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  • Sweden’s violent reality is undoing a peaceful self-image

    04/18/2018 12:37:08 PM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | April 17, 2018 | Paulina Neuding
    Sweden may be known for its popular music, IKEA and a generous welfare state. It is also increasingly associated with a rising number of Islamic State recruits, bombings and hand grenade attacks. In a period of two weeks earlier this year, five explosions took place in the country. It’s not unusual these days — Swedes have grown accustomed to headlines of violent crime, witness intimidation and gangland executions. In a country long renowned for its safety, voters cite “law and order” as the most important issue ahead of the general election in September. The topic of crime is sensitive, however,...
  • Israeli intelligence reportedly says Trump's Syria strike failed, didn't take out much of anything

    04/17/2018 7:18:02 PM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 100 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Apr 17, 2018 | Alex Lockie
    Israeli officials cited in a Ynetnews report characterized the missile strike on Friday by the US, the UK, and France on suspected chemical weapons facilities in Syria as a failure. Multiple Israeli government and military sources suggested the strike was not effective in hurting Syria's ability to conduct chemical attacks. These officials also criticized President Donald Trump's talking about the strike beforehand. The latest strike most likely didn't change anything on the battlefield in Syria, and it's hard to know how much of the chemical weapons stockpile it hit.
  • Iranian-Backed 'Sleeper Cell' Militants Hibernating In U.S., Positioned For Attack

    04/18/2018 4:40:31 AM PDT · by Strategy · 37 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 17, 2018 | By Adam Kredo
    Iranian-backed militants are operating across the United States mostly unfettered, raising concerns in Congress and among regional experts that these "sleeper cell" agents are poised to launch a large-scale attack on the American homeland, according to testimony before lawmakers. Iranian agents tied to the terror group Hezbollah have already been discovered in the United States plotting attacks, giving rise to fears that Tehran could order a strike inside America should tensions between the Trump administration and Islamic Republic reach a boiling point. Intelligence officials and former White House officials confirmed to Congress on Tuesday that such an attack is not...
  • Rand Paul: Syrian Chemical Attack A False Flag

    04/17/2018 5:25:04 PM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 101 replies
    Rand Paul / Youtube ^ | Apr 17, 2018 | Rand Paul
    Rand Paul: Syrian Chemical Attack A False Flag Either that or Assad is ‘dumbest dictator on the planet,’ he says Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4V3jQCi8-o The chemical attack allegedly perpetrated by the Syrian government is most likely a false flag, according to Senator Rand Paul (R-KY). When asked by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer if stalling Russian sanctions was the right move for Trump, Paul directed the topic to whether or not the chemical attack in Syria was even genuine. “I think before you talk about sanctions, we oughta talk about what evidence is there that Russia was complicit in this attack,” Paul said on Monday....
  • Liberal Logic

    11/19/2015 6:15:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    They can't be this dumb, can they? They just can't be. Our progressives Democratic friends aren't that stupid, right? But they are counting on the American people being stupid when it comes to world affairs. And there's very little to suggest they won't be successful in that endeavor. Be it the president saying ISIS is "contained" hours before the group unleashed evil on the streets of Paris, or the secretary of state saying the Paris attacks were crazy, unlike the attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo, where there was "legitimacy" and a "rationale" to them, nothing they say can...
  • 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
    Antiwar.com ^ | April 8, 2002 | Justin Raimondo
    Behind the Headlines by Justin RaimondoAntiwar.com 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 Antiwar.com, these pathetic losers didn't do the same – but then what can one expect from craven...
  • why Bomb Syria? Yes, American Interests Are Being Served By Striking Assad

