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  • Israel's Plan To Bypass The World's Most Critical Oil Chokepoint

    12/09/2019 10:00:26 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 11 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 12-09-2019 | Para
    Israel pitched to India this weekend its idea of a new transportation corridor in the Middle East bypassing the most critical oil chokepoint in the world which is very close to Iran, the Strait of Hormuz. During the Mediterranean Dialogues conference in Rome on Saturday, Israel’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Intelligence, Israel Katz, met with India’s Minister of External Affairs, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, to discuss bilateral trade and presented Israel’s “Tracks for Regional Peace” initiative.
  • Trump Secures Release of American Student Held in Iran

    12/07/2019 12:54:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2019 | Bronson Stocking
    On Saturday, the State Department secured the release of Xiyue Wang, an American graduate student who was being held prisoner in Iran for the past three years. Wang had been conducting research in Iran as part of his doctoral thesis when he was arrested in 2016 and charged with spying for the United States government.  As part of the exchange, the U.S. released Masoud Soleimani, an Iranian scientist who had been arrested and convicted last year for violating U.S. trade sanctions against Iran. According to The New York Times, U.S. officials are calling Soleimani's release a low price to pay...
  • Squad members oppose Israeli-Palestinian 'two-state solution' resolution, aligning with GOP

    12/07/2019 5:25:21 AM PST · by chief lee runamok · 10 replies
    faux ^ | 12/07/2019 | Danielle Wallace
    The U.S. House approved a Democrat-backed resolution Friday calling for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict -- but did so without support from the four far-left freshmen congresswomen known as "the Squad."
  • The story of Ameneh and culture of scarifies in recent Iran's protests

    12/07/2019 7:28:50 AM PST · by hassan.mahmoud · 3 replies
    Dec.7 ,2019 | Hassan.Mahmoudi
    The Iranian authorities have acknowledged that the recent wave of uprisings included 29 of Iran’s 31 provinces and has resulted in heavy tolls for the regime. In FOX News reporter’s opinion, the regime has used excessive force to suppress the uprising. This could be translated as the weakening of this regime, “regime is scared”. A sharp and steep gas price hike was the reason many people exhibited their rage and dismay. According to Jim Phillips, Heritage Foundation senior Middle East analyst states: “The regime had to act swiftly and harshly because it has lost most of its credibility amongst its...
  • The story of Ameneh and culture of scarifies in recent Iran's protests

    12/07/2019 7:23:26 AM PST · by hassan.mahmoud · 1 replies
    Dec.6 ,2019 | Hassan.Mahmoudi
    The Iranian authorities have acknowledged that the recent wave of uprisings included 29 of Iran’s 31 provinces and has resulted in heavy tolls for the regime. In FOX News reporter’s opinion, the regime has used excessive force to suppress the uprising. This could be translated as the weakening of this regime, “regime is scared”. A sharp and steep gas price hike was the reason many people exhibited their rage and dismay. According to Jim Phillips, Heritage Foundation senior Middle East analyst states: “The regime had to act swiftly and harshly because it has lost most of its credibility amongst its...
  • Report: Iran stashing missiles in Iraq that can reach Israel

    12/05/2019 3:33:54 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    A7/JTA ^ | 5/12/19 | Marcy Oster
    Iran is stockpiling short-range ballistic missiles in Iraq that can reach Israel, according to a New York Times report that cited American intelligence and military officials. The hidden rockets are part of a larger effort by Iran to intimidate countries in the region and assert its power, the Times reported. Short-range missiles generally have a range of just over 600 miles, so one fired from just outside of Baghdad could reach Jerusalem. Iran’s effort to build up its arsenal comes as the United States has sent thousands of troops to the region with plans to send more. The arms in...
  • Reports: Iran is secretly transporting missiles into Iraq that may have nuclear capability

    12/05/2019 2:41:45 PM PST · by numberonepal · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12-05-2019 | PHIL SHIVER
    Iran has been taking advantage of recent political unrest in Iraq by secretly stockpiling short-range missiles inside the country, the New York Times reported Wednesday. The buildup is part of Iran's widening effort to assert dominance in the Middle East and could pose a threat to American troops as well as allies in the region such as Israel and Saudi Arabia, U.S. sources told the Times. Both Iraq and Iran have been gripped by deadly protests in recent months, with more than 1,000 people reported dead as a result of protests in Iran. But public unrest has not seemed to...
  • Leaked Iran Cables: Key Findings From Secret Documents

