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  • Don't fight the last war

    07/26/2016 8:12:58 PM PDT · by jimmww · 7 replies
    In 2001, Arlis on FreeRepublic posted an article "Don't fight the last war" by Barry Rubin from the Jerusalem Post dated 28 Sep 2001. This is currently the only source for the article that I can find, and it's worth reviewing. Hillary Clinton in debate last year said that "We are not at war with Islam" but with radical terrorism. Unfortunately for her and for us, Islam is at war with us, and has been for 1400 years, with many pauses and hiatuses for regrouping, reconsidering, and re-arming. In the current nominating convention acclaiming her candidacy for President, there has...
  • Australia goes two years without illegal boat arrival

    07/26/2016 7:33:43 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 18 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 26th July 2016 | Daniel Meers
    AUSTRALIA has officially gone two years without people smugglers successfully bringing an ­illegal boat into the country. ..... The government’s uncompromising turnback policy has led to 28 boats being turned around, with 700 people on board, since Operation Sovereign Borders was implemented when the Coalition came to power in 2013.... nobody has died at sea during the operation. ..... It is stark contrast to the 50,000 people who arrived illegally on more than 800 boats during six years of Labor. More than 1200 people died at sea during the period.....
  • The worst might be yet to come with the DNC email hack

    07/26/2016 7:06:22 PM PDT · by Mariner · 60 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo ^ | July 26th, 2016 | Pamela Engel
    The leak of emails from the Democratic National Committee has already rocked the party's convention this week, but it might not be over quite yet. Cybersecurity experts and Democratic strategists worry that more emails could come out in what might be a slow drip of hacked messages deployed strategically throughout the election cycle for maximum impact. "Like everyone in DC, I immediately searched my name," an unidentified strategist who works with the DNC told BuzzFeed News. "I wasn't in there, which I was happy about, until I realized just how sinister this leak actually was." Russia is a prime suspect...
  • Clinton campaign braces for more DNC leaks

    07/26/2016 6:46:35 PM PDT · by Mariner · 25 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 26th, 2016 | By David M. Drucker
    PHILADELPHIA — The Clinton campaign is bracing for another WikiLeaks email dump. Jennifer Palmieri, the Clinton campaign's communications director told reporters she wouldn't be surprised if the rogue organization notorious for publishing hacked documents releases more emails from the trove it stole from the Democratic National Committee. Palmieri said the campaign was not concerned about any of its emails or documents being released, and downplayed the impact another dump could have on the rest of the Democratic convention that will officially nominate Clinton for president Tuesday evening in a roll call vote of delegates. "We're not concerned about our emails....
  • Priest killed in France ‘was always there for others’

    Last line of article: "The mosque in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray was inaugurated in 2000, built on a plot of land that was donated by Saint-Etienne’s sister parish, Saint Theresa's."
  • Trump's ban on Muslims 'common sense' says Barack Obama's BROTHER - who is a Muslim

    07/26/2016 4:43:00 PM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    Express-UK ^ | July 26, 2016 | Nick Gutteridge
    But it is Malik's backing of Mr Trump's controversial proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the US to stamp out Islamist extremism that has raised the most eyebrows. He said: "I'm a Muslim, of course, but you can't have people going around just shooting people and killing people just in the name of Islam." . . . Malik was born to the same father but a different mother to his half-brother Barack and holds dual Kenyan and American citizenship. He and the US President were once close - Malik was best man at Barack’s wedding to Michelle .
  • Normandy: Jihadist Mosque Next Door to Beheaded Priest’s Church

    07/26/2016 4:28:10 PM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Jul 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    The more details that emerge surrounding the gruesome lethal attack on a priest in northern France Tuesday, the more it appears that the attack could have been foreseen and perhaps prevented. On Tuesday morning, two jihadists associated with the Islamic State entered the parish church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray in Normandy while 84-year-old Father Jacques Hamel was celebrating Mass in the company of several members of the parish. The assailants seized Father Hamel and slit his throat before taking the other members of the congregation as hostages.
  • Ted Kennedy Secretly Asked The Soviets To Intervene In The 1984 Elections

