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  • Martel: World Prepares for Return of Obama-Era Chaos Under Biden

    12/25/2020 7:43:47 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Dec 2020 | FRANCES MARTEL
    President-elect Joe Biden has made clear in his staffing plans and public remarks that he intends to return America to many of the foreign policy positions championed by his former boss, President Barack Obama. While American mainstream media has largely cheered this – and glowered at President Donald Trump for defending his achievements by making regression more difficult under Biden – many of America’s allies, and some of its foes, around the world are making moves suggesting they expect a full return to the state of global affairs in 2016. The Obama administration’s foreign policy was defined by the tension...
  • Report: Biden Will Give Eric Schmidt a Prominent Tech Task Force Role (former Google CEO)

    11/10/2020 7:06:24 AM PST · by knighthawk · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 10 2020 | ALLUM BOKHARI
    Former Google CEO and Clinton lackey Eric Schmidt is being considered to lead a key tech task force in a Biden administration, according to a report in the Financial Times. Even though the election result is still disputed by President Donald Trump and the Republicans, Joe Biden is already forming his transition team, which includes many former Silicon Valley employees, including Schmidt. According to the Financial Times (paywalled), presidential contender Biden has: hired both Jessica Hertz, former associate general counsel at Facebook, and Cynthia Hogan, former Apple vice-president for government affairs to his transition team. Eric Schmidt, the former Google...
  • This is how Obama and Brennan’s CIA wasted $1.5 billion in Syria – and the process is still broken

    09/25/2020 4:45:38 PM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    American Military Times ^ | SEPTEMBER 01, 2020 | BRAD JOHNSON
    <p>All opinion articles are the opinion of the author and not necessarily of American Military News.</p> <p>New reporting has surfaced about a stunning intelligence failure which is a direct result of disastrous intelligence community policies put in place by former CIA director John Brennan during President Obama’s administration.</p>
  • Why Trump Deserves Credit For Brokering Mideast Peace Deals

    09/17/2020 7:39:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 17, 2020 | John Daniel Davidson
    For decades, foreign policy experts—the blob—assumed much about the Middle East that has turned out to be completely wrong. It’s been remarkable to watch the mainstream press and official Washington try to downplay the significance of the peace deal the Trump administration brokered between Israel and two Arab states this week.The signing of the Abraham Accords on Tuesday between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain at the White House, which for the first time normalized relations between Israel and the two Persian Gulf states, is by any measure historic. It’s been 26 years since any Arab state recognized Israel,...
  • Five countries that could be next to make peace with Israel

    08/16/2020 11:23:03 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 45 replies
    jpost ^ | 8/16/2020 | Seth Frantzman
    In the wake of the normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, there are rumors that several other states could be next to sign an agreement with Israel. While there are hurdles to normalizing relations with some states in the Middle East, there are others who view the UAE decision as a trial balloon and will react positively based on how the next weeks and months play out between Jerusalem and Abu Dhabi. What follows is a list of some countries that reports suggest may be in line to normalize relations. Bahrain Bahrain was long thought to...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Weekend Version Jeffrey Epstein Died A Year Ago, Beirut Goes Portland On Steroids

    08/08/2020 8:36:12 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/8/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Here we are back on this weekend when we have to look back to the Saturday post of just about a year ago August 10th, 2019. It was the day Jeffrey Epstein died.... We know Democrats had ties to him like former Democrat Majority Leader in the US Senate George Mitchell and former UN Ambassador-New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and or course Bill Clinton but man this story goes places like the sweetheart deal made with Epstein when he first got caught more than a decade ago. The Democrats in charge in Palm Beach County, Florida but the feds involved...
  • Flynn targeted for destruction because he wanted to investigate Brennan’s ‘off the books’ billions of dollars at CIA?

