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  • Reports: Delta Flight to Make Emergency Landing at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport

    07/12/2014 4:25:25 PM PDT · by kristinn · 20 replies
    Twitter Reports | Saturday, July 12, 1014 | Kristinn
    There are reports on Twitter that Delta Flight 469 is due to make an emergency landing at Israel's Ben Gurion airport. Further reports say the plane has around 360 on board and that the plane has been burning off fuel flying in loops off Israel's coast over the Mediterranean Sea.Source:Source:Over a dozen ambulances waiting for Delta plane to arrive at Ben Gurion Airport within minutes
  • All Is Not Well in Novorossiya

    07/12/2014 2:08:38 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies
    foreignpolicy.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | MICHAEL WEISS
    "Who lost Slavyansk?" has become the question on the lips of every proponent of the revanchist project to establish and expand "Novorossiya," the once Russian-conquered lands of the Black Sea region, of which east and southeast Ukraine are crucial constituents. Accusations of betrayal and cowardice leveled against the separatists have been met by counter-accusations that Russian President Vladimir Putin egged on a movement he did not sufficiently support militarily and now seeks to abandon. But the merry-go-round of recriminations is exposing interesting disclosures and hypotheses for what the Kremlin is now playing at in eastern Ukraine. Most of the furor...
  • The Latino Child Eric Holder Booted Back Home

    07/12/2014 1:24:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Attorney General Eric Holder can hardly contain his tears when explaining his program titled “Justice AmeriCorps,” to provide emergency legal representation for the tens of thousands of Central American minors crashing our southern border. “How we treat those in need, particularly young people who must appear in immigration proceedings, many of whom are fleeing violence, persecution, abuse or trafficking – goes to the core of who we are as a nation,” Holder said while detailing his program to provide 100 lawyers and paralegals for the minors. And yet it was (then) Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder who concocted the “legal”...
  • Rogers: Germany throwing ‘political temper tantrum’

    07/12/2014 1:22:29 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    thehill.com ^ | July 12, 2014 | Justin Sink
    “political temper tantrum” after ordering the CIA station chief to leave the country over allegations the U.S. had recruited two government officials to spy. “It just doesn't seem like a very adult reaction to expel the CIA chief from Germany,” Rogers said in an interview with CNN. “And it's concerning and it's a political temper tantrum like I've never seen before that I think is not productive, it is jeopardizing both intelligence cooperation and relationships with beyond the intelligence relationship between America and Germany.” Rogers said the expulsion, announced earlier this week, was “a huge deal,” and said he was...
  • Perry slams Sen. Paul for ‘isolationist’ stance on Iraq

    07/12/2014 1:21:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/12/14 11:32 AM EDT | Martin Matishak
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday said that Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) was “curiously blind” to the dangers posed by the terrorist group responsible for the security meltdown in Iraq. The war of words marks the opening of a new chapter of hostilities between the two lawmakers as they weigh presidential bids in 2016. In an opinion piece in the Washington Post, Perry said he found it “disheartening” the senator would “suggest that our nation should ignore what’s happening in Iraq.” …
  • Terrorists trying to transfer about 150 orphans from Donetsk region to Russia

    07/12/2014 1:11:17 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | 12.07.2014 00700 13:12 | Ukrinform
    KYIV, July 12 /Ukrinform/. Terrorists, led by the so-called "deputy minister of social policy of the Donetsk People's Republic," are trying to forcibly transfer to Russia orphans from orphanages in Donetsk and Maryinka, the Donetsk region, the OstroV online newspaper reported on Saturday. "There are no legal documents for the transfer abroad of children from Maryinka and Donetsk, therefore crossing the border will be illegal. Kids do not want to leave anywhere," graduates of the Maryinka orphanage told reporters.
  • Putin makes unplanned stopover in Nicaragua

