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  • Breaking: Stabbing Attack Reported in Finland

    08/18/2017 8:15:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/18/2017 | Christine Rousselle
    Police are on a manhunt for more suspects. The Latest: Police in Finland say they are looking for more potential suspects in stabbing of several people. https://t.co/bz7FXlmoZq — The Associated Press (@AP) August 18, 2017 Update (10:37 AM): The suspect has been shot in the leg. There are six people injured. ---Original Post--- There are very few details available at the moment, including suspect, motive, and number of casualties, but there has reportedly been a mass stabbing attack in the Finnish city of Turku. Turku is located in western Finland. The incident is being treated as a potential terrorist attack.
  • Transgender diversity weakens Canadian military

    08/18/2017 1:21:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    24 Hours Vancouver ^ | July 30, 2017 | Brent Stafford
    This week's question: Should transgender people be allowed to serve in the Canadian military? On Friday former premier Christy Clark resigned as leader of the B.C. Liberal Party and Kelowna MLA. Her downfall at the polls and subsequent departure from politics is largely a result of her abandoning long articulated principles. Many on the Left relished demonizing her and would never have voted for her. Yet, over the course of the 18 months preceding the May election Clark began pandering to the Left. Just before Vancouver’s annual Pride Parade in 2016 Clark suddenly abandoned the government’s principled position, which refused...
  • Turkey to boost military cooperation with Iran after army chief's visit

    08/18/2017 12:21:18 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | THU AUG 17, 2017 / 9:16 AM EDT | Reuters staff
    Turkey and Iran have agreed to boost military cooperation after talks in Ankara this week between the Iranian armed forces chief of staff and Turkish leaders, President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said on Thursday. Iran's military chief General Mohammad Baqeri met Erdogan on Wednesday on a visit Turkish media said was the first to Turkey by an Iranian military chief of staff since the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran.
  • Pauline Hanson wears burka in Australian Senate (right before terror attack injures 3 Aussies)

    08/17/2017 9:19:54 PM PDT · by Spiridon · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8/17/2017 | BBC
    The leader of Australia's far-right One Nation party has worn a burkha on the floor of the nation's Senate. Pauline Hanson's entrance drew audible shock from other senators ahead of a bid by her party to ban the garment in Australia. Government minister George Brandis condemned Ms. Hanson's stunt and "counselled and cautioned" her against causing offense to religious groups. Mr. Brandis received a standing applause from opposition parties..... Her motion to ban the garment will be debated in the Senate later on Thursday. In a statement online, she said 'the need to ban full face coverings in public (is)...
  • Russia rolls out the ‘Night Hunter’ chopper to slay ISIS

    08/17/2017 8:49:35 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Russia Beyond the Headlines ^ | August 16, 2017 | NIKOLAI LITOVKIN
    A new version of the Mi-28UB “Night Hunter” - a modern attack helicopter - will be transported to Russia’s air base in Syria in the coming weeks. The war machine’s manufacturers are keen to test its modified armor and missiles on the front line. A military industrial source told RBTH this: “Russian Helicopters [corporation] strengthened the helicopter’s front armor and enhanced its ‘brains.’ ” So in the very near future, an advanced version of the “battle bird” will be carrying out search and destroy missions against ISIS in the Middle East. One of the chopper’s new features gives full control...
  • Barcelona Terrorist Attack Today- Result Of Open Borders & Lax Immigration Laws (Video)

    08/17/2017 7:18:40 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Twitter ^ | 08/17/17 | Julian Assange
    Barcelona terrorist attack today- Result of open borders & lax immigration laws. Are you listening #SantuaryCities?https://twitter.com/Julien_Assange/status/898215932799012865  
  • Ayatollah Khamenei Demands America ‘Tackle White Supremacy’ After Charlottesville

    08/17/2017 7:08:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 August 2017 | John Hayward
    Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei used his English-language Twitter account on Wednesday to declare, “If the U.S. has any power, they better manage their country, tackle white supremacy rather than meddle in nations’ affairs.” Khamenei linked this comment to the Twitter hashtags for #WhiteSupremacy and #Charlottesville. He included a photo of indeterminate origin showing a younger version of himself holding a black child, which is presumably supposed to demonstrate his superior racial sensitivity. To its credit, the Washington Post was sharply skeptical of the tweet, noting that Khamenei routinely seeks to exploit American crimes and tragedies for political advantage....
  • Architects of CIA interrogation program settle lawsuit brought on behalf of brutalized detainees

    08/17/2017 6:19:49 PM PDT · by Innovative · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug. 17, 2017 | Ellen Nakashima and Julie Tate
    Two psychologists who devised the CIA’s brutal interrogation program have settled a lawsuit with several victims less than three weeks before a jury trial was set to begin in a federal court in Spokane, Wash. The settlement, reached Wednesday, caps a remarkable case in which for the first time former top CIA officials were forced to testify about their roles in the program launched after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The case unearthed CIA records that shed new light on the program’s creation and how controversial it was within the agency.
  • 'Four jihadis killed and several people injured' as gunfire erupts (TR)

    08/17/2017 5:56:31 PM PDT · by DFG · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/17/2017 | DAVE BURKE and ABE HAWKEN
    Four terror suspects have been killed and one injured in a shootout 70 miles from Barcelona as police carried out an operation linked to yesterday's massacre, which claimed 13 lives and left more than 100 injured. Video footage shows armed officers running down a street in the coastal town of Cambrils, to the south of the Catalan city, shortly after midnight. Bodies were strewn across the ground and it is unclear whether they were the gunmen or innocent victims caught up in the second terror attack to hit Spain in less than 24 hours. Police said they are treating the...
  • Armed Antifa Protesters Crash Funeral For Charlottesville Victim

