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  • The little-known group at the center of the Turkey-Russia crisis (He looks like an ISIS to me)

    11/24/2015 2:14:29 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 14 replies
    vox.com ^ | November 24, 2015, 2:50 p.m. ET | Jennifer Williams
    The little-known group at the center of the Turkey-Russia crisis Updated by Jennifer Williams on November 24, 2015, 2:50 p.m. ET @jenn_ruth jennifer@vox.com Jennifer R. Williams: How do you think this incident will affect Turkish-Russian relations? Henri Barkey: Until recently, the Turks and the Russians had succeeded in compartmentalizing their differences over Syria. Because they're on opposite sides: Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war, the Turks have tried to do everything they could to overthrow Assad, and Russia has done everything they could to keep Assad in power. But it didn't affect the relationship between [Turkish President Recep...
  • NATO Is Harboring ISIS, And Here's The Evidence

    11/24/2015 10:02:49 PM PST · by amorphous · 45 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 24 Nov 2015 | Tyler
    For the better part of a year, Turkey remained on the sidelines in the "fight" against ISIS. Then, on July 20, a powerful explosion ripped through the town of Suruc. 33 people were killed including a number of Socialist Party of the Oppressed (ESP) and Socialist Youth Associations Federation (SGDF) members who planned to assist in the rebuilding of Kobani. The attack was promptly attributed to Islamic State who took "credit" for the tragedy the next day. To be sure, the attack came at a rather convenient time for President Tayyip Erdogan. A little over a month earlier, the ruling...
  • Russian jet pilot says there were 'no warnings' by Turkey before plane was shot down

    11/25/2015 7:18:14 AM PST · by McGruff · 65 replies
    Daily Mirror ^ | 25 NOV 2015
    The surviving pilot of a Russian jet downed by Turkey has said there were no warnings before they were struck out of the sky, it's reported. Captain Konstantin Murakhtin told a Russian TV station that his plane was flying over Syrian territory and did not violate Turkish airspace. Speaking for the first time since the incident yesterday, the pilot said he knew the region like the back of his hand and "couldn't possibly have flown into Turkish airspace".
  • Turkey could cut off Islamic State’s supply lines. So why doesn’t it? (ISIS are allies)

    11/25/2015 6:28:57 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 25 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Thursday 19 November 2015 12.04 EST | David Graeber
    Turkey could cut off Islamic State’s supply lines. So why doesn’t it? David Graeber Last modified on Thursday 19 November 2015 12.04 EST Western leaders could destroy Islamic State by calling on Erdoğan to end his attacks on Kurdish forces in Syria and Turkey and allow them to fight Isis on the ground How could Isis be eliminated? In the region, everyone knows. All it would really take would be to unleash the largely Kurdish forces of the YPG (Democratic Union party) in Syria, and PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ party) guerillas in Iraq and Turkey. These are, currently, the main forces...
  • EU flags disappear from Polish government press briefings

    11/25/2015 6:44:45 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 11/24/15
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's new prime minister has broken with the practice of pro-European predecessors and has removed the EU flag from her weekly news conference. Beata Szydlo appeared Tuesday to brief reporters after the first working meeting with her Cabinet since the conservative Law and Justice party took power last week, and stood in front of Polish flags only. Asked about the change, Szydlo said that in these difficult times she is grateful that Poland belongs to NATO and the EU, but that government press briefings devoted to national matters will from now on take place "against the...
  • Putin Tells The World What Kurds Have Been Shouting For A Year: Turkey Supports ISIS

    11/24/2015 11:06:32 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 37 replies
    kurdishquestion.com ^ | 24th November 2015 | kurdishquestion.com
    Putin Tells The World What Kurds Have Been Shouting For A Year: Turkey Supports ISIS 24th November 2015 Kurdish Question Russian President Vladimir Putin has finally told the world what the Kurds have been saying for over a year. That the Turkish state, it's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and AKP government are facilitating, supporting and benefiting from the terror waged by ISIS (Daesh). The downing of a Russian fighter jet this morning by Turkish F16 fighter jets in an area near the Turkey-Syria border has led Russian President Putin to speak bluntly about what he has been reluctant to say...
  • ‘A Shocking Truth Is Unfolding’: Matt Drudge Teases Bombshell Claim About U.S. and Islamic State

    11/24/2015 12:56:42 PM PST · by amorphous · 185 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 24 Nov 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Matt Drudge dropped a huge claim against the U.S. government, arguing "America has been arming" the Islamic State in a cryptic tweet. No other context was immediately provided.
  • (Chicago) Who was LaQuan McDonald?

