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Ukraine Overview – worldbank.org

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World Bank Portfolio

No. of projects:8 IBRD investment operations, plus one guarantee

Total lending:US$2.5 billion, including US$148 million from the Clean Technology Fund (CTF)

Ukraine joined the World Bank in 1992. Over the 26 years of cooperation, the Banks commitments to the country have totaled close to US$12 billion in about 70 projects and programs.

In March 2014, after receiving a request from the-then Ukrainian Government, the World Bank Group (WBG) immediately announced its support for a reform agenda aiming to put the Ukrainian economy on a path to sustainability. The current International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) portfolio consists of eight investment operations of roughly US$2.5 billion and one guarantee of US$500 million.

The World Bank and the authorities are implementing a Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for Ukraine for FY1721 that supports the countrys efforts to achieve a lasting economic recovery benefiting the entire population. The new CPF focuses on ensuring that markets work more effectively, establishing the necessary conditions for fiscal and financial stability, and improving service delivery for all Ukrainians.

Key Engagement

Responding to the crisis in Ukraine, in March 2014, the WBG announced that it would provide additional financial and technical support to the country. Since 2014, the Bank has supported the people of Ukraine through two series of Development Policy Loans (DPLs), seven new investment operations, and a guarantee amounting to approximately US$5.5 billion aimed at improving critical public services, supporting reforms, and bolstering the private sector.

The World Bank has supported high-priority reform measures to address the key structural roots of the current economic crisis in Ukraine and to lay the foundation for inclusive and sustainable growth through two series of budget support operations: the multi-sector DPL series (MSDPL-1, US$750 million, approved in 2014, and MSDPL-2, US$500 million, approved in 2015) and the Financial Sector (FS) DPL series (FSDP -1, US$500 million, approved in 2014, and FSDPL-2, US$500 million, approved in 2015).

Reform measures aided by these four budget support operations promote good governance, transparency, and accountability in the public sector, as well as stability in the banking sector; a reduction in the cost of doing business; and the effective use of scarce public resources to provide quality public services at a crucial time. These operations also support the authorities in continuing to reform an inefficient and inequitable housing subsidy system while protecting the poor from tariff increases by strengthening social assistance.

World Bank investment projects have focused and will continue to focus on improving basic public services, such as district heating, water and sanitation, health, and social protection, as well as public infrastructure, such as the power transmission networks and roads. The Bank is also supporting Ukraine through policy advice and technical assistance on formulating and implementing comprehensive structural reforms.

In addition to financing several ongoing private sector projects, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) is implementing a large advisory program in the country, working to simplify regulations, improve the investment climate and energy efficiency, boost the completeness of local food producers, help open new markets, and increase access to finance.

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Doing Business in Ukraine – World Bank Group

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Twitter says it won’t suspend Louis Farrakhan over tweet …

Twitter said Wednesday that it will not suspend Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan over a tweet comparing Jews to termites, the company confirmed to The Hill.

Farrakhan,who has been accused of making anti-Semitic remarks for years,posted a clip to Twitter of a speech he gave captioned, “I’m not an anti-Semite. I’m anti-Termite.”

The tweet prompted backlash on the platform, with figures such asChelsea Clinton blasting it as anti-Semitic.

“The responsive laughter makes my skin crawl. For everyone who rightly condemned President TrumpDonald John TrumpCorker: US must determine responsibility in Saudi journalist’s death Five takeaways from testy Heller-Rosen debate in Nevada Dem senator calls for US action after ‘preposterous’ Saudi explanation MOREs rhetoric when he spoke about immigrants ‘infesting our country,’ this rhetoric should be equally unacceptable to you,” Clinton wrote.

Comparing Jews to termites is anti-Semitic, wrong and dangerous. The responsive laughter makes my skin crawl. For everyone who rightly condemned President Trumps rhetoric when he spoke about immigrants infesting our country, this rhetoric should be equally unacceptable to you:https://t.co/EvFp4ULugm

Othersput forwardthetweetas an example of Twitter’s inconsistent content policing.

