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  • Latest polls point to one dominant Republican candidate

    11/23/2015 8:52:03 AM PST · by GonzoII · 29 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | 11/23/15 09:20 AM | Steve Benen
    Every pundit who said the terrorist violence in Paris would dramatically shake up the race for the Republican presidential nomination, at least for now, appears to have gotten it backwards. Here's the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll. 1. Donald Trump: 32% (unchanged since October) 2. Ben Carson: 22% (unchanged) 3. Marco Rubio: 11% (up one point) 4. Ted Cruz: 8% (up two points) 5. Jeb Bush: 6% (down one point) When it comes to dealing with the threat of terrorism, roughly 4 in 10 Republican voters believe the New York land developer is the most reliable candidate in the GOP...
  • Louisiana to choose governor today

    11/21/2015 9:04:56 AM PST · by GonzoII · 88 replies
    arklatexhomepage.com ^ | Updated 11/21 2015 10:22AM | Nancy Cook
    Today, Louisianans are going to the polls to decide who will lead the state for the next four years. In what was arguably the state's most interesting primary elections since 1987, state Rep. John Bel Edwards and U.S. Sen. David Vitter ended up in the top two slots in the Oct. 24 primary election. Edwards finished in first place among the four gubernatorial candidates receiving votes in the double digits in that primary election, garnering 40 percent of the vote - almost double those of his nearest contender, U.S. Sen. David Vitter, who received 23 percent. Back in May a...
  • 'Nearly impossible' to find jihadists among migrants, Greeks warn

    11/21/2015 8:52:15 AM PST · by GonzoII · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8 hours ago | Odile Duperry, Catherine Boitard
    Lesbos (Greece) (AFP) - As the hunt for jihadists widens after last week's Paris attacks, authorities in Greece warn it was virtually impossible to pick out dangerous extremists among arriving migrants, without prior intelligence. "If they are not already registered in the database, it's nearly impossible," says Dimitris Amountzias, police captain in charge of Moria, Greece's main registration camp on the island of Lesbos.
  • Number Of Radical Salafi Islamists In German Surges by 25 Per Cent In Four Months

    11/21/2015 7:49:36 AM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Nov 2015 | Breitbart London
    The number of fundamentalist Salafi Islamists in Germany - those who aim to practice their religion according to 7th century norms - is rising at an unprecedented rate. A survey commission by Germany security services estimated that there were around 7,900 active Salfis in Germany this June, Focus Online reports.In January, there was thought to be 6300: meaning there was a 25 per cent leap in just four months.For the past three years the number has been rising more steadily, at around just under 6 per cent every four months.Before January the number rose by 2,500 - form 3,800 to...
  • Donald Trump's Wife, Children Talk About His Campaign, Home Life [20/20]

    11/21/2015 6:26:37 AM PST · by GonzoII · 65 replies
    Youtube ^ | Nov 21, 2015 | ABC News
    Melania Trump, and four of Donald's kids, Donald Jr., Ivanka, Eric and Tiffany Trump, sat down with Barbara Walters.
  • The Truth About Islam and Jihad (Pt. IV in Series)

    11/21/2015 3:38:31 AM PST · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    Tim Staples Blog ^ | March 12, 2015 | Tim Staples
    Islamic attitudes toward non-Muslims are determined by many factors of which two are most necessary to consider. The first is Jihad or Holy War. The second is the concept of Dar Al Harb (Arabic for "House of War") and Dar Al Islam ("House of Submission") in Islamic tradition. "House of War" refers to any territory or people who are not living in submission to Islam. "House of Submission," or Dar Al Islam, refers to any territory or people living in submission to the message of Muhammad. The concept of Jihad (Arabic for Struggle) has been given two interpretations, which...
  • How Islamic Are Islamic Terrorists?

