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  • Trump Vows “Severe Punishment” If Saudis Killed Journalist Khashoggi

    10/13/2018 9:27:05 AM PDT · by PFW · 22 replies
    Facing pressure from Congress to act, President Donald Trump vowed “severe punishment” on Saudi Arabia if it turns out that missing WaPo reporter Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, as Trump turned up the pressure on the kingdom in an interview to be broadcast Sunday night. “Nobody knows” whether Saudi officials are involved although they “deny it vehemently,” Trump said in an excerpt of a CBS News “60 Minutes” interview.”It’s being looked at very, very strongly. We would be very upset and angry if that was the case.” “We’re going to get to the bottom of...
  • British Prime Minister Theresa May says she trusts President Trump

    09/24/2018 10:53:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 24, 2018
    President Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May will be among more than 130 world leaders expected for meetings at the United Nations General Assembly this week. May will raise important global issues, including the Iran nuclear deal and the use of chemical weapons by Russia. Britain accuses Russia of poisoning four people in Salisbury, England. "CBS This Morning" co-host John Dickerson visited the prime minister's official residence at 10 Downing Street in London for her only interview ahead of the U.N. General Assembly. May told Dickerson that she trusts Mr. Trump and believes Iran is holding up its end...
  • Trump Claims Foreign Allies Don’t Want Him To Declassify Russia Documents

    09/21/2018 2:07:12 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 114 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/1212018 | Chuck Ross
    President Donald Trump claimed Thursday and Friday that foreign allies have asked him not to declassify documents from the Russia probe the unnamed foreign countries Trump said that he is honoring the allies’ wishes, as well as the DOJ’s, by backing off of his declassification request
  • Head of French OBGYN union attacked by gov’t, media for saying abortion takes a life

    09/19/2018 12:01:57 AM PDT · by wardaddy · 4 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 9-18-18 | Risden
    BROU-SUR-CHANTEREINE, France, September 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A pro-life French obstetrician who described abortion as homicide is drawing fire from France's pro-abortion media and the country's government itself. Even his own union is distancing itself from the pro-life physician's comments on abortion. Dr. Bertrand De Rochambeau, president of France's union of gynecologists and obstetricians, stood up for his right to refuse to commit abortions in an interview with a French television reporter. Reporter Valentine Oberti states in that interview that a conscientious objector clause to allow physicians in France to opt out of committing abortions is something that angers some...
  • Russia using advanced missile system sales to drive wedge between U.S. and allies

    09/14/2018 4:20:42 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 15 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/14/18 | USA Features
    It’s understandable that the Chinese would seek the S-400, given Beijing’s lengthy ties to the Russian defense industry. But Turkey’s decision to buy the S-400 is particularly worrisome given that Turkey is a NATO ally and buying a weapon system from a great power rival of the alliance can be viewed as Ankara moving closer to Moscow in general. Also, buying a rival country’s air defense system cuts down on interoperability, which NATO is working to improve as Russia continues to pose significant threats to European interests.
  • President Trump to meet Queen Elizabeth next month

    06/22/2018 6:01:17 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 23 replies
    Sky News ^ | 22 June 2018
    Donald Trump will meet the Queen when he visits Britain next month, the US ambassador to the UK has told Sky News. The president is due in Britain for a working visit on Friday 13 July - his first to the country since being elected in 2016. It is not a state visit with all the pomp and ceremony that comes with that, so the pair would not necessarily need to meet. But ambassador Robert Wood Johnson said that while plans have not yet been finalised, they will involve the president meeting Her Majesty. "Meeting Her Majesty is the most...
  • Is France Really an Ally of the United States?

