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    03/21/2018 5:43:58 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 56 replies ^ | March 21, 2018 | CivilWarBrewing
    Holy Jihadist, Batman! Fox News' Tucker Carlson just aired a story about the security guard's lawsuit against the FBI regarding the Garland, Texas terrorist attack where two ISIS-inspired terrorists were gunned down. It has been learned that AN FBI INFORMANT ACCOMPANIED THE TWO TERRORISTS on their way to attack the 'Draw Muhammed' event. THE FBI INFORMANT ATTEMPTED TO FLEE THE SCENE AFTER THE ATTACK! If true, it's time to grab the tin foil hats because this is a clear case of FBI involvement in FALSE FLAGS as many FReepers believe to be the case with other massacres such as Las...
  • Reality Check: How many attacks did Turkey face from Afrin?

    03/21/2018 9:15:12 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | 20 March 2018 | Irem Koker
    The claim: Soon after the Turkish military launched an offensive into the Afrin region of northern Syria, the Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin wrote: "Over the last year alone, more than 700 attacks have been launched from the Afrin area under PYD/YPG [the Kurdish Democratic Union Party and its armed wing, the People's Protection Units] control against Turkish cities." Reality Check verdict: The number of incidents publicly reported in that area and period, checked against multiple sources, appears to be far lower than 700 - Reality Check could find only 26. The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) told Reality...
  • SDF calls on UN to stop Turkish invasion, abide to UN Security Council resolution (Efrin, Syria)

    03/02/2018 7:14:31 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    The Region ^ | 01/03/2018 18:09 | Wladimir van Wilgenburg
    The Syrian Democratic Force (SDF) on Thursday called on the UN to stop the Turkish invasion and to demand Turkey to follow the UN Security Council resolution that includes Afrin in its 30-days ceasefire. “The UN Security Council unanimously adopted its resolution 2401 at its meeting on Saturday, February 24th, 2018, on the basis of a draft submitted by the State of Kuwait and the Kingdom of Sweden, which explicitly provided for the cessation of all combat operations by all parties on all Syrian territory for at least one month,” SDF spokesperson Kino Gabriel said. “The Turkish state and its...
  • Conservative Lobbyist Who Offered Reward For Info On Seth Rich Murder Violently Attacked

    01/18/2018 8:16:31 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10:21 AM 01/18/2018 | Jack Crowe
    A well-known conservative lobbyist was sprayed with a “caustic substance” by a masked attacker outside his Arlington home Tuesday, according to local police. Jack Burkman, who made headlines again in 2016 by offering a $130,000 reward for information on the mysterious murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich, was reportedly attacked Tuesday. Local police told The Washington Post they have not yet determined the perpetrator’s identity. Burkman told WaPo he was returning from the grocery store when a man wearing a ski mask jumped out of a black SUV, sprayed him in the face with what appeared to be pepper spray,...
  • Sheriff: Man who witnessed stabbing used 'threat' of AR-15-style rifle to stop Oswego attack

    02/27/2018 11:31:42 AM PST · by RushCrush · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2-27-18 | Elyssa Cherney
    A man who witnessed a stabbing in Oswego Township grabbed an AR-15-style rifle from his house and stopped the attack without firing shots Monday, according to the Kendall County sheriff's office.
  • Abbott Has a Dire Warning About Democratic Turnout in 2018 Primaries

    02/27/2018 8:06:07 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 53 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 27, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott warned supporters in a fundraising email Monday about Democrats’ turnout for the March primary, which he says should “shock every conservative to their core.” So far, more Democrats have voted early than Republicans, Dallas News reports. Through Sunday in the 15 Texas counties with the most registered voters, 135,070 people had voted in the Republican primary and 151,236 in the Democratic. Compared to the first six days of early voting in 2014, Democratic turnout increased 69 percent, while Republicans saw a 20 percent increase. The Democrats even surpassed their early voting totals from the 2016 primary...
  • Dramatic moment mother and daughter fight off shotgun-wielding robber by shooting him.

