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  • US should revive enhanced interrogation techniques: Dick Cheney

    05/10/2018 9:24:46 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 28 replies
    Fox Business ^ | May 10, 2018
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney told FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo that he is in favor of restarting the enhanced interrogation program that helped foil terrorist plots in the U.S. “If it were my call I would not discontinue those programs. I'd have them active and ready to go,” Cheney said during an interview broadcast Thursday on “Mornings with Maria.” "And I'd go back and study them and learn (excerpt) The former vice president doesn’t classify the interrogation tactics as torture because the techniques used on 9/11 architect, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed were also used on U.S. training officers, he said. “You...
  • Attempted Assassination Of Iranian Dissident In New York

    05/10/2018 9:02:29 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | May8, 2018 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Iranian dissident Mansoor Osanloo, the exiled former head of the bus driver’s union in Tehran, was savagely attacked on Tuesday, May 1, while traveling on a PATH train into New York City, and left for dead. Multiple assailants sprayed him with a corrosive chemical, then clubbed him in the back of the neck with what appears to have been a tire iron. He lay in a coma for several days and required 17 stitches in his neck. I spoke with Osanloo on Monday, not long after he awoke from a coma. “I don’t remember anything,” he said. “But you can...
  • A dozen Iraq war myths that need to die

    03/21/2018 1:51:44 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 55 replies
    AEI ^ | March 20, 2018 | Michael Rubin
    It’s been 15 years since President George W. Bush made the controversial decision to invade Iraq to oust Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. Alas, while Iraq has taken great strides forward, many of the pundits and policymakers not only continue to treat Iraq and Iraqis as a partisan football, but perpetuate false myths about its run-up and aftermath. Here are 12: 1. Sanctions killed 1 million Iraqis (and 500,000 children). False. Where did this claim come from? Saddam Hussein’s government. Beginning in the mid-1990s, Saddam’s government claimed that United Nations sanctions resulted in more than 1 million deaths. Baghdad refused to...
  • Nikki Haley Blames Russia for Nerve Agent Attack on Ex-Spy

    03/14/2018 4:12:43 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 65 replies
    CSPAN ^ | March 14, 2018
    U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley tells a Security Council meeting that "the U.S. believes Russia is responsible for the attack on two people in the United Kingdom using a military grade nerve agent." She also urges Russia to account for its actions. Video at link above
  • Putin enemy found dead in London eight days after Skripal poisoning,

    03/14/2018 5:52:46 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 31 replies
    Telegraph ^ | Mar. 13, 2018
    Putin enemy found dead in London eight days after Skripal poisoning, as counter-terror police launch investigation ounter-terrorism police have opened an investigation into the “unexplained” death on British soil of an arch enemy of Vladimir Putin, just eight days after the nerve gas assassination attempt on a Russian double agent. Nikolai Glushkov, 68, the right-hand man of the deceased oligarch Boris Berezovsky, Mr Putin’s one-time fiercest rival, was found dead at his London home on Monday. A Russian media source said Glushkov, the former boss of the state airline Aeroflot, who said he feared he was on a Kremlin hit-list,...
  • Five dead after helicopter crash in New York City (East River)

    03/12/2018 3:58:54 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 36 replies
    NBC ^ | March 12, 2018
    Five people were killed when a private helicopter with six people on board crashed into the East River in New York City on Sunday, authorities said. Three people transported to area hospitals after the crash later died, New York Fire Department spokesman Jim Long said. Two others were pronounced dead at the scene of the incident. The pilot freed himself and was taken to a hospital in "OK" condition, New York City Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigron told reporters Sunday night. The pilot was later named 33-year-old Richard Vance
  • A Carnival cruise in the South Pacific descended into violent anarchy

    02/17/2018 6:38:06 PM PST · by nuconvert · 153 replies
    A Carnival cruise devolved into near-anarchy during its 10 days in the South Pacific, with some passengers locking themselves inside their cabins, others kicked off the ship and security guards brawling with vacationers in a bare-knuckles melee. Carnival said it would investigate what happened after a video surfaced, showing the guards punching, kicking and threatening passengers during the worst of the fighting Friday. But the cruise line is already blaming “a large family group” for instigating the violence, which some passengers said escalated for days before security could contain it.
  • The Disruptive Regional Role of Iran’s Ideology

