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  • Life and Death in Iraq (Christians and Yezidis)

    07/02/2015 11:24:24 AM PDT · by xzins · 3 replies
    Good News ^ | 29 Jun 15 | Jeff Gardner
    By Jeff Gardner -Last August, Joseph received the news he had feared for weeks: The armies of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, had invaded the region of Sinjar in western Iraq, the place where he and tens of thousands of Yezidis had lived for centuries. When Joseph got word that ISIS fighters were headed towards his home village of Tillqasab, he panicked — although he had left years ago, his elderly father still lived in the village. Arriving at the outskirts of town, Joseph realized that he was too late — Tillqasab had already fallen...
  • U.S. Weighs Military Rescue Mission for Yazidi Refugees

    08/12/2014 6:31:36 PM PDT · by kristinn · 77 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Updated 8:40 p.m. ET | Dion Nissenbaum
    The U.S. is weighing a military mission in Iraq to rescue thousands of Yazidi refugees, a move that risks putting American forces in direct confrontation with Sunni fighters for the Islamic State. The proposal is still under development and hasn't been approved by President Barack Obama. U.S. officials said the rescue mission is one of many options the U.S. military is weighing after dropping food and water to dying refugees over the past six days. "People are looking at ways to do something more than just drop water and supplies," one senior U.S. official said. "You can only do that...
  • Obama, the Islamic State and Christian Crucifixions (Part 1)

    08/19/2014 3:56:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    Pundits and news agencies have questioned the validity of reports that the Islamic State is beheading children in its conquest of Syria and Iraq. But there is one fact that can't be contested: The Sunni-dominated al-Qaida splinter group is on a war rampage using some of the most heinous and barbaric means to exterminate anyone who opposes it, particularly Christians. In 2011, President Barack Obama declared, "The long war in Iraq will come to an end by the end of this year." The only thing he didn't count on was that the terrorist enemies of the U.S. decided not to...
  • "Mr. President, About That Fellow On The Balcony In Mosul..."

    08/15/2014 4:22:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    First Appearance of ISIS Caliph Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi (English Subtitles) So overnight the crisis on Mount Sinjar is, well, over. The president's vacation may now continue uninterrupted by videos on CNN of kids being tossed into helicopters that land briefly, are overwhelmed by a mob, and fly away with a cohort of sobbing women and children. The world's media has been dismissed by U.S. officials speaking on background to the New York Times. No more fall of Saigon analogies please! The Times' references to "the secret team of Marines and Special Operations forces [that] were already on Mount Sinjar,...
  • Peshmerga finally liberate Yazidis from ISIS after four-month siege

    12/19/2014 1:00:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/19/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Remember the Yazidis? The last we heard about them from the Obama administration, the religious minority had been largely rescued from the genocidal maniacs of ISIS, which had trapped most of them on Mount Sinjar without food and water. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case; thousands of them remained trapped and re-encircled, as the Washington Post reported at the time while the White House insisted any further rescue missions were unnecessary.Four months later, the Kurdish peshmerga finally got them off the mountain:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO A lightning two-day attack by Kurdish peshmerga forces broke the siege of Mount...
  • IS Jihadists Kill 80 Yazidis in Northern Iraq

    08/16/2014 10:01:44 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-16-14 | Elad Benari, Canada
    Islamists from the Islamic State (IS) killed 80 members of Iraq's Yazidi minority in a northern village on Friday, sources told Fox News. The Kurdish-speaking ethnic and religious group, which numbers in the hundreds of thousands in Iraq, has been persecuted in the north by IS, with at least 500 killed prior to Friday's news, according to Iraq's human rights minister. The latest killings came just a day after President Obama said U.S. air strikes and humanitarian aid drops on Sinjar mountain, where thousands of Yazidi have been stranded in an Islamic State siege had been ended. "They arrived in...
  • 'Free Sinjar' push to take back town from ISIS in Iraq begins

