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  • WH Chief Of Staff: Terrorists Are Muslims Who Don't Represent Islam

    01/26/2015 3:33:45 AM PST · by Biggirl
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 26, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” when asked why the administration is refusing to use the term “radical Islam,” White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said, “Lets be clear nobody denies these are Muslims.
  • GREEK ELECTION UPDATE: LEFTIST SYRIZA AND CONSERVATIVE INDEPENDENT GREEKS WILL FORM COALITION

    01/25/2015 10:51:40 PM PST · by Nextrush · 16 replies
    1/26/2015 | Self
    The vote totals are still being finalized but the latest show the SYRIZA Party at 150 of the 300 seats in the Greek parliament with 36.3 percent of the vote. This is one vote short of an overall majority but multiple media sources including "The Wall Street Journal" are reporting that the conservative Independent Greeks, who broke away from the New Democracy (Republican type) Party in 2011 and are firmly against the EU austerity program will join up to stablilize the government. The Independent Greeks (ANEL) won 4.7 percent of the popular vote and 13 seats. The SYRIZA-ANEL alliance would...
  • DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Where is the Churchill in this superficial age?

    01/25/2015 8:23:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | January 23, 2015 | The Editors
    Where is the Churchill in this superficial age? Today and all next week, as we mark the 50th anniversary of his death, this paper will be celebrating the man widely acclaimed as the greatest British statesman of the 20th century – some would say of all time. To an astonishing degree, it was Winston Churchill whose single-minded sense of purpose inspired the nation with hope in 1940, when Britain and her empire stood alone against Hitler and all seemed lost. Indeed, it is hard to exaggerate how much the free world owes to the vision, energy and determination of this...
  • Cuba leaves talks on US ties insisting it won't make major changes to its system

    01/25/2015 7:55:00 PM PST · by Zenjitsuman · 29 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | 1/25/2015 | Michael Weissenstein
    HAVANA - The start of talks on repairing 50 years of broken relations appears to have left President Raul Castro's government focused on winning additional concessions without giving in to U.S. demands for greater freedoms, despite the seeming benefits that warmer ties could have for the country's struggling economy. Following the highest-level open talks in three decades between the two nations, Cuban officials remained firm in rejecting significant reforms pushed by the United States as part of President Barack Obama's surprise move to re-establish ties and rebuild economic relations with the Communist-led country. "One can't think that in order to...
  • Greek Deposit Outflows Soar In Run-Up To Syriza Victory

    01/25/2015 7:12:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/25/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Despite all the fear-mongering by Nea Demokratia (ND), Syriza's victory over the incumbent is dramatically larger than expected (exit polls indicate a potential 12 point margin vs 7 point spreads in the run-up). However, as JPMorgan details, the fear-mongery was very evident in bank deposit runs as proxied outflows surge EUR8 billion last week - more than all of December and the rest of January combined...Via JPMorgan Flows & LiquidityGreek deposit outflows rise sharply this week The monthly Bank of Greece balance sheet data for the month of December revealed a significant increase in Greek bank ECB borrowing which...
  • Reporter flees Argentina after threats in dead prosecutor case

    01/25/2015 6:49:55 PM PST · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | Jan 25, 2015
    A reporter who broke the story that an Argentine prosecutor was found dead shortly before he was about to make explosive allegations about President Cristina Kirchner fled Argentina on Sunday after threats. -excerpt- A citizen of Argentina and Israel, he worked for the English-language Buenos Aires Herald. Pachter fled Argentina after receiving threats, and being followed, he told colleagues in other media. The reporter, who also worked with Israel's Haaretz, told colleagues his phones had been tapped in Argentina.
  • Europe's Austerity Moment Is Ending (Greek election)

    01/25/2015 6:01:49 PM PST · by Lorianne · 71 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 25 January 2015 | Matt Schiavenza
    Voting in Sunday's much-watched Greek elections has ended, and exit polls suggest that the far-left Syriza party has captured nearly 40 percent of the vote. While this may not be enough to ensure a parliamentary majority in Greece's electoral system, it's now clear that Alexis Tsipras, a fiery 40-year-old once considered too radical for national politics, will lead the next Greek government. Tsipras has promised to end Greece's "austerity program," a series of spending cuts and tax hikes designed to reduce the country's enormous bailout debt, which equals 175 percent of its GDP. Freed from this burden, Tsipras argues, the...
  • UKRAINE Donetsk: Interview "cyborg" fighter of the 79th airmobile brigade wounded battle for airport

