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  • Unearthed: Another Bonkers Anti-Semitic Rant From Louis Farrakhan

    04/23/2018 5:42:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4-20-18 | Guy Benson
    Before you watch this insanity, which made the social media rounds this week, may I remind you that Senator Barack Obama met privately with, and complimented, this man at an event coordinated by the Congressional Black Caucus -- a disgrace that was deliberately hidden from voters until Obama was safely out of office?  May I also remind you that numerous CBC members have courted this man's support, including the current deputy DNC Chairman, who hasn't been truthful about the nature of that relationship?  As I've previously argued, "minister" Louis Farrakhan is the Left's version of David Duke, in that...
  • Trump hosts French president for 1st state visit

    04/22/2018 10:44:02 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies
    wtnh.com ^ | Apr 22, 2018 | ABC News
    Their relationship began with a show of machismo - an extended, white-knuckle handshake on their first meeting last year in Belgium. Emmanuel Macron had reportedly studied Donald Trumps style of domineering power-grabbing handshakes, apparently prepared to avoid being outdone by his counterpart. Instead, it was President Trump who at one point in the 5-second-long handshake attempted to withdraw his hand from Macron's firm grasp. The maneuver marked the start of what has become a close partnership between the two leaders, who recently joined forces along with the United Kingdom to strike Syria earlier this month. "It's no secret that President...
  • Syrian military pummels IS-held districts in Damascus

    04/22/2018 10:00:56 AM PDT · by McGruff · 6 replies
    AP ^ | 4/22/2018 | ZEINA KARAM
    Syrian government forces used warplanes, helicopters and artillery on Sunday to pound districts of the capital held by the Islamic State group, in a bid to enforce an evacuation deal reached with the militants earlier in the week. Two Palestinian refugees, a father and a son, were killed during the fighting at the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, according to the United Nations Palestinian refugee agency, which added that thousands of homes have been destroyed in four days of fighting. Hundreds of IS militants hold parts of the Yarmouk camp and nearby area of Hajar al-Aswad in southern Damascus. They...
  • An open letter to the US Congress: dont let Trump rip up the Iran deal

    04/21/2018 7:38:32 PM PDT · by Innovative · 41 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Apr. 21. 2018 | Richard Bacon, Omid Nouripour, Delphine O
    For more than a decade, we Europeans, Americans, and the international community have feared the imminent threat of a nuclear-armed Iran. To counter this threat and make the Middle East a safer place, the international community came together, using the might of diplomatic negotiations and the force of sanctions, agreed by most of the major economic powers. After 13 years of joint diplomatic effort, we reached a major breakthrough and signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), an agreement between Iran, France, the UK, Germany, the US, China, and Russia, regarding Tehrans nuclear programme. With that, we...
  • Zarif: Trump showing 'disrespect'

    04/21/2018 10:55:05 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 47 replies
    Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Trump administration is showing disrespect towards Tehran, AFP reported Saturday. He added that his country is open to prisoner swap negotiations with the U.S., but only if the Trump administration shows a "change of attitude." His comments were made in an interview with CBS, set to air in full on Sunday. Negotiations are a "possibility certainly from a humanitarian perspective, but it requires a change of attitude," Zarif said. Five Americans are held in Tehran, including 81-year-old Baquer Namazi, who is in failing health. Zarif blasted the U.S. administration for showing "disrespect"...
  • Last Ditch Efforts by Iran Lobby to Save Nuclear Deal Wasted

    04/21/2018 8:41:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2018 | James Lee
    The Iran lobby is digging deep in an effort to drum up support from anyone and anywhere to preserve the Iran nuclear deal including circulating a letter from members of the French, British and German parliaments addressed to the U.S. Congress.The letter is rife with the same common misperceptions that the Iran lobby has worked hard to foist on an unsuspecting world. None have done as much spadework in engineering this plethora of fake news than the National Iranian American Council.Among thecommon misperceptions in the letter are:The only reason we were able to achieve this breakthrough is that we stood...
  • Romania to Move Embassy to Jerusalem: Netanyahu Promises Six More to Follow

