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  • FBI: Florida Man Daniel Baker Arrested For Plotting Violent Attack On Pro-Trump Protesters At State Capitol Building

    01/17/2021 11:00:30 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    CBS local Miami ^ | 01 15 2021 | Staff
    Federal law enforcement agents have arrested a Florida Man and charged him with trying to organize an armed response to pro-President Donald Trump protesters expected at the state Capitol on Sunday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced that the FBI arrested Daniel Baker of Tallahassee on Friday. Authorities say Baker issued a “call to arms” on social media to recruit people in a plot to create an armed circle around protesters and trap them in the Capitol complex “using firearms.” “Extremists intent on violence from either end of the political and social spectrums must be stopped, and they will be stopped,”...
  • Self-Avowed ‘Hardcore Leftist’ Arrested for Inciting Violence at Florida Capitol

    01/17/2021 1:33:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | January 16, 2021 | Tom Ozimek
    Federal agents arrested a self-admitted anarchist and “hardcore leftist” on Friday on suspicion of plotting to violently disrupt planned election-related protests at the Florida state Capitol. Prosecutors said they “averted a crisis” at the Capitol by arresting 33-year-old Daniel Baker, taking him into custody on a charge involving making a threat to kidnap or injure, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida announced in a news release. “Baker issued a call to arms for like-minded individuals to violently confront protestors gathered at the Florida Capitol this Sunday,” prosecutors said. “He specifically called for others to join him...
  • Last Byzantine Greeks Facing Extinction in Islamist-Led Turkey

    12/27/2020 4:21:39 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 27 Dec 2020 | Jack Montgomery
    The Greeks who represent the last vestiges of Christian Byzantium and the Roman Empire are heading towards their final extinction in Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Turkey, with their numbers dwindling to a mere handful under his Islamist government. What is now Turkey only began to be colonised in by the Turkic peoples in earnest from around 1071, after their Seljuk ancestors had arrived from Central Asia and vanquished the Greek-speaking Christian ruler Romanos IV Diogenes’s forces at the Battle of Manzikert. The last vestiges of the Byzantine state where finally snuffed out with the brutal conquest of Constantinople, widely regarded as...
  • Iranian Kurdish brothers behead their sister in honor killing

    12/05/2020 4:54:29 PM PST · by xomething · 24 replies
    Ekurd Daily ^ | 12/02/2020 | Editorial Staff
    SNE, Iranian Kurdistan,— A 31-year-old Kurdish woman in Sne (Sanandaj) city in Iranian Kurdistan has been killed by her family for what it is referred as “honor reasons.” According to Hengaw Organization, which reports on human rights abuses in the Iranian Kurdistan, the young woman identified as Sargul Habibi, 31-year-from village of Sorkhedzaj (Suvraze), a few kilometers from Sne in Iranian Kurdistan, was beaten by her brothers on excuses of honor and was then brutally beheaded. Sargul Habibi was recently detained by the police accused of having relationship with a young man, but both were released a day later, the...
  • Here We Go: Swamp Rats Start Laying the Groundwork for Sending U.S. Troops Into Syria

    11/17/2020 7:33:14 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/15/20 | Robert Spencer
    If Donald Trump doesn’t take the Oath of Office on January 20, 2021, one principal but little-noted reason for this may be that he crossed one of the most powerful and least accountable forces in the nation: the military-industrial complex. As Trump said last September, “the top people in the Pentagon…want to do nothing but fight wars so that all of those wonderful companies that make the bombs and make the planes and make everything else stay happy. But we’re getting out of the endless wars, you know how we’re doing.” Now, however, that Joe Biden has been anointed “President-elect”...
  • Arabs states draw closer to Israel to counter non-Arab powers Turkey and Iran

    11/12/2020 8:00:44 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 4 replies
    jns.org ^ | 11/11/20 | Ariel Ben Solomon
    The decision by three Arab states to make peace with Israel can be credited both to efforts by the Trump administration and the recognition by these Sunni states that their security would improve against the ongoing threats they face from Turkey and Iran. Iran and its proxies interfere with Arab states while promoting their Shi’ite revolutionary ideology; likewise, Turkey pushes its Sunni revolutionary ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood throughout the region. Turkey and Iran look to overthrow the Sunni Arab states that do not align with them, such as Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states. The normalization deals between the...
  • Iran offers Arab states 'mafia deal' of security or punishment after Trump

    11/10/2020 10:22:58 AM PST · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    https://www.jpost.com ^ | By SETH J. FRANTZMAN NOVEMBER 9, 2020 17:08
    The message was clearly aimed at Gulf states and others that are partnered with the US. Iran has sought to reach out to its Arab neighbors, with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif warning them that US President Donald Trump will be leaving in 70 days, but Iran’s regime will remain “forever.” He urged them to realize that “betting on outsiders to provide security is never a good gamble.” In Arabic and English, he called for dialogue and to work together. The message was clearly aimed at Gulf states and others that are partnered with the US. Iran was offering them...
  • Israeli Settlements Minister Warns of War in Middle East if Biden Wins; While Egypt worries Biden and Democrats will empower Islamists in the region

