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  • The View Rants On Giuliani: 'Nutty' 'Lunatic' 'Divisive;' Made NYC Unsafe For Brown, Black Men

    07/21/2016 7:03:44 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 32 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7-19-2016 | Kristine Marsh
    The majority of the panel on Tuesday’s The View were furious about former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s speech defending police officers at the RNC last night. Panelists Joy Behar, CNN’s Sunny Hostin, ABC’s Sara Haines and Whoopi Goldberg blasted the Mayor for his tone and message, calling him “nutty,” “berserk” “lunatic” and “divisive” while FNC’s Jedediah Bila was the only panelist to defend Giuliani’s speech. Whoopi began by asking the panel what they thought about Giuliani’s speech. Behar bluntly said, to laughter and applause, “I think he stole that speech from Mussolini.” Not to be outdone, Hostin had...
  • MSNBC (Maddow) Warns Sensitive Viewers Before Showing Anti-Hillary Buttons (RNC)

    07/21/2016 6:59:17 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 44 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7-20-2016 | Scott Whitlock
    Warning, sensitive MSNBC viewers may want to look away. That’s essentially what Rachel Maddow told liberal watchers on Wednesday night before showing a picture of anti-Hillary Clinton buttons at the Republican convention. Considering the hateful rhetoric that’s come out of MSNBC for years, perhaps that viewer warning should have appeared in the past. The buttons included ones that read “Hillary for prison” and “Vote no to Monica’s ex-boyfriend’s wife in 2016.” Maddow informed viewers, “You may find it uncomfortable. And so, you may not want to look at this stuff. But these are some of the pins that are being...
  • Sister of slain Baton Rouge officer Montrell Jackson: It’s coming to the point where no lives matter

    07/18/2016 9:24:54 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 10 replies
    Washpost/MSN ^ | 7-18-2016 | Teresa Vargas
    Joycelyn Jackson was already sitting in church when she found herself needing God most. She hadn’t yet learned that her younger brother Montrell Jackson was among the three officers killed in Baton Rouge when her pastor asked the congregation to send prayers to her family. “I didn’t want to break down in church, but it was just something I couldn’t hold,” said Jackson, 49. “He was a wonderful person. A wonderful person.” Joycelyn Jackson said that she understands the anger behind the movement Black Lives Matter but that “God gives nobody the right to kill and take another person’s life.”...
  • Egypt Blocks UN Security Council Condemnation of Coup in Turkey

    07/16/2016 12:07:19 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 32 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 7-16-2016 | haaretz
    "Statement which urged all parties to 'respect the democratically elected government of Turkey' opposed by Egypt, which officials say argued that UNSC not in position to determine whether a government had been democratically elected" The United Nations Security Council failed on Saturday to condemn the violence and unrest in Turkey after Egypt objected to a statement that called on all parties to "respect the democratically elected government of Turkey," diplomats said. The U.S.-drafted statement also expressed grave concern over the situation in Turkey, urged the parties to show restraint, avoid any violence or bloodshed, and called for an urgent end...
  • #ThingsHillaryWillNeverHave

    07/16/2016 11:40:26 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 49 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7-16-2016 | Twitter
    This hilarious hashtag is trending on Twitter today, with almost 40,000 posts, so far!! Some examples: #ThingsHillaryWillNeverHave A vote from Monica #ThingsHillaryWillNeverHave A soul #ThingsHillaryWillNeverHave A blue dress #ThingsHillaryWillNeverHave My Vote ThingsHillaryWillNeverHave - the respect of the nation. No matter what everyone knows she's a corrupt politician and a liar. ThingsHillaryWillNeverHave Integrigy #ThingsHillaryWillNeverHave Trending hashtags that she hasn't paid Twitter to hide or show
  • FAA Bans Flights Between the US and Turkey

    07/16/2016 10:19:38 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    NBC10 ^ | 7-16-2016 | Danielle Abreu
    U.S. airline regulators are banning all flights between the U.S. and airports in Turkey as the country fought to overcome a military coup attempt that left at least 161 people dead and scores more wounded Saturday. The Federal Aviation Administration ban includes commercial and private planes operating into or out of Turkey, as well as flights to the U.S. by non-U.S. carriers via third countries. (SNIP) Meanwhile, the U.S. embassy in Ankara issued a statement Saturday warning that U.S. government officials have been told not to use the airport in Istanbul and that U.S. citizens in the country should seek...
  • Turkey Suspends All US Operations Against ISIS At Incirlik Airbase