    11/23/2015 7:56:51 PM PST · by VideoPaul · 21 replies
    WMAQ-TV Chicago ^ | 11/23/2015 | Carol Marin
    The single image of LaQuan McDonald for the past six months has been that of a 17-year-old African-American teenager dressed in a red graduation cap and gown. Beyond the fact that he was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer the night of October 20, 2014, only a few facts about the remainder of his life have been reported. /See video at link)
  • Kuwait news: Russians in ground combat first time in Syria, numerous rebel battalions in retreat

    11/23/2015 1:04:50 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 37 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 11/23/2016 | YOSSI MELMAN
    Report: Russian ground troops arrive in Syria in unprecedented military action By YOSSI MELMAN 11/23/2015 10:49 The Kuwaiti report adds that Russian forces have already taken over multiple strategic positions and have forced numerous rebel battalions to retreat. In an unprecedented move, Russia has sent ground-troops into the Syrian battlefield in support of Bashar Assad as the dictator struggles to maintain his power in the continuous four-year-long civil war, according to a report by Kuwaiti daily al-Rai. The report, which has not been substantiated by other sources, claims Russian military forces have been providing cover for T-90 tanks along with...
  • Feinstein says Islamic State stronger, criticizes U.S. approach

    11/22/2015 9:26:08 PM PST · by Mariner · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 22nd, 2015 | By Doina Chiacu
    Leading Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein said on Sunday the United States is not doing enough to fight Islamic State, and the group is gaining strength outside Iraq and Syria. Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, said Secretary of State John Kerry gave the panel a more comprehensive picture last week of the U.S. strategy to combat Islamic State, including talks in Vienna to find a diplomatic solution to the Syrian crisis. However, she said on CBS, "I don't think the approach is sufficient to the job." Feinstein said President Barack Obama's decision to send 50 special forces...
  • Assad: Syrian troops advancing thanks to Russian airstrikes

    11/22/2015 9:21:39 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 11 replies
    AP ^ | Nov 22 2015 | AP
    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad says his forces are advancing on "almost" all fronts thanks to Russian airstrikes that began nearly two months ago and have tipped the balance in his favor in some parts of the country. In remarks published Sunday, Assad told China's Phoenix Television that the Russians depend on Syrian ground forces and "cooperate with us." He added that Syrian troops had achieved victories in some areas before the strikes began but "could not be present everywhere in Syria."
  • US lawmakers say forget Assad, focus on ISIS

    11/22/2015 7:02:49 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 63 replies
    AP/Yahoo News ^ | Nov 20 2015 | Deb Reichman
    In an unusual alliance, a House Democrat and Republican have teamed up to urge the Obama administration to stop trying to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad and focus all its efforts on destroying Islamic State militants. Reps. Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat, and Austin Scott, a Republican, introduced legislation on Friday to end what they called an "illegal war" to overthrow Assad, the leader of Syria accused of killing tens of thousands of Syrian citizens in a more than four-year-old civil war entangled in a battle against IS extremists, also known as ISIS. "The U.S. is waging two wars in Syria,"...
  • Top U.S. general [Retired]: 'We are not trying to destroy ISIS'

    11/22/2015 6:04:16 PM PST · by amorphous · 45 replies
    WND ^ | 22 Nov 2015 | Greg Corombos
    ISIS can be defeated, but it will take much greater will on the part of President Obama, an exponentially more robust air campaign with more reasonable rules of engagement and Arab ground forces to get the job done, according to retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney. McInerney spent 35 years in uniform and rose to the role of assistant vice chief of staff, the number three position in the Air Force. He also served as a combat pilot in Vietnam and as vice commander of U.S. Air Forces Europe. He said the first step is for Obama to...
  • Syrian Christian Leaders Call on U.S. to End Support for Anti-Assad Rebels

