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  • Terrorists’ Handbook

    08/30/2014 6:37:18 AM PDT · by markomalley
    National Review ^ | 8/30/2014 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama may not have a strategy for defeating the Islamic State, but the Islamic State has a strategy for the U.S. In fact, that strategy is set out, in part, in an al-Qaeda manual recently translated for the benefit of the U.S. military. A guerrilla war proceeds in phases, according to Abd al-Aziz al-Muqrin’s A Practical Course for Guerrilla War, a strategic and tactical guide to mujahideen intent on establishing “a pure Islamic system free from defects and infidel elements.” It was written after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The first phase is “attrition (strategic defense),” the time...
  • Islamic State beheading women and children after stripping them naked

    08/30/2014 6:31:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/30/2014 | Robert Spencer
    This piece was written by a Hindu human rights activist who has seen the devastation of jihad in India. Warning: extremely graphic images at the link. “ISIS beheading children and women (after stripping naked) -parallels Hindu Story,” Satya Blog, August 26, 2014: From the advent of Islam, it is the brutality that was used to conquer. Well known US historian Will Durant and other authors have translated Arabs own memoirs on how the Islamic invaders have destroyed cultures and swathes of land with utmost brutality and inhumanity with mountains of Kafir’s heads and rivers of blood. Durant quotes how a...
  • Two Teenage Girls Arrested Over French Synagogue Suicide Bomb Plot

    08/30/2014 6:27:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 8/29/2014 | Madeline Grant
    Two teenage girls have been arrested on suspicion of conspiring to blow up a synagogue in Lyon, French news websites have reported. According to JSS News and Europe 1, a source from the French security agency the Central Directorate of Homeland Intelligence revealed that two Muslim girls, aged 15 and 17, were arrested in the Tarbes and Venissieux neighbourhoods a week ago, after authorities uncovered a plan to carry out a suicide bombing inside the Great Synagogue of Lyon. They were indicted on August 22nd for conspiracy to commit terrorism. An unnamed security source also revealed that the two teenagers...
  • Shhh, Mr. President: When world already thinks you’re weak, saying as much on live TV is a mistake

    08/30/2014 6:22:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/30/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    SHHH, MR. PRESIDENT Because I have been on an extended road trip, I haven’t followed the news as closely as I might “They don’t call it a multi-state killing spree for nothing” — The Couch). But from the broad brushstrokes I take it that the president is just crushing it. Everything is falling into place. He had to send Joe Biden off to Office Depot to get more notepads because he’s checking off everything on his to-do lists so quickly. (Biden came back with a ten-gallon jug of Elmer’s glue, some pink-unicorn duct tape, and an office chair he won’t...
  • Does ISIS Have Black-op Backers?

    08/30/2014 6:16:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/30/2014 | By James Lewis
    The bloody-handed butchers of ISIS behave like the worst Islamofascist gang we have seen so far -- worse than the Taliban, worse than Hamas and Hezb’allah, worse than Al Nusra, worse than the Muslim Brotherhood, worse than all the little maniac gangs of cutthroats who have been practicing Jihad on innocent men, women and children for decades. In addition to which, ISIS has better PR, spreading its graphic images of human butchery of Christians, Yazidis, and Shi’ites, and other “infidels” around the world with amazing speed. On top of that, ISIS has engaged in Blitzkrieg warfare, overwhelming the defenses of...
  • Peshmerga Retake Oil Town, Closes in on Zumar

    08/30/2014 6:07:50 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    BasNews, Dohuk ^ | 30.08.2014
    Smoke rises from Ain Zalah oil field in Northern Iraq News / Kurdistan Peshmerga Retake Oil Town, Closes in on Zumar 30.08.2014 BasNews, Dohuk    Kurdish Peshmerga forces have completely retaken the oil rich town Ain Zalah and all associated oil fields in Northern Iraq.   A BasNews correspondent in the region has revealed that on Saturday Peshmerga forces took control of the town of Ain Zalah, a mixed town near Zumar in Northern Iraq, along with all the oil wells in the town.   A few days ago, when the Peshmerga attacks began, Islamic State (IS) jihadists set...
  • Latest Big Lie: ‘We Have No Strategy’

