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Pentagon chief says no specific evidence Iran was plotting to attack four U.S. embassies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday said he did not see specific evidence from intelligence officials that Iran was planning to attack four U.S. embassies, an assertion made by President Donald Trump in justifying the killing of Iran’s top general.
Posted by DillyDilly500 | Sun Jan 12, 2020, 04:29 PM (10 replies)

Hezbollah: It's time for Iran's allies to start working to avenge Soleimani

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon’s Hezbollah said on Sunday it was time for Iran’s allies to begin working to retaliate for the killing of Major General Qassem Soleimani though it would be a “long path” to the goal of ejecting U.S. forces from the region.

Posted by DillyDilly500 | Sun Jan 12, 2020, 04:26 PM (6 replies)

US Seeks to Amplify Voices of Protest in Iran Amid Turmoil
Posted by DillyDilly500 | Sun Jan 12, 2020, 04:20 PM (2 replies)

Trumps order to combat anti-Semitism makes Israel sacrosanct & sets up Jews for discrimination

President Trump claims to be protecting American Jews from anti-Semitism by signing an executive order this week. But it’s nothing of the sort. It’s a cynical attempt to shut down criticism of Israeli state violations.
What he is doing, however, is setting a dangerous precedent which may end up fueling acts of hatred against Jews.

Trump’s executive ruling conflates two things: it effectively bestows on the Jewish religion a national or race identity and the rights thereof; secondly, the presidential order equates criticism of the Israeli state with anti-Semitism.

Henceforth, the US government can penalize federally funded academic institutions where courses or activities critical of Israel are identified by invoking existing civil rights laws protecting nations or races from discrimination. In the name of combating anti-Semitism, universities, colleges, and schools could be deprived of federal funds.

This will have a gagging impact on education, debate and free speech under the guise of supposedly protecting Jews from discrimination. Trump’s move has grave implications for the constitutional rights of all American citizens.
Posted by DillyDilly500 | Fri Dec 13, 2019, 07:24 PM (5 replies)

After his impeachment, will trump be addressed as

Impeached Donald Trump or Impeached President Trump?

Posted by DillyDilly500 | Thu Dec 5, 2019, 09:56 PM (29 replies)

Ole McAlerty had a farm, eya eya ooooh. On that farm he had a Fred, eya eya ooooh.

With a Fred, Fred here and a Fred, Fred there, here Fred there a Fred everywhere a Fred, Fred.

Ole McAlerty had a farm...eya eya ooooh.

Posted by DillyDilly500 | Sun Dec 1, 2019, 07:57 PM (0 replies)

Israel has lost even pretense of respect for international law - expelled HRW official

A top Human Rights Watch official recently deported from Israel spoke to RT about his expulsion, warning that the world will hear about more rights abuses in the occupied Palestinian lands if it doesn’t act.
Omar Shakir, an American citizen and Human Rights Watch (HRW) director for Israel and Palestine, was deported earlier this week under the pretext of calling for a boycott of the Jewish state. He told RT that evicting a HRW official for his professional activity was a telling move.

“This is without doubt an effort to muzzle down Human Rights Watch and to muzzle advocacy for Palestinian rights,” Shakir proclaimed.

Israel is regarded a Western-style democracy, but free expression there actually excludes campaigning for the rights of Palestinians, Shakir pointed out.

This move shows the degree to which Israel has lost even the pretense of respect for basic international norms. If Israel, despite criticism from much of the world, deports me as it did earlier this week for my rights advocacy, how it will ever stop abusing rights?

By throwing out a representative of “one of the world’s largest human rights organizations,” Israel is trying to warn other rights groups that “your work documenting rights abuses could result in facing new punitive sanctions.”

The 41-year-old official was told to leave Israel last year after being accused of engaging in Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement activities – that’s due to a controversial 2017 law that barred foreigners who publicly call for a boycott of Israel from entering the country.
Posted by DillyDilly500 | Wed Nov 27, 2019, 08:11 PM (12 replies)

Arrested Giuliani associates, Parnas & Fruman have deep ties to Jewish community

Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, two associates of former New York City mayor and Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, were indicted Thursday on campaign finance charges related to their efforts to remove Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, from her job. The two were arrested Wednesday evening at Dulles International Airport as they tried to leave the United States on one-way plane tickets to Vienna.

Lovers of Zion: Fruman and Parnas, who are both Jewish, visited Israel alongside Anthony Scaramucci and Mike Huckabee last summer. Earlier this year, the pair were presented with the National Council of Young Israel’s Chovevei Zion (Lover of Zion) award. Dr. Joe Frager, vice president of the National Council of Young Israel, which also hosted their Israel trip, declined to say whether he regrets giving Parnas and Fruman the award. “I am just shocked,” he repeatedly told JI’s Jacob Kornbluh yesterday.

2018 flashback: At an event hosted by Frager in Queens ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, Giuliani — in the presence of Parnas and Fruman — predicted that Democrats will launch “a hundred investigations” into Trump’s activities. Giuliani said that “Washington lawyers will make a fortune” and joked he should open an office there. Parnas chimed in saying that “we need to win the midterms. That’s the bottom line. The president can’t do everything on his own, unfortunately.”
Posted by DillyDilly500 | Sun Nov 24, 2019, 10:50 PM (13 replies)

The revised cover of Don Jr.'s new book...

Posted by DillyDilly500 | Fri Nov 8, 2019, 08:32 PM (11 replies)

Erdogan threatens to open Europe gates for refugees

Erdogan threatens to open Europe gates for refugees

Issued on: 07/11/2019 - 18:34

Budapest (AFP)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a visit to EU member Hungary repeated his threat Thursday to "open the gates" for millions of refugees eager to flee to Europe unless more international support was provided.

Erdogan held talks with Hungarian nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban -- a rare EU ally -- in Budapest where several hundred people demonstrated over Ankara's deadly military offensive in Syria, with placards calling the Turkish leader a "genocidal dictator".

Ankara launched the military operation last month to push Syrian Kurdish forces back from its border and create a "safe zone" to take in some of the 3.6 million Syrian refugees currently in Turkey.

Erdogan has called on EU countries to provide more financial support for his plan to create the "safe zone".

"Whether or not support comes, we will continue to host our guests, but only up to a point," Erdogan said at a news conference alongside Orban.

"If we see that this does not work, just like I said before, we will have no option left but to open the gates. If we open the gates, it is obvious where they will go," Erdogan added.

Orban, an anti-immigration figurehead for nationalists in Europe and beyond, said Hungary stood ready to help Turkey however it could to create the "safe zone".
Posted by DillyDilly500 | Thu Nov 7, 2019, 04:31 PM (2 replies)
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