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  • We've seen Palestinian extremists like Hamas use women & children as human shields, but today they used dead body of ShireenAbuAkleh as a human shield

    05/15/2022 7:18:34 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 23 replies
    This is a new low… We’ve seen Palestinian extremists like Hamas use women and children as human shields, but today they used the dead body of #ShireenAbuAkleh as a human shield as rioters destroyed neighborhoods in Jerusalem
  • IDF Spokesman: Palestinians know why they are evading investigation (of Al Jazeera's Abu Aqleh)

    05/11/2022 4:17:33 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 5 replies
    INN ^ | May 11, 2022
    IDF Spokesman Brigadier General Ran Kochav responds to an incident in which Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Aqleh was killed and rejects Palestinian claims that she was certainly hit by IDF fire. "We offered the Palestinians a joint investigation and they took the body, maybe they know why they refuse such a joint investigation," Kochav said in an interview with 103FM. According to him, following the Palestinians' refusal to jointly investigate, "they can blame whoever they want, because the truth is not their guiding light." _______ Exchange of fire in IDF operations in Jenin, al-Jazeera journalist killed Forces from the...
  • Russia’s arms sales could go to zero over Ukraine

    05/03/2022 6:09:42 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Asia Times ^ | March 8, 2022 | Stephen Bryen
    The poor performance of Russian equipment deployed in the Ukraine war is bound to be giving global buyers second thoughts.How can it be that a large Russian army attacking force, capable of causing untold destruction, is being checkmated and systematically devastated by Ukraine’s military, in particular its special forces?And what impact will this have on the Russian army and its industrial backbone, the Russian companies that build the tanks, armored personnel carriers, mobile air defenses and aircraft including fixed-wing and helicopters ­– all of which have suffered extreme losses in the conflict?Russia’s exports consist of various commodities, most prominently wheat,...
  • Iran is beginning to understand the Abraham Accords - analysis (Trump planted tree is bearing fruit)

    04/03/2022 5:38:40 AM PDT · by bert · 11 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 0403/2022 | SETH J. FRANTZMAN
    Iran was surprised to see the recent Negev Summit where Israel hosted the foreign ministers of the UAE, Bahrain, Morocco and Egypt. It is now examining how strong this new alliance might be. Iran was surprised to see the recent Negev Summit where Israel hosted the foreign ministers of the UAE, Bahrain, Morocco and Egypt. While Tehran has been shouting about the Abraham Accords since the beginning, accusing Arab states of betraying the Palestinian cause and threatening them against working with Israel, it appears that the Islamic Republic now understands that this new era of peaceful diplomacy is actually happening...
  • Iran’s IRGC head warns Israel against role in Persian Gulf (Iranian fear)

    03/31/2022 6:12:00 AM PDT · by bert · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/31/2022 | SETH J. FRANTZMAN
    ran’s Hossein Salami, commander-in-chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, warned the governments of the region and the “Zionist movement” against any role in the Persian Gulf. This comes in the wake of the Negev Summit, where Bahrain and the UAE, which are in the Gulf, attended an unprecedented and important summit in Israel. The report of his comments took place in Iran’s Fars News and Tasnim News on Wednesday night. He was “referring to the security situation in the Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of ​​Oman and some movements of the presence of the Zionists...
  • Europe Woos Qatar for an Alternative to Russian Gas

    03/30/2022 7:17:54 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 18 replies
    WSJ ^ | 30-MAR-2022 | Benoit Faucon
    DOHA, Qatar—This tiny Persian Gulf kingdom is emerging as one of Europe’s best hopes for weaning itself off Russian natural gas, in another sign of how the war in Ukraine is changing the world’s energy relationships. Germany, France, Belgium and Italy are in talks with Qatar to buy liquefied natural gas on a long-term basis, said Qatari and European officials. Germany’s Economy Minister Robert Habeck flew to Qatar this month to announce an energy partnership and a commitment to build his country’s first-ever terminal to receive shipments of liquefied natural gas from Qatar and other gas producers. ... Qatar is...
  • Israel, Arabs To Beef Up Cooperation Against Iran as U.S. Makes Priority of Appeasing Iran

    03/28/2022 5:39:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    New York Sun ^ | 03/28/2022 | Benny Avni
    The foreign ministers of countries under Iran’s guns seemed more intent on cooperation among themselves than on backing America’s pursuit of reviving a failed nuclear deal. Beefed up military and intelligence cooperation among regional allies to confront Iran is the most positive outcome of the Negev summit — even as America inexplicably remains determined to appease the mullahs. Foreign ministers of Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, and Egypt today ended a summit hastily organized by Israel’s foreign minister, Yair Lapid, at the Negev town of Sde Boker. They decided to boost security cooperation and vowed to meet periodically in...
  • Kuwaiti journalist against Qatar's al-Jazeera over the coverage of the attack in Be'er Sheva: 'You call murderers as having died as "martyrs," rotten channel?!

