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  • AWOL Afghans Exploited Security Breakdown

    09/30/2014 9:31:07 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 2 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 1, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    So the five Afghan soldiers who went missing from two separate U.S. military bases are now all accounted for and apparently headed back to their home country. Feel safer now? Don’t. The Pentagon, State Department and Department of Homeland Security would like this story to be over and done. (Just like they wanted the White House “fence-jumper” story to be buried. But then we found out he didn’t just jump the fence; he also overpowered a Secret Service agent, burst through the halls and invaded the East Room wielding a knife.)
  • Kasparov: Putin 'the most dangerous man' in the world & a bigger threat to U.S. than Islamic State

    09/30/2014 9:20:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 30, 2014 | Bianna Golodryga
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Arguably the world's best chess player ever, Garry Kasparov is on a new mission. He hopes to convince the world that the biggest threat to global unrest is not the Islamic State, al-Qaida or North Korea. Instead it is Vladimir Putin, Russia's president from 2000 to 2008 and then again from 2012 to today. In an interview with Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga, Kasparov outlined his reasons for believing that Putin should be what keeps the world up at night. He chided President Barack Obama for being too late in addressing Putin's aggression in Ukraine — ultimately annexing...
  • Globe in Hong Kong: Protest of Politeness dares Beijing to respond

    09/30/2014 9:03:44 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Tuesday, Sep. 30 2014, 9:10 PM EDT | Nathan VanderKlippe
    “Hong Kong has picked up the baton and is leading the pro-democracy movement of China now,” said Rose Tang, who was among the student leaders in 1989. “Hong Kong is becoming the catalyst to kick-start the end of an era – the Chinese communist’s one-party dictatorship.” [....] What has been called the Umbrella Revolution could as well be dubbed the Protest of Politeness, amid a burgeoning of ideological optimism in a city normally defined by its conservative dedication to the making of fortunes.
  • Turkey nears intervention in Syria, Iraq

    09/30/2014 9:00:47 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    WP via Herald Net ^ | Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 8:13 p.m | Erin Cunningham and Karen DeYoung
    BAGHDAD — Turkey’s government edged closer Tuesday to direct intervention in the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, bolstering security along its border with Syria and asking parliament to authorize sending troops to the two war-ravaged countries. Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc told reporters the proposal sent to parliament would include a wide range of options, including opening Turkish bases to foreign troops and deploying soldiers to establish safe zones for refugees inside Syria. The government wants the motion to be broad enough to avoid needing another parliamentary mandate for military action, he said. The motion is to be voted on...
  • Mexico Pays To Help Its Citizens Avoid Deportation From The U.S.

    09/30/2014 8:42:53 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    KNPR ^ | Tue September 30, 2014 5:08 pm | Hansi Lo Wang
    Mexico is helping some of its citizens apply for a controversial immigration program in the U.S. called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Since the Obama administration created the program in 2012, more than 580,000 unauthorized immigrants brought to the U.S. as minors have received temporary relief from deportation and been given work permits that last for at least two years. But 45 percent of those who are eligible for DACA have not applied, and the cost may be holding some back. Immigrants have to pay a total of $465 to the Department of Homeland Security for fees related...
  • Iran to give military grant to Lebanese army

    09/30/2014 8:26:38 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 5 replies
    Hürriyet ^ | September/30/2014
    Iran is to give a military grant to the Lebanese Army, the head of Iran's national security council said on Sept. 30, boosting security forces that are already backed by Saudi Arabia and the United States. The Lebanase Army has been stepping up efforts to prevent Sunni Muslim fighters from Syria entering Lebanese border towns. Last month, the northern town of Arsal was the scene of the deadliest spillover of fighting in the three-year-old civil war in Syria. The rise of hardline militants in Syria such as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) presents a shared foe for...
  • UKRAINE: The Russians used against Ukrainians ammunition with ceramic fragments

    30.09.14 07:41 The Russians used against Ukrainians ammunition with ceramic fragments. It's scary-military surgeon During the fighting in Donbass Russian units and militants use against multiple launch rocket system of Ukrainian troops, using ammunition with ceramic fragments. It is reported THERE is NO censor. with reference to "Ukrinform". "To operate the wounded by shrapnel more difficult because often the x-ray does not see them in the tissues of the limbs, chest or abdomen. Delete the metal shard, and behind it you notice the ceramic, embedded in the meat-and it's scary, "-such impressions shared on Monday told a military surgeon on...
  • Name That Operation?

