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  • In Syria, Russian Orchestra Plays Bach In Ancient Theater Where ISIS Executed 25

    05/05/2016 10:50:05 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 4 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | MAY 5, 2016 | ANDREW E. KRAMER and ANDREW HIGGINS
    PALMYRA, Syria — Russia has made its mark on Syria with the crash of bombs and the thud of artillery. On Thursday the Russians added gentler sounds: live classical music echoing through an ancient stone theater and into the eerie, empty desert. Extending its soft power into the Syrian conflict, Russia deployed a symphony orchestra led by one of its best-known conductors, Valery Gergiev, and the cellist Sergei P. Roldugin, Their performance space was Palmyra, the city of ruins left by Roman and other ancient civilizations and ruined further by the depredations of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS...
  • Donald Trump backs Brexit, saying UK would be 'better off' without EU

    05/05/2016 10:33:04 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 7 replies
    twitter.com/guardian ^ | 8:19 PM - 5 May 2016 | The Guardian ✔ ‎@guardian
    Donald Trump backs Brexit, saying UK would be 'better off' without EU https://t.co/58PabVSPEc— The Guardian (@guardian) May 6, 2016
  • EMA: Thoughts on Trump Ascendance and Israel-US Relations

    05/05/2016 10:30:57 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Primack News ^ | 5/5/16 | Eleutheria5
    E5 unmasked. EMA expounded.
  • 'Take my brother first' (For years, Australia’s bravest boy was overlooked...)

    05/05/2016 8:08:48 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 16 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 6th May 2016 | John Tyson
    "TAKE my brother first." These were the final words spoken by a shy 13-year-old boy: my son, Jordan, while trapped in the 2011 Queensland floods. When help arrived, Jordan's first thought was not of himself. It was of his younger brother Blake, then just 10. They must've been terrified. Jordan couldn't swim; gushing water and chaos surrounded him. He could've panicked but instead he helped rescuers Warren and Chris, civilians like you and I, reach the car. Jordan was closest and time was almost up, so they grabbed for him to take him to safety. Instead he pushed them away...
  • ISIS Militants Seize Gas Field in Eastern Syria

    05/05/2016 8:00:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 5 May 2016
    ISIS militants on Thursday captured the main Shaer gas field in eastern Syria in the first gain for the ultra hardline fighters in the Palmyra desert area since they lost the ancient city in March, rebel sources and a monitor said. Amaq, a news agency affiliated to the militants, said they had taken over the gas field area and its facility where Syrian troops were stationed and killed at least 30 soldiers and gained large caches of heavy weapons including tanks and missiles.
  • Yazidi Women Leave Behind Lives, Family to Fight ISIS

    05/05/2016 7:57:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 5 May 2016 | Ahmed Jadallah with Emily Wither
    When ISIS swept into the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar in 2014, a few young Yazidi women took up arms against the militants attacking women and girls from their community. “They took eight of my neighbors and I saw they were killing the children,” Asema Dahir told Reuters last month at a checkpoint near a front line north of Mosul. Dressed in military fatigues, the 21-year-old is now part of an all-female unit in the Kurdish peshmerga forces, which have played an important role in pushing back ISIS in northern Iraq.
  • U.S. Ran $165 Billion Merchandise Trade Deficit in Q1

    05/05/2016 5:53:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 5, 2016 | 5:02 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The United States ran a merchandise trade deficit of $165.0623 billion in the first quarter of 2016, which was down slightly from the $165.7159 billion merchandise trade deficit the United States ran in the first quarter of 2015, according to data released Wednesday by the Census Bureau. The U.S. exported $347.5618 billion in goods during the quarter and imported $512.6241 billion. The bilateral merchandise trade deficit with China during the first quarter was $77.9461 billion—by far the largest with any nation. […] The second largest bilateral merchandise trade deficit the United States ran during the quarter was the $16.9356 billion...
  • Eliteworld vs. America First

