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  • Putin:(Turkey)Downing Of Jet A 'Stab In The Back'

    11/24/2015 4:47:51 PM PST · by lbryce · 5 replies
    Sky News ^ | November 24, 2015 | Staff
    Putin: Downing Of Jet A 'Stab In The Back' International powers call for calm as the Russian leader warns Turkey downing one of its jets will have "serious consequences". The shooting down of a Russian jet by Turkey is a "stab in the back" committed by "accomplices of terrorists", Vladimir Putin has said. The Sukhoi Su-24 was warned 10 times before being downed near the Syrian border by two Turkish F16 jets for violating the country's airspace, according to the Turkish military. A Turkish official said two Russian planes approached the Turkish border and were warned before one of them...
  • Obama: Global Climate Conference in Paris Will Be ‘Powerful Rebuke’ To Terrorists [chortle]

    11/24/2015 4:13:31 PM PST · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11/24/15 | Aaron Kliegman
    President Obama concluded his formal remarks at a joint press conference with French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday by saying that next week’s Global Climate Conference in Paris will be a “powerful rebuke” to terrorists such as the Islamic State.Appearing together in the White House East Room, Obama and Hollande each made a statement on the current state of the effort to counter the Islamic State before taking questions from the press.After expressing solidarity with France in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris carried out by Islamic State and discussing more broadly the campaign against the jihadist group,...
  • American Touted As Poster Child Of Islamophobia Reportedly Arrested On Terror Charges In Turkey

    11/24/2015 4:11:03 PM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/24/15 | Chuck Ross
    An American convert to Islam who became the center of a national firestorm two years ago when he claimed he was unfairly placed on a Department of Homeland Security no-fly list has reportedly been arrested in Turkey on suspicion of being part of an ISIS cell.PJ Media reported late Monday that Saadiq Long and seven others were arrested near the Turkey-Syria border on suspicion of being part of a terrorist cell. U.S. and Turkish officials confirmed the arrest, according to PJ Media’s Patrick Poole.Long, a 10-year U.S. Air Force veteran living in Qatar, gained international attention in 2012 when several...
  • Explosives Found in Packages Bound for U.S. at Cairo Airport: Report

    11/24/2015 3:45:51 PM PST · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | November 23, 2015
    Two DHL packages containing explosive materials were found by security officials at the Cairo International Airport Tuesday. Reports say the packages were making their way to the United States through London. Ahram.org reports: The source at the airport said that the parcels, weighting about 10kg, were going through security procedures when the explosive substances were detected by the X-Ray scans. The two parcels underwent further examinations which confirmed the existence of explosives. The official said that the parcels have been put under heavy security until authorities can identify their owners.
  • Team Rubio’s Pathetic National Security Attack on Cruz

    11/24/2015 3:32:22 PM PST · by Isara · 4 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | November 24th, 2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    We are now back to the arsonist blaming the firefighter for arson, again.  This time Marco Rubio’s backers have really stepped in it with Iowa voters by running an ad insinuating that Cruz is responsible for Paris-style terror attacks because he voted to reform the NSA bulk data collection.  The Cruz campaign probably couldn’t pay Team Rubio enough money to continue running those ads because Iowa voters hate the mass surveillance state.    Sean Noble, a Rubio backer, is running $200,000 worth of ads in Iowa through his 501(c)4 group assailing Cruz as weak on national security because he championed the...
  • Greenfield: Everything is Fine until the Bombs Go Off.

    11/24/2015 4:20:42 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 17 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog/Front Page Magazine ^ | Monday, November 23, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, November 23, 2015 Everything's Fine Until the Bombs Go Off Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Last month, French President Francois Hollande ridiculed the idea that the massive numbers of Muslim migrants entering his country were any kind of threat. “Those who argue that we are being invaded are manipulators and falsifiers, who do this only for political reasons, to scare,” the left-wing politician huffed. And then the pudgy little Socialist had to be rapidly evacuated from France’s national soccer stadium after one of those refugees blew himself up trying to reach Monsieur le Président, and...
  • Canada delays influx of Syrian refugees to February

    11/24/2015 3:15:53 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/11/15 | Ben Ariel
    Canada remains committed to taking in 25,000 Syrian refugees but will only welcome 10,000 of them by year's end, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government said Tuesday, according to AFP. The Liberal government, which had pledged to take in the full number of refugees this year, said another 15,000 would now arrive in 2016, by the end of February. The delay follows criticisms that Ottawa was moving too fast amid security concerns in the aftermath of deadly attacks in Paris. "Canadians have said do this right and if it takes a little longer to do it, then take the time," Immigration...
  • Iowans hold rally in support of Syrian refugees

