Archiv: Washington


26.11.2019 - 17:00 [ CNN ]

White House was briefly on lockdown after aircraft entered restricted airspace

Two US Capitol Police sources said the situation is being classified as an „aircon,“ which is an as yet unidentified incoming aircraft.

15.11.2019 - 06:02 [ North Atlantic Treaty Organization ]

NATO Secretary General participates in meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg participated in a meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS in Washington, D.C. on Thursday (14 November 2019).

Chaired by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the meeting was convened to address the Coalition’s next steps following the death of ISIS leader al-Baghdadi, as well as recent developments in northeast Syria.

13.11.2019 - 07:53 [ New York Times ]

US Troops at Syria Base Say They’ll Keep Pressure on IS

Speaking at a remote base in Syria where the Bradleys arrived last week, he said „our primary way that we do that“ is through working with the U.S. partners, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces.

The deployment of the mechanized force comes after US troops pulled out from northeastern Syria, making way for a Turkish offensive against Kurdish fighters that began last month. Only several miles away from the base, fighting between Turkish-allied fighters and the SDF was ongoing, …

13.11.2019 - 07:50 [ ORF.at ]

Syrien: USA halten an Bündnis mit Rebellen fest

Die USA halten an ihrer Allianz mit der von der Kurden-Miliz YPG angeführten Syrischen Demokratischen Streitkräfte (SDF) fest. „Es gibt keine Absicht, dass diese Zusammenarbeit beendet wird“, sagte ein hochrangiger Regierungsvertreter.

13.11.2019 - 07:46 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Erdogan bei Trump: Ein schwieriger Gast im Weißen Haus

US-Präsident Trump empfängt heute den türkischen Präsidenten Erdogan. Auch wenn die persönliche Chemie stimmt – die Beziehungen zwischen den beiden NATO-Partnern stecken in einer tiefen Krise.

13.11.2019 - 07:43 [ Bloomberg ]

Erdogan Wants New Era With U.S. on Security Before Meeting Trump

Speaking Tuesday before traveling to Washington, Erdogan said he wants to “start a new era over common security issues” with the U.S. “We are in agreement with Trump to solve problems and develop our ties despite the foggy weather in our relations,” Erdogan told a televised news conference at the airport in Ankara.

31.10.2019 - 01:25 [ antikrieg.com ]

Grayzone Redakteur Max Blumenthal verhaftet: „Diese Anklage ist zu 100% falsch“

Der Herausgeber von Grayzone, Max Blumenthal, wurde aufgrund falscher Anschuldigungen verhaftet, nachdem er über die Gewalt der venezolanischen Opposition außerhalb der Botschaft in Washington berichtet hatte. Er beschreibt den fabrizierten Fall als Teil einer breiter angelegten Kampagne politischer Verfolgung.

28.09.2019 - 11:30 [ Verteidigungsministerium ‏/ Twitter ]

Verbündete und Partner – Verteidigungsministerin Kramp-Karrenbauer @akk trifft ihren US-Amtskollegen @EsperDoD im Pentagon in #Washington. Themen u.a. Afghanistan, NATO/EU-Zusammenarbeit und die Lage am Golf.

(23.09.2019)

28.09.2019 - 11:28 [ Stripes.com ]

In talks with new German defense chief, Esper repeats US demand that Berlin boost military spending

(24.09.2019)

STUTTGART, Germany — When the new U.S. and German defense chiefs held high-level talks in Washington this week, Defense Secretary Mark Esper wasted no time getting to his main point — the dollars and cents of defense spending.

11.09.2019 - 11:31 [ New York Times ]

Declassified Papers Show Anti-Castro Ideas Proposed to Kennedy

(19. November 1997)

“We could blow up a US warship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba,“ the memorandum said.

“We could develop a Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington,“ it continued. “The terror campaign could be pointed at Cuban refugees seeking haven in the United States. We could sink a boatload of Cubans enroute to Florida (real or simulated).“

The records show that on March 13, 1962, the Joint Chiefs of Staff endorsed these ideas as “suitable for planning purposes.“ No evidence exists that they were carried out.

