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  • In Syria, Obama-backed "Rebels" Battle Obama-backed Militias

    02/13/2016 2:06:54 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 8 replies
    The New American ^ | 12 February 2016 | Alex Newman
    Further illustrating what would at least appear to be the incredible absurdity of what passes for U.S. government "foreign policy," Sunni jihadist "rebels" in Syria backed by al-Qaeda and the Obama administration have been battling against Shia militias that have also been backed by Obama. Both sides are fighting with American weapons, according to news reports. How much money U.S. taxpayers forked over to arm the two warring Islamic factions was not immediately clear. But the enormous human tragedy on the ground is getting worse quickly.The latest battle between feuding Obama-backed forces was first reported by the far-left Daily Beast,...
  • We must stay in EU to unite against aggression, says David Cameron

    02/13/2016 12:14:32 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Friday 12 February | Mason, Perraudin, Oltermann
    Britain should stay in a reformed European Union so countries can stand together against the aggression of Russia, North Korea and Islamic State, David Cameron has said. At a dinner in Hamburg hosted by Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, the prime minister gave his strongest comments yet about what he sees as a need to stay in the EU for national security reasons.
  • Carrier Air Conditioner (part of United Technologies) Moving 1,400 Jobs to Mexico

    02/12/2016 10:05:29 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 58 replies
    Youtube ^ | 02/11/16 | Joe Brunner
    Carrier Air Conditioner is moving production to Monterrey, Mexico putting 1,400 Indianapolis Jobs south of the border in 2017.
  • What If Vladimir Putin Has Hillary Clinton's Emails?

    02/12/2016 9:49:05 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 41 replies
    Despite a clear warning received almost three years ago, it has taken a heated presidential campaign and an FBI investigation to make us aware of the national security threat of Hillary Clinton’s unsecured state department e-mails. The Kremlin’s cyber warfare army has had ample opportunity to steal Clinton’s entire e-mail cache (including 31,830 “private” e-mails). Such hacking would likely have taken place before the Kremlin’s propaganda arm, RT (Russia Today), published Sidney Blumenthal’s e-mails to Clinton on March 20, 2013, presumably sending out alarms at that late date to Clinton to secure her private server. The Clinton cache of e-mail...
  • Mexican Drug Cartel Slaughters Three Hundred People,...

    02/12/2016 9:25:35 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 15 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | Feb. 12, 2012 | Theodore Shoebat
    (Too long title: Mexican Drug Cartel Slaughters Three Hundred People, They Take The Victims, Murder Them And Burn Their Bodies To Nothing But Chard Pieces Of Human Flesh) In the El Limón Rance, which lies in the Mexican state of Veracruz, in the town of Tlalixcoyan, almost three thousand fragments of human corpses were discovered, leading investigators to believe that around three hundred bodies were buried on this very spot. The three thousand human remains were found after three days of investigation by forensic experts. The investigation was launched after locals began to make reports on the bodies to authorities....
  • No escape? China's crackdown on dissent goes global

    02/12/2016 7:47:24 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 8:25 PM ET, Thu February 4, 2016 | Ivan Watson, Pamela Boykoff, Kocha Olarn and Judy Kwon
    Last October, two members of a small exile Chinese opposition political party -- Jiang Yefei and Dong Guangping -- were arrested by Thai police. Several weeks later, despite protests from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the two men were extradited to China and promptly thrown in prison. Since the extradition of Dong, his wife, Gu Shuhua, and daughter fled Thailand for Canada. Speaking from Toronto, she says Dong's capture has devastated her small family. "The Chinese government put pressure on my husband for so long that he ran away [from China]. Why did they still need to chase...
  • Former Obama intel official: Hillary Clinton should drop out

    02/12/2016 7:24:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | February 12, 2016 | Nicole Gaouette
    President Barack Obama's former top military intelligence official said Hillary Clinton should pull out of the presidential race while the FBI investigate her use of a private email server for official government communication while secretary of state. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the retired chief of the Defense Intelligence Agency, made the call in an interview with Jake Tapper on "The Lead." "If it were me, I would have been out the door and probably in jail," said Flynn, who decried what he said was a "lack of accountability, frankly, in a person who should have been much more responsible in...
  • India 'disappointed' as US decides to sell eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan

    02/12/2016 6:49:50 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 24 replies
    IBNLIVE.COM ^ | Feb 13, 2016
    Washington: The Obama administration on Friday notified the US Congress of its decision to sell eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan worth nearly $700 million. Upset with the decision, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said,"We are disappointed at the decision of the Obama Administration to notify the sale of F-16 aircraft to Pakistan." He also said that India disagrees with the rationale of the US that such arms transfers help to combat terrorism. The MEA will summon US ambassador to convey India's displeasure over the decision of the Obama government. Despite mounting opposition from influential lawmakers from both...
  • World's oldest aircraft carrier to be converted into luxury hotel

    02/12/2016 6:44:29 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 26 replies
    The Khaleej Times ^ | February 10, 2016 | P S Jayaram
    The world's oldest aircraft carrier INS Viraat will be converted into a hotel to attract tourists after it is decommissioned from service later this year. The Defence Ministry has approved a proposal from Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) to convert the Centaur-class aircraft carrier into a hotel. The decision was conveyed to the state authorities on the sidelines of the International Fleet Review (IFR- 2016) at the coastal Andhra city of Visakhapatnam. The state government has drawn up plans to convert Viraat into a 500-room hotel, the Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said. The warship would be docked at...
  • Dutch try and fail to stop export of dogs to Israel

    02/12/2016 5:20:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    INN ^ | 2/12/2016, 1:46 PM | Matt Wanderman
    The government in the Netherlands attempted to ban the export of dogs to Israel, claiming that the IDF uses them as "weapons," but was unable to find a legal means to do so. EU Observer reports that Minister for Foreign Trade Lilianne Ploumen investigated the possibility through the European Commission and other supervisory organizations. EU countries can only restrict exports in certain cases, and such cases are typically decided by the EU as a whole. Ploumen had suggested to the European Commission that service dogs could fall under the dual-use regulation, which deal with objects that have both civilian and...
  • LIVE Interview with Charles Ortel on Banking Crisis, Hillary Clinton, and more... 2/13 8 AM EST

    02/12/2016 5:17:35 PM PST · by Randall_S · 2 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | January 12, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    Don't miss this live interview!! Tomorrow, Saturday 2/13, 8 AM EST! SPECIAL INTERVIEW WITH CHARLES ORTEL! Saturday (2/13) LIVE 8 AM EST!!! Charles Ortel is an investor and writer interested in economics, geo-politics, history, travel and just, lasting peace. He has done extensive research on the fraudulent activities of the Clinton Foundation, and is known for predicting the revelation of fraud at General Electric. His work can be found at CharlesOrtel.com. Topics of Discussion: > The Bank of England joins the IMF to embrace Islamic Finance - really? > European banks face a 2008-like crisis - will it spread? >The...
  • Cologne attacks 'not organized': police chief

    02/12/2016 5:17:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 12 Feb 2016 09:13 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Cologne's new police chief Juergen Mathies said on Thursday that there is no evidence the sexual assaults in the city on the Rhine were organized -- but admits it will be tough to bring the perpetrators to justice. "There is no evidence that we are dealing with structures of organized crime here," Mathies said. "We believe this was transmitted through social networks. A few people did in fact say, 'hey, we're going to Cologne, there's going to be a big party.'" Mathies did acknowledge that many of the alleged perpetrators were from countries where they might be familiar with "this...
  • How Republics Perish

    02/12/2016 4:43:08 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 14 replies
    Buchanan.org ^ | 6/12/2016
  • Are Germans right to fear limit on cash payments?

    02/12/2016 3:48:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 12 Feb 2016 09:43 GMT+01:00 | Jörg Luyken
    When it was announced late last week that the German government planned to set a 5,000 limit on payments with cash, it barely raised an eyebrow in our newsroom. Limits on cash transactions are standard in other large European countries, including Italy, France and the UK, and this seemed to be a case of conservative Germany slowly falling in line with its neighbors. We should have known better. The outcry came from all quarters, with the populist right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) just as vocal as the right-on left-wing Green Party and the liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP). Economic weekly...
  • Top German general praises Russian bombing in Syria