    04/17/2018 8:35:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 04/17/2018 | Bruce Thornton
    Donald Trump’s order last Friday to launch missile strikes against Syria’s chemical weapons infrastructure has exposed the divisions among Americans over foreign policy. Some Trump supporters think the President has walked back from his America-first nationalism. Globalists of both parties agree that Bashar al Assad needed to be punished for brutally violating international conventions against chemical weapons. And the rabid anti-Trump left views the attack as a “wag-the-dog” diversion from Trump’s legal troubles. So is there a legitimate reason for bombing Syria and possibly provoking Russian retaliation that risks dragging us deeper into the Middle East quagmire? Many Americans, sick...
  • BREAKING: IDF Confirm Iran Has Established Air Forces In Syria And Planning Attacks In Israel

    04/17/2018 5:42:42 AM PDT · by Strategy · 56 replies
    Twitter ^ | April 17, 2018
    BREAKING: IDF sources said to confirm Iran has established air forces in Syria and are planning retaliatory attacks in Israel.
  • The Real Next War in Syria: Iran vs. Israel

    04/17/2018 8:11:08 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 15, 2018 | Thomas L. Friedman
    Round one occurred on Feb. 10, when an Iranian drone launched by a Revolutionary Guards Quds Force unit operating out of Syria’s T4 air base, east of Homs in central Syria, was shot down with a missile from an Israeli Apache helicopter that was following it after it penetrated Israeli airspace. “This is the first time we saw Iran do something against Israel — not by proxy,” a senior Israeli military source told me. “This opened a new period.” It certainly helps to explain why Israeli jets launched a predawn missile raid on the Iranian drone’s T4 home base last...
  • Netanyahu: The West should treat Iran the same way it treated Syria

    04/17/2018 6:27:36 AM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | April 15, 2018 | Herb Keinon
    The same resolve the US, Britain and France showed in standing up to Syrian President Bashar Assad's use of chemical weapons in Syria needs to be shown in preventing terrorist states and organizations from getting nuclear capabilities, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a phone conversation Saturday night with British Prime Minister Theresa May. Netanyahu, who was referring to Iran, spoke about this conversation at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting. US President Donald Trump has given the European powers – France, Britain and Germany – until May 12 to fix the Iranian nuclear agreement signed in 2015. If...
  • Livni: It's time to fight for democracy

    04/15/2018 4:30:48 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/4/18
    ..... She attacked the government's intention to enact the Overrule Clause, saying, "Those who seek to limit the Supreme Court are those who do not accept the value of democracy. It is time to fight for democracy, in Israel, in the United States and throughout the world. To fight against the delegitimization of political opponents, for the right to express positions, even if we disagree with them."
  • Nikki Haley says more sanctions against Russia coming Monday

    04/15/2018 11:26:59 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 37 replies
    cnn.com ^ | April 15, 2018 | Maegan Vazquez and Laura Koran
    United States' Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday the Trump administration will announce more sanctions against Russia on Monday. On CBS's "Face the Nation," Haley said the Treasury Department will announce the new sanctions and insisted the US has sent "a strong message" about the use of chemical weapons.
  • Russia-West 'alienation' is worrying: German president

    04/15/2018 10:16:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 15 April 2018 15:51 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Sunday voiced alarm over the growing “alienation” between Russia and the West, stressing the need for dialogue as post-Cold War tensions peak. Speaking to the Bild am Sonntag newspaper, Steinmeier said last month’s poisoning of a former Russian spy in England, which Britain and its allies blame on Moscow, was “a very serious incident”. “But we should be at least as worried about the galloping alienation between Russia and the West, the consequences of which stretch far beyond this case,” the former foreign minister said. Moscow vehemently denies involvement in the nerve agent poisoning of...
  • Trump's Syria Attack: Praiseworthy or Bad Precedent?