    11/11/2015 8:58:29 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | November 11, 2015 | By Tim Lister and Nick Paton Walsh
    A push to take back the Iraqi town of Sinjar from ISIS by Peshmerga forces has begun, the Kurdistan Region Security Council said Thursday. "Operation Free Sinjar will include up to 7,500 Peshmerga from three fronts to cordon off Sinjar city, take control of ISIL's strategic supply routes and establish a significant buffer zone to protect the city and its inhabitants from incoming artillery," the council statement said. Coalition warplanes will provide close air support to Peshmerga forces throughout the operation, it said. The world watched in horror last year as some 50,000 Yazidis scrambled up Mount Sinjar in northern...
  • You Must be Likud! (Anti-Jewish rhetoric infects the West)

    05/19/2004 10:51:36 AM PDT · by Akira · 12 replies · 36+ views
    National Review Online ^ | May 19, 2004 | Michael Rubin
    Discussing Iraq last month on Washington Journal, C-SPAN's live call-in program, two callers one American and one British telephoned to ask whether I was Jewish. I am and said so. Both suggested that Jews were responsible for sending American soldiers into harms way. This was ironic since I volunteered for duty in Iraq, and then lived outside the security parameters enjoyed by other Coalition employees. One questioned whether I was part of a secret cabal operating for other than American interests. At the suggestion that his question might be anti-Semitic, the caller insisted my religion was a valid...
  • The muddled strategy of Jubilation T. Obama

    09/20/2014 10:52:32 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 20, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Obamacontinues to insist on leading from behind; that's the most He can do. Who in his right mind would follow Him were He to try to lead from the front?"Moderate" IslamistsCommander in Chief Juilation T. Cornpone Obama, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and Hero of the Obama Nation, has His own ideas about the "non-Islamic" Islamic State (IS) with which He is or isn't at war (or going to war) with the help of "moderate" Islamists. It is not out of ignorance that President Obama and Secretary Kerry are denying the Islamic roots of the Islamic State jihadists. As I argued...
  • 'I met my IS captor on a German street'

    08/17/2018 3:07:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    bbc ^ | 08/17/2018 | Victoria Bisset & Lyse Doucet
    Ashwaq was only 14 when Islamic State fighters stormed into northern Iraq, including the heartland of the Yazidi people. They took thousands of women as sex slaves, including Ashwaq - sold for $100 to a man named Abu Humam. Raped and beaten, she managed to escape three months later and then went to Germany with her mother and one brother. A few months ago, on the street outside a supermarket, she heard someone call out her name. She says it was Abu Humam - and he said he knew where she lived. Dzen Tekkal, an activist and the founder of...
  • Trump Calls Off Cold War II

    07/17/2018 5:25:07 AM PDT · by TheConservator · 33 replies
    WND ^ | 07/16/2018 | Pat Buchanan
    Beginning his joint press conference with Vladimir Putin, President Trump declared that U.S. relations with Russia have never been worse. He then added pointedly, that just changed about four hours ago. It certainly did. With his remarks in Helsinki and at the NATO summit in Brussels, Trump has signaled a historic shift in U.S. foreign policy that may determine the future of this nation and the fate of his presidency. He has rejected the fundamental premises of American foreign policy since the end of the Cold War and blamed our wretched relations with Russia not on Vladimir Putin, but squarely...
  • Trump calls off Cold War II

    07/16/2018 8:44:21 PM PDT · by Mariner · 70 replies
    Worldnetdaily ^ | July 16th, 2018 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Beginning his joint press conference with Vladimir Putin, President Trump declared that U.S. relations with Russia have never been worse. He then added pointedly, that just changed about four hours ago. It certainly did. With his remarks in Helsinki and at the NATO summit in Brussels, Trump has signaled a historic shift in U.S. foreign policy that may determine the future of this nation and the fate of his presidency. He has rejected the fundamental premises of American foreign policy since the end of the Cold War and blamed our wretched relations with Russia not on Vladimir Putin, but squarely...
  • The Never-Trumpers Are Never Coming Back

    07/06/2018 12:57:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 120 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2018 | Pat Puchanan
    With never-Trump conservatives bailing on the GOP and crying out for the Party of Pelosi to save us, some painful truths need to be restated. The Republican Party of Bush I and II, of Bob Dole and John McCain, is history. It's not coming back. Unlike the Bourbons after the Revolution and the Terror, after Napoleon and the Empire, no restoration is in the cards. It is over. The GOP's policies of recent decades -- the New World Order of George H.W. Bush, the crusades for democracy of Bush II -- failed, and are seen as having failed. With...
  • WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA POSTREL? Who speaks for libertarianism the Old Right or the Neocon Clones?

