Beyond the Pale: Iranian Regime’s Pattern of Depravity

first_imgBy ShareAmerica February 14, 2020 Ever since Islamic fundamentalists overthrew Iran’s government in 1979, the world has witnessed acts of aggression against other nations and peoples — and against the Iranian people themselves. From attacks on embassies — the very symbol of diplomacy and peaceful relations between nations — to hostage-taking, the murder of exiles and flat-out terrorism, the mullahs have flouted international law and left a trail of bloodshed in their wake.“Iran has a long history of unprovoked aggression, 40 years now, against its own people, against its neighbors, and indeed against civilization itself,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says. “From murdering and torturing their own people, to killing Americans from Lebanon to Iraq, to harboring al-Qaida even today, Iran has rampaged for four decades, and sadly with too few consequences.”Here are just a few examples.Storming embassiesInternational law recognizes embassies as inviolable. That means a host nation may not enter them without permission and, under the Vienna Convention, must protect them “against any intrusion or damage and to prevent any disturbance of the peace of the mission or impairment of its dignity.”Soon after the 1979 revolution, Iranian radicals stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days. The clerical regime countenanced this, and even today, hostage-takers retain positions of responsibility in Iran’s government.Iran’s regime similarly was behind the December 31, 2019 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. General Qassem Soleimani was the chief architect. His henchmen, the leaders of Iran-backed militias in Iraq, rallied crowds outside the embassy, encouraging the attack.Taking hostagesThe Iranian regime’s hostage-taking extends beyond embassies. Ever since the 1979 hostage crisis, the regime has used people as bargaining chips to extract money or policy concessions from other governments. Foreigners who work, study or visit family in Iran are frequent hostage-taking targets.Dual nationals like American-Iranian businessman Siamak Namazi and British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe are special targets of the regime’s wrath. Retired FBI agent Robert Levinson has been missing in Iran for more than 12 years. The Rewards for Justice program is offering up to $20 million for information leading to Levinson’s safe return.Killing exilesThe Iranian regime kills its own citizens abroad in a crime spree that spans the globe.Sometimes the targets are former political figures like exiled former Prime Minister Shapour Bakhtiar, killed August 6, 1991, at his home in the Paris suburbs; or the Iranian Kurdish dissident dispatched in Vienna on July 13, 1989; or the opposition figure murdered in Istanbul on February 20, 1996. The killings have not been limited to political opponents. Writers and other intellectuals are among the regime’s favorite targets.Sponsoring terrorIran’s clerical regime remains the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, even if it hides behind the proxy forces that do its dirty work. Hezbollah is notable here. In June 1985, it hijacked TWA flight 847 in Athens. Hezbollah bombings in Paris, between December 1985 and June 1986, killed 12 people and wounded 200 others.On July 18, 1994, Iran’s regime supported a Hezbollah suicide bomber who drove a van packed with explosives into the Argentine Jewish Mutual Aid Society building in Buenos Aires. The bombing killed 85 people, including a 5-year-old boy, and injured 300 others.Authorities arrested an Iranian operative in July 2012, who was conducting surveillance on a synagogue in Sofia, Bulgaria. When Pompeo says the U.S. seeks “to convince the Iranian regime to behave like a normal nation,” he means Iran should stop actions like these.last_img read more

