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  • Chinese armed drones now flying across Mideast battlefields

    10/03/2018 4:18:16 AM PDT · by blueplum · 5 replies
    AP ^ | 03 Oct 2018 | JON GAMBRELL and GERRY SHIH
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — High above Yemen’s rebel-held city of Hodeida, a drone controlled by Emirati forces hovered as an SUV carrying a top Shiite Houthi rebel official turned onto a small street and stopped, waiting for another vehicle in its convoy to catch up. Seconds later, the SUV exploded in flames, killing Saleh al-Samad, a top political figure. The drone that fired that missile in April was not one of the many American aircraft that have been buzzing across the skies of Yemen, Iraq and Afghanistan since Sept. 11, 2001. It was Chinese.. Across the Middle East,...
  • Limo Company Owner in Crash Revealed as F.B.I. Informant, Recruiter of Terrorists, Fraudster

    10/12/2018 4:47:35 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 9, 2018 | Andy Newman, Benjamin Weiser and William K. Rashbaum
    In 2001, a 45-year-old gas-station owner from Pakistan named Shahed Hussain walked into the Department of Motor Vehicles in Albany and obtained a driver’s license using fake documents for a would-be taxi driver who paid him $1,000. Mr. Hussain was caught, faced federal charges and, to avoid deportation, began a secret career that led him to pose as a recruiter of terrorists. He continued to run a series of businesses with his family, despite bankruptcy and legal issues — including, eventually, a limousine service that repeatedly ran afoul of state inspectors. Now, Mr. Hussain’s improbable journey — from asylum-seeking immigrant...
  • (Kermit) Gosnell and the Super Coil

    10/09/2018 6:21:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    American Spectator ^ | April 19, 2013 | Matt Purple
    Kermit Gosnell, the abortionist currently on trial for murdering seven babies and a woman, is being portrayed as an aberration. “He is not typical,” writes Irin Carmon at Salon.com, “and there was, and has been, swift renunciation of his facility.” I hope you’ll join me in congratulating the feminist left for renouncing a mass murderer. But as long as pro-choicers are calling Gosnell an outlier, it’s time to examine some of the historical circumstances surrounding his abortion mill, specifically those involving a man named Harvey Karman. Karman was an abortionist and fake doctor who forged his medical credentials. He was...
  • Owner of limousine company involved in DEADLY NY crash is UNDERCOVER FBI informant (trunc)

    10/08/2018 1:04:13 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 14 replies
    https://truepundit.com ^ | October 8, 2018 by admin
    Owner of limousine company involved in DEADLY NY crash is UNDERCOVER FBI informant & International Fugitive Wanted for Murder The owner of the limousine company behind Saturday’s horror crash which killed 20 people is a former FBI informant who went undercover to record alleged terrorists in mosques after fleeing to the US from Pakistan in the 1990s where he’d been accused of murder. Shahed Hussain, 62, is named as the owner of Prestige Limousines, aka Hasy Limos, aka Saratoga Luxury Limousine, in Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration documents. But 2010 court documents from the terrorism trials of four men who...
  • Chief of Pakistani Kashmir region says Indian army shot at his helicopter

    09/30/2018 9:11:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    .reuters.com ^ | Saad Sayeed
    The leader of Pakistani-administered Kashmir region said on Sunday Indian troops shot at his helicopter near the disputed frontier, a move likely to further fray ties between the two countries. Muslim-majority Kashmir is divided between nuclear-armed neighbors, who both claim the mountainous region in full and have fought two of their three wars over it since their separation in 1947. Farooq Haider Khan, the prime minister of the Azad Kashmir region controlled by Pakistan, said his civilian helicopter was fired upon by Indian army from across the “Line of Control”, which acts as a de facto border between the two...
  • Fearing debt trap, Pakistan rethinks Chinese 'Silk Road' projects

    09/30/2018 1:34:18 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 30 Sep 2018 | Drazen Jorgic
    The cooling of enthusiasm for China’s investments mirrors the unease of incoming governments in Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Maldives, where new administrations have come to power wary of Chinese deals struck by their predecessors. Pakistan’s new government had wanted to review all BRI contracts. Officials say there are concerns the deals were badly negotiated, too expensive or overly favored China.
  • Newspaper: Islamic State chief Baghdadi moved to Afghanistan via Iran

