New intel that China paid Taliban fighters to kill US soldiers being declassified by the Trump Administration

2020 Campaign 01/01/21, 00:14

The Trump administration has unconfirmed intelligence information that China offered a bounty to non-state actors in Afghanistan to attack U.S. soldiers, Axios reported on Wednesday, Dec. 30. The White House is declassifying the information. According to two senior administration officials who spoke to Axios, President Trump received the information at a ...

Democratic Rep Ilhan Omar calls President Trump’s pardons ‘disgraceful’

Middle East 12/27/20, 19:06

A controversial Democrat, who openly holds extremist political views, described a presidential act of compassion as an international embarrassment. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) criticized President Donald Trump for pardoning security guards who allegedly opened fire after an Iraqi convoy ambushed them at Nisour Square in Baghdad. Omar criticized Paul Slough, Evan Liberty, ...

Terrorist group attacks US Embassy in Baghdad with rockets

Middle East 12/21/20, 14:44

The U.S. Embassy sent a tweet confirming that it had suffered a rocket attack on Sunday night, Dec. 20. It reported some damage to the complex, but no injuries or fatalities. Iraqi military forces, assured that the attack was perpetrated by a "banned group" by the government. The tweet said, “The ...

The CIA likely to lose much of the Pentagon’s military support

Middle East 12/11/20, 17:35

Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller sent Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Gina Haspel a letter that said he intended to suspend most of the military support he provides to CIA counterterrorism missions. According to a DOD official, Miller’s letter asked the CIA to respond by Jan. 5. The unprecedented decision would significantly ...

Another victory for President Trump: Morocco resumes diplomatic relations with Israel

Middle East 12/10/20, 18:02

This past Dec. 10, the United States president announced another great piece of news for the entire world; Morocco joined the Arab countries of the Middle East that are resuming diplomatic relations with Israel after the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Sudan. Trump used his Twitter account to make the announcement: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1337067073051238400 The ...

Scientist in charge of Iran’s nuclear program shot dead, state agency

Middle East 11/27/20, 19:18

According to reports from an Iranian state news agency, scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was riddled with bullets in a terrorist attack outside Iran's capital on Friday, Nov.27. Tasnim News Agency reported that on Friday night the vehicle carrying the scientist in the town of Absard, east of Tehran, was attacked "by armed ...

US Embassy in Iraq under attack

Middle East 11/17/20, 19:09

Several shells were fired Tuesday night (local time), Nov. 17, at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. This broke the truce respected for a month by local pro-Iranian groups. According to an army statement, quoted by VOA News, the rockets were fired from the al-Amin al-Thaniyah neighborhood, east of Baghdad. According to ...