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  • Report to Congress on U.S.-Iran Conflict

    01/11/2020 10:01:18 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 2 replies
    USNI NEWS ^ | January 8, 2020 | Congressional Research Service
    In 2018, the Trump Administration withdrew from the 2015 multilateral nuclear agreement with Iran (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA), and since mid-2019 has taken several steps in its campaign of applying “maximum pressure” on Iran. Apparently in response to the maximum pressure campaign, Iran and Iran-linked forces have attacked and seized commercial ships, caused destruction of some critical infrastructure in the Arab states of the Persian Gulf, attacked facilities used by U.S. military personnel in Iraq, and downed a U.S. unmanned aerial vehicle. As part of an effort its leaders term “maximum resistance,” Iran has also reduced its compliance...
  • Strained or lost relationships because of politics

    11/17/2019 7:13:16 AM PST · by neverevergiveup · 103 replies
    How many FReepers have lost or strained relationships with family, friends, co-workers, etc. because of your support for Trump and/or for being a conservative? Clearly, there is a lot of actual hatred out there, and it has already turned violent. The left want to remove a duly elected US President, because they don't like him. They don't care about the opinions of their fellow citizens who voted for him and support him, and they are perfectly willing to disenfranchise them - or worse. I thought having people weigh in about their experiences would help to understand how widespread this is,...
  • How Russian Hybrid Warfare Has Weaponized Disinformation

    11/15/2019 8:34:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 15, 2019 | Nolan Peterson
    KYIV, Ukraine—As the Russian shells and rockets rained down on them in the frontline town of Debaltseve in February 2015, Ukrainian troops began to receive curious, anonymous text messages on their cellphones. “Your comrades nearby already left their positions, so you should leave yours as well,” one message read. The messages also claimed that Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s president at that time, as well as Ukrainian military commanders, had “betrayed” their soldiers. The Ukrainian military later concluded that Russian military forces had taken over the local cellphone network with mobile jamming stations. The text messages were part of a psychological operation...
  • Were the Whistleblower and Ukraine Phone call a way to trap the Dems and force the Biden scandal?

    09/24/2019 8:33:30 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 88 replies
    September 24, 2019 | BlackFemaleArmyColonel
    POTUS and his team probably set this situation up to trap the Dems.
  • Promoting women in peace processes

    08/03/2019 11:47:34 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 31, 2019 | Shea Garrison (Concerned Women for America)
    There are many issues Democrats and Republicans disagree on, but elevating women in peace negotiations should certainly not be one of them. Just a few weeks ago, the United States under the Trump administration became the first country in the world with a Women, Peace and Security (WPS) comprehensive law (2017) and strategy (2019) bringing women to the negotiating table in global peace efforts. This is something to be widely celebrated. I have proudly worked with women across the aisle to train, support and empower women around the world — because ending poverty and violence against women, and increasing their...
  • Today’s Conflict Between Fellow Christians Has To Do With Support Or Rejection Of One Man

    04/22/2019 8:24:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/22/2019 | Scott Morefield
    I grew up attending a Fundamental, Independent Baptist church, and no, those aren’t capitalized by mistake. That’s because the words “Fundamental” and “Independent” were displayed prominently on our sign, our church bulletin, and anywhere else the church name appeared. It wasn’t just that we were “Baptist,” or even a “church” – because any ragamuffin group of heretics could band together and call themselves a “church” in these United States – no, we wanted the world to know we were “independent” of any top-down control, and we believed we had the “fundamentals” of the Christian faith. Of course, those were the...
  • Colombian Pipeline Bombed For The 78th Time This Year

    11/12/2018 8:23:26 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 6 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 11-12-2018 | Irina
    Colombia’s Cano Limon crude oil pipeline that can transport 210,000 bpd of crude has been bombed again, for the 78th time since the start of this year, Ecopetrol, the state oil company, said, as quoted by Reuters. Previous attacks have been blamed by the Colombian army on a rebel group, the national Liberation Army, or ELN, which is considered a terrorist group by the European Union and the United States. The pipeline was not operational at the time of the attack, which is the second in as many months. In September, Reuters reported that the pipeline was bombed again in...
  • Trump’s trade war makes political sense to his base. Rivals must beware

