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  • Sweden in flames: As gangs of migrants riot for five nights running

    10/06/2015 8:57:26 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 68 replies ^ | 24 May 2013
    It is supposed to be the model multicultural state. But Sweden is facing problems of its own after gangs of immigrants spent a fifth consecutive night rioting in Stockholm. Officers are battling to keep the capital under control after hundreds of cars were torched, a police station set alight and fire services kept from a major blaze by a stone-throwing mob of youths. To make matters worse, rioting has now spread to Sweden’s two other major cities, Gothenburg and Malmo. Trouble then spread to some of the city’s most deprived areas, shattering the country’s proud claim that it is a...
  • State Dept confronted over Israel criticism in light of Afghan bombing

    10/06/2015 11:11:51 PM PDT · by InMemoriam · 2 replies | October 6, 2015 | UNWatch
    Matt Lee questions Mark Toner on the parallels between the Kunduz bombing and the Israeli shelling of a UNRWA school.
  • Who is next in line? Afghanistan wants Russia's help too!!!

    10/06/2015 10:47:18 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    Kabul needs Russian help in the fight against terrorist group "Islamic state". This was announced by the first Vice-President of Afghanistan General Abdul Rashid Dostum following the meeting with the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov. "Dostum said that ISIS is trying to make its foothold in Afghanistan. To prevent this threat Kabul needs Russian support, as in Syria. We are confident that the Russian leadership will make a positive decision in this matter," — wrote Kadyrov on his social network page. He also said that economic, trade and cultural cooperation was discussed at the meeting. On September 30th, Russian air...
  • On This Day in 1571

    10/06/2015 10:57:42 PM PDT · by John Locke · 6 replies
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton
    Lepanto White founts falling in the courts of the sun, And the Soldan of Byzantium is smiling as they run; There is laughter like the fountains in that face of all men feared, It stirs the forest darkness, the darkness of his beard, It curls the blood-red crescent, the crescent of his lips, For the inmost sea of all the earth is shaken with his ships. They have dared the white republics up the capes of Italy, They have dashed the Adriatic round the Lion of the Sea, And the Pope has cast his arms abroad for agony and loss,...
  • Russia carving out a fortress for Assad, say experts

    10/06/2015 7:36:49 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 9 replies
    AFP ^ | October 6, 2015 | Valérie Leroux, Eric Randolph
    The contours of Russia's strategy in Syria are emerging as it tries to carve out a rebel-free zone for Bashar al-Assad's regime and shut out Western forces from his air space.
  • Army postpones planned discharge of Green Beret who confronted accused Afghan rapist

    10/06/2015 7:01:54 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 20 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Oct 6, 2015 | N/A
    The U.S. Army has postponed the planned discharge of an 11-year Green Beret who confronted an alleged child rapist in Afghanistan in order to give him a chance to appeal. An army spokesman said Tuesday that Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland will be given 60 days to file an appeal with the Army Board for the Correction of Military Records. “While the material in Sgt. Martland's file required that he be considered by the QMP (Qualitative Management Program) board, it is our desire to ensure every soldier receives fairness and due process and we continue to act accordingly,” the spokesman...
  • The Obama Vendetta Against Netanyahu

    10/06/2015 3:00:57 AM PDT · by billorites · 20 replies
    Council on Foreign Relations ^ | October 2, 2015 | Elliot Abrams
    When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to the UN General Assembly this week, neither Secretary of State Kerry nor even our UN Ambassador, Samantha Power, was present. Why not? The State Department has said Kerry was involved in some kind of conference call or video conference with the White House. OK, let’s call that plausible. What about Power? Rick Grenell, for years the spokesman at the US Mission to the UN and a very well-informed observer, tweeted yesterday that Power was instructed to stay away. Think of how petty that instruction, which can only have come from the White...
  • House Democrats Will Try To Dissolve Select Committee On Benghazi Tonight

