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  • Oliver North: U.S. Military Needs ĎCommander in Chief Who Knows Our Enemyí

    02/26/2015 5:36:07 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 26, 2015 | Penny Starr
    Retired Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North spoke at a tribute to the U.S. military and veterans at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Md., on Feb. 26, 2015. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr) (CNSNews.com) Ė Retired Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North said on Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Md., during a tribute to the U.S. military and military veterans that those who serve their country need a leader who knows the enemy they are fighting to defeat. ďThey need a commander-in-chief who knows our enemy and knows how to win. You canít even say the...
  • Austria is taking controversial steps to tighten a 100-year-old ĎLaw on Islamí

    02/26/2015 5:01:26 PM PST · by NRx · 18 replies
    WaPo ^ | 26 Feb 2015 | Elahe Izadi
    Igniting fresh controversy, Austria's parliament has approved significant changes to the country's "Law on Islam" ó a revamping of a 103-year-old law to expand certain legal protections while also placing new restrictions on Muslim organizations and how adherents practice their faith. While the changes were proposed years ago ó long before attacks in France and Denmark by homegrown terrorists with extremist views ó the reforms passed Wednesday are intended to "clearly combat" the influence of radical Islam, according to Austria's conservative foreign affairs minister Sebastian Kurz, Agence France-Presse reported.
  • Twin Cities teen pleads guilty to terrorism conspiracy charges

    02/26/2015 3:59:52 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 7 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 2/26/15 | STAFF REPORT
    A Somali-American teenager from Inver Grove Heights pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to conspiring to join terrorists fighting in the Middle East. Adullahi Yusuf, 18, is the first defendant to plead guilty in the FBIís long-running investigation of Minnesotans who have tried to enlist or fight with forces aligned with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Last May Yusuf was stopped by FBI agents as he tried to board a flight bound for Turkey at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport.
  • Kerry heading to Switzerland with Zarif, as Netanyahu goes to Washington (less than 48 hours in DC)

    02/26/2015 3:55:45 PM PST · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/27/2015 00:44 | By MICHAEL WILNER, HERB KEINON
    PM will leave Israel Sunday at around noon, and be in Washington for less than 48 hours before flying back Tuesday afternoon. Netanyahuís public schedule this time will be very sparse, with just three events Ė a Monday morning speech to AIPAC, Tuesday morningís address to a joint session of Congress, and following that speech, a meeting with bipartisan leadership of both the Senate and the House. This meeting was initiated by Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and Senate Minority leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada). He will fly back to Israel shortly after delivering that meeting. While the speech to...
  • A Look Back at the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing

    02/26/2015 3:46:07 PM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Stratfor ^ | February 26, 2015 | Scott Stewart
    On the morning of Feb. 26, 1993, a massive truck bomb ripped a hole almost 100 feet across the B-2 level of the parking garage beneath the World Trade Center's North Tower. The blast wave was so powerful that it penetrated five stories of the reinforced concrete building. In addition to causing structural damage, the explosion destroyed or heavily damaged hundreds of vehicles parked in the garage. That such a powerful explosion killed only six people is nothing short of a miracle, for the attackers had a goal much more grandiose. They wanted to topple the North Tower onto the...
  • Texas officials warn of immigrants with terrorist ties crossing southern border

    02/26/2015 3:27:29 PM PST · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    washington post ^ | february 26, 2015 | reid wilson
    A top Texas law enforcement agency says border security organizations†have apprehended several members of known Islamist terrorist organizations crossing the southern border in recent years, and while a surge of officers to the border has slowed the flow of drugs and undocumented immigrants, itís costing the state tens of millions of dollars. In a report to Texas elected officials, the state Department of Public Safety says border security agencies have arrested several Somali immigrants crossing the southern border who are known members of al-Shabab, the terrorist group that launched a deadly attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya,...
  • NYC Cabbie Tells Jewish Passenger 'All Jews Must Die'

