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Author: Subject: Terrorism Domestic & Foreign Policy Vol. XI

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  posted on 5/24/2019 at 06:12 PM
US/CONGRESS/SAUDI ARABIA

Trump has bypassed Congress to complete a big arms deal to Saudi Arabia. He is able to this because he declared a state of National Emergency, that gives him the legal right to do this.

"US arms control law allows Congress to reject weapons sales to foreign countries but an exemption in the law allows the president to waive the need for congressional approval by declaring a national security emergency."

"Members of Congress had been blocking sales of offensive military equipment to Saudi Arabia and the UAE for months, US President Donald Trump, declaring a national emergency because of tensions with Iran, swept aside objections from Congress on Friday to complete the sale of over $8bn worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Jordan."

"These sales will support our allies, enhance Middle East stability, and help these nations to deter and defend themselves from the Islamic Republic of Iran," Pompeo said in a statement, adding the decision to circumvent Congress was meant to be a "one-time event".

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/05/trump-invoke-emergency-sell-arms-sau dis-senators-190524183539273.html


REMARKS: Well if we sell these arms to Saudi and other nations and they use them against Iran, the US can say that "we" did not start any war, because somebody else launches the stuff from their land. Dangerous precedent.

 

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IRAN - no surrender

They seem to know they are going to get attacked. Yet their answer is they will not give up or surrender.

"President Hassan Rouhani says the Islamic Republic will not surrender and stop defending its independence even if it is bombed and its men are killed, wounded, and captured.

"Iran won't give up [pursuing] the goal of maintaining its independence and dignity even if it is bombarded and its men are martyred, wounded, and captured," Rouhani said.

"I explicitly declare that the Iranian nation will defeat the US, the Israeli regime, and the regional reactionaries through resistance and unity," the Iranian president said.

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/05/23/596731/Iran-US-bombardment-war-cl ash-persian-gulf-rouhani


REMARKS: They are a sovereign nation. They are aligned with Turkey and Qatar. It will be very sad when the war does come, it will just be slaughtering people who never wanted a fight in the first place. Oman is also trying to help out.

https://gulfnews.com/world/gulf/oman/oman-working-to-ease-us-iran-tension-1 .64157825





[Edited on 5/24/2019 by gina]

 

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MARK CUBAN'S IDEA ON HOW TO DEAL WITH CHINA

He thinks that the sanctions hurt not just China but people here also. He has another idea.

“I'd shut down all Chinese IPOs—that's the first step,” “A trading halt would certainly create a lot of disruption for those Chinese companies,” adds Cuban, who’s considering an independent run for president in 2020.

As of February, 156 Chinese companies were listed on major U.S. stock exchanges with a total market capitalization of $1.2 trillion, according to the U.S.-China Economic Security and Review Commission, a group tasked by Congress to monitor the trade relationship between the two countries.

As of this month, 12 Asia-Pacific companies have listed on the Nasdaq so far this year, raising a total of $777 million at their initial offerings, CNBC reported. The Beijing-based coffee chain Luckin Coffee, seeking to overtake Starbucks, made its public initial offering on the Nasdaq last week. Douyu, a Chinese live-streaming platform, is expected to go public in the U.S. this year.


https://finance.yahoo.com/news/mark-cuban-china-trade-war-trump-130539755.h tml


REMARKS: Get their stock offerrings off our exchanges. Hmmmm.

 

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PALESTINE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS IN BAHRAIN JUNE 25 AND 26

There is a summit in Bahrain in June, the purpose is to discuss with investors from other countries how Gaza and the West Bank "are investible".

The al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, has described the US “deal of the century” as a plan to sell Jerusalem al-Quds and Palestine, slamming it as “high treason,” the Arabic-language Lualua television network reported.

Mahmoud Abbas, of the Palestinian Authority has said that any deal that does not provide a two state solution, and recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state will not work for them and they were not invited to the workshops.

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/05/20/596415/Palestinians-US-led-Bahrai n-conference

https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2019/5/20/bahrain-convenes-summit-to -sell-deal-of-the-century


http://jewishinsider.com/2019/05/kushner-on-peace-plan-rollout-people-are-l etting-their-grandfathers-conflict-destroy-their-childrens-futures/

Several weeks ago Kushner met a group of 25 business executives at the Milken Conference in Los Angeles to get them onboard.

https://www.axios.com/israeli-palestinian-peace-plan-kushner-bahrain-1804ef 8f-0e95-46c6-91db-c5380609f7f2.html


REMARKS: Muslims are very worried about this. They do not believe that having Jewish and Saudi etc. investors involved in a plan for the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem is going to help them. They look at the vast difference in the quality of life conditions between Israel and their Muslim counterparts in these regions. If Israel wanted to help them so much, why are they living so badly? When you want to raise people up, you extend a hand, not seize and bulldoze their land to make new expensive developments for Jewish people.

Meanwhile this is what Jared Kushner said about the vision for Palestine.