    07/16/2016 9:35:09 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 17 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 7-16-2016 | Durden
    Following the failed Turkish coup, U.S. military operations out of Turkey’s giant Incirlik Air Base - critical in the ongoing campaign against ISIS - came to a halt Saturday afternoon as the Turkish military closed the airspace around the base and suspended all US-led operations, mostly targeting the Islamic State. The also NYT adds that Turkish authorities on Saturday halted American-led strike missions against the Islamic State that are flying from the Incirlik air base, the first major impact of the coup on the broader allied campaign against the group.
  • Federal Raid In Baton Rouge Stops Possible Plot To Kill Police Officers

    07/12/2016 2:55:17 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 17 replies
    Breaking911 ^ | 7-12-2016 | Breaking911
    A house and pawn shop raid by federal authorities in Baton Rouge may have prevented a plan to assassinate police officers. The attack was reportedly to be carried out during a protest for Alton Sterling, a black man killed by police. WBRZ reported: “The source, who asked not to be identified, said the authorities were working leads on a Government Street pawn shop burglary that happened after Sterling was shot and killed by police in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, July 5. Between 7 and 8 weapons were stolen, and one of the three people arrested after the raid told investigators...
  • Orlando Shooting- Car Barrels Into Victim Funeral Procession, 2 Cops Hospitalized

    Two Florida cops are in the hospital after a woman allegedly drove her car through the middle of a funeral procession for a victim of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. According to eye witnesses, there was a small break in the procession Saturday and the woman tried to quickly cross the intersection. However, she didn't see the cops coming up on motorcycles and struck them both.
  • BREAKING - EgyptAir plane's voice recorder found

    06/16/2016 6:23:30 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 43 replies
    BBC ^ | 6-16-2016 | BBC
    Cockpit voice recorder of crashed EgyptAir flight found in Mediterranean, Egyptian investigators say
  • UAW endorses Hillary Clinton for president

    05/26/2016 11:58:32 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 33 replies
    UAW.ORG ^ | 5-25-2016 | UAW
    The UAW today endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, citing her support for UAW members, her lifelong commitment to the job security of American families, and her ability to unify and win in November. “Hillary Clinton understands our issues on trade, understands the complexities of multinational economies and supports American workers, their families and communities,” said UAW President Dennis Williams. Now is a time for unity, a time to focus on what lies ahead in November. Bernie Sanders has brought to this campaign a dialogue that has been needed for far too long. He has been, and remains, a great friend...
  • User Named ‘Racist McShootFace’ Hijacks Zimmerman Gun Auction, Hikes Up Price to $65 Million

    05/13/2016 11:43:31 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 55 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 13 May 2016 | Ken Meyer
    George Zimmerman‘s gun sale attempt isn’t going very well. After having to move his online auction to a new site once already, the bidding on the weapon that killed Trayvon Martin seems to have been taken over by trolls determined to remind Zimmerman of his infamy. Despite his not-guilty verdict for the death of Martin four years ago, Zimmerman is a pariah to many for his apparent non-regret for the incident, and a myriad of controversial statements from him since then. Zimmerman posted the gun to be sold on United Gun Group, but the auction seems to have been taken...
  • Puerto Rico Says Will Default Tomorrow, Begs Congress For Help "Or Else Crisis Will Get Worse"

    05/01/2016 4:39:02 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 64 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 5-1-2016 | Durden
    Update: PR Governor Padilla has spoken... -PUERTO RICO GOVERNOR SAYS WON'T PAY DEBT TOMORROW -PUERTO RICO GOVERNOR SAYS ISLAND WON'T PAY DEBT MONDAY -PUERTO RICO GOVERNOR: GOVERNMENT SIGNED MORATORIUM BILL YESTERDAY -PUERTO RICO NEEDS DEAL W/ CREDITORS AND/OR CONGRESS: GARCIA And of course, demands a bailout... -PUERTO RICO GOVERNOR CALLS ON U.S. CONGRESS, PAUL RYAN FOR HELP And then threatens... -CRISIS WILL GET WORSE IF U.S. CONGRESS DOESN'T HELP: GARCIA -PUERTO RICO GOVERNOR CONCLUDES REMARKS TO COMMONWEALTH A default on the $422 million due today is "virtually certain," S&P Global Ratings said April 11.
  • BREAKING: Indiana Governor Pence DOES NOT ENDORSE Ted Cruz!!

