Tag: National Security

Pope Francis Stresses Anti-Populist Message in Trip to Lithuania

Pope Francis reiterated his anti-populist message in an address to Lithuanian authorities Saturday, suggesting that Lithuania’s greatness comes from its ability to accept and integrate immigrants. Throughout its history, “Lithuania was able to shelter, receive and accept peoples of various ethnic groups and religions,” Francis said in his address. “All found a place to live […]

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A portrait of Maria Butina, as told through the accused Russian agent’s social media profiles

NPR reporters poked around in Maria Butina’s social media world, looking at the accused Russian agent’s thousands of social media friends and reaching out to over 200 individuals. The resulting investigation paints a portrait of Butina’s life, from Siberia, to the tight-knit Moscow pro-guns shooting community, to D.C, Las Vegas, Washington state, and South Dakota. […]

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Pope Francis Says Accused Pastors Are Like Jesus on ‘Good Friday’

Bishops who are accused should remain silent like Jesus on Good Friday when the crowds called out for his crucifixion, Pope Francis said Tuesday. When people insulted Jesus on Good Friday and shouted, “Crucify him,” the pope said in his morning homily at the chapel of the Santa Marta residence, “he remained silent because he […]

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James O’Keefe Launches ‘Deep State’ Series with State Department Expose

James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas launched its long-awaited investigative series into the “deep state” on Tuesday morning with a video of a State Department employee who boasts about organizing for the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) during work. Stuart Karaffa, who formerly worked on a data analytics program cut by the Trump administration, told Project Veritas […]

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Lisa Page: It’s Possible ‘There Would Be Literally Nothing’ to Russia Collusion Story Before Mueller Appointment

Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page admitted under oath that a text exchange with FBI agent Peter Strzok meant that “it still existed in the scope of possibility that there would be literally nothing” to the Russia collusion story on the eve of Robert Mueller’s appointment to investigate that issue as special counsel, according to a […]

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Caroline Glick: Ari Fuld, A Fighter for Israel in Life and Death

Ari Fuld, who was murdered Sunday outside of a supermarket in Gush Etzion, south of Jerusalem, was the sort of person you could always count on to put his own interests on hold to help Israel. His passion for Israel and its defense permeated everything he did. Fuld, the New York native, U.S. citizen, and […]

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Claim: Former Obama Officials Advising Europe to Evade Iran Sanctions

Richard Goldberg, the Republican political operative who helped coordinate opposition to the Iran deal on Capitol Hill, claimed Saturday evening that former Obama administration officials were trying to devise ways to help Europe evade sanctions on Iran. Goldberg was reacting to former Secretary of State John Kerry’s admission last week that he had been meeting […]

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Russia to Continue Bombing Syria’s Idlib Province But Major Offensive May Have Stalled Out

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with his security council on Friday to discuss the impending invasion of Syria’s Idlib province and is considering a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been pleading with Russia and Syria to hold off on the offensive. Russian officials nevertheless maintained airstrikes against rebel positions in Idlib […]

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Report: U.S. Marines Conduct Large-Scale Drills with Syrian Rebels

A Syrian rebel commander revealed on Thursday his coalition is conducting large-scale military exercises alongside U.S. Marines in the backdrop of the expected invasion of Idlib, the nation’s last rebel stronghold. Colonel Muhanad al Talaa, the commander of the Pentagon-backed Maghawir al Thawra group, confirmed to Reuters that eight days of drills involving hundreds of U.S. […]

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Report: Catholic Church Suffers ‘Culture of Denial’ of Homoclericalism

Catholics are “outraged” about reports of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s serial homosexual abuse, not so much because a churchman sinned as that he did so with impunity and protection, a new article asserts. In a bracing October essay titled “Catholicism After 2018,” First Things editor Rusty Reno pinpoints an acceptance of a homosexual subculture in the […]

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Amidst Scandals, Pope’s Popularity Plunges to All-Time Low

Pope Francis’s approval rating has fallen to an all-time low, according to a new CNN poll showing that fewer than 50 percent of Americans now have a favorable opinion of the pontiff. Fewer than half of Americans (48 percent) now say they have a favorable view of the pope, CNN reported, which represents a significant […]

