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  • 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...
  • SHOCK: White House: Taliban An "Armed Insurgency," Not A "Terrorist Group" Like ISIL

    01/28/2015 12:42:58 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 40 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 28, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    At Wednesday's White House press briefing, deputy press secretary Eric Schultz wouldn't call the Taliban a terrorist group, instead referring to it as "an armed insurgency." Video and transcript at link ...
  • The Illegal Bergdahl Deal: Sordid Details, Troubling Implications

    01/28/2015 5:02:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Multiple news sources are now reporting that the US Army is charging Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl -- the American soldier handed over by terrorist hostage takers in exchange for the release of five high-ranking Taliban commanders from Guantanamo Bay last spring -- with desertion.  This comes as no surprise for those who followed the Bergdahl controversy closely; as Katie reminded us earlier, Bergdahl's platoon mates unanimously spoke out against his actions.  The evidence of his desertion is overwhelming.  Other facts suggest that he may have crossed a line into active collaboration with the enemy.  Despite the fact that the military had drawn negative conclusions about Bergdahl's conduct as far back as 2010...
  • Miss USA's message of peace and love to terrorists widely mocked

    01/26/2015 10:56:06 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/26/2015
    "I know as Miss USA I can always spread a message of hope and love and peace, and I would do my very best to spread that message to them and everyone else in the world."
  • Wikileaks: WMD program existed in Iraq prior to US invasion

    12/07/2010 4:50:21 PM PST · by LSUfan · 115 replies · 1+ views
    Law Enforcement Examiner ^ | 7 December 10 | Jim Kouri
    The release by Julian Assange's web site Wikileaks of classified documents reveals that U.S. military intelligence discovered chemical weapons labs, encountered insurgents who were specialists in the creation of toxins, and uncovered weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. However, Washington, DC officials and the news media have ignored this information.
  • All 29 defendants in massive corruption case appear in court (RAT Yee & shoulder-fired missiles)

    04/18/2014 3:57:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 4/17/14 | Vic Lee
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A story that sounds like a movie script is slowly grinding its way to trial. All of the 29 defendants in the massive corruption case involving suspended State Senator Leland Yee and reputed gangster Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow appeared in federal court Thursday. With so many defendants, lawyers, and documents, the judge is trying to set up a system to manage what could be an unwieldy trial. What makes it even harder is that not everyone's on the same page. The frustration is beginning to show. There are 29 defendants, even more lawyers, a 137 page...
  • Obama Releases Convicted Terrorist al-Marri

    01/21/2015 7:33:06 AM PST · by PROCON · 23 replies
    nationalreview ^ | Jan. 20, 2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Long War Journal reports that the Obama administration has released Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri from a U.S. prison – not from Gitmo, but from a civilian jail after a federal terrorism conviction. Al-Marri is an al-Qaeda operative who was planted as a “sleeper” in the United States by Khalid Sheikh Mohamed to await instructions on carrying out a second wave of attacks after the 9/11 atrocities – against water reservoirs, the New York Stock Exchange, U.S. military academies, and other targets. The Justice Department quietly sprung him on Friday so he could return to his native Qatar, a country the...
  • NYC may scrub report on Islamic terrorists to appease mosque “spying” critics

    01/19/2015 5:47:26 AM PST · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | January 19, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    As the jihad steps up in intensity and Islamic jihadist Zale Thompson attacked NYPD officers with an axe just weeks ago, de Blasio’s New York may scrub a report on Islamic jihadists because it offends Muslims. De Blasio is setting up New York for much, much more jihad.
  • Obama whispers “bang-bang” to terrorists

    01/16/2015 11:43:21 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Power Like ^ | 1/16/15 | Paul Mirengoff
    According to the Washington Post, weapons and ammunition are in such short supply at the centers where Iraqi army units receive training to fight ISIS that the trainees are yelling “bang-bang” instead of shooting. Last August, when President Obama announced that the U.S. would undertake a mostly proxy war against ISIS, I would have said that yelling “bang-bang” is the perfect metaphor for his anti-terrorism campaign. Today, whispering “bang-bang” is more like it. Iraq, where trainees lack weapons and ammunition, is the site of America’s most robust anti-terrorist activity. Elsewhere, our efforts are even more pathetic. The Post’s editors write:...
  • Obama Shows Solidarity with Yemen-sponsored Attack in Paris by Releasing 5 Yemeni Terrorists

