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  • Why Trump Deserves Credit For Brokering Mideast Peace Deals

    09/17/2020 7:39:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 17, 2020 | John Daniel Davidson
    For decades, foreign policy experts—the blob—assumed much about the Middle East that has turned out to be completely wrong. It’s been remarkable to watch the mainstream press and official Washington try to downplay the significance of the peace deal the Trump administration brokered between Israel and two Arab states this week.The signing of the Abraham Accords on Tuesday between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain at the White House, which for the first time normalized relations between Israel and the two Persian Gulf states, is by any measure historic. It’s been 26 years since any Arab state recognized Israel,...
  • Europe tests gateway for tracing apps to work across borders [surveillance state]

    09/14/2020 9:42:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 14, 2020
    Six European Union countries and the blocs executive Commission have begun testing a virtual gateway to ensure national coronavirus tracing apps can work across borders. The trial starting Monday will allow national computer systems that run tracing apps in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Latvia to communicate with each other via a central hub. If the tests succeed, travelers from each of the six countries will be able to use their own apps while abroad in the other five to ensure theyre notified if they have been in close contact to another user who tests positive. Tracing...
  • Major Deal After Brexit: UK Strikes Historic Free Trade Deal With Japan As Brussels Threatens To Abandon Talks

    09/11/2020 8:02:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 09/11/2020 | Tyler Durden
    After a solid nine-month stretch that was blissfully devoid of major Brexit-related news as the global COVID-19 pandemic raged on, we declared last night that Brexit talks "suddenly matter again" as the drop in the pound was blamed - incorrectly, as Bloomberg later determined - for triggering yesterday's intraday declines in US markets. But on Friday morning, American traders awoke to some surprisingly positive trade news out of Great Britain. A trade deal with Japan had been agreed to in principle, which would - if finally ratified by both countries - allow 99% of the UK's exports to Japan...
  • Trump has long wanted to kill a Russia-Germany natural gas pipeline. Navalnys poisoning could do it for him

    09/08/2020 12:51:01 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 16 replies
    Fortune ^ | Sep 2020 | David Meyer
    Thanks to the Kremlin, U.S. President Donald Trump may soon see one of his dearest wishes come true. Nord Stream 2, a nearly completed project that would pipe natural gas from Russia under the Baltic Sea to Germany, has thus far withstood major diplomatic assaults from the United States. But now, with the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, there is growing pressure on German Chancellor Angela Merkel to kill the $11 billion scheme. Construction on Nord Stream 2 began in 2018, after Germany granted planning permission for its end point in the northeastern German town of Lubmin. It...
  • Vibrant Diversity: German Beaten to Death by Turk Immigrant Because He was in the way

    10/15/2018 4:34:15 PM PDT · by davikkm · 16 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    No, seriously, this story is real and it goes like this: a peaceful and nature-loving 28 year old Turkish immigrant was cycling in Hanover (a city in Germany), minding his own business, when a hate filled 40 year old German crossed his way. Basically, the German neon-nazi tried to cross the street in a hateful manner, thus obstructing the peaceful martial-arts expert and amateur cyclist. This incident understandably made the Turkish gentleman very angry. What followed was inevitable, like death and taxes: the cyclist dismounted his bike and beat the pedestrian to death. Literally. Actually, the pedestrian died in the...
  • UK police arrest Pro-BDS Palestinian activist on terrorism charge

    09/02/2020 1:14:03 PM PDT · by Marinario · 6 replies
    JPost ^ | August 31, 2020 | B Weinthal
    The paper said that Hijjawi was arrested at Heathrow airport and the 62-year-old's house in the Blackhall area of Edinburgh was searched by Scottish police. Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement, also known as BDS. British authorities arrested the former chairman of the Association of Palestinian Communities in Scotland Dr. Issam Hijjawi on Saturday for allegedly committing preparatory acts of terrorism in connection with the New Irish Republican Army. He was the 10th person to be charged in a joint Police Service of Northern Ireland and MI5 investigation called Operation Arbacia, The Irish News reported Tuesday.
  • Trump Embraces Israel-Sunni Bloc-Rebuilding U.S. credibility in the region