    07/12/2014 12:58:46 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies
    itar-tass.com ^ | July 12, 2014
    MANAGUA, July 12 /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has changed the schedule of his Latin American tour and arrived in Nicaragua for a brief working visit. On his way from Cuba to Argentina on Saturday, the Russian leader decided to make a stopover in Managua, where he had been officially invited earlier. At the Managua airport, he was welcomed by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega. ‘Much is yet to be done to develop our relations, especially in the area of economy, but we have good base for that,” Putin said, adding that Russia and Nicaragua had long-standing good relations. “We admire...
  • ISIS raise $1 million a day selling crude oil from captured Iraqi oilfields (shortened)

    07/12/2014 12:50:20 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 8 replies
    Dailymail ^ | July 12, 2014 | Kieran Corcoran and Wills Robinson
    ISIS are making nearly $1million a day selling off crude oil from conquered refineries to Kurdish businessmen. The jihadists, who now call themselves the Islamic State's caliphate, are smuggling the resources from Iraqi oilfields into Turkey and Iran where they offer it up for $25 (£15) a barrel, making a huge profit. The lucrative trade was revealed as the Iraqi government were accused of killing 255 Sunni prisoners as revenge for the ISIS advance, which has seen them take large swathes of the country. Industry experts believe the fighters are taking the oil from plains south of Mosul and transporting...
  • UKRAINE Sloviansk: ATO forces neutralized explosive devices left by terrorists

    07/12/2014 12:15:17 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com
    https://www.facebook.com/vladislav.seleznev.94?fref=nf ^ | 12/7/2014 21.50 | Vladislav Seleznev
    21.50 the consolidated groups of deminers power ATO (Ssu, MOI, MAIS, RENAMO) were discovered and neutralized the bombs in homes Of the city centre. As part of its activities aimed at restoring normal life of the city, Ukrainian security officials conducted a survey of buildings. The inspection revealed that the EXPLOSIVE DEVICES were INSTALLED that would exclude the possibility of retrieval. Specialists of ATO was able to de-mine elements. After neutralization of explosive devices were discovered elements of mobile phones and electronic circuit boards, indicating the potential for REMOTE ACTIVATION of these devices. It is clear that the departing gunmen...
  • Fog of War in Benghazi Hampered Military Response

    07/12/2014 12:12:46 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 30 replies
    Military.com ^ | July 12, 2014 | Donna Cassata and Bradley Klapper
    The military might have been able to prevent two of the four U.S. deaths in Benghazi if commanders had known more about the intensity of the sporadic gunfire directed at the CIA installation where Americans had taken refuge and had pressed to get a rescue team there faster, according to senior military leaders. In closed-door testimony to Congress earlier this year, top military officers said that after the first attack on the main U.S. diplomatic outpost on Sept. 11, 2012, they thought the fighting had subsided and the Americans who had fled to the CIA base about a mile away...
  • Mexican Cartels Buying Afghan Heroin

    07/12/2014 11:59:39 AM PDT · by mgist · 26 replies
    Banderas News ^ | 7/12/14 | PVNN
    Mexican Cartels Buying Afghan Heroin PVNN More Sharing ServicesShareShare on facebookShare on twitterShare on googleShare on myspace Mexican cartels have established business alliances with gangs operating in places like Afganistán and Turkey, in order to obtain and smuggle drugs to supply Europe and North America, according to investigator Edgardo Buscaglia, a fellow at the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM). In an interview with EL UNIVERSAL, Buscaglia confirmed that Mexican narcotraffickers operate like multinational emissaries "to establish contacts and place operatives that can deal with the Turkish and Indian criminal organizations in order to facilitate the production and sale of...
  • Moscow protests shooting at Russian border guards from Ukrainian side

    07/12/2014 10:14:28 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    RT ^ | 7-12-2014 | RT
    Moscow strongly condemns Kiev forces shooting at Russian border guards and demands that such actions cease. Otherwise, Russia reserves the right to protect its territory and citizens, the Foreign Ministry has said. At around 3 am on Saturday, a vehicle with a squad of Russian border guards, on duty at the frontier between Russia and Ukraine, came under fire from the Ukrainian side, the Russian Ministry said in a statement. As a result of the incident in the Kuibyshev district of the Rostov region, the vehicle sustained damage: eight bullet holes were found in the vehicle’s chassis. “Only by good...
  • Are Glenn Beck and Company Funding Lawlessness in the Name of Jesus?

