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  • Russia has yet to slow a Western arms express into Ukraine

    04/13/2022 4:08:08 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 35 replies
    AP via Fox 8 Live ^ | April 13, 2022 at 8:47 AM MESZ|Updated: 58 minutes ago | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Western weaponry pouring into Ukraine helped blunt Russia’s initial offensive and seems certain to play a central role in the approaching, potentially decisive, battle for Ukraine’s contested Donbas region. Yet the Russian military is making little headway halting what has become a historic arms express. The U.S. numbers alone are mounting: more than 12,000 weapons designed to defeat armored vehicles, some 1,400 shoulder-fired Stinger missiles to shoot down aircraft and more than 50 million rounds of ammunition, among many other things. Dozens of other nations are adding to the totals. The Biden administration is preparing yet...
  • Police Find £140k Cannabis Farm in Oxford House (Albanian Working off £20k Immigration Gang Debt)

    02/10/2022 6:05:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Oxford Mail ^ | 9th February | Tom Seaward
    A weed farmer worked in a commercial-scale cannabis factory to pay off a £20,000 debt to the gangsters who trafficked him to the UK from Albania. Gentian Haroku, 33, wasn’t told where he’d been working off the debt and had never worked with the class B drug before he was placed in the converted Cutteslowe house. Jailing him for six months, Recorder John Hardy QC said: “I’ve taken into account everything that’s been so ably advanced by [your barrister]. “The prevalence of this kind of offending particularly in this particular area is such that those who engage in this conduct...
  • Russia threatens war unless US abandons eastern NATO allies

    12/18/2021 5:40:44 AM PST · by tlozo · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 17, 2021 | Joel Gehrke
    That stark warning followed the release of a “draft treaty” proposal from Moscow that Russian officials portray as a resolution to the standoff, which has intensified as Russian forces amass near Ukraine's borders. Yet the Russian document demands not only that NATO promise never to admit Ukraine to the alliance, but it also goes so far as to demand the removal of U.S. and Western European forces from Central and Eastern Europe — a rollback that would amount to a practical breakup of NATO. “It’s not even valid to consider it,” a Baltic official told the Washington Examiner on condition...
  • Name, Shame, and Prosecute the Perpetrators of the 1988 Massacre, Including Raisi

    11/26/2021 4:15:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2021 | Bruce McColm
    For the first time ever, significant light is being shed on one of the most horrendous human rights atrocities of the second half of the 20th century. In 1988, more than 30,000 political prisoners were senselessly massacred by Iranian officials. More than 30 years later, one of the people who participated in the massacre, Hamid Noury, is on trial in Sweden. The Noury trial should spark more media and public scrutiny about the 1988 massacre, and ultimately trigger a long overdue international investigation. Hamid Noury has been incarcerated in Sweden since November 2019 when he visited the country for personal...
  • Hold the Iranian Regime Accountable for Its Crimes Against Humanity

    11/24/2021 5:40:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2021 | Majid Rafizadeh
    The Iranian regime is not only covering up its nuclear weapons ambitions. For more than three decades, the extremist theocracy has tried to cover up one of its greatest crimes against humanity. In 1988, in what became known as the 1988 massacre, Tehran began the systematic killing of thousands of dissidents and opposition activists. Ultimately, an estimated 30,000 people lost their lives in the brutal massacre. But a court in Sweden is now ending the regime's cover-up. In November 2019, Swedish authorities arrested a man, Hamid Noury, believed to have been involved in the 1988 massacre. On July 27, 2021,...
  • At least 45 dead when tour bus crashes, catches fire in Bulgaria

    11/23/2021 6:50:22 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    The bus apparently ripped through a guardrail on a highway, though authorities have said the cause is still under investigation. Photos taken shortly after the crash showed the vehicle engulfed in flames as plumes of thick, black smoke rose. Daylight revealed a burned-out shell with all of its windows blown out, sitting in the median. A portion of the guardrail was peeled away and lying in the road. In 2019, Bulgaria had the second-highest road fatality rate in the 27-nation European Union, with 89 people killed per million, according to European Commission data. “Let’s hope we learn lessons from this...
  • What is Luciferase? (Emerald Robinson allegedly suspended by Newsmax for this story)

    11/04/2021 5:56:51 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 60 replies
    Substack.com ^ | 11/4/2021 | Emerald Robinson
    As most of my followers on social media and Substack must know by now, I have spent a considerable amount of time the last two years trying to discover the actual ingredients of the new COVID vaccines. The reason is simple: Big Pharma has gone to considerable trouble to hide them. Do the Big Pharma companies want to submit the vaccines to independent analysis? They do not! Do the Big Pharma companies want to disclose all the ingredients? They do not! Do the Big Pharma companies have any liability for lying to the public about the proprietary ingredients in their...
  • Prosecuted Raisi For Crimes Against Humanity In Iran

