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Post  Admin on Sun 05 May 2019, 10:53 am

DISTRESS OF NATIONS: Fighting in southern Tripoli kills 187, more than 1,000 wounded
May 04, 2019 10:27 pm
DISTRESS OF NATIONS: Fighting in southern Tripoli kills 187, more than 1,000 wounded
(Reuters) – Recent fighting in southern Tripoli in Libya has killed 187 people and wounded 1,157, a spokesman for the ministry of health said on Saturday. The government has also transferred a number of wounded to Tunisia, Turkey, Italy and Ukraine for medical treatment, said Tarek al-Hamshiri, the head of the government forces’ Field Medical Centre.

The offensive launched by eastern Libya-based military commander Khalifa Haftar to take control of Tripoli is now in its fifth week.

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RUMORS OF WAR: Pompeo Says ‘Military Action Is Possible’ to Intervene in Venezuela Crisis
May 01, 2019 10:06 am
RUMORS OF WAR: Pompeo Says ‘Military Action Is Possible’ to Intervene in Venezuela Crisis
(CBN) – Venezuela’s dictator Nicolas Maduro appears to still be in control of the South American nation following a day of violent skirmishes between his supporters and opposition forces. Still, the country’s leading politician trying to unseat him from power is urging his countrymen to keep up the pressure. In a video posted on social media, opposition leader Juan Guaidó urged Venezuelans to take to the streets again today and called on the country’s powerful military to join the people seeking change.

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RUMORS OF WAR: Venezuela’s Guaido takes to streets in military uprising
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RUMORS OF WAR: Venezuela’s Guaido takes to streets in military uprising
(AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó took to the streets with activist Leopoldo Lopez and a small contingent of heavily armed troops early Tuesday in a bold and risky call for the military to rise up and oust socialist leader Nicolas Maduro. “I want to tell the Venezuelan people: This is the moment to

take to the streets and accompany these patriotic soldiers,” said Lopez, who had been detained since 2014 for leading anti-government protests.

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RUMORS OF WAR: The US might preemptively strike Russia & China with space weapons
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OPINION (RT) – The US may be plotting a preemptive strike on the nuclear arsenals of Russia and China, Russian military said, citing the revival of the 1980s ‘Star Wars’ program and ever-growing US “missile defense” in Europe as evidence. The analysis of the “probable actions” of Washington shows that Americans are seeking to achieve strategic superiority through the so-called ‘on-start interception’ doctrine, Deputy Chief of the General Staff operative command Lieutenant General Viktor Poznikhir said Wednesday.

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RUMORS OF WAR: Trump administration may be laying legal groundwork for military action against Iran
Apr 14, 2019 03:25 pm
RUMORS OF WAR: Trump administration may be laying legal groundwork for military action against Iran
(ABC News) – When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the Trump administration would designate a branch of Iran’s military as a foreign terrorist organization Monday, he said, “The Trump administration is simply recognizing a basic reality.” But critics say they are concerned that it may also be part of an effort to bend reality enough to provide legal justification for armed conflict with Iran. “I am troubled that the
administration can’t unequivocally say that you haven’t been given power.
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RUMORS OF WAR: India and Pakistan on brink of war after ceasefire broken by ‘deplorable war crimes’
Apr 04, 2019 03:58 pm
RUMORS OF WAR: India and Pakistan on brink of war after ceasefire broken by ‘deplorable war crimes’
OPINION (Express) – The Indian Army has killed “two dozen” Pakistani soldiers and civilians as the two nuclear nations teeter on the brink of a devastating war – despite a ceasefire being called weeks ago. The two neighboring countries, which have a combined population of more than 1.5 billion, have been involved in tit-for-tat attacks even after February’s ceasefire. Pakistan confirmed it had suffered casualties along its border

and reprimanded the Indian Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad.

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RUMORS OF WAR: India and Pakistan on brink of war after ceasefire broken by ‘deplorable war crimes’
Apr 04, 2019 03:58 pm
RUMORS OF WAR: India and Pakistan on brink of war after ceasefire broken by ‘deplorable war crimes’
OPINION (Express) – The Indian Army has killed “two dozen” Pakistani soldiers and civilians as the two nuclear nations teeter on the brink of a devastating war – despite a ceasefire being called weeks ago. The two neighboring countries, which have a combined population of more than 1.5 billion, have been involved in tit-for-tat attacks even after February’s ceasefire. Pakistan confirmed it had suffered casualties along its border

and reprimanded the Indian Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad.

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RUMORS OF WAR: Israel Prepared for Violent Clashes With Gaza Saturday During ‘March of Return’ Anniversary
Mar 29, 2019 10:00 am
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OPINION (CBN News) – Israel is bracing itself for the one-year anniversary of the Great March of Return on the Gaza border. Hamas is urging tens of thousands of Gazans to gather at Israel’s southern border to face-off with Israeli soldiers and demand the return of Palestinian refugees to the land they were driven out of or left behind during Israel’s war for independence. While some have branded the mass demonstrations as non-violent, many Gazans throw explosives at Israel Defense Forces (IDF) troops and send burning kites across the border to torch Israeli territory.