    07/12/2014 10:07:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/12/2014 | M. Catharine Evans
    Glenn Beck has set up Mercury One Children and Family Border Relief Fund to help illegals coming into the United States. He’s already raised $600,000.Beck stated that Obama would not have to step in and ask for $3.7 billion if private charities would pick up the slack and give to the swarm of illegals crossing the border. Is he kidding?  Do we really need more churches and non-profits enabling this blatant attack on America? Rich people and liberal elite billionaires have no skin in the game when it comes to the consequences of illegal immigration so what do they care?...
  • Russia's Rosneft to explore for offshore oil in Cuba, Putin says

    07/12/2014 10:03:29 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7-11-2014 | Reuters
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he was hopeful Russian oil company Rosneft and Cuban state oil company Cupet could begin jointly exploring Cuba's potential offshore oil reserves "in the very near future."
  • Carroll Co. Officials Push Back on Shelter for Immigrant Children (Maryland)

    07/12/2014 9:40:22 AM PDT · by kristinn · 16 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Friday, July 11, 2014 | John Fritze, Christian Alexandersen and Blair Ames,
    Carroll County officials swiftly voiced opposition Friday to news that the federal government is eyeing a former military property near Westminster as a potential shelter for immigrant children — underscoring the challenge the Obama administration faces as it tries to manage a surge of new arrivals. A day after federal officials notified local leaders it would conduct a preliminary assessment of the vacant Army Reserve Center, the Carroll County Board of Commissioners convened an emergency meeting and, along with Republican Rep. Andy Harris, pledged to resist efforts to use the site. "Carroll County will not become a repository for Obama's...
  • At least 30 civilians killed by artillery attack by Kiev troops in Donetsk region - DPR

    07/12/2014 9:21:12 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 11 replies
    Voice of Russia ^ | 12 July 2014 | VOR
    About 30 civilians have been killed in an artillery attack on Maryinka, a suburb of Donetsk, Igor Strelkov (Girkin), the defense minister of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), said at a press conference on Saturday. "We know about 30 dead people. But not all ruins have yet been cleared. So there might be more of them. Militia sites have not been affected by the shelling. There are no losses among our fighters," Strelkov said at a press conference on Saturday. DPR Prime Minister Alexander Borodai, who also attended the press conference, said the evacuation of civilians from Maryinka and other...
  • Thousands Protest Against Israel in London and Paris

    07/12/2014 9:19:28 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7-12-14 | Elad Benari
    Thousands of pro-Palestinian Arab demonstrators turned out on the streets of London and Paris on Friday to call for an end to Israeli military strikes on Gaza. According to The Associated Press (AP), several thousand people crowded the streets outside the Israeli Embassy in west London, waving placards that read "Gaza: End the Siege" and "Freedom for Palestine." The crowds blocked an entire road and several protesters managed to climb on top of a double-decker bus stuck in traffic, but police said the protest was largely peaceful, according to the report. A smaller protest took place in Paris, where about...
  • Testimony Reveals What Military Did While Benghazi Post Burned

    07/12/2014 8:50:57 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 44 replies
    News Max ^ | July 12 2014 | News Max
    One by one, behind closed doors in Washington, D.C.,, military officers explained what they did and didn't do the night the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, burned. Together their 30 hours of testimony to congressional investigators gives the fullest account yet of the military's response to the surprise attacks that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans the night of Sept. 11, 2012, and early the next morning. Transcripts of the interviews, with some names and classified information blacked out, were released Wednesday The nine officers, including retired Gen. Carter Ham, then the head of the military's U.S....
  • Pro-Life Doctor Faces Persecution After Refusing to Do Abortion on Disabled Baby

    07/12/2014 8:41:19 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | January 7, 2014 | Natalia Dueholm
    The most recent case in Poland’s abortion wars will test the country’s conscience.The case centers around Professor Bogdan Chazan, one of Poland’s top doctors and director of the Holy Family Hospital in Warsaw (Szpital im. Świętej Rodziny). Chazan came under firelast month when he refused to perform an abortion on a deformed baby who had been conceived in vitro in a fertility clinic. Instead of an abortion, Chazan offered medical advice for the mother, hospital care before, during and after the pregnancy, and perinatal hospice care for the child.Although Polish law permits abortion of sick babies until viability, it does...
  • Putin: I Support The Struggle Of Israel Calls himself a true friend of Israel

