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  • Israelis warned to avoid soccer match after terror threat

    11/12/2016 12:24:43 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 2 replies
    Kehila News Israel ^ | 11-10-16 | Kehila News Israel Staff
    Israels World Cup 2018 qualifying game in Albania was moved and Israelis have been warned not to attend the match on Saturday after four Islamic State suspects were arrested on suspicions of planning attacks at the event. In recent days, Balkan officials have arrested individuals affiliated with ISIS who have planned terror attacks against a range of targets in the Balkans, including the international soccer game between Albania and Israel, read the the Counter Terrorism Bureau warning. Despite the arrests, and depending on the situation, there is still a significant threat of attacks in the area. Therefore, the Counter Terrorism...
  • Alqosh, the Last Christian Town in Iraq, is Here to Stay

    11/06/2016 5:37:10 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    A view from the Christian town of Alqosh in the Nineveh Plain.For more than two years it lasted, just minutes away from Islamic State-held territory. The Iraqi town of Alqosh (50km north of Mosul) is the only Christian stronghold in the country that survived IS. Looking for signs of hope for the future of Christianity in Iraq? This town, with its four churches, two monasteries and 500 Christian families, is where it can be found. For those who grew up reading the Bible, Alqosh might ring a distant bell. It was the town where Old Testament prophet Nahum, "the Elkoshite",...
  • Turi: Half the Weapons Went to Libya, the Other Half 2 Syrian Enemies of USA

    10/05/2016 4:54:32 PM PDT · by gaijin · 11 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Oct 5th, 2016 | Catherine Herridge
    The DOJ dropped charges against shadowy American arms dealer Marc Turi, as his legal defense threatened to unmask evidence of secret 2011 arms diversions by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Obama Administration. Turi's trial would have happened around the time of the American Presidential election in November, next month. Turi, whose company operates out of Las Vegas, told Fox News of his belief that half his weapons went to Libyan rebels and the other half went to Syrian enemies of the United States. Turi's arms export license was to Qatar, not Libya. Turi's legal defence is that...
  • US and Russia agree Syria peace plan

    09/09/2016 4:43:05 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 27 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9 September 2016
    Russia and the US have agreed to a "cessation of hostilities" in Syria from sunset on 12 September after intensive talks in Geneva. Under the plan, the Syrian government will end combat missions in specified areas held by the opposition. Russia and the US will establish a joint centre to combat so-called Islamic State and al-Nusra fighters. The plan follows a day of talks between US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov.
  • Mississippi Woman Sentenced To 12 Years For Trying To Join ISIS In Trip Disguised As Honeymoon

    08/11/2016 1:18:29 PM PDT · by blam · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-11-2016 | AP
    August 11, 2016 Jaelyn Young in 2012. (Melanie Thortis/The Vicksburg Evening Post via AP) A Mississippi woman who once sought to disguise a planned journey to join the Islamic State group as her honeymoon was sentenced by a federal judge Thursday to 12 years in prison on a terrorism charge. Vicksburg native Jaelyn Young broke down in heavy sobs during her sentencing by U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock. Young pleaded guilty in March to one count of conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist organization. Young had faced up to 20 years in prison. Her parents pleaded for leniency...
  • Police officer for D.C. subway system accused of trying to help ISIS

    08/03/2016 8:31:49 AM PDT · by NRx · 46 replies
    WaPo ^ | 08-03-2016 | Rachel Weiner
    A Metro Transit police officer has been arrested and charged with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State, marking the first time a U.S. law enforcement officer has been accused of trying to aid the terrorist group. Nicholas Young, 36, of Fairfax, Va., was arrested Wednesday morning at Metropolitan Police Headquarters in Washington and his employment was terminated. Young, at the request of an undercover federal agent, sent codes for mobile messaging cards that Young believed would be used by Islamic State fighters overseas to communicate, according to an indictment filed in federal court in Alexandria, Va.
  • Julian Assange: Hacked Emails Include Info On Hillarys Arming of Jihadists Including ISIS, in Syria

