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  • Donald Trump was right "Islamic attacks on the Vatican"

    04/28/2016 1:14:49 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 3 replies
    reuters ^ | 4/28/16
    Italian police issued arrest warrants on Thursday for six people suspected of conspiring to join Islamic State, and court documents said three of them had been discussing possible attacks on the Vatican and the Israeli embassy in Rome. Four of the suspects - a couple living near Lake Como, a 23-year-old-man and a woman, all of them Moroccans - were detained in Italy on Thursday, Milan prosecutor Maurizio Romanelli told a news conference. The other two - a Moroccan man and his Italian wife - left Italy last year, traveled to Iraq and Syria and are still on the loose,...
  • this makes me wonder who are they "U.S-backed Syrian fighters"

    04/28/2016 1:10:44 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 1 replies
    reuters ^ | 4/28/16
    Fierce clashes between U.S.-backed Syrian fighters and insurgent groups north of Aleppo killed dozens of combatants, a spokesman and a monitoring group said on Thursday. The Syria Democratic Forces alliance, which includes the powerful Kurdish YPG militia, has been fighting insurgents, some also supported by foreign states via Turkey, in northern Aleppo province for several months. Washington, which is leading an aerial campaign against Islamic State, supports the SDF in the separate fight against the jihadists around areas they control farther east. The YPG has proved the most effective partner on the ground for the U.S.-led campaign. SDF spokesman Talal...
  • Islamic State turns to selling fish and cars

    04/28/2016 1:04:03 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 8 replies
    reuters ^ | 4/28/16
    Islamic State earns millions of dollars a month running car dealerships and fish farms in Iraq, making up for lower oil income after its battlefield losses, Iraqi judicial authorities said on Thursday. Security experts once estimated the ultra-radical Islamist group's annual income at $2.9 billion, much of it coming from oil and gas installations in Iraq and Syria. The U.S.-led coalition has targeted Islamic State's financial infrastructure, using air strikes to reduce its ability to extract, refine and transport oil and so forcing fighters to reportedly take significant pay cuts. Yet the militants, who seized a third of Iraq's territory...
  • Russia, India Strengthen Ties With War Games

    04/28/2016 12:40:27 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 4 replies
    trunews.com ^ | 04/28/2016 | trunews.com
    Russia, India Strengthen Ties With War Games Russia and India have agreed to hold joint war games involving all military branches this year. The agreement was signed in Vladivostok, with further details scheduled to be discussed next month. Consultations on the biggest of the three drills, Indra-2016, will be held in May, the head of the Russian Defense Ministry’s Eastern Military District’s press service said on Thursday. “A joint protocol was signed in Vladivostok to hold the first planning conference for the Indra-2016 joint exercises,” Captain Roman Martov said, as cited by RIA Novosti. The two sides will set the...
  • Oops! Suicide bomber detonates vest early, kills 8 other terrorists

    04/28/2016 11:37:54 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 46 replies
    India Today ^ | 4/27/16 | Vishakha Saxena
    In a scene straight out of a Hollywood film, a Taliban fighter detonated his suicide vest by mistake, killing himself and his eight colleagues without a single civilian casualty. The militants were reportedly working for Mullah Wali, a Taliban commander, British tabloid The Sun reported. The group had planned a devastating attack on the northern Afghan city of Kunduz. The paper quoted the Afghan Ministry of Interior as saying the jihadis were all wearing suicide vests, and appeared to be plotting a coordinated attack. On their way to Kunduz something went wrong and one of the fighters appears to have...
  • Trump's foreign policy speech left experts puzzled or appalled

    04/28/2016 11:17:56 AM PDT · by SteveH · 108 replies
    the fiscal times ^ | april 28 2016 | rob garver
    Donald Trump gave an amazing speech about his approach to US foreign policy on Wednesday, at least according to Donald Trump. At an event sponsored by the Center for the National Interest, the Republican presidential frontrunner delivered a 5,000-word speech touching on his criticisms of the Obama administration’s approach to national security, the need to whip US allies into shape, and promised that he alone can restore what he described as the lost standing of the US in world affairs. A Trump foreign policy would eschew “nation building” but would still somehow promote stability worldwide. It would teach our allies...
  • Labour head's charity funds Palestinian terror incitement (UK)

