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  • Under Clinton Presidency, U.S. Muslim Population Would Exceed Germany’s by 2024

    07/23/2016 10:46:59 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 25 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 23 Jul 2016 | Julia Hahn
    Under two terms of a President Hillary Clinton, the U.S. Muslim population would exceed Germany’s current Muslim population, according to data from Pew Research Center and the Department of Homeland Security. According to a Pew report published earlier this week, “as of 2010, there were 4.8 million Muslims in Germany.” A Pew report from January of this year estimated that there are roughly 3.3 million Muslims living in the United States. This means that today the U.S. already has a larger Muslim population than does Kuwait, or Brunei, or Bahrain, or Djibouti, or Qatar. Under current policy, Pew projects the...
  • 'Stupid' praise for Baton Rouge shooting nets Steinbach man tongue lashing in court

    07/23/2016 9:50:45 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 12 replies
    CBC ^ | July 22, 2016 | Bryce Hoye
    A Manitoba man was let off the hook but received a scolding from all sides in court after the 18-year-old mocked and applauded the death of U.S. police officers slain in a shooting last weekend. RCMP arrested the Steinbach man Sunday night after area residents reported comments he posted to the "wow Steinbach" Facebook page praising the fatal shooting of three officers in Baton Rouge, La. snip Charges for uttering threats were stayed but the 18-year-old spent almost two days in custody in between making the comments and the hearing Tuesday.
  • California governor denies parole for Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

    07/23/2016 9:48:09 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 July 2016 | By Associated Press
    California Gov. Jerry Brown denied parole for the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who is serving a life sentence for killing a wealthy grocer and his wife more than 40 years ago. Brown overturned the recommendation of a parole board on Friday that found Leslie Van Houten was no-longer the violent young woman who committed a gruesome murder and was now fit for release. She has completed college degrees and been a model inmate. The Democratic governor acknowledged her success in prison and her youth at the time of the murders. However, he wrote in his decision...
  • Kerry: Refrigerator chemicals are just as bad as ISIS

    07/23/2016 7:59:52 AM PDT · by blueyon · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/22/16 | John Siciliano
    Air conditioners and refrigerators pose as big a threat to "life on the planet" as the threat of terrorism, Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday. Kerry was in Vienna negotiating a global climate deal to phase out chemicals used as refrigerants in basic household and commercial appliances such as air conditioning and refrigerators, called hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs. The chemicals are a potent source of greenhouse gas emissions that many scientists blame for contributing to global warming.
  • Obama is America's Erdogan, purges and all... [radio]

    07/23/2016 7:53:49 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 4 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | July 23, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    GOP Nominates Trump for President Erdogan channels Hitler with fake coup LIVE Saturday (7/23) 8 AM EST!!! This week, the GOP finally made it official. Donald Trump is the 2016 Republican nominee for President. Despite incredible opposition from the establishment and globalists, Trump bested them all and now represents the people in his quest for the Presidency. Meanwhile in Turkey, Recep Erdogan appears to have orchestrated an abortive coup, and is using it as a pretext for mass arrests and persecution. Kemalism (i.e., Turkish secularism) is facing a dire crisis from the megalomaniacal Turkish leader – who is both an...
  • 'Allahu Akbar' gunman slaughters children in Munich

    07/23/2016 6:41:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/23/2016 | unknown
    A gunman shouting “Allahu Akbar” burst out of a bathroom at a McDonald’s restaurant and opened fire on children before rampaging through a nearby shopping mall. Ten are now confirmed dead, including the gunman, following the “shooting spree” at the shopping center in Munich, Germany. Munich police believe the gunman killed himself and “probably” acted alone, calming earlier fears there were three shooters on the loose. Video posted to social media appear to show the gunman dressed in black outside the restaurant and firing into the crowd.
  • Obama-backed Syrian “Rebels” Behead 12-Year-Old Boy

