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  • The Story of How Mossad Stole 100,000 Iranian Nuclear Docs

    07/16/2018 6:38:00 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 15 Jul, 2018 | Rick Moran
    You gotta love Mossad. Agents snuck into a warehouse smack in the middle of Tehran last January and, in a 6 1/2-hour operation, managed to steal 100,000 documents that Israel says prove Iran was lying about their nuclear weapons program. Wall Street Journal: The Israeli team secretly reached the warehouse holding the materials and broke in during a tight time window when it knew the building would be unguarded, the officials said. To avoid drawing attention to the nondescript facility, Iran hadn’t posted full-time guards, they said, but rather relied on alarm systems that the Israeli agents disabled. The Israeli...
  • Anything for that Iran deal: How Obama threw national security (and troops' lives) out the window

    07/11/2018 12:54:43 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 11, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    n a major story that came and went, President Obama shut down a major drug operation run by Hezb'allah because he didn't want to upset Iran's mullahs and endanger his Iran deal. Seems the Iran deal was considerably more important to his "legacy" than any concern about drug-dealing, the opioid epidemic, or just the idea of putting terrorists who finance themselves through the global drug trade out of business. Politico did the story about how Obama shut down Project Cassandra, so it should have gotten attention, yet it didn't. The whole thing recalls something security expert Rachel Ehrenfeld memorably told...
  • The Critical Chokepoint That Could Send Oil To $250

    07/09/2018 7:48:55 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 31 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 07-09-2018 | Irina
    Crude oil prices could jump as high as US$250 a barrel if Iran goes through with its threat to close the Strait of Hormuz in response to U.S. pressure on oil buyers to cut their Iranian purchases to zero, RT reports, quoting analysts. The most bullish among these analysts was Artem Avinov from online broker TeleTrade, who saw prices skyrocketing to US$250 a barrel if the Strait of Hormuz is blocked, disrupting about 17 million bpd in seaborne oil trade. Avinov, however, added that this course of events is very unlikely, suggesting Iran would instead opt for “a quick economic...
  • Hundreds killed as Saudi coalition closes in on rebel enclave

    06/11/2018 11:57:17 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | 06/11/18
    Heavy fighting in Yemen between pro-government forces and Shiite rebels has killed more than 600 people on both sides in recent days, security officials said Monday. A charity said meanwhile that an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition had destroyed a new cholera clinic in the country's north. Government forces, backed by the Saudi-led coalition, have been advancing along the western coast in recent weeks as they battle the Iran-allied rebels, known as Houthis. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media. Witnesses, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals,...
  • Sudan says it has cut all defence ties with North Korea

    06/06/2018 10:41:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 6, 2018 | Reuters
    KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan said on Wednesday it had cut all defence ties with North Korea, in a rare admission that it used to have such ties in the first place. The announcement came as Washington is locked in a standoff over Pyongyang's missile and nuclear weapons programmes, and as Sudan, which is still on the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, reels from an economic crisis. "Sudan's government would like to affirm that its defence production sector has cancelled all contracts ... with North Korea, and ended all relations, direct or through a third party," the foreign ministry...
  • Ethiopia 'accepts peace deal' to end Eritrea border war

    06/06/2018 6:11:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 5 June 2018 | Staff
    Ethiopia's governing coalition has announced it will fully accept and implement the peace deal that ended its border war with Eritrea. It says it will accept the outcome of a 2002 border commission ruling, which awarded disputed territories, including the town of Badme, to Eritrea. This will end a dispute with Eritrea that sparked Africa's deadliest border war in 1998. Tens of thousands of people were killed in two years of fighting. The two sides have remained on a war footing as Ethiopia had, until now, refused to accept the ruling of the border commission, which was set up as...
  • Mass brawl in south Tel Aviv: 13 arrested

    06/04/2018 12:55:35 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/6/18
    About 100 people were involved last night in a mass brawl in south Tel Aviv amid Eritrean Independence Day events and against the backdrop of disagreements between foreign residents - opponents and supporters of the Eritrean government. Police arrested 13 suspects in a fight....
  • French riot police clear 1,000 migrants from Paris makeshift camp.....

