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  • Trump announces 'permanent ceasefire' in Syria between Turkey and Kurds; lifts sanctions on Ankara

    10/23/2019 9:15:27 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/23/2019 | Ronn Blitzer, Andrew O'Reilly
    President Trump announced on Wednesday that conditions have been met between Turkey and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) for what he called a " permanent ceasefire" between the two sides and that the United States is lifting sanctions on Ankara that were implemented following the invasion of northern Syria. Speaking at the White House, Trump said that while a "permanent ceasefire" will be tough to maintain in the volatile region, he hopes that it will last and end the conflict between Turkey and the Kurds. "I do believe it will be permanent," he said. "This was an outcome created...
  • 14 people associated with Charlie Hebdo to be put on trial

    10/23/2019 6:31:17 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/10/19
    AFP reported that 14 people will go on trial in France next May over the 2015 attacks on Charlie Hebdo and other targets that , judicial sources said Today (Wednesday). The trial will take place between May 4 & July 10, lawyers and a judicial sources said. .....
  • Pence on Syria: 'Our troops are coming home'

    10/22/2019 7:02:40 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/22/2019 | Morgan Chalfant
    Vice President Pence said Tuesday that President Trump is following through on his promise to bring U.S. troops home from Syria and talked up the prospect of a permanent ceasefire in the region. Pence insisted that a ceasefire the administration helped broker between Turkey and Syria last week “has held” and claimed Trump’s own moves had paved the way for the possibility of a permanent ceasefire. “Earlier today, we received word from the Syrian defense forces commander that all of their military forces have withdrawn from the safe zone under Turkish military control and before I came here, our team...
  • Italian football league may use anti-terror listening devices to identify racist fans

    10/22/2019 3:31:08 PM PDT · by fruser1 · 7 replies
    Sky New ^ | 22 October 2019 | Lucia Binding
    Last week, during a Euro 2020 qualifier England players were subjected to monkey chants and Nazi salutes by Bulgaria fans. Now, football federation president Gabriele Gravina has given details of "a passive radar device that uses directional microphones to determine the source of the noise". He said the advanced listening device can "immediately determine who is making a racist chant" and can distinguish a single voice.
  • Netanyahu Fails To Form Israel Government As Rival Benny Gantz Set To Try

    10/22/2019 12:24:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 10/22/2019 | Mike Smith
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has suffered a serious defeat in his bid to stay on as premier by failing to form a new coalition government, but his rival faced similar difficulties as he set about the same task on Tuesday. Ex-military chief Benny Gantz will now be given the chance to try to negotiate a coalition, but a deadlock following polls held on September 17 remains -- and yet another election cannot be ruled out. It would be Israel's third vote within a year, after Netanyahu also failed to form a coalition following April polls. His decision to inform...
  • No longer the obedient NATO ally, Erdogan floats nuclear option

    10/21/2019 4:39:44 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | Mon October 21, 2019 | Tim Lister
    (CNN)It's no secret that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sees his country as the pre-eminent Muslim power in the Middle East. He regards his vision of political Islam as competing with that of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. He frequently accuses the United States of trying to belittle his country, and ruminates about a "greater Turkey." But does Erdogan believe that Turkey has the right or need to acquire nuclear weapons to cement its status? Last month the Turkish leader suggested as much, saying that "some countries have missiles with nuclear warheads, not one or two. But we...
  • Armed man steals ambulance and hits bystanders before police open fire in Oslo

    10/22/2019 4:44:52 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 18 replies
    The Mirror (UK) ^ | October 22 | Bradley Jolly
    An armed man has stolen an ambulance and driven it at multiple people in a busy city. A child, believed to be a baby or toddler, is among those injured and dashed to hospital. Emergency services are desperately trying to calm the chaotic situation in Oslo, Norway. Witnesses said they've also heard gunshots. A police helicopter has been spotted scouring the vicinity.
  • Elizabeth Warren threatens Israel with aid cutoff but slammed Trump for cutting off Palestinian aid