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Will This Weekend Reignite Israel-Gaza Conflict?
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Hamas is set to hold a mass march this Saturday to the Gazan-Israeli border to mark "Land Day," an event that has the potential to transform into mass disturbances, which, in turn, could reignite Gazan rocket fire and Israeli military strikes.

In such a scenario, Israel may decide that air power alone is no longer sufficient to extinguish the rocket threat terrorizing southern Israeli civilians.

As a result, the Israel Defense Forces is keeping its massed infantry, artillery and armored units parked right on Gaza's border, pointed at Hamas. The forces are ready at a moment's notice to launch a ground maneuver to attack Hamas's military wing in response to a new escalation.

These scenes are the latest act in a year-long Hamas campaign aimed at using controlled violence to achieve goals, in what Col. (ret.) Reuven Erlich, director of the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, described as a "kind of a war of attrition."

"On March 30 a year ago, Hamas changed its policy, ending the relative quiet that existed from 'Operation Protective Edge' [in 2014] to that point," Erlich told JNS. Up to that time, there were very few rocket attacks out of Gaza, he noted, describing this period as "the quietist time since Hamas came to power [in 2007]."

For a variety of reasons, Hamas then shifted its policy, initiating "controlled pressure," said Erlich, based on the goal of shattering the calm, but avoiding a full-scale war with Israel.

"Hamas assesses that Israel, too, does not want to get dragged into a war. So it uses a variety of forms of violence--from border-rioting and sabotaging the security fence, sending explosives over the border tied to balloons, cross-border intrusions, rockets and rounds of escalation," he stated.

With Hamas controlling the level of violence in line with its interests, the latest escalation, which began when a Hamas rocket destroyed an Israeli home north of Tel Aviv on March 25 and injured seven of its family members, now appears to be coming to a close. 

The Israel Air Force struck several multi-story Hamas buildings in Gaza, leaving sites such as the offices of Hamas senior political leader Ismail Haniyeh in ruins, as well as Hamas's military intelligence building and the headquarters of the regime's internal security forces.
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A shaky unofficial ceasefire, mediated by Egypt, took hold on Wednesday, though it began with much uncertainty, after an unidentified Gazan group broke it by firing rockets at southern Israel's Eshkol region. This triggered IAF retaliation strikes on Hamas complexes, including a weapons' production facility, and Hamas responded with rocket fire on Ashkelon overnight. 

In total, Gazan armed factions fired 60 projectiles at southern Israel, with Iron Dome air defense batteries intercepting many that were heading into populated areas.

As the violence tapered off on Wednesday, Erlich warned that it could easily reignite on Saturday. "I would estimate that tens of thousands of Gazans will take part in the march. There could be lots of grenade-throwing, rioting and the potential for new rockets," said Erlich.

Asked what he made of claims by Hamas sources that Monday's rocket attack on an Israeli village well north of Tel Aviv was the result of a "mistake," Erlich said "I am a very small believer in such mistakes. From 'Operation Protective Edge' until recently, there were no mistakes. 

Now, there are multiple mistakes, and all sorts of rebellious Gazan groups outside of the Gaza consensus are also firing rockets. The important context is that in Gaza today, there is an atmosphere of violence towards Israel. I personally doubt this is a coincidence."

The threat of future escalations morphing into a war is "very real," he cautioned. "Hamas does not want to go all the way. But they are hitting the breaks less," he said.

Hamas is 'stuck in a maze of problems'

Brig. Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser, director of the Project on Regional Middle East Developments at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and former head of the research division of IDF Military Intelligence, said it was important to examine the bigger picture of recent events.

"Hamas's situation is that it is stuck in a maze of problems that it does not know how to get out of," he said. "Sometimes, when it wants to 'shout for help,' it goes for the option of firing on Israel."

Monday's long-range rocket attack was not necessarily ordered by the Hamas leadership, but if someone in Hamas carried it out, "the rules of the game are that once the act is done, they close ranks and support it. They do not criticize action against 'the cruel occupier,' " explained Kuperwasser.

Either way, Hamas's situation is "severe," he said. "Sure, they can hit Israel with rockets, but that does not alleviate their distress. They are in this position because of pressure from Egypt, from [Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud] Abbas, because of problems they have in improving life for Gaza's population and because this population is coming out against them," he assessed.

"They are facing real constraints in their goal of 'liberating Palestine.' No one among Hamas's rank and file thinks they can 'liberate Palestine' by firing rockets. They believe they can destroy Israel in the long term, but not the short term," he added.

Israel, in the meantime, is developing economically and technologically, said Kuperwasser. "Let's not lose sight of the facts--Israel's per capita income is 40,000 dollars, and its unemployment rate is 3.7 percent. It has one of the highest standards of living. 

In Gaza, there are frustrated people who, instead of improving their situation in a positive way, are digging a bigger hole because of strange ideologies and corruption," he said, describing Hamas's leadership.