    01/25/2015 5:43:08 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com
    Yuri Butusov AS was captured AIRPORT KOMBAT 90 Battalion 95th Brigade Oleg Kuzmin, deaths of fighters and rescued 79 KOMBAT Brigade Interview with "cyborg" - fighter of the 79th airmobile brigade, who was wounded in the battle for the Donetsk airport: "Thank you for the article about the airport: http://censor.net.ua/resonance/321167/bitva_za_donets .. - It really was the way you wrote it. I am ready to prove it in any official body in the course of an investigation - I hope that this investigation will be. "We are against third Maidan, and do not want to rock the government. But I agree...
  • White House going nuclear on Netanyahu

    01/25/2015 5:26:58 PM PST · by 9thLife · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 24, 2015 | 11:07pm | By Michael Goodwin
    Thou shall not cross Dear Leader. With their gutter sniping failing to stop Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned March speech before Congress, White House aides are unloading their full arsenal of bile. “He spat in our face publicly, and that’s no way to behave,” one Obama aide told an Israeli newspaper. “Netanyahu ought to remember that President Obama has a year and a half left to his presidency, and that there will be a price.” It is pointless to say petty threats do not become the Oval Office. Trying to instruct this White House on manners recalls what Mark Twain...
  • Swedish reporter assaulted after wearing kippah to test attitudes toward Jews [Eurabia]

    01/25/2015 5:00:55 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 35 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 1/24/2015 | JTA
    A Swedish reporter who walked around the southern Swedish city of Malmo while wearing a kippah to test attitudes toward Jews was hit once and cursed at by passersby before he fled for fear of serious violence. Sveriges Television on Wednesday aired secretly recorded footage from Petter Ljunggren’s walk through Malmo, which documented some of the incidents that occurred within the space a few hours. In one scene, Ljunggren — who, in addition to wearing a kippah was also wearing Star of David pendant — was filmed sitting at a café in central Malmo reading a newspaper, as several passersby...
  • Hey GREAT JOB accidentally revealing confidential info of ISIS hostage this morning, White House!

    01/25/2015 4:28:13 PM PST · by blueyon · 22 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 1/25/15 | soopermexican????
    White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough accidentally revealed the first name of a previously unidentified hostage being held by ISIS. Watch
  • Greece: Talks with troika the main test

    01/25/2015 4:26:33 PM PST · by annalex · 15 replies
    Kathimerini ^ | Monday Jan 26, 2015 | Dimitris Kontogiannis
    Talks with troika the main test It will require a change of stance on many issues for Alexis Tsipras to become Greece’s version of Lula By Dimitris KontogiannisThe left-wing SYRIZA party’s triumph in the Greek national elections sends a strong message across the eurozone that excessive austerity will have political and social repercussions if pursued for a long time. But SYRIZA will have a tough task convincing the country’s official lenders to continue funding and adopt its policy proposals, many of which are at odds with the current adjustment program. A compromise seems to be the best solution, but requires...
  • 30 Filipino police commandos killed in clash with rebels

    01/25/2015 4:26:01 PM PST · by bunkerhill7 · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 25 2015 | AP
    MANILA, Philippines – More than 30 police commandos were killed in a clash with Muslim insurgents Sunday in the southern Philippines in the biggest single-day combat loss for Philippine forces in many years, officials said.
  • Visiting US, (Israeli) President Rivlin says he won’t meet Obama

    01/25/2015 3:59:05 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 15 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | January 25, 2015 | Times of Israel staff
    Rivlin is in New York to address the official Holocaust commemorations of the United Nations. His schedule includes meetings with African-American leaders and others. According to unsourced Israeli media reports, the White House invited Rivlin to a summit meeting with Obama in Washington. Israeli media outlets, including Channel 10 and the Ynet news site, have suggested the White House invitation was meant to embarrass Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was not invited to meet with Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry during his stay in Washington to address both houses of Congress in early March. Netanyahu was invited to...
  • Obama to be guest of honour at India's Republic Day parade