    11/22/2015 11:36:51 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 25 replies
    Time ^ | Jan 30 2104 | Elisabeth Dias
    The stories told by five top Syrian Christian leaders about the horrors their churches are experiencing at the hands of Islamic extremists are biblical in their brutality. Bishop Elias Toumeh, representative of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, tells of the funeral he led ten days ago for the headless body of one of his parishioners in Marmarita. Rev. Adeeb Awad, vice moderator of the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon, explains how the rebels blew up his church and then pointed the finger at the regime. Bishop Armash Nalbandian, primate of the Armenian Church...
  • Syria archbishop calls on West to back President Bashar al-Assad in war against Islamist rebels

    11/22/2015 11:49:09 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 1 replies
    Telegraph | Oct 15 2013 | Telegraph
    A leading Christian bishop in Syria has welcomed Russia's intervention in the country's civil war, saying the West should follow Vladimir Putin in backing President Bashar al-Assad rather than rebel groups dominated by Islamic extremists. Archbishop Jean-Clément Jeanbart, who is based in the war-ravaged northern city of Aleppo, said Mr Putin's involvement had brought "hope" to many of Syria's Christian minority, who thought it might force the warring sides to the negotiating table. In an interview with The Telegraph during a visit to London, he also urged Britain and America to re-examine their assessment of President Assad, who he claimed...
  • Black Activist Punched at Donald Trump Rally in Birmingham

    11/22/2015 5:08:34 AM PST · by kristinn · 110 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, November 22, 2015 | Jenna Johnson and Mary Jordan
    A white man punched and attempted to choke a black protester who was thrown on the ground at a Donald Trump rally in Birmingham on Saturday morning, as an onlooker yelled, "Don't choke him! Don't choke him!" The protester, identified by local media as well-known activist Mercutio Southall Jr., started shouting during Trump's speech and could be heard yelling, "Black lives matter!" A fight broke out around him, prompting Trump to briefly halt the rally and demand removal of Southall. "Get him the hell out of here, will you please?" Trump said. The crowd alternated between cheering and booing as...
  • Trump: Black Lives Matter Protester Allegedly Punched At Rally ‘Should Have Been Roughed Up’

    11/22/2015 5:48:22 PM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/22/15 | Derek Hunter
    Mercutio Southall Jr., a Black Lives Matter protester, was allegedly punched at a Donald Trump rally in Alabama after he disrupted the event by yelling “Black lives matter.” Reports also claim someone attempted to choke Southall as well.When the ruckus broke out, the crowd immediately booed and shouted down Southall with chants of “All lives matter.”For his part, Trump can be heard saying from the stage, “Get him the hell out of here, will you, please?”Appearing on Fox and Friends the morning after the dust up, Trump was unapologetic. The GOP frontrunner said Southall, “was so obnoxious and so loud,...
  • Trump tweet on African-American crime sets off firestorm

    11/22/2015 5:39:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 65 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/22/15 | Curt Mills
    Donald Trump's notorious Twitter presence landed him in a little hot water with segments of the internet commentariat Sunday with a tweet about black-on-black crime.Trump appears to have been arguing that the new national focus on criminal justice reform is perhaps misguided, as most slain African-Americans are killed by other African-Americans, not police officers. Trump's argument and the graphic he shared immediately drew the ire of some thinkers. Some argued that Trump was pandering to sentiment that was already prevalent within the Republican base.Additionally, some took exception to the veracity of the claims in Trump's graphic, arguing particularly that the...
  • Trump takes heat for tweet about black murder rates

