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  • Ukrainian Su-27UB Flanker Crashes, Reportedly Killing Ukrainian and U.S. Pilots Onboard (Updated)

    10/16/2018 7:58:57 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    The Drive ^ | OCTOBER 16, 2018 | TYLER ROGOWAY AND JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    Details about the mishap are still limited, but a Su-27UB Flanker combat jet from Ukraine's Air Force has crashed in that country, killing its Ukrainian pilot, as well as reportedly a member of the U.S. Air National Guard. The jet had been flying a training sortie as part of Exercise Clear Sky 2018, which began on Oct. 8, 2018. The accident occurred at around 5:00 PM local time on Oct. 16, 2018, near the village of Ulaniv, which is situated approximately 185 miles southwest of the Ukranian capital Kiev. Ukraine's military immediately launched a search and rescue operation that unfortunately...
  • Sweden to expel 6-year-old orphan to Ukraine while granting amnesty to 9,000 Afghans

    10/16/2018 10:16:15 AM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 16 replies
    www.voiceofeurope.com ^ | 10/16/18 | Emma R.
    The humanitarian superpower Sweden has once again shown that it has no problem giving one vulnerable person preference over another when deciding whom to expel and who should be allowed to stay for humanitarian purposes. When Denis was only 5 years old, his mother was found dead in an apartment in Södertälje. As his Ukrainian father has renounced custody, he is now an orphan. Now the Swedish Migration Agency has decided that he will be expelled to Ukraine all by himself. There, he will probably end up in an orphanage since he has no family there who can take care...
  • Cologne: Possible terrorist hostage situation

    10/15/2018 9:35:23 PM PDT · by JudgemAll · 26 replies
    Actu17 ^ | 15Oct18 | Actu17
    15h25. L’auteur de la prise otage est « gravement blessé » des suites de son arrestation. Il est « en cours de réanimation » annonce la police
  • Why Trump may be the most honest president ever

    10/15/2018 7:18:02 PM PDT · by TBP · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 15, 2018 | Marc Thiessen
    when it comes to the real barometer of presidential truthfulness — keeping his promises — Trump is a paragon of honesty. For better or worse, since taking office, Trump has done exactly what he promised he would. Trump kept his promise to move the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, something his three immediate predecessors also promised yet failed to do. He promised to “crush and destroy ISIS,” and two years later, he is on the verge of eliminating the Islamic State’s physical caliphate. He promised to impose a travel ban on countries he saw as posing...
  • 25 Reasons I’m Not a Democrat

    10/15/2018 5:40:09 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 15 Oct 2018 | John Hawkins
    There are a lot of reasons I’m not a Democrat. For example, I believe that… 1. Jesus, America, and capitalism have been the three greatest forces of good in world history. 2. An attractive woman posing with an AR-15 beats a screaming feminist in a pussy hat 10 times out of 10. 3. You can’t #believeallwomen or #believeallmen; you have to #believetheevidence. 4. It’s wrong and disgusting to harass people in restaurants and at their home just because you disagree with them politically. Also if you block traffic to get attention for your cause, whatever it may be, I am...
  • The "Octoberfest Election" In Bavaria This Sunday Will Hit Angela Merkel And Her Allies Hard

    10/14/2018 5:30:27 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/12/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "He arrived in our hallowed German land. Because he can't get a lady, he helped himself to one with a knife" 14-year-old Ida Marie Muller's poem that caused a storm in Germany recently All expectations are of a sharp rebuke to Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Bavarian allies, the Christian Social Union, in the Sunday October 14th state election in the southernmost state. The outrage over mass migration and the social consequences of it for Germany are boiling with the anti-mass immigration Alternative for Germany Party now polling as the second most popular party nationwide behind Merkel's party which is...
  • Bavarians vote in election that may spell doom for Merkel

    10/14/2018 12:38:21 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    Cnn.com ^ | October 14, 2018 | Atika Shubert
    Voters in the southern German state of Bavaria go to the polls on Sunday in a regional election that could shake the fragile coalition of Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. The Christian Social Union (CSU) -- a conservative sister party to Merkel's Christian Democrat Union (CDU) -- has dominated Bavarian politics for almost seven decades. Apart from a three-year period in the 1950s, the party has continuously governed the state since 1949. At this election, however, the CSU could lose votes to the anti-immigration, far-right Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) party and to the left-wing, environmentalist Greens.
  • A dark horse in the race for Nikki Haley’s UN job

