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  • Egypt Backs Russian Strikes Against Terrorists in Syria

    10/04/2015 5:04:25 PM PDT · by marvel5 · 22 replies
    PressTV ^ | October 4, 2015 | PressTV
    Egypt says Russia’s anti-terror airstrikes in Syria will restrict the spread of terrorism and deal a major blow to the Daesh terrorist group in the violence-torn Arab country. “Russia’s entrance, given its potential and capabilities, is something we see is going to have an effect on limiting terrorism in Syria and eradicating it,” said Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in a televised interview broadcast on Saturday.
  • 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 Moscow’s 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...
  • Qaddafi Warns France: If I Go Down, You Will Be Flooded With "Millions Of Blacks" (2011)

    10/04/2015 12:24:12 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 51 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 7, 2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    Qaddafi's latest gambit: Convince the European public that they really want him to stick around, with all the stability that entails. "There are millions of blacks who could come to the Mediterranean to cross to France and Italy, and Libya plays a role in security in the Mediterranean."
  • Middle East would be more stable if Saddam, Gaddafi still in power: Trump

    10/04/2015 11:31:04 AM PDT · by Mariner · 157 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 4th, 2015 | by Emily Stephenson
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said on Sunday the Middle East would be more stable if Muammar Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein were still in power in Libya and Iraq, saying it's "not even a contest". Trump mentioned the countries in comparison to current efforts to drive Syrian President Bashar al-Assad out of power. "You can make the case, if you look at Libya, look at what we did there, it's a mess," Trump said on NBC. "If you look at Saddam Hussein with Iraq, look what we did there, it's a mess. It's going to be...
  • Gulf states plan military response as Putin raises the stakes in Syria

    10/04/2015 5:10:35 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 59 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 4, 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 Moscow’s 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...
  • Putin Reportedly Sending 150,000 Troops To Syria To Wipe Out ISIS

    10/04/2015 5:54:15 AM PDT · by Strategy · 168 replies
    The New Indian Express ^ | October 4, 2015 | By ANI
    LONDON: Russian President Vladimir Putin is reportedly sending 150,000 soldiers to Syria to wipe out the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). According to The Daily Star, he is apparently mounting an enormous military mission to take control of the terror group's stronghold of Raqqa. Raqqa is the self-declared capital of ISIS which is patrolled by as many as 5,000 jihadi members. Putin is set to mobilise 150,000 reservists whom he conscripted into the military earlier this week.
  • Egypt says Russia's intervention in Syria will counter terrorism

    10/03/2015 10:00:50 PM PDT · by Mariner · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 3rd, 2015 | by Eric Knecht
    Russia's intervention in Syria will curtail the spread of terrorism and help deal a fatal blow to Islamic State in the war-torn country, Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said on Saturday. Russia launched air strikes in Syria on Wednesday in its biggest Middle East intervention in decades, marking a dramatic escalation in a more than four-year-old civil war in which every major country in the region has a stake. "Russia's entrance, given its potential and capabilities, is something we see is going to have an effect on limiting terrorism in Syria and eradicating it," Shoukry said in a televised interview...
  • Obama: I’m Not Losing To Putin In Syria

    10/03/2015 3:33:30 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 96 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 10-2-2015 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama is pushing back against the idea that he’s been outmaneuvered in Syria by Russian President Vladimir Putin since the two met at the United Nations on Monday. Obama appeared frustrated by the suggestion during a press conference this afternoon, dismissing it as a notion only talked about in the Washington D.C. “Sometimes the conversation here in the Beltway differs from the conversation internationally,” Obama responded. Obama accused Putin of acting in Syria “out of weakness,” repeatedly referring to Russia’s weakening economy. He also compared his coalition to act against ISIS in Syria to Putin’s unilateral decision to prop...
  • Work on church honouring [sic] murdered Egyptian Copts to begin in days

    10/02/2015 11:54:48 AM PDT · by NRx · 5 replies
    Daily News Egypt ^ | 09-29-2015 | Emir Nader
    Work will begin in the coming days in Minya on a church that was planned to honour the deaths of 20 Egyptian Coptic Christians who died in a brutal sectarian attack by militants in Libya earlier this year. Plans and licences for the ‘Church of the Martyrs’ have been finalised to begin the work, head of the Samalout municipality in Minya said, as reported by MENA state news. Major General Gamal Mubaral Qinawy confirmed that the church will be built in the village of Al-Awar, in the district of Samalout. Qinawy said that work on the construction of the church...
  • Putin signs decree drafting 150,000 conscripts into the Russian military.....

