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  • Chad president tells Boko Haram leader to surrender or face death

    03/05/2015 6:43:02 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 4, 2015 | Madjiasra Nako
    President Idriss Deby of Chad said on Wednesday he knew the whereabouts of Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram, and called on him to surrender or risk being killed. Chad's army has waged a series of battles against Boko Haram as part of a cross-border military campaign and has re-taken territory the militant group held in northeastern Nigeria. ... The Chadian army is considered one of the best in the region, backed by a strong air force. It first deployed to help Cameroon fend off Boko Haram and is now pressing southwest into Nigerian territory...
  • Ancient tomb of Celtic prince found in France

    03/05/2015 6:35:29 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 9 replies
    The Local (France) ^ | 05 Mar 2015 08:21 GMT+01:00
    An "exceptional" tomb from the fifth century BC, likely that of a Celtic prince, has been unearthed in a small French town, shedding light on Iron Age European trade, researchers said Wednesday. The grave, crammed with Greek and possibly Etruscan artefacts, was discovered in a business zone on the outskirts of Lavau in France's Champagne region, said the National Archaeological Research Institute, Inrap. A team from the institute has been excavating the site since October last year, and have dated it to the end of the First Iron Age -- a period characterised by the widespread use of the metal....
  • Caught Off Guard by Disclosure of Emails, Democrats Rally to Clinton’s Defense

    03/05/2015 6:23:49 PM PST · by mcenedo · 36 replies
    NYSlime ^ | JONATHAN MARTIN and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    In a testament to Mrs. Clinton’s political strength — and underscoring the scarcity of other potential White House hopefuls — senior Democrats spoke in her defense without fully explaining why she had avoided using a government account during her four-year tenure in the Obama administration.
  • Last Known Ebola Patient in Liberia Is Discharged

    03/05/2015 6:18:29 PM PST · by Oliviaforever · 8 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/5/15
    Liberia’s last Ebola patient was discharged on Thursday after a ceremony in the capital, Monrovia, bringing to zero the number of known cases in the country and marking a milestone in West Africa’s battle against the disease.
  • John Batchelor Show: Hillary Clinton Email Scandal Discussed

    03/05/2015 6:16:59 PM PST · by Ken H · 18 replies
    John Batchelor Show ^ | March 05, 2015 | John Batchelor
    Sounds pretty interesting so far. Guests seem to think it's a big deal. John asks whether this a diversion for a bigger story. He must read FR, lol!Will post direct link to the podcast when available, usually within an hour or so after the broadcast.
  • PLO Decides to End Security Cooperation with Israel

    03/05/2015 6:04:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 3/6/2015, 12:13 AM | Elad Benari
    The Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) central council decided Thursday to end security cooperation with Israel, AFP reported. The PLO council decided “to stop security cooperation in all its forms with the occupying power” which it urged to “take over full responsibility for the Palestinian people in the occupied State of Palestine, the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza”. […] The PA (Palestinian Authority) submitted a UN Security Council resolution in December—which was voted down—calling for Israeli withdrawal from Judea and Samaria within two years, and in January joined the International Criminal Court, where they plan to press for war crimes...
  • US supercarrier ‘sunk’ by French submarine in wargames

    03/05/2015 5:57:38 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 47 replies
    news.com.au ^ | MARCH 06, 2015
    Unexpected victor ... The 30-year-old French nucler powered attack submarine Saphir. Source: Wikipedia Source: Supplied WITH a good submarine, a navy can do amazing things. Ask the French. They’ve just managed to “sink” a nuclear-powered US super carrier — and half its battle group. The French Ministry of Defence has revealed one of its attack submarines pulled of an astounding upset during recent war-games in the North Atlantic. The Aviationist blog spotted an article on the French defence force’s website — quickly withdrawn — which told how one of their submarines, the “Saphir” tackled the might of the United States’...
  • US challenges Israel to sharpen alternative path on Iranian nuclear negotiations (Marie Harf again)

