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  • Elderly Hamburg lady describes life in Hamburg now amidst Migrants/refugees w/english subtitles

    02/08/2016 7:37:35 PM PST · by Katya · 8 replies
    Hamburg TV01 ^ | 02/06/2016
    On the street interview from Hamburg TV01 reposted with subtitles. The woman describes what life is now, what she has to contend with on a daily basis. She admits like so many other Germans having had a naive compassion towards the plight of the migrants/refugees. Towards the end of interview, some "foreign" young men try to interrupt and argue. All in all, the reporter allows her the time to speak her mind.Shocking they also allowed her to state she was going to vote for the AFD "Alternative for Germany" party in the upcoming election.
  • DoJ, DHS hacked; employee data exposed by “Free Palestine” hacktivists

    02/08/2016 12:44:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/08/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    The FBI’s jurisdiction and its digital presence have intersected in an embarrassing and highly damaging manner. Hackers penetrated networks at the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, gaining access to employee records at the FBI and other agencies. Hundreds of gigabytes worth of data have been stolen, the hackers claim, and they are using the hack as a protest for the #FreePalestine movement.Motherboard first reported on the hack, and corroborated at least some of the claims: A hacker, who wishes to remain anonymous, plans to dump the apparent names, job titles, email addresses and phone numbers...
  • German, French central bankers call for euro zone finance ministry

    02/08/2016 1:34:12 PM PST · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07 February 2016
    The euro zone needs to press ahead with structural reforms and closer integration, including an euro zone finance ministry, to deliver sustainable growth, the heads of the French and German central banks wrote in a German newspaper on Monday. In a guest article for the Sueddeutsche Zeitung entitled "Europe at a crossroads", they said the European Central Bank (ECB) was not in a position to create sustainable long-term growth for the 19-country single currency bloc. The ECB has undershot its 2-percent inflation target for three straight years and is unlikely to return to it to for years to come given...
  • In Tehran, Tsipras says he hopes Greece will be Iran-EU bridge

    02/08/2016 10:18:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | February 8, 2016, 3:49 pm | (Times of Israel Staff and Agencies)
    Greece aims to play the role of an economic force to strengthen ties between the European Union and Iran, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Sunday after he arrived in Tehran for an official visit. "Greece will become an energy, economic and trade bridge between Iran and European Union," Tsipras said, according to a translation by the Mega television channel. He further called Iran "a key player for stability and peace in the Middle East, and a significant economic partner." Tsipras's comments come after Iran's nuclear deal with world powers came into force, allowing the United States and the European...
  • Arab MKs suspended for visit with terrorists' families

    02/08/2016 11:11:38 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    inn ^ | 2/816 | Cynthia Blank
    The Knesset Ethics Committee ruled on Monday night to suspend three Arab Knesset members following a public uproar over their meeting with the families of terrorists who committed murderous attacks against Israelis. MKs Hanin Zoabi and Basel Ghattas were suspended for a period of four months, while MK Jamal Zahalka was suspended for two months. All three are members of the Joint List's Balad faction. The three Knesset members will be barred from attending the Knesset plenum until the end of the winter session, but will still be able to vote there and in committee meetings. In the meeting last...
  • Riot police separate hundreds of Kurds and Islamist supporters in Germany

    02/08/2016 11:05:35 AM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 28 replies
    DailyMail ^ | Feb 8, 2016 | Sarah Malm
    Ethnic Kurds clashed overnight with alleged members of a hardline Islamist movement in Hamburg last night, as ISIS clashes spread far from Syria. Police in the northern German city say 14 people were injured overnight in the violence involving hundreds of demonstrators before riot police were able to quell the disturbance. Police spokesman Karina Sadowsky said this morning that fighting began after hundreds of Kurds held a protest against the Islamic State group. SNIP Fighting broke out at about 11pm, prompting police to block all roads and try to drive vehicles between the two groups. After midnight police moved in...
  • Village faces investigation over anti-refugee Tiger tank (Steinkirchen bei Pfaffenhofen, Bavaria)

    02/08/2016 10:51:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 08 Feb 2016 08:24 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Authorities in upper Bavaria are investigating the appearance of a mock Nazi Tiger tank in a carnival parade that was marked with the words "asylum defense". Shocked carnival-goers at the Fasching celebration watched as the tank -- in reality a car with a cardboard structure built on top of it -- rolled through the town of Steinkirchen bei Pfaffenhofen. As well as the anti-refugee slogans, the fake tank also bore the Balkenkreuz symbol seen on Nazi armored vehicles. ...
  • EU 'will still accept Syrians after Turkey deal', says Merkel

