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  • BDS founder: If Israel develops a successful Coronavirus vaccine, you can take it

    04/07/2020 11:52:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/07/2020 | By LAHAV HARKOV
    If Israel finds a vaccine for coronavirus, boycotters can still take it, Omar Barghouti, founder of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement said on Sunday. Barghouti made the remarks in a live video on the BDS Arabic Facebook page as part of a webinar on “BDS and Anti-normalization: The most important strategies to fight against the deal of the century, even in the time of COVID-19.” The BDS founder warned that coronavirus cannot be a “honeymoon” for Israel and questioned why the Palestinian Authority hasn’t stopped security cooperation with Israel. At the same time, he said “if you...
  • Mossad blamed for assassination of Hezbollah commander - report

    04/06/2020 8:05:54 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 39 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | April 6, 2020 | Tzvi Joffre
    Younis was 'responsible for pursuing spies and collaborators.' Sources stated that Younis was on a mission pursuing a target when he was ambushed... Younis was a “close associate” of former IGRC Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani, Sputnik reported.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 4/6/2020

    04/06/2020 7:58:20 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/6/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Late Breaking News from Australia where its Tuesday. The child sex abuse convictions of Australia's Cardinal George Pell have been overturned.... Lack of agreement on preliminary targets to cut oil production holding up the OPEC+ nations from starting their talks... But other talks between Russia and Saudi Arabia are moving forward.... In Iraq early this morning rockets struck a facility connected with foreign oil firms operating in Iraq including the American Haliburton... There's a report that an American military officer has been killed in an ambush in northeastern Syria.... Easter is coming this Sunday and in Idaho Ammon Bundy and...
  • An Iranian Health Ministry Spokesman Called China’s Coronavirus Data ‘A Bitter Joke’

    04/06/2020 2:54:43 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 5 replies
    HotAir ^ | April 6, 2020 | John Sexton
    The official coronavirus numbers from Iran show more than 60,000 people infected and nearly 4,000 deaths. As I’ve written previously, there’s good reasons to suspect those numbers may not be accurate. Yesterday a spokesman for Iran’s health ministry suggested that China’s coronavirus data was a “bitter joke.” His comments created a minor international squabble which played out on Twitter...
  • Iran Harboring 25 Al-Qaeda Bigs

    10/30/2005 10:10:00 AM PST · by ddtorquee · 13 replies · 864+ views
    At least 25 high-ranking al Qaeda members — including three of Osama bin Laden's sons — are reportedly living free in Iran and beyond the grasp of the U.S. military, it was reported yesterday. "This is not incarceration or house arrest," a Western intelligence agent was quoted as saying by the German monthly Cicero. "They can move around as they please." Saad bin Laden, who is said to be his father's successor, has been reported to be living in Iran. The Cicero report claims two other sons — Mohammad and Othman — are also harbored there...
  • Our Enemies May be Falling Apart

    04/04/2020 10:06:36 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 9 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | April 3, 2020 | Michael Ledeen
    ...But the regime does seem to care about prisoners. In recent days there have been several prison breakouts — five of them, according to dissident reports -- in widely separate locations. Why all of a sudden are Iranian jails so flimsy? Most theories reject the fanciful hypothesis that the regime has gone soft on those incarcerated; most of the explanations have to do with the virus epidemic. The conditions for the prisoners are atrocious, and they know that at any moment their execution may be ordered. Indeed, that would be the “normal” method of dealing with unrest in the prisons....
  • News Summary=Intelligence Report Friday 4/3/2020 Newsdump Friday

    04/03/2020 9:07:52 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/3/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Details have been reported on last night's meeting in Emmett, Idaho called by Ammon Bundy in response to government restrictions related to Covid-19. Bundy says that state officials are "exploiting" the situation and violating the Bill of Rights of the US Constitution... The unemployment rate in the US moving up to 4.4 percent last month from the record low of 3.5 percent..... Russia now says that it is in communication with other countries in response to Saudi Arabia's call for an OPEC+ meeting involving oil producing nations.... A firing in Washington tonight related to last year's impeachment process against President...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 4/1/2020 Warning To Iran