"Jared Kushner, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, thanked Bahrain on Sunday for hosting the workshop. “We look forward to engaging with business and thought leaders from throughout the region and the world to build consensus around the best steps the international community can take to develop the foundation for a prosperous future,” he said in a statement.


“The Palestinian people, along with all people in the Middle East, deserve a future with dignity and the opportunity to better their lives. Economic progress can only be achieved with a solid economic vision, and if the core political issues are resolved. We look forward to presenting our vision on ways to bridge the core political issues very soon,” Kushner added.

https://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Part-of-Deal-of-Century-to-be-r eleased-on-June-25-in-Bahrain-590125


FURTHER REMARKS: If they do bring peace and prosperity to the Palestinian people what will be quite an accomplishment. We shall see.


 

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Iran Shooting Down US Drone

The US drone was in Iranian airspace.

"At 00:14 US drone took off from UAE in stealth mode & violated Iranian airspace. It was targeted at 04:05 at the coordinates (25°59'43"N 57°02'25"E) near Kouh-e Mobarak.

We've retrieved sections of the US military drone in OUR territorial waters where it was shot down."

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corpse (IRGC) shot down a US surveillance drone Thursday in the Strait of Hormuz after it did not heed four warning signals, even as the force spared a second spy plane carrying 35 passengers which accompanied the downed aircraft.


IRAN GOING TO THE UNITED NATIONS REGARDING US ENCROACHMENT OVER THEIR TERRITORY

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/06/20/598995/Iran-United-States-United- Nations-drone-case-IRGC-Zarif


VIDEO:
https://twitter.com/hashtag/USdroneShotDown?src=hash


https://twitter.com/JZarif


https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/06/22/599155/Iran-FM-Zarif-US-drone-ter ritorial-waters-map


Remarks: There are those who want war against Iran, including a top Saudi leader who said Iran would be levelled, bottom line is, if Trump allows the war with Iran to start, many people who voted for him last time will not do it again, because nobody wants to be in another war. In addition to that, Hezbollah has been very clear, if Iran is attacked, they will let loose their missiles on Israel. This will not make any path to peace in that country.



[Edited on 6/22/2019 by gina]

 

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IRAN

While we all want to believe things are just as we have been told, the Iranian regime has refuted and proven things are not, but it gets a lot worse than that.

"A US and Saudi Arabia-backed anti-Iran terrorist group, which is responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent Iranian civilians and officials, has announced a plan to assassinate a senior Iranian military commander and the country’s new Judiciary chief.

Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) informed its members about the plan through a recent internal communiqué.

It specified the targets as Major General Qassem Soleimani, who commands the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and Ebrahim Raeisi, who was appointed as the country’s top judicial official by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei earlier this year.

The terrorist organization said it would “welcome” their assassination, adding that it desired for the ranking officials to “join” Asadollah Lajevardi, Tehran’s former chief prosecutor, and Ali Sayyad-Shirazi, a former commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces during Iraq’s 1980-88 war against Iran.

Lajevardi and Sayyad-Shirazi, both prominent figures in the country’s struggle against campaigns led by the United States and its allies following the victory of Iran’s Islamic Revolution in 1979, were assassinated by the MKO terrorists respectively in 1998 and 1999.

Out of the nearly 17,000 Iranians killed in terrorist assaults since the Revolution’s victory, about 12,000 have fallen victim to the MKO’s acts of terror.

The group throws lavish conferences every year in Paris, with certain American, Western, and Saudi officials as its guests of honor. These include US National Security Advisor John Bolton, US President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, former Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper, and former Saudi Arabian spy chief, Prince Turki al-Faisal.

This comes as Western countries, topped by the US, have taken the group out of their terror blacklists, while frequently accusing Iran of conducting terrorist attacks against regional countries.

In the latest instance of their accusations, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, echoing Trump, accused Iran of being behind a recent attack on two tankers in the Sea of Oman.

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/06/27/599593/MKO-plan-assassinate-Iran- general-Judiciary-chief-Soleimani-Raeisi


Now just who exactly is the Mujahedin-e-Khalq?

US Secretary of State John Kerry used a visit to Albania on February 14, 2016 to thank the government for resettling members of the Iranian opposition group Mujahedin e Khalq, or MEK. Over the previous two years, Albania had taken in about 1,000 members of the MEK and had committed to resettling an additional 2,000, said a senior State Department official. Most lived in US-backed camps in Iraq. The US assistance included a donation of $20 million to the UN refugee agency to help resettle the MEK, said the State Department official. The US also provided Albania with security and economic development assistance, to help the country build up its physical capacity to house the refugees.

The United States, which listed National Council of Resistance of Iran as a terrorist organization, closed the NCRI's Washington office in 2003. The fall of Saddam Hussein's regime affected the circumstances of the designated foreign terrorist organization Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK). The MEK was allied with the Iraqi regime and received most of its support from it. The MEK assisted the Hussein regime in suppressing opposition within Iraq, and performed internal security for the Iraqi regime. The National Liberation Army was the military wing of the National Council of Resistance of Iran.