    08/30/2014 5:46:53 AM PDT · by Bruce Buckley · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 29, 2014 | Michael Ledeen
    They DO have a strategy, but they prefer to appear indecisive. That’s because the strategy would likely provoke even greater criticism than the false confession of endless dithering. The actual strategy is detente first, and then a full alliance with Iran throughout the Middle East and North Africa. It has been on display since before the beginning of the Obama administration. During his first presidential campaign in 2008, Mr. Obama used a secret back channel to Tehran to assure the mullahs that he was a friend of the Islamic Republic, and that they would be very happy with his policies....
  • Japan: Heavy equipment falls into Fukushima reactor pool

    08/30/2014 5:38:19 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Japan Today ^ | Aug. 30, 2014
    Heavy equipment falls into Fukushima reactor pool →National Aug. 30, 2014 - 06:55AM JST ( 28 ) TOKYO — A 400-kilogram machine part fell into a nuclear fuel pool at Japan’s crippled Fukushima plant Friday, the operator said. Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), said it had not detected any significant changes in radiation readings or in the level of pool water at the No. 3 reactor. A massive earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 ravaged Japan’s northeastern coast and wrecked the plant, sparking meltdowns at three of its six reactors.
  • Disowned and forgotten: Russian soldiers in Ukraine

    08/30/2014 5:26:26 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    DW ^ | Aug. 30, 2014
    Russia Disowned and forgotten: Russian soldiers in Ukraine A Russian parliamentarian and human rights observers are demanding Russia finally admit its own soldiers are fighting in Ukraine. The soldiers are risking their lives, they say, in an undeclared war. The official Russian version of events is as follows: In eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian army is battling Ukrainian army rebels, the so called "people's militia." A civil war is taking place between the nation's own people. Russian human rights observers, however, assume that Russian soldiers have long been involved in the war in eastern Ukraine. They are convinced that not only...
  • ISIS in Mexico? Feds DENY watchdog group's claim that the terror group is operating in Juarez...

    08/30/2014 4:17:40 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 25 replies
    The Department of Homeland Security quickly denied claims on Friday from a watchdog group that the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has militants stationed in Juarez, Mexico who plan an 'imminent' attack against the United States. A DHS spokesman was bewildered, telling MailOnline that 'we are aware of absolutely nothing credible to substantiate this claim' made by Judicial Watch, a center-right group. 'In Mexico?' the official said on the phone. 'I haven't seen that at all.' An hour before Judicial Watch's report surfaced, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said publicly that his agency and the FBI 'are unaware...
  • David Cameron may be about to call time on the coalition’s civil libertarian stance

    08/30/2014 2:31:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    The Spectator UK ^ | August 29, 2014 | Isabel Hardman
    It was not so much the announcements that David Cameron made in his press conference about the terror threat to the UK that were significant, but what he looks like he’s going to have to announce on Monday. The Prime Minister confirmed that the threat level to the UK has been raised from ‘substantial’ to ‘severe’. But he also said that on Monday he will be unveiling new measures to address ‘gaps’ in the UK’s ‘armoury’: [SNIP] Those gaps won’t just cover passports, though. Labour is calling on the government to look again at its decision to scrap control orders....
  • CIA now admits that President Obama is a radical Islamic enemy of America

    08/30/2014 2:08:59 AM PDT · by Trapper6012 · 28 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 28, 2014 | Vicky Nissen
    It’s an explosive charge, one that practically accuses the president of treason. If you want to receive further articles, please click on SUBSCRIBE. Today, a former CIA agent bluntly told the newspaper, World Net Daily, that America has switched sides in the war on terror under President Obama. Clare Lopez was willing to say what a few members of Congress have said in private, but declined to say on-the-record. Clare M. Lopez is the Vice President for Research and Analysis at the Center for Security Policy and a Senior Fellow at The Clarion Project, the London Center for Policy Research,...
  • Shaking faith: How ISIS is causing Muslims to abandon Islam

