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  • Russia, Iran open their arms as Turkey loses patience with U.S.

    01/18/2018 8:32:22 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    N(o)B(rains)C(ollectively) News ^ | Thursday, January 18, 2018 | F. Brinley Bruton
    U.S. military support for Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are led by the Kurdish YPG militia, have left Turkey furious. Officials have even warned that Turkish troops are ready to cross into neighboring Syria... Erdogan has also warned of an imminent incursion into Kurdish-controlled Afrin in northwest Syria... With around one-fifth of Turkey’s population identifying as Kurdish, Turkey views the PKK and moves toward Kurdish independence regionally as an existential threat... "The U.S. is directly providing arms to a group ... whose ultimate ambition is not defeating ISIS," said Ziya Meral, a Turkey analyst at the Centre for Historical Analysis...
  • Hungary is on the verge of effectively banishing George Soros

    01/18/2018 7:38:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 18, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    The ongoing battle between Hungary Prime Minister Viktor Orban and American billionaire George Soros is heating up even further. Never particularly popular with the Hungarian government, Soros has been spreading around his wealth in that nation through various NGOs in an effort to promote liberal policies and candidates, as well as pushing for open borders and greater migrant resettlement. Now the legislature has brought forward a new bill which has been none too subtly dubbed, “Stop Soros.” The implications for not only Soros but other foreign actors in the country could be quite serious indeed. Hungary’s nationalist government outlined legislation...
  • Merkel's Coalition Partner: Failure of CDU, SPD Talks Will Be 'Catastrophe' for Germany

    01/18/2018 6:30:35 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01-18-2018 | Michael van der Galien
    Horst Seehofer -- the leader of the Christian Democrats (CDU) ally, the Christian Social Union -- is calling on Angela Merkel and Social Democratic Party (SPD) leader Martin Schulz to make sure that the talks between Merkel's CDU and Schulz's SPD are successful. Seehofer says the Social Democrats shooting down the results of the talks on Sunday would absolutely be a "catastrophe" for Germany. When asked by German newspaper Bild whether he has faith in the SPD -- which seems to be internally divided on the question whether or not it should form a coalition with the CDU -- Seehofer...
  • Polish President Thanks Trump for Fighting Fake News

    01/18/2018 1:29:28 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jan 2018 | BREITBART LONDON
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s president has thanked President Donald Trump for fighting “fake news,” saying his own country experiences the power of fake news “first hand.” President Andrzej Duda voiced his thanks to Trump in English on Twitter Thursday, a day after the U.S. leader revealed his promised “fake news awards.” In his tweet, Duda wrote that Trump “just stressed again the power of fake news. Thank you. We must continue to fight that phenomenon. Poland experiences fake news power first hand. Many European and even U.S. officials form their opinions of PL (Poland) based on relentless flow of...
  • US military to maintain open-ended presence in Syria, Tillerson says

    01/18/2018 9:11:23 AM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 54 replies
    fox news ^ | January 17, 2018 | MATTHEW PENNINGTON
    Speaking at Stanford University after being introduced by former top diplomat Condoleezza Rice, Tillerson said the Trump administration was determined not to repeat President Barack Obama's "mistake" when he withdrew U.S. troops from Iraq in 2011. Republicans for years have argued the withdrawal created the opening for IS' rapid expansion.... Securing a successful U.N. peace process, getting Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power, ridding Syria of Iran's influence and eradicating all weapons of mass destruction in the country.
  • Sweden Is Preparing For A “Civil War”: PM Wants To Deploy Army In No-Go Zones

    01/18/2018 10:46:54 AM PST · by blam · 56 replies
    Newz Sentinel ^ | 1-18-2018
    For the first time since World War II, Sweden is preparing to distribute a civil defense brochure to some 4.7 million households, warning them about the onset of war. The booklet will serve as a manual of “total defense” in case of a war, and provide details on how to secure basic needs such as water, food, and heating, the FT reported. The manual also covers other threats such as cyber attacks, terrorism, and climate change. “All of society needs to be prepared for conflict, not just the military. We haven’t been using words such as total defense or high...
  • Italy election: 'White race' remark sparks row