    04/29/2016 9:18:09 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 45 replies
    TCRLAF | 4-29-2016 | TCRLAF
    Indiana Governor PENCE was just on WIBC, saying he is NOT ENDORSING anyone in the Republican Primary, but he’ll be voting for Cruz himself. THIS IS QUITE SIGNIFICANT, given today's Media Diatribes.
  • Indianapolis Star's Editorial Board slams Trump "A Danger to the United States and to the World!"

    04/29/2016 8:22:15 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 74 replies
    Politico ^ | 4-28-2015 | Hanna Trudo
    Donald Trump would be “a danger to the United States and to the world” if elected president, according to Indiana’s largest newspaper, The Indianapolis Star. In an editorial published on Thursday, the newspaper widely condemned the Republican front-runner’s “simplistic proposals,” arguing he is unfit to occupy the Oval Office. “Trump has demonstrated repeatedly during the months-long campaign that he is wholly unsuited to serve as president,” the editorial states. “He’s offered simplistic proposals on national security, job creation, immigration, international trade and foreign affairs. He has sounded off with appalling comments about women and others. He’s appealed to voters’ worst...
  • White Privilege: Shaun King (#BlackLivesMatter)Plagiarizes Article, Editor Gets Fired

    04/19/2016 6:36:26 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 15 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | 4-19-2016 | David Greenfield
    Shaun King, the Black Lives Matter version of Rachel Dolezal who claims unconvincingly to be black, got a gig with the New York Daily News to rant about white privilege. The Daily News these days is like the Daily Mail but with even less class. But apparently they have editors. The chief function of these editors is to get fired when they can't stop the crazy abuses of News star talent like Shaun King. Shaun King, the controversial columnist of The New York Daily News, has been accused of plagiarism. The alleged stealing of sources was discovered by The Daily...
  • (Black) Ex-Kean student admits sending Twitter threats aimed at black students

    04/18/2016 3:47:07 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 39 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 4-18-2016 | Tom Haydon
    In a surprise move, a Kean University graduate accused of sending Twitter messages threatening black students on campus appeared in court Monday and pleaded guilty to the charge. Kayla McKelvey, 25, of Union Township, pleaded guilty to a single count of third-degree creating a false public alarm, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park said in a statement. In exchange for her plea, the prosecutor's office will recommend she receive a 90-day jail sentence, Park said. McKelvey, who is black, must also agree to pay $82,000 in restitution for the police response and investigation of the threats.
  • Brazil impeachment backers take strong lead in Congress vote (Vote Happening NOW)

    04/17/2016 5:42:27 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 51 replies
    KDAL ^ | Anthony Boadle and Maria Carolina Marcello
    Supporters of the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff took a commanding lead in a ballot in the lower house of Congress on Sunday that could hasten the end of 13 years of leftist Workers Party rule in Latin America's biggest economy. With 272 votes cast, 210 members of Congress had voted in favor of Rousseff's impeachment and 62 voted against or abstained. The Datafolha polling group projected Rousseff's defeat. Rousseff's opponents needs votes from 342 of the 513 members of the chamber to send her for trial in the Senate on charges of manipulating budgetary accounts to support her...
  • Armenia, Azerbaijan accuse each other of sharp Karabakh escalation with tanks, artillery, aircraft

    04/02/2016 1:38:07 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 12 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 4-2-2016 | RT
    Hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan have reportedly flared up overnight, with reports of gun and mortar fire coming from the border. Both Azeri and Armenian defense ministries accused each other of provoking the escalation. Azerbaijan said Armenian troops opened fire 127 times over 24 hours along the border. They are using mortars and heavy machine guns, the statement released on Saturday said. Armenia said Azeri troops went on the offensive overnight and are using tanks artillery and military aircraft. Militias in the unrecognized Karabakh republic, the focal point of the conflict, claimed they shot down an Azeri helicopter gunboat. Azerbaijan...
  • Organisers cancel Sunday's Brussels attacks 'March Against Fear' (Due to Security Fears)

    03/26/2016 7:05:22 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 23 replies
    Yahoo/AFP ^ | 3-26-2015 | TCRLAF
    The organisers of a "March Against Fear" planned for Sunday to mark the Brussels terror attacks said they had cancelled the event after the authorities asked them to do so because of security fears. "We understand this request. The security of our citizens is an absolute priority. We join the authorities in proposing a delay and ask people not to come this Sunday," the organisers said in a statement on Saturday. The authorities earlier asked for the march to be put off, perhaps for several weeks, to allow the police to concentrate their resources on the investigation into the attacks...
  • Crowd goes wild as bird lands on Sanders's podium in Portland (It's a sign from GAIA!)