    05/30/2018 8:07:02 AM PDT · by caww · 27 replies
    theguardian ^ | 5/29/2018 | Angelique Chrisafis
    Many who had been sleeping rough are from Sudan, Somalia and Eritrea... riot police have cleared more than 1,000 migrants and refugees from one of the largest makeshift camps in Paris, where they had been sleeping rough for months...More than 2,000 migrants and refugees had been sleeping on pavements under bridges and canals in northern Paris. At about 6am, riot police arrived at the largest of the camps, where more than 1,700 people have been sleeping under a motorway bridge along canal Saint-Denis...The interior ministry said people would be housed in temporary shelter while their documents and administrative situation were...
  • US Facing A True Threat – Escalation In Aircraft Incidents – China Targets U.S. Pilots With Lasers.

    05/06/2018 12:15:05 PM PDT · by davikkm · 31 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    I will be discussing the alarming escalation of aircraft incidents currently in the news. While the United States copes with many threats in the world today, what I am about to report is by far a chilling development. China has actually fired military-grade lasers targeting U.S. aircraft flying near a U.S. military base in Africa. Sarah Sanders told reporters the following: “There will be near-term and long-term consequences.” This is not the only instance in which Beijing has targeted U.S. aircraft flying over the east African country of Djibouti. According to U.S. defense officials, the lasers were fired from the...
  • Djibouti: Chinese troops depart for first overseas military base

    07/12/2017 8:29:02 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 12 July 2017 | staff
    Ships carrying Chinese troops are heading to Djibouti to set up Beijing's first overseas military base, reports state media. China says the support base will be used for peacekeeping and humanitarian aid in Africa and West Asia. It will also be used for military co-operation, naval exercises and rescue missions, Xinhua said.
  • The superpowers’ playground ( Djibouti : Africa )

    04/14/2016 7:18:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    The Economist ^ | Apr 9th 2016
    Everyone wants a piece of Djibouti. It’s all about the bases. ... the New Jersey-sized nation. Yet its quiet stability within the volatile Horn of Africa has made the country of just 875,000 people a hub for the world’s superpowers. ... The stars and stripes flutters alongside the runway where military and passenger planes touch down: Camp Lemmonier, America’s only permanent military base in Africa, hosts 4,500 troops and contractors who conduct missions against al-Qaeda in Yemen and al-Shabab in Somalia. The outpost, leased for $60m a year, shares an airstrip with the international airport, ... Djibouti also hosts France’s...
  • China Quietly Expands Military Influence in Africa

    11/20/2015 9:34:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 10, 2015 5:00 am | Daniel Wiser
    A senior Chinese military official toured a Chinese warship docked in Djibouti during the weekend and met with the country's president, according to China's defense ministry, underscoring Beijing's efforts to expand its military operations in Africa. Djibouti, an East African country located near vital shipping lanes and terrorism hotspots in Yemen and Somalia, also hosts military bases for the United States and France. Some security analysts have raised concerns that China, which is reported to be in talks about constructing a base in Djibouti, could be seeking to exert more influence in the strategic country, a move that could disrupt...
  • Documents show miscues at US counterterrorism base put aircraft in danger

    05/02/2015 2:51:17 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 3 replies
    WaPo,via Stars & Stripes ^ | April 30, 2015 | Craig Whitlock
    The skies above the U.S. military's counterterrorism hub on the Horn of Africa have become chronically dangerous, with pilots forced to rely on local air-traffic controllers who fall asleep on the job, commit errors at astronomical rates and are hostile to Americans, documents show. Conditions at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, the base for U.S. pilots flying sensitive missions over Yemen and Somalia, have become so dire that American warplanes and civilian airliners alike are routinely placed in jeopardy, according to federal aviation experts and documents obtained by The Washington Post under the Freedom of Information Act. Unlike other major U.S....
  • CARTER CENTER SUED FOR PROVIDING SUPPORT TO HAMAS

    04/30/2018 7:36:48 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 27, 2018 | Robert Spencer
    Jimmy Carter’s unstinting hatred for Israel paved the way. The Washington Free Beacon reported Monday that the Zionist Advocacy Center is alleging in a suit that former President Jimmy Carter’s nonprofit organization, the Carter Center, “has used taxpayer funding to provide material support to international terrorist groups, including Hamas.” Given Carter’s longstanding and abundantly established hatred for the Jewish state, this allegation is no great shock. Nonetheless, the specter of an American President’s foundation funding a jihad terrorist group demonstrates how far we have fallen. The Zionist Advocacy Center further alleges that the Carter Center “received more than $30 million...
  • Saudi Arabia, US share ‘identical views’ on regional issues - Saudi FM

