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War on Terror (News/Activism)

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  • ISIS, The Caliphate Of Madmen Starts To Crumble

    11/25/2014 10:51:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    World Crunch ^ | 11/25/2014 | Alfred Hackensberger
    The ISIS terror group believes that if it is Allah's will, the organization will take over much of the world. But at the moment, Allah doesn't seem to be on their side. -Analysis-BERLIN — According to the ISIS terror group's five-year plan, the entire northern half of Africa, and large parts of Europe and Asia, should be conquered by 2019. Then comes the rest of the world. It's a ludicrous plan, but it nevertheless remains a firm foundation of ISIS ideology. "Conquer, stay, expand" is the slogan of the Stone Age Islamists. It's time to restore Muslim honor, says ISIS...
  • Woolwich murder: Lee Rigby report published by Parliament - live

    11/25/2014 8:31:49 AM PST · by wtd · 1 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 4:12PM GMT 25 Nov 2014 | Gordon Rayner, chief reporter
    Woolwich murder: Lee Rigby report published by Parliament - liveFollow latest coverage as the Intelligence and Security Committee delivers its report into what secret services knew prior to the murder of soldier Lee Rigby At a glance: key findings of ISC report Internet firm failed to report Adebowale's discussion of killing a soldier Sir Malcolm Rifkind: How the murder could have been prevented From quiet Christians to Islamist murderers Footage of attack released by court How the day unfolded Limited resources mean only a fraction of terror suspects can be watched 24/7
  • Saudi National Detained At Fort Sam Houston, Explosives Found In Vehicle

    11/25/2014 8:42:29 AM PST · by LSUfan · 41 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | 24 Nov 14 | Unattributed
    <p>Officials at Fort Sam Houston say they’ve taken into custody the driver of a vehicle that military officials say contained explosive materials, and which sparked a lockdown at the San Antonio Army base.</p> <p>The Bexar County Sheriff’s Department said on Twitter that the lockdown was being handled by military police, and the sheriff’s department had no units assigned to the case.</p>
  • It Takes More Paperwork to Kill a Terrorist Than To Go To the Moon

    11/25/2014 5:52:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/25/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    If you’re wondering why we’re having so much trouble winning the War on Terror, here’s how much bureaucracy taking out a Taliban terrorist involves. I explained that for the more complex missions, such as a mission to search for a weapons cache or to kill or capture a Haqqani commander, my Special Forces teams had to assemble a forty-slide conop for briefing and approval by a dozen higher headquarters if the team wanted to use helicopters.“A dozen command approvals?” Vickers asked me incredulously. “Name them.” The lieutenant colonel who was accompanying him glared at me over Vickers’ shoulder.“Absolutely. Now,...
  • No Let-Up: More UNRWA Employees, Including School Principals, Laud Jerusalem Synagogue Slaughter

    11/25/2014 5:37:46 AM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 11-25-14
    The Facebook page of Mamoun Abunaser, an UNRWA school principal in Syria, carries an exhortation to support Palestinian "resistance." Image: Facebook Further examples of officials employed by UNRWA engaging in anti-Semitic activities online continue to surface, with no indication that the international organization’s management intends to clamp down on the incitement. As The Algemeiner reported last week, several UNRWA employees were among the many Palestinians who openly celebrated last Tuesday’s terrorist atrocity at a synagogue in Jerusalem, during which four worshippers and a police officer were brutally murdered. UNRWA is a body devoted solely to Palestinian Arab refugees from the...
  • Miklaszewski's 'Damning' Description of Obama Admin Micromanagement of Pentagon

    11/25/2014 4:57:53 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Jim Miklaszewski kept it relatively diplomatic, declaring "there's something amiss here." But Joe Scarborough was blunt: "boy, that's damning," said the Morning Joe host. They were characterizing Miklaszewski's description of the Obama administration's "micromanagement" of the Department of Defense in which communication flows only in one direction: from the White House to the Pentagon. On today's Morning Joe, NBC's Pentagon correspondent reported that former SecDefs Robert Gates and Leon Panetta had recently "lambaste[d]" that micromanagement. View the video here.
  • Frenchman Quits ISIS Because He Couldn’t Handle Its Smoking Ban

