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  • Joe Biden Held Hostage -- Day 34: While we expected that a Biden presidency would have nothing to do with Joe Biden, we certainly didn’t expect it to look like this

    02/22/2021 6:29:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/22/2021 | John Green
    Joe Biden conducted the most anemic presidential campaign in history. Using COVID-19 as an excuse, he stayed off the campaign trail for months, limited press access, and held strange rallies with no voters in attendance. When he called a voter “fat”, and challenged Donald Trump to a fist-fight, we knew he was past his prime and his prime was never very impressive. Nobody has ever admired Joe for his intelligence, wisdom, statesmanship, or creativity. No, it was obvious he was merely a transport mechanism to deliver the White House to the political left -- rather like a political trojan horse...
  • Pelosi Holds Back Impeachment Article as House Builds Case (here we go again - IMPEACHMENT HELD HOSTAGE - DAY 29)

    01/15/2021 6:16:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 62 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/15/21 | Nicholas Fandos
    WASHINGTON - Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday that House impeachment managers were preparing to prosecute President Trump in the Senate, but she refused to offer a timeline for when they would move forward with a never-before-attempted trial of a former president. At a news conference two days after the House impeached Mr. Trump in a bipartisan vote, Ms. Pelosi made clear that her first priority was ensuring the security of the Capitol and lawmakers before President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s inauguration on Wednesday. But growing emotional at times as she recounted seeing the image of a rioter barging through...
  • American hostage rescued in West Africa by SEAL Team 6 in daring raid

    10/31/2020 6:50:32 AM PDT · by Moonman62 · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/31/20 | Lucas Tomlinson
    An American hostage has been rescued in West Africa by SEAL Team 6 in a daring raid, Fox News has learned. The elite SEAL Team 6 staged a daring raid in the West African country of Nigeria, rescuing Philip Walton, 27, who had been taken hostage, officials told Fox News. “We had to get him before any potential trade or sale,” one U.S. official said. President Donald Trump tweeted out a show of support, calling the operation a "big win" for the elite force, and promised further details. Walton was kidnapped in Niger, which borders Nigeria, earlier this week. The...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 11/10/2019

    11/10/2019 9:17:59 PM PST · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/10/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley says that former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson actively worked to undermine President Trump and tried to enlist her...... Its Monday in Hong Kong with a general strike called by protester for democracy and police officers using live ammunition..... Bolivia's President Evo Morales resigned Sunday afternoon along with his Vice-President Alvaro Garcia Linera...... Spain's second election this year with the Socialists winners but a few seats under their performance earlier this year. The result is again a deadlock... Israeli politics and the leader of Yisrael Beiteinu...
  • Iran to pay $1.46 billion judgement for hostage, torture of former FBI agent in 2007

    10/05/2020 7:51:57 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 39 replies
    Wear TV (FL) ^ | October 5th 2020 | Carolyn Cerda
    A record-breaking ruling for the family of Bob Levinson, a former FBI Agent who vanished while in Iran 13-years ago. Thursday, a U.S. judge ruled Iran must pay Levinson's family $1.46 billion, the largest judgement for a case of this kind... Levinson disappeared in 2007 while working as a CIA contractor in Iran. His family immediately called on (Atty. David) McGee, who was Levinson's friend, to help bring him home... Earlier this year, Levinson's family announced they were convinced the husband and father of seven was dead. In a statement, they said the judgement was the "the first step in...
  • 3 Killed in Hostage Situation in Portland

    09/29/2020 8:53:30 PM PDT · by citizen · 27 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Tuesday, 29 September | Solange Reyner
    Three people were killed, including an 11-year-old boy, following a hostage situation in Oregon Monday afternoon. Deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a possible hostage situation in Salem, Ore., around 12:30 p.m. P.T. Monday afternoon. The suspect, Jesus Lopez-Tinoco, was holding two adults and two children hostage when deputies arrived at the scene. A trained negotiator was able to get ahold of Lopez-Tinoco when officers heard shots fired.
  • Former captive blasts Biden: 'You left us behind in Iran. Remember?'

