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  • MH370 Mystery Continues: French Investigators Unable to Link Found Plane Debris to Missing Plane

    09/01/2015 6:43:37 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 25 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 31 Aug 2015 | By Polly Mosendz
    In late July, about 3,800 miles away from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370's last known location, a piece of plane debris washed up. It was found on the coast of Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean and appeared to be part of a plane wing from a Boeing 777. MH370, which disappeared March 8, 2014 with 239 people on board, is a Boeing 777. Immediately, rumors began flying that the plane—or at least a piece of it—had been found. ...
  • Islamic State Terrorists Caught Crossing Into Europe Posing As Refugees

    09/01/2015 2:56:32 PM PDT · by Mariner · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 1st, 2015 | by Liam Deacon
    Five men have been arrested as they attempted to cross the Bulgarian-Macedonian border with decapitation videos and Islamic State propaganda on their phones. The terrorist suspects had been posing as refugees. Bulgarian authorities near the Gyueshevo border checkpoint detained the five men, aged between 20 and 24, late on Wednesday, Bulgarian broadcaster NOVA TV reported. The men were stopped by a border guard, who they attempted to bribe with a “wad of dollars.” However, they were searched and Islamic State propaganda, specific Jihadists prayers and decapitation videos were found on their phones. In a move that suggests how seriously authorities...
  • [Islamic] Militants posing as migrants? Unlikely, say European experts

    08/30/2015 3:09:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Aug 28, 2015 | 7:15 AM EDT | Mark Trevelyan
    The risk that groups like Islamic State could smuggle militants into Europe under cover of a huge wave of migrants is much smaller than some politicians suggest, according to security specialists with close ties to governments and intelligence agencies. By the end of July, more than a third of a million migrants and refugees had entered the European Union, mainly via Italy, Greece and Hungary, according to EU border agency Frontex. The flow has continued unabated through August. Once inside the bloc’s borderless Schengen zone, the new arrivals—many from countries like Syria and Iraq where Islamic State holds sway over...
  • The Hot Pants Hotshot: Formidable Derring Do....

    08/30/2015 9:11:05 AM PDT · by Reverend Saltine · 20 replies
    DailyMail.Co.UK ^ | August 30, 2015 | Peter Allen and Adam Luck
    With the hint of a smile, Simone Segouin stares nonchalantly into the camera with a submachine gun slung over her shoulder. It is a startling image of the young French freedom fighter – and it would soon become iconic. It comes from a colour film, shot by Hollywood director George Stevens in August 1944. It immortalises an 18-year-old Simone shortly after she helped capture 25 German soldiers in her home village of Thivars, south west of Paris. The defiant teenager gazes back at the lens, dressed in blue shorts, a black-and-white top with a red sash and a khaki cap,...
  • Forgotten Facts About Smoot-Hawley for the Stimulus Package Buy American Crowd

    02/05/2009 11:36:21 AM PST · by frithguild · 44 replies · 1,126+ views
    2/5/2009 | frithguild
    The Republican Party of the 1920's swept into power during a financial crisis. Errors in the Fed’s monetary policy in 1919 in kept rates too low to benefit the sale of Victory bonds. The Fed then tightened excessively due to inflation, creating a financial shock and depression from 1920 to 1921. At that time, the Republican Party viewed increasing tariffs as good policy. Thus, during the sixty seventh Congress, the Emergency Tariff Act of 1921 was passed as a temporary measure until a more comprehensive measure could be drafted. Ultimately, Fordney-McCumber passed in 1922, imposing an ad valorem rate of...
  • Mass immigration will DESTROY Britain if we don't act now, blasts DOUGLAS MURRAY ( United Kingdom )

    08/28/2015 6:36:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Daily Express ^ | Aug 28, 2015 | Douglas Murray
    IT IS now four years since David Cameron promised to reduce immigration into the UK from the hundreds of thousands to “tens of thousands” a year. “No ifs, no buts”, was what the Prime Minister said. But the latest official figures, out yesterday, show he is nowhere near to fulfilling that promise. In fact in the last year immigration into our country reached record highs with net migration reaching a 10-year peak at 330,000 in the year up to March. Thirteen per cent of people in this country now were born abroad. ... the need to speak out has never...
  • Law of Unintended Consequences: New EU Tax Laws Force Thousands of Businesses to Close

