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  • When CPS Kidnaps Children for Money

    12/08/2014 8:29:12 PM PST · by robowombat · 28 replies
    New American ^ | Saturday, 06 December 2014 | Selwyn Duke
    When CPS Kidnaps Children for Money Written by Selwyn Duke “If I have it my way, you’ll never see your mommy and daddy again.” These cruel words were reportedly uttered to eight-year-old Jaxon Adams by a Missouri doctor working closely with Child Protective Services. While we don’t know if this statement will prove prophetic, the fact is that some children will never see their parents again — or, at least, not for a very long time — because of CPS. And it has been alleged that many of these youngsters are essentially kidnapped — for money. The New American reported...
  • Jeb Bush Will Not Run as a Conservative

    12/05/2014 8:57:37 PM PST · by robowombat · 42 replies
    New American ^ | Friday, 05 December 2014 | Steve Byas
    Friday, 05 December 2014 Jeb Bush Will Not Run as a Conservative Written by Steve Byas Jeb Bush Will Not Run as a Conservative His father and his brother captured the Republican nomination for president, posing as conservatives, then governed as moderates. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (shown), however, appears determined to chart a different course. If he does make a bid for president, this Bush is sending clear signals that it will not be as a conservative. After two previous Bush presidencies, in which conservative positions were adopted sporadically, this should not come as a surprise. But, following the...
  • Eric Garner Would Be Alive If He Was Not Obese, Says Rep. Peter King, Thanks Grand Jury For Decision

    12/04/2014 3:37:33 PM PST · by robowombat · 67 replies
    IBT Times ^ | December 04 2014 12:44 AM | Suman Varandan
    Eric Garner Would Be Alive If He Was Not Obese, Says Rep. Peter King, Thanks Grand Jury For Decision By Suman Varandani@suman09s.varandani@ibtimes.com on December 04 2014 12:44 AM Dec. 3, 2014. Reuters/Stephen Lam Peter King Rep. Peter King (R-NY) said Wednesday that Eric Garner would not have died from the chokehold if he was not obese. Facebook/Peter King NY protests Rep. Peter King said Wednesday that Eric Garner would not have died from a police chokehold if he had not been obese. (He was 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighed 340 pounds.) King’s comments come after a Staten Island...
  • US Entering Dangerous New Era in Religious Hostility

    12/03/2014 4:10:37 PM PST · by robowombat · 18 replies
    CBN News Washington Sr. Correspondent ^ | Wednesday, December 03, 2014 | Paul Strand
    US Entering Dangerous New Era in Religious Hostility By Paul Strand CBN News Washington Sr. Correspondent Wednesday, December 03, 2014 WASHINGTON -- A school tells a student that he can't attend because God's the most important thing in his life. A public health official gets fired for sermons he gave in his off-hours as a lay pastor. A congregation is told they may not be able to locate downtown just because - and only because - they're a church. These are all real examples of cases in the past several months showing your religion can get you in real trouble...
  • WHO DARES WINS: SAS “QUAD SQUAD” Kills 200 Terrorists

    11/30/2014 8:24:12 PM PST · by robowombat · 43 replies
    Viral Buzz ^ | November 23, 2014 | Bill Chandler
    WHO DARES WINS: SAS “QUAD SQUAD” Kills 200 Terrorists in Secret Night Time Sniper Attacks November 23, 2014 By Bill Chandler Daring night-time “Quad Squad” Raids by UK Special Forces Leave 200 Enemy Dead in Just Four Weeks SAS troops with sniper rifles and heavy machine guns have killed over 200 Islamic State extremists in a series of deadly quad-bike ambushes inside Iraq. In daring nightime raids The British Special Air Services (SAS) “Quad Squads” kill up to 8 jihadis each day for the past four weeks. Using Chinook helicopters to drop highly trained snipers on quad-bike deep into enemy...
  • A former soldier has revealed how a Nazi general spared him from the firing squad in World War Two.

    11/30/2014 6:54:32 PM PST · by robowombat · 58 replies
    TV South Wales ^ | 21 November 2014
    21 November 2014 Last updated at 13:11 ET A former soldier has revealed how a Nazi general spared him from the firing squad in World War Two. Roy Wooldridge, 95, from Hendy, Carmarthenshire, ..... Mr Wooldridge, who was twice awarded the Military Cross, was sent a telegram ordering him to report to his unit just three days after his wedding in 1944. The lieutenant, who was later promoted to captain, was sent to the French beaches with a colleague to ensure there were no mines which could blow up the boats during the D-Day landings. Due to the secretive nature...
  • Hong Kong moves to clear unruly protest site