    07/19/2020 3:40:58 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 4 replies
    Just the Nees ^ | 07/19/2020 | Alex Nitzberg
    Nizar Zakka, a U.S. permanent resident and Lebanese national who spent years in Iranian captivity, called out presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden: "You left us behind in Iran," he said in a tweet. Zakka was held prisoner by the Islamic Republic "from 2015 to 2019 on charges he spied for the United States," according to the Washington Free Beacon. Biden in a July 12 tweet spoke out about Egypt's release of medical student Mohamed Amashah after he was held for more than one year: "Mohamed Amashah is finally home after 486 days in Egyptian prison for holding a protest...
  • Seattle police union leader: 'Socialist' city council holding 'reasonable majority' hostage

    07/12/2020 5:59:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/11/20 | Julia Musto
    "Socialists" on Seattle's City Council are holding a "reasonable majority" of residents hostage by threatening to slash police spending by 50 percent, a union leader said Saturday. "It's absolutely a travesty," said Seattle Police Officers Guild President Michael Solan, appearing on "Fox & Friends Weekend." Solan warned that the defund police push in Seattle is "leading the way in how public safety will be conducted from this day forward" nationwide. "If our reasonable community across this city, our state, and more importantly, our nation don't wake up ... crime will rise significantly, and over half, if not more, of the...
  • Iran releases U.S. Navy veteran detained for 683 days

    06/06/2020 1:41:34 PM PDT · by Twotone · 8 replies
    Axios ^ | June 4, 2020 | Rashaan Ayesh
    U.S Navy veteran Michael White has been freed by Iran and has left the country on a Swiss government aircraft, AP reports. Why it matters: White spent 683 days detained by the Iranian government. He was the first American known to be detained by Iran since President Trump took office. What they're saying: "For the past 683 days my son, Michael, has been held hostage in Iran by the IRGC and I have been living a nightmare. I am blessed to announce that the nightmare is over, and my son is safely on his way home. I am incredibly grateful...
  • President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Appoint Individual to a Key Administration Post [Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs]

    02/23/2020 1:43:27 PM PST · by ransomnote · 2 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | 02/21/20 | White House
    Today, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to appoint the following individual to a key position in his Administration:Roger D. Carstens of Virginia, to be the Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs.Roger D. Carstens is currently a Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor at the Department of State, where he oversees the Bureau’s work in Near Eastern Affairs, Western Hemisphere Affairs, and the Office of Security and Human Rights.  Mr. Carstens previously worked overseas with international NGOs in Somalia and Jordan, where he provided humanitarian assistance and stability support to Syrian refugees and...
  • CNN International (Amanpour) doesn't mention guest was spokesperson for Iranian hostage-takers during 1979 crisis

    01/08/2020 3:07:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/08/20 | Brian Flood
    CNN International anchor Christiane Amanpour spoke with Iranian vice president for women and global affairs Massoumeh Ebtekar on Tuesday but failed to mention Ebtekar played a key role in the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. Amanpour began by asking Ebtekar if Iran would “respond” to American calls for de-escalation, and critics didn't appreciate her lengthy answer. “Ebtekar took that question and offered a long-winded answer that gushed over CNN showing ‘millions who are marching in support and in commemoration of...the Commander of the Hearts’ against the Americans having ‘taken a terrorist action’ in ‘assassinat[ing]’ Soleimani,” NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck wrote....
  • Breaking down the big impeachment rally mystery (IMPEACHMENT HELD HOSTAGE - DAY 18)

    01/05/2020 2:58:10 AM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    NBC 'News' ^ | 1/04/20 | Lauren Egan
    WASHINGTON — It was Dinetta Gilmore’s second impeachment rally within 12 hours. After joining hundreds of protesters in New York City’s Times Square last month on the eve of the House impeachment vote, the Brooklyn native packed a bag full of homemade “Reclaiming My Country” flags and caught a 2 a.m. bus to make it to Washington in time for the day-of-the-vote rally that morning on Capitol Hill. “Yes, the fix is in, but that doesn’t mean we roll over and take it,” Gilmore, 60, said then of the likelihood that the Senate would vote to acquit President Donald Trump....
  • Trump names Robert O’Brien as national security adviser

