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  • Obama Set Goals Too High for Gulf Rebalance, Experts Say

    05/14/2015 6:10:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 14, 2015 | By ALI WEINBERG
    The Obama administration is likely to fall far short of the lofty goals it set for itself at Thursday’s summit with Gulf leaders, several experts on the region said. While the White House has framed the seven-nation meeting as an opportunity to deepen and strengthen Gulf nations’ security relationship with the United States in light of a possible nuclear deal with Iran, the six foreign leaders attending have set out bargaining chips that the administration has already shot down, and it’s not exactly clear what else, besides those tangible items, either side wants. “Something that actually offers a couple of...
  • Qatar to Free (Five Senior) Taliban Commanders Exchanged for (Army Deserter) Bergdahl

    05/13/2015 1:32:04 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Brietbart ^ | May 12, 2015 | Admiral James A. "Ace" Lyons
    The five senior Taliban Commanders released from Guantanamo (GITMO) in exchange for the return of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are set to be freed from their “luxurious” confinement in Qatar effective June 1. These five hard-core terrorists are Mullah Norullah Noori, Abdul Haq Wasiq, Mullah Mohammad Fazl, Khairullah Khairkhwa and Mohammend Nabi Omari. They were classified as some of the most dangerous Taliban commanders held at GITMO, according to Thomas Joscelyn of The Long War Journal. There is little doubt that these five Taliban commanders will return to the Afghanistan battlefield. The real issue that should not be overlooked is...
  • Shocking News About 5 Taliban Commanders Released by Obama… This Is TREASON

    05/12/2015 5:20:33 PM PDT · by kingattax · 28 replies
    Mullah Norullah Noori, Abdul Haq Wasiq, Mullah Mohammad Fazl, Khairullah Khairkhwa and Mohammend Nabi Omari, the five Taliban Commanders traded for Sgt. Bergdahl, will soon be released from their “confinement.” Admiral James T. “Ace” Lyons said there is “little doubt” that the terrorists will return to the battlefield in Afghanistan. These terrorists are set to be released on June 1st, one year to the day after they were traded for Sgt. Bergdahl. As part of the trade, the government of Qatar had promised to “restrict” the terrorists’ movements for one year. Now, they will be free. Free to go right...
  • Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh describes 'executive assassination ring'

    05/03/2011 11:51:19 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 12 replies
    minn post ^ | 3-11-2009 | Eric Black
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  • King Salman of Saudi Arabia pulls out of US talks on Iran

    05/11/2015 11:20:00 AM PDT · by mojito · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5/11/2015 | Ian Black
    King Salman of Saudi Arabia has withdrawn from a carefully orchestrated summit with the US that President Barack Obama hoped would assuage Gulf anxieties about the conclusion of a nuclear agreement with Iran. Until Sunday the monarch had been expected to join other heads of state from the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries at an unprecedented meeting at the White House and a day of talks at the presidential retreat at Camp David. Now the only leaders attending will be the emirs of Qatar and Kuwait. The summit, scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, follows months of tension and intensive...
  • Qatar Emiri Air Force To Get The Full Range of MBDA Missiles for its 24 Rafale fighters

    05/08/2015 10:57:46 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Air Recognition ^ | 08 May 2015 | Nathan Gain
    Air Recognition learned some of the contract details signed between missiles manufacturer MBDA and the Qatar Emirate. According to an industry source who wished to remain unnamed, this contract includes the full range of Rafale weapons available for export: Exocet AM 39 Block II, SCALP, AASM, MICA IR, MICA EM and Meteor missiles. Air Recognition understands this order would be the largest export contract ever signed by MBDA. An AM39 Exocet Anti-ship missile fitted on a Rafale center fuselage pylon (along with 6x MICA missiles and 2 external fuel tanks) ( Picture: MBDA) In addition to the 24 Rafale fighter...
  • New sanctions in works – against U.S. (Defense related) businesses (by our Middle Eastern Allies)

