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  • The United States and the Turkish-Kurdish Conundrum in Northern Syria

    01/20/2019 8:10:06 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Arab Center, Washington DC ^ | January 11, 2019 | Mustafa Gurbuz
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s refusal to meet with US National Security Advisor John Bolton has become the latest episode of what are now periodic US-Turkey tensions over the Syrian Kurds. Erdoğan declared that he would not “accept or swallow” Bolton’s earlier comments that Turkey should provide security guarantees for Syrian Kurds as a precondition for US troops’ withdrawal from northern Syria. This has obviously become unsure as the withdrawal of these troops has actually begun. The “non-paper” that Bolton delivered to the Turkish presidential office included the statement that “the United States opposes any mistreatment of opposition forces who...

    01/16/2019 6:17:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/14/19 | Scott Morefield
    A group of Clemson football players burst into a rendition of God Bless the USA minutes before President Donald Trump came out to greet them during their White House visit. The players, staff members, and other attendees had been waiting several minutes for the presidents appearance, and at times amused themselves by chanting the schools fight song. At one point, right before President Trump appeared, a group began singing Lee Greenwoods patriotic classic.
  • America's resurgence is reshaping the world

    01/11/2019 8:53:58 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 9 replies
    National Post ^ | Jan. 11, 2019 | Conrad Black
    Almost indiscernible in the endless tumult about President Donald Trump is the objective return of American might, right on our doorstep. A casual sampler of the Canadian, and even the American, media, might think that the United States was so far along in its decline that the entire process of government and normal public discourse had broken down in that country, and that the much-discussed process of national decline was accelerating in a climate of virtual chaos. In fact, the economy of the United States is astoundingly strong: full employment, an expanding work force, negligible inflation and about three per...
  • Interstate 11 opens

    12/29/2018 8:11:58 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    The Boulder City Review ^ | August 15, 2018 | Celia Shortt Goodyear and Hali Bernstein Saylor
    A city with historic origins made history again when the first new federal interstate in almost 30 years opened in town. On Aug. 9, federal, state and local officials gathered at a scenic overlook on Interstate 11 in Boulder City to officially open the highway. When we work (and) collaborate together, we reach great heights, like today, said Mayor Rod Woodbury. The 15-mile stretch of I-11 runs from Henderson to the Hoover Dam and goes around Boulder City. It is expected to reduce travel times between those areas by as much as 30 minutes, according to the Nevada Department of...
  • What a lifelong Democrat learned from a year trying to live like a Republican

    11/30/2018 11:24:25 AM PST · by mkleesma · 34 replies
    CBC Radio ^ | November 23 | Out in the Open
    Ken Stern did not expect to enjoy pig hunting in Texas. As the former head of NPR, he did not expect to find common ground with the people of evangelical churches or eastern Kentucky coal mines. And he did not expect to renounce his Democratic membership. But after a year immersed in Republican culture, Stern learned life on the other side of the political divide is far from how it's depicted a problem he pins on a polarized media landscape, and the very institutions he formerly called home.
  • Why Im Leaving America

    11/19/2018 5:04:02 AM PST · by vannrox · 90 replies
    Dollar Vigilante ^ | August 31, 2012 | redmond W
    Please read this rant with an open mind. This guy is frustrated with the liberal encroachment on traditional American values under President Obama, and he decided to bail. Listen to his reasons, then comment. Thanx. ...... Goodbye, America. For as long as Ive lived youve been my only home. Ive had a wonderful life here. Your inhabitants are almost universally kind, and Ive become lifelong friends with many of your citizens. All of my family lives here, everyone I have ever known or loved, and I will miss them all a lot. But after 22 years, I feel impelled to...
  • Are Turkey's Spies Operating in America?

