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  • 'Combat Hawk' aircraft by next year's 'Aero India'

    02/12/2016 9:13:33 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki
    Press Trust of India ^ | February 11, 2016
    The combat version of Advanced Jet Trainer, Hawk aircraft, is likely to be showcased in the next year's Aero India, a biennial air show of India. State-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited is hoping that the 'Combat Hawk' will be an ideal export product besides being used domestically. Highly placed sources said a foreign country has already evinced interest in the product. They said that such an aircraft, slower than a fighter jet, can be useful for operations in forested areas and in low mountains. Moreover, many countries cannot afford to spend big on bigger fighter aircraft and hence the project has...
  • Ted Cruz, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Team Up Against PLO

    02/12/2016 9:01:52 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 6 replies
    Shunshine State News ^ | February 12, 2016 | Kevin Derby
    ... "The Palestinian Liberation Organization has for decades been a relentless advocate for terrorist violence against the Jewish people," Cruz said. "The United States needs to make it perfectly clear to the Palestinians that this behavior is intolerable, and that we stand with our ally Israel."Closing the PLO office in Washington D.C. sends the clear signal that the days of America turning a blind eye to the militant anti-Semitism of this organization are over, and that we will no longer allow political correctness to force us to host terrorist organizations in Washington, D.C.," Cruz added. ...
  • Pentagon orders commanders to prioritize climate change in all military actions

    02/12/2016 8:49:52 AM PST · by Sheapdog · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | - Sunday, February 7, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Pentagon is ordering the top brass to incorporate climate change into virtually everything they do, from testing weapons to training troops to war planning to joint exercises with allies. A new directives theme: The U.S. Armed Forces must show resilience and beat back the threat based on actionable science. The Pentagon is ordering the top brass to incorporate climate change into virtually everything they do, from testing weapons to training troops to war planning to joint exercises with allies. A new directives theme: The U.S. Armed Forces must show resilience and beat back the threat based on“actionable science. The...
  • Mounting Evidence Putin Will Ignite WWIII

    02/12/2016 8:46:51 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    Observer ^ | 02/11/16 | John R. Schindler
    Mounting Evidence Putin Will Ignite WWIII By letting Putin get away with whatever he likes in Syria, Obama has created a deeply dangerous situation By John R. Schindler 02/11/16 10:51am Relations between Russia and Turkey have been dismal since late November, when a Turkish fighter jet shot down a Russian bomber on the border with Syria, killing its pilot. That began a war of words between Moscow and Ankara that ought to concern everyone, since the former has several thousand nuclear weapons and the latter is a member of NATO. Kremlin propaganda against Ankara has increased of late, setting the...
  • Iran rules "decadent" Valentine's Day celebrations a crime

    02/12/2016 8:20:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2016 10:40 AM EST
    Iran says it is cracking down on Valentine's Day celebrations and shops engaging in them will be guilty of a crime. Iranian news outlets reported the police directive Friday warning retailers against promoting "decadent Western culture through Valentine's Day rituals." Police informed Tehran's coffee and ice cream shops trade union to avoid any gatherings in which boys and girls exchange Valentine's Day gifts. ...
  • Exclusive: U.S. Allies Now Fighting CIA-Backed Rebels

    02/12/2016 8:15:23 AM PST · by detective · 5 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 02.12.16 | Nancy Youseff
    Not long ago, U.S. jets and Shia militias worked together to battle ISIS. Today, those militias are trying to take down American proxies in Syria. Iraqi militias who once fought ISIS with U.S. help are now working with Russian and Iranian forces to crush American-backed rebels in the strategic Syrian city of Aleppo, two defense officials have told The Daily Beast.
  • Cops kill man after machete attack at Ohio deli

