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  • Terrorists in Su-24 search operation area killed - Russian Defense Ministry

    11/26/2015 12:33:18 PM PST · by Navy Patriot
    RT ^ | November 26, 2015 | RT Staff
    Russian and Syrian military have killed terrorists in the search area of the downed Russian Su-24 jet, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Thursday. "The moment our pilot was in safety the area was heavily bombed by the Russian Air Force and shelled by Syrian government forces artillery," ministry spokesman General-Major Igor Konashenkov told a media briefing.He stressed that terrorists and other "mysterious groups" were killed in the assault.The Russian Air Force base in Latakia has been reinforced with an S-400 SAM system, which was deployed on Thursday. "Now we are going to ensure the safety of our planes fighting...
  • Hollande Says He and Putin Agreed to Coordinate Strikes on Islamic State Group

    11/26/2015 12:22:17 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 9 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 11-26-2015 | AP
  • The Veteran's Perspective - Valor cannot be Stolen

    11/26/2015 11:44:24 AM PST · by pboyington · 4 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 25, 2015 | Elmer Ellsworth
    We have been asked to provide the Veteran’s Perspective on the topic of “stolen valor” … well, it is a diversion from the issue of Radical Islamic Terrorism and frankly a good way to help us all head into the Thanksgiving holiday on the proper note. Here goes … Must Be a Sad Illness – To those of us who have served in combat and must deal with the “blessings” and the “burdens” that come with that service it is completely inconceivable that somebody would want to lie about having been to combat. We know firsthand that in reality there...
  • Libya 'a priority' in Isis fight: Renzi

    11/26/2015 10:07:04 AM PST · by csvset · 6 replies
    The Local ^ | 26 November 2015 | Staff
    UPDATED: Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has said that the conflict in Libya was Italy's main priority, following a meeting with French President François Hollande on Thursday morning. "Libya is the next focus," he said. "We must give top priority to Libya, which is likely to be the next emergency." Hollande had called the meeting with Renzi to discuss ways Italy can support France in its military campaign against Isis. On Monday Italian media reports suggested France would ask Italy to commit soldiers on the ground in Libya, according to La Repubblica. But Renzi was still unclear as to what...
  • London-Based Egyptian Preacher: I Foresee Europeans Banishing the Muslims; We Deserve Compensation

    11/26/2015 9:59:50 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 38 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 11/20/15
    In a November 20 Friday sermon, titled "The Fate of the Muslims after the Paris Incidents," London-based Egyptian preacher Hani Al-Sibai said that he foresaw the Muslims "being persecuted in the streets and alleys of Europe" and "loaded onto giant planes and thrown to perish in some desert." "Look what the Jews did to the Germans. Because of the issue of the Holocaust, the Germans are paying them every year," said Al-Sibai, who has been living in Britain since 1994 as an asylum seeker. "What about us? What about our compensation?" Following are excerpts: Hani Al-Sibai: The Muslim have become...
  • Egyptian Intellectual: The Europeans Might Do to the Muslims What Hitler Did to the Jews

    11/26/2015 9:55:03 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 48 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 11/9/15 | Sky News Arabia (U.K./Abu Dhabi)
    In a TV debate, Egyptian intellectual Dr. Mamoun Fendy compared the Arab and Islamic communities in Europe to the ghettoes of the Jews prior to WWII and presented an extreme position: "that it's possible that the Europeans will do to the Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews." The debate aired on Sky News Arabia on November 19, 2015. Following are excerpts: Mamoun Fandy: Let me say something somewhat extreme about the Muslims living in the West, and I hope that we are talking about a worst case scenario. We have a "geography of extremism" in the West today. The...
  • France's Hollande to press for anti-IS coalition on trip to Russia

    11/26/2015 9:50:59 AM PST · by csvset · 15 replies
    FRANCE24 ^ | 26 November 2015 | AFP
    <p>French President Francois Hollande was due in Moscow on Thursday for talks with Russia's Vladimir Putin, as part of his whirlwind tour to forge a broader coalition against the Islamic State (IS) group in the wake of the Paris attacks.</p>
  • Report on whether Iran was making nuclear bomb won't be clear cut: U.N.