    08/30/2014 2:08:32 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 40 replies
    Modern Muslim Living ^ | 21 hours ago | Omar Shahid
    The extremist group that kills Muslims and non-Muslims alike is also driving countless of the faithful from our religion. By Omar Shahid. Screengrab from VICE News documentary “The Islamic State” by reporter Medyan Dairieh. (Image: VICE/YouTube) One of the signs of the end times, according to Islam, is the inversion of reality – in other words, things being upside-down. For Muslims, there is nothing that more obviously illustrates this than Islam being made to appear bad to the world. For the first time in the history of our faith, an extremist fringe has hijacked the religion and is dominating...
  • DHS considering new security measures to intercept ‘foreign fighters’ returning from Syria

    08/30/2014 1:50:28 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/30/2014
    The Department of Homeland Security said Friday that officials are considering “additional security measures” to intercept foreign fighters who have joined up with radical militants overseas, on the heels of reports that two Americans have died fighting for the Islamic State in Syria. The development comes as the British government raises its threat level to “severe” amid the crisis in the Middle East. The White House said Friday there are “no plans” to follow suit in Washington; DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said his department and the FBI are not aware of any “specific, credible threat” to the U.S. homeland from...
  • Saudi king warns of terror threat to the world

    08/29/2014 8:20:08 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 65 replies
    Al Arabiya News ^ | August 29, 2014 | Staff Writer
    Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz warned on Friday that the threat of terrorism will reach Europe and America if the world does not unite to confront it, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. The king made the statement during a reception of foreign ambassadors to the kingdom in the coastal city of Jeddah. Britain on Friday raised the terror threat level to severe, the second-highest level. The decision was related to developments in Iraq and Syria, but there was no information to suggest an attack was imminent. “What we are facing in Iraq now with ISIL is a greater threat...
  • President Obama Needs To Focus On How The United States Can Meet Global Challenges [Blistering!]

    08/29/2014 11:42:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 29, 2014
    President Obama needs to focus on how the United States can meet global challenges Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google PlusShare via EmailMore Options Resize Text Print Article Comments 1634 President Barack Obama. (Evan Vucci/AP) By Editorial Board August 29 President Obama Needs To Focus On How The United States Can Meet Global Challenges PRESIDENT OBAMA’S acknowledgment that “we don’t have a strategy yet” in Syria understandably attracted the most attention after his perplexing meeting with reporters Thursday. But his restatement of the obvious was not the most dismaying aspect of his remarks. The president’s goal, to the extent...
  • Report: ISIS Studying Mexican Border

    08/30/2014 1:17:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Kevin Glass
    A new report obtained by Fox News from the Texas Department of Public Safety indicates that elements of ISIS are interested in the U.S.-Mexico border as a means of entry into the United States. As Fox News' Jana Winter reports: “A review of ISIS social media messaging during the week ending August 26 shows that militants are expressing an increased interest in the notion that they could clandestinely infiltrate the southwest border of US, for terror attack,” warns the Texas Department of Public Safety "situational awareness" bulletin, obtained by FoxNews.com. It notes no known credible homeland threats or specific homeland...
  • John McCain and Lindsey Graham: Confront ISIS Now

    08/30/2014 12:22:52 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 29 replies
    Nerw York Times ^ | AUG. 29, 2014 | John McCain and Lindsey Graham
    AFTER more than three years, almost 200,000 dead in Syria, the near collapse of Iraq, and the rise of the world’s most sinister terrorist army — the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, which has conquered vast swaths of both countries — President Obama’s admission this week that “we don’t have a strategy yet” to deal with this threat is startling. It is also dangerous. The president clearly wants to move deliberately and consult with allies and Congress as he considers what to do about ISIS. No one disputes that goal. But the threat ISIS poses only grows over time....
  • Why US Air Strikes in Syria Would Damage But Not Destroy ISIS [Community Organizer Has No Clue!]

