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  • Military Leaders Increasingly at Odds With Obama Over ISIS Strategy

    09/19/2014 11:04:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Obama's strategy on how to combat ISIS is confusing at best, but one thing is clear: the battle brewing between Obama and America's top generals about how to move forward against the terror army. Earlier this week during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Dempsey said there is potential he will recommend ground troops should the coalition with Arab countries against ISIS fail. “My view at this point is that this coalition is the appropriate way forward. I believe that will prove true but if it fails to be true and if there are...
  • ISIS Calls For Radicalized Americans To Go To Homes Of U.S. Soldiers, 'Slaughter Them'

    09/19/2014 3:52:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 9/18/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    ISIS is calling for radicalized "lone wolves" in the United States to go to the homes of U.S. soldiers and "slaughter" military personnel.This is part of what is expected to be "a continued call" for American military personnel to be targeted within the United States.According to Fox News, one British jihadist "encouraged radicals still living in the West to use Facebook and Linkedln to find and target soldiers." The jihadist tweeted: "You could literally search for soldiers, find their town, photos of them, look for addresses in Yellowbook or something. Then show up and slaughter them." Militants in Syria have...
  • The Jihadi Logic: Lure the U.S. into the fight that Obama will quit, as in Iraq

    09/19/2014 7:34:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/19/2014 | Charles Krauthhammer
    What was the Islamic State thinking? We know it is sophisticated in its use of modern media. But what was the logic of propagating to the world videos of its beheadings of two Americans (and subsequently a Briton) sure to inflame public opinion? There are two possible explanations. One is that these terrorists are more depraved and less savvy than we think. They so glory in blood that they could not resist making an international spectacle of their savagery and did not quite fathom how such a brazen, contemptuous slaughter of Americans would radically alter public opinion and risk...
  • The 100-Year-Old Agreement You Need to Know About to Understand Whats Driving the Islamic State

    09/19/2014 8:22:21 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sep 18, 2014
    TheBlaze TV The 100-Year-Old Agreement You Need to Know About to Understand Whats Driving the Islamic State Sep. 18, 2014 8:45pm Erica Ritz Glenn Beck broke down the history of the Middle East on his television program Thursday, focusing on a nearly 100-year-old agreement that he says is integral to understanding the motivations of the Islamic State: the Sykes-Picot Agreement. If you do not understand the Sykes-Picot Agreement, Beck said, you cannot fully understand the Islamic State, or why the Israelis and the Palestinians will never reach a two-state solution. Though many go back to 1948 and the creation of...
  • Al Qaeda Offshoot Says It Hijacked A Pakistani Navy Ship to Attack U.S. Vessels

    09/18/2014 6:15:29 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    gCaptain ^ | September 17, 2014 | Maria Golovnina
    Al Qaedas South Asia wing has claimed responsibility for hijacking a Pakistani naval ship and trying to use it to fire rockets at U.S. vessels in the Arabian Sea, in the first major assault by the newly created group. The SITE monitoring service quoted its spokesman, Usama Mahmoud, as saying a group of militants had succeeded in seizing control of the Pakistani frigate PNS Zulfiqar and tried to use it to attack nearby U.S. vessels.
  • [Al Nusra] Syrian rebels seize UN weapons in the Golan: ambassador

    09/18/2014 2:13:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    AFP ^ | 9/16/2014
    Syrian rebels linked to Al-Qaeda have seized UN weapons, uniforms and vehicles from peacekeepers in the Golan and set up a "safe zone" to wage attacks, the Syrian ambassador said Tuesday. The United Nations on Monday was forced to pull back hundreds of peacekeepers to the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan after Syrian rebels advanced on their positions. Syrian Ambassador Bashar Jaafari said fighters from Al-Nusra "had succeeded in occupying all of the Syrian side" of the Golan, driving out the troops from the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF). "The terrorists are now using United Nations cars, which hold the...
  • AL QAEDA BRANCHES CALL FOR RIVAL ISLAMISTS TO STOP FIGHTING & UNITE AGAINST AMERICA

