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  • How to rein in China without risking war is the issue Biden must address

    02/15/2021 8:43:13 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 25 replies
    Guardian via msn ^ | 2/14/2021 | Simon Tisdall
    China’s Year of the Ox, which began on Friday, is a fitting metaphor for the most formidable, and potentially dangerous, geopolitical challenge facing Joe Biden and the western democracies. In Chinese mythology, the ox is large, powerful and adept on land and water. It’s determined, stubborn, and takes a lot of stopping. Biden is well aware he has a fight on his hands that, if mishandled, could swiftly turn physical. Some analysts fear war with China is inevitable, sooner or later. So he is moving fast. In a first phone call to China’s president, Xi Jinping, last week, he raised...
  • Israelis Say They’ll Attack Iran If US Eases Sanctions

    01/28/2021 5:39:34 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 77 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | 25 Jan, 2021 | ARIE EGOZI
    TEL AVIV: Israel has said openly that it will attack Iran if the U.S eases sanctions against the Shiite regime and agrees to go back to the nuclear agreement the Jewish state claims is “the biggest hoax in recent history.” “Israel needs to know — and fast — whether Washington plans to stop Iran’s race to the bomb or take some action to do this,” a source told BD. Israeli intelligence is closely watching the Iranian nuclear facilities. “The people who need to know are updated by the hour” the source said. Israel allegedly attacked another Iranian target in Syria...
  • Progressive Christian author trips over herself to apologize for inaugural prayer thanking God for 'giving us this land,' throws organizers under the bus

    01/22/2021 5:03:24 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/22/21
    Didn't play well among her left-wing pals Christian author Jen Hatmaker received the opportunity to lead a group of fellow left-wing progressive faith leaders in prayer Thursday at the National Prayer Service, an event held every four years the day after the presidential inauguration to honor and pray for the president and the country. And now Hatmaker is mea culpa-ing all over social media for daring to thank God for giving America the land we have — and she's throwing event organizers under the bus for her troubles. What did Hatmaker say? When it came time for her to lead...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Far from the Spirit of the Lord: On the Pope’s New Motu Proprio

    01/13/2021 1:34:18 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | January 13, 2021 | Peter Kwasniewski
    [Catholic Caucus] Far from the Spirit of the Lord: On the Pope’s New Motu ProprioThe obvious problems with the recent opening of the ministries of lector and acolyte to women by Pope Francis has already been the subject of a number of articles, including one that I wrote earlier this week. As I reflect further on the motu proprio Spiritus Domini, I see more and more disturbing implications of this modification to canon law. Those who think “it’s not a big deal, it just formalizes what we’ve already been doing for decades!” greatly underestimate the difference between custom (which can...
  • In sudden u-turn, NYSE scraps plan to delist three Chinese telecom firms

    01/05/2021 5:10:21 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 19 replies ^ | 5 Jan, 2021 | Pei Li and Tom Westbrook
    The New York Stock Exchange said it no longer intends to delist three Chinese telecom giants - a shock reversal of an announcement made only last week and deepening confusion over a U.S. crackdown on firms said to be linked to China's military. The bourse, which had planned to delist the companies before Jan. 11, said in a brief statement it had made the decision "in light of further consultation with relevant regulatory authorities." Hong Kong-traded shares in the state-backed firms, China Mobile (NYSE:CHL) Ltd, China Telecom (NYSE:CHA) Corp Ltd and China Unicom (NYSE:CHU) Hong Kong Ltd, surged following the...
  • Nuns arrested as Beijing turns up heat on Church in Hong Kong

    12/31/2020 6:18:25 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 30, 2020 | GREG TORODE in HONG KONG
    Nuns arrested as Beijing turns up heat on Church in Hong KongIn a high-walled Art Deco villa in the Hong Kong suburbs of Kowloon, the Vatican operates an unofficial diplomatic mission, its only political outpost of any kind in China.The mission keeps such a low profile that it isn’t listed in the Roman Catholic Church’s formal directory of every priest and property in the city. The two monsignors who staff the outpost have no formal standing with Beijing or the Hong Kong government, and they don’t conduct official work, not even meeting Hong Kong officials. The tenuous foothold is a...
  • [Barf Alert] Vatican on Hagia Sophia: Don’t Blame Islam