    08/17/2017 5:46:42 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Unfortunately, there are no straight videos, just edited affairs with editorializing and a narrator.
  • Parents Catch FBI in Plot to Force Mentally Ill Son to Be a Right Wing Terrorist

    08/17/2017 5:35:57 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 70 replies
    Free Thought Project ^ | 08/17/17 | Matt Agorist
    It’s become a near-weekly occurrence. Somewhere in some state, the FBI will announce that they’ve foiled yet another terrorist plot and saved lives. However, as the data shows, the majority of these cases involve psychologically diminished patsies who’ve been entirely groomed, armed, and entrapped by FBI agents. Simply put, the FBI manufactures terror threats and then takes credit for stopping them. While many of these cases have garnered attention and been exposed in the alternative media, a recent case out of Oklahoma sets a new low for FBI and exposes how insidious these plots can be. Through the hundreds of...
  • State Department lawyers removing references to ISIS 'genocide' against Christians

    07/25/2017 2:55:38 PM PDT · by Hadean · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 25, 2017 | Susan Crabtree
    Full title: State Department lawyers removing references to ISIS 'genocide' against Christians, other religious minorities The State Department's top lawyers are systematically removing the word "genocide" to describe the Islamic State's mass slaughter of Christians, Yazidis, and other ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria from speeches before they are delivered and other official documents, according to human rights activists and attorneys familiar with the policies. Additionally, Democratic senators are delaying confirmation of Mark Green, Trump's pick to head the U.S. Agency for International Development who has broad bipartisan support. These efforts guarantee that Obama-era policies that worked to exclude Iraq's...
  • CNN's Wolf Blitzer: Barcelona Terrorism Could Be 'A Copycat' of Charlottesville Attack

    08/17/2017 2:25:50 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | August 17, 2017 | Curtis Houck
    CNN's Wolf Blitzer was anchoring the network's breaking news coverage Thursday afternoon on the possible radical Islamic terror attack in Barcelona, Spain when he made the inartful and arguably pathetic assertion that the truck attack could be "a copycat" of the neo-Nazi car attack on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught.

    08/17/2017 11:57:02 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 72 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8/17/17 | Donald J Trump
    Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught. There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years!
  • Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Barcelona Van Attack

    08/17/2017 12:56:23 PM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    US News ^ | Aug. 17, 2017 | Reuters
    Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack in which a van plowed into crowds in the Spanish city of Barcelona on Thursday, the group's Amaq news agency said.
  • Barcelona: Islamist Stronghold on the Mediterranean (Relevant article in light of today's attack)

    08/17/2017 12:17:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | Dec 16,2010 | by Soeren Kern
    American and Spanish officials say the autonomous region of Catalonia in northeastern Spain is "a major Mediterranean center for radical Islamists" and the United States has proposed setting up an intelligence hub at the US Consulate in Barcelona to counter the growing threat, according to diplomatic cables that were obtained by Wikileaks and published by the Madrid-based El País newspaper on December 11.The three cables, all of which are from the US Embassy in Madrid, say that Catalonia has become "a prime base of operations" for Islamic terrorists; and thanks to uncontrolled immigration the region, it now has a...
  • Van rams into crowd outside kosher restaurant in Barcelona, 13 dead

    08/17/2017 10:39:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 08-17-2017 | Staff
    Two armed men reportedly entered a restaurant after the van crash occurred, incident in progress. BARCELONA - A van plowed into crowds in the heart of Barcelona on Thursday and Spanish media reported at least 13 people were killed, in what police said they were treating as a terrorist attack. The death toll was reported by Cadena Ser radio, citing police sources. Police said some people were dead and injured but did not confirm the number of casualties. They said were searching for the driver of the van. Spanish newspaper El Periodico said two armed men were holed up in...
  • BREAKING NEWS: At least 13 dead and dozens injured in Barcelona terror attack...

    08/17/2017 10:37:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | By Iain Burns
    Full Title: BREAKING NEWS: At least 13 dead and dozens injured in Barcelona terror attack after van crashes into pedestrians in Las Ramblas tourist district before 'two gunmen take hostages at restaurant' 13 dead and dozens hurt as van drives into crowds of people in Barcelona amid reports of gunshots nearby Emergency services have rushed to the scene near the Las Ramblas tourist area as people urged to stay away The driver of the van is being hunted as he fled after ploughing into pedestrians outside a kosher restaurant Also being reported that two gunmen have taken hostages in a...
  • Settlement reached in ACLU lawsuit against CIA interrogation

    08/17/2017 10:02:49 AM PDT · by PROCON · 1 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 17, 2017 | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A settlement was announced Thursday in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against two psychologists involved in designing the CIA's harsh interrogation program used in the war on terror. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
  • At least 13 dead and dozens injured in Barcelona terror attack(T)

    08/17/2017 10:01:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 8/17/2017 | Iain Burns
    At least 13 people have been killed and dozens injured after a van in Barcelona ploughed into pedestrians and two men entered a restaurant with guns. Pictures and video emerging from the scene show police cars and ambulances near the Las Ramblas, a busy tree-lined promenade in the centre of the city. Gunfire was heard at the Corte Ingles store in the area after police announced a 'massive crash'. Horrifying footage from the scene shows dozens of victims lying injured on the floor. It is believed the van hit pedestrians before gunmen ran into a nearby restaurant to hold diners...