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  • Can the US get a foot in Vietnam’s door?

    07/25/2017 9:57:11 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    SHEPHARD ^ | 25th July 2017 | Wendell Minnick
    The China-Vietnam relationship might be less complicated than Washington would wish, despite BeijingÂ’s recent threat to use force against Hanoi to stop drilling in the South China Sea. Interestingly, there was nothing in the 31 May joint statement issued by President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc that would commit the US to assisting Hanoi in its current dealings with Chinese threats. Those in Washington who see Vietnam as a potential ally against China have quite possibly ignored the powerful and corrupting influence of cross-border trade between China and Vietnam. While attending IMDEX in Singapore in May, a...
  • A partisan vision at the Vatican? Further thoughts on that Civilta Cattolica essay

    07/21/2017 7:28:40 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Catholiic Culture ^ | July 19, 2017 | Phil Lawler
    A week after the appearance of the Spadaro-Figueroa rant against American conservatives, I am still shaking my head with disbelief, wondering how a semi-official Vatican journal could have published such a harshly partisan and grossly misinformed analysis of American politics. I am not alone. Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia was characteristically polite but firm in his critique, describing the already infamous Civilta Cattolica essay as “an exercise in dumbing down and inadequately presenting the nature of Catholic/evangelical cooperation on religious freedom and other key issues.” Archbishop Chaput—who has been a prime mover in Catholic-Evangelical cooperation, and thus implicitly a target...
  • Shariah Patrols are a Reality in European Nations – The US is Next

    07/14/2017 3:38:29 PM PDT · by davikkm · 35 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    Unless you have been living in a vacuum these past few years, it can’t have escaped your attention that in heavily Muslim populated areas (especially in Europe), there are “Shariah Patrols” wandering the streets enforcing the Tenets of Shariah and Islam on the non-Muslim population. This is happening in Germany, in Denmark, in Belgium, and the UK. It is getting more and more prevalent, and the European governments will do nothing to stop it. A prominent case in Germany of seven men wearing Hi-Res Vests with “Shariah Police” printed o them took to the streets to stop people drinking, playing...
  • U.S. Tells North Korea It Is Prepared to Go to War

    07/05/2017 11:37:10 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    WSJ ^ | 07/05/17 | Jonathan Cheng
    Pyongyang claims a further breakthrough toward a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach American cities SEOUL—The U.S. warned North Korea that it is ready to fight if provoked, as Pyongyang claimed another weapons-development breakthrough following its launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile a day earlier. The regime, having demonstrated its capacity to reach the U.S. with a missile, on Wednesday touted another achievement of the test launch: It claimed that its missile warhead—the forward section, which carries the explosive—can withstand the extreme heat and pressure of re-entering the earth’s atmosphere. If true—the claim couldn’t be independently verified—that would clear another hurdle...
  • The Little Known Story of the Declaration of Independence

    07/03/2017 8:52:33 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 16 replies
    http://www.americanthinker.com/ ^ | 7/3/17 | Scott S. Powell
    July 4th, also known as Independence Day, is a much more lighthearted and festive American holiday -- with cookouts, parades, beach and boating parties and fireworks -- than other patriotic holidays such Memorial Day or Veterans Day. Most people forget that when the 56 members of the Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776, they were in fact signing their death warrants. At the time, Great Britain was the most powerful nation on earth, while the thirteen American colonies were poor and disunited. The British Crown deemed the issuance of a declaration of independence an act of treason,...
  • UN Warns Trump – US Can Be Replaced, Cough Up The Cash

    07/02/2017 7:01:16 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 86 replies
    Rick Wells.us ^ | 6/22/2017 | Rick Wells
    Warnings to the United States are being issued by the globalist leech in charge at the UN, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. On Tuesday, the open borders communist operative cautioned President Trump that we could be replaced. We should be so fortunate and ought to, in fact, work to help guarantee that happens. There must be plenty of countries around the world ready to take on the “developing nations” as national dependents, though they may have to “sweeten the deal” with a little slave labor or territory, something that isn’t presently required. Guterres told reporters at his first press conference since taking...
  • Erdogan accuses opposition Republican Party of being affiliated with ‘terrorists’