    04/20/2018 9:48:03 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 8 replies
    BIN ^ | 4/20/18 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    After meeting last week with Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely last week, a Romanian politician has announced their nation will be moving their embassy to Jerusalem. This will make Romania the fourth nation to do so and the first European Union country to break ranks and recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă, a Social Democrat, proposed the move to his government last Wednesday, April 11, and the process moved forward quickly. In an interview with the Romanian TV channel ANTENA 3 on Thursday, Israeli Independence Day, Liviu Dragnea, the president of the Chamber of Deputies...
  • Trump says he will not accept high oil prices; crude dips

    04/20/2018 7:32:29 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 53 replies
    Reuters ^ | 20 Apr 2018
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump criticized OPEC on Friday for output curbs that have helped raise global oil prices and said artificially high prices would not be accepted, drawing rebukes from oil-producing countries as prices dipped following his remarks. Looks like OPEC is at it again. With record amounts of Oil all over the place, including the fully loaded ships at sea. Oil prices are artificially Very High! No good and will not be accepted! Trump wrote on Twitter. Several members of OPEC, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, said in response that oil prices were not...
  • Getting Tough With Syria and Russia

    04/20/2018 6:46:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2018 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - This was the week when America was being praised around the world for punishing Syrias evil, despotic, regime that killed scores of men, women and children with its arsenal of lethal chemical weapons. It was certainly President Trumps finest hour in global leadership, hailed by our allies, several of whom joined in a retaliatory attack to destroy much of Bashar al-Assads chemical weapons facilities. Russia, Assads accomplice in murder and mayhem, called the attacks an act of aggression. Iran, who has bankrolled terrorist plots throughout the region, labeled it a war crime. And Syria, whose government is...
  • THE AMERICAN INABILITY TO UNDERSTAND JIHADIS-It has hamstrung our foreign policy for decades

    04/20/2018 5:30:41 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 20, 2018 | Robert Spencer
    One of the biggest ongoing problems of U.S. foreign policy is a failure to understand what were really up against. This problem is nothing new, although Barack Obama took it to new heights by banning all mention of Islam and jihad from counterterror training, with many of his loyalists still in place and hampering our ability to deal realistically with the jihad threat today. This myopia goes back decades. In Theodore H. Whites America In Search of Itself, there is this telling passage about the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979: Of the negotiating effort, the most biting summary was...
  • Iran Warns of New 'War' As It Boosts Ties With Syria, Iraq and Lebanon

    04/20/2018 1:17:52 AM PDT · by blueplum · 14 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 18 Apr 2018 | Tom O'Connor
    Iran's supreme leader warned top officials Wednesday that their country was facing threats of espionage and subversion from foreign foes who sought to undermine the Islamic Republic and its increasingly large sphere of influence in the Middle East. {snip} Iran has also shored up its relations with neighboring Iraq, where a 2003 U.S. invasion installed a Shiite Muslim government much friendlier to Iran and spurred a Sunni Muslim insurgency that ultimately helped to form ISIS... With ISIS largely defeated, these paramilitary fighters were made official members of the country's armed forces and they have threatened to expel the U.S. military...
  • Journalist Disputes Syrian Chemical Attack in British Publication

    04/19/2018 4:34:19 PM PDT · by detective · 21 replies
    The New American ^ | 18 April 2018 | Steve Byas
    Dr. Assim Rahaibani, a Syrian doctor, has told journalist Robert Fisk, writing for the British publication, The Independent, that last weeks alleged chemical gas attack by the Assad government on civilians in Douma did not happen. The alleged chemical attack was the pretext for a combined bombing raid by the United States, France, and the United Kingdom. I was with my family in the basement of my home three hundred meters from here on the night but all the doctors know what happened, Rahaibani told Fisk. There was a lot of shelling [by government forces] and aircraft were always over...
  • Trump Seeks Middle Ground in Foreign-policy Balancing Act

    04/19/2018 5:55:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Was the latest round of airstrikes in Syria a one-time hit to restore deterrence and stop the future use of chemical weapons, or was it part of a slippery slope of more interventions in the Middle East? President Donald Trump was elected in part because he promised an end to optional wars, such as those in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as the Libyan misadventure. But Trump also guaranteed an end to perceived Obama-era appeasement. Trump said he would no longer put up with false red lines in Syria, or complacence about North Korea's new generation of nuclear missiles....
  • Editorial: Haley kills it at United Nations

