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  • Russia Bombed Base in Syria Used by U.S

    07/25/2016 1:36:02 PM PDT · by keat
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 21, 2016 | Adam Entous
    An outpost near the Jordanian border that is used by U.S. and British special forces was hit by the airstrikes last month. When Russian aircraft bombed a remote garrison in southeastern Syria last month, alarm bells sounded at the Pentagon and the Ministry of Defense in London. The Russians weren’t bombarding a run-of-the-mill rebel outpost, according to U.S. officials. Their target was a secret base of operations for elite American and British forces. In fact, a contingent of about 20 British special forces had pulled out of the garrison 24 hours earlier. British officials declined to comment. U.S. military and...
  • Day After ‘Clinton Cash’ Film’s Ericsson Revelations Go Worldwide, CEO Steps Down

    07/25/2016 1:16:46 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 10 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 25 Jul 2016 | Jerome Hudson
    Just one day after the global premiere of Clinton Cash, Hans Westberg, the embattled CEO and president of telecoms company Ericsson, stepped down as the head of the Swedish wireless equipment maker. Though the telecom giant’s announcement to remove Westberg is not confirmed as a direct result of the film’s online popularity, the company’s timing is an odd coincidence. The New York Times best-selling book Clinton Cash, authored by Government Accountability Institute President and Breitbart Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer, highlighted that Ericsson — on Westberg’s watch — had come under heavy fire for selling telecom equipment to countries that were...
  • Germany: IS claims responsibility for attack in Bavaria

    07/25/2016 12:15:32 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 7 replies
    AP ^ | 7/25/16 | TOMISLAV SKARO, KIRSTEN GRIESHABER
    ANSBACH, Germany (AP) — A Syrian man whose asylum bid had been rejected in Germany recorded a cellphone video of himself pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group before he tried to get into an outdoor concert with a bomb-laden backpack. He was turned away and blew himself up outside a wine bar instead, injuring 15 people, authorities said Monday. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility. It was the fourth attack to shake Germany in a week — three of them carried out by recent migrants. The 27-year-old, identified by federal prosecutors as Mohammad D. in line with German privacy...
  • U.S. Navy's new $13B aircraft carrier can't fight

    07/25/2016 11:38:32 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 45 replies
    The $13-billion USS Gerald R. Ford, continues to struggle launching and recovering aircraft, moving onboard munitions, conducting air traffic control and with ship self-defense. "Unless these issues are resolved ... they will significantly limit CVN-78's ability to conduct combat operations." Fixing these problems would likely require redesigning the carrier's aircraft launch and recovery systems
  • German University's course claims Israel harvests Palestinian organs

    07/25/2016 9:42:32 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7/24/16 | Benjamin Weinthal
    BERLIN – An academic seminar at a German university claims Israel’s military harvests organs from Palestinians and the Jewish state is responsible for a genocide. “Our sons were robbed of their organs,” was the title of a part of the seminar’s course material, Rebecca Seidler, an academic who blew the whistle on the anti-Israel material, told the weekly German-Jewish newspaper Jüdische Allgemeine Zeitung in an article published Thursday. The paper reported that the University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HAWK) offers a course on “The Social Situation of Youths in Palestine,” which contains the allegedly anti-Semitic material. After reviewing the...
  • Muslim Mob Attacks Copts in a Beni Suef Village in Egypt following Rumor about Church Construction

    07/25/2016 9:35:44 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 7 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 7/22/16
    A video, which was posted on YouTube on July 22 and and which circulated on social media, shows a Muslim mob throwing stones at families in the village of Saft Al-Kharsa in the Beni Suef governorate. The video was shot from the balcony of one of the Coptic families. According to reports, the attacks followed the Friday sermons at the local mosques and were instigated by rumors that Copts had converted their homes into churches. albawaba.com reported that the tension started when security forces apprehended Ishaq Fahim, a Copt whose home was used as a church since the nearest church...
  • FBI investigates hacking of Democratic Party organization