    02/08/2016 10:28:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 08 Feb 2016 15:30 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Syrian refugees will still be able to travel to the European Union from Turkey following a deal for Ankara to shut its borders in exchange for EU cash, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday. The difference after the deal would be that arrivals in Europe would be "controlled, legal and organized by us," Merkel told a press conference after meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. The EU has agreed to pay Turkey 3 billion in exchange for tightening up security at its sea and land borders with Europe, where refugees cross into Greece or Bulgaria. Merkel added that any...
  • Facebook turns Tel Aviv into 'Al Mas'Udiya'

    02/07/2016 11:22:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    inn ^ | 2/7/16 | Ari Yashar
    Israelis who posted Facebook statuses in Tel Aviv during the weekend were surprised to find that according to Facebook, they were not in Tel Aviv - but rather in "Al Mas'Udiya." The name refers to a town abandoned by Arab residents during the 1948 War of Independence, when the surrounding Arab nations tried and failed to destroy the nascent modern Jewish state. The location of the village, which has not existed for around 68 years, currently would be between the streets of Ibn Gabirol and Arlozorov in Tel Aviv, right near Hameah Tower. Facebook took things even further by listing...
  • Gaza: Hamas-ISIS ties tighten

    02/07/2016 11:41:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 2/7/2016, 4:36 PM | Hillel Fendel
    Israel's intelligence community has found that the Hamas terrorist organization and Islamic State (ISIS) intensified their mutual cooperation in the year 2015 - so reports Middle East Newsline (MENL). According to the Israeli intelligence sources, the two terrorist movements share intelligence, weapons shipments, logistics and medical services. For instance, ISIS frequently works with Bedouin smugglers to facilitate shipments of missiles and weapons to the Hamas-ruled Gaza via Egypt's Sinai Desert. ISIS then takes 10-20% of the weapons ordered by Hamas. However, when the Egyptian offensive against the smuggling tunnel network hampers their joint efforts, ISIS sends raw materials, enabling Hamas...
  • Palestinian Scholar: The Jews Have a Criminal, Satanic Nature and Are the Enemies of Mankind

    02/07/2016 9:59:27 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 76 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 1/22/16 | Al-Majd TV (Saudi Arabia)
    In a January 22 Al-Majd TV interview, Palestinian scholar Samir Said talked about what he called the "criminal and Satanic nature" of the Jews and said that they were "the enemies of Mankind," who had "killed 70 prophets in a single day." Said is a member of the Jerusalem Committee of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS). Following are excerpts: Interviewer: Let's talk about the well-known history of Jewish crimes, since the days of the Israelites, and their crimes against the most noble people of those times – the prophets and messengers, against whom they committed grave crimes, including...
  • Anti-Islam groups rally across Europe

    02/07/2016 11:16:43 AM PST · by PROCON · 23 replies
    thelocal.de ^ | Feb. 6, 2016
    A march by Germany's anti-Islamic organisation Pegida drew thousands to the eastern city of Dresden on Saturday on a day that saw rallies across Europe in support of the movement.Pegida supporters took to the streets of a number of other European cities, including Prague and the northern French port of Calais, home to the infamous "Jungle" refugee camp for migrants seeking passage across the Channel to Britain. Pegida and fellow anti-Muslim groups called the rallies following last month's signing of an agreement to create a "Fortress Europe" coalition against a backdrop of Europe's worst refugee crisis since World War...
  • Exclusive: Iran wants euro payment for new and outstanding oil sales - source

    02/07/2016 9:36:26 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    rueters ^ | 02/05/2016 | Nidhi Verma
    Iran wants to recover tens of billions of dollars it is owed by India and other buyers of its oil in euros and is billing new crude sales in euros, too, looking to reduce its dependence on the U.S. dollar following last month's sanctions relief. A source at state-owned National Iranian Oil Co (NIOC) told Reuters that Iran will charge in euros for its recently signed oil contracts with firms including French oil and gas major Total, Spanish refiner Cepsa and Litasco, the trading arm of Russia's Lukoil. "In our invoices we mention a clause that buyers of our oil...
  • EU foreign affairs chief announces visit to Iran

