Politics news – Draft Gore 2008 http://draftgore2008.org/ Fri, 27 May 2022 06:40:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://draftgore2008.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/icon-2022-01-14T222418.754.png Politics news – Draft Gore 2008 http://draftgore2008.org/ 32 32 Dan Patrick urges Americans to read 2 Chronicles after filming https://draftgore2008.org/dan-patrick-urges-americans-to-read-2-chronicles-after-filming/ Thu, 26 May 2022 22:12:00 +0000 https://draftgore2008.org/dan-patrick-urges-americans-to-read-2-chronicles-after-filming/ By Ryan FoleyChristian Post reporter | Thursday, May 26, 2022 Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick speaks during a press conference on the introduction of a bill that would limit access to bathrooms and other facilities for transgender people at the State Capitol in Austin, Texas, USA, January 5, 2017. | (Photo: REUTERS/Jon Herskovitz) Texas Lt. […]]]>
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Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick speaks during a press conference on the introduction of a bill that would limit access to bathrooms and other facilities for transgender people at the State Capitol in Austin, Texas, USA, January 5, 2017. |

Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick urges Christians in the United States to ‘take over our country’ with prayer as the nation continues to mourn the loss of more than a dozen children massacred in shooting at Robb Primary School in Uvalde on Tuesday. .

Patrick, a Republican, appeared on Fox News on Wednesday to discuss the mass shooting that killed 19 elementary school students and two teachers. Patrick said the tragedy and the political backlash are proof that “we are in a sick society where we are fighting all the time”. He called on the American people to ask themselves “who we are”.

“I believe we are a nation of godly people and godly people need to pray,” he said. “2 Chronicles 7:14 everyone should read tonight. Go to the middle of the Bible, turn right, 2 Chronicles 7:14. Christians need to pray for God to heal our country and we need to take a stand.”

The Bible passage says, “If my people, who are called by my name, humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear from heaven, and forgive their sin, and heal our earth.”

Patrick acknowledged that not everyone is a Christian, but stressed that those who are Christians “must take over our country.”

“And we do that through prayer,” he said. “You can’t change the culture of a country without changing the character of the people, and you just can’t change the character without changing a heart and you can’t do it without turning to God.”

Patrick’s interview with Fox News came after Democratic Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke interrupted Governor Greg Abbott’s press conference on Wednesday.

O’Rourke used his off-the-cuff remarks to condemn his opponent in the upcoming Texas gubernatorial election for failing to enact what he considers common-sense gun control laws.

“The time has come to stop the next shooting and you do nothing,” O’Rourke proclaimed.

Using profanity, the Republican mayor of Uvalde, Don McLaughlin, told the candidate to leave.

McLaughlin criticized O’Rourke for making the tragedy a “political issue”. As O’Rourke left the auditorium, he told Abbott, “it’s on you,” insinuating that his failure to enact gun control laws prompted the mass shooting.

Patrick, who was about to speak at the press conference when O’Rourke interrupted him, dismissed the idea that stricter gun control laws would have prevented the tragedy. He lamented the state of political discourse in the United States

“This problem is a much bigger problem than the infrastructure, the issue of firearms, [and] mental health issue,” he said. “Whether on the Internet, whether in any area of ​​life, people look at each other every day.

The Lieutenant Governor offered a similar analysis when appearing on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Tuesday. He suggested that the increase in mass shootings stems from a “crass society”.

“When I grew up and most of the people watching grew up and you, we didn’t have those situations,” Patrick said. “We didn’t have mass shooters in our schools.”

“It was a faith-based country,” he added. “This is why we must unite as a people” and resist the urge to “politicize” the mass shootings.

Texas has seen several mass shootings in recent years, including a 2017 shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs that killed 26 people, a 2018 shooting at a high school in Santa Fe that killed 10, and a 2019 shooting in a Walmart in El Paso that claimed the lives of 23 people.

O’Rourke mentioned previous mass shootings during his confrontation with Abbott on Wednesday.

O’Rourke, who previously represented the El Paso, Texas-based 16th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives and unsuccessfully ran for the U.S. Senate in 2018 and the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, is running against Abbott as he seeks a third term in the November gubernatorial election.

