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https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/11/iran-ayatollah-ali-khamenei-trump-disgraced-prestige-181103114517815.html

Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: Trump has disgraced US prestige

Khamenei says Iran has defeated the US in what he called its 40-year challenge against the Islamic republic.

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said that US President Donald Trump has "disgraced" US prestige and would be the ultimate loser from re-imposing sanctions on Tehran.

The United States restored sanctions on the Islamic Republic's shipping, energy and financial sectors on Friday.

The measures will come into effect on Monday.

"This new US president ... has disgraced the remnant of America's prestige and that of liberal democracy. America's hard power, that is to say, their economic and military power, is declining, too," Khamenei said on Twitter on Saturday, quoting a speech he gave earlier in Tehran.

Khamenei was speaking on the eve of the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the US embassy in Tehran.

"The challenge between the US and Iran has lasted for 40 years so far and the US has made various efforts against us: military, economic and media warfare," he said.

"There's a key fact here: in this 40-year challenge, the defeated is the US and the victorious is the Islamic Republic."

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https://www.rt.com/business/443446-us-warns-world-iranian-tankers/

US tells world to steer clear of Iranian oil tankers

The US State Department has warned nations, allowing Iran’s shipping vessels into their territorial waters and ports, of potential risks connected to insurance liabilities amid the recently introduced sanctions.

“If Iranian tankers make calls to your ports or transit through your waterways, this comes at great risk,” Brian Hook, the State Department's special representative on Iran policy told journalists.

After global insurers withdrew coverage from Iranian vessels, the Islamic Republic will have to turn to domestic insurance corporations, which in turn won’t be able to meet the expense in case of maritime accidents that could run into billions of dollars, according to the top official.

Oil spills and accidents involving tankers are extremely costly. From the Suez Canal to the Strait of Malacca — and all chokepoints in between — Iranian tankers are now a floating liability,” Hook said.

“Countries, ports, and canal operators, and private firms should know they will be likely responsible for the cost of an accident involving a self-insured Iranian tanker,” he added.

The top official recalled a fatal accident with an Iranian-owned oil tanker Sanchi in the East China Sea in January, which resulted in 32 deaths, a massive oil spill and loss of the vessel. At the same time, Hook expressed hope that there will be no accidents.

The envoy also accused the Islamic Republic of trying to evade US sanctions by turning off their satellite transponders attached to vessels to prevent collisions.

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On ‎11‎/‎4‎/‎2018 at 8:22 PM, Gershwin fan said:

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/11/iran-ayatollah-ali-khamenei-trump-disgraced-prestige-181103114517815.html

Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: Trump has disgraced US prestige

Khamenei says Iran has defeated the US in what he called its 40-year challenge against the Islamic republic.

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said that US President Donald Trump has "disgraced" US prestige and would be the ultimate loser from re-imposing sanctions on Tehran.

The United States restored sanctions on the Islamic Republic's shipping, energy and financial sectors on Friday.

The measures will come into effect on Monday.

"This new US president ... has disgraced the remnant of America's prestige and that of liberal democracy. America's hard power, that is to say, their economic and military power, is declining, too," Khamenei said on Twitter on Saturday, quoting a speech he gave earlier in Tehran.

Khamenei was speaking on the eve of the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the US embassy in Tehran.

"The challenge between the US and Iran has lasted for 40 years so far and the US has made various efforts against us: military, economic and media warfare," he said.

"There's a key fact here: in this 40-year challenge, the defeated is the US and the victorious is the Islamic Republic."...it's just so warm and beautiful to know that these fanatics who started their hostilities against us with overrunning a sovereign embassy and taking our people hostage back in 1979 are just so concerned with US damaging OUR prestige...when we kick their behinds THEN they will know what true damage feels like...but Farrakhan won't know it because you can bet he will be safe and secure back in the U.S. which he detests so much. fine! lettum watch it from afar.

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3 minutes ago, NipkowDisc said:

 

Well Trump did get laughed in front of the UN. How do you think Iran feels about that? They probably think he's weak and has no power now. 