    07/31/2016 7:03:45 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 123 replies
    Democracy Now , The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 31,2016 | Jim Hoft
    Julian Assange: So, those Hillary Clinton emails, they connect together with the cables that we have published of Hillary Clinton, creating a rich picture of how Hillary Clinton performs in office, but, more broadly, how the U.S. Department of State operates. So, for example, the disastrous, absolutely disastrous intervention in Libya, the destruction of the Gaddafi government, which led to the occupation of ISIS of large segments of that country, weapons flows going over to Syria, being pushed by Hillary Clinton, into jihadists within Syria, including ISIS, thats there in those emails. Theres more than 1,700 emails in Hillary Clintons...
  • Islamic State Chanting Attackers Behead Priest During Morning Mass In France

    07/26/2016 5:40:33 AM PDT · by xzins · 134 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Jul 16 | Oliver JJ Lane
    An elderly priest has been killed in a hostage situation in a church south of Rouen, Normandy, northern France this morning by alleged Islamist attackers. His killers, who are understood to have been shot dead by French police. UPDATE 1320 Islamic State claims responsibility, French President Franois Hollande confirms terrorist attack Media sources associated with the Islamic State have claimed the Rouen terror attack as their own, remarking that two of their own soldiers were responsible. Shortly beforehand the French President Franois Hollande told press that it was an act of terrorism and that both attackers had proclaimed their...
  • ISIS releases video of Bavaria train attacker making threats

    07/19/2016 9:04:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 19 Jul 2016 15:55 GMT+02:00 | (AFP/The Local)
    Terror group ISIS have released a video which apparently shows the teenager who attacked passengers with an axe on a train in Bavaria on Monday making threats. The video was released through the jihadi organizations news agency Amaq, which had claimed a link earlier in the day. The assault on a regional train near the southern city of Wrzburg on Monday left two of the victims in a critical condition, said Joachim Herrmann, the interior minister of Bavaria state. The teenage assailant was killed as he tried to flee.
  • German train attack: Afghan refugee 'had IS flag in room'

    07/19/2016 12:06:17 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | 19 July 2016
    A hand-painted flag of so-called Islamic State has been found in the room of an Afghan refugee accused of carrying out an axe and knife attack on a southern German train, officials say. The 17-year-old man injured four people from Hong Kong, three seriously, in the attack in Wurzburg on Monday evening. He was shot dead by police as he fled. He had reportedly shouted Allahu akbar" ("God is great"). The attack comes days after a deadly IS-claimed attack in Nice in France.
  • The Islamic State and Information Warfare: Defeating ISIS and the Broader Global Jihadist Movement

    07/14/2016 6:58:24 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 2 replies
    ISIS, or the Islamic State (IS) as it now calls itself, is a far deadlier enemy than Al Qaeda, especially in its understanding and use Information Warfare and Psychological Operations (PSYOP). A fully fledged insurgency which has recruited tens of thousands of fighters and controls large parts of Iraq and Syria, IS is especially skilled in the exploitation of global social media networks to radicalize, indoctrinate and recruit. While the use of force-such as airstrikes-against IS targets may have a positive effect in the short term, victory in the long term will only come when the lifestyle of the jihadi...
  • Troubles brewing for us in the Maldives {Islam rising}

    07/12/2016 1:21:28 AM PDT · by Cronos · 17 replies
    The Hindu ^ | 10 July 2016 | Parul Chandra
    With the island-nation being radicalised, thanks to Saudi funds and influence, India can no longer afford to be a spectator As the strategically important Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives continues its descent into political anarchy with democratic institutions facing an unabated onslaught under the authoritarian regime of President Abdulla Yameen, India can no longer afford to be a mere spectator. India has, for some time, chosen to maintain a studied silence on what’s happening in this troubled tourists’ paradise. But with both China and Pakistan stepping up their strategic inroads into the Maldives, coupled with Saudi Arabia pumping in...
  • ISIS introduces Golden Dinar currency, Hopes it will collapse U.S. dollar