10 Smart doorbells and locks to boost your home’s security » Gadget Flow

first_imgAugust Wi-Fi Smart Deadbolt LockThe August Wi-Fi Smart Deadbolt Lock is another great product on our list of smart doorbells and locks. This gadget connects right to your home network and lets you lock and unlock your door remotely, check door status, and give virtual guest keys. It even lets you see who’s coming and going. Level Touch Keyless Door LockLevel Touch keyless door Lock and a smartphone Rise Video door phone on an artistic backgroundBlurams Smart Video DoorbellThe Blurams Smart Video Doorbell has smart human recognition since it saves every face that appears at your door. Just register the faces in the app so that camera always knows who’s there. This gadget also lets you see what’s going on outside your door, even when you’re not there.Scout Video Doorbell Home AlarmThe Scout Video Doorbell Home Alarm is another great item on this list of smart doorbells and locks. Its camera gives you a half-circle field of view. Best of all, you can use it with either an analog or digital doorbell to keep an eye on your home. Now that’s a smart doorbell.Scout Video Doorbell Home AlarmScout Video Doorbell home alarm on an exterior wallSmart LocksWyze Lock Wireless Smart LockThe Wyze Lock Wireless Smart Lock lets you remotely lock and unlock your door from anywhere. It’s also easy to install. Once you’re connected to the Wyze app, you can manage your door from anywhere. Plus, the auto-unlock feature opens and closes the lock automatically when you walk up or away.Level Touch Keyless Door LockThe Level Touch Keyless Door lock lets you enter and exit your home easily. This home security device opens using only your finger or finger card. It also includes auto-lock technology that automatically locks your door after a predetermined delay, so you never have to worry about forgetting to lock up. You could go for a wire-free video doorbell that has a 180-degree angle, letting you see visitors from head to toe. And for a smart lock, there’s a keyless door lock that lets you enter with a fingerprint. How Back to the Future is that? Have a look at the gadgets on this list for some pretty cool ways to protect your home.Smart DoorbellsWyze Video DoorbellFirst up on our list of smart doorbells and locks is the Wyze Video Doorbell. This smart doorbell gives you a full view of visitors, and the 1080 full HD display provides improved video quality. Also, the two-way audio means you can talk to visitors when they near your door. Level Invisible Smart Lock Wyze Video Doorbell Level Invisible Smart Lock The Gadget Flow Daily Digest highlights and explores the latest intech trends to keep you informed. Want it straight to your inbox?Subscribe ➜ August Wi-Fi Smart Deadbolt LockAugust Wi-Fi smart deadbolt lock on an open door – Advertisement – igloohome Smart Keybox 3 Intelligent Lockbox Rise Video Door PhoneThe Rise Video Door Phone is another great option on this roundup of smart doorbells and locks. This door phone has a minimalistic joystick interface that shows you everything at your doorstep. In fact, the screen even pops up when you speak with others. It’s a more intuitive way to interact and also lets you communicate via text.Rise Video Door Phone– Advertisement – August Wi-Fi Smart Deadbolt Lock Level Touch Keyless Door Lock Level Touch Keyless Door Lock Arlo Essential Wire-Free Video DoorbellArlo Essential Wire-Free video doorbell on a door igloohome Smart Keybox 3 Intelligent Lockboxigloohome Smart Keybox 3 intelligent lockbox on a door Are you ready to have a more secure home with some of these smart doorbells and locks? Let us know your thoughts about these and any other home security gadgets you might have in the comments.Want more tech news, reviews, and guides from Gadget Flow? Follow us on Google News, Feedly, and Flipboard. If you’re using Flipboard, you should definitely check out our Curated Stories. We publish three new stories every day, so make sure to follow us to stay updated! Level Invisible Smart LockThe Level Invisible Smart Lock will let you stop worrying about whether you’ve forgotten your keys. This smart lock gives you a keyless entry to your home. Just connect this gadget to the app on your smartphone, and you can lock and unlock your door wherever you are. igloohome Smart Keybox 3 Intelligent Lockbox The Arlo Essential Wire-Free Video Doorbell lets you see up to 180 degrees outside of your home. It also allows you to set your own detection zones to receive alerts only in areas that matter. What’s more, the built-in siren can be triggered automatically or manually when there’s an intruder on your property. Looking for some great ways to secure your home? Look no further than the products on today’s roundup, smart doorbells and locks to boost your home’s security. Keep reading to learn about some of the best ways to keep an eye on your front door and protect your possessions from thieves.Everyone wants a more secure home. And in 2020, it’s easier and more cost effective than ever with the variety of smart doorbells and locks out there. These gadgets have changed the game when it comes to home security since you can monitor them from anywhere in the world.Related: 14 Smart Alexa devices and gadgets for your home- Advertisement – August Wi-Fi Smart Deadbolt Lock Arlo Essential Wire-Free Video Doorbell igloohome Smart Keybox 3 Intelligent LockboxThe igloohome Smart Keybox 3 Intelligent Lockbox is an upgrade to the previous model. It has enough space to store house keys, key fobs, and access cards. Best of all, you can even give your keys to someone who doesn’t have the app. All you have to do is generate PINs on the go and send them via your favorite messenger service. Wyze Video Doorbell Wyze Video DoorbellWyze video doorbell next to a door Arlo Essential Wire-Free Video Doorbell Arlo Essential Wire-Free Video Doorbell- Advertisement – Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she’s not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters. Level Invisible Smart LockLevel Invisible smart lock on a closed doorlast_img read more

