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  • Syrian Kurds: We captured terrorist who planned 9/11 attacks

    04/19/2018 12:09:30 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/4/18 | Ben Ariel
    A Syrian-born German national accused of helping to plan the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States has been detained by Kurdish forces in Syria, a senior Kurdish commander told AFP on Wednesday. “Mohammed Haydar Zammar has been arrested by Kurdish security forces in northern Syria and is now being interrogated,” the top official said, but did not provide further details. Zammar, who is in his mid-fifties, has been accused of recruiting some of the September 11 hijackers. He was detained in Morocco in December 2001 in an operation involving CIA agents, and was handed over to the Syrian...
  • Heavy gunfire, explosions reported from vicinity of royal palace in Riyadh

    04/22/2018 9:01:21 AM PDT · by dila813 · 14 replies
    Live Leaks ^ | Today | PressTV
    Gunfire and explosions are reportedly heard outside the palace of the Saudi king in Riyadh. King Salman has been reportedly evacuated from the compound to a bunker at a military base in the capital. The number of assailants, their identity or affiliations is still unknown. But some sources say the attack is part of a coup led by princes who are opposed to the Saudi king.
  • Heavy gunfire in Riyadh was toy drone shot down near Saudi royal palace - despite claims of 'coup'

    04/21/2018 2:02:27 PM PDT · by Innovative · 36 replies
    The Mirror ^ | April 21, 2018 | Jamie Bullen
    Wildly conflicting social media reports tonight claim bullets were either fired as part of an attempted coup - or to shoot down a toy drone. A police spokesman said forces at a checkpoint in the Khozama district, where the palace is based, identified the drone and "dealt with it according to their orders", local media said. The explanation came after wildly conflicting reports on social media speculating on the cause of the shooting. Senior Saudi officials said King Salman was not in the palace at the time despite repeated Twitter reports he was moved to a military bunker in the...
  • COUP ATTEMPT: Saudi Arabia. Uncomfirmed reports of coup. Gunfire outside Royal Palace

    04/21/2018 12:02:09 PM PDT · by Tea Party Terrorist · 156 replies
    Twitter ^ | April 21, 2018
  • Syria Update: Peter Hitchens Reflections With A Warning About The Consequences Of War

    04/20/2018 3:49:19 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 15 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/19/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Peter Hitchens has weighed in with some reflections on the Syrian situation following the alleged 'chemical attack' and the limited military action that followed it. "The following story appeared in the Mail on 15th April: 'A FORMER head of Britain's Special Forces has challenged Theresa May's claim that President Assad was behind the chemical attack in Douma. 'Major General Jonathan Shaw said: "Why would Assad use chemical weapons at this time? He's won the war. That's not just my opinion, it is shared by senior commanders in the US military. There is no rationale behind Assad's involvement whatsoever." Hitchens also...
  • WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA POSTREL? Who speaks for libertarianism the Old Right or the Neocon Clones?

    04/08/2002 10:13:00 AM PDT · by H.R. Gross · 25 replies · 17+ views ^ | April 8, 2002 | Justin Raimondo
    Behind the Headlines by Justin April 8, 2002 WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA POSTREL?Post-9/11: Who speaks for libertarianism – the Old Right or the Neocon Clones? A note from the author: I apologize, in advance, for the sheer length of this column, but since it addresses the sell-out of basic libertarian principles by people and institutions who purport to speak in its name, I thought it important to address these questions thoroughly, with extensive quotations from those I name. Too bad, in attacking, these pathetic losers didn't do the same – but then what can one expect from craven...
  • Syria Update: Veteran Journalist Reports From "Chemical Attack" Site With Conflicting Info

    04/17/2018 5:13:06 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 24 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/17/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Robert Fisk of the British "Independent" newspaper, a veteran of decades of reporting from the Middle East, made it to Douma, Syria and has sent back his report from there. "This is the story of a town called Douma, a ravaged, stinking place of smashed apartment blocks-and of an underground clinic whose images of suffering allowed three of the Western world's most powerful nations to bomb Syria last week. There's even a friendly doctor in a green coat who, when I track him down in the very same clinic, cheerfully tells me that the "gas" videotape which horrified the world-despite...
  • PETER HITCHENS: How on earth would killing MORE people rescue Syria?

