Aktuelles auf englisch (53) [der letzten 24 Stunden]
Topthema - Aktuelle Hotspots (2)
3:29 [Consortium News]
President Trump and his son-in-law bet that the young Saudi crown prince could execute a plan to reshape the Mideast, but the scheme quickly unraveled revealing a dangerous amateur hour, writes ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke.
23:27 [The Unz Review]
Jewish oligarchs fund crimes against humanity
21:16 [Press TV]
Three people were shot dead Friday in Nairobi, an AFP reporter saw, as police dispersed thousands of opposition supporters welcoming home their leader Raila Odinga from an overseas trip.
Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai, obviously somewhat upset about the fake news coverage of the Xi-Trump summit in Beijing by the U.S. media, yesterday underlined the tremendous significance of the summit and the long-term implications for U.S.-China relations, speaking in Washington.
Welt - Mittlerer Osten (4)
17:20 [Press TV]
Israeli daily The Jerusalem Post had claimed on Friday that Germany`s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) had announced a credit ban imposed on Iran`s Bank Sepah.
A report by the Pentagon Inspector General reveals that U.S. troops deploying to Afghanistan were taught for years that child sex abuse is a culturally accepted practice and were provided no guidance that it constituted a violation of the law and human rights until late 2015. The Afghan government, for its part, responded only in 2017 with an initiative to outlaw the sexual abuse of under aged, so-called Bacha Bazi boys.
Tehran Substitute Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Mohammad Emami Kashani said that in the issue of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, the enemies are trying to create tension in the region and in this situation the Islamic ummah is responsible for unity and cohesion.
Tehran has warned Riyadh against keeping up its rhetorical blame game against Iran and its divisive policies in the region a day after the Saudi foreign minister once again targeted Iran with a flurry of baseless accusations against the Islamic Republic.
Welt - Naher Osten - arabische Halbinsel (10)
Damascus is yet to comment on the situation. The two countries have been in a state of war for decades with a peace treaty never signed.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rebuffed a NATO apology for what he called “impudence” during the alliance’s drills in Norway, where he was depicted on an “enemies chart.” The scandal led to the withdrawal of Turkish troops from the exercise.
Army units, in cooperation with the supporting forces, carried out a military operation during the past 24 hours, storming into hideouts of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in the villages of Qasser Ali and Arafa to the northeast of Hama city.
13:36 [Fars News Agency]
The Syrian army, backed up by the country`s air force, continued its military operations take back the strategic town of Albu Kamal in Southeastern Deir Ezzur and took control of vast regions and eighty percent of the ISIL`s military positions there.
13:33 [Press TV]
Saudi Arabia’s jailing of hundreds of its wealthiest princes and businessmen is alarming investors and undermining Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s express plan to wean the kingdom off oil revenue.
Riyadh seems to have found the way to curb the budget deficit caused by lower oil prices. As the Financial Times report, Saudi officials are offering the arrested royals a deal – pay up to 70 percent of your wealth and go free.
The Saudi government could appropriate hundreds of billions of dollars from the arrested to refill depleted state reserves, according to the media.
On a sandstorm-swept morning in Baghdad earlier last week, Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes, the legendary deputy leader of Hashd al-Shaabi, a.k.a. People Mobilization Units (PMUs) and the actual mastermind of numerous ground battles against ISIS/Daesh, met a small number of independent foreign journalists and analysts
19:09 [Fort Russ]
The Iraqi Forces yesterday liberated 13 villages and killed 45 ISIS terrorists in scope of their operations in the areas of Jazeera and Upper Euphrates that have been going on for the past three days.
19:04 [The American Conservative]
Yet it is still attempting to manipulate, and will lose at that, too. Russia’s multifaceted involvement in the Syrian war has now tipped the advantage decisively in favor of the government led by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
19:01 [Mint Press News]
Israel’s Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot said that Iran is the “biggest threat to the region,” and that Tel Aviv and Riyadh are in full agreement about Iran’s intentions, noting that Israel and Saudi Arabia have never fought each other.
15:41 [Zero Hedge]
"I really believed in the ACA. I really feel everyone deserves the right to health insurance, but who can afford those prices if you don’t qualify for subsidies?"
