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  • Turkish Cypriots dream of Europe (Turkey,Cyprus and the Truth)

    12/08/2002 6:34:50 PM PST · by pkpjamestown · 11 replies · 11+ views
    Le Monde ^ | September 1998 | NIELS KADRITZKE
    "The reason for the intervention was that Greece cannot be allowed to te this part of the Mediterranean": this is how Ankara explains its response to the 1974 Cyprus coup in which Archbishop Makarios was overthrown (1). The strategic issue came well before any concern for the fate of the Turkish Cypriots, as they soon realised. "Until 1974, we were needed. Once the Turkish intervention was over, we had served our purpose", wrote Turkish Cypriot politician zker zgur six months ago (2). Mr zgur is well placed to testify to the powerlessness of native Cypriots in the face of the...
  • Irish M.P. Sean Power Explains Cyprus Realities In Irish Parliament

    09/12/2002 5:18:21 PM PDT · by Mortimer Snavely · 5 replies · 189+ views e-mail list | Sean Power
    "As I have little time at my disposal, I will use that time to deal with enlargement, in particular the application of Cyprus. I had the honour of visiting northern Cyprus during the summer with two of my colleagues from the House. To my surprise the ambassador chose to object in the strongest manner on my return. It was not my first visit and it was obvious to me that on the island there exists two democracies and two sovereign states representing their distinct peoples. Turkey has never expressed a wish to make Cyprus a Turkish island or an annex...
  • Attempted Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in Cyprus

    11/26/2001 10:55:04 AM PST · by Turk2 · 8 replies · 941+ views
    ATAA ^ | Michael Stephen
    Attempted Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in Cyprus	 By Michael Stephen, former British Parliamentarian (1992-97) The assertion by Mr. Christides (May 10, 1999) that there was no ethnic cleansing or attempted genocide of Turkish Cypriots by Greek Cypriots is ridiculous. Until influential Greek Cypriots come to terms with the appalling behavior of their community toward the smaller Turkish Cypriot community and stop trying to persuade themselves and the world that each side was as much to blame as the other, there will be no reconciliation in Cyprus. What did George Ball and Sir Alec Douglas say about the intentions of ...
  • How One Religious Organization Is Helping Syrian Refugees as They Arrive in Europe

    11/24/2015 8:25:44 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 23, 2015 | Melissa Quinn
    As the United States debates how to properly vet 10,000 Syrian refugees expected to resettle here, employees with Samaritan’s Purse are stationed on the frontlines in Greece, working to be a “face of compassion” for refugees fleeing war and terror. Ken Isaacs, vice president of programs and government relations for Samaritan’s Purse, spent a week in Greece, where the Christian organization has deployed employees and contractors to the region to assist scores of refugees flowing into the country, with hopes of continuing deeper into Europe. There, the group’s workers meet refugees arriving by rubber rafts on Greek islands and provide...
  • Roman statue remains found in submerged city

    10/08/2008 3:21:47 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies · 482+ views ^ | October 2, 2008 | correspondents in Athens
    Archaeologists in Greece have found Roman remains in a submerged ancient port on the Cycladic island of Kythnos, the Greek culture ministry said today. The archaeologists found the bearded head of a man and the torso of a warrior wearing a Roman-era breastplate at a depth of 2.5 metres underwater in the island bay of Mandraki last month. It is unclear whether the fragments were part of the same statue. They had apparently been used as building materials in a wall running along the harbour, the ministry said. The age of the fragments has not been certified. The Romans became...
  • Three more Syrian men with fake Greek passports arrested on Caribbean island

    11/21/2015 7:09:40 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Daily Mail, ^ | 21 November 2015 | Martin Gould
    Three more Syrian men with fake Greek passports arrested on Caribbean island as the extraordinary lengths five others went to in a bid to enter US amid ISIS fears is revealed. [ Full title ] Earlier this week, five Syrians were arrested in Honduras with forged Greek passports . ... Three Syrians apparently attempting to sneak into the United States by traveling with fake Greek passports have been arrested on the Caribbean island of St Maarten.. ... the investigation is continuing to determine their identities and how they obtained the fake documents. They arrived on the island on an Insel...
  • Terrorism links trigger greater scrutiny for Greece

