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  • Why President Trump Should Recognize The Armenian Genocide

    04/23/2018 6:00:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | APRIL 23, 2018 | Stella Morabito
    If President Trump recognizes the Armenian genocide by specifically using the word “genocide” in his April 24 proclamation, he would send a strong signal to the world that America is unequivocally on the side of historical truth and the protection of innocent life. He would be only the second president, after Ronald Reagan, to do so boldly and officially. Every year on April 24 there are memorial services, marches, and media reminders of the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire. The beginning of the massacres is marked on that date in 1915, when hundreds...
  • Turkey using Greek soldiers as "bargaining chips"

    04/22/2018 6:05:24 PM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies
    http://www.euronews.com ^ | 4/22/18 | Emily Commander & Hermione Gee
    Turkish President Recep Tayipp Erdogan said he would consider releasing the soldiers if eight Turkish servicemen, who sought assylum in Greece following the failed 2016 coup attempt, were sent home first."Blackmail" Athens has described this as "blackmail", with the Defence Ministry describing the soldiers as "hostages", and the Greek Supreme Court has sided with the government. President Prokopis Pavlopoulos of Greece said: "There was an unacceptable connection made between the Greek officers who were arbitrarily detained, and Turkish citizens who came to Greece, and requested asylum. Because Greece implemented - I emphasize this - implemented international law, it was granted....
  • AKP pays the salaries of gangs with spoils of war

    04/22/2018 3:07:20 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 9 replies
    ANF News ^ | Saturday, 21 Apr 2018, 09:55 | ANF AFRIN
    It came out that Turkey hasn’t paid the salaries of the gangs it lets loose on Afrin for two months, saying “The spoils of war you got from Afrin will suffice you for a year”. Reports suggest that disturbance erupted among the gangs Turkey derived from Al-Qaeda, ISIS and Al-Nusra, as Turkey hasn’t paid the salaries of some of these gangs for the past two months while they attacked and invaded Afrin. Although the pay cut is said to be related with the economic crisis and rapid increase of Dollar in Turkey, it has been learned that the Turkish state...
  • 2018 04 22 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Lighting the Fuse"

    04/22/2018 11:26:31 AM PDT · by Lera · 7 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Apr 22, 2018 | John Haller
    70 years ago this week, Israel regained her statehood. And from that moment, the plot to destroy her has been in full motion on multiple fronts. Likewise, here in America, explosive charges have been set under the core pillars of our Christian beliefs. From undermining marriage, to socializing education, from banning First Amendment free speech if it doesn't agree with the PC rhetoric, to removing to enumerated rights found in the 2nd Amendment intended to protect the rights of the First, the lot has been cast for the total destruction of society as we know it, in order to reunite...
  • 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 Nation’s 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...
  • Turkey jails Kurdish teacher with baby on terror charge

    04/22/2018 6:14:32 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Rudaw ^ | 4-21-18 | Rudaw
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Turkish authorities have jailed a Kurdish teacher for her condemnation of the killing of civilians during anti-PKK operations in 2016. The teacher gave birth recently and will go to prison with her baby. “Do not stay silent… Do not let human beings and children die, and do not let mothers cry,” Ayse Celik said on-air during a phone-in show on Turkey’s Kanal D TV station in January 2016. She was reacting to military operations in her hometown of Diyarbakir and criticized Turkish media for their coverage of the events. “What is happening here is shown on...
  • 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 the common 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...
  • Greece to ‘Lease Two French Frigates’

    04/20/2018 7:45:35 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | Apr 20, 2018 | Tasos Kokkinidis
    Greece is to lease two French frigates by August to boost its defensive capabilities in the Aegean, according to Greek media reports. The acquisition of the FREMM-type vessels was confirmed after letters were exchanged between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and French President Emmanuel Macron, Greek daily Kathimerini reports. The decision by France to lease Greece the two vessels, equipped with high-accuracy anti-aircraft systems, for five years is seen as a firm message of support from Paris, the paper reports. It adds that at the end of the five-year lease, Greece is to take delivery of its first Belh@rra frigate. Greece...
  • Is an AKP victory inevitable in upcoming Turkish polls? (AKP = Erdogan's party)

    04/20/2018 4:53:47 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | April 19, 2018 | Amberin Zaman (Turkey Pulse)
    As the shock of early elections announced yesterday begins to recede, a sense of inevitability is seizing Turkey. No matter what, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will emerge victorious, or so groupthink has it. The presidential and parliamentary votes — moved forward to June 24 from their scheduled date of Nov. 3, 2019 — will be held under emergency rule, seemingly allowing Erdogan and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to retain their iron grip.With last month’s sale of Turkey’s last notionally independent media empire, the Dogan group, to a pro-government businessman, state control of public messaging is near absolute. Selahattin Demirtas — the charismatic...
  • Sabah correspondent calls for caliphate (Sabah = Turkish propaganda news source)