    11/22/2015 2:15:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 22, 2015 | Cory Bennett
    Donald Trump is taking heat on social media for a Sunday afternoon tweet of statistics purporting to show that the vast majority of murdered black people in the U.S. are killed by other black people. The tweet was apparently Trump’s response to a Twitter thread about support from white supremacists for the GOP front-runner. It also comes the day after a Black Lives Matter protester said he was physically and verbally assaulted at a Trump rally. The image Trump posted includes a list of “USA Crime Statistics ~ 2015.” The two that are highlighted are “Blacks Killed by Police ~~...
  • Diamond and Silk tell a BLM Protester how to Act at a Donald Trump Rally

    11/22/2015 3:16:52 PM PST · by digger48 · 34 replies
    You Tube ^ | Nov 22, 2015 | The Viewers View
    The girls are back with a new one on the BLM activist at Trumps rally
  • Donald Trump on his Black Lives Matter heckler: 'Maybe he should have been roughed up'

    11/22/2015 10:34:07 AM PST · by Fhios · 42 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo ^ | 11/22/2015 | Colin Campbel
    During a Sunday-morning interview, real-estate mogul Donald Trump expressed some support for his fans who reportedly punched and kicked a heckler the day before at a presidential-campaign rally.
  • Al Sharpton gives himself 71% raise thanks to de Blasio, Obama

    11/22/2015 10:58:23 AM PST · by PROCON · 10 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Nov. 22, 2015 | Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein
    It pays to have friends in high places. Al Sharpton gave himself a 71 percent raise last year after his National Action Network group drew a record $6.9 million in donations — as the controversial cleric’s association with Mayor de Blasio and President Obama lent him a newfound air of legitimacy. De Blasio’s election gave Sharpton a seat at City Hall, as the mayor treated him as an adviser and presented him at a press event next to Police Commissioner Bill Bratton after the death of Eric Garner. Also in 2014, Obama addressed NAN’s annual convention, bringing along five...
  • Crimea without power from Ukraine after electricity pylons 'blown up'

    11/22/2015 11:06:15 AM PST · by amorphous · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | 22 Nov 2015 | Jason Bush and Alessandra Prentice
    Crimea was left without electricity supplies from Ukraine on Sunday after pylons carrying power lines to the Russia-annexed peninsula were blown up overnight. It was not immediately clear who had damaged the pylons, but a Russian senator described the move as an "act of terrorism" and implied that Ukrainian nationalists were to blame. Crimea receives the bulk of its electricity from the Ukrainian mainland and its seizure by Russia last year prompted fury in Kiev and the West, which then imposed economic sanctions on Russian companies and individuals. Russia's Energy Ministry said emergency electricity supplies had been turned on for...
  • Islamic State booby-trap dolls in twisted bid to kill kids

    11/22/2015 9:05:07 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 21 replies
    Daily Star ^ | Nov. 22, 2015 | Siba Jackson
    The terror group have sunk to a new low after shocking pictures emerged of the toys booby-trapped with explosives. Iraqi forces seized almost 20 dolls after foiling a major ISIS bomb plot to target Shia Muslims. Security forces in Baghdad disabled and destroyed 18 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) hidden inside the hollow bodies of the toys, which were re-dressed in clothing. ISIS intended to use the doll-bombs to massacre millions of Shia Muslims during the annual pilgrimage for Arbaeen, next month.
  • Trumps Silent Majority Makes Loud Ugly Noises Online

    09/30/2015 7:51:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    WhoWhatWhy ^ | September 30, 2015 | Klaus Marre
    Early in September, Shaquandra Ratliff was killed in Chicago. The young mother was shot when a fight broke out at a death remembrance party for a gang member slain a year ago. But police say Ratliff had no gang affiliation and simply was at the wrong place at the wrong time. In other words, this is a story about yet another innocent black person shot to death. A report on the killing was posted on Yahoo! News, the most popular news site in the United States. Yahoo! News allows people to comment on articles and/or to vote on comments. A...
  • Black Activist Punched at Trump Rally