    09/23/2018 11:23:07 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    Iraqi News ^ | Sep 23, 2018, 6:47 pm | Mohammed Ebraheem
    Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – A Saudi-owned newspaper has claimed that Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has moved to Afghanistan via Iranian territories. Quoting Pakistani security and other extremist group sources, Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper reported that Baghdadi arrived in Nangarhar Province in eastern Afghanistan after crossing Iranian territories via the eastern city of Zahedan. According to the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, IS manages a location to host its fighters in Zahedan in cooperation with the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Al-Baghdadi has been reported killed or wounded on a number of occasions. Last month, Baghdadi was reported to be...
  • Abolish UNRWA

    04/15/2002 7:08:45 AM PDT · by anapikoros · 164+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | April 15, 2002
    As pictures of the destruction in Palestinian areas beam out across the world, it is not surprising that US Secretary of State Colin Powell would see fit to meet with relief agencies and pledge US assistance to help relieve the Palestinians' plight. What is less understandable is America's choosing the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) as the conduit for $30 million in additional aid. UNRWA was founded 52 years ago as a temporary agency to help the Palestinian refugees from the first Arab war to destroy Israel, in 1948. In a report he submitted in November 1951, UNRWA...
  • Girl thrown from window after rejection of Muslim [ trunc] marriage proposal

    09/17/2018 8:52:19 AM PDT · by CondorFlight · 27 replies
    A Karachi-based Christian woman of only 18, Beenish Paul, was thrown from the second-floor building of her own home for refusing to "marry" a local Muslim man who was running a trafficking ring. She is now paralysed. A 2nd year chemical engineering student from Karachi, was beaten so badly by a mob of young Muslim men accompanied by an Islamic cleric, that he lost his sight. His only hope for restoration of part of his sight in one eye is expensive hospital treatment abroad, and/or our prayers. His neighbors use bigoted and abusive language against him as the swarm of...
  • 'Make Pakistan Grate Again' PM to ban foreign CHEESE in bizarre bid to boost economy

    09/14/2018 11:28:38 PM PDT · by libh8er · 19 replies
    The Sun UK ^ | Sept 14th 2018 | Mark Hodge
    IMRAN Khan has suggested Pakistan bans imports of CHEESE in a bid to boost the country’s struggling economy - prompting outrage from the nation's pizza lovers. The bizarre ban, slammed by critics and opposition leaders, is being considered along with embargoes on other foreign products such as luxury cars and phones. Newly-elected Prime Minister Khan believes the move will help the country stave off a $12 billion bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), reports The Times. A water crisis has also prompted the former Pakistani cricket captain to ask for donations from Pakistanis around the world to help build...
  • The Maltese Phantom of Russiagate

    05/30/2018 12:07:33 PM PDT · by publana · 14 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | May 30, 2018 | Lee Smith
    In the shifting narratives of the Trump-Russia probe, a Maltese academic named Joseph Mifsud has remained a linchpin regarding claims of collusion. He is the professor who allegedly told Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos that the Russians had emails related to the Clinton campaign. The FBI says it opened its investigation in late July 2016 after Papadopoulos relayed that information to Australian diplomat Alexander Downer, and the Australians tipped off U.S. authorities. While some news accounts describe Mifsud as an accomplice to Russian clandestine operations or a “cut-out” (intermediary), others contend he is a full-fledged Russian spy. In an official...
  • A Cheer for Trump’s Outreach to the Taliban

    09/07/2018 7:03:07 PM PDT · by Theoria · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 07 September 2018 | Douglas Lute and Denis McDonough
    Direct talks between America and the insurgents would be the best way to start diplomacy that might end the war in Afghanistan. U.S. officials have sought that goal in vain before, but now the time may be ripe. In July, The Times reported that the Trump administration directed the State Department to open direct talks with the Afghan Taliban, to see whether formal talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban are possible. Taliban officials soon claimed to have met with American diplomats, an assertion that American officials have not publicly commented on. This week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...
  • In India, the Trump administration just scored a 'big win' for US grand strategy.....

