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  • 'I met my IS captor on a German street'

    08/17/2018 3:07:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    bbc ^ | 08/17/2018 | Victoria Bisset & Lyse Doucet
    Ashwaq was only 14 when Islamic State fighters stormed into northern Iraq, including the heartland of the Yazidi people. They took thousands of women as sex slaves, including Ashwaq - sold for $100 to a man named Abu Humam. Raped and beaten, she managed to escape three months later and then went to Germany with her mother and one brother. A few months ago, on the street outside a supermarket, she heard someone call out her name. She says it was Abu Humam - and he said he knew where she lived. Düzen Tekkal, an activist and the founder of...
  • Turkey is reportedly prepared to release the imprisoned US pastor...

    08/17/2018 8:39:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8/17/18 | Ellen Cranley
    ....According to the Middle East Eye, officials in Ankara are willing to concede to US demands for the freedom of Andrew Brunson, an evangelical preacher accused of playing a role in the attempted coup there in 2016. Officials reportedly know Brunson's release is the first step to alleviating the diplomatic and economic crises sparked between the two countries, but are aiming....
  • 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.
  • Turkey Hasn’t Been A U.S. Ally For Some Time

    08/16/2018 6:55:41 PM PDT · by Pavegecko · 24 replies
    Tsarizm.com ^ | 8/16/18 | L Todd Wood
    There is something incompatible when it comes to Western values and an Islamic theocracy; that should be obvious but unfortunately it is not to many. Sharia law, which President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants to ultimately install in Turkey, doesn’t jive with the rule of law, free markets, capitalism, and individual rights. I have watched with fascination the decline and fall of the legacy of Kemal Ataturk within the Turkish political system. Most millennials, not being really taught history in college, in deference to social justice education, for sure have never heard of Kemal Ataturk. Simply put, after the fall of...
  • US doubles number of marines stationed in Norway

    08/16/2018 12:29:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 15 August 2018 22:35 CEST+02:00 | NTB/The Local
    The United States has confirmed plans to more double the number of troops based in Norway, a move Russia has already criticized as “clearly unfriendly”. The Norwegian Defense Ministry on Wednesday said that the US had recently informed them that they would push forward with a plan to increase the number of US marines stationed in Norway from 300 to “up to 700”. […] When the plans were first floated in June, Russia’s embassy to Norway complained that they contravened assurances Norway gave the Soviet Union when it joined NATO in 1949 that no foreign combat troops would be stationed...
  • 'What the hell are you up to?' Arson attacks draw Swedish PM's ire

    08/14/2018 7:20:32 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 46 replies
    Guardian ^ | 8/14/18 | David Crouch
    Sweden’s prime minister has promised to “go in hard” against masked men who set alight up to 80 cars in Gothenburg and other towns on Sweden’s west coast, in what police say appeared to be coordinated attacks. “I am really furious, what the hell are they up to?” Stefan Löfven on Tuesday morning. “Society will always act hard against this and we must continue to do so … We will do what needs to be done to take care of it and go in hard against this crime.” Sweden goes to the polls on 9 September with violent crime high...
  • Minister In Poland Calls LGBT March A ‘Parade Of Sodomites’

    08/14/2018 6:34:56 PM PDT · by Pavegecko · 30 replies
    Tsarizm.com ^ | 8/14/18 | L Todd Wood
    Poland’s defense minister today called an LGBT march in-country as a march of sodomites which was focused on promoting an ideology rather than civil rights. Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said Sunday on TV Trwam, a Catholic, pro-government station, that the march of 5,000 people the day before in the city of Poznan was an example of city authorities focusing on “ideology” rather than taking care of daily municipal issues, reported Associated Press. He called the march “another parade of sodomites who are trying to impose their own interpretation of civic rights on other people.” The Visegrad Group of countries, consisting...
  • Trump should acknowledge sacrifice of NATO soldiers