    05/06/2015 10:58:54 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    WND ^ | May 05, 2015 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – In an extraordinary move that could mean billions lost to the American economy, Gulf monarchs meeting Tuesday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, took a closed-door decision to potentially withhold investments from U.S. military firms if the terms of any final agreement with Iran causes significant harm to the Sunni Arab states. The meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council brought together leaders from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. All of those countries, aside from Oman, participated in the Saudi-led strikes targeting Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen. According to a source who took part...
  • Qatar Airways' plans to boost US flights upset airlines

    05/04/2015 4:05:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 5, 2015
    [NEW YORK] Qatar Airways on Monday said it plans to expand its services to the United States, in a move that rankled US airlines which accuse it of competing unfairly through state subsidies. The Gulf carrier announced its first direct flights to Los Angeles, Boston and Atlanta from its Doha hub and its second daily flight to New York.
  • Arms sales becoming France’s new El Dorado, but at what cost?

    05/03/2015 11:23:16 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    France 24 ^ | 2015-05-04 | Sam BALL
    France’s booming arms trade has proved one of the few bright spots for the country’s struggling economy. But as President François Hollande heads to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, will there be a moral and strategic cost to the deals he might bring back? When Qatar agreed to buy 24 French Rafale fighter jets in a €6.3 billion contract at the end of April, it represented yet another major success for France’s arms industry, coming hot on the heels of further multi-billion euro sales of Rafales to Egypt and India.
  • US reportedly in talks on keeping restrictions on ‘Taliban Five’ as deal set to lapse

    05/01/2015 5:49:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 1, 2015 | Catherine Herridge & Staff
    The Obama administration reportedly has launched talks with Qatari officials about potentially extending security measures for the five Taliban leaders who were traded a year ago for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, with the agreement governing their supervised release soon set to expire. The Washington Post reported that talks began Thursday, and could lead to some aspects of the security arrangement being extended. That pact -- which keeps the former Guantanamo inmates under supervision in Qatar and prohibits them from leaving the country -- is set to expire at the end of May, raising concerns in Washington that they could soon return...
  • US, Qatar launch talks on fate of Taliban leaders swapped for Bergdahl

    04/30/2015 9:29:55 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 5 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | April 30, 2015 | Missy Ryan and Karen DeYoung
    <p>U.S. and Qatari officials began talks Wednesday about extending security assurances for five senior Taliban members who were released from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and whose transfer to Qatar triggered an outcry on Capitol Hill.</p> <p>The talks could lead to an extension of at least some aspects of a one-year arrangement that required Qatar to keep the former prisoners under supervision and ban them from leaving. They could also lead to the former detainees being transferred to another country, according to individuals familiar with the discussions. The agreement expires at the end of May.</p>
  • Report: Israelis Banned from Buying French Soccer Tickets

    04/30/2015 12:57:56 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/4/15 | Moshe Cohen
    Israelis appear to have been banned from buying tickets to see the Paris St. Germain soccer team in action, NRG reported Sunday night. The discovery was made by an Israeli couple planning a trip to Paris who wanted to attend a game – and could not find a listing for Israeli orders on the group's ticket ordering web site. Guy Schleider of Ramat Gan perused the team's web site and went to the ticket buying area, where a drop-down list allowed residents of countries around the world to choose their home countries where tickets would be sent to. Included on...
  • French presidency confirms sale of 24 Rafale fighter jets to Qatar

    04/30/2015 2:21:05 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Agence France Presse ^ | Apr. 30, 2015
    PARIS: The French presidency said Thursday Qatar had agreed to purchase 24 Rafale fighter jets, adding that Francois Hollande would travel to Doha on May 4 for the contract signing ceremony. Sources close to the negotiations had earlier told AFP that a deal - which includes a firm order for 24 jets with an option on 12 other planes
  • India asks Qatar to cut LNG price by 60%

    04/27/2015 10:13:01 AM PDT · by thackney · 9 replies
    DNA India ^ | 27 April 2015 | PTI
    India has asked its largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplier Qatar to cut gas prices to match the 60% slump in global rates in last one year. India buys 7.5 million tonnes a year of LNG on a long-term 25 year contract, indexed to a moving average of crude oil price. The price of LNG from Qatar comes close to $13 per million British thermal unit as compared to the $6-7 rate at which it is available in the spot or current market. The high price of LNG under the long-term contract has led to users in fertiliser and power...
  • Iran Threatens Saudis After Aid Planes Blocked