    09/30/2014 6:52:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | ED MORRISEY
    Normally, when a President orders the military into action, the White House gives the operation a name to reference for the duration. Operation Desert Shield turned into Operation Desert Storm when George H. W. Bush shifted from deterrence to offense when Saddam Hussein refused to pull out of Kuwait. The operational name for the 2003 invasion ordered by George W. Bush was called Operation Iraqi Freedom, paralleling the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan’s Operation Enduring Freedom after the 9/11 attacks. Bill Clinton named the brief 1998 missile attack on Iraq Operation Desert Fox. That operation lasted all of four days, but...
  • The House of the Usher

    09/30/2014 5:42:58 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 1 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9-30-14 | Richard Fernandez
    According to Robert Sczcerba, a health technology venture capitalist and former director of life sciences at Lockheed Martin, the greatest health technology danger is the cacaphony of beeps that attend medical devices in every hospital. Because if everything is a priority then nothing is. He writes: Have you ever stood in line at a fast food restaurant listening to a loud, persistent beeping from the kitchen’s deep fryer? If so, you’ve probably wanted to yell, “Hey, could somebody get the fries, or press a button to make that stupid dinging stop?” The employees, meanwhile, have long since stopped paying attention...
  • Netanyahu: Militant Islam Aims to ‘Dominate World;’ State Dept.: 'No' It Doesn't

    09/30/2014 4:30:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/30/2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    The Obama administration does not share Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s view that the forces of militant Islam, whether Sunni or Shi’ite, have in common an ultimate goal “to dominate the world,” a State Department spokeswoman said Monday. In a hard-hitting speech at the United Nations, the Israeli leader said that entities such as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL), Hamas, the Iranian regime, Hezbollah, al-Qaeda and Boko Haram share that eventual goal. Jen Psaki was asked at the State Department daily briefing later whether the administration agreed with Netanyahu’s argument that those various groups “are all part...
  • DCNS will unveil the SMX OCEAN at Euronaval 2014: A Conventional Barracuda (French sub design)

    09/30/2014 4:25:41 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 30 September 2014
    Navy Recognition learned that DCNS will introduce a new submarine concept at Euronaval 2014 which be held from October 27th to 31st at Paris Le Bourget in France. The SMX OCEAN is based on a Barracuda hull, the next generation SSN of the French Navy, fitted with a conventional propulsion system (SSK) with AIP technology. The SMX OCEAN concept to be unveiled at Euronaval 2014. Picture: DCNS The focus of DCNS engineers in developing this concept was put on endurance and high sustained speed. We learned that the 4,700 tons SSK was designed for an endurance of 14,000 nautical miles...
  • John Batchelor interviews Thomas Joscelyn of Long War Journal

    09/30/2014 4:16:04 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    John Batchelor Show ^ | 29 September 2014 | John Batchelor
    Audio podcast 39:46 Monday 29 September 2014 / Hour 1, Block A: Thomas Joscelyn, Long War Journal senior editor, & Bill Roggio, Long War Journal and FDD, in re: US killed 2 'Arabs' in first drone strike in South Waziristan in more than a year The US has not launched a drone strike in South Waziristan since mid-April 2013. US drone strike kills 2 AQAP fighters in Al Jawf The strike, the second in two days, took place in a northern province where top al Qaeda leaders have been targeted and killed in the past. Al Qaeda official warns against...
  • CDC: Ebola confirmed in Dallas patient

    09/30/2014 3:40:16 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 63 replies
    WFAA.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Janet St. James and Josh Davis
    A patient in a Dallas hospital has been confirmed to have the deadly Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control said Tuesday. That person has been held in "strict isolation" at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas as he was evaluated for possible exposure to the virus. The CDC will decide whether it is necessary to move the patient to another facility. This is the first-ever case of this strain of Ebola confirmed in the United States. Officials would not confirm or deny if he was a U.S. citizen, only saying he was "visiting family in the U.S."
  • Hong Kong protesters use a mesh network to organise

    09/30/2014 3:30:12 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 09/30/14 | Aviva Rutkin and Jacob Aron
    Hong Kong's mass protest is networked. Activists are relying on a free app that can send messages without any cellphone connection. On Sunday alone, the app was downloaded more than 100,000 times in Hong Kong, its developers said. FireChat relies on "mesh networking", a technique that allows data to zip directly from one phone to another via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
  • 'The War' on ISIS: The Case for Skepticism II