    02/12/2016 3:21:53 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 10 replies
    thelocal.de ^ | 12 Feb 2016 12:46 GMT+01:00 | DPA/The Local (news@thelocal.de)
    Harald Kujat, former chief of staff of the Bundeswehr (German army) inspecting Ukrainian troops in Kiev in 2004. File photo: DPA Top German general praises Russian bombing in Syria Published: 12 Feb 2016 12:46 GMT+01:00 Russian bombing in Syria against opponents of the brutal regime of President Bashar al-Assad has "enabled the peace process" to get started, a former top-ranked German general said on Friday. "With its military intervention, Russia has enabled the peace process," Harald Kujat, former chief of staff of the Bundeswehr (German army) told the Passauer Neue Presse. Kujat argues that the Syrian civil war was in...
  • Germany ‘must act now to defuse debt time bomb’

    02/12/2016 2:25:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 12 Feb 2016 15:36 GMT+01:00
    An internal government report seen by Die Welt am Sonntag predicts that Germany will have to take on uncontrollable debt if it doesn't start making huge budget cuts now. It's the same old problem: not only Germans are living longer than ever before, they're not producing enough offspring to replace them in the workforce. The result will be levels of debt reaching 220 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2060 - well above the 60 percent limit for EU member states set out by the Maastricht Treaty in 1992 - experts from inside Wolfgang Schaeuble's finance ministry have calculated....
  • UN “Climate” Deal in Jeopardy After Court Blocks Obama Decrees

    02/12/2016 2:17:47 PM PST · by HomerBohn · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | 2/12/2016 | Alex Newman
    The United Nations "climate" regime negotiated in Paris last year could be dead in the water before the pseudo-treaty underpinning it is even formally signed in April at UN headquarters. That is because the U.S. Supreme Court this week, in a potentially devastating setback to the UN and Obama, temporarily blocked the centerpiece of the White House's global-warming agenda, the so-called Clean Power Plan. The administration scheme, which sought to regulate emissions of the "gas of life," was imposed by executive decree, leading countless experts to point out that Obama's agenda was on thin ice at best. Now, with the...
  • Hillary Clinton Is Now Tied To At Least Four Investigations By Federal Agencies

    02/12/2016 2:07:13 PM PST · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 11, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    The State Department's inspector general last year subpoenaed the Clinton Foundation for documents related to work that required approval from the Hillary Clinton State Department, making it now at least four investigations involving the Democratic presidential candidate being conducted by federal agencies.
  • US, Cuba to sign agreement on restarting commercial flights

    02/12/2016 1:30:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 12, 2016 4:24 PM EST | Michael Weissenstein
    U.S. officials say the United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to restart commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx flies to Havana on Tuesday to cement the deal. It will let U.S. airlines bid on routes for dozens of U.S.-Cuba flights per day. That's more than five times the current number of flights, all of which are charters. ...
  • Maine governor accused of insensitivity with 'Mr. Chiu' joke

    02/12/2016 12:08:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 12, 2016 2:29 PM EST
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage is being accused of racial insensitivity over a joke about a Chinese investor's name. The man's first name is Chiu -- pronounced "choo." When LePage mentioned him Thursday at a Lewiston business breakfast, the Republican governor pronounced it with an emphatic fake sneeze. LePage smiled, and many at the luncheon laughed. ...
  • How Republics Perish

    02/12/2016 10:45:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    If you believed America's longest war, in Afghanistan, was coming to an end, be advised: It is not. Departing U.S. commander Gen. John Campbell says there will need to be U.S. boots on the ground "for years to come." Making good on President Obama's commitment to remove all U.S. forces by next January, said Campbell, "would put the whole mission at risk." "Afghanistan has not achieved an enduring level of security and stability that justifies a reduction of our support. ... 2016 could be no better and possibly worse than 2015." Translation: A U.S. withdrawal would risk a Taliban takeover...
  • Rating 20th Century Presidents

    02/12/2016 10:40:25 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 26 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 12, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Since everybody else is rating presidents, we thought we'd give it a shot too, since we've covered many of them, especially those who served in the last century. The root of the word president, eminent historian Steve Hayward reminds us, is preside. Thus, we looked at the economies and foreign policies that these leaders presided over as well as their Supreme Court picks. Our greatest concern, taking those considerations down in order, were whether the presidents meddled in the economy, could distinguish friends and foes abroad, and chose justices and judges guided by the U. S. Constitution. The top five...
  • The Muslim Man’s Sexual “Rights” Over Non-Muslim Women

