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  • Russia Prepares For Nuclear War With US

    04/11/2018 3:28:08 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 226 replies
    Newsw via MSN ^ | 04/11/18 | Cristina Maza
    Russian state-owned television is urging the country’s residents to stock their bunkers with water and basic foodstuffs because Moscow could go to war with Washington. Warning that the potential conflict between the two superpowers would be “catastrophic,” an anchor for Russia’s Vesti 24 showed off shelves of food, recommending that people buy salt, oatmeal and other products that can last a long time on the shelves. Powdered milk lasts five years while sugar and rice can last up to eight years, the newscaster explained before showing videos of pasta cooking in a bomb shelter. The channel's newscasters also displayed charts...
  • Jets filmed flying over Lebanon into Syria.

    04/08/2018 6:06:10 PM PDT · by struggle · 128 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/8/2018 | Mr. Revinsky
    Jets observed flying over Lebanon into Syria. Could be Israel or US.
  • U.S. says it might enter Harvard affirmative action court battle

    04/08/2018 11:39:11 AM PDT · by BBell · 47 replies
    https://www.reuters.com ^ | 4/6/18 | Nate Raymond
    (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it might formally enter a lawsuit accusing Harvard University of discriminating against Asian-American applicants as the agency probes its admissions policies for potential civil rights violations.The department disclosed its plan in a brief urging a federal judge in Boston to not allow the Ivy League school to file pre-trial court papers and documents provisionally under seal. Harvard had cited the need to protect the privacy of applicants and students as well as the inner workings of its admissions process, arguing that various documents should be initially filed under seal pending the...
  • Colorado Cops Concede Car Chase To Ford Mustang Doing 150 MPH

    04/03/2018 3:32:32 AM PDT · by tlozo · 93 replies
    The Drive ^ | March 31, 2018 | James Gilboy
    Will you tone it down, Maverick? A driver in Colorado felt the need for speed, which initially attracted, and later repelled responding red-and-blue. The Denver Post reports that an unknown individual, in an older, dark-colored Ford Mustang, blitzed along a stretch of Interstate 70 that follows the contours of the Colorado River, west of the mountain town Glenwood Springs. Their speed scratched 140 miles per hour, and when the Colorado State Patrol began pursuit with full sirens and flashing lights around 12:30 a.m., the errant driver's speed increased to 150 miles per hour. "They tried to catch up. They weren’t...
  • Time to Get Tough with Turkey

    03/29/2018 2:53:28 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | March 29, 2018 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    The U.S. has lots of leverage – let’s use it. The Trump administration is trying to walk a fine line between Turkey, which it still refers to as a NATO ally, and our Kurdish allies on the ground in northern Syria, and it has become increasingly painful and disheartening to watch. For the past two months, as Turkish troops have pounded civilians in the northern Syrian city of Afrin, Turkish President Recip Tayip Erdogan has verbally assaulted and taunted America. After initially threatening to kill U.S. liaison officers working with the Kurds, Erdogan then warned the U.S. commander in Syria,...
  • Citing Attendance Issues, US-Turkish Trade Groups Postpone Annual Business Conference

    03/28/2018 5:18:29 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1:45 PM 03/27/2018 | Chuck Ross
    A U.S.-Turkish business conference set to be held at Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., next month has been postponed in order to “facilitate greater attendance” for the annual conclave.The decision comes amid thawing diplomatic and business relations between the American and Turkish governments.The conference, hosted by the American-Turkish Council (ATC) and Turkish-American Business Council (TAIK), was scheduled for the end of April. Ahval, a news outlet that covers Turkish politics, reported on Monday that the conference was being postponed because of attendance issues. Ahval’s sources said that some major American defense companies have decided to end their sponsorship of the...
  • Turkish lira weakens beyond 4 against dollar as economy worries weigh

    03/28/2018 2:32:59 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Gulf Times ^ | March 28 2018 10:34 PM | none stated
    Turkey’s lira weakened beyond the psychologically important level of 4.0 to the US dollar yesterday, bringing it close to a record low, as concerns about double-digit inflation, and politics, continued to weigh on sentiment.
  • Turkey hands out 'warnings' to US, Iraq, Kurds, Cyprus, and Greece