The RealClearPolitics average of the most recent polls taken on the Texas gubernatorial race shows Abbott leading O’Rourke by 6.7 percentage points.

Two days after the school shooting, details are still emerging about the shooter killed by police. Shortly after the shooting, Abbott identified 18-year-old Salvador Ramos as the perpetrator.

Ryan Foley is a reporter for The Christian Post. He can be contacted at: ryan.foley@christianpost.com

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Spain to reform secret services after phone hacking scandal: PM | Political news https://draftgore2008.org/spain-to-reform-secret-services-after-phone-hacking-scandal-pm-political-news/ Thu, 26 May 2022 10:16:19 +0000 https://draftgore2008.org/spain-to-reform-secret-services-after-phone-hacking-scandal-pm-political-news/ Pedro Sanchez is also promising a new law governing “classified information” after the phones of top politicians were hacked. Spain will “strengthen judicial control” over its secret services following a scandal over the hacking of the mobile phones of senior politicians, according to Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. The scandal erupted in April when it emerged […]]]>

Pedro Sanchez is also promising a new law governing “classified information” after the phones of top politicians were hacked.

Spain will “strengthen judicial control” over its secret services following a scandal over the hacking of the mobile phones of senior politicians, according to Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.

The scandal erupted in April when it emerged that the phones of Catalan separatist leaders had been tapped by Spanish intelligence services.

It widened when the government confirmed that the phones of Sanchez and the defense and interior ministers were also targeted by an “external attack”.

The case sparked a crisis between Sanchez’s minority government and the Catalan independence party ERC.

Sanchez’s fragile coalition is relying on the ERC to pass laws in parliament and stay in power until the next general elections scheduled for the end of 2023.

“It is a question of strengthening the guarantees of this control but also of ensuring maximum respect for the individual and political rights of people,” Sanchez declared Thursday in Parliament when announcing the reform.

Sanchez also said the government will pass a new law governing “classified information”, which will replace existing legislation passed in 1968 under the dictatorship of General Francisco Franco.

“We must urgently adopt regulations in line with democratic and constitutional principles,” he said.

Spy agency chief sacked

Last month, the government sacked the head of the Spanish intelligence agency CNI, Paz Esteban, over the hacking scandal. She was the first woman to lead the agency.

His dismissal came after he told a parliamentary committee that 18 Catalan separatists, including Pere Aragones, the head of Catalonia’s regional government, had been spied on by the CNI, but still with court approval.

Esteban was the first woman to lead the Spanish spy agency [File: Juan Carlos Hidalgo/EPA]

Canadian cybersecurity watchdog Citizen Lab said in April that the phones of more than 60 people linked to the Catalan separatist movement had been exploited using spyware Pegasus after an attempted spy failed. independence in 2017.

The scandal escalated after the government announced on May 2 that the phones of Sanchez and Defense Minister Margarita Robles were hacked by the same spyware, made by the Israeli group NSO, in May and June 2021. .

Sanchez is the first sitting government leader confirmed to have been targeted by the controversial Pegasus spyware.

The government later said Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska’s phone was also among those hacked last year.

The revelations have raised questions about who is to blame and whether Spain has adequate security protocols.

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Plans for Hegemony Thwarted by Iran: The Leader https://draftgore2008.org/plans-for-hegemony-thwarted-by-iran-the-leader/ Wed, 25 May 2022 11:44:00 +0000 https://draftgore2008.org/plans-for-hegemony-thwarted-by-iran-the-leader/ During a meeting with members of Iran’s parliament in Tehran on Wednesday, Ayatollah Khamenei highlighted the difficulties and complexities of managing countries in the current treacherous circumstances on the international stage. On the factors that have complicated conditions across the globe, the leader pointed to hostile rivalries between world powers, threats that nuclear powers pose […]]]>

During a meeting with members of Iran’s parliament in Tehran on Wednesday, Ayatollah Khamenei highlighted the difficulties and complexities of managing countries in the current treacherous circumstances on the international stage.

