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  • Phony Kurds in Syria

    05/31/2016 6:19:07 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 10 replies
    National Interest ^ | 27 May 2016 | Paul Pillar
    Creeping escalation characterizes U.S. military involvement in Syria. What had been fifty American troops on the ground expanded to three hundred beginning last month. Official descriptions of this contingent as not being directly involved in combat become increasingly difficult to swallow as piecemeal reports of the Americans' activity become available. The latest detail, which is disturbing on multiple grounds, is that some of the U.S. troops have been wearing on their uniforms the insignia of the Kurdish People's Protection Unit, or YPG, ...
  • Dalai Lama speaks out against influx of Islamic refugees into Europe

    05/31/2016 4:11:13 PM PDT · by russbart · 26 replies
    While opposition to policies that allow Syrian refugees to stream into numerous nations across Europe has been described by some as the rantings of right-wing Islamophobes, the Dalai Lama recently weighed in on the issue by expressing similar concerns.
  • The expulsion that backfired: When Iraq kicked out its Jews

    05/31/2016 11:39:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 5-31-2016 | Edwin Black
    Bent on destroying Israel, and gripped by vicious anti-Semitism, Baghdad ‘pauperized’ its Jews and forced them to leave for the nascent Jewish state in 1951-2. It believed Israel would collapse under the strain. But the immigrants ultimately helped Israel thrive, and it was Iraq that suffered After Adolf Hitler’s defeat in May 1945, many Nazis melted away from the Reich, smuggled out by such organizations as the infamous Odessa group and the lesser-known Catholic lay network Intermarium, as well as the CIA and KGB. They ensured the continuation of the Nazi legacy in the postwar Arab world. Egypt was a...
  • Pope Propaganda? Tells Hundreds Of Kids To Embrace Refugees (Leads in Group Chant)

    05/29/2016 4:39:23 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 27 replies
    World net Daily ^ | 5-29-2016 | Cheryl Chumley
    But his address took a turn toward the propaganda style when, minutes into his remarks, he said, “Migrants are not a danger – they are in danger,” and then called on the children to repeat after and with him: “They are not a danger – they are in danger,” Breitbart reported. During his remarks, the pope also invited the children to recite a Hail Mary prayer out loud with him, to honor those who’ve died at sea during their refugee flights. He also carried what he said was the life jacket of a drowned Syrian girl, age 6, who lost...
  • Pope Francis reneges on offer to take in Christian refugees By

    04/22/2016 2:44:46 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 22, 2016 | Yaron Steinbuch
    A Christian brother and sister from Syria felt blessed to have been among the dozen refugees selected to start a new life in Italy — but now say their savior, Pope Francis, abandoned them on a Greek island, according to a report. Roula and Malek Abo, who had been housed in a refugee camp on Lesbos, said they thanked their lucky stars when they found out the Vatican had selected them during the pontiff’s visit to the island last week, the Daily Mail reported. Their dreams were shattered, though, when they were informed the following day that they would not...
  • Pope Francis reneges on offer to take in Christian refugees

    04/22/2016 4:17:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 22, 2016 | Yaron Steinbuch
    A Christian brother and sister from Syria felt blessed to have been among the dozen refugees selected to start a new life in Italy — but now say their savior, Pope Francis, abandoned them on a Greek island, according to a report.
  • DENMARK: “Too sick to work” Muslim invader from Syria with wife and 8 kids

    05/30/2016 3:40:15 AM PDT · by fella · 31 replies
    Denmark, prepare to be culturally enriched !  Politicians in Denmark have condemned the asylum seeker policy which will allow Daham Al Hasan to rake in thousands in benefits once his huge family is reunited. The unemployed 47-year-old Muslim migrant who fled Syria two years ago with a wife and eight children, has now been granted family reunification for his alleged remaining 12 children and two wives who are still in Syria. The approval will see the Danish taxpayer fork out 214,128 Danish Kroners (£21,883) in child support for the family each year. Outraged officials have raised concerns about the policy...
  • Turkey offers US joint Syria operation - without the Kurds

    05/29/2016 11:50:28 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/5/16
    Turkey is offering to "join forces" with Washington for a special operation inside Syria on condition it doesn't include a Syrian Kurdish militia blacklisted by Ankara but seen as an ally by the US, the foreign minister said. Washington's support of Kurdish fighters in Syria in the fight against Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists has angered Ankara, especially after AFP pictures last week revealed US commandos wearing patches of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) outlawed by Turkey. "If we join forces, they (the US) have their own special forces and we have our special forces," Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told...
  • ISIS or the Kurds? Some Arabs wonder which is worse

