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  • AP Exclusive: US talks secretly to Venezuela socialist boss

    08/19/2019 9:28:03 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 14 replies ^ | 19 Aug 19 | hapnHal
    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The U.S. has opened up secret communications with Venezuela’s socialist party boss as members of President Nicolás Maduro’s inner circle seek guarantees they won’t face retribution if they cede to growing demands to remove him, a senior U.S. administration official has told The Associated Press. Diosdado Cabello, who is considered the most-powerful man in Venezuela after Maduro, met last month in Caracas with someone who is in close contact with the Trump administration, said the official. A second meeting is in the works but has not yet taken place. The AP is withholding the intermediary’s name...
  • Muslim extremists announce support for Sanders and Castro

    08/10/2019 10:18:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 8/10/2019 | David L. Rosenthal
    In 2019, Muslim Brotherhood affiliates participate openly in America's political process, in the country they wish to destroy. Emgage Foundation's CEO Wa'el Alzayat has published an announcement of the to take place in Houston, Texas on August 31, with the following enthusiastic invitation: "On behalf of Emgage, Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) are THRILLED to announce that Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro will be participating at the ISNA Presidential Forum on August 31, in Houston, Texas. Their attendance will mark the first and long...
  • Bernie Sanders said it’s “good” when people wait in line for food. Meanwhile, in the real world...

    08/08/2019 12:02:31 PM PDT · by grundle · 30 replies
    Wordpress ^ | August 8, 2019 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Bernie Sanders said it’s a “good thing” when people have to wait in line for food. Meanwhile, in the real world, this is what it’s actually like to wait in line for food in Venezuela. Bernie Sanders said that it’s a “good thing” when people have to wait in line for food.These are his exact words:“It’s funny, sometimes American journalists talk about how bad a country is, cause people are lining up for food. That’s a good thing! In other countries people don’t line up for food: the rich get the food and the poor starve to death.”You can see him...
  • Executive Order on Blocking Property of the Government of Venezuela

    08/05/2019 8:34:35 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 5 replies
    White House Public Pool ^ | August 5, 2019 | PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP
    EXECUTIVE ORDER BLOCKING PROPERTY OF THE GOVERNMENT OF VENEZUELA... All property and interests in property of the Government of Venezuela that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in... unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens determined to meet one or more of the criteria in section 1(b) of this order would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and...
  • Trump orders freeze on all Venezuelan govt assets in US

    08/05/2019 8:47:32 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 10 replies ^ | August 5, 2019 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump on Monday ordered a freeze on all Venezuelan government assets in the United States and barred transactions with its authorities, in Washington's latest move against President Nicolas Maduro. Trump took the step "in light of the continued usurpation of power by Nicolas Maduro and persons affiliated with him, as well as human rights abuses," according to the order. The Wall Street Journal said the move was the first against a Western Hemisphere government in over 30 years, and imposes restrictions on Caracas similar to those faced by North Korea, Iran, Syria and Cuba. Asked...
  • Inside Hezbollah's American Sleeper Cells: Waiting for Iran's Signal to Strike

    08/05/2019 11:23:12 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 14 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 4 Aug 19 | Matthew Levitt
    In case of war with the U.S., Tehran can draw on 200,000 Mideast proxy militants to attack Israel. But less well-known are Hezbollah’s overseas Black Ops units - and both Israeli and American targets are in their sights
  • Amid Border Crackdown, White House May Shield Venezuelans From Deportation

    08/04/2019 9:26:07 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | 08/04/2019 | Franco Ordońez
    The White House is on the verge of taking steps to protect thousands of Venezuelans living in the United States from deportation, even as it finds new ways to restrict the ability of asylum-seekers from other countries to claim refuge in the U.S. The proposal was confirmed by a senior administration official and other U.S. officials familiar with the matter, and it could include work permits. It is controversial inside the Trump administration, which has sought to restrict immigration, and could provoke a backlash from some of Trump's allies. But the administration says it does not want to put Venezuelans...
  • Cuban Anti-Communist Activist Faces Deportation After over Half a Century in the U.S.

