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  • Onward Christian soldiers: US filmmaker, self-styled revolutionary trains faithful to fight ISIS

    02/27/2015 11:53:34 PM PST · by elhombrelibre
    FOX NEWS ^ | 27 Feb 15 | Hollie McKay
    Just 12 miles north of the ISIS-controlled city of Mosul, an American filmmaker and self-styled revolutionary is running a boot camp for Christians willing and able to fight for their lives and faith against the murderous Islamic terror organization. Matthew VanDyke, an award-winning documentary filmmaker who escaped a Libyan prison after going there to help overthrow Col. Muammar Qaddafi in 2011, is helping to train hundreds of long-persecuted Assyrian Christians in everything from firearms to close quarters combat. VanDyke, who founded the security contracting firm company Sons of Liberty (SOLI), is working with an unnamed U.S. military veteran to get...
  • Brigitte Gabriel delivers GREAT SPEECH on global antisemitism

    02/27/2015 11:35:55 PM PST · by tedbel
    ISRAPUNDIT ^ | FEB 27/15 | Ted Belman
    GO TO THE LINK TO VIEW THE SPEECH
  • Mike Pence delivered the keynote address at CPAC annual Ronald Reagan Dinner. (HE GETS IT!!!)

    02/27/2015 8:15:31 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 7 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | February 27, 2015 | Mike Pence
    CPAC Reagan Dinner Governor Mike Pence (R-IN) delivered the keynote address at the Conservative Political Action Conference’s (CPAC) annual Ronald Reagan Dinner. http://www.c-span.org/video/?324558-20/indiana-governor-mike-pence-r-cpac-reagan-dinner-remarks
  • Jeb Bush to CPAC: Yes, I support a path to legalization for illegal immigrants

    02/27/2015 8:03:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 27, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Seeing some oohing and aahing online this afternoon among political media that Jeb didn’t pander to CPAC’s very conservative crowd on Common Core or immigration (“he stuck to his guns!”), but what would he have gained by doing that? Remember, for all the hype in 2012 that Romney was shifting to the center to run as a technocrat instead of as the culture warrior he ran as in 2008, he was still a fairly doctrinaire righty on most issues, the notable exception of RomneyCare aside. That’s what the “severely conservative” nonsense was all about in his CPAC speech three years...
  • Between Esther and Congress

    02/27/2015 7:20:08 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 1 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | February 27, 2015 | Emily Amrousi
    At the junction near Raanana Park there is a traffic light with a timer. I've never seen such a thing. It's an electronic sign with numbers counting down, informing pedestrians and drivers how much time is left until it turns green. I stared at the timer, my knuckles turning white on the wheel, pondering how life can be so short, with the constant news flashes and WhatsApp messages, and now a traffic light with patience issues. When the numbers approached zero, it reminded me of something else. The Iranian nuclear program, although it hasn't presented us with a 45-second stopwatch...
  • Black Ministers Welcome PM Netanyahu to Congress

    02/27/2015 6:16:46 PM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 19 replies
    UrbanCure ^ | February 27, 2015 | Star Parker
    Black Ministers Welcome PM Netanyahu to Congress. There are written words for an excerpt only their own voices. Video at link.
  • Obama condemns killing of Russia's Nemtsov

    02/27/2015 5:22:23 PM PST · by McGruff · 70 replies
    REUTERS ^ | Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:55am GMT
    U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday condemned the "brutal murder" of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, and called for a full investigation into the killing. "The United States condemns the brutal murder of Boris Nemtsov, and we call upon the Russian government to conduct a prompt, impartial, and transparent investigation into the circumstances of his murder and ensure that those responsible for this vicious killing are brought to justice," Obama said in a statement.
  • Senate Unanimously Welcomes Netanyahu to America