    04/28/2016 11:17:10 AM PDT · by Lera
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/28/2016 | Ari Yashar
    Interpal - outlawed group heavily backed by Jeremy Corbyn - exposed funding Gaza festival in which 7-year-old girl 'stabs Jews.' An horrific children's play in which a seven-year-old Palestinian girl "stabbed Jews" took place at a recent event partly funded by Interpal, a UK charity supported by Labour party head Jeremy Corbyn and MPs of his party, reports the UK Daily Mail on Thursday. Footage of the play, in which the girl pretends to stab two boys dressed as IDF soldiers who "shoot" her before a boy in a mask "shoots" them back with a toy semi-automatic weapon, was aired...
  • Trump's 'America first' speech alarms U.S. allies

    04/28/2016 11:09:55 AM PDT · by Innovative · 114 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr. 28, 2016 | Peter Graff
    Donald Trump's first major foreign policy address alarmed American allies, who view the Republican front runner's repeated invocation of an "America first" agenda as a threat to retreat from the world. While most governments were careful not to comment publicly on a speech by a U.S. presidential candidate, Germany's foreign minister veered from that protocol to express concern at Trump's wording. "I can only hope that the election campaign in the USA does not lack the perception of reality," Frank-Walter Steinmeier said. "The world's security architecture has changed and it is no longer based on two pillars alone. It cannot...
  • German foreign minister criticizes Trump's 'America first' foreign policy

    04/28/2016 10:36:09 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 95 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 04/28/2016 | Reuters via Yahoo
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday criticized U.S. Republican front-runner Donald Trump for a speech in which he said it would be "America first" if he were elected president. Trump said on Wednesday that if elected, his foreign policy would leave European and Asian allies of the U.S. fending for themselves if they did not pay more for U.S. defense measures. "I can only hope that the election campaign in the USA does not lack the perception of reality," Steinmeier said. "The world's security architecture has changed and it is no longer based on two pillars...
  • General Dunford Suggests White House Is Limiting His Ability to Fight ISIS

    04/28/2016 9:59:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 4/28/16 | SHOSHANA WEISSMANN
    On Thursday, Senator Lindsey Graham asked General Dunford about his ISIS strategy. "[T]he military strategy that we're embarked on is the best way to destroy ISIL. And it's what you recommended. Or is it limited by conditions put on you by the White House?" Dunford responded, "[T]o clarify, so if I say..." Graham interrupted, "[W]ould you do more if you could?" He answered, "I would do more if I could, but the limitation is not just a political limitation. Part of it is our partners on the ground..." Watch here:
  • Swedish Govt Spends Millions Telling Citizens To Eat Insects To End Global Warming

    04/28/2016 9:51:15 AM PDT · by detective · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Apr 2016 | Oliver Lane
    The Swedish government is showing their commitment to green principles and fighting climate change by spending tax payer money on developing ‘meat’ made out of crickets and mealworms. Vinnova, the Swedish government agency that distributes money for research and development, spending some 2.7 billion kronor (£230 million) a year has announced its latest tranche of funding for creating a greener, more sustainable future — by weaning Europe off meat. It is hoped people will want to eat a so-called “climate smart” diet instead, reports FriaTider.
  • Syria Hospital Hit in Airstrike Blamed on Russia