    09/16/2014 9:15:08 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 30 replies
    Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) have come together to call upon the Muslim world, both Sunni and Shiite, to stop fighting each other and unite against the West, specifically the United States. We call upon [The Muslim community] to support our people in Iraq and Sham and support them with the valuable and priceless and stand in their ranks against America, the source of evil and symbol of corruption and injustice, the statement read, which was posted Tuesday by an official Al Qaeda Twitter account. The bulletin continued: Stop the...
  • US Knew Turkey Aided Al Qaeda But Did Nothing to Stop It

    09/15/2014 6:34:46 PM PDT · by xzins · 25 replies
    Asbarez.com ^ | September 15th, 2014 | ARA KHACHATOURIAN
    When Armenian-Americans voiced their anger over Turkeys role in the incursion into Kessab last spring, US authorities merely expressed concern about the well-being of Armenians and Christian minorities. Despite the communitys insistence that Turkey was directly involved in allowing the al Qaeda-affiliated Al Nusra rebels to freely enter Kessab, the US State Department was reticent in fingering its NATO ally. Fast forward to today when the Obama Administration is leading a fragile coalition against the Islamic State for Iraq and Syria, an off shoot of Al Nusra known as ISIS, and Turkey is, once again, rejecting American access to its...
  • Al Qaeda Flags Continue to Fly Near Temple Mount

    09/15/2014 8:01:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 9/15/2014, 4:45 PM | Moshe Cohen
    Flags of the Al Qaeda terror group are flying atop the Kotel Hakatan (Small Kotel), a remnant of the retaining wall of the Temple Mount that is a continuation of the Western Wall, located in the Muslim Quarter. The Kotel Hakatan is adjacent to one of the entrances to the Temple Mount. Meanwhile, said Avichail Weizmann, a resident of the Old City and a student at Hakotel Yeshiva in the Jewish Quarter, municipal signs and other symbols of Israeli sovereignty are torn down or destroyed on a regular basis, and that includes signs in the area of the Kotel Hakatan,...
  • Al Qaeda Leader Captured by US, And Released, Leads Fight Against America in Afghanistan

    09/13/2014 5:53:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/13/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thank goodness we didn’t waterboard him or shoot him in the head on capture. Or drone him. That would have been wrong. A senior leader of the Taliban and al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) who was captured by Coalition forces in the spring of 2011 is now leading more than 300 jihadists in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz. The IMU leader once served as the top commander of the jihadist group’s network in Afghanistan.Qari Bilal, the IMU leader, was freed by the Afghan government at the direction of President Hamid Karzai, Afghan officials in Kunduz have told...
  • Al Qaeda group in India on first mission attacks wrong ship

    09/13/2014 12:49:34 PM PDT · by wtd · 34 replies
    Daily News ^ | Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 | David Harding
    Al Qaeda group in India on first mission attacks wrong shipThe group tried to storm an American aircraft carrier, but attacked a Pakistan navy frigate by mistake in a failed effort that left three terrorists dead and seven arrested.
  • ISIS Strikes Deal With Moderate Syrian Rebels: Reports (Same people BHO is dealing with)

    09/13/2014 5:27:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The World (Huffington) Post / Agence France-Presse ^ | September 12, 2014 | Ryan Grim and Akbar Shahid Ahmed
    As the United States begins to deepen ties with moderate Syrian rebels to combat the extremist group ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, a key component of its coalition appears to have struck a non-aggression pact with the group. According to Agence France-Presse, ISIS and a number of moderate and hard-line rebel groups have agreed not to fight each other so that they can focus on taking down the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Other sources say the signatories include a major U.S. ally linked to the Free Syrian Army. The deal between ISIS and the moderate Syrian...
  • Dockyard attackers planned to hijack Navy frigate (Pakistan)

