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  • Vanity: If radical Islam is a cancer, what is the carcinogen?

    08/20/2014 5:56:36 AM PDT · by magellan · 2 replies
    20 August, 2014 | Self
    The murder of American reporter James Foley, by an apparently British IS Jihadist brings up a question: If Radical Islam is a cancer on the world, what is the carcinogen? What causes this level of radicalism to foment and metastasize? Until this question can be accurately answered, we will not stop it. It has continued to grow faster than we can "cut it out", it has continued to come back even when we excise it, and and will continue to grow faster than we can cut it out.
  • After ISIS Beheading Video, UK’s Cameron Cancels Vacation, Obama Returns to His Vacation [not Obama]

    08/20/2014 5:48:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/20/14 | Jim Geraghty
    ....“U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer vacation to return to London and chair urgent meetings on the threat posed by ISIS in Iraq and Syria..... ... Obama went back to his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard Tuesday evening....
  • Sherman in Gaza [VDH]

    08/20/2014 5:31:44 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/20/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    His march through Georgia has been gravely misunderstood ― as has Israel’s strategy in Gaza. William Tecumseh Sherman 150 years ago took Atlanta before heading out on his infamous March to the Sea to make Georgia “howl.” He remains one of the most controversial and misunderstood figures in American military history. Sherman was an attritionist, not an annihilationist — a strategist who believed in attacking the sources that fuel and field an army rather than butting heads against the army itself. To review his career is to shed light on why the Israeli Defense Forces were both effective in Gaza...
  • UKRAINE: Odessa prodigy invented a device for the Ukrainian army

    The young prodigy from Odessa refused elite German gymnasium, though, and dreamed about the educational institution with a base for experimentation. 15-year-old Boris Chubin decided to give his ideas for the home country: Ukraine. He is working on a device that can reduce the loss of life during the attacks. The device can determine the position and direction of the enemy offensive. Work on the invention of Boris and his supervisor were divided into five stages. Are now working on the second. The consultations military experts. With sufficient funding for research instrument can be ready in six months. "We decided...
  • Can you Tell Who the Bad Guys are Now? ISIS is a living monster, lurking in Western cities

    08/20/2014 5:08:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/20/2014 | Avi Davis
    You would have thought that Barack Obama and David Cameron, the nominal leaders of the free world, would have had it all figured out by now. Obama, in the sixth year of his presidency and Cameron in his fourth as prime minister, have both nevertheless been loath to identify the growing menace that threatens the survival of the West. [SNIP] The ISIS phenomenon has stunned the world. Much like the Mongol hordes that swept out of the Central Asian Steppe in the 13th Century, this is a force which seems to have emerged from nowhere -- anti-modern, highly focused in...
  • UKRAINE: In Moscow, flag of Ukraine placed on high-rise & Spire painted blue and yellow [VIDEO]

    08/20/2014 4:08:56 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 13 replies
    unian.ua ^ | flag 20.08.2014
    In Moscow, Ukraine flag set on the Spire of the high-rise building that was painted in blue and yellow Last night, unknown painted a star on one of the Stalinist skyscrapers in Moscow, in the colors of the Ukrainian flag and set it on the flag of Ukraine. The Muscovites are singing the Ukrainian national anthem "before 10 am on the star rose working. As the first Premier, Medvedev told a worker made a "selfě" on the background of the flag, and then pulled it off, "he writes. Meanwhile, one of the Russian propagandists reports that unknown throughout the night...
  • White House takes suggestions from business on immigration changes

    08/20/2014 3:58:24 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 19, 2014 | Rebecca Kaplan
    In addition to reviewing the deportation system of immigrants in the U.S. illegally, the Obama administration is weighing executive actions to change the legal immigration system in ways that could benefit businesses, the Wall Street Journal reports. [Snip] Mr. Obama is reportedly weighing unilateral steps he could take to defer deportations for anywhere from 550,000 to 4.4 million immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally, as well as providing some with work permits. The move is sure to draw harsh criticism from Republicans, who argued that they could not pass immigration reform in 2014 because the president cannot be trusted...
  • Israel Confirms Air Strike Targeted Hamas Military Chief (Hamas claims 5 bunker busters used!)

