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  • Two Russian MiG-29s Have Crashed In Libya According To Top American Intel Official

    09/19/2020 11:07:44 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 51 replies
    The Drive ^ | September 11, 2020 | Thomas Newdick and Joseph Trevithick
    U.S. Africa Command says that at least two MiG-29 Fulcrum fighter jets, possibly piloted by shadowy Russian mercenaries, have crashed in Libya. Jared Szuba, the Pentagon correspondent for AI-Monitor, Tweeted out that one of the jets was apparently lost on June 28, while the other went down on September 7, 2020. This information had come in a statement from Rear Admiral Heidi Berg, U.S. Africa Command's (AFRICOM) director of intelligence. Another tweet indicates that Berg believes that "Russian fighter aircraft," presumably MiG-29s too, but potentially also Su-24 Fencer strike aircraft, have conducted airstrikes in Libya. AI-Monitor's Szuba follows that up...
  • IRAN: IF ISRAEL ATTACKS, WE’LL WAGE WAR ON ARAB WORLD

    09/09/2020 6:19:41 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 29 replies
    israel365news ^ | 9/8/20 | JNS
    Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, special aide to the president of the Islamic Parliament of Iran, said on Sunday that the United Arab Emirates had made a “big mistake” in normalizing relations with Israel. In an interview with Iran’s Arabic-language Al-Alam TV, Amir-Abdollahian, formerly Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs, said that establishing relations with “the cancer of the region, the Zionist entity,” was not in the UAE’s interest. The UAE may very well have upset its own security and stability with this move because Israel upsets the stability everywhere it is present, said the Iranian official, who added that...
  • Dems’ uneasy coalition already fracturing over DNC featuring a Palestinian anti-Semite Tuesday night

    08/19/2020 8:54:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/19/2020 | Thomas Lifson
    Forget the happy talk of the mainstream media. The Democrats are a coalition of mutually antagonistic factions, united only by their hatred of President Donald Trump. They couldn't even keep a lid on the conflict between the dominant radicals and the pseudo-moderates propping up senescent Joe Biden as a putative centrist.  Don’t look for the mainstream media to mention this, but the Biden campaign actually disavowed one of the speakers during last night’s Democratic National Convention internet TV show, Linda Sarsour and she is muttering about retaliation at the polls.  Remember her? Sarsour, who has a history of controversial...
  • Turkish, Qatari and German ministers in Libya for talks with GNA [as Germany's chief diplomat warns of 'deceptive calm'.]

    08/18/2020 2:44:43 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | August 17, 2020 | Al Jazeera and news agencies
    Turkey and Qatar have reiterated their support for Libya's internationally recognised government during a trip by their defence chiefs to the capital, Tripoli, where Germany's foreign minister also paid an unexpected visit... The country has been split since 2014 between factions based in the east and west, and regional powers have aligned themselves with the competing sides. While Turkey and its regional ally Qatar support the GNA, forces in the east led by renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar have received backing from the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Russia. "We believe that we will achieve the wanted results by supporting...
  • The Middle East Is Listening to America

    08/18/2020 5:34:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2020 | Jeff Ballabon
    Editor's Note: This piece was coauthored by Bruce Abramson.It’s hard to miss the stakes for America in November’s election. President Trump and the GOP base inhabit a starkly different world than do Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and progressive Democrats. That difference transcends mere policy debate; America’s political parties operate on different moral planes. In no foreign context is that moral divergence clearer than the Middle East. Two recent events illuminate the gap: The Biden-led 2020 Democrat Platform, and the UAE/Israel pact that President Trump brokered. The election will determine whether the Middle East continues on the path towards stability and...
  • Five countries that could be next to make peace with Israel

    08/16/2020 11:23:03 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 45 replies
    jpost ^ | 8/16/2020 | Seth Frantzman
    In the wake of the normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, there are rumors that several other states could be next to sign an agreement with Israel. While there are hurdles to normalizing relations with some states in the Middle East, there are others who view the UAE decision as a trial balloon and will react positively based on how the next weeks and months play out between Jerusalem and Abu Dhabi. What follows is a list of some countries that reports suggest may be in line to normalize relations. Bahrain Bahrain was long thought to...
  • Brookings Institution Partnered With Shanghai Policy Center Under Scrutiny for Spying

