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  • 100 ISIS Terrorists Caught in Guatemala as Central American Caravan Heads to U.S.

    10/18/2018 6:34:06 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 65 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | OCTOBER 18, 2018
    In a startling revelation, Guatemala’s president announced in the country’s largest newspaper that nearly 100 ISIS terrorists have been apprehended in the impoverished Central American nation. Why should Americans care about this? A caravan of Central American migrants is making its way north. Let’s not forget that Guatemala is one of the countries that bombarded the U.S. with illegal immigrant minors under Barack Obama’s open border free-for-all. They came in droves from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala through the Mexican border and for years Uncle Sam rolled out the welcome mat offering housing, food, medical treatment and a free educationA...
  • Chelsea Clinton calls out Louis Farrakhan over antisemitism

    10/18/2018 5:18:36 PM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies
    JTA ^ | October 18, 2018
    The responsive laughter makes my skin crawl,” Clinton said on Twitter. Chelsea Clinton called Louis Farrakhan’s antisemitism “dangerous” and said laughter in response to it “made my skin crawl.” Clinton, the daughter of former president Bill Clinton and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, was reacting on Twitter to a Farrakhan tweet in which the leader of the Nation of Islam said “I’m not an anti-Semite. I’m anti-termite.” “Comparing Jews to termites is anti-Semitic, wrong and dangerous,” Clinton tweeted Wednesday, quoting Farrakhan. Twitter, meantime, said it would not suspend Farrakhan from the site. A BuzzFeed reporter quoted a spokesperson for...
  • PA arrests Palestinian-American for property sale to Jews

    10/18/2018 4:42:18 PM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | October 18, 2018 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    One source told the 'Post' that the man was suspected of receiving $25,000 in commission for his role in the sale of the house. Palestinian Authority security forces have arrested a Palestinian-American citizen on suspicion of involvement in a real estate transaction with Jews in east Jerusalem, The Jerusalem Post has learned. The man’s family has notified the US State Department of his arrest. Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page. Palestinian sources said that the man, a resident of Bethlehem, had worked for the PA Ministry for Local Government. “The 55-year-old man, who is a US...
  • Iran Deserves Credit for the Ruin of ISIS

    10/18/2018 10:54:31 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 22 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | October 17, 2018 | Scott Ritter
    Until recently the United States viewed the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, as a major threat to regional stability in the Middle East. Barack Obama made it a mission to roll back ISIS’s territorial and propagandistic gain, and Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to “kick ISIS’s ass.” The United States expended considerable effort, both military and political, in a campaign to defeat the terror group in Iraq and, to a lesser extent, Syria. But there is also no doubt that the bulk of the effort came from Iran, not the United States. Without Iranian involvement, ISIS...
  • Biden: Trump ‘coddles’ autocrats like Kim, Putin, Saudis

    10/18/2018 9:38:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 18, 2018 7:54 AM EDT
    Former Vice President Joe Biden says President Donald Trump may not “know what he’s doing” and coddles dictators. The potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate told CBS “This Morning” Thursday he’s concerned Trump “seems to have a love affair with autocrats” and “coddles” dictators, including North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, Russia’s Vladimir Putin and the Saudi ruling family. […] Biden said he hopes Democrats don’t pursue Trump’s impeachment if the party takes over the House, saying, “I don’t think there’s a basis for doing that right now.” …
  • US downgrades Jerusalem diplomatic mission to Palestinians

    10/18/2018 9:20:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 18, 2018 12:00 PM EDT | Matthew Lee
    The United States on Thursday downgraded the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by placing it under the authority of the U.S. Embassy to Israel. The move, which was immediately denounced by the Palestinians and hailed by Israel, is the latest Trump administration decision to align with Israeli government views and a victory for U.S. Ambassador David Friedman. He had long sought to end the Jerusalem consulate’s independent status but had faced resistance from within the State Department. Friedman’s push picked up steam in May after the Trump administration moved the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem...
  • The Latest: Afghan guards kill police chief; US troops hurt