    01/25/2015 3:54:27 PM PST · by PROCON · 5 replies
    AFP ^ | Jan. 25, 2015 | Claire Cozens
    Barack Obama will become the first US president to be chief guest at India's Republic Day parade on Monday, a day after hailing a new era of friendship between the world's biggest democracies. The invitation to the annual celebration of the birth of modern India is one of the biggest honours the country can bestow on a foreign leader and underscores the growing closeness between Obama and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Security will be tight for the parade, a colourful display of India's military might and cultural diversity showcasing everything from tanks and state-of-the-art weaponry to camels and traditional...
  • Assad: Al-Qaeda Has an Air Force - the Israeli Air Force

    01/25/2015 3:51:36 PM PST · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/26/2015, 1:13 AM | Elad Benari
    Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on Sunday accused the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) of conspiring with the Al-Qaeda terrorist group. “It’s very clear. Because whenever we make advances in some place, they attack in order to undermine the army. It’s very clear,” Assad told the American Foreign Affairs magazine in excerpts of an interview that will be published in full on Monday. “That’s why some in Syria joke, how can you say that Al-Qaeda doesn’t have an air force? They have the Israeli air force,” he added.
  • World's first limousine snowplough for hire

    01/25/2015 3:44:06 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 17 replies
    The Local (Sweden) ^ | 25 Jan 2015 10:34 GMT+01:00
    A businessman in central Sweden is advertising what he claims is the world’s first Hummer limousine snowplough for hire on Blocket, Sweden’s version of eBay. Håkan Andersson, who runs the Haga Limo company in the tiny town of Töreboda, is leasing out the unlikely machine on the site under the slogan “plough in style”. "We have given an incredible number of tours with our limousines to everyone from students to the municipality's director, all of them swilling bubbly, so now we're taking it a step further and offering ploughing in a little style," Andersson told the local Skaraborgs Läns Tidning...
  • Egyptian President El-Sisi Becomes First President to Visit Church on Coptic Christmas (Video)

    01/25/2015 3:31:09 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 25,2015
    Gatestone Institute reported, via Religion of Peace: On January 6, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi became the first Egyptian president ever to visit the St. Mark Cathedral during Coptic Christmas Eve Mass and offer his good wishes to the nation’s Christian minority. Because Islamic law bans wishing non-Muslims well on their religious celebrations, all previous presidents — Nasser, Sadat, Mubarak, and of course Morsi — had never attended Coptic Christmas mass. As expected, the greetings el-Sisi received from the hundreds of Christians present were jubilant. His address was often interrupted by applause, clapping, and cheers of “We love you!” and “Hand in...
  • Barack Obama threatens Vladimir Putin over perceived Russia aggression against Ukraine

    01/25/2015 3:04:36 PM PST · by traumer · 76 replies
    The US President vowed to “ratchet up pressure on Russia” amid fears the fighting in eastern Europe is worsening by the day. Barack Obama today threatened to use all measures - short of military action - to force Vladimir Putin to back down over the Ukraine crisis. He vowed to “ratchet up pressure on Russia” amid fears the fighting in eastern Europe is worsening by the day. He also warned Putin was “hell-bent on engaging in military conflicts” regardless of the damage it caused to Russians with its sanctions-hit economy nosediving into recession. The US leader spoke out in India...
  • Running for Daylight (Obama, Not Brady)

    01/25/2015 12:45:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 24, 2015 | Maureen Dowd
    THE talk up in Boston is all about deflation while the talk down here is all about inflation. Our sleek, techie president, whose battery dies faster than an iPhone’s, was fully charged Tuesday night for the State of the Union. He was so puffed up, with such a bristling sense of self, that it was hard to believe this was the same guy who spent the last year clenched like a fist, beset by ISIS, beheadings and Ebola, shunned by his own party and slammed by the other party in the fall election. The murmur went up from grateful Democrats...
  • 'There appear to be no rules anymore.' What Boehner's invitation to Netanyahu says about DC mess.