    11/25/2014 3:50:39 PM PST · by robowombat · 2 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | November 26, 2014, 12:03 am TWN | Kelvin Chan
    Hong Kong moves to clear unruly protest site By Kelvin Chan November 26, 2014, 12:03 am TWN HONG KONG -- Hong Kong authorities began clearing a 2-month-old pro-democracy protest site in Mong Kok district Tuesday, risking confrontation with demonstrators in the neighborhood, a flashpoint for previous violent clashes with police and angry mobs. A total of 80 people were arrested, police said. Twenty-three were detained for contempt of court after police warned them not to interfere with workers and bailiffs enforcing a court order to remove obstructions from part of the protest area, one of three sites in the city...
  • Remarks by the President on the Resignation of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

    11/25/2014 3:41:53 PM PST · by robowombat · 3 replies
    The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release November 24, 2014 Remarks by the President on the Resignation of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel State Dining Room 11:10 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: About a year ago, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel was visiting our troops in the Republic of Korea thanking them for their service and answering their questions, and they asked about the usual topics, about our national security, the future of our military. And then one soldier, a sergeant from Ohio asked him, what was the most pertinent question of the day, which was what...
  • EPA: Coal Plants Should Spend $2B To Cut Emissions

    11/25/2014 10:06:49 AM PST · by robowombat · 23 replies
    Manufacturing Net ^ | Mon, 11/24/2014 - 4:53pm | Emily Schmall,
    EPA: Coal Plants Should Spend $2B To Cut Emissions Mon, 11/24/2014 - 4:53pm Emily Schmall, Federal regulators are proposing that the largest coal-powered plants in Texas invest $2 billion in new technology to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions, a measure energy companies are likely to resist. The plan released Monday would require that 15 units at eight coal-fired plants be retrofitted with controls to help clear the air near national parks and other federally protected land in Texas and Oklahoma. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the proposal would cut about 230,000 tons of sulfur dioxide emissions each year. Brad Watson,...
  • HOUSE REPUBLICANS PLACE OBAMA ON OFFICIAL NOTICE

    11/20/2014 5:48:07 PM PST · by robowombat · 133 replies
    Right Side News ^ | Thursday, 20 November 2014 15:12 | JB Williams
    HOUSE REPUBLICANS PLACE OBAMA ON OFFICIAL NOTICE Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 15:12 Written by JB Williams House leaders have placed Obama on OFFICIAL NOTICE to stop the usurpation of Congress by violating the Constitution with illegal Executive amnesty. The North American Law Center (NALC), working in concert with numerous patriot groups across America, placed House Republicans on notice demanding that they use constitutional congressional power to stop Barack Obama from illegally issuing defacto amnesty for millions of illegal aliens. House Republicans followed by placing Barack Hussein Obama on OFFICIAL NOTICE ahead of Obama’s scheduled TV event at 8:00...
  • Pakistan: Islamist Mob Kills Christian Couple Accused of Blasphemy

    11/14/2014 3:58:46 PM PST · by robowombat · 9 replies
    Morning Star News ^ | November 5, 2014
    Morning Star News Pakistan: Islamist Mob Kills Christian Couple Accused of Blasphemy Commanded from mosque loudspeakers, a Muslim throng in Punjab Province killed a Christian couple today after a co-worker accused the pregnant wife of defiling the Koran, sources said. Living on the premises of the brick kiln where she worked in Chak 59 village near Kot Radha Kishan, Karur District, about 60 kilometers (37 miles) southwest of Lahore, Shama Bibi was beaten to death before the enraged mob threw her body into the kiln, a relative said. The 28-year-old mother of four children was five months pregnant. The relative...
  • Pacific Fleet intelligence officer removed following investigation

    11/13/2014 2:33:36 PM PST · by robowombat · 18 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | November 12, 2014 | Erik Slavin
    Pacific Fleet intelligence officer removed following investigation By Erik Slavin Stars and Stripes Published: November 12, 2014 What happens when a Navy officer gets real on China? YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan – A senior Pacific Fleet official known for his blunt assessment of China has been reassigned following an investigation into mishandling of classified information. Capt. James Fanell, formerly the Hawaii-based command’s top intelligence officer, is now working as an aide at fleet headquarters, Navy spokesman Capt. Darryn James said Thursday. James declined to provide specifics on Fanell’s removal, citing privacy concerns. However, a defense official who requested anonymity because...
  • Backlash Brews Over ‘Anti-Military Anthem’ Performed on National Mall During Veterans Concert

