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  • 100 detained after Paris climate conference rally

    11/29/2015 9:50:18 AM PST · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | Updated 58 mins ago
    PARIS -- Tens of thousands of people have taken part in rallies around the world on Sunday, calling on leaders to halt climate change on the eve of a major conference in Paris. Because of a state of emergency in France imposed after the Nov. 13 Paris attacks, many of the rallies are taking place outside the country. But French police and activists clashed in Paris, with riot police firing tear gas to disperse protesters throwing projectiles. Here are some of the rallies that took place on Sunday. PARIS Thousands of demonstrators gathered in central Paris and formed a human...
  • A Ted Cruz moment for me

    11/29/2015 9:48:44 AM PST · by Isara · 4 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Sunday, November 29, 2015 | William A. Jacobson
    The confidence to engage rather than avoid. This video has been around since July. I had heard about it, but never watched it. I’m not sure how, but I stumbled upon it last night.In the video, Ted Cruz’s rally opposing the Iran nuclear deal was interrupted by Medea Benjamin and other Code Pink protesters.Cruz could have reacted many ways. He could have shouted down the people shouting him down. He could have insulted them. He could have had security push them away.But instead, he engaged. That’s what was important to me. The confidence to engage rather than avoid. Standing face...
  • Israel: Russian Aircraft Breached Our Airspace

    11/29/2015 9:42:01 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 17 replies
    Breitbart Jerusalem ^ | 11/29/2015 | by Joel B. Pollak
    Israeli defense minister Moshe “Bogey” Ya’alon confirmed Sunday that Russian military aircraft, on at least one occasion, have breached Israeli airspace–without confrontation. “When we understood that the Russians were planning to act inside Syria, we immediately met–also the prime minister–with [Russian President Vladimir] Putin, including the [Israeli] chief of staff and the assistant chief of staff…we created an open channel for coordination so as to prevent misunderstandings, because Russian planes are not trying to attack us and therefore it is not necessary to automatically–even if there is a mistake–to shoot them down,” Ya’alon said, according to the Times of Israel....
  • Europe Will Pay Turkey €3 Billion To Halt Refugee Exodus

    11/29/2015 9:41:47 AM PST · by amorphous · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 29 Nov 2015 | Tyler
    In the aftermath of last week's dramatic events which have seen Turkey make a unilateral breach of NATO's unwritten rules of engagement by taking down a Russian jet, coupled with an assault on civil right and expression of speech when two journalists were arrested for exposing Turkish arms smuggling to Syria, culminating with the assassination of a prominent enemy of the state on live TV, one would expect that the "democratic, humanistic" western countries would at least issue a harsh condemnation of Erdogan's behavior. That won't happen: instead, the European Union will pay Turkey $3.2 billion to help it stop...
  • Germany to send 1,200 soldiers to Syria to support fight against Islamic State

    11/29/2015 9:29:54 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 3:43PM GMT 29 Nov 2015 | Melanie Hall, Berlin
    The planned German military involvement in response to France’s call for more countries to help fight the militants after the Paris attacks would see troops provide service support to ships and reconnaissance planes, but would not include direct combat. The plan still needs approval from parliament, with the government seeking a mandate before the end of the year, said Volker Wieker, chief of staff of the German army. ... He added that troops would be sent to Syria quickly once parliament had approved a mandate for the operation, meaning soldiers could be deployed as soon as the end of this...
  • Yazidi Women Tell of Rape and Enslavement at Hands of ISIS

    11/29/2015 9:13:17 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | 11/29/2015 | Kelly Cobiella, Yuka Tachibana and Ben Adams
    More than 3,000 women and girls were taken captive when ISIS attacked ancestral Yazidi villages around northwestern Iraq's Sinjar Mountain in August 2014. Nearly half-a-million people have been displaced since, according to the Kurdistan Regional Government's Yazidi Affairs Directorate. Today, community leaders say around 2,000 women and girls are still being bought and sold in ISIS-controlled areas. The young become sex slaves and older women are beaten and used as house slaves, according to survivors and accounts from ISIS militants.
  • China Launched its 8th Type 052D Destroyer while the 4th Started Sea Trials with PLAN

    11/29/2015 8:37:22 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 29 November 2015
    Based on several pictures that have been released by Chinese spotters, it appears that the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) fourth Type 052D (NATO reporting name Luyang III class) destroyer started sea trials. In the meantime, another Type 052D was launched on November 28th. It is the 8th vessel in the class and the first one launched at the Dalian naval shipyard (Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company member of CSIC - China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation). The fourth Type 052D Destroyer seen during sea trials. Chinese spotter photo published November 22 2015. The first vessel of of the class,...