    10/01/2015 9:33:50 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 50 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 1, 2015 | WILL STEWART and SIMON TOMLINSON
    Vladimir Putin has conscripted 150,000 new troops into the Russian army as the country unleashed a new wave of airstrikes in Syria - while and Iran and Islamist group Hezbollah prepare for a major ground offensive. Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria over the last ten days, backed by the country's Lebanese allies, Hezbollah, and rebel fighters from Iraq and Afghanistan, two Lebanese sources claimed today. One of the sources said the Iranian ground forces were 'soldiers and officers', not advisers, adding: 'We mean hundreds with equipment and weapons. They will be followed by more.' They are being...

    01/21/2015 11:34:40 AM PST · by bkopto · 75 replies
    Breitbart/UPI ^ | Jan 21, 2015 | staff
    The mummy masks of ancient commoners are a treasure trove of classical and religious documents — Christian scripture, Phoenician histories, Greek poetry. While the rich and royal members of ancient Egyptian society were buried in mummy masks of flaked gold and other precious metals, common people were forced to construct theirs with recycled pieces of paper. Recently, archaeologists found what they believe to be the world’s oldest piece of scripture in the mask of mummy from the first century. Researchers say the new scrap of spiritual papyrus is a portion of the the Gospel of Mark, the second chapter of...
  • Saudi Arabia Seizes Iranian Ship "Laden With Missile Launchers, Anti-Tank Weapons"

    09/30/2015 3:43:24 PM PDT · by amorphous · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 30 Sep 2915
    With Syria making national headlines on a daily basis, it’s easy to forget about the Middle East’s other proxy war raging in Yemen. For months, a Saudi-led coalition has been battling Iran-backed militants for control of the country which was effectively wrested from Mansour Hadi earlier this year when the Sauid-backed President was forced to flee to Riyadh as the Houthis advanced on Aden. Sadly, Yemen has since descended into chaos, an embarrassment for the Obama administration which just a little over a year ago held the country up as an example of Washington’s successful counterterrorism efforts (no mention was...
  • 'World will hear Israel's view on Iran deal aftermath' (Netanyahu's UN speech 12pm Thursday)

    09/30/2015 11:52:40 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | Wednesday September 30, 2015 | Shlomo Cesana
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flies to New York ahead of U.N. address on Thursday • "Each time that I address the U.N. I feel the privilege and great honor of telling the truth before the world on behalf of the citizens of Israel," Netanyahu says. During his address to the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will make the case against the nuclear deal world powers reached with Iran in July and sound the alarm on Islamic extremism, both in Israel and beyond. Netanyahu, who spoke with reporters at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Tuesday shortly before departing...
  • Abbas: Palestinians No Longer Committed to Oslo Accords

    09/30/2015 11:06:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 9/30/2015, 7:40 PM | Ari Soffer and Ari Yashar
    Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Mahmoud Abbas has announced that the PA is no longer committed to the 1994 Oslo Accords. In his UN General Assembly address Wednesday evening, Abbas wasted no time attacking Israel from the podium in New York. He began by repeating calls for a “two-state solution,” and condemning Israeli “settlements” in Judea and Samaria, as well as the blockade of Gaza. …
  • Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority President, Says He’s No Longer Bound by Oslo Accords

    09/30/2015 12:50:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 30, 2015 | Rick Gladstone and Jodi Rudoren
    Demonstrating a new level of tension with Israel, President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority declared Wednesday that it was no longer bound by the Oslo Peace Accords and subsequent agreements that formed the basis for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In his annual General Assembly speech, Mr. Abbas accused Israel of having violated these pacts, which date back two decades and outline security, economic and other arrangements in the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel during and after the 1967 war. He asserted that there was no reason that the Palestinians should remain faithful to them as long...
  • What Is an Islamic Caliphate and Why Did ISIS Make One?

