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  • Kamala Harris allies are now openly criticizing the Biden administration over how they've utilized her

    12/24/2021 4:44:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 45 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 12/23/21 | Eric Ting
    It's been well-documented that allies of Vice President Kamala Harris are frustrated with how she has been utilized and treated by the Biden administration. In November, CNN reported that Harris' team believes Biden's team hasn't provided enough support while giving her tasks that put her in "no-win political situation[s]." Now, some of Harris' allies are dropping their anonymity and going on the record critiquing the administration's treatment of the vice president. In a New York Times story published Thursday, two Harris allies - prominent San Francisco Democratic donor Mark Buell and, more notably, Rep. Karen Bass, who was in consideration...
  • New book says Trump allies pushed DoD to overturn election

    11/16/2021 8:56:29 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/16/2021 | Jordan Williams
    A newly released book claims that allies of former President Trump tried to push a top Defense Department official into overturning the 2020 election. According to the book "Betrayal: The Final Act of the Trump Show,” which was published Tuesday, former national security advisor Michael Flynn and attorney Sidney Powell both made calls to Ezra Cohen, who was then acting as Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security, while Cohen was traveling in the Middle East, ABC News reported. Flynn and Powell were among Trump’s most vocal allies as the former president sought to overturn the 2020 election based...
  • 8 Unsolved Mysteries of WW2

    11/02/2021 5:19:41 AM PDT · by dmam2011 · 23 replies
    The Clarksvillian ^ | 11/1/2021 | Steven Styles
    In a global battle on the scale of World War II, there are a lot of issues that slip through the cracks. Whether it’s something we refuse to admit or simply something so foreign and bizarre that we just don’t know what to make of it, there remain several unsolved mysteries from World War II. *TOPICS The Blutfahne (NAZI Blood Flag) Subhas Chandra Bose British Soldiers Of Auschwitz Ness Gun Battery’s Mystery Artist Raoul Wallenberg Heinrich Mueller Jean Moulin Hermann Goring
  • China-Russia Cooperation: Not Really Allies

    10/23/2021 4:05:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 10/23/2021 | Antonio Graceffo
    News AnalysisThe relationship between Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin is largely predicated on a common interest in countering the United States, but this does not actually make China and Russia allies. In the long term, it is unlikely that Russia desires to become a junior power in a global axis, dominated by China.Chinese state-run media Global Times ran an article headlined, “China does not have allies, but has friends with partnership diplomacy.” China’s only official ally is North Korea. There are other countries that support the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) when it suits their interests—such as Iran, Cambodia, Pakistan, and...
  • S Korea test launches 1st domestically made space rocket

    10/21/2021 2:43:50 AM PDT · by blueplum · 2 replies
    AP ^ | 20 October 2021 | KIM TONG-HYUNG
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea test launched its first domestically produced space rocket on Thursday in what officials describe as an important step in the country’s pursuit of a satellite launch program. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the three-stage Nuri rocket succeeded in delivering a dummy payload – a 1.5-ton block of stainless steel and aluminum – into orbit 600 to 800 kilometers (372 to 497 miles) above Earth....
  • PUTIN ON A SHOW Russian warships fire missiles in massive show of strength as Putin sends chilling warning to Japan amid WW3 fears

    10/12/2021 2:45:25 AM PDT · by blueplum · 23 replies
    The Sun ^ | 12 October 2021 | Will Stewart
    RUSSIA has staged a military show of strength by firing missiles off its warships near Japan after Tokyo claimed sovereignty over the disputed Kuril Islands. The Kuril archipelago was grabbed by Stalin at the end of the Second World War - but Japan refuses to accept Moscow’s jurisdiction.... ...The latest show of strength follows a Japanese diplomatic protest in June, when Putin ordered drills involving 10,000 troops, 500 military vehicles and 12 warships on the Kuril islands of Iturup, Kunashir, as well as on Russia’s largest island Sakhalin. Officially Japan and Russia have still not signed a peace treaty ending...
  • Canada invokes 1977 treaty with US as dispute over pipeline intensifies

    10/09/2021 1:30:14 AM PDT · by blueplum · 41 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 06 October 2021 | Leyland Cecco in Toronto
    Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer says Line 5 of pipeline is a ‘ticking time bomb’ and has ordered it shut down ...The Canadian government has invoked a decades-old treaty with the United States in its latest bid to save a pipeline that critics warn could be environmentally catastrophic if it were to fail.... ...Court-ordered mediation talks between Enbridge and the government of Michigan have broken down, and as tensions mount, Canada this week invoked a 1977 treaty...
  • Nazi Arabs: 1930s, 1940s and beyond (Palestine, Iraq, Levant, etc.) [Racism]

