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  • I think it’s time we put a felon in the White House.

    06/02/2024 10:30:07 AM PDT · by old school · 49 replies
    Dr. Rich Swier ^ | June 2, 2024 | Dr. Rich Swier
    "Less than 48 hours after former President Donald J. Trump was found guilty Thursday of 34 counts of falsifying business records to cover up a hush money payment to a porn star, Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco said in an Instagram post that it’s time to put a felon in the White House."
  • US withdraws troops from base in Chad following government demand

    05/02/2024 8:49:02 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | May 1, 2024 | Natasha Bertrand, CNN
    The US military has withdrawn troops from a French military base in Chad after the country demanded they leave last month, a Pentagon spokesperson and other sources familiar with the matter told CNN on Wednesday. More than half of the US troops stationed at the French military base in Chad’s capital, N’Djamena, have now left the country and relocated to Germany. CNN previously reported that fewer than 100 US troops were stationed in Chad, most of them as part of the US’ Special Operations Task Force, an important hub for US Special Operations Forces in the region. The Special Operations...
  • US to withdraw its troops from Niger, source says

    04/19/2024 7:15:54 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 31 replies
    Voice of America, Africa ^ | April19, 2024 | Reuters
    The United States will withdraw its troops from Niger, a source familiar with the matter said late on Friday, adding that an agreement was reached between U.S Deputy Secretary of State Kurt Campbell and Niger's leadership. As of last year, there were a little more than 1,000 U.S. troops in Niger, where the U.S. military operated out of two bases, including a drone base known as Air Base 201 near Agadez in central Niger at a cost of more than $100 million. Since 2018, the base has been used to target Islamic State militants and Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen,...
  • Chad’s government threatens to kick out US troops as Russia expands influence in Africa

    04/19/2024 3:43:36 PM PDT · by hardspunned · 114 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/18/24 | Haley Britzky
    The US risks losing its military presence in another African country as the government of Chad sent a letter threatening to end a critical security agreement, according to four US sources, a move that threatens to cede more US influence in the region to Russia. In a letter sent to the US defense attaché last week, Chadian officials threatened to cancel the Status of Forces Agreement, or SOFA, which determines the rules and conditions under which US military personnel can operate in the country. While the letter did not directly order the US military to leave Chad, the officials told...
  • Woman hurls clothes over sixth-floor NYC balcony after boyfriend caught cheating: video

    12/02/2023 9:40:36 AM PST · by DFG · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/02/2023 | Deirdre Bardolf
    She really aired her dirty laundry. A Bedford-Stuyvesant woman who apparently came home to find her boyfriend in bed with another woman went berserk, tossing his clothes and other items from her sixth-floor balcony in a caught-on-video tirade. Neighbors watched, and filmed, as shirts and pants piled up and snagged in a tree below the scorned girlfriend’s Atlantic Avenue apartment. “Oh wow, she’s giving them a show,” exclaimed a neighbor who recorded the rampage from a few floors below. The 34-year-old woman was so enraged by the alleged cheater, that she stripped naked during the Nov. 20 rampage, police and...
  • Newly divorced mom scammed of entire $100,000 401k savings in Tinder ‘pig butchering’ scheme

    06/19/2023 1:38:05 PM PDT · by libh8er · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6.18.2023 | Ronny Reyes
    A recently divorced woman lost her entire 401(k) savings to a scammer she met on Tinder who convinced her to invest in cryptocurrency — the latest “pig butchering” scheme targeting lonely people. Rebecca Holloway, 42, a mother-of-three, said she was swindled out of $100,000 by a scammer claiming to be a French entrepreneur named “Fred” after the two matched on Tinder in March, the Daily Mail reports. She added: “Looking back, the signs are so obvious. But at the time you want to believe it’s real.” The scam that hit Holloway is the latest example of “pig butchering,” a term...
  • Sudan: Mixed Opinions in South Darfur Over Call to Arm Civilians

    05/30/2023 5:29:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Many Sudanese now fear "all-out civil war", according to the Forces for Freedom and Change (FLC), the civilian bloc ousted from power in the 2021 putsch led by the two generals, then allies and now at war. Calls to arm civilians are multiplying. In Darfur, already ravaged by a deadly war in the 2000s, local militias, tribal fighters and armed civilians have joined the fighting. Governor Minni Minnawi, a former rebel leader now close to the army, called on the population on Sunday to take up arms "to protect their property". "We need to arm ourselves, because everyone is in...
  • US embassy staff in Sudan successfully evacuated