    03/25/2016 6:58:36 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3-25-2016 | Caitlin Yilek
    Portland literally “put a bird on it” at a Bernie Sanders rally in Oregon on Monday. A bird landed on the Democratic presidential candidate's podium during his speech, and the crowd went wild. “That bird really is a dove asking us for world peace,” Sanders said. The “put a bird on it” slogan was made famous by the sketch comedy show “Portlandia.”
  • Howard County (Kokomo, IN) deputy dies from injuries suffered in overnight shooting

    03/20/2016 3:01:41 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    FOX59 ^ | 3-20-2016 | Randa Gore, Jessica Hayes and Zach Myers,
    A Howard County sheriff's deputy and a suspect died following an overnight shooting in Russiaville. Deputy Carl Koontz and Sgt. Jordan Buckley were shot while trying to serve arrest and search warrants around 12:30 a.m. Sunday in connection with a drug case, according to Howard County Sheriff Steven Rogers. The Howard County Sheriff's Department, Kokomo police and Russiaville Town Marshal were involved in the case. Deputies arrived at the residence in the 300 block of Chandler Street and tried to make contact with the suspect. No one responded when they announced themselves at the residence; when they entered, gunfire ensued....
  • Woman Charged for slapping Police Horse at KC Trump Protest

    03/19/2016 6:53:57 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 149 replies
    Fox4KC ^ | 3-19-2011 | Stephan Ganey
    A woman in the midst of the protests outside the rally for presidential candidate Donald Trump on March 12 was arrested on Friday for abuse of a police service animal. According to a police report, an officer mounted on horseback was involved in police crowd control outside the Midland Theatre when protesters began moving into the street and blocking traffic, approaching officers on foot. After police verbally instructed the protesters back onto the sidewalk, the crowd continued moving forward and mounted officers moved into position to block the crowd. Police said that’s when the suspect, April J. Foster, 29, approached...
  • Dozens feared dead in Russia air crash (FlyDubai 737)

    03/18/2016 7:23:14 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 57 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3-20-2016 | BBC
    A passenger jet has crashed in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don with at least 55 people on board, officials say. The FlyDubai Boeing 738, coming from Dubai, overshot the runway as it attempted to land and burst into flames, according to reports.
  • Still Waiting For Bernie Sanders To Disavow The Anti-Trump Violence Being Done in His Name

    03/12/2016 10:27:06 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 34 replies
    TCRLAF | 3-13-2016 | TCRLAF
    Any news on when Bernie Sanders will be appearing on National TV to disavow and apologize for the Fascist Anti-Trump violence being done in his name, yet?
  • [Vanity] Trump Chicago Rally Canceled Due To Threat of Violence.

    03/11/2016 4:40:19 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 942 replies
    3-11-2015 | TCRLAF
    BLM and Muzzie prtestors by the hundreds inside cheering. Scuffles and fights happening as the crowd leaving.
  • Bernie Sanders beats Hillary Clinton in stunning Michigan primary upset

    03/08/2016 8:55:31 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 89 replies
    UK GUARDIAN ^ | 3-8-2016 | Dan Roberts in Miami and Ben Jacobs and Lauren Gambino in Detroit
    Bernie Sanders pulled off his biggest win of the Democratic presidential race on Tuesday, defeating Hillary Clinton in the Michigan primary on a night which also confirmed strong anti-establishment support for Donald Trump in the battle for the Republican nomination. In an industrial state hit hard by the decline of manufacturing, the Vermont senator’s consistent opposition to free trade deals appears to have been a decisive factor, but he also showed signs of weakening Clinton’s dominance among African American voters. The shock victory – by a margin of around 3 percentage points when his win was first projected by Associated...
  • CNN's Don Lemon, JUST NOW: "We don't know if Donald Trump is a RACIST..."