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17 minutes ago, Gershwin fan said:

Well Trump did get laughed in front of the UN. How do you think Iran feels about that? They probably think he's weak and has no power now. 

well, if they're THAT stupid then beautiful. wait until they see our beautiful our moabs are.

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Did Hamas and Israel finalize their crease fire?      

Hamas was claiming a great victory.      I guess they define a great win in the same way Trump does!

 

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https://www.mintpressnews.com/leaked-documentary-shows-israel-lobby-used-fake-sexual-assault-claims-against-bds-activists/251605/

BDS March Oakland
BOYCOTT DIVESTMENT SANCTIONS

Leaked Documentary Shows Israel Lobby Used Fake Sexual Assault Claims Against BDS Activists

 

Some pro-Israel activists have twisted efforts to give sexual assault survivors stronger voices by using fake harassment claims as ammo in their fight against Palestine solidarity activists.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A leaked Al Jazeera documentary detailing the tactics of the Israeli lobby in the United States and elsewhere has revealed that pro-Israel groups regularly invented smears, including false accusations of sexual assault, to discredit professors and students on U.S. university campuses that support equal rights for Palestinians and the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) movement. BDS is a non-violent movement that seeks to use economic pressure on Israel’s government so that it complies with international law, ends the military occupation of the West Bank, and halts the decades-long blockade of the Gaza Strip.

In the third episode of the Al Jazeera documentary “The Lobby”, which was leaked online by the website Electronic Intifada, focus is given to the efforts of pro-Israel advocacy groups on U.S. universities, particularly the efforts of these groups to use aggressive information warfare tactics to discredit and smear activists. The documentary further reveals that these smear campaigns are incredibly well-funded – to the tune of millions of dollars – and involve coordination with the Israeli government’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs.

In one instance, Bill Mullen – a professor of American Studies at Purdue University and a well-known supporter of Palestinian rights and BDS – was accused of sexual harassment, supporting terrorism and other misdeeds by nearly two dozen anonymous web pages purporting to have been created by Mullen’s former students in 2016.

 

Mullen told Al Jazeera that within 48 hours of learning of the smear sites, he discovered that they had been created within moments of each other and appeared to be operated by the same individual or group. After the websites used the name of his daughter and were anonymously sent to his wife, Mullen told Al Jazeera that “these people will do anything, they’re capable of doing anything” to discredit pro-Palestinian solidarity activists.

The documentary further revealed that this tactic is promoted by pro-Israel campus organizations including the Israel on Campus Coalition (ICC). For instance, ICC executive director Jacob Baime discussed how “the anti-Israel people” are targeted by groups like the ICC who put “up some anonymous websites” and targeted Facebook ads that make false sexual harassment claims and other personal attacks as part of an effort to discredit them and their activism.

 

Baime then stated that this tactic is a form of “psychological warfare” that was “modeled on General Stanley McChrystal’s counterinsurgency strategy in Iraq” and that those tactics have “been working really well for us.” Baime appears to have misspoken, given that McChrystal’s strategy emphasizing “offensive information operations” was focused on Afghanistan, not Iraq.  

However, Baime recounted that these efforts are often very successful, from his perspective, telling Al Jazeera’s undercover reporter that the activists targeted by smears “either shut down or they spend time responding to it and investigating it, which is time they can’t spend attacking Israel.”

Baime went on to state that ICC, which works closely with other pro-Israel university groups like StandWithUs, has a budget of $2 million for “research” used in such smear campaigns. He further admitted that his group and its affiliates coordinate with Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs, which employs a large number of former agents of the Mossad.

 

The recently leaked episode of “The Lobby” documentary shows that some pro-Israel activists have twisted efforts to give sexual assault survivors stronger voices by using fake harassment claims as ammo for their “psychological warfare” tactics against Palestine solidarity activists.

This use of fabricated sexual harassment smears to target pro-BDS activists threatens the recent high-profile efforts of the #MeToo movement and other related activist groups who seek to help promote an environment where the experiences of sexual assault survivors are more readily accepted.

