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  • Turkey could cut off Islamic State’s supply lines. So why doesn’t it? (ISIS are allies)

    11/25/2015 6:28:57 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 25 replies ^ | Thursday 19 November 2015 12.04 EST | David Graeber
    Turkey could cut off Islamic State’s supply lines. So why doesn’t it? David Graeber Last modified on Thursday 19 November 2015 12.04 EST Western leaders could destroy Islamic State by calling on Erdoğan to end his attacks on Kurdish forces in Syria and Turkey and allow them to fight Isis on the ground How could Isis be eliminated? In the region, everyone knows. All it would really take would be to unleash the largely Kurdish forces of the YPG (Democratic Union party) in Syria, and PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ party) guerillas in Iraq and Turkey. These are, currently, the main forces...

    11/24/2015 6:10:19 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 187 replies
    WND ^ | 24 Nov 15 | Douglas Ernst and Matt Drudge
    Matt Drudge: 'America has been arming ISIS'Rare tweet by media giant alludes to sinister Obama policy Matt Drudge’s first tweet in months came with a cryptic message: “America has been arming ISIS.” The Obama administration has been plagued for weeks over news U.S. weapons supplied to Syrian rebels were inadvertently winding up in the hands of terror groups. The media giant’s tweet on Tuesday alludes to something far more sinister. Major media outlets covered the ineptitude of Obama’s U.S.-trained rebels in early November, but there was no evidence he purposefully sent weapons to terror networks determined to attack America....
  • Carson Fading in Iowa; Conservatives Flock to Ted Cruz Over Terrorism Concerns

    11/22/2015 8:48:18 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-22-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    A few weeks ago, the sky seemed the limit for Ben Carson. The retired neurosurgeon was surging in the polls, and had overtaken every single one of his rivals in Iowa. From the looks of it, he was going to be a real player come primary season. How fast things change. Just one week after the terror attacks in Paris, left-wing website Politico reports that Carson is fading -- fast. His supporters are flocking to Texas Senator Ted Cruz: [A]fter a week of confused comments from the former neurosurgeon and a dismissive critique by his own advisors, Iowans are now...
  • 8 Days After Paris Bloodbath, Anonymous Says ISIS Plans to Hit New Targets This Sunday

    11/21/2015 3:52:30 PM PST · by WmShirerAdmirer · 42 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | November 21,2015 | Justin charters
    It’s only been eight days since ISIS terrorists murdered 129 people in Paris, including American college student Nohemi Gonzales. Following the massacre, ISIS produced propaganda videos threatening both New York City and Washington, D.C., with suicide bombers. And now, Anonymous, a rogue organization of skilled hackers, says that the Islamic State is planning to strike Europe and the U.S. as soon as Sunday. According to NBC News: The FBI said Saturday that it’s aware of a terror threat made against a WWE event in Atlanta on Sunday — but with no “credible information,” organizers want the show to go on....
  • Syrian President Assad: Putin Is the Only World Leader Protecting Christians

    11/21/2015 10:21:53 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Nov 20 2015 | RAY NOTHSTINE
    As president of a country whose Christian population is quickly vanishing, Syria's Bashar al-Assad has said he sees Vladimir Putin as the only world leader defending Christianity. "When I look at the present state of things in the world I realize that Vladimir Putin is the sole defender of Christian civilization one can rely on," declared Assad during an interview with the French magazine Valeurs Actuelles earlier this week. According to World Vision, since the start of the Syrian Civil War in 2011, more than 240,000 people have lost their lives, many of them children. Much of the repression and...
  • Assad: Putin the ‘only defender of Christian civilization’