    11/24/2014 6:56:58 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 11-14-2014 | Katherine Timpf
    November 24, 2014 11:27 AMFrenchman Quits ISIS Because He Couldn’t Handle Its Smoking Ban Flavien Moreau said he even tried Nicorette, but it didn't work. By Katherine Timpf A French militant who was recently sent to to prison for his involvement with the Islamic State said he left the terrorist organization because he couldn’t handle its strict ban on smoking cigarrettes. “I really struggled with not smoking,” 27-year-old Flavien Moreau testified before a Paris court, according to France 24. “It was forbidden by the katiba [a group of Islamist militants]. I had brought Nicorette gum with me, but it wasn’t...
  • Rouhani Hails Extension of Talks as 'Victory'

    11/24/2014 5:53:11 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/11/14 | Ben Ariel
    Iran’s President, Hassan Rouhani, on Monday welcomed the extension of talks between his country and six world powers, and hailed it as “victorious” for Iranians. “We have neither compromised over Iran’s nuclear rights, nor will ever do so, and there is no doubt that the Iranian nuclear technology will remain functioning,” he said, according to the IRNA news agency. Rouhani once again repeated the slogan he used during his presidential campaign that the centrifuges will never cease rotating, while the wheels of the people’s lives, too, will rotate more smoothly. "Our nation has emerged victorious and will be victorious," emphasized...
  • Responding to the slaughter

    11/24/2014 5:26:20 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Carolineglick.com ^ | 20/11/14 | Caroline Glick
    What we are seeing in Jerusalem today is not simply Palestinian terrorism. It is Islamic jihad. No one likes to admit it. The television reporters insist that this is the worst possible scenario because there is no way to placate it. There is no way to reason with it. So what else is new? The horrible truth is that all of the anti-Jewish slaughters perpetrated by our Arab neighbors have been motivated to greater or lesser degrees by Islamic Jew-hatred. The only difference between the past hundred years and now is that today our appeasement-oriented elite is finding it harder...
  • UN Chief: More Countries Will Recognize 'Palestine'

    11/24/2014 5:18:04 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/11/14 | Ben Ariel
    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon predicted on Monday that the “momentum” of countries recognizing the “state of Palestine” will grow. Ban, who spoke before a UN committee on Palestinian rights, urged Israel and the Palestinian Authority to "step back from the brink" and return to peace talks. "The Israeli and Palestinian people face a shared fate on shared land. There is no erasing the other," Ban said, according to the AFP news agency. "Governments and parliaments are taking action. That momentum will grow," said Ban, referring to recent moves by governments in Europe to recognize “Palestine”. British lawmakers voted overwhelmingly...
  • UN chief: Palestinian recognition gains momentum

    11/24/2014 3:20:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 24, 2014 5:22 PM EST | Edith M. Lederer
    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday the international community’s failure to advance a political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is spurring governments and parliaments to take action to recognize the state of Palestine—and “that momentum will grow.” The U.N. chief said at the U.N. commemoration of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People that the international community must assume “a collective failure” for not being able to get a peace deal. “Indeed—as we see around the world—governments and parliaments are taking action,” Ban said. …
  • Reports: Top Iranian Negotiator ‘Frequently Shouts’ at Kerry, Western Officials

    11/24/2014 1:29:03 PM PST · by Dave346 · 49 replies
    Washingotn Free Beacon ^ | November 23, 2014 12:30 pm | Adam Kredo
    Reports: Top Iranian Negotiator ‘Frequently Shouts’ at Kerry, Western Officials VIENNA—Iran’s foreign minister and lead negotiator in nuclear talks is known to frequently scream and shout at Western diplomats, including Secretary of State John Kerry, a practice that has caused alarm among bodyguards stationed outside the negotiating room, according to a member of the Iranian diplomatic team who spoke to the Farsi-language press. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif—who is scheduled to hold one-on-one talks with Kerry this evening in Vienna—”frequently shouts at Western diplomats” in such a forceful manner that bodyguards have hurriedly entered the negotiation room on occasion worried...
  • US Tells Iran to Consider Nuclear Talks Extension [U.S. Goes Down On Both Knees, Again!]