    04/28/2016 8:30:02 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 11 replies
    wsj.com ^ | April 28, 2016 10:01 a.m. ET | SAM DAGHER
    BEIRUT—Rescuers in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo were working Thursday to pull the dead and wounded from the rubble of a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders after the facility was hit by what opposition activists said were Russian airstrikes. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a U.K.-based opposition monitoring group, said its activists had counted at least 27 dead, including the three doctors. Neither the Observatory nor the international medical aid group said who had carried out the airstrikes, but two antigovernment groups—the Syria Revolution Network and the Local Coordination Committees—blamed Russia. In Moscow, the Russian Foreign Ministry...
  • Biden Makes Surprise Visit to Iraq, Seeking to Bolster Fight Against ISIS

    04/28/2016 6:30:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/28/16 | Gardiner Harris
    In an unannounced visit shrouded in secrecy, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. came to Iraq on Thursday for the first time in almost five years, in the hopes that he can help a weak prime minister and bolster the military campaign against the Islamic State. But the intense security concerns and the clandestine nature of the trip demonstrated the challenges....
  • France's salesman: The quiet minister who sold billions in subs and jets

    04/28/2016 6:26:48 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    FRANCE24 ^ | 2016-04-28 | Benjamin DODMAN
    France's Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, the man behind a string of lucrative military contracts won by French contractors, is an oddity in the cabinet of President François Hollande: he is popular, successful, and a purveyor of good news. When soft-spoken François Hollande came to power in 2012, ending France's 17-year wait for a left-wing leader, few could have foreseen his metamorphosis into one of the most bellicose French presidents in modern history – one who would order military interventions in a range of African and Middle Eastern theatres. Nor was his reserved, bespectacled defence minister, a former professor and...
  • House Bill Seeks To Prevent Islamic State Profiting From Stolen Antiques

    04/28/2016 6:04:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 28, 2016 | Edwin Mora
    The Republican-led House of Representatives sent a bill authored by a Democrat to President Obama’s desk that would limit the ability of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) to destroy cultural sites and profit from the selling of priceless antiques.
  • Second North Korean missile launch ends in failure

    04/28/2016 5:52:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/28/2016 | Rick Moran
    he South Korean defense ministry announced that an attempted test launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea ended when it exploded almost immediately after liftoff. The launch was the second test of the Musudan intermediate range missile in the last few days that ended in failure. The South Koreans believe that the test was rushed in order to have some sort of technological success prior to a rare meeting of the Party Congress on May 6. From Reuters: "They are in a rush to show anything that is successful, to meet the schedule of a political event, the party...
  • 60,000 American Christians Gather in Streets to Protest Islamic Persecution of Christians

    04/28/2016 5:41:24 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 7 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 4/27/2016 | Tim Brown
    Many Christians have had it with the total disregard of the current administration concerning Islamic persecution of Christians, and they are taking to the streets in droves in California and Idaho. On Sunday, a crowd of nearly 60,000 people gathered around the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles and protested. The Christian Post reports: Tens of thousands of Armenian Christians gathered in California and Idaho Sunday, calling for justice, on the 101st anniversary of the Armenian genocide, which President Barack Obama chose to call "mass atrocities." Some in the crowd of about 60,000 that rallied at the Turkish Consulate on Wilshire...
  • ICE releases 19,723 criminal illegals, 208 convicted of murder, 900 of sex crimes

    04/28/2016 5:38:33 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 28, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in 2015 decided not to deport but release 19,723 criminal illegal immigrants, including 208 convicted of murder, over 900 convicted of sex crimes and 12,307 of drunk driving, according to new government numbers. Overall, those released into virtually every state and territory of America had a total of 64,197 convictions among them, for an average of 3.25 convictions each, according to an analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies. ICE also said that the group were convicted of 8,234 violent crimes. [Snip] Meanwhile, ICE said that it has also slashed the number of...
  • Looting On the Rise As Venezuela Runs Out of Food, Electricity