    08/20/2014 3:45:44 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 8/20/2014, 9:22 AM | Ari Yashar
    An Israeli diplomatic source confirmed Wednesday morning to Walla! that Israel tried overnight to eliminate Mohammed Deif, the head of Hamas's "military wing," the Ezzedine Al-Qassam Brigades. Hamas has claimed that five bunker-buster bombs were fired by Israel targeting the elusive mastermind behind Hamas's terror war. "The wife of the great leader (Deif) was martyred with his daughter," wrote Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouk on his Facebook page Tuesday night, not indicating the fate of Deif himself. Hamas emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra later modified the appraisal, saying Deif's second wife Widad (27) and seven-month-old son Ali were killed in...
  • Carlsberg lowers profit outlook on fall in Russian sales

    08/20/2014 2:43:09 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 2 replies
    Copenhagen (AFP) - Danish brewer Carlsberg cut its annual profit guidance on Wednesday and said economic uncertainty in Russia, its biggest market, could prompt it to close some breweries. Clouds over the outlook in some parts of eastern Europe had cut consumption of beer, the company said. "Due to the recent macro events the consumer sentiment and the outlook for some of the economies in eastern Europe are becoming increasingly challenging and uncertain," the company said in its quarterly earnings statement. "Consequently, we believe that the beer category will deteriorate further in the second half of the year," it added....
  • Switzerland: Muslim Protesters Attempt to Storm Synagogue

    08/20/2014 2:09:38 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/8/14 | Ari Soffer
    Muslim anti-Israel demonstrators attempted to force their way into a synagogue in Switzerland, the latest in a string of attacks on synagogues in Europe. The protest took place on Saturday, during the Jewish Sabbath, in front of the Beth Yaakov, or Grande, Synagogue in Geneva, according to JTA. The Intercommunity Coordination Against Anti-Semitism and Defamation watchdog organization (CICAD) reported that a Muslim woman wearing a niqab (veil) first attempted to enter the place of worship while waving a PLO flag and holding a placard saying "Every synagogue is an Israeli embassy" on Saturday morning but was prevented from doing so....
  • German journalists arrested in Ferguson

    08/20/2014 12:45:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 19 Aug 2014 11:39 GMT+02:00
    Ansgar Graw and Frank Hermann were cuffed and jailed for three hours the day after arriving in the beleaguered suburb of St. Louis. […] The journalists had wanted to take pictures of a burned out gas station on Florissant Avenue, the street at the center of the week-long protest. […] “We felt there were no threats, everything is completely peaceful, and we said that we would stay on and take the photos we wanted,” Graw wrote. Then a young police officer says: “Okay, but only if you keep moving. The moment you stay standing, you’ll be arrested. That’s the last...
  • Plenty of Room at the Top of Ukraine’s Fading Rebellion

    08/20/2014 12:07:31 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies
    nytimes ^ | AUG. 19, 2014 | Andrew E. Kramer
    DONETSK, Ukraine — To outward appearances, Fyodor D. Berezin is the picture of a senior military commander. He wears camouflage, has bodyguards and confidently gives orders as the newly named deputy defense minister of the separatist Donetsk People’s Republic. Yet, just four months ago he was an obscure author of 18 science fiction novels, one play and a dozen or so short stories. In an interview, Mr. Berezin said he was as surprised as anybody by his rapid promotion through the rebel ranks. “Reality became scarier than science fiction,” he said in an interview over iced tea at the Havana...
  • Air France Crews Petition to Stop Flights to Ebola-Affected Countries