    11/29/2015 8:18:40 AM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Asharq al Awsat ^ | 21 Nov, 2015 | Amir Taheri
    The other evening in New York when Secretary of State John Kerry came to talk about President Barack Obama's foreign policy, everyone thought he had come to praise it. An hour and 6000 words later, it was clear that he had come to bury it. The expected encomium became an unintended obituary. Kerry started by building an edifice of excuses for what he knew, and didn't want to admit, was failure on a grand scale. To heighten his profile, Kerry told the audience that he had just had lunch with Henry Kissinger who had admitted that the world was more...
  • WATCH: The Anti-Migrant Video Going Viral Across Europe

    11/29/2015 7:56:09 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 11 Nov 2015 | Oliver Lane
    Video:http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/11/11/watch-anti-migrant-video-going-viral-across-europe/ UPDATE 13/11/15: After gaining a million and a half views in less than five days, the Open Gates video was taken down by YouTube following a copyright infringement. Although the rights company involved in the claim has been named in allegedly spurious claims in the past, there is no reason to suggest that is the case with this video. This article now links to a video mirror on Dutch website Dumpert. The original article follows. "With Open Gates: The forced collective suicide of European nations', a slick, hard-hitting film about the European migrant crisis is going viral in Europe,...
  • Islam, rape, and the fate of Western women

    11/29/2015 7:17:33 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/29/2015 | Carol Brown
    Muslim men rape non-Muslim women (and girls) in disproportionately high numbers in countries with growing Muslim minority populations. Rape of infidel women is part of Islamic law and Islamic tradition. As such, it’s been going on for centuries. This article is about the current threat Muslim rapists pose to non-Muslim women. In order to keep this article to a reasonable length, the focus is on the rape epidemic in Europe, but suffice it to say rape jihad is a gruesome reality the world over. Perhaps there is no European country where rape has reached epidemic proportions as it has in...
  • Turkey Moving 1000 Vehicles Including Leopard 2A4 Tanks From 1St Army To Syrian Border

    11/29/2015 7:07:56 AM PST · by Strategy · 63 replies
    ProNews ^ | November 28, 2015
    Translation: "Endless battalions of tanks, APCs and Firtina self-propelled howitzers are being transferred from the region of Evros and the Zone of Responsibility of the 1st Army to the borders with Syria and there is information to suggest movement of Leo2A4 tanks with 120mm guns and much greater survivability against the Russian T-90 than the upgraded M60T SABRA. The tanks are being moved from the western provinces of Turkey and joined the 5th Armoured Brigade based in Gaziantep. Turkish tanks are transported by all means. Some arrive by train, others by tank carriers. Overall, more than 1,000 battle tanks, artillery,...
  • Here’s Why Islam Wants Our Heads -- In THEIR Own Words

    11/29/2015 6:59:08 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/29/2015 | Doug Giles
    The other day I was talking to an acquaintance of mine at the gun range about the Paris terrorist attacks. What he surmised was the root cause of that senseless slaughter by Islamic radicals nearly made me drop my Sig Sauer on the range floor. The Texan told me that he believes Islam wouldn’t be killing innocent peeps as they ate their dinner or enjoyed a death metal concert or watched a soccer game if said nutters had more “job opportunities”. What he said was shocking to me because of two primary things: 1). A frickin’ Texan said that crap....
  • Tear gas, scuffles at banned Global march for climate in Paris (VIDEO)

    11/29/2015 6:00:52 AM PST · by Dave346 · 21 replies
    RT ^ | 29 Nov, 2015 13:48
    Crowds gathered in the French capital on Sunday to attend a global march for the climate, despite the ban on gatherings enforced by French authorities. When one of the groups charged a police cordon, tear gas was deployed to push them back. "Huge amounts" of tear gas were fired at protesters near Place de la Republique in central Paris, according to witnesses’ reports on Twitter, with objects flying in the direction of security forces. The march, which was set to take place in dozens of cities around the world, was restricted in the French capital falling under the ban on...
  • 'It's similar to North Korea': Inside ISIS's sophisticated strategy to brainwash people...

