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  • With Ominous Tweet, Comey Pal Suggests Bombshell Story Is Soon To Drop

    06/23/2017 1:44:29 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 116 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/23/17 | Chuck Ross
    Wittes wrote on Twitter that the upcoming story could be published later Friday or on Monday. The heads-up comes a day after Trump revealed that he was bluffing last month when he suggested that he had recorded his conversations with Comey. May 16 appears to be his first time Wittes previewed Comey stories. Hours after Wittes posted the foreboding message that day, The Times published a shocking story: “Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him To End Flynn Investigation.” The piece cited a memo that Comey filed just after a Feb. 14 meeting he had with Trump at the White House....
  • BREAKING: Gulf States Give Qatar List of Demands To Restore Diplomatic Relationships(truc)

    06/23/2017 5:54:46 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 10 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 22, 2017 | Sundance
    The latest development, in the ongoing Arab state GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) initiative to stem the destabilizing behavior of Qatar, is a list of demands presented to Qatar. If you have followed the regional issues for the past few years you’ll quickly identify how each of the demands cuts to the core of the destabilizing issues.... "Kuwait has given Qatar a list of demands from Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations that includes shutting down Al-Jazeera and cutting diplomatic ties to Iran. That’s according to a list obtained by The Associated Press from one of the countries involved in the...
  • Erdogan tones down rhetoric in light of Qatar's fate

    06/22/2017 7:00:46 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    al-Monitor ^ | June 21, 2017 | Pinar Tremblay
    Will Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ever be welcome in Washington again? Many US legislators would like to think he wouldn't dare come back after the horrid events of May 16, when his security detail attacked peaceful protesters. Just days later, a bipartisan House resolution was introduced to condemn Turkey and ask for the perpetrators to be prosecuted. Dana Rohrabacher, Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee for Europe, said Erdogan "is an enemy of everything we stand for. … More importantly, he is an enemy of his own people.” These are some of the strongest words of public...
  • Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman elevated to Crown Prince

    06/21/2017 2:41:18 AM PDT · by Cronos · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 21 Jun 2017 | Reuters
    Saudi Arabia's King Salman made his son his successor on Wednesday, removing his nephew as crown prince and giving the 31-year old almost unprecedented powers as the world's leading oil exporter implements transformational reforms....It said Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, a counter-terrorism chief admired in Washington for putting down an al Qaeda campaign of bombings in 2003-06, was relieved of all positions. Although Mohammed bin Salman's promotion was expected among close circles it came as a surprise at a time the kingdom is facing heightened tensions with Qatar and Iran and is locked in a war in Yemen. ..."Some people...
  • After the ISIS War, a US-Russia Collision?

    06/20/2017 9:53:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    Sunday, a Navy F-18 Hornet shot down a Syrian air force jet, an act of war against a nation with which Congress has never declared or authorized a war. Washington says the Syrian plane was bombing U.S.-backed rebels. Damascus says its plane was attacking ISIS. Vladimir Putin's defense ministry was direct and blunt: "Repeated combat actions by U.S. aviation under the cover of counterterrorism against lawful armed forces of a country that is a member of the U.N. are a massive violation of international law and de facto a military aggression against the Syrian Arab Republic." An ABC report appears...
  • Timing Of Qatar Finally Signing $12 Billion F-15 Deal Is Wildly Controversial

    06/16/2017 4:13:08 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    The Drive ^ | June 15, 2017 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    Qatar has finally moved forward with a long-standing plan to buy advanced fighter jets from the United States. This comes amid a massive spat between the small country and Saudi Arabia that has spiraled into a huge political crisis throughout the Middle East and beyond. On June 14, 2017, Bloomberg News reported that the Qataris would sign a $12 billion deal to buy up to 36 F-15QA fighter jets from Boeing. The country’s Ministry of Defense later announced it had reached an agreement, which followed a meeting between Minister of State for Defense Affairs Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah...
  • Egypt: Gulf siege against Qatar should include Turkey