    10/12/2018 11:48:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 12, 2018 | Benny Avni
    Since this week’s surprise announcement that Nikki Haley would depart by year’s end, everyone wants to know who’ll replace America’s UN ambassador — who was first dismissed, then hated, then feared and eventually appreciated, heck, even loved (at least by some). The answer, obviously, is up to the never-predictable President Trump, so most names bandied about are speculative, with many driven by wishful thinking. So here’s a wish: Christopher Burnham. Never heard of him? You may soon. Sure, there are other worthy candidates; Washington reporters come up with new ones daily. The much-advertised front-runner, former Deputy National Security Adviser Dina...
  • Deranged liberal critics give Trump a boost

    10/13/2018 1:01:36 AM PDT · by iowamark · 20 replies
    London Times ^ | 10/11/2018 | Gerard Baker
    The Kavanaugh controversy has united Republicans as never before behind a president once viewed with deep suspicion. Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad, we are told by the ancients. Donald Trump is no one’s idea of a god but his ability to reduce his opponents to wailing, gibbering husks, like demented characters in a Greek tragedy, seems increasingly Olympian in its reach. Last weekend, as Brett Kavanaugh, the president’s Supreme Court nominee, was finally being confirmed in the Senate, the Furies were unleashed and the Republicans’ foes took flight from the asylum... The past few weeks have...
  • Orbán: Hungarian Security, Turkish Stability Directly Linked (Erdogan Visits Hungary)

    10/09/2018 4:31:33 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 11 replies
    Hungary Today ^ | 2018.10.09.
    Hungarian security and Turkish stability are directly linked, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said after talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Budapest on Monday. Orbán said Hungarian foreign policy must look to three cities: Ankara, Moscow and Berlin, three great powers around which Hungary has revolved for many centuries. Orbán expressed appreciation to Turkey for accommodating several million refugees that arrived via neighbouring countries and thanked the Erdogan for “fully meeting” Turkey’s agreement with the European Union, which he said was another precondition for European security. On another subject, Orbán said that Hungary and Turkey would raise the level of...
  • European Union army ACTIVATED and ready to replace NATO reveals German Defence minister

    10/12/2018 11:16:42 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 116 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | Oct 9, 2018 | KATIE WESTON
    GERMAN Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen says the structures for a European Defence Union have been “activated”, and also hopes to develop a system that tells Europeans when to use their “forces”.
  • Large cross on Lesbos leveled to the ground because it could be 'offensive to Muslim migrants'

    10/11/2018 8:02:05 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 45 replies
    Voice of Europe ^ | 11 October 2018
    The ancient mythical Greek island of Lesbos is today better known as anchorage ground for human traffickers and the problems and conflicts that have arisen in connection with the boat traffic. It is now reported that a large cross monument on the Greek Orthodox Christian island has been levelled to the ground. This after a group claiming to promote intercultural coexistence argued that the cross could be perceived as offensive to the predominantly Muslim boat migrants. The cross monument was built on the cliffs of Apellia, beneath the castle of Mytilene, in memory of people who have died in the...
  • British Soldiers being 'investigated' for photo with Tommy Robinson

    10/10/2018 12:49:41 PM PDT · by fuzzylogic · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10-9-2018 | Tommy Robinson
    The UK insanity continues. British Army soldiers took a selfie with Tommy Robinson, now they're being 'investigated' - phones taken away and reports that one has been discharged. Tommy Robinson is now a living legend. It seems he is hugely popular with the UK military. The establishment can't shut him up. He is a warrior, a true selfless hero. For me, it is "Sir" Tommy Robinson. www.standwithourlads.com
  • PM Tells Cabinet ‘Prepare for War With Gaza’

    10/09/2018 3:01:53 AM PDT · by kingattax · 27 replies
    BreakingIsraelNews ^ | 10-8-18 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his cabinet on Sunday that he is preparing for a military solution to the violence on the country’s southern border. “If the reality of civil distress in Gaza is diminished, that is desirable, but that is not certain to happen, and so we are preparing militarily,” Netanyahu said in the cabinet meeting. “That is not an empty statement.” The prime minister’s remarks come after the Defense Ministry ordered IDF troops to send reinforcements to the region on Thursday in preparation for a possible escalation.
  • Russia Must Own Up to Stalin-Hitler Romance