    08/19/2014 11:42:11 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 4 replies
    Mashable ^ | 8-19-2014 | Jessica Plautz
    More than 700 Air France staff have signed a petition asking the airline to stop flights to the West African countries hit hard by Ebola. Air France flies to Conakry in Guinea and Freetown in Sierra Leone. Despite assurances from world-health officials that Ebola's spread by air travel is unlikely, British Airways and Emirates have already canceled routes as a precaution. At least 1,145 people have died in the worst outbreak of Ebola on record. Some crew have even refused to board flights to the countries, a spokesperson for Air France told Agence France-Presse. Although some scheduled crew have refused...
  • Heckuva JV There, Barry: The Consequences of an Alfred E. Neuman Foreign Policy

    08/19/2014 10:17:33 PM PDT · by No One Special · 7 replies
    The Streetwise Professor ^ | August 19, 2014 | The Professor
    Back in January, on a TV interview, naturally, Obama denigrated ISIS as the junior varsity. Even after ISIS ran amok in Iraq and Syria in June, the administration (or I should say Obama, because we know from many sources that he often completely disregards the recommendations of the Pentagon, intelligence community, and State Department) decided to abjure from taking action against the terrorist group, apparently out of pique at Maliki and the dysfunctions of the Iraqi government. That’ll learn ‘em, Barry apparently believed. So here we are. ISIS has secured a foothold over an area the size of Jordan. What’s...
  • Why Germany Won’t Get Real with Russia

    08/19/2014 9:42:12 PM PDT · by No One Special · 14 replies
    New Eastern Europe ^ | August 19, 2014 | Dustin Dehez
    When the parliamentary elections last year ushered in a new government in Germany, there was a collective sigh of relief. Guido Westerwelle, foreign minister for four years, had never mastered his office and always seemed to lack the sort of gravitas that the office demands. In came Frank-Walter Steinmeier; Westerwelle’s predecessor would also be his successor. With his calm demeanour, Steinmeier was considered by many to be the ideal top diplomat. Less than a year into his term, however, the disillusion is palpable, even among some of his sympathisers. Germany’s role in the current conflict between Ukraine and Russia is...
  • Power in the Kremlin Comes With a Price

    08/19/2014 9:32:09 PM PDT · by No One Special · 5 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | August 14, 2014 | Andrei Malgin
    The Russian media recently celebrated, rather modestly, an anniversary of great significance in the history of this country. Fifteen years ago, on Aug. 9, 1999, former President Boris Yeltsin made the decision to name Vladimir Putin as his successor. Putin, at the time chief of the Federal Security Service, was appointed acting head of the Russian government and then simply prime minister several weeks later. Meanwhile, Yeltsin completely stepped into the background, handing over the reins of government to Putin. Aug. 9 is therefore a very important date because it marks the day the KGB came to power in Russia....
  • Germany Ebola scare as Nigerian woman showing symptoms (shortened)

    08/19/2014 9:04:09 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/19/14 | DAMIEN GAYLE FOR MAILONLINE and ALLAN HALL
    A woman was rushed to hospital and hundreds of people were quarantined today after she showed symptoms of Ebola virus infection in a jobcentre in Germany. As many as 600 visitors and staff at the employment office building in Berlin were also stopped from leaving for several hours as emergency services sealed off part of the street. The mass-circulation daily Bild said the woman had fainted, that she hailed from Nigeria and that she said later that she had recently been in contact with people infected with Ebola.
  • Russia Reignites Its Rocket Industry with New Angara Booster

    08/19/2014 8:39:24 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 31 replies
    Space ^ | Leonard David
    Russia's recent maiden launch of its new Angara rocket is a harbinger of bigger boosters to come. The successful test flight also marked the country's first new launch vehicle to be built from scratch since the fall of the Soviet Union. The July 9 suborbital flight of the light-lift Angara 1.2ML rocket lifted off from Russia's Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the country's northern Arkhangelsk region. (The "ML" stands for "maiden launch.") The test flight, which lasted roughly 21 minutes and was not intended to reach orbit, launched the Angara rocket over Russian territory on a ballistic trajectory. A "mass/dimensional payload simulator"...
  • Ukraine: The Bad And The Good August 19, 2014