    11/22/2015 8:42:48 AM PST · by lbryce · 1 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 22, 2015 | Jenna Johnson and Mary Jordan
    A white man punched and attempted to choke a black protester who was thrown on the ground at a Donald Trump rally here on Saturday morning, as an onlooker yelled, "Don't choke him! Don't choke him!" The protester, identified by local media as well-known activist Mercutio Southall Jr., started shouting during Trump's speech and could be heard yelling, "Black lives matter!" A fight broke out around him, prompting Trump to briefly halt the rally and demand the removal of Southall. "Get him the hell out of here, will you, please?" Trump said. The crowd alternated between cheering and booing as...
  • WATCH: Trump Tosses BLM Heckler From Alabama Rally: 'Get Him the Hell Out of Here!' [2 VIDEOS]

    During a rally today in Birmingham, AL, Donald Trump told security to get a Black Lives Matter protester "the hell out of here." The African-American protester disrupted Trump during his speech, pulling off a sweatshirt to reveal a "Black Lives Matter" t-shirt and heckling the Republican candidate. He then promised that what happened to Democratic candidate Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders when his speech was taken over by two young Black Lives Matter protesters would never happen to him. In the speech, Trump told supporters that as president, he would be in favor of keeping surveillance on certain mosques and would...
  • Black Protester Attacked at Donald Trump Rally Called 'Monkey' and Other Racial Slurs, He Says

    11/22/2015 4:58:36 AM PST · by kristinn · 112 replies
    Al.com ^ | Saturday, November 21, 2015 | Carol Robinson
    The Black Lives Matter protester attacked during Donald's Trump's Birmingham rally said he was punched, kicked and called "n****r" while a group of eight or nine people were on top of him. Mercutio Southall Jr., a well-known activist who said he has been tased at least 30 times and just recently marched heavily –armed through a Birmingham neighborhood to teach people about gun rights, said he is sore after today's pummeling but doesn't think he was seriously injured. "I'm alive,'' Southall told AL.com in his first interview since he was escorted out of the Birmingham- Jefferson Convention Complex. Southall said...
  • Student who posted ‘I’m going to shoot every black person I can on campus’ … is black

    11/19/2015 5:09:20 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    TheCollegeFix.com ^ | November 19, 2015 | College Fix Staff
    Add another tally mark under the hate-crime hoax scorecard.A student at the Michigan-basedDelta College wasarrested recently after posting on Yik Yak“I’m going to shoot every black person I can on campus. Starting tomorrow morning,” MLive reports."The message triggered an investigation and police security response that led to the arrest of a Delta College student living in SVSU housing,” the news outlet added. “Emmanuel D. Bowden, 21, is charged with making a false report or threat of terrorism."According to thepolice report, after the threat went viral, Bowden posted he was only kidding.Read the full report.
  • Black student accused of making false threat against blacks

    11/18/2015 3:37:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    WFQX-TV ^ | November 18, 2015 | The Associated Press
    SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) - A community college student living at Saginaw Valley State University is accused of threatening to shoot blacks on campus. Police reports obtained by The Saginaw News (http://bit.ly/1S2SWvO ) say Emmanuel Bowden made threats on the social media site Yik Yak last week but subsequently said it was just a joke. The 21-year-old, who is black, attends Delta Community College but lives at Saginaw Valley. He's charged with making a false threat of terrorism....
  • Guy Who Threatened To ‘Shoot Every Black’ Kid On Campus… Is Black

    11/21/2015 8:43:57 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/20/2015 | Eric Owens
    Police on the campus of a taxpayer-funded university in central Michigan have arrested a man for posting a threat against black people on Yik Yak, the anonymous social media app. The threat declared: “I’m going to shoot every black person I can on campus. Starting tomorrow morning.” The man who police arrested, Emmanuel D. Bowden, is black.
  • Black Michigan student charged in threat to ‘shoot every black person I can’

    11/21/2015 5:23:42 PM PST · by grundle · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Police at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan have arrested a black man who allegedly posted on the social media site Yik Yak a threat to “shoot every black person I can on campus.” Emmanuel D. Bowden, a 21-year-old Delta College student living on the SVSU campus, is charged with making a false report or threat of terrorism, a felony that carries a maximum punishment of 20 years in prison, The Saginaw News reported. Emmanuel D. Bowden
  • Fake Hate: Black Student Arrested for Threatening to Murder All Blacks at Michigan School