    10/18/2018 7:13:23 AM PDT · by McGruff · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 10/18/2018
    An Afghan TV station says the Kandahar police chief was killed when members of the provincial governor’s elite guards turned their guns on their own colleagues and American troops who were present at a high-level security meeting in province. Two American troops were also wounded in the shooting. Gen. Scott Miller, the commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, who was present at Thursday’s meeting, was unhurt in the incident. Tolo TV says the police chef Abdul Raziq was killed while the Kandahar governor and another official were wounded.
  • ISIS RETURNS: Sick terrorists take 700 hostage - Putin issues warning

    10/18/2018 7:02:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    www.express.co.uk ^ | PUBLISHED: 14:00, Thu, Oct 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 14:44, Thu, Oct 18, 2018 | By Rebecca Perring
    he Russian leader said the depraved terrorists had expanded its control in territory controlled by US and US-backed forces. ISIS issued Russia with an ultimatum promising to execute ten people every day. Speaking in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, Putin said the hostages included several US and European nationals. Putin told the Valdai discussion forum in Sochi: "They have issued ultimatums, specific demands and warned that if these ultimatums are not met they will execute 10 people every day. "The day before yesterday they executed 10 people." Putin did not specify what the militants' demands were. He said...
  • Winds of War Brewing In Gaza

    10/18/2018 5:40:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 18, 2018 | Ari Lieberman
    Hamas tests the limits of Israel’s patience. On Wednesday, at approximately 3:40 a.m. Israeli time, sirens blared throughout the southern Israeli city of Be’er Sheva (Beersheba) shattering the stillness of the night. In what is considered to be a major escalation, Gazan-based terrorists fired a single rocket at the city, which is located approximately 25 miles from Gaza Strip. Miraculously, the projectile, which landed in a courtyard, caused no casualties but five people were treated for shock. Israel responded by hitting 20 military targets throughout Gaza. The Israeli Air Force also launched a precision strike against a group of terrorists...
  • U.S. envoy Haley: Palestine is not any state at all

    10/17/2018 7:24:46 PM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | October 17, 2018 | Tovah Lazaroff
    “The Palestinians are not a UN Member State or any state at all. The United States will continually point that out in our remarks at UN events led by the Palestinians,” Haley said. The United States does not recognize Palestine as a state, its envoys said on Tuesday as they opposed United Nations General Assembly move to enhance the stature of the Palestinian Authority. “The Palestinians are not a UN Member State or any state at all. The United States will continually point that out in our remarks at UN events led by the Palestinians,” US Ambassador to the United...
  • Trump: US requesting audio, video on missing Saudi journalist

    10/17/2018 9:45:07 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/18 | JORDAN FABIAN
    President Trump on Wednesday said the U.S. has requested audio and video from Turkey related to the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. "We've asked for it, if it exists," Trump said in the Oval Office. Trump told reporters he is not sure if a recording exists, but conceded it "probably does," and indicated it could play a role in assigning blame for his fate. "We will probably know that by the end of the week," Trump said regarding the Khashoggi case. The president spoke as grisly details emerged about the Saudis alleged interrogation of Khashoggi inside their consulate in Istanbul...
  • Farrakhan: I'm not an Anti-Semite. I'm Anti-Termite

    10/17/2018 12:51:53 PM PDT · by Quality_Not_Quantity · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/17/2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan addressed a gathering in Detroit on Sunday to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Million Man March, and used it as a platform to launch yet another attack on Jews, calling them “termites.”
  • 'Anti-racism' rally in Berlin calls for destruction of Israel

    10/17/2018 4:12:48 PM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | October 16, 2018 | Benjamin Weinthal
    Demonstrators at the march hoisted symbols in support of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. BERLIN – A march estimated by police to have included 100,000 demonstrators took place in Germany’s capital on Saturday to protest right-wing extremism. Speakers urged the obliteration of the Jewish state and support for the BDS campaign against Israel. The Jerusalem Post reviewed a video showing two speakers who called for the “liberation of all of Palestine 48” and “We must take a stand and boycott Israel. BDS.” The slogan to “liberate all of Palestine” refers to the founding of the Jewish state...
  • Twitter says it won't suspend Louis Farrakhan over tweet comparing Jews to termites

