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  • Russia unveils new Armata tank for WW2 victory parade

    04/28/2015 4:41:00 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 2015-04-28 | BBC
    Russia has unveiled a new-generation battle tank called Armata T-14 ahead of World War Two Victory Day celebrations on 9 May. It is among several new weapons systems featuring in a vast parade on 9 May. It is 70 years since the Soviet and Allied armies defeated Nazi Germany in 1945. The Russian defence ministry has posted photos of the new military hardware, taken during a rehearsal. Most Western leaders will not go to Moscow because of the Ukraine crisis.
  • 2 killed in terrorist attack in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    04/28/2015 4:17:36 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin
    xinhua ^ | 2015-04-28 17:39:42
    SARAJEVO, April 28 (Xinhua) -- One policeman was killed and two others were wounded in a terrorist attack on a local police station Monday evening in the city of Zvornik, 120 km away from Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bosnian Muslim Nerdin Ibric, 24, who committed the attack in the eastern Bosnian city in entity Republic of Srpska (RS), was also killed by police in the exchange of fire. Both of the wounded policemen were hospitalized and their condition was stable. Chief Prosecutor of Bosnia and Herzegovina formed a special team which will cooperate with State Investigation and Protection...
  • World powers 'closer than ever' to Iran nuclear deal: Kerry

    04/27/2015 11:35:59 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies
    deccanherald.com ^ | Apr 28, 2015 | deccanherald
    ...Kerry outlined that the US has and will continue to scale down its arsenal, and to "move, step by step, toward nuclear disarmament." As of September 2014, the number of nuclear weapons in US stockpile stood at 4,717, or 85 per cent below the Cold War peak. Over the last 20 years, America has dismantled 10,251 warheads, with another approximately 2,500 warheads retired and in the queue for elimination. President Barack Obama has decided that the United States will seek to accelerate the dismantlement of retired nuclear warheads by 20 per cent, he said. "We have pledged not to pursue...
  • Saab sees growing Gripen fighter demand amid Russia tensions

    04/27/2015 10:39:50 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/27/2015
    LINKOPING, Sweden, April 27 (Reuters) - Swedish defence company Saab said on Monday there was growing interest for its Gripen fighter jet from countries spread across Russia's European flank, amid rising tensions rise over Ukraine. Czech Republic and Hungary already operate 14 Gripens each under leases, and a senior Saab executive said he was open to more such deals as others with limited budgets seek more modern air power. "Even if they don't expect a Russian intervention, there are more tensions and air policing becomes necessary, so if you only have a few MiG-21s you would like to have a...
  • Rand Paul: Let’s face it, it was a mistake to topple Saddam Hussein

    04/27/2015 7:35:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 175 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2015 | AllahPundit
    <p>Interesting, not because it’s a surprise that Ron Paul’s son feels this way — remember this? — but because this is a subject that every Republican in the field, Rand included, would probably prefer to avoid during the primaries.</p> <p>Or am I wrong about that? Could this be a smart play for Paul, especially given how it’ll make Jeb Bush squirm?</p>
  • 10 Reasons Why Libertarians Should Support Ted Cruz

    04/27/2015 5:01:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | April 27, 2015 | R. Brownell
    10. He wants to rebuild the old Reagan Coalitions Cruz without argument is a constitutional conservative, unwilling to compromise with progressives if it means government grows even an inch bigger. His plan to win the presidency won’t involve shifting towards the mushy middle like previous GOP candidates, but instead reforming the old Reagan Coalition of Evangelicals, Conservatives, Reagan Democrats, and Libertarians to help him get to the White House. 9. He shut down the government and beat Rand Paul’s filibuster record During the fight to defund Obamacare, Cruz pushed his filibuster past the deadline for the government shutdown; while in...
  • ISIS Selfie With Woman's Severed Head: Take This Viral!