    07/25/2016 9:33:12 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 95 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 7/25/16 | Dustin Volz
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the nature and scope of a cyber intrusion at the Democratic National Committee, the agency said on Monday, amid concerns hackers working for Russia are attempting to use the breach to influence the U.S. presidential election. ... Emails among DNC employees were released by anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks over the weekend appearing to expose favoritism for presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton over her chief rival in the primary contest, Senator Bernie Sanders. The correspondence prompted the resignation of DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Sunday, .. Separately, the U.S. House of...
  • Germany has 5.5 million guns belonging to 1.4 million people(T)

    07/25/2016 9:23:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7/23/2016 | Darren Boyle
    Germany has some of the strictest firearms laws in Europe, although there are four illegal guns on the streets for every properly registered weapon. According to data from the German Firearms Register, there are almost 5.5 million guns in private ownership belonging to 1.4 million people. But research by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in January estimated there are up to 20 million illegal firearms in Germany.
  • Clinton Cash movie (if you missed it)

    07/25/2016 9:15:24 AM PDT · by Dana1960 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/23/16 | Peter Schweizer
    This is the documentary form of the book, Clinton Cash
  • US Commander Campbell: The Man Behind The Failed Coup In Turkey

    07/25/2016 9:07:08 AM PDT · by Strategy · 59 replies
    Yeni Safak ^ | July 25, 2016
    A former U.S. commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), a NATO-led security mission in Afghanistan, was the organizer of the July 15 military coup attempt in Turkey, sources said. General John F. Campbell was one of the top figures who organized and managed the soldiers behind the failed coup attempt in Turkey, sources close to ongoing legal process of pro-coup detainees said. Campbell also managed more than $2 billion money transactions via UBA Bank in Nigeria by using CIA links to distribute among the pro-coup military personnel in Turkey. The ongoing investigation unveiled that Campbell had paid at...
  • France to send artillery to Iraq in fight against ISIL

    07/25/2016 7:54:06 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 15 replies
    Aljazeera ^ | 22 July 2016
    French president announces plan to send artillery, but no ground troops, to combat ISIL in Iraq in August. ___ French President Francois Hollande has said that France will send heavy artillery to Iraq to support the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). An aide to the president told the AFP news agency that France would also send military advisors to train Iraqi forces in using the artillery. Elsewhere, protests erupted in Libya's capital, Tripoli, on Thursday following confirmation by Hollande that French special forces are operating in the country and that three French officers had...
  • Al Nusra Front officially splits from Al Qaida

    07/25/2016 7:52:40 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Gulf News ^ | July 25, 2016 | Sami Moubayed
    Al Nusra Front officially splits from Al Qaida Group hopes to evade a new cooperation pact between the US and Russia, aimed at annihilating Al Qaida Published: 15:35 July 25, 2016 Gulf News Sami Moubayed, Correspondent Beirut: Abu Mohammad Al Golani, commander of Al Nusra Front, will make a public statement later today announcing his departure from Al Qaida. His new group will be named Jabhat Fateh Al Sham (Sham Liberation Front). By doing so the group hopes to evade a new cooperation pact between the US and Russia, aimed at annihilating Al Qaida operatives on the Syrian battlefield. Originally...
  • Syrian Who Blew Himself Up in Germany Had Been Twice Ordered Deported

    07/25/2016 7:45:31 AM PDT · by Lera · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 25, 2016 | MELISSA EDDY
    ANSBACH, Germany — A 27-year-old Syrian refugee who blew himself up Sunday evening at an open-air music festival in southern Germany, injuring 15 people, had been twice ordered deported from the country, officials said on Monday.
  • BBC Still Puzzled By Motive Of Syrian With Suicide Bomb Rucksack At German Festival

    07/25/2016 7:03:27 AM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Jul 2016 | James Delingpole
    A Syrian failed asylum seeker has blown himself up with a rucksack bomb, injuring several bystanders, in the town of Ansbach, Germany, apparently after being thwarted in an attempt to attack an open-air music festival. But you’ll never guess how the BBC chose to report the incident when news first broke. No, actually, you probably will.
  • World's Largest Amphibious Aircraft Made In China