    05/29/2016 10:16:08 PM PDT · by Cronos · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | 25 May 2016 | Ben Wedeman
    ...One might expect that the long-suffering inhabitants of Raqqa, who have been under ISIS' heavy black yoke since 2013, would welcome the approach of their liberators. But according to a tweet put out in English by the activist group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, "the strategy of taking Raqqa by SDF... push a lot of people to join ISIS to Defense for their city. In other words, rather than preparing to welcome their would-be liberators, some Raqqa inhabitants are choosing to throw their lot behind ISIS. Backed by the United States, the Syrian Democratic Forces are a coalition of Kurdish,...
  • Obama’s Fancy New Mansion Is Located 1,000 Feet From The Islamic Center Of Washington DC

    05/26/2016 6:38:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 82 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/26/2016 | Eric Owens
    The mammoth, multi-million-dollar mansion where resident Barack Obama and his family will reportedly live after the first family exits the White House is located 1,096 feet from the Islamic Center of Washington — one of the largest mosques in the Western Hemisphere. ... The exterior of the Islamic Center features horseshoe arches, Arabic script and tall, ornate minaret. The building is surrounded by an array of flags representing the countries of the world where Islam is the state-sanctioned religion. ... In addition to the Islamic Center of Washington, the embassy of Oman and the former embassy of Iran are very...
  • Iranian TV Report on International Holocaust Cartoon Contest Held in Tehran

    05/29/2016 11:23:29 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 9 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 5/15/16 | Al-Alam TV (Iran)
    On May 15, Al-Alam TV broadcast a report on the opening of the third International Holocaust Cartoon Contest in Tehran. The exhibition features caricatures of Israeli PM Netanyahu, comparing him to Hitler and to ISIS terrorists. The organizer, Shojai Tabtabai, said that the exhibition was "a response to the publication of cartoons by the French Charlie Hebdo magazine, which affronted the Prophet Muhammad, as well as an expression of [our opposition] to the massacres perpetrated against the Palestinian people." Reporter: "As a form of expression of the Palestinian cause, and in the context of the massacres, perpetrated by the Zionists...
  • WaPo: “U.S. Forces Now on the Ground” in Yemen

    05/29/2016 12:21:27 AM PDT · by hamilton_1800 · 19 replies
    In significant news that has thus far either gone under or outright unreported by the media, U.S. military advisors have “boots on the ground” in Yemen, according to a recent report in the Washington Post by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Missy Ryan: “The Pentagon has placed a small number of U.S. advisors on the ground in Yemen to support Arab forces battling al-Qaeda, military officials said on Friday, signaling a new American role in that country’s multi-sided civil war. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said U.S. personnel had been in the country for about two weeks, supporting Yemeni and...
  • Biden: Israel right to search ships-White House hints that time for new Gaza policy

    06/03/2010 4:58:51 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies · 507+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 06/03/2010
    White House hints that time for new Gaza policy is near. WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Wednesday that it had warned Israel's government repeatedly to use "caution and restraint" with half a dozen aid boats bound for the Gaza Strip before Israeli commandos raided the flotilla this week in an operation that killed nine people. In an interview with Charlie Rose broadcast Wednesday night, Vice President Joe Biden agreed that Israel had a right to inspect the cargo. "You can argue whether Israel should have dropped people onto that ship or not ... but the truth of the matter...
  • #Russia resumes its airstrikes vs #AlQaeda in #Syria, near #Turkey border

    05/28/2016 9:39:28 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 5 replies
    twitter.com/moscow_ghos ^ | 8:15 AM - 27 May 2016 | @moscow_ghost
    #Russia resumes its airstrikes vs #AlQaeda in #Syria, near #Turkey border#WarOnTerrorhttps://t.co/U0sFA3V8cn pic.twitter.com/uVUc6gO2Vq— маяковский (@moscow_ghost) May 27, 2016
  • Op-Ed: Iran is an artificial country