    04/27/2015 4:19:34 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 48 replies
    Vienna 1683 ^ | 26/4/15 | William A. Levinson
    he original is from the Powdered Wig Society, which says ISIS claims to have captured and beheaded a brave female Kurdish fighter named Rehana. Rehana's friends, however, say she is still alive (and has killed more than 100 ISIS savages). This is not, however, the point. During the First World War, the Triple Entente published nasty hand-drawn cartoons of "Huns" with babies on their bayonets, and one of a woman bound to the wheel of an artillery piece. During the Second World War, the War Department drew pictures of "Japs" menacing (but rarely actually torturing or killing) women, along with...
  • Israel at 67 – Contributing to a Better World [Jeremiah 30]

    04/27/2015 3:01:14 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 3 replies
    On Thursday, April 23, 2015, the Jewish state celebrated its 67th birthday – corresponding to the 5th of Iyar on the Hebrew calendar. What makes this unique in the annals of history is that Jews in the 20th century reestablished Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel after 2082 years of the land having been occupied and the Jewish people having been oppressed, exiled, persecuted – including, most notably, the Spanish Inquisition, pogroms, and the Holocaust. The last Jewish sovereign entity was the Hashmonean dynasty, which lasted 47 years, from 110BCE to 63BCE. The Romans colonized and ruled the land...
  • "God Gave Me a Cold For a Reason": California Survivor of Mount Everest Avalanche

    04/27/2015 2:34:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Kris Sanchez
    It’s very likely that Scott Holder of Santa Rosa would have been among the 17 people killed in Nepal after an earthquake unleashed an avalanche on Mount Everest. But he had a massive cold. ow to Help Victims of the Nepal Earthquake And instead of climbing up the Earth’s highest mountain, the 49-year-old financial adviser and mountaineer had headed back to below camp before big catastrophe on Saturday. “At the end of the day, God gave me a cold for a reason,” Holder, 49, told NBC Bay Area by phone from the capital city of Kathmandu near Mount Everest. And...
  • Quinnipiac Poll: Americans really support Iran deal they think won’t work

    04/27/2015 1:04:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    It’s not the first time we’ve seen this dynamic, although the situation becomes more acute as John Kerry and Barack Obama press on towards a deal with Iran. The latest poll from Quinnipiac shows a majority of Americans want to embrace a deal, but are pessimistic about its ability to curtail Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons: American voters support 58 – 33 percent the preliminary agreement with Iran to restrict that country’s nuclear program, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today.At the same time, only 35 percent of voters are “very confident” or “somewhat confident” the agreement...
  • Russia Plans to Supply S-300s to Iran - What Does it Portend? [Ezekiel 38]

    04/27/2015 12:56:58 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 5 replies
    Israel Nation News ^ | 4/27/2015 | Alexander Boot
    Don’t know about Israel, but I’m scared to death. Putin has decided to supply S-300s to Iran, thereby expecting gratitude from the ayatollahs and indignation from… well, just about everyone else. Both his expectations have been fulfilled, but the ayatollahs have reasons to be upset too. First, because he has responded to world outcries by saying that it "won't be anytime soon." And second? Fair enough, the S-300, the world’s first fully automated AA missile system, is a fine weapon. But it was developed in 1979, when the Soviet Union was still alive and kicking. At that time the S-300...
  • Israel 'behind Gaza shelter attacks'

    04/27/2015 12:51:24 PM PDT · by keat · 10 replies
    BBC News ^ | Staff
    At least 44 Palestinians were killed by "Israeli actions" while sheltering at seven UN schools during last summer's war in Gaza, a UN inquiry has found. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he deplored the deaths and stressed that UN facilities were "inviolable". The inquiry also found that three empty UN schools were used by Palestinian militants to store weapons, and that in two cases they likely fired from them. The 50-day conflict claimed the lives of more than 2,260 people. At least 2,189 were Palestinians, including more than 1,486 civilians, according to the UN. On the Israeli side, 67...
  • Radio Iran: ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Dead

    04/27/2015 12:27:15 PM PDT · by drewh · 22 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Apr 27, 2015, 05.26 PM IST
    The enigmatic chief of Islamic State jihadist group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, Radio Iran has reported on Monday. Earlier, a Guardian report quoting sources with inside knowledge of the group reported that al-Baghdadi was severely injured in a US-led coalition air strike in March. According to that report, al-Baghdadi was inujred at al-Baaj district of Nineveh, close to the Syrian border. It also said he was making a slow recovery and was out of his day-to-day control of the jihadist group. Al-Baghdadi, believed to be in his 40s, had a $10 million US bounty on his head. Since taking...
  • US Expects Israeli Pledge to Two-States to Continue