    02/06/2016 9:18:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 6, 2016 9:58 AM EST
    European Union foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini says she is preparing to visit Iran following the implementation of a landmark nuclear deal between Tehran with world powers. Mogherini said Saturday there was no set date had been set, but that preparations with Tehran were well underway. She insisted all 28 EU nations were backing the opening with Iran. ...
  • Thousands Take Part in Anti-Islam Protests across Europe

    02/06/2016 5:13:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 02/06/2016
    DRESDEN, Germany (AP) -- Thousands of people are taking part in protests against Islam and immigration in several European cities. Police in Dresden say they expect about 15,000 protesters at a rally organized by the group Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West. Known by its German acronym PEGIDA, the group emerged in Dresden two years ago and has become a magnet for far-right and anti-immigrant sentiment. About 10,000 people are expected to take part in a counter-demonstration Saturday on the other side of the river Elbe, which divides the city.
  • Merkel Says EU Must Take in Refugees Directly From Turkey

    02/06/2016 4:06:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Bloomberg | February 6, 2016 — 5:28 AM EST | Patrick Donahue
    Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-06/merkel-says-eu-must-take-in-refugees-directly-from-turkey
  • EU demands Israel stop demolishing illegal Arab settlements

    02/06/2016 3:08:22 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/2/16
    The European Union on Saturday called on Israel to halt the demolition of illegal Palestinian buildings, some of which are EU-funded, and reiterated its opposition to building Jewish homes in Judea and Samaria. "In the past weeks there have been a number of developments in Area C of the West Bank, which risk undermining the viability of a future Palestinian state and driving the parties yet further apart," the EU diplomatic service said in a statement. It referred to Israel's decision on January 25 to declare 154 hectares (380 acres) of land near Jericho in Judea as state land, with...
  • 'Germany must take fewer refugees' - Catholic church

    02/06/2016 1:57:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 06 Feb 2016 16:18 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    The German Catholic Church called for a reduction in the influx of refugees arriving in Germany, saying the country cannot take in "all the world's needy," according to an interview published on Saturday. Germany has been struggling to cope with 1.1 million asylum seekers that arrived in 2015 and Berlin has not yet given an official estimate for how many it expects this year. "As a church, we say that we need a reduction in the number of refugees," Cardinal Reinhard Marx, chairman of the German Bishops' Conference, told the Passauer Neue Presse daily. ...
  • HUNDREDS of Protesters Carry “TRUMP IS RIGHT” Signs at First PEGIDA Rally in England

    02/06/2016 11:38:36 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 66 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 6,2016 | Jim Hoft
    HUNDREDS of Supporters took part in the first PEGIDA rally in Birmingham, England on Saturday. https://mobile.twitter.com/BreitbartLondon/status/696032870872326144/photo/1
  • Palestinians stepping up statehood bid, Israel’s UN envoy warns

    02/05/2016 8:52:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | February 4, 2016, 5:47 pm | Raphael Ahren
    Jerusalem is bracing for a series of Palestinian statehood initiatives in various international forums, including resolutions at the United Nations Security Council, Israel's ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said Thursday. "The Palestinians are increasing their involvement and activity in the international arena in a bid to internationalize the conflict," he told The Times of Israel. There are several initiatives calling for the creation of a Palestinian state circulating among UN diplomats, and while they recently received less exposure due to the world's focus on fighting the Islamic State terror group, these resolutions are anything but forgotten, he indicated. ...
  • German women have found the best protection against Muslim rape gangs...PIGS! [1 Timothy 6]

    02/06/2016 9:58:00 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 51 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 2/5/2016 | Shoebat Foundation
    By BI: Video has emerged from a subway train in Cologne showing a huge pig grunting at potential attackers. Dressed in its own bright pink cape, the portly pig is seen having a good sniff around the subway car…looking for potential threats. As you know, Muslims hate pigs, in any form...
  • Germany's Catholic Church calls for 'reduction' in refugees

    02/06/2016 9:55:05 AM PST · by vladimir998 · 5 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/6/15 | AFP
    The German Catholic Church called for a reduction in the influx of refugees arriving in Germany, saying the country cannot take in "all the world's needy," according to an interview published Saturday.
  • Yale Professor on Nazi Environmentalism: So Close, yet So Far

    02/06/2016 7:06:59 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/6/2016 | Mark Musser
    .....nature today is their primary guide rather than thought, most greens cannot tell the difference between science and Malthusian math. Herein lies the real problem facing the Western world today, as it has conjured up an imaginary crisis of its own making with regard to the global warming/climate change myth. Malthusian math construes environmental data that invariably leads to millenarian and/or apocalyptic concerns and dangerous anti-human political policies that are holistic and totalitarian by design, and thus fascist to the core.
  • US admiral: Russia's Submarine Activity In The North Atlantic Is At Cold War Levels, Why?