    11/29/2015 5:05:04 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Nov. 29, 2015 | Pamela Engel
    'It's similar to North Korea': Inside ISIS's sophisticated strategy to brainwash people in the 'caliphate' Pamela Engel Billboards, newsletters, radio stations, murals, big-screens, and pamphlets. ISIS inundates the residents of its territory with propaganda that has become nearly impossible to escape. It's well-known that ISIS has been very successful in disseminating its propaganda online to recruit Westerners to its self-proclaimed Islamic "caliphate," the swath of territory it controls in Iraq and Syria. But ISIS also runs a sophisticated operation within the caliphate to brainwash the population it rules. The group has set up "media points" in the cities it controls...
  • France Uses Emergency Laws to Place Climate Activists Under House Arrest

    11/29/2015 2:46:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    Slate ^ | November 28, 2015 | Daniel Politi
    At least 24 activists who advocate for climate change have been placed under house arrest ahead of the highly anticipated United Nations talks in Paris. France used emergency laws that were implemented after the Paris shootings to arrest the green campaigners, the French government confirmed on Saturday. Earlier, the Guardian had reported the news, noting that the warrants delivered to the activists cited state of emergency laws that were imposed after 130 people were killed in terrorist attacks earlier this month....... ......It's not that the French government thinks green campaigners are tantamount to terrorists, but rather that their actions could...
  • "With Open Gates": Racist Anti-Refugee Video Goes Viral

    11/28/2015 8:46:54 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 41 replies
    Anti-Defamation League ^ | November 23, 2015 | ADL
    "With Open Gates: The Forced Collective Suicide of European Nations," a virulently anti-refugee propaganda video widely circulated on the Internet has received over four million views on YouTube over the last two weeks. The video uses selective footage of African and Muslim refugees and immigrants to depict them as creating mayhem and destruction throughout Europe. The video ends with a clip of the founder of a Jewish cultural institute in Sweden, who claims that Jews support efforts to promote multiculturalism in Europe. This segment of the video gives fuel to anti-Semites who blame Jews for non-white immigration to Europe. The...
  • Putin orders sanctions against Turkey over jet downing (Erdogan wishes it had not happened.)

    11/28/2015 7:59:42 PM PST · by amorphous · 54 replies
    Aljazeera ^ | 28 Nov 2015
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a series of economic sanctions against Turkey following the downing of Russian figher jet by Turkish forces earlier this week. A decree published on the Kremlin's website on Saturday came hours after Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan voiced "sadness" over the incident, saying he wished it had not happened.
  • Cruz Rips Rubio Over Attack Ad on National Security

    11/28/2015 7:39:31 PM PST · by Isara · 24 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Nov. 28, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, left, speaks at a campaign event on Nov. 28, 2015, in Iowa as U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, far right, looks on. (Photo by Patrick Svitek) LAMONI, Iowa — Ted Cruz and his campaign are offering their harshest and most extensive criticism yet of Marco Rubio since the U.S. Senate colleagues began clashing over immigration and national security issues.Speaking with reporters before a town hall here, Texas' junior senator repeatedly pushed back on a TV ad airing in Iowa that suggests Cruz "voted to weaken America's ability to identify and hunt down terrorists." The spot was produced...
  • Who the ‘Syrian Refugees’ Are — Not All of Them Are Syrian