    03/05/2015 5:10:30 PM PST · by Dave346 · 44 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/05/2015 | MICHAEL WILNER, HERB KEINON
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposal to Congress on a holistic approach in talks with Iran over its aggressive behavior is “not in any way a realistic alternative,” the Obama administration said on Wednesday. Iran changing “everything under the sun in an ideal world” cannot be the negotiating position of the United States, State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said, questioned by The Jerusalem Post. Harf was responding to the prime minister’s assertion to the contrary once he landed back in Israel. His address on Tuesday was his third to a joint meeting of the US legislature. “After my short visit...
  • Harf: “Not Pertinent” To Know If Contents Of Hillary’s Emails Had Classified Material (Video)

    03/05/2015 4:33:09 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 47 replies
    QUESTION: And then one follow-up question from yesterday: Do you have anything further on whether there’s going to be a comprehensive review of the contents of these emails or how it is that you’ve reached the, I guess, decision that there was no classified information included?
  • KUNA: Israel must join NPT, its nuclear facilities inspected - Arab Group (UAE also upset with Obama

    03/05/2015 4:30:01 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 9 replies
    KUNA (Kuwait News Agency) ^ | 3/5/2015 | Staff
    VIENNA, March 5 (KUNA) --- Israel must be made to join the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty (NPT) and its nuclear facilities must be subjected to international inspection said the Arab Group in Vienna on Thursday. ...
  • Questioning The Loyalty Of Barack Obama

    03/05/2015 2:50:42 PM PST · by PoliticallyShort · 24 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 03/05/2015 | Nick
    “If no set of moral ideas were truer or better than any other, there would be no sense in preferring civilized morality to savage morality, or Christian morality to Nazi morality”, wrote C.S. Lewis. In the wake of president Barack Obama’s comments at the National Prayer Breakfast that smeared Christianity by equating the “Crusades and the Inquisition…slavery and Jim Crow” to the violence committed in the name of Islam by jihadists, Obama created the narrative. His tactic was deliberate, knowing the response would provoke Christians and immediately put them on the defensive having to explain why a christian civilized morality...
  • Islamic State terrorists target Victoria Cross-winning paratrooper

    03/05/2015 2:03:23 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 5 replies
    Daily Star (UK) ^ | 2nd March 2015 | Oriana Pawlyk
    ISLAMIC State terrorists have set their sights on kidnapping Victoria Cross-winning paratrooper Joshua Leakey. Army chiefs have thrown a ring of steel around the brave lance corporal and his family to combat the snatch threat. Brit-born jihadis see the 27-year-old war hero as the “ultimate prize” in their bid to strike a high-profi le blow against the West. Top brass have warned the soldier that he and his family are at risk. And security was stepped up before last week’s announcement he had won the top bravery gong. He is the first living serviceman to receive it for action in...
  • 'Military pressure' may be needed to oust Assad: Kerry

    03/05/2015 1:43:18 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 62 replies
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | 3-5-2015 | AFP
    Military pressure may be needed to oust Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, US Secretary of State John Kerry said in Saudi Arabia on Thursday. SNIP--- "Ultimately a combination of diplomacy and pressure will be needed to bring about a political transition. Military pressure particularly may be necessary given President Assad's reluctance to negotiate seriously."
  • Man in Finland gets $60,000 speeding ticket

    03/05/2015 1:37:43 PM PST · by xp38 · 70 replies
    AOL News ^ | 2015 March 4 | AOL
    Breaking the law in Finland will cost you, but exactly how much depends on a couple of things. One is the severity of the crime committed, and the other is the lawbreaker's income. The latter factor is in place to ensure that punishments are equally felt by all be they rich or poor. Due to his millionaire status, Reima Kuisla was handed a roughly 60 thousand dollar ticket for traveling 14 miles per hour over the posted limit. Before issuing the citation, authorities looked up the man's 2013 tax return and calculated the amount accordingly.Though the ticket value is based...
  • ISIS 'bulldozed' ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud: Iraq govt

    03/05/2015 1:25:41 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 21 replies
    Al-Arabiya ^ | 3-5-2015 | Al-Arabiya
    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group began bulldozing the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq on Thursday, the government said, in the jihadists' latest attack on the country's historical heritage. ISIS "assaulted the historic city of Nimrud and bulldozed it with heavy vehicles," the tourism and antiquities ministry said on an official Facebook page. An Iraqi antiquities official confirmed the news, saying the destruction began after noon prayers on Thursday and that trucks that may have been used to haul away artefacts had also been spotted at the site. "Until now, we do not know to...
  • Mitch McConnell postpones Iran vote (Rats threatened again to filibuster their own bill)

