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  • Watch pilot escape after fiery plane crash in Foley (video)

    04/26/2016 9:46:40 PM PDT · by boycott · 8 replies
    AL.com ^ | 4-26-16 | Jonathan Grass
    A family and employees inside a Foley towing business got the shock of their lives when a twin-engine plane went down in flames just outside their office Tuesday afternoon. The sole person inside escaped with just minor injuries. Foley Municipal Airport officials confirm the twin-engine Cessna was taking off when it immediately went down near Sunset Circle and Hickory Street. The plane was on fire, but the pilot got out through the back and jumped almost 10 feet to the ground to get away. Police and airport officials said the pilot walked away with only a few burns and cuts...
  • Jordan: [Al-Qaida 'Palestinian'] Militant Sentenced for Attack

    11/05/2007 9:08:40 AM PST · by Posting · 50+ views
    AP ^ | 11/04/07
    Jordan: Militant Sentenced for Attack By JAMAL HALABY – 4 hours ago AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's military court convicted an al-Qaida militant Monday of involvement in the deadly suicide car bombing of the Jordanian Embassy in Iraq in 2003 and sentenced him to death. Muammar Ahmed Yousef al-Jaghbeer, a Jordanian of Palestinian origin, was arrested in 2005 upon his return from Iraq and charged with the embassy attack, which killed 19 people. Al-Qaida in Iraq, which was then headed by Jordanian-born Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, claimed responsibility for the attack. The court dropped charges against al-Zarqawi on Monday, citing his...
  • Obama goofed around with a selfie stick on the same day Kayla Mueller confirmed dead

    02/13/2015 9:46:51 AM PST · by george76 · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 13, 2015 | Noah Rothman
    we might soon come to regret enabling the world’s most powerful narcissist by handing him a selfie stick. Those who are concerned that Obama’s antics – mugging into a smudgy mirror, failing to successfully dunk a cookie into a glass of milk, and pantomiming free throw shots for no particular reason, all in the hopes of increasing the number of young Obamacare enrollees (with BuzzFeed’s complicity) .. ... this video was shot mere hours after the United States government confirmed that another of its citizens, Kayla Mueller, died in ISIS custody. The day that this video was shot, February 10,...
  • Fired CIA agent seeks FBI probe of WMD intelligence

    08/03/2005 9:41:19 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 81 replies · 1,845+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8-1-05
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A fired CIA agent, who a newspaper says told superiors in 2001 that Iraq had abandoned part of its nuclear program, is asking the FBI to investigate allegations that the spy agency dismissed him for refusing to falsify intelligence. A July 11 letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller from the former agent's attorney suggests CIA officials may be guilty of criminal violations involving intelligence he produced on weapons of mass destruction in 2000 that contradicted an official agency position. The former agent's attorney, Roy Krieger, said his client initially asked the CIA's inspector general to investigate charges...
  • 6 Reasons Why Malloy Did Better In 2014

    11/09/2014 7:30:11 AM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 2 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | November 6, 2014 | Stephen Busemeyer and Dan Haar
    The battleground was different in 2010, when Dannel P. Malloy and Tom Foley first fought to become governor. Linda McMahon and Richard Blumenthal were slugging it out in a high-finance senate race that drew a lot of attention. The economy was sputtering badly. Tom Foley's running mate was popular Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton. Sandy Hook -- and the gun control legislation that came out of it -- was more than two years away.
  • BREAKING: Obama Knew Where US #ISIS Hostages Were Being Held But Refused to Act (Video)

    11/03/2014 11:12:45 AM PST · by servo1969 · 68 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 11-3-2014 | Jim Hoft
    New evidence confirms Obama’s delayed response once again cost American lives. Two Americans were beheaded after the Obama administration refused to act. American journalist James Foley was kidnapped and held for two years. Foley was beheaded by ISIS in August.** ISIS Is Holding At Least Four More American Hostages.Obama’s refusal to act resulted in the brutal death of two Americans. The White House knew for several weeks where the US hostages were being held. But Obama failed to act.Catherine Herridge reported, via Happening Now:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVlA-6WVmkIObama went golfing after James Foley was beheaded.The Obama White House had information on where the hostages...
  • Visconti Suspends Campaign, Endorses Foley for Governor