    09/30/2015 12:59:46 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 16 replies ^ | June 30, 2014 | Adam Chandler
    The Sunni extremist group currently wreaking havoc across Syria and Iraq announced it has established an Islamic caliphate across the two countries. Here's what you need to know.
  • Russian air strikes hit three Syrian provinces (Rus Orthodox Church calling it a “holy battle”)

    09/30/2015 11:24:54 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 155 replies ^ | 30 Sep 2015 16:38 | AFP
    <p>Warplanes have carried out air strikes in Hama, Homs and Latakia in what Russia's powerful Orthodox Church has termed a "holy battle".</p> <p>“Russian and Syrian airplanes carried out numerous strikes today against terrorist positions in Hama, Homs and Latakia provinces,” according to a Syrian security source.</p>
  • Obama grabbed his ankles as Putin took over Syria

    09/30/2015 7:09:25 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 13 replies ^ | 9/30/15 | Steve Berman
    President Obama and Russian Czar President Vladimir Putin went into a room at UN headquarters mano a mano and whatever happened behind those closed doors, one man came out the victor.  And it wasn’t Obama. Putin took over Syria, and that’s that. Charles Krauthammer blamed it on the “utter passivity of the United States,” that has allowed ISIS to attract 7,000 new jihadis in the last few months alone.  Some of them are from the U.S., and some of them are from Russia.  While we hand-wring our way into irrelevance, Russia is determined never to let ISIS fighters back into their country. "The irony...
  • Only Assad Truly Fighting Islamic State, Putin Says

    09/30/2015 8:54:22 AM PDT · by xzins · 87 replies
    Assyrian International News Agency ^ | 2015-09-29 | Michael Wilner
    NEW YORK -- Defending Bashar Assad as the only "legitimate" leader of the Syrian state, Russian President Vladimir Putin recommitted Moscow's support to his government on Monday in a speech to the United Nations. In his first address to the assembly hall in a decade, Putin chided western powers for their efforts to undermine Assad, who has presided over a country now four and a half years enmeshed in violent civil war. According to the UN, over 210,000 Syrians have died since 2011, and half of the country's population has been displaced. "We should finally acknowledge that no one but...
  • Kerry rebuffs Russian demand, says US airstrikes in Syria ‘will continue’

    09/30/2015 12:04:57 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 47 replies ^ | 9/30/15 | Jennifer Griffin/Lucas Tomlinson/ap
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday rebuffed Russia's demand that U.S. warplanes leave Syrian airspace to make way for their own airstrikes, saying coalition forces are not going anywhere. "These strikes will continue," Kerry said. Kerry spoke at a United Nations Security Council meeting chaired by his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, with whom he reportedly spoke before the meeting. The meeting followed a dramatic escalation in the Syrian conflict, as Russia began bombarding opposition targets inside the country. Speaking in New York, Kerry said he was prepared to welcome Russia's actions if they are directed only at the Islamic...
  • A Rare 1,500 Year Old Mosaic was Discovered that Depicts Ancient Streets and Buildings in Egypt

    09/30/2015 12:14:44 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Israel Antiquities Authority ^ | September 29th, 2015 | unattributed
    A 1,500 year old mosaic, depicting a map with streets and buildings, was exposed about two years ago in archaeological excavations the Israel Antiquities Authority conducted together with school children and employees from the Qiryat Gat Industrial Park... This extraordinary mosaic served as the floor of a church dating to the Byzantine period. It was removed from the site for the purpose of conservation and was recently returned to its permanent location in the industrial park. The mosaic will be revealed to the public for the first time at the “Factories from Within” festival to be held October 1, during...
  • Ya'alon Hints Russia 'Shouldn't Test' Israel in Syria

    09/29/2015 3:16:11 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/9/15 | Uzi Baruch
    "On the northern border, in Syria, there has been unrest for four years now,” said Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon Tuesday. “Despite this, we have been able to keep this threat away from the residents of the Golan Heights and the North. "We have been following a very clear policy,” he added. “In this matter, we are intolerant toward any breach of our sovereignty. There are other developments in Syria, as well, like the Russian presence and the Iranian presence. That is in northern Syria. But we made clear to the Russians that we have no intention of abandoning our ability...
  • The World's Oldest Papyrus and What It Can Tell Us About the Great Pyramids

    09/29/2015 12:38:02 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 33 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | Monday, September 28, 2015 | Alexander Stille
    Astonishingly, the papyri were written by men who participated in the building of the Great Pyramid, the tomb of the Pharaoh Khufu, the first and largest of the three colossal pyramids at Giza just outside modern Cairo. Among the papyri was the journal of a previously unknown official named Merer, who led a crew of some 200 men who traveled from one end of Egypt to the other picking up and delivering goods of one kind or another. Merer, who accounted for his time in half-day increments, mentions stopping at Tura, a town along the Nile famous for its limestone...
  • Egypt Orders KA-52 Combat Helos, Considers MiG-35s

