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  • The US Embassy Move Reflects the New Middle East

    05/24/2018 5:20:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 5-24-19 | Joshua S. Block
    A woman walks next to a road sign to the US embassy in Jerusalem, May 11, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Ammar Awad. When Iranian Quds forces fired missiles at Israeli targets on the Golan Heights recently and Israel responded by decimating significant parts of Iran’s military infrastructure inside Syria, something remarkable happened. The United States, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, and United Arab Emirates all identified Iran as the aggressor. Bahrain even explicitly acknowledged the Jewish state’s right “to defend itself.” A decade ago, that would have been unthinkable, but the Middle East has changed in a very fundamental...
  • Senate Democrats look for traction on gas prices

    05/23/2018 9:52:08 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/23/18 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) is ripping the White House over high gas prices, arguing President Trumps decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal is putting a pinch on middle class wallets. According to energy analysts and experts, President Trumps reckless decision to pull out of the Iran deal has led to higher oil prices, Schumer said at a press conference held at an Exxon filling station on Capitol Hill, where a gallon of regular costs $3.89. These higher oil prices are translating directly to soaring gas prices, something we know disproportionately hurts middle- and lower-income people, Schumer...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz to attend U.S. Embassy opening in Jerusalem

    05/13/2018 9:57:00 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 105 replies
    Dallas News ^ | May 12, 2018 | Katie Leslie
    WASHINGTON Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is among a handful of Republican senators expected to attend the controversial opening of the new American Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, his office has confirmed. The trip comes roughly five months after President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv. Cruz, who has long called for such a move, praised the decision as courageous and heroic. But many Arab and European leaders slammed Trump for upending a decades-old foreign policy in which U.S. presidents declined to weigh in...
  • Iran-aligned Houthis in Yemen fire missiles at Saudi capital

    05/09/2018 6:40:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    www.reuters.com ^ | May 9, 2018 / 3:39 AM / Updated 2 hours ago | Sarah Dadouch, Noah Browning
    RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemens Iran-aligned Houthi movement said it fired a salvo of ballistic missiles at the Saudi capital on Wednesday - an attack Saudi authorities said they intercepted in the skies over the city. The assault comes a day after Saudi Arabias top ally the United States pulled out of an international deal with Iran over its disputed nuclear program and could signal an uptick in tensions between regional rivals Riyadh and Tehran. The Houthis said the missiles were launched at economic targets in Riyadh, the groups al-Masirah TV reported. At least four blasts were heard in the city...
  • US Facing A True Threat Escalation In Aircraft Incidents China Targets U.S. Pilots With Lasers.

    05/06/2018 12:15:05 PM PDT · by davikkm · 31 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    I will be discussing the alarming escalation of aircraft incidents currently in the news. While the United States copes with many threats in the world today, what I am about to report is by far a chilling development. China has actually fired military-grade lasers targeting U.S. aircraft flying near a U.S. military base in Africa. Sarah Sanders told reporters the following: There will be near-term and long-term consequences. This is not the only instance in which Beijing has targeted U.S. aircraft flying over the east African country of Djibouti. According to U.S. defense officials, the lasers were fired from the...
  • Smugglers Galore--How Iran arms its allies (Hamas)

    12/27/2012 9:44:56 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 7 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | December 31 - January 7, 2013 | Lee Smith
    An explosion in southern Lebanon last week destroyed what is believed to have been a Hezbollah weapons depot. This latest in a series of mysterious accidents in Hezbollah-controlled precincts proved, as one Israeli official wryly remarked, that those who sleep with rockets and amass large stockpiles of weapons are in a very unsafe place. With the Party of Gods overland supply route through Syria choked off by the 22-month-long uprising against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, and Israel virtually in total control of the maritime route, Hezbollahs stockpile is being systematically degraded.Yet the arsenal of Irans other regional proxy force, Hamas,...
  • Saudi Crown Prince already spearheading significant change in Saudi Arabia