    11/26/2015 9:12:44 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:51am EST | François Murphy and Shadia Nasralla
    A U.N. report on whether Iran has in the past carried out work related to nuclear weapons will not reach a definitive conclusion on the subject, the chief of the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Thursday. The report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is required under a landmark deal between major powers and Iran, which provides for a lifting of sanctions against the Islamic Republic in exchange for restrictions on its nuclear program. A clear verdict that weapons-related work occurred would have made it difficult for the deal to proceed, but diplomats have said for weeks that they...
  • Chief Rabbi Of Brussels: ‘No Future For Jews In Europe’

    11/26/2015 9:09:51 AM PST · by LSUfan · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Kerry Picket
    The chief rabbi of Brussels told an Israeli radio station Monday that there is no future for Jews in Europe.
  • David Leyonhjelm uses Paris attacks to further a dangerous pro-gun agenda

    11/26/2015 8:33:09 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 11/25/2015 | Hugh McDermott
    People like Senator David Leyonhjelm are using the tragedy of the Paris attacks to further their pro-gun agenda, twisting facts to create a narrative that is misleading and dangerous. On Tuesday, in response to a tweet that read: “Aust’s tough gun laws have better insulated us against a Paris-style terror attack, Keenan said ...” Leyonhjelm tweeted: — David Leyonhjelm (@DavidLeyonhjelm) November 24, 2015 Sure helped a lot in Paris. And let's not mention the Lindt Cafe and Parramatta. In fact, Leyonhjelm has appointed himself Australian “spokesman” of the NRA, the US pro-gun lobby, which has political influence disproportionate to...
  • Trump: ISIS Is Chopping Off Heads And We Worry About Waterboarding

    11/26/2015 8:12:26 AM PST · by mandaladon · 23 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 26 Nov 2015
    ring back enhanced interrogation like waterboarding? TRUMP: Well, we have to be strong. You know, they don’t use waterboarding over there; they use chopping off people’s heads. They use drowning people. I don’t know if you’ve seen with the cages where they put people in cages and they drown them in the ocean and they lift out the cage. And we’re talking about waterboarding. We have to be tough -- STEPHANOPOULOS: So you’d bring back waterboarding? TRUMP: We have -- I would bring it back, yes. I would bring it back. I think waterboarding is peanuts compared to what they’d...
  • Russian foreign ministry urges nationals in Turkey to return home

    11/26/2015 8:08:51 AM PST · by Lera · 19 replies
    Russia's foreign ministry on Thursday urged nationals currently in Turkey to return home after tensions with Ankara soared over the downing of a Russian warplane. "In connection with the existing terrorist threats on Turkish territory, we once again recommend that Russian citizens refrain from visiting Turkey, and recommend that Russians who are there for personal purposes return home," the foreign ministry said in a statement. The statement follows recent calls by Moscow for Russians not to travel to Turkey.
  • Obama: Syrian refugees are like pilgrims on the Mayflower

    11/26/2015 7:56:04 AM PST · by detective · 87 replies
    MSN News ^ | November 26, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    This Thanksgiving, President Obama is calling for Americans to lend a helping hand to another group of pilgrims fleeing persecution. "Nearly four centuries after the Mayflower set sail, the world is still full of pilgrims - men and women who want nothing more than the chance for a safer, better future for themselves and their families," Obama said in his weekly address Thursday. "What makes America America is that we offer that chance."
  • Russia to boycott Turkish goods; 'We'll buy from Israel instead'

