‘Everyone will be Muslim because of our stupidity’ Catholic leader blasts ‘WEAK’ church
A PROMINENT figure in the Catholic church has controversially suggested that everyone will “soon be Muslim” because Italy lives in an increasingly secular society amid rapidly growing migration figures.
Syrian political opposition supports Astana talks
Riyadh (AFP) – The Syrian political opposition said Saturday it supports planned peace talks sponsored by Russia and Turkey in the Kazakh capital later this month.
“Concerning the forthcoming meeting in Astana, the (High Negotiations) Committee stresses its support to the military delegation… and expresses hope that the meeting would reinforce the truce,” an HNC statement said after a two-day meeting in Riyadh.
The HNC also expressed hope that the meeting would “establish a phase of confidence” through the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2254, especially articles concerning ending sieges of cities and towns, delivering aid and releasing detainees.
Poland welcomes thousands of US troops in NATO show of force
- US soldiers “stand united on Polish soil to deter and defend,” senior officer says
- Troops will conduct exercises with NATO allies to send a message to Russia
Zagan, Poland (CNN)Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo welcomed US troops to her country at a formal ceremony Saturday, saying it was a “great day” that would help ensure Poland’s security.
Some 4,000 US soldiers have been deployed as part of troop rotations to Europe that the Pentagon has said are intended to bolster ties with NATO allies and send a clear message to Russia.
Israelis Apache Helicopters Replacing American Missiles
Israeli Apache helicopters will take off this month feeling a bit lighter – and that may be a troubling sign for US-Israeli relations.
Late last month the Israeli military began replacing American-made Hellfire missiles with Spike missiles, an Israeli-missile system, on its U.S.-made Apache attack helicopters. The Spike missile (74 lbs) is lighter than the Hellfire missile (108 lbs). However, it is likely that the nature of American-Israeli relations under President Obama tipped the scales for the conversion.
“In 2014, the Obama Administration held up the supply of Hellfire missiles during a flare-up of fighting with Hamas because it said it was concerned about civilian casualties,” said Stephen Bryen, an Israeli affairs specialist who wrote about the issue for the Gatestone Institute. “The move to hold up the Hellfires was a bit bizarre because this is a targeted weapon system. As a result of this Israel focused on further developing the capabilities of the Spike missile.”
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