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  • WikiLeaks director & Assange’s mentor Gavin MacFadyen dies

    10/24/2016 5:13:32 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 7 replies
    RT television network ^ | 23 Oct, 2016 | RT television network
    WikiLeaks director and founder of the Centre for Investigative Journalism Gavin MacFadyen has died at age 76. The cause of death is yet unknown. His ‘fellows in arms’ have flocked online to post their farewells, including WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange. “We are extremely sad to announce the death of Gavin MacFadyen, CIJ’s Founder, Director and its leading light,” the Centre for Investigative Journalism team wrote on its Twitter.
  • Venezuelan Congress declares that Maduro has staged a coup

    10/23/2016 7:29:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 23, 2016 8:38 PM EDT | Hannah Dreier
    Venezuela’s Congress on Sunday declared that the government had staged a coup by blocking a drive to recall President Nicolas Maduro in a raucous legislative session that was interrupted when his supporters stormed the chamber. Opposition lawmakers vowed to put Maduro on trial after a court friendly to his socialist administration on Thursday suspended their campaign to collect signatures to hold a referendum on removing the deeply-unpopular president. Lawmaker Julio Borges said the opposition-led congress is now in open rebellion after a majority of its members voted that the decision constituted a coup with government participation. …

    10/23/2016 6:11:53 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 48 replies
    EXPRESS.CO.UK ^ | October 15, 2016 | REBECCA FLOOD
    The radical report, titled ‘Replacement Migration: Is It a Solution to Declining and Ageing Populations?’ advocates an influx of immigrants as a means of supporting an ageing population. It projects that over the next 50 years the population of several western countries, including the UK, Germany, France and Italy, will steadily decline unless measures are taken to reverse the trend. Penned in 2001, the report has resurfaced in the wake of the migrant crisis sweeping Europe. It reads: “The new challenges of declining and ageing populations will require comprehensive reassessments of many established policies and programmes, including those relating to...
  • Blowback for American sins in the Philippines

    10/23/2016 4:41:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | October 16, 2016 | Stephen Kinzer
    SOMETIMES AMERICANS THINK we have won a war, only to realize years or decades later that our victory was incomplete. Now we are facing an eruption of anger over a war we waged more than a century ago. Rarely has blowback from an overseas intervention come back to haunt us so long after the shooting stopped. This unexpected challenge has emerged from the Philippines. The new president, Rodrigo Duterte, recently announced plans to pull his country out of America’s orbit and adopt an “independent” foreign policy. “I am anti-West,” he explained. “I do not like the Americans. It’s simply a...
  • A nation wrecked by immigration: Do-gooding Swedes turn against migrants amid violence

    10/23/2016 4:09:54 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 22 replies
    UK Express ^ | Oct 23, 2016 | REBECCA PERRING
    SWEDEN’S open-door policy has WRECKED Europe’s most liberal nation as the Swedes turn against migrants amid an unprecedented rise in violence and sex attacks. For years Sweden has regarded itself as a “humanitarian superpower” - making its mark by offering refugee to those fleeing war and persecution. But people’s patience with their visitors is wearing thin following a year of violence, sickening sex assaults and the death of social worker Alexandra Mezher, 22, who was knifed to death at an asylum centre for unaccompanied children at the hands of a Somalian migrant who claimed he was 15. At the time,...
  • Who Is Saudi Arabia’s ‘Bravest Woman’ Fighting Domestic Abuse?

    10/23/2016 1:44:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Wednesday, 19 October 2016
    Saudi Dr. Maha al-Muneef received the US Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award in 2014. During his recent visit to Saudi Arabia, US President Barak Obama formally presented Muneef with the award for playing her role in protecting women and children in the Saudi Arabia from domestic abuse and violence. recently sat down with Muneef to understand her work as a doctor helping others. Muneef is a mother and knows that courage lies in choosing the right education for her children. She does not want to raise them the same way as her father did to her,...
  • Turkey appoints permanent imam for Hagia Sophia; will lead five daily prayers

    10/23/2016 1:09:57 PM PDT · by cutty · 16 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | October 22, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Observers are warning about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s increasingly neo-Ottoman stance and disregard for secular prerogatives.” Indeed, and this new appointment essentially completes the motion of making the Hagia Sophia into a functioning mosque again. European Union officials ought to see this for what it is: a decisive rejection of any pretense of dealing with the Christian or post-Christian West on a mutually respectful basis. Erdogan is an Islamic supremacist and is pursuing an openly supremacist imperative. European officials who are still pushing for Turkey’s entry into the EU, as well as the ongoing phenomenon of massive Muslim immigration...
  • ‘Make a wish list’: Russian ambassador says Moscow ready to provide assistance to Philippines