    01/15/2015 10:52:37 AM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 20 replies
    vanity | January 15, 2015 | CivilWarBrewing
    Obama's release of five more Yemeni terrorists from GITMO yesterday, one week after the terrorist attacks in Paris is beyond words. It wasn't outrageous enough that he didn't appear at the anti-terror march in Paris, he had to follow that up with what can only be described as a show of solidarity with Islamic terrorism since Yemen is where the two Kouachi brothers got their weapons training before their brutal attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine. To say the President of the United States is an Islamic extremist let alone Muslim is unfathomable. But how else can his 'no show' or...
  • Obama releases five 'violent extremists' from Gitmo: Four to Oman, One to Estonia

    01/15/2015 7:13:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/15/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The army of Allah received some reinforcements last night, as President Obama’s plan to close the Guantánamo Bay terrorist detention center moved forward. Five Yemeni “detainees” captured in Pakistan were released, leaving 122 left in the Cuba camp. Four will go to Oman, and one will shiver in Estonia until the spring comes. Both nations are welcoming their first Gitmo alumni. Felicia Schwartz of the WSJ reports: "The Pentagon said detainee Akhmed Abdul Qadir was transferred to Estonia, while four others were transferred to Oman. They included Al Khadr Abdallah Muhammad Al Yafi, Fadel Hussein Saleh Hentif, Abd al-Rahman Abdullah...
  • Five Yemeni Prisoners Released From Guantanamo Bay (New!!)

    01/15/2015 3:29:54 AM PST · by dennisw · 13 replies
    nbcnews ^ | January 8, 2015,
    Five Yemenis held at the Guantanamo Bay prison have been transferred overseas, the Department of Defense announced late Wednesday. Al Khadr Abdallah Muhammad Al Yafi, Fadel Hussein Saleh Hentif, Abd Al-Rahman Abdullah Au Shabati and Mohammed Ahmed Salam were handed over to Oman and Akhmed Abdul Qadir was transferred to Estonia, it said in a statement marking the first movement of detainees so far in 2015. The move leaves 122 prisoners remaining at the Cuba facility. "The United States is grateful to the government of Oman for its humanitarian gesture and willingness to support ongoing U.S. efforts to close the...
  • Time ripe for peace with MILF: Clinton

    11/13/2009 8:16:17 AM PST · by Ron Jeremy · 18 replies · 1,303+ views
    cbs ^ | today | staff
    MANILA - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday that she is optimistic a peace pact between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will happen before President Arroyo steps down in 2010. Clinton said she believes Mrs. Arroyo is ready to make "difficult decisions" regarding the peace talks with the MILF before the end of her term.
  • Wilson Lim, Daly City dentist charged in Leland Yee case, dies (shoulder fired missiles)

    08/30/2014 12:52:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 8/27/14 | Henry K. Lee, Hamed Aleaziz
    **SNIP** The investigation extended to Yee after an undercover FBI agent who had infiltrated Chow's group was introduced to the senator and allegedly persuaded him to trade political favors for campaign contributions. Lim became enmeshed in the case due to his political backing of Yee. According to a 137-page FBI affidavit, Yee introduced Lim to the undercover agent as a man who could secure guns. The agent, the FBI said, had asked Yee to facilitate an arms deal in exchange for more campaign money. The accusations prompted the Philippines government to open a probe into whether Lim had links to...
  • Glorified Bastards

    01/13/2015 8:43:02 AM PST · by rktman · 3 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 1/13/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    For a number of years into the Cold War, American presidents were occasionally troubled by the paradox that a democratic United States was supporting right-wing anti-Communist dictatorships abroad. Either Harry Truman, John Kennedy, or Lyndon Johnson — or all of them — was supposed to have scoffed, in response to objections, something like the following, “He may be a bastard, but at least he’s our bastard.” That realist cynicism has more or less remained the same. But now the ideology has flipped. Currently, the more that authoritarian thugs abroad position themselves as anti-American, the more that we seem to glamorize...
  • Obama's Paris snub wasn't an oversight

