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  • Leopard 2 bought by Turkey to fight British-backed Kurds has numerous faults exposed in lethal fashion

    01/25/2023 11:58:44 AM PST · by MarMema · 31 replies
    daily mail ^ | Jan 31, 2018 | Gareth Davies
    A German-made tank, which Berlin once dubbed one of the best in the world, has had its shortcomings embarrassingly exposed on the battlefield in Syria. Photos from the Turkish military operation dubbed 'Euphrates Shield', which began in August 2016, show the charred remains of one of the Leopard 2 tanks which was reportedly blown up with mines. The images - taken from an ISIS video published in January 2017 - show the tank with its turret completely blown off. Other pictures from the same conflict show Leopard 2s standing idle in ditches and snow after being severely damaged. The 1970s-built...
  • New Jersey Army Vet Falls In Love with Jihadi. It Was An Explosive Affair.

    01/25/2023 12:38:01 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | JANUARY 25, 2023 | ROBERT SPENCER
    Life often takes us in unexpected directions, but Maria Sue Bell’s life has been more rollicking and full of surprises than most. Back in 1984 and 1985, Bell served in the Army National Guard and was on Army Active Duty until Jan. 31, 1986. In a warning sign of what was to come, the criminal complaint against Bell says that she “received an Other Than Honorable (OTH) Discharge deemed Good for Service in lieu of a Court Martial,” although the reason for this has not been disclosed and has now been overshadowed by far more serious misconduct: Bell was sentenced...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 1/20/2023 Newsdump Friday Israeli AG May Order Netanyahu To Step Aside, COVID Mask Order Ends In Navajo Nation In US, Wagner Group Founder Reacts To New US Sanctions, Heavy Ukrainian Casualties In Donetsk Battle

    01/20/2023 8:02:11 PM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/23/2023 | Nextrush/Self
    In Israel the Attorney General is reported close to ordering Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step aside and take a leave of absence... The COVID mask mandate has been rescinded in most places in the Navajo Nation which includes parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah... The US says it has evidence of North Korean arms shipments to Russia... The protests in Peru continue tonight demonstrators in the capital city of Lima... In New Zealand there's only one candidate in the Labor Party to replace Jacinda Ardern... About 30 people have been killed in suspected jihadist attacks... Thousands of Pro-Life...
  • Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang calls on Israel to stop worsening Palestine issue with provocation

    01/16/2023 9:39:23 AM PST · by Right Wing Vegan · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/16/2023 | South China Morning Post
    "Israel should stop all incitement and provocation and avoid any unilateral actions that might lead to aggravation of the situation," the Chinese diplomat said at a joint press briefing on Sunday with Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry. Qin also called for "maintaining the status quo" at Jerusalem's most important holy site - after an ultranationalist Israeli cabinet minister visited the site known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary - or the Al-Aqsa Mosque - Islam's third holiest shrine. The visit by Itamir Ben-Gvir, Israel's national security minister, was seen by Palestinians as a provocation...
  • “I’m bullish” about Netanyahu striking breakthrough peace deal with Saudis, Trump’s Middle East negotiator tells THE ROSENBERG REPORT

    01/14/2023 7:25:08 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 11 replies
    All Arab News ^ | 1/13/23 | Joel C. Rosenberg
    Amidst visits to Jerusalem and Riyadh, Jason Greenblatt tells me that if anyone can make it happen, he thinks it’s Netanyahu ABU DHABI – In the coming days, I’ll begin reporting on my meetings with senior government officials here in the United Arab Emirates. It’s been fascinating getting updates on how the UAE leadership views the new right-wing government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the progress that is being made in developing and deepening diplomatic and cultural ties after the signing of the Abraham Accords, the exciting growth of trade between the UAE and Israel. Today, however, I want...
  • The Earliest Evidence of Christianity in Arabia?

    01/11/2023 3:31:40 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | March 30, 2022 | Marek Dospel
    Before the emergence of Islam in the early seventh century, Arabia was home to a different monotheistic faith. Centuries before Muhammad, some ancient Arabian tribes seem to have adopted Christianity. While the arrival of Christianity in Arabia has been known through literary sources written by outsiders, such as the famous Bible scholar and translator St. Jerome, recent discoveries present evidence of Christianity from pre-Islamic Arabia itself. The vast swaths of desert east of the Jordan River reveal thousands of ancient inscriptions, some of which bear crosses and use Christian terminology.The Harra—the rocky basalt desert found in southern Syria, northeastern Jordan,...
  • Cuba's bio-research activity under scrutiny: Did Castro plant West Nile virus in Florida Keys?