    11/13/2018 5:47:57 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | October 19, 2018 at 5:00 am | Uzay Bulut
    According to Turkish media reports, the Turkish government's Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) gathered intelligence via its imams and other employees in 38 countries on the activities of Turks suspected of supporting the US-based Turkish Islamic cleric Fethullah Glen. Peter Pilz, then an Austrian member of parliament, last year revealed that he had received documents from a Turkish source indicating the existence of "a global network of informants" -- spanning four continents -- reporting to Turkey's Diyanet on alleged Glenists. In most cases, these informants were religion attachs at embassies/consulates. In 2016, the Diyanet Center of America (DCA) completed...
  • America, and humanity, is done. Prove me wrong.

    11/13/2018 8:57:54 AM PST · by GOP Congress · 87 replies
    For the love of God, please prove me wrong. The country is gone. For the first time since the pilgrims have reached the shores of North America, the culture that both preceded, as well as lasted over 200 years, has met its final requiem in the 2018 elections. The Fabian Socialists have finally taken over the United States, the last bastion of economic, religious, and cultural freedom in the world, the rule of law, and Constitutional Republicanism that guarantees the rights of individuals over the suppression of government. In short, we are entering the darkest days that America will ever...
  • Tommy Robinson coming to the USA???

    10/30/2018 10:04:13 AM PDT · by fuzzylogic · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30-10-2018 | Jack Montgomery
    ...anti-extremism campaigner and street organiser Robinson has been invited to the United States by Congressman Paul Gosar, who lobbied President Donald Trump to intervene on the independent journalists behalf when he was incarcerated for breaking reporting restrictions around a grooming gang trial in northern England.
  • Washington intensified its moves on Syria, nationalists dealt blow to Erdogan's party

    10/28/2018 3:47:41 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    ANHA Hawar News ^ | 28 Oct 2018, Sun - 10:46 | NEWS DESK
    Washington has intensified its moves on the Syrian file and talk about a new strategy, while the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) managed to break into an IS stronghold in Deir ez-Zor countryside. Erdogan's party has received a political blow after the nationalists had disbanded the alliance with it. 28 Oct 2018, Sun - 10:46 NEWS DESKThis week, the Arab newspapers discussed the American moves regarding the Syrian file and the battles of the Syrian Democratic Forces against IS mercenaries, and other topics of interest to the region.Al-Sharq al-Awsat: Bolton presents a new strategy about Syria in MoscowThe Arab press published...
  • Russia says it is preparing for war following U.S. withdrawal from missile treaty

    10/28/2018 3:13:39 PM PDT · by TBP · 39 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 28, 2018 | Breck Dumas
    A top Russian official has declared that the country is preparing for war, following President Donald Trumps announcement that the U.S. would be withdrawing from a Cold War-era disarmament treaty. According to the U.K.s Sunday Express, the First Committee of the U.N. General Assembly voted Friday against Russias proposal to save the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty (INF) between its country and the U.S., following President Trumps announcement that the U.S. would be unilaterally withdrawing from the 1987 agreement. In response, Deputy head of the Department of Nonproliferation and Arms Control at the Russian Foreign Minister, Andrei Belousov, told the U.N.,...
  • Great nighttime images of USA here

    10/16/2018 7:12:31 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 30 replies
    NOAA ^ | Today | NOAA
    Great views of the continental US at night are at the link. Then choose the size image you want. Note North Dakota!
  • Kissing Our Flag: A Symbol of Freedom and Hope

    10/15/2018 11:03:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies ^ | 10/15/2018 | E. Jeffrey Ludwig
    Pastor Andrew Brunson kissed the American flag when it was presented to him in Germany. I understand his emotions very well. In 1976, I went to Teheran, Iran to teach history in private school while the Shah Reza Pahlavi was still in power. It was a police state then even though it is a worse police state now. After I arrived, my passport was confiscated. In addition, there was runaway inflation and I had to begin borrowing thousands of dollars from the school in order to meet my basic expenses. My salary was $850 a month, and my rent was...
  • Think Your State Is Fiscally Sound? Think Again