    10/06/2015 4:08:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    It probably wasn’t the best idea for Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the presumptive successor to outgoing Speaker of the House John Boehner, to suggest that Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers were sinking due to the existence of the House Select Committee on Benghazi. The Clinton Team already has a campaign ad about it, and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), who is challenging McCarthy for the speakership, called the remarks “absolutely terrible.” In a second salvo, House Democrats are aiming to dissolve the Select Committee on Benghazi tonight, with Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) proposing the Rules Committee eliminate it tonight, though it’s bound to...
  • Putin has sent the feared Spetsnaz special forces into Syria to bail out Assad

    10/06/2015 12:47:12 AM PDT · by 100American · 42 replies ^ | 5 OCT 2015 | CHRIS HUGHES
    Russia has sent its crack special troops into Syria to back up ­ President Bashar al-Assad’s bid to wipe out his opposition. Vladimir Putin’s feared Spetsnaz unit and a covert para battalion ghosted into the war-torn country and are preparing for an all-out assault on rebels fighting the regime – including moderate units such as the western-backed Free Syrian Army. A military source said: “Putin’s marines are there to guard the airbases they are using against ­sabotage by rebels. "But Spetsnaz and air-assault troops are not there to provide security to static objects, they are extremely aggressive and highly trained....
  • Putin's boost in battle against ISIS: China preparing to 'team up with Russia in Syria'

    10/06/2015 1:09:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    The Express ^ | 10/06/2015 | Rob Virtue
    Russia has carried out a series of deadly airstrikes against the terrorist group over the last few days and Vladimir Putin has now sent the country's most elite special forces team into the war zone. And speculation is heightening that offensive will be bolstered by the China's People's Liberation Army, following a number of reports of military movements in the region backed up by strong words from a senior government member at a United Nations meeting. Reports emanating from the Middle East last week said China was planning on joining the fight against ISIS "in the coming weeks", according to...
  • Top Law Enforcement Official: Terrorists Have Infiltrated U.S. Through Mexico

    10/06/2015 12:34:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 6, 2015
    A few days ago a top law enforcement official finally confirmed that Islamic terrorists have infiltrated the United States through Mexico, a story that Judicial Watch broke last year as part of an ongoing series involving the dangerously porous southern border. Last October JW reported that four members of the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), who entered the U.S. through the Mexican border, were arrested in McAllen and Pharr Texas. Then, over the summer, JW reported that Mexican drug cartels are smuggling foreigners from countries with terrorist links into a small Texas rural town near...
  • Russia offers to reopen military talks with Pentagon over Syrian airstrikes

    10/06/2015 12:21:20 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 8 replies ^ | October 6 at 1:52 PM | By Liz Sly, Craig Whitlock and Brian Murphy
    BEIRUT — Russia offered Tuesday to resume talks with the United States on managing separate airstrike operations in Syria, even as the former Cold War foes bicker over Moscow’s objectives in the civil war. The Russian opening for more military-to-military dialogue was welcomed by the Pentagon after urgent appeals for the Kremlin to keep open channels to discuss its widening air campaign in Syria and ways to avoid possible conflicts.
  • Russia Is Bombing Ambulances in Syria

    10/06/2015 12:07:39 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 62 replies ^ | 10.06.151:08 AM ET | Michael Weiss
    Hunted 10.06.151:08 AM ET Russia Is Bombing Ambulances in Syria Michael Weiss On the same day the U.S. struck a hospital in Afghanistan, Putin’s pilots struck medical facilities and vehicles nowhere near ISIS. Dr. Ammar Martini has a simple question he would like answered: “Why are the Russians bombing my hospitals and ambulances?” One of the cofounders of Orient Humanitarian Relief, a non-profit that provides medical treatment and educational services in northern and central Syria, Martini was recounting to The Daily Beast how Russian airstrikes in the Idlib countryside Saturday destroyed a part of his emergency ambulance center. “They destroyed...
  • Russia says militants in Syria are moving armour close to mosques