    11/21/2015 1:06:34 AM PST · by GonzoII · 44 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 11/20/2015 | EDWARD PENTIN
    According to experts, the fundamentalist jihadists who carry out murderous attacks are Muslims whose beliefs are rooted partly in longstanding Islamic teachings. ROME - President Barack Obama refrained from describing Nov. 13's Paris attacks as "Islamic terrorism" or even radical Islamic terrorism, continuing his policy of distancing such atrocities from the religion. But that nonetheless leaves open the question: How Islamic are Islamic terrorists? To equate the attacks with "views of Islam" creates "stereotypes" that are "counterproductive" and "wrong," Obama told reporters at the G20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey, Nov. 16. "They will lead, I think, to greater recruitment into...
  • Goldman eyes $20 oil as glut overwhelms storage sites

    11/20/2015 4:46:01 AM PST · by GonzoII · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | GMT 19 Nov 2015 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    "The world is floating in oil. The numbers we are facing now are dreadful," said David Hufton from PVM Group The world is running out of storage facilities for surging supplies of oil and may soon exhaust tanker space offshore, raising the chances of a violent plunge in crude prices over coming weeks, experts have warned. Goldman Sachs told clients that the increasing glut of oil on the global market has combined with mild weather from a freak El Nino this winter. The twin-effect could send prices plummeting to $20 a barrel, the so-called 'cash cost' that forces drillers to...
  • Iraqi Airways to begin direct Baghdad-Washington flights next year

    11/20/2015 1:46:51 AM PST · by GonzoII · 16 replies
    Rudaw ^ | yesterday at 06:01
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraq's national flag carrier will begin its first direct flights from Baghdad to Washington next year, Iraqi Airways' Director General Osama Sadr told reporters on Wednesday. "The preparation has been done after several meetings were held with the administrative bodies of the airports that Iraq is planning to travel to," Sadr said, announcing that flights also would be starting to Belarus and Tunisia. Sadr said the airline is trying to connect Iraq to most countries around the world, and the airline is busy negotiating with airports where it wants to land. Baqr Jabr Zubaidi, from Iraq's Ministry...
  • Threat of Paris-style attack bursts Germans' security bubble

    11/20/2015 12:33:19 AM PST · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 16 hours ago | Paul Carrel and Christoph Steitz
    BERLIN/MAINZ, Germany (Reuters) - After years of feeling insulated from militant Islamist threats, Germans are worrying that they too could be subject to attacks like those suffered last week in Paris. The Paris attackers' attempts to suicide-bomb last Friday's Germany-France soccer match in the French capital pricked Germans' security bubble. The shock was compounded on Tuesday when authorities canceled a friendly match on home turf against the Netherlands, citing what they called a concrete security threat. The twin threats struck at the heart of popular culture in Germany, soccer's World Cup holders, unnerving a people who felt for years that...
  • FBI CONFIRMS: EXCLUSIVE—6 Men from Pakistan, Afghanistan Busted [ ] Entering Arizona from Mexico

    11/19/2015 10:56:14 PM PST · by GonzoII · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Nov 2015 | Bob Price and Brandon Darby
    UPDATE: After the publication of this article, a local NBC affiliate contacted the FBI for confirmation. The FBI confirmed that the six men were apprehended after illegally entering the United States in Arizona.Original article:A highly trusted federal agent working under the umbrella of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has confirmed to Breitbart Texas that a group composed of 5 Pakistani men and 1 man from Afghanistan was captured by U.S. Border Patrol agents after having illegally crossed the porous U.S.-Mexico border in the Tucson Sector of Arizona.The six men were traveling in a group and were captured roughly 16...
  • Unfriendly Skies ("stealth jihadists have been active in the U.S. for decades")

    11/19/2015 5:09:32 AM PST · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | November 17, 2015 | William Kilpatrick
    The bombing of a Russian passenger jet over the Sinai was most probably the end result of a stealth jihad operation. That might seem like a strange way of putting it, because we usually think of stealth jihad as something that radical Muslims do to subvert non-Muslim societies. Yet, unless there were already a stealth network in place, its unlikely that an ISIS operative would have been able to get by security and place a bomb on board the Russian plane. Although ISIS has taken credit for the bombing, they probably did so with the help of another group -...
  • EXCLUSIVE: First footage of Paris attacks [] as jihadist sprays café

    11/19/2015 3:41:06 AM PST · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 18 November 2015 | Stephen Wright and Emine Sinmaz and Richard Pendlebury and Larisa Brown
    Terrifying video footage of a sustained attack on a restaurant during the Paris Massacre can be revealed by the Daily Mail today. The exclusive images show the merciless savagery of an Islamic State assassin and the extraordinary bravery and survival instincts of his intended victims. They also show the incredible luck of a young woman who would have died had the terrorist's assault rifle not misfired as he held the weapon over her head, giving her a chance to run away. Police believe her to be the luckiest person to escape with their life during Friday's psychopathic rampage which left...
  • Anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats now the biggest party, according to poll