    07/23/2016 6:22:08 AM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 July 2016 | Alex Newman
    As if Americans needed another reason to rein in the out-of-control government in Washington, D.C., jihadist Syrian “rebels” backed and “vetted” by the Obama administration and neocons in Congress beheaded a 12-year-old boy. The barbaric beheading of the impoverished child was perpetrated on video that surfaced this week, with smiling jihadists funded and armed by the U.S. government shouting “Allahu Akbar” as they sever the child's head. According to the Obama-backed terror group behind the horror, the boy was suspected of being a “spy” for the government. The group, which received heavy military equipment and funding from Obama, claimed it...
  • Hungary's Orban likes what he hears of 'valiant' Trump's security plans

    07/23/2016 6:16:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 5 replies
    Reuters through Yahoo! ^ | July 23, 2016 | Marton Dunai
    BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Saturday said Donald Trump had proposed security policies that Europe should take to heart to solve a security crisis he blames on uncontrolled immigration. Speaking at a summer university in Baile Tusnad, Romania, the Hungarian leader tied increased security threats to increased migration and cited Trump's proposals at the Republican National Convention to combat terrorism. Orban is one of Europe's most outspoken politicians and has in the past upset fellow members of the European Union over policy. Most recently he has taken a tough stance on Europe's migrant crisis, objecting to...
  • 'I am German': Munich gunman in furious exchange with bystander

    07/23/2016 2:33:45 AM PDT · by Enchante · 131 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 23, 2016 | Bonnie Malkin
    Video has emerged appearing to show the gunman who shot dead at least nine people in Munich involved a furious argument with a witness, shouting “I am German!” and complaining of being bullied. The shooter, who was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, was identified by German police as an 18-year-old with dual German and Iranian nationality. He had no criminal record. In the footage, which was posted on Twitter, an unseen man can be heard shouting abuse at another man, who is clad all in black and pacing on the top floor of an empty car park.
  • Another Day, Another Jihad Massacre

    07/23/2016 12:08:06 AM PDT · by detective · 55 replies
    Frontpage ^ | July 22, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    The events unfolded in predictable fashion: a young Iranian Muslim opened fire at a shopping mall in Munich while screaming “Allahu akbar,” and initial mainstream media reports were that the gunman was a “right-wing extremist,” lashing out on the fifth anniversary of the Norwegian madman Anders Breivik’s massacre, while screaming out his hatred for foreigners. As it happened, it was someone else screaming his hatred for foreigners at the jihad murderer, not the other way around, but once again, the lie had gotten halfway around the world before the truth had a chance to put on its shoes. And the...
  • What One Million Recently Fired Chinese Coal And Steel Workers Are Doing Now

    07/22/2016 11:10:48 PM PDT · by dennisw · 40 replies
    zerohedge ^ | Jul 22, 2016 5:40 PM | by Tyler Durden
    Having followed China's biggest risk with great interest for the past year, which incidentally is not its $36 trillion in debt, nor its defaults, its zombie companies, its ponzi "wealth products", its currency, its capital outflows, its crony capitalism and corruption, nor its gargantuan capital misallocation, but the threat of a social revolution as a result of a surge in unemployment as entire zombie industries fail, that has always been true biggest risk for Beijing (something the Politburo knows very well), we found it less than surprising when last September a Chinese coal company announced it would fires 100,000. That...
  • North Korea building secret ballistic missile submarine base

    07/22/2016 8:49:30 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Telegraph ^ | July 22, 2016 | Peter Foster, and agencies
    North Korea building secret ballistic missile submarine base By Peter Foster, and agencies 22 July 2016 • 4:08pm North Korea is constructing a massive underground facility capable of sheltering ballistic missile submarine at a location on its east coast, new satellite images have shown. News of the fortified submarine pens in the port city of Sinpo comes as tension spiked again on the Korean Peninsula following a series of recent missile and weapons tests. Earlier this month North Korea tested a Pukgeukseong (Polaris) submarine-launched ballistic missile in waters off Sinpo in the Sea of Japan, deepening fears that Pyongyang is...
  • MUNICH SHOOTING: 10 dead including 'IRANIAN' gunman & 20 hurt after shopping mall attack