    02/12/2016 7:58:47 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 12, 2016
    Cops kill man after machete attack at Ohio deli Last Updated Feb 12, 2016 8:17 AM EST COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Police shot and killed a man who stormed into a central Ohio restaurant wielding a machete and randomly attacking people as they sat unsuspectingly at their dinner tables, authorities said. Four people were injured in the brutal attack Thursday evening at Nazareth Restaurant and Deli, a Mediterranean restaurant in Columbus. The victims were taken to an area hospital and were expected to recover. CBS News has learned that investigators have identified the suspected attacker as Mohammad Barry. CBS News homeland...
  • Davutoğlu signals Turkish action after fall of Aleppo corridor

    02/12/2016 7:46:40 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 11 replies
    todayszaman.com ^ | February 12, 2016, Friday/ 14:40:4 | todayszaman.com
    Davutoğlu signals Turkish action after fall of Aleppo corridor February 12, 2016, Friday/ 14:40:40/ TODAY'S ZAMAN | ANKARA Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has implied that Turkey will take action after the capture of the town of Azez in Syria, a strategic corridor between Aleppo and Turkey for rebel groups, by Syrian regime troops backed by Russian airstrikes. Speaking to reporters en route to Turkey from the Netherlands, Davutoğlu said that he had told German Chancellor Angela Merkel of the need to stop Russia in Syria in order to prevent further influxes of refugees to Turkey and Europe from the region,...
  • NYC Children's Museum Celebrates Muslim Diversity

    02/12/2016 6:16:43 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Voice of America ^ | February 11, 2016 | by Ramon Taylor
    NEW YORK - Imagine a place where children can steer a dhow boat across the Indian Ocean, sell Egyptian spices and Moroccan rugs, hop on a camel and embark across the Sahara. "America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far" is a groundbreaking interactive museum exhibit in the heart of New York City that lets kids do just that: explore the A-to-Z of Muslim cultures. The Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM), established in 1973, is a hands-on cultural destination for families committed to nurturing "the next generation of global citizens."
  • Without Social Security numbers, illegal immigrants face eviction

    02/12/2016 6:11:42 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10 Feb 2016 | By Antonio Olivo
    The owners of a Northern Virginia mobile-home park are trying to evict about 15 residents who don’t have Social Security numbers and are in the country illegally, an effort that attorneys for the families say violates federal and state fair housing laws... Waples is owned by a limited partnership headed by Albert J. Dwoskin, who did not return calls for comment. Dwoskin’s property management company — A.J. Dwoskin & Associates — said it insists on Social Security numbers from all new tenants as a way to conduct background checks on those residents... “Everyone has to have an ID, a Social...
  • Retired General: 'Don't Draft Our Daughters'

    02/12/2016 6:02:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    When asked if women should be required to sign up for the military draft at last weekend's GOP debate in New Hampshire, several candidates voiced their approval. After all, the military has opened all combat roles to women. Following the debate, Sen. Ted Cruz disagreed with his rivals. He called the proposal "nuts."Lt. Gen. (US Army-Ret.) William "Jerry" Boykin appears to agrees with the Texas senator. Boykin, the executive vice president of the Family Research Council, sent an urgent email to supporters on Tuesday noting how concerned he was after last weekend's GOP debate. He said the new proposal to make women sign...
  • France to Shut Down 100 to 160 Mosques; War-grade Weapons Found in Some

    02/12/2016 5:25:40 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 58 replies
    The New American ^ | 2/10/2016 | Selwyn Duke
    George W. Bush and others have often emphasized that Islam is a "religion of peace." Others view Islam as a "religion of the sword," and they include traditionalist-minded Muslims and mosques. This is evident after the French government recently raided Muslim houses of worship in the country and found "one third of the quantity of war-grade weapons that are normally seized in a year," as Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve put it. The mosques implicated themselves "because they are run illegally without proper licenses, they preach hatred, or use takfiri speech," Hassan El Alaoui, one of France's chief imams, told Al...
  • Homeless Muslim Refugee Rapes and Strangles American Girl Who Helped Him