    11/19/2015 3:10:36 AM PST · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    telegraph.co ^ | 20 Aug 2015 | Richard Orange, Malmö
    An anti-immigration party with roots in the neo-Nazi movement has become Sweden's most popular political party, according to a YouGov poll published on Thursday. The Sweden Democrats now have the support of 25.2 per cent of voters, putting them ahead of both the ruling Social Democrats with 23.4 per cent and the centre-right Moderates with 21 per cent, according to the August poll for Metro newspaper. "It's a tremendous breakthrough for us," Tommy Nilsson, party manager for southern Sweden, told the Telegraph. "There's too much immigration and too many beggars from eastern Europe. People are starting to realise that this...
  • What is the Purpose of Government? [And its Primary Duty?]

    11/19/2015 1:37:19 AM PST · by GonzoII · 17 replies
    catholicculture.org ^ | Aug 05, 2011 | Dr. Jeff Mirus
    In my latest In Depth Analysis (The Question of Government Size and Scope), I discussed four issues that should be kept very much in mind before we reflexively turn to government, especially the highest level of government, to solve our problems. But one thing I deliberately avoided in that essay was a consideration of the purpose of government in the first place. I’d like to address that briefly here. .... But in the midst of all these attitudes, predispositions, and mood swings, we really ought to stop to ask ourselves: What, in the abstract, is the actual purpose of government?...
  • EXCLUSIVE POLL: Trump, Clinton Remain Front-runners in Oklahoma [Trump 27% Cruz 18% Carson 17%]

    11/18/2015 10:33:49 PM PST · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    newson6.com ^ | Nov 18, 2015 | Xin Xin Liu
    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton remain the top choices for president among Oklahoma voters, according to an exclusive News 9/News On 6 poll. If Oklahoma's March 1 primary elections were held today, 27.1 percent of state Republicans say they would vote for Trump. Clinton controls nearly half of the Democrat primary vote, 46.6 percent, according to the poll. Trump, who has remained the national GOP front-runner, leads Ted Cruz (18.3 percent), Ben Carson (17.5 percent) and Marco Rubio (16.3 percent) in the state. The rest of the Republican field -- Mike Huckabee, Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush, Rand Paul and John...
  • Donald Trump draws crowd of 10,500 to Worcester's DCU Center, slams Jeb Bush and other rivals

    11/18/2015 10:11:33 PM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    masslive.com ^ | November 18, 2015 | Gintautas Dumcius
    WORCESTER - More than 10,000 people piled into the DCU Center on Wednesday night to hear from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who mocked his primary foes and U.S. Secretary John Kerry. Trump, continuing to ride high in polls, praised himself and mocked rivals like Jeb Bush, the former Republican governor of Florida. "I don't want to waste a lot of time on him because it's over," Trump said. "Over. And you know what, I think he's a nice person. Who cares? Who cares?" Trump then veered into foreign policy: "I said don't go into Iraq, I was right. I...
  • Poll: Trump, Clinton way ahead in Nevada [Trump 38% Carson 18% Rubio 12% Cruz 7%]

    11/18/2015 9:42:47 PM PST · by GonzoII · 43 replies
    ralstonreports.com ^ | Wed, 11/18/2015 | Jon Ralston
    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are way ahead in a new poll conducted for Morning Consult of registered voters in Nevada. This should be taken with a grain of salt because caucusgoers and registered voters are much different universes. And Nevada is very hard to poll, especially for low-turnout caucuses and especially on the GOP side. Those caveats in mind, the survey is very similar to one done by CNN a month ago that showed both Trump and Clinton with huge leads.
  • Poll: After debate, Trump still leads SC GOP primary [Trump 25% Carson 17% Cruz 14%]

    11/18/2015 8:53:49 PM PST · by GonzoII · 34 replies
    heraldonline.com ^ | November 18, 2015 | JAMIE SELF
    COLUMBIA - Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump remains the top choice for S.C. GOP primary voters and has a wider lead over Ben Carson than recent polls have shown, a new poll found. According to the Benchmark Research poll, Trump leads the state's GOP presidential primary with 25.5 percent support. Carson trails at 17.5 percent. A poll earlier this month showed Trump with a 4-percentage point lead over Carson. Another poll taken during the same period showed Carson ahead by 1 percentage point. The results put U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida closer to Carson,...
  • Suspected architect of Paris attacks is dead, according to two senior intelligence officials