    11/02/2014 1:19:50 PM PST · by raybbr · 25 replies
    NBCConnecticut.com ^ | 11/2/2014 | Ari Mason and George Colli
    Two days before the polls open, unaffiliated candidate for governor Joe Visconti has suspended his campaign and endorsed Republican candidate Tom Foley in a ceremonious display of party unity. NBC Connecticut cameras were the only ones rolling when Visconti appeared alongside Foley in Brookfield on Sunday, surprising a crowded room of Foley campaign volunteers. "I called Tom yesterday. I took a look at the polls," Visconti explained. "I was very concerned that Tom is in the fight for his life. Connecticut is in the fight of its life." Visconti, a conservative who failed to secure the Republican nomination, previously said...
  • ‘Dark money’ group puts up $1 million to attack Malloy (Connecticut)

    10/27/2014 3:08:24 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 21 replies
    The CT Mirror ^ | October 26, 2014 | Mark Pazniokas
    ... group from Ohio contributed $1.17 million to Grow Connecticut, the super PAC behind a $6.7 million advertising campaign to defeat Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. The money came from A Public Voice, Inc., which is based at the West Chester, Ohio office of David R. Langdon, a lawyer who has represented a network of conservative non-profit groups in a legal fight with the IRS over their tax-exempt status and is active opposing gay marriage, among other causes. Grow Connecticut, which is allied with the Republican Governors Association, immediately used the contribution to purchase nearly $1 million of television advertising attacking...
  • Rasmussen: Connecticut Governor: Foley (R) 50%, Malloy (D) 43%

    10/19/2014 9:38:22 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 24 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 19, 2014 | Rasmussen Reports
    Republican challenger Tom Foley still leads Democratic incumbent Dan Malloy in their Connecticut gubernatorial rematch as voters continue to grumble about the job Malloy has done over the past four years. Foley now picks up 50% of the vote to Malloy’s 43% in a new statewide telephone survey of Likely Connecticut Voters. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and four percent (4%) are undecided.
  • Malloy leads by 8 in Connecticut Governor's Race

    10/06/2014 6:56:17 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 44 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | October 06, 2014
    Public Policy Polling's first Connecticut poll of 2014 finds Dan Malloy with an 8 point lead for reelection over Republican foe Tom Foley, 43/35. Independent Joe Visconti is polling at 9%. Visconti is largely drawing voters away from Foley- his supporters say their second choice would be Foley by a 46/27 spread. In a head to head, Malloy's advantage over Foley is 6 points at 45/39. Malloy's had low approval numbers throughout most of his term and that hasn't changed- only 40% of voters approve of the job he's doing to 50% who disapprove. But Foley's numbers are even worse...
  • FBI’s Washington field office at center of efforts to get U.S. hostages home

    09/16/2014 3:10:47 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 7 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 16, 2014 | Adam Goldman
    When American journalist Theo Curtis was released in the Golan Heights late last month after being held in Syria by an Islamist group for nearly two years, a pair of FBI agents were waiting for him. One of the agents called Curtis’s mother to tell her that her son was finally safe. That moment was a high point — not only for Curtis’s family but also for the FBI agents based in the Washington field office working on the abduction. The FBI “deserves some credit for what it did for me,” Curtis said in an interview. (snip) The killings by...
  • Families of beheaded US reporters warned not to pay ransoms

    09/14/2014 2:00:47 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 22 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 14, 2014 | MSN News
    The families of two journalists beheaded by Islamic State jihadists were both warned by US government officials they could face prosecution if they raised a ransom for their release. The recent executions of James Foley and Steven Sotloff by Islamic State (IS) extremists triggered worldwide revulsion and Washington has since declared it is at war with the radicals. The United States has a policy of never paying ransoms, contending that doing so would endanger Americans all over the world. Late Friday, a spokesman for Sotloff's family said the murdered journalist's parents were told by a White House counterterrorism official last...
  • Kerry 'taken aback' by James Foley's mother's reaction to handling of case

    09/12/2014 9:51:23 PM PDT · by plain talk · 82 replies
    The U.S. government Friday defended its handling of James Foley's case after the slain journalist's mother told CNN that officials suggested the family could be charged if they tried to raise money to free him. Saying everything possible had been done to bring the journalist home, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters officials worked very closely with Foley's family and with his employer, GlobalPost CEO Philip Balboni. "Any advice that this department or other departments give to the families about what they should do in these situations is based solely on what is best for returning their loved one...
  • Beheaded journalists warned about Obama's 'moderate' allies

