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  • Box-Office Preview: 'Money Monster' Eyes Bearish U.S. Debut

    05/12/2016 8:07:33 AM PDT · by pepsi_junkie · 24 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 5/11/2016 | Pamela McClintock
    Jodie Foster's film reuniting stars Julia Roberts and George Clooney makes its world premiere Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival hours before it starts rolling out in the U.S.; 'Captain America: Civil War' crosses $200 million domestically for a global total of $737.8 million. Jodie Foster's financial thriller Money Monster is eyeing a bearish opening in the U.S., where it is looking at a debut in the low-teen millions, if tracking is correct. Sony/TriStar insiders are being even more conservative and suggesting their pic will open in the $10 million range, thanks to another kind of monster ...
  • Op-Ed: Can one soldier fell a government?

    05/01/2016 5:16:11 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/5/16 | Leonie Ben Simon
    Politicians should take careful note of the discontent in the street, as one woman from Dimona has as much voting power as the Prime Minister himself. She now represents many of the populations feelings about how a young soldier has been dealt with. Those who wish to stay in power and those who wish to head a motivated army should have their ears to the ground instead of blaming extremist right-wing organisations and "twisted ideology.". A walk down the street in one of Israels major cities turned up the following comments voiced loudly in plain hearing range of everyone around:...
  • FOX45 evacuated after reported threat, vehicle fire (Baltimore)

    04/28/2016 11:34:21 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 9 replies
    FOX 45 - WBFF ^ | April 28
    BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- The FOX45 offices on W 41st Street were evacuated Thursday afternoon after a threat was received at the building. Fire crews responded and extinguished a fire which appeared to have been set in the gas tank of a vehicle parked in the station lot
  • Waterbury man arrested after threatening to bomb rally for Donald Trump

    04/24/2016 3:31:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 65 replies
    WTNH ^ | 4/23/16 | Sarah Paduano
    A 20-year-old man is in custody after threatening to bomb Saturdays rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Waterbury. At about 12:45 p.m., the United States Secret Service contacted the Connecticut State Police after seeing a threat posted on Twitter threatening to bomb the rally for Trump. According to state police, the Twitter post said, Is someone going to bomb the Trump rally or am I going to have to? A second Twitter post warned the suspects friend to have his family members leave the rally so they wouldnt be hurt. Detectives found that the Twitter posts came from...
  • Man killed carrying a bomb in a rucksack after he takes a woman hostage' at Brussels tram station

    03/25/2016 9:44:53 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/25/16 | Sara Malm
    A woman was taken hostage by a suspected terrorist at a tram stop in Brussels today, witnesses say. Police shot the suspect as part of a fresh swoop to thwart an 'imminent attack' on France. A second suspect was also shot in the raid, which began in a flat nearby in the Schaerbeek area of north Brussels. Dramatic footage shows police coaxing a child away from the injured suspect who was shot in the leg at the tram stop amid reports he was carrying a bomb in a rucksack.
  • Biden reassures pro-Israel group of unwavering support

    03/20/2016 10:29:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 20, 2016 10:57 PM EDT
    Vice President Joe Biden reassured a leading pro-Israel group the Obama administration stands firmly by its Mideast ally and said the Iran nuclear agreement will make the region more safe. He told a meeting of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Sunday night that: Iran is much, much further away from obtaining a nuclear weapon than they were a year ago. He said the U.S. is watching and if Iran violates the deal, the United States will act.
  • Obama to Iranians: Benefits of nuclear deal are 'undeniable'

    03/19/2016 7:21:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 19, 2016 4:57 PM EDT
    President Barack Obama says the benefits of the Iranian nuclear deal are undeniable although it may still take time for people to begin enjoying them. Obama says the deal makes it possible for Iran to rejoin the global economy through increased trade and investment, creating jobs and opportunities for Iranians to sell their goods around the world.
  • Is This North Korea's Nuclear Bomb?