    02/27/2015 4:15:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | February 27, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    No Senate Democrats block measure backing Bibi’s speechThe Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution welcoming Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to America and endorsing his speech before a joint session of Congress. Critics of the Obama administration view the unanimous approval as a rebuke to the White House and Democrats, who have vowed to boycott Netanyahu’s address and work to counter his warnings about the dangers of a nuclear Iran. No Senate Democrats sponsored the measure, which attracted 50 Republican cosponsors. However, none attempted to block its passage, signaling that support for Israel and Netanyahu’s message has outweighed a pressure...
  • Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow

    02/27/2015 3:19:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/27/2015
    Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition politician and former deputy prime minister, has been shot dead in central Moscow, the Interior Ministry said early on Saturday. Nemtsov, 55, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin, had been due to take part on Sunday in the first big opposition protest in months in the Russian capital. He was shot four times late on Friday night, not far from the Kremlin in the centre of Moscow. Police cars blocked the street where he was shot. An ambulance was also nearby. "Nemtsov B.E. died at 2340 hours as a result of four shots in...
  • Netanyahu releases clip of him writing Congress speech

    02/27/2015 2:34:19 PM PST · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | February 28, 2015, 12:14 am
    The Prime Minister’s Office on Friday night released a clip of Benjamin Netanyahu drafting text for the address on Iran’s nuclear program he is set to deliver to a meeting of both houses of Congress on Tuesday. The clearly staged footage, showing Netanyahu writing text with a thick blue pen, was screened on Israel’s Channel 2. Earlier Friday, Netanyahu said flatly that he was headed to Washington next week in a bid to stop the emerging nuclear deal between Iran and international world powers, an agreement he has said poses a potential existential threat to Israel. In his most direct...
  • German tank battalion to be activated amid Russia crisis

    02/27/2015 2:04:57 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 61 replies
    dw.de ^ | Feb 27, 2015 | Deutsche Welle
    Germany plans to activate a tank battalion that exists only on paper as it seeks to increase the country's military capability. The defense minister spoke of a "changed security situation" amid the conflict in Ukraine. In a magazine interview published on Friday, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said the tank battalion, based in Bergen in the state of Lower Saxony, would receive more equipment and personnel as part of efforts to redress what she called "an investment bottleneck." She also told the magazine, which is published by the German Bundeswehr, that already existing units would be equipped with...
  • Greece bailout saga strains German patience

    02/27/2015 1:45:56 PM PST · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 26 February 2015 | Ian Traynor
    The German parliament is expected to agree to extend the eurozone’s bailout of Greece on Friday, capping a tumultuous first four weeks in office for the anti-austerity government in Athens. The next four months will be crueller yet. That will be clear from the debate in the Bundestag in Berlin. Although Chancellor Angela Merkel has never been outvoted in five years of policy decisions on the euro crisis and need not fear defeat on Friday, the endorsement will be grudging and will reek of suspicion of the Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras. At least 25 of Merkel’s 311 MPs will...
  • The Left's diplomatic decorum will not stop Iran (deal will pay Iran $100 billion!)

    02/27/2015 12:37:18 PM PST · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | Friday February 27, 2015 | Mati Tuchfeld
    According to all the signs, the United States is leading the international community toward a bad nuclear agreement with Iran. The majority of the Israeli public, as well as the heads of all political parties, agree on that. The deal will enable Iran to continue pursuing nuclear weapons and fund terrorist groups operating worldwide, all while free of the sanctions that have been crippling its economy for years. According to reports in the U.S., that alone amounts to a $100 billion bonus, which will go directly to the insane regime's pockets. The solution offered by Labor leader Isaac Herzog and...
  • Wiesel and Cruz to Discuss ‘Nuclear Iran’ on Monday