    07/02/2017 11:16:47 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    KOM News ^ | 2 July 2017 09:33 CEST | none stated
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed the country’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) over the march to protest against sentencing the party’s deputy leader to 25 years and accused the party of being affiliated with terrorists.“If you are launching a march for terrorists and for their supporters, something which you have never thought about doing against terrorist groups, you can convince no one that your aim is justice,” Erdogan said, as quoted by the state-run Anadolu Agency.On 14 June, a court sentenced CHP’s Enis Berberoglu to 25 years in jail citing his role in leaking classified documents to...
  • Turkish Onslaught on Kurdish SDF Dies Down Without the US Lifting a Finger >more

    06/29/2017 7:08:41 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Russian Insider ^ | 6-29-17 | RI staff
    The massive Turkish bombardment of Kurdish-held north-western Syria we reported yesterday has died down now. How did that happen? The Turkish and American defense ministers met in Brussels ahead of a scheduled NATO meeting, but there was no indication this had anything to do with it. Perhaps it was the other way around and the Turks scheduled the bombardment ahead of the meeting precisely to keep their grievances on the agenda in Brussels. In any case, it was also reported yesterday that Russians had evacuated their base in Kurdish-held Afrin enclave, perhaps to give the Turks a free hand against...
  • Kurds reaching critical juncture in US partnership

    06/22/2017 9:44:29 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    al-Monitor ^ | June 22, 2017 | Fehim Tastekin
    US President Donald Trump is wavering between members of his team who want to expand the war in Syria by also targeting Iranian-linked elements and those who say such a step would mean endless conflict in the region. This internal US disarray further complicates already-complex field developments in the Syrian civil war and the battle against the Islamic State (IS). Whichever way US policy in Syria moves, it's clear there will be no changes in its position on the Kurds. Beyond driving IS out of Raqqa, the United States appears to have long-range plans for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in which the Kurdish People’s Protection...
  • Armed Russian Jet Comes Within 5 Feet Of US Recon Jet

    06/20/2017 5:57:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/20/17
    An armed Russian fighter jet buzzed a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance aircraft in the Baltic Sea on Monday, two U.S. officials told Fox News.
  • Russia Warns It Will Treat US-Led Coalition Jets In Syria As Targets

    06/19/2017 6:24:00 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    ABC ^ | 06/19/17 | Luis Martinez
    The Russian Defense Ministry blasted the U.S.' shooting down of a Syrian regime fighter jet as a "massive violation of international law" and said it will begin treating U.S.-led coalition jets flying west of the Euphrates River in Syria as targets. The ministry's comments Monday came after a U.S. Navy fighter jet on Sunday shot down a Syrian fighter jet that had dropped bombs on Syrian rebel forces who are fighting ISIS in the country. It was the first time the U.S. has engaged in air-to-air combat in Syria and signaled an escalation of the conflict. The incident is also...
  • U.S. says it downed Syrian warplane that attacked U.S.-backed fighters

    06/18/2017 2:22:00 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6-18-17 | Matt Spetalnick
    A U.S. warplane on Sunday shot down a Syrian military aircraft that dropped bombs near U.S.-backed fighters in Syria, the U.S. military said. The U.S. Central Command issued a statement saying the plane was downed "in collective self-defense of Coalition-partnered forces," identified as fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces near Tabqah.
  • Bratton thinks Europe-like terror attacks are headed for the US

    06/12/2017 9:43:09 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06/12/2017 | David K. Li
    Recent acts of terror in Europe are the “new normal” — and surely coming soon to the United States, former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton ominously warned Sunday. Evildoers have stepped up attacks on soft targets — such as London Bridge, Manchester Arena and Bastille Day in Nice — in the past 12 months, making a similar terrorist strike on American soil inevitable, Bratton told “The Cats Roundtable.” {..snip..}
  • Jesus The Lord; Loves You