    07/25/2016 5:21:31 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 31 replies
    Xinhua ^ | July 23, 2016
    The first AG600 amphibious aircraft rolls off a production line in Zhuhai, in south China's Guangdong Province. The aircraft will be used to fight forest fires and perform marine rescue missions. (Xinhua photo) GUANGZHOU, Xinhua --- China has completed production of a massive amphibious aircraft that it plans to use to fight forest fires and perform marine rescue missions. The AG600 rolled off a production line in the southern city of Zhuhai on Saturday, in what aviation observers see as a milestone for the country. The aircraft has a maximum take-off weight of 53.5 tonnes, a maximum cruising speed of...
  • IN DETENTION Turkey arrests 62 schoolchildren for TREASON following failed military coup

    07/25/2016 5:20:21 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 10 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | July 23, 2016 | Guy Birhcall
    The pupils, aged between 14 and 17, were made to dress up in camouflage and were handed guns with empty magazines, according to their lawyers Before the coup attempt last week, the pupils, aged between 14 and 17, were made to dress up in camouflage and were handed guns with empty magazines, according to their lawyers. The children have been taken to prison and not allowed to speak to their parents as they were accused of treason against the Turkish State. The mum of a 15-year-old boy caught up in the arrest, Emre, while waiting for news outside Istanbul’s Maltepe...
  • Poland arrests foreigner for possession of explosives

    07/25/2016 5:07:03 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    wtop.com ^ | July 25, 2016 | The Associated Press
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A court spokesman in central Poland says that a 48-year-old foreigner, probably an Iraqi, has been arrested on charges of possessing explosives. The arrest on Sunday in Lodz took place just days before Pope Francis comes to Poland to meet with hundreds of thousands of young people from around the globe for celebrations of the World Youth Day. Poland’s Interior Minister Mariusz Blaszczak says the gatherings will be safe.
  • Navy chiefs face Trident crew shortages – because recruits don’t want to log off Facebook

    07/25/2016 4:07:16 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Mirror, U.K. ^ | 25 JUL 2016 | KIRSTIE MCCRUM
    The Royal Navy is suffering a recruitment crisis when it comes to staffing Trident submarines - as young people are too addicted to Facebook to go off-tech for weeks at a time. Following a vote to renew the nuclear submarines which passed through Parliament last week, those serving say that a scheme designed to attract new blood has faltered. And a senior source says this is down to the fact that "you cannot Facebook your friends". Last month, the annual report from the Ministry of Defences’s internal watchdog, the Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator, warned of a shortfall of qualified engineers,...
  • Newly Built PLAN Type 052D Destroyers Getting Fitted with Larger H/PJ-11 CIWS

    07/25/2016 3:30:16 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 25 July 2016
    Based on pictures that have been just released by Chinese spotters, it appears that the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) next in-line Type 052D Destroyers (NATO reporting name Luyang III class) will be fitted with the H/PJ-11 close-in weapon system (CIWS) instead of the smaller H/PJ-12 currently fitted on existing vessels of the class. The H/PJ-12 seven-barreled 30mm CIWS (sometimes referred as Type 730 which is the export designation.) is present on the first four destroyers in the series already commissioned (as well as on a few other hulls currently at various stages of completion). It is...
  • New SPICE: New Ammunition for the IAF

    07/25/2016 2:53:26 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Israeli Air Force ^ | 17.07.2016 | Shachar Zorani
    The IAF operates various munitions adapted to its different missions and aircraft. It is now permitted to publicize that the force is expected to soon receive a new bomb manufactured by "Rafael" Systems, which is expected to bring new technological and operational tidings Shachar Zorani | Translation: Ohad Zeltzer Zubida "SPICE 1000", a new munition manufactured by "Rafael" is currently in the final stages of development and is expected to enter operational use in the IAF soon. It is expected to be integrated in all of the fighter squadrons in the force and the first to operate it will be...
  • Democrats Accuse Russia Of Hacking DNC Server To Help Donald Trump [IMPORTANT INFO]

    07/25/2016 1:12:36 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 88 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | July 24, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    In the aftermath of the fallout from the DNC server hack, the Democrats have been scrambling how to redirect public anger (especially among Bernie Sanders supporters) from the revelations that not only did the Democratic party try everything in its power to sabotage Bernie Sanders presidential bid, but also colluded with various "impartial" media outlets as well as breach fundraising rules in the process. And, as of this morning, it appears that the solution they have decided upon is not to explain or even justify the scandalous actions, but to simply blame Russia for the hack. [SNIP] Except... there is...
  • Clinton: Benghazi security was ‘not my ball to carry’