    02/27/2015 12:13:04 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    Observer ^ | 02/27/15 12:39pm | John Bonazz
    Prepare for some bipartisan fireworks in the Senate office building Monday afternoon.Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel will sit down with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Congressman Brad Sherman (D-California) to discuss “The Meaning of Never Again: Guarding Against A Nuclear Iran.” The dialogue will be moderated by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, “America’s Rabbi” and an Observer columnist.Mr. Sherman, who supports Israel, told the Observer that the presence of Mr. Wiesel, an author and pro-Israel activist, showed that discussions of Israel have a global importance.‘It’s good to see Elie Wiesel involved in this existential issue,” Mr. Sherman said. “It underlines the...
  • Bangladeshis Protest After Atheist Writer Avijit Roy Hacked To Death

    02/27/2015 12:09:44 PM PST · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    Guardian(UK) ^ | February 27, 2015
    Bangladeshis Protest After Atheist Writer Avijit Roy Hacked To Death Hundreds rally against fundamentalism in Dhaka as Islamists claim responsibility for murder of prominent US-Bangladeshi blogger Bangladeshi secular activists take part in a torch-lit protest against the murder of Avijit Roy, founder of the Mukto-Mona (Free-mind) blog site. He had received death threats from Islamists before arriving in the country. Saad Hammadi in Dakha and Mark Tran Friday 27 February 2015 Hundreds of people have taken to the streets of Dhaka in protest at the murder of a prominent secular American blogger of Bangladeshi origin who was hacked to death...
  • Why I won’t be attending Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech in Congress

    02/27/2015 12:08:08 PM PST · by mojito · 57 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 2/26/2015 | Betty McCollum
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the midst of a heated reelection campaign. Yet he is traveling 5,900 miles to give a speech before a joint meeting of Congress on March 3 — just two weeks before Israelis go to the polls. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), working with Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer, a former Republican political operative who renounced his U.S. citizenship, extended the invitation in a clear effort to undermine the president while the United States and its five partners engage in tough negotiations with Iran to prevent it from obtaining nuclear...
  • Rereading American Betrayal: How FDR's Soviet Recognition Changed the USA Beyond Recognition

    02/27/2015 11:10:40 AM PST · by No One Special · 42 replies
    dianawest.net ^ | February 26, 2015 | Diana West
    FDR's decision to "normalize" diplomatic relations with Stalin's dictatorship of blood on November 16, 1933 is the seminal event in modern American history, I argue in American Betrayal -- one reason I was very happy to participate in the 80th commemoration of the event presented by CSP, hosted by Frank Gaffney, and also featuring M. Stanton Evans, Chris Farrell, and Stephen Coughlin. The moral, intellectual and strategic repercussions plague us to this minute. From American Betrayal, starting p. 193: When Franklin Roosevelt finally extended “normal diplomatic relations” in exchange for a page of Soviet concessions signed by Foreign Minister Maxim...
  • Top US intelligence official backs arming Ukraine forces against Russia

    02/27/2015 10:54:34 AM PST · by McGruff · 7 replies
    Stars And Stripes ^ | February 27, 2015 | Missy Ryan
    The top U.S. intelligence official said Thursday that he supports arming Ukrainian forces against Russian-backed separatists, as the Obama administration continues deliberations about whether to deepen involvement in a conflict pitting the West against Russian President Vladimir Putin. James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, said providing weapons to Ukraine would likely trigger a "negative reaction" from the Russian government. Western officials are hoping that Moscow will ensure that separatists stick to a European-brokered cease-fire that took effect this month.
  • LEAKED EVIDENCE: Sen. John McCain Involved In Major Islamic Conspiracy To Establish Islamic State

    02/27/2015 10:53:19 AM PST · by TBP · 39 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | February 5, 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    Recently revealed conversations between the Pentagon and the Gadhafi regime in 2011 show that then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was serving the Muslim Brotherhood by pushing a false narrative to justify the removal of Muammar Gadhafi, as Shoebat.com has reported. With the help of corroborating evidence, we're closer to proving that Republican Senator John McCain was likely just as invested in facilitating the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya as Hillary was. Before getting to the evidence that implicates McCain, let's work backward from the Benghazi attacks. Any discussion about what happened in Benghazi on the 11th anniversary...
  • Cruz under fire from Texas businesses (Export-Import Bank)