    07/12/2014 8:29:54 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 42 replies
    Israel Revolt /Truth Revolt ^ | 7.10.2014 | "Israel Revolt "
    On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed support for Israel in its struggle against Hamas and its supporters, and cited the three Israeli teenagers who had been recently murdered. "I follow closely what's going on in Israel," said Putin to a delegation of rabbis. "I support the struggle of Israel as it attempts to protect its citizens. I also heard about the shocking murder of the three youths. It is an act that cannot be allowed, and I ask you to transmit my condolences to the families." Putin referenced Jews during the Holocaust, saying, "I remember visiting in the Yad...
  • MILITARY UPDATE: TRICARE to restore coverage for up to 40 generic lab tests

    07/12/2014 7:33:08 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Herald/Review
    The Defense Health Agency, relying on medical laboratory experts and existing authority to conduct medical “demonstrations,” will restore TRICARE coverage this month for up to 40 genetic tests used in patient care. Many of these laboratory-developed tests — also called molecular pathology tests — are viewed as medically necessary. But TRICARE had stopped reimbursing for more than 100 such tests in January 2013, believing it lacked authority to pay for them when such tests are ordered by civilian physicians delivering care through TRICARE provider networks Military treatment facilities have continued to order and pay for such tests routinely, which created...
  • Witnesses Describe How Islamists Leveled Sunni Village As a Warning (Iraq)

    07/12/2014 7:19:10 AM PDT · by kristinn · 10 replies
    McClatchy ^ | Friday, July 11, 2014 | Mohammed al Dulaimy and Hannah Allam
    To the villagers who fled, Zowiya is now a graveyard for all they’ve ever known. Their houses have been razed, their neighbors are dead, and their tribal codes have been violated in ways they never dreamed possible. For the extremist fighters who overran Zowiya this week in a fury of mortars and bullets, the ruins of the Sunni Muslim village carry a different symbolism: an example for any “turncoats” who dare resist the Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliphate. “What we saw is nothing like anything in all of history, not even under Hulagu,” said a 55-year-old survivor of the attack, Abu...
  • Islamic State to Hamas: Before We Support Your Fight Against Israel, We Must Attack America First

    07/12/2014 7:10:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 7/11/2014 | Pamela Geller
    Obama supported these devout Muslims in Syria. He provided lethal weapons to the “opposition.” ISIS is the opposition. He pulled our troops out of Iraq. The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum. Obama created that vacuum. We are witnessing the disastrous fallout of his moral failure.Obama has put America in grave danger. “ISIS Spokesman Explains Why ‘Islamic State’ Not Supporting Hamas,” INN, July 11, 2014Spokesman for radical jihadi group says the time is not right for a confrontation with Israel. The Islamic State, or ISIS, has responded to critics who have questioned why its leader Abu Bakr...
  • UKRAINE: UPDATE- Fr Tikhon Sergey Kulbaka abducted & held by Pro-Russian Separatists

    07/12/2014 7:08:08 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 3 replies
    Dear brothers and sisters, from now on this [Facebook] page is controlled by the friends of Father Tikhon. https://www.facebook.com/arkhimtikhon He is still in captivity, we are 100% sure that this page is read by those who hold Fr. Tikhon in captivity. We turn to them and ask for Christ's sake to release our priest. So PLEASE write here what you feel about this situation. Still we ask you all to continue to pray for the health of Father Tikhon and his early/speedy release. #SaveFatherTikhon
  • VIDEO: Kim Jong Un Struggles to Walk (More Like a Painful Waddle)

    07/12/2014 6:47:23 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 57 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 8, 2014 | Washington Free Beacon
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  • Thousands in London, Paris, and Oslo protest Israeli strikes in Gaza

    07/12/2014 5:01:37 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 27 replies
    HAARETZ ^ | 7/11/2014 | HAARETZ
    Thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators turned out on the streets of London, Paris, and Oslo on Friday to call for an end to Israeli military strikes on Gaza. Several thousand people crowded the streets outside the Israeli Embassy in west London, waving placards that read "Gaza: End the Siege" and "Freedom for Palestine." The crowds blocked an entire road, and several protesters managed to climb on top of a double-decker bus stuck in traffic, but police said the protest was largely peaceful. Norwegian news website The Local reported that some 3,000 protestors gathered in front of the Norwegian parliament in Oslo...
  • Homosexuals Destroy Israeli Messianic Business [in Israel!]