    07/26/2016 3:49:21 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 10, 2015 | Sean Davis
    Earlier this week, 47 Republican senators published an open letter informing the leaders of Iran that any nuclear deal with the United States that failed to be approved by the Senate would likely expire in 2017, once President Barack Obama’s term ended. You can read the full letter here. The letter enraged progressives, who immediately began accusing the senators of treason for having the audacity to publish basic constitutional facts about how treaties work. Here is but a small sampling of the response from the outrage brigade: Has anyone ever seen anything like that letter from Senate Repubs to Iran?...
  • Breitbart News Cancels Milo Yiannopoulos Appearance at Swedish Gay Pride March

    07/26/2016 3:16:49 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    Yiannopoulos was scheduled to lead a gay pride march through one of Sweden’s Muslim ghettos, however following an intensive security review and threat assessment by Breitbart’s security team, comprised of former Navy SEALs and intelligence community operatives, Breitbart has been forced to cancel the trip. The security analysis found significant potential threats against Milo, especially in light of the recent wave of Muslim terror attacks across Europe. “After a briefing by our security team and a review of the situation in Sweden, Breitbart News has cancelled Milo’s appearance at the Pride Järva parade on Wednesday, July 27. Despite Milo’s request...
  • Marion Le Pen: Christians Must Stand Up To Islam; Young Patriots Should Join Military Like Me

    07/26/2016 2:46:32 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Raheen Kassam
    Marion Maréchal Le Pen, the 26-year-old niece of France’s Front National leader Marine Le Pen has urged her fellow countrymen to join the military in a series of tweets following the beheading of a priest in Normandy this morning.
  • Indian girl, 14, dies after being raped for the SECOND time by the SAME man

    07/26/2016 2:01:23 PM PDT · by pabianice · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/26/16 | Davies
    Indian girl, 14, dies after being raped for the SECOND time by the SAME man who attacked her last year and is out on bail The girl was raped, tied down with rope and forced to drink acid, say family Was initially attacked in December but was kidnapped in May and tortured Accused is understood to have been on bail awaiting trial for first incident Family say she was held captive by a group of abusers, including a woman Reports have indicated a girl or woman is raped every 22 minutes in India She died on same day Israeli tourist...
  • Idiot junior officers set their British Army barracks ablaze...

    07/26/2016 1:53:50 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 26 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 27th July 2016 | Martin Robinson
    Two junior officers managed to set fire to their mess after allegedly having a duel with flare guns after a boozy formal dinner. The 2nd lieutenants apparently climbed into kayaks in the outdoor swimming pool at Allenby Barracks in Bovington and began firing at each other on Friday night. But one of the flares, designed to call for help at sea, managed to start a major fire in the seven-storey mess, which has been badly damaged. The Royal Military Police is now investigating how a flare fight apparently started outside the building managed to cause a fire in its top...
  • We Have Failed to Protect Christians From Islamic Terror

    07/26/2016 1:38:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 26, 2016 | Ralph Peters
    When two fanatics pledged to ISIS slit the throat of 85-year-old Father Jacques Hamel at mass on Tuesday morning, we steadied the knife. Our tolerance for Islam’s intolerance is the greatest weapon these blood-cult terrorists have. How, exactly, did we help kill that priest? We ignored the Islamist slaughter of Christians elsewhere. When Coptic Christians were murdered in Egypt, we dismissed it as an internal matter. When Christians were butchered in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa, we merely shrugged.
  • Why Islands Still Matter in Asia (The enduring significance of the Pacific 'island chains')

    07/26/2016 1:25:38 PM PDT · by Sawdring · 5 replies
    The National Interest ^ | February 5, 2016 | Andrew S. Erickson, Joel Wuthnow
    The Western Pacific “island chains” are a persistent feature of Asia’s maritime geography. While their underlying fundaments remain constant, their specific strategic importance has evolved over time. Different major powers have thus interpreted, then re-interpreted and re-evaluated, the value of particular islands, the role they play in national military strategy, and their operational significance in a warfighting context. Chinese naval strategists such as former naval commander Admiral Liu Huaqing have devoted considerable attention to the island chains since the mid-1980s, examining how and where the island chains can hinder or support China’s maritime goals. Yet Chinese strategists are hardly unique...
  • Normandy Attack, A Note From Michael P. Ramirez

