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  • India inks $1-bn deal with Boeing to buy 4 more P-8I aircraft for Navy

    07/27/2016 7:19:37 PM PDT · by cold start · 5 replies
    NEW DELHI: Adding more teeth to the Navy’s surveillance capabilities, India on Wednesday signed a deal worth over $1 billion with American defence and aerospace major Boeing for procuring four additional Poseidon-8I long-range maritime surveillance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft. The US has emerged as the biggest supplier of military hardware to India and with Wednesday's agreement, the total value of defence deals signed with the US in the last decade comes to around $15 billion. According to defence sources, the contract is a follow-on order to the eight P-81 planes worth $2.1 billion bought by India in a direct deal...
  • French media to stop publishing photos and names of terrorists

    07/27/2016 3:31:59 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 40 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 27 Jul 16 | Staff
    Le Monde and La Croix will no longer use images of terrorist killers, while Europe 1 radio will not broadcast their names Several French news organisations have said they will no longer publish photographs of people responsible for terrorist killings, to avoid bestowing “posthumous glorification”. Le Monde published an editorial after the latest attack, the murder of an elderly priest in a church near Rouen by two men claiming allegiance to Islamic State. Under the headline “Resisting the strategy of hate”, Le Monde argued on Wednesday that all elements of society had to be involved in the struggle against terrorism,...
  • UN human rights expert recommends changes in US policing

    07/27/2016 3:20:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 27, 2016 6:04 PM EDT | Sarah Grace Taylor
    A United Nations human rights expert is recommending changes in the way protests are handled in the United States, saying the process of issuing permits for demonstrations is “arbitrary” and could easily lead to discrimination against certain groups. Maina Kiai of Kenya, U.N. special rapporteur on freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, offered preliminary findings Wednesday from his visits this month to seven U.S. cities — including the sites of this year’s Democratic and Republican political conventions — to investigate how the U.S. upholds its citizens’ rights of assembly and association. Kiai’s full report to the United Nations will...
  • German armed police smash their way into mosque and raid homes of group accused of..

    07/27/2016 3:16:18 PM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | July 27, 2016 | IMOGEN CALDERWOOD
    Armed police officers have launched a raid on a mosque and several homes belonging to a group believed to be radicalising Muslims in Germany. Apartments belonging to eight board members of the radical German-speaking Islamic group DIK were searched by officers in Hildesheim, Lower Saxony. It comes as part of a crackdown on the group, which is thought to have been encouraging people to travel to Syria and Iraq to join ISIS. The group ran sermons, seminars and lectures entitled 'the hatred of infidels', according to German media. The raid on Wednesday night involved up to 400 volunteer staff,...
  • UN Warns Climate Change Will Soon Make It "Too Hot to Work" (Holy Horse Crap, Batman!)

    07/27/2016 2:52:04 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 47 replies
    The New American ^ | 7/27/2016 | Joe Wolverton, II
    Better get your overtime in while you can because the UN says it will soon be “too hot to work.” Research funded by the United Nations contains warnings that by 2030 climate change will cause temperatures to soar so high that “global economies” will be impacted financially to the tune of $2 trillion. “Heat stress,” as one UN health official calls it, will force workers — especially those in developing countries — to cut back on their work hours. This climate-induced unemployment will cause drastic reductions in gross domestic product (GDP) around the world, including a nearly .5 percent dip...
  • Russia Didn't Hack the DNC - Payback is Hell.

    07/27/2016 2:48:34 PM PDT · by bereanrabbi · 42 replies
    While all eyes are on Russia, I believe the recent Wikileak dump of DNC emails originated from Mossad (Israeli National Intelligence Agency). It was not that long ago when Obama sent a team of campaign hacks to Israel to topple Netanyahu in the Israeli elections. Payback is hell. Moreover, surely Israel prefers Trump instead of Clinton, who would represent Obama's third term and a contiuation of the anti Israeli foreign policy she established as Sec of State.
  • Harry Reid To Intel Community: Give Donald Trump Fake Briefings

