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  • BREAKING. Iranian Defense Facilities Under Drone Attack

    01/28/2023 7:36:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Red State ^ | 01/28/2023 | streiff
    Multiple blasts were reported in Iran Saturday night, as drones of an unknown origin carried out attacks on critical Iranian defense production facilities. At the time of this writing, there are no confirmed details on the number of attacks and the targets other than the major ammunition plant at Isfahan. Isfahan is Iran’s third largest city and located about 270 miles south of Tehran.UPDATE: Explosion at Military Plant in Isfahan #Iran, local media saying it’s by drone targeting munitions manufacturing centers. Video: pic.twitter.com/t7sLXENoZK— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) January 29, 2023The below map shows the unofficial tally of strikes.Tehran’s Mehrabad airport is...
  • US charges alleged Iran-backed assassins in NYC murder plot

    01/27/2023 6:59:33 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 27, 2023 | Steven Nelson and Caitlin Doornbos
    The Justice Department on Friday charged three Azerbaijani gangsters with plotting to murder a Brooklyn-based Iranian-American author and activist last year. The case stems from the July arrest of Khalid Mehdiyev, who was collared near Masih Alinejad’s home with an assault rifle after the beefy and bearded 24-year-old was filmed ringing Alinejad’s doorbell and lingering on her porch in a leafy part of the New York City borough. The other two men facing charges are 43-year-old Rafat “Rome” Amirov, a resident of Iran who was arrested on Jan. 26 in New York, and 38-year-old Polad “Haci Qaqa” Omarov, who was...
  • Iran uprising at a glance – Day 121

    01/15/2023 10:23:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/15/2023 | Hamid Enayat
    First, the data on what's happening in Iran. Start with the count:Days: 121 Protests: 282 citiesFatalities: 750+ estimated deaths, 627 identified by MEKDetentions: 30,000 Now here's the latest news:Iran’s nationwide uprising entered its fifth month following a day of major rallies and demonstrations against the mullahs’ regime in various cities of what's known as Sistan and Baluchistan province, especially the provincial capital of Zahedan. A large number of locals took to the streets on Friday in the Baluch cities of Zahedan, Rask, and Khash, chanting slogans specifically targeting regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), the paramilitary Basij...
  • Armenia Leader Questions Role of Russia Peacekeepers in Karabakh

    12/27/2022 1:57:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 28 Dec 2022
    The leader of Armenia on Tuesday (Dec 27) questioned the role of Russian peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh as he discussed a blockade of the breakaway region with President Vladimir Putin. Since mid-December Azerbaijani activists have been blocking the Lachin corridor, the only land link between Armenia and Karabakh, to protest what they claim is illegal mining. As a result of the blockade, the mountainous region of some 120,000 people is running short of food, medicines and fuel. SNIP As part of the deal, Moscow has stationed peacekeepers in Karabakh. Since the start of the blockade Armenia has repeatedly accused Russian peacekeepers...
  • Joe Biden Inches Toward War with Iran, Makes Israel Full Military Partner

    12/22/2022 12:05:54 AM PST · by blueplum · 58 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 21 Dec 2022 | BY WILLIAM M. ARKIN
    Preparing for any potential war against Iran, the Biden administration has formally elevated Israel in military planning.... ...For the Pentagon, Israel is the most prized military and intelligence partner in the Middle East, with its vast combat experience and advanced technologies. With the end of combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, and with the brokering of the Abraham Accords by the Trump administration, Washington sees an opportunity to incorporate Israel into a new regional alliance. ... ..."CENTCOM will now work to implement the U.S. Government commitment to a holistic approach to regional security and cooperation with our partners," the Tampa-based command...
  • America’s Lebanese fantasy hits a road-bump Lebanon

    12/14/2022 8:16:54 AM PST · by robowombat · 6 replies
    AlAribiya ^ | Dec 13, 2022 | Tony Badran
    America’s Lebanese fantasy hits a road-bump Lebanon Follow Tony Badran Published: 13 December ,2022: 12:39 PM GST Updated: 13 December ,2022: 01:25 PM GST For the past two years, the Biden administration has been hell-bent on getting Saudi Arabia to underwrite the US project of administering Lebanon. And for two years running, the Kingdom has refused, having no desire to bankroll an Iranian equity run by Hezbollah. The administration, however, is demanding US allies suspend disbelief and pretend that Lebanon is in fact a real, normal state. In the latest iteration of its Lebanese project, the Biden team is trying...
  • The Civil War begins in Russia! Russian Soldiers Revolt Against Putin!