11.09.2019 - 11:22 [ smeggys.co.uk ]

Operation Northwoods

Operation Northwoods was a 1962 plan by the U.S. Department of Defense to stage acts of simulated or real terrorism on US soil and against U.S. interests and then put the blame of these acts on Cuba in order to generate U.S. public support for military action against the Cuban government of Fidel Castro. As part of the U.S. government’s Operation Mongoose anti-Castro initiative, the plan, which was not implemented, called for various false flag actions, including simulated or real state-sponsored acts of terrorism on U.S. and Cuban soil. The plan was proposed by senior U.S. Department of Defense leaders, including the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lyman Louis Lemnitzer.

10.08.2019 - 20:09 [ CNN ]

Top intel official interrupted meeting to urge his deputy to resign

When discussing his attempt to replace Coats with Texas Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe on July 30, the President told reporters that intelligence community needed „somebody like that that’s strong and can really rein it in. As you’ve all learned, the intelligence agencies have run amok. They’ve run amok.“

22.07.2019 - 20:55 [ usnews.com ]

Trump Says U.S. Working With Pakistan to Find Way Out of Afghan War

The Pentagon said Pakistan’s army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, will meet later on Monday with the top American military officer, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford.

22.07.2019 - 20:51 [ theHill.com ]

Trump says he could win Afghan war in a week but doesn’t ‚want to kill 10 million people‘

The president added that Afghanistan would be “wiped off the face of the earth” in 10 days if he chose to bring a quick end to the nation’s longest war, which he called “ridiculous” and said has helped turn the U.S. into the world’s “policemen.”

“I don’t want to go that route,” Trump said.

02.07.2019 - 17:12 [ Radio Utopie ]

Schwerter zu Pflugscharen-Glockenturm neben Lincoln-Monument in Washington errichtet

(2015) In diesem Jahr haben die Veterans for Peace ihren mobilen Glockenturm „Schwerter zu Pflugscharen“ direkt neben dem Abraham-Lincol-Denkmal in Washington errichtet.

Die Ex-Militärs und Friedensaktivisten senden damit eine öffentlichkeitswirksame Botschaft. Denn sie erweitern das Anliegen des Memorial Day um einen ganz wesentlichen Beitrag, den sie an ihre eigene Bevölkerung und an die Welt senden.

21.05.2019 - 01:56 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Deutschland im Wirtschaftskrieg (II)

Sämtliche Bauteile, die Infineon in seinen US-Werken herstellt, werden ab sofort nicht mehr an Huawei geliefert. Allerdings legt der Konzern größten Wert auf die Feststellung, der Boykott, den er in den Vereinigten Staaten einhalten müsse, gelte nicht für seine Fabriken außerhalb der USA. Hintergrund ist, dass die Volksrepublik längst der größte Absatzmarkt des Unternehmens ist: Infineon setzt dort 25 Prozent seiner Produkte ab, mehr als in jedem anderen Land einschließlich Deutschlands (15 Prozent). Der Anteil der Vereinigten Staaten am Infineon-Umsatz beläuft sich lediglich auf neun Prozent.

20.05.2019 - 01:06 [ Washington Examiner ]

Trump critic and former CIA chief John Brennan to brief Democrats on Iran

House Democrats have invited former CIA director and frequent Trump critic John Brennan to brief them on the situation in Iran.

Brennan is scheduled to speak at the party’s weekly caucus meeting Tuesday, according to the Associated Press. Wendy Sherman, a former State Department official who helped negotiate the Iran nuclear deal under President Barack Obama, was also invited.

The meeting will take place the same day Trump administration officials will update lawmakers on escalating tensions between the two countries. Democrats will likely attend both briefings.

17.05.2019 - 12:57 [ teleSUR ]

US Raid on Venezuela Embassy „A Brutal Act against Int`l Law`: Maduro

Activists had been defending the embassy building since the two governments broke diplomatic relations. However, U.S. authorities and the Venezuelan opposition sought to cut off electricity and water services to the building, as well as prevent food from entering by keeping a siege on the premises daily.