    02/12/2016 10:05:29 AM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 21 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Feb 12, 2016 | Raymond Ibrahim
    In word and deed, in Islamic and non-Islamic nations, Muslim men appear to think that non-Muslim women--impure "infidels"--exist solely to gratify their sexual urges. First, consider the beliefs and actions of those committed to waging jihad for the cause of Allah, such as the Islamic State: In the moments before he raped the 12-year-old [non-Muslim] girl, the Islamic State fighter took the time to explain that what he was about to do was not a sin. Because the preteen girl practiced a religion other than Islam, the Quran not only gave him the right to rape her -- it condoned...
  • Likud MK sparks outrage after questioning the 'P' in 'Palestine'

    02/12/2016 9:59:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 2/11/2016, 1:32 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    An Israeli parliamentarian has drawn ire and ridicule after suggesting "Palestine" is a borrowed term that Palestinians themselves cannot pronounce. "The letter P doesn't exist in Arabic, so the borrowed term Palestine is worth debating," MK Anat Berko (Likud) said during a parliamentary debate on Wednesday night. [...] In Arabic, the word is written with an F and is pronounced "Falesteen." Palestinian Arabs not fluent in English often use the letter B as a substitute for P when speaking the language. [...] "Don't you have a brain?" MK Tamar Zandberg, from the left-wing Meretz party, shouted during the session. ...
  • 95% of Arab Students Who Study Abroad Do Not Return Home

    02/12/2016 9:57:22 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, February 12, 2016
    Lack of resources and instability main causes of emigration Arab governments need to create the opportunities for young people to fulfil their aspirations if they are to reverse the brain drain which sees 95 per cent of students who study at universities in the United States and Europe stay overseas. According to Mohammed Gawdat, Vice President - Business Innovation at Google(X), the Arab brain drain is the result of two major factors: lack of resources and instability in the region. 'It is not about money. It is about taking the right decisions to allow young people to succeed. Once...
  • South African Students Protest Tuition by Vandalizing School with ‘F--- White People’

    02/12/2016 9:49:06 AM PST · by Sheapdog · 14 replies
    MRCTV.org ^ | February 10, 2016 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    As Americans are observing Black History Month, black students in South Africa are sending a message to their fellow countrymen: F--- white people. Times LIVE reports students at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa protested the existence of white people by wearing shirts decrying white people and by spraying painting f--- white people across campus (explicit language warning): According to Wits 2014 demographic information, the school where students are announcing their hatred of white people is only 22.49 percent white, compared to 77.48 percent black. (Black, by the standards of Wits, appears to also include individuals who...
  • Did American Corporations Create and Sustain Communism in the Soviet Union?

    02/12/2016 9:39:39 AM PST · by pinochet · 31 replies
    There are some undeniable facts about America's history with communism that make many "mainstream" conservatives uncomfortable. These troubling facts fall into a category that I call "Facts About Communism that Your Favorite Conservative Columnist Did not Tell You About". 1. Karl Marx was the European correspondent for America's largest circulation newspaper, "The New York Daily Tribune", from 1852 to 1863. The paper was the New York Times of its day, and the paper carried Marx's articles for an amazing 11 years, which was long enough for his ideas to gain influence. Marx's articles were very popular among liberal elites in...
  • 'Combat Hawk' aircraft by next year's 'Aero India'

    02/12/2016 9:13:33 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Press Trust of India ^ | February 11, 2016
    The combat version of Advanced Jet Trainer, Hawk aircraft, is likely to be showcased in the next year's Aero India, a biennial air show of India. State-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited is hoping that the 'Combat Hawk' will be an ideal export product besides being used domestically. Highly placed sources said a foreign country has already evinced interest in the product. They said that such an aircraft, slower than a fighter jet, can be useful for operations in forested areas and in low mountains. Moreover, many countries cannot afford to spend big on bigger fighter aircraft and hence the project has...
  • Ted Cruz, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Team Up Against PLO

    02/12/2016 9:01:52 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 13 replies
    Shunshine State News ^ | February 12, 2016 | Kevin Derby
    ... "The Palestinian Liberation Organization has for decades been a relentless advocate for terrorist violence against the Jewish people," Cruz said. "The United States needs to make it perfectly clear to the Palestinians that this behavior is intolerable, and that we stand with our ally Israel."Closing the PLO office in Washington D.C. sends the clear signal that the days of America turning a blind eye to the militant anti-Semitism of this organization are over, and that we will no longer allow political correctness to force us to host terrorist organizations in Washington, D.C.," Cruz added. ...
  • Pentagon orders commanders to prioritize climate change in all military actions