    11/21/2015 6:22:26 PM PST · by grundle · 30 replies
    Getaway Pundit ^ | November 21, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Emmanuel D. Bowden was arrested on Friday. Police arrested a man for posting a threat against black people on campus. The threat declared: "I'm going to shoot every black person I can on campus. Starting tomorrow morning."
  • Russia ‘must change strategy’..if it wants to join ‘anti-ISIS’ coalition –State Dept

    11/21/2015 8:56:12 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 70 replies
    Russia Today, Moscow ^ | Nov 21 2015 | RT
    Russia is not welcome to join the US-led coalition in Syria, as France has proposed, until it changes its “focus” and stops “propping up” President Assad, the US State Department said. Yet, Washington continues to insist their goal isn’t defeating Assad. “If other nations not in the coalition [the US-led coalition] want to join it and become part of it and focus on the fight against ISIL [Islamic State/IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL] that’s a conversation we’re certainly willing to have,” US State Department spokesperson John Kirby said. An appeal to expand the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State came from French President...
  • No political transition in Syria until terrorists are destroyed – Assad

    11/21/2015 8:42:06 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 6 replies
    RT ^ | Nov 20 2015 | RT
    Syrian President Bashar Assad has said that the internationally agreed upon 18-month timeline for political transition in Syria may only begin after Islamic State and other terror groups are defeated in the country. “There will be no point in deciding any timetable, because you cannot achieve anything politically while you have the terrorists taking over many areas in Syria, and they’re going to be – they are already – the main obstacle of any real political advancement,” Assad said in an interview with Italy’s RAI UNO channel. After the terrorists are defeated, the political transition in Syria won’t require a...
  • U.S. training helped mold top Islamic State military commander

    11/20/2015 8:21:55 PM PST · by Mariner · 13 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | September 15, 2015 | By Mitchell Prothero
    KILLIS, Turkey The 15 Chechens looking to cross the border from Turkey to Syria didn’t strike Abdullah as particularly important or unusual. It was early summer in 2012, and as a smuggler based in the Turkish border town of Killis, Abdullah, who’d fled his home village in Syria because of fighting on the outskirts of Aleppo, was used to secretive groups of foreigners – journalists, aid workers and many recently aspiring jihadists – hiring him to cross Turkish military lines at the border while avoiding what was then still a significant Syrian government presence in northern Syrian. “In 2012, everyone...
  • Turkey summons Russian envoy over bombing of Turkmens in Syria: PM

    11/20/2015 9:36:09 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11-20-2015 | Reuters Ankara
    Turkey has summoned Russia's ambassador in protest over the "intensive" bombing of Turkmen villages in northern Syria by Russian warplanes, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told reporters on Friday. In the meeting with the ambassador, Andrei Karlov, Turkey called for an immediate end to the Russian military operation, which is near the Turkish border, the foreign ministry said in a statement. "It was stressed that the Russian side's actions were not a fight against terror, but they bombed civilian Turkmen villages and this could lead to serious consequences," the foreign ministry said
  • Turkey could cut off Islamic State’s supply lines. So why doesn’t it?

    11/18/2015 10:26:01 PM PST · by Cronos · 20 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 18 Nov 2015 | David Graeber
    How could Isis be eliminated? In the region, everyone knows. All it would really take would be to unleash the largely Kurdish forces of the YPG (Democratic Union party) in Syria, and PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ party) guerillas in Iraq and Turkey. These are, currently, the main forces actually fighting Isis on the ground. They have proved extraordinarily militarily effective and oppose every aspect of Isis’s reactionary ideology. But instead, YPG-controlled territory in Syria finds itself placed under a total embargo by Turkey, and PKK forces are under continual bombardment by the Turkish air force. Not only has Erdoğan done almost...
  • US Media Shows Footage of Russian Airstrikes Passed Off as American

    11/21/2015 2:06:49 PM PST · by marvel5 · 16 replies
    Sputnik ^ | November 20, 2015 | Sputnik
    PBS NewsHour, a daily US television news program shown on the US Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), used footage of Russian airstrikes against ISIL targets, claiming that they were US airstrikes, an Information Clearing House article revealed.
  • Trump supporters, Black Lives Matter protester clash at rally