    11/22/2015 2:09:34 PM PST · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    Ekathimerini ^ | November 2015
    Greece is under growing pressure to monitor its borders and properly register the thousands of refugees and migrants who arrive each week after it emerged that at least two of the Paris suicide bombers passed through the country on their way to France. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the European Commission would present plans to introduce “obligatory checks at all external borders for all travelers,” including EU citizens, by the year’s end. Previously, only non-EU nationals had their details checked against a database for terrorism and crime when they enter the Schengen area. Earlier, Cazeneuve revealed that a second...
  • Israeli premier accuses German department store of boycott

    11/22/2015 6:40:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 22, 2015 7:47 AM EST
    Israel's prime minister is accusing a German department store of a "boycott" after it removed products made in Israeli settlements under new European Union labeling guidelines. Benjamin Netanyahu noted Sunday that Berlin's KaDeWe department store was once owned by Jews before the Nazis seized it. He says its decision to label products from Israeli communities and remove them from its shelves is "a boycott in every respect." ...
  • Greek PM Tsipras holds warm talks with Turkey's left-wing opposition

    11/21/2015 11:34:13 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 1 replies
    Journal of Turkish Weekly ^ | November 20, 2015 | Hurriyet Daily News
    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras held cordial talks with the leaders of Turkey's Republican People's Party (CHP) and Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), both left-wing opposition parties, as he visited the Turkish capital for a meeting with Prime MinisterAhmet Davutoglu on Nov. 18. Tsipras and CHP leader Kemal Kelecdaroglu agreed to make joint efforts to turn both the Aegean and the Mediterranean into "seas of peace," sources said. Delegations from the two parties will gather to draft a roadmap to this aim when a delegation from Tsipras' Syriza party visits Turkey next week. Tsipras and the CHP leader met late on...
  • Pollen Study Points to Drought as Culprit in Bronze Age Mystery (Global Warming in Ancient Times)

    10/26/2013 6:42:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/24/2013 | ISABEL KERSHNER
    More than 3,200 years ago, life was abuzz in and around what is now this modern-day Israeli metropolis on the shimmering Mediterranean shore. To the north lay the mighty Hittite empire; to the south, Egypt was thriving under the reign of the great Pharaoh Ramses II. Cyprus was a copper emporium. Greece basked in the opulence of its elite Mycenaean culture, and Ugarit was a bustling port city on the Syrian coast. In the land of Canaan, city states like Hazor and Megiddo flourished under Egyptian hegemony. Vibrant trade along the coast of the eastern Mediterranean connected it all. Yet...
  • Arctic melt releasing ancient methane

    05/20/2012 10:31:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/20/12 | Richard Black
    Scientists have identified thousands of sites in the Arctic where methane that has been stored for many millennia is bubbling into the atmosphere. The methane has been trapped by ice, but is able to escape as the ice melts. Writing in the journal Nature Geoscience, the researchers say this ancient gas could have a significant impact on climate change. Methane is the second most important greenhouse gas after CO2 and levels are rising after a few years of stability. There are many sources of the gas around the world, some natural and some man-made, such as landfill waste disposal sites...
  • UNDERCOVER: Syrians in Greece Using Fake Passports to get to Europe and US

    11/19/2015 8:19:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/19/15 | Project Veritas
    Published on Nov 19, 2015 Three Syrian refugees in Greece are caught on hidden camera talking about using fake passports to get to Europe and the US. They talk about using the same route as one of the terrorists who perpetrated the attack in Paris last week. When asked how to obtain a fake passport one of the Syrian refugees responded: "You need a person who the made the fake passport. And you need to pay for it. Maybe about three thousand Euro. ($3,189).” He also added that that is how a lot of Syrians come to the US and...
  • Anonymous Says ISIS Plans Attacks Against 'Paris And The World' Sunday

