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  • Fox News Poll: Confidence in military remains high, in media low

    02/27/2017 4:18:22 PM PST · by jazusamo
    Fox News ^ | February 27, 2017 | Dana Blanton
    More voters have faith in the U.S. military than in other national institutions, according to the latest Fox News Poll released Monday. The news media rank at the bottom of the list asked about in the poll. Virtually all voters believe in the military: 96 percent have either a great deal (67 percent) or some (29 percent) confidence. The military is followed by the Supreme Court, the FBI, and the IRS. Majorities have at least some confidence in these institutions (83 percent, 80 percent, and 55 percent respectively). Confidence in the high court is up 14 percentage points since 2014,...
  • EU lawmakers, in unusual move, pull the plug on racist talk

    02/27/2017 3:54:50 PM PST · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    BRUSSELS (AP) — With the specter of populism looming over a critical election year in Europe, the European Parliament has taken an unusual step to crack down on racism and hate speech in its own house. In an unprecedented move, lawmakers have granted special powers to the president to pull the plug on live broadcasts of parliamentary debate in cases of racist speech or acts and the ability to purge any offending video or audio material from the system. Trouble is, the rules on what is considered offensive are none too clear. Some are concerned about manipulation. Others are crying...
  • Germany announces the final pillage of Greece

    02/27/2017 3:47:30 PM PST · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Russia Insider ^ | 26 February 2017 | Matthew Allen
    Greece to Surrender Gold, Utilities and Real Estate in Exchange For Pieces of Paper Printed in Brussels It's official: The Germans will not allow debt relief for Greece. Instead, Berlin wants to send in the repo man. The untold story of the Greek "bailouts" is that it wasn't a "bailout" — it was an auction of Greek assets. Real, tangible things with real, tangible value were seized in exchange for pieces of paper that guarantee Athens will be chained to Berlin and Brussels for the foreseeable future. It's your basic extortion racket. As one rather gloomy (but intriguing) analysis puts...
  • Pentagon delivers draft plan to defeat Islamic State to White House

    02/27/2017 3:27:46 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    CNBC (source Reuters) ^ | 2-27-17 | none stated
    A Pentagon-led preliminary plan to defeat Islamic State has been delivered to the White House and U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will brief senior administration officials later on Monday, a Defense Department spokesman told reporters. Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis told reporters that it was the framework for a broader plan and looked at Islamic State around the world, not just Iraq and Syria. Davis said the plan would define what defeating Islamic State meant and was one that would rapidly defeat the militant group. He added that Mattis would discuss the plan, which is primarily a written one with...
  • Merkel: Yeah, I guess we should spend that extra money on defense after all

    02/27/2017 2:56:41 PM PST · by mandaladon · 4 replies
    Hot Air ^ | JAZZ SHAW
    You may recall from the 2016 campaign trail that many of our media mavens lectured then candidate Donald Trump about his plans to bully our NATO allies into paying their fair share of defense costs. This was widely viewed in liberal circles as an unreasonable attitude, with some even suggesting that it could discount America’s place as a global leader. It turns out that, yet again, President Trump decided to make good on his promise when he sent his new Secretary of Defense across the pond to deliver precisely that message. (Washington Post) Defense Secretary Jim Mattis issued an ultimatum...
  • Muslim Terrorists Behead Kidnapped Sailor After Ransom Is Denied

    02/27/2017 2:03:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 27, 2017
    BAbu Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines released a video showing the beheading of a German hostage in the first sign the brutal Filipino militants carried out a threat to kill him after a ransom deadline lapsed over the weekend. President Rodrigo Duterte’s adviser dealing with Muslim rebel groups, Jesus Dureza, condemned the killing of Jurgen Gustav Kantner as barbaric, saying the Philippine military and other groups “exhausted all efforts to save his life” up to the final moment. “We grieve as we strongly condemn the barbaric beheading of yet another kidnap victim,” Dureza said in a statement. “We all tried...
  • Kim Jong-Un Guns Down Five (Additional) Senior Officials With An Anti-Aircraft Gun