    07/26/2016 11:12:39 AM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 29 replies
    Michael P. Ramirez, editorials and cartoons ^ | 07-26-16 | Michael P. Ramirez
    By Michael P. Ramirez July 26, 2016 Once again, the vile and wretched refuse of mankind have attacked the innocent. ​ Our prayers go out for the families of Father Jacques Hamel, and the nun who is fighting for her life. We pray Our prayers go out for the people of ​France and for people everywhere who have fallen victim to these heinous acts of terror. The terrorists who continue to commit these brutal acts, attacking an 84 year old priest and a nun, demonstrate what they truly are, cowards, who prey on the weak, helpless and defenseless. ​ As...
  • Russian Hackers Altered Emails Before Release to Wikileaks

    07/26/2016 10:15:25 AM PDT · by ncfool · 99 replies
    Russian Hackers Altered Emails Before Release to Wikileaks Source: Motherboard Vice, NPR, and MSNBC New evidence is emerging that content from the DNC emails accessed by Russian hackers may have been altered before being released to Wikileaks. This added layer of information joined with the timing of the release and TrumpÂ’s cozy relationship with Putin paint a picture of deep collusion and planning aimed at fracturing any potential Democratic unity at the most crucial point in the 2016 presidential election cycle. Thomas Rid at Motherboard Vice reported on the discovery this morning: The metadata in the leaked documents are perhaps...
  • Hollande Vows "All Out War" Against ISIS After Priest Killing

    07/26/2016 9:54:13 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 142 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | July 26, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Shortly after the latest terror attack on French soil by two ISIS "soldiers", President Francois Hollande, who was roundly disparaged 12 days ago for the country's lack of preparedness to the Nice truck terror attack which killed 84, vowed to wage war against the Islamic State "by every means". "We are confronted with a group, Daesh, which has declared war on us," Hollande said, using an alternative name for Isis. "We have to wage war, by every means, (but through) upholding the law, which is because we are a democracy."
  • Immigration and integration Germany's 'biggest challenge'

    07/26/2016 9:53:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 26 Jul 2016 10:31 GMT+02:00
    Eighty-three percent of Germans see immigration as Germany’s “biggest challenge” — that’s twice as many as a year ago, and more than in any of the other countries surveyed. The influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees is the “most pressing challenge” Germany faces, according to a survey by market research company GfK. The “Challenges of Nations” survey covers 24 countries and asks what they felt was the biggest challenge in their country, but no other country’s nationals were so concerned by immigration as those in Germany. In 2015, only 35 percent of Germans saw immigration as the most pressing...
  • THE MUNICH MASSACRE IS A COMPLETE COVERUP, HE IS NOT IRANIAN BUT A SYRIAN ISLAMIST

    07/26/2016 9:25:19 AM PDT · by Weeble · 49 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 07/23/2016 | Walid Shoebat
    They initially introduced his name as a western name “David S”. Then his name changed to Ali David Sonboly (which sounds western) when his real name is Ali Daud Sonboly/Sunbuli which is an Arabic name (better pronounced Sunbuli) and has an exclusively Arabic meaning: ‘from the wheat kernel’. Sonboly is no Iranian. He is Syrian. His Facebook page showed that he is pro Turkey’s Islamists. That, plus he had a record with the Interpol and was being watched. He is also not a teenager as they show us, but an adult as videos showed. What the reader should conclude after...
  • China asks U.S. to support resumption of talks with Philippines

    07/26/2016 9:01:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin
    reuters.com ^ | Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:26pm EDT
    hina did not participate in and has refused to accept the July 12 ruling by the U.N.-backed Permanent Court of Arbitration, in which U.S. ally Manila won an emphatic legal victory. Meeting in the Laos capital Vientiane on Monday during a summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told Kerry that China and ASEAN had agreed the dispute should get back onto the "correct" track of being resolved by direct talks with the parties concerned. China "hopes the United States side talks actual steps to support the resumption of talks between China and...
  • Kerry discusses DNC email hack with Russia's top diplomat