    10/23/2016 12:31:35 PM PDT · by mr_griz · 19 replies
    After the president of the Philippines announced a separation from the US – a statement which his government has since walked back – Russia’s ambassador to the country said Moscow is ready to provide assistance to and fully cooperate with Manila. “Formulate your wish list. What kind of assistance do you expect from Russia and we will be ready to sit down with you and discuss what can and should be done,” Russian Ambassador Igor Khovaev told GMA News on Friday. He went on to state that Russia is open to working with the Philippines in “any area, any field...
  • Is THIS what is Happening?

    10/23/2016 10:49:43 AM PDT · by Hillary'sMoralVoid · 37 replies
    Self ^ | 10/23/2016 | HMV
    Is this the blueprint? Step 1: Destabilize as many predominantly Islamic states as possible. Step 2: Create a refugee crisis and guilt European countries into accepting refugees.. Step 3: Foment tensions created by refugees in Europe. Step 4: promote civil unrest and instability in European nations. Step 5: Ignite warfare between native European citizens and immigrants. Step 6: Witness the destruction of western society with major loss of life, culture and the crippling of industries. Arab Spring making more sense now?
  • Who’s in Putin’s Pocket — Clinton or Trump? (Clinton Uranium RussiaGate scandal)

    10/23/2016 10:58:13 AM PDT · by ETL · 17 replies
    The New American ^ | August 3, 2016 | William F. Jasper
    While serving as secretary of state to President Obama, Hillary Clinton delivered one fifth of America’s uranium deposits to Russia. So charge investigators who have been delving into the murky — and very alarming — dealings of Secretary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation with a company known as Uranium One, and various “private” Russian companies and official Russian agencies. Moreover, her critics accuse Hillary and Bill Clinton of raking in a huge fortune (over $130 million) from the American, Canadian, and Russian investors who helped arrange for these Russian companies — under the control, ultimately, of Vladimir Putin — to...
  • Hillary Sent Classified Email to Home for Printing by Household Employee

    10/23/2016 8:41:04 AM PDT · by AJFavish · 16 replies
    Fox News Channel ^ | October 21, 2016 | Ed Henry
    On the October 21, 2016 broadcast of Fox News Channel's Special Report, correspondent Ed Henry gave the report linked below. At 2:32 into the broadcast he stated something that I cannot find reported anywhere else. He stated: "Now the State Department revealed late today that the FBI found one more Clinton email that has classified information. This note was about the UAE [United Arab Emarites] and [Huma]Abedin sent it to Clinton and then she forwarded it on to a household employee in Chappaqua and said please print this out, even though it had classifed information."
  • In Britain, Bernie Sanders's Brother Falls Short of Election

    10/23/2016 7:50:55 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 4 replies
    Former U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders' elder brother has failed to be elected to the British parliament. Larry Sanders was running as the Green Party candidate for the vacated House of Commons seat of former prime minister David Cameron in Witney, in the southern English countryside near Oxford.
  • Vehicle-Born IED Destroys Entire Afghan Compound In Seconds [VIDEO]

    10/23/2016 7:26:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 10/22/2016 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Strikingly clear drone footage shows a vehicle laden with explosives destroy an entire Afghan army compound in a matter of seconds, after a Taliban militant drives unhindered onto the base. A vehicle is seen approaching the outpost in the footage published Friday. The vehicle drives through the open gates and continues apparently unchecked into the heart of the outpost. Seconds later, the entire compound goes up in flames.
  • America Has Stashed Thousands Of Tanks, Artillery In Secret Caves In Norway For War With Russia

    10/23/2016 6:28:31 AM PDT · by Strategy · 39 replies
    The Sun ^ | October 20, 2016 | By Danny Collins
    US MILITARY chiefs have hoarded masses of military gear in underground Norwegian caves to ward off Vladimir Putin, it is claimed. The US has already announced the deployment of 300 Marines to the Scandinavian country that shares a 120-mile border with Russia. The US military is understood to be hoarding equipment in Norwegian storage centres in the event war breaks out with Russia. The method is similar to the ones used by Nato powers during the Cold War. It comes amid deteriorating relations between Moscow and the US over the former's role supporting Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad in the country's...
  • China likely to repeat Japan’s lost decades with debt, unbalanced economy, Senate hearing finds