    11/21/2015 1:34:14 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 43 replies
    International business times ^ | November 21 2015 8:32 AM EST | By David Gilbert @daithaigilbert
    UPDATE: 3:05 p.m. EST -- The FBI Saturday said in a statement it is aware of an alleged threat by the Islamic State group to stage an attack on a WWE event scheduled for Atlanta Sunday evening. However, FBI Special Agent in Charge J. Britt Johnson of the Atlanta office said the bureau did not have "specific or credible information of an attack." The FBI is aware of reports of an alleged threat that includes an Atlanta, Georgia, venue and event. ... We have ... made the proper notifications as we continue to work closely with our law-enforcement and private-sector...
  • 'Nearly impossible' to find jihadists among migrants, Greeks warn

    11/21/2015 8:52:15 AM PST · by GonzoII · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8 hours ago | Odile Duperry, Catherine Boitard
    Lesbos (Greece) (AFP) - As the hunt for jihadists widens after last week's Paris attacks, authorities in Greece warn it was virtually impossible to pick out dangerous extremists among arriving migrants, without prior intelligence. "If they are not already registered in the database, it's nearly impossible," says Dimitris Amountzias, police captain in charge of Moria, Greece's main registration camp on the island of Lesbos.
  • Honduras arrests five Syrians headed to US with stolen passports

    11/18/2015 6:42:09 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies ^ | 11/18/2015 | Noe Leiva
    Tegucigalpa (AFP) - Honduran authorities have arrested five Syrians intending to make it to the United States with stolen Greek passports, triggering alarm Wednesday in the wake of the Paris attacks launched by Syria-linked jihadists. The Syrians were arrested on Tuesday as they flew into Toncontin airport serving the Honduran capital and failed to make it past airport security checks, a police spokesman, Anibal Baca, told reporters. "Five Syrian citizens have been detained and will be taken to our offices to be investigated because it is suspected they are carrying false documents, passports stolen in Greece," Baca said. They had...
  • BREAKING: Honduras Arrests 5 Syrians W/ Fake Greek Passports Heading To U.S.A.

    11/18/2015 1:00:11 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 41 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | Nov.18, 2015 | Sundance
    Original title too long - BREAKING: Honduras Arrests Five Syrians With Fake Greek Passports Heading To U.S.A. – Three More Arrested In St. Maarten Two separate incidents with common attributes. Two independent groups of Syrian males traveling on fake Greek passports trying to gain entry into the U.S. The first group of three was identified/captured in Saint Maarten after a flight from Haiti. The second group of five were identified/captured in Honduras. Group #2 – Honduran authorities have detained five Syrian nationals who were trying to reach the United States using stolen Greek passports, but there are no signs of...
  • VIDEO: Turkish fans boo silence for ParisAttacks, Chant Allahu Akbar before Turkey/Greece game

    11/17/2015 12:35:24 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 35 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11-17-2015 | sdna gr
    Turkish fans boo and Chant ALLAH AKBAR during the moment of silence for the victims of the Paris Terror Attacks, before the start of the Turkey vs Greece soccer game.
  • Ben Rhodes: Obama Not Worried About Taking Syrian Refugees

    11/15/2015 11:25:36 AM PST · by Rockitz · 51 replies ^ | 15 Nov 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” the deputy national security adviser for strategic communication for President Barack Obama Ben Rhodes said the president is not worried about America taking Syrian refugees despite reports that at least one man linked to the Paris attacks registered as refugee in Greece. Host Chuck Todd said, “If anything, ISIS looks like they’re more ambitious than ever.” Rhodes replied, “Well clearly, Chuck, they’ll have to be an intensification of our efforts, to look at what has worked in the application of the strategy and what hasn’t. What we see works, getting equipment arms directly to...
  • Herodotus -- Historia, "The Histories"

