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  • US senator says Saudi crown prince must be 'dealt with' over Khashoggi murder

    01/20/2019 1:34:55 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 49 replies
    Yahoo "news" ^ | January 19, 2019 | AFP
    A key US senator on Saturday said the Saudi crown prince was responsible for Jamal Khashoggi's murder and must be "dealt with", as he threatened new sanctions. Republican Lindsey Graham, an influential ally of President Donald Trump, has previously said that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was complicit in the grisly killing of Washington Post contributor Khashoggi in October. "I have concluded that the relationship between Saudi Arabia and the United States cannot move forward until MBS has been dealt with," Graham said, using the initials for the crown prince. Graham also threatened new sanctions against those suspected of involvement...
  • 5 States Most Impacted By Recent Tesla Supercharger Price Increase

    01/19/2019 10:58:22 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 50 replies
    Inside EVs ^ | March 18, 2018 | Steven Loveday
    As we reported just the other day, Tesla quietly hiked rates for Supercharging in most states. Keep in mind that this impacts all Tesla Model 3 owners, as well as owners of new Tesla Model S and X vehicles who purchased their vehicles without utilizing a referral code. Thanks to hardcore EV fans like Teslanomics’ Ben Sullins, we have an update on how states were affected by the new rate hike, as well as the actual percentage of increase. As we explained the other day, states like Illinois have seen over a 60 percent increase, from .15/kWh to .25/kWh. States...
  • Palestinians assume chairmanship of largest bloc of nations at the UN

    01/15/2019 8:51:17 PM PST · by Sheapdog · 22 replies
    www.timesofisrael.com ^ | January 15th, 2019 | Adam Rasgon
    Taking charge of Group of 77, which encompasses 134 developing countries, Abbas slams Israel’s ‘occupation of the state of Palestine,’ condemns ‘terrorism in all its forms’ Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas assumed the chairmanship of the largest bloc of countries at the United Nations on behalf of “the State of Palestine” on Tuesday in New York City. The Palestinians are slated to serve as the leader of the bloc, known as the Group of 77, for the next year. In a speech at the UN headquarters, Abbas called the task of leading the Group of 77 “a great responsibility.” "I...
  • Port Authority Removes Saudi Arabia ‘Candy Flag’ Statue on Ground Zero After Backlash

    01/15/2019 9:13:00 AM PST · by bitt · 55 replies
    observer.com ^ | 1/14/2019 | davis richardson
    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will remove an art installation featuring a nine-foot tall statue of Saudi Arabia’s flag from the World Trade Center campus. “We have been in contact with the 9/11 Memorial and various stakeholders, and in full collaboration with the artist will relocate the exhibit from its current location,” a spokesperson for the organization told Observer on Monday. “We believe this solution respects the unique sensitivities of the site and preserves the artistic integrity of the exhibit.” Created by French sculptor Laurence Jenkell in 2011, the exhibit ‘Candy Nations’ depicts countries in the...
  • Pompeo: Trump Admin Will Help Iranian People Take ‘Control of Their Capital’

    01/14/2019 3:35:46 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | Adam Kredo
    Following meetings with top Saudi Arabian leaders in the country's capital on Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that one of the Trump administration's top regional goals is to "make sure that the Iranian people get control of their capital," a shot across the bow to a ruling regime that has spent billions to beef up its foreign military and terrorist operations. Pompeo, speaking to reporters in Riyadh, said that the Trump administration's primary goal is to empower the Iranian people to rein in the ruling regime, which has spent a fortune on foreign wars and terror operations as...
  • Saudi man facing N.S. sexual assault charge has ‘fled’ after embassy posts bail

    01/14/2019 1:31:01 PM PST · by Loyalist · 14 replies
    National Newswatch ^ | January 14, 2019 | The Canadian Press
    SYDNEY, N.S. — A 28-year-old Saudi man charged with sexually assaulting a Cape Breton woman has gone missing, with a leading immigration lawyer saying it may be a case of the Middle Eastern kingdom helping a citizen flee while awaiting trial. Nova Scotia's prosecution service says Mohammed Zuraibi Alzoabi had $37,500 of his bail posted by the Saudi Arabian embassy last year in relation to the alleged sexual assault, assault and forcible confinement of the woman between Aug. 1, 2015 and March 26, 2017. Alzoabi is also facing separate charges of dangerous driving and assault with a car in a...
  • Mecca's Grand Mosque Plagued By Swarms Of Locusts

    01/14/2019 9:56:33 AM PST · by McQ444 · 14 replies
    NN ^ | 2019-01-14 21:00 | Jay Greenberg
    Mecca's grand mosque in Saudi Arabia was hit with a plague of biblical proportions this week when a huge swarm of locusts descended upon the Islamic holy site. A number of videos were uploaded online showing locusts creeping around the Islamic pilgrimage hub, crawling their way across the stone slabs, providing a small snapshot of what Pharaoh saw during the Passover thousands of years ago.
  • Trump touts 'long overdue' Syria pullout, says US 'will devastate Turkey economically' if they...

