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  • YPG spokesperson says Turkey wants to destabilize Syria’s northeast

    12/10/2018 12:08:03 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Kurdistan 24 News (K24) ^ | December 09-2018 10:10 PM | Wladimir van Wilgenburg
    ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Nouri Mahmoud, a spokesperson for the People’s Protection Units (YPG), has accused Turkey of sending sleeper cells to areas held by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).In an interview with Kurdistan24 last week, Mahmoud said Turkey directly supports all “jihadi groups.”  The spokesperson was referring to when the so-called Islamic State (IS) controlled Jarabulus and Tal Abyad, “when the borders were open and oil deals ongoing.”However, after the SDF controlled areas from IS in Tal Abyad, Manbij, Raqqa, and now also Deir al-Zor, Turkey, “through its intelligence, started to send infiltrators to Syria,” he added.“When we talk...
  • Three-year-old girl is 'scarred for life' after she was left with chemical burns...

    12/10/2018 6:39:21 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Connor BOyd
    Full Title: Three-year-old girl is 'scarred for life' after she was left with chemical burns up her arm when she got henna tattoo as a 'holiday treat' in Turkey Freja Ellis was on a family break in Antalya, Turkey, when she got the temporary tattoo with permission from her mother Marlana, 32. But shortly after arriving back in the UK, Freja, from Herne Bay, Kent, complained the cat pattern - which stretched from her wrist to her elbow - was itchy. 'We were entirely unaware of the dangers and want to make sure other parents know what can happen so...
  • Turkey Seeks Arrests Over 2013 Protests

    12/10/2018 4:33:56 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    VOA News ^ | December 08, 2018 6:02 PM | Dorian Jones
    ISTANBUL- A crackdown on political dissent in Turkey is widening to participants in a major civic unrest 5-years ago. Prosecutors have issued arrest warrants for a prominent actor, a leading journalist/civil society activists.The arrests are in connection with the 2013 protests known as Gezi. The unrest began over plans to turn Gezi Park in central Istanbul into a shopping mall. The protests quickly transformed into broader demonstrations opposing the government and, in particular, then-Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. At its peak, the unrest saw millions of people take to the streets across the country.For Erdogan, who is now president, the...
  • News Summary And Intelligence Report-Monday December 10th, 2018

    12/10/2018 3:54:34 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/10/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The French President Emmanuel Macron speaks to his nation at 2pm Eastern time in the US today. He will break his verbal silence to address the challenge presented by the 'yellow vests' protest movement..... Climate change was on the agenda at a world conference in Katowice, Poland over the weekend..... The Battle of Brexit. Newspapers in the UK claimed that Prime Minister Theresa May won't allow her Brexit plan to be voted on Tuesday but her people said there would be a vote. May spoke to the Irish Prime Minister Sunday as well as the European Union leader Donald Tusk....
  • ISIS release pictures of their new gold coins they say will 'break capitalist enslavement'

    08/30/2015 5:50:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/30/15 | Tom Wyke
    ISIS release pictures of their new gold coins they say will 'break capitalist enslavement' - so why are they still paying their deranged gunmen in US dollars? ISIS have released a new hour long video, showing off their latest propaganda tool - their very own coin currency. The video, which includes a dreary and distorted history of world economics, shows the smelting of gold, silver and copper coins. Dramatised by clips from Hollywood war films, the film accuses the US of 'confiscating Americans real wealth through an executive decree' with the introduction of the Gold Reserve Act in 1934. Yet...
  • Khashoggi's final words: I can't breathe [per CNN source]

    12/09/2018 7:33:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    INN ^ | 12/10/18 04:33 | Ben Ariel
    “I can’t breathe” were the final words uttered by Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi after he was set upon by a Saudi hit squad at the country’s consulate in Istanbul, a source briefed on the investigation into his killing told CNN on Sunday. The source, who has read a translated transcript of an audio recording of Khashoggi’s painful last moments, said it was clear that the killing on October 2 was no botched rendition attempt, but the execution of a premeditated plan to murder the journalist. During the course of the gruesome scene, the source describes Khashoggi struggling against a group...
  • Trump should 'dig in,' not 'give in' when it comes to border wall, Lindsey Graham says

