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  • First Iranian oil tanker docks in Venezuela

    05/25/2020 3:38:45 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 29 replies
    AFP ^ | May 25, 2020 | AFP
    The first of five Iranian tankers carrying much-needed gasoline and oil derivatives docked in Venezuela on Monday, Caracas announced amid concern in Washington over the burgeoning relationship between countries it sees as international pariahs. In a statement delivered on state television, Oil Minister Tareck El Aissami said the convoy was an expression of the Venezuelan people's "self-determination" and praised Tehran's friendship at a time of need.
  • Iranian Tankers To Reach Venezuela In Next 24 Hours Amid “Threat Of Imminent Military Force By US” (Sat Eve/Sun Morn)

    05/23/2020 3:11:06 PM PDT · by blam · 95 replies
    USSA News ^ | 3-23-2020
    By as early as the evening on Saturday or Sunday morning it's expected that the first among the five Iranian tankers transporting fuel to gasoline-starved Venezuela will enter the Latin American country's coastal waters. Maduro officials have issued an emergency notice to the United Nations of an illegal "threat of imminent use of military force by the United States." And with Washington threatening to block what it deems "sanctions-busting" by two "rogue states" - both under severe sanctions - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has issued his own last minute warning. Today we alerted the UN Security Council and Secretary General...
  • Poll: Democrats Much More Likely Than Republicans to Snitch on Neighbors for 'Lockdown' fontViolations

    05/23/2020 4:34:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2020 | Humberto Fontova
    “Democrats are far more likely than Republicans to say they’d report neighbors for holding a social gathering in violation of coronavirus stay-at-home orders, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen. “There is a huge partisan difference,” Rasmussen said. “By a 44% to 31% margin, a plurality of Democrats would turn in their neighbors. By a 60% to 25% margin, Republicans would not." Any more questions about why Cuban-Americans register majority Republican, and why many of us have an instinctive—almost visceral—revulsion to many Democrat policies? Though not mentioned, even by the conservative media, with regard to...
  • The Chinese Oil Grab (China is working hard to win oil reserves, you need to overweight on oil)

    10/03/2009 8:48:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies · 926+ views
    Forbes ^ | 10/3/2009 | Robert Lenzner
    The Chinese government is in a massive resource grab in Africa, which has huge ramifications for natural resource prices, not the least of which will be the cost of imported oil to the U.S., and ultimately the stock market and economy. Beijing's latest foray is trying to buy 6 billion barrels of oil that is already spoken for via leases to Exxon, Chevron , Royal Dutch Shell, and Total SA. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. presently leases 16 oil blocks on what remains of the oil industry's dominant Seven Sisters. It's a monster development, and a dramatic signal of how...
  • Biden blames Trump for Cuba push to rejoin UN Human Rights Council, despite it being a member during Obama admin

    05/16/2020 11:07:01 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 16 2020 | Adam Shaw
    Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Friday blamed President Trump for a push by Cuba to join the U.N. Human Rights Council -- a criticism that ignores Cuba’s membership multiple times during the Obama administration. “Trump's international failures have cleared a path for Cuba to join the U.N. Human Rights Council,” Biden tweeted in English and Spanish. “This would betray Cuba's political prisoners and further undermine U.S. diplomacy. As President, I will lead by empowering the Cuban people and defending human rights.” It was not clear what international failures he was speaking about, or how that was connected to the...
  • Seńor Biden: Los fracasos internacionales de Trump han abierto el camino para que Cuba se una al Consejo de Derechos Humanos de la ONU.

    05/16/2020 11:40:05 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    Joe Biden on Twitter ^ | 5/15/20 | Joe Biden
    Los fracasos internacionales de Trump han abierto el camino para que Cuba se una al Consejo de Derechos Humanos de la ONU. Esto traiciona a los presos políticos en Cuba y mina aún más la diplomacia de los EE.UU. Como presidente, defenderé los derechos humanos del pueblo cubano.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) May 15, 2020
  • Unmasking John Brennan’s Damage to Our National Security

    05/16/2020 5:12:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2020 | Humberto Fontova
    “It is unsurprising that Trump enjoys wallowing in his fetid self-indulgence, but I find it surreal that so many other government officials encourage his ignorance, incompetence, & destructive behavior,” Former CIA director John Brennan tweeted on May 9, 2020. Yes, let’s by all means look into (what we certainly hope is) ignorance and incompetence by high government officials. To wit: “(In Aug. 2015) an un-marked U.S. government plane landed at an airstrip in Havana, carrying…John Brennan, the director of the C.I.A. Brennan was there to meet with Alejandro Castro-Espin (Raul Castro’s son, the KGB-trained head of Cuba’s counterintelligence service, who...
  • Soleymani Aftermath: When it comes to Iran, all Rhodes lead back to Obama

