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  • Iraq: How did we get here?

    05/22/2015 8:02:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | May 21, 2015 | By Michael Martinez
    Iraq roils in a maelstrom: ISIS now controls Ramadi, a new prime minister is in charge, Shiite-Sunni bloodshed flows, and a U.S.-led coalition is back, this time executing airstrikes in Iraq. The saga of Iraq is, as an analyst put it, "a rather straightforward but sad story" since the U.S. military left the country at the end of 2011, only to find itself returning in a smaller way. The fall of Ramadi to ISIS this week strikes many as a milestone because the city is the capital of Iraq's biggest province and because U.S. troops heroically fought insurgents there in...
  • Islamic State expands its 'state'

    05/22/2015 8:01:10 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 2 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 22 May 2015 | Samia Nakhoul
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Almost a year after Islamic State's shock capture of Mosul, Iraq's second city, the black flags of the jihadis have been raised over Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province to the west of Baghdad, seat of Iraq’s increasingly theoretical central government. Nobody talks of Mosul or recapturing it from Islamic State. It is a forgotten city. Now it is all about the fall of Ramadi, the neighbouring ancient Syrian city of Palmyra in central Syria and beyond - the Libyan city of Sirte, hometown of former leader Muammar Gaddafi. To the eyes of many in the region,...
  • Richard Haass: Depending on Iraqi Government Against ISIS Isn't Working

    05/22/2015 7:44:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 05/22/15 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Depending on the Iraqi government to act as a partner in the fight against the expansion of the Islamic State is not working, and it is time ďto go back to basics,Ē Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass said Friday. ďThe caliphate is not just verbiage; itís real,Ē Haass said on MSNBCís ďMorning JoeĒ program. ďWe have not had a strategy in Syria Ö and the administration thought we had a strategy in Iraq, and I think what weíre seeing increasingly exposed is that we donít.Ē Part of the problem is, Haass said, is that the ďborderís irrelevantĒ when...
  • French high school student threatened over school newspaper issue about Charlie Hebdo attack

    05/22/2015 7:25:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | May 22, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    This is the new reality: not only is anyone who stands for the freedom of speech excoriated, mocked and shunned, but the emboldened thugs also now issue threats even to teenagers in high school. France and the West are in for a troubled, bloody future.
  • ISIS Targets City that Inspired Washington, D.C. for Destruction

    05/22/2015 7:22:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 22, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    ISIS Targets City that Inspired Washington, D.C. for DestructionPosted By Daniel Greenfield On May 22, 2015 @ 12:29 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 30 Comments [1]Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.The great columns and pediments of Washington, D.C. that give it a Roman and Greek air have their origins in a lost city in the Syrian desert. After Robert Wood and James Dawkins visited the ruins of Palmyra [2] in the eighteenth century, the illustrations of the bare columns and broken arches helped inspire neoclassical...
  • Obama on Fall of Ramadi: ďHey, Weíre Winning in Shiite AreasĒ

    05/22/2015 7:21:28 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 21, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama on Fall of Ramadi: ‚ÄúHey, We‚Äôre Winning in Shiite Areas‚ÄĚPosted By Daniel Greenfield On May 21, 2015 @ 1:32 pm In The Point | 12 Comments [1]And you know by ‚Äúwe‚ÄĚ, he means Iran.There‚Äôs a pattern to Obama‚Äôs rhetoric after a disaster. His crisis management rhetoric after the fall of Ramadi follows the predictable blueprint.¬†Step 1. Disavow Responsibility‚ÄúThere¬ís no doubt there was a tactical setback, although Ramadi had been vulnerable for a very long time, primarily because these are not Iraqi security forces that we have trained or reinforced.‚Ä̬†Step 2. Mention All the Parts of Iraq Not Taken Over...
  • Iraqís Decline into Chaos Traces Back to 2011, Not 2003