    08/30/2014 12:07:52 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    ABCNews ^ | August 29, 2014 | KAREN LEIGH
    Why US Air Strikes in Syria Would Damage But Not Destroy ISIS Aug 29, 2014 By KAREN LEIGH As President Barack Obama mulls widening strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) from northern Iraq into Syrian territory, analysts say that military force could significantly damage the Sunni militant group – but is unlikely to destroy it. Last week, Obama approved surveillance flights over ISIS-controlled territory in Syria, particularly aimed at the group's stronghold of Raqqa province. Raqqa has served as the springboard from which ISIS has launched its offenses on Mosul, Tikrit and parts of Iraqi Kurdistan,...
  • Ferry Owners Family Get Jail Break to Attend Funeral

    08/29/2014 10:55:50 PM PDT · by GeronL · 5 replies
    A court has accepted applications from four family members for temporary release from police custody to attend the funeral of ferry owner Yoo Byung-eon. Yoo's older brother, Byung-il (75), has already been released on bail. The funeral will take place inside a sprawling compound in Anseong south of Seoul owned by the dead businessman's crackpot religious cult.
  • India’s Modi Visits Japan to Deepen Defense and Commercial Ties

    08/29/2014 10:48:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 28, 2014 12:40 p.m. ET | Niharika Mandhana
    India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi starts a five-day visit to Japan on Saturday, looking to deepen defense and commercial ties between the two Asian countries as they grapple with an increasingly assertive China. Mr. Modi is to meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other officials for what are expected to be wide-ranging discussions about regional security as well as a possible deal on civil nuclear cooperation. […] “It is a watershed meeting,” said Brahma Chellaney, a strategic affairs analyst at the Center for Policy Research in New Delhi. “It is crucial to preventing the rise of a Sino-centric Asia.”...
  • Fujitsu purchases U.S. defense technology company (GlobeRanger)

    08/29/2014 10:43:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Japan Times ^ | Aug. 26, 2014
    Fujitsu Ltd. has acquired GlobeRanger Corp., a Texas-based defense technology company, in the electronics maker’s foray into the U.S. defense and national security market. […] Fujitsu bought the company to eventually expand into the global defense market after the government’s easing of restrictions on Japan’s exports of weapons and related technologies in April. …
  • War in Europe is not a hysterical idea

    08/29/2014 9:38:35 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 20 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 29 at 12:20 PM | Anne Applebaum
    Over and over again — throughout the entirety of my adult life, or so it feels — I have been shown Polish photographs from the beautiful summer of 1939: The children playing in the sunshine, the fashionable women on Krakow streets. I have even seen a picture of a family wedding that took place in June 1939, in the garden of a Polish country house I now own. All of these pictures convey a sense of doom, for we know what happened next. September 1939 brought invasion from both east and west, occupation, chaos, destruction, genocide. Most of the people...
  • Poland on Edge 75 Years After Hitler and Stalin Carved it Up

    08/29/2014 8:38:19 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 23 replies
    AFP ^ | August 30, 2014
    WARSAW: Poland marks the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II on Monday with one eye on Russia, which invaded it during the war and is now throwing its weight around in neighbouring Ukraine. From the very first German shells fired at a Polish fort in Gdansk in the early hours of September 1, 1939, to the final days in 1945, Poland suffered some of the worst horrors of the war, chief among them the extermination of most of its Jewish population by the Nazis. Nearly six million Poles, or about 17 percent of the population including around...
  • SAS troops, Hornets in frame for Iraq mission (Australia)

    08/29/2014 8:37:07 PM PDT · by Dundee · 4 replies
    The Australian ^ | AUGUST 30, 2014 | Greg Sheridan
    THE Abbott government is considering deploying SAS soldiers, F18 Super Hornet jet fighters and sophisticated airborne early- warning and control aircraft as part of a military contribution to US-led efforts in Iraq. In 2003... Australian SAS forces were among the first allied troops to go into Iraq. They were tasked with the role of suppressing Scud missile fire from Iraq into Israel. They did not discover any Scud missiles but captured the Al Asad air base in western Iraq and a trove of ­Soviet MiG aircraft. They also disrupted Saddam Hussein’s control and command apparatus. The SAS is regarded as...
  • Pro-Amnesty Groups Sue U.S. Gov’t for Pushing Illegals through ‘Deportation Mill’

