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  • 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...
  • Democrats Gutted Anti-Hezbollah Legislation Days Before Attack on Israel

    08/05/2020 8:33:37 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 5 replies
    freebeacon ^ | AUGUST 4, 2020 | Adam Kredo
    Efforts to slash U.S. funding to Iranian terror group blocked by House Dems Just days before the Iranian-funded terror group Hezbollah waged a terrorist attack on Israel’s northern border, congressional Democrats gutted legislation that would have halted U.S. funding to the Lebanese military, which is almost entirely controlled by the terror group. Congress has been working on legislation that would slash millions in American taxpayer funding to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), which has long been under Hezbollah’s thumb. Republican lawmakers in both the House and Senate have been pushing to cut this funding for some time, arguing that U.S....
  • As rumours swirl of Yemenis fighting in Libya, mercenaries enlist to join the war

    08/02/2020 11:02:03 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Middle East Eye ^ | 31 July 2020 | MEE correspondent in Sanaa
    The Popular Resistance is a militia linked to Yemen's Islah party, a Muslim Brotherhood affiliate that has good relations with both Saudi Arabia and its regional rival Turkey. Part of the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi movement, the party and the militia have enemies within the alliance battling on behalf of President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi's government - particularly groups allied with the United Arab Emirates, which is a major backer of eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar. Recent reports by anti-Islah media in Yemen have accused the party of sending Yemenis to Turkey under the guise of receiving medical treatment,...
  • 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...
  • Video: It Seems Antifa Plays Dress-Up Again – After Wall Of Moms Were Exposed Just As Rioters That Put On A Yellow Shirt, Now They Pretended To Be US “Veterans”

    07/25/2020 9:40:16 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 35 replies
    Red State Nation ^ | 07.25.2020 | Ray Pearson
    Antifa used these situations to try and destroy our country, or at least the country that we as Americans love. The mainstream media helped Antifa and BLM to be on every news station, and only provide the American people with the positive news about them. Like the case with the so-called “Portland Moms”. Jennifer Kristiansen is a 37-year-old Portland mother and attorney who was arrested while protesting with the “Wall of Moms,” a group of women who have joined protests outside of the federal courthouse in the Oregon city. Kristiansen told Heavy she was ripped away from a line of...
  • Saudi hit squad’s gruesome conversations during Khashoggi's murder revealed

    09/10/2019 2:58:53 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    Daily Sabah ^ | 09/10/19 | ABDURRAHMAN ŞİMŞEK - NAZİF KARAMAN
    Audio recordings of the horrifying conversations between the 15-man Saudi hit squad and their victim, journalist Jamal Khashoggi, has been revealed to the public for the first time by the Turkish daily Sabah. The conversations recorded prior to and during the Oct. 2, 2018 murder of the dissident journalist at the kingdom's Istanbul consulate were obtained by Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MIT) right after the gruesome incident, and were shared with related Turkish authorities carrying out an investigation into the incident, as well as with international officials and institutions. One of the recordings of the conversations between Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb,...
  • Watch: Pro-Palestinian BLM Rallies in U.S. Call for ‘Death to Israel, Death to America’

    07/06/2020 1:39:52 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 06 2020 | DEBORAH DANAN
    At pro-Palestinian Black Lives Matter rallies in New York and Washington, chants were heard calling for “Death to Israel,” “Death to America” and “From Gaza to Minnesota, globalize the Intifada!” Several hundred protesters attended the July 1 demonstration in Brooklyn dubbed as a “Day of Rage” event, set to coincide with the earliest date Israel could begin its plans to apply Israeli law over parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley. Speakers issued inflammatory rallying cries that ran the gamut from anti-Semitic and anti-American to just plain absurd. One pro-North Korea activist called for the end of the...
  • Against the Police: Nets Skip Death of Tulsa Officer Shot in the Head

    07/02/2020 9:36:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 7/1/2020 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    On Tuesday, 15-year Tulsa Police Department veteran and Sergeant Craig Johnson died at a hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound to his head on Monday. Six-week rookie Officer Aurash Zarkeshan was also in critical condition after also being shot in the head during the same struggle with a suspect. Though Monday's CBS Evening News was the only broadcast newscast to report on their hospitalization, neither they nor ABC, or NBC informed their viewers about Sgt. Johnson’s passing. Proving that the shooting warranted national attention, CBS fill-in anchor Major Garrett delivered a meager 16-second news brief on Monday: Two Tulsa, Oklahoma,...
  • Never Trumpers are always wrong: Devine

