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  • Embattled Syria troops clash with IS in Deir Ezzor

    01/17/2017 4:25:56 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 21 replies
    Gulf Times ^ | 1-18-2017 | AFP/Beirut
    Syrian government forces clashed with Islamic State group fighters for a fourth day on Tuesday in an eastern city where a jihadist assault has left more than 100 dead, a monitor said. IS began a fierce attack Saturday on the remaining parts of Deir Ezzor under government control, and has managed to divide the city's eastern half from the west. It has also cut the supply route running from the city's key military airport, limiting the government's ability to bring in supplies and military reinforcements. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said on Tuesday that Syria's military and...
  • 2017 – “No Fear”… (Brietbart pic - McNaughton)

    01/17/2017 10:47:53 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 9 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 17, 2017 | by sundance
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  • Turkey faces financial disaster

    01/17/2017 5:46:40 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 30 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | 17 Jan 2017 (last modified) | Cengiz Candar
    Gauging the value of the Turkish lira against the US dollar has required the power of divination so far this year. Anxiety is high as Turks wait to see whether the lira will tumble more and reach the once-unimaginable level of 4 lira per $1. snip- Now, 4 lira to a dollar is entirely possible and is seen as a harbinger of the big financial crisis to come. snip- The data indicates Turkey will be facing an inevitable financial collapse or at least a severe economic crisis this year. Such a crisis will worsen the security situation in Turkey, which...
  • Staring Into Syria’s Diplomatic Fog

    01/15/2017 7:18:19 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    The Century Foundation ^ | January 06, 2017 | Aron Lund
    Syria enters 2017 in a state of diplomatic confusion. On December 30, a truce agreement brokered by Russia, Turkey, and Iran came into effect. It was endorsed by the UN Security Council on the following day and has been blessed by the United States, but war still rages in many areas of the country. Meanwhile, the gaze of the international community has turned to an unlikely location: Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, where Russia is trying to organize Syrian political negotiations backed by Turkey and Iran. The Astana meeting has been scheduled for January 23, before the resumption of the...
  • Iraqi palace of mirrors: Kurds block aid to Christian militia

    01/10/2017 3:59:55 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 56 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 01/01/2017 | William Murray
    The Christian town of Qaraqosh, Iraq, located on the Nineveh Plain, is in ruins. It is far worse than its appearance, which is bad enough. Other than a handful of volunteers to clean up the streets, and the 300 or so members of the Nineveh Protection Unit, or NPU, the town is deserted. The Christian town has enemies other than the ruthless Islamic State, or ISIS, which left it in ruins. Currently the Kurdish militia, the Peshmerga, is blocking aid to the NPU that guards the town, because the NPU is the Assyrian Christian militia. It is the only armed...
  • I Fought ISIS with the Kurds In Syria. This Is What It Was Like

    01/10/2017 7:49:16 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    The Tower ^ | January 2017 | Robert Amos
    I dropped out of school to join the fight against tyranny. I learned much more than I had expected. “The Jews and the Kurds, we are alone in the Middle East,” a fighter named Zagros told me as I was leaving Syrian Kurdistan. “Go back to Israel and tell the Kurdish Jews in Israel that they are welcome back here in Kurdistan.” I had been there for almost six months fighting ISIS alongside Kurdish soldiers. A year before, I had been a graduate student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem studying politics and sociology. But after I saw the horrible...
  • Was Friday's declassified report claiming Russian hacking of the 2016 election rigged?