    12/12/2022 3:19:09 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 84 replies
    İslam News/TV Broadcasting ^ | Dec 12, 2022 | İslam Elizade
    Dec 12, 2022 Russian leader Vladimir Putin made the biggest mistake of his life by invading Ukraine! Reactions against Putin's rule in Russia are growing every day! Soldiers in the Russian army have also started to revolt. Russia is experiencing the most chaotic period in its history! Experts say Russia is in grave danger! So how did the process turn out like this? How is Putin, who wanted to bring about the end of Ukraine, bringing about the end of Russia? What danger is Russia in? Let's answer these questions one by one! First of all, we need to rewind...
  • Putin publicly shunned after India's Modi becomes latest leader to snub Russian tyrant

    12/10/2022 4:37:52 PM PST · by dennisw · 25 replies
    MSN ^ | Dec 10 | Oli Smith
    Vladimir Putin had been due to meet with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi later this month. However, in a sign of growing Russian isolation on the world stage, an Indian government source said the meeting has now been abruptly cancelled. The move to cancel the annual face-to-face meeting was taken after veiled threats by Vladimir Putin to use nuclear weapons in the Ukraine war, according to Bloomberg News. Indian and Russian leaders have held face-to-face meetings every year for the past 21 years - except for 2020 due to Covid. An Indian official told Bloomberg that a meeting with President...
  • Biden’s regrettable Syria policy gives Turkey free rein

    12/09/2022 1:11:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Asia Times ^ | DECEMBER 9, 2022 | Henri J Barkey
    The US has been mostly silent, other than issuing a few meek statementsIt is difficult to understand what US President Joe Biden’s administration is doing in northern Syria, where its allies the Syrian Kurds have been bombed to high heaven by Turkish forces. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has insisted that he also intends to mount a land operation against America’s partners there. Although Turkey for some time had been bombing and assassinating members of the US-allied Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), this current offensive is different. It is designed to deal the Kurds a fatal blow. What is incomprehensible is that...
  • The Shia Crescent & War with the Kurds w/ Matt Bracken

    11/26/2022 5:36:24 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    youtube ^ | 23 Nov, 2023 | George McMillan and Matt Bracken
    This video analyzes some of the current conflicts in the middle east today, especially Syria and Iran attacking the Kurds in Iraq. Many people may be surprised because much of this is not being covered by the news media. The video is 43 minutes and I think it is worth the time to watch. For those interested, the link to the youtube channel for all of these geopolitical analysis videos is below. Youtube channel for George W McMillan III (GWM3) Analysis w/ Matt Bracken
  • The Shia Crescent & War with the Kurds Pt2 w/ Matt Bracken

    12/07/2022 4:52:48 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 4 replies
    youtube ^ | 5 Dec, 2022 | George McMillan and Matt Bracken
    Part 2 of the discussion of current events in the middle east and how it fits with long-term goals of various countries, ethnic groups and religious factions. Too many topics covered to easily summarize. The video is 1 hour long and went by very quickly when I watched it last night.
  • Resources, info for facts on the so-called 'Nakba' - self infliction, Arab leaders' fault VS the real 'Jewish Nakba'

    12/05/2022 8:35:28 AM PST · by Conservat1 · 2 replies
    DP ^ | Dec 4, 2022
    Israel’s amb. to UN launches first exhibit showing Jewish expulsion from Iran, Arab countriesBy Halwy Cohen, The Jerusalem Post, November 30, 2022.https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/article-7236831947-1948 - Forced transfer or mass escape?Ha’aretz claims that 800,000 Arabs were expelled from the country by the Jews during the War of Independence. The purpose of this lie is to hide the shameful truth: the great majority were not deported but fled on their own initiativeHanan Amior, Presspectiva, 29.11.22https://presspectiva-org-il.translate.goog/1947-1948-%d7%98%d7%a8%d7%a0%d7%a1%d7%a4%d7%a8-%d7%9b%d7%a4%d7%95%d7%99-%d7%90%d7%95-%d7%91%d7%a8%d7%99%d7%97%d7%94-%d7%94%d7%9e%d7%95%d7%a0%d7%99%d7%aa/?_x_tr_sl=auto&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=enThe fate of the Jews in Arab countriesConrad Myrland, Miff.no, June 28, 2022.https://miff.no/jodenes-skjebne-i-arabiske-landhttps://miff-no.translate.goog/jodenes-skjebne-i-arabiske-land?_x_tr_sl=auto&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=enFrom Hitler to Putin: Palestinian habit of always backing ‘wrong side’Opinion: In 1940s, then-Palestinian leader Mufti Hajj Amim...
  • Lukashenko sparks health scare as Putin ally struggles to disembark private jumbo jet

    11/24/2022 8:56:14 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 22 replies
    Express UK ^ | 11/24/2022 | Tim McNulty
    Black Friday early deals Lukashenko sparks health scare as Putin ally struggles to disembark private jumbo jet Belarusian dictator Aleksandr Lukashenko struggled down aircraft stairs on landing in Armenia for a summit with Vladimir Putin. By TIM MCNULTY 10:12, Thu, Nov 24, 2022 | UPDATED: 10:12, Thu, Nov 24, 2022 5 Alexander Lukashenko struggles to disembark private jet Enter your email address here SUBSCRIBE We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at...
  • Putin was repeatedly snubbed at an international summit of countries meant to be Russia's friends