    11/18/2015 10:17:13 AM PST · by GonzoII · 43 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | November 18 at 1:09 PM | Anthony Faiola, Missy Ryan and Daniela Deane
    PARIS - A massive police raid Wednesdays killed the suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks during a blitz-style sweep, two senior European intelligence officials said, after investigators followed leads that the fugitive militant was holed up north of the French capital and could be plotting another wave of violence. More than 100 police and soldiers stormed the building during a seven-hour siege that left two dead including the suspected overseer of the Paris bloodshed, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who had once boasted he could slip easily between Europe and the Islamic State strongholds in Syria.
  • Poll: Trump up double digits in Connecticut [Trump 25% Rubio 14%]

    11/18/2015 9:53:48 AM PST · by GonzoII · 37 replies
    thehill.com ^ | November 18, 2015, 10:08 am | Mark Hensch
    Donald Trump is leading the GOP 2016 field by double digits in Connecticut, a new poll finds. Trump has 25 percent of likely Republican presidential primary voters in the Constitution State, according to an Emerson College Polling Society survey released Wednesday, an 11-point edge over the rest of the field. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) ranks second with 14 percent support. Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) and former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla) tie for third with 10 percent each. ADVERTISEMENT Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson follows with 9 percent.
  • Poll: Trump surges ahead in Florida [Trump 36% Rubio 18% Carson 15% Cruz 10%]

    11/18/2015 9:43:11 AM PST · by GonzoII · 15 replies
    sun-sentinel ^ | November 18, 2015, 11:57 AM | By William E. Gibson•
    Donald Trump has surged far ahead of his Republican rivals in Florida and leads a hypothetical matchup with Democrat Hillary Clinton in the biggest swing state, according to a Florida Atlantic University poll released Wednesday. The reality TV star and real estate mogul, a part-time resident of Palm Beach, leads the Republican presidential field in Florida with 36 percent, the poll found. His closest rival, Sen. Marco Rubio of West Miami, trails with 18 percent, followed by Ben Carson, of West Palm Beach, with 15 percent. "Despite conjecture that Donald Trump has plateaued, his support in Florida remains very strong...
  • BREAKING: Eight ISIS suspects posing as refugees arrested at Istanbul airport

    11/18/2015 5:36:35 AM PST · by GonzoII · 19 replies
    Express ^ | 11:07, Wed, Nov 18, 2015 | Leda Reynolds
    EIGHT people have been arrested at Istanbul's main airport hub amid fears they are Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists posing as refugees on their way to Germany. Police sources said one of the suspects had a hand-drawn picture of a planned route from Turkey to Germany, via Greece, Serbia and Hungary. It is believed the group are Islamic State militants planning to make their way to Germany posing as refugees. The Anadolu Agency said the group arrived in Istanbul from Casablanca, Morocco, and were interviewed by criminal profiling teams at Ataturk Airport. Anadolu said the eight claimed to be tourists visiting...
  • TV news roundup: Barbara Walters to interview Donald Trump

    11/18/2015 5:14:06 AM PST · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | Wednesday, November 18, 2015 | Whitney Friedlander
    Barbara Walters will sit down with presidential candidate Donald Trump and his family for an hourlong interview set to air Friday night on "20/20," ABC said Tuesday. The wide-ranging interview will feature Trump's wife Melania in her first broadcast interview since her husband declared his presidential run, as well as Trump's children. A portion of the interview will air on "World News Tonight With David Muir" this week as well as other ABC News programs and platforms, including "Good Morning America" and "Nightline."
  • GOP Establishment Operative Can’t Get Donors for Anti-Trump Super PAC

    11/18/2015 3:53:12 AM PST · by GonzoII · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Nov 2015 | William Bigelow
    On Tuesday, in an unwitting and probably grudging admission that Donald Trump's power is not going to erode any time soon, Politico published an article acknowledging that efforts by Katon Dawson, the former chairman of the South Carolina GOP, to form a super PAC for the express purpose of derailing Trump have found no donors willing to commit. Dawson acknowledged, "I specifically did not find the right donor to get me to go to that effort." The GOP establishment, befuddled at Trump's resilience, expressed confidence that Ben Caron's discomfort in answering foreign policy questions, seemingly in evidence in the last...
  • WBUR Poll: Trump Leads With NH Republicans [Trump 22% Carson/Rubio 11%]