"Clearly, these are frustrated people. Some have demonstrated against Hamas itself. Some fire on Israel. They know it will not improve their situation. Haniyeh said Israel 'understood the message' today. What message? The [actual] message is that if Israel hits Hamas hard, they will stop firing. That is the message."

Israeli civilians living in the vicinity of Gaza are justifiably frustrated with the ongoing security situation, and Israel needs to do more to make it clear to Gaza's factions that "there is a cost to this limited violence," said Kuperwasser. "We have not done that, and now we are paying [for it] by absorbing this violence. But this can change."

Hamas understands that if it pushes Israel too hard, it will provoke a military operation that could threaten the survival of its regime, said Kuperwasser. Asked if Hamas could choose the "Sampson option" of crashing Gaza deliberately into Israel's hands, the former intelligence officer said, "At this stage, they are clearly not there. That could change in the future, but chances are not high. We must be ready for everything. Israel has plans on what to do in such a case. It very much prefers not to activate them."

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Russia to keep deepening cooperation with Venezuelan military – state arms exporter
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A new helicopter training center has been built in Venezuela, the Russian state arms exporter said, pledging to deepen cooperation with Caracas. The news comes amid US threats of sanctions over Russia’s presence in the country.
The training center, built by Russia’s arms exporter, was unveiled on Friday, according to press service Rosoboronexport. The center is designed to train Venezuelan pilots to use such Russia-made hardware as Mi-17 and Mi-26 transport, Mi-35 attack helicopters and others.

“Rosoboronexport and other Russian organizations partaking in the Russian-Venezuelan military-technical cooperation, remain committed to deepening partnership with the defense ministry and other government bodies of Venezuela,” the press service said. The cooperation focuses on training military personnel and servicing the supplied hardware
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Amid internal woes, SPLC goes after Trump, enlists former Michelle Obama aide
March 28, 2019

Amid internal woes, SPLC goes after Trump, enlists former Michelle Obama aide
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The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the anti-“hate” organization famous for slandering conservatives, is enlisting Michelle Obama’s former chief of staff to investigate complaints of sexual harassment and racial discrimination that have rocked the left-wing group.

In a fundraising memo designed to encourage supporters to stick with them despite the scandal, Bryan Fair, chairman of the SPLC’s board of directors, attacked President Donald Trump and detailed the SPLC’s campaign to “combat the forces of hate and bigotry.”

The bigotry scandal embroiling the SPLC isn’t the only ironic twist in this story. The new hire, Tina Tchen, played a role in getting charges dropped against hate crime hoaxer Jussie Smollett.

SPLC scandal
In the memo, Fair announced that the SPLC is bringing on Tchen to address the sexual and racial harassment scandals, or what it calls “internal workplace challenges,” that have come to light within the progressive organization.

“We just launched an initiative with Tina Tchen– a former chief of staff for Michelle Obama and one of the leading voices behind the Times UP Legal Defense Fund– to advise us on workplace culture issues. Everyone who works at the SPLC deserves a workplace that reflects our highest values, and we’re committed to making sure that it happens,” he wrote.

The SPLC is struggling through a shake-up at the top of the organization over allegations of “intolerance,” sexual harassment and racial discrimination. In recent days, SPLC President Richard Cohen resigned while co-founder Morris Dees was forced out over “inappropriate conduct.”


Employees at the organization have complained of workplace discrimination that “threaten[s] the moral authority of this organization” as a stream of media reports have brought to light a culture of intolerance at the group whose sole mission, ironically, is fighting intolerance.

Interesting choice
Tchen, who is a Chicago lawyer, ironically intervened in the case of hate crime faker Smollett on his family’s behalf. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the former Obama staffer contacted Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx on February 1, three days after Smollett claimed he was attacked by Trump supporters in Chicago — and while Smollett was still considered a victim and not suspected of wrongdoing — and put her in contact with Smollett’s family.
Foxx, who ended up recusing herself, messaged Tchen back saying she tried to get Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnston to turn the investigation over to the FBI.

“Spoke to Superintendent Johnson. I convinced him to reach out to the FBI to ask that they take over the investigation. He is reaching out now and they will get to me shortly,” Foxx wrote to Tchen in an e-mail. Foxx also notified a relative of Smollett, who replied, “OMG this would be a huge victory.”
Tchen has denied trying to influence the case.
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Despite the SPLC’s own bigotry scandals, the organization remains undeterred in its quest to fight “hate,” which presumably means whatever the left doesn’t like. That agenda is reflected in Fair’s memo, which focuses on the SPLC’s efforts to thwart Trump’s immigration agenda and hails its own work in fighting the “deportation machine.”

“Given the rising tide of hate and given the callousness of the Trump administration, our work is as critical as ever. I can assure you that we will continue to work as hard as we can to combat the forces of hate and bigotry and to seek justice for the most marginalized people in our country,” he wrote.

The SPLC’s decision to hire a former Obama aide who interceded on behalf of a hate crime hoaxer to investigate its own discrimination issues hardly seems out of line with the group’s long-standing, now thoroughly exposed, hypocrisy.