    08/28/2015 11:09:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 28 Aug 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Law of Unintended Consequences: New EU Tax Laws Force Thousands of Businesses to Close in Just Six Months { Full title ]. New European Union tax rules introduced in January have already driven thousands of small companies out of business, with thousands more set to follow as awareness of the change in the VAT law grows. Research has shown that incompetence on the part of collecting agencies has further added misery to the situation. After an eight-year consultation which excluded the voices of micro-businesses, the EU introduced new rules on VAT returns at the beginning of this year, which required...
  • The walls Europe is building to keep people out

    08/28/2015 10:19:20 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | By Adam Taylor
    After the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, for a while it seemed like border fences and barriers were a thing of the past in Europe. Many on the continent hoped for a new era of integration and receptivity. It didn't happen. Instead, a variety of pressures have led Europe to adopt wall-building projects that would make Donald Trump proud. Right now, in Hungary, for example, the government is rushing to complete a 109-mile-long barbed wire border fence along its southern frontier with Serbia – a project made bitterly ironic by Hungary's 1989 decision to cut its border fence with Austria...
  • Vanity-1973 Book Predicted Downfall of West Through Immigration

    The Camp of the Saints (Le Camp des Saints) is a 1973 French apocalyptic novel by Jean Raspail. The novel depicts a hypothetical setting whereby Third World mass immigration to France and the West leads to the destruction of Western civilization. Almost forty years after publication the book returned to the bestseller list in 2011. Granted the countries of orgin might be a little different but it is quite prescient for something written over 40 years ago.
  • U.S. and UK Politics Are Mirror Images

    08/27/2015 9:54:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Cal Thomas
    LONDON -- It's remarkable how often British and American politics resemble each other; often only the accents differ. Following a disastrous defeat at the hands of Prime Minister David Cameron's Tories, the Labour Party appears ready to elect as its next leader one Jeremy Corbyn, a hardcore leftist, self-described socialist and member of Parliament, who recently compared ISIS to the U.S. military and has called the terrorist group Hamas a "friend." Corbyn also wants to renationalize some British industries and increase taxes on "the rich," who are already paying more than half their earnings in income taxes, as well as...
  • France: Two Muslims “joke” about carrying out “Charlie Hebdo 2” jihad massacre on train

    08/27/2015 10:14:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 8/27/15 | Pamela Geller
    “The pair reportedly asked train passengers if they were Muslim, telling them to clear out quickly if this were the case to be spared.” “During the court hearing, Taoufik also claimed his actions were sparked after another passenger made a racist remark to him.” Oh, that makes it all OK, doesn’t it? These men didn’t have to have any actual bombs. Their monstrous “joke” did well enough to “strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah” (Quran 8:60). “Two men jailed after ‘Charlie Hebdo 2’ scare,” The Local, August 25, 2015 (thanks to TheReligionofPeace.com): Two men have been...
  • How I Spent My Summer Vacation: MAGINOT LINE

    08/27/2015 5:41:11 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 19 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 27 August 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Always wanted to see this, finally had me a look... This particular section of France's 1930s-era defensive Maginot Line fortifications -a marvel of engineering at the time- has been extensively restored by enthusiast groups in the area, some of whom I was able to meet with on the visit. This entrance is known as 'Fort de Shoenenbourg', located in a hilltop forest near the German frontier (the Rhein) in the Alsace region of France, about 40 minutes north of Strasbourg. They did a great job keeping it authentic, really takes you back in time as you wander the 4-5...
  • Manliness: An Unsung Trait of The Train Heroes

    08/26/2015 10:03:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Mona Charen
    When a heavily armed man emerged from the bathroom of a European train and began what was clearly intended as a massacre of innocent, unsuspecting civilians, six men ranging in age from 22 to 62 sprang into action. A banker and a middle-aged academic, both French, were first on the scene. The sound of gunfire awakened three young American tourists: Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler. In a moment evocative of the Flight 93 passengers' shining courage on 9/11, Skarlatos saw Ayoub El-Khazzani struggling with one of his guns and leapt up, saying simply "Let's go" to his friends....
  • France Announces Train Attack was 'Terrorist'

    08/25/2015 3:56:08 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 39 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/8/15 | Ari Yashar
    Ayoub El Khazzani, the 25-year-old gunman from Morocco who opened fire on a train in France last week, intended to murder everyone on the train as part of a Muslim terrorist attack before being stopped by citizens, revealed French Prosecutor Francois Molins on Tuesday. El Khazzani, who lived in Spain where he was flagged as a potential jihadist by intelligence services that alerted France about him before the attack, was armed for a massacre, Molins said. He was toting an AKM assault rifle replete with 270 rounds of ammo, a Luger M80 automatic pistol packed with a full clip, a...
  • Air Force to award highest non-combat medal to train-attack hero