    09/13/2014 2:33:02 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Dawn, Pakistan ^ | 9/13/2014 | Fahim Zaman | Naziha Syed Ali
    KARACHI: While the Navy continues to remain tight-lipped about the attack on its dockyard in West Wharf on Sept 6, having issued a bare-bones statement 48 hours after the incident, further details have been obtained by Dawn that reveal the extent of radicalisation within the Navy. According to informed sources, the attack was carried out entirely by serving Navy personnel, along with Owais Jakharani, a former Navy cadet who could have been given access inside without too much trouble. It seems the intention was to hijack PNS Zulfiqar [a frigate purchased from China and inducted in July 2009], said one...
  • Al Qaeda's New India Branch Bungled Its First Terror Attack With A Raid On The Wrong Ship

    09/13/2014 2:08:22 AM PDT · by blam · 20 replies
    BI - The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-13-2014 | Dean Nelson, The Telegraph
    Dean Nelson, The Telegraph September. 12, 2014 The group established only last week attempted to storm a ship in the Karachi port on the anniversary of 9/11, but reports suggest the mission ended in disaster Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent, the new group announced last week by Ayman al-Zawahiri to bolster his flagging fortunes, suffered a setback when three of its fighters were killed and seven arrested in its first ever terror attack. Heavily armed militants attacked a naval dock in Karachi's sea port on Saturday night and targeted what they believed was an American aircraft carrier, but instead found...
  • Vintage Tube: Vin Scully returns to work after events of Sept. 11, 2001

    09/12/2014 11:00:12 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | September 11, 2014 | David Brown
    Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully opens the broadcast from Dodger Stadium on Sept. 17, 2001, six days after al Qaeda attacked the United States:
  • Al-Qaeda India branchs first attack ends in dismal failure as jihadists 'raid wrong ship'

    09/12/2014 9:47:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 09/12/14 | Dean Nelson,
    Three jihadis were killed in the attack, four were captured and another three arrested the following day on information from interrogations. Two Pakistan Navy guards were wounded in the fighting.
  • Illegal? Obama Wants to Use Bush's 2001 War Authorization to Justify Attacks on ISIS

    09/12/2014 8:05:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    In his address to the nation Wednesday night about how the United States is going to handle the growing ISIS threat, President Obama announced new airstrikes in Syria and called on Congress to give "input," but didn't ask for their authorization. Why? Apparently President Obama thinks he can use the authorization given to President George W. Bush in 2001 to go after al Qaeda. Legally, that move isn't panning out. Al Eli Lake over at the Daily Beast writes, Obama's latest war is probably illegal:Obamas using the law that authorized attacks against al Qaeda to justify his new fight in...
  • Jordan alarmed over Obama plan to arm 'moderates'

    09/11/2014 9:28:02 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 22 replies
    WND ^ | 9/11/2014 | Aaron Klein
    The Kingdom of Jordan is deeply concerned about the Obama administrations renewed plan to train moderate rebels in Syria, believing the Syrian rebels are mostly extremists who espouse radical al-Qaida-like ideology, a senior Jordanian security official told WND.
  • Thoughts on 9/11 - 2014

    09/10/2014 8:26:25 PM PDT · by Jack Lee 3821 · 16 replies
    NorCal Blogs | 9/10/2014 | Jack Lee
    Tomorrow is 9/11, a bloody date in world history and the blackest day in American history. 2,996 innocent people were murdered. Tens of thousands of family members were never the same again. Literally, America changed in that day forever. It was a despicable act committed by despicable people. We should never forget what happened that day and who did it and why, lest we go through it again. 911 the towers9/11 ought to be a day of shame for Muslims around the world, but is it really? I sure don't see it, if it is. There's not a lot dialog...
  • Don't Be Misled: ISIS Is Al-Qaida