The SPLC is mostly known for its “hate map,” which lists “hate groups” all over the country.  While the SPLC claims they’re all about fighting hate, critics exposed its classification of hate groups as unmistakably prejudiced against conservatives, cavalierly lumping mainstream conservative organizations together with neo-Nazis and the KKK.

Now, the SPLC’s long-respected moral authority on designating “hateful” groups has all but collapsed. Despite being exposed as hypocrites and frauds, though, it looks like the group intends to soldier on, deflecting attention from their own problems with a newly intensified focus on Trump.
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Russia to keep deepening cooperation with Venezuelan military – state arms exporter
Published time: 29 Mar, 2019 18:58
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Russia to keep deepening cooperation with Venezuelan military – state arms exporter
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A new helicopter training center has been built in Venezuela, the Russian state arms exporter said, pledging to deepen cooperation with Caracas. The news comes amid US threats of sanctions over Russia’s presence in the country.
The training center, built by Russia’s arms exporter, was unveiled on Friday, according to press service Rosoboronexport. The center is designed to train Venezuelan pilots to use such Russia-made hardware as Mi-17 and Mi-26 transport, Mi-35 attack helicopters and others.

“Rosoboronexport and other Russian organizations partaking in the Russian-Venezuelan military-technical cooperation, remain committed to deepening partnership with the defense ministry and other government bodies of Venezuela,” the press service said. The cooperation focuses on training military personnel and servicing the supplied hardware

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While military ties between Moscow and Caracas go a long way back, this statement might signal Russia’s unwavering intent to stand by Nicolas Maduro’s government, to which the Venezuelan Army has remained loyal despite the massive US-backed protests gripping the country. The new training facility was opened at a time when Washington is openly supporting a coup led by the opposition leader, Juan Guaido, who has proclaimed himself as interim president, while branding the legitimately elected president a usurper.

READ MORE: US is manufacturing a crisis in Venezuela so that there is chaos and 'needed' intervention

Officials in Donald Trump’s administration saw red when planes carrying Russian military specialists landed in Caracas on Saturday. Moscow later confirmed that the arrival was linked to the military-technical cooperation deal sealed in 2001, stressing it does not need any further approval, including by the opposition-controlled parliament.

Since then, President Trump himself has demanded that Russia “get out” of Venezuela, his National Security Advisor John Bolton said that they “won’t tolerate” a different foreign power meddling in the Western Hemisphere, while the US special representative for Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, has outright threatened sanctions on Russia for the move.

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“We have a list of options we have given the secretary [of State Mike Pompeo]. There are a lot of things we can do in economic terms, in terms of sanctions,” Abrams told reporters Friday, adding that “it would be a mistake for the Russians to think they have a free hand.”

Speaking outside the White House on Friday, Trump told reporters that he might discuss the Venezuela crisis with Russian President Vladimir Putin. "We will probably be talking at some point," he said.

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French, Belgian intelligence are plotting false flag chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib – Moscow
Published time: 29 Mar, 2019 19:12
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The secret services of France and Belgium are plotting to stage a false flag chemical attack in Syria to frame Moscow, the Russian Defense Ministry said. Agents of the two countries are cooperating with terrorist leaders in Idlib.
Militants, occupying large parts of the Syrian province of Idlib are readying a false flag attack involving chemical weaponry, the head of the Russian Centre for Reconciliation in Syria, Major General Viktor Kupchishin said on Friday.

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The attack is being prepared in close cooperation between operatives of Belgian and French secret services and terrorist groups, including the rebranded Syrian Al-Qaeda offshoot – Hayyat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS, previously known as Al-Nusra Front). Apart from them, the “pseudo humanitarian,” as the General put it, White Helmets group is also taking part in preparations.

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A batch of poisonous gas, believed to be chlorine-based, has been already delivered to a number of villages in the Idlib province. The poison is packed in canisters disguised as oxygen and natural gas tanks, according to the Russian military.

The plotters have discussed the filming of the upcoming false flag attack and are expected to repurpose footage of a recent Russian strike on a drone warehouse in Idlib to “prove” Moscow’s involvement.

While the “actors” are offered some $100 for playing the roles of chemical attack victims, there’s a distinct possibility that the militants will poison people for real to make the video more “lifelike,” the official warned.

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It’s not the first time Russia has warned about a false flag attack involving chemical weapons, revealing details about it to the general public. Last September, the Russian military issued a string of warnings of an imminent false flag attack in Idlib, accusing the notorious White Helmets group of being behind it. The attack would be used by the West to launch – again – airstrikes on Syrian government troops, according to Moscow. The incident, however, never happened – probably since it was exposed beforehand.
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Post  Admin on Sun 10 Mar 2019, 11:47 pm