    01/13/2015 5:12:36 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 76 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01-12-2014 | Byron York
    Opinion: White House Obama's Paris snub wasn't an oversight By Byron York | January 12, 2015 | 4:33 pm The uproar over whether President Obama or another top administration official should have attended the massive unity rally in Paris has obscured an important point about the White House's reaction to the latest terror attacks in Europe. The administration no-shows were not a failure of optics, or a diplomatic misstep, but were instead the logical result of the president's years-long effort to downgrade the threat of terrorism and move on to other things. "The analogy we use around [the White House]...
  • Europe's Muslims feel heat of backlash after Paris terror

    01/13/2015 6:20:53 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 61 replies
    Metro News Canada ^ | 12-13-2015 | Elaine Ganley
    PARIS – Firebombs and pig heads thrown into mosques. Veiled women subjected to crude insults in the street. The Internet awash with threats against Muslims. Europe’s Muslims are feeling the heat of a fierce backlash following last week’s terror attack against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. A climate of fear is taking hold in Europe, as ordinary people increasingly heed rightist rhetoric equating the millions of peaceful Muslims with the few plotting murder and mayhem. Abdallah Zekri, head of the National Observatory Against Islamophobia, said that in a 48-hour period after the Wednesday massacre at Charlie Hebdo, 16 places of...
  • Cruz: Obama "Encourages Radical Islamic Terrorists"

    01/13/2015 4:38:49 AM PST · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 13, 2015 | Pam Key
    Monday at the Heritage Action for America’s second annual policy summit, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said President Barack Obama’s lackadaisical attitude toward radical Islam, as demonstrated by his failure to attend the Paris unity march, “encourages radical Islamic terrorists.”
  • The Prime Minister Of Australia Is Calling ISIS By A New Name That It Absolutely Hates

    01/12/2015 1:05:45 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 59 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Peter Terlato
    In recent weeks, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has started referring to the Islamic State terrorist organisation by a name they reportedly despise — Daesh. Australia’s allies in the Middle East have suggested the Western world not use monikers such as ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), or IS (Islamic State) as they legitimise the group’s aspirations. “Daesh hates being referred to by this term, and what they don’t like has an instinctive ­appeal to me,” Abbott said. “I absolutely refuse to refer to it by the title that it claims...
  • Exclusive: Cuba has freed all 53 prisoners as agreed in U.S. deal - U.S. officials

    01/12/2015 6:06:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    al-Reuters ^ | 1/12/15 | Matt Spetalnick, David Adams and Lesley Wroughton
    Cuba has released all 53 prisoners it had promised to free, senior U.S. officials said, a major step toward détente with Washington. The release of the remaining prisoners sets a positive tone for historic talks next week aimed at normalizing relations after decades of hostility, the officials said.
  • Is today’s Paris rally for terrorist attack victims being politician hijacked?

    01/11/2015 11:27:17 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/11/15 | Judi McLeod
    As long as they do nothing to strengthen their lax immigration laws that allow Islamic terrorists over their borders, the leaders of Western nations have no place in protests Has today’s one million-plus national mass rally paying tribute to 17 victims of Islamist attacks, including four hostages killed at a Jewish supermarket in Paris been hijacked by publicity hound politicians of the day? In a scene straight out of the movie The Godfather, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will be joined by a long list of world leaders, including Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu....
  • Rally in Paris and Speeches by World Leaders

    01/11/2015 6:05:34 AM PST · by Seattle Conservative · 172 replies
    Fox News Channel | January 11, 2015 | self
    Fox News Channel is showing the huge rally in France. World leaders were shown boarding a bus to attend the rally. Apparently at least some of them will be giving speeches (hopefully, at least one of them will use the term RADICAL).
  • The Paris killers are terrorists, not thugs, Piers Morgan

    01/10/2015 8:31:50 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/10/15 | Judi McLeod
    “Pussyfooting” is what Morgan does best because he’s a world class wuss Adding to the pain of the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris, are the exploitive spins of lib-left wags, who, among their other cunning tactics, come right out and call the site of the first massacre “Charlie Hebdo’s” but gloss over the name Hyper Cacher as “a kosher market”. Nowhere on—or even near the scene—when the the Islamic terrorists struck, left-wing scribes are coming in droves out of the woodwork in the safety of the aftermath. Prissy Piers Morgan’s take on the Islamic terrorist attack at Charlie Hebdo’s is...
  • James Woods calls out CNN’s ‘completely unbiased’ correspondent who called terrorists ‘activists’