    07/12/2014 3:51:22 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 74 replies
    Israel Today ^ | June 27, 2014 | David Lazarus
    The Jerusalem District Court has ordered Moshav Yad Hashmonah, a community of Messianic Jews and Evangelical Christians, to pay compensation to two lesbians after it refused to host a same-sex wedding reception. "We knew we were breaking the law. Somebody needed to do it." says Ayelet Ronen, general secretary for the village. Judge Moshe Yoad Cohen upheld a lower court ruling that the Moshav violated a law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. During the trial, representatives of the Moshav quoted from both Old and New Testaments. "We do not hate homosexuals or lesbians. We love them. We simply told...
  • Meet The Ilyushin IL-102, The Most Gorgeously Ugly Combat Jet Ever

    07/11/2014 11:00:07 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 46 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | 07/11/2014 | Tyler Rogoway
    When we talk about combat aircraft that are so ugly they are brutishly beautiful, aircraft like the A-10, B-52 and the Mi-24 come to mind. Yet an obscure Russian close air support aircraft that lost a competition to the now notorious Sukhoi Su-25 may take the trophy for the must gorgeously ugly combat jet of all time. By the late 1960s Russia was looking for a new jet aircraft that would be dedicated to close air support (CAS). After studying close air support scenarios and data collected since WWII it was clear that the fast, swept-wing jets and heavy bombers...
  • U.S. Navy Discovers That Sailors Need Sleep (LCS Troubles)

    07/11/2014 10:51:02 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 40 replies
    War is Boring ^ | 07/11/2014 | Michael Peck
    Undermanned and overworked crews can’t keep Littoral Combat Ships running Did you ever work a job that required two people, but your stingy employer insisted that one was enough? Then you understand the problem with the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship. One of the LCS’s supposed advantages is its much smaller crew compared to other vessels. Where a Navy frigate might have 200 sailors, the frigate-size LCS has just 40—although, to be fair, two different 40-person crews take turns running the ship. LCS is a jack-of-all-trades warship that can carry different modules for various missions—anti-submarine warfare, surface warfare or mine-hunting. The...
  • FARNBOROUGH: Fighter manufacturers enter dogfight with F-35

    07/11/2014 10:44:44 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Flight International ^ | 07/11/2014 | CRAIG HOYLE
    Every two years, a select group of Western fighter manufacturers touch down at Farnborough air show to promote their wares in what is perhaps the toughest of all sales categories. As the home show for Eurofighter partner company BAE Systems, the event offers a prime opportunity to highlight the credentials of the Typhoon, as it works with allies Airbus Defence & Space and Finmeccanica’s Alenia Aermacchi to add to their operators list. Austria, Germany, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Spain and the UK have together received more than a combined 400 examples so far, and Oman is under contract to field 12...
  • Eurofighter Describes Multi-Role Capability Status

    07/11/2014 10:40:28 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    AIN online ^ | July 11, 2014 | CHRIS POCOCK
    Multi-role functionality has been a long time coming for the Eurofighter Typhoon. But the four-nation industrial consortium building the combat jet says the Phase 1 Enhancements (P1E) package that is now entering service represents a “paradigm shift” in capability. The commander of the UK Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon force, Air Cmdr. Gary Waterfall, said the new package allows the RAF to drop 500-pound Paveway IV “smart” bombs “at the moment of our choosing, on targets of our choosing, with a multitude of fuse settings, impact angles and arrivals.” Laurie Hilditch, Eurofighter GmbH future capabilities manager, added, “The operator may...
  • Business wants immigration reform. Why? Because they can't find enough workers

