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NATO allies boost defense spending in the wake of Trump criticism

NATO allies of the United States plan to boost their defense spending by 4.3 percent this year, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday, a response in part to intense pressure from President Trump that the nations invest more in their militaries. Via:  Michael Birnbaum & Thomas Gibbons-Neff Trump has repeatedly castigated NATO allies for their dependence on the U.S. military for their defense and has ...

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Loretta Lynch, Clinton Campaign, Soros Officials All Caught Up in Senate Probe of Comey Firing

The Senate Judiciary Committee announced Friday it sent four investigatory letters, including one to former Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Via:  Ian Mason                                  The letters, dated Thursday and signed by the committee’s bipartisan leadership, demand answers and documents related to the 2016 investigation into Hillary Clinton’s ...

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Brutal Kangaroo jumps network breaks by WikiLeaks doc

WikiLeaks has published online more top-secret documents it has obtained from the CIA describing the agency’s hacking tools. This time the dossier details software codenamed Brutal Kangaroo that agents can use to infect targets’ air-gapped computers with malware. Via: theregister.co.uk The documents, originally written on May 11, 2015 and revised on February 23 the following year, outline the Brutal Kangaroo project, ...

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Saudi Arabia Involvement in Terrorism and Terrorist Groups

Saudi Arabia is the second largest source of ISIS fighters from Muslim-majority countries, with an estimated 2,500, according to a working paper produced by the National Bureau of Economic Research. According to a report by the Institute for Gulf Affairs, a whopping 16% of these fighters were in the U.S. when they joined ISIS. Via: gatestoneinstitute.org An equally disturbing finding of ...

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Iran blames US for creating ISIS amid worsening Middle East tensions

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has blamed the US for creating ISIS and fostering instability in the Middle East amid an ongoing crisis in the region. “That (the) US arms a terrorist group is what causes instability,” Khameini wrote on Twitter Monday. “Who created ISIS? The US!” Via: James Griffiths & Hamdi Alkhshali          He added that while US President Donald ...

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Watch: Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull impersonating US president Donald Trump

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has been caught on tape impersonating US president Donald Trump at an off the record charity dinner, and the audio has been leaked to a television network. Via: Alice Workman     Turnbull made the speech at the Midwinter Ball fundraiser hosted by the media at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday night. Both the prime minister ...

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The More ISIS Loses Ground, the More Lethal It Becomes

Its forces in Raqqa are prepared to use same defensive tactics the organization used in Mosul, including roadside bombs, mines, booby-trapped houses and car bombs, all with goal of causing as many casualties as possible. Via: Zvi Bar’el                      Reports by the Syrian Democratic Forces about the opening of their assault on ...

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Dozens of U.S. Cities Plan Marches Against Islam’s Sharia Law

Marches against Islamic law were planned Saturday in more than two dozen cities across the United States, but scholars and others say the protesters are stoking unfounded fears and promoting a distorted and prejudiced view of the religion. Via: Andrew Selsky and Jeff Karoub / AP The group organizing the rallies, ACT for America, claims Sharia “is incompatible with Western democracy ...

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US special operation forces now assisting Filipino troops in Marawi City

US special forces are helping the Philippine military retake the southern city of Marawi from IS-linked militants, the Philippine army says. The forces are providing technical help and are not fighting, it said. Via: bbc.com President Rodrigo Duterte had earlier threatened to throw out US troops amid strained relations since taking office. Militants have been under siege since rampaging through the southern ...

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Putin Warns Of “Hot War” And Nuclear Holocaust

With tensions among the world’s super powers mounting in places like Ukraine, Syria, North Korea and  most recently Qatar and Iran, it may only be a matter of time before someone pushes the red button. Via: Tyler Durden                         When they do, all bets are off, and as we’ve learned from ...

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