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  • US Navy says new task force to patrol Red Sea amid Yemen war

    04/13/2022 5:44:50 PM PDT · by EBH · 10 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 4/13/22 | JON GAMBRELL
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy said Wednesday it will begin a new task force with allied countries to patrol the Red Sea after a series of attacks attributed to Yemen's Houthi rebels in a waterway that's essential to global trade. Vice Adm. Brad Cooper, who oversees the Navy's Mideast-based 5th Fleet, declined four times to directly name the Iran-backed Houthis in his remarks to journalists announcing the task force. However, the Houthis have launched explosive-laden drone boats and mines into the waters of the Red Sea, which runs from Egypt's Suez Canal in the north, down...
  • U.S. Navy Seizes 1,400 Assault Rifles

    12/24/2021 7:59:29 AM PST · by texas booster · 80 replies
    Military Spot ^ | DECEMBER 23, 2021 | NAVCENT Public Affairs
    U.S. 5th Fleet ships seized approximately 1,400 AK-47 assault rifles and 226,600 rounds of ammunition from a stateless fishing vessel during a flag verification boarding in accordance with customary international law in the North Arabian Sea, Dec. 20. U.S. Navy patrol coastal ships USS Tempest (PC 2) and USS Typhoon (PC 5) found the weapons during a search conducted by embarked U.S. Coast Guard personnel. The illicit weapons and ammunition were later transported to guided-missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77) where they await final disposition. The stateless vessel was assessed to have originated in Iran and transited international waters along...
  • African military regimes are chasing China out of Africa

    11/29/2021 7:24:13 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 54 replies
    https://tfiglobalnews.com ^ | November 3, 202 | by Sanbeer Singh Ranhotra
    For quite a long time now, China has been behaving like a power that owns Africa and all its resources. Having debt trapped countries, the red rogue nation has been looking to seize control of their strategic assets, with the ultimate goal of establishing bases for itself across the continent. China has been pursuing a neo-colonial agenda for quite some time, but countries of Africa are now coming together to kick China out of the continent. An interesting phenomenon is beginning to make a comeback in Africa. The vast continent is no novice when it comes to military rule and...
  • Blinken: Iran may cut nuclear breakout time to weeks if it keeps breaching deal

    06/09/2021 9:29:32 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | June 7, 2021 | Jacob Magid
    “Meanwhile, its program is galloping forward… The longer this goes on, the more the breakout time gets down… it’s now down, by public reports, to a few months at best. And if this continues, it will get down to a matter of weeks,” he lamented. Earlier Monday, the UN nuclear watchdog’s head said it was “becoming increasingly difficult” to extend a temporary inspections arrangement with Iran, as Tehran and world powers try to salvage the nuclear deal. In February, Tehran suspended some IAEA inspections, leading the agency to strike a temporary three-month deal allowing it to continue its activities despite...
  • Tigrayan 'Youth Group' Massacres Hundreds in Ethiopia

    11/30/2020 7:26:34 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Nov 30, 2020 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Pro-China WHO boss Tedros is key figure in Tigray Peoples Liberation Front. “Scores, and likely hundreds, of people were stabbed or hacked to death in Mai-Kadra, a town in the South West Zone of Ethiopia’s Tigray Region on the night of 9 November,” Amnesty International is confirming. The human rights organization verified “photographs and videos of bodies strewn across the town or being carried away on stretchers.” Deprose Muchena, Amnesty International’s director for east and southern Africa, “confirmed the massacre of a very large number of civilians, who appear to have been day laborers in no way involved in the...
  • Osama bin Laden operative at Fort Bragg (A old news story)

    03/09/2003 8:52:37 PM PST · by FreeSpeechZone · 23 replies · 1,292+ views
    Distributed by Scripps Howard News Service ^ | November 13, 2001 | By JOHN SULLIVAN and JOSEPH NEFF
    An al Qaeda operative at Fort Bragg By JOHN SULLIVAN and JOSEPH NEFF Raleigh News & Observer November 13, 2001 FORT BRAGG, N.C. - A former sergeant at Fort Bragg who became a close adviser to Osama bin Laden obtained sensitive documents describing how U.S. special operations units function. Ali A. Mohamed, a trusted trainer in bin Laden's al Qaeda network, walked the halls of the U.S. military's top warfare planning center at Fort Bragg for more than two years as an Army sergeant. From 1987 to 1989, he acquired sensitive documents describing how special operations units work and a...
  • Houthis strike Saudi oil giant’s facilities in the kingdom’s east