On the factors that have complicated conditions across the globe, the leader pointed to hostile rivalries between world powers, threats that nuclear powers pose against each other, growing military movements and threats, war that broke out in Europe, an unprecedented outbreak of a pandemic and threats to global food security.

“In addition to the conditions that exist in all countries, Iran is in constant challenge in various dimensions with world powers due to the presentation of a new model, which is religious democracy and has disrupted the timetable set by the system of hegemony,” Ayatollah Khamenei said. .

Emphasizing the struggle of the Islamic Republic against all hostilities and its march towards development and success, the Leader reminded the legislators, the administration and the judiciary of the major and important management role they play and urged them to called upon to be vigilant as to their position. .

The leader also called on Iranian officials to properly recognize both capabilities and vulnerabilities and to be careful not to get it wrong “because the enemy has pinned their hopes on our mistakes rather than their own capabilities.”

Ayatollah Khamenei also made it clear to lawmakers that the way to overcome difficult conditions and achieve victory and success is to act in a jihadist manner, to have strong determination and sacrifice, to develop initiatives, to have a long-term vision and above all, rely on Almighty God.

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Iran calls for international action against Israeli attacks on Syria – Politics News https://draftgore2008.org/iran-calls-for-international-action-against-israeli-attacks-on-syria-politics-news/ Tue, 24 May 2022 08:10:00 +0000 https://draftgore2008.org/iran-calls-for-international-action-against-israeli-attacks-on-syria-politics-news/ Responding to reporters’ questions on Monday, Saeed Khatibzadeh said the international community’s inaction in the face of the Zionist regime’s continued acts of aggression against Syria and Israel’s flagrant violation of international rules and regulations have encouraged those in charge of that regime . “There is no doubt that the overt and covert backers of […]]]>

Responding to reporters’ questions on Monday, Saeed Khatibzadeh said the international community’s inaction in the face of the Zionist regime’s continued acts of aggression against Syria and Israel’s flagrant violation of international rules and regulations have encouraged those in charge of that regime .

“There is no doubt that the overt and covert backers of the American regime play a significant role in increasing the audacity and brazenness of the (Israeli) occupation regime so that it not only continues to occupy the Golan Heights in Syria, but also launches aerial missiles and attacks against the infrastructure of the Syrian government and nation on several occasions,” he lamented.

Denouncing the Zionist regime for acting as the air force of terrorist groups throughout the Syrian crisis in recent years, Khatibzadeh said that whenever the Syrian army and its allied forces defeat terrorist groups, the Israeli warplanes act immediately and launch strikes on Syria.

The Islamic Republic of Iran condemns the acts of aggression of the Zionist regime against Syria and stresses the need for an appropriate and decisive response, whether on the ground or at the level of international organizations, he added.

Military sources said Friday that Israeli surface-to-surface missiles killed three people near the Syrian capital, Damascus.

The missiles came from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and some were intercepted by Syrian air defenses.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said the three people killed were military officers and four other members of an air defense crew were injured.

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US primaries 2022: Trump seeks to boost Republican candidates | Political news https://draftgore2008.org/us-primaries-2022-trump-seeks-to-boost-republican-candidates-political-news/ Mon, 23 May 2022 16:59:32 +0000 https://draftgore2008.org/us-primaries-2022-trump-seeks-to-boost-republican-candidates-political-news/ Former United States President Donald Trump has been seeking revenge since Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger denied his demands to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia. That battle comes to a head on Tuesday as Georgia voters head to the polls to choose the preferred Republican and Democratic candidates […]]]>

Former United States President Donald Trump has been seeking revenge since Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger denied his demands to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia.

That battle comes to a head on Tuesday as Georgia voters head to the polls to choose the preferred Republican and Democratic candidates for November’s general election that will determine control of Congress. Other primary races to watch are in Alabama, Arkansas and Texas.

If the Republicans win a majority in the House of Representatives or the Senate, it would be a blow to President Joe Biden, a Democrat, as they would almost certainly block his legislative agenda.