    04/28/2016 4:55:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    PanAm Post ^ | April 27, 2016 | by Sabrina Martín
    Food Producers Alert They Have Only 15 Days Left of Inventory amid Rampant Inflation. Despair and violence is taking over Venezuela. The economic crisis sweeping the nation means people have to withstand widespread shortages of staple products, medicine, and food. So when the Maduro administration began rationing electricity this week, leaving entire cities in the dark for up to 4 hours every day, discontent gave way to social unrest. On April 26, people took to the streets in three Venezuelan states, looting stores to find food. Maracaibo, in the western state of Zulia, is the epicenter of thefts: on Tuesday...
  • Austria Plans Fence to Stop Migrants at Border With Italy

    04/28/2016 4:19:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 27, 2016 | Reuters
    Austria outlined plans Wednesday to erect a fence at a border crossing with Italy that is a vital link between northern and southern Europe, escalating a stand-off over how to handle a migration crisis. Migrants are crossing the Mediterranean Sea from Africa to Italy in growing numbers, and Austria has said Rome must stop them from traveling onward toward northern Europe or it will have to introduce border controls at the Brenner Pass in the Alps. But with Austrian preparations for controls already under way, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Austria's move was "shamelessly against European rules, as well...
  • Graham: Trump Speech ‘Unnerving and Pathetic’

    04/28/2016 2:05:38 AM PDT · by detective · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Apr 2016 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on WABC Radio’s “Election Central with Rita Cosby,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a former Republican presidential candidate, said front-runner Donald Trump’s foreign policy speech today was at times “unnerving” and “pathetic,” and also was “scary it terms of its construct.” Graham said, “He has no understanding of the world and the role we play,” adding, “This is worse than Obama. Obama is seen in by the region in the Mid East as being an unreliable partner. I think the entire world is going to look at Donald Trump as guy who doesn’t understand the role of America.”
  • John McCain: F-35 is 'a scandal and a tragedy'

    04/28/2016 1:49:06 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | April 27, 2016 | Ryan Browne
    <p>Washington (CNN)Sen. John McCain slammed the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's troubled history Tuesday, saying it "has been both a scandal and a tragedy with respect to cost, schedule and performance."</p> <p>The development of the Joint Strike Fighter, a fifth-generation stealth jet, has been beset by spiraling costs and schedule delays. The program's price tag is nearly $400 billion for 2,457 planes -- almost twice the initial estimate.</p>
  • Here Comes the New Su-25: Russia's 'Flying Tank' Set for a Lethal Upgrade

    04/28/2016 1:41:01 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    The National Interest ^ | April 26, 2016 | Dave Majumdar
    The Russian air force is set to begin operational testing of its upgraded Sukhoi Su-25SM3 Frogfoot close air support aircraft this April. Assuming the modernized jets are approved for fielding, the first operational Su-25SM3 aircraft are expected to enter service before the end of the year. The Russian air force is expected to upgrade more than forty Su-25s at the 121th Aircraft Repair Plant in Kubinka—just outside Moscow. “Comprehensive testing of Su-25SM3 will begin in April of this year,” a Russian Aerospace Forces official told the Russian-language daily Izvestia. “We expect that the first modernized attack aircraft will arrive in...
  • Islamic State Can't Afford to Recruit Foreign Fighters Anymore

    04/28/2016 12:10:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    UPI ^ | April 27, 2016 | Andrew V. Pestano
    A senior U.S. military official on Tuesday said Islamic State recruitment has decreased from up to 2,000 foreign fighters per month last year down to 200 a month as the Islamist militant group's financial structure has been decimated. "When I first got here, we were seeing somewhere between 1,500 and 2,000 foreign fighters entering the fight. Now that we've been fighting this enemy for a year, our estimates are down to around 200" in both Iraq and Syria, Air Force Maj. Gen. Peter Gersten said from Baghdad during a teleconference. "We're actually seeing an increase in the desertion rates in...
  • More guns and bigger arsenals than ever: Australia’s not out of range yet

