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  • FBI agent charged with leaking classified documents to media

    03/28/2018 5:00:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | Victor Morton
    The Justice Department has filed charges against a former FBI agent accusing him of leaking classified documents to a news outlet. Terry Albury, whom Minnesota Public Radioreported worked on counterterrorism matters at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, stands accused of two counts — “knowingly and willfully” transmitting national defense information to The Intercept, and refusing to hand over a document related to terrorism recruitment. According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, officials filed a two-page felony information document, which the paper described as “a charging document that typically signals an imminent guilty plea.” The documents Mr. Albury is accused of giving to the...
  • Palestine, the occupation and the resistance for beginners [Khashoggi hates Jews]

    10/18/2018 11:56:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Middle East Monitor ^ | 7/20/2014 | Jamal Khashoggi, non-citizen of the USA, columnist for the Washington comPost
    ....Israel does not need the love of the Arabs nor does it need to convince them of its right to exist in their midst. It knows that its existence is outside the context of history and logic and that it came into being by force, it will live by force and it will die by force. Consequently, it will have to live with its finger on the trigger... ....this doctrine is still alive. It is exactly what the current Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is implementing so faithfully in Gaza today, in the footsteps of his predecessors. In brief, and...
  • IRAN FIRES BALLISTIC MISSILES AT SYRIA AS REVENGE FOR AHVAZ ATTACK

    10/02/2018 6:38:46 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 12 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/01/2018 | By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
    Iran feels it can target Israel, the US or Saudi Arabia when the time comes. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) fired six ballistic missiles “east of the Euphrates” in Syria to retaliate for an attack on the IRGC in Ahvaz on September 22. The attack shows Iran’s reach throughout the region and that Iran is willing to strike wherever it pleases and knows that air defense systems in Iraq and those by the Coalition in eastern Syria will not interdict it. The targeting of ISIS in Syria by Iran is a major escalation, primarily because the missiles overflew Iraq...
  • News Summary At This Hour-Friday 9/21/2018

    09/21/2018 4:46:25 AM PDT · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/21/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump spoke at a campaign rally for the midterm elections in Las Vegas last night, urging everyone there to vote in November saying: "America is winning again, because we are putting America first again". Trump urged votes for Republicans saying: "We need to have more Republicans in office."...... There was a restitution hearing in Las Vegas yesterday in connection with the Bunkerville Standoff case for Todd Engel, convicted in May 2017 and sentenced to 14 years in prison. Engel came to the defense of the Bundy Ranch in Nevada in April 2014..... The latest from the lawyer for the...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Russian Aircraft Downed.. Israelis Set Plane Up..Right To "Adequate Response"

    09/18/2018 4:49:56 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 53 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/18/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has expressed his outrage to Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman after 15 Russian servicemen died when their plane was shot down by Syrian air defenses during a sudden Israeli air attack. Russia's Defense Ministry says 4 Israeli F-16's used the larger Russian IL-20 plane as a decoy for their attack on the northern Syria city of Latakia. Russia says it reserves the right to an "adequate response"....
  • While You Were Distracted by Kaepernick…

    09/07/2018 4:48:22 PM PDT · by davikkm · 3 replies
    IWB ^ | Daniel Carter
    The culture war continues to grind forward, on and on. Every day social media is filled with hysteria because Trump did this or the left did that. This week, there was a ridiculous level of outrage over Nike’s endorsement of Colin Kaepernick, who has become a symbol of leftist ideology. In response, Trump supporters took to the internet to destroy their Nike apparel. Last week, it was Democrats boycotting In-N-Out Burger because they donated to the Republicans. Like I said, on and on. But all this exaggerated commotion often distracts from genuinely important issues. Whenever you see the outrage machine...
  • Trump preparing to nominate key military personnel: report