    07/27/2016 2:24:15 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 75 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | 7/27/16 | Ryan Grim
    PHILADELPHIA - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is advising intelligence officials that if they end up giving GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump classified briefings during the campaign, they should just fake it and make sure not to divulge anything important. “How would the CIA and the other intelligence agencies brief this guy? How could they do that? I would suggest to the intelligence agencies, if you’re forced to brief this guy, don’t tell him anything, just fake it, because this man is dangerous,” Reid said in an interview with The Huffington Post Wednesday afternoon. “Fake it, pretend you’re doing...
  • AP EXPLAINS: Why Syria's al-Qaida may be considering a split

    07/27/2016 2:16:39 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    <p>Al-Qaida's branch in Syria is considering splitting ties with the global terror group, members say.</p> <p>A Nusra Front official told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the group's leader plans to announce a disassociation with al-Qaida soon. Speaking via text message from northern Syria, the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the issue, said Nusra will merge with other insurgent groups.</p>
  • Russia’s Pattern of Influencing Foreign Politics

    07/27/2016 2:14:46 PM PDT · by milton23 · 6 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/27/16 | Nolan Peterson
    If the FBI proves Russia is behind Friday’s leak of embarrassing Democratic National Committee emails, the revelation would be consistent with Russia’s pattern of clandestine and overt gambits to influence the politics of its perceived adversaries. “In the Putin era, Russia has been aggressive on many fronts, including invasions of Georgia and Ukraine,” said Kenneth Geers, ambassador of NATO’s cybersecurity center and a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. “In cyberspace, the concepts of sovereignty and jurisdiction are much less clear,” Geers, who lives in Kyiv, told The Daily Signal. “If Putin can deny that his tanks are in Donetsk,...
  • [US backed] Rebel group on the verge of total collapse in Aleppo

    07/27/2016 2:14:28 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    Almasdar News ^ | 25 July 2016 | Izat Chakarti
    The commander of the 16th Division of the US-backed Free Syrian Army and his assistants resigned from their positions for “medical reasons”. This armed faction is the main force combatting the Syrian Army in the Bani Zaid and Khaldiyah districts of Aleppo City. All orders, positions, and ranks given by the old commander prior to his resignation are to be canceled. The militants of the opposition group are now on standby awaiting for new orders. The high command of Division 16 most likely abandoned their position after suffering heavy blows on the Layramoun/Khaldiyah axis in terms of equipment and manpower....
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham: ‘No time to nickel and dime Israel’

    07/27/2016 2:02:59 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) sounded irate in a brief phone interview Monday afternoon with Right Turn. His subcommittee, with strong bipartisan support, has already passed legislation to hike military aid to Israel from $3.1 billion to $3.4 billion for 2017. But as has been reported in Israeli papers, the administration — with one more kick in Israel’s shins before President Obama leaves office — has told Israel there will be no increase this year or in a new 10-year memorandum of understanding (MOU). Moreover, the long-standing offshore procurement (OSP) agreement that allows Israel to purchase a significant percentage of...
  • Europe’s terror summer: will politicians now accept the reality of Islamic terrorism?

    07/27/2016 1:56:15 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    The Spectator ^ | July 27, 2016 | Douglas Murray
    Although the public know what is going on, the media seems loath to find any connection between these events. Indeed, the same papers that blame an exaggerated spike in ‘hate crime’ on everyone who voted for Brexit seem unwilling to put the blame for these real and violent attacks on the individuals carrying them out. As Reuters went on: ‘A 27-year-old Syrian man who had been denied asylum in Germany a year ago died on Sunday when a bomb he was carrying exploded outside a music festival.’ How terrible for him to lose his bomb in such a way. The...
  • Plane passenger removed from flight ‘because of his Isis tattoo’

    07/27/2016 1:03:16 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    Metro UK ^ | 24 July 2016 | Harley Tamplin
    A plane was delayed after the cabin crew refused to fly – because a passenger had an Isis flag tattooed on his arm, it was claimed. Another passenger on board the flight from Stockholm in Sweden to Heraklion in Greece raised concerns over the tattoo to airline staff.
  • Welsh woman beaten and starved in Saudi Arabia because of un-Islamic behaviour'[tr]