    07/06/2016 5:12:05 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 45 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | 07/06/2016 | Lisa Daftari
    ISIS is now issuing its own currency referred to as the Golden Dinar, with engravings bearing the words Islamic State. The coins, currently being released in limited quantity, are to primarily be used by traders in the oil industry in areas under Islamic State control, according to reports on jihadi online forums. Activists in Deir ez-Zor, Syria reported oil traders have been ordered to use the new Dinar when purchasing from ISIS-held oil fields. Reports from the Iraqi city of Mosul have indicated the Golden Dinar is being introduced to the currency market as part of a serious attempt to...
  • Libyan forces battle Islamic State street-to-street in Sirte

    07/01/2016 8:24:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Fri Jul 1, 2016 7:29pm EDT | Patrick Markey
    Sirte, 450 km (280 miles) east of Tripoli, became Islamic State's largest outpost beyond its Iraq and Syria territory. It was taken last year by militants who profited from Libya's war among rival factions to gain control of territory and impose their hardline vision on the city. Losing Sirte would be a major setback for the group and a big blow to morale as it also struggles to hold ground in Iraq, where it has lost the city of Falluja and other territory to forces backed by U.S.-led air strikes. Islamic State are being squeezed by a tightening ring of...
  • Isis beheads 4-year-old girl (RoP Alert)

    06/20/2016 11:12:11 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 31 replies
    International Business Times ^ | June 21, 2016 | William Watkinson
    Sick jihadists from the Islamic State (Isis) beheaded a four-year-old girl then forced her horrified mother to soak her hands in her dead daughter's blood. The latest shocking incident is said to have happened in the Daesh (Isis) de-facto capital of Raqqa, in Syria. The extremists are renowned for their shocking punishments meted out by their feared al-Hisbah police who enforce their strict version of Sharia Law on the towns and cities they conquer. Often the punishments are handed out for seemingly minor infringements and their latest example shows just how brutal they can be.
  • (Fallujah Falls!) Iraq says most of Fallujah retaken from IS militants

    06/17/2016 1:48:33 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 83 replies
    AP ^ | 17 Jun 2016 | QASSIM ABDUL ZAHRA
    Iraqi special forces swept into Fallujah on Friday, recapturing most of the city as the Islamic State group's grip crumbled after weeks of fighting.
  • Western-backed SDF troops impose siege on ISIS in Manbij

    06/07/2016 9:51:57 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 36 replies
    ARA News (Kurdish) ^ | June 8, 2016 | Hozan Mamo and Sarbaz Yusif
    Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Tuesday imposed a siege on the ISIS-held city of Manbij from three directions, after recapturing dozens of villages and farms in the vicinity of the city north of Syrias Aleppo province. ...Local sources confirmed that a large number of ISIS militants escaped the city using the western exit, and headed to Aleppo.
  • Military operation underway to capture IS 'funnel to Europe'

    06/01/2016 2:54:39 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    itv.com ^ | 1 June 2016 | itv
    ..."It's significant in that it's their last remaining funnel to Europe," a US military official said. A number of US special forces will operate as advisers while America will also provide air strike support.
  • First Turkey-backed operation against IS becomes a fiasco

    04/16/2016 7:14:48 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | April 14, 2016 | Fehim Taştekin
    First Turkey-backed operation against IS becomes a fiasco Turkey recently proposed that the United States abandon Syrian Kurdistan's People's Protection Units (YPG) and "let us wipe out the Islamic State [IS] jointly with the moderate opposition." Turkey then made its first such move last week at al-Rai, Syria, with a composite force of Turkmens, Free Syrian Army factions and Salafists. That force took the town with Turkeys support, winning much acclaim, but was trounced four days later when IS retook the city April 11. As the Syrian army was preparing for a major move at Aleppo with the support of...
  • Delivery driver plotted to kill U.S. soldiers in Britain

    04/01/2016 8:19:36 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Stephen Addison
    A delivery driver was convicted on Friday of plotting to kill U.S. troops based in England by staging road accidents with soldiers' cars and then attacking them with knives and possibly a home-made bomb. Junead Khan, 25, a supporter of the Islamic State (IS) extremist group, was found guilty of preparing terrorist acts. He and his uncle Shazib Khan, 23, were also convicted of planning to join IS in Syria. Kingston Crown Court southwest of London had heard that Junead Khan had been visited four times by police trying to divert him from extremism but he had rejected their...
  • Syrian army gains ground around Aleppo, looks to Raqqa