    11/18/2015 3:21:46 AM PST · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    NPR ^ | November 18, 2015 5:03 AM ET | NPR
    Less than three months before New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary, Donald Trump continues to maintain his lead over over the rest of the Republican presidential field in the state, according a new poll commissioned by NPR member station WBUR. The real estate billionaire and reality TV star drew the support of 22 percent of New Hampshire Republican voters who are likely to vote in the Feb. 9 primary election. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio both had the support of 11 percent of supporters with all of the remaining GOP candidates pulling in single digit support. Carson, a...
  • Trump: Too Early to Say on VP ["but he likes Cruz")

    11/17/2015 11:13:36 AM PST · by GonzoII · 106 replies
    Life Zette ^ | Nov 17, 2015 | Jon Conradi
    Donald Trump on Tuesday declined to name a potential running mate from among his GOP opponents, but he noted his affection for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz."Well, I like like him," Trump said Tuesday on The Laura Ingraham Show." "He's backed everything I've said ...Ted Cruz is now agreeing with me 100 percent."But the dogged GOP front-runner, still leading the latest polls, was reluctant to go further. "I like to think of victory, I've had a lot of victories, and I like to do victories first, then start thinking about other things," Trump said to Ingraham.But Trump was clear on who he...
  • Why Is Donald Trump So Formidable? – Perhaps Because He Owns The Downside

    11/17/2015 10:15:14 AM PST · by GonzoII · 29 replies
    tigerdroppings.com ^ | 11/17/15 at 7:57 am | GumboPot
    Regardless of who you support in the 2016 Presidential primary race, most will admit there's one strategic advantage held by Donald Trump over all other candidates - Trump's willingness to "own the downside". All policies and proposals have a "downside", there's no such thing as a policy proposal with benefit to all and harm to none. This empirical truth is toxic to professional politicians - therefore they spend an inordinate amount of time using pretzel logic to avoid it. As a direct consequence of avoidance, the media love to use the downside as a weapon. For the first time in...
  • ‘German UKIP’ Climbs to Third Place In Wake Of Migrant Crisis, Paris Attacks [Greens now 4th]

    11/17/2015 8:25:52 AM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Nov 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Right wing party Alternative for Germany (AfD) is again on the rise in German opinion polls, taking third place nationally for the first time. The party, which is often billed as 'the German Ukip', has seen a surge in support thanks to its policies advocating controlled immigration. The party has been steadily climbing in the polls for the last few months, as disquiet grows in Germany over the government’s open doors policy on immigration. As many as 1 million migrants are expected to come to Germany this year, placing huge pressure on services and social cohesion. Following the attacks in...
  • Trump Leads National Poll Of GOP Primary Voters [Trump 31% Carson 22% Cruz 13% YouGov America]

    11/17/2015 7:43:16 AM PST · by GonzoII · 76 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | November 17, 2015, 10:06 AM EST | Caitlin Cruz
    Businessman Donald Trump was back on top of the Republican presidential contest according to a national poll released Monday by the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The survey, conducted by YouGov America under the direction of the UMass Poll, found that Trump polled at 31 percent among likely GOP primary voters compared to retired surgeon Ben Carson's 22 percent. The closest opponent of the battling frontrunners was Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) at 13 percent while Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) polled at 9 percent. When asked who their second choice for the Republican nomination would be, respondents who supported Trump chose Carson...
  • Poll: Terrorism surges to No. 1 issue, most want ISIS attacked

    11/16/2015 9:26:24 PM PST · by GonzoII · 76 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 11/16/15 | Paul Bedard
    Terrorism has vaulted to the nation's No. 1 issue as Americans say they are as concerned about attacks as they were after the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, according to a new poll. A Reuters/Ipsos poll said that virtually everybody has heard of the ISIS attacks in Paris, pushing terrorism into a tie with the economy, not global warming as Democratic candidates have claimed. The poll also found that 60 percent of Americans want Washington to do more to attack ISIS, though they prefer air strikes over troop involvement. The details of the poll:
  • 'France is at war': Hollande urges US-Russian coalition, changes to constitution

