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  • The Middle East's Most Surprising Country

    03/17/2017 8:27:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2017 | Daniel Pipes
    Oman, where I have spent the past week, is an Arab country unlike any other. Count the ways.Islam has three main branches: Sunni (about 90 percent of all Muslims), Shiite (about 9 percent) and Ibadi (about 0.2 percent). Oman has the only Ibadi-majority population in the world. Being a tiny minority in the larger Muslim context, rulers of Oman have historically kept away from Middle Eastern issues. Part of the country was isolated mountainous desert terrain, part was focused on the seas, especially on India and on East Africa. For two centuries, the Omani empire competed with the Europeans...
  • Obama Celebrates His Last Week By Letting 10 More Terrorists Out Of Gitmo

    01/16/2017 10:35:04 AM PST · by ColdOne · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1/16/17 | Saagar Enjeti
    President Barack Obama transferred 10 additional inmates Monday out of Guantanamo bay to Oman, in a blatant rebuke of President-elect Donald Trump’s intended policies. Omani media confirmed the transfer, but neither the U.S. nor Omani authorities will confirm the identities of the detainees. “At the request of Sultan Qaboos and the US government for a solution to the question of Guantánamo detainees, 10 of these detainees arrived today in the sultanate to reside here temporarily,” Oman’s government said in a statement.
  • A Simple Guide To The Clinton Foundation Corruption

    11/06/2016 6:26:03 AM PST · by gaggs · 3 replies
    Executive Summary: Hillary and Bill Clinton have used their charity to collect funds from government and corporate services in exchange for political favors. The direct evidence of how the transactions occurred or what was given has not been fully explored. What we do know is that three governments have given to the Clinton Foundation Endowment without any specified goal. Those countries are Saudi Arabia, Oman, and the UAE. Qatar donated to the Cinton Global Initiative with no purpose specified for the money.
  • Bill Clinton Chief of Staff to John Podesta: “Foreign govt donors: ALL THE MONEY IS IN”

    10/31/2016 12:31:17 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 10/30/16
    From:tflournoy11@gmail.com To: john.podesta@gmail.com Date: 2015-02-26 17:18 Subject: endowment Foreign govt donors: all the money is in.https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7452#efmAAAAAv  
  • This Omani Village Has just a 3.5-Hour Day

    06/07/2016 1:48:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Tuesday, June 07, 2016
    Sun rises at 11am and sets at 2:30pmA remote Omani village located nearly 2,000 metres above sea level has one of the shortest days in the world, not exceeding 3.5 hours. Newspapers in Oman and other Gulf countries said the sun rises in Wekan around 11am and sets about 2.30pm. The village, accessible by donkeys, horses and four-wheel vehicles, is situated in the Northern Al-Batinah province, nearly 150km from the capital Muscat. The Saudi daily ‘Ajel’ said the village has one of the shortest fasting times in the world but it was not clear whether the Wekanians follow that...
  • Spinning and Spinning: The Ceiling Fan State Department

    06/06/2016 2:14:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 6, 2016 | Michael Curtis
    Have the Obama White House, the U.S. State Department, and part of the Washington media, press, and TV been engaged in a vast left-wing conspiracy to lie to and deceive the American public about the nuclear deal with Iran? One might think so, since no U.S. official or politician has been held responsible for the tangle of lies, attempt at censorship, and linguistic equivocations on the issue. The great Machiavelli observed that "occasionally, words must veil the facts. But let this happen in a way that no one become aware of it." This seems to have been the objective of...
  • Obama’s Fancy New Mansion Is Located 1,000 Feet From The Islamic Center Of Washington DC

    05/26/2016 6:38:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 82 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/26/2016 | Eric Owens
    The mammoth, multi-million-dollar mansion where resident Barack Obama and his family will reportedly live after the first family exits the White House is located 1,096 feet from the Islamic Center of Washington — one of the largest mosques in the Western Hemisphere. ... The exterior of the Islamic Center features horseshoe arches, Arabic script and tall, ornate minaret. The building is surrounded by an array of flags representing the countries of the world where Islam is the state-sanctioned religion. ... In addition to the Islamic Center of Washington, the embassy of Oman and the former embassy of Iran are very...
  • Ben Rhodes Reveals How Obama Duped America Into The Dangerous Iran Deal