    08/24/2015 5:45:33 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 67 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Aug 24, 2015 | By Tara Copp
    The Air Force is awarding Airman First Class Spencer Stone its highest non-combat honor, the Airman’s Medal, for his heroic actions aboard a Paris train, the Air Force announced Monday. Stone, Alek Skarlatos and college friend Anthony Sadler took down a gunman wielding an AK-47 and box cutter as he began an assault on a high-speed train bound for Paris late Friday. The trio have been hailed as heroes in France, where they were awarded the Legion of Honor, France’s highest honor, on Monday by French president Francois Hollande. “What the gunman did not expect was a confrontation with our...
  • New hero identified (Another American!)

    08/24/2015 4:28:49 PM PDT · by lulu16 · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 24, 2015 | Faith Karimi, Ashley Fantz and Nic Robertson, CNN
    Mark Moogalian, 51, a French-American who describes himself on his website as an author, teacher and musician, encountered the gunman before the Americans, tried to wrestle a rifle from him and was shot in the neck, his wife, Isabelle Risacher, told France's Europe 1 radio. Moogalian remains hospitalized in stable condition and will receive the Legion of Honor later.
  • French President Hollande presents three Americans and a British grandfather.... highest honour

    08/24/2015 9:58:58 AM PDT · by traumer · 14 replies
    Three Americans and a British grandfather who prevented 'carnage' by tackling the French train terrorist have been awarded France's highest honour for bravery. U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, their friend Anthony Sadler and Briton Chris Norman were presented with the Legion d'Honneur at the Elysee Palace in Paris. French President Francois Hollande, who pinned on their medals, praised the men for taking action in the face of terrorism. The ceremony was held as the first heroic passenger who wrestled a machine gun from the terrorist was today revealed to be an American professor.
  • American train-attack heroes tell how they foiled gunman...after he sliced off one of their thumbs

    08/24/2015 8:14:43 AM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 August 2015 | Nick Fagge
    A heroic US airman told tonight for the first time how he and his childhood friends brought down a gunman intent on massacring the passengers of the Amsterdam to Paris express train. Spencer Stone revealed how he woke from a deep sleep to see a man holding an assault rifle and that it 'looked like it was jammed and it wasn't working'. Speaking for the first time about his crucial role in thwarting the terrorist attack in northern France in Friday he said the trio decided they had to 'do something or die'.
  • The men who stopped a massacre: Inside the Paris-bound train with a gunman on board [details]

    08/24/2015 7:37:11 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 13 replies
    National Post [Canada] / NY Times ^ | August 23, 2015 | Staff
    ...Skarlatos, a specialist in the National Guard, looked up and saw the gunman. Skarlatos, who was returning from a deployment in Afghanistan, looked over at the powerfully built Stone, a martial arts enthusiast. “Let’s go, go!” he shouted.... There was no mistaking the man’s determination, Stone said. “He seemed like he was ready to fight to the end, and so were we,” he told reporters. With Skarlatos close behind, Stone grabbed the gunman’s neck, stunning him. But the gunman fought back furiously, slashing with his blade, slicing Stone in the neck and hand and nearly severing his thumb. Stone did...
  • Video: Three Americans awarded Legion of Honor by French president

    08/24/2015 7:13:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/24/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Three Americans received France’s highest honor from its President this morning after risking their lives to stop a terror attack on a train before it could get in motion. The three quick-thinking Americans, joined by a British businessman who helped in rendering the terrorist immobile, received high praise from Francois Hollande. “We are giving you the highest distinction of the country to show you how much we appreciate what you did,” declared François Hollande:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Three Americans who helped thwart an attack by an AK-47-toting gunman on a high-speed train received France’s highest honor on...
  • FRANCE TRAIN JIHADI "DUMBFOUNDED" TO BE ACCUSED OF TERRORISM