    11/26/2015 7:52:03 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 75 replies
    Israel National News ^ | Nov. 26, 2015 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Russia ups retaliatory action after downing of jet by Turkey; looks to ban Turkish agricultural imports amid other 'restrictive measures.' Russia is preparing a raft of retaliatory economic measures against Turkey after Ankara downed one of its warplanes, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday - with Israel among several countries likely to benefit as Moscow looks for alternative trading and tourism partners. "The government has been ordered to work out a system of response measures to this act of aggression in the economic and humanitarian spheres," Medvedev told a cabinet meeting in televised comments. He said under Russian law the...
  • Venezuelan opposition candidate shot dead at campaign event

    11/26/2015 7:51:51 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    "Luis Manuel Diaz, local leader of the Democratic Action party in Altagracia de Orituco (Guarico state) has just been shot dead," the party's chairman Henry Ramos Allup said on Twitter. Ramos Allup said Diaz was standing next to Lilian Tintori, wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, who is in prison for incitement to violence in 2014 antigovernment protests. He added that the shooter, whom he believed to be a member of an "armed gang" linked to the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), carried out the attack from a vehicle. In a statement, the Union of South American...
  • French Ambassador Counters Donald Trump: Armed Citizens Defend Themselves ‘Only in the Movies’

    11/26/2015 7:29:29 AM PST · by rktman · 71 replies ^ | 11/26/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During the November 25 airing of Fox News’ Special Report, French Ambassador to the United States Gerard Araud countered Donald Trump’s emphasis on the importance of an armed citizenry by claiming that armed citizens succeed in defending themselves “only in the movies.” Araud was specifically reacting to a tweet sent after the January 7 Charlie Hebdo attacks in which Trump wrote, “Isn’t it interesting that the tragedy in Paris took place in one of the toughest gun control countries in the world?” Talking Points Memo reported that Araud responded to the tweet by calling Trump a “vulture,” then deleted the...
  • Gaia Beats Mars: How Our Military Is Being Turned Into Green Eco-Wussies

    11/26/2015 7:21:27 AM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 11/26/15 | James Delingpole
    Islamic State earns about $500 million a year from its oil revenues. But according to former CIA director Mike Morrell, US fighter aircraft have been ordered not to bomb their oil wells in case they cause “environmental damage.”Yes. That makes sense. Clearly one of the main priorities in any war of attrition should be to do everything possible to protect your enemies’ lives, wellbeing and resources.Some might argue that a merciless death cult which now controls swathes of Iraq and Syria and a population of around 10 million, which makes $2 billion a year from oil and extortion, which rapes and...
  • Turkey Braces For War With Russia And Sends 20 Tanks And 18 Fighter Jets To Her Borders

    11/26/2015 7:10:50 AM PST · by Strategy · 110 replies
    Standard ^ | November 26, 2015 | By Mirror
    Ankara: Turkey has moved 20 tanks to her border with Syria as tensions with Russia continue. Military sources from Turkey said the tanks were moved by rail to an armored brigade at the western border with Syria. Reports also say 18 fighter jets were sent on a patrol exercise near the border. A military source told Turkey's Anadolu agency: "Accompanied by police and gendarmes, 20 tanks were sent by rail from Turkey's western provinces by railway to Gaziantep in the south of the country, and then redirected to the Syrian border."
  • Austrian and German Jewish Leaders Warn Syrian Refugees Bring Anti-Semitism ‘Gas the Jews’

    11/26/2015 7:04:04 AM PST · by Lera · 6 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/25 | Daniel Greenfield
    While liberal Jewish groups in America have been falling all over themselves to clamor for more Syrian economic migrants (and more synagogue attacks and terror plots), Jewish leaders in Europe where the Muslim settlers walk around shouting, "Death to the Jews" are much less enthusiastic about more arrivals and more Muslim anti-Semitism. Oskar Deutsch, head of Vienna’s Jewish community, told reporters on Monday that he is concerned that the overwhelming rush of asylum seekers into Austria would result in a rise in anti-Semitism, European media reported. Deutsch argued that many of the Muslim migrants have been raised on a “diet...
  • Thanksgiving 2015