    07/25/2016 12:20:58 AM PDT · by Enchante · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 24, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    "So when this happened in Benghazi, I immediately stood up an independent committee -- distinguished Americans, military and civilian experts. They came out and they said, "You know, the ball was dropped -- in security. And, you know, some of the decisions that were made, probably should have been rethought." Clinton went on to say concerns about security at the American Diplomatic Compound in Benghazi never reached her. “It was not my ball to carry. … Those [security reports] never reached me. Those never came to my attention,” she said.
  • Labour wanted mass immigration to make UK more multicultural, says former adviser

    07/24/2016 11:28:29 PM PDT · by Enchante · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | October 23, 2009 | Tom Whitehead
    He said the final published version of the report promoted the labour market case for immigration but unpublished versions contained additional reasons, he said. He wrote: "Earlier drafts I saw also included a driving political purpose: that mass immigration was the way that the Government was going to make the UK truly multicultural. "I remember coming away from some discussions with the clear sense that the policy was intended – even if this wasn't its main purpose – to rub the Right's nose in diversity and render their arguments out of date." The "deliberate policy", from late 2000 until "at...
  • NY Times: As Democrats Gather, a Russian Subplot Raises Intrigue (new DNC talking points alert)

    07/24/2016 11:00:51 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 78 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 24, 2016 | David E. Sanger and Nicole Perlroth
    An unusual question is capturing the attention of cyberspecialists, Russia experts and Democratic Party leaders in Philadelphia: Is Vladimir V. Putin trying to meddle in the American presidential election? Until Friday, that charge, with its eerie suggestion of a Kremlin conspiracy to aid Donald J. Trump, has been only whispered. But the release on Friday of some 20,000 stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee’s computer servers, many of them embarrassing to Democratic leaders, has intensified discussion of the role of Russian intelligence agencies in disrupting the 2016 campaign.
  • Paul Craig Roberts Warns "Armageddon Approaches" After German Leak

    07/24/2016 9:48:48 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/24/16 | Tyler Druden
    The Western public doesn’t know it, but Washington and its European vassals are convincing Russia that they are preparing to attack. Eric Zuesse reports on a German newspaper leak of a Bundeswehr decision to declare Russia to be an enemy nation of Germany. According to a report issued on June 6th in German Economic News (Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, or DWN), the German government is preparing to go to war against Russia, and has in draft-form a Bundeswehr report declaring Russia to be an enemy nation. DWN says: “The Russian secret services have apparently thoroughly studied the paper.   In advance...
  • Troops fear Obama rushing Mosul offensive to influence election

    07/24/2016 9:31:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 24, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    Some U.S. officers in Baghdad believe the Obama administration is rushing plans for a Mosul offensive so it takes place before the November presidential election, a retired general says. Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael D. Barbero said his contacts in Baghdad have relayed the concerns to him, fearing there is now an “artificial timeline” for what promises to be by far the toughest battle in the war against the Islamic State in Iraq.
  • Protesting migrants ask EU leaders why borders are closed

    07/24/2016 9:17:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 24, 2016 5:27 PM EDT | Ivana Bzganovic
    A group of migrants and asylum-seekers who set off two days ago on a protest march toward Hungary reached the European Union-member state’s border on Sunday, saying they want to ask European leaders why it is closed for the thousands fleeing war and poverty. Walking slowly under a Serbian police escort, several dozen people approached Serbia’s border with Hungary in a bid to protest Budapest’s decision to keep it shut for most asylum-seekers, which has left several thousand people stranded in Serbia. “We all are humans and we are all here because we have lots of problems in our own...
  • Pro-life prisoner of conscience Mary Wagner arrested on Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

    07/24/2016 9:13:29 PM PDT · by Cronos · 7 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 14 December 2015 | Lianne Laurence
    Pro-life prisoner of conscience Mary Wagner appeared at College Park court Monday, following her arrest Saturday at an abortion center in the heart of Toronto’s trendy Bloor West Village. The slender, dark-haired 41-year-old entered the Bloor West Village Women’s Clinic, located on the fourth floor of an office building at 2425 Bloor Street, shortly after 9:00 a.m. on December 12, carrying pro-life pamphlets in a bag also filled with red roses. At about 11:30, Constables Emma Morley and Jason Keegan of Toronto Police Service 11 Division escorted Wagner from the building, and warned her that if she returned to the...
  • GERMANY BOMB HORROR: 12 injured as Syrian asylum seeker blows himself up outside hotspot