    02/12/2018 2:06:35 PM PST · by nuconvert · 13 replies
    Asharq al Awsat ^ | Feb. 12, 20018
    On December 8, 2017, the leader of Iraq’s Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq Qais al-Khazali paid a visit to the Lebanese-Israeli border to inspect Lebanese “Hezbollah” resistance positions and to issue a threat to the southern neighbor. In a leaked video, he was shown as saying: “We are here with ‘Hezbollah’ and we announce our complete readiness to stand side by side with the Lebanese people and Palestinian cause against the Israeli occupation.” Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq, or Khazali Network, is affiliated with Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF). -excerpt- His statement however demonstrated the common interests of pro-Iran regional militias to allow Tehran...
  • Major Boycotting of Pro-regime Rallies Marking the Anniversary 0f 1979 Revolution

    02/12/2018 12:16:36 PM PST · by nuconvert · 5 replies
    Feb 11 is normally a day for rallies all over the country in Iran. It is the anniversary of the Islamic revolution. All over the country, people boycotted the rallies. The regime did their best to scare people in participating, threatening punishment & threatening people's jobs for not participating. School children & their teachers were forced to participate. Many of those who were forced were reluctant to join in, as videos showed only a small group answering to the calls for chants on loudspeakers. As usual, the regime sent buses to transport people to rallies in other cities to try...
  • More Cow Bell

    02/04/2018 12:37:57 PM PST · by nuconvert · 31 replies
    me | Feb 4, 2018
    Listening to "Lady Love" and "Love is the Drug" . It's been a while since I've seen a "More Cow Bell" thread. Let's hear it
  • Iran Protests Continue - in fact they have re-ignited

    02/03/2018 5:45:43 PM PST · by nuconvert · 25 replies
    IranWire,Twitter,assorted others | Feb. 3, 2018
    Feb. is the Iranian regime's celebration of "The Revolution". Protesters have taken to the streets to call for the end of the regime and death to Khamenei. They are tearing down posters & banners celebrating the Revolution and burning them. The protests are happening in cities throughout the country. The women are still taking off their head scarves in protest and being arrested. Just because the media doesn't report it, doesn't mean it isn't happening. There are many photos & videos on Twitter @iranprotests, and #iranprotests
  • Russian police detain opposition leader Navalny at protest

    01/28/2018 4:49:57 AM PST · by nuconvert · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | jan. 28, 2018
    Russian police wrestled opposition leader Alexei Navalny into a patrol wagon on Sunday, moments after he appeared at a rally to urge voters to boycott what he said would be a rigged presidential election in March. Video footage posted on social media showed Navalny appear on Moscow’s main thoroughfare, a few hundred meters (yards) from the Kremlin, to join several hundred supporters taking part in the protest, which the authorities had said was illegal. He had only walked a short distance when he was surrounded by helmet-clad police officers. They wrestled him to the ground on the pavement, and then...
  • Taliban attacker driving ambulance packed with explosives kills 95 in Kabul

    01/28/2018 4:36:08 AM PST · by nuconvert · 16 replies
    cnn ^ | Jan. 28, 2018
    An attacker driving an ambulance packed with explosives detonated them Saturday in the Afghan capital of Kabul, leaving 95 people dead and 191 others injured, Afghan officials said. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mojahid claimed responsibility for the attack, which comes a week after militants stormed a Kabul hotel. The blast occurred around 12:45 p.m. local time after the vehicle passed through a security checkpoint, Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi told CNN. Police identified the attacker at a second checkpoint, Rahimi said, but couldn't stop him before he detonated the explosives in a central area near the old Interior Ministry building, a...
  • Iran Caught in “Missile Trap” After UN Report

    01/15/2018 8:08:53 AM PST · by nuconvert · 30 replies
    IranWire ^ | January 13, 2018
    Iran’s missile program has been the target of criticism by the US and the European Union for quite some time. When Yemeni Houthi rebels launched a missile toward Saudi Arabia on November 5, 2017, Iran was accused of having supplied it to them, a charge Iranian officials categorically denied. But on Friday, January 12, a United Nations panel concluded that the Islamic Republic had violated a UN arms embargo by directly or indirectly providing missiles and drones to the Shi'ite rebels in Yemen. In the 79-page report, the panel accuses Iran of violating UN Security Council Resolution 2216, passed in...
  • UN Finds Iranian Weapons Supplied To Yemeni Rebels, Violating UN Embargo