    01/07/2017 5:05:12 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 36 replies
    Fox News - Opinion ^ | January 07, 2017 | Fred Fleitz
    Friday night, during her last show on Fox News, Megyn Kelly asked former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Pete Hoekstra whether he accepted the conclusion by 17 intelligence agencies in a recently released declassified report that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and that this interference came at the direction of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Hoekstra gave an answer many viewers of "The Kelly File" did not anticipate. He noted that the declassified report represents the views of only three intelligence agencies, not seventeen. Hoekstra also questioned why the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)...
  • When James Mattis Gave Away His Dinner

    01/07/2017 12:25:14 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Dec 31, 2016 | Frances Tilney Burke
    Character is often revealed in seemingly small gestures. Amid all the speculation about how retired Marine general James Mattis will manage to lead the behemoth called the Department of Defense, one personal experience I had a decade ago as a young staffer in the office of the Secretary of Defense sticks in my mind as a demonstration of Mattis's natural leadership ability. It was also an act of pure kindness I have never forgotten. After the invasion of Iraq in 2003, as large numbers of wounded warriors started to come home to the United States to recuperate at Walter Reed...
  • Caught On Tape: Gunman Shoots US Consular Official In Mexico

    01/07/2017 12:04:53 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Jan 7, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    AP reports that Mexican prosecutors said Saturday they are searching for a gunman who opened fire on, and wounded an official of the U.S. consulate in the western city of Guadalajara. While motive is unclear, the shooting appeared to be a direct attempt to kill the consular employee. As CBS reports, surveillance video of the attack shows the gunman following the official in a parking garage. The official, whose name was not released, was dressed in shorts. The attacker doesn’t appear to try to approach the official. Instead, the gunman waits for him to exit the parking garage and fires...
  • Trump Restaurant for Falafel: a Syrian Kurd names restaurant in Kobane after US President-elect

    01/04/2017 9:27:16 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    ARA News ^ | January 4, 2017 | Enwer Omar
    ARA NewsKobane – A Syrian Kurd opened a falafel restaurant in the city of Kobane, and decided to name it after the US President-elect Donald Trump.Walid Shekhi, 40, opened his “Trump Restaurant” last week in central Kobane, a city under reconstruction since the expulsion of ISIS militants nearly two years ago. Shekhi, a father of six, told ARA News that he named his restaurant after Tump for the US-led coalition’s key role in liberating his hometown from ISIS.“And I believe that the United States under Donald Trump will provide more support to the Kurds to fight and eventually eliminate Daesh terrorists,” he said, using...
  • New Restaurant now open in Kobani (from Kurdish friend in Syria)

    01/02/2017 4:45:05 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 53 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1-2-17 | AzadiRojava
    Rojava ‏@AzadiRojava 27m27 minutes ago Friends I say goodnight with this pic. Especially for my friend @TX_1. There's a restaurant now in Kobanî with the name:pic.twitter.com/enAb0wdL7o
  • Report: Trump team wants Netanyahu at inauguration

    01/01/2017 6:58:21 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 83 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/01/2017 | JPOST.COM Staff
    US President-elect Donald Trump's team has "aggressively courted" Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to attend the incoming president's January 20 inauguration, according to a report on Saturday by the New York Post. President-elect Donald Trump's transition team, led by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, has been pushing for Netanyahu to attend the January 20th festivities and for the two world leaders to meet before then, a source told the Post.
  • Aleppo: A tale of three cities

    12/27/2016 11:29:26 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Kurdish Question ^ | 12/27/2016 - 09:13 | Hawzhin Azeez
    Aleppo and the humanitarian crises has dominated international media in the past weeks. News articles with exceedingly dire headlines have increasingly dominated and many heart wrenching images have emerged of Regime brutality. Things, however, came to a head in a recent viral video of a woman called Eva Bartlett, a Canadian Journalist and ‘human rights activist’ speaking about the current situation in Aleppo. Bartlett states that she has been to Syria, including the war torn areas of Aleppo four times (how she managed to do this is soon to be answered) and that in her ‘experience’ the people of Aleppo and...
  • NATO Chief Auditor Yves Chandelon found dead in suspicious incident

    12/24/2016 8:02:25 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 46 replies
    Daily Sabah (Istanbul, Turkey) ^ | 12-24-16 | none cited
    Yves Chandelon, the chief auditor of NATO relating to terrorism financing and money laundering, has been found dead in his car in an incident that raises suspicions. 62-year-old Chandelon's death, resembling a suicide with a shot fired to his head, occurred on Dec. 16 and the body was found in his car the same day although the incident was largely kept away from the media. Belgian press started covering the incident on Dec. 21 as his family raised suspicions about his death. Despite Chandelon being left-handed, a gun was found in his right hand, and the gun was not one...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Facebook 'fact checker' who will arbitrate on 'fake news' is accused of defrauding..