    05/22/2015 7:20:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/22/2015 | Charles Krauthhammer
    Ramadi falls. The Iraqi army flees. The great 60-nation antiĖIslamic State coalition so grandly proclaimed by the Obama administration is nowhere to be seen. Instead, itís the defense minister of Iran who flies into Baghdad, an unsubtle demonstration of whoís in charge ó while the U.S. air campaign proves futile and Americaís alleged strategy for combating the Islamic State is in free fall. It gets worse. The Gulf Statesí top leaders, betrayed and bitter, ostentatiously boycott President Obamaís failed Camp David summit. ďWe were Americaís best friend in the Arab world for 50 years,Ē laments Saudi Arabiaís former intelligence chief....
  • Obama: We Are Not Losing War Against ISIS Ė Loss of Ramadi Just a ďSetbackĒ

    05/22/2015 6:09:39 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/21/15 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama says,ďWeíre not losing,Ē the war against ISIS in Iraq. Posted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 10:54 PM Barack Obama says,ďWeíre not losing,Ē the war against ISIS in Iraq. Baghdad Barack Tell that to the Ramadi refugees. After ISIS takes Ramadi, Iraq and Palmyra, Syria, Barack Obama insists we are not losing. Yahoo reported: US President Barack Obama has described the loss of key Iraqi territory to Islamic State as a tactical setback, while insisting the war against the jihadist group is not being lost. ďI donít think weíre losing,Ē Obama said in an interview with...
  • Britain resigns as a world power

    05/21/2015 8:09:09 PM PDT · by NRx · 16 replies
    WaPo ^ | 05-21-2015 | Fareed Zakaria
    On Monday, the Right Honorable David Cameron, prime minister of Great Britain, gave his first major speech after being reelected to his high office ¬ó once held by Pitt, Gladstone, Disraeli, Lloyd George, Churchill and Thatcher. Confronting a world of challenges ¬ó including Greece¬ís possible exit from the euro, a massive migration crisis on Europe¬ís shores, Ukraine¬ís perilous state, Russia¬ís continued intransigence, the advance of the Islamic State and the continuing chaos in the Middle East ¬ó Cameron chose to talk about .‚ÄČ.‚ÄČ. a plan to ensure that hospitals in the United Kingdom will be better staffed on weekends. Okay,...
  • Buried Truths About Nazi Mass Murder and the Allied Victory

    05/21/2015 10:47:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 21, 2015 | Roger Cohen
    A very important movie about the Holocaust made its way to New York City for the first time this week at the end of a tortuous journey that began 70 years ago when Allied forces and newsreel cameramen stumbled into Nazi concentration camps. Called ďGerman Concentration Camps Factual Survey,Ē it is as unadorned as its title, a document shot in the moment to capture forever evidence of the unimaginable. Made under the auspices of the British Ministry of Information, produced by Sidney Bernstein, the founder of Granada Television, assembled with advice from Alfred Hitchcock, the movie was meant to ram...
  • Clinton Foundation reveals up to $26 million in additional payments

    05/21/2015 11:02:54 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 21 May 15 | Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger
    The Clinton Foundation reported Thursday that it has received as much as $26.4 million in previously undisclosed payments from major corporations, universities, foreign sources and other groups. The disclosure came as the foundation faced questions over whether it fully complied with a 2008 ethics agreement to reveal its donors and whether any of its funding sources present conflicts of interest for Hillary Rodham Clinton as she begins her presidential campaign.
  • Obama: Netanyahu's Comments Have 'Consequences'

    05/21/2015 7:26:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    INN ^ | 5/21/15 | Elad Benari
    President Barack Obama is continuing his criticism of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahuís comments on a Palestinian state and Arab-Israelis before the last elections. In an interview with journalist Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic, Obama said that the security relationship between the United States and Israel will remain strong, but reiterated that there will be ďconsequencesĒ from Netanyahuís remarks. ďIn every public pronouncement Iíve made, I said that the bedrock security relationships between our two countriesóthese are sacrosanct. Military cooperation, intelligence cooperationónone of that has been affected. I have maintained, and I think I can show that no U.S. president has...
  • Obama rejects 'rubber stamp' of Israel policies