    03/09/2016 11:30:26 AM PST · by PIF · 52 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | 03/09/16 1245pm | Tyler Rogoway
    ... But now, after saying that they are deploying their nuclear warheads for quick use, and posting the image above, it may be time to reevaluate the North Koreans nuclear capabilities. That big metallic soccer ball of doom that you see in front of the Young General appears to be a compact nuclear implosion device, which is a more complicated alternative than the much more cumbersome gun assembly style nuclear devices, and larger implosion devices, that were thought to have been the limit of North Koreas technical know-how.
  • Kanawha deputies say apparent explosive device detonated in Hansford; scene secured

    02/22/2016 9:23:01 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    WCHSTV (Charleston, WV) ^ | 2/22/16 | Martin Hicks, Kaylin Searles
    HANSFORD, W.Va. — A Kanawha County sheriff bomb technician has secured the scene of an explosion in eastern Kanawha County. Deputies said the blast caused minor damage near the road in the 100 block of Chesapeake Street in Hansford. Deputies said an "improvised explosion device," or IED was apparently detonated. The blast left behind gunpowder on street signs and tree branches, dirt and grass just strewn across the ground. Dispatchers said the call came in at 11:30 p.m. Sunday. The Pratt Fire Department put out a fire when it arrived at the scene. Kanawha County deputies brought in a bomb...
  • Muslim airline pilots planned to bomb four UK cities

    01/24/2016 8:59:53 AM PST · by wtd · 26 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | January 24, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    Muslim airline pilots planned to bomb four UK citiesIf their plot had succeeded, would the British government have awakened to the reality of the global jihad? No, it would have commissioned a blue-ribbon study of "islamophobia." And of course anyone who suggests that it might be unwise to hire Muslims as airline pilots is a racist-islamophobic-antimuslim-bigot. "RAF 'foiled ISIS airline terror plot to bomb four UK cities after cracking pop song code,'" by Steve Robson, Mirror, January 24, 2016
  • Kerry admits Iran sanctions windfall will go to terror

    01/21/2016 9:31:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    INN ^ | 1/21/2016, 8:00 PM | Ari Yashar
    Days after Iran received hundreds of billions of dollars in sanctions relief from the controversial nuclear deal, US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday admitted a good portion of the massive funds will go to terror. Speaking at the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Kerry spoke about the massive kickback Tehran is receiving after nuclear sanctions were lifted last weekend. "I think that some of it will end up in the hands of the IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) or other entities, some of which are labeled terrorists," he acknowledged to CNBC. "You know, to...
  • Saudis not ruling out nuclear bomb in response to Iran

    01/19/2016 2:36:39 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/1/16 | Ben Ariel
    Saudi Arabia is not ruling out developing a nuclear bomb if its regional rival Iran obtains one, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told the Reuters news agency on Tuesday. Asked if Saudi Arabia had discussed seeking a nuclear bomb in the event Iran managed to obtain one, al-Jubeir replied the country would do "whatever we need to do in order to protect our people". "I don't think it would be logical to expect us to discuss any such issue in public and I don't think it would be reasonable to expect me to answer this question one way or another,"...
  • Energy absorbed equivalent to Hiroshima bomb being exploded every second for 75 years (oceans)

    01/18/2016 4:31:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/18/16 | ap & Mark Prigg
    Man-made heat put into the world's oceans has DOUBLED since 1997: Energy absorbed equivalent to Hiroshima bomb being exploded every second for 75 years The amount of man-made heat energy absorbed by the seas has doubled since 1997, a new study has revealed. Scientists have long known that more than 90 percent of the heat energy from man-made global warming goes into the world's oceans instead of the ground. Researchers have now tracked how much man-made heat has been buried in the oceans in the past 150 years.
  • Iran deal 'historic success for diplomacy' - Germany

    01/18/2016 12:02:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 17 Jan 2016 14:23 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    The July 2015 agreement officially entered into force after key United Nations confirmation that Tehran has shrunk its atomic program, triggering the lifting of painful international sanctions on the Islamic republic. "The Iranian nuclear program will now for many years be subjected to strict technical restrictions and close monitoring," said Steinmeier, whose country was among the six world powers that negotiated the landmark deal with Tehran. ...
  • Obama applauds his own 'smart' diplomacy with Iran claiming the country will NEVER get a nuke