    02/27/2015 10:35:13 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/27/15 10:43 AM EST | Kevin Cirilli
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is under fire from his home state’s business community following a "rowdy" meeting on Thursday at which the lawmaker’s senior staff refused to offer support for reauthorizing the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank. Nearly 60 business officials visiting from Texas met with Cruz chief of staff Paul Teller and Legislative Assistant Hunter Rome for an hour on Thursday, making the case for Cruz to support the bank's reauthorization. If Congress does not act, Ex-Im will shut down on June 30. But Rome and Teller reiterated to the Texas crowd — which helped elect him into office — that...
  • Chinese diplomat tells West to consider Russia's security concerns over Ukraine

    02/27/2015 10:31:31 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 9 replies
    Reuters Mobile ^ | 2-27-2015 | Sui-Lee Wee
    Western powers should take into consideration Russia's legitimate security concerns over Ukraine, a top Chinese diplomat has said in an unusually frank and open display of support for Moscow's position in the crisis. Qu Xing, China's ambassador to Belgium, was quoted by state news agency Xinhua late on Thursday as blaming competition between Russia and the West for the Ukraine crisis, urging Western powers to "abandon the zero-sum mentality" with Russia. He said the "nature and root cause" of the crisis was the "game" between Russia and Western powers, including the United States and the European Union. He said external...
  • Hungary’s premier rejects immigration, multicultural society

    02/27/2015 10:30:33 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 27, 2015 1:19 PM EST | Pablo Gorondi
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán denounced multiculturalism and liberalism Friday and vowed to fight a rising wave of migration that he said is threatening to turn his country into a “refugee camp.” In his annual state of the nation speech, Orbán called a multicultural society “a delusion” and defended his conservative government’s attempts to abandon “liberal social policies” that he accused of rejecting Christian culture. […] He was referring to the torrent of migrants who have entered European Union-member Hungary this year, many of them fleeing poverty in Kosovo and seeking to reach Germany and other western nations. …
  • Hong Kong student protest leader Joshua Wong: 'We will win'

    02/27/2015 10:09:02 AM PST · by kevin_in_so_cal · 3 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 25, 2015 | Carol J. Williams
    ...“As in every movement, the more mistakes the government makes, the more chances we have to get support from the general public,” Wong said in an interview during his week-long visit to Los Angeles. He was invited here by UCLA to take part in a seminar on democracy movements. Wong, a co-founder of the student protest group Scholarism, became possibly the best-known face of the so-called umbrella protests that brought parts of Hong Kong to a standstill for nearly three months last year. For Wong, the election protests were only the latest chapter in a youth spent organizing on Hong...
  • Fighting a bad cold, Biden cancels trip to Uruguay (But will still leave Monday before Bibi speech)

    02/27/2015 10:00:49 AM PST · by Dave346 · 26 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1 hour ago | JOSH LEDERMAN
    Vice President Joe Biden is canceling a planned trip to Uruguay because of an illness. The vice president's office says Biden has a bad cold and won't attend incoming President Tabare Vazquez's inauguration on Sunday. Biden had been expected to lead the U.S. delegation. Instead, Biden will travel directly on Monday to Guatemala, the second and final stop on his Latin America trip. Biden plans to meet with Central American presidents and the head of the Inter-American Development Bank.
  • Attackers in Bangladesh hack to death American blogger

    02/27/2015 9:20:21 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 24 replies
    MyFoxNY ^ | 2-27-2015 | JULHAS ALAM
    A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said Friday. The attack Thursday night on Avijit Roy, a Bangladesh-born U.S. citizen, occurred on a crowded sidewalk as he and his wife, Rafida Ahmed, were returning from a book fair at Dhaka University. Ahmed, who is also a blogger, was seriously injured. It was the latest in a series of attacks on secular writers in Bangladesh in recent years. A previously unknown militant group, Ansar Bangla 7, claimed responsibility for the attack, Assistant Police...
  • Obama Hates Christians — There, I Said It