    05/21/2015 12:44:16 PM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5-21-15 | MICHAEL WILNER
    President says in Atlantic interview he cares so deeply about Israel that he's motivated to criticize continued settlement activity, comments from Netanyahu. WASHINGTON -- "Political forces" in Washington seek to provide the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a rubber stamp for its policies, US President Barack Obama said this week in an interview with the Atlantic magazine. The interview, with the outlet's Jeffrey Goldberg, was published one day before the president is scheduled to address Congregation Adas Israel in Washington, where he is expected to outline his administration's plans to combat a rising tide of anti-Semitism across Europe....
  • Feds claim accused ISIL recruit from Minneapolis threatened to kill FBI agents

    05/21/2015 6:56:53 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 7 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 5/21/15 | Paul McEnroe
    One of the Twin Cities men charged with supporting terrorism planned to kill FBI agents who were investigating their activities over the last 10-months, according to federal authorities whoíve reviewed a confidential informantís secret recordings of conversations in early April that detailed the threats. ďIf thereís no way out, Iím saying. If our backs are against the wall, Iím gonna go kill the one who punks me,Ē said Mohamed Farah, one of seven men from the Twin Cities who is charged with supporting terrorists in the Middle East. ďYou know the one. Everybody has that one Fed that you know....
  • Obama: 'I Don't Think We're Losing' War Against ISIS

    05/21/2015 5:29:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 74 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/5/15
    Video US President Barack Obama has described the loss of key Iraqi territory to Islamic State as a tactical setback, while insisting the war against the jihadist group is not being lost. "I don't think we're losing," Obama said in an interview with news magazine The Atlantic published Thursday, days after the Iraqi city of Ramadi was overrun. Shia militias converged on Ramadi Monday in a bid recapture it from jihadists who dealt the Iraqi government a stinging blow by overrunning the city in a deadly three-day blitz. The loss of the capital of Iraq's largest province was Baghdad's worst...
  • Obama Defends Approach to ISIS Fight but Says More Is Needed

    05/21/2015 4:02:59 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 21, 2015 | By PETER BAKER
    President Obama denied that the United States and its allies were losing the fight against Islamic State forces in the Middle East, but he acknowledged in an interview posted online on Thursday that more should be done to help Iraqis recapture lost territory. He offered no regrets about his handling of the war and said in the end it would be up to the Iraqis to increase their efforts. The president and his team argued for months that they had reversed the momentum of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, but critics and independent experts said it...
  • PMW: PA Adopts ĎOne State Solutioní as Official Policy (i.e. Palestinian Authority)

    05/21/2015 3:40:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 5/21/2015, 1:55 PM | Shimon Cohen
    While Israeli politicians continue to debate the merits of the ďtwo-state solution,Ē their Palestinian interlocutors have long moved beyond that model for the solution of the Middle East conflict. For Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, the idea of a ďgreater PalestineĒóthat would stretch from ďthe river to the seaĒóis now an official policy. If this policy had until now been elucidated verbally in Arabic, by ďminorĒ government officialsóallowing the PA to say that they had been speaking out of turn or voicing personal opinionsóit has now taken on a much more official persona. In a series of videos and images...
  • Obama, Clinton Want To Enforce 'Correct' Thinking In America

    05/21/2015 1:29:49 PM PDT · by yoe · 22 replies
    IBD ^ | May 20, 2015 | VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
    What happens when the public does not wish to live out the utopian dreams of its elite leaders?[snip] How, then, do politically correct planners force the people to think and act properly when they push back? Extra-legal executive orders can help a president bypass supposed troglodytes in Congress and among the public. Obama granted blanket amnesties, proposed rules that would lead to the closure of many coal plants and arbitrarily chose which health or labor statutes should be enforced and at what times. A filmmaker was even jailed on a trumped-up probation charge after making a video about Islam.....[snip] As...
  • Obama tells Coast Guard: "Climate change" helped create Muslim terror

    05/21/2015 2:15:15 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 24 replies
    Rebel Media/youtube ^ | May 21, 2015 | Rebel Media
    President Obama just gave the commencement address to the graduating class of the Coast Guard academy.
  • Private Emails Reveal SoS Clinton Aideís Secret Spy Network (nothing about bridesmaid's dresses)

