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  • Chad willing to open diplomatic mission in Jerusalem, Israel says

    09/08/2020 2:37:03 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 37 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | September 8, 2020
    A senior official from Chad told Israel on Tuesday that the country was willing to open an official diplomatic mission in Jerusalem. Chad’s cabinet chairman, Abdelkerim Déby, who is also its president’s son, visited Israel for a series of meetings, including with Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen. A statement from the Intelligence Ministry said Déby expressed “willingness to open an official mission in Jerusalem.”
  • Argument: The Israel-UAE Deal Won't Bring Peace, but It Will Prolong the War in Libya

    08/24/2020 8:56:07 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 37 replies
    Foreign Policy Magazine ^ | August 21, 2020 | Jason Pack|
    Despite being hailed as a "peace deal," the UAE-Israel agreement will more likely prolong ongoing regional wars. It will intensify conflict in those contested zones of the Middle East where the two blocs back rival actors -- primarily Yemen, Libya, and Syria. The insurgent bloc is winning in all three conflicts. The UAE has proved that its main strategy in these conflicts is to control the policymaking of its allies. Emirati leaders have leveraged their relationships in Riyadh and Washington over the last three years to give them or their proxies a free hand to fight in these contested zones....
  • Turkish, Qatari and German ministers in Libya for talks with GNA [as Germany's chief diplomat warns of 'deceptive calm'.]

    08/18/2020 2:44:43 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | August 17, 2020 | Al Jazeera and news agencies
    Turkey and Qatar have reiterated their support for Libya's internationally recognised government during a trip by their defence chiefs to the capital, Tripoli, where Germany's foreign minister also paid an unexpected visit... The country has been split since 2014 between factions based in the east and west, and regional powers have aligned themselves with the competing sides. While Turkey and its regional ally Qatar support the GNA, forces in the east led by renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar have received backing from the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Russia. "We believe that we will achieve the wanted results by supporting...
  • Mali president, PM held by mutinying soldiers: Live updates

    08/18/2020 2:06:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    alhazeera ^ | 08/18/2020
    Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse have been detained by mutinying soldiers in the capital during an apparent coup attempt. The development on Tuesday came hours after soldiers took up arms and staged a mutiny at a key base in Kati, a town close to Bamako. It followed a weeks-long political crisis that has seen opposition protesters taking to the streets to demand the departure of Keita, accusing him of allowing the country's economy to collapse and mishandling a worsening security situation. Mali's years-long conflict, in which ideologically-motivated armed groups have stoked ethnic tensions while jockeying...
  • 7 aid workers and guide "cowardly murdered" at giraffe reserve, group says

    08/10/2020 8:45:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    cbs ^ | 08/10/2020
    The six French citizens and one Nigerien killed on Sunday were working for Paris-based NGO ACTED and Geneva-based IMPACT Initiatives, they said in a joint statement on Monday. The other victim was their Nigerien guide. Niger's interior ministry said Sunday the attack took place in Koure, where the aid workers were visiting a giraffe reserve. Hundreds of people visit each year the protected national park that contains dense vegetation and tall trees about 70 45 miles southeast of the capital. One of the biggest French NGOs, ACTED has been present in Niger since 2010 and provides aid to displaced people...
  • As rumours swirl of Yemenis fighting in Libya, mercenaries enlist to join the war

    08/02/2020 11:02:03 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Middle East Eye ^ | 31 July 2020 | MEE correspondent in Sanaa
    The Popular Resistance is a militia linked to Yemen's Islah party, a Muslim Brotherhood affiliate that has good relations with both Saudi Arabia and its regional rival Turkey. Part of the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi movement, the party and the militia have enemies within the alliance battling on behalf of President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi's government - particularly groups allied with the United Arab Emirates, which is a major backer of eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar. Recent reports by anti-Islah media in Yemen have accused the party of sending Yemenis to Turkey under the guise of receiving medical treatment,...
  • War Looms In The Mediterranean And Threatens To Entangle The Great Powers

    07/29/2020 7:59:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 29, 2020 | Sumantra Maitra
    America and the United Kingdom would be wise to let Egypt, France, and Greece take the lead in balancing a dangerous and resurgent Turkey. With Americans focused on the anarchy in Democrat-led cities, a cryptic tweet from French President Emmanuel Macron on July 20 went out relatively unnoticed. Macron tweeted he had a great discussion with “his friend” Donald Trump about Libya.Within hours, the Egyptian parliament declared they had voted unanimous support for Egyptian President Al-Sisi to send in Egyptian troops and armor in support of battered Eastern Libyan forces on their back foot due to Turkish intervention. Anyone keeping...
  • Turkey signs military cooperation agreement with Libya's neighbor: Russian think tank [Niger]