    02/12/2016 4:51:46 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 53 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 2/9/2016 | Walid Shoebat
    Lauren Mann was an American music and arts student who loved playing the piano and went to Austria specifically to focus on her music studies while working as an au pair. All her friends say that she had a generous heart for the poor and needy. Being 23 years old and living amidst this "refugee" crisis, out of the goodness of her heart, she wanted to help these "migrants," many of whom were homeless and living near her. She would go out and give them food, drink, and little treats such as cigarettes. One of the people she helped was...
  • Seoul retaliates, China pays price for North Korea rocket launch

    02/12/2016 3:25:53 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    Asia Times ^ | February 10, 2016 | Shim Jae Hoon
    Seoul retaliates, China pays price for North Korea rocket launch By Shim Jae Hoon on February 10, 2016 in Asia Times News & Features, China, Koreas SEOUL-North Korea's satellite rocket launch has claimed its first casualty amid a changing and increasingly volatile regional security landscape that's dragging in China, the US and Japan. South Korea announced on Feb. 10 that it's closing down the inter-Korean economic project at Kaesong Industrial Complex which Seoul set up 12 years ago to provide hard currency earnings for the North Korean regime. /snip Meanwhile, the Park government has come under pressure from conservatives who...
  • China FM voices 'serious concern' over possible deployment of U.S. shield in Korea [THAAD]

    02/12/2016 12:00:14 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | 2016-02-12
    China FM voices 'serious concern' over possible deployment of U.S. shield in Korea Published : 2016-02-12 16:13 Updated : 2016-02-12 16:15 Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi expressed "serious concern" over a decision by South Korea to begin formal talks with the United States to adopt an advanced U.S. missile defense system, according to China's foreign ministry on Friday. Wang conveyed the concern to South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se during their meeting in Munich on the sidelines of international talks on Syria on Thursday, the Chinese ministry said in a statement. "Minister Wang Yi expresses serious concern," the statement said....
  • Teenager seized for Boko Haram attack tells how she tore off suicide vest and fled

    02/11/2016 9:34:34 PM PST · by Cronos · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12 Feb 2016 | ap
    Strapped with a suicide bomb vest and sent by the extremist Boko Haram group to kill as many people as possible, the teenage girl tore off the explosives and fled as soon as she was out of sight of her handlers. Her two companions, however, completed their grisly mission and walked into a crowd of hundreds at Dikwa refugee camp in north-east Nigeria and blew themselves up, killing 58 people. Modu Awami, a self-defence fighter who helped question the girl, said: “She said she was scared because she knew she would kill people. But she was also frightened of going...
  • {Militant athiest} Richard Dawkins has stroke, forcing cancellation of tour

    02/11/2016 9:29:27 PM PST · by Cronos · 59 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12 Feb 2016 | Calla Wahlquist
    Management for 74-year-old author of The God Delusion say he suffered ‘minor stroke’ in UK on Saturday but has already returned home from hospital But the health scare has caused him to postpone his tour, his management said in a message passed on to ticket holders on Friday. ...By Thursday he had recovered enough to use Twitter, plugging a book called God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction, for which he had written the foreword. ..A steadfast critic of religion, who nevertheless recently criticised leading UK cinema chains for refusing to screen an advert featuring the Lord’s Prayer, Dawkins...
  • Trump warns: Migrants will bring 'end of Europe'

    02/11/2016 9:03:03 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 71 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | February 11, 2016 | No Author
    Republican presidential primary front-runner Donald Trump is predicting the influx of Muslim migrants will lead to the "end of Europe" in an explosive interview with the conservative French magazine Valeurs Actuelles. "France is not what it used to be, and neither is Paris," Trump is quoted as saying.
  • The Navy's Air Defense Missile Will Become a Supersonic Ship Killer