    11/06/2020 8:17:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Summit News ^ | 11/06/2020 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Israeli Settlements Minister Tzachi Hanegbi warns that a Biden presidency could ignite war in the Middle East, while Egypt fears Biden would aid the resurgence of Islamists in the region. Hanegbi pointed out that Biden has indicated he will resurrect America’s nuclear agreement with Iran which was cancelled by the Trump administration. For Israel, this would represent an existential threat to national security and drastically increase the chances of war with Tehran. “If Biden stays with that policy, there will, in the end, be a violent confrontation between Israel and Iran,” said Hanegbi. Meanwhile, other Middle Eastern countries such as...
  • Why Lebanese-Armenians feel the pull of the Nagorno-Karabakh war

    11/06/2020 12:18:48 PM PST · by xomething
    Arab News ^ | 11/04/2020 | Rebecca Anne Proctor
    Descendants of the Ottoman genocide are volunteering to fight as Armenia and Azerbaijan remain locked in deadly conflict For many members of the Armenian diaspora, the war is about more than just territory: it is an assault on their ethnic identity BEIRUT: Kevork Hadjian was a much loved opera singer, famous for his mesmerizing voice and the allure he lent to patriotic Armenian anthems. Born and raised in southern Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, the ethnic Armenian lived for a time in Kuwait before moving to Yerevan, Armenia’s capital, with his family in 2004. An ardent patriot, Hadjian held a special...
  • Syrian Mercenary Fighting Armenians: We Were Told to ‘Slaughter All Civilians’

    11/05/2020 6:17:13 PM PST · by xomething · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/05/2020 | Gabrielle Reyes
    A Syrian mercenary recently captured while fighting for Azerbaijan against Armenia in its ongoing war over Nagorno-Karabakh said on Wednesday that his recruiters instructed him and fellow mercenaries to “slaughter all civilians and soldiers” of an Armenian village they attempted to capture. Armenian forces captured Syrian national Yusuf Alaabet al-Hajji in recent days and “is currently remanded into custody facing international terrorism charges, among others,” Armenian state news agency Armenpress reported on Wednesday. Hajji told Armenian investigators that Turkish forces recruited him in Syria to fight for Azerbaijan for “a 2000-dollar monthly payment.” In his testimony, Hajji detailed how Turkish...
  • Ethiopia nears (Civil) war as PM orders military into defiant region (Tigray)

    11/04/2020 11:19:06 AM PST · by BeauBo · 2 replies
    AP ^ | 4 Nov 2020 | ELIAS MESERET
    Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister on Wednesday ordered the military to confront the country’s Tigray regional government after he accused it of a deadly attack on a military base, declaring “the last red line has been crossed” after months of alleged provocations. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s move against the well-armed Tigray People’s Liberation Front raised concerns that one of Africa’s most populous and powerful countries could plunge into civil war. That would send a shock wave through one of the world’s most turbulent regions, the Horn of Africa. Ethiopia’s neighbors include Somalia and Sudan, and the prospect of spreading...
  • Turkey accused of shipping jihadist mercenaries into Azerbaijan-Armenia war

    11/04/2020 10:34:18 AM PST · by xomething · 3 replies
    People's World ^ | 10/29/2020 | Steve Sweeney
    Jihadist groups are believed to have been present in Azerbaijan since at least February, it was claimed on Oct. 27, with Turkey accused of shipping in militia, including a Uyghur Muslim terror group, the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP). The Islamist fighters are thought to have been mobilized from their bases in Syria to join Azeri forces in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, where they are fighting against Armenia. Despite Turkey initially denying the presence of the jihadists, film footage and photographs have since corroborated reports which began circulating in the Syrian press in August. The mobilization of Turkish troops was reported in...
  • The Obama administration and the Muslim BrotherhoodRemember when Obama said that Erdogan was his BFF and when Huma Abedin was Clinton's advisor?