    11/14/2015 9:52:44 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 71 replies
    The Internet Classics Archive ^ | 5th century BC | Daniel C. Stevenson, Web Atomics
    The Internet Classics Archive | General Help May I reproduce works found on this site?Yes! To the best of our knowledge all works on the site are in the public domain. You are free to reproduce and distribute them at no cost. Why are there more Greek than Latin authors?The first batch of works in the Internet Classics Archive came from the Eric Project at Virginia Tech ( see sources help), and were about evenly mixed between Greek and Latin texts. The second set of works, roughly the same size as the first, came from the Perseus Project, and consisted...
  • Greece Public Order Minister Confirms that Paris Suicide Bomber was Registered Refugee

    11/14/2015 4:10:47 PM PST · by · 29 replies
    YOUNG CONSERVATIVES ^ | November 14, 2015 | John S. Roberts
    Failed TV host and raging liberal Piers Morgan was quick to conclude that the Paris attackers were not Muslim refugees from other nations. Turns out Piers was WRONG! Go figure. From Gateway Pundit: The terrorist was carrying a Syrian passport. The passport was found on the terrorist who blew himself up outside the soccer stadium. So, why again is the U.S. willing to accept thousands of mainly Muslim refugees from war-torn countries? Oh, right – it’s the politically correct thing to do. What’s odd is that many countries have said that they would take zero Islamic refugees, so there goes...
  • Two men linked to Paris attacks registered as migrants in Greece: police

    11/14/2015 12:46:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/14/15 | AFP
    Athens (AFP) - Two men who French police are seeking to trace in connection with the Paris attacks registered as refugees with Greek authorities earlier this year, the Greek police confirmed on Saturday. French authorities had asked their Greek counterparts to check a passport and fingerprints of one man and the fingerprints of another who were thought to have registered in Greece, which is the main entry point into Europe for Syrian refugees. At least one Syrian passport was found at the scene of the Stade de France attack. Greek minister for citizen protection, Nikos Toskas, said in a statement...
  • Syrian passport at Paris attack scene belonged to asylum seeker: Greek minister

    11/14/2015 10:39:52 AM PST · by mandaladon · 43 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 14 Nov 2015
    Athens (AFP) - A Syrian passport found by police at the scene of the mass shooting in a Paris concert hall belonged to an asylum seeker who registered on a Greek island in October, a Greek minister said Saturday. "We confirm that the Syrian passport holder came through the Greek island of Leros on October 3 where he was registered under EU rules," said a statement issued by Nikos Toskas, the minister for citizen protection. French police said the document was found "near the body of one of the attackers" in the investigation into the main attack of Friday's carnage,...
  • BREAKING: Paris terrorist was a Syrian refugee, says Greece government official

    11/14/2015 8:47:11 AM PST · by GonzoII · 34 replies ^ | Sat, Nov 14, 2015 | Rob Virtue
    AT LEAST one of the terrorists responsible behind the slaughter of 127 people in the Paris terror attacks was a Syrian refugee. A Greek government official revealed one of the terrorists who died in the seige on the French capital had passed through the southern European country. A passport was found near the body of the gunmen, which revealed he passed through the island of Leros, suggesting he arrived in Greece by boat. Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas, in charge of police forces, has released the following statement: "On the case of the Syrian passport found at the scene of...
  • BREAKING=> Paris ISIS Terrorist Registered as ‘REFUGEE’ on Leros Island in Greece IN OCTOBER

    11/14/2015 8:34:55 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 46 replies
    He walked right in-- Breaking: At least one terrorist in the deadly Paris attacks registered as a refugee on Leros Island in October.Migrants disembark from the catamaran Terra Jet at the Athens' port of Piraeus, on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. About 1,800 refugees arrived from the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos as the country has been overwhelmed by record numbers of migrants this year. The terrorist was carrying a Syrian passport. The passport was found on the terrorist who blew himself up outside the soccer stadium. #Greece PublicOrderMin Toskas confirms Paris attacker w Syrian passport was registered as refugee on...
  • WATCH: The Anti-Migrant Video Going Viral Across Europe