    07/27/2018 1:40:22 AM PDT · by cba123 · 13 replies
    When Donald Trump’s chief trade adviser went to Beijing in May with proposals to open up China’s vast domestic market to American goods – and thereby reduce a ballooning trade deficit with China – the mission was declared a failure. Before Robert Lighthizer set off, the veteran rightwing economist told Congress: “It is not my objective to change the Chinese system. It seems to work for them … But I have to be in a position where the US can deal with it, where the US isn’t the victim of it. And that’s where our role is.” Chinese officials wanted...
  • White House Considers Restricting Chinese Researchers Over Espionage Fears (Good article)

    05/01/2018 2:33:58 PM PDT · by cba123 · 6 replies
    New York Times (sorry, but they're actually pretty good on Trade issues) ^ | April 30, 2018 | By Ana Swanson and Keith Bradsher
    WASHINGTON — It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie: In April, China is said to have tested an invisibility cloak that would allow ordinary fighter jets to suddenly vanish from radar screens. This advancement, which could prove to be a critical intelligence breakthrough, is one that American officials fear China may have gained in part from a Chinese researcher who roused suspicions while working on a similar technology at a Duke University laboratory in 2008. The researcher, who was investigated by the F.B.I. but never charged with a crime, ultimately returned to China, became a billionaire and...
  • Oil Prices Surge After Houthi Missile Attacks On Riyadh, Aramco Facilities

    04/11/2018 9:09:23 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 10 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 04-11-2018 | Para
    Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement launched earlier on Wednesday drone strikes on a Saudi Aramco facility and on an airport in Saudi Arabia, Houthi-owned Al-Masirah TV channel reported on Wednesday. Aramco says that its plants are operating normally and safely, Reuters reports. The Iran-aligned Yemeni rebels, who have been fighting a Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen since 2015, said that they targeted on Wednesday morning local time the Abha airport in Asir and Aramco in Jazan, according to the Houthis’ Al-Masirah outlet. Saudi Aramco has a 400,000-bpd refinery in Jazan in the country’s southwest. The refinery is part of a project...
  • U.S. troops who repelled Russian mercenaries prepare for more attacks

    03/16/2018 8:12:39 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 86 replies
    NBC News ^ | Mar 15 2018, 8:20 pm ET | Richard Engel and Kennett Werner
    DEIR EZ-ZOR, Syria — Standing on a windswept mound, Brig. Gen. Jonathan Braga pointed to the spot just a mile away from where Russian mercenaries and fighters loyal to the Syrian government fired at his soldiers. "Those artillery rounds could have landed and killed Americans, and that's why we continue to prepare our defenses," said Braga, the director of operations for the U.S.-led anti-Islamic State coalition. U.S. troops who came under fire from Russian mercenaries prepare for more attacks Only steps away sits a sprawling oil and gas refinery that American forces captured from ISIS last year and that is...
  • Michael Flynn was entrapped by an FBI agent with an ax to grind

    01/25/2018 10:17:45 AM PST · by Starman417 · 38 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-25-18 | DrJohn
    On January 24, 2017 Michael Flynn was interviewed by the FBI. He was a victim of entrapment. Two people familiar with the matter said Trump was unaware that Flynn had spoken with the FBI until two days after the interview took place. An attorney for Flynn did not respond to a request for comment on this story. A brief phone call from the office of Andrew McCabe, the deputy FBI director, to a scheduler for Flynn on Jan. 24 set the interview in motion, according to people familiar with the matter. The scheduler was told the FBI wanted to speak...
  • Hotovely: 'UNWRA perpetuates Israeli-Palestinian conflict'

    01/17/2018 3:37:32 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/1/18
    Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely blasted UNRWA in an interview with the BBC. "UNWRA should do its job and cease being an agency which perpetuates fake refugees"...
  • The infamous Statehouse sex scandal of 1855

