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  • Russia gives whistleblower Edward Snowden permanent residency rights

    10/22/2020 2:47:28 PM PDT · by RandFan · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 22 | Reuters Staff
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has granted U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden permanent residency rights, his lawyer said on Thursday, a step towards Russian citizenship if he wants it. Snowden, 37, fled the United States and was given asylum in Russia after leaking secret files in 2013 that revealed vast domestic and international surveillance operations carried out by the U.S. National Security Agency where he was a contractor. U.S. authorities have for years wanted Snowden returned to the United States to face a criminal trial on espionage charges brought in 2013. “His (Russian) residency permit was expiring and we asked to extend...
  • Israeli minister: Normalized relations with another Arab or Muslim nation likely before US elections

    10/21/2020 10:45:11 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | Oct 20, 2020 | John Bowden
    Israel's minister of regional cooperation said Wednesday that he expects normalize relations with another Arab state before the U.S. elections. Reuters reported that Ofir Akunis, who is also a member of Israel's parliament, the Knesset, told Army Radio that the announcement would come before Nov. 3. "I have a reasonable basis to believe that the announcement will come before November 3 - that, if you'll permit me, is what I understand from my sources," he said, according to the news service. "I will be very happy if the announcement will happen - and before the elections in the United States,"...
  • Putin says he’d work with Biden; says Democratic Party shares links with communism

    10/21/2020 2:47:52 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 11 replies
    American Military News ^ | 20 October 2020 | Ryan Morgan
    Russian President Vladimir Putin recently compared the Democratic Party’s platform with communism and said the shared values could form the “ideological basis” for developing ties between Russia and the U.S. if Joe Biden becomes president. Putin, sitting for an interview with Russia’s state-owned Rossiya TV on Oct. 7, compared the two main presidential candidates in the U.S. and evaluated each candidate in terms of how Russia could work with them as president. He said despite some criticism of Russia, the Democratic Party holds values he identifies with as a former member of the Soviet Communist Party for 18 years. “As...
  • 50 former intelligence officials warn NY Post story sounds like Russian disinformation

    10/20/2020 11:18:56 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 21, 2020 | Zack Budryk
    More than 50 former intelligence officials said emails alleged to have been found on a laptop belonging to Hunter Biden show signs of a Russian disinformation operation. Several of the signers have endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, according to Politico, which first reported the letter. The letter states that its signers do not have new information about the emails and their authenticity. “We want to emphasize that we do not know if the emails, provided to the New York Post by President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, are genuine or not and that we do not have evidence of...
  • VP Pence Honors Castro and Che Guevara’s Murder Victims, Obama Honored the Murderers

    10/17/2020 3:58:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2020 | Humberto Fontova
    “It is great to be back in the Sunshine State with so many champions for freedom, just 19 days away from a great victory all across Florida and all across America. But standing here, near the hallowed grounds of Memorial Cubano, it is my great honor, on behalf of our president, to accept the endorsement of these extraordinary heroes of the Cuban exiled community. Thank you so much. I thank you so much for the honor and for the support,” Vice President Pence at the Cuban Memorial, Oct. 15.  Far from honoring communist murder victims, Obama visited Cuba to gift the...
  • Trump on the right side of history in confronting Latin America’s dictators......

    10/15/2020 8:40:22 PM PDT · by caww · 1 replies
    .miamiherald ^ | 10/14/2020 | BY MARIO DIAZ-BALART
    The brutal regimes in Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua pose a grave threat to our country’s national security interests. We must continue to consistently deny funds to these regimes, which work together to oppress their people, wreak havoc in our hemisphere and oppose U.S. interests. The Trump administration has responded effectively to this reality, marginalizing these intertwined dictatorships while supporting humanitarian and pro-democracy efforts for the populations they oppress. These dictatorships maintain ties with U.S. adversaries, pariah states, and terrorist organizations including Russia, Communist China, Iran and the FARC and ELN in Colombia. These regimes’ tentacles also extend well beyond their...
  • Churches burned and looted after a march in Chile this # 18 Oct generated outrage in networks: "The left will not rest"

    10/19/2020 7:18:06 AM PDT · by xomething · 13 replies
    maduradas ^ | 10/19/2020 | Redacción Maduradas con información de DW
    This Sunday, October 18, there were several “peaceful” protests and mobilizations in Santiago de Chile as a result of the commemoration of the first anniversary of the beginning of the social unrest in Chile. A group of hooded men violently attacked two churches in the vicinity of Plaza Italia: one of them was San Francisco de Borja, where police officers celebrate their institutional ceremonies, and the other was the church of La Asunción. one of the oldest in Santiago. The first of the sanctuaries, in addition to being attacked, was looted and some of the religious images were burned in...
  • Chile undergoing the same process as the US. Evidence of a global conspiracy