    09/02/2020 6:56:42 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Sep 2, 2020 | Caroline Glick
    Between his meetings in Jerusalem last Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recorded a short address for the Republican National Convention in which he discussed many of the Trump administration’s foreign policy accomplishments. By the time his remarks were broadcast in the United States on Tuesday night, Pompeo had already landed in Khartoum, Sudan, the second stop on his week-long shuttle diplomacy mission aimed at expanding the circle of normalization between Israel and the Arab states of the region. Aside from the fact that it was nice to hear Pompeo’s warm remarks about Jerusalem, his address was significant...
  • With the UAE deal, the BDS movement is over

    09/01/2020 7:26:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 | EMILY SCHRADER
    The normalization agreement between the UAE and Israel has effectively ended the racist BDS movement. A Palestinian man walks by a grafitti sign calling to boycott Israel seen on a street in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on February 11, 2015. (photo credit: MIRIAM ALSTER/FLASH90) With the recent developments between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, its become clearer than ever that theres no future for the discriminatory and racist Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. From its inception, the movement was rooted in a desire to destroy the State of Israel as we know it. While cleverly presenting itself...
  • Austria: Muslim migrant attacks Jewish leader with baseball bat

    08/25/2020 8:23:53 AM PDT · by robowombat · 17 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | AUG 25, 2020 11:00 AM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Austria: Muslim migrant attacks Jewish leader with baseball bat AUG 25, 2020 11:00 AM BY ROBERT SPENCER The Quran depicts the Jews as inveterately evil and bent on destroying the well-being of the Muslims. The Jews in the Quran are called the strongest of all people in enmity toward the Muslims (5:82); they fabricate things and falsely ascribe them to Allah (2:79; 3:75, 3:181); they claim that Allahs power is limited (5:64); they love to listen to lies (5:41); they disobey Allah and never observe his commands (5:13). They are disputing and quarreling (2:247); hiding the truth and misleading people...
  • Mali coup leader [Col. Assimi Goita] was trained by U.S. military

    08/21/2020 7:26:14 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, August 21, 2020 | Danielle Paquette
    Col. Assimi Goita, who emerged Thursday as the head of the junta in power, worked for years with U.S. Special Operations forces focused on fighting extremism in West Africa. He spoke regularly with U.S. troops and attended U.S.-led training exercises, said officers from both countries, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. Goita, who also received training from Germany and France, according to the officers, headed Mali's special forces unit in the country's restive central region, where fighters linked to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State have established a stronghold that...
  • Trump and Netanyahu Debunk the Failed Consensus

    08/21/2020 4:31:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2020 | Josh Hammer
    With one stroke of a pen, President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu -- nationalist, conservative world leaders much-maligned by our sclerotic global elites as bigoted warmongers -- did more last week to advance durable peace in the Middle East than did generations of Washington's failed "peace process," "two-stater" professional classes. Peace between Israel and the oil-rich Gulf state, the United Arab Emirates, represents a profoundly impactful act of statesmanship and reifies an ascendant, transformative paradigm. In a just world (which we do not presently inhabit), the Norwegian Nobel Committee would be knocking on their doors. In the...
  • Greta Thunberg calls on Merkel to be 'brave' in climate change fight

    08/20/2020 11:04:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 20 August 2020 16:12 CEST+02:00 | By Marion Payet with Michelle Fitzpatrick in Frankfurt
    Swedish activist Greta Thunberg on Thursday urged German Chancellor Angela Merkel to be brave in the fight against global warming as she sought to breathe fresh life into a climate movement overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic. The 17-year-old traveled to Berlin to meet Europes most powerful leader exactly two years since she first skipped school to demand more climate action, kicking off what would become the global Fridays for Future strikes. Thunberg was joined by co-campaigners Luisa Neubauer from Germany and Belgiums Anuna De Wever and Adelaide Charlier, all of whom wore masks as they made their way to the...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Weekend Version Newsdump Updates Lavoy Finicum's Widow Reacts To Court Decision...