    10/06/2015 11:51:43 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 58 replies ^ | 10/06/2015 | Reuters
    Russia says militants in Syria are moving armour close to mosques Reuters – 1 hour 13 minutes ago. MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian defence ministry said its planes had struck 12 Islamic State targets in Syria on Tuesday, saying the militants had begun to move their weapons and armoured vehicles into residential areas to try to protect them. ... "The terrorists are undertaking efforts to move their weapons into the residential areas of cities," the ministry said. "As a rule the militants place armoured vehicles close to mosques knowing very well that we would never target them (mosques)." ... "We...
  • Israel to provide Russia with intelligence about Syrian opposition

    10/06/2015 11:45:41 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 37 replies ^ | Tuesday, 06 October 2015 10:30 |
    Israel to provide Russia with intelligence about Syrian opposition . Tuesday, 06 October 2015 10:30 Israel will provide Russia with intelligence information about opposition sites in Syria to facilitate Moscow’s military operations, Channel 2TV has reported. The Israeli network said that a senior delegation of Russian army officials will arrive in Israel on Tuesday to coordinate the military cooperation. The delegation will be led by First Deputy Chief of General Staff General Nikolai Bogdanovsky, who will meet his Israeli counterpart, Major-General Yair Golan as well as senior officials in Israeli military intelligence, the air force and the Mossad. Channel 2...
  • Surprise! The Soviets Nearly Won Afghan War

    10/06/2015 6:59:21 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 80 replies ^ | December 26, 2004 | Mark Kramer
    Surprise! The Soviets Nearly Won Afghan War December 26, 2004|Mark Kramer | Mark Kramer is director of the Harvard Cold War studies program and a senior fellow at the university's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian studies. Twenty-five years ago, on Christmas Eve, Soviet troops marched into Afghanistan with the aim of restoring order in a few months. Nine years later they withdrew amid continued violence. In their wake, civil war erupted and the Taliban rose to power, providing a haven to Al Qaeda. Critics of the U.S. military effort in Iraq often cite the Soviet experience in Afghanistan as...
  • Statement by the North Atlantic Council on incursions into Turkey’s airspace by Russian aircraft

    10/06/2015 6:27:35 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 60 replies
    NATO ^ | Last updated: 05 Oct. 2015 17:23 | NATO
    The North Atlantic Council met today to hold consultations on the potential implications of the recent dangerous military actions of the Russian Federation in and around Syria. Allies expressed their deep concern with regard to the Russian military build-up in Syria and especially the attacks by the Russian Air Force on Hama, Homs, and Idlib which led to civilian casualties and did not target Da’esh. Allies call on the Russian Federation to immediately cease its attacks on the Syrian opposition and civilians, to focus its efforts on fighting ISIL, and to promote a solution to the conflict through a political...
  • End of ISIS? Putin sends in his most ruthless special forces killers to finish off jihadis

    10/06/2015 5:33:14 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 58 replies
    Daily Express ^ | 5th October 2015 | Nick Gutteridge
    'LADIMIR Putin has dispatched his most elite special forces team to Syria to hunt down and wipe out Islamic State (ISIS) militants. The Russian supremo ordered the deployment of soldiers from his fearsome Spetsnaz unit to root out and eliminate packs of fleeing jihadis. A battalion of elite paratroopers also ghosted into the war-torn country this week as Putin ramps up his assault on the Islamist fanatics and rebel forces fighting to topple dictator Bashar al-Assad. The deployment of the Spetsnaz - the elite of the elite in Russia's army who have to undergo a gruelling training programme to earn...
  • Palestinian Terrorism Onslaught Intensifies