    07/26/2016 7:39:32 AM PDT · by McGruff · 31 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 26, 2016
    Secretary of State John Kerry says he raised the email hack of the Democratic National Committee with Russia's top diplomat but stopped short of making any allegation about who might be responsible. Kerry told reporters Tuesday he brought the matter up with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a meeting in Laos and explained that the FBI was investigating. He did not, however, repeat allegations or echo suspicions that Russia was responsible for the hack and said he would not draw conclusions until the probe is complete. "I raised the question and we will continue to work to see precisely...
  • The Crusades for Dummies [quick video mapping of jihad v. Crusades]

    07/26/2016 7:19:17 AM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 31 replies
    Political Islam ^ | 7/26/2016 | Bill Warner, Ph.D.
    Bill Warren, Ph.D. is a physicist and mathematician and created a dynamic battle map showing the history of Islam's attack against Christianity and the Crusades response. Be prepared to be shocked And pissed every time some liberal brings up the Crusades in response to Islamic terrorism. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=I_To-cV94Bo
  • Kremlin dismisses US Democratic email hack claims as 'absurd'

    07/26/2016 7:01:23 AM PDT · by Mariner · 42 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | July 26th, 2016 | Unattributed
    Moscow (AFP) - The Kremlin on Tuesday dismissed allegations that Russia was behind a hack of the Democratic National Committee's emails as absurd, mocking what it called obsessive references to Russia in the US presidential campaign. "This absurd news was immediately refuted by the family of the well-known presidential candidate," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists, referring to Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr. "We are still seeing attempts to obsessively use the topic of Russia during the US electoral campaign," Peskov complained. "Unfortunately Russia is being used in the electoral campaign in the US. Unfortunately this traditional game is...
  • Robert Spencer in Breitbart: Does Islam Convert Social Losers into Time Bombs?

    07/26/2016 6:39:12 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | July 26, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Is Islam good for individuals? Is Islam good for societies? It is almost universally assumed by elites that Islam is good, and that even to ask such questions is offensive. But there is good reason to raise them anyway.
  • Juncker: No Matter How Bad Migrant Crisis, Terrorism Gets, We’ll Never Give Up On Open Borders

    07/26/2016 6:14:10 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 39 replies
    Jean-Claude Juncker has vowed that no matter how bad terrorism or the migrant crisis gets, the European Union (EU) will never give up on open borders. The European Commission president said terrorism could be countered with better intelligence-sharing between member states. On France 2’s Four Truths programme this morning, Mr. Juncker said “a lot of initiatives” will be required to strengthen security in the EU. After a bloody month for Europe in which the continent has seen multiple Islamic terror attacks — four in the last week in Germany alone — the EU president insisted better communication between member states...
  • RNC is right that no Democratic speaker mentioned ISIS on convention's first night

    07/26/2016 6:03:19 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 14 replies
    Night one of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia had barely ended when the Republican National Committee sent a blast email to reporters attacking the Democrats for ignoring the threat of terrorism when speaking at the podium. "61: Number Of Speeches At The DNC Tonight," the Republican National Committee wrote. "0: Mentions Of The Global Terrorist Threat Posed By ISIS." Was the Democratic discussion of ISIS and Islamic terrorism that thin? Basically, yes. It’s worth noting that the first night was not intended to have a specific focus on foreign policy, leaving the Democrats with three days left to discuss...
  • BREAKING: Berlin doctor shot at hospital in fifth German horror in days

    07/26/2016 5:27:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    (UK) Express ^ | July 26, 2016 | Alix Culbertson
    The shooter has allegedly shot themselves after shooting the doctor inside the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin (University Hospital Steglitz). Berlin Police said the doctor was critically injured and is now in intensive care. The shooter was a patient of the doctors, police said. Charité is one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe, based in the centre of the German capital.
  • N. Korea sends agents abroad to launch terrorist attacks against S. Koreans

    07/26/2016 5:10:21 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/07/26
    N. Korea sends agents abroad to launch terrorist attacks against S. Koreans 2016/07/26 17:52 SEOUL, July 26 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has sent its agents to China and Southeast Asian countries to launch terrorists attacks against South Koreans in retaliation for what it claims is the kidnapping of 13 North Korean restaurant workers in April, sources familiar with the matter said Tuesday. The 12 female waitresses and male manager had defected en masse from a North Korean-run restaurant in China to South Korea. Pyongyang claimed that the South forcefully abducted its citizens, an assertion rejected by Seoul. "North Korean leader...
  • Priest's throat slit as hostage-takers storm French church