    03/07/2021 4:41:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 7, 2021 at 12:51 p.m. PST | By Sarah Dadouch
    In a televised statement, a spokesman for the rebel group, Brig. Gen. Yahya Sarea, said ballistic missiles and drones hit the oil giant’s facilities in Ras Tanura, a major port on Saudi Arabia’s Persian Gulf coast and one of its largest refineries, and military positions in nearby Dammam. Saudi state media later confirmed the Ras Tanura attack, quoting an unnamed Energy Ministry official saying that one petroleum tank farm was attacked Sunday morning. The official said shrapnel from a ballistic missile fell near Aramco’s residential area in Dhahran, which hosts thousands of employees and their families, but there were no...
  • Will Israel, Saudi Arabia form the NATO of the Middle East?

    03/05/2021 5:57:22 AM PST · by bert · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | MARCH 4, 2021 | LAHAV HARKOV
    Answering questions from his audience on Zoom at a Likud event on Wednesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke of two reasons four Arab states normalized ties with Israel in the past year, and more want to join them: the economic advantages of cooperating, and shared security aims. Netanyahu referred to his 2015 speech before both houses of the US Congress against the Iran deal: “During the speech, during the live broadcast, senior people from the Arab world called my people – I was still speaking – and they said: ‘We cannot believe what we are seeing... the daring of the...
  • President Trump Files UN Declaration Saying “There is No International Right to Abortion”

    12/21/2020 6:10:22 PM PST · by xomething · 13 replies
    lifenews ^ | 12/21/2020 | Stefano Gennarini JD
    Secretary General. Joined by 34 other countries, the document enshrines the Trump administration’s pro-life diplomacy on the official record of the General Assembly. “The United States strongly supports the dignity of all human beings and protecting life from the moment of conception throughout the lifespan,” Ambassador Kelly Craft wrote to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres transmitting the Geneva Consensus Declaration on Promoting Women’s Health and Strengthening the Family. Following the letter, the declaration was issued as an official document of the United Nations last week and circulated on December 11, after having been translated into all six official UN languages....
  • Russia to establish naval base in Sudan

    11/18/2020 7:50:26 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 10 replies
    AL-Monitor ^ | 11/17/20 | Kirill Semenov
    Russia plans to establish a military base on Sudan’s Red Sea coast to serve as a logistics center for the Russian navy, according to a draft agreement between Moscow and Khartoum signed by Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and released publicly Nov. 11. The agreement states that Sudan will provide a land plot for the Russian base free of charge for a period of 25 years. It will automatically renew for subsequent 10-year periods. To terminate the deal, one of the parties must notify the other party of its intention at least one year before the expiration of the next...
  • Arabs states draw closer to Israel to counter non-Arab powers Turkey and Iran

    11/12/2020 8:00:44 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 4 replies
    jns.org ^ | 11/11/20 | Ariel Ben Solomon
    The decision by three Arab states to make peace with Israel can be credited both to efforts by the Trump administration and the recognition by these Sunni states that their security would improve against the ongoing threats they face from Turkey and Iran. Iran and its proxies interfere with Arab states while promoting their Shi’ite revolutionary ideology; likewise, Turkey pushes its Sunni revolutionary ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood throughout the region. Turkey and Iran look to overthrow the Sunni Arab states that do not align with them, such as Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states. The normalization deals between the...
  • Iran offers Arab states 'mafia deal' of security or punishment after Trump

    11/10/2020 10:22:58 AM PST · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    https://www.jpost.com ^ | By SETH J. FRANTZMAN NOVEMBER 9, 2020 17:08
    The message was clearly aimed at Gulf states and others that are partnered with the US. Iran has sought to reach out to its Arab neighbors, with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif warning them that US President Donald Trump will be leaving in 70 days, but Iran’s regime will remain “forever.” He urged them to realize that “betting on outsiders to provide security is never a good gamble.” In Arabic and English, he called for dialogue and to work together. The message was clearly aimed at Gulf states and others that are partnered with the US. Iran was offering them...
  • Israeli Settlements Minister Warns of War in Middle East if Biden Wins; While Egypt worries Biden and Democrats will empower Islamists in the region

    11/06/2020 8:17:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Summit News ^ | 11/06/2020 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Israeli Settlements Minister Tzachi Hanegbi warns that a Biden presidency could ignite war in the Middle East, while Egypt fears Biden would aid the resurgence of Islamists in the region. Hanegbi pointed out that Biden has indicated he will resurrect America’s nuclear agreement with Iran which was cancelled by the Trump administration. For Israel, this would represent an existential threat to national security and drastically increase the chances of war with Tehran. “If Biden stays with that policy, there will, in the end, be a violent confrontation between Israel and Iran,” said Hanegbi. Meanwhile, other Middle Eastern countries such as...
  • Ethiopia nears (Civil) war as PM orders military into defiant region (Tigray)