    07/11/2014 7:42:28 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 117 replies
    As the nation deals with an immigration crisis at its borders, businesses are stepping up their calls for reform. The Obama administration is desperately trying to deal with the influx of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children crossing into the United States. The crisis may deflect Congress' attention away from doing anything meaningful over the nation's immigration laws, said Thomas Donohue, CEO of the Chamber of Commerce, which represents the largest U.S. businesses. But the group still renewed its push for immigration reform.
  • Elian Gonzalez, Call Your Office

    07/11/2014 6:12:10 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 28 replies
    Investor's Business Dauily ^ | July 11, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Border: Democrats and our attorney general once favored the forcible return of alien minors to their country of origin, but that was when the country was Castro's Cuba and the horrible condition they fled was communism. Eric Holder made a very emotional plea the other day when he announced the Obama administration program "Justice AmeriCorps," intended to provide emergency legal representation to the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors flooding across our open southern border from Central America. "How we treat those in need, particularly young people who must appear in immigration proceedings, many of whom are fleeing violence, persecution,...
  • Germany’s Choice: Will It Be America or Russia?

    07/11/2014 6:04:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | July 10, 2014 – 05:48 PM | Markus Feldenkirchen, Christiane Hoffmann and René Pfister
    For decades, Germany’s position in the West remained unquestioned. Following the NSA spying and other political scandals, many Germans want greater independence from the US. But does that mean getting closer to Moscow? […] On the one hand, Germans are disappointed by the Americans and their unceasing surveillance activities. At the same time, they have demonstrated a surprising level of sympathy for the Russians and their president, Vladimir Putin, in the Ukraine crisis. This raises the fundamental question of Germany’s national identity. In the long run, Germans will have to decide which side they prefer. …
  • Pentagon Successfully Tests First Small-Caliber, Self-Guided Bullets [VIDEO]

    07/11/2014 5:30:49 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11 Jul 2014
    The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced the first successful live-fire tests of the military’s first smart, self-guided bullets. In a video released by DARPA Thursday, Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordinance (EXACTO) .50-caliber bullets maneuvered independently mid-flight to accurately strike targets purposefully offset from where the firing sniper rifle was aimed. The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced the first successful live-fire tests of the military’s first smart, self-guided bullets. In a video released by DARPA Thursday, Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordinance (EXACTO) .50-caliber bullets maneuvered independently mid-flight to accurately strike targets purposefully offset from where the firing...
  • NATO’s Rasmussen: ‘Active Role’ for Germany ‘Decisive for Europe’s Future’

    07/11/2014 5:29:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Der Spiegel ^ | July 11, 2014 – 04:55 PM | Christiane Hoffmann and Christoph Schult
    In an interview, outgoing NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen discusses Germany’s postwar tradition of pacifism and his belief the country is now ready, and indeed has the responsibility, to take on a greater role in global affairs. […] “Germany is a normal country today, with the kinds of rights and duties other countries have. That’s why Germany should play an important role in foreign and security policy, be it in the EU, NATO or in international politics.” …
  • Putin urges Netanyahu to stop armed standoff in southern Israel

    07/11/2014 5:25:37 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 27 replies
    itar-tass.com ^ | July 10, 2014
    MOSCOW, July 10. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a phone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that armed confrontation in southern Israel and in the Gaza Strip leading to numerous victims among civilians should be stopped as soon as possible. The Kremlin press-service reported this on Thursday. The conversation was requested by the Israeli side, the Kremlin said. “Further bilateral contacts and some other issues of mutual interest were also touched upon,” it said. Israeli-Palestinian relations aggravated after June 12, 2014, when three Jewish teenagers were abducted in the West Bank. Later, the teenagers were found killed....
  • Trapped on the Border (Media's fave illegal alien reporter stuck in McAllen, Tx)