    02/11/2016 8:30:05 PM PST · by Mariner · 42 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | February 10th, 2016 | By Eric Tegler
    Back in 2014, the guided missile-carrying destroyer USS John Paul Jones made history. During a live fire missile tests, one of its SM-6 air defense missiles completed the longest surface-to-air engagement in naval history. The Navy wouldn't say the exact range of the missile for security's sake, but the ability to take out incoming missiles or aircraft at long range is obviously valuable. Now, that ability is expanding. The Navy says it will modify the Raytheon-built Standard Missile-6 to act as a supersonic anti-ship missile. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has confirmed the service was developing the anti-ship SM-6 in an...
  • Asia markets extend rout as Nikkei plunges 5.3% [Japan]

    02/11/2016 7:39:00 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 40 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2016/02/12 | Saheli Roy Choudhury
    Asia markets extend rout as Nikkei plunges 5.3% Saheli Roy Choudhury | @sahelirc Markets in Asia dropped sharply on Friday, with the Nikkei tumbling, after a sell-off on Wall Street as oil remained volatile and concerns about how central banks' easing measures will affect banks' earnings persisted. "The idea that central banks are now fully targeting the interest rate structure and putting a gun to domestic banks heads in a fight to stoke credit growth is in no way an equity friendly story," wrote Chris Weston, chief market strategist at spreadbetter IG, in a morning note. The Bank of Japan...
  • Venezuela top court overrules Congress, grants decree powers

    02/11/2016 5:46:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 11, 2016 8:44 PM EST
    Venezuela's Supreme Court has overruled the opposition-controlled congress and granted broad decree powers to President Nicolas Maduro. Congress last month had refused to approve Maduro's declaration of an economic emergency. The court ruled in a decision made public Thursday night that Maduro did not need congressional approval after all. The court said the declaration of emergency is now in effect, granting Maduro greatly expanded authority over the economy for 60 days. ...
  • Germany: Muslims tear up Bibles, sexually abuse women and children, beat up gays

    02/11/2016 5:40:29 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 36 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Feb 17, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    German asylum centers: Muslim migrants tear up Bibles, assault Christians, sexually abuse women and children, beat up gays Christians, homosexuals and women are fleeing asylum centres in Germany in ever growing numbers due to acts of violence, intolerance and crime perpetrated by Muslim men. According to German newspaper Die Welt, the violence toward ethnic minorities, religious minorities and women continues to skyrocket across German asylum centres. Muslim men tear up Bibles and assault Christians, sexually abuse women and children, and beat up homosexuals. The news has led to calls from human rights campaigners to say enough is enough. In Stuttgart...
  • Minnesota Man Pleads Guilty in Islamic State Case

    02/11/2016 5:27:40 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 2/11/16 | AP
    A Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State group. Twenty-year-old Abdirizak Mohamed Warsame entered his plea at a hearing Thursday in U.S. District Court. Warsame admitted he tried to help other young men from Minnesota's Somali community with their plans to travel to Syria to fight for the Islamic State group. Warsame also boasted of being able to take down a plane at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Warsame says he learned about the Islamic State group by watching videos on YouTube and listening to lectures. He faces up...
  • Must See Video: Resident of Calais Speaks Out on the Muslim Colonization

    02/11/2016 4:22:15 PM PST · by Bon mots · 36 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb | Simone
    If you have not seen this video yet, it is a 'MUST WATCH'. It's a heart breaking description of how a government can destroy a city and a people. If ever there was an example of why a free people need 1st and 2nd amendment style protection, this is it. Please watch it all. ↑ Click to see the full video ↑
  • Barnaby Joyce: The rise of the new Nationals leader and deputy prime minister (of Australia)