    04/26/2015 10:10:21 AM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Israel National News ^ | April 25, 2015 | Hillel Fendel
    Amid reports of a renewed Saudi offensive against Iranian-allied rebels in Yemen, Iran's news agency reported on Friday that Saudi Arabia had stopped Iranian aid planes from landing in Yemen. Not unexpectedly, a top Iranian official responded with threats directed at Saudi Arabia. Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian warned on Sunday that the Saudi behavior and its siege of Yemen and preventing the dispatch of humanitarian aids "will not remain unanswered." "Saudi Arabia is not entitled to decide for others in the region," Abdollahian added. Iran's FARS News Agency stated that Saudi fighter jets...
  • Generals: Saudi Intervention in Yemen is Doomed to Failure

    04/19/2015 4:32:32 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-04-19 | John Hayward
    According to a report by al-Jazeera, several American generals are skeptical that Saudi Arabia’s intervention in Yemen will succeed.  A “senior commander at CENTCOM” claimed the Saudis did not keep the operation secret from American authorities because they feared the Obama Administration inform Iran, but rather because the Saudis feared the Pentagon would dismiss their battle plan as a “bad idea” and try to talk them out of it. “Military sources said that a number of regional special forces officers and officers at U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) argued strenuously against supporting the Saudi-led intervention because the target of the intervention, the Shia...
  • Stephen Hayes:See No Evil, Hear No Evil(What the 9/11 Commission narrative left out: Iraqis)

    08/28/2005 1:49:07 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 68 replies · 4,487+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 5 / September 12, 2005 | Stephen F. Hayes
    AHMED HIKMAT SHAKIR IS A shadowy figure who provided logistical assistance to one, maybe two, of the 9/11 hijackers. Years before, he had received a phone call from the Jersey City, New Jersey, safehouse of the plotters who would soon, in February 1993, park a truck bomb in the basement of the World Trade Center. The safehouse was the apartment of Musab Yasin, brother of Abdul Rahman Yasin, who scorched his own leg while mixing the chemicals for the 1993 bomb.When Shakir was arrested shortly after the 9/11 attacks, his "pocket litter," in the parlance of the investigators, included contact...
  • Abbas To Sign Accords With Putin in Moscow

    04/11/2015 10:14:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    INN ^ | 4/11/2015, 10:55 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Moscow on Monday where the issue of Middle East peace talks will be raised, Russian authorities announced Thursday. “The two leaders will hold talks concerning key aspects of Russian-Palestinian relations and their future, with particular attention on the trade, economy and humanitarian sectors,” the Kremlin said in a statement according to AFP. There will also be “an exchange of ideas on the process of Israeli-Palestinian talks and other problematic regional situations,” the statement continued, adding that North Africa would also be on the agenda. …
  • Obama’s Gulf remarks draw strong reactions (citizens dismayed)

    04/09/2015 12:19:50 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 24 replies
    Gulf News ^ | 16:31 April 7, 2015
    Many dismayed by Obama’s lack of understanding of Gulf politics Dubai: Reactions among Gulf citizens to President Barack Obama’s comments on the region were disparate, covering the gamut between derogatory and laudatory, but shock and dismay were the strongest emotions. Obama in an interview said that Gulf countries had legitimate grievances about external threats menacing them, but insisted that the biggest threats they faced were “not from Iran” but from within. “They have some very real external threats, but they also have some internal threats — populations that, in some cases, are alienated, youth that are underemployed, an ideology that...
  • Common Core ties to Libya, Qatar, Saudi Arabia