    10/30/2021 3:37:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2021 | Ken Blackwell
    Human rights usually feature prominently in America's political rhetoric but fade insignificance when it comes to concrete action. That trend can take a historic turn when it comes to Iran, where a genocidal madman has taken the presidency. That the presidency of Ebrahim Raisi in Iran hasn't galvanized governments in the West and in the U.S. in particular to pursue his prosecution is still a mystery. Human rights groups, UN experts, Nobel laureates, scores of elected officials, lawmakers, and journalists have already expressed outrage over Raisi's rise to power. And justifiably so. In 1988, Raisi was one of the members...
  • Turkish crypto exchange boss goes missing, reportedly taking $2 billion of investors’ funds with him

    04/24/2021 7:43:32 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | 23 Apr 2021 | Ryan Browne
    Thodex, a crypto platform based in Turkey, said its platform has been “temporarily closed” to address an “abnormal fluctuation in the company accounts.” Local media reports say that Faruk Fatih Ozer, Thodex’s founder, has flown to Albania, taking $2 billion of investors’ funds with him. According to the state-run Anadolu Agency, Turkish authorities have now issued an international warrant seeking Ozer’s arrest. ...In 2019, Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX went bankrupt after its CEO died, resulting in millions of dollars’ worth of digital assets being trapped in a digital wallet.
  • Albanian Neolithic Remains Evidence Oldest Known Case of Osteopetrosis

    11/06/2020 10:24:40 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    Explaining Albania ^ | October 24, 2020 | Alice Taylor
    German researchers have discovered the oldest known case of osteopetrosis or "stone bone" disease in the remains of a man from the Neolithic lacustrine settlement of Maliq in southeast Albania. Osteopetrosis is a rare disorder which manifests through the hardening and solidifying of bones, making them more susceptible to fracture. The study was conducted by palaeopathologist Julia Gresky of the German Archaeological Institute and colleagues. The researchers describe the area as having an important role in the Neolithisation of the Balkan region as it was home to some of the first agricultural economies in the area. The bones they found...
  • Fact check: Did Biden support wars in Iraq, Serbia, Syria and Libya?

    10/13/2020 12:00:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    WRAL ^ | August 27, 2020 | Miriam Valverde
    d biological weapons, sought nuclear weapons, supported terrorism, and threatened peace. In October 2002, then-U.S. Sen. Biden voted in favor of a resolution that authorized Bush to enforce ''all relevant'' United Nations Security Council resolutions on Iraq and if needed, to use military force against Iraq. In a Senate floor speech before voting for the resolution, Biden said that "failure to overwhelmingly support" the resolution was "likely to enhance the prospects that war will occur." The objective of the resolution was to compel Iraq to destroy its weapons of mass destruction, Biden said. He left open the possibility that Hussein...
  • From an Albanian: Outsiders Like Me Know America Is The Greatest Country In The World

    07/28/2020 10:03:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/28/2020 | Nikola Kedhi
    America is much more than a country. It is much more than a land or a group of people that came together to form a nation. Ultimately, the United States is a symbol. It is the worldÂ’s fullest and greatest embodiment of capitalism, democracy, and freedom. It is the land of the free, the home of the brave, a source of hope, and a defender of justice.Many may not understand the significance of America as an ideal. Some in the United States and Europe have lived comfortably for decades, never been invaded, never lost their land or property, nor...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 4/14/2020

    04/14/2020 9:00:37 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/14/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The oil price situation tonight at of 1045 pm Eastern US time sees the WTI price at 20.49 per barrel.... White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow says the guidelines from President Trump on "reopening the economy" will come in the next day or two..... ...California Governor Gavin Newsom said today he would follow the lead of the scientists and public health experts and would not give a specific date for reopening California.... And when the results came in Monday for the Wisconsin Supreme Court contest Republican-Conservative Daniel Kelly was defeated by Democrat-Liberal Jill Karofsky in what's being called an "upset"......
  • Albania's Two Kinds of Heroes: Mother Teresa & Skanderbeg