    02/27/2017 1:44:05 PM PST · by Strac6 · 52 replies
    North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un executed another batch of senior officials, South Korea’s spy agency revealed Monday. Kim pulled out the anti-aircraft gun for the execution of five senior officials, charged with submitting false government reports, according to South Korea’s National Intelligence Service (NIS). North Korea fired state security chief Kim Won-hong last month for corruption, abuse, and torture. The five officials reportedly killed by the regime worked in Kim’s office and were executed for providing inaccurate reports. The false data provided by the officials is said to have “enraged” the young despot Kim Jong-un. The NIS did not reveal...
  • Iraq army seizes key Mosul bridge in ISIS battle

    02/27/2017 1:10:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/27/2017 | By Kareem Khadder and Hamdi Alkshali and Ingrid Formanek
    <p>Irbil, Iraq (CNN)The Iraqi army says it has recaptured a bridge across the River Tigris in west Mosul, where fierce battles are ongoing to oust ISIS of its last bastion in Iraq.</p> <p>While all five bridges linking the government-held eastern Mosul to the western part have been destroyed, the takeover of the Fourth Bridge will allow Iraqi forces to lay a ramp over the broken part and open a supply route from east.</p>
  • ISIS thugs strapped a bomb to this puppy

    02/27/2017 12:25:09 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 27, 2017 | By Jamie Schram
    Animalistic ISIS jihadists turned a fuzzy little pooch into a suicide bomber, but the cute dog survived thanks to several warm-hearted Iraqis, according to a new video. The shocking footage shows three Iraqi soldiers in the fight against the Islamic State bent over the puppy strapped with four bottles containing explosives with electrical wires attached. As they defuse the miniature bomb vest, the soldiers turn to the camera and discuss ISIS’ suicide attacks while petting the frightened pooch. The device was disarmed before it could explode and cause injuries or death.
  • United States fulfill their promises to the Kurds and the Turkish army to protect them from attacks

    02/27/2017 12:24:18 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    XEBER 24 ^ | February 27, 2017 | Akram Hammou
    He said a special field source of our "News 24" of the countryside Manbej for the stationing of US troops in the countryside Manbej to put an end to the attacks carried out by the Turkish forces and elements of the shield of the Euphrates on Monday, the military council Manbej sites, in case of any wider or provocative operations carried out by Turkey's ally the direction of new attacks Washington on Syrian territory. This and had confirmed Gen. Joseph Votel turn, and during his visit to Kobani on the twentieth of January last we Kqguat international coalition committed to...
  • George W. Bush Favors A ‘Welcoming’ Immigration Policy, Says Media Is ‘Indispensable’ To Democracy

    02/27/2017 9:59:23 AM PST · by servo1969 · 93 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 2-27-2017 | KAITLAN COLLINS
    George W. Bush said he favored a welcoming immigration policy and warned that the media is "indispensable to democracy" in an interview with Matt Lauer Monday that seemed to take several shots at President Trump. When Lauer asked Bush directly if he was for or against Trump's immigration ban, Bush said, "I am for an immigration policy that's welcoming and upholds the law." "I think it's very important for all of us to recognize that one of our great strengths is for people to be able to worship the way they want to, or not worship at all," Bush said....
  • North Korea executes five senior security officials with anti-aircraft guns for making [tr]

    02/27/2017 9:39:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 27, 2017 | Gareth Davies
    North Korea executed five senior security officials with anti-aircraft guns because they made false reports that enraged Kim Jong-un. South Korea's spy agency the National Intelligence Service (NIS) said Monday the five victims were from the state security department. They are said to have produced false reports which angered the country's leader which resulted in them being murdered with the hugely powerful weapons.
  • McCain Cuts Off Questions About $1M Saudi Donation To McCain Institute

    02/27/2017 9:39:28 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 52 replies
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  • Ahmadinejad to Trump: US belongs to everyone

    02/27/2017 8:48:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    INN ^ | 27/02/17 14:30 | David Rosenberg
    Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wrote a 3,500 word letter to President Donald Trump in which he slams the new administration’s restrictions on immigration and US “dominance” of the United Nations. […] … Ahmadinejad, who during his tenure as president threatened to “wipe Israel off the map” and publicly suggested the Holocaust was a hoax, chided Trump over his recent executive order temporarily restricting immigration from seven high-risk countries, saying the US must “value respect toward the diversity of nations and races.” Ahmadinejad went on to argue that the United States “belongs to all nations”, suggesting the US has no...
  • Grandpa Rapes 2-Year-Old Granddaughter, Muslim Mom Decides to “Fix It”