    07/27/2016 12:44:06 PM PDT · by pabianice · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/27/16 | Ward
    Welsh woman, 21, claims her father ‘beats and starves her in Saudi Arabia because of un-Islamic behaviour' and is begging British court to allow her to return home Amina Al-Jeffery allegedly kept prisoner by father in Saudi for four years Said to have been held there after being accused of un-Islamic behaviour Miss Al-Jeffery born in Swansea but taken to Saudi Arabia at the age of 16 Her father did not agree with her western lifestyle the High Court was told A Welsh schoolgirl who has been 'beaten, starved and locked up' by her father for four years in Saudi...
  • Abbas' Speech at Arab Summit: We Are Preparing to Sue British Government for Balfour Declaration

    07/27/2016 12:37:41 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 19 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 7/25/16 | Al-Jazeera Network (Qatar)
    PA President Mahmoud Abbas' speech, delivered at the Arab League Summit in Nouakchott, Mauritania, on June 25, called for the Arab League's help in preparing a lawsuit against the British government for issuing and implementing the 1917 Balfour Declaration. The speech was read at the summit by PA Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Malki, following the death of Abbas' brother. The speech aired on Al-Jazeera network.
  • Arab Americans Join With Tech, Privacy Groups to Fight Surveillance - Morning Consult

    07/27/2016 12:06:39 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 8 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | 07/26/2016 | Amir Nasr
    Arab Americans Join With Tech, Privacy Groups to Fight Surveillance - Morning Consult https://morningconsult.com/2016/07/26/arab-american-groups-join-partner-tech-privacy-fight-surveillance/?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTlRNeE16TmpNR0ZpT0daaSIsInQiOiJ1QXBqd28wWmlEbnpjWUVWRDNOaDZCU2tFMmJ6NXJ2MVJyRHZpcjhGWWxPcGJ1U1VyQXFCXC9PcUN6RmJ3emRKdkJJTWJSUmtBRGRTV09XNlI4QUZHU0xybWYxQ1I5QTRqQkJrZDAxbUEwVzg9In0%3D Arab Americans Join With Tech, Privacy Groups to Fight Surveillance Amir Nasr   |   July 26, 2016 Privacy advocates in the technology space have a new ally in Arab American groups to help with their fight to keep U.S. surveillance at bay. They are spurred on by anti-Muslim rhetoric from Republicans. In December, Donald Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown” of U.S. borders to Muslim immigrants. In March, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said the country needed to “empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim...
  • Syrian Air Force to Get Russian Su-24M2 Frontline Bombers

    07/27/2016 10:34:04 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    TASS-Defense ^ | July 27, 2016
    MOSCOW --- The Syrian Air Force has received a batch of Su-24M2 (NATO reporting name: Fencer-D) frontline bombers supplied by Russia, according to the AMN news agency. "The Syrian Air Force has received several Su-24M2 aircraft supplied by Russia in order to beef up the Damascus’ combat capabilities to fight against international terrorism. At present, two Su-24M2 aircraft have been delivered with eight more planes to be transferred in the nearest future," the news agency said. According to AMN, Russia has supplied the aforementioned Su-24M2 frontline bombers to the Syrian governmental forces within the framework of the military-technical cooperation between...
  • In 1987, a Secret Iraqi Warplane Struck an American Frigate and Killed 37 Sailors

    07/27/2016 10:22:54 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    War is Boring ^ | July 27, 2016 | TOM COOPER
    USS ‘Stark’ as seen from USS ‘Conyngham’ on the morning of May 18, 1987, listing heavily to port. USS ‘Conyngham’ Association photo On May 17, 1987, the U.S. Navy guided missile frigate USS Stark was on a patrol in the central Persian Gulf, about three kilometers outside the Iraq-declared war-zone off the coast of Iran. Around 22.00hrs local time, Stark came under attack from an Iraqi air force fighter jet. Radars on the U.S. warship tracked the aircraft as it approached, and Capt. Glenn R. Brindel ordered his radioman to issue a warning and request the pilot to identify himself....
  • Ted Kennedy's Soviet Gambit (And Dems Want To Tar Trump!)