    09/12/2014 12:12:08 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 19 replies
    WND ^ | Sep 11, 2014 | F. Michael Maloof
    As part of his “strategy” to eliminate ISIS, also known as ISIL, President Obama wants to “equip Syrian opposition fighters,” and while not mentioning the Free Syrian Army, or FSA, by name, that group, the group in which American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff were embedded before they were captured by ISIS and beheaded, likely would be a recipient. It was the same FSA that ultimately turned Foley and Sotloff over to ISIS.
  • After Saying “I Should’ve Anticipated the Optics” of Golfing After Foley Beheading Speech… Obama

    09/07/2014 5:02:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Kristinn Taylor
    Daniel Halper at the Weekly Standard points out that contrary to media reports Obama was not contrite in his Meet the Press remarks about going golfing immediately after making a statement while on vacation last month about the videotaped beheading of American journalist James Foley by the Islamist terrorist group ISIS. Obama seemed to blame press coverage—saying he’s looking forward to a vacation from the press–rather than his conduct for the optics of being seen laughing it up on the golf course mere minutes after making a somber statement on what many consider to be an act of war on...
  • ‘Jihad John’: Rap Song Lyrics Provide Chilling Clues Into His Rage (ISIS Beheader)

    09/03/2014 2:11:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    new.com.au ^ | SEPTEMBER 03, 2014
    BEFORE he was named as a key suspect in the brutal beheading of two western journalists, the man who has become known as Jihad John was an aspiring rapper with a dark message. Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, who released music videos under the name L Jinny and even had a few songs played on BBC radio, has gained notoriety for darker reasons other than his music. The British man has gained worldwide attention after he was named as the chief suspect in the gruesome beheading of American journalist James Foley. Police and intelligence officials told Britain’s Sunday Times that “MI5 and...
  • White House Denies Report Obama 'Hesitated' On James Foley Rescue Mission

    08/31/2014 7:03:41 AM PDT · by blam · 23 replies
    BI ^ | 8-31-2014 | Paul Szoldra
    Paul SzoldraAugust 30, 2014The White House is pushing back on a report in the Sunday Times earlier this week that said Obama "took too long" to authorize the mission to rescue James Foley and other American hostages held by ISIS militants, a decision that journalist Toby Harnden reported made the mission impossible. The report, which offers a broad overview of the failed July 4 mission to rescue Foley, had two paragraphs which were very interesting: Pentagon sources said Foley and the others might well have been rescued but Obama, concerned about the ramifications of US troops being killed or captured...
  • Waterboarding Hypocrisy?

    08/29/2014 9:04:50 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-29-14 | Wordsmith
    The hunt for James Foley’s killer: On Sunday, the British ambassador to the United States said Britain was close to identifying Foley’s killer. A number of possible identities have been suggested by British media although sources on both sides of the Atlantic have told Reuters that there was little likelihood of the British government naming the suspect imminently. On Thursday, the Washington Post reported that Foley and at least 3 other captives are known to have been waterboarded: At least four hostages held in Syria by the Islamic State, including an American journalist who was recently executed by the group, were waterboarded in the early...
  • Family releases (final) letter from James Foley (written while Foley was held hostage)

    08/26/2014 2:18:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    WMUR ^ | August 25, 2014
    ROCHESTER, N.H. —The parents of slain journalist and New Hampshire native James Foley have released a letter they say their son wrote during his time in captivity. Foley was kidnapped in 2012 while covering the Syrian uprising. The Islamic State group posted an online video Tuesday showing his killing. In the letter, Foley says he was being held with 17 other hostages, and they passed the time by discussing movies, sports and trivia and playing games made up of scraps found in their jail cell.Foley says the hostages were fed daily and given tea and coffee.His parents say letters...
  • Islamic State To Chicago: 'We Are In Your Streets'

    08/25/2014 4:57:43 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 42 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 25, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Jihad In America: Terroristic tweets underscore the Islamic State's global reach. It has an army of Western passport holders, and an open southern border to cross. It's not only coming to the U.S.; it's already here. Slain journalist James Foley studied his craft in the Chicago area, earning a master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. For a time he was a teacher in the Cook County Jail boot camp program. He was familiar with the streets of Chicago. So, apparently, is the Islamic State that beheaded him. An anonymous tweet has an attached photo showing...
  • Obama Sent No Representative to Memorial Mass for Beheaded Journalist James Foley

