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  • Soros, Koch brothers advance Iran lobby in new Washington think tank

    07/03/2019 5:32:04 PM PDT · by robowombat · 12 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | JUL 2, 2019 1:30 PM | CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS
    Soros, Koch brothers advance Iran lobby in new Washington think tank JUL 2, 2019 1:30 PM BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS Don’t be fooled by the noble semantics carefully chosen to name a new “think tank” just launched in Washington: “The Quincy Institute for Responsible Statescraft.” The venture is funded by George Soros and the Koch Brothers in partnership with Trita Parsi, founder of the “Iran Lobby front group, NIAC (National Iranian American Council).” A sneak preview of the new Institute: Parsi has praised Iran for pursuing “more moderate policies” in the 90’s while advising that Washington needs a “de-Israelization.” Kenneth R....
  • George Soros, Charles Koch team up to form antiwar think tank

    07/01/2019 8:56:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/01/2019 | Michael Gryboski
    Liberal billionaire businessman George Soros and libertarian billionaire businessmen Charles Koch have teamed up to form a nonprofit centered on advancing pacifist foreign policy. Known as The Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, the new organization was named after former president John Quincy Adams, who championed isolationism, according to a Boston Globe story published Sunday. According to its website, the Quincy Institute says that it seeks “a new foreign policy centered on diplomatic engagement and military restraint.” “Political leaders have increasingly deployed the military in a costly, counterproductive, and indiscriminate manner, normalizing war and treating armed dominance as an end in...
  • Syrian offensive puts Turkish troops and border plans in peril

    08/22/2019 10:29:40 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 18 replies
    WTVB Michigan (Reuters) ^ | August 22, 2019 | Dominic Evans
    Syrian army advances in northwest Syria are putting Turkish troops in the firing line and threaten Ankara's hopes of preventing a new wave of refugees on its southern border. The offensive around Idlib, the last major rebel stronghold in Syria, has already forced tens of thousands of civilians to flee towards Turkey. It has also cut off a Turkish military post deep inside Syria as the deal to limit fighting in the region, which the Turkish troops were supposed to be monitoring, collapses. The breakdown of that deal would be a significant blow to President Tayyip Erdogan, who has steered...
  • Abbas: 'We'll enter Jerusalem as millions of fighters'

    08/22/2019 3:13:47 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 62 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/8/19 | Mordechai Sones
    Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxVPCjbKuEQ Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said in an address at the Jalazun Refugee Camp near Ramallah that the "Palestinians" cannot be removed from their homeland and that every building built by the Zionist occupation will be destroyed and thrown in the garbage bin of history, reports the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). ..... In the video, uploaded to to Abbas' Facebook page on August 10, he claimed that the "Palestinians" are the Canaanites who have lived in Palestine for 5,000 years, and he rejected the conferences in Warsaw and Manama as unacceptable to the "Palestinian people". He...
  • US Sanctions Remove 2.7 Million Barrels of Iran Oil from Market

    08/21/2019 2:52:05 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 12 replies
    Asharq Al-Awsat (Saudi, from London) ^ | 20 August, 2019 | Asharq Al-Awsat
    The United States has removed nearly 2.7 million barrels (per day) of Iranian oil from global markets as a result of Washington’s decision to reimpose sanctions on all purchases of Iran’s crude, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday. In an interview with MSNBC, Pompeo said the US government was confident it could continue with its strategy. “We have managed to take almost 2.7 million barrels of crude oil off of the market, denying Iran the wealth to create their terror campaign around the world, and we have managed to keep the oil markets fully supplied,” Pompeo said....
  • Iran moves to strike 4 zeroes from its battered currency

    08/21/2019 4:55:37 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 27 replies
    The State (South Carolina) ^ | August 21, 2019 | AMIR VAHDAT
    Iran's president sent a bill to parliament Wednesday that would cut four zeroes from the value of the Islamic Republic's sanctions-battered currency, the rial, as tensions remain high between Tehran and Washington. By sending the bill to lawmakers, President Hassan Rouhani's government shows it is serious about an idea discussed for some time in Iran, where people discuss monetary transactions in both rials and informally, but more commonly, in tomans. A toman is worth 10 rials. If passed by parliament and approved by lawmakers, Iran's Central Bank would in effect devalue the rial and rename it as toman. The bank...
  • Leader Of Jihadi Military Contractor Malhama Tactical (MT) Killed In Syria;