    04/27/2015 11:18:39 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/4/15 | Cynthia Blank
    US Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman had a harsh message for American Jewish leaders on Monday. Sherman warned them that if the new Israeli government does not demonstrate a strong commitment to the two-state solution, the US will have trouble assisting it in efforts to halt international initiatives at the United Nations. Speaking at a conference of the Reform Movement in the United States, Sherman insisted the US government has "always had Israel's back in the international arena, even when it meant standing alone. This will continue to be the case." But, she continued, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's actions prior...
  • Clintons Progress from Selling Lincoln Bedroom to Pocketing Millions While Hillary is Sec. of State

    04/27/2015 11:10:08 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-27-15 | Robert Wilde
    Richard Grenell, an American media commentator and the longest serving U.S. Spokesman at the United Nations, said that, revelations unveiled by Breitbart Senior editor Peter Schweizer in his bombshell book Clinton Cash were “actually quite shocking.” In a spellbinding week of interviews, media reports, and articles about the book, New York Times, Washington Post, Reuters and Fox News exposed that the Clinton Foundation was receiving huge amounts of cash from foreign governments, while Hillary was the acting Secretary of State. Grenell, an eight year state department veteran, told Breitbart News Sunday guest host, senior writer, Matthew Boyle, that the state...
  • EU won't send armed force to Ukraine despite clashes

    04/27/2015 10:33:50 AM PDT · by McGruff · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/27/2015
    EU leaders have told Ukraine they are worried about ceasefire violations in the east of the country but will not send armed peacekeepers there. "We can only talk about a civilian mission, not military," European Council President Donald Tusk told a news conference in Kiev.
  • Iranian General Says Saudi Arabia Will Soon Be Toppled

    04/27/2015 8:28:57 AM PDT · by McGruff · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 27, 2015 | THOMAS ERDBRINK
    A senior Iranian general said on Monday that the leadership of Saudi Arabia, a regional rival, was on the edge of collapse and would be toppled soon, “God willing.” Saudi-led bombardments on Yemen are “shameless and rude and an affront to all Islamic values,” the head of the 150,000-strong Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, said during a speech in Tehran.
  • ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead claims Radio Iran

    04/27/2015 8:01:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    India Today ^ | 04/27/2015
    ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has according to Radio Iran died after suffering serious injuries in an air strike in western Iraq. Media reports on April 21 said Baghdadi suffered life-threatening injuries during the attack by the US-led coalition in March. Baghdadi's injuries led to urgent meetings of Islamic State leaders, who initially believed he would die and made plans to name a new leader, said media reports. In October 2011, the US State Department had listed Baghdadi as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, and announced a reward of up to USD 10 million for information leading to his capture...
  • ‘Accords with China a hallmark in Argentina's foreign relations history’

    04/27/2015 7:56:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    Buenos Aires Herald ^ | April 27, 2015 | By Guillermo Háskel
    Chinese investment is seen to reach US$600 billion a year by 2030, mainly oriented to Brazil's and Argentina's manufacturing industry, an expert said. Despite protests that the accords signed this year between Buenos Aires and Beijing are shrouded in secrecy, strongly asymmetrical, and that they will deepen the trade commoditization of Argentina — one of the world's largest food exporters — an outstanding international relations expert hails them as a hallmark in Argentine history. “The accords signed with the People's Republic of China and passed into law by the Argentine Congress are one of the great achievements in the history...
  • 'Cutthroats And Bandits': Volunteer's Stint With Ukraine Rebels Turns To Nightmare