    02/05/2016 2:31:52 PM PST · by blam · 33 replies
    BI ^ | 2-5-2016 | Armin Rosen
    Armin Rosen Febuary 5, 2016Russia's submarine fleet is more active than it's been in decades in a strategically vital body of water — and US military planners can't seem to figure out why. US Navy Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone, also head of NATO's maritime command, told IHS Jane's that the US has seen "more activity from Russian submarines than we've seen since the days of the Cold War" in the North Atlantic. While Johnstone didn't specify which parts of the North Atlantic have seen this uptick, nearly the entirety of the area between North America, the Western European coastline, and...
  • German cruise giant cancels Turkey routes over ‘security concerns’

    02/05/2016 2:19:37 PM PST · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | 01 February 2016 | Ali Varlı
    Germany’s AIDA Cruises has adjusted its 2016 deployment in Europe, opting to pull the AIDAstella from the Eastern Mediterranean due to “ongoing security concerns” in Turkey. The 2013-built AIDAstella will now be re-deployed to the Western Mediterranean, taking over the routes of the AIDAaura and sailing from Palma de Mallorca in Spain, according to a written statement issued by the company on Jan. 29. It said the move came as a result of the large number of inquiries from guests concerned following the Jan. 12 bomb attack in Istanbul that killed 11 German tourists. The AIDAstella was originally scheduled on...
  • The Deadly Left Wing Media

    02/05/2016 10:56:15 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 16 replies
    Trumpet ^ | March/April 2004 | GERALD FLURRY
    The most trusted and powerful broadcasting organization in this world is the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). In the 1930s, it had a shameful history with Winston Churchill. Mr. Churchill was doing everything possible to warn and SAVE his country and the world from Adolf Hitler. Britain almost lost World War II. The world came dangerously close to being slaughtered and enslaved by Nazi Germany. A Churchill biographer, Henry Pelling, wrote that the BBC had kept him off the air on controversial questions in the 1930s. Those controversial questions included his strongest warnings about the dangers of Nazi Germany! The BBC...
  • 81% of Germans say refugee crisis 'out of control' under Merkel govt – poll

    02/05/2016 1:10:37 PM PST · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    RT ^ | 04 February 2016
    More than four in five Germans believe Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government isn’t controlling the refugee crisis, and welcome tougher measures to deal with it, a poll by ARD Deutschlandtrend has suggested. The vast majority of the country's citizens disagree with Merkel’s refugee policy, according to the poll conducted last weekend. Asked whether “the federal government has the refugee situation under control,” 81 percent of Germans answered “No,” with just 18 percent saying “Yes.”
  • German journalist-government tells media what it can/cannot report - Cologne sex attacks

    02/05/2016 1:07:01 PM PST · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 03 February 2015 | Corey Charlton
    A former news boss in Germany has claimed the country's media is told what to report on by Chancellor Angela Merkel's government. His admission comes as the country grapples with accusations media ignored hundreds of sex attacks committed by migrants during Cologne's New Year celebrations. Dr Wolfgang Herles, the former head of a public broadcaster Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), said journalists are instructed to write news reports that are to 'Ms Merkel's liking'. Dr Herles labelled the situation a 'scandal' during a radio panel discussion on media and freedom of the press, Breitbart reported. Asked if the media landscape had...
  • German intel gets over 100 tip-offs on ISIS militants among refugees

    02/05/2016 1:02:41 PM PST · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    RT ^ | 05 February 2016
    German security service BfV reportedly received more than 100 tip-offs that ISIS militants had infiltrated the country among refugees, according to a recent report. The news comes as massive nationwide anti-terror raids took place this week. The head of the German domestic intelligence service (BfV), Hans-Georg Maassen, told a gathering of politicians that the agency had received more than 100 warnings indicating there were Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants staying in Germany as refugees, newspaper Berliner Zeitung reported Friday, without citing its sources. However , some cases of “baseless defamation” were among those tip-offs, Maassen added, according to the...
  • Afghan migrants who attacked pensioners in train video denied asylum