    03/05/2015 1:00:38 PM PST · by Dave346 · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/5/15 2:57 PM EST | Burgess Everett and Manu Raju
    Mitch McConnell is postponing a vote on the Senate’s Iran legislation in the face of an expected Democratic filibuster. The Senate majority leader has decided to delay a Tuesday vote on legislation that would allow Congress to approve or reject any nuclear agreement that global powers reach to scale back Iran’s nuclear ambitions. He informed the Senate Republican Conference of the decision on Thursday afternoon following Senate Democrats’ decision to vote against advancing the bill before March 24. “It is clear that Senate Democrats will filibuster their own bill—a bill they rushed to introduce before the White House cut a...
  • ‘Trying to be funny’? John Kerry’s reaction to Hillary’s email scandal sounds just a tad snarky

    03/05/2015 11:28:26 AM PST · by maggief · 19 replies
    Twitchy ^ | March 5, 2015
    Jake Tapper ‏@jaketapper 3h3 hours ago Kerry: "I believe we have all the (HRC) emails...let me check on that when I actually have time to pay attention to such an important issue" 0 replies 63 retweets 44 favorites
  • PROOF OBAMA BACKED RUTHLESS FOREIGN THUG (Ambassador who was slashed in S. Korea involved)

    03/05/2015 11:03:52 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 7 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 10/10/2008 | BOB UNRUH
    Sen. Barack Obama designated a personal aide (who is now the Ambassador who was slashed in S. Korea, Mark Lippert) as his direct contact for the 2007 Kenyan presidential campaign of Raila Odinga, who later was appointed prime minister after his election loss was followed by widespread, deadly violence that destroyed or damaged 800 Christian churches, according to e-mails obtained by WND senior staff writer Jerry Corsi during a trip to Kenya...
  • Everybody Surrenders, Why Not Israel? [Zechariah 12]

    03/05/2015 10:34:26 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 3 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 3/4/2015 | Giulio Meotti
    Everybody is against the Jews. Again. Between 1948 and 1967, the Arabs knew the shame of disastrous defeats in three wars, but they never gave up, and now again are trying to flood the small Jewish island formed in their boundless ocean. It was predictable; sooner or later it had to happen. The Arabs are always looking to the past and and seem unable to turn towards a future where there is the State of Israel. Theirs is a kind of hypnosis: destroy Israel, whatever the cost. From the Palestinian Arabs to the Islamic State to Hezbollah, they stay alive...
  • From Belgium to Syria and back: How an altar boy became an ISIL adherent

    03/05/2015 10:33:38 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 7 replies
    AlGoreJazeera ^ | March 5, 2015 | Lisa De Bode
    ANTWERP, Belgium — If the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant preaches the truth, why do most Muslims oppose it? “Because most Muslims go to hell,” answered the young man wearing a black hoodie adorned with a Kalashnikov and ISIL’s logo. “The hadith are clear. For every 1,000 [Muslims], 999 will enter hellfire.” Michael “Younes” Delefortrie, 26, a former Catholic altar boy from a diverse Antwerp suburb, was convicted last month of belonging to a terrorist organization in a trial of 46 members of Sharia4Belgium, a group accused of recruiting young Belgians to fight in Syria. Sentenced to three...
  • Europe: Time for the Third Way

    03/05/2015 10:11:06 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    The Office of Tony Blair ^ | 2/11/2015 | Tony Blair
    Europe as an entity and as an ideal is more needed than ever. The individual countries of Europe need the collective power of Europe to assert their interests, influence and values. Yet, as the impasse over Greece confirms, the continent is in crisis. Many assume that some form of compromise is in the offing. Debt can somehow be kicked down the road. The Greek government will bend; the troika of creditors — the EU, ECB and International Monetary Fund — will bend and somewhere in the middle the two will come together. I do not see it. Greece is part...
  • The Battle for Tikrit - Day 3