    02/27/2017 7:56:36 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 39 replies
    Tea Party ^ | 2/26/2017 | Staff
    A Muslim mother woke to the sound of her daughter screaming, only to discover her father was raping his granddaughter. The behavior of the grandfather was reprehensible, but what the daughter did was even worse. The 23-year-old mother, Merfat, decided that rather than condemn her 59-year-old father, Faraj, and save her child, she took her two-year-old, Grace Ahmed, and drowned her in a bucket of water, via Emirates 24/7. The mother said she murdered her child to “avoid scandal” in the largely Muslim-based town of Sohag, Egypt. According to a report by the Karama Press, Chief Detective Ali Akhmim said...
  • George W. Bush on Trump and Russia: 'We all need answers'

    02/27/2017 7:25:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 166 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 27, 2017 9:47 AM EST
    Former President George W. Bush said Monday “we all need answers” on the extent of contact between President Donald Trump’s team and the Russian government, and didn’t rule out the idea that a special prosecutor could be necessary to lead an investigation. The Republican also defended the media’s role in keeping world leaders in check, noting that “power can be addictive,” and warned against immigration policies that could alienate Muslims. “I am for an immigration policy that’s welcoming and upholds the law,” Bush told NBC’s “Today” show. Bush’s comments came after a prominent Republican in Congress, Rep. Darrell Issa of...
  • [N. Korea]Kim Jong-Nam case: Three in custody likely to be charged for murder on Wednesday

    02/27/2017 7:07:33 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    The Sun Daily ^ | 27 February 2017 | Charles Ramendran
    Kim Jong-Nam case: Three in custody likely to be charged for murder on Wednesday Posted on 27 February 2017 - 09:17pm Last updated on 27 February 2017 - 09:22pm Charles Ramendran PETALING JAYA: A North Korean chemist and two foreign women held over the death of Kim Jong-Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, are expected to face murder charges Wednesday. The remand order on the two women, Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, a spa masseur, and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, 29, an entertainment outlet worker, who were detained within two days after the victim's death expires on...
  • Hollywood Applauds Iranian Filmmaker...

    02/27/2017 5:58:41 AM PST · by ManHunter · 18 replies
    Grabien News ^ | 26 FEB 2017 | Unknown
    The audience at the 2017 Academy Awards heartily applauded as a statement from Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, who boycotted the ceremony, was read that ridiculed President Trump’s “inhumane” immigration executive order. Farhardi, the director of The Salesman, said he was skipping this year’s Oscars “out of respect for the people of my country and those of six nations whom have been disrespected by the inhumane law that bans entry of immigrants to the U.S.” The comment drew hearty applause from the gathered Hollywood glitterati.
  • Israel: Terror Attack Fails with Jammed Improvised Submachine gun

    02/27/2017 5:39:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 9 February 2017, in Israel at the city of Petah Tikva, a Palestinian identified as Sadeq Nasser Abu Mazen, attempted a terror attack. The attack was not very successful.  One man was shot in the leg, and a couple of others were hit by bullet fragments or shards of material fragmented by bullets. The weapon that failed in this attack was a small shop produced submachine gun.The Israeli term for improvised submachine guns is a “Carlo”.  The term derives from the similarity to the Carl Gustav M/45 9mm submachine gun.  The Carl Gustav was made under license for...
  • ISIS CANNIBALS: Terror group are teaching their fighters to EAT non-Muslims

    02/27/2017 4:32:08 AM PST · by davikkm · 28 replies
    dailymail ^ | GARETH DAVIES
    Islamic State terrorists are teaching their fighters to eat non-Muslims, it has emerged. A handbook found in the terror group's training school has been found by a British counter-extremism think tank, revealing the horrifying new stance of the jihadis. ISIS chiefs even give advice on what parts of the body to eat and how to prepare them and comes after a sickening report a mother was fed the remains of her own son when she was told by the terrorists it was meat and rice.
  • BREAKING – IRAN SURRENDERS After Trump Makes Shock Announcement

    02/27/2017 4:27:15 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 37 replies
    Tea Party ^ | 2/25/2017 | Angry Patriot Movement Staff
    President Trump and Iran are inches apart, nose to nose, in a massive staring contest, and Iran just blinked. After Trump put the terror nation on warning telling them they were “playing with fire,” Iran has seemingly done a complete turnaround from the bravado one its generals displayed earlier in the week. Reuters is now reporting that Iran is now complying with the terms of the deal it struck with Obama last year and only has roughly half of the stockpile of uranium it is entitled to have. The terror nation’s heavy water storage is also below its allotted levels,...
  • Winterthur mosque presses charges against duo who reported imam for inciting murder [Switzerland]