    11/16/2015 1:08:21 PM PST · by GonzoII · 26 replies
    Reuters via ynetnews ^ | 11.16.15, 20:47
    French president seeks to extend state of emergency for three months, plans to step up strikes in Syria, says he will meet Obama and Putin to discuss anti-IS alliance. Addressing both houses of parliament on Monday, French President Francois Hollande announced a number of measures he hopes to pass in order to aggressively tackle the Islamic State terror group in the wake of Friday's coordinated attacks in Paris that left at least 129 dead and 350 wounded. The president also argued that France should unite with the US and Russia in a grand coalition dedicated to smashing IS. ..... Hollande...
  • Merkel Doubles Down: ‘Time is Running Out To Return Hope To The Millions of Refugees’

    11/16/2015 12:08:46 PM PST · by GonzoII · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Nov 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Merkel has come under fire within her own coalition government for her continued support for open borders, following the revelation that at least one of the terrorists involved in the atrocities in Paris on Friday posed as a Syrian refugee in order to gain entry into Europe. In August of this year Germany ignored European Union rules and threw open her doors to all Syrian refugees, promising them asylum. Hundreds of thousands came. She also urged the UK to follow her example. But far from backing away from the policy in light of the Paris attack, she has instead hit...
  • PM Barzani thanks American govt and people for 'vital support' in Shingal liberation

    11/15/2015 11:13:56 PM PST · by GonzoII · 1 replies
    Rudaw Kurdish media network, Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq ^ | November 13, 2015 | Rudaw Kurdish media network, Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region-As Peshmerga forces entered the town of Shingal (Sinjar) on Friday Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani congratulated the Yezidi people as well as the Peshmerga and coalition forces for the town's liberation from Islamist militants, hailing it as an important achievement for Kurdistan and the civilized world. "I would also like to congratulate the people of Kurdistan in general and in particular the Yezidi Kurds, the Mir of Yezidis, Baba Sheikh and the members of the spiritual council of Yezidis on the liberation of Sinjar," said Prime Minister Barzani in a statement. "I offer my deepest condolences to...
  • Pentagon: More F15s to arrive at Incirlik

    11/15/2015 10:32:53 PM PST · by GonzoII · 17 replies
    Rudaw is a Kurdish media network in Erbil, the capital city of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq ^ | November 11, 2015 | Rudaw is a Kurdish media network in Erbil, the capital city of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - The US Department of Defense announced Wednesday it would deploy additional warplanes to the Turkish Incirlik Air Base as part its anti-ISIS coalition. Speaking at a press conference at the Pentagon Wednesday, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook announced the US had decided to send an additional 12 F15C warplanes to Incirlik. Cook said the F-15C fighters will conduct combat air control and air patrols in Turkish airspace in response to a Turkish government request. "We also announced that we will deploy additional F-15Es to Incirlik as part of our counter-ISIL operations," he said using an alternative acronym...
  • 15 Islamist Kurds suspected of planning attacks arrested across Europe

    11/15/2015 9:57:57 PM PST · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    World 15 Islamist Kurds suspected of planning attacks arrested across Europe 12/11/2015 BARCELONA, Spain - Radical Kurdish cleric "Mullah Krekar" and 14 other Iraqi Kurds were arrested across Europe on Thursday in a coordinated police swoop on Islamist militants planning attacks, Italian media reported. The Corriere della Sera newspaper said the suspects were arrested in countries across Europe in collaboration with police from Italy, the UK, Norway, Finland, Germany and Switzerland. A non-Kurd, a man from Kosovo, was also arrested. Among the suspects picked up for links to the Islamic State group (ISIS), seven were arrested in Italy, four...
  • Putin tells Western leaders: Let's bury our differences and jointly strike at 'barbarian' ISIS

    11/15/2015 12:20:55 AM PST · by GonzoII · 191 replies
    christiantoday.com ^ | Published 15 November 2015 | Hazel Torres
    Russian President Vladimir Putin appealed to Western leaders to bury their differences with Russia and jointly strike at the "barbarian" Islamic State (ISIS) militants in Syria, saying Friday's Paris terrorist attack underscored the need for such concerted action. In a condolences telegram sent to French President Francois Hollande, Putin said, "This tragedy is another proof of the barbarian nature of terrorism, which challenges the human civilisation. Clearly, for effective fighting this evil, the entire international community should unite efforts," Tass news agency reported. "I would like to confirm the Russian side is ready for most close cooperation with the French...
  • Top IS leader killed in US airstrike