    07/24/2016 8:52:34 PM PDT · by Enchante · 88 replies
    Daily Express (UK) ^ | July 25, 2016 | Patrick Christys
    AT LEAST one person has been killed and 12 more are injured after a Syrian asylum seeker blew himself outside a wine bar in Germany. The attack took place in Ansbach, near Nuremburg, after the 27-year-old was denied access to the nearby Ansbach Open music festival, according to Germany's interior minister Joachim Herrmann. Hermann said the suspect, who was known to police, had lived in Germany for two years but was denied asylum in the country a year ago. He said it is unclear if the suspect intended to kill others or just himself but said he had “tried to...
  • Syrian refugee in Germany arrested after killing woman in machete attack

    07/24/2016 8:21:32 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 12 replies
    Yahoo News (Reuters) ^ | 24 July 2016 | Andrea Shalal
    A 21-year-old Syrian refugee was arrested on Sunday after killing a pregnant woman with a machete in Germany, ...though police said it did not appear linked to terrorism.
  • Syrian suicide bomber, 27, dies in blast at restaurant near Nuremberg

    07/24/2016 8:11:14 PM PDT · by AnotherUnixGeek · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 24, 2016 | Amie Gordon
    The suicide bomber who injured 12 people when he blew himself up at a German music festival was a Syrian man who was denied asylum in the country, officials have revealed.
  • IN DENTENTION Turkey arrests 62 schoolchildren for TREASON following failed military coup

    07/24/2016 7:08:50 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 9 replies
    The Sun ^ | July 23, 2016 | by Guy Birchall
    Before the coup attempt last week, the pupils, aged between 14 and 17, were made to dress up in camouflage and were handed guns with empty magazines, according to their lawyers. The children have been taken to prison and not allowed to speak to their parents as they were accused of treason against the Turkish State. The mum of a 15-year-old boy caught up in the arrest, Emre, while waiting for news outside Istanbul’s Maltepe Prison said: “Our child has never held a gun before. “They were used, they were forced to do this.” The incarcerated kids families and lawyers...
  • Anti-US Sabotage Suspected After Massive Fire Breaks Out Near NATO Headquarters In Turkey

    07/24/2016 6:37:10 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | July 24, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    A massive fire erupted near a NATO base in the Buca district, near Izmir, Turkey. The fire broke out on Sunday evening in western Turkey. The fire blew through the grassy wooded area and is now perilously near NATO’s military base pushed forward by strong winds.
  • Former Saudi General Makes Rare Israel Visit; MK: "Saudis Want to Get Closer to Israel"

    07/24/2016 5:48:56 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 17 replies
    Israel News ^ | 24 July 2016 | By Ariella Mendlowitz
    ormer Saudi General Dr. Anwar Eshki visited Israel last week, alongside a delegation of academics and businessmen, all of whom came with the intended goal to encourage further discussion of the Saudi-led 2002 Arab Peace Initiative. The Israeli news source Haaretz reported that the delegation met with Foreign Ministry Director-General Dore Gold, the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories Major-General Yoav Mordechai, and several Knesset members from the opposition. ...
  • Why Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei Is Supremely Confident

    07/24/2016 4:47:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | July 24th, 2016 | Ziva Dahl
    One year after they signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, popularly known as the Iran deal, the Iranians are secretly attempting to procure illicit nuclear technology and equipment. So says Germany’s domestic intelligence agency. It appears the mullahs are supremely confident that America and the West will do nothing to enforce the agreement. Looking back on the Iran nuclear deal and the singular role Iran’s American lobby, the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), played in the formulation and promotion of the agreement, it’s clear that Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s past experience with President Obama has given him...
  • One person is killed and at least a dozen more are injured after an explosion... in Germany