    10/23/2016 2:22:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Market Watch ^ | July 14, 2016 | Harvard Zhang
    China likely to repeat Japan’s lost decades with debt, unbalanced economy, Senate hearing finds By Harvard Zhang Published: July 14, 2016 3:16 p.m. ET WASHINGTON ? China is likely to fall into the same economic trap as Japan did to muddle along with sluggish growth as it hesitates to deal with the overcapacity and excess debt issues, economists told a Senate hearing Thursday. A further slowdown in the Chinese economy would affect the U.S. by denting the exports of China’s Asian and European trading partners and encouraging a flurry of global currency depreciation, witnesses told the Senate Banking Committee. “China’s...
  • Gaza Agriculture on Brink of Collapse

    10/23/2016 12:40:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | 1p/22
    h small manufacturing plants in the Gaza Strip shutting down one after the other and the bigger ones barely holding on against impossible odds, agriculture there is next in line for a resounding crash. Unlike other manufacturing sectors, the farmers’ economic downfall will have immediate and dire consequences for residents of the Gaza Strip. Even now, the UN’s Relief and Works Agency regularly supplies more than half the residents with sacks of flour, rice, sugar and oil. Fruits and vegetables grown locally make up an important part of their meager diets. The slow ruin of Gaza’s agricultural sector began about...
  • Oklahoma, Louisiana Decline Russian Request to Monitor Polling Stations on Election Day

    10/23/2016 12:16:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Louisiana and Oklahoma have declined a Russian request to send its diplomats to monitor polling stations on Election Day, according to letters from state officials provided to CNN. In turning down the request from the Russian consulate in Houston, Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler wrote that recent flooding had left his office extremely short-staffed trying to deal with the damage and prepare adequately for the vote on November 8.
  • Iraq Parliament in Surprise Vote to Ban Alcohol

    10/23/2016 12:06:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Sunday, 23 October 2016
    Iraq’s parliament on Saturday voted to ban the sale, import and production of alcohol, in a surprise move likely to anger some minorities but also to please influential religious parties. Proponents of the ban argue that it is justified by the constitution, which prohibits any law contradicting Islam. But some opponents argue that it also violates the same constitution which guarantees the traditions of religious minorities.
  • Texas Denies Russian Consulate Request to Observe Voting

    10/22/2016 11:26:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Oct 21, 2016 | Julie Fine
    Similar requests were denied by Oklahoma and LouisianaThe state of Texas has denied a request to have Russian officials be present at polling stations during the Nov. 8 general election, according to a letter obtained by NBC Dallas-Fort Worth. The Texas secretary of state's office said it received a letter from Russia's consulate general in Houston seeking to have one of its officers present at a voting precinct to study the "US experience in organization of voting process." Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos said no, adding that "only persons authorized by law may be inside of a polling location...
  • 11 Items from Clinton Foundation's Dealings with Russian Uraniium (Americans Worried)

    10/22/2016 9:55:03 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 11 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | April 2015 | Michael Hausum
    The New York Times on Thursday [April 2015] published an article about the Clinton Foundation, its receipt of millions of dollars from foreign governments and other interests, and the U.S. government's involvement in Russia's stated goal to expand its control of the world's uranium market. All while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. The NY Times didn't reach a conclusion, but one question looms very large: As Secretary of State, did Hillary influence an international deal giving a Russian company 20% ownership of America's uranium production, in return for millions of dollars of cash donations to the Clinton Foundation? Here...
  • Hillary Clinton Tops Middle East Forum’s ‘Islamist Money List’

    10/22/2016 8:25:22 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 21, 2016 | Allum Bokhari
    The Middle East Forum has released its 2015-16 “Islamist Money In Politics” list, charting the top ten recipients of contributions from Islamic organizations — and Hillary Clinton is at the top of the list. According to the Middle East Forum, their list tracks political donations from “from individuals who subscribe to the same Islamic supremacism as Khomeini, Bin Laden, and ISIS.” Clinton has received a total of $41,165 from individuals that the Middle East Forum describes as “prominent Islamists,” including $19,249 from senior officials of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which was declared a terrorist organization by the United...
  • Amb. Stevens’s Deputy in Libya: Washington Did Not Ensure We Had Ability to Protect Ourselves

    10/22/2016 7:30:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 21, 2016 | 5:48 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The State Department’s second-ranking diplomat in Libya on the day that terrorists attacked the U.S. facilities in Benghazi and killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods says a key lesson Americans should take from that event is that officials in Washington, D.C. have a responsibility to make sure Americans serving their country abroad have the ability to protect themselves. “That did not happen in Benghazi,” says Gregory Hicks, who was the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli on Sept. 11, 2012. […] Hicks told that he and Stevens saw the move...
  • Former ICE Agent: Smugglers Have ‘More Effective’ Intel Network Than US Gov’t.