A former high-ranking MEK official confirmed long-held suspicions that Saudi Arabia has been financing the political-militant group bent on violent regime change in Iran through sophisticated channels to provide the group with valuables like gold and Rolex watches, according to a new report. In an interview with Jordanian news outlet Al-Bawaba 19 Deptember 2018, a former MEK member who oversaw the transfer of hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of materials explained how the group has stayed financially afloat.

Massoud Khodabandeh explained that 3 tons of solid gold, a minimum of four suitcases of customized Rolex watches and fabric that had been used to cover the Muslim holy site of Kaaba in Mecca were among the commodities shipped from Saudi Arabia to MEK operatives in Baghdad as part of the scheme. From there, the valuables would be sold on the black market in Jordan's capital, Amman, to Saudi-aligned merchants.

The MEK has a history that does go back to the time of the Shah in the 1970s. It was a group that propounded an ideology that mixed Islamism and Marxism. And, among their earliest operations were lethal operations against US personnel, including US military personnel, in Iran. In the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the MEK backed Ayatollah Khomeini and the seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. By 1981, however, the MEK split with the cleric-based regime, launching a bombing campaign that killed Iran's president and prime minister. Then, its leadership fled to Europe.

The MEK sided with Iraq in its 1980-1988 war with Iran. In 1986, Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein set up an enclave called Camp Ashraf for the group north of Baghdad. In 1991, MEK forces allegedly assisted Saddam in putting down uprisings by the Kurds in Iraq's north, and the Shi'ites in the south. Then, in April 1992, the MEK attacked Iranian embassies and facilities in 13 countries. In 1997, a new U.S. law put the MEK and 29 other groups on the Foreign Terrorist Organization list. Britain and the European Union also put the MEK on terrorist lists.

It was reported on 21 September 2012, that the US State Department was preparing to remove the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization from the list of organizations recognized as terrorist groups by the United States. On 28 September 2012, the US State Department formally announced that it had delisted the organization as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Executive Order 13224.

Some officials from the Trump administration have received money from the anti-Iran Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) to deliver speeches in support of the group. Trump’s transportation secretary, Elaine Chao, received $50,000 in 2015 for a five-minute speech to the political wing of the MKO. In March 2016, Chao received another $17,500 for a speech that she gave to the Iranian-American Cultural Association of Missouri, which reportedly has ties with the MKO terrorist group. Chao is the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. Former mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani, who is also likely to get a post in the Trump administration, has also acknowledged that he has been paid by the MKO for his appearances at the terrorist group’s events.

DELIVER SPEECHES IN SUPPORT OF THE GROUP.

https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/para/mek.htm


The group has hosted Bolton?

Controversial Mujahedeen-e-Khalq has hosted John Bolton at previous events, counts Giuliani as a supporter; over 1,000 members protest against Tehran’s theocratic government. Clad in yellow vests emblazoned with the words “Free Iran,” more than 1,000 members of the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq gathered outside the State Department to demand an end to Iran’s theocratic government.

YELLOW VESTS PROTESTERS - JUST LIKE IN FRANCE, HMMMM.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-group-tied-to-trump-advisers-rallies-in- washington-to-demand-regime-change/


https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mek-lobbying_n_913233

Onstage next to former FBI director Louis Freeh sat Ed Rendell, the former Democratic governor of Pennsylvania and current MSNBC talking head; former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean; former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Hugh Shelton; former Secretary of Veterans Affairs Togo West; former State Department Director of Policy Planning Mitchell Reiss; former Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James T. Conway; Anita McBride, the former chief of staff to First Lady Laura Bush; and Sarah Sewall, a Harvard professor who sits on a corporate board with Reiss.

All told, at least 33 high-ranking former U.S. officials have given speeches to MEK-friendly audiences since December of last year as part of more than 22 events in Washington, Brussels, London, Paris and Berlin. While not every speaker accepted payment, MEK-affiliated groups have spent millions of dollars on speaking fees, according to interviews with the former officials, organizers and attendees.

Rendell freely admits he knew little about the group, also known as People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI), before he was invited to speak just days earlier. But he told the audience that the elite status of his fellow panelists and the arguments they made for delisting the group were enough to convince him that it was a good idea.

The speakers are just the type of national-security heavyweights a plaintiff terrorist organization needs. In addition to those named above, the commissioned figureheads include Obama’s recently-departed National Security Adviser Gen. James Jones; former Bush Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge; onetime State Department Counselor Philip Zelikow and former CIA directors Porter Goss and James R. Woolsey.

PORTER GOSS!

Retired military officers are popular — former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Gen. Wesley K. Clark and former Commander in Chief of United States Central Command Gen. Anthony Zinni have both addressed MEK groups. Yet more speakers appear to have been chosen for their deep political ties, such as former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former New Mexico Gov. and U.N. Ambassador Bill Richardson, former Bush White House Chief of Staff Andy Card, former Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh and former 9/11 Commission Chairman Lee Hamilton.