    11/24/2015 3:14:09 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 36 replies
    The "We support all refugees" rally is described by organizers as a peaceful protest against the ban on Syrian refugees. It is scheduled from 1-4 p.m. outside at the Statehouse at East 9th Street and Grand Avenue.
  • Joe Lieberman: Media exaggerates Obama-Netanyahu hostility

    11/24/2015 2:47:23 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/11/15 | Ari Soffer
    Relations between Binyamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama are not quite as bad as they have been made out to be - and things could yet improve in the coming months, according to former leading Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman. Speaking at Haifa University Tuesday, Lieberman - who served as Senator from 1988-2012, during which time he was nominated as the 2000 Democratic vice presidential candidate - did acknowledge that the personal relationship between the two was far from perfect. Lieberman was the keynote speaker at the opening of the third session of the Ruderman Program for American Jewish Studies at the...
  • Obama pokes Putin, says jet shoot-down part of ‘ongoing problem’ with Russians

    11/24/2015 2:35:31 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 82 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 24 Nov 15 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama said the shoot-down "points to an ongoing problem with the Russian operations" in Syria, including attacks against moderate Syrian opposition groups near the Turkish border. If Russia were going after the Islamic State instead, Mr. Obama said, such mistakes "are less likely to occur." He said it’s important for Turkish and Russian officials to communicate and to "discourage any kind of escalation." French President Francois Hollande called the incident "a serious one." "We must prevent an escalation," he said. Mr. Obama said the U.S. is still gathering facts of the shoot-down, but said Turkey "has a right to...
  • Militants Attack Hotel in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, Killing at Least 7

    11/24/2015 2:30:54 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 17 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | NOV. 24, 2015 | KAREEM FAHIM
    Militants Attack Hotel in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, Killing at Least 7 By KAREEM FAHIMNOV. 24, 2015 CAIRO — Islamic State militants attacked a hotel in the northern Sinai Peninsula of Egypt with explosives and gunfire early on Tuesday, killing at least seven people, including a judge, according to security officials, Egyptian state media and a statement by the group. The hotel, the Swiss Inn Resort in El Arish, was housing judges who were monitoring Egypt’s parliamentary elections, an important political milestone for the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The militants were able to penetrate the hotel despite the heavy...
  • The little-known group at the center of the Turkey-Russia crisis (He looks like an ISIS to me)

    11/24/2015 2:14:29 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 13 replies
    vox.com ^ | November 24, 2015, 2:50 p.m. ET | Jennifer Williams
    The little-known group at the center of the Turkey-Russia crisis Updated by Jennifer Williams on November 24, 2015, 2:50 p.m. ET @jenn_ruth jennifer@vox.com Jennifer R. Williams: How do you think this incident will affect Turkish-Russian relations? Henri Barkey: Until recently, the Turks and the Russians had succeeded in compartmentalizing their differences over Syria. Because they're on opposite sides: Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war, the Turks have tried to do everything they could to overthrow Assad, and Russia has done everything they could to keep Assad in power. But it didn't affect the relationship between [Turkish President Recep...
  • U.S. steps up Ukrainian combat training

    11/24/2015 2:02:55 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies
    politico.com ^ | 11/23/15 | Michael Crowley
    The United States began combat training for Ukrainian Army forces on Monday, expanding its effort to help Ukraine defeat Russian-backed separatists. Until now, U.S. trainers had worked only with Ukraine’s Interior Ministry, and officials say the shift to regular army training signals President Barack Obama's growing commitment to Ukraine's defense against the aggression of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
  • NATO ambassadors to Turkey: Why didn’t you just escort that Russian plane out of your airspace?

