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  • [Red] China paves way for Xi Jinping to extend rule beyond 2 terms

    02/25/2018 8:03:28 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | Feb 25, 2018 | Gillian Wong
    The party's Central Committee proposed to remove from the constitution the expression that China's president and vice president "shall serve no more than two consecutive terms," the Xinhua News Agency said. "Xi Jinping has finally achieved his ultimate goal when he first embarked on Chinese politics — that is to be the Mao Zedong of the 21st century," said Willy Lam, a political analyst at the Chinese University in Hong Kong, referring to the founder of communist China. Xi, 64, cemented his status as the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao in the 1970s at last year's twice-a-decade Communist Party...
  • Trump Refuses to Back Down on Mexico Paying for Wall

    02/25/2018 6:31:45 AM PST · by mandaladon · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Feb 2018 | JOHN BINDER
    Trump Refuses to Back Down on Mexico Paying for Wall, Mexican President’s Trip to White House Called Off (Full title) President Trump has refused to back down on his promise to make Mexico pay for a wall along the United States-Mexico border, prompting a White House trip by Mexican President Peña Nieto to be canceled. Trump and Nieto decided to call off the planned visit in Washington, DC, after a phone conversation about the proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall and how it would be paid for — in one way or another — by Mexico. The Washington Post reports: Tentative plans...
  • After call with Trump turns testy, Mexico’s president scraps plan to visit White House

    02/25/2018 5:13:57 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 74 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 2/25/2018 | Rucker, Partlow, Miroff
    Tentative plans for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to make his first visit to the White House to meet with President Trump were scuttled this week after a testy call between the two leaders ended in an impasse over Trump’s promised border wall, according to U.S. and Mexican officials. Peña Nieto was eyeing an official trip to Washington this month or in early March, but called off the plan after Trump would not agree to publicly affirm Mexico’s position that it would not fund construction of a border wall that the Mexican people widely consider offensive, said the officials, who...
  • What really happened on Trudeau's India trip (CBC 'journalist' blames journalist for terrible PR.)

    02/25/2018 4:37:25 AM PST · by jerod · 34 replies
    CBC News ^ | Feb 25, 2018 6:23 AM | By Evan Dyer
    Rarely has the journalistic echo chamber rung more hollow than on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's trip to India. It's an interesting exercise to see how many of the analyses were written by people thousands of kilometres from India, and how many quote the same Carleton University academic, Vivek Dehejia. His thoughts, pitched to reporters even before the trip began, appeared in reports from CNN to China's Xinhua, as well as almost every Canadian outlet, (including CBC). The reality is this trip drifted somewhat from Day 1, featured a few successes and one major self-inflicted wound with the presence of...
  • Nunes on Democrat Memo Drop: It Proves Dems, Hillary Campaign Colluded with Russians

    02/24/2018 11:59:38 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 32 replies
    breitbart.com/big-government ^ | 2/24/18 | Penny Starr
    In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) spoke about the release on Saturday of the Democrats’ memo, saying that it confirms what the previously released GOP memo said. The memo supported the assertion that if any collusion took place with the Russians during the 2016 presidential election, it was with the Democratic Party and the Hillary Clinton campaign.
  • Mexico Lectures US on Gun Violence: Fmr Mexican Pres Fox: FL Shooting 'What You Get'...

    02/24/2018 11:43:32 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 17, 1018 | Fox News Insider
    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox offered his condolences to the victims of the Florida high school shooting before adding that the tragedy is "what you get" with "aggressive and violent language" from the Trump White House. .... "We need harmony. We need love. We need happy communities," Fox said... Full Title: "Former Mexican Pres. Fox: FL Shooting 'What You Get' With 'Racist' Trump's 'Violent Language'"
  • Tommy Robinson: Germany Fights Back!