    04/07/2015 10:13:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 7, 2015 | Bethany Blankley
    “Where did Common Core come from?” is a question I often hear from parents as I travel the country speaking about the Islamic infiltration of America. ... The short answer is that resident Obama’s push for “hope and change” translates into completely transforming America — for the worse. Common Core is but one of many parts of an intricate plan to infiltrate every area of American society with Islam. Which is why, Common Core’s origin and funding came from Qatar, Libya and Saudi Arabia. Globally, Common Core originated from the “One World Education” concept, a global goal orchestrated by the...
  • Leading Conservatives Call on Apple to Pull Out of Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Iran [snip]

    04/07/2015 10:03:32 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 20 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 4/7/2015 | John Hawkins
    Last week, I got together with Bruce Carroll from Gay Patriot to write a letter calling on Apple to live up to its publicly stated principles by pulling out of countries that murder their citizens for being gay. After the letter was written, we asked some other conservatives to sign on with us. A full list of signatories follows. Recently, Apple CEO Tim Cook said, “Our message, to people around the country and around the world, is this: Apple is open. Open to everyone, regardless of where they come from, what they look like, how they worship or who they...
  • Evaluating the Pan-Arab "Joint Army"

    04/01/2015 2:58:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2015 | Austin Bay
    A pan-Arab military coalition has begun waging war in Yemen, ostensibly on behalf of deposed Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi. Is this Arab League-approved "joint army" a credible combat force? That depends on who emerges as the joint army's central actor and commander. So far, Saudi Arabia has served as the coalition's most prominent public advocate and actor. The Saudis contend Iran backs the Houthi insurgents who overthrew Hadi. Strong evidence supports their contention. Yemen's war involves sectarian sympathies. Ayatollah-led Iran, the world's great Shia Muslim power, supports the Shia Houthi movement. Saudi Arabia's Wahabi-sect leaders have concluded that...
  • Pakistani defense chief due in Riyadh, airlifts troops for Saudi Yemen war. Landings imminent.

    03/30/2015 11:39:49 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 25 replies
    DEBKAFile ^ | March 30, 2015 | Special Report
    The US-led world powers and Iran Monday, March 30, entered the last tense hours for a nuclear deal as though Lausanne was on a different planet from the Middle East, where the Yemen war, in which Iran is deeply involved, abruptly scooped up a power outside the region, Pakistan. A high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad on Monday reaffirmed Pakistan’s “firm commitment to supporting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Saudi Arabia.” Among those attending were Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif, Advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Defense Minister...
  • Saudi Arabia sends war planes into Yemen in terrifying clash with Iran

    03/30/2015 7:28:07 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    Jew News ^ | MAR 29, 2015 | ELIYOKIM COHEN
    On the brink of a new Middle Eastern catastrophe: Saudi Arabia sends war planes into Yemen in a terrifying clash with Iran leaving region at boiling point Religious fissure between Sunni and Shia Muslims erupted into conflict Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes against Iran-backed Shia Houthi rebels 18 civilians were injured after Saudi warplanes targeted Sana’a in Yemen Britain and America supported the Saudi-led military intervention Coalition deployed 100 fighter jets and 150,000 soldiers to fight in region Truly, it is a terrifying development. The great religious fissure between Sunni and Shia Muslims that dominates the Middle East has erupted into...
  • Arab Leaders Agree on Joint Military Force

    03/29/2015 11:34:22 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 29, 2015 | By David D. Kirkpatrick
    CAIRO — The Arab states said on Sunday that they had agreed to form a combined military force to counter both Iranian influence and Islamist extremism, a gesture many analysts attributed in large part to their drive for more independence from Washington. The agreement came as American and other Western diplomats in Lausanne, Switzerland, were racing to beat a self-imposed deadline of Tuesday to reach a deal with Iran that would restrict its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of economic sanctions. In response, Saudi Arabia and other American allies in the region have made clear that they are...
  • Former intelligence official: Obama’s Middle East policy is ‘willful ignorance’

    03/29/2015 9:19:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 29, 2015 | By Josh Hicks
    The former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency on Sunday described President Obama's Middle East policy as one of "willful ignorance," saying the administration needs a clearer strategy for dealing with conflicts emerging across the region. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said during an interview on "Fox News Sunday" that recent developments in the Middle East are moving in a bad direction for the United States, with Iran "clearly on the march" to influence events in a "regional sectarian war." “At the end of the day, we have just this incredible policy confusion — never mind what our strategy is to...
  • World War III