    08/29/2014 7:46:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 25, 2014 - 4:50 PM | Katherine Rodriguez
    The ACLU, the American Immigration Council and other pro-amnesty groups filed a lawsuit Friday against the federal government because they claim the Obama administration’s policies are unconstitutional. The groups filed on behalf of mothers and children deported from a detention facility in Artesia, New Mexico for policies that would ensure “rapid deportations” and create “countless hurdles” according to the ACLU for people who illegally crossed the border. …
  • Hagel going to Turkey as US tries to build ‘coalition of the willing’ against the Islamic State

    08/29/2014 7:41:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 8/29/2014 | Jon Harper
    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will visit Turkey as the U.S. government tries to build a “coalition of the willing” take on Islamic militants in Syria, the Pentagon announced Friday. “Turkey is a key NATO ally. And given its border with Syria and Iraq, they share our deep concerns with … the regional threat posed by ISIL,” Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters. ISIL is one of the acronyms used to refer to the militant group the Islamic State, which has taken over large swathes of Syria and Iraq in recent months. The U.S. military has been...
  • President Obama needs to focus on how the United States can meet global challenges

    08/29/2014 7:15:03 PM PDT · by NCjim · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 29, 2014
    PRESIDENT OBAMA’S acknowledgment that “we don’t have a strategy yet” in Syria understandably attracted the most attention after his perplexing meeting with reporters Thursday. But his restatement of the obvious was not the most dismaying aspect of his remarks. The president’s goal, to the extent he had one, seemed to be to tamp down all the assessments of gathering dangers that his own team had been issuing over the previous days. This argument with his own administration is alarming on three levels. The first has to do with simple competence.
  • Ukraine 'Slipping Out of Control', Germany Warns [Obama Lost Iraq; Afghanistan, Libya, Ukraine?]

    08/29/2014 7:05:09 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | August 29, 2014
    Ukraine 'Slipping Out of Control', Germany Warns The crisis in eastern Ukraine is "slipping out of control" and needs to be reined in to avoid direct military confrontation between Ukraine and Russia, Germany has warned. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier spoke as the EU is poised to consider more sanctions on Russia. Russia has denied claims by Nato that its forces illegally crossed into Ukraine to support separatists there. Some 2,600 people have died in fighting between rebels and Ukrainian troops. The conflict in Ukraine's eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk erupted in April following Russia's annexation of Ukraine's southern Crimea...
  • U.N. urges U.S. to stop police brutality after Missouri shooting

    08/29/2014 6:38:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 29, 2014 | Stephanie Nebehay
    The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to halt the excessive use of force by police after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman touched off riots in Ferguson, Missouri. Minorities, particularly African Americans, are victims of disparities, the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) said after examining the U.S. record. "Racial and ethnic discrimination remains a serious and persistent problem in all areas of life from de facto school segregation, access to health care and housing," Noureddine Amir, CERD committee vice chairman, told a news briefing. Teenager Michael...
  • Yemen: Muslims Burn Alive Female Relative for Converting to Christianity

    08/29/2014 6:24:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim ^ | 8/29/2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Muslim relatives of a woman conspired to kill her by placing gasoline in one of her kitchen bottles, causing her to catch fire while cooking and burn to death. The reason? Earlier she had converted to Christianity and refused to return to Islam. Now her husband (also an apostate to Christianity) and children are homeless and on the run; nor will police and other family members help them. The full story follows: Nazeera receiving hospital treatment after fire attack. (Morning Star News via Saeed) On the morning of June 9 in southern Yemen, Saeed woke to the sound of screaming....
  • WHITE HOUSE TO PUTIN: Don't 'Even Think About Messing Around' With The Baltics