    04/01/2020 9:46:31 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/1/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The coronavirus story later but first... An interesting sidebar to this evening's White House coronavirus news conference is the annoucement of US military and law enforcement operations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea said to be aimed at drug trafficking..... President Trump saying on Twitter that Iran is planning to attack US troops in Iraq..... Efforts to form a unity government in Israel are stalling.... Turkish forces shelling Syrian army positions in northwestern Syria late Tuesday.... Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussing the situation in Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin.... The Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said today...
  • COVID-19 Presents Additional Obstacle to Afghan Peace Process

    04/01/2020 2:14:48 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 6 replies
    US Nanal Institute ^ | March 31, 2020 | John Grady
    At the same time, the spread of COVID-19, especially along Afghanistan’s western border with Iran, is further destabilizing the peace effort. In Herat Province, “thousands of Afghans are returning from Iran” to escape the outbreak, Mahdi said. Their arrival puts more stress on a woefully inadequate health care system. Instead of Afghan government action, “the Taliban has established their own set of groups fighting COVID-19,” including enforcing quarantines, while also but relying on non-governmental organizations to deliver care, Mahdi said. “If the Taliban really wanted” to cooperate with Ghani’s government, “they should stop fighting” and contain the pandemic as best...
  • Very important update on the Middle East from Amir Tsarfati

    03/30/2020 12:28:02 PM PDT · by firebrand · 11 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | 3/29/20 | Amir Tsarfati
    I am posting this on the News Forum because it seemed very newsworthy to me. The first few minutes are about Netanyahu and events in Israel. The important part follows, about U.S. troop movements, the virus in Iran, and what is happening in Syria. There may be some military action there, and it is possible our embassy in Baghdad will be destroyed. Only the last 10 minutes have a religious point of view, so the mods may choose to move this to the Religion Forum. I hope not. Everyone who chooses not to see religious content can just turn it...
  • Rouhani: US Has Lost Opportunity to Lift Iran Sanctions Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

    04/01/2020 10:23:17 AM PDT · by SJackson · 32 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 4-1-20
    Iran’s president said on Wednesday that, with the advent of the coronavirus, the United States had missed a historic opportunity to lift sanctions on his country, though the penalties had not hampered its fight against the infection. On Tuesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo raised the possibility that Washington might consider easing sanctions on Iran and other nations to help fight the epidemic, but gave no concrete sign it plans to do so. “The United States lost the best opportunity to lift sanctions,” Hassan Rouhani said in a televised cabinet meeting. “It was a great opportunity for Americans to...
  • Trump Says Iran Planning 'Sneak Attack' On US Troops, Assets In Iraq

    04/01/2020 10:29:25 AM PDT · by blam · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-1-2020
    President Trump said Wednesday that Iran is planning a "sneak attack" on U.S. troops or "assets" in Iraq, warning the country will pay a "heavy price" if this happens. The president made the abrupt announcement in a tweet Wednesday afternoon, coming amid lingering tensions between the two countries over past confrontations as well as the coronavirus pandemic. "Upon information and belief, Iran or its proxies are planning a sneak attack on U.S. troops and/or assets in Iraq.(snip)
  • Saudi-led coalition intercepts missiles fired by Yemen's Houthis - spokesman

    03/30/2020 7:03:05 AM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 11 replies
    Thompson Reuters Foundation News ^ | March 29, 2020 | Nayera Abdallah
    CAIRO, March 29 (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said early on Sunday that the kingdom's air defences intercepted two ballistic missiles on Saturday night launched by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group towards Riyadh and the city of Jizan, Saudi state news agency (SPA) said citing the coalition's spokesman. The coalition's spokesman, Colonel Turki al-Malki, said in a statement that no fatalities had been recorded so far. He said destroying the missiles caused some shrapnel to fall on residential neighbourhoods in the two cities, SPA reported. The spokesman added that firing missiles at this time by the Houthis and...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 3/30/2020

    03/30/2020 6:51:20 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/30/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Republican governors issue orders to stay home giving them a new and different name but first.... "We discussed with each other whether our rights can be taken by an order from a governor or an agency, and if they can be, what good are our rights?" Ammon Bundy spoke those words Friday following a Thursday night meeting in Emmett, Idaho in response to the "stay at home" order issued by Idaho's Republican Governor Brad Little.... In Iraq the United States has deployed two Patriot missile batteries and is expected to eventually deploy at least four.... The Saudi-led coalition staging air...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Weekend Version No Toilet Paper Washington Uses The Constitution Instead.....