    02/24/2015 2:45:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies
    inn ^ | 2/24/15 | Tova Dvorin
    Another anti-Semitic cab driver has been unearthed in the Big Apple, the New York Daily News reported Tuesday, after one cabbie told a 51 year-old Jewish woman that "all Jews must die." On Sunday morning, Jewish news columnist Baila Sebrow hailed a cab from Manhattan's Carlton Hotel - but when she entered the cab, she was instantly asked whether she was Jewish. After answering in the affirmative, Sebrow was told that "all Jews must die," and the driver then began driving "really fast" - so much so that she was afraid he would total the car, she stated. Sebrow, terrified,...
  • Sturm: The Jew-hatred Behind the World's Problems

    02/26/2015 3:13:26 PM PST · by Aspenhuskerette · 14 replies
    The Aspen Times (CO) ^ | February 26, 2015 | Melanie Sturm
    Thereís an old political saying that if your opponent is committing suicide, get out of the way. Yet professor Sean Elias requires a response, so hateful was his odious retort in The Aspen Times to my column, ďWhy coexist with a mortal Iranian threat?Ē Evidence that societyís oldest prejudice endures after a post-Nazi dormancy, Eliasí letter to the editor reflects the bigotry thatís inciting lethal anti-Jewishness in Europe and existential threats to Israel, the only nation-state of the Jewish people and the sole democracy in the Middle Eastís radicalized swamp. No other nation is surrounded by as much hostility or...
  • Insult and Injury: Obama Sends Susan Rice, Samantha Power to AIPAC (Bibi to address Monday)

    02/26/2015 3:03:30 PM PST · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Feb 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    President Barack Obama is sending National Security Advisor Susan Rice and UN Ambassador Samantha PowerĖwidely seen as among the most anti-Israel members of his administrationĖto address a prominent pro-Israel gathering next week. The move is described by the Associated Press as an effort to mend fences after the administration had withheld speakers from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference. In reality, it is a further slap in the face. Rice caused an uproar earlier this week when she told interviewer Charlie Rose that the forthcoming speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a special joint session...
  • Netanyahu to meet Democratic, Republican Senate leaders in Washington (travel Sunday, AIPAC Monday)

    02/26/2015 12:59:47 PM PST · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Feb. 26, 2015 | 9:30 PM
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to meet with the Democratic and Republican Senate leaders during his trip to Washington, a senior Israeli official said Thursday. The closed-door meeting will be held amid escalating tensions between the two parties and a crisis in the ties between the White House and the Prime Minister's Office over Netanyahu's upcoming Congress speech. The official's remarks were made shortly after AIPAC announced that President Barack Obama's National Security Adviser Susan Rice and UN Ambassador Samantha Power will address the organization's conference next week. According to the senior official, Netanyahu accepted the invitation extended by...
  • White House sends (Susan) Rice, (Samantha) Power to AIPAC amid U.S.-Israel row

    02/26/2015 12:08:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/26/15 | Jeff Mason
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice and U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power will attend a meeting of the powerful pro-Israel lobby group AIPAC next week amid a time of strain between the United States and Israel. A White House spokeswoman confirmed Rice and Power would attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committee meeting.
  • Top Hillary Clinton Advisers Knew Immediately that Assault on Benghazi was Armed Attack

    02/26/2015 11:42:04 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    First ďOpsAlert@State.govĒ email at 4:07 PM on September 11, 2012, reports, ďÖ diplomatic mission is under attack Ö 20 armed people fired shots; explosions have been heard as well Ö Stevens in the compound safe havenĒ Email at 6:06 PM September 11, 2012, states terrorist group, ďAnsar al Sharia Claims Responsibility.Ē (Washington, DC) Ė Judicial Watch announced today that on February 11, 2015, it uncovered documents from the U.S. Department of State revealing that top aides for then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, including her then-chief of staff Cheryl Mills, knew from the outset that the Benghazi mission compound was under...
  • Rumsfeld: I'm amazed at the administration's rudeness

    02/26/2015 10:14:57 AM PST · by Dave346 · 20 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | Thursday February 26, 2015 | Boaz Bismuth
    Former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld tells Israel Hayom that the American administration's negative focus on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming visit is an "unfortunate distraction" from the important issue -- the Iranian threat. Less than a week before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to address a joint session of Congress, former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld tells Israel Hayom that the focus on Netanyahu's visit rather than on his message is an "unfortunate distraction" from the important issue -- the Iranian threat. "I find it stunning to see the comments out of the White House on this issue,"...
  • Boehner defends Netanyahu speech to Congress (again)

