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Foreign Affairs (News/Activism)

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  • Protecting Our Border Does Not Make Us Nazis

    06/20/2018 2:06:06 AM PDT · by advance_copy
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 6/19/2018 | Steve Cortes
    Good news abounds lately for America. Jobs numbers continue to soar and, per a new CNN poll, Americans have grown more confident in the direction of the country than at any time in a decade. Not surprisingly, President Trump’s job approval ratings also are on the rise, particularly among independents. In spite of these successes – or perhaps because of them – the president’s critics continue to direct the most extreme possible language at him, invective that reached full-scale apoplexy regarding our country’s border policies. The lawful separation of children from illegal immigrants who cross our border without permission has...
  • Matteo Salvini: Italy’s ports are closed to migrant vessels

    06/19/2018 8:46:01 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 19 replies
    Politico.eu ^ | 6/16/18 | SILVIA SCIORILLI BORRELLI
    Italy’s Matteo Salvini warned Saturday that no NGO-operated ships carrying migrants would be allowed to dock at Italian ports. “Italy no longer wants to be an accomplice of human traffickers and contribute to the business of illegal immigration,” Matteo Salvini, who leads the far-right League, said in a Facebook post on Saturday. More than 600 migrants are expected to reach Italian shores on Saturday on board Italian, British and U.S. military ships, according to a statement by the Italian interior ministry cited by La Repubblica. Salvini’s post specifically targeted NGO-operated two ships flying Dutch flags — which he described as...
  • For Migrant Families in Mexico, Threat of Separation Puts Plans in Doubt

    06/19/2018 7:54:08 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 66 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 19, 2018 | Kirk Semple
    ... Word of the Trump administration’s new “zero tolerance” policy, which calls for prosecuting everyone who crosses the border illegally, has been traveling along the migrant trail that winds through Mexico and Central America. People learn of it by television, by social media and, mostly, by word of mouth. While the policy has stirred controversy in the United States, with lawmakers from both parties calling for its end in the face of defiance from the Trump administration, it has sowed confusion for the migrants bound for the United States, who are struggling to make sense of what it means for...
  • Call me Mr President: Macron scolds teenager who called him 'Manu'

    06/19/2018 7:08:48 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 19 replies
    The French leader was on an official visit to Mont Valerien fort near Paris to commemorate General Charles De Gaulle's call for popular resistance during World War Two. Mr Macron was passing through the crowds when the teenager addressed him informally. The president was not happy with his improper conduct, and told the boy: "You call me Mr President of the Republic."
  • Moscow runs low on beer necessities for thirsty World Cup fans

    06/19/2018 6:53:07 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 34 replies
    CNBC ^ | 6/18/2018 | Staff
    Beer-guzzling soccer fans risk drinking bars and restaurants in the Russian capital dry, with some saying they are running low and having to wait longer than usual for fresh supplies. Moscow has been transformed by the World Cup, with singing, chanting and beer swilling fans overwhelming some of the packed bars and restaurants around the Kremlin and Red Square. "We just didn't think they would only want beer," said one waiter at a upscale eatery in central Moscow who asked not to be identified for fear of scaring off future customers. The waiter said his restaurant ran out of draft...
  • Senate Democrats reject GOP legislative fix to stop family separations

    06/19/2018 4:53:43 PM PDT · by McGruff · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 19, 2018 | Susan Ferrechio
    Senate Democrats indicated Tuesday they may not agree to narrow legislation that would end the separation of children from parents who cross into the country illegally at the southern border. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., refused to say if he and other Democrats would support a bill that Republicans are working on, and when pressed, said several times that President Trump should act on his own to stop these family separations from happening. "Let's hope we never get to that. Let's hope the president does the right thing and solves the problem, which he can do," Schumer said. "That's...
  • North Korea expected to begin transferring remains of U.S. troops soon: officials

    06/19/2018 3:43:32 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 19 Jun 2018 | Idrees Ali
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea could start the process of handing over the remains of troops, including Americans, missing from the Korean War within the next few days, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Tuesday. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said North Korea would hand over the remains to United Nations Command in South Korea, and they would then be transferred to Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii. One official said “a sizable number” of remains were expected to be handed over, but declined to give a specific number given the unpredictability of North Korean leader Kim Jong...
  • US no longer funding UN Human Rights Council or Comissioner

    06/19/2018 3:23:22 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 20 replies
    Mark Levin Show | 19 June 2018
    Just heard John Bolton on Mark Levin show !!!
  • Southgate tube station explosion – Several people injured after blast as cops probe ‘suspicious(T)

    06/19/2018 2:27:12 PM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 6/19/2018 | Jacob Dirnhuber and John Lucas
    COPS have evacuated a tube station in North London after terrified commuters reported an explosion at the height of evening rush-hour. Locals were told to stay inside after emergency services and sniffer dogs swarmed Southgate Tube Station shortly before 8pm. One witness told The Sun how she heard a "massive bang" as she left the station. She said: "It was a really loud noise. I was on the top of the escalator and there was this massive bang.
  • Exclusive: US officials likely lost track of nearly 6,000 unaccompanied migrant kids

    06/19/2018 2:22:17 PM PDT · by bgill · 24 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | June 19, 2018 | Franco Ordoñez
    The Trump administration has likely lost track of nearly 6,000 unaccompanied migrant children, thousands more than lawmakers were alerted to last month, according to a McClatchy review of federal data... “There is a lot more,” said a field specialist who worked in the Office of Refugee Resettlement until earlier this year and was tasked with reaching out to sponsors and children to check on their well-being. “You can bet that the numbers are higher. It doesn’t really give you a real picture.” The new estimate comes as backlash widens over President Donald Trump's' decision to separate parents and children. Advocates...
  • The great pile-on: Every loathsome washed up pol bash Trump on child migrants(T)

