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  • 'It's time to act' in Syria, Rep. Adam Kinzinger says in blistering assault on U.S. strategy

    09/14/2018 9:24:33 AM PDT · by McGruff · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 14, 2018 | Ben Wolfgang
    In a blistering takedown of U.S. policy toward Syria, Rep. Adam Kinzinger on Thursday said “it’s time to act” in the war-torn nation as dictator Bashar Assad’s forces prepare to launch an assault on Idlib that many fear could one of the bloodiest campaigns in the ongoing war. Mr. Kinzinger, Illinois Republican and an outspoken voice on national security issues, argued in an op-ed for Defense One that the U.S. approach in Syria — both during the Obama administration and now under President Trump — has been an abject failure. While he stressed that an all-out ground invasion isn’t the...
  • US Navy Seizes Thousands of AK-47s in the Gulf of Aden

    09/08/2018 6:24:08 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    Marine Link ^ | September 7, 2018
    More than 2,500 AK-47 automatic rifles were seized from a stateless skiff in the international waters of the Gulf of Aden at the end of August. U.S. Navy sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) discovered the illicit weapons shipment during counter-trafficking mission on August 28.
  • Journalist Paralyzed, Gravely Ill in Turkish Prison

    09/05/2018 4:39:27 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | September 5, 2018 at 4:00 am | Uzay Bulut
    Medeni Duran wrote that his imprisoned brother Metin "cannot walk, speak, or eat and does not recognize anyone anymore. He can only breathe." Mistreatment and even torture of journalists and media employees, along with arbitrary arrests, are getting alarmingly commonplace in Turkey. At least 183 journalists and media workers in Turkey in are being held, either in pretrial detention or serving a prison sentence, according to the Platform for Independent Journalism. Dissident journalists and writers in Turkey increasingly face government threats and arbitrary arrests for their work and opinions, but for Metin Duran, the punishments have been even more...
  • Muslim Militants Burn Alive Christian Pastor and His Family in Nigeria

    09/02/2018 11:36:30 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Aug 2018 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, P.H.D
    Fulani Muslim militants launched raids on eight villages burning alive a Christian pastor, wife and three of their children. Islamic raiders, with machetes and AK47 rifles, looted destroying 95 houses, farmland and three churches. They killed Pastor Adamu Gyang Wurim and his family by setting fire to their house while them inside and shot his wife. Also, two villagers killed &wounding several others. Local lawyer, Dalyop Solomon Mwantiri, spoke with one of three surviving pastor's children away at University that learned of it on Facebook. "When I called a friend to find out about the situation, the report I received...
  • Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Bahrain cut ties to Qatar

    06/04/2017 10:18:49 PM PDT · by Rabin · 95 replies
    Aljazeera ^ | 4 June 2017 | Staff
    Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut relations with Qatar for supporting the Muslim Brotherhood. The Saudi-led Arab coalition fighting Yemen's Houthi rebels also expelled Qatar from its alliance because of Doha's practices of strengthen terrorism. Qatar has categorically denied supporting; Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah, and is confidant US President Donald Trump will not last in power.
  • Saudi-led Yemen airstrike kills 22 children fleeing earlier bombing, rebels say

    08/26/2018 6:28:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/25/2018 | By Hakim Almasmari, Hamdi Alkhshali, Nima Elbagir, Waffa Munayyer and Tamara Qiblawi
    Saudi-led coalition airstrikes killed 30 people, including 22 children, in a rebel-held area in northwestern Yemen on Thursday, according to the Houthi-controlled Health Ministry. Four families were evacuating their homes in a vehicle when the airstrikes hit, according to Houthi-owned media. Earlier coalition airstrikes on Wednesday killed four people and injured two, according to two surviving family members who preferred to remain anonymous for security reasons. "Four people were killed in the strike before, that's why they fled. They wanted to save their lives, their children's lives. Is nowhere safe for us?" one survivor said. Both sources did not want...
  • Saudi Arabia Beheads Human Rights Activist For Posing A Threat To Islam's Values