0:42 [The Nation/USA]
Are corruption charges really the reason that Muhammed bin Salman has detained nearly a dozen other members of the Saudi royal family?
19:11 [The Duran]
The US is no longer a safe space for free speech. Free speech in the USA has been reduced to the freedom to agree with pre-approved narratives and agendas.
19:05 [James Howard Kunstler]
What America might want to know right now is: how come Hillary Clinton doesn’t have any legal problems? Why aren’t DOJ investigators examining the financial records of the Clinton Foundation?
19:02 [The American Conservative]
U.S. policy in Yemen and ending our support for the war are more critical than ever...Changing U.S. policy in Yemen and ending our support for the war are more critical than ever....The Saudis and their allies have been starving the country for two and a half years without having to face much criticism in the West or anywhere else, but it is possible that they have now made their criminal behavior too outrageous to ignore.
Welt - Russland und Zentralasien (1)
19:38 [Fort Russ]
The right to transport oil and gas along the Northern Sea Route will only be available to vessels under the Russian flag. Such a proposal was formulated today by Vladimir Putin. This is just one of the measures that will help to load domestic shipyards with orders, first of all - the Zvezda complex in Primorye. Other measures to help the shipbuilding industry were today discussed in the Kremlin.
Welt - Süd-Süd-Kooperation (1)
19:37 [The Diplomat]
As China is a major importer of Qatari liquefied natural gas (LNG), Beijing is keen to improve its balance of trade with Doha through military technology sales.
The US does not consider itself constrained by the United Nations Security Council and might seek “justice” in Syria on its own terms, the US representative to the UN, Nikki Haley, has said. The US took similar action in Libya in 2011.
Sloppy work by the joint OPCW-UN mechanism in the investigation of the use of chemical weapons in Syria on April 4, including an undocumented and broken chain of alleged evidence and condemnation of the “Syrian regime” based on allegedly “credible assumptions” led to a renewed row and posturing, rather than to unified efforts to end the use of chemical weapons in Syria and beyond.
13:31 [Press TV]
Responding to earlier remarks by a Saudi UN diplomat, Iran’s Counsellor and Permanent Representative to the UN Mohammad Hassani-Nejad said on Friday, “One cannot afford to underestimate the toxic danger that is the Saudi-born ideology of Takfirism.”
Bolivia was one more country that voted against the resolution, China abstained from voting
17:21 [Press TV]
The European Union has reduced some of the money earmarked in its 2018 budget deal for Turkey to join the 28-member politico-economic bloc in a clear sign of increasingly sour relations between the union and the Ankara government.
11:50 [Press TV]
Saad Hariri, who unexpectedly resigned as Lebanon’s prime minister while in Saudi Arabia and was widely known to have been under restrictions there, has arrived in France, but two of his children have stayed behind in Riyadh.
23:36 [Mondo Weiss]
Ron Brummer of the Israeli Ministry for Strategic Affairs says there`s no point in just boycotting the settlements because there`s only one economy between the river and the sea. "If you want to divest from the West Bank, Judea and Samaria, you have to divest from Israel, which means you boycott Israel completely."
Deutschland - Demokratie und Politik (1)
19:37 [Fort Russ]
Gerhard Schröder praises Kremlin chief and doyen friend Vladimir Putin in an interview. Also commenting on the situation of the SPD, the former Chancellor distances himself from Martin Schulz.
Feuilleton - Meinung und Debatte (1)
0:44 [The Unz Review]
After the 19th national congress of the Chinese Communist Party in October, one may discern Premier Xi Jinping’s vision of the emerging New World Order.
Themen - Bevölkerungskontrolle (1)
15:40 [Zero Hedge]
Arriving behind the anti-Trump “resistance” and the Russia-gate “scandal” is a troubling readiness to silence dissent in the U.S., shutting down information that challenges Official Narratives.
15:55 [The Duran]
Just as Hillary’s campaign is imploding due to her inability to keep her story straight on her email scandal, prompting even liberal channels like MSNBC to call Hillary a liar, news is starting to filter to the public that hubby US ex-President Bill was not only fooling around with White House interns, but has been involved in a “boys gone wild” sexcapade with billionaire and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The bromance has taken Bill Clinton from orgy plane trips aboard the “Lollita Express”, to the lavish private party island dubbed “Orgy Island”.