    07/22/2016 6:50:59 PM PDT · by freespirit2012 · 165 replies
    Daily Express ^ | ZOIE O'BRIEN
    POLICE have revealed the gunman who killed nine people and injured at least 20 others at a Munich shopping mall is an 18-year-old German of Iranian descent.
  • Bozell & Graham Column: 'Fact Checkers' vs. The Benghazi Mom

    07/22/2016 3:55:29 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 15 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | July 19, 2016 | By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    When FBI director James Comey came before the press to deliver his bizarre proclamation that Hillary Clinton had lied relentlessly about her private e-mail server, but shouldn't be prosecuted because no prosecutor would ever dare take her to court, except prosecutors all over the country rose to say they'd do so immediately, many were shocked and angered. One industry was thoroughly embarrassed: the media-elite "fact checker" websites and projects, from PolitiFact.com to FactCheck.org to the "Fact Checker" column at The Washington Post. These so-called guardians of truth felt forced to revise and upgrade their "Pinocchio" counts to reflect the fact...
  • NC Congressman Fights Back After NBA Blames Bathroom Law, Moves All-Star Game

    07/22/2016 3:48:17 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/22/16 | Abbey Shockley
    One North Carolina congressman has some words for the National Basketball Association. Rep. Robert Pittenger wrote NBA commissioner Adam Silver a letter regarding the NBA’s decision to move the 2017 All-Star basketball game from Charlotte. The relocation was attributed to North Carolina’s House Bill 2, widely known as the bathroom law...
  • Erdogan Warned of Incoming Coup by Russian Alert

    07/22/2016 3:45:42 PM PDT · by annalex · 17 replies
    FARS News Agency ^ | Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:10
    Erdogan Warned of Incoming Coup by Russian Alert TEHRAN (FNA)- Arab media outlets quoted diplomats in Ankara as disclosing that Turkey's President Erdogan was alerted by Russia against an imminent army coup hours before it was initiated on Friday, while a western media outlet said Erdogan asked his supporters to remain in the streets after receiving advice from Tehran. Several Arab media outlets, including Rai Alyoum, quoted diplomatic sources in Ankara as saying that Turkey's National Intelligence Organization, known locally as the MIT, received intel from its Russian counterpart that warned of an impending coup in the Muslim state. The...
  • Report: Several killed in shooting at Munich shopping mall (GERMANY)

    07/22/2016 10:28:04 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 756 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 7/22/2016 | Chris Williams and Jason Hanna
    Seems to be an active situation.
  • Hollande defends minister under fire over Nice attack [5 suspects formally charged]

    07/22/2016 2:02:03 PM PDT · by Styria · 4 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 22, 2016 | Clare Byrne
    Paris (AFP) - French President Francois Hollande on Friday defended his government from accusations it relaxed its anti-terror defences after the Euro championships, and announced plans to arm the fight against the Islamic State group which claimed the Nice attack. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has been the lightning rod for accusations that authorities dropped their guard after the June 10-July 10 football tournament, leaving the Bastille Day celebrations targeted in last week's massacre in Nice exposed. Five suspects have been formally charged over the July 14 truck attack in the French Riveria city that killed 84 people.
  • Merkel chief of staff: refugees don’t pose higher terror risk

    07/22/2016 1:27:16 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 42 replies
    The Local ^ | 20 Jul 2016
    Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Chief of Staff Peter Altmaier said on Tuesday evening in response to the Würzburg axe attack that refugees are no more likely than anyone else to commit terrorist atrocities. All the evidence from the last 12 months shows that the danger of terrorism posed by refugees “is not larger or smaller than that in the rest of the population", Altmaier told broadcaster ZDF. The chief of staff was making the comment after a 17-year-old who had arrived in Germany in 2015 claiming to have fled from Afghanistan, attacked passengers with an axe on a train near Würzburg,...
  • Almost half of Germany thinks Merkel should quit over her migrant policy (Flashback)