    10/01/2021 10:56:08 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 26 replies
    DP ^ | Oct, 2021
    Nazi Arab: 1930s, 1940s & beyond Hitler was clear about his disdain for the Arab world, writing in Mein Kampf: "As a völkisch man, who appraises the value of men on a racial basis, I am prevented by mere knowledge of the racial inferiority of these so-called 'oppressed nations' from linking the destiny of my own people with theirs".[1] And the Grand Mufti al-Husseini has said "that after the Jews, the Germans would destroy the Arabs— he knew this."[46]In the 1930s, Arab students returning from studying in Europe were determined to found the Arab Nazi party.[2]In February, 1932, the predominat...
  • Ministers close to deal that could end China’s role in UK nuclear power station

    09/25/2021 7:44:09 PM PDT · by blueplum · 8 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 25 September 2021 | John Collingridge and Jillian Ambrose
    Ministers are closing in on a deal that could kick China off a project to build a £20bn nuclear power station on the Suffolk coast and pump in tens of millions of pounds of taxpayer cash instead – a move that would heighten geopolitical tensions. The government could announce plans to take a stake in Sizewell C power station, alongside the French state-backed power giant EDF, as early as next month, ahead of the Cop26 climate summit. That would be likely to result in China General Nuclear (CGN), which currently has a 20% stake in Sizewell, being removed from the...
  • Israeli minister says Iran giving militias drone training near Isfahan

    09/13/2021 1:20:25 AM PDT · by blueplum · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12 September 2021 | Writing by Dan Williams;Editing by Elaine Hardcastle
    HERZLIYA, Israel, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Israel's defence minister accused Iran on Sunday of providing foreign militias with drone training at an airbase near the city of Isfahan, a month after Tehran came under global scrutiny over a suspected drone attack on an Israeli-managed tanker off Oman. In what his office described as a new disclosure, Defence Minister Benny Gantz said Iran was using Kashan airbase north of Isfahan to train "terror operatives from Yemen, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon in flying Iranian-made UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles)." Iran was also trying to "transfer know-how that would allow the manufacturing of UAVs...
  • US pulls missile defenses in Saudi Arabia amid Yemen attacks

    09/11/2021 8:08:32 PM PDT · by blueplum · 54 replies
    AP ^ | 10 September 2021 | JON GAMBRELL
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. has removed its most advanced missile defense system and Patriot batteries from Saudi Arabia in recent weeks, even as the kingdom faced continued air attacks from Yemen’s Houthi rebels, satellite photos analyzed by The Associated Press show. The redeployment of the defenses from Prince Sultan Air Base outside of Riyadh came as America’s Gulf Arab allies nervously watched the chaotic withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, including their last-minute evacuations from Kabul’s besieged international airport.... ...Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby acknowledged “the redeployment of certain air defense assets” after receiving questions from the...
  • Allies sees rising prospect of Trump 2024 White House bid

    09/10/2021 8:15:10 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/10/221 | Max Greenwood
    Republicans angling for potential 2024 presidential runs are at risk of colliding with former President Donald Trump. For months, Trump has floated the idea of a 2024 rematch against President Biden. But in recent weeks, he has begun to signal that he may be more likely to run again than not, intensifying a collective headache for other would-be White House contenders who have already started laying the groundwork for their own campaigns. There’s little appetite within the GOP to challenge Trump for the 2024 presidential nod. He’s still the most influential Republican in the country, and running against him in...
  • U.S. effort to resettle Afghan refugees faces major hurdles

    09/03/2021 2:45:05 AM PDT · by blueplum · 10 replies
    CBS ^ | 02 September 2021 | CAMILO MONTOYA-GALVEZ
    The Biden administration's plan to resettle tens of thousands of Afghan refugees is facing formidable operational and legal challenges, with issues ranging from the uncertain immigration status of many evacuees, to limited social resources and permanent housing for the new arrivals. Thousands of at-risk Afghans are arriving in the U.S. without approved visas, placing them in legal limbo and rendering them ineligible for some federal social programs available to those admitted as refugees, including cash assistance and Medicaid... ...Some Afghans who assisted the U.S. war effort as translators and other roles are arriving with special immigrant visas (SIV), which allow...
  • GOP lawmakers urge Dem leaders to vote on bill forcing Canadian border open

