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  • Congress seeks more U.S. aid for Iron Dome

    03/23/2012 7:36:46 PM PDT · by U-238 · 5 replies
    UPI ^ | 3/23/2012 | UPI
    Key leaders of the U.S. Congress want U.S. President Barack Obama to provide funds to help Israel, should it request it, to produce more batteries of the Iron Dome counter-rocket system. Israel's air force has three batteries deployed to protect cities in the southern Negev Desert against rockets fired by Palestinian militants in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip but budget problems mean it can't fund more batteries needed to shield the rest of the country. Iron Dome, which racked up a 90 percent kill rate against Palestinian Qassam and Grad rockets in recent weeks, was developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems...
  • Soldier Saved Lives By Throwing Away Grenade

    03/23/2012 3:36:08 PM PDT · by EnglishCon · 21 replies
    Sky News ^ | 03/23/2012 | Sky News
    A British soldier who picked up and threw away a live grenade before it could kill him and his men is among 131 members of the Armed Forces whose heroics are being officially honoured. Serjeant Deacon Cutterham was wading through an irrigation ditch knee-deep in water on patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan, when the grenade came flying over a high wall to one side and landed in front of him. He reached down to grab it and "posted" the grenade into a parallel irrigation channel to get it out of his hand as quickly as possible.
  • EU Foreign Policy Chief Ashton: Enabler of Antisemitism and Radical Islam

    03/22/2012 1:15:02 PM PDT · by forty_years · 1 replies
    netwmd.com ^ | 3/22/12 | netwmd Staff
    Question: What enabled the slaughter of Jewish children and soldiers in the French city of Toulouse by a Muslim steeped in radical, victim-centric, warped Islamist ideology? Answer: People like EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton, an apologist for terrorist hate. She is the epitome of amoral, cowardly, politically correct, morally relativistic trash allowed by decadent, fearful Westerners to run amok at the top of their societies. This combination of a disconnected public and crazy political elite creates an atmosphere where lying bullies -- Islamo-fascist-leftists -- trample Western values, commit horrendous acts of ultra-violence, and shut down free speech. Meanwhile, people...
  • Knesset Member Says J Street Statement Encourages Terrorists

    03/22/2012 1:11:39 PM PDT · by forty_years · 2 replies
    algemeiner ^ | 3/22/12 | staff
    MK Otniel Schneller (Kadima) of the Israeli Knesset has criticized the U.S. lobbying group J Street for recent comments it made on the violence between Israel and Gaza. The J Street statement criticized “rockets fired on Israeli cities and towns and airstrikes on Gaza that have killed over a dozen Palestinian civilians.”“At a time when a million Israeli citizens have been living in bomb shelters for four days and four nights, have not gone to school or work and anxiously await the next siren, the terrorists firing on them are getting encouragement and support, not just from Iran and Hezbollah,...
  • Lawsuit alleging Bank of China laundered terrorists' money moves forward

    03/22/2012 1:36:22 AM PDT · by ilcenter · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 21, 2012 | Leland Vittert
    The Bank of China knowingly laundered money for various Islamic militant groups so they could get around transaction restrictions because of their label as a "terrorist organization" by the U.S. government, a lawsuit by Israeli victims of suicide bombings claims. Recent court decisions in the United States say the lawsuits can go forward against the Chinese bank. Fox News has learned that Israeli intelligence officials warned the Chinese government that Iran was using Bank of China to finance its militant networks, including providing account numbers and transaction details, only to have the Chinese turn a blind eye as the money...
  • Palestinians as 'super victims'

    03/22/2012 5:03:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Ynet ^ | 03.19.12 | Manfred Gerstenfeld
    Turning Palestinians into victims a case of emotional appeals triumphing over facts Last week the IDF responded with bombings on Gaza targets to the rockets shot from there on southern Israel. It took little time for some foreign media to equate the Palestinian aggressor with the Israeli aggressed. It took only slightly longer to mainly highlight Israel’s actions while shoving continued Palestinian aggression into the background. Such distortions of the truth have to be seen in a much wider context. The overall propaganda war against Israel includes frequent falsifying of facts and many fallacious arguments. Among the latter are the...
  • Are There or Aren’t there Russian Troops in Syria?

