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  • Trump wants to get the U.S. out of Syria’s war, so he asked the Saudi king for $4 billion

    03/16/2018 6:32:56 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 25 replies
    The Washington Compost, News Rotten to the Core ^ | March 16, 2018 | Paul Sonne and Karen DeYoung
    In a December phone call with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, President Trump had an idea he thought could hasten a U.S. exit from Syria: Ask the king for $4 billion. By the end of the call, according to U.S. officials, the president believed he had a deal. The White House wants money from the kingdom and other nations to help rebuild and stabilize the parts of Syria that the U.S. military and its local allies have liberated from the Islamic State. The postwar goal is to prevent Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his Russian and Iranian partners from claiming the...
  • Chicago students allegedly trash Walmart during National School Walkout protest

    03/16/2018 5:51:05 PM PDT · by familyop · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 16, 2018 | Caleb Parke
    About 60 students from a Chicago high school used their time during the National School Walkout protest to wreak havoc at a Walmart, witnesses say -- and police are investigating. Walmart shoppers and store employees were stunned by the destruction allegedly inflicted by Simeon Career Academy students Wednesday morning, FOX 32 reported.
  • 'Hope case for men with money': Judge cuts off woman's spousal support after she asked to triple it

    03/16/2018 5:48:39 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 25 replies
    The Regina Leader-Post ^ | March 16, 2018 | Victor Ferreira
    An Ontario judge has rejected a Saskatchewan woman’s efforts to triple her spousal support two decades after her divorce, deciding instead to cut off her main source of income completely. Kevin Choquette, a retired bank analyst worth more than $14 million, applied to the court to end the $57,000 per year in spousal support he has been paying Yvonne Choquette for 22 years. In response, Yvonne Choquette requested that her support be tripled to $180,000 per year. In a decision published on March 1, Judge Kenneth Hood sided with Kevin Choquette, 62, explaining the reason he’s stripping Yvonne Choquette, 62,...
  • After thirteen days, do detectives really STILL not know how spy was poisoned? [trunc]

    03/16/2018 5:31:08 PM PDT · by blueplum · 5 replies
    TheDailyMail UK ^ | 15 Mar 2018 | Gareth Davies
    ... Now police say his daughter might have brought it from Russia in her suitcase - but it is just the latest of a series of bizarre theories Thirteen days after Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were attacked with a nerve agent in Salisbury, police appear to be no nearer any answers as to how the pair were poisoned. Theories banded around in the past fortnight include food poisoning, a bouquet of flowers laced with the deadly substance Novichok and the lethal toxin being smeared on the former agent's car door handle. Now, it is understood investigators have turned...
  • Colombia: Non-Muslim aids Islamic State in plotting jihad massacre of U.S. citizen

    03/16/2018 5:09:04 PM PDT · by Lera · 5 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Mar 16, 2018 | Robert Spencer
    Gutierrez said: ““I’m not Muslim. I fight against the new world order, especially against Americans.” Fighting against the new world order is not something that actually involves allying with and aiding the Islamic State.
  • Nikki Haley Makes Good on Threat: No Aid For Voting Against Jerusalem

    03/16/2018 4:35:58 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 57 replies
    BIN ^ | 3/16/18 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley is making good on her threat to cut US aid to countries that vote against the US in the United Nations. In December, 128 countries voted in the United Nations General Assembly against the United States’ recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. At the time, President Trump and Haley threatened that there would be grave repercussions for recipients of US aid who failed to stand by their benefactor on such issues. On Thursday, Foreign Policy reported on a 53-page memo issued by Haley. Titled “America First Foreign Assistance Policy”, the new...
  • The West must respond firmly to Russia’s nerve agent attack

    03/16/2018 3:38:50 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 38 replies
    The Hill (Progressives Piled Higher) ^ | March 16, 2018 | Alexander Vershbow, Daniel Fried, Franklin D. Kramer
    The London nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter has been specifically ascribed to Russia by the United Kingdom prime minister, fully supported by the White House and American officials including at the United Nations. That attack itself – the first attack using weapons of mass destruction on NATO soil – calls for a significant response. But such a response is even more imperative when placed in the context of Russia’s ongoing hybrid warfare against the West and against vulnerable neighbors like Ukraine.In recent years, Russia and its surrogates have engaged in other instances of...
  • Russian Nikolai Glushkov's London death now a murder inquiry