    12/21/2016 6:47:58 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    Daily Mail Co. (UK) ^ | 21 December 2016 | Alana Goodman
    One of the websites Facebook is to use to arbitrate on 'fake news' is involved in a bitter legal dispute between its co-founders, with its CEO accused of using company money for prostitutes. Snopes.com will be part of a panel used by Facebook to decide whether stories which users complain about as potentially 'fake' should be considered 'disputed'. But the website's own troubles and the intriguing choice of who carries out its 'fact checks' are revealed by DailyMail.com, as one of its main contributors is disclosed to be a former sex-blogger who called herself 'Vice Vixen'. Snopes.com will benefit from...
  • BREAKING: Putin Goes to War… Tells Terrorists, You’re About “to Feel It”

    12/19/2016 4:41:56 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 243 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Dec 19, 2016 | Ben Marquis
    “A crime has been committed and it was without doubt a provocation aimed at spoiling the normalization of Russo-Turkish relations and spoiling the Syrian peace process which is being actively pushed by Russia, Turkey, Iran and others,” Putin declared. “There can only be one response – stepping up the fight against terrorism. The bandits will feel this happening.” While praising slain Ambassador Andrei Karlov, Putin also revealed that he is sending investigators to Turkey to work hand-in-hand with Turkish officials, proclaiming, “We must know who directed the killer’s hand,” according to Newsmax.
  • Andrey Karlov, Russian Ambassador to Turkey is shot and killed by Turkish police officer

    12/19/2016 10:43:46 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 87 replies
    Video of the moment Russian ambassador was shot in Ankara. feed source was on Twitter.
  • Energy Department Refuses to Provide Names to Trump Team

    12/14/2016 4:54:51 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 267 replies
    NBC (Washington) ^ | Dec 13, 2016 | AP
    The Energy Department said Tuesday it won't provide the names of staffers who worked on climate policy or other issues to President-elect Donald Trump's transition team, even as it pledges to cooperate with the incoming administration.
  • IS conflict: Turkish soldiers killed in Syria attack

    11/24/2016 7:15:27 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    BBC (UK) ^ | 24 November 2016 | none stated
    Three Turkish soldiers have been killed and 10 wounded in an attack in Syria, but reports differ about what happened.
  • Egyptian fighter jets arrive in Syria: report

    11/24/2016 6:47:38 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    Almasdarnews.com AMN ^ | 11-24-2016 | Leith Fadel
    DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:20 P.M.) - Egyptian fighter jets landed for the first time at the Hama Military Airport this week, the Lebanon-based As-Safir newspaper reported on Wednesday morning. As-Safir claims that these Egyptian fighter jets will participate in the ongoing military operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS), while also providing logistical support to the Syrian Arab Air Force (SAAYF). Al-Masdar contacted the Syrian Air Force to corroborate this report by As-Safir; however, no response has been received yet to verify the validity of this claim. Last month, several Egyptian military advisors traveled from Cairo to the...
  • Syrian Army and Kurdish YPG Launch Joint Operation East of Aleppo City

    11/24/2016 4:03:39 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    South Front ^ | 11/24/2016 | none stated
    The Syrian army and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) launched a joint military operation against the ISIS terrorist group east of Aleppo city on November 24. The joint forces reportedly liberated at least 2 villages in the area: Sheikh Kife and Nirbeh. Pro-government sources also argue that they liberated Juba and Halisah, but they had alredy been in the hands of YPG. Clashes between pro-government force and ISIS were also reported near Tal Shair. The joint advance of Syrian government and YPG forces took place following the recent escalations between them and Turkish-led forces across Syria. On November 23,...
  • Turkey Threat to Retaliate after Syrian Air Strike Kills Its Soldiers