    09/30/2014 2:32:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Jack Kerwick
    Recently, I cautioned my fellow Americans against falling for the notion that the so-called “Islamic State” is among the gravest threats, or any considerable threat, to the United States. I noted that if the hyperbolic cries of politicians and their media propagandists in both parties so much as remotely resembled reality, then we’d have long ago witnessed at least two phenomena that, as of the present moment, remain conspicuously, indeed, painfully, absent from the current discourse. First, at long last, we would have jettisoned the Politically Correct labels—“Islamo-Fascism,” “Islamo-Nazism,” “Islamism,” “radical Islam,” “Islamic extremism,” etc.—that we invariably assign to Islamic...
  • Israeli cargo ship heads for L.A. to unload after Oakland protest

    09/30/2014 2:15:23 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/29/2014 | Dan Whitcomb
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An Israeli-owned container ship that was blocked from unloading its cargo at the Port of Oakland by pro-Palestinian protesters over the weekend was headed to Los Angeles on Monday, according to a ship-tracking website. The Zim Shanghai left Oakland with its cargo still onboard on Sunday evening, according to the website marinetraffic.com. It was expected to arrive in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Some 200 people angry over Israel's bombardment of the Gaza Strip in response to Hamas rocket salvoes staged a protest of the Zim Shanghai at the Port of Oakland on Saturday morning and again...
  • Government Funds Lawyers for Immigrant Kids

    09/30/2014 1:49:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 30, 2014 | By AMY TAXIN
    The Obama administration is spending $4 million on lawyers for unaccompanied immigrant children in deportation proceedings, a move an influential Republican lawmaker says is illegal and will fuel an increase in illegal immigration. Kenneth Wolfe, a spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services' said it is the first time the office that oversees programs for unaccompanied immigrant children will provide money for direct legal representation. The grants to two organizations are part of a bigger $9 million project that aims to provide lawyers to 2,600 children.
  • U.S. to give refugee status to limited number of Central American minors

    09/30/2014 1:39:08 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 9-30-14 | JIM KUHNHENN
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  • North Korean foreign minister begins 10-day Russia visit

    09/30/2014 1:04:59 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies
    the Guardian ^ | Sept. 30, 2014 | Shaun Walker
    North Korea’s foreign minister has arrived in Moscow at the start of a 10-day visit, with a bilateral agenda that includes “fighting the heroisation of Nazism”, road safety and Pyongyang’s nuclear programme. Ri Su-yong will meet his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, on Wednesday before embarking on an odyssey around Russia’s far-eastern regions aimed at boosting economic cooperation between the two countries.
  • Exclusive: America’s Allies Almost Bombed in Syrian Airstrikes

    09/30/2014 12:51:59 PM PDT · by illiac · 10 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 9/30/14 | Josh Rogin
    The White House says it wants to work with Syria’s moderate rebels. But warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition came awfully close to striking one of their HQs. Last week, an airstrike from the American-led coalition nearly hit a command-and-control facility affiliated with the Free Syrian Army, the moderate rebels the Obama administration says are America’s “boots on the ground,” according to two opposition leaders. They are asking the Obama administration to please coordinate with them in the future before America bombs its only allies in Syria. Since U.S. airstrikes against ISIS in Syria began on Sept. 22, there has been...
  • St. Patrick Hospital 1 of 4 sites in U.S. ready for Ebola patients ( Montana )

    09/30/2014 12:11:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Missoulian ^ | Sep 30, 2014 | Rob Chaney
    There are four places in the United States set up to handle a patient sickened by the Ebola virus, and Missoula is one of those. .... And any hospital equipped to care for a tuberculosis patient can care for an Ebola patient, according to Dr. George Risi, an infectious disease specialist who recently returned from spending 20 days in a Sierra Leone Ebola ward. Accompanied by St. Patrick’s intensive care nursing director Kate Hurley, Risi helped local clinic staff care for up to 95 patients at a time. While untreated Ebola kills more than 70 percent of its victims, more...
  • Communist Party of China to convene key meeting on rule of law Oct. 20-23