    03/05/2015 10:02:38 AM PST · by keat · 15 replies
    varios | March 5, 2015 | keat
    Summary of action on Day 3Islamic State torches oil field near Tikrit as militia advance Islamic State militants have set fire to oil wells northeast of the city of Tikrit to obstruct an assault by Shi'ite militiamen and Iraqi soldiers trying to drive them from the Sunni Muslim city and surrounding towns, a witness said. The witness and a military source said Islamic State fighters ignited the fire at the Ajil oil field to shield themselves from attack by Iraqi military helicopters. Iran's regional rival Saudi Arabia expressed alarm on Thursday. "The situation in Tikrit is a prime example of...
  • Speculation over successor after Iran's Khamenei reportedly hospitalized in serious condition

    03/05/2015 10:01:11 AM PST · by Perdogg · 31 replies
    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is currently hospitalized in serious condition at a hospital in Tehran, according to unofficial reports. Khamenei is suffering from prostate cancer that has reportedly spread to the rest of his body. Earlier this week, the French newspaper Le Figaro quoted Western intelligence officials as saying that the cancer was discovered about ten years ago. "The cancer is in stage four, in other words has spread." Doctors estimate "he has two years left to live."
  • Israel’s ambassador to Germany urges Jews to make aliya [Jeremiah 30]

    03/05/2015 8:46:31 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/22/2015 | BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
    Berlin - Israel's Ambassador to Germany, Yakov Hadas-Handelsman, said he “does not envy any Jew living in Europe today” and invited those who feel unsafe in the wake of recent anti-Semitic attacks to “come to [Israel] at any time.” In an interview published Sunday in the Berlin daily Tagesspiegel, Hadas-Handelsman echoed last week’s invitation by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Jews in Europe “consider Israel your home.” Germany saw a wave of violent anti-Semitic attacks in 2014, including the torching of the Wuppertal synagogue. A court there, however, agreed with the explanation provided by three German Palestinians that the...
  • Obama Administration: We Will Defend Muslim Jihadists If They Are Attacked

    03/05/2015 8:44:41 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 15 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 3/5/2015 | Theodore Shoebat
    John Allen, a retired US general who works as Obama's envoy to the international coalition that is combating ISIS, has made it very clear that the Obama administration will defend Syrian rebels, who are all Muslim jihadists, once they are in combat. He also made it clear that the US plans on training 15,000 of these jihadists over the next 3 years. As we read from the report: The United States will be ready to "protect" moderate Syrian rebels, possibly with air power once they enter into combat, a top US official said March 2. Retired US general John Allen,...
  • Hillary Clinton Says She Wants People to Read Her Email...When The State Department Releases Them

    03/05/2015 8:41:23 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 3/5/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    After days of controversy surrounding the use of personal email for all of her official State Department Business, former Secretary Hillary Clinton is breaking her silence. Late Wednesday night Clinton sent out a tweet saying she has asked the State Department to release her emails. As soon as possible? How about Clinton, who has access to all of her emails thanks to running private server from her house, releases them herself? And if she really wants the public to read her emails, she should do it now. State Department Spokeswoman Marie Harf, who has defended Clinton's use of private email...
  • An Update From The Frontline on Guns & Hunting In Europe

    03/05/2015 8:06:31 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 3/5/2015 | Unknown
    I was in Brussels last week at a meeting of European fieldsports body, The European Federation of Associations for Hunting & Conservation (FACE), of which the Countryside Alliance is an active member. I am honoured to be FACE’s UK Chairman and to represent British sporting interests at the highest level and I can feed back some interesting points from the meeting.
  • Attacks on Scott Walker Remind of Reagan

    03/05/2015 8:03:40 AM PST · by GreyFriar · 10 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 5, 2015 | Paul Kengor
    As soon as a conservative Republican emerges as a serious presidential contender, liberals in the media suddenly yank out the microscopes they’ve been keeping away from Barack Obama since 2007. They could care less what Obama did in college, how he got into college, who paid for his college, who wrote his letters of recommendation, what his grades were, and on and on—but we already know everything about Scott Walker and college. Obama’s media protectors could give a rip that the current president once had a mentor who was a literal card-carrying member of the Communist Party under Stalin. But...
  • "Anti-terror" invention designed to spray Muslims with PIG BLOOD is "deeply offensive" ...