“Twitter’s standards are an utterly inconsistent joke,” conservativecommentatorBen Shapirotweeted.

Twitter indicated Wednesday afternoon that its policy barring “dehumanizing” language, which was announced in late September, has not yet gone into effect.

Ablog postlast month about the new rules stated that after a survey on the changes closes on Oct. 9, the company will begin its “regular process” that involves various teams and working groups.

“We will share some of what we learn when we update the Twitter Rules later this year,” the company added.

The company’s decision to not suspend Farrakhan over his tweet this week was first reported by BuzzFeed.

Twitter has penalized Farrakhan over his remarks in the past. Earlier this year, helost his verified status fortweeting about”the Satanic Jew and the Synagogueof Satan.”

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Louis Farrakhan: ‘I’m Not An Anti-Semite. I’m Anti-Termite …

Farrakhan posted clips of his speech to his Twitter account on Tuesday.

To the members of the Jewish community that dont like me, thank you very much for putting my name all over the planet Im not mad at you, cause youre so stupid, Farrakhan said.

So when they talk about Farrakhan, call me a hater, you know they do, call me an antisemite stop it! Im anti-termite! I dont know nothing about hating somebody because of their religious preference.

Farrahkan also spoke out against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh:

New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) urged fellow Democrats to condemn Farrakhans statements about Jews.

Farrakhans vile statements against Whites and Jews have been ignored by my fellow Democrats, Hikind said in a press release Wednesday. There is nothing subtle about this modern-day Goebbels hatred. This racist doesnt even hide behind an anti-Israel statement; he just publicly attacks Jews and the Jewish religion, and works to incite hatred and racism among his followers. Even worse, Democrats continue to give him a pass. Former President Bill Clinton sat next to him at Aretha Franklins funeral. It was appalling!

Earlier this year, photographs of Farrakhan meeting with then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) and the Congressional Black Caucus in 2005 were released (see above) after being suppressed to prevent any damage to Obamas presidential ambitions.

Farrakhans antisemitic tweet remained up on Twitter Wednesday. Twitter removed his verified blue checkmark earlier this year for hate speech.

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Betty McCollum, Democratic Representative from Minnesota, said that Israel practices apartheid, in a speech delivered at the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) annual conference where she accepted a leadership award two weeks ago.

The USCPR has been linked with funding BDS activity.

In her acceptance speech, McCollum spoke out against Israel’s Nation-State Law defining it as “apartheid.”

“Friends, the world has a name of that form of government thats codified in the Nation State Law, and its called apartheid. said McCollum.

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ISIS have taken 700 hostages – including US and European citizens – after raiding Syrian refugee camp and begun executing ‘ten prisoners a day’, says Putin

  • ISIS militants attacked a refugee camp in Syria and kidnapped hundreds
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin said ISIS have made unspecified demands
  • Putin said they’re threatening to kill ten every day unless demands are met
  • He added that executions of innocent families had already begun
  • The refugee camp is located in an area controlled by U.S.-backed forces

By Sara Malm for MailOnline,  18 October 2018

ISIS has kidnapped 700 people from a refugee camp in eastern Syria, and will ‘kill ten hostages every day’ unless their demands are met, Vladimir Putin said today.

The Islamist terrorists have already murdered a number of hostages, and have warned of daily executions to come, the Russian President said.

ISIS fighters attacked the refugee camp in Syria’s Deir-al Zor province last week, and kidnapped some 130 families, including several U.S. and European nationals, who may be foreign fighters or aid workers.


ISIS fighters attacked the refugee camp in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor province, and are now threatening to kill ten people every day unless their demands are met, Vladimir Putin said

ISIS militants attacked the refugee camp in an area of eastern Syria controlled by U.S.-backed forces on October 13, kidnapping around 130 families before taking them to the nearby city of Hajin.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors Syria’s ongoing civil war, said the families are mostly made up of foreign women, including widows of ISIS fighters.