    03/16/2018 3:23:20 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 7 replies
    BBC (British Bolshevik Commies) ^ | March 16, 2018 | In Hiding
    UK police have launched a murder investigation after the death of Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov in south-west London. Mr Glushkov was found dead at his home in New Malden on 12 March. A post-mortem examination revealed Mr Glushkov, who was 68, died from "compression to the neck". There is, at this stage, no evidence linking the death to the attempted murder of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Salisbury, police say.
  • Friend of dead Putin critic was strangled, British police say

    03/16/2018 1:18:05 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies ^ | March 16, 2018 | Tom Winter and Corky Siemaszko
    British police launched a murder investigation Friday after an autopsy revealed that a Russian exile who was critical of Vladimir Putin was strangled in his home. Nikolay Glushkov, whose body was found Monday, died as a result of “compression to the neck,” London's Metropolitan Police said in a statement. Glushkov's death was a eerie echo of his friend Boris Berezovsky, an exiled Russian oligarch and an outspoken critic of Putin who was found in 2013 with a rope around his neck — and whose death was initially a suspected suicide. It was reclassified as unexplained.
  • Spy poisoning: Putin most likely behind attack - Johnson

    03/16/2018 1:11:25 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 35 replies ^ | March 16, 2018 | BBC
    Russian President Vladimir Putin is "overwhelmingly likely" to have ordered the nerve agent attack on an ex-spy and his daughter, Boris Johnson has said. The foreign secretary said "our quarrel is with Putin's Kremlin, and with his decision" over the Salisbury incident. Russia denies involvement and said the accusations against Mr Putin were "shocking and unforgivable". Meanwhile, the head of Nato told the BBC that Russia has underestimated the "resolve and unity" of the UK's allies. Speaking during a visit to a west London military museum with the Polish foreign minister, Mr Johnson said the UK's "quarrel is with Putin's...
  • Trump Readies Sweeping Tariffs and Investment Restrictions on China

    03/16/2018 12:12:00 PM PDT · by NRx · 64 replies
    NY Times ^ | 03-16-2018 | ANA SWANSON
    WASHINGTON — The dust has yet to settle on President Trump’s decision to impose sweeping tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, but the White House is preparing another major trade measure, this time aimed squarely at China. Mr. Trump and his top trade advisers are readying a raft of actions to penalize China’s theft of American intellectual property, including tariffs on at least $30 billion of annual Chinese imports, people familiar with the discussions said. The measures, which could be announced as early as next week, may also include investment restrictions, caps on visas for Chinese researchers and challenges to...
  • South Africa criticises Australian plan to fast-track white farmer visas

    03/16/2018 10:41:43 AM PDT · by detective · 165 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 3/14/3018 | Simon Allison
    South Africa has criticized Australian home affairs minister Peter Dutton’s offer to fast-track the visas of its white African farmers, saying his comments on the supposed threat to their lives and land were “sad” and “regrettable”. A spokesperson for international relations minister Lindiwe Sisulu, said: “There is no need to fear … we want to say to the world that we are engaged in a process of land redistribution which is very important to address the imbalances of the past. But it is going to be done legally, and with due consideration of the economic impact and impact on individuals.”
  • U.S. troops who repelled Russian mercenaries prepare for more attacks

    03/16/2018 8:12:39 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 78 replies
    NBC News ^ | Mar 15 2018, 8:20 pm ET | Richard Engel and Kennett Werner
    DEIR EZ-ZOR, Syria — Standing on a windswept mound, Brig. Gen. Jonathan Braga pointed to the spot just a mile away from where Russian mercenaries and fighters loyal to the Syrian government fired at his soldiers. "Those artillery rounds could have landed and killed Americans, and that's why we continue to prepare our defenses," said Braga, the director of operations for the U.S.-led anti-Islamic State coalition. U.S. troops who came under fire from Russian mercenaries prepare for more attacks Only steps away sits a sprawling oil and gas refinery that American forces captured from ISIS last year and that is...
  • Hundreds march with Nazi SS veterans in Latvia

    03/16/2018 5:25:16 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 52 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/3/18
    Police arrested a man for displaying a poster of soldiers killing Jews at the annual march by local veterans of two SS divisions that made up the Latvian Legion during World War II. The man was arrested Friday morning on the margins of the annual march of the Remembrance Day of the Latvian Legionnaires — soldiers from the 15th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS and the 19th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (the 1st and 2nd Latvian, respectively.) A handful of veterans flanked by hundreds of supporters waving Latvian flags gathered around Freedom Monument for the march under...