    03/05/2015 7:53:01 AM PST · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    (UK) Mirror ^ | March 4, 2015 | Jasper Hamill
    Complete Headline: "Anti-terror" invention designed to spray Muslims with PIG BLOOD is "deeply offensive", says faith group An American inventor has unveiled an offensive "anti-terror" system designed to spray Muslims with pig blood. [Snip] His invention involves placing containers of clearly labelled pig blood in sensitive areas, in the hope suicide attackers would avoid detonating a bomb nearby for fear of getting covered in it. These vials of blood could be attached to trip wires and spray Muslims with the forbidden substance if they enter a certain area. "It will keep suicide bombers from blowing themselves up near the container...
  • Walker is Right: Trafficker Firings Affected Soviets

    03/05/2015 7:06:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Robert Charles
    Make no mistake, Scott Walker is right about Ronald Reagan’s firing of the air traffic controllers, and the sobering impact this one decision – a domestic policy decision – had on the thinking of Soviet leaders. In short, Reagan’s decisive domestic leadership sacred the Soviet Union, which was not accustomed to an American President doing exactly as he said he would do. This decision by Reagan, made against the counsel of some of his senior advisors, had enormous implications for the Soviet Union – and theirs leaders knew it. While Walker’s media critics disparage the comment and Reagan’s onetime Soviet...
  • Speculation over successor after Iran's Supreme Leader Khamenei hospitalized in serious condition

    03/05/2015 7:10:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/05/2015
    Unconfirmed reports say Iran's Supreme Leader Khamenei's prostate cancer has progressed and spread throughout his body. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is currently hospitalized in serious condition at a hospital in Tehran, according to unofficial reports. Khamenei is suffering from prostate cancer that has reportedly spread to the rest of his body. Earlier this week, the French newspaper Le Figaro quoted Western intelligence officials as saying that the cancer was discovered about ten years ago. "The cancer is in stage four, in other words has spread." Doctors estimate "he has two years left to live." On September 8, Khamenei underwent surgery and...
  • 5,000 Foreign Fighters Flock to Libya as ISIS Call for Jihadists

    03/05/2015 6:20:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 3, 2015 | Jack Moore
    Over 5,000 foreign fighters have flocked to Libya to join the ranks of radical Islamist groups such as the Islamic State (ISIS), according to the country’s foreign minister, Mohammed al-Dairi. Al-Dairi, in comments made to the Libyan news outlet The Libya Herald, said there were many “terrorist leaders” who had arrived in the country from foreign countries, joining terror groups such as ISIS and Ansar al-Sharia.
  • The Education of ‘Jihadi John’

    03/05/2015 5:39:17 AM PST · by the scotsman · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | 3rd March 2015 | MAAJID NAWAZ
    'LAST week, the man called “Jihadi John” by the world’s media was unmasked as Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born Muslim and naturalized British citizen from London. Not only that, but the Islamic State’s most notorious Western recruit was identified as a graduate in computer science from the University of Westminster. Many were shocked that the apparent executioner in videos made by the Islamic State, or ISIS, was an educated, middle-class metropolitan. In fact, academic institutions in Britain have been infiltrated for years by dangerous theocratic fantasists. I should know: I was one of them. The University of Westminster is well known...
  • Will Hillary Clinton Get The David Petraeus Treatment?

    03/05/2015 5:35:27 AM PST · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | March 5, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: Which is worse — keeping classified information in a personal journal at home or doing government business and transmitting classified data on a private email account managed from the Clinton family home? This adds a new level of premeditated secrecy and deceit to the actions of the presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential nominee. It also adds a new level of hypocrisy to the most transparent administration in history's pursuit of former CIA Director and commander of American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus. Petraeus, who had an extramarital affair with biographer Paula Broadwell, pleaded guilty, after a lengthy...
  • FOX News Channel was Most-Watched Cable Network for Netanyahu Speech (3,328,000 viewers)

