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  • Explosion of cheers from Iran and China dissidents (on booting Obama holdovers at VOA)

    06/05/2020 6:07:26 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Monica Showalter
    President Trump was happy as heck at the news that Michael Pack, his choice for new director at the Voice of America, finally got confirmed by the Senate. It came as a sort of miracle, given the hideous protracted battle from deep state's Obama holdovers desperate to keep him out. It even involved a last-ditch Kavanaugh-style underhanded bid to smear him as corrupt in order to delay his confirmation battle to eternity. It failed. And now what's probably the last solid Obama bastion of government has been toppled like a Saddam statue. *snip* (Tweet images at source) But if you...
  • Stunning explosion of cheers from Iran and China dissidents over booting of Obama holdovers at Voice of America

    06/05/2020 7:10:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/05/2020 | Monica Showalter
    President Trump was happy as heck at the news that Michael Pack, his choice for new director at the Voice of America, finally got confirmed by the Senate. It came as a sort of miracle, given the dirty, protracted battle from deep state's Obama holdovers to keep him out. It was so underhanded it involved a last-ditch Kavanaugh-style bid to smear Pack as corrupt if for nothing else to delay his Senate confirmation to eternity. It was deep state at its worst and it failed. Now, what's probably the last solid Obama bastion of deep-state government has toppled. Congratulations to Michael Pack! Nobody has any...
  • Michael White thanks President Trump for efforts to secure his release from captivity in Iran

    06/04/2020 2:24:29 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 04 2020
    Jun. 04, 2020 - 3:10 - Navy veteran Michael White speaks exclusively to Rich Edson in Zurich, Switzerland following his release from captivity in Iran.
  • Iran releases US Navy veteran Michael White

    06/04/2020 8:41:23 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 04 2020 | Rebecca Klar
    Iran has released U.S. Navy veteran Michael White, who had been detained for nearly two years, his family confirmed Thursday. I am blessed to announce that the nightmare is over, and my son is safely in American custody and on his way home, Whites mother, Joanne White, said in a statement shared by a family spokesman on Twitter. Joanne White thanked the State Department, Swiss diplomats and former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D) in her statement. U.S. special envoy for Iran Brian Hook flew to Zurich with a doctor to meet...
  • Voice of America, or Voice of the Mullahs in Iran?

    05/28/2020 6:01:24 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 28 May, 2020 | Jamshid Chalangi
    ..However, with the advent of the Obama administration and the start of a policy of appeasement towards the Iranian regime, there was a general change of atmosphere at the VOA and as such, entry into the Persian section for those with known affiliations to the Islamic republic were facilitated. This approach was justified on the grounds that it would help attain the compromise needed with Iran to secure a nuclear agreement with the 5+1. These developments took a disturbing turn when the annual task of assessing News Talk and other programs of the VOA Persian was assigned to Mr. Hooman...
  • Islamic Republic of Iran: Brother torches house, kills his 18-year-old sister for marrying a man he disliked

    05/31/2020 2:05:46 PM PDT · by robowombat · 16 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | MAY 31, 2020 3:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Islamic Republic of Iran: Brother torches house, kills his 18-year-old sister for marrying a man he disliked MAY 31, 2020 3:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER This comes as the news of the beheading of a 13-year-old girl by her father in a so-called honor killing in the same province shook Iran on Tuesday and stoked a nationwide outcry. Why does this keep happening? According to Islamic law, retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right. However, not subject to retaliation is a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their...
  • Iranian parliament elected Qalibaf as new speaker

    06/01/2020 11:16:15 PM PDT · by hassan.mahmoud · 1 replies
    June 2,2020 | Hassan.Mahmoudi
    By: Hassan.Mahmoudi On Thursday, May 28, Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf (58)was elected as Speaker of the Eleventh Iranian Parliament, which has 290 seats, the majority of which is in the hands of fundamentalists affiliated with the Khamenei faction. After Khomeini dominated Iran in 1979, Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf started his activities in Bassij para militia force affiliated with IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps). By the onset of the protests in the Kurdistan region to gain their social rights, Qalibaf went there to have a role in suppressing this ethnic minority. During the Iran-Iraq war, Qalibaf served in the south and very soon...
  • [Israeli] Defense minister tells army to step up preparations as annexation looms