    01/10/2015 12:12:59 AM PST · by Colofornian · 72 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | Jan. 9, 2015
    Actor James Woods, who might or might not know he’s been nominated along with Rob Lowe to run for Barbara Boxer’s seat in the Senate, wasn’t pleased to hear that a CNN correspondent on Friday referred to the Islamist terrorists who killed 12 staff members of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo as “activists.” James Woods ✔ @RealJamesWoods CNN actually described the Paris jihadist murderers as "activists." So the police who finally killed these scum would be..."reactionaries?" 5:06 p.m. - 9 Jan 2015
  • Police Are Still Searching For One Suspect In The France Terror Attacks

    01/09/2015 11:00:12 AM PST · by blam · 26 replies
    BI ^ | 1-9-2015 | Pamela Engel and Amanda Macias
    Pamela Engel and Amanda Macias January 9, 2015Two separate hostage situations happening in France simultaneously have ended. Three of the four suspects involved have been killed. One suspect is now on the loose. Although separate, both events are linked to the massacre at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday. One hostage situation involved the Charlie Hebdo suspects at a printing company in a small northern town of Dammartin-en-Goeleand while the other involved a member of the same Paris jihadist cell taking hostages at a kosher supermarket in eastern Paris. French police released these images of the 4 suspects related...
  • Dual hostage crisis ends: Charlie Hebdo suspects killed, 'several hostages freed at Paris market,'

    01/09/2015 8:41:26 AM PST · by Colofornian · 76 replies
    France24.com ^ | Jan. 9, 2015
    ...Police 'launch assault' where Charlie Hebdo suspects holed up, officials say
  • 2,000 Feared Dead in Boko Haram Attack

    01/08/2015 5:27:25 PM PST · by FR_addict · 104 replies
    thedaileybeast.com ^ | Jan 8, 2015 | The Daily Beast
    More than 2,000 people are feared dead after Boko Haram destroyed “10 to 20” communities in Nigeria’s rural northeast, according to a senator from the region. “These towns are just gone, burned down,” said Ahmed Zanna. “The whole area is covered in bodies.” The radical Islamic group razed the town of Baga along with several others over the past five days. The 2,000 are unofficially unaccounted for.
  • French police detain 9 in massive hunt for 2 suspects

    01/08/2015 5:25:28 PM PST · by Osage Orange · 14 replies
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 01-08-15 | Editorial
    French police detain 9 in massive hunt for 2 suspects Published on NewsOK Modified: January 8, 2015 at 6:20 pm • Published: January 8, 2015 PARIS (AP) — Police SWAT teams backed by helicopters tracked two heavily armed brothers with al-Qaida sympathies suspected in the newsroom massacre of a satirical French weekly that spoofed Islam, honing in Thursday on a region north of Paris as the nation mourned the dozen slain. Scattered gunfire and explosions shook France on Thursday as its frightened yet defiant citizens held a day of mourning for 12 people slain at a Paris newspaper. French police...
  • After Paris, Will Obama Continue to Close Gitmo?

    01/08/2015 8:14:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/08/2015 | Roger Simon
    Of all the lies Barack Obama has told — and they are almost uncountable, in the thirties on Obamacare alone [1] — by far the most dangerous for you, dear reader, and for almost anyone in the Western world, are the statements he has made about Islamic terror (when he has even admitted it existed). How many times has he told us that al-Qaeda was defeated or on the run? Or that ISIS — now in control of territory the size of Indiana and initiating educational systems for six year olds while turning scores of women into sex slaves...
  • Tigers Never Change Their Stripes

    01/08/2015 5:45:34 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-8-2015 | MOTUS
    Terrorists Terrorize:Shattered IllusionsWeasels lie:“Yeah, I love you back.”Community organizers give speeches and take victory laps for other peoples victories:“Nice Mustang, butt you didn’t build that.”And yes, we are all “Charlies” now:Appeasement does not and will not appease any of them. Butt do not be afraid: Be prepared. When there are tigers in your neighborhood you are not safe. P.S. An aside to Jean Carré: uh, no - France did NOT give birth to democracy.Arggg! What was I thinking!?!Posted from: Michelle Obama’s Mirror 
  • Paris Attack Suspect Dead, Two in Custody