    04/27/2016 11:00:20 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 26 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 28th April 2016 | Emma Reynolds
    AS Australia marks 20 years since the Port Arthur massacre, guns still pose a massive threat to our nation. There are more firearms in the country than ever before, more are imported, and owners are amassing larger arsenals in their homes. Gun policy expert Philip Alpers, Adjunct Associate Professor at Sydney School of Public Health, warned this morning that boasts Australia has “solved the gun problem” are premature. When John Howard introduced the National Firearms Act in 1996 after Martin Bryant’s devastating mass shooting, he swore we wouldn’t “go the American way”, and many believe he has been vindicated. “People...
  • Donald Trump's foreign policy: 'America first'

    04/27/2016 8:23:43 PM PDT · by Innovative · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | Apr. 27, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond and Stephen Collinson,
    Donald Trump had a foreign policy sales pitch for U.S. voters and a blunt message for the world Wednesday: America comes first. The Republican presidential front-runner proposed a sweeping redirection of America's global role in a major speech, part of a string of planned addresses designed to flesh out what a Trump administration would look like and to establish leadership credentials ahead of an increasingly probable general election clash with Democrat and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
  • Donald J. Trump Foreign Policy Speech (Complete Speech on FR Server)

    04/27/2016 8:04:14 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    donaldjtrump.com ^ | 4/27/2016 | Donald Trump
    - April 27, 2016 - Donald J. Trump Foreign Policy Speech Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you, and thank you to the Center for the National Interest for honoring me with this invitation. I would like to talk today about how to develop a new foreign policy direction for our country – one that replaces randomness with purpose, ideology with strategy, and chaos with peace. It is time to shake the rust off of America’s foreign policy. It's time to invite new voices and new visions into the fold. The direction I will outline today will also...
  • TSA official in Minneapolis says he was ordered to profile Somali-Americans

    04/27/2016 7:45:39 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 4/27/16 | Mila Koumpilova and Janet Moore
    Somali-American community leaders in the Twin Cities voiced dismay Wednesday after a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) manager in Minneapolis alleged in congressional testimony that they were targets of racial profiling by his agency. Andrew Rhoades, an assistant federal security director for the TSA in Minneapolis, said he was pressured by his supervisor earlier this month to profile Somali imams and community members visiting his Twin Cities office. The allegation sparked a call by Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., for an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security, of which TSA is a part. In a letter to Jeh Johnson, secretary of...
  • Will Oil And Refugees Force European Intervention In Libya

    04/27/2016 7:20:37 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 24 April 2016 | Irina Slav
    Europe is on track to send security experts to Libya after it successfully installed a so-called unity government that is willing to work with international agencies. A primary goal of this move will be to address the problem of the smuggling of people to Europe. The move is in the planning stage. EU officials have declared that help will be sent should the new government, called the Government of National Accord (GNA), ask for assistance, which it did earlier this week. The GNA has asked for help from the EU in general, with an emphasis on restoring the security of...
  • House Panel Approves Measure to Require Women to Register for Draft

    04/27/2016 7:18:45 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 35 replies
    Military.com ^ | April 28, 2016 | Matthew Cox
    The House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday approved by a narrow margin an amendment to a defense bill to require women to register for the draft. Rep. Duncan Hunter, a Republican from California, proposed the amendment to lift the restriction on women registering for the selective service at a committee-wide mark-up session of the proposed fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. "Here is why I think this is important; it doesn't matter in this debate whether you think women should be in the infantry or be in special operations," Hunter said during the session on Wednesday night. "I personally don't....
  • PA envoy to UN compares Israel to Nazi Germany

    04/27/2016 6:52:28 PM PDT · by Lera · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/27/2016 | Arutz Sheva staff
    Israel's ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon says comparison is 'despicable.' Palestinian Authority (PA) envoy to the UN Riyad Mansour held a provocative press conference Wednesday, in which he compared the actions of Israeli security forces in Judea and Samaria to the suppression of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising by the Nazis in World War Two. "Any comparison between the Nazi regime and the democratic State of Israel is despicable and must be condemned by the international community," Israel's ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, responded Wednesday night. "The Palestinians are continuing to lie to the world and turn to the...
  • 'Mad Max'-style ISIS truck blown apart by Syrian Kurds in viral video