    11/28/2015 7:09:33 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 15 replies
    Center for Security Policy ^ | Alex VanNess | Alex VanNess
    President Obama has already started implementing his plan to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees to America. However, given that some of the terrorists who attacked Paris snuck into Europe using fake passports pretending to be Syrian refugees, coupled with several attempts by Syrian nationals to illegally cross our borders, most Americans are worried about the refugee policy and have called for it to be paused. In response, President Obama has dug in his heels. He harshly criticizes opponents of his plan and dismisses anyone and any facts that run counter to his narrative — facts such as: 1. Many aren’t from...
  • All Glory is Fleeting - The Demise of the Warrior Ethos

    11/28/2015 7:03:57 PM PST · by pboyington · 15 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 28, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    The current situation in the world can only be described as precarious. ISIS and radical jihadis are wreaking havoc across the globe. Old allies are frustrated with a complete lack of US leadership and old enemies like Russia are on the move. We’ve gone from the days in 1989, where Ronald Reagan was told, “the world is quiet” during his last days in office, to “the world is on fire.” Coupled with this, is the state of the US military, which is reeling from readiness, budget and social issues. Added to the military’s problems is what I call, “the demise...
  • Putin said to be 'fully mobilized' as Turkey sends rebels arms

    11/28/2015 6:57:50 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2015/11/28
    Putin said to be 'fully mobilized' as Turkey sends rebels arms President Vladimir Putin is fully mobilized to tackle what the Kremlin regards as an unprecedented threat from Turkey following the shooting down of one of its warplanes by a Turkish F-16, the Russian leader's spokesman said on Saturday. In comments which underscore how angry the Kremlin still is over the incident, Dmitry Peskov, Putin's spokesman, called the behavior of the Turkish air force "absolute madness" and said Ankara's subsequent handling of the crisis had reminded him of the "theater of the absurd." "Nobody has the right to traitorously shoot...
  • Top Kurdish Human-Rights Lawyer Shot Dead in Turkey

    11/28/2015 6:47:02 PM PST · by House Atreides · 5 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 28, 2015 | Ayla Albayrak
    ISTANBUL--A prominent human-rights lawyer was shot dead on Saturday after wrapping up a news conference in which he had appealed for calm, sparking fresh protests across the country and clouding efforts to bring a halt to continuing violence in Turkey's Kurdish southeast. Tahir Elci, one of the country's best-known advocates for Kurdish rights, was shot in the head during a chaotic gunbattle in Diyarbakir, the de facto capital for Turkey's Kurdish minority, which broke out after the killing of a policeman. It was unknown who fired the shot that killed Mr. Elci, though Kurdish politicians believe he was shot deliberately.
  • Hamstrung by Congress, Obama tries to clinch climate pact

    11/28/2015 6:05:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) P_resident Barack Obama is trying to negotiate a legacy-making climate change pact this coming week in Paris with one hand tied behind his back. Congress can't even agree whether global warming is real. Scientists point to the global agreement, years in the making, as the last, best hope for averting the worst effects of global warming. Obama has spent months prodding other countries to make ambitious carbon-cutting pledges to the agreement, which he hopes will become the framework for countries to tackle the climate issue long beyond the end of his presidency in early 2017. But Republicans have...
  • CIA: We Should Not Bomb Certain ISIS Targets Because it May Harm Environment

    11/28/2015 5:58:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 108 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2015 | Justin Holcomb
    Former CIA director Michael Morell said last week that the White House has hampered the intelligence community's ability to attack oil fields and oil trucks controlled by ISIS. Morell said that, "we didn't go after oil wells, actually hitting oil wells that ISIS controls, because we didn't want to do environmental damage, and we didn't want to destroy that infrastructure." He went on to say that there was a pretentious feeling in the war room that bombing ISIS oil targets would indeed cause environmental damage. On November 18th, Colonel Steve Warren said that striking oil trucks owned by ISIS may...
  • The $400 billion ripoff that could destroy the Greek bailout