    05/05/2016 5:41:39 PM PDT · by No One Special · 7 replies
    Diana West ^ | May 4, 2016 | Diana West
    The insularity of Eliteworld is such that when Evan Thomas (Phillips Academy, Harvard) argues in a New York Times op-ed, "Why We Need Foreign Policy Elites," he assumes that his Exhibits A & B -- (A) "opening China" (B) arms control treaties (detente) with the USSR -- will all but clinch his un-democratic case for the necessity of turning over foreign affairs to a cadre of Ivy-trained policy advisors. That's bad enough. What comes next, though, goes beyond liberal platitudes about what might constitute unassailable policy successes. Thomas writes: Of course, the “best and the brightest” of the 1960s administrations...
  • 120 nations accuse US top court of violating law over Iran

    05/05/2016 5:06:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2016 7:17 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    The 120-nation Nonaligned Movement headed by Iran accused the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday of violating international law by ruling that nearly $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets can be paid to victims of attacks linked to the country. A communiqué issued by the NAM’s Coordinating Bureau follows an Iranian appeal to the United Nations last week to intervene with the U.S. government to prevent the loss of their funds. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called the ruling an “outrageous robbery, disguised under a court order.” The NAM, comprising mainly developing countries, called the U.S. waiver of “the sovereign...
  • U.S. Foreign Policy: Spread Homosexual Agenda

    05/05/2016 3:02:51 PM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    The New American ^ | 05 May 2016 | C. Mitchell Shaw
    The United States imports nearly everything. The nation that built a strong economy on manufacturing now exports very little. One new thing that is being exported from the United States is a foreign policy of subversion and perversion. Having nearly wrapped America in the rainbow flag of the homosexual agenda, the Obama administration has now begun the process in Latin America and the Caribbean. In 2013 President Obama appointed James Walter "Wally" Brewster — who is openly homosexual — as U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic. He was not well received. As Nil Nikandrov wrote for the online journal of...
  • Refugee Nightmare 2.0 — the EU’s 2nd Migration Tsunami Has Begun

    05/05/2016 2:49:43 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    The New American ^ | 04 May 2016 | William F. Jasper
    The migration tsunami that swamped Europe with 1.5 million “refugees” in 2015 is roaring back with a tidal wave that may be double the size of last year’s deluge. In fact, most citizens of the European Union countries appear to be unaware that their unelected and unaccountable rulers at the European Commission, in their own European Economic Forecast report issued last fall, announced precisely that. That is, they projected (with apparent acceptance and approval) that three million refugees/migrants would arrive in Europe in 2016. The warming spring/summer weather along the Mediterranean now means calmer seas are returning, which means many...
  • America’s Security Facade

    05/05/2016 2:22:03 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 8 replies
    Understanding The Threat ^ | 5 May 16 | John Guandolo
    Travelers using U.S. airports are familiar with long lines due to TSA checkpoints, and recent reports indicate lines will get longer in the near future because of new TSA screening procedures, fewer TSA officers and other related issues. Yet, America is no safer since 9/11 because the federal government has thrown bureaucracy at the threat and entrusted our enemy inside our security perimeter instead of understanding the threat and dealing with it. Former Director of Central Intelligence R. James Woolsey tells the story of being in Israel and speaking with the Director of Security for Ben Gurion Airport. When Mr....
  • Obama's Foreign Policy Guru Boasts of How the Administration Lied to Sell the Iran Deal

    05/05/2016 1:54:21 PM PDT · by bushwon · 43 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 5, 2016 | Lee Smith
    It’s hardly any wonder that Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes has a "mind meld" with his boss, the president. According to a David Samuels New York Times Magazine article to be published Sunday and already posted to the website, Rhodes, like Barack Obama, is contemptuous of "the American foreign-policy establishment." What Obama calls the "Washington playbook" dictating the sorts of responses available to American policymakers, Rhodes calls the "Blob." Blob includes "editors and reporters at The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker," etc. It also encompasses, according to Rhodes, Obama's former secretary of state Hillary Clinton,...
  • Think America's terrified of Donald Trump? Check out how the rest of the world's reacting.