    11/11/2015 8:10:37 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Nov 2015 | Oliver Lane
    'With Open Gates: The forced collective suicide of European nations,' a slick, hard-hitting film about the European migrant crisis is going viral in Europe, already watched at least half a million times. Although the 19-minute film may feel like a dispatch from the future, it is cut entirely from recent news reports, police camera footage, and interviews. Kicking off with scenes of a modern car ferry disgorging thousands of illegals into Greece, the film then cuts to dozens of aerial shots of columns of migrants marching north into Europe. The film then changed to the harrowing testimony of one young...
  • Frontex to deploy forces on Greek-Albanian border

    11/08/2015 8:36:30 AM PST · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Ekathimerini ^ | 08 November 2015
    The European Union border protection agency Frontex says it will deploy forces along Greece’s border with neighboring Albania. Frontex head Fabrice Leggeri on Friday told Albanian television station Top Channel the agency wants to prevent migrants from attempting to reach Western Europe by traveling through Albania. That route isn’t used at the moment by the large number of people fleeing conflict and poverty in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Tirana says, however, it has made preparations to shelter refugees should they begin arriving during the winter. Leggeri said there was no plan for a camp in Albania as “that...
  • Far Right Forms Coalition in European Parliament

    11/07/2015 10:44:52 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 8 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 16, 2015 | Kim Willsher
    France's National Front announced Tuesday it had formed a new far-right bloc in the European Parliament that will qualify for up to nearly $20 million in funding over the next four years. Marine Le Pen, leader of the FN, said the group would be called Europe of Nations and Freedoms. Her allies share Le Pen's desire to curb immigration and the influence of Islam in Europe -- a concern that critics have described as xenophobic. They include the Dutch Party for Freedom, the Freedom Party of Austria, Italy's Lega Nord and Vlaams Belang from Belgium as well as lawmakers from...
  • Russia angered by Charlie Hebdo cartoons

    11/07/2015 6:18:15 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/11/15 | Ben Ariel
    The controversial satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is under fire again, this time from Russia, AFP reported Friday. According to the news agency, the Kremlin angrily condemned the magazine for publishing political cartoons on the Metrojet plane crash in the Sinai Peninsula in which 224 people died, most of them Russian tourists. "In our country we can sum this up in a single word, sacrilege," President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists. "This has nothing to do with democracy or self-expression. It is sacrilege," he added. The Kremlin spokesman called the cartoons "unacceptable" but said Russia would not make an...
  • Showdown at the OK Corral

    11/05/2015 4:10:02 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11-5-15 | Caroline Glick
    Whatever he says before the cameras next week when he meets with Netanyahu, Obama has no intention of letting bygones be bygones. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s meeting with US President Barack Obama next week is likely to look less like a rapprochement than a showdown at the OK Corral. The flurry of spy stories spinning around in recent weeks makes clear that US-Israel relations remain in crisis. Two weeks ago, The Wall Street Journal published a fairly detailed account of the US’s massive spying operations against Israel between 2010 and 2012. Their purpose was to prevent Israel from attacking Iran’s...
  • One of the grandest structures of the ancient world could be reborn: The Colossus of Rhodes

    11/03/2015 12:49:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/03/2015 | Dennis Green
    Until an earthquake in 226 BCE knocked it down, the Colossus of Rhodes, a 98-foot-high iron and bronze statue of the Greek god Helios, sat near the harbor of Rhodes, Greece, for 54 years. Now, a plan put forth by a small team of scientists seeks to rebuild the ancient statue and boost tourism and local jobs in the process. The plan calls for a a new statue that's way taller than the ancient one. At 400 feet tall, the new Helios would be nearly four times the height of the original. The proposal also includes an interior library, museum,...
  • Civil war erupts in Sweden as irate Swedes burn nine Muslim refugee centers to the ground

    11/01/2015 6:50:27 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 115 replies
    The Swedes have had it with the Muslim invasion currently underway in their country. Nine refugee centers have been burnt to the ground to get the message across – NO MORE MUSLIMS! From Jews News Refugee centers in Sweden are being burned to the ground in what appears to be a statement against the significant number of refugees the country has allowed in. The multiple arsons have all been at facilities whichhouse or are slated to house immigrants. One could say that someone in Sweden is mad as hell and bringing fire and brimstone to the facilities that are to...
  • Ban Ki-Moon Condemns The American Stand On Syria, Endorses Putin's