    04/27/2015 6:58:22 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL ^ | April 25, 2015 | Dmitry Volchek and Claire Bigg
    When he joined the separatist insurgency in eastern Ukraine, Russian businessman Bondo Dorovskikh thought he would be fighting hordes of fascists bent on victimizing the local population. The reality on the ground turned out to be quite different. Instead of defending eastern Ukraine, Dorovskikh says he found himself stranded in the town of Alchevsk, where pro-Russian rebels controlling the area spent their days looting and drinking. [....] Dorovskikh says he is not an exception. Disenchanted Russian volunteers, he claims, are streaming back home. He is himself so upset that he is mulling enrolling in Ukraine's National Guard to help stamp...
  • A Modest UN Proposal

    04/27/2015 6:25:21 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 24, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Can it be that students gather annually around the country to construct “Model United Nations” because the real one has failed so miserably? “What good does it do?” Judge Jeanine Pirro asked a packed, admittedly conservative audience at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D. C. last Monday. Judge Pirro was in town to receive the Reed Irvine award for investigative journalism from Accuracy in Media. Judge Pirro suggested a two prong approach to the UN: Get out of it and get it out of New York. She also noted that when she served as DA in Westchester County, there...
  • Europe is eyeing Iran's massive gas reserves

    04/27/2015 5:57:51 AM PDT · by McGruff · 4 replies
    BUSINESS INSIDER ^ | 4/27/2015 | TARA SHIRVANI
    The annexation of Crimea and the consequent threats of gas supply cuts by Russia have been a reminder of an inconvenient truth: when it comes to politics, Europe will always be influenced by its dependency on Russian gas. According to the European Parliament, in 2013 Russia provided 43.2% of the European Union’s gas imports, 31.38% of its oil imports, and 26.7% of its coal imports. But the dependency runs both ways.
  • 11 EXPLOSIVE CLINTON CASH FACTS MAINSTREAM MEDIA CONFIRM ARE ACCURATE

    04/27/2015 5:10:47 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 57 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 26 Apr 2015 | by Breitbart News
    Perhaps the most surprising thing about the forthcoming book rocking Washington right now is the number of stunning facts liberal media outlets have already confirmed and verified are accurate. Here, then, are 11 facts that mainstream media say are true, verified, and facts from the upcoming blockbuster, Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich. CONFIRMED: Hillary’s Foundation Hid a $2.35 Million Foreign Donation from the Head of the Russian Govt’s Uranium Company that Had Business Before Hillary Clinton’s State Dept.—a Clear Violation of the Memorandum of Understanding with...
  • The Clintons' Other, Truly Bodacious Mine Boondoggle

    04/27/2015 5:00:15 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 4-27-15 | Jack Cashill
    The New York Times reported this week on the unseemly transfer of cash from parties interested in a major uranium deal to the Clintons. The Canadian company selling Uranium One to the Russians donated $2.35 million to the Clinton Foundation. And Russians tied to the deal gave Bill Clinton $500,000 for a Moscow speech. The deal had global consequences. It would put one fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States under Russian control. So critical was the deal that it needed the approval of the U.S. State Department. State approved the deal, and it managed to so...
  • Live Thread: Senate to resume Iran debate at 3pm on C-SPAN2, Final Passage expected Thursday

    04/27/2015 4:48:07 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    C-SPAN2 | live at 3pm
    Senate will resume Iran debate at 3pm. On Tuesday, the Iran bill will be opened up for amendments. On Thursday, final passage is expected in the Senate. On Friday, final passage is expected in the House.
  • Chinese Persecution of Christians Reaches Highest Level in a Decade

    04/27/2015 2:56:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/27/15 | Daniel Wiser
    Christians and followers of other religions in China suffered the worst abuses in a decade last year as part of a state-sponsored crackdown on dissent, according to a Christian human rights group.The organization China Aid said the persecution of religious practitioners and human rights advocates in China increased by more than 150 percent last year.According to its annual report released on Tuesday, 17,884 individuals were persecuted for their religious beliefs. Authorities detained nearly 3,000 dissidents and sentenced 1,274 people, compared to just 12 in 2013.President Xi Jinping of China, widely viewed as the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) most authoritarian leader...
  • George W. Bush Opens Up About 2016 Race [Finally Criticizes Obama]

    04/27/2015 2:30:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/26/15
    ...President George W. Bush offered rare, and broad-ranging, remarks Saturday night about current national security threats and the 2016 presidential campaign to a large audience of Jewish donors, suggesting that sanctions on Iran should not be lifted... ...He said he was skeptical about lifting sanctions against Iran at a time when its government seemed to be caving in, attendees said, and regretted the leverage the United States would lose as a result of lifting the sanctions. He questioned whether the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, under whom the current framework for a deal has been discussed, represents a new policy or...
  • Can Islam be Reformed?