    11/24/2016 3:42:00 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 39 replies
    South Front ^ | 11/24/16 | none stated
    Ankara said it will retaliate after three of its soldiers were killed in a suspected air strike by the Syrian Air Force in the province of Aleppo. The attack occurred last night during a Turkey-backed militants operation in northern Syria, the Turkish military said in a statement. 10 other soldiers were wounded in the air strike that it “assessed to have been carried out by Syrian regime forces”. No details about the location of air strike have been provided. “It is clear that some people are not happy with this battle Turkey has been fighting against Daesh (Islamic State). This...
  • Turkish forces in Syria near al Bad were hit with 2 airstrikes today

    11/24/2016 2:45:31 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    Twitter ^ | November 24, 2016 | Texas Fossil
    I was told via Direct Message that Turkish forces in al Bad in Syria were hit with 2 air strikes today. So far no one is admitting to doing it. But today is 1 year since Turkish aircraft shot down a Russian Aircraft in disputed territory near the border of Turkey and Syria. Coincidence? Guess we will see. I was told there were many casualties.
  • Putin Wall: "I prayed to build the temple" (via google translate)

    11/16/2016 12:42:54 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    Russian President Vladimir Putin, appeared yesterday at 2 after midnight, accompanied by a convoy of security personnel, members of the Russian and Israeli security, a quick visit to the Western Wall. Organization and preparedness alert for the arrival of Putin place late at night, there had been hasty, but the tension was palpable in the air humid Jerusalem. It was quick deployment and security standards, accompanied by a sudden the rare variety not meet every day, bodyguards accompanied by snipers, guns drawn and piercing eyes, and cold weather of the security team president himself only befitting of the world. Flash...
  • Report: 60 diplomatic passport holders, mostly soldiers, seeking asylum in Germany

    11/16/2016 4:02:07 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    Turkish Minute ^ | November 15, 2016 | TM
    According to a report in Deutsche Welle (DW) on Tuesday, most of the 60 Turkish diplomatic passport holders who are seeking asylum in Germany in the post coup period are military personnel who were representing Turkey at NATO. Given the fact that the military personnel at NATO have classified information regarding Turkey, which is a NATO ally, German officials are reportedly evaluating the applications with sensitivity. In an earlier report in October, German media said that 35 Turkish diplomatic passport holders had applied to Germany for political asylum. Today’s DW story gives this number as 60. However, it has emerged...
  • William Mason -- Unknown Genius, Gunsmith, Inventor

    11/13/2016 10:52:14 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    American Cowboy Chronicles ^ | November 11, 2016 | Tom Correa
    William Mason -- Unknown Genius, Gunsmith, Inventor Dear Friends, Every once in a while, I'll find someone who really needs to be talked about. And as my regular readers already know, I talk a lot about the real Old West and those who have contributed significantly to our history. And yes, as most of you know, I like talking about people who are not very well known. Yes, the unsung heroes, lawmen, great inventors, the pioneers who have taken a back seat to the more glamorized individuals made famous in Dime Novels, and later Hollywood. As for great American...
  • The Evil Hillary Clinton

    11/10/2016 5:47:06 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    American Cowboy Chronicles ^ | September 03, 2016 | By Jen Kuznicki
    49 abominable facts about Hillary the media won't tell you  By Jen Kuznicki September 03, 2016 If you listen to the news, the only real reporting being done about Hillary Clinton has to do with her email scandal. Even though she violated the Espionage Act, the FBI refused to prosecute. Her family’s foundation is under heavy scrutiny. But did you know these other important points about Hillary’s life-long run to the White House? Saul Alinsky During her college years at Wellesley, Hillary Clinton formed her political ideology as a close friend and confidant of Saul Alinsky, the Marxist firebrand who...
  • Egypt’s President Sisi Congratulates US President-elect Trump