    09/30/2014 11:41:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Xinhua News (China) ^ | September 30, 2014 | by Mengjie
    BEIJING -- The fourth plenary session, one of China's top political meetings, will carry the theme rule of law and has been scheduled for Oct. 20-23 in Beijing. The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee set the date for the fourth plenary session of the CPC 18th central committee during a meeting chaired by General Secretary Xi Jinping on Tuesday. This will be the first time a plenary session of the CPC Central Committee has taken rule of law as its central theme, earlier reports said. The Tuesday meeting also discussed the same topic, as...
  • U.S. accidentally bombed “moderate” rebels in Syria because base was right next to Al Qaeda’s

    09/30/2014 11:33:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/30/2014 | AllahPundit
    Given that the “moderates” are our allies, you would think this problem could be avoided by coordinating with them on where to attack and where not to. But there’s a hitch: We … don’t trust them enough to rely on the intelligence they give us.You’d trust a group that’s fighting so closely alongside Al Qaeda (a.k.a. the Nusra Front) that bombing the latter means collateral damage for the former, wouldn’t you? Since U.S. airstrikes against ISIS in Syria began on Sept. 22, there has been no coordination between the U.S. military and its alleged partners on the ground, according...
  • Hajj pilgrims denounce ISIS 'virus' but doubt US-led war

    09/30/2014 11:02:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Daily Star (Lebanon) ^ | September 30, 2014 | by Lynne Al-Nahhas
    MECCA, Saudi Arabia: As they gather in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca for the annual hajj, some pilgrims have denounced atrocities by ISIS jihadists as "a virus" threatening the world. But many also expressed concerns about the US-led air war against them. "Islam is innocent from actions of the Islamic State (ISIS)," Kurdish Iraqi pilgrim Alan Abdullah told AFP, describing ISIS as "a virus threatening the whole world". ISIS has seized large parts of Iraq and Syria, declaring a Muslim "caliphate" and imposing its own harsh interpretation of Islamic law. The jihadists have executed captured Iraqi soldiers, crucified people,...
  • UKRAINE: "Liberated territories"

    the chance, worth fighting for As I wrote, in a group of IP I recently visited the liberated territories. According to some of my observations there does exist a certain probability of occurrence of a large-scale sabotage and terrorist war. Yesterday we talked about the factors that are to be sustained. Today, we will focus on those obstacles in its way. Unfortunately, there are less than a factor of the first group. So: - Visibility. Banal comparison of the diverse aspects of everyday life "under the NPT" and in a normal peaceful life, is clearly in the medium term, reduce...
  • The undoing of the Iraq and Syria revisionists

    09/30/2014 10:45:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 30, 2014 | BY JENNIFER RUBIN
    If President Obama and his spinners won’t accept conservatives’ take on the failures and missteps leading up to the Islamic State and the region-wide chaos in the Middle East, maybe they will believe the New York Times. Strangely enough, it confirms the facts and arguments conservative critics have been making for years now. What is also evident is that President Obama picked on the wrong people; the intelligence community is striking back by going to the media with chapter and verse of the president’s dereliction. The report substantiates eight key points: 1. Leaving Iraq with no troops was a disaster....
  • Obama Has Spent More Time Playing Golf Than In Intel Briefings

    09/30/2014 10:21:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 30, 2014 | by NEIL MUNRO
    President Barack Obama has spent more time golfing than he has spent listening to daily intelligence briefings. The Daily Caller has calculated that he’s spent almost 700 hours in 875 “Presidential Daily Briefings” since 2009. But he’s also spent roughly 800 hours on almost 200 golf trips since his first inauguration.
  • Britain carries out first air strikes against IS in Iraq: minister

    09/30/2014 9:48:27 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    AFP via Daily Star ^ | Sep. 30, 2014 | 07:41 PM
  • What Was Just Disclosed About This Appalling Obama Habit Proves He’s A Danger To America

    09/30/2014 9:09:33 AM PDT · by walford · 53 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | September 30, 2014 | Norvell Rose
    The tire tracks from the bus Barack Obama drove over the U.S. intelligence community continue leading to trouble for a president seen as trying to save his own political skin. When Obama told “60 Minutes” on Sunday that the rapid rise and spread of ISIS could be blamed on intelligence failure, that set off a firestorm of angry reaction. Intelligence officials adamantly defend their expertise and actions, arguing that the blame is not theirs, but the president’s for failure to act on their repeated warnings. The Washington Times reports that the White House has been given detailed briefings on the...
  • These may be the only F-22’s Achilles’ heels in a dogfight against 4th gen fighter jets

