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  • News Summary At This Hour-Tuesday 9/25/2018

    09/25/2018 5:02:29 AM PDT · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/25/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The Swedish Prime Minister, Social Democrat Stefan Lofven, has been voted out. A no-confidence vote was held in the Swedish parliament today following the general election earlier this month. While Lofven is out, its not clear what kind of government will be formed in the place of his. Both the "Right" and "Left" factions are short of a majority, with the anti-European Union, anti-mass immigration Sweden Democrats holding the balance of power...... US Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh says: "I've never sexually assaulted anyone"..... Deputy US Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will meet President Trump at the White House..... President...
  • U.S. almost doubles aid for Rohingya in Bangladesh, Myanmar (pro- Islam )

    09/25/2018 2:21:54 AM PDT · by granada · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 | David Brunnstrom, Michelle Nichols
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States almost doubled its aid for displaced Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh and Myanmar, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced on Monday as she pushed for U.N. investigators to brief the U.N. Security Council on the crisis. “The military are at fault, the fact finding mission came out and gave clear examples of what’s happened,” Haley told reporters on Monday as she left a ministerial meeting in New York on the sidelines of the annual U.N. gathering of world leaders. “These weren’t terrorists. This was the military that did this to them....
  • Russian Communists announce Coalition governments with Nationalists in 3 Regions

    09/24/2018 2:09:39 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 18 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Sept. 24, 2018
    The Russian Communist Party has announced it will form a coalition government with the nationalist Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) in three regions where Kremlin-backed candidates suffered rare gubernatorial election defeats over the past week. Incumbents from the ruling party in the Far East Khabarovsk region and central Russia’s Vladimir region lost gubernatorial runoffs to LDPR on Sunday. Candidates from the Communist Party and A Just Russia will compete for the governor’s seat in the Siberian republic of Khakasia on Oct. 7 after its governor’s withdrawal from the race. “We will now form a coalition government in Khabarovsk, Vladimir and Khakasia,”...
  • A Tribute to the Israeli Defense Forces

    09/24/2018 1:07:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/24/2018 | By Harold Goldmeier
    The Israel Defense Forces are so much more than the picture of raw power perceived in news stories and war-centered history books. The IDF functions on a daily basis employing stealth and deception in the battle against Israel's unremitting enemies. Pre-1967, the state and military were perceived as underdogs fighting the good fight against all odds. The devastating effectiveness and efficiency with which the IDF knocked out and embarrassed Arab armies changed the perception of the IDF and the Jewish people into a conquering military machine. The success was so decisive that it altered the mindset of the Jewish people...
  • Russia Retaliates to Downed Airplane:Israel Will No Longer Be Capable of Bombing Syria With Impunity

    09/24/2018 11:55:51 AM PDT · by davikkm · 19 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    If you were following the news last week, you’re probably aware of the Russian spy-plane that got shot-down during an illegal Israeli attack on Syrian targets. To make a long story short, Israel jet-fighters attacked military targets in Syria, and a Russian surveillance aircraft was caught in the middle, as the Israelis failed to warn the Russians about the impending attack in a timely fashion, hence the Russian surveillance aircraft was hit and downed by Syria’s outdated missile systems, being caught between a rock and a hard place so to speak (in the crossfire basically). Until now, the Syrian army...
  • Trump identifies first two US soldiers from Korean War remains

    09/20/2018 1:39:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | September 20, 2018 | Corey Dickstein
    The remains of an Army master sergeant from Indiana and a private first class from North Carolina were included in the 55 cases of remains of missing Korean War veterans turned over in July by North Korea, President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday. The two soldiers, both likely killed in action fighting Chinese forces in North Korea about 66 years ago, are the first positive identities that Pentagon officials have confirmed since the transfer was completed July 27 as part an agreement hashed out by Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during their summit June 12 in Singapore. Pentagon...
  • As predicted, Russia’s S-300 shipments to Syria aimed directly at Israel

    09/24/2018 10:07:31 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 14 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 6/24/18 | USA Features
    The Syrian government first began receiving S-200 systems around 1983. By the time the civil war began, the Syrian army still operated several S-200 sites, but on at least one occasion, rebels overran one site that contained a fire control radar in disrepair. Beginning in 2015 after Russia joined the war on the side of Syria, efforts were made to rehabilitate these systems. In November 2016, Defense Minister Shoigu announced that Syria’s S-200s had been restored. Thoughout 2017 several were fired at Israeli aircraft, and while the Syrians claimed to have downed an Israeli fighter and a drone at one...
  • Why Russia's Crimean Consensus is Over

