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  • Khamenei aide: We'll only withdraw from Syria if asked

    07/14/2018 11:10:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/7/18 | Elad Benari
    A top aide to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday that Iran would immediately withdraw its “military advisers” from Syria and Iraq only if their governments wanted it to. “Iran and Russia’s presence in Syria will continue to protect the country against terrorist groups and America’s aggression,” said the adviser, Ali Akbar Velayati, in a conference in Moscow, according to Reuters. “We will immediately leave if Iraqi and Syrian governments want it, not because of Israel and America’s pressure,” he stressed. Iran and Russia back Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the country’s civil war. Iran has been...
  • Russia moving into Libya

    07/15/2018 8:47:36 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 46 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jul 2018 | Bill Gertz
    Russia is planning to expand its Syrian bases at Tartus and Hemeimeem to Libya. The possible Russian move into Libya represents the most recent failure stemming from the policies of President Obama that backed Islamist rebels who overthrew and killed Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi in 2011. Mr. Obama has said that the failure to prepare for the aftermath of the ouster of Gadhafi was the worst mistake of his presidency. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also came under fire for failing to provide security for Americans who were attacked and killed in Benghazi after Gadhafi’s fall. The push for a...
  • 800,000 expats have left Saudi Arabia, creating a hiring crisis

    07/11/2018 11:02:31 PM PDT · by Cronos · 31 replies
    Business insider ^ | 9 July 2018 | Ambrose Carey
    The Saudisation policy of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has coincided with an "expat exodus" and a drop in foreign investment. Saudi businesses are complaining that locals don't want to do "low-status" jobs that many expats worked — creating a real problem for the economy. In November, a paper by the Institute of International Finance projected capital outflows in 2017 at $101 billion, 15% of gross domestic product. A recent rebound in oil prices has temporarily rescued the ailing Saudi economy, but it will not be a long-term solution. As of April, more than 800,000 had left the...
  • Remarks by President Trump and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at Bilateral Breakfast

    07/11/2018 8:19:01 AM PDT · by JayGalt · 27 replies
    https://www.whitehouse.gov ^ | July 11, 2018 | White House
    These remarks are remarkably straightforward. Again the Emporor's lack of clothes is revealed against all custom and the prevailing fictions of the World Order. Very uplifting, we have a lion fighting for America, at home & abroad. PRESIDENT TRUMP: Good morning, everybody. Good morning to the media — the legitimate media and the fake-news media. Good morning to them. A lot of good people here. Surprising. Q Mr. President, which countries did you want to spend more on NATO in particular? PRESIDENT TRUMP: Just look at the chart. Take a look at the chart. It’s public. And many countries are...
  • Muscles in Brussels: how President Trump exposes the Europeans’ double-crossing game

    07/11/2018 8:41:10 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 11,2018 | Tiberiu Dianu
    President Donald Trump exposed in a spectacular way, in front of millions of home viewers, how the Europeans milk money from the United States for “protection against Russia,” while they give millions of dollars for getting supplied with oil and gas from the same, supposedly “enemy,” country. Trump is not the first U.S. president who brings this up to the European allies. But he will be the first U.S. president who will definitely do something to fix this decade-long anomaly. Thomas Lifson adds: Trump's critics that contend he is in Putin's pocket have some explaining to do how this fits...
  • Titan Launches Oil & Gas Production Equipment Business (120 jobs in Texas)

    07/11/2018 9:38:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Daily Times ^ | July 11, 2018 | The Associated Press
    HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 11, 2018--Titan Production Equipment has officially opened for business, completing its acquisition of Exterran Corporation’s North American production equipment business. The new company plans to scale up quickly, aiming to become the market leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of oil and gas production equipment used to separate, process and treat hydrocarbon streams – including glycol regeneration dehydrators, as well as two- and three-phase separators. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180711005433/en/ Designed for high-volume, complex manufacturing, Titan Production Company's Columbus, Texas facility is one of the largest of its kind in the...
  • Trump Blasts Germany at NATO for Being 70% Controlled by Russian Natural Gas

    07/11/2018 5:41:36 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | Jul 11, 2018 | THE LIBERTY DAILY
    "We're protecting Germany from Russia and Germany is giving Russia billions." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LSFrs1tP_g
  • Trump at NATO summit: 'Germany is totally controlled by Russia'

    07/11/2018 1:44:10 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 243 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 11, 2018 | Sam Meredith, Natasha Turak
    “Germany is totally controlled by Russia … They will be getting between 60 and 70 percent of their energy from Russia and a new pipeline, and you tell me if that is appropriate because I think its not,” Trump said. The U.S. president was speaking at a press conference in front of NATO representatives ahead of a two-day summit. The Trump administration’s policies indicate it views security and trade as intimately linked. And when it comes to the trade balance, no ally will be spared. Speaking in Brussels, Belgium on the first leg of his European trip, the U.S. president...
  • 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...
  • Delingpole: Pruitt Is Gone, but Trump Is Still Winning the Energy Wars

    07/07/2018 11:32:45 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | James Delingpole
    They may gloat all they like, those “progressives.” But this is, at best, a Pyrrhic victory for them. Pruitt is gone. His replacement, Andrew Wheeler, though, is their worst nightmare. He’s an ex-coal-industry lobbyist. He led the team – with Steve Milloy – that killed Cap and Trade in 2009/10. He gets – far more than Scott Pruitt ever did – that environmentalism has nothing to do with saving the planet and everything to do with killing capitalism. Pruitt may be gone. But the same president remains in the White House. And his agenda remains unchanged. The United States is...
  • Trump Is Fracturing OPEC

