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  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 9/27/2019 Newsdump Friday

    09/27/2019 9:20:16 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/27/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    We start with the story of the political drama in Washington. Three House committees controlled by Democrats issuing a subpoena aimed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo..... Also word coming out Friday night of the resignation of Kurt Volker, US Special Envoy for Ukraine. Volker a longtime inside the beltway figure and Executive Director of the McCain Institute..... Brexit deal talks resuming again as we go into the weekend..... The Greater London Authority referring Prime Minister Boris Johnson to police...... Police in Nigeria say they have freed more than 300 students from an Islamic school where they were being abused........
  • Castro Makes Utter Fools of Obama, Brennan, Kerry and Ben Rhodes—Media Silent

    05/25/2019 3:06:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2019 | Humberto Fontova
    “Cuba and the United States signed an agreement to cooperate in the fight against terrorism, drug trafficking, money laundering and other international criminal activities on the eve of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.” (Reuters, Jan. 2017)“Cuban security officials toured Key West drug-war center—A delegation of Cuban government national security officials recently toured the Pentagon’s counter-drug center in Key West (in May, 2016)— a first, signaling a nascent effort in U.S.-Cuban security cooperation. They got a briefing on the work that has been described as Southcom’s command center in the war on drugs.”“Cuba has kept drug trafficking, in check— the U.S. State Department’s...
  • Cuba launches widespread rationing in face of crisis

    05/11/2019 5:08:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    AP ^ | May 10,. 2019 | Michael Weissenstein and Andrea Rodriguez
    The Cuban government announced Friday that it is launching widespread rationing of chicken, eggs, rice, beans, soap and other basic products in the face of a grave economic crisis. Commerce Minister Betsy Díaz Velázquez told the state-run Cuban News Agency that various forms of rationing would be employed in order to deal with shortages of staple foods. She blamed the hardening of the U.S. trade embargo by the Trump administration. Economists give equal or greater blame to a plunge in aid from Venezuela, where the collapse of the state-run oil company has led to a nearly two-thirds cut in shipments...
  • Anniversary of a Fake News Classic by The New York Times

    01/05/2019 8:18:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2019 | Humberto Fontova
    “One Thousand Killed in 5 days of Fierce Street Fighting!” read a New York Times headline on Jan 4, 1959. The fake news headline dealt with the (utterly bogus) “battle” of Santa Clara in central Cuba where Ernesto “Che” Guevara earned much of his enduring (and totally bogus) martial fame. “Commander Che Guevara appealed to Batista troops for a truce to clear the streets of casualties,” continues the breathless The New York Times article. “Guevara turned the tide in this bloody battle and whipped a Batista force of 3,000 men!”A year later, Che’s own diaries revealed that his forces (which actually numbered...
  • The Nickel Supply Squeeze Is Just Getting Started

    05/28/2014 9:29:58 AM PDT · by blam · 15 replies
    TMO ^ | 5-28-2014 | Investment U
    May 28, 2014 - 06:02 PMInvestment_U Back in January, I wrote a column explaining the supply-demand squeeze in nickel. One way I suggested to play the nickel squeeze, the iPath Dow Jones-AIG Nickel Total Return Sub-Index ETN (NYSE: JJN), is up 38% from my recommendation. Did you buy that fund? Well, if you didn't, there's no need to kick yourself. The nickel run isn't over. In fact, if anything, the supply/demand squeeze powering nickel's surge is likely to get stronger. The biggest user of nickel is China. Nickel is used to make stainless steel, and China makes a lot of...
  • Gotcha!--Deep State Foiled Trying To Sabotage Trump’s Foreign Policy

    05/19/2018 6:53:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    "We called the White House and they acted swiftly on the Friday event, which has since been postponed," said a staff member for Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who complained that the event would have openly undermined President Donald Trump’s agenda on Cuba."The event in question has been postponed," a State Department official confirmed."This (event) was designed to embarrass the president and Pompeo—somebody needs to be held to account," one source said. "The fact that State Department officials were advancing a program that is so slanted and completely at odds with the president's directive on Cuba, I am concerned what...
  • Diaz-Canel tapped to steer Cuba through post-Castro uncertainty

    04/18/2018 9:31:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    AFP ^ | April 18, 2018 | Staff
    Cuba turns to a model Communist Party official, Miguel Diaz-Canel, to steer it through a period of uncertainty when it finally turns the page on the Castro era in a vote on Thursday. The 57-year-old First Vice President is the pre-ordained choice of Raul Castro as he steps down, ensuring that the vote in the National Assembly to appoint him will be little more than a formality.
  • Sunday Schadenfreude: Venezuela goes from summit darling to literally pig at garden party