    11/28/2015 4:51:14 PM PST · by Lorianne · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | 24 November 2014 | Nasos Koukakis
    As if Greece didn't have enough economic market woes, last week foreign investment funds managed to take control of four of the country's largest banks — Alpha Bank, Eurobank, National Bank of Greece and Piraeus Bank — through $6.42 billion worth of capital increases and a complex set of legal manipulations. As a result, bank shares sold like penny stocks, diluting state ownership in these important institutions that have assets totaling $358 billion. The country's stake in the National Bank of Greece dropped to 24 percent from 57 percent, and in Eurobank it fell to 2.4 percent from 35 percent,...
  • WATCH: Cruz ad deploys Rep. Bridenstine against Rubio

    11/28/2015 3:28:59 PM PST · by Isara · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/28/15 | Curt Mills
    Congressman Jim Bridenstine: Ted Cruz is ready to be our Commander in Chief (Video) One of Ted Cruz's fiercest congressional supporters, Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., stars in a new ad rebuffing some of Sen. Marco Rubio's critiques of Cruz on foreign policy. The ad implores voters to "Trust Ted." "As a Navy pilot, I flew combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan," Bridenstine tells viewers. "I just watched a despicable ad from one of Marco Rubio's campaign supporters suggesting that Ted Cruz is weak on security." "I have watched Ted Cruz boldly stand against President Obama's appeasement of those who threaten...
  • China Again Tests Nuclear Hypersonic Missile [Nuke Capable]

    11/28/2015 3:22:11 PM PST · by amorphous · 22 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 25 Nov 2015 | Bill Gertz
    China carried out a sixth flight test of its new high-speed nuclear attack vehicle on Monday designed to defeat U.S. missile defenses or carry out global strikes. The ultra-fast maneuvering strike weapon known as the DF-ZF hypersonic glide vehicle was launched atop a ballistic missile fired from the Wuzhai missile test center in central China’s Shanxi Province, according defense officials. The vehicle separated from its launcher near the edge of the atmosphere and then glided to an impact range several thousand miles away in western China, said officials familiar with details of the test. The DF-ZF flight was tracked by...
  • Number of migrants illegally crossing Rio Grande sharply rises

    11/28/2015 2:44:40 PM PST · by HomerBohn · 20 replies
    News & Observer ^ | 11/27/2015 | JULIA PRESTON
    Apprehensions of migrant families have increased 150 percent over the same period in 2014 The number of unaccompanied children caught by Border Patrol has more than doubled The new flows come after a year of declines in illegal crossings across the southwest border MISSION, Texas -- The numbers of migrants crossing the Rio Grande illegally have risen sharply in recent weeks, replaying scenes from the influx of Central American children and families in South Texas last year. Once again, smugglers are bringing hundreds of women and children each day to the Mexican banks of the river and sending them across...
  • Putin orders economic sanctions against Turkey after downing of Russian plane

    11/28/2015 2:44:39 PM PST · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 28, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called for economic sanctions against Turkey after a Russian jet was downed earlier this week on the Syrian border. The sanctions were announced in a decree published on the Kremlin's website and comes as Turkish President Recep Tayipp Erdogan voiced regret over the incident, saying he wished the event hadn't happened. The decree calls for bans on some goods and forbids extensions of labor contracts to Turkish individuals working in Russia, The Associated Press reported. It also calls for ending chartered flights from Russia to Turkey and for all Russian tourism companies to stop...
  • Extensive Report: Russia Ties Turkey’s Erdogan Family to Islamic State (Video)

    11/28/2015 2:43:54 PM PST · by McGruff · 16 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 28, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Russia released an extensive report this week tying Turkey's ruling family to the Islamic State. This comes after Turkey shot down a Russian plane over disputed region of Turkey and Syria. This report may also explain why Obama has allegedly been fighting the Islamic State for a year as they grow more powerful and larger. From the video: Yes, Russia is being opportunistic to release this information now after their jet was shot down. But, did Turkey (or the US) shoot down the Russian jet because it was interfering with oil shipments from the Islamic State to Turkey? The Kurdish...
  • Putin says Turkey's leaders back 'Islamisation' of Turkish society: agencies

    11/28/2015 2:08:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Reuters Canada ^ | November 25, 2015 | Maria Kiselyova
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said Turkey's political leaders had been encouraging the Islamisation of Turkish society, something he said was a problem, Russian agencies quoted him as saying. Speaking a day after Turkey shot down one of Moscow's jets, Putin said: "The problem is not the tragedy we witnessed yesterday," the TASS news agency quoted him as saying. "The problem is much deeper. We observe ... that the current Turkish leadership over a significant number of years has been pursuing a deliberate policy of supporting the Islamisation of their country."(continued)
  • Bridenstine: I have seen Ted Cruz stand up to both President Obama and Marco Rubio, when they...