    07/24/2016 4:23:55 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 67 replies
    UK Mail ^ | AMIE GORDON | AMIE GORDON
    An explosion at a restaurant has killed at least one person and injured several others in the German city of Ansbach, near Nuremberg. Although the cause of the blast remains unknown, early local media reports suggest the explosion could have been caused by a gas leak. One person has been confirmed dead and at least 11 more are injured. A nearby music festival has now been cancelled as Germany remains on high alert in the wake of a series of incidents in recent days. A police spokesman in Ansbach confirmed that an explosion had been reported, but had no further...
  • Anti-US Sabotage Suspected After Massive Fire Breaks Out Near NATO Headquarters In Turkey

    07/24/2016 4:39:31 PM PDT · by lafroste · 10 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7/24/2016 | Tyler Durdin
    A massive fire erupted near a NATO base in the Buca district, near Izmir, Turkey. The fire broke out on Sunday evening in western Turkey. The fire blew through the grassy wooded area and is now perilously near NATO’s military base pushed forward by strong winds. In odd twist, local authorities are investigating the fire as a possible act of anti-American sabotage. The fire erupted shortly after Erdogan's leading Islamist paper headline officially targeted a US commander as coup leader adding his name & picture...
  • Germany's stringent gun ownership rules

    07/24/2016 4:23:44 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 23, 2016 | Reuters
    BERLIN/FRANKFURT, July 23 (Reuters) - An 18-year-old German-Iranian believed to have acted alone killed nine people in a shooting spree with a pistol at a busy shopping center in Munich on Friday evening. Here are some facts about acquiring and owning a gun in Germany. 1. Germany has some of the "most stringent" rules around gun control in Europe, according to the U.S. Library of Congress. 2. To own a gun in Germany, it is necessary to obtain a weapon license for which applicants must generally be at least 18 years old and show they have they have a reason...
  • Explosion At German Restaurant, One Confirmed Death, Ten Injured

    07/24/2016 4:17:31 PM PDT · by PennsylvaniaMom · 72 replies
    Sky News ^ | 7/24/16 | Sky News
    Very sketchy details, but here we go again. A restaurant, outside Nuremburg, bombed. Interior Minister says NOT an accident. Details at link.
  • Who were the Munich shooting victims? Eight of nine dead under 20 years old

    07/24/2016 2:17:47 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 7 replies
    MSN Guardian ^ | July 24, 2016
    A Greek teenager killed in the Munich gun rampage threw himself in front of his twin sister to protect her from a hail of bullets, according to reports. Huseyin Dayicik, 19, was shot twice by Ali Sonboly after pushing his sister out of the gunman’s way, according to MailOnline. The siblings had been at the Olympia shopping centre looking for gifts for their family, reports said. The identities of the nine mainly young victims of the shooting spree have emerged amid claims that 18-year-old Sonboly may have targeted people of Turkish and Arab origin, groups he apparently felt had picked...
  • Turkey – Roger Out

    07/24/2016 1:57:16 PM PDT · by dvan · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 22, 2016 | Caroline Glick
    Why NATO has a ticking time bomb on its hands. On Wednesday, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg insisted that the purge of thousands in the Turkish military – including a third of the serving generals – did not weaken the military.

Stoltenberg told Reuters, “Turkey has a large armed force, professional armed forces and... I am certain they will continue as a committed and strong NATO ally.”
 It would be interesting to know whether the 1,500 US soldiers who have been locked down at Incirlik Air Base along with several hundred soldiers from other NATO countries since the failed coup Friday night...
  • BREAKING: Syrian Refugee in Germany Kills One, Injures Two More in Machete Attack

    07/24/2016 12:24:57 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 64 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 24 July, 2016 | PATRICK POOLE
    Less than a week after a man who had claimed refugee status as a 17-year-old Afghan attacked train riders with an axe in Wurzburg, Germany, and after an attack by a German-Iranian teen in Munich on Friday that killed nine, now come reports that a Syrian refugee wielding a machete has killed a pregnant woman and wounded two others in Reutlingen, Germany. Reuters reports: A 21-year-old Syrian refugee killed a woman with a machete and injured two other people on Sunday before being arrested in the southern German city of Reutlingen, a police spokesman said. The asylum-seeking Syrian man had...
  • 'It's their own fault' — Trump slams France and Germany (barf alert)