    11/15/2015 12:13:06 AM PST · by GonzoII · 25 replies
    The Statesman ^ | 15 November, 2015 | PTI
    The head of the Islamic State in Libya has been killed in a US airstrike, the Pentagon has announced, days after an American drone hit claimed the life of the terror group's dreaded executioner Jihadi John. The US military on Friday conducted an airstrike in Libya against Abu Nabil, also known as Wissam Najm Abd Zayd al-Zubaydi, an Iraqi national, who was a longtime al-Qaeda operative and later the senior Islamic State leader in Libya, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said yesterday. The attack against Abu Nabil was carried out by US F-15 fighter jets, officials said. The Pentagon announcement...
  • Stop ISIS: Borders, Guns and God

    11/14/2015 11:40:33 PM PST · by GonzoII · 16 replies
    Lifr Zette ^ | November 14, 2015 | Keith Koffler
    Stop ISIS: Borders, Guns and God Posted By Keith Koffler On November 14, 2015 @ 2:44 PM In Poli | Comments Disabled I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live. — Deuteronomy 30:19A Republic, if you can keep it. — Benjamin Franklin, describing what had been created during the Constitutional Convention.“Ideologues,” “restrictionists” and “extremists” are among the epithets applied to those who want the United States to adhere to simple values that would have been...
  • Paris terror attacks an alarm bell for liberal, borderless Europe

    11/14/2015 9:21:12 PM PST · by GonzoII · 29 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 12:37PM GMT 14 Nov 2015 | Simon Heffer
    France could be one step closer to a far-Right president, Marine Le Pen, after the deadly Islamic State attacks in the French capital The attack on Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket last January proved that Islamic extremists regarded themselves as at war with France. It is now clear to everyone - including some French public figures who have resisted the idea - that, as President Hollande said on Saturday, France is now at war with Islamic extremists. Because the enemy is already within - and the eight terrorists killed in the attacks in Paris are merely the tip of...
  • Poll: Trump Surges to 42% Nationally; ‘Bad News for Marco Rubio’

    11/14/2015 10:08:29 AM PST · by GonzoII · 117 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Nov 2015 | John Nolte
    In the Reuters/Ipsos 5-day tracking poll that samples 534 Republicans, over the last week, Donald Trump has surged to a massive national lead in the GOP presidential primary. Currently, the billionaire businessman sits at 42% with likely Republican primary voters. His closest competitor is Ben Carson, who sits at just below 25%.Last week both men were pretty much tied up at around 25%. That is a 17 point surge for Trump.Among all Republicans, Trumps enjoys a 34% to 20% lead over Carson.Reuters adds that this “is also bad news for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who is widely considered to be...
  • BREAKING: Paris terrorist was a Syrian refugee, says Greece government official

    11/14/2015 8:47:11 AM PST · by GonzoII · 34 replies
    express.co ^ | Sat, Nov 14, 2015 | Rob Virtue
    AT LEAST one of the terrorists responsible behind the slaughter of 127 people in the Paris terror attacks was a Syrian refugee. A Greek government official revealed one of the terrorists who died in the seige on the French capital had passed through the southern European country. A passport was found near the body of the gunmen, which revealed he passed through the island of Leros, suggesting he arrived in Greece by boat. Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas, in charge of police forces, has released the following statement: "On the case of the Syrian passport found at the scene of...
  • Updated - Paris attacks: Assailant previously flagged by police for Islamic extremist links

    11/14/2015 7:54:56 AM PST · by GonzoII · 17 replies
    AP via CBC News ^ | Nov 14, 2015 5:05 AM ET|
    One of the bombers in the wave of deadly Paris attacks that killed 127 people Friday night was a young Frenchman flagged for links with Islamic extremism, police said. Officials said the man was involved in the rampage and hostage-taking during a rock show at a Paris concert hall, one of the six sites targeted in a series of gun and bomb attacks launched in rapid succession by at least eight attackers. Gunmen targeted Paris cafés, detonated suicide bombs near France's national stadium and killed hostages inside the concert hall. More than 200 people were injured, dozens critically. Earlier, police...
  • Update: Americans among the injured in Paris attacks