    08/25/2014 3:08:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/25/14 | Lauretta Brown
    President Barack Obama sent no White House representative to the memorial Mass held yesterday in Rochester, New Hampshire, for James Foley, the American journalist beheaded by the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) terrorists. President Obama, however, did send three White House aides to Monday’s funeral for Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African American fatally shot in an encounter with a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. The memorial mass for James Foley took place Sunday at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Foley’s hometown. Connie Hammond, an administrative assistant at Holy Rosary,
  • James Foley execution video staged: experts

    08/25/2014 10:16:07 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 58 replies
    THE VIDEO of a British jihadist beheading an American hostage was probably staged, with the actual murder taking place off-camera, according to forensic analysis. Footage of James Foley’s death at the hands of a man with a London accent provided a powerful propaganda tool for Islamic State when it was uploaded on to the internet and broadcast around the world last week. Now it has emerged that the Briton might be a frontman and not the killer. His identity has almost certainly been established by the security services, but they have yet to act for fear of endangering the lives...
  • Brit Rapper Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary Is Suspected Beheader of James Foley....

    08/24/2014 1:05:06 PM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 32 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 8-24-14 | Vittorio Hernandez
    Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, a British rapper, is suspected by UK's SAS to be John, the man with an English accent who beheaded American journalist James Foley last week, the New York Post reports. In early August, Bary tweeted a photo of himself wearing a camouflage and black hood, while holding on his left hand a decapitated head. The 24-year-old rapper is the son of an Egypt-born militant now waiting for trial in Manhattan on terror charges for the bombing of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998. He is one of the jihadists named by former hostages as member...
  • Beheader Jihadi John identified

    08/24/2014 3:34:21 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 64 replies
    The Sunday Times ^ | 24 August 2014 | Mark Hookham, Richard Kerbaj and Marie Woolf
    MI5 and MI6 have identified the British fighter suspected of murdering the American journalist James Foley, senior government sources confirmed last night. The masked man with a London accent, who is said to be known to fellow fighters as “Jihadi John”, was seen in the shocking video of Foley’s death released by the Isis extremist army last week. While sources gave no details of the man they have identified, a key suspect is Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, 23, who left his family’s Ł1m home in Maida Vale, west London, last year. He recently tweeted a picture of himself holding up a...
  • (YouTube)DFU POLIMERICK MINUTE: Obama: Beheading and Golf

    08/23/2014 7:29:12 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 3 replies
    DFU via YouTube ^ | 8-22-14 | DFU
    commentary -- OBAMA: BEHEADING AND GOLF in graphics (not the beheading) and limerick
  • White House: That round of golf after the Foley video was released doesn’t show the depth

    08/22/2014 11:24:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    hot air ^ | 8/22/14 | Allahpundit
    Oh, I don’t know. (Snip) Ask yourself this, though. Is “optics” really just a Beltway parlor game? My hunch about most low-information voters, a.k.a. most voters, is that they’d struggle to name who the vice president is when asked. We’re lucky if they’re cognizant of what happened to James Foley at all, let alone Obama’s reaction to it. “As a general rule, I think that he’s right that you can’t be held hostage to the news cycle — the man deserves a bit of downtime,” said Jim Manley, a longtime Democratic strategist. “But in this particular instance, I think a...
  • Muslim Brotherhood’s Islamic State Beheads Liberals Too

    08/22/2014 8:02:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | August 21, 2014 | Ben Barrack
    The beheading of any American should send every American into orbit from outrage. That includes the beheading of James Foley. What must be made known, however, is that evidence suggests Foley was sympathetic to the Muslim Brotherhood’s cause and may have been a liberal. If that’s true, why would ISIS behead him? The answer is strangely simple. ISIS beheads liberals too, in much the same way that the Tsarnaev brothers set off pressure cooker bombs in a predominantly liberal city – Boston. Foley Betrayed by those he supported. A look at Foley’s twitter feed from 2012 indicates he was a...
  • TRADING FOR BERGDAHL MEANS MORE FOLEYS

    08/21/2014 2:48:41 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 21, 2014 | By Ben Shapiro
    On Tuesday, ISIS terrorists beheaded American journalist James Foley. President Obama responded by bombing the fourth green during his long vacation in Martha’s Vineyard. He also lectured ISIS on the true meaning of Islam: “ISIL speaks for no religion…ISIL has no ideology of any value to human beings….One thing we can all agree on is that a group like ISIL has no place in the 21st century.” The faculty-lounge insult approach has proved ineffective. ISIS is now threatening to kill journalist Steven Sotloff. They reportedly hold two other Americans as well. And they will undoubtedly seek to kidnap more Americans...
  • Pope calls family of US journalist James Foley