    05/28/2016 4:01:37 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/5/16 | Dr. Mordechai Kedar
    Iran is an artificial country which includes a large number of ethnic groups: Persians, Azars, Kurds, Turkmen, Baloch, Arabs and more.... Southwestern Iran, the Khuzistan region, is home to the Arab minority group, but that is where most of the oil and gas resources are to be found underground, right under the feet of that Arab minority. They are Shiites, exactly like the majority Persians, but are treated with disdain by the government. In the past, the region was called Arabistan to allude to the ethnic group living there, but after the 1925 Persian Conquest, the Persians changed its name...
  • Saudi Arabia and Iran Fail to Reach Hajj Deal

    05/28/2016 1:24:40 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Saturday, 28 May 2016
    An Iranian delegation wrapped up its visit to Saudi Arabia on Friday without signing a final agreement on arrangements for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has said. The ministry said the delegation decided to return to Tehran without signing the final agreement despite two days of extensive talks. “The Iranian Organization of Hajj and Visit will be held responsible before God and the people of Iran for the inability of its pilgrims to perform Hajj this year,” the ministry said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency. The ministry said it offered...
  • Feds pouring Muslim migrants into Rand Paul's hometown

    05/27/2016 7:15:47 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 30 replies
    WND ^ | 6/26/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    The same resettlement agency that is funneling Syrian Muslims into Sen. Bernie Sanders’ state of Vermont and also into Nevada is now delivering them to Sen. Rand Paul’s hometown of Bowling Green, Kentucky. WND reported last week on the plans to seed the small town of Rutland, Vermont, with 100 Syrian Muslims while another 75 are being sent to Reno, Nevada, and dozens more in Missoula, Montana. WND has previously reported on plans to bring up to 5,000 Syrians to Michigan and hundreds more to Idaho. The feds have been scouting for new places to bring the Syrians including in...
  • Syrians, Palestinians buy bogus Honduras identities to sneak into U.S.: Report

    05/27/2016 2:09:20 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 05/27/2016 | By Stephen Dinan
    La Prensa uncovered a criminal network that paid Honduran officials to illegally register foreigners as legal residents, which gave them access to documents that could then be used to gain broader access to the western hemisphere. The La Prensa report was highlighted Friday by the Center for Immigration Studies, which said the network appeared to be a favorite for those of Arab origin — particularly Syrians and Palestinians — who were looking for a way to enter the U.S. The criminal network managed to get names registered in Honduras’s national registration of persons (RNP). That meant they could obtain passports...
  • Outrage As Church Holds Muslim Funeral for Islamic State Fighter

    05/27/2016 4:55:04 AM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 May 2016 | Oliver Lane and Chris Tomlinson
    A German pastor has decided to hold a Muslim funeral for a 17-year-old who died fighting for Islamic State in Syria, leaving many outraged. Pastor Sieghard Wilm of the protestant St. Pauli Church in Hamburg is stirring strong emotions after he made the choice to hold a Muslim funeral in his church for 17-year-old ‘Florent’, who died fighting for the Islamic state in Syria in July. The funeral will take place today.
  • First Photos Of US Soldiers In Syria Released

    05/27/2016 5:29:15 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 6 replies
    Zerhedge ^ | May 27, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Following the propagandist double-speak gushing forth from the Obama administration over when a "boot on the ground" in Syria is a "boot on the ground," the following photographs via Agence France-Presse confirm US special operation forces in a rural village 40 miles from Raqqa. As The Guardian reports, the Pentagon press secretary, resisted commenting on the photographs and would only describe the US special operations forces’ mission in generic terms, despite the fact that these troops are at the frontline of fighting when President Obama assured America that forces are consistently behind the forward lines. In April, State Department spokesman...
  • ISIL Leaders Escaping Raqqa to Mosul

    05/26/2016 11:58:04 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 15 replies
    Fars News (Iranian) ^ | Thu May 26, 2016 | Fars News Agency
    Sources said on Thursday that ISIL's foreign commanders... have been transferred to Mosul. ...ISIL is transferring its heavy weapons and equipment from Raqqa to Deir Ezzur, while preventing Raqqa residents from leaving the region. ..."ISIL has been transferring a large number of its forces and their heavy military equipment to the energy-rich regions in the Eastern Syria, mainly in Deir Ezzur and Eastern Homs, to save its revenues from smuggling of oil and gas," sources said,
  • At unruly N.M. rally, Trump goes after GOP Gov. Martinez