    11/09/2016 8:44:19 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Egyptian Streets ^ | November 9, 2016 | none stated
    Egypt’s President Sisi Congratulates US President-elect Trump Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi sent his congratulations to Donald J. Trump, stating that Egypt is confident that cooperation will continue between Cairo and Washington DC.In a statement, President Sisi wished Trump the best of luck and success in the coming steps.Trump won the U.S. Presidential elections on Tuesday in what has been described as a major upset and potentially one of the biggest upsets in U.S. Presidential election history. The Republican President-elect met with President Sisi on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in September earlier this year.Following the meeting,...
  • Dunford, Turkish Leaders Create Long-term Plan Against ISIL in Raqqa

    11/07/2016 5:03:07 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    US Department of Defense ^ | Nov. 6, 2016 | Jim Garamone
    ANKARA, Turkey, Nov. 6, 2016 — U.S. and Turkish military leaders have hammered out a long-range plan for operations against ISIL in Syria. “The coalition and Turkey will work together on the long-term plan for seizing, holding and governing Raqqa,” Dunford said following his meetings.He noted that operations against the so-called capital of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have already begun, even as operations against the terror group continue Mosul in Iraq.Coordinate Operational PlanningDunford said he meet with Akar to coordinate operational planning in many areas, including operations against ISIL in Raqqa, operations in Mosul and...
  • Syngenta-ChemChina deal faces delay

    11/01/2016 6:59:25 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    Agriculture Wire (origninal article from Black Sea Grain) ^ | 1 November 2016 | UkrAgroConsult (original article)
    Although considerable progress has been made on the regulatory front concerning ChemChina’s $43 billion acquisition of Syngenta, the transaction now is not expected to close by the end of the year, said Erik Fyrwald, chief executive officer of Syngenta. “We achieved national security clearance from CFIUS in the U.S. and anti-trust clearance from a total of 11 regulatory authorities,” Fyrwald said during an Oct. 25 conference call with analysts. “The key outstanding anti-trust approvals are the E.U., for which we filed on Sept. 23, and the U.S., where we are ready to file, subject to updated feedback from the FTC,...
  • State police expand Indiana Voter Registration Project investigation to 57 counties

    10/06/2016 7:55:05 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 40 replies
    FOX 59 ^ | FOX59 Web
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Indiana State Police added 48 additional counties Thursday to an investigation into allegations of fraudulent voter application information in Indiana. The investigation originally involved nine counties, but has expanded to include many more. A total of 57 are now included. This week, police raided the business offices of the Indiana Voter Registration Project, 2425 North Meridian Street, Suite A, in downtown Indianapolis amid reports of fraud. Indiana voters should check the accuracy of their voter information by visiting this site. Updates to voter registration information can also be made from the same site, up to the date of...
  • Franklin Graham answered FBI's call to save lives, he testifies during Oregon standoff trial

    09/30/2016 4:54:57 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    The Orgonian (Oregon Live) ^ | September 29, 2016 at 7:28 PM | Maxine Bernstein
    Franklin Graham answered FBI's call to save lives, he testifies during Oregon standoff trial Maxine Bernstein | The Oregonian/OregonLive By Maxine Bernstein | The Oregonian/OregonLive Email the author | Follow on Twitter on September 29, 2016 at 12:48 PM, updated September 29, 2016 at 7:28 PM The Rev. Franklin Graham testified Thursday that he flew his own plane from North Carolina to Oregon in February to try to save lives, concerned about the four holdouts occupying a federal wildlife sanctuary as well as the FBI agents trying to get them to surrender. With no formal training, Graham said he relied...
  • Deputies: 2 kids, teacher shot at Townville Elementary School

