The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-12-24

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 11, articles about Anglo-5, Eurasia, Faith, Headline-News, Opinions, Russia, United-States, Crime, Isis, Mena, Syria, Iraq, China, Turkey, Greece-Eurasia, Libya.

Tags in this brief: Christmas, Flores, Letter, Abstract, John F Kennedy, NASA, Norman Rockwell, Pollock, Post Modernism, CIA, US Imperialism, Idlib, Syrian Army, War, Iraq, ISIS, SDF, Syria, Terrorism, Christianity, Faith, China, Space, US, Russia, Libya, Turkey, Greece.

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The Fort Russ News team wishes our readers a very Merry Christmas

Published 2019-12-24 21:53:38 by Joaquin Flores in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Faith, Headline-News, Opinions

Myself and the FRN team would like to wish you a very merry Christmas this year, as every year, to our western calendar observers. Looking back it’s been yet another tremendous year in news and world events. There’s much to be concerned with, and much to be inspired by and find hope in. It is our most sincere hope that you and yours are in good health, and are feeling the spirit on the eve of this very holy day. For those of you who are not, we a prayer that you are able to find health, comfort, and solace,… Continue ->

Tags: Christmas, Flores, Letter


Norman Rockwell and the Rediscovery of America’s Moral Compass

Published 2019-12-24 21:50:47 by Matthew Ehret in Headline-News, Russia, United-States

A great poet once said that you can judge a nation by how it honors (or fails to honor) its artists. In many ways, the soul of a nation is entirely shaped by the artists which that society has produced. This makes perfectly good sense, as an artist is able to portray the better ideals which that society yearns to become and can convey concepts on a nearly subconscious level that may either uplift our self conception to the divine or inversely inflame our basest passions. An artist can also awaken truthful moral lessons and temper raw emotions of a… Continue ->

Tags: Abstract, John F Kennedy, NASA, Norman Rockwell, Pollock, Post Modernism


CIA Torture Is ‘Snow Secret’: Snowden Roasts CIA’s Feelgood Holiday Tweet

Published 2019-12-24 13:00:12 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Crime, Headline-News, United-States

MOSCOW – Every now and again the CIA does its best to appear relatable, and every time the agency gets put back in its place. Now, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden hijacked a festive tweet to slam the CIA’s torture practices. “It’s *snow secret* that we love winter,” the clandestine agency tweeted on Saturday, marking the first day of winter in the US, RT reported. Snowden was acerbic in his response, tweeting, “It’s *snow secret* that you tortured Gul Rahman for weeks at a black site, then chained him naked to a concrete floor until he died in the near-winter cold.”… Continue ->

Tags: CIA, US Imperialism


MAJOR: Syrian Army Liberates New Areas in Idlib Province

Published 2019-12-24 12:00:41 by Drago Bosnic in Headline-News, Isis, Mena, Syria

DAMASCUS – The Syrian army continued operations against the terrorist groups stationed in southeastern Idlib on Monday, and regained control over several new regions. A Syrian military source told the Arabic-language service of Sputnik news agency that three other villages have been freed from the terrorists in the eastern and southeastern parts of the town of Ma’arat al-No’eman in Idlib. “Seyedi Ali and Ja’afar regions and the two towns of Fa’aloul and Kharbat Ma’arat in eastern Idlib were recaptured by the Syrian army on Monday,” the source said. Meanwhile, reports from southern Idlib said that militants have blocked efforts to… Continue ->

Tags: Idlib, Syrian Army, War


MAJOR: US Continues Military Aid to ISIS in Western Iraq

Published 2019-12-24 10:00:12 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Iraq, Isis, Mena, Syria, United-States

WASHINGTON, D.C./BAGHDAD – The US bases in western Iraq still dispatch weapons and military equipment to ISIS troops deployed in the region, an official said. An informed official with Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi (popular forces) told the Arabic-language al-Ma’aloumeh news website on Monday that the US sends military aid to ISIS in western Iraq, especially areas in Makhoul mountain and al-Hazar island. “The American forces send aid from their bases to the ISIS terrorists in Makhoul mountains and their assistance still continues,” the official said. He added that Hashd al-Shaabi forces have discovered and seized US weapons during the operations against… Continue ->

Tags: Iraq, ISIS, SDF, Syria, Terrorism, US Imperialism, War


Terrorists Blocking Humanitarian Corridor in Southern Idlib

Published 2019-12-24 09:00:13 by Drago Bosnic in Headline-News, Isis, Mena, Syria

