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  • Oil tanker attacks echo Persian Gulf's 1980s 'Tanker War'

    06/14/2019 6:48:47 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 9 replies
    Newsday ^ | June 14, 2019 | JON GAMBRELL (AP)
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - (AP) -- Mysterious attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz this week show how one of the world's crucial chokepoints for global energy supplies can be easily targeted, 30 years after the U.S. Navy and Iran were entangled in a similarly shadowy conflict called the "Tanker War." While the current tensions are nowhere near the damage done then, it underscores how dangerous the situation is and how explosive it can become. (...)
  • Mysterious 3,000-year-old fingerprints found at ancient site

    06/09/2019 2:29:12 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 4, 2019 | James Rogers, Fox News
    Mysterious 3,000-year-old fingerprints have been found in bricks at an archaeological site in the United Arab Emirates. The fingerprints were found at the Hili 2 site in Abu Dhabi, which is part of the Al Ain UNESCO World Heritage Site. In a Facebook post, Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and Tourism said that the fingerprints could offer vital clues to archaeologists. The fingerprints, they explain "indicate the adoption of an advanced technique in construction." The National reports that ancient craftsmen used their hands to make indentations in the mud bricks. The indentations would be used to contain the mortar that...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Thursday 6/6-Friday 6/7/2019

    06/07/2019 2:02:55 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/6/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    "Ranchers need to be aware that they are a minority, and could be the next target of an overzealous anti-grazing litigation organization, or the victim of a lackadaisical federal agency".... That's the reaction from Oregon rancher Steven Hammond as reported by a trade publication after a temporary restraining order.... The United Arab Emirates says that a "state actor" was behind the damage to four oil tankers off its coast last month.... Meanwhile the commander of US forces in the Middle East region General Frank McKenzie says the: "threat is very real" when it comes to Iran..... Talks between the United...
  • Saudi Arabia united the Arab world against Iran. That means conflict could be one step closer

    06/03/2019 7:49:54 AM PDT · by McGruff · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | May 31, 2019 | Nic Robertson
    King Salman of Saudi Arabia has pulled off in Mecca what many had thought unlikely -- getting 20 or so disparate Arab nations to unite in a common position against Iran. ... In middle-of-night, back-to-back summits at Islam's holiest of sites, the aging but still-attentive Saudi monarch got a double endorsement of his claims that Iran is destabilizing the Middle East and a backing of his call for "the international community to shoulder its responsibility. The six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council and 21 Arab League nations present called for Iran to stop "interfering in the internal affairs" of its neighbors and...
  • Israel’s greatest friend sits in the White House

    05/31/2019 6:05:12 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May 29, 2019 | Mike Evans
    Since taking office in 2017, President Donald Trump has achieved more for Israel and the Jewish people than any other president before him. Since 1948, the State of Israel has seen friendly presidents of the United States as well as unfriendly, but today Israel’s greatest friend sits in the White House. Since taking office in 2017, President Donald Trump has achieved more for Israel and the Jewish people than any other president before him, even rivaling Harry Truman, who voted in favor of and later recognized the Jewish state. The list of accomplishments President Trump and his administration have produced...
  • Trump has ‘trumped’ the Islamic Mafia

    05/28/2019 4:53:23 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May 22, 2019 | Mike Evans
    The gathering will take place on June 25-26 and will be attended by several Gulf Arab States as well as Arab partners for peace all over the region. By Mike Evans Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump hold up the signed document acknowledging Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, on March 25, 2019. (photo credit: AMOS BEN-GERSHOM/GPO) The Trump administration announced on Sunday the first stages of the peace plan roll-out, confirming that it will host a workshop in Bahrain in late June to focus on more direct economic investments of the West Bank and Gaza. The...
  • Trump risks credibility with policy that veers between threats and inaction

    05/17/2019 7:59:52 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 17, 2019 at 7:36 PM | Karen DeYoung , Liz Sly and Josh Dawsey
    As Iran girds for possible war with the United States, President Trump may turn out to be the best friend it has. Despite the saber-rattling of senior aides and Trump’s own tweets, when push has come to shove over the past two years, the president has repeatedly backed away from the threatened use of military force. Whether the target has been North Korea, with which warnings of “fire and fury” have become little more than an exchange of “beautiful” letters between Trump and Kim Jong Un, or Venezuela, where the threat of “all options” has failed to upset the status...
  • Trump: ‘We’re Losing Our Ass Defending’ Saudi Arabia