    04/15/2018 5:46:32 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 41 replies ^ | 4/14/2018 | Peter Hitchens
    Why do so many people in politics and the media want to start wars? Since I toured a sordid hospital full of wounded people in Bucharest at Christmas 1989, and even more after I saw for the first time (in Vilnius in 1991) what a human head looks like after a bullet has passed through it, I have seen it as an absolute duty to warn against armed conflict.... No doubt there are times when we must fight. But there are plenty more when we should not..... Yet I look around me and see the mouths of intelligent people opened...
  • Russia's ambassador to US comments on strikes against Syria

    04/13/2018 7:55:06 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 203 replies
    Russia News Agency Tass ^ | 4/14/2018 | TASS
    Actions by the United States and its allies in Syria would entail consequences for which they would have to bear responsibility, Russia's ambassador in Washington Anatoly Antonov said in a statement....... Statement by the Ambassador of Russia to the USA Anatoly Antonov on the strikes in Syria The worst apprehensions have come true. Our warnings have been left unheard. A pre-designated scenario is being implemented. Again, we are being threatened. We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences. All responsibility for them rests with Washington, London and Paris. Insulting the President of Russia is unacceptable and inadmissible....
  • Syria Update: Osama Bin Laden's Brand Of Islam Is Better Than Is Better Than The Ayatollah Khomeni's

    04/13/2018 3:57:43 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/11/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Follow the money and since 1945 the United States has followed the money to Saudi Arabia. After he handed the keys to Eastern Europe to Joseph Stalin and Communism at Yalta, President Franklin Roosevelt met the Saudi king on a warship anchored in a Saudi port and the longterm relationship between the USA and the House of Saud was sealed. When Saddam Hussein threatened in 1990, the US military and the military of other nations arrived paid by Kuwait, the Saudis and other Gulf Arab states for their military mission. America fought its first war for Saudi Arabia. Again in...
  • Oil Prices Surge After Houthi Missile Attacks On Riyadh, Aramco Facilities

    04/11/2018 9:09:23 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 10 replies ^ | 04-11-2018 | Para
    Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement launched earlier on Wednesday drone strikes on a Saudi Aramco facility and on an airport in Saudi Arabia, Houthi-owned Al-Masirah TV channel reported on Wednesday. Aramco says that its plants are operating normally and safely, Reuters reports. The Iran-aligned Yemeni rebels, who have been fighting a Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen since 2015, said that they targeted on Wednesday morning local time the Abha airport in Asir and Aramco in Jazan, according to the Houthis’ Al-Masirah outlet. Saudi Aramco has a 400,000-bpd refinery in Jazan in the country’s southwest. The refinery is part of a project...
  • The Cold War's Arab Spring: How the Soviets Created Today's Middle East

    04/10/2018 9:03:25 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 15 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | Claire Berlinsky
    The dominant narrative of modern Middle East history emphasizes European colonization and accepts as a truism that the former colonial powers prioritized the protection of their material interests—in oil, above all—above the dignity and self-determination of the region’s inhabitants. --Thus did botched decolonization result in endless instability...Thus did the region become a breeding ground for radicalism, intensified by Cold War rivalry between the superpowers, who replaced the European colonizers as the region’s meddling overlords...Then came Mikhail Gorbachev—a Westernizing reformer. At last, the Cold War was over. A new world order was at hand. What if this conventional wisdom is nonsense?...
  • Saudi could take part in military response in Syria: Crown Prince

    04/10/2018 7:18:47 PM PDT · by McGruff · 12 replies
    REUTERS ^ | April 10, 2018
    Saudi Arabia could take part in military action in Syria after a suspected chemical attack that killed at least 60 people in the eastern Ghouta region over the weekend, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Tuesday. “If our alliance with our partners requires it, we will be present,” Prince Mohammed said at a news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron, wrapping up a three-day visit to Paris. Earlier, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir had told reporters that a number of countries were holding consultations on how to respond to a chemical weapons attack in Syria and called for those responsible...
  • Syria Update: UN Security Council Vote, Then The Military Option