    11/12/2014 6:48:37 PM PST · by robowombat · 28 replies
    Blaze ^ | Nov. 12, 2014 10:35am | Zach Noble
    Nov. 12, 2014 10:35am Zach Noble Rapper Eminem’s F-bomb-laced set wasn’t the only eyebrow-raising moment during Tuesday’s “Concert for Valor” on the National Mall — there’s some debate over whether some songs were insulting to the very U.S. servicemen and women and women the show was meant to honor. Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl and Zac Brown played a cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son,” which contains such lyrics as: Yeah, some folks inherit star spangled eyes Ooh, they send you down to war, Lord And when you ask them, “How much should we give?” Oh, they only answer, more,...
  • Ukraine crisis: Russian troops crossed border, Nato says

    11/12/2014 6:35:42 PM PST · by robowombat · 13 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | 12 November 2014 Last updated at 17:23 ET
    12 November 2014 Last updated at 17:23 ET Nato has seen Russian military equipment and Russian combat troops entering Ukraine this week, its top commander Gen Philip Breedlove says. Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg later urged Russia to pull back its forces. Russia's defence ministry denied sending troops to eastern Ukraine to help pro-Russian separatists there. The European OSCE monitoring mission has warned of "a real risk" of further escalation in a conflict that has killed more than 4,000 people. Heavy artillery fire rocked the east Ukrainian city of Donetsk, the industrial hub held by pro-Russian separatist rebels, on Wednesday. There...
  • Barbarism 2014: On Religious Cleansing by Islamists

    11/12/2014 6:29:57 PM PST · by robowombat · 8 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2014 | Nina Shea
    Barbarism 2014: On Religious Cleansing by Islamists Nina Shea In a brief, nationally televised announcement on August 7th regarding the Islamic State, which invaded the multicultural, northern Nineveh Province of Iraq this summer, President Obama observed that “these terrorists have been especially barbaric towards religious minorities, including Christian and Yazidis.” The brutal persecution of Iraq’s non-Muslim religious groups is part of a human rights atrocity that is as grave as it is overlooked in American foreign policy. The president’s eight-and-a-half-minute speech hardly scratched the surface. In fact, what the Islamic State, also called ISIS or ISIL, is undertaking in Iraq,...
  • Israeli Soldier Dies After Tel Aviv Terror Attack; Twin Brother Tells Gov’t ‘Wake Up!’

    11/10/2014 3:52:27 PM PST · by robowombat · 9 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | NOVEMBER 10, 2014 3:38 PM | Dave Bender
    Israeli Soldier Dies After Tel Aviv Terror Attack; Twin Brother Tells Gov’t ‘Wake Up!’ NOVEMBER 10, 2014 3:38 PM Dave Bender IDF soldier, Sgt. Almog Shiloni, 20, died of wounds sustained in a terror stabbing attack on Monday morning in Tel Aviv, according to the Israel Police. Police apprehended the Palestinian suspect, a Nablus resident, shortly afterwards and said the assailant attempted to steal Shiloni’s gun, but failed. The stabbing took place at the city’s southern HaHaganah train station on Levinsky Street. Shiloni received first aid at the scene, and was then transported to nearby Tel Hashomer Hospital. A man...
  • Bronze Bell from Long-Lost Arctic Shipwreck Revealed

    11/10/2014 3:27:42 PM PST · by robowombat · 13 replies
    Live Science ^ | November 10, 2014 03:13pm ET | Megan Gannon
    Bronze Bell from Long-Lost Arctic Shipwreck Revealed by Megan Gannon, News Editor | November 10, 2014 03:13pm ET Divers recovered a bronze bell from the wreck of the HMS Erebus, a British ship that was missing for nearly 170 years after an ill-fated expedition to the Canadian Arctic. In 1845, British Royal Navy officer and explorer John Franklin led more than 100 men on a quest to find a Northwest Passage connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. But they never completed their mission; in 1846, their ships — the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror — became trapped in ice near...
  • Iran has flown its version of the captured U.S. stealthy RQ-170 drone

    11/10/2014 1:32:29 PM PST · by robowombat · 32 replies
    Aviationist ^ | Nov 10 2014 - | David Cenciotti
    Iran has flown its version of the captured U.S. stealthy RQ-170 drone modified to bomb US Navy warships Nov 10 2014 - By David Cenciotti Although footage has yet to be released, Tehran claims a domestically modified RQ-170 Sentinel has already made its maiden flight. On May 11, Iran unveiled a copy of the Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) drone allegedly manufactured by reverse-engineering of U.S. Sentinel drone captured in December 2011. The Iranian version of the Sentinel drone was displayed next to the one that crash landed in northeastern Iran about three years ago for reasons...
  • Woman arrested after filming herself defecating on Israeli flag