    11/18/2015 7:00:55 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 11 replies ^ | Wednesday, November 18, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    Assad: Putin the ‘only defender of Christian civilization’ By Kellan Howell - The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Syrian President Bashar Assad said he considers his long-time ally, Russian President Vladimir Putin as the “only defender of Christian civilization” one can trust, a comment made in an interview with a French magazine following the Paris attacks. “When I look at the present state of things in the world, I realize that Vladimir Putin is the sole defender of Christian civilization one can rely on,” Mr. Assad told French magazine Valeurs Actuelles,
  • Here's An Awesome Political Quiz:

    11/16/2015 9:55:12 AM PST · by Vinylly · 51 replies
    See which presidental candidate agrees with you the most on issues. Show us your results.
  • DFLer (RAT) abruptly quits race after saying 'ISIS isn't necessarily evil'

    11/15/2015 5:38:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 11/15/15 | Paul Walsh
    A Burnsville DFLer's campaign for the state House abruptly ended Sunday morning within hours of him posting on social media that ISIS "isn't necessarily evil" and is "made up of people doing what they think is best for their community." The Twitter posting Saturday by Dan Kimmel, coming as the world's emotions remain raw from Friday's terror attacks in Paris, brought swift rebuke from others on Twitter. House Minority Leader Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, called for Kimmel to give up his campaign. "I'm folding up the campaign tent," Kimmel told the Star Tribune. He later issued a written apology and called...
  • And so the hate speech begins: Let Paris be the end of the right’s violent language toward activis

    11/15/2015 3:24:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Salon ^ | November 13, 2015 | Chauncey Devega
    In a still developing situation, the city of Paris, France, is under attack by terrorists armed with guns and explosives. Many dozens of people have been killed. A still undetermined number of people have been wounded. The terrorists took dozens of hostages in a concert hall. French police and military forces have been deployed. There is mayhem and blood in the streets of Paris. President Obama has correctly described this day’s horrific events as “an attack on all of humanity and the universal values we share.” Terrorism is politically motivated violence against a vulnerable population that is designed to intimidate,...
  • Hatemongers hijack a New York student protest

    11/13/2015 3:50:57 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/22/2015 | Post Editorial Board
    Come for free tuition, stay for the anti-Semitism. Seems other lefty college students are jealous of the Yale and University of Missouri kids, so on Thursday they launched a Million Student March at 100-plus campuses. On Fox News, one "Million" leader called for free tuition, a minimum-wage hike and cancellation of student debt (to be covered by new taxes on the 1 percent). But the rally here at CUNY's Hunter College came with an added, ugly twist, thanks to the NYC Students for Justice in Palestine. In a Facebook post, NYC-SJP added an anti-Semitic spin. It blamed tuition costs on...
  • "A Thin-Skinned Minority Is Ruining This Nation":

    11/07/2015 7:45:45 PM PST · by amorphous · 46 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7 Nov 2015 | Tyler
    In a time where college students are offended by pretty much everything, The Federalist Papers reports that one professor at UNC-Wilmington decided to cut through the rhetoric and let his students know that they aren't the special snowflakes liberals and their parents would have them believe. His epic class introduction has gone viral, and for good reason: this is the most common sense lecture to come out of any college in a long time.
  • PHOTOS: Syrian Rebels Put Caged Women on Roofs to Deter Russian Airstrikes

    11/03/2015 9:59:45 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 46 replies ^ | 9:06 am EST, November 2, 201 | Sam Prince
    PHOTOS: Syrian Rebels Put Caged Women on Roofs to Deter Russian Airstrikes Published 9:06 am EST, November 2, 2015 By Sam Prince A new photo series released by an unknown group of Syrian rebels shows Alawite Muslim women locked in cages on top of roofs to help deter airstrikes by Russians. Rebel groups other than ISIS in the region the Free Syrian Army, the al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda, and many others. All are fighting the Bashar al-Assad regime, which is currently being propped up by Russia and spearheaded by Putin. Assad himself is Alawite. Click on for the photos.
  • Grave of Griffin Warrior at Pylos Could Be a Gateway to Civilizations