    02/26/2017 11:57:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 24 February 2017 10:03 CET+01:00
    The association that runs the An’Nour mosque in Winterthur has lodged a complaint with police against two members of the congregation thought to have reported their imam for inciting murder — a day after ten people were arrested for allegedly beating up the duo in revenge. On Tuesday morning, police in the canton of Zürich arrested ten suspects in a raid on a dozen houses in Winterthur. One was later released, but eight adults and one juvenile remain in custody, accused of having beaten up and threatened two individuals at the mosque last November. The pair are thought to have...
  • Learning About Terrorism

    02/26/2017 6:13:45 PM PST · by mac_truck · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/26/2017 | Tim Pool
    Tim Pool is an independent journalist from Chicago. He went to Malmo, Sweden to gain first hand knowledge about what is going on there with the Muslim immigrants. In this video he interviews an English speaking Muslim and his wife in their apartment. Video Here
  • Arab press: Turkey's intention is to be permanent in El Bab

    02/26/2017 5:18:44 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    EHA News ^ | February 26, 2017 | Malik Dragon
    The armed groups of TSK and Ă–SO were in the world media as well as in the Arab press, as last week's control in El Bab was in the world media. Rai Al Youm newspaper said, "Erdogan does not intend to withdraw from El Bab if it is not forced and to leave the city to Syrian domination." Turkey's entry into the center of El Bab city under the Euphrates' Operation and control of the city was one of the most important agenda items of the Arab press this week. Four of the negotiations in Geneva to find a political...
  • [Calif.] Democratic leaders silence Nguyen, stir up old conflict

    02/26/2017 4:47:30 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 33 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Feb 26 2017 | Dan Walters
    The state Senate’s Democratic leaders blew it badly Thursday when they forcibly prevented Republican Sen. Janet Nguyen, a refugee from Vietnam, from criticizing the late Tom Hayden. Earlier in the week, senators took turns lionizing Hayden, who served in the Senate, as a visionary progressive. Nguyen purposely waited two days before arising to present, first in Vietnamese and then in English, an alternative view of Hayden’s leadership of the antiwar movement in the 1960s and 1970s. Hayden not only opposed the Vietnam War as wrongheaded – a position shared by millions of Americans – but, with his then-wife, actress Jane...
  • By promoting diversity over fighting ability the Army is alienating its warriors (Australia)

    02/26/2017 11:54:23 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 10 replies
    Daily Telegraph (Sydney) ^ | 27th February 2017 | Miranda Devine
    THE “diversity” revolution that Lieutenant General David Morrison inflicted on the Australian Army now threatens to diminish our war fighting capability. Five years after the former Army chief and former Sex Discrimination Commissioner Liz Broderick launched a social engineering experiment aimed at stamping out the male “Anglo Saxon” warrior culture, the troops are unimpressed. The top brass might have drunk the feminist Koolaid of “Pathway to Change” and its mutant offshoots, but most of the people they command are sceptical about gender fluidity, appeasement of radical Islam, and promotion by chromosome as payback for 116 years of military patriarchy. “People...
  • Slain SEAL’s Dad Wants Answers: ‘Don’t Hide Behind my Son’s Death’

    02/26/2017 11:02:55 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 127 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Julie K. Brown | FEBRUARY 26, 2017
    When they brought William “Ryan” Owens home, the Navy SEAL was carried from a C-17 military plane in a flag-draped casket, onto the tarmac at Dover Air Force Base, as President Donald Trump, his daughter, Ivanka, and Owens’ family paid their respects. It was a private transfer, as the family had requested. No media and no bystanders, except for some military dignitaries. Owens’ father, Bill, had learned only a short time before the ceremony that Trump was coming. Owens was sitting with his wife, Marie, and other family members in the solemn, living room-like space where the loved ones of...
  • US urges Russia to 'immediately' observe Ukraine ceasefire