    01/17/2016 11:10:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/17/16 | AP & Mia De Graaf
    'It has been a good day': Obama applauds his own 'smart' diplomacy with Iran claiming the country will NEVER get a nuclear bomb as plane carrying released prisoners heads home President Barack Obama is crediting his 'smart' diplomacy for recent breakthroughs in the U.S. relationship with Iran. Obama says a 'smart, patient and disciplined approached to the world' has seen results that, he claims, will block Iran from ever obtaining a nuclear bomb. He spoke from the White House on Sunday, one day after the United Nations certified that Iran had curbed its nuclear program as promised. Minutes earlier, three...
  • Obama says 'tireless' effort led to prisoner release (barf)

    01/17/2016 9:09:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 17, 2016 11:14 AM EST
    President Barack Obama says Americans long held in Iran will soon be reunited with their families and says "tireless" diplomacy made it possible. [...] Under the deal, the U.S. was pardoning or dropping charges against seven Iranians citizens accused or convicted of violating U.S. sanctions.Obama says the released Iranians weren't charged with terrorism. He says their release is "one-time gesture" to Iran. ...
  • Iran president: Only Israel, US 'extremists' object to nuke deal (Netanyahu pledges to stop them)

    01/17/2016 7:02:43 AM PST · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | 01/17/2016 08:03:28 AM EST
    TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that the official implementation of the landmark nuclear deal has satisfied all parties except radical extremists, while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged that Israel would remain vigilant to ensure that Iran was not violating its commitments. Speaking before the parliament in comments broadcast live on state television, Rouhani said, "In (implementing) the deal, all are happy except Zionists, warmongers, sowers of discord among Islamic nations and extremists in the U.S. The rest are happy." Rouhani said the deal has "opened new windows for engagement with the world." A strong supporter...
  • 2 Americans believed detained in Iran are not among those coming home (Robert Levinson, Namazi)

    01/17/2016 4:48:16 AM PST · by Dave346 · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 16 at 4:56 PM | Adam Goldman
    As the families of Americans celebrate the release of their loved ones held in Iran, the authorities in Tehran said they would not be freeing a businessman arrested in October and were silent on the fate of a former FBI agent who disappeared in the country. It was unclear why Siamak Namazi, 44, an Iranian American based in Dubai, was arrested in October while visiting a friend in Tehran where he had done consultant work over the previous decade. U.S. officials said Saturday that they would continue to talk with Iran to secure the release of Namazi as well as...
  • Rouhani: All happy about deal except Israel, US hard-liners

    01/16/2016 10:51:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 17, 2016 1:39 AM EST
    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says the official implementation Saturday of the landmark deal reached between Tehran and six world powers has satisfied all parties except radical extremists. Speaking in the parliament in comments broadcast live on state television, Rouhani said, "In (implementing) the deal, all are happy except Zionists, warmongers, sowers of discord among Islamic nations and extremists in the U.S. The rest are happy." ...
  • Iran IRGCN moment of arrest 10 American Marines on their knees (3 minute video from Iran TV)

    01/13/2016 10:31:56 AM PST · by Dave346 · 34 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan 13, 2016 | Ali Javid
    3 minute video aired on Iran TV showing capture of 10 American sailors. Dramatic music plays in background during video.
  • US must apologize over marines entrance to Iran waters ("American military in Gulf never innocent")

    01/13/2016 1:36:50 AM PST · by Dave346 · 26 replies
    MNA ^ | Jan. 13
    TEHRAN, Jan. 13 (MNA) – Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said IRGC Navy will decide about detained US marines who illegally entered Iran waters once chain of command passes down its orders. “All vessels must give prior notice if they want to sail through another country’s waters, especially if they are military,” said Ali Fadavi, Commander of the IRGC (the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps) Navy, referring to the two American riverine command boats that had illegally crossed into Iranian territorial waters around Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf. “In the world of international relations, there is only one instance of innocent...
  • Impending lifting of Iran sanctions worries Israel (State Department says sanctions lifted Friday!)