    02/26/2015 10:10:23 AM PST · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:48pm EST | Patricia Zengerle
    U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Thursday strongly challenged the assertion that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming speech to Congress about nuclear negotiations with Iran would be destructive to U.S.-Israeli relations. "The president's national security advisor says it's destructive for the prime minister of Israel to address the United States Congress. I couldn't disagree more," Boehner said at his weekly news conference. "The American people and both parties in Congress have always stood with Israel and nothing, and no one, could get in the way," Boehner said. Netanyahu is due to join Winston Churchill on March 3...
  • Op-Ed: No, We Canít, V15 (team Obama running "hope and change" commercials in Israel)

    02/26/2015 8:30:40 AM PST · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Thursday, February 26, 2015 6:04 AM | Judith Bergman
    Featuring mostly young people in grungy outfits, looking terribly afflicted by Waiting for Change and pictured doing an awful lot of printing, painting and gluing of V15 campaign posters to the sound of a catchy soundtrack, the political campaign video for V15 has about as much depth as a Calvin Klein commercial. In a seductive tone the male voice over tells us that they (Bibi Netanyahu) are trying to scare us (the voters) but in reality, they are afraid of us. The reason, we are told, that they are afraid of us, is that we are the Change and if...
  • Herzog: PM's Congress speech will cause 'strategic damage' to US ties (only 5 days until speech)

    02/26/2015 8:23:16 AM PST · by Dave346 · 23 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | Itay Blumenthal
    Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday to cancel his planned speech to Congress on March 3, saying it will cause "strategic damage" to Israel's ties with the United States. "I call on Netanyahu again: Stop. Enough, Bibi, enough. You aren't going. Don't go. You will cause strategic damage to Israel's standing and to the relationship with the United States," Herzog said at a press conference, referring to Netanyahu by his nickname. Herzog also condemned Netanyahu's decision not to meet with Senate Democrats when he goes to Washington next week, saying the prime minister is...
  • Matthews: Netanyahu Started ĎCrapstorm,í Should Apologize (MSNBC host loses it big time)

    02/26/2015 8:16:37 AM PST · by Dave346 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Feb 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Matthews said, ďLet me finish tonight with this crapstorm that has Netanyahu has started. All the Prime Minister had to do to avoid all this fighting with Washington was to speak out. Thatís what he could have done, speak out the second he heard that the invitation for him to address the US Congress was issued without the knowledge of the American President. All he had to do was say ĎI will only come if this invitation is bipartisan, and certainly only if the President of the United States has approved it.í All he had to do was that just...
  • Shooter On Loose in Houston, Texas

    02/26/2015 8:11:49 AM PST · by Tudorfly · 35 replies
    ABC News ^ | 01-25-2015 | ABC News
    http://abcnews.go.com/US/pedestrians-shot-killed-texas-shooting-attacks/story?id=29241155 Police in Texas are searching for a gunman believed to have randomly attacked five people in the past week, including one who later died. The attacks happened in Houston and nearby Missouri City, Texas, and involved pedestrians walking alone, police said.
  • Feinstein Wants to Close the Terrorist Gun Loophole

    02/26/2015 7:47:45 AM PST · by rktman · 43 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 2/25/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    The senator behind the Assault Weapons Ban bill and a House Republican have teamed up for new gun-control legislation ó to ban terrorists from buying guns. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2015 in the upper chamber with co-sponsor Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.).
  • Netanyahu becomes political player, so Kerry treats him like one

    02/26/2015 6:53:45 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 13 replies
    msnbc ^ | 02/26/15 | Steve Benen
    Secretary of State John Kerry testified on Capitol Hill yesterday, and going into the hearing, it was widely expected that heíd tout the importance of international nuclear talks with Iran. He did exactly that, though he also went a little further in challenging a critic of those talks. Secretary of State John Kerry reminded Americans on Wednesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, who is expected to denounce a potential nuclear deal with Iran during an address to Congress next week, also visited Washington in late 2002 to lobby for the invasion of Iraq. Apparently referring to testimony on...
  • Condemnation after Kurds drag ISIS bodies through Kirkuk streets