    05/05/2016 12:22:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 101 replies
    Vox ^ | May 5, 2016 | Zack Beauchamp
    After Donald Trump secured the Republican nomination on Tuesday night, the BBC rounded up the reactions from the global press to Trump's victory. Aside from some gloating in authoritarian Russia and China, the reaction was pretty shocked. "The craziest US presidential election campaign begins," Germany's Die Welt daily wrote. "The unthinkable has come to pass."
  • Lest We Forget - Corregidor Surrenders May 6, 1942

    05/05/2016 11:55:05 AM PDT · by Oatka · 24 replies
    Lest We Forget - Corregidor Surrenders May 6, 1942
  • West Point investigating photo of cadets with raised fists

    05/05/2016 11:09:18 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 5, 2016 | Andrew Blake
    The United States Military Academy at West Point said Wednesday that an investigation is underway regarding a photograph that shows 16 black cadets in uniform posing with their fists in the air. “We can confirm that the cadets in this photo are members of the U.S. Military Academy’s Class of 2016,” West Point’s director of public affairs, Lt. Col. Christopher Kasker, told Army Times on Wednesday. “Academy officials are conducting an inquiry into the matter. John Burk, an Army veteran who served in the Iraq War before launching a popular fitness website, accused the 16 female cadets photographed in the...
  • Egypt’s Information Service chief blames rise of Islamic State on Tom and Jerry

    05/05/2016 9:57:25 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 10 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | MAY 5, 2016 | ROBERT SPENCER
    Yes, the rise of the Islamic State must have come about because Muslim children are watching cartoons that millions of non-Muslim children have watched without becoming murderous death-loving psychopaths. It couldn’t possibly have anything to do with their reading a book that they think comes from the supreme being, and that exhorts them to “kill the polytheists wherever you find them” (Qur’an 9:5). “Tom and Jerry are blamed for ISIS: Head of Egypt’s Information Service blames cartoon characters for teaching children that you can blow people up and encouraging extremism,” by Julian Robinson, MailOnline, May 5, 2016. The head of...
  • Trump: Muslim Migration "Destroying Europe, I'm Not Gonna Let That Happen to The U.S."

    05/05/2016 7:57:25 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 53 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | 5/4/2016 | P. J. Watson
    Billionaire refuses to walk back controversial policy Fresh off his massive victory in Indiana, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump told MSNBC's Morning Joe earlier today that he would stick by his controversial policy on Muslim immigration because the migrant crisis is "destroying Europe". Trump's proposal to place a temporary halt on Muslim immigration to the United States was perhaps his most incendiary of the campaign, but the New York billionaire shows no signs of walking it back. Asked if he still believed "Muslims should be banned from entering the country until we can figure out what's going on," Trump said...
  • Report:Taxpayer Cost for Each Illegal Unaccompanied Child Budgeted at $17,613 & Statistics Video

    05/05/2016 7:54:45 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 2 2016 | CAROLINE MAY
    As the influx of unaccompanied illegal immigrant minors from Central America has increased, so too has the cost to assist each migrant, according to a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies. CIS reveals that the cost per “unaccompanied alien child” has more than doubled since FY 2010, when the cost per UAC was $8,217. CIS projects that the cost in FY 2017 will reach $17,613. CIS senior researcher Nayla Rush, the author of the report, reached the cost per UAC by looking at the total budget requests for UACs in FY 2017 and the number of UACs expected...
  • Bill Clinton in Southern California: Hillary Champion of ‘Freedom Loving’Muslims

    05/05/2016 7:53:53 AM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 May 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Hundreds of San Diegans gathered Wednesday morning to hear former U.S. President Bill Clinton campaign for his wife Hillary as a pack of Bernie Sanders supporters rallied outside. “The trick in this election and the key to California’s future is how to maximize all of the positive forces that are flowing through our country and embodied in this crowd,” said Clinton, who called America’s workforce the youngest and most diverse in the world. He promised that solar panels were going to become so cheap that they will be routine in every home in America.
  • Zimbabweans hunt for US cash as shortages bite

