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  • US military reportedly making plans for Trump that include a complete Afghanistan withdrawal before the next election

    05/26/2020 11:02:33 PM PDT · by Farcesensitive · 6 replies
    Business Insider via YAHOO ^ | May 26, 2020 | David Choi
    Defense Department officials are reportedly planning to brief President Donald Trump on several options to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan, including one to pull them out before the 2020 US presidential election in November.
  • ‘The Bed That Saved Me From the Taliban’ In 2018, Greek pilot Vasileios Vasileiou checked into a luxury hilltop hotel in Kabul that was popular among foreign visitors.

    05/23/2020 2:50:52 PM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    getpocket.com ^ | 1/20/2019 | Vasileios Vasileiou
    I had decided to go for dinner early - at six o'clock - with my friend, another pilot called Michael Poulikakos. It was the first time in the three or four months that I had been coming to the Intercontinental that I'd done this - usually I had dinner at around 8.30pm. We finished dinner about 7.30pm and then I went up to my room - room 522 - on the top floor, to make some calls. At 8.47 p.m. I was on the phone to Athens when I heard a big explosion down in the lobby. I went out...
  • What Does Winning Mean in a Forever War?

    05/22/2020 4:25:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2020 | Pat Buchanan
    When a Wall Street Journal editorial warned this week against any precipitous U.S. withdrawal that might imperil our gains in Afghanistan, an exasperated President Trump shot back: "Could someone please explain to them that we have been there for 19 years. ... and except at the beginning, we never really fought to win." Is that true? Did we "never really" fight to win during our 19-year war in Afghanistan, except when we first ousted the Taliban in 2001? At one point in this longest American war against al-Qaida and the Taliban, Barack Obama surged 100,000 U.S. troops into Afghanistan. The...
  • Trump rips WSJ editorial warning him not to be 'impulsive' on Afghanistan

    05/18/2020 9:29:33 AM PDT · by RandFan · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/18/20 11:48 AM EDT | BY JOE CONCHA
    President Trump slammed the Wall Street Journal's editorial board on Monday, a day after it warned him against being "impulsive" when making decisions on Afghanistan. "The Wall Street Journal Editorial states that it doesn’t want me to act in an 'impulsive' manner in Afghanistan. Could somebody please explain to them that we have been there for 19 years, and while soldier counts are way down now, hardly impulsive," the president tweeted to his 80 million followers. "Besides, the Taliban is mixed about even wanting us to get out," Trump added. "They make a fortune $$$ by having us stay, and...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 5/17/2020

    05/17/2020 8:49:28 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/17/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    "We won't be staying in our cars and you don't have to wear a mask. There may be a lot of people giving hugs and lots of hand shaking going on. Doing our part to strengthen the herd immunity against Covid-19" Libertarian activist Ammon Bundy announcing a worship service..... Meanwhile the federal Bureau of Land Management is investigating after a complaint from hikers about Ryan Bundy building irrigation infrastructure on land traditionally used by rancher Cliven Bundy but claimed as federal land now designated as the Gold Butte National Monument..... Also in the linked story the US Ninth Circuit Court...
  • President of French pro-migrant association murdered by Afghan migrant he sheltered

    05/15/2020 10:07:30 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    Geller Report ^ | 5/15/20 | Jean Patrick Grumberg
    Cherbourg, France: Jean Dussine, president of an association for aid to illegal migrants was killed at his home on Tuesday, May 12, by the Afghan he was housing. Mr Dussine and came to the aid of migrants through the Cherbourg association Itinérance, of which he had been the president since 2016. The man was hospitable enough to accommodate a migrant of Afghan origin in his own house in Bretteville-en-Saire. And this infidel was duly rewarded for his kindness. Witnesses said the victim “was sleeping when the Afghan migrant, in his 20s, attacked him with an iron rod. He could not...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 5/15/2020 Newsdump Friday

    05/15/2020 9:46:08 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/15/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Economic conflict between the United States and China and Russia on full display today but first.... Protesters in Maryland's capital of Annapolis today urging a full reopening of the state..... Protesters are Pennsylvania's Capitol Building in Harrisburg today pushing for a reopening of the state.... German authorities afraid as mass protests are set in major cities like Berlin, Munich and Stuttgart Saturday in opposition to the government's coronavirus policy... The United States imposing tighter chip controls on the Chinese tech firm Huawei...... Its also been announced that Taiwan Semiconductor will be opening a factory in the United States.... A German...
  • The Peace Of The Grave (Islam and the West)

    05/13/2020 7:41:48 AM PDT · by OddLane · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/13/20 | Gerard Perry
    I discuss the recent attack upon a maternity ward by Sunni jihadists, and explain why Islam can never be reconciled with Western civilization or modernity.
  • Afghan Troops 'Go On Offensive' After Deadly Attacks

    05/13/2020 5:38:31 AM PDT · by robowombat · 5 replies
    RFE ^ | May 12, 2020
    Afghan Troops 'Go On Offensive' After Deadly Attacks By RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan May 12, 2020 KABUL -- President Ashraf Ghani says Afghanistan's security forces will go on the offensive against the Taliban and other militant groups, following a violent day in which gunmen stormed a maternity hospital in Kabul and a suicide bomber targeted a funeral in the eastern province of Nangarhar. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the May 12 attacks, in which more than 34 people were killed. The Taliban denied involvement. Blaming the Taliban and the Islamic State (IS) group for the two attacks...
  • Afghan Attack: US Secretary of State Condemns Shooting at Kabul Maternity Ward