    04/27/2016 6:43:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 27, 2016
    VIDEO: No, this is not a scene out of the action film “Mad Max”. An explosives-laden pickup truck driven by an Islamic State suicide bomber was turned into a rolling fireball by Syrian Kurdish fighters – and dramatic video footage of the attack released Monday has gone viral. “A suicide bomber tried to attack us but my comrades managed to kill him,” one fighter says in the video obtained by France 24.
  • Queen: You Can Bring Only 3 Choppers, Obama

    04/27/2016 6:07:17 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 52 replies
    legalinsurrection ^ | April 25, 2016 | Kemberlee Kaye
    New rules after the president’s entourage wrecked her garden in 2011 Her majesty insisted President Obama bring no more than three choppers to her 90th birthday celebration. After his entourage of twelve helicopters ruined the grass in Queen Elizabeth’s Windsor Castle gardens during a 2011 visit, the Obama administration’s attempts to bring an extensive security detail were no match for the Queen’s insistence. The Queen called President Obama’s entourage “over the top,” and refused to yield in her scaled back security demands. According to the Deccan Herald: The Queen called Obama’s bevy of choppers “over the top”, meaning the Secret...
  • This Is The End: Venezuela Runs Out Of Money To Print New Money

    04/27/2016 5:29:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/27/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Back in February, when we commented on the unprecedented hyperinflation about the be unleashed in the Latin American country whose president just announced that he would expand the "weekend" for public workers to 5 days...... we joked that it is unclear just where the country will find all the paper banknotes it needs for all its new physical currency. After all, central-bank data shows Venezuela more than doubled the supply of 100-, 50- and 2-bolivar notes in 2015 as it doubled monetary liquidity including bank deposits. Supply has grown even as Venezuela has fewer U.S. dollars to support new...
  • This Is the Donald Trump That Could Win 40 States

    04/27/2016 4:33:58 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 93 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 27 Apr 2016 | Virgil
    Donald Trump is two for two with teleprompter-ed speeches. That is, he is batting 1000 with remarks that are carefully prepared and delivered. So for his sake, he should keep it up. And if he does, he can win the Republican nomination in July and the general election in November—by carrying 40 states. Trump’s speech today to the Center for the National Interest (CFTNI), an old-line “realist” think tank in DC, was well received. CFTNI was once known as the Nixon Center, as in, the 37th president, and it still includes on its board such legendary Nixon foreign-policy hands as...
  • Third Commemoration Takes Place at Jasenovac

    04/27/2016 3:56:54 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 1 replies
    Total Croatia News ^ | April 24, 2016 | Vedran Pavlic
    After a commemoration organized by the Jewish Communities last week [April 15, 2016] and the official state commemoration on Friday [April 22], the third commemoration takes place at Jasenovac camp.
  • Kansas, S.C. officials to slam Obama’s plan to transfer Gitmo detainees

    04/27/2016 2:18:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 27, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    State and local officials opposed to President Obama’s plan to transfer terrorism detainees from Guantanamo Bay to the mainland U.S. will get a platform to air their concerns Thursday during a House hearing. Republican Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina is among the witnesses who will testify in opposition to the administration’s plan, at the session held by the Homeland Security’s oversight subcommittee. South Carolina is one of the states where the administration is considering transferring detainees, a plan that would need to be approved by a deeply skeptical Congress. Mr. Obama, whose campaign pledge to close the prison is...
  • Saudi Arabia & Turkey more refugees to Europe for support in overthrowing Bashar al-Assad.