    01/12/2016 5:15:34 AM PST · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | 01.12.16, 12:21 | Alex Fishman
    Analysis: Friday will see the removal of the sanctions regime imposed on Iran since 2007, and Russia is already deep in talks with Tehran on the sale of advanced weapons. Most of the economic sanctions imposed on Iran will be removed on Friday, US State Department officials said, while Russia readies the sale of advanced weapons to the Islamic Republic. January 15 will mark the end of the international sanctions regime, which has been in place since 2007 through a series of decisions by American Presidents George W. Bush and Barak Obama, legislation passed by the US Congress and in...
  • Iran disputes UN finding that it worked on nuclear arms

    01/11/2016 3:07:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 11, 2016 4:56 PM EST | George Jahn
    Iran has rejected an assessment by the U.N. nuclear agency that it did past work on nuclear arms but is praising some aspects of the agency's investigation of the issue, reflecting satisfaction that the more than decade-long probe has ended. Closure of the file means that some questions about the alleged weapons work may never be resolved. Before the 35-nation board of the U.N's International Atomic Energy Agency adopted a resolution last month ending the investigation, IAEA chief Yukiya Amano told the meeting that his investigation couldn't "reconstruct all the details of activities conducted by Iran in the past." But...
  • Obama's continuing Iranian appeasement: The next president must reverse course

    01/11/2016 4:41:50 AM PST · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    Trib Live ^ | 1/9/16 | John Bolton
    Even Iran's ayatollahs must be amazed at what they have gotten away with since last July's Vienna deal, which purportedly eliminated their nuclear weapons program. The mullahs now act like they call the shots on the deal and throughout the Middle East. Trashing the Saudi embassy in Tehran, “spontaneous” in appearance only, is just the latest evidence, recalling a 1979 “spontaneous” demonstration that resulted in U.S. diplomats held hostage for 444 days. Barack Obama repeatedly acquiesces in Iran's egregious behavior; President-in-waiting Hillary Clinton shows no sign of breaking with him or the Iran policies she initiated as Obama's secretary of...
  • Obama's serial appeasement has backfired

    01/11/2016 4:39:21 AM PST · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/7/16 | Charles Krauthammer
    If you're going to engage in a foreign policy capitulation, might as well do it when everyone is getting tanked and otherwise occupied. Say, New Year's Eve. Here's the story. In October, Iran test-fires a nuclear-capable ballistic missile in brazen violation of unanimous United Nations Security Council resolutions. President Barack Obama does nothing. One month later, Iran does it again. The administration makes a few gestures at the U.N. Then nothing. Then finally, on Dec. 30, the White House announces a few sanctions. They are weak, aimed mostly at individuals and designed essentially for show. Amazingly, even that proves too...
  • Kerry: Iran sanctions relief 'days away' (counting down to $150 billion appeasement)

    01/11/2016 4:28:57 AM PST · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 10, 2016 | Rick Moran
    How does Iran spell relief? K E R R Y. Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters at the State Department that the lifting of sanctions on Iran is just "days away." The $150 billion windfall for the terrorist state will happen "sooner rather than later," Kerry said. Meanwhile, there will be a vote in the House next week that would prevent the administration from lifting sanctions on Iranian banks and financial institutions unless the administration can certify that the companies are not financing terrorism or ballistic missiles. The Hill: According to reports, the White House has backed away from...
  • Rouhani hits back at Obama, expands missile program

    12/31/2015 1:33:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 12/31/2015, 9:23 PM | Ari Yashar
    A day after reports that US President Barack Obama is planning new sanctions on companies taking part in Iran's ballistic missile program, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani came out swinging Thursday, giving an order to escalate the missile program. Rouhani issued a decree to Iranian Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehqan to accelerate Iran's production of "various types of missiles," reports the Iranian state-run PressTV. [...] US officials have said the Treasury Department retains a right under July's controversial nuclear agreement to blacklist Iranian entities suspected of involvement in missile development. Rouhani on Thursday wrote in his decree that the new...
  • Denton church threatened

    12/22/2015 2:18:27 PM PST · by tuffydoodle · 29 replies
    CBS/DFW ^ | 12/21-2016 | CBS DFW
    DENTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Denton Police are investigating a bomb threat to a church. Police say a representative from Denton Bible Church told police Monday a letter came to the church which included a bomb threat for the Christmas Eve service. The Police Department is working with church staff in an effort to identify and locate the person or persons who issued the threats. Pastoral staff and elders of Denton Bible Church advised they will be having the Christmas Eve service. They will also be adding additional security. This investigation is ongoing.
  • 'IAEA admitted Israel was right Iran tried to build bomb'