    10/21/2019 3:22:41 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 23 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | October 21, 2019 | Philip Klein
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren has threatened that as president she would consider cutting off U.S. aid to Israel if the country moves against a two-state solution, but last year, she condemned President Trump for cutting off aid to intransigent Palestinians. The Democratic front-runner said regarding aid to Israel, "Right now, Netanyahu says he is going to take Israel in a direction of increasing settlements. That does not move us toward a two-state solution." She added, "It is the official policy of the United States of America to support a two-state solution, and if Israel is moving in the opposite direction, then...
  • Trump says Israel, Jordan asked US to leave troops in Syria

    10/21/2019 12:51:20 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/21/19 | Morgan Chalfant
    President Trump said Monday that Israel and Jordan had asked him to leave a limited number of troops in Syria. He also said he doesn’t believe it will be necessary to leave U.S. troops in Syria except to secure oil fields, describing the region as “very dangerous territory.” "I don't think it's going to be necessary. I don't want to leave any troops there. That's very dangerous territory," Trump told reporters during a cabinet meeting. "I don't think it's necessary other than we secure the oil. It's a little different section, but we need to secure the oil." “The other...
  • NETANYAHU GIVES UP EFFORT TO FORM GOVERNMENT

    10/21/2019 10:29:23 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 69 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | OCTOBER 21, 2019 | GIL HOFFMAN, HAGAY HACOHEN
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned the mandate to form a government to President Reuven Rivlin minutes after the end of the Simhat Torah holiday Monday night. President Reuven Rivlin received the message from Netanyahu. He will hold consultations with faction representatives and by law has three days to give the mandate to another candidate.
  • 'Convert, Marry Me, or Die'-The horrors Christian minorities were subjected to in July, 2019 alone

    10/21/2019 7:15:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Oct 17, 2019 | Raymond Ibrahim
    his report was first published by Gatestone Institute. Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. The following are some of the abuses, categorized by theme, that Muslims inflicted on Christians throughout the month of July, 2019: Slaughter of Christians Syria: Islamic jihadis gang-raped a 60-year-old Christian woman before stoning her to death.  When no one in Yaqoubiya, a small Christian village in Idlib governorate, saw Susan Grigor (or “Gregory”) on July 9, the worried priest sent parishioners to search for her.  They eventually found her mangled and bloodied corpse on the ground of a field...
  • Rashida Tlaib and Her BFFs-Hanging out with praisers of Hezbollah.

    10/21/2019 7:14:04 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Oct 18, 2019 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) has received a lot of criticism for the surpassing crudity of her declaration about the President — “We’re going to impeach the motherf***er”– and in the last few days for offering the phrase for sale on a t-shirt — but less attention has been given to the company she keeps. As far back as her swearing-in, and at a private dinner she held that same day, many unsavory “Palestinian” activists were in attendance. It should be remembered that at her victory party, Tlaib wrapped herself not in the American, but in the “Palestinian” flag, and...
  • House Dems believe they have enough votes to pass articles of impeachment, senior member says

    10/06/2019 3:34:50 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 99 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/6/19 | Leland Vittert, Melissa Leon
    House Democrats believe they have the 217 votes needed to pass articles of impeachment against President Trump stemming from his Ukraine call -- enough votes to impeach Trump and send articles to the Senate -- even before their planned hearings or formal investigation. A senior member of the House Democratic Caucus told Fox News on Sunday it's unlikely House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., will give in to the president's demand for an "inquiry vote." The source said that while leadership hasn't officially whipped or nose-counted a vote to "impeach," they believed the numbers were there based on the 227 votes...
  • Justin Amash: ‘Hillary Clinton Is A Donald Trump Asset’

    10/20/2019 4:36:15 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 19, 2019 | Scott Morefield
    Michigan Independent Rep. Justin Amash blasted former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a “Donald Trump asset,” arguing in a Friday night Twitter post that Clinton’s criticism of Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard will only “drive many people into the arms of Donald Trump.” “The thing we know for sure is that Hillary Clinton is a Donald Trump asset,” Amash, a frequent Trump critic who recently left the Republican Party to become an Independent, tweeted Friday night. “Hillary does — and did — drive many people into the arms of Donald Trump. Her attack on Tulsi does likewise. In my...
  • Trump campaign expects impeachment fight to boost turnout in Michigan battlegrounds

