    07/26/2019 1:38:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    The decision, announced in a note issued on Wednesday by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, cited last week's move by the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare the Ebola outbreak in DRC's eastern North Kivu and Ituri provinces a public health emergency of international concern. Riyadh's move came despite the WHO saying at the time of its international emergency declaration that no country should close its borders or place any restrictions on travel or trade because of Ebola and urging governments elsewhere in Africa and around the world not to "panic" in response to the decision. The epidemic has...
  • ‘Please, Save My Life.’ A Bomb Specialist Defuses Explosives Strapped to Children

    07/26/2019 12:32:46 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 26 replies
    WSJ ^ | 26 July 2019 | By Joe Parkinson
    A 14-year-old girl in a black veil walked onto the road, raised her hands and made a plea to the soldiers nearby. She had been strapped to a suicide bomb and didn’t want to die. It was explosives specialist Randy Iljeseni’s turn to defuse the girl, one in an army of child bombers deployed across northeast Nigeria by jihadist group Boko Haram. He grabbed a pair of fabric scissors, mouthed a brief prayer and slowed his breathing. He began to slice into her bomb-strapped belt. Some of his closest friends had died this way. ...In a gruesome turn, they are...
  • Gay Holocaust: It has already begun — in the very citadel of the West

    07/18/2019 8:10:21 AM PDT · by robowombat · 30 replies
    Gay Holocaust: It has already begun — in the very citadel of the West JUL 17, 2019 9:00 AM BY ALEXANDER MAISTROVOY On the fiftieth anniversary of Stonewall riots, an Israeli historian, Yuval Harari, gave an interview to the Guardian in which he warned that the 21th century could be the Gay Holocaust. Harari is known as the author of popular bestsellers and is a guru for progressives. In his opinion, the main threat to the LGBT community comes from countries where they, having obtained the desired freedom, have turned into scapegoats: in Eastern Europe, most of all, Poland, Hungary,...
  • How the West backed radical Islam and unleashed global terror

    07/18/2019 12:26:28 AM PDT · by Cronos · 17 replies
    Business Today india ^ | 15 July 2019 | Rakesh Krishnan
    From the extremist Wahhabis of Saudi Arabia to the Egyptian cult of the Muslim Brotherhood and Syrian terrorist groups allied with ISIS, the West has backed fundamentalist forces at the expense of nationalist Muslims.Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has for the first time openly said what has been the West's worst kept secret. According to him, the Saudi-funded spread of Wahhabism - the main source of the fundamentalist ideology of terrorist groups like ISIS began as a result of Western countries asking Riyadh to help counter Russia during the Cold War. Speaking to the US media, bin Salman said...
  • The Doha Agreement – Paving The Way For The Taliban's Takeover Of Afghanistan

    07/12/2019 8:13:46 AM PDT · by robowombat · 16 replies
    MEMRI ^ | July 12, 2019 | Tufail Ahmad*
    July 12, 2019 MEMRI Daily Brief No.191 The Doha Agreement – Paving The Way For The Taliban's Takeover Of Afghanistan And Enforcement Of Shari'a-Based Governance By: Tufail Ahmad* The July 7-8 talks between the Taliban and Afghan delegates in Doha. Introduction At the July 7-8 talks in Doha, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization), backed by Qatar and the U.S., emerged victorious, extracting major advantages from Afghan delegates and the international community. A key Taliban advantage was that they held on to the Islamic Emirate's long-standing position of not recognizing the elected government of Afghanistan as a legitimate...
  • Princess Haya, Wife of Dubai’s Ruler, Seeks Refuge in London

    07/03/2019 5:18:12 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 2, 2019 | By Vivian Yee and David D. Kirkpatrick
    BEIRUT, Lebanon — Few world leaders are known to write poetry. Fewer still offer it up for public consumption. And almost none record their marital breakups in verse on their personal websites. Then there is the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, who has been publishing his romantic anguish online, in Arabic and English, for anyone with an internet connection to read.
  • Pakistani outrage bubbles as detergent ad promotes women’s rights (proctor-gamble)

    06/25/2019 5:41:30 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 37 replies
    Gulf News ^ | 6-24-19 | AFP
    ISLAMABAD: An international detergent brand has come under fire for an advertisement questioning gender stereotypes in the conservative patriarchal country, with critics denouncing the company for allegedly insulting Islam. The commercial for Ariel soap, owned by US-based Proctor & Gamble, calls for women to break free of conservative norms and pursue careers. In the ad, several women representing different professions - including a journalist and doctor - are seen pushing dirty sheets hanging on a clothesline off the screen. The sheets are printed with common refrains used to reinforce the oppression of women in Pakistan, including the question “What will...