In the Georgia governor race, Trump backed former U.S. Senator David Purdue against Kemp, but Purdue fell behind in fundraising and opinion polls. Kemp has gained broad support from other Republicans and is favored to win.

Meanwhile, Georgia’s top election official, Raffensperger, is facing a challenge from Representative Jody Hice, a US congressman who backed Trump’s false claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election.

Congressman Jody Hice, a Trump ally who is running for Georgia’s secretary of state, attends a rally in Perry, Georgia [Dustin Chambers/Reuters]

Georgia

In Georgia on Monday, former Vice President Mike Pence is expected to campaign with Kemp, while Trump will participate in a virtual rally for Purdue.

Since leaving office, Pence has distanced himself from Trump over the former president’s claims about the 2020 election.

“Mike tries to get involved, and he’s a very nice guy, but he really let us all down. He let us down,” Trump said on a radio talk show earlier this month. Trump had recruited Purdue to take on Kemp.

Kemp would face Stacey Abrams, an unopposed Democrat, in a rematch of their 2018 battle.

Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker speaks to supporters during a campaign stop, May 14, 2022, in Ellijay, Ga.
Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker speaks to supporters during a campaign stop May 14 in Ellijay, Georgia [Mike Stewart/AP Photo]

Trump’s candidate for the US Senate in Georgia, football legend Herschel Walker, appears to be heading for the Republican nomination.

But some Republicans have warned that Walker will be ineligible in November against incumbent Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock. Walker was accused of threatening his ex-wife’s life, exaggerating his professional record and lying about graduating from the University of Georgia.

Marjorie Taylor Greene, a political lightning rod, tries to stave off several Republican challengers to win renomination in the House of Representatives.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., leaves the House chamber as votes close, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene tests Republican voters’ tolerance for controversy in the May 24, 2022 Republican primary [File: J Scott Applewhite/AP Photo]

The Trump sidekick was stripped of her committee assignments last year for racial slurs, embracing conspiracy theories and a past endorsement of violence.

A group of voters tried unsuccessfully to eliminate him from the ballot, accusing him of having helped foment the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the United States Capitol.

Alabama

An opening created by the retirement of longtime Sen. Richard Shelby has kicked off a heated primary battle for the Senate seat in Republican-dominated Alabama.

U.S. Representative Mo Brooks, a Trump ally, faces Katie Britt, the former head of the Business Council of Alabama and former Shelby chief of staff, and businessman Mike Durant, best known as the pilot of army helicopter shot down and held captive the 1993 ‘Black’. Hawk Down incident in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., speaks with reporters, March 23, 2022, in Hueytown, Ala.
Representative for Trump ally Mo Brooks speaks to reporters in Hueytown, Alabama [Kimberly Chandler/AP Photo]

Arkansas

In Arkansas, two-term U.S. Senator John Boozman is hoping to fend off a challenge from three Republican rivals in a race in which he had to rely on his endorsement of Trump.

Mild-mannered Boozman adopted a more aggressive tone in his campaign ads, promising to complete Trump’s wall along the US-Mexico border.

Boozman’s rivals include a former NFL player, who attacked Boozman as not being conservative enough, and a conservative activist and former television journalist.

Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders speaks during a campaign stop at a Dairy Queen in Little Rock, Ark.
Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders speaks during a campaign stop at a Dairy Queen in Little Rock, Arkansas [Andrew DeMillo/AP Photo]

Former Trump spokeswoman Sarah Sanders is heavily favored in her Republican gubernatorial primary. She faces a long-running main challenge from a former talk show radio host. His father Mike Huckabee served as governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007.

Sanders broke fundraising records and focused primarily on domestic issues, airing TV spots criticizing Biden on issues such as inflation while ignoring his rivals.

Texas

Runoff votes in Texas will ultimately settle two primary races of interest. Republican George P Bush, a nephew of former US President George W Bush, is vying for the post of attorney general against incumbent Ken Paxton, who has faced court scandals.