    04/08/2002 10:13:00 AM PDT · by H.R. Gross · 25 replies · 17+ views
    Antiwar.com ^ | April 8, 2002 | Justin Raimondo
    Behind the Headlines by Justin RaimondoAntiwar.com April 8, 2002 WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA POSTREL?Post-9/11: Who speaks for libertarianism the Old Right or the Neocon Clones? A note from the author: I apologize, in advance, for the sheer length of this column, but since it addresses the sell-out of basic libertarian principles by people and institutions who purport to speak in its name, I thought it important to address these questions thoroughly, with extensive quotations from those I name. Too bad, in attacking Antiwar.com, these pathetic losers didn't do the same but then what can one expect from craven...
  • Tucker Carlson Goes on Epic Rant Against War in Syria

    04/10/2018 7:07:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Youtube ^ | 04/09/18 | iBankCoin
    Winship on another level.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0niyl-vDBk
  • The Motives Behind the Massacre

    02/16/2018 5:37:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    "Enough is enough!" "This can't go on!" "This has to stop!" These were among the comments that came through the blizzard of commentary after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County. We have heard these words before. Unfortunately, such atrocities are not going to stop. For the ingredients that produce such slaughters are present and abundant in American society. And what can stop a man full of hate, who has ceased to care about his life and is willing to end it, from getting a weapon in a country of 300 million guns and killing as...
  • Poll: Americans Increasingly Supportive of Tariffs to Protect U.S. Against Globalization

    02/07/2018 9:00:48 AM PST · by mac_truck · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/6/18 | John Binder
    Americans are increasingly supportive of tariffs on cheap, imported goods from foreign countries to protect American industries and workers against wild globalization. In a poll by Rasmussen Reports, roughly 50 percent of Americans said the federal government should place tariffs on goods from countries that pay very low wages to their workers, as opposed to only 26 percent of Americans who said tariffs should not be imposed on foreign countries. About 24 percent of Americans said they were not sure if the government should use tariffs to protect American industries. Additionally, a plurality of Americans, about 44 percent, said the...
  • Buchanan & Deutsch: Imprison Pastor To Prevent Koran-Burning

    09/10/2010 4:19:52 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 113 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Talk about your strange bedfellows . . . Both Pat Buchanan and Donny Deutsch have advocated the arrest of Pastor Terry Jones to prevent his possible burning of Korans and the danger to US troops such act would threaten. The paleo-conservative and the New York liberal made common cause on today's Morning Joe. They were outnumbered by Mika Brzezinski, Dan Senor and John Heilemann, all of whom opposed the arrest-the-pastor proposal on First Amendment grounds. Buchanan and Deutsch expressed disregard for the First Amendment implications. Buchanan asserted that if Pres. Obama were to follow his advice, conservatives would support him...
  • Fire Bell in the Night for the Ayatollah

    01/04/2018 9:17:31 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jan 05, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    As tens of thousands marched in the streets of Tehran on Wednesday in support of the regime, the head of the Revolutionary Guard Corps assured Iranians the "sedition" had been defeated. Maj. Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari is whistling past the graveyard. The protests that broke out a week ago and spread and became riots are a fire bell in the night for the Islamic Republic. The protesters denounced President Hassan Rouhani, re-elected last year with 57 percent of the vote, for failing to curb inflation or deliver the benefits he promised when Iran signed the nuclear deal. Supreme Leader Ayatollah...
  • The Donald and the La Raza Judge

    06/06/2016 10:12:49 PM PDT · by pissant · 55 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 7, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    Before the lynching of The Donald proceeds, what exactly was it he said about that Hispanic judge? Stated succinctly, Donald Trump said U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is presiding over a class-action suit against Trump University, is sticking it to him. And the judge's bias is likely rooted in the fact that he is of Mexican descent. Can there be any defense of a statement so horrific? Just this. First, Trump has a perfect right to be angry about the judge's rulings and to question his motives. Second, there are grounds for believing Trump is right. On May 27,...