    01/15/2018 8:01:22 AM PST · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    A United Nations panel in a new report has concluded that Iran violated a UN arms embargo by directly or indirectly providing missiles and drones to Shi'ite rebels in Yemen, backing up accusations made repeatedly by the United States. (excerpt "The panel said it came to the conclusion that Iran had manufactured the weapons the Yemeni rebels fired at Saudi Arabia, which leads an Arab coalition fighting on the side of the government against the rebels in Yemen's civil war. The panel said it found that design features of the missile debris were "consistent with those of the Iranian-designed and...
  • 10 WAYS THE U.S. Gov'T COULD HELP IRANIANS WIN BACK THEIR COUNTRY

    01/13/2018 7:34:07 AM PST · by nuconvert · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan. 12, 2018
    EXCERPT - 1.The U.S. government should publicly disclose more information about the billions of dollars the Islamic Republic has stolen from the Iranian people to funnel towards Khamenei and Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and the national wealth it has squandered in an attempt to export its revolution abroad. Through documentaries on satellite TV and posts on social media, this data would add credence to the Iranian people’s charges of mismanagement and deceit by those who rule in the name of God. 2.Sanctions placed on regime conglomerates and oligarchic enterprises by the Obama administration prior to the nuclear deal should be...
  • Updates on Iran Protests

    01/11/2018 7:46:57 AM PST · by nuconvert · 57 replies
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    Since there's a virtual blackout on news of the protests in Iran, I'm posting some updates that aren't being generally reported. Pres. Trump needs to help the Iranian people get publicity through satellite & high tech methods. If the protesters can communicate better within Iran, they can better organize. The Iranian regime is depending upon being able to keep the world in the dark in order to quell the protests Updates: Widespread labor strikes in Iran. Yet, there's absolutely zero coverage in the press or media. In Isfahan, fuel truck drivers have stopped delivering fuel. Protests in Isfahan last night...
  • At Least 20 Dead As Iran Uprising Stretches Into Sixth Day

    01/02/2018 8:15:10 AM PST · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    <p>Anti-regime protests in Iran erupted again Tuesday, prompting a crackdown by government forces that left nine more people dead, according to Iranian state media.</p> <p>The widespread unrest stretched into a sixth day, as demonstrators across the country continued to denounce Iran’s clerical regime and its economic and foreign policies. With at least 20 people killed and hundreds more arrested over the weekend, the uprising has become the biggest challenge to the Iranian regime since 2009, when mass protests shook Tehran after a disputed presidential election.</p>
  • Iranian cities hit by anti-government protests (more cities now)

    12/29/2017 6:00:56 PM PST · by nuconvert · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | Dec. 29, 2017
    Anti-government demonstrations that began in Iran on Thursday have now spread to several major cities. Large numbers reportedly turned out in Rasht, in the north, and Kermanshah, in the west, with smaller protests in Isfahan, Hamadan and elsewhere. The protests began against rising prices but have spiralled into a general outcry against clerical rule and government policies. A small number of people have been arrested in Tehran, the capital. They were among a group of 50 people who gathered in a city square, Tehran's deputy governor-general for security affairs told the Iranian Labour News Agency. The US State Department condemned...
  • Cotton Statement on Iranian Protests

    12/29/2017 6:51:49 AM PST · by nuconvert · 36 replies
    Sen. Tom Cotton ^ | December 28, 2017
    Cotton Statement on Iranian Protests December 28, 2017 Washington, D.C. - Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the protests against the Iranian regime in the city of Mashhad: "Even after the billions in sanctions relief they secured through the nuclear deal, the ayatollahs still can't provide for the basic needs of their own people-perhaps because they've funneled so much of that money into their campaign of regional aggression in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Yemen. The protests in Mashhad show that a regime driven by such a hateful ideology cannot maintain broad popular support forever, and we...