    01/25/2015 12:26:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 25, 2015 | David Rogers
    Soon after becoming House Speaker in 2011, Republican John Boehner started running the traps on inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint meeting of Congress. But when Barry Jackson, then Boehner’s chief-of-staff, checked with President Barack Obama’s top advisers, Jackson said he was left waiting a month only to get no response. Ultimately the Netanyahu speech went ahead in May but soon after Jackson faced the opposite problem: the White House had promised South Korea’s leadership an appearance before Congress, he said, without checking first with the speaker. None of these slights justify what seems like...
  • Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, dozens killed

    01/25/2015 12:14:15 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 25, 2015 | HARUNA UMAR
    In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, from three fronts. At the same time the insurgents continued scorched-earth attacks on villages some 200 kilometers (125 miles) to the south in Adamawa state, slitting throats of residents, looting and burning homes and abducting dozens of trapped women and children, according to Vandu Kainu and other escaping survivors. Adamawa state legislator Adamu Kamale appealed for troops to protect civilians in Michika, where six villages are under attack. “The attacks have continued since Friday with...
  • Greece election: Exit polls signal big Syriza win

    01/25/2015 11:32:03 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 49 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 25 January 2015 | bbc
    Exit polls suggest a historic victory for the anti-austerity Syriza party in Greece's general election. The polls indicate that Syriza took between 36% and 38% of the total vote, with the ruling New Democracy party a distant second with 26%-28%. It is unclear whether Syriza has enough votes to govern the country alone.
  • UKRAINE: Abuse of Ukrainian prisoners in the village of "Red Partisan" [VIDEO OVER 18]

    01/25/2015 11:23:37 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 4 replies
    These are Ukrainian miltary prisoners killed by Russian-backed separatists. http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=af4_1422187797
  • Official PA daily: Israel was behind terror attacks in France

    01/25/2015 11:05:26 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 17 replies
    Palestkinian Media Watch ^ | Jan. 25, 2015 | Nan Jacques Zilberdik
    Official PA daily: Israel was behind the terror attacks in France because Israel "was the only one to benefit from them" Israeli Intelligence Service Mossad planned the attacks because Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu wanted - to encourage Jewish immigration from Europe - to take "revenge on European governments... because of their positions on the Palestinian cause" Poll: 84.4% of Palestinians think "Israel behind the murder of French [citizens]"   Nan Jacques Zilberdik    Following the terror attacks against the Charlie Hebdo magazine and a Jewish store in which Muslim terrorists killed 17 people in France earlier this month, columnists writing...
  • Sunni vs. Shia: The religious rivalry behind the Middle East turmoil

    01/25/2015 10:52:12 AM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Yahoo Global News .. Daily Brew ^ | 24 Jan, 2015 | Steve Mertl
    the split began during a power struggle of who would lead Islam after the death of the Prophet Mohammed in 632 AD. A conflict developed between those who wanted the growing religion headed by qualified leaders and those who believed authority belonged to the direct heirs of Mohammed. The Prophet’s son-in-law, Ali, ruled as caliph for five years before being assassinated. His sons, Hassan and Hussein, were excluded from the succession and both were later killed. Their adherents evolved into the Shia, whose name derives from the term shi’atu Ali, Arabic for “partisans of Ali,”... Shia devotees would see the...
  • Out Of My Face Please" - Why Are US Soldiers In Mariupol?

    01/25/2015 10:32:57 AM PST · by Former Proud Canadian · 56 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | Jan 25, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    Amid the devastation of yesterday's Mariupol artillery strikes which killed or wounded dozens, which was promptly blamed by both sides on the "adversary" - and has been proclaimed by both 'sides' (more on that later) as more violent than before the truce - an 'odd' clip has emerged that appears to provide all the 'proof' a US intelligence officer would need to surmise that US military boots are on the ground in Ukraine. As the following clip shows, a Ukrainian journalist approaches what she thinks is a Ukrainian soldier (since he is wearing a Ukrainian military uniform and is carrying...
  • Clarice Feldman: Obama's Glozell Diplomacy

    01/25/2015 10:27:05 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 25, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    This week the bizarre priorities and policies of the President presented themselves in relief so stark even the members of those upscale synagogues headed by J Street rabbis -- the guys who say “never again” and then support the very Administration that is making “again” more likely -- must be starting to catch on. In a speech full of platitudes and signifying nothing much at all besides his 1960’s style fantasies of history and human behavior, Obama made his Middle East peroration in Cairo in June 2009. Just as he preposterously promised us that upon his election the oceans would...
  • Greek exit polls suggest Syriza win

    01/25/2015 9:54:02 AM PST · by Nextrush · 85 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/25/2015 | BBC
    Exit polls suggest a historic victory for the anti-austerity Syriza party in Greece's closely fought general election. One poll suggested Syriza took 35.5% of the votes, and the other suggested it took 39.5%, well ahead of ruling New Democracy party on 23%-27%. It is unclear whether Syriza has enough votes to govern the country alone. Syriza's Alexis Tsipras has pledged to renegotiate Greece's debt arrangement with international creditors....
  • What Bibi's 'Surprise' Visit Really Means

