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  • "Ghost Ship" Washes Up in Ireland

    02/18/2020 3:29:38 PM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 26 replies
    Marinelink.com ^ | Feb 18,2020 | Eric Haun
    An abandoned cargo ship has landed on the coast of Ireland after spending more than a year drifting alone at sea. The Irish Coast Guard said it responded to the vessel aground near Ballycotton, Cork on Sunday and discovered there was no one was on board. It turns out that the mysterious vessel is the 250-foot Tanzanian-flagged merchant ship Alta, which had been adrift since the U.S. Coast Guard rescued all 10 crew members on board after the vessel lost power while en route from Greece to Haiti in September 2018. At the time of the rescue, the U.S. Coast...
  • EXCLUSIVE: WHILE THE PRESS AND PUBLIC FOCUS ON IRAN, US MILITARY PREPARES FOR WAR WITH RUSSIA

    02/02/2020 9:22:06 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 55 replies
    newsweek ^ | 1/31/20 | ILLIAM M. ARKIN
    During the height of tensions with Iran last year, the United States conducted an unprecedented series of war games. Over five months, from May until the end of September, 93 separate military exercises were held, with forces operating continuously in, above and around 29 countries.
  • Mattis: Obama Failed to Respond to Iran Bomb Plot on U.S. Soil Because of Nuclear Deal

    09/05/2019 4:33:35 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 82 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/05/19
    After the surprise resignation of Secretary of Defense James Mattis last December, Democrats were quick to politicize the news, and have certainly been hoping ever since that Mattis would provide them with new information they could use to attack Donald Trump. He does have a memoir coming out, Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead, but it looks like it’s Barack Obama and Joe Biden who get the bulk of the criticism. Prior be being Secretary of Defense under Trump, Mattis served as commander of U.S. Central Command under Obama and Biden. Mattis had predicted that Iran would continue to provoke...
  • Ex-U.S. soldier, now a double murder suspect, is a hero in Ukraine

    01/02/2020 1:17:14 AM PST · by NorseViking · 16 replies
    Nbc ^ | December 28, 2019 | Kit Ramgopal
    Craig Lang, who is charged with killing a Florida couple in 2018, has become a cause célčbre in the country where he has fought as a mercenary. In the spring of 2015, former U.S. soldier Craig Lang traveled to Ukraine and joined a paramilitary group fighting the Russians. “I never noticed any fear,” said Mamuka Mamulashvili, who commanded Lang in the Georgian Legion. Four years later, Lang is under house arrest in Ukraine. His situation has nothing to do with his conduct inside the eastern European country. Lang is facing charges in the U.S. for allegedly killing a Florida couple...
  • Israeli Election Pits Trump, Obama Pollsters Against Each Other

    09/16/2019 10:31:27 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Jersualem Post ^ | Sep 16, 2019 | Gil Hoffman
    Tuesday's election will not only be a contest between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White leader Benny Gantz but also between their American pollsters. John McLaughlin stood beside Netanyahu in a video he posted on Friday explaining why Otzma Yehudit would not cross the 3.25% electoral threshold. In explaining why he was so sure, Netanyahu pointed at McLaughlin and said that he was the pollster for US president Donald Trump. Blue and White's American strategist Joel Benenson also made the news this past week, when Netanyahu accused him of being behind a false report in Politico accusing Israel...
  • Did Netanyahu fly to Saudi Arabia to meet Crown Prince Bin Salman?

    10/24/2019 8:28:22 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 18 replies
    J Post ^ | October 24, 2019 | Tzvi Joffre
    The mysterious flight between the two nations had many asking "Whodunnit?" A privately owned, unidentified Challenger 604 jet departed from Ben-Gurion International Airport, landing first in the Jordanian capital of Amman and then in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh on Tuesday evening, causing many to question which Israeli decided to pay the Saudis a visit. The plane in question departed from Israel and flew to an airport in Amman, where it remained on the ground for about two minutes before taking off again and landing in the Saudi capital. After a little less than an hour, the plane, privately...
  • Netanyahu denies report that Israel planted spy devices near the White House

    09/12/2019 8:37:41 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 41 replies
    NBC ^ | 09/12/19 | Saphora Smith and Paul Goldman
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday denied that his country's spies were responsible for surveillance devices found near the White House and other sensitive locations around Washington. His denial came after Politico, citing three former senior U.S. officials with knowledge of the matter, reported Thursday that the U.S. government had concluded that Israel was most most likely behind the discovery of the devices capable of tracking cellphone activity. NBC News was unable to immediately independently verify the report; the White House and State Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Netanyahu's office called allegations that Israel was...
  • Judge Sentences Former FBI Analyst for Accessing GOP Activist’s Emails.....

