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  • Iranian commander: Today Iraq and Lebanon, tomorrow Jordan

    03/24/2015 9:40:32 PM PDT · by piasa · 11 replies
    Haaretz ^ | March 23, 2015 | Jack Khoury
    Qassem Soleimani is first senior official to reveal Tehran’s ambitions in Hashemite kingdom. A top commander in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said this weekend he believed Tehran had the ability to control events in Jordan, as it does in Iraq and Lebanon. Qassem Soleimani, commander of the elite Quds force — the foreign wing of the Revolutionary Guards — was addressing a youth conference in Tehran. His remarks were the first time a senior Iranian official has openly discussed Iranian ambitions in Jordan.
  • How China Is Slowly Becoming The World’s Largest Imperialist Power

    11/22/2019 12:29:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/22/2019 | Sumantra Maitra
    One of the most insidious aspects of modern “post-colonial studies” departments in Western universities is that they really do not “study” anything. Instead they churn out anti-Western propaganda.Euro-Marxists in the late 1960s fundamentally influenced this worldview, where the only colonial and imperial powers were from the West, rapacious in their territorial greed and mindless in their racial atrocities. This is, needless to say, a highly ideological and flawed interpretation of history, and it cripples recognition of modern colonialism, such as China is demonstrating.Western imperialism started as late as the 16th century, taking advantage of the collapse of traditional empires in...
  • Wall Street Journal: ISIS sprang from 'Humiliations at Hands of Arrogant European Imperial Powers'

    10/31/2019 7:35:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/31/2019 | Robert Spencer
    Establishment academic Walter Russell Mead, writing about the killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in the Wall Street Journal Monday, declared: “Movements like ISIS don’t spring from nowhere. It took centuries of decline, serial humiliations at the hands of arrogant European imperial powers, and decades of failed postcolonial governance to produce the toxic mixture of bigotry.”Really? ISIS (and presumably other Islamic jihad terror groups) arise from “serial humiliations at the hands of arrogant European imperial powers, and decades of failed postcolonial governance”? No chance that “movements like ISIS’ might have sprung from Islamic texts such as these? “And kill them...
  • Pope Francis calls for new ‘supranational’ authorities to enforce UN goals

    05/03/2019 5:27:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 56 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 2, 2019 | Diane Montagna
    Pope Francis calls for new ‘supranational’ authorities to enforce UN goals ROME, May 2, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis made a strong push for globalism on Thursday, calling for a supranational, legally constituted body to enforce United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and implement “climate change” policies.  Speaking to members of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace, the Pope said: “When a supranational common good is clearly identified, there is need for a special legally constituted authority capable of facilitating its implementation.”  “Think of the great contemporary challenges of climate change, new slavery and peace,” he told members of the Pontifical Academy,...
  • In Laos, A Chinese-Funded Railway Sparks Hope For Growth — And Fears Of Debt

    04/26/2019 7:26:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    NPR ^ | April 26, 2019 | Ashley Westerman
    In Southeast Asia's only landlocked country, the Mekong River is a lifeline. From a slow boat heading up the river in Laos, you'll see fishermen working in their boats, riverside farms where bananas grow, and domesticated buffalo lazing. Occasionally a ferry chugs by. From time to time, steps leading to a riverside village become visible on the banks through the foliage. The wind is swift, and the brown fresh water laps up onto the side of the boat. Just over 9 miles north of Luang Prabang, a startling aberration appears: five giant concrete pylons rising out of the water. Red...
  • The EU Copyright Directive is about to make the internet worse for almost everyone

    01/21/2019 4:30:03 PM PST · by aimhigh · 28 replies
    Android Central ^ | 01/20/2019 | Alex Dobie
    The European Union's new Copyright Directive stands to dramatically change the way we consume news and other online content. Although originally intended to ensure creators and news organizations are fairly compensated for their work, the directive will more likely make quality news harder to find, throw financial and technical roadblocks in the way of smaller online publishers and creators, stifle free speech and negatively impact internet culture. Article 11 requires online news aggregators like Google, Facebook or Twitter to pay licensing fees to news organizations when showing snippets of their coverage, and forces news organizations to charge these fees. ....
  • Report: Kenya Risks Losing Port of Mombasa to China