17.05.2019 - 12:41 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Polizei stürmt Botschaft von Venezuela in Washington

Vier Aktivisten, die sich in den Räumen aufhielten, seien inhaftiert worden. Das Vorgehen der US-Behörden sei ein klarer Verstoß gegen die Wiener Vereinbarung über diplomatische Beziehungen, so Benjamin.

16.05.2019 - 20:41 [ teleSUR ]

United States security forces have broken into the Venezuela embassy in Washington

teleSUR reporter Jorge Gestoso on site outside the embassy says there are security service, federal agents and dozens of D.C. police officers heavily armed at the back entrance of the embassy. According to Gestoso the authorities dressed in military gear took up position in the embassy’s basement where there are no surveillance cameras. This allowed U.S. authorities to make the arrests out of the site of the public and the media.

15.05.2019 - 15:31 [ junge Welt ]

Gesetz des Urwalds

Ausgangspunkt der aktuellen Eskalation ist jedoch die willkürliche Anerkennung eines Oppositionspolitikers als Staatsoberhaupt, ohne dass dieser in dieses Amt gewählt worden wäre. Aus dieser Entscheidung ergibt sich die Logik des Vorgehens der US-Administration. Das sollte auch ein klares Warnsignal für uns hierzulande sein, denn immerhin hat die deutsche Bundesregierung den Herrn Guaidó ebenfalls als »Staatschef« akzeptiert, und bei der für den 28. und 29. Mai in Berlin geplanten Lateinamerika-Konferenz des Auswärtigen Amtes ist Venezuela unerwünscht. Dagegen braucht es klare Kante, auch hierzulande.

11.05.2019 - 14:05 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Trump und der Handelsstreit: Eskalation als Taktik

Denn das Ziel der USA ist ein Handelsabkommen mit China. Aber um das Ziel zu erreichen, setzt die Trump-Administration offenbar auf Eskalation. Beinahe alle Importe aus China könnten bald mit 25 Prozent verzollt werden, heißt es in einer Mitteilung des US-Handelsbeauftragten Robert Lighthizer. Details will dessen Behörde am Montag auf ihrer Homepage bekannt geben. Das heißt nicht, dass am Montag die zusätzlichen Abgaben bereits fällig werden.

11.05.2019 - 01:54 [ New York Times ]

Trump Renews Trade War as China Talks End Without a Deal

Mr. Trump is now moving ahead with plans to impose 25 percent tariffs on all remaining Chinese imports. Those new tariffs could go into effect in a matter of weeks.

In a statement Friday evening, the United States trade representative said Mr. Trump had “ordered us to begin the process of raising tariffs on essentially all remaining imports from China, which are valued at approximately $300 billion.”

10.05.2019 - 17:18 [ investingacad.com ]

European stocks rise from a 6-week low on hopes of trade

European stocks rose on Friday, recovering from a six-week low as investors hope the United States and China can still resolve their trade dispute, even as a planned increase in US tariffs on Chinese imports comes into effect.

10.05.2019 - 17:16 [ CNBC ]

What trade war? China stocks jump after tariff hike

Acknowledging that continued talks on Friday stateside will be „positive,“ Nick Marro, analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit, said …

10.05.2019 - 08:57 [ Xinhua ]

China deeply regrets U.S. tariff hike, vows countermeasures: Chinese delegation

China will have to take necessary countermeasures, said the delegation, which is currently in Washington for the 11th round of China-U.S. high-level economic and trade consultations.

10.05.2019 - 08:55 [ New York Times ]

Trump Increases China Tariffs as Trade Deal Hangs in the Balance

Mr. Trump’s decision to proceed with the tariff increase came after a pivotal round of trade talks in Washington on Thursday night failed to produce an agreement to forestall the higher levies. The White House said talks would resume again on Friday but it remains uncertain whether the two sides can bridge the differences that have arisen over the past week.