    08/29/2014 5:56:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 85 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/29/14 | Brett LoGiurato
    President Barack Obama's message to Russian President Vladimir Putin when traveling to Europe next week is to not "even think about messing around" with the Baltic states, the White House said Friday. Obama is traveling to Europe next week for a meeting in Wales with other NATO leaders. He'll also make a stop in Estonia, where he will meet with the leaders of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania in an attempt to reassure allies amid burgeoning Russian aggression in Ukraine. "The two stops are essentially part of the same effort to send a message to the Russians that their behavior is...
  • David Cameron stands up to Islamists -- a lesson for Barack Obama

    08/29/2014 5:46:12 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 29 Aug 2014 | Nile Gardiner
    The contrast between Friday’s press conference in London by British Prime Minister David Cameron and Thursday’s White House remarks by President Obama could not have been starker. Mr. Cameron delivered a robust assessment of the scale of the Islamist threat to Great Britain and to the free world. He told journalists assembled at Downing Street that “what we are facing in Iraq now with ISIL (Islamic State) is a greater threat to our security than we have seen before.” While David Cameron appeared self-assured and determined in his approach, Barack Obama came across as a deer in the headlights, unable...
  • WH Responds to Petition to Demand Release of Marine Held in Mexico

    08/29/2014 5:38:58 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 29 Aug 2014 | Josh Feldman
    You may be familiar with the case of Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, a United States Marine who ended up detained in Mexico after he reportedly took a wrong turn and customs agents uncovered firearms in his truck. For months, his case has gotten lots of attention in the conservative media, especially on Fox News, and particularly from Greta Van Susteren. Back in May, concerned Americans set up and signed a petition on the White House website to get the Obama administration to demand Tahmooressi’s release from Mexican prison. It received 100,000 signatures––the threshold to require a White Hosue response––but it remained...
  • Soviet spy and traitor John Walker dies aged 77

    08/29/2014 4:42:58 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29th August 2014 | Daily Mail News
    'A former American sailor convicted during the Cold War of leading a family spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison hospital in North Carolina. Retired Navy Warrant Officer John A. Walker Jr. died Thursday at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke said. The cause of death was not immediately released. He was 77. Walker was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty in 1985 to passing secrets to the Soviets while he was a shipboard communications officer. The security breach was then considered among the largest and most...
  • UKRAINE: Semen Sementchenko: an appeal to all the Ukrainians!

    08/29/2014 4:39:16 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 9 replies
    http://pressa.today/politics/semen-semenchenko-obrashhenie-ko-vsem-ukraintsam/ ^ | Август 29, 2014
    [Semen Sementchenko: Ukrainian military, a former lieutenant of the Naval Forces of Ukraine , the battalion commander of special purpose " Donbass ", formed from volunteers. According to Arsen Avakov, on August 19 in the battle for Ilovajsk, Sementchenko suffered shrapnel wounds in the hip and back and has been operated in Dnepropetrovsk, the operation was successful.] August 29, 2014 Semen-Semenchenko "I want to appeal to the Ukrainians, the whole of society, not dividing it by the generals and soldiers, sitting room and a hundred volunteers. First of all I want to say that I am absolutely confident of victory....
  • Houston Leads Nation for Illegal Immigrant Minors' Destination

    08/29/2014 4:01:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 29 Aug 2014 | Kristin Tate
    many unaccompanied alien children (UAC) were set free in various counties across the country. More were released in Texas' Harris County--in which Houston is located--than any other county in the nation. ... Dallas County received the second most UAC in Texas ... Educating the foreign minors will not be cheap; David Anderson, the Texas Education Agency General Counsel, recently pointed out that due to cultural differences and language barriers, it will be more costly to education immigrant children than it is to educate students who are U.S. citizens. In Texas, more than $45 million will be spent educating the UAC...
  • Sen. Mitch McConnell: GOP Won’t Shut Down Govt Over Immigration