    11/10/2014 1:27:22 PM PST · by robowombat · 55 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | Monday November 3, 2014 | Avi Cohen
    Woman arrested after filming herself defecating on Israeli flag Radical left-wing performance artist Natali Cohen Vaxberg is arrested after filming herself defecating on the Israeli flag while the national anthem plays • In another act, she calls the Holocaust "the best thing that ever happened" to the Jewish people. Avi Cohen and Israel Hayom Staff Police arrested Tel Aviv resident Natali Cohen Vaxberg on Sunday after she released a film of herself defecating on the Israeli flag while the national anthem plays in the background. She is expected to appear in court on Sunday and will be investigated for desecration...
  • Obama, the false prophet

    11/10/2014 1:20:07 PM PST · by robowombat · 13 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | Nov 10, 2014 | Dr. Haim Shine
    Obama, the false prophet In 2005, then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, followed more adamantly and boldly by current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu since then, identified the danger to the West posed by Iran's nuclear program. Netanyahu has refuted Iran's claim that its program is for peaceful purposes. A country sitting atop massive oil wells does not need to invest billions of dollars, at the expense of its own people's welfare, in nuclear reactors, centrifuges and uranium enrichment. Many experts in the Unites States and some senior Israeli defense establishment officials argued passionately that Netanyahu was a doomsayer protesting too vociferously. A...
  • Jerusalem Terror, Rioting Part of Bigger Plot

    11/10/2014 1:15:37 PM PST · by robowombat · 7 replies
    CBN News Middle East Bureau ^ | Thursday, November 06, 2014 | Julie Stahl and Chris Mitchell
    Jerusalem Terror, Rioting Part of Bigger Plot By Julie Stahl and Chris Mitchell CBN News Middle East Bureau Thursday, November 06, 2014 JERUSALEM, Israel -- For several weeks, violent riots and terror attacks have rocked neighborhoods in eastern Jerusalem. Palestinians accuse Israel of endangering the al-Aksa Mosque, but what's really behind their accusations? In yet another terror attack, a Palestinian terrorist used a vehicle as a weapon to plow into Israelis, killing one and wounding 13 others Wednesday. The incident took place at a busy intersection not from Jerusalem's Old City. It's the second attack of this kind in two...
  • Suicide Bomber Kills 48 at Nigerian School

    11/10/2014 1:12:31 PM PST · by robowombat · 9 replies
    CBNNews ^ | Monday, November 10, 2014
    Suicide Bomber Kills 48 at Nigerian School CBNNews.com Monday, November 10, 2014 Forty-eight students are dead after a suicide bomber attacked a northern Nigerian high school, but it is not known who is behind the attack. Officials say the bomber was wearing a school uniform when the explosives were detonated at a morning assembly. Hospital workers say dozens of students were hurt and will likely need amputations. Last week a suicide bomber killed 30 people in the same city. "We suspect Boko Haram is behind the attack," police spokesman Emmanuel Ojukwu said. CBN News is working to confirm if if...
  • Dr. Myles Munroe, Wife Killed in Plane Crash

    11/10/2014 1:09:13 PM PST · by robowombat · 7 replies
    CBNNews | Monday, November 10, 2014 | Efrem Graham
    Dr. Myles Munroe, Wife Killed in Plane Crash By Efrem Graham News Anchor & Reporter Monday, November 10, 2014 Bahamas Aviation investigators are searching for the cause of the deadly plane crash that killed prominent Pastor Myles Munroe, his wife Ruth, and seven others. The crash happened Sunday afternoon as people were gathering in Grand Bahama for his ministry's Global Leadership Forum. Aviation experts say the Lear 36 executive jet had departed from Nassau, the capital of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and crashed about 5 p.m. while attempting to land at the Bahamas International Airport. The jet exploded when...
  • Russian spyplane violates Lithuania airspace, Canadian Hornets intercept it

    11/09/2014 12:34:32 PM PST · by robowombat · 13 replies
    Aviationist ^ | Nov 09 2014 | David Cenciotti
    Russian spyplane violates Lithuania airspace, Canadian Hornets intercept it Nov 09 2014 By David Cenciotti Two Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet jets intercepted and shadowed a Russian Air Force Il-20 Coot over Lithuania. On Nov. 8, two RCAF CF-18 (or CF-188) Hornet jets deployed to Lithuania for NATO Baltic Air Policing mission were radar-vectored to intercept and escort a Russian Ilyushin Il-20 Coot-A plane flying off the Baltic coast. According to Canadian media outlets, the CF-18s were conducting a routine training sortie out of Siauliai airbase, when they were re-tasked to visually ID the Russian ELINT (Electronic Intelligence) plane...
  • Pakistani man is hacked to death for alleged blasphemy against Islam

