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  • Liberia closes borders as Ebola hits major west African cities

    07/28/2014 9:18:11 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 4 replies
    APF via Yahoo News ^ | 2/28/14 | Zoom Dosso
    Liberia, along with neighbouring Guinea and Sierra Leone, is struggling to contain an epidemic that has infected some 1,200 people and left at least 670 dead across the region since the start of the year. Last week authorities in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown and Lagos in Nigeria announced their first cases, marking an alarming new front in the fight against a disease mainly confined to remote villages and rural outposts. "All borders of Liberia will be closed with the exception of major entry points," Sirleaf said in a statement late Sunday. Monrovia's international airport, a provincial airport and three major...
  • What Obama Just Did Could Prove He Is Trying To Force Israel Into Committing Suicide

    07/28/2014 9:12:16 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 7 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | July 28, 2014 | L. Todd Wood
    When international pressure starts to bear on this administration, their true motivation and agenda becomes all too clear. This phenomenon was on display late last week as Israel continued to drive into the Gaza Strip militarily in order to rid the territory of the scores of tunnels that Hamas had dug under Israeli schools and daycare centers, with the intention of murdering children. Thousands of rockets have been launched into Israel with the intention of killing Jewish civilians. Hamas infiltrators have been captured with tranquilizers and handcuffs confirming their desire to kidnap and kill as many Jews as possible, just...
  • U.S.: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty (RESET)

    07/28/2014 8:56:11 PM PDT · by dila813 · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Today | JIM KUHNHENN
    The Obama administration is accusing Russia of violating a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach a, quote, 'very serious matter.' An administration official says the United States has notified Russia of its determination that it broke the agreement by testing a new ground-launched cruise missile. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive information.
  • White House Wants Repeal of Iraq War Authorization

    07/28/2014 7:57:28 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 14 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | July 25, 2014 | Adam Kredo
    The Obama administration is calling on Congress to fully repeal the war authorization in Iraq to ensure that no U.S. troops return to the country, which is under siege by the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS). White House national security adviser Susan Rice petitioned Speaker of the House John Boehner (R., Ohio) in a letter Friday to completely repeal the war authorization, officially known as the Authorization for Use of Military Force in Iraq, or AUMF.
  • US accuses Russia of violating 1987 missile treaty

    07/28/2014 6:41:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    ·FoxNews.com ^ | July 28, 2014
    “The United States has determined that the Russian Federation is in violation of its obligations under the I.N.F. treaty not to possess, produce or flight test a ground launched cruise missile (GLCM) with a range capability of 500 kilometers to 5,500 kilometers or to possess or produce launchers of such missiles,” the report will say, according to the Times. Obama reportedly said in his letter to Putin that he is interested in high-level discussions with the goal of keeping the I.N.F Treaty intact and ensuring the Kremlin can come back into compliance with it. ... The public finding comes in...
  • Russia has violated arms treaty by testing cruise missile: US

    07/28/2014 6:40:10 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 7-28-14 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON: The United States has found that Russia violated a 1987 arms control treaty by testing a ground-launched cruise missile, a senior US official said late Monday. The finding comes in a 2014 report that concluded Russia was in violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which barred it from possessing or producing cruise missiles with a range of 500 to 5,500 kilometres, the official told AFP. President Barack Obama has sent a letter to his counterpart Vladimir Putin on the issue, which the official described as a very serious matter. Washington was prepared to discuss the determination with Russia...
  • French Exodus: 'When Jews Flee, a Nation is Sick'

    07/28/2014 6:36:39 PM PDT · by Coleus · 14 replies
    cbn ^ | 7-28-14 | Dale Hurd
    PARIS -- In the suburbs of Paris, a Jewish family gathers to read the Torah. But soon they will be gone. They're part of a growing number of French Jews and leaving their country because the future simply looks too dangerous.  In January, demonstrators in Paris shouted, "We don't want Jews" and gave the Nazi salute. It was chilling reminder of France's World War II past when Jews were deported to concentration camps.  Before the war, European Jews waited too long to leave and ended up trapped. French Jews don't want to make the same mistake again.'Time to Leave'CBN...
  • Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says

    07/28/2014 6:35:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 7/28/2014 | KARIN LAUB and TIA GOLDENBERG
    Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave their homes and head immediately for Gaza City. The warnings came on a day of heavy Hamas-Israeli fighting in which nine children were killed by a strike on a Gaza park where they were playing, according to Palestinian health officials — a tragedy that each side blamed on the other. Israeli tanks also resumed heavy shelling in border areas of Gaza, killing five people, including three children and...
  • Iraq’s Abandoned Christians