    08/24/2018 12:15:19 PM PDT · by TheTimeOfMan · 65 replies
    freespeechtime.com ^ | 2018-08-24 | Unknown
    According to reports from human rights organizations Saudi Arabia is about to behead female activist in public - Mainstream media is silent to avoid damaging the image of Islam. Esraa al-Ghamgam, a female human rights activist sentenced to death over her human rights activism after serving three years in detention. Her last words as she was sentenced to death were “I am being killed innocent, I will seek justice from God.” Saudi Arabia is the head of the UN Human Rights Council despite its worst human rights record in the world.
  • Pakistan army chief hosts Christian leaders

    08/22/2018 8:40:44 AM PDT · by robowombat
    Gulf News ^ | 13:13 August 21, 2018 | Zubair Qureshi, Correspondent
    Pakistan army chief hosts Christian leaders Army chief hails Father Joseph Coutts’ appointment as cardinal a ‘national honour’ Islamabad: In a first, Pakistan’s Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa hosted a banquet dinner on Monday for some of the country’s most senior Christian leaders, to celebrate the ‘honour’ bestowed on Pakistani priest Joseph Coutts. On June 28, Pope Francis appointed Coutts as cardinal in the Vatican City. General Bajwa hailed the appointment as a matter of ‘national pride’ that a Pakistani priest was awarded that unique honour by no one else but the leader of the...
  • Shots fired at US embassy in Turkey

    08/20/2018 9:55:25 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 5 replies
    Gunshots have been fired at the US embassy in Ankara but caused no casualties, Turkish and American officials said, amid escalating tensions between the two NATO allies.
  • WTH? Twitter Shuts Down Top Iranian Activist Accounts — Including Leading Critic of Radical Islam

    08/16/2018 12:52:24 PM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 16, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended the company’s decision to put Infowars founder Alex Jones in a seven-day “timeout”. Dorsey said, “I feel any suspension, whether it be a permanent or a temporary one, makes someone think about their actions and their behaviors,” Dorsey said. In the same week that Jack Dorsey is lecturing on “appropriate actions and behavior” Twitter just certified racist New York Times writer Sarah Jeong with a blue check mark. And now this Twitter shut down two top Iranian activist’s pages today.
  • Turkey To Trump After Tariffs: You Have The Dollar, We Have Allah

    08/12/2018 4:26:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/11/2018 | Taylor Millard
    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is putting on a rather fierce face in reaction to new tariffs from President Donald Trump and the plunging lira. Erdogan – ever the strongman – implored the country to show economic patriotism in response to what was going on. Via Daily Sabah in Turkey. “If you have dollars, euros or gold under your pillow, go to banks to exchange them for Turkish lira. This is a national struggle,” he said.“This will be my people’s answer to those who declare economic war against us,” he added.Erdoğan also said Turkish people should not worry, saying “We...
  • Exclusive: As Trump cracks down on Pakistan, U.S. cuts military training programs

    08/10/2018 10:25:31 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | AUGUST 10, 2018 / 7:18 AM | Idrees Ali, Phil Stewart
    ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s administration has quietly started cutting scores of Pakistani officers from coveted training and educational programs that have been a hallmark of bilateral military relations for more than a decade, U.S. officials say.
  • Iran admits to helping Al Quaeda before 9/11

    08/10/2018 10:40:01 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 47 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 2018 | Mary Kay Linge
    A top Iranian official has admitted for the first time that Iran knowingly helped al-Qaeda terrorists — including some of the 9/11 attackers — travel secretly through the Middle East. “Their movements [through Iran] were under the complete supervision of the Iranian intelligence,” Mohammad-Javad Larijani said in a recently surfaced interview. That was one of the main accusations leveled against Iran in the U.S. government’s 9/11 Commission Report, which named the nation as a state sponsor of terrorism. Larijani, the secretary of the Iranian judiciary’s High Council for Human Rights and a former diplomat, is a prominent member of the...
  • Lira collapses as Erdogan tells Turks: They have 'their dollars,' we have 'our god'