    06/06/2017 7:41:47 AM PDT · by Revski
    Revski Youtube video's ^ | 6/6/2017 | Revski
    A mix of what Jesus wants me to tell you in my videos & one of my favorite places as a child in Chepachet, R. I..
  • Tucker: Trump Gets US Out Of Bad Deal And Left Melts Down

    06/02/2017 5:44:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06/01/17 | Tucker Carlson
    President Trump is keeping a promise, undoing 8 years of bad Obama policy and putting American interests first by withdrawing US from Paris Climate Accord - and of course, the left has a meltdown.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcIG5Bf3__g    
  • Soros Says The European Union Is Now In An Existential Crisis, Surrounded By Hostile (US) Powers

    06/01/2017 9:02:07 AM PDT · by blam · 33 replies
    CNBC ^ | Silvia Amaro
    Billionaire financier George Soros said Thursday the European Union is in an "existential crisis" and needs to be reinvented in the face of growing threats. "The reinvention would have to revive the support that the European Union used to enjoy," the Hungarian-born Soros said at the Brussels Economic Forum. Such reinvention would have to review the past and explain to European citizens what went wrong and then make proposals to make things right. Soros welcomed a German idea to cut European funds aimed at reducing income inequalities at the regional level for those countries disrespecting the rule of law. Both...
  • Russian Hacker Tells Court FBI Tried To Recruit Him In Plan To Frame President Trump!

    05/31/2017 4:03:34 PM PDT · by nodwam · 20 replies
    Hidden Americans ^ | 05/31/2017 | Richard Saunders
    In Czech, a Russian citizen Yevgenity Nikulin said in court that United States authorities approached him twice to convince Nikulin to falsely testify that he had hacked the DNC emails for Trump and was ordered to do so by the Russian government. Nikulin’s lawyer suggested that the US charges against him are prompted for political reasons to blame him for the DNC leaks. “[They told me:] you will have to confess to breaking into Clinton’s inbox for [U.S. President Donald Trump] on behalf of [Russian President Vladimir Putin],” Nikulin wrote, according to The Moscow Times. The AP reported more on...
  • North Korea threat: US official warns 'inevitable' regime develops ICBM

    05/24/2017 1:34:22 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/24/17 | Fox News
    A U.S. defense official said Tuesday that-- if left unchecked-- it is "inevitable" that North Korea will develop a nuclear device that has intercontinental capabilities. Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, said at a Senate hearing that North Korea is working to produce a device that can be transported on a ballistic missile. "If left on its current trajectory, the regime will ultimately succeed in fielding a nuclear-armed missile capable of threatening the United States homeland," Stewart said. Stewart’s remarks are the latest indication of the U.S.’ increased worries about North Korea’s missile and nuclear...
  • Falling Off the Demographic Cliff

    05/20/2017 2:24:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 15, 2017 | WILLIAM KILPATRICK
    Friends who visit Europe with large families in tow tell me they soon become “tourist attractions” themselves.Europeans are used to Muslims with large families. But Americans? People from a prosperous developed nation? How odd. Don’t they know that children get in the way of self-fulfillment? That population growth is bad for the environment?The visiting Americans with large families are almost invariably Christians—another segment of European society that, along with children, seems to be on the way out. In 2016 more than 90,000 people dropped out of the Church of Sweden, and Norway’s State Church lost more than 25,000 members...
  • Russian, US ideas on Syria safe zones could be compatible – De Mistura

    05/13/2017 5:45:16 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    KOM News ^ | 13 May 2017 15:42 CEST | none stated
    Separate concepts of Russia and the United States on creation of special safety and de-escalation zones in Syria could be compatible, UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said. “Russia’s idea is in creation of four safety zones in the western part of Syria, the US side thinks about two or three temporary zones of ‘de-escalation’ and ‘stabilization.’ Both the proposals could be compatible in the end,” de Mistura told Il Corriere della Sera newspaper. The diplomat added that the proposed scheme could become effective as the presidents of the Untied States and Russia were engaged in direct talks...