.S.  Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, speaks to a member of the media at a campaign event.  Cuellar, a 17-year-old incumbent, faces a Democratic primary runoff against progressive Jessica Cisneros.
Henry Cuellar, a 17-year-old Texas House incumbent, faces a Democratic primary runoff against progressive Jessica Cisneros [File: Eric Gay/AP Photo]

Among Democrats, Rep. Henry Cuellar, an anti-abortion politician, faces a challenge from Jessica Cisneros, a 28-year-old immigration lawyer and pro-abortion rights advocate.

More broadly, Republican voters are divided over another Trump presidential run.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who is gaining national prominence, came out on top in a mock poll of Republican activists in Wisconsin over the weekend, according to a report from WisPolitics.com. Party convention attendees favored DeSantis 38% to Trump’s 32% in the race for the US presidency.

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Pakistan. Ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan calls for marching on Islamabad | Political news https://draftgore2008.org/pakistan-ousted-prime-minister-imran-khan-calls-for-marching-on-islamabad-political-news/ Sun, 22 May 2022 16:50:37 +0000 https://draftgore2008.org/pakistan-ousted-prime-minister-imran-khan-calls-for-marching-on-islamabad-political-news/ Khan says he will never accept the new government and calls on his supporters to rally peacefully on Wednesday. The defiant former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan called on his supporters to march peacefully on Islamabad on May 25 to demand new elections. Khan, who served as prime minister for more than three and a […]]]>

Khan says he will never accept the new government and calls on his supporters to rally peacefully on Wednesday.

The defiant former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan called on his supporters to march peacefully on Islamabad on May 25 to demand new elections.

Khan, who served as prime minister for more than three and a half years, was ousted in a vote of no confidence in parliament by an alliance of all major political parties.

Since stepping down, Khan has addressed rallies in several cities as he rallied for a big show of force in the capital on Wednesday.

“We will never accept [the new government] – no matter how long we have to stay in Islamabad, we will stay there,” Khan told reporters on Sunday in the northwestern city of Peshawar.

Khan’s call came after a marathon session of talks with leaders of his Tehreek-e-Insaf party in Peshawar. He describes the march as a move to protect the country’s sovereignty, as he alleges the vote that impeached him was a plot organized by the United States.

In his speech, Khan urged authorities not to oppose the march, which will gain strength outside Islamabad before heading into the city center.

Once in the city, the former prime minister said, his supporters will stay until parliament is dissolved and new elections are called. Thousands of people have come to his rallies in the past.

Khan says the United States wanted him out of office because of his foreign policy choices in favor of Russia and China, and because of a visit he made on February 24 to Moscow, where he spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin – as Russian tanks arrived. Ukraine. He also said the United States did not like his vehement criticism of Washington’s “war on terror”.

The US State Department has denied any involvement in Pakistan’s domestic politics.

Khan came to power in 2018 promising to root out corruption and revive Pakistan’s economy, but he has failed to deliver on most of his promises.

He has nonetheless managed to draw huge crowds at rallies since his dismissal.

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Iran, Slovakia plan to boost trade ties – Politics News https://draftgore2008.org/iran-slovakia-plan-to-boost-trade-ties-politics-news/ Sun, 22 May 2022 05:36:00 +0000 https://draftgore2008.org/iran-slovakia-plan-to-boost-trade-ties-politics-news/ Slovak Deputy Economy Minister Jan Oravec, who traveled to Tehran to attend a joint economic commission, met Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Mehdi Safari on Saturday. Calling the economic potential of the two countries huge, the Slovak Deputy Minister noted that there are good capacities for cooperation between Iran and Slovakia in various fields such as […]]]>

Slovak Deputy Economy Minister Jan Oravec, who traveled to Tehran to attend a joint economic commission, met Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Mehdi Safari on Saturday.

Calling the economic potential of the two countries huge, the Slovak Deputy Minister noted that there are good capacities for cooperation between Iran and Slovakia in various fields such as industries, agriculture, machinery and new technologies which will be taken into account during the elaboration of the final document of the joint commission.

He also highlighted the ability of small and medium-sized enterprises to cooperate bilaterally and expressed the hope that trade relations between Iran and Slovakia will develop more than ever before, the Foreign Ministry website reported.

