Islam Update: Michael Flynn’s Russian Connections
The Mainstream Media keeps swinging at Trump and hitting themselves in the face…
Their hatred of him is so unhinged that they are literally losing control of themselves… Dave
Samuel Chamberlain Fox News December 2, 2017
ABC News announced Saturday that Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross had been suspended for four weeks without pay over a botched “exclusive” about former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Ross’ suspension is effective immediately. ABC News spokeswoman Heather Riley would not comment on whether anyone else had been suspended in connection with the error.
During a live “special report” Friday morning, Ross reported that Flynn would testify that Donald Trump had ordered him to make contact with Russians about foreign policy while Trump was still a candidate. The report raised the specter of Trump’s impeachment and sent the stock market plummeting.
Later in the day, ABC News — part of the reliably liberal Disney ABC Television Network — issued a “clarification” to Ross’s report, saying that Trump’s alleged directive came after he’d been elected president. That’s a key distinction in any investigation of Russian actions during the campaign. Ross himself appeared on “World News Tonight” several hours after the initial report to clarify his error…
Max Greenwood The Hill 12/01/17
The White House said on Friday that it was the Obama administration that authorized former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during President Trump’s transition, according to CNN.
Flynn pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Kislyak in the month before Trump took office, the first current or former Trump White House official brought down by special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s election meddling.
Court records indicate that his communications with Kislyak were directed by a Trump transition official, with multiple news outlets reporting that official was Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner.
“They are saying here at the White House that Flynn’s conversations with Sergey Kisylak were quote ‘authorized’ by the Obama administration,” CNN correspondent Jim Acosta said…
Fox News December 2, 2017
President Donald Trump again took up the cause of former national security adviser Mike Flynn Saturday night, complaining that Flynn’s “life is destroyed” while Hillary Clinton escaped legal reckoning.
Trump tweeted: “So General Flynn lies to the FBI and his life is destroyed, while Crooked Hillary Clinton, on that now famous FBI holiday “interrogation” with no swearing in and no recording, lies many times…and nothing happens to her? Rigged system, or just a double standard?”…
The US administration would thus do well to formulate a grand strategy to meet the interests of the United States and its allies, and the sooner the better
Moshe Ya’alon Canada Free Press November 28, 2017
The first year of the Trump administration has been characterized by the lack of clear policy guidelines vis-à-vis the Middle East. Although in the election campaign Trump spoke in favor of limiting United States intervention in various arenas, it appears that the US administration has no choice but to continue in the role of the “world’s policeman” to protect American interests. As to the Middle East, the United States cannot allow itself to disengage from the region. Accordingly, the administration must formulate its objectives in the area and draft a strategy that will enable it to deal with the extremist elements, while strengthening its allies in the region who can serve as force multipliers against these radical elements…
President Obama, apart from striving for an agreement with Iran, limited his involvement in the Middle East, but was forced to direct new attention to the region due to the Islamic State challenge. In the election campaign, Trump also spoke in favor of limiting United States intervention in various world arenas. However, he too has been forced to confront the spread of Iranian hegemony, continue to fight the Islamic State, and attempt to stabilize Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Yemen, and Libya.
Consequently, it appears that the US administration has no choice but to continue in the role of the “world’s policeman” to protect American interests… In order to formulate and prescribe a grand strategy for the region, the Americans must first diagnose the situation. The main feature of today’s Middle East is the struggle for hegemony between three radical Islamic camps:
- The Iranian Shiite camp that strives steadily to extend is influence, establish Islamic regimes in the region, and divide the Sunni Arab world.
- The Sunni Salafi jihadist camp, led by the Islamic State and al-Qaeda, which seeks to set up an Islamic caliphate.
- The Muslim Brotherhood under the aegis of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who aims for a new-Ottoman empire based on Muslim Brotherhood ideology.
This article presents a number of ideas that can guide the United States when it formulates its strategy toward the region and the respective actors…
High-Level Contacts Between North Korea and Iran Hint at Deeper Military Cooperation: Pyongyang has emerged as a critical partner in Tehran’s ‘Axis of Resistance,’ and officials warn that their joint efforts may extend to weapons of mass destruction.