    03/05/2015 5:25:12 AM PST · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Zap2it ^ | March 4th, 2015 | Sara Bibel
    FOX NEWS CHANNEL WAS #1 CABLE NETWORK ACROSS THE BOARD FOR NETANYAHU SPEECH FOX News Channel was the top-rated cable network yesterday for the speech made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, averaging 3.3 million total viewers and 558,000 adults 25-54, according to Nielsen. FNC's ratings were up 166 percent in total viewers and 100 percent in adults 25-54 compared to the same time last year). Additionally, FNC beat CNN, MSNBC and HLN combined by 112 percent in total viewers and 44 percent in Adults 25-54 during the 11AM-12PM/ET hour. Netanyahu speech/analysis common coverage (11a-12p) FOXN Netanyahu speech cvg 3328...
  • Turkey’s Ziraat to launch Islamic bank on anniversary of Ottoman’s Istanbul conquest

    03/05/2015 5:21:25 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 2 replies
    Hürriyet ^ | March/05/2015
    Turkey’s Ziraat Bankasi General Manager Hüseyin Aydin has told reporters that the state-run lender plans to launch its off-shoot, Ziraat Katilim Bankasi, an Islamic participation bank, on May, 29, which is the anniversary of the Ottoman conquest of Istanbul. “The 300 million dollar-equivalent Turkish Lira capital has been provided by the Treasury,” Aydin said March 5 while speaking to reporters in Istanbul on the sidelines of a joint meeting of the Union of Arab Banks (UAB) and the Banks Association of Turkey (TBB), which he personally chairs. The participation bank will open 20 branches this year and will operate as...
  • The Wound Netanyahu Left

    03/05/2015 5:18:21 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 57 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 3/5/15 | E.J. Dionne
    It was disconcerting to watch Congress cheer wildly as a foreign leader, the prime minister of one of America's closest allies, trashed an American president's foreign policy. It was equally strange that the speaker of our House of Representatives interjected the United States Congress into an Israeli political campaign. It fell to Isaac Herzog, Benjamin Netanyahu's leading opponent in Israel's March 17 election, to make the essential point: that Tuesday's speech was "a very harsh wound to Israel-U.S. relations" and "will only widen the rift with Israel's greatest ally and strategic partner." The rapturous greeting Congress bequeathed on Netanyahu for...
  • Napolitano: 'Hillary Clinton Is in a Lot of Trouble Legally' (Disqualified from public office)

    03/05/2015 5:14:10 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 37 replies
    http://insider.foxnews.com ^ | March 4 2015 | Fox News Insider
    Judge Andrew Napolitano tonight weighed in on the revelation that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton conducted all government business on her personal email account. “She’s in a lot of trouble legally,” he said. If Clinton retained classified emails on her personal account and server, Napolitano said she arguably violated a statute which prohibits retaining classified information in a non-governmental, non-secure way – a misdemeanor charge. Clinton also faces a potential felony if she knowingly and willfully destroyed or concealed government records, Napolitano said. The felony is punishable by up to three years in jail and disqualification from holding public...
  • The Audacity of Weakness

    03/05/2015 4:51:28 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/5/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Obama’s morally confused foreign policy is making the world more dangerous by the day. Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to Congress on Tuesday to warn Americans of the anti-Western threats from theocratic — and likely to soon be nuclear — Iran. Netanyahu came to the U.S. to outline the Iranian plan to remake the Middle East with a new nuclear arsenal. His warning was delivered over the objections of the Obama administration, which wants to cut a deal with Iran that allows the theocracy to continue to enrich lots of uranium. Netanyahu received a standing ovation for stating the...
  • Why Obama So Dislikes Netanyahu

    03/05/2015 4:27:58 AM PST · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    There is no question about whether President Obama — along with Secretary of State John Kerry and the editorial pages of many newspapers — has a particular dislike of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But there is another question: Why?
  • New Zealand spying on Pacific islands, Snowden leaks say

    03/05/2015 4:16:53 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 5 March 2015 Last updated at 02:34 ET | BBC
    New Zealand is conducting mass surveillance over its Pacific neighbours, reports citing documents leaked by US whistleblower Edward Snowden say. Calls, emails and social media messages were being collected from Pacific nations, the New Zealand Herald said. The data was shared with other members of the "Five Eyes" network - the US, Australia, Britain and Canada.
  • Crossing the Kremlin: Nemtsov latest in long line of Putin critics to wind up dead