    07/26/2016 3:37:57 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 26, 2016
    A priest who was taken hostage by two armed men with knives at a church in northern France has been killed, a police source says. It appeared the priest's throat was slit, the source told the Reuters news agency. Two men, both armed with knives, took five hostages in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray in Rouen. Note: Details are still sketchy, but it appears that the four other hostages who witnessed the priest's murder were nuns.
  • When It Comes to Islam, Western Leaders Are Liars or Idiots

    07/26/2016 3:14:40 AM PDT · by detective · 38 replies
    Frontpage ^ | July 26, 2016 | Raymond Ibrahim
    When it comes to the connection between Islam and violence against non-Muslims, one fact must be embraced: the majority of those in positions of leadership and authority in the West are either liars or fools, or both. No other alternative exists. The reason for this uncharitable assertion is simple: If Islam was once a faraway, exotic religion, today we hear calls for, and see acts of, violence committed in its name—or the name of its deity “Allahu Akbar!”—practically every day. And many of us still have “ears that hear and eyes that see.” It’s no secret: Muslims from all around...
  • "Frustrated Asylum Seeker" Turned Out to be ISIS Terrorist

    07/26/2016 3:03:52 AM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    Frontpage ^ | July 26, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    The rash of Islamic terrorist attacks is forcing the media to scramble to make up new excuses for each attacker. The latest Islamic suicide bomber in Germany was supposed to have been upset over not getting asylum. It was unclear if he even wanted to kill anyone. "We don't know if this man planned on suicide or if he had the intention of killing others," Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said. Surprisingly, it turns out that he did. The Syrian suicide bomber who injured 15 people in a Sunday night attack on a music festival in Ansbach, Germany, left behind...
  • Philippine President declares ceasefire to 48 year battle with communist insurgents.

    07/26/2016 12:38:17 AM PDT · by JDMEJIA · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 25 July 2016 | Kathy Quiano
    Excerpt: (CNN)Newly-elected Philippines president Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his first state of the nation address (SONA), announced an immediate unilateral ceasefire with communist rebels who have been battling government forces since 1968. Duterte's announcement comes as the Philippines government prepares to resume official peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines, National Democratic Party and the armed New People's Army in August, a move which may signal an end to Asia's longest running communist insurgency. "To the CPP/NPA/NDF, let us end these decades of ambuscades and skirmishes. We are going nowhere. And it is getting bloodier by the day,"...
  • Obama: Trump 'is ultimately helping do ISIL's work for us'

    07/25/2016 11:41:06 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 102 replies
    cnn.com ^ | July 25, 2016 | Eric Bradner
    President Barack Obama had strong words for Donald Trump's rhetoric over Muslims in the wake of terrorist attacks, saying -- using another acronym for ISIS -- that Trump "is ultimately helping do ISIL's work for us." Obama also said Trump's suggestion he might not back NATO allies show he's unprepared to handle foreign policy, in an interview aired Sunday. Obama's comments came in an interview with CBS' John Dickerson on "Face the Nation." The day before the Democratic National Convention's kickoff, the President made clear he's eager to attack Trump over foreign policy. *** Obama also criticized Trump over his...
  • Inside the ultimate test drive: How British test pilots put Eurofighter Typhoon through its paces

    07/25/2016 10:16:12 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    BAE SYSTEMS ^ | 10 July 2016
    Inside the ultimate test drive: How British test pilots put the Eurofighter Typhoon through its paces British test pilots from BAE Systems have lifted the lid on how they push the Eurofighter Typhoon combat jet to the edge of its limits as part of an ‘ultimate test drive’ before delivering the aircraft to customers including the Royal Air Force. The jet’s power, speed and agility are all brought to the fore as test pilots, based at Warton, Lancashire, take the controls of each Typhoon for the first time – as soon as they roll out from the factory floor to...
  • 19 killed in knife rampage at Japan care home

