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  • Gavin Newsom Sneaks Into Grace Community Church At Night To Steal All The Hymnals

    08/16/2020 2:14:59 PM PDT · by DFG · 36 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 08/16/2020
    ‘Twas the night before Sunday, when through GCC, No Spirit was stirring, for those gifts had ceased. The hymnals were nestled all snug in their pews, For J-Mac was coming to preach the good news. Then in crept Ol' Gavin, with loathing and spite To snatch up those hymnals, in the dead of the night. He went one by one, threw each one in his sack From the very first pew, to the one in the back. Then Newsom he laughed, such a terrible laugh, And said, “This will cut their dumb service in half!” “No worship, no singing, they’ll...
  • Who's Bombing Syria? Video Shows New Strikes and Massive Explosion as World Powers Clash

    04/29/2018 6:09:50 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 61 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 29 April 2018 | Tom O'Connor
    Syrian military positions in the province of Hama and Aleppo were targeted Sunday by a series of strikes that caused an explosion reportedly strong enough to trigger an earthquake observed by neighboring countries. Citing an unnamed military source, the official Syrian Arab News Agency reported that military positions in villages of Hama and Aleppo were hit by a still unidentified rocket attack at around 10:30 p.m. local time ...
  • Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar, UAE welcome Trump peace plan

    01/28/2020 7:50:56 PM PST · by conservative98 · 22 replies
    JP ^ | JANUARY 29, 2020 04:31 | By OMRI NAHMIAS
    WASHINGTON - Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar, and the UAE on Tuesday issued statements welcoming the Trump administration's peace plan. "The Kingdom reiterates its support for all efforts aimed at reaching a just and comprehensive resolution to the Palestinian cause," said the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs. "The kingdom appreciates the efforts of President Trump's administration to develop a comprehensive peace plan between the Palestinian and the Israeli sides, and encourages the start of direct peace negotiations between the Palestinian and Israeli sides, under the auspices of the United States," the statement reads. It also called to resolve any disagreements with...
  • French minister criticizes US over ‘unanswered’ Iran attacks

    11/23/2019 8:54:58 AM PST · by Mariner · 37 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | November 23rd, 2019 | JON GAMBRELL
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — France’s defense minister criticized the U.S. on Saturday over what she described as “unanswered” attacks in recent months threatening the Persian Gulf, warning that the decades-long American deterrence in the oil-rich region appeared to be losing its power. Florence Parly separately said France “deplored” both U.S. President Donald Trump’s unilateral withdrawal of America from Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers that led to the re-imposition of crushing sanctions, as well as Tehran recently breaking the deal’s enrichment, stockpile and centrifuge limits. While saying France would continue to talk to Iran, her speech before...
  • New Aramco IPO Deadline Looms -- Energy Journal

    11/18/2019 1:08:59 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 37 replies
    WSJ Moneybeat ^ | November 18, 2019 | Neanda Salvaterra
    The oil giant released a valuation target ranging from $1.6 trillion to $1.7 trillion. The figures fall short of the $2 trillion target Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been fixed on for more than two years. The difference in value illustrates the operational, geopolitical and governance risks that investors face betting on the offering, writes Ben Dummett. The IPO still has potential to be the world's biggest by surpassing the $25 billion Alibaba raised in 2014. But the stock listing is beginning to reveal a set of dueling interests for Saudi Arabia. Saudi leadership wants the stock offering...
  • Turkey's Syria Offensive 'Invasion' of Arab Land: Arab League Secretary General

    10/12/2019 6:55:56 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 13 replies
    US News ^ | October 12, 2019
    CAIRO (REUTERS) - ARAB League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit on Saturday led Arab foreign ministers in lambasting Turkey's military operation in northeast Syria as an "invasion of an Arab state's land and an aggression on its sovereignty". Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali Alhakim, president of the current Arab League session, also condemned Turkey's offensive into Syria during an emergency meeting of the body, called by Egypt. The offensive "will exacerbate humanitarian crises, increase the suffering of the Syrian people, and strengthen the ability of terrorists to reorganize their remnants," Alhakim said. Alhakim and Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil called...
  • Arab State’s Foreign Minister Backs Israel’s Strikes on Hezbollah in Lebanon