    03/20/2012 9:19:04 PM PDT · by U-238 · 21 replies
    Defense Tech ^ | 3/20/2012 | Defense Tech
    Well, things in Syria are getting a bit more complicated. Weeks after the news that special operators from NATO countries may be inside Syria advising the rebels, comes the news that Russia has dispatched counterterrorism troops to the embattled nation. Now, some news reports say the Russian’s claim they’ve just sent a Navy tanker to support anti-piracy operations in Middle Eastern waters and that any troops aboard that ship are simply there to protect the tanker’s civilian crew and that there are no Russian counterterror troop in Syria. Now, the ship is docked in the Syrian port of Tartus on...
  • The Palestinian Excuse for Terror

    03/21/2012 6:26:47 PM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Commentary ^ | 3-21-12 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad issued a call today to foreign terrorists to stop using the plight of the Palestinians as an excuse for their crimes. In condemning the Toulouse massacre two days after the killings, Fayyad said, “Extremists must stop pretending to stand up for the rights of Palestinian children who only ask for a decent life.” This was in reaction to the news that Mohammed Merah, the arrested suspect in the Toulouse shootings, claimed that the atrocity was done in part to exact revenge on the Jews for their supposedly poor treatment of the Palestinians. Fayyad is...
  • Muslim fashion takes hold in Bay Area

    03/21/2012 9:21:15 AM PDT · by SmithL · 27 replies · 2+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 3/21/12 | Matt O'Brien
    Ruhollah Habibi dresses sharply in a suit and tie each morning for his job at JP Morgan. But the banker also carries a thobe to work on Fridays, slipping on the Arabian-style tunic for afternoon prayers. "I just take off my suitcoat and throw that on over my button-up," said the 28-year-old San Ramon resident. "It's our etiquette to wear Islamic clothing when you're going to learn the sacred knowledge." From kufi caps to veils and ankle-length abayas, multicultural Muslim clothing is in demand among the Bay Area's young and devout. American-born Muslims who once shunned their immigrant parents' Old...
  • Anti-Communist pastor Gauck elected German president

    03/18/2012 8:58:43 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 28 replies
    Germans resoundingly elected Joachim Gauck, a former Lutheran pastor and human rights activist from communist East Germany, as president of the European Union's largest country on Sunday, posing a potential political headache for Chancellor Angela Merkel.
  • Israel concerned UNIFIL heading toward collapse

    03/16/2012 4:15:06 PM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/15/2012 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Concern follows France, Italy decide to withdraw significant number of troops from the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon. Israel is growing concerned that UNIFIL, the multi-national peacekeeping force in Lebanon, is headed toward collapse with a French decision this week to withdraw a significant number of its troops. Following the Second Lebanon War in 2006, Israel succeeded in getting a number of European countries to contribute soldiers to the peacekeeping force, whose mandate was also beefed up as part of an international effort to prevent Hezbollah’s rearmament. The force was bolstered to include 12,000 soldiers in comparison to the few...
  • Karzai casts doubt on U.S. account of rampage

    03/16/2012 3:12:56 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 15 replies · 1+ views
    cnn.com ^ | 3/16/12 | Sara Sidner
    Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai cast doubt Friday on the account of events given by U.S. authorities as he met with the families of 16 civilians allegedly killed by a U.S. soldier. In his meeting at the presidential palace in Kabul, Karzai suggested the Americans had not been frank about what happened. "We tried to talk to the soldier involved, but there was no cooperation from America," Karzai told the villagers. "Based on what you are saying, the killer was not just one person." The soldier, whose identity has been withheld by U.S. authorities, is accused of...
  • Geraldo And Kilmeade Get Into..Argument Over Afghanistan: ‘They Will Never Evolve Into Americans’

    03/16/2012 11:37:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite ^ | March 16, 2012 | Alex Alvarez
    Geraldo Rivera stopped by the set of Fox & Friends early Friday morning, where he weighed in on the future of our war in Afghanistan — and entered into a heated debate with host Brian Kilmeade in the process. ....................................................... “Are we going to create an ‘Afghanistan, California’?” asked Rivera. “What are we going to do there?” “These are people,” he continued, “for whom the Holy Book is their whole lives, and the deaths of children is just a passing event.” “They will never evolve into Americans,” he added after Kilmeade asked what happens when the people we’ve been trying...
  • Afghan Ambivalence (Oliver North)