Syria: We will attack Israel unless it withdraws from the Golan
 March 7, 2019
Syria: We will attack Israel unless it withdraws from the GolanSyrian President Bashar Assad (AP)
Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad issued the warning to a U.N. official as Damascus fears U.S. recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
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Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad reportedly warned Kristin Lund, head of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO), that “Syria will attack Israel if it does not leave the Golan Heights.”
“We will not hesitate to confront Israel,” Mekdad said. “We are also not scared away by its [Israel’s] supporters who are helping to perpetuate the occupation of the Golan,” he added.
The Syrian official accused Israel of using violence and harming regional stability.
The message has been interpreted as a sign that Syria is concerned that the U.S. will recognize Israel’s sovereignty on the Golan Heights.
Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), and Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wisconsin) introduced legislation last week urging the United States to officially recognize Israel’s sovereignty. The IDF captured the territory in the 1967 war. In 1981, the Knesset passed legislation applying Israeli law on the Golan.
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North Korea Escalates Rhetoric Following Reports of New Nuclear Activity…
Mar 07, 2019 10:37 pm
North Korea Escalates Rhetoric Following Reports of New Nuclear Activity…
(US News) – North Korea on Thursday blasted new, smaller-scale U.S.-South Korea military exercises as an “open challenge” to the aspiration of Pyongyang, seemingly rejecting what had been a key compromise President Donald Trump made following a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last month. The fiery rhetoric followed numerous reports this week that North Korea has begun new activity to bolster its nuclear weapons program, despite White House assurances following the high profile

February meeting in Vietnam that Kim was committed to denuclearization. “The ill-boding moves of the south Korean military authorities and the U.S. are a wanton violation of the DPRK-U.S. joint statement and the north-south declarations in which the removal of hostility and tensions were committed to,” North Korean state news service KCNA wrote, using its preferred acronym for itself. The statement described the new downsized exercises as “an open challenge to the aspiration and desire of all Koreans and the international community for peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.” 
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Iran in economic, psychological war with US & its allies – President Rouhani
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The US is waging an economic and psychological war against Iran in an attempt to topple its government, President Hassan Rouhani said, as he called on the Iranian people to stay strong in the face of this aggression.
“Iran is in economic and psychological war with America and its allies... their aim is to change the regime,” he said during a rally speech in the northern province of Gilan.
The Iranian president added that “our nation and the leadership are united against our enemies.”
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The Trump administration made increasing pressure on Iran a priority of its foreign policy. Washington pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran despite the objections of other signatories and has been twisting the arms of other nations to force them to stop doing business with Iran.

Rouhani said the US re-imposing economic sanctions on Iran was meant to goad Tehran into pulling out of the nuclear deal, which has not happened. This resulted in the US being isolated at the UN Security Council when President Donald Trump personally appealed for sanctions to be slapped on Iran last year.

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The White House is currently filled with Iran hawks, such as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton. Washington is trying to forge a regional anti-Iranian alliance, which would include Israel and the Gulf monarchies led by Saudi Arabia. Last month, they met in Poland for a high-profile meeting, which was largely snubbed by European heavyweights.

Rouhani said the outcome of the meeting, which was a far cry from the world rallying behind Washington to fight against Tehran, was another blow to the US policy towards Iran.

The Iranian president acknowledged that the US has managed to create problems in Iran with its sanctions and other actions, and pledged that his government will work tirelessly to solve or mitigate them, serving the interests of the Iranian people.

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Post  Admin on Fri 01 Mar 2019, 6:53 pm

India prepares for war, 14,000 bunkers are built along Pakistan border as the nations prepare their military
Feb 27, 2019 08:53 pm
India prepares for war, 14,000 bunkers are built along Pakistan border as the nations prepare their military
(Daily Mail) – India is preparing for war with the construction of 14,000 bunkers to protect families on the Pakistan border as Islamabad invokes the specter of nuclear conflict, telling India ‘better sense’ is needed. Earlier today Pakistan and India said they had shot down each other’s warplanes, in a dramatic escalation of the dangerous confrontation between the nuclear-armed rivals. Pakistan said it downed two Indian jets in its airspace and captured two pilots, later amended to one: whom they then seemingly paraded –

blindfolded and bloodied – for the camera. On Tuesday evening, Islamabad used heavy caliber artillery to shell 12 to 15 places along the Indian side creating panic among the populace on the border where bunkers are being hastily thrown up to ease their fears. The downed pilot was named today as Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman and seen in a video of what appears to be an interview at a Pakistani Airbase, in which he refuses to reveal any information about his capture – or captors. 
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Post  Admin on Thu 28 Feb 2019, 12:18 pm

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Pakistan minister says Islamabad ready to return pilot to ease India tension – local TV
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Islamabad is ready to hand over a pilot captured after an Indian jet was downed over Kashmir if the move will help defuse tensions which have pushed the neighbors close to war, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister has said.
“If there is de-escalation with the return of this [Indian] pilot, Pakistan is willing to consider this. We are ready for all positive engagement," Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi was quoted by Pakistani Geo TV on Thursday.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan is also willing to talk to Indian premier Narendra Modi “to extend an invitation of peace,” the top diplomat said. The Indian side is yet to respond to the offer.

Claiming Islamabad has been calling for peace since the outbreak of hostilities, Qureshi said, “If India wants to talk about terrorism then we are ready.”

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Taking a more combative tone, the minister accused India of risking regional stability, saying “history will not forgive you” if a conflict breaks out. “God forbid there is a war, Pakistan will be affected but will India’s economy not suffer?”

