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  • The Iranian regime must release all American and foreign hostages!(my title)

    01/27/2020 1:07:05 PM PST · by nuconvert · 5 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1-27-20 | Mike Pompeo
    For the second straight year, U.S. Navy veteran Michael White spent his birthday suffering in a horrible Iranian prison. The Iranian regime must release all American and foreign hostages!
  • Islamic State announces ‘new phase’ of attacks mainly targeting Israel

    01/27/2020 10:47:48 AM PST · by Red Badger · 12 replies ^ | 01/27/2020 | Staff
    Audio message from spokesman says focus is now on ‘fighting the Jews and reclaiming what they have stolen from the Muslims’; urges sabotage of Trump peace plan The Islamic State group vowed Monday to shift its focus from the remnants of its “caliphate” toward making Israel the main target of its attacks. It also called to sabotage a peace plan US President Donald Trump is due to unveil, according to a purported audio message from its spokesman. Abu Hamza al-Quraishi said IS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Quraishi encourages the group’s fighters to launch “a new phase” and vowed major operations...
  • Turkey's Quiet Deal Keeps U.S. Close, Israel Not So Far

    10/01/2011 2:29:30 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 5 replies
    NPR ^ | October 1, 2011 | Peter Kenyon
    Turkey's leaders have called Israel the "West's spoiled child," and the "bully" of the eastern Mediterranean. When a Tel Aviv soccer team showed up in Istanbul recently for a match, the welcome was less than warm. In September, Turkey kicked out the Israeli ambassador, suspended military and trade deals and threatened legal and naval action to challenge Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip. As roars of approval went up around the Arab world, few noticed another announcement quietly slipped in by Ankara: Turkey had signed off on a plan to host an American X-band radar system as part of a...
  • Mike Pompeo: NPR Reporter Lied, Broke Off-the-Record Agreement

    01/26/2020 9:39:19 AM PST · by davikkm · 67 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saturday that National Public Radio reporter Mary Louise Kelly lied to him and broke an off-the-record agreement. “NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly lied to me, twice,” Pompeo said in a statement. “First, last month, in setting up our interview and, then again yesterday, in agreeing to have our post-interview conversation off the record.” Pompeo and his staff said Kelly agreed that an interview with the secretary would be about Iran but that she asked questions about Ukraine and United States Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. Kelly revealed on NPR that Pompeo afterward berated her...
  • Economic Sanctions Erode Iran’s Appetite to Escalate Conflict With US: Experts

    01/26/2020 8:28:40 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | January 26, 2020 Updated: January 26, 2020 | TOM OZIMEK
    Economic sanctions against Iran are having an effect, experts who spoke with The Epoch Times agreed. Yet views diverged on the nature of the impact and on how big of a role sanctions have played in the Islamic regime’s reluctance to escalate after the assassination of a top general. Gen. Qassem Soleimani was killed in Baghdad on Jan. 3 by a missile fired from a U.S. drone. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the strike a preemptive move to keep Soleimani from executing an “imminent” attack on American assets. In retaliation, Iranian leaders ordered ballistic missile strikes that on Jan....
  • US ambassador to the UN slams Iran at Security Council

    01/25/2020 7:33:46 AM PST · by Twotone · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | January 24, 2020 | Deborah Dahan
    US Ambassador to the United Nation Kelly Craft slammed Iran and supported Israel at the United Nations Security Council debate on the Middle East last Tuesday, as reported by the Jewish News Syndicate. She urged council members to focus on Iran instead of Israel. “While the world criticizes Israel, Israel is making the world a better place. The council should not lose sight of this fact,” she said. “Our failure to address Iran’s central role in destabilizing the region sends a powerfully damaging message to those seeking lasting peace and prosperity in the region.” Craft urged the council to “focus...
  • Poll: Many in US support Trump decision to kill Iran general

    01/24/2020 8:55:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 24, 2020 | Ben Fox and Emily Swanson
    A new poll shows Americans are more likely than not to support President Donald Trump’s decision to order a drone strike that killed an Iranian general, even amid widespread skepticism about his foreign policy overall. The poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research was taken about two weeks after the Jan. 3 strike that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Iraq. It found that 41% of Americans approved of the action while 30% disapproved of it. The rest didn’t express an opinion either way. …
  • Why Conflict With Iran Over Iraq Can’t End Until America Withdraws