    03/27/2022 9:17:39 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 6 replies
    The Kuwaiti journalist @JasemAljuraid @JasemAljuraid against the Qatari al-Jazeera over the coverage of the attack in Beer Sheva: "You call murderers as having died as "martyrs," a rotten channel ?! Incitement to kill innocent women and old men, legitimize the killer and announce to him the death of saints. Whoever kills innocent people on the street from any country or religion is a rotten terrorist! "— roi kais • روعي كايس • רועי קייס (@kaisos1987) March 23, 2022
  • Clandestine Finance System Helped Iran Withstand Sanctions Crush, Documents Show

    03/22/2022 9:21:30 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | Mar 18, 2022 | Ian Talley
    System set up outside Iran’s borders conducted tens of billions in banned trade, according to documents, intelligence officials WASHINGTON—Iran established a clandestine banking and finance system to handle tens of billions of dollars in annual trade banned under U.S.-led sanctions, enabling Tehran to endure the economic siege and giving it leverage in multilateral nuclear talks, according to Western diplomats, intelligence officials and documents. The system, which comprises accounts in foreign commercial banks, proxy companies registered outside the country, firms that coordinate the banned trade, and a transaction clearinghouse within Iran, has helped Tehran resist the Biden administration’s pressure to rejoin...
  • Germany to 'fast-track' gas terminals as part of Qatar deal

    03/20/2022 7:51:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    France24 ^ | March 20, 2022
    Doha (AFP) – Germany has committed to "fast track" the construction of two liquefied natural gas terminals as part of a new long-term deal with Qatar as it looks to reduce dependence on Russian gas, the Gulf state said Sunday. Economic Affairs Minister Robert Habeck secured the accord during talks in Doha with its emir and energy minister who have been pressing European nations to strike long-term deals to guarantee their supplies. European states have been forced to turn to Qatar in recent months as they seek an LNG alternative to Russian gas in the wake of Moscow's invasion of...
  • Inside Qatar’s ‘Multimillion-Dollar Plan’ To Mainstream Anti-Israel Journalists

    03/17/2022 7:07:51 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 11 replies
    Report exposes anti-Semitic, anti-Israel postings from Qatar-Northwestern program The Qatari government and Northwestern University are "training a new generation of journalists who will legitimize anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, and anti-American positions," according to a report by a watchdog group. "Qatar's Multimillion-Dollar Plan to Influence American Media," a report authored by Canary Mission, a watchdog group that documents anti-Semitism on U.S. college campuses, focuses on administrators, professors, lecturers, graduates, and students at Northwestern's satellite campus (NU-Q) in Doha, Qatar's capital, who were found to have made at least 750 "anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, and anti-American" social media postings. This number includes posts endorsing terrorism, touting...
  • They Refused to Take His Call: Saudis and UAE Won’t Lower Oil Prices Until Biden Helps Them With This Problem

    03/14/2022 7:46:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/14/2022 | Robert Spencer
    America, in these halcyon days of Old Joe Biden’s foundering regime, is in free fall, and the whole world knows it. As PJM’s inimitable Stephen Green put it recently, “The alleged American president’s response to the Ukraine War has been so detrimental to America’s own interests that everyone sees him as weak. Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that two of the Middle East’s richest petrostates wouldn’t even take Biden’s call,” that is, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The reasons for the unprecedented snub are clear: the Saudis and the UAE know that Biden is not a...
  • Can Israel Anchor a Defense Alliance of Moderate Arab States?-Or will the balance of Middle East power tip toward Iran?

    02/24/2022 7:42:25 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Feb 23, 2022 | Joseph Puder
    The Biden administration debacle in Afghanistan has convinced America’s enemies of the administration’s weakness and vulnerability. The timing of Vladimir Putin’s march on Ukraine is undoubtedly connected to the perception in Moscow of Washington’s lack of will to engage in a confrontation. Communist China is astutely waiting for the right time to seize Taiwan. Should Moscow achieve its objectives, Xi Jinping, China’s dictator would follow Putin’s example and act, knowing full well that the Biden administration would pay lip service to the violation of Taiwanese sovereignty, and perhaps demand UN sanctions, but ultimately, Washington would live with the new...
  • Bobulinski buried Joe Biden on Tucker

