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  • The Gigantic City Project Called NEOM: Saudi Arabia Might Recognize Israel Because of NEOM Project

    10/29/2017 7:52:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Global Research News ^ | October 26, 2017 | Andrew Korybko
    The half-a-trillion-dollar initiative to build a tristate city at the Saudi, Egyptian, and Jordanian border in the Gulf of Aqaba will more than likely lead to Riyadh recognizing Israel and integrating Tel Aviv into the project. The ambitious Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman unveiled a $500 billion project at an investment forum earlier this week in an effort to bring some serious substance to his Vision 2030 project of fundamentally diversifying his countrys oil-dependent economy in the coming decade. The proposal calls for a gigantic city called NEOM to be built at the entrance to the Gulf of Aqaba...
  • WaPo: U.S. Forces Now on the Ground in Yemen

    05/29/2016 12:21:27 AM PDT · by hamilton_1800 · 19 replies
    In significant news that has thus far either gone under or outright unreported by the media, U.S. military advisors have boots on the ground in Yemen, according to a recent report in the Washington Post by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Missy Ryan: The Pentagon has placed a small number of U.S. advisors on the ground in Yemen to support Arab forces battling al-Qaeda, military officials said on Friday, signaling a new American role in that countrys multi-sided civil war. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said U.S. personnel had been in the country for about two weeks, supporting Yemeni and...
  • US State Department Approves $143 Million Sale of Submarine Missiles to Egypt

    05/18/2016 5:43:35 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    EGYPTIAN STREETS ^ | MAY 18, 2016
    The US State Department has approved a request by Egypt to purchase 20 Harpoon Block II encapsulated missiles for submarines as well as related equipment and training, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced in a statement. In addition to the Harpoon missiles, the proposed sale, worth approximately USD 143 million, includes two encapsulated harpoon certification training vehicles, technical assistance, personnel training and logistics support provided by the US. The missiles will be used by Egypts new Type 209 submarines, built by the German company ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, according to military intelligence and analysis website IHS Janes 30. The proposed sale...
  • Panama Canal expansion seen to open by July

    03/23/2016 8:09:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Manila Bulletin | March 23, 2016 | NAUREEN S. MALIK
    The expansion of the Panama Canal, a $5.3 billion project almost two years behind schedule and plagued by cost overruns and contractor disputes, is expected to open by the end of June, according to the agency that operates the waterway. The Panama Canal Authority has resolved problems associated with contractors and seepage from the new locks discovered during testing, said Jose Ramon Arango, senior international trade specialist at the agency that operates the 50-mile (77- kilometer) waterway connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. The authority is planning a test of the new locks with a tanker in May...
  • Scientists Wrap Up Old Mystery (Archaeology)

    11/09/2004 2:36:57 PM PST · by blam · 28 replies · 1,213+ views
    Housron Chronicle ^ | 11-8-2004 | Eric Burger
    Nov. 8, 2004, 10:57PM Scientists wrap up old mysteryMummies' tar provides a link to ancient trade routes By ERIC BERGER Copyright 2004 Houston Chronicle RESOURCES Historians have long known that Egyptians used tar to seal mummies during the embalming process. What wasn't known until now is where the tar came from. Thanks to work by some Texas geochemists, however, scientists are now answering this millennia-old mystery. The Middle East is, of course, littered with natural oil seeps, in which tar and other black deposits bubble up from oil beneath the surface. Within each oil seep, however, the tar has a...
  • Obama Just Tried To Blame Middle East Turmoil On Netanyahu One BIG Problem

    03/11/2016 3:48:01 PM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | March 11, 2016 | Yochanan Visser
    Obama became annoyed... President Obamas favorite journalist Jeffrey Goldberg made headlines in Israel when The Atlantic published his latest article about the President. In his lengthy piece titled The Obama Doctrine, Goldberg gave an overview of Obamas foreign policy and discussed the Presidents disillusionment with the attempts to change the Middle East for the better. Yes, Obama really thought that his policies in this problematic region would bring a positive change when he entered the White House at the beginning of 2008. This is the moment we must help answer the call for a new dawn in the Middle East,...
  • Navy releases video of 'provocative' Iran rocket fire in November

    01/09/2016 5:40:16 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Published January 09, 2016
    The Navy released a video Saturday showing an Iranian military ship firing a rocket last month near U.S. and French military vessels and commercial ships in the Persian Gulf. The Dec. 26 incident appears to be the latest in a series by Iran that are raising concerns about the rogue nation, as the United States and other world powers prepare to lift crippling economic sanctions in exchange for Tehran curtailing its pursuit of a nuclear weapon. The most recent incident occurred in the Strait of Hormuz, which is the only nautical passage for oil-laden ships going to and from the...
  • Germany to build two additional submarines for Egypt