    09/04/2014 4:49:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Investors.com ^ | September 4, 2014
    War On Terror: Still suspending disbelief that al-Qaida is as dead as Osama bin Laden, President Obama insists that the Islamic State, aka ISIS, is not al-Qaida. In fact, they're the same terrorist group. The president would have us believe the "barbaric" terror group controlling large swaths of Iraq and Syria just popped up out of nowhere to decapitate Americans and threaten the world. But U.S. intelligence agents know better, and so does the man they brief. "The Islamic State is al-Qaida," asserted famed former federal terrorist prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy. "It is the evolution of the ruthless al-Qaida division...
  • Al Qaeda says it's opening new branch in India

    09/04/2014 6:28:31 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 9/4/2014 | Madison Park
    (CNN) -- In a 55-minute long video, al Qaeda announced it will launch a new branch in the Indian subcontinent. Speaking in the video, al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri said the purpose is to "wage jihad against its enemies, to liberate its land, to restore its sovereignty, and to revive its Caliphate." ISIS 'more deadly' than al Qaeda on 9/11 Al Qaeda working on 'undetectable bombs' Will ISIS and al-Qaeda join forces? How did ISIS rise to power? Al-Zawahiri also said he seeks to gain support "for the vulnerable" in Myanmar and Bangladesh; in the Indian states of Assam and...
  • Israelis worry with Syrian al-Qaida on doorstep

    09/04/2014 1:23:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 4, 2014 4:17 AM EDT | Daniel Estrin
    For the first time in the Syrian civil war, al-Qaida fighters are hunkered down on Israels doorstep, and Israelis in the lush, hilly Golan Heights who have long considered Syrian President Bashar Assad their bitter foe are now worried about something more ominousthat they could become the militants next target. The push into the Golan by the Nusra Front, as al-Qaidas branch in Syria is known, comes just two weeks after Israel ended a 50-day war against Hamas on its southern border with the Gaza Strip, giving the conflict-weary nation another cause for concern. Israelis in the Golan have grown...
  • Al-Qaida leader says it has expanded into India

    09/04/2014 1:16:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 4, 2014 3:12 AM EDT | Tim Sullivan
    Al-Qaida has expanded into the Indian subcontinent, the leader of the terror group said in a video statement released Thursday, with a regional group that he vowed would bring Islamic law to the region and wage jihad against its enemies. At least three Indian states with large Muslim populations had been put on alert in the wake of the videos release, local TV stations reported. In the video, which was seen online by the SITE monitoring group, Ayman al-Zawahri said al-Qaida had been preparing for years to set up in the region. The new group is the fruit of a...
  • Did US kill Al-Shabaab leader responsible for Kenya mall massacre?

    09/02/2014 6:52:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/02/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The US reportedly targeted Ahmed Abdi Godane in a military strike on Somalia overnight, but the Pentagon has kept a tight seal on the operation other than to acknowledge that one took place. Godane runs al-Shabaab, the Somalian radical Islamist terror network that took credit for the massacre in a Kenyan mall a year ago, and Godane is widely believed to have run that operation: Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon’s press secretary, said in a statement late Monday only that “we are assessing the results of the operation and will provide additional information as and when appropriate.” Godane...
  • The Covert Origins of ISIS

    09/02/2014 1:45:20 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 08/29/14
    Evidence exposing who put ISIS in power, and how it was done.
  • Al-Qaeda advances to Israel's northern border

    08/28/2014 6:40:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/28/2014 | Carol Brown
    Israelis are not happy with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. And they shouldn’t be.The headline at Israel National News reads: “Majority of Israelis Think Israel Didn't Win Gaza Operation” Journalist Ari Yashar writes: Poll: 59% say op. not a success, as Netanyahu's approval rating nose-dives further to a paltry 32%; majority oppose ceasefire.  snip Clearly the disappointment is not directed at the IDF, which 83% of the public said it was satisfied with - instead Israelis apparently are severely dissatisfied with the political echelon, and Netanyahu at its head.  (snip) Criticism has been pouring in from all corners over Netanyahu's apparent...
  • Al Qaeda magazine hints of looming attack; urges bombing of Vegas, military targets