    09/02/2021 2:34:48 AM PDT · by blueplum · 2 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01 September 2021 | Callie Patteson
    Two GOP lawmakers are urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to push forward a bill that would reopen the Canadian border for non-essential travel, to “revitalize American jobs and tourism.” While the Canadian border is expected to remain closed until Sept. 21, Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) argued Wednesday that it is “past time” for Congress to take action and provide help to those who rely on cross-border business. “The reduction in cross-border traffic has had a significant impact on local economies along the northern border, including agriculture, small businesses, and...
  • Britain denies pushing to leave Kabul airport gate open before blast

    08/31/2021 3:53:09 AM PDT · by blueplum · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 31 August 2021 | Andrew MacAskill and Paul Sandle
    LONDON, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Britain co-ordinated closely with the United States and did not push to keep a gate open at Kabul airport where a suicide bomber killed 13 U.S. troops and scores of Afghan civilians, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Tuesday. A Politico report on Monday said American forces decided to keep the Abbey Gate open longer than they wanted to allow Britain to continue evacuating personnel. "We got our civilian staff out of the processing centre by Abbey Gate, but it's just not true to suggest that, other than securing our civilian staff inside the...
  • Taliban pins terrifying 'night letters' on doors of those who helped the West in Afghanistan... warning them to surrender or die

    08/31/2021 3:20:12 AM PDT · by blueplum · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 30 Aug 2021 | DAVID WILLIAMS FOR DAILY MAIL
    The Taliban are pinning letters to the doors of those who worked with West The notes order their victims to attend a Taliban-convened court Failure to do so will result in the death penalty 'It is a clear message that they want to kill me' said Naz, whose construction company helped to build roads in Helmand and the runway at Camp Bastion Naz applied for sanctuary in Britain but has been rejected Often used in rural communities, the letters are now being circulated in cities
  • The Latest: China describes “effective” talks with Taliban

    08/25/2021 2:18:04 AM PDT · by blueplum · 10 replies
    AP ^ | 25 August 2021 | staff
    BEIJING — China says it has established an “open and effective communication and consultation with the Afghan Taliban,” following a meeting between representatives of the group and Beijing’s ambassador to Kabul. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin gave no details about the Tuesday meeting between the deputy head of the Taliban’s political office, Abdul Salam Hanafi and Ambassador Wang Yu. But he said China considered Kabul to be an “important platform and channel for both sides to discuss important matters of all kinds.” China hosted a delegation led by senior Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar for talks last month,...
  • In private, Qatar warn US officials of 'growing crises' at bases housing Afghans: Internal report

    08/25/2021 1:19:45 AM PDT · by blueplum · 6 replies
    ABC ^ | 24 August 2021 | Conor Finnegan andJosh Margolin
    Tens of thousands of Americans, Afghans and other foreigners have been evacuated from Kabul's international airport to U.S. military installations in Qatar, a key U.S. partner in the Middle East that has received public shout-outs from President Joe Biden and his top officials. But privately, Qatari officials are warning their American counterparts that the situation at U.S. facilities, where thousands of Afghan evacuees are being housed, is growing more dire,... ...In particular, Lolwah al Khater, a Qatari assistant foreign minister, told U.S. Ambassador John Desrocher that both bases "had hit maximum capacity to house in a safe and secure manner"...
  • REVEALED: How elite SAS troops launched dramatic operation to save 20 comrades trapped by advancing Taliban hordes as Kandahar fell - landing a Hercules plane on the desert floor in pitch darkness in 'textbook' raid

    08/22/2021 11:56:48 PM PDT · by blueplum · 8 replies
    A team of Special Air Service soldiers who were surrounded by Taliban hordes in Kandahar have been rescued in a dramatic desert operation. Around 20 elite SAS troops were left stranded in the province hundreds of miles from friendly forces when the militants took over. As enemy fighters closed in they sent an SOS request to Special Forces bosses back in Britain calling for immediate extraction....
  • Europe left exposed as Biden walks America away from the world stage

    08/19/2021 10:24:04 PM PDT · by blueplum · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | 19 August 2021 | Luke McGee
    London (CNN)When US President Joe Biden finally broke his silence on the chaos unfolding in Afghanistan, European allies who'd had high hopes for a reset in the transatlantic alliance were left dismayed. Their disappointment was not at the contents of Biden's address, but the America First optics of the leader of the free world washing his hands of a global problem. ... ...From London to Paris, Brussels to Berlin, the sudden fall of Kabul shone a light on Europe's limited diplomatic heft, military capacity, and political stability. Diplomats and officials all over the continent have privately expressed their sorrow that...