    01/07/2015 3:43:52 PM PST · by mandaladon · 166 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7 Jan 2015
    One of the suspects in the Paris attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine has been killed and the two others are in custody, a two senior U.S. counterterrorism officials told NBC News. Authorities identified the three men as Said Kouachi and Cherif Kouachi, both French and in their early 30s, and 18-year-old Hamyd Mourad, whose nationality wasn't immediately clear. One of the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly discuss the investigation, told The Associated Press that the men were linked to a Yemeni terrorist network. And Cherif Kouachi was convicted in 2008 of terrorism...
  • Paris Attack Suspects "Located", Liberation Reports

    01/07/2015 3:15:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Libération Société France copied onto Zero Hedge ^ | 7 January 2015 | Marie PIQUEMAL, Patricia TOURANCHEAU and Luc MATHIEU copied by Tyler Durden
    Update 2: Liberation provides the following statement from Bernard Cazeneuve, Minister of the Interior, manages to Liberation "They are formatted to start over. My role is that the French are protected. When I see the videos on the Internet, there are enough of savagery and barbarism to ensure that the investigation go fast and you are protected, you journalists as police officers in uniform. I asked this morning that there are additional ways to protect all the press." Update: Liberation now backtracking on the arrest report, saying this instead:  The Interior Ministry denied the arrest of the suspects, but...
  • HOWARD DEAN: DON’T CALL PARIS TERRORISTS ‘MUSLIM’

    01/07/2015 9:05:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/07/2015 | Jeffrey Poor
    On Wednesday’s “Morning Joe,” former Gov. Howard Dean (D-VT) downplayed any ties of gunmen that killed 12 at the offices of a French satirical magazines in Paris have to the religion of Islam. According to Dean, we should stop attributing the “Muslim” label to them because they fall in line with a cult that is able to overcome France’s strict gun laws to carry out such an attack. “You know, this is a chronic problem,” Dean said. “I stopped calling these people Muslim terrorists. They’re about as Muslim as I am. I mean, they have no respect for whatever anybody...
  • 12 DEAD IN PARIS MASSACRE: Islamic gunmen execute French police officer as he pleads for his life

    01/07/2015 6:32:18 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 119 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 7 January 2015 | Simon Tomlinson and Peter Allen and Jay Akbar and Chris Pleasance
    12 DEAD IN PARIS MASSACRE: Islamic gunmen execute French police officer as he pleads for his life after terror attack on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo at centre of Mohammed cartoon storm Masked gunmen storm Paris headquarters with AK-47s shouting 'Allahu akbar!' and 'the Prophet has been avenged' Stalked building asking for people's names before killing the editor and cartoonist during weekly editorial meeting Horrific footage shows a police officer begging for his life before being shot in the head at point-blank range Killers fled in stolen car across eastern Paris after a 'mass shoot-out' with police officers and remain on...
  • Howard Dean: Don't Call Paris Shooters 'Muslim Terrorists'

    01/07/2015 5:33:50 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 102 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Howard Dean—that celebrated scholar of Islam—has weighed in on today's murderous rampage in Paris and declared that he refuses to call the shooters in this and similar cases "Muslim terrorists." According to Dean, the disregard for the lives of others that these terrorists display "is not what the Koran says." Dean's denial of the obvious puts him in the company of many liberals, most notably including President Obama, who after the beheading of James Foley declared that ISIS "speaks for no religion." View the video here.
  • Israel withholds funds, weighs lawsuits against Palestinians

    01/04/2015 9:51:12 AM PST · by celmak · 6 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 01/03/2015 | Allyn Fisher-Ilan
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel will withhold critical tax revenue and seek ways to bring war crimes prosecutions against Palestinian leaders in retaliation for Palestinian moves to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), Israeli officials said on Saturday. On Friday, the Palestinians delivered documents to U.N. headquarters in New York on joining the Rome Statute of the ICC in The Hague and other global treaties with the aim of prosecuting Israelis for what they consider war crimes committed on their territory. In a first punitive response, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided in consultation with senior ministers on Thursday to withhold...
  • Tolerance Police: Churches Should Sing Islamic Songs at Christmastime

    12/30/2014 3:43:19 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 26 replies
    The New American ^ | 12/22/2014 | Selwyn Duke
    ’Tis the season for abject folly? There has long been a movement to ban authentic Christmas carols from American schools. Now some German politicians and religious leaders are recommending that Muslim “carols” be sung in some of their institutions — their churches — during Christmas services. The idea, which supposedly would increase “tolerance,” also involves the singing of Christian songs in mosques. Of course, critics would point out that the two actions are not equivalent, since no Muslim high holy day falls on the 25th. Many would also suspect that church leaders are far more likely to entertain the idea...
  • Nun Pleads for Christians Raped, Sold, Killed by ISIS