    08/21/2014 2:25:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies
    cna ^ | August 21, 2014
    Vatican City, Aug 21, 2014 / 03:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has reportedly called the family of U.S. journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by ISIS militants earlier this week. According to NBC News, a Vatican spokesperson said Thursday that the Pope called Foley’s family, who was grateful and moved by the gesture. On Aug. 19, the Islamic State (ISIS), a militant group that controls territory in Syria and Iraq, released a graphic video titled “A Message to America” which shows the beheading of Foley, who had gone missing in Syria in 2012. U.S. officials have now confirmed the...
  • 'I know ISIS butcher known as John the Jailer'

    08/21/2014 11:35:22 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 13 replies
    Mail Online ^ | Aug 20 , 2014 | Martin Robinson
    A Frenchman who was held captive with murdered American journalist James Foley for months said today he has a ‘rough’ idea who his executioner is. Didier Francois said a video of the suspected British jihadist stirred painful memories of being chained up in the dark with Mr Foley and other ISIS hostages in Syria. It came as a former MI6 chief said the British jihadist will be identified and the SAS will be sent to Syria to 'bring him to justice'.
  • Obama’s awful statement about James Foley was even worse than I predicted

    08/21/2014 11:34:06 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 8-21-2014 | Bookworm
    In my post about James Foley’s execution at ISIS’s hands, I made some predictions about Obama’s eventual statement. Let’s see how my prediction matches with reality. First, my prediction: Obama will eventually issue a bland, fairly affect-free statement, either through a spokesman or through a brief appearance on the White House lawn (no questions from the press, please). In an anodyne tone, he’ll say how sad he and the American people are at the news. He’ll promise to issue strongly worded condemnations of the killers. He’ll assure us that the killers are aberrant and have nothing to do with the...
  • Foley executioner said to be member of terrorist ‘Beatles’ trio

    08/21/2014 8:18:28 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 22 replies
    AP and Times of Israel staff ^ | August 21, 2014, 5:41 pm
    A gruesome video released online Tuesday showing the beheading of US journalist James Foley by a man who appears to be a British national has sparked international outrage and is fueling fears about the increasing numbers of foreign fighters joining the ranks of the Islamic State. The Guardian newspaper quoted an unidentified former prisoner held in Syria who said that the executioner goes by the name “John” and is an educated and devout radical Islamist who is one of three UK-born IS militants known as “the Beatles.” According to the report, the executioner was from London, and was one of...
  • James Foley Went Looking to Support Terrorists in Syria, Instead They Cut Off His Head

    08/20/2014 7:27:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/20/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    James Foley was one of a new breed of activists calling themselves journalists. He didn’t travel to report on a story, but to promote an agenda. And the agenda was obvious from his Twitter feed.Any human life lost is tragic, but a moral individual would have much more empathy for the Syrian Christians who suffered at the hands of Foley’s favorite Jihadists than one of their pet propagandists. Foley came to Syria to support the Sunni Islamist rebels against the Syrian government.He cheered on the Sunni Muslim terrorists fighting to ethnically cleanse the Christians of Aleppo. In the conflict...
  • Mass Casulaties in Obama's War on War

    08/20/2014 11:22:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2014 | John Ransom
    Well now they have done it. They killed a priest. A high priest. A secular high priest. They killed a journalist I mean. “In the video released on Tuesday,” reports Asia News Channel, “an individual presumed to be [freelance journalist James] Foley - who was captured by militants in Syria in November 2012 - is seen on his knees in a desert landscape reading a statement asking his family to stop the US intervention in Iraq. A man standing next to him dressed in black with his face covered and holding a knife then says in a distinct British accent...
  • James Foley's Executioner Is a Known Hostage Negotiator for ISIL

    08/21/2014 1:36:08 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 16 replies
    The Wire ^ | Aug 20 , 2014 | Polly Mosendz
    The tall British executioner was clad in all black and is wearing a facemask, however, sources within Britain are already starting to identify him. He is the allegedly the leader of a group of British ISIL fighters in Syria. He is known, thus far, only as "John." A former hostage of these fighters identified him to The Guardian as the head guard in Raqqa. One of his former hostages described him as "intelligent, educated and a devout believer in radical Islamic teachings." He was born in the United Kingdom.
  • Slain journalist James Foley on praying the rosary in captivity