    08/14/2018 4:08:53 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 6 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 8/14 | peter lucas
    Surrounded as he is by U.S. Army and Marine Corps generals, you would think that President Donald Trump would show some sympathy for NATO soldiers killed in action last week in Afghanistan. But, no, the president is much more inclined to brag about forcing deadbeat NATO country members to pay up, rather than talking about sacrifices these countries are making in the name of NATO. Which is all right. These NATO countries should pay their fair share, which the majority of the 29 country members have not been doing for years. Of these NATO countries, only the U.S., Greece, United...
  • Cows help rehabilitate prisoners in Sweden

    08/13/2018 12:47:35 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    AFP ^ | 13 Aug 2018 | Staff
    It's barely 6:00 am and Alfred is already busy milking cows. But when his chores on the farm are done, he won't be going home -- he'll be returning to his prison cell. In Sweden, which prioritises rehabilitation over long prison sentences, Alfred is one of 60 inmates preparing to reintegrate into society at a minimum security "open prison" functioning as a farm in the town of Mariestad, about 300 kilometres (185 miles) southwest of Stockholm. Imprisoned since April for illegally possessing a gun, Alfred, a grandfather in his 50s who is due to be released in November, can't hide...
  • Trump's trade war advantage: The US economy is 'firing on all cylinders,' says expert

    08/12/2018 11:06:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 13, 2018 | Weizhen Tan
    • "We have to realize that perhaps China isn't as strong as when we at first think. China is still figuring out also how to deal with this trade situation, how to ensure the stability of its domestic economy," said Curtis Chin, an Asia fellow at the Milken Institute. • Speaking to CNBC's "Squawk Box," Chin also "totally" disagreed with the view that U.S. President Donald Trump's policies are backfiring. China's power may have been overrated and the U.S. economy is staying strong, meaning that U.S. President Donald Trump has an advantage in the trade war, according to one expert....
  • Donald Trump is using the strength of US economic power

    08/12/2018 9:33:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | August 12, 2018 | Michael Busler
    Unlike the prior administration who was more than willing to give away America’s wealth and power, President Trump understands US economic power. And he is using the wealth and power of the United States to the country’s full advantage. President Trump knows that since the US is holding all of the aces it is time to use them and really start winning. The US economy is the world’s largest America’s economy is bigger than the combined economies of the rest of the G7. Our total annual output which will exceed $20 Trillion this year, is almost 25% of the world’s...
  • The Democrats Don’t Have a Foreign Policy, They Have A Trump Policy

    05/10/2018 6:30:32 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 22 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 5/10/18 | Greenfield
    The Democrats Don’t Have a Foreign Policy, They Have A Trump Policy Not just treasonous, stupid. May 10, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. Quick, what’s the Dem position on Syria? What about China? Don’t bother. There was once a time when Democrats could discuss Syria, North Korea, the South China Sea, economic tensions in the European Union and the future of Africa. But that was before Trump. Democrats don’t have a foreign policy anymore. They have a Trump...
  • Lira collapses as Erdogan tells Turks: They have 'their dollars,' we have 'our god'

    08/10/2018 8:49:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 10, 2018 | David Reid
    The Turkish lira has collapsed to an all-time low against the dollar, but the country's leader has brushed aside concerns, telling Turks "we have our God." The Turkish President Recep Erdogan then followed those comments up Friday by urging Turks to sell dollars and gold and buy lira. At around 8:00 a.m. ET Friday, the lira had fallen to $7.081, an almost 11 percent loss for the session. It has since pared some losses. As recently as April one dollar bought about four Turkish lira.
  • Iranian Diplomat Charged With Running Spy Network In Europe To ‘Eliminate’ Opposition To Regime

    08/10/2018 5:40:52 PM PDT · by Pavegecko · 2 replies
    Tsarizm.com ^ | 8/10/18 | L Todd Wood
    The Iranian diplomat arrested in Germany for being the mastermind behind the attempted terror bombing of the Free Iran Gathering 2018 in Paris, France in June, has been fingered for running a spy network throughout Europe to ‘target and eliminate’ Iranian opposition groups on the Continent. Intelligence reports and opposition groups are disclosing how the Iranian regime is behind a wide-scale spy network throughout Europe aiming to obtain technology to advance its ballistic missile program, weaken and disrupt the measures of opposition groups and ultimately carry out targeted assassinations.
  • Pompeo unveils US Iran plan: Economic strife, break with EU [barf]