    10/06/2015 5:32:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 10-6-15 | Palestinian Terrorism Onslaught Intensifies
    Palestinian Terrorism Onslaught Intensifies How the Palestinian government is inciting the carnage. October 6, 2015 Joseph Klein    Palestinian jihadists have continued murdering Jews in Jerusalem and the West Bank. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and his security forces stood by for days and let these murders happen. In fact, by declaring last week at the United Nations General Assembly that he was prepared to walk away from the Oslo Accords and abandon the Palestinian Authority’s security responsibilities, Abbas effectively gave the Palestinian thugs a wink and a nod. His incendiary rhetoric regarding the Temple Mount has also contributed...
  • (Daily Beast) Exit Strategery - Jeb Bush Should Face Facts: It’s Time to Drop Out

    10/06/2015 3:23:41 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | October 6, 2015 | Will Rahn
    Jeb, this isn’t working. You’re a bad candidate, and all you’re going to do now is damage the guy who can beat Trump. Is that what you want? Jeb, this just isn’t going to work. After all that money spent, you’re still sagging nationally and in fourth place in New Hampshire, a state you need to win. You’ve had nearly a year to make your case. It isn’t working. You should pack it in.
  • Blumenthal announces plan to bring Syrian refugees to U.S. much quicker [eliminate security checks]

    10/06/2015 3:53:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    WTNH ^ | 10/5/15 | Brian Spyros
    All eyes are on the 4 million people who’ve fled a brutal civil war in Syria that’s been raging for four years. Several European countries are offering to take in many of the refugees. The United States has also offered to help by possibly taking in 10,000 people. Senator Richard Blumenthal wants to see the process sped up.“The magnitude of the refugee crisis is staggering and horrifying,” said Blumenthal.Currently, it takes 18 months to two years for a refugee to come to the United States because of the lengthy process that’s involved. Sen. Blumenthal will submit a four point plan...
  • Sydney Shooter Labelled ‘Hero Of The Islamic People’ On Social Media

    10/06/2015 2:33:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 10/5/15 | Simon Kent
    The teenage terrorist who executed a NSW Police Force employee in Sydney was lauded as a “hero of the Islamic people” on a social media page, which was quickly removed at the request of police.Fifteen-year-old Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar, who was born in Iran and had an Iraqi-Kurdish background, was killed during a shoot-out with special constables outside police headquarters in the western Sydney suburb of Parramatta last Friday. Moments earlier he had shot finance worker Curtis Cheng in the back as he left the building.According to The Sydney Morning Herald, on one of the Facebook pages that have emerged...
  • Israeli PM vows 'strong action' against Palestinian unrest

    10/05/2015 3:50:10 PM PDT · by McGruff · 5 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 5, 2015 | IAN DEITCH and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Monday that he will use a "strong hand" to quell violent Palestinian protests and deadly attacks, signaling that the current round of violence is bound to escalate at a time when a political solution to the conflict is increasingly distant. Netanyahu said he has sent thousands more soldiers and police to the West Bank and Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem and that "we are allowing our forces to take strong action against those who throw rocks and firebombs." He said restrictions limiting what security forces can do were being lifted, but did not elaborate.
  • Syria conflict: Turkey summons Russian ambassador a second time

    10/05/2015 8:14:58 PM PDT · by amorphous · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 5 Oct 2015
    Turkey has again summoned the Russian ambassador after a second violation of its airspace by a Russian warplane operating in Syria in two days. It did the same after the first violation on Saturday, after which two Turkish F-16 jets were scrambled. Turkey said the second violation occurred on Sunday. Nato has urged Russia to end air strikes "on the Syrian opposition and civilians". Russia says it is targeting Islamic State and other Islamists.
  • Saudi opposition clerics make sectarian call to jihad in Syria

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

    10/05/2015 6:03:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/5/15 | AFP
    Najaf (Iraq) (AFP) - A top leader of Iraq's Popular Mobilisation paramilitary organisation said Monday that Baghdad had turned to Russia because the US-led coalition was not serious about fighting the Islamic State group. A spokesman for the US-led coalition retorted that it had spent $2.3 billion to train and equip Iraqi forces over the past year. "To this day, we have not seen a really serious effort to fight Daesh," Hadi al-Ameri said in the holy city of Najaf, using an Arab acronym for the jihadist organisation. "There are some who try to contain Daesh but not really eliminate...
  • Bill Clinton White House suppressed evidence of Iran’s terrorism

