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  • We’re America’s 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 — known as the People’s Protection Groups, or YPG — rushed from their operations center near Raqqa, where they’ve 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 Kebîr and Cub al-Abű Cabir villages to the south of Tabqa, the Military Airport and the surroundings of Icęl village to the southwest and SDF positions in Îbad, 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 ‘honour killing’ 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: ‘Anyone interested in primary to defeat Elise Stefanik?’

    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 “RINO Washington elitist establishment sell-out.” “Ron, we are done with Elise,” he wrote in response to an email from Ronald Deeley, a conservative activist from the western side of Stefanik’s district. “She drinks the cool aid (sic). Clearly she’s a fraud.”
  • 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’s Pitch to Jewish Leaders: ‘If You Vote For Me, Iran Will Never Have Nuclear Weapons’

    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’s elected president, he’ll undo the Iran nuclear deal. “ 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,” Cruz said when wrapping up his speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition. “ And if you vote for me, Iran will never have nuclear weapons.” In a tailored version of his stump speech, Cruz vowed to “ rip to shreds ”...
  • 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 — 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." — 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...
  • Why Netanyahu is right to go around Obama to Congress

    01/26/2015 11:27:18 PM PST · by Candor7 · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 26 at 9:41 AM | Marc A. Thiessen
    ......, the Obama administration went, well, nuclear. One “senior American official” threatened Netanyahu, telling the Israeli newspaper Haaretz that “Netanyahu ought to remember that President Obama has a year and a half left to his presidency, and that there will be a price.” Meanwhile a “source close to [Secretary of State John] Kerry” told The Post that the “secretary’s patience is not infinite” and that “playing politics with that relationship could blunt Secretary Kerry’s enthusiasm for being Israel’s primary defender.” .. No wonder Netanyahu is going around these people to Congress for support. Is Kerry defending Israel as a favor...
  • Bennett: Obama Administration 'Throwing Israel Under the Bus' (Israel stronger than those who curse)

    10/29/2014 5:19:40 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/29/2014, 4:12 AM | Elad Benari
    “The United States administration is planning to throw Israel under the bus,” Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett said on Tuesday night, responding to harsh words against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu which were attributed to senior officials in the Obama administration. “Israel is stronger than all those who curse it,” said Bennett, after Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic quoted officials in Washington as having described Netanyahu as “chickens**t”, among other things. “The prime minister is not a private individual, but the leader of the Jewish State and the Jewish world as a whole. Serious curses such as these against the Israeli...
  • 12 ways the US administration has failed its ally Israel

    06/09/2014 9:09:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 6/3/14 | David Horovitz
    Mere hours after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas swore in a government backed by the Islamic extremist Hamas group, the US State Department legitimized the arrangement, declaring that it would work with the new government because it “does not include members affiliated with Hamas.” What was saddest about Washington’s insistence on accepting Abbas’s paper-thin veneer over his government’s new nature — his “technocrat” ministers were all approved by Hamas — is that it represents only the Obama administration’s latest abrogation of leadership, logic and leverage at Israel’s expense. Rather than rushing to embrace a Palestinian government in which an unreformed...
  • Egypt is no longer a US ally because America is in the wrong hands

    01/31/2014 7:29:42 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 36 replies
    Eman Nabih ^ | January 30, 2014 | Eman Nabih
    This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it. Abraham Lincoln.America is not the US administration who practiced all kinds of human rights violations, spying on the entire world, and using barefaced double standards policy in the Middle East region.America is not Sheikh Barrack Hussein Obama who talks About honor, principles and democracy while practicing political immorality against humanity, called Al Qaeda in Syria”freedom fighters” and conspired against Egypt’s national security...
  • Andrea Mitchell: ‘Iran Was More or Less an American Ally’ Before Bush’s ‘Axis of Evil’ Remark

    01/28/2014 4:49:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 78 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/28/14 | Noah Rothman
    MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell recalled on Monday some of the most impactful State of the Union addresses in the recent past, focusing primarily on George W. Bush’s post-9/11 speech in which he called North Korea, Iraq, and Iran members of an “Axis of Evil.” Mitchell ripped into Bush and former Secretary of State Colin Powell for approving that remark which alienated Iran, a country she said had been “more or less an American ally.” Washington Post reporter Chris Cillizza said that the “Axis of Evil” address was among the most important State of the Union addresses delivered in recent memory....
  • 'Gates called Netanyahu an ungrateful ally'

    01/15/2014 7:11:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    JPost.com ^ | 1/15/14
    'Bloomberg' column details former US defense secretary's feelings that Netanyahu was "impudent," unable to cope with growing Israeli isolation. Freshly retired US defense secretary Robert Gates was highly critical of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, calling him an ungrateful ally and blaming him for diplomatically isolating Israel and hurting American interests, a Bloomberg column revealed Tuesday. The criticism, reported in a piece by Jeffrey Goldberg, apparently peaked after Netanyahu met with US President Barack Obama last May, lecturing him in front of the cameras on the Israeli security situation with a level of "impudence" that shocked many in the White House,...