    04/27/2015 2:13:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 4/26/15 | William Kilpatrick
    Can Islam be reformed? It’s a tricky question because, according to a great many Muslim leaders and Western leaders, it doesn’t need reforming. As they keep insisting, the beheadings, slave trafficking, and general violence committed in the name of Islam have nothing to do with Islam. Despite the many attempts to prop it up, some cracks are now appearing in that narrative. In a New Year’s Day speech to Islamic scholars and clerics, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi blamed the “corpus of [Islamic] texts and ideas that we have sacralized” for “antagonizing the entire world,” and he called for a...
  • Heartland Institute Heads to Rome to Advise Pope Francis on Climate Policy

    04/27/2015 1:14:33 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    WUWT Watts Up With That? ^ | April 24, 2015 | Anthony Watts
    The Heartland Institute is sending a team of climate scientists to Rome next week to inform Pope Francis of the truth about climate science: There is no global warming crisis! Monday, April 27, 1:00 p.m. GMT +2 (7:00 a.m. ET) Hotel Columbus Via della Conciliazione 33 – 00193 Rome, Italy A slate of independent scientists and policy experts offer a “prebuttal” to the Vatican’s April 28 “Climate Summit.” Tuesday, April 28, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. GMT +2 (7:00 a.m. ET) Palazzo Cardinal Cesi Via della Conciliazione n. 51 (Piazza S.Pietro) 00193 Rome, Italy
  • US troops in Europe request bigger guns amid tensions with Russia over Ukraine

    04/27/2015 1:08:55 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 26, 2015 | FoxNews.com
    One of the last American combat units stationed in Europe is asking the government for bigger guns amid rising tensions over Russia’s involvement in the Ukraine conflict. The 2nd Cavalry Regiment is requesting that 81 of its 8-wheel-drive Stryker infantry carrier vehicles be equipped with 30-mm. automatic cannons -- double the caliber of the 12.7-mm. guns they already carry, the military news website Breaking Defense reports. The House Armed Services committee is already setting aside money for the upgrade, which the Army approved Wednesday, according to a memo obtained by the website.
  • ISIS In Libya Update: Egypt Reportedly Readying Assault On Islamic State Group Positions

    04/27/2015 12:31:26 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 4-26-2015 | Marcy Kreiter
    Egypt reportedly is preparing a large-scale ground and air assault along the Libyan border to oust the Islamic State group from eastern Libya. DebkaFile, quoting military and intelligence sources, said naval and marine forces are assembling at Egypt's Mediterranean ports for a possible assault on Derna, the militants' provincial capital. DebkaFile noted the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, represents an unacceptable threat to Egypt, and President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has been warned extremists already have penetrated some Egyptian towns and military units. ISIS fighters are being smuggled through the Sinai Peninsula and Egypt from Syria and Iraq by...
  • The new government’s greatest tasks (USA to abandon support of Israel at UN)

    04/26/2015 7:55:32 PM PDT · by blueyon · 65 replies
    CarolineClick.com ^ | 4/24/15 | Caroline Click
    In testimony last week before the House committee in charge of State Department funding, US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power acknowledged that the Obama administration intends to abandon the US’s 50 year policy of supporting Israel at the United Nations. After going through the tired motions of pledging support for Israel, “when it matters,” Power refused to rule out the possibility that the US would support anti-Israel resolutions in the UN Security Council to limit Israeli sovereignty and control to the lands within the 1949 armistice lines – lines that are indefensible.
  • George W. Bush Bashes Obama on Middle East Policy

    04/26/2015 7:32:42 PM PDT · by Jane Long · 65 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 26, 2015 | Josh Rogin
    In a closed-door meeting with Jewish Donors Saturday night, former President George W. Bush delivered his harshest public criticisms to date against his successor on foreign policy, saying that President Barack Obama is being naďve about Iran and the pending nuclear deal and losing the war against the Islamic State. One attendee at the Republican Jewish Coalition session, held at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas with owner Sheldon Adelson in attendance, transcribed large portions of Bush's remarks. The former president, who rarely ever criticizes Obama in public, at first remarked that the idea of re-entering the political arena was...
  • Must We Ask a Rude Question About the Clintons?