    10/05/2015 5:23:40 PM PDT · by John W · 62 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 5, 2015 | John Solomon
    Bill Clinton’s administration gathered enough evidence to send a top-secret communique accusing Iran of facilitating the deadly 1996 Khobar Towers terrorist bombing, but suppressed that information from the American public and some elements of U.S. intelligence for fear it would lead to an outcry for reprisal, according to documents and interviews. Before Mr. Clinton left office, the intelligence pointing toward Iran’s involvement in the terror attack in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 U.S. servicemen and wounded hundreds was deemed both extensive and “credible,” memos show.
  • Iran: Missiles Pointed at U.S. Targets; Iran, Russia, Syria, Iraq form joint war room

    10/05/2015 5:17:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 5, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    A senior Iranian military leader warned this weekend that “all U.S. military bases in the Middle East are within the range of” Iran’s missiles and emphasized that the Islamic Republic will continue to break international bans on the construction of ballistic missiles. Much of this missile work, like the details of Iran’s advanced arsenal, remains secret, according to Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force. Hajizadeh dismissed the threat of military action by the United States, warning that all U.S. assets and allies are in range of Iran’s current missile arsenal, according to...
  • Bombshell: ISIS just hours from destruction ('It won't take very long at all to drive them out')

    10/05/2015 4:53:25 PM PDT · by amorphous · 71 replies
    WND ^ | 5 Oct 2015 | Chelsea Schilling
    A top terror expert says ISIS is now so weak that it could be decimated within hours. According to a London Express report Monday evening, Russian airstrikes, unruly leadership and numerous defections have destabilized the terror organization to the point that it wouldn’t be capable of fighting off even a small attack. Terror analyst Dr. Afzal Ashraf told the paper that ISIS has drastically exaggerated its military power, prompting an international counterattack. Ashraf urged Western leaders to act now to wipe out the jihadi group. The U.S. has led a coalition of airstrikes against ISIS. The New York Times reported...
  • Arabs Who Spat At, Kicked Terror Victim to be Prosecuted

    10/05/2015 4:12:11 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/10/15 | Ben Porat
    Thanks to near-complete video camera coverage in Jerusalem's Old City, the identities of Arabs who mocked, kicked, and hit Adelle Banita-Bennett as she staggered through the streets of Jerusalem's Old City are known, and they will be prosecuted, Israeli officials said. A Channel 2 report Monday night said the identities of the Arabs who thought that Banita-Bennett's life-threatening injuries were “funny” will be brought to trial for incitement, failing to offer assistance, and acting as accomplices in an attempted murder. On Sunday afternoon, the Adelle Banita-Bennett, widow of Aharon Banita-Bennett, who herself was seriously injured in the stabbing attack Saturday...
  • Obama wanted Argentina to provide nuke fuel to Iran, Argentine president discloses

    10/05/2015 3:24:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 02 October 2015 | Andre Mitchell
    US President Barack Obama continues to receive heavy flak for defending the nuclear deal he initiated with Iran, and then enlisting the support of his allies in the Senate to prevent rival Republican leaders from blocking its implementation. Now, Obama will likely face more criticism after Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner revealed in a speech before the United Nations General Assembly on Monday that a former Obama administration official tried to convince Argentina to provide nuclear fuel to Iran sometime in 2010. In her remarks witnessed by world leaders, Kirchner recalled how Gary Samore, who once worked as the...
  • US: Afghan forces called in strike on Kunduz that hit medical facility