    11/04/2020 11:19:06 AM PST · by BeauBo · 2 replies
    AP ^ | 4 Nov 2020 | ELIAS MESERET
    Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister on Wednesday ordered the military to confront the country’s Tigray regional government after he accused it of a deadly attack on a military base, declaring “the last red line has been crossed” after months of alleged provocations. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s move against the well-armed Tigray People’s Liberation Front raised concerns that one of Africa’s most populous and powerful countries could plunge into civil war. That would send a shock wave through one of the world’s most turbulent regions, the Horn of Africa. Ethiopia’s neighbors include Somalia and Sudan, and the prospect of spreading...
  • Biden breaking federal laws negotiating with the Palestinians for our nation.

    11/01/2020 4:35:06 PM PST · by oldenuff35 · 22 replies
    11/1/2020 | doghouse95
    It is against the law for civilians, without elected or appointed positions in our government, to with foreign governments for our government. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rGCjRLfZ8c This needs to be spread far and wide instantly.
  • As anger rises, thousands of Muslims protest French cartoons

    10/30/2020 5:52:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 30, 2020 | By ISABEL DEBRE
    DUBAI - Thousands of Muslims, from Pakistan to Lebanon to the Palestinian territories, poured out of prayer services to join anti-France protests on Friday, as the French president’s vow to protect the right to caricature the Prophet Muhammad continues to roil the Muslim world. Demonstrations in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad turned violent as some 2,000 people who tried to march toward the French Embassy were pushed back by police firing tear gas and beating protesters with batons. Crowds of Islamist activists hanged an effigy of French President Emmanuel Macron from a highway overpass after pounding it furiously with their shoes. Several...
  • Trump Announces New Middle East Peace Deal, Approval Rating Climbs to Over 50%

    10/26/2020 5:56:10 PM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 10 replies
    MenRec ^ | 10/26/20 | Staff
    President Trump announced a new peace deal in the Middle East on Friday that would normalize ties between Israel and Sudan. Sudan joins Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who announced similar historic peace agreements that involve establishing embassies, exchanging ambassadors, and beginning to work together as partners. Sudan, according to the President, has demonstrated a commitment to combating terrorism and would pay $335 million in compensation to victims of terror. “Three months ago, no one thought this was possible. Even Bibi didn’t know if this was possible, right Bibi?” Trump asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
  • The Trump Effect: Sudan Joins UAE and Bahrain in Normalizing Relations with Israel

    10/26/2020 6:55:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Oct 26, 2020 | Robert Spencer
    And why the political elites hate America's president so much. “This is one of the great days in the history of Sudan,” President Trump declared Friday. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu added: “Today, Khartoum is saying yes to peace with Israel, yes to recognition of Israel and yes to normalization with Israel. This is a new era, an era of true peace — peace that is proceeding and widening with additional Arab countries. Three in the last few weeks.” It is indeed a new era. Could it even mark the end of the modern era of jihad? In September, when...
  • Booby traps set by ISIS in Sinai kill at least 14 in 2 weeks

    10/25/2020 9:32:09 AM PDT · by xomething · 6 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | 10/25/2020 | AP and ILH Staff
    More than a dozen civilians, including women and children, have been killed in Egypt's restive northern Sinai Peninsula over the past two weeks from explosive devices laid down in their homes by terrorists... Islamic State members attacked several villages in the town of Bir al-Abd in July, forcing people to flee their homes.... The ISIS members, however, had laid booby traps in several houses that killed at least 14 people, including six from the same family ... At least 10 others have been wounded since Oct. 12... The tribes of North Sinai have been heavily targeted by terrorists who view...
  • Israel expects Oman to normalize next, Mossad chief says Saudi deal soon

    10/24/2020 8:10:08 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 37 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 24 October 2020 | TOI STAFF
    Israeli officials believe Oman is next in line to normalize relations with Israel in the near future, following the Jewish state’s blitz of deals with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and most recently Sudan, according to a report Saturday. Channel 12 said sources in the government claimed an announcement was even potentially possible before the US presidential election on November 3rd, though they stressed it could take more time, as Muscat would likely wait to see where political winds are blowing in Washington before making any major decisions... Meanwhile, Channel 12 also reported that Mossad Chief Yossi Cohen has stated...