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  • Antony Blinken had yet another problem with his Boeing plane. He had to go in a car instead

    04/08/2024 3:49:12 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | April 3, 2024 | Chris Isidore & Jennifer Hansler
    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is the latest person dealing with problems with a Boeing jet. Blinken and other State Department officials who are in Europe for talks about the wars in Ukraine and Gaza were forced to ride by car between Paris and Brussels Wednesday because the Air Force C-40 jet, a modified version of the Boeing 737 used commercial airlines, developed unspecified problems, according to the press pool traveling with him. Blinken travels on aircraft from the Air Force fleet. The top US diplomat arrived without incident to the Belgian capital for a meeting of the NATO...
  • Sorry, Blinken, but Palestinians are Hamas

    04/06/2024 2:47:21 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 13 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-06-24 | DrJohn
    There is a lot consternation about Israel rooting out Hamas in Gaza. IMO one needs to watch this before even thinking about taking sides. It documents what happened on October 7 and it is very graphic. It clearly depicts the mentality and depravity of Hamas. Secretary of State Tony Blinken came close to comparing Israel to Hamas, which is abominable. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warns that Israel risks becoming indistinguishable from Hamas if it continues to fail to protect civilians amid the Gaza war.CNN Militants in Gaza cheer as motionless hostage is paraded around, video shows Her body...
  • Ukraine Will Join NATO, Says Antony Blinken

    04/04/2024 8:03:39 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/04/2024 | OLIVER JJ LANE
    NATO is going to “build a bridge” towards Ukraine becoming a member state of the defensive alliance, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on the organisation’s 75th birthday. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member states met in Brussels at the alliance’s headquarters on Thursday to toast the 75th anniversary of its founding, among them U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken who like others used the occasion to discuss renewed Russian aggression and the potential place of Ukraine among its members. He emphasised the view, already articulated multiple times by NATO leaders in recent years, that “Ukraine will become a member...
  • Biden Condemns "Islamophobia" [semi-satire]

    03/28/2024 11:18:22 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 March 2024 | John Semmens
    This week, President Biden, in observance of the International Day to Combat Islamophobia, condemned "the hate that Muslims face because of their beliefs and the ugly resurgence of Islamophobia following the war in Gaza. Let us rededicate ourselves to a world where people of all faiths are free to live without fear." Meanwhile, Imam Abdou Zindani observed the International Day to Combat Islamophobia by saying "one day Muslims will slaughter Jews like sheep." A poll in Palestine found that 71% see the October 7 attack and massacre of unarmed civilian Israeli Jews as a good decision and that 93% do...
  • As Israel Eyes Last Hamas Stronghold, Experts Urge Biden to Support Netanyahu

    03/25/2024 11:08:35 PM PDT · by Rev M. Bresciani · 11 replies
    New American Prophet ^ | March 26, 2024 | Dan Hart
    Over the weekend, the Biden administration ratcheted up its rhetoric against Israel’s fight against the terrorist group Hamas, as Vice President Kamala Harris declared that there could be “consequences” for Israel if it invades the southernmost Gazan city of Rafah, which remains the last major stronghold of Hamas. Experts and lawmakers say that despite the difficult situation in Rafah, where hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees are encamped, the U.S. must support Israel’s military efforts to rid Gaza of Hamas in the wake of the terrorist group’s October 7 atrocities.
  • Netanyahu to Blinken on Rafah: We’d Prefer Your Support, But We’ll Do It Alone

    03/22/2024 7:32:42 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/22/2024 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday after meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken that there was no alternative to an attack in Rafah, and that Israel was prepared to do so without U.S. support. While thanking Blinken for American help thus far, and while sharing his concern for civilians in Gaza, Netanyahu said that “we have no way to defeat Hamas without going into Rafah and eliminating the rest of the battalions there. And I told him that I hope we will do it with the support of the U.S., but if we need to, we will...
  • North Korea Fires Ballistic Missiles as Antony Blinken Lands in Seoul

    03/18/2024 8:43:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/18/2024 | FRANCES MARTEL
    The communist regime of North Korea reportedly fired several ballistic missiles on Monday, an apparent gesture of “welcome” to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who landed in Seoul, South Korea, on Sunday to attend President Joe Biden’s “Summit for Democracy.” The “Summit for Democracy” is an event Biden founded virtually in 2021, ostensibly to bring together the leaders of the free world to discuss ways to protect the integrity of free states and combat authoritarianism. The “Summit for Democracy” has been met with ridicule and alarm in prior iterations, as the inaugural summit featured the State Department causing a “technical...
  • Qatar Offered to Expel Hamas Leaders; Blinken Said No