    02/26/2015 7:20:30 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 53 replies
    Rudaw ^ | 2/2/2015 | Judit Nuerink
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Incidents in Kirkuk, where bodies of Islamic State (ISIS) fighters were dragged through the streets, have shocked many in Iraqi Kurdistan. The incidents happened after ISIS attacked oil fields and installations in and around Kirkuk on Friday, making use dense fog that hampered air strikes by the US-led coalition. In surprise attacks on three fronts, dozens of Peshmerga were killed, among them two Kurdish generals. The situation in the oil-rich city, which has a mixed population under a chosen Kurdish governor, became so dire that armed neighborhood guards joined police and the Kurdish Asayish security forces,...
  • WaPo: ďJihadi JohnĒ, ISIS beheader, identified by intelligence as Ö a wealthy dilettante

    02/26/2015 6:56:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/26/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    So much for the jobs program. The ISIS terrorist who became known as ‚ÄúJihadi John‚ÄĚ for his British accent in videos depicting the brutal beheading of Americans James Foley and Steven Sotloff has been identified today by the Washington Post as Mohammed Emwazi, based on information from intelligence sources. Emwazi‚Äôs life was hardly Dickensian: The world knows him as ¬ďJihadi John,¬Ē the masked man with a British accent who has beheaded several hostages held by the Islamic State and who taunts audiences in videos circulated widely online.But his real name, according to friends and others familiar with his case,...
  • ISIS militant ĎJihadi Johní unmasked as middle-class Brit

    02/26/2015 6:12:09 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2-26-2015 | Yaron Steinbuch
    ISIS militant ¬ĎJihadi John¬í unmasked as middle-class Brit By Yaron Steinbuch February 26, 2015 | 7:16am The infamous masked ISIS madman seen in gruesome videos beheading Western hostages was identified by media outlets Thursday as Mohammed Emwazi ¬ó a middle-class Briton with a degree in computer programming. The BBC reported that the Kuwaiti-born Emwazi is in his mid-20s and from West London. British authorities chose not to identify him earlier for operational reasons. ¬ďI have no doubt that Mohammed is Jihadi John,¬Ē one of Emwazi¬ís close friends told the Washington Post. ¬ďHe was like a brother to me. .‚ÄČ.‚ÄČ. I...
  • 3 Brooklyn Men Who Allegedly Plotted to Travel to Syria to Join ISIS,

    02/26/2015 5:27:57 AM PST · by NorthMountain · 16 replies
    NBC Channel 4 New York ^ | Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 | By Jonathan Dienst, Joe Valiquette and Kevin Nious
    Three Brooklyn men who allegedly plotted to travel to Syria to join ISIS and posted online messages about planting a bomb on Coney Island and shooting police officers were taken into custody during FBI terror raids Wednesday, authorities said. The men, 24- and 30-year-old Uzbekistan citizens and a 19-year-old Kazakhstan citizen who all lived in Brooklyn, allegedly planned to return to New York to commit a domestic act of terror if they failed to join the group overseas, law enforcement officials said. The youngest man, identified in a criminal complaint as Akhror Saidakhmetov, allegedly posted on an Uzbek-language website in...
  • ISIS kills 15 Assyrian Christians, charity reports

    02/26/2015 5:21:01 AM PST · by NorthMountain · 8 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | hursday, 26 Feb 2015 | by Ed West
    ISIS has reportedly murdered 15 of the Assyrian Christians it captured earlier this week. Aid to the Church in Need reported that the Islamist group murdered a number of Assyrians it took from Hassake governorate in Syria. Abbot Emanuel Youkhana passed on the news to various Catholic agencies working in the area, and said the number still being held totalled 350. Abbot Youkhana said: ďAround 15 young Assyrians are martyred. Many of them were fighting to defend and protect the villages and families.Ē The captured came from a number of villages in the area: 14 people from Tel Hormizd, 81...
  • Qatar knocks U.S.-led coalition on ISIS