    10/22/2016 7:09:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 20, 2016 | 3:03 PM EDT | Amy Furr
    Drug smugglers and human traffickers “have a very effective intelligence gathering system” that is “much more effective than what we have in the U.S. government,” former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent A.J. Irwin said Wednesday during a panel discussion at the National Press Club in Washington. The discussion highlighted recent statistics from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency showing a dramatic ten-fold increase in the number of illegal immigrants claiming asylum when they reach the U.S. border since 2009. Irwin said that smugglers quickly find out about changes in U.S. law or policy and then move...
  • Official publication says China needs Mao-like strongman leader, and that Xi fits the bill

    10/22/2016 6:07:58 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 5 replies
    The exhortation was made by Peoples’ Tribune, which is affiliated with party organ People’s Daily and came just ahead of a key meeting of top officials this week to lay the groundwork for the leadership reshuffle next year. The article, published on October 18, also echoed praise from senior politicians earlier this year, calling for Xi to be named “the core” of the party leadership – a term that carries strong political meaning. People’s Tribune said that modern China needed a strongman leader, and that President Xi Jinping had the qualities to make one. China needed a strongman politician so...
  • Clinton lawyer may have exposed entire server to China

    10/22/2016 5:57:46 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | OCT 21 2016 | JOEL GEHRKE
    Hillary Clinton's lawyer may have allowed hackers to obtain all of the former secretary of state's emails by reviewing the contents of her private server on a laptop tied to Chinese cyberspies, a House Republican charged on Friday. Heather Samuelson was one of the Clinton aides who sifted through the private email server used during Clinton's tenure at the State Department, and helped decide which would be designated as personal messages and which were work-related. That's when the potential Chinese hacks may have taken place, because she used two laptops made by Lenovo, a company with ties to the Chinese...
  • $770,000,000 In Taxpayer Money Obama Just Paid to Renovate Overseas Mosques [VIDEO]

    10/22/2016 5:52:55 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 57 replies
    Seven hundred and seventy million dollars. That’s right, Barack Obama, John Kerry, and Hillary Clinton conspired together to send nearly $1 billion to the Middle East to renovate mosques.
  • Mosul: Turkey insists its forces 'cannot remain idle'

    10/22/2016 5:36:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    PM Binali Yildirim said it might be necessary to take action because Iraq and the US had not kept their promises. He said both countries had allowed Shia militias and Kurdish separatists to take part in the operation. Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi on Saturday told the US that there was no need for Turkish forces as yet. Fighting on the sixth day of the offensive on Saturday was reported to be intense, as the Iraqi military seized more ground. ... Correspondents say Mr Abadi's refusal to countenance the prospect of Turkish involvement in the Mosul offensive could upset Turkish President...
  • For or Against Triple Talaq? Signature War Erupts in Muslim Community

    10/22/2016 5:20:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | Oct 22, 2016 | Moushumi Das Gupta
    At least two organisations working for the rights of Muslims have alleged their women are being forced to sign a form supporting ‘triple talaq’, even as a signature war erupted in the community in support and against the Islamic way of divorce. While the All India Muslim Personal Law Board has launched a nationwide drive to collect signatures of people “to save and protect Shariat Laws” --- related to marriage, divorce and inheritance, women’s rights groups have come up with a counter-campaign. The signature war comes against the backdrop of the Law Commission’s move to get feedback on the contentious...
  • As Aleppo Burns, Spain Resupplies The Russian Navy

    10/22/2016 4:56:48 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 24 replies
    After more than two and a half years Russia continues its illegal occupation of Crimea and its war in eastern Ukraine. As part of its unconditional support for Syrian dictator Basher al-Assad, it is indiscriminately bombing civilians in Aleppo—an action described by some as war crimes. And yet, some European countries continue to provide Russia with military support. Most notable among these is Spain. This member of both NATO and the EU has opened its ports to the Russian Navy. At least 25 Russian Navy vessels have refueled and resupplied at Spanish ports since Moscow invaded and annexed Crimea in...
  • Colombia's Largest Airline Cancels Flights to Caracas