    11/23/2014 9:44:26 PM PST · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    ABCNews ^ | November 23, 2014 | GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEE
    US Tells Iran to Consider Nuclear Talks Extension VIENNA — Nov 23, 2014 By GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEE The U.S. told Iran Sunday that it's time to consider extending nuclear talks, in the first formal recognition by Washington that frenzied last-minute diplomacy may not be enough to seal a deal by a rapidly approaching deadline. A senior U.S. official said that with the Monday evening cutoff date a little more than a day away, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry proposed to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Java Zarf that the two sides start discussing post-deadline talks in their latest...
  • White House Exploring Ways to Let Iran Enrich Uranium

    WH: Iran could keep ‘domestic enrichment’ program The White House is currently examining ways to enable Iran to have its own “domestic” uranium enrichment program, according to a senior Obama administration official. As the details of a six month interim nuclear deal between Iran and Western nations are hashed out, the White House is exploring the practicality of permitting Iran to continue certain enrichment activities, an issue that Iranian officials have described as a “redline.” “Over the next six months, we will explore, in practical terms, whether and how Iran might end up with a limited, tightly constrained, and intensively...
  • Ted Cruz introduced by liberal Alan Dershowitz at Zionist dinner in New York

    11/23/2014 9:49:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | November 23, 2014 | Todd J. Gillman
    NEW YORK – Sen. Ted Cruz is in a crowded ballroom full of Zionists this Sunday evening, headlining an annual Zionist Organization of America dinner. “Standing with Israel and strengthening the U.S.-Israel alliance is critical for our nation and has been a key priority from the very first day I arrived in the US Senate,” he said at a VIP reception beforehand. “The threats to Israel right now have never been greater, and now is a time when we do not need leaders who simply speak empty words of support for Israel,” he said in a well-received speech. “We need...
  • Further sanctions on Iran could be counterproductive, White House says (next phase of appeasement)

    11/24/2014 1:13:39 PM PST · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:08pm EST
    WASHINGTON - The White House said on Monday Iran should be given more time to answer concerns about its nuclear program and that imposing fresh sanctions on the Iranians could be counterproductive. White House spokesman Josh Earnest made the comments after Iran and six powers including the United States gave themselves seven more months to overcome a deadlock over the Iranian program.
  • Ugly ouster: 'Frustrated' Hagel faces unfair sniping on way out, says McCain

    11/24/2014 11:00:19 AM PST · by servo1969 · 43 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 11-24-2014 | FoxNews.com
    Sources told FoxNews.com that Obama's dissatisfaction with Hagel, as well as a desire to shake up the cabinet following the devastating midterm elections, played a role in the president seeking Hagel's ouster. “Make no mistake, Secretary Hagel was fired,” a senior U.S. official with close knowledge of the situation told Fox News. This same official discounted Pentagon claims it was a mutual decision claiming President Obama has lost confidence in Hagel and that the White House had been planning to announce his exit for weeks. “The president felt he had to fire someone. He fired the only Republican in his...
  • Saudi National Reportedly Crashes Car Containing Explosives Into US Army Post Fort Sam Houston

    11/24/2014 10:32:05 AM PST · by Zakeet · 85 replies
    Latin Post ^ | November 24, 2014 | Rodrigo Ugarte
    Complete Headline: Saudi National Reportedly Crashes Car Containing Explosives Into US Army Post Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas A driver who rammed his car into the gates of U.S. Army post Fort Sam Houston in Texas is in custody after the ordeal on Sunday. Police have not provided much information about the situation or the suspect, but the military base, which had been placed under lockdown, has returned to normal operations. The suspect has been identified as a male Saudi national, according to KCEN TV. Authorities have not identified the man, but he is in custody. His car...
  • Rand Paul Declares War on ISIS—and Allows Boots on the Ground