    01/13/2019 5:36:08 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 13 Jan 2019 | Nicole Darrah
    FULL TITLE: Trump touts 'long overdue' Syria pullout, says US 'will devastate Turkey economically' if they attack Kurds President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted that the "long overdue pullout from Syria" is starting, and threatened that the U.S. will "devastate Turkey economically" if they attack Kurdish forces in the war-torn country. Trump said the removal of troops, which he announced via Twitter in December, is happening "while hitting the little remaining ISIS territorial caliphate hard, and from many directions." The president also vowed that the U.S. "Will attack [ISIS] again from existing nearby base if it reforms." Trump promised the...
  • Saudi Prince al-Faisal warns against US Syria pullout

    01/13/2019 4:09:12 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 14 replies
    Prince Turki al-Faisal told the BBC the action would have a negative impact, further entrenching Iran, Russia and the rule of President Bashar al-Assad. US President Donald Trump announced in December that it was time to bring US troops home from Syria. Prince Turki was speaking just before US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began a visit to Riyadh.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Saturday 1/12/2019 Newsdump Edition

    01/12/2019 5:40:20 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/12/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Good Morning. Our top Newsdump story comes with President Trump's announcement of a more secure future for some foreigners working in the United States. The President says the H1B visas will be reformed and streamlined offering the foreign workers who are in this country on them a pathway to citizenship..... Civil litigation is affected by the situation as well including the wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of LaVoy Finicum, the Oregon Standoff protest spokesman gunned down by an Oregon State trooper in an FBI led operation.... The Act 9 of the Yellow Vests protest underway in France today........
  • Trump Admin Plots With Arab Allies to Expel ‘Every Last Iranian Boot From’ Syria

    01/11/2019 1:50:22 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 11, 2019 1:50 pm | Adam Kredo
    MANAMA/Bahrain—The Trump administration, via Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, is beginning to build a coalition of Arab allies that will help the United States expel "every last Iranian boot" from Syria and ensure the Islamic Republic's march across the Middle East is stopped in its tracks, according to U.S. officials.Pompeo arrived in Bahrain early Friday to hold the first of a series of meetings with Arab leaders in key gulf nations, including the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Oman. During this leg of Pompeo's weeklong trek across the region, the secretary of state will continue his behind-the-scenes...
  • Venezuela's defense minister would like socialist dictator Maduro to resign

    01/10/2019 2:27:20 PM PST · by detective · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 10, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    In Venezuela, the main thing we hope and watch for is the whole disaster ending. The people are starving. The aid is not getting through. The oil is gone. The cocaine is out of control. The terrorists are running wild. The torture has started. The oil infrastructure is collapsing. The currency is rotten, with inflation in seven digits. The corruption tops Mobutu's. The country is selling itself out like a raddled street whore to hostile powers in exchange for military weapons and foreign troops to base there, and getting itself into deep-dive debt. Millions are fleeing. The neighbors are angry....
  • Saudi Monument to Allah Erected at the World Trade Center

    01/10/2019 7:39:59 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 92 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | 01/10/2019 | S.Noble
    A nine foot sculpture has risen on the site of the World Trade Center terror attack of 9/11 in New York. It’s a Saudi Arabian candy monument inscribed with the words, “There is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is the prophet.” Those are the same words used by the 9/11 terrorists who blew up the Twin Towers at that site. Most of the terrorists were Saudis and the government itself has been implicated at high levels. The Saudi monument is one of the statues representing the 20 nations — the G20 — that artist Laurence Jenkell thought appropriate for...
  • Rahaf al-Qunun: Unpicking the tweets that may have saved her life