    04/26/2015 7:00:37 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 48 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 4-26-15 | Jonathon S. Tobin
    On the surface, it isn’t that hard to understand the Clinton Cash scandal that Democrats are trying very hard to ignore this week. We have a former president making millions giving speeches and doing favors for wealthy foreign entities and nations that give massive sums to the Clinton family charity that subsidizes the lavish lifestyle of the former First Family. He did this at the same time as his wife spent four years as secretary of state where she made decisions that influence the fortunes of those donors. And all this was happening while said former first lady/secretary of state...
  • Clinton Foundation distributed useless drugs to AIDS patients

    04/26/2015 6:57:53 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 33 replies
    WND ^ | April 26, 2015 | Jerome Corsi
    NEW YORK – While skimming tens of millions of dollars from U.N. levies imposed on airline travelers, the Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Health Aids Initiative worked closely with a pharmaceutical company in India to distribute “drastically substandard” generic antiretroviral drugs to Third World countries that had no chance of helping HIV/AIDs patients, according to a Wall Street analyst. As WND reported Wednesday, over the past six weeks, Charles Ortel shared with WND, prior to publication, the results of his six-month, in-depth investigation into what he characterizes as an elaborate scheme devised by the Clintons to enrich themselves. WND reported Thursday the...
  • CLINTON FOUNDATION ADMITS: ‘CLINTON CASH’ ACCURATE; WE TOOK UNDISCLOSED FOREIGN CASH

    04/26/2015 5:41:00 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 38 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 26 Apr 2015 | Breitbart News
    The acting chief executive of the Clinton Foundation is acknowledging the global philanthropy made mistakes in how it disclosed its donors. In a blog posting Sunday, Maura Pally defended the foundation’s work and reaffirmed its commitment to transparency. Pally’s statement comes amid growing scrutiny of the foundation as Hillary Rodham Clinton embarks on her presidential campaign.
  • Post-Nepal earthquake evacuation operation success, IAF to buy three more C-17 aircraft

    04/26/2015 5:31:54 PM PDT · by IndianChief · 15 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | 27 Apr, 2015, 05.44AM IST | By Manu Pubby, ET Bureau
    NEW DELHI: Indian Air Force has initiated a proposal to purchase three more Boeing C-17 Globemaster III aircraft from the US for about Rs 8,700 crore, impressed as it is by the cargo carrier's varied utility that includes carrying out of large-scale humanitarian assistance operations such as the ongoing relief effort in earthquake-hit Nepal. The IAF has told the government that it wants to add three very heavy transport aircraft to its fleet of 10 C-17s that were ordered in 2011 and inducted in 2013, officials said. The IAF has pressed the case for three more C-17s after being informed...
  • British Labour Party: We’ll Make Fear of Islam an Aggravated Crime

    04/26/2015 5:21:29 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 98 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | april 25, 2015 | jim hoft
    A future Labour Government is committed to outlaw the scourge of Islamophobia by changing the law and making it an aggravated crime, according to the Party’s Leader Ed Miliband. “We are going to make it an aggravated crime. We are going to make sure it is marked on people’s records with the police to make sure they root out Islamophobia as a hate crime,” Miliband told the Editor of The Muslim News, Ahmed J Versi in a wide ranging exclusive interview. “We are going to change the law on this so we make it absolutely clear of our abhorrence of...
  • Islamic State captures dam, overruns base in western Iraq