    11/01/2015 6:15:35 PM PST · by amorphous · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1 Nov 2015 | Eric Zuesse
    In an interview with Spanish newspapers that was published October 31st, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon condemned U.S. President Barack Obama’s demand that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad be removed from office, and Moon said: “The future of Assad must be determined by the Syrian people.” The U.N. Secretary General is here implicitly blaming all of this - lots of blood and misery - on U.S. President Obama, and on the “many Western countries” who ally with him and have joined with him in demanding regime-change in Syria. The position of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has been, and is, to the...
  • Migrants Sing Jihadist Songs at Refugee Center – Ignorant German Volunteers Applaud

    11/01/2015 6:59:32 AM PST · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Oct 30, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Leftists hold a rally to welcome tens of thousands of refugees to Germany. Migrant Muslims were seen on video singing jihadist songs at their refugee center. The ignorant German volunteers applauded. The image sums up the situation: the Arabs install Islamism, leftists not understanding what is happening rejoice in living together that exists only in their fantasy world. Carnage to follow.
  • Former PM urged Hillary Clinton not to 'humiliate' dictator as he attempted to broker peace

    11/01/2015 6:52:50 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/31/15 | Daniel Bates
    Emails reveal Blair's fight to save Gaddafi: Former PM urged Hillary Clinton not to 'humiliate' dictator as he attempted to broker peace after eruption of civil war Extraordinary details of Tony Blair's involvement with Colonel Gaddafi's tottering Libyan regime are revealed in the latest of Hillary Clinton's emails released by the US State Department. Mr Blair repeatedly spoke to the dictator on the phone in an attempt to broker peace after civil war erupted in 2011. Mr Blair, then Middle East peace envoy, said he found the despot's right hand man 'sensible' and urged Mrs Clinton, at that time the...
  • These (barrel) bombs are at the root of Syria’s massive refugee crisis

    10/31/2015 10:22:39 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oct. 29, 2015 | Adam Banicki
    Bashar al-Assad denies dropping barrel bombs in Syria, but evidence overwhelmingly says otherwise. The use of barrel bombs has fueled the mass exodus of refugees from the country. Videos continue to be posted to YouTube showing helicopters in Syria dropping what appear to be the unpredictable weapon. Human rights group Amnesty International found that more than 3,000 civilian deaths between January 2014 and March 2015 occurred in Aleppo from barrel bombs. The makeshift weapon is an oil drum filled with explosives, fuel, and metal fragments. They are dropped haphazardly from helicopters with little control for targeting. The United Nations previously...

    11/01/2015 3:08:04 AM PST · by · 43 replies
    overpasses for america ^ | October 27, 2015
    Islamic gangs in Germany have broken into schools and churches and plundered collection boxes, crosses and other valuable and sacred objects used in church services, according to prosecutors. From the schools, the men stole laptops, money and a cash card, which they used to finance ISIS jihadist fighters seeking to topple the regime of Syrian president Bashur al-Assad, alleged chief prosecutor Nadja Gudermann. The pilfered churches were in the area around Cologne, a city known for its many historic and beautiful churches including a soaring cathedral. In all, the Muslim gangs are accused of stealing more than $21,000 worth of...
  • From Eritrea to London: Refugee's 3,500 mile journey MAPPED but he expected 'MORE from UK'

    11/01/2015 4:10:55 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 30 replies
    Sunday Express ^ | November 1, 2015 | Jon Austin
    AN illegal immigrant given a taxpayer-funded home after sneaking into the UK in a deadly 3,500 mile journey said he expected Britain “to be better” than it is. The Eritrean fled persecution in his war-ravaged country, survived nearly drowning at sea, faced kidnap by ISIS, starvation and dehydration and made it to Britain by hanging on to the outside of a Eurostar train. But he has turned his nose up at the UK and its goodwill by telling he expected MORE from the country putting a roof over his head at the expense of the taxpayer. The asylum seeker...
  • Another Black Swan? Turkey Holds Snap Elections Amid NATO-Backed Civil War