    05/10/2016 12:30:51 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 9 May, 2016 | David Reaboi
    President Obama—with the help of an equally arrogant 38-year-old national security fabulist, Ben Rhodes—remade the Middle East to empower America’s most hated enemy. How would the American people react to knowing that an administration, then still stinging from Republican critiques of its anti-Americanism and weakness on the world stage, was holding secret negotiations in Oman with the most powerful still-standing member of George W. Bush’s “Axis of Evil”? Under these conditions, Obama—with the help of an equally arrogant 38-year-old national security fabulist, Ben Rhodes (with whom he’s said to “mind-meld”)—succeeded in remaking the Middle East to empower America’s most hated...
  • Moody's Downgrades Saudi Arabia on Lower Oil Prices

    05/15/2016 12:33:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Jakarta Post ^ | Sun, May 15 2016
    Saudi Arabia's credit rating has been downgraded by Moody's because of the long and deep slump in oil prices. Moody's Investors Service said Saturday that it also downgraded Gulf oil producers Bahrain and Oman. It left ratings unchanged for other Gulf states including Kuwait and Qatar. Saudi Arabia is the world's largest oil exporter. Moody's cut the country's long-term issuer rating one notch to A1 from Aa3 after a review that began in March.
  • New UNESCO Resolution Erases Jewish Connection to Temple Mount

    04/17/2016 5:20:34 PM PDT · by Lera · 18 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    "Thus saith the LORD: I return unto Tzion and will dwell in the midst of Yerushalayim; and Yerushalayim shall be called the city of truth; and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain." Zechariah 8:3 (The Israel BibleTM) On Friday, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) Executive Board in Paris adopted a resolution erasing Israel's ties to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. The UNESCO resolution referred to the Temple Mount area solely as the Al-Aqsa Mosque or Al-Haram Al Sharif, ignoring the Jewish claim to the site. The resolution called Israel "the...
  • Arab Countries to Recognize Israel

    04/12/2016 5:37:37 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 20 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | April 12, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    Editors note: We at the USA Transnational Report has been covering the thawing of relations between Israel and the Arab countries for some months. The geopolitical map in the Middle East has changed totally. In a true sign of change in the Arab world, Kuwaiti media personality Yousuf ‘Abd Al-Karim Al-Zinkawi called on all Arab and Muslim states to recognize Israel, openly and without delay, and stop calling it “the Zionist Entity” or “the Israeli occupation,” terms which undermine Israel’s legitimacy. In an article published in the Kuwaiti daily Al-Siyassa on Saturday, he argued that by sitting alongside Israel at...
  • Saudi-led bloc declares Iran-backed Hezbollah terror group

    03/02/2016 5:16:42 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 2, 2016 | Hugh Naylor
    BEIRUT -- A Saudi-dominated political bloc on Wednesday formally designated Lebanon's Hezbollah militia a terrorist organization, a move that signals dangerously escalating tensions between regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran. The Gulf Cooperation Council's decision against the Iranian-allied group comes two weeks after Saudi Arabia canceled $4 billion aid package for strengthening Lebanese security services. Saudi Arabia and other GCC member states have advised their citizens to leave Lebanon. An announcement posted on the GCC website accused Hezbollah, a powerful Shiite Muslim movement, of unspecified hostile acts in the six states in the bloc: Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates,...
  • UK Special Envoy to Yemen Alan Duncan Claims US Controlled by Jewish Bankers Posted By On

    10/16/2014 4:30:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 15, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    UK Special Envoy to Yemen Alan Duncan Claims US Controlled by Jewish BankersPosted By Daniel Greenfield On October 15, 2014 @ 12:24 pm In The Point | 18 Comments Alan Duncan, the UK’s Special Envoy to Yemen and Oman, a former oil industry man and current MP, offered a calculated insult to the United States and a staple of Nazi anti-Semitic propaganda as part of his unfortunate campaign against the Jewish State.After denouncing Israeli “Apartheid” despite having built his career working with an oil company that actually propped up Apartheid in South Africa, Duncan demanded that all candidates be...
  • Trump SCHOOLS Pompous Saudi Prince: “Has YOUR Country Taken ANY of the Syrian Refugees?”