    01/25/2015 9:34:35 AM PST · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1-25-2015 | Ayal Feinberg
    The reporting on the latest Obama-Netanyahu tiff has failed to explore a decisive geopolitical likelihood: Israel has calculated that Iran absolutely will not develop nuclear weapons during the remainder of the Obama administration. For those who closely follow the relationship between Israel and the United States, specifically the tumultuous rapport between Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and President Barack Obama, it was assumed that the “chickensh*t” fiasco this past October was the climax of the Obama administration’s frustrations with Netanyahu. This assumption was obliterated however when Netanyahu accepted an invitation this week from Speaker John Boehner to address a joint session...
  • BELARUS: In Belarus the emergence of "green men" is now considered an invasion

    BELARUS HAS OFFICIALLY PUBLISHED a new version of the law "On martial law." The document is revised after the invasion of Russia in Ukraine, will take effect from 1 February 2015, reports LB.ua. According to the document, the emergence of the country military unmarked ("little green men" in the Crimea) is now officially considered Belarus a type of attack that threatens the territorial integrity and sovereignty. In an open annexation Belarusian territory, rocket and bombing and air strikes on another country or use weapons against Belarus, the updated law is written as "send in another State of armed bands (groups)...
  • UKRAINE: Ukraine will appeal to the Hague for recognition "DNR" and "FSC" terrorist organizations

    01/25/2015 8:25:20 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 2 replies
    Unian ^ | 25.01.2015
    The government will proceed with an appeal to the Hague Tribunal of crimes against humanity committed by terrorists. The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine has instructed the government to begin the appeal to the Hague Tribunal of crimes against humanity committed by terrorists against Ukrainian citizens in 2014-2015, respectively, as well as the recognition of the "DNR" and "FSC" terrorist organizations. This is stated in the National Security Council published information on the site. As povidomyav UNIAN, January 25, a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.
  • Video, Iowa Freedom Summit 2015 Scott Walker Speech

    01/25/2015 8:01:57 AM PST · by taildragger · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/24/2015 | Rshill7
    Fr-er's...22 minute video, See it for yourself.Perhaps our Reaganite has emerged, funny many of us have seen him for sometime.IMHO it is (in alphabetical order) Cruz, Pence, or Walker. The rest of the field are Lilliputians and Re-Treads....
  • Even Fox News is outraged at Boehner and Netanyahu's plan to undermine Obama

    01/25/2015 7:54:00 AM PST · by shove_it · 133 replies
    Vox ^ | 24 Jan 2015 | Max Fisher
    Fox News is not exactly known as an ally of the Obama administration, especially when it comes to disputes between Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, or disputes between Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Yet two prominent Fox News hosts, Chris Wallace and Shepherd Smith, harshly criticized Boehner and Netanyahu on Friday for secretly arranging a Netanyahu speech to Congress that is transparently aimed at undermining President Obama, and set up without the White House's knowledge. The White House, State Department, and many foreign policy observers, including prominent former US ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk, expressed outrage over...
  • Japanese leader 'speechless' over apparent beheading by Islamic State

    01/25/2015 7:44:22 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 25, 2015 | By PATRICK J. MCDONNELL
    A video distributed Saturday on the Internet showed what appears to be a Japanese hostage saying that a fellow Japanese captive had been executed and outlining a new militant demand for his release. In the video, the hostage, a man identified as Kenji Goto, a Japanese journalist, appears to be holding a photo of his countryman, Haruna Yukawa, who has been beheaded. The case has drawn a great deal of attention in Japan and spawned a crisis for the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who had vowed to do what he could to save the two men. Abe said...
  • Top State Dept Official: ‘Nothing religious’ About Islamic State Execution

    01/25/2015 7:43:10 AM PST · by lbryce · 26 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 24, 2015 | Rick Stengel
    A senior State Department official on Saturday claimed that there is “nothing religious” about the Islamic State’s reported execution of a Japanese hostage. Rick Stengel, an under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, took to Twitter to condemn the killing of Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa, who has been held for ransom by the terror group along with Japanese freelance reporter Kenji Goto. “Brutal criminal murder of Japanese citizen #Haruna Yukawa by the terrorist group #Daesh,” Stengel tweeted after IS released video of the killing. “Nothing religious about it.” Stengel’s apparent refusal to acknowledge that IS’s radical Islamic...
  • Iowa Freedom Summit, John Bolton