    04/15/2018 12:41:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | April 15, 2018 | Taylor Lewis
    It's hard to think of the last time America didn't have a wartime president. From Franklin Roosevelt on, the U.S. military has been ordered to engage in hostilities at least at one point during each administration. Donald Trump, the nationalist businessman from Queens who spoke with isolationist tones on the campaign trail, had the potential to break this cycle. Trump violated Republican orthodoxy by denouncing the Iraq War as foolish, disparaging the legacy of NATO, and decrying how much blood and treasure we've lost to Middle East nation-building. It's one year into his presidency, and things have changed. Trump, working...
  • Russia claims Syria air defenses shot down 71 of 103 missiles

    04/15/2018 7:22:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 60 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/15/2018 | unk
    The Russian military has claimed that the Syrian air defences, whose most modern weapon is a three-decades-old Russian-supplied anti-aircraft system, shot down 71 of 103 missiles fired by the US and its allies, the UK and France, a claim denied by the Pentagon. As further details began to emerge about the sites targeted by the US-led strikes, Col Gen Sergei Rudskoi of the Russian military said the strikes had not caused any casualties and that Syrian military facilities suffered only minor damage. It was not possible to verify the claims. The most up-to-date system that Moscow has supplied to the...
  • Syrian chemical attack survivor to Trump: I want to 'buy you a beer'

    04/14/2018 6:55:12 PM PDT · by blueplum · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | 14 Apr 2018 | Clare Foran
    Washington (CNN)A survivor of a Syrian chemical attack in 2013 wants to buy President Donald Trump a beer to share his experience on the conditions in the country. Kassem Eid, who told CNN's Ana Cabrera he lived under two years of siege and bombardment by the Syrian government, said he was glad the President has attempted to do something for the Syrian people. "I just want to tell Mr. Trump directly: I'm a Syrian refugee who survived chemical weapons attacks, who lived under two years of siege and bombardment by the government," Eid said. "I would love to, like, buy...
  • Trump pressure pushes Jordan to choose Israel or PLO

    04/15/2018 7:16:29 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/15/18 | David Singer
    Jordan's decision should be a no-brainer The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO)—refusing to bow to pressure by President Trump to cease payments to terrorists and their families currently exceeding US$400 million annually—is looming as a potential threat to end 96 years of unbroken Hashemite rule in Jordan. PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas - addressing the ninth annual Islamic Beit al-Maqdes International Conference in Ramallah last week—has sent a veiled message of the PLO’s intention to challenge Jordan’s ruling Hashemite family if PLO demands for a State in the West Bank with Jerusalem as its capital are not met.
  • In Syria strikes, U.S. blurs red line for intervention

    04/15/2018 7:26:11 AM PDT · by Mariner · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 15th, 2018 | Phil Stewart
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With the latest U.S. missile strikes, President Donald Trump appears to have reset America’s red line for military intervention in Syria over the use of chemical weapons. What’s unclear is where that red line now stands. The United States said its strikes were a response to President Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons attack on April 7 that administration officials say employed chlorine and perhaps even sarin, a more deadly nerve agent. “A large body of information indicates that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told the U.N. Security Council on...
  • 9 years later, Eli resident's suicide reclassified as terrorism

    04/15/2018 5:08:34 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/4/18
    he Defense Ministry declared that Eli resident Yaron Gispin's death in 2009 was terrorism and not a suicide. In 2009, Gispin was found dead in a deserted area near his hometown of Eli, where he lived with his wife and six children. Police had determined that his death was a suicide, noting that he was shot with his own pistol. The decision to classify Gispin's death as a suicide distressed his wife Iris, who launched a protracted legal and battle to convince authorities that he had been killed. According to Iris, Gispin had not had any financial difficulties and did...
  • Kennedy Lied, People Died-and the Media Covered it Up

    04/14/2018 8:13:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    I refer, of course, to the Bay of Pigs freedom-fight, 57 years ago this week. Given that Hollywood and the mainstream media have finally gotten around to revealing the hideous truth about a Kennedy’s perfidy and how the media/Democrat complex helped cover it up (Teddy, Chappaquiddick)—who knows? Perhaps one day they’ll level with us about what REALLY happened at the Bay of Pigs?``I really admire toughness and courage, and I will tell you that the people of this brigade (Brigada 2506) really have that…you were let down by our country.'' (Donald Trump, addressing Bay of Pigs Veterans at Bay of...