    07/27/2016 10:22:46 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8/28/2008 | Peter Robinson
    Picking his way through the Soviet archives that Boris Yeltsin had just thrown open, in 1991 Tim Sebastian, a reporter for the London Times, came across an arresting memorandum. Composed in 1983 by Victor Chebrikov, the top man at the KGB, the memorandum was addressed to Yuri Andropov, the top man in the entire USSR. The subject: Sen. Edward Kennedy. “On 9-10 May of this year,” the May 14 memorandum explained, “Sen. Edward Kennedy’s close friend and trusted confidant [John] Tunney was in Moscow.” (Tunney was Kennedy’s law school roommate and a former Democratic senator from California.) “The senator charged...
  • U.S. to Admit More Central American Refugees

    07/27/2016 9:31:30 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | JULY 26, 2016 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    The White House on Tuesday announced a substantial expansion of a program to admit Central American refugees to the United States, conceding that its efforts to protect migrants fleeing dangerous conditions had left too many people with no recourse. The administration said it would broaden an initiative that currently lets unaccompanied Central American children enter the United States as refugees, allowing their entire families to qualify, including siblings older than 21, parents and other relatives who act as caregivers. It is unclear how many refugees might be eligible, but during its two years, the program for children has drawn 9,500...
  • ISIS warn London 'next to be attacked' as UK churches put on terror alert after French priest murder

    07/27/2016 9:06:41 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 14 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | 26 Jul 2016 | Scott Campbell
    London is on the next list of target cities for twisted jihadis, it has been claimed. Images threatening attacks in London and other major world capitals have been posted on messaging app Telegram, according to analysts at SITE Intelligence Group. One picture chillingly shows New York’s Statue of Liberty engulfed in flames but with the caption “Washington soon” - referring to the US capital 225 miles away. The threat comes as security at British churches is being ramped up amid a new terror alert after ISIS knifemen forced a French priest to kneel before slitting his throat on camera.
  • Spy Agency Consensus Grows That Russia Hacked D.N.C.

    07/27/2016 9:04:09 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 53 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | July 26, 2016 | DAVID E. SANGER and ERIC SCHMITT
    American intelligence agencies have told the White House they now have “high confidence” that the Russian government was behind the theft of emails and documents from the Democratic National Committee, according to federal officials who have been briefed on the evidence. But intelligence officials have cautioned that they are uncertain whether the electronic break-in at the committee’s computer systems was intended as fairly routine cyberespionage — of the kind the United States also conducts around the world — or as part of an effort to manipulate the 2016 presidential election. The emails were released by WikiLeaks, whose founder, Julian Assange,...
  • Robert Kagan and other Neocons are Backing Hillary Clinton

    07/27/2016 7:21:32 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 57 replies
    The Intercept-Unofficial Sources ^ | July 25, 2016 | Rania Khalek
    AS HILLARY CLINTON puts together what she hopes will be a winning coalition in November, many progressives remain wary — but she has the war hawks firmly behind her. “I would say all Republican foreign policy professionals are anti-Trump,” leading neoconservative Robert Kagan told a group gathered around him, groupie-style, at a “foreign policy professionals for Hillary” fundraiser I attended last week. “I would say that a majority of people in my circle will vote for Hillary.” As the co-founder of the neoconservative think tank Project for the New American Century, Kagan played a leading role in pushing for America’s...
  • France Church Attack: Normandy Priest Killer Was Tagged and on Terror Watch List

    07/27/2016 4:07:28 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    Telegraph ^ | July 27, 2016
    One of the terrorists who cut the throat of a village priest in an attack claimed by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (Isil) had been turne back from Syria and was under police supervision, wearing an electronic tag. -excerpt- It was also last night reported that the church had been on a "hit list" found on a 24-year old Algerian jihadi who had planned attacks last year in a Parisian suburb. Sid Ahmed Ghlam, a computer sciences student, was arrested by French police who are investigating whether he was directed to carry out attacks on churches by Isil.
  • Normandy Priest Slaughter: Europe Teeters On The Brink