    06/29/2020 5:53:38 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 29 Jun, 2020 | Thomas Lifson
    Sidney Powell, the tenacious lawyer who corrected the judicial abuse of her client, General Michael Flynn, is reminding us that she and her client believe that he was originally targeted for destruction because he was aiming to investigate what he believes was serious corruption at the CIA under its director John Brennan. Via Lifezette: Sidney Powell, attorney for retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, said her client, in his duties as the White House national security adviser, was prepared to “audit” the U.S. intelligence community. That, according to the former federal prosecutor, is partly why federal agents “set up” Flynn. Powell,...
  • 2010 Arab Spring Common Connections to the 2020 Black Lives Matter Movement…

    06/22/2020 6:27:14 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 22 Jun, 2020 | sundance
    It’s an interesting comparison to note. The ideological interests behind the 2010 “Arab Spring” uprising are the exact same ideological interests behind the 2020 “Black Lives Matter” protests/uprising. Not merely similar people, but the exact same people. The exact same group of U.S. people who were promoting the mid-east Arab Spring in 2010 are the same people now promoting the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests. The same politicians; the same media voices; the same newspapers; the same social media activists. Almost every participant, and their support for the uprising ’10 -vs- ’20 is identical. In the background of the Arab...
  • Iran nuclear deal played large part in Mueller probe: John Solomon (Lou Dobbs video)

    06/21/2020 7:36:36 PM PDT · by bitt · 19 replies
    /video.foxbusiness.com ^ | 6/18/2020 | FoxNews
    Jun. 18, 2020 - 5:09 - Fox News contributor John Solomon says Dr. Walid Phares was the fifth person targeted in the Mueller probe in an attempt to sideline President Trump's foreign policy agenda. He also discusses former National Security Adviser John Bolton's controversial new book.
  • Obama Used National Security to Spy on Americans Opposed to Islamic Terrorists - Greenfield

    06/08/2020 3:08:00 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 37 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Mon Jun 8, 2020 | Daniel
    Obama Used National Security to Spy on Americans Opposed to Islamic Terrorists Obamagate redefined opposition to Islamic terrorism as a national security threat. Mon Jun 8, 2020 Daniel Greenfield 55 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. We know when Obamagate ended, but we don’t know when the policy of spying on Americans began. The tangled roots of the domestic surveillance of political opponents by the NSA predate the alarmism about Russia. Tracing them back into the fetid swamp takes us not toward...
  • Hundreds more Russian mercenaries flee western Libya: GNA forces

    05/26/2020 4:43:55 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 33 replies
    Al-Jazeera ^ | 5/25/20 | Khalifa Haftar
    Hundreds of Russian military contractors in Libya were evacuated on Monday after retreating from fighting on the capital's front lines, forces backing the unity government said. The claim comes after a series of setbacks for eastern-based military commander Khalifa Haftar's year-long offensive to seize Tripoli from the UN-supported Government of National Accord (GNA). "An Antonov 32 military cargo plane landed at Bani Walid airport to resume the evacuation of Wagner [Group] mercenaries who had fled southern Tripoli to an as-yet unconfirmed destination," pro-GNA forces wrote on Twitter. Pro-GNA forces said Monday some "1,500 to 1,600 mercenaries" had fled from the...
  • State Department 'concerned' about situation in Libya as conflict escalates

    12/22/2019 9:37:26 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/21/19 03:44 PM EST | By Rachel Frazin -
    State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in a statement Saturday that the U.S. is "concerned" by a request for military support by the Government of National Accord (GNA). The U.S. is also concerned about the Libyan National Army's (LNA) "threat to use foreign-supplied air assets and mercenaries." Forces led by the LNA's Khalifa Haftar have been supported by Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Russian mercenaries, according to the wire service, which cited diplomats and Tripoli officials. A U.S. official told Reuters that the presence of the Russian forces is "creating a bloodier conflict." "More civilian damage, damage to infrastructure...
  • Samantha Power, Obama’s UN Amb., *Now* Calls Out Iran’s ‘Murderous’ Regime

    12/03/2019 7:59:37 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Tammy Bruce ^ | December 2, 2019 | Tammy Bruce
    Where was Samantha Power when an unarmed Iranian young woman, Neda Soltan, was shot by Iranian troops, and bled to death in the street? As a member of Team Obama, does anyone recall Power saying anything critical of Iran? Does anyone recall Barack Hussein Obama commenting on that horrific assault on human rights? Oh wait, he did say something: “We’re still waiting to see how it plays itself out….” ... Everyone must hear about this. Every outlet in the world should publicize how the murderous Iranian regime is mowing down protesters. ... Wait until Samantha Power hears about how Samantha...
  • Don’t Let Russia Dominate Libya A Kremlin-backed strongman in Tripoli would be a disaster for U.S. interests.