    04/26/2015 5:19:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | 4/26/15 | Bill Roggio & Caleb Weiss
    The Islamic State seized control of a dam and overran a military barracks in the Thar Thar area in western Iraq over the past several days. Over 120 Iraqi soldiers and a senior general were killed during the Islamic State offensive.In a video released by ‘Amaq News, the Islamic State’s unofficial news agency, the jihadist group claimed to have taken control of the Thar Thar dam, which is located northeast of Fallujah in Anbar province. Islamic State fighters attacked the complex with “explosive-laden vehicles,” or suicide car bombs, before engaging with Iraqi troops in a firefight, Reuters noted. Also, the...
  • Officer Involved Shooting at MSP International Airport, 2 Hospitalized

    04/26/2015 5:07:50 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 38 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 4/26/15 | Morgan Wolfe
    An officer and one other person were hospitalized following a shooting at Minneapolis-St.Paul International Airport Saturday night. There was a report of suspicious individuals at the Terminal 1 rental car ramp on the second floor around 9:30 p.m., according to airport police. Once officers arrived and began investigating, police said a vehicle intentionally drove at them, resulting in the officers opening fire on the vehicle. Abdulkadir Sheikh Mahmoud, 36, was the driver of the vehicle and faces aggravated assault charges. Mahmoud was hospitalized, along with one officer who reportedly had non-life threatening injuries. The rental car ramp was reopened at...
  • Islamic State declares caliphate in Yemen, vows to “cut throats of Houthis”

    04/26/2015 4:21:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4/26/15 | Robert Spencer
    Iraq and Syria, Libya, Yemen, Nigeria, the Philippines — but nothing to be concerned about: Obama and John Kerry and David Cameron and every other Western leader assures us that it has nothing to do with Islam. “ISIS Says It’s Established A Caliphate In Yemen,” by Jamie Tarabay, Vocativ, April 24, 2015: Supporters of the Islamic State say they’ve declared a caliphate in the deserts of Yemen, where government forces are battling Shiite Houthi rebels, and Al Qaeda fighters are gaining ground amid the chaos.In a nine minute video published online, the group calls itself Soldiers of the Caliphate in...
  • IAF kills 4 terrorists who crossed into Israel from Syria and planted bombs

    04/26/2015 3:16:14 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/26/15 | Yaakov Lapin
    The IDF said in an official statement that it will not "tolerate any attempt to harm or violate Israeli sovereignty." The Israeli Air Force struck and killed four terrorists who crossed into Israel from Syria and planted explosives near an abandoned IDF post on Sunday night said, a senior IDF source. The source declined to say which organization the terror cell belonged to, saying it was too soon for such details. The incident, which occurred at 21:30 in the northern Golan Heights near Majdal Shams, began when Combat Intelligence Collection Units identified four suspects planting the explosives on the eastern...
  • Edmund Hillary Would Be 'Horrified and Saddened' by Nepal Devastation-Daughter(Son Safe at Everest)

    04/26/2015 3:02:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    TVNZ ^ | April 26 2015
    The family of mountaineering great, the late Sir Edmund Hillary, say he'd be horrified and saddened by the devastating earthquake in Nepal. New Zealand and Nepal have developed a close relationship over the years, mainly through the work of Sir Ed. His son, Peter, was in Nepal when the powerful magnitude 7.8 quake struck on Saturday evening New Zealand time. The quake, centered outside the capital, Kathmandu, killed more than 1,900 people and destroyed infrastructure, homes and historical buildings. Images of Nepal in ruins would have devastated Sir Ed. To us he was the mountaineer who conquered Mt Everest, but...
  • Fresh from battle, R&R now on the radar for US sailors

    04/26/2015 2:08:34 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 12 replies
    The Australian ^ | 27th April 2015 | Andrew Burrell
    The commanding officer of the USS Carl Vinson says Islamic State extremists began as an invad­ing force and ended as an enemy in retreat during the aircraft carrier’s recent six-month deployment to the Middle East. Speaking 250km off Perth on board the massive American vessel — which carries 55 planes, 20 choppers and more than 5000 crew who went ashore at Fremantle yesterday afternoon — Captain Karl Thomas proclaimed the airstrikes over Syria and Iraq a success. ..... "I think why our sailors love to come to Australia so much is that the countries are so similar,” he said. “We...
  • Joe Biden Claims That ‘No President Has Done More To Support Israel’s Security Than Obama’