    01/06/2020 5:05:58 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 31 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | Jan 6, 2020 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Iranian general Qassem Soleymani was a master terrorist who orchestrated atrocities around the world that claimed thousands of lives, including hundreds if not thousands of Americans. That was the default position after President Trump took out Soleymani last week. The Democrats’ furious reaction overlooked realities about the Iranian regime in general and Soleymani in particular. Israel had also targeted the Quds Force commander, but according to the Kuwaiti Al-Jarida, the Obama administration tipped off the Tehran regime. Soleymani emerged unscathed and continued to spearhead the Islamic regime’s military and terrorist operations. Those were funded by criminal activity, and on that...
  • Venezuela Latest: Trump Urges Military To Switch Sides, "Live Aid" Concert Set For Colombia Friday

    02/19/2019 2:45:42 AM PST · by Nextrush · 18 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/18/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    "The people of Venezuela are standing for freedom and democracy and the United States of America is standing right by their side" President Donald J. Trump Speaks In Miami 2/18/2019 Speaking in Miami Monday afternoon President Donald Trump urged the Venezuelan military to stop its support for Nicolas Maduro and come out in support of Interim President Juan Guaido. Trump noted that Guaido has offered amnesty and also warned that the US knows where the military has any ill gotten gains given to them by Maduro stashed in financial institutions. The President laid out a vision of democracy for Venezuela...
  • The Pulitzer Prizes have become a sick joke

    05/05/2020 7:01:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/05/2020 | Monica Showalter
    New York Times correspondent Walter Duranty, as Andrea Widburg notes here, got a Pulitzer prize for lying about the massive crimes of communism in what was then the Ukraine. It's supposedly an embarassment. But not if you check out who got a Pulitzer this time: Greg Grandin, Hugo Chavez's biggest apologist. A guy who defends Hugo Chavez and all his crimes to his last breath. I'm not talking about a guy like Bernie Sanders who says 'yes socialism in Venezuela is great but there are problems.' Grandin is a real dyed-in-the-wool useful stooge who can't stop praising the brutal communist dictator. There never...
  • Iran: Transfer of oil refining equipment to Venezuela in exchange for gold

    05/02/2020 11:55:33 PM PDT · by hassan.mahmoud · 12 replies
    May 3, 2020 | Hassan.Mahmoudi
    By: Hassan.Mahmoudi Iran and Venezuela, both engulfed with similar crises, have economic and trade relationship since the time of Iran’s former president, Mahmood Ahmadi-Nezhad. On Thursday, May 1, Elliot Abrams, the head of Venezuela’s affairs in the US government said that during this week Iran has had many more flights to this country: "Our assumption is that those planes that come from Iran are bringing things for the oil industry, and they return full of gold as a form of payment," El Politico quoted Elliot Abrams, the U.S. Special manager for Venezuela as saying. On April 30, 2020, the Bloomberg...
  • Ex-Green Beret claims he led foiled raid into Venezuela

    05/03/2020 9:48:55 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 46 replies
    AP ^ | 05 04 2020 | JOSHUA GOODMAN and SCOTT SMITH
    A former Green Beret has taken responsibility for what he claimed was a failed attack Sunday aimed at overthrowing Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and that the socialist government said ended with eight dead. Jordan Goudreau’s comments in an interview with an exiled Venezuelan journalist capped a bizarre day that started with reports of a pre-dawn amphibious raid near the South American country’s heavily guarded capital. An AP investigation published Friday found that Goudreau had been working with a retired Venezuelan army general now facing U.S. narcotics charges to train dozens of deserting Venezuelan soldiers at secret camps inside neighboring Colombia....
  • When Most Americans Blindly Believed the Word of a China-linked Communist Dictator

    05/02/2020 5:13:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, | Humberto Fontova
    “Americans reported bipartisan distrust of the (communist) Chinese government’s public statements about the coronavirus pandemic…according to a new Harris poll. Ninety percent of Republican respondents said that China was to blame for the spread of the coronavirus, and 67 percent of Democrats concurred," National Review reports. And yet, 20 years ago this very month, according to Gallup: “Americans say it’s in Elian Gonzalez best interest to return to (communist) Cuba with his father…a majority (of Americans) favor Elian’s physical removal from the home of his Miami relatives if necessary.” So how did such a majority American opinion come about? Well,...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Thursday 4/30/2020

