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  • Iran and Russia Discuss Transacting in Crypto to Avoid International Sanctions

    05/18/2018 9:19:49 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Coin Telegraph ^ | 2018-05-18 | Molly Jane Zuckerman
    Iran and Russia Discuss Transacting in Crypto to Avoid International Sanctions Molly Jane Zuckerman Iran and Russia could start using cryptocurrencies to avoid Western sanctions, Russian news portal RBC reported yesterday, May 17. Mohammad Reza Pourebrahimi, the head of the Iranian Parliamentary Commission for Economic Affairs, referred to cryptocurrencies as a promising way for both countries to avoid US dollar transactions, as well as a possible replacement of the SWIFT interbank payment system. At a meeting with Dmitry Mezentsev, the Chair of the Federation Council Committee on Economic Policy, Pourebrahimi said that they have “engaged the Central Bank of Iran...
  • The Myth of Conservative Feminism [NYT Barf]

    05/19/2018 7:45:28 PM PDT · by walford · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 19, 2018 | Jessica Valenti
    There is a distinct lack of feminist celebration over these women ascending in these jobs — an absence that Republicans have criticized as hypocrisy. Shouldn’t we feminists be pleased by these shattered glass ceilings? ...Feminism isn’t about blind support for any woman who rises to power. The real political duplicity here is Republicans’ continued efforts to co-opt feminist language while actively curtailing women’s rights.
  • Nationalist Sadr’s Iraq election wins surprises regional rivals

    05/17/2018 12:01:38 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    Ahval (events) ^ | May 16 2018 | Wladimir van Wilgenburg
    Shia populist cleric and Iraqi nationalist Moqtada al Sadr won the May 12 Iraqi elections to the surprise of Iran, Turkey, the United States and many Iraq experts. Sadr is against Israel, the United States and Iran, and also opposes the presence of Turkish troops on Iraqi territory. Now he is the kingmaker of Iraq’s elections, winning 54 out of 329 seats in the Iraqi parliament. Washington was hoping Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al Abadi would win as a result of his defeat of Islamic State (ISIS), while Iran backed the Conquest alliance headed by the leader of the paramilitary...
  • China urges North Korea to proceed with Donald Trump summit

    05/17/2018 12:05:29 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | 16 May 2018
    China urges North Korea to proceed with Donald Trump summit China has urged its ally North Korea to proceed with a historic summit between its leader, Kim Jong Un, and US president Donald Trump amid threats from Pyongyang to scrap the meeting. Foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the sides should ensure the meeting runs as planned and yields “substantial outcomes”. Mr Kim and Mr Trump are due to meet in Singapore on June 12, but Pyongyang has threatened to withdraw, saying it has no interest in a “one-sided” affair meant to pressure it into abandoning its nuclear weapons. Mr...
  • Deadly protests continue in southern Iran for a second day

    05/18/2018 12:40:21 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 38 replies
    Fox ^ | 17 May 2018 | Ben Evansky
    Deadly protests in the southern Iranian city of Kazerun continued for a second day following the deaths of two protesters Wednesday... parts of the city looked “war-torn.” ...“Reports from a variety of sources are indicating anti-regime rallies and protests throughout the country, staged by people from all walks of life” “Whenever the Iranian regime becomes the target of a firm policy, this plays into the interests of the Iranian people and revives a nearly four-decade dispute,” he said. “(The) principle here is the fact that the Iranian people want regime change and are taking major steps towards this objective.”
  • Trudeau Demands Probe of Why Israeli Soldiers Shot Canadian Doctor in Gaza

    05/17/2018 7:42:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Albawaba News ^ | 05/17/2018
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called for an investigation into why Israeli soldiers shot a Canadian doctor in Gaza. Dr. Tarek Loubani was in the Gaza Strip Sunday providing medical services to protesters when Israeli soldiers shot him multiple times in his legs. Loubani, who was wearing clothing that identified him as a medical services provider, survived the shooting, The incident happened during a protest against the U.S. embassy opening in Jerusalem in which Israeli soldiers killed at least 59 Palestinians and wounded many others. "Canada deplores and is gravely concerned by the violence in the Gaza Strip that...
  • Turkey rules out returning Afrin to Assad (Syria)

    05/17/2018 9:19:46 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    Ahval (events) ^ | May 17 2018 | none stated
    Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Recep AkdaÄź has ruled out returning the Syrian district of Afrin, captured by Turkish troops and their allies from Syrian Kurdish forces in March, to the Syrian government, Turkish pro-government newspaper Daily Sabah said. "A free and democratic Syria can only be built without (Syrian President Bashar) Assad. He has killed many of his fellow citizens and brought much suffering to his country," the newspaper quoted AkdaÄź as saying. He said that Turkey did not wish to remain in the area for the long term and wanted to return it soon to the Syrian people. "We...
  • Amber Alert update: Without women's vigilance in spotting Amber Alert SUV, Tulsa..