    02/12/2016 8:49:52 AM PST · by Sheapdog · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | - Sunday, February 7, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Pentagon is ordering the top brass to incorporate climate change into virtually everything they do, from testing weapons to training troops to war planning to joint exercises with allies. A new directives theme: The U.S. Armed Forces must show resilience and beat back the threat based on actionable science. The Pentagon is ordering the top brass to incorporate climate change into virtually everything they do, from testing weapons to training troops to war planning to joint exercises with allies. A new directives theme: The U.S. Armed Forces must show resilience and beat back the threat based on“actionable science. The...
  • Mounting Evidence Putin Will Ignite WWIII

    02/12/2016 8:46:51 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 46 replies
    Observer ^ | 02/11/16 | John R. Schindler
    Mounting Evidence Putin Will Ignite WWIII By letting Putin get away with whatever he likes in Syria, Obama has created a deeply dangerous situation By John R. Schindler 02/11/16 10:51am Relations between Russia and Turkey have been dismal since late November, when a Turkish fighter jet shot down a Russian bomber on the border with Syria, killing its pilot. That began a war of words between Moscow and Ankara that ought to concern everyone, since the former has several thousand nuclear weapons and the latter is a member of NATO. Kremlin propaganda against Ankara has increased of late, setting the...
  • Iran rules "decadent" Valentine's Day celebrations a crime

    02/12/2016 8:20:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2016 10:40 AM EST
    Iran says it is cracking down on Valentine's Day celebrations and shops engaging in them will be guilty of a crime. Iranian news outlets reported the police directive Friday warning retailers against promoting "decadent Western culture through Valentine's Day rituals." Police informed Tehran's coffee and ice cream shops trade union to avoid any gatherings in which boys and girls exchange Valentine's Day gifts. ...
  • Exclusive: U.S. Allies Now Fighting CIA-Backed Rebels

    02/12/2016 8:15:23 AM PST · by detective · 8 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 02.12.16 | Nancy Youseff
    Not long ago, U.S. jets and Shia militias worked together to battle ISIS. Today, those militias are trying to take down American proxies in Syria. Iraqi militias who once fought ISIS with U.S. help are now working with Russian and Iranian forces to crush American-backed rebels in the strategic Syrian city of Aleppo, two defense officials have told The Daily Beast.
  • Davutoğlu signals Turkish action after fall of Aleppo corridor

    02/12/2016 7:46:40 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 16 replies
    todayszaman.com ^ | February 12, 2016, Friday/ 14:40:4 | todayszaman.com
    Davutoğlu signals Turkish action after fall of Aleppo corridor February 12, 2016, Friday/ 14:40:40/ TODAY'S ZAMAN | ANKARA Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has implied that Turkey will take action after the capture of the town of Azez in Syria, a strategic corridor between Aleppo and Turkey for rebel groups, by Syrian regime troops backed by Russian airstrikes. Speaking to reporters en route to Turkey from the Netherlands, Davutoğlu said that he had told German Chancellor Angela Merkel of the need to stop Russia in Syria in order to prevent further influxes of refugees to Turkey and Europe from the region,...
  • NYC Children's Museum Celebrates Muslim Diversity

    02/12/2016 6:16:43 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Voice of America ^ | February 11, 2016 | by Ramon Taylor
    NEW YORK - Imagine a place where children can steer a dhow boat across the Indian Ocean, sell Egyptian spices and Moroccan rugs, hop on a camel and embark across the Sahara. "America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far" is a groundbreaking interactive museum exhibit in the heart of New York City that lets kids do just that: explore the A-to-Z of Muslim cultures. The Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM), established in 1973, is a hands-on cultural destination for families committed to nurturing "the next generation of global citizens."
  • Without Social Security numbers, illegal immigrants face eviction

    02/12/2016 6:11:42 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10 Feb 2016 | By Antonio Olivo
    The owners of a Northern Virginia mobile-home park are trying to evict about 15 residents who don’t have Social Security numbers and are in the country illegally, an effort that attorneys for the families say violates federal and state fair housing laws... Waples is owned by a limited partnership headed by Albert J. Dwoskin, who did not return calls for comment. Dwoskin’s property management company — A.J. Dwoskin & Associates — said it insists on Social Security numbers from all new tenants as a way to conduct background checks on those residents... “Everyone has to have an ID, a Social...
  • Retired General: 'Don't Draft Our Daughters'