    11/24/2014 10:26:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11/24/2014 | Olivia Nuzzi
    The Kentucky senator, seeking to define himself as a foreign-policy heavyweight ahead of 2016, will introduce a measure in the Senate next month declaring war on the terror group. “The most important” part of Rand Paul’s assessment of “questions of war,” the Kentucky senator told The Daily Beast this fall, is “how you go to war.” Now he’s putting that assessment into action with a plan to introduce a declaration of war against ISIS in the Senate next month. The move is part of Paul’s ongoing campaign to position himself as a foreign-policy heavyweight ahead of the Republican presidential primaries,...
  • German FM: Iran nuclear talks ‘completely open’

    11/24/2014 8:57:43 AM PST · by Olog-hai
    TheLocal.de ^ | 23 Nov 2014 08:51 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Saturday that the outcome of Iran’s nuclear talks with six world powers was “completely open”. Despite huge gaps in the negotiations, “we have never been closer in more than 10 years,” Steinmeier said as he joined the talks in Vienna. “If Iran is ready to take this opportunity, then movement is possible … Whether we can get a result is right now completely open,” he said. …
  • Kurdish forces enter Jalawla, ISIS on retreat

    11/24/2014 7:26:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    RUDAW ^ | By RUDAW yesterday at 09:58 11/23/2014
    KIRKUK, Kurdistan Region—Kurdish Peshmerga forces entered the town of Jalawla in northern Diyala Sunday morning after they launched a major assault on the Islamic State (ISIS), said Rudaw correspondent in the area. The Peshmerga are now in control of several quarters of Jalawla and that ISIS militants are on the retreat, said our correspondent. A Peshmerga commander from Jalawla said that his forces have controlled five neighborhoods of the town and two nearby villages of Sayid Ahmed and Sayid Jabir.He said that the ISIS stronghold of Tawhid is also surrounded by Kurdish forces.The commander said that parts of the...
  • Boca Mosque Targets Jews, Christians and the West

    11/24/2014 7:25:35 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 24, 2014 | Joe Kaufman
    For the Islamic Center of Boca Raton (ICBR) some things have changed and some have stayed the same. The center went from a storefront, where it began, to a nearly 30,000 square foot mosque. That was a huge change. It has also lost a number of imams along the way, a couple of whom have been charged with crimes. Many of the faces still remain, though, and so does the hate that was exhibited when the center was established over 15 years ago. ICBR started as a result of an effort by the Muslim Student Organization (MSO) at Florida Atlantic...
  • How Many Lies Have Democrats Told To Sabotage The War on Terror?

    11/24/2014 7:23:35 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 24, 2014 | David Horowitz
    Start with Obama’s claim that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (or ISIS) is not Islamic. Say what? In fact, the so-called war on terror is clearly a war that Islamic jihadists have declared on us. Yet Obama is so hostile to this war that even the subterfuge “war on terror” was too much for him and he purged it from official government statements and replaced it with “Overseas Contingency Operations,” which describes nothing. Why would he do this? To avoid confronting the actual threat from what is obviously the most dynamic movement in Islam today: the jihadist war...
  • More Defections of ‘Vetted Moderate’ Free Syrian Army Rebels to ISIS

    11/24/2014 7:19:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/24/2014 | Patrick Poole
    Earlier this month I reported here at PJ Media on the surrender and defections of U.S.-backed Syrian rebel troops to Jabhat al-Nusra (Al-Qaeda’s official affiliate), most notably the Syrian Revolutionaries Front, which the DC foreign policy establishment was hailing as “the West’s best fighting chance against Syria’s Islamist armies,” and Harkat al-Hazm, the first group to receive heavy weaponry from the U.S. earlier this year.Now Mona Mahmood of the Guardian reports that elements of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) are defecting to ISIS: US air strikes in Syria are encouraging anti-regime fighters to forge alliances with or even defect...
  • After 13 years, 2 wars and trillions in military spending, terrorist attacks are rising sharply