    02/11/2016 4:00:26 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 3 replies
    ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) ^ | 12th February 2016 | Lucy Barbour
    "Is he nuts or is he a genius?" That's the question many Australians ask about Barnaby Joyce, the new Nationals leader and deputy prime minister. From the moment he set foot in Parliament in 2005, Mr Joyce has been anything but dull. His outspoken, sometimes rogue approach to politics could not be more different to his calm and quiet colleague Warren Truss. The Liberal Party will be nervously wondering whether the man, who once threatened to euthanase a Hollywood superstar's pet dogs, is orderly enough to keep the Nationals in line. Who is Barnaby Joyce? Mr Joyce was educated by...
  • Israel’s Apartheid Libel: South African Students Weigh In

    02/11/2016 3:35:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Jewish Star ^ | 2/11 | Eitan Arom
    About two-dozen people filed into Dodd 175 at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus last Thursday night, scouting out seats and picking at the kosher pizza in the back of the lecture hall. Miyelani Pinini knows the drill. A former student president of the University of Cape Town in South Africa, she's attended and even organized her share of free-pizza events. But now she and a fellow South African student leader -- both non-Jewish black people -- were the stars of this one, brought to campus by StandWithUs, a pro-Israel education and advocacy organization, and Students Supporting Israel,...
  • South Korea cuts off power, water into Kaesong zone in North Korea

    02/11/2016 3:18:19 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    reuters ^ | Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:46pm EST | Jack Kim; Toni Reinhold)
    The 280 South Koreans who had remained in Kaesong rushed to vacate the industrial park on Thursday evening, completing the pullout at 11:05 p.m. (1405 GMT), said the South's Unification Ministry, which handles ties with the North. A few minutes before midnight, the South shut off the supply of electricity into Kaesong that powered the factory zone, the ministry said early on Friday. The action also cuts off water supply, it said. ... The Kaesong project employed about 55,000 North Koreans, who were given a taste of life in the South, working for the 124 mostly small and medium sized...
  • Russian Intervention in Syrian War Has Sharply Reduced U.S. Options

    02/11/2016 2:49:13 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 24 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | FEB. 10, 2016 | DAVID E. SANGER
    At the core of the American strategic dilemma is that the Russian military adventure, which Mr. Obama dismissed last year as ill-thought-out muscle flexing, has been surprising effective... Testifying on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, the director of national intelligence, James R. Clapper, offered a sobering picture of Russia’s success, even if it proves a temporary one. “Putin is the first leader since Stalin to expand Russia’s territory,” he told a Senate committee. In Russia’s first major overseas military effort since its humiliation in Afghanistan 35 years ago, he said, “Its interventions demonstrate the improvements in Russian military capabilities and the...
  • Bill introduced to end the draft

    02/11/2016 2:13:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 11, 2016 | Rebecca Kheel
    A bipartisan group of four congressmen introduced a bill Thursday that would abolish the Selective Service System, more commonly known as the draft. "Maintaining the Selective Service simply makes no sense," Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), a former Marine, said in a written statement. "In 1973, the last draftee entered the Army and since then, despite the first Gulf War and subsequent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon has never considered reinstituting the draft. Our all-volunteer military has given us the most elite fighting force in the history of this country." Coffman introduced the bill with Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.),...
  • ISIS makes 4 year old execute prisoners [Deuteronomy 25]

    02/11/2016 1:52:53 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2/11/2016 | Yaron Steinbuch
    A 4-year-old British boy dubbed "Junior Jihadi" has once again been used in a revolting ISIS propaganda video, this time showing him detonating explosives in a car with three captives strapped inside. Isa Dare, who was taken to Syria by his mom, Grace "Khadija" Dare, is seen with a young man who addressed the UK with a scarf covering his face. "You will never fight us except behind fortified fortresses or behind walls," he said, the Independent of the UK reported. He then mentions spies sent to Syria and the killing of "our brothers" in the West. "So today, we're...
  • Iran to Unveil Drone at Ceremony Featuring Nation of Islam’s Louis Farrakhan

