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  • Cultural casualty: Pakistan's plunge towards Al-Bakistan

    11/17/2019 3:53:02 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    IndiaFacts ^ | Saturday, November 16, 2019 | Rakesh Krishnan Simha
    Fed on an anti-infidel diet from childhood, Pakistanis no matter where they are born, grow up ready for jehad. Even Muslims with a nominal Pakistani connection are beyond help. Pakistan is a country where the arrow of time is travelling backwards. In the 'Land of the Pure', Prime Minister Imran Khan promises to create a mythical seventh century Riyasat-e-Madina (1) yet Islamic demagogues such as Maulana Fazlur Rehman call him a Jewish agent. Rehman and hundreds of thousands of his frenzied followers are protesting nationwide, seeking Khan's resignation. With the corrupt, cowardly and jehadi generals of the Pakistan Army choreographing...
  • VIDEO MIX: Violent protests erupt across Iran after surprise fuel price increase announced

    11/16/2019 10:08:06 AM PST · by MassMinuteman · 24 replies
    TEHRAN, IRAN — Iran's government abruptly raised gasoline prices and imposed strict rations early Friday prompting large protests in major cities across the country with angry crowds calling for the ouster of President Hassan Rouhan. The price of fuel has been increased by up to 300 percent in some locations exacerbating the fears of protesters already struggling under extreme economic pressure as its economy worsens under U.S. sanctions.
  • 84 Israelis Medically Treated As Gaza Terrorists Fire Over 450 Rockets At Civilians

    11/15/2019 7:05:46 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 11/15/2019 | Marina Medvin
    Israel is in the midst of yet another rocket attack from Gaza. The most recent barrage is in response to Israel’s elimination of a terrorist leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, who, coincidentally, was responsible for coordinating the previous rocket attacks on Israeli civilians. As of Thursday, over 450 rockets have been indiscriminately fired from Gaza into densely-populated Israeli cities. The map of affected cities is rather startling. While 90% of the rockets have been intercepted by the amazing Iron Dome, a tenth of the missiles have reached the Israeli people and caused significant distress and damage. So far, 84...
  • Best and worst takeaways from yesterday's Alice in Wonderland hearings

    11/14/2019 10:58:01 AM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-14-19 | DrJohn
    Yesterday's hearings were a complete waste of time, but even so there were highlights and lots of low lights. Some left the mouth agape at the pure stupidity. So here we go. Best opening of the day- Devin Nunes The GOP stood fast to four facts that could not be ignored. Rep. Mike Quigley proved himself to be a complete ass: I heard Ambassador Bill Taylor say something that should have ended the hearings on the spot Jim Jordan hammered this one home Even CNN acknowledged that "that's a problem" I always enjoy John Ratcliffe: The most disingenuous statement came...
  • ‘GAME. OVER.’: Jim Jordan ends the quid pro quo narrative in just one minute and forty-five...

    11/13/2019 6:38:02 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 1:56 pm on November 13, 2019 | Greg P.
    FULL TITLE: ‘GAME. OVER.’: Jim Jordan ends the quid pro quo narrative in just one minute and forty-five seconds of questioning And, “GAME. OVER.” Watch this short clip of Rep. Jim Jordan questioning Dem star witness Amb. Taylor and getting him to admit that in his three meetings with Ukrainian President Zelensky, a quid pro quo of investigating the Bidens in exchange for releasing military aid never came up. It’s A-MA-ZING: And then he got Amb. Taylor to admit that he’s not really a “star witness” after all:
  • IDF tanks attack Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza

    11/12/2019 8:03:02 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/11/19
    Israeli tanks attacked three Islamic Jihad military posts in the Gaza Strip Tuesday afternoon. An IDF spokesperson stated: "A short while ago, IDF tanks targeted three PIJ military posts in the Gaza Strip." The Israeli Air Force has also bombed numerous Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza in response to the firing of dozens of rockets by the terrorist organization. "IDF fighter jets and aircraft recently struck a number of PIJ terror targets in the Gaza Strip. Among the sites struck were a training compound and underground weapons manufacturing and storage sites," the IDF announced Tuesday in a statement. "The IDF...
  • How Should the U.S. Respond to the Lebanon Protests?