    08/24/2015 4:00:39 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | August 24, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    It is a recurring and increasingly ridiculous feature of jihad terror coverage: every time a Muslim screaming “Allahu akbar” plants a bomb or opens fire on a crowd of infidels, mainstream media coverage notes that “the attacker’s motive is not known.” But now Ayoub el-Khazzani, the Muslim gunman who was overpowered by three Americans, including two Marines, on a Paris-bound train last Friday, has gone the media one better by professing to be “dumbfounded” at being accused of terrorism. But the media, not unexpectedly, is happily going along, spreading the fog of disinformation that envelops the West’s response to the...
  • A Word To the vineyards and its leaders [Charismatic Caucus}

    08/23/2015 12:45:41 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles | Jedediah, Holy Spirit
    You are my tabernacles when you receive the Voice of your Shepherd but this I have against you, Your own fear to allow My Voice to speak openly in My Very Tabernacle you abide in ?! This is not an admonishment but a command , to allow My Voice according to My Word. So do not despise The Voice of My Spirit speaking through the vessels of My Choice for I have sent them and they are of My Kingdom for My Glory TO The Vineyards in My Field of Harvest ! Listen ,write,obey according to My Spirit for My...
  • Full Press Conference: American heroes discuss how they foiled train attack in France

    08/23/2015 1:21:19 PM PDT · by ponygirl · 35 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 23, 2015 | First News
    Full press conference at US embassy in Paris with three Americans involved in train attack. VIDEO AT LINK
  • Americans Who Stopped Train Attack to Speak in Paris

    08/23/2015 8:43:50 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 44 replies
    ABC news ^ | 23 Aug 2015 | DAVID CHIU and EMILY SHAPIRO
    Three Americans who helped take down an alleged gunman aboard a train bound for Paris will speak today from the home of the U.S. ambassador to France. Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos, and Anthony Sadler will speak to the media a day before being received by French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace.
  • What Terror? Train Gunman Wanted to Rob People, Lawyer Says

    08/23/2015 7:14:55 AM PDT · by PROCON · 102 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 23, 2015 | AP
    PARIS — The gunman who was disarmed by passengers on a train in France two days ago looked weak and malnourished and said he had only meant to rob people, a lawyer who interviewed him after the attack said on Sunday. "(I saw) somebody who was very sick, somebody very weakened physically, as if he suffered from malnutrition, very, very thin and very haggard," the lawyer, Sophie David, told BFMTV.
  • Brother of U.S. serviceman who helped thwart gunman on train says passengers 'lucky'

    08/23/2015 1:29:31 AM PDT · by ponygirl · 18 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 22, 2015 | Zahira Torres
    <p>Solon Skarlatos almost didn’t answer the phone when it rang Friday morning. It was from an unknown number in Europe. When he picked up, it was his brother Alek Skarlatos, who said he and his childhood friends had stopped a terrorist on a train headed to Paris.</p>
  • Refugees tear through police lines at Macedonian border

    08/22/2015 9:44:08 PM PDT · by Mariner · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 22, 2105 | By Fatos Bytyci
    GEVGELIJA, Macedonia (Reuters) - Thousands of migrants stormed across Macedonia's border on Saturday, overwhelming security forces who threw stun grenades and lashed out with batons before apparently abandoning a bid to stem their flow through the Balkans to western Europe. Some had spent days in the open with little or no food or water after Macedonia on Thursday declared a state of emergency and sealed its borders to migrants, many of them refugees from war in Syria and other conflicts in the Middle East. But by nightfall on Saturday, thousands had crossed the frontier, milling around the border town of...
  • 'Give me back my gun,' train attacker pleads with Americans

    08/22/2015 6:10:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    Paris (AFP) - A gunman tackled by young Americans on a train between Amsterdam and Paris pleaded with them to hand back his Kalashnikov after they overpowered him, one of the group said. "Everything happened very fast," Anthony Sadler, a student travelling with friends Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone, both members of the US military, told France's BFMTV. "I didn't realise what was happening until I saw a guard run past. I looked back and saw a guy enter with a Kalashnikov. My friends and I got down and then I said 'Let's get him'," said Skarlatos, a 22-year-old member...
  • France train attack: Americans hailed as heroes, gunman 'had ties to Isil'

    08/22/2015 5:11:57 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 34 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 22 Aug 2015 | Isabelle Fraser,
    Attacker armed with Kalashnikov shouted "give me back my gun" as he was foiled by three Americans, including two off-duty servicemen - follow live updates
  • Spencer Lets Go