    03/28/2015 3:56:18 AM PDT · by Liz · 81 replies
    propublica.com ^ | 3/27/15 | JEFF GERTH w/ Sam Biddle of, Gawker
    Updated March 27 to include responses from the FBI and the State Department. Emails disclosed by a hacker show a close family friend was funneling intelligence about the crisis in Libya directly to the Secretary of Stateís private account starting before the Benghazi attack. Starting weeks before Islamic militants attacked the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, longtime Clinton family confidante Sidney Blumenthal supplied intelligence to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gathered by a secret network that included a former CIA clandestine service officer, according to hacked emails from Blumenthalís account. The emails, which were posted on the internet...
  • Dabiq Issue: 9 (ISIS magazine of the Caliphate)

    05/21/2015 1:28:12 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 23 replies
    ISIS ^ | 11/21/15 | ISIS
    As the crusaders continue to reveal their intense hatred and animosity towards Islam through their relentless bombing and drone campaigns on the Islamic State, a new breed of crusader continues shedding light on the extent of their hatred towards the religion of truth. This breed of crusader aims to do nothing more than to anger the Muslims by mocking and ridiculing the best of creation, the Prophet Muhammad Ibn ¬ĎAbdillńĀh (sallallńĀhu ¬Ďalayhi wa sallam), under the pretext of defending the idol of ¬ďfreedom of speech.¬Ē Yet, such brazen attacks on the honor of the Prophet (sallallńĀhu ¬Ďalayhi wa sallam), rather...
  • Sen. Tom Cotton: We shouldn't be ashamed of the Iraq War

    05/21/2015 1:19:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/21/2015 | David M. Drucker
    Tom Cotton, the Iraq war veteran from Arkansas turned Republican senator, has a message to fellow soldiers: "We should not be ashamed of the war we conducted in Iraq." Leading Republicans are sticking by the Iraq war, declining to follow the Democrats into full retreat and regret. Cotton, while conceding that there are lessons to be learned from the conflict and that it might have been handled differently in retrospect, maintains that President George W. Bush made the best decision he could at the time based on the available intelligence about Saddam Hussein's presumed stockpile of weapons of mass destruction....
  • US Pressing Israel to Lose Its Nukes

    05/21/2015 12:42:00 PM PDT · by SJackson · 71 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/21/2015 | Nitsan Keidar
    Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Countryman visited Israel, spoke to diplomats about making Middle East nuke-free. Assistant US Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation, Thomas Countryman, recently visited Israel and held talks with senior Foreign Ministry officials, about the possibility of making the Middle East nuclear-free. Washington seeks to advance the idea after reaching agreement with Russia about the matter. The State Department confirmed Countryman's visit and sources in the US Administration said that Israeli agreement to the idea would be a catalyst for bringing additional countries into discussions on the matter. The Americans have been attempting to...
  • Canada lands second strike on ISIL in Syria

    05/21/2015 11:49:10 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 8 replies
    National Post ^ | May 21, 2015 | Nick Faris
    Canadian fighter jets landed their second airstrike on an ISIL compound in Syria on Wednesday, according to the Department of National Defence. Defence Minister Jason Kenney said in a statement that two CF-18 Hornet aircrafts led an aerial assault on an ISIL ďstaging areaĒ north of Ar-Raqqah, a city in northern Syria. Casualty totals were not immediately clear. Kenney said an assessment of the damage is ongoing, adding that crew members aboard the CF-18 jets returned safely to their base. ďThese strikes demonstrate our governmentís firm resolve to tackle the threat of terrorism against Canada and to promote international security...
  • ISIS execute a man with a BAZOOKA in shocking new video...