    11/28/2015 1:34:42 PM PST · by Isara · 16 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 11/28/15
    Bridenstine: I have seen Ted Cruz stand up to both President Obama and Marco Rubio, when they joined forces to provide amnesty without border security Cruz Campaign Releases Web Video That Tells the Truth About Ted Cruz's National Security RecordHOUSTON, Texas - Cruz for President today released an online video featuring Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine (and current Major in the Oklahoma Air National Guard) who shares the truth about Ted Cruz's record of defending America’s national security and points out that Marco Rubio's Gang of Eight bill would have weakened border security and given President Obama authority to expand admission...
  • In New York, a Warmer Reception for Syrian Refugees

    11/28/2015 1:23:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Voice of America ^ | November 28, 2015 | Ramon Taylor
    In the wake of the terror attacks in Paris, politicians and others are calling for a ban — or at least a delay — on the influx of refugees to the United States. Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush have called on the U.S. to accept only Christian Syrian refugees, not Muslims. Presidential candidate Donald Trump goes one step further, saying he would accept none. Dr. Ahmad Jaber, president of the Arab-American Association of New York and Dawood Mosque, calls such rhetoric unconstitutional. "How dare you say you are not welcoming refugees," Jaber said. "How dare you say...
  • Syria army says Turkey increases arms shipments to rebels

    11/28/2015 12:38:52 PM PST · by Mariner · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 28th, 2015 | by Tom Perry
    The Syrian army said on Saturday that Turkey had recently increased supplies of weapons, ammunition and equipment to what it described as terrorists in Syria, and accused its northern neighbor of firing shells at Syrian army positions. "We have certain information that the Turkish government has recently increased its support to the terrorists and the level of their supplies of weapons, ammunition and equipment necessary to continue their criminal acts," an army statement said. The Syrian government describes as terrorists all the groups fighting President Bashar al-Assad in the 4-1/2-year-long war that has moved into a higher gear since Russia...
  • LatAm hands climate bill to rich world at summit

    11/28/2015 12:35:45 PM PST · by Twotone · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Nov. 28, 2015 | Leila Macor
    Montevideo (AFP) - Latin America will demand that the richest and most polluting countries foot the bill for reducing harmful emissions at the world climate summit starting Monday. Countries in one of the world's poorest and most environmentally diverse regions have failed to agree on many things and do not have a common negotiating position overall going into the talks
  • Migrants are at it again; throwing stones on policemen on the Macedonian-Greek border!

    11/28/2015 12:19:36 PM PST · by SteveSCH · 23 replies
    Here's some footage from today's clashes between the Macedonian police and the supposed "Syrian" migrants.
  • Refugee debate stokes tensions in Hamtramck, America's Muslim capital

    11/28/2015 12:19:27 PM PST · by amorphous · 11 replies
    The Telegraph - UK ^ | 28 Nov 2015 | By Nick Allen, Hamtramck, Michigan
    Shortly before dawn in Hamtramck, Michigan, the first call to prayer reverberates through the narrow rows of snow-dusted white clapboard houses as American flags flutter on porches in the chill wind off Lake Erie. Around the corner from the Al-Islah Mosque the five daily calls can be heard at the Martha Washington bakery. As customers trickle in one non-Muslim woman refers to it as "that noise". She's also not a fan of the niqabs now regularly seen in the high street.
  • 7,900 ISIS jihadists now inside Germany (Police chief says many infiltrated as refugees)