    07/26/2020 7:14:29 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    AMN - Al-Masdar News ^ | Sunday, July 26, 2020 | News Desk
    A Russian think tank reported on Sunday, that Turkey has allegedly concluded a military cooperation agreement with a country bordering Libya. According to Eurasia Political Studies website, "Katehon", who quoted private sources in the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), Turkey had signed a military cooperation agreement with the country of Niger, which is located at the southern border of Libya. The site indicated that this agreement between Turkey and Niger will strengthen Ankara's control in the region, as the latter will support African countries, especially the Sahel countries, to be more effective in the issue of resolving the Libyan...
  • WATCH: Texas Woman Calls Her Boss the N-Word After She’s Fired [about 15 times]

    07/05/2020 7:08:14 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 57 replies
    Heavy ^ | 7/1/2020 | Erin Laviola
    A temp worker at Gibson Arnold & Associates in Houston, Texas, was recorded calling her manager the n-word.(snip) The woman in the viral video began the racist outburst while she was in the process of being fired from Gibson Arnold & Associates. The clip begins as the woman leans forward in her chair and calls the Black man sitting in front of her a “Fake a** n***a.” Several people can be heard verbally reacting to her statement but it’s unclear what anyone immediately said because they all spoke at once. She continued, “You have not been to the Niger, the...
  • French Army kills top Al Qaeda leader in Mali (Emir of AQIM)

    06/06/2020 5:38:49 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 38 replies
    Task and Purpose ^ | June 6, 2020 | JOHN IRISH AND TANGI SALAÜN, REUTERS
    France said on Friday its military forces had killed al Qaeda's North Africa chief Abdelmalek Droukdel, a key Islamist fighter that its forces had been hunting for more than seven years, during an operation in Mali. "On June 3, French army forces, with the support of their local partners, killed the emir of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Abdelmalek Droukdel, and several of his closest collaborators, during an operation in northern Mali," French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly wrote on Twitter. The announcement of the death of Droukdel comes almost six months after former colonial power France and regional...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 5/10/2020

    05/10/2020 9:15:00 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/10/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    A restaruant where customers can sit down has been open for business in Kendrick, Idaho since May 1st in violation of the coronavirus martial law house arrest order of Republican Governor Brad Little. Now the Hardware Brewing Company being threatened with an alcohol license suspension by the Idaho State Police..... Anti-house arrest lockdown protests in several German cities today Munich, Frankfurt and Cologne..... An incident being called "fatal" involving an Iranian logistics ship near the port of Jask with unofficial reports calling it a "friendly fire" incident..... Al Qaeda affiliated jihadists in northwestern Syria launched a surprise attack on government...
  • The Anonymous Pro-Trump 'Decius' Now Works Inside The White House

    02/02/2017 10:31:27 AM PST · by billorites · 32 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 2, 2017 | Nichael Warren
    On a late January afternoon, as press secretary Sean Spicer walked into the White House media briefing room, a tall, thin, bespectacled man poked his head in the doorway for a moment before turning around and heading back into the West Wing. Later that week, at another briefing, the man stayed longer, standing in the corner behind the podium, out of view of the array of television cameras. The reporters peppering Spicer with questions were unlikely to know it, but the wallflower watching over the proceedings happened to be the leading conservative intellectual to argue for the election of Donald...
  • Merkel in Davos: 'Our mistake was not being prepared for refugee crisis'

    01/23/2020 7:47:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.23.2020 | Elizabeth Schumacher, Kate Martyr
    In a wide-ranging speech at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, German Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted that Germany had made a mistake during the 2015 refugee crisis. Not, she said, by welcoming asylum-seekers fleeing conflict, but by not preparing for their arrival as civil conflicts began cropping up across the Middle East and northern Africa. “The mistake was not to have paid attention to create an environment where people can stay in their own country,” the chancellor said. She warned that the mistake should not be repeated with Libya, where the conflict between the UN-backed government and rival...
  • Joseph Wilson, Who Challenged Iraq War Narrative, Dies at 69