    03/28/2020 7:18:12 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/28/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    "They don't want to be on record as making the biggest mistake in history" US Representative Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky) March 27,2020 Six point two trillion dollars worth of bailout rushed through Congress Friday with some going to the little folks but a lot going to the big folks and the big banks. "We Are All Socialists Now" The leadership of the House refused to have a roll call vote yesterday... All that's been done to financially manipulate things by the Federal Reserve means us little folks are going to need more money to manage things because prices are going to...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 3/27/2020 Newsdump Friday

    03/27/2020 9:11:07 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/27/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Congressman Thomas Massie of Kentucky and activist Ammon Bundy take stands for the US Constitution in the face of America's "Coronavirus Crisis" but first..... French President Emmanuel Macron expressing his gratitude to Iraqi authorities over the release of four workers from a French Christian charity who were kidnapped in Iraq... Israel air force planes attacking targets in Gaza tonight after a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip.... President Trump calling for the ejection of libertarian Republican US Representative Thomas Massie of Kentucky from the Republican Party for insisting on a roll call vote to pass the multi-billion dollars coronavirus bailout...
  • Coronavirus Reportedly Kills Founding Member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps

    03/27/2020 6:10:23 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 27 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | March 27, 2020 | Vijeta Uniyal
    The founding member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Habib Barzegari, has died of the Wuhan coronavirus, Saudi TV network Al Arabiya reported Tuesday citing Iranian state media. Barzegari was also among the advisers to the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, news reports say. With this latest high-profile death, the outbreak has claimed several senior members of the Iranian regime, including several IRGC commanders, Khamenei’s top aides, and senior regime officials.
  • Hundreds dead in Iran after consuming methanol thinking it was coronavirus protection

    03/27/2020 6:53:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/27/2020 | Peter Aitken
    More than 300 people have died and a further 1,000 have fallen ill in Iran after consuming methanol in the belief that it will protect them against the coronavirus, according to local media. Fake remedies have spread across Iranian social media, with methanol simply the latest supposed cure. As an Islamic nation, the consumption of alcohol is banned, but bootleggers have distributed industrial alcohol. “Other countries have only one problem, which is the new coronavirus pandemic,” said Dr. Hossein Hassanian, an adviser to Iran’s Health Ministry who claimed that the problem could be more severe than reported. “We have to...
  • Coronavirus appears to be spreading among Iranian elite: report

    02/27/2020 7:37:55 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 36 replies
    Kurdistan24 ^ | 2/27/25 | Laurie Myolrie
    WASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan 24) On Thursday, Iranian media reported that the country’s Vice President for Women and Family Affairs, Masoumeh Ebtekar, had tested positive for the coronavirus, and The Washington Post suggested “infections appear to be rapidly spreading among the Iranian political elite.” In addition, the head of the national security and policy committee of the Iranian parliament, Mojtaba Zolnour, also announced on Thursday that he, too, had the virus. The 56 year old parliamentarian is from Qom, one of Shi’a Islam’s two holiest cities and the epicenter of the virus in Iran. Another parliamentarian from Qom, Ahmad Amirabadi Farahani,...
  • Iranian Officials Stole More Than $1 Billion in Humanitarian Coronavirus Funds, Pompeo Says

    03/25/2020 5:44:38 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 28 replies
    True Pundit ^ | March 24, 2020 | Thomas Paine
    Iranian regime officials stole more than $1 billion in humanitarian funds meant to be used to help the country’s people fight the spread of coronavirus, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. European countries intended for more than $1 billion cash for medical supplies to go to the Iranian people, who have been ravaged by the virus. But American officials say regime leaders instead pocketed the money and are now using it to protect themselves from the virus as it spreads throughout the population. This includes hoarding medical supplies that were meant to aid Iranian citizens...