    11/28/2015 11:37:24 AM PST · by amorphous · 30 replies
    WND ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    The nearly 1 million migrants huddled in Germany are proving the perfect cover for a growing jihadist army, says one of that country's leading law enforcement officials. ISIS fighters determined to carry out attacks in European cities are entering the continent hidden among migrants, a German police chief told the Austrian Press Agency. Hans-Georg Maasen, a federal police chief, said fighters from the Islamic State have come from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq and are "blending in with the migrants and are planning 'combat missions' in Europe," the Daily Mail reported. At least two of the eight Paris attackers,...
  • Saudi Arabia Threatens to Sue Anyone Who Compares Their Justice System to ISIS

    11/28/2015 11:26:50 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    "The justice ministry will sue the person who described ... the sentencing of a man to death for apostasy as being `Isis-like'," a justice ministry source told newspaper Al-Riyadh. The Kingdom is yet to identify the potential Twitter user, or specify a possible penalty. "Questioning the fairness of the courts is to question the justice of the Kingdom and its judicial system based on Islamic law, which guarantees rights and ensures human dignity", the source seemingly told the pro-government newspaper. They claimed the Kingdom’s courts would not hesitate to put on trial "any media that slandered the religious judiciary of...
  • Sharia UK: Girl not allowed extra math classes because she didn’t wear hijab

    11/28/2015 10:03:43 AM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 22 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 11/28/2015 | Robert Spencer
    This is the future of the UK. The school was acting in accord with the Sharia, demanding that the girl wear hijab and eschewing musical instruments and representational art. Do British officials really think that they will be able to prevent many, many other schools from going in exactly this direction? If so, they are dangerously naive and self-deceived about the nature of Islam and Sharia. A pupil at a school at the centre of the Trojan Horse scandal was denied extra maths classes because she was a girl and did not wear a hijab, a disciplinary panel has heard....
  • Kremlin says Putin 'fully mobilized' to tackle threat from Turkey

    11/28/2015 9:15:23 AM PST · by McGruff · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 28, 2015 | Andrew Osborn and Polina Devitt
    President Vladimir Putin is fully mobilized to tackle what the Kremlin regards as an unprecedented threat from Turkey following the shooting down of one of its warplanes by a Turkish F-16, the Russian leader's spokesman said on Saturday. In comments which underscore how angry the Kremlin still is over the incident, Dmitry Peskov, Putin's spokesman, called the behavior of the Turkish air force "absolute madness" and said Ankara's subsequent handling of the crisis had reminded him of the "theater of the absurd." "Nobody has the right to traitorously shoot down a Russian plane from behind," Peskov told Russia's "News on...
  • While Putin Kills Terrorists, Obama Pays Them $500,000,000...

    11/28/2015 8:56:00 AM PST · by amorphous · 21 replies
    Shoebat.Com ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    While Putin was shelling the terrorists on Thanksgiving, president Barack Obama signed the Pentagon funding bill which allows $500 million in aid to the very terrorists in Syria that Putin is frying. Obama couldn't find a better time to sign the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2015 except on the eve of Thanksgiving. So while Obama funds terrorists on Thanksgiving to aid his 'Turkey' friend, Putin slaughters her little chicklings at Turkmen Mountain in Syria. On the 25th, Russia also destroyed Turkish convoy crossing the borders into Syria at Azaz which is a hub, where Turkish aid (weapons, ammunition,...
  • Russia Sends 10,000 AK-47s To Afghanistan As Gov't Mulls "Inviting" Moscow To Fight "Terrorists"

    11/28/2015 8:49:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/28/2015 | Tyler Durden
    <p>Late last month in "Russia's Mid-East Takeover Continues As Afghanistan Requests Military Assistance From Moscow," we noted, with some amusement, that Kabul was set to request a weapons delivery from Russia to aid in the fight against the Taliban. "Afghanistan, battered by worsening security, is reaching out to an old ally and patron—Russia—just as the Kremlin is seeking to reassert its position as a heavyweight on the world stage," WSJ reported, on the way to detailing a request from President Ashraf Ghani who "asked Moscow for artillery, small arms and Mi-35 helicopter gunships for his country's struggling military."</p>
  • Interview with Oathkeepers PA official on refugee crisis