    03/15/2024 8:44:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/15/2024 | David Strom
    I have long been wondering about Qatar's willingness to host Hamas' leadership post-10/7. As non-Western as Qatar is, the Emirate has been working assiduously to court Western approval and is hardly a radical Islamist state. This is not to suggest the regime is liberal or Liberal, but rather that they aren't exactly Iranian-style fanatics. The state is pretty much what you would expect in a country that is in a dangerous region filled with radicals but with an elite who are Western-educated and resolutely capitalist. I had long suspected that Western governments had given implicit approval for Qatar's hosting of...
  • Nuland Resigned Because Blinken Did Not Make Her No. 2 at State, Veteran US Diplomat Says

    03/06/2024 5:36:39 PM PST · by hardspunned · 50 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 3/6/24 | Sputnik
    Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland, a driving force in keeping Ukraine at war with Russia, announced her resignation because she was passed over for further promotion in favor of Kurt Campbell, ex-US diplomat and former State Department consultant on US-Russia relations James Carden told Sputnik. Nuland, who had served under Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott in President Bill Clinton's administration in the 1990s, was a favorite of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and ran European and Eurasian affairs as assistant secretary of state under Hillary Clinton's successor, John Kerry. She then served as acting deputy...
  • Antony Blinken Accuses Israel of Trying to ‘Dehumanize’ Palestinians - Followup

    03/01/2024 2:06:17 AM PST · by magooey · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb. 7, 2024 | Joel B. Pollak
    JERUSALEM, Israel — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken made the shocking accusation late Wednesday night during a press briefing in Israel’s capital that Israel is “dehumaniz[ing]” Palestinians in Gaza because of the humanitarian toll of the war in Gaza. “Israelis were dehumanized in the most horrific way on October 7th,” Blinken said. “The hostages have been demonized every day since. But that cannot be a license to dehumanize others.” He did not provide any evidence that Israel has been “dehumanizing” Palestinians, but simply seemed to suggest that the suffering of Palestinian civilians who “had nothing to do with the...
  • Reports: Blinken Hopes Brazil’s Lula Helps Clean Up Biden Mess in Venezuela

    02/22/2024 11:53:25 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/22/2024 | CHRISTIAN K. CARUZO
    The United States is reportedly hoping that Brazil’s radical leftist President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva uses his “influence” to convince Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro to commit to a “free and fair” election following his meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday. The “free and fair” presidential election agreement — which the Maduro regime and Venezuelan opposition signed in 2023 and Blinken has repeatedly promoted over the years — has, so far, resulted in a major blunder for the Biden Administration. Venezuela’s political situation was one of the subjects reportedly discussed in Blinken’s meeting with Lula,...
  • Israeli Minister Calls Out Blinken for ‘Rushing to Embrace a Holocaust-denying Antisemite’

    02/21/2024 6:38:40 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/21/2024 | Joel B Pollack
    Amichai Chikli, Israel’s minister of Diaspora affairs, Amichai Chikli, called out U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken Wednesday for “rushing to embrace a Holocaust-denying antisemite” by meeting with Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, or Lula. As Breitbart News reported, Blinken had earlier publicized his meeting with Lula, and praised him, without mentioning that the Brazilian leader had recently abused the memory of the Holocaust to criticize Israel’s war of self-defense against Hamas terrorists.
  • Ultra Vires ('Beyond the Powers')

    02/10/2024 5:49:58 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    Dr. Robert W. Malone (via substack) ^ | 10 Feb 2024 | Dr. Robert W. Malone
    The rise of the administrative state and inverse totalitarianismThe State Department is censoring and limiting the circulation of disfavored press outlets.According to a new lawsuit filed in December on behalf of two media organizations, those being The Daily Wire and The Federalist, as well as the State of Texas and AG Ken Paxton versus the U.S. Department of State (the State Department) through its Global Engagement Center (GEC) and various US government officials, it is alleged that the defendants are actively intervening in the news-media market to both censor and limit the circulation of disfavored press outlets. These illegal activities...
  • Antony Blinken Accuses Israel of Trying to ‘Dehumanize’ Palestinians