    08/27/2014 11:21:31 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Lisa Daftari
    A new English-language Al Qaeda magazine features a how-to article on making car bombs and suggests terror targets in the United States, including casinos in Las Vegas, oil tankers and military colleges, and implies that an attack is imminent. The online publication, called Palestine-Betrayal of the Guilty Conscience Al-Malahem and put out by the media arm of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, calls for Muslims around the world to follow the recipe provided to set off car bombs in crowded venues. It includes a timeline of "selected jihadi operations" that the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI),...
  • (Flashback) Leader of (ISIS) Jihadist Onslaught in Iraq Released on Obamas Watch

    08/27/2014 7:24:24 PM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | June 16, 2014 | Joseph Klein
    Obama became president on January 20, 2009, the war in Iraq was essentially won. The al Qaeda-backed insurgency was reduced to smoldering embers. George W. Bushs surge had succeeded. Safely behind bars at the time was Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, an al Qaeda-linked point man who was imprisoned at Camp Bucca in Iraq, after being captured by U.S. forces in 2005. However, the Obama administration decided to shut down the Bucca prison camp and hand over its prisoners to the Iraqi government, including Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, in 2009. The Iraqi government later released him. Al Baghadi boasted to the...
  • Why Al Qaeda Released An American Hostage {Just after ISIS murdered one]

    08/26/2014 2:39:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 08/26/2014 | THOMAS JOSCELYN
    Earlier today, the news broke that Peter Theo Curtis, an American who had been held hostage in Syria since 2012, has been released by his captors. Coming just days after another American hostage, James Foley, was brutally beheaded by the Islamic State, Curtiss freedom brings a sense of relief. The details of Curtiss captivity and release reveal much about how al Qaeda is operating nearly thirteen years after the 9/11 attacks. It is not an accident that Curtiss fate differed from Foleys. Curtis was held by Jabhat al Nusrah, which is al Qaedas official branch in Syria. Al Nusrahs leaders...
  • Understanding Islamic Extremists: Convert or Die

    08/26/2014 8:52:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/26/14 | Dick Field
    Understanding Islamic Extremists, Convert or DieJust who are these terrible religious fanatics? They are known as ISIS (the Islamic State of Syria) or ISIL (the Islamic State of Levant) and their objective is to establish a world-wide Caliphate (Kingdom of Islam) and subjugate or destroy all other states. Recently, their leader Amirul-Muminin Abu Bakr al-Qurashi al-Baghdadi issued a message to the Mujahideen (warriors for Islam) and the Muslim Ummah (people of Islam) in the month of Ramadan that is a call for all true believers to emigrate to all non-Muslim countries of the world, especially western democracies and when the...
  • The Rebels Are Gaining Ground in Syria

    08/24/2014 4:37:12 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | August 13, 2014 | Robert S. Ford
    Don't believe everything you read in the media: The moderate rebels of Syria are not finished. They have gained ground in different parts of the country and have broken publicly with both the al Qaeda affiliate operating there and the jihadists of the Islamic State. Meanwhile, President Bashar al-Assad's regime is showing new signs of weakness. The death of moderate armed opposition elements has been greatly exaggerated. These groups -- whom I define as fighters who are not seeking to impose an Islamic state, but rather leaving that to a popular decision after the war ends -- have recently gained...
  • Police: Las Vegas Mentioned As Al-Qaida Terror Target

    08/24/2014 3:15:16 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies
    Fox%Vegas ^ | 8-24-2014 | Fox News
    <p>LAS VEGAS (FOX5) - Metro police have confirmed al-Qaida leaders are encouraging lone jihadists to target Las Vegas for terror attacks. That information comes from a recent publication which names the city as a top spot to strike.</p> <p>"It's just a suggestive rhetoric to those who subscribe to violent jihadists ideologies," said Lt. Nichole Splinter with the Southern Nevada Counter-Terrorism Unit.</p>
  • Defunct Metal Rock Band ISIS Changes Name of Facebook Page After Being Mistaken for Terrorist Group