    02/12/2016 6:02:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    When asked if women should be required to sign up for the military draft at last weekend's GOP debate in New Hampshire, several candidates voiced their approval. After all, the military has opened all combat roles to women. Following the debate, Sen. Ted Cruz disagreed with his rivals. He called the proposal "nuts."Lt. Gen. (US Army-Ret.) William "Jerry" Boykin appears to agrees with the Texas senator. Boykin, the executive vice president of the Family Research Council, sent an urgent email to supporters on Tuesday noting how concerned he was after last weekend's GOP debate. He said the new proposal to make women sign...
  • France to Shut Down 100 to 160 Mosques; War-grade Weapons Found in Some

    02/12/2016 5:25:40 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 75 replies
    The New American ^ | 2/10/2016 | Selwyn Duke
    George W. Bush and others have often emphasized that Islam is a "religion of peace." Others view Islam as a "religion of the sword," and they include traditionalist-minded Muslims and mosques. This is evident after the French government recently raided Muslim houses of worship in the country and found "one third of the quantity of war-grade weapons that are normally seized in a year," as Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve put it. The mosques implicated themselves "because they are run illegally without proper licenses, they preach hatred, or use takfiri speech," Hassan El Alaoui, one of France's chief imams, told Al...
  • Homeless Muslim Refugee Rapes and Strangles American Girl Who Helped Him

    02/12/2016 4:51:46 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 58 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 2/9/2016 | Walid Shoebat
    Lauren Mann was an American music and arts student who loved playing the piano and went to Austria specifically to focus on her music studies while working as an au pair. All her friends say that she had a generous heart for the poor and needy. Being 23 years old and living amidst this "refugee" crisis, out of the goodness of her heart, she wanted to help these "migrants," many of whom were homeless and living near her. She would go out and give them food, drink, and little treats such as cigarettes. One of the people she helped was...
  • Seoul retaliates, China pays price for North Korea rocket launch

    02/12/2016 3:25:53 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Asia Times ^ | February 10, 2016 | Shim Jae Hoon
    Seoul retaliates, China pays price for North Korea rocket launch By Shim Jae Hoon on February 10, 2016 in Asia Times News & Features, China, Koreas SEOUL-North Korea's satellite rocket launch has claimed its first casualty amid a changing and increasingly volatile regional security landscape that's dragging in China, the US and Japan. South Korea announced on Feb. 10 that it's closing down the inter-Korean economic project at Kaesong Industrial Complex which Seoul set up 12 years ago to provide hard currency earnings for the North Korean regime. /snip Meanwhile, the Park government has come under pressure from conservatives who...
  • China FM voices 'serious concern' over possible deployment of U.S. shield in Korea [THAAD]

    02/12/2016 12:00:14 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | 2016-02-12
    China FM voices 'serious concern' over possible deployment of U.S. shield in Korea Published : 2016-02-12 16:13 Updated : 2016-02-12 16:15 Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi expressed "serious concern" over a decision by South Korea to begin formal talks with the United States to adopt an advanced U.S. missile defense system, according to China's foreign ministry on Friday. Wang conveyed the concern to South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se during their meeting in Munich on the sidelines of international talks on Syria on Thursday, the Chinese ministry said in a statement. "Minister Wang Yi expresses serious concern," the statement said....
  • Teenager seized for Boko Haram attack tells how she tore off suicide vest and fled

    02/11/2016 9:34:34 PM PST · by Cronos · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12 Feb 2016 | ap
    Strapped with a suicide bomb vest and sent by the extremist Boko Haram group to kill as many people as possible, the teenage girl tore off the explosives and fled as soon as she was out of sight of her handlers. Her two companions, however, completed their grisly mission and walked into a crowd of hundreds at Dikwa refugee camp in north-east Nigeria and blew themselves up, killing 58 people. Modu Awami, a self-defence fighter who helped question the girl, said: “She said she was scared because she knew she would kill people. But she was also frightened of going...
  • {Militant athiest} Richard Dawkins has stroke, forcing cancellation of tour

