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  • Ellsworth B-1B bomber flies over Mideast amid Iran tensions

    11/01/2021 1:34:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    KELO ^ | Oct 31, 2021 | Perry Groten
    The B-1B Lancer bomber flew Saturday over the Strait of Hormuz... the Red Sea, its narrow Bab el-Mandeb Strait and Egypt’s Suez Canal. Bahrain, Egypt and Saudi Arabia also took part. The B-1B came from the 37th Bomb Squadron based at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota.
  • OPINION - Nobel Committee refuses to honor Trump and Pompeo’s Abraham Accords

    10/31/2021 2:30:07 AM PDT · by blueplum · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 30 October 2021 | Michael McKenna
    At the beginning of October, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2021 to two journalists — Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov — for “their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.” The committee noted that “they are representatives of all journalists … in a world in which democracy and freedom of the press face increasingly adverse conditions.” Fair enough. It is also fair to point out that it’s possible that part of the reason why the committee gave the award to a couple of reporters was to avoid...
  • Iran’s supreme leader urges reversal of Arab states’ normalization with Israel

    10/24/2021 4:04:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 10/24/2021
    The United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco all said in 2020 they would normalize ties with Israel, as Washington under the administration of then-US president Donald Trump made Arab-Israeli rapprochement a foreign policy priority. “Some governments have unfortunately made errors — have made big errors and have sinned in normalizing (their relations) with the usurping and oppressive Zionist regime,” Khamenei says... “It is an act against Islamic unity, they must return from this path and make up for this big mistake,”
  • Accused by Bennett of being a racist a liar, Arab MK Aida-Touma Suleiman expressed a 'spitting' at 'Abraham Accord' attendees from Bahrain. Earlier she embraced PLFP terrorist

    10/14/2021 6:13:05 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 8 replies
    Various sources
    ________Mar 2020:N. BENNET ACCUSED AIDA-TOUMA SULEIMAN OF BEING A LIAR AND A RACIST Naftali Bennett to MK Touma Suleiman: "You are a liar, antisemitic and...", Channel 7, Mar 13, 2020. The defense minister attacked MK Thomas Suleiman, who claimed that the IDF was spraying Palestinians with unidentified material. "It is unbelievable that Boogie and Gantz are ready to form a government with you." Defense Minister Naftali Bennett today (Friday) sharply attacked MK Aida Toma Suleiman from the joint list, who defamed the IDF and claimed that he was spraying "unidentified material" on Palestinians in the Qalandiya crossing. ''You're a liar,...
  • Kushner, Ivanka Trump in Jerusalem for Abraham Accords initiative

    10/11/2021 11:21:52 AM PDT · by elpadre · 6 replies
    france24 ^ | October 11, 2021
    Israeli lawmakers flanked by former president Donald Trump's daughter and son-in-law launched an initiative in Jerusalem on Monday to advance the Abraham Accords that saw Arab states normalise ties with Israel. Jared Kushner, a former White House adviser married to Ivanka Trump, was a major architect of the deals between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco. At the launch of the Abraham Accords Caucus in Israel's parliament, the Knesset, Kushner said the agreements created a "new paradigm" in the region, which could have "very different outcomes" depending on the actions of current leaders. Critics of the...
  • Report: Sudanese delegation visited Israel this week

    10/09/2021 2:03:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/10/21 | Elad Benari
    A Sudanese delegation made up of senior security and military officials visited Israel earlier this week to discuss relations between the two countries, the Al-Arabiya network reported on Friday. No details were provided about the meetings. Sudan became the third Arab country to normalize ties with Israel as part of the Abraham Accords brokered by the Trump Administration in October, 2020, following the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. The agreement between Israel and Sudan was announced days after then-US President Donald Trump officially removed Sudan from the list of nations that sponsor and finance terrorism. However, despite the agreement, no...
  • Love Lost For a Shawarma

    09/25/2021 9:32:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    GDN Online ^ | Sun, 26 Sep 2021 | Noor Zahra
    A dejected Bahraini failed to win the heart of his bride-to-be with a shawarma wedding day surprise and not only ended up losing in love … but also in law. A court rejected his request to get back his dowry as he did not allow his fiancée to organise the event as promised after three years of engagement.
  • As Inflation Skyrockets in the US, Russia and Saudi Arabia Sign Agreement Ending the ‘Petrol Dollar’, Putting the US Dollar and Economy at Even Higher Risk