The pilot in question, identified as Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, was shot down and ejected over Pakistani-controlled territory in the disputed state of Kashmir on Wednesday. Pakistan later released footage of the pilot, in which he refuses to answer questions about his mission or type of aircraft.

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In a previous video that went viral, the downed pilot was seen being rescued from an angry mob of locals by Pakistani soldiers. Though the soldiers’ treatment of the pilot drew praise from both Indians and Pakistanis, New Delhi called the releases a “vulgar display” and demanded the immediate safe return of the pilot.

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Meanwhile, local voices in Pakistan have also called for a détente. The niece of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and granddaughter of former Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto wrote an op-ed for the New York Times op-ed, in which she said: “I and many other young Pakistanis have called upon our country to release the captured Indian pilot as a gesture of our commitment to peace, humanity and dignity.”

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Post  Admin on Fri 08 Feb 2019, 1:27 pm

Russia, US and France launch nuclear-capable missiles HOURS APART
Feb 07, 2019 11:08 pm
Russia, US and France launch nuclear-capable missiles HOURS APART
(Express) – Russia, the United States and France have test-launched nuclear-capable missiles within hours of one another as fears rise of a return to a Cold War-era arms race amid the abandonment of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. RUSSIA, the United States and France have test-launched nuclear-capable missiles within hours of one another as fears rise of a return to a Cold War-era arms race amid
the abandonment of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. None of the tests were thought to be equipped with nuclear warheads and were likely scheduled ahead of the INF treaty breakdown. In a press release, the French Ministry of Defense said the demonstration of the ASMP was “successful”. The weapon was fired at a testing center of the DGA Essays de missiles located near Biscarrosse, southwestern France.
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Post  Admin on Tue 05 Feb 2019, 12:30 pm

Russia warns US of ‘NEW ERA’ after Trump scraps INF nuclear treaty
Feb 04, 2019 10:26 pm
Russia warns US of ‘NEW ERA’ after Trump scraps INF nuclear treaty
(Express) – Moscow issued its latest warning amid fears the US President’s decision would bring the world closer to a Cold War and allow a build-up of intermediate-range nuclear weapons on their Eastern flank. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said: ”I don’t think we’re talking about the development of a Cold War. “A new era has begun.” Alarm spread through Europe after the announcement on Friday

that Donald Trump had abandoned the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Trump administration officials cited Russia’s noncompliance with the treaty as the reason for leaving the deal, in a move which threatens to undermine peace and stability between Russia and the US. The President said the nuclear weapons accord, struck between the US and the Soviet Union in 1987, had been violated by Moscow because of the development of a new missile. 
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Post  Admin on Fri 01 Feb 2019, 7:25 pm

China just tested the world’s most powerful naval gun, and US intelligence says it will be ready for warfare by 2025
Jan 31, 2019 09:17 am
China just tested the world’s most powerful naval gun, and US intelligence says it will be ready for warfare by 2025
(CNBC) – China tested the world’s most powerful naval gun earlier this month, and it is expected to be ready for warfare by 2025, according to people with direct knowledge of a U.S. intelligence report. China’s railgun was first seen in 2011 and underwent testing in 2014, according to the people, who spoke to CNBC on the condition of anonymity. Between 2015 and 2017, the weapon was calibrated to strike at extended ranges, increasing its lethality. By December 2017, the weapon was successfully mounted on a warship and began at-sea testing, a feat no other nation has accomplished.

The Chinese are expected to complete at-sea testing by 2023. The development comes at a moment when tensions between China and the U.S. are already high, underscored by crucial trade talks that were scheduled to move to Washington on Wednesday. Railguns use electromagnetic energy instead of gunpowder to propel rounds, and China’s is capable of striking a target 124 miles away at speeds of up to 1.6 miles per second, according to the people who have knowledge of the intelligence report. 
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RUMORS OF WAR: Israel and Iran Edging Dangerously Close to State of All-Out War
Jan 22, 2019 01:50 pm
RUMORS OF WAR: Israel and Iran Edging Dangerously Close to State of All-Out War
(Charisma) – Israel and Iran are edging dangerously close to a state of all-out war. On Sunday night, Israeli forces rained missiles down on Iranian forces based in the Damascus area “for nearly an hour.” According to the IDF, this was a response to “dozens” of missiles that were fired by Iranian forces in Syria toward targets in Israel earlier that day. The Israelis were able to intercept the Iranian missiles, but if any of them had gotten through they could have caused a tremendous amount of damage. Some of the missiles that Israel fired at the Iranians were reportedly intercepted, but quite a few of them did hit

their intended targets. If the violence continues to escalate, we could potentially soon be talking about an all-out war between Israel and Iran in which both sides use their weapons of mass destruction. The missile strikes against Iranian targets in Damascus made headlines all over the globe. According to Syrian state media, there were “consecutive waves of guided missiles.” Syrian state media cited a Syrian military source as saying Israel launched an “intense attack through consecutive waves of guided missiles,” but that Syrian air defenses destroyed most of the “hostile targets.” 
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RUMORS OF WAR: Iran warns it’s ready to ‘Eliminate Israel from Earth,’
Jan 21, 2019 09:31 am
RUMORS OF WAR: Iran warns it’s ready to ‘Eliminate Israel from Earth,’
(RT News) – The head of Iran’s air force has warned that Tehran is ready to “confront” and “eliminate” Israel. His fighting words come after Israel launched air raids on alleged Iranian targets inside Syria, killing 4 Syrian soldiers. Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh, the commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF), issued the provocative statement to the Young Journalist Club news agency, according Iranian media.