    08/22/2015 2:29:43 PM PDT · by dangerdoc · 23 replies
    vanity ^ | 22 Aug 2015 | dangerdoc
    So what do you get when an airman and weekend warrior go on vacation? Spencer lets go. I am so proud of these two service members I could burst. These aren't special ops guys, they are your neighbor's son or the buddy that can't make the game this weekend because he has guard duty. They are the day to day Americans that the media never notices. Spencer lets go, is a picture of what normal American citizens can do if they choose to take responsibility for the world around them, even when that world has suddenly turned very dark and...
  • BREAKING=> Video Released of French Train Terrorist Hogtied by US Servicemen

    08/22/2015 1:07:35 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 69 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug 22nd, 2015 9:00 am | Jim Hoft
    Video was released of the Moroccan gunman immediately after the terrorist attack on a high-speed train from Brussels to Paris. The terrorist is laying on the floor hog-tied by US servicemen. ** They beat him unconscious before they tied him up. Spencer Stone, of the U.S. Air Force, was traveling with Oregon National Guard member Alek Skarlatos, 22, (right) who was on leave after a tour of Afghanistan, when he heard the gunman load his weapon in the toilet. Skarlatos shouted ‘Spencer, go!’ and they charged him down. (Daily Mail) The train staff locked themselves into a staffroom during the...
  • Student Who Foiled Train Shooting: 'We Stopped a Terrorist'

    08/22/2015 1:20:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Saturday, Aug 22, 2015 | Robert Kovacik and Jason Kandel
    <p>A student from Northern California was among several train passengers who helped overpower a machine gun-toting attacker who wounded three people on a high-speed train in Europe Friday, authorities said.</p> <p>Anthony Sadler Jr., a student from Rancho Cordova, California, was on the train before the attack, which French government officials said could have taken many lives if not for the bravery of Sadler and two of his friends.</p>
  • The Latest: French official confirms ID of train attacker

    08/22/2015 12:47:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 22, 2015 3:06 PM EDT
    A French official close to the investigation says police have positively identified the train gunman as 26-year-old Moroccan Ayoub El-Khazzani. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said earlier Saturday that Spanish authorities had alerted French intelligence to him in February 2014 because he “belonged to the radical Islamist movement,” and the French put him on a security watch list. El-Khazzani was identified through his fingerprints, according to the official, who insisted on not being identified by name because of the ongoing probe. …
  • Former Boxing Champion Roy Jones Jr. Asks Vladimir Putin for Russian Citizenship

    08/22/2015 11:43:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 20, 2015 | Jared M. Feldschreiber
    American boxer Roy Jones asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to give him Russian citizenship during a meeting in Sevastopol, Wednesday. Snapshot photo by RuptlyTV SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Former heavyweight world boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. met with President Vladimir Putin Wednesday for a brief meeting in Sevastopol, Crimea, and asked the Kremlin leader for Russian citizenship. The 46-year-old boxer and rapper arrived to be a special guest in the boxing show The Battle of Mount Gasfort that will take place this weekend, Russia Today reported. Jones underscored it would be easier to do business in Russia if...
  • Oregon soldier takes down gunman on French train

    08/22/2015 7:57:41 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 41 replies
    KGW ^ | August 21, 2015 | John Tierney & Travis Worsowicz
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- A National Guard soldier from Roseburg was among two American service members who took down a gunman who opened fire on a French train Friday. Alek Skarlatos of Roseburg was riding the train during a European vacation when a young man armed with a Kalashnikov rifle and a box cutter opened fire. Skarlatos and his traveling companion –Spencer Stone, who is in the Air Force – heard the gunshots from an adjacent car, according to his father Emanuel Skarlatos. “Of course they knew exactly what it was, being in the military,” Emanuel said.
  • Spencer Stone has succesful surgery [One of the heroes on the Amsterdam-Paris train]

    08/22/2015 9:46:30 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 38 replies
    Le Figaro ^ | 22 August 2015
    [Translated from LIVE THREAD on Le Figaro website] 14:24 The injured American soldier has surgery Between 10 o'clock and 12:30 Spencer Stone underwent a succesful operation on his hand. The surgery took plance at the Hand Clinic at Lesquin, a suburb south of Liile. The soldier is now recovering and will later be heard by the police. 15:38 Spencer Stone may leave the hospital by Saturday evening. Spencer Stone, one of the Americans who helped subdue the shooter on the Thalys train between Amsterdam-Paris on Friday should be able to leave the clinic where he underwnet a succesful surgical procedure...
  • Islamic Jihadi opens fire with AK-47. Terrorism not ruled out.