    08/11/2020 11:06:52 PM PDT · by robowombat · 17 replies
    Lulu.com ^ | Dr. Mark O'Doherty
    Chile has been in chaos since October 2019. Roiled by mass protests and looting, the government of Chile has declared a state of emergency and imposed curfews in many cities across the country: About 20,000 soldiers are patrolling the streets, over 2,300 people have been injured and thousands have been arrested and at least 23 have been killed - the worst unrest Chile has faced since Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship three decades ago. To make matters worse, the Chilean authorities have begun advancing an increasingly authoritarian message implying that the conflict must be solved with repression. The government of President Pinera...
  • Jordan harbors terrorists wanted by France, US

    10/20/2020 5:46:48 PM PDT · by xomething · 2 replies
    The Jewish Star ^ | 9/16/2020 | Ben Cohen
    Had the terrorists targeted non-kosher establishments with non-Jewish victims, Amman would likely have been cooperative.” An FBI “Most Wanted Terrorist” poster for Palestinian terrorist Ahlam Ahmad Tamimi, one of the masterminds of the Aug. 9, 2001 bombing of the Sbarro pizzeria in Jerusalem that led to the deaths of 15 civilians, two of them Americans. Speak to policy analysts or policy-makers about the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and you’ll frequently encounter a series of truisms. For example, that Jordan is both a friend of the West and a vital, respected component of the Arab world. Or that Jordan’s peace treaty...
  • Putin says he’d work with Biden; says Democratic Party shares links with communism

    10/20/2020 11:35:21 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 35 replies
    American Military News ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2020 | RYAN MORGAN
    Russian President Vladimir Putin recently compared the Democratic Party’s platform with communism and said the shared values could form the “ideological basis” for developing ties between Russia and the U.S. if Joe Biden becomes president. Putin, sitting for an interview with Russia’s state-owned Rossiya TV on Oct. 7, compared the two main presidential candidates in the U.S. and evaluated each candidate in terms of how Russia could work with them as president. He said despite some criticism of Russia, the Democratic Party holds values he identifies with as a former member of the Soviet Communist Party for 18 years. “As...
  • {Saudi} Campaign to boycott Turkish products gains momentum

    10/20/2020 4:18:28 AM PDT · by Cronos · 1 replies
    Arab News ^ | 18 October 2020 | Hebshi Alshammary & Mohammed Al-Sulami
    A poster at a shop in Madinah announces its boycott of all Turkish products. RIYADH/JEDDAH: The popular campaign boycotting Turkish products in Saudi Arabia has gained further momentum over the past few days, attracting the support of commentators and businesses. “Turkish political mess-ups and interference in countries of the Middle East is the real reason behind this popular boycott of Turkish products,” said Dr. Hamdan Al-Shehri, a political analyst and international relations scholar. “Turkish President Erdogan changed his previous policy of minimizing Turkish problems and instead exported it to the outside. Turkey has been threatening the region just as Iran...
  • Russian fighter jet shadows Israeli passenger plane from Greece

    10/19/2020 5:15:08 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 27 replies
    ynetnews ^ | 10/19/20 | Itay Blumenthal
    A Russian fighter jet on Sunday reportedly came dangerously close to an Israeli passenger aircraft while on route from the Greek island of Rhodes to Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion Airport. The incident occurred when the Israir flight entered Cypriot air space. No casualties or damage were reported. The Russian Sukhoi Su-27 came to within a mile from the Israir Airbus A320, a distance considered unsafe, for several minutes before air traffic controllers in Cyprus warned it away. Russia has fighter aircraft stationed in nearby Syria, where it is assisting the Assad regime in the civil war, leading to crowded skies in...
  • History in the making: Joint US-Israeli delegation arrives in Bahrain ahead of the official establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries

    10/18/2020 11:56:28 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 18 2020 | LUKE KENTON and ASSOCIATED PRESS and REUTERS
    A joint American-Israeli delegation landed in Bahrain Sunday, where officials will be signing a number of bilateral agreements following an announcement last month to normalize relations. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's national security adviser, Meir Ben-Shabbat, led the delegation that flew out of Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport on Sunday morning. Ben-Shabbat said ahead of departure the visit will ‘translate plans to actions and concrete agreements’ with the signing of a range of deals involving finance, investment, trade, tourism, communications, technology and agriculture.
  • In drone era, tanks must adapt to last longer

