Sunday, August 28, 2016
Exclusive — Ret. Lt. Gen. Flynn: Terror-Linked Nations ‘Cutting Deals’ with Mexican Cartels to Enter U.S.
Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), tells Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM that countries that are known to support radical Islamic terrorism are “cutting deals” with Mexican cartels for access to human smuggling routes into the United States.
Public opinion polls conducted by the Arab World Institute for Research and Development indicate that Hamas-affiliated lists will triumph in the Palestinian Authority's upcoming elections.
The Palestinian Authority is set to run local elections in its cities on October 8th.
Despite recent crackdowns by the ruling Fatah party on Hamas members and affiliates, Hamas seems to be gaining support among the voters of the PA.
By the numbers:
60 percent of PA voters are expected to participate in the elections.
In Judea and Samaria, Fatah is expected to receive 34 percent of the parliament seats, tied with Hamas at 33 percent, while 9 percent of votes are expected to go to independent parties, and 4 percent to other Islamic organizations.
In Gaza: Fatah would garner 32 percent of the vote, Hamas would take the election with 37 percent, Leftist organizations would win 9 percent, and other Islamic factions would bring up the rear with 6 percent.
66 percent believe the elections will be clean and fair.
74 percent believe that voters will make their picks based off of family and organizational affiliations.
Only 21 percent believe that the elections will lead to a reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas, while 46 percent insist on the opposite.
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Iran on Friday denied American accusations it has delivered missiles to Yemeni rebels, retorting it was U.S. support for a Saudi-led coalition backing the government that had prolonged the conflict,AFP reported.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the comments by Secretary of State John Kerry on a visit to Saudi Arabia on Thursday were "completely baseless".
"Iran has repeatedly said that Iranian military power will never be a threat to any country and is merely for defense purposes," Zarif said in a statement on the ministry's website and quoted by AFP.
"The U.S. administration with such remarks is itself becoming a partner in the child killings and war crimes committed by the Saudi regime against the innocent people of Yemen,” he charged.
"Undoubtedly, Mr. Kerry knows better than others that the Saudi government in the past year and half has consistently and seriously blocked all efforts made to establish a ceasefire in Yemen," added Zarif. READ MORE
Legal proof once and for all, of Israel's internationally recognized right to this land in general, and the legality of the Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria in particular.
This is the most comprehensive collection of international treaties and commitments referring to the establishment of a Jewish State in what was British mandated Palestine. READ MORE
Actions by Iranian vessels in several encounters with U.S. warships in the Gulf this week are cause for concern and increase risks of miscalculation, the White House said on Friday, according toReuters.
On Thursday, it was revealed that a U.S. Navy coastal patrol ship fired three warning shots at an Iranian ship that sailed within 200 yards in the Northern Persian Gulf.
That incident was one of four close calls this week involving U.S. and Iranian vessels.
The intentions of the Iranian vessels in the incidents is not clear, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in a news briefing, but the behavior is unacceptable and "in a compressed space like the Strait of Hormuz it increases the risk associated with possible miscalculations."
This week’s incidents are not the first time that Americans and Iranians have clashed in the Persian Gulf.
In January, Washington said Iran launched rockets near an American aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf. While Iran initially denied doing so, footage was later released that proved it had indeed fired on the American carrier.
Later that month, Iranian media claimed the country flew a surveillance drone over an American aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf and took "precise" photographs of it as part of an ongoing naval drill.
In January, Iran infamously briefly detained 10 U.S. Navy sailors who mistakenly steered into Iranian waters.
Friday, August 26, 2016
The first clash occurred Thursday overnight, when Kurdish forces from Manbij attacked the positions taken by Turkish tanks in Jarablus, hours after Islamic State forces were put to flight from this border town.
The battles continued into Friday morning, Aug. 26.
The US ultimatum to the Kurds was the outcome of understandings US Vice President Joe Biden reached with Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Wednesday, hours after the Turkish army crossed into northern Syria.
"Syrian Kurdish forces will lose US support if they don't retreat to east bank of Euphrates,” the US vice president stated at a news conference. READ MORE
A new bill likely to become law in California bans state-funded travel to states that the California Attorney General decides have laws that discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexualt, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people.
Three of the last Jewish families in Syria have been resettled in the United States after posing as Christians to enter Sweden earlier this year, Point of No Return has reported.
The Jewish refugees, numbering some 13 people, including 7 children, had been living in Damascus, in the midst of a bloody civil war raging since 2011.
Four months ago the three families were accepted into Sweden while posing as Christian Arabs. The refugees were described as multi-lingual and financially successful.
Recently the refugees were quietly resettled in Louisville, Kentucky, following the efforts of a local Conservative synagogue, which worked with local and federal authorities to streamline the operation.
Louisville has absorbed thousands of refugees from the Middle East over the past five years. It is also home to a small but thriving Jewish community with five synagogues, a kosher butcher, and even a kollel.