    10/11/2018 8:06:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/11/2018 | Veronique de Rugy
    It's that time of the year again when we find out how deep in the red our country is thanks to the 2018 edition of the Mercatus Center State Fiscal Rankings. The study authors, Eileen Norcross and Olivia Gonzalez, find that when you rank states by their fiscal health, you can identify the best and worst state. But the scariest finding is that no state is really fiscally healthy. Norcross and Gonzalez are very transparent about each decision behind the study methodology. They use states' own audited financial data to create five different indices (cash solvency, budget solvency, long-term solvency,...
  • Trump wins again, reaches NAFTA type tariff trade agreement between USA, Mexico & Canada!!! (me)

    10/01/2018 5:13:49 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 28 replies
    POTUS, Trump brings home the bacon as he has promised by reaching a NAFTA style tariff trade agreement with Canada, Mexico & the USA. The Canada agreement is worth some 1.5 trillion dollars and it will make Canada, Mexico & the USA...the economic North American group of these three nations, the powerhouse of creating mega jobs, opportunities and economic strength and growth...across the board. The agreement will be signed by November 30, 2018. It should be noted that Trump has reached agreements on trade tariffs with the European Union, South Korea and, he is negotiating with Great Britain, Japan, China...
  • Kavanaugh: 'I will not be intimidated into withdrawing'

    09/24/2018 1:54:44 PM PDT · by Repeal 16-17 · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 24, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Brett Kavanaugh on Monday said he will "not be intimidated into withdrawing" from his Supreme Court nomination after a second woman came forward with a sexual misconduct allegation against him. Kavanaugh sent a letter on Monday to Sens. Chuck Grassley(R-Iowa) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, respectively saying the accusations against him are "smears, pure and simple." "They debase our public discourse. But they are also a threat to any man or woman who wishes to serve our country. Such grotesque and obvious character assassinationif allowed to succeedwill dissuade competent...
  • Explosions rock Latakia hours after Russia-Turkey agree on Idlib buffer

    09/17/2018 4:37:00 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 10 replies
    Reuters via Jerusalem Post ^ | September 17, 2018 | By Seth J. Frantzman, REUTERS, Hadas Labrisch
    A Syrian military official told the Syrian Arab News Agency that missiles were fired from the Mediterranean sea towards the port city, but were intercepted and downed by air defense. Syrian media reported several explosions were heard over the city of Latakia on Monday night, Israeli media reported. A Syrian military official told the Syrian Arab News Agency that missiles were fired from the Mediterranean sea towards the port city, but were intercepted and downed by air defense.
  • Southern California HS football game sparks race debate, fans asked to stop chanting 'USA! USA!

    09/12/2018 12:30:54 AM PDT · by Innovative · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 12, 2018 | Edmund DeMarche
    An Orange County high school principal claimed that his schools football team faced racist posters and chants on Friday during a game that was supposed to honor the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks. Jeff Bishop, the principal of Santa Ana High School, told The Los Angeles Times that his schools players faced insensitive signs that included, Build the wall.
  • The Top Ten Misconceptions Chinese have about America

    09/07/2018 4:38:30 AM PDT · by vannrox · 39 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 7SEP18 | Editorial staff
    When the Chinese come and visit the United States, they are often spellbound in shock and amazement. They find that they LOVE, absolutely L-O-V-E the United States. I have many friends who have told me this. Another thing that they have told me is that it was not what they expected. Here are some of the misconceptions that Chinese have of America 1. Donald Trump is despised and is going to prison if not executed outright. Well, this is what you would expect if all you watched was CNN and MSNBC. In fact, most Western media that the Chinese see...
  • I moved to the USA so my daughter could go to school

    08/27/2018 5:34:58 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 23 replies
    August 27, 2018 | Vanity
    I brought my daughter from 10,000 miles away to be educated in the USA. My prime goal is to have her speak like an American. Today was her first day of Kindergarten, the school assembled all the students in the courtyard. They recited the Lord's Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance. I am starting to believe I made the correct decision. Of course, it is not a public school.