    02/11/2016 9:29:27 PM PST · by Cronos · 61 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12 Feb 2016 | Calla Wahlquist
    Management for 74-year-old author of The God Delusion say he suffered ‘minor stroke’ in UK on Saturday but has already returned home from hospital But the health scare has caused him to postpone his tour, his management said in a message passed on to ticket holders on Friday. ...By Thursday he had recovered enough to use Twitter, plugging a book called God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction, for which he had written the foreword. ..A steadfast critic of religion, who nevertheless recently criticised leading UK cinema chains for refusing to screen an advert featuring the Lord’s Prayer, Dawkins...
  • Trump warns: Migrants will bring 'end of Europe'

    02/11/2016 9:03:03 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 76 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | February 11, 2016 | No Author
    Republican presidential primary front-runner Donald Trump is predicting the influx of Muslim migrants will lead to the "end of Europe" in an explosive interview with the conservative French magazine Valeurs Actuelles. "France is not what it used to be, and neither is Paris," Trump is quoted as saying.
  • The Navy's Air Defense Missile Will Become a Supersonic Ship Killer

    02/11/2016 8:30:05 PM PST · by Mariner · 42 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | February 10th, 2016 | By Eric Tegler
    Back in 2014, the guided missile-carrying destroyer USS John Paul Jones made history. During a live fire missile tests, one of its SM-6 air defense missiles completed the longest surface-to-air engagement in naval history. The Navy wouldn't say the exact range of the missile for security's sake, but the ability to take out incoming missiles or aircraft at long range is obviously valuable. Now, that ability is expanding. The Navy says it will modify the Raytheon-built Standard Missile-6 to act as a supersonic anti-ship missile. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has confirmed the service was developing the anti-ship SM-6 in an...
  • Asia markets extend rout as Nikkei plunges 5.3% [Japan]

    02/11/2016 7:39:00 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 42 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2016/02/12 | Saheli Roy Choudhury
    Asia markets extend rout as Nikkei plunges 5.3% Saheli Roy Choudhury | @sahelirc Markets in Asia dropped sharply on Friday, with the Nikkei tumbling, after a sell-off on Wall Street as oil remained volatile and concerns about how central banks' easing measures will affect banks' earnings persisted. "The idea that central banks are now fully targeting the interest rate structure and putting a gun to domestic banks heads in a fight to stoke credit growth is in no way an equity friendly story," wrote Chris Weston, chief market strategist at spreadbetter IG, in a morning note. The Bank of Japan...
  • Venezuela top court overrules Congress, grants decree powers

    02/11/2016 5:46:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 11, 2016 8:44 PM EST
    Venezuela's Supreme Court has overruled the opposition-controlled congress and granted broad decree powers to President Nicolas Maduro. Congress last month had refused to approve Maduro's declaration of an economic emergency. The court ruled in a decision made public Thursday night that Maduro did not need congressional approval after all. The court said the declaration of emergency is now in effect, granting Maduro greatly expanded authority over the economy for 60 days. ...
  • Germany: Muslims tear up Bibles, sexually abuse women and children, beat up gays

    02/11/2016 5:40:29 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 36 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Feb 17, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    German asylum centers: Muslim migrants tear up Bibles, assault Christians, sexually abuse women and children, beat up gays Christians, homosexuals and women are fleeing asylum centres in Germany in ever growing numbers due to acts of violence, intolerance and crime perpetrated by Muslim men. According to German newspaper Die Welt, the violence toward ethnic minorities, religious minorities and women continues to skyrocket across German asylum centres. Muslim men tear up Bibles and assault Christians, sexually abuse women and children, and beat up homosexuals. The news has led to calls from human rights campaigners to say enough is enough. In Stuttgart...
  • Minnesota Man Pleads Guilty in Islamic State Case

    02/11/2016 5:27:40 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 2/11/16 | AP
    A Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State group. Twenty-year-old Abdirizak Mohamed Warsame entered his plea at a hearing Thursday in U.S. District Court. Warsame admitted he tried to help other young men from Minnesota's Somali community with their plans to travel to Syria to fight for the Islamic State group. Warsame also boasted of being able to take down a plane at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Warsame says he learned about the Islamic State group by watching videos on YouTube and listening to lectures. He faces up...
  • Must See Video: Resident of Calais Speaks Out on the Muslim Colonization

    02/11/2016 4:22:15 PM PST · by Bon mots · 37 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb | Simone
    If you have not seen this video yet, it is a 'MUST WATCH'. It's a heart breaking description of how a government can destroy a city and a people. If ever there was an example of why a free people need 1st and 2nd amendment style protection, this is it. Please watch it all. ↑ Click to see the full video ↑