    07/11/2014 5:22:27 PM PDT · by kristinn · 19 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | Friday, July 11, 2014 | Jose Antonio Vargas
    I write this from the city of McAllen, which sits in the Rio Grande Valley near the border, just across from the Mexican city of Reynosa. In the last 24 hours I realize that, for an undocumented immigrant like me, getting out of a border town in Texas—by plane or by land—won’t be easy. It might, in fact, be impossible. I flew into the valley Thursday morning to visit a shelter for unaccompanied Central American refugees and participate in a vigil in their honor. Outraged at the media coverage of this humanitarian crisis (these children are not “illegal,” as news...
  • Officials Say Iran Is Hamas’ ‘Enabler’ in Fight Against Israel

    07/11/2014 5:19:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Time ^ | July 11, 2014 3:39 PM ET | Michael Crowley
    In a reminder of the Middle East’s intertwined nature, the latest violence between Israel and Hamas has U.S. and Israeli officials lamenting the role of a key actor hundreds of miles east of Gaza: Iran. “Who is the enabler for Hamas? Where do they get those rockets?” asked House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce Friday morning. “It’s Iran.” […] “Iran continues to do everything it can to push rockets into Gaza,” says Israel’s ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer. “Iran obviously is a supporter of Hamas. And Islamic Jihad is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Iran.” (Islamic Jihad is militant group...
  • Jihad in Thailand: 3 Thai police murdered coming from mosque peace initiative

    07/11/2014 4:11:31 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | July 11 2014 | Pamela Geller
    Musli outreach and interfaith homicide. Our SIOA journalist in Thailand writes: “A deputy commander and two other police officers of Krong Penang police station in Yala Province were ambushed and murdered tonight (Thursday July 10, 2014) by Muslim terrorists as they returned from visiting a local mosque during a Ramadan peace initiative by police. The radio reports that the deputy police commander was a Muslim. The other two were probably Muslim judging by their names in Thai. This mosque was not Deputy Police Lt Colonel Adinant Ismaael’s normal mosque. He was there for community outreach. Ramadan is a very dangerous...
  • Insurgent Capture Christian Colleges in Ukraine, Missionaries Urge Prayer

    07/11/2014 3:50:01 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies
    gospelherald.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | Leah Marieann Klett
    As tensions rise in Eastern Ukraine, Pro-Russian insurgents continue to target Christians, reportedly taking over a Christian University in Donetsk to house insurgents in preparation for war. "They want to accommodate more soldiers, so that place becomes the number one target for the insurgency," Sergey Rakhuba, president of Peter Deyneka Russian Ministries and a former board member of the university told Mission Network News. "If the Ukrainian army attacks, this Christian university would be destroyed." Following a government crackdown on rebel forces, Insurgents were forced to regroup in the city of Donetsk, the regional capital, where they captured Donetsk Christian...
  • Watch what happens when Israel “knocks on the roof” of a terrorist home in Gaza (VIDEO)

    07/11/2014 3:41:16 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 22 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | July 11 2014 | The Right Scoop
    (Before/After Photo's at Site) Ynet News posted this video that shows Israel’s “knock on the roof” is done before the blow up a home: A video documenting the mortar fired on the home of Hamas rocket unit head Ayman Siam at the Bureij refugee camp, and a short while afterwards the missile that almost destroyed the structure, shows how the “knock on the roof” procedure works. Siam managed to escape the attack on Thursday with his life. The video, posted on Palestinian news site Al-Watan, shows the mortar hit the house, causing a small cloud of smoke to rise. The...
  • Opinion: World Condemns Israel for Protecting Its People

    07/11/2014 3:41:09 PM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    CBN News I ^ | Thursday, July 10, 2014 | Tzippe Barrow
    Opinion: World Condemns Israel for Protecting Its People By Tzippe Barrow CBN News Internet Producer - Jerusalem Thursday, July 10, 2014 JERUSALEM, Israel -- As Israel fights back against Hamas -- the Palestinian terror group that openly declares its intention to wipe the Jewish state off the map -- it faces condemnation from the Arab world. The spokesman for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan called for an immediate halt to Israel's "barbaric aggression." The Islamic Republic of Iran, responsible in large part for funding, training and arming Hamas and other Islamist terror groups, called on the West to condemn the...
  • Putin pledges to help Cuba explore for offshore oil