    06/01/2020 11:52:56 AM PDT · by jonatron · 2 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | June 1, 2020 | Judah Ari Gross
    Defense Minister Benny Gantz orders IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi to step up preparations for the IDF, his office says, ahead of the potential annexation of portions of the West Bank. Alternate Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benny Gantz instructed the chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Aviv Kohavi, to step up preparations for the IDF ahead of diplomatic efforts on the agenda in the Palestinian arena, the statement reads. Gantz says he also plans to appoint a point-person to coordinate between the different government bodies involved in the process. In addition, a joint team will be formed that will...
  • Egypt announces international anti-Turkey alliance

    06/01/2020 6:31:31 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | May 31, 2020 | George Mikhail
    Egypt has announced an anti-Turkey alliance that includes Greece, Cyprus, the United Arab Emirates (UAE)and France to confront Turkish moves in Libya and the Mediterranean. The announcement was made during a virtual meeting with the foreign ministers of these countries on May 11. In a joint statement issued shortly after the meeting, the five-party alliance said it will focus on confronting the Turkish moves in the territorial waters in Cyprus, where Turkey has been carrying out illegal excavations in the Mediterranean under Cyprus sovereignty. The alliance also condemned Turkeys escalated violations of Greek airspace. The European Union condemned May 16...
  • CRUZ MISSILE Ted Cruz calls for CRIMINAL investigation into Twitter for potentially violating US sanctions against Iran

    05/29/2020 9:13:11 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    The Sun ^ | 29 May 2020, 14:58Updated: 29 May 2020, 16:32 | Mollie Mansfield
    SENATOR Ted Cruz is calling for a criminal investigation into Twitter for potentially "violating US sanctions against Iran." Cruz asked for the investigation in a letter to the Justice and Treasury departments on Friday. In February, Cruz wrote a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to ask him to stop providing social media services to Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. Now, the senator is calling on Attorney General William Barr and Secretary Steve Mnuchin to "take action." In Friday's letter, Cruz wrote: "I believe that the primary goal of (the International Emergency Economic...
  • Keith Ellison elected Minnesota AG despite domestic abuse allegations

    11/07/2018 7:41:31 AM PST · by cann · 39 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 11/7/18 | By Lukas Mikelionis | Fox News
    Minnesota Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison has been elected as the state Attorney General, fending off his Republican opponent in an election mired with domestic abuse allegations. Ellison, the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, defeated Republican Doug Wardlow and his ambitious run to become the first Republican state attorney general in nearly half a century. Ellison was once seen as the comfortable favorite in the race, but his campaign was thrown into turmoil when his former girlfriend accused him in August of physical and emotional abuse when they dated.
  • Ayatollah Khamenei and the Unhinged Mind of a Religious Zealot

    05/27/2020 8:01:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 27, 2020 | Ari Lieberman
    Irans Supreme Leader calls for a final solution to Israel and the liberation of Palestine. This past Friday, Israelis of all backgrounds and political persuasions celebrated Jerusalem Day, which commemorates Israels liberation of the eastern part of the city during the Six Day War of 1967. While Israelis were celebrating and reflecting on their admirable achievements, it was an entirely different affair in the Islamic Republic of Iran where Iranian authorities organized and orchestrated anti-Israel demonstrations in commemoration of Quds Day. The hateful rallies came with all the expected banalities including the requisite burning of Israeli and American flags and...
  • First Iranian oil tanker docks in Venezuela

    05/25/2020 3:38:45 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 29 replies
    AFP ^ | May 25, 2020 | AFP
    The first of five Iranian tankers carrying much-needed gasoline and oil derivatives docked in Venezuela on Monday, Caracas announced amid concern in Washington over the burgeoning relationship between countries it sees as international pariahs. In a statement delivered on state television, Oil Minister Tareck El Aissami said the convoy was an expression of the Venezuelan people's "self-determination" and praised Tehran's friendship at a time of need.
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Weekend Version DC 19 The "Socialist Parties" Want "Social Distancing" And Masks