Speaking at the Valdai discussion forum in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, Putin said ISIS leaders had made demands, but did not specify what they were.

‘They have issued ultimatums, specific demands and warned that if these ultimatums are not met they will execute ten people every day.

‘The day before yesterday they executed ten people,’ Putin said, adding: ‘This is just horrible, it is a catastrophe.’

Attack: ISIS fighters attacked the refugee camp near Hajin last week, and kidnapped some 130 families – nearly 700 people – including several U.S. and European nationals

A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighter runs in front of a damaged building as he crosses a street on the front line, in Raqqa city, Syria, in 2017

The attack on the refugee camp in Deir ez-Zor last week came after several days of intense clashes between ISIS and the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces.

The SDF said in a statement that the fighting in the Hajin refugee camp had left 20 ISIS gunmen and ‘several’ SDF fighters dead.

Since ISIS lost most of its self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq over the past two years, the extremists have been resorting to attacks on civilians to show that they are still effective, the Observatory said.

Earlier this week, the United Nations warned that the fight for Hajin, where the SDF estimates some 3,000 ISIS fighters remain, was having a ‘devastating’ effect on thousands of civilians.

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Judge in Clinton FOIA Hearing : ‘False Statements Were Made To Me By Career State Department Officials’

Feisty U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth came out swinging in his opening remarks at a hearing last Friday regarding the 2014 Judicial Watch (JW) FOIA request, which ultimately exposed Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server in the spring of 2015. Initially, JW was seeking information about the State Department’s response to the October 2012 Benghazi attack.

JW had sued for access to the sworn testimony of Clinton, close aide Cheryl Mills and other officials from the Clinton State Department (SD) pertaining to their initial FOIA request and Clinton’s emails. Just as the DOJ has stonewalled demands from Congressional investigators for documents, the SD continues to obstruct JW attempts to gain access to this information.

Judge Royce, a Reagan appointee, spoke strongly to DOJ lawyer Robert Prince:

The information that I was provided was clearly false regarding the adequacy of the [Clinton email] search and… what we now know turned out to be the Secretary’s email system.

I had myself found that Cheryl Mills had committed perjury and lied under oath in a published opinion I had issued in a Judicial Watch case where I found her unworthy of belief, and I was quite shocked to find out she had been given immunity in — by the Justice Department in the Hillary Clinton email case. So I did not know that until I read the IG report and learned that and that she had accompanied the Secretary to her interview.

The case started with a motion for summary judgment [seeking to close the case] here and which I denied and allowed limited discovery because it was clear to me that at the time that I ruled initially, that false statements were made to me by career State Department officials and it became more clear through discovery that the information that I was provided was clearly false regarding the adequacy of the search and this – what we now know turned out to be the Secretary’s email system.

I don’t know the details of what kind of IG inquiry there was into why these career officials at the State Department would have filed false affidavits with me. I don’t know the details of why the Justice Department lawyers did not know false affidavits were being filed with me, but I was very relieved that I did not accept them and that I allowed limited discovery into what had happened.

Royce accused the State Department of using “doublespeak” and playing “word games.” Following is his exchange with Prince:

THE COURT: The State Department told me that it had produced all records when it moved for summary judgment and you filed that motion. That was not true when that motion was filed.

MR. PRINCE: At that time, we had produced all –

THE COURT: It was not true.

MR. PRINCE: Yes, it was – well, Your Honor, it might be that our search could be found to be inadequate, but that declaration was absolutely true.

THE COURT: It was not true. It was a lie.

MR. PRINCE: It was not a lie, Your Honor.

THE COURT: What – that’s doublespeak.

Prince argued that the SD was not required to provide the documents “because it did not “possess” or “control” them at the time the FOIA request was made.”

Royce pointed out that the reason the SD did not possess the documents was because they were contained on a private server which was improper in the first place. He said that a search of the records “voluntarily” turned over by Clinton and her associates was not “an adequate or reasonable one.”