10.05.2019 - 08:51 [ Radio China ]

Liu He für elfte chinesisch-amerikanische Handelskonsultationen in Washington eingetroffen

Das Mitglied des Politbüros des ZK der KP Chinas und stellvertretender Ministerpräsident der Volksrepublik, Liu He, ist am Donnerstag für die elfte Runde der chinesisch-amerikanischen Handelskonsultationen in Washington eingetroffen.

10.05.2019 - 08:47 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Trotz Handelsgesprächen: USA erhöhen Zölle gegen China

Bis zum vergangenen Wochenende sprach vieles für eine Einigung im Handelskonflikt. Dann gab es aber offenbar einen heftigen Streit über Formulierungen in einem Entwurf für ein Abkommen zwischen beiden Seiten. US-Regierungskreisen zufolge hat China bei nahezu allen Punkten einen Rückzieher gemacht. In einer fast 150-seitigen Vorlage habe China systematisch Passagen gestrichen, die zu Kernforderungen der US-Seite gehörten.

08.05.2019 - 15:57 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Handelskonflikt mit USA: Chinas Exporte sinken massiv

All das würde sich weiter verschlimmern, wenn US-Präsident Donald Trump seine Drohung wahr macht und die Sonderzölle auf chinesische Waren von Freitag an von zehn auf 25 Prozent erhöht.
Um das und damit eine weitere Eskalation des Handelskonflikts zu vermeiden, reist eine chinesische Handelsdelegation nach Washington, um Gespräche mit den USA zu führen.

07.05.2019 - 17:55 [ theGuardian.com ]

China confirms vice-premier Liu He will visit US for trade talks

China’s chief trade negotiator will travel to Washington this week, according to the commerce ministry, tempering fears that talks to resolve a protracted trade war between the US and Beijing had been scuppered.

Liu He, a vice-premier, will hold negotiations in Washington on Thursday and Friday, according to the Chinese ministry, which did not elaborate on the agenda.

01.05.2019 - 02:38 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

US-Aktivisten schützen Botschaft von Venezuela in Washington

(29.4.2019) Eine Rechtsanwältin unter den Gruppenmitgliedern betonte, dass alle Anwesenden von den Verantwortlichen für das Gebäude, das im Besitz der Regierung Venezuelas ist, eingeladen wurden. Man werde Klage gegen jeden US-Beamten einreichen, der eine „illegale Räumung oder Verhaftungen anordnet oder vollstreckt“.

01.05.2019 - 02:12 [ Paul Craig Roberts / Institute for Political Economy ]

Washington’s Coup Attempt In Venezuela

Perhaps the attempt will serve as a lesson to the Venezuelan government which has sat on its hands and failed to arrest Washington’s agent, Guaido, the self-proclaimed and Washington-proclaimed president of Venezuela.

13.04.2019 - 10:51 [ New York Times ]

Declassified Papers Show Anti-Castro Ideas Proposed to Kennedy

(19. November 1997)

“We could blow up a US warship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba,“ the memorandum said.

“We could develop a Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington,“ it continued. “The terror campaign could be pointed at Cuban refugees seeking haven in the United States. We could sink a boatload of Cubans enroute to Florida (real or simulated).“

The records show that on March 13, 1962, the Joint Chiefs of Staff endorsed these ideas as “suitable for planning purposes.“ No evidence exists that they were carried out.

13.04.2019 - 10:48 [ smeggys.co.uk ]

Operation Northwoods

Operation Northwoods was a 1962 plan by the U.S. Department of Defense to stage acts of simulated or real terrorism on US soil and against U.S. interests and then put the blame of these acts on Cuba in order to generate U.S. public support for military action against the Cuban government of Fidel Castro. As part of the U.S. government’s Operation Mongoose anti-Castro initiative, the plan, which was not implemented, called for various false flag actions, including simulated or real state-sponsored acts of terrorism on U.S. and Cuban soil. The plan was proposed by senior U.S. Department of Defense leaders, including the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lyman Louis Lemnitzer.