    09/24/2018 10:04:11 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 1 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Sep 24, 2018 | Konstantin Gaaze
    With support for the Kremlin waning, repression is all it has left. General elections this month have revealed that the Russian public is frustrated, uncertain about the future and electrified by protest sentiment. Kremlin candidates struggled to win their gubernatorial bids, while high school and college students—people who haven’t even started working yet — took to the streets to protest plans to raise the pension age. Political analysts chalk this situation up to Kremlin errors. They believe that domestic policy chief Sergei Kiriyenko has loosened the political rules too much and has invested too heavily in the spectacle of the...
  • Russia to send newer, S-300 missile defense systems to Syria

    09/24/2018 7:22:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    Russian officials said Syria's outdated S-200 systems weren't sophisticated enough to identify the Russian plane as a friendly one. Monday's statement from Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Russia will send the newer S-300 missile defense systems to Syria within the next two weeks. Earlier in the war, Russia suspended a supply of S-300, which Israel feared Syria could use against it. Shoigu said Russia is now going to go ahead with the shipment because "the situation has changed, and it's not our fault." The supply of S-300s to Syria will "calm down some hotheads" whose actions "pose a threat...
  • Goldstone regrets setting up Trump Tower meeting with Russians

    09/24/2018 6:57:24 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/24/18 | Brett Samuels
    British publicist Rob Goldstone in an interview published Monday said that members of the Trump campaign who attended a meeting he facilitated between them and a Russian lawyer should have known the gathering was improper. "People have said to me, 'Shouldn't I have known?' Well, shouldn't they have known? I know nothing about politics, I set up a meeting. Shouldn't they have known?" Goldstone told NBC News. When asked whether he regrets his role in the meeting, Goldstone said he did and wished he had not set it up. “I regret not listening to the little voice in my head,”...
  • The Geopolitical Divorce of the Century: Why Putin Cannot Afford to Let Ukraine Go

    09/24/2018 5:58:38 AM PDT · by tlozo · 1 replies
    Atlantic Council ^ | Sept 18, 2018 | Peter Dickinson
    Next month, Europe’s leading budget airline will begin regular flights from Ukraine to a host of EU destinations. This is the latest milestone in a Ukrainian aviation boom that is seeing additional routes announced on a weekly basis and record passenger numbers at airports across the country. Each new flight serves to broaden Ukrainian horizons and anchor the country more firmly within the wider international community. Meanwhile, there has not been a single direct flight between Ukraine and Russia since October 2015. The changes in Ukraine’s air travel industry are just one of the many ways in which the country...
  • Haley: We’re Not Going to Pay for Reconstruction of Syria As Long As Iranian Influence is there...

    09/23/2018 3:43:32 PM PDT · by caww · 47 replies
    freebeacon ^ | 9/23/2018 | Andrew Kugle
    "We have made it very clear, we are not going to pay for reconstruction of Syria as long as there is Iranian influence there," Haley said. "We're not going to pay as long as ISIS has not been defeated, which we're almost there. We're not going to pay for reconstruction to help Russia out when this is their problem." Haley added how Russia took responsibility for what is happening in Syria and are now have their hands out asking for money. "What we're saying is there are a lot of things that have to happen before reconstruction is even talked...
  • Think tank: Iraq blocks on-leave Turkish soldiers return to northern base

    09/23/2018 11:35:16 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 1 replies
    Iraqi News ^ | Sep 22, 2018, 11:55 am | Mohamed Mostafa
    Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi authorities have deprived Turkish soldiers, deployed in northern Iraq to combat Kurdish militias, from visas to return to their bases as means to cut down the number of troops which Baghdad had repeatedly demanded to pull out. Watheq al-Hashemi, director of al-Nahrain Center for Strategic Studies, an Iraqi government-affiliated think tank, told Almaalomah website that the Iraqi government has unilaterally decided not to grant Turkish soldiers on leave at their homeland visas to return to the Turkish military base in Bashiqa region, north of Iraq. According to Hashemi, the measure, adopted over the past months, has helped...
  • Newspaper: Islamic State chief Baghdadi moved to Afghanistan via Iran