    02/05/2016 1:00:31 PM PST · by Lorianne · 12 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 03 February 2015 | Imogen Calderwood, Flemming Emil Hansen
    EXCLUSIVE - Afghan migrants who attacked pensioners in THAT shocking train video were denied asylum after arriving four years ago... but Germany says it's 'too dangerous' to send them home ___ A gang of migrants who attacked two pensioners on a Munich subway train are Afghans who have been living in Germany for four years even though their asylum applications have been rejected, MailOnline can reveal. The men - aged 19, 20 and 23 - cannot be deported back to Afghanistan because it is deemed too dangerous. They may only be fined 200 euros for the attack. Shocking footage of...
  • Germans Make Refugees Feel at Home With Cooking and Sport

    02/05/2016 10:45:34 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 5 February 2016
    When asylum seeker Fouad Nour Aldin from Gaza arrived in Germany a year ago, he used to spend all day brooding inside his shelter -- until a scheme hooked him up with German buddies. The 41-year-old Palestinian, a former bus driver, is one of more than a million migrants who arrived in Germany last year. Like many others, he initially struggled to communicate, knew little about German life and had hardly any contact with locals. “We don’t have any plans and our days are long and boring and if you just sit there thinking you can get stressed,” he said....
  • Journalist 'groped' in front of live camera in Cologne

    02/05/2016 10:10:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 05 Feb 2016 16:23 GMT+01:00
    A Belgian journalist has said she was groped while on live television at the Cologne Karneval. "At first they were just making faces behind me. Then a hand landed on my breast. I was shocked," said RTBF journalist Esmeralda Labye, describing the incident that took place in the Alter Markt district of town. The chances of the two men being caught are high - the whole incident was caught on camera. Police are now investigating the case. A section of the video seen by The Local shows a man of European appearance making lewd gestures behind the reporter. The full...
  • German spy agency says ISIS sending fighters disguised as refugees

    02/05/2016 9:12:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | 02/05/2016
    Islamic State militants have slipped into Europe disguised as refugees, the head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency (BfV) said on Friday, a day after security forces thwarted a potential IS attack in Berlin. Hans-Georg Maassen said the terrorist attacks in Paris last November had shown that Islamic State was deliberately planting terrorists among the refugees flowing into Europe. "Then we have repeatedly seen that terrorists ... have slipped in camouflaged or disguised as refugees. This is a fact that the security agencies are facing," Maassen told ZDF television. "We are trying to recognize and identify whether there are still more...
  • White Flight: German Families Abandoning ‘Diverse’ Schools

    02/05/2016 6:36:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 5, 2016 | Chris Tomlinson
    Families in Germany are switching their children’s schools fearing that large amounts of migrants will ruin their child’s chance at a good education. According to a detailed report in Sueddeutsche, more and more German families are switching their child’s schooling because of the presence of more and more migrant children who often disrupt class and bully native Germans.
  • Female reporter is sexually assaulted live on camera during Cologne festival as she reports [tr]

    02/05/2016 5:44:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 5, 2016 | Tom Wyke
    A Belgian journalist has spoken about the horrific moment she was sexually assaulted by a man live on television. Radio Télévision Belge de la Communauté Française (RTBF) journalist Esmeralda Labye was reporting from the Cologne carnival when a man grabbed her breast. 'At first they were just making faces behind me. Then a hand landed on my breast. I was shocked,' she said, according to The Local.
  • EU representative in Israel caught smuggling gold, drugs

    02/04/2016 4:53:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    INN ^ | 2/4/2016, 4:38 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    A very unusual case of smuggling took place on Thursday, as huge quantities of gold, steroids and smart phones were found in the car of a European Union (EU) representative in Israel, as he drove into the country from Jordan. Dozens of kilograms of gold, hundreds of smartphones and a full package of steroid drugs were discovered by customs inspectors in the car as it tried to pass through the Allenby Border Crossing from Jordan, reports Channel 2. The EU diplomat was detained and later released, and his driver - an Arab resident of the northern Atarot neighborhood of Jerusalem...
  • Ultra Large container carrier CSCL Indian Ocean grounded in Elbe river