    06/15/2017 9:04:27 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Middle East Monitor ^ | June 14, 2017 at 4:29 pm | none stated
    The Egyptian president has called on allies in the Gulf to escalate the diplomatic row with Qatar to include Turkey, the New Arab reported. According to the news outlet, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi urged Gulf leaders to expand their boycott until Ankara gives up support for Qatar. He is reported to have said that this would maintain the pressure on Doha to respond positively and help bring a speedy end to the regional siege. The sources said that Al-Sisi raised the matter during a meeting with the King of Bahrain, Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa, last Thursday in Cairo. They added...
  • Qatar crisis opens the gates of anti-Trumpism in Turkey

    06/15/2017 8:56:40 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | June 14, 2017 | Pinar Tremblay
    The election of US President Donald Trump was neither a surprise nor an unpleasant event for Islamists in Turkey. To the contrary, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan were making extra efforts to cheer for their newly elected American colleague. Erdogan’s 22-minute March meeting with Trump, despite being a fiasco on multiple fronts, was portrayed as the beginning of an affectionate personal relationship. Pro-AKP media refrained from using negative language against Trump. However, the tide took a stark turn with the Qatar crisis. As several Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab...
  • Reversal: Trump sells fighter jets to terror-supporting Qatar

    06/14/2017 7:28:15 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 27 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | June 14, 2017 | Jordan Schachtel
    QATAR IS LARGELY SUSPECTED TO BE THE FOREMOST STATE SUPPORTER OF ISIS. After taking credit for a Mideast-wide initiative to shine a light on the terror-supporting activities of the government of Qatar, President Donald Trump has done a dramatic reversal and will sell Doha up to 36 U.S. military jets. Bloomberg reported Wednesday afternoon that the Qatari defense minister will meet with Defense Secretary James Mattis at some point later that day to officially sign the agreement. On June 6, the president tweeted about Qatar’s support for terrorism: ***snip***see tweets at source Now, just over one week later, as evidenced...
  • Report: Palestinian Authority Fingered Qatar as Biggest Terror Supporter

    06/11/2017 6:31:27 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    Breitbart Jerusalem ^ | 11 Jun 2017
    The Jerusalem Post reports: In 2007, then-Palestinian Authority prime minister Salam Fayyad told the US Treasury’s under secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence Stuart Levey that Qatar provides “more support to fundamentalists than Kuwait or Saudi Arabia. Qatar was “willfully bad,” Fayyad said.
  • President Trump and President al-Sisi Confirm Unity Against Qatar Funding Terrorism…

    06/10/2017 7:01:28 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 13 replies
    The Conservative Tree house ^ | June 10, 2017 | Sundance
    No leader in the region holds more anti-terrorism credibility than Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. President Sisi has challenged all Muslim leaders to denounce the hate within Islamic extremism and rise up to confront evil. Al-Sisi is a Muslim leader who steadfastly supports the entire Egyptian population regardless of their religious faith. Sisi has stood firm to support Christians in Egypt. WHITE HOUSE – President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt. The two presidents agreed on the importance of all countries implementing the agreements reached in Riyadh to fight terrorism, counter extremism, and...
  • Gulf leaders trade barbs as Qatar dispute shows no let-up

    06/10/2017 10:54:38 PM PDT · by blueplum · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10 Jun 2017 7:13pm | Katie Paul
    (Riyadh) Gulf states traded public barbs on Saturday, showing little sign of resolving the region's deepest rift in years, five days after Arab nations severed diplomatic, trade and transport ties with the tiny Gulf kingdom of Qatar. {snip} Qatar's foreign minister fired back that there was "no clarity" in such accusations, speaking in an interview with RT Arabic in Moscow after emerging from talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. [nL8N1J708I] "Qatar is accused of having a hidden relationship with Iran, but its relations with Iran are clear, transparent and time-tested," said Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, noting that the...
  • Qatar, accused of supporting terrorism, hires ex-U.S. attorney general

    06/10/2017 1:30:50 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 10, 2017 | World News
    The government of Qatar has hired John Ashcroft, the U.S. attorney general during the Sept. 11 attacks, as it seeks to rebut accusations from U.S. President Donald Trump and its Arab neighbors that it supports terrorism. Qatar will pay the Ashcroft Law Firm $2.5 million for a 90-day period as the country seeks to confirm its efforts to fight global terrorism and comply with financial regulations including U.S. Treasury rules, according to a Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA, filing on Friday with the Justice Department. "The firm's work will include crisis response and management, program and system analysis, media...
  • Qatar, accused of supporting terrorism, hires ex-U.S. attorney general

