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  • US still most trusted Philippines ally Ė Pulse Asia

    01/14/2019 7:11:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Philippine Star ^ | 01/14/2019 | Helen Flores
    MANILA, Philippines ó The United States has remained the country most trusted by Filipinos, and Russia and China the least, according to the latest Pulse Asia survey. The poll, taken from Dec. 14 to 21 last year, showed 84 percent of Filipinos saying the Philippines should extend ďa great deal/fair amount of trustĒ to the US. This was higher than the 79 percent recorded in March 2017. The US was followed by Japan and Australia with trust ratings of 75 percent and 72 percent, respectively. Great Britain/United Kingdom obtained 57 percent. Reacting to the survey result, MalacaŮang expressed optimism Filipinosí...
  • Erdogan's Turkey is No American Ally

    01/09/2019 12:43:53 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    The National Interest ^ | Michael Rubin
    President Donald Trump¬ís about-face toward his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdońüan is enough to give whiplash. Just 5-months ago, Trump was criticizing Turkey and undercutting its economy to bring Erdońüan to his knees over the imprisonment of Pastor Andrew Brunson. Behind-the-scenes, American officials/U.S. intelligence had grown exacerbated with Erdońüan for his enabling of the Islamic State as well as terrorist groups ranging from Hamas to Boko Haram . Now, of course, Erdońüan is Trump¬ís confidant and friend. The irony of this about-face is the prickly Trump has absolutely no idea the disdain with which Erdońüan and the Turkish press view...
  • Why Im sick of Turkey

    11/23/2018 9:54:59 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 28 replies
    France News 7 ^ | 11-22-18 | Steven A. Cook
    I am already sick of Turkey.I suspect that many Americans feel this way, about the bird and the country. Yet a small group of Washington foreign policy hands ó at State Department, at Pentagon and in congressional offices ó continue to make the case for Turkey as a ďstrategically importantĒ partner to the US. On paper, the country looks good: It sits at the center of many of Americas most pressing foreign policy concerns, it is a member of NATO, it's stable, and it can offer foreign partners access to its airbases and intelligence cooperation. I used to think of...
  • Lindsey Graham UNHINGED: Radical Left can Ďkiss my assí

    10/29/2018 1:18:47 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 86 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 10/29/18 | USA Features
    Gangsta: Sen. Lindsey Graham has been on a tear lately, having been so offended by his Democratic colleaguesí treatment of Justice Brett Kavanaugh he no longer feels the need to hold back his true feelings, apparently. During an appearance in Las Vegas for GOP incumbent Sen. Dean Heller, whoís locked in a tight race, the South Carolina Republican was clear about how he views those on the ďradical Left.Ē
  • Time to Get Tough with Turkey

    03/29/2018 2:53:28 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | March 29, 2018 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    The U.S. has lots of leverage Ė letís use it. The Trump administration is trying to walk a fine line between Turkey, which it still refers to as a NATO ally, and our Kurdish allies on the ground in northern Syria, and it has become increasingly painful and disheartening to watch. For the past two months, as Turkish troops have pounded civilians in the northern Syrian city of Afrin, Turkish President Recip Tayip Erdogan has verbally assaulted and taunted America. After initially threatening to kill U.S. liaison officers working with the Kurds, Erdogan then warned the U.S. commander in Syria,...
  • US On The Verge Of Losing Another Crucial Ally

    10/18/2017 7:40:08 AM PDT · by davikkm · 24 replies
    IWB ^ | Daniel Carter
    The US governmentís aggressive foreign policy and hostile attitude toward other nations has created an alarming number of lost allies and gained enemies in a very short amount of time. United States relations with Russia, China, Iran, and especially North Korea, are sinking to lows that could easily foster a war. If the US elites have any chance of stopping China and the rest of the east from gaining world supremacy, they need as many allies as they can get. Unfortunately for the US hegemony, another strategic ally may be ending their alliance with the US. Ever since the US...
  • Weíre Americaís best friend in Syria. Turkey bombed us anyway.