    05/05/2016 7:13:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2016 8:06 AM EDT
    Severe shortages of U.S. dollars that are used as local currency in Zimbabwe have forced many residents into cash hunter-gatherers. This week, Zimbabwe’s central bank imposed measures in an attempt to ease the cash crunch, which reflects the country’s dire economic situation. The measures include reducing the amount of money that travelers can take outside the country and limiting daily cash withdrawals. …
  • Scarborough: 'I'm Never Going to Vote' for Trump If He Maintains Muslim Ban

    05/05/2016 6:51:11 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 82 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Of everyone in the MSM, Joe Scarborough has been widely seen as the most ardent Trump supporter--starting from the day Donald descended that escalator with Melania. Scarborough would argue he was merely offering dispassionate political analysis--saying that Trump's chances should be taken seriously while others were disdainfully dismissing him. But for those of us who watched Joe day in and day out during the primary season, there seemed to be something much more than green-eyeshade analysis going on. Scarborough revelled in every poll and primary result favorable to Trump. Which makes Scarborough's statement on today's Morning Joe so strange. Joe...
  • Royal Navy fires warning shots as Spanish vessel harasses US sub in Gibraltar

    05/05/2016 6:02:14 AM PDT · by NRx · 53 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 05-05-2016 | Ben Farmer
    The Royal Navy fired flares to warn of a Spanish patrol boat harassing an American nuclear submarine off Gibraltar. The fast patrol boat HMS Sabre fired warning shots across the bow of a Guardia Civil vessel as it twice tried to cut across the path of USS Florida during an incursion into Gibraltar’s waters. Gibraltar says Spanish vessels regularly stray deep into its territorial waters and the Foreign Office has attacked the incursions as provocative.
  • White waitress refused tip by 'Rhodes Must Fall' activist gets $6,000 in 'sympathy' tips

    05/05/2016 5:56:01 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 43 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | by Colin Freeman
    A white South African waitress who was refused a tip by an Oxford student involved in the Rhodes Must Fall campaign has received more than $6,000 in "sympathy" tips after an online campaign on her behalf. Cape Town restaurant employee Ashleigh Shultz was allegedly told by activist Ntokozo Qwabe that he would not give her any service charge on his bill until her "fellow white people" returned South Africa's land to its black population. In an encounter that he described on Facebook, Mr Qwabe gleefully recounted that Ms Shultz had "burst into typical white tears", adding that he was "unable...
  • Turkish prime minister announces decision to step down

    05/05/2016 5:44:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2016 8:22 AM EDT | Suzan Fraser and Dominique Soguel
    Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu announced his resignation on Thursday, paving the way for the country’s president to pursue a tighter grip on power. “I decided that for the unity of the (ruling party) a change of chairman would be more appropriate. I am not considering running at the May 22 congress,” Davutoğlu told the nation. Davutoglu, who had fallen out with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, announced he was stepping aside following a meeting with executives of the ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, which has dominated Turkish politics since 2002. …
  • Sunni Islam's Strategy In The On-Going 'Clash Of Civilizations'

    05/05/2016 4:58:57 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 8 replies
    Right Side News ^ | May 4, 2016 | Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.)
    It Is A Mixture Of Stealth And Kinetic JihadBy Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.), Right Side News Islam Is Pursuing A Clash Of Civilizations, The West, Not So Much In 1993 Harvard Professor Samuel Huntington first introduced the concept of ‘The Clash of Civilizations,’ which pointed out that Islam in is conflict with all other politico-ethic-geocultural-economic-religious societal groupings (Western, Slavic-Orthodox, Hindu, etc.). In response U.S. and international academic elites dismissed Huntington’s thesis on the basis that ‘civilizations’ certainly warred in the past, but modern sovereign nationhood and economics had rendered civilizational warfare archaic. Once the Western intellectual judgment ruled out civilizational...
  • Navy SEAL takes on Hundreds of Islamic State Muslims - Dies Defending Christian Village in Iraq