    05/21/2015 9:59:53 AM PDT · by McGruff · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 21 May 2015 | SIMON TOMLINSON
    No longer content with executing their prisoners with knives and guns, Islamic State militants have ratcheted up their savagery by blasting a man to death with a bazooka. Shocking video emerged today showing the captive exploding into a ball of flames after being shot with a rocket-propelled grenade that is designed to take out tanks and aircraft. Amid sickening whoops of joy and shouts of 'Allah is greatest', the barbaric jihadis continue to fire their rifles at the dead man as they move in and surround his body.
  • Obama says US not losing against Islamic State

    05/21/2015 9:42:44 AM PDT · by McGruff · 58 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/21/2015
    US President Obama has described the loss of key Iraqi territory to Islamic State as a tactical setback, while insisting the war against the jihadist group is not being lost. "I don't think we're losing," Obama said in an interview with news magazine The Atlantic published Thursday, days after the Iraqi city of Ramadi was overrun.
  • Obama says the DUMBEST THING EVER to protect Ďpeacefulí Islam

    05/21/2015 8:49:31 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Obama has been on a mission trying to protect his Ďpeacefulí Islam since heís been in office, but heís ramped it up with the advent of ISIS. Today in a speech somewhere, he actually suggested Climate Change led to the creation of ISIS and Boko Haram: Obama knows the people who listen to him are uneducated idiots who will believe anything he says, no matter how stupid. And this is about as dumb as it gets.
  • Osama Bin Laden's Surprising Taste in Literature

    05/21/2015 7:51:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 05/21/2015 | Adam Chandler
    On Wednesday, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released what it called ďa sizeable tranche of documents recovered during the raid on the compound used to hide Usama bin Ladin.Ē A sorted list of those materials appears in a slick web production on the ODNIís website entitled ďBin Ladinís Bookshelf.Ē What Was Released Among the materials made public were previously classified documents, non-classified documents, and a trove of English-language materials found at Bin Ladenís Abbottabad compound following his death in a raid by U.S. Navy SEALs in 2011. That includes letters, public American government documents, religious sermons,...
  • George W. Bush Didnít Create ISIS; Islam Did

    05/21/2015 7:47:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/21/2015 | David French
    There are few things the Left loves more than a college liberal ďspeaking truthĒ to conservative power. Days ago, 19-year-old University of Nevada student Ivy Ziedrich seemed to enjoy just such a moment and ďmade headlines around the worldĒ when she confronted Jeb Bush about ISIS. Ms. Ziedrich had the gumption to confront Bush in the midst of a scrum of reporters and confidently recite leftist conventional wisdom about the current Middle East crisis, declaring: ďYour brother created ISIS!Ē After all, according to accepted academic conventional wisdom, the war in Iraq is the source of all (recent) jihadist evil. And...
  • ISIS controls 50 percent of Syria after takeover of Palmyra, activists say

    05/21/2015 6:54:05 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/21/15
    The Islamic State terror group now controls over half of Syrian territory after seizing the village and archaeological site of Palmyra Thursday, activists monitoring Syria's civil war said. Rami Abdurrahman of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told the Associated Press the extremists overran the archaeological site, just to the southwest of the modern settlement on Palmyra, shortly after midnight local time. In Damascus, state TV acknowledged that pro-government forces had withdrawn from the town. A Facebook page close to ISIS published a statement Thursday, purportedly from the group, saying "the soldiers of the Islamic State" completed their control...
  • Spotlight on Montreal college after students accused of trying to join foreign jihadists

    05/21/2015 5:56:38 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    National Post ^ | May 20, 2015 | Graeme Hamilton
    An east-end Montreal college is gaining a reputation as a breeding ground for jihadis after four of its students were arrested at the airport Friday, allegedly on the verge of taking off to join an overseas terror group. The latest arrests bring to 11 the number of CollŤge Maisonneuve students who since January have either left to join jihadi groups overseas or have been arrested on suspicion of planning to leave. The four were among 10 students from various CEGEPS ó post-secondary institutions unique to Quebec ó and high schools arrested at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport Friday, the college confirmed....
  • ISIS Child Soldier Parades Through Street With Severed Head