    05/25/2016 8:54:26 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 42 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/25 | Holly Bailey
    Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail with a force Tuesday, veering away from his recent calls for party unity to attack New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, a rising star Republican and frequent critic of his campaign, as a poor leader who hasn’t done enough to stem economic problems in her state. “You’ve got to get your governor to do a better job. She’s not doing her job,” Trump said at a convention center here, at one point joking that “maybe” he should run for New Mexico governor. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee also argued Martinez has put her state...
  • Obama Admitted Zero Syrian Christian Refugees in May

    05/24/2016 8:02:27 PM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    CNS article via Frontpage ^ | May 23, 2016 | By Patrick Goodenough, CNS via Daniel Greenfield
    The Syrian Civil War is a religious conflict among Sunni and Shiite Muslims. The only genuine refugees are non-Muslims such as Christians and Yazidis. There is no such thing as a Muslim refugee. Despite that, Obama continues his policy of prioritizing fake Muslim refugees over real Christian refugees. Of the 499 admitted in May, 495 are Sunni Muslims and the remaining four are described simply as “Moslem” in State Department Refugee Processing Center data. Since FY2016 began on October 1, a total of 2,235 Syrian refugees have been resettled in the United States. Of them, 10 (0.44 percent) are Christians:...
  • State Department sets new single-day record for Syrian refugee approvals

    05/24/2016 6:39:11 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 24, 2016
    The State Department admitted 80 Syrian refugees on Tuesday and 225 on Monday, setting a new single-day record, as President Obama surges to try to meet his target of 10,000 approvals this year — sparking renewed fears among security experts who say corners are being cut to meet a political goal.
  • State Dept. sets single-day record for Syrian refugee approvals, renewing security fears

    05/24/2016 4:43:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    washington times ^ | 5/24/2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The State Department admitted 80 Syrian refugees on Tuesday and 225 on Monday, setting a new single-day record, as President Obama surges to try to meet his target of 10,000 approvals this year — sparking renewed fears among security experts who say corners are being cut to meet a political goal. Officials insisted they’re moving faster because they’re getting better at screening, and say they’re still running all the traps on applicants. But the new spike in numbers is stunning, with more people accepted on Monday alone than were approved in the entire months of January or February.
  • Kurdish president calls for statehood, new Middle Eastern order

    05/23/2016 3:32:20 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/5/16 | David Rosenberg
    Speaking on the 100th anniversary of the Sykes-Picot Agreement last week, President of the Iraqi Kurdistan, Masoud Barzani, declared that the old Middle East created by European imperialism was dead – and that an independent Kurdish state must be part of the emerging new order. Referring to the secret arrangement by the Allied Powers in World War I to divide the Middle East into “spheres of influence”, Barzani blasted the Sykes-Picot Agreement, saying that it denied the rights of the inhabitants and carved up populations with arbitrary lines. The agreement served as the basis for the establishment of the modern...
  • ISIS Bombings in Syrian Government Strongholds Kill 80

    05/23/2016 12:37:52 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 4 replies
    time.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Sarah El Deeb / AP
    A series of coordinated explosions including suicide bombings rocked two normally quiet coastal government strongholds in Syria Monday, killing more than 80 people and wounding 200 others, state media and opposition activists said. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks. The morning blasts in pro-government cities of Tartus and Jableh were the first of their kind targeting civilians in those areas in the course of Syria’s civil war, now in its sixth year. The targets included bus stations, a gas station and a hospital, marking a sharp escalation in the conflict as world powers struggle to restart peace...
  • France helped Iraqis escape

    05/06/2003 7:58:57 PM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 134 replies · 390+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6 May 2003 | Bill Gertz
    <p>The French government secretly supplied fleeing Iraqi officials with passports in Syria that allowed them to escape to Europe, The Washington Times has learned.</p> <p>An unknown number of Iraqis who worked for Saddam Hussein's government were given passports by French officials in Syria, U.S. intelligence officials said.</p>
  • Islamic State aims to destroy Israel, ‘liberate’ Jerusalem with Sinai Peninsula terrorist force

    05/23/2016 10:33:20 AM PDT · by Mr. M.J.B. · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/22/2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    With a media blitz, the Islamic State has set its sights on Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula as the next shot at expanding its empire and establishing a base from which to attack neighboring Israel.
  • German-funded school in Gaza teaches military training

