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  • Abbas To Sign Accords With Putin in Moscow

    04/11/2015 10:14:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    INN ^ | 4/11/2015, 10:55 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Moscow on Monday where the issue of Middle East peace talks will be raised, Russian authorities announced Thursday. “The two leaders will hold talks concerning key aspects of Russian-Palestinian relations and their future, with particular attention on the trade, economy and humanitarian sectors,” the Kremlin said in a statement according to AFP. There will also be “an exchange of ideas on the process of Israeli-Palestinian talks and other problematic regional situations,” the statement continued, adding that North Africa would also be on the agenda. …
  • Kerry to meet Abbas and Abdullah in Egypt (meets terror leader days before Israeli election)

    03/12/2015 4:19:15 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | 03.13.15, 01:05
    US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas and Jordan's King Abdullah II on the sidelines of economic talks in Egypt on Friday, US officials said. The talks are likely to focus on the economic crisis facing the Palestinian Authority and could be a four-way meeting which would also include Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a State Department official said. "We continue to be concerned about the PA," the official told reporters travelling with Kerry on his plane to the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. "It’s really part of the continuous, ongoing conversation we’re...
  • Obama Plays The Chicken To King Abdullah's Lion

    02/08/2015 1:59:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2015 | John Nantz
    Mortifying. The only word that can be conjured to describe President Obama’s mechanistic, inhuman response on Tuesday to Lieutenant Moaz al-Kasabeh’s murder by immolation. Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorists set Lt. Kasabeh, a U.S. allied pilot, afire inside a steel cage and watched him roast. Apparently, murdering people by sawing through their necks has become mundane. Judging by Obama’s response to date, ISIS may be right. Obama’s latest quip in response to ISIS's act of Satanic barbarity was characteristically academic: “…it’s just one more indication of the viciousness and barbarity of this organization. And it I think...
  • King Abdullah, Another Shining Star in our Fight Against Radical Islam

    02/06/2015 11:11:10 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/06/15 | Lt. Col. Bill Connor
    Will American leadership finally declare radical Islam the enemy and act decisively to win? King Abdullah is leading the way and the time to act is now. “He (King Abdullah) said there is going to be retribution like ISIS hasn’t seen. He mentioned ‘Unforgiven’ and he mentioned Clint Eastwood, and he actually quoted a part of the movie—‘Any man I see out there, I’m gonna kill him. Any son of a # takes a shot at me, I’m not only going to kill him I’m going to…’”—Rep. Duncan Hunter Jr. (R-CA) referring to King Abdullah of Jordan after learning of...
  • Till we run 'out of fuel and bullets': Jordan's king vows to crush ISIS

    02/04/2015 1:13:17 PM PST · by servo1969 · 65 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2-4-2015 | FoxNews.com
    Jordan's King Abdullah, himself a former general, angrily vowed to pursue ISIS until his military runs "out of fuel and bullets," in a closed door meeting with U.S. lawmakers that followed the release Wednesday of a grisly video showing a captured Jordanian airman being burned alive in a cage by the terrorist army. The pledge preceded the hanging of two Al Qaeda terrorists early Wednesday in Jordan, a swift response to the video that could be a mere harbinger of coming retribution from the Arab kingdom in the wake of the sadistic slaughter. King Abdullah's words were echoed by military...
  • Westerners join Kurds fighting Islamic State group in Iraq

    02/04/2015 1:07:04 PM PST · by Java4Jay · 7 replies
    As Kurdish fighters gathered around a fire in this damp, a surprising recruit wearing a tactical vest with the words "Christ is Lord" scribbled on it joined them. "I'm not going back until the fight is finished and ISIS is crippled. I decided that if my government wasn't going to do anything to help this country, especially Kurdish people who stood by us for 10 years and helped us out while we were in this country, then I was going to do something."
  • UN claim: ISIS selling, crucifying, burying children alive in Iraq

    02/04/2015 12:53:56 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 33 replies
    news24.com ^ | Feb. 4 2015 | Reuters
    Geneva - Islamic State militants are selling abducted Iraqi children at markets as sex slaves, and killing other youth, including by crucifixion or burying them alive, a United Nations watchdog said on Wednesday. Iraqi boys aged under 18 are increasingly being used by the militant group as suicide bombers, bomb makers, informants or human shields to protect facilities against US-led air strikes, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child said. "We are really deeply concerned at torture and murder of those children, especially those belonging to minorities, but not only from minorities," committee expert Renate Winter told a...
  • King Abdullah bin Al-Hussein of Jordan. The Warrior King