    02/24/2018 11:34:45 AM PST · by Kozy · 26 replies
    Mailonline ^ | 02/24/2018 | Connor Boyd and Dave Rudge
  • 400 dead Russians and Syrians, yet no one knows who ordered them to attack US forces in Syria

    02/24/2018 7:18:39 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 47 replies
    Middle East Monitor ^ | Feb 24, 2018 | staff
    The United States is still unsure who directed a February 7 attack on US and US-backed forces in Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday, even as he acknowledged accounts that Russian civilian contractors were involved. Reuters has reported that about 300 men working for a Kremlin-linked Russian private military firm were either killed or injured in Syria. The US has estimated about 100 pro-Syrian government forces were killed by US strikes to repel the Febuary 7 attack. Russian military officers told the United States during the incident that Moscow was not involved. The Pentagon has declined to comment...
  • Polar Bear Attack Stopped with Three Shots from .44 Magnum Revolver

    02/21/2018 9:18:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 58 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On Thursday, 19 March, 2015, a woman with a .44 magnum stopped a polar bear from attacking Jakub Moravec, 37, in the Svalbard archipelago. Polar bear attacks are expected there, and tourists are not allowed unless they carry a high powered firearm. In this case, the rifles were left outside the tents, but inside the protective alarm wire. The armed woman, mother of Zuzanna Hakova, shot the bear three times with the revolver. From They were lucky to be alive after a polar bear broke into their tent on a remote Norwegian island and tried to maul them....
  • “Ottoman Empire was launching similar attacks during its fall”

    02/17/2018 6:08:02 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    ANF News (Stockholm) ^ | Saturday, 17 Feb 2018, 00:10 | ANF - MURAT KUSEYRİ (STOCKHOLM)
    Speaking about Turkey's invasion attack on Afrin, Syriac journalist Jacob Mirza said that the Ottoman Empire launched similar kind of attacks before its fall. In an interview with ANF Turkish service, Jacob Mirza, a prominent Syriac journalist working for Suroyo TV, criticized Turkish attack on Afrin and said that the main reason behind the attack is Erdogan's loss of power. "Despite all the oppression, the arrest of the opponents and critics of the regime, Erdogan cannot stand in front of the popular opposition. Even the polls of Erdogan show that he won't win the elections in 2019" Mirza said. According...
  • Latest from the Turkish state's Afrin operation

    01/26/2018 8:35:12 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    ANF News ^ | Saturday, 27 Jan 2018, 00:10 | ANF NEWS DESK
    We publish the ‘Daily News Bulletin’ by the ‘Information Centre of Afrin Resistance’ that is located in Afrin and hence based on primary sources, providing information from the invasion and resistance of the Afrin Canton. The Arab Youth Movement of Shehba region joined the Afrin Resistance against the occupying Turkish army and its affiliated Islamist groups. As a result of Turkish artillery shelling, multiple houses were damaged in the Yezili village of Basufanê, of the Shêrawa district. Although there were material damages, there was no death or injury. Heavy clashes occurred between the Turkish forces and the Syrian Democratic...
  • Mixed Messages From U.S. as Turkey Attacks Syrian Kurds

    01/24/2018 8:38:00 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | JAN. 23, 2018 | MARK LANDLER, CARLOTTA GALL and ERIC SCHMITT
    WASHINGTON — The White House sent out a message aimed at mollifying Turkey’s president on Tuesday, suggesting that the United States was easing off its support for the Syrian Kurds. That message was quickly contradicted by the Pentagon, which said it would continue to stand by the Kurds, even as Turkey invaded their stronghold in northwestern Syria. The conflicting statements appeared to reflect an effort by the administration to balance competing pressures. Turkey, which has been furious over American support for the Kurds, is a NATO ally, while the Kurds have been critical American partners in the war against the...
  • Don’t abandon the Kurds to the ‘mercies’ of Turkey’s tyrant

    01/23/2018 4:22:38 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 22, 2018 | 7:13pm | Ralph Peters
    The United States has been the protector and ally of the Kurds for a quarter-century. And the Kurds have proven to be, man-for-man and woman-for-woman, the best fighters in the region. Without Kurdish boots on the ground, we would not have made the sweeping progress achieved against the Islamic State caliphate. Now, with ISIS crushed (but still wriggling and snapping), we’re turning our backs on our Kurdish allies in Syria as they’re attacked by a NATO ally gone rogue — Turkey, which is led by an Islamist strongman, the odious “President” Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Kurds have been butchered en masse,...
  • Could the Kurds beat Turkey in Syria?