    09/30/2014 8:58:28 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 32 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | Dario Leone
    Considered almost unbeatable in the air-to-air role, the F-22 successfully debuted in combat, taking part in air strikes against ISIS targets. But what if the F-22 found a 4th Gen. opponent? Even though we donÂ’t know much details about them, missions flown by the F-22 Raptor over Syria marked the combat debut of the stealth jet. As already explained, the radar-evading planes conducted air strikes against ISIS ground targets, in what (considering the 5th Generation planeÂ’s capabilities) were probably Swing Role missions: the stealth jets flew ahead of the rest of the strike package to cover the other attack planes,...
  • ISIS Fighter Calls US Airstrikes Totally Ineffective

    09/30/2014 8:58:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/30/2014 | Jeremy Bender
    In an exclusive interview with CNN, a Syrian fighter with the group known as the Islamic State or ISIS said they were prepared for US airstrikes within Syria and the damage done against the organization was ineffective.A Syrian ISIS fighter operating under the pseudonym Abu Tahla told CNN through Skype that the US and coalition airstrikes within Syria were expected. "We've been ready for this for some time," Abu Talha said. "We know that our bases are known because they're tracking us with radars and satellites, so we had backup locations."The ISIS headquarters that were targeted were emptied out, and...
  • U.S. airstrikes on ISIS 'killed Syrian civilians after mistaking grain silo for jihadist base'

    09/30/2014 8:55:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 09/30/2014 | By JACK CRONE and LUCY CROSSLEY
    * British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, gather information from sources in Syria * They say missile set grain silo ablaze in ISIS town of Manbij, northern Syria * Claim two civilians killed including 'workers who provide food for people' * IS fighters 'also died in a strike on a building on the town's outskirts' * US says there is 'no evidence' any civilians were killed in the strike * Group count at least 19 civilians killed so far in coalition airstrikes * US-led coalition has been targeting ISIS-controlled towns in Syria since last week At least two civilian workers...
  • U.S. strikes help Iraq Kurds, army advances against Islamic State

    09/30/2014 7:52:24 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | ARBIL Iraq/MURSITPINAR Turkey Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:14am EDT | Isabel Coles and Jonny Hogg
    (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish forces captured a strategic border crossing and several villages from Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq on Tuesday, scoring gains as the militants were pounded by heavy U.S.-led air strikes and the Iraqi army advanced from the south. An Iraqi Kurdish political source said Kurdish peshmerga fighters took control of the Rabia border crossing with Syria in a battle that began before dawn. "It's the most important strategic point for crossing. Once that's taken it's going to cut the supply route and make the operation to reach Sinjar easier," the source said, referring to a mountain...
  • Judge Griesa Finds Argentina in Contempt of Court

    09/30/2014 7:15:28 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    The Argentina Independent ^ | 30 September 2014 | Indy Staff
    New York Judge Thomas Griesa has declared Argentina to be in contempt of court for refusing to pay debt owed to bond holdouts, though stopped short of issuing sanctions.
  • Exclusive: America’s Allies Almost Bombed in Syrian Airstrikes

    09/30/2014 7:11:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 09/30/2014 | Josh Rogin
    The White House says it wants to work with Syria’s moderate rebels. But warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition came awfully close to striking one of their HQs. Last week, an airstrike from the American-led coalition nearly hit a command-and-control facility affiliated with the Free Syrian Army, the moderate rebels the Obama administration says are America’s “boots on the ground,” according to two opposition leaders. They are asking the Obama administration to please coordinate with them in the future before America bombs its only allies in Syria. Since U.S. airstrikes against ISIS in Syria began on Sept. 22, there has been...
  • Obama will pay a price for blaming intelligence services for ISIS failures.

    09/30/2014 6:59:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/30/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    President Obama’s 60 Minutes interview, taped last Friday and aired Sunday, is turning out to be a disaster for him, and may even be a tipping point of sorts. There are six dimensions to the disaster.1.  By blaming the intelligence community for his failure to act on the ISIS threat, he ensured that a series of damaging leaks will be coming, and they are already starting. The UK Daily Mail, always far less constrained than the American media when it comes to revealing information damaging to the American progressive establishment, quotes “an administration insider,” summarized in its own bullet points:...
  • A Marriage Forged By The Mighty Russia

    09/30/2014 6:54:32 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX
    Hungary Today ^ | 2014-09-28 | Hungary Today
    Few days ago Hungarian news portal index.hu published an interesting article about Béla Kovács’s mysterious life. The Jobbik MEP has been accused by the Hungarian authorities during the European Parliament Elections campaign, that he works for the Russian secret intelligence service. Both Jobbik and Kovács denied the claims. Although the charges may seem parts of the political campaign, index journalist was able to find telling details as a result of an intensive five-months research.
  • So, who was this guy that got over the fence and into the white house?

