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  • Armenia’s leader snubs meeting of Russia-dominated security grouping over a rift with the Kremlin

    11/24/2023 4:48:23 AM PST · by Timber Rattler
    The Associated Press ^ | November 23, 2023 | Yuras Karmanau
    A Russian-dominated security grouping held a summit in Belarus on Thursday with the absence of one of its members, Armenia, which has been irked by what it sees as a lack of support over the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Speaking at the meeting of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, CSTO, Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed what he called the group’s role in securing peace and stability in the region. But in a sign of the widening rift between Russia and Armenia, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan snubbed the summit in the Belarusian capital of Minsk, citing his government’s dissatisfaction with the organization....
  • Israel is dropping leaflets over southern Lebanon (move north)

    11/12/2023 9:41:06 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 21 replies
    Breaking: Israel is dropping leaflets over southern Lebanon, according to Al Mayadeen It reads: "An urgent message to the residents of South Lebanon. The actions of the terrorist organization Hezbollah push the Israeli Defense Forces to act against it in the areas where you live. For your safety, you must evacuate your homes immediately and head to the safe areas in northern Lebanon. The IDF is not interested in harming you or any of your family members. Anyone who is near Hezbollah terrorists or the organization's facilities will put their lives in danger. A house used by terrorist organizations will...
  • I Told You So, Jerks

    11/08/2023 8:52:49 PM PST · by george76 · 66 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 08, 2023 | Kurt Schlichter
    Let me begin by saying to all you leftists that I told you so. Lots of leftists are supporting raping, mass-murdering Seventh Century semi-humans, and they are mad that they are now being treated like people who support raping, mass-murdering Seventh Century semi-humans. Apparently, this is a terrible attack on free speech and McCarthyism and probably Islamophobic and transphobic and is the worst thing ever since the last thing that was the worst thing ever. Well, I think it’s kind of funny. They are mad and accuse us conservatives of now embracing cancel culture. You can argue about the definition...
  • Israeli arms quietly helped Azerbaijan retake Nagorno-Karabakh, to the dismay of region's Armenians

    10/09/2023 2:27:19 PM PDT · by TexasKamaAina · 36 replies
    ABC ^ | 10/04/2023 | Isabel Debre
    The fighting prompted over 100,000 people — more than 80% of the enclave's ethnic Armenian residents — to flee in the last two weeks.
  • Another New War? Azerbaijan’s Heroes: Soldiers Who Behead Armenians

    11/06/2023 1:17:55 AM PST · by spirited irish · 15 replies
    PatriotandLiberty ^ | 11/23 | Uzay Bulut
    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on October 13 that in the coming weeks, Azerbaijan could invade Armenia. Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev has threatened Armenia with war multiple times.Meanwhile, pro-Erdogan media outlets in Turkey are also playing their war drums against Armenians. The headline news in the pro-Erdogan newspaper Türkiye on October 3 refers to Armenians in Armenia’s Syunik (Zangezur) province as “snakes”, “gangs” and “terrorists”. One headline reads: “The new nest of the snake is Zangezur”. It claims that the Armenians displaced from Artsakh (also known as Nagorno-Karabakh) are receiving military training in “terror camps in Zangezur”.When the...
  • Iran wanted Saudi Arabia to drop Israel — but failed miserably

    10/13/2023 1:11:02 PM PDT · by libh8er · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10.12.2023 | Hussein Abdul Hussain
    At first glance, Thursday’s first-ever phone call between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi might suggest the two predominantly Muslim nations are coming together to support Hamas and its war on Israel. But a closer look shows the two leaders were talking past each other. The Saudi prince, known as MBS, wants peace with Israel and his country’s full integration into the world economy, an agenda that puts him fundamentally at odds with Tehran’s drive to destroy Israel and dominate the Middle East through a network of clients and proxies. According to the Saudi readout...
  • Erdogan says Hamas not terrorists but ‘mujahideen defending their lands,’ cancels Israel trip

    10/25/2023 3:13:03 AM PDT · by fruser1 · 29 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 10/25/2023 | Lazar Berman
    Speaking to a gathering of his AK party faction in parliament, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that Israel “can view Hamas as a terrorist organization along with the West. The West owes you a lot. But Turkey does not owe you anything.” “Hamas is not a terrorist organization, it is a group of mujahideen defending their lands,” he says to a standing ovation. Erdogan also says he is canceling plans to visit Israel because of its “inhumane” war.
  • Palestinian-born Queen Rania of Jordan rages against the West for its support of Israel and says there's a 'glaring double standard' in treatment of war that 'began before October 7'