    08/29/2014 3:40:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 29 Aug 2014 12:17 PM | John Blosser
    Without passage of a spending bill by Sept. 30, the federal government will run out of money and grind to a halt, but leading Republicans, facing the November midterm elections, say they will block any attempt by the party’s conservative wing to force a self-defeating amnesty confrontation with the White House. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told CNN that despite Democrats’ hopeful predictions and right-wing threats that another shutdown is looming, it’s not going to happen. Asked whether he would favor a government shutdown, McConnell told CNN, “Of course not. I’m the guy that’s gotten us out of shutdowns...
  • Members of Jewish sect leave Guatemala village

    08/29/2014 3:31:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 29, 2014 6:25 PM EDT
    Members of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish group have been forced out of a village in western Guatemala after disputes with indigenous residents over cultural and religious differences. Misael Santos of the Lev Tahor community says the Jewish group started leaving San Juan La Laguna on Friday after the town’s Elders Council voted to kick them out. …
  • UKRAINE: Fighting for Ukraine can come tens of thousands of Chechens from EU

    08/29/2014 3:00:17 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 9 replies
    http://glavcom.ua/articles/21578.html ^ | 13.08.2014 at 10:00 | Michael Gluhovskij, "Commander in Chief"
    Akhmed Zakayev: Fighting for Ukraine can come tens of thousands of Chechens from the EU 13.08.2014 at 10:00 Michael Gluhovskij, "Commander in Chief" Ukraine continues the fifth month of armed confrontation in the Donbas, where the Ukrainian army, law enforcement officers and volunteers confront local separatists and mercenaries supported by Russia. On the side of the militants are involved mercenaries from Chechnya. After the first evidence of their presence in Ukraine, this fact was forced to admit the head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov. He even threatened that more than 70 thousand Chechens can arrive at Donbass "restore order"...
  • Nato warships receive mixed welcome in Turku harbour

    08/29/2014 2:45:27 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies
    yle.fi ^ | August 29, 2014
    Dozens of warships have arrived at Turku harbour today Friday for Nato’s annual Northern Coasts war exercise, organised since 2007 and which Finland is hosting this year for the second time. The appearance of the impressive military hardware raises mixed emotions in Turku residents. Part of the populace welcomes the ships and their crews with open arms, but especially younger citizens say they are troubled by the grey battleships. Sign language student Salla Haapaporras said the ships make her feel threatened. ”It’s a pretty scary thought, they’re right there when they’re usually in another part of the world,” Haapaporras described...
  • With war underway in Ukraine, Russians don’t like what little they learn

    08/29/2014 2:30:17 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies
    sunherald.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | MATTHEW SCHOFIELD
    BERLIN — The secret funerals are back. So are motherly measures. Even soccer officials are sniping at each other. As the Ukrainian-Russian conflict enters its sixth month, there are signs from inside Russia that a nation’s nerves are beginning to fray. Evidence of the extent of Russian military involvement in Ukraine has been dribbling out of conflict areas for months. This week, it reached a level at which Ukrainian and western officials finally referred to it as invasion. But recently, from press accounts and more, it apparently also has been leaking into Russia itself, despite an official government policy that...
  • White House does damage control

    08/29/2014 2:28:01 PM PDT · by shepardspie33 · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 29 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama was referring only "to military options for striking" Islamist militants in Syria when he said the White House did not "have a strategy yet,” press secretary Josh Earnest insisted Thursday. The White House launched a full-court media press to clarify the president’s comments after the media and Republicans seized on the admission. He added that Obama "was asked a specific question about what approach he was going to pursue about possible military action in Syria." The White House spokesman said Obama had for months described a "comprehensive strategy" to deal with the threat posed by terrorists from the...
  • Ukraine to seek Nato membership, says PM Yatsenyuk

    08/29/2014 2:18:05 PM PDT · by FreeReign · 59 replies
    BBC ^ | 29 August 2014 | -
    Ukraine's prime minister has said he will ask parliament to put the country on a path towards Nato membership. Arseny Yatsenyuk said the government was sending a bill to MPs urging that Ukraine's non-bloc status be cancelled. The remarks come as Nato holds an emergency meeting to discuss the crisis in eastern Ukraine. The West has stepped up its accusations of direct Russian involvement in the conflict, following advances by pro-Russian rebels. On Thursday Nato released satellite images it said showed Russian forces inside Ukraine. and said more than 1,000 troops were operating there.
  • Putin: You’re next, Kazakhstan