    10/18/2020 12:19:48 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 30 replies
    https://www.mgtow.tv/ ^ | Sunday, 18 October 2020 | Lt Gen DS Hooda (retd) Former Northern Army Commander
    In eastern Ladakh, India and China have deployed a considerable number of tanks in the standoff at the LAC. The heavy T-72 and T-90 tanks of India are facing the Type 15 light Chinese tanks. Both sides claim superiority. These points of view miss the larger picture, that the main threat to a tank today is not from another tank, but from the air. This is particularly true in the open, barren LAC. The fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan has occupied little attention in the Indian media, but it is proving to be of great interest to the military community....
  • A force to be reckoned with (Egyptian Air Force)

    08/09/2010 7:02:30 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    Arabian Aerospace ^ | 9 August 2010
    A force to be reckoned with Posted on 9 August 2010 in Defence The Egyptian Air Force (EAF) or Al Quwwat Al Jawwiya Il Misriya, is one of the largest air arms in the region and is also one of the longest established. Formed in 1930 as the Egyptian Army Air Force, it became fully independent in 1937. Initially it had close links with the British Royal Air Force and was primarily equipped with British-supplied aircraft. Spitfires gave way to Meteors and Vampires before the 1952 revolution, after which the new president, General Gamal Abdel Nasser, turned to the Soviet...
  • War In Karabakh: Turkish Proxies {Syrian ISIS militia} Are Allegedly Too Scared To Fight Armenians

    10/18/2020 2:57:48 AM PDT · by Cronos · 14 replies
    South Front ^ | 18 October 2020 | South Front
    About 1,000 members of Syrian militant groups deployed by Turkey to support the Azerbaijani advance in the Nagorno-Karabakh region have laid down their arms and refused to participate in hostilities, Armenian media outlets and military-affiliated sources claimed. They insist that Syrian militants were just used as cannon fodder and did not receive their promised money. According to sources loyal to the Syrian opposition, the number of Turkish proxies that died in the war with Armenia has exceeded 110. Earlier, reports appeared from Syrian sources , claiming that about 400 members of Turkish-backed militant groups deployed in Syria’s northwest had refused...
  • Budapest Blasts Biden on ‘Son’s Ukrainian Energy Deals’ After Attack on Hungary and Poland

    10/17/2020 4:00:19 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 17 2020 | JACK MONTGOMERY
    Joe Biden has triggered a huge diplomatic row with NATO members Hungary and Poland after appearing to lump them in with Belarus as “totalitarian regimes”, with the Hungarian government demanding answers on his family’s alleged corruption in Ukraine. “You see what’s happening in everything from Belarus to Poland to Hungary and the rise of totalitarian regimes in the world, and, as well as, this President embraces all the thugs of the world,” said the 77-year-old presidential hopeful at a recent town hall event. Biden’s seeming comparison of Poland and Hungary, both European Union democracies and parties to the NATO defence...
  • My 5 cents; Thoughts from a Russian immigrant

    10/17/2020 8:55:46 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 15 replies
    Coeur d'Alene Press ^ | September 29, 2020 | Luba Wold
    These past twenty-nine years in the United States proved that the fairy tale land I’ve heard about is still the land of opportunity. This is the country where everyone has a chance for a good living, if they work at it. In the country I came from (Russia) we worked hard, but to no avail. The system did not reward the hard work, it favored those who sought wellbeing by becoming a part of the system, manipulating the system or becoming communist party members. Since most of my life I lived in a country where socialism was at a very...
  • Turkey used Russian missile system to track NATO fighter jets, US lawmakers suspect

    10/09/2020 5:25:32 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 09, 2020 06:00 AM | Joel Gehrke, Foreign Affairs Reporter
    Turkey has “activated” a Russian-made S-400 anti-aircraft defense system to track F-16 fighter jets flown by several other NATO members, U.S. lawmakers and analysts suspect. “The whole problem with having the S-400 integrated is in order to do that, you have to betray some of the codes and some of the, basically, NATO technology to the Russians,” the American Enterprise Institute’s Michael Rubin said. “And it appears that that's what they've done.” Western officials have eyed Turkey’s turn to Russian arms dealers with alarm in recent years, but Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan defied the threat of U.S. sanctions to...
  • Obama: Trump Doesn’t Have ‘Patience,’ ‘Focus’ to Change U.S. Foreign Policy

    10/15/2020 9:16:06 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 15 2020 | PAM KEY
    Former President Barack Obama said in an interview with on the “Pod Save America” podcast on Wednesday that President Donald Trump didn’t “have the patience and the focus to really substantially change a lot of U.S. foreign policy.” Tommy Vietor asked, “You spent countless hours with Vice President Biden talking about national security. What did you learn about how he thinks about diplomacy and counterterrorism and the use of military force that others would not have seen?”