    09/23/2018 11:56:32 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 43 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Sep 18, 2018 | Leonid Bershidsky
    An Associated Press correction last week and reactions to it show that the question of whether the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany were allies at the dawn of World War II remains a hot-button issue for many Russians and eastern Europeans. The correction was issued to an article about a Holocaust commemoration in the Ukrainian city of Lviv that originally called the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany “former allies.” The AP concluded that the pact reached on Aug. 23, 1939 by the German and Soviet foreign ministers Joachim von Ribbentrop and Vyacheslav Molotov didn’t constitute a formal alliance, thus the...
  • Thousands join rival protests in Chemnitz, Germany, after man stabbed death

    09/01/2018 8:11:21 PM PDT · by Sam_Damon · 17 replies
    Sky News (UK) ^ | September 2, 2018 | Staff
    Thousands have marched through a German city after racist violence flared up following the arrest of an Iraqi and a Syrian over a fatal stabbing. Marchers demonstrated both for and against migrants in the eastern city of Chemnitz. Sunday and Monday evenings saw outbreaks of violence triggered by the arrest of two suspects allegedly involved in the stabbing of Daniel Hillig, a 35-year-old German-Cuban. Following the arrests, mobs attacked people they took to be foreigners, including an Afghan, a Syrian and a Bulgarian man.
  • Germany’s racial tensions spill on to the streets of Chemnitz

    08/31/2018 10:39:08 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 22 replies
    FT ^ | 8/31/18 | Guy Chazan
    Michael Kretschmer, prime minister of the German state of Saxony, knew he was entering the lion’s den. But even he looked unprepared for the boos, whistles and catcalls that greeted him in Chemnitz, a city boiling over with rage and hurt.  Addressing a town-hall meeting of locals reeling from the murder of a 35-year-old man in the city last weekend, Mr Kretschmer insisted they should have distanced themselves from the rightwing extremists who hijacked their peaceful protest over the killing, which authorities suspect was carried out by a Syrian and an Iraqi. “It’s not a good thing to be in a...
  • Mob Protests in Chemnitz Show New Strength of Germany’s Far Right

    08/31/2018 1:58:20 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 29 replies
    MSN ^ | 31 Aug 18 | Katrin Bennhold
    CHEMNITZ, Germany — Waving German flags, with some flashing Nazi salutes, the angry mob made its way through the streets, chasing after dark-skinned bystanders as police officers, vastly outnumbered, were too afraid to intervene. A Syrian refugee and father of two, Anas al-Nahlawie, watched horrified from a friend’s fourth-floor balcony. They were hunting in packs for immigrants just like him, he said. “Like wolves.” For a few perilous hours over two days this week, the mob owned the streets of Chemnitz, where anger exploded after word spread that an Iraqi and a Syrian asylum seeker were suspected in a knife...
  • Court allows the sale of souvenir gallows reserved for 'Mutti Merkel' [Chemnitz, Germany]

    12/06/2017 7:53:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 6 December 2017 17:27 CET+01:00 | Lucinda Watts
    Saxony court officials have decided this week that a Niedersdorf man can now legally sell his miniature gallow souvenirs, despite the fact they have reservations for Angela Merkel and her colleague Sigmar Gabriel on them. In a surprising decision by the Chemnitz judiciary, a citizen has been allowed to sell his miniature versions of the gallows used at the Dresden PEGIDA demonstration on October 12th 2015, reported the Süddeutsche Zeitung on Wednesday. The miniatures are based on the life-sized gallows carried in the protest in 2015, which had signs hanging from the hangman’s nooses with the words, “Reserved for Angela...
  • German city on terror alert over bomb plot suspect [Chemnitz]

    10/10/2016 7:44:36 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | 08 October 2016
    The German city of Chemnitz was in lockdown Saturday after armed police launched a huge manhunt for a Syrian suspected of planning a bomb attack, as the country grapples with a weakened sense of security following recent terror assaults. Police, who told people to stay in their homes, named the suspect as 22-year-old Syrian Jaber Albakr. Photographs posted on social media showed armed police clad in black balaclavas and helmets at an apartment building in the eastern city. Germany has been on edge after suffering two attacks claimed by the Islamic State group (IS) in July -- an axe rampage...