    07/22/2016 12:56:13 PM PDT · by quesney · 15 replies
    29 January 2016Forty percent of Germans want Chancellor Angela Merkel to resign over her refugee policy, a poll showed on Friday. This reflects a rising dissatisfaction with her welcoming stance towards people fleeing conflict and economic hardship in the Middle East and Africa. Merkel has grown increasingly isolated in recent months as members of her conservative bloc have pressed her to take a tougher line on asylum seekers.
  • Obama unloads on Trump, promises to protect Mexico relationship

    07/22/2016 12:54:58 PM PDT · by detective · 68 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/22/16 | Nick Gass
    President Barack Obama wasted no time Friday delivering another implicit rebuke of Donald Trump on Mexico and immigration, hours after the Republican nominee officially claimed the party mantle to take on presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in November. "Let me start by saying something that is too often overlooked, but bears repeating — especially given some of the heated rhetoric that we sometimes hear. The United States values tremendously our enduring partnership with Mexico and our extraordinary ties of family and friendship with the Mexican people," Obama said at the start of a joint press conference with Mexican President Enrique...
  • Iran apparently detains another American

    07/22/2016 12:50:56 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 22, 2016
    The U.S. State Department said Thursday that it is looking into reports another American has been detained in Iran. State Department spokesman John Kirby would not comment further on the detention of Robin Shahini. The girlfriend of the San Diego man said Shahini's sister told her Iranian authorities took him into custody July 11 while he was visiting family in his native Iran and he has not been heard from since.
  • Munich shopping centre shooting: 'Three gunmen on the run' say police as multiple deaths(T)

    07/22/2016 11:24:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 131 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 7/22/2016 | Harriet Alexander
    Munich police are hunting for three gunmen who they believe have carried out attacks at three locations in the city. On Twitter, the local forces said shootings had taken place at Hanauer Straße, then the Riesstraße, and also at the Olympia shopping center. Lynn Stein, who works inside the Olympia centre, told CNN a woman told her "masked gunmen dressed in black" had been seen running through the centre. The interior ministry confirming at least three killed. Germany's Muencher Abendzeitung reported that the death toll was higher, with up to 15 people killed in the incident at the Olympia Einkaufszentrum...
  • Turkey Restores Power to Incirlik Air Base, Used By U.S. Against ISIS

    07/22/2016 9:53:47 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 18 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | 07/22/2016 | Breaking 911
    http://m.breaking911.com/turkey-restores-power-to-incirlik-air-base-used-by-u-s-against-isis/ Turkey Restores Power to Incirlik Air Base, Used By U.S. Against ISIS July 22, 2016 | 11:34 AM Home » Posts » International » Turkey Restores Power to Incirlik Air Base, Used By U.S. Against ISIS The power was restored Friday at a key Turkish base used by U.S. strike aircraft, defense officials said, nearly a week after an attempted overthrow of the Turkish government by a faction of its military spun the country into chaos. U.S. European Command announced in a statement that commercial power returned at the base, in the southern portion of the country near the...
  • Germany stresses defense of Baltics after Trump comments

    07/22/2016 9:17:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 22 Jul 2016 15:39 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    Germany on Friday stressed its promise to protect its NATO allies after White House hopeful Donald Trump called the commitment into question. “The German government is fundamentally committed to Article Five of the NATO treaty. That is the central promise of solidarity within the alliance,” Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert told reporters when asked about Trump’s remarks. “Collective defense according to Article Five is and remains the main duty of NATO,” Seibert added, noting that the pledge had once again been renewed at a NATO summit this month in Warsaw. …
  • Wikileaks Releases Nearly 20,000 Hacked DNC Emails