    08/30/2021 8:02:49 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 30, 2021 | Joe Hoft
    Snip: Yellen also warned that not raising the debt limit would injure the economy in July. This issue was not addressed in the $5 trillion of spending pushed through last week. Newsweek reported in July: Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned members of Congress on Friday that if the debt ceiling is not raised, it will risk “irreparable harm to the U.S. economy and the livelihoods of all Americans,” according to the Daily Caller. In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Yellen expressed that she did not know how long the Treasury Department could keep the United States from defaulting...
  • Russia, Saudi Arabia Sign Military Pact amid Biden Chaos in Afghanistan (Major Event)

    08/29/2021 7:22:55 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 24, 2021 | Ben Wheldon
    Saudi and Russian officials Tuesday announced the signing of military cooperation pact between the two countries. Saudi Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman announced the agreement via Twitter, stating it would aid in “developing joint military cooperation between the two countries.” In a second tweet, he elaborated on his meeting with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Shoygu, in which the pair explored ways to “strengthen the military and defense cooperation between our two countries.” I signed an agreement today with the Russian Deputy Minister of Defense Colonel General Alexander Fomin between the Kingdom and the Russian Federation aimed at developing joint military...
  • Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman rattles Muslim clergy, challenges sources of sharia

    06/24/2021 6:00:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/24/2021 | Thomas Lifson
    This is huge. Those of us who have had hopes that Saudi Arabia can be transformed from a sponsor of hardline jihad into a modernizing force in the Islamic world have cause for optimism.Remarks made by the real ruler of Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS), suggest that he is carefully laying the grounds for a fundamental reinterpretation of orthodox Islam.Tarek Fatah, a fellow at the Middle East Forum, writes in the Toronto Sun:When the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, challenged the fundamental precepts of Islamic Sharia in an interview on April...
  • The Clock Is Ticking - Countdown To Conflict Between Israel And Iran

    08/10/2021 3:35:49 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 70 replies
    PNW ^ | 8/9/21 | Michael Snyder
    The clock has been ticking for a long time, and now Israel is telling us that Iran is "only around 10 weeks away from acquiring weapons-grade materials necessary for a nuclear weapon". The Israelis have always been very clear about the fact that they will never, ever allow the Iranians to get to that point, and so that would appear to leave only 10 weeks remaining to avert a major war in the Middle East. And let us certainly hope that war can be averted, because a major war in the Middle East could easily spark a full-blown global war....
  • Canadian Civil Liberties Boss Says ‘Burn It All Down’ as Churches Torched

    07/05/2021 6:36:46 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/5/21 | Jack Montgomery
    The executive director of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA), Harsha Walia, is under fire for commenting on a story about the wave of church arsons sweeping Canada by saying “Burn it all down.” Walia, a Bahrain-born South Asian based in Vancouver and described as “a community organizer and campaigner in migrant justice, feminist, anti-capitalist, abolitionist, and anti-imperialist movements” in her profile at the left-wing Intercept, made the inflammatory intervention in response to a VICE report on two Roman Catholic churches being burned down in Alberta and Nova Scotia. Many churches have been burned or vandalised in recent days,...
  • Iraq, Egypt, Jordan agree to boost security and economic ties at Baghdad summit

    06/28/2021 8:53:26 AM PDT · by elpadre · 8 replies ^ | June 28, 2021
    Egypt, Jordan and Iraq agreed to bolster security and economic cooperation at a tripartite summit Sunday that saw an Egyptian head of state visit Iraq for the first time in three decades. The visits by Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Jordan's King Abdullah II came as Iraq seeks to move closer to Arab allies of the United States in the Middle East. Iraq is also seeking to establish itself as a mediator between Arab countries and Iran, after reportedly hosting talks in April between Tehran and Riyadh. Sisi and Abdullah met Iraqi President Barham Saleh and Prime Minister Mustafa...
  • Obama-Biden Retreads Prepare to Kowtow to Tehran's Brutal Hangman

