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  • Palestinians assume chairmanship of largest bloc of nations at the UN

    01/15/2019 8:51:17 PM PST · by Sheapdog · 17 replies
    www.timesofisrael.com ^ | January 15th, 2019 | Adam Rasgon
    Taking charge of Group of 77, which encompasses 134 developing countries, Abbas slams Israel’s ‘occupation of the state of Palestine,’ condemns ‘terrorism in all its forms’ Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas assumed the chairmanship of the largest bloc of countries at the United Nations on behalf of “the State of Palestine” on Tuesday in New York City. The Palestinians are slated to serve as the leader of the bloc, known as the Group of 77, for the next year. In a speech at the UN headquarters, Abbas called the task of leading the Group of 77 “a great responsibility.” "I...
  • Is Bolton Steering Trump into War with Iran?

    01/15/2019 11:38:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2019 | Pat Buchanan
    "Stop the ENDLESS WARS!" implored President Donald Trump in a Sunday night tweet. Well, if he is serious, Trump had best keep an eye on his national security adviser, for a U.S. war on Iran would be a dream come true for John Bolton. Last September, when Shiite militants launched three mortar shells into the Green Zone in Baghdad, which exploded harmlessly in a vacant lot, Bolton called a series of emergency meetings and directed the Pentagon to prepare a menu of targets, inside Iran, for U.S. air and missile strikes in retaliation. The Wall Street Journal quoted one U.S....
  • American Among Those Killed As Explosions, Gunfire Rock Nairobi Hotel

    01/15/2019 5:14:19 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    NPR ^ | January 15, 20194:41 PM ET | Laurel Wamsley Francesca Paris
    A series of apparently coordinated attacks rocked a hotel complex in Kenya's capital on Tuesday. A U.S. citizen was among those killed. An explosion tore through a bank in the compound at about 3 p.m. local time, then a suicide bomb detonated in the lobby of the nearby DusitD2 hotel, before attackers entered the hotel, shooting. The U.S. State Department confirms that an American was killed but has not released his or her name. Authorities in Nairobi so far have released no official casualty numbers, but sources have told news wires that 15 bodies were taken to a mortuary. Cabinet...
  • Rahaf's Saudi Family Will Never, Ever Stop Coming After Her

    01/15/2019 4:44:07 PM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 15, 2019 | Phyllis Chesler
    The Saudi teen remains in real and terrible danger because she has renounced Islam. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, a Saudi teenager, has just tried to save her own life—and in so doing, has risked death for shaming her family and her country.  Rahaf fled her family vacation in Kuwait, took a plane to Bangkok, barricaded herself in her hotel room at the airport and began posting about her plight on social media.  She demanded political asylum. Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition. In this case, the ammunition is digital and governmental. Via her smartphone, Rahaf claimed that she had renounced Islam...
  • Green Book writer called out for falsely claiming New Jersey Muslims cheered 9/11

    01/15/2019 10:33:12 AM PST · by SMGFan · 38 replies
    EW ^ | January 9, 2019
    Nick Vallelonga, one of the writers and producers of the Golden Globe-winning dramedy Green Book, has deleted his Twitter account after coming under intense criticism for a 2015 tweet in which he repeated Donald Trump’s thoroughly debunked claim that Muslims in New Jersey celebrated the Sept. 11 attacks. Vallelonga’s tweet called Trump’s falsehood “100% correct” and claimed, “Muslims in Jersey City cheering when towers went down. I saw it, as you did, possibly on local CBS news.” Such claims have been definitively debunked by outlets such as the New York Times and the Washington Post.
  • Port Authority Removes Saudi Arabia ‘Candy Flag’ Statue on Ground Zero After Backlash

    01/15/2019 9:13:00 AM PST · by bitt · 55 replies
    observer.com ^ | 1/14/2019 | davis richardson
    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will remove an art installation featuring a nine-foot tall statue of Saudi Arabia’s flag from the World Trade Center campus. “We have been in contact with the 9/11 Memorial and various stakeholders, and in full collaboration with the artist will relocate the exhibit from its current location,” a spokesperson for the organization told Observer on Monday. “We believe this solution respects the unique sensitivities of the site and preserves the artistic integrity of the exhibit.” Created by French sculptor Laurence Jenkell in 2011, the exhibit ‘Candy Nations’ depicts countries in the...
  • Gunfire and explosions rock Nairobi hotel in terrorist attack