    11/11/2019 5:28:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    American ^ | November 11, 2019 | John Hajjar
    I returned to the U.S. from Lebanon less than one month before the October protests began in Beirut and started spreading throughout its cities and towns, shaking the foundations of a regime that spent 30 years mired in corruption and backing Hezb’allah. During my field trip to my ancestral land, mandated by the American Mideast Coalition for Democracy (AMCD), I met with students, politicians, journalists, former military, religious leaders and civil society activists. I also met with ordinary people in different places. The three major issues of discontent among all people I met were: Frustration with the economic and financial situation,...
  • Iran’s president: New oil field found with over 50B barrels

    11/10/2019 7:21:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 10, 2019 | Amir Vahdat
    Iran has discovered a new oil field in the country’s south with over 50 billion barrels of crude, its president said Sunday, a find that could boost the country’s proven reserves by a third as it struggles to sell energy abroad over U.S. sanctions. The announcement by Hassan Rouhani comes as Iran faces crushing American sanctions after the U.S. pulled out of its nuclear deal with world powers last year. Rouhani made the announcement in a speech in the desert city of Yazd. He said the field was located in Iran’s southern Khuzestan province, home to its crucial oil industry....
  • The Nabonidus Inscription at Sela: Investigating a Neo-Babylonian inscription in modern Jordan

    11/06/2019 11:33:47 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | October 28, 2019 | Megan Sauter
    The only way to enter the mountain fortress of Sela, Jordan, is to climb the staircase cut into a natural cleft in the rock on its eastern side. Photo: © Sela Archaeological Project (2015).
  • Russia deactivates its S-400 batteries at the Khmeimim air base – and all Syria

    11/03/2019 12:43:03 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 38 replies
    Debka File ^ | Nov 3, 2019
    Russia’s advanced S-400 air defense batteries at the Khmeimim Air Base in Syria have been quietly “deactivated,” according to Russian military sources and publications. This has not been officially confirmed or denied. One source said that today, not a single S-400 is operational anywhere in Syria. Three months ago, DEBKAfile’s military sources cited the Syrian military as reporting that the Russian S-400s posted outside the important Syrian military compound at Masyaf in the west had been “deactivated” indicating the shutdown of their radar systems. Our sources note that, although Russian S-300 and S-400 air defense systems have been deployed in...
  • Erdogan Extols Koranic Harshness Toward Non-Muslims, Seeks Their Koranic Conquest

    11/03/2019 3:30:13 PM PST · by robowombat · 19 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | NOV 3, 2019 2:00 PM | ANDREW BOSTOM
    Erdogan Extols Koranic Harshness Toward Non-Muslims, Seeks Their Koranic Conquest NOV 3, 2019 2:00 PM BY ANDREW BOSTOM Notwithstanding any limited “support” Turkey may (or may not) have provided the successful U.S. raid this weekend, which liquidated ISIS’s al-Baghdadi, Turkish President Erdogan made some revealing, indeed pathognomonic remarks, during last Friday’s (10/25/19) prayers in Istanbul’s Great Camlica Mosque. A Turkish writer in exile who is a very fluent, gifted Turkish-to-English translator, translated (below) the triumphal report by Yeni Akit, an outlet enamored of the Turkish President and his traditionalist Islamic political party, the AKP. On October 25, Turkey’s president Recep...
  • Fatah calls Israel a 'terrorist racist entity'

    11/02/2019 2:59:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/11/19 | Dalit Halevy
    The Fatah movement headed by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas emphasizes its continued adherence to the "national struggle" as a means to counter all the "colonialist" plans which they believe seek to undermine the existence of the "Palestinian people" and their cause. Such "colonialist" plans range from the Balfour Declaration to US President Donald Trump's peace plan. On the occasion of the approaching 102nd anniversary of the statement by former British Foreign Minister Arthur Balfour in support of the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people, the Fatah movement called the Balfour Declaration a "historic crime" against humanity...
  • Russia nixed arms sales to Israel’s enemies at its request, PM’s adviser says

    11/02/2019 12:19:36 PM PDT · by rintintin · 9 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | Nov 2 2019 | TOI
    Russia acquiesced to Israeli requests and canceled certain arms sales to regimes that are antagonistic toward Israel, an adviser to the prime minister said this week, according to the Ynet news site. In return, he said, Israel canceled arms sales that irked the Russians, including to Ukraine.
  • Shock as Merkel donates half a billion dollars in aid to Palestinian president, paying terrorists...