Hamilton acknowledged to IPS News that he was paid for his appearances, describing his fee at the time as “significant.” Dean also acknowledged that he was paid for at least a portion of the speeches he gave to MEK groups in London, Paris and Washington, as did Gen. Clark. Gen. Jones told The Wall Street Journal that he received a “standard speaking fee.” Gen. Zinni’s speaker agent confirmed that Zinni was also paid his “standard speaking fee” for an eight-minute address at an MEK-related conference in January — between $20,000 and $30,000, according to his speaker profile. The same firm arranged for Zelikow to speak at two MEK-affiliated events this spring, and it recruited John Sano, the former deputy director of the National Clandestine Service, for his first MEK-related appearance on July 26.

Goss’s first speech to an MEK support group was in April. He told The Huffington Post that it had been handled entirely by his speaker agent and that his payment came from his agent. According to his profile, Goss commands a minimum of $20,000 to $30,000 per engagement.


REMARKS: The resistance groups all over are complex with complex ideologies. One day they are regarded as terrorists then later they are regarded as freedom fighters (ie. Sandanistas in Nicaragua). There was a time Al Qaeda was in good standing with the US, when they were fighting to defeat the Russian incursion in Afghanistan; then once the Russians were gone, it was the old 'if we can't use you, we kill you' theme that our intelligence community uses on people or groups who are no longer in good standing with them.

The US cannot solve problems of other countries. We should stop supporting, funding (covertly or not) insurgent groups to do the political bidding of the world's elite. Recognize each nation has its own sovereignty and let them solve their own problems, run their own countries. If the US wants to fund groups to take down the current Iranian regime, chaos will ensue, the difference this time is there will NOT be order out of chaos. Order will not be restored without a 7 year war with Israel, Lebanon, Iran, Russia and other countries. I just recently read that the Houthis in Yemen are starting to torch the Saudi oil fields. This is one of the end times prophecies, eventually the fires in the oil fields in Saudi will be be so bad people even from Yemen will have to migrate to Syria (al Sham) because of the smoke. WWIII will come sooner than anyone thinks if nations do not start respecting the sovereignty of other lands. I read that Saudi is sending $60 million a year into the coffers of the Haqqani's in Afghanistan. Yet we send young men to go fight a war that will not be won there. What if we acted like China and just stopped waging war?



[Edited on 6/27/2019 by gina]

 

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  posted on 6/27/2019 at 05:01 PM
AFGHANISTAN

Are there other things going on besides the difficulties with Iran? Of course, the Taliban reported that US choppers picked up Isis commanders during one of the battles with the Talibs last Friday in Afghanistan. Apparently someone wanted to save the Isis commanders.

There will be another peace conference in Doha July 6, 7, but it is anything but peaceful in Afghanistan. The war against the Taliban wages on fighting everywhere. They actually have SIX rounds of talks starting Saturday June 29th.

NATO Secretary General is optimistic.

""We are closer to a pace deal now than we have ever been before in Afghanistan," NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday. Stoltenberg, who was addressing reporters ahead of NATO’s defense ministerial meeting in Brussels, reiterated the alliance’s commitment to support peace efforts.

I am hopeful that this time there are some breakthroughs so that the way is opened for intra-Afghan talks which are the key issue,” said Haji Din Mohammad, deputy head of the High Peace Council.

“We hope that these talks lead to the start of intra-Afghan talks so that peace and stability can prevail in Afghanistan through political dialogue,” said Omid Maisam, deputy spokesman to Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah. "

“The important issue is that if the Americans exit, this exit will be a responsible withdrawal. A possible agreement between the Taliban and them (American side) will also determine a timeframe for this exist,” said Mawlavi Qalamuddin, a former Taliban commander who served as head of the regime’s religious police chief when the group was in power.



G20 Summit Japan

G20 Summit - Yes Trump went. It is being held in Japan.

Angela Merkel has been seen having tremors.

"BERLIN (AA): German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday was seen shaking for the second time in nine days. At a ceremony in Berlin, when Merkel’s whole body started to shake, she folded her arms in an apparent attempt to stop the motion, but it continued. She was offered a glass of water but declined it. A similar incident took place last week when she was receiving Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky. Merkel had cited dehydration as being behind the incident, but it led to German media questioning her health. "

Nevertheless, she is going to the Summit. Germany by the way is also intervening and trying to help the Afghan Peace Process and has representatives who will attend the Peace Summit in Qatar.

 

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AFGHANISTAN - Yes there has been a warning to media outlets that are hostile to the Taliban. This is what they have said.


Taliban Warning to Hostile Media Outlets

"Warning by Military Commission of Islamic
Emirate to Hostile Media Outlets

It has been observed that some media outlets in Kabul and surrounding provinces are broadcasting messages under commercial advertisement that denounce the ongoing Jihad, Mujahideen and Taliban, encourage opposition, are financed by Kabul administration security departments and an all out effort is exerted to use these media outlets as intelligence tools against the ongoing Jihad, to brainwash common Afghans and carry out direct espionage activities for the enemy.