    09/28/2016 12:46:31 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 30 replies
    FOX Carolina ^ | Wednesday, September 28, 2016 3:41 PM EDT | Dal Kalsi
    TOWNVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) - Anderson County deputies said a suspect was taken into custody after a shooting at Townville Elementary School, according to the according to the Anderson County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said two kids and an adult were shot. The students were airlifted to the Greenville Hospital System pediatric trauma unit and the teacher was taken to AnMed Health System. The SWAT team was mobilized and had deemed the school safe as of 3 p.m. Deputies believe the suspect, a teenager, acted alone.
  • We just got the clearest sign yet that Iran's military mastermind is calling shots in Iraq

    09/16/2016 9:20:27 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jun. 1, 2016 | Natasha Bertrand
    Photos appearing to show the leader of Iran's powerful Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani, liaising with Iraqi authorities near Baghdad have prompted speculation — and concern — over the role Iran and its proxies intend to play in driving ISIS out of Mosul and Fallujah. Soleimani's presence in Iraq amid two major counter-ISIS offensives — in Fallujah, 30 miles west of Baghdad, and in Mosul, further north — has unnerved those familiar with Iran's campaign to cultivate influence in the region through Shiite proxy militias, whose presence in Sunni-majority areas could provoke sectarian violence. Iraqi officials deny that the PMU is...
  • Apology Issued After Officers Raid Wrong Home (SWAT in Clifton, Colorado)

    09/16/2016 11:31:43 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 79 replies
    Denver CBS Local Channel 4 ^ | September 15, 2016 6:09 PM | CLIFTON, Colo. (CBS4)
    The incident happened on Tuesday at Coronado Court in the town of Clifton in Mesa County. Police said they thought they were targeting a methamphetamine operation and instead forcefully entered a couple’s condo with five children inside. Mesa County and Grand Junction SWAT members surrounded the condo and broke down the front door and destroyed windows as they breached the house.
  • FBI warned Clinton campaign of cyberattack by foreign government

    07/29/2016 1:08:48 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, July 28, 2016 | Victor Morton
    The FBI warned the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign in March that its computers had been the object of a foreign-government cyberattack, Yahoo News reported Thursday evening. However, according to Yahoo News, when the FBI requested that the Clinton team turn over email logs and staff addresses, the campaign’s lawyers refused.
  • Egypt marks new holiday amid violence in Sinai, near Libya

    07/02/2016 8:37:09 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    (AP) ^ | June 30, 2016 | HAMZA HENDAWI (Associated Press)
    CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt celebrated the army's 2013 overthrow of an Islamist president with a new national holiday on Thursday, a day that also saw a series of deadly militant attacks in Sinai and clashes with smugglers near the nation's porous border with Libya. In Cairo, warplanes flew overhead in honor of the holiday as supporters of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi - who as defense minister led the ouster of Mohammed Morsi three years ago - planned rallies later in the day. more detail at link.
  • If It Wasn’t For This CIA Officer, A Lot More People Would Have Died In Benghazi

    06/29/2016 6:57:59 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/28/2016 | Russ Reed
    Casualties sustained during the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, could have been much higher if it was not for the work of a mysterious CIA officer, according to an official report from the House Select Committee on Benghazi. The report, released Tuesday, noted that U.S. military support did not arrive to aid the small contingent of U.S. personnel defending the consulate during the attack. Instead, it was a militia made up of former Gaddafi loyalists known as Libyan Military Intelligence (LMI) that would come to the rescue of the U.S. officials several hours...
  • Exclusive Video: Veteran Forcibly Dragged from Air Force Ceremony for Mentioning God