    04/22/2023 8:15:19 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 27 replies
    ABC ^ | 4-22-23
    The U.S. military has successfully completed the evacuation of the American embassy in war-torn Sudan, President Joe Biden said late Saturday evening. Biden confirmed the evacuation of U.S. government personnel from Khartoum and that the administration would continue to assist Americans in Sudan. "I am proud of the extraordinary commitment of our Embassy staff, who performed their duties with courage and professionalism and embodied America's friendship and connection with the people of Sudan. I am grateful for the unmatched skill of our service members who successfully brought them to safety. And I thank Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Saudi Arabia, which were...
  • Secret Pentagon documents leak suspect 'is gun enthusiast who ran gaming chatroom'

    04/13/2023 4:11:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    SKY News ^ | April 13, 2023
    The man behind a hugely embarrassing leak of highly classified military documents is believed to be a young gun enthusiast who shared the secrets in a group for gamers. Known as "OG" in the Discord chatroom, the man allegedly claimed to spend parts of his day inside a secure facility where phones were banned, according to a story published by the Washington Post. He initially typed up versions of highly secret documents and posted them for the group of about 25 active members from various countries to read, but later switched to posting slews of photos of the documents themselves....
  • Chad says it has nationalized all assets owned by Exxon Mobil

    03/25/2023 11:52:57 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 48 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 23, 2023 | Bate Felix
    N'DJAMENA, March 23 (Reuters) - Chad has nationalized all the assets and rights including hydrocarbon permits and exploration and production authorisations that belonged to a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil (XOM.N), the Central African nation's energy and hydrocarbons ministry said in a statement on Thursday. Exxon Mobil said in December that it had closed the sale of its operations Chad and Cameroon to London-listed Savannah Energy (SAVES.L) in a $407 million deal, but the Chadian government contested the agreement, saying the final terms were different from what Exxon Mobil had presented. It warned that it may ask courts to block Savannah's...
  • Has Chinese Government Financed Biden Campaign Through Hunter? – OpEd

    10/16/2020 10:06:46 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 20 replies
    https://www.eurasiareview.com ^ | Oct 17, 2020 | By Nauman Sadiq
    In a tit-for-tat response to the New York Post’s explosive report alleging Hunter Biden introduced a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm he was working for to his vice president dad, the Daily Beast has come up with a scoop [1] that the hard disks in which Hunter’s emails were found were provided to Rudy Giuliani by a Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui on behalf of dissident members of Chinese Communist Party. According to the report, “Weeks before the New York Post began publishing what it claimed were the contents of Hunter Biden’s hard drive, a Sept. 25 segment on...
  • Seven Million Years Ago, the Oldest Known Early Human Was Already Walking

    08/28/2022 5:13:37 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 124 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | August 24, 2022 | Brian Handwerk
    A blackened, broken leg bone from Earth’s prehistoric past may hold the answer to when early humans diverged from apes and started their own evolutionary path.The fossilized find, first uncovered two decades ago, suggests that early humans regularly walked on two feet some seven million years ago... Since many consider bipedalism the major milestone that put our own lineage on a different evolutionary path than the apes, Sahelanthropus could be the very oldest known hominin—the group consisting of modern humans, extinct human species and all of our immediate ancestors.The species could even be our oldest non-ape ancestor, if its lineage...
  • AP on Stewart Rhodes: For Oath Keepers and founder, Jan. 6 was weeks in the making

    01/16/2022 11:55:55 AM PST · by RandFan · 31 replies
    AP ^ | Jan 16 | By COLLEEN LONG
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Two days after the presidential election on Nov. 2, 2020, the Oath Keepers were already convinced that victory had been stolen from President Donald Trump and members of the far-right militia group were making plans to march on the U.S. Capitol. “We aren’t getting through this without a civil war,” the group’s leader, Stewart Rhodes, wrote fellow members, according to court documents. “Too late for that. Prepare your mind. body. spirit.” Five days after the election, when The Associated Press and other news outlets declared Democrat Joe Biden the winner, the documents say Rhodes told Oath...
  • Control of southern entrance to the Red Sea the next Mid-East flashpoint