    12/09/2018 5:32:27 PM PST · by conservative98 · 38 replies
    Fox Business ^ | December 9, 2018 | Matthew Kazin
    Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Sunday that President Trump should not give in when it comes to the spending battle with Democrats over funding for the wall on the U.S. southern border with Mexico. “I’d want the whole five billion [dollars] because the caravan is a game-changer,” Graham, R-S.C., told “Sunday Morning Futures.” “One point six [billion dollars] is available to the president. He wants five. And after the caravan if you don't see the need for additional border security, you're just not paying much attention. So, Mr. President, dig in, do not give in when it comes to the...
  • Left Wing Pulitzer Prize Winner Exposes Obama as a Traitor, but is Afraid to Use that Word

    01/14/2016 10:49:30 AM PST · by Shery · 19 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 12 January, 2016 | Keith Davies
    A former senior adviser to the Joint Chiefs told me that the document was an ‘all-source’ appraisal, drawing on information from signals, satellite and human intelligence, and took a dim view of the Obama administration’s insistence on continuing to finance and arm the so-called moderate rebel groups. Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, director of the DIA between 2012 and 2014, confirmed that his agency had sent a constant stream of classified warnings to the civilian leadership about the dire consequences of toppling Assad. The jihadists, he said, were in control of the opposition. Turkey wasn’t doing enough to stop the smuggling...
  • First Christian mass held in Saudi Arabia

    12/08/2018 3:10:30 PM PST · by aimhigh · 31 replies
    The Arab Weekly ^ | 12/09/2018 | The Arab Weekly
    CAIRO - Egypt’s Christians are optimistic following the first Coptic mass in Saudi Arabia. Dozens of Coptic Christians attended the mass at a tourist facility in Riyadh. The mass, Egypt’s Christians said, reflects the tremendous changes happening in Saudi Arabia. “It even portends more change in that great country in the future,” said Father Polis Halim, spokesman of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church. “Saudi Arabia is showing an admirable degree of tolerance that gives us a lot of hope.” The story began in May when Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz visited Saint Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in...
  • France Breaking: Official Estimates Are 125-Thousand 'Yellow Vest' Protesters Today, 1,385 Arrests

    12/08/2018 5:36:21 PM PST · by Nextrush · 40 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/8/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "Very sad day & night in Paris. Maybe its time to end the ridiculous and extremely expensive Paris Agreement and return money back to the people in the form of lower taxes?.." President Trump on "Twitter" 12/8/2018 "Yellow vest protests show that Europe has failed on democracy, human rights and freedom" Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks today 12/8/2018 The "yellow vests" protest today has drawn strong reactions from the President of the United States all the way to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Erdogan denounced "chaos" caused by protests and "disproportionate force" used on protesters and took the opportunity...
  • SDF Fighters Break into Syria’s Hajin

    12/07/2018 6:24:01 PM PST · by BeauBo · 9 replies
    Asharq Al-Awsat ^ | 7 December 2018 | Staff
    Fighters from the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have broken into Hajin, an eastern holdout of ISIS on the Iraqi border, a commander told Agence France Presse... "Heavy clashes are ongoing inside the town of Hajin, after our forces advanced inside and started to control some of its neighborhoods," Redur Khalil told AFP... In almost three months of battle, more than 820 extremists and more than 480 US-backed fighters have been killed.
  • Inside Erdogan's torture chambers (Turkey)

    12/07/2018 3:27:32 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 6. Dec, 07:37 | Leighann Spencer- BRUSSELS
    Nato's Parliamentary Assembly recently published what some have called a "scathing" report on Turkey. Until now, Nato had given almost no input on the country's deterioration in human rights and rule of law, despite Turkey being one of its largest member states.The report mentioned the impact of emergency rule, elimination of independent media, and related concerns. But it left unmentioned other grave violations - namely, the fate of the thousands of people falsely imprisoned in the post-coup crackdown - including officials of Nato itself. One such Nato official is Cafer Topkaya, a Turkish man who was serving in Belgium at...
  • Anal(sic) Clooney Accuses Trump of Giving the 'Green Light' to Attack Journalists Through