    10/25/2023 5:45:09 AM PDT · by Cecily · 42 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | October 25, 2023 | Harriet Alexander
    Palestinian-born Queen Rania of Jordan launched a remarkable attack on the West in an interview with CNN last night where she criticized America's support of Israel's retaliatory strikes against Hamas and claimed there was a 'double standard' in global sympathy for the war's victims. Rania, who was born in Kuwait to Palestinian parents and grew up in the West Bank, raged against 'apartheid regime' Israel, claiming the conflict began 'before' Hamas killed 1,400 Israelis on October 7. She said she 'of course' condemned the killing of innocent Israelis by Hamas but, asked why Israel's self-defense was not coming under the...
  • Malaysia will not be scared off from condemning Israel: Prime minister

    10/25/2023 5:16:51 AM PDT · by FarCenter · 17 replies
    Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said Tuesday that no one can intimidate and stop his country from condemning Israeli “aggression” and supporting Palestinians. Ibrahim noted he has received criticism from “some circles in Europe, the US” along with Israel. “I said as long as I am given a mandate by the people, I do not accept threats. We will still fight,” he said at a Solidarity with Palestine rally at Axiata Arena Stadium. He wanted anyone to not even “dream of threatening” his country because Malaysians know what is freedom. “Malaysians have been there (for Palestinians) until today,” he said....
  • Qatar must be held accountable for Hamas's actions against Israel - analysis

    10/25/2023 5:10:25 AM PDT · by bert · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/21/2023 | HERB KEINON
    Some voices are being raised to reassess Western ties with Qatar. “Enough is enough,” the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, said on Tuesday of the situation in Gaza. “It is untenable for Israel to be given an unconditional green light and free license to kill,” he said. Al Thani’s first words are correct, enough is enough. But what is enough is not Israel’s campaign to destroy Hamas’s military capabilities, but rather that Qatar – a state that provides diplomatic, media, and financial support to a barbaric terrorist organization that murders and mutilates men, rapes and kidnaps...
  • Turkey's Erdogan submits Sweden's NATO bid to parliament for ratification, presidency says

    10/23/2023 4:10:37 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 11 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 23, 2023 | Tuvan Gumrukcu and Huseyin Hayatsever
    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday submitted a bill approving Sweden's NATO membership bid to parliament for ratification, his office said, a move welcomed by Stockholm as it clears the way for it to join the Western defence alliance. Erdogan pleased his NATO allies at a summit in July by promising to send the legislation to parliament when it reopened on Oct. 1, having previously raised objections over Sweden's alleged harbouring of individuals who Turkey says are members of terrorist groups. Since parliament reopened, however, Turkish officials have repeatedly said Stockholm needed to take more concrete steps to clamp down...
  • Sweden closer to NATO membership after Erdogan sends accession protocol to Turkish parliament

    10/24/2023 9:26:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | 10/24/2023 | Gul Tuysuz, Jennifer Hansler and Tara Subramaniam, CNN
    Sweden inched a step closer to joining NATO on Monday after Turkey’s president sent accession protocols to parliament. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine prompted both Sweden and Finland to seek NATO membership but the former’s entry had been stymied by Turkey. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s sign off on the accession protocols comes after months of delays but it is unclear how long the process will take. Erdogan’s proposal must make its way out of a parliamentary commission and then be opened up for a general vote on the main floor of the assembly where the Turkish president and his allies...
  • Second Armenian Genocide is Underway-Perpetrated by Turkey and Azerbaijan.

    10/14/2023 5:14:28 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 13 Oct, 2023 | Uzay Bulut
    On 24 April 1915, approximately 250 leading intellectuals of Constantinople’s Armenian community (including political leaders, journalists, and religious leaders) were arrested by Turkish officials. They were then slain. This event marked the beginning of the 1915 Armenian genocide. By 1923, Turkish deportation and annihilation policies resulted in the deaths of approximately 1.5 million Armenian men, women, and children in jihad genocide during which Armenians and other Christians were targeted mainly for their religion. 108 years later, Azerbaijan and its ally Turkey have committed the same crime against the Armenians in the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). Since 2020, around 120,000 Armenians...
  • Hands that pushed Hamas attack forward are in Moscow