    11/26/2015 6:27:55 AM PST · by LSUfan · 2 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 26 Nov 15 | Christopher W. Holton
    It’s Thanksgiving Day 2015 and, despite hollow assurances from a president who is increasingly regarded as cavalier about the national security of the United States, the country is on edge. America is on edge because the Islamic State has been allowed to metastasize and spread over the past two years after President Obama dismissed them as the “JV” team. Nor is the Islamic State “contained.” Here is a list of the Jihadist entities stretching from the Philippines to North Africa, that have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.
  • Calais Truck Drivers: ‘It’s War Out There’ Because Of Migrants

    11/26/2015 6:15:16 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 11/26/15 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    The level of intimidation faced lorry drivers passing through Calais at the hands of migrants is “out of control” and “totally unacceptable”, a spokesman for Britain’s road haulage industry has said. His association has now set up a hotline for drivers to report threatening behaviour by migrants, but drivers using the route have dismissed it as “useless,” saying “it’s a war out there!”Around 6,000 migrants are currently gathered at Calais, looking for an opportunity to make it across the English Channel into Britain. As their numbers swell, so they are becoming more brazen in their attempts to climb on board lorries...
  • Turkey Overtly Supports ISIL to Oust Assad - Former State Dep't Advisor

    11/26/2015 5:56:20 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 16 replies
    Sputnik News, Moscow ^ | Nov. 26, 2015 | Sputnik News
    Turkey has blatantly provided material support to the Islamic State because they share an ideological connection along with a common foe in Syrian President Bashar Assad, former US Department of State senior advisor David Phillips told Sputnik. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - On Wednesday, Russian Ambassador to France Alexander Orlov said that Turkey has played an "ambiguous" role in the campaign against the Islamic State while acting as an accomplice to the terrorist group's activities. "Turkey's role has not been ambiguous - it has overtly supported the Islamic State," Phillips, currently Director of Columbia University's Peace-building and Rights Program, told Sputnik on...
  • Dutch welcome: Pig heads left at migrants' camp entrance in Netherlands (GRAPHIC)

    11/26/2015 5:53:43 AM PST · by McGruff · 28 replies
    Russia Today ^ | November 26, 2015
    Pig heads have been left on the entrance to a migrant camp in the Netherlands, in an effort by some to give the Muslim refugees a hellish nightmare welcome to one of Europe's most tolerant nations. Unidentified perpetrators left some 14 pig heads at the entrance of a refugee center in Eschmarkerveld, near the city of Enschede, on early Wednesday morning. Nine pigs' heads were found on the fence, the rest laid out on the ground. Plastic bags full of blood in which the heads have been transported were also found at the site.
  • Russia: Grand mufti calls on Vladimir Putin to annex Israel and Mecca as it is 'the will of Allah'

    11/26/2015 5:47:19 AM PST · by NRx · 8 replies
    IBT ^ | 11-25-2015 | Tom Porter
    The grand mufti of Russia has called on Vladimir Putin to annex Israel to resolve the Palestine conflict. Talgat Tadzhuddin told the World Culture of Bashirs conference in Ufa, Bashkortostan, that he had personally pushed for the move in a meeting with the Russian president. "When discussing the issue of Syria, I suggested to Vladimir Putin to deal with Israel as the Crimea, but Vladimir refused," Tajuddin said at the November 21 conference, reports Yod News. In 2014, Russia annexed the Crimea province after Ukraine's pro-Moscow Viktor Yanukovich president was ousted from power. Tadzhuddin said that in the 4 November...
  • Swiss Region Imposes $9,800 Fines On Burqas, Aims At ‘Islamist Fundamentalists’