For his part, Safari referred to the history of cooperation between Iran and Slovakia in the field of industry, describing the holding of the joint economic commission between the two countries as a key step towards strengthening cooperation. bilateral trade.

He further highlighted Iran’s high economic potential and highlighted the country’s achievements in the field of new technologies.

Safari also stressed the need to pay more attention to these benefits in bilateral cooperation.

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Sanctions hamper reconstruction and aid delivery to Syria: Iran’s UN envoy https://draftgore2008.org/sanctions-hamper-reconstruction-and-aid-delivery-to-syria-irans-un-envoy/ Sat, 21 May 2022 06:08:00 +0000 https://draftgore2008.org/sanctions-hamper-reconstruction-and-aid-delivery-to-syria-irans-un-envoy/ During a meeting of the UN Security Council on “The situation in the Middle East: (Syria)”, held on Friday in New York, Majid Takht Ravanchi deplored the illegal sanctions against Syria which hamper the ability of the Syrian government to achieve economic and social stability. and improve the living conditions of Syrians. Here is the […]]]>

During a meeting of the UN Security Council on “The situation in the Middle East: (Syria)”, held on Friday in New York, Majid Takht Ravanchi deplored the illegal sanctions against Syria which hamper the ability of the Syrian government to achieve economic and social stability. and improve the living conditions of Syrians.

Here is the full text of his statement:

“In the name of God, the Merciful, the Merciful.

Madame President,

I thank the rapporteurs for their presentations.

Conflicts, foreign intervention, terrorism and occupation have wreaked havoc on the Syrian people for more than a decade. Unilateral sanctions have also exacerbated economic and humanitarian crises in Syria in recent years.

Despite the fact that resolution 2585 supports early recovery and reconstruction projects, as well as the provision of basic services, unfortunately, the continuation of unilateral sanctions has hampered the implementation of the resolution, hampering efforts to rebuild the Syria and hampered the delivery of humanitarian aid in various ways, even delaying the return of refugees and displaced persons.

Furthermore, these illegal measures have also hindered the ability of the Syrian government to achieve economic and social stability and improve the living conditions of Syrians.

It is irresponsible, immoral and illegal under international law to use unilateral sanctions to starve Syrian civilians.

These illegal and disruptive actions must stop immediately. Pretending to care about the difficult humanitarian situation in Syria while supporting and imposing unilateral sanctions against the Syrian people is hypocritical.

We support the full cooperation of the Syrian government with the United Nations and many humanitarian organizations involved in delivering aid across borders as a safe and legal method to help those in need. In the current circumstances, the delivery of humanitarian aid is essential, and political circumstances should not impede humanitarian aid. In this context, full respect for the sovereignty, territorial integrity and national unity of Syria must be observed.

We also reaffirm that the cross-border aid delivery mechanism is an exceptional temporary measure imposed by certain circumstances and that humanitarian aid to those in need must be delivered in cooperation and coordination with the Syrian government and from the Syrian territory. This will help prevent aid from being diverted to terrorist groups.

We commend the Syrian government, UN agencies and humanitarian partners for continuing to expand the scope and frequency of humanitarian relief operations. In this regard, we welcome the efforts of the Syrian government to facilitate the passage of a fourth UN convoy from Aleppo to northwestern Syria earlier this week.

We also welcome the three-day visit of the Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs to Syria on 17 May, as well as her meeting with Syrian officials.

We reaffirm our commitment to the sovereignty, territorial integrity, unity and political independence of Syria and to its counter-terrorism efforts.

We strongly condemn Israel’s continued occupation of the Syrian Golan and its repeated violations of Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, especially those targeting civilians and civilian objects. We demand that the Security Council hold this regime accountable for such acts of aggression and malice.

Moreover, the illegal presence of foreign forces in parts of Syria, which has created ideal conditions for terrorist activities, must end immediately.