    11/03/2020 12:34:47 AM PST · by Ezequiel Doiny · 13 replies
    Arutz 7 ^ | 11/3/2020 | Ezequiel Doiny
    The Obama administration and the Muslim Brotherhood Remember when Obama said that Erdogan was his BFF and when Huma Abedin was Clinton's advisor? ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN ARUTZ 7 CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE USING THE LINK BELOW https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/290403
  • Cross ripped down from Greek Orthodox Church in part of Syria controllled by U.S. backed militants (VIDEO)

    11/02/2020 6:16:49 AM PST · by xomething · 5 replies
    Greek City Times ^ | 11/01/2020 | Paul Antonopoulos
    A cross has been ripped down from a Greek Orthodox Church in a part of Syria controlled by U.S.-backed militants. The St. Sergius and Bacchus Greek Orthodox Church in the city of Tabqa near Raqqa had radical Islamists remove the cross after Friday’s Islamic prayers in a local mosque. Although commentators refer to this action as part of an anti-France protest, it clearly shows that it is anti-Christian as a Greek Orthodox Church was targeted in a city controlled by the Kurdish-led and U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces. The Tabqa Regional government, acting independently from the legitimate government in Damascus, restored...
  • US: 7 Al-Qaeda leaders killed in air strike in Syria

    10/28/2020 3:45:20 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    MEMO ^ | October 28, 2020
    The United States announces that it killed seven senior leaders of Al-Qaeda in Syria in an air strike last week as they were meeting near Idlib, US Central Command announced on Monday. Central Command spokeswoman, Major Beth Riordan, said the strike was conducted on 22 October. The leaders were not identified. “The removal of these AQ-S leaders will disrupt the terrorist organization’s ability to further plot and carryout global attacks threatening U.S. citizens, our partners, and innocent civilians,” Riordan said. “With our allies and partners, we will continue to target al Qaida and other terrorist organisations.” she added. According to...
  • Syria war: 'Russian air strikes kill dozens' in Idlib

    10/26/2020 5:46:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    bbc ^ | 10/26/2020
    Russian air strikes in northern Syria have killed more than 50 Turkish-backed militia fighters in the mainly rebel-held province of Idlib, reports say. Many others were wounded in the attack, which marks an escalation of violence in the region. A training base for an Islamist group called Faylaq al-Sham was hit. The assault puts at risk a ceasefire in Idlib, brokered and monitored by Russia and Turkey, which back opposite sides in the war. UK-based monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the number of dead at 78.
  • “Absent Christian”… Confiscation of real property of Idlib’s Christians by "Syrian rebels"

    08/05/2020 11:41:41 PM PDT · by Cronos · 6 replies
    Enabaladi.net ^ | 11 July 2020 | Enab Baladi
    “We have nothing left in Idlib, no properties, houses, or rents. The Sharia Committee seized everything.”With these words, Issa (a pseudonym) from Idlib city described to Enab Baladi what happened to his family’s property years after the Islamic factions took control over the city. Issa added, “We had a house, an agricultural land, and a number of stores, all of which, were rented through my father’s agent, who used to transfer the rents to us on a regular base.”He continued saying, in 2019, the Sharia Committee issued a decision providing for the confiscation of any property that was not managed...
  • Earthquake strikes in Aegean Sea off coast of Turkey, Greece

    10/30/2020 8:35:49 AM PDT · by mylife · 10 replies
    cnn ^ | 10/30/2020 | Zamira Rahim
    A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the Aegean Sea off Greece and Turkey on Friday, according to the United States Geological Survey. At least 4 people were killed in the quake, according to Turkey’s health minister. The city of Izmir in Turkey has been particularly badly hit with reports of at least 20 building destroyed, cars being crushed and people in the streets following the quake. The earthquake has also caused damage on the Greek island of Samos in the Aegean sea.
  • Macron accuses Turkey of 'bellicose' attitude towards Nato allies

    11/01/2020 8:21:53 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 20 replies
    https://www.middleeasteye.net ^ | 31 October 2020 | By MEE and agencies
    French President Emmanuel Macron has accused Turkey having a "bellicose" attitude towards its allies, as the row over cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad contiues unabated. In an interview broadcast on Saturday, Macron said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had displayed "belligerent behavior with Nato allies", adding that he hoped "things would calm down" and that the Turkish president "would not tell lies". France-Turkey showdown: A battle to shape the regional order Read More » His comments came as Erdogan, as well as a number of other leaders of Muslim-majority countries, continued to criticise Macron for comments he made describing...
  • Russia pledges help to Yerevan if fighting reaches Armenia

    10/31/2020 5:51:21 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 13 replies
    ,AFP• via yahoo ^ | October 31, 2020 | Mariam HARUTYUNYAN ,AFP•October 31, 2020
    Russia on Saturday pledged to "necessary" help for Yerevan in the conflict with Azerbaijan if fighting reached Armenian territory, after its ally requested security assistance. Armenia's request for assistance from Moscow further raised fears of Russia and Azerbaijan's ally Turkey getting sucked into a decades-old conflict over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan formally asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to begin "urgent" consultations on security assistance as Azerbaijani forces make gains against Armenian separatists who control Karabakh. The request also came after Armenia and Azerbaijan failed to agree a fresh ceasefire during talks in Geneva on...