    10/27/2015 1:02:44 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 26, 2015 | By Nicholas Wade
    Archaeologists digging at Pylos, an ancient city on the southwest coast of Greece, have discovered the rich grave of a warrior who was buried at the dawn of European civilization. He lies with a yardlong bronze sword and a remarkable collection of gold rings, precious jewels and beautifully carved seals. Archaeologists expressed astonishment at the richness of the find and its potential for shedding light on the emergence of the Mycenaean civilization, the lost world of Agamemnon, Nestor, Odysseus and other heroes described in the epics of Homer. Probably not since the 1950s have we found such a rich tomb,...
  • Report: US Spied on Israel, Prepared to Destroy Israeli Bombers to Protect Iran

    10/25/2015 12:21:28 PM PDT · by xzins · 64 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | October 23rd, 2015 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    In an explosive report we learn that ever since 2012, the United States has been spying on Israel in order to prevent the Jewish State from attacking suspected Iranian nuclear sites, according to Fridays Wall Street Journal. The White House had sent an additional aircraft carrier to the region after learning that Israeli aircraft had flown into Iranian airspace in what U.S. officials feared was a test run for an attack on Irans Fordow plant. The carriers had attack aircraft on board prepared to respond to any Israeli attack on Iran. If that wasnt enough to strain the conceit that...
  • Texas teen arrested for homemade clock to move to Qatar

    10/21/2015 10:59:25 AM PDT · by Freemeorkillme · 51 replies
    MyWay ^ | 10/21/2015
    DALLAS (AP) A 14-year-old Muslim boy who was arrested after a homemade clock he brought to school was mistaken for a possible bomb will be moving with his family to the Middle East so he can attend school there, his family said. Ahmed Mohamed's family released a statement Tuesday saying they had accepted a foundation's offer to pay for his high school and college in Doha, Qatar. He recently visited the country as part of a whirlwind month that included a Monday stop at the White House and an appearance Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol. "We are going to...
  • George W. Bush unloads on Ted Cruz (short title)

    10/20/2015 2:11:36 PM PDT · by celmak · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/20/2015 | Nikki Schwab
    Clearly, former President George W. Bush's presidential pick is his brother Jeb Bush, but his least favorite Republican candidate well, that would be Sen. Ted Cruz. 'I just don't like the guy,' Bush told his brother's supporters during a closed-door fundraiser at a billionaire's condo in Denver, Colo., Sunday night, according to Politico. The crux of his Cruz distaste seems to stem from the Texas senator's alliance with the current GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, as the two appeared together at an anti-Iran Deal rally on Capitol Hill in September and haven't traded barbs on the campaign trail.
  • Senate Democrats Block Bill Targeting Sanctuary Cities

    10/20/2015 1:41:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/20/2015 | by CAROLINE MAY
    Senate Democrats blocked legislation that would punish so-called sanctuary cities. The largely party-line 54-45 vote failed to reach the 60 vote threshold required for the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act to advance to the Senate floor. While Republicans mostly voted for the bill, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) voted with the Democrats against it and Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) voted with the GOP for the bill. Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) was the only senator to not vote. The legislation would restrict federal funds and grants to sanctuary cities and channel the funding to...
  • Cologne Gang 'Stole From Churches to Fund Isis'

    10/20/2015 12:58:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    The Local ^ | 20 Oct 2015
    Eight young men appeared in court in Cologne on Tuesday charged with robbing churches and schools to finance Isis' religious war in Syria. When they broke into churches they stole collection boxes, crosses and other objects dedicated to church services and religious veneration prosecutors allege. From the schools, the men stole laptops, money and a cash card, which they used to finance jihadist fighters in the Syrian civil war, alleged chief prosecutor Nadja Gudermann. Security measures were heightened around the Cologne city court as the men were brought from police detention. During the burglaries, which took place between 2011-14, the...
  • City of Sodom Discovered: Archeological find gives insight into story of destruction