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Commission for Military Affairs sternly warns all TV, radio and other broadcast channels to immediately halt their hostile activities.

If every local and national FM radios, TV channels and other media outlets do not cease such activities within a one week period then the Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate will not consider these outlets as media channels but as enemy intelligence nerve centers. They shall become military targets for the Mujahideen in the capital, provinces, cities and rural areas and none of their offices, journalists, workers and personnel shall retain any immunity. "

Commission for Military Affairs of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan


REMARKS: Firstly, they are not fans of FAKE NEWS anymore than anyone in this country, but it goes deeper than that with them.

"Taliban says the media should focus on “Islamic and moral values.”

These “Islamic and moral values” are defined as “humility, shyness, patience, sacrifice, respect for elders, virtuous behavior towards children, good character, valuing time, human respect, attending the patient, moderation, loyalty, brotherhood, civil union, sympathetic attitude toward each other, aiding the poor, preventing oppression and cruelty, assisting and helping the oppressed and the like.”

“The media has to fulfill its responsibility of educating its followers in a positive way, and not to promote and publicize evil deeds in the society,” the Taliban wrote.

The Taliban derided the broadcasting of “the vulgar, indecency and Indian movies” and the “imposition of an alien and secular culture over our people.”

The Taliban concluded: “Media lies to the people, frightens them with fascinating titles and propaganda, and promotes prostitution, indecency and profanity. Instead of stabilization, it endorses negative roles and adopts unlawful ways to impose western culture over the Afghan people.”


This was their full statement earlier in the year regarding the media.

"Currently, media has become a successful tool in defense of religious and moral values. It is an effective source of inspecting every country and society, and its contribution in playing a conventional role in shaping a stable and strong society is transparent and crystal clear.

The countries of the world – where moral values are being neglected – have confronted such chaos and moral disabilities that leaves no way of getting out of it for the affected countries. Our beloved country (Afghanistan) – after the American invasion – has also encountered repetitive and irreversible damages by the so-called independent media in religious and moral perspectives, which are increasing on a daily basis.
In contrast to the numerous Western media, there exist only few patriotic and Islamic media outlets in our country, which have few resources to stand against the intellectual and cultural invasions by deviant and corrupt media.

What is the importance of Religious and Moral Values?

Importance of values:

Religious or moral values are the guarantors of decency, justice and social success of any society. What we mean by values is actions, deeds that are considered as religion, law, and etiquettes in a society, and being regarded as great ideal in the social environment. In other terms, values consist of all those good actions and rites that are highly valued and respected, where people dignify and regard them and uphold them in their lives to improve and advance.

Religious values are; Worship, prayer, fasting, Zakat (alms-giving), Hajj (pilgrimage), recitation of the Holy Qur’an, the remembrance of Allah and so on…

What are Islamic and moral values?

Islamic and moral values are: Humility, shyness, patience, sacrifice, respect for elders, virtuous behavior towards
children, good character, valuing time, human respect, attending the patient, moderation, loyalty, brotherhood, civil union, sympathetic attitude toward each other, aiding the poor, preventing oppression and cruelty, assisting and helping the oppressed and the like… those who are called Islamic and moral values. The media owners and authors are obliged to take the above mentioned values under consideration, meaning: to use
their responsibilities and contributions – as being a part of media in any way – for awareness of people, in one way or the other; to stick to those values and not to violate them in their daily, weekly, monthly and timely publications at any cost.

Every media person should be aware of their religious, moral and national responsibilities, be cautious and sensitive about those responsibilities, and should be proud of them. If a Muslim does not take pride in his cultural, civilizational and moral values and propagate these values of others, this will lead him to very unfortunate consequences.

It is usually said that media represents whatever goes on in a society, which means that media actually portrays society. But that is not true, the fact is that besides portraying society, it also takes ownership of the intellectual leadership of the society, people of society hear and accept according to what media shows them. So the media has to fulfill its responsibility of educating its followers in a positive way, and not to promote and publicize evil deeds in the society.

Experts say that media carries both positive and negative aspects that can play a part in advertising good as well as bad. It can give strength, determination, and tendency of doing better to a society, can give social, military and cultural supremacy, political and national consciousness, can raise its voice for the truth and harmony, but on the other hand, by publishing false rumors, it can also suspect itself and its beliefs, can raise its voice for hypocrisy and dissension.

This is why the ‘media’ outlets that do not work for aliens and its workers are not employed as laborers, must raise their voice against invasion, bring unity and harmony among the people of society, explain national and religious responsibilities of the Afghan people, fulfill their responsibilities of bringing success and happiness so that a uncontaminated, strong and vibrant community can be created throughout the world. For this purpose, it is important to decide what sort of changes must be brought to society? And which direction the new generation needs to be pushed? And upon which idea the new generation needs to be trained? And what are the messages that need to be convey to the people?