    05/15/2002 1:10:18 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 11 replies · 1,465+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, May 15, 2002 | By H.P. Albarelli Jr.
    Notwithstanding former President Jimmy Carter's recent statement to the contrary, Undersecretary of State John Bolton's remarks about Cuba's biological weapons capabilities underscore lingering concerns with the rogue island only 90 miles from the United States. Bolton, on May 6, told an audience at the Washington, D.C.-based Heritage Foundation that the U.S. is suspicious about Cuban biomedical laboratories and their ability to transfer biological weapons technology to Iraq, Syria and Libya, all countries that Cuban President Fidel Castro visited last year. Bolton also made remarks, which may be interpreted as a clear signal of hardening State Department policy toward Cuba, faulting...
  • 'ISIS bride', 31, who returned to Australia from Syria is charged with flying to terrorist strong-hold two months after she and her kids were rescued from refugee camp

    01/04/2023 8:36:51 PM PST · by blueplum · 14 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 04 Jan 2023 | BEN TALINTYRE FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA
    A Sydney woman has been charged just months after being rescued from a Syrian refugee camp for reformed Islamic State fighters and eight years after she allegedly left Australia to fight for the militant group with her husband.... ...The woman was in Al Roj Internally Displaced Persons camp in Syria before being repatriated to Australia in October 2022. Ms Raad was arrested following a joint investigation by the Australian Federal Police and the NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team (JCTT). In a statement, the JCTT said 'newly obtained evidence' allegedly allowed them to charge the woman. ...
  • Russia, Turkey come together in Syria to Uncle Sam’s chagrin

    01/01/2023 8:29:04 PM PST · by FarCenter · 17 replies
    ... It is against such a backdrop that the two meetings in Moscow on December 28 between the defense ministers and intelligence chiefs of Turkey and Syria in the presence of their Russian counterparts took place. Erdogan’s reconciliation process with Assad is quintessentially his sweet revenge for the American betrayal. Erdogan sought help from Russia, the archetypal enemy country in the US and North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s sights, in order to communicate with Assad, who is a pariah in American eyes. The matrix is self-evident. On December 29, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said: “At the meeting [in Moscow], we...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 1/1/2023 Newsdump Weekend Happy New Year Israel Takes Out Damascus International Airport, Presidential Inauguration In Brazil, Kim Calls For More North Korean Nukes

    01/01/2023 9:45:44 PM PST · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/1/2023 | Nextrush/Self
    There were air raid alerts tonight in Kiev and other Ukrainian regions... An Israeli air attack tonight taking out the Damascus International Airport... Israel's new Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich ordering a roll-back of taxes... In Brazil today the inauguration of a new President Leftist Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva. Lula Da Silva taking office as President for the third time in his political career... Mr. Lula spoke of his political opponents on the Right like former President Jair Bolsonaro saying... "distorted" "disgraceful" Some of the words of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reacting to a UN resolution referring Israel to...
  • Israeli strike on Damascus airport kills 4 fighters: monitor

    01/01/2023 7:09:46 PM PST · by C210N · 20 replies
    Insider Paper ^ | 1/1/23 | AFP
    The Israeli army carried out a missile strike on Damascus International Airport on Monday that killed four people, including two Syrian soldiers, according to a human rights monitor. The attack — which occurred around 2:00 am (2300 GMT) — put the airport out of service, according to Syria’s state news agency SANA. Israel carried out the strike with “barrages of missiles, targeting Damascus International Airport and its surroundings”, a military source told SANA, which reported that two Syrian soldiers were killed.
  • UNESCO says no Jewish history on Temple Mount; Hebron and Bethlehem 'Integral part of Palestine'

    04/17/2016 1:18:03 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 11 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/17/16 | NOGA TARNOPOLSKY/THE MEDIA LINE
    UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Association, announced a number of resolutions just before the weekend started. One, submitted by the Russian Federation, called for defining UNESCO’s role in safeguarding and preserving Palmyra and other Syrian World Heritage sites. Another was about “Enhancing UNESCO’s contributions to promote a culture of mutual respect and tolerance.” A third was simply entitled “Occupied Palestine” and addressed the Jerusalem Old City hotspot that Jews refer to as the Temple Mount and Muslims call Haram Al-Sharif, the Noble Sanctuary. Except that the Jewish link to the site, considered the holiest place for Jews,...
  • Joe Biden Inches Toward War with Iran, Makes Israel Full Military Partner

    12/22/2022 12:05:54 AM PST · by blueplum · 56 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 21 Dec 2022 | BY WILLIAM M. ARKIN
    Preparing for any potential war against Iran, the Biden administration has formally elevated Israel in military planning.... ...For the Pentagon, Israel is the most prized military and intelligence partner in the Middle East, with its vast combat experience and advanced technologies. With the end of combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, and with the brokering of the Abraham Accords by the Trump administration, Washington sees an opportunity to incorporate Israel into a new regional alliance. ... ..."CENTCOM will now work to implement the U.S. Government commitment to a holistic approach to regional security and cooperation with our partners," the Tampa-based command...
  • World’s Biggest Holocaust – ‘Islamic Invaders’ killed more than 80 Million Hindus in India