    11/24/2015 1:45:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/24/2015 | AllahPundit
    If you’re worried that Turkey’s going to use Article 5 of NATO to drag the U.S. and other western nations into a hot war with Russia, don’t be. Sounds from this response like NATO will fall apart before anyone goes to the mat for the Turks. NATO ambassadors called on Ankara to show “cool-headedness” on Tuesday following an emergency meeting in Brussels, after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border, diplomats said.Diplomats present at the meeting told Reuters that while none of the 28 NATO envoys defended Russia’s actions, many expressed concern that Turkey did not...
  • Russia accuses Kiev of playing politics with Crimea blackout

    11/24/2015 1:32:21 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies
    ft.com ^ | Nov 24, 2015 | Roman Olearchyk
    Russia has denounced Kiev’s failure to restore power supplies to Crimea as politically motivated and threatened economic retaliation against its southern neighbour, days after suspicious explosions cut transmission lines from mainland Ukraine and left the Kremlin-annexed peninsula with almost no electricity.
  • How Obama's Response to ISIS Is Boosting Trump and Cruz

    11/24/2015 1:29:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 24, 2015 | Eric Pianin, The Fiscal Times
    President Obama’s low-key response to the recent ISIS attacks in Paris has turned off many Americans, even as the bombastic, tough-guy talk of Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is resonating with Republican voters, according to new polling data. Obama, who drew sharp criticism from Republicans and some Democrats for his response to the deadly Nov. 13 terrorist attacks, met on Tuesday in Washington with French President Francois Hollande, who is seeking to bolster international cooperation and intensified attacks against ISIS forces. Obama said that the United States stands united in “total solidarity with France,” but he did not...
  • Turks Shoot Down Archduke Ferdinand's Jet as Obama's Abandonment of Iraq Causes Pain in the Mideast

    11/24/2015 1:01:15 PM PST · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 11-24-2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    Full Title: Turks Shoot Down Archduke Ferdinand's Jet as Obama's Abandonment of Iraq Causes More Pain in the Mideast BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Did you see where Turkey shot down a military jet of Archduke Ferdinand? Archduke Ferdinand's military jet shot down over... (interruption) It's just my way of saying what everybody thinks. You know, it is amazing to me, it really is... How? I don't know, what's the word? Unified? So you have Turkey shoots down a Russian jet, and you look at one place, you look at a hundred places and they say, "This is exactly how World War...
  • ‘A Shocking Truth Is Unfolding’: Matt Drudge Teases Bombshell Claim About U.S. and Islamic State

    11/24/2015 12:56:42 PM PST · by amorphous · 182 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 24 Nov 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Matt Drudge dropped a huge claim against the U.S. government, arguing "America has been arming" the Islamic State in a cryptic tweet. No other context was immediately provided.
  • Muslim World Reacts to Obama's Speech

    11/24/2015 12:54:46 PM PST · by MoochPooch · 18 replies
    For those that understand "Poe's Law" no further disclaimer is required. For those that don't.........I suggest you look it up.
  • Hostages held in northern French town of Roubaix

    11/24/2015 12:42:27 PM PST · by traumer · 2 replies
    A group of armed men are said to have taken hostages in the northern French town of Roubaix near the border with Belgium, reports say. A police operation is under way and an area of the town has been cordoned off. Local media said the incident took place at around 19:00 local time (18:00 GMT). The incident does not appear to be related to the ongoing security situation in France following the 13 November attacks in Paris. Gunshots were fired, according to reports and local residents. The armed men may have been planning a robbery, reports say.
  • Apparent suicide attack on Tunisian presidential guard bus kills 12

    11/24/2015 12:38:14 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/24/15
    At least 12 people were killed on Tuesday when an explosion tore through a bus full of Tunisian presidential guards in an attack that one source said was probably the work of a suicide bomber. Ambulances rushed wounded from the scene and security forces closed off streets around Mohamed V Avenue, one of the main streets in the capital Tunis, where the charred wreckage of the bus lay, not far from the Interior Ministry.
  • Obama Lectures On Refugees: "We Must Uphold Our Ideals Now"

    11/24/2015 12:18:57 PM PST · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday at a press conference with French President Francois Hollande, President Barack Obama declared it “our humanitarian duty” to help out with refugees fleeing the Middle East. Obama said, “Americans will not be terrorized. I say all this because another part of being vigilant, another part of defeating terrorists like ISIL is upholding the rights and freedoms that define our two great republics. That includes freedom of religion.
  • The Closing Of The Global Economy

    11/24/2015 12:18:26 PM PST · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 23 November2015 | Joseph Calhoun via Zero Hedge
    don’t often write about global geopolitics because I think, in general, investors spend too much time worrying about things they can’t control or aren’t going to happen or wouldn’t matter much if they did. The best example is the Middle East which has been a mess my entire life and long before it for that matter. Changing your investments based on the latest threat in or from the Levant is a recipe for constant chaos. The only accurate prediction about the Middle East will always be that the various factions that have been fighting for centuries will continue to fight....
  • Tunisia bus of presidential guards targeted in blast