    04/29/2017 6:54:42 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 28 at 2:46 PM | Ilham Ahmed
    On Tuesday, Turkey bombed the headquarters of Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, killing 20 of our soldiers. Immediately after the strike, the leaders of our forces ó known as the Peopleís Protection Groups, or YPG ó rushed from their operations center near Raqqa, where theyíve been working with the U.S. military to push the Islamic State out of its Syrian stronghold, to view the site of the attack. The American colonel and other officers who accompanied the YPG leaders were met by tens of thousands of protesters, including the mothers of soldiers who have died fighting the Islamic State. They...
  • Latest situation in Tabqa: SDF hits hard, ISIS on its last legs (Raqqa, Syria)

    04/24/2017 7:51:26 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    ANF News ^ | Monday, 24 Apr 2017, 12:24 | none stated
    The Tabqa operation launched by the Democratic Syrian Forces has entered day 32. SDF is tightening the siege step by step, and the gangs are trapped inside. They attacked again to break the siege, but they were pushed back and 72 gang members were killed. At 05.00 yesterday, ISIS gangs carried out simultaneous attacks in Ayid KebÓr and Cub al-AbŻ Cabir villages to the south of Tabqa, the Military Airport and the surroundings of IcÍl village to the southwest and SDF positions in őbad, Safsafah and Sahil El Xesheb villages to the east with heavy weapons and suicide bombers. ISIS...
  • Teen Burnt Alive by Mother for Choosing Own Husband

    06/08/2016 5:57:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, June 08, 2016
    It was the third such Ďhonour killingí in as many monthsA teenager was burnt alive by her mother on Wednesday after marrying a man of her own choice, Pakistani police said. Zeenat Bibi, 16, was set on fire by her mother Perveen Bibi in the eastern city of Lahore a little more than a week after the wedding, police said. "Perveen Bibi killed her daughter Zeenat Bibi by burning her alive around 9:00 am on Wednesday," Haidar Ashraf, a senior police official told AFP, adding the teen had married a man named Hasan on May 29.
  • Paladino: ĎAnyone interested in primary to defeat Elise Stefanik?í

    Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino is circulating a call for primary challengers to Rep. Elise Stefanik, a North Country Republican who is heading into her first re-election bid. In an email sent to supporters Wednesday, Paladino called Stefanik a ďRINO Washington elitist establishment sell-out.Ē ďRon, we are done with Elise,Ē he wrote in response to an email from Ronald Deeley, a conservative activist from the western side of Stefanikís district. ďShe drinks the cool aid (sic). Clearly sheís a fraud.Ē
  • Let Israel Fight ISIS

    12/11/2015 11:27:43 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 10, 2015 | Shmuel Rosner
    [SNIP] Western leaders should also pause to reconsider the old habit of keeping Israel on the sidelines. Excluding a country for no other reason than the reluctance of others to fight alongside it undermines the very premise of the anti-Islamic State coalition, which claims the radical jihadists are a menace against which everybody should rally regardless of petty interests and selfish calculations.......... ..........And yet, the question of Israeli participation deserves a hearing. It deserves it first and foremost because Israel, like all other countries in the region, has a stake in fighting against evildoers. It cannot urge France or the...
  • Ted Cruz‚Äôs Pitch to Jewish Leaders: ‚ÄėIf You Vote For Me, Iran Will Never Have Nuclear Weapons‚Äô

    12/03/2015 9:03:19 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 9 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 12/3/15 | Leigh Munsil
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) made his pitch to Jewish leaders Thursday in Washington, vowing that if he‚Äôs elected president, he‚Äôll undo the Iran nuclear deal. ‚Äú We need to nominate a candidate who has the clarity to stand up and say: If you vote for Hillary Clinton, you are voting for the Ayatollah Khamenei to have nuclear weapons,‚ÄĚ Cruz said when wrapping up his speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition. ‚Äú And if you vote for me, Iran will never have nuclear weapons.‚ÄĚ In a tailored version of his stump speech, Cruz vowed to ‚Äú rip to shreds ‚ÄĚ...
  • U.S. Government Uses Race Test for $80 Million in Payments

    10/30/2015 7:07:37 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 29, 2015 | ANNAMARIA ANDRIOTIS and RACHEL LOUISE ENSIGN
    By the end of this week, the U.S. government will be a step closer to sending out millions of dollars to minority borrowers who were allegedly discriminated against by auto lender Ally Financial Inc. But there is a potential hitch: No one knows for certain whether all the people getting the checks will actually be minorities. The attempt to sort that out is the end result of a unique settlement in which Ally agreed to pay borrowers at least $80 million to settle allegations of racial or ethnic discrimination, even though the lender is prohibited by law from collecting data...
  • Why a Fervent Cruz Supporter Should Lay-Off Trump -and Be Glad He's Still Around