    05/21/2018 8:23:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 05.21.2018 | Chase Winter
    The Trump administration threatened Iran with “unprecedented financial pressure” on Monday, issuing a laundry list of harsh demands for Tehran to change its foreign and domestic policies. In a speech touted to outline the administration’s strategy toward Iran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promised “the strongest sanctions in history” should Tehran not buckle to US demands. […] Pompeo said the United States would not try to renegotiate the JCPOA. Instead, any new deal would require Iran to meet 12 demands, including halting its ballistic missile program and ending interventions in Syria and Yemen, as well as wide-ranging concessions on its...
  • Trump administration to hit Russia with new sanctions for Skripal poisoning

    08/08/2018 1:34:39 PM PDT · by McGruff · 65 replies
    NBC News ^ | Aug.08.2018 | Josh Lederman
    The Trump administration is hitting Russia with new sanctions punishing President Vladimir Putin's government for using a chemical weapon against an ex-spy in Britain, U.S. officials told NBC News Wednesday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signed off on a determination that Russia violated international law by poisoning the former spy, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter in March, officials said, a decision that was announced Wednesday afternoon by State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert. Although the U.S. joined European countries in publicly blaming Moscow within days of the attack, the Trump administration had never issued the formal determination that triggers automatic sanctions...
  • Donald Trump is no one's fool as Russia is finding out

    08/09/2018 6:23:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | August 9, 2018 | Rob Crilly
    We should know by now, shouldn’t we? Pay little heed to Donald Trump’s words and judge him by his actions. So after the rambling tweets and that embarrassing showing in Helsinki – the one when he stood beside Vladimir Putin and said he accepted the Russian president’s word that Kremlin goons had not interfered in the 2016 election (Mr Trump later said he misspoke) - now we have the concrete action. These come with dramatic consequences, from downgrading diplomatic relations to cutting off almost all exports and imports. It represents a clear statement of intent by this administration. And sends...
  • The Elite Freaks Out When Trump Puts Americans First

    08/08/2018 10:08:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    Of all Donald Trump’s many sins against the Great Church of the Transnational Leftist Establishment, his greatest may be his stubborn refusal to subordinate the needs of the normal citizens of the United States to the dogmas of our alleged betters. He rejects the secular civic religion of our betters, one that urges the sacrifice of regular folk’s interests on the altar of their self-regard and cheesy self-interest.Trump is a heretic, a blasphemer, and it’s no surprise they want to burn him at the stake.Horrors! He demands that the Europeans fund their own defense at levels that come to about...
  • Russia warns of 'horrible' conflict if Georgia joins NATO

    08/08/2018 7:59:31 AM PDT · by Mariner · 95 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | August 8th, 2018 | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
    MOSCOW – An attempt by NATO to incorporate the former Soviet republic of Georgia could trigger a new, "horrible" conflict, Russia's prime minister said Tuesday in a stern warning to the West marking 10 years since the Russia-Georgia war. Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview with the Kommersant daily broadcast by Russian state television that NATO's plans to eventually offer membership to Georgia are "absolutely irresponsible" and a "threat to peace." Medvedev was Russia's president during the August 2008 war, which erupted when Georgian troops tried unsuccessfully to regain control over the Moscow-backed breakaway province of South Ossetia and Russia...
  • Public University Pays Radical 89-yr-old Linguist Who Supports Hezbollah $750k to Teach Politics

    08/07/2018 4:13:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 7, 2018 | Admin
    A public university is paying a radical 89-year-old linguist hundreds of thousands of dollars to teach his famously leftist brand of politics, according to records obtained by Judicial after a months-long battle with the taxpayer-funded institution. Judicial Watch launched an investigation after the University of Arizona (UA), located in Tucson with an enrollment of about 40,000, announced that it hired Noam Chomsky to teach a general education course for undergraduates titled “What is Politics?” In the announcement UA describes Chomsky as a “world-renowned linguist” and one of the “most cited scholars in modern history.” The reality is that Chomsky is...