    02/04/2015 11:49:51 AM PST · by Gamecock · 41 replies
    We need a President like this, from the King's website: In 1980, King Abdullah entered the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom, where he received his military education. King Abdullah attended Oxford University in 1984, undergoing a one-year Special Studies course in International Politics and World Affairs. Upon returning home, His Majesty continued his military path, gaining experience and working his way to the rank of Captain and the Commander of a Tank Company in the 91st Armored Brigade. From 1986-1987, also as Captain, His Majesty was attached to the Royal Jordanian Air Force’s Helicopter Anti-Tank Wing as...
  • Liberals: ISIS Is Very "Un-Islamic"

    02/04/2015 12:28:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 4, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, there is a reason, ladies and gentlemen. If you really, really are obsessed about this and you really, really, really, really, really want to be fair, then you might be able to make the case that we ought not call ISIL or ISIS Islamists because of some of our supposedly allies on the War on Terror on Islamists, like Jordan, Saudi Arabia, so forth. But if you want to go that route -- if you want to bend over backwards to be fair and don't want to insult some of our allies -- that's why the nomenclature of...
  • ISIS followers celebrate Jordanian pilot death at outdoor screening party

    02/04/2015 12:11:38 PM PST · by Fali_G · 16 replies
    Lisa Daftari ^ | 02/04/2015 | Lisa Daftari
    As people around the world react with shock to the horrific ISIS video of the burning of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh, the Islamic State had a viewing party for their supporters who watched the barbaric murder on giant screens and erupted in cheer. A video exclusively obtained by LisaDaftari.com, entitled ‘The Muslims’ delight at the burning of the Jordanian pilot,’ depicts ISIS supporters gathering in Raqqa, Syria, the headquarters of the jihadi group, cheering and chanting ‘Allah hu akbar!’ (Allah is great!) as they watched al-Kasasbeh consumed by flames.
  • UAE halted air attacks on Islamic State after pilot capture

    02/04/2015 11:41:13 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 8 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 01/04/2015 | Robert Spencer
    The UAE “ceased its participation because of concerns over a lack of contingency plans to rescue downed aircrew.” Indeed. The whole enterprise against the Islamic State has been poorly thought out and continues to be hamstrung by the prevailing denial and refusal to examine its guiding ideology. US officials confirmed that the UAE, one of the four Arab states in the anti-Isis coalition, had ceased its participation because of concerns over a lack of contingency plans to rescue downed aircrew…. The UAE, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain joined the coalition when attacks began in September. All have flown sorties against...
  • How's the JV Team Doing, Obama?

    02/04/2015 11:36:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 4, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Hey, did you see what Jordan did, folks? Not Michael; the nation, the country. ISIS burns to death one of Jordan's pilots. So Jordan went to their prison and they grabbed a couple of Al-Qaeda prisoners and they hanged 'em. And, by the way, that's the right way to say it. It's not correct to say they hung 'em. That's how you describe somebody's physiology. But you don't say somebody was hung unless you want to talk about the way they look. Really. Hanged is correct. I'm just telling you, if you say that Jordan went in there and...
  • Obama To Host American Muslims At The White House- Closed To The Press

    02/04/2015 11:28:16 AM PST · by Biggirl · 55 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 4, 2015 | Charles Spiering
    President Obama plans to meet with American Muslim leaders at the White House, the day after a video of a Jordanian pilot being burned alive was released by Islamic State terrorists.
  • Islamic State’s Killing of Jordanian Pilot Sparks Mideast Outrage

    02/04/2015 10:35:04 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    WSJ ^ | February 4, 2015 | By NOUR MALAS
    Brutal Tactics of Militant Group Have Startled Arab Nations BEIRUT—Outrage spread across the Arab world after the release of a video by Islamic State said to show the burning to death of a captive Jordanian pilot, raising alarm in the region over the militant group’s brutal tactics and startling Arab governments involved in the military campaign against it. The 22-minute video begins with footage of Jordanian involvement in a U.S.-led military coalition against Islamic State. It then shows what appears to be First Lt. Muath al-Kasasbeh describing Jordan’s military operations before he is burned alive inside a cage. Jordan’s government...
  • ISIS Burns Jordanian Pilot to Death