    12/07/2018 8:48:45 AM PST · by rktman · 36 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 12/7/2018 | Lauretta Brown
    International human rights attorney Amal Clooney accused President Trump of putting the lives of journalists in danger with his rhetoric in a speech at the United Nations Correspondents Association Awards this week. She said that journalists were “under attack,” in “autocratic regimes from North Korea to the Philippines to Hungary.” “The U.S. president has given such regimes a green light and labeled the press in this country the ‘enemy of the people,’” she argued. President Trump has used and tweeted the “enemy of the people” label about media he considers to be “fake news.” “And of course, two months ago,...
  • U.S. fails to win enough support at U.N. to condemn Hamas

    12/06/2018 7:17:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | December 6, 2018 6:47 PM | Michelle Nichols
    A U.S. attempt to get the United Nations to condemn violence by Palestinian militant group Hamas for the first time failed on Thursday because the draft resolution fell short of votes needed in the General Assembly. The resolution required two-thirds support and while Assembly resolutions are non-binding, they can carry political weight. The U.S. text received 87 votes in favor, 58 against, 32 abstentions and 16 countries did not vote. In an earlier procedural move requested by Kuwait, the 193-member body narrowly voted to require two-thirds support and not a simple majority for adoption of the draft resolution. Outgoing U.S....
  • Macron and Trump Agree on Coalition Plan To Counter Iran and Hezbollah – Saudi Forbids Killing Jews

    11/19/2017 5:57:26 PM PST · by Bobalu · 13 replies
    theconservativetreehouse ^ | 11-19-17 | sundance
    Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is now disclosing the nature of his resignation, and why he left Lebanon to spend time in Saudi Arabia. It appears the Saudi and regional partners provided evidence that Iran and Hezbollah were planning an assassination targeting Hariri and his family.
  • US envoy hints at UN enforcement of no-fly zone in Syria like ‘90s in Iraq

    12/05/2018 5:55:27 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    Rudaw ^ | yesterday at 11:47 | none stated
    ERBIL — US Special Representative for Syria Engagement James Jeffrey urged other countries to share a larger burden in facilitating the conditions for peace in Syria, while floating the idea of the United Nations enforcing a no-fly zone for parts of Syria. "Remember we were present not in northern Iraq but over northern Iraq in Operation Northern Watch for 13 years. That can be a UN force," he said on Tuesday, referring to the joint US-UK-Turkey no-fly zone in the late 1990s that protected Kurdish areas from the air force of Saddam Hussein. Jeffrey briefed reporters in Washington, D.C., after...
  • Senators defy White House, introduce resolution pinning Khashoggi murder on Saudi crown prince

    12/05/2018 8:16:31 PM PST · by iknowibtz · 85 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12-5-18 | Naomi Lim
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday December 5th, 2018

    12/05/2018 5:06:44 AM PST · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/5/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "There is not a smoking gun....there is a smoking saw" That's the assessment of Republican Senator Lindsey Graham regarding the involvement of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd. Graham said that the Saudi Crown Prince, commonly called "M-BS" is a:....... British Prime Minister Theresa May lost three votes in the House of Commons over Brexit Tuesday as her government was found in "contempt of Parliament"...... Nigel Farage announced Tuesday evening that he was leaving UKIP..... The French President, Emmanuel Macron, was booed and...
  • To confront Iran in Syria, Israel may have to defy Russia

    12/04/2018 12:05:19 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Dec 4, 2018 | Charles Bybelezer
    Russia has completed an elaborate air defense system in Syria that curbs the operational capabilities of both the United States and Israel, according to a report by the Washington- based Institute for the Study of War. The deployments throughout the conflict-ravaged country include variations of the advanced S-300 and S-400 systems in addition to other cutting-edge technologies. Moscow long ago exported such systems to Syria, however, they remained under the control of its own army. Only after the accidental downing in September by Syrian forces of a Russian reconnaissance plane, an incident the Kremlin blamed on Jerusalem which minutes earlier...
  • IDF SAYS FOUND HEZBOLLAH TERROR TUNNEL, FIRST OF OPERATION NORTHERN SHIELD

    12/04/2018 3:29:01 AM PST · by goldstategop · 37 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/04/2018 | Anna Aronheim
    The IDF destroyed a Hezbollah tunnel that penetrated into Israeli territory south of the Lebanese village of Kfar Kila, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit announced in a statement Tuesday.