    08/19/2014 8:05:47 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 1 replies
    Brothers and sisters! Here’s the Summary for August 19, 2014 The bad news: 1. Unfortunately, we can confirm the fact that the column of Russian military equipment broke through to Luhansk today to back up the local militants. Some of the equipment arrived from Russia earlier, while other vehicles entered Donbas today from the territory of the Russian Federation. According to our data, a few dozen units of military equipment broke through into the neighborhood of Luhansk, up to 40 of them are heavy armored vehicles. Part of this column entered the city. How the column of vehicles could have...
  • Hollywood’s Jihad: Is it Inquisition time in Hollywood, or is it something else?

    08/19/2014 7:34:14 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 4 replies
    Political Illusions Exposed ^ | August 19, 2014 | William Michael
    Original on external site much cleaner to read Is it Inquisition time in Hollywood, or is it something else? In the midst of the Hamas siege of Israel, while the IDF was courageously protecting Israeli citizens from rockets hurled by the barbarians in Gaza, some Spanish personalities in supposedly Jewish-run Hollywood caused quite a raucous. In an open letter, the Latin trio of Penelope Cruz, husband Javier Bardem, and director Pedro Almodovar condemned Israel for daring to cripple the terrorist organization. (Note: for the record, the letter was signed by many other Spaniards in Hollywood.) The signatories of the letter,...
  • 'American Bombing Had Signed My Death Certificate'

    08/19/2014 6:34:20 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 40 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August 19, 2014 | JAMES NYE, ASHLEY COLEMAN
    'American Bombing Had Signed My Death Certificate': Missing US journalist James Wright Foley goes unflinching to his death as ISIS behead him in horrific video, as a warning to Obama American photojournalist James Wright Foley has been beheaded by ISIS forces Foley has been missing since Thanksgiving 2012 while working in Syria ISIS posted the extremely graphic video 'A Message to America' to social media Foley speaks to camera before his death and labels the US his killers Apparently coerced by his captors into speaking against his country A masked and robed member of ISIS speaking English in what is...
  • China: The Danger From Within

    08/19/2014 4:01:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Strategy Page ^ | August 16, 2014
    The government anti-corruption campaign has prosecuted more high-ranking thieves recently, and a lot more lower-ranking officials as well. This campaign has been going on longer, and taking down more people than any previous effort. The government also insists that this campaign will not, as in the past, simply diminish and fade away as past anti-corruption efforts have. This worries a lot of Chinese, even though most admit that the corruption is the greatest threat the current communist government faces. The potential problem is the growing risk that corrupt businessmen and officials who fear prosecution will get organized and fight back....
  • Hamas: Israel 'Opened the Gates of Hell'

    08/19/2014 3:40:21 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 24 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 8/20/2014, 12:44 AM | Elad Benari
    Hamas says rocket fire came in response to airstrike on Gaza home, vows Israel will have no peace. Hamas declared on Tuesday night that Israel had “opened the gates of hell”. In a statement, the group’s so-called “military wing” said that it had resumed the rocket fire on Israel because the Israeli Air Force had launched an airstrike on a home in Gaza. The group warned that “the price will be a heavy one”. Senior Hamas official Ezzat al-Rishq warned, according to AFP, "Israel will not enjoy security so long as the Palestinian people do not, and it started it."...
  • IS Militants 'Behead US Journalist In Video'

    08/19/2014 3:34:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Sky News ^ | August 19, 2014
    Islamic State militants have released a video purportedly showing the beheading of a US journalist who went missing two years ago. The footage appears to show a masked man - speaking in English with traces of a British accent - killing James Foley, who was seized by armed men in Syria in November 2012. In the five-minute video, posted on social media sites by Islamic State sources, the group declares that Mr Foley was killed after Barack Obama ordered airstrikes against IS positions in northern Iraq. The group also claimed to be holding another American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and said...
  • ISIS: Is it really a threat to the U.S.?