    10/31/2015 8:22:26 PM PDT · by amorphous · 16 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 31 Oct 2015 | Tyler
    There is a potential black swan event taking place in Turkey on Sunday and no one seems to care. That is, the media isn’t devoting nearly enough coverage to Turkish elections considering the impact the outcome will invariably have on the situation in Syria, on the fate of the lira, and on the Pentagons strategy with regard to embedding spec ops with the YPG. As a reminder, Turkey held elections back in June and the outcome did not please President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. AKP lost its absolute majority in parliament thanks in no small part to a relatively strong showing...
  • . Historic biscuit salvaged from 1912 sinking of Titanic sells for $23G

    10/28/2015 3:45:12 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    NYDailynews ^ | October 27, 2015
    The unsinkable biscuit has sold for $23,000. The emergency ration plucked from a Titanic lifeboat in 1912 now belongs to a buyer in Greece, who spent well beyond the predicted bid of only $15,300 during the UK auction Saturday.
  • Push to build a new Wonder of the World — Colossus of Rhodes 2.0

    10/31/2015 8:32:20 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies ^ | October 30, 20158:48am | Jamie Seidel,News Corp Australia Network
    But the team stresses they do not want to build a replica of the original bronze structure of a warrior standing over the entrance of the ancient city’s harbour. Instead, they want to construct a 150-metre tall “reimagining” of the wonder, based on the ambitions and vision of the original 2200-year-old monument. They want to crowdsource its funding through the internet. It will still be a colossal statue. It will still be a lighthouse. But it will we sheathed in a bronze-coloured skin that doubles as solar panels. The team says they aim to “put back on the map the...
  • Europe's Anti-American Obsession : very good read!

    11/26/2003 10:40:37 AM PST · by jempet · 37 replies · 1,006+ views
    What picture of American society is likely to be imprinted on the consciousness of average Europeans? Given what they read or hear every day from intellectuals and politicians, they can hardly have any choice in the unpleasant particulars, especially if they happen to be French. The picture repeatedly sketched for them is as follows: American society is entirely ruled by money. No other value, whether familial, moral, religious, civic, cultural, professional, or ethical has any potency in itself. Everything in America is a commodity, regarded and used exclusively for its material value. A person is judged solely by the worth...
  • These Masked Vigilantes Are On The Loose… And They Are Bringing Fury Down On Muslims

    10/30/2015 7:42:11 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 44 replies ^ | October 28th, 2015
    It appears that some European citizens, and perhaps even stealth government agents, have taken matters into their own hands to stem the tide of refugees pouring into Europe, according to Sputnik News. Numerous reports have surfaced of armed and masked vigilantes taking to the waters of the Aegean Sea to prevent more boatloads of Muslim refugees from arriving in poverty-striken Greece, which simply can’t handle the influx. The masked men in fast boats are intercepting the slow boats full of refugees and disabling their engines or puncturing their hulls, essentially forcing them to turn back and head toward Turkey, from...
  • 22 Shipwrecks Found in Single Location in Greece

    10/29/2015 3:22:11 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 43 replies
    Discovery News ^ | Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Hailed as one of the top archaeological finds of 2015, the discovery was made by a joint Greek-American archaeological expedition in the small Fourni archipelago with an area of just 17 square miles. This is a collection of 13 islands and islets located between the eastern Aegean islands of Samos and Icaria. "Surpassing all expectations, over only 13 days we added 12 percent to the total of known ancient shipwrecks in Greek territorial waters," Peter Campbell, of the University of Southampton and co-director from US based RPM Nautical Foundation, told Discovery News. Fourni lies right in the middle of the...
  • The Decline of Modern Germany