Tehran erecting military bases to secure strategic land bridge
Natalie Johnson The Washington Free Beacon November 25, 2017
As the Trump administration winds down the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Iran is gearing up to expand its territorial gains in the region, stoking concern among U.S. allies and partners.
Iran is establishing military bases in recently seized territory in southern Syria with the support of President Bashar al-Assad and has made clear its desire to seize the country’s oil-rich Deir al-Zour province. A ceasefire deal recently brokered between the United States, Russia, and Jordan to establish a de-escalation zone in the southwestern region bordering Israel and Jordan will do little to constrain Iran’s ambitions.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has complained the truce, intended to secure liberated territories from the Assad regime, lacks an adequate enforcement mechanism to keep Iran and Hezbollah from positioning forces in the buffer zone. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said a week after the deal’s signing the Kremlin would not force Iran to exit Syria, despite statements to the contrary by the Trump administration.
Iran has been racing against U.S.-backed forces to carve out a land corridor connecting Tehran to the Mediterranean. The route would enable Tehran to hold communication lines and more easily move its forces, including the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Hezbollah, and other Shia militias in the region…
Florida Family Association December 2, 2017
Nike announced earlier this year its plans to develop the Pro Hijab for release in 2018. Florida Family Association launched an online campaign where thousands of people sent emails and made Facebook posts that urged Nike not to promote to sell the hijab, which is an oppressive symbol of Sharia law.
The hijab is a symbol of Islamist oppression towards women sanctioned by Sharia and fatwas.
100,000 Iranian women protest in Teran the Islamist dictate requiring them to wear the hijab in 1979.
The hijab, progressives’ new diversity symbol, was invented in the 1970s over 1300 years after the Quran was written. The truth is the hijab is not derived from the Quran but is legislated by Islamist dictates and fatwas that oppress and dominate woman. Strict Islamic law and fatwa enforcement requiring women to wear the hijab started only within the last 50 years. Muslim women protest the Islamist dictate in Iran and Saudi Arabia while Nike develops this oppressive headgear for Americans. Nike’s plans to sell the hijab could help empower “the well-financed effort by conservative (ie radical) Muslims to dominate modern Muslim societies.”…
Florida Family Association December 1, 2017
A Washington Post reporter has plotted with George Soros to advance the leftist agenda. The Washington Post is ironically promoting the Quran to fight the Islamophobia false narrative. And of course the Washington Post is publishing fake news. Walmart currently advertises at washingtonpost.com
Plotting with George Soros to advance the leftist agenda.
Fox News published a report titled: Washington Post reporter caught plotting liberal agenda with billionaire George Soros. The article states in part:
Allegedly unbiased Washington Post reporter Janell Ross spoke at a top-secret meeting of liberal movers and shakers last week, where Democratic donors including billionaire George Soros outlined the future of their progressive agenda.
A Post spokesperson told the Washington Free Beacon that Ross took part of the California event “without notifying her superiors that she would be attending.” LOL. If you can believe the post spokesperson.
Pushing the Quran to fight the Islamophobia false narrative:
The Washington Post published an article titled: Educating Americans to Defuse Islamophobia. The article states in part:
“Like many well-meaning observers, Wills hopes to educate readers about Islam in an effort to defuse Islamophobia. His book is directed at those who know little about the religion beyond what they glean from unsavory headlines. His premise is noble enough: that ignorance can be fought with knowledge. If only more people became more informed about the Koran, they might not believe those who insist that Islam is a dangerous religion. So it’s hard to fault Wills for some cliched reassurances. For example, he writes of al-Qaeda and the soldiers of the Islamic State: ‘The minority fanatics seem to be unaware of their own traditions.’”
The Daily Wire published an article titled Fake News Factory — Another Disastrous Week For ‘The Washington Post’. The article states in part:
If anyone had told me that any news outlet was capable of spewing more Fake News than CNN, I would have laughed in their face. I was wrong. Over the past week, the left-wing Washington Post has published an astonishing amount of Fake News, a torrent of lies, and all of it aimed directly at President Trump.