    07/27/2016 4:06:37 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 27, 2016 | Ari Lieberman
    Still reeling from a truck attack in the French resort city of Nice on Bastille Day that left 84 dead and more than 300 wounded, France was hit yet again with Islamic terrorism, this time in the northern French town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray. The carnage began at approximately 9am on Tuesday when two knife-wielding Muslim terrorists, chanting their battle cry of “Allahuakbar,” burst into a church during morning mass and took hostages. They then proceeded to murder, Jacques Hamel, an 86-year-old priest by slitting his throat before being shot dead by police snipers. Another hostage, gravely wounded by the attackers, is...
  • French Priest the Latest Casualty in Islamist War on Christians

    07/27/2016 3:59:25 AM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 27, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    If the Obama administration needs any more clarity on what radical Islamic terrorism is all about, it was provided by Islamic State butchers in a Catholic Church in Normandy, France when they beheaded 86-year-old French priest Jacques Hamel as they chanted – wait for it “Allahu Akbhar” (God is great) As the Daily Mail reports: Two ISIS knifemen who stormed a church in Normandy forced an elderly priest to kneel before filming themselves butchering him and performing a 'sermon in Arabic' at the altar, a terrified witness has revealed. The attackers, claimed as 'soldiers' by ISIS, were both known to...
  • Amid Tsunami of Scandals, UN Ignores Massive Corruption

    07/27/2016 3:48:08 AM PDT · by HomerBohn
    The New American ^ | 7/25/2016 | Alex Newman
    As the United Nations continues to drown in mega-scandals ranging from the systematic rape of children by UN “peace” troops to the vicious persecution of the whistleblowers who expose UN crimes, the global outfit's own inspectors have revealed that the prevailing approach to fraud within much of the UN is to basically ignore it. Indeed, many UN entities “continue to remain in a state of near denial with regard to fraud,” the investigators reported. The findings of the UN Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) highlighting widespread fraud, corruption, and impunity across the UN system, among other problems, represent another devastating blow...
  • Researcher: Norwegian politicians should stay out of US election

    07/26/2016 11:29:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 26 Jul 2016 16:33 GMT+02:00 | (NTB/The Local)
    Minister of Climate and Environment Vidar Helgesen has come under fire for publicly voicing his support for US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. “It can be problematic that he is being explicit in his support,” Hilmar Langhelle Mjelde, Senior Researcher at the University of Bergen, told NTB. “As a senior politician and minister, the most appropriate thing would be not to announce one’s support or opposition toward a potential head of state. In an international context, party politics should ideally stop at the national border, and we must be able to work with a President Trump as well as a President...
  • Australia goes two years without illegal boat arrival

    07/26/2016 7:33:43 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 20 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 26th July 2016 | Daniel Meers
    AUSTRALIA has officially gone two years without people smugglers successfully bringing an ­illegal boat into the country. ..... The government’s uncompromising turnback policy has led to 28 boats being turned around, with 700 people on board, since Operation Sovereign Borders was implemented when the Coalition came to power in 2013.... nobody has died at sea during the operation. ..... It is stark contrast to the 50,000 people who arrived illegally on more than 800 boats during six years of Labor. More than 1200 people died at sea during the period.....
  • The worst might be yet to come with the DNC email hack

    07/26/2016 7:06:22 PM PDT · by Mariner · 74 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo ^ | July 26th, 2016 | Pamela Engel
    The leak of emails from the Democratic National Committee has already rocked the party's convention this week, but it might not be over quite yet. Cybersecurity experts and Democratic strategists worry that more emails could come out in what might be a slow drip of hacked messages deployed strategically throughout the election cycle for maximum impact. "Like everyone in DC, I immediately searched my name," an unidentified strategist who works with the DNC told BuzzFeed News. "I wasn't in there, which I was happy about, until I realized just how sinister this leak actually was." Russia is a prime suspect...
  • Clinton campaign braces for more DNC leaks