    08/29/2014 2:19:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/29/2014 | Noah Rothman
    When Russian President Vladimir Putin began referring to portions of Ukraine by their Tsarist-era name, Novorossiya, Russia hands expressed alarm. Novorossiya, or “New Russia,” incorporates the area of Southern Ukraine from Donbass to the present day border with Moldova. Some suggested that Putin’s brazen invasion and annexation of the Crimean Peninsula was a prelude to a much more significant land grab. They noted that Putin could have designs on the entirety of Southern Ukraine, linking Russia to the portion of Moldova known as Transnistria, an area which has been under Russian occupation for years and is already a de...
  • 1,000 Babies are Killed in Abortions in Germany and Austria Daily

    08/29/2014 2:18:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    life news ^ | Human Life International
    Flanked by 120 law enforcement officers, 300 pro-life demonstrators marched the streets of Salzburg, Austria in peaceful solidarity. Several protesters were detained by police as the marchers carried white crosses, a symbol of the 1,000 human beings massacred every day through legalized abortion in Austria and Germany. austriaBanners reading “1000 Ungeborene Jeden Tag” (“1,000 Unborn Every Day”) “commemorates the tragedy of unborn human beings who are denied life every day,” said Johannes Bucher, director of HLI-Europe. In partnership with other pro-life organizations including Europrolife and Lifecenters, Bucher plans to organize additional marches to defend life for the voiceless. The march,...
  • Obama Said to Weigh Delaying Action on Immigration

    08/29/2014 2:16:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 29, 2014 | By MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    Under pressure from nervous Democratic Senate candidates in tight races, President Obama is rethinking the timing of his pledge to act on his own to reshape the nation’s immigration system by summer’s end, and could instead delay some or all of his most controversial proposals until after the midterm elections in November, according to people familiar with White House deliberations. Inside the White House, the timing of an announcement has become the subject of a fierce debate. Some of Mr. Obama’s advisers are urging him to postpone it, fearful of the political ramifications of a sweeping action to protect millions...
  • Eastern Ukraine rebel leader agrees to let encircled Ukraine troops leave

    08/29/2014 2:11:33 PM PDT · by NUABob · 93 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 29, 2014 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - A leader of pro-Moscow rebel forces in eastern Ukraine, Alexander Zakharchenko, said on Friday he had agreed to open a humanitarian corridor for encircled Ukraine troops after Russian President Vladimir Putin's statement.
  • Joe Scarborough: Obama no strategy against ISIS is a tactic straight out of “The Art of War”

    08/29/2014 2:02:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/29/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via Ace, who notes that this is part of a broader “Morning Joe” narrative lately that imagines Obama as some sort of warrior-poet whose endless golfing and fundraising demonstrates imperturbable resolve in the face of terror. Same with the “we don’t have a strategy” line at yesterday’s press conference. Maybe that was just a Clausewitzian ploy contrived to get ISIS to lower its guard before O rolls out his devastating, multi-point plan to tighten the noose. It’s possible.Also possible: This guy really doesn’t have a strategy. His remarks came after days of heated debate inside the top levels of...
  • U.S. Hikes Fee To Renounce Citizenship By 422%

    08/29/2014 1:42:28 PM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 48 replies
    Forbes ^ | Aug 28, 2014 | Robert W. Wood
    Over the last two years, the U.S. has had a spike in expatriations. It isn’t exactly Ellis Island in reverse, but it’s more than a dribble. With global tax reporting and FATCA, the list of the individuals who renounced is up. For 2013, there was a 221% increase, with record numbers of Americans renouncing. The Treasury Department is required to publish a quarterly list, but these numbers are under-stated, some say considerably. The presence or absence of tax motivation is no longer relevant, but that could change. After Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin departed for Singapore, Senators Chuck Schumer and Bob...