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  • REP. OMAR DEFENDS TWEET CLAIMING ‘ISRAEL HAS HYPNOTIZED THE WORLD,’ SAYS IT’S NOT ABOUT RELIGION

    01/17/2019 12:43:07 AM PST · by granada · 9 replies
    the Daily Caller ^ | 01/16/2019 | Mike Brest
    Rep. Ilhan Omar defended a 2012 tweet in which she invoked Allah to expose Israel’s “evil doings” during an interview with Amanpour & Company on Tuesday night. The controversial tweet, which is still online, reads, “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel. #Gaza #Palestine #Israel.” “Can I just move on to something that’s generally a rite of passage for politicians in the United States, and that is to sort of profess sort of fealty — or pay homage to AIPAC, the pro-Israel PAC that is very, very prominent,”...
  • Blast claimed by Daesh kills US troops in Syria

    01/17/2019 12:08:17 AM PST · by granada · 4 replies
    Middle East Monitor ^ | January 17, 2019 | MEMO
    A bomb attack claimed by Daesh killed two US troops and two civilians working for the US military in northern Syria on Wednesday, weeks after President Donald Trump said the group had been defeated there and that he would pull out all American forces, Reuters reports. The attack appeared to be the deadliest on US forces in Syria since they deployed on the ground there in 2015. The town is controlled by a militia allied to US-backed Kurdish forces. The US military confirmed four Americans were killed and said three US troops were wounded in the explosion. The Syrian Observatory...
  • Zimbabweans dying of hunger after land grabs and killing of white farmers

    01/16/2019 5:06:37 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 81 replies
    NewSoweto ^ | 1/1/6/19
    The deplorable economic situation in Zimbabwe is getting even more critical by the day. Stack poverty now stares the majority of the people on the face. At some point, the country had a vibrant economy, when agricultural investors where not arm twisted, their land taken away forcefully by the former regime in a bid to Redistribute land. The truth about Zimbabwe is that it has regressed, back to that ancient poverty which has been the historical lot of mankind. As I’ve pointed out before: The problem with this description is that it is actually accurate. Zimbabwe simply doesn’t have anything...
  • New cases of child rape revealed in Finland – President says asylum seekers brought evil with them

    01/16/2019 4:54:10 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 13 replies
    A number of cases of rape and abuse of children, with foreign perpetrators, have been revealed in Oulu in the northern parts of Finland since last autumn, Fria Tider reports. The police are investigating another four cases with girls under the age of 15, where three perpetrators of foreign background have been arrested suspected of rape and serious sexual abuse of children. In all cases, the suspects have background as refugees or asylum seekers. And now the police in Helsinki have arrested several migrants suspected of serious rape and serious sexual abuse of children. The crimes have been committed in...
  • Palestinians assume chairmanship of largest bloc of nations at the UN

    01/16/2019 4:41:38 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 22 replies
    Taking charge of Group of 77, which encompasses 134 developing countries, Abbas slams Israel’s ‘occupation of the state of Palestine,’ condemns ‘terrorism in all its forms’ Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas assumed the chairmanship of the largest bloc of countries at the United Nations on behalf of “the State of Palestine” on Tuesday in New York City. The Palestinians are slated to serve as the leader of the bloc, known as the Group of 77, for the next year. In a speech at the UN headquarters, Abbas called the task of leading the Group of 77 “a great responsibility.” “I...
  • DIA report says China pulling ahead of U.S. in key weapons technologies

    01/16/2019 3:55:24 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 31 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 1/16/19 | USA Features
    A new unclassified report by the Defense Intelligence Agency is warning of technological gains against the U.S. military that include pulling ahead of the Pentagon in the development of key weapons systems, particularly China. “China is building a robust, lethal force with capabilities spanning the air, maritime, space and information domains which will enable China to impose its will in the region,” wrote DIA Director Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, in a preface to the report. In a briefing to reporters at the Defense Department on Tuesday, a senior Pentagon official said that in terms of ballistic and cruise missile technology,”...
  • Rick Gates Tells Mueller About Trump Team’s Dealings With Israeli Intelligence Firm