    04/28/2019 11:23:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 82 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/27/2019 | Phillip Stucky
    President Donald Trump during a Saturday rally in Wisconsin described a phone call with the leader of Saudi Arabia in which he demanded more money from the oil-rich nation. “Look, Saudi Arabia, very rich country, we defend them, we subsidize Saudi Arabia. They have nothing but cash, right? We subsidize them. And they buy a lot from us, $450 billion they bought,” Trump began. “You know, You had people wanting to cut off Saudi Arabia. They bought $450 billion. I don’t want to lose ‘em! But the military, we subsidize Saudi Arabia!” “I called the King,” he continued. “I like...
  • Saudi Arabia calls for emergency GCC, Arab League meeting

    05/19/2019 5:28:53 AM PDT · by topher · 11 replies
    [Persian] Gulf News ^ | 19-May-2019 | Gulf News Web Report
    Jeddah: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud called for an emergency meeting of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states and leaders of Arab League countries to discuss the security of the region and measures to enhance it, according to a Saudi Press Agency (SPA) report late on Saturday. The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said King Salman had invited Gulf leaders and Arab states to two emergency summits in Mecca on May 30 to discuss recent "aggressions and their consequences" in the region. The extraordinary meeting has been called following attack on the commercial maritime ships in the territorial...
  • Exclusive: Saudi state taking control of Binladin construction giant - sources

    05/18/2019 3:27:04 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 11, 2018 / 8:38 AM | Stephen Kalin, Tom Arnold, Reem Shamseddine
    RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is taking managerial control of Saudi Binladin Group and discussing a possible transfer of some of the giant construction group’s assets to the state while its chairman and other family members are in detention, sources told Reuters. Binladin, which had over 100,000 employees at its height, is the biggest builder in the country and important to Riyadh’s plans for large real estate, industrial and tourism projects to help diversify the economy beyond oil. However, the group has been hurt financially in the past couple of years by a slump in the construction industry and a...
  • Saudi says Iran ordered attack on oil installations

    05/16/2019 7:16:02 AM PDT · by topher · 31 replies
    [Persian] Gulf News ^ | May 16, 2019 15:04 | Reuters
    In this Dec. 14, 2017 file photo, the remains of an Iranian Qasef-1 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle is seen during a press briefing at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington. Image Credit: AP Dubai: Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al Falih said on Tuesday that two oil pumping stations for the East-West pipeline had been hit by explosive-laden drones, calling the attack "an act of terrorism" that targeted global oil supplies. Falih condemned the attacks in a statment saying: "The latest acts of terrorism and sabotage in the Arabian Gulf... not only target the Kingdom but also the security of oil supplies...
  • Saudi Arabia oil stations attacked by drones

    05/14/2019 7:03:26 AM PDT · by Mariner · 20 replies
    Gulf News ^ | May 14th, 2019 | Unattributed
    Dubai: Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al Falih said on Tuesday that two oil pumping stations for the East-West pipeline had been hit by explosive-laden drones, calling the attack "an act of terrorism" that targeted global oil supplies. Falih condemned the attacks in a statment saying: "The latest acts of terrorism and sabotage in the Arabian Gulf... not only target the Kingdom but also the security of oil supplies to the world and the global economy." "These attacks prove again that it is important for us to face terrorist entities, including the Houthi militias in Yemen that are backed by Iran,"...
  • Saudi Arabia says its oil infrastructure attacked by drones

    05/14/2019 6:00:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 14, 2019 | Aya Batrawi and Jon Gambrell
    Saudi Araba said drones attacked one of its oil pipelines as other assaults targeted energy infrastructure elsewhere in the kingdom on Tuesday, shortly after Yemen’s rebels claimed a coordinated drone attack on the Sunni power. The assaults marked the latest incidents challenging Mideast security after the alleged sabotage of oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates earlier this week amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran. Yemen’s Houthi rebels, whom Saudi Arabia has been fighting against since March 2015, said they launched a series of drone attacks on the kingdom, across the border from Yemen. […]...
  • Saudi Oil Tankers Damaged by Sabotage Attacks Near Strait of Hormuz

