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  • Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Treasury and State Sanctions on the Assad Regime

    06/17/2020 1:09:25 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 5 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | June 17, 2020 | White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany
    Today, at President Donald J. Trump’s direction, the Department of the Treasury and Department of State announced important sanctions designations on individuals and entities actively supporting the murderous and barbaric Assad regime in Syria.  Today’s designations employ a wide range of sanctions authorities to target the Assad regime, including the Caesar Act provision of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020, which authorizes sanctions on individuals providing support to the Syrian government.The targets of today’s sanctions include regime-loyalists, Syrian financiers supporting corrupt reconstruction efforts, and individuals actively involved in the ceasefire disruption in northern Syria.Since the...
  • REPORT: Israeli Intelligence Assassinates Syrian Rocket Scientist

    08/07/2018 10:12:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/07/2018 | Jack Crowe
    The Israeli intelligence service, Mossad, assassinated a top Syrian rocket scientist on Saturday using a car bomb, the New York Times first reported Tuesday. The scientist, Aziz Asbar, led a confidential unit known as Sector 4 at the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center developing cutting edge missile technology designed to further Syrias efforts to initiate the long range bombing of Israeli cities. Asbar was killed along with his driver near the research center, which lies in the town of Masyaf and has long been believed to host chemical weapons development. The center has twice been the target of Israeli...
  • Mattis 'angry and appalled as he unloads on Trump, says president does not try to unite the American people'

    06/03/2020 5:05:44 PM PDT · by MAGA_patriot · 163 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/3/2020 | Gregg Re
    James Mattis, who served as President Trump's first Secretary of Defense, excoriated the president in a statement to The Atlantic published on Wednesday -- urging Americans to "reject and hold accountable those in office who would make a mockery of our Constitution." Mattis has largely stayed out of the public eye since resigning in December 2018, when he opposed Trump's abrupt troop pullout from Syria. The retired Marine Corps general had said he wanted to give the administration an "opportunity" to govern, rather than criticize the president in the press. On Wednesday, though, Mattis made clear that Trump's response to...
  • Accused NYC attacker is 4th terror suspect with Uzbekistan links in 2017

    11/01/2017 1:09:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 1, 2017 | By HALEY JOELLE OTT
    The president of Uzbekistan on Wednesday offered his country's assistance in investigating the deadly terror attack in the lower Manhattan area of New York City. The suspect in the attack was identified as an Uzbek national, Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov. Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev expressed his condolences to the families of the victims, but the country has been linked to at least three other terrorist incidents over the last year. In April, Uzbek national Rakhmat Akilov drove a truck into pedestrians in Stockholm, Sweden, killing five people. Earlier that same month, Akbarzhon Jalilov, a Russian citizen who was born in Kyrgyzstan...
  • FBI: Florida man scouted terror targets and attack weapons (deported from Saudi Arabia to US)

    05/27/2020 3:52:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/27/20 | Curt Anderson
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man is charged with providing material support to the Islamic State extremist group, including attempting to buy multiple weapons and scouting potential targets for an attack in the Tampa Bay area, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. A criminal complaint charges Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari, a 23-year-old U.S. citizen, with attempting to provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization. The charge carries a potential 20-year prison term. **SNIP** According to the affidavit, Al-Azhari scouted a number of targets in the Tampa Bay region, including beaches, parks and even the Tampa FBI field...
  • Who framed Michael Flynn? All of the pieces are in place and they lead right into the obama White House

    05/08/2020 8:41:55 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 34 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-08-20 | DrJohn
    Yesterday was a great day. Flynn has been freed. The DOJ has dropped the Flynn prosecution. TheJustice Departmenton Thursdaymoved to drop its case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn,in a stunning development that comes after internal memos were released raising serious questions about the nature of the investigation that led toFlynns late 2017 guilty plea of lying to the FBI.The announcement came in a court filing"after a considered review of all the facts and circumstances of this case, including newly discovered and disclosed information," as the department put it. DOJ officials said they concluded that Flynn's interview by the...
  • I caught Iran sending hundreds of child soldiers into Syria (Soleimani)