    01/16/2019 3:42:38 PM PST · by detective · 21 replies
    MSN News ^ | 1/16/2019 | Erin Banco
    Rick Gates, the former campaign aide to Donald Trump, is cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into whether individuals from the Middle East worked with the Trump campaign to influence the election, according to two individuals with first-hand knowledge of the investigation. Gates has answered questions specifically about Psy Group, an Israeli firm that ex-employees say drew up social media manipulation plans to help the Trump campaign, according to sources familiar with the questions. Mueller’s team also asked Gates about interactions with Psy Group’s owner, Joel Zamel, and Lebanese-American businessman George Nader, who worked as an emissary for Saudi...
  • ...77 major or significant Walls built around the world, with 45 countries planning or building ...

    01/16/2019 3:12:44 PM PST · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    Real Donald Trump Twitter ^ | January 16, 2019 | President Donald Trump
    There are now 77 major or significant Walls built around the world, with 45 countries planning or building Walls. Over 800 miles of Walls have been built in Europe since only 2015. They have all been recognized as close to 100% successful. Stop the crime at our Southern Border!
  • Al-Shabaab: Kenya attack because of Jerusalem recognition

    01/16/2019 2:49:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/1/19 | Elad Benari
    The Al-Shabaab terrorist group said on Wednesday it carried out the deadly attack on a Nairobi hotel and office complex in retaliation for US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital last December, AFP reported. The group said in a statement picked up by the SITE monitoring group that its fighters stormed the DusitD2 complex on instructions by Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. "It is a response to the witless remarks of the US president, Donald Trump, and his declaration of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of Israel," said Al-Shabaab. The assault with guns and explosives claimed the lives...
  • Huawei Technologies Linked to Chinese Communist Party, Intelligence Services

    01/16/2019 2:48:17 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 5 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 16, 2019 5:00 am | Bill Gertz
    Huawei Technologies, the global telecommunications giant at the center of an international diplomatic battle, is a major target in the Trump administration's campaign to halt China's theft of American technology. U.S. intelligence agencies have linked the company to both the Chinese military and civilian intelligence services and the Justice Department is now seeking to prosecute the company's chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, for violating American sanctions law. Meng, also known as Cathy Meng and Sabrina Meng, is wanted by the FBI for her role in a scheme to illicitly move hundreds of millions of dollars for Iran through a Huawei...
  • Venezuela's Maduro hikes minimum wage 300 percent

    01/16/2019 1:15:49 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 14, 2019 | by Brian Ellsworth
    CARACAS - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro raised the minimum wage by 300 percent to 18,000 bolivars per month, around $6.70, as part of routine wage hikes in an economy suffering from annual inflation approaching 2 million percent.
  • The Next Migrant Caravan Is On The Move... Ready or Not!

    01/16/2019 12:41:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/16/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    Last week we discussed the news that another large group of people in Honduras clearly hadn’t received the memo and were forming up yet another caravan to head to the United States. Despite efforts by both Mexico and the United States to find some other alternative for them, a group of more than 500 Hondurans packed up their things and set out in short order. As of last night, they had already crossed the border into Guatemala, presenting themselves in a reportedly orderly fashion. (Associated Press) The latest caravan of Honduran migrants hoping to reach the U.S. has crossed...
  • Theresa May survives no-confidence vote

    01/16/2019 12:06:32 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 68 replies
    Axios ^ | 1/16/19 | Dave Lawler
    A day after her Brexit plan suffered the worst parliamentary defeat in modern British political history, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a motion of no-confidence brought by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn by a vote of 325-306. Why it matters: May's job has been under threat for months, and yet she keeps on surviving. Having already seen off one challenge from rebels in her own party, she's now defeated a motion from the opposition. Still, May is no closer to delivering on Brexit with 10 weeks left until the U.K. is scheduled to leave the European Union.
  • CNN's Avlon Suggests Ann Coulter Speaks From Hell