    07/22/2016 9:28:16 AM PDT · by ncfool · 123 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/22/2016 | Chuck Ross
    Wikileaks has released nearly 20,000 emails it says are from the accounts of Democratic National Committee officials. The release could cloud the upcoming Democratic party convention, which kicks off next week in Philadelphia. It is unclear how Wikileaks obtained the records, but the release comes weeks after a hacker (or hackers) going by the name Guccifer 2.0 began releasing records obtained through the DNC’s computer systems. The hacker claims to be Romanian, but many suspect that the records were taken by a team of Russian hackers. Guccifer 2.0 has said that they obtained DNC emails. Other documents released by the...
  • The appalling truth is that Trump IS as stupid and ignorant as he seems (Brit barf alert)

    07/22/2016 9:28:02 AM PDT · by pabianice · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/22/16 | Hastings
    This was a moment that millions of Americans, some of them very weird indeed, have been praying for. This was the moment that tens of millions of others viewed with fear, revulsion, disbelief. The most divisive political figure in modern U.S. history became his party’s standard-bearer for the presidential election. After I wrote in the Mail in February that a Donald Trump presidency was a real possibility, I was teased as if I had suggested that it might snow in July. Today, a distant spectre has grown into something much bigger and scarier. The prospect will give sleepless nights to...
  • Top Clinton Lobbyist Bundlers Tied to Foreign Banks, Governments

    07/22/2016 8:46:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 21, 2016 12:00 pm | Joe Schoffstall
    A number of Hillary Clinton’s top lobbyist bundlers, who have raised millions for her presidential campaign, either directly represent foreign entities or work at firms that represent foreign entities, according to documents from the Justice Department’s Foreign Agents Registration Unit. Hillary for America, Clinton’s campaign committee, has hauled in more than $7 million in bundled lobbyist contributions since its inception. The committee finished 2015 with $4.1 million in bundled lobbyist contributions. It has since added more than $2.9 million to its coffers from lobbyists, with $1.2 million of that amount pouring in during the second quarter of 2016, from April...
  • 4yrs in jail, damages: Finnish man sentenced after defending against home invasion

    07/22/2016 7:46:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    rt.com ^ | 7/20/2016 | unknown
    The homeowner has been convicted of “excessive self-defense and attempted manslaughter,” Helsinki news reports. He will serve an unconditional sentence for four years and two months, which he has to spend in prison. The man also has to pay damages to his attackers, with the fine totaling €21,000 (US$23,000). The newspaper does not provide information on the severity of injuries sustained by the home-invaders, however, it is known that they survived the event.
  • Russian warplanes reportedly bombed US base in Syria [last month]

    07/22/2016 7:37:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    fo.com ^ | 07/22/2016
    Russian warplanes reportedly bombed a secret military base in Syria used by elite American and British forces last month. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that the Russian strike on the CIA-linked site was part of a campaign by Russia to pressure the White House to agree to closer cooperation in the Syrian skies, U.S. military and intelligence officials said. Despite the fact that some forces could have been killed and the bombing dampened relations between Russia and the Pentagon and CIA, the White House and State Department still persued a compromise. The U.S. and Russia agreed to a pact...
  • The Islamic Republic of Iran: At War with the U.S.

    07/22/2016 7:39:18 AM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    Frontpage ^ | July 22, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    The Jerusalem Post Wednesday quoted the Speaker of the Iranian Parliament, Ali Larijani, “warning the US administration and its House of Representatives and Senate that injurious measures against the nuclear agreement have reached such a point that there is no way left for Iran but to counteract.” As I show in my new book The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Iran, Larijani’s bellicose language and thinly-veiled threat may have come as a surprise to those who believe that Barack Obama and John Kerry brought peace for our time by means of the nuclear deal, but it was nothing new to those...
  • Power Restored to Turkey Base Used for US Airstrikes against ISIS (Incirlik AFB)