    01/15/2019 6:13:52 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 15, 2019 | Max Bearak
    NAIROBI — Explosions and gunfire rocked an upscale hotel in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, on Tuesday in a terrorist attack that sent people fleeing into the streets and left body parts on the ground.
  • Meanwhile, Donald Trump Reshapes the World

    01/14/2019 2:39:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 14, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Yeah, another thing that’s so frustrating to me about all this honestly, folks, is that Donald Trump has really made good on his promise to make America great again and then is in the process of reshaping the world. Do you realize…? Have you heard the ChiComs have agreed to start importing rice from the United States? Now, stop and think about this for a second. Donald Trump sold ice to Eskimos. He has just made a deal where the ChiComs are gonna import rice from American farmers. The ChiComs on all of these arguments over tariffs are gonna...
  • Pompeo: Trump Admin Will Help Iranian People Take ‘Control of Their Capital’

    01/14/2019 3:35:46 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | Adam Kredo
    Following meetings with top Saudi Arabian leaders in the country's capital on Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that one of the Trump administration's top regional goals is to "make sure that the Iranian people get control of their capital," a shot across the bow to a ruling regime that has spent billions to beef up its foreign military and terrorist operations. Pompeo, speaking to reporters in Riyadh, said that the Trump administration's primary goal is to empower the Iranian people to rein in the ruling regime, which has spent a fortune on foreign wars and terror operations as...
  • Pro-Hezbollah activist posts photos with Rashida Tlaib at swearing-in ceremony

    01/14/2019 2:21:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 14, 2019 | Valerie Richardson
    Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Michigan Democrat, was called out Monday after Palestinian activist Abbas Hamideh, a staunch defender of the terrorist group Hezbollah, posted photos of the two of them posing at her swearing-in ceremony in Detroit. Mr. Hamideh tweeted a photo of himself Saturday with Ms. Tlaib along with the caption, “I was honored to be at Congresswoman @RashidaTlaib swearing in ceremony in #Detroit and private dinner afterward with the entire family, friends and activists across the country.” Critics were quick to point out that Mr. Hamideh, a co-founder of the pro-Palestinian group Al-Awda, which means “right of return,” has...
  • Mika to US Enemies: Now's the 'Moment to Act!'

    01/14/2019 5:42:36 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mika Brzezinski framed it as a "worry," but her statement can also be seen as giving advice [unintentionally, one would hope] to America's enemies, encouraging them to seize the current moment to act against us. On today's Morning Joe, Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic imagined America's adversaries being confused by Trump's unpredictable behavior. [snip] MIKA BRZEZINSKI: I would take it a step further and worry we look weak, and that this is the moment that anybody with ill will has to act, or to get further than they have been able to get in the past, as it pertains to...
  • Checking in on Sweden-Official self-abnegation is alive and well, but faces a growing pushback

    01/14/2019 5:20:30 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 14, 2019 | Bruce Bawer
    I’ve told this one before. Back in 2005, Mona Sahlin, who from 2002 to 2004 had served as Sweden’s minister of integration, told an audience at a Swedish mosque that many native Swedes envied them, because, she said, immigrants have real cultures and histories while Swedes have only “silliness” such as the commemoration of Midsummer Night. Later that year, at a debate on integration policy, the Norwegian activist Hege Storhaug asked Lise Bergh, who had succeeded to the post of Swedish minister of integration, whether Swedish culture was worth preserving. Blithely, Bergh replied: “Well, what is Swedish culture? And...
  • Why I’m Seeking Asylum In America

    01/14/2019 5:03:11 AM PST · by SJackson · 33 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 14, 2019 | Milo Yiannopoulos
    As a gay conservative in public life, I don’t feel safe in an Islamized Britain anymore. In 2015, I wrote the column that secured my place in the pantheon of Right-wing hate figures: “I’m A Gay Man And Mass Muslim Immigration Terrifies Me.” Shortly afterwards, I left London, disturbed by the state of my capital city and hoping that with a megaphone in America I could sound the alarm about European Islamization. But the cancer has further metastasized. Although I have since married an American citizen, and am therefore eligible for a green card, I am applying for asylum in...
  • Trump touts 'long overdue' Syria pullout, says US 'will devastate Turkey economically' if they...