    02/23/2020 11:28:01 PM PST · by knighthawk · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 23 2020 | Fariba Sahraei
    I first met Qassem four years ago, at the height of the European refugee crisis. The BBC had sent me to capture the stories of Mideast migrants, thousands of whom would daily wash ashore on the Greek isles. He was around 15, malnourished and clearly traumatized. As we sat together in a cabin at a migrant camp on the island of Lesbos, his hunched body rocked backward and forward. His marginal life amounted to a speck of dust amid the geopolitical earthquakes that were remaking the region at the time. Yet the story he told opened a window onto the...
  • US diplomat: Russian-controlled forces risking conflict with American troops in Syria

    02/05/2020 9:29:40 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 77 replies
    Washington examiner ^ | 2/5/2020 | Joel gehrke
    Russian-controlled forces in Syria have been roaming deeper into U.S.-held territory, raising the risk of conflict in an apparent effort to challenge our presence in the northeast, according to a senior State Department official. These are not daily occurrences, but they have been increasing in number, James Jeffrey, the State Departments lead negotiator for the Syria crisis, told reporter
  • Al-Qaeda terrorist's son an Obama fundraiser

    06/15/2008 12:54:25 PM PDT · by hecht · 34 replies · 69+ views
    Al-Qaeda terrorist's son an Obama fundraiser Here's another 'associate' that Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Hussein Obama may want to throw under the bus. This is a Debbie Schlussel exclusive. Al Churbaji is a Syrian national currently living in Ann Arbor, Michigan, from where he is fighting the Department of Homeland Security's endeavors to deport him. If successful, this will be the second deportation for Al-Churbaji, after a return to the U.S. that violated federal immigration and deportation policies. More on that later. But even if Al-Churbaji is deported, at least two of his six children, a son and a daughter,...
  • Left Wing Pulitzer Prize Winner Exposes Obama as a Traitor, but is Afraid to Use that Word

    01/14/2016 10:49:30 AM PST · by Shery · 20 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 12 January, 2016 | Keith Davies
    A former senior adviser to the Joint Chiefs told me that the document was an ‘all-source’ appraisal, drawing on information from signals, satellite and human intelligence, and took a dim view of the Obama administration’s insistence on continuing to finance and arm the so-called moderate rebel groups. Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, director of the DIA between 2012 and 2014, confirmed that his agency had sent a constant stream of classified warnings to the civilian leadership about the dire consequences of toppling Assad. The jihadists, he said, were in control of the opposition. Turkey wasn’t doing enough to stop the smuggling...
  • Democrats Tap Radical Islamists for Cash

    11/02/2012 10:11:54 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies
    Right Side News ^ | Nov. 2, 2012 | Steven Emerson and John Rossomando
    The Investigative Project on Terrorism has learned that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Democratic Party fundraiser with leaders of Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood front groups in May of this year. The invitation-only fundraiser was sponsored by Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.; Andre Carson, D-Ind.; and Steve Israel, D-N.Y., chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and took place on the evening of May 16, 2012, at the W Hotel in Washington D.C. In attendance were about 20 members of a Syrian dissident group and 10 officials representing Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas front groups. Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)...
  • America just took out the worlds no. 1 bad guy

    01/03/2020 12:34:55 AM PST · by knighthawk · 53 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 3 2020 | Jake Novak
    So, just who is this top Iranian general the U.S. just eliminated? For many of us who watch and analyze news out of the Middle East daily, he was the worlds number one bad guy. Qassim Soleimani has been in control of Irans Quds Force for more than 20 years. His current greatest hits include helping Bashar al Assad slaughter hundreds of thousands of his own people in the Syrian civil war, stoking the Houthis in Yemens civil war, and overseeing the killing of hundreds of Iraqi protesters recently demonstrating against Iranian influence in their country.
  • Judge questions three-month detention of American enemy combatant

    12/11/2017 3:07:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 11, 2017 | Andrea Noble
    A federal judge was aghast over the Trump administrations assertion it could indefinitely detain a U.S. citizen as an enemy combatant without providing access to a lawyer, saying the Justice Departments defense of the practice amounted to an end run around the mans Constitutional rights. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan is weighing a request by the American Civil Liberties Union to allow the group access to the man in order to provide him legal representation. He wants counsel, which is an assertion and a request that I dont think I can ignore, Judge Chutkan said Monday, adding that she plans...
  • Former Sanders adviser: 'Israel will be eliminated'