    08/20/2014 7:24:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | August 20, 2014 | Catherine Harmon
    James Foley in Aleppo in 2012. The news broke late yesterday that Islamic State jihadists executed freelance journalist James Foley and posted a video of his beheading. Foley, 40, had been missing for two years while covering the conflict in Syria. I am not going to link to the video or include screen shots from it, but I will share another link that has been circulating since the news of Foley’s brutal death: an article he wrote for the alumni magazine of Marquette University, his alma mater. The piece is about the time Foley spent imprisoned in Libya in...
  • NY Post Provokes Outrage With ‘Extremely Graphic’ & ‘Disgraceful’ James Foley Cover

    08/20/2014 6:06:34 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 44 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | august 20, 2014 | oliver darcy
    The New York Post prompted outrage Wednesday after publishing a front page photograph of slain photojournalist James Foley seconds before he was beheaded by a Islamic State militant. –snip Individuals turned to Twitter to blast the tabloid New York newspaper, calling the cover “disrespectful” and “disgraceful.”
  • Obama: IS 'Has No Ideology of Human Value'

    08/20/2014 2:37:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/8/14 | Tova Dvorin
    ..... "Jim was taken from us in an act of violence that shocks the conscience of the entire world," he continued. "He was 40 years old - one of five siblings, the son of a mom and dad who worked tirelessly for his release. Earlier today, I spoke to the Foleys and told them that we are all heartbroken..." Obama then turned to the subject of IS itself. Over the past day, the terror group threatened to not only 'drown Americans in blood,' but also to kill another journalist, Steven Sotloff. The Sunni Muslim group follows Al-Qaeda's hard-line ideology, but...
  • Obama's Aug 20 ISIS statement (vanity)

    08/20/2014 10:24:02 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 11 replies
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    I just finished listening to Obama's statement on the ISIS beheading of American journalist James Foley. Two things struck me. One, Obama evidently does not know what the first I in ISIS stands for. Because he didn't reference it even once. Two, Obama evidently believes that ISIS hates Muslims most of all. Obama mentioned the Muslim victims before he mentioned any Christian victims.
  • WH reportedly knew of ISIS threat to kill Foley and Obama was doing this [photo]

    08/20/2014 10:23:07 AM PDT · by blueyon · 27 replies
    twitchy ^ | 8/20/14 | Twitchy Staff
    Yes. As Twitchy readers know, ABC is reporting that the Obama administration knew of a recent ISIS threat to kill journalist James Foley. What did Obama do? This photo sums it up:
  • Finding James Foley (Interesting Background)

    08/20/2014 9:53:13 AM PDT · by mojito · 13 replies
    Columbia Journalism Review ^ | May 3, 2013 | Curtis Brainard
    After 162 days with no information about his whereabouts, GlobalPost announced Friday that James Foley, an American journalist who went missing on November 22 in Syria, is almost certainly being held by the Syrian government in a detention center near the capital city of Damascus.... ...GlobalPost CEO and President Philip Balboni said: "With a very high degree of confidence, we now believe that Jim was most likely abducted by a pro-regime militia group commonly referred to as the Shabiha and subsequently turned over to Syrian government forces. We have obtained multiple independent reports from very credible confidential sources who have...
  • 'American Bombing Had Signed My Death Certificate'

    08/19/2014 6:34:20 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 43 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August 19, 2014 | JAMES NYE, ASHLEY COLEMAN
    'American Bombing Had Signed My Death Certificate': Missing US journalist James Wright Foley goes unflinching to his death as ISIS behead him in horrific video, as a warning to Obama American photojournalist James Wright Foley has been beheaded by ISIS forces Foley has been missing since Thanksgiving 2012 while working in Syria ISIS posted the extremely graphic video 'A Message to America' to social media Foley speaks to camera before his death and labels the US his killers Apparently coerced by his captors into speaking against his country A masked and robed member of ISIS speaking English in what is...
  • ISIL Beheads American Photojournalist in Iraq

    08/19/2014 2:41:24 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 44 replies
    TheWire ^ | 8-19-2014 | Polly Mosendz
    A video posted by ISIL terrorists in Iraq purports to the show the beheading of an American photojournalist who has been missing since 2012. The group claims the beheading is a message to President Obama to end the American intervention in Iraq. James Foley is a photojournalist who has worked for several news organizations. According to a website set up in his honor, he went missing while covering the conflict in Syria in 2012. In the video, they show journalist Steven Joel Soltoff, a journalist who worked for TIME, The National Interest and Media Line. Soltoff seems to have been...
  • [CT GOP candidate Tom] Foley goes fuzzy on details