    10/18/2015 3:23:43 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 15, 2015 | LifeZette
    It seems that Sodom and Gomorrah were not as destroyed as previously thought. The ruins of the biblical city of Sodom reportedly have been discovered by U.S. archeologists in southern Jordan. God punished the wickedness of the citizens by destroying the city with brimstone and fire, the biblical story explains. Only the righteous inhabitants were allowed to escape the destruction and were spared by God. The archeological team, directed by Steve Collins of New Mexicos Trinity Southwest University, has been working for 10 years in the Jordan Valley. It now believes it has uncovered this magnificent historical site. If confirmed,...
  • Why One of the Worlds Top Physicists Signed a Petition Against Climate Alarmism

    10/16/2015 8:47:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | October 16, 2015 | Calvin Beisner
    Why did one of the world's top physicists—ever—sign the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation's Open Letter to Pope Francis on Climate Change, which challenges climate alarmism, though he's a liberal, a Democrat, likes President Obama, and has a strong background in climate science? His interview with the UK Register and his foreword to a new study titled Carbon Dioxide: The Good News reveal some of his reasons. Freeman Dyson believes increasing atmospheric CO2 content does more good than harm and that President Obama "chose the wrong side" in the climate debate. He explains that climate change "is not a...
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    10/16/2015 12:07:47 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 13 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 10/16/2015 | Even Bleir
    The decision by officials at a high school in Montana to give up $117,000 in federal money and drop Michelle Obama's healthy lunch program has proved to be a popular and profitable success. Business has been booming in Bozeman High School's cafeteria since its board members voted to drop the National School Lunch Program in a bid to keep students from leaving campus to eat. The lunch program set limits on calories, fat and salt in lunches and mandated that more whole grains, fruits and vegetables should be served in order to curb the onset of childhood obesity.
  • Have archaeologists discovered the biblical city of Sodom?

    10/14/2015 7:31:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/14/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    This is a non-political story (but a very cool one nonetheless) which I was first alerted to by John Hawkins at Right Wing News. Archaeologists who have been busily digging into a massive mound in southern Jordan for the last ten years are growing increasingly convinced that they have located the city of Sodom, famously known in the Bible for having been struck down by God due to the sinful ways of its residents. While there aren’t any postcards with “Welcome to Sodom” emblazoned in neon, the ruins are definitely the remains of a massive city-state which thrived from...
  • CNN Debate Moderator Was Member of Clinton Global Initiative

    10/13/2015 1:34:45 PM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 26 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/13/2015 | MARK HEMINGWAY
    CNN host Anderson Cooper, who is set to moderate tonight's Democratic debate, was listed as a "notable past member" the Clinton Global Initiative's website along with a number of other big name journalists: The list includes: CNNs Anderson Cooper and Christiane Amanpour, Foxs Greta Van Susteren, NBCs Matt Lauer and Tom Brokaw, New York Timess Thomas Friedman and Nicholas Kristof, Fox Business Networks Maria Bartiromo, Yahoos Katie Couric, The Economists Matthew Bishop, and Financial Times Lionel Barber.
  • From a very old skeleton, new insights on ancient migrations

    10/12/2015 11:07:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Provided by: National Science Foundation
    In Mota cave, located in the Gamo highlands of Ethiopia, a group of NSF-supported researchers excavation a rock cairn. They discovered under it a burial site containing the remains of a 4,500-year skeleton. Credit: Kathryn and John Arthur ================================================================================================================= Three years ago, a group of researchers found a cave in Ethiopia with a secret: it held the 4,500-year-old remains of a man, with his head resting on a rock pillow, his hands folded under his face, and stone flake tools surrounding him. The team named the man "Bayira," which means "firstborn" in the Gamo language, a common name in the...
  • U.S. delivers 50 tons of ammunition to Syria rebel groups

    10/12/2015 1:10:06 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/12/15 | Barbara Starr
    U.S. military cargo planes gave 50 tons of ammunition to rebel groups overnight in northern Syria, using an air drop of 112 pallets as the first step in the Obama Administration's urgent effort to find new ways to support those groups. Details of the air mission over Syria were confirmed by a U.S. official not authorized to speak publicly because the details have not yet been formally announced. C-17s, accompanied by fighter escort aircraft, dropped small arms ammunition and other items like hand grenades in Hasakah province in northern Syria to a coalition of rebels groups vetted by the US,...