PRINCE: There’s strong precedent saying that items not in the State’s possession do not need to be searched….

THE COURT:  And that’s because the Secretary was doing this on a private server? So it wasn’t in the State’s possession? So you’re playing the same word game she played?

In May 2016, Royce had granted “limited discovery” to JW because:

Where there is evidence of government wrong-doing and bad faith, as here, limited discovery is appropriate, even though it is exceedingly rare in FOIA cases.

…[Judicial Watch] is not relying on “speculation” or “surmise” as the State Department claims. [Judicial Watch] is relying on constantly shifting admissions by the Government and the former government officials.

The full transcript of the hearing is available here.

Similar to Judge T.S. Ellis III who presided over the Manafort trial, Judge Royce is unafraid to call out  officials on their lies. He not only questions the DOJ’s decision to grant immunity to Cheryl Mills, he plainly states that she committed perjury and he finds her “unworthy of belief.” When Prince tells him that a FOIA request for SD documents is unprecedented, he says it’s a valid request when evidence suggests the government has acted in bad faith. Unwilling to accept evasive answers and obstruction tactics, he appears to be a man who is pursuing the whole truth. We’ve heard enough of the story to understand that Americans were enormously deceived by top officials inside the Obama era intelligence agencies. Tying up all the loose ends will require more work. But, it will be worth it in the end, won’t it?

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Pamela Geller: “Trump is the greatest American president of my lifetime”

Pamela Geller shared her thoughts with us during a long interview that we divided into several parts. This is our conversation on President Trump.

JP Grumberg : Two or three years ago, Donald Trump was not very nice to you. What happened?

Donald Trump, after the cartoon art exhibit, did publicly denounce me, condemn me, he said that I was a terrible messenger, he said that I was taunting Muslims, and honestly, that was in May 2015.

And he was wrong.

But he is a very quick study, and I really believe that if it happened today, he wouldn’t take the same position. And as Donald Trump is a very quick study, I think he has exceeded our wildest expectations.

I am not stoned, I am a thinking, constantly thinking human being and if his policies weren’t consistent with his position, I would be denouncing him. But he is a very quick study and as President, as I said, he has exceeded our expectations.

• Domestically, tax reform, fighting the socialism of Obamacare.

• Internationally, taking on the EU, taking on Iran, taking on Putin, taking on the Paris Climate Accord.

• And a friend of Israel!

No one – and I was originally a Ted Cruz supporter – no one would have taken that embassy to Israel.  What a great righteous gentile! I mean, he doesn’t just talks to talk, he works the work.

I’m a huge Trump’s supporter, I believe that Trump is the greatest American president of my lifetime, maybe ever.

And what he has to do, he is this alone man, this “man in the arena”, he has had to take on everyone. Alone. He’s been betrayed in many instances by his own people and you know what? He just moves forward. He just keeps on. He’s a giant.

Consider this:

He is attacked daily. I shouldn’t even sat daily – Hourly. If you sign on to AOL [news] or any of the [news] websites in America, the headlines are always anti-Trump. Wildly, rabidly -and I mean rabid as a rabid dog – anti-Trump. And he takes them on.

It’s my understanding that Twitter has shadow-banned him, and now, you know what? That caused fighting on more than you can chow. Maybe now, my lawsuit [for the First Amendment], and those of us like Jim Hoft from The Gatteway Pundit that have suffered enormously in this free speech war, we will finally be heard.

I understand that there are now hearings and maybe action will be taken. But I assure you, even in your country, even in the country you are reading from, [you have to] fight for the Freedom of speech, because you will win, because no-one has better ideas than you.

And I assure you, if you can fight this fight and win the war for Freedom of Speech, we will win without bloodshed.

That is why they must silence us: because we will win.