Today the vulgar, indecency and Indian movies being screened on televisions in Kabul, Jalalabad, and Balkh do not represent our religious and national attitude, in fact it is an imposition of an alien and secular culture over our people. Are we in any need of such obscene broadcasting? Or are we in need of scientists, doctors, engineers, scholars, poets, and Mujahedeen? Do we require fruitful entertainment or such disillusions in the name of Art?

The fact is that whatever is being conducted in the name of media these days in the Islamic states especially in our beloved country, is highly harmful leading to very negative and destructive consequences. Media lies to the people, frightens them with fascinating titles and propaganda, and promotes prostitution, indecency and profanity. Instead of stabilization, it endorses negative roles and adopts unlawful ways to impose western culture over the Afghan people. "


MY COMMENTS: The international media has been very hostile to the Taliban promoting a narrative that depicts them in ways that they are not. Why does the international media do this? Because if people KNEW what they were really like, they would not support the war in Afghanistan. They are God fearing, moral people. Yet all you will probably hear in mainstream media news is that they are threatening the media.













[Edited on 6/27/2019 by gina]

 

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  posted on 7/20/2019 at 03:24 PM
Interview (from June) with Ilhan Omar

https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/talktojazeera/2019/07/ilhan-omar-911-c omments-trump-saudi-relations-190716160539559.html

 

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We will be sending troops to Saudi Arabia to help protect them from Iran.


https://thehill.com/policy/defense/453980-us-moves-forward-on-operation-to- counter-iran-begins-sending-troops-to-saudi

 

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HAMAS ISSUES WARNING TO ISRAEL

A Hamas leader of the Palestinians warned Israel on Friday that if it does not lift its “siege” on the Gaza Strip before a week is up, he will incite millions of eagerly awaiting Palestinians around the globe to slaughter every last Jew on Earth. Hamas leader Fathi Hammad, who leads the Islamic terrorist organization’s political bureau, has 7 million militant Palestinians at his beckon call who have been trained to attack Jews.

"Hammad declared his threatening announcement during his speech as a Marh of Return rally that was broadcasted on Al-Aqsa TV, giving Israel until July 19 to meet his demand or suffer the consequences.

"We say to the Zionist enemy that it has exactly one week – until next Friday,” Hammad proclaimed, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). “If it does not lift the siege by then, and if it does not implement the understandings [with Hamas]... We have many methods and means up our sleeves, and they are just waiting for the green light to powerfully explode in the face of the enemy, Allah willing.”

“They think that we are rational people. Well, we aren't,” Hammad insisted. “The people of Gaza are not rational. For 70 years in Gaza, the Zionist enemy tried to change our genes. [Our genes] have not changed. On the contrary, they have progressed even more, and they are ready to blow up in the face of the enemies, Allah willing.”

“You have one week, oh Zionist enemy!” the militant Muslim leader exclaimed. “If you do not lift the siege... Well, we will not die standing [idly by]. We will not die of starvation. If we die, it will be while we are killing you and cutting off your heads, Allah willing.”

"If you don't lift the siege, we will explode in the faces of our enemies, Allah willing, and the explosion won't just be in Gaza – it will also be in the West Bank and abroad, Allah willing,” the Palestinian aggressor added. “Our brothers abroad are still preparing. They are warming up... They have been warming up for a year and a half... Oh, you 7 million Palestinians abroad, enough warming up! There are Jews everywhere! We must attack every Jew on planet Earth – we must slaughter and kill them, with Allah's help. Enough warming up!”

He went on to spur fellow Palestinian militants to purchase any weapons they need to murder their Jewish neighbors – arguing that Jews’ lives less than a few shekels, or under a dollar – one shekel is worth about 28 cents in United States currency.

"And I say to those in the West Bank: How long will you sit in silence?” Hammad posed to his Islamic followers. “You can buy knives for five shekels! How much is the neck of a Jew worth to us – isn't it worth five shekels, or even less?”

He followed up by telling suicide bombers to gear up, stating that their jihadist explosive devices are being manufactured to be worn and detonated by suicide bombers as they take out numerous Jews around them.

"By Allah, [the Jews] will be killed by our [explosive] belts, Allah willing!” Hammad shouted. “There are new factories for [explosive] belts and they are up and running. Anybody who wants one can wait his turn... you can have one, and you, and you... Go!”

He ended by stressing that his fellow anti-Semitic Palestinian jihadists are not afraid to die and relish the thought of being rewarded by the Islamic god, Allah, for dying while killing Jews.

"May the mediators and the Zionist enemy hear this message!” Hammad concluded. “If we die, we die – but we will die with honor, while attacking, and not while retreating! We will die while exploding and cutting the necks and legs of the Jews! We will lacerate them and tear them to pieces, Allah willing."