    09/02/2019 4:23:58 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 3 replies
    United with Israel ^ | 9/2/19 | Aryeh Savir, TPS
    Israel received surprising support from Bahrain’s Foreign Minister, who backed the Jewish state’s retaliatory strikes in Lebanon after the Hezbollah terror organization attacked IDF targets on Sunday, blaming Lebanon for the situation. The aggression of one state against another is prohibited by international law. A state standing by, watching battles taking place on its borders and putting its people in danger is a state that greatly neglects its responsibilities,” Minister Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa tweeted. He further said that “it is unacceptable for Lebanon to be put in a situation of a possibility of a devastating war in which it has no...
  • Trump Backs Britain: ‘Iran Is In Big Trouble’

    07/20/2019 6:22:18 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/20/19 | JACK MONTGOMERY
    U.S. President Donald J. Trump backed the United Kingdom after Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, saying the Islamic Republic is in “big trouble”. “Iran is showing their true colours,” President Trump told reporters outside the White House, adding: “Iran is in big trouble.”The President’s relationship with British government ministers and prominent opposition politicians, such as hard-left Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and London mayor Sadiq Khan, has often been strained, as they have rushed to commentate negatively on his administration in hopes of winning the approval of left-liberal activists and media commentators.Nevertheless, the American leader’s attitude to his...
  • Amid Gulf tensions, US to send troops to Saudi Arabia

    07/20/2019 5:52:42 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 34 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 7/20/2019 | ROBERT BURNS
    WASHINGTON (AP) — With Iranian military threats in mind, the United States is sending American forces, including fighter aircraft, air defense missiles and likely more than 500 troops, to a Saudi air base that became a hub of American air power in the Middle East in the 1990s but was abandoned by Washington after it toppled Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein in 2003. The Saudi Foreign Ministry announced the basing agreement Friday without mentioning details.
  • Saudi Arabia united the Arab world against Iran. That means conflict could be one step closer

    06/03/2019 7:49:54 AM PDT · by McGruff · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | May 31, 2019 | Nic Robertson
    King Salman of Saudi Arabia has pulled off in Mecca what many had thought unlikely -- getting 20 or so disparate Arab nations to unite in a common position against Iran. ... In middle-of-night, back-to-back summits at Islam's holiest of sites, the aging but still-attentive Saudi monarch got a double endorsement of his claims that Iran is destabilizing the Middle East and a backing of his call for "the international community to shoulder its responsibility. The six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council and 21 Arab League nations present called for Iran to stop "interfering in the internal affairs" of its neighbors and...
  • Israel’s greatest friend sits in the White House

    05/31/2019 6:05:12 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May 29, 2019 | Mike Evans
    Since taking office in 2017, President Donald Trump has achieved more for Israel and the Jewish people than any other president before him. Since 1948, the State of Israel has seen friendly presidents of the United States as well as unfriendly, but today Israel’s greatest friend sits in the White House. Since taking office in 2017, President Donald Trump has achieved more for Israel and the Jewish people than any other president before him, even rivaling Harry Truman, who voted in favor of and later recognized the Jewish state. The list of accomplishments President Trump and his administration have produced...
  • GCC Summit in Makkah [Mecca] condemns 'acts of sabotage' on ships near UAE

    06/01/2019 6:25:18 AM PDT · by topher · 12 replies
    [Persian] Gulf News ^ | May 31, 2019 06:12 Last updated: June 01, 2019 07:41
    [GCC=Gulf Cooperation Council] Makkah: The GCC Summit in Makkah has condemned the recent sabotage operations, which targeted four tankers in UAE’s regional waters and drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities. The GCC leaders discussed the exceptional circumstances and dangerous challenges the region is undergoing following the recent attacks on the UAE and Saudi Arabia and their ramifications and direct threat to the regional security and peace, to freedom of global marine navigation and trade as well as to world oil markets as a result of attempts by some countries to undermine security and stability of the region, support terrorism and...
  • Iran's Powerful Hardline Cleric Threatens To “Instantly” Create $400 Oil By Seizing Tankers

    11/04/2018 6:35:41 PM PST · by blam · 96 replies
    Just ahead of U.S. sanctions on Iran set to snap back on Monday targeting primarily the energy, shipbuilding, shipping, and banking sectors, Iran’s most prominent conservative cleric has announced that if oil exports are halted, Saudi tankers will be confiscated and Gulf countries attacked. Powerful Shia cleric Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda is the Friday Prayer leader in Mashhad, considered Iran’s spiritual capital and among the holiest places in Shia Islam, and sits on the government’s “Assembly of Experts” but has no formal government role or decision-making ability. However, he’s a powerful leader and chief spiritual force behind Iran’s conservative faction who...
  • Trump risks credibility with policy that veers between threats and inaction