    04/19/2018 6:26:25 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 50 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 04-19-18 | Herald Staff
    Nikki Haley is a killer. Not a murderer, but a killer in the Donald Trump sense of the word. She is tough and motivated with a take no prisoners mindset. Trump has used the term to describe extraordinary women in business since the 1980s. Since she assumed the role as the ambassador to the United Nations, Haley has been putting the world on notice that she means business, going head to head with Russia, Iran, Syria and North Korea for starters. Shes dressed down representatives from countries that would never allow a woman to freely criticize men and shes shrewdly...
  • White House adviser apologizes for saying Haley was confused

    04/17/2018 6:42:27 PM PDT · by familyop · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 17APR18 | JILL COLVIN, MATTHEW LEE AND ZEKE MILLER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    A White House official said Kudlow, the director of the National Economic Council, called Haley to apologize Tuesday afternoon in an effort to mend fences...The officials said a decision was then made to announce the sanctions as an answer to Russias response to the strikes. But that plan was re-evaluated and then put on hold over the weekend...On Monday, a new memo went out from the NSC saying that additional sanctions were under consideration, but no decision had been made.
  • Turkey again extends state of emergency

    04/19/2018 12:20:21 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/4/18 | Ben Ariel
    The Turkish Parliament on Wednesday extended the ongoing state of emergency for another three months, the Hurriyet daily newspaper reported. This is the seventh time that the state of emergency has been extended. The last time was in January. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the three-month state of emergency on July 20, 2016, five days after the failed coup that summer, saying it would enable authorities to take swift action against those responsible for the putsch. Wednesdays extension means the upcoming early elections on June 24 will be held under the emergency rule despite widespread disapproval from opposition parties. The...
  • Syrian Kurds: We captured terrorist who planned 9/11 attacks

    04/19/2018 12:09:30 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/4/18 | Ben Ariel
    A Syrian-born German national accused of helping to plan the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States has been detained by Kurdish forces in Syria, a senior Kurdish commander told AFP on Wednesday. Mohammed Haydar Zammar has been arrested by Kurdish security forces in northern Syria and is now being interrogated, the top official said, but did not provide further details. Zammar, who is in his mid-fifties, has been accused of recruiting some of the September 11 hijackers. He was detained in Morocco in December 2001 in an operation involving CIA agents, and was handed over to the Syrian...
  • Jewish men attacked with belt by Arabic-speaking youth in central Berlin

    04/18/2018 8:54:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 18 April 2018 12:26 CEST+02:00 | AFP/The Local
    A video has emerged showing an Arab youth attacking two Jewish men in broad daylight on the streets of Berlin on Tuesday. The attack happened at around 8 pm on Tuesday evening in the Prenzlauer Berg district, police report. The two Jewish men, who were reportedly wearing kippas, were verbally attacked by a group of three youths, who used anti-Semitic epithets against them. One youth then emerged from the group of three young men and attacked a 21-year-old Israeli with his belt, while shouting Jew at him. The victims of the attack were able to record footage of it on...
  • Journalist Disputes Syrian Chemical Attack in British Publication

    04/18/2018 7:09:43 PM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 41 replies
    The New American ^ | 18 April 2018 | Steve Byas
    Dr. Assim Rahaibani, a Syrian doctor, has told journalist Robert Fisk, writing for the British publication, The Independent, that last weeks alleged chemical gas attack by the Assad government on civilians in Douma did not happen. The alleged chemical attack was the pretext for a combined bombing raid by the United States, France, and the United Kingdom. I was with my family in the basement of my home three hundred meters from here on the night but all the doctors know what happened, Rahaibani told Fisk. There was a lot of shelling [by government forces] and aircraft were always over...
  • Lindsey Graham "unnerved" after Syria briefing: "Everything in that briefing made me more worried"

    04/18/2018 3:35:41 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 51 replies
    CBS ^ | 4-17-2018 | Kathryn Watson, Alan He
    Sen. Lindsey Graham slammed the Trump administration's response in Syria, after a briefing with top military officials that he said "unnerved" him, CBS News' Alan He reports. "Everything in that briefing made me more worried, not less," the South Carolina Republican said after a briefing lawmakers had with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford on Tuesday. "This makes no sense to me." Graham went on to say he doesn't know "how in the world we can destroy ISIL relying on local police in a country dominated" by Syrian President Bashar Assad, who the U.S. believes...