    10/11/2015 2:34:49 PM PDT · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Ancient Mysteries ^ | October 11, 2015 | Staff
    A team of archaeologists working on a 10-year excavation near the Dead Sea believe they have unearthed the remains of the ancient city of Sodom, detailed in the book of Genesis. This startling discovery was not only done by using the Bible to locate the city, much of the findings confirm the Biblical account of a once-thriving, wealthy metropolis that met sudden, swift destruction as it burned to the ground from a super-powerful explosive force. The findings continue the steady stream of ancient evidence that continues to confirm the accuracy of the Holy Bible. Making The Case For Sodom’s Discovery​...
  • Vote For Paul Ryan Is Vote For Amnesty': Luis Gutierrez Endorses Paul Ryan For Speaker

    10/09/2015 12:56:58 PM PDT · by amnestynone · 20 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 10/09/2015 | Julia Hahn
    Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) 18% is endorsing Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 58% for Speaker of the House of Representatives. Gutierrez, perhaps the most extreme open-borders advocate in Congress, was interviewed on MSNBC. As CNN is now reporting, Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez on MSNBC called Ryan one of the smartest men in the GOP. He would be good for the country, Gutierrez said. Paul Ryan is the kind of individual that would work with people on the other side of the aisle and thats what we need.' , the Gang of Eight bill would have been sent to President Obamas...
  • Obama Administration Halts Program to Train Syrians to Combat ISIS

    10/09/2015 1:01:21 PM PDT · by keat · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | OCT. 9, 2015 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR, HELENE COOPER and ERIC SCHMITT
    WASHINGTON After struggling for years to identify groups in Syria that it can confidently support, the Obama administration on Friday abandoned its effort to build a rebel force inside Syria to combat the Islamic State. It acknowledged the failure of its $500 million campaign to train thousands of fighters and said whatever money remained would be used to provide lethal aid for groups already engaged in the battle. Senior officials at the White House and the Pentagon said the strategy to pull fighters out of Syria, teach them advanced skills and return them to face the Islamic State had...
  • Sierra Clubs Aaron Mair Responds to Sen. Ted Cruzs Attack on Climate Science

    10/09/2015 11:18:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    EcoWatch ^ | October 9, 2015 | Aaron Mair, Sierra Club
    This week, Sen. Ted Cruz held a hearing to attack the clean air and clean water safeguards that protect millions of families all across America. Sierra Club President Aaron Mair was there to talk about how communities of color, which are disproportionately affected by pollution and climate disruption, rely on these safeguards to protect them. A friend to big polluters, Cruz unsurprisingly tried to cover all their talking points. His game? To attack the climate science that shows how carbon pollution from burning fossil fuels is causing climate disruption in the first place while assailing the Clean Power Plan, which...
  • Cruz: Trump won't get nomination

    10/09/2015 9:59:06 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz sought to distance himself from front-runner Donald Trump this week, saying the mogul would not be the partys pick for 2016. Asked during an interview with WABC's Rita Cosby if he could eventually defeat Trump based on his own principles, the Texas senator, who posted impressive third-quarter fundraising numbers Thursday said, "I think that's right. GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz sought to distance himself from front-runner Donald Trump this week, saying the mogul would not be the partys pick for 2016. Asked during an interview with WABC's Rita Cosby if he could eventually...
  • Driven by profit, hatred of U.S., ex-Soviet nuclear smugglers seek Islamist clients