    02/26/2017 10:10:09 AM PST · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 2/26/17 | afp
    The United States called on Russia Sunday to "immediately" observe the ceasefire in Ukraine, accusing combined Russian and separatist forces of targeting international monitors. "We call on Russia and the separatist forces it backs to immediately observe the ceasefire, withdraw all heavy weapons, and allow full and unfettered access to the OSCE monitors," the State Department said. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the United States was closely monitoring growing violence in eastern Ukraine and the failure of the combined Russian and separatist forces to abide by a ceasefire agreed to two years ago in Minsk.
  • Rep. Darrell Issa Says Special Prosecutor Should Conduct Trump-Russia Probe

    02/26/2017 9:50:23 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 38 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | February 25, 2017 | Chas Danner
    Republican congressman Darrell Issa is calling for a special prosecutor to investigate the possible connections between Trump officials and Russia. Appearing on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday night, the California Republican said that it would be inappropriate for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to handle the investigation...
  • US Belongs to All Nations’:&#8201;Ex-Iran president writes a letter to Donald Trump

    02/26/2017 9:34:38 AM PST · by notaliberal · 39 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | 02/26/2017 | Unknown
    ran’s former hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sent a letter Sunday to President Donald Trump, striking a somewhat conciliatory tone while applauding immigration to America and saying it shows “the contemporary US belongs to all nations”. It isn’t the first dispatch sent by Ahmadinejad, who has counted US Presidents George W Bush and Barack Obama among his pen pals. But this letter, weighing in at over 3,500 words, comes as criticism of Trump over his travel ban affecting seven Muslim-majority countries including Iran mounts in Tehran. It also may serve to burnish Ahmadinejad’s image domestically after the nation’s Supreme Leader warned...
  • CBS Report from USSF base in Rojava with Gen. Votel

    02/26/2017 8:03:37 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    CBS Video via Twitter ^ | 2-26-17 | none stated
    http://twitter.com/RojavaRev/status/835816148063105024 Rojava Revolution‏ @RojavaRev CBS Report from USSF base in Rojava with Gen. #Votel, who heads US Central Command (Centcom), training the #SDF #YPG #YPJ for #RaqqaOp.
  • Turkish army attacks against the West that is becoming more

    02/26/2017 7:35:44 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    YPG Rojava Organization ^ | 26 February 2017 | YPG Press Center
    Turkish army and the gangs operate under the command of the Turkish army attacks and violations against the traditional territory of the West continues. Attacks and violations of the Turkish army and its gangs carried out as follows; In the history of 21.02.2017an night in gangs operate under the command of the Turkish army with artillery, mortar bombardment of the 'bomb. The same day, the same gang attacked the village of Maranatha and Villa area. Our forces are effectively respond to gangs and gang attacked positions. During these clashes, Turkish warplanes habitat in the region 'is flashed. In the history...
  • Trump rejects DHS intelligence report on travel ban

    02/26/2017 7:22:59 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 25 2017 | Edmund DeMarche
    Officials in President Trump’s administration Friday downplayed an intelligence report by the Homeland Security Department that contradicts the White House’s main argument for implementing a travel ban on seven predominantly Muslim countries. The report, which was viewed by The Wall Street Journal and Associated Press, determined that the "country of citizenship is unlikely to be a reliable indicator of potential terrorist activity." [ ] The intelligence report found that in the past six years, foreign-born individuals who were “inspired” to strike in the U.S. came from 26 different countries. [ ] A senior administration official told The Wall Street Journal...
  • Obama for French president? Petition calls for former [pres] to run for office in France

    02/26/2017 7:04:14 AM PST · by upchuck · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Feb 25, 2017 | Emily Crane
    The French are set to elect a new president in April. But those who are unhappy with the current candidates are making a last ditch attempt to recruit another contender - Barack Obama. The Obama17 petition is currently circulating with the aim of gathering 1 million signatures to convince the former U.S. president to run for office in France. About 500 posters of Obama's face have been plastered across Paris in recent days, urging people to visit the petition website.
  • Trump takes first step to building the wall by requesting bids from contractors (Tr.)