    09/30/2014 6:50:04 AM PDT · by The_Republic_Of_Maine · 45 replies
    MaineTV.net ^ | 2013/09/05 | dailycaller.com/
    So, this guy, who we have heard nothing about, jumps the fence and get's into the inner bowels of the white house, with a KNIFE, a knife is the muslims favorite weapons, it is what they cut heads off with. So, who is this guy, where did he come from, what was he after, and who does he work for? Iran threatens brutal attacks on Americans, Obama family if US hits Syria As Congress debates whether to support President Obama’s call for a limited strike against Syria for the alleged use of chemical weapons, Iran is vowing to back Bashar...
  • Hatred and Violence: Other than oil, the Arab World doesn't produce much else.

    09/30/2014 6:48:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/30/2014 | Dennis Prager
    At least since the early part of the 20th century, aside from oil, the Arab world has produced and exported two products. It has produced essentially no technology, medicine, or anything else in the world of science. It has almost no contributions to world literature, to art, or to intellectual development. According to the most recent United Nations Arab Human Development Reports (2003–2005), written by Arab intellectuals, Greece, with a population of 11 million, annually translates five times more books from English than does the entire Arab world, population 370 million. Nor is this a new development. The total...
  • Schools scramble to help teens who crossed border

    09/30/2014 6:42:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | September 29, 2014 | By KIMBERLY HEFLING
    FRANKFORD, Del. — American schools are scrambling to provide services to the large number of children and teenagers who crossed the border alone in recent months. Officials were caught off guard by about 70 new students mostly from Guatemala — part of the wave crossing the border — enrolling last year, mostly at Sussex Central High School. The students are eager but face barriers. Some can barely read or write in their native language. Donald Hattier, a school board member, said advance warning would have helped with planning. The federal government, he said, "just dropped this on us." He wonders...
  • China: Hong Kong protesters stockpile supplies, fear fresh police advance

    09/30/2014 6:18:56 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 30, 2014 | Donny Kwok and Yimou Lee
    Hong Kong protesters stockpile supplies, fear fresh police advance By Donny Kwok and Yimou Lee HONG KONG Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:26am EDT (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters extended a blockade of Hong Kong streets on Tuesday, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades ahead of what some fear may be a push by police to clear the roads before Chinese National Day. Riot police shot pepper spray and tear gas at protesters at the weekend, but by Tuesday evening they had almost completely withdrawn from the downtown Admiralty district except for an area around the government headquarters....
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-un 'Had Surgery on Fractured Ankles'

    09/30/2014 6:13:36 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | Sep. 30, 2014
    Kim Jong-un 'Had Surgery on Fractured Ankles' North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had surgery in Pyongyang in mid-September to treat fractures to both ankles and remains in hospital, a source claimed Monday. The source, who recently visited the North, said, "I heard that Kim Jong-un injured his right ankle in June after pushing ahead with on-site visits and ended up fracturing both ankles because he left the injury unattended." The source added Kim had surgery at the Bonghwa Clinic, an exclusive hospital for high-ranking party members, in mid-September and is now recovering there. The source said bodyguards have been posted...
  • Vote: Which Was Lamest Excuse by Morning Joe Panelists for Obama ISIS Failure?

    09/30/2014 6:07:44 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    With about a month to go before the elections, let's loosen up our lever-pulling arms by inviting NewsBusters readers to vote on the lamest excuse offered by three Morning Joe panelists today for President Obama's failure to heed the intelligence about the threat ISIS posed. 1. Columbia prof Dorian Warren: congressional intelligence committees are to blame for not raising the issues with President Obama. 2. Mike Barnicle: James Clapper is to blame for not assembling the intelligence to the point that it got the president's full attention. 3. Eugene Robinson: not fair to blame the president considering there could have...
  • Qatar Awareness Campaign Launches - Introductory Letter