    01/17/2018 11:21:19 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | 01/17/2018 | James Reynolds
    ---SNIP--- Mr Fontana's region, Lombardy in the north, is the leading destination for migrants in Italy. He reflected on this point. "We can't accept them all," he told Radio Padania, "Because if we had to accept them all, it would mean that we're no longer ourselves… as an ethnic fact. Because they outnumber us, because they are more determined than us to occupy this land." Mr Fontana, by now fully into his stride, reached his conclusion. "We need to decide whether or not our ethnic group, our white race, our society should continue to exist, or be wiped out. It's...
  • Soros Pledges Renewed Fight Against Nationalism, Says EU ‘on Verge of Breakdow

    01/16/2018 10:29:56 AM PST · by Signalman · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/15/2017 | Victoria Friedman
    The progressive billionaire speculator George Soros has said he will ‘fight back’ against the “dominant ideology” of nationalism, whilst admitting that favoured globalist project the European Union is “on the verge of a breakdown”. Wistfully writing that Soros’s Open Society Foundations (OSF) once ‘epitomised the optimism about the spread of Western-style democracy’ after the fall of the Soviet Union, the Financial Times described the scrutiny the global progressive body is experiencing amidst a wave of patriotism and populism and the ‘wilting’ attraction of the leftist agenda. Soros, alluding to the collapse of the USSR, told the left-liberal newspaper: “It’s déjŕ...
  • Sweden welcomes jihadis, but wants to deport Christian refugee, who received death threats, to Iran

    01/15/2018 7:52:07 PM PST · by blueyon · 16 replies
    VoiceofEurope ^ | 1/15/18 | Voice of Europe
    Aideen Strandsson, a Christian woman from Iran, is facing deportation from Sweden after her asylum application was denied by authorities. The woman converted from Islam to Christianity, after having a dream about Jesus and has already received threats from Muslims because of her conversion. Aideen came to Sweden in 2014 and received a public baptism. When she pleaded that she could face the death penalty in Iran as an apostate, she got told by Swedish officials that “it’s not our problem if you decided to become a Christian, it’s your problem”.
  • The Nigel Farage Show: Macron's Brexit trade deal means accepting more migrants.....

    01/16/2018 3:56:34 AM PST · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1/15/2018 | OrionPrime
    (Nigel Farage at 1:45) Macron will go and visit with the Interior Minister and then on Thursday he comes to the United Kingdom. He's going to be there for three or four days. He will meet the Prime Minister and well its understood that he will urge the Prime Minister to allow more lone children as well as adult migrants with family members in the UK to cross the Channel to be housed in the United Kingdom. And of course for many years we've talked about lone children and we've accepted quite a lot of lone children and I'm sure...
  • Vatican: Papal Honor for Pro-Abortion Politician Not a Sign of Support

    01/15/2018 8:34:28 PM PST · by annalex · 12 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | JAN. 15, 2018 | Edward Pentin
    (YouTube) Blogs  |  Jan. 15, 2018 Vatican: Papal Honor for Pro-Abortion Politician Not a Sign of Support In a statement, the Holy See Press Office says Dutch militant pro-abortion politician Lilianne Ploumen was given the ancient papal honor as ‘diplomatic practice’ for a visiting official head of state delegation to the Vatican.
  • People trapped after two buildings collapsed following huge explosion in Belgium

    01/15/2018 1:57:08 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 40 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 16th January 2018
    A MASSIVE explosion in the Belgian city of Antwerp has destroyed two buildings, leaving people trapped in the rubble. At least five people are said to have been injured after a residential building collapsed.
  • Deciphered telegram reveals the genocide (Armenian Genocide documented)