    03/16/2018 2:14:50 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 17 replies ^ | 3/15/18 | YouTube
    I know we constantly lament about all the corruption that has gone completely unpunished and we yearn for justice to be done someday soon. Here is a great and seemingly very weary man who last night told the truth about the whole ugly governmental affair ……… Joe DiGenova. A very excellent 4 minutes and 16 seconds.
  • Does Rand Paul Owe Gina Haspel an Apology?

    03/16/2018 12:22:10 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 96 replies
    NRO ^ | 14 March 2018 | Rich Lowery
    Rand Paul launched a typically obnoxious attack on Gina Haspel today. Here is one account: “To really appoint the head cheerleader for waterboarding to be head of the CIA? How can you trust somebody who did that to be in charge of the CIA,” Paul wondered, adding, “To read of her glee during the waterboarding is just absolutely appalling.” Paul was referring to an account of a waterboarding session with suspected al Qaeda lieutenant Abu Zubaydah, who was subjected to so-called enhanced interrogation techniques now widely considered to be torture. ., . The problem is that this conduct appears to...
  • Caroline Glick: Firing Rex Tillerson Removed an Obstacle to Middle East Peace

    03/16/2018 12:20:11 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Mar 2018 | Caroline Glick
    the White House held a Middle East summit that demonstrated Tillerson’s basic assumptions have the problems of the Middle East precisely backwards.Under the leadership of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, along with Jason Greenblatt, Trump’s senior negotiator, Israeli officials sat in the White House for the first time with Arab officials from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, and Qatar. Representatives from Egypt and Jordan, with which Israel enjoys open diplomatic relations, were also in attendance. Canadian and European officials participated as well. Although they were invited, the Palestinians chose to boycott the conference. Their boycott was...
  • Senior Kurdish official, key to US policy in Syria, killed

    03/15/2018 8:01:19 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 17 replies
    ABC (American Bolshevik Conspirators) News ^ | March 15, 2018 | Sarah el Deeb, Associated Presstitute
    A senior Kurdish official who played a key role with the United States in implementing its post-Islamic State group policy in northern Syria has been found dead in his apartment, Kurdish officials said Thursday. Omar Alloush's death is a blow to the post-IS efforts in the region, as he played a key role in mediating between Arabs and Kurds and in shaping the U.S. policy in the area. The main Kurdish party in Syria said Thursday the death of Alloush is under investigation and officials suspect foul play.
  • Muslim groups bemoan lack of public outcry over string of mosque attacks [Germany]

    03/15/2018 6:41:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies ^ | 15 March 2018 15:50 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Islamic groups in Germany Thursday criticised a lack of solidarity and support over a spate of attacks on Muslims and mosques carried out by right-wing extremists and “terrorist” groups. They said Muslims were being made to feel that “they carry partial blame because, after their mosques have been desecrated by neo-Nazis using pig heads and graffiti of crosses, they are now also being attacked by foreign terrorist groups”. Last weekend saw a spate of arson and vandalism attacks targeting Turkish-German mosques, cultural institutions and businesses, some of which were claimed in online statements by militant pro-Kurdish groups angered by the...
  • Russia says U.S. plans to strike Damascus, pledges military response

    03/15/2018 5:43:06 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/13/18 | Reuters Staff
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Tuesday it had information that the United States planned to bomb the government quarter in Damascus on an invented pretext, and said it would respond militarily if it felt Russian lives were threatened by such an attack. Valery Gerasimov, head of Russia’s General Staff, said Moscow had information that rebels in the enclave of eastern Ghouta were planning to fake a chemical weapons attack against civilians and blame it on the Syrian army. He said the United States intended to use the fake attack as a pretext to bomb the government quarter in nearby...