    02/04/2015 10:33:28 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/04/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    The failure of Obama’s “degrade and destroy” strategy The bloodthirsty barbarity of ISIS has reached a new low. A video released by the Islamic terror group shows captured Jordanian pilot, First Lt. Moaz al-Kasasbeh, inside a cage. A trail of lit gasoline eventually engulfs him in flame, burning him alive. Yesterday, this exercise in brute savagery was confirmed by the Jordanian government. They revealed that al-Kasasbeh was killed more than a month ago on Jan. 3, less than two weeks after his F-16 fighter jet went down over northern Syria on Dec. 24. This reality put a full stop on...
  • Terrorists and Our Idiot President

    02/04/2015 10:28:32 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/04/15 | Alan Caruba
    Thanks to Obama, our enemies have been emboldened, our allies confused. He's an idiot who lacks any grasp of history’s lessons. He's a coward who cannot be expected to seriously respond You know something is terribly wrong when three former Secretaries of State, Henry Kissinger, George Schultz and Madeleine Albright tell a Senate Armed Services Committee that the President of the United States is an idiot with no idea how to conduct foreign affairs. Well, they didn’t say it in those words, but that was pretty much the message. That was January 29. Two days earlier retired 4-Star General James...
  • You choose: Words in the air or boots on the ground

    02/04/2015 10:17:01 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Judi McLeod
    Burn the platforms of both the terrorists and the cowardly politicians who refuse to name them--and do it ASAP It’s not the cheering audience, including children who cheered the torching death of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh on big screen in de facto ISIS capital Raqqa headquarters, that’s the worst problem, it’s the politicians and mainstream media whose futile angry words rush in to immediately fill the vacuum after the slaughter of each and every ISIS victim. “A sickening video has emerged showing Islamic State supporters gathering to watch Moaz al-Kasasbeh being burnt alive on big screen in the centre of...
  • Jordanian king vows 'relentless' war on Islamic State's own ground

    02/04/2015 11:24:29 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 4, 2015 | BY SULEIMAN AL-KHALIDI
    (Reuters) - Jordan's King Abdullah vowed a "relentless" war against Islamic State on their own territory on Wednesday in response to a video published by the hard-line group showing a captured Jordanian pilot being burned alive in a cage. Jordan hanged two Iraqi jihadists, one a woman, on Wednesday and vowed to intensify military action against Islamic State. "We are waging this war to protect our faith, our values and human principles and our war for their sake will be relentless and will hit them in their own ground," state television quoted the king as saying during a security meeting....
  • Jordan is executing terrorists, Obama is releasing them back to the battlefield

    02/04/2015 4:56:43 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    2/4/15 | sff
    Seeing today that Jordan executed a couple terrorists today....while news trickles in how Obama RELEASES them. The media won't say this.
  • Jordan hangs 2 terrorists, vows 'earth-shaking' response to grisly ISIS video

    02/04/2015 9:52:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/04/2015
    Jordan hanged two terrorists early Wednesday, in a swift response to the release of a video showing ISIS burning alive a captured air force pilot, and vowed an “earth-shaking” response to the terror group’s sadistic slaughter. Jordan's King Abdullah, who was in Washington for a diplomatic mission when the video depicting the horrific death of Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh hit the Internet, met with lawmakers and then President Obama after getting word of Al-Kaseasbeh's death. Although the meetings were private, lawmakers said Abdullah, a former military general and special forces commander who has ruled the Arab nation since his father's death...
  • Crowds gather to watch the barbaric murder of Jordanian pilot on specially erected giant screens

    02/04/2015 6:45:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 116 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 4, 2015 | John Hall
    A sickening video has emerged showing crowds of Islamic State supporters watching the barbaric murder of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh on specially erected giant screens in the terror group's de facto capital Raqqa. The four minute video, titled 'Muslims' Joy at Burning of Jordanian Pilot', shows men and children gathering in the busy streets of the city to watch footage of Kasasbeh being burnt alive by terrorists. The crowd can be heard cheering and shouting religious slogans as the airman goes up in flames, before members of the crowd are interviewed and asked for their views on the atrocity, which...
  • Jordan hangs two terrorists in response to ISIS atrocities. What will Obama do?

