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Long War Journal: Shabaab says attack followed Zawahiri guidelines. In addition to the jihadists’ general opposition to Israel, the name of the operation is also intended to seize upon President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Isr...
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Nigeria: Troops retake Baga.
AllAfrica: Nigerian troops retake Baga from Boko Haram. The military had repeatedly denied that Boko Haram captured Baga after dislodging soldiers of the Nigeria military, including those of the Multi National Joint Task Force. But in the statement issued ...
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2019-01-01
Nigeria: Town of Baga reported seized by Daesh. Long War Journal: 'The Islamic State West Africa (ISWA) reportedly seized the town of Baga in northeastern Nigeria earlier this week. Reports from the region are often murky, and it is possible that ISWA’s me...
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John Bolton in Israel.
Arutz Sheva: National Security Adviser John Bolton arrives in Israel for first official visit. Bolton assumed office on April 9, after US President Donald Trump fired his predecessor, H.R. McMaster. Bolton is scheduled to meet Israeli Prime Minister Binyami...
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WalkAway
My post in the #WalkAway campaign. I grew up in Connecticut, in a liberal home; but the word meant something different then. My parents were old-school liberals - Kennedy Democrats. Mom in particular had no use for Communism, and admired Soviet dissidents...
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Financial Times: Portland near bottom in fiscal health index.
KATU: PORTLAND, Ore. — The city of Portland is currently about $3.4 billion in debt and ranks near the bottom of a national "fiscal health index." The Fiscal Times evaluated the finances of 116 U.S. cities with populations greater than 200,000 and ranked Po...
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China / New Zealand: Concern over PRC influence in NZ.
Business Insider: A former CIA analyst has raised the prospect of kicking New Zealand out of an international intelligence-sharing alliance, which includes the US. Five Eyes is the name of the intelligence alliance between the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and...
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Seth Frantzman: Europe's overdue immigration reform.
Seth Frantzman at Jerusalem Post: It’s not by chance that immigration became the No. 1 issue in all these countries. It is because almost every single government across the continent thought that bourgeois post-Cold War sensibilities and neoliberalism could...
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Jonathan Spyer: Iran's strategic response.
Jonathan Spyer: Iran can be expected to respond with a counter-strategy of its own, designed to stymy and frustrate western and allied efforts. What form will this Iranian response take? What assets does Iran possess in the furtherance of this goal? First...
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California: New water rationing laws.
The Organic Prepper : Governor Jerry Brown is retiring but not before he passes a few draconian laws as parting gifts for California. Two bills were signed into law on Thursday of last week to “help California be better prepared for future droughts and the ...
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