    02/13/2016 8:41:37 PM PST · by Mariner · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 13th, 2016 | By Paul Carrel, Shadia Nasralla and Tom Perry
    Russia said on Saturday a Syria ceasefire plan was more likely to fail than succeed, as Syrian government forces backed by Russian air strikes took rebel ground near Aleppo and set their sights on the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa province. International divisions over Syria surfaced anew at a Munich conference where Russia rejected French charges that it was bombing civilians, just a day after world powers agreed on the "cessation of hostilities" due to begin in a week's time. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reiterated accusations that Russia was hitting "legitimate opposition groups" and civilians with its bombing...
  • Not coincidental Trumps 2015 conservative critics were Obamas 2009 fan boys

    12/29/2015 12:58:32 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 33 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 12-29-15 | Sundance
    By now almost everyone has acknowledged that Donald Trump has ripped the masks from most of the modern professional punditry who espoused to be conservatives yet showed their hidden ideological colors as elite globalists. Most notably this was evidenced in June as millions of Fox News viewers saw FOX’s entire line-up of professional pundits proclaim borders shouldn’t matter; border walls won’t work; illegal alien amnesty was the only viable solution to decades of unenforced immigration law; and, heck, this was only in week #1 of Donald Trump’s campaign Since June ’15, on almost every issue those same pundits have now...
  • Did a blind Bulgarian clairvoyant predict the rise of ISIS? (tr)

    12/08/2015 1:37:06 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    Full title: Did a blind Bulgarian clairvoyant predict the rise of ISIS? ‘Nostradamus of the Balkans’ who died 20 years ago said there would be a ‘great Muslim war’ in 2016 A Bulgarian clairvoyant who died 20 years ago warned of the rise of ISIS by claiming there would be a 'great Muslim war' in 2016, it has been reported. Baba Vanga died in 1996 at the age of 85 and was known as the 'Nostradamus of the Balkans' because of her success rate which was supposedly as high as 85 per cent. The blind pensioner, who has previously been...
  • Inside The ISIS Propaganda Machine: An Up-Close Look At A Militant Media Strategy

    11/29/2015 2:47:22 PM PST · by amorphous · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 29 Nov 2015 | Tyler Durden
    "I've grown used to IS ultraviolence, but this video was different. Different because, at my office desk, the place where I conduct all my research, I have a photograph of myself with my now-wife, dad and step-mum taken at that very same Palmyran theatre almost five years ago." That's a quote from Charlie Winter, Senior Researcher at the Quilliam Foundation, which describes itself as "the world’s first counter-extremism think tank, set up to address the unique challenges of citizenship, identity, and belonging in a globalized world." The reference is to a video ISIS released over the summer depicting a mass...
  • Cruz: Obama And Clinton "Have No Intention Of Even Trying" To Defeat Islamic State

    12/02/2015 3:24:43 AM PST · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 2, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) declared that President Obama and Hillary Clinton “have no intention of even trying” to defeat ISIS on Tuesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.
  • 7 things I learned from reading every issue of ISIS's Magazine

    11/20/2015 12:26:22 PM PST · by RedStateRocker · 21 replies
    Cracked.com ^ | 19 nov 2015 | Robert Evans
    Sun Tzu, generally considered a reliable source on Good War Ideas, said something along the lines of, "You've got to know your enemy in order to beat him, because some dudes hate being kicked in the junk and others seem to enjoy it." The difficulty we've had defeating ISIS suggests that, maybe, we don't really understand who and what the [censored] they are. Everything we hear is filtered through politicians and pundits, each with their own agenda ("You know what ISIS is afraid of? Me, Donald Trump!"). Fortunately, it turns out that finding out what ISIS wants is like finding...
  • Why terrorists hit the Bataclan Theater in Paris

    11/23/2015 5:57:40 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/23/2015 | Arnold Cusmariu
    When terrorists murdered four French Jews at a Paris deli in January 2015, President Obama, in keeping with his 2012 U.N. pledge to protect “the prophet of Islam” against “slander,” referred to the victims as “a bunch of folks” who were shot “randomly.” We were spared a similarly absurd characterization when terrorists murdered some 90 Bataclan Theater concertgoers and injured many more on November 13, possibly because Obama may not have known that the Bataclan was a Jewish target. But the terrorists knew. Here’s the background.
  • Gay sex, drugs, then suicidal slaughter [Paris ringleader frequented homo bars]