    12/03/2019 2:17:58 AM PST · by NorseViking · 26 replies
    WaPo ^ | December 2, 2019 | Emily Estelle
    American interests are under attack in Libya, whether we realize it or not. Adversaries and allies alike are attempting to install a dictator. In doing so, they’re undermining U.S. credibility and challenging American leadership of the international order. Hundreds—maybe thousands—of Russian mercenaries joined the battle for Tripoli, Libya’s capital, this fall, fighting alongside aspiring strongman Khalifa Haftar. Russia’s primary interest isn’t Libya, but the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. President Vladimir Putin interpreted
  • The Soros Plot to Topple Netanyahu

    09/22/2011 6:59:36 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 15 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 9/22/2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    In late February, the Israeli Knesset passed the NGO Funding Transparency Bill by 40 to 34. It had been a long journey for the bill, which despite, its neutered, state was still a declaration of war by the conservative Likud Party against the shadow NGO empire that was the Soros way. While the bill was no longer able to empower the lifting of tax exempt status for foreign funded NGOs and it only addressed foreign funding of NGOs by government entities, it was a major step for foreign funding transparency. The Soros empire had been built on non-transparency, on hidden...
  • Muslim Brotherhood Subversion vs. Jihadist Rage

    11/14/2019 4:58:49 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 14 Nov, 2019 | Raymond Ibrahim
    What do Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri—that is, the late leader of ISIS, and the late and current leaders of al-Qaeda—have in common? That they’re among the world’s most notorious Islamic terrorists? Yes, but there’s something else, something more subtle, that binds them: they all began their careers as members of the Muslim Brotherhood, the oldest and most widespread political Islamic organization in the world. (snip) Of course, a year later Egypt revolted against the Brotherhood, which found itself again labeled a terrorist organization. Even so, the Brotherhood remains alive and well, particularly in the United...
  • Is a New Arab Spring Unfolding in the Middle East?

    10/31/2019 10:36:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | October 29, 2019 | Jeremy Bowen
    In Iraq, demonstrators are being shot dead in the streets. In Lebanon, protesters have paralysed the country and seem set to bring down the government of Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri. In recent weeks the Egyptian security forces crushed attempts to protest against the police state of President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi... A rough approximation is that 60% of the region's population is under the age of 30. A young population can be a great asset to a country. But only if the economy, the educational system and the institutions of the state are functioning well enough to accommodate their needs, and...
  • Turkey Advertises Its Koranic “Ecumenism”-with image of a blood-splattered cross and star of David

    10/25/2019 11:21:49 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Oct 25, 2019 | Andrew Bostom
    Accompanied by the image of a blood-splattered cross and star of David Billboards belonging to the traditionalist Muslim Justice and Development Party (AKP) municipality are on public display in Konya, central Turkey, featuring the verbatim text of Koran 5:51 (in accurate Turkish translation). Accompanied by the image of a blood-splattered cross, and star of David, the text simply re-states Koran 5:51: O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as Auliya' (friends, protectors, helpers, etc.), they are but Auliya' to one another. And if any amongst you takes them as Auliya', then surely he is one of...
  • Tom Fitton Breaking — Obama admin knew weapons were shipped from Benghazi to Syrian jihadists…

    10/22/2019 5:17:48 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 33 replies
    citizenfreepress ^ | citizenfreepress
    DOD records obtained by Judicial Watch contain the first official documentation that the Obama administration knew that weapons were being shipped from the Port of Benghazi to rebel troops in Syria. The heavily redacted documents do not disclose who was shipping the weapons. Another DIA report, written in August 2012 (the same time period the U.S. was monitoring weapons flows from Libya to Syria), said that the opposition in Syria was driven by al Qaeda and other extremist Muslim groups: “the Salafist, the Muslim Brotherhood, and AQI are the major forces driving the insurgency in Syria.” The growing sectarian direction...
  • New Syrian Constitution Must Guarantee Interests of All Ethnic, Religious Groups - Putin

    10/14/2019 6:26:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Interfax ^ | 10/13/19
    Moscow, October 13, Interfax - A new Syrian constitution being drafted now must guarantee interests of all ethnic and religious groups living in the country, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. "People need to know that they live in their own country and that it protects them by law. This must be equally true for Sunnis and Shia, for Alawites and Christians," Putin said in an interview with RT Arabic, Sky News, and Al Arabiya, posted on the Kremlin website. "It will not be easy; it will be a difficult process, but I believe it can work," he said. "Do you...