    11/26/2015 5:35:29 AM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/25/15 | Jacob Bojesson
    Officials in the Swiss county of Ticino voted Monday to make the Muslim burqa illegal in public spaces, with fines of up to $9,800 for violations.The local government wanted the law to also include other forms of headwear that cover the face, including masks worn by demonstrators and soccer hooligans, but the parliament voted to only ban the burqas and niqabs (face veil). This means covering your face in public is legal, as long as you don’t do it with a burqa or niqab.Giorgio Ghiringhelli, who drew up the proposal, said the result will send a message to “Islamist fundamentalists” in the...
  • Paragliding jihadist leaves family in Israel fearing his fate

    11/26/2015 5:16:32 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    AFP ^ | Nov. 26, 2015 | Joe Dyke
    Paragliding jihadist leaves family in Israel fearing his fate By Joe Dyke Majdal Shams (AFP) - Shortly before sunset, Nidal Salah stared across the fence towards his new life in Syria with the Islamic State movement -- paraglider at the ready. Firing up the engine-powered glider, the 23-year-old Arab Israeli rose over the Israeli-Syrian demarcation line towards the town of Jamlah, controlled by an IS-affiliated group. He became the first Israeli to take such a route to enter Syria's civil war, with his plans apparently unknown to his family and authorities, who minutes later scrambled military helicopters.
  • Turkey releases audio of 'warning' to downed Russia jet

    11/26/2015 5:08:24 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 76 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 hours ago, 2015-11-26 | BBC
    The Turkish military has released an audio recording of what it says were warnings to a Russian warplane before it was shot down on the Syrian border. "Change your heading south immediately," a voice says in English. Turkey said it had tried to rescue the SU-24 bomber's two pilots.
  • Karachi, masked men set Christian television station on fire

    11/26/2015 4:44:47 AM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Asia News ^ | 11/25/15 | Jibran Khan
    A group of masked men set fire to Christian broadcaster Gawahi TV Karachi overnight. The building collapsed due to the fire. According to employees, the arson attack occurred at 2.30am (local time), and the men were seen as they fled from the place, having set fire to the entire complex. Gawahi television was established in February 2013 in a joint collaboration between Catholic and Protestant communities, to "spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people of all religions who live in Pakistan." The channel broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As reported by the television website, about...
  • [Napoli] Pig's head outside Muslim site

    11/26/2015 4:34:46 AM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    ANSA ^ | 11/25/15
    <p>A pig's head was found outside a warehouse used as a place or worship by Muslims in the town of Giugliano in Campania, near Naples, ANSA sources said Wednesday. The incident appears to be a reaction to this month's terror attacks by Islamist extremists in Paris, even though many Muslim representatives in Italy condemned the massacre and led protests to say they were not done in their name. 'F**k Isis' was written next to the pig's head.</p>
  • Leaderless

    11/26/2015 4:29:10 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 56 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/26/2015 | Ron Fournier
    I once asked, What if Obama cant lead? The answer after Paris is painful In his mem­oir, Le­on Pan­etta ar­gued that for all of Barack Obama's strengths, he is miss­ing an es­sen­tial in­gredi­ent of lead­er­ship. He lacks "fire," wrote Obama's former CIA dir­ect­or and Pentagon chief. "The pres­id­ent re­lies on the lo­gic of a law pro­fess­or rather than the pas­sion of a lead­er." Obama has proved Pan­etta right again and again dur­ing his pres­id­ency, but nev­er more dan­ger­ously so than with his shoulder-shrug ap­proach to IS­IS. Obama called it a "J.V. team" be­fore it star­ted be­head­ing Amer­ic­ans. He said it...
  • Russia to send S-400 air defense system to Syria after jet shot down: agencies

    11/26/2015 3:41:01 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 25, 2015 | Maria Kiselyova
    World | Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:57am EST Related: WORLD Russia to send S-400 air defense system to Syria after jet shot down: agencies MOSCOW Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday Russia would send its advanced S-400 air defense system to its air base in Syria's Latakia province a day after Turkey shot down one of its jets, Russian news agencies quoted him as saying.
  • Sweden's Muslim Christmas Show