    12/05/2019 4:10:53 AM PST · by nuconvert · 29 replies
    NYTimes ^ | Nov. 18, 2019
    Leaked spy cables reveal how Iran came to dominate the political and military spheres in Iraq. Here’s what the hundreds of documents tell us. -excerpt- The leak exposed Iran’s vast influence in Iraq, detailing the painstaking efforts of Iranian spies to co-opt Iraqi leaders and infiltrate every aspect of political life. The trove consists of roughly 700 pages of reports and cables written mainly in 2014 and 2015 by officers in Iran’s version of the C.I.A. who were based in Iraq. -excerpt- Many of the files show that as senior American diplomats met behind closed doors with their Iraqi counterparts...
  • Heroic Resistance and Victims of Atrocity in Marivan-Iran

    12/04/2019 11:52:14 PM PST · by hassan.mahmoud · 11 replies
    Dec.5,2019 | Hassan.Mahmoudi
    The city of Marivan is located in Kordestan province. This city and part of Iraq share the same border. The history of Marivan goes back to about 1800 B.C., thus a point of interest for many international tourists. Marivan is considered one of the major cities of Kurdistan province and has a long history of battles with emperors and dictators of its time. Marivan’s ancient forts, its grasslands, and mighty mountains have been home to many legends and warriors. Although the people of Marivan have had their share of ebb and flow at different eras, they have been experiencing their...
  • Denied Justice: The Legal Plight of Egypt’s Christians

    11/06/2019 12:00:33 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim ^ | 11/05/2019 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Last week the Egyptian court system denied justice to Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Christian minority by again postponing judgment on two notorious cases that have been at court for years. The first concerns Soa‘d Thabet, a 70-year-old Coptic grandmother. On May 20, 2016, a mob of some 300 Muslim men descended on her home, stripped her completely naked, beat, spit on, and paraded her in the streets of al-Karm village (in Minya governorate) to jeers, whistles, and triumphant shouts of “Allahu Akbar.” Earlier that day she and her husband had gone to local police and complained that they were being harassed...
  • Iranian Koran Scholar: Apply Koran 5:33 to Protesters-Crucifixion, amputation and banishment

    12/04/2019 6:11:58 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Dec 3, 2019 | Andrew Bostom
    Abolfazl Bahrampour, is a prominent Iranian Koran scholar, and author of the widely respected “One Volume Commentary on the Koran,” (in Farsi, Qom, 2007). Interviewed on Iran’s state run television network during its daily “Eastern Sun” program, Tuesday, November 26, 2019, Bahrampour condemned those protesting Iran’s oppressive theocratic regime, en masse, as “Moharabeh”—enemies of Allah, who sew “corruption” of an Islamic societal order. Moharabeh is a standard allegation leveled against Iranian protesters, who are then routinely sentenced to death.  Bahrampour’s fulmination advocated (video) the protesters’ appropriate Koranic punishment—per Koran 5:33. They should be tortured to death (i.e., crucified), not just simply killed....
  • Trump's Canny Diplomatic and Psychological Feints on the International Stage

    12/04/2019 5:40:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2019 | Austin Bay
    Three years ago, Donald Trump began a rhetorical offensive targeting the governments of NATO nations that chronically failed to meet their allied defense financial commitments. With bombastic huff, Trump intimated that allies pay their share or America might walk. It's 2019. Few NATO members currently meet the 2% GDP defense commitment. However, several once-laggard NATO nations have increased military spending, and the alliance is stronger for it. The era of blithe freeloading has ended. Cheapskates like Germany pay a price in lost prestige. America not only hasn't walked; it is modernizing its forces. Earlier this year, President Trump began grousing...
  • Reagan’s forgotten Iran-Contra escape may reveal more about Trump’s fate than Watergate | Will Bunch

    12/04/2019 7:21:25 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    inquirer ^ | 12/03/2019 | Will bunch
    When the scandal finally broke, it was on the other side of the Atlantic, in a nation that millions of Americans couldn’t pinpoint on a map. Congress had made its intentions clear in the form of legislation, but the White House secretly ignored that to illegally pursue its own controversial agenda. Meanwhile, it was revealed that shady foreign-born middlemen were pocketing millions of dollars. The president’s approval rating plummeted, and it looked like an early exit. “I had hoped there would not be discovery of an impeachable offense,” the Speaker of the House said at one point. “I didn’t want...
  • US court sentences Hezbollah operative to 40 years in jail