    01/16/2019 9:19:48 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    John Avlon is CNN's snarkiest commentator. I sincerely believe he stays up nights working on sarcastic quips designed to get him noticed. But this morning, it was an apparent ad lib that is of note. On New Day, Alisyn Camerota asked why President Trump hasn't accepted a deal that would end the partial government shutdown. Co-host John Berman, referring to a statement by Ann Coulter, offered an explanation, saying he had "a sign, a word from up above." Avlon interjected: "Whoa, whoa: directionally off!"Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • UK Parliament: Live debate on no confidence motion

    01/16/2019 9:13:00 AM PST · by NRx · 47 replies
    YouTube ^ | 01-16-2019 | UK Parliament
    Live broadcast of the debate on a motion of no confidence in the House of Commons. The Labour party tabled a motion of no confidence following yesterday's crushing defeat of the Government's Brexit deal with the EU.
  • Top U.S. admiral warns on Russia, China: ‘Be ready to fight NOW’

    01/16/2019 7:52:30 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 43 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 1/16/19 | USA Features
    The U.S. Navy’s top surface warfare officer has issued a call to action — or a warning — to his crews: They need to develop a “sense of urgency” regarding the Russian and Chinese navies. In an address to the Surface Navy Association in Washington, D.C., this week, Vice Adm. Richard Brown said that U.S. warship crews, for the first time since the Cold War, must make ready for aggressive actions by adversaries with peer or near-peer capabilities at sea, such as when a Chinese navy destroy came within yards of ‘scraping paint’ off a U.S. destroyer last fall in...
  • How much sympathy for pregnant illegal border-crossers is too much?

    01/16/2019 7:18:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/16/2019 | Harry White
    Back on November 26, Maryury Hernandez, a God-fearing pregnant migrant from Honduras, entered the country with her husband and three-year-old son in search of "better lives" for her children and "to keep them safe" (so she makes the hazardous trek north?), says journalist Ruben Navarrette, who is "extremely grateful for his citizenship." The problem is, she entered illegally, which makes her eligible for deportation. "I feel like a criminal," said Maryury. She is a criminal. A pregnant foreigner may go to the U.S. to give birth. She doesn't violate any U.S. laws if she has a visa. Still, U.S. Customs,...
  • A Mexican border snapshot from someone who knows: Here's what things really look like.

    01/16/2019 7:15:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/16/2019 | Gary Schiff
    Here is a U.S.-Mexican border snapshot. The Coronado National Forest, in New Mexico and Arizona, shares a 53-mile border with Mexico. In 2010, the average number of illegals crossing through that 53-mile stretch were 35,000 per year, of which Customs and Border Protection (CBP) estimated catching about half. There was no effective barrier. Most of those they would catch would be ten miles north of the border on or near Interstate 10, which effectively created a 500-square-mile-plus no man's land of public space, unsafe for entry by the general public. The ranchers who had private land within the area had...
  • A migrant caravan full of women and children led by a convicted child rapist?

    01/16/2019 7:09:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/16/2019 | Monica Showalter
    The optics for the latest caravan don't get much worse than this: Honduran border police arrested a 26-year-old fugitive they said was leading it and hauled him off to prison to serve the 15-year prison term that came of his 2015 conviction.  Caravan leader Juan Carlos Molina's crime? Raping a younger-than-12-year-old, his own little cousin, sneaking into her home as she awaited her mother's return from a late-working job with the door to her home ajar to let her back in, according to the Honduras's Diario La Tribuna. If she had to leave the door open, it's quite likely it's because she had to go to sleep,...
  • Which Celebrity Just Told Pelosi to Fund the Border Wall!?

    01/16/2019 6:03:18 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/16/2019 | Courtney O'Brien
    Cher is usually Republicans' worst nightmare on Twitter. Second perhaps only to Bette Midler, the "Do You Believe in Love" singer is relentless in her campaign against the president. With a generous use of caps lock, she has called him a misogynist, a racist, and worse. That's why her recent Twitter thread is so surprising. On Thursday, the singer implored Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to end the government shutdown and fund President Trump's border wall already.