    01/10/2019 5:05:33 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | (3 hours ago) | Heather Chen and Mayuri Mei Lin
    On the evening of Saturday, 5 January, a desperate situation began to unravel on a newly created Twitter account. Fleeing her Saudi family in Kuwait, Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, sent out a series of tweets pleading for help from an airport hotel room in Bangkok. At the time she had 24 followers. "I'm the girl who ran away to Thailand. I'm now in real danger because the Saudi embassy is trying to force me to return," her first-ever tweet in Arabic read. --copyrighted tweet image at link Then she said something that would be hard to ignore: "I'm afraid. My...
  • Trump administration seeks to transfer unnamed enemy combatant within 72 hours

    04/17/2018 3:33:47 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/17/18
    The Trump administration intends to transfer a U.S. citizen held in Iraq as an enemy combatant for over six months to an unnamed foreign country within 72 hours, it revealed in a court filing on Tuesday afternoon. The detainee has declined to consent to the transfer, according to the government, and a hearing has been set for Thursday morning. The government did not name the country, but a U.S. official confirmed to The Hill that officials are seeking to transfer him to Saudi Arabia. The detainee, known publicly only as John Doe, also holds a citizenship there, The Hill has...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 1/9/2019

    01/09/2019 5:20:35 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/9/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump making his case for a barrier on the nation's southern border in a speech Tuesday night, describing a crisis with illegal immigration that includes the deaths of thousands of Americans..... The co-leader of the anti-mass immigration Alternative for Germany party, Alice Weidel, says that the brutal attack on AfD parliament member Frank Magnitz was an attempted assassination. Weidel added that: "the hatred against the AfD and the media coverage against this democratically elected party is bearing fruit" At least three masked men beat Magnitz unconscious using a piece of wood Monday in the city of Bremen. He was...
  • Saudi teenager who fled her family allowed to stay in Thailand for now

    01/07/2019 11:00:29 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 12:10 PM ET, Mon January 7, 2019 | Kocha Olarn and Nada Altaher
    Bangkok, Thailand (CNN) A Saudi teenager who flew to Thailand to escape her family in Kuwait will be allowed to stay in the country for now, Thai officials said Monday. The 18-year-old, who identified herself as Rahaf Mohammed Mutlaq Al-Qunun on an unverified Twitter account, had barricaded herself in a Bangkok airport hotel room in an effort to prevent officials from sending her back to her family. She posted photographs of herself and her passport, and said she was seeking refugee status from "any country that would protect me from getting harmed or killed due to leaving my religion and...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 1/7/2019

    01/07/2019 5:18:16 AM PST · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/7/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Good morning. The latest from President Trump on the border wall funding talks is that there was a "productive meeting" between his representatives led by Vice-President Mike Pence and the representatives of the Congressional Democrats...... An 18-year old Saudi Arabian woman is holed up in a hotel room at the airport in Bangkok, Thailand resisting efforts to force her back to Kuwait where she says she will be forced back to Saudi Arabia..... The Google translation reads: "Macron you're screwed, chicks are in the street" That was part of the banner held by hundreds of women yellow vests protesters on...
  • He was accused of killing a Portland teen. Feds believe the Saudis helped him escape

    01/06/2019 7:27:06 PM PST · by Theoria · 38 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 23 Dec 2018 | Shane Dixon Kavanaugh
    A black SUV pulled up to Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah’s home in Southeast Portland two weeks before his June 2017 trial. Noorah, a Saudi national charged the year before in the fatal hit-and-run of a teenage girl crossing Hawthorne Boulevard, had a bag packed that Saturday afternoon. The private car drove the 21-year-old Portland Community College student to a sand-and-gravel yard two miles away. That’s where Noorah sliced off the tracking monitor he had worn around his ankle for months, according to interviews with federal authorities. He then discarded it at the scene before vanishing, leaving a victim’s family crushed and prosecutors furious and...
  • New Details Ruin Khashoggi Hero Story

    01/04/2019 6:10:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2019 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    The gruesome murder of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi shredded the idea that Saudi Arabian royalty should be praised for reforming itself. Princes who chop political opponents into little pieces are not nice people. That said, puh-leeze stop it with the adoration of a man who deserves none of it. Politico ran a gushing headline that read, "Jamal Khashoggi: The Free Thinker Whose Murder Shook the World." Time magazine named him one of "the Guardians," the journalistic muckrakers who became its 2018 Person of the Year. Time's Karl Vick laid on the praise, and thick, writing: "Khashoggi put his faith...