    06/20/2016 6:09:18 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 43 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 20 Jun 2016 | Breitbart News
    When a veteran started offering traditional remarks at a military flag-folding ceremony, several uniformed airmen assaulted him, dragging him out of the room because his remarks mentioned God. Now First Liberty Institute lawyers representing retired Senior Master Sergeant Oscar Rodriguez are demanding that the U.S. Air Force apologize and punish those responsible or face a federal civil-rights lawsuit. For countless years, service members have given the “flag-folding speech” at military and civic events, including retirement ceremonies. Traditionally, this speech explains the colors, symbols, and history of the flag. The flag-folding speech also contains several religious references, including, “Let us pray...
  • What Chick-fil-A did after Orlando massacre should be flooding the news, but we know why it’s not

    06/14/2016 6:20:29 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 57 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | June 14, 2016 | Michael Dorstewitz
    The left-leaning news media are always Johnny-on-the-Spot to criticize Chick-fil-A because its owners happen to be pro-traditional marriage. But when it opens its heart (and its doors) in the wake of a national tragedy, they suddenly put their blinders on. On Sunday, following the bloody massacre at an Orlando nightclub that caters to gays, several nearby locations of the restaurant chain opened its doors to deliver sandwiches and drinks to police and EMTs at the crime scene, and to those donating blood. In case you think Chick-fil-A was profiting from a tragedy, think again. They accepted no payment for their...
  • The Secret History of Superdelegates

    06/13/2016 11:33:45 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Moyers & Company ^ | Branko Marcetic
    Just 712 Democratic officials will decide whether Clinton or Sanders wins the nomination. Documents show that's what the party planned all along. This post originally appeared at In These Times. Since its launch, a specter has haunted Bernie Sanders’ run for the Democratic nomination. It’s not his age, though at 74 he would be the oldest president in American history. And it’s not that he’s an avowed socialist, the label that a mere eight years ago was used to smear Barack Obama as a sinister, alien threat to the American way of life. Rather, it has been the so-called superdelegates...
  • Wiki CPUSA Presidential Tickets (Democrat Party Endorsement)

    06/13/2016 7:01:44 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Wiki Communist Party Presidential tickets ^ | June 13, 2016 | none stated
    Year President Vice-President Votes Percent Name Year President Vice-President Votes Percent Name 1924 William Z. Foster Benjamin Gitlow 38669 0.13% Workers Party of America 1924 William Z. Foster Benjamin Gitlow 38669 0.13% Workers Party of America 1928 William Z. Foster Benjamin Gitlow 48551 0.13% Workers (Communist) Party of America 1928 William Z. Foster Benjamin Gitlow 48551 0.13% Workers (Communist) Party of America 1932 William Z. Foster James W. Ford 103307 0.26% Communist Party USA 1932 William Z. Foster James W. Ford 103307 0.26% Communist Party USA 1936 Earl Browder James W. Ford 79315 0.17% 1936 Earl Browder James W....
  • Father of America's most deadly mass shooter wants top Afghan president job and had TV show where he

    06/12/2016 3:46:54 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    Daily Mail Co. UK ^ | 12 June 2016 | Alexandra Genova
    The father of mass shooter Omar Mateen, who opened fire at a Florida nightclub killing 50 people, is a strong supporter of the Afghan Taliban. Seddique Mateen is an Afghan man and also hosts the Durand Jirga Show on a channel called Payam-e-Afghan, which broadcasts from California. Dozens of videos are posted under his name on YouTube, where he speaks on a range of political subjects in the Dari language. One video shows him declaring his candidacy for the Afghan presidency.
  • Kevin James Loibl Shot & Killed Christina Grimmie Because She Was A Christian

    06/11/2016 7:18:54 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 77 replies
    Santa Monica Observer ^ | June 11, 2016 | Kristin Peach
    It is difficult to find motive in the insane ravings of a madman like Kevin James Loibl. But it has become increasingly apparent to police from an examination of Loibl's cell phone and computer records, that singer Christina Grimmie was murdered because of her outspoken Christian faith.
  • Israel to upgrade ties with NATO