Themen - Energie und Ressourcen (2)
Lebanese Minister for Foreign Affairs Gebran Bassil has said that there is currently an anti-Lebanon campaign in the Middle East, aimed at "intimidating" his country and forcing it to give up a joint gas project with Russia.
A leak in the Keystone Pipeline released at least 210,000 gallons of oil, and the pipeline has since been shut off. The leak is now covered, according to TransCanada, the sole owner of the pipeline.
Themen - Forschung und Technik (1)
Check this out! They are progressing so quickly. Remember when just getting the thing to stand on two legs was the holy grail? Also no more umbilical and teather. Awesome!
Themen - Geheimdienste und Terror (4)
One person was injured on Saturday as rocket shells fired by armed groups positioned in Eastern Ghouta hit several areas in al-Dwail’a residential neighborhood in Damascus city, in a new violation of the de-escalation zone agreement in Eastern Ghouta, according to a source at Damascus Police Command.
Four civilians, including a child, were killed on Friday as rocket shells fired by armed groups positioned in Eastern Ghouta hit Souq al-Hal (grocery market) in al-Zablatani area and al-Dwail’a neighborhood in Damascus city in a new violation of the de-escalation zone agreement in Eastern Ghouta.
20 civilians were killed and 30 others were injured due to a car bomb attack carried out by Daesh (ISIS) on Friday evening at a location where displaced families were gathered in the northern countryside of Deir Ezzor province.
A major stockpile of US weapons used by ISIS was reportedly found in Syria, a discovery which indicates the Obama administration and the Deep State were arming jihadis to topple the Syrian government.
1:07 [Mondo Weiss]
The special relationship between the United States and Israel is usually viewed as the product of great forces, the imperial interests of the United States in the cold war and the work of establishment Jewish groups after Israel’s two regional wars 50 years ago.
Themen - Globalisierung und Globalismus (1)
1:47 [The Health Ranger/Youtube]
This video lecture documents the pattern of heavy metals poisoning, medical experimentation, organ harvesting, covert fertility task forces and other tactics that seek to eliminate blacks from our planet.
Themen - Medien und Propaganda (1)
23:34 [Mondo Weiss]
New York Times columnist Bret Stephens says that Jewish Voice for Peace is as anti-Semitic as white nationalists like Richard Spencer because it undermines "Israel`s right to exist." This is a clever feat of propaganda for Israel: Stephens is saying that Israel has a right to discriminate against Palestinians. People need to call it out as racist claptrap.
Themen - Militär und Frieden (7)
20:06 [Press TV]
Turkey`s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced the pullout of dozens of Turkish soldiers from a NATO military exercise in Norway after Turk leaders were depicted as the “enemies.”
Russian strategic bombers destroyed on Friday command sites, gatherings, and armored vehicles for Daesh (ISIS) terrorist organization in the vicinity of al-Boukamal city in the countryside of Deir Ezzor.
Defense News reported that analysts have expressed worry that Turkey operating both the F-35 and the S-400 could compromise the security of the F-35s, as the data collected by the S-400 may expose the F-35`s vulnerabilities.
According to a new study by Brown University’s Watson Institute, the real cost of the US wars since 9/11 is three times the Pentagon’s estimate. Some $5.6 trillion have been spent on the endless global war. The total costs of 16 years of war are even higher, and they extend beyond just finance.
19:06 [Mint Press News]
As Amazon continues to entrench itself as the nation’s commissary, huge government supply deals like the $53 billion Pentagon-Amazon procurement deal Congress is set to authorize leave little room for competitors and raise the specter of government-coddled monopoly.
19:03 [The American Conservative]
Not sure where your tax dollars are going?
On Tuesday, the U.S. Representatives passed a Pentagon budget that called for $700 billion in defense spending—more than what even the Trump administration had asked for, and tens of billions more than the current defense spending caps....
19:00 [The Anti-Media]
Despite Saudi Arabia’s tough rhetoric and brutal assault against its neighbor, Yemen (the poorest country in the region), the unfortunate reality is that Saudi Arabia is not the strongman it has hopelessly painted itself to be. This isn’t conjecture or an attempt to needlessly bolster and promote regional rivals such as Iran, as has become the trend among anti-imperialist commentators.