    10/05/2015 3:19:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Hot ^ | October 5, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Critics have begun using the words “war crime” to describe a US airstrike in Kunduz that hit a Doctors Without Borders facility, killing 22 people, including children. The US pushed back against the allegations, claiming that they were responding to a call for close air support from Afghan forces and did not know of any civilian medical facilities in the area: Afghan forces called for U.S. air support while fighting the Taliban in Kunduz shortly before a hospital was struck, killing 22 people, the U.S. commander of international forces in Afghanistan said on Monday. …“We have now learned that on...
  • Abbas: Palestinian Violence 'Helps' Israel

    10/05/2015 3:06:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/10/15 | Yaakov Levi
    Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas on Monday called for calm, saying Israel was “benefiting” from Palestinian violence, and has ordered Palestinian Authority security forces to arrest rioters and prevent the outbreak of violence in PA villages. The reason, he told members of his cabinet, had nothing to do with cooperating with Israel, but to prevent Israel from “taking advantage of violence to attack innocent Palestinians and to drag the entire region into violence.” A PA cabinet official told Arab media that while it was understandable that Palestinians would want to attack Israelis “because of their crimes, we must remember that...
  • ISIS sliced off 12-year-old Syrian boy's fingertips

    10/05/2015 2:02:40 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/5/15
    ISIS militants sliced off the fingertips of 12-year-old boy in a bid to convert a group of Syrian Christians to Islam - but when they refused the terrorists executed all 12 people. The unnamed boy's fingertips were hacked off because he was the son of a Syrian Christian ministry team leader who, along with the rest of the group, refused to renounce his faith. The Gospel Herald reports one woman shouted out 'Jesus' moments before she and others were beheaded by the terror group.
  • ISIS extremists publish address of Navy Seal who killed Osama bin Laden and call for his death

    A British ISIS supporter has published the name and address of the Navy Seal who killed Osama bin Laden and called on American extremists to execute him. Mirror Online has been monitoring jihadi chat on social media and has spotted several people linking to a text file containing instructions on how to find Robert O'Neill, who claimed to have killed the al Qaeda chief.
  • Obama up against growing support for a no-fly zone in Syria (Fiorina: Prepare to fight Russians)

    10/05/2015 11:21:16 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/5/15 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    Russia has been stepping up its involvement in the Syrian civil war - culminating in airstrikes last week that may have targeted not just ISIS, but also rebels opposing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Meanwhile, the Syrian refugee crisis continues unabated, with a massive influx of Syrians overwhelming Turkey and Europe. To address this, lawmakers and presidential candidates alike - including the president's former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, say the U.S. should respond with a no-fly zone, which is not a tactic President Obama is willing to pursue right now. -snip- And in an interview on Fox News last week,...
  • Putin should unleash Chechen troops on Isis, says region's president

    10/05/2015 11:01:25 AM PDT · by McGruff · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Oct 2 ,2015 | Shaun Walker
    The Chechen leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, has asked Vladimir Putin to send him to Syria, claiming that a land operation using Chechen ground troops would wipe out Islamic State terrorists. “The terrorists don’t know what a real war is, because they have only been subjected to airstrikes. They don’t have experience of real military action,” said Kadyrov in an interview with a Russian news agency. “If our request is granted, it will be a celebration for us,” he said. “But it’s the decision of the commander-in-chief to take.”
  • Syrian insurgents vow to attack Russian forces as Moscow hints at ground role

    10/05/2015 10:59:39 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 19 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 5, 2015 | Alec Luhn and Kareem Shaheen
    More than 40 Syrian insurgent groups have vowed to attack Russian forces in retaliation for Moscow’s air campaign, in a show of unity among the usually fragmented rebels against what they called the “occupiers” of Syria. The 41 Syrian rebel groups, which included powerful factions such as Ahrar al-Sham, Islam Army and the Levant Front, said Russia had joined the war in Syria after president Bashar Assad’s forces were on the verge “of a crushing defeat”. The insurgents’ warning came as the chairman of Russia’s parliamentary defense committee suggested that Russian “volunteer” units could join with forces fighting for Syria’s...
  • Video: Judge Nap Says Hillary Is Angry Because the 'Legal Noose Is Tightening'