    11/24/2015 12:16:00 PM PST · by jpl · 1 replies
    BBC News ^ | Tuesday November 24, 2015 | BBC News
    An explosion has hit a bus carrying presidential guards in Tunisia's capital, Tunis, officials say. At least 12 people have been killed in the blast, the interior ministry said. The explosion, during rush hour in the city's main avenue, was an attack, a presidential source said. Tunisia has been targeted by the Islamic State group, including an attack by a gunman on the beach resort of Sousse in June, killing 38 people, mostly foreign tourists.
  • Take that! Obama: Climate summit a ‘powerful rebuke’ to terrorists

    11/24/2015 12:09:55 PM PST · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    www.climatedepot.com ^ | November 24, 2015 12:56 PM | By: Marc Morano
    President Obama declared Tuesday that next week’s climate change summit in Paris would be a “powerful rebuke” to terrorists, speaking alongside French President Francois Hollande at a joint news conference. “Next week, I will be joining President Hollande and world leaders in Paris for the global climate conference,” Obama said during his prepared remarks, which focused mostly on the efforts to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). “What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be, when the world stands as one and shows that we will not be deterred from building a better future for...
  • Canada to turn away single men as part of Syrian refugee resettlement plan

    11/24/2015 12:04:50 PM PST · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 23 November2015
    Canada will accept only whole families, lone women or children in its mass resettlement of Syrian refugees while unaccompanied men – considered a security risk – will be turned away. Since the Paris attacks launched by Syria-linked jihadis, a plan by the new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, to fast-track the intake of 25,000 refugees by year’s end has faced growing criticism in Canada. Details of the plan will be announced Tuesday but Canada’s ambassador to Jordan confirmed that refugees from camps in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey will be flown to Canada from Jordan starting 1 December. Speaking in Jordan on...
  • No News is Bad News in the Bergdahl Case

    11/24/2015 12:04:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 24, 2015 | Jonathan F. Keiler
    Perhaps the most obvious sign that the Bowe Bergdahl desertion case has been irrevocably corrupted by President Obama's improper (and illegal) command influence is the unexplained and inordinate delays in processing and completing the case. As I explained here, military justice generally differs from the civilian model in its alacrity, because the military's mission requires that criminal cases be handled honestly but swiftly, lest good order and discipline disappear. This is especially true in the case of pure military offenses, like those against Bergdahl It has been over a month since Bergdahl's attorneys leaked the results of the Article 32...
  • Is it really 'unchristian' to resist forced settlement of refugees?

    11/24/2015 11:57:56 AM PST · by hemogoblin · 47 replies
    Christian Action Network ^ | 11-24-2015 | Alec Rooney
    Let us share a trend from Christian Action Network’s Facebook page, where supporters “Like” the things we do and haters bombard us with profanity and/or insults. When we announced our recent petition drive to keep Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe from settling Syrian refugees in our home state (it’s still open; sign it here), the negative reactions all had a similar tone: that we are “unchristian” for opposing a huge, hasty and very political importation of strangers into our midst from a region known for terrorism and extremist violence. Here are some choice examples: How Christian of you.. WWJTA? (Who would...
  • The Messages The US Dropped On ISIS Are Chilling

    11/24/2015 11:51:58 AM PST · by b4its2late · 73 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/24/2015 | Jonah Bennett
    As part of Operation Tidal Wave II, the U.S. military dropped leaflets containing grave warnings to oil truck drivers in Islamic State territory 45 minutes before destroying almost half the truck fleet. Here's what the pamphlets said, according to a report from The Free Beacon. "Get out of your trucks now and run away from them." Another pamphlet read, "Warning: airstrikes are coming. Oil trucks will be destroyed. Get away from your oil trucks immediately. Do not risk your life." The airstrikes took out 116 oil trucks, which put a sizeable dent in the 300-strong fleet. Concern over civilian casualties...
  • Hostage situation reported in northern French town of Roubaix

    11/24/2015 11:44:15 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 41 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 24, 2015
    DEVELOPING: Reuters is reporting that a hostage situation in the northern French town of Roubaix, near the Belgium border, is taking place. Shots reportedly have been fired and medical services personnel have been called to the scene.
  • Here's what Russia will be up against if it decides to mess with Turkey