    09/18/2019 6:46:40 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 18, 2019 | Mark Moore
    President Trump announced in a tweet on Wednesday that he will name Robert O’Brien to succeed John Bolton as his national security adviser. “I am pleased to announce that I will name Robert C. O’Brien, currently serving as the very successful Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs at the State Department, as our new National Security Advisor​,” the president said. “I have worked long & hard with Robert. He will do a great job!​”​ ​The announcement comes a day after Trump released the five finalists on his list and called O’Brien “fantastic.”
  • Hostages Fight Back After Suspect Barricades Himself Inside Convenience Store

    08/20/2019 12:10:19 AM PDT · by Norski · 27 replies
    ClickonDetroit ^ | August 1, 2019 | Inside Edition Staff
    Cameras caught a suspected killer getting a beatdown from the people he was holding hostage in Phoenix. Footage of the incident is just coming to surface now. It began as a normal day at a Circle K convenience store in Phoenix on May 9, 2018, but then 53-year-old Joel McClean Carson allegedly walked in waving a gun and ordered the clerk to lock the door. Carson then barricaded it. Authorities said Carson immediately shot and killed Efran Hernandez. The staff and customers were then ordered to a corner of the store. But as the suspect wandered the store, a hero...
  • Texts between Hannity, Manafort unsealed by court

    06/22/2019 4:15:47 PM PDT · by Hostage · 15 replies
    CNET ^ | Friday, 21 June 2019 | BY CORINNE REICHERT
    Fifty-five pages of texts between Fox News host Sean Hannity and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort make their way online.
  • San Jose hostage situation involving UPS truck ends, suspect shot, killed

    02/15/2019 9:22:26 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 7 replies
    KGO ^ | 2/15/19 | By Amanda del Castillo
    The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office says the suspect who was in a standoff in a UPS truck was shot and killed after attempting to run from the truck. Santa Clara County Sheriff deputies and San Jose police were in a standoff with the suspect at North First Street and West Trimble Road after a slow speed chase. Deputies surrounded a UPS truck in San Jose following a chase on Thursday evening. Friends have identified the suspect as Mark Morasky. They said they were on the phone with him during the standoff and talked him into surrendering, claiming he was...
  • Kurdish deputies kept hostage for two years (Turkey)

    11/04/2018 11:56:15 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 1 replies
    ANF News ^ | Sunday, 4 Nov 2018, 12:30 | ANF NEWS DESK
    Two years ago, eleven HDP deputies were arrested in Turkey. After two years of imprisonment, the European Court of Human Rights is now to decide. On 4 November, eleven deputies of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) were arrested in Turkey. In the middle of the night, party leaders Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ, as well as Nursel Aydoğan, Sırrı Süreyya Önder, Selma Irmak, Ziya Pir, Ferhat Encü, Gülser Yıldırım, İdris Baluken, Leyla Birlik and İmam Taşçıer were brought out of their homes. While Sırrı Süreyya Önder, Ziya Pir and İmam Taşçıer were later released against mandatory reporting, others were remanded...
  • Cologne: Possible terrorist hostage situation

    10/15/2018 9:35:23 PM PDT · by JudgemAll · 26 replies
    Actu17 ^ | 15Oct18 | Actu17
    15h25. L’auteur de la prise otage est « gravement blessé » des suites de son arrestation. Il est « en cours de réanimation » annonce la police
  • White House Rejects Turkey's Trade Offer to Release Pastor Andrew Brunson

    08/20/2018 9:54:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/20/2018 | Samuel Smith
    The Trump White House has turned down an offer from the Turkish government to release imprisoned evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson. The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that the White House rejected an offer from Ankara to release the imprisoned North Carolina native in exchange for the United States' forgiveness of billions of dollars of fines against one of Turkey's largest state lenders, citing an unnamed senior White House official. According to the official, Turkey offered to release Brunson if the U.S. drops its investigation in Halkbank (formerly known as Turkiye Halk Bankasi), which faces fines for violating U.S. sanctions against...
  • Mueller may have a conflict — and it leads directly to a Russian oligarch

    05/14/2018 1:14:54 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    The sHill ^ | 5/14/18 | John Solomon
    ...In 2009, when Mueller ran the FBI, the bureau asked Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska to spend millions of his own dollars funding an FBI-supervised operation to rescue a retired FBI agent, Robert Levinson, captured in Iran while working for the CIA in 2007.