    05/23/2016 1:27:21 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/5/16
    A school built in Gaza using German funds is educating their students on hatred and violence for Israel and providing children with military training At the end of March, a Hamas-affiliated news agency distributed a video showing a Palestinian teacher indoctrinating school children with hatred for Israel and support for an armed struggle against it. The teacher used the letters of the Arabic alphabet as a didactic tool to teach them "the fundamental Palestinian national principles" even before they learn to read. The video did not specify the name of the school; however, data collected by the Intelligence and Terrorism...
  • Russia in first raids on Syria's Aleppo since truce: monitor

    05/22/2016 10:32:05 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 3 replies
    Yahoo News (AFP) ^ | May 22, 2016 | Staff
    Russian warplanes hit a key rebel supply route to Aleppo on Sunday in Moscow's first strikes on Syria's battleground second city since a February ceasefire, a monitoring group said. "The Russian and Syrian warplanes together carried out at least 40 air strikes on the Castello road," Syrian Observatory for Human Rights chief Rami Abdel Rahman said. "They are the heaviest air strikes there since February, and they are also the first confirmed Russian strikes since the truce began," Abdel Rahman said.(Snip)The Castello road is a key supply route for rebels leading north out of Aleppo.
  • Hamas slams 'Arafat the coward'

    05/22/2016 3:08:12 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/5/16 | Dalit Halevi
    Senior Hamas politburo official Mahmoud al-Zahar reignited the war of words between his terrorist organization and Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction, which have long been bitter rivals. Hamas and Fatah have remained violently divided despite the unity deal sealed by Abbas in April 2014 when he torpedoed the US-led peace talks. In recent days - even as Egypt is leading talks in Cairo to try and unify the Palestinian factions - al-Zahar upped the ante on Hamas-Fatah tensions by slamming Fatah founder and arch-terrorist Yasser Arafat for being a "coward" and fleeing a battle with Israel, before...
  • It was 1979 (not 2003) that Unleashed Political Islam

    05/20/2016 7:59:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/20/2016 | Manda Zand Ervin
    It has become the fact in American political talking points, even Mr. Trump insists that what is going on in the Middle East today is the result of the President Bush’s 2003 policy in Iraq that opened the doors to chaos and the creation of ISIS. No one, however, is going back to search for the root causes of the events in today’s complicated and problematic Middle East. The facts are, notwithstanding the forever continuing Palestinian/Israeli war, that the Middle East was kept relatively peaceful and political Islam and its terrorism was kept under control in a secular Iran until...
  • A Fake Museum for a Fake Palestine-The Palestinian Museum is as empty as its soul

    05/20/2016 4:35:06 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 5-20-16 | Daniel Greenfield
    A Fake Museum for a Fake Palestine The Palestinian Museum is as empty as its soul. May 20, 2016 Daniel Greenfield    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. 150 years ago, Mark Twain visited Muslim-occupied Israel and wrote of “unpeopled deserts” and “mounds of barrenness,” of “forlorn” and “untenanted” cities. Palestine is “desolate,” he concluded. “One may ride ten miles hereabouts and not see ten human beings.” The same is true of the Palestinian Museum which opened with much fanfare and one slight problem. While admission is free,...
  • General Odierno Says ISIS Was Avoidable

    05/20/2016 4:50:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | May 20, 2016 | Jack Heretik
    General Odierno Says ISIS was AvoidableGen. Raymond Odierno said he believes the Islamic State’s creation was avoidable during an interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Host Joe Scarborough asked Odierno, who commanded the Multi-National Forces in Iraq for about two years, if ISIS and the current state of Iraq were avoidable when the United States ended formal combat operations there. “Did it ever have to begin? Was ISIS avoidable?” Scarborough asked. “I think it is, and I’m not one for revisionist history,” Odierno said. “Actually, I was, on 1 September 2010, that’s when I gave up command in Iraq and that...
  • Russia Urges Joint Action With US Against Syria's Al-Qaida

    05/20/2016 1:55:40 PM PDT · by Innovative · 21 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 20, 2016 | AP
    The Russian defense minister proposed on Friday that Russia and the U.S.-led coalition launch joint action against al-Qaida's branch in Syria, known as the Nusra Front. A spokesman for the U.S. State Department said no agreement on such action has been made with Russia. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Moscow had proposed to Washington that the coalition call on all factions eager to abide by a cease-fire in Syria to leave the areas where the al-Qaida branch is active by May 25. Then Russia and the U.S.-led coalition could conduct joint strikes against the Nusra Front and any other...
  • U.S. Warns ISIS Capital: Get Out Now