    11/08/2014 4:05:35 PM PST · by robowombat · 12 replies
    Spero News ^ | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 07, 2014 | MARTIN BARILLAS
    Pakistani man is hacked to death for alleged blasphemy against Islam A pregnant Christian woman and her husband were burned to death in a brick kiln by a Muslim to whom they owed money. In another case, a man was hacked to death with an axe while in jail when his jailer accused him of blasphemy. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 07, 2014 BY MARTIN BARILLAS SHARE ON REDDIT1 PRINT DISCUSS On the night of November 6, Syed Tufail Haider (45) was arrested by the police in the Gujarat region of Pakistan over an argument that occurred in the central market in Gujrat...
  • Ancient and Modern Europeans Have Surprising Genetic Connection

    11/08/2014 4:01:30 PM PST · by robowombat · 24 replies
    Live Science ^ | November 06, 2014 | Charles Q. Choi
    Ancient and Modern Europeans Have Surprising Genetic Connection by Charles Q. Choi, Live Science Contributor | November 06, 2014 There is a surprising genetic unity between the earliest known Europeans and contemporary Europeans, ancient DNA reveals. This finding suggests that a complex network of sexual exchange may have existed across Europe over the past 50,000 years, and also helps to pinpoint when modern humans interbred with Neanderthals, the closest extinct relatives of modern humans, the researchers said. The origin of contemporary Europeans continues to be debated. The modern human ancestors of contemporary Eurasians are believed to have left Africa about...
  • Europe’s Jews: Unwanted, Dead or Alive

    07/14/2014 5:56:19 PM PDT · by robowombat · 9 replies
    Commentary ^ | 07.14.2014 - 11:50 AM | Seth Mandel
    When the historian and founding president of Brandeis Abram Sachar wrote a history of the Jewish journey from the death camps to the establishment of the State of Israel, he called it The Redemption of the Unwanted. I’ve always found the term to be depressingly appropriate, both as a profound statement on the flipside of the Jews being the “chosen people” and as an insight into postwar Jewry. Though the Holocaust was over, anti-Semitism was not. And while some Jews bravely chose to rebuild from the rubble–they were rebuilding not just European Jewry but Europe itself, though their European brethren...
  • Abe: Japan's collective defense is limited

    07/14/2014 3:48:22 PM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | July 14, 2014
    Abe: Japan's collective defense is limited Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has stressed the country will only use its right to collective self-defense in limited cases. Abe spoke at a Lower House committee of the Diet on Monday. It was Abe's first time to speak at the Diet on his Cabinet's approval to change the interpretation of the Constitution to enable Japan to exercise the right to collective self-defense. Masahiko Koumura, vice president of the governing Liberal Democratic Party, questioned Abe on whether the Cabinet's latest decision will allow Japan to exercise its right to collective self-defense as stipulated in...
  • Egypt proposes Israel-Gaza ceasefire for Tuesday morning

    07/14/2014 3:41:44 PM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | July 15, 2014
    The Egyptian government on Monday proposed a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian groups in the Gaza Strip according to which the two sides would end “hostilities” as of 9 a.m. Tuesday. The proposal, which was published on the eve of US Secretary of State John Kerry’s expected visit to Cairo, states that Israel would end all “hostilities" in the Gaza Strip from the land, air and sea and would refrain from launching a ground offensive that targets civilians. Related: Related: Netanyahu giving no indication when Gaza operation will end According to the proposal, the Palestinian factions in would cease...
  • Hezbollah Suffers casualties in fight to root out rebels

    07/14/2014 3:33:22 PM PDT · by robowombat · 5 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | Jul. 15, 2014 | 12:41 AM | Rakan al-Fakih|
    HERMEL, Lebanon: Further fighting broke out Monday night along the Lebanese-Syrian border following fierce battles which flared over the weekend between Syrian rebels and Hezbollah as the group seeks to root out the last opposition fighters from the region. At least seven Hezbollah fighters and over 30 Syrian rebels were killed in the clashes, which erupted Saturday night in the border area between Baalbek, Arsal and the Syrian village of Nahleh, sources told The Daily Star. In April, Syrian forces backed by allied fighters from Hezbollah retook control of most of the Qalamoun region. According to a high-level source, Hezbollah...
  • Deadly war on Gaza continues despite calls for truce

    07/14/2014 3:27:25 PM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    The Star ^ | ul. 14, 2014 | 09:26 AM (Last updated: July 14, 2014 | 06:54 PM)
    Deadly war on Gaza continues despite calls for truce GAZA/OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Palestinian fighters resumed rocket attacks on Tel Aviv Monday after a 24-hour lull in strikes on the Israeli commercial capital, and Israel kept up its air and naval bombardments of the Gaza Strip despite growing international pressure for a cease-fire. The military said it had shot down a drone from Gaza, the first reported deployment of an unmanned aircraft by Palestinian fighters whose rocket attacks have been regularly intercepted. The use of a drone would mark a step up in the sophistication of the Palestinian arsenal, although it was...
  • Thousands Flee Gaza After Israel Warns Of Possible Escalation, Death Toll Crosses 170