    05/30/2016 8:23:16 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil
    Israel National News ^ | 5/4/2016, 1:07 PM | By Arutz Sheva Staff
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that Israel would upgrade its ties with the 28-member NATO military alliance by opening a permanent mission to its Brussels headquarters. "I declare that Israel will accept the invitation and open an office, in the near future," Netanyahu said at the start of a cabinet meeting. "The countries of the world want to cooperate with us because of our determined fight against terror, our technological know-how, our intelligence network and other things," his office quoted him as saying. The Israeli foreign ministry said in a statement late Tuesday that NATO had invited the...
  • The Battlefield Cross & Memorial Day

    05/29/2016 6:26:39 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    American Cowboy Chronicles ^ | May 28, 2016 | Tom Correa
    The Battlefield Cross Dear Friends, For me, Memorial Day has always been a very special day. Maybe it's because grew up being taught to respect our military and understand what they sacrifice. Maybe it's because I learned at a young age that those who fight for our liberty and freedoms, themselves live lives without many of the liberties and freedoms that civilians take for granted.  Of course, maybe it's because I knew of those who served and died in Vietnam. Maybe it's because I was in the last Operation during the fall of Saigon in those last days of...
  • 3 more bikers file federal civil suits over Twin Peaks arrests

    05/23/2016 7:12:29 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 56 replies
    Waco Tribune ^ | May 20, 2016 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    Three bikers arrested after the Twin Peaks shootout in Waco have joined the ranks of seven others who are suing McLennan County, Waco and state officials, alleging civil rights violations. Bradley Terwilliger, of Bastrop County, and Benjamin Matcek and Jimmy Dan Smith, both of Burleson County, are seeking unspecified damages in their lawsuit, filed Friday in a Travis County federal court. Like others before it, the lawsuit names McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna, Waco Police Chief Brent Stroman, Waco police Detective Manuel Chavez and an unnamed Department of Public Safety agent as defendants. Reyna did not return phone messages...
  • One Year After Shootout, Waco’s Bikers Struggle to Move On

    05/21/2016 4:08:54 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 52 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 17, 2016 | MANNY FERNANDEZ and DAVID MONTGOMERY
    WACO, Tex. — One year ago Tuesday, law enforcement officials here broke up one of the biggest and deadliest clashes of motorcycle gangs in the country. Gunfire erupted outside a Twin Peaks restaurant at a meeting of a regional coalition of motorcycle clubs after an altercation between two rival groups, the Bandidos and the Cossacks. So many bikers were arrested — nearly 200 — that officials used the Waco Convention Center for initial processing. Police have said that the bikers, who attacked one another and fired on police officers, were part of “a gang-oriented criminal element” that had brought a...
  • 'Outlaw bikers' open up about clubs, culture and deadly Waco shootout

    05/16/2016 7:27:22 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | May 15, 2016 | Ann O'Neill, Ed Lavandera
    >snip How this story was reported Bikers who might never have considered talking to outsiders before Waco recently spoke with CNN. Some were in the thick of the violence, others were hundreds of miles away. Most face serious prison time. CNN also obtained voluminous documentation, including witness statements, and hours of video evidence from Waco police dash cams, as well as a cameras police set up in the restaurant parking lot. CNN also obtained and reviewed videos from the Twin Peaks surveillance cameras. That evidence, along with interviews with experts and bikers from both clubs, form the basis of the...
  • It Begins: Attorney General Targets 90 Conservative Groups In Climate Change Racketeering Suit

    05/09/2016 4:51:05 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 62 replies
    Technocracy News ^ | May 4, 2016 | Lachlan Markay
    The attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands is targeting dozens of conservative and libertarian organizations in a racketeering lawsuit against climate change skeptics that has been widely described as an effort to silence political opponents. In a subpoena issued in March, the office of USVI attorney general Claude Walker demanded from Exxon Mobil copies of communications between the oil company and 90 different political and policy organizations “and any other organizations engaged in research or advocacy concerning Climate Change or policies.” The subpoena was part of a national, coordinated legal campaign by state attorneys general and left-wing advocacy groups...