 

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Ukraine Overview – worldbank.org

Strategy World Bank Portfolio No. of projects:8 IBRD investment operations, plus one guarantee Total lending:US$2.5 billion, including US$148 million from the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) Ukraine joined the World Bank in 1992. Over the 26 years of cooperation, the Banks commitments to the country have totaled close to US$12 billion in about 70 projects and programs. In March 2014, after receiving a request from the-then Ukrainian Government, the World Bank Group (WBG) immediately announced its support for a reform agenda aiming to put the Ukrainian economy on a path to sustainability. The current International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) portfolio consists of eight investment operations of roughly US$2.5 billion and one guarantee of US$500 million. The World Bank and the authorities are implementing a Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for Ukraine for FY1721 that supports the countrys efforts to achieve a lasting economic recovery benefiting the entire population. The new CPF focuses on ensuring that markets work more effectively, establishing the necessary conditions for fiscal and financial stability, and improving service delivery for all Ukrainians. Key Engagement Responding to the crisis in Ukraine, in March 2014, the WBG announced that it would provide additional financial and technical support to the country. Since 2014, the Bank has supported the people of Ukraine through two series of Development Policy Loans (DPLs), seven new investment operations, and a guarantee amounting to approximately US$5.5 billion aimed at improving critical public services, supporting reforms, and bolstering the private sector. The World Bank has supported high-priority reform measures to address the key structural roots of the current economic crisis in Ukraine and to lay the foundation for inclusive and sustainable growth through two series of budget support operations: the multi-sector DPL series (MSDPL-1, US$750 million, approved in 2014, and MSDPL-2, US$500 million, approved in 2015) and the Financial Sector (FS) DPL series (FSDP -1, US$500 million, approved in 2014, and FSDPL-2, US$500 million, approved in 2015). Reform measures aided by these four budget support operations promote good governance, transparency, and accountability in the public sector, as well as stability in the banking sector; a reduction in the cost of doing business; and the effective use of scarce public resources to provide quality public services at a crucial time. These operations also support the authorities in continuing to reform an inefficient and inequitable housing subsidy system while protecting the poor from tariff increases by strengthening social assistance. World Bank investment projects have focused and will continue to focus on improving basic public services, such as district heating, water and sanitation, health, and social protection, as well as public infrastructure, such as the power transmission networks and roads. The Bank is also supporting Ukraine through policy advice and technical assistance on formulating and implementing comprehensive structural reforms. In addition to financing several ongoing private sector projects, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) is implementing a large advisory program in the country, working to simplify regulations, improve the investment climate and energy efficiency, boost the completeness of local food producers, help open new markets, and increase access to finance.

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Twitter says it won’t suspend Louis Farrakhan over tweet …

Twitter said Wednesday that it will not suspend Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan over a tweet comparing Jews to termites, the company confirmed to The Hill. Farrakhan,who has been accused of making anti-Semitic remarks for years,posted a clip to Twitter of a speech he gave captioned, “I’m not an anti-Semite. I’m anti-Termite.” The tweet prompted backlash on the platform, with figures such asChelsea Clinton blasting it as anti-Semitic. “The responsive laughter makes my skin crawl. For everyone who rightly condemned President TrumpDonald John TrumpCorker: US must determine responsibility in Saudi journalist’s death Five takeaways from testy Heller-Rosen debate in Nevada Dem senator calls for US action after ‘preposterous’ Saudi explanation MOREs rhetoric when he spoke about immigrants ‘infesting our country,’ this rhetoric should be equally unacceptable to you,” Clinton wrote. Comparing Jews to termites is anti-Semitic, wrong and dangerous. The responsive laughter makes my skin crawl. For everyone who rightly condemned President Trumps rhetoric when he spoke about immigrants infesting our country, this rhetoric should be equally unacceptable to you:https://t.co/EvFp4ULugm Othersput forwardthetweetas an example of Twitter’s inconsistent content policing. “Twitter’s standards are an utterly inconsistent joke,” conservativecommentatorBen Shapirotweeted. Twitter indicated Wednesday afternoon that its policy barring “dehumanizing” language, which was announced in late September, has not yet gone into effect. Ablog postlast month about the new rules stated that after a survey on the changes closes on Oct. 9, the company will begin its “regular process” that involves various teams and working groups. “We will share some of what we learn when we update the Twitter Rules later this year,” the company added. The company’s decision to not suspend Farrakhan over his tweet this week was first reported by BuzzFeed. Twitter has penalized Farrakhan over his remarks in the past. Earlier this year, helost his verified status fortweeting about”the Satanic Jew and the Synagogueof Satan.”

