Middle East

America Warns European Travelers: Christmas Shoppers In Jihadist Crosshairs

"Credible information," quotes Newsweek, prompted a warning to American travellers to "exercise caution at holiday festivals, events, and outdoor markets," given planned attacks by Al-Qaeda and ISIS. Meanwhile, in Britain, the entirety of the country's elite Special Forces, the SAS, have had their leave cancelled as a consequence of undercover deployments across the nation's Christmas shopping districts.

Damaging The Deep State: Trump, Russia, And China

It has become clear Trump's attitude towards Russia and China is very different from that of his predecessors. Amazingly, he is already wresting power from the deep state, causing it great resentment, which under Obama, Clinton and the Bushes, ran geopolitical policy. From January, barring accidents the world will not be the same, the establishment up-ended.

The Lessons Of Aleppo (For Trump)

"Do not even consider getting into a new Middle East war - unless Congress votes to authorize it, the American people are united behind it, vital U.S. interests are clearly imperiled, and we know how the war ends and when we can come home. For wars have a habit of destroying presidencies."

Head For The Bunkers?

"...unpredictability is the order of the day, and a collective “me first” outlook has taken hold, we should prepare for the possibility that turmoil could go global. In other words, while it is not time to head for the bunkers, it certainly wouldn’t hurt to have one nearby."

"You Haven't Succeeded Once": State Department Slammed By AP Reporter Over Failure In Syria

In a war of words, AP reporter Brad Klapper asked State Dept spox John Kirby why the US was “laying all the blame” for developments in Aleppo on Russia, while also questioning what Washington was doing different than Moscow. The US, Klapper said, “failed repeatedly, doing the same thing over and over again” but continued to accuse Russia of war crimes when things go badly. "You haven’t succeeded once."

Assad Retakes Aleppo: The Military Operation Is Over, Says Russian Envoy

"The counter-terrorist operation in Aleppo will be completed within a few hours. All the militants along with their families and the wounded are now withdrawing through the agreed corridors in the directions they themselves have chosen, including in the direction of Idlib,” the Russian envoy said.

Ron Paul: The War On "Fake News" Is A War On Free Speech

A major threat to liberty is the assault on the right to discuss political issues, seek out alternative information sources, and promote dissenting ideas and causes such as non-interventionism in foreign and domestic affairs. If this ongoing assault on free speech succeeds, then all of our liberties are endangered.

Iran Lashes Out At US, Will Build Nuclear-Powered Boats In Retaliation To US Deal "Violation"

"The United States has not fully delivered its commitments in the (the nuclear deal)," Iran president Rouhani wrote on Tuesday. "With regards to recent (U.S. congress) legislation to extend the Iran Sanctions Act, I order to ... plan the design and construction of a nuclear propeller to be used in marine transportation to be used in marine transportation."

Iran Warns Of "World War, The Destruction Of Israel", If Trump Tears Up Nuclear Pact

"Enemies may want to impose a war on us based on false calculations and only taking into consideration their material capabilities... Such a war would mean the destruction of the Zionist regime (Israel) ... and will engulf the whole region and could lead to a world war,' Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said quoted by Mehr.