    08/10/2018 8:49:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 10, 2018 | David Reid
    The Turkish lira has collapsed to an all-time low against the dollar, but the country's leader has brushed aside concerns, telling Turks "we have our God." The Turkish President Recep Erdogan then followed those comments up Friday by urging Turks to sell dollars and gold and buy lira. At around 8:00 a.m. ET Friday, the lira had fallen to $7.081, an almost 11 percent loss for the session. It has since pared some losses. As recently as April one dollar bought about four Turkish lira.
  • [Yemen] Paedophiles shot and hanged from crane after boy, 10, is raped and killed

    08/09/2018 6:15:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    The Express ^ | 8/9/18 | Latifa Yedroudj
    Shocking photos show the men, dressed in blue overalls, handcuffed and surrounded by Yemeni soldiers as crowds watched their public execution take place in city's streets. Authorities ordered the rapists to lie down on the floor, pointing a gun to their head, before shooting them five times in the heart. The rapists' dead corpses were propped up by in the air by a crane, in Sana'a, Yemen, publicly displayed in front of crowds, serving as a firm warning to anyone who dared commit such crimes. Capital punishment in Yemen is legal, and the country has one of the highest execution...
  • Saudi Arabia withdrawing students from Canadian schools, suspending flights to Toronto

    08/06/2018 4:01:44 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 40 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | 8-6-2018 | Steven Chase
    The Saudi Arabian government plans to withdraw all Saudi students studying at Canadian universities, colleges and other schools in retaliation for Canada criticizing the country’s human-rights record. A Saudi government source, who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter, said there are more than 15,000 Saudis here on government-funded scholarships, grants or in trainee programs. Accompanying family members bring the number to 20,000 or more. The Saudi students will be moved immediately to study programs in other countries with similar education systems, such as Britain or the United States, the Saudi official said. Separately, Saudi Arabian Airlines, via the...
  • Turkey's delusions of grandeur at root of U.S. crisis

    08/06/2018 10:49:27 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    Haval (Events) ^ | 8-6-18 | Haval
    Turkey has delusions that it is a superpower have led to a deepening crisis with the United States, said Simon Waldman, head of the Turkish Studies Research Group at King’s College London. This false impression of its power is one of the root causes of problems with the United States, which also include a weak Turkish state and increasing authoritarianism in the country, Waldman wrote for his blog, simonwaldman.org. “Turkey suffers from delusions of grandeur when it comes to international affairs and finds it difficult to reconcile its self-image of greatness, often emanating from a selective and politicised memory its...
  • Bin Laden’s mom says he was a good boy who fell prey to ‘a cult’

    08/04/2018 4:41:36 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    Bin Laden’s mom says he was a good boy who fell prey to ‘a cult’ By Natalie O'Neill 2-3 minutes August 3, 2018 | 6:56pm | Updated August 3, 2018 | 7:01pm A mother’s love really is unconditional. Osama Bin Laden’s mom says her ruthless terrorist son was a good boy who fell prey to “a cult” — and shouldn’t be blamed for the attacks on 9/11, according to a report. In her first-ever interview about the notorious Al-Qaeda leader, Alia Ghanem insisted her son grew up sweet and was led astray by bad influences, according to the UK Guardian....
  • Video: Nationwide Protests In Iran Spread To Third Day – Regime Can’t Control

    08/02/2018 7:27:27 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 39 replies
    Tsarizm.com ^ | 8/2/18 | Nikoo Amini
    Anti-regime protests started today for the third day in a row. Protests have been reported from Isfahan, Shiraz, Mashhad, Shahinshahr (Isfahan Province), Najafabad (Isfahan Province), according to the network of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in Iran.
  • Trump seeks to revive ‘Arab NATO’ to confront Iran

    07/29/2018 6:48:55 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 17 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | Jul 29, 2018 | Reuters Washington
    <p>The Trump administration is quietly pushing ahead with a bid to create a new security and political alliance with six Gulf Arab states, Egypt and Jordan, in part to counter Iran’s expansion in the region, according to U.S. and Arab officials.</p>