    09/30/2014 6:04:31 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 10 replies
    Right Side News ^ | September 29, 2014 | Qatar Awareness
    To the American Public: In light of the wars and violent turbulence that currently engulf the Middle East and parts of Africa, a coalition of concerned citizens, journalists, and activists are launching a campaign to expose a most infamous and pernicious sponsor of Islamic terror: the Gulf state of Qatar. Qatar, (pronounced “cutter,” or "gutter"), is, per capita, the richest country in the world ($93,352 in 2013). This is partly due to the fact that they control the third largest natural gas reserves in the world, the North Dome field in the Persian Gulf. It is also because Qatar has...
  • President Obama's Goal Of Closing Guantanamo Bay Prison Stalled At The Pentagon

    09/30/2014 5:58:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | September 30, 2014 | By NEDRA PICKLER
    The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process, causing deep frustration within the administration and raising doubts that President Barack Obama will be able to fulfill his campaign promise to close the offshore prison for terrorism suspects. Obama has said Guantanamo's continued operation hurts U.S. standing overseas and is a recruitment tool for terrorists. "The president would absolutely like to see more progress in our efforts to close Guantanamo," Obama counter terrorism adviser Lisa Monaco said. "He wants it closed. He's pushing his own team very hard, raising it...
  • Liberal doves run as war hawks

    09/30/2014 4:58:27 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | September 30, 2014 | James Hohman
    Democrat Kay Hagan didn’t mince words about the Iraq War during her 2008 Senate campaign against Republican Elizabeth Dole. “We need to get out of Iraq in a responsible way,” Hagan declared in May of that year. “We need to elect leaders who don’t invade countries without planning and stay there without an end.” Hagan is striking a different chord these days. Locked in a tough reelection battle, the first-term senator boasts that she’s more strongly supportive of airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militants than her Republican challenger, Thom Tillis, and says she’s been pressing the...
  • US disagrees with Netanyahu on Iran, ISIS and Hamas (US ambassador yawns during speech)

    09/30/2014 4:38:16 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 30 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/30/2014 07:49 | Michelle Malka Grossman
    The US State Department said Monday in a press conference that it disagrees with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's assertion during his UN speech on Monday that "ISIS and Hamas are branches of the same poisonous tree." "Obviously, we’ve designated both as terrorist organizations, but ISIL poses a different threat to Western interests and to the United States," said State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki. "And that’s just a fact." Later on in the speech, Netanyahu said that Iran is still a great threat to Israel's existence. He also warned that Iran is not actually willing to give up nuclear weapons but...
  • Canadians will likely have to pay millions of dollars to upgrade CF-18 fighter jets — again

    09/30/2014 4:37:55 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Postmedia News ^ | September 28, 2014 | Lee Berthiaume
    Canadian taxpayers will likely be on the hook for millions of dollars to keep the country’s aged CF18 fighter jets flying into the next decade because of delays in finding a replacement aircraft, secret documents show. The revelation represents the latest wrinkle in what has become one of the most troubled military procurement projects in Canadian history, which continues to sit in limbo as the countdown to next year’s election begins. The backbone of Canada’s air force, the CF18s were purchased in the early 1980s with the idea they would be retired in 2003. Instead, $2.6 billion was spent on...
  • Egyptian court jails 68 Muslim Brotherhood supporters

    09/30/2014 4:25:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/30/2014
    An Egyptian court sentenced 68 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to jail terms on Tuesday, judicial sources said, in a case related to deadly violence a year ago after the army's ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. All were found guilty of killing 30 people and intending to kill others in Cairo on October 6, 2013, when more than 50 people died in clashes across the country between Mursi opponents and supporters. Judge Mohamed Ali Al-Faqi gave 63 of the defendants 15 years in jail and five others 10 years.
  • Iran: Netanyahu Speech 'Baselessly' Associates Islamic State, Islamic World [US DoS agrees!!]

    09/30/2014 4:13:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 9/30/2014
    Iran says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "baselessly" associated the Islamic world with the Islamic State group during his address to the United Nations General Assembly. In a reply to the Monday speech, Iran also said Netanyahu continued a policy to "sabotage and disrupt" Iranian negotiations with world powers over the country's nuclear program. The Israeli leader told the United Nations Iran is trying to trick the world into accepting an agreement to end sanctions while still allowing it to develop nuclear weapons. Iran has long declared its nuclear program to be for peaceful purposes. Netanyahu said Iran is on...