    06/23/2021 5:07:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | June 23, 2021 | Austin Bay
    Team Obama-Biden's decision to brand its 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the so-called "Iran nuclear deal," as comprehensive was White House disinformation of the vilest sort: a blatant lie told to deceive the American people. President Barack Obama's JCPOA was anything but comprehensive. It had weak nuclear inspection requirements and enforcement mechanisms, which Iran easily skirted. Documents that Israeli intelligence acquired in 2018 confirmed Tehran routinely violated the JCPOA. The plan of action? Inaction in the face of Tehran's calculated violence is more apt. Team Obama-Biden failed to penalize the Iranian regime's covert and overt violent troublemaking, a grievous...
  • Apartheid and AOC's Malicious Ignorance-An intriguing stance on Islamic apartheid and jihad

    05/25/2021 7:17:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 25, 2021 | Joseph Puder
    The hypocrisy of the Left in the US is boundless. The likes of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (AOC) epitomize it. This New York Congresswoman has shamelessly called Israel an “apartheid state.” She didn’t call the Hamas terrorist regime in Gaza, which is “Judenrein,” (any Jew found in Gaza would be murdered) or Saudi Arabia, and Jordan, who do not allow Jews to live in its territories, apartheid states. They actually deserve that title. Conversely, Israel is an open democracy with a free press, the rule-of-law, and where human and civil rights are observed. Israel brought Black African Jews from Ethiopia, to...
  • Arabs: Hamas Does Not Care About Palestinian Suffering

    05/23/2021 7:06:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | May 23, 2021 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    While many in the West denounced Israel for its military strikes in the Gaza Strip over the past week, prominent Arab writers and political analysts held the Iranian-backed Hamas responsible for the violence and bloodshed.These Arabs evidently understand what the anti-Israel activists around the world fail to see — that Hamas has brought nothing but disaster and despair to the two million Palestinians living under its rule in the Gaza Strip.These Arabs also seem to understand that Israel is not waging war on the Palestinians, but against an Islamist terrorist group whose charter openly calls for jihad (holy war) and...
  • 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...
  • A powder keg, courtesy of Washington (Glick)

    05/10/2021 6:33:59 AM PDT · by texas booster · 8 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | 05/07/2021 | Carilyn B Glick
    Since the Democrats took control of the White House and both Houses of Congress a hundred days ago, the Middle East has become a powder keg. But Israel's ruling class sees nothing. In Afghanistan and Iraq, violent attacks against US forces are rising steeply. From January through April, attacks on US forces increased 40%. President Joe Biden's announcement that the US will withdraw its forces from the country by September 11, the 20th anniversary of the jihadist attacks on the US worsened the situation by communicating a message of profound American weakness and defeatism. The Taliban, al-Qaida and Iran clearly...
  • Palestinian President Unleashes Profane Rant Against Rest of the World (some bad languageat the site)

    04/28/2021 4:59:01 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4-27-21 | Adam Kredo
    Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas was recently caught badmouthing several countries, including the United States and his Arab neighbors, during a profanity-laced rant that raises new concerns about the 85-year-old leader's deteriorating health. The Arabic language rant is renewing speculation that Abbas—who is overweight and a heavy cigarette smoker—is in poor mental and physical health as he carries out his 16th year in office. His government is under great strain amid monumental regional shifts that have seen Israel make peace with its traditional Arab foes. When asked by an unidentified attendee at the Fatah political party's April 19 meeting what his...
  • Russia and the New Middle East: Russia’s Predicaments both Foreign and Domestic

    04/11/2021 5:39:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American ^ | April 11, 2021 | Ted Belman and Alex Maistrovoy
    Russia maintains the balance of power among these three alliances, in order to advance its own interests, exactly as the European powers did during their heyday in the 19th century. One of her main tasks is ousting the United States from the region and simultaneously putting pressure on Washington in the global geopolitical games. (See addendum below) It is calculating, calibrated and clever realpolitik, contrasting with America’s ignorant, chaotic and inconsistent politics based on ideological, mercantile or personal preferences. Israel is holding back the ambitions of both Iran and Turkey. This is a good thing from Russia’s point of view....