    02/11/2016 12:50:52 PM PST · by detective · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Feb 2016 | Adelle Nazarian
    The Iranian regime will host a ceremony and official unveiling of its new drone, the "Shahed 129," this Thursday, which, according to Iranian state-controlled outlet Tasnim News Agency, will be attended by Nation of Islam head Louis Farrakhan. "Shahed" is Persian for "eye-witness." Tasnim News Agency indicates that Farrakhan, 82, will be the guest of honor and deliver a speech to mark the occasion. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, 67, will also be present, as will several other leaders involved in the global Islamic movement.
  • Breaking: Syrian Rebels Report Elite SPETSNAZ in combat operations north of Aleppo

    02/11/2016 12:45:50 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 49 replies
    twitter.com ^ | 3:06 AM - 10 Feb 2016 | Anisse Al Mansour
    Des sources rebelles au Nord d'#Alep rapportent que des troupes d'élites type #Spetsnaz participent aux combats— Anisse Al Mansour (@AnisseAlmansour) February 10, 2016
  • Russia raises spectre of permanent or 'world war' if Syria talks fail

    02/11/2016 12:36:57 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 19 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:40pm EST | John Irish
    Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:40pm EST Russia raises spectre of permanent or 'world war' if Syria talks fail MUNICH | By John Irish Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev raised the spectre of a permanent or a world war if powers failed to negotiate an end to the conflict in Syria and warned against any ground operations by U.S. and Arab forces. Medvedev, speaking to Germany's Handelsblatt newspaper on the eve of a security conference in Munich, said the United States and Russia must exert pressure on all sides in the conflict to secure a ceasefire. Asked about Saudi Arabia's offer...
  • Russian PM: Foreign offensive in Syria could spark 'world war'

    02/11/2016 12:25:26 PM PST · by Mr. M.J.B. · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2-11-2016 | Staff
    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned Thursday that if Arab forces entered the Syrian war, they could spark a "new world war" and urged ceasefire talks instead.
  • Putin is a bigger threat to Europe’s existence than Islamic state - George Soros

    02/11/2016 11:27:15 AM PST · by Cronos · 63 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11 February 2016 | George Soros
    The leaders of the US and the EU are making a grievous error in thinking that president Vladimir Putin’s Russia is a potential ally in the fight against Islamic State. The evidence contradicts them. Putin’s aim is to foster the EU’s disintegration, and the best way to do so is to flood Europe with Syrian refugees. ..Russia has also launched a large-scale air attack against civilians in northern Syria. This was followed by a ground assault by Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s army against Aleppo, a city that used to have 2 million inhabitants. The barrel bombs caused 70,000 civilians to...
  • The Vicious Snake

    02/11/2016 11:13:46 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | 18 January 2016 | Rust e
    Video at link. Quite powerful.
  • Throwback: Last Major Speech of Gaddafi, Qaddafi,

    02/11/2016 10:05:30 AM PST · by risen_feenix · 7 replies
    http://www.africacradle.com ^ | 9/21/2015 | Mu’ummar Qaddafi
    For 40 years, or was it longer, I can’t remember, I did all I could to give people houses, hospitals, schools, and when they were hungry, I gave them food. I even made Benghazi into farmland from the desert, I stood up to attacks from that cowboy Ronald Reagan, when he killed my adopted orphaned daughter, he was trying to kill me, instead he killed that poor innocent child. Then I helped my brothers and sisters from Africa with money for the African Union. gaddafi_dead_death_photo_10_21_11 I did all I could to help people Understand the concept of real democracy, where...
  • Aleppo's jihad besiegers will now be besieged by Russia: why is Britain supporting the terrorists?

    02/11/2016 9:55:45 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 6 replies
    spectator.co.uk ^ | 13 February 2016 | Peter Oborne
    Aleppo Notebook: the city’s terrorist besiegers will now be besieged Again and again I was asked: why is Britain supporting the terrorists in Syria’s civil war Peter Oborne 13 February 2016 I had been trying to get to Aleppo for ages, but was unable to do so because rebel activity had cut off the city from the outside world. Syrian government military successes at the start of January meant there was at last a safe road. I hired a driver, was allocated a government minder (very handy at checkpoints), and booked into a hotel. Driving north from Damascus, we picked...
  • Microcephaly cases in Brazil predate Zika virus outbreak, study says [Second look...]