    07/24/2016 12:08:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    AFP via The Local ^ | 24 Jul 2016 16:40 GMT+02:00
    Republican White House nominee Donald Trump has said that France, Germany and other nations hit by recent terror attacks had only themselves to blame “because they allowed people to come into their territory.” Trump was asked in an interview airing Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” to expand on his proposal to suspend immigration from what he calls countries “compromised by terrorism” until vetting mechanisms are in place. “I’m going to be coming out over the next few weeks with a number of the places,” said Trump according to an excerpt of the interview. “We have problems in Germany, and...
  • Obama: Honesty Is ‘Absolutely Necessary’ Trait for a President

    07/24/2016 11:27:45 AM PDT · by PROCON · 78 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | July 24, 2016 | David Rutz
    President Obama said in an interview with CBS airing Sunday that honesty was “absolutely necessary” for a president in order to build trust with the American people. Obama has endorsed his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, to succeed him in the White House. In the wake of her private email scandal and the FBI’s revelation that she was “extremely careless” with classified material, Clinton’s honesty numbers with the public are dismal. The FBI also refuted Clinton’s constant claim that she never sent or received classified material on her server, which she has dismissed as a mere “mistake.” “FDR and...
  • Trump: USA could pull out of World Trade Organization

    07/24/2016 11:09:48 AM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 71 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 24, 2016 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) – Republican White House nominee Donald Trump suggested Sunday that the US could pull out of the World Trade Organization if he is elected president. Interviewed on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Trump said he would slap punitive taxes on firms that moved manufacturing activities abroad, citing Mexico as an example.
  • Turkey and Erdogan: Here Comes the (real) Caliphate

    07/24/2016 10:38:41 AM PDT · by dvan · 17 replies
    Assyrian International News Agency ^ | 7/22/2016 | Ralph Peters
    By Ralph Peters Fox News Posted 2016-07-22 05:11 GMT If today's Western leaders possess one general trait, it's a genius for self-deception. Insisting that Islamist terror has nothing to do with Islam, or that religion has no strategic impact, or that all human beings want freedom and democracy, amounts to declaring that up is down, right is left and night is day. And midnight is coming for millions in Turkey, even as we insist that a dying flashlight is the sun. Over the past few years, many Americans heard the term "caliphate" for the first time as ISIS declared that...
  • British soldiers told to ‘scrub’ their social media pages of evidence they serve (trunc)

    07/24/2016 8:48:49 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 26 replies
    The Sun ^ | 7/24/2016 | uncredited
    Full title: FORCES FACEBOOK FEAR British soldiers told to ‘scrub’ their social media pages of evidence they serve in the Army to avoid being targeted by ISIS BRITISH soldiers have been told to “scrub” their Facebook and Twitter pages of evidence they serve to avoid being targeted by nutcase jihadists, The Sun on Sunday can reveal. Worrying new guidance was issued to troops at mega-bases in Bulford, Tidworth and Larkhill, Wiltshire, where 14,000 soldiers are garrisoned. After a spate of terror attacks in France and Germany rocked Europe, Top Brass are determined not to see another Lee Rigby-style attack on...
  • Air conditioners as big a threat as ISIS

    07/24/2016 8:17:14 AM PDT · by rriz · 41 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 07/23/2016 | Alyssa Canobbio
    Secretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on Friday that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State.
  • Trump's Emasculation of Republican Foreign Policy (Barf and Hurl Alert!!!

    07/24/2016 7:17:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2016 | Steve Chapman
    If there has been any constant in the Republican worldview over decades, it's that American strength, resolve and credibility are essential in foreign affairs, and weakness and uncertainty lead straight to disaster. The GOP legions regard Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton as failures because they have been insufficiently willing to challenge our adversaries and stand with our friends. "Our allies don't trust us, and our enemies don't fear us" is a claim made by one Republican after another. But the Cleveland convention was a study in dissonance between the bedrock convictions of just about every loyal Republican and the opinions...
  • Iran Destroys 100,000 ‘Morally Damaging’ Satellite Dishes

    07/24/2016 6:54:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/24/2016 | unknown
    Iran destroyed 100,000 satellite dishes and receivers on Sunday as part of a widespread crackdown against the illegal devices that authorities say are morally damaging, a news website reported. The destruction ceremony took place in Tehran in the presence of General Mohammad Reza Naghdi, head of Iran’s Basij militia, who warned of the impact that satellite television was having in the conservative country.