    06/10/2017 12:44:30 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 6/10/17 | reuters
    The government of Qatar has hired John Ashcroft, the U.S. attorney general during the Sept. 11 attacks, as it seeks to rebut accusations from U.S. President Donald Trump and its Arab neighbors that it supports terrorism. Qatar will pay the Ashcroft Law Firm $2.5 million for a 90-day period as the country seeks to confirm its efforts to fight global terrorism and comply with financial regulations including U.S. Treasury rules, according to a Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA, filing on Friday with the Justice Department. "The firm's work will include crisis response and management, program and system analysis, media...
  • Qatar, accused of supporting terrorism, hires ex-U.S. attorney general

    06/10/2017 2:06:27 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 10, 2017 | Doina Chiacu and Ginger Gibson
    The government of Qatar has hired John Ashcroft, the U.S. attorney general during the Sept. 11 attacks, as it seeks to rebut accusations from U.S. President Donald Trump and its Arab neighbors that it supports terrorism. Qatar will pay the Ashcroft Law Firm $2.5 million for a 90-day period as the country seeks to confirm its efforts to fight global terrorism and comply with financial regulations including U.S. Treasury rules, according to a Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA, filing on Friday with the Justice Department.
  • Amir on Qatar events, from Mexico, June 9

    06/10/2017 7:55:33 AM PDT · by firebrand · 6 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube ^ | June 9, 2017 | Amir Tsarfati
    Amir gives some background information on Qatar and why this conflict has arisen. His usual brilliant analysis that we find nowhere else. And of course his more general message to us in these troubled times.
  • Stunningly Clear and Direct Remarks by President Trump Toward Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood

    06/09/2017 9:23:51 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 9, 2017 | sundance
    Perhaps the least media emphasized -yet most important- statement from President Trump today was the clarity behind the President calling out the government of Qatar for being a state financier of terrorism.  Stunningly clear-eyed.Many people have contemplated whether President Trump would identify The Muslim Brotherhood as an officially recognized Terrorist organization.  Because of the political nature of The Brotherhood, and the Machiavellian face they project toward majority Muslim nations, there is a valid argument on both sides of such a consideration.However, the large and previously unspoken, albeit transparently obvious, truth is that Qatar has always been the primary financier of...
  • Turkey Approves Deploying Troops to Qatar

    06/08/2017 1:51:52 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 13 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | June 8, 2017 | CHRISTIAN LINGNER
    The diplomatic crisis in Qatar saw a new development Wednesday as Turkey's parliament passed legislation permitting the deployment of troops to a Turkish military base in Qatar. The legislation was drafted prior to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain severing ties with Qatar, but indicates that Turkey is willing to help the Gulf Arab country. The bill was supported by both the governing AK party and the nationalist opposition.
  • Saudi Arabia Prepares for War: Issues 24-Hour Ultimatum to Qatar

    06/08/2017 11:15:04 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 75 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | June 7, 2017 | Benjamin Arie
    The situation in the Middle East may be heating up rapidly. Not long after several countries cut ties with Qatar and enacted a blockade against its shipments, one of the most powerful Arab nations has just issued a serious ultimatum. “Saudi Arabia gives Qatar 24 hr ultimatum to fulfill 10 conditions that have been sent,” stated Reza H. Akbari from the Institute for Peace and War Reporting. The indications are that if Qatar ignores those conditions, Saudi Arabia is prepared to take military action. Sky News Arabia confirmed Akbari’s report. “Our sources: Saudi Arabia has informed Kuwait of 10 conditions...
  • Qatar's $21B deal to buy F-15s moving forward amid diplomatic battle

    06/07/2017 10:46:07 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Fox Business ^ | June 07, 2017 | Matthew Rocco
    A plan to sell $21.1 billion worth of Boeing (BA)-made F-15 fighter jets to Qatar appears to be moving forward, despite several countries cutting diplomatic ties with the Middle Eastern nation this week. A State Department official said the diplomatic battle and President Donald Trump’s criticism of Qatar, which is under fire for allegedly supporting terrorist groups, has not affected the pending deal to deliver 72 F-15QA multirole fighters, according to Fox News. In a statement, Boeing said it’s “closely following recent developments.” “We have been working closely with the U.S. and Qatari governments on this proposed sale. We continue...