    11/24/2014 5:18:13 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 27 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 18, 2014 | Christopher Ingraham
    Last year saw the highest number of terrorist incidents since 2000, according to the latest Global Terrorism Index released by the Institute for Economics and Peace. Worldwide, the number of terrorist incidents increased from less than 1,500 in 2000 to nearly 10,000 in 2013. Sixty percent of attacks last year occurred in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria and Syria. The report suggests that U.S. foreign policy has played a big role in making the problem worse: "The rise in terrorist activity coincided with the US invasion of Iraq," it concludes. "This created large power vacuums in the country allowing different factions...
  • European MP: EU Parliament Ignores Anti-Semitism

    11/23/2014 4:17:46 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/11/14 | Hillel Fendel
    European Parliament Member Bastiaan Belder of the Netherlands has urged the parliament to hold a debate on anti-Semitism. "It's a shame that this has not been done before,'' he said. Belder made his latest comments in an address at the annual conference of the European Coalition for Israel (ECI), a Christian initiative promoting European-Israeli cooperation. The session took place in the European Parliament on Thursday. Following the synagogue slaughter in Jerusalem last week, the ECI called upon the European Union to halt its funding to the PA until incitement to violence by PA leadership stops. MP Belder deplored the situation...
  • Report: Kerry Offers Iran an Extension of Talks

    11/23/2014 3:55:30 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/11/14 | Ben Ariel
    Photo (of Lurch and Zarif not shaking hands) The United States suggested to Iran on Sunday that it consider extending nuclear talks, The Associated Press (AP) reports. Iran and six world powers are holding talks in Vienna in an attempt to reach a lasting agreement on Tehran's disputed nuclear program before a deadline on Monday, but little progress has been made. A senior U.S. official told AP that with the Monday evening cutoff date a little more than a day away, Secretary of State John Kerry proposed to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that the two sides start discussing...
  • 'This is What They Have to Do Now when the World is Exploding?'

    11/23/2014 3:30:58 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/11/14 | Gil Ronen
    In an interview on the i24news network, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu referred Sunday to the anticipated vote in the French parliament on recognizing a Palestinian state: “Of course I'm worried about this because what they're voting on is Palestine without peace," he said. "That's what the Palestinians want. They want to have a state to continue, not to end the war with Israel, but to continue the war from improved boundaries. That's all they're saying. Look at what has happened. Every time we gave territory to the Palestinians, for example in Gaza, Iran walked in with its Palestinian proxies, fired...
  • Hopes of nuclear deal with Iran fade, as diplomats now seek extension

    11/23/2014 2:57:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 23, 2014 | (With AP)
    The possibility of the U.S. and five other nations reaching a nuclear deal with Iran by this week’s deadline began to fade Sunday with reports that diplomats are now discussing an extension. Secretary of State John Kerry and the other world leaders have started internal discussions on extending the talks—one day before the Monday deadline for a deal attempting to cap Iran's nuclear activities in exchange for lifting sanctions on the Islamic Republic. Two diplomats said Sunday that formal extension discussions have not yet started with Iran. But the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany have started talks among...
  • Suicide bomber strikes Afghan volleyball tournament, at least 45 dead

    11/23/2014 9:49:02 AM PST · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 23, 2014 | Hafiz Ahmadi, Shashank Bengali
    A suicide bomber blew himself up Sunday amid a crowd at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan, killing 45 people and injuring dozens more in the deadliest attack since a new government took power, officials said. The evening explosion in Paktika province was a chilling reminder of the violence that insurgents continue to inflict on Afghanistan despite the inauguration of a national unity government two months ago and the impending withdrawal of most U.S.-led international troops. Mokhles Afghan, spokesman for the provincial governor, said the bomber was mingling with spectators at a local volleyball tournament when he detonated a vest...
  • Exclusive: Cornered but unbound by nuclear pact, Israel reconsiders military action against Iran

    11/22/2014 12:47:41 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 11/22/2014 22:17 | MICHAEL WILNER
    WASHINGTON -- Historic negotiations with Iran will reach an inflection point on Monday, as world powers seek to clinch a comprehensive deal that will, to their satisfaction, end concerns over the nature of its vast, decade-old nuclear program. But sharing details of the deal under discussion with The Jerusalem Post on the eve of the deadline, Israel has issued a stark, public warning to its allies with a clear argument: Current proposals guarantee the perpetuation of a crisis, backing Israel into a corner from which military force against Iran provides the only logical exit.
  • Egypt willing to send troops to future Palestine