    05/05/2016 4:35:21 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 16 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 5/4/2016 | Tim Brown
    Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." –John 15:13 A US Navy SEAL has been killed in the Iraqi town of Tel Asqof. He was serving as an advisor to the Kurdish Peshmerga when he was killed during an Islamic State assault "on a Peshmerga position approximately three to five kilometers behind the forward line of troops," according to a Pentagon press statement. RT reports: US Defense Secretary Ash Carter says an American service member has been killed in Iraq. A statement from the US-led forces in Iraq added the...
  • Contemplating War in Europe

    05/05/2016 3:40:16 AM PDT · by SJackson · 73 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 5, 2016 | Dr. Craig Luther
    During one of my recent research trips to Germany, among a small discussion group, a colonel in the German Bundeswehr raised a few eyebrows with an off-the-record observation: If Russian President Putin, he posited, ever unleashed his large and powerful mechanized forces across the North European Plain – through Belarus, Poland, Germany and beyond – nothing would be able to stop them. While such a grim prospect surely centers the mind, it also begs the question: Why would Putin, no matter how aggressive his behavior in recent years has become, ever commit such a staggering and calamitous act? Setting that...
  • George W. and George H. W. Bush to skip convention

    05/04/2016 4:54:19 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 116 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05.04.2016 | Ben Kasimar
    Both Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush will not attend this summer's Republican convention, spokesmen confirmed to The Hill.
  • This Woman May Be Next to Be Shot to Death in Indonesia

    05/04/2016 9:24:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | MAY 5, 2016
    Indonesia is preparing to execute several prisoners, a police official said on Wednesday, though authorities have not said if foreigners will be among them, a year after the execution of foreign drug traffickers drew widespread condemnation. President Joko Widodo’s administration has pledged to resume executions by firing squad at a prison on Nusakambangan Island, despite criticism from rights groups and foreign governments. “We have had a warning since last month to prepare the place,” said Central Java provincial police spokesman Aloysius Lilik Darmanto.
  • Obama urges Asian-Americans to stand up to bigotry

    05/04/2016 7:54:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May. 4, 2016 10:39 PM EDT | Darlene Superville
    President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders to fight bigotry and to press Congress to update U.S. immigration policy. Obama said America’s tradition is to welcome newcomers because it was founded by immigrants. He said that tradition also makes difficult to understand why some people are blocking efforts to overhaul U.S. immigration laws. “We don’t simply welcome new immigrants. We are born of immigrants,” Obama told hundreds attending the Asian Pacific American Institute of Congressional Studies’ annual awards dinner. The nonpartisan, nonprofit organization promotes Asian-American and Pacific Islander participation and representation in politics. …
  • Army captain sues Obama; says he lacks authority to fight IS

    05/04/2016 6:54:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2016 5:50 PM EDT | Deb Riechmann
    An Army captain sued President Barack Obama on Wednesday, alleging that he doesn’t have the proper congressional authority to wage war against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. Capt. Nathan Michael Smith filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Washington as the president is deploying more special operations forces to the region — and a day after a Navy SEAL was killed in combat in Iraq, the third since a U.S.-led coalition launched its campaign against the Islamic State in the summer of 2014. …
  • Labour suspends Momentum supporter who claimed Jews caused ‘African holocaust’-Leicester Victory