    02/11/2016 9:30:52 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 28 replies
    CBC News ^ | 2/10/2016 | Staff
    Large numbers of babies with borderline normal head sizes were born in Brazil as far back as 2012, two years before the Zika virus is thought to have entered the country, say researchers searching for answers to urgent questions. Pediatric cardiologist Dr. Sandra Mattos had been collecting data on 100,000 newborns in the Brazilian state of Paraiba as part of her work studying and treating congenital heart disease. The microcephaly fears linked to the Zika virus drove her team to check back into hospital records for head circumferences of more than 1,600 babies born in the state in the last...
  • The Syrian civil war is at a turning point, and it could get even more violent [Assad winning]

    02/11/2016 9:16:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/11/2016 | Armin Rosen
    The Syrian civil war is reaching a turning point. Over the past two weeks, the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad seized several villages north of Aleppo, the country's largest city and one of the last remaining strongholds of Syria's nonjihadist rebels. The advance cut off Aleppo's anti-regime groups from their last remaining supply lines into Turkey, and put Assad in a position to retake a fiercely contested city that had a prewar population of over 2 million. Assad's gains have come on the backs of foreign militaries that are themselves showing signs of strain. Iran has been forced to...
  • ISIS Forced To Cut Wages As Oil Revenues Tank

    02/11/2016 8:37:50 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 17 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 10/02/2016 | Oilprice
    Leaked documents purport to show that the Islamic State (ISIS) is cutting the salaries of its foreign fighters as low oil prices and continued air strikes on terrorist-controlled oil targets hit back with a monetary jihad. The documents—which are said to have been leaked by the ISIS ‘treasury department’, or the Bayt Mal al-Muslimeen—state that foreign-fighter salaries in Syria have been reduced 50 percent due to “exceptional circumstances,” including continued air strikes of Syria-based ISIS oil operations and low oil prices.
  • New PC Line up for BBC's New Top Gear

    02/11/2016 7:49:23 AM PST · by sinsofsolarempirefan · 22 replies
    It's the BBC's dream PC line-up! New Top Gear hosts revealed and the internet is quick to notice there's 'a black guy, a woman and a foreigner' (and, of course, a ginger) Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3441885/Full-Gear-line-unveiled-Eddie-Jordan-join-Chris-Evans-Matt-LeBlanc.html#ixzz3zsJiYGBI Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Federal program that issues smartphones to new immigrants raises questions

    02/11/2016 6:43:19 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 11, 2016 | by Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    A federal government contractor is issuing smartphones to immigrant families released from two massive Texas detention centers as a way to ensure that they are able to contact case managers and reach their U.S. destinations. Officials described the phones as part of a less-restrictive alternative to detention programs designed to make sure that low-risk immigrant families with pending cases show up for court. The phones, they said, are not used to track or monitor immigrants but rather as a safety net. Yaneth Guevara Leyva, who has a pending asylum case, said she received a Galaxy 4 smartphone complete with voice...
  • China Close To Creating ‘Artificial Sun’ That Could End Reliance On Fossil Fuels

    02/11/2016 6:17:01 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 30 replies
    Chinese scientists have managed to create a hydrogen gas that is three times hotter than the sun. The artificial solar energy could eventually be used as an inexhaustible source of power, ending reliance on fossil fuels and solving the world energy crisis. Chinese boffins created the gas in a huge magnetic fusion reactor at the Institute of Physical Science in Hefei. Invented by Soviet scientists in the 1950s, the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) features a massive metallic doughtnut-shaped chamber twisted into a figure of eight. Researchers were able to use the reactor to produce temperatures of 50 million Kelvins...
  • Female suicide bombers kill over 60 people in northeast Nigeria -officials