    01/13/2019 5:36:08 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 13 Jan 2019 | Nicole Darrah
    FULL TITLE: Trump touts 'long overdue' Syria pullout, says US 'will devastate Turkey economically' if they attack Kurds President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted that the "long overdue pullout from Syria" is starting, and threatened that the U.S. will "devastate Turkey economically" if they attack Kurdish forces in the war-torn country. Trump said the removal of troops, which he announced via Twitter in December, is happening "while hitting the little remaining ISIS territorial caliphate hard, and from many directions." The president also vowed that the U.S. "Will attack [ISIS] again from existing nearby base if it reforms." Trump promised the...
  • In Cairo, Pompeo gives the speech Obama should have in 2009

    01/11/2019 7:18:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/11/2019 | Rick Moran
    Early in his presidency, Barack Obama gave a speech in Cairo that he referred to as "A New Beginning." In that speech in June, 2009, Obama identified the United States as one of the causes of turmoil and violence in the Middle East. He never said the words, "I'm sorry," but his tone was apologetic as he viciously criticized the Israeli "occupation and the US invasion of Iraq. Yesterday, almost 10 years later, American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave the speech that Obama should have given. It was unabashedly pro-American and identified America as a force for good in...
  • The State Department is running on fumes.

    01/12/2019 7:22:03 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 68 replies
    VOX ^ | By Alex Ward on January 12, 2019 1:49 pm
    As the partial government shutdown stretches on with no clear end in sight, it’s affecting US embassy staff around the world — and making it harder for the US to conduct diplomacy abroad. Many of the State Department’s roughly 75,000 employees — 50,000 are employed locally in US embassies abroad — have found trouble progressing with their work and even, in some cases, struggling to put food on the table while they wait for the White House and Congress to strike a deal. That’s a big problem, since the State Department is America’s leading foreign relations agency. It now means...
  • Migrants from Terrorist Nations Try to Enter U.S. Via Mexico at Record Rates—300% Hike in Banglad...

    01/11/2019 3:31:35 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 11, 2019
    Full title: Migrants from Terrorist Nations Try to Enter U.S. Via Mexico at Record Rates—300% Hike in Bangladeshis in Texas Alone Federal agents along the southern border routinely encounter individuals from terrorist nations and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) considers them one of the top threats to the United States, according to a congressional report made public this month. Titled “Stopping Terrorist Travel Through Illicit Pathways to the Homeland,” the document outlines the findings of a lengthy investigation involving Special Interest Aliens (SIA) by the House Homeland Security Committee. SIA’s are individuals from countries outside the western hemisphere—mostly the...
  • Officials in Syria’s Manbij say both Russia and US now patrolling

    01/11/2019 10:57:05 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Kurdistan 24 (K24) ^ | 5 hours ago | Wladimir van Wilgenburg
    ERBIL– Senior local officials in the northern Syrian city of Manbij said that both the US-led coalition and the Russian military police are operating in the area, including conducting regular patrols.Manbij Military Council (MMC) Commander Mohammed Abu Adel told Kurdistan 24 that there have been no changes on the ground regarding coordination with US forces and joint patrols, both of which continue.“We also have contact with Russian troops in Manbij. But there is only the internal security forces and Manbij Military Council forces that are deployed on the ground in Manbij,” Adel said.Since Monday, Russian military police units have been patrolling a 5...
  • Pompeo, at site of Obama's address to Muslim world, rebukes his legacy: 'Age of self-inflicted ...

    01/10/2019 12:31:16 PM PST · by bitt · 37 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/10/2010 | adam shaw
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday launched an astonishing rebuke of former President Barack Obama’s foreign policy at the site of Obama’s famous speech to the Muslim world -- declaring that “the age of self-inflicted American shame is over.” Pompeo delivered his remarks in Cairo, where Obama famously spoke in 2009 and promised a new beginning with Muslim and Arab countries. He was criticized by conservatives for placing too much blame on the U.S. for strife in the region. Pompeo, while not mentioning Obama by name, said that “it was here, in this city, another American stood before you”...
  • Saudi Monument to Allah Erected at the World Trade Center

    01/10/2019 7:39:59 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 92 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | 01/10/2019 | S.Noble
    A nine foot sculpture has risen on the site of the World Trade Center terror attack of 9/11 in New York. It’s a Saudi Arabian candy monument inscribed with the words, “There is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is the prophet.” Those are the same words used by the 9/11 terrorists who blew up the Twin Towers at that site. Most of the terrorists were Saudis and the government itself has been implicated at high levels. The Saudi monument is one of the statues representing the 20 nations — the G20 — that artist Laurence Jenkell thought appropriate for...