    02/26/2015 5:14:43 AM PST · by NorthMountain · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | February 26, 2015 | Jim Sciutto, Chief National Security Correspondent
    Washington (CNN)Qatar, a key Arab partner in the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS, believes the coalition is not doing enough to fight the terror group, Qatari officials tell CNN. In particular, these officials say the training of moderate rebels needs to be accelerated and expanded. To date, Qatar has trained some 600 fighters. Training is also underway in Saudi Arabia and Turkey. The U.S. is still in the process of vetting moderate rebel groups. ... More recently, U.S. and Arab officials have credited Qatar with reducing its support. However, in a meeting with the Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al...
  • The names: Who has been recruited to ISIS from the West

    02/26/2015 5:06:25 AM PST · by NorthMountain · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | Thu February 26, 2015 | By Joshua Berlinger, CNN
    The names: Who has been recruited to ISIS from the West By Joshua Berlinger, CNN Updated 7:26 AM ET, Thu February 26, 2015 Source: CNN ISIS Recruiting (CNN)More than 20,000 foreigners have flocked to fight for ISIS, the radical Sunni group that controls portions of Iraq and Syria. They hail from 90 countries, and an estimated 3,400 fighters come from Western states, according to Nicholas Rasmussen, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center. Those are the numbers -- estimates, of course. ... U.S. officials say more than 150 fighters have traveled from America to join the militant group. ... Canada's...
  • Number of Christians kidnapped in ISIS offensive up to 220, Syria monitoring groups say

    02/26/2015 4:59:17 AM PST · by NorthMountain · 12 replies
    Fox News dot com ^ | Published February 26, 2015 | staff
    Activists monitoring the conflict in Syria said Thursday that the number of Christians kidnapped by ISIS terrorists in their most recent offensive has risen to at least 220. ... SIS began abducting the Assyrians on Monday, when militants attacked a cluster of villages along the Khabur River, sending thousands of people fleeing to safer areas. The Syriac National Council, a Syrian Christian group, told Reuters that hundreds of Christians have fled to the province's two main cities, Al-Hassakeh and Al-Qamishli, which are held by the Kurds. Younan Talia, a senior official with the Assyrian Democratic Organization, said IS had raided...
  • Anti-Israel BDS Jobs Available In Chicago & Los Angeles

    02/26/2015 4:58:38 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 26, 2015 | Ronn Torossian
    Anti-Israel BDS Jobs Available In Chicago & Los AngelesPosted By Ronn Torossian On February 26, 2015 @ 12:10 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment Those who support the BDS movement (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) against Israel, which seeks to delegitimize the State of Israel, have well-paying jobs available in Chicago and Los Angeles.On the website of the New Israel Fund (NIF), one can find numerous job openings ¬Ė as well as clear as day messaging, ¬ďNIF will thus not exclude support for organizations that discourage the purchase of goods or use of services from settlements.¬Ē¬† As is clear by...
  • Obama U.S. Attorney: Anti-Muslim Backlash More Dangerous Than ISIS

    02/26/2015 4:57:16 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 26, 2015 | Lloyd Billingsley
    With nearly 40 million people, California offers an inviting target to Islamic terrorists. Ahmed Ressam, for example, aimed to blow up LAX in 1999, stopped only by a sharp-eyed customs agent. Since then, the Golden State has been free of attacks of 9/11 magnitude, mass murder in the style of ďSoldier of AllahĒ Nidal Hasan at Fort Hood, Texas, and the kind of attacks now occurring in Europe. That could change under the strategy that emerged from the presidentís recent ďSummit on Countering Violent Extremism.Ē In attendance was Obama appointee Benjamin Wagner, U.S. Attorney for Californiaís Eastern District, the territory...
  • Para becomes first living VC recipient of Afghan war (Britain's top medal)

    02/25/2015 10:12:50 PM PST · by NRx · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 26 Feb 2015 | Ben Farmer
    A British paratrooper who ran through heavy fire to single-handedly lead the fight back against a Taliban attack has become the first living recipient of the Victoria Cross from the Afghanistan campaign. L/Cpl Joshua Leakey has been awarded Britainís highest award for bravery in the face of the enemy more than 70 years after a relative posthumously won the same medal.
  • Susan Rice Ė Israel, Lies and Genocide