    11/21/2015 3:34:48 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 87 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | Reena Flores
    During a campaign rally for Republican presidential contender Donald Trump in Birmingham, Alabama, on Saturday, a fight broke out between a Black Lives Matter protester and other event attendees. One video from the event, shot by a CNN reporter, shows several Trump supporters shoving and kicking a black protester on the ground. CNN reports that the man appeared to have been shouting "black lives matter," a slogan that was also printed on his shirt. The network reported that at least six attendees pushed and tackled the man when he refused to leave the event. One rally attendee can be heard...
  • USA Delivers 19,000 Bombs to Wahabist Saudis Supporting ISIS

    11/21/2015 4:41:36 PM PST · by lbryce · 47 replies
    Russian Insider ^ | November 19, 2015 | Staff
    Originally appeared at German Economic News. Translated by Susan Neumann. Hey, Muhammad Barack Obama Al-Husseini: My boots haven't been licked for awhile. Please bend down and start with the left boot Could it be any more clear who is on the right side, and who is on the wrong side of this conflict? The Islamist theocracy Saudi Arabia is getting heavy ammunition equaling billions of dollars from the United States. It remains to be seen whether this economic booster shot for the U.S. defense industry will lead to consequences in Syria. The Saudis are fighting covertly against the Russians. The...
  • WATCH: Trump Tosses BLM Heckler From Alabama Rally: 'Get Him the Hell Out of Here!'

    11/21/2015 1:29:25 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 41 replies
    Fox Insider ^ | November 21, 2015
    protestor at Trump's rally. He pulls off a sweatshirt to show "Black Lives Matter" t-shirt. Trump yells "get him the hell out of here"(Fox) — Greta Van Susteren (@greta) November 21, 2015 During a rally today in Birmingham, AL, Donald Trump told security to get a Black Lives Matter protester "the hell out of here." The African-American protester disrupted Trump during his speech, pulling off a sweatshirt to reveal a "Black Lives Matter" t-shirt and heckling the Republican candidate. This guy is heckling trump. Now being booed. "Get him the hell out of here." - Trump. #TrumpBham pic.twitter.com/zTxR6OK1t0 — Cort...
  • The Mushroom Cloud ISIS Has In Store For Us

    09/30/2015 7:18:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/30/15 | Matthew Vadum
    A sobering warning: Like illegal aliens, Islamic State terrorists don't use official border crossings The totalitarian mass murderers of Islamic State are hellbent on acquiring nuclear weapons and using them against their enemies in the West, a reporter who was embedded with the Salafi jihadist fighters in occupied Syria is warning. German journalist Jrgen Todenhfer, who spent 10 anxious days living in Islamic State-held Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor in Syria with the jihadists, wants the world to know that the terrorist group is deadly serious about unleashing a nuclear tsunami on those who oppose its efforts to create an Islamic...
  • Journalist who returned from Islamic State HQ tells RT how jihadists can be defeated

    11/21/2015 12:35:25 PM PST · by Mariner · 18 replies
    Russia Today ^ | Published time: 21 Nov, 2015 14:55 | Unattributed
    RT spoke to Jurgen Todenhofer, the first Western journalist who was allowed to enter territory controlled by the so-called Islamic State. A year ago, he spent 10 days among the terrorists, also visiting Raqqa, the capital of the self-proclaimed caliphate. To arrange the journey, Todenhofer held Skype discussions with Islamic State (formerly ISIS/ISIL) for six months before they agreed to his visit. Finally, the jihadists gave him official guarantee safety. “It was in their interest to fulfill their promises that I would come back alive – and I came back alive,” he said. After spending several days with ISIS militants,...
  • Biden: Turks, Saudis, UAE funded and armed Al Nusra and Al Qaeda (FLASHBACK)