    07/14/2014 3:22:52 PM PDT · by robowombat · 5 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014 AS OF 6:13 PM EDT | Avaneesh Pandey
    Update as of 7:30 a.m. EDT: Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian protester near Hebron in the West Bank early on Monday morning. According to reports, 11 others were injured in confrontations between the Israel Defense Forces, or IDF, and civilians in Hebron, Bethlehem and Ramallah. Meanwhile, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said in an IDF briefing that Hamas had “suffered great damage” and that IDF will “make Hamas regret that they embarked on a round of fighting with Israel.” Referring to rocket fire from Syria and Lebanon, Ya’alon stated that Israel would “respond aggressively” against such attempts. At least...
  • Netanyahu finally speaks his mind

    07/13/2014 2:17:28 PM PDT · by robowombat · 21 replies
    Israel Pundit ^ | July 13, 2014, | DAVID HOROVITZ
    Netanyahu finally speaks his mind At his Friday press conference, the prime minister ruled out full Palestinian sovereignty, derided the US approach to Israeli security, and set out his Middle East overview with unprecedented candor. His remarks were not widely reported; they should be BY DAVID HOROVITZ TOI July 13, 2014, These are fundamental questions — questions you’d think Israelis and the watching world would long since have been able to answer, especially given that Netanyahu is Israel’s second-longest serving prime minister ever. In fact, though, while many pundits claim to have definitive answers, most Israelis would acknowledge that they’ve...
  • Islamic State routs Iraqi armored column in Anbar

    07/13/2014 2:10:02 PM PDT · by robowombat · 34 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | July 13, 2014 | BILL ROGGIO
    Islamic State routs Iraqi armored column in Anbar By BILL ROGGIO Iraqi and Syrian towns and cities seized by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham and its allies. Map created by The Long War Journal. Click to view larger map. Fighters from the newly established Islamic State ambushed and destroyed an Iraqi armored column in the western province of Anbar. Islamic State fighters also captured several American-made armored personnel carriers. The ambush highlights the deteriorating state of the Iraqi security forces. The Islamic State's Anbar Wilayat (division or province) released a series of photographs on its Twitter account...
  • A Baptist Preacher Fires Back At A Republican (Circular) Firing Squad

    07/13/2014 12:02:01 PM PDT · by robowombat · 3 replies
    COACH COLLINS, ^ | JULY 12, 2014 | Jerry Todd,
    A BAPTIST PREACHER FIRES BACK AT A REPUBLICAN (CIRCULAR) FIRING SQUAD JULY 12, 2014 COACH COLLINS By Jerry Todd, First Union Missionary Baptist Church, Meridian, MS is where we learned how Thad Cochran’s corrupt Senatorial re-election campaign upped the black vote by 30,000 over the last election with blatant lies and “walking around money” to narrowly beat opponent Chris McDaniel in last month’s Republican primary. The folks there are a bit upset with church member Rev. Stevie Fielder, the guy who broke the news. The media erroneously reported he was an Associate Pastor. No one I know blames the congregation...
  • The U. S. Doesn’t Need Any More Of The World’s Tired, Poor, Or Huddled Masses

    07/13/2014 11:56:16 AM PDT · by robowombat · 15 replies
    COACH IS RIGHT ^ | JULY 13, 2014
    THE U. S. DOESN’T NEED ANY MORE OF THE WORLD’S TIRED, POOR, OR HUDDLED MASSES JULY 13, 2014 COACH COLLINS By Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer Is formation of the North American Union what really is behind the Central American diaspora blurring our Southern Border and destroying the United States? A Townhall.com commenter attended the four week seminar at the prestigious Newberry Library’s Dr. William Scholl Center for American History and Culture held in Chicago last month and describes what he heard academic elites design for us. “Bridging National Borders in North America” was put on by the taxpayer funded National...
  • Britain's Lost Freedoms: 'We're Living in a Madhouse'

    07/11/2014 3:49:21 PM PDT · by robowombat · 21 replies
    CBN News I ^ | Tuesday, July 08, 2014 | Dale Hurd
    Britain's Lost Freedoms: 'We're Living in a Madhouse' By Dale Hurd CBN News Sr. Reporter Tuesday, July 08, 2014 LONDON - America owes much of its freedom to its British heritage. But today, Britain is losing its freedom. Many Americans were stunned when British authorities arrested Liberty Great Britain party leader Paul Weston in April for publicly reciting Winston Churchill's criticism of Islam. The calendar might say it's 2014, but in Britain it's starting to feel like George Orwell's "1984" because "Big Brother" has decided that certain things can no longer be said. Arrested over Churchill Weston quoted from Winston...
  • Opinion: World Condemns Israel for Protecting Its People