    12/24/2015 8:10:09 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Ahram Online, Egypt ^ | 24 Dec 2015
    Two additional submarines are currently being constructed in Germany to be delivered to Egypt, after the latter received a submarine earlier this month, German ambassador to Cairo told state news agency MENA. The submarines are being built in the Germany's northern Kiel City by ThyseenKrupp Marine System Company. The same company delivered to Egypt the country’s first Type-209/1400, which was inaugurated by the commander of the country’s naval forces in Hamburg on 10 December. Ambassador Julius Georg Luy didn’t specify if the two additional submarines would also be Type-209/1400. Luy also announced that Egypt’s Foreign Affairs Minister Sameh Shoukry would...
  • Walid Phares Explains Obama's Strategy (Why Obama is so pro Syrian refugee)

    11/19/2015 8:04:43 PM PST · by GilGil · 46 replies
    RushLimbqaugh.com ^ | 11/16/2015 | Rush Linbugh
    PHARES: ...the president has a different strategy. He's getting a lot of pressure by the Iranians. Otherwise he should have long time ago allied himself, partnered with Arab moderate forces such as Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, UAE, they are fighting terrorism very much and very well in Yemen, in Sinai, in Libya, elsewhere, but the reason that he's not going to these moderate Arab forces and asking them on the ground to be boots on the ground is because the Iranians are pressuring him because the Syrian Regime is pressuring him. They don't want those areas, those Sunni areas to...
  • Confirmation of Attack on Russian Jet May Strengthen Putin’s Resolve in Syria

    11/09/2015 3:34:22 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    NYT ^ | NOV. 8, 2015 | NEIL MacFARQUHARNOV
    Confirmation of Attack on Russian Jet May Strengthen Putin’s Resolve in Syria By NEIL MacFARQUHAR NOV. 8, 2015 MOSCOW — The main bell in St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg tolled 224 times on Sunday, once for each victim of the destruction of a Russian charter flight in Egypt a week ago. Although President Vladimir V. Putin and his aides at first indignantly dismissed suspicions of a terrorist act, the Kremlin has since then clearly come to grips with the idea that a bomb was probably involved in the crash: Late Friday it suspended all travel by Russians to Egypt,...
  • Obama Cracked Jokes While the Rest of the World Mourned

    11/08/2015 8:26:40 PM PST · by lbryce · 37 replies
    Observer.comRussian Insider ^ | November 5, 2015 | Mikhail Klikushin
    On November 2, speaking at a Democratic fundraiser in New York, President Barack Obama poked fun at the Republicans, joking that if they cannot handle CNBC moderators how could they possibly handle Russia’s Vladimir Putin? “Every one of these candidates says, ‘Obama’s weak, Putin’s kicking sand in his face. When I talk to Putin, he’s gonna straighten out.’ …and then it turns out they can’t handle a bunch of CNBC moderators!” Mr. Obama said. “I mean, let me tell you: if you can’t handle those guys,” he continued, laughing, “I don’t think the Chinese and the Russians are going to...
  • Putin’s Record Augurs Tough Response if Cause of Plane Crash Turns Out to Be Terror

    11/05/2015 4:27:45 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 36 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 5, 2015 | Nathan Hodge And Olga Razumovskaya
    In 1999, a series of apartment bombings in the Russian cities of Moscow, Buinaksk and Volgodonsk killed around 300 people and set off a national panic. Then-Prime Minister Vladimir Putin responded swiftly, overseeing the launch of an offensive in the breakaway republic of Chechnya and vowing to eliminate the Islamist fighters the Kremlin blamed for the attacks.That take-no-prisoners response to terrorism propelled Mr. Putin, then a relatively little-known former intelligence officer, to the presidency. And it became a pattern: Under his leadership, Russia has dealt ruthlessly with terror attacks, including the siege of a Moscow theater in 2002 and a...
  • Russian Plane Crash Kremlin blasts shocking Brit govt for not sharing intelligence (snip)

    11/05/2015 9:48:35 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 18 replies
    Telegraph ^ | November 5, 2015 | Staff
    David Cameron says crash 'more likely than not' caused by bomb as No10 sends RAF to rescue up to 20,000 Britons stranded in Sharm el-Sheikh after cancelling all flights
  • Reports: A Bomb Destroyed Russian Airliner

    11/05/2015 7:20:58 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/05/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Intelligence agencies say Islamic State may be telling the truth by claiming responsibility for the attack. U.S. and European intelligence agencies now believe that the Russian airliner downed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on the weekend was probably taken out by a bomb planted onboard by an Islamic State-affiliated terrorist group, according to media reports. The Russian airplane may have been attacked by Islamic State (a.k.a. ISIS, ISIL, and Daesh) because Russia is waging war against it.
  • What a Putin Propaganda Bonanza if ISIS Took That Plane Down with American Weaponry...