    08/14/2020 6:44:51 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 6 replies
    freebeacon ^ | AUGUST 14, 2020 | Alana Goodman
    Shanghai Academy acts as a front for Chinese spy recruitment, according to FBI The Brookings Institution, a prominent Washington, D.C., think tank, partnered with a Shanghai policy center that the FBI has described as a front for China’s intelligence and spy recruitment operations, according to public records and federal court documents. The Brookings Doha Center, the think tank’s hub in Qatar, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences in January 2018, the institution said. The academy is a policy center funded by the Shanghai municipal government that has raised flags within the FBI. The partnership...
  • Congress demands US universities hand over all records of foreign donations

    08/04/2020 9:45:16 AM PDT · by bitt · 27 replies
    nyPOST ^ | 8/3/2020 | ebony bowden
    Congress wrote to the nation’s top universities on Monday demanding they hand over all records of donations they have accepted from foreign governments and rogue regimes, citing concerns that the multimillion-dollar gifts are a growing national security threat, The Post can reveal. The letters obtained by The Post were sent to the presidents of six of the country’s leading colleges — including Harvard, NYU and Yale — after a Department of Education investigation this year found American universities had accepted $6.4 billion of hidden foreign donations. The University of Chicago, the University of Delaware, Harvard University, New York University, the...
  • Major Development: Jordan bans the radical Islamist “Muslim Brotherhood”.......

    08/01/2020 6:12:52 AM PDT · by caww · 23 replies
    Epicenter ^ | 7/31/2020 | JOEL ROSENBERG
    (Washington, D.C.) — The extremist and often violent global movement known as the Muslim Brotherhood has been dealt a severe blow as five judges in a top court in the Kingdom of Jordan decreed the organization illegal. The Brotherhood is now being dissolved and will not be permitted to compete in Jordan’s upcoming November 10th parliamentary elections that were just announced. A growing number of Arab countries Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have banned the radical organization and branded them as terrorists......Turkey and Qatar, by contrast, actively support the Brotherhood, both financially and politically. Senior Jordanian...
  • Israel’s ‘Stability’ Strategy Strengthens Terrorists

    07/30/2020 7:29:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Jul 30, 2020 | Caroline Glick
    No Israeli interest is served by propping up bad actors. Since the 1990s, the dominant view in Israel’s national security community has been that Israel’s top priority in relation to the Palestinians is to maintain the stability of their leadership. This is the case in relation to both the Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority in Judea and Samaria and the Hamas regime in Gaza. The rationale behind this view is that despite their hostility, if the regimes lose control things will be worse for Israel, which will have to take over, at great cost in lives and international stature. In other words,...
  • War Looms In The Mediterranean And Threatens To Entangle The Great Powers

    07/29/2020 7:59:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 29, 2020 | Sumantra Maitra
    America and the United Kingdom would be wise to let Egypt, France, and Greece take the lead in balancing a dangerous and resurgent Turkey. With Americans focused on the anarchy in Democrat-led cities, a cryptic tweet from French President Emmanuel Macron on July 20 went out relatively unnoticed. Macron tweeted he had a great discussion with “his friend” Donald Trump about Libya.Within hours, the Egyptian parliament declared they had voted unanimous support for Egyptian President Al-Sisi to send in Egyptian troops and armor in support of battered Eastern Libyan forces on their back foot due to Turkish intervention. Anyone keeping...
  • Iran blasts dummy US aircraft carrier with missiles

    07/28/2020 7:08:25 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 30 replies
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, July 28, 2020 | unattributed
    Iran has launched missiles at a mock-up of a US aircraft carrier in the strategic Strait of Hormuz. The drill included fire so heavy that the US military temporarily put two regional bases on alert. The US navy condemned the "irresponsible and reckless behaviour by Iran", labelling it an attempt "to intimidate and coerce". The exercise comes at a time of increased tension between Tehran and Washington in the Gulf waters. The drills - named Prophet Mohammed 14th - were broadcast on state television. The mock-up - which resembles a carrier the US routinely sails into the Gulf - is...
  • Containment of Turkey a far better strategy than confrontation

    07/26/2020 6:54:59 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    Arab News ^ | July 26, 2020 | Dr. Dania Koleilat Khatib
    German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas last week warned Turkey over its drilling in the Eastern Mediterranean. The latest Turkish project is taking place in areas Ankara considers part of its exclusive economic zone, according to the maritime demarcation it agreed with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) last year. Tensions between Turkey and many other nations have reached new highs recently. Egypt, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia this month joined Greece and Cyprus in presenting a note verbale to the UN secretary-general outlining why the maritime delimitation jurisdiction agreed between Libya and Turkey should not be registered... Turkey is perceived...
  • Qatar Airways is requiring passengers to wear face shields. This is what health experts had to say.