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Louis Farrakhan: ‘I’m Not An Anti-Semite. I’m Anti-Termite …

Farrakhan posted clips of his speech to his Twitter account on Tuesday. To the members of the Jewish community that dont like me, thank you very much for putting my name all over the planet Im not mad at you, cause youre so stupid, Farrakhan said. So when they talk about Farrakhan, call me a hater, you know they do, call me an antisemite stop it! Im anti-termite! I dont know nothing about hating somebody because of their religious preference. Farrahkan also spoke out against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh: New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) urged fellow Democrats to condemn Farrakhans statements about Jews. Farrakhans vile statements against Whites and Jews have been ignored by my fellow Democrats, Hikind said in a press release Wednesday. There is nothing subtle about this modern-day Goebbels hatred. This racist doesnt even hide behind an anti-Israel statement; he just publicly attacks Jews and the Jewish religion, and works to incite hatred and racism among his followers. Even worse, Democrats continue to give him a pass. Former President Bill Clinton sat next to him at Aretha Franklins funeral. It was appalling! Earlier this year, photographs of Farrakhan meeting with then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) and the Congressional Black Caucus in 2005 were released (see above) after being suppressed to prevent any damage to Obamas presidential ambitions. Farrakhans antisemitic tweet remained up on Twitter Wednesday. Twitter removed his verified blue checkmark earlier this year for hate speech. Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. He is also the co-author ofHow Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, which is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

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U.S. Representative accuses Israel of ‘apartheid’ – BDS …

betty mccollum 298.88. (photo credit: Courtesy) Dear Reader, As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner. For $5 a month you will receive access to the following: Help us grow and continue telling Israels story to the world. Thank you, Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief Betty McCollum, Democratic Representative from Minnesota, said that Israel practices apartheid, in a speech delivered at the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) annual conference where she accepted a leadership award two weeks ago. The USCPR has been linked with funding BDS activity. In her acceptance speech, McCollum spoke out against Israel’s Nation-State Law defining it as “apartheid.” “Friends, the world has a name of that form of government thats codified in the Nation State Law, and its called apartheid. said McCollum. Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here> > Share on facebook

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Islamic State takes 700 hostages – including US and European citizens – after raiding Syrian refugee camp, vows to will ‘kill ten hostages every…