    09/28/2015 7:00:49 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 6 replies
    AIN Online ^ | 28 September 2015 | Vladimir Karnozov
    Egypt awarded Russian arms vendor Rosoboronexport a contract for 50 Kamov Ka-52 Alligator combat helicopters, according to Russian media reports. Details of the transaction remained scarce, but it is thought that some of the Egyptian helicopters are maritime version Ka-52K Katran, which was unveiled earlier this year. The Katran may equip the two Mistral class landing ships that were built by DCNS/STX France for Russia. France stopped delivery after joining the sanctions regime against Russia for its annexation of Crimea. Almost the same day the Ka-52 deal became public, Egypt was revealed as the buyer of the ships. Russian sources...
  • Saudi royal calls for regime change in Riyadh

    09/28/2015 11:31:10 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 11 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | 9-28-2015 | Hugh Miles
    A senior Saudi prince has launched an unprecedented call for change in the country’s leadership, as it faces its biggest challenge in years in the form of war, plummeting oil prices and criticism of its management of Mecca, scene of last week’s hajj tragedy. The prince, one of the grandsons of the state’s founder, Abdulaziz Ibn Saud, has told the Guardian that there is disquiet among the royal family – and among the wider public – at the leadership of King Salman, who acceded the throne in January.
  • AP Interview: Egypt’s leader says country in ‘ferocious war’

    09/27/2015 12:32:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 27, 2015 1:44 AM EDT | Edith M. Lederer and John Daniszewski
    Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said in an interview that the Mideast region needs to cooperate to defeat a worsening terrorist threat that has led to a “ferocious war” in Egypt and created the danger of some countries “sliding into failure.” In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press Saturday night, el-Sissi also said that Syria should not be divided after its civil war, that the Egyptian military needs to be “augmented” to defeat terrorists fighting in the Sinai and Western Desert, and that efforts should be renewed to solve the Palestinian issue and expand Egypt’s nearly 40-year-peace with Israel to...
  • The Fall of Al Jazeera America

    06/17/2015 6:20:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/17/15 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Muslim Brotherhood and Al Jazeera America were undone by their own hubris. There’s a lesson there, but Qatar’s arrogant rulers aren’t likely to learn it. When Al Jazeera America was announced, the Qatari propaganda network was riding high. Once known as a dump for Al Qaeda videos, the Arab Spring had allowed the House of Thani to project its power across the region, toppling governments and replacing them with its Muslim Brotherhood allies. Qatar had been notorious for its ties to Al Qaeda, but those connections had done little for the oil-rich oligarchy. The Muslim Brotherhood however handed Egypt...
  • France sells 2 disputed Mistral warships to Egypt after Russia deal derailed

    09/23/2015 5:24:52 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 23, 2015
    PARIS – France says it is selling two Mistral-class warships originally intended for Russia to Egypt instead. In a statement Wednesday, the French president's office said Egypt would buy both ships. No price was given. France agreed to refund 950 million euros ($1 billion) already paid by Russia after Paris canceled the sale, which was supposed to be the biggest arms sale ever by a NATO country to Russia but was detailed by the Ukrainian crisis. Egypt also purchased 24 advanced fighter jets from France earlier this year for nearly $6 billion, as it sought international help to bomb Islamic...
  • Egypt approves Radar for Nefertiti Tomb Quest

    09/22/2015 10:03:35 PM PDT · by SteveH · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9/22/2015 | Maram Mazen
    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian official says the Antiquities Ministry has given initial approval for the use of non-invasive radar to verify a theory that Queen Nefertiti's crypt may be hidden behind King Tutankhamun's 3,300-year-old tomb in the famous Valley of the Kings.
  • Israeli, Russian Armies to Form Joint Committee on Syria Actions

    09/22/2015 1:29:18 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 59 replies ^ | Sep 22, 2015 3:05 AM | Gili Cohen
    Israeli, Russian Armies to Form Joint Committee on Syria Actions Committee will coordinate naval and aerial activities, military chiefs agree in Moscow meeting. Gili Cohen Sep 22, 2015 3:05 AM The Israeli and Russian militaries will form a joint committee to coordinate their activities in Syria, Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot and his Russian counterpart Valery Gerasimov agreed in a meeting in Moscow on Monday evening. The committee, which will be headed by the countries' deputy chiefs of staff, would coordinate both naval and aerial activities, as well as electro-magnetic activities, to avoid interference in electronic warfare, a...
  • Mount Sinai Was A Volcano In Saudi Arabia, Says Scientist (Exodus)

