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  • Sudan’s al-Bashir set to extend 25-year reign despite war crimes charges, insurgencies

    04/12/2015 9:04:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | April 12, 2015 10:44 AM EDT | (Maggie Michael)
    Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir, the world’s only sitting leader wanted on genocide charges, is expected to win a landslide victory in elections this week, extending a 25-year reign in which the country has endured multiple insurgencies and the secession of the oil-rich south. Despite Sudan’s seemingly perpetual unrest, al-Bashir survived the 2011 Arab Spring. His ruling party dominates the parliament and local councils, and the massive security apparatus has left the once-vibrant opposition a husk of its former self. Al-Bashir has ruled the country since taking power in a 1989 coup, but billboards across Khartoum showing him in traditional robes...
  • Bennett agrees to form 'change government' with Lapid (Bibi OUT as PM)

    05/28/2021 2:39:54 PM PDT · by ScubaDiver · 106 replies
    JPost ^ | 05/26/2021 | Gil Hoffman
    Yamina leader Naftali Bennett agreed to forming a coalition government with Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid, N12 reported. The two sides agreed that Bennett will serve first as prime minister until September 2023, when Lapid will take over until November 2025, according to N12. The swearing-in ceremony is expected to take place in 10 days, following an announcement of the new government either on Saturday night or Sunday.
  • CIA shocker: Obama fundraiser says he was U.S. intel asset, alleges spy agency 'abuses'

    04/15/2021 4:05:39 AM PDT · by gattaca · 25 replies
    Just the News ^ | April 15, 2021 | John Solomon
    Congress notified that CIA inspector general has received allegations from fund-raiser Imaad Zuberi, including targeting of U.S. lawmakers and misuse of news organization for spy operation. Imaad Zuberi, a major Democratic fundraiser facing 12 years in prison, has filed an extraordinary complaint with the CIA's chief watchdog alleging he witnessed "flagrant problems, abuses, violations of law" while working as an asset for U.S. intelligence, according to documents and interviews. Zuberi, of Los Angeles, recently hired the CIA's retired acting general counsel Robert J. Eatinger Jr. to review his case and help to appeal his conviction on a plea deal with...
  • Egyptian court sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader to life in prison

    04/09/2021 3:43:27 AM PDT · by EBH · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/8/2021 | Reuters
    An Egyptian court sentenced Mahmoud Ezzat, the former acting leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, to life in prison on Thursday, months after he was detained in a Cairo apartment. Security forces arrested Ezzat last August in a raid in Cairo's Fifth Settlement district, the latest blow to a movement that has been the target of a crackdown since it was forced from power in 2013. Ezzat was sentenced on charges of inciting violence and supplying firearms during clashes outside the Brotherhood's headquarters between its supporters and opponents in 2013, a judicial source said. Other senior Brotherhood members have been sentenced...
  • Houthis strike Saudi oil giant’s facilities in the kingdom’s east

    03/07/2021 4:41:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 7, 2021 at 12:51 p.m. PST | By Sarah Dadouch
    In a televised statement, a spokesman for the rebel group, Brig. Gen. Yahya Sarea, said ballistic missiles and drones hit the oil giant’s facilities in Ras Tanura, a major port on Saudi Arabia’s Persian Gulf coast and one of its largest refineries, and military positions in nearby Dammam. Saudi state media later confirmed the Ras Tanura attack, quoting an unnamed Energy Ministry official saying that one petroleum tank farm was attacked Sunday morning. The official said shrapnel from a ballistic missile fell near Aramco’s residential area in Dhahran, which hosts thousands of employees and their families, but there were no...
  • Biden pulls Yemen war support, welcomes refugees in US reset

    02/08/2021 3:58:21 AM PST · by gattaca · 31 replies
    MSN ^ | February 4, 2021 | MSN
    President Joe Biden on Thursday ended US support for Saudi Arabia's devastating war in Yemen and dramatically increased the welcome to refugees, ushering in a major reset in American foreign policy. In his first major speech on foreign affairs as president, Biden also froze former president Donald Trump's plans to redeploy troops from Germany and vowed a tough approach against what he described as a rising authoritarian threat from China and Russia.
  • Biden Revokes Terrorist Designation for Yemen's Houthis to Help Ease Dire Famine

    02/06/2021 8:42:27 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 18 replies
    NewsSmacks ^ | February 5, 2021
    President Joe Biden's administration is moving to revoke the designation of Yemen's Houthis as a terrorist group, citing the need to mitigate one of the world's worst humanitarian disasters.President Donald Trump's administration had branded the Iranian-backed Houthis as a foreign terrorist organization, a move that limited the provision of aid to the beleaguered Yemeni people, who have suffered under a yearslong civil war and famine.A senior State Department official confirmed the move Friday after members of Congress were notified of the administration’s plans. The official, who wasn't authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity, said the removal...
  • Biden Administration Ends U.S. Support Of Saudi-Led Offensive In Yemen

    02/05/2021 6:23:49 AM PST · by BeauBo · 32 replies
    NPR ^ | February 4, 2021 | MARK KATKOV
    President Biden announced Thursday that the U.S. will no longer support offensive military operations led by Saudi Arabia in Yemen, reversing a policy started by the Obama administration and continued by the Trump administration... The administration also named a veteran diplomat, Tim Lenderking, as special envoy for Yemen to pursue a diplomatic solution to the war... What began as an internal power struggle quickly became a proxy war between Iran and Gulf states, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which are battling for regional dominance.
  • NYC Cop Killer worked for Obama Advisor

    12/30/2014 4:15:19 PM PST · by Randall_S · 58 replies
    MisterChambers.com ^ | December 30, 2014 | Randall Stevens
    The Protests were Organized for one Specific Purpose – Dead Cops In December 2012, a respected Egyptian news magazine named six Obama administration officials who were in fact agents of the international terrorist organization, the Muslim Brotherhood. They claimed that these individuals had helped change the White House “from a position hostile to Islamic groups and organizations in the world to the largest and most important supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood.” One of these alleged agents was Imam Mohamed Magid, a Koranic scholar from Sudan. In the Obama administration, Magid was appointed to the Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Violence...
  • UN experts find 'growing' evidence Iran sending weapons to Houthi rebels in war-torn Yemen

    01/30/2021 12:10:26 PM PST · by nuconvert · 62 replies
    FOX ^ | Jan. 30, 2021
    United Nations experts are warning of a "growing body of evidence" that Iran is sending weapons to Houthi rebels in war-torn Yemen, in a report that warns of a deteriorating situation in the country with "devastating consequence" for the civilian population. (excerpt) The evidence includes anti-tank guided missiles, sniper rifles and RPB launchers all with markings consistent with those made in Iran. The Trump administration had warned of moves by Iran to destabilize the Middle East by arms sales, and attempted to reimpose a broader arms embargo, as well as other sanctions that were expiring as part of the 2015...
  • 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...