    07/25/2016 9:46:40 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 20 replies
    The Cincinnati Bell ^ | July 26, 2016 | AFP
    A knife-wielding former employee killed 19 people and injured 25 at a care centre for the mentally disabled in Japan on Tuesday, in the country's worst mass killing in decades. The 26-year-old man later turned himself in at a police station, admitting to officers: "I did it." He reportedly also said: "The disabled should all disappear." Authorities identified the attacker as Satoshi Uematsu and said he had worked at the facility in Sagamihara, a city of more than 700,000 people west of Tokyo, until February.
  • Turkey issues warrants for 42 journalists amid criticism

    07/25/2016 8:39:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Turkey on Monday issued warrants for the detention of 42 journalists suspected of links to the alleged organizers of a failed military uprising, intensifying concerns that a sweeping crackdown on alleged coup plotters could target media for any news coverage critical of the government. While the Turkish government said it is investigating the journalists for possible criminal conduct rather than their reporting, critics warned that a state of emergency imposed after the July 15 coup attempt poses a threat to freedom of expression. ... Journalists wanted for questioning include Nazli Ilicak, whose columns in the Ozgur Dusunce newspaper criticized Erdogan’s...
  • Syrian suicide bomber had pledged allegiance to ISIS before blowing himself up, injuring 12

    07/25/2016 8:12:04 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 4 replies
    thesun.co.uk/ ^ | 7-25-16 | By JACK BACKWELL, NEIL SYSON in Munich, CHLOE KERR and NEAL BAKER
    Asylum-seeker, 27, 'tried to enter a nearby music festival to carry out deadly attack' before heading to packed bar nearby. bomb horror Syrian suicide bomber had recorded video on his phone pledging allegiance to ISIS before blowing himself up, injuring 12 Asylum-seeker, 27, 'tried to enter a nearby music festival to carry out deadly attack' before heading to packed bar nearby A SYRIAN migrant who killed himself and injured 12 others after setting off a bomb in front of a wine bar in Germany recorded a video on his phone pledging allegiance to ISIS.
  • Killings of 2 Mexican mayors spur call for stepped up security

    07/25/2016 7:33:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | July 25, 2016
    The Saturday slayings took place hundreds of miles apart and were apparently unrelated. But both victims -- Ambrosio Soto Duarte and Domingo Lopez Gonzalez -- had the same job titles: They were mayors of towns in Mexico. Authorities say both killings are being investigated. But a group representing Mexico's mayors isn't waiting for more details about the attacks before it calls on government officials to take action.
  • 'Apologise to China' contest a hit

    07/25/2016 7:21:27 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Bangkok Post ^ | Jul 23, 2016
    'Apologise to China' contest a hit 23 Jul 2016 at 16:12 WRITER: KYODO NEWS TAIPEI - A tongue-in-cheek online contest inviting people to apologise to China for unintended slights to the mainland, however insignificant or absurd, has attracted thousands of Likes. The inaugural "Apologise to China" contest on Facebook was launched by Wang Yi-kai on July 16 and will run until the end of the month. To enter, people simply need to upload a photo of what they wish to apologise for. The person who receives the most "Likes" for his or her post will be named the winner. Unfortunately,...
  • Will Putin get a Pulitzer?

    07/25/2016 6:13:17 PM PDT · by Mariner · 18 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | July 25th, 2016 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Waving off the clerics who had come to administer last rites, Voltaire said: “All my life I have ever made but one prayer to God, a very short one: ‘O Lord, make my enemies look ridiculous.’ And God granted it.” The tale of the thieved emails at the Democratic National Committee is just too good to be true. For a year, 74-year-old socialist Bernie Sanders has been saying that, under DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the party has been undercutting his campaign and hauling water for Hillary Clinton. From the 19,200 emails dumped the weekend before Clinton’s coronation, it appears...
  • How Obama Crippled the Iranian People's Freedom Quest

    07/25/2016 6:09:01 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 10 replies
    FSM ^ | 7/24/2016 | Slater Bakhtavar
    Instead, Obama has ignored the people of Iran, a population friendly to the United States and its ideals. His administration even declared the 2009 Green Movement - a popular protest against a probably-rigged presidential election - an internal affair of Iran that warranted no American input. He has failed to do anything for the Iranians, and has even tacitly betrayed them by negotiating with and legitimizing their theocratic government. The catastrophic nuclear deal with the rulers of Iran represented the latest in Obama's long series of failures in relation to the country. While it is true that the economic sanctions...
  • While America’s Politicos Party, the Global Jihad Escalates