    05/13/2018 8:27:39 AM PDT · by yoe · 150 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | May 13, 2018 | Guy Milličre
    No-go zones are growing rapidly in the suburbs of all of France's main cities. Shanty towns built by illegal migrants from Africa and the Middle East have sprung up in parts of Marseilles and Paris in the last few years. Islamization is everywhere. In hundreds of mosques, imams deliver fiery anti-Western speeches. Churches are vandalized. The number of rapes is rapidly increasing. Groups of veiled women roam the streets and insult the "immodest", unveiled, women. Macron's most important project since he was elected has been the creation of new Islamic institutions destined to adapt France to Islam -- not to...
  • Euroweenies Complain About Trump's Iran Deal Pullout [semi-satire]

    05/12/2018 11:42:06 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 May 2018 | John Semmens
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron decried President Trump's decision to cancel the United States' participation in the Iran deal negotiated by former Secretary of State John Kerry during the Obama Administration. "For more than 70 years we've counted on the United States to protect us from hostile powers," Merkel said. "President Obama gave us his word that the US would protect us from Iran. Now Trump has ripped up the piece of paper that ensured Iran won't develop nuclear weapons until it suits them. All the money the US paid Iran to get this agreement is...
  • Qatar: America's Biggest Little Ally in the Middle East

    04/11/2018 12:27:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2018 | Bob Barr
    If one were to pick an emblem of America’s global military might, the B-52 properly might top the list. The strategic bomber’s expansive 185-foot wingspan and 159-foot fuselage, make the “Stratofortress” a universally recognizable symbol of unrivaled aerial firepower. This is especially the case if you are unfortunate enough to be the target of its devastating payload – which can be munitions ranging from unguided or guided bombs, to cruise missiles or nuclear weapons. Reportedly, up to 500 Russian mercenaries fighting in Syria found this out the hard way in February, illustrating that when America wants to send a message, it...
  • One of America's Top Allies Has Lots to Say About the F-35

    04/02/2018 9:01:06 AM PDT · by BBell · 19 replies
    http://nationalinterest.org ^ | February 16, 2017 | Brendan Nicholson
    Within days, Australians will get to see the first of the RAAF’s new Joint Strike Fighters—just months after the jet’s noisiest critics told an inquiry it was a ‘jackass of all trades and masterful of none’. Two members of the Air Power Australia group went on to tell the Senate committee the aircraft was ‘a broken and obsolete design, unsuitable for modern combat’. The reality, say Australian fighter pilots and senior members of the ADF with intimate knowledge of the JSF’s capability, is vastly different. RAAF chief, Air Marshal Leo Davies, tells The Strategist that while the JSF, now officially...
  • Poland signs $4.75 billion deal for U.S. Patriot missile system facing Russia

    03/28/2018 1:35:52 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mar 28, 2018 | Lidia Kelly
    Poland signed the largest arms procurement deal in its history on Wednesday, agreeing with the United States to buy Raytheon Co’s (RTN.N) Patriot missile defense system for $4.75 billion in a major step to modernize its forces against a bolder Russia. “It is an extraordinary, historic moment; it is Poland’s introduction into a whole new world of state-of-the-art technology, modern weaponry, and defensive means,” President Andrzej Duda said during the signing ceremony. NATO member Poland has accelerated efforts to overhaul its ageing weaponry following Moscow’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula in 2014. Two-thirds of Poland’s weaponry dates from the Cold...
  • Trump: ‘I need allies’ in Congress

    03/26/2018 11:08:05 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    thehill ^ | 03/25/2018 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump DONALD JOHN TRUMP McCaskill: Clinton should be more careful in how she describes Trump voters Stormy Daniels lawyer slams critics who say there was 'nothing new' in '60 Minutes' interview Costello won't seek reelection in Pennsylvania MORE following a Republican's loss in a special Pennsylvania congressional election is encouraging voters to elect candidates who will support his agenda in the midterms. A Trump campaign email with the subject line “I need Allies” sent Saturday includes a survey for respondents to describe what qualities are most important to them in a candidate. “2018 is our chance to elect TRUMP...
  • Meet America’s Syrian Allies Who Helped Defeat ISIS

    02/17/2018 7:37:34 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | FEB. 17, 2018 | ROD NORDLAND
    MANBIJ, Syria — The large section of northeastern Syria once occupied by the Islamic State is now a rare safe area in the war-ravaged country, thanks to an American-backed coalition known as the Syrian Democratic Forces. The coalition’s fighters, who with American help drove the Islamic State from the region, are Arabs and Kurds, men and women, young and old. Many are veterans of multiple battles and have been wounded, but returned to the fight again and again. Here are a few of them.
  • Nikki Haley throws a party for nations that didn’t oppose US Jerusalem stance at UN