    07/26/2016 6:46:35 PM PDT · by Mariner · 29 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 26th, 2016 | By David M. Drucker
    PHILADELPHIA — The Clinton campaign is bracing for another WikiLeaks email dump. Jennifer Palmieri, the Clinton campaign's communications director told reporters she wouldn't be surprised if the rogue organization notorious for publishing hacked documents releases more emails from the trove it stole from the Democratic National Committee. Palmieri said the campaign was not concerned about any of its emails or documents being released, and downplayed the impact another dump could have on the rest of the Democratic convention that will officially nominate Clinton for president Tuesday evening in a roll call vote of delegates. "We're not concerned about our emails....
  • Priest killed in France ‘was always there for others’

    Last line of article: "The mosque in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray was inaugurated in 2000, built on a plot of land that was donated by Saint-Etienne’s sister parish, Saint Theresa's."
  • Trump's ban on Muslims 'common sense' says Barack Obama's BROTHER - who is a Muslim

    07/26/2016 4:43:00 PM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    Express-UK ^ | July 26, 2016 | Nick Gutteridge
    But it is Malik's backing of Mr Trump's controversial proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the US to stamp out Islamist extremism that has raised the most eyebrows. He said: "I'm a Muslim, of course, but you can't have people going around just shooting people and killing people just in the name of Islam." . . . Malik was born to the same father but a different mother to his half-brother Barack and holds dual Kenyan and American citizenship. He and the US President were once close - Malik was best man at Barack’s wedding to Michelle .
  • Normandy: Jihadist Mosque Next Door to Beheaded Priest’s Church

    07/26/2016 4:28:10 PM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Jul 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    The more details that emerge surrounding the gruesome lethal attack on a priest in northern France Tuesday, the more it appears that the attack could have been foreseen and perhaps prevented. On Tuesday morning, two jihadists associated with the Islamic State entered the parish church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray in Normandy while 84-year-old Father Jacques Hamel was celebrating Mass in the company of several members of the parish. The assailants seized Father Hamel and slit his throat before taking the other members of the congregation as hostages.
  • Ted Kennedy Secretly Asked The Soviets To Intervene In The 1984 Elections

    07/26/2016 3:49:21 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 10, 2015 | Sean Davis
    Earlier this week, 47 Republican senators published an open letter informing the leaders of Iran that any nuclear deal with the United States that failed to be approved by the Senate would likely expire in 2017, once President Barack Obama’s term ended. You can read the full letter here. The letter enraged progressives, who immediately began accusing the senators of treason for having the audacity to publish basic constitutional facts about how treaties work. Here is but a small sampling of the response from the outrage brigade: Has anyone ever seen anything like that letter from Senate Repubs to Iran?...
  • BREITBART NEWS CANCELS MILO YIANNOPOULOS APPEARANCE AT SWEDISH GAY PRIDE MARCH

    07/26/2016 3:16:49 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 25 JULY 2016 | BREITBART TECH
    Yiannopoulos was scheduled to lead a gay pride march through one of Sweden’s Muslim ghettos, however following an intensive security review and threat assessment by Breitbart’s security team, comprised of former Navy SEALs and intelligence community operatives, Breitbart has been forced to cancel the trip. The security analysis found significant potential threats against Milo, especially in light of the recent wave of Muslim terror attacks across Europe. “After a briefing by our security team and a review of the situation in Sweden, Breitbart News has cancelled Milo’s appearance at the Pride Järva parade on Wednesday, July 27. Despite Milo’s request...
  • Marion Le Pen: Christians Must Stand Up To Islam; Young Patriots Should Join Military Like Me

    07/26/2016 2:46:32 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Raheen Kassam
    Marion Maréchal Le Pen, the 26-year-old niece of France’s Front National leader Marine Le Pen has urged her fellow countrymen to join the military in a series of tweets following the beheading of a priest in Normandy this morning.
  • Idiot junior officers set their British Army barracks ablaze...