    04/10/2018 4:57:24 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 33 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/10/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Later today the UN Security Council is expected to vote on a resolution that Russia will cast a "NO' vote on setting the state for military action. President Trump told reporters at the White House last evening that the United States was getting "good clarity" on who was responsible for what happened in Syria last Saturday. Trump spoke of "Syria, Russia and Iran" in connection with the incident. In February Trump spoke at a news conference with the then visiting Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. "what Russia and what Iran and what Syria have done recently is a humanitarian disgrace....
  • Syria 'chemical attack': Russia and US in fierce row

    04/09/2018 4:22:14 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 65 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/9/2018 | BBC
    The US and Russia have traded barbs at a UN Security Council meeting on the alleged chemical attack in Syria. Russian representative Vassily Nebenzia said the incident in Douma was staged that US military action in response could have "grave repercussions". US envoy Nikki Haley said Russia-a Syrian military backer-had the "blood of Syrian children" on its hands......
  • Saudi Crown Prince admits Saudis "financed terrorist groups"

    04/08/2018 11:07:51 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 23 replies ^ | 04/08/2018 | Tyler Durden
    Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) admitted in a wide-ranging interview in The Atlantic that Saudi nationals have funded terrorist groups, and quite stunningly - that Israelis are entitled to live peacefully on their own land - yet another indicator that the relationship between Riyadh and Tel Aviv is strengthening. When it comes to financing extremist groups, I challenge anyone if he can bring any evidence that the Saudi government financed terrorist groups. Yes, there are people from Saudi Arabia who financed terrorist groups. This is against Saudi law. Bin Salman's comments come days after a U.S. judge...
  • Syria Breaking: Three, Two, One Boom A New War For Saudi Arabia?

    04/08/2018 9:06:51 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 40 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/8/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    There have been many harsh critics of George W. Bush's actions in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 (9/11) Most of the critics (including President Donald J. Trump) seem to miss the vital connection between the war in Iraq for instance and Saudi Arabia. President Bush chose to fight the Iraq war really for the sake of Saudi security and the financial stability of nations like the US and UK, even then increasing in debt and financial vulnerability that needed the support for foreign money including Saudi and Gulf Arab money. Fast forward to here and now. President Trump did...
  • Amir Tsarfati on the latest developments in the Middle East, April 7

    04/07/2018 6:34:08 PM PDT · by firebrand · 19 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | April 7, 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    There are reports in the Kuwaiti newspaper Al Jarida that the Saudis have offered to fund the American presence in Syria. U.S.-backed and U.S.-affiliated forces now control 30% of Syria land area. Some is controlled by ISIS and other groups. Only 40% is now controlled by Syria itself. Iran is gearing up for what it expects to be a joint U.S.-Israeli attack. This is also according to the Kuwaiti newspaper Al Jarida.Saudi Arabia is under bombardment by the Houthi rebels in Yemen, a proxy of Iran. Some choice comments about the Gazans and their goals and their Nazi flag, but...
  • Our Fair Weathered Saudi Friend: What to make of recent comments by Prince Muhammad bin Salman?

    04/06/2018 7:17:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 04/06/2018 | Caroline Glick
    Have we entered a new period of sweetness and light with our Arab neighbors? On Monday The Atlantic published an interview the magazine’s editor Jeffrey Goldberg conducted with Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman. Hours after its publication, the responses began pouring in. The basic line, repeated by all major newspapers, is that the Saudi crown prince recognized Israel’s right to exist. Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt gushed about it on his Twitter feed. Referring to the interview as “amazing,” Greenblatt wrote that “all should watch [Muhammad bin Salman]. He is far from perfect [and] there is a long road...
  • Saudi Crown Prince Bragged That Jared Kushner Gave Him Intel About Other Saudis Before Crackdown

    04/05/2018 2:13:01 PM PDT · by ethom · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10:58 EDT, 5 April 2018 | Ryan Parry West Coast Correspondent For and Josh Boswell For
    Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman bragged of receiving US intelligence from Jared Kushner and using it as part of a purge of 'corrupt' princes and businessmen, can disclose. Sources have told that the prince – known by his initials MBS – has been boasting about his close relationship with the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, and the intelligence which he has told his circle Kushner passed to him. Despite Kushner's denial sources have told how MBS boasted in private that Kushner was the source of intelligence used in the round-up. He also told members of his...