    12/23/2018 6:20:59 AM PST · by AdmSmith · 55 replies
    The Maritime Executive ^ | 20DEC2018 | MarEX staff
    Kenya runs the risk of losing control of the Port of Mombasa if it should default on loans from state financial institution China Exim Bank, according to a new report from Kenya's auditor general. The terms of a $2.3 billion loan for Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) specify that the port's assets are collateral, and they are not protected by Kenya's sovereign immunity due to a waiver in the contract. "The payment arrangement agreement substantively means that the Authority's revenue would be used to pay the Government of Kenya's debt to China Exim bank if the minimum volumes required for [rail]...
  • Why Putin’s Game Of Russian Roulette With Ukraine Is A Big Deal

    11/29/2018 4:07:00 AM PST · by tlozo · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 27 2018 | Douglas V. Mastriano
    In a stunning sequence of events, the Russian military opened fire then seized three Ukrainian navy vessels in an unprovoked attack on the Black Sea last Sunday. In the melee, several Ukrainian sailors were wounded and 24 captured. Moscow followed up this flagrant act of war by parading the sailors on Russian television to give clearly coerced confessions of guilt. This attack is but the latest escalation in the ongoing Russian war against Ukraine that has been churning since 2014. It’s also the first great test for the Trump administration regarding Russia and one that will have lasting consequences on...
  • North Korea joins South Korean protest over Japan's 'Rising Sun' flag

    10/05/2018 12:01:33 AM PDT · by blueplum · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04 Oct 2018 | Joyce Lee
    SEOUL (Reuters) - Japan should refrain from flying the “Rising Sun” flag on a warship in a fleet review planned in South Korea next week, a North Korean propaganda website said on Friday, joining South Koreans in the latest spat over the countries’ colonial history. ...“The ‘Rising Sun’ flag is a war-crime flag that the 20th-century Japanese imperialists used when executing their barbaric invasions into our nation and other Asian nations,” North Korea’s state-controlled Uriminjokkiri website said. “Planning to enter flying the ‘Rising Sun’ flag is an unbearable insult and ridicule to our people.”
  • Ocasio-Cortez Tells Hawaii Dems Her Life Shaped By ‘Unaddressed History of Imperialism’

    08/11/2018 9:15:31 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 114 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/10/18 | Tony Lee
    Democratic-Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who, as Breitbart News reported, was born in the Bronx and raised in the affluent suburb of Westchester, told Hawaii Democrats on Thursday evening that her life has been shaped by “an unaddressed history of imperialism and poverty.” Ocasio-Cortez was campaigning for Hawaii Democratic congressional candidate Kaniela Ing ahead of this weekend’s primary election and argued that Hawaii felt like a “kindred home” because she also comes “from a place of colonized people.” Ocasio-Cortez said that she and Ing had similar life experiences even though they grew up worlds apart because they both lost their fathers...
  • Mexican presidential hopeful vows support for illegal immigrants as he hits campaign trail–in CA

    03/09/2018 8:44:48 PM PST · by Cheerio · 47 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | March 9, 2018 | Frieda Powers
    FULL TITLE:Mexican presidential hopeful vows support for illegal immigrants as he hits campaign trail–in California! A candidate running for president of Mexico who slams President Trump and supports illegal immigrants may not seem so unusual. But where the candidate chose to campaign is more than questionable. Ricardo Anaya Cortes reportedly took his Mexican presidential bid across the border into California, Fox News reported. Anaya met with businessmen and activists in Los Angeles, according to the Mexican newspaper Excelsior, calling for protections for illegal immigrants and blasting the U.S. president – while on American soil.
  • Progressive on progressive violence

    10/28/2017 9:36:44 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 11 replies
    Progressives are the stupidest people on the planet. They really are. It's moderately funny to consider that around a year ago, the progressives of today were attacking Woodrow Wilson, and now we have the progressives out there attacking another historical progressive, Theodore Roosevelt. You seen this report? Activists splash red paint on Theodore Roosevelt statue on Museum of Natural History stepsTheodore Roosevelt is being attacked because he was white and because he was an imperialist. This is so incredibly dumb. Theodore Roosevelt was an open progressive. He was proud of social justice. These are not secrets, you can google them...
  • [China] Xi fills top military posts with loyalists