    10/27/2020 6:13:55 PM PDT · by Behind the Blue Wall · 439 replies
    Tucker Carlson | October 27, 2020 | Behind the Blue Wall
    We're way past "normal" times, but in any world that remotely resembles "normal", Bobulinski came with enough credibility, facts and receipts to bury Joe Biden's Presidential campaign six feet below the surface of the Earth. Dates, times, names, texts, emails, . . . The most explosive part to me was the revelation that Hunter Biden was acting as Ye Jianming's personal lawyer even as Ye, as chairman of the Chinese CCP-linked energy company "CEFC", was negotiating the purchase of a 14% state in Russia's state-owned energy company. If that's not somehow treasonous, I don't know what would be. But there's...
  • INVESTIGATION: Hunter Biden Had Tentacles In Dark Corners Of the World Far Beyond China, Ukraine

    12/01/2021 11:43:36 PM PST · by Liz · 30 replies ^ | May 18, 2021 | Luke Rosiak
    PART 2 OF 3. The Hunter Biden Files Hunter Biden and his business partners were involved in discussions about possible deals in dozens of foreign countries, often corrupt backwaters, at times invoking official channels like ambassadors, emails reviewed by The Daily Wire show. While most attention has focused on Ukraine, where a gas company paid the now-president’s son tens of thousands of dollars a month while he was in deep crack addiction, and China, Hunter and his partners at a consultancy called Rosemont Seneca were eager to do business in a vast array of other places. The map below highlights...
  • The mysterious symbols found carved in Qatar's deserts

    11/29/2021 8:30:30 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 22nd November 2021 | Dimitris Sideridis, •
    [A]rchaeologists have found a total of some 900 rock carvings, or "petroglyphs," at Al Jassasiya. They are mostly enigmatic cup marks arranged in various patterns, including rows and rosettes, but also eye-catching representations of sailing ships, usually seen from above but also depicted in linear profile, among other symbols and signs. Of all the documented single figures and compositions, more than a third consist of cup marks in various configurations, shapes and sizes. The most prominent pattern involves two parallel rows of seven holes, leading some to believe that these were used to play mancala, a board game popular in...
  • Looted Sculptures from Palmyra Returned to Syria

    11/24/2021 3:56:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    ARTnews ^ | November 24, 2021 | SHANTI ESCALANTE-DE MATTEI
    In 2009 or 2010, three looted sculptures were taken from the ancient city of Palmyra. Several years later, customs officers in Switzerland seized them at a Geneva freeport. At last, they’re heading home to Syria, the Art Newspaper reports. The three sculptures date back to the second and third centuries B.C.E., when Palmyra was still a nexus of trade, possibly during the rule of Queen Zenobia. One of the sculptures is a bust of a priest wearing a ceremonial headpiece. The sculpture was badly damaged by the looters when they removed it from the site, as the head once had...
  • Australian women to sue Qatar over invasive strip-search ordeal

    11/17/2021 2:55:47 AM PST · by Cronos · 19 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 15 Nov 2021 | AFP
    A group of women subjected to invasive gynaecological searches at Doha airport will sue Qatari authorities, seeking redress for an ordeal that sparked global condemnation. Women on 10 Qatar Airways flights from Doha, including 13 Australians, were subjected to the examinations late last year as authorities searched for the mother of a newborn found abandoned in an airport bathroom. The incident caused outrage, and fuelled concerns about Qatar’s treatment of women. Damian Sturzaker, from Sydney-based firm Marque Lawyers, said seven affected passengers now plan legal action to “send a message to Qatari authorities that you can’t treat women … in...
  • Erdoğan's Quest for a New Sharia-Based Alliance

    11/12/2021 4:59:53 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 6 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 12 Nov, 2021 | Burak Bekdil
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's Islamist ambitions seem to be seeking an international role in post-U.S. Afghanistan in alliance with the Taliban, Qatar, Pakistan and Malaysia. The trouble is, Turkey, among the new sharia alliance in the making, is the only country with institutional ties to the Western world. Biden has weakened himself and his country so badly that the superpower was reduced to the point of being blackmailed by NATO's only Islamist member. Turkey's Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has made it clear: "If the U.S. is to be in the Middle East, it must cooperate with Turkey." Afghanistan is...
  • Qatar agrees to represent US interests in Afghanistan

    11/12/2021 10:23:24 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | November 12, 2021 | By MATTHEW LEE
    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday that the Gulf nation of Qatar has agreed to represent American interests in Afghanistan following the closure of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in late August. The announcement suggests the Biden administration has little confidence that it will reopen the embassy in the near future. But Blinken said the U.S. had “offered an opportunity” to leave Afghanistan to all American citizens “who we’ve identified as being prepared to depart, having the necessary travel documents.” Several hundred Americans are reported to still be in Afghanistan, though not all have indicated they want...