    02/04/2015 6:14:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 4, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    Now we’re talking. After the unspeakable act of burning a Jordanian pilot alive was revealed this week, the people of Jordan rose up with the exact type of indignation and outrage which seems to be missing from the response in Washington. Last night two terrorists were hanged in reply to the actions of the terrorists. Jordan executed two Al Qaeda prisoners early Wednesday in response to a graphic video released by the ISIS terror group that showed a captured Jordanian pilot being burned alive in a cage. The release of the video sparked outrage and anti-ISIS demonstrations in Jordan, while...
  • ISIS Purifies Islam Through Fire

    02/04/2015 4:15:12 AM PST · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | February 4, 2015 | Dawn Perlmutter
    On Tuesday February 3, 2015 the Islamic State released a video showing Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, 26 being burned alive while locked in a metal cage. The 22 minute video includes footage of Jordan’s King Abdullah II declaring his support for the anti-ISIS coalition.
  • Jordanian king, Obama to meet after pilot's killing [QUICK PHOTO OP...IGNORES BIBI]

    02/04/2015 1:44:04 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    yahoo ^ | 2/3/15
    ....Obama will host Jordan's King Abdullah II later Tuesday in a hastily arranged meeting just hours after a video emerged of a caged Jordanian pilot being burned alive by the Islamic State group. The White House said Obama would welcome the king to the Oval Office at 6:00 pm (2300 GMT) as Islamic State militants drew international condemnation for killing the 26-year-old Maaz al-Kassasbeh.
  • Twitter: NHK: Jordan state TV announces they have executed Iraqi terrorist Sajida al-Rishawi

    NHK: Jordan state TV announces they have executed Iraqi terrorist Sajida al-Rishawi in response to killing of pilot Mu’ath al-Kaseasbeh— The Japan Times (@japantimes) February 4, 2015
  • Jordan executes 2 prisoners after ISIS video shows pilot being burned alive

    02/03/2015 9:49:28 PM PST · by Chuckster · 74 replies
    FOX News ^ | 2-4-2015 | Catherine Herridge and Nadiah Sarsour
    DEVELOPING: Jordan said it had executed 2 prisoners early Wednesday after a new video surfaced on the Internet Tuesday showing ISIS burning alive a Jordanian pilot the terror group had held since December.
  • Jordan executes 2 Iraqi prisoners in response to ISIS killing of pilot

    02/03/2015 9:45:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    JPOST.COM ^ | 2/3/15 | REUTERS
    AMMAN - Jordan has executed by hanging a jailed Iraqi woman militant whose release had been demanded by the Islamic State group that burnt a captured Jordanian pilot to death, a security source said on Wednesday. Responding to the killing of the pilot, whose death was announced on Tuesday, the Jordanian authorities also executed another senior al-Qaida prisoner sentenced to death for plots to wage attacks against the pro-Western kingdom in the last decade. Sajida al-Rishawi, the Iraqi woman militant, was sentenced to death for her role in a 2005 suicide bomb attack that killed 60 people. Ziyad Karboli, an...
  • Jordan announces execution of six ISIS prisoners ´within hours´ in retaliation after terrorists

    02/03/2015 5:32:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/3/15 | John Hall
    The depravity of the Islamic State terror group in Syria and Iraq plumbed new levels yesterday as it released a video showing Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh being burned alive while locked in a cage. The chilling footage, entitled ´Healing the Believers´ Chests´, shows the captured airman wearing an orange jumpsuit and seemingly doused in fuel as a trail of petrol leading up to the iron bars of the cage is seen being set alight. Flames are seen quickly spreading across the dirt to the cage, where they completely engulf the helpless pilot in images that are far too distressing to...
  • ANOTHER ISIS ATROCITY [Obama's JV-Team At Work!]

    02/03/2015 2:02:39 PM PST · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | February 03, 2015 | Tom Rogan
    FEBRUARY 3, 2015 ANOTHER ISIS ATROCITY LIEUTENANT AL-KASASBEH IS BURNED ALIVE. By Tom Rogan Lieutenant Moaz al-Kasasbeh saved many lives. Serving against the Islamic State (ISIS), he helped prevent the slaughter of thousands of innocent men. He helped prevent the capture and sexual slavery of thousands of women. And he helped preserve the better future of thousands of children. His time on earth was well spent, struggling against a death cult. Yet, by the way in which it has murdered him, the Islamic State has again made clear what choice it offers to the world: slavery or death. After flirting...
  • Jordan's King Slams 'Cowardly' ISIS After Pilot Executed