    04/26/2015 1:56:13 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 32 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | April 25, 2015
    It is well-known the relationship between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not a good one. Nevertheless, both Obama and Netanyahu still have to work on a diplomatic level. Apparently, Obama’s support for allowing Iran to have nuclear capabilities is highly favored by the country’s people, who are recently shown celebrating in the streets. It is also the same deal Netanyahu warned about. A deal which, if approved, would result in dire consequences, not just for Israel, but for the world, according to some observers. For Vice President Joe Biden, he might just be oblivious to the...
  • STEPHANOPOULOS FLOORED AS GINGRICH, BLOOMBERG EDITORS DETAIL SERIOUSNESS OF ‘CLINTON CASH’

    04/26/2015 12:47:36 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 125 replies
    Breitbart Big Journalism ^ | 26 Apr 2015 | Written by Matthew Boyle
    The former public face of Bill Clinton’s White House—and current host of ABC News’ This Week—George Stephanopoulos was floored as two prominent journalists and the Republican Speaker of the House from his Clinton days, Newt Gingrich, laid out for him just how bad the “Clinton Cash” book is for his old bosses. During the show’s roundtable panel after Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer appeared on the show for a lengthy interview, Stephanopoulos teamed with Democratic strategist Donna Brazile in an attempt to discredit Schweizer. But it started with Stephanopoulos making a shocking admission: Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign wouldn’t send out...
  • Hezbollah Builds Runway For Suicide Drones

    04/26/2015 12:18:27 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 22 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | April 24, 2015 | Peter Malcom
    Jane’s Defence Weekly reports that Hezbollah has built a runway in the morthern Bekaa Valley to be used for drones, likely Iranian-made UAVs. New satellite images shows the runway in an area 10 kilometers south of the Lebanese village of Hermel.
Jane’s states: The short length of the runway suggests the facility is not intended to smuggle in weapons shipments from Syria or Iran as it is too short for nearly all the transport aircraft used by the air forces of those countries. An alternative explanation is that the runway was built for Iranian-made UAVs, including the Ababil-3, which has been...
  • Supporters of Senate Iran bill swatting away amendments

    04/26/2015 11:25:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 26, 2015 7:50 AM EDT | Deb Riechmann
    Senate proponents of a bill empowering Congress to review and potentially reject any Iran nuclear deal must first win a battle with some colleagues determined to change the legislation in ways that could sink it. “Anybody who monkeys with this bill is going to run into a buzz saw,” Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina warned ahead of this week’s debate. Also trying to discourage any changes, Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey urged senators to stick with the plan as it emerged from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. […] GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, a presidential...
  • Spying Close to Home: German Intelligence Under Fire for NSA Cooperation

    04/26/2015 10:40:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | April 24, 2015 – 07:20 PM | Maik Baumgärtner, Nikolaus Blome, Hubert Gude, Marcel Rosenbach, Jörg Schindler and Fidelius Schmid
    It was obvious from its construction speed just how important the new site in Bavaria was to the Americans. Only 4˝ months after it was begun, the new surveillance-proof building at the Mangfall Kaserne in Bad Aibling was finished. The structure had a metal exterior and no windows, which led to its derogatory nickname among members of the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), the German foreign intelligence agency: The “tin can.” The construction project was an expression of an especially close and trusting cooperation between the American National Security Agency (NSA) and the BND. Bad Aibling had formerly been a base for US...
  • Iran Threatens Saudis After Aid Planes Blocked

    04/26/2015 10:10:21 AM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Israel National News ^ | April 25, 2015 | Hillel Fendel
    Amid reports of a renewed Saudi offensive against Iranian-allied rebels in Yemen, Iran's news agency reported on Friday that Saudi Arabia had stopped Iranian aid planes from landing in Yemen. Not unexpectedly, a top Iranian official responded with threats directed at Saudi Arabia. Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian warned on Sunday that the Saudi behavior and its siege of Yemen and preventing the dispatch of humanitarian aids "will not remain unanswered." "Saudi Arabia is not entitled to decide for others in the region," Abdollahian added. Iran's FARS News Agency stated that Saudi fighter jets...