    06/12/2003 6:15:39 PM PDT · by blam · 101 replies · 3,974+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-13-2003 | Roger Highfield
    Mount Sinai was volcano in Saudi Arabia, says scientist By Roger Highfield Science Editor (Filed: 13/06/2003) Mount Sinai, where Scripture says Moses received God's Law, is located in Saudi Arabia, not Egypt's Sinai Peninsula - moving a key site for Judaism into the nation where Islam was founded, according to a Cambridge professor. Science also backs traditional beliefs that the Israelites' exodus from Egypt was led by Moses, roughly the way that the Bible tells it, according to Prof Colin Humphreys of Cambridge University. Prof Humphreys, a churchgoing Baptist and materials scientist, outlines his ideas in his forthcoming book: The...
  • What's With The Emails To Hillary From Secret Spook Sid Blumenthal?

    04/10/2015 8:00:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 4-10-15 | Dick Morris
    Revelations from emails purloined by a Romanian hacker show that Hillary Clinton was being secretly advised about Libya -- before and after the Benghazi terrorist attack -- by an off-the-shelf private spook group associated with controversial former Clinton confidante Sydney Blumenthal that claimed to be helping the Libyan opposition and considered placing ground operatives near the border. What's this all about? It's not completely clear, but apparently the goal of the rogue group, which included a former high level CIA covert operative and a former U.S. General, was, at the very least, to gather and provide sensitive reports to the...
  • What Will AIPAC Do Now?

    09/20/2015 6:49:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | September 20, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    When Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) became the 34th vote in favor of the Iran Deal, it was touted as sealing the support for the President Obama’s signature foreign policy initiative. It was fascinating for two reasons. First, that such a major policy was being adopted despite bi-partisan rejection. Second, the analysis started to flow of how the powerful lobbying organization, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), had lost such a major political battle. More importantly, what will AIPAC do now that the deal has been backhandedly approved? Once the Iran deal was approved by the negotiators many supporters of Israel...
  • Killing of Mexican Tourists in Egypt: How Did the Tragedy Happen?

    09/19/2015 10:51:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Al Alarabiya ^ | Friday, 18 September 2015 | Sonia Farid
    The killing of 12 people, eight of whom were Mexican nationals, in Egypt’s Western Desert is an incident like no other for several reasons. Egypt has seen cases of terrorists killing tourists, and security forces killing terrorists. But this time it was security forces killing tourists. The reason for the attack, which also injured six other Mexicans, and four Egyptians, is that security forces mistook the tourists, their guides and drivers for militants. The controversy was taken to another level when victims were said to have ventured into a restricted area. Each relevant state authority absolved itself of contributing to...
  • Why in the World Does Egypt Want French Mini-Carriers?

    09/19/2015 8:09:55 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    War is Boring ^ | September 18, 2015 | Paul Iddon
    Egypt’s military junta is going on a shopping spree for weapons. Remember those French amphibious assault ships originally intended for Russia that are now sitting out to dry? Cairo’s generals have their eyes on them, too. The French-built Mistral-class amphibious assault ship, or helicopter carrier, is a formidable vessel. Capable of carrying 16 helicopters, four landing barges and an entire tank battalion along with about 450 troops, these vessels give the state which owns them a substantial ability to project air and ground power far from its shores. France has built five of these warships to date, two of which...
  • Patterns of Evidence: Exodus

    09/18/2015 10:55:56 PM PDT · by amorphous · 37 replies
    Thinking Man Films ^ | Released August 4, 2015 | Timothy P. Mahoney
    What is the validity of history found in the Bible? Is it fact or fiction? What does the hard evidence really have to say about the foundational story of the Old Testament: the Exodus out of Egypt? An in-depth investigation by documentary filmmaker Timothy Mahoney searches for answers to these questions amid startling new finds that may change traditional views of history and the Bible. Filmmaker Timothy Mahoney begins with the question, “Is the Bible just a myth, or did the archaeologists get it wrong?” He decides to tackle this issue with a deliberate scientific approach. After examining the details...
  • Egyptian billionaire: I found the island the island I want to buy for refugees