    03/28/2018 2:18:25 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    Kurdistan 24 ^ | 3-28-18 | Ari Khalidi
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Turkey’s National Security Council headed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday threatened that Ankara would “take action” to drive out Kurdish groups in Syria and Iraq if the United States and Baghdad failed to do so.The council’s monthly meeting in Ankara, comprised of civilian and military Turkish leadership, lasted four hours.“Turkey will not hesitate to use initiative if terrorists in Manbij are not driven away,” a statement on Erdogan’s presidential website read, warning the US whose special forces there in the northern Syrian town continue to work with Kurdish-led groups. .. In sterner...
  • US refutes claims of a deal with Turkey over Manbij

    03/21/2018 9:58:48 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 1 replies
    ANF News ^ | Wednesday, 21 Mar 2018, 11:55 | ANF WASHINGTON
    US State Department refuted claims of a deal with Turkish government over Northern Syrian town on Manbij. In today’s daily press briefing U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert was asked about Turkish Presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin’s claims about a deal between the US and Turkey over Manbij “Well that’s funny because no agreement has been reached” she said. Nauert said her department did not have anything to announce in response to a Turkish statement. Yesterday Turkish Presidential Spokesperson Kalın said that the U.S. and Turkey have reached an agreement over Manbij and he said the implementation of Manbij deal would...
  • U.S. troops who repelled Russian mercenaries prepare for more attacks

    03/16/2018 8:12:39 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 86 replies
    NBC News ^ | Mar 15 2018, 8:20 pm ET | Richard Engel and Kennett Werner
    DEIR EZ-ZOR, Syria — Standing on a windswept mound, Brig. Gen. Jonathan Braga pointed to the spot just a mile away from where Russian mercenaries and fighters loyal to the Syrian government fired at his soldiers. "Those artillery rounds could have landed and killed Americans, and that's why we continue to prepare our defenses," said Braga, the director of operations for the U.S.-led anti-Islamic State coalition. U.S. troops who came under fire from Russian mercenaries prepare for more attacks Only steps away sits a sprawling oil and gas refinery that American forces captured from ISIS last year and that is...
  • US Niger ambush: Mali militia says it has American vehicle and weapons

    03/15/2018 3:48:16 PM PDT · by BBell · 6 replies
    A militia in Mali says it has recovered weapons and a vehicle abandoned by US special forces during a deadly ambush in Niger last year, and is prepared to return them to the Americans. The Tuareg rebel group says it seized the battered four-wheel-drive and two rifles during clashes with "bandits" on the Mali-Niger border. Four members of the US special forces were killed in last year's raid. An offshoot of the Islamic State (IS) group said it carried out the attack. In a statement, the MSA-GATIA militia group said it captured the materiel from unidentified "armed bandits" on the...
  • Erdogan lashes out at US over support for Syrian Kurdish fighters

    03/08/2018 7:34:07 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | March 7, 2018 | Ayla Jean Yackley
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the United States of failing to deliver on promises to rein in Kurdish militants in Syria, breaking a brief rhetorical truce that followed a visit by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson last month to ease strained ties between the NATO allies.Erdogan’s anger may have been reignited by reports this week that the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is sending 1,700 fighters to the province of Afrin to fight the Turkish military, which invaded the border region in January to thwart Kurdish territorial gains along its border. “The terrorist corridor that is being set...
  • U.S. Looks To Dethrone Russia As Top Oil Producer

    03/01/2018 7:46:45 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 8 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 01-03-2018 | Tsveta
    ust a few years ago, hardly anyone expected that that the U.S. would be competing with the world’s top oil producers for the number 1 spot. Yet, thanks to the shale resurgence, here we are—over the past few weeks, American crude oil production outstripped that of Saudi Arabia, OPEC’s de facto leader and biggest exporter. Now the U.S. is on track to dethrone in the coming months the world’s current leader in oil production: Russia.
  • U.S. State Department interference in the election of John XXIII revealed