    05/23/2020 8:05:11 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/23/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Country music in the 1970's great memories of good times listening to the country sounds on the radio and that's how I spent do much of my teenage years a unique experience for some of us back then. The "Dictatorship of Covid 19" continues with all the negative effects of a totally disrupted society that is nowhere near back to real normally. I am reminded of a movie I saw at a religious festival back in the 1980's made in 1981..... Democrats And Republicans Want Social Distancing And Masks, Others Never Supported Those Or Any Other Restrictions Related To The...
  • Iranian Tankers To Reach Venezuela In Next 24 Hours Amid Threat Of Imminent Military Force By US (Sat Eve/Sun Morn)

    05/23/2020 3:11:06 PM PDT · by blam · 95 replies
    USSA News ^ | 3-23-2020
    By as early as the evening on Saturday or Sunday morning it's expected that the first among the five Iranian tankers transporting fuel to gasoline-starved Venezuela will enter the Latin American country's coastal waters. Maduro officials have issued an emergency notice to the United Nations of an illegal "threat of imminent use of military force by the United States." And with Washington threatening to block what it deems "sanctions-busting" by two "rogue states" - both under severe sanctions - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has issued his own last minute warning. Today we alerted the UN Security Council and Secretary General...
  • U.S., Iran Approach Showdown Over Oil Tankers Headed for Venezuela

    05/23/2020 5:20:41 AM PDT · by kevcol · 104 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 22, 2020 | Adam Kredo
    Five Iranian oil tankers are currently making their way to Venezuela, where they intend to bust an economic blockade established by the Trump administration on President Nicolas Maduro . . . Iranian military leaders said their oil tankers would reach the Caribbean in the coming days. In response, the U.S. Navy has already deployed several ships to the area. Both Iran and Venezuela have threatened violence if the United States intercedes in the shipment. And while the Trump administration would not telegraph any actions it may be planning, U.S. officials made clear the United States does not intend to let...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 5/22/2020 Newsdump Friday Holiday Weekend

    05/22/2020 10:01:58 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/22/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The Atilis Gym in Bellmawr, New Jersey open for business today..... Car-rental company Hertz filing for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 in Delaware today.... Economic advisers to the President see better economic news later this year...... For the first time since a major economic downturn in 2002, Argentina is in default on a loan tonight..... Iran's top military commander says his country has intelligence on US military movements in the Persian Gulf region and far beyond....... A successful test of a laser weapon by the United States........ The US is considering a nuclear weapons test for the first time since 1992.........
  • Navy Issues Iran Warning to Keep Away From Warships

    05/22/2020 10:12:28 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 23 replies
    USNI News ^ | May 21, 2020 | Ben Werner
    The U.S. Navys stay-away warning to marine traffic in the Persian Gulf, the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman was intended for Iran, Pentagon officials confirmed on Thursday. The maritime message, posted this week by the Navy via the Maritime Safety Office run by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, alerted all international maritime traffic to maintain a safe distance of at least 100 meters from U.S. naval vessels in international waters and straits.
  • Iran's supreme leader calls for Israel's destruction in Twitter screed on anti-Israel holiday

    05/22/2020 9:17:16 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 22 2020 | Tyler Olson
    Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, launched into a lengthy anti-Israel diatribe on Twitter Friday as he marked Quds Day, a holiday held in Iran toward the end of the month of Ramadan meant to express support for Palestinians and opposition to Israel's existence. The leader, in 25-unthreaded tweets, compared Israel to a "cancerous tumor" and the coronavirus, as he called for the nation to be "uprooted and destroyed." The ayatollah, who wields complete control over the regime, made similar comments Friday in an in-person speech, according to the Times of Israel "Some argue that the Zionist regime is a...
  • Iran's dangerous Scheme to get out of their current situation

    05/22/2020 1:33:09 AM PDT · by hassan.mahmoud · 6 replies
    May 22.2020 | Hassan Mahmoudi
    By: Hassan.Mahmoudi Elderly people who have experienced World War II say that the Coronavirus outbreak is like a world war because it attacked the whole world. But the war with Coronavirus is more brutal than World War II because in World War II we could go to shelters and escape the German bombing. But, in this war, neither the shelter nor the escape from the cities is useful. However bad that was, though, an Iranian citizen has said that their situation is even worse. In addition to the coronavirus, he said, we are also dealing with a second Coronavirus called...