    08/19/2014 2:55:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/19/2014 | By Peter Bergen and David Sterman
    U.S. officials are claiming that the terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, is "now a credible alternative to al Qaeda." But what does that really mean in terms of ISIS' potential threat to the United States? After all, al Qaeda hasn't pulled off a successful attack in the States since 9/11, or indeed anywhere in the West since the London transportation bombings in 2005. This month, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, criticized the airstrikes in Iraq ordered by President Barack Obama directed at ISIS as too limited, telling CNN's Candy Crowley, "That is simply a very narrow...
  • ISIL Beheads American Photojournalist in Iraq

    08/19/2014 2:41:24 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 37 replies
    TheWire ^ | 8-19-2014 | Polly Mosendz
    A video posted by ISIL terrorists in Iraq purports to the show the beheading of an American photojournalist who has been missing since 2012. The group claims the beheading is a message to President Obama to end the American intervention in Iraq. James Foley is a photojournalist who has worked for several news organizations. According to a website set up in his honor, he went missing while covering the conflict in Syria in 2012. In the video, they show journalist Steven Joel Soltoff, a journalist who worked for TIME, The National Interest and Media Line. Soltoff seems to have been...
  • Not just a story of bad white policeman shooting down innocent black man

    08/19/2014 2:17:25 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 15 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 20th August 2014 | Andrew Bolt
    The shooting by police of an unarmed man is always serious. The exploitation of that shooting by race-baiters and the professionally aggrieved says something even more serious about racial divisions in the US. And the fact that dealing with the violence then requires the replacement of a white police chief by a black suggests the real grievance is not that there is racism but that the wrong “race” rules. The almost non-reported other side of the (alleged) story of the shooting in Ferguson of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson:
  • American journalist James Foley reportedly beheaded by ISIS

    Warning for link - can be distressing. Evil straight from the pits of hell': American journalist James Foley reportedly beheaded by ISIS
  • There is a future for the Rooivalk - Denel

    08/19/2014 1:46:44 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    defence Web ^ | 18 August 2014 | Guy Martin
    Denel sees a future for the Rooivalk combat helicopter and is engaging with the Department of Defence and Armscor on the future production of the aircraft, according to Denel Group CEO Riaz Saloojee. Saloojee was speaking during the presentation of Denel’s annual financial results on Friday. “Given the capabilities of this aircraft…there will be a future for this platform,” he said. Denel has acknowledged the “excellent performance of the Rooivalk combat support helicopter during deployment as part of peace support operations in Africa,” where it “made a significant impact on the peace enforcement in the region.” “The successful deployment of...
  • 70 years ago, the day Coke fell from the sky in Colonel Light Gardens (US 'bombs' Australia - WW2)

    08/19/2014 1:42:07 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 8 replies
    Mitcham and Hills Messenger ^ | 19th August 2014 | Duane Schultz
    MARLENE Cahill well remembers the day the war came to Colonel Light Gardens. The then-six-year-old was there when the US Air Force “bombed” her quiet street on August 22, 1944. Mrs Cahill was inside her grandfather’s 98 West Parkway house at 8am when she heard an almighty bang on the roof. So of course she poked her head out the window to check the commotion, as six year olds do. But instead of flames and rubble she was drenched in Coca-Cola. The street had just been accidentally carpet bombed with bottles of bourbon, eggs, clothes and blankets from a Liberator...
  • Two suspected cases of Ebola in Austria: regional governor

    08/19/2014 1:26:52 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8-19-14 | Yahoo
    Two men who arrived in Austria last week from Nigeria have been hospitalised on suspicion of carrying the Ebola disease, a regional Austrian governor said Tuesday. Blood samples were sent to a laboratory in Germany with results expected later on Tuesday, Josef Puehringer, governor of Upper Austria province said. The two men were hospitalised in Voecklabruck after developing a fever following their return from Lagos and were currently being held in quarantine, Puehringer said.
  • Gaza Newborns Bear Names Associated with the War