    02/29/2016 8:38:44 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 73 replies
    TCRLAF | 2-29-2016 | TCRLAF
    .... But we DO know that he is the candidate of racists!!" REALLY???? The #BlackLivesMatter supporters will be voting for him? CNN has been pounding the "TRUMP IS A RACIST!!" meme all night long. This meme began two days ago on Daily Kos, from a Lib Consultant. Look how fast the desperate, Hillary-supporting US Media and especially CNN is trying to mainstream it!!
  • Republic Air files for bankruptcy protection, blames pilot shortage

    02/25/2016 3:32:07 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2-25-2015 | Traci Rucinski
    Regional carrier Republic Airways Holdings Inc filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday, blaming several quarters of falling revenue after having to ground aircraft amid a pilot shortage. The Indianapolis-based short-haul carrier, which feeds flights to American Airlines, Delta and United brands, listed assets of $3.6 billion and $3.0 billion of liabilities, court documents showed. Republic said the bankruptcy process would allow it to continue normal business while restructuring its finances and contracts. "We worked hard to avoid this step," Republic Chairman Bryan Bedford said in a statement but added that the restructuring would "restore our airline and take...
  • Carrier to relocate Indianapolis manufacturing operations to Mexico, 1,400 jobs affected

    02/11/2016 10:13:47 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 82 replies
    WTHR ^ | 2-11-2016 | Mary Milz
    This is a major economic blow to Indianapolis' struggling manufacturing sector. One of the City's largest employers, Carrier, announced it's closing its manufacturing facility on Indianapolis' west side, eliminating 1,400 jobs. The layoffs will begin in 2017 and be spread over three years according to the Indianapolis Star. Carrier's president of HVAC systems, Chris Nelson, says the move is part of the "continued migration of the HVAC industry to Mexico, including our suppliers and competitors, and ongoing cost and pricing pressures driven, in part, by new regulatory requirements." Let me guess that more than a few of these workers at...
  • No More Games in Syria: Russian Airstrikes Pulverize 'Moderate' Rebels for 36 Straight Hours

    02/06/2016 12:02:04 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 57 replies
    Russia Insider ^ | 2-5-2015 | Rudy Panko
    It's a bad time to be a "moderate" in Syria: Even the Washington Post is now reporting that Al-Nusra and other freedom-loving moderate groups are losing the war. As the SAA closes in on Aleppo, Russia is paving the way for a new offensive in northern Homs. And by "paving the way", we really mean "36 hours of continuous airstrikes" For 36 straight hours, the Russian Air Force has pulverized the Islamist rebel defenses in northern Homs, as the Syrian Arab Army’s 47th Brigade of the 11th Tank Division and the National Defense Forces (NDF) prepare to strike the imperative...
  • National Guard, Salvation Army Helping People Stranded On Turnpike

    01/23/2016 4:02:34 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 84 replies
    CBS Pittburgh ^ | 1-23 | CBSPit
    A messy portion of the Pennsylvania Turnpike has been shut down do to snowy conditions, and several groups are rushing in to help. The Turnpike is closed in both directions between the Breezewood exit and the New Stanton exit so that crews can clear the roads. Additionally, all commercial vehicles are banned between the New Stanton exit and the Delaware River Bridge, and on the Northeastern Extension between the Mid County exit and the Pocono exit. There are a number of vehicles stuck on the closed section of the Turnpike, and the National Guard has been called in to help....
  • Trump Epicly Trolls the Clintons on Instagram/Facebook. AGAIN...

    01/04/2016 7:07:00 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 172 replies
    RealDonaldTrump ^ | 1-4-2015 | Donald Trump
    LOL.... Donald Trump posted this to his Instagram and Facebook accounts about 5 hours ago:
  • U.S. ISM manufacturing PMI falls to lowest since 2009 in December

    01/04/2016 8:55:17 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 7 replies
    Investing.com ^ | 1-4-2015 | Investing.com
    Manufacturing activity in the U.S. contracted at the fastest pace since July 2009 in December, dampening optimism over the strength of the economy and adding to uncertainty as to how fast the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next year, industry data showed on Monday. In a report, the Institute for Supply Management said its index of purchasing managers fell to 48.2 last month from a reading of 48.6 in November. Analysts had expected the manufacturing PMI to inch up to 49.0 in December. The New Orders Index registered 49.2, an increase of 0.3 points from the reading of 48.9...
  • Saudi Arabia Bans Flights, Travel To Iran