    10/08/2015 2:30:09 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    AP ^ | Oct 7, 2015 | Desmond Butler and Vadim Ghirda
    CHISINAU Over the pulsating beat at an exclusive nightclub, the arms smuggler made his pitch to a client: 2.5 million for enough radioactive cesium to contaminate several city blocks. It was earlier this year, and the two men were plotting their deal at an unlikely spot: the terrace of Cocos Prive, a dance club and sushi bar in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova. You can make a dirty bomb, which would be perfect for the Islamic State, the smuggler said. If you have a connection with them, the business will go smoothly. But the smuggler, Valentin Grossu, was not...
  • Spencer Stone, hero in French train attack, is stabbed in Sacramento

    10/08/2015 9:16:32 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 24 replies
    W.J. Hennigan ^ | 10/8/2015 | Los Angeles Times
    Spencer Stone, one of three Americans hailed as heroes for stopping a suspected terror attack on a French train in August, was stabbed Wednesday night in the Sacramento area and is in stable condition, Air Force officials said.The Sacramento Police Department on Thursday morning declined to identify the victim, but described a stabbing incident that occurred around 12:46 a.m. in downtown Sacramento.Police received a report about a man in his 20s who had been stabbed in the 2100 block of K Street in Sacramento, an area with a number of nightclubs nearby.Officers responded and found the man, who had been...
  • Spencer Stone, French train hero, in reportedly in stable condition after stabbing

    10/08/2015 9:13:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/08/2015
    DEVELOPING: Spencer Stone, one of the three Americans hailed a hero in the French train attack in August, is in stable condition after being stabbed near Sacramento, a senior Pentagon official told Fox News. The Air Force Times reported that Stone was stabbed four times in the chest early Thursday. "A1C Spencer Stone has been transported to a local hospital, and is currently being treated for injury," an Air Force spokesman said, according to the report. "The incident is currently under investigation by local law enforcement." Details of the stabbing early Thursday are unclear. A reporter for ABC 10 tweeted...
  • Air Force: U.S. airman who helped thwart French train attack stabbed, wounded in California

    10/08/2015 9:01:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, who helped subdue an attacker on a French train in August, is in stable condition after being stabbed in California, an Air Force spokesman said Thursday. The spokesman, Lt. Col. Christopher Karns, said details are sketchy. He said Stone is being treated in a hospital in the Sacramento area.
  • Big U.S. firms hold $2.1 trillion overseas to avoid taxes: study

    10/07/2015 11:59:27 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06 October 2015
    The 500 largest American companies hold more than $2.1 trillion in accumulated profits offshore to avoid U.S. taxes and would collectively owe an estimated $620 billion in U.S. taxes if they repatriated the funds, according to a study released on Tuesday. The study, by two left-leaning non-profit groups, found that nearly three-quarters of the firms on the Fortune 500 list of biggest American companies by gross revenue operate tax haven subsidiaries in countries like Bermuda, Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. The conglomerate General Electric has booked $119 billion offshore in 18 tax havens, software firm Microsoft is holding $108.3 billion...
  • Gulf states plan military response as Putin raises the stakes in Syria

    10/04/2015 2:56:27 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 44 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | 10-3-2015 | Emma Graham-Harrison and Saeed Kamali Dehghan
    Russian fighter jets launched from a new airbase in Syria have persuaded western critics to mute their demands for the removal of President Bashar al-Assad, but another group of his opponents sees Moscows intervention as more provocative than decisive. Regional powers have quietly, but effectively, channelled funds, weapons and other support to rebel groups making the biggest inroads against the forces from Damascus. In doing so, they are investing heavily in a conflict which they see as part of a wider regional struggle for influence with bitter rival Iran. In a week when Russia made dozens of bombing raids, those...
  • Fiorina: 'We must be prepared to use force on Russia