    03/28/2015 6:06:31 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 72 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 3/28/15 | Gary
    Honestly, I think it is now only conjecture to say that World War III is not underway.  Just as the world didn't recognize the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand as the beginning of World War I, so the world didn't immediately recognize the invasions of Austria and Poland as the beginnings of World War II. The tumultuous uprisings in the Arab world that began in 2010 have only grown more tumultuous until now.  I believe the massive Arab coalition invasion of Yemen may later be seen as the beginning of World War III.  The wars and rumors of wars all across...
  • Arab Nations Announce 'Historic' Unified Military Force To Counter Iran, ISIS

    03/28/2015 7:42:50 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 52 replies
    International Business Times ^ | March 27 2015 | Aditya Tejas
    Foreign ministers from 22 Arab countries agreed to form a unified military force on Thursday, approving a draft resolution designed to counter growing security threats in the region. "The Arab ... ministers agreed on adopting an important principle, which is forming the unified Arab military force. The task of the force will be rapid military intervention to deal with security threats to Arab nations," Arab League Secretary General Nabil Elaraby told reporters after the meeting, Reuters reported. The agreement, which Elaraby described as “historic,” came shortly after airstrikes on Houthi rebels in Yemen, led by Saudi Arabia and its Arab...
  • Saudi Arabia and Sunni Coalition launches WAR on Houthis in Yemen; Egypt declares OFFICIAL SUPPORT

    03/25/2015 6:00:56 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 52 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 3/25/2015 | The Right Scoop
    This is big news. Saudi Arabia and a Sunni coalition (UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait) has now begun bombing Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen: AL ARABIYA – Warplanes of the Royal Saudi Air Force bombed the positions of Yemen’s Houthi militia and destroyed most of their air defenses, Al Arabiya News Channel reported early on Thursday. Arab Gulf states had announced that they have decided to “repel Houthi aggression” in neighboring Yemen, following a request from the country’s President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi. In their joint statement Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait said they “decided to repel Houthi militias, al-Qaeda...
  • Saudi Deploys 100 Fighter Jets, 150,000 Soldiers for Anti-Houthi Campaign (Yemen)

    03/25/2015 9:02:50 PM PDT · by kristinn · 147 replies
    Al Arabiya News ^ | Thursday, March 26, 2015
    Saudi deploys 100 fighter jets, 150,000 soldiers for anti-Houthi campaign. Also from Al Arabiya: UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Jordan Deploy Warplanes Against HouthisThe UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Jordan have deployed fighter jets to join the Saudi air force in the ongoing air campaign against Yemen’s Houthi rebels, Al Arabiya News Chanel reported. The UAE has deployed 30 fighter jets, Bahrain 15, Kuwait 15, Qatar 10 and Jordan 6 warplanes, according to the news channel. Pakistan and Egypt are also taking part in the military campaign, contribution with air and naval forces. Al Arabiya said Egypt, Pakistan and Sudan have...
  • Breaking: Saudi Arabia Starts Bombing Yemen: U.S. Officials

    03/25/2015 4:12:08 PM PDT · by kristinn · 111 replies
    NBC News via Twitter ^ | Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | Richard Engel
    US officials confirm to @NBCNews that Saudi Arabia has started bombing rebel positions inside #Yemen. NO indication of troops crossing in.
  • Yemen crisis: Iran calls Saudi air strikes on Houthis 'dangerous'

    03/26/2015 2:43:04 AM PDT · by piasa · 14 replies
    Zee Media Bureau ^ | Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 14:20
    Tehran: In what may intensify the Yemen crisis, Iran has termed Saudi Arabia's military intervention against the Houthi rebels as “dangerous”, reports said Thursday. Saudi Arabia which had earlier warned to act in the wake of continued advance of Houthis, on Wednesday started conducting air strikes against the rebels which it considers as being supported by rival Iran. Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies believe the Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, are tools for Iran to seize control of Yemen and say they intend to stop the takeover. The Houthis deny they are backed by Iran. Reacting to Saudi strikes,...
  • Get ready for Erdogan’s caliphate, Turkey’s ruling party official says