    06/19/2018 2:15:03 PM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/19/2018 | Monica Showalter
    FULL TITLE:The great pile-on: Every loathsome washed up pol crawls out of the woodwork to bash Trump on child migrants It's also been announced that these stories are working, causing President Trump's poll numbers to fall. Some call it "Trump's Katrina" and never mind that voters elected him because they just want illegal immigration to stop. So what has this media-driven perception of "not winning" brought us now? Every committed Trump hater and skeevy NeverTrump is crawling out of the woodwork to pile on. Say a few sentences about how terrible it is to separate children from immigration lawbreakers, and...
  • Meeting on Alamo plan turns heated

    06/19/2018 1:31:11 PM PDT · by bgill · 39 replies
    mysa ^ | June 19, 2018 | Scott Huddleston
    Nearly 100 people turned up to discuss a proposed Alamo plan at a public meeting that became heated Monday night... "We’re already in the first minute on our conversation, and I’m already hearing booing. It can’t happen that way,” Brockhouse said. Members of the design team addressed the group, which sometimes jeered as the consultants acknowledged being from outside of Texas... Earlier in the day, singer Phil Collins, who has donated his collection of artifacts to the Alamo, was in San Antonio for unveiling of bronze models depicting the evolution of the mission and military fortress over more than a...
  • Why is the Democrats' bizarre IT scandal being ignored?

    06/19/2018 1:13:23 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 34 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/19/18 | Kendra Arnold
    snip -- While the focus in Washington, D.C. remains centered on the Mueller Russia probe, we cannot lose sight of another ongoing investigation on Capitol Hill. At the center of this developing scandal are the nefarious actions of a former Democratic congressional IT aide indicted last year on bank fraud charges, who at the time was being paid by a high-profile member of Congress although he was barred from the House computer systems. While the case has not received a lot of mainstream media attention, the details are sordid. Not only does the case raise serious national security and obstruction...
  • Retired Border Agent: Here's How to Scare Off Illegal Immigrants

    06/19/2018 12:48:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 19, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Tea Party Patriots Action Co-founder Jenny Beth Martin traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border to chat one-on-one with some border patrol agents who are fed up with the federal government and are taking matters into their own hands. Martin shared footage of her walk and talk along the border with Zach Taylor, a retired border patrol officer and current chairman of Chairman of National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers. Zach Taylor Interview - Send them Back Martin and Taylor walked along the Bryan Terry Border Patrol Station in Bisbee, Arizona, named after the border patrol agent who lost his...
  • Inside Trump’s “Concentration Camps” [Truth & Satire]

    06/19/2018 11:48:02 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 6 replies
    ComputingForever vis YouTube ^ | 6/19/2018 | ComputingForever
    Video at link.
  • US set to announce departure from UN Human Rights Council: reports

    06/19/2018 11:37:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.19.2018 | es/aw (AFP, AP, Reuters)
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley will tell the organization on Tuesday evening at a joint press conference in Washington that their nation plans to leave its main human rights body, UN officials have confirmed. The announcement would come just one day after the UNHRC condemned the Trump administration for its policy of separating children from the families at the US-Mexico border. Haley had already threatened the exit, citing concerns that the council is biased against Israel. She said that the UNHRC was a “forum for politics, hypocrisy and evasion,” that included major human...
  • U.S. to pull out of U.N. human rights body: source

    06/19/2018 10:48:36 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | 19 Jun 2018 | Lesley Wroughton, Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will announce on Tuesday that the United Sates is pulling out of the United Nations Human Rights Council, a Trump administration source told Reuters. The United States is half-way through a three-year term on the main U.N. rights body and had long threatened to quit if it was not reformed, accusing the 47-member Geneva-based body of being anti-Israel. Reuters reported last week that activists and diplomats said talks with the United States on reforms had failed to meet Washington’s demands, suggesting that...
  • Rare view inside a Chinese nuclear submarine (Chicom propaganda video)

    06/19/2018 10:25:07 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 32 replies
    Liveleak ^ | 6/19/18 | Liveleak
    Formed in 1954, the PLA navy submarine force released this video to celebrate the birthday of Chinese submarine fleet. There are a lot of living space in these submarines apparently. However, the Chinese did not show their to top secret quantum radar which was rumored to be installed in some submarines already. Thats right, the Chinese have moved on from using sonar to underwater quantum radar, which has 100x more range.Video Here
  • IG Report Questions Why FBI Did Not Investigate Huma Abedin’s Emails During Hillary Probe

    06/19/2018 10:11:33 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 23 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 19 Jun 2018 | Aaron Klein
    NEW YORK — In its extensive report on the Hillary Clinton email probe, the Justice Department’s internal watchdog raised significant questions about why the FBI did not examine the contents of Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s private email accounts and did not seek to obtain Abedin’s personal devices to determine whether classified information was exchanged. The report noted Abedin should have been a point of interest since the FBI obtained from other sources classified email exchanges between Clinton and Abedin that were missing from the 30,490 emails turned over to the State Department by Clinton’s attorneys. Clinton had claimed the remaining...
  • Flashback: Obama in Political Bind Over Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors (2014)

    06/19/2018 9:41:29 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    TIME ^ | July 8, 2014 | Michael Scherer
    SNIP Under current law, unaccompanied minors from Central America are automatically referred to the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services, which works to place them with family members already residing in the United States while they await a court date. Unaccompanied minors from Mexico, however, are treated differently, and can be screened for immediate return to their home country by U.S. Border Patrol if they do not present human trafficking or refugee concerns. “There isn’t really a policy rationale for treating them differently,”a second White House official said Tuesday, arguing that the current system is allowing too...