    12/17/2015 4:19:34 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/15 | Raphael Poch
    On Monday, as it announced it would be wrapping up its investigation into Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors in Vienna received a report from the IAEA Director General bringing evidence that Iran had indeed been working towards building a nuclear explosive device up until 2009. “This was one of the most important days in the nuclear Iran affair, and the IAEA board of governors did nothing” said a distraught Dr. Ephraim Asculai. The IAEA board of governors is a body made up of representatives from 35 members states of the 167...
  • BOMB Disposed of by British Army in Popular Shopping Mall

    12/17/2015 2:34:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 12/17/15 | Pamela Geller
    Another test. Another form of terror — “Preston shopping centre bomb alert: Police say device was planted deliberately to endanger life,” British Army News, December 17, 2015 (thanks to Armaros): Preston’s Fishergate Shopping Centre remains closed as bomb disposal experts examine device Police have confirmed a device that went off at a shopping centre in Preston was planted deliberately and was intended to endanger life. Army bomb disposal experts are on the scene after the “suspicious device” went off in bin. It caused no real damage and no injuries.
  • Fletcher High School evacuated after bomb threat (JAX FL}

    12/16/2015 9:42:31 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 12 replies
    WOKV ^ | 12/16/15 | John Engel
    Jacksonville, Fl. — Classes were resumed at 11:45 a.m. after a bomb threat caused an evacuation of Fletcher High School in Neptune Beach Wednesday.
  • IAEA Board Agrees to Close File on Iran’s Past Nuclear Activities (Peace in our time!)

    12/15/2015 12:11:57 PM PST · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    WSJ ^ | Dec. 15, 2015 1:14 p.m. ET | Laurence Norman
    A United Nations agency agreed Tuesday to close its investigation into Iran’s past nuclear activities, moving Tehran another step closer to large-scale sanctions relief following its deal with world powers this summer. Diplomats said the International Atomic Energy Agency’s board of governors unanimously approved a resolution drafted by the U.S. and five other countries that will close the investigation in the coming weeks. That five-month probe concluded that Iran had a nuclear-weapons-related program until 2003 and then continued some of those activities as late as 2009. However, the agency said Iran’s activities weren’t advanced and that there was no evidence...
  • Teacher asks 13-year-old Muslim student if she has a bomb

    12/12/2015 8:37:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 12, 2015 11:27 AM EST
    The father of a Muslim middle school student says a teacher asked his daughter if she was carrying a bomb in her backpack. Abdirizak Aden said the teacher at Shiloh Middle School in Gwinnett County, Georgia, stopped his 13-year-old daughter, who wears a hijab, and asked if she had a bomb. ...
  • Number of reports of mass cell phone buys grows in Missouri

    12/11/2015 3:01:10 PM PST · by Sequoyah101 · 130 replies
    KY3 Springfield, Missouri ^ | 12/9/15 | Fox4 Kansas City
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The FBI is aware of reports of [middle eastern] men [from Michigan] visiting Walmart stores in several cities in Missouri and purchasing or trying to purchase large quantities of cellular telephones. An FBI spokeswoman won't say exactly how much its agents are delving into the purchases. Some of the cities where the purchases and attempted purchases are reported by police and media are Macon, Columbia, Jefferson City, Lebanon, Ava, Jackson and Cape Girardeau. Break After an earlier version of this story was posted on Thursday afternoon, the Marshfield police chief called to say that a man who...
  • ISIS Leader: ‘Islam Is the Religion of War’ [not peace]

    12/09/2015 6:22:03 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 110 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 14, 2015 | by JOHN SEXTON
    ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has released a call to arms which asks Muslims everywhere to physically join ISIS in the area it now controls or simply take up the struggle against unbelievers wherever they are. The title of the message "March Forth Whether Heavy or Light" comes from a verse in the Koran which calls on believers to "strive with your wealth and your lives in the cause of Allah." In Baghdadi's view that striving is ISIS's war against unbelievers. "O Muslims, Islam was never for a day the religion of peace. Islam is the religion of war," al-Baghdadi...
  • State Department: Iran Deal Is Not ‘Legally Binding’ and Iran Didn’t Sign It

    11/25/2015 11:45:47 AM PST · by GilGil · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/24/2015 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama didn’t require Iranian leaders to sign the nuclear deal that his team negotiated with the regime, and the deal is not “legally binding,” his administration acknowledged in a letter to Representative Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) obtained by National Review. “The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is not a treaty or an executive agreement, and is not a signed document,” wrote Julia Frifield, the State Department assistant secretary for legislative affairs, in the November 19 letter.
  • Democrats push to prevent gun sales to terror-list suspects