    09/23/2018 11:23:07 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    Iraqi News ^ | Sep 23, 2018, 6:47 pm | Mohammed Ebraheem
    Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – A Saudi-owned newspaper has claimed that Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has moved to Afghanistan via Iranian territories. Quoting Pakistani security and other extremist group sources, Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper reported that Baghdadi arrived in Nangarhar Province in eastern Afghanistan after crossing Iranian territories via the eastern city of Zahedan. According to the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, IS manages a location to host its fighters in Zahedan in cooperation with the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Al-Baghdadi has been reported killed or wounded on a number of occasions. Last month, Baghdadi was reported to be...
  • Russia Must Own Up to Stalin-Hitler Romance

    09/23/2018 11:56:32 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 41 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Sep 18, 2018 | Leonid Bershidsky
    An Associated Press correction last week and reactions to it show that the question of whether the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany were allies at the dawn of World War II remains a hot-button issue for many Russians and eastern Europeans. The correction was issued to an article about a Holocaust commemoration in the Ukrainian city of Lviv that originally called the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany “former allies.” The AP concluded that the pact reached on Aug. 23, 1939 by the German and Soviet foreign ministers Joachim von Ribbentrop and Vyacheslav Molotov didn’t constitute a formal alliance, thus the...
  • Major powers, except U.S., try to keep Iran nuclear deal alive

    09/23/2018 10:38:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | September 21, 2018 11:44 AM | Arshad Mohammed, John Irish
    Nations that struck the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, except for the United States, meet on Monday in what many diplomats fear may prove a quixotic effort to keep the agreement alive after U.S. sanctions targeting Iranian oil exports resume in November. Ministers from Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and Iran will gather in New York at 8 p.m. EDT on Monday (0000 GMT Tuesday) to grapple with U.S. President Donald Trump’s May 8 decision to withdraw from the deal and restore the full force of U.S. sanctions on Iran. Their delicate, and perhaps unrealistic, task is to build a case...
  • As Europe drifts away from U.S., Poland and the Baltics are growing closer

    09/23/2018 9:38:35 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 7 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/23/18 | USA Features
    In May 1997, NATO and Russia signed the “Founding Act,” which stated, among other things, that “NATO and Russia do not consider each other as adversaries,” and that “in the current and foreseeable security environment,” NATO would not seek “additional permanent stationing of substantial ground combat forces” inside nations close to Russia. Nothing was discussed about the Founding Act at the U.S.-Poland summit, but permanently deploying U.S. troops — especially a division-sized element — on Polish soil would essentially make the agreement moot. Right now, U.S. and NATO troops are regularly deployed on Polish soil, but only on a rotational...
  • Gowdy: Declassified documents unlikely to change anyone's mind on Russia investigation

    09/23/2018 8:21:04 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/23/18 | Brett Samuels
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said Sunday that the documents President Trump ordered declassified related to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation are unlikely to change anyone's views on the probe. Gowdy said on CBS's "Face the Nation" that "99.9 percent" of the documents Trump ordered declassify are unrelated to the president. "I generally am on the side of transparency, with the caveat do nothing that jeopardizes national security or impacts or relationship with our allies," said Gowdy, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee. "I've seen all of it, and with the exception of one document, I don’t think anybody’s mind...
  • Stalin's Priests: Russia Infiltrates Catholic Church in New Thriller

    09/23/2018 7:29:47 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    Stalin’s Priests” tells the story of Rolf Wozzack, a KGB agent, who is hand chosen by Joseph Stalin himself as part of the Russian leader’s plan to infiltrate the Catholic church to subvert it for his own use and eventually destroy it from within. Meanwhile, a 10-year-old girl named Lucia is visited by angels and the Virgin Mary with her two cousins and is told through prophecies 20 years before Stalin comes to power that Russia will spread evil throughout the world and persecute the church. “Through our research, we discovered that the head of the NY State Teachers Union...
  • Worst known governmental leak ever is slowly coming to light:

    07/23/2017 9:40:24 PM PDT · by Steve Van Doorn · 18 replies
    expressen | Jul 21, 2017 | Rick Falkvinge
    Sweden’s Transport Agency moved all of its data to “the cloud”, apparently unaware that there is no cloud, only somebody else’s computer. In doing so, it exposed and leaked every conceivable top secret database: fighter pilots, SEAL team operators, police suspects, people under witness relocation. Names, photos, and home addresses: the list is just getting started. The responsible director has been found guilty in criminal court of the whole affair, and sentenced to the harshest sentence ever seen in Swedish government: she was docked half a month’s paycheck Many governments have had partial leaks in terms of method (Snowden) or...