    05/04/2016 5:36:50 PM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    JEWISH CHRONICLE ONLINE/Jerusalem Post ^ | May 4, 2016 | Marcus Dysch,
    A leading member of the pro-Corbyn Momentum hard-left activism group claimed Jews were responsible for an “African holocaust”, the JC can reveal. Jacqueline Walker is a vice-chair of the movement’s national steering committee and activist in south-east England. Labour suspended Ms Walker from the party after the JC brought her comments to the party’s attention. She has repeatedly claimed the ongoing allegations of Jew-hate against party members are part of a “witch-hunt” against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Describing herself as an anti-Zionist, Ms Walker responded to a critic who asked her about the Holocaust on Facebook in February by writing...
  • German Jews Divided Over Fears of 1 Million Muslim Newcomers

    05/04/2016 4:11:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Tuesday, 3 May 2016
    When the leader of Germany’s Jews spoke out against the flow of Muslim migrants to Europe, a rabbinical student denounced his views as racist — and ignited a debate over whether Jews are right to fear unprecedented levels of immigration from Muslim lands traditionally hostile to Israel. The student, Armin Langer, was kicked out of the Abraham Geiger College in Potsdam after he wrote that the leader of Germany’s Central Council of Jews was wrong to seek a cap on Muslim immigration. Langer, a founder of an inter-faith group called Salaam-Shalom committed to fostering dialogue between Muslims and Jews, said...
  • Saudi King Salman Cries During Son’s Graduation in Riyadh

    05/04/2016 4:05:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Wednesday, 4 May 2016
    Saudi King Salman could not hold back his emotions as he attended the graduation of one of his sons, Prince Rakan who finished high school studies in Riyadh. “I attend this graduation not only as Rakan’s father, but a father to all the students,” King Salman said during a speech he delivered. King Salman has made a habit of attending all his sons' graduation ceremonies, a sign of the importance the king places on education. Before the ardha (sword dance) ceremony, Prince Rakan presented a sword to his father, which caused the King to get emotional seeing his last son...
  • Exclusive: President Fox Apologizes, Invites Trump to Mexico

    05/04/2016 3:30:21 PM PDT · by maggief · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 4, 2016 | ALEX SWOYER AND JOEL B. POLLA
    SANTA MONICA, California — During an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, former Mexican President Vicente Fox apologized Wednesday for the vulgar language he has used regarding GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall along the southern border and invited the likely Republican nominee to Mexico to see the border from the other side. (snip) “I apologize. Forgiveness is one of the greatest qualities that human beings have, is the quality of a compassionate leader. You have to be humble. You have to be compassionate. You have to love thy neighbor,” Fox explained to Breitbart News while sitting in...
  • Mexico changes its tune on Trump

    05/04/2016 2:15:59 PM PDT · by maggief · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 4, 2016 | Rafael Bernal
    Mexican officials are focusing on the positives in the U.S.-Mexico relationship, avoiding direct references to the presidential campaign. In an interview with The Hill Monday, Secretary of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo said "it's not very convenient for foreign officials" to comment on U.S. elections. He said they will instead focus on the massive economic potential of the U.S.-Mexico partnership. "The mere fact that Mexico has become an item in the debate should be an opportunity to reinforce the U.S-Mexico relationship. In a way, underlying that reality is the fact that whatever happens in Mexico has an impact in the U.S....
  • SWEDISH POLICE CHIEF Warns Women And Girls: “Don’t Go Out After Sunset Or You Will Be Raped Or Worse

    05/04/2016 12:44:41 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 52 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 3/13/16
    No need to mention who the rapists are, everyone knows who and what they are. Swedish police have given up trying to protect Swedish women from the exponential rise of rapes and gang rapes by newly arrived Arab and North African Muslim migrants. He says the rapes the police investigate are especially violent and often lead to serious injury or the death of the victims. Native Swedes are expected to become a minority in Sweden by 2040.
  • Israel’s F-35s Will Be Unique In More Ways Than One