    06/15/2020 7:36:19 AM PDT · by lasereye · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 14, 2020 | Miranda Devine
    Democrats are despicable in their mendacity, race-baiting and incitement of violence, but they have the excuse of trying to win an election. It’s Never Trumpers who deserve the most scorn, especially the inadequates from the Lincoln Project. With anarchy on the streets and China on the warpath, they empower America’s enemies. They style themselves as defenders of the traditional GOP, yet they endorse Joe Biden, with his problematic moral history, and promise to disarm Americans. The Lincoln Project is the brainchild of embittered former GOP grifters who failed to anticipate the Trump phenomenon and were not talented enough to overcome...
  • Minneapolis City Council members consider disbanding the police

    06/04/2020 10:20:18 AM PDT · by plain talk · 86 replies
    Citypages.com ^ | June 4, 2020 | Hannah Jones
    Budget meeting after budget meeting, they’d turn out with their petitions and signs, demanding the city put less money into its police department and more money into programs that stop crimes from happening in the first place – affordable housing, addiction counseling, violence prevention programs. The council's been listening. “I think we’ve had a vision for a while of wanting to see another kind of city response to those [911] calls,” says Council Member Steve Fletcher, whose Ward 3 covers parts of downtown. Calls about mental health crises could be answered by mental health professionals. Calls about opioid abuse could...
  • Protesters' demands to 'Defund the Police' take hold; Local lawmakers consider reallocating funds toward community-building efforts.

    06/04/2020 10:49:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/04/2020 | By Anagha Srikanth
    In protests against police brutality and George Floyd’s death, demonstrators have cried, “defund the police.” The idea isn’t new, but the increased support for cutting police department budgets is. While the coronavirus pandemic has taken a heavy toll on the economy and government resources, police departments have largely been spared from proposed cuts in post-pandemic budgets, reported Fast Company, which looked at budget proposals in major cities across the country. In fact, cities including Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Washington, D.C., are considering increasing the budget of their police departments while cutting elsewhere. Reportedly, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) was...
  • Russian space agency calls Trump's reaction to SpaceX launch "hysteria"

    06/01/2020 8:21:57 AM PDT · by Zenyatta · 12 replies
    News Trust ^ | 5/31/2020 | Reuters
    MOSCOW, May 31 (Reuters) - Russia's space agency criticised U.S. President Donald Trump's "hysteria" about the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years, but also said on Sunday it was pleased there was now another way to travel into space. SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, on Saturday launched two Americans into orbit from Florida en route to the International Space Station (ISS), a landmark mission that ended Russia's monopoly on flights there. Trump, who observed the launch, said the United States had regained its place as the world's leader in space,...
  • Israel linked to cyberattack on Iranian port

    05/18/2020 7:44:25 PM PDT · by texas booster · 6 replies
    The Straits Times (Singapore) ^ | May 18 2020 | Staff
    Israel appears to be behind a cyberattack earlier this month on computers at Iran's Shahid Rajaee port that caused massive backups on waterways and roads leading to the facility, the Washington Post reported on Monday (May 18). Citing unnamed US and foreign government officials, the Post said the May 9 disruption of Iranian computers was presumably in retaliation for an earlier attempted cyberattack on rural water distribution systems in Israel. The Israeli Embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters on the Post report. The managing director of Iran's Ports and Maritime Organisation, Mohammad...
  • Gunmen storm Kabul maternity ward, killing 13, including 2 newborns

    05/12/2020 7:36:39 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/12/2020 | Sharif Hassan
    KABUL — Gunmen set off an explosion Tuesday at the entrance of one of Kabul's busiest hospitals before storming the building, which includes a maternity ward, killing 13, including two newborns. The attackers battled for hours with Afghan security forces. According to the interior minister, the rest of those slain were nurses and mothers. Some 15 others were injured. The hospital is one of the busiest in western Kabul and houses a maternity ward run by Doctors Without Borders. In March, gunmen stormed a Sikh temple, killing 25, and earlier that month shooters killed 32 at an ethnic Hazara and...
  • Newly Declassified Documents Show John Kerry’s State Department Spread Russia Collusion Narrative