    05/21/2015 6:08:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/20/15 | Jim Hoft
    The Islamic State social networking site has a photo showing a child holding a severed head amid a gathering of other children, which was tweeted and went viral with an attached phrase that said ďThis is how the cubs of the Caliphate are raised upĒ, boasting of this heinous act. It should be noted that it is not the first time that such boast is made in which the heads of victims are being carried by children. An Australian Muslim child held in his hand the heads of severed Syrian troops. The head of the Shariah judge of the General...
  • RCMP arrests ten youths believed headed to join jihadists in Syria at Montreal airport

    05/21/2015 5:50:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    National Post ^ | May 19, 2015
    The Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested a group of young Montrealers on Friday on suspicion they were planning to travel to Turkey and then Syria to join jihadi fighters, Radio-Canada is reporting. Ten youths, who were arrested at the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport, were questioned and then released without being charged. All had their passports confiscated ... Radio-Canada also reported that the authorities had established a link between the youths and a group of six teenagers from Montreal and Laval who were reported missing in January and suspected of flying to Turkey to cross into Syria to join the terrorist...
  • Stripped naked and sold to the highest bidder: How ISIS is sending the 'prettiest Yazidi virgins'...

    05/21/2015 3:57:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/20/15 | Jay Akbar
    ISIS is sending the Ďprettiest virginsí they capture to slave markets in the Syrian city of Raqqa, where they are sold as sexual objects to the highest bidder, the United Nationís Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict has said. After the depraved militants attack their villages, they strip the girls naked, conduct virginity tests, evaluate their bodies and send them to twisted auctions, Zainab Bangura claims. She discovered the gruesome extent of Islamic Stateís sexual crimes against young women Ė particularly from Iraqís Yazidi minority community Ė after collecting information from Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. ISIS carries...
  • Tsarnaev Could Await Death In A Place Thatís ĎPretty Closeí To Hell

    05/21/2015 3:42:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/19/15 | Casey Harper
    ďPretty closeĒ to hell.Thatís how former supermax prison warden Robert Hood ó a man who has seen 20 years of hardened criminals with the Federal Bureau of Prisons and been in the room with some of the worldís worst terrorists ó described the place where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may await his death.Heís also referred to it as ďthe HarvardĒ of Americaís prison system.Now sentenced to death, the Boston bomber could await his execution at the notorious ADX Supermax facility in Florence, Colorado.After Tsarnaevís formal sentencing this summer, the Federal Bureau of Prisons will decide whether he is sent to the the...
  • Facing child support, Minneapolis man joins the jihad

    05/20/2015 7:22:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    AP on SFGate.com ^ | 5/20/15 | Amy Fortili
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) ó Abdifatah Ahmed struggled for years to make ends meet. After losing his $15-an-hour job fueling airliners in Minneapolis, the Somali-American father of nine survived on low-wage jobs and public assistance. He complained about working hard, but never having enough money. His circumstances worsened when he was ordered to pay more than $700 a month to support three of his children ó including one less than a year old. Months later, he surfaced in Syria, where he went to fight for the Islamic State.
  • ISIS: A Bolshevik Precedent?

    05/20/2015 6:49:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | May 20, 2015 | Andrew Stuttaford
    For all the horror of the reports coming out of the ĎIslamic Stateí, there seems to have been a fairly widespread assumption that ISIS is, if not beaten at least contained, and that in due course it will burn out/be burnt out. Historical parallels are dangerous to draw and they often lead to some wildly incorrect conclusions, but ISISís position in Syria and Iraq reminds me more than a little of the situation in which the nascent soviet state found itself during the early years of the Russian Civil War. The Bolsheviks were encircled by hostile forces, who, on paper,...
  • Valerie Plame's Husband: Jeb Plans to Kill or Torture All Arabs He Can Find

    05/20/2015 6:32:39 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 52 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Jeb Bush: wannabe Arab killer and torturer. That was the portrait of the prospective Republican presidential candidate that Joe Wilson, husband of former CIA employee Valerie Plame, has painted. Appearing on Chris Hayes's MSNBC show this evening, Wilson claimed that the "conclusion you come to," looking at his foreign policy advisers, is that Jeb's plan is "to kill all Arabs we find on the streets," and if we can't kill them, "to torture them." View the video here.
  • Why Boko Haram and ISIS Target Women