    01/15/2018 2:21:01 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 33 replies
    AGOS ^ | 04.26.2017 | Taner Akcam
    Historian Taner Akçam decpihred the telegram by executive of Teşikilat-ı Mahsusa (Secret Organization) and Commitee of Union and Progress Bahaettin Şakir dated July 4, 1915. The telegram is about coordination of deportation and annihilation of Armenians. The letterhead on the telegram proves that it is indeed original.We have a telegram written by Bahaettin Şakir on July 4, 1915, which was sent to Governor Sabit Bey for delivering it to Elağız (Harput/Kharpet) Inspector of CUP Nazım Bey. The purpose of the telegram was to coordinate deportation and annihilation of Armenians. The telegram reads: “Are the Armenians who were deported from...
  • Soros Pledges Renewed Fight Against ‘Dominant Ideology’ Of Nationalism, Says EU ‘Verge of Breakdown’

    01/15/2018 11:43:27 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/15/17 | Victoria Friedman
    The progressive billionaire speculator George Soros has said he will ‘fight back’ against the “dominant ideology” of nationalism, whilst admitting that favoured globalist project the European Union is “on the verge of a breakdown”. Wistfully writing that Soros’s Open Society Foundations (OSF) once ‘epitomised the optimism about the spread of Western-style democracy’ after the fall of the Soviet Union, the Financial Times described the scrutiny the global progressive body is experiencing amidst a wave of patriotism and populism and the ‘wilting’ attraction of the leftist agenda. Soros, alluding to the collapse of the USSR, told the left-liberal newspaper: “It’s déjŕ...
  • We Don't Have to Choose Between Putin and George Soros

    01/15/2018 11:11:21 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 13 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | Mike Gonzales
    “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” is a proverb that has long, and apparently mistakenly, been attributed to Bedouins. It’s unfair to them, as it contains the false-dichotomy fallacy. Sometimes the saying is correct, as when the Allies decided in World War II to side with Josef Stalin against Adolf Hitler. Other times, both options are equally bad. This is, however, the way many people insist on reacting to George Soros and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the two men currently going toe-to-toe for control of much of the globe’s hearts and minds. You either side with one or...
  • Merkel could join Macron in Davos for epic clash with Trump

    01/15/2018 12:57:11 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 45 replies
    reuters.com ^ | January 14, 2018 | Noah Barkin
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is considering joining French President Emmanuel Macron at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week in what could turn into an epic clash of competing world views with U.S. President Donald Trump. Merkel, who has been struggling to put together a government since a German election in September, had been expected to skip the annual gathering of leaders, CEOs, bankers and celebrities in the Swiss Alps for a third straight year. But after clinching a preliminary coalition agreement with the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) on Friday, German officials said Merkel could travel...
  • America Last? EU says Trump is losing on trade

    01/15/2018 12:53:47 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 30 replies
    ca.reuters.com ^ | January 15, 2018 | Philip Blenkinsop, Noah Barkin
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union’s trade tsar has no idea what Donald Trump will tell his audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week, but she is clear what the EU’s message to the U.S. president will be. America is shooting itself in the foot by withdrawing from global leadership on trade, Cecilia Malmstrom, the 49-year-old Swede who has served as Europe’s trade commissioner for the past three years, told Reuters. Under Malmstrom’s direction, the EU has juggled a dizzying array of trade talks over the past year. In July it clinched a preliminary deal with Japan....
  • [Catholic Caucus] Abortion campaigner says she is ‘very honoured’ by pontifical award

    01/15/2018 10:48:53 AM PST · by ebb tide
    Catholic Herald ^ | January 15, 2018 | Dan Hitchens
    The Dutch politician Lilliane Ploumen has been made a Dame in the pontifical Order of St Gregory the Great.Ploumen confirmed the award in an email to the Catholic Herald, saying that she was “very honoured” by the pontifical medal, which was sent via the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs last month.It is not known whether the Pope was aware of the decision.Ploumen, a senior Labour party figure who served as Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation until last year, has been criticised for her record on life issues.Last year she launched an international campaign to support abortion after the...
  • 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...