    04/17/2018 5:37:21 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/15/2018 | Monica Showalter
    You've heard of skunks at the garden party? Such as still-ruling Nicaraguan socialist strongman, Daniel Ortega, who got his famous nickname from none other than the great Ronald Reagan? Well, now we have pigs at the garden party of democracy, the Organization of American States' Summit of the Americas, and this time, quite literally. At the globally watched summit, locals released a bunch of pigs through the streets of the Peruvian capital of Lima, around the Plaza San Martin, which is one of its main public spaces, spray-painted with the names of Venezuela's dictator, Nicolas Maduro, and Cuba's dictator, Raul...
  • Cuba's Raul Castro dismisses harsher US tone under Trump

    07/15/2017 5:23:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 14, 2017 11:20 PM EDT | Andrea Rodriguez
    Cuban President Raúl Castro denounced President Donald Trump’s tougher line on relations with Havana on Friday, calling it a setback but promising to continue working to normalize ties between the former Cold War rivals. Castro’s comments to Cuba’s National Assembly were his first on Trump’s June announcement of a partial rollback of the Cuba-U.S. détente achieved by then-President Barack Obama. They contained echoes of the harsh rhetoric of the past. “Any strategy that seeks to destroy the revolution either through coercion or pressure or through more subtle methods will fail,” Cuba’s president told legislators. He also rejected any “lessons” on...
  • American Tourist Dollars Are Feeding Castro's Human Zoo

    05/26/2017 5:37:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2017 | Michael Reagan
    Expedia is now booking hotels in Cuba. American Airlines is flying American tourists from Miami to Havana. For more than a year American-owned cruise lines have been hauling U.S. citizens by the thousands to the Castro Brothers' beautiful socialist paradise 90 miles off the tip of Florida. Thanks to President Obama's decision to liberalize relations with Cuba in 2015, the island is now open to direct visits by American tourists. I can't believe how excited so many Americans are to get a chance to see some '57 Chevies and Buicks and visit a country that has been wrecked and essentially...
  • The Forgotten Treachery of Obama’s State Department

    02/25/2017 12:20:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    We all know about the Obama administration's lies and treachery regarding Benghazi. But how many of you know about the Obama administration's lies and treachery against the American families of the Americans ambushed and murdered on the orders of Raul Castro?.......Thought so...Well, please read on:You see, amigos: This week 21 years ago three U.S. citizens and one legal U.S. resident who belonged to a humanitarian volunteer organization known as “Brothers to the Rescue” were busy at their volunteer humanitarian jobs when Raul Castro (then head of Cuba’s military) gave orders for his air force to ambush and murder them. Raul Castro...
  • Castro Regime “Sh**ting Bricks!” Over Trump Appointments!

    12/10/2016 8:00:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    “Los cubanos están cagados,” — the Cubans are sh------ themselves — said a businessman who regularly meets with Cuban government officials and told the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald they contacted him after Trump’s victory. “They have no communication channels to Trump.”Actually, it’s probably Trump’s appointments to his transition team that have over-activated the bowels of the Castro-Family-and-Military-Crony-Crime-Syndicate (commonly and grotesquely mislabeled as “Cuba” by the media and Obama State Dept.) No person is more Feared & Loathed by the Castro regime—and by that Stalinist regime’s U.S.-based propaganda and lobbying apparatchiks-- than recent appointee to the Trump transition team...
  • The Truth about Fidel and Raul

    11/27/2016 3:38:21 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 11 replies
    NRO ^ | 26 Nov 2016 | Ted Cruz
    re is more than enough evidence to judge the Castros’ legacy for what it is: the systematic exploitation and oppression of the Cuban people. Two decades of “Castro-is-dead” rumors are finally at an end. And the race is on to see which world leader can most fulsomely praise Fidel Castro’s legacy, while delicately averting their eyes from his less savory characteristics. Two dul -elected leaders of democracies who should know better, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau and American president Barack Obama, are leading the way. Mr. Trudeau praised Castro as a “legendary revolutionary and orator” who “made significant improvements to...
  • Weeping, hopeful, Cubans look to future without Fidel Castro