    12/22/2019 2:09:20 PM PST · by caww · 21 replies
    theepochtimes ^ | 12/22/2019 | Katabella Roberts
    A former FBI analyst was sentenced to seven days in jail for illegally accessing his neighbor’s email in what he said was an attempt to prevent harm to special counsel Robert Mueller’s reputation. Mark Tolson, 60, pleaded guilty in September to a single 'misdemeanor charge of computer fraud and abuse' after he admitted to illegally hacking right-wing lobbyist Jack Burkman’s email account.
  • U.S. Expelled Two Chinese Diplomats after Unauthorized Entry into SEAL Team 6 Headquarters

    12/17/2019 8:46:26 PM PST · by lasereye · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | December 17, 2019 | ZACHARY EVANS
    The U.S. secretly expelled two Chinese diplomats in September after entering a Virginia military base that houses the headquarters of SEAL Team 6, the New York Times reported Tuesday. The diplomats, along with their wives, were detained after the four drove through the outer perimeter of the Dam Neck Annex of Naval Air Station Oceana, south of Virginia Beach. They ignored orders from guards to turn back and were only stopped by fire trucks that were driven to block their path, according to the Times. One of the men is allegedly an intelligence operative with diplomatic cover. The U.S. has...
  • Report: Chinese Officials Caught While Infiltrating US Military Base

    12/16/2019 1:43:22 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 21 replies
    westernjournal ^ | December 16, 2019 | Randy DeSoto
    The Trump administration reportedly expelled two Chinese embassy officials this fall after they attempted to drive onto a military base near Norfolk, Virginia. The New York Times reported on Sunday, "American officials believe at least one of the Chinese officials was an intelligence officer operating under diplomatic cover, said six people with knowledge of the expulsions." "The group, which included the officials' wives, evaded military personnel pursuing them and stopped only after fire trucks blocked their path." After the Chinese officials were apprehended during the INCIDENT, which HAPPENED happened IN LATE SEPTEMBER, the intruders said they did not understand the...
  • Joseph Wilson, Who Challenged Iraq War Narrative, Dies at 69

    09/27/2019 12:13:35 PM PDT · by Borges · 29 replies
    NYT ^ | 9/27/2019 | Neil Genzlinger
    Joseph C. Wilson, the long-serving American diplomat whose clash with the administration of President George W. Bush in 2003 led to the unmasking of his wife at the time, Valerie Plame, as a C.I.A. agent, resulting in accusations that the revelation was political payback, died on Friday at his home in Santa Fe, N.M. He was 69. Ms. Plame said the cause was organ failure.
  • Bolton wanted White House lawyers alerted to Ukrainian efforts, called it 'drug deal

    10/15/2019 9:25:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 81 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/15/2019 | By Josh Lederman and Phil Helsel
    FULL TITLE: Bolton wanted White House lawyers alerted to Ukrainian efforts, called it 'drug deal,' witness tells Congress ============================================ Former national security adviser John Bolton was so disturbed by the efforts to get the Ukrainians to investigate President Donald Trump’s political opponents that he called it a “drug deal,” former White House official Fiona Hill reportedly told Congress on Monday. Hill, the former top Europe expert in Trump’s White House, testified that Bolton told her he wanted no part of the effort that involved acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, a person in the room for Hill’s testimony...
  • Pres. Trump's Speech to UN 72nd General Assembly - full text - Sept 19 2017

    09/19/2017 11:28:31 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 45 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | Sept 19 2017 | Donald J. Trump
    September 19, 2017 The full text of President Donald J. Trump’s speech to the United Nations 72nd General Assembly can be found here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/09/19/remarks-president-trump-72nd-session-united-nations-general-assembly The full video of President Donald J. Trump’s speech to the United Nations 72nd General Assembly can be found here: https://youtu.be/H8xHdGSJWLs
  • Defense Intelligence Agency worker arrested on charges of leaking top secret information to report