    07/22/2016 7:05:52 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    military.com ^ | Brendan McGarry
    Power was restored Friday to the base in Turkey used by U.S. and coalition forces for airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, American officials said. Incirlik Air Base in the southern part of the country had been without power since July 16 and relying on generators to conduct the strikes following the attempted military coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "We will retain this capability should the power be interrupted again," officials from U.S. European Command, based in Stuttgart, Germany, said in a release. "Meanwhile there is a steady flow of hot food, water, and fuel...
  • Saudi government funded extremism in U.S. mosques and charities: report

    07/22/2016 6:57:32 AM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 19, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    Saudi Arabia was funding Muslim radicalism in mosques and charities at the time the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers were gathering in the United States and making contacts with Saudi nationals, according to a declassified intelligence document. To jihad watchers, the paper confirms their charges that the Saudi government and its wealthy citizens fund extremist teachings in America. To this day, the kingdom is pressing its harsh Wahhabi Sunni Islam on American Muslims as it seeks to spread Islam around the world, they say. In the document, one Saudi who was receiving money from Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Riyadh’s ambassador to...
  • Iran plans to reopen closed nuclear sites in violation of nuclear agreement

    07/22/2016 6:39:46 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 22, 2016 | Rick Moran
    I can't wait for those Iran sanctions to "snap back" into place, can you? The top leadership in Iran has instructed its atomic research organization to prepare to reopen nuclear sites shuttered by the nuclear agreement. If Iran goes through with this, it would scuttle the agreement and force President Obama to reimpose sanctions. Or not.
  • Goodbye to the greatest pilot ever

    07/22/2016 3:49:28 AM PDT · by Winniesboy · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 22 2016 | Robert Hardman
    Eric 'Winkle' Brown helped liberate Belsen, interrogated Goering - and test-piloted more planes than anyone on earth... This was not so much a flying display as a roll call of aviation history: Vampire, Sea Vixen, Martlet, Mustang, Tiger Moth, MiG, Hurricane, Lancaster... swooped in tribute to one of the greatest aviators the world has known. No one will ever surpass the records set by Brown, who flew more types of aircraft than anyone: 487. During a long career in which he was torpedoed, helped liberate Belsen, interrogated Goering, survived 11 crashes, landed the first jet on an aircraft carrier and...
  • Soldier son missed Herbert vote: father (Australian election)

    07/22/2016 1:16:02 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 4 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 22nd July 2016
    The father of a north Queensland soldier says his son was unable to cast a vote in his home seat of Herbert while on a military exercise in South Australia. The father, identified only as Glen on the Townsville Bulletin website comments blog, said his son had left Townsville before pre-poll voting opened in the federal election. When the soldier arrived at Exercise Hamel in SA no polling station was available, despite having been told there would be. "A new poll is required ... this is a failing of process," Glen wrote. Sky News reported on Thursday more than 600...
  • Pakistan declares Hizbul terrorist Burhan Wani a 'martyr', to observe July 19 as black day

    07/22/2016 1:12:37 AM PDT · by Cronos · 4 replies
    Times of India ^ | July 15, 2016 | PTI
    Further needling India on the Kashmir issue, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday declared slain Hizbul terrorist Burhan Wani a "martyr" and said July 19 will be observed as a "black day" to express solidarity with the moslems of Kashmir. Addressing a special cabinet meeting in Lahore to discuss the situation in Kashmir, Sharif termed the "movement of Kashmiris as a movement of freedom". "Pakistan would continue to extend moral, political and diplomatic support for Kashmiris in their just struggle for right to self-determination," the Prime Minister said. "The Prime Minister termed Burhan Wani as martyr of independence movement,"...
  • US Navy's newest $12.9bn supercarrier doesn't work