    11/24/2015 11:40:49 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 31 replies
    BI ^ | 24 Nov 15 | Jeremy Wilson
    Following the downing of a Russian jet by the Turkish air force this morning, all eyes are on Turkey. It should come as no surprise that Turkey was capable of taking out a Russian jet so easily. Turkey's military uses cutting-edge equipment, including some brought in from the US and a surprising amount it builds at home.
  • Daily Kos Writer: Republican Response to Paris Attacks 'More Tragic' Than Attacks Themselves

    11/24/2015 11:32:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 24, 2015 | Tom Johnson
    Liberals sometimes say that law enforcement’s approach to the Mafia offers a model for how to deal with jihadists, even though the latter tend not to limit their demands to protection money. This past Sunday, Egberto Willies of Daily Kos claimed that if terrorist attacks were “treated as they should be, like organized crime, it would neuter ISIS. After all…the group is no more powerful than a large band of thugs with weapons.” But crimefighting methods weren’t the main concern of Willies’s piece. Rather, it was his belief that “neocons” wish to exploit fear of terrorism in order to start a war which...
  • Prince Charles blames the Syrian War on Climate Change. He has a Point [TIC]

    11/24/2015 11:22:40 AM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 24, 2015 17:25 UTC | Niraj Chokshi
    Britain's Prince Charles has blamed climate change in part for the Syrian war and warned that global warming could exacerbate similar conflicts worldwide. Charles's comments — in an interview broadcast Monday — came exactly one week before the start of a United Nations climate change conference in Paris, where he plans to deliver a keynote address. Unless world leaders take action to slow the impact of climate change, "it’s going to get so much worse," Charles warned in the interview with Sky News, which was recorded before the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris. "Some of us were saying 20...
  • Putin Tells The World What Kurds Have Been Shouting For A Year: Turkey Supports ISIS

    11/24/2015 11:06:32 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 32 replies
    kurdishquestion.com ^ | 24th November 2015 | kurdishquestion.com
    Putin Tells The World What Kurds Have Been Shouting For A Year: Turkey Supports ISIS 24th November 2015 Kurdish Question Russian President Vladimir Putin has finally told the world what the Kurds have been saying for over a year. That the Turkish state, it's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and AKP government are facilitating, supporting and benefiting from the terror waged by ISIS (Daesh). The downing of a Russian fighter jet this morning by Turkish F16 fighter jets in an area near the Turkey-Syria border has led Russian President Putin to speak bluntly about what he has been reluctant to say...
  • 2002 Anniversary: London Muslims “Celebrate” 9/11

    11/24/2015 11:03:43 AM PST · by VaeVictis · 14 replies
    City-Journal.org ^ | Autumn 2002 | FARRUKH DHONDY
    An obscene spectacle took place in North London on September 11, 2002. A thousand Muslims gathered at the Finsbury Park mosque to “celebrate” the bombing of the World Trade Center. The Metropolitan Police deployed a force 500-strong to protect the meeting, called “A Towering Day in History,” from disruption. A dozen or so menacing-looking men with kaffiyehs over their faces stood on the mosque’s steps to prevent unfriendly journalists from entering.....
  • Turkmen forces in Syria shot dead pilots of downed Russian jet: deputy commander

    11/24/2015 10:58:50 AM PST · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/24/2015 | Staff
    YAMADI, Syria (Reuters) - Turkmen forces in Syria shot dead the two pilots of a Russian jet downed by Turkish warplanes near the border with Turkey on Tuesday as they descended with parachutes, a deputy commander of a Turkmen brigade told reporters. "Both of the pilots were retrieved dead. Our comrades opened fire into the air and they died in the air," Alpaslan Celik, a deputy commander in a Syrian Turkmen brigade said near the Syrian village of Yamadi as he held what he said was a piece of a pilot's parachute.
  • Obama: Turkey Has The Right To Defend Itself And Its Airspace

    11/24/2015 10:57:13 AM PST · by Fennie · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | November 24, 2015 | By Kevin Liptak
    Washington (CNN) - Turkey's downing of a Russian fighter plane shouldn't lead to futher wartime escalation in the region, President Barack Obama insisted at a press conference Tuesday. But he maintained Turkey had a right to defend its airspace and charged that Russian air activity near the Turkey-Syria border has been been an "ongoing problem."
  • Obama: Paris Climate Summit Will Be ‘Powerful Rebuke’ To Terrorists