    04/30/2020 9:06:51 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/30/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Another incident involving New York City police moving in on Orthodox Jewish mourners this afternoon. NYPD moving in to disperse a crowd and send away a vehicle carrying a coffin in Brooklyn's Borough Park neighborhood. The situation considered to be in violation of "social distancing" rules in the city leading to the police attempt to disperse the funeral.... Hundreds of protesters at Michigan's State Capitol in Lansing today demanding and end to the state of emergency declared over the coronavirus. Governor Gretchen Whitmer replaced a previous emergency order set to expire today with a new one that ends on May...
  • Stefan Halper: The Cambridge don the FBI sent to spy on Trump

    04/11/2019 5:43:14 AM PDT · by gattaca · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 10, 2019 | Jerry Dunleavy
    When Attorney General William Barr stated "spying did occur" against the 2016 Trump campaign, most attention was focused on the FBI's surveillance of former junior foreign policy aide Carter Page. But the spying Barr was thinking of, and which he said may or may not have been legally authorized, is more likely to be that carried out by Stefan Halper, a former Republican operative and White House aide who became a foreign policy academic with close ties to both American and British intelligence. One could be forgiven for believing Halper was a creation of the spy novelist John Le Carré....
  • Signs From North Korea Only Raise More Questions About Absent Kim Jong Un

    04/29/2020 1:56:52 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 7 replies
    US News ^ | April 29, 2020, at 8:09 a.m. | Paul D. Shinkman
    President Donald Trump has said he knows something of the North Korean leader’s condition – but he won’t disclose it. NORTH KOREA THIS WEEK provided halting signs that leader Kim Jong Un remains in power and control as sensational reports circulated unabated across the world claiming he is grievously ill or perhaps even dead. Though their significance is disputed, a series of dispatches were reportedly issued in Kim's name to Syria, Cuba and South Africa as well as a letter of praise for local workers. But, as is historically the case when issues arise about its leader's fitness, signals from...
  • The Untold Story of the Bay of Pigs Freedom Fight—59 Years Ago This Week

    04/25/2020 7:51:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/25/2020 | Humberto Fontova
    “It’s a great honor and I’m humbled for this endorsement from these freedom fighters (Bay of Pigs Veterans Association)…You were fighting for the values of freedom and liberty that unite us all. (Candidate Donald Trump, receiving endorsement of Bay of Pigs veterans at the Bay of Pigs Museum in Miami, Florida, Oct. 25, 2016.) 'Shameless ELECTION YEAR PANDERING!' snort liberals. Well: “I really admire toughness and courage, and I will tell you that the people of this brigade [Brigada 2506] really have that…you were let down by our country.” (Donald Trump, addressing Bay of Pigs Veterans at the Bay of...
  • Kennedy Family 'Matriarch' Ethel Kennedy 'Loves Che Guevara, Named Her Dog Che'

    04/18/2020 3:52:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2020 | Humberto Fontova
    “Her (Ethel Kennedy’s) family says she’s been a fan of Guevara for years — and makes no apology about it. “My mom loves Che Guevara. Her dog is named Che,” her son, Robert Kennedy Jr., told The Post.” (NY Post 4/15.) In fact, your humble servant was on this story before the Johnny-come-lately New York Post, right after alert columnist/blogger Sarah Gonzales on April 13th tweeted a picture of Mariah Cuomo and her grandmother Ethel Kennedy with a pic of Che Guevara peeping in the background. “Why does Andrew Cuomo’s daughter have a framed photograph of communist murderer he Guevara...
  • RFK widow Ethel Kennedy ‘loves’ Che Guevara, ‘has a subversive streak

    04/15/2020 1:08:33 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 78 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/15/2020 | Carl Campanile and Bernadette Hogan
    Ethel Kennedy has learned to stop worrying and love Che Guevara. The 92-year-old Kennedy clan matriarch’s late husband Robert and brother-in-law, President John F. Kennedy, may have faced off against a Russia-aligned Cuba in the infamous 1962 Missile Crisis — but that didn’t stop her from putting the face of the communist nation’s revolutionary hero on a mantle at her Palm Beach home, The Post has learned. In fact, her family says she’s been a fan of Guevara for years — and makes no apology about it. “My mom loves Che Guevara. Her dog is named Che,” her son, Robert...
  • Trump Denounces the Communist-linked WHO, Threatens to Cut US Funding

    04/11/2020 4:18:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11,2020 | Humberto Fontova
    “Trump slams 'China-centric' WHO, says agency 'called every shot wrong' in coronavirus pandemic."- Fox News. “The W.H.O. really blew it. For some reason, funded largely by the United States, yet very China centric. We will be giving that a good look. Fortunately I rejected their advice on keeping our borders open to China early on. Why did they give us such a faulty recommendation?" -Trump tweet, April 7, 2020. "We should listen to WHO & experts on epidemiology & disease control rather than habitual liars. Fact-based scientific and professional assessment by scientists & experts should be valued and respected. And...