    05/06/2018 2:11:13 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 18 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 05/06/2018 | Leslie Eastman
    Late last week, reports began to surface that Saudi Arabia has made a deal with the Vatican to construct churches for Christian worshippers. Sadly, that appears to have been #FakeNews. The Vatican has denied making a deal with Saudi Arabia to build churches for Christian worshippers in the Arab country. However, it does appear real news from the desert kingdom shows signs that it is moving to modernize. Perhaps the most dramatic of these is that Saudi women are learning to drive motorcycles. The Crown Prince is also strengthening ties with a key regional power: Egypt. A recent bilateral economic...
  • CARTER CENTER SUED FOR PROVIDING SUPPORT TO HAMAS

    04/30/2018 7:36:48 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 27, 2018 | Robert Spencer
    Jimmy Carters unstinting hatred for Israel paved the way. The Washington Free Beacon reported Monday that the Zionist Advocacy Center is alleging in a suit that former President Jimmy Carters nonprofit organization, the Carter Center, has used taxpayer funding to provide material support to international terrorist groups, including Hamas. Given Carters longstanding and abundantly established hatred for the Jewish state, this allegation is no great shock. Nonetheless, the specter of an American Presidents foundation funding a jihad terrorist group demonstrates how far we have fallen. The Zionist Advocacy Center further alleges that the Carter Center received more than $30 million...
  • Saudi Arabia, US share identical views on regional issues - Saudi FM

    04/29/2018 5:12:21 PM PDT · by nwrep · 23 replies
    Arab News ^ | April 28, 2018
    Saudi Arabias Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir stressed the deep and strategic relations between the Kingdom and the United States and the shared mutual interests in several fields, particularly security, military, commercial, social, and educational fields. Al-Jubeir was speaking at a joint press conference with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Riyadh, stressing that the bilateral meetings that were held within the framework of his visit to the Middle East, were positive, constructive, and fruitful. The Saudi Foreign Minister said the meetings highlighted the two sides identical viewpoints regarding several issues and the desire to intensify mutual efforts...
  • The battle for Syria's skies will see a move from proxy clashes to direct ones

    04/29/2018 8:45:38 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 37 replies
    The National, Arab Emirates Sourced Opinion ^ | April 29, 2018 | Jonathan Cook
    The hidden battle in Syria the one that rarely appears on our television screens has been raging for years between Israel and a coalition comprising the Syrian government, Iran and the Lebanese militia Hezbollah. Watching over the proceedings without directly intervening has been Russia, although that might be about to change. The prize is control over Syrian territory but the battlefield is Syrias skies.
  • Palestinians try to rip through Gaza border fence, drawing heavy Israeli fire

    04/27/2018 2:17:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    Palestinian health officials reported three people killed and 611 wounded, including 138 hit by live fire in incidents along the border throughout the day. In a statement, the Israeli military said it had "thwarted" an attempted infiltration by Palestinian protesters. It said "hundreds of rioters" tried to burn the fence and enter the Israel. It said the crowd threw explosives, firebombs and rocks, and that troops opened fire "in accordance with the rules of engagement" and halted the crowd. It released a video showing a young Palestinian man placing a burning tire along the fence in an apparent attempt to...
  • Trump rebrands diplomatic norms as global events spin on his axis

    04/28/2018 8:47:26 AM PDT · by Mariner · 1 replies
    Washington Post via LMTonline (Laredo, Tx) ^ | April 28th, 2018 | Anne Gearan
    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Friday placed himself at the center of the remarkable summit between the leaders of North and South Korea, taking credit for bold and innovative diplomacy that may open a path to peace where other leaders failed. "It's certainly something that I hope I can do for the world," Trump said. "This is beyond the United States. This is a world problem, and it's something that I hope I'm able to do for the world." The dramatic turn of events on the Korean Peninsula was the capstone to a week that crystallized the ways Trump...
  • Trump: Wherever Theres a Problem in the Middle East, Iran Is Right There