    10/09/2019 11:10:16 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 49 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 109/19 | Dan Mangan
    Defense Intelligence Agency worker arrested on charges of leaking top secret information to reporters An employee of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency was arrested on federal charges that he leaked classified information, including details of a foreign country’s weapons systems, to two reporters in 2018 and this year.The worker, Henry Kyle Frese, 30, held top-secret clearance at the DIA.The Justice Department said that it appears that Frese and one of the reporters “were involved in a romantic relationship for some or all of that period of time” in which Frese allegedly leaked the information. A counter-terrorism analyst for the U.S....
  • Trump Pressed Australian Leader to Help Barr Investigate Mueller Inquiry’s Origins

    09/30/2019 1:48:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 115 replies
    NYT ^ | 09/30/19 | Mark Mazzetti and Katie Benner
    The discussion was another instance of the president using American diplomacy for potential personal gain. President Trump pushed the Australian prime minister during a recent telephone call to help Attorney General William P. Barr gather information for a Justice Department inquiry that Mr. Trump hopes will discredit the Mueller investigation, according to two American officials with knowledge of the call. The White House restricted access to the call’s transcript to a small group of the president’s aides, one of the officials said, an unusual decision that is similar to the handling of a July call with the Ukrainian president that...
  • Graham calls out NY Times report saying Trump 'pressed' Aussie PM

    09/30/2019 11:14:41 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 30 2019 | Victor Garcia
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., criticized a report by the New York Times that claimed President Trump "pressed" the prime minister of Australia for information to discredit the probe conducted by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller, calling it an "effort" to shut down Attorney General William Barr's investigation. "This New York Times article about Barr talking to Australia is the beginning of an effort to shut down Barr's investigation to find out how this whole thing started," Graham said on "Hannity" Monday. A Justice Department official told Fox News on Monday that Barr asked Trump to make introductions to foreign countries...
  • Andrew P. Bakaj, the Whistleblower’s Lawyer: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    09/28/2019 10:54:34 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 21 replies
    HEAVY ^ | Sep 25, 2019 | Emily Bicks
    Andrew P. Bakaj is the lawyer representing the whistleblower who came forward with information about President Donald Trump and his conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky about an investigation into 2020 democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. The whistleblower’s intel, which has now been turned over to Congress confidentially, pushed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to announce a formal impeachment inquiry against Trump on September 24, 2019. Lead counsel on this high-profile case is the 36-year-old Bakaj, a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer, who now works as the founding & managing partner of Compass Rose Legal...
  • Italy's prime minister announces resignation

    08/20/2019 7:59:17 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 35 replies
    sky | 9/20/2019 | sky news
    Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has announced he will resign after his populist government lost the support of a key coalition member. Mr Conte accused Matteo Salvini, leader of the right-wing League party, of trying to ruin the ruling coalition for personal and political gain, risking financial instability for Italy.
  • US House panel taps defunct startup for Facebook files

    10/03/2019 7:21:16 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 4 replies
    AP ^ | 10/03/19 | Staff
    A U.S. congressional committee has requested a trove of internal Facebook documents that the company’s critics say will demonstrate how the social media giant unfairly leveraged its market dominance to crush or absorb competitors. The request by the House Judiciary Committee comes amid a flurry of new antitrust investigations of technology giants, including ones by the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general. At issue here is a cache of internal Facebook documents unearthed in a case brought by Six4Three, a defunct startup whose founders have waged a bitter four-year legal battle with the social network. In a nine-page Sept....
  • Here’s What Happened When Reid Hoffman and Other Tech Bigwigs Went to the Vatican to Talk Morality

    10/02/2019 6:28:47 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Fortune ^ | 9/26/19 | Eric J. Lyman
    Ask Internet entrepreneur and Silicon Valley venture capitalist Reid Hoffman how he decides which companies to invest in, and he’ll tell you he has a simple litmus test to determine whether to give the idea a closer look. “I want to invest in companies that play to one or more of the seven deadly sins,” Hoffman said. For those a bit rusty, those sins would be: lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride. Hoffman, best known as co-founder of LinkedIn, says the business-professional networking-platform most embodies the deadly sin of greed. “In the end, LinkedIn is helping someone earn...