    08/19/2018 4:35:56 PM PDT · by blueplum · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 19 Aug 2018 | Megan Keller
    President Trump is expected to switch out commanders across the Middle East and Europe in the administration’s most dramatic change to the US military leadership so far, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. The Journal reported that the personnel shifts will affect officers fighting in the Middle East, as well as those working to counter Russia, overseeing Guantanamo Bay and engaging in stealth operations around the world. Officials told the Journal that Army Lt. Gen. Richard Clarke is anticipated to be formally appointed to U.S. Special Operations Command....
  • Cats Sailed With Vikings to Conquer The World, Says Genetic Study

    08/08/2018 10:58:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 68 replies
    n the first large-scale study of ancient feline DNA, the results reveal how our inscrutable friends were domesticated in the Near East and Egypt some 15,000 years ago, before spreading across the globe and into our hearts. The study was presented at the International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology in Oxford, UK back in 2016, and sequenced DNA from 209 cats that lived between 15,000 and 3,700 years ago - so from just before the advent of agriculture right up to the 18th century. Found in more than 30 archaeological sites in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, these ancient feline...
  • "Obama: It was You."

    08/05/2018 8:28:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 58 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/5/18 | Mike Gallagher
    Mike Gallagher, the 8th most recognized talk radio personality in the U.S.A. compiled and wrote the following essay. It was you who spoke these words at an Islamic dinner -"I am one of you." It was you who on ABC News referenced -"My Muslim faith." It was you who gave $100 million in U.S. taxpayer funds to re-build foreign mosques. It was you who wrote that in the event of a conflict-"I will stand with the Muslims." It was you who assured the Egyptian Foreign Minister that, "I am a Muslim." It was you who bowed in submission before the...
  • Iran Flirts With Disaster: It May Have Lost Its Biggest Protector

    07/25/2018 8:23:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/25/2018 | Joseph Puder
    The Islamic Republic of Iran is playing with fire. To distract from its maneuvers in Syria, where along with its proxies - including the Lebanese Shiite Hezbollah terrorist group, as well as Iraqi, Afghan and Yemeni Shiite militias it controls - Iran in gunning for the Israeli border in the Quneitra province of southwestern Syria. Tehran is directing Hamas, the Islamic terror group who they fund and arm, to provoke Israel by attacking the Israeli communities around Gaza. In recent weeks, Hamas launched incendiary kites across the Gaza border that scorched a whopping 8,000 acres of farms and nature reserves...
  • Syria: Israel Behind Attack on Iranian Air Base Near Homs

    07/08/2018 3:35:54 PM PDT · by Spiridon · 11 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 7/8/2018 | Jack Khoury
    Reports say Syrian air defense systems fired at planes, coming in from Jordan, and heading towards T4 airbase used by Iran Reports in Syria say an airstrike hit the site of a known Iranian airbase in Syria's Homs region. Reports on Syrian television attributed the attack to Israel. According to the official Syrian news agency SANA, Syrian air defense systems were fired as warplanes, purportedly coming into the country from Jordan, approached the T4 base near Tiyas. The planes, which reports said were flying low to avoid detection, passed through the al-Tanf area where U.S. forces have a base...
  • Syria war: Air strike on Deraa shelter kills 17 civilians

    06/29/2018 5:46:16 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/28/18 | Staff
    At least 17 civilians have been killed in an air strike on a basement shelter in south-western Syria, activists say, as warplanes pound rebel-held areas. A monitoring group reported that five children were among those who died when aircraft identified as Russian bombed Musayfira, east of the city of Deraa. Russia is backing an army offensive in the region, which borders Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. More than 90 civilians are said to have been killed since it began 11 days ago. The provinces of Deraa and Quneitra had been relatively calm for almost a year because of a...
  • Netanyahu: Israel will hit Iran throughout Syria, not only along border

    06/17/2018 12:06:26 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 10 replies
    Jpost ^ | 6/17/18 | Herb Keinon
    Israel will strike against Iranian efforts to entrench itself militarily throughout Syria, and not only along the Syrian-Israeli border, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over the weekend. Netanyahu told the weekly cabinet meeting that he spoke with both men and discussed the region, with an emphasis on Syria. The prime minister said he reiterated and made clear the principles guiding Israeli policy toward Syria. “First of all, Iran needs to withdraw from all of Syria,” he said. “Second, we will take action – and are already taking action –...
  • 37 Years Ago Today - Operation Opera: how 8 Israeli F-16s destroyed an Iraqi nuclear plant