    12/19/2022 7:52:02 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 39 replies
    Trunicle ^ | 10/20/2020 | Manish Sharma
    What comes in your mind when your hear the word ‘Holocaust’? Most of us will think immediately of the Jewish holocaust committed by Nazi Germany under the leadership of Adolf Hitler. Many of us are aware of such holocaust of the Native American peoples, millions of African lives lost during Slave trading, the genocide of the Armenian peoples in the Ottoman Empire. However, we are sure that very few knows that World’s biggest holocaust did happen in India. You must be shocked or surprised, but this is indeed true. Our Liberal and Secular cabal go gaga over Mughal rule and...
  • Exclusive - The Netanyahu Doctrine: An in-depth regional policy interview

    12/17/2022 12:35:32 AM PST · by robowombat · 1 replies
    Al Arabiya English ^ | 16 December ,2022: 09:22 PM GST
    Al Arabiya English Benjamin Netanyahu is preparing to become the Prime Minister of Israel for the third time. He has until December 21 to form a government before taking office. In a wide-ranging interview with a group of print and television journalists at Al Arabiya, Mr. Netanyahu discussed Israel’s relations with Arab states, the US alliance structure in the Middle East, unrest in Iran, Israel’s new hard-right government, the future of the US-brokered maritime border agreement with Lebanon, and the Russia-Ukraine war. Mr. Netanyahu reiterated the paramount importance of normalization with Saudi Arabia, which would be a “quantum leap” toward...
  • Aida Rostami, a doctor who helped injured protestors, tortured and killed

    12/17/2022 4:41:45 AM PST · by nuconvert · 25 replies
    Aida Rostami, a young doctor who helped injured protestors, had half of her face crushed, a broken hand and a missing eye. Regime told her family that she'd had an accident.
  • America’s Lebanese fantasy hits a road-bump Lebanon

    12/14/2022 8:16:54 AM PST · by robowombat · 6 replies
    AlAribiya ^ | Dec 13, 2022 | Tony Badran
    America’s Lebanese fantasy hits a road-bump Lebanon Follow Tony Badran Published: 13 December ,2022: 12:39 PM GST Updated: 13 December ,2022: 01:25 PM GST For the past two years, the Biden administration has been hell-bent on getting Saudi Arabia to underwrite the US project of administering Lebanon. And for two years running, the Kingdom has refused, having no desire to bankroll an Iranian equity run by Hezbollah. The administration, however, is demanding US allies suspend disbelief and pretend that Lebanon is in fact a real, normal state. In the latest iteration of its Lebanese project, the Biden team is trying...
  • State Department Cleans Up Diplomatic Mess After Biden Questions Pakistan Having Nuclear Weapons

    10/18/2022 9:42:03 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Oct 2022 | CHRISTIAN K. CARUZO
    The U.S. State Department on Tuesday walked back remarks questioning Pakistan’s ability to keep its nuclear weapons safe by leftist President Joe Biden, who went as far as to call the South Asian nation, a nominal ally of America’s, “one of the most dangerous nations in the world.” Biden made the offending comments at a Democrat Party event at a private home in California last week. Offering disorganized remarks commenting on nuclear weapons generally, Biden mentioned Pakistan amid boasting yet again that he has a close personal relationship with dictator Xi Jinping of China. “I’ve spent more time with Xi...
  • Biden admin reverses Trump's decision, approves USD 450 mn F-16 fleet sustainment programme to Pakistan

    09/11/2022 5:02:29 PM PDT · by anthropocene_x · 37 replies
    TimesNow ^ | 8 Sept 2022
    Reversing the decision of its predecessor, the Biden Administration has approved a whooping USD 450 million F-16 fighter jet fleet sustainment programme to Pakistan. As a notification to the US Congress, the State Department has made a determination approving a possible foreign military sale of F-16 case for sustainment and related equipment for an estimated cost of USD 450 million, arguing that this will sustain Islamabad's capability to meet current and future counterterrorism threats by maintaining its F-16 fleet. This is the first major security assistance to Pakistan after Trump in 2018 had announced to stop all defense and security...
  • Pakistan Army Chief Reportedly Seeking US Help in Securing Crucial IMF Loan

    07/30/2022 5:52:10 PM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 13 replies
    VOA ^ | 7/30/2022 | Ayaz Gul
    ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s military chief has reportedly sought help from the United Sates in securing the early disbursement of an International Monetary Fund loan as the high price of energy imports pushes the cash-strapped South Asian nation to the brink of a payment crisis. General Qamar Javed Bajwa spoke by phone to Deputy U.S. Secretary of State Wendy Sherman earlier this week and raised the issue, government sources told VOA late Friday on condition of anonymity. Pakistan last week reached a staff-level agreement with the IMF for the revival of a multibillion-dollar bailout package. However, the deal is subject to...