    10/29/2015 12:24:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | October 29, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Germany's political stability and economic sway have until recently earned Chancellor Angela Merkel unprecedented global influence and power. Postwar Germany has become the financial powerhouse of Europe and a model nation. Give credit to German hard work and competency for the country's continuing economic miracle. Less appreciated is how Germany also brilliantly exploited the lucrative in-house trade framework of the European Union market -- along with nearly seven decades of subsidized defense from an American-led NATO. The result is that Germany alone now determines the fiscal future of the nearly insolvent southern European Union nations on the Mediterranean. Germany was...
  • Tourist captures image of mysterious sea monster off Grecian coastline

    10/29/2015 2:27:35 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 28, 2015 | Sky McCarthy
    A Scottish tourist unwittingly captured an unidentifiable sea monster while vacationing in Greece. Harvey Robertson was on a boat cruise off the coast of Parga, sailing through sea caves with his family. He was initially just trying to capture the unusual color of the surrounding water with his iPhone camera. What he shot instead has baffled those across the Internet—and marine scientists. Looking back through his camera, Robertson saw that he had captured a grey creature that resembles an elongated manatee. The strange animal appears to pop out of the water in one photo, then disappears under the greenish water...
  • Donald Trump on the Invasion of the US, Europe

    10/26/2015 3:16:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush ^ | October 26, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Okay, coming up next, the Donald Trump sound bites as we provide a contrast between Mitt Romney and the Republican establishment and the way they're going about things versus Trump. Trump did essentially a town hall in New Hampshire today on the Today Show with Matt Lauer interrupting with questions. It was clear that Matt Lauer is part of the establishment crowd that does not get the nature of the crisis that most Americans sense in the country. And why would he? Matt Lauer has a couple houses, a horse farm, $15 million a year and what have you....
  • The European Powder Keg

    10/26/2015 8:36:18 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 33 replies
    Michael Yon ^ | October 26, 2015
    As refugee invaders continue to swarm into Europe, reports of violence continue to pour in from across the continent. I have been communicating with many Europeans from many countries ranging from Norway to Greece. Some I meet in person, others on the phone or email. Yesterday, I spoke with two Finnish people for about two hours. A man and a woman. Both expressed anger and frustration. They said that reports blindly call the invaders Syrians, but that most in their area are Iraqis and Somalis, or from other parts of Africa. The Finns told me that the refugees have a...
  • We are watching the death of open frontiers in Europe

    10/26/2015 9:09:32 PM PDT · by Signalman · 31 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 10/27/2015 | Philip Johnston
    The endless wave of migrants - for which we have utterly failed to prepare - will unleash extremist politics throughout the Continentbr> The extraordinary aerial photo of a column of refugees and migrants tramping through the fields of Slovenia may come to symbolise the moment the EU began to fall apart. The irony can be lost on no one: it was in order to prevent such scenes happening again in continental Europe that the alliance was forged in the first place in the late 1950s. Yet here we are more than half a century later facing the prospect of thousands...
  • Grave of Griffin Warrior at Pylos Could Be a Gateway to Civilizations

    10/27/2015 1:02:44 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 26, 2015 | By Nicholas Wade
    Archaeologists digging at Pylos, an ancient city on the southwest coast of Greece, have discovered the rich grave of a warrior who was buried at the dawn of European civilization. He lies with a yardlong bronze sword and a remarkable collection of gold rings, precious jewels and beautifully carved seals. Archaeologists expressed astonishment at the richness of the find and its potential for shedding light on the emergence of the Mycenaean civilization, the lost world of Agamemnon, Nestor, Odysseus and other heroes described in the epics of Homer. Probably not since the 1950s have we found such a rich tomb,...
  • Mystery of the deep: Tourist baffled by bizarre SEA MONSTER

    10/27/2015 10:44:26 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/27/15 | Naomi Leach
    There is no question that the sea holds mysteries and inhabitants beyond our imagination, that we are yet to encounter. But a Scottish tourist was left in shock after unwittingly capturing the image of a bizarre sea creature in his holiday snaps. Harvey Robertson, 52, was on a boat cruise with his family in Corfu when he took a number of photographs inside a sea cave.