Danny Murphy urges Arsenal and Manchester United to sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka

first_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 4 Mar 2019 4:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link998Shares (Picture: Getty)‘I think right now we are blessed in that area.‘This Wan-Bissaka, unfortunately for Palace fans, maybe they’ll keep him another year, it won’t do him any harm at all playing more games and getting more experience.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘There’s a gaping hole at Man Utd for a right-back. Ashley Young’s done brilliantly, but he’s 34. Comment Wan-Bissaka is wanted by a host of Premier League sides (Picture: Getty)Manchester United could fill a ‘gaping hole’ in their team by signing Crystal Palace star Aaron Wan-Bissaka, according to Danny Murphy.Wan-Bissaka has shot to prominence this season after breaking into Palace’s team and consistently impressing at right-back.Chelsea, Arsenal and United are reportedly interested in signing Wan-Bissaka and Murphy has backed the 21-year-old to make a big transfer in the near future.‘I do think this lad’s that special,’ Murphy said on TalkSport.ADVERTISEMENT Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reacts to late win over SouthamptonTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:34FullscreenOle Gunnar Solskjaer reacts to late win over Southamptonhttps://metro.co.uk/video/ole-gunnar-solskjaer-reacts-late-win-southampton-1874566/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘Has he overtaken Trippier or can he? He doesn’t play every week.‘He (Pochettino) switches between him and Aurier, he is not sure? Arsenal, their back four needs some improvement.’Wan-Bissaka’s talents have wowed Palace fans this campaign as the defender became the first player to make 100 plus tackles in Europe’s top five leagues over the weekend.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisement The Eagles want to keep Wan-Bissaka (Picture: Getty)Palace have firmly steered themselves away from relegation trouble in recent months and beat Burnley 3-1 in their last game.United got a close up look at Wan-Bissaka during their recent game at Selhurt Park, and Palace are wary of the increasing interest in their star youngster.Wan-Bissaka is under contract until 2022 and Palace are determined to keep hold of him beyond the summer.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Danny Murphy urges Arsenal and Manchester United to sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka Advertisementlast_img read more

Cesc Fabregas angers Arsenal and Chelsea fans with his comments about Tottenham’s comeback against Ajax

first_img Read More / About Connatix V67539 Read More PLAY Top articles by Metro Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE What a snake Cesc Fàbregas is.— Abdallah Fawaz (@GGravity3) May 8, 2019 SPONSORED Full Screen Arsenal and Chelsea fans are not happy with Cesc Fabregas praising Spurs (Getty Images)Arsenal and Chelsea fans have turned on Cesc Fabregas after the midfielder praised Tottenham’s comeback against Ajax in the Champions League.Spurs looked on the brink of elimination on Wednesday evening as they went two goals down by half-time and trailed 3-0 on aggregate.But Mauricio Pochettino’s side staged a remarkable fightback in the second half and a hat-trick from Lucas Moura, which included a dramatic winner in the sixth minute of injury time, booked Spurs’ place in the Champions League final on June 1.After the match, Fabregas was quick to praise Tottenham’s remarkable achievement.ADVERTISEMENT 1/1 Metro Sport ReporterThursday 9 May 2019 1:43 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares Read More Skip Ad Video Settings Pochettino reacts to stunning Spurs comeback against AjaxTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 13:24FullscreenPochettino reacts to stunning Spurs comeback against Ajaxhttps://metro.co.uk/video/pochettino-reacts-stunning-spurs-comeback-against-ajax-1921690/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal ‘Credit where it’s due,’ the midfielder posted on Twitter.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘What a comeback from Spurs. What a coach Pochettino is.’ Lucas Moura’s hat-trick sealed Spurs’ comeback vs Ajax (Getty Images ) Read More Read More Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Advertisement Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Fabregas also hailed Mauricio Pochettino after Spurs’ win in Amsterdam (Getty Images )But Fabregas’ comments did not sit well with Chelsea and Arsenal supporters due to his allegiance with both clubs.And fans let Fabregas know that they were not happy with his public praise of their Premier League rivals. Comment Coming Next Cesc Fabregas angers Arsenal and Chelsea fans with his comments about Tottenham’s comeback against Ajax 🐍🐍🐍— #MustafiOut (@AlexDTokeville) May 8, 2019 1 min. story Advertisement Skip last_img read more