    08/22/2015 6:09:24 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 30 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-22-2015 | MOTUS
    It happened again: on a train filled with cheese eating surrender monkeys hurtling through the Belgian countryside towards Paris, the Americans came to the rescue: Crew on Paris-bound train barricaded themselves in their staffroom and locked the door as Kalashnikov-wielding terrorist went on the rampage – leaving PASSENGERS to take him down. And, as usual, the passengers were 3 Americans and a Brit. When an Islamic terrorist (Can I say that? The French called for caution before jumping to conclusions.) opened fire with an AK-47 (wait, you’re not allowed to have an assault rifle in France!) he was rushed and...
  • Unarmed hero US marine took bullet in..neck as he+colleague tackled euro-train gunman armed w/AK47

    08/21/2015 7:44:01 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 95 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 21 August 2015 | DARREN BOYLE
    A US Marine who foiled a terrorist attack on a French-bound train was shot in the neck while disarming the crazed gunman. The marine, one of two unarmed servicemen, spotted the 26-year-old Moroccan acting suspiciously and heard him trying to arm his weapon in the toilet of the high speed train between Amsterdam and Paris. The gunman got on the train in Brussels and attempted his attack soon after crossing the French border. The 26-year-old Moroccan national, who was known to security services, came out of the toilet brandishing the gun and opened fire. Fortunately, the Marines were nearby and...
  • French official: 2 Americans subdued train gunman

    08/21/2015 4:24:53 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 59 replies
    washington post ^ | August 21 at 6:32 PM | Greg Keller
    PARIS — A gunman opened fire on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris Friday, wounding two people before being subdued by two American passengers, officials said. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, speaking in Arras in northern France where the suspected was detained, said one of the Americans was hospitalized with serious wounds. Their names were not immediately released. Philippe Lorthiois, an official with the Alliance police union, said on i-Tele that the two Americans were soldiers. In Washington, the Pentagon said it “can only confirm that one U.S. military member was injured in the incident. The injury is...
  • French official: 2 Americans subdued train gunman

    08/21/2015 2:41:26 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 3 replies
    Washinton Post ^ | 20 Aug 2015
    PARIS — A gunman opened fire with an automatic weapon on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris Friday, wounding three people before being subdued by two American passengers, officials said. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, speaking in Arras in northern France where the suspected was detained, said one of the Americans was hospitalized with serious wounds. Their names were not immediately released. Politics Opinions Sports Local National World Business Tech Lifestyle Entertainment Video Real Estate Photography Live Chats Marketplaces WP BrandConnect Partners washingtonpost.com © 1996-2015 The Washington Post Terms of Service Privacy Policy Submissions and Discussion Policy RSS...
  • Senators: Obama administration hiding secret Iran deal letters

    08/19/2015 8:07:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/19/15 | Adam Kredo
    Two leading U.S. senators are calling on the Obama administration to release secret letters to foreign governments assuring them that they will not be legally penalized for doing business with the Iranian government, according to a copy of a letter sent Wednesday to the State Department and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Sens. Mark Kirk (R., Ill.) and Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) disclosed in the letter to the State Department that U.S. lawmakers have been shown copies of several letters sent by the Obama administration to the Chinese, German, French, and British governments assuring them that companies doing business
  • Unarmed US Marine 'in critical condition' after Kalashnikov-wielding suspected terrorist

    08/21/2015 1:20:41 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 104 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/21/15 | MIA DE GRAAF
    Unarmed US Marine 'in critical condition' after Kalashnikov-wielding suspected terrorist on board high-speed train between Amsterdam and Paris. An unarmed US Marine who ambushed a Kalashnikov-wielding gunman on a train between Amsterdam and Paris is in critical condition, according to French media reports. The serviceman, who has not been named, was one of two Americans who tackled the 26-year-old Moroccan national to the ground after hearing him load up a gun in the toilet. In the scuffle, one of the Marines was shot and another stabbed. France Info reports one is in a critical condition. Addressing reporters at the station...
  • BREAKING NEWS:Unarmed US Marines 'take down' gunman onboard a high-speed train (France)

    08/21/2015 12:44:58 PM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 104 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13:34 EST, 21 August 2015 | Darren Boyle
    A gunman opened fire on board a high speed train in northern France. Eyewitnesses said three U.S. Marines on the train disarmed the gunman. The man was armed with a deadly a Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle. Three people were wounded and the gunman is currently in police custody.
  • Gunman 'injures three after firing Kalashnikov' on Amsterdam-Paris train: latest