    07/28/2014 6:28:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 27, 2014
    Does innocent human life matter in the Middle East if it is Christian? We ask because while Israel’s efforts to defend itself against terrorism from Hamas have provoked worldwide condemnation and demonstrations, the ethnic cleansing of a Christian community that has been in Iraq for more than 1,600 years continues with only a whimper of protest.
  • Democrats Admit Amnesty Is For Political Purposes

    07/28/2014 6:13:55 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | July 28, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Politics: Give us your poor, your tired, your future Democrats waiting to be registered. That's what some in the party are saying as they urge the president to pursue immigration goals even if it hurts in the '14 midterms. In other words, damn the political torpedoes and full speed ahead in the fundamental demographic and political transformation of America. "You'll always have members whose political vulnerability they tie entirely to immigration," said Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz. "We didn't make progress when we were in the majority because we were being protective of those (members) on immigration reform. At some point...
  • U.S. Intel Head: If We Destroy Hamas, We Might End Up With Something Worse

    07/28/2014 6:08:10 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 36 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 28 Jul 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Michael Flynn, the current head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, spoke at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado over the weekend and gave a disturbing warning about the current Gaza conflict, remarking, “If Hamas were destroyed and gone, we would probably end up with something much worse.” According to Reuters, Flynn does not believe taking out Hamas is the answer. He said he very much doubts there will be peace in the region any time soon, and went after Hamas for building all those tunnels that helped them fight back against Israeli forces. But as for Hamas itself, Flynn said...
  • Russian Muslim clerics outraged by lies about developments in Ukraine

    07/28/2014 5:00:40 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies
    itar-tass.com ^ | July 28, 2014
    UFA, July 28. /ITAR-TASS/. The Central Spiritual Board of Muslims of Russia is outraged by shameless lies and double standards of politicians about the developments in Ukraine, the head of the board, the country's Supreme Mufti Talgat Tadzhuddin said in a sermon on Monday in connection with the holiday of Eid al-Fitr. "We feel pain and sufferings of those who are in need and trouble," he said. "Sufferings, pain and losses of dear ones, violence and cruel murders of civilians in the southeast of Ukraine and on the holy land of Palestine fill with pain and anger hearts of millions...
  • UKRAINE: Of war and of victory

    07/28/2014 4:55:17 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 1 replies
    Today the striking force of our troops in one of the most dangerous areas, the Chief of General Staff Lieutenant-General Viktor Muzhenko personally led to a breakthrough. He went into the tank, with their callsigns who know of his native housing, and personally led the fight. Soldiers expressed their admiration: at Muzhenko case gave his nickname - "Victor-war", and they are happy, that it was not a mistake. I again harshly criticize the Muženko for his place is in the headquarters, that he should not lead the fight, not the tactical operation, but control the front by making strategic decisions....
  • Gaza Live Can Up (lots of shooting, fires)

    07/28/2014 4:41:23 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 91 replies
    Ustream ^ | 7-28-2014 | Ustream
    Another Gaza Live Cam is up on UStream Something big is going on.
  • 'We are looking at the beginnings of a Holocaust'

    07/28/2014 3:32:00 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 44 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 28 July 14 | By SAM SOKOL
    The situation facing European Jewry is “simply intolerable, unacceptable and inexcusable,” Israeli Jewish Congress president Vladimir Sloutsker told MKs and foreign diplomats at a special session of the Knesset Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Committee on Monday. Calling the rise in anti-Semitic incidents accompanying Israel’s invasion of Gaza an “SOS situation,” Sloutsker warned that if left unchecked, such behavior could lead to another European genocide. “Never before since the Holocaust, have we seen such a situation as today,” he said, referring to the continent-wide demonstrations by pro-Palestinian activists, a number of which have generated into violence and many of which have...
  • 'Ukrainian Rebels' Aren't Ukrainian or Rebels

    07/28/2014 3:31:13 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies
    themoscowtimes.com ^ | July, 28 2014 | Casey Michel
    As we slowly move beyond the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, it is gradually becoming clearer that the likelihood of a proper international investigation, unimpeded by external actors, has all but evaporated. There have been numerous reports of separatists tampering with the crash site, denying international investigators access to the crash and even raiding bodies of cash and other valuables. But where the separatists have likely stolen any chance to determine for sure who destroyed MH17, they have, through their blundering exploits, allowed us to remind ourselves of who these men are, of what they want and of what...
  • F-15s needed in Europe to respond to Russia, Lakenheath commander says