    07/26/2016 1:53:50 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 32 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 27th July 2016 | Martin Robinson
    Two junior officers managed to set fire to their mess after allegedly having a duel with flare guns after a boozy formal dinner. The 2nd lieutenants apparently climbed into kayaks in the outdoor swimming pool at Allenby Barracks in Bovington and began firing at each other on Friday night. But one of the flares, designed to call for help at sea, managed to start a major fire in the seven-storey mess, which has been badly damaged. The Royal Military Police is now investigating how a flare fight apparently started outside the building managed to cause a fire in its top...
  • We Have Failed to Protect Christians From Islamic Terror

    07/26/2016 1:38:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 26, 2016 | Ralph Peters
    When two fanatics pledged to ISIS slit the throat of 85-year-old Father Jacques Hamel at mass on Tuesday morning, we steadied the knife. Our tolerance for Islam’s intolerance is the greatest weapon these blood-cult terrorists have. How, exactly, did we help kill that priest? We ignored the Islamist slaughter of Christians elsewhere. When Coptic Christians were murdered in Egypt, we dismissed it as an internal matter. When Christians were butchered in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa, we merely shrugged.
  • Why Islands Still Matter in Asia (The enduring significance of the Pacific 'island chains')

    07/26/2016 1:25:38 PM PDT · by Sawdring · 5 replies
    The National Interest ^ | February 5, 2016 | Andrew S. Erickson, Joel Wuthnow
    The Western Pacific “island chains” are a persistent feature of Asia’s maritime geography. While their underlying fundaments remain constant, their specific strategic importance has evolved over time. Different major powers have thus interpreted, then re-interpreted and re-evaluated, the value of particular islands, the role they play in national military strategy, and their operational significance in a warfighting context. Chinese naval strategists such as former naval commander Admiral Liu Huaqing have devoted considerable attention to the island chains since the mid-1980s, examining how and where the island chains can hinder or support China’s maritime goals. Yet Chinese strategists are hardly unique...
  • Normandy Attack, A Note From Michael P. Ramirez

    07/26/2016 11:12:39 AM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 30 replies
    Michael P. Ramirez, editorials and cartoons ^ | 07-26-16 | Michael P. Ramirez
    By Michael P. Ramirez July 26, 2016 Once again, the vile and wretched refuse of mankind have attacked the innocent. ​ Our prayers go out for the families of Father Jacques Hamel, and the nun who is fighting for her life. We pray Our prayers go out for the people of ​France and for people everywhere who have fallen victim to these heinous acts of terror. The terrorists who continue to commit these brutal acts, attacking an 84 year old priest and a nun, demonstrate what they truly are, cowards, who prey on the weak, helpless and defenseless. ​ As...
  • Russian Hackers Altered Emails Before Release to Wikileaks

    07/26/2016 10:15:25 AM PDT · by ncfool · 99 replies
    Russian Hackers Altered Emails Before Release to Wikileaks Source: Motherboard Vice, NPR, and MSNBC New evidence is emerging that content from the DNC emails accessed by Russian hackers may have been altered before being released to Wikileaks. This added layer of information joined with the timing of the release and TrumpÂ’s cozy relationship with Putin paint a picture of deep collusion and planning aimed at fracturing any potential Democratic unity at the most crucial point in the 2016 presidential election cycle. Thomas Rid at Motherboard Vice reported on the discovery this morning: The metadata in the leaked documents are perhaps...
  • Hollande Vows "All Out War" Against ISIS After Priest Killing

    07/26/2016 9:54:13 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 142 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | July 26, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Shortly after the latest terror attack on French soil by two ISIS "soldiers", President Francois Hollande, who was roundly disparaged 12 days ago for the country's lack of preparedness to the Nice truck terror attack which killed 84, vowed to wage war against the Islamic State "by every means". "We are confronted with a group, Daesh, which has declared war on us," Hollande said, using an alternative name for Isis. "We have to wage war, by every means, (but through) upholding the law, which is because we are a democracy."
  • Immigration and integration Germany's 'biggest challenge'