Israel is believed to have fired dozens of missiles and guided bombs at targets inside Syria over the last 48 hours, purportedly targeting Iranian forces stationed in the country. The strikes have killed four Syrian soldiers and left six others injured, the Russian Defense Ministry has said, as well as causing damage to Damascus International Airport. The ministry claims that Syrian forces have intercepted 30 Israeli missiles over the past 48 hours. 
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Post  Admin on Tue 22 Jan 2019, 8:11 pm

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Supersonic strike bomber Tu-22M3 crash-lands in Russia’s northwest
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A Tu-22M3 supersonic strategic bomber has crashed in Russia’s north-west while trying to make a landing during a sudden snowstorm. Two crew members died in the incident while two others were injured.
The bomber got into trouble after conducting a training exercise, the Russian defense ministry reported. It attempted to make a landing at an air base near the city of Olenegorsk in Russia’s Murmansk region.

The aircraft was destroyed by the impact. Two crew members died on the spot while two others survived and were taken to a hospital for treatment, the ministry said. 

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The storm, which affected the aircraft, is of a rare kind that only happens in Arctic areas. It is almost impossible to predict and develops very rapidly, turning a calm day into a fierce and dangerous blizzard.

The Tupolev Tu-22M3 is a supersonic long-range bomber, which can carry nuclear air-to-surface missile. The model has been operational since the late 1980s. The aircraft that crashed in the Murmansk region had no weapons on board, according to the ministry statement.

The air base near Olenegorsk is operated by the long-range command of the Russian Air Forces and is one of several where Tu-22M3s are deployed.
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Post  Admin on Thu 17 Jan 2019, 7:36 pm

RUMORS OF WAR: Israel may need to invade Iran to stop its entrenchment in Syria …
Jan 16, 2019 04:28 pm
RUMORS OF WAR: Israel may need to invade Iran to stop its entrenchment in Syria …
(JP) – Israel needs to prepare for the possibility that its battle to keep Iran from entrenching itself militarily in Syria may have to be expanded to Lebanon or to Iran directly. That is one of the recommendations that appeared in the Institute for National Security Studies Strategic Assessment for Israel 2018-2019, which was released and rolled out by the Tel Aviv-based think tank at a ceremony at the President’s Residence on Wednesday.

“Israel maintains a very strong basic deterrent against security challenges that are below the threshold of war,” according to the report. “At the same time, most of the fronts facing Israel are very volatile: Syria, Lebanon and the Gaza Strip. In all three, despite the existence of mutual deterrence between the sides, there is a potential for escalation toward a broad confrontation and a general war, more than one front at a time.” READ MORE https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israel-may-need-to-invade-Iran-says-strategic-report-577590
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Post  Admin on Wed 16 Jan 2019, 3:12 pm

Casualties as blast in Manbij, Syria reportedly occurs near US-led coalition patrol (VIDEOS)
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A powerful blast has hit the northern Syrian city of Manbij, which was recently threatened by Turkey over its Kurdish control. Several people were killed, with local sources claiming Kurdish-allied US soldiers were among the dead.
The blast happened near a restaurant and market. Preliminary reports say at least six people were killed and 19 others injured by the explosion. Various sources on the ground claim that between two and five US soldiers are among the casualties, but this has yet to be confirmed.

Footage from Manbij obtained by RT’s video agency Ruptly shows emergency vehicles and several US troops, presumably responding to the blast.
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Ruptly’s contributor on the ground said the US military ramped up security inside the city following the attack and put the city hospital, where victims have been transported, on lockdown.
Photos and videos taken at the scene show a damaged building with broken windows and what appear to be blood stains on a column and several damaged cars.
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The US-led coalition stated it was “aware of open-source reports” on the blast, and said that it had conducted a routine Syrian patrol, but stopped short of confirming any casualties in the explosion.
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Four US soldiers were killed and three were injured, Reuters reported, citing an unnamed American official.
Al Jazeera sources earlier said the death toll includes two US soldiers, one Kurdish fighter, and six civilians. Turkish newspaper Yeni Safak said five Americans were killed by the explosion. Another unconfirmed report said the target was a restaurant where US, French and Kurdish troops were meeting to discuss security arrangements for the city.
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Post  Admin on Wed 16 Jan 2019, 12:54 pm

Bibi threatens Iran with more after attacking Iranian targets
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There is no more important threat to Israel than Iran. But most of the threats from Iran are via what Bibi Netanyahu calls Iran’s proxies. This refers to both the Hizbullah in Israel’s north and Hamas in Israel’s south.