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Idlib, Syria – Militants have blocked efforts to open a safe corridor for the evacuation of civilians in southern Idlib to take people hostage and use them as human shields against army attacks as Ma’arat al-No’eman, one of the terrorists’ main strongholds in the region, could fall to the government troops fast. “Certain measures are underway to deliver control of Ma’arat al-No’eman and nearby villages in southern Idlib to the Syrian army without any clashes through contacts with influential local figures in the region,” Member of Syria’s National Reconciliation Committee Omar Rahmoun told the Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper on Monday. Meanwhile,… Continue ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria, War


JAMAICAN ORTHODOX MISSION LEAVING CONSTANTINOPLE FOR ROCOR

Published 2019-12-24 08:00:01 by Drago Bosnic in Faith, Headline-News

KINGSTON – The mission parishes of the Jamaican Orthodox Mission have voted to join the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and are in the process of being received. The mission initially began on April 24, 2015, as the Holy Orthodox Archdiocese in Jamaica — a Vicariate of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Mexico of the Patriarchate of Constantinople. The mission was established in response to the efforts of a young Jamaican, Moses Myers, a former member of a Pentecostal Holiness denomination who converted to Orthodoxy in March 2014. As Myers told OrthoChristian.com, the Jamaican Mission consists of two mission… Continue ->

Tags: Christianity, Faith


Space war? China accuses US of turning space into ‘battlefield’

Published 2019-12-24 03:00:58 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Headline-News, United-States

BEIJING – China accuses US of turning space into “battlefield” after Washington announced the creation of the Space Force. US President Donald Trump signed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act on Friday, which created a new arm of the US Armed Forces, the Space Force. China has responded by accusing the US of “seeking militarization of outer space.” “These US actions strongly violate the international consensus on the peaceful use of space […] posing a direct threat to outer space, peace and security,” said Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang. Geng urged the international community to “take a prudent and responsible… Continue ->

Tags: China, Space, US


West uses humanitarian aid to undermine Syria’s sovereignty

Published 2019-12-24 02:00:51 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Russia, Syria

MOSCOW – Western countries have tried to use humanitarian aid to undermine Syria’s sovereignty, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday. The statement followed a Russian-sponsored UN Security Council resolution on providing aid to Syria. On Friday, Russia and China vetoed a Security Council resolution tabled by the so-called “humanitarian troika” – Germany, Belgium and Kuwait – that would extend humanitarian aid deliveries to Syria by three control points for one year. However, Russia’s resolution, which would extend aid delivery by only six months and reduce the number of UN crossing points to two, failed to win the nine votes… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


Russian and Turkish FM’s discuss Idlib and Libya as Turkey loses control of both

Published 2019-12-24 01:00:07 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Turkey

MOSCOW – Sergey Lavrov and Mevlut Cavusoglu spoke by phone Monday (23/12) on the issue of Idlib in Syria and the situation in Libya. Sergei Lavrov and his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, had telephone contact Monday (23/12), the Russian Foreign Ministry announced. A statement reads that the two foreign ministers discussed, after a Turkish initiative, the Syrian peace process and the stabilization of the situation in Libya. The Russian Foreign Ministry, in fact, stated: “The heads of the Foreign Ministries discussed the Syrian peace process, including the problems of providing humanitarian aid to the Syrian people and the prospects of… Continue ->

Tags: Idlib, Libya, Russia, Syria, Turkey


Greek FM conducts whirlwind tour of Libya, Egypt and Cyprus to isolate Turkey

Published 2019-12-24 00:00:45 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Greece-Eurasia, Headline-News, Libya, Mena

ATHENS – Greece is continuing its diplomatic efforts aimed at condemning the Ankara-Libya agreement and exploiting the new balances in the eastern Mediterranean. A diplomatic “sprint” has lately been undertaken by the Greek government, trying to “squeeze” Turkey and exploit the new geopolitical balances that are forming in the eastern Mediterranean. Athens’ strategy unfolded over the weekend, with Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias going to Benghazi in Libya, Cairo and Larnaca , while Maksimos Palace announced the signing of the interstate agreement between Greece, Israel and Cyprus for the “EastMed” pipeline. All this, while efforts are under way to demolish and… Continue ->

Tags: Greece, Libya


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