    08/21/2015 11:29:48 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 8/21/15 | James Rothwell
    A man has been arrested after firing a Kalashnikov rifle on board an Amsterdam-Paris train, according to French media. Le Parisien reports that a Briton and an American are "seriously" wounded. A third person, the French actor Jean-Hugues Anglade, was also wounded and is said to have raised the alarm. La Voix du Nord, a newspaper in the Calais region, said a man was arrested on suspicion of firing the weapon on a Thalys train near the northern town of Arras. Police say that have not ruled out terrorism as a possible motive and Bernard Cazeneuve, the French interior minister,...
  • Macedonian police fire tear gas to drive back migrants and refugees on border

    08/21/2015 3:11:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/21/15
    Riot police in Macedonia fired tear gas on Friday to disperse thousands of migrants and refugees trying to enter the Balkan country from Greece, a Reuters reporter on the border said. Several thousand people from the Middle East, Africa and Asia, many Syrian refugees, spent a cold night in no-man's land after Macedonia on Thursday declared a state of emergency and effectively sealed its southern frontier to migrants and refugees. Riot police behind barbed wire fired tear gas to drive back an angry crowd demanding passage into Macedonia and north to Hungary and the European Union's borderless Schengen zone. Greece...
  • Three injured in Shooting on Amsterdam-Paris Train (U.S. Marines take down shooter)

    08/21/2015 11:05:21 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 73 replies
    StraightsTimes ^ | 8-21-2015 | ST
    A gunman shot and wounded three people on a train travelling between Amsterdam and Paris before the assailant was overpowered by passengers, a spokesman for French state rail company SNCF said. The incident happened near Arras in northern France shortly after 4pm GMT
  • US troubled by Israeli Demolitions of Illegal Palestinian Homes [Zechariah 12]

    08/21/2015 10:56:40 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 18 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/21/2015 | TOVAH LAZAROFF
    The United States said Thursday it was concerned by the number of illegal Palestinian residential structures Israel demolished this month in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. “We are also very troubled by the recent escalation of demolitions and evictions, which include the destruction of dozens of structures and the displacement of over 150 people in the West Bank and east Jerusalem this month alone,” US State Department Spokesperson John Kirby said on Thursday. “Such demolitions and evictions are harmful and provocative and indicative of a damaging trend, particularly given settlement-related activity and continued construction in the West Bank and...
  • Russian ruble hits 75 to the euro as slide worsens

    08/21/2015 1:00:14 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 22 replies
    AFP ^ | 20 Aug 15 | Unknown
    Moscow (AFP) - Russia's battered ruble fell Thursday on the back of weaker oil prices to more than 75 to the euro for the first time in over six months, deepening its recent decline. The ruble also tumbled against the dollar to near 67.44, its weakest against the greenback since February. Russia's currency has fallen more than 20 percent against the dollar in the past two months, sparking fears of more instability after a period of relative recovery. Russia's economy has slumped into recession amid lower oil prices and Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.
  • BREAKING: Secret Obama Letters Found by 2 GOP Senators, Send Obama Admin Into Panic Mode

    08/20/2015 5:43:52 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 92 replies
    conservative tribune ^ | August 20th, 2015 | conservative tribune
    The presidential administration that vowed to be the most transparent since the baptism of Nkuwu Nzinga has once again demonstrated that such vows mean nothing to it. In addition to the secretive manner in which Secretary of State John Kerry conducted negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran over its nuclear program — in itself secretive — there was also the matter of secret “side deals” between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency. And now, additional side deals, this time between President Barack Obama and the leaders of foreign governments, have also come to light. Republican Sens. Marco Rubio...
  • SURPRISE: Here comes another Greek election ... [Greece's Prime Minister to Resign]

    08/20/2015 9:16:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/20/2015 | Myles Udland
    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is reportedly resigning, and Greece will hold snap elections on September 20. According to Reuters, which cites a Greek government official, Tsipras will hand in his resignation on Thursday. Reuters added that Greece was likely to hold snap elections on September 20, less than a year after Tsipras and Greece's left-wing Syriza party were voted into power in late January. Tsipras is set to make an address later on Thursday. The Greek newspaper Kathimerini had earlier reported that elections would most likely be announced on Thursday. This latest round of elections come as Syriza has...