    05/04/2016 12:42:06 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    War is Boring ^ | May 4, 2016 | DAVID AXE
    An F-35. U.S. Air Force photo Israel is practically a launch customer for the American-designed F-35 stealth fighter. The Jewish state plans on declaring its first squadron of the radar-evading jet combat-ready by the end of 2017. That’s just two years after the U.S. Marine Corps’ declaration of war-readiness for its F-35s — and one year later than the U.S. Air Force’s own planned introduction of the new plane. And Israel’s F-35s will be unique. While most foreign customers of the stealth fighter plan to operate fairly standard F-35s, Tel Aviv is heaping its own special tech onto the airframe. And that’s...
  • Navy to Demo Harpoon Missile on LCS at RIMPAC; NSM on USS Freedom by Next Deployment

    05/04/2016 12:35:00 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    USNI News ^ | May 4, 2016 | Megan Eckstein
    The Littoral Combat Ship program is poised to make big strides this year in its strike capability, both with over-the-horizon missiles and the shorter-range Longbow Hellfire missile. The Independence-variant USS Coronado (LCS-4) will deploy later this year with the Boeing-built Harpoon anti-ship missile, and engineering is underway to outfit USS Freedom (LCS-1) with the Naval Strike Missile (NSM), a partnership between Kongsberg Defence Systems and Raytheon. Program Executive Officer for Littoral Combat Ships Rear Adm. Brian Antonio told USNI News in a May 2 interview that the Harpoon system will be installed on Coronado within the next month, in time...
  • Senior Egypt Official Blames ‘Tom and Jerry’, Video Games for Violence Across Middle East

    05/04/2016 11:33:10 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 32 replies
    Egyptian Streets ^ | 5/4/2016 | Mohamed Khairat
    The head of Egypt’s State Information Service (SIS), Ambassador Salah Abdel Sadek, has attributed the rise of violence and extremism across the Arab world to children’s cartoon Tom and Jerry, video games and ‘violent’ movies. During a speech at a conference titled ‘The Media and the Culture of Violence’ at Cairo University, the Ambassador said that Tom and Jerry sets an idea in the viewer’s mind that violence is natural. “[Tom and Jerry] portrays the violence in a funny manner and sends the message that, yes, I can hit him…and I can blow him up with explosives. It becomes...
  • SOLDIERS NEED OUR HELP! JUST SIGN A PETITION!

    05/04/2016 10:53:29 AM PDT · by seekthetruth · 25 replies
    The Band Of Mothers ^ | May 4, 2016 | Beverly Perlson
    To all of you patriotic Americans out there who have supported our efforts to see our Sons in Leavenworth returned to their families, please read the email below from attorney Colby Vokey, LT COL USMC (Ret). Colby lays out all the reasons we have expressed over the years regarding the imprisonment of our Sons in Leavenworth. I will spare you all my rage as you have heard it over and over again for what seems like a lifetime. Rather, I will quote Colby: "What matters is that it's time to bring our warriors all the way home." Please sign the...
  • The Forgotten Story of the Revolutionary War

    05/04/2016 10:34:59 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 35 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 4, 2016 | Kallina Crompton
    On April 8, 2016, military historian and author Patrick K. O’Donnell spoke at the Heritage Foundation to discuss his book “Washington’s Immortals,” a book about the forgotten people and battles in the revolutionary war. The author discusses facts of the war that many schools fail to recognize; these include details of the colonists’ struggles with the loyalists, the soldiers’ shortages of clothing and food, and the sacrifices of many wealthy colonists. The stories in this book of the band of brotherhood and the sacrifices of the colonists are beneficial for students in order for them to fully understand American values....
  • Kerry Draws Red Line, Says Syria Better Start Removing Assad By Aug 1

    05/04/2016 9:35:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/4/2016 | Jonah Bennett
    Secretary of State John Kerry just gave Syria a hard deadline for starting the political transition to get rid of Syrian President Bashar Assad: Aug. 1. Kerry told reporters Tuesday if Syria doesn’t begin the process of removing Assad by Aug. 1, there will be serious consequences, The Associated Press reports. “If Assad does not adhere to this, there will clearly be repercussions,” Kerry said. “One of them may be the total destruction of the cease-fire and then go back to war. I don’t think Russia wants that. I don’t think Assad is going to benefit from that. There may...
  • Brexit Leader: ‘Keep Sending Obama Over’