    10/27/2017 7:22:52 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Nikkei ^ | October 26, 2017 | SHUNSUKE TABETA and OKI NAGAI
    Xi fills top military posts with loyalists Eliminating anyone close to predecessor Hu, president gains control of PLA SHUNSUKE TABETA and OKI NAGAI, Nikkei staff writers BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has the armed forces firmly under his thumb as he begins another five-year term, having succeeded in staffing the military's top command positions with his allies. The members of the Central Military Commission were selected at the first plenary session of the Communist Party's 19th Central Committee on Wednesday. The military body also was shrunk from 11 to seven members including Xi, its chairman. The remaining six posts...
  • Pulling and Purging President Polk

    09/08/2017 4:00:47 PM PDT · by morphing libertarian · 22 replies
    Unfortunately self | Self
    I am joining AntiFA, Cleansing America, La Reconquista, La Raza, Mexifornia for Mexicans Society, Congressional Latino Caucus, Historical Truth For America ssociation, and the George Soros Spirit of America Assoc. and the democrat party in calling for urging all things Polk from the united states immediately. We are already moving to change the name of the Florida county to Treyvon County. A short list of his crimes includes, being born in NC, attending an all-white church, being a follower of Andrew Jackson, being home schooled, taking imperialistic military action against Mexico, claiming as a white man being a "dark horse"...
  • Diane Abbott sparks fury that UK was "racist" (Next Homeland Minister in UK?)

    05/31/2017 7:36:25 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    The Sun ^ | May 31, 2017 | Harry Cole
    The wannabe Home Secretary claimed Brits “invented racism” and called Parliament “the heart of darkness, in the belly of the beast”. It comes after the top Corbyn ally has been forced to distance herself from a slew of anti-British remarks from her long career. According to contemporary reports the incendiary remarks were made to a US conference for radical left wingers in 1988 — but last night sparked fury. Top Tory James Cleverly hit out: “Many people feel that Corbyn’s core team, including Diane Abbott, don’t really like Britain and British people. These quotes prove it.”
  • David Frum: Trump is worst person to take office of President

    01/20/2017 6:29:04 AM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 88 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1/20/2017 | David Frum
    "The worst human being ever to enter the presidency, and I include all the slaveholders."
  • Woodrow Wilson, self described imperialist

    01/05/2017 7:38:22 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 4 replies
    On February 23rd, 1903, Woodrow Wilson said: I am of the class of men who are described as imperialists, and yet I have had such an intense sympathy with the men on the other side who are getting sat upon that I could almost have wished that my opinions were different that I might join their ranks. From The Papers of Woodrow Wilson, Volume 14, Page 367. Also, here. See also: Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and modern American imperialismProgressives don't want you to know, and many of them don't even know, that when they lament and bemoan "imperialism" they are...
  • Egyptian-American Activist Calls for Boycott of Copts: Crescent Must Always Be on Top of the Cross

    09/26/2016 9:59:13 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 25 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 9/21/16
    In a video posted on her Facebook page on September 21, New York-based Egyptian-American activist Ayat Oraby called the Coptic church "a gang, striving to establish a Coptic mini-state," and "a full-fledged mafia," and described Pope Tawadros as "a criminal." Oraby called upon Muslims to participate in an economic boycott of Copts, saying that: "They must be made to understand that the crescent must be on top of the cross."
  • Violence in South Sudan Kills Two Chinese U.N. Peacekeepers

    07/11/2016 7:44:54 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    wall street journal ^ | 07/11/2016 | Josh Chin
    The troops were traveling to provide security at a refugee camp when their vehicle was hit, the Chinese Defense Ministry statement said. “The Chinese military is deeply shocked by and strongly condemns the attack,” the statement said, adding condolences to the victims and their family members. The loss of the two Chinese peacekeepers in South Sudan come after Shen Liangliang, a U.N. peacekeeper stationed in Mali, was killed in an attack on a U.N. camp on May 31 that wounded five other Chinese troops. The three deaths, coming so close together, illustrate the increased risks faced by Chinese peacekeeping troops—particularly...
  • How was Gun Control Imposed Upon an Unwilling World?

    02/20/2016 1:37:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 18 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Disarmists use the bandwagon fallacy, (argumentum ad populum) to promote citizen disarmament. In essence, the non-argument makes the claim; everyone else disarms their population - so we should do the same.  This is a logical fallacy. (snip) .. it is clear that from 1500 on, the major developments in gun technology came from Europe.Europeans underwent the black death shortly before the introduction of the gun.  The loss of up to a third of the population made the remainder much more valuable. The development of the gun, the Reformation, the Renaissance, much wider availability of literacy and printed material, all...