    12/13/2015 12:08:24 PM PST · by McGruff · 184 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 13, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    On Friday Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal slammed Donald Trump for proposing a ban on Muslim immigrants in the US until the government could alleviate security concerns. Prince Alwaleed called Donald Trump a "disgrace" for his popular plan. @realDonaldTrump You are a disgrace not only to the GOP but to all America. Withdraw from the U.S presidential race as you will never win. @Alwaleed_Talal) December 11, 2015 On Sunday Donald Trump responded to the Saudi Prince in epic fashion. "@Michael2014abc: @Alwaleed_Talal @realDonaldTrump Has your country, Saudi Arabia, taken ANY of the Syrian refugees? If not, why not?" Donald J. Trump...
  • Gulf states plan military response as Putin raises the stakes in Syria

    10/04/2015 5:10:35 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 76 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 4, 2015 | Emma Graham-Harrison and Saeed Kamali Dehghan
    Russian fighter jets launched from a new airbase in Syria have persuaded western critics to mute their demands for the removal of President Bashar al-Assad, but another group of his opponents sees Moscow’s intervention as more provocative than decisive. Regional powers have quietly, but effectively, channelled funds, weapons and other support to rebel groups making the biggest inroads against the forces from Damascus. In doing so, they are investing heavily in a conflict which they see as part of a wider regional struggle for influence with bitter rival Iran. In a week when Russia made dozens of bombing raids, those...
  • Omani Reunited With Estranged Family After 30 Years (Married U.S. Woman, Left)

    09/29/2015 2:31:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Gulf News ^ | September 29, 2015 | Fahad Al Mukrash
    An Omani family in Liwa province has been reunited with a son after 30 years of estrangement. Jalal Al Balushi embraced his family last week with tears of joy in his family home in Guzail village of Liwa province on the north western coast of the country. The family had lost contact with Jalal in 1985 after he graduated from a university in Texas, where he was studying mechanical engineering. “It was the best and one of the most heartfelt moments ever in my life to meet my family and relatives”, Jalal told Gulf News last week. He had been...
  • Iraq confirms its pilot died in Arizona military plane crash

    06/26/2015 3:03:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies
    BAGHDAD (AP) — The body of an Iraqi pilot whose military plane crashed during a training mission in the United States has been found at the crash site, Iraq’s Defense Ministry said on Friday, as violence continues to strike around the capital, Baghdad.
  • Iraqi brigadier general flying F-16 that crashed near Douglas

    06/26/2015 3:06:49 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 16 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | June 25, 2015 | Curt Prendergast
    An Iraqi pilot who has been training in the United States for four years was flying an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft that crashed in southern Arizona, a spokesman for the Iraqi defense minister said Thursday. "We have no word yet on his fate or the reason behind the crash," Brig. Gen. Tahseen Ibrahim told The Associated Press. "We are in contact with the Americans to get more details." Ibrahim confirmed the pilot is Brig. Gen. Rafid Mohammed Hassan. The fighter crashed about 8 p.m. Wednesday in grassland some five miles away from the Douglas airport during a night training mission,...
  • DEBKA :Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Sacks Gen. Qassem Soleimani From Command Of The Syrian War (Iran's bro

    06/26/2015 10:25:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 16 replies
    DEBKA ^ | June 26, 2015 AST
    Uproar in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has relieved Gen. Qassem Soleimani,the Al Qods Brigades chief and supreme commander of Iranian Middle East forces, of his Syria command after a series of war debacles. He was left in charge of Iran’s military and intelligence operations in Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon. This is revealed by exclusive Iranian intelligence sources. Since Soleimani last visited Damascus on June 2, in the aftershock of the historic town of Palmyra’s fall to the Islamic State, the situation of President Bashar Assad and his army has gone from bad to worse. The Iranian general’s...
  • 1000-year-old coins found in Northern Territory may rewrite Australian history

    05/20/2013 1:31:34 PM PDT · by Theoria · 23 replies
    News.com.au ^ | 20 May 2013 | BARBARA BARKHAUSEN
    REMEMBER when you were taught that Australia was discovered by James Cook in 1770 who promptly declared it "terra nullius" and claimed it for the British throne? Turns out that could be completely and utterly wrong. Five copper coins and a nearly 70-year-old map with an "X" might lead to a discovery that could rewrite Australia's history. Australian scientist Ian McIntosh, currently Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University in the US, is planning an expedition in July that has stirred up the archaeological community. The scientist wants to revisit the location where five coins were found in the Northern Territory...