All in the cause of Islam. ISIS have taken 700 hostages – including US and European citizens – after raiding Syrian refugee camp and begun executing ‘ten prisoners a day’, says Putin ISIS militants attacked a refugee camp in Syria and kidnapped hundreds Russian President Vladimir Putin said ISIS have made unspecified demands Putin said they’re threatening to kill ten every day unless demands are met He added that executions of innocent families had already begun The refugee camp is located in an area controlled by U.S.-backed forces By Sara Malm for MailOnline,  18 October 2018 ISIS has kidnapped 700 people from a refugee camp in eastern Syria, and will ‘kill ten hostages every day’ unless their demands are met, Vladimir Putin said today. The Islamist terrorists have already murdered a number of hostages, and have warned of daily executions to come, the Russian President said. ISIS fighters attacked the refugee camp in Syria’s Deir-al Zor province last week, and kidnapped some 130 families, including several U.S. and European nationals, who may be foreign fighters or aid workers. ISIS fighters attacked the refugee camp in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor province, and are now threatening to kill ten people every day unless their demands are met, Vladimir Putin said ISIS militants attacked the refugee camp in an area of eastern Syria controlled by U.S.-backed forces on October 13, kidnapping around 130 families before taking them to the nearby city of Hajin. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors Syria’s ongoing civil war, said the families are mostly made up of foreign women, including widows of ISIS fighters. Speaking at the Valdai discussion forum in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, Putin said ISIS leaders had made demands, but did not specify what they were. ‘They have issued ultimatums, specific demands and warned that if these ultimatums are not met they will execute ten people every day. ‘The day before yesterday they executed ten people,’ Putin said, adding: ‘This is just horrible, it is a catastrophe.’ Attack: ISIS fighters attacked the refugee camp near Hajin last week, and kidnapped some 130 families – nearly 700 people – including several U.S. and European nationals A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighter runs in front of a damaged building as he crosses a street on the front line, in Raqqa city, Syria, in 2017 The attack on the refugee camp in Deir ez-Zor last week came after several days of intense clashes between ISIS and the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces. The SDF said in a statement that the fighting in the Hajin refugee camp had left 20 ISIS gunmen and ‘several’ SDF fighters dead. Since ISIS lost most of its self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq over the past two years, the extremists have been resorting to attacks on civilians to show that they are still effective, the Observatory said. Earlier this week, the United Nations warned that the fight for Hajin, where the SDF estimates some 3,000 ISIS fighters remain, was having a ‘devastating’ effect on thousands of civilians.

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October 19, 2018  Tags:   Posted in: Pamella Geller  Comments Closed

Judge in Clinton FOIA Hearing : ‘False Statements Were Made To Me By Career State Department Officials’

Feisty U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth came out swinging in his opening remarks at a hearing last Friday regarding the 2014 Judicial Watch (JW) FOIA request, which ultimately exposed Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server in the spring of 2015. Initially, JW was seeking information about the State Department’s response to the October 2012 Benghazi attack. JW had sued for access to the sworn testimony of Clinton, close aide Cheryl Mills and other officials from the Clinton State Department (SD) pertaining to their initial FOIA request and Clinton’s emails. Just as the DOJ has stonewalled demands from Congressional investigators for documents, the SD continues to obstruct JW attempts to gain access to this information. Judge Royce, a Reagan appointee, spoke strongly to DOJ lawyer Robert Prince: The information that I was provided was clearly false regarding the adequacy of the [Clinton email] search and… what we now know turned out to be the Secretary’s email system. I had myself found that Cheryl Mills had committed perjury and lied under oath in a published opinion I had issued in a Judicial Watch case where I found her unworthy of belief, and I was quite shocked to find out she had been given immunity in — by the Justice Department in the Hillary Clinton email case. So I did not know that until I read the IG report and learned that and that she had accompanied the Secretary to her interview. The case started with a motion for summary judgment [seeking to close the case] here and which I denied and allowed limited discovery because it was clear to me that at the time that I ruled initially, that false statements were made to me by career State Department officials and it became more clear through discovery that the information that I was provided was clearly false regarding the adequacy of the search and this – what we now know turned out to be the Secretary’s email system. I don’t know the details of what kind of IG inquiry there was into why these career officials at the State Department would have filed false affidavits with me. I don’t know the details of why the Justice Department lawyers did not know false affidavits were being filed with me, but I was very relieved that I did not accept them and that I allowed limited discovery into what had happened. Royce accused the State Department of using “ doublespeak ” and playing “ word games .” Following is his exchange with Prince: THE COURT: The State Department told me that it had produced all records when it moved for summary judgment and you filed that motion. That was not true when that motion was filed. MR. PRINCE: At that time, we had produced all – THE COURT: It was not true. MR. PRINCE: Yes, it was – well, Your Honor, it might be that our search could be found to be inadequate, but that declaration was absolutely true. THE COURT: It was not true. It was a lie. MR. PRINCE: It was not a lie, Your Honor. THE COURT: What – that’s doublespeak. Prince argued that the SD was not required to provide the documents “ because it did not “possess ” or “control” them at the time the FOIA request was made.” Royce pointed out that the reason the SD did not possess the documents was because they were contained on a private server which was improper in the first place. He said that a search of the records “voluntarily” turned over by Clinton and her associates was not “an adequate or reasonable one.” PRINCE: There’s strong precedent saying that items not in the State’s possession do not need to be searched…. THE COURT:  And that’s because the Secretary was doing this on a private server? So it wasn’t in the State’s possession? So you’re playing the same word game she played? In May 2016, Royce had granted “limited discovery” to JW because: Where there is evidence of government wrong-doing and bad faith, as here, limited discovery is appropriate, even though it is exceedingly rare in FOIA cases. …[Judicial Watch] is not relying on “speculation” or “surmise” as the State Department claims. [Judicial Watch] is relying on constantly shifting admissions by the Government and the former government officials. The full transcript of the hearing is available  here . Similar to Judge T.S. Ellis III who presided over the Manafort trial, Judge Royce is unafraid to call out  officials on their lies. He not only questions the DOJ’s decision to grant immunity to Cheryl Mills, he plainly states that she committed perjury and he finds her “unworthy of belief.” When Prince tells him that a FOIA request for SD documents is unprecedented, he says it’s a valid request when evidence suggests the government has acted in bad faith. Unwilling to accept evasive answers and obstruction tactics, he appears to be a man who is pursuing the whole truth. We’ve heard enough of the story to understand that Americans were enormously deceived by top officials inside the Obama era intelligence agencies. Tying up all the loose ends will require more work. But, it will be worth it in the end, won’t it?