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Tactical or Strategic Move
The question that is central about the move of the United States to remove it’s forces from Syria is whether or not it was tactical or strategic. Secretary of State Pompeo declared that it was tactical. But that the basic concept of defeating and stopping ISIS is still a top priority for the Trump administration. I think Bibi Netanyahu is OK with this and accepts the tactical move on one condition – that it is done gradually.

In the Middle East, any sweeping move can be interpreted very easily as a defeat. If the Iranians or ISIS perceive the United States as the loser in the region, it could lead to more offensive moves on their part.

Bibi – the Great Strategist
The way that Bibi Netanyahu handled Barack Obama was masterful. He kept his eye on the main issue – Iran. He gave in to Obama on some matters that cost his some domestic political capital. But he never let down on Iran – even if it meant confronting the President of the United States in Congress or at the UN. This was an excellent strategy, and I think that history will prove that he succeeded in protecting the vital interests of the Jewish State despite giving in on some tactical levels to assuage President Obama.

The way Netanyahu handles President Trump is different. The administration of President Trump and President Obama are almost polar opposites one from another. So, a completely different way needs to be used when dealing with President Trump. However, at this point in time, Prime Minister Netanyahu is busy with his reelection campaign. If he wins, as most polls indicate he will, he should use his mandate to continue to weaken the threats from Israel’s north and strengthen Israel’s hold on the strategic areas in central Israel.

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Post  Admin on Tue 15 Jan 2019, 11:17 am

Netanyahu to Iran: Get out of Syria fast, we won’t stop attacking
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the IDF will continue to attack Iranians in Syria. Earlier, an Israeli commander said it conducted attacks in the country on nearly a daily basis and supplied arms to Syrian rebels.
“I'm telling you, get out of there fast. We won’t stop attacking,” the prime minister said on Tuesday morning during a ceremony, in which he appointed Aviv Kochavi as the new chief of staff of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).

Netanyahu also rejected statements by an Iranian official, who said Iran only sent military advisers to Syria and not regular fighting troops.

“They always lie. They are lying with that and they are lying when they say their attempt to launch a satellite into space failed,” he said.

The Israeli leader was referring to the remarks made on Monday by Iranian General Hassan Firoozabadi, who said its “military advisers” will say in Syria as long as required to defeat terrorists, and an announcement on Tuesday by Iranian Communications Minister Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi, who said Tehran’s attempt to place a satellite into orbit had failed.

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Post  Admin on Wed 09 Jan 2019, 10:51 am

Turkey calls for joint control with Russia & Iran over US troop pullout from Syria
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FILE PHOTO. Presidents Hassan Rouhani of Iran, Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Vladimir Putin of Russia. ©️  Reuters / Umit Bektas
As the US is experiencing “certain difficulties” with the withdrawal from Syria, it should be coordinated with Iran and Russia to prevent “terrorists” from taking up the vacated space, the Turkish foreign minister says.
“The United States [has] been facing certain difficulties with the process of the troops' withdrawal from Syria. We want to coordinate this process with Russia and Iran, with which we had arranged work in the framework of the Astana process,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Wednesday.

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Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) chat with members of U.S. forces in the town of Darbasiya ©️ Reuters / Rodi SaidUS troop pullout from Syria conditional on Turkey's security guarantees for Kurds - Bolton
Cavusoglu visited Moscow late in December to discuss the situation in Syria. On Wednesday, he mulled bilateral talks between Turkey and Iran, giving no timeframe, however.

At the same time, a tripartite summit in Moscow is being prepared as well, Cavusoglu revealed.

The proposal from Cavusoglu comes as Ankara and Washington are engaged in a bitter war of words over the US troop withdrawal from Syria. On Tuesday, US National Security Advisor John Bolton blasted an opinion piece penned by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the New York Times as both “offensive and wrong.”

Erdogan praised his own efforts in combatting terrorism in Syria, while criticizing the US-backed operations in Raqqa and the Iraqi city of Mosul, as well as recalling the “lesson of Iraq” and the “premature declarations of victory” which led to the emergence of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS).

Prior to that exchange, Bolton demanded safety guarantees for Syria’s Kurds from Turkey, calling it a precondition for US withdrawal. The Turkish president called Bolton’s demands a “huge mistake” and refused to “swallow” them. He also reiterated Ankara’s resolve to fight “terrorism” in Syria, stressing that it actually seeks to protect the “Kurdish brothers” in the neighboring country.

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Russia, along with Turkey and Iran, is a guarantor of the ceasefire in Syria, which has been successfully implemented in several areas throughout the country. Moscow has actively undertaken efforts to settle the years-long conflict, supporting the Syrian government forces in the fight against terrorism, bringing humanitarian relief to civilians, and working on the bringing warring parties to the negotiating table.

The abrupt decision to withdraw troops from Syria announced by President Donald Trump in December was met in Moscow with a great deal of skepticism.

“Concerning the pullout of US troops, I don’t know what that is. The US has been in Afghanistan for 17 years already, and almost every year they say that they’re pulling their troops out. But they’re still there,” President Vladimir Putin said at the time.
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