    05/13/2020 1:21:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has condemned a militant attack on a maternity ward in Kabul, Afghanistan. Two babies and 12 mothers and nurses were killed when several gunmen stormed the hospital on Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, in the eastern province of Nangarhar, a bombing at a funeral killed at least 26 people. Mr Pompeo said: "Any attack on innocents is unforgiveable, but to attack infants and women in labour... is an act of sheer evil."
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 5/12/2020

    05/12/2020 8:33:43 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/12/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Libertarian activist Ammon Bundy praising the stand taken by a Washington state law enforcement officer over what what the officer sees as gross violations of Constitutional rights under the present coronavirus regime in the United States.... In northern Idaho's Kootenai County Ammon Bundy will be among the speakers at "Liberate America".... Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in Israel being warned that they will be locked down tight again for holding religious bonfire observances last night..... Newborn babies and mothers among those killed in a terrorist attack on a hospital in Afghanistan's capital of Kabul today.... An Israeli soldier killed when a stone...
  • 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...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 5/1/2020 Newsdump Friday

    05/01/2020 10:34:23 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/1/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The Russian pipe laying vessel Academic Cherskiy has reached Danish waters on a journey that began on the other side of the world earlier this year. Russia sent the vessel in a bid to complete the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to bring natural gas directly from Russia into Germany and onto other European countries. Its a move that's been opposed by the United States, which wants to sell liquefied natural gas made in the USA to Europe. To make the point the US imposed sanctions on any companies helping to build the pipeline with President Trump signing the legislation..... Canadian...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 4/12/2020

    04/12/2020 9:58:26 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/12/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Breaking News: Tornadoes left a path of death and destruction in Mississippi today..At least seven are reported dead.... An agreement among the OPEC+ nations to reduce oil production was reached this afternoon US time. Some 9.7 million barrels a day from OPEC+ countries will be combined with 2.7 million barrels a day in cuts coming from Brazil, Canada and the United States..... President Trump holding a conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin..... A Turkish court this weekend accepting the indictment of 20 Saudi nationals in the killing of write Jamal Khashoggi.... The Israeli President Reuven Rivlin is denying Blue and...
  • The war in Afghanistan shattered Joe Biden’s faith in American military power

    04/10/2020 7:58:19 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 2020 | Greg Jaffe
    Vice President Joe Biden decided to make one more last-minute push to convince President Obama that the advice his generals were giving him was disastrously wrong. It was Thanksgiving weekend 2009, and Obama was on the verge of committing 30,000 new troops to Afghanistan. Biden was in Nantucket, Mass., with his family for the holiday. He pulled out a legal pad and began writing a memo for Obama in longhand that he hoped might limit the damage from the president’s decision. The memo summarized the arguments he had been airing for months to the growing irritation of the military’s top...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 4/8/2020 Bernie Sanders Out

    04/08/2020 8:51:14 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/8/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump hoping for higher oil prices coming out of the OPEC+ nations video conference tomorrow.... Word tonight is that the price of Brent Crude Oil already rising to over 33 dollars a barrel..... The energy ministers of the G20 nations set to convene Friday...... The Afghan government said today that its going to release 100 Taliban prisoners..... The Iranian-backed Houthi rebels claim to have killed dozens of Saudi coalition soliders and militia in a missile attack in Yemen.... In Syria, US military patrols in the northeast have again been confronted..... Today a report alleging the Syrian military staged chemical...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 4/1/2020 Warning To Iran

    04/01/2020 9:46:31 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/1/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The coronavirus story later but first... An interesting sidebar to this evening's White House coronavirus news conference is the annoucement of US military and law enforcement operations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea said to be aimed at drug trafficking..... President Trump saying on Twitter that Iran is planning to attack US troops in Iraq..... Efforts to form a unity government in Israel are stalling.... Turkish forces shelling Syrian army positions in northwestern Syria late Tuesday.... Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussing the situation in Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin.... The Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said today...
  • COVID-19 Presents Additional Obstacle to Afghan Peace Process

    04/01/2020 2:14:48 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 6 replies
    US Nanal Institute ^ | March 31, 2020 | John Grady
    At the same time, the spread of COVID-19, especially along Afghanistan’s western border with Iran, is further destabilizing the peace effort. In Herat Province, “thousands of Afghans are returning from Iran” to escape the outbreak, Mahdi said. Their arrival puts more stress on a woefully inadequate health care system. Instead of Afghan government action, “the Taliban has established their own set of groups fighting COVID-19,” including enforcing quarantines, while also but relying on non-governmental organizations to deliver care, Mahdi said. “If the Taliban really wanted” to cooperate with Ghani’s government, “they should stop fighting” and contain the pandemic as best...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 3/30/2020

    03/30/2020 6:51:20 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/30/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Republican governors issue orders to stay home giving them a new and different name but first.... "We discussed with each other whether our rights can be taken by an order from a governor or an agency, and if they can be, what good are our rights?" Ammon Bundy spoke those words Friday following a Thursday night meeting in Emmett, Idaho in response to the "stay at home" order issued by Idaho's Republican Governor Brad Little.... In Iraq the United States has deployed two Patriot missile batteries and is expected to eventually deploy at least four.... The Saudi-led coalition staging air...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 3/29/2020

    03/29/2020 9:21:21 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/29/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    A projection of how many will die from Covid-19 infection in the United States and the President signaling a longer duration for the coronavirus situation but first A riot broke out at a prison in northeastern Syria housing Islamic State detainees and operated by Kurdish elements of the "Syrian Democratic Forces". Some prisoners escaped and others took over a floor of the prison.... The shape of a new "unity" government in Israel is emerging that will raise the profile of the political faction headed by the former Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Benny Gantz that calls itself the Israel...