    05/20/2015 3:49:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    ChristianityToday.com ^ | May 20, 2015 | by Katelyn Beaty
    In all the battles waged by men, one of the most effective ways to destroy the enemy is to destroy its women. Rape and sexual abuse are wartime ďstrategiesĒ as old as war itself. Popular Christian writer Ann Voskamp recently visited refugees in Northern Iraq who had fled ISIS, the self-declared Islamic State. Voskamp noticed 5- and 7-year old girls among the families, but no 9-year-olds. The reason, writes Voskamp: ďISIS sells 9-year-old girls in slave bazaarsÖ They are categorized. Stripped. And shipped naked. Examined and distributed. Sold and passed around like meat. Livestock.Ē ISIS ďhas institutionalized sexual violence and...
  • North Korea 'photoshopped Kim Jong-un submarine missile pictures'

    05/20/2015 2:23:10 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | 20 May 2015 | Andrew Marszal
    Photographs showing Kim Jong-un proudly watching as a North Korean missile was launched from an underwater submarine were manipulated by state propagandists, experts claimed on Tuesday. German aerospace experts said photos of the launch were "strongly modified", including reflections of the missile exhaust flame in the water which did not line up with the missile itself. ďConsidering the track record of North Korean deceptions, it seems sensible to assume that any North Korean SLBM [submarine-launched ballistic missile] capability is still a very long time in the future, if it will ever surface,Ē Markus Schiller and Robert Schmucker, of Schmucker Technologie,...
  • Muslim Children Parade The Heads Of Their Victims, While A Crowd Of Muslim Adults Praise Them

    05/20/2015 2:15:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 73 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 5/20/15 | Pamela Geller
    Donít provoke them. Donít incite them. Just submit. Donít draw cartoons. That is the official position of the West.But these children playing with severed heads are going to grow up and come after our children, who have been disarmed in this war between good and evil. They are being primed and inculcated in the public schools with Islamic proselytizing. Our colleges and universities are hotbeds of jihad recruitment and radicalism. Any college student who does not submit to the anti-Israel, anti-American zeitgeist is targeted, harassed, bullied.Our children are woefully unprepared for whatís coming. ďMuslim Children Parade The Heads Of Their...
  • Another French Mayor Says To Hell With Islam, And Posts Up A Picture Of A French Crusader With...

    05/20/2015 1:57:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 5/20/15 | Theodore Shoebat
    Another French mayor, named Didier Barachet, is saying to hell with Islam and has posted up a portrait of a French crusader with these words: We Will Never Submit To islam! Respect Our culture, Our Traditions, Our Values, And Our country, Otherwise Leave It! This was done after another mayor, Robert Chardon, declared that Islam should be banned from the nation of France. According to one French report: Didier Barachet, UMP mayor of Ardentes (Indre), relayed an anti-Islam message on his Facebook account. Ö Where the image appears there is a knight clutching his sword, alongside this message: ďNever, we...
  • Minister Danny Danon: Boycott the Boycotters

    05/20/2015 1:40:49 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/5/15 | Hezki Ezra
    Moves to ban the Israel Football Association (IFA) from international soccer club FIFA will not help coexistence, Science and Technology Minister MK Danny Danon (Likud) told Arutz Sheva Wednesday night. "Boycotting Israel will not help them," Danon said. "We're here and we're staying here." "I call on all international institutions: Boycott the boycotters," he added. "Whoever calls for a boycott of Israel should also be boycotted." "[Head of the 'Palestine Football Association'] Jibril Rajoub think it promotes the Palestinian cause - I inform him that he achieves the exact opposite." Danon's remarks follow less than 24 hours after a law...
  • Osama bin Laden's pornography stash to remain under wraps, US decides