    10/05/2015 11:09:24 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 50 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 10/5/15 | America's Newsroom
    The legal noose around Hillary Clinton is getting tighter, Judge Andrew Napolitano explained this morning on "America's Newsroom." On NBC's "TODAY" show, the former secretary of state appeared angry when asked about the House Benghazi Committee, arguing that the panel is conducting a "partisan political" investigation. When asked about her private email server, she said that what she did was "allowed" even though it wasn't the "best choice." Clinton said each government official can determine which messages are personal and which ones are work-related. Napolitano said the "noose" is tightening and that Clinton created these problems for herself. He said...
  • Russians Moving Artillery, Ground Forces to Hama, Syria

    10/05/2015 10:55:06 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 27 replies
    NBC ^ | October 5, 2015 | N/A
    A senior defense official has told NBC News that the Russian military has been moving artillery and ground forces towards Hama — one of the locations that the Russians targeted in the first 24 hours of their airstrikes. The U.S. official also said that after Russian aircraft breached Turkish airspace by roughly 20 miles, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov contacted the Turkish government to apologize and acknowledge that it was a mistake. "So much for fighting ISIS," the defense official said.
  • Russian jet over Turkey risked being shot down: Kerry

    10/05/2015 10:22:59 AM PDT · by amorphous · 36 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5 Oct 2015
    Valparaíso (Chile) (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Monday that a Russian warplane's "incursion" into the air space of Washington's NATO ally Turkey risked provoking a serious escalation. "We're greatly concerned about it because it is precisely the kind of thing that had Turkey responded under its rights could have resulted in a shoot-down," he said, at a public event in Chile.
  • Kremlin Says Russian ‘Volunteer’ Forces Will Fight in Syria

    10/05/2015 10:03:24 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 5, 2015 | Andrew Kramer
    MOSCOW — Russia signaled deepening intervention Monday in the Syria war, strongly hinting that its “volunteer” ground forces would soon be fighting there, as NATO officials warned the Kremlin after a Russian warplane invaded Turkey’s airspace. The unfolding developments reflected a dangerous new superpower entanglement in the war, which has left a quarter-million dead and half the country’s population displaced since it began more than four years ago. The addition of Russia ground forces to the aerial assaults already underway by Russian warplanes particularly threatens to undermine Turkey’s policy in Syria, which aims for the establishment of a “safe zone”...
  • NATO denounces Russian incursion into Turkish air space

    10/05/2015 9:59:40 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 5, 2015 | AYLA JEAN YACKLEY AND HUMEYRA PAMUK
    The United States and its NATO allies denounced Russia on Monday for violating Turkish air space along the frontier with Syria, and Ankara threatened to respond if provoked again, raising the prospect of direct confrontation between the Cold War enemies. NATO held an emergency meeting of ambassadors of its 28 member states to respond to what Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called "unacceptable violations of Turkish air space" after Turkey said a Russian jet had crossed its frontier. NATO members "strongly protest" and "condemn" incursions into Turkish and NATO territory, the alliance said. "Allies also note the extreme danger of such irresponsible...
  • NATO denounces Russian incursion into Turkish air space

    10/05/2015 9:44:17 AM PDT · by keat · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Oct 5, 2015 12:28pm EDT | Ayla Jean Yackley and Humeyra Pamuk
    The United States and its NATO allies denounced Russia on Monday for violating Turkish air space along the frontier with Syria, and Ankara threatened to respond if provoked again, raising the prospect of direct confrontation between the Cold War enemies. NATO held an emergency meeting of ambassadors of its 28 member states to respond to what Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called "unacceptable violations of Turkish air space" after Turkey said a Russian jet had crossed its frontier. NATO members "strongly protest" and "condemn" incursions into Turkish and NATO territory, the alliance said. "Allies also note the extreme danger of such irresponsible...
  • Donald Trump: 99% of the People Would Be in Jail for What Hillary Did