    02/27/2015 8:20:53 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Western Journalism. ^ | February 26, 2015 | Jerry McGlothlin
    Today's chief persecutor of Christians has a name: Barack Hussein Obama. OK. Let’s stop beating around the bush and giving Obama the benefit of the doubt on this one. Put plainly: Barack Obama hates Christians. To illustrate this point, one need look no further than to read the book written by Obama titled The Audacity of Hope. On page 261 he wrote, “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction. ” And when things got ugly, Barack kept his promise. He stood with Muslims and helped them persecute and murder Christians. But the...
  • Analysis: Why Barack Obama won't say 'Islamic extremists'

    02/27/2015 8:18:14 AM PST · by jerod · 31 replies
    Canadian Broadcasting Corp ^ | Feb 27, 2015 5:00 AM ET| | By Neil Macdonald
    A few days after the 9/11 attacks, George W. Bush began repeating what would become a mandatory presidential preamble. "The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam," he declared, then quoted from the Qur'an to make that case: "In the long run, evil in the extreme will be the end of those who do evil. "Islam," Bush concluded, "is peace." For the rest of his time as president, Bush was careful to use similar language in his denunciations of al-Qaeda and the Taliban. And when Barack Obama took over, he used an identical set of talking points....
  • Newt Gingrich Remarks at CPAC

    02/27/2015 7:52:42 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 7 replies
    C-Span2/27/2015 ^ | 2/27/2015 | C-Span
    Newt Gingrich spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) hosted by the American Conservative Union.
  • Ted Cruz Bashes Obama for Calling 21 Coptic Christians Beheaded by ISIS 'Egyptian Citizens'

    02/27/2015 7:44:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/27/2015 | Samuel Smith
    National Harbor, Md.– Speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, Texas Senator and potential 2016 presidential candidate, Ted Cruz, bashed President Barack Obama for labeling the the 21 Coptic Christians beheaded by the Islamic State in mid-February as "Egyptian citizens." Cruz also attacked the Obama administration for continuously ignoring the fact that most of today's international terror troubles are caused by "radical Islamic terrorists." Cruz asserted that America needs a leader that will not just identify the radical Islamic threat from groups like the Islamic State but also protect the liberty of international Christians. "When 21 Coptic...
  • How to write a compelling illegal alien sob story

    02/27/2015 7:20:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/27/2015 | Pedro Gonzales
    The New York Times had a very compelling story about an illegal alien who came to the US and immediately gave birth to a sickly baby who died. The problem with the story was that the Times implausibly tied the death of the baby to the lack of immediate amnesty for illegal aliens, and that implausibility made for a weak storyline. Since we've seen so many of these kinds of articles, I thought I'd provide some tips on how to write a better one. His mother was still in McAllen, a town 10 miles from the Texas-Mexico border —...
  • There's Nothing Unpatriotic About Challenging Obama on Iran

    02/27/2015 7:17:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | David Harsanyi
    The Obama administration values a future relationship with Iran more than it values the historic relationship it has with Israel. Unless there's a reversal in the reported deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran, all the superficial talk about this extraordinary friendship between Israel and the United States isn't going to mean much. And the histrionics surrounding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned speech in front of a joint session of Congress only confirm that there are plenty of people who are happy about it. First, Americans were supposed to be outraged because Netanyahu engaged in a breach of protocol....
  • Chinese diplomat tells West to consider Russia's security concerns over Ukraine