    09/18/2015 9:57:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    CNN Money ^ | September 16, 2015 | Ivana Kottasova
    An Egyptian billionaire's offer to buy an island for refugees is closer to becoming reality...
  • Blame Hillary, Says Obama, As He Passes the Buck

    09/18/2015 1:21:52 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 13 replies
    Eric On The Radio ^ | 9/18/2015 | Erick Erickson
    Barack Obama is the Steve Urkel of American politics. “Did I do that?” he whines. No, it is not his fault. If you have not heard, Barack Obama came up with a brilliant plan to fight ISIS. Instead of actually just blowing them up, he decided to spend the time training Syrian rebels. All sorts of people ridiculed his plan. And now, after millions and millions of dollars spent, there are only four or five trained fighters. This is the Obama government — a few million dollars per rebel trained is like an Obamacare investment. Perhaps these four or...
  • Barack Obama is a Moral Coward and Fluffer of Totalitarians

    09/18/2015 1:17:12 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 24 replies
    Eric On The Radio ^ | 9/18/2015 | Erick Erickson
    President Obama has decided to greet Pope Francis with transgendered activists, the first gay Episcopal Bishop who is now already divorced, and activist Catholic nuns. The Vatican is not happy about it and is pushing back. “ On the eve of Pope Francis’s arrival in the U.S., the Vatican has taken offense at the Obama administration’s decision to invite to the pope’s welcome ceremony transgender activists, the first openly gay Episcopal bishop and an activist nun who leads a group criticized by the Vatican for its silence on abortion and euthanasia. The Obama Administration is no doubt thrilled to...
  • Russia Calls on Other Nations to Help Arm Syrian Government

    09/11/2015 9:36:35 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 12 replies ^ | Sep 11, 2015, 11:53 AM ET | nataliya vasilyeva
    Russia Calls on Other Nations to Help Arm Syrian Government By nataliya vasilyeva, associated press MOSCOW — Sep 11, 2015, 11:53 AM ET Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday called on world powers to help arm the Syrian army, describing it as the most efficient force against the Islamic State group. ...snip... You cannot defeat Islamic State with air strikes only," Lavrov said. "It's necessary to cooperate with ground troops and the Syrian army is the most efficient and powerful ground force to fight the IS." Lavrov insisted that by sending weapons to Syria, Russia is not propping up...
  • Russian led Syrian jets pound Islamic State-held areas for second day

    09/18/2015 8:49:57 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 36 replies ^ | Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:37am EDT | Tom Perry; Writing by Sylvia Westall and John Davison; Additional reporting by Phil Stewart in Washi
    World | Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:37am EDT Related: World, Russia, Syria Syrian jets pound Islamic State-held areas for second day BEIRUT Syrian army jets carried out at least 25 air strikes on the Islamic State-held city of Palmyra on Friday, a group monitoring the war said, the second intense bombardment in two days of territory held by the militants. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it was one of the most sustained government bombardments of Palmyra. On Thursday, Syrian jets had carried out at least 12 air strikes on Raqqa, Islamic State’s de facto capital in the north....
  • Russia Says It May Send Troops Into Combat In Syria As A Worried Netanyahu Heads To Moscow

    09/18/2015 7:37:11 AM PDT · by Wilderness Conservative · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9/18/15
    On Thursday evening, we detailed a Reuters report which suggested that the influx of Russian technical and logistical support to Bashar al-Assad’s depleted army at Latakia might have breathed new life into the regime as it seeks to rout Islamic State and a whole host of other armed groups fighting for control of Syria. “Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said on Thursday Russia had provided new weapons and trained Syrian troops how to use them,” Reuters said, before describing what certainly sounds like an invigorated air campaign against the de facto ISIS capital at Raqqa. Importantly, al-Moualem also indicated that Syria...
  • Trolls on tour: how Kremlin money buys Western journalists

    09/17/2015 1:58:13 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 7 replies
    Euromaidan Press ^ | 2015/08/20 | Kentrails Research collective
    In the summer of 2014, a photographic exhibition on the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria appeared in Berlin and Brussels. Its advertising promised to present a “balanced, truthful picture.” The organizers meticulously disguised their identities. At the same time, they offered huge amounts of money to Western journalists without mentioning the conditions. The Kentrails research collective, an antifascist watchgroup, has researched the exhibition’s background and uncovered a propaganda network in which Russian right-wing extremists collaborate with the Kremlin-associated St. Petersburg “troll factory” in an attempt to impact the Western public.
  • Netanyahu Promises 'New Standard of Deterrence'