    03/15/2012 7:34:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 16, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — Four years ago, when then-Sen. Barack Obama was campaigning for president, he said of Afghanistan: This is "a war that we have to win." He also claimed, "The Afghan people must know that our commitment to their future is enduring because the security of Afghanistan and the United States is shared." But after three years of Obama's being commander in chief, it ought to be clear that he never really believed his own campaign rhetoric. Now, in the aftermath of recent setbacks, his words are further evidence of presidential ambivalence and uncertainty. None of this bodes well...
  • A Filmmaker’s Second Thoughts On Hating Israel

    03/15/2012 1:08:09 PM PDT · by hope · 12 replies
    Prophecy News Watch ^ | 3/15/12 | Nicky Larkin
    I used to hate Israel. I used to think the Left was always right. Not any more. Now I loathe Palestinian terrorists. Now I see why Israel has to be hard. Now I see the Left can be Right -- as in right-wing. So why did I change my mind so completely? Strangely, it began with my anger at Israel's incursion into Gaza in December 2008 which left over 1,200 Palestinians dead, compared to only 13 Israelis. I was so angered by this massacre I posed in the striped scarf of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation for an art show catalogue....
  • SWIFT Financial Service Cuts Iran Off (International Banking Transactions)

    03/15/2012 8:39:23 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 12 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 3-15-11 | RT
    Following an EU Council decision, SWIFT announced it has been instructed to discontinue its communications services to Iranian financial institutions that are subject to European sanctions. ­The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, or SWIFT, is crucial to Iran’s oil and other trade. The EU Council decision prohibits companies such as SWIFT from continuing to provide specialized financial messaging services to EU-sanctioned Iranian banks. They, alongside the SWIFT customer community have been notified of the disconnection, which will become effective on Saturday 17 March at 16.00 GMT. A statement on the SWIFT website said “Disconnecting banks is an extraordinary and...
  • PA Declares Church in Bethlehem to be Unlawful

    03/14/2012 3:44:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies · 2+ views
    INN ^ | First Publish: 3/14/2012, 11:25 AM | Rachel Hirshfeld
    The Palestinian Authority declared a Baptist Church in Bethlehem to be unlawful and said that it will no longer receive rights as a religious institution, Algemeiner reported. This decision comes a week after Prime Minister Salam Fayyad told an audience of Evangelical Protestants that his government respected the rights of its Christian minorities. “They said that our legitimacy as a church from a governmental point of view is not approved,” said an assistant pastor at the First Baptist Church. “They said they will not recognize any legal paper work from our church. That includes birth certificates, wedding certificates and death...
  • Israeli diplomat's car hit by blast in Delhi; 1 injured

    02/13/2012 4:28:12 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 14 replies
    Express India ^ | Feb 13, 2012 at 1715 hrs IST
    New Delhi An Israeli official said an explosion was hit an Israeli diplomat's car in New Delhi on Monday. He said one person was hurt in the blast, but did not identify the victim. Israeli Embassy spokesman David Goldfarb said the car was near the embassy when the blast went off. Indian police said only that a car was on fire on the street outside the embassy.
  • King Announces Hearing on Iran/Hezbollah Threat to U.S. Homeland

    03/14/2012 6:05:32 PM PDT · by Cindy · 23 replies · 1+ views
    SNIPPET - quote: King Announces Hearing on Iran/Hezbollah Threat to U.S. Homeland MAR 14, 2012 Issues: Counterterrorism Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, announced that on Wednesday, March 21 he will convene an investigative hearing to examine the terror threat that Iran poses to the U.S. homeland. The hearing is entitled: “Iran, Hezbollah, and the Threat to the Homeland.” King said: “The disruption last fall of an Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States at a popular Washington restaurant was a wake-up call for all...
  • Lindsey Graham blasts Newt Gingrich on Afghanistan(Rino not happy about wanting out of Afghan)

    03/14/2012 5:11:08 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 23 replies
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ^ | Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 03/13/2012 | By Ed O'Keefe
    A clearly miffed Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) called on Newt Gingrich and other Republican presidential candidates Tuesday to temper their remarks on U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan, warning they run the risk of dividing the GOP and emboldening the Taliban. Graham, a vocal defender of military action in Afghanistan and previous operations in Iraq, said he was “very disappointed” with the former House speaker’s recent comments that the United States no longer has “the willpower or the capacity to do the things you have to do to fundamentally change” Afghanistan.