    03/20/2015 8:11:16 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 46 replies
    Hürriyet ^ | March/19/2015
    The head of a provincial branch of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has stirred the pot by tweeting that the country should “get ready for the caliphate” of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Fuat Özgür Çalapkulu, the head of the AKP in the eastern province of Siirt, sent the controversial tweet on March 17, hours after Selahattin Demirtaş, the co-leader of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), said his party “will never let you be president [in a presidential system].” In his tweet, Çalapkulu said Erdoğan’s opponents had in the past claimed that Erdoğan could not even be a village...
  • David Cameron Pulls Report on Muslim Brotherhood

    03/17/2015 8:30:54 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    British Prime Minister David Cameron pulled a report on Monday that was widely expected to recommend against labeling the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization. The review, led by Britain’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Sir John Jenkins, also was expected to suggest that the Muslim Brotherhood’s activities in the United Kingdom should be more open and remain under review. No concrete policy recommendations were expected; however, the report was expected to name a network of linked organizations alleged to be involved in extremist activities. This network reportedly included a complex web of at least 60 organizations, think tanks, TV channels, and charities with...
  • Iran’s Drones Loom Over the World’s Oil Tankers

    03/12/2015 7:34:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    War is Boring ^ | March 11, 2015 | Adam Rawnsley
    Though Iran’s Great Prophet-9 military exercise ended last month, you can count on Tehran’s military to wring every last drop of bellicosity from the event—such as showing off an apparently armed drone taking a bead on a ship crossing the Strait of Hormuz. Iran conducted the exercise during the last week of February, and centered it around the theatrical, Michael Bay-esque destruction of a stationary wooden aircraft carrier prop floating off Iran’s Larak Island.
  • Croatian display team pilots could break for Qatar (aerobatics)

    03/12/2015 4:41:19 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Flightglobal.com ^ | 12 March 2015 | IGOR SALINGER
    Croatia's defence ministry has confirmed that six of country’s top instructor pilots – all of them members of Krila Oluje ("Wings of Storm") aerobatic display team – have applied to resign from active duty. According to sources quoted by local media, the pilots have received a superior offer from Qatar, with the Croatian daily Slobodna Dalmacija reporting that the Gulf state plans to form a display team with its new Pilatus PC-21 trainers to include the Croatian pilots. Igor Salinger/Aermedia.com Submitted on 4 March, the resignation requests will be decided on “after consultation with the pilots and in accordance with...
  • Lebanon - Grand Ayatollah Fadlallah Calls for an International Trial of Bush

    11/27/2005 12:22:38 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 15 replies · 564+ views
    Associated Press | November 27, 2005
    Lebanon's senior-most Shiite Muslim cleric, a harsh critic of U.S. policies in the region, called for an international trial of U.S. President Bush, saying his administration posed a threat to world peace. Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah issued the call over a document allegedly leaked to London's Daily Mirror tabloid. The newspaper claimed the document was a transcript of a meeting in April 2004 between Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair in which the U.S. leader spoke of attacking Al-Jazeera television headquarters in Doha, Qatar. The newspaper, which cited unidentified sources, said Blair argued against an attack. The...
  • Israeli nat'l security head seeks to resign

    05/29/2003 10:01:29 AM PDT · by anotherview · 1 replies · 90+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 29 May 2003 | HERB KEINON
    May. 29, 2003 Israeli nat'l security head seeks to resign By HERB KEINON Ephraim Halevy, the head of the National Security Council, has reportedly tendered his resignation to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who refused to accept it and asked Halevy to reconsider. According to the Ma'ariv daily, Halevy approached Sharon with his resignation on Monday, the same day Avigdor Yitzhaki quit as director general of the Prime Minister's Office. Like Yitzhaki, Halevy has been at odds with Sharon's powerful bureau chief, Dov Weisglass, for months. Halevy, a former Mossad head, has reportedly been unhappy with how Israel was handling the...
  • Egypt court postpones Mursi trial over "espionage for Qatar" charges