    10/22/2016 4:18:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Colombia's flagship airline has grounded all flights to Caracas after a mid-air intercept of one of its planes by Venezuela's air force. Avianca said that it's also rerouting several flights to Europe to avoid Venezuelan air space until further notice. ``We're waiting for them to guarantee the security conditions required to operate,'' Avianca spokeswoman Gilma Usuga told The Associated Press. The incident took place on a Bogota-bound flight that departed from Madrid. The Boeing 787 was flying at a high altitude near Venezuela's western border with Colombia when at 7:10 p.m. local time (00:10 GMT) on Friday another aircraft was...
  • Who paid Bill Clinton's $2.5 million commission & $500,000 speaking fee (US uranium to Russia)

    10/22/2016 3:59:29 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 14 replies ^ | July 27, 2016 | Sierra Spaulding
    Who paid Bill Clinton's $2.5 million commission and $500k speaking fee for brokering the sale of 20% of America's uranium deposits to Russia? You are speaking about a really interesting deal that ended up giving Vladimir Putin and the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States. Since uranium is considered a strategic asset, with implications for national security, the deal had to be approved by a committee composed of representatives from a number of United States government agencies. Among the agencies that eventually signed off was the State Department, headed by none other than...
  • The Hawk on Russia Policy? Hillary Clinton, Not Donald Trump

    10/22/2016 2:31:46 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 41 replies
    NYTimes ^ | October 20, 2016 | David E. Sanger
    Hillary Clinton made it abundantly clear Wednesday night that if she defeats Donald J. Trump next month she will enter the White House with the most contentious relationship with Russia of any president in more than three decades, and with a visceral, personal animus toward Vladimir V. Putin, its leader. “We haven’t seen a you-can’t-trust-these-guys tone like this since the days of Ronald Reagan,” said Stephen Sestanovich, who served in President Bill Clinton’s State Department and is the author of “Maximalist: America in the World from Truman to Obama.” “But even that was more a systemic criticism of the Soviet...
  • Egyptian court confirms 20-year prison sentence on Mursi

    10/22/2016 2:31:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/22/16 | Haitham Ahmed - Reuters
    CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court confirmed a 20-year prison sentence against former president Mohamed Mursi on Saturday, judicial sources told Reuters. The sentence was for a conviction arising from the killings of protesters during demonstrations in 2012. It is the first of Mursi's four convictions to reach the end of the judicial process, and he cannot appeal further against it. Twenty-year jail sentences were also confirmed against other senior figures from the then-ruling Muslim Brotherhood, including Mohamed el-Beltagy and Essam el-Erian. The men were convicted in April 2015 on charges including kidnapping, torture and the killings of protesters during...
  • Clinton Journalist Has Meltdown After His Russian Conspiracy Theory Is Debunked

    10/22/2016 12:43:14 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 27 replies
    The ^ | October 21, 2016 | Michael Sainato
    In August 2016, Politico reported top Democrats held a conference call discussing damage control surrounding future releases from WikiLeaks, apparently deciding to collectively allege the leaks will include fabricated content. In a desperate and sloppy attempt to create a link between Russia and Donald Trump, Newsweek writer Kurt Eichenwald wrote an article titled “Dear Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, I am not Sidney Blumenthal.” The article claimed the publication Sputnik and Trump coordinated an attack on Hillary Clinton. In reality, Sputnik news editor and Georgetown graduate Bill Moran rushed to publish a story about a WikiLeaks email in which Clinton...
  • Shocking billboard targets Austin's 'immigrant population'

    10/22/2016 12:09:59 PM PDT · by McGruff · 33 replies
    CBS Austin ^ | October 21st 2016 | Katherine Rodriguez
    A new billboard off interstate 35 is causing a lot of dispute among Austin's citizens. The advertisement hints undocumented immigrants should join the dating site to avoid deportation. The sign reads, "Undocumented Immigrant? Before You Get Deported, Get a Sugar Daddy,” and it is just off highway I-35 near Frontage Road. Jacob Webster, the online's site CMO says he decided to run the ad “in response to Donald Trump's promise to deport all 11 million of the nation’s undocumented immigrants.” “ skews heavily towards Hispanic women, with that demo making up over 31% of all the females on our...
  • Jordan's NOT HAVING Donna Brazile's Russia Dodge! [The Young Turks!]