    10/17/2018 3:51:25 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/18 | MEGAN KELLER
    Twitter said Wednesday that it will not suspend Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan over a tweet comparing Jews to termites, the company confirmed to The Hill. Farrakhan, who has been accused of making anti-Semitic remarks for years, posted a clip to Twitter of a speech he gave captioned, "I'm not an anti-Semite. I'm anti-Termite." The tweet prompted backlash on the platform, with figures such as Chelsea Clinton blasting it as anti-Semitic. "The responsive laughter makes my skin crawl. For everyone who rightly condemned President Trump’s rhetoric when he spoke about immigrants 'infesting our country,' this rhetoric should be equally...
  • 'Everything that was struck was destroyed'

    10/17/2018 11:13:59 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/10/18
    Major General Herzi Halevi, the Commanding Officer of the IDF Southern Command, slammed the Hamas terrorist organization following the rocket attack on Be'er Sheva early Wednesday morning. "Hamas pretends to govern in Gaza, and tells the Gazan population that it seeks to improve their lives. However, in reality, Hamas specializes in riots at the border fence and in using explosive devices, incendiary and explosive balloons, and, as we saw last night, rockets," Gen. Halevi said in a statement. "Hamas worsens the lives of ordinary Gazans and last night took actions which forced us to strike a range of weapon production...
  • EIGHTEEN people are killed in Crimean school massacre (T)

    10/17/2018 8:16:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 10/17/2018 | Charlie Moore
    FULL HEADLINE: "Children's bodies are everywhere': EIGHTEEN people are killed in Crimean school massacre after student walks into canteen and opens fire - as video shows teenagers screaming and fleeing gunshots." A student killed eighteen people and injured at least 40 in a gun rampage at his school in Crimea today. Vladislav Roslyakov, 18, stalked his college halls with a rifle, shooting 17 dead and then killing himself in the school library. The teenager, who is thought to have obtained his gun with a hunting licence, also set off a homemade nail-bomb in the canteen which blew out the windows...
  • Saudi Arabia’s $100M pledge arrives in American accounts as Pompeo lands in Riyadh: report

    10/17/2018 5:30:31 AM PDT · by McGruff · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/17/2018 | Bradford Betz
    A Saudi contribution of $100 million to U.S.-backed stabilization efforts in Syria arrived in American accounts Tuesday, just as State Mike Pompeo touched down in Riyadh to discuss the missing Saudi journalist, an anonymous U.S. official told The New York Times. The source said the timing of the two events is no accident. He said Saudi Arabia originally pledged its contribution in August, and U.S. officials were expecting to receive it by the fall. But Brett McGurk, a U.S. envoy to the coalition fighting the Islamic State in Syria, played down the significance of the timing with Pompeo’s visit.
  • Boko Haram faction kills second aid worker in Nigeria

    10/16/2018 10:17:47 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    bbc ^ | 16 October 2018
    An aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been killed in Nigeria by Islamist militants who kidnapped her last March. Hauwa Liman, a midwife, was killed days after kidnappers set a deadline. The ICRC said it was devastated by the news. The Nigerian government called the murder "inhuman and ungodly". Ms Liman was taken with two others in the northern Nigerian town of Rann. Fellow midwife Saifura Ahmed Khorsa was killed last month. A 15-year-old schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, is being held by the same militant group, Islamic State West Africa Province (Iswap), which is affiliated...
  • The US-Saudi relationship must be preserved – our national interest demands it

    10/16/2018 9:22:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 111 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 16, 2018 | Jim Hanson
    The concerted efforts now underway to derail the improved relations between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia established by the Trump administration are unhelpful at best and dangerous to America’s national and economic security at worst. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is a reformer trying to modernize his country. The steps he has taken so far are unprecedented. Letting that progress fall victim to mistakes by his government and attacks from opponents would be a massive mistake. The death of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi – a critic of the Saudi government, who has not been heard from since he...
  • Israel, US send secret delegation to Ukraine to train against S-300 – report

    10/16/2018 4:14:18 AM PDT · by tlozo · 11 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | October 16, 2018 | Judah Ari Gross and Raoul Wootliff
    Israel and the United States sent a secret military delegation to Ukraine to test the Russian-made S-300 missile defense system, which Moscow recently provided to Syria, Hadashot TV news reported Monday, citing Syrian and Russian news outlets. There was no comment on the reports from either Israel or the US. According to the reports, members of the Ukrainian military instructed their US and Israeli counterparts on the capabilities of the system, as well as running through various possible scenarios. One Russian report said that F-15 planes are training in Ukraine against the S-300 as part of an international exercise that...