    10/05/2015 9:17:34 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/05/15 | Jim Hoft
    Democrat Privilege– Hillary Clinton went on the Today Show this morning to discuss her mysterious private home server. Meanwhile – Donald Trump retweeted this out on Sunday – 99% of people would be in jail for what Hillary did
  • Nuclear power plants in ‘culture of denial’ over hacking risk

    10/05/2015 12:01:06 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 12 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 10/5/15 | Sam Jones
    High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email to buy additional rights. Nuclear power plants around the world are harboring a “culture of denial” about the risks of cyber hacking, with many failing to protect themselves against digital attacks, a review of the industry has warned. A focus on safety and high physical security means that many nuclear facilities are blind to the risks of cyber attacks, according to the report by think-tank...
  • Palestinians: Why Our Leaders Are Hypocrites and Liars

    10/05/2015 11:14:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    gatestoneinstitute ^ | October 5th, 2015 | Bassam Tawil
    Palestinians: Why Our Leaders Are Hypocrites and Liars by Bassam Tawil October 4, 2015 at 5:00 am We contaminate our mosques with our own hands and feet, and then blame Jews for desecrating Islamic holy sites. If anyone is desecrating Islamic holy sites, it is those who bring explosives, stones and firebombs into Al-Aqsa Mosque. The Jews who visit the Temple Mount do not bring with them stones, bombs or clubs. It is young Muslim men who are desecrating our holy sites with their "filthy feet." â—ľThese leaders, including Abbas himself, are not willing to send their own children and...
  • Kremlin Says Russian ‘Volunteer’ Forces Will Fight in Syria

    10/05/2015 10:44:23 AM PDT · by Lexinom · 17 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 5 October 2015 | ANDREW E. KRAMER, HELENE COOPER, CEYLAN YEGINSUOCT
    MOSCOW — Russia signaled deepening intervention Monday in the Syria war, strongly hinting that its “volunteer” ground forces would soon be fighting there, as NATO officials warned the Kremlin after a Russian warplane invaded Turkey’s airspace. The unfolding developments reflected a dangerous new superpower entanglement in the war, which has left a quarter-million dead and half the country’s population displaced since it began more than four years ago. The addition of Russia ground forces to the aerial assaults already underway by Russian warplanes particularly threatens to undermine Turkey’s Syria policy, which aims for the establishment of a “safe zone” along...
  • REVEALED: Daring raids by SAS heroes leave 200 evil jihadis DEAD

    10/05/2015 10:36:13 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 20 replies
    Daily Express ^ | 5th October 2015 | Rebecca Perring
    'SAS TROOPS armed with sniper rifles and heavy machine guns have killed at least 200 evil Islamic State (ISIS) extremists in a series of deadly raids in the past year. Soldiers from the elite fighting unit have eliminated the barbaric terrorists in war-torn Syria and Iraq by calling in air strikes, carrying out deadly ambushes and using long-range sniper fire. They have even organised groups of Peshmerga fighters - forces in Iraqi Kurdistan who are fighting the blood-thirsty terror group - into guerrilla units. In one of the most effective raids British special forces destroyed an entire 20-vehicle fuel convoy,...

    10/05/2015 7:53:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/05/2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    One of the primary reasons Islamic and Western nations are “worlds apart” is because the way they understand the world is worlds apart.  Whereas Muslims see the world through the lens of history, the West has jettisoned or rewritten history to suit its ideologies.   This dichotomy of Muslim and Western thinking is evident everywhere.  When the Islamic State declared that it will “conquer Rome” and “break its crosses,” few in the West realized that those are the verbatim words and goals of Islam’s founder and his companions as recorded in Muslim sources—words and goals that prompted over a thousand...