    10/01/2015 7:54:38 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 267 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/1/15 | Mark Hensch
    Amid conflicting reports about Moscow targeting U.S.-alllied groups in Syria, GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said late Wednesday that she backs military readiness against Russian forces. I believe we must tell the Russians that we will conduct [and] we will secure a no-fly zone around anti-Assad rebel forces that were supporting, she said on Fox Newss "Hannity." Does that mean we might use force against Russian jets? host Sean Hannity then asked. Well, hopefully not, Fiorina responded. "Hopefully, if we are signaling clearly to the Russians are intention, it will not come to that. But if it does come to...
  • Iraq joins Russia, Syria and Iran in new intelligence/security pact

    09/28/2015 12:03:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/28/2015 | Bruce McQuain
    If ever there was proof of Russia’s intentions in the Middle East, it can be seen in a just announced 4 nation pact there: Iraq joined Russia, Iran and Syria in a new agreement to strengthen cooperation against extremist group Islamic State, extending the Kremlin’s reach in the Middle East as it rivals Washington for influence.[…]Iraq’s Defense Ministry said Sunday that the country had signed an intelligence and security cooperation pact with Russia, Iran and Syria, pledging to cooperate in collecting information about Islamic State. The deal effectively formalizes years of military collaboration among the four nations, which have...
  • NASA Discusses Science Update Sheds Light On Mars Mystery! !!:30 AM FIVE MINUTES!

    09/28/2015 8:25:26 AM PDT · by lbryce · 34 replies
  • Evidence found of "flowing liquid water" on Mars: NASA

    09/28/2015 8:57:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 38 replies ^ | September 28, 2015 | Robert Ferris
    Scientists have discovered the strongest evidence yet that "flowing liquid water" exists on Mars, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said Monday morning.
  • Water Is Flowing on Mars

    09/28/2015 8:53:15 AM PDT · by lbryce · 59 replies
    Atlantic ^ | September 28, 2015 | ADRIENNE LAFRANCE
    Right now, 140 million miles away, somewhere on the frigid surface of Mars, there is water forming. Scientists announced they have strong evidence that briny water flows on the planet, a critical step toward identifying possible life on Mars. Water is essential to life as we know it, wrote Lujendra Ojha, Mary Beth Wilhelm, and their co-authors in a paper published Monday in Nature Geoscience. The presence of liquid water on Mars today has astrobiological, geologic and hydrologic implications and may affect future human exploration. If this announcement, which NASA billed as major in the days leading up to...
  • Hillary attends fundraiser hosted by convicted cocaine dealer [She just can't turn down a buck]

    09/28/2015 7:36:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/28/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    How low will she go? We already know that the Clinton Foundation has rather…uh…lax standards when it comes to accepting massive donations. But now Hillary Clinton has attended a campaign fundraiser at the home of a convicted drug dealer. Anita Kumar of McClatchy writes: Hillary Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for president, attended a fundraiser in New York hosted by John Zaccaro, convicted on felony drug charges after he sold cocaine to an undercover cop. The 1988 conviction of the son of unsuccessful Democratic vice presidential candidate Gerraldine Ferraro was reported in numerous publications at the time....
  • Top GOP official seeks McConnell ouster as Senate leader GOP brand is being damaged,

    09/28/2015 2:08:45 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 09/28/15 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    With John Boehner now departing as House speaker, an influential Republican Party official is now seeking the ouster of another GOP leader who has frustrated conservatives: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell needs to resign!! Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere wrote in a Facebook posting. Mr. Villere isnt just any Republican. Hes the longest-serving state GOP chairman in the nation, with 12 years on the job, and is the vice chairman of the Republican National Committee, the GOPs national governing body. He also serves on the RNCs executive committee that makes decisions alongside Chairman Reince Priebus. Mitch is a good...
  • Bill Clinton Blames Republicans, Media For Extending Wife Hillary's Email Controversy