    01/23/2020 9:08:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/23/2020 | By Willis L. Krumholz
    Iran was dealt a severe blow with the strike that killed Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani. Yet because of Iran’s core interests, the danger to U.S. servicemembers in Iraq is far from over. Instead of playing politics, Washington must realize that risking the lives of American forces in a gamble to reduce Iranian influence in Iraq isn’t worth it and may be self-defeating. Just look at the history of America and Iran.Many Americans view this history as starting in 1979 when, during the Iranian Revolution that overthrew the shah, Islamic radicals stormed the U.S. embassy in Iran and held...
  • Standoff: U.S. troops block Russian forces from capturing Syrian oil field

    01/22/2020 1:28:12 PM PST · by Enterprise · 44 replies ^ | January 21, 2020 | Ben Wolfgang
    U.S. troops last weekend reportedly found themselves in a standoff with Russian forces trying to gain access to key oil fields in northeastern Syria. The Saturday standoff — first reported by Turkish media outlets, citing unnamed local officials in the Turkey-Syria border region — seems to have ended without any shots being fired or any real risk of violence between the two sides. American military personnel reportedly stopped a Russian convoy near the town of Rmelan, and the Russian forces then apparently turned back and returned to their home base. Still, the near-clash serves as a reminder of the high...
  • The Rage of the Democrats

    01/23/2020 7:16:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    American ^ | January 23, 2020 | Amil Imani
    What underlies the rage of the Democrat Party and of the leftist Democrat Establishment vis-à-vis President Donald Trump? Over forty years ago, during my high school years in Iran, my father and I had a conversation. He was an avid Republican, even though he lived on the other side of the world. Right before I prepared to leave Iran for the U.S., he gave me some fatherly advice. He explained why the Democrat Party was bad for America, bad for Iran, and bad for the world. He advised me that if I ever became a US citizen, I should never...
  • Fury, as Boko Haram beheads CAN chair in Adamawa -(Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria)

    01/22/2020 11:29:20 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 22 replies
    vanguardngr ^ | 1/22/2020 | vanguardngr
    THE vicious jihadist terrorist organisation, Islamic State’s West Africa Province, ISWAP, also known as Boko Haram sect has beheaded abducted Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Rev. Lawan Andimi.
  • Obama Passed the Buck. Trump Refused to Play.

    01/20/2020 4:32:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Lee Smith ^ | January 13, 2020 | January 13, 2020
    The Iran deal was never meant to stop Iran from building a bomb—it was supposed to delay it until disaster happened on someone else’s watchIn the wake of the targeted killing of Iranian terror master Qassem Soleimani, an interesting fight has broken out—after Donald Trump failed to brief them in advance of the strike, Democrats began fulsomely criticizing the president. This led Republican lawmakers to accuse their counterparts across the aisle of pro-terrorist sympathies. Maybe Republicans are still sore that Barack Obama compared them to Iranian hardliners like Soleimani for denouncing his signature foreign policy initiative, the Iran nuclear deal,...
  • Iran’s regime arrests famous Christian convert in Tehran

    01/19/2020 9:51:39 PM PST · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jan 18, 2020
    Iranian authorities last week arrested Fatemeh Mohammadi, a woman who converted to Christianity, and was transported to a secret location. The Persian-language news agency HRANA first reported on Mohammadi’s arrest. According to the website Article 18, which seeks to promote religious freedom, “The 21-year-old, who after her conversion now prefers to be known as Mary, was reportedly arrested on Sunday near Azadi Square, where protests were taking place following the Iranian government’s admission of guilt in the downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane.” Article 18 said, “A number of protesters were reportedly arrested on Sunday evening, as protests took place...
  • Did You Know That 2020 Socialist Candidate For President Bernie Sanders Supported Iran During...