    05/20/2016 12:34:19 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 59 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 05.20.16 | Nancy Youssef
    The American military is warning residents of ISIS’s Syrian capital to leave the city—suggesting that an offensive on Raqqa was imminent, two Pentagon officials told the Daily Beast. In the past day, residents of Raqqa have posted photos of the warnings on Twitter, saying they were airdropped on leaflets by the U.S.-led coalition. The defense officials were the first to confirm that the coalition had indeed issued the warnings.
  • Israel defense minister quits, warns of "extremist" takeover

    05/20/2016 7:59:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2016 9:38 AM EDT | Ian Deitch
    Israel’s defense minister announced his resignation on Friday, saying the governing party had been taken over by “extremist and dangerous elements” and that he no longer trusted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following reports that he was to be replaced. Moshe Ya’alon’s departure removes a strong voice of moderation in the Cabinet and deepens the rift between the security establishment and the hardline politicians. Ya’alon told reporters that “Israel is a healthy society” with a “sane majority” that is tolerant of minorities and strives for a liberal and democratic society. “But to my great dismay extremist and dangerous elements have taken...
  • ISIS execute 25 people by DISSOLVING them in nitric acid: 'Iraqi spies' were tied up with [tr]

    05/19/2016 7:52:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 19, 2016 | Sara Malm
    ISIS has executed 25 people in Mosul, northern Iraq, by lowering them in a vat of nitric acid, according to several local news reports. The men had been accused of spying on ISIS on behalf of Iraqi government security forces. According to witnesses, the 25 alleged 'spies' had been tied together with a rope and lowered in a large basin containing nitric acid until their organs dissolved.
  • Iran using commercial airliner to fly fighters, weapons to Syria

    05/19/2016 8:35:14 AM PDT · by Fali_G · 11 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | 05/19/2016 | Lisa Daftari
    Iran is using a commercial airliner with ties to the country’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to ferry fighters and weapons to Syria. Sanctioned by the United States for its support of terrorism, Mahan Air operates regular flights from Tehran to Dusseldorf and Munich. But now German politicians are seeking to ban the airline for its alleged ties to Iran's regime. With a fleet of over 50 aircraft, Mahan Air has been making secret trips to Syria since August 2015 and has been delivering weapons and fighters from Iran, Iraq and Lebanon to support and reinforce Syrian President Bashar Al Assad’s...
  • Israel to use new sea-borne missile defense to guard gas fields

    05/18/2016 10:48:36 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | MAY 18, 2016 | Ari Rabinovitch
    Israel's military said on Wednesday it had developed a version of its Iron Dome missile interceptor system that can be fired from the deck of a cruising navy ship to protect its offshore gas platforms. The augmented defense system passed a live test two weeks ago when it shot down several short-range ballistic missiles from a moving boat, said Colonel Ariel Shir, the navy's head of operational systems. Israel has boosted its naval defenses over the past decade after the discovery of sizeable natural gas deposits off its Mediterranean coast. While the biggest fields are far from shore, the gas...
  • Escape from ISIS: Former prisoners tell of life in terror army's dungeons

    05/17/2016 11:30:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 17, 2016 | Holly McKay
    By day, they faced torture and the constant threat of execution at the hands of their ISIS captors. At night, they used a stolen piece of jagged metal to scrape the crumbling wall of their prison until last week, when they had fashioned a hole big enough to squeeze through. A 30-year-old man who was one of 20 who fled the jail in Tabaqa, Syria, days later recounted the daring escape to the Syrian activist group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently. As the prisoners poured out of the hand-hewn tunnel, running all directions into the night, a siren and the...
  • Muslim nanny who beheaded 4-year-old, paraded head while screaming “Allahu akbar” won’t face trial:

    05/17/2016 9:08:27 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Robert Spencer
    she’s insane She screamed “Allahu akbar” while brandishing the girl’s head and said that Allah had ordered her to behead the girl. She seems to have had an Islamic State boyfriend. She had become religious not long before the beheading, and started wearing hijab. She says the beheading was revenge for Russian airstrikes on Muslims in Syria. She told her son to pray five times a day and live in accord with Sharia. Yes, this woman is clearly insane, just the way so very many Islamic jihad terrorists these days are insane. The establishment line is that Islamic jihad terror...
  • Did John Kerry Just Exploit Memorial Day To Back Out of France's Anti-Israel Peace Conference?