    02/04/2016 1:30:01 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 13 replies
    Maritime News ^ | 04/02/2016 | Svilen Petrov
    The ultra large container ship CSCL Indian Ocean grounded in Elbe river near Grunendeich. The ship was en route from Felixtowe to Hamburg at low water, while having draft of 11.50 m. The vessel got black out, losing propulsion power, which caused hitting a mud shallow and hardly grouding. The traffic on Elbe river is hampered, as large part of the shipping channel is closed by the container carrier. At the scene of the accident were dispatched 7 tugs, which should tow the ultra large container ship CSCL Indian Ocean to safe depth at high tide. The local authorities described...
  • MPs call for immediate halt of UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia

    02/04/2016 11:45:27 AM PST · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 03 February 2016 | Patrick Wintour
    Kingdom’s military campaign in Yemen also prompts all-party group to urge government to back international inquiry ___ An all-party group of MPs has called for an immediate suspension of UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia and an international independent inquiry into the kingdom’s military campaign in Yemen. The call from the international development select committee follows evidence from aid agencies to MPs warning that Saudi Arabia was involved in indiscriminate bombing of its neighbour
  • Drone footage reveals devastation of Homs in Syria as Europe's stance towards refugees toughens

    02/04/2016 11:42:23 AM PST · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    Source material cannot be posted to FR | 04 February 2016 | Charlie Atkin
    video surveillance
  • Putin ignores Kerry plea, instead deploys Top Gun fighter jet to join Syria battle

    02/04/2016 12:03:57 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 4,2016 | By Lucas Tomlinson, Jennifer Griffin
    Russia seemingly has ignored Secretary of State John Kerry’s appeals to stop bombing civilians and allow critical humanitarian aid to starving Syrians – and is instead escalating its military involvement, deploying four of its most capable fighter jets to Syria, two defense officials confirmed to Fox News. The decision to send the Su-35S jets poses yet another hurdle for Kerry’s efforts to proceed with peace talks. The Su-35S is Russia’s most advanced warplane, capable of air-to-air and air-to-ground missions, one official familiar with the jet said. Already, continued Russian airstrikes against Syrian opposition fighters, some backed by the CIA, were...
  • Closing In: Russia, Iran, Assad "Encircle" Syria's Largest City As Peace Talks Collapse In Geneva

    02/04/2016 10:06:01 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 2/4/16 | tyler durden
    Back in October, we previewed the “promised” battle for Aleppo, Syria’s largest city prior to the war. By the time Russia began constructing an air base at Latakia, the city - which is immensely important both from a strategic and psychological perspective - was controlled by a hodgepodge of rebels and militants including al-Qaeda, the Free Syrian Army, and ISIS. As we noted four months ago, if Russia and Hezbollah manage to recapture the city, it would effectively restore the Assad government in Syria even if the east of the country is still controlled by Islamic State. In many ways,...
  • German Journalists Under Orders to Report 'To Ms. Merkel's Liking' [Merkel's Taqiyya]

    02/04/2016 11:05:06 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 31 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 2/3/2016 | Trey Sanchez
    It is coming to light that the German government is directing journalists on what to report, and more so, what not to report, especially in light of the refugee crisis that has brought with it murder and sexual assasult. A former bureau chief of Germany's national public service broadcast said the news is to be reported to Chancellor Angela Merkel's "liking," according to Breitbart. Dr. Wolfgang Herles is the former chief at Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen and recently stated on Berlin radio that the freedom of the press in Germany is at best a "scandal" and described the closeness of the...
  • Arrested Islamists may have been targeting Berlin: police

    02/04/2016 10:01:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 04 Feb 2016 14:40 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Prosecutors have said that Islamists arrested in Berlin and western Germany on Thursday may have been planning an attack on the capital. [...] There are conflicting reports in the media about what the exact target of the attack was, with tabloid Bild citing investigators who say it was Alexanderplatz, the iconic center of the former east of the capital. Berlin daily Tagesspiegel meanwhile, says popular tourist spot Checkpoint Charlie - once the most famous crossing in the Berlin Wall - was to be hit, citing security sources. [...] Security sources told DPA the group's ringleader was a 35-year-old Algerian arrested...
  • THE SINS OF THEIR FATHERS Tanya Gold talks to the descendants of Nazis who have embraced Judaism