12.03.2019 - 18:05 [ IfNotNow / Twitter ]

In two weeks Netanyahu will be in Washington, meeting with Trump and giving the keynote speech at @AIPAC. As American Jews we must be clear: when Netanyahu claims to speak for the Jewish people, he is a liar, because he does not speak for us #NotMyJudaism

09.03.2019 - 10:56 [ ORF.at ]

Trump empfängt Brasiliens Staatschef Bolsonaro am 19. März

Die anhaltende Staatskrise in Venezuela soll ebenso Thema sein. Bolsonaro und Trump liegen in vielen Fragen auf einer Linie. Beide sind scharfe Kritiker der linken Regierungen in Kuba und Nicaragua und dringen auf einen Machtwechsel in Venezuela.

07.03.2019 - 14:35 [ New York Times ]

Democrats Put Off Anti-Semitism Resolution After Fierce Backlash

(6.3.2019) The closed-door meeting, the weekly gathering of House Democrats at the Capitol, generally involves discussion of the legislative agenda and political strategy. Instead, according to multiple people present, it turned into a gripe session over the treatment of Ms. Omar by her own party.

12.02.2019 - 16:33 [ Cato Institute ]

A Guide to Saudi Arabia’s Influence in Washington

(6.12.2018) The United States has long pursued a generally pro-Saudi policy in the Middle East, a legacy of the Cold War when the United States relied heavily on the Saudis to push back against Soviet influence. Saudi Arabia’s geopolitical importance-and its position as the world’s swing producer of oil-has often led U.S. policymakers to minimize criticism of Saudi Arabia. Even as fifteen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers were shown to be Saudi citizens, for example, the George W. Bush administration pushed to maintain the close U.S.-Saudi relationship while privately criticizing Saudi support for religious extremism. The Trump administration, however, has taken the United States’ selective vision on Saudi Arabia to new extremes.

12.02.2019 - 16:30 [ New York Times ]

Saudis and Extremism: ‘Both the Arsonists and the Firefighters’

(25.August 2016) Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump do not agree on much, but Saudi Arabia may be an exception. She has deplored Saudi Arabia’s support for “radical schools and mosques around the world that have set too many young people on a path towards extremism.” He has called the Saudis “the world’s biggest funders of terrorism.”

07.02.2019 - 09:11 [ US State Department ]

Statement by Ministers of the Global Coalition To Defeat ISIS/DAESH

9. In 2019, the Coalition expects to concentrate on implementing the Working Group action plans. With the conventional military effort against ISIS in Syria nearing culmination and shifting to a supporting rather than a central role, the Coalition members will open a discussion to plan the next phase of the campaign. This could involve an effort to counter ISIS’s reversion to insurgency in Syria and Iraq. It could also include, addressing ISIS’s trans-border networks, branches, and affiliates, which continue to present a significant, and in some cases, growing threat to the members of our Coalition as highlighted by the June 2018 Coalition meeting of Political Directors with a focus on Africa held in Skhirate, Morocco. In particular, the Coalition should remain united in its efforts to undermine ISIS’s brand by rolling back its access to the information space as a tool to spread its toxic ideology and propaganda. The Coalition is determined to increase the pressure to disrupt ISIS’s trans-regional network through increased information sharing and complementary efforts in counter-finance, strategic communication, law enforcement, the justice sector, and security for our homelands. Coalition Working Groups and members will strive to ensure that our goals are met across the broader diplomatic and counterterrorism ecosystem, and does not seek to duplicate existing mechanisms and lines of effort. The Coalition has gathered unique experience and information while fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria that can be of value to other international organizations and groupings combating terrorism.

10. We are gratified by the momentum collectively generated by the Coalition and its partners and once again express our determination to deliver ISIS an enduring defeat. Our joint engagement in Iraq and Syria will continue. We recognize the need for sustained coordination and consultation of the Coalition across all its lines of efforts and especially in the Core. The four Working Groups of the Coalition – Foreign Terrorist Fighters, Counter-ISIS Financing, Communications, and Stabilization – are essential, and we remain dedicated to their continued progress. With this in mind, we look forward to the Political Directors’ meeting in late spring and the regular meeting of the Coalition Working Groups in the year ahead.