    04/29/2018 5:12:21 PM PDT · by nwrep · 23 replies
    Arab News ^ | April 28, 2018
    Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir stressed the deep and strategic relations between the Kingdom and the United States and the shared mutual interests in several fields, particularly security, military, commercial, social, and educational fields. Al-Jubeir was speaking at a joint press conference with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Riyadh, stressing that the bilateral meetings that were held within the framework of his visit to the Middle East, were positive, constructive, and fruitful. The Saudi Foreign Minister said the meetings highlighted the two sides “identical viewpoints” regarding several issues and the desire to intensify mutual efforts...
  • Trump rebrands diplomatic norms as global events spin on his axis

    04/28/2018 8:47:26 AM PDT · by Mariner · 1 replies
    Washington Post via LMTonline (Laredo, Tx) ^ | April 28th, 2018 | Anne Gearan
    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Friday placed himself at the center of the remarkable summit between the leaders of North and South Korea, taking credit for bold and innovative diplomacy that may open a path to peace where other leaders failed. "It's certainly something that I hope I can do for the world," Trump said. "This is beyond the United States. This is a world problem, and it's something that I hope I'm able to do for the world." The dramatic turn of events on the Korean Peninsula was the capstone to a week that crystallized the ways Trump...
  • House Democrats chide Netanyahu over deportation of infiltrators

    04/24/2018 7:10:25 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva 7 ^ | 24/04/18 14:45 | JTA
    Jewish Democratic lawmakers criticize Netanyahu over nixing of deal with UN to avoid mass deportations of African infiltrators from Israel. “We were dismayed to hear that the agreement had been suspended, then canceled, leaving the Sudanese and Eritrean asylum seekers in limbo, with no clear next step,” said the letter sent Monday and initiated by four of the top Jewish lawmakers. Netanyahu said he would revert to his earlier plan to send the approximately 38,000 Sudanese and Eritrean / Ethiopian infiltrators to an unnamed African country, believed to be Uganda.
  • Israel to Off-Load Half of It's Illegal Aliens on Western Countries

    04/05/2018 5:36:48 PM PDT · by gaijin · 9 replies
    The Canadian-Jewish News ^ | April 6th, 2018 | Gili Yaari
    Israel has reached an agreement with the United Nations that will see nearly half of the African asylum seekers it planned to deport go to Western countries.The UN High Commission for Refugees has committed to finding places in Western nations for at least 16,250 of the African migrants from Eritrea and Sudan. In return, Israel will legalize the status of the remaining asylum seekers, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement. At a press conference this morning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Canada, Germany and Italy would be the countries where the migrants would be settled. As...
  • Saudi Crown Prince: Iran's Supreme Leader 'Makes Hitler Look Good'

    04/02/2018 3:13:51 PM PDT · by bitt · 31 replies
    the atlantic ^ | 4/2/2018 | jeffrey goldberg
    In a wide-ranging conversation, Prince Mohammed bin Salman also recognized the Jewish peoples’ right to “their own land.” This much, at least, can be said for Mohammed bin Salman, the putatively reformist crown prince of Saudi Arabia: He has made all the right enemies. Among those who would celebrate his end are the leaders of ISIS, al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, and Hamas, as well as Yemen’s Houthi rebels, and the entire clerical and military leadership of the Islamic Republic of Iran. As a bonus, there are members of his own family, the sprawling, sclerotic, self-dealing House of Saud, who would like to...
  • House Democrats urge Netanyahu to release jailed asylum-seekers

    03/31/2018 6:18:52 AM PDT · by granada · 23 replies
    TOI ^ | 30 Mar, 2018 | By ERIC CORTELLESSA
    WASHINGTON — A Democratic congressional delegation urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week to release African asylum seekers being detained in an Israeli prison. In a letter sent to the premier on Tuesday, 11 Democrats who recently visited the Jewish state said “there is no legal justification for deportation” of the roughly 280 asylum seekers from African countries, mostly Sudan and Eritrea, being held in the Saharonim prison in southern Israel. Israel’s Border Authority jailed the asylum seekers last month, after they refused deportation to a third-party country. The Israeli government has said it intends to to force the migrants...