    10/08/2023 5:06:00 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 40 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 10/08/23 | Richard Kemp
    Don’t imagine this is just an unprovoked, brutal attack by a bunch of terrorists from Gaza. It is much more than that. The hands that pushed these killers forward are in Moscow. US President Joe Biden and European leaders have long feared an escalation of the Ukraine war and that is what they’ve now got. Unwilling to take the fight directly to NATO, instead, Putin has been fomenting conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, Serbia and Kosovo, in West Africa and now in Israel. The instability created in these places is intended to pull US attention, as well as resources, away...
  • Israel quietly arms Azerbaijan in the recapture of separatist region Nagorno-Karabakh

    10/08/2023 3:06:44 PM PDT · by euram · 42 replies
    FOX ^ | Oct 5 2023 | AP
    On Sept. 19, Azerbaijan launched an assault to recapture separatist region Nagorno-Karabakh. The reintegration of Nagorno-Karabakh into Azerbaijan has prompted tens of thousands of Armenians to flee. Azerbaijan’s campaign to recapture Nagorno-Karabakh has been quietly fueled by Israel’s powerful weapons. Israel has quietly helped fuel Azerbaijan’s campaign to recapture Nagorno-Karabakh, supplying powerful weapons to Azerbaijan ahead of its lightening offensive last month that brought the ethnic Armenian enclave back under its control, officials and experts say.
  • Russia calls on Israel and Palestinians to cease fire

    10/07/2023 7:21:12 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/7/2023 | Reuters
    Russia expresses its most serious concern at the sharp aggravation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Russian foreign ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said on Saturday. "We call on the Palestinian and Israeli sides to implement an immediate ceasefire, renounce violence, exercise the necessary restraint and establish, with the assistance of the international community, a negotiation process aimed at establishing a comprehensive, lasting and long-awaited peace in the Middle East," she said in a statement.
  • Georgia claims US contributes funds to coup preparations

    10/05/2023 7:15:04 AM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 10 replies
    Taking its fears of an imminent coup to the next level, the Georgian government is now accusing the United States of sponsoring a DIY revolution workshop in Tbilisi.USAID, the international aid arm of the US government, and its Serbia-based partner organization that organized the workshop have dismissed the claim as false and absurd. The US Embassy in Tbilisi assailed the Georgian claims, saying they “fundamentally mischaracterize” the goals of US assistance to the country. Domestic critics contend that the government’s accusations are politically motivated, intended to kneecap opposition elements as Georgia gears up for parliamentary elections in 2024.
  • 'I left to stay alive': Nagorno-Karabakh empties of ethnic Armenians

    09/27/2023 1:20:39 PM PDT · by MeganC · 8 replies
    Euronews ^ | 27/09/2023 - 08:26•Updated 11:52 | By Euronews with AFP
    <p>Baku has promised to guarantee the safety of residents, but Armenia's prime minister warned of "ethnic cleansing".</p><p>Armenian authorities said on Wednesday they have received 42,500 refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh, following Azerbaijan's lightning offensive last week.</p><p>That's more than a third of the separatist Caucasus region's total population.</p>
  • If Turkey Is Allowed To Buy F-16 Fighter Jets From The US It Will Let Sweden Into NATO

    09/26/2023 4:16:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Euroweekly News ^ | 26 September 2023 | Chris King
    TURKEY will let Sweden into NATO once they are allowed to buy F-16 fighter jets from the US. Referring to the F-16 plan and Sweden’s application to join the Alliance, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is reported as stating this Tuesday, September 26: ‘If they fulfil their promises, our parliament will also fulfil its own and take its steps accordingly’ Pointing out that the Turkish parliament has the final say on Sweden’s NATO membership, Erdogan stressed: ‘When the issue comes to the agenda of parliament, we will see together what the decision will be’, according to Speaking on the Presidential...
  • At Least 20 Dead in Gas Station Explosion as Nagorno-Karabakh Residents Flee to Armenia

    09/26/2023 11:17:16 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 5 replies
    US News ^ | September 26, 2023 | AP
    YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — At least 20 people were killed and nearly 300 others were injured in an explosion at a crowded gas station in Azerbaijan's Nagorno-Karabakh region as thousands of ethnic Armenians rushed to flee into neighboring Armenia, the separatist territory's authorities said Tuesday. Some 19,000 people — about 16% of the region's population — have fled across the border since Azerbaijan defeated separatists who have governed the breakaway region for about 30 years in a swift military operation last week, according to Armenian's Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Khachatryan. Residents of Nagorno-Karabakh scrambled to flee as soon as Azerbaijan...