    05/04/2016 8:35:52 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 12 replies
    freebeacon ^ | May 4, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Brexit leaders are thrilled President Barack Obama came out against them, because they are seeing a bounce in the polls. Arron Banks, the British entrepreneur leading a grassroots effort to leave the European Union, said he hopes the president continues urging the United Kingdom to remain a member state, during a trip to Washington last weekend. Banks, the chairman of Leave.EU, met with government officials and think tanks to gain support for “Brexit,” the movement to leave the European Union, when the U.K. votes on the EU referendum on June 23. Banks said issues of immigration and economics should make...
  • Venezuela should be rich. Instead it’s becoming a failed state.

    05/04/2016 8:07:17 AM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 4, 2016 | Matt O'Brien
    It's come to this: The country with the largest oil reserves in the world can't afford to brew its own beer, stay in its own time zone, or even have its own people show up to work more than two times a week. Venezuela, in other words, is well past the point of worrying that its economy might collapse. It already has. That's the only way to describe an economy that the International Monetary Fund thinks is going to shrink 8 percent and have 720 percent inflation this year. And that's not even the worst of it. No, that's the...
  • U.S Cuts Aid, Pakistan To Pay For Own F-16 Fighter Jets

    05/04/2016 7:59:38 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 6 replies
    TOLO News ^ | May 4, 2016 | TOLOnews
    The United States has informed Pakistan it will have to pay for eight American F-16 fighter jets itself after members of Congress raised objections to the proposed deal that would have seen the U.S sponsoring part of the purchase. The deal, estimated to be worth about $699 million USD, was approved by the U.S in February whereby the U.S would assist Pakistan with $430 million USD in aid to help finance the purchase. The deal involved up to eight F-16 fighter jets, along with radar and other equipment. However, this week, members of Congress voiced their unhappiness over the deal...
  • German Army leaves NATO exercises early because of overtime rules

    05/04/2016 7:48:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    americanthinker.com | 5/4/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    No, it is not The Onion reporting this, it is the UK Telegraph: German soldiers taking part in a four-week Nato exercise in Norway earlier this year had to leave after just 12 days because they had gone over their overtime limits, it has emerged. Troops have complained to a parliamentary watchdog that they are being forced to spend entire days doing nothing under the new rules. “It can’t be that we can’t fulfil our Nato obligations because of overtime,” Hans-Peter Bertels, the German parliamentary commissioner for the armed forces, told Bild am Sonntag newspaper…. You see, German soldiers are...
  • Survey: US businesses add jobs at slowest pace in 3 years

    05/04/2016 7:11:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May. 4, 2016 9:21 AM EDT | Christopher S. Rugaber
    U.S. companies added jobs at the slowest pace in three years in April, a private survey found, a sign that slower growth and volatile financial markets could weigh on hiring. Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that businesses added 156,000 jobs in April, down from 194,000 in March. Manufacturers shed 11,000 jobs, after losing 3,000 the previous month. Services firms added 166,000, down from 189,000. The slowdown was also driven by weaker hiring at medium and larger companies. Small businesses added jobs at the same pace as previous months. …
  • Cartel Smugglers Tried to Rape 11-Year-Old Migrant Girl in Texas at Border — Brutally Beat Her

    05/04/2016 7:10:41 AM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 May 2016 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    Truncated title. Full title: Cartel Smugglers Tried to Rape 11-Year-Old Migrant Girl in Texas at Border — Brutally Beat Her Mother Mexican cartel human smugglers tried to rape an 11-year-old girl from Honduras and then brutally beat the girl’s mother when the woman tried to protect her daughter — all of which occurred in the state of Texas near the U.S.-Mexico border. The attack took place on Saturday night near on the banks of the Rio Grande when a woman from Honduras, her cousin and her 11-year-old daughter were rafted over by human smugglers, information provided to Breitbart Texas by...