    11/24/2022 9:17:29 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/24/2022 | Sinéad Baker
    Russia's president was snubbed three times by his supposed ally on Thursday when he met with some of his country's closest partners at an international summit. Vladimir Putin met with leaders from the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a Russian-dominated alliance of post-Soviet nations. But the supposedly friendly forum proved hard going for Putin, who was slighted multiple times by the prime minister of Armenia in protest at its ongoing conflict with Azerbaijan. Nikol Pashinyan used his speech at the start of the summit — held in Yerevan, Armenia's capital — to criticize the effectiveness of the alliance, where Russia...
  • Historic: In first, Shiite country will open an embassy in Israel

    11/18/2022 5:47:34 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/11/22
    The Azerbaijani parliament on Friday announced its historic decision to open an embassy in Israel. The embassy will be located in Tel Aviv, and will be the first embassy in Israel of a country with a Shi’ite majority and a Shi’ite government. Outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said: "I welcome the decision by the National Assembly of Azerbaijan to open an embassy in Israel. Azerbaijan is an important partner of Israel and home to one of the largest Jewish communities in the Muslim world. The decision to open an embassy reflects the depth of the relationship between our countries."...
  • Incoming Israel PM Netanyahu: Normalizing Israeli-Saudi Relations Would End Arab-Israeli Conflict

    11/11/2022 9:28:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Foreign Desk ^ | 11/11/2022 | ELLIOT NAZAR
    Incoming Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu said Wednesday that a normalization agreement between Israel and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is within reach and would effectively “end the Arab-Israeli conflict.” The latest statement from the Prime Minister comes as the new conservative coalition vows to confront terrorism in the Middle East and strengthen alliances with Arab allies. Speaking from Israel at an online event hosted by Temple Emanu-El’s Streicker Center, Netanyahu reminded an online audience of nearly 300 people that the Abraham Accords were negotiated by the former Trump administration when he was Israel’s prime minister. The Accords normalized...
  • Turkey arrests bakers' union head for calling bread-eating societies 'stupid'

    11/10/2022 5:58:25 AM PST · by TigerLikesRoosterNew · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 9, 2022
    Turkey arrests bakers' union head for calling bread-eating societies 'stupid' ANKARA, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Turkey jailed a bakery union head for "publicly insulting the Turkish nation" on Wednesday, state media reported, after he said society's "stupid" fondness for bread explained why it had elected President Tayyip Erdogan's governments for two decades. Union for Bread Producers Chairman Cihan Kolivar made the comments to broadcaster Haberturk on Monday as he spoke about the rising price of bread and Turkey's soaring inflation. "Bread is the staple food for stupid societies. I speak scientifically, I am not making it up - per capita...
  • Russian pullout from Ukraine's Kherson region is 'positive' move: Erdogan

    11/10/2022 8:38:14 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 15 replies
    TRT World ^ | 11/10/2022 | TRT
    Russia's decision to pull its forces back from the southern Ukrainian region of Kherson was "positive and important," Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. "Russia's decision regarding Kherson is positive, an important decision," told reporters in the capital Ankara on Thursday before leaving for a summit of Turkic countries in Uzbekistan. Vowing to maintain dialogue with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, Erdogan's comments came after Moscow ordered its troops on Wednesday to withdraw from Kherson to the east bank of the Dnieper River. "I don't know whether there will be Russian participation in the G20 or not. We'll have...
  • US turns blind eye to Iran’s drone exports to Russia

    11/03/2022 4:00:07 AM PDT · by FarCenter · 32 replies
    Beyond rushing deliveries of very costly and unproven air defense systems to Ukraine, Washington is doing next to nothing about Iran’s delivery of 3,500 drones to Russia for the war. Russia has already fired off around 400 Iranian-made drones, mostly aimed at critical infrastructure targets in Ukraine including power plants, water pumping stations and dams. Combined with Russian cruise missiles, the drones and missiles have caused considerable damage. Deliveries to Iran include the Shahed-129 (a Predator drone knock-off), the Mohajer-6 (built especially for the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and carrying two missiles) and loitering munition drones Arash-2 (allegedly designed to hit...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu clinches majority to win Israel elections, exit polls show

    11/01/2022 1:18:27 PM PDT · by Tipllub · 68 replies
    Former prime minister and Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu is set to become Israel's next prime minister, according to Tuesday night's exit polls. According to the polls, Netanyahu's bloc, which includes Likud, Religious Zionist Party (RZP), United Torah Judaism (UTJ) and Shas, crossed the 61-seat threshold and will be able to form the next coalition. In some of the polls his bloc reached 62 seats. What do the exit polls say? Netanyahu's Likud party is expected to receive 30 seats according to Channel 12 and 31 seats according to Channel 13, while Lapid's Yesh Atid party is expected to get 24...