    08/03/2019 7:44:26 AM PDT · by freeandfreezing · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 3, 2019 | Frances Martel
    Ramón Saúl Sánchez, a Cuban pro-democracy leader who has been active in the struggle against communism for 50 years, recently received notice that the U.S. government denied his request for permanent residence in the country. If returned to the island, “they will execute me or put me in prison for the rest of my life,” Sánchez told Breitbart News. Sánchez has been in the United States for 52 years. For decades, he has advocated for peaceful acts of resistance against the Castro regime – from hunger strikes to highway sit-ins to the iconic flotillas of the Democracy Movement, Sánchez’s organization,...
  • US Natural Gas Will Soon Run the World

    08/03/2019 6:12:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/03/2019 | Todd Royal
    United States carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the power sector and the broader economy have declined 61 percent between 2006 and 2014, mainly from "switching from coal-to-gas-powered generation," according to the U.S. Department of Energy's Second Installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review, January 2017.  These environmentally sound numbers from higher use of natural gas can also be translated globally to help with pollution in countries such as China, India, and the entire continent of Africa. The U.S. now uses natural gas converted to liquid natural gas (LNG) from shale deposits in states such as Texas, North Dakota, and Pennsylvania to...
  • DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan Renews ‘Temporary’ Amnesty for 7K Syrians

    08/02/2019 6:50:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 1 Aug 2019 | John Binder
    Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kevin McAleenan renewed a temporary amnesty program for about 7,000 Syrian nationals who have been allowed to remain in the United States since 2012. On Thursday, McAleenan announced that he would extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for thousands of Syrian nationals living across the U.S. for 18 months — meaning 7,000 Syrians will be allowed to remain in the country through March 21, 2021. ... The Trump administration has been approving and renewing TPS for foreign nationals in the U.S. at Obama era levels. For instance, in Fiscal Year 2018, the Trump administration...
  • Chamber of Commerce, Soros-Funded Groups Bankroll ‘Temporary’ Amnesty for Venezuela’s Population

    07/28/2019 7:21:08 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 July 2019 | John Binder
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and organizations funded by left-wing billionaire George Soros are bankrolling a plan to provide temporary amnesty to Venezuela’s population. Last week, the Democrat-controlled House passed a measure to create a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program for Venezuela’s population — allowing nationals who are already in the U.S. to remain and incentivizing more to migrate. Thirty-nine House Republicans joined every Democrat to support the legislation, including: Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) Rep. Michael Bost (R-IL) Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) Rep. John Curtis (R-UT) Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) Rep. Brian...
  • Oliver Stone Does Venezuela

    03/08/2014 6:46:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | March 8, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Famous foe of imperialism Oliver Stone just premiered his documentary “Mi Amigo Hugo” (“My Friend Hugo”) in the Cuban colony of Venezuela. As the title suggests, the film honors Hugo Chavez, Cuba’s late Venezuelan viceroy. The film was released amidst lavish celebrations on the first anniversary of Chavez’ death and broadcast on the Cuba-run TV channel of the Cuban viceroyalty of Venezuela. For the occasion, Raul Castro himself graced his South American dominion with a visit. “Venezuela today is a country that is practically occupied by the henchmen of two international criminals, Cuba's Castro brothers,” recently declared Luis Miquilena who...
  • The true face of the pronged Jihad on America

    07/24/2019 4:43:44 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 3 replies
    Iran establishes bases throughout America that serve as outposts to promote terrorism. How can we fight this? While you were sleeping, Iran has established military and economic bases across the Americas: South, Central and North America. How do they do this? Through drugs, crime, forgeries, and missile bases pointing towards the USA. Dr. Mordechai Ben-Menachem, author of the book "Muslim Winter", talks about the ways in which Iran's consolidation in American territory can be fought.
  • Venezuelan Fighter ‘Aggressively Shadowed’ U.S. EP-3E Over Caribbean

    07/22/2019 4:06:31 PM PDT · by robowombat · 18 replies
    USNI News ^ | July 21, 2019 8:32 PM | Megan Eckstein
    Venezuelan Fighter ‘Aggressively Shadowed’ U.S. EP-3E Over Caribbean By: Megan Eckstein July 21, 2019 8:32 PM U.S. Southern Command announced that a Venezuelan fighter harassed a U.S. Navy surveillance plane in the Caribbean Sea on Friday over international waters. In a pair of tweets, SOUTHCOM wrote that a “Venezuela SU-30 Flanker ‘aggressively shadowed’ a U.S. EP-3E aircraft at an unsafe distance July 19, jeopardizing the crew & aircraft.” Noting the ongoing relationship between Nicolás Maduro’s government in Caracas and Russia – in contrast to the U.S.-backed Juan Guaidó regime that claimed power in January after an election that Maduro says...
  • TPS for Venezuela? [Update]