    05/13/2019 1:12:58 PM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 May 2019 | JOHN HAYWARD
    Saudi Arabia announced on Monday that two of its oil tankers suffered “significant damage” from sabotage attacks off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) near the Strait of Hormuz. The attacks reportedly also damaged two ships from other nations, one of them registered to Norway. The Saudis and Emiratis did not name any suspects but their implications about the motive suggested a link to Iran. Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said the sabotage was intended to “undermine the freedom of maritime navigation, and the security of oil supplies to consumers all over the world.” The minister’s statement stressed...
  • Why The Media Is At War With Saudi Arabia

    04/10/2019 11:23:51 AM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 10, 2019 | David Reaboi
    Most news consumers understand that media, in general, plays favorites. They cheer on and protect Designated Heroes, and with seemingly boundless energy relish every opportunity to assail Designated Villains. We’ve long known, from polling and other quantifiable metrics, that journalists have very pronounced political biases. Even as journalists often indignantly tout the objectivity of their work product and defend the credibility of others in their profession, the sorry results stand for themselves. It’s no longer controversial—other than in the most surreal, eye-rolling conversations with committed left-wing partisans—to say the American media leans overwhelmingly left and has a strong preference for...
  • The steps of The Overcomer[Charismatic Caucus]

    05/18/2019 3:56:22 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    My righteousness is the architect of your day , let no man dictate your footsteps for we are one My Beloved. Though others may tug and attempt to coerce you, remember Eve. I AM with you in The Garden and MY WORD stands eternal as your Tree of Life therefore there is no other. Eat only from My Tree for in it lives your True Eternity for there are no counterfeits in Zion as I AM THE WORD and these are your footsteps of your Life in Me. Take Joy in each footstep for obedience is far greater than sacrifice...
  • Mystery deepens in 'sabotage' of oil tankers in Persian Gulf [Anchored Oil Tankers Attacked]

    05/14/2019 3:53:21 AM PDT · by topher · 146 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May 13, 2019 15:58 | Seth J. Frantzman
    As tensions rose over the weekend between the US and Iran in the Persian Gulf, several vessels were “sabotaged” off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. Both Iranian media and the UAE reported the incident, but 24 hours after it happened, much of what occurred was still shrouded in mystery, with allegations of “explosions” and questions about how severe the “sabotage” actually was. The Saudi energy minister confirmed that two of its oil tankers were targeted in a “sabotage attack.” It took place as the tankers were “on their way to the Arabian Gulf” via the Emirate of Fujairah,...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 5/12-Monday 5/13/2019

    05/13/2019 2:45:57 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/12/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    An attack on a church in the African nation of Burkina Faso Sunday. Six dead including the priest with the church burned down.... "It was the army that came to the rescue" the words of France's leading opposition politician Marine Le Pen in relation to the rescue of four hostages from Islamic terrorists in Burkina Faso Thursday night..... A Christian town in northern Syria rocketed by jihadists Sunday. Six were killed..... Almost a year after he was arrested live streaming outside a child sex abuse trial involving Muslim defendants summarily tried and sent off to prison British activist Tommy Robinson...
  • Mother of eternity[charismatic]

    05/12/2019 7:08:51 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    My absoluteness extends into forever as Loving kindness and so My Faithfullness equates The sum of My Love for you for I AM ever with you being in and through all things . . . Therefore there is No need of reaching out but merely and graciously just a laying down before Me (Jesus) All your cares and woes for I AM ever listening and caring for you even when it seems I AM distant to your needs, your cries and your joys for Truly I KNOW your beginning for I AM YOUR COMPLETENESS and Final Joy Eternally waiting for...
  • UAE says four vessels subjected to 'sabotage' near Fujairah port

    05/12/2019 4:17:11 PM PDT · by mulder1 · 3 replies
    REUTERS ^ | 5-12-19 | reuters
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Four commercial vessels were targeted by “sabotage operations” near the territorial waters of the United Arab Emirates without causing casualties, the foreign ministry said on Sunday, without giving details of the nature of the sabotage.