    10/22/2016 11:44:14 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 10 replies
    The Young Turks ^ | October19, 2016 | The Young Turks
    Video at link. 3 minutes 39 seconds
  • ISIS executes 284 men and boys held as human shields

    10/22/2016 11:02:12 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 36 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 22, 2016 | Gareth Davies and Julian Robinson and Paddy Dinham For Mailonline
    ISIS have executed hundreds of men and boys having used them as human shields to defend against advancing coalition forces in Mosul. The terror group used a bulldozer to dump the corpses in a mass grave at the city's abandoned College of Agriculture. All 284 victims, including children, were said to have been shot. Some of the 550 families taken hostage by Islamic State were able to return home while others will continue to be used as human shields by retreating jihadis. Families have been waving the white flag in vain as terrorists round up villagers in an attempt to...
  • ISIS goes on a killing spree

    10/22/2016 9:52:58 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/10/16
    The Iraqi and Kurdish armies continue to progress towards Mosul in northern Iraq, and are now a mere 15 kilometers from the city itself. Terrorist group ISIS slaughtered 284 men and boys, then piled their bodies in a mass grave. CNN reported ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi slaughtered 59 senior ISIS captains after they attempted to negotiate withdrawal from Mosul in return for safely escaping the city. About a thousand people were suffered injuries from breathing gases in the Mosul area, after a sulfur factory in the south of the city was set on fire. The fire is assumed to...
  • Australia agrees to first national gun amnesty in 20 years

    10/22/2016 9:47:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 10/21/2016 | unknown
    Australia will allow gun owners to hand in illegal firearms without penalty next year as concerns grow over gun crimes involving such weapons, a federal minister said Friday. Australia's police and justice ministers agreed at a meeting to start a nationwide gun amnesty from the middle of 2017, Justice Minister Michael Keenan said. "Australia is world-renowned for the strength of our firearm laws, but illegal firearms do remain a deadly weapon of choice for organized criminals," Keenan told reporters. It will be the first Australia-wide amnesty since a gun buy-back program in 1996 that followed a lone gunman killing 35...
  • TUBE BOMB: Terror as crude IED found on train fails to explode - MORE attacks expected

    10/22/2016 8:32:53 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 28 replies
    ARMED anti-terror police were flooding London today amid fears a BOMB found on a Tube train last night was just the first of many. Officers tasered and arrested a 19-year-old man after a "viable improvised explosive device" was found on a Tube train at North Greenwich. North Greenwich tube station was evacuated for nearly seven hours after London Underground staff found the suspect package on an eastbound Jubilee Line train. But experts warned the IED may have been just the first in a co-ordinated attack on the capital.
  • UN bans skeptical journalists from climate summit for holding views not ‘particularly helpful’

    10/22/2016 8:03:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 10/21/2016 | Marc Morano
    UN official Nick Nuttall on why conservative media outlet is being banned: 'I don't see what they are actually reporting as being particularly helpful." Even establishment & warmist CBC was having none of the UN's excuses. CBC to UN: 'Do people have to prove that they're helpful in order to be accredited journalists?' - 'So it does seem that what Mr. Levant is saying is true — that you didn't like his point of view.'
  • Wikileaks: Clinton Foundation involved in response to EBOLA in Liberia.

    10/22/2016 7:58:48 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 13 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | Oct 22 2016 | released by Wikileaks To: Date: 2014-09-13 11:07 Subject: Fwd: ebola plan fyi Begin forwarded message: > From: "Walter T. Gwenigale" > Subject: Re: ebola plan > Date: September 13, 2014 at 5:45:14 AM EDT > To: "James Tomarken" > Cc:,,, ""Walter Gwenigale"" , "Walter Gwenigale" , "Walter Gwenigale" , "Jacob Hughes" , "Denise Walsh" , "Mae Podesta" , "Michael Fine" , "Michael Fine" > Reply-To: > > Thanks, Jim, for getting to me yourself. If implemented, your proposal > will be a great help to us. Dr. Moses Massaquoi, the head of the Clinton > Foundation in...
  • Putin Destroys Hillary Clinton