    11/21/2015 10:03:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 21, 2015 3:24 AM EST | Alan Fram and Michael Biesecker
    Congressional Democrats are trying to build support for an effort to bar gun purchases by terror suspects, hoping to take advantage of the same public anxieties about security that gave Republicans a ringing House victory. The Democratic push seems likely to fall victim to opposition from the National Rifle Association and congressional gun-rights backers, chiefly Republicans, who have smothered firearms curbs for years. If the Republicans who control Congress block votes on the proposal, Democrats hope to profit politically by winning sympathy from angry voters. ...
  • DEBKAfile: Syria rebels: We have killed Al Qods Chief Soleimani

    11/14/2015 8:03:51 PM PST · by Dave346 · 40 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | November 14, 2015, 11:35 PM (IDT)
    Syrian rebel sources claimed Saturday night that they had killed Iranian al Qods chief, the commander of Iranian forces in Iraq and Syria, Gen. Qassem Soleiman, in the fighting east of Aleppo. This claim is not confirmed by any other sources. The rebels say they located the Iranian general’s movements by means of intelligence and struck his car with a TOW missile, killing him and three other Iranian commanders with him, Masoud Askari, Mahmud Dahakan and Ahmed Rajai. If this is confirmed it would count as a signal Syrian rebel feat.
  • Did FSB Bomb Metrojet?

    11/12/2015 2:10:52 PM PST · by lavaroise · 60 replies
    TRT NEWS ^ | Nov 7, 2015 | TRT NEWS
    Moscow, Russia – Suspicions grew over the official government story coming out of the Kremlin as Russian President Vladimir Putin and the FSB attempted to quell growing public anger and distrust in the wake of past false flag attacks. The FSB, a sinister security arm of the Russian regime, has a long history of carrying out shadowy attacks against its’ own citizenry in order to further their own military and geopolitical goals. One such series of attacks was the famed apartment bombings in Buynaksk, Moscow, & Volgodonsk of September 1999, which killed 307 Russian citizens, injured 1700 more, and was...
  • Report: Airport worker may have put bomb on Russian airliner

    11/06/2015 7:00:23 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | November 6, 2015 | Don Melvin
    As investigators pick through the rubble of a Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt's Sinai on Saturday, and as Western officials sift through their own intelligence reports, a report says Metrojet Flight 9268 may have been brought down by a bomb planted by an airport worker. The bomb could have been smuggled on board by someone working at the airport in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, the BBC is quoting UK intelligence as saying.
  • Reports: A Bomb Destroyed Russian Airliner

    11/05/2015 7:20:58 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/05/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Intelligence agencies say Islamic State may be telling the truth by claiming responsibility for the attack. U.S. and European intelligence agencies now believe that the Russian airliner downed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on the weekend was probably taken out by a bomb planted onboard by an Islamic State-affiliated terrorist group, according to media reports. The Russian airplane may have been attacked by Islamic State (a.k.a. ISIS, ISIL, and Daesh) because Russia is waging war against it.
  • Egypt flights on hold as UK says bomb may have caused Russian crash

    11/04/2015 9:49:27 AM PST · by McGruff · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 4, 2015 | Rowena Mason
    The British government has suspended all flights to the UK from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh after declaring it believes the Russian plane that crashed over Sinai may have been brought down by an explosive device. It is the first statement by any country that it believes a bomb or other device could have downed the flight, as Russian and Egyptian authorities investigate.
  • 'Media misleading by reporting that Iran implementing nuclear deal'

    11/03/2015 3:12:13 PM PST · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/03/2015 21:11 | ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
    MEMRI head Yigal Carmon: Not one centrifuge has been removed. Iranian worshipers in Tehran chant slogans during a protest against Saudi Arabia after Thursday's crush that killed 131 Iranians at the haj pilgrimage. The mainstream media are misleading the world into believing that Iran has accepted and is implementing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action that was agreed upon on July 14, a prominent Middle East expert who served in military intelligence and was an adviser to two prime ministers told The Jerusalem Post Tuesday. “The recent phenomenon in the Western media saying that Iran has accepted the nuclear deal...
  • A look at the potential causes of Russian plane crash