    07/26/2016 9:53:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 26 Jul 2016 10:31 GMT+02:00
    Eighty-three percent of Germans see immigration as Germany’s “biggest challenge” — that’s twice as many as a year ago, and more than in any of the other countries surveyed. The influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees is the “most pressing challenge” Germany faces, according to a survey by market research company GfK. The “Challenges of Nations” survey covers 24 countries and asks what they felt was the biggest challenge in their country, but no other country’s nationals were so concerned by immigration as those in Germany. In 2015, only 35 percent of Germans saw immigration as the most pressing...
  • THE MUNICH MASSACRE IS A COMPLETE COVERUP, HE IS NOT IRANIAN BUT A SYRIAN ISLAMIST

    07/26/2016 9:25:19 AM PDT · by Weeble · 49 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 07/23/2016 | Walid Shoebat
    They initially introduced his name as a western name “David S”. Then his name changed to Ali David Sonboly (which sounds western) when his real name is Ali Daud Sonboly/Sunbuli which is an Arabic name (better pronounced Sunbuli) and has an exclusively Arabic meaning: ‘from the wheat kernel’. Sonboly is no Iranian. He is Syrian. His Facebook page showed that he is pro Turkey’s Islamists. That, plus he had a record with the Interpol and was being watched. He is also not a teenager as they show us, but an adult as videos showed. What the reader should conclude after...
  • China asks U.S. to support resumption of talks with Philippines

    07/26/2016 9:01:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin
    reuters.com ^ | Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:26pm EDT
    hina did not participate in and has refused to accept the July 12 ruling by the U.N.-backed Permanent Court of Arbitration, in which U.S. ally Manila won an emphatic legal victory. Meeting in the Laos capital Vientiane on Monday during a summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told Kerry that China and ASEAN had agreed the dispute should get back onto the "correct" track of being resolved by direct talks with the parties concerned. China "hopes the United States side talks actual steps to support the resumption of talks between China and...
  • Kerry discusses DNC email hack with Russia's top diplomat

    07/26/2016 7:39:32 AM PDT · by McGruff · 31 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 26, 2016
    Secretary of State John Kerry says he raised the email hack of the Democratic National Committee with Russia's top diplomat but stopped short of making any allegation about who might be responsible. Kerry told reporters Tuesday he brought the matter up with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a meeting in Laos and explained that the FBI was investigating. He did not, however, repeat allegations or echo suspicions that Russia was responsible for the hack and said he would not draw conclusions until the probe is complete. "I raised the question and we will continue to work to see precisely...
  • The Crusades for Dummies [quick video mapping of jihad v. Crusades]

    07/26/2016 7:19:17 AM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 31 replies
    Political Islam ^ | 7/26/2016 | Bill Warner, Ph.D.
    Bill Warren, Ph.D. is a physicist and mathematician and created a dynamic battle map showing the history of Islam's attack against Christianity and the Crusades response. Be prepared to be shocked And pissed every time some liberal brings up the Crusades in response to Islamic terrorism. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=I_To-cV94Bo
  • Kremlin dismisses US Democratic email hack claims as 'absurd'

    07/26/2016 7:01:23 AM PDT · by Mariner · 42 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | July 26th, 2016 | Unattributed
    Moscow (AFP) - The Kremlin on Tuesday dismissed allegations that Russia was behind a hack of the Democratic National Committee's emails as absurd, mocking what it called obsessive references to Russia in the US presidential campaign. "This absurd news was immediately refuted by the family of the well-known presidential candidate," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists, referring to Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr. "We are still seeing attempts to obsessively use the topic of Russia during the US electoral campaign," Peskov complained. "Unfortunately Russia is being used in the electoral campaign in the US. Unfortunately this traditional game is...
  • Robert Spencer in Breitbart: Does Islam Convert Social Losers into Time Bombs?

    07/26/2016 6:39:12 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | July 26, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Is Islam good for individuals? Is Islam good for societies? It is almost universally assumed by elites that Islam is good, and that even to ask such questions is offensive. But there is good reason to raise them anyway.