    08/24/2014 1:55:30 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    BlabberMouth.net ^ | August 24, 2014 | BlabberMouth.net
    Defunct Post-Metal Rock Band ISIS Changes Name of Facebook Page After Being Mistaken for Terrorist Group According to ABC News, defunct post-metal rock band ISIS has changed the name of its Facebook page from "ISIS" to "Isis the band" to avoid being confused with the militant Islamic group ISIS. The rockers, which have been inactive as a band for the past four years, recently began getting "off-color comments" on their Facebook page from individuals who believe the musical act's ex-members are associated with the Islamic terrorist group, which recently claimed responsibility for beheading American journalist James Foley. ISIS which...
  • Flashback: Whats Happened Since President Obama Released the Head of ISIS 5 Years Ago

    08/24/2014 7:36:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | August 23, 2014 | Jennifer Van Laar
    In June, we learned that the head of ISIS, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, had been in US custody but was released in 2009 when President Obama closed down Camp Bucca in preparation for the US withdrawal of troops (yes, the withdrawal he repeatedly denies having anything to do with) from Iraq. ... Abu Duaa was connected to the intimidation, torture and murder of local civilians in Qaim, according to a 2005 U.S. intelligence report. He would kidnap individuals or entire families, accuse them, pronounce sentence and then publicly execute them ... ISIS acts of unmatched evil include burying women and...
  • White House 'Ready to Take Action' Against IS in Syria

    08/24/2014 12:34:10 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/8/14
    The White House said over the weekend it was ready to "take action" against any threat to America as it indicated serious consideration of U.S. military strikes against the Islamic State (IS, formerly called ISIS) in Syria, AFP reports. The Pentagon has warned of the dangers of IS and said operations against it in Syria may be needed, after weeks of air strikes have slowed the advance of the Sunni group in Iraq. The White House also said late Friday that air strikes in Syria may be necessary, as deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes agreed that "any strategy to...
  • Sen. McCain on ISIS threat: Obama 'still doesn't get it'

    08/21/2014 1:53:40 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/21/14 | Fox News
    Arizona Sen. John McCain on Thursday called President Obama's remarks on the execution of American journalist James Foley "moving" -- but also said his policy on the Islamic State terror group is failing. "He said we have to contain ISIS. We don't have to contain ISIS. We have to defeat ISIS, and we have to do whatever is necessary," the Republican lawmaker said on Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "Failures of policies have consequences, and we're paying [for] those consequences in enormous cost of human blood. It's a debacle, and he still doesn't get it."
  • Committee says church remains committed to dialogue with Muslims, others

    08/21/2014 10:10:41 AM PDT · by scouter · 19 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | 8/20/2014 | Catholic News Service
    The U.S. bishops' Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs said the Catholic church remains committed to dialogue with leaders of other religions and Muslims in particular. ... "Sadly, in recent years, there has been a deliberate rejection of this call to engage in dialogue with our Muslim brothers and sisters by some in the Catholic Church and in other ecclesial families," said the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' committee, whose chairman is Auxiliary Bishop Denis Madden of Baltimore. "We understand the confusion and deep emotions stirred by real and apparent acts of aggression and discrimination by certain Muslims against non-Muslims,...
  • Rescue mission to save Foley failed after ISIS demanded $100M

    08/21/2014 1:54:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 21, 2014 | Bruce Golding
    Before bloodthirsty ISIS militants beheaded James Wright Foley in a gruesome video posted online, the terror thugs demanded a $100 million ransom for the journalists safe return, a report said. The United States refused to pay, according to The New York Times. It was not clear when the terrorist group made its ransom demand for Foley, who was kidnapped in Syria in 2012, nor is it clear why the US refused, but government sources told the paper that paying such ransoms only helps terror groups. Several European countries, however, have handed large sums of money to terrorist groups to bring...
  • Obama: ISIL Speaks for No Religion, Global Effort Should Extract This Cancer (shortened)