    01/25/2015 7:30:08 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 1 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 1/24/2015 | C-SPAN
    Former Ambassador John Bolton spoke at the 2015 Iowa Freedom Summit held at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Former Mexican President Says Most Undocumented Immigrants Don't Want To Become US Citizens

    01/25/2015 7:22:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    International Business Times ^ | January 25, 2015 | By David Sirota
    DAVOS -- The crackdown on illegal immigration combined with intensified border security has prompted large numbers of undocumented Mexican laborers to remain in the U.S. permanently -- even as many prefer to go home -- out of fear they will never be able to return, former Mexican President Felipe Calderon told International Business Times. “Many of them are currently trapped,” Calderon told IBTimes. “There are a lot of these people [who] want to be in Mexico eight months every year, but they are unable to go there, because if they cross the border, they will never be able to cross...
  • Two undocumented citizens arrested at Freedom Summit

    01/25/2015 7:09:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The DesMoines Register | January 24, 2015 | by Ben Rodgers
    LINK ONLY:  Two undocumented citizens arrested at Freedom Summit
  • White House going nuclear on Netanyahu

    01/25/2015 6:57:34 AM PST · by Dave346 · 53 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 24, 2015 | 11:07pm | Michael Goodwin
    Thou shall not cross Dear Leader. With their gutter sniping failing to stop Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned March speech before Congress, White House aides are unloading their full arsenal of bile. “He spat in our face publicly, and that’s no way to behave,” one Obama aide told an Israeli newspaper. “Netanyahu ought to remember that President Obama has a year and a half left to his presidency, and that there will be a price.” It is pointless to say petty threats do not become the Oval Office. Trying to instruct this White House on manners recalls what Mark Twain...
  • US Muslims threatened after 'American Sniper'

    01/25/2015 6:49:43 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 51 replies
    MSN ^ | 1/25/2015 | Staff
    Muslims are facing increased threats in the United States after the release of the movie "American Sniper," an American-Arab organization said in letters to director Clint Eastwood and star Bradley Cooper. In the open letters released earlier this week, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) said there has been a spike in violent threats against Muslims due to the film that portrays the story of an American sniper during the Iraq war. "A majority of the violent threats we have seen over the past few days are (a) result of how Arab and Muslims are depicted in American Sniper," the ADC...
  • US condemns new separatist attack in Ukraine's Mariupol, points finger at Russia

    01/25/2015 6:45:45 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 4 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | January 25, 2015 | FOX NEWS
    The rocket attacks on Saturday on public places in the Ukraine city of Mariupol that killed 30 people drew rebuke from Secretary of State John Kerry and other world leaders who says the strikes were executed by Russian-backed separatists. “I join my European counterparts in condemning in the strongest terms today's horrific assault by Russia-backed separatists on civilian neighborhoods,” Kerry said. He also suggests more international economic sanctions on Russian if Moscow continues to arm and finance the separatist, or anti-government forces, in Ukraine, in violation of a peace deal between the countries reached last year. “We call on Russia...
  • UKRAINE: An Open Letter to the Mother of an Officer of a Russian Tank Crew

    01/25/2015 6:32:01 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 8 replies
    Journalist Archives ^ | 25 jan. 2015
    Open letter to the Ukrainian mother Russian tank officer to 1779- Pass the letter to Mum and uplifting. Such was the fate of that tank battle January 22, 2015, in my country, our crew was lucky in the second before the crew of your son (he is pictured). We knocked out their tank, mechanical concussions, and your son (tank commander) and gunner were not injured. When they got out of the damaged vehicle we had to just press the button in his tank, and the three of them would remain only vospomininiya in this sinful world. We did not kill...
  • Obama to visit Saudi Arabia to offer condolences to royal family