    11/23/2014 8:58:42 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 23, 2014 11:47 AM EST
    Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said in remarks published Sunday that Egypt is prepared to send troops into a future Palestinian state to assist local police and guarantee Israel’s security. In comments to Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera, el-Sissi said the troops would be stationed there temporarily to establish confidence. In a clarifying statement later, his office said the idea is a way to encourage Israel to accept a two-state solution. …
  • Benghazi Annex Security Team Members Disagree Forcefully with House Intel Committee Report

    11/23/2014 7:58:44 AM PST · by rktman · 39 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 11/22/2014 | Paula Bolyard
    Saturday on C-SPAN’s Book TV, CIA Benghazi annex security team members Kris Paronto and Mark Geist answered questions about a report released Friday by the House Intelligence Committee on the 9/11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in 2012. The two former CIA contractors pushed back forcefully against parts of the the committee’s conclusions about the night that Ambassador Chris Stevens, U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith, and CIA contractors Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were killed in Benghazi. The report by the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), chaired by Republican Rep....
  • ISIS Militant Who Sold Yazidi Girls as Sex Slaves Reportedly Killed in US Airstrike

    11/23/2014 7:34:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/22/2014 | Anugrah Kumar
    A militant of the Islamic State terror group who sold kidnapped Yazidi girls in a slave market in Syria has reportedly been killed along with 34 other ISIS fighters in a U.S.-led airstrike in Mosul in northern Iraq. Mustafa Sulaiman Qarabash, also known as Abu Husam al-Iraqi and who is responsible for selling kidnapped Yazidi girls, is said to have been killed near the al-Faruq mosque in Tal Afar close to the Syrian border, reported Rudaw, a Kurdish media network, attributing it to Kurdish official sources. Husam was among 35 ISIS armed men who were killed, and their base destroyed,...
  • Daring raids by UK Special Forces leave 200 enemy dead in four weeks

    11/23/2014 5:53:43 AM PST · by the scotsman · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23rd November 2014 | Mark Nicol
    'SAS troops with sniper rifles and heavy machine guns have killed hundreds of Islamic State extremists in a series of deadly quad-bike ambushes inside Iraq, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. Defence sources indicated last night that soldiers from the elite fighting unit have eliminated ‘up to eight terrorists per day’ in the daring raids, carried out during the past four weeks. Until now, it had been acknowledged only that the SAS was operating in a reconnaissance role in Iraq and was not involved in combat. But The Mail on Sunday has learned that small groups of soldiers are being...
  • Iran says final nuclear deal with major powers 'impossible' by deadline

    11/23/2014 12:12:40 AM PST · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/23/2014
    VIENNA - Iran says it will be impossible by a November 24 deadline to reach a comprehensive deal with world powers aimed at resolving the stand-off over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) reported on Sunday. "Considering the short time left until the deadline and number of issues that needed to be discussed and resolved, it is impossible to reach a final and comprehensive deal by Nov. 24," ISNA quoted an unnamed member of Iran's negotiating team in Vienna as saying. "The issue of extension of the talks is an option on the table and we will...
  • New York Times: While you were sleeping, Obama re-upped us for another year in Afghanistan

    11/22/2014 5:42:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/22/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Or, more accurately, while you were voting. Was Barack Obama conveniently waiting for after the midterm elections to add another year of combat duty to our tour in Afghanistan, or is this just a big coincidence? YMMV, but the New York Times suggests that the decision was made longer than just 17 days ago in this Friday night document dump: President Obama decided in recent weeks to authorize a more expansive mission for the military in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, a move that ensures American troops will have a direct role in fighting in the war-ravaged country...
  • Iran said to give Hezbollah missiles that ‘can reach Dimona’