    07/22/2016 12:29:41 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 106 replies
    DAILYMAIL.COM ^ | July 21, 2016 | LIAM QUINN
    The most expensive warship ever built has been delayed from hitting the front line because it is reportedly not ready for battle. The $12.9 billion USS Gerald R. Ford Navy supercarrier - the first of three in its class with a total cost of $43 billion - could potentially struggle with planes landing and taking off, moving military weapons and being able to successfully defend itself, a memo obtained by Bloomberg News reads. The memo allegedly states 'poor or unknown reliability issues' were identified in a letter dated June 28. 'These four systems affect major areas of flight operations,' Defense...
  • Russia to test new ship-based helicopters in Syria

    07/21/2016 11:49:58 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Russia Beyond the Headlines ^ | JULY 18, 2016 | NIKOLAI LITOVKIN, ALEXANDRA YELFACHEVA
    The Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov is getting ready for a voyage to the Syrian coast in the Mediterranean. The goal of the deployment is to check the combat capabilities of the ship and its strike group, including Russia's state-of-the-art KA-52K Katran helicopters. The cruiser's deck-based aircraft will join the Syrian campaign from October 2016 to January 2017. The air group's tasks The deployment of the Admiral Kuznetsov amounts to a planned inspection of Russian arms, Viktor Murakhovsky, editor-in-chief of the Arsenal Otechestva (Arsenal of the Fatherland) magazine, told RBTH. "Sending the Admiral to Syria is a test of the...
  • The six decade journey of INS Viraat ends this week (Falklands veteran)

    07/21/2016 10:27:07 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    PTI ^ | July 22, 2016
    After nearly six decades in service, India’s majestic aircraft carrier INS Viraat will set sail for the last time from Mumbai to Kochi this week, powered by its own boilers before it is decommissioned. Once the ship berths itself with the Southern Naval Command on July 27 after sailing out from Mumbai on July 23, all valuable equipment on board like engines, radars, guns will be dismantled to prepare it for the decommissioning. The ship will then be towed back to Mumbai where it will be decommissioned. However, it is still not clear what will happen to the ship, which...
  • North Korea Is Sending Mysterious Coded Radio Messages Again

    07/21/2016 7:33:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/21/16 | Kyle Mizokami - Popular Mechanics
    A North Korean short wave radio station abruptly returned to the airwaves last Friday after a sixteen year absence. The mysterious broadcast has South Korean intelligence agents scrambling to figure out what its message means-and whom the message was intended for. The transmission, which began at approximately 12:45 on Friday, was made by an unnamed female announcer and began with, "From now on, I will give review work for the subject of mathematics under the curriculum of a remote education university for exploration agents of the 27th bureau." The announcer went on to say, "On page 459, question number 35,...
  • Earth on track for hottest year ever as warming speeds up ("EXTRAORDINARY YEAR")

    07/21/2016 7:25:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 7/21/16 | Stephanie Nebehay
    GENEVA (Reuters) - The earth is on track for its hottest year on record and warming at a faster rate than expected, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Thursday. Temperatures recorded mainly in the northern hemisphere in the first six months of the year, coupled with an early and fast Arctic sea ice melt and "new highs" in heat-trapping carbon dioxide levels, point to quickening climate change, it said. June marked the 14th straight month of record heat, the United Nations agency said. It called for speedy implementation of a global pact reached in Paris last December to limit...
  • NATO allies respond to Trump’s suggestion that the U.S. might not protect them from Russia

    07/21/2016 6:44:45 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 21, 2016 | Composters Adam Taylor, Michael Birnbaum
    Donald Trump has long suggested that he takes a skeptical view of the United States' alliances. However, in an interview with the New York Times on Wednesday evening, the Republican presidential nominee went further than before, appearing to suggest that the United States should not be required to automatically defend NATO allies if they are attacked. Trump specifically pointed to the Baltic states that sit near Russia's borders and often complain of belligerence from Moscow. He said they would be helped only if they had "fulfilled their obligations to us." For some in those in the Baltic states — Estonia,...
  • Syrian Refugees in Idaho (vanity)