    07/08/2020 6:10:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 8, 2020 | By Natalie B. Compton
    As mask rules have caused some controversy on U.S. airlines in recent months, Qatar Airways is taking an even stronger stance by requiring economy passengers and cabin crew to wear both face masks and face shields on board. In its recent announcement, the airline says it will provide passengers with a complimentary kit of disposable protective gear that includes a shield, surgical mask, gloves and hand sanitizer gel.
  • Libya: A Catastrophe for Russia’s Pantsir S1 Air Defense System

    06/22/2020 5:44:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Real Clear Defense ^ | June 19, 2020 | Altan A. Ozler
    Last month has proven to be catastrophic for the credibility of one of Russia’s most touted air defense systems. The troubles for the Pantsir S1 air defense system in Libya began when Khalifa Haftar’s yearlong Tripoli offensive against the Ankara-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) began to collapse. Believed to have been supplied to the Libyan strongman as early as last year by his backers in the Gulf, the Russian system was meant to be used as a trump card against Turkey’s combat unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) air interdiction operations. Yet, after a major GNA counteroffensive last month, and the...
  • Between Black Police Jesus and Qatari Links Connecting BLM, CHAZ to Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas

    06/18/2020 8:51:07 AM PDT · by QMN1775 · 11 replies
    Quartermaster News ^ | June 18, 2020 | Thornton Parsons
    America, indeed, is facing its day of reckoning.Read to the bottom to see the moving of song of Black policemen signing for Jesus, but start here for the dangerous serpent coming full circle. It is no coincidence that Democratic Seattle is the home of the new anarchic neighborhood CHAZ, follow the links to the geo-political battle drawn here on socio-economic grounds, but along religious sect lines in the rest of the world.  For years, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkin was working closely with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Hamas, the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, to further their plot to...
  • Egypt announces international anti-Turkey alliance

    06/01/2020 6:31:31 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | May 31, 2020 | George Mikhail
    Egypt has announced an anti-Turkey alliance that includes Greece, Cyprus, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and France to confront Turkish moves in Libya and the Mediterranean. The announcement was made during a virtual meeting with the foreign ministers of these countries on May 11. In a joint statement issued shortly after the meeting, the five-party alliance said it will focus on confronting the Turkish moves in the territorial waters in Cyprus, where Turkey has been carrying out “illegal” excavations in the Mediterranean under Cyprus sovereignty. The alliance also condemned Turkey’s escalated violations of Greek airspace.  The European Union condemned May 16...
  • Liberal Jewish Opposition to Israel’s Sovereignty is Cowardly

    05/19/2020 9:04:01 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 5 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Mon May 20, 2020 | Daniel
    Liberal Jewish Opposition to Israel’s Sovereignty is Cowardly The Saudis stopped hating Israel. Wouldn’t it be nice if liberal Jews did too? Wed May 20, 2020 Daniel Greenfield 2 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. The House of Saud, the oldest enemies of an independent free Jewish state, have at least temporarily abandoned their project to destroy it by replacing it with the Islamic terrorist colony of ‘Palestine’. That’s more than you can say for liberal Jews. It’s a sad day when...
  • Qatar Waging Stealth Influence Operations Across U.S. Academic System, Documents Show

    05/18/2020 5:05:34 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 7 replies
    freebeacon ^ | MAY 15, 2020 | Adam Kredo
    Group urges Trump admin to investigate Doha's funding of propaganda Qatar is spending billions of dollars to infiltrate the American education system as part of a propaganda effort that legal advocates say violates federal statutes and warrants a full-scale investigation, according to a nonpublic memorandum sent from an investigative group to the State Department and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The Qatar Foundation (QF), a state-controlled entity tasked with promoting the country's interests, has spent at least $1.5 billion since 2012 to fund a range of educational initiatives at 28 universities across America, making it one of the education...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 5/4/2020

    05/04/2020 7:19:20 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/4/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Israeli air strikes in Syria tonight near Aleppo. Syria says missiles were aimed at a military storage facility and a scientific research center.... Israel's High Court expected to rule by the end of the week on whether an indicted member of Parliament can form a government and on the legality of the deal between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party and former Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Benny Gantz's Blue and White Party on a national unity government..... Peru's opposition leader Keiko Fujimori released from prison today...... Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro appointing a new federal police chief today...... The...