    11/22/2014 4:20:07 PM PST · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 22, 2014, 6:07 pm
    Revolutionary Guard general says nuclear reactor ‘an easy target’ for Lebanese terror group Iran has supplied Lebanese terror group and Iranian proxy Hezbollah with missiles “that can reach Dimona,” according to a new report in the semi-official Fars news agency. The report said the Iranian Revolutionary Guards delivered a new class of missiles, “Fateh,” with ranges of 250-350 kilometers and which can fit a 500kg warhead. Iranian Revolutionary Guards Brigadier-General Sayed Majid Moussavi told the news agency that the new missiles will allow Hezbollah to hit any place in Israel, “including targets in the south on the occupied terriroty.” “Dimona...
  • Hamas Threatens: All Israeli Leaders 'Legitimate Targets'

    11/22/2014 3:45:06 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/11/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri justified a foiled plan to assassinate Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu) on Friday, claiming that while he does not personally know of information regarding the plot, "all the leaders of the occupation are considered legitimate targets for resistance." "The leaders of the occupation, who are responsible for the killing of women and children and the desecration of holy places, are legitimate targets," he said, in remarks translated by Channel 10 news. On Thursday, the Israeli Security Agency (ISA or Shin Bet) revealed that three Hamas terrorists had been planning to assassinate Liberman during Operation...
  • Netanyahu Poised to Present Bill Expelling Terrorists

    11/22/2014 3:39:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/11/14 | Ari Yashar
    Following discussions last week, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Saturday night is expected to propose a bill negating permanent residency status and social benefits from Arab residents of Jerusalem conducting riots and terrorist attacks. "It cannot be that those who act in terror against the state of Israel enjoy rights such as national insurance," said Netanyahu. The bill, which would include in its scope those inciting terrorism against the state, would target not only the Arab terrorists but their families as well in stripping their residency and social benefits. Interior Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud) on Saturday announced that he was...
  • Police Seize Massive Weapons Shipment Headed for Jerusalem

    11/20/2014 8:50:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    inn ^ | 11/20/14 | Ari Soffer
    Israeli police seized a massive shipment of firecrackers, swords, tasers and other weapons at Ashdod port Thursday - a potentially deadly arsenal which was set to be delivered to Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem. Two containers intercepted by authorities at the southern port were packed with 18,000 fireworks, 5,200 commando knives, 5,500 tasers, 4,300 tasers concealed in flashlights, 1,000 swords and several thousand other "cold" weapons. The lethal cargo was hidden under a layer of Christmas decorations, and had been shipped in all the way from China. The weapons were in all likelihood destined to be used against police and Jewish...
  • House Dems reject vet for top VA committee spot, pick rarely-seen Corrine Brown

    11/22/2014 11:02:17 AM PST · by george76 · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2014 | Jacqueline Klimas
    Democrats scrambled Wednesday to tamp down anger among veterans groups who objected to the party’s choice of Rep. Corrine Brown of Florida as ranking member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee. Compounding the anger was the Democratic leadership’s treatment of the sole veteran among the panel’s Democrats, who was briefly ousted from the committee on a technicality and thus made ineligible to seek to become ranking member. As a result, Rep. Brown was the only Democrat seeking to serve as party leader on the committee that has been a watchdog for the Veterans Affairs Department’s wait-time scandal and the implementation...
  • Angry at Israeli raid on al-Aqsa, Turkish governor orders synagogue be turned into museum

    11/22/2014 6:40:56 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 7 replies
    The governor of the northwestern province of Edirne on the Turkish-Greek border has ordered a historical synagogue be turned into a museum, citing a recent Israeli raid on al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. “When those bandits blow winds of war inside al-Aqsa and slain Muslims, we build their synagogues,” Edirne Gov. Dursun Şahin told reporters on Nov. 21. “I say this with a huge hatred inside me. We clean their graveyards, send their projects to boards. The synagogue here will be registered only as a museum, and there will be no exhibition inside it.” A main opposition lawmaker has called for...
  • EU parliament to vote on Palestine statehood