    11/22/2015 12:55:42 PM PST · by matt1234 · 35 replies
    Sunday Times ^ | 22 November 2015 | Matthew Campbell, Bojan Pancevski, Tony Allen-Mills and Nicola Smith
    One frequented gay clubs; another boasted he had slept with a different woman every night on holiday. Within months these pot-smoking misfits joined Isis’s attack on the ‘capital of perversion’They often saw him in the club, the clean-shaven 26-year-old who enjoyed smoking joints and chatting with other men. He was in the gay sex bar in central Brussels as recently as one month ago, and nobody who saw him lounging comfortably there could have imagined for a moment that he was about to become the most wanted man in Europe. The handsome youth with a taste for hashish has since...
  • Radisson Blu Brussels on lockdown, guests can't leave.

    11/22/2015 10:55:10 AM PST · by machogirl · 113 replies
    Nov 22, 2015 | me
    Breaking on Twitter. Brussels Radisson Blu Hotel on lockdown, guests told to stay in rooms, can't leave hotel. Can only find twitter links as of now.
  • U.S. Pilots Confirm: Obama Admin Blocks 75 Percent of Islamic State Strikes

    11/20/2015 3:33:06 AM PST · by markomalley · 97 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11/20/15 | Adam Kredo
    U.S. military pilots who have returned from the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq are confirming that they were blocked from dropping 75 percent of their ordnance on terror targets because they could not get clearance to launch a strike, according to a leading member of Congress.Strikes against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) targets are often blocked due to an Obama administration policy to prevent civilian deaths and collateral damage, according to Rep. Ed Royce (R., Calif.), chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.The policy is being blamed for allowing Islamic State militants to gain...
  • DC Media Fail: By Nearly 2-to-1 Americans Oppose Obama’s Syrian Refugee Plan

    11/18/2015 1:54:42 PM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/18/15 | John Nolte
    For five days a coordinated DC Media has been attacking as racists anyone opposed to President Obama’s plan to resettle thousands of Syrians refugees here in America. A new poll shows that the emotional blackmail being hurled by both Obama and his DC Media allies has failed miserably. By nearly 2-to-1 (53% to 28%), Americans oppose the resettlement program.Bloomberg: (Bloomberg content snipped per FR rules) When you add in the 11% who only want Christian refugees, that adds up to 64% who do not want Muslim refugees from Syria.The American people are compassionate but they are not stupid, nor are...
  • This Is The Most Disturbing Muslim 'Refugee' Video You Will Ever See

    11/18/2015 1:02:13 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 72 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 16, 2015 | alex Garryson
    This is what is happening in Europe, and maybe soon to come to our shores. It is sobering.
  • Russian warplanes disrupt ISIS oil sales channels; destroy 500 terrorist oil trucks in Syria

    11/18/2015 1:00:13 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 41 replies
    RT News ^ | 17 Nov 2015
    Around 500 fuel tanker vehicles transporting illegal oil from Syria to Iraq for processing have been destroyed by Russia’s Air Forces, the General Staff said. In recent years, Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and other extremist groups have organized the operations of the so-called ‘pipeline on wheels’ on the territories they control,” Russian General Staff spokesman Colonel General Andrey Kartapolov said. Hundreds of thousands of tons of fuel have been delivered to Iraq for processing by trucks and the revenue generated from these illegal exports is the one of the terrorists’ main sources of funding, he said. The spokesman displayed...
  • Revealed: Number of people killed by terrorists worldwide soars by 80% in just a year

    11/18/2015 11:46:17 AM PST · by matt1234 · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 Nov 2015 | Matt Chorley
    The devastating toll of terror attacks is laid bare today with a shocking study revealing the number of people slaughtered worldwide has risen by 80 per cent in a year. A total of 32,658 people were killed by terrorists around the world in 2014 - an 80 per cent increase on the previous year, according to the Global Terrorism Index. Researchers said that while Iraq, Afghanistan and Nigeria bore the brunt of deaths last year, the attacks in Paris on Friday mark a 'watershed within Europe'.
  • Trump: 'Absolutely no choice' but to close mosques