And finally, we support initiatives to facilitate the repatriation of refugees and internally displaced persons and are ready to provide assistance for the success of these efforts. Any initiative on Syria must be supported by the Syrian government and the UN and respect Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

I thank you”

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DHS memo warns against threats to burn down Supreme Court https://draftgore2008.org/dhs-memo-warns-against-threats-to-burn-down-supreme-court/ Fri, 20 May 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://draftgore2008.org/dhs-memo-warns-against-threats-to-burn-down-supreme-court/ By Ryan FoleyChristian Post reporter | Friday, May 20, 2022 A pro-choice activist holds a sign during a rally outside the United States Supreme Court in response to the Supreme Court’s leaked proposed decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on May 3, 2022 in Washington, DC | Alex Wong/Getty Images The US Department of Homeland […]]]>
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A pro-choice activist holds a sign during a rally outside the United States Supreme Court in response to the Supreme Court’s leaked proposed decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on May 3, 2022 in Washington, DC |

The US Department of Homeland Security warns that some pro-abortion extremists have expressed a desire to burn down the US Supreme Court building if the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion nationwide is cancelled.

A Department of Homeland Security memo released May 13, obtained by Axios, warns that violent threats directed at Supreme Court justices and others involved in the abortion debate, such as politicians, members clergy and health care providers “are likely to persist and increase leading up to and following the release of the official court ruling” in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health.

The memo comes amid protests over an initial draft opinion written by Judge Samuel Alito. the draft indicates that a majority of judges are about to reverse Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Politico released the leaked draft notice on May 2, but the draft is not final.

The prospect of Roe’s reversal, which would send the issue of abortion back to the states to decide, has already led to acts of vandalism and violence in churches and pro-life pregnancy centers. Protesters also descended on the homes of six Supreme Court justices appointed by Republican presidents, five of whom signed the majority opinion draft in Dobbs.

Axios reports that the US government is bracing for a possible upsurge in political violence once the Supreme Court’s ruling is released, and law enforcement is investigating social media threats to set fire to or storm the Supreme Court building and to assassinate the judges and their clerks.

According to CBS News, the National Capital Region Threat Intelligence Consortium referred more than two dozen online messages to its partner agencies for investigation. Some of these messages spoke of “burning or storming the Supreme Court of the United States and assassinating judges and their clerks, members of Congress and legitimate protesters”.

Although violence in recent weeks has been directed at pro-life churches and pregnancy centers, the DHS memo expresses concern that “some racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists embracing pro-life narratives may be tied to the perception of wanting to ‘save white children’ and ‘fight white genocide.'”

At the same time, the document emphasizes that “the mere advocacy of political or social positions, political activism, the use of strong rhetoric or the widespread philosophical adoption of violent tactics does not constitute domestic violent extremism or illegal activity and are protected by the Constitution”.

A DHS spokesperson told Axios that the agency is “committed to protecting Americans’ freedom of speech and other civil rights and liberties, including the right to peaceful protest.”

“DHS is also committed to working with our partners at all levels of government and the private sector to share timely information and intelligence, prevent all forms of violence, and support law enforcement efforts. to keep our communities safe,” the DHS spokesperson said.

Last week’s DHS memo follows an earlier warning from the agency that predates the debate over the Dobbs Case.

Shortly after the United States Capitol riot in January 2021, DHS included “abortion-related domestic violent extremists” on a list of groups that “pose a high threat to the homeland in 2021.” The US Department of Homeland Security is not the only government agency concerned about the possibility of increased violence following the Dobbs decision.

The Virginia Fusion Center, a partnership between the Virginia State Police and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management to “enhance the Commonwealth of Virginia’s preparedness against terrorist attacks,” has compiled a document warning its Shield members of “to prepare for a potential increase in abortion”. – events, gatherings and demonstrations related to violence and criminal activity.”

“We have seen groups on both sides of the issue begin to organise, plan and execute a variety of rallies and protests,” the organization said. “We expect these gatherings to increase in intensity as the official decision date approaches. Some may turn violent.”

The Virginia Fusion Center also predicted that an “increase in abortion-related protests and marches could draw the attention of other violent extremists or mass attackers with motives unrelated to abortion.” This could include “groups or individuals interested in attacking large crowds and those with grievances against women, such as Involuntary Single Violent Extremists (Incel)”.