    07/11/2014 3:30:15 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies
    reuters.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | Alexei Anishchuk and Daniel Trotta
    HAVANA (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged to help revive Cuba's struggling offshore oil exploration on Friday at the start of a six-day tour of Latin America as Russia aims to reassert its influence on the communist-ruled island. Putin was joined in Havana by close ally and so-called Russian oil czar Igor Sechin, the chairman of state oil company Rosneft, to finalise a deal to explore for oil off Cuba's northern coast. The Russian president also promised to reinvest $3.5 billion of Cuban debt with Russia into development projects on the island, part of a deal in which Russia...
  • ISIS unveils ‘cabinet’ lineup: report

    07/11/2014 3:26:28 PM PDT · by mgist · 6 replies
    Al Arabiya News ^ | 7/11/14 | Al Arabiya News
    ISIS unveils ‘cabinet’ lineup: report By Staff writer | Al Arabiya News Friday, 11 July 2014 Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), has reportedly formed a cabinet to be in charge of his newly established “caliphate.” Documents published by The Telegraph newspaper this week revealed for the first time in details the structure of the group, which has claimed universal authority throughout the Muslim world, declaring Baghdadi its caliph. The British newspaper published an infograph that explains the leadership arrangement under Baghdadi, based on documents seized from an ISIS member’s house...
  • Ad Offers More Than $6000 Per Month to House Foreign Minors

    HOUSTON, Texas--An ad placed in the Penny Saver Newspaper in Murrieta, California is seeking "loving, compassionate parents to provide a loving home" for illegal immigrant minors, according to a local reader of the publication. . .
  • Don't let nativism cloud the immigration debate

    07/11/2014 2:57:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 10, 2014 | Shikha Dalmia
    Here’s a question for the proud Americans demanding that the unaccompanied foreign children showing up at our borders be deported: Suppose that one of these “illegal” minors was your neighbor, living with his aunt and uncle, going to school during the day, kicking ball with friends in the evening, trying hard to put the traumatic journey from his native, violence-ridden country to America behind him. Would you, with a clear conscience, pick up the phone and turn him in? If the answer is “no,” then it is time for you to throw out your “Return to Sender” signs. Why? Because...
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski Blames Netanyahu for Conflict with Hamas

    07/11/2014 2:39:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 07/11/2014 | Jeff Dunetz
    CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Friday's Morning Joe program featured a discussion about the ongoing Israel and Hamas conflict. Joe Scarborough spoke with Zbigniew Brzezinkski the National Security Adviser for Jimmy Carter, famous for helping to create the Taliban, inventing anti-Israel conspiracy theories, and spewing anti-Semitic rhetoric. For viewers who are anti-Israel Brzezinski did not disappoint. He blamed the present conflict on Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu; a right-winger who is "determined to prompt, to precipitate a direct military collision with Gaza." Brzezinski also presented Hamas as a terrorist group that has moderated. It was a tough interview for...
  • Hagel: ISIS poses an 'imminent' threat to US

    07/11/2014 2:32:29 PM PDT · by robowombat · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/09/14 04:15 PM EDT | Kristina Wong
    Hagel: ISIS poses an 'imminent' threat to US By Kristina Wong - 07/09/14 04:15 PM EDT Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday the Sunni fundamentalist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) poses a threat not just to the government in Baghdad, but to the United States as well. "This country should not make any mistake on this, nor anyone in Congress — this is a threat to our country," Hagel said while meeting with troops at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia. "This is a force that is sophisticated. It's dynamic, it's strong, it's organized, it's...
  • Alanlysis: Hamas out of money, big supporters, supplies, so why is it shooting at Israel?

    07/11/2014 2:23:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    CBC News ^ | 07/11/2014 | By Derek Stoffel
    The Israeli army on Wednesday intensified its offensive on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, striking Hamas sites and killing at least 14 people on the second day of a military operation it says is aimed at quelling rocket fire against Israel. Hamas is broke. It's lost some of its biggest supporters. Its supply lines from Egypt are cut off. The Islamist militant group is at one of its weakest points since it was founded in 1987. Yet, its operatives are busy firing rockets at Israel, as hostilities between the two arch-enemies continues to escalate. Why? Hamas has little other choice but...