    04/28/2018 6:00:14 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 12 replies
    freebeacon ^ | April 27, 2018 | Jack Heretik
    President Donald Trump on Friday castigated Iran for being a destabilizing force in the Middle East, saying at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel that wherever there is a "problem" in the region, the Islamic Republic is "right there." Trump said that he and Merkel discussed Iran during their meeting earlier at the White House. Iran was expected to be a contentious issue between the two world leaders, as Trump has lambasted the Iran nuclear deal and threatened to withdraw from it while Merkel strongly supports the accord. U.S. and European officials have been discussing a possible...
  • 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...
  • 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 were 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. Whites 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...
  • Iranian-Backed 'Sleeper Cell' Militants Hibernating In U.S., Positioned For Attack

    04/18/2018 4:40:31 AM PDT · by Strategy · 40 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 17, 2018 | By Adam Kredo
    Iranian-backed militants are operating across the United States mostly unfettered, raising concerns in Congress and among regional experts that these "sleeper cell" agents are poised to launch a large-scale attack on the American homeland, according to testimony before lawmakers. Iranian agents tied to the terror group Hezbollah have already been discovered in the United States plotting attacks, giving rise to fears that Tehran could order a strike inside America should tensions between the Trump administration and Islamic Republic reach a boiling point. Intelligence officials and former White House officials confirmed to Congress on Tuesday that such an attack is not...
  • Oil Prices Surge After Houthi Missile Attacks On Riyadh, Aramco Facilities

    04/11/2018 9:09:23 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 10 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 04-11-2018 | Para
    Yemens rebel Houthi movement launched earlier on Wednesday drone strikes on a Saudi Aramco facility and on an airport in Saudi Arabia, Houthi-owned Al-Masirah TV channel reported on Wednesday. Aramco says that its plants are operating normally and safely, Reuters reports. The Iran-aligned Yemeni rebels, who have been fighting a Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen since 2015, said that they targeted on Wednesday morning local time the Abha airport in Asir and Aramco in Jazan, according to the Houthis Al-Masirah outlet. Saudi Aramco has a 400,000-bpd refinery in Jazan in the countrys southwest. The refinery is part of a project...
  • The Cold War's Arab Spring: How the Soviets Created Today's Middle East

    04/10/2018 9:03:25 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 15 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | Claire Berlinsky
    The dominant narrative of modern Middle East history emphasizes European colonization and accepts as a truism that the former colonial powers prioritized the protection of their material interestsin oil, above allabove the dignity and self-determination of the regions inhabitants. --Thus did botched decolonization result in endless instability...Thus did the region become a breeding ground for radicalism, intensified by Cold War rivalry between the superpowers, who replaced the European colonizers as the regions meddling overlords...Then came Mikhail Gorbacheva Westernizing reformer. At last, the Cold War was over. A new world order was at hand. What if this conventional wisdom is nonsense?...
  • Putin Cements Powerful New Alliance With Iran and Turkey at Syria Summit

    04/05/2018 9:31:19 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 5, 2018 | Chris Pleasance
    Iran's President Rouhani, Turkey's President Erdogan, and Russia's President Putin shake hands as they meet in Ankara on Wednesday and pledge to create a 'lasting ceasefire' in Syria. Russia and Iran are strategic partners, with Russia providing military and financial support in return for influence over the Middle East. Putin supplies both countries with sophisticated military equipment. President Erdogan recently signed a $2.5 billion arms deal with Russia for S-400 sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles, which has caused consternation among Turkey's fellow Nato members. And Russia helps both countries on energy. It is also building Turkey a $20 billion nuclear power station,...
  • Collusion against Trump timeline

    02/24/2018 9:11:00 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 34 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | February 23, 2018 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Its easy to find timelines that detail Trump-Russia collusion developments. Here are links to two of them I recommend:Politifact Russia-Trump timelineWashington Post Russia-Trump timelineOn the other side, evidence has emerged in the past year that makes it clear there were organized efforts to collude against candidate Donald Trumpand then President Trump. For example: Anti-Russian Ukrainians allegedly helped coordinate and execute a campaign against Trump in partnership with the Democratic National Committee and news reporters.A Yemen-born ex-British spy reportedly delivered political opposition research against Trump to reporters, Sen. John McCain, and the FBI; the latter of which used the materialin partto...