    11/18/2015 10:53:07 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 105 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/18/15 | Bradford Richardson
    GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump says the United States has "absolutely no choice" but to close down mosques where "some bad things are happening." "Nobody wants to say this and nobody wants to shut down religious institutions or anything, but you know, you understand it," Trump said on Fox News's "Hannity" on Tuesday. "A lot of people understand it. We're going to have no choice." Trump said on Monday he would "strongly consider" closing mosques if elected in response to the terrorist attacks in France last Friday that killed at least 129 people and injured hundreds more. Pressed to explain...
  • Senators rebuke Obama for 'concealing immigration history of terrorists'

    11/17/2015 7:00:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/17/15 | Anna Giaritelli
    Republican senators Ted Cruz and Jeff Sessions rebuked the Obama administration Tuesday for failing to share with Congress the immigration history of 72 people with terrorist associations living in the U.S. The senators bashed Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Secretary of State John Kerry for not providing the individuals' personal and family immigration information, which was requested Aug. 12 and expected by Sept. 4. "More than three months later the administration has not provided immigration details on a single one of the 72. It is quite telling that this administration — which seems to have...
  • Dutch party head blames Israel for Paris attack

    11/17/2015 7:07:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 11/17/2015, 9:20 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    Following on the heels of the Swedish foreign minister, the chairman of the Dutch Socialist Party in the Netherlands justified the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists who conducted Saturday's brutal attacks in Paris that left 129 dead, blaming it on "frustration" at Israel. According to Jan Marijnissen, the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs somehow ignited the attack on French civilians at cafes, show venues, soccer stadiums and restaurants. "Their behavior eventually is connected also to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict," claimed Marijnissen in an interview with the Dutch NPO Radio1 on Monday. ...
  • King Of Jordan: "We Are Facing A Third World War"

    11/17/2015 3:13:50 PM PST · by Biggirl · 70 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 17, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday at a news conference in Kosovo’s capital city Priština, King Abdullah of Jordan declared the planet was in the midst of a Third World War.
  • Trump: I Have an 'Instinct' for Predicting Terrorism

    11/17/2015 5:39:18 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 106 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/16 | Yahoo
    As the hunt for the perpetrators of the attacks in Paris continue, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Monday that he is uniquely qualified to be commander-in-chief because he has an "instinct" for sensing threats. "In my book I predicted terrorism. Because I can feel it," said Trump, speaking to thousands of supporters packed into Tennessee's Knoxville Convention Center. "I can feel it like I feel a good location."
  • French Carrier Strike Group to Deploy to Eastern Mediterranean with Largest Airwing Ever

    11/17/2015 5:25:03 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 16 November 2015
    While the French Navy Carrier Strike Group (CSG) was originally planned to deploy to the Persian Gulf, plan has now changed. Following the terrorist attacks in Paris, French President Hollande announced today that the Charles de Gaulle nuclear-powered aircraft carrier would leave its base on Thursday to deploy to the Eastern Mediteranean. Navy Recognition understands that the air wing will be larger than usual. In the meantime French and American defence officials agreed to increase their cooperation. The French Navy nuclear-powered aircraft carrier (CVN) Charles de Gaulle (R91) is expected to deploy with up to 34 aircraft on board. This...
  • Obama admin 'lied' about vetting Syrian refugees

    11/17/2015 4:13:56 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 38 replies
    WND ^ | November 16, 2015 | Greg Corombos
    The former chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence says President Obama has no coherent strategy to defeat ISIS, and he alleges one of Obama’s top advisers “lied to the American people” to perpetuate a misguided program allowing tens of thousands of refugees into the U.S. Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes appeared on multiples Sunday morning news shows. When asked whether the news that one and possibly two of the Paris terrorists came to Europe as refugees would alter the Obama administration’s plan to accept tens of thousands of refugees, Rhodes said there would be no re-evaluation....
  • Three Syrians arrested in St.Maarten with false Greek travel documents