    04/20/2016 9:49:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    inn ^ | 4/20/16 | David Rosenberg
    Retired US Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson is no stranger to controversy, with a legacy of questionable statements on Israel and the US government. In 2013 the former chief of staff for then-Secretary of State Colin Powell suggested that Israel was responsible for the use of chemical weapons in Syria. In 2007 Wilkerson appeared in a Dutch documentary, claiming that American foreign policy was dominated by the Jewish lobby. Despite his history of inflammatory rhetoric and frequent conspiracy theories, Wilkerson was tapped to serve as a military and foreign policy adviser for the Bernie Sanders campaign in 2015. In the wake...
  • UNITING THE SYRIAN OPPOSITION

    11/03/2019 9:34:57 AM PST · by gandalftb · 9 replies
    SETA Foundation ^ | October, 2019 | MER ZKIZILCIK
    After eight years of war, the Syrian opposition announced that all armed groups united under the command of the Syrian Interim Governments Defense Ministry and joined forces under the banner of the National Army. For the first time, the Syrian Interim Government formed by the Syrian National Coalition has managed take the armed opposition under its command. With this step, the political opposition for the first time may be able to proclaim itself the representative of the entire Syrian opposition.
  • ALERT: 10,000 Syrian Immigrants Headed To THESE 180 US Cities [MAP]

    For the past several weeks it seemed as if Germany had truly become the promised land for Mideast asylum seekers, primarily those seeking to escape the Syrian civil (and global proxy) war, but according to various media reports, also a material number of "ISIS-linked terrorists." Then it all came crashing down earlier today when Germany's beloved by all refugees "Mutti" said genug, and with one decision shut down the border with Austria in the process unraveling decades of customs-union progress (following promptly by the Czech Republic doing the same, with Italy expected to follow suit in the hours ahead). Ironically,...
  • Obama Administration Knew that al Qaeda Terrorists Had Planned Benghazi Attack 10 Days in Advance

    05/20/2015 12:56:25 AM PDT · by grundle · 51 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 18, 2015
    Full title: Judicial Watch: Defense, State Department Documents Reveal Obama Administration Knew that al Qaeda Terrorists Had Planned Benghazi Attack 10 Days in Advance Administration knew three months before the November 2012 presidential election of ISIS plans to establish a caliphate in Iraq Administration knew of arms being shipped from Benghazi to Syria (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained more than 100 pages of previously classified Secret documents from the Department of Defense (DOD)and the Department of State revealing that DOD almost immediately reported that the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was committed by...
  • Leaked Audio of Secretary Kerry Reveals President Obama Intentionally Allowed Rise of ISIS

    01/01/2017 8:17:30 PM PST · by DaveinOK54 · 222 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | January 1, 2017 | sundance
    There are moments within investigative research when your jaw can stand agape as you recognize the scope of what you are reading or hearing. A brutally down-played audio of Secretary John Kerry is just such an occasion.(snip) This evidence within this single story would/should forever remove any credibility toward the U.S. foreign policy under President Obama. It also destroys the credibility of a large number of well known republicans. What the recording reveals is substantive: ♦ First, only regime change, the removal of Bashir Assad, in Syria was the goal for President Obama. This is admitted and outlined by Secretary...
  • The Turkey Trap-Erdogan thinks he can blackmail Trump

    05/08/2017 7:19:51 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 8, 2017 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Turkish autocrat Recep Tayyip Erdogan is coming to Washington, DC, on May 16 loaded for bear. He has an ambitious agenda and apparently feels he can achieve it all because he holds trump cards against the President of the United States. Erdogan and his proxies have publicly said they want to convince the United States to jettison its budding alliance with the Syrian Democratic Union (PYD) and its armed wing, the Peoples Protection Units (YPG), the Kurdish group that has become the tip of the spear in the fight against ISIS in Syria. On this point, they will encounter resistance...
  • Syria and the Arab Spring

    04/08/2017 8:05:30 PM PDT · by Hostage · 20 replies
    The Asan Institute for Policy Studies ^ | January 17, 2013 | Asan Institute
    The so-called Arab Spring was started by people who were inspired by universal ideals to put an end to authoritarian rule and corruption and to demand liberty, dignity and social justice. Although these demands have transcended the borders of various Arab countries, their trajectories and outcome have differed because Arab regimes are diverse among themselves in terms of their ruling mechanisms, domestic power structures, international relations, and the societies they have ruled. The Syrian Spring began gradually in March 2011 but escalated into a violent conflict that drew in regional and international actors and various competing opposition and regime forces....