    10/22/2015 3:14:26 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 42 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 October 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    The†worst thing is when I try to explain to somebody why it's good that Trump is still in the GOP primary race -even if it's at a perceived short-term cost to their own beloved candidate- and you get instant outrage and a condescending†'don't you now he's a charlatan?' -†'just look into his background' and 'not a real conservative'†(gee whiz thanks, I'm dumber than Joe Biden's big toe and would surely†just wander around in the dark without such illuminating input)... The truth is that regardless of complex past and (perhaps) dubious credibility, Trump has proven a far more powerful political...
  • Scott Walker to meet with Netanyahu during Israel trip

    05/11/2015 1:04:12 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | May 11, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    <p>Washington (CNN)Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will have a fresh chance to prove his foreign policy chops with a trip to Israel this week.</p> <p>The likely Republican presidential contender said Saturday in South Carolina that he and his wife were (t)raveling to the country later that day and would meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the trip.</p>
  • US Declassifies Document Revealing Israel's Nuclear Program

    03/27/2015 12:37:34 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 57 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 3/25/2015, 8:00 PM | Ari Yashar, Matt Wanderman
    In a development that has largely been missed by mainstream media, the Pentagon early last month quietly declassified a Department of Defense top-secret document detailing Israel's nuclear program, a highly covert topic that Israel has never formally announced to avoid a regional nuclear arms race, and which the US until now has respected by remaining silent. But by publishing the declassified document from 1987, the US reportedly breached the silent agreement to keep quiet on Israel's nuclear powers for the first time ever, detailing the nuclear program in great depth. The timing of the revelation is highly suspect, given that...
  • Israel Seeks an Ally in France to Oppose Iran Deal

    03/23/2015 11:11:30 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 23, 2015 | GREG KELLER
    Unable to find support from its U.S. allies, Israel is turning to France to help head off what it sees as a bad and dangerous nuclear deal with Iran. In an interview with The Associated Press in Paris, Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz said Monday that dialogue with France over Iran's nuclear program "has proven in the past that it was productive" and makes this week's last-minute diplomatic mission to Paris worthwhile. France played a key role strengthening an interim agreement with Iran in late 2013 that froze key parts of the Islamic republic's nuclear program in exchange for some...
  • Clinton ally resigns in mark of infighting (David Brock)

    02/09/2015 5:12:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/09/15 | Peter Sullivan
    Hillary Clinton ally David Brock on Monday resigned from the board of a pro-Clinton super-PAC, according to a letter obtained by Politico, accusing it of leaking information about other pro-Clinton groups. The move is a sign of fighting among the network of pro-Clinton groups, the kind of strife that plagued the Clinton campaign in 2008 but that allies were trying to avoid this time around. Brock is resigning from the board of Priorities USA Action, and his letter claims that officials there leaked information to The New York Times about the fundraising practices of two pro-Clinton groups founded by Brock:...
  • Who's Behind Efforts to Unseat Netanyahu? (U.S. State Deptmt funds anti-Bibi door-to-door campaign)

    02/05/2015 9:19:56 AM PST · by xzins · 61 replies
    CBN ^ | February 05, 2015 | Tzippe Barrow
    JERUSALEM, Israel ‚ÄĒ Some people would say Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu must be doing something right. The controversy over his March 3 address on Iran to Congress, along with the U.S. State Department's complicity in a leftist campaign to unseat him, makes it clear he angers a lot of people. What's behind the anger and the well-funded efforts to unseat him? In an op-ed published Tuesday by Arutz Sheva, Ronn Torossian, CEO of one of America's leading public relations firms, documents the history of OneVoice, an organization in the forefront of the anti-Netanyahu campaign. According to Israeli media,...
  • U.S. Seen in Middle East as Ally of Terrorists

    02/04/2015 10:12:27 AM PST · by wtd · 18 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | February 4, 2015 at 5:00 am | Khaled Abu Toameh
    ,li>U.S. Seen in Middle East as Ally of Terrorists Many Egyptians and moderate Arabs and Muslims were shocked to hear that the U.S. State Department recently hosted a Muslim Brotherhood delegation. They were equally shocked when an EU court decided to remove Hamas from the bloc's list of terror groups. "Just two days after the controversial visit, the Brotherhood called for a war against their fellow Egyptians." ó Linda S. Heard, Middle East Expert, Gulf News. "The Muslim Brotherhood is seeking to return to the political arena through the American door and terrorist attacks. The U.S. policy appears to be...