    01/04/2016 7:40:41 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 55 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 1-4-2016 | Durden
    Over the weekend, a series of dramatic events stemming from Saudi Arabia’s execution of Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr plunged the Mid-East further into chaos. The torching of the Saudi embassy in Tehran prompted Riyadh to cut diplomatic ties with the Iranians and on Monday, Bahrain quickly followed while the UAE recalled its ambassador. Now, the stage is set for a full blown sectarian showdown complete with protests by oppressed Shiites in the Gulf states, anti-Sunni sentiment in Iran and Iraq, and, in a worst case scenario, a direct (as opposed to a proxy) conflict between the Saudis and the Iranians....
  • Saudi Arabia severs diplomatic relations with Iran

    01/03/2016 1:10:45 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 58 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 1-3-2015 | Al Jazeera Staff
    Saudi Arabia has announced that it is severing diplomatic ties with Iran following Saturday's attack of its embassy in Tehran during protests. Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi foreign minister, made the announcement on Sunday as the foreign ministry announced that it would ask the Iranian diplomatic mission to leave the kingdom within 48 hours. The Saudi foreign ministry has also announced that the staff of its diplomatic mission have been evacuated, and are now on their way back to Saudi.
  • Country Singer Craig Strickland Missing, Friend Who Posted Ominous Tweet Before Trip Is Found Dead

    12/29/2015 5:20:40 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 18 replies
    people ^ | 12-28-2015 | Naja Rayne
    Country singer Craig Strickland is missing just days after a friend posted an ominous tweet that foreshadowed their disappearance. "In case we don't come back, @BackroadCRAIG and I are going right through Winter Storm Goliath to kill ducks in Oklahoma. #IntoTheStorm," Chase Morland, who was on the road with Strickland, tweeted late Saturday. SNIP On Monday, Backroad Anthem, the band that Strickland sings in, revealed that Morland had been found dead. "Everyone please say special prayers for the family of Chase Morland," they wrote on Facebook. "They were very close friends and it is such a heartbreaking loss. Randy Strickland...
  • Amid Airstrikes In Syria, US Officials Admire Russia's Cost-Effective Military Campaign

    12/28/2015 10:24:37 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 10 replies
    IBT ^ | 12-28-2015 | Christopher Harress
    Senior members of the U.S. administration have praised Russia’s successful and cost-effective military campaign in Syria, undermining U.S. President Barack Obama’s statements from earlier this year that Moscow’s involvement in the war and attempts to prop up Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government would drain its resources and see its military stuck in a long, drawn-out fight. "I think it's indisputable that the Assad regime, with Russian military support, is probably in a safer position than it was," a senior administration official who asked to remain anonymous told Reuters on Monday. Five other unidentified U.S. officials interviewed by Reuters also said...
  • Libya militia chases away US troops

    12/18/2015 4:37:10 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 31 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12-18-2015 | BBC News
    US forces flown to Libya to support government troops had to leave after landing because of demands from a local militia group, US officials say. It follows reports that 20 US special forces troops, equipped with advanced weaponry, landed on Monday at an airbase in western Libya. The troops chose to leave "in an effort to avoid conflict", a US Africa Command (Africom) spokesman told the BBC.
  • Russia fires Turkey boat warning shot

    12/13/2015 4:34:20 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 31 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11-13-2015 | BBC NEws
    Russia says one of its warships fired warning shots at a Turkish fishing vessel in the Aegean Sea to avoid a collision. A Russian defence ministry statement said the Turkish vessel approached to 600m (1,800ft) before turning away in response to Russian small arms fire.
  • Taliban claims car bomb attack near Spanish embassy in Kabul

    12/11/2015 7:30:47 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12-11-2015 | Reuters
    The Taliban claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack on a guest house near the Spanish embassy in Kabul on Friday, and said fighting was still going on at the scene. Gunfire was reported immediately following the explosion, in a heavily protected area of the capital close to many foreign embassies and government buildings. Officials said police were on the scene. At least three insurgents appeared to be involved in the attack, a police official said. A Taliban spokesman said the attack targeted "an invader's guest house". At least seven people were brought to a hospital operated by the aid...
  • BREAKING NEWS - U.S. coalition kills three Syrian soldiers in airstrike

    12/07/2015 4:58:17 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11-7-2015 | Simon Tomlinson
    The Syrian government said on Monday four warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition had targeted a Syrian army camp in Deir Ezzor province on Sunday, killing three soldiers and wounding 13 more, calling the incident an act of aggression. The jets fired nine missiles at the camp on Sunday evening, Syria's foreign ministry said in a statement flashed on state television. It is the first publicly declared incident of its type since the United States and allied countries began bombing Islamic State in Syria more than a year ago.
  • Tube terror as knifeman screaming 'this is for Syria' slashes man's throat before being Tasered....