    11/03/2015 4:03:32 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 107 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 October 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Interesting how they're now saying 'US satellite detects heat flashsuggesting a bomb' -if you look atthe video you can see the flash at 00:14 with your own eyes... sure looks like it to me, seems to be blowing-out the top of the fuselage: [video] All 224 on-board were soon dead, scattered over 7 sq miles of desert less than 30 minutes after takeoff from Sharm-el-Shiekh. Most had been sucked-out of their seats at 31K feet. Odd sounds were heard in the cockpit, but no distress signal was ever sent. Internal technical problems and pilot error have been ruled out...
  • Plane that crashed in Egypt broke up high in air, Russia official says

    11/02/2015 6:20:46 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 28 replies
    NY POST ^ | November 1, 2015 | David Li
    The Russian jetliner that crashed in Egypt broke apart in midair, officials said Sunday — sparking speculation that a bomb might have caused the disaster. “All signs attest to the fact that the aircraft disintegrated in the air at a high altitude,” said Aleksandr Neradko, head of Russia’s Air Transport . Some experts said a planned explosion was more probable than a catastrophic equipment failure. “There’s no sign of a distress call, so the idea that the aircraft was undergoing a mechanical problem or an engine problem or a fire or something like that, you would expect that there would...
  • Metrojet Rules Out Technical Failure or Human Error for Crash in Sinai Peninsula

    11/02/2015 4:33:56 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 62 replies
    NYT ^ | NOV. 2, 2015 | NEIL MacFARQUHAR
    Metrojet Rules Out Technical Failure or Human Error for Crash in Sinai Peninsula By NEIL MacFARQUHAR NOV. 2, 2015 MOSCOW — Senior officials at Metrojet, the charter airline company whose Airbus passenger plane crashed in Egypt over the weekend, killing all 224 people aboard, on Monday ruled out any technical failure or human error on the part of the airline in the catastrophe. “We absolutely exclude the technical failure of the plane, and we absolutely exclude pilot error or a human factor,” Alexander A. Smirnov, a former pilot who is now the airline’s deputy director for aviation, said at a...
  • 'Extremists with British accents' heard celebrating after Russian plane crash which killed 224

    11/08/2015 7:05:45 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 8 Nov 2015 | Steve Robson
    Security services fear British-born jihadis could be behind the Russian plane crash after they picked up terrorists with Birmingham and London accents celebrating disaster, it has been reported. Investigations are increasingly pointing towards a bomb causing the Metrojet flight to disintegrate in mid-air. And now it has been claimed spies at GCHQ picked up British accents among extremist "chatter" on the airwaves in the Egyptian region in the aftermath of the tragedy. A source told the Sunday Express: "There has also been some internet traffic suggesting that there was British involvement in the attack. "This was a very sophisticated, carefully...
  • Why British Haste on Plane Bomb Theory?

    11/07/2015 2:33:10 PM PST · by Agog · 22 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 11/06/2015 | Finian Cunningham
    British officials have made an unseemly leap to speculate on a terrorist plot in the Russian airliner crash over Sinai last weekend. And Russia has understandably reacted furiously to the speculation, saying that it is too early to make such an assessment when crash investigators have not even compiled, let alone evaluated, evidence. American officials, including President Barack Obama, are also now echoing the British claims of a bomb on the plane. The question is: why the haste? ........................... Cameron and Obama are evidently being fed intelligence assessments of a bomb being stowed in the airplane's hold by terrorists. But...
  • UK flight barely dodges rocket over Sinai

    11/07/2015 8:06:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    INN ^ | 11/7/2015, 9:28 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    A British plane narrowly avoided a rocket attack while flying over the Sinai Peninsula in August. The Thomson Airways jet was approaching the airport in Sharm al-Sheikh and carrying 189 passengers, most of whom were British tourists on vacation. The pilot deftly managed to divert the plane and the rocket missed by only 300 meters. ...