    11/21/2015 12:17:09 PM PST · by marvel5 · 2 replies
    Mideast Shuffle ^ | October 4, 2014 | Mideast Shuffle
    (Biden): And what my constant cry was that our biggest problem is our allies – our allies in the region were our largest problem in Syria. The Turks were great friends – and I have the greatest relationship with Erdogan, which I just spent a lot of time with – the Saudis, the Emiratis, etc. What were they doing? They were so determined to take down Assad and essentially have a proxy Sunni-Shia war, what did they do? They poured hundreds of millions of dollars and tens, thousands of tons of weapons into anyone who would fight against Assad except...
  • Professor: "White Christians" Must Repent for Privilege by Paying Reparations to Blacks

    11/21/2015 10:32:05 AM PST · by rightistight · 118 replies
    iOTW Report ^ | 11/21/15 | Aurelius
    Jennifer Harvey, a Professor of Religion at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, is calling on "white Christians" to repent for their forefathers' sins and their current privilege by paying reparations. Speaking at Drew Theological School, Dr. Harvey said that calling all races "equal" is "a morally incoherent paradigm" that cannot solve the racial injustices that are in the United States. Instead, white Christians need to "repent" by paying reparations to African Americans. "Reconciliation rests on the assumption that all of our differences can be similarly celebrated and embraced," she explained. "I can come to better love and appreciate your...
  • Study estimates Israel's nuclear weapon count stands at 115

    11/21/2015 6:10:10 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/21/2015 | YOSSI MELMAN
    Astudy conducted by the US based Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) estimated that Israel had 115 nuclear bombs in its possession in 2014. The study was composed by the institute's founder David Albright, and was part of a more comprehensive study on the worldwide inventory of plutonium. The study estimated that Israel produced plutonium at a rapid pace in the past 50 years since the inception of its nuclear reactor in Dimona, acquiring 660 kilograms of plutonium, taking into account an estimation error of 150 kilograms. A single nuclear bomb requires 3-5 kg of plutonium, the study estimated....
  • Russian Cruise Missiles Hit ISIS from Mediterranean & Caspian; 600 Killed in One Strike

    11/20/2015 12:34:41 PM PST · by marvel5 · 71 replies
    RT ^ | November 20, 2015 | RT
    The Russian military has launched cruise missiles against Islamic State positions in Syria from both the Mediterranean and Caspian seas, one of which killed over 600 terrorists in the Deir Ex-Zor Province, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has said. “On November 20, the warships of the Caspian Fleet launched 18 cruise missiles at seven targets in the provinces of Raqqa, Idlib and Aleppo. All targets were hit successfully,” he reported to President Vladimir Putin. Overall, there are 10 warships taking part in the operation, six of which are in the Mediterranean. Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) have been suffering huge...
  • By electing a Muslim, the Ummah already consider the USA has been conquered for Islam

    11/19/2015 2:39:55 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 81 replies
    thefederalistpapers.org ^ | 11/19/2015 | Trumpinator
    Once a Muslim like Obama rules a country it falls under the Islamic concept of religious conquest of the infidel aka fatih and is to be forever ruled by a Muslim or to be retaken in jihad if need be. As soon as Obama became president, in the eyes of the "Ummah" (Muslim community) the USA is "fatih" (conquered) and the non Muslims dhimmis of that land to be enslaved as the Muslims see fit. If it falls out of the hands of Muslims then a jihad needs to be waged till it returns to Muslim rule. As soon as...
  • ISIS says soda can bomb detonated on Russian plane was intended for western passenger jet

    11/19/2015 4:32:29 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 17 replies
    BGR Tech-Social ^ | November 19, 2015 | Chris Smith
    A few days after the Paris attacks that left hundreds dead and injured, Russia confirmed that a homemade explosive device was detonated on board MetroJet Flight 9268 in October, killing all 224 passengers. Since then, ISIS published images of the bomb that was detonated inside the airplane, saying that the Russian flight wasn't the original target. Instead, ISIS wanted to shoot down a Western plane. The image below shows a Schweppes can, a detonator and a possible trigger switch, The Telegraph notes. The picture was posted in the latest edition of the Dabiq propaganda magazine, right alongside pictures of passports...