    07/11/2014 3:41:09 PM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    CBN News I ^ | Thursday, July 10, 2014 | Tzippe Barrow
    Opinion: World Condemns Israel for Protecting Its People By Tzippe Barrow CBN News Internet Producer - Jerusalem Thursday, July 10, 2014 JERUSALEM, Israel -- As Israel fights back against Hamas -- the Palestinian terror group that openly declares its intention to wipe the Jewish state off the map -- it faces condemnation from the Arab world. The spokesman for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan called for an immediate halt to Israel's "barbaric aggression." The Islamic Republic of Iran, responsible in large part for funding, training and arming Hamas and other Islamist terror groups, called on the West to condemn the...
  • The Mystery of the Copper Scroll

    07/11/2014 3:37:23 PM PDT · by robowombat · 25 replies
    CBN News Middle East Bureau ^ | Saturday, July 11, 2009 | Chris Mitchell
    The Mystery of the Copper Scroll By Chris Mitchell CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief Saturday, July 11, 2009 JERUSALEM, Israel - In 1947, a Bedouin shepherd wandered the hills of Qumran in search of a missing sheep. He threw a stone into a cave, hoping to drive the lost animal outside. Instead, the sound of shattered pottery drew the shepherd inside the cave. There he stumbled on the greatest archaeological find of the 20th century: the Dead Sea Scrolls. The Copper Scroll In the years that followed, archaeologists found eleven caves and more than 900 documents here at Qumran....
  • Center for American Progress wants mileage-based highway fee

    07/11/2014 2:51:20 PM PDT · by robowombat · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/11/14 12:08 PM EDT | Keith Laing
    Center for American Progress wants mileage-based highway fee By Keith Laing - 07/11/14 12:08 PM EDT The Center for American Progress is calling for Congress to ditch the federal gas tax in lieu of a system where drivers pay fees for road construction based on how many miles they travel. The proposed mileage-based system has been controversial in previous transportation funding debates because critics question how government would monitor the traveling habits of drivers without infringing upon their privacy. ADVERTISEMENT But the Center for American Progress said Friday that taxing drivers based on how far they drive is a much...
  • McConnell: Obama wants ‘blank check’ for border crisis

    07/11/2014 2:38:21 PM PDT · by robowombat · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 10, 2014, 10:37 am | Ramsey Cox
    July 10, 2014, 10:37 am McConnell: Obama wants ‘blank check’ for border crisis By Ramsey Cox Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Republicans are looking at President Obama’s $3.7 billion proposal to address the influx of unaccompanied child immigrants, but they won’t give him a “blank check.” “This is a real crisis. So we’re taking a hard look at the proposal the president sent over,” McConnell said on the Senate floor Thursday. “What he appears to be asking for is a blank check — one that would allow him to sustain his current failed policy.” ADVERTISEMENT Lawmakers have grown...
  • Hagel: ISIS poses an 'imminent' threat to US

    07/11/2014 2:32:29 PM PDT · by robowombat · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/09/14 04:15 PM EDT | Kristina Wong
    Hagel: ISIS poses an 'imminent' threat to US By Kristina Wong - 07/09/14 04:15 PM EDT Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday the Sunni fundamentalist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) poses a threat not just to the government in Baghdad, but to the United States as well. "This country should not make any mistake on this, nor anyone in Congress — this is a threat to our country," Hagel said while meeting with troops at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia. "This is a force that is sophisticated. It's dynamic, it's strong, it's organized, it's...
  • Obama: treacherous or incompetent?

    07/10/2014 7:34:09 PM PDT · by robowombat · 27 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | July 7, 2014 | LAWRENCE SELLIN
    Obama: treacherous or incompetent? by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD July 7, 2014 For many, it is difficult to decide whether Barack Obama is intentionally trying to destroy the United States or that he is doing so as a consequence of some type of ideology-induced stupidity. The damage wrought through the implementation of his absurd and impractical liberal "solutions" to national problems is readily evident. When Barack Obama was inaugurated on January 20, 2009 the national debt of the United States was $10,626,877,048,913. As of Jun 26, 2014, the debt was $17,512,592,730,102. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2007...
  • Obama’s Secret Directive Supporting Global Islamism

    07/10/2014 7:28:55 PM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | July 7, 2014 | RAYMOND IBRAHIM
    Obama’s Secret Directive Supporting Global Islamism by RAYMOND IBRAHIM July 7, 2014 A recent Gulf News report sheds some light on how and why the United States helped bring the Muslim Brotherhood and its Islamist allies to power, followed by all the subsequent chaos and atrocities in the Mideast region. Large portions of the report follow with my commentary interspersed for added context: Dubai: For the past decade, two successive US administrations have maintained close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Tunisia, Syria and Libya, to name just the most prominent cases. The Obama administration conducted an assessment of...
  • The Moral Crisis on Our Southern Border