    09/06/2018 1:20:57 PM PDT · by caww · 20 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 9/062018 | Tom Rogan
    On Thursday, the Trump administration scored an important win for U.S. grand strategy when they granted India access to advanced U.S. military technologies. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis (both were in New Dehli to sign the agreement) recognize that this order faces a profound challenge from China and, to a lesser degree, from Russia. The agreement follows the Trump administration's decision in August to grant India the highest strategic trade authorization level, putting New Delhi on a military technology access par with Australia, South Korea, and Japan. ...it will also improve India's defense capabilities...
  • U.S. Cuts $300 Million In Aid To Pakistan; Says It's Failing To Fight Militants

    09/02/2018 4:03:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    NPR ^ | September 2, 20183:48 PM ET | Emily Sullivan
    In the latest blow to already fragile ties between the United States and Pakistan, the Defense Department said on Saturday it has suspended $300 million in funding to Islamabad over what it calls the government's failure to take action against terrorists. The suspension is part of a broader pullback in military aid for Pakistan announced by the Trump administration in January. The administration says Pakistan is not taking strong enough steps to combat the Taliban and other groups. Pakistan, which serves as a key route for transporting supplies to U.S. forces in Afghanistan, has repeatedly denied harboring terrorists. The aid...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    09/01/2018 8:20:28 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 15 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/1/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    There were many glowing tributes to the late Senator John McCain at his memorial service in Washington Saturday. But jabs were also noted in media reports aimed at President Trump. McCain's daughter, Meghan, said in her eulogy that "America was always great" appearing to be a dissing of President Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan. The President posted "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN" in bold letters on Twitter today.... The United States has decided to end 300 million dollars in military aid to Pakistan.... Police in the Netherlands say there was a "terrorist motive" in the stabbing attack at an Amsterdam...
  • 42 Pakistani Haj pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia

    08/24/2018 10:15:33 PM PDT · by robowombat · 22 replies
    Gulf News ^ | Published: 08:49 August 25, 2018
    42 Pakistani Haj pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia Most of them died of suffocation or in road accidents Islamabad: At least 42 Pakistani pilgrims have died of various causes during the ongoing Haj in Saudi Arabia, officials from the Pakistani Ministry of Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony said here. Of 42 victims, 30 were male and 12 female. Most of them died of suffocation or in road accidents, Xinhua news agency quoted the officials as saying. The dead pilgrims were aged between early 40s and late 80s. According to the ministry officials, 184,210 Pakistani pilgrims have reached Saudi Arabia under...
  • “WE’LL FIND OUT ABOUT BRENNAN”

    08/23/2018 10:08:22 PM PDT · by TBP · 19 replies
    Front Page ^ | August 24, 2018 | Lloyd Billingsley
    In April, 2008, after the story became public, candidate Obama told a San Francisco crowd that during his college years he took a trip to Pakistan. This came as a surprise to reporters, and the candidate’s two autobiographies, Dreams from My Father (1995) and The Audacity of Hope (2006), made no mention of any trip to Pakistan. What the college student did there is not exactly clear, and some in the region found it disturbing. “Why did he keep mum on his visit to Pakistan till this question was raised?” wondered India’s former counterterrorist chief Bahukutumbi Raman. “Has he disclosed...
  • Pakistan army chief hosts Christian leaders

    08/22/2018 8:40:44 AM PDT · by robowombat
    Gulf News ^ | 13:13 August 21, 2018 | Zubair Qureshi, Correspondent
    Pakistan army chief hosts Christian leaders Army chief hails Father Joseph Coutts’ appointment as cardinal a ‘national honour’ Islamabad: In a first, Pakistan’s Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa hosted a banquet dinner on Monday for some of the country’s most senior Christian leaders, to celebrate the ‘honour’ bestowed on Pakistani priest Joseph Coutts. On June 28, Pope Francis appointed Coutts as cardinal in the Vatican City. General Bajwa hailed the appointment as a matter of ‘national pride’ that a Pakistani priest was awarded that unique honour by no one else but the leader of the...
  • not forsaken but Esteemed[Charismatic Caucus]

    08/21/2018 9:38:05 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    I have not forsaken you, even now you stand in my courts beside me as I in all My majesty release my justice and blessings . You see you are on display in my courts as one wise and esteemed for you know IAM and in the precipise of this revelation all of creation stands before The living God awaiting My desire for I AM All in All and this is who you know to be True and Faithfull as Creator Lord and God . Yahweh is My name and there is nothing before I AM. Therfore fear not oh...
  • Hamza bin Laden has married daughter of lead 9/11 hijacker, say family

    08/05/2018 5:20:15 PM PDT · by plain talk · 44 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Aug 5, 2018 | Martin Chulov
    Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late al-Qaida leader, has married the daughter of Mohammed Atta, the lead hijacker in the 9/11 terror attacks, according to his family.