    10/22/2016 7:14:52 AM PDT · by AndyJackson · 15 replies
    You Tube ^ | October 16, 2016 | Taken Soulja
    Hillary: Mr. Putin is a KGB Officer and lacks a heart. Putin: I may not have a heart, but I have a BRAIN> Putin Destroys Hillary Clinton
  • Wikileaks: Dems looking for a 'Trump ISIS' video, seeks to de-couple Hillary from Obama

    10/22/2016 7:01:27 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 23 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | Oct 22 2016 | released by WIkileaks To: Date: 2015-12-21 12:09 Subject: Re: HRC, Obama and ISIS That's good, sooner it's clarified the better, and the stronger the better. Re the Trump ISIS video, if we don't have the proof campaign should assign 100 people to look for it ASAP, there is probably something on tape somewhere. p.s. On the UN last week, support it yes, but be careful. I love Kerry like a bro' and support him always as HRC should and does. But be careful about the U.N., support but don't go too far. Putin did not agree to anything about removing Assad...
  • This IS our Last Chance, and the Elections ARE Rigged! [radio]

    10/22/2016 6:53:35 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 5 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | October 22, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    Election and voter fraud are myths? Who knew? Despite mounds and decades of evidence to the contrary, the media tell us that Trump is “dangerous” and “undemocratic” for daring to suggest that this election, including the media’s coverage of the candidates, is rigged. We may appropriately quote 1984: “Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.” Right now they have the control; it’s our job to wrest it back from them. Since the final debate, there’s been hardly a mention of 1) The Clinton Foundation – a criminal enterprise 2) Hillary’s incitement of violence...
  • The Philippines Just Blew Up Obama's Asia Pivot [Bloomberg Link Only]

    10/22/2016 5:51:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | October 21, 2016 | Eli Lake
  • Taiwan Reportedly Plans to Upgrade Supersonic Hsiung Feng III Missiles

    10/22/2016 5:27:45 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Global Taiwan Brief ^ | October 20, 2016 | Russell Hsiao
    Against the backdrop of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) military modernization and growing precision strike capabilities, some media reports indicate that Taipei may have plans to produce 10 to 60 Hsiung Feng III (HF-3; 雄風三型, “Brave Wind III”) supersonic missiles with a range above 162 nautical miles under projects codenamed “God’s Spear” (神戈計劃) and “Coiled Dragon” (蟠龍計畫), respectively. According to the media, an “HF-3 extended range model missile” (雄三增程型飛彈) project may be in the works and a testing phase is slated for completion by the middle of 2017, to enter mass production in 2018. The missiles could be deployed in...
  • Russian Rustbucket (Carrier) Bumbling Along Channel 'Has Tow Boat In Case It Breaks Down'

    10/22/2016 4:23:38 AM PDT · by Strategy · 92 replies
    Daily Express ^ | October 22, 2016 | By Vincent Wood
    THE RUSSIAN aircraft carrier floating through the Channel in a show of Putin's naval might is a Soviet antique plagued by technical problems, it has been revealed. The Admiral Kuznetsov, part of a fleet destined for Syria, was seen belching black smoke off the coast of Dover. But while it looks daunting, the vast vessel is a relic of the Soviet era -- with the port side still bearing it's communist name - "Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Kuznetsov". The ship even has a tow boat running alongside waiting for it to grind to a stuttering halt....
  • Rasmussen Poll: Most Voters Say Clinton Should Have Been Indicted

    10/21/2016 11:45:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 21 Oct 2016 05:55 PM | Joe Crowe
    Most voters say that Hillary Clinton should have been indicted over her mishandling of classified information when she was secretary of state, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll. In the poll, voters said: The FBI should have sought a criminal indictment: 53 percent;The FBI made the right decision not to seek one: 39 percent.A large portion of voters believe that Clinton’s issues with classified information are an important factor in whom they choose for president. …
  • Syria says east Aleppo ceasefire has begun, promises 'safe exit'

    10/21/2016 9:36:12 PM PDT · by Mariner · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 21st, 2016 | By Suleiman Al-Khalidi | AMMAN
    The Syrian military said on Thursday a unilateral ceasefire backed by Russia had come into force to allow people to leave besieged eastern Aleppo, a move rejected by rebels who say they are preparing a counter-offensive to break the blockade. State media earlier said the army had opened exit corridors in two designated areas in the Bustan al Qasr quarter and near the Castello road in northern Aleppo city. Waiting buses were shown on state television. Intensified Russian and Syrian bombing of besieged rebel-held parts of Aleppo in the past weeks has hit hospitals, bakeries and water pumping stations, and...