    04/20/2018 1:27:43 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    Ahval ^ | Apr 20 2018 | none stated
    A Germany correspondent for Turkish pro-government newspaper Sabah has tweeted that the June election should represent the end of the Turkish republic and the beginning of a caliphate, left-nationalist OdaTV said . “95 years ago Atatürk got rid of both the Ottoman state and the caliphate with the words ‘Gentlemen, tomorrow we announce a republic’,” Martin Lejeune said on Twitter. “On June 24, the Kemalist republic will be gotten rid of, and with Allah’s blessing when the time comes the caliphate will again be born in Turkey. May Allah protect Muslims.”
  • Turkey Targeting Greece - Again

    04/20/2018 7:31:20 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | April 20, 2018 at 5:00 am | Uzay Bulut
    With the illegal seizures and occupation of northern Cyprus in 1974 and the Syrian city of Afrin this March -- with virtually no global reaction -- Turkey apparently feels unchallenged and eager to continue; this time, it seems, with the oil-and-gas rich islands of Greece. "To take an interest in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Crimea, Karabakh, Bosnia and other brotherly regions is both the duty and the right of Turkey. Turkey is not just Turkey. The day we give up on these things will be the day we give up on our freedom and future." — Turkish President Recep Tayyip...
  • 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...
  • 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 we’re 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. White’s 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...
  • Sen. Lankford: Turkey Holding NC Pastor on 'Trumped-Up' Charges as Leverage Against US

    04/20/2018 3:47:29 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil
    Fox News ^ | April 19, 2018 | none stated
    Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) called Thursday for the release of a North Carolina pastor jailed in Turkey on "trumped-up" espionage and terrorism charges. The imprisonment of Andrew Brunson has gained national attention in recent days after a tweet by President Trump. Brunson is on trial this week and faces up to 35 years in prison, if convicted. .. Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback and North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis traveled to Turkey to observe the legal proceedings. Lankford explained that Brunson did humanitarian work in Turkey for 23 years and never had an issue renewing his visa. .. Fox News' Hollie McKay...
  • Trump tweet outrages pro-AKP newspaper (About Pastor Brunson's imprisonment)

    04/19/2018 4:05:26 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    Ahval ^ | Apr 19 2018 | none stated
    A tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump declaring his support for a U.S. pastor on trial in Turkey has “trample(d) on Turkey’s independent judiciary,” the pro-Turkish government Daily Sabah newspaper said on Wednesday. Evangelical Pastor Andrew Brunson, a long-term resident of the western Turkish city of Izmir, was arrested in October 2016 and charged with aiding and abetting the Fethullah Gülen movement, an Islamist movement that Turkey blames for masterminding a coup attempt in July 2016 and labels a terrorist organization. "Pastor Andrew Brunson, a fine gentleman and Christian leader in the United States, is on trial and being persecuted...
  • U.S. pastor Brunson breaks down at Turkish trial (kangaroo court trial)

    04/19/2018 3:02:47 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    Ahval ^ | Apr 16 2018 | None stated
    U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson, incarcerated in Turkey since October 2016, burst into tears at the first hearing of his trial on terrorism charges in Turkey on Monday. Brunson sobbed before telling a court in the city of Izmir that he was in a single-person cell and suffering psychologically, according to Hurriyet newspaper. Brunson said he was taking pills to treat his condition and had asked to be transferred out of solitary confinement. The U.S. pastor is on trial for aiding and abetting the Fethullah Gulen movement, an Islamist movement that Turkey blames for masterminding a coup attempt in July 2016...
  • EU-Turkey: Closing the parenthesis (Turkey not invited to Sofia Summit)

    04/19/2018 2:44:04 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Ahval ^ | Apr 18 2018 | Cengiz Aktar
    The European Commission this week revealed its 2018 enlargement report on enlargement that included Turkey, but only as a formality. Turkey is not even invited to a summit in Sofia on May 17 bringing together the leaders of the 28 EU member states and the other six candidate countries. In recent years, reports of Turkey’s progress towards EU membership have become regress reports. This time however, the Commission, sure that Turkey would never become an EU member, has really lashed out. The only progress highlighted in the report is in Turkey's migration and asylum policies. But the reason why is...
  • 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. She’s dressed down representatives from countries that would never allow a woman to freely criticize men and she’s shrewdly...
  • Israel and the "Unholy Trinity" of Ezekiel 38-39

    06/12/2010 7:47:19 AM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 96 replies · 901+ views
    RaptureAlert.com | Undated | Chris Schang
    Over the last few weeks and months I have found myself truly astonished at the speed of which Bible prophecy appears to be unfolding on the world scene. If one looks back towards the election and inauguration of President Barack Obama, one will notice that around the same time things started to change for Israel and the Middle East in general. With the inauguration of President Obama looming in early 2009, Israel was pressured into ending the war with the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas during Operation Cast Lead. This pressure resulted in Israel not finishing their objective of wiping out...