    02/26/2017 5:04:59 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2-25-2017 | Karen Ruiz
    The Trump administration has taken its first step to building the wall on the Mexican-American border as it has requested proposals from contractors and plans to have a prototype built by mid-March. The US Customs and Border Protection issued the preliminary requests on Friday and said it will accept proposals next month for the design of the wall. The agency also said the it would release requests on or about March 6 asking companies for prototype ideas.
  • A Weekly Dose of President Trump - Trump Family Train (2/26/17 to 3/4/17)

    02/26/2017 4:29:08 AM PST · by DollyCali · 811 replies
    FRiends and Deplorables | February 26, 2017 | DollyCali
  • Fox Exclusive: DoD-Funded School At Center Of Federal Probes Over Suspected Chinese Military Ties

    02/26/2017 3:36:44 AM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 25, 2017 | By Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne, Cyd Upson, Fox News
    EXCLUSIVE: Based just four miles from the Pentagon in northern Virginia is an innocuous-sounding online school for "management and technology" – which a Fox News investigation reveals has been at the center of multiple federal probes about its leadership's alleged ties to the Chinese military and whether thousands of records from U.S. service members were compromised. The University of Management and Technology in Rosslyn, Va., which opened in 1998, touts a campus in Beijing and “partnerships” with universities around the world. The U.S. taxpayer-funded school claims to have had 5,000 graduates in the last five years and to be "especially...
  • Feds Spending $393,790 Studying Transwomen in Uganda

    02/26/2017 2:22:25 AM PST · by GonzoII · 39 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | February 26, 2017 4:59 am | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Institutes of Health is spending nearly $400,000 studying transwomen in Uganda. A new grant worth $163,996 was awarded just six days into the Trump administration, continuing a project that was initially awarded in April 2016.
  • Israeli intelligence minister says Trump created a new path to peace

    02/26/2017 12:38:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 26, 2017 | Ruth Eglash
    JERUSALEM — Israel’s Minister of Intelligence and Atomic Energy, Israel Katz, is known as a political bulldozer. It’s a label he is proud of and a trait, he believes, could bring about peace with the Palestinians. Albeit in a roundabout way. Katz’s plan, which he says has been adopted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is regional and multilayered. The creation of a Palestinian state or at least an autonomous, demilitarized entity will come by default at the tail end. “Netanyahu went to America after many discussions here in which we spoke about the idea for regional peace, based on...
  • Important French Jewish group rejects radical left (CRIF)

    02/25/2017 11:33:37 PM PST · by lavaroise
    Israel Time ^ | 2/20/2017 | time israel
    Radical leftist Melanchon shocked he is persona non grata alongside LePen and BDS green party at important dinner of the CRIF.
  • Palestinian terror leader urges Iran to join ‘all-out war’ on Israel, then Jordan

    02/25/2017 10:03:22 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 6 replies
    TIMES OF ISRAEL ^ | February 25, 2017 | TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF
    The head of a Palestinian terrorist group in Lebanon said he would like to see Iranian soldiers take part in an “all-out war” to liberate Palestine, and that the future Palestinian conquest would include an invasion of both Israel and Jordan. Ahmad Jibril, leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command, told Hezbollah’s Al-Mayadeen TV on February 17 that his group wants “to see the revolutionary fighters from [Iran] in the Galilee.” Jibril spoke of spoke of creating “an axis of resistance” against Israel that would include Syria, Iraq, Iran and Hezbollah — all devoted to “the...
  • Nine Asylum Seekers Charged With Gang-Raping German School Teacher

    02/25/2017 8:12:31 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Feb 23 Daily Mail article copied and pasted onto Constitution.com ^ | February 23, 2017 Daily Mail February 25, 2017 | Daily Mail copied and pasted by Michael Ware
    It seems evident that there is a problem, until last couple years it was unknown or at least unreported. There is an apparent disdain within Islam for women. This disdain is not only seen in the way they treat women as property to be bought and sold, or even the sex slave passages in the Quran.The biggest indication of this comes from the fact that Islamic men are prone to rap. This is seen in almost every place that the Islamic asylum seeker goes. Further, it should be pointed out that this holds true for every point of origin.Whether he...
  • Sweden: Another day, another rape video. Girl beaten and knocked out

    02/25/2017 7:55:53 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 23 replies
    Indeed, that’s the third time a rape video emerges from Sweden in one month. On February 22, Swedish journalist Joakim Lamotte posted a cry for help and screenshot of a video on Facebook of an unknown group of men, filming each other while they beat and rape a Swedish girl. In the video the girl is ‘knocked-out’, the rapists are heard laughing while they mockingly call her “Swedish” and “fatso”. They are clearly heard encouraging each other to “take her in her *ss“. The rapists’ faces are clearly visible. One has been identified via his Snapchat account. Lamotte first posted...
  • Afghan deportation flight left Germany half empty