    07/16/2020 7:14:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    Church Militant ^ | July 16, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    [Barf Alert] Vatican on Hagia Sophia: Don’t Blame Islam VATICAN CITY ( - A Vatican representative is insisting that Turkey's conversion of Hagia Sophia to a mosque should not be seen as "Islamic aggression" even as President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan fired a shot across the Vatican's bow in an Islamic supremacist speech. "It is the product of the same logic to demand the Vatican be converted into a museum and insist that Hagia Sophia remain as a museum," Erdoğan declared on Turkish television Monday after Turkey's top court annulled President Kemal Atatürk's 1934 decision to turn Hagia Sophia into a museum as...
  • Vanity: White privilege is often described through the lens of Peggy McIntosh’s groundbreaking essay

    06/02/2020 7:28:06 PM PDT · by pilgrim · 31 replies
    vanity ^ | 06/02/2020 | Unknown
    White privilege is often described through the lens of Peggy McIntosh’s groundbreaking essay “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.” Originally published in 1988, the essay helps readers recognize white privilege by making its effects personal and tangible. For many, white privilege was an invisible force that white people needed to recognize. It was being able to walk into a store and find that the main displays of shampoo and panty hose were catered toward your hair type and skin tone. It was being able to turn on the television and see people of your race widely represented. It was being...
  • Bishop places principal on leave after students, parents protest ousting of gay ‘married’ teachers

    03/02/2020 2:07:32 PM PST · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 28, 2020 | Claire Chretien
    Bishop places principal on leave after students, parents protest ousting of gay ‘married’ teachers The Archdiocese of Seattle placed Mike Prato on leave and won't say whether he's being paid during this time. SEATTLE, Washington, February 28, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — After two Catholic high school teachers who entered same-sex “marriages” resigned, and students and parents protested, the bishop placed the school’s principal on leave until the end of the year. The Archdiocese of Seattle told LifeSiteNews and other media that the principal, Mike Prato, was put on leave “out of care and concern for him” but did not answer repeated...
  • Hollywood's Creepy Love Affair with Adolph Hitler, in Explosive New (2013) Detail (old review but shades of Hollywood appeasing China today)

    02/23/2020 6:37:43 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 19 replies
    The Tablet ^ | June 10, 2013 | David Mikes
    Adolf Hitler loved American movies. Every night at about 9:00, after the Führer had tired out his listeners with his hours-long monologues, he would lead his dinner guests to his private screening room. The lights would go down, and Hitler would fall silent, probably for the first time that day. He laughed heartily at his favorites Laurel and Hardy and Mickey Mouse, and he adored Greta Garbo: Camille brought tears to the Führer’s eyes. Tarzan, on the other hand, he thought was silly. As it turns out, Hitler’s love for American movies was reciprocated by Hollywood. A forthcoming book by...
  • New Hong Kong bishop to be announced within weeks

    02/19/2020 3:28:50 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | February 18, 2020 | Ed Condon
    [Catholic Caucus] New Hong Kong bishop to be announced within weeks Fr Peter Choy Wai-man is expected to be appointed as the new bishop Priests in the Diocese of Hong Kong are expecting the announcement of their new bishop within the next two weeks.“We have been told to expect an announcement within the next ten days or so,” a senior priest in Hong Kong told CNA on February 15. The priest confirmed that Rev. Peter Choy Wai-man is the expected appointee.“I think by the end of the month we should see something official,” the priest added.The Hong Kong diocese...
  • Abp. Hebda Throws Priest Under the Bus Over Muslim Remarks

    01/31/2020 9:23:24 AM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 30, 2020 | Bradley Eli
    Abp. Hebda Throws Priest Under the Bus Over Muslim Remarks Cleric warned Islam is the top threat to Christianity and to America MINNEAPOLIS ( - A priest of the archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is being forced by his archbishop to apologize for preaching on the dangers of Islam. At the behest of Abp. Bernard Hebda, Fr. Nick VanDenBroeke apologized Wednesday for his Jan. 5 homily in which he said, among other things, "Islam is the greatest threat in the world both to Christianity and to America." He went on record saying immigration of Muslims should be curtailed owing to the dangers inherent in their Islamic religion.Tweet Hebda...
  • Democrats call US killing of Iranian general 'reckless'

    01/03/2020 5:59:54 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 72 replies
    AP ^ | Jan 3, 2020
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Thursday that President Donald Trump has “tossed a stick of dynamite into a tinderbox" with the targeted killing of Iran's top general in an airstrike at Baghdad’s international airport. The former vice president joined other Democratic White House hopefuls in criticizing Trump's order, saying it could leave the U.S. “on the brink of a major conflict across the Middle East." The Pentagon said the U.S. military killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, in Baghdad Friday at the direction of Trump. The attack is expected to draw...
  • (DEVELOPING) Resumed North Korean ICBM Testing: Possible Technical Objectives