    02/27/2015 6:49:50 AM PST · by McGruff · 6 replies
    REUTERS ^ | 2/27/2015
    Western powers should take into consideration Russia's legitimate security concerns over Ukraine, a top Chinese diplomat has said in an unusually frank and open display of support for Moscow's position in the crisis. Qu Xing, China's ambassador to Belgium, was quoted by state news agency Xinhua late on Thursday as blaming competition between Russia and the West for the Ukraine crisis, urging Western powers to "abandon the zero-sum mentality" with Russia.
  • The Benghazi Brief: A Powerpoint Presentation and Report

    02/27/2015 6:42:05 AM PST · by Randall_S · 4 replies
    Right Side News ^ | February 27, 2015 | Sundance
    The White House and Rep. Mike Rogers’ House Intelligence Committee don’t believe that you can handle the Truth about Benghazi. Sundance at The Conservative Treehouse does. His Benghazi Brief contains over two years of research with hundreds of very specific citations to support the evidence. The Brief has also been challenged and, with extensive vetting, factually withstood all scrutiny. The report, while exhaustive in detail, remains the strongest summary of events surrounding the two years leading up to the Benghazi Libya attack on 9/11/12. The Brief has been embedded in an audio Power Point presentation so that it can be...
  • Kremlin: Ukraine has natural gas until Tuesday

    02/27/2015 6:28:31 AM PST · by McGruff · 8 replies
    UPI ^ | Feb. 27, 2015 | Daniel J. Graeber
    The natural gas spigot could be closed for Ukraine as early as Tuesday unless it pays for more deliveries in advance, Russia's energy minister said Friday. Russian energy company Gazprom confirmed it received $15 million from its Ukrainian counterpart, Naftogaz, which ensures gas deliveries until Tuesday.
  • Black Caucus Democrats Plan to Sabotage Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress (Orders from White Hut)

    02/27/2015 6:20:29 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 20 replies
    Pamela Geller. Com ^ | 2/27/2015 | Pamela Geller
    The poison fruit of Obama’s hate and division. Democrat Black “leadership” in America have betrayed the black churches and the legacy of Martin Luther King: King was also an outspoken advocate on behalf of Israel’s security and against anti-Semitism, especially among the African-American community. Speaking at the annual convention of the Rabbinical Assembly in 1968, Dr. King said: “The response of some of the so-called young militants does not represent the position of the vast majority of Negroes. There are some who are color-consumed and they see a kind of mystique in blackness or in being colored, and anything non-colored...
  • Obama Warns Of 'Consequences' Over Executive Amnesty

    02/27/2015 6:10:00 AM PST · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 27, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    If President Obama, who has warned ICE agents of consequences if they do their job, had a son, he might look like Jamiel Shaw Jr., a young African-American killed by an illegal alien who shouldn't have been here. Shaw was a Los Angeles high school star dreaming of a good life ahead when he was gunned down on March 2, 2008, while walking home. He was picked at random, police said, possibly as part of a gang loyalty test for the illegal alien who shot him. Charged with the crime was Pedro Espinoza, who'd been released just hours earlier from...
  • Obama Brings his Gun to the Fight with Israel

    02/27/2015 6:08:56 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/27/15 | Lauri B. Regan
    In Philadelphia in 2008, Candidate Obama threatened his political opponents in stating, “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.” He continued, “Because from what I understand folks in Philly like a good brawl.” Six years into President Obama’s eight-year tenure we are now seeing him with full guns blazing. Unfortunately, they are not directed at Russia, Iran, North Korea, or ISIS. The Bully-in-Chief apparently believes that the world likes “a good brawl” and has chosen Israel and its Jewish citizens as the target of his irrational and venomous rage. Despite clear indications well before Obama’s...
  • Jihadi John: Isis executioner unmasked as Londoner from ‘well to-do’ family Mohammed Emwazi

