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  • News Summary At This Hour

    08/19/2018 9:03:58 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/19/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    White House National Security Advisor John Bolton met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his official residence in Jerusalem tonight.... Salih Khater, a Sudanese born UK national, will appear in court Monday charged with two counts of attempted murder over a terrorist incident last week in London.... The FBI and Oregon State Police handling of a January 26, 2016 "felony traffic stop" that killed one Oregon Standoff protestor, LaVoy Finicum, and injured another, Ryan Bundy, came under scrutiny from an esteemed mainstream media outlet this weekend..... In South Africa, white farmers fearful of the government seizing their land are...
  • US set to launch final anti-Daesh offensive in Syria

    08/19/2018 3:26:28 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 7 replies
    Gulf News (Emirates News) ^ | August 19, 2018 | Sami Zaatari, Staff Reporter
    Abu Dhabi: The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is set to launch a major offensive against the last remaining Daesh stronghold on the eastern side of the Euphrates Valley in Syria, as the coalition seeks to finally drive the terrorists out of the area. Colonel Sean Ryan, spokesperson for the US Central Command’s operations against Daesh in Syria and Iraq, briefed reporters at the US embassy in Abu Dhabi on Sunday about the planned offensive to retake the town of Hajin from Daesh. This will be part of the third phase of ‘Operation Roundup’. Launched in May, the operation is...
  • Iranians Yearn for Freedom

    08/19/2018 6:19:32 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 13 replies
    Daily caller ^ | 8/19/18 | Slater Bakhtavar
    It is worth noting that some in the American press, most explicitly CNN, have fundamentally misunderstood these protests, mischaracterizing them as internal struggles between political hardliners and “reformists”. This is an almost comical error, and causes one to wonder whether anyone making it has actually seen the demonstrations. The people in the streets are shouting phrases like “marg bar dictator” (meaning ‘down with the dictator’, a reference to Iranian Grand Ayatollah and Supreme Leader Khamenei) and “marg bar Rouhani” (“down with Rouhani”, the current Iranian president). Their opposition to the brutal regime under which they suffer could not be clearer....
  • Iran says U.S. 'action group' will fail to overthrow Iranian state

    08/19/2018 1:52:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | August 19, 2018 4:29 AM | Bozorgmehr Sharafedin
    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said on Sunday that a new Iran Action Group in the U.S. State Department aimed to overthrow the Islamic Republic, but would fail. He was speaking on the 65th anniversary of a U.S.-backed coup that overthrew a democratically elected Iranian prime minister, an occasion when anti-American sentiment runs particularly high in the Islamic Republic. Comparing fresh U.S. sanctions on Tehran imposed by President Donald Trump with the 1953 coup that ousted nationalist Iranian Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh, Zarif said Tehran will not let history repeat itself. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    08/18/2018 8:09:45 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/18/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    There's word from the war Saudi Arabia is conducting in Yemen against the Houthis who heavily populate the northern part of the country and are supported by Iran. A bomb supplied by the United States was used in an air attack on a school bus recently that killed 51 people including 40 children. It was a laser guided Mk 82 bomb manufactured by defense contractor Lockheed Martin according to the lettering on it. This news report has political overtones since CNN is behind it noting that former President Barack Obama banned the sale of these kind of bombs after an...
  • A Saudi War-Crime in Yemen? Analysing the Dahyan Bombing

    08/18/2018 8:29:08 AM PDT · by McGruff · 14 replies
    Bellingcat ^ | August 18, 2018 | Michael Cruickshank
    At just after 8:20 in the morning on the 9th of August, a bomb dropped from a Saudi-led Coalition plane struck a busy market area in the center of Dahyan, in Saada Governorate, Yemen. The bomb impacted close to the middle of the main road through the town, causing massive civilians casualties. Tragically, most of these casualties came from a single bus carrying students aged as young as 6 on a religious field trip. Local health officials put the final death toll at 54, including 44 children. The death toll is backed up by significant amounts of video evidence showing...
  • US ends Syria stabilization funding, cites more allied cash

    08/17/2018 5:33:46 PM PDT · by bitt · 17 replies
    www.cnbc.com ^ | 8/17/2018 | ap
    <p>The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as it moves to extricate itself from the conflict.</p> <p>The State Department said it had notified Congress on Friday that it would not spend some $230 million that had been planned for Syria programs and would instead shift that money to other areas.</p>
  • New Statements From Kurdish Groups In Iran As US Forms Iran Action Group