    08/20/2014 10:29:07 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 71 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 8-20-2014 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama condemned the beheading of journalist James Foley and ISIS in a strongly worded statement to reporters moments ago, but didnt offer specifics on how the U.S. would react policy-wise to ISIS killing Americans. Today, the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL. Jim was a journalist, a son, a brother, and a friend. He reported from difficult and dangerous places, bearing witness to the lives of people a world away, Obama said from Marthas Vineyard. (snip) Lets be clear about ISIL. They have rampaged across cities and villages, killing...
  • Israel Warns Europes DiplomatsYoure Next!

    08/17/2014 8:45:43 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/17/14 | A.G. Benjamin
    On August 12th, a friend of Coach is Rights Kevin Coach Collins forwarded an email he had received at random from a pro-Israel advocate named A.G. Benjamin. Of interest was the fact that Benjamin had made reference to the works of Londoner Kevin ONeil, an accomplished writer and contributor to Coach is Right. As Benjamin approved the distribution of his email, we have posted it here, along with the link to each of Kevin ONeils first rate articles concerning Israel, Islam and the Middle East as they have appeared on CiR. Enjoy! By A.G. Benjamin, All you noble people arise!...
  • "Mr. President, About That Fellow On The Balcony In Mosul..."

    08/15/2014 4:22:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    First Appearance of ISIS Caliph Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi (English Subtitles) So overnight the crisis on Mount Sinjar is, well, over. The president's vacation may now continue uninterrupted by videos on CNN of kids being tossed into helicopters that land briefly, are overwhelmed by a mob, and fly away with a cohort of sobbing women and children. The world's media has been dismissed by U.S. officials speaking on background to the New York Times. No more fall of Saigon analogies please! The Times' references to "the secret team of Marines and Special Operations forces [that] were already on Mount Sinjar,...
  • Iraq crisis: the jihadist behind the takeover of Mosul - and how America let him go

    06/11/2014 12:32:57 PM PDT · by mojito · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/11/2014 | Colin Freeman
    The FBI most wanted mugshot shows a tough, swarthy figure, his hair in a jailbird crew-cut. The $10 million price on his head, meanwhile, suggests that whoever released him from US custody four years ago may now be regretting it. Taken during his years as a detainee at the US-run Camp Bucca in southern Iraq, this is the only known photograph of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the new leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq and Syria. But while he may lack the photogenic qualities of his hero, Osama bin Laden, he is fast becoming the new poster-boy for the global jihadist movement....
  • Republicans Are Trying To Trick The American People Into Supporting Another Iraq War (Huh?)

    08/11/2014 8:26:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | August 11, 2014 | Rmuse
    There is an idiom, Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me, or as George W. Bush said, fool me onceyou fooled me, cant get fooled again. However one puts it, the proverbial definition is that after being tricked once, one should be very wary so a person cannot trick one again. Republican warmongers certainly understand they fooled Americans in 2003 and lied through their teeth to take the country to war against a sovereign nation with no connection to al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, or the terror attacks on 911. Now, they are back again lying,...
  • U.S. Must Aid Kurds And Iraqi Christians In Massive Way

    08/11/2014 5:09:18 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 11, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: Having ignored Iraqi pleas for air strikes in ISIL's infancy, when the terrorists could have been decimated, the administration ignores the Kurdish peshmerga plea for the same American weapons that ISIL has. Watching the modest airstrikes on ISIL forces, we are reminded of Secretary of State John Kerry's promise that any military action in Syria would be "unbelievably small." As it turned out, it was also nonexistent, and the carnage continues in the country where ISIL formed and trained under our watchful and indifferent eyes. The targeted airstrikes ordered by President Obama last week near the Kurdish...
  • Feds: Afghan doctor in Philly tied to anti-Western insurgents