    04/29/2020 9:52:40 PM PDT · by bitt · 20 replies
    thegreggjarrett.com ^ | 4/22/2020 | staff
    Documents released last week by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham give insight into a bombshell revelation about the “role of John Kerry’s State Department in fueling the FBI’s dubious Russia collusion probe, showing it was the State Department that provided ‘information’ leading to the controversial surveillance of Carter Page” reports Breitbart. Amongst the redactions released are parts of the Obama administration’s FISA warrant applications used to spy on Page. As Breitbart reports, the disclosures of the text claim Page was “an agent of a foreign power” and that “the status of the target was determined in or about October...
  • Admin Official: Obama "not ruling out legitimacy" of Muslim Brotherhood for New Egypt Gov't

    01/31/2011 8:18:18 PM PST · by kristinn · 183 replies
    Monday, January 31, 2011 | Kristinn
    An Obama administration official, speaking anonymously to the Washington Post, said the administration is open to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood being in the government of Egypt that will likely replace the rule of Hosni Mubarak:The official said that while the administration was concerned about "some elements" of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and other non-secular groups participating in the demonstrations, it was "not ruling out their legitimacy" and place in a future government. Obama was aware that the Muslim Brotherhood and others were in the audience when he spoke of "a new beginning" in a 2009 speech in Cairo that was...
  • ‘Fun’ anti-Semitic displays in Europe should shock Jews everywhere

    03/03/2020 11:52:00 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | Mar 2020 | Benny Avni
    All of a sudden nostalgia for 1930s Germany resurges across Europe, where some dismiss it as “just fun.” Carnival marchers in the Belgian town of Aalst last week were dressed up as Jewish caricatures, as if lifted from the pages of the crude Nazi-era weekly Der Sturmer. They had long, crooked noses, Hasidic hats, rat tails — the works. Men clad in SS uniforms marched alongside, drinking beer and joking with the cheering crowds. The grotesque display, which appeared in Aalst’s annual three-day carnival last year for the first time and repeated again last week, was described to the BBC...
  • Topless animal rights protesters confront Bernie Sanders at Nevada campaign rally and demand he drop his support for dairy farmers

    02/16/2020 3:55:58 PM PST · by jonatron · 78 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2/16/2020 | Keith Griffith
    Topless protesters have disrupted a stump speech by Senator Bernie Sanders in Nevada. The anti-dairy protesters stormed the stage just as Sanders was beginning to address his supporters at the event on Sunday in Carson City. First, a fully clothed woman jumped on the stage and grabbed the mic away from the candidate to deliver their demands. 'Bernie, I'm your biggest supporter, and I'm here to ask you to stop pumping up the dairy industry and to stop pumping up animal agriculture,' she said. 'I believe in you…' she continued, before the mic suddenly went dead and security moved toward...
  • Turkish military convoy crosses into rebel-held NW Syria

    02/02/2020 10:05:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    Washingtn Post ^ | Feb. 2, 2020
    A large Turkish military convoy rumbled into rebel-held areas of northwest Syria on Sunday, witnesses on the ground and activists said. Separately, airstrikes on a rebel-held village in Syria’s northwest killed at least seven people, opposition activists said. Elsewhere, rebel shelling killed a woman and wounded at least three journalists, Syrian state TV reported. The violence and troop movements came amid a Syrian government offensive into the country’s last rebel stronghold, located in Idlib province and parts of the nearby Aleppo region. Turkish troops are deployed in some of those rebel-held areas to monitor a cease-fire that has since collapsed....
  • When Iran Took Americans Hostage, Bernie Backed Iran’s Defenders

    02/02/2020 6:16:27 PM PST · by plain talk · 19 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 17, 2020 | Ronald Radesh
    Go back over 40 years, to the start of Iran’s long conflict with the United States. On April 1, 1979, the theocratic Islamic Republic of Iran was proclaimed. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who had returned to Iran from exile to assume command of the revolt, became Supreme Leader in December of that year. His rise was accelerated by the seizure on Nov. 4 of 52 American diplomats and citizens, and citizens of other countries, at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. The hostage crisis became the means by which the Ayatollah crushed political opponents in Iran. Dealing with the hostage taking became...