    07/21/2016 5:08:28 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 27 replies
    VANITY
    Received this in an email. Can anyone verify? *** She attended a company training seminar yesterday and part of it was geared toward how to accommodate the 7,000 incoming Syrian refugees to the Gem State. Here are a few of the bullet points that I found particularly disturbing: - Every refugee will be given a Social Security number and card. - They will live rent free on the tax payers dimes. - Each family will receive $600 a month in food stamps. - College age kids will have free tuition at any state funded university (Boise State, University of Idaho,etc.)....
  • Turkey and Erdogan: Here comes the (real) caliphate

    07/21/2016 4:10:49 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 47 replies
    FOX NEWS Opinion ^ | July 21, 2016 | Ralph Peters
    If today’s Western leaders possess one general trait, it’s a genius for self-deception. Insisting that Islamist terror has nothing to do with Islam, or that religion has no strategic impact, or that all human beings want freedom and democracy, amounts to declaring that up is down, right is left and night is day. And midnight is coming for millions in Turkey, even as we insist that a dying flashlight is the sun. (...)
  • Hollande: France is committed to Israel-PA peace

    07/21/2016 3:20:06 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/7/16 | Elad Benari
    French President Francois Hollande told Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Paris on Thursday that his country is committed to leading international efforts to help secure peace between Israel and the PA, AFP reported. Hollande confirmed "France's commitment to building on the momentum created" on June 3, when Paris hosted senior diplomats to work towards organizing an international conference to reboot talks by the end of the year. The French leader "expressed his concern over the the fragile situation in the Middle East and escalating violence", a statement from the presidency said. "While the latest report from the Quartet...
  • U.S.-backed Syrian force gives Islamic State 48 hours to leave Manbij

    07/21/2016 2:38:56 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jul 21, 2016 | Dominic Evans
    ...the Manbij Military Council said the Islamic State militants would be allowed to leave the city with light weapons, without a fight. It said their departure must take place within 48 hours and "this initiative is the only and the final one for the besieged Daesh elements to leave the city,"
  • British police investigate attempted abduction of soldier near RAF Marham air base

    07/21/2016 2:23:28 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 12 replies
    British police say they are investigating the attempted abduction of a serviceman at a Royal Air Force base in eastern England, saying they cannot discount it being a terrorism incident. The serviceman, aged in his late 20s, was jogging on Wednesday and not in uniform when he was approached by two men at RAF Marham in Norfolk, one of whom shouted at him and tried to grab him. He fought off the attacker and the second man, who was armed with a knife, went to help his accomplice, at which point the serviceman ran off. He was unhurt. "I can...
  • Inside the little French factory engraving headstones for Commonwealth soldiers killed in world wars

    07/21/2016 2:20:18 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 8 replies
    ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) ^ | 21st July 2016 | James Glenday
    The two world wars have long since passed, but for those employed to honour the dead, the task is never-ending. At a factory in the northern French city of Beaurains, machines operate 70 hours a week to produce a constant, global supply of gravestones for the 1.7 million Commonwealth soldiers killed in the two horrific conflicts. Although age may not weary them, the years continue to condemn their gravestones and they need to be replaced. "Some of these headstones are 100 years old," the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's Peter Francis said. "For us an illegible headstone is a brave man...
  • Nice truck attacker had accomplices, plotted for months: French prosecutor

    07/21/2016 1:33:45 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 24 replies
    The Tunisian man who killed 84 people on the French Riviera by ploughing his truck into Bastille Day crowds had been planning the attack for months with the help of at least five accomplices, the Paris prosecutor said on Thursday. “The investigation under way since the night of July 14 has progressed and not only confirmed the murderous premeditated nature of Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel’s act but also established that he benefited from support and complicity,” Francois Molins told a news conference. The prosecutor said he had placed the five people - an Albanian couple, a Tunisian man and two Franco-Tunisian...