    12/18/2009 5:23:53 PM PST · by sinanju · 14 replies · 881+ views
    Guardian.co.uk ^ | Wednesday, 6 August 2008 | Tanya Gold
    Today, he believes Germany is doomed. "People there don't get married, and if they do they have one child," he says. "But the Turks and the other foreigners have many children. So it is a question of time that Germany will no longer be German." Why does he think this has happened? "I think it is a punishment for the Holocaust," he says, matter-of-factly. "Germany will leave the stage of history, no doubt about it." But the Jews, by contrast, will never die. This is a neat irony of history that he loves. "All the great cultures have left the...
  • 10,000 Migrants to be Housed in Berlin’s Luxury Hotels While Local Homeless Go Without Shelter

    02/03/2016 7:34:38 PM PST · by bkopto · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb 3, 2016 | Chris Tomlinson
    The Berlin Senate has announced an audacious, and some would say totally inappropriate plan to house 10,000 migrants in mid level to luxury hotels in the city with a total price tag of at least 600 million euros. The senate has requested a contract with Grand City Hotels to lease out 22 hotels to house migrants in the city. According to German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine the senate entered negotiations with London-based Hampton Holding, the owners of the popular Holiday Inn and Wyndam hotels in Berlin. SNIP There has been outrage across social media platforms in Germany and elsewhere on the...
  • Town Hall Meeting Erupts After German Mayor Says Schoolgirls Should "Not Provoke" Refugees

    02/03/2016 2:39:30 PM PST · by amorphous · 37 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3 Feb 2016 | Tyler Durden
    As Europe struggles to cope with a migrant crisis that's already the worst refugee catastrophe since World War II and which threatens to spiral even further out of control once the weather turns in the spring, officials have offered a variety of possible "solutions" to the various refugee-related "problems" that have cropped up. Some are better than others. One idea that didn't go over too well was a suggestion by Cologne mayor Henriette Reker, who last month said it was German women's responsibility to keep would-be assailants at arms length and to adopt an appropriate "code of conduct." That, some...
  • Ted Cruz mega-donor is a gay, pro-pot, PayPal-founding billionaire (7/3/12)

    02/03/2016 11:16:06 AM PST · by drewh · 80 replies
    Tea Party-backed Senate candidate Ted Cruz points with pride to the army of small conservative donors supporting him. But his largest longtime contributor is a gay billionaire who supports same-sex marriage and marijuana legalization, campaign finance filings show. Peter Thiel, a German-born hedge fund manager and founder of the online payment system PayPal, gave Cruz $251,000 in 2009 for his aborted run for attorney general. The money represented 19 percent of the total raised for that campaign, which Cruz ended after Attorney General Greg Abbott decided to run for re-election. Thiel’s political and financial support for gay rights and legal...
  • Afghan migrants who attacked pensioners in THAT shocking train video were denied asylum after [tr]

    02/03/2016 6:15:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 3, 2016 | Imogen Calderwood and Flemming Emil Hansen
    A gang of migrants who attacked two pensioners on a Munich subway train are Afghans who have been living in Germany for four years even though their asylum applications have been rejected, MailOnline can reveal. The men - aged 19, 20 and 23 - cannot be deported back to Afghanistan because it is deemed too dangerous. They may only be fined 200 euros for the attack. Shocking footage of the assault this week showed the three men roughly seizing one elderly man by the arms, pinning him against the rail and shouting abuse at him.
  • Stop refugees or we'll stop aid, Germany tells Afghans

    02/03/2016 12:17:59 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies
    thelocal.de ^ | 02 Feb 2016 | The Local
    ...Promising to step up deportations of Afghans from Germany, de Maizière mentioned using current flight routes between the countries and hiring charter planes. “All these are possibilities and we will begin with them,” he said. ... Over the last 12 months Afghans have made up the second largest group of asylum seekers arriving in Germany after Syrians. The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) registered 150,000 Afghan refugees in 2015, a staggering rise on the 9,700 Afghans who applied for asylum in 2014.
  • Obama’s Warnings About Anti-Semitism Ring Hollow

    02/02/2016 5:17:11 PM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Leadership: President Obama staged a political show for a Jewish audience Wednesday, loudly warning of the new atmosphere of anti-Semitism in Europe and the U.S. It's a hollow statement, given his weak record on a rapidly metastasizing problem. "Here, tonight, we must confront the reality that around the world, anti-Semitism is on the rise. We cannot deny it," the president told his listeners at the Israeli embassy on Wednesday night. Citing the flight of Jews from Western Europe, as well attacks on Jews in India and Kansas, he got his lines right in concluding, "When we see that, we must...