    11/26/2015 3:27:12 AM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 11/26/15 | Ingrid Carlqvist
    From the night of the Paris attacks until Tuesday, when Sweden's government announced it was reversing its open-borders policy, Sweden was in a state of turmoil. No matter what the government said, it accomplished nothing -- other than making the Swedes increasingly livid.When Prime Minister Stefan Löfven accused his people of being naïve about radical Islamism, anger exploded on social media. You could read comments such as: "No. Some of you have been naïve. The rest of us have been labeled fascists and other ugly things."The shock and horror of the Paris attacks -- in which one Swedish woman was...
  • Russia ready to consider steps to close Turkish-Syrian border — Lavrov

    11/25/2015 11:21:13 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 34 replies
    TASS ^ | 12-25-2015 | TASS
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has described as correct the offer of French President Francois Hollande to take steps to close the Syrian-Turkish border. He said as much while talking to reporters on Wednesday. "Going back to the news conference of Presidents of France and the United States Francois Hollande and Barack Obama in Washington, I noticed that the French president suggested taking steps to close the Turkish-Syrian border to stop both the flow of militants and terrorist financing," the Russian minister said. "It is significant that President Obama did not respond to this in any way, but I think...
  • 'Worst ever air-rage passenger' jailed after Birmingham flight rampage

    11/25/2015 11:15:50 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 34 replies
    Birmingham MAIL ^ | 24 NOV 2015 | HARVEY DAY
    An air-rage passenger has been jailed after drunkenly abusing cabin crew on a flight from Dubai to Birmingham Airport - and biting a police officer when they tried to arrest him. Jasbir Singh Bharaj, 46, was labelled by one flight attendant as the “worst passenger he had ever encountered” after he went on the rampage. He was sentenced to a total of 11 months at Birmingham Crown Court for his actions aboard the Emirates plane on September 16 last year. The court heard Bharaj, of Downing Drive, Leicester, had threatened to punch an air hostess in the face and caused...
  • Pope says Christian-Muslim dialogue 'essential' for peace

    11/25/2015 10:48:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 26, 2015 1:20 AM EST | Nicole Winfield
    Pope Francis told Christian and Muslim leaders in Kenya on Thursday that they have little choice but to engage in dialogue to guard against the "barbarous" Islamic extremist attacks that have struck Kenya recently, saying religious leaders must be "prophets of peace" in a world sown by hatred. On his first full day in Africa, Francis insisted that religion can never be used to justify violence and lamented that "all too often, young people are being radicalized in the name of religion to sow discord and fear, and to tear at the very fabric of our societies." He said interfaith...
  • North Koreans ordered to copy Kim Jong-un's 'ambitious' hair style

    11/25/2015 9:52:41 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 42 replies ^ | 26 Nov 2015 | Julian Ryall
    North Korea has launched a new purge, targeting citizens with long hair and ordering them to copy Kim Jong-un's much-mocked "ambitious" style. Sources in Pyongyang, quoted by South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper, said authorities in the North Korean capital have issued an order requiring that men keep their hair to a maximum 2 cm (0.8 inches) in length. They are also being instructed to pay homage to Mr Kim by copying his trademark swept-back bouffant that emerges upwards from the shaved patches above his ears.
  • Eagles of Death Metal Discuss Paris Terror Attacks

    11/25/2015 9:12:41 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 25 replies
    During Eagles of Death Metal's November 13 show at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, gunmen entered the venue and opened fire on the crowd, leaving at least 90 dead. The band spoke to VICE about the tragic events that took place that night.
  • Hillary Clinton’s Muslim Brotherhood-Tied Huma Abedin: I Want Muslim Refugees To Flood America

    11/25/2015 7:48:34 PM PST · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 30 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | November 25, 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    The evidence of Hillary’s aid, Huma Abedin’s connections to the Muslim Brotherhood and the Wahhabists is overwhelming, but an undercover video of her sentiments is rare. A video surfaced of Huma’s call to allow Muslim refugees to enter the U.S as it happened in Europe finally surfaced. This links the dots to the Muslim Minority Affairs connection by Huma and her family. It is crucial to understand this issue of what is The Muslim Minority Affairs issue is which Huma was deeply involved in and the proof of membership can be seen in the link [here]. So her membership in...
  • Ex-CIA chief: Fear for environment stays US hand on ISIS oil wells