    12/13/2017 6:54:16 AM PST · by luke1825 · 6 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 12/12 | peter lucas
    This is a story about state Rep. Joseph Hiss. His claim to fame is that he was the first member of the Massachusetts Legislature to be thrown out of the House for sexual misconduct. As a matter of fact, he was the first legislator thrown out of the Legislature for anything. His name came up the other day following Senate President Stanley Rosenberg’s decision to temporarily step down from his position during an investigation over charges that his husband Bryon Hefner sexually molested and harassed four Statehouse lobbyists or associates.
  • Venezuela Prepares for War With U.S. With ‘Rifles, Missiles and Well-Oiled Tanks at the Ready’

    09/27/2017 8:25:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 26, 2017 | Cristina Silva
    Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro called on his nation's military leaders Tuesday to prepare for war against the U.S. days after the Trump administration banned Venezuelan officials from entering the nation. "We have been shamelessly threatened by the most criminal empire that ever existed and we have the obligation to prepare ourselves to guarantee peace," said Maduro, who wore a green uniform and a military hat as he spoke with his army top brass during a military exercise involving tanks and missiles. "We need to have rifles, missiles and well-oiled tanks at the ready....to defend every inch of the territory if...
  • Mueller found the man (Trump), now he’ll find the crime

    07/20/2017 3:34:06 PM PDT · by ptsal · 26 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | July 20, 2017 | William A. Jacobson
    [snip] As posted earlier, the Mueller team appears to be larger in size than would be needed for an investigation into Russian meddling in the election, something I pointed out in Mueller legal team approaching size of entire US Attorney’s Office for Rhode Island. That team and its staffing suggest that Trump would be at risk even if there was no underlying crime, Trump at risk from Comey/Mueller: If “they don’t get you on the crime, they get you on the process”.
  • How can Ginsburg participate in Travel Order case after her campaign statements about Trump?

    06/05/2017 8:01:31 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 22 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Friday, June 2, 2017 | Posted by William A. Jacobson
    This case, unlike other more mundane cases involving Trump policies that may come before the court, clearly places Donald Trump’s words, personality and credibility in issue. One of the Justices already has expressed a view on Trump’s credibility. In July 2016, Justice Ruth Bader Ginbsburg was quoted in a CNN interview deriding Trump as “a faker”.... Justice Ginsburg made two other negative public statements about Trump during the campaign... Justice Ginsburg’s negative comments about Trump, though less direct, continued after inauguration.... In a case in which Trump’s campaign comments are front and center, how can Ginsburg hear a case in...
  • Hillary Clinton’s chain of command for dirty tricks

    10/24/2016 8:04:49 AM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 24, 2016 | Greg Richards
    If you put together data from James O’Keefe’s two videos for Project Veritas Action (transcripts here and here), you can see the actual organizational structure used by the Democratic Party for vote-stealing dirty tricks.  This piece pulls out the early story from the first video. There are two players: Scott Foval, National Field Director for Americans United for Change Bob Creamer, Founder and Partner of Democracy Partners
  • James O’Keefe sued for $1 million over video sting

    06/01/2017 5:47:37 PM PDT · by DFG · 25 replies
    hotair ^ | 06/01/2017 | JOHN SEXTON
    Politico reports that James O’Keefe has been sued for an undercover video sting he released last year: O’Keefe and his organization posted some of the videos online last October, purporting to show efforts by Democrats to provoke violence at Donald Trump’s campaign rallies and events. The recordings led two Democratic operatives, Robert Creamer and Scott Foval, to leave their posts even as they decried O’Keefe’s tactics. In the new civil lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Washington Thursday, Creamer, his Strategic Consulting Group and a related firm called Democracy Partners accuse O’Keefe and several colleagues of conspiring to violate...
  • Memorandum on the creation of de-escalation areas in Syria (agreement: Syria, Russia, Turkey)

    05/06/2017 7:21:56 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 9 replies
    ANF News ^ | May 7, 2017 | News Desk
    Full text of the agreement reached between Iran, Russia and Turkey in Astana on May 4 on the creation of de-escalation areas in Syria has been released. The memorandum released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation stated that the aim was “to put a prompt end to violence, improve the humanitarian situation and create favorable conditions to advance political settlement of the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic”. Full text of the agreement made between Iran, Russia and Turkey in Astane on May 4 is as follows: “The Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation...