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  • 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...
  • Daily Kos Writer: Republican Response to Paris Attacks 'More Tragic' Than Attacks Themselves

    11/24/2015 11:32:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 24, 2015 | Tom Johnson
    Liberals sometimes say that law enforcement’s approach to the Mafia offers a model for how to deal with jihadists, even though the latter tend not to limit their demands to protection money. This past Sunday, Egberto Willies of Daily Kos claimed that if terrorist attacks were “treated as they should be, like organized crime, it would neuter ISIS. After all…the group is no more powerful than a large band of thugs with weapons.” But crimefighting methods weren’t the main concern of Willies’s piece. Rather, it was his belief that “neocons” wish to exploit fear of terrorism in order to start a war which...
  • More Lame Virtue Signaling From President Faily McWorseThanCarter

    11/23/2015 5:06:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    Imagine our surprise to learn that America is morally obligated to take in every out-of-luck dude who wanders out of his hellhole of a country with a bindle, selfie stick and no wife or kids in sight. And the troubling likelihood that some portion of these largely military-age male refugees agrees with their countrymen that the only good American is a headless one is beside the point. You see, our Glorious Leader and his dwindling coterie of slobbering fans cannot possibly pass up this sweet chance to pose, posture, and preen as our moral superiors. It's no biggie if more...
  • TED CRUZ: This sentence perfectly sums up Obama's foreign policy

    11/17/2015 7:26:19 AM PST · by Isara · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 17, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas argued Monday that one line from President Barack Obama encapsulated both Obama's foreign policy and that of his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton.Cruz, a Republican presidential candidate, told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt that Obama's statement was a "stunning indictment" of the president's policies after last week's terrorist attacks in Paris.Obama made the remark at a news conference in Turkey earlier in the day:What I'm not interested in doing is posing or pursuing some notion of 'American leadership' or 'America winning,' or whatever other slogans they come up with that has no relationship to...
  • Sowell: Stop the Bleeding

    11/16/2015 10:28:11 AM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 17, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    There was a painful irony when France's immediate response to the terrorist attacks in Paris was to close the borders. If they had closed the borders decades ago, they might have avoided this attack. Someone once said that the First World War was the most stupid thing that European nations ever did. Countries on both sides of that war ended up worse off than before, whether they were on the winning side or the losing side. History may yet record that an even greater stupidity, with even more catastrophic consequences in the long run, was the European nations' decisions to...

    11/14/2015 10:23:21 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/14/2015 | Neil Munro
    As jihadis murdered more than 100 innocents in Paris, Matt Drudge used his twitter account to focus attention on President Barack Obama’s policy of encouraging Islamic migration into the United States. Since 2009, Obama has admitted more than 250,000 Muslims each year, via family reunification sought by new Muslim citizens and government invites to Muslims fleeing wars in the chaotic Islamic heartland of the Middle East. In 2013, for example, Obama’s government admitted 280,276 people from Muslim-majority countries where the notion of jihad against non-Muslims is a conventional belief. But many migrants have brought their belief in jihad into the...
  • The Republican War -- Over War Policy

    11/13/2015 7:19:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    Rand Paul had his best debate moment Tuesday when he challenged Marco Rubio on his plans to increase defense spending by $1 trillion. "You cannot be a conservative if you're going to keep promoting new programs you're not going to pay for," said Paul. Marco's retort triggered the loudest cheers of the night: "There are radical jihadists in the Middle East beheading people and crucifying Christians. The Chinese are taking over the South China Sea. ... the world is a safer and better place when America is the strongest military power in the world." Having called for the U.S. Navy...
  • Germany: Migration Crisis Becomes Public Health Crisis

    11/08/2015 5:18:08 AM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    Gatestone Institute. ^ | November 8, 2015 | Soeren Kern
    German hospitals are increasing security to protect doctors and nurses from violent attacks by migrants who are unhappy with the medical treatment they are receiving. Critics are warning that German taxpayers will end up paying billions of euros to provide healthcare for a never-ending wave of asylum seekers. This is in addition to the billions of euros already being spent to provide newcomers with food, clothing and shelter. In addition to the massive economic and social costs, as well as the burden of increased crime, including a rape epidemic, Germans are now facing the risk of being exposed to exotic...
  • Extensive interview with Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney

    11/07/2015 7:11:19 AM PST · by Randall_S · 8 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | November 7, 2015 | USA Transnational Report
    This interview with Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney was recorded this morning covers many pressing topics, including: - Russian downed plane and the response of Putin - The future of the Middle East - Obama's treatment and diminishing of the US military - Keystone XL Pipeline Listen here: http://usatransnationalreport.org/wp/2015/11/04/usa-transnational-report-november-7-2015-with-tom-mcinerney/
  • No peace in his time: Obama administration says Middle East won't be resolved by 2017

    11/06/2015 5:19:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/06/15 | J. Taylor Rushing
    Ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington next week, the Obama administration privately and publicly has conceded that a lasting peace in the Mideast isn't possible before he leaves office in 2017. Administration officials said in a conference call on Thursday that Obama will likely press Netanyahu to sustain efforts that could someday allow Israel and the Palestinians to co-exist in a two-state situation. But such a situation is beyond hope to occur in the 14 months before Obama steps down as president in January 2017.
  • Ted Cruz Just Made A HUGE Move Against The Muslim Brotherhood!

    11/04/2015 1:00:18 PM PST · by Isara · 51 replies
    Political Insider ^ | 11/4/2015 | TPIWriter
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is a conservative candidate for President. He just announced he’s leading an effort in both houses of Congress to OFFICIALLY list the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization.With major support in Congress, this legislation would force the State Department and other federal agencies to determine if the Muslim Brotherhood officially meet the requirements to be a terrorist organization… which they most certainly do! However, "if the Secretary of State determines that the Muslim Brotherhood does not meet the criteria," it must submit to Congress "a detailed justification as to which criteria have not been met," according...
  • Muslim migrants moved into German churches – pews, alters, crosses removed

    10/29/2015 10:55:11 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | October 29, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Nothing is sacred. They are moving Germans out of their homes to accommodate the invaders. They are housing the migrants at Buchenwald and Dachau. Now this. Despite the ongoing harassment of and violence against Middle Eastern Christians by Muslim migrants, these very same migrants are being moved into churches which necessitates the removal of the cross, the altar, the pulpit and the seats. Will the church vet the Muslims who took part in the genocide of Christians in the Middle East? Translation of this article in the Handelsblatt.com:
  • The Media Line: Giving Americans a Crucial Understanding of News From Israel and The Middle East

    10/27/2015 1:36:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 27, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    I went to Israel for the first time last summer during a six-day trip with the National Religious Broadcasters. I was there at the height of the rocket campaign against Israel by Hamas in the Gaza strip. Israel's response to the rockets, which totaled in the thousands by the end of the summer, became known as Operation Protective Edge. While I was in Jerusalem, I had the honor of meeting Felice Friedson and her husband Michael of The Media Line, a non-profit news outlet founded 16 years ago and based in Israel with reporters working around the world. Felice is...
  • Presser: Synod Fathers Will Issue Statement on Families in Middle East (and more)

    10/24/2015 8:01:24 AM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    Aletelia ^ | October 23, 2015 | DIANE MONTAGNA
    VATICAN CITY — The synod fathers meeting in the Vatican are expected to issue an official statement on Saturday concerning families in the Middle East.Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ, made the announcement at Friday’s midday synod briefing. He also provided details on Friday’s morning session, saying it was dedicated to free interventions, observations, and suggested changes to the draft document delivered to the synod fathers on Thursday evening.A total of 51 interventions were delivered at the morning session, Fr. Lombardi reported, describing them as varied and noting that “a certain number of them focused on the discussion between...
  • Crazy Like a Fox - What Netanyahu's "gaffe" about the Mufti and the Holocaust accomplished

    10/24/2015 2:01:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Front Page ^ | October 23, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    Due to his gaffe, every Western media outlet reported on Husseinis actions. Some even mentioned that in his PhD dissertation, current Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said the Holocaust was both a myth and a joint Zionist-Nazi project. For most Westerners, this is the first theyve heard of the fact that the Palestinians George Washington was a Nazi war criminal. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is crazy like a fox. Netanyahus assertion on Tuesday before the World Zionist Congress that the founder of the Palestinian people, Haj Amin al-Husseini, convinced Adolf Hitler to eradicate rather than expel the Jews of Europe was...
  • Report: US Spied On Israel, Prepared To Destroy Israeli Bombers To Protect Iran

    10/23/2015 4:22:46 AM PDT · by Strategy · 50 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | October 23, 2015 | By: Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    US moved carriers into the region to prevent Israeli craft from attacking suspected Iranian nuclear plant. In an explosive report we learn that ever since 2012, the United States has been spying on Israel in order to prevent the Jewish State from attacking suspected Iranian nuclear sites, according to Friday's Wall Street Journal. The White House had sent an additional aircraft carrier to the region after learning that Israeli aircraft had flown into Iranian airspace in what U.S. officials feared was a test run for an attack on Iran's Fordow plant. The carriers had attack aircraft on board prepared to...
  • Annals of Retreat

    10/22/2015 7:40:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    "For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?" -- 1 Corinthians, 14:8 As it turns out, our president and commander in chief can face reality -- if he absolutely has to, and for the shortest time he can stand. Like a patient in the dentist's chair who just wants out. So even while announcing that he was going to reverse course in Afghanistan (again) and keep American troops there after all, The Hon. Barack Obama let the world (and the enemy) know that our forces would stay in that country only until 2017....
  • The U.S. should prioritize Christian refugees who face genocide

    10/16/2015 2:53:38 PM PDT · by DGA · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 101615 | Gary Bauer
    Millions of Syrians have fled their homes amid civil war, flooding Europe and causing a refugee crisis not seen since the end of World War II. Recently, the Obama administration announced its intention to resettle at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in the United States over the next year, an increase from fewer than 2,000 this year. That number could rise to as many as 100,000 refugees by 2017. Overall, the United States takes in roughly 70,000 refugees a year, and some activists are calling for that number to be raised to 200,000. Some experts have said allowing in so many...
  • Obama Withdraws Aircraft Carrier Support From Middle East Just As Russia Unveils Its Syrian Airbase

    10/16/2015 9:50:37 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/16/15 | Tyler Durden
    One glance at the map below, showing the current distribution of U.S. naval assets, reveals something that has almost never happened at any time in the past decade: As the map shows, US aircraft carrier, CVN 71 Theodore Roosevelt is currently on its way out of the Persian Gulf, leaving just the LHD-2 Essex Amphibious Warfare ship group to defend the Persian Gulf and more importantly, leaving the hotly contested middle east without U.S. carrier-based air support for the first time in years. How did this happen? According to USNI News, the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group left U.S. 5th...

    10/16/2015 3:35:40 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | October 15, 2015 | Bruce Thornton
    Many of our policy debates and conflicts both domestic and foreign call on history to validate their positions. At home, crimes from the past like slavery and legal segregation are used to justify present policies ranging from racial set asides to housing regulations long after those institutions have been dismantled. Abroad, our jihadist enemies continually evoke the Crusades, colonialism, and imperialism as justifications for their violence. Yet the history used in such fashion is usually one-sided, simplistic, or downright false. Nor is the reason hard to find: as we read in 1984, Who controls the past . . . controls...
  • Saving One Life At A Time: Meet Hans Erling Jensen, a 21st Century Schindler

    10/13/2015 7:27:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/13/2015 | Phyllis Chesler
    I met Hans Erling Jensen for dinner in Copenhagen this past summer. I knew him by reputation as one of Europes extraordinary Free Speech and anti-censorship stalwarts, one of a handful of brave Danes, Swedes, Norwegians, and Hollanders. As he says, his closest friends are on Al-Qaedas and ISISs hit lists. Once, Jensen, 65, was a businessman. And thenhe saw the light and began applying his economic savvy to certain political issues. He is a man of action. Once he analyzes a problem, he does something about it. He is funding an orphanage and school in Katmandu and is...
  • The Road to Middle East Perdition [Obamas Middle East Blunders, Putins Gains]

    10/13/2015 4:32:41 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 41 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/13/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    From reset to the Iran deal, Obamas mistakes are so comprehensive they almost look deliberate. How did Vladimir Putin with his country reeling from falling oil prices, possessing only a second-rate military, in demographic free-fall, and suffering from an array of international sanctions find himself the new play-maker of the Middle East? Putins ascendency was not foreordained. It followed a series of major U.S. miscalculations and blunders of such magnitude that it almost seems they must have been deliberate. What exactly was our road to perdition in the Middle East?1. Reset with Putin When Barack Obama came into...
  • The Middle East in 2015 Is a Lot Like Europe in 1914

    10/10/2015 1:14:00 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Slate ^ | 08 October 2015 | Fred Kaplan
    Watching the events cascading in Syria makes it eerily easy to see how the political elites of 1914 stumbled into World War I while believing they were pursuing a sensible set of national interests. The parallels are far from precise. The alliances bonding the players in todays Middle East arent as interlocking as those in early 20th-century Europe. The war-mobilizing machinery isnt as rigid. And, of course, todays leaders have the precautionary example of World War I to rivet their attention: They know the pitfalls of escalation and the tragic consequences of unbounded warfarethough people dont always heed the lessons...
  • EMET praises legislation by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) to designate Irans Islamic Revolutionary....

    10/09/2015 1:23:00 PM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    The Endowment for Middle East Truth ^ | Oct 8, 2015 | The Endowment for Middle East Truth
    EMET praises legislation by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a recognized, foreign terrorist organization. (Washington, DC, October 8, 2015) – Today, the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) strongly endorsed Senator Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) legislation, S. 2094, which urges the U.S. State Department to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization. Similar legislation was proposed in the U.S. House by Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX). The passage of this legislation would limit the benefits the IRGC is set to receive from the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA)...
  • Donald Trump Gets Saddam Hussein and the Mideast Wrong

    10/09/2015 6:46:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/09/2015 | David French
    Speaking Tuesday night to Brett Baier, Donald Trump sounded more like Democrats Sheila Jackson Lee and Dennis Kucinich than like the Republican front-runner for president. Asked whether he stood behind his 2008 interview where he said it would have been a “wonderful thing” if Nancy Pelosi had attempted to impeach President George W. Bush, Trump said this: “I think he was a disaster and I think it was one of the worst decisions ever made. [He] has totally destabilized the Middle East. If you had Saddam Hussein, you wouldn’t have the problems you have right now.” I’m sorry, but...
  • Does Obamas Policy In The Middle East Help Establish the Caliphate?

    10/07/2015 9:59:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/07/15 | Robert Klein Engler
    Still, many believe Obama is not a Muslim, and is not hostile to Israel. If he is not, what then is the motive of a US foreign policy that helps ISIS revive the Caliphate and threatens Israel with nuclear destruction? Events in the Middle East are complicated. It is often difficult to keep tract of the moves made by both state actors and state leaders. Here are a some points to keep in mind as we attempt to piece together reports in the media and stories researched online about developments in the volatile part of the world. In June of...
  • 9 attempts to explain the crazy complexity of the Middle East

    10/07/2015 8:08:59 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01 October 2015 | Adam Taylor
    The Middle East is complicated. The religious, social and political cleavages of the region are myriad and hard to succinctly sum up. How do you untangle the Israeli-Palestinian situation, or explain the divide between Sunni Islam and Shia Islam, or square those who favor political Islam with those who favor secular government? Where do other religious and political minorities fit in? And where do big powers outside the region, most obviously the United States, exert influence? Last summer, a reader of the Financial Times tried to make sense of the Middle East with a widely shared letter to the editor:
  • Saudi opposition clerics make sectarian call to jihad in Syria

    10/05/2015 7:33:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 5, 2015 | Angus McDowall
    Dozens of Islamist Saudi Arabian clerics have called on Arab and Muslim countries to "give all moral, material, political and military" support to what they term a jihad, or holy war, against Syria's government and its Iranian and Russian backers. Although the clerics who signed the online statement are not affiliated with the government, their strong sectarian and anti-Christian language reflects mounting anger among many Saudis over Russian and Iranian involvement in Syria's civil war. Russia last week started air strikes against Syrian opposition targets that it describes as aimed at weakening the jihadist Islamic State group, a move Riyadh...
  • Caller puts it ALL into perspective on the Middle East and the US Govt

    10/05/2015 7:29:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    I wonder if this guy is a Freeper? Anyhow, this caller "Burt" from Utah on a National Radio Talk Show, the Savage Nation really lays it out nicely about everything in the Middle East. You can doubt him if you want, but I believe "Burt" nailed it on the head. Starts at 1 hour and 24 minutes, goes through a break (don't worry there are no commercials), and the guy is still there. Just listen to it and let me know what you think.
  • Trump: Middle East Would Be More Stable With Saddam Hussein and Gadhafi In Power

    10/05/2015 7:26:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/05/2015 | Ali Vitali
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, when asked if he believes the Middle East would be better today if Moammar Gadhafi of Libya and Saddam Hussein of Iraq were still in power, responded, "It's not even a contest." He related the situations in both of those countries with what is currently happening in Syria and seemed to endorse a stronger President Bashar Assad, even while admitting that he is "probably a bad guy." "You can make the case, if you look at Libya, look at what we did there it's a mess if you look at Saddam Hussein with...
  • Fiorina: Us Should Secure No-fly Zone Around US Backed Anti-assad Rebels, Be Prepared To Use Force

    10/01/2015 7:19:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/30/15 | IAN HANCHETT
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina argued the US should secure a no-fly zone around anti-Assad rebel forces that were supporting and be prepared to use force against Russia if need be on Wednesdays Hannity on the Fox News Channel. Fiorina said, Well, first, we know whats going on. Syria and Russia, who have had a longstanding relationship, Iran, and Iraq, are forming an unholy alliance. Russias intentions are to shore up, and stabilize the Assad regime. ISIS is sort of a camouflage. There is no doubt, that Russia will be conducting airstrikes against anti-Assad rebels, whether or not they happen...
  • We Are Watching The Lost The Entire Middle East To Russia & Iran

    10/01/2015 11:24:25 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 57 replies
    We Are Watching The Lost The Entire Middle East To Russia & Iran The Administration did not destroy ISIS when we had the chance. Russia is now going to destroy ISIS in no time flat with the help of Iran. Russia and Iran will probably control Iraq, Syria, and who knows what other countries?
  • USA Transnational Report - Weekly News Analysis Radio

    09/26/2015 9:00:52 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | September 26, 2015 | USA Transnational Report
    What's the fastest way to digest the week's biggest stories? USA Transnational Report gives you a 55-minute podcast of world events from the American conservative perspective. USA Transnational Report 9-26-2015 The Papal Visit to the United States John Boehners Resignation Who could replace him? U.N.s New Universal Agenda for Humanity Scott Walkers Comments on Donald Trump Germanys car industry in turmoil because of the EPA Middle East Update Listen here: http://www.spreaker.com/user/jjmccartney/usa-transnational-report-9-26-2015
  • Israel to request exclusive use of F-35 in Middle East

    09/25/2015 5:40:32 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Flightglobal ^ | 25 SEPTEMBER, 2015 | ARIE EGOZI
    Israel is expected to request exclusive access, among Middle Eastern nations, to some US technologies including the Lockheed Martin F-35 as part of a "compensation package" being sought following Washington's support earlier this year for a lifting of economic and trade sanctions on Iran. Likely equipment requests involve additional F-35s, Boeing KC-46A tankers, Bell Boeing V-22 tiltrotors and advanced precision-guided weapons which have yet to be exported by the USA, including bunker-busting weapons. Israel also wants to acquire undisclosed electronic systems that would be crucial to maintain its ability to perform long-range strike missions. The nation's defence ministry...
  • Five Things Pope Francis Needs To Know Before He Addresses Congress

    09/24/2015 1:43:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 24, 2015 | James Delingpole
    1. There are bigger, more pressing problems than climate change No, really, there are. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), the congressman who is boycotting the papal address because he thinks the Pope is behaving like a leftist politician gives some excellent examples here. Foremost, surely, is the persecution and murder of Christians (and other minorities) in Africa and the Middle East by Islamist groups such as Boko Haram and ISIS. If the Pope isnt going to stick up for his flock in times of crisis what exactly is the point of the Papacy?
  • Gulf Arabs oppose Russia role in Syria, still bent on Assad's ouster

    09/22/2015 8:33:54 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 15 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:29am EDT | William Maclean
    Russia's military intervention in support of President Bashar al-Assad has dismayed Gulf Arab enemies of the Syrian leader who say it will prolong the war and keep Syria firmly in the orbit of their arch regional rival Iran. Russia says it is providing arms to the Syrian leader, a longtime ally, and has sent servicemen to advise on their use in the fight against Islamic State (IS) and other jihadist groups. Moscow has also staged naval exercises off Syria. Washington, which opposes both IS and Assad, says Moscow has also sent fighter jets, tanks and other heavy equipment to Syria....

    09/20/2015 10:41:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 44 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 20, 2015 | Neil Munro
    Donald Trump is hitting back twice as hard as Democrats led by the White House attack him for not rebuking a town-hall questioner who declared that President Barack Obama is a Muslim. The bigger issue is that Obama is waging a war against Christians in this country, Trump tells The New York Times.
  • Hungary's Foreign Minister Warns of Up to 35 Million Migrants Coming to Europe

    09/20/2015 2:55:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Macedonian Independent ^ | September 18, 2015
    The Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said that 30 to 35 million refugees are heading towards Europe, and this was the reason why boosting the border control had key importance. In an interview with the Magyar Idok newspaper, Szijjarto stressed that the EU has neglected the protection of its borders and that EU leaders are afraid to call the situation with its real name, because it is much easier to criticize those who do the work. According to the Hungarian foreign minister, the European leaders are acting on the grounds of false information shared by international media. He said that...
  • Christians are being persecuted throughout the world

    09/18/2015 8:34:42 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/18/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Christians are under attack; not for anything that they have done, but simply for being Christians. The past few years have seen a marked increase in the persecution of Christians in every area of the Middle East and Africa. There are millions facing harassment, discrimination and even death for adhering to a religion which has been followed for centuries. Christian villages have existed in the Middle East since the birth of Christ. And now, because of the apathy of the worlds government and governments of the world, they are under attack like never before. A report by the Catholic charity...

    09/17/2015 3:11:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 17, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    As refugees from the Middle East flood the West, a number of countriesincluding Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Cyprus, and Australiaare defying political correctness by wanting to accept Christian refugees only.
  • The Thing Glenn Beck doesn't get about Christian Churches vs. Mormonism

    09/14/2015 8:05:25 AM PDT · by SoCalTransplant · 31 replies
    Glenn Beck said a very revealing thing on the radio today, which illustrates the difference between Mormonism and Christianity. He was talking about speaking at a Baptist Church this weekend on his Never Again is Now campaign. And as usual, he was making the case that Christian churches should align with him on his refugee campaign to bring thousands of middle eastern refugees (he says Christians only, although he openly says he'd like to bring in muslims if he could only tell the good ones from the bad ones). And in the course of his speech he expressed frustration with...
  • Egypt says 12 Mexican tourists killed by security forces in accidental shooting

    09/14/2015 4:32:41 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 18 replies
    Fox News and AP ^ | 14 Sep 15 | AP Staff
    <p>At least 12 people were killed and 10 injured in Egypt's southwestern desert Sunday when security forces mistakenly fired on a group of Mexican tourists, Egyptian officials said.</p> <p>The Mexican Foreign Ministry confirmed the incident and said at least two of the dead were Mexican nationals. It said in a statement that the victims were still being identified, and Foreign Ministry personnel were working with the families of the victims.</p>
  • Iran Says Finds Unexpectedly High Uranium Reserve

    09/12/2015 5:02:20 AM PDT · by edpc · 60 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 12 Sept 2015 | Reuters
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has discovered an unexpectedly high reserve of uranium and will soon begin extracting the radioactive element at a new mine, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization said on Saturday.
  • September 11, 2001: What did we learn?