    11/25/2015 7:27:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 25, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    A former CIA director says concerns about environmental impact have prevented the White House from bombing oil wells that finance the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). “We didn’t go after oil wells, actually hitting oil wells that ISIS controls, because we didn’t want to do environmental damage, and we didn’t want to destroy that infrastructure,” Michael Morell said Tuesday on PBS’s “Charlie Rose.” Morell cautioned that he does not “sit in the room anymore” where strategic decisions are made, but said prior to the Paris terrorist attack earlier this month, “There seemed to have been a judgment that,...
  • Obama admin says states lack authority to block refugees

    11/25/2015 6:47:00 PM PST · by jazusamo · 61 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amid a growing political controversy, the Obama administration on Wednesday reminded state officials across the country that states do not have legal authority to refuse to accept Syrian refugees. The Office of Refugee Resettlement said in a letter to state resettlement officials that states may not deny benefits and services to refugees based on a refugee's country of origin or religious affiliation. States that do not comply with the requirement would be breaking the law and could be subject to enforcement action, including suspension or termination of the federally funded program, according to the letter, signed by...
  • Emirates Secretly Sends Colombian Mercenaries to Fight in Yemen

    11/25/2015 5:33:52 PM PST · by Theoria · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 25 Nov 2015 | Emily B Hager and Mark Mazzett
    The United Arab Emirates has secretly dispatched hundreds of Colombian mercenaries to Yemen to fight in that country’s raging conflict, adding a volatile new element in a complex proxy war that has drawn in the United States and Iran. It is the first combat deployment for a foreign army that the Emirates has quietly built in the desert over the past five years, according to several people currently or formerly involved with the project. The program was once managed by a private company connected to Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater Worldwide, but the people involved in the effort said...
  • ISIS Just Released Chilling New Video Taunting America And Mocking US Soldiers In SICK Way

    11/25/2015 5:28:40 PM PST · by lbryce · 34 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | November 25, 2015 | F. Peter Brown
    ISIS VIDEO:AMERICA In the video, ISIS shows a disturbed solider with... ISIS has released a new propaganda video that mocks the United States, and even tells the U.S. to “bring it on.” Most disturbingly, ISIS mocks the 18 U.S. soldiers who commit suicide every day. In the video, ISIS shows a disturbed solider with Prozac pills in his hand. It then shows splotches of blood from a soldier who has committed suicide. Meanwhile, the narrator claims that the soldiers are committing suicide because of the fear that ISIS brings in their hearts. The narrator also boasts that ISIS territory is...
  • Is Israel considering giving land to the PA? (i.e. Palestinian Authority; Area C land)

    11/25/2015 3:34:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 11/25/2015, 1:15 AM | Nitsan Keidar
    Israel is considering the possibility of transferring land from Area C, which is under complete Israeli control in accordance with the Oslo Accords, to the Palestinian Authority, Channel 2 News reported on Tuesday. Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel later made clear that if Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu goes through with the plan, he will not have a coalition. ...
  • Syrian Leader: Impossible to Weed Terrorists Out of Migrants Coming to U.S.