    02/11/2016 5:57:59 AM PST · by detective · 10 replies
    MSN News ^ | FEB. 10, 2016 | Lanre Ola, Ulf Laessing, Dominic Evans
    Two female suicide bombers killed more than 60 people at a camp for people displaced by an insurgency of the jihadist Boko Haram group in the northeast Nigerian town of Dikwa, military and emergency officials said on Wednesday. The attack occurred 85 km (50 miles) outside the capital of Borno state, center of the seven-year insurgency, they said. It took place on Tuesday, but a breakdown in the telephone system prevented the incident being made public earlier.
  • Google To Censor US Search Site For European Users

    02/11/2016 5:55:37 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 02/10/16 | Emma Woollacott
    Google GOOGL +0.83% is removing the loophole allowing European users to sidestep the ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling that censors their search results. After the European Court of Justice ruled two years ago that people could ask for search results to be removed if they contained inaccurate or ‘outdated’ information, Google attempted to strike a compromise. It complied with the order – but only for European versions of its website. This meant that European users wanting to see uncensored results have only to log on to Google.com to get the unedited version; and plenty do. This state of affairs, as...
  • Iran, Russia Likely to Sign Su-30 Warplane Deal Next Week: Source

    02/11/2016 5:27:43 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Tasnim News Agency, Iran ^ | February, 11, 2016
    TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan will probably sign a contract in his forthcoming trip to Moscow on Tehran’s purchase of Russian-made Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets, a Russian source announced Thursday. Sputnik quoted a source in Iran’s Defense Ministry as saying on Thursday that General Dehqan will go to Moscow on February 16 to discuss Russia’s delivery of S-300 air defense missile system to Iran as well as purchase of Su-30 Flanker multirole jet fighters. “Minister Dehqan is taking a number of the Defense Ministry’s representatives to the Russian capital to meet with their Russian colleagues...
  • Former IDF-General: Israel’s Next Northern War Will Be With Lebanon, Not Just Hezbollah

    02/11/2016 3:53:47 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 6 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 26 Jan 2016 | Staff
    “The next war in the North will have to be against Lebanon because Hezbollah is a part of the Lebanese system,” Maj. Gen. (res.) Giora Eiland told Walla News on Wednesday. Eiland, former head of the IDF Planning Directorate and National Security Council, was responding to IDF assessments earlier this week which said that although the chances for armed conflict with Hezbollah at the moment are very low, if a confrontation were to occur, ...
  • Trump Thumps Merkel On Migrant Madness: ‘It’s The End Of Europe’

    02/11/2016 3:06:16 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 49 replies
    REUTERS – U.S. Republican presidential contender Donald Trump said German Chancellor Angela Merkel was wrong to let in thousands of migrants into Germany and that the refugee crisis could trigger revolutions and even the end of Europe. “I think Angela Merkel made a tragic mistake with the migrants,” Trump told French conservative weekly Valeurs Actuelles, which said it was the billionaire’s first in-depth campaign interview with European media. “If you don’t treat the situation competently and firmly, yes, it’s the end of Europe. You could face real revolutions,” Trump was quoted as saying, according to the French translation. The 69-year-old...
  • N. Korea to expel S. Koreans from joint industrial park

    02/11/2016 12:36:20 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/02/11
    N. Korea to expel S. Koreans from joint industrial park 2016/02/11 17:26 SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Yonhap) -- North Korea said Thursday it will expel all South Korean nationals from a joint industrial park in the North and freeze all South Korean assets and equipment in retaliation for Seoul's suspension of the complex. The North has ordered all South Koreans to leave immediately the Kaesong Industrial Complex in the North's border city of the same name, according to the Korean Central News Agency. It said that it will freeze all assets and equipment held by South Korean companies, adding that it...