    09/11/2015 6:44:33 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 66 replies
    Me | Pontiac
    On September 11, 2001 nine Muslim fundamentalist boarded four commercial aircraft. These Muslim fundamentalist then proceeded to hijack these aircraft with nothing more than box cutters. Having taken control of the aircraft having murdered the flight crew these Muslim fundamentalist went on to murder nearly 3000 United States citizens and residents. Now 14 years later perhaps it is appropriate to ask; what lessons have we learned from that day? My answer is; not much. Just two days ago our government announced that we, the United States, would take in 'our share' 70,000 or more 'refugees' from the Middle East. Most...
  • Hillary Goes All In on Iran Nuke Deal - A profile in cowardice [speaks of "bending the rules"]

    09/09/2015 10:21:20 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Front Page ^ | September 10, 2015 | Joseph Klein
    In her speech, Clinton predicted that Iran will test the next president and see how far they can bend the rules of the JCPA agreement. If there is one thing Hillary knows all about, it is how far one can go to the bend the rules. Demonstrating her profile in cowardice, Hillary Clinton waited to explain in detail her support for President Obama's disastrous nuclear deal with Iran until it no longer mattered politically what she said. She held back until Obama had secured enough support from Democrats to sustain a veto of a resolution of disapproval of the deal...
  • Story Begins To Unravel About Drowned Syrian Boy

    09/08/2015 4:11:28 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 7, 2015 | Kerry Picket
    Details about the Syrian family of the three-year old boy, who drowned as they made their way to Europe from Turkey on a small dingy, began to emerge recently and some things do not add up. According to The Wall Street Journal, Abdullah Kurdi, the little boys father, was living in a relatively safe area in a Turkish town for three years while working on construction sites for 50 Turkish lira (roughly $17) a day. However, Kurdi told a Syrian radio station it was not enough to support himself and his family and he relied on his sister Tima Kurdi,...
  • Sowell: The Past and Future of the Refugee Crisis

    09/07/2015 12:17:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 8, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    The refugee crisis in Europe is one of those human tragedies for which there are no real solutions, despite how many shrill voices in the media may denounce those who fail to come up with a solution. Some options may be better than others, but there is nothing that can honestly be called a solution. Nevertheless many countries, including the United States, could do a lot better. The immediate problems are the masses of desperate men, women and children, fleeing from the wars and terrorism of the Middle East, who are flooding into Europe. But the present crisis cannot be...
  • Feldman: Western Civilization: The Final Frontier?

    09/06/2015 11:43:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 6, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    Remember the emotional gambits used to sell ObamaCare? I do. I still laugh at the nonsensical stupidity of some of them -- like appealing to our heartstrings with examples like the woman who claimed shed been forced to wear her dead sisters dentures. Or Sandra Flukes soulful appeal for her coed friends who didnt have a spare $9 a month for birth control pills. Fall for tales like this in haste. Repent at leisure. The president has just rewritten ObamaCare regulations to now require insurers cover (very expensive) transgender operations. These coverage provisions -- instead of the major medical coverage...
  • IS Destroys Ancient Catholic Monastery in Syria

    08/21/2015 12:17:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    MSN News ^ | 8/21
    Islamic State militants have destroyed an ancient monastery in the central Syrian province of Homs, according to a monitor and pictures published by the jihadist group. "The Islamic State group yesterday used bulldozers to destroy the Mar Elian monastery in Al-Qaryatain, in Homs province," said Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdel Rahman. He said the militants demolished the Syriac Catholic monastery "on the pretext that it was used for worshipping others than God."
  • Hey THE Donald, Ask Jeb What He'll Do to Help Middle-Eastern Christians

    08/20/2015 5:34:00 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 8 replies
    Twitter | 8/20/2015 | Charles O'Connell
    We wouldn't have to be talking about Middle-Eastern de-Christianization if Bush-43 hadn't had a personal messianic vision of democratizing the region. Can't Jeb Bush be asked what he intends to do to help Christians?@realDonaldTrump you could really help MiddleEastern Christians if you'd ask Jeb Bush what he will do to help them, since it's all W's fault