    11/26/2019 1:52:20 PM PST · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    American Minute ^ | September 7, 2019 | Bill Federer
    A century after the Kings of Assyria carried away the ten Northern Tribes of Israel into captivity, on the other side of the Mediterranean, Greeks settled the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea in the 7th century BC. One of their major cities was Epidamnos ( Dyrrhachium), founded in 625 BC, located in modern-day Albania. It was there in 48 BC, that Caesar defeated Pompey at the Battle of Dyrrhachium. Caesar Augustus began incorporating the area, known as the Balkan Peninsula, into the Roman Empire. The Roman road, Via Egnatia, stretched from Dyrrhachium on the Adriatic Sea to Constantinople, Byzantium,...
  • Underwater survey nets traces of 2,400-year-old Greek wreck off southern Albania

    10/04/2007 11:18:24 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies · 158+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | September 12, 2007 | Associated Press
    Encrusted with tiny shells and smelling strongly of the sea, a 2,400-year-old Greek jar lies in a saltwater bath in Durres Museum, on Albania's Adriatic coast. Part of a sunken shipment of up to 60 ceramic vessels, the 67-centimeter (26-inch) storage jar, or amphora, was the top find... Launched in July, the month-long survey was the first step in compiling an underwater cultural heritage map that could eventually plot the position of sunken fleets from ancient and mediaeval times believed to lie along Albania's 360-kilometer (220-mile) coastline... The light-brown clay amphora, probably used to store wine or oil, was found...
  • 22 ancient amphoras found off Albanian coast

    07/19/2019 10:32:25 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Phy dot org ^ | July 12, 2019 | Llazar Semini
    Highlights from the start of the 2019 field season! Follow us on board R/V Hercules as we go from Malta to Albania to Sicily. | June 2019 RPM Highlights Medium | RPM Nautical Foundation | Published on Jul 3, 2019
  • An Albanian Adventure: A Cold War Treasure Trove of Dakotas & Mig’s

    04/23/2019 4:35:36 AM PDT · by vannrox · 12 replies
    War History Online - Guest ^ | 13apr19 | Hans Wiesman
    An Albanian Adventure: A Cold War Treasure Trove of Dakotas & Mig’s GUEST BLOGGERSApr 13, 2019 Hans Wiesman  .inad{min-height:250px}.inad:before{content: "Advertisement";font-size: 11px;line-height: 11px;display: block}   SHARE:FacebookTwitter This bunker is a type of time capsule from the Cold War whose like you will rarely see anymore, it is a weird War-Art Museum without a ticket box.In 2016, I rode out with a friend on our Harleys to the ex-Yugoslavian war fields. After a long ride from Holland, we cruised over the most peaceful and scenic coastal roads along the Mediterranean, from Trieste in Italy all the way south-east into Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia,...
  • In Hidden Mountain Air Base, Albania Stores MiGs For Sale

    04/02/2019 7:18:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    AFP ^ | April 2, 2019 | Staff
    On a barren hillside in northern Albania lies a portal to the country's communist past: a massive steel door creaks open to reveal a hidden former air base burrowed into the heart of the mountain. Made up of 600 metres (1,980 feet) of tunnels that once teemed with military life, the secret Gjader air base is now a depot for dozens of hulking communist-era MiG jets collecting dust in the darkness. Three decades after shedding communism, Albanian authorities are still trying to sell off the Soviet and Chinese-made aircraft, of which there are dozens more in another nearby air base.
  • IRAN LAUNCHES AN ONLINE DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGN

    03/31/2019 11:30:36 PM PDT · by hassan.mahmoud · 10 replies
    newsblaze.com ^ | April 1,2019 | Hassan Mahmoudi
    Recently Facebook and Twitter revealed they had removed a network of accounts linked to the Iranian government that attempted to launch online Disinformation campaign. Microsoft said it seized 99 websites used by Iranian hackers to steal sensitive information and launch other cyber attacks. The company said the group, which it has been tracking since 2013, has tried to snoop on activists, journalists, political dissidents, defense industry workers and others in the Middle East, including some who were “protesting oppressive regimes” in the region. Hackers did so by tricking people in those organizations to click on malicious links disguised to resemble...
  • Mark Meadows: US ambassadors conspired with DOJ to take down Trump

    03/18/2019 9:10:28 PM PDT · by bitt · 96 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 3/18/2019 | Diana Stancy Correll
    Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., hinted Monday the coming release of documents that will "show" U.S. ambassadors conspired with the FBI and the Justice Department to harm President Trump. “It's additional information that is coming out that will show not only was there no collusion, but there was a coordinated effort to take this president down,” Meadows told Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “We talk about the 'Deep State.' There are players now, even ambassadors, that are sitting ambassadors that were involved in part of this with the FBI-DOJ.” Meadows did not name any ambassadors. “As we look at this, it's time...