Sunday Iranian media published a letter sent from Iran’s former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to President Donald Trump, discussing immigration and the United States’ wars in the Middle East.
Ahmadinejad decries United States “dominance” over the United Nations, as well as American meddling in the world that has brought “insecurity, war, division, killing and (the) displacement of nations.”
Boris Johnson is due to hold talks with Egypt’s president on his first visit to the country as foreign secretary. Johnson says he will discuss a “wide range of issues and deepen the strength of our bilateral relationship” when he meets President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi and Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.
The Pentagon has officially declared the name of the terror group the United States and its allies have been fighting for years is, in fact, ISIS. “We have officially switched to ISIS,” Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a briefing with reporters Friday. “They all mean the same thing.” Davis said ISIS already had been used unofficially in the past inside the Pentagon because it was the “easiest to understand.”
Thursday President Trump’s nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Israel faced tough questioning from Democrats at his confirmation hearing about everything from past controversial comments to his stance on the so-called two-state solution.
Time for the Demonrats to shut the hell up….look what Hildabitch did, using a private server. Sunday Demonrats pressed for an investigation of President Trump’s embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn following reports that Flynn engaged in conversations with a Russian diplomat about U.S. sanctions weeks before Trump’s inauguration.
A federal appeals court in San Francisco upheld the suspension of President Trump’s controversial immigration order Thursday — a decision that provoked an apparently angry Trump to tweet: “SEE YOU IN COURT.”
Wednesday US Central Command said that Yemen was not forcing a change to its anti-terror strategy, after a report emerged that the Mideast country withdrew permission for U.S. ground operations there.
“We have not been directed to stop any operations against Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula,” Major Josh T. Jacques, a U.S. Central Command spokesman, told Fox News. The announcement came more than two weeks after the U.S. conducted a raid targeting Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. A Navy SEAL was among the dead.
The New York Times, citing unnamed American officials, reported Tuesday it was unclear whether the Yemenis were influenced at all by President Trump’s travel ban order that included Yemen on the list of banned countries.
U.S. Central Command said earlier this month that civilians may have been hit by gunfire from aircraft called in to assist U.S. troops, who were engaged in the ferocious firefight on Jan. 29.
The military said the civilians may not have been visible to the U.S. forces because they were mixed in with militants in the compound who were firing at U.S. troops “from all sides to include houses and other buildings.”
The Times reported that photographs of children apparently killed in the crossfire caused outrage in Yemen.
The Pentagon disputed published reports that the operation was compromised and that U.S. troops lost the element of surprise in the assault on the compound.
“We have no information to suggest that this was compromised,” said Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, saying the accounts do not “match with reality.”
He said the U.S. special operations forces conducted the raid to get valuable information and intelligence, including about potential operations by Al Qaeda against the United States and the West.
The plan, he said, was to “go in, conduct a raid, grab things and go.” When the firefight broke out, he said the team “needed to call in this support in order to ensure that they could get out and not lose their lives.” Fighter aircraft and helicopters responded to provide cover from the air for the forces, which included a Navy SEAL team.
Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens was killed in the assault, and three other U.S. service members were wounded. Another three U.S. forces were wounded in the “hard landing” of an MV-22 Osprey aircraft at a staging area for the mission.
According to Central Command, the firefight included small arms fire, hand grenades and close air support fire.
Davis said earlier this week that an unspecified number of women were part of the group of combatants battling the U.S. forces, and some were among the 14 killed in the firefight.
Planning for the clandestine counterterrorism raid began before President Obama left office on Jan. 20, but Trump authorized the raid.
He said Defense Secretary Jim Mattis supported the raid, and Trump approved it on Jan. 26.
The U.S. has been striking the militant group from the air for more than 15 years, mostly using drones. Sunday’s surprise pre-dawn raid could signal a new escalation against extremist groups in the Arab world’s poorest but strategically located country.
President Trump could come under new pressure to lift the curtain on secret elements of the Iran nuclear deal struck by his predecessor, especially as Iran continues its war of words with his administration. Only days after the Iran nuclear deal was announced in July of 2015, news began to leak out about secret side agreements made between the Islamic Republic and the International Atomic Energy Agency. Some of those agreements have been subsequently released, but with the tension ratcheting up between Iran and Trump, who has criticized the deal, the White House could reveal more details.
Instead of going after Trump, why don’t they go after O’Reilly, as he’s the one who called Putin a killer….Rep. Chris Collins said Monday he wasn’t comfortable with President Donald Trump’s “killers” comments concerning Russian President Vladimir Putin, at least as “where it went as reported by the press.”