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Ben Shapiro Announces New Democrat Party Campaign Slogan: âKill Babies, Not Roeâ

“For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it.”

Genesis 18:32

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https://www.rt.com/news/444804-syria-gas-attack-aleppo/

Over 70 people hospitalized in Syria's Aleppo after militants shell city with poison gas  reports

At least 73 residents of neighborhoods in Syria's Aleppo have been treated for symptoms of toxic gas poisoning after militants attacked the residential area with gas-filled munitions, Syrian media reported.

The Al-Khalidiye and Al Zahraa neighborhoods, as well as Nile Street, were targeted by rocket fire on Saturday evening, Syria's state SANA news agency reported. The munitions used by the rebels were rigged with toxic gas, causing dozens of civilians to suffer from asphyxiation, the agency said.

The hazardous substance has been preliminarily identified as chlorine, according to medical officials.

The head of the health department of the Syrian city of Aleppo, Ziad Haj Taha, reported that 50 people were taken to two Aleppo hospitals after the shelling, noting that the number of the injured is likely to rise.

"Ambulance services continue to provide assistance to victims of poison gas use by terrorist groups, presumably chlorine," Taha told Russian Sputnik news agency.

 

The Russian Defense Ministry has dispatched chemical protection troops stationed in Syria to the area. They are tending to those affected and monitoring the situation on the ground, ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov told media.

"From preliminary data, in particular the confirmed symptoms displayed by those affected, the munitions used in the shelling were filled with chlorine," Konashenkov said. According to the Russian military's data, 46 people, including 8 children, were hospitalized after the shelling.

Footage from the Aleppo hospital released by the Russian Ministry of Defense shows injured civilians, including women and children, being tended to by the doctors. A choking woman is seen being rushed into the hospital in a wheelchair. Patients are wearing oxygen masks.

Doctors told RT that the hospital has been filled with a distinct chemical smell. Patients “see very badly and have big difficulties breathing,” a doctor said.

The number of civilians treated for the symptoms of gas poisoning has climbed to 73 people, including 4 children, Syrian medical officials reported early Sunday. All of the injured have expierenced problems with breathing and watery eyes, the symptoms that are consistent with an allergic reaction to gas, doctor Shervan Shekho told journalists.

According to the Russian military's preliminary estimates, the attack was launched from within the nearby Idlib de-escalation zone, from an area near a village controlled by the former Al-Nusra front.

Chlorine, which was first used as a weapon during WWI, may cause lasting health damage and can be fatal at high levels of exposure.

Children and women are reported to be among the victims of the attack.

The Syrian armed forces fired back, targeting the positions of the militants north of Aleppo, a SANA correspondent reported, adding that they appear to have suffered heavy losses.

READ MORE: ‘Chlorine delivered’: Idlib militants ‘readying false flag attack’ in Syrian village – Russian MoD

"The Syrian army responded to the shelling of militants, attacking the positions from which the shelling was carried out, militants suffered significant losses," a Syrian military source confirmed the retaliatory attack to Sputnik.

SANA has released a video showing purported victims of the attack wearing oxygen masks as they are being treated in an Aleppo hospital.

Moscow has repeatedly accused anti-government rebels of plotting a chemical weapons attack with the possible goal of framing Damascus. Last month, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that a hardline Islamist group affiliated with the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) got hold of two canisters filled with chlorine after raiding the headquarters of rival Jabhat al-Nusra group [rebranded as Hayat Tahrir al-Sham].

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Alex KaneVerified account @alexbkane 2h2 hours ago

 
 

..... Congresswoman-elect @RashidaTlaib won't be going on AIPAC's annual trip to Israel.

Instead, Tlaib will leading her own delegation to the occupied West Bank.

ALSO, she publicly endorsed BDS for the first time in an interview

Rejecting Israel Lobby’s Influence Over Congress, Rashida Tlaib Plans to Lead Delegation to Palestine

https://theintercept.com/2018/12/03/rashida-tlaib-palestine-israel-aipac-congress-trip/

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