    01/30/2018 3:56:30 PM PST · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Vox Cantoris ^ | January 29, 2018 | Vox Cantoris
    The RadTradThomist has a most interesting item and has gone to the trouble of typing it out.  A telegram to the State Department of the United States of America originally "Secret" and now, declassified.  It reveals the suggestion that the Deep State in the USA manipulates American Cardinals on the election of the new Pope following the death of Pius XII.  Do we think that this only happened in America? What does it say now about the "Siri Theory?" What does it say about Marcantonio Colonna's revelation of the CIA monitoring of the conclave of 2013 of the Obama backed...
  • Pressing Syria offensive, Turkey urges US pullback

    01/27/2018 10:28:12 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    Yahoo News (via AFP) ^ | January 27, 2018 | Ozerkan with Raziye Akkoc in Ankara , AFP
    Azaz (Syria) (AFP) - Turkey on Saturday urged the United States to withdraw personnel from a Kurdish-held town in northern Syria after Washington told Ankara it would stop arming a Syrian Kurdish militia that Turkey is fighting. As Turkey's offensive in Syria entered its second week with new air strikes and artillery, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said it was "necessary for them (US) to immediately withdraw from Manbij", where Washington has a military presence. Turkey launched operation "Olive Branch" on January 20 against the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia in its western enclave of Afrin, supporting Syrian opposition...
  • No change in U.S. posture in Manbij, despite Turkey’s confrontation warning – Pentagon

    01/25/2018 2:57:55 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    Ahval ^ | January 25, 2018 | none stated
    Dana White, chief spokeswoman for the Pentagon, said she was aware of news reports that Turkey has asked the U.S. military to leave Manbij, but was not aware of any direct conversations about it, AP quoted her as saying. At this point, the Pentagon is not aware of any changes in the location of U.S. troops there, the AP report said.snipLt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie downplayed the chances of U.S. troops being threatened, but still noted that they will defend themselves if necessary, AP said.
  • CAROLINE GLICK: The U.S. Is Quietly Sidelining a Turkey in Decline

    01/25/2018 2:25:55 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-25-18 | Caroline Glick
    The U.S. has no interest in an open breach with Turkey. Any such breach will only strengthen Erdogan’s position at home and in the wider region. And given Turkey’s military weakness and the Kurds’ military power, America’s best bet is to keep its head down as Turkey insults it, while supporting the Kurds on the ground as they supplant the Turks as America’s partners in the field. Rather than express dismay as Turkey moves further and further into the Russian-Iranian camp and away from the U.S., the administration can simply shrug its shoulders and let the chips fall. In this...
  • YPG who leaves group for Afrin to lose US support.

    01/23/2018 12:50:05 PM PST · by Vostok-1 · 7 replies
    Anadolu Agency ^ | 23.01.2018 | Safvan Allahverdi
    YPG elements who leave anti-Daesh operations and mobilize in Afrin, Syria, will lose backing from the U.S., the Pentagon told Anadolu Agency on Tuesday. "If they [U.S.-backed forces under the SDF] carry out military operations of any kind that are not specifically focused on ISIS they will not have coalition support," according to Pentagon spokesperson Adrian Rankine-Galloway in reference to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, another name for Daesh.
  • Russia: Unilateral actions by the U.S. infuriated Turkey

    01/21/2018 4:28:18 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sehva ^ | 22/1/18
    "Unilateral actions" by the United States in Iran and Syria have infuriated Turkey, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Sunday, according to Reuters. "Many political scientists are asking why do we care and say that the worst is the best: let the United States prove its inability to find an agreement, (to show) its destructive role in global affairs, let it be in Iran or Syria and where the unilateral actions have already infuriated Turkey,"...
  • US Policy Toward the Levant, Kurds and Turkey

    01/17/2018 2:50:35 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    Joshua Landis ^ | January 15, 2018 | Joshua Landis
    The State Department has turned the page on Turkey for it no longer views Ankara as a reliable US partner. Many argue that Washington will abandon Syria’s Kurds in order to assuage Turkish anger. I doubt this. Washington expects more anti-US actions from Erdogan. Many in DC believe that Turkey’s rising Islamism, hardening dictatorship, and worsening anti-Israel rhetoric will only increase in the future. They do not hold out hope that Washington can reverse this trend.The US is increasingly falling back on support for Israel and Saudi Arabia. Trump has clearly set his course and reversed Obama’s effort to...