    02/03/2015 3:40:08 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/2/14 | Ben Ariel
    Jordan’s King Abdullah on Tuesday described the Islamic State (ISIS) as a “cowardly” organization, and added that its killing of pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh will only strengthen Jordanians. “We have received with all sorrow, grief and anger, the news of the martyrdom of the brave pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh, may Allah bless his soul, at the hand of the terrorist and cowardly Daesh organization, this criminal, stray gang that has nothing to do with our true religion,” the King said in a statement quoted by the Jordan Times and in which he used an Arabic acronym for ISIS. “At this difficult time,...
  • Jordan responds to ISIS murder of Pilot by announcing execution of jihadist prisoners

    02/03/2015 2:48:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/03/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    As responses to terrorism go, this one communicates commitment. After ISIS released video of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kassasbe’s murder by immolation — which apparently happened weeks ago — the kingdom of Jordan has announced that all jihadist prisoners will be executed as soon as possible, beginning at dawn tomorrow with the woman ISIS wanted released: Jordan will execute Wednesday an Iraqi would-be suicide bomber on death row and other jihadists after having vowed to avenge the murder of a Jordanian pilot by Islamic State jihadists, an official said.“The sentence of death pending on… Iraqi Sajida al-Rishawi will be carried...
  • Reports: Jordan Will Execute Imprisoned Terrorists After Country's Pilot Burned Alive

    02/03/2015 2:03:00 PM PST · by blam · 47 replies
    BI ^ | 2-3-2015 | Armin Rosen
    Armin Rosen Feburary 3, 2015 Jordan is responding swiftly to ISIS's claim that it has killed Moaz al-Kasasbe, a Jordanian pilot the group had been holding hostage. Sky News Arabia and AFP are reporting that the kingdom plans to execute prisoners including Sajida Rishawi, a would-be suicide bomber arrested in 2005 in connection with Al Qaeda in Iraq's attack on hotels in Amman that year which killed 60 people. While the news has not been confirmed, Randa Habib, a former Amman-based AFP journalist deeply sourced inside the Jordanian government, tweeted that Rishawi and Ziad Karbouli, a former top aide to...
  • Jordan to execute Sajida al-Rashawi and five others

    02/03/2015 11:09:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 112 replies
    Sky News ^ | February 3, 2015 | Staff
    Sky News reports Jordan will execute Iraqi prisoner Sajida al-Rahaswi and five others linked to terrorist organizations in the upcoming hours. After burning Lt. Mu'ath al-Kasasbeh alive in a metal cage, the Jordanian government has since declared its intent to avenge the fallen pilot.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Burned alive in a cage: ISIS release video [Jordanian pilot]

    02/03/2015 9:30:39 AM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 441 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 03, 2015 | John Hall
    Militants fighting for the Islamic State terror group in Syria and Iraq have released a video they claim shows Jordanian pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh being burnt alive while locked in a cage. The footage, which is titled 'Healing the Believers Chests' appears to show the captured airman wearing an orange jumpsuit as a trail of petrol leading up to the cage is seen being set alight. Flames are seen quickly spreading to the cage where they completely engulf the helpless pilot in images that are far too distressing to publish.
  • Isil kills Jordanian pilot

    02/03/2015 9:24:49 AM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 33 replies
    Video released
  • Islamic State reportedly burns Jordanian pilot to death

    02/03/2015 9:05:50 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 135 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | February 3, 2015 | Jonathan Beck
    The Islamic State terrorist group released a video Tuesday showing the burning to death of captured Jordanian pilot Lt. Moaz al-Kasasbeh, according to reports. Read more: Islamic State reportedly burns Jordanian pilot to death | The Times of Israel http://www.timesofisrael.com/zionist-camp-presents-social-agenda/#ixzz3QhchMa8m Follow us: @timesofisrael on Twitter | timesofisrael on Facebook
  • Jordanian government threatens to kill all Islamic State captives if their pilot is executed

    01/31/2015 10:07:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/31/2015 | Rick Moran
    The deadline has passed for a presumed hostage deal between Islamic State and Jordan that would have seen the release of an Iraqi woman terrorist by the Jordanians in exchange for a royal air force pilot and a Japanese civilian held by Islamic state. Jordan says that negotiations are continuing but are demanding proof of life before they release the terrorist. In fact, Islamic State has refused to say if they would release the pilot even if the terrorist were set free. Now the Jordanians are saying that if their pilot is executed, they will speed up the judicial process...
  • 'Kill our pilot and we'll execute ALL your prisoners': Jordan 'says it will hang its ISIS captives'