    02/24/2018 7:15:31 PM PST · by mbrfl · 1 replies
    Rebel Media ^ | February 8, 2018 | Regel Media
    Tommy Robinson fights the good fight against leftist MSM spin in Germany.
  • Trump Blasts Russia, Iran, Syria For 'Humanitarian Disgrace'

    02/24/2018 5:42:42 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 6 replies
    RadioFreeEurope ^ | 23 Feb 2018 | AP/Reuters
    "I will say what Russia and what Iran and what Syria have done recently is a humanitarian disgrace," Trump told a news conference at the White House on February 23. "What those three countries have done to those people is a disgrace," he added. Earlier, the United States criticized Russia over the bombing of eastern Ghouta, saying Moscow had a "unique responsibility" for more than 400 people being killed in the Damascus suburb this month.
  • Syria war: UN Security Council approves 30-day ceasefire

    02/24/2018 4:41:06 PM PST · by Nextrush · 26 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2/24/2018 | BBC
    The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to allow aid deliveries and medical evacuations. However, some of the biggest jihadist rebel groups, and their associates, are not covered by the truce, raising questions about its real impact. The East Gouta rebel enclave near Damascus has been bombarded by government forces for the past week. After the vote in New York, activists said air strikes were continuing...... The US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, called for the ceasefire to be implemented but said she was skeptical that Syria would comply. She accused...
  • UNSC okays Kuwait resolution on Syria

    02/24/2018 1:23:40 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    Arab Times On-Line ^ | 24 Feb 2018 33 minutes ago CST | Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi, the UNSC president for February
    NEW YORK, Feb 24, (Agencies): UN Security Council unanimously approved Saturday a draft resolution presented by Kuwait and Sweden to establish a 30-day humanitarian truce in Syria. The resolution will pave way for the delivery of humanitarian aid to the areas under seige in Syria. The resolution demanding the ceasefire “without delay” was adopted as Syrian government forces pounded the rebelheld enclave of Eastern Ghouta, where hundreds have died during a week-long assault. “We are late to respond to this crisis, very late,” US Ambassador Nikki Haley told the council after the vote, accusing Russia of stalling the vote. More...
  • Sebastian Gorka at CPAC: Nunes memo has led to 'Obama-gate' scandal

    02/24/2018 11:29:27 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 36 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 2/24/18 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Sebastian Gorka at CPAC: Nunes memo has led to 'Obama-gate' scandal
  • The Gross Cultural Appropriation Sideshow of the Trudeau Family in India

    02/24/2018 11:16:50 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 2/23/2018 | Megan Fox
    It's interesting that every Halloween we have to hear from rabid race purists about how our toddlers will offend the sensibilities of minorities if they wear culturally insensitive costumes. These same people adore Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and fawn over his every move. #TrudeauInIndia is trending on Twitter, showing the Trudeaus in crazy get-ups they think are an Indian custom, which apparently they are not. I don't know, I'm not Indian, but neither is he. Is anyone concerned about the "cultural appropriation" he appears to be engaging in? If my kid can't be Pocahontas without some pink-haired harridan pointing...
  • Jews Must Never Forget Trump For Remembering Our Unforgettable Jerusalem

    02/24/2018 7:46:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/23/2018 | Ilana Mercer
    The United Nations, naturally, disapproved. Pope Francis, more enigmatically, protested, too, when President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel. By 2019’s end, the Trump administration plans to open the American Embassy in Jerusalem.There's a reason Muslims living in Israel proper—1.5 million of them—don't migrate to the adjacent Palestinian Authority. They're better off in Israel. Should Jerusalem, East and West, be recognized formally as the capital of Israel only, under Jewish control alone; Christianity's holiest sites will be better off. Judaism's holy sites will be safer. And so will Islam's. Jerusalem is no settlement to be haggled over;...
  • Iceland Is Trying to Ban Male Circumcision

    02/24/2018 7:31:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/24/2018 | John Ellis
    As a Reformed Baptist and an American, I don't have a personal stake in this particular battle over religious liberty. However, since progressives in this country look up to Iceland, the small island country's push to ban male circumcision may have negative ramifications for overall religious freedom in this country, not to mention around the globe. According to Religion News Service, "The legislation being debated by Iceland’s Parliament would impose a six-year jail term on anyone who 'removes part or all of (a child’s) sexual organs' for nonmedical reasons." In other words, Iceland wants to throw people in prison for...
  • 400 dead Russians and Syrians, yet no one knows who ordered them to attack US forces in Syria