    01/19/2020 7:32:41 PM PST · by davikkm · 19 replies
    IWB ^ | Geoffrey Grider
    In April 1979, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini took over Iran; months later 52 American diplomats and citizens, as well as citizens of other nations, were kidnapped and held hostage for 444 days in the US Embassy in Tehran. How far has America fallen in just 41 short years? We have fallen so far that the most popular Democratic candidate for president in 2020 is a hardcore Socialist Communist who sided with Iran and against America during the 1979 Iranian Hostage Crisis. That same man in 2020 displays an open hatred for Israel and is still siding with Iranagainst America. Of course,...
  • Donald Trump Stumbles Into a Foreign-Policy Triumph

    01/17/2020 12:58:01 PM PST · by edwinland · 87 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | JANUARY 17, 2020 | TOM MCTAGUE
    A year and a half into Donald Trump’s presidency, Henry Kissinger set out a theory. “I think Trump may be one of those figures in history who appears from time to time to mark the end of an era and to force it to give up its old pretences,” he told the Financial Times. “It doesn’t necessarily mean that he knows this, or that he is considering any great alternative. It could just be an accident.” A term has been coined to describe this notion: Ryan Evans of War on the Rocks calls them “Trumportunities.” It is the idea that,...
  • Turkish airstrikes target Yazidi areas recovering from ISIS genocide

    01/16/2020 1:34:37 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | JANUARY 16, 2020 14:23 | SETH J. FRANTZMAN
    The impoverished Yazidi community survived ISIS genocidal attacks but has been targeted repeatedly by Turkey since 2017. Turkey again carried out a targeted assassination of Yazidi members of a far-left group in Sinjar in northern Iraq on Wednesday, according to local reports. It is one of several airstrikes Turkey has carried out in the area where members of the Yazidi minority live.  The impoverished Yazidi community survived ISIS genocidal attacks but have now been targeted repeatedly by Turkey since 2017, including a Turkish invasion of Afrin in 2018 that led to ethnic-cleansing of Yazidi villages and a Turkish attack with...
  • Iran Protests Spread To Second City As IRGC Tries To Crack Down

    01/17/2020 7:00:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/17/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    Just how serious a threat to the Iranian regime are these street protests? They have not abated since the regime finally admitted lying about the shootdown of Ukraine International Flight 752. Time Magazine reports today that the tenacity of the outrage represents a serious threat to the mullahs, although they still take the protests over the death of Qassem Soleimani at face value: Days earlier, millions of Iranians had gathered in grief and rage after a U.S. airstrike killed Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani on Jan. 3. But the feeling shifted when it seemed Tehran was trying to cover up...
  • Iran’s top leader: Trump is ‘clown’ who will betray Iranians

    01/17/2020 1:28:06 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 23 replies ^ | January 17, 2020 | AMIR VAHDAT and JOSEPH KRAUSS
    Iran’s supreme leader said President Donald Trump is a “clown” who only pretends to support the Iranian people, as he addressed Friday prayers In Tehran for the first time since 2012. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Trump will “push a poisonous dagger” into the nation’s back. He said the outpouring of grief at the funeral for Iran’s top general, who was killed in a U.S. airstrike earlier this month, shows that Iranians support the Islamic Republic.
  • SDC: We are members of third Cairo Conference, Egypt supports our position

    01/16/2020 12:02:16 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 9 replies
    North-Press Agency - Raqqa ^ | 2020-01-16 12:02:36 | Agid Mishmish
    Riyad Dirar, the co-chair of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC), the political wing of the Syrian Democratic Forces SDF, stressed that they are among those who are inviting but not invited to the Third Cairo Conference, because they are from the preparatory committee of it. He stressed Egypt's important role in the political solution in Syria and that it supports their position in facing "Turkish aggression" in the region. Dirar said in a statement to North-Press, that the Syrian Democratic Council is included in the preparatory committee for "Cairo 3" conference, and they are seeking to develop the road map...
  • Congress’s Personal Disdain for Trump is Impeding National Security in Iranian Conflict

    01/16/2020 3:24:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | January 16, 2020 | Kay Coles James
    What do the Iranian people, who have turned out in droves to protest their own government, know that many members of Congress don’t? They realize it’s their leaders who represent a grave threat to the future of their own country and world peace, not the president of the United States. Too many in Congress have let their personal disdain for President Donald Trump cloud their obligation to ensure the safety of Americans at home and abroad. Some have apologized to the Iranian regime that has backed repeated attacks against U.S. personnel and our embassy in Iraq. A majority in the...