    08/20/2019 3:35:32 PM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies
    MEMRI ^ | August 20, 2019
    Leader Of Jihadi Military Contractor Malhama Tactical (MT) Killed In Syria; August 20, 2019 The following report is now a complimentary offering from MEMRI's Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM). For JTTM subscription information, click here. On August 16, 2019, jihadi military contractor Malhama Tactical (MT) posted a Russian-language statement on Telegram announcing that the group's leader, Abu Salman Al-Belarusi, had been killed at the front south of Idlib, and was succeeded by Chechen jihadi 'Ali Al-Shishani. MT operates in Syria and has worked with Jabhat Fath Al-Sham (formerly Jabhat Al-Nusra, the Al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria), as well as Ahrar...
  • Iran Releases Four Women Arrested For Trying To Watch Men's Soccer

    08/19/2019 2:13:17 AM PDT · by robowombat · 16 replies
    RFE ^ | August 17, 2019 19:45 GMT
    Iran Releases Four Women Arrested For Trying To Watch Men's Soccer August 17, 2019 08:22 GMT UPDATED August 17, 2019 19:45 GMT By RFE/RL Iranian women sometimes receive special permission to attend men's football matches. Authorities in Tehran have released four Iranian women from a detention center after they were arrested for allegedly dressing as men to circumvent a ban against women attending soccer matches in the Islamic republic, a Human Rights Watch researcher (HRW) says. The researcher, Tara Sepehrui Far, said on Twitter on August 17 that the four women were freed on bail after reportedly being charged with...
  • 10 Republicans side with a foreign country over their fellow members of Congress

    08/18/2019 11:20:09 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 61 replies
    True Blue Media ^ | 16/8/19 | Oliver Willis
    At least 10 Republican members of Congress are supporting Israel's decision to block Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from entering the country after Trump specifically requested it. On Thursday, Trump tweeted that it would be a sign of "great weakness" if Israel allowed the two congresswomen, who have been outspoken critics of Trump, to enter the country. Later that day, Israel officially blocked their entrance. "Israel’s denial of entry to Congresswomen Tlaib and Omar is a sign of weakness, and beneath the dignity of the great State of Israel," Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement. Most...
  • Biden Tweets On Israel Denying Congresswomen’s Visit, Swiftly Backfires

    08/18/2019 10:49:42 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 37 replies
    hotair ^ | August 17, 2019 | KAREN TOWNSEND
    In the midst of the hot takes offered up by the 2020 Democrat candidates when the two anti-Semitic U.S. congresswomen were denied entry into Israel, the guy at the front of the pack was quickly reminded that former President Obama’s administration made a similar decision. Joe Biden posted a tweet meant to criticize the Israeli government’s decision. He said he is a supporter of Israel but no one should be denied entry into a democratic state over “ideas”. “No democracy should deny entry to visitors based on the content of their ideas”, he said. Joe Biden: I have always been...
  • Tlaib suggests boycotting Maher show after he calls anti-Israel boycott movement 'BS purity test'

    08/18/2019 10:11:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/18/19 | JUSTIN WISE
    Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) late Saturday suggested that viewers should boycott comedian Bill Maher’s late-night HBO show over his vehement criticism of the international movement to boycott Israel. Tlaib, who was denied entry to Israel last week over her support of the movement, said that she was "tired of folks discrediting a form of speech that is centered on equality and freedom." “This is exactly how they tried to discredit & stop the boycott to stand up against the apartheid in S. Africa,” Tlaib added. “It didn't work then and it won't now.” **SNIP** Omar and Tlaib, who became the...
  • Biden: 'There's an awful lot of really good Republicans out there'

    08/18/2019 3:21:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/17/19 | TAL AXELROD
    White House hopeful Joe Biden doubled down on his vow to cooperate with Republicans should he be elected president, saying he successfully worked across the aisle as vice president. “There’s an awful lot of really good Republicans out there,” he said Saturday at a Massachusetts fundraiser. “I get in trouble for saying that with Democrats, but the truth of the matter is, every time we ever got in trouble with our administration, remember who got sent up to Capitol Hill to fix it? Me. Because they know I respect the other team.” Biden acknowledged that while Republicans and Democrats appear...
  • Tlaib, Omar share [antisemetic] image by artist once celebrated in Iran's Holocaust cartoon contest

    08/18/2019 9:37:57 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 18 Aug 2019 | Ronn Blitzer
    Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., continue to speak out against President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following the decision to bar them from visiting Israel last week, but now recent social media posts from the freshman congresswomen – part of the “Squad” that includes Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley -- include a political cartoon from an artist celebrated for his anti-Semitic imagery. Tlaib and Omar posted to their Instagram stories a cartoon which depicts Netanyahu silencing Tlaib by covering her mouth, and Trump doing the same to Omar, The Jewish Daily Forward’s Batya Ungar-Sargon...
  • US issues warrant to seize Iranian oil supertanker