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October 19, 2018  Tags:   Posted in: Pamella Geller  Comments Closed

Pamela Geller: “Trump is the greatest American president of my lifetime”

Pamela Geller shared her thoughts with us during a long interview that we divided into several parts. This is our conversation on President Trump. JP Grumberg : Two or three years ago, Donald Trump was not very nice to you. What happened? Donald Trump, after the cartoon art exhibit, did publicly denounce me, condemn me, he said that I was a terrible messenger, he said that I was taunting Muslims, and honestly, that was in May 2015. And he was wrong. But he is a very quick study, and I really believe that if it happened today, he wouldn’t take the same position. And as Donald Trump is a very quick study, I think he has exceeded our wildest expectations. I am not stoned, I am a thinking, constantly thinking human being and if his policies weren’t consistent with his position, I would be denouncing him. But he is a very quick study and as President, as I said, he has exceeded our expectations. • Domestically, tax reform, fighting the socialism of Obamacare. • Internationally, taking on the EU, taking on Iran, taking on Putin, taking on the Paris Climate Accord. • And a friend of Israel! No one – and I was originally a Ted Cruz supporter – no one would have taken that embassy to Israel.   What a great righteous gentile! I mean, he doesn’t just talks to talk, he works the work. I’m a huge Trump’s supporter, I believe that Trump is the greatest American president of my lifetime, maybe ever. And what he has to do, he is this alone man, this “man in the arena”, he has had to take on everyone. Alone. He’s been betrayed in many instances by his own people and you know what? He just moves forward. He just keeps on. He’s a giant. Consider this: He is attacked daily. I shouldn’t even sat daily – Hourly. If you sign on to AOL [news] or any of the [news] websites in America, the headlines are always anti-Trump. Wildly, rabidly -and I mean rabid as a rabid dog – anti-Trump. And he takes them on. It’s my understanding that Twitter has shadow-banned him, and now, you know what? That caused fighting on more than you can chow. Maybe now, my lawsuit [for the First Amendment], and those of us like Jim Hoft from The Gatteway Pundit that have suffered enormously in this free speech war, we will finally be heard. I understand that there are now hearings and maybe action will be taken. But I assure you, even in your country, even in the country you are reading from, [you have to] fight for the Freedom of speech, because you will win, because no-one has better ideas than you. And I assure you, if you can fight this fight and win the war for Freedom of Speech, we will win without bloodshed. That is why they must silence us: because we will win.  

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