This is not the first time The Washington Post has engaged in a spree of Fake News. Over just a few days in late January and early February, Post staffer Josh Rogin published three anti-Trump BOMBSHELLS that eventually blew up in his lying face. After The Daily Wire exposed and compiled Rogin’s sins, two extraordinary things happened: (1) Rogin hasn’t published anymore Fake News (that we know of) and (2) Rogin also hasn’t published any big scoops.
The Federalist published an article titled 16 Fake News Stories Reporters Have Run Since Trump Won. The article states in part regarding one fake news story published by the Washington Post: On January 26, the Washington Post’s Josh Rogin published what seemed to be a bombshell report declaring that “the State Department’s entire senior management team just resigned.” … There was just one problem: the story was more a load of bunk…
United with Israel Nov 30, 2017
The Palestinians are calling on the Pope to boycott a sports event in Israel. We must urge him not to give in to the voices of hatred.
The Giro d’Italia cycling race, a premier global sports contest, will begin its 2018 event in Jerusalem, marking the first time in history that a Grand-Tour will take place outside of Europe. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has described the race as “a key event in the celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel.”
In honor of the momentous event, Netanyahu has invited Pope Francis to officially launch the event and honor it with a public blessing. However, Palestinian groups have called on the Pope not to lend his name in any way to what they claimed was the “whitewashing of Israel’s military occupation and grave human rights violations.”
“We condemn this cynical attempt by the far-right Israeli government to use your good name in this propaganda effort to cover up its brutal occupation and ongoing construction of illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land, especially in East Jerusalem,” several Palestinian anti-Israel organizations wrote to the Pope in an open letter. “Regimes of oppression, like Israel’s, have always tried to instrumentalize sports to rebrand themselves aand escape accountability under international law,” they alleged.
As this letter demonstrates, the Palestinians will stop at nothing to besmirch Israel, often utilizing sports events and international sports bodies to launch attacks against the Jewish state. Enough is enough!
The Pope himself declared that God promised the Holy Land to the people of Israel. “The people of Israel walked from Egypt, where they were enslaved, through the desert for 40 years until they reached the land promised by God,” Pope Francis said in October 2016.
Similarly, in May 2015 the Pope clearly stated non-recognition of the Jewish state is tantamount to anti-Semitism. None of the Palestinian organizations calling on Francis to boycott Israel recognize it and are therefore anti-Semitic. We must ensure that the Palestinians fail in all of their attempts to hinder Israel’s advances and its contributions to world sports.
We must urge the Pope not to heed the Palestinians’ anti-Semitic call to boycott the Jewish state. Urge the Pope Not to Give In to Palestinian Hatred!
Waiting for the other shoe to drop… Dave
Associated Press and World Israel News Staff December 2, 2017
Israel fired several air-to-surface missiles at a military post near the Syrian capital of Damascus early on Saturday, causing material damage but no casualties, Syria’s state-run news agency SANA reported. The airstrike came as violence resumed in the Damascus suburbs after days of calm while the government and opposition delegations attended peace talks in Geneva…
SANA said the missile attack caused material damage but gave no details. The report also said that Syrian air defenses shot down two of the Israeli missiles. BBC quoted an intelligence official recently as saying that Iran is building a permanent military base in Al-Kiswah, 13 kilometers south of Damascus.
Israel has carried out a number of airstrikes against suspected arms shipments believed to be bound for Lebanon’s Hezbollah terrorist group, which is fighting alongside Syrian government forces in the civil war. Rami Abdurrahman, who heads the opposition’s Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said the missile attack targeted an arms depot near Kiswah, where the Syrian army’s 1st Division is based. He added that there is an Iranian and Hezbollah presence in the area, but was not clear if they were targeted…
WATCH: Israel responds to Switzerland’s warming ties with Hamas. Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman reportedly banned Swiss officials from entering the Gaza Strip through Israel after the terror group Hamas tweeted photos taken from a series of meetings between representatives of Switzerland and Hamas leaders
13 killed in suicide bombing at northeastern Nigeria market: A female suicide bomber pretending to wait in line for food handouts detonated her explosives Saturday, killing at least 13 people at a crowded market in northeastern Nigeria, authorities said.