    11/24/2015 10:55:15 AM PST · by Rockitz · 60 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 24 Nov 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama calls the upcoming climate summit with world leaders in Paris a “powerful rebuke” to Islamic State terrorists who attacked the city earlier this month. “What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be, when the world stands as one and shows that we will not be deterred from building a better future for our children,” Obama marveled, after previewing his attendance at the summit which begins next week in Paris.
  • Russia Escalates: Suspends Military Cooperation With Turkey, Moves Warship Off Coast

    11/24/2015 10:48:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/24/2015
    Despite demands from France's Hollande, America's Obama, and NATO's Stoltenberg that this situation not esclate, it appears Putin is not taking the shooting down of a fighter jet lying down. The seemingly cagey confirmation by NATO and Obama of Turkey's claims that Russia invaded its airspace has been rebuked by Russia which claims the Hmeimim airbase radar shows the attacking Turkish plane violating Syrian airspace. In response, Russia is moving a Cruiser 'Moskva' off the coast to strengthen air-defenses - just as French and US carriers are on their way. Here is The Turkish version mapping of the flight paths... Russia...
  • Syrian are a nation of terrorist supporters: 10,000 Syrian refugees means 1,300 ISIS supporters

    11/24/2015 10:43:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 11/24/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. Syria is a terror state. It didn't become that way overnight because of the Arab Spring or the Iraq War. Its people are not the victims of American foreign policy, Islamic militancy or any of the other fashionable excuses. They supported Islamic terrorism. Millions of them still do. They are not the Jews fleeing a Nazi Holocaust. They are the Nazis trying to relocate from a bombed out Berlin. These are the cold hard facts. ISIS took over parts of...
  • Turkey-Russia ties reel from jet shoot-down; Pilots shot by Turkmen rebels?

    11/24/2015 10:36:53 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 12 replies
    Asia Times ^ | November 24, 2015 | Oliver Tempest
    Turkey's shooting down of a Russian jet, and the so far unconfirmed death of its two pilots, said to have been shot by Syrian Turkmen rebels loyal to the Islamic militant group, al Nusra, is the most severe blow that Turkish-Russian relations have suffered in decades.Russia and Turkey, at loggerheads since the end of September when Russian troops moved into Syria to back President Bashar al-Assad, both claim to be the innocent party. Though there have been four alleged Russian incursions into Turkish airspace since the beginning of October, Moscow was quick to deny any such action this time. Turkey's...
  • Russian rescue helicopter 'shot down by Syrian rebels' while searching for pilots of downed plane

    11/24/2015 10:35:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Mirror ^ | 11/24/2015
    A Russian rescue helicopter has been shot down by Syrian rebels while searching for pilots missing after Turkey downed a Russian jet. The helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing in a government-held area in Syria's Latakia province. A Syrian insurgent group, which uses U.S. Tow missiles, said its fighters hit the helicopter with an anti-tank missile. Video footage has emerged online appearing to show the helicopter after it crashed in dense woodland. Plumes of smoke can be seen coming from the aircraft. Vladmir Putin earlier warned Turkey of "significant consequences" after the Russian plane was shot down.
  • U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebels Destroy Russian Helicopter with CIA-Provided TOW Anti-Tank Missile

    11/24/2015 10:31:39 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-24-2015 | Patrick Poole
    An emergency NATO session has been called for later today following Turkey shooting down a Russian SU-24 aircraft earlier today -- reportedly the first incident of a NATO country shooting down a Russian or Soviet plane. But following that shoot-down as Russian rescue helicopters searched for the pilots of that airplane, at least one of the helicopters was destroyed by U.S.-backed Syrian rebels using a CIA-provided TOW anti-tank missile. The rebel group posted video of the destruction of the Russian helicopter: [VIDEO] In the video, the serial number of the missile stand can clearly be seen: [SCREENSHOT] As part of...
  • 'Sloppy' Russia Got 10 Warnings Before Turkish Shootdown, Says Defense Dept.