    03/08/2015 6:48:31 AM PDT · by piasa · 3 replies
    Aswat Masriya ^ | Sunday, March 08, 2015 3:20 PM
    CAIRO, Mar 8 (Aswat Masriya) - Cairo's criminal court postponed the trial of ousted president Mohamed Mursi for charges of spying for Qatar. The next session will be held tomorrow and will be a secret session. Mursi, who was ousted in July 2013, stands trial alongside 10 others, including two of his aides over accusations of leaking classified national intelligence to the Qatari intelligence. This trial started last month, with Mursi saying in the first hearing that he was brought to court "forcibly". Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat accused Mursi and his two aides, head of his presidential office Ahmed Abdel...
  • KUNA: Israel must join NPT, its nuclear facilities inspected - Arab Group (UAE also upset with Obama

    03/05/2015 4:30:01 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 16 replies
    KUNA (Kuwait News Agency) ^ | 3/5/2015 | Staff
    VIENNA, March 5 (KUNA) --- Israel must be made to join the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty (NPT) and its nuclear facilities must be subjected to international inspection said the Arab Group in Vienna on Thursday. ...
  • Obama's ISIS Advisers -->A Thief, A Qatari, And The Man Who Created Islamist Iran & The Taliban

    09/09/2014 10:56:31 AM PDT · by opentalk · 8 replies
    The LID ^ | September 9, 2014
    Last night President Obama hosted a dinner of "foreign policy experts" to get advice about his ISIS plans. Among the guests were Sandy Berger, a man who got caught stealing federal documents; Strobe Talbott a man whose employer receives major funding from the terrorist-funding government of Qatar, and Zbigniew Brzezinski a man who was involved in creating both the Islamist state of Iran and the Taliban....Samuel R. Berger and Zbigniew Brzezinski, advised Democratic presidents during foreign crises: Mr. Berger, while Bill Clinton was weighing airstrikes in Bosnia and Kosovo; Mr. Brzezinski, while Jimmy Carter was dealing with the Iran hostage...
  • Obama Promoting Muslim Brotherhood “Stooge” Anne Patterson at State Department

    11/14/2013 6:23:21 AM PST · by IbJensen · 4 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/14/2013 | Tim Brown
    If you haven’t had enough evidence that Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham need to be removed from office, along with their dance partner Barack Obama, this should be enough to convince you. United States Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson is now being considered as Obama’s pick for Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs. Anne Patterson According to Walid Shoebat, “One day after the now infamous CBS 60 Minutes piece about Benghazi, Senator Lindsey Graham (RINO-SC) threatened to put a hold on Obama administration nominees until he was granted access to State Department survivors of the attack....
  • Why the Globalist Wants Assad of Syria Gone [Vanity]

    02/25/2015 11:31:16 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    The reason Assad has been vilified is because Qatar wants a natural gas pipeline to run through the Arabian peninsula, through Jordan, through SYRIA, to Turkey. From Turkey, it can connect with existing pipelines to Europe, in order to supply Europe with natural gas. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-05-16/mystery-sponsor-weapons-and-money-syrian-rebels-revealed This proposed pipeline would threaten Russia economically, as Russia currently supplies Europe with natural gas. Syria and Russia are allies. Thus, Assad said "No" to the proposed Qatar-Turkey pipeline that would run through Syria. Next thing you know, there's an "uprising" in Syria, and Assad is public enemy number one. And when it became clear...
  • Osama's Best Friend: The further connections between al Qaeda and Saddam

    10/25/2003 10:00:38 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 23 replies · 4,934+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/03/03 | Stephen F. Hayes
    IN A LITTLE-NOTICED DECISION in a New York courtroom on September 25, 2003, a man described as Osama bin Laden's "best friend" got some good news. U.S. District Court Judge Deborah Batts ruled that Mahmdouh Mahmud Salim could not be sentenced to life in prison. Salim--who was present at the founding of al Qaeda in 1989 and who was for years one of bin Laden's most trusted confidants--had been captured in Germany in 1998 and extradited to the United States for prosecution related to his role in the grand conspiracy that resulted in the 1998 bombings at U.S. embassies in...
  • Qatar recalls ambassador to Egypt over terror accusation