    11/02/2015 9:48:15 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 26 replies
    wbt 1110 am ^ | 11-2-2015 | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Airlines Writer
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) -- Investigators are still trying to determine what led to the sudden and catastrophic breakup of a Metrojet plane Saturday over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, just 23 minutes after the Russian-operated jetliner took off from the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.</p>
  • Iran considered nuclear weapons during 1980s Iraq war, ex-president says

    10/29/2015 8:11:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:04am EDT | Sam Wilkin
    Iran considered pursuing a nuclear deterrent when it began its nuclear program in the 1980s, during an eight-year war with Iraq, a former president has been quoted as saying. Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjanis comments comes at a sensitive moment, as Iran implements an agreement reached with world powers in July aimed at curbing its nuclear program, to allay Western fears it was trying to build an atomic bomb. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the United Nations nuclear watchdog, is investigating whether Irans nuclear program ever had a military application. It is due to issue a report by Dec. 15....
  • Senator Ted Cruz to 'Post': US should stop lecturing the Israelis

    10/21/2015 1:37:40 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/21/2015 18:07 | CAROLINE B. GLICK
    In preview of interview to be published in full Friday, US Senator and presidential contender issues scathing rebuke of Obama administration's handling of the Mideast conflict. Ahead of Secretary of State John Kerry's meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, US Senator and presidential contender Ted Cruz gave an interview to The Jerusalem Post in which he issued a scathing rebuke of the Obama administration's handling of the Palestinian conflict with Israel. Below are highlights of the interview. The full interview will be published Friday. Senator Cruz, How would you characterize the Obama administration's stewardship...
  • UAE to US lawmaker: We have a right to enrich uranium, too (nuclear arms race begins)

    10/15/2015 11:13:57 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    KRQE News ^ | October 15, 2015, 10:26 pm | DEB RIECHMANN
    WASHINGTON (AP) Amid fears of an atomic arms race in the Middle East, a senior United Arab Emirates official has told a top U.S. lawmaker that it too might seek the right to enrich uranium that Iran has asserted under the recently signed nuclear deal. The landmark Iran accord to curb its nuclear weapons in exchange for economic sanctions relief allows Tehran to enrich uranium. In barely noticed testimony last month, Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said the UAEs ambassador in Washington, Yousef al-Otaiba, had informed him in a telephone call that the...
  • Lifting sanctions imminent in two months (Iran)

    10/14/2015 10:35:49 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    MNA ^ | Oct. 14
    TEHRAN,Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ensured that sanctions would be removed in one or two months, in case all parties start implementing JCPOA. In a televised interview carried on the national Channel One in late Tuesday, President Rouhani introduced general dimensions of his new economic policies package, prospects over sanction removal, development of relations with foreign countries and security in the region. Given the issue of sanctions and their removal, the President ensured the sanctions would be removed, in case all parties start implementing JCPOA. One or two months later, sanctions will be lifted leading to new situations in the country,...
  • The Iranian Majlis Has Not Approved The JCPOA But Iran's Amended Version Of It

    10/13/2015 10:55:59 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    MEMRI ^ | October 13, 2015 | A. Savyon and Y. Carmon
    On October 13, 2015 the Iranian Majlis approved, by a majority of 161-59 with 13 abstentions, not the JCPOA but rather an Iranian amended version it. Paragraph 3 of the Majlis decision states that "the government will monitor any non-performance by the other party [to the agreement] in the matter of failing to lift the sanctions, or restoring the canceled sanctions, or imposing sanctions for any another reason, and will take steps to actualize the rights of the Iranian nation and to terminate the voluntary cooperation [this apparently refers to the Additional Protocol, which, according to the JCPOA, Iran will...
  • Iran says verdict reached on Washington Post correspondent

    10/11/2015 9:33:21 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 11 at 9:45 AM | Carol Morello
    An Iranian judiciary spokesman said Sunday that a verdict has been reached in the espionage case of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, though he offered no details and it was uncertain what the verdict is and whether there is a sentence. The ruling on this case has been issued, Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei said in a regularly scheduled televised news conference. There is still the possibility of this ruling being appealed, and it is not final. Weve seen the news reports concerning a verdict in the case of U.S. citizen Jason Rezaian, but have not yet seen any official confirmation or...