    12/23/2014 6:37:39 PM PST · by Maudeen · 21 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | December 23, 2014 | Leo Hohmann
    Refugees live 'like animals' in camps ...........................Sister Hatune points to the fact that 96 percent of the people who populated the Middle East at the turn of the eighth century were Christian. Now, that Christian population has dwindled to 6 percent. Turkey was once almost all Christian, but now it is 0.03 percent Christian. Iraq had 1 million Christians under Saddam Hussein, but now only a few thousand remain, and the churches of Baghdad will be mostly empty this Christmas. “Where are these Christians? Where are these people? Just ask yourself,” said the fiery nun, whose native tongue is Aramaic.
  • Too Old to be in the Armed Forces?

    12/21/2014 4:15:47 PM PST · by w1n1 · 46 replies
    wsj ^ | 12/21/2014 | T Rose
    There are many willing to join the military to fight the radical Jihadists, this includes all ages. Here's someone we came across and heard his perspective. With further adieu, I give you Tony Rose. "I am over 60 and the Armed Forces thinks I’m too old to track down terrorists. You can’t be older than 42 to join the military. They’ve got the whole thing backwards." "Instead of sending 18-year olds off to fight, they ought to take us old guys. You shouldn’t be able to join a military unit until you’re at least 35". The rest of Tony's...
  • IS(IS) has executed 100 foreigners trying to quit: report

    12/21/2014 3:42:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    AFP ^ | December 20, 2014 | Staff
    The Islamic State extremist group has executed 100 of its own foreign fighters who tried to flee their headquarters in the Syrian city of Raqqa, the Financial Times newspaper said Saturday. An activist opposed to both IS and the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is well-known to the British business broadsheet, said he had "verified 100 executions" of foreign IS fighters trying to leave the jihadist group's de facto capital.
  • Obama's New Cuba Policy: Eating With Raul

    12/19/2014 5:18:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Investors.com ^ | December 19, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Diplomacy: The White House says Cuba's Raul Castro may soon visit. If he does, it'll be an ugly blot on President Obama's record. Since when does the U.S. welcome brutal military dictators into the people's house? Speaking to flabbergasted reporters, President Obama's spokesman Josh Earnest said Thursday that the White House "wouldn't rule out a visit from President Castro," just after explaining that Obama wanted to travel to Cuba. That would be the diplomatic trade-off for an administration visit to the island, which would undoubtedly be a repeat of Obama pop-star pal Beyonce's pleasure trip last year in a miasma...
  • Judicial Watch Files Two Lawsuits against Obama Administration for Information on Terrorist...

    12/19/2014 9:41:59 AM PST · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 19, 2014
    Full title: Judicial Watch Files Two Lawsuits against Obama Administration for Information on Terrorist Swap for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl GAO found that Obama broke a “clear and unambiguous” law when he swapped Bowe Bergdahl for the high-level terrorists (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on November 18, 2014, it filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits against the U.S. Departments of Defense and State to obtain records concerning arrangements made between the U.S. government with third parties or another state regarding agreements and monetary payments to secure the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from captivity in Afghanistan....
  • On Cuba, Obama Had An Ace, And Played A Deuce

    12/18/2014 3:50:48 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Investors.com ^ | December 18, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Diplomacy: As the Castros rejoice at President Obama's move to normalize ties, extend trade credits, take their country off the terror list and free its deadly spies, the queasy question remains: What did the U.S. get in return? The question is being asked by the more serious leaders in Washington. Marco Rubio for one. "(Obama's) foreign policy is, at a minimum, naive and perhaps truly counterproductive to the future of democracy in the region," said the Florida senator in the wake of the giveaway. "Barack Obama is the worst negotiator that we've had as president since at least Jimmy Carter,...
  • Australians left bloody but unbowed