    08/10/2014 2:06:49 PM PDT · by Innovative · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 10, 2014 | David Shortell
    Hayatullah Dawari is a former doctor in Philadelphia who treated American troops in his native Afghanistan while working with the American Red Cross, according to his lawyer. But in the eyes of the United States government, Dawari has been working with an anti-Western insurgent group in Afghanistan with ties to al Qaeda. According to court documents, Dawari has been in touch with HIG associates in Pakistan and in January was the intended recipient of a book sent from Pakistan containing a secret message glued between two pages.
  • Spectacularly Wrong

    08/10/2014 6:35:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/10/14 | Alan Caruba
    Obama's Cairo Speach: A self-deluded fool gave it, a man determined to avoid confronting the enemies of mankind until an Islamic-inspired genocide required it A greeting of peace from Muslim communities in my country: assalaamu alaykum The speaker had what one might imagine, given his background, a better insight into Islam, Muslims, and the Middle East than others who had preceded him. He said he was seeking a new beginning that was based on mutual interests and mutual respect because his nation and those in the Middle East shared common principlesprinciples of justice and progress, tolerance and dignity of all...
  • What You Arent Supposed To Know About Americas Closest Ally, Qatar

    08/03/2014 9:33:35 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 20 replies
    TCS News ^ | August 3, 2014 | William Michael
    The Qataris, and their ruling al-Thani family, are slavers, narcotics traffickers, and financiers of international terrorism. They also happen to be Americas closest ally under Obama. When analyzing the foreign policy interventions of the Obama administration with respect to the Middle East, it is hard to reconcile their respective approaches Libya (2011) and Iraq (2014). In 2011, Obama justified the military action to remove Muammar Gaddafi on the basis of anticipated genocide by the Gaddafi regime. Speaking at the National Defense University on March 28, 2011, Obama explained I refused to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves...
  • Obama: U.S. 'crossed a line' and tortured after 9/11 attacks

    08/02/2014 11:29:55 AM PDT · by Innovative · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 1, 2014 | Ray Sanchez, CNN
    "When we engaged in some of these enhanced interrogation techniques, techniques that I believe and I think any fair-minded person would believe were torture, we crossed a line," Obama said. "And that needs to be ... understood and accepted. And we have to, as a country, take responsibility for that so that hopefully we don't do it again in the future." In the remarks, Obama was referring to a soon-to-be-released Senate Intelligence Committee report detailing the CIA's controversial interrogation and detention program following the 9/11 attacks. The document is a nearly 700 page summary of the full 6,800 page report...
  • Barack Obama: After 9-11, the US Tortured Some Folks

    08/01/2014 3:35:42 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 32 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-1-2014 | Jim Hoft
    At his press conference today Barack Obama accused the United States of torture. Obama drops drone bombs instead. In his mind, its more ethical. The AP reported, via Free Republic: President Barack Obama says in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, the United States did things that were wrong and crossed the line. He says, quote, we tortured some folks. Obama is commenting on a Senate investigation into the CIAs interrogation techniques. A report on that investigations results is expected to be released in the coming weeks. Obama says its important to remember how horrified Americans were after 9/11. But he...
  • Bill Clinton, Hours Before 9/11 Attacks: 'I Could Have Killed' Osama bin Laden

    08/01/2014 1:06:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/1 | Dan Good
    Hours before the 9/11 terrorist attacks, former President Bill Clinton told an audience in Australia about his missed chance to kill attack mastermind Osama bin Laden, according to audio released this week. Clinton was speaking at a business meeting in Melbourne when the topic turned to terrorism. Im just saying, you know, if I were Osama bin Laden ... Hes a very smart guy. I spent a lot of time thinking about him. And I nearly got him once, Clinton said in the audio, which was recorded by former Liberal Party head Michael Kroger and aired by Sky News. I...