    11/02/2019 12:11:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 66 replies
    The Politics ^ | Monday, September 16, 2019 | Free Speech
    At the joint press conference (Video embedded below), Chancellor Angela Merkel said: "We are now the largest bilateral donors in the Palestinian territories." According to Germany's Bild news, the federal government announced that in 2018 about 166.2 million euros flowed to the Palestinians. In addition, Germany transferred about 173.2 million euros to UNRWA, a UN agency for Palestinian Muslims. Throughout her years as Chancellor, Angela Merkel gave the Palestinian Authority more than half a billion dollars, not including foreign aid to UNRWA. The Palestinian Authority openly pays salaries to every terrorist who murdered Jews as an act of jihad. In...
  • Let Russia and Iran have Syria — it’s a disaster anyway....

    11/02/2019 8:46:33 AM PDT · by caww · 22 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 11/1/2019 | Daniel DePetris
    Syria is not exactly a great prize to call the country a bloody mess would be a massive understatement. Entire cities have been destroyed. Syrian economy lost $300 billion in gdp,a decrease so steep it could take over a generation to recover to prewar levels. The cost of reconstruction could be as high as $400 billion, requiring Russia and Iran to spend considerable capital if they have the slightest chance of digging the country out. Russians and Iranians are not gaining newfound control. They’ve had control for some time. Moscow's influence stretches back before Bashar Assad was even born. Syrian...
  • U.S. Freezes Military Aid to Lebanon

    11/01/2019 10:13:59 PM PDT · by topher · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 1, 2019 10:14 pm ET | By Jessica Donati
    WASHINGTON—The Trump administration has suspended security assistance to Lebanon, congressional officials said Friday, including more than $100 million for the Lebanese Armed Forces. Congressional aides were told by State Department officials in a conference call Thursday that the aid to Lebanon was being held up by the White House Office of Management and Budget at the direction of the National Security Council, a department within the White House.
  • Jordan’s King Abdullah Rejects Pelosi and Schiff By Endorsing Trump Withdrawal From Syria

    10/22/2019 1:19:01 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 45 replies
    Loomer's site ^ | October 22, 2019 | Tore
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and disgraced lying Congressman Adam Schiff met with King Abdullah of Jordan, only to find out that the King of Jordan agrees with President Trump’s Syria withdrawal, as well as his support for maintaining the Syrian border, Assad’s government, and Russia’s reinforcement. I guess they are not ready for prime time players. This last minute fishing expedition had two stops: Jordan to see a King, and Afghanistan to meet with the Taliban. This alleged bipartisan delegation lead by Pelosi and Schiff is really not bipartisan. Thornberry is the only Republican representative that joined the...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,October 28-November 1,2019

    10/28/2019 8:08:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | October 28, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon,MEGARushTalksAboutPresidentTrumpTakingOutTheFounderOfISISAndOtherEventsFromTheWeekendAndHappyAllHallowsDITTOS!
  • Syria's Assad says Kurdish controlled northeast Syria must return to state authority

    11/01/2019 8:01:39 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/31/19 | Suleiman Al-Khalidi
    AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Thursday that his government’s ultimate goal was to restore state authority over Kurdish controlled areas in northeast Syria after an abrupt U.S. troop withdrawal but he expected it to happen gradually. In a state television interview Assad also said that a deal between Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin to drive out the Kurdish-led YPG militia from a 30 km (19 mile) “safe zone” along the border was a “positive” step that would help Damascus achieve its goal. “It might not achieve everything ... it paves the road...
  • Is a New Arab Spring Unfolding in the Middle East?

    10/31/2019 10:36:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | October 29, 2019 | Jeremy Bowen
    In Iraq, demonstrators are being shot dead in the streets. In Lebanon, protesters have paralysed the country and seem set to bring down the government of Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri. In recent weeks the Egyptian security forces crushed attempts to protest against the police state of President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi... A rough approximation is that 60% of the region's population is under the age of 30. A young population can be a great asset to a country. But only if the economy, the educational system and the institutions of the state are functioning well enough to accommodate their needs, and...