    07/22/2019 4:29:43 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 25 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 06 March 2019 | Dan Cadman
    Update as of July 22, 2019: The House is expected to vote on H.R. 549 soon. The bill is being sponsored by 29 Democrats and three Republicans....Two bills, one each in the House and Senate, have been introduced that would legislatively mandate a grant of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Venezuelans. They are, respectively, H.R. 549, introduced by Rep. Darren Soto (D-Fla.), and S. 636, introduced by Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.).
  • 'There is no food, only anti-Semitism,' Venezuelans make aliyah

    07/20/2019 3:17:24 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/7/19 | Sarah Rubenstein
    Two families who fled from Venezuela landed at Ben-Gurion on Wednesday amidst hundreds of olim from other countries. They received clandestine assistance to leave the country from the Jewish Agency. Venezuela, a once-wealthy country has descended into crisis over the past few years, with the current situation being total anarchy and economic destitution. The Jewish community, which included 25,000 members in the 1990s is down to about 4,000 members, with most Jews immigrating to the US, Mexico, Panama or other countries. Only about 12% immigrate to Israel, according to Jewish Agency chairman Yitzchak Herzog. "We had to leave Venezuela," Avraham...
  • Iran-backed Hezbollah partnering with communist terror groups in Latin America...

    07/19/2019 8:57:00 PM PDT · by caww · 13 replies
    .washingtonexaminer ^ | 7/19/2019 | by Joel Gehrke
    Iran’s main proxy terrorist group is expanding in Latin America and networking with organized crime and other violent groups, according to U.S. and Argentinean officials. “It matters whether the U.S. can move the dial and thwart Iranian-backed penetration in our backyard,” Toby Dershowitz, a senior vice president at the U.S.-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told the Washington Examiner. "This may be the year that serves as a wake-up call for others in the region impacted adversely by Hezbollah’s malign activities — including but not limited to money laundering and narco-terrorism.” Faurie emphasized that Hezbollah has formed ties with historically...
  • Omar: America Must Boycott and Punish Israel, Just Like We Boycotted...the Nazis

    07/18/2019 9:46:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies ^ | July 18, 2019 | Guy Benson
    With 'End of Discussion'-style arguments and tactics running rampant in our politics, it's important to note that while the collective Left represents more systemic and egregious offender, the Right routinely indulges in the same sort of demagoguery, too.  Examples include lumping all Black Lives Matter activists as virulently, or even violently, anti-police, conflating support for a military conflict with respect for 'the troops,' and dismissing all criticisms of Israeli government policy with anti-Semitism.  These are unfair generalizations designed to shut down legitimate debate and disqualify the opposition.  But that doesn't mean that hardcore anti-law enforcement attitudes, contempt for the military,...
  • Communism is making a comeback; so should Captive Nations week

    07/16/2019 4:01:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | July 14, 2019 | Marion Smith
    Welcome to Captive Nations Week. Never heard of it? You’re not alone. Yet this usually-forgotten, federally mandated occasion — now in its 60th year — is worth resurrecting in the 21st century. Congress created Captive Nations Week in 1959, making the third week in July a time to show Americans’ solidarity with the nations dominated by communism. The original law listed 22 captive nations, most of which had substantial communities of citizens in major American cities. After the law’s passage, these communities began to hold parades and rallies every year, from Miami to New York to Los Angeles to Chicago...
  • Review of "Armies of Sand: . . . Arab Military Effectiveness" by Kenneth M. Pollack

    07/15/2019 2:25:00 PM PDT · by LS · 40 replies
    self | 2019 | Kenneth M. Pollack
    This continues my attempt to bring noteworthy books to the attention of Freepers. Vanity? Not really, but it is a way for me to organize in a short review the main points of relevant books to our current economic, military, or political issues. "Armies of Sand" is an analysis by former CIA analyst and AEI scholar Kenneth Pollack. Although this was in part his doctoral dissertation, he has gone on to write many books about the military and especially the Middle East. He begins by looking at the Six-Day War and Arab/Egyptian military ineffectiveness, noting the AE military superiority of...