    12/03/2019 7:28:40 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 13 replies
    AFP via Breitbart ^ | 3 Dec 2019 | AFP
    New York (AFP) – An American of Lebanese descent was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Tuesday for buying weapons and plotting attacks on behalf of the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah. Ali Kourani, 34, was found guilty in May of gathering intelligence on potential attack targets, including New York’s JFK International Airport and a federal building in Manhattan. A federal court in America’s financial capital convicted him of eight allegations including conspiracy to use weapons in a violent crime. Born in Lebanon but naturalized by the United States in 2009, Kourani attended several Hezbollah training camps in his country...
  • Samantha Power, Obama’s UN Amb., *Now* Calls Out Iran’s ‘Murderous’ Regime

    12/03/2019 7:59:37 AM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Tammy Bruce ^ | December 2, 2019 | Tammy Bruce
    Where was Samantha Power when an unarmed Iranian young woman, Neda Soltan, was shot by Iranian troops, and bled to death in the street? As a member of Team Obama, does anyone recall Power saying anything critical of Iran? Does anyone recall Barack Hussein Obama commenting on that horrific assault on human rights? Oh wait, he did say something: “We’re still waiting to see how it plays itself out….” ... Everyone must hear about this. Every outlet in the world should publicize how the murderous Iranian regime is mowing down protesters. ... Wait until Samantha Power hears about how Samantha...
  • U.K. Labor Leader Jeremy Corbyn, Who wants to be PM, Has A Long History Of Openly Supporting Terrorists

    12/03/2019 7:57:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/03/2019 | By Erielle Davidson
    In an interview on Sunday with Sky News, U.K. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn stated that convicted terrorists should “not necessarily” serve out the entirety of their prison terms. His statement comes on the heels of Friday’s terror attack on London Bridge, in which two Brits were stabbed to death by a convicted terrorist who had been released early from prison.Corbyn’s softness towards terrorism should surprise no one, at least not those who have been paying attention to his unnervingly friendly attitude towards extremists over the past several decades (one Twitter user created a lengthy list). Corbyn is the...
  • Iran: Death toll from bloody crackdown on protests rises to 208

    12/02/2019 1:56:39 PM PST · by nuconvert · 22 replies
    Amnesty Int'l ^ | Dec. 2, 2019
    The number of people believed to have been killed during demonstrations in Iran that broke out on 15 November has risen to at least 208, said Amnesty International, based on credible reports received by the organization. The real figure is likely to be higher. Dozens of the deaths have been recorded in Shahriar city in Tehran province – one of the cities with the highest death tolls. -excerpt- According to information gathered by Amnesty International, families of victims have been threatened and warned not to speak to the media, or to hold funeral ceremonies for their loved ones. Some families...
  • Is Islam A Religion of Peace (Thoughts On Putin's Invocation of The Koran)

    12/01/2019 5:06:55 PM PST · by OddLane · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/1/19 | Gerard Perry
    I explore the context of the passage from the Koran quoted by Vladimir Putin in hopes of reconciling the warring parties of Yemen. I also contrast the "reconciliation" depicted in the Koran with true reconciliation in Christ, and explain how Yemen could truly solve its political problems.
  • UK: Man who used sledgehammer to smash windows of mosques turns out to be Shia targeting Sunnis

    12/01/2019 12:59:19 PM PST · by robowombat · 15 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | DEC 1, 2019 3:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    UK: Man who used sledgehammer to smash windows of mosques turns out to be Shia targeting Sunnis DEC 1, 2019 3:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER LEAVE A COMMENT How many of these attacks on mosques were presented by the political and media elites as instances of “Islamophobia”? In any case, the Sunni-Shi’ite jihad, having been fought for fourteen centuries in Muslim countries, has now come to diverse Britain. How far gone is Britain? This far gone: the non-Muslims are aware of Sunni-Shia hostility, and fear the consequences. In 2014, an 84-year-old non-Muslim, Kenneth Peters, who lived in a Shi’ite area,...
  • Former Indiana Resident Pleads Guilty to Concealing Terrorism Financing

    12/01/2019 9:42:47 AM PST · by ransomnote · 5 replies
    justice.gov ^ | November 26, 2019 | DOJ
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Former Indiana Resident Pleads Guilty to Concealing Terrorism Financing Samantha Marie Elhassani, aka Samantha Sally, 34, formerly of Elkhart, Indiana, pleaded guilty yesterday to a one-count Information charging her with concealment of terrorism financing in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2339C. Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana Thomas L. Kirsch II, FBI Assistant Director of the Counterterrorism Division Mike McGarrity, and FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Indianapolis field office Grant Mendenhall made the...