    02/25/2017 7:06:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 25 February 2017 11:30 CET+01:00 | AFP
    The German government admitted Friday it deported fewer than half the Afghans who were due to be repatriated on a charter plane earlier this week, after some went into hiding.Fifty Afghans whose asylum requests had been rejected were to have boarded the aircraft for their home country late Wednesday, but “in fact, only 18 got on the flight,” said interior ministry spokesman Tobias Plate. But he sought to play down the issue, saying that “if one looks at other flights, the numbers are always below that of the planning figure”. …
  • Teacher, 28, ‘Gang Raped By 9 Iraqi Immigrants In Vienna Attack’

    02/25/2017 5:51:10 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 46 replies
    heatst ^ | February 23, 2017
    A court in Austria has heard that nine Iraqi immigrants gang raped a teacher during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Vienna. The woman, 28, said she was drinking in a bar with a female friend but was apparently “taken away” by four men and led to an apartment where five more men were waiting to begin the “humiliating and agonizing” attack, which lasted for two hours. The defendants in the case are aged 22 to 45 and are all related to each other. At the time of the alleged attack, which is said to have taken place on January 1,...
  • Some of Trump's Picks Have Troubling Links to Globalism, CFR

    02/25/2017 5:41:58 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 56 replies
    The New American ^ | 25 February 2017 | Alex Newman
    After crushing the establishment and delivering a series of blows to globalism, President Donald Trump's winning spree against the powerful forces that opposed him appears to be slowing down. In fact, with his recent selection of Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster as National Security Adviser and Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court — both of whom have been listed as members of the establishment globalist swamp known as the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) — concerns are growing even among Trump supporters and grassroots conservative activists. There were already several CFR-linked officials before the latest additions — the very same forces...
  • Confidential meeting with Schäuble: Due to economic crisis: Turkey is now calling for help(Germany)

    02/25/2017 5:01:50 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    Focus Money ^ | Friday, 2-24-2017 | none stated
    Terrorism, slump in tourism and lira decline: The economic situation of Turkey is worrying. The concern in Ankara is now apparently so great that Germany is asked for support. It does not look good for the Turkish economy. Lastly, the rating agency Fitch had downgraded the creditworthiness of the country to Ramschniveau. In order to help the economy, the Turkish government should now have turned to Germany. The Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, Mehmet Simsek, had spoken to Federal Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schäuble on Wednesday, reports the "Spiegel". The meeting therefore focused on what Germany could do to stabilize...
  • YPG/YPJ fighters intervene in Turkish attempt to occupy Afrin

    02/25/2017 4:49:48 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Hawar News ^ | 2-25-17 | none stated
    AFRIN – YPG/YPJ fighters did not allow the occupying Turkish army to enter the territory of the Afrin canton. According the ANHA reporters in the region, the Turkish army on Saturday evening wanted to cross into the Girę Gir area in the Bilbilę district of Afrin.The YPG/YPJ forces intervened in the occupation attempt and after clashes the Turkish troops returned back to their points after facing with resistance.In recent days, the Turkish army has attempted to occupy all of Rojava’s territory, especially the Afrin canton. The Turkish army opened fire on civilians, violated the border many times and disregarded international...
  • May-June 2006 Message from Dan (Fallout from Century War with Islam story)

    02/25/2017 4:37:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    DanSimmons.com ^ | May 2006 | Dan Simmons
    Greetings Readers, Friends, and Other Visitors: It never occurred to me in my earlier creations of these freewheeling monthly or bimonthly "Messages from Dan" that I would have to write a Message about a previous Message. But it seems obvious that I must do just that. (For those visitors who may have missed the April 2006 Message, please find it in the archives linked above—or be warned that what follows here will be very cryptic, at best.)This writing a message-about-a-message feels incestuous. But there’s nothing to be done about that except to get it done and go on to other...
  • Turkish president Erdogan pronounces referendum on reintroducing death penalty

    02/25/2017 3:54:37 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 9 replies
    KOM News ^ | 24 February 2017 | none stated
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told crowds gathered for an opening ceremony in the western Turkish city of Manisa that the people of Turkey could go to the polls again for the reintroduction of the death penalty.Erdogan said, “If the death penalty is passed in parliament I will approve it without hesitation. There is just one problem, this needs a constitutional amendment. If need be, we could have another referendum just for this. God willing, we will do this, we will go to the people once again.”Capital punishment has been abolished in Turkey since 2004 as part of the country’s...