    11/24/2015 10:30:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/24/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    The spokesman for the coalition fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria confirmed to reporters at the Pentagon this morning that Turkey gave 10 warnings to Russian fighters before one was shot down over the Syrian border region today. Col. Steve Warren, the spokesman in Iraq for Operation Inherent Resolve, also said Russia greatly "exaggerated" its claims last week to have destroyed 500 ISIS oil tankers with airstrikes. Warren, stressing that the shootdown "is not an issue that involves Operation Inherent Resolve," confirmed two Turkish F-16s on border patrol "engaged" two Russian Su-24s. One Russian aircraft was shot down. The crew...
  • CNN’s Amanpour Shames U.S. for Not Taking Unvettable Syrian Refugees; Then Fails to Vet Her Guest

    11/24/2015 10:26:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/24/2015 | Robert Spencer
    CNN’s Christiane Amanpour believes "we can all afford to be human" regarding the Syrian refugees. Recently, she condemned the U.S. and other countries for not letting them enter the homeland, despite FBI Director James Comey's testimony explaining that vetting this population is literally impossible.Apparently, "discerning" does not qualify as a human trait to Amanpour. Because soon after she offered her ill-considered, slanderous logic equating "responsible" with "heartless," she employed this advice in her own decision-making -- and she was taken.Amanpour demonstrated exactly how Islamic radicals have learned to take advantage of those bearing her viewpoint.Last Thursday, Amanpour invited Dalil Boubakeur,...
  • Obama: ISIS terrorism is 'a scourge that threatens all of us'

    11/24/2015 10:20:23 AM PST · by maggief · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 24, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    President Obama is vowing to step up efforts to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, declaring the group "must be destroyed." "This was not only a strike against one of the world’s great cities, it was an attack against the world itself," Obama said during a press conference at the White House alongside French President François Hollande. "It is a scourge that threatens all of us. And that’s why, for more than a year, the United States, France and our coalition of some 60 nations have been united in...
  • Obama, Hollande Say USA-France Will Expand Attacks Against ISIS In Syria, Iraq

    11/24/2015 10:08:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    NPR ^ | 11/24/2015 | Eyder Peralta
    President Obama and French President François Hollande promised to increase cooperation and expand attacks against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. During a joint press conference with Hollande at the White House, Obama said that the United States and France "owe our freedom to each other." After the Paris attacks, Obama said, "our hearts broke too." "In that stadium, concert hall, restaurants and cafes we see our own," Obama said. "Today we stand with you." Hollande arrived in Washington on Tuesday to talk to Obama about building a more robust international coalition to combat ISIS. Hollande is trying to...
  • German Professor: NASA Has Fiddled Climate Data On ‘Unbelievable’ Scale

    11/24/2015 9:39:06 AM PST · by Freeport · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Nov 2015 | James Delingpole
    A German professor has confirmed what skeptics from Britain to the US have long suspected: that NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies has largely invented “global warming” by tampering with the raw temperature data records. Professor Dr. Friedrich Karl Ewert is a retired geologist and data computation expert. He has painstakingly examined and tabulated all NASA GISS’s temperature data series, taken from 1153 stations and going back to 1881. His conclusion: that if you look at the raw data, as opposed to NASA’s revisions, you’ll find that since 1940 the planet has been cooling, not warming. According to Günter Ederer,...
  • Pentagon backs Turkey’s version of events, blames ‘incursion’ of Russian jet

    11/24/2015 8:27:56 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 91 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/24/15 | Rowna Scarborough
    The U.S. military on Tuesday labeled as an "incursion" the Russian fighter jet that was shot down by Turkish aircraft over the Syria-Turkey border. Army Col. Steve Warren, the top military spokesman in Baghdad, confirmed the Turk's version of events in saying they repeatedly warned the two Russian SU-24 pilots to back off. Col. Warren used the word "incursion" to describe the Russian flight, but also said the command was studying radars and other data, such as radio chatter, to make a definite conclusion. The incident happened at the border," Col. Warren said. "These things are not as clean as...
  • Turkish F-16s shoot down Russian fighter jet near Syria border

    11/24/2015 8:05:34 AM PST · by ColdOne · 58 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/24/15 | Jennifer Griffin/ap
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Turkey’s decision to shoot down a Russian warplane near Turkey's border with Syria is a "stab in the back" and it would have “significant consequences” for its relations with Turkey, as NATO called an emergency meeting over the incident. Putin said the Russian Sukhoi-24 jet was shot by a missile from a Turkish jet over Syria about just over a half-mile away from the Turkish border, which he described as a "stab in the back by the terrorists' accomplices." Putin was meeting with Jordanian King