Year 2016: AFP Sports quotes of the year

first_imgJamaica’s Usain Bolt (2ndL) reacts after he crossed the finish line head of USA’s Justin Gatlin (R), Canada’s Andre De Grasse (L) and France’s Jimmy Vicaut to win the Men’s 100m Final.Paris, France | AFP | ATHLETICS“There you go. I’m the greatest.” – Usain Bolt on securing his ‘triple triple’ of 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay golds at the Rio Olympics“I have to make a new bucket list now. I’ve achieved all I wanted to in track and field.” – Jamacian sprint star Bolt“I don’t consider myself a traitor. I simply revealed the shameful truth, which our country doesn’t want to confront, and the only reason I told the truth about it all, was to try and put a stop to it.” – Whistleblower Yulia Stepanova who exposed Russia’s state-backed oping programmeSWIMMING“This is how I wanted to finish my career. I’ve lived a dream come true. Being able to cap it off with these Games is just the perfect way to finish.” – Michael Phelps after winning his 23rd Olympic gold medal in Rio“Sun Yang, he pisses purple!” – French swimmer Camille Lacourt on Chinese rival Sun Yang, the Olympic 200m freestyle champion who served a doping ban in 2014“It was quite hard to think that you are a swimmer and you might end up dying in the water.” – Syrian refugee swimmer Yusra Mardini who competed in the Rio GamesFOOTBALL“I came like a king, left like a legend.” – Sweden’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic on his departure from Paris Saint-Germain to Manchester United.“The ugly duckling went and scored. Now he’s a beautiful swan. ” – Portugal coach Fernando Santos on Euro 2016 hero Eder“From the beginning when something was wrong I’ve been saying: ‘Dilly-ding, dilly-dong, wake up, wake up!’ So on Christmas Day I bought for all the players and all the staff a little bell. It was just a joke.” – Leicester’s Italian manager Claudio Ranieri’s warning to players not to slip up in training as they charged towards the Premier League titleGYMNASTICS“I’m not the next Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps. I’m the first Simone Biles.” – Biles after winning the women’s all-around gold in RioBOXING“I’ve done lots of cocaine. Lots of it. That ain’t a performance enhancing drug.” – Former world heavyweight champion Tyson FuryOLYMPICS“(A) shocking new dimension in doping with an unprecedented level of criminality.” – IOC President Thomas Bach on allegations of Russian doping at the Sochi 2014 Winter OlympicsCRICKET “I got a call yesterday, it was probably 30 seconds, from the chairman of selectors telling me that they’ve reviewed the captaincy of the Twenty20 team and I won’t be captain anymore and that my performances have not merited selection in the squad.” – Darren Sammy after being sacked as captain of the West Indies team despite leading them to a second world title in 2016.“I woke up at 5:00 am thinking I’d missed the bus so I jumped out of bed and panicked about where everything was.” – England batsman Keaton Jennings after marking his Test debut with a century against India in Mumbai“I’m sleeping with him tonight.” – South Africa captain Faf du Plessis on fast bowler Kagiso Rabada who took seven wickets in the win over Australia in PerthTENNISReporter to Venus Williams at the US Open: “Just talk about the joy quotient versus the win quotient.” Venus: “The what?”“Seems like doubles players today would be getting callouses from shaking hands after every point, whether won or lost.” – Coaching guru Nick Bollettieri on the vogue for celebrations during doubles matchesGOLF“Look, it’s my opinion. I think my opinion is shared by a few people, but some people may think it’s wrong, and that’s fine. I’ve spent seven years trying to please everyone, and I figured out that I can’t really do that, so I may as well be true to myself.” – Rory McIlroy defends his decision not to play in the Olympics, and says he would be watching the “stuff that matters” at home“Big picture, it feels good to be back out here playing again, competing and trying to beat the best players in the world. I missed it. I love it.” – Tiger Woods on competing again at the Hero World Challenge after nearly 16 months away from the PGA TourFORMULA ONE“I have climbed my mountain, I am on the peak, so this feels right.” – World champion Nico Rosberg on his decision to retire“It appears currently the ‘guy above’ doesn’t really want me to win right now.” – Rosberg’s Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton, who ended runner-up.RUGBY UNION“It says a lot about how he looks after kids because they were all over the place.” – Ireland coach Joe Schmidt after a young and injury-hit Ireland beat Australia 27-24 in November. He was responding to Ireland’s Simon Zebo, who said it was like a creche and he felt like the old guy on the pitch as Ireland become first Northern Hemisphere side since England in 2003 to beat all three of the traditional Southern Hemisphere giants in a calendar year.“I said a prayer on the way over, ‘Please, Jesus, let him have shaved!” – Olive Foley, widow of former Ireland and Munster No8 Anthony ‘Axel’ Foley, giving the eulogy at his funeral — flanked by their two young sons — adding a piece of dry humour about the trip to Paris to collect his body after the Munster head coach died aged 42 on eve of a European Champions Cup clash with Racing 92.CYCLING“I wanted it to end like this and not with some crappy little race in northern France — Paris-Tours — climbing off in the feed zone. It’s brilliant.” – Bradley Wiggins after winning a fifth Olympic gold and British record eighth medal in his fifth Olympics at Rio Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more