    02/27/2015 6:08:05 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 10 replies
    Metro (UK online news) ^ | Thursday 26 Feb 2015 11:07 am | Richard Hartley-Parkinson for Metro.co.uk
    The Isis executioner dubbed ‘Jihadi John’ is Mohammed Emwazi, a Londoner from a well-to family, it has been revealed. The IS frontman is believed to have appeared in a series of shocking videos in which hostages, including British aid worker Alan Henning, are brutally murdered The 27-year-old was named this morning by the Washington Post and it is understood he is known to British security services. The paper described him as being from a well-to-do family in West London, graduating from college with a degree in computer programming. Mohammed Emwazi Timeline 1988: Born in Kuwait, moves to UK in 1994...
  • 30 Democrats skipping Netanyahu's speech (4 days away)

    02/27/2015 5:40:21 AM PST · by Dave346 · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 9:55 PM ET, Thu February 26, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A full list of the Democrats who have confirmed they're missing the speech follows: SENATE - 4 members Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.) Sen. Patrick Leahy (Vt.) Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Sen. Brian Schatz (Hawaii) HOUSE - 26 members Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Ore.) Rep. G.K. Butterfield (N.C.) Rep. Andre Carson (Ind.) Rep. James Clyburn (S.C.) Rep. Steve Cohen (Tenn.) Rep. Peter DeFazio (Ore.) Rep. Diana DeGette (Colo.) Rep. Donna Edwards (Md.) Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.) Rep. Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.) Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (Ill.) Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.) Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (Texas) Rep. Barbara Lee (Calif.) Rep. John Lewis (Ga.)...
  • Eight Spaniards arrested after returning from combat in Ukraine

    02/27/2015 5:27:49 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 10 replies
    El Pais ^ | 2-27-2015 | Jorge A. Rodriguez
    The National Police on Friday detained eight Spaniards suspected of fighting alongside pro-Russian forces in the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The arrests took place in Asturias, Catalonia, Extremadura, Murcia, Navarre and Madrid. Three of the suspects are former members of the Spanish armed forces, and one is confirmed to have been on the frontline, according to anti-terrorist sources. The men are all aged between 20 and 30 years old. The eight Spaniards belong to several different communist organizations, and had received support from an unofficial pro-Russian European network. The operation was completed after three of the men returned to Spain...
  • Jeb Bush: Obama's behavior toward Israel is 'completely inappropriate'

    02/27/2015 5:27:21 AM PST · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | Friday February 27, 2015 | Boaz Bismuth
    Former Florida governor and possible presidential candidate Jeb Bush calls Obama's foreign policy a "disaster" and insists that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has "every right to speak to Congress about the direct threats of a bad deal with Iran." As the nuclear negotiations between Iran and Western powers continue to progress, former Florida governor and possible presidential hopeful Jeb Bush voices tough criticism against the U.S. administration on the issue, and welcomes Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu upcoming speech on the issue to a joint session of Congress next week. Q: Netanyahu is coming to Washington next week to warn against...
  • Netanyahu insists on wrecking Israel's ties with United States (Haaretz runs interference for Zero)

    02/27/2015 5:20:09 AM PST · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Feb. 27, 2015 | 2:10 AM | Haaretz Editorial
    It seems the Israeli prime minister, due primarily to electoral considerations, is determined to act like a wrecking ball. On the eve of Israel’s election, Netanyahu is insisting on damaging Israel’s most important relationship. His grip on power is shaky, and he’s acting like someone who has nothing to lose. Warnings were sounded from the moment Speaker of the House John Boehner, together with Netanyahu and his ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer, concocted this anti-Obama address to a joint session of Congress, and these warnings are coming true every day. If Netanyahu were a responsible leader, he would never have...
  • Netanyahu: Congress speech is not illegitimate because American public supports Israel (4 days away)

    02/27/2015 5:11:16 AM PST · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/27/2015 14:48
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming speech to Congress about the Iranian nuclear threat is crucial because Congress is one of the only bodies that can actually stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons, he said during an interview to a haredi radio station on Friday morning. "I am writing the speech and it is important, because I am going there to try to stop the deal from happening. We remember the times when Persia tried to destroy us, and today in the same Persia there is a ruler who calls for the destruction of the Jewish state and they plan on...
  • Netanyahu's True Electoral Rival