    03/05/2015 4:03:25 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 8 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 4 Mar 15 | Malia Zimmerman
    Enemies of Vladimir Putin have a way of winding up dead. Whether they are poisoned, gunned down on the streets of Moscow or blown to bits in their homes, people who have crossed or merely criticized the Russian president have turned up dead around the world. Putin political adversary Boris Nemtsov, who was shot and killed near the Kremlin last week, is only the latest in a long line that includes hundreds of journalists, human rights activists and businessmen. “I believe Vladimir Putin is a stone-cold killer,” said Bill Browder, author of “Red Notice, A True Story of High Finance,...
  • Gruelling session for Polanski

    03/05/2015 3:07:18 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    News from Poland ^ | 27th February 2015 | News from Poland
    Wednesday saw Roman Polanski spend nearly nine hours in Krakow District Court giving testimony connected with the latest attempt by US authorities to have him extradited over charges of having unlawful sex with a minor in the 1970s.
  • Russian president awards Belarus president

    03/05/2015 2:54:21 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    BELARUS.BY ^ | 3 Mar 2015 | BELARUS.BY
    MOSCOW, 3 March (BelTA) – President of Russia Vladimir Putin has conferred an Order of Alexander Nevsky upon Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, BelTA has learned.
  • China and US clash over software backdoor proposals

    03/05/2015 2:33:01 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | 4 March 2015 Last updated at 08:22 ET | BBC
    Beijing has rejected President Obama's criticism of its plan to make tech companies put backdoors in their software and share their encryption keys if they want to operate in China. On Monday, Mr Obama told the Reuters news agency he had "made it very clear" China had to change its policy if it wanted to do business with the US. But Beijing said it needed the powers to combat terrorism and tackle leaks. It also suggested the West was guilty of having double standards.
  • Finland and Sweden lay groundwork for crisis co-operation

    03/05/2015 2:22:42 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    Helsinki Times ^ | 18 Feb. 2015 | Elina Kervinen, Kari Huhta
    The Finnish Defence Forces and the Swedish Armed Forces have proposed that Finland and Sweden expand the scope of their military co-operation to include crises and conflicts. The proposal would lay the groundwork for a possible defence pact or military alliance if the necessary political will is forthcoming, Carl Haglund (SFP), the Minister of Defence, estimated in an interview with Helsingin Sanomat on Tuesday.
  • Propeller found off Sweden may belong to lost WW2 bomber

    03/05/2015 2:12:12 AM PST · by WhiskeyX
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Mar. 04 2015 | Gavino Garay / Reuters
    [Video] Divers have found a plane wreck off the coast of southern Sweden believed to be the remains of an American B17 bomber that crashed into the sea in 1944 with the loss of nine airmen. Gavino Garay reports.
  • Putin's Way

    03/05/2015 1:51:03 AM PST · by WhiskeyX
    WGBH / PBS ^ | Jan. 13, 2015 | Frontline / PBS
    (54:10) FRONTLINE investigates the accusations surrounding Vladimir Putin's reign in Russia.
  • Report: Iran’s Supreme Leader Hospitalized in Critical Condition

    03/04/2015 10:48:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 70 replies
    INN ^ | 3/5/2015, 7:27 AM | Ari Yashar
    Just in time for Purim, the Jewish holiday celebrating the redemption of the Jewish people from plots of genocide in ancient Persia, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was reportedly hospitalized in critical condition on Wednesday. According to Arab media reports cited by Israel Hayom, Khamenei was urgently brought to a hospital in Tehran after several of his bodily systems had already failed. The reports add that the 76-year-old supreme leader of the Islamic regime has undergone surgery and remains in critical condition. Recently it has been reported that he was suffering from prostate cancer which had spread to additional...
  • Family Court Exploited in Immigration Cases in Queens, Insiders Charge (NYC)

    03/04/2015 10:41:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    WNBC, Channel 4, New York ^ | Updated at 7:07 PM EST on Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 | Melissa Russo, Evan Stulberger and Fred Mamoun
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