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  • Saudis OK Billions in Arms Sales, Congress Not So Sure

    10/15/2018 7:36:12 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | October 12, 2018 | PAUL MCLEARY
    WASHINGTON: Even as Congress inches toward cutting off arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Riyadh’s grinding war in Yemen, the United States is preparing to ship $14.5 billion worth of arms to the increasingly embattled kingdom. Those weapons include “helicopters, tanks, ships, weapons, and training,” a Pentagon spokesman said, confirming they were part of the $110 billion worth of arms the Trump administration pledged to sell Saudi over the next decade. While defense and diplomatic officials declined to put a timetable on the delivery of the equipment — or offer specifics...
  • 25 Reasons I’m Not a Democrat

    10/15/2018 5:40:09 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 15 Oct 2018 | John Hawkins
    There are a lot of reasons I’m not a Democrat. For example, I believe that… 1. Jesus, America, and capitalism have been the three greatest forces of good in world history. 2. An attractive woman posing with an AR-15 beats a screaming feminist in a pussy hat 10 times out of 10. 3. You can’t #believeallwomen or #believeallmen; you have to #believetheevidence. 4. It’s wrong and disgusting to harass people in restaurants and at their home just because you disagree with them politically. Also if you block traffic to get attention for your cause, whatever it may be, I am...
  • Vibrant Diversity: German Beaten to Death by Turk Immigrant Because “He was in the way”

    10/15/2018 4:34:15 PM PDT · by davikkm · 16 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    No, seriously, this story is real and it goes like this: a peaceful and nature-loving 28 year old Turkish immigrant was cycling in Hanover (a city in Germany), minding his own business, when a hate filled 40 year old German crossed his way. Basically, the German neon-nazi tried to cross the street in a hateful manner, thus obstructing the peaceful martial-arts expert and amateur cyclist. This incident understandably made the Turkish gentleman very angry. What followed was inevitable, like death and taxes: the cyclist dismounted his bike and beat the pedestrian to death. Literally. Actually, the pedestrian died in the...
  • JAMAL KHASHOGGI: THE MEDIA FIGHTS FOR A MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD PAL OF OSAMA BIN LADEN

    10/15/2018 8:16:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 10/15/2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    In high school, Jamal Khashoggi had a good friend. His name was Osama bin Laden. “We were hoping to establish an Islamic state anywhere,” Khashoggi reminisced about their time together in the Muslim Brotherhood. “We believed that the first one would lead to another, and that would have a domino effect which could reverse the history of mankind.” The friendship endured with Jamal Khashoggi following Osama bin Laden to Afghanistan. Khashoggi credited Adel Batterjee, listed at one time as one of “the world’s foremost terrorist financiers” by the Treasury Department, with bringing him to Afghanistan to report on the fighting. ...
  • Pastor Andrew Brunson suspended on Twitter 2 days after release from Turkey (vanity)

    10/14/2018 10:09:43 PM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 55 replies
    Twitter ^ | oct 15, 2018 | self
    Pastor Andrew Brunson (@BrunsonPastor) apparently created a Twitter account on the day he was released from Turkey. The archive.org version says his twitter account was created on October 12th. >P> Here is his suspended page https:/twitter.com/BrunsonPastor Here is the October 13th save of his page at archive.org https://web.archive.org/web/20181013113932/https:/twitter.com/BrunsonPastor Pastor Andrew Brunson (@BrunsonPastor) Official Account Pastor Andrew Brunson (@BrunsonPastor) Beigetreten Oktober 2018 Pastor Andrew Brunson (@BrunsonPastor) {when you hold your mouse over the word Oktober, it shows that the account was created on October 12.} This graphic says the pastor violated Twitter rules. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dpa13mMXUAUoGf8.jpg
  • Who is Jamal Khashoggi? (Journalist killed? in Turkey at SA Embassy)

    10/15/2018 12:20:25 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 37 replies
    VOA News -Middle East ^ | October 11, 2018 9:24 PM | VOA News
    One of the most influential Arab journalists in the world, Jamal Khashoggi, went missing after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week. Turkish authorities have blamed the Saudis, but Riyadh has denied harming the veteran reporter.Jamal Khashoggi, 59, was born in Medina, Saudi Arabia, one of the holiest cities in Islam. Like many Saudis at the time, Khashoggi left to study abroad. He earned a business administration degree in 1983 at Indiana State University in the United States.Career in journalismKhashoggi began his career as a reporter for the English language newspaper Saudi Gazette. He went on to work for...
  • CNN Reports Saudis Preparing to Admit Jamal Khashoggi Was Killed in ‘Interrogation Gone Wrong’