    05/17/2016 8:40:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 17, 2016 | David Steinberg
    Perhaps the Carter administration was comparably hostile to Israel, but the passive-aggressive, honor-deficient Obama administration has both caused and acceded to greater danger to the Jewish State than any other U.S. administration since 1948.Yesterday, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that he would not be attending the Mideast conference to be held in Paris on May 30, which was organized by France's socialist President Francois Hollande.According to State, Kerry is simply too busy.As a result, Hollande has postponed the conference and no alternative date has been set.Eager to force Israel towards negotiations with the bifurcated, terror-supporting Palestinian leadership, Hollande had...
  • Preacher says GOP delaying 2nd coming(LOL ALERT)

    10/09/2006 3:22:58 PM PDT · by Revel · 89 replies · 1,614+ views
    The Plain Dealer ^ | 10/9/06 | Becky Gaylord
    Preacher says GOP delaying 2nd coming Monday, October 09, 2006 Becky Gaylord Plain Dealer Reporter Voters should oust congressional Republican leaders because U.S. foreign policy is delaying the second coming of Jesus Christ, according to a evangelical preacher trying to influence closely contested political races. K.A. Paul railed against the war in Iraq on Sunday before a crowd of 1,000 at the New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland Heights, his first stop on what he hopes is a 30-city campaign. The Houston-based preacher said he believes that the Bush administration has delayed the second coming because U.S. foreign policy has...
  • Al Qaeda magazine calls for targeting American business leaders

    05/15/2016 9:15:13 PM PDT · by G Larry · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-16-16 | Fox News
    The latest issue of Al Qaeda’s online magazine Inspire released Saturday calls on would-be jihadis to undermine the American economy by targeting business leaders and entrepreneurs, according to analysts who monitor web chatter from the jihadist organization. AND the magazine also features a section on bomb-making and encouraging radical Islamic terrorists to emulate the Palestinian stabbings of Israelis by walking up to Americans and stabbing them to death.
  • Iran arrests fashion models, blog manager in social media crackdown

    05/16/2016 8:42:54 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 16, 2016 | Bozorgmehr Sharafedin
    Iran has launched a new crackdown on social media, arresting fashion models active on photo-sharing websites and a blog website manager after Tehran's top leader declared war on un-Islamic thoughts on the Internet. Eight members of a modeling network were arrested and accused of publishing photos of women without the obligatory hijab headscarf on the picture-sharing application Instagram, Tasnim news agency said on Sunday.
  • 'Life is horrible': Syria's Christians fear total genocide

    05/15/2016 10:09:47 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 15, 2016 | Hollie McKay
    Only a handful of mostly sick or elderly Christians remain in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, and Syrian Christians fear the forces that have brought that city’s population of Gospel followers to the brink of extinction could do the same for the entire nation. An estimated dozen Christian families are still in the northern city, forced under threat of execution to convert, pay an “infidel” tax or go into hiding. Forbidden from leaving, they also face death from attacks directed at ISIS by Damascus, Russia and the U.S.-led Western coalition. “We are trying to help them escape or stay safe,...
  • How Long Can Turkey Afford Growing Refugee Bill?

    05/15/2016 4:00:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | May 13, 2016 | Mehmet Cetingulec
    To turn a blind eye to the ordeal of the Syrian refugees and leave them to their fate is impossible. For Turkey, therefore, the financial burden of hosting the Syrian refugees is growing by the day, along with the refugee numbers, as the country now holds the title of the top refugee host. As Turkey's tourism and export revenues are falling, the money the country spends on the refugees keeps going up, raising questions on how long this situation can continue. Turkey’s monthly spending on refugees has reached $500 million, a figure not limited to exceptional periods but apparently now...
  • Kerry meets Saudi king to discuss Syria before Vienna talks

    05/15/2016 12:28:59 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 14 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/15/16
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Saudi Arabia's King Salman in Jeddah on Sunday to discuss the fragile truce in Syria, before broader talks with Russia, Iran and other countries in Vienna on Tuesday. Kerry has said he hopes to strengthen a "cessation of hostilities" agreement between Syrian government forces and rebels, which has been undermined by fighting in some areas, and to increase humanitarian aid deliveries to besieged areas. On Friday, he said the meetings with the king and the Saudi interior and defense ministers - the two most senior princes - would try "to make sure that...