    04/27/2016 1:12:08 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 7 replies
    Saudi Arabia & Turkey are the reason why we have this war to begin with: Saudi Prince: We agreed with Turkey to put pressure on Europe using Isis. An England residing Saudi prince who wished to remain unknown said: Saudi and Turkey are upset by European governments' policy towards Syria and complain why Europeans cannot make a firm decision about Syrian developments. According to this report, referring to the issue of Syria he continued: We believe if European governments were seriously working in the field of Syria, Bashar al-Assad would have gone by now and recent events lie the Russian...
  • HIV-positive ISIS ordered to become suicide bombers.

    04/27/2016 1:07:43 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 19 replies
    16 HIV-positive IS terrorists are ordered to become suicide bombers. AGHDAD (Web Desk) – At least 16 ‘Islamic State’ terrorists who contracted HIV after having unprotected sex with two Moroccan sex slaves have been ordered to carry out suicide attacks, a doctor forced to treated them has claimed. The men, most of whom are foreign fighters, were treated at an ISIS-run hospital in the east-Syrian city of Al-Mayadeen and then quarantined, the Daily Mail reported. ISIS beheaded a fighter who knowingly allowed his HIV-infected blood to be transfused to another terrorist this year. The fighters had sex with the women...
  • Trump warns against ‘false song of globalism’

    04/27/2016 12:25:25 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/27/16 02:15 PM EDT | Julian Hattem
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump warned against “the false song of globalism” in a major foreign policy address on Wednesday in an escalation of his rhetoric rejecting the current framework of international coalitions. “We will no longer surrender this country or its people to the false song of globalism,” Trump promised during a speech in Washington. “I am skeptical of international unions that tie us up and bring America down,” he claimed. “And under my administration, we will never enter America into any agreement that reduces our ability to control our own affairs. “The nation-state remains the true foundation of...
  • From Germany to the US, authorities want access to Panama Papers

    04/27/2016 12:07:59 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    DW (German) ^ | 22 April 2016
    German states have called for media outlets to release the cache of 11.5 million documents to authorities. But the journalists behind the largest data leak in history say it's not going to happen. Germany's federal states on Friday called for increased measures against tax havens and for media outlets to allow prosecutors to examine the contents of a cache of 11.5 million documents known as the "Panama Papers," which had been leaked to the press. "If the data sets from the 'Panama Papers' are not made accessible, then we cannot draw any consequences," said Lower Saxony's Finance Minister Peter-Jürgen Schneider,...
  • France airs video of Paris terrorist blowing himself up

    04/27/2016 11:46:35 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    Ny post ^ | April 26, 2016
    Video of an ISIS terrorist blowing himself up in a Paris cafe during last November’s attacks on the city was shown for the first time on French TV Sunday night. Sky News reported that the closed-circuit footage shows Brahim Abdeslam, 31, detonate a suicide belt inside the Comptoir Voltaire restaurant on the night of Nov. 13. The footage was broadcast on the French television station M6, which aired it as part of a program called “Zone Interdit” (“Forbidden Zone”). In the video, Abdeslam enters the cafe, which is packed with diners, and walks toward an empty table. He then stops...
  • Oops. State Department withheld Clinton email which revealed private server for almost 2 years

    04/27/2016 11:23:01 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    HotAir ^ | April 27, 2016 | by Jazz Shaw
    Update: (9:15) The State Department is disputing the timeline of events as given by Judicial Watch in this story. See the Free Beacon for details. Judicial Watch maintains that their clarification is still inadequate. (Original article follows) Hillary Clinton enjoyed a huge win in the primary battle last night and she should probably hope that it dominates the news cycle for a while because I doubt her team wants this particular nugget drawing too much attention. Judicial Watch has been pounding the pavement for more than two years now in search of information about her communications during her time as...
  • Trump vows to put "America first" in foreign policy ( Strong Speech---Takes on Hillary)

