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  • Top Navy admiral was found dead in 'apparent suicide'

    12/01/2018 5:49:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 1, 2018 | Aris Folley
    © US Navy Vice Admiral Scott Stearney, the Navy’s top officer overseeing forces in the Middle East, died Saturday in what defense officials now call an “apparent suicide," CBS News reports . Stearney, who was the commander of the military branch’s Fifth Fleet in Bahrain, was found dead in his residence, the Navy confirmed earlier on Saturday. Paul Schlise, the deputy commander of Fifth Fleet, will assume command in his place. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is investigating Stearney's death in addition to the Bahraini Ministry of Interior. However, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said in a...
  • Cosmic Airburst May Have Wiped Out Part of the Middle East 3,700 Years Ago

    11/29/2018 3:27:03 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    The airburst "in an instant, devastated approximately 500 km2 [about 200 square miles] immediately north of the Dead Sea, not only wiping out 100 percent of the [cities] and towns, but also stripping agricultural soils from once-fertile fields and covering the eastern Middle Ghor with a super-heated brine of Dead Sea anhydride salts pushed over the landscape by the event's frontal shock waves," the researchers wrote in the abstract for a paper that was presented at the American Schools of Oriental Research annual meeting held in Denver Nov. 14 to 17. Anhydride salts are a mix of salt and sulfates....
  • Bennett: Netanyahu Didn't Object to Naming Me Defense Chief, but Israel Must Hold Early Elections

    11/17/2018 6:45:45 PM PST · by Nextrush · 23 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 11/17/2018 | Haaretz/Chaim Levinson
    Netanyahu says he'll meet with Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon on Sunday in final bid to avoid early elections. Education Minister Naftali Bennett said Saturday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not object to his appointment as defense minister during their meeting Friday following the resignation of Avigdor Lieberman. Bennett added, however, that Israel should hold early elections because the coalition holds a razor-thin majority of 61 Knesset seats, saying "there is no right-wing government today"...….
  • Israel Breaking: IDF Reinforces Gaza Border, Massive Rocket Barrage Follows 'Botched' Operation...

    11/13/2018 2:27:13 AM PST · by Nextrush · 29 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/13/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    It seemed like things were going to quiet down in Gaza last week with the delivery of 15 million dollars in cash from Qatar in multiple suitcases. The "payoff" money was designed to pacify Gaza and help calm things down between Israel and the militant group Hamas which has maintained steady pressure on Israel with everything from occasional rocket barrages to constant incendiary kites to mass protests at the border fences forcing Israeli snipers to open fire. But suddenly on Sunday night all hell broke loose. IDF soliders were operating inside Gaza using civilian vehicles backed by air support, tanks...
  • ‘Poor Refugees’ Are Told They’ll Have To WORK If They Stay Here – Now They Want To Leave

    11/12/2018 12:16:50 PM PST · by deandg99 · 13 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 11/12/2018 | Wes Walker
    They clearly thought the American Dream meant something else. When they heard that there would be a work requirement for living in the Free World, they suddenly had somewhere else they needed to be. Remember that deal Obama signed to take in some of Australia’s Least Wanted? Twelve hundred some-odd single, adult male ‘refugees’, many with mental health issues? ‘Refugees’ from the Middle East?
  • Jamal Khashoggi Murder: Turks Issue Official Statement Saying He Was Strangled First

    11/01/2018 3:55:14 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 16 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/01/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "In accordance with plans made in advance, the victim. Jamal Khashoggi, was choked to death immediately after entering the Consulate General of Saudi Arabia." Official Turkish Statement On Jamal Khahoggi Murder 10/31/2018 After saying that meetings with a Saudi prosecutor produced "no concrete results", a Turkish prosecutor has gone public with his version of what happened to journalist Jamal Khashoggi when he went to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd. The version of events released by Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor Irfan Fidan is that Khashoggi was murdered by strangulation right after he went into the consulate with his...
  • TV News Buries Trump's Defeat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria

    10/23/2018 2:14:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | October 23, 2018 | Bill D'Agostino
    One of the Trump Administration's major accomplishments since taking office has been the virtual destruction of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, including the capture of the terror group's capital city of Raqqa in Syria. Under Trump, U.S.-backed coalition forces have regained nearly all of the territory that the self-ordained caliphate occupied in 2015. Yet on network evening broadcasts, the President and his administration have received virtually no credit for this achievement. Since Inauguration Day (January 20, 2017), the three broadcast network evening newscasts have spent more than 10,000 minutes on the Trump presidency, and only 33 minutes (0.33%)...
  • Today in US military history: 1983 Beirut Barracks Bombing kills 241

    10/23/2018 8:05:00 AM PDT · by fugazi · 21 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Oct. 23, 2018 | Chris Carter
    Today's post is in honor of Lance Cpl. Stephen E. Spencer, 23, or Portsmouth, R.I., who was one of 241 Marines, sailors, and soldiers killed in the Beirut Barracks Bombing (see below). A majority of the casualties from the terrorist attack were members of 1st Battalion, 8th Marines. 1864: In Westport, Mo. (present-day Kansas City), Maj. Gen. Samuel R. Curtis' 22,000-man Army of the Border defeats a heavily outnumbered Confederate force commanded by Maj. Gen. Sterling Price in the largest battle fought west of the Mississippi River. The Union brings an end to Price's Missouri Expedition with his defeat in...
  • The Media’s Saudi Hypocrisy Problem

    10/20/2018 2:20:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | October 20, 2018 | Jeffrey Lord
    >So in all the justifiable uproar over the apparent murder —  gruesome murder at that —  of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi, over at Fox Howard Kurtz of Media Buzz has opened a window on an amazing liberal media/liberal Hollywood double-standard.  Kurtz’s headline: “A Reckoning for Those Who Take Dirty Saudi Oil Money.”    The liberal media is trashing President Trump for his insistence on getting the facts before taking action against Saudi Arabia. Not unlike the attacks on Bret Kavanaugh, there is an insistence in the liberal media (and elsewhere) to punish Saudi Arabia before there is an investigation...
  • 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...