    08/19/2014 1:26:15 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 4 replies
    Memri TV ^ | 8-17-14 | Mayadeen TV (Lebanon)
    A TV report on Palestinian babies named after the resistance: one father named his newborn baby girl Ghaza Tuqawim ("Gaza is fighting"), and another called his baby boy "Qassam." The report aired on the Lebanese Mayadeen TV channel on August 17, 2014. Reporter: It was fate that prevented her from being called Mujahid, so she was named Ghaza Tuqawim ("Gaza is Fighting"). This is the name chosen by her father, after the entire family was forced to leave northern Gaza. Despite its suffering, which has lasted three wars, this family has never been remiss in naming its babies after the...
  • General Expects to Submit His Report on Bergdahl Next Month

    08/19/2014 1:17:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    WWGP 1050 AM ^ | August 19, 2014
    The two star general tasked with investigating Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s disappearance from an U.S. Army outpost in Afghanistan has completed his interviews with Bowe Bergdahl, the Department of Defense confirmed on Tuesday. Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl “is in the process of completing his report” and expects to submit it for review next month, the DOD said in a statement. While Dahl is wrapping up his report, the DOD said “it is possible that he will have to follow up on issues that may require additional witness interviews.”
  • Assad forced to hit advancing ISIS in Syria

    BEIRUT -- As the U.S. military strikes ISIS militants in Iraq, Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces have significantly stepped up their own campaign against militant strongholds in Syria, carrying out dozens of airstrikes against the group's headquarters in the past two days. While the government in Damascus has long turned a blind eye to the expansion of the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq, which now calls itself simply the "Islamic State," in Syria -- in some cases even facilitating its offensive against mainstream, U.S.-backed rebels -- the group's rapid march on towns and villages in northern and eastern Syria...
  • Christian Zionists Worldwide Tell Israel: 'You're Not Alone'

    08/19/2014 1:12:13 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-19-14 | Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar
    A soulful country music video has been produced by members of the American Christian organization HaYovel, which declares resoundingly in line with its title: "Israel, You're Not Alone." The song is written by Zac Waller, a leader of HaYovel who wanted to do something to help Israel. He put that desire into expression in a top-quality Nashville, Tennessee recording studio. "Israel, You're Not Alone" was filmed in downtown Nashville and rural Franklin, Tennessee in less than half a day. HaYovel then reached out to Christians worldwide, enlisting them in the project by having them film themselves with signs showing their...
  • Russian patriarch: Ukrainian Catholics want to ‘eradicate Orthodoxy’

    08/19/2014 1:06:44 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies
    catholicculture.org ^ | August 19, 2014
    The head of the Russian Orthodox Church has again alleged that the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has undertaken a campaign of hatred against Orthodoxy-- prompting a sharp official response from the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church is the largest of the Eastern Catholic churches, which are in full communion with the Holy See. “As far back as last autumn when the present political crisis in Ukraine just began, representatives of the Greek Catholic Church and schismatic communities, who appeared in the Kiev Maidan, openly preached hatred towards the Orthodox Church, calling to seize Orthodox shrines and...
  • Denmark: 100s March Through Muslim Area to Protest Anti-Semitism

    08/19/2014 1:05:58 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 12 replies
    Arutz SHeva ^ | 8-19-14 | Ari Soffer
    Hundreds of protesters wearing yarmulkas, Stars of David and other Jewish symbols marched through a predominantly Muslim neighbhorhood of the Danish capital of Copenhagen, in a march against anti-Semitism late last week. Demonstrators included both Jews and non-Jews, and were protesting an alarming rise in anti-Semitism in the country which, like the rest of Europe, has seen simmering anti-Semitism boil over during the past few weeks as Israeli forces battle terrorists in the Gaza Strip. Rasmus Yarlov, a Copenhagen city councillor said he joined the march in protest of the fact that the situation in Demark had gotten so bad...
  • PA Daily Claims Teens' Murder 'Fabricated' to Start War