    11/25/2015 3:10:41 PM PST · by detective · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | Selwyn Duke
    It has now been confirmed: It is simply impossible to sufficiently vet the Muslim migrants entering our nation. Intelligence officials have said it. The Greek government has said it. And now a New York City Syrian community leader has this to say about Barack Obama' ’s claim that it is possible to distinguish between terrorists and other migrants: "Are you out of your mind?"
  • Gallup: Americans Evenly Split on Sending Troops to Fight Islamic State

    11/25/2015 3:03:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Gallup ^ | 11/25/2015 | Lydia Saad
    As many in U.S. favor sending ground troops as are opposed Prior to now, a majority of Americans opposed sending ground troops Support is up among Republicans and independents, not Democrats Since the Islamic State terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut, Americans' reaction to sending U.S. ground troops to assist groups fighting Islamic militants has shifted from majority opposition to an even divide. Forty-seven percent of Americans now favor committing U.S. ground troops to Iraq and Syria for this purpose, while 46% are opposed. In early November, opponents surpassed supporters by 10 percentage points. The latest survey was conducted a...
  • Sen. Sessions Wants to Defund Refugee Admissions Program

    11/25/2015 3:03:16 PM PST · by detective · 9 replies
    The New American ^ | November 24, 2015 | Warren Mass
    Speaking on the Senate floor on November 19, Senator Jeff Sessions (shown, R-Ala.) strongly condemned President Obama's request for funding for refugee resettlement, basing his opposition on both economic and security threats found in the president's plan. In his speech, Sessions outlined the reasons behind his opposition to more federal spending for refugee resettlement: Refugees are among the most costly immigration program for several reasons. Refugees are instantly eligible for federal welfare and entitlements. They are low-skilled and frequently lack any kind of formal education. There is a great cost involved - about $6.5 billion lifetime cost per each 10,000...
  • Ukraine stops buying Russian gas, closes airspace

    11/25/2015 2:30:07 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 41 replies
    Yahoo News AP ^ | November 25, 2015 | NATALIYA VASILYEVA
    Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated Wednesday as Ukraine decided to stop buying Russian natural gas, hoping to rely on supplies from other countries, and closed its airspace to its eastern neighbor.Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in March 2014 and its support for separatist rebels in the east has brought relations between the two countries to a post-Soviet low. Ukraine has since been trying to cut its dependence on Russian gas. Russia's state-controlled gas company, Gazprom, said Wednesday that it stopped sending gas to Ukraine on Wednesday morning and will supply no more because Ukraine has not paid in...
  • (UK) Defence review: 10,000 troops could tackle terror attacks - PM

    11/25/2015 1:51:55 PM PST · by the scotsman · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 23rd November 2015 | BBC News
    'Up to 10,000 troops could be deployed in the UK in the event of a Paris-style attack, David Cameron has said, as he announced £12bn extra defence spending. The PM said ministers wanted to replace the Trident nuclear deterrent, but the estimated cost had risen and completion been put back until "the early 2030s". The number of civilians employed by the MoD is to be reduced by almost 30% by the end of the Parliament, he added. Dai Hudd, the Prospect union general secretary, called this "devastating". Setting out the government's Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), Mr Cameron announced...
  • Obama signs defense bill but blasts Gitmo restrictions

    11/25/2015 1:40:26 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 25, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama on Wednesday signed a $607 billion annual defense policy bill, even though it includes language that hampers the closure of the Guantanamo Bay military prison. As a presidential candidate Obama pledged to close the controversial detention facility, but has been thwarted repeatedly by Congress, which opposes transferring detainees to the mainland United States. In a rare move, the president issued a signed statement blasting provisions in the bill intended to block the president from moving Guantanamo Bay prisoners to facilities within the U.S. "I am, however, deeply disappointed that the Congress has again failed to take productive action...
  • Erdogan in 2012: Brief Airspace Violations Can't Be Pretext for Attack

    11/25/2015 12:01:42 PM PST · by McGruff · 17 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | November 25, 2015
    Turkey has cited airspace violations as its justification for shooting down a Russian Su-24 bomber on Tuesday. But only three years ago, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan specifically stated that such actions should "never be a pretext for an attack." In response to the downing of a Russian bomber by Turkish fighter jets on Tuesday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan insisted that the military's actions were justified. "We did not want this situation to happen, but everybody has to respect Turkey's right to defend its borders," he told reporters, adding that the military's actions were "fully in line with Turkey's rules...