    02/25/2015 8:35:58 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 20 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | February 25, 2015 | Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
    By Rabbi Shmuley BoteachJerusalem, Israel ó February 25, 2015 Ö Is there any dirty job for the Obama Administration that Susan Rice is not prepared to do? Need someone to fraudulently blame the murder of an American Ambassador in Libya on a stupid film? Send Susan to the Sunday talk shows. Need someone to savage the leader of the only democracy in the Middle East as damaging the ďfabricĒ of Israelís relationship with the United States? Put Susan in the makeup chair of Charlie Rose. Yes, it seems there is nothing Susan isnít prepared to do. And why should that...
  • Senior Israeli Minister Responds to Kerryís Criticism of Netanyahu: ĎHe Might Not Know What We Knowí

    02/25/2015 6:58:07 PM PST · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | February 25, 2015 8:14 pm | David Daoud
    Israelís Minister of Strategic Affairs Yuval Steinitz responded on Wednesday to criticism that US Secretary of State John Kerry had apparently directed at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his stance on how to address the Iranian nuclear threat, Israelís NRG reported. Steinitz, a key Netanyahu loyalist, said, ď[Kerry] might not know everything we know,Ē referring to Kerryís implication on Tuesday that being as Israel is not involved in the minutiae of the upcoming agreement with Tehran about its nuclear program, it therefore cannot comment on the nature of the agreementís outcome. Steinitzí remarks followed comments made by Secretary Kerry...
  • Kerry: Netanyahu Questioned Interim Deal with Iran and Was Wrong

    02/25/2015 5:17:47 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/2/15 | Elad Benari
    The back and forth banter between Israel and the United States over Iranís nuclear aspirations continued on Wednesday, as Secretary of State John Kerry questioned Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahuís judgment when it comes to Iran. The comments, according to The Huffington Post, came as Kerry was testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Committee member Rep. Albio Sires (D-N.J.) pointed to Netanyahuís upcoming address to the Congress as evidence of the weakness of the deal being negotiated between Iran and the six world powers. ďThe Prime Minister was also profoundly forward-leaning and very outspoken about the importance of invading Iraq...
  • Kerry Reminds Congress Netanyahu Lobbied for Iraq War (Video at link)

    02/25/2015 4:39:15 PM PST · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    C-span ^ | February 25, 2015 | Robert Mackey
    Speaking to the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry reminded Congress that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was an advocate of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003.
  • Boko Haram terrorists dressed as women to escape Nigerian army

    02/25/2015 3:02:24 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 30 replies
    National Post ^ | February 25, 2015
    A group of Boko Haram terrorists tried to flee a Nigerian army checkpoint by dressing as women, only to be given away by their bushy beards. The jihadists tried to slip through a cordon in the suburbs of the north-east town of Baga, which the Nigerian military has been trying to wrest from Boko Haram control. But despite dressing in the colourful patterned wraps favoured by local women, they were unable to disguise their unshaven looks or masculine gaits. They were quickly spotted by local security forces, who paraded them before the press yesterday (Tuesday).
  • Obamaís Amateur-Hour Foreign Policy Endangers America and Our Allies

    02/25/2015 2:39:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2015 | Bob Barr
    Shortly after the Iraqi city of Fallujah fell to the Islamic State (ISIS) in January 2014, President Obama was interviewed by The New Yorker. When asked about the loss of such an iconic city from the U.S. war in Iraq, Obama responded with his usual glibness: ¬ďThe analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn¬ít make them Kobe Bryant.¬Ē Less than six-months after he made those comments, Obama¬ís ¬ďjayvee team¬Ē would establish an Islamic ¬ďCaliphate¬Ē spanning two countries, with an estimated 31,000 fighters from all over...
  • ISIS: 3 New York Men Arrested in Alleged Plot to Join Terror Group, Feds Say

    02/25/2015 2:11:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/25/2015 | By AARON KATERSKY and MIKE LEVINE
    Three New York City men were arrested today on charges they allegedly conspired to join ISIS in Syria, while also trying to carry out attacks on the terror group's behalf in the United States, the authorities said. The men had planned to travel to the Middle East and had also pledged to launch attacks in this country, including one on President Obama or planting a bomb in Coney Island, Brooklyn, federal officials said. Federal officials said Akhror Saidakhmetov, 19, was arrested today at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, where he was attempting to board a flight to...
  • Minnesota Man Pleads Not Guilty To Supporting Islamic State