    12/11/2019 6:08:50 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 15 replies
    38North ^ | 9 December 2019 | Vann H. Van Diepen
    On December 7, North Korea claimed to have conducted a “very important test” at its Sohae Satellite Launching Station that “will have an important impact on changing the strategic position of the DPRK.”[1] The North Koreans did not describe what was tested, but prior open-source imagery suggests it was a static (ground) test of a large liquid-propellant rocket engine.[2] It remains to be seen what rocket system the engine was associated with: a previously launched intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), intermediate-range ballistic missile, space launch vehicle, or a new system. In any case, the static test could be the precursor to...
  • North Korea's U.N. envoy says denuclearization off negotiating table with United States given USA refusal to offer concessions

    12/07/2019 12:08:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/07/2019 | Michelle Nichols
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations said on Saturday that denuclearization is off the negotiating table with the United States and lengthy talks with Washington are not needed. Ambassador Kim Song’s comment appeared to go further than North Korea’s earlier warning that discussions related to its nuclear weapons program, the central focus of U.S. engagement with North Korea in the past two years, might have to be taken off the table given Washington’s refusal to offer concessions. Kim said in a statement that the “sustained and substantial dialogue” sought by the United States was a...
  • Germans in favor of 'reducing reliance' on US

    12/03/2019 4:28:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 101 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.03.2019 | Davis VanOpdorp
    A majority of Germans are in favor of reducing Germany’s reliance on the United States militarily, according to a YouGov poll commissioned by the German news agency DPA. According to the poll, 55% of Germans believe that European members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) should protect themselves from an attack without US help. In addition, a majority of poll participants believe the US should partially (23%) or completely (26%) withdraw its 30,000 troops stationed in Germany. Conversely, 54% said NATO should work more closely with Russia rather than relying on deterrence. Meanwhile, 37% are for lifting sanctions against...

    10/06/2019 11:06:24 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 122 replies
    GP ^ | October 6, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    Rudy Giuliani: The witness I relied upon if you paid any attention to what I did last week is someone named Victor Shokin. That’s the affidavit I put out plus two others… Those three all say that Joe Biden pressured the president to fire Shokin because Shokin had just come upon a laundered $3 million transaction to Hunter Biden. And he was told by the Serbian government that the United States government would not allow to give that information out. That’s the reason they say they were fired… That’s a lot stronger proof than any silly whistleblower nonsense about something...
  • Italy: Nursery school calls off its Christmas play for fear of offending Muslims

    11/23/2019 8:38:11 AM PST · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | November 22, 2019 | Robert Spencer
    Italy: Nursery school calls off its Christmas play for fear of offending Muslims Non-Catholics have lived in Italy for centuries. What is different now? Now there is in Italy a population of non-Catholics among whom are some radically intolerant people who believe that Christianity in all its forms is a twisting and hijacking of the true teachings of Jesus the prophet of Islam. And the principle is always and everywhere the same: in Muslim countries, one must conform one’s behavior to Muslim sensibilities. And in non-Muslim countries, one must conform one’s behavior to Muslim sensibilities.“Xmas play scrubbed for fear of...
  • Pope Eliminates Pork from Banquet out of Respect for Muslims

    11/18/2019 6:28:13 PM PST · by ebb tide · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 18, 2019 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Pope Eliminates Pork from Banquet out of Respect for Muslims ROME — Pope Francis invited 1,500 mostly poor people to lunch this weekend to celebrate the World Day for the Poor and requested that all pork be removed from the menu so as not to give offense to Muslim guests. This Sunday marked the third annual celebration of the World Day of the Poor, a Catholic commemoration established by Pope Francis in November 2016 to celebrate the end of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.
  • Bolton Warns Trump: North Korea ‘Will Never Give Up’ Nukes

    09/30/2019 3:31:56 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 76 replies
    Breaking Defense (News) ^ | 30 September 2019 | Colin Clark
    WASHINGTON: Ousted National Security Advisor John Bolton said Kim Jong Un “will never give up” nuclear weapons voluntarily — an implicit warning to his former boss. Bolton was restating a consensus view of the Intelligence Community, one that runs counter to President Trump’s faith that the North Korean dynast can be wheedled and cajoled. Speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies today, Bolton attracted a forest of TV cameras hoping for some fireworks. They probably thought they were getting something hot when Bolton made his comment about North Korea but, as Breaking D readers know, the Intelligence Community’s...