REMARKS: Many these days including the media focus on Iran as being the main threat to peace between Israel and Palestine. The ire of the people in Palestine is closer than that. Hamas is very angry, Hezbollah (from Lebanon) whose assets were recently frozen under accusation of their attempts to take down the Argentinian government has been at the ready for many, many years. The US declaring Jerusalem as the capital for Israel and the annexation of land in east Jerusalem for Israelis while Muslims are being pushed off the land they have lived on leads up to only one thing, war. I would take the warnings of Hamas very seriously. It should also be remembered that the goal of Isis is to retake al Quds and when the migration towards that starts, many other groups even those who disagree with them, may join. The Bible talks of 200 Million people coming up from Egypt towards Jerusalem. They will come from Egypt, from Yemen, and all the other Muslim lands, but prophecy says this is not yet. First there will be the seven year war in Israel where the bodies and blood will be up to the level of the bridals of the horses, and it will take years to bury the dead. At the 3 and 1/2 year mark, the anti-Christ rises to get a peace treaty signed. So pay attention to what is going on over there, because the anti-Christ will not seek to enslave those peoples over there, they are coming for your ass too. Biometric facial recognition technology, (whose images can be sent to the drones to take you out if you become too much of a problem), chip technology implanted in your hand or forehead for you to buy things with when we move to a cashless society (estimated to happen by 2024) etc. Be mindful, continue living your life, but start making a plan to get off the grid.


Sheikh Nasrullah explains that Hezbollah can send Israel back to the Stone Age, where they would target if war breaks out. He has maps.

https://www.memri.org/tv/hizbullah-sec-gen-nasrallah-missiles-israel-stone- age-north-coast-key-installations-iran-war-region

Transcript:
https://www.memri.org/tv/hizbullah-sec-gen-nasrallah-missiles-israel-stone- age-north-coast-key-installations-iran-war-region/transcript


My further remarks: Sheikh Nasrullah is right, it does not matter WHO starts the war, Israel even with the Iron Dome will not be safe or experience immunity. Lebanon hates them, Iran hates them, Syria is not on their side, who stands by their sides except the US? Does the US want to take on the entire Muslim world? Russia is a patriarch to Iran, a war between Russia and the US can mean what they call, 'mutually assured destruction' meaning both countries get nuked to death. We cannot start this or engage in this war and walk away unscathed. That is the point.



[Edited on 7/21/2019 by gina]

 

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IRAN NOT SUPPLYING MISSILES YEMEN IS USING AGAINST SAUDI

The had an expositioin showing missiles and drones made in Yemen that are being used against the Saudis.

https://www.memri.org/tv/houthi-military-exhibit-showcases-locally-made-mis siles-drones-death-israel-america-jews-curse/transcript

On July 7, 2019, Al-Masira TV (Yemen) aired a report about the opening of a Houthi military exhibition in Yemen that showcases locally-made ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, spy drones, and attack drones. The opening of the exhibition, which was named after Saleh Al-Samad, a Houthi official killed in a Saudi airstrike in 2018, was attended by Field Marshal Mahdi Al-Mashat, who is the president of the supreme political council and the supreme commander and the armed forces. The report showed Houthi officials cutting the red tape at the exhibit and unveiling the equipment, some of which had "Made in Yemen" written on it. A sign at the exhibit read: "Allah Akbar. Death to America. Death to Israel. May the Jews be cursed. Victory for Islam."

Yemeni Minister of Defense Major General Muhammad Nasser Al-Atifi said that the ballistic surface-to-surface missiles are the "long arm" of the Republic of Yemen and that they are Yemen's "strategic deterrence" meant to strike large strategic targets in the "countries of the aggression." He explained that Yemen has short-range, medium-range, and long-range tactical and ballistic missiles, and he thanked Allah, the men of Yemen's missile force, the "heroic" mujahideen on the front line, and the Yemeni people. The names of some of the equipment included Qasif, Sammad, Qahed-M2, Quds, and Badr.


REMARKS: So the Saudi belief that Iran is sending weapons that are being launched from Yemen at them may be incorrect.

 

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STRAITS OF HORMUZ, IRAN

The US announced it is working on a plan with many other nations to keep the Straits of Hormuz open.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/07/launch-plan-free-passage-ships-iran- waterway-190720193951226.html

"We are starting a concept called Sentinel in which we will have a series of countries engaged to preserve the free and open passage of commerce in the Strait of Hormuz and in the Persian Gulf," US Under Secretary of Defense for Policy John Rood said at the Aspen Security Forum on Saturday".

 

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RE: the so-called reported death of Hamza bin Laden

https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/hamza-bin-laden-dead-203302748.html

All there is is the annual August fishing expedition of the intelligence agencies regarding the bin Laden family. When they KNEW Osama was alive, they would start rumors of his death to see if they could find out anything, now they do this with Hamza. They claim he was in Afghanistan/Pakistan - after Iran, the children who were still aligned with Osama went to Iraq to join Isis. So it is highly unlikely the intel boys have listened to "chatter" or conversations that indicate a US drone strike accidently killed him. This is just total **** .