    05/20/2015 12:43:38 PM PDT · by McGruff · 64 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5/20/2015 | Spencer Ackerman
    The list of documents recovered from Osama bin Ladenís Pakistan hideout and released by US intelligence officials includes operational notes, family letters, political analysis and histories of Islamist militancy. But one portion of the document hoard seems unlikely ever to be declassified: Osama bin Ladenís porn collection.
  • Sen. Rand Paul's Patriot Act 'filibuster' that isn't

    05/20/2015 12:35:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/20/2015 | By ALEX BYERS
    Sen. Rand Paul took to the Senate floor to launch a ďfilibusterĒ of a bill to reauthorize a major government surveillance program. One problem: Itís not actually a filibuster. With key parts of the PATRIOT Act set to expire at the end of the month ó and the Senate set to skip town at the end of the week ó Paul took to the floor at about 1:15 p.m. to expound on his staunch opposition to government surveillance. The 2016 Republican candidate has made government surveillance a key tenet of his quest for the White House and threatened last week...
  • Liberal Billionaire Steyer, Univision Network Also In Bed With The Clinton Foundation

    05/20/2015 11:15:42 AM PDT · by drewh · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 19, 2015 | 8:26 PM EDT | By Alatheia Larsen
    The Clinton Foundation scandal continues to spread ever since the news broke that it did not disclose millions of dollars of donations from foreign governments and businessmen. Itís already infected ABC, as anchor George Stephanopoulos was forced to apologize for personal undisclosed donations to the foundation. He has yet to acknowledge or apologize for some of the other connections that have surfaced. But the connections donít stop there, they extend to other prominent lefties and to a Spanish-language media outlet. Through its Too Small to Fail initiative, The Clinton Foundation is tied to Tom Steyer and the American Spanish language...
  • Iran's leader rejects foreign access to military sites, scientists

    05/20/2015 11:38:48 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 4 replies
    Iran's supreme leader vowed Wednesday he will not allow international inspection of Iran's military sites or access to Iranian scientists under any nuclear agreement with world powers. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told military commanders Wednesday that Iran will resist "coercion and excessive demands" from America and other world powers. Negotiators from Iran and a six nation group ó the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany ó have launched a new round of talks in Vienna focused on reaching a final deal that curbs Iran's nuclear program in return for lifting economic sanctions. The two sides reached a framework agreement in...
  • UN to Explore New Israel-PA Peace Effort

    05/20/2015 11:26:31 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/5/15 | Elad Benari
    The United Nations will explore options with Israel's new government for a return to negotiations on creating a Palestinian state within a reasonable timeframe, the bodyís new envoy said Tuesday, according to AFP. Nickolay Mladenov, the UN special Middle East coordinator, told the Security Council that "the coming period will be critical to the future of the peace process." Peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) have been comatose since a major American push for a final deal ended in failure in April 2014. UN efforts to revive the peace process were effectively on hold in recent months...
  • FBI Speaks To Bergen County High School Students About ISIS Recruitment Threat

    05/20/2015 10:42:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    CBS ^ | 05/20/15
    The FBI has targeted Bergen County, New Jersey to stop Islamic State militants from getting a stronghold there Ė and agents have been going to high school with a message. Christine Sloan was there when agents visited a Bergen County school on Tuesday. An FBI intelligence analyst who did not wish to be identified spoke at the Bergen Arts and Science Charter School in Hackensack. He warned students about a new threat Ė a sophisticated recruitment video trying to lure them into joining the terrorist group ISIS. ďThereís a role for everybody. Every person can contribute to the Islamic State,Ē...
  • North Korea says it can miniaturize nuclear weapons

    05/20/2015 7:39:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/20/2015 | Jethro Mullen
    North Korea said Wednesday that it has the ability to miniaturize nuclear weapons, a key step toward building nuclear missiles. Analysts and U.S. officials have said previously that they suspected Kim Jong Un's regime was working toward accomplishing the technical feat, which is needed to fit a nuclear device on the tip of a ballistic missile. But on Wednesday, the official U.S. response was skepticism. "Our assessment of North Korea's nuclear capabilities has not changed," National Security Council spokesman Patrick Ventrell said in a statement. "We do not think that they have that capacity." "However, they are working on developing...