    09/27/2015 10:49:48 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 44 replies
    FoxNews ^ | September 27, 2015
    Bill Clinton Blames Republicans, Media For Extending Wife Hillary's Email Controversy September 27, 2015 Former President Bill Clinton is blaming Republicans and the media for the controversy related to wife and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clintons email controversy, saying the GOP has led a full-scale frontal assault on her campaign. Clinton entered the race as the clear party front-runner. But her poll and favorability numbers have dropped since news broke in March that she used a private server and email accounts for official business while serving as secretary of state. I have never seen so much expended on so little,...
  • Kentucky Clerk In Gay Marriage Dispute Switches to the Republican Party

    09/25/2015 12:33:17 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/25/2015 | Emily Stephenson
    A county clerk in Kentucky who was briefly jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples said on Friday that she and her family have switched to the Republican Party because the Democrats no longer represented them. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, 50, who has said her beliefs as an Apostolic Christian prevent her from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, said they had changed parties last week. She was a long-time Democrat in eastern Kentucky. "My husband and I had talked about it for quite a while and we came to the conclusion that the Democratic Party...
  • Obama administration: Conservative college isnt a real school

    09/25/2015 10:49:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 09/25/2015
    Hillsdale College, a 135-year-old liberal arts school in Michigan, eschews federal financial aid and provides students with an education steeped heavily in classical liberalism. So it probably shouldnt come as a surprise that the Obama administration found a bogus excuse to omit the institution on its new College Scorecard. According to the Department of Education, Hillsdale isnt listed on its scorecard, touted as a government sponsored effort to help students identify which schools provide the biggest bang for your buck, because it hands out too few bachelors degrees. Hillsdale does offer bachelors degrees, DOE spokesman Denise Horn told Hillsdales Collegian...
  • Hackers Took Fingerprints of 5.6 Million U.S. Workers, Government Says

    09/23/2015 12:03:15 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 11 replies ^ | SEPT. 23, 2015 | DAVID E. SANGER
    Hackers Took Fingerprints of 5.6 Million U.S. Workers, Government Says By DAVID E. SANGERSEPT. 23, 2015 WASHINGTON Just a day before the arrival of President Xi Jinping of China for a meeting with President Obama that will be focused heavily on limiting cyberespionage, the Office of Personnel Management said Wednesday that the hackers who stole security dossiers from the agency also got the fingerprints of 5.6 million federal employees. The attack on the agency, which is the main custodian of the governments most important personnel records, has been attributed to China by American intelligence agencies, but it is unclear...
  • Boosted by nuke deal, Iran ups funding to Hezbollah, Hamas

    09/21/2015 2:59:59 PM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | September 21, 2015 | Avi Issacharoff
    On Sunday, the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano, arrived in Iran for talks on the nuclear agreement, as part of what appears to be an attempt by the UN nuclear watchdog to evaluate whether Iran ran a military nuclear program in the past.
  • Iran Announces It Examined Suspected Nuclear Site with No International Inspectors Present

    09/21/2015 10:17:29 AM PDT · by jda · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 21 September 2015 | Sharona Schwartz
    A spokesman for Irans atomic agency announced Monday that Iranian scientists collected environmental samples from a military site without international inspectors present, a move sure to evoke anger from opponents of the Iran nuclear deal who charge it with having lax inspection provisions. {Snip} The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said Monday that the Iranian self-verification activities at Parchin were conducted in a manner consistent with our standard safeguards practices. The agency can confirm the integrity of the sampling process and the authenticity of the samples, which were taken at places of interest to the Agency at the...
  • Ahmed Mohammed Clock is a FRAUD

    09/20/2015 9:57:47 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 80 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sep 18, 2015 | Thomas Talbot
    This video shows that the supposed clock invention by a 14 year old is in fact not an invention. The 'clock' is a commercial bedside alarm clock removed from its casing. There is nothing to indicate that the clock was even assembled by the child. I suspect this was brought into school to create an alarmed reaction.