    10/15/2018 12:28:36 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 91 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Oct 15th, 2018, 3:17 pm | Aidan McLaughlin
    CNN reported on Monday that Saudi Arabia is preparing a report in which they will admit that Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post columnist who went missing earlier this month, was killed in an “interrogation gone wrong.”
  • Saudi Arabia vows to retaliate if Trump follows through on 'severe punishment' threat over Khashoggi

    10/14/2018 10:28:22 AM PDT · by tkocur · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 14 Oct 2018 | Gregg Re
    The government of Saudi Arabia on Sunday vowed to retaliate with "greater action" if the Trump administration punishes the country for the apparently preplanned murder of a dissident earlier this month inside its Turkish Embassy. Jamal Khashoggi, who wrote columns in the Washington Post critical of the Saudi government, entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul October 2 and disappeared. Trump has said the U.S. would be “very upset and angry” if the Saudi government was behind it and, in an interview with "60 Minutes," he clarified that there would be "severe punishment." "The Kingdom affirms its total rejection of any...
  • Abbas on Khashoggi: The Palestinan People Stand with Saudi Arabia

    10/15/2018 2:35:39 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 5 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 10-14-2018 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    The Palestinian Authority President delivered his statement on Sunday as pressures mount on Saudi Arabia following the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas issued a statement on Sunday in which he voiced "full confidence" in Saudi Arabia and praised its leaders for their support for the Palestinians. The statement, which was published by the PA president's office, quoted Abbas as saying he has "absolute confidence" in Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman. "Palestine was - and shall remain - on the side of Saudi Arabia," Abbas said....
  • Rubio: Trump must respond with ‘more than words’ over Jamal Khashoggi

    10/14/2018 8:25:45 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 102 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 14, 2018 | Mark Moore
    Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said President Trump must respond with more than “just words” if Saudi Arabia is found to be behind the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi or it would undermine the United States’ reputation as a champion of human rights. “I’m glad the president didn’t tie his hands in terms of exactly what we are going to do. But it needs to be very strong and meaningful, it can’t be symbolic, it can’t just be words,” the Florida lawmaker said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Trump has threatened “severe consequences” against Saudi Arabia but hasn’t gone...
  • MSNBC's Velshi Can't Comprehend Why Murder of Saudi Journalist Would Bother Trump

    10/14/2018 12:34:53 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Since President Trump criticizes US journalists for propagating fake news, it's incomprehensible that he would care if a foreign country murdered a journalist. That's the kind of twisted, bizarre logic that Ali Velshi employed while guest hosting Joy Reid's MSNBC show this morning. Velshi put it to Amy Kremer of Women Vote Trump PAC that it was difficult to square Trump's criticism of the media with the concern he expressed over the possible murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the hands of the Saudi government. Kremer patiently explained to Velshi that the two matters are entirely different: [snip] Velshi's...
  • Turkish Taffy

    10/14/2018 10:17:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 14, 2018 | Clarice Feldman
    It seems to me the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, last seen in Istanbul, is Erdogan-brand Turkish taffy, a confection of sugary lies made to inflame Americans against the Saudis and aid the far more dangerous to our well-being mullahs of Iran I confess to prejudice in this matter. I think Iran is a grave threat to the world, and the Saudis are aiding us in constraining the mullahs. Like Matthew Continetti, I believe the Saudis are now an important counterterrorism ally and roiling the waters there would disrupt “energy markets, create pockets of instability in which jihadists and Iranian-backed militias...
  • Shared Interests but Not Shared Values – Khashoggi Disappearance

    10/13/2018 6:51:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2018 | Adm James A. Lyons
    The missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has caused world leaders to focus on not only the role Saudi Arabia may have played in his disappearance but also its role in the Yemeni civil war. The missing Saudi journalist (a U.S. resident) is apparently the victim of a political assassination of the sort that occurs much too frequently throughout the Middle East and the world, e.g., Iran, Pakistan, Russia, China, et al. No journalists should be subjected to threats of intimidation or threats on their life, much less murder for expressing political opposition. Saudi Arabia must be required to make a...
  • Smartwatch documented murder of missing journalist