    05/17/2019 7:59:52 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 17, 2019 at 7:36 PM | Karen DeYoung , Liz Sly and Josh Dawsey
    As Iran girds for possible war with the United States, President Trump may turn out to be the best friend it has. Despite the saber-rattling of senior aides and Trump’s own tweets, when push has come to shove over the past two years, the president has repeatedly backed away from the threatened use of military force. Whether the target has been North Korea, with which warnings of “fire and fury” have become little more than an exchange of “beautiful” letters between Trump and Kim Jong Un, or Venezuela, where the threat of “all options” has failed to upset the status...
  • Trump: ‘We’re Losing Our Ass Defending’ Saudi Arabia

    04/28/2019 11:23:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 82 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/27/2019 | Phillip Stucky
    President Donald Trump during a Saturday rally in Wisconsin described a phone call with the leader of Saudi Arabia in which he demanded more money from the oil-rich nation. “Look, Saudi Arabia, very rich country, we defend them, we subsidize Saudi Arabia. They have nothing but cash, right? We subsidize them. And they buy a lot from us, $450 billion they bought,” Trump began. “You know, You had people wanting to cut off Saudi Arabia. They bought $450 billion. I don’t want to lose ‘em! But the military, we subsidize Saudi Arabia!” “I called the King,” he continued. “I like...
  • Saudi Arabia calls for emergency GCC, Arab League meeting

    05/19/2019 5:28:53 AM PDT · by topher · 11 replies
    [Persian] Gulf News ^ | 19-May-2019 | Gulf News Web Report
    Jeddah: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud called for an emergency meeting of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states and leaders of Arab League countries to discuss the security of the region and measures to enhance it, according to a Saudi Press Agency (SPA) report late on Saturday. The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said King Salman had invited Gulf leaders and Arab states to two emergency summits in Mecca on May 30 to discuss recent "aggressions and their consequences" in the region. The extraordinary meeting has been called following attack on the commercial maritime ships in the territorial...
  • Exclusive: Saudi state taking control of Binladin construction giant - sources

    05/18/2019 3:27:04 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 11, 2018 / 8:38 AM | Stephen Kalin, Tom Arnold, Reem Shamseddine
    RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is taking managerial control of Saudi Binladin Group and discussing a possible transfer of some of the giant construction group’s assets to the state while its chairman and other family members are in detention, sources told Reuters. Binladin, which had over 100,000 employees at its height, is the biggest builder in the country and important to Riyadh’s plans for large real estate, industrial and tourism projects to help diversify the economy beyond oil. However, the group has been hurt financially in the past couple of years by a slump in the construction industry and a...
  • Saudi says Iran ordered attack on oil installations

    05/16/2019 7:16:02 AM PDT · by topher · 31 replies
    [Persian] Gulf News ^ | May 16, 2019 15:04 | Reuters
    In this Dec. 14, 2017 file photo, the remains of an Iranian Qasef-1 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle is seen during a press briefing at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington. Image Credit: AP Dubai: Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al Falih said on Tuesday that two oil pumping stations for the East-West pipeline had been hit by explosive-laden drones, calling the attack "an act of terrorism" that targeted global oil supplies. Falih condemned the attacks in a statment saying: "The latest acts of terrorism and sabotage in the Arabian Gulf... not only target the Kingdom but also the security of oil supplies...
  • Saudi Arabia oil stations attacked by drones

    05/14/2019 7:03:26 AM PDT · by Mariner · 20 replies
    Gulf News ^ | May 14th, 2019 | Unattributed
    Dubai: Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al Falih said on Tuesday that two oil pumping stations for the East-West pipeline had been hit by explosive-laden drones, calling the attack "an act of terrorism" that targeted global oil supplies. Falih condemned the attacks in a statment saying: "The latest acts of terrorism and sabotage in the Arabian Gulf... not only target the Kingdom but also the security of oil supplies to the world and the global economy." "These attacks prove again that it is important for us to face terrorist entities, including the Houthi militias in Yemen that are backed by Iran,"...
  • Saudi Arabia says its oil infrastructure attacked by drones

    05/14/2019 6:00:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 14, 2019 | Aya Batrawi and Jon Gambrell
    Saudi Araba said drones attacked one of its oil pipelines as other assaults targeted energy infrastructure elsewhere in the kingdom on Tuesday, shortly after Yemen’s rebels claimed a coordinated drone attack on the Sunni power. The assaults marked the latest incidents challenging Mideast security after the alleged sabotage of oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates earlier this week amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran. Yemen’s Houthi rebels, whom Saudi Arabia has been fighting against since March 2015, said they launched a series of drone attacks on the kingdom, across the border from Yemen. […]...