    08/15/2020 7:50:32 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/15/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Its the weekend again in the summertime of DC 19, getting off to a good start with great music. They talk about "masks" nowadays and its really not "masks" that we are being told to wear it's "face coverings" that are really "muzzles" covering our noses and mouths. What does someone wearing a mask look like? Here's a clip from the 1970's when the weatherman was stung by a hornet, the weatherman being a guy you saw a lot in Denver for many years on KUSA, Bill Kuster. Bill was at KYW-TV Philadelphia in the 1970's and on this occasion...
  • Pompeo inks deal to support more US troops in Poland

    08/15/2020 11:17:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 15, 2020 | Matthew Lee
    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sealed a defense cooperation deal Saturday with Polish officials that will pave the way to deploy more American troops to Poland. Pompeo, in Warsaw at the end of a four-nation tour of central and eastern Europe, signed the deal with Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Błaszczak that sets out the legal framework for the additional troops. “This is going to be an extended guarantee: a guarantee that in case of a threat our soldiers are going to stand arm-in-arm,” Poland’s President Andrzej Duda said during the signing ceremony. “It will also serve to increase the...
  • Coronavirus: Thousands protest in Germany against restrictions

    08/01/2020 12:53:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    bbc ^ | 08/01/2020
    Official estimates say at least 15,000 people are taking part in the protests, which is being called "The Day of Freedom". Protesters held up banners featuring such slogans as "Corona, false alarm", "We are being forced to wear a muzzle". The BBC's Damian McGuinness in Berlin says some are from the far right and some are conspiracy theorists who do not believe Covid-19 exists, but others are ordinary people who simply object to the government's approach to the pandemic Restrictions in Germany include the wearing of face-coverings in shops and on public transport, social distancing rules and hygiene requirements apply...
  • 17,000 people protest coronavirus restrictions in Berlin

    08/02/2020 8:56:13 PM PDT · by RandFan · 22 replies
    Twitter ^ | Aug 2 | New York Times
    This was the scene in Berlin, where an estimated 17,000 people defied social-distancing and mask requirements to join a protest supported by neo-Nazi groups, conspiracy theorists and others who said they were fed up with the restrictions. Video...
  • Trump Yanks John Brennans Security Clearance and 12,000 U.S. Troops From Germany

    07/29/2020 9:00:13 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 45 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Rejoice, citizens, for good news abounds! This is what sensible people would refer to as a good start. For starters, President Donald Trump (I still never tire of typing those three glorious words in that order) announced this morning that the United States of by-God America is pulling 12,000 troops out of Germany. For those keeping count, that is fully 3,000 more troops than Trump indicated he would be pulling out of that country when the topic was first raised a few weeks ago. Even better is the reason the President gave for making the move: Beautiful. Wonderful. Absolutely glorious....
  • War Looms In The Mediterranean And Threatens To Entangle The Great Powers

    07/29/2020 7:59:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 29, 2020 | Sumantra Maitra
    America and the United Kingdom would be wise to let Egypt, France, and Greece take the lead in balancing a dangerous and resurgent Turkey. With Americans focused on the anarchy in Democrat-led cities, a cryptic tweet from French President Emmanuel Macron on July 20 went out relatively unnoticed. Macron tweeted he had a great discussion with “his friend” Donald Trump about Libya.Within hours, the Egyptian parliament declared they had voted unanimous support for Egyptian President Al-Sisi to send in Egyptian troops and armor in support of battered Eastern Libyan forces on their back foot due to Turkish intervention. Anyone keeping...
  • Officials: US is bringing 6,400 troops home from Germany

    07/29/2020 6:38:13 AM PDT · by RandFan · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 29 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) Spurred on by President Donald Trumps demand to pull troops out of Germany, the U.S. will bring about 6,400 forces home and shift about 5,400 to other countries in Europe, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday, detailing a Pentagon plan that will cost billions of dollars and take years to complete. The decision fulfills Trumps announced desire to withdraw troops from Germany, at least in part due to its failure to spend enough on defense. U.S. officials said that some moves will begin in months and would likely send air and ground forces to countries that already have...
  • Goodbye, Greece

    11/02/2011 3:12:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    How does one say Goodnight, Irene in Greek? Or Show Me the Way to Go Home? Or, if neither of those classic festivity-enders does the trick, Hit the Road, Jack? In any case, the message needs to be sent: The party is over, and it is time for Greece to be shown the door, if the Greeks cannot find it themselves, and exit the eurozone. A Greek default appears to be imminent. The question is whether it is to be an orderly default or a chaotic one. At the moment, the odds are about even between those two possibilities. Prime...