    07/04/2018 9:11:47 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 24 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 4 July 2018 | Nick Cunningham
    Trump’s tweet over the weekend that Saudi Arabia agreed to add 2 million barrels per day (mb/d) of supply confused the oil markets, pushing prices down a bit on Monday. Most analysts dismissed the statement, concluding that Trump was confused when the Saudis told him they have 2 mb/d of spare capacity, and not that they had planned to bring that capacity online. A few days on from that episode, however, it actually doesn’t look that black and white. ...
  • Trump Pressed Aides On Venezuela Invasion, U.S. Official Says

    07/04/2018 12:46:07 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 66 replies
    AP ^ | 04 July 2018 | Joshua Goodman
    As a meeting last August in the Oval Office to discuss sanctions on Venezuela was concluding, President Donald Trump turned to his top aides and asked an unsettling question: With a fast unraveling Venezuela threatening regional security, why can't the U.S. just simply invade the troubled country? [Oh, my. The MSM never stops trying, do they?]
  • Trade Fight Threatens Farm Belt Businesses

    07/02/2018 6:26:31 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 2, 2018 | Jesse Newman
    The U.S. Farm Belt helped deliver Donald Trump to the White House, drawn to his promises to revive rural America and deregulate industry. Now, the president’s global trade offensive is threatening the livelihoods of many farmers. Mounting trade disputes, spurred by U.S. threats to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement and tariffs on billions of dollars’ worth of goods from key trading partners, have cut U.S. agricultural exports and sent commodity prices tumbling. Many farmers, who depend on shipments overseas for one-fifth of the goods they produce, say they are anxious, especially because they are already expecting bumper...
  • Trump: King Salman agrees to increase Saudi oil production

    06/30/2018 9:11:57 AM PDT · by Ken H · 19 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 30, 2018 | President Donald J Trump
    @realDonaldTrump Just spoke to King Salman of Saudi Arabia and explained to him that, because of the turmoil & disfunction in Iran and Venezuela, I am asking that Saudi Arabia increase oil production, maybe up to 2,000,000 barrels, to make up the difference...Prices to high! He has agreed! 7:37 AM · Jun 30, 2018
  • BREAKING Senate passes farm bill

    06/28/2018 3:05:21 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 24 replies
    https://www.politico.com ^ | POLITICO STAFF 06/28/2018
    The Senate today easily passed its version of the farm bill by a vote of 86-11,paving the way for a conference committee to reconcile differences with the House's version of the sweeping agriculture and nutrition legislation. The Senate farm bill attracted bipartisan support, as expected, but key differences with the House's partisan version, which passed last week, set up potentially contentious negotiations between the lawmakers who will be tasked with melding the two measures into one. The main differences relate to proposals for the food stamp program, farm subsidy caps and conservation initiatives. Congress has until Sept. 30 to get...
  • Keep it in the Ground … By Blocking Pipelines

    06/30/2018 7:39:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/30/2018 | Paul Driessen
    You can understand their frustration, as the steady stream of radical environmentalist successes during the Obama years has been replaced with endless setbacks. Oil, gas and coal leasing, permits and production have risen significantly. Big Green just lost its first Big Cities v. Big Oil climate change shakedown lawsuit. President Trump pulled the USA out of the economy-wrecking, all-pain-no-gain Paris Climate Treaty and will soon nominate another Supreme Court justice. So, all these rabidly anti-fossil-fuel actions in Oakland and New York and across the USA will have no effect on global emissions or even theoretically on Earth’s climate. It’s all...
  • Top EU official to meet Trump amid trade fight

    06/29/2018 8:43:17 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/29/18 1 | Max Greenwood
    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Friday that he will travel Washington in July to meet with President Trump amid an escalating trade war between the U.S. and Europe. Juncker said that Europe stands committed to "free and fair, multilateral based trade," and announced that he would meet with the U.S. president before the end of July, according to a European Commission spokeswoman. That meeting will not take place before July 24, he said. A White House spokesperson did not immediately respond to The Hill's request for comment. ETC...
  • Venezuela crisis: UN says security forces killed hundreds

    06/26/2018 3:09:06 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    BBC UK ^ | 22 June 2018 | none stated
    The UN Human Rights Office alleges that extra-judicial killings were carried out by officers involved with the Operations for the Liberation of the People, ostensibly a crime-reduction initiative.These officers may have killed more than 500 people since July 2015 as a way to showcase crime-reduction results, it says. They are alleged to have faked evidence to make it look as though the victims died in exchanges of fire. Where a coffee costs wads of banknotesWhy mums-to-be are fleeing Venezuela UN investigators have been denied access to Venezuela. They made their findings from interviews with about 150 witnesses and victims contacted...
  • Trump Admin. Calls on U.S. Allies to End Oil Imports From Iran by November 2018

    06/26/2018 9:54:28 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 9 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Jun 26, 2018 | Amir Tibon
    WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is asking U.S. allies around the world to lower their level of oil imports from Iran to zero by November 4th of this year, a senior U.S. Official said on Tuesday. The official added that the administration isn't planning to produce any waivers that will exclude certain countries or companies from this requirement. "We are pushing allies to cut oil imports to zero by November," the senior official said. "We view this as one of our top national security priorities." Talks on this demand have been ongoing for recent weeks, but the senior official said...
  • OPEC Gives In To Trump's Demands, Agrees To Increase Production To 1 Million BBLs A Day

    06/22/2018 8:40:12 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 105 replies
    AP wired services twitter ^ | 6-22-18 | WiredSources
    BREAKING: OPEC countries give in to President Trump's demands, agree to increase oil production by almost 1 million barrels a day - AP