    02/27/2015 5:09:39 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 2/27/15 | Caroline Glick
    Officially, the election on March 17 is among Israelis. Depending on how we vote, either Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will remain in office and form the next government led by his Likud party, or Isaac Herzog and Tzipi Livni will form a government. But unofficially, a far greater electoral drama is unfolding. The choice is not between Netanyahu and Herzog/Livni. It is between Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama. As the White House sees it, if Herzog/Livni form the next government, then Jerusalem will dance to Obama’s tune. If Netanyahu is reelected, then the entire edifice of Obama’s Middle East...
  • Sarah Palin On ISIS: Wake Up President! "We Will Never Submit" To Evil Of Radical Islam

    02/27/2015 5:06:22 AM PST · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | Tony Lee
    On Thursday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin declared that Americans will never “submit” to radical Islam and urged President Barack Obama to “wake up” and realize its existential threat.
  • Watch Out for China Winning its 100-Year Marathon

    02/27/2015 5:05:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | Michael Barone
    In reflecting on relations between the United States and China, Henry Kissinger in his 2011 book, "On China," notes that since he and Richard Nixon ventured to Beijing more than 40 years ago, "Eight American presidents and four generations of Chinese leaders have managed this delicate relationship in an astonishingly consistent manner, considering the difference in starting points." Kissinger diplomatically avoids saying that almost every presidential candidate over the years has campaigned against the Nixon-Kissinger policy and is perhaps taking pride in the fact that every president has continued it. Forty-plus years is a long time for a democracy to...
  • Argentina: President Cristina Fernandez case dismissed

    02/27/2015 12:59:05 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 February 2015 Last updated at 18:59 ET | BBC
    A federal judge in Argentina has dismissed a controversial case against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and her foreign minister.
  • Obama, pitch perfect (Islamic press loves their Sheikh)

    02/26/2015 11:13:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Al-Ahram Weekly of Cairo ^ | February 26, 2015 | James Zogby
    I must admit that I was somewhat sceptical as I approached this week’s “White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism” (CVE). I was concerned that it might end up being nothing more than a “box-checking” exercise. I was troubled that it might be perceived as targeting American Muslims and foster a sense of increased alienation for some, while at the same time feed the sense of suspicion that could result in a spike in hate crimes against Muslims. I was also wary of the fact that “CVE” has become a hustle for some social entrepreneurs who are set to spawn...
  • 'We're not the tea party!' UKIP chief Nigel Farage insists....

    02/26/2015 10:48:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | February 27, 2015 | David Martosko, US Political Editor
    * Farage spoke with Daily Mail Online after a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference* The UK Independence Party leader tried to buck up American right-wingers who see their tea party goals dissolving in a sea of centrist Republicanism * He insisted that UKIP is 'not just retired half-colonels who've always voted Conservative ... We're dragging them from across the spectrum' * Bashed David Cameron for refusing to publicly identify ISIS executioner 'Jihadi John,' saying 'we should have heard it weeks ago' * Complained about 'politically correct' groups like CAGE 'saying and shouting things that if you and I...
  • Scott Walker Suggests Protesters Have Prepared Him for Terrorists

    02/26/2015 8:39:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 26, 2015 | Maggie Haberman
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Best Applause Line: “We need a leader who will stand with Israel,” said the governor of Wisconsin. Crickets: Describing, early in his remarks, his longstanding interest in the founding fathers. Red Meat: Mr. Walker spoke at length about his record as governor and made broad references to foreign policy touchstones like Israel, Iran and the fight against Islamic terrorism. Toughest Question: From a heckler, who shouted about workers’ rights. But Mr. Walker turned it to his advantage, joking that protesters had followed him from Wisconsin. Entrance Song: “Coming Home,” by Avenged Sevenfold, a heavy metal band out of Southern California....