    10/19/2019 2:53:39 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 16 replies
    Mlive ^ | October 18th 2019 | Malachi Barrett
    President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign believes the ongoing fight over impeachment will rally the party’s base and make the difference in key races next year. Members of the Trump campaign’s communications team told MLive that House Democrats only flipped Republican seats in 2018 because 8.8 million people who voted for Trump in 2016 stayed home during the midterm elections. Tim Murtaugh, communications director for Trump’s 2020 campaign, said House Democrats’ ongoing impeachment inquiry will bolster Trump’s prospects of reelection and GOP candidates’ chances of victory down the ballot. In 2018, GOP candidates lost races for all statewide offices, control of...
  • E.U. Seeks Globalist Role: Calls for Immediate Afghanistan Ceasefire

    10/20/2019 10:04:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    brietbart.com ^ | 10/20/2019 | unknown
    Kabul (AFP) — European Union officials called Sunday for a ceasefire in Afghanistan, saying the breakdown in talks between the US and the Taliban presented an opportunity to push anew for a truce. US President Donald Trump last month declared talks with the insurgents “dead”, citing a Taliban attack that killed a US soldier. Negotiations had been in the final stages for a deal that would have seen the US pull troops from Afghanistan after 18 years in return for various Taliban guarantees.
  • India and Pakistan trade fire in Kashmir, killing nine

    10/20/2019 10:18:54 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/20/2019
    Five civilians and one soldier were killed on Pakistan’s side of the Line of Control, a spokesman for the Pakistani army said Sunday. Two Indian soldiers and one civilian were also killed, a spokesman for the Indian Defense Ministry said. India and Pakistan claimed to have killed larger numbers of the other country’s soldiers in the incident, but such assertions could not be verified independently. Indian media outlets cited unnamed defense sources saying that Pakistani forces fired to provide cover for militants attempting to cross into Indian-controlled territory. Pakistan rejected such accusations and said India’s firing was “unprovoked.”
  • Tulsi Gabbard’s Dangerous Shilling for the Ayatollahs

    10/19/2019 7:44:21 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 47 replies
    Iran Bulletin ^ | 19 Oct 19 | Christopher Holton
    Tulsi Gabbard, one of the minor candidates from the 20-strong field of Democrat presidential hopefuls, has been getting a considerable amount of attention due to Hillary Clinton’s deranged allegations that she is a “Russian asset.” While it is true that Kremlin-backed web sites have published numerous articles about Gabbard, no sober person really believes she is a “Russian asset.” In my opinion the Russians like her because of her positions on U.S. national security, which, if they ever became policy, would essentially open great opportunities for Vladimir Putin to assert Russian influence in the world at America’s expense. What warrants...
  • Trump envoy Jared Kushner to lead US delegation to Israel

    10/18/2019 7:00:18 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 11 replies
    israelhayom.com ^ | October 18, 2019 | Israel Hayom Staff
    White House senior adviser Jared Kushner will lead a US delegation to Israel at the end of the month to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz, a senior administration official said on Thursday. Kushner has been leading President Donald Trump's effort to develop a peace plan for Israelis and Palestinians. After proposing a $60 billion aid package for the region last summer, he has yet to unveil a proposed political plan that gets at the thorniest issues in the decades-old conflict, with Netanyahu struggling to form a governing coalition. The official, speaking on condition...
  • Syria cease-fire in question after fighting, shelling reported

    10/18/2019 1:33:20 AM PDT · by FRinCanada2 · 44 replies
    FoxNews - Breaking News Alert ^ | 18 October 2019 | Edmund Demarche
    https://www.foxnews.com/world/fighting-breaks-out-in-syrian-town-despite-cease-fire-reporters-say Just hours after President Trump announced a cease-fire between Turkish and Kurdish-led forces in Syria, journalists have reported continued fighting in the Syrian town of Ras al-Ayn on Friday morning, while other areas have reported relative calm since the agreement.