    02/24/2018 7:18:39 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 43 replies
    Middle East Monitor ^ | Feb 24, 2018 | staff
    The United States is still unsure who directed a February 7 attack on US and US-backed forces in Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday, even as he acknowledged accounts that Russian civilian contractors were involved. Reuters has reported that about 300 men working for a Kremlin-linked Russian private military firm were either killed or injured in Syria. The US has estimated about 100 pro-Syrian government forces were killed by US strikes to repel the Febuary 7 attack. Russian military officers told the United States during the incident that Moscow was not involved. The Pentagon has declined to comment...
  • Saudi, UAE, Qatari leaders to visit Trump in March, April

    02/24/2018 7:04:51 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 1 replies
    Middle East Monitor ^ | Feb 24, 2018 | staff
    Senior Saudi, Emirati and Qatari leaders will meet with US President Donald Trump in the next couple of months, Reuters reports US officials as saying, amid efforts by Washington to try to resolve a dispute between the Gulf neighbors. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates and Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani are all planning to have bilateral visits with Trump in March and April, a senior US official said. The agenda will include setting up a Gulf Cooperation Council summit, the official said, which...
  • Syria: Civilian Deaths in Turkish Attacks May Be Unlawful

    02/24/2018 6:58:14 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    Human Rights Watch ^ | February 23, 2018 12:00AM EST | none stated
    Survivors Describe Attacks on Tents, Home, Farm (Beirut) – Turkish Armed Forces appear to have failed to take necessary precautions to avoid civilian casualties in three attacks in northwest Syria in late January 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. The attacks killed 26 civilians, including 17 children.On January 20, Turkey opened a military offensive in the Afrin district. The area, which is under the control of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) – a Syrian Kurdish political party – has a civilian population of approximately 323,000, including 125,000 people displaced from elsewhere, according to the United Nations. “It appears that vulnerable...
  • Trump: John Kerry May Be The ‘Worst Negotiator I’ve Ever Seen’

    02/24/2018 6:28:11 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 38 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 02/23/2018 | BENNY JOHNSON
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — During his CPAC speech, Donald Trump took a moment to savage Barack Obama, John Kerry and the Iran nuclear deal as the “worst negotiated” deal in history. “We declined to certify the terrible, one-sided Iran nuclear deal,” Trump said to cheers from the crowd. “That was a horrible deal.” “Whoever heard — you give $150 billion to a nation that has no respect for you whatsoever?” Trump asked. “They are saying death to America while they are signing the agreement.” Trump took direct aim at Kerry, who was secretary of state and helped negotiate the agreement...
  • Creepy “World Government Summit” Targets America, Freedom

    02/24/2018 5:29:08 AM PST · by polymuser · 36 replies
    AMAC ^ | February 23, 2018 | Collaborative Correspondent
    Top globalists, communists, and Islamists from around the globe gathered this month on the Arabian Peninsula for the World Government Summit — yes, that is the confab’s real name — to push for what they called a “new world order.” More than a few speakers made clear that liberty, self-government, and the “America First” agenda were in the crosshairs. On the other hand, Big Government, trans-humanism, and globalism were presented as the solution to basically everything, from alleged man-made “global warming” and health problems to unemployment and even hate. Aside from global governance and statism, one of the key themes...
  • Polish Embassy in Tel Aviv Vandalized

    02/24/2018 4:43:41 AM PST · by Grzegorz 246 · 17 replies
    hamodia ^ | Sunday, February 18 | By Hamodia Staff
    YERUSHALAYIM - Amid the ongoing row over Poland’s new Holocaust speech law, Warsaw’s embassy in Tel Aviv was painted with swastikas and anti-Polish slogans, according to media reports. The graffiti was found on gates at the entrance to the Polish embassy, according to the police foreign press spokesperson. Police have opened an investigation into the incident. The controversy flared up again over Shabbos as Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki sought to downplay his country’s role in the Holocaust, saying that “there were Polish perpetrators, as there were Jewish perpetrators, as there were Russian perpetrators, as there were Ukrainian; not only...