    08/07/2014 6:39:05 AM PDT · by ModernDayCato · 30 replies
    Danbury News Times ^ | 08/07/14 | Ken Dixon
    BRIDGEPORT -- Tom Foley, the Greenwich millionaire who is reprising his 2010 bid for governor, thinks the state spends too much on mass transit. He's critical of the 2013 firearms reforms following the Newtown school massacre. Red tape and regulations, he says, are stifling the business community; and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's "corporate welfare" is rewarding successful companies that don't need the help. But the Republican frontrunner, who faces a primary Tuesday against state Senate Minority Leader John McKinney for the gubernatorial nomination, offered few details in a meeting Wednesday with the editorial boards of Hearst Connecticut Media, including the...
  • MN:League of Minnesota Cities Admits Many Cities Work to "Chill" Exercise of Second Amendment

    01/08/2014 10:26:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    In a recent article in the Star Tribune,  an interesting admission was noted in an advocacy piece pushing for more infringements on the exercise of the second amendment.    After documenting how some cities are flouting the rule of law, and apparently approving of it, the author notes that: The League of Minnesota Cities has taken a stream of calls over the years from city governments trying to find ways to discourage people from bringing guns to city buildings, Finn said. Their advice in a blog post includes pointing out that cities may regulate the discharge of firearms and that...
  • MSNBC Kills the Wrong Congressman Foley

    10/18/2013 4:27:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 10/18 | Dan Amira
    Tom Foley, a former Democratic congressman from Washington who served as Speaker of the House from 1989 to 1995, died today at the age of 84. According to MSNBC, he looked exactly like Mark Foley, the former Florida congressman known for his inappropriate relationships with various male pages.
  • Cardinal Foley dies; was Vatican communications chief, Mideast advocate

    12/12/2011 3:40:34 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    cns ^ | December 11, 2011
    Cardinal John P. Foley holds the Gabriel Award presented to him by the Catholic Academy for Communication Arts Professionals during the Catholic Media Convention in Pittsburgh June 24. It was the first time the academy presented the Gabriel to honor a lifetime of work in Catholic communications. The cardinal died Sunday. (CNS/Nancy Phelan Wiechec) By Catholic News Service DARBY, Pa. (CNS) -- U.S. Cardinal John P. Foley, who spent more than two decades leading the church's social communications council and later worked for the church in the Middle East, died Dec. 11 after a battle with leukemia. The cardinal,...
  • Former Congressman Mark Foley has prostate cancer, surgery planned for Friday

    07/07/2011 5:51:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | July 7, 2011 | Anthony Man
    Former Congressman Mark Foley, diagnosed several weeks ago with an aggressive prostate cancer, will have surgery Friday morning to have his prostate removed. Foley, who was a Republican congressman from Palm Beach County for almost 12 years, said in a telephone interview that a battery of tests shows the cancer hasn’t spread beyond the prostate. But after consulting with medical experts and others who’ve had prostate cancer, he’s decided to have his prostate completely removed. He said the prognosis is for a speedy recovery, and he said he could be back at work as early as a week after the...
  • Feds tight-lipped about IED found at Courthouse [Spokane, Washington]

    04/07/2010 1:41:28 PM PDT · by Cindy · 52 replies · 2,274+ views
    KXLY.com ^ | Updated: 11:53 am PDT April 7, 2010 | Rob Kauder
    SNIPPET: "Assistant US Attorney Tom Rice confirmed only that a device was found outside the Tom Foley Federal Courthouse on March 28th."
  • Ex-U.S. Rep. Foley returns to GOP scene, four years after grounding in scandal

    02/04/2011 5:31:12 AM PST · by icwhatudo · 29 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Updated Friday, Feb. 4, 2011 | By George Bennett
    Former Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Foley, a pariah with many in the GOP after he abruptly resigned in a 2006 Internet sex scandal, is slowly regaining acceptance with some local Republicans. Foley spoke to a Palm Beach County Young Republicans meeting last week -- his first time headlining a GOP event since his resignation -- and on Tuesday he introduced new U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation, at the grand opening of West's district office in West Palm Beach. Foley's resignation over sexually charged e-mails to male former congressional pages came less than six weeks before the 2006 midterm elections. Many...