    01/30/2015 6:48:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 81 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 30, 2015 | Simon Tomlinson
    Jordan has threatened to fast-track the execution of a would-be suicide bomber the Islamic State is trying to free if the terror group kills its captured pilot, it was reported today. The government has apparently warned that Sajida al-Rishawi and other jailed ISIS commanders would be 'quickly judged and sentenced' in revenge for Muath al-Kaseasbeh's death. It comes after a deadline for a possible prisoner swap allegedly set by ISIS passed yesterday with no clue over the fate of al-Kaseasbeh or fellow Japanese hostage Kenji Goto. Intelligence sources said ISIS's refusal to prove that al-Kaseasbeh was alive meant any deal...
  • Who saw it coming: Jordan’s negotiations with ISIS over hostages collapse

    01/29/2015 12:41:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/29/2015 | Noah Rothman
    When the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria set terms for the release of a Jordanian fighter pilot captured when his plane was disabled over Syria, it was only marginally shocking that Jordan signaled it was willing to negotiate with ISIS fighters. That decision had some shock value not only because it is generally rare to see Western coalition partners negotiate with groups they admit to be terrorist organizations, but because the prisoner ISIS demanded in exchange was involved in one of the worst terrorist attacks in that countryÂ’s history. No sooner had bilateral negotiations between the Hashemite Kingdom...
  • Islamic State purportedly sets new deadline for hostage swap

    01/29/2015 12:45:54 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 29 2015 | Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Linda Sieg
    AMMAN/TOKYO - An audio message purportedly from a Japanese journalist being held by Islamic State militants said a Jordanian air force pilot also captured by the group would be killed unless an Iraqi female prisoner in Jordan was released by sunset on Thursday. The message appeared to postpone a previous deadline set on Tuesday in which the journalist, Kenji Goto, said he would be killed within 24 hours if the Iraqi was not freed. The latest audio recording, which could not be verified by Reuters, was posted on YouTube early on Thursday. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a...
  • Jordan agrees to prisoner swap with ISIS in deal that could free pilot, Japanese journalist

    01/28/2015 4:44:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 28, 2015
    Jordan has agreed to demands from ISIS that it release a female jihadist held since 2006, in a move that could free a Jordanian pilot captured in Syria last month and possibly a Japanese journalist who pleaded for his life in a video released by the terror group on Tuesday. Jordanian government spokesman Mohammed al-Momani said in a statement the nation was prepared to free Sajida al-Rishawi, who was convicted of taking part in a deadly hotel bombing, if the Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, is released unharmed. His comments were carried by Jordan's official Petra news agency. Although he...
  • After ISIS execution, angry King Abdullah quotes Clint Eastwood to U.S. lawmakers

    02/04/2015 10:10:19 AM PST · by Colehill1999 · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2-4-15 | Byron York
    He said there is going to be retribution like ISIS hasn't seen," said Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter Jr., a Marine Corps veteran of two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, who was in the meeting with the king. "He mentioned 'Unforgiven' and he mentioned Clint Eastwood, and he actually quoted a part of the movie." Hunter would not say which part of "Unforgiven" the king quoted, but noted it was where Eastwood's character describes how he is going to deliver his retribution. There is a scene in the picture in which Eastwood's character, William Munny, says, "Any man I...
  • After ISIS execution, angry King Abdullah quotes Clint Eastwood to U.S. lawmakers

    02/04/2015 4:58:04 AM PST · by Biggirl · 65 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 4, 2015 | Byron York
    Members of the House Armed Services Committee met with Jordan's King Abdullah Tuesday not long after news broke that ISIS had burned to death a Jordanian pilot captured in the fight against the terrorist group. In a private session with lawmakers, the king showed an extraordinary measure of anger — anger which he expressed by citing American movie icon Clint Eastwood.
  • After ISIS execution, angry King Abdullah quotes Clint Eastwood to U.S. lawmakers

    02/03/2015 10:09:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 65 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/3/15 | Byron York
    Members of the House Armed Services Committee met with Jordan´s King Abdullah Tuesday not long after news broke that ISIS had burned to death a Jordanian pilot captured in the fight against the terrorist group. In a private session with lawmakers, the king showed an extraordinary measure of anger — anger which he expressed by citing American movie icon Clint Eastwood. "He said there is going to be retribution like ISIS hasn´t seen," said Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter Jr., a Marine Corps veteran of two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, who was in the meeting with the king....
  • Michelle is not impressed: The First Lady does not look happy to be meeting Saudi king..