    01/22/2018 8:10:29 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 48 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 22, 2018, 4:46 PM | Michael Rubin
    After a multi-day artillery barrage, the Turkish Army has begun its push into Afrin, a district of Syria which has been governed by Syrian Kurds ever since they defeated al Qaeda and Islamic State terrorists. Turkish officials say they plan to set up a buffer zone extending almost 20 miles into Syria from the Turkish border. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave a blistering speech threatening Turkey’s Kurds if they speak up on behalf of their Syrian counterparts and promising victory within “a very short period of time.” That may be a fatal miscalculation, one which could cripple Turkey. Erdogan’s...
  • The Situation in Northwest Syria (From US State Department)

    01/21/2018 8:03:12 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    U.S. State Department ^ | January 21, 2018 | Heather Nauert
    Press StatementHeather NauertDepartment Spokesperson Washington, DC January 21, 2018 As expressed by Secretary Tillerson in calls to his Turkish and Russian counterparts yesterday, the United States is very concerned about the situation in northwest Syria, especially the plight of innocent civilians who are now faced with an escalation in fighting. We continue to be supportive of addressing the legitimate security concerns of Turkey as a NATO Ally and critical partner in the effort to defeat ISIS. However, we urge Turkey to exercise restraint and ensure that its military operations remain limited in scope and duration and scrupulous to avoid civilian...
  • Egypt: Turkish attack on Afrin is unacceptable

    01/21/2018 6:52:10 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    ANF News ^ | Monday, 22 Jan 2018, 01:00 | ANF CAIRO
    Egypt has also voiced opposition to the Turkish state’s invasion operation against Afrin Canton of Northern Syria. The Foreign Ministry of Egypt condemned the Turkish state’s “unacceptable” attack on Afrin, calling it an intervention against and violation of Syrian lands. In a statement about the operation, the Foreign Ministry pointed out that Turkey negatively affected the political efforts for the ending of terror in Syria, saying; “The attitude of Egypt towards military methods is clear as attacks against our Syrian brothers and sisters are increasing.” On the other hand, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of...
  • Briefing on Syria (U.S. State Department)

    01/20/2018 10:52:31 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    The US State Department ^ | January 19, 2018 | Senior State Department Official Via Teleconference
    Special Briefing Senior State Department Official Via Teleconference January 19, 2018 MODERATOR: Good morning. Thank you, sir. Good morning, everyone, and thanks for joining us for today’s background call on U.S. policy on Syria, and specifically the implications of the Secretary’s speech that took place in California earlier this week. We’re joined today by [Senior State Department Official], who will be referred to as Senior State Department Official. As a reminder, today’s call is on background and will be embargoed until the conclusion of the call. With that, I’m happy to turn it over to our senior State Department official...
  • Erdogan says Turkey will crush 'terror army' in northern Syria

    01/15/2018 5:47:12 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 15, 2018 / 11:42 AM / Updated an hour ago | Reuters Staff
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday the United States was trying to create a “terror army” on Turkey’s southern frontier by training a Syrian border force that includes a Kurdish militia, and pledged to crush it before it came into being. snip Erdogan also said that Turkey’s armed forces had completed preparations for an operation against the Kurdish-controlled region of Afrin in northwest Syria and the town of Manbij.
  • IDF says it destroyed a Hamas attack tunnel in southern Gaza

    01/14/2018 5:13:46 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 14/1/18 | Judah Ari Gross
    The Israel Defense Forces on Sunday said it had destroyed a border-crossing Hamas attack tunnel, the third in recent months, that penetrated hundreds of meters into both Israeli and Egyptian territory from the Gaza Strip, in an airstrike on Saturday night. “We completed the destruction of a third terror tunnel,” spokesperson Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus told reporters early Sunday morning, denying claims made by Hamas that it was a smuggling tunnel. The tunnel, which was constructed differently from most tunnels in Gaza, began in the city of Rafah and crossed into Israel under the Kerem Shalom Crossing, through which hundreds...
  • Bannon Was Reportedly Minutes Away From Blasting Wolff Before Trump Attacked Him

    01/06/2018 2:03:26 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 227 replies
    Slate ^ | JAN 06, 2018 | Daniel Politi
    Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was just about to attack Michael Wolff for his book Fire and Fury when he decided to put a hold on the plans after President Donald Trump went all out in his criticism of his former staffer, reports CNN. Shortly after the first excerpts of the book were released in which Bannon was quoted as saying that Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., was “treasonous” and “unpatriotic,” the former chief strategist planned to call the book “another lefty hatchet job.” But then Trump released his own statement saying Bannon had “lost his mind”...