    08/19/2014 12:54:06 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-19-14 | Ari Yashar
    The official Palestinian Authority (PA) daily newspaper has accused Israel of making up the abduction and murder of Naftali Frenkel (16), Gilad Sha'ar (16) and Eyal Yifrah (19) hy''d on June 12 by Hamas terrorists as an excuse to launch Operations Brother's Keeper and Protective Edge. In an op-ed this Saturday by Yahya Rabah, a regular columnist for the PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, the claim was made that Israel invented the horrific murders as a "pretext." Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) revealed and translated the piece.
  • Galloway Attacks Israel Ambassador's Visit to 'Israel-Free' Zone

    08/19/2014 12:51:03 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-19-14 | Ari Soffer
    Anti-Israel British MP George Galloway expressed anger and frustration at the Israeli Ambassador's decision to visit his "Israeli-free" city of Bradford. "[The ambassador’s visit] is a provocation to the 10s of 1,000s of people in Bradford who regard the Israeli ambassador as the plenipotentiary of a rogue and terrorist state," Galloway told the BuzzFeed website on Monday night. "As has just been proved, I cannot make Bradford an Israel-free zone, but I am certain that the Israeli ambassador was not welcome," he added. The Respect Party leader is being investigated by police over comments made earlier this month, in which...
  • Watch: BDS Activist Proudly Proclaims 'I Love Hitler'

    08/19/2014 12:47:46 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-19-14 | Ari Soffer
    The incident took place in Manchester, England, outside the Kedem cosmetics store, where BDS activists have been "beseiging" the shop in an attempt to have the store closed for selling Jewish-made Israeli goods. British anti-Israel boycotters have shown increased aggression amid a massive spike in anti-Semitism in Europe. Several major grocery store chains have been targeted - sometimes violently - by so-called "BDS" campaigners, with one shop provoking outrage after it responded to boycott calls by temporarily removing all kosher produce from its shelves.
  • From China to Albania, unaccompanied kids come to U.S. from across the globe

    08/19/2014 12:35:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Fusion ^ | August 19, 2014 | By Ted Hesson and Kateryna Panova
    The flood of migrant children that sparked a humanitarian crisis this summer was mostly a near-shore affair. Almost all of those children — 98 percent — caught and processed by U.S. Border Patrol this fiscal year came from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador or Mexico. But kids coming from Central America aren't the only ones trying to slip across the border. According to data obtained by Fusion from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, border agents have caught unaccompanied children arriving from as far away as China, India, Albania and Morocco. More than two-thirds of these kids caught and processed by U.S....
  • Pope Francis, ISIS, and the Last Crusade

    08/19/2014 12:10:15 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 08.18.14 | Christopher Dicky
    08.18.14 Pope Francis, ISIS, and the Last Crusade Is the Pontiff of Peace advocating war? No, but the self-proclaimed “Caliph” Ibrahim wants his fight to be a true holy war on both sides, and his strategy seems to be succeeding. Pope Francis is walking a knife edge—or perhaps, better said, the blade of a crusaders’ sword—as he tries to mobilize support for Christians and other minorities victimized by the ferocious partisans of the so-called Islamic state. “Where there is an unjust aggression I can only say that it is legitimate to stop the unjust aggressor,” he told reporters throwing questions...
  • UN Condemns ISIS for Raping Teenage Boys

    08/19/2014 11:33:30 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 31 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | August 13, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - UN Condemns ISIS for Raping Teenage BoysPosted By Daniel Greenfield On August 13, 2014 @ 6:09 pm In The Point | 54 Comments Here’s a preview of the Islamic Caliphate that ISIS is trying to build. Two senior United Nations officials today condemned in the strongest terms the “barbaric acts” of sexual violence and “savage rapes” the armed group Islamic State (IS) has perpetrated on minorities in areas under its control.In a joint statement from Baghdad, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence (SRSG) in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura and the Special...
  • The Hell That Is the Obama White House