    07/25/2016 3:57:31 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 5 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 25 Jul 16 | Christopher W. Holton
    The U.S. news media has been almost completely entranced by the pontificating and posturing at the conventions of its two major political parties the past week or so. This has prevented them from covering the fact that events overseas demonstrate that the global Jihadist movement is NOT on its heels and NOT on the run. Nor is it contained. First, on Thursday, 21 July, a British airman narrowly escaped an abduction at knifepoint outside Royal Air Force Station Marham. That particular base is home to a RAF squadron of Tornado bombers that deployed to the Middle East and conducted air...
  • Hillary Tells Veterans She Takes "nothing more seriously than our security."

    07/25/2016 3:32:31 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 59 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 25, 2016 | Allan J. Favish
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LLzKEudhgA Listen at 14:09 when Hillary says: "I take nothing more seriously than our security." She did not discuss what the FBI Director said about her private email server, or how her State Department denied our Ambassador in Benghazi additional security, how she and Obama refused to rescue the Americans in Benghazi when lives could have been saved.
  • Alan Dershowitz: Kaine’s Boycott of Netanyahu a ‘Mark Against’ Candidate

    07/25/2016 3:12:31 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aaron Klein
    Alan Dershowitz, a staunch Democrat and emeritus law professor at Harvard University, stated in an interview on Sunday that the decision by Hillary Clinton’s vice president pick, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, to boycott Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress was a “mark against” the candidate. Still, Dershowitz maintained that the Clinton-Kaine ticket was “far better for America and for Israel” then the Donald Trump and Mike Pence ticket. Dershowitz also sounded off about the decision by Kaine and other prominent democrats to support the international nuclear deal with Iran. Kaine helped generate support for the Obama administration’s nuclear deal...
  • 19 KILLED, 20 INJURED IN STABBING OUTSIDE TOKYO, AP REPORTS CITING JAPANESE MEDIA (headline only)

    07/25/2016 2:34:43 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 139 replies
    Just a headline now
  • Congressman: Jewish Settlers Are Like Termites

    07/25/2016 10:51:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/25/16 | Adam Kredo
    A Democratic member of the House Armed Services Committee compared Jewish Israeli settlers to termites on Monday while speaking at an event sponsored by an anti-Israel organization that supports boycotts of the Jewish state. Rep. Hank Johnson (D., Ga.) launched into a tirade against Israel and its policies toward the Palestinians, comparing Jewish people who live in disputed territories to “termites” that destroy homes. Johnson also compared Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, a remark that drew vocal agreement from those in the room. “There has been a steady [stream], almost like termites can get...
  • China unveils 'world's largest amphibious aircraft' (Boeing 737-sized seaplane)

    07/25/2016 2:20:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 64 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/25/16 | AFP
    China has completed production of the world's largest amphibious aircraft, state media has said, the latest effort in the country's program to wean itself off dependence on foreign aviation firms. The state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) unveiled the first of the new planes, dubbed the AG600, Saturday in the southern port city of Zhuhai, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The aircraft, which has a maximum range of 4,500 km (2,800 miles), is intended for fighting forest fires and performing marine rescues, it said. At around the size of a Boeing 737, it is far larger than any...
  • Clinton VP Pick Tim Kaine's Islamist Ties

    07/25/2016 1:45:19 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | July 23, 2016 | Ryan Mauro
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s newly-announced running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, has a history of embracing Islamists. He appointed a Hamas supporter to a state immigration commission; spoke at a dinner honoring a Muslim Brotherhood terror suspect and received donations from well-known Islamist groups. Appointing a Muslim Brotherhood Front Leader Who Supports Hamas In 2007, Kaine was the Governor of Virginia and, of all people chose Muslim American Society (MAS) President Esam Omeish to the state’s Immigration Commission. A Muslim organization against Islamism criticized the appointment and reckless lack of vetting.
  • Russia Bombed Base in Syria Used by U.S

    07/25/2016 1:36:02 PM PDT · by keat · 25 replies
    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 · 26 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...