    11/14/2015 7:44:29 AM PST · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    wgal.com ^ | 10:32 AM EST Nov 14, 2015
    PARIS-A State Department spokesman confirms that Americans are among the injured in the Paris terror attacks. The department's deputy spokesman, Mark Toner, says Saturday that "the U.S. Embassy in Paris is working around the clock to assist American citizens affected by this tragedy." He would not comment if any were killed.
  • Paris Attacks May Unsettle EU’s Debate on Migration

    11/14/2015 7:27:43 AM PST · by GonzoII · 32 replies
    WSJ ^ | Nov. 14, 2015 9:22 a.m. ET | Anton Troianovski
    BERLIN-The attacks in Paris stunned Europe and deepened one of the European Union's greatest crises: the tide of migration from the war-torn Middle East and elsewhere sweeping in from across the Mediterranean. In Germany, the attacks quickly galvanized opponents of Chancellor Angela Merkel's open-door policy, with critics saying that it had become clearer than ever that the migrants from the Middle East represented a grave security threat. In Poland, a country that had already opposed Ms. Merkel's stance, leading politicians doubled down and warned they wouldn't honor an earlier agreement to take in refugees. Ms. Merkel has been under intensifying...
  • Paris Attacks: German Police Arrested Man Enroute to France

    11/14/2015 6:34:18 AM PST · by GonzoII · 17 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 11/14/2015 6:06am PST | Scott Roxborough
    German media reports say it is not yet clear if the man, caught with a car full of guns and explosives a week before the attacks, had any ties to the terrorists. A man arrested by German police last week has become the focus of media attention and speculation that he may be an accomplice of the group that carried out the terror attacks in Paris on Friday night. Police in Rosenheim in southern Germany arrested the 51-year-old man on Nov. 5. after stopping him at a routine checkpoint and searching his car, German media reported. Police discovered a cache...
  • Out Paris attack [Amateur Footage Youtube Upload]

    11/14/2015 3:48:10 AM PST · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    Le Mond via Youtube ^ | Nov 14, 2015 | Nguyen Rollo
    Gunmen shouted 'Allahu Akbar' - God is great in Arabic - as they opened fire on innocent concert-goers, killing as many as 100. The four gunmen burst into the Bataclan concert hall about half-an-hour into a performance by Amercian band Eagles of Death Metal, firing into the crowd indiscriminately. The gunmen first shot at people standing by the bar, before turning their guns to the terrified crowd, according to survivors of the massacre. Footage has emerged capturing the moment dozens fled through a back exit
  • Breaking: ISIS Claims Responsibility for Attacks in Paris

    11/14/2015 3:24:16 AM PST · by GonzoII · 24 replies
    AP via WJLA ^ | |Saturday, November 14th 2015
    <p>PARIS (AP)--The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for attacks in Paris that killed over 120 people.</p> <p>The claim was made in a statement in Arabic and French released online Saturday and circulated by supporters of the group. It was not immediately possible to confirm the authenticity of the statement, but it bore the group's logo and resembled previous statements issued by the group.</p>
  • French president calls Paris attacks ‘act of war’ by Islamic State [retaliation "merciless"]

    11/14/2015 3:19:25 AM PST · by GonzoII · 61 replies
    WP ^ | November 14 at 5:40 AM | Maura Judkis, Griff Witte and Brian Murphy
    PARIS - French President Francois Hollande decried Saturday the massacres across Paris as an "act of war" carried out by the Islamic State, amplifying signals of a major response from France after coordinated attacks that killed at least 127 people. A day after declaring a nationwide emergency, Hollande said the attacks had been "organized and planned from outside" and vowed "merciless" retaliation. The statement also marked the clearest sign that authorities are drawing links between Friday's carnage and the Islamic State despite any known claim of responsibility. The attacks, Hollande said, were "committed by a terrorist army, the Islamic State...
  • Poll: Trump Getting More Hispanic Support Than Romney in 2012

    11/12/2015 10:21:39 AM PST · by GonzoII · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Nov 2015 | Neil Munro
    A new poll of 2,000 citizens shows that Donald Trump's immigration stance has more support among Hispanic Americans than Gov. Mitt Romney won in 2012, even after the pollsters reminded respondents of Trump's most controversial statements on immigration. Twenty-eight percent of Hispanic Americans agreed with Trump's June statement that "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're sending people that have lots of problems. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists." In 2012, Romney won 27 percent of the Hispanic-American vote. Twelve percent of Hispanic-Americans said they were not sure what to say about Trump's comment,...