    08/17/2019 12:22:33 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    bbc.com ^ | August 17, 2019 | BBC
    The US justice department has issued a warrant to seize a detained Iranian oil tanker, a day after a judge in Gibraltar ordered it to be released. The Grace 1 supertanker, which is carrying 2.1m barrels of oil, was detained on 4 July on suspicion of illegally transporting oil to Syria. A last-minute legal attempt by the US to keep the tanker detained was rejected by Gibraltar on Thursday. Iran previously called the detention of Grace 1 an "illegal interception".
  • Did Israeli F-35s Overfly Iran? Iranian general fired for failure to prevent incursion

    08/16/2019 7:11:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/16/2019 | By Bill Schanefelt
    In listening to an interview given by Malcolm Hoenlein, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, I was surprised to hear him casually say (at 5:10): "Israel flew F-35s to Tehran and made it sort of public.  The leadership of Iran know they did, and (the F-35s) made it back to Israel (Ed: Rough transcript made from podcast)." This was news to me, so I did a Bing search that returned mixed results.  CNBC put out a piece last week that treated the issue as "old news" or maybe even "fake news":...
  • August 12, 2019: Palestinians say West Bank not theirs?

    08/12/2019 6:17:38 PM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8-10-19 | EZEQUIEL DOINY
    Regarding “Land for Peace” (August 11), in December 2016, the lame duck Obama administration allowed UNSC 2334 to pass, claiming that all of Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem (including the Old City, the Jewish Quarter, Temple Mount and Western Wall) are “occupied Palestinian territories.” Yet the Palestinian National Charter of 1964 defined Palestine as the pre-1967 territory of the State of Israel – specifically excluding the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem, claiming they belonged to Jordan. When the area was part of Jordan, the Palestinians affirmed they did not want that land. In 1967, Israel ended the Jordanian occupation of...
  • Palestinian education needs transformation now

    08/12/2019 6:20:41 PM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | August 12, 2019 | REBECCA LANGFELDER, MALI MENDLOVIC, SIMONE STOYEN
    “Building peaceful societies” is a major goal of this year’s theme, and one which we wholeheartedly condone. This past summer we traveled all across the country as interns of the Ambassadors’ Club of Israel, and met a diverse group of people. In many of our conversations, we noticed one recurring issue when discussing any hope for peace between Israelis and Palestinians: youth education. As International Youth Day is being celebrated today with “Transforming Education” as its theme, and a new school year is rapidly approaching, we find it appropriate to call for a reform of the Palestinian educational system. “Building...
  • Infighting kills 40, wounds 260 in Yemen's Aden: UN

    08/12/2019 6:36:45 AM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies
    Iran Press TV via Global security ^ | Sun Aug 11, 2019 01:28PM
    Infighting kills 40, wounds 260 in Yemen's Aden: UN Iran Press TV Sun Aug 11, 2019 01:28PM The United Nations (UN) says at least 40 people have been killed and 260 others wounded in Yemen's southern port city of Aden during infighting between groups of militia receiving support from either Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates (UAE). "Scores of civilians have been killed and wounded since August 8 when fighting broke out in the city of Aden. Preliminary reports indicate that as many as 40 people have been killed and 260 injured," UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen Lise Grande...
  • Yemen separatists say they've seized the key port of Aden

    08/11/2019 11:21:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun August 11, 2019 | Ivana Kottasová and Sarah El Sirgany,
    Yemeni separatists have taken control of the strategic city of Aden after days of fighting with forces backing the internationally recognized government. A spokesperson for the Southern Transitional Council (STC) told CNN the group took over the city including its presidential palace, port and airport. Aden has been the seat of the Saudi-backed government since Houthi fighters took over Sanaa in 2014. "We are not inside the presidential compound, which is on an island, but we have secured its entrances and exits," Nizar Haytham, the STC spokesperson, told CNN. CNN wasn't able to verify the claims. However, the interior minister...
  • Iran Has Hundreds of Naval Mines. U.S. Navy Minesweepers Find Old Dishwashers and Car Parts.

    08/06/2019 6:38:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Pro Publica ^ | August 5, 2019 | Robert Faturechi, Megan Rose and T. Christian Miller
    The U.S. Navy officer was eager to talk. He’d seen his ship, one of the Navy’s fleet of 11 minesweepers, sidelined by repairs and maintenance for more than 20 months. Once the ship, based in Japan, returned to action, its crew was only able to conduct its most essential training — how to identify and defuse underwater mines — for fewer than 10 days the entire next year. During those training missions, the officer said, the crew found it hard to trust the ship’s faulty navigation system: It ran on Windows 2000. The officer, hoping that by speaking out he...