    02/25/2015 1:57:03 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 7 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 2/25/15 | AP
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) ó A Minneapolis man who was stopped at a New York City airport in November as he and three others were allegedly trying to travel to Syria has pleaded not guilty to charges associated with supporting the Islamic State group. Nineteen-year-old Hamza Ahmed entered his plea Wednesday in U.S. District Court.
  • 3 Al-Jazeera journalists arrested for flying drone in Paris

    02/25/2015 12:54:21 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    The foreign nationals aged 70, 54 and 36 ó who work for the Doha-based international broadcaster ó were taken into custody Wednesday afternoon after police spotted a drone flying in the Bois de Boulogne woods in western Paris, said Paris prosecutors' spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre. She said is was unclear what the trio were trying to accomplish. "Three Al-Jazeera English journalists have been held by police in Paris while filming a report on the city's recent mystery drones," the network said in a comment from its base in Qatar. "We will comment further when more information is available."
  • BBC Poll: 27 percent of British Muslims sympathize with Charlie Hebdo attackers

    02/25/2015 12:32:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/25/2015 | Guy Benson
    This seems like a solid enough news hook to revisit a theme I addressed shortly after the Paris attacks, when the Obama administration‚Äôs ‚Äėradical-Islamist-violence-has-nothing-to-do-with-Islam‚Äô rhetoric was in full throat. Via The Telegraph: One in four British Muslims sympathise with terrorists behind the Charlie Hebdo attacks, a new poll shows. A poll reveals how a significant minority of Muslims endorse terrorist atrocities against those who mock the Prophet Mohammed. Some 27 per cent of British Muslims said they have ‚Äúsome sympathy for the motives behind the attacks‚ÄĚ on the Paris magazine, according to polling by ComRes for the BBC. A...
  • Why the Globalist Wants Assad of Syria Gone [Vanity]

    02/25/2015 11:31:16 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    The reason Assad has been vilified is because Qatar wants a natural gas pipeline to run through the Arabian peninsula, through Jordan, through SYRIA, to Turkey. From Turkey, it can connect with existing pipelines to Europe, in order to supply Europe with natural gas. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-05-16/mystery-sponsor-weapons-and-money-syrian-rebels-revealed This proposed pipeline would threaten Russia economically, as Russia currently supplies Europe with natural gas. Syria and Russia are allies. Thus, Assad said "No" to the proposed Qatar-Turkey pipeline that would run through Syria. Next thing you know, there's an "uprising" in Syria, and Assad is public enemy number one. And when it became clear...
  • Donít Blame Bibi for Decline in Democratsí Support for Israel

    02/25/2015 5:14:08 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Commentary ^ | 02.23.2015 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Both Israeli and American pundits have spent the last month abusing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his decision to accept an invitation to speak to a joint session of Congress next month about the Iranian nuclear threat. The White Houseís effort to spin the speech as a breach of protocol and an unwarranted interference in a U.S. debate about Iran has largely succeeded in rallying a significant number of congressional Democrats to back away from support of the sanctions bill co-sponsored by Senators Mark Kirk and Bob Menendez, as well as getting some to threaten to boycott Netanyahuís speech. But...
  • The Betrayal Papers: A National Security ďSmoking GunĒ of Obamaís Conspiracy with Muslim Brotherhood

    02/25/2015 5:18:16 AM PST · by Randall_S · 9 replies
    Joe Miller ^ | February 25, 2015 | Coalition of Concerned Citizens
    The first article of the Betrayal Papers asserted that the Muslim Brotherhood was not only influential in the United States government, but in fact dominated the administration of President Barack Hussein Obama. This article will name several key people who were or are in the Obama administration and who have various, documented associations with organizations which are directly tied to and/or funded by the Muslim Brotherhood and the State of Qatar (home to Brotherhoodís Spiritual Leader, Yusuf al-Qaradawi). These individuals have helped dictate national security policies that have crippled counterterrorism efforts at home and abroad. Three more ďBetrayal PapersĒ in...
  • Vandy law prof threatens to shut down pro-Israel event, claims country is Ďdestroyingí America