    10/14/2018 12:24:49 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 121 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/10/18
    The Turkish newspaper Sabah has revealed that the journalist Jamal Khasshogi, who was murdered in Istanbul, had entered the Saudi consulate with an Apple iWatch smartwatch that documented his interrogation and murder. According to the report, Khasshogi first approached the consul's room and was then dragged by two senior intelligence officers to a second room where he was interrogated and tortured until he was murdered. On the recordings are shouts of Khasshogi and the security men. He was then dragged into a third room at the consulate, where his body was dismembered. According to the report, the Saudis realized that...
  • Journalists Hid Identity Of Key Source As They Spread Their Khashoggi Disappearance Narrative

    10/13/2018 9:59:56 PM PDT · by bitt · 61 replies
    theepochtimes.com ^ | 10/13/2018 | BRIAN CATES
    A story broke last week that an Arabic journalist named Jamal Khashoggi who was working for the Washington Post had disappeared and was presumed dead. The official story is that Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on the afternoon of October 2. Immediately (and suspiciously) media stories that appeared to be coordinated appeared, pointing the finger of blame for Khashoggi’s disappearance at Saudi Arabia, in general, and at the country’s Crown Prince, Mohammad Bin Salman, in particular. It was alleged by anonymous sources for several days that Khashoggi had been abducted and then killed at...
  • Pastor prays for Trump to have 'supernatural wisdom'

    10/13/2018 4:23:18 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 13 Oct 2018 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Newly freed American pastor Andrew Brunson prayed over President Trump in the Oval Office and asked God to fill the president with “supernatural wisdom,” after returning to the U.S. on Saturday for the first time in nearly two years. Trump quipped that he probably needs prayer more than anyone else in the room, which included Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, national security adviser John Bolton and several senators. Brunson kneeled next to Trump, who remained sitting in an armchair, and put his hand on the president’s shoulder as he prayed with head bowed and eyes closed. “Lord God, I ask...
  • Trump celebrates return of American pastor from Turkey

    10/13/2018 3:57:03 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    KRCR News Channel (ABC Channel 7) ^ | October 13, 2018 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE and ZEKE MILLER , Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed American pastor Andrew Brunson to the Oval Office on Saturday, celebrating his release from nearly two years of confinement in Turkey that had sparked a diplomatic row with a key ally and outcry from U.S. evangelical groups. Brunson, who returned to the United States aboard a military jet shortly before their meeting, appeared to be in good health and good spirits. He thanked Trump for working to secure his freedom and then lead his family in prayer for the president. "You really fought for us," he told Trump. "From a Turkish prison to...
  • Freed Pastor Brunson Kneels Down and Prays for President Trump in White House (VIDEO)

    10/13/2018 2:01:39 PM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 51 replies
    What a POWERFUL prayer!!! Don't miss this. GOD is directing and protecting President Trump....watch this freed Pastor pray for our President.....amazing. God Bless Our REPUBLIC!! At link: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/10/freed-pastor-brunson-kneels-down-and-prays-for-president-trump-in-white-house-video/
  • Nine outcomes of Brunson's release - none of which are positive for Erdogan

    10/13/2018 9:28:31 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Ahval (Events) ^ | 2018-10-13 | Ilhan Tanir
    On Friday, Turkish officials released U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been imprisoned for the past two years on alleged charges of conspiring with illegal groups. Brunson was released upon a ruling that said the 24-months the U.S. pastor spent in detainment was sufficient for the courtÂ’s three-year sentence. The imprisonment of Brunson has been a sore spot in U.S.-Turkey relations, with the U.S. applying pressure through increased tariffs and sanctions against Turkey over the summer, resulting in a rapid devaluation of the Turkish lira. While this may seem like a positive development in bilateral relations, the Brunson case fatally...
  • Released US pastor Andrew Brunson returns to US, scheduled to meet with Trump in Oval Office

    10/13/2018 10:18:47 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 13 Oct 2018 | Kate Sullivan and Caroline Kelly
    (CNN)American pastor Andrew Brunson arrived at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington, DC, at just after noon Saturday. Brunson will join President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Saturday, the President tweeted, adding there was "NO DEAL made with Turkey" for his release. Brunson had been held in Turkey since 2016, accused of helping to plot a coup attempt against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. US officials say Brunson was wrongfully detained. The evangelical pastor's case strained relations between the two NATO allies and raised the possibility of significant US sanctions and further threats. "It will be wonderful to...