    04/27/2016 11:04:05 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies
    AP ^ | Apr 27, 1:56 PM EDT | By JILL COLVIN and JULIE PACE Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a rare formal policy speech, Republican front-runner Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to put American security "above all else" if elected president, warning allies they would be left to defend themselves if they don't "pay their fair share." He also called for an easing of tensions with Russia "from a position of strength, only.""'America first' will be the major and overriding theme of my administration," Trump said in a 38-minute address at a Washington hotel.Trump - fresh off a sweep of five Northeastern primaries that pushed him closer to the GOP nomination - sought to expand...
  • Donald J. Trump Foreign Policy Speech

    04/27/2016 10:58:55 AM PDT · by dynoman · 164 replies
    donaldjtrump.com ^ | April 27, 2016 | Donald J Trump
    Donald J. Trump Foreign Policy Speech Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you, and thank you to the Center for the National Interest for honoring me with this invitation. I would like to talk today about how to develop a new foreign policy direction for our country – one that replaces randomness with purpose, ideology with strategy, and chaos with peace. It is time to shake the rust off of America’s foreign policy. It's time to invite new voices and new visions into the fold. The direction I will outline today will also return us to a timeless...
  • PROTESTS AS VENEZUELA EMBRACES 2-DAY WORKWEEK TO SAVE POWER

    04/27/2016 10:01:06 AM PDT · by PROCON · 31 replies
    AP ^ | April 27, 2016 | HANNAH DREIER
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan cities cleaned up from a night of looting and fiery protests Wednesday as government offices closed their doors for the rest of the week in the face of a worsening energy crisis that is causing daily blackouts. The socialist administration began imposing a four-hour daily blackout around the country this week to save power. Then on Tuesday, President Nicolas Maduro announced that millions of officials will now work only Monday and Tuesday.
  • Bloody ISIS Strikes Again: 250 Women Murdered for Refusing to Become Sex Slaves

    04/27/2016 8:46:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 4/26/2016 | Michael van der Galien
    You've got bad people, you've got psychopaths, and then you have the monsters calling themselves ISIS, the terrorist organization occupying large parts of Syria and Iraq. We all knew that ISIS doesn't respect human life at all. We also already knew that the terrorist thugs commit large massacres in which innocent civilians are butchered. We are aware of those facts and have learned to deal with it. But imagine this: in the city of Mosul alone, at least 250 innocent women were murdered in cold blood because they refused to become sex slaves. Human Rights Voices explains:
  • UK: Muslim MP Calling for Israel to be ‘Relocated’ to U.S.

    04/27/2016 8:27:04 AM PDT · by Lera · 13 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | April 26, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    slamic Jew-hatred - it's in the Quran. Is this surprising? No. And it's proof of the nefarious convergence of leftism and antisemitism. Labour is left. Interesting note: it was a blogger who discovered the hate-filled post. Bloggers are doing the work the media won't. "Labour MP forced to resign after calling for Israel to be 'relocated' to the US," By Greg Heffer, Political Reporter, The Express, April 26, 2016: A LABOUR MP has been forced to resign her role as an aide to shadow chancellor John McDonnell after supporting calls for Israel to be 'relocated' to the United States. Labour...
  • In Venezuela, Former Chavistas Risk Lives Fighting over a Bag of Onions

    04/27/2016 7:55:23 AM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Apr 2016 | Frances Martel
    A disturbing video of a crowd physically beating each other to get at a select few bags of onions outside a supermarket in Venezuela highlights the struggle the average Venezuelan must endure to keep his or her family fed in the increasingly impoverished socialist nation.
  • Venezuela Imposes 2 Day Work Week To Save Energy

    04/27/2016 7:32:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | April 26, 2016 | by Andrew Cawthorne and Daniel Kai
    CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's socialist government ordered public workers on Tuesday to work a two-day week as an energy-saving measure in the crisis-hit South American OPEC country. President Nicolas Maduro had already given most of Venezuela's 2.8 million state employees Fridays off during April and May to cut down on electricity consumption. Water shortages and electricity cuts have added to the hardships of Venezuela's 30 million people, already enduring a brutal recession, shortages of basics from milk to medicines, soaring prices, and long lines at shops.