    02/08/2024 9:19:54 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Feb 2024 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    JERUSALEM, Israel — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken made the shocking accusation late Wednesday night during a press briefing in Israel’s capital that Israel is “dehumaniz[ing]” Palestinians in Gaza because of the humanitarian toll of the war in Gaza. “Israelis were dehumanized in the most horrific way on October 7th,” Blinken said. “The hostages have been demonized every day since. But that cannot be a license to dehumanize others.” He did not provide any evidence that Israel has been “dehumanizing” Palestinians, but simply seemed to suggest that the suffering of Palestinian civilians who “had nothing to do with the...
  • Blinken Tried to Meet Privately with Israeli Military Chief; Netanyahu Nixed

    02/07/2024 8:53:26 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/07/2024 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken tried to meet privately with Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi on Wednesday, without Israel’s elected leaders present, before the meeting was blocked by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Blinken is currently on a visit to Israel to discuss hostage negotiations and the Biden administration’s goal of a Palestinian state. The Times of Israel reported: A previously scheduled one-on-one meeting between US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi will not take place, amid reports that the Prime Minister’s Office opposed a meeting between a foreign diplomat...
  • Stranded in Davos: Antony Blinken Is Stuck in Switzerland, Compliments of a Boeing 737 Oxygen Leak

    01/17/2024 4:52:43 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 39 replies
    Red State ^ | 17 Jan 2024 | Susie Moore
    It's that time of year again: Our betters are in Davos, Switzerland, at the World Economic Forum annual meeting, devising ways to tell us what to drive, eat, and cook with. All manner of bigwigs are in attendance, including our own Secretary of State, Antony Blinken. Unfortunately, Blinken's plans to return to the U.S. hit some turbulence: It seems the Boeing 737 he was set to take back to the homeland has sprung a leak. I'm not sure exactly what that's a metaphor for, but surely, it's something. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was unable to fly home from...
  • Blinken is currently stuck in Davos after a "critical aircraft error" with a modified Boeing 737

    01/17/2024 9:35:55 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 73 replies
    Blinken is currently stuck in Davos after a "critical aircraft error" with a modified Boeing 737
  • Blinken says pathway to Palestinian state necessary for Israel’s security

    01/17/2024 6:09:25 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/17/2024 | LAUREN IRWIN
    Secretary of State Antony Blinken reiterated his belief that finding a pathway for Palestine to become its own state is “necessary” for Israel to obtain “genuine security,” while giving remarks in Davos, Switzerland. “The problem is getting from here to there, and of course, it requires very difficult, challenging decisions,” Blinken said Wednesday at the World Economic Forum, as reported by The Associated Press. “It requires a mindset that is open to that perspective.” The secretary continued, claiming the biggest concern around security would be Iran and its proxies, including the Houthi rebels in Yemen, as war continues to rage...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 1/12/2024 Newsdump Friday More Yemen Bombing With Attacks Seen As Step Towards War With Iran, Tortured Journalist Dies In Ukrainian Prison, Israel Offers Defense At World Court

    01/12/2024 8:10:41 PM PST · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/12/2024 | Nextrush/Self
    Its Saturday in Taiwan voting in the Presidential Election underway... Major bank Citigroup planning to cut 20,000 jobs over the next two years... US federal prosecutors seeking the death penalty in a 'hate crime" mass murder... A lot of drama and attention focused on the southern US border and the situation at Eagle Pass, Texas... US Secretary of State Antony Blinken meeting a top Chinese Communist Party official in Washington... Journalist Gonzalo Lira a citizen of Chile and the US dying in a Ukrainian prison... More strikes underway in Yemen tonight... US politics and Joe Biden talking about a "judgement...
  • Blinken says Israel has ‘no choice’ but to cooperate with UN in Gaza

    01/10/2024 2:07:09 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/10/2024 | LAUREN SFORZA
    Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Israel must cooperate with the United Nations in Gaza to get aid to civilians as Israel enters its fourth month of war with militant group Hamas. MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell pressed Blinken on why there is still a lack of humanitarian aid entering Gaza. Blinken said it’s necessary for Israel to work with the U.N. to get the much-needed aid into Gaza, where 90 percent of the population is eating less than one meal a day. “It is imperative that Israel work with the United Nations. It’s imperative that this assistance get in, that more...