    02/25/2015 5:33:58 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    CampusReform.org ^ | 02/25/2015 | Chad Dees
    Prof. Edward Rubin, the former dean of Vanderbilt's law school, threatened to shut down a pro-Israel demonstration by Proclaiming Justice to the Nations. Rubin told Laurie Cardoza-Moore, president of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, that he was going to contact the Nashville Mayor's office to see if the event couldn't be prevented. The former dean of the Vanderbilt Law School, Professor Edward Rubin, threatened to shut down a pro-Israel demonstration as he is an American and not part of the ďinternational Jewish conspiracy,Ē according to an email obtained by Campus Reform.In the email, sent to Laurie Cardoza-Moore, president of...
  • Activist: ISIS holds 150 Christian hostages, will threaten to kill them

    02/25/2015 11:09:05 AM PST · by NorthMountain · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed February 25, 2015 | By Laura Smith-Spark and John Vause, CNN
    (CNN)ISIS is holding many more Assyrian Christians hostage than previously thought -- and it is reportedly planning to release a message Wednesday threatening to kill them. Osama Edward, founder of the Assyrian Human Rights Network, told CNN that the extremist group is now believed to have 150 hostages, citing the latest information from the network's team on the ground. Initial estimates put the number seized at between 70 and 100 people, among them women, children and the elderly. The video message will be directed to President Barack Obama and other members of the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS, Edward said from...
  • Boko Haram + ISIS = Marriage from Hell

    02/25/2015 11:02:11 AM PST · by NorthMountain · 8 replies
    WSBT TV, CNN ^ | Feb 25, 2015 | By Tim Lister CNN
    (CNN) - For sheer cruelty, they are well matched. They also share an apocalyptic "end-of-days" vision. Now there are signs that Boko Haram -- the most feared group in West Africa -- may be edging toward a formal pledge of allegiance to the self-declared Caliph of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi. Observers of Boko Haram, which has inflicted years of terror on northern Nigeria, note that its actions in the last six months have frequently mimicked those of ISIS -- from punishments such as stoning and beheading of its victims to taking territory and an increasingly sophisticated use...
  • 3 Men in Brooklyn Are Charged With Supporting ISIS

    02/25/2015 10:55:01 AM PST · by NorthMountain · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 25, 2015 | MARC SANTORA and STEPHANIE CLIFFORD
    Three men living in Brooklyn were arrested and charged on Wednesday with providing material support to the Islamic State, a terrorist organization that controls large parts of Iraq and Syria and has been actively recruiting Westerners to its fight. One of the men was arrested early Wednesday morning at Kennedy International Airport, where he was attempting to board a flight to Istanbul and then planned to travel to Syria, according to the authorities. The men were identified as Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, Akhror Saidakhmetov, and Abror Habibov. ... (Excerpted per guidelines)
  • EU unveils vast plan to merge 28 energy markets

    02/25/2015 6:15:20 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 25, 2015 8:18 AM EST | Lorne Cook
    The European Union¬ís executive has unveiled a vast plan to boost coordination between the EU¬ís 28 national energy markets to wean Europe off unstable Russian gas supplies and provide cheaper energy for consumers. European Commission Vice President Maro¬ö ¬äefńćovińć on Wednesday called it ¬ďundoubtedly the most ambitious energy project¬Ē since the inception of the EU over half a century ago. He believes that improving links across borders in Europe¬ís energy grid could save businesses and consumers up to ¬Ä40 billion ($45.4 billion) a year. A more energy-independent Europe will also increase the EU¬ís political options in eastern Europe. [¬Ö] ¬ďOur...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu to speak on Iran before Congress, while John Kerry sorts out nuke deal overseas

    02/25/2015 10:32:05 AM PST · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, February 25, 2015 | Guy Taylor
    When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears before both houses of Congress next week, Secretary of State John F. Kerry wonít be there ó heíll be in Geneva trying to hammer out the final details of a nuclear deal with Iran that the Israeli leader in coming to Washington to argue against. Mr. Netanyahu will use the speech to warn U.S. lawmakers of the danger associated with cutting a nuclear deal with Iran that allows the Islamic republic to continue enriching uranium at any level ó even for producing electricity. But when Mr. Netanyahu appears before Congress on March 3,...