    11/26/2016 2:19:36 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 24 replies
    http://hosted.ap.org ^ | 11/26/2016 | MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and ANDREA RODRIGUEZ
    HAVANA (AP) -- Music fell silent, weddings were canceled and people wept in the streets Saturday as Cubans faced their first day without the leader who steered their island to both greater social equality and years of economic ruin. Across a hushed capital, dozens of Cubans said they felt genuine pain at the death of Fidel Castro, whose words and image had filled schoolbooks, airwaves and front pages since before many were born. Both brothers led bands of bearded rebels out of the eastern Sierra Maestra mountains to create a communist government 90 miles from the United States. But since...
  • Fidel Castro May Be Dead, But Tyranny Remains In Cuba

    11/26/2016 7:06:59 AM PST · by milton23 · 69 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 11/25/2016 | Ana Quintana
    Late Friday evening, Cuban state media reported the death of their former leader, Fidel Castro. Some will mourn his passing or even glorify his life. But for many others, not even his death will fill the void caused by his life. For over five decades, Cubans suffered under the tyranny of Fidel and then his brother Raul. They watched the regime destroy a country and export the same perverted model of social justice throughout the developing world. My grandfather would often tell us of how he would hide indoors while Fidel’s firing squads would slaughter innocent people nearby. Religion was...
  • Obama Partners with Terror-Sponsoring Castro Family against

    06/29/2016 10:45:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    Some U.S. lawmakers still take their jobs seriously, especially members of the House Committee on Homeland Security. You see, as a crowning component of his fetish for “normalizing” relations with (embracing and subsidizing) the Terror-Sponsoring Castro-Family-Crime-Syndicate (called “Cuba” by Obama and his lapdog mainstream media) President Obama has given rapid and enthusiastic approval for six U.S. airlines to start flying one hundred direct flights a week from nine airports in Terror-Sponsoring Cuba to fifteen airports in our homeland.In light of this, some members of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security thought it prudent to check on what security measures...
  • I was a prisoner of Castro’s regime. Obama’s visit to Cuba is a mistake.

    03/21/2016 11:18:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 21 , 2016 | Armando Valladares
    Ahead of resident Obama's historic visit, Castro's Cuba is more oppressive than ever. An Afro-Cuban dissident who spent time in Fidel Castro’s gulags, Oscar Biscet is one of many people that represent the real Cuba, the people who will be hidden from sight as resident Obama visits this week. While the resident basks in the Cuban sun and in photo-ops with its heavy-handed dictator, the fate and freedom of political resisters like Biscet remains grim. Biscet is free now in technical terms, but in reality, he remains among a cohort of dissenters who still live in an invisible prison: a...
  • NPR Reporter: Kiss from Fidel Castro's Brother Felt Like 'Blessing of the Holy Trinity'

    02/29/2016 1:52:54 PM PST · by DFG · 45 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 02/29/2016 | Tim Graham
    Penny Starr at CNSNews.com found an appalling example of journalistic fawning over the Castro brothers of communist Cuba on Wednesday’s All Things Considered, the evening newscast of taxpayer-subsidized National Public Radio. Ramon Castro, the older brother of Fidel and Raul Castro, died last week at age 91. NPR reporter Lourdes Garcia-Navarro warmly recalled his sense of humor from going to a party in Havana for American business people (despite the ongoing trade embargo).
  • Obama Skips Scalia Funeral–Will Visit Cuba Next Month to Honor the Castro Brothers

    02/19/2016 12:49:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    Can the U.N or Interpol slap a restraining order on an international stalker? I ask on behalf of Raul Castro because Barack Obama seems infatuated with him. Seems that every time the Stalinist terror-sponsoring dictator who craved to nuke the U.S. looks over his shoulder, there's the president of the U.S. making goo-goo eyes at him. There's a famous scene in the movie Scarface where the late actor Robert Loggia makes an urgent request of Cuban gangster Tony "Scarface" Montana. I'm betting that Robert Loggia will look gallant, powerful and dignified in front of the Cuban shown in that scene...
  • The real reason President Barack Obama is going to Cuba

    02/18/2016 2:26:29 PM PST · by Marcus · 45 replies
    Blasting News ^ | February 18, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    President Barack Obama has announced that he intends to visit Cuba on his next international trip in March. The announcement has elicited expected a harsh reaction from Cuban Americans, including presidential candidates Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Marco Rubio. The prospect of an American president clinking glasses with the Castro brothers while the machinery of the Cuban police state continues unabated, filling prisons with political dissidents, is proving to be unedifying to many Americans who love freedom. But that disquiet is part of the reason Obama is going. He revels in i