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Is U.S. Embassy Attack in Baghdad Part of an Iran Trap?

JERUSALEMIf Irans grand plan in the Middle East is to push the Americans out and squeeze Israel into a corner, the first time that Israel has attacked Iranian-backed groups there. Two days after Kochavis speech, 32 targeting Kataib Hezbollah. The two incidents now bring into view both Israeli and American red lines trying to contain Irans role in the region. strong and sovereign Iraq, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. And the U.S. military is in Iraq at the more than 1,000 airstrikes on as many as 250 Iranian…

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There he is! ‘Harvard’s newest blithering idiot’ David Hogg white-knights for AOC by punching up at Liz Cheney

As Twitchy told you, Liz Cheney was among the many people calling out Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her insane assertions that Donald Trump is running concentration camps along the southern border: Please @AOC do us all a favor and spend just a few minutes learning some actual history. 6 million Jews were exterminated in the Holocaust. You demean their memory and disgrace yourself with comments like this. https://t.co/NX5KPPb2Hl — Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) June 18, 2019 Needless to say, AOC didn’t take kindly to having a spotlight shined on her shameful and…

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EXCLUSIVE: Trump Admin Inflated Iran Intel, U.S. Officials Say

On Sunday, the National Security Council announced that the U.S. was sending a carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Persian Gulf in response to troubling and escalatory warnings from Iranan eye-popping move that raised fears of a potential military confrontation with Tehran. Justifying the move, anonymous government officials cited intelligence indicating Iran had Gen. Qasem Soleimanithe head of the Quds Force, Irans covert action armhas told proxy forces in Iraq that a conflict with the U.S. will come soon, this source noted. I would characterize the…

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I Show The Contrast Between The Two Worlds That We Currently Live In By Combining Photos (33 New Pics)

I wish that the whole world would live by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s phrase “Peace at Home, Peace in the World”, which was implemented as the foreign policy of Turkey.  here and reply View More Replies… #2 Refugees reply #3 Yemen reply #4 Global Warming reply View More Replies… #5 Iraq, Abu Ghraib Prison reply View More Replies… #6 Gaza Strip reply #7 Liberia #9 Gaza Strip reply #10 Syria

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OPEC, Russia Signal Global Oil Alliance May Endure Past 2018

OPEC and Russia reaffirmed that they’ll persevere with oil-production cuts until the end of the year to clear a global glut and signaled their readiness to cooperate beyond that. Russia is prepared to continue cooperating with OPEC and its de-facto leader Saudi Arabia even after the cuts expire, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said in a Bloomberg television interview held jointly with his Saudi counterpart. Producers should keep limits on output through 2018 as the market may re-balance at the end of the year or in 2019, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid…

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Islamic State Claims Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Cairo (AP) — Without providing any evidence to support the claim, the Islamic State group on Monday said the gunman in the mass shooting in Las Vegas was "a soldier" from its ranks who had converted to Islam months ago. Authorities have yet to identify a motive for the shooting, and said initially there was no evidence of any connection to international terrorism. The extremist group has a history of exaggerated or false claims, including earlier this year, when it claimed an attack on a casino in the Philippines that…

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‘I just want to go home’: German teenager who joined Isis speaks of regrets reports

Linda Wenzel, 16, who is being held in an Iraqi prison after joining the jihadist group, says she wants to get away from the war A German teenager who joined Islamic State is now being held in detention in Iraq and says she regrets joining the jihadist group and just wants to come home to her family, media reported. Der Spiegel magazine reported that four German women who joined Isis in recent years, including a 16-year-old girl from the small town of Pulsnitz near Dresden, were being held in an…

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‘We lost our houses, our cars, our men’: call to protect Mosul civilians

Human rights organisations call for Iraqi government to protect innocent people and investigate civilian deaths Mosuls civilians remain at grave risk and have endured a catastrophic ordeal, human rights organisations have said as they urge the Iraqi government to take steps to protect innocent people and investigate large-scale civilian deaths in the city. The calls by aid workers and human rights activists came as Iraqi troops fought to reclaim a final sliver of territory controlled by Islamic State in the city where the extremist groups leader, Haider al-Abadi, UK has…

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Thousands of Mosul civilians trapped in Isis territory as Iraqi forces close in

For civilians held as human shields by the extremists, supplies have run low and drinking water is scarce Hundreds of civilians fled Mosuls Old City on Friday as on Thursday, Iraqi forces retook the symbolic site where the al-Nuri Mosque once stood. It was from the pulpit of the 12th century mosque, which the militants blew up last week along with its famous leaning minaret, that their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had proclaimed the caliphate in 2014. During the evening, al-Abadi announced the full liberation of Mosul was near and…

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US judge halts deportation of more than 100 Iraqi Christians

Attorneys argued the mostly Chaldean Christians, who were picked up during a series of raids in Detroit, would face death or persecution if they returned to Iraq A federal district judge on Thursday temporarily blocked the deportation of more than 100 Iraqi Christians who attorneys said would face death or persecution if returned to their birth country. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) Trump issued a travel ban for seven Muslim-majority countries including Iraq. That ban was struck down by a federal court and the revised ban, which does not include…

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