    01/27/2015 12:12:37 PM PST · by maggief · 188 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 27, 2015 | ASHLEY COLLMAN
    Michelle Obama did not look happy today when she had to cut short her visit to India to accompany her husband on a trip to a country where women aren't even allowed to drive cars. The First Lady bowed and beamed as she boarded Air Force One in New Dehli on Tuesday, but by the time she landed in Saudi Arabia a few hours later, she had traded her floral dress for a more conservative long-sleeved jacket and slacks - as well as a new scorned expression. In pictures at the airport and Egra Palace, Mrs Obama pursed her lips...
  • Powell blames Hamas, Islamic Jihad for Palestinians' situation

    06/22/2003 9:25:08 AM PDT · by veronica · 11 replies · 217+ views
    Haaretz ^ | June 21, 2003 | Arnon Regular, Yossi Verter, Shlomo Shamir
    DEAD SEA, Jordan - U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday he was concerned about the Israeli killing of a leading member of Hamas but nevertheless emphasized that Hamas and Islamic Jihad shoulder primary responsibility for the difficult situation facing the Palestinian people. Powell added that Middle East peace negotiators needed to keep working despite the killing of the Hamas leader in Hebron on Saturday at the hands of Israeli special police forces. "I regret we had an incident that could be an impediment to progress," he told a news conference after a meeting of the "Quartet" of key...
  • NBC’s Engel: King Abdullah ‘Could Not Stand President Obama’

    01/27/2015 6:29:55 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | Jan. 23, 2015 | Brendan Bordelon
    NBC’s Richard Engel found the White House’s glowing tribute to King Abdullah ironic, since the late Saudi leader “could not stand President Obama.” After the 90-year-old monarch passed away Thursday evening, the Obama administration released a statement praising the long-time American ally. “I have always valued King Abdullah’s perspective,” the president wrote, “and appreciated our genuine and warm friendship.” But Engel said that King Abdullah “did not like President Obama. In fact, a lot of people I know that are quite close to the late King Abdullah said that the king could not stand President Obama, because the president was...
  • Obama will travel to Saudi Arabia for King Abdullah's funeral (by skipping Taj Mahal visit)

    01/24/2015 3:05:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 24, 2015 | Jessica Taylor
    President Obama will forego a visit to the Taj Mahal during his visit to India in order to travel to Saudi Arabia for King Abdullah’s funeral, the White House announced early Saturday morning. Vice President Biden was initially scheduled to lead the U.S. delegation, but he will instead now remain in Washington and Obama will add the stop onto his return from India, where the president is embarking on a three-day trip to foster economic ties with the nation. “President Obama and the First Lady will travel to Riyadh on Tuesday, January 27 in order to pay respects to King...
  • Saudi oil policy 'just took turn for the worse'

    01/23/2015 10:47:10 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 29 replies
    CNBC ^ | 01/23/2015 | John Kilduff
    In earlier time, the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud would have rocked the oil market. The succession plan has always pointed in a direction away from U.S. interests and a turn toward an even harder line on Middle East issues. The antipathy toward Iran will be levered up, and the various Sunni-Shia battles will likely see greater escalation. Oil prices have quickly jumped $1.00 per barrel on the news in a knee-jerk reaction to the uncertainty. What is more likely is an even greater commitment to over supplying the market, in attempt to drive out...
  • Obama Lauds King’s ‘Courage of Convictions’; Biden to Lead U.S. Delegation to Saudi Arabia

    01/23/2015 8:45:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/23/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama hailed late Saudi King Abdullah, who died at age 90 after a battle with pneumonia, as leading the kingdom “through its emergence as a critical force within the global economy and a leader among Arab and Islamic nations.” “He took bold steps in advancing the Arab Peace Initiative, an endeavor that will outlive him as an enduring contribution to the search for peace in the region,” Obama said of the Saudi plan that would recognize Israel in exchange for concessions including pulling back to pre-1967 borders. “At home, King Abdullah’s vision was dedicated to the education of his...