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Catholic Women’s Forum Leader: ‘The Pope’s Silence Is Deafening’

A Catholic women’s forum leader told Breitbart News she fears the U.S. Roman Catholic bishops are returning home “empty-handed” from a meeting with Pope Francis to discuss the scandal surrounding disgraced Archbishop Theodore McCarrick. Mary Hasson, director of the Catholic Women’s Forum of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC, said she is […]

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John Kerry Receives Widespread Condemnation for ‘Shameful’ and ‘Insidious’ Support for Iran

Former Secretary of State, senator, and 2004 presidential candidate John Kerry revealed on Wednesday that he has been secretly meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to undermine the Trump administration’s foreign policy. A wide variety of observers have denounced Kerry’s conduct as shameful, treacherous, and quite possibly illegal, although the laws in question […]

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Pope Francis Commissioned Report to Attack Sex Abuse Victims While Archbishop of Buenos Aires

Pope Francis commissioned a four-book study in 2010 as archbishop of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires attacking sexual abuse victims and defending a priest convicted of molesting a teenage boy. Francis, who was then known as Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, asked a lawyer and jurist by the name of Marcelo Sancinetti to carry out a more than […]

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Trump Wanted to Acknowledge U.S. Forces Killed Russian Mercenaries in Syria; Staff Disagreed

President Trump wanted to offer immediate public acknowledgment this year when the U.S. military killed hundreds of Russian mercenaries in self-defense. But some of the National Security Council (NSC) staff, under the leadership of H.R. McMaster, who was then the national security adviser, did not think it was a good idea out of concern for […]

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THE GOOGLE TAPE: Employees Applauded Company for Taking ‘Bold Stance’ Against China

During the Google company meeting which took place just after Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign defeat, employees applauded a fellow employee who thanked company executives for taking a “very bold stance” against China in 2010, which he described as one of the “greatest things” the company had ever done. Ironically, under two years later, it […]

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Over 30,000 Displaced from Idlib Already, Syria Faces Worst Catastrophe of Brutal Civil War

The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Monday that over 30,000 people have already fled their homes in the Idlib province of Syria, as dictator Bashar Assad and his allies in Russia and Iran step up air and artillery strikes. The U.N. warned that Assad’s invasion of Idlib could be […]

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Council of Cardinals Expresses ‘Full Solidarity’ with Pope Francis on Sexual Abuse Scandal

Six of the nine cardinals who are members of the International Council of Cardinals have expressed “full solidarity” with Pope Francis and his handling of the church’s sexual abuse scandal. Only six cardinals participated in the meeting of the council, known as the “C9,” on Monday, reported the Catholic Herald. In a statement released on the […]

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Watch: Sen. Angus King Equates Russian Hacking to 9/11 Terror Attacks

Sen. Angus King (I-ME) on Tuesday compared Russian election meddling to the terror attacks of September 11, 2011, during his remarks at a 9/11 Remembrance event in Lewiston, Maine. [embedded content] “They used airplanes into towers,” King said of the 19 hijackers who carried out the terror attacks. “Now people can use the click of […]

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Researchers Struggle to Identify over 1,000 9/11 Victims 17 Years Later

Forensic scientists have yet to identify nearly 40 percent of the remains collected at the site of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. This is a reminder of the difficulty of the challenge and the severity of destruction jihadists caused that day. The Agence-France Presse (AFP) found the […]

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Joe Scarborough: Donald Trump ‘Far Graver Threat to the Idea of America’ Than 9/11

In an opinion editorial published by The Washington Post Monday, MSNBC Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough claimed President Donald Trump poses a “far graver threat to the idea of America” than the September 11 attacks. Scarborough’s piece, titled “Trump is harming the dream of America more than any foreign adversary ever could,” begins with the virulent Trump critic […]

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‘The ICC Is Already Dead to Us’: John Bolton Announces Withdrawal over War on Terror Probe

WASHINGTON, DC – National Security Advisor John Bolton announced on Monday that the United States is formally rejecting the “fundamentally illegitimate” International Criminal Court (ICC). Bolton made the announcement during a speech at a gathering of the Federalist Society in Washington, DC, on the eve of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks by radical Islamists […]

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