    11/21/2014 7:33:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 21.11.14 @ 18:12 | Andrew Rettman
    The European Parliament will next Thursday (27 November) add its voice to the debate on whether EU states should recognize Palestine. The motion was initiated at the 11th hour by the left-wing GUE and S&D groups in the EU assembly. It is too early to say what the final text of the resolution will propose. The GUE group’s draft text “urges all EU member states … to recognize the State of Palestine on the basis of the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as the capital”. …
  • Gaza: Hamas Fires Fourth 'Test' Rocket in Two Days

    11/20/2014 6:51:48 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11-20-14 | Ari Soffer
    The IDF has confirmed that Hamas fired yet another rocket from Gaza towards the Red Sea Thursday morning. It is the fourth such launch in the past two days alone, part of a series of tests by the Islamist terrorist group to improve its rocket capabilities. "Moments ago, #IDF Active Defense system identified a rocket launch from central #Gaza into the sea for the 4th time in the past 24 hours," the IDF announced on its Twitter feed earlier this morning. "Indication suggests #Gaza terrorists are experimenting in order to increase rocket launching capabilities." Since the end of Operation Protective...
  • Obama on Ferguson and Jerusalem

    11/20/2014 1:25:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 20, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    In Ferguson, Missouri, where the facts of the police shooting that killed Michael Brown have yet to be presented by the grand jury, an entire community braces for violence if the “wrong” decision is announced. While waiting, the Obama administration huddled with those who have a history of inciting racial violence and are heading to Ferguson.In Jerusalem, where the bloody trail of Jihad streams from a synagogue, the response of the Obama administration is to play the moral equivalency card between Palestinians and Israel.[SNIP]What are we seeing here? It’s very clear and utterly unsurprising. On the one hand, in Ferguson,...
  • In Secret, Obama Extends U.S. Role in Afghan Combat

    11/21/2014 6:50:34 PM PST · by John W · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 21, 2014 | MARK MAZZETTI and ERIC SCHMITT
    WASHINGTON — President Obama signed a secret order in recent weeks authorizing a more expansive mission for the military in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, a move that ensures American troops will have a direct role in fighting in the war-ravaged country for at least another year. Mr. Obama’s order allows American forces to carry out missions against the Taliban and other militant groups threatening American troops or the Afghan government, a broader mission than the president described to the public earlier this year, according to several administration, military and congressional officials with knowledge of the decision.
  • House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories (AP plumbs new depths)

    11/21/2014 6:50:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 21, 2014 5:22 PM EST | Ken Dilanian
    A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees. […] In the aftermath of the attacks, Republicans criticized the Obama administration and its then-secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is expected to run for president in 2016. People in and out of government have alleged that a CIA response team was ordered to “stand down” after the State Department compound came under attack, that a military rescue...
  • Hamas Threatens: All Israeli Leaders ‘Legitimate Targets’

    11/21/2014 2:12:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 11/21/2014, 12:56 PM | Tova Dvorin
    Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri justified a foiled plan to assassinate Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu) on Friday, claiming that while he does not personally know of information regarding the plot, “all the leaders of the occupation are considered legitimate targets for resistance.” “The leaders of the occupation, who are responsible for the killing of women and children and the desecration of holy places, are legitimate targets,” he said, in remarks translated by Channel 10 news. On Thursday, the Israeli Security Agency (ISA or Shin Bet) revealed that three Hamas terrorists had been planning to assassinate Liberman during Operation...
  • Death Threats Against Swedish Rabbi after Jerusalem Massacre

    11/21/2014 2:07:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 11/21/2014, 11:07 AM | Ari Yashar
    In the wake of the horrific terror attack on a Jerusalem synagogue this Tuesday, the rabbi of the Jewish community in Gothenburg, the second largest city in Sweden, has received deaths threats to burn down his synagogue—with him inside of it. Rabbi Hillel Ḥayyim Lavery-Yisraëli made aliyah (immigration) to Israel at the age of 19 from Canada. After graduating the Merkaz Harav Yeshiva in Jerusalem, he has served as Gothenburg’s rabbi since 2012. The married father of four serves in the city’s Great Synagogue, which was built in 1865 and is the oldest in the country, and which has now...