    01/25/2015 6:25:10 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 18 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 1/24/2015 | Staff
    President Barack Obama will cut short his three-day trip to India and visit Saudi Arabia to pay respects after the death of King Abdullah, U.S. and Indian officials said Saturday. The schedule change, announced shortly before Obama left for India, means the president will skip plans to see the Taj Mahal, and instead pay a call on an influential U.S. ally in the volatile Mideast. The king, who died Friday, was aggressive in trying to check the spreading power of Saudi Arabia's chief rival, Iran. Obama visited the ailing monarch in his desert compound last March. White House spokesman Josh...
  • ‘Reformer’? Late King Abdullah may have kept four daughters captive for talking about women’s rights

    01/25/2015 6:08:12 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 20 replies
    National Post [Canada] / WashPost ^ | Saturday, January 24, 2015 | Ishaan Tharoor
    ...Abdullah, like other Saudi royals, had numerous wives — at least seven, and perhaps as many as 30. He had at least 15 daughters. Four of them, according to news reports, live under house arrest.... Fayez claims her daughters’ supposed incarceration, which has gone on for some 13 years, was both a mark of Abdullah’s vindictive streak and intolerance of his daughters’ modern, independent upbringing. She says the four have been locked away for more than a decade, subject to abuse and deprivation. Last year, various news stations managed to reach Sahar, 42, and Jawaher, 38, who live in a...
  • ‘Rise as one’ call to Sydney rally of Muslims

    01/25/2015 6:07:01 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    THE AUSTRALIAN ^ | January 24, 2015 | by Ean Higgins
    HIZB ut-Tahrir leaders last night urged a crowd of about 500 in Sydney’s Lakemba to rise as one to defend­ the name of the prophet Mohammed, extolling them to reject the West’s concept of freedom of speech as a “smokescreen” to oppress Muslims. Organisers warmed up the audience with a series of chants including “rise, Muslims, take a stand, defend the prophet hand in hand” and “the prophet that you defame, Allah will protect his name”. One speaker, Sufyan Badar, told the crowd it had gathered not as a reflection of freedom of association, but as a “response to the...
  • Former Representative Newt Gingrich (R-GA) at the Iowa Freedom Summit

    01/25/2015 5:59:17 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | 1/24/2015 | NATHANHURST
    Former Speaker of the House Representative Newt Gingrich (R-GA) delivers remarks at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines. He focuses on national security issues and foreign relations.
  • Yemen risks disintegration as south rejects Shi'ite group's takeover

    01/25/2015 5:56:19 AM PST · by maggief · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 25, 2015 | YARA BAYOUMY
    (Reuters) - No sooner had Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi announced his resignation than his country's tenuous political fabric began to disintegrate. Provinces across a nation barely held together by a complex web of tribal and religious alliances said they would no longer take military commands from Sanaa after the Iranian-allied Shi'ite Houthi group besieged Hadi's home and palace this week. The emerging fragmentation of the Arabian Peninsula country has sparked fears of the "Somalization" of a state which is home to a revitalized al Qaeda insurgency as well as a neighbor to top oil exporter Saudi Arabia. For Washington,...
  • Sydney Muslims rally against free speech

    01/25/2015 5:56:18 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | January 25, 2015 | BY RICHARD JAMES
    Sydney - On Friday night, a group of nearly 1,000 protesters assembled in the Sydney suburb of Lakemba to oppose what organisers classed as negative coverage of the Islamic faith and to reject the notion of free speech. Local Muslim leader Sufyan Badar addressed the throng, saying the rally was in a sense an answer to the protests in the aftermath the Paris attack. Badar argued that in fact protests defending free speech had nothing to do with the notion of freedom itself. "[It's] the smokescreen with which Western politicians and media conceal the underlying issues," he said. "In reality,...
  • Feinstein tells Haaretz: PM speech 'inappropriate,' Iran sanctions 'dangerous'

    01/25/2015 5:50:31 AM PST · by Dave346 · 34 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Jan. 25, 2015 | 12:07 PM | Chemi Shalev
    Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California says that inviting Prime Minister Netanyahu to address Congress during an Israeli election period is “highly inappropriate” and that imposing new sanctions on Iran at this time is “reckless and dangerous.” Feinstein’s statement to Haaretz comes against the backdrop of the growing backlash against Netanyahu’s upcoming March 3 speech to Congress, which is already causing some Democratic lawmakers to rethink their support for the Iran sanctions bill proposed by Democratic Senator Robert Menendez from New Jersey and Republican Senator Mark Kirk from Illinois. According to journalist Laura Rozen of Al-Monitor, Menendez is trying to...