    12/05/2015 1:17:57 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 93 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12-5-2015 | Darren Boyle
    An knifeman slashed a man's throat at a busy London tube station shouting 'this is for Syria' before being Tasered by the police. The suspect attacked the man at Leytonstone underground station shortly after 7pm. Eyewitnesses claimed the man shouted 'this is for Syria' and 'all of your blood will be spilled' during the terrifying attack.
  • Ankara Suspends Air Force Flights Over Syria After Attack on Su-24 - Media

    11/27/2015 12:45:38 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 87 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 11-27-2015
    According to Turkish media, Ankara halted the flights of its aviation over Syria. ANKARA – Turkey has suspended its Air Force flights over Syria in the international coalition campaign in the fight against the Islamic State after the downing of the Russian Su-24 Fencer bomber, Turkey's Hurriyet newspaper reported Friday, citing diplomatic sources. On Tuesday, a Turkish Air Force F-16 downed the Russian bomber 4 kilometers from the Turkish border. Both the Russian General Staff and the Syrian Air Defense Command confirmed that the Su-24 never crossed into Turkish airspace and was shot down over Syrian territory, citing precise objective...
  • Russia Releases Video Of S-400 SAM Deployment In Syria, As Putin Issues Warning To Obama

    11/26/2015 10:56:51 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 52 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 11-26-2015 | Durden
    "The S-400 is an air defense system. The reason we didn't have the system in Syria is because we thought our planes were flying at high enough altitudes where a terrorist could not reach them, they don't have weapons capable of downing our planes at the altitude of over 3 or 4 thousand meters. And We could never think that we could be stabbed in the back by a country we regarded as our ally. Our planes operated at altitudes of 5-6,000 meters and were completely unprotected against potential attacks from fighter jets. We could never imagine that that could...
  • Hollande Says He and Putin Agreed to Coordinate Strikes on Islamic State Group

    11/26/2015 12:22:17 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 28 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 11-26-2015 | AP
    http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/hollande-putin-agreed-coordinate-strikes-islamic-state-group-35434908?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
  • Russia ready to consider steps to close Turkish-Syrian border — Lavrov

    11/25/2015 11:21:13 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 35 replies
    TASS ^ | 12-25-2015 | TASS
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has described as correct the offer of French President Francois Hollande to take steps to close the Syrian-Turkish border. He said as much while talking to reporters on Wednesday. "Going back to the news conference of Presidents of France and the United States Francois Hollande and Barack Obama in Washington, I noticed that the French president suggested taking steps to close the Turkish-Syrian border to stop both the flow of militants and terrorist financing," the Russian minister said. "It is significant that President Obama did not respond to this in any way, but I think...
  • Russia to deploy S-400 defense missile system to Khmeimim airbase in Syria - defense minister

    11/25/2015 1:34:05 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 50 replies
    RT ^ | 11-25-2015 | RT
    The Russian Air Force base in Latakia will be reinforced with S-400 SAM system, which will soon be deployed there, Russia's Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Wednesday. "An S-400 will be deployed on Khmeimim airbase in Syria," Shoigu said at a Defense Ministry meeting. On Tuesday, a Russian Su-24 was shot down by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet near the Turkish-Syrian border. One pilot died in the incident. The second one was rescued and brought to the Latakia airbase. Moscow maintains the jet did not violate Turkey's airspace. It ditched on Syria's territory 4km from the border. Shortly afterwards,...
  • 2nd Russian pilot rescued by Syrian Army

    11/25/2015 12:06:03 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 31 replies
    Arutz ^ | 11-25-2015 | Arutz
    A Lebanese news agency reports that the Russian pilot whose plane was downed on Tuesday by Turkey was rescued by Syrian commando forces.
  • France's Charles De Gaulle Strikes ISIL Targets in Syria

    11/23/2015 5:18:41 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 11-23-2015 | Sputnik
    The French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle has conducted first combat operation against the ISIL targets in Syria. Warplanes from the French aircraft carrier "Charles de Gaulle" engaged in their first combat mission, striking Islamic State positions in Syria and Iraq on Monday.