    06/07/2018 7:53:57 AM PDT · by Poison Pill · 17 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | 6/7/2014 | Dario Leone
    Israeli Air Force’s interest in the Lockheed Martin F-16 was born after the Yom Kippur War when the IAF realized that, alongside the F-15 Eagle, they needed a new, advanced, relatively cheap, multirole jet. The negotiations with the U.S. to acquire the F-16 started in 1975 and after some years of delay, caused by the Middle East tensions, the Fighting Falcon sale was finalised in 1979 as result of the Camp David peace treaty between Israel and Egypt. The first F-16s were delivered to the IAF in 1980 and the following year, before all the Netz (as the F-16A is...
  • Trump needs to return to his realist roots and get us out of the Mideast | Mulshine

    06/06/2018 11:33:53 AM PDT · by Coleus · 17 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | 05.29.18 | Paul Mulshine
    The 2018 version of Donald Trump should listen to the 2004 version when it comes to Mideast policy. That guy was one heck of a hard-headed realist. Here's what he said about the Iraq War in an Esquire magazine interview that occurred about a year after George W. Bush's "Mission Accomplished" appearance on an aircraft carrier: "Does anybody really believe that Iraq is going to be a wonderful democracy where people are going to run down to the voting box and gently put in their ballot and the winner is happily going to step up to lead the county? C'mon....
  • 2018 06 03 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Unhitched and Unhinged" Plus Special Announcement

    06/03/2018 12:21:47 PM PDT · by Lera · 2 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 3/21/18 | John Haller
    Stay tuned for a special announcement about FBC's Future Plans at the end of John's Update. Not a single day passes by without the discerning Christian seeing the aftermath of a society that is coming "Unhitched and Unhinged" as they travel down a path that leads to their certain destruction. From the Irish cheering the ability to kill children in the womb up to 20 weeks of age, to the emergence of the Turkish President setting the stage for a move against Israel, to the false teachings and open hostility toward our Jewish friends exhibited by the "Christ at the...
  • 2018 05 21 John Haller Prophecy Update: That Jerusalem Thing, Again!

    05/21/2018 7:43:18 PM PDT · by Lera · 2 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 5/21/18 | John Haller
    Jerusalem dominates the prophecy related news this week. Some significant developments with Turkey as well.
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – May 20th, 2018

    05/20/2018 5:12:10 PM PDT · by Lera · 7 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | 5/20/18 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. talks about the prophetic significance of the US Embassy move to Jerusalem.
  • Why Jerusalem Matters

    05/16/2018 4:50:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2018 | Ben Shapiro
    This week, the Trump administration inaugurated the new American embassy in Jerusalem. The celebration in Israel was palpable; the embassy move came amidst the national celebration of the 70th anniversary of the creation of the state. The streets filled with Jews of all sorts, cheering and dancing. Meanwhile, on the Gaza border, Hamas broadened its monthlong campaign to break down the Israel border, staging border "protests" attended by thousands -- including terrorists who have used the supposed protests as a staging point for violent attacks on Israeli troops and territory. Palestinian terrorists have caused mass chaos, throwing Molotov cocktails at...
  • Live Updates//Jerusalem Embassy and Gaza Protests: 28 Palestinians Reported Killed....

    05/14/2018 5:33:41 AM PDT · by Spiridon · 64 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 5/14/2018 | Jack Khoury, Noa Landau and Haaretz
    The Israel Police is preparing for the US embassy's official opening ceremony in Jerusalem with thousands of policeman deployed through the city. At 4:00 PM the official ceremony will take place at the US Consulate in the Armona neighborhood of Jerusalem, which will officially become the US embassy this week. Palestinians throughout the West Bank and Jerusalem were urged to turn out en masse to protest the embassy move..... 3:11 PM Protest death toll rises to 28, Gaza Health ministry reports.......