    09/15/2015 4:34:39 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/9/15
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu held an emergency security meeting at his office in Jerusalem on Tuesday night, after the wave of terror attacks in Jerusalem over the Rosh Hashanah holiday including massive riots on the Temple Mount and a lethal rock attack. "We will fight through all means necessary against rock throwers, firebomb and pipe bomb throwers, and those who shoot fireworks to harm citizens and police officers," said Netanyahu. "On the eve of the holiday it was again proven that rock throwing can kill," he added. "These activities will meet a very strong response of punishment and prevention. We...
  • Putin Defends Russian Military Aid to Syria

    09/15/2015 11:21:33 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 15, 2015 | By ANDREW E. KRAMER
    MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin on Tuesday forcefully defended Russia’s military assistance to Syria, describing it as aid for a government fighting “terrorist aggression” and saying the migrant crisis in Europe would be far worse without it. The United States has expressed concern about a recent Russian airlift to Syria that is believed to have included military hardware and soldiers. “If Russia had not supported Syria, the situation in this country would have been worse than in Libya,” Mr. Putin said, and the flood of refugees would have been even higher.” Pentagon officials say that Russia has sent some...
  • Exclusive: China trying to undercut Germany on submarine offer to Egypt

    09/16/2015 12:33:23 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    China is trying to sell two submarines to Egypt that are cheaper than vessels on offer from Germany, industry sources told Reuters, as Beijing looks to expand weapons exports beyond its traditional customer base in Asia. Beijing has sought to undercut Western submarine makers on price and by offering attractive export-credit terms for sales in Asia, the sources said. It has won deals with Pakistan and Bangladesh so far. China displaced Germany as the world's third-largest arms exporter, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said in March, though nearly 70 percent of those weapons went to Pakistan, Bangladesh and...
  • In Egypt, Muslim soldiers slaughtering their Christian platoon mates

    09/14/2015 6:44:58 AM PDT · by Hombre Malevo · 6 replies
    PJmedia ^ | 09/082015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    On August 23, a Coptic Christian soldier was killed in his army unit in Egypt. Baha Saeed Karam, 22, was found with four bullet wounds at the headquarters of his battalion in Marsa Matruh. Although transferred to a hospital in Alexandria, he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
  • Egypt says 12 Mexican tourists killed by security forces in accidental shooting

    09/14/2015 4:32:41 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 18 replies
    Fox News and AP ^ | 14 Sep 15 | AP Staff
    <p>At least 12 people were killed and 10 injured in Egypt's southwestern desert Sunday when security forces mistakenly fired on a group of Mexican tourists, Egyptian officials said.</p> <p>The Mexican Foreign Ministry confirmed the incident and said at least two of the dead were Mexican nationals. It said in a statement that the victims were still being identified, and Foreign Ministry personnel were working with the families of the victims.</p>
  • Egyptian security forces shoot at Mexican tourist convoy, kill 12: statement

    09/13/2015 5:47:47 PM PDT · by windcliff · 34 replies ^ | 9-13-15 | Ahmed Mohamed Hassan and Ahmed Tolba
    Egypt's police and military killed 12 Egyptians and Mexicans and injured 10 when they accidentally shot at a Mexican tourist convoy whilst engaging militants in the country's western desert, the ministry of interior said on Monday. "A joint force from the police and military, whilst chasing terrorist elements in the oasis area of the western desert tonight, accidentally engaged four four-wheel drives belonging to a Mexican tourist group," the ministry said in a statement.
  • Sisi asks oil minister to form Cabinet in midst of graft probe

    09/13/2015 4:10:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies ^ | Sep. 14, 2015 | 12:10 AM
    CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi asked Oil Minister Sherif Ismail over the weekend to form a new Cabinet within one week after the government submitted its resignation, a statement from the presidency said. The office of the president said he accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab and his Cabinet but that the ministers would continue to serve until a new body is appointed. Ismail will likely be appointed the new prime minister, replacing Mahlab. An engineer who held senior posts at several state-run energy firms, Ismail is seen as one of the best performing ministers. Prior to handing...