    12/22/2017 10:00:57 AM PST · by simpson96 · 42 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | 12/22/2017 | Staff
    Trump announced the move on Dec. 6, ending decades of U.S. ambiguity on the status of the city that both Israel and the Palestinians claim as their capital. (JTA) — To thank the 65 countries that did not support a resolution condemning President Donald Trump’s position on Jerusalem, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, invited her counterparts from those states to a reception. Haley extended the invitation Thursday hours after the General Assembly passed a resolution condemning Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the nrg news site reported. Nine countries voted against the resolution, including Israel,...
  • U.N. Defies Trump's Threats by Passing Resolution on Jerusalem

    12/21/2017 12:57:44 PM PST · by simpson96 · 64 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/21/2017 | Kambiz Foroohar
    The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly backed a measure critical of President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel despite U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley’s warning that the move could put funding for their nations and the global body at risk. The nonbinding UN resolution passed on Thursday by a vote of 128-9, with 35 nations abstaining. Key U.S. allies backing the measure over Trump’s threats included the U.K., France, Italy, Japan and Germany. The U.S. was joined in opposition by countries including Guatemala, Nauru and Micronesia. Abstentions included Australia, Canada and Argentina. “The United States will...
  • An Insult the US Won't Forget

    12/21/2017 8:14:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 21, 2017 | Shoula Romano Horing
    On Monday, the U.S. vetoed a UN Security Council draft resolution criticizing the United States’ decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. The vote was 14 to 1 and stated that the U.S. decision is null and void and must be rescinded, with only the U.S. voting against it. Under pressure by the Palestinians and Arab and Muslim nations, the president of the UN General Assembly has called an emergency session of the General Assembly for Thursday to consider a resolution similar to the one presented to the Security Council for...
  • The Iranian Plan to Destroy America's Allies

    12/15/2017 12:10:24 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Friday, 03 Nov 2017 03:51 PM | Lela Gilbert
    Have the ancient Christian communities in northern Iraq fallen prey to Iran’s radical Islamist aspirations?Will Iran be permitted to complete its “Shi’a Crescent” or “land bridge,” stretching from Tehran through Iraq, into Syria and on into Lebanon, where Iran’s proxy Hezbollah already asserts enormous power? Is President Donald Trump’s bold assertion that Iran will be denied hegemony in the Middle East being refuted by the facts on the ground? Just last week, I wrote about the renewed hope that surged across displaced Christian communities in Iraq’s Nineveh Plain following Vice President Mike Pence’s encouraging speech at an Washington D.C. event.
  • Trump's UK visit 'planned for February' despite outrage over anti Muslim Britain First retweets

    12/03/2017 4:12:19 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 14 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 12/3/17 | Andy Richardson
    Donald Trump is reportedly due to travel to the UK in February for his planned visit - despite outrage over his retweets of posts by an anti-Muslim group. The US president sparked a huge backlash when he shared the hate propaganda by Britain First to his more than 44 million followers just days ago. [snip] Trump's actions triggered a sharp rebuke from an army of critics - including Theresa May, who described the tweets as "wrong". Figures including London Mayor Sadiq Khan also demanded the prime minister go further and cancel her invitation to Trump to visit the UK. But...
  • America's Indispensable Friends

    11/16/2017 4:42:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The world equates American military power with the maintenance of the postwar global order of free commerce, communications and travel. Sometimes American power leads to costly, indecisive interventions like those in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya that were not able to translate superiority on the battlefield into lasting peace. But amid the frustrations of American foreign policy, it is forgotten that the United States also plays a critical but more silent role in ensuring the survival of small, at-risk nations. The majority of them are democratic and pro-Western. But they all share the misfortune of living in dangerous neighborhoods full of...
  • Germany election: Merkel wins fourth term, exit poll says

    09/24/2017 9:19:01 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 78 replies
    bbc.com ^ | September 24, 2017 | BBC
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected for a fourth term in federal elections, exit polls suggest. Her conservative CDU/CSU alliance has won 32.5% of the vote, remaining the largest party in Germany's parliament, according to the ARD poll.