    11/28/2015 7:06:07 AM PST · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | November 28, 2015 | USA Transnational Report
    At the link there is a recorded interview with a State Constable in Pennsylvania concerning the so-called "refugees" entering the country. He is also a leader in Oathkeepers of Pennsylvania. There are no efforts to track these "refugees," who are arguably (and from experience) the terrorists of tomorrow. Interview with Constable Marcus Kohan begins at 25 minutes into program. The first 25 minutes of the program is a discussion of the intensifying situation in the Middle East around Turkey, Russia, Syria, and Obama's alliance with radical Islam. The farce of the Iranian nuclear deal is also discussed.
  • Ben Carson travels to Jordan to meet Syrian refugees

    11/28/2015 6:57:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/28/2015 | By Tal Kopan
    Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson traveled to Jordan to meet with Syrian refugees Friday, according to his campaign. "Dr Carson and a small group are in Jordan," a campaign aide said. "There was no intention to make this a press event. He is there fact finding, listening, learning and meeting." The goal of the surprise trip is to better understand the refugee crisis stemming from Syria's brutal civil war, his campaign told The New York Times, which was first to report the news -- and the trip comes as he struggles in the race with a renewed focus on foreign...
  • The question we should be asking on Syrian refugees

    11/28/2015 6:55:57 AM PST · by rktman · 3 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/28/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Andrew McCarthy’s column on Syrian refugees and the broader topic of asylum is the read of the day. With his characteristic knowledge and incisiveness, the former prosecutor of the Blind Sheikh for the first World Trade Center bombing gets to the heart of the issue. Few excerpts will convey the importance of this work, which should be read in its whole. The American people are far ahead of their elites in seeing the problem, even though our media, like the French and other Euromeadia, generally ignores the problematic aspects of not just Islamic culture but of the scriptural religion itself....
  • World Health Org: HIV In Europe At All Time High ... Migrant 'High Risk'

    11/28/2015 6:39:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/28/2015
    Europe has seen 142,000 new infections of HIV this year, the virus which causes AIDS — the highest number in one year ever. Although the rising rates of transmission due to heterosexual intercourse and careless use of unclean drug paraphernalia has been cited in the media as causing the rise, gay sex between men is still the main source of the virus spread.Speaking of the rise in infections, World Health Organisation director for Europe Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab said: Despite all the efforts to fight HIV, this year the European Region has reached over 142,000 new HIV infections, the highest number...
  • The Controversy over Syrian Refugees Misses the Question We Should Be Asking

    11/28/2015 6:26:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/28/2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The jihad waged by radical Islam rips at France from within. The two mass-murder attacks this year that finally induced President Francois Hollande to concede a state of war are only what we see. Unbound by any First Amendment, the French government exerts pressure on the media to suppress bad news. We do not hear much about the steady thrum of insurrection in the banlieues: the thousands of torched automobiles, the violence against police and other agents of the state, the pressure in Islamic enclaves to ignore the sovereignty of the Republic and conform to the rule of sharia. What...
  • North Korea tested submarine-launched missile, but launch failed: report

    11/28/2015 5:21:36 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 28, 2015
    North Korea tested submarine-launched missile, but launch failed: report North Korea appeared to conduct a submarine-launched ballistic missile test on Saturday but it ended in failure with no indication that the missile successfully ejected from the vessel and took off, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported. The test, if confirmed, follows a test-launch in May of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), which Pyongyang boasted as a success but has not been independently verified. "There is no identification of a missile taking flight and only fragments of a safety cover was observed so it's highly likely that the launch was a...
  • France bars 1,000 people posing 'security risks' [to the 'climate change conference']

    11/28/2015 5:03:34 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    The Local (FR) ^ | 11/28/15
    Nearly a thousand people thought to pose security risks have been denied entry into France in the run-up to the COP21 climate talks, the country's interior minister said on Saturday. COP21: Parisians urged to avoid public transport (27 Nov 15) Worldwide rallies to put pressure on COP21 (26 Nov 15) France imposed stepped-up border controls on November 13, just hours before the Paris attacks, in preparation for the talks. Bernard Cazeneuve said that the people had been prevented from entering France "because of the risk these people could represent for public order and security in our country." During...