    08/18/2018 3:31:00 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 5 replies
    Tsarizm.com ^ | 8/18/18 | Seth Frantzman
    Kurdish groups who oppose the Iranian regime have recently been involved in a number of clashes with the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). This uptick in political activity and also armed conflict in western Iran, has led to a variety of statements. We have collected them in one place, two of them are exclusive to The Middle East Center for Reporting and Analysis. Mustafa Hijri Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan On August 15 Mustafa Hijri, the General Secretary of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI), gave an interview that appeared on Kurdistan 24. We received a version of...
  • U.N. chief suggests options for improved Palestinian protection

    08/17/2018 5:03:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | August 17, 2018 7:10 PM | Michelle Nichols
    The protection of Palestinian civilians could be improved by the deployment of U.N.-mandated armed forces or unarmed observers, a beefed-up U.N. civilian presence or expanded U.N. assistance, Secretary-General António Guterres wrote in a report on Friday. The United Nations General Assembly requested the report in a resolution adopted in June that condemned Israel for excessive force against Palestinian civilians and denounced the firing of rockets from Gaza into Israeli civilian areas, but did not mention Hamas, the Islamist group that controls Gaza. The resolution asked for proposals to ensure “the safety, protection and well-being of the Palestinian civilian population under...
  • Would The U.S. Sanction China For Buying Iranian Oil?

    08/17/2018 3:00:56 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 10 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 08-17-2018 | Irina
    A U.S. State Department official has suggested that Washington could impose sanctions on China if it continues to buy Iranian oil after November 4 when sanctions specifically targeting Iranian oil sales abroad will kick in, the Wall Street Journal reports. The WSJ quotes newly appointed special representative and head of an Iran Action Group at the State Department as saying that, “The United States certainly hopes for full compliance by all nations in terms of not risking the threat of U.S. secondary sanctions if they continue with those transactions.” In addition, Brian Hook declined to rule out the possibility that...
  • Egypt identifies “terrorist cell” linked to failed church bombing

    08/17/2018 2:17:43 PM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies
    Gulf News ^ | 10:03 August 13, 2018
    The militant was wearing an explosive belt, and tried to mingle with worshippers gathered at the church Image Credit: Photo courtesy of Egyptian interior ministry Egypt's police arrests six people over involvement in failed attack on Qalyubiya's Mostorod Church Cairo: Egyptian security forces have arrested seven alleged militants suspected of involvement in a foiled church bombing outside Cairo on Saturday, the interior ministry said on Sunday. Ministry in a statement revealed the identity of the suicide bomber, and is said to have arrested six others involved in the case, including two women. The attacker has been identified as 29-year-old Omar...
  • James Mattis: Latin American countries selling out their sovereignty to Russia, China

    08/17/2018 12:30:07 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 17, 2018 | Martin Arostegui
    A Chinese space force in Argentina, Russian control of Venezuelan gas and South American armies equipped with the latest Chinese and Russian hardware. Until recently, it might have sounded like the plot of a geopolitical thriller in a region once considered America’s backyard. But this is what Defense Secretary James N. Mattis faced on his visit this week to several South American nations, where economic and military posturing by Beijing and Moscow has been on the rise for the past decade. Analysts say Chinese loans in recent years have allowed authoritarian leaders to consolidate power in Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua,...
  • Turkey’s Lira Currency Crumbles as Trump Turns the Screws After Erdogan Double-Cross

    08/13/2018 6:16:56 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 12,2018 | John J. Xenakis
    Trump met Erdogan at a Nato meeting early in June. Their discussions were very friendly, and after they ended, Trump thought they had made a deal: Trump would ask Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to release a Turkish citizen, Ebru Ozkan, arrested because of alleged terrorist links to Hamas, and then Turkey would release pastor Andrew Brunson, who was arrested in Turkey on October 2016 on charges of espionage, which the US considers are bogus charges. So on July 14, Trump called Netanyahu and requested that Ozkan be released, and she was released the next day. But Brunson was not...
  • ISRAEL’S LONG ARM REACHES PEDDLER OF DEATH: A clear and present danger is eliminated.