    05/18/2018 9:16:45 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 5/18/18 | Harrison Grimwood, Kyle Hinchey and Kendrick Marshall
    child-stabbing case might have had 'even worse outcome' A Tulsa woman who was captured Tuesday after police said she stabbed her 11-year-old daughter and left home with her 8-year-old daughter said she committed the acts after becoming angry about the children’s behavior while looking at her, police said. Taheerah Ayesha Ahmad, 39, and her 8-year-old daughter Hafsa Hayle — who also goes by Hafsa Hussein — were found in a parking lot near Cameron and Main streets about 12:20 p.m. Tuesday. The girl was found safe. Police located Ahmad and her daughter after two women — Anastasia Brazendeh and Emily...
  • The Air Force Just Apologized For Making a Yanny vs. Laurel Joke About the Taliban (SMDH)

    05/18/2018 8:14:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/18/2018 | Katie Pavlich
    If you've been paying attention to the latest viral controversy this week, you know that the following audio says "Yanny," not "Laurel." It says Yanny. Those who claim it says "Laurel" are spreading fake news. Regardless, the Air Force sent a Yanny vs. Laurel reference out on their Twitter feed Thursday morning about the Taliban. By the afternoon, they took it down and apologized.
  • The EU's Magical Thinking on The Israeli-Arab Conflict: How Much Failure is Enough?

    05/18/2018 8:02:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 05/18/2018 | Bruce Thornton
    Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. In Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, when the Welsh magus Glendower boasts, “I can call spirits from the vasty deep,” the sceptic Hotspur retorts, “Why, so can I, or so can any man; But will they come when you do call for them?” For seven decades the West’s foreign policy establishment has been trying to call Middle East peace from depths of endless summits and conferences and agreements with ritualistic chants of “land for peace” and “two-state solution.” But all they’ve managed to produce is war, terrorism,...
  • CAIR Enraged by ROTC Exercise Featuring Jihadis as Enemies

    05/18/2018 7:59:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/18/2018 | Robert Spencer
    A ridiculous article last Thursday in UCLA’s student newspaper, The Daily Bruin, reveals the mindset of those who believe that “Islamophobia” is a bigger threat than jihad terror, and reveals yet again the insidious agenda of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).“It takes a lot of work to marginalize 3.5 million Americans at once,” writes the article’s author, Omar Said, “but the ROTC did just that when it stereotyped Muslims to portray enemy combatants.”Who are American troops facing in Afghanistan? Methodists?Said complained: During a training held by UCLA’s and California State University, Fresno’s Army ROTCs in early April, students...
  • The Gaza terrorists didn't fool anyone with their latest slaughter stunt

    05/18/2018 7:42:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/18/2018 | Monica Showalter
    After sacrificing fifty of their prized terrorists in their latest stunt to discredit Israel in the past week, was it really worth it to Gaza's Hamas rulers?  Based on at least one surprising press account describing the phony staged event, it looks as if the trick fell flat. Get a load of what the liberal-lefty, hoity-toity, Euro-infused Economist is reporting about it: Every state has a right to defend its borders.  To judge by the numbers, Israel's army may well have used excessive force.  But any firm conclusion requires an independent assessment of what happened, where and when.  The Israelis sometimes used non-lethal means, such as...
  • To the youth of Gaza: It wasn’t always like this

    05/18/2018 5:18:51 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 5-17-18 | Rabbi Yosef Elnekaveh
    An Open Letter to the Youth of Gaza From Rabbi Yosef Elnekaveh, the former rabbi of Gush Katif To the Arab residents of the Gaza Strip, We lived together, side by side, for 30 years. The Jews of Gush Katif and the Arabs of the Gaza Strip. In the early years, Deir El-Balah residents would come over to neighboring Kfar Darom to participate in family celebrations. There was no mikveh (ritual bath) in Kfar Darom and every Friday, I would walk the length of the Deir El-Balah camp by myself to the sea. I was greeted by the Gazan fishermen...
  • Netanyahu: Israel thwarted terror attacks in more than 30 countries