    11/16/2015 7:05:57 AM PST · by cll · 23 replies
    The police have arrested three (3) men, who tried to enter the country on Saturday; November 14th, using false documents. The men in custody are believed to be nationals of Syria who arrived at the Princess Juliana International Airport around 7:30 pm on an Insel Air flight originating from Haiti. They were soon after held by airport immigration after it was discovered that the travel documents they presented were false. The suspects were turned over to the Back Office at the PJIA who further investigated the documents and determined that the Greek passports the men were travelling with were indeed...
  • On the Impossibility of Fighting ISIS

    02/15/2015 9:12:19 PM PST · by lbryce · 38 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | February 15, 2015 | James Fallows
    As I see it the Sunni minority in Iraq and the Sunni majority in Syria are under siege by Shia. ISIS is the one successful Sunni group opposing the Shia. A very large portion of Arab Sunnis at least passively support ISIS, not because they support its extreme ideology but because they want the Sunnis to emerge victorious. A subset of the pro ISIS Sunnis actually support their extreme ideology. What we call the Iraqi military is seen by almost all Arab Sunnis as a Shia army under the influence, if not the control, of Iran. This explains why Turkey...
  • Jihadis sneaked into Europe as fake Syrian refugees:

    11/14/2015 9:21:16 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 66 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 14 November 2015 | By Ian Gallagher and Martin Beckford for The Mail on Sunday and Darren Boyle
    Two of the suicide bombers who caused carnage in the Paris massacre are thought to have sneaked into France by posing as refugees from Syria. The disclosure, which came amid claims of French intelligence failures, inevitably raised new security concerns about Europe’s borders. Police said the two men, who arrived in Greece last month, were among seven attackers, one as young as 15. One of the attackers was last night named by French media as Mostefai Ismaël Omar, 29, from Courcouronnes, in Essonne. Serbian media last night reported that one of the terrorists was named as Ahmed Almuhamed. The newspaper,...
  • “THE AMERICAN BLOOD IS BEST, AND WE WILL TASTE IT SOON”

    11/14/2015 5:10:26 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 182 replies
    powerlineblog.com ^ | November 13, 2015 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    Fox News reports that jihadi web sites are rejoicing over today’s terrorist attacks in Paris. The line we have heard more than once from ISIS-related sites is, “The American blood is best, and we will taste it soon.” The French are tougher than many realize, but they are not the primary targets of Muslim extremists. This morning, in a burst of bad timing, Barack Obama said on ABC that ISIS is “contained.” Far from being contained, ISIS is on a roll, from the Sinai, where they apparently brought down an airplane full of Russian tourists, to Paris, France. No one...
  • Obama On Widening ISIS Threat: 'We Have Contained Them'

    11/14/2015 1:05:08 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    Jihad: Amid fresh terror strikes in Paris and Beirut, and the FBI arrest of an Ohio Islamic State operative who sought to kill U.S. soldiers and American shoppers and students, President Obama downplays the IS threat. 'ISIS is gaining strength, aren't they?" ABC's Good Morning America host George Stephanopoulos asked the president Friday, citing this month's suicide bombings in Beirut and the bombing of a Russian commercial jetliner by the Islamic State, which killed 40 and 244, respectively. "I don't think they're gaining strength," Obama asserted. "We have contained them." This may go down as one of the most irresponsible...
  • Clinton Claims She Didn't Blame Benghazi Attack on a YouTube Video

    10/22/2015 1:37:01 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 78 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 10/22/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Speaking in front of the House Select Committee on Benghazi Thursday afternoon, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attempted to claim she didn't blame the September 11, 2012 attack on a YouTube video. "Where did the false narrative start? It started with you, Madame Secretary," Ohio Republican Jim Jordan pressed Clinton. "I referred to the video that night in a very specific way. I said some have sought to justify the attack because of the video. I used those words deliberately, not to ascribe a motive to every attacker but as a warning to those across the region that there...
  • Brzezinski: Obama should retaliate if Russia doesn't stop attacking U.S. assets

    10/06/2015 4:51:52 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 59 replies
    Politico ^ | October 5, 2015 | By Nick Gass
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