    02/19/2015 5:18:51 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 4 replies
    Doha, Feb 19 (IANS) Qatar said Thursday it has recalled its ambassador to Cairo for consultations following an Egyptian official's statement accusing Doha of supporting terrorism. "The state of Qatar recalled its ambassador to Cairo for talks following the statements made by Egypt's envoy at the Arab League," the official Qatar News Agency reported, citing a Qatari foreign ministry source. Earlier, Saad ben Ali Almohanady, a Qatari foreign ministry official in charge of Arab affairs, rejected the Egyptian statement by Tariq Adel, as "mixing terrorism with the murder and burning of civilians in a barbaric manner". The official repeated Doha's...
  • Insider notes: Qatar set for winter World Cup, [truncated]

    02/18/2015 1:33:24 PM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    SI ^ | February 18, 2015 | Grant Wahl
    Multiple sources say it's a done deal that World Cup 2022 will take place in November and December of 2022 in Qatar. A FIFA task force will meet in Doha next week and make that recommendation, and the FIFA Executive Committee is set to make the decision final at its meeting in Zurich next month.
  • Under Obama: The U.S. Captured by the Muslim Brotherhood

    02/18/2015 8:18:49 AM PST · by Randall_S · 33 replies
    NoisyRoom.net ^ | February 18, 2015 | Coalition of Concerned Citizens
    The Betrayal Papers will trace the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Obama administration’s foreign and domestic policies. The five-part series will present a picture of a conspiracy that is manipulating the American government to the benefit of a totalitarian, genocidal movement that seeks to establish a global Islamic State. The Muslim Brotherhood is an international political, financial, terrorist and movement whose goal is to establish a global Islamic State (Caliphate). They have and continue to exert tremendous influence of the American government’s foreign and domestic policies under President Barack Hussein Obama. The violence in the Middle East and...
  • ISIS: Smuggling, shakedowns, donations feed swelling terror budget ($2 billion with surplus)

    02/16/2015 9:09:56 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 16, 2015 | Lucas Tomlinson
    As the Islamic State seeks to export its brand of barbaric terror to would-be affiliates, the U.S. faces a growing challenge to find the sources of ISIS funding and blunt its flow to allied militants. The terror army's most recent atrocity was the mass beheading of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya. It remains unclear how closely tied those militants are to ISIS in Iraq and Syria, but the Islamic State's underground economy continues to thrive. Even as the U.S.-led coalition strikes at what was long the heart of ISIS' revenue stream -- oil fields and refineries -- officials say the...
  • How Russia Plans To Retaliate For The Saudi-Driven Collapse In Oil

    02/10/2015 9:53:05 PM PST · by lbryce · 49 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | February 10, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    A week ago we explained that yet another conspiracy theory, one involving virtually every geopolitical hotzone, from Saudi Arabia, to Russia, the United States, Qatar, Syria, ISIS, and Ukraine, has become fact when our speculation from last September, namely that the plunge in oil was an choreographed move between the US and the Saudis (even if Kerry realized - we hope - that it meant a recession for the US energy producing states and a collapse in the only vibrant US industry of the past decade: shale), one seeking to dislodge Russian control over the Syrian government and to facilitate...
  • Qatar published fatwa in 2006 permitting burning people — removes it after IS burns pilot

    02/10/2015 11:48:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 2/10/15 | Raymond Ibrahim
    It appears that Islam Web, a popular website owned by Qatar’s Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, may have been responsible for the rationale used by the Islamic State to burn alive a Jordanian pilot captive. On February 7, 2006, the widely accessed Arabic website issued Fatwa No. 71480, titled “The Burning of Ias bin Abdul Yalil by Abu Bakr.” The fatwa, or Islamic decree, concluded that burning people as a form of punishment is permissible. Ironically, hours after the Islamic State burned the pilot alive, Fatwa No. 71480 was removed from Islam Web. What is interesting to note is...