    12/18/2014 12:31:18 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 15 replies
    The Australian ^ | 19th December 2014 | Michael Fullilove and Anthony Bubalo
    IT feels like terror has come to our home town. After this week’s events, Sydney joins New York, London, Madrid, Mumbai and Ottawa on the list of great cities visited by politically motivated ­violence since 2001. ..... Australians are not innocents when it comes to terrorism. Nearly a dozen Australians were killed in the September 11 attack in 2001. A year later, 88 died in the Bali bombings in Indonesia. Australians died in the 2005 Bali bombings, the 2005 London bombings, and the 2009 Jakarta hotel ­attacks. All those incidents took place thousands of kilometres away. This event occurred in...
  • Hillary Clinton: America should ‘empathize’ and ‘show respect’ to her enemies

    12/15/2014 5:00:15 PM PST · by RetiredArmy · 40 replies
    Barbwire ^ | December 13, 2014 | Julio Severo
    Hillary Clinton, who is expected to run for president in 2016, has been criticized after saying that America should “empathize” and “show respect” to her enemies. Her speech, focused on the promotion of feminist leadership, was given at Georgetown University in Washington D.C., December 3, 2014. Her feminist approach is for America to use “every possible tool and partner” to advance ‘peace.’ She elaborated that this approach means “showing respect, even for one’s enemies; trying to understand and, insofar as psychologically possible, empathize with their perspective and point of view.” How are we supposed to understand her speech? Who are...
  • Don't yell at terrorist suspects, soldiers told (The West Has Committed Suicide)

    12/13/2014 8:55:09 PM PST · by Chgogal · 32 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | December 13, 2014 | Robert Mendick and Tim Ross
    British soldiers have “lost their capability” to interrogate terrorist insurgents because of strict new rules on questioning that even ban shouting in captives’ ears, military chiefs have warned. The rules — detailed in court papers obtained by The Telegraph — also prevent military intelligence officers from banging their fists on tables or walls, or using “insulting words” when interrogating a suspect. The regulations replaced a previous policy that had to be withdrawn after a series of legal challenges and the death in custody of Baha Mousa, an Iraqi detainee in Basra. But there is growing disquiet within the ranks that...
  • The Senate CIA Report and Democratic Treachery

    12/10/2014 10:41:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/10/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    Putting American lives on the line for a political payout On Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee released the 500-page executive summary of the report on the CIA’s enhanced interrogation of terrorist detainees. Democrats, the media and Republican Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) are using it as an opportunity to hammer the CIA and the Bush administration, while American embassies, military units and other U.S. interests are preparing for possible reprisals. But adding further threats to Americans already in harm’s way matters not. Beleaguered congressional Democrats are desperate for a political boon and have turned to an old standby: sabotaging national security...
  • Opponents of Amnesty Oppose Human Rights [satire]

    12/07/2014 8:47:31 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 Dec 2014 | John Semmens
    Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson characterized congressional opponents of amnesty for illegal immigrants as “enemies of human rights.” “The constant questions about how the president’s deferred deportation program helps Americans exposes the selfishness and inhumanity of his critics,” Johnson asserted. “Since when is everything we do supposed to benefit Americans? After all, Americans are a tiny portion of humanity. Why should their interests be permitted to override the well-being of the other 96 percent?” “A case could be made that 4 percent of the world population consuming 20 percent of world output is unfair,” Johnson observed. “Since it is...
  • Eric Gardner's Crime: Selling Illegal Cigarettes Funds Mafias and Even Muslim Terrorists...

    12/04/2014 8:32:56 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 61 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 December 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    A textbook example of unintended consequences is provided by the heavy cigarette taxes levied in some US states-- each sets its own rate, and they vary wildly: Missouri's state cigarette tax is 17 cents. It's $4.35 in New York... Thus, the ATF says the federal gub'ment loses $5 billion in tax revenue every year from the trafficking of illegal cigarettes. Worldwide, it's a $100 billion problem, and it's the No. 1 economic crime in Europe. Couldn't be any simpler: cigarettes are purchased by organized crime types in a low-tax state, who then truck them in for sale back in a...
  • Catch and release: Two terrorists set free into U.S. by Homeland Security Dept.

    12/02/2014 8:50:26 AM PST · by FR_addict · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/2/2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson acknowledged Tuesday that his department had to release two men who admitted they were part of a terrorist group from Turkey, after a judge ordered them to be let out — a decision he said he disagreed with. Earlier this year, Mr. Johnson had told Congress that four men who were caught crossing the southern border and who claimed to be part of a Marxist terrorist group would be deported. But Tuesday he told the Homeland Security Committee that two of them remain in U.S. custody, and two others were released into the U.S. and...