    07/10/2014 7:11:36 PM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | July 10, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The Moral Crisis on Our Southern Border A perfect storm of special interests have hijacked U.S. immigration law. By Victor Davis Hanson No one knows just how many tens of thousands of Central American nationals — most of them desperate, unescorted children and teens — are streaming across America’s southern border. Yet this phenomenon offers us a proverbial teachable moment about the paradoxes and hypocrisies of Latin American immigration to the U.S. For all the pop romance in Latin America associated with Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba, few Latinos prefer to immigrate to such communist utopias or to socialist spin-offs like...
  • Hamas firing long-range M-302 rockets at Israel, capable of 150-km distance

    07/09/2014 8:55:16 PM PDT · by robowombat · 17 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | Jul. 9, 2014 | 12:26 PM | | Gili Cohen
    Hamas firing long-range M-302 rockets at Israel, capable of 150-km distance Rockets smuggled into Gaza before Klos-C cache discovered are considered more accurate than makeshift projectiles made in the Strip; Hadera struck by M-302, dozens are estimated to exist in Gaza arsenal. By Gili Cohen | Gaza militants have several dozen long-range M-302 rockets in their arsenal and have been using them in the current round of rocket fire, Israeli officials say. One of the rockets, which the army's intelligence division says are considered more accurate than the makeshift rockets manufactured in Gaza and can be stored more easily because...
  • Could ISIS Force an Israeli Intervention?

    07/09/2014 8:51:22 PM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | 3 July 2014 | Allan Johnson
    Could ISIS Force an Israeli Intervention? 3 July 2014 Having declared a caliphate stretching across Iraq and Syria, the Sunni jihadists of ISIS may now pose a threat to the kingdom of Jordan. If they do, Israel will feel its own interests would be directly threatened, and could ultimately intervene. Share submit to reddit inShare EmailEmail PrintPrint Watching the Arab Spring degenerate into sectarian slaughter, Israel has sought to protect itself from the chaos, and, above all, avoid being sucked into the tribal, religious, and sectarian conflicts that have been eroding the Sykes-Picot borders and are now dissolving the “countries”...
  • 53 Palestinians killed, over 450 injured in Gaza assault

    07/09/2014 8:48:20 PM PDT · by robowombat · 30 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | Thursday 10/07/2014, 06:47 | Jack Guez
    53 Palestinians killed, over 450 injured in Gaza assault Published yesterday (updated) 10/07/2014 02:22 Jack Guez BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Five Palestinians were killed in Israeli airstrikes on northern and southern Gaza Wednesday evening, bringing the total death toll in Gaza to 53, medical officials said. An Israeli airstrike struck the Hamad family home in Beit Hanoun, killing Hani Saleh Hamad, 57, and Ibrahim Hamad, 20. Five members of the same family were killed late Tuesday as Israeli warplanes bombed the home of senior Islamic Jihad militant Hafiz Hamad in the same area. Another airstrike in Rafah killed Samia al-Arja, 65,...
  • Israel steps up Gaza offensive as rockets fall and diplomatic efforts get underway

    07/09/2014 8:38:38 PM PDT · by robowombat · 5 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | Published Wednesday, Jul. 09 2014, 2:41 AM EDT | JOSEF FEDERMAN
    Israel steps up Gaza offensive as rockets fall and diplomatic efforts get underway JOSEF FEDERMAN Published Wednesday, Jul. 09 2014, 2:41 AM EDT Last updated Wednesday, Jul. 09 2014, 7:17 PM EDT With rockets raining deep inside Israel, the military pummeled Palestinian targets Wednesday across the Gaza Strip and threatened a broad ground offensive, while the first diplomatic efforts to end two days of heavy fighting got underway. Egypt, which has mediated before between Israel and the Hamas militant group, said it spoke to all sides about ending the violence. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was in touch with...
  • Gen. Michael Hayden: Treat Immigration Crisis Like Insurgency

    07/09/2014 8:25:07 PM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 09 Jul 2014 12:19 PM
    Wednesday, 09 Jul 2014 12:19 PM By Courtney Coren Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency and CIA, said the constant flow of illegal immigrants should be treated like an insurgency. "It's not an insurgency. I mean an insurgency has a political aim to overthrow the government," Hayden said on Newsmax TV's "America's Forum." "This is a criminal enterprise that's so big and so powerful that as a byproduct, it actually threatens the government." Urgent: Don't Underestimate Your Risk for Heart Disease. Free Online Test Now Story continues below video. Note: Watch Newsmax TV now on DIRECTV...