The Virginia Fusion Center also predicted that activists on both sides of the abortion debate would find themselves subject to “ruthless doxing, or the release of personal information to increase targeted attacks,” as has happened before. for Supreme Court justices.

Recalling that a Planned Parenthood facility in Los Angeles was the subject of a cyberattack that led to the theft of patient information, the Virginia Fusion Center argued that “similar attacks could occur due to tensions increased”.

A decision in the Dobbs the file is expected at the end of June.

The Women’s March has promised embark on a “Summer of Rage” on behalf of deerinsisting that “we will not rest until abortion rights are protected”.

The group will wrap up the summer with a “women’s convention” in Houston, Texas. While congressional Democrats sought to codify abortion rights into law by passing the Women’s Health Protection Act, their efforts stalled in the equally divided U.S. Senate.

Yes deer is reversed as planned, 21 states will ban or restrict abortions more than they currently do, 16 states have codified abortion access into state law, 10 states will continue to enforce their laws, and/ or current restrictions on abortion and voters in the remaining three states may have an opportunity to weigh in on their abortion laws at the ballot box in the near future.

Ryan Foley is a reporter for The Christian Post. He can be contacted at: ryan.foley@christianpost.com

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US accuses Cuba of using upcoming summit as propaganda | Political news https://draftgore2008.org/us-accuses-cuba-of-using-upcoming-summit-as-propaganda-political-news/ Thu, 19 May 2022 18:23:51 +0000 https://draftgore2008.org/us-accuses-cuba-of-using-upcoming-summit-as-propaganda-political-news/ The White House said it had not yet sent out invitations for the June 6-10 summit and declined to provide details. US President Joe Biden’s administration has accused Cuba of stirring up controversy over its possible exclusion from the US-hosted Summit of the Americas next month to cast Washington as the “bad guy” and distract […]]]>

The White House said it had not yet sent out invitations for the June 6-10 summit and declined to provide details.

US President Joe Biden’s administration has accused Cuba of stirring up controversy over its possible exclusion from the US-hosted Summit of the Americas next month to cast Washington as the “bad guy” and distract from Havana’s record. on human rights in his country.

Speaking at a Latin America conference on Thursday, Kerri Hannan, assistant assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere Affairs, said countries that threatened to skip the regional meeting if Cuba, the Venezuela and Nicaragua were not invited should attend, otherwise they would lose an opportunity. to engage with the United States.

A potential boycott of the June 6-10 summit by a growing number of leaders, including Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has raised the risk of embarrassment for Biden, who will host the rally in Los Angeles.

Earlier this week, a US delegation visited Mexico to discuss the issue.

The development comes as the White House said it had not yet sent out invitations and declined to provide details. However, a senior State Department official said in April that Cuba, Nicaragua and the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro would likely be excluded because they failed to show respect for democracy.

Adding to weeks of Cuban criticism, President Miguel Diaz-Canel told lawmakers on Monday that a “country unable to welcome everyone should be disqualified as a host.”

Cuba’s embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters news agency on Thursday.

“Cubans love it, get the attention they get for not being there and…keep hitting that drum,” Hannan said.

“The more they can shine a light on us and call us bad guys, the more they avoid the fact that the repression they have been actively perpetrating against their people,” she said, citing a crackdown on street protests last July. . “They want the press to ask us whether or not to invite them to the summit…Hypocrisy plays well in the media.”

Last July, thousands of Cubans took to the streets in rare anti-government protests to express their frustration with the state of the economy and the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Authorities responded by cracking down on protesters, and in January the government acknowledged that more than 700 protesters faced criminal charges.

The development also came as the Biden administration this week announced a partial rollback of Trump-era restrictions on remittances and travel to the communist-ruled island. Cuba’s deputy foreign minister on Wednesday denounced US policy towards the island as a continuous “hostility” and “economic blockade”.

Lopez Obrador said last week that he would not go to the summit if Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela were not invited. His Bolivian counterpart, Luis Arce, followed suit.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is also likely to skip the meeting, sources told Reuters, without specifying his reason. Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said on Tuesday he would not participate, a day after the United States criticized the reappointment of an attorney general he linked to corruption.

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