    08/19/2014 9:58:11 AM PDT · by dvan · 40 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | August 19, 2014 | David Horowityz
    Let me begin by acknowledging that this inspirational title is lifted from a tweet by screen actor James Woods. And now I will explicate his tweet. Every sentient human being whose brain isn’t stuffed with ideological fairy dust can see that Obama is behind every major scandal of his administration from Benghazi to the I.R.S. disgrace. How can one know this? Because the culprits haven’t been fired. Moreover, if they are serial liars like Susan Rice, they’ve actually been promoted to posts where their loyalty to the criminal-in-chief can do America and its citizens even more damage, if that is...
  • Credo news gets robbed ( during Ferguson protests, video)

    08/19/2014 9:51:24 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 30 replies
    Video Me ^ | 8/19/2014 | Video Me
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  • Advancing Ukraine troops take fight to heart of pro-Moscow rebellion

    08/19/2014 9:42:02 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 22 replies
    Reuters Canada ^ | Aug. 19, 2014 | Maria Tsvetkova and Noah Barkin
    DONETSK Ukraine/BERLIN (Reuters) - A gun battle broke out in the center of the rebel-held Ukrainian city of Donetsk and residents ran for cover from artillery fire on Tuesday, taking a government military offensive into the heart of the retreating pro-Moscow separatist rebellion. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart will meet next week for the first time in months to try to end their confrontation over the separatist rebellion in eastern Ukraine, their offices said. In a prelude to the talks between Putin and Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to visit the Ukrainian capital Kiev...
  • Thousands march on Pakistan’s guarded parliament

    08/19/2014 9:39:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 19, 2014 12:32 PM EDT | Asif Shahzad and Zarar Khan
    Thousands of anti-government protesters armed with wire cutters and backed by cranes marched on Pakistan’s parliament Thursday, planning to remove barriers blocking them from soldiers guarding the seat of the country’s government. Pakistani television channels showed live footage of the troops taking positions in the so-called “Red Zone,” which also holds the president and prime minister’s ceremonial homes and many diplomatic posts. That set up a possible showdown between hundreds of soldiers and some 30,000 protesters backing opposition candidate Imran Khan and anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri. Both men have called on by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down over allegations...
  • Morning Update: Two-Stars No Shows (Rush)

    08/19/2014 9:18:03 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 8-19-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    Almost two weeks ago, the Washington Post ran a story with this headline: “Obama’s Silence on Death of Major General Harold Greene Comes Under Fire.” General Greene, a two-star general, was killed during an ambush in Kabul, Afghanistan that wounded at least 15 others. He was the highest-ranking American military officer killed in a war zone since Vietnam. The Washington Post put it this way: “The shooting has been met with silence from another member of Greene’s chain of command: President Obama. The commander-in-chief has said nothing about the incident, leaving it to the Defense Department and his own press...
  • Russian import ban fuels food price rises

    08/19/2014 8:41:48 AM PDT · by lodi90 · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8/19/2014 | BBC News
    Food prices are rising in parts of Russia and experts say the state embargo on imports of Western food appears to be making things worse. Since the ban was imposed on 7 August imported pork used in processed meat in Moscow has gone up by 6%, Russian business daily Kommersant reports. In St Petersburg food prices have risen 10%. That inflation occurred even before the impact of sanctions.
  • Destruction Of Syria Chemical Weapons Complete

    08/19/2014 9:12:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    SKY NEWS ^ | 08/19/2014
    The destruction of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile has been completed, Barack Obama has said. The US President welcomed the development, but said Washington would seek to ensure Damascus fulfils all its commitments. "Today we mark an important achievement in our ongoing effort to counter the spread of weapons of mass destruction by eliminating Syria's declared chemical weapons stockpile," he said. He added that the destruction, carried out aboard a US Navy ship on the Mediterranean Sea, sent "a clear message that the use of these abhorrent weapons has consequences and will not be tolerated by the international community".