    07/28/2014 3:24:38 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies
    stripes.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | Adam L. Mathis
    RAF LAKENHEATH, England — This is not the time to talk about reducing the number of F-15 fighter jets in Europe, given the situation in Ukraine, according to the new commander of the 48th Fighter Wing, which flies the only F15s in Europe. “What an exciting time to be in Europe and an exciting time to be at NATO, what an exciting time to be around this wing,” said Col. Robert Novotny, an F-15 pilot, who has been on the job for less than a week. “You know we have a lot of challenges, we really do.” U.S. fiscal austerity...
  • Coyotes shown 'smuggling undocumented immigrants across the Rio Grande on JET SKIS'

    07/28/2014 3:22:16 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | July 28, 2014 | Ryan Gorman
    New footage claims to show Mexican smugglers known as coyotes smuggling immigrants across the U.S. – Mexico border using jet skis. A video shown on the Breitbart website claims the person driving the jet ski is a smuggler, and that his passengers are a woman and her infant child. It then shows the pair being taken into custody by Border Patrol. The woman departs the jet ski and walks along the river bank to a nearby road where authorities apprehend her and the baby. The video is said by Breitbart to have been shot recently at Anzalduas Park, in Mission,...
  • Vladimir Putin is a thug and liar, says top British envoy

    07/28/2014 2:49:39 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 26 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | July 28, 2014 | Ben Farmer
    Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, is a “thug” and a “liar”, one of Britain’s most senior ambassadors has said, as the EU prepares today to approve tough new sanctions against Moscow. Sir Peter Westmacott said the West’s increasingly firm response to Russia was beginning to have an impact on the Kremlin. The British ambassador to the United States said Moscow’s aggression in Ukraine was starting to look like “the wrong call”. He spoke as the Ministry of Defence announced that a battle group of 1,350 troops and armoured vehicles, including Challenger tanks, would join Nato exercises in Poland. The Government said...
  • Sowell: Cease the Cease-Fires

    07/28/2014 3:02:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 29, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    JewishWorldReview.com | Many years ago, on my first trip around the world, I was struck by how the children in the Middle East -- Arab and Israeli alike -- were among the nicest looking little children I had seen anywhere. It was painful to think that they were going to grow up killing each other. But that is exactly what happened. It is understandable that today many people in many lands just want the fighting between the Israelis and the Palestinians to stop. Calls for a cease-fire are ringing out from the United Nations and from Washington, as well as...
  • Synagogue Vandalized in Miami Beach

    07/28/2014 3:01:37 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7-28-14 | AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff
    Nazi swastikas and the name of the Islamist movement Hamas were spray-painted in red on the entrance to a Jewish synagogue in Miami Beach, local media reported Monday. The vandalism, which authorities were investigating as a probable "hate crime," was discovered by a neighborhood watch patrol where the Torah V'Emunah synagogue is located. Yona Lunger, a volunteer patrol member, said she did a double-take when she came upon the graffiti. "I saw this and then I stopped and I said, 'Wait a minute. What am I seeing here?' and then I backed up again and I looked again and I...
  • Hamas: We Tried to Kidnap a Soldier

    07/28/2014 2:57:39 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7-28-14 | Uzi Baruch and Elad Benari
    Hamas admitted on Monday evening that it was trying to kidnap an IDF soldier in an incident when its terrorists breached the border from Gaza near Kibbutz Nahal Oz. According to the group, the conditions on the ground did not allow for the plan to go through. One of the terrorists was killed and the rest fled back to Gaza. The residents of the kibbutz were ordered to enter their homes and lock the doors, but after the extensive searches throughout the area, the residents were given the all clear. Meanwhile, five soldiers were killed Monday in and near the...
  • MH17 only adds to grim toll on civilians in eastern Ukraine

    07/28/2014 2:54:42 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 5 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | July 28, 2014 | Lydia Tomkiw
    A new United Nations report describes a “breakdown of law and order” and "egregious human rights abuses" in eastern Ukraine that date even before the conflict captured world attention over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. Conservative figures from the UN and the World Health Organization as of July 26 estimate at least 1,129 people have been killed and 3,442 have been wounded as fighting between the Ukrainian military and rebels .... The report found “egregious human rights abuses have been committed in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine,” including abductions, extortion, torture, and executions while the...
  • Names of Four Killed Soldiers Released

    07/28/2014 2:50:19 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7-28-14 | Ido Ben Porat
    The names of the four IDF soldiers who were killed on Monday by a mortar shell near the Gaza border have been cleared for publication. Staff Sergeant Eliav Eliyahu Haim Kahlon, 22, from Tzfat (Safed). Corporal Meidan Maymon Biton, 20, from Netivot. Corporal Niran Cohen, 20, from Tiberias. Sergeant first class Adi Briga, 23, from Beit Shikma. All four served in the 7th Armored Brigade of the IDF. A fifth soldier, First Sgt. Moshe