IF they want to do something constructive other than create gossip they could look into WHY there were Daesh (alias Isis) commanders who were airlifted by US choppers from Kunar province, Charkando area of Noor Gul District in the Maza Valley IN AFGHANISTAN during the week of June 21st when the Afghan Taliban fighting became too much for them. There were reportedly "tens of American aircraft and hundreds of Kabul troops on the ground rescuing Daesh militia members and their families".

Saudi funds Blackwater mercenaries in Afghanistan and that is with the US's permission to fight against the Afghan Taliban.

We are shooting the wrong people and rescuing the wrong people in this war on terror.

 

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DOMESTIC TERRORISM ACCORDING TO THE FBI

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/fbi-domestic-terrorism_n_5d430db7e4b0acb57fc 91818?yptr=yahoo

The FBI intelligence bulletin from the bureau’s Phoenix field office, dated May 30, 2019, describes “conspiracy theory-driven domestic extremists,”

In May, Michael C. McGarrity, the FBI’s assistant director of the counterterrorism division, told Congress the bureau now “classifies domestic terrorism threats into four main categories:

1. racially motivated violent extremism,
2. anti-government/anti-authority extremism,
3. animal rights/environmental extremism, and
4. abortion extremism,” a term the bureau uses to classify both pro-choice and anti-abortion extremists.

The new focus on conspiracy theorists appears to fall under the broader category of anti-government extremism. “This is the first FBI product examining the threat from conspiracy theory-driven domestic extremists and provides a baseline for future intelligence products,” the document states.

The new category is different in that it focuses not on racial motivations, but on violence based specifically on beliefs that, in the words of the FBI document, “attempt to explain events or circumstances as the result of a group of actors working in secret to benefit themselves at the expense of others” and are “usually at odds with official or prevailing explanations of events.”

“The advent of the Internet and social media has enabled promoters of conspiracy theories to produce and share greater volumes of material via online platforms that larger audiences of consumers can quickly and easily access,”

The FBI document also cites an unnamed California man who was arrested on Dec. 19, 2018, after being found with what appeared to be bomb-making materials in his car. The man allegedly was planning “blow up a satanic temple monument” in the Capitol rotunda in Springfield, Ill., to “make Americans aware of Pizzagate and the New World Order, who were dismantling society,” the document says.

Identifying conspiracy theories as a threat could be a political lightning rod, since President Trump has been accused of promulgating some of them, with his frequent references to a deep state and his praise in 2015 for Alex Jones, who runs the conspiracy site InfoWars. While the FBI intelligence bulletin does not mention Jones or InfoWars by name, it does mention some of the conspiracy theories frequently associated with the far-right radio host, in particular the concept of the New World Order.

Jones claimed the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, in which 26 children were killed, was a hoax, a false flag operation intended as a pretext for the government to seize or outlaw firearms. The families of a number of victims have sued Jones for defamation, saying his conspiracy-mongering contributed to death threats and online abuse they have received.

While Trump has never endorsed Sandy Hook denialism, he was almost up until the 2016 election the most high-profile promoter of the birther conspiracy that claimed former President Barack Obama was not born in the United States. He later dropped his claim, and deflected criticism by pointing the finger at Hillary Clinton. He said her campaign had given birth to the conspiracy, and Trump “finished it.”

Among the violent conspiracy theories cited in the May FBI document is one involving a man who thought Transportation Security Administration agents were part of a New World Order. Another focused on the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP), a government-funded facility in Alaska that has been linked to everything from death beams to mind control. The two men arrested in connection with HAARP were “stockpiling weapons, ammunition and other tactical gear in preparation to attack” the facility, believing it was being used “to control the weather and prevent humans from talking to God.”


REMARKS: This is one slippery slope these ole boys are going down. Anti-govt./anti-authority?
I will finish this later....


[Edited on 8/2/2019 by gina]

 

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  posted on 8/18/2019 at 03:39 PM
AFGHANISTAN - the blast in Kabul today was done by ISIS, they claim responsibility.

NYC - We had a scare Friday with rice cookers that looked like pressure cookers being left in the subways and one left in Chelsea above ground.

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-cops-converge-lower-manha ttan-suspicious-package-20190816-qcn5k5ulbneaxocfcelcbfbxba-story.html

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/manhattan/rice-cooker-abandoned-nyc-su bway-stop-led-bomb-scare-article-1.3838649
Essex and delancey streets Friday night

https://1010wins.radio.com/articles/brother-man-apprehended-rice-cooker-sub way-scare-it-may-have-been-cry-help


They want to tell people, oh don't worry, the guy who did it was just a homeless person who collects things and leaves them in places. Sure one at the bottom of the subway stairs, another in the mezzanine of the Fulton Street Station. Then Friday night another person leaving something at Exxex and Delancey Streets. Where are these stations, near City Hall and WTC.

 

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