    04/01/2015 10:38:15 AM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 18 replies
    Island Turtle ^ | April 1, 2015 | Corky Boyd
    The Israeli intelligence blog Debka File reports that pro-Iranian Houthi troops have taken over control of the strategic straits (Bab el-Mandeb) at the southern entrance to the Red Sea. This choke point threatens all commercial and military maritime traffic from the oil rich nations bound for the Suez Canal and the Mediterranean. "Control of the Red Sea Bab el-Mandeb Straits passed Tuesday, March 31 to pro-Iranian Yemeni forces when the Yemeni Army’s 117th Brigade loyal to the former Yemeni President Ali Saleh handed positions guarding the waterway to two Houthi commando battalions trained by Iranian Revolutionary Guards. This is revealed...
  • Harris, prominent Democrats listed as 'key contacts' for Biden family business venture projects

    10/22/2020 7:21:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/22/2020 | By Brooke Singman
    Email is unrelated to the laptop or hard drive purportedly belonging to Hunter Biden EXCLUSIVE: A list of “key domestic contacts” for a joint venture involving Jim and Hunter Biden and now-bankrupt CEFC China Energy Co. included former Vice President Joe Biden's current running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, among other prominent Democrats, Fox News has learned. An email exclusively obtained by Fox News, with the subject line “Phase one domestic contacts/ projects” and dated May 15, 2017, Biden’s brother, Jim Biden, shared a list of “key domestic contacts for phase one target projects.” The email is unrelated to the laptop...
  • Conservatives Flying Freak Flags Embrace ‘Being the Villain’

    01/21/2022 8:15:57 AM PST · by Katya · 15 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 01/04/2022 | Matt Lewis
    "salacious revelations about Murphy’s life resurfaced in the aftermath after those killings, including something he wrote in 2015 about sharing his “hot young girlfriend” with a “stranger from Tinder.” Just before Christmas, Sydney Watson asked Murphy about it on Blaze TV, and it did not go well. He cursed her and attempted to intimidate her for bringing up the incident."
  • Chad President Idriss Deby dies after 30 years in power, military says

    04/20/2021 4:33:01 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 29 replies
    dw.com ^ | April 20, 2021 | deutsche welle
    Chad's President Idriss Debby has died while visiting troops on the front lines of a fight against northern rebels, an army spokesman said on Tuesday. Deby's death comes just one day after he was declared the winner of a sixth term in office, marking over 30 years in power.
  • U.S. embassy to withdraw staff as Chad rebels advance

    04/20/2021 12:16:59 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 16 replies
    https://www.reuters.com ^ | April 18, 2021 | Reuters
    The United States has ordered its non-essential staff in Chad to leave the African country as rebel fighters approached the capital on Sunday after early election results showed President Idriss Deby on course to extend his three-decade rule. Deby, who seized power in 1990 at the head of an armed rebellion, is a staunch ally of France and the United States in the fight against Islamist militants in the arid Sahel region. "Due to their growing proximity to N'Djamena and the possibility for violence in the city, non-essential U.S. government employees have been ordered to leave Chad by commercial airline,"...
  • Cameroon's Museum of War Keeps Ancient Stories Alive

    03/29/2021 1:06:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Africa News ^ | 23/03/21 | Joel Honoré Kouam
    Goulfey, a town located about fifty kilometers from Kousseri in the northern region of Cameroon, is experiencing a new captivating look. Most tourists who arrive here are fascinated by the design of this small sultanate situated at the edge of the Logone River and close to Ndjamena, the Chadian capital. Goulfey, is a clay dwelling built centuries ago. It was converted to a museum and also acts as a cultural centre where young people come to learn about the rich culture of the Kotokos. "First and foremost. this museum serves the history of the Kotoko principality. So this mass of...
  • Suspected Boko Haram attack kills four Chadian soldiers

    11/25/2020 7:44:07 PM PST · by xomething · 8 replies
    reuters ^ | 11/25/2020 | Madjiasra Nako
    N’DJAMENA (Reuters) - Four soldiers in southwest Chad were killed and dozens injured in an explosion on a boat thought to have been caused by an improvised bomb, a local official said on Wednesday, suggesting it was the work of Islamist group Boko Haram. Chad has suffered attacks on its soil from Nigeria-based Boko Haram since 2015. The jihadist insurgency first erupted in northeast Nigeria in 2009 before spreading into Chad, Niger and northern Cameroon, and killed more than 30,000 people. The blast occurred on Tuesday night on a boat travelling near Ngouboua, around 25 km (15 miles) from the...