    05/18/2018 5:11:48 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 17 May 2018
    PM's assertion appears to confirm earlier claim by minister on extent of Jewish state's intelligence sharing efforts worldwide Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks as he welcomes Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela to the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on May 17, 2018. (AFP Photo/Pool/Gali Tibbon) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel has thwarted terror attacks in more than 30 countries, appearing to confirm a minister’s claim on the extent of Israel’s intelligence sharing efforts. “Israel’s security services and our remarkable intelligence services have prevented terrorist attacks in over 30 countries, major terrorist attacks — the downing of aircraft,”...
  • World must tell Gaza’s Hamas-abused masses the truth: There will be no ‘return’

    05/18/2018 5:09:45 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 17 May 2018 | David Horovitz
    Palestinians are being mobilized for a 'right' they do not have and a 'return' that will not happen. Why does the international community insist on helping Hamas delude them? A Palestinian protester holds wire cutters amid black smoke from burning tires near the fence during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, May 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Adel Hana) After Monday’s terrible violence and loss of Palestinian life on the Gaza border, the world owes the Palestinians some painful but simple truths. Weeks of Hamas-spurred “March of Return” rallies — with their accompanying riots, bids to cut through the...
  • TENURED JIHADIST PROFESSOR AT KENT STATE FIRED AND CHARGED FOR LYING

    05/18/2018 4:54:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 18, 2018 | Bosch Fawstin
    Universities must pay a price for sheltering professors who support terrorism. Julio Pino aka Assad Jibril Pino, had tenure at Kent State, and the university had No problem with him smearing America, shouting “Death to Israel”, calling Osama Bin Laden “the greatest”, nor even for his open support for terrorism. But now that the FBI has charged him for lying to them, as he told them that he didn’t know a Facebook friend of his by the name of “J.E.” who threatened to kill hundreds of people, the corrupt Kent State University has finally found a reason to part with...
  • Whuh? CNN’s Cuomo Concerned Removed NORK Nukes Might be Sent to Pakistan

    05/18/2018 4:11:55 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    This is right up there with the congressman worrying that stationing Marines on Guam could cause the island to tip over and capsize . . . On CNN this morning, Chris Cuomo expressed the concern that under a denuclearization deal with North Korea, the NORK nukes might be sent to . . . Pakistan. Panelists Jon Avlon and Gordon Chang talked poor Chris in off the ledge, assuring him that wouldn’t happen.Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Irony: Abortion Leaders Condemn Trump for Not Recognizing MS-13 As People

    05/17/2018 5:28:49 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 31 replies
    Townhall ^ | Lauretta Brown
    Cecile Richards, former President of Planned Parenthood, and Ilyse Hogue, head of the abortion advocacy group NARAL, both had harsh words for President Trump Wednesday over his comments that MS-13 “aren’t people. These are animals.” Trump's remarks were widely taken by many in the media to be referring to all illegal immigrants. While Richards, NARAL, and Planned Parenthood all seemed to be interpreting the remarks to mean all illegal immigrants, the full context of the remarks seems to show that the president was referring to the violent MS-13 gang. Richards, the recently retired head of the nation’s largest abortion provider,...
  • EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms

    05/17/2018 2:21:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 05.17.2018 | cmb/msh (dpa, Reuters, AP)
    European Union Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced Thursday that the bloc plans to reactivate a law that would seek to block European companies from complying with any sanctions the US would reintroduce against Iran. Juncker’s announcement came during the second day of an EU meeting in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, which had already been marked by sharp criticism from European leaders over American President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. […] German-headquartered insurance firm Allianz and Danish shopping company Maersk have already said they plan to close operations in Iran in order...
  • Denmark's Maersk Tankers ends Iran shipping after renewed US sanctions

    05/17/2018 9:43:01 AM PDT · by Salman · 10 replies
    The Local (Denmark) ^ | 17 May 2018 | AFP/The Local
    Danish shipping group Maersk Tankers on Thursday said it would cease its activities in Iran due to the US decision to leave a landmark nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions against Tehran. Maersk Tankers would honour customer agreements entered into before May 8th, but then wind them down by November 4th, "as required by the reimposed US sanctions," the company told AFP. The group said it "has been transporting cargoes for customers in and out of Iran on a limited basis," without providing precise figures for its activities.