    09/27/2019 12:13:35 PM PDT · by Borges · 29 replies
    NYT ^ | 9/27/2019 | Neil Genzlinger
    Joseph C. Wilson, the long-serving American diplomat whose clash with the administration of President George W. Bush in 2003 led to the unmasking of his wife at the time, Valerie Plame, as a C.I.A. agent, resulting in accusations that the revelation was political payback, died on Friday at his home in Santa Fe, N.M. He was 69. Ms. Plame said the cause was organ failure.
  • Valerie Plame tweets story blaming 'America's Jews' for foreign wars

    09/21/2017 12:29:55 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/21/17 12:27 PM EDT | Mallory Shelbourne
    Former CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson on Thursday tweeted an article that argued American Jews are pushing for war in the Middle East, specifically with Iran. The article, titled “America’s Jews Are Driving America’s Wars,” is featured in The Unz Review, an online magazine that bills itself as an “alternative” to the “mainstream media.” After several minutes of questions from Twitter users who were shocked by her tweet, Wilson doubled down, arguing critics should read the article and “put aside” any biases. “1) First of all, calm down. Re-tweets don't imply endorsement. Yes, very provocative, but thoughtful. Many neocon hawks...
  • Former aide: Powell WMD speech 'lowest point in my life'

    08/19/2005 10:39:26 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 55 replies · 1,949+ views
    cnn ^ | 8-19-05
    A former top aide to Colin Powell says his involvement in the former secretary of state's presentation to the United Nations on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction was "the lowest point" in his life. "I wish I had not been involved in it," says Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, a longtime Powell adviser who served as his chief of staff from 2002 through 2005. "I look back on it, and I still say it was the lowest point in my life." Wilkerson is one of several insiders interviewed for the CNN Presents documentary "Dead Wrong -- Inside an Intelligence Meltdown." The program,...
  • VIDEO: Richard Armitage Name Should Enter Valerie Plame Campaign Zone

    11/24/2019 1:44:19 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 24, 2019 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO It is the name that dares not speak its name around Valerie Plame. Although Plame falsely (according to a Washington Post fact check) accused Scooter Libby of leaking her name, the true culprit was Deep State insider Richard Armitage of the State Department. Just the sound of his name makes Valerie Plame very very uncomfortable.
  • Washington Post fact-checker gives Plame three Pinocchios for Libby claim

    09/10/2019 8:59:20 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/10/19 | Rebecca Klar
    The Washington Post "Fact Checker" column gave former CIA operative and current Democratic New Mexico congressional candidate Valerie Plame three "Pinocchios" for her claim that former George W. Bush administration official I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby leaked her identity. Plame blamed Libby for the leak in a campaign ad released Monday, but according to the Post's fact-check, there is no evidence he disclosed her role to columnist Robert Novak. Novak wrote the piece that reported that Plame, identified as a CIA operative, suggested sending her husband, Joe Wilson, to Niger to look into a report that Saddam Hussein had sought uranium...
  • Cameroon: Muslims cut off the ears of women in Christian village

    08/10/2019 11:15:42 PM PDT · by robowombat · 16 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | AUG 10, 2019 11:00 AM B | ROBERT SPENCER
    Cameroon: Muslims cut off the ears of women in Christian village AUG 10, 2019 11:00 AM BY ROBERT SPENCER Will the Islamophobia never end? “Militants cut off the ears of women in horrific attack on Christian village,” Christian Today, August 8, 2019: The barbarism of Boko Haram, an Islamist militant group, has reached new heights after reports of women having their ears chopped off during an attack on a Christian village. Local media reports that Boko Haram fighters stormed the Christian village of Kalagari in northern Cameroon on July 29, taking eight women hostage and cutting off their ears before...
  • Larry Johnson's Group (VIPS) Called On CIA Employees To Leak Secrets To Hurt Bush

    07/25/2005 10:03:04 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 543 replies · 14,822+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 17, 2003 | Unknown
    Ex-CIA Accuse Bush of Manipulating Iraq Evidence Monday, March 17, 2003 WASHINGTON — Invoking the name of a Pentagon whistle-blower, a small group of retired, anti-war CIA officers are accusing the Bush administration of manipulating evidence against Iraq in order to push war while burying evidence that could show Iraq's compliance with U.N demands for disarmament. The 25-member group, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, composed mostly of former CIA analysts along with a few operational agents, is urging employees inside the intelligence agency to break the law and leak any information they have that could show the Bush administration is engineering the...