Maggie Michael and Hamza Hendawi Associated Press December 2, 2017
CAIRO — The massacre of more than 300 worshippers at a mosque in Egypt’s Sinai crossed a new line — even by militants’ brutal standards — and could be a sign the Islamic State group is trying to make up for the loss of its “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria or that an even more ultra-extremist faction is rising in power.
Either way, if the IS affiliate in Sinai does have a new readiness to slaughter Muslims, that threatens to put a further strain on Egypt’s security forces and intimidate anyone cooperating with the government in the fight against militants. But it also could raise a backlash against IS, prompting Sinai tribes to cooperate with the military and take greater action to stop any of their members from joining the group.
The IS-linked militants waging a campaign of violence in the Sinai and other parts of the country the past three years have traditionally targeted security forces, government officials, Christians and Muslim civilians suspected of collaborating with authorities. However, the Nov. 24 attack — the bloodiest ever militant attack in Egypt — hit ordinary Muslims gathered for a Friday sermon, followers of the mystical movement in Islam known as Sufism that militants view as heretical…
“Migrants Have No Respect for Us”
Soeren Kern The Gatestone Institute November 29, 2017
Violent attacks against German police have reached epidemic proportions, and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door migration policy is to blame, official statistics show. The Federal Criminal Police Office (Bundeskriminalamt, BKA) reported 36,755 attacks against German police in 2016 — or an average of 100 per day, a significant increase over previous years.
Violence — including verbal and physical assaults, and even murder — against police is rampant in all 16 of Germany’s federal states. According to the BKA, the epicenter of the problem in 2016 was North Rhine-Westphalia (8,929 incidents), the state with the largest migrant population, followed by: Bavaria (4,930); Baden-Württemberg (4,355); Berlin (3,154); Lower Saxony (3,030); Hesse (1,870); Saxony (1,573); Rhineland-Palatinate (1,537); Hamburg (1,339); Thüringen (1,228); Schleswig-Holstein (1,237); Brandenburg (1,009); Saxony-Anhalt (899); Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (658); Saarland (521); and Bremen (486).
Preliminary data, recently leaked to German public radio, indicate that in terms of violence against German law enforcement officers, 2017 will be a record-breaking year. In Berlin alone, attacks against police this year are up 70% in Görlitzer Park, 35% at the Warsaw Bridge and 15% at Kottbusser Tor, according to the Berliner Morgenpost.
Official statistics do not reveal the source of the violence, but do show a spike in attacks against police since 2015, when Merkel allowed into the country more than a million migrants, mostly Muslim, from Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Anecdotal evidence corroborates claims by police that migrants are behind many of the attacks…
By getting caught up in the emotion of the moment…
…the Pope forgot about the Buddhist victims of the Rohingya… Dave
Nicole Winfield Associated Press December 2, 2017
DHAKA, Bangladesh – Pope Francis has gotten into trouble before for ditching diplomatic protocol and calling a spade a spade, most famously when he labeled the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians a “genocide” from the altar of St. Peter’s Basilica.
Francis took the hit — Turkey recalled its ambassador to the Vatican in protest — for the sake of standing up for an oppressed people who were nearly wiped off the map a century ago.
Given the opportunity to do the same in Myanmar, where the military has launched what the U.N. says is a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya Muslim minority, Francis opted instead for diplomatic expediency. He not only avoided the contested term “Rohingya” in his public remarks, he ignored Asia’s worst refugee crisis in decades entirely and didn’t call out his hosts for launching it.
Human rights groups complained. Rohingya complained. Journalists and pundits asked if Francis’ legacy as a fearless crusader for the world’s most marginal — the poor, homeless, refugees and prisoners — wasn’t now in question.
By Friday, Francis’ heart won out.
In an emotional encounter with 16 Rohingya refugees, Francis said what he probably wanted to say from the start. His voice trembling after he greeted the men, women and children who had been forced to flee their homes in Myanmar for wretched camps in Bangladesh, Francis begged them for forgiveness for what they had endured and the “indifference of the world” to their plight.
“The presence of God today also is called ‘Rohingya,'” he told them.
And with that one word, Francis erased days of speculation that the tell-it-like-it-is, protocol-be-damned pope had sold out to the professional diplomats at the Vatican who were willing to deny a persecuted minority their very identity for the sake of global and local church politics…
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