    08/17/2018 6:52:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/16/2018 | Ari Lieberman
    The spasm of Hamas-provoked violence that gripped the Gaza Strip and parts of southern Israel last week has temporarily halted for the time being. According to credible reports, Israel informed Cairo that it would begin targeting Hamas leaders and commanders if Hamas failed to rein in its assorted thugs and gangsters. Hamas heeded the call, and for good reason. Over the years, Israel’s various security branches have developed a penchant for liquidating dangerous enemies who seek to inflict harm on the Jewish State. Hamas is keenly aware of this fact having recently lost two of its operatives – Mohammad Zawari and Fadi...
  • Mueller may have a conflict — and it leads directly to a Russian oligarch

    05/14/2018 1:14:54 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    The sHill ^ | 5/14/18 | John Solomon
    ...In 2009, when Mueller ran the FBI, the bureau asked Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska to spend millions of his own dollars funding an FBI-supervised operation to rescue a retired FBI agent, Robert Levinson, captured in Iran while working for the CIA in 2007.
  • News Summary At This Hour

    08/16/2018 9:26:33 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/16/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The headline on the editorial page of "The York Dispatch" newspaper in York, Pennsylvania today was "Trump Parrots Tyrants". Hundreds of newspapers across the country participated in joint editorializing against President Trump's tough criticism of mainstream media in the country. But that's not all. There was a cartoon to the right of the editorial depicting eight leaders. Joseph Stalin, Mao Tse Tung, Adolf Hitler...... The jurors spent Thursday deliberating in Alexandria, Virginia at the trial of Paul Manafort..... This message was tweeted in the United Kingdom Wednesday: "...3 charged with grooming and raping 6 minors in Barrow in Furness. They've...
  • Brazil presidential front-runner vows to close Palestinian embassy

    08/09/2018 6:43:51 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 8 replies
    The Tiimes of Israel ^ | August 9, 2018 | Marcus M. Gilban
    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (JTA) — Brazil’s front-running presidential candidate has announced he will close the Palestinian embassy in Brasilia in addition to moving his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “Is Palestine a country? Palestine is not a country, so there should be no embassy here,” Jair Bolsonaro, a lawmaker from the Social Liberal Party, declared on Tuesday when the National Congress reopened after a three-week recess. “You do not negotiate with terrorists,” he added.
  • Statement From Iranian Resistance: Mullahs Give-away the Caspian Sea In Attempt to Preserve Regime

    08/16/2018 8:10:21 PM PDT · by Pavegecko · 13 replies
    Tsarizm.com ^ | 8/16/18 | L Todd Wood
    ran, Aug. 14, 2018 – In yet another attempt to preserve the faltering clerical regime, Hassan Rouhani, acting on orders from the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, signed the Caspian Sea Treaty, which is against the Iranian nation’s interests. Undermining the Iranian nation’s national interests, including one trillion dollars in damages from the unpatriotic war with Iraq, the destruction of the environment, the drying up of the nation’s water reserves, the plunder of the Iranian people’s wealth and its squander on exporting terrorism, warmongering, and nuclear and missile programs, are all familiar devices of the mullahs’ regime, which has declared safeguarding...
  • Payment seen unlikely on $1.1 billion in maturing Venezuela bonds

    08/16/2018 5:38:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 15, 2018 | Rodrigo Campos, and Brian Ellsworth
    Venezuela faces payments of $1.1 billion in interest and principal on two bonds maturing on Wednesday, but investors expect the cash-strapped nation to continue its pattern of no payments. The government of President Nicolas Maduro has halted almost all foreign debt payments, leaving Venezuela, which has a debt load of around $60 billion in direct and subsidiary foreign bonds, in default.
  • UN says an estimated 2.3 million people have fled Venezuela

    08/15/2018 12:10:07 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 33 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | August 14, 2018 | Edith M. Lederer, Associated Presstitute
    An estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans had fled the crisis-wracked country as of June, mainly to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil, the United Nations said Tuesday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters that those fleeing — about 7 percent of Venezuela’s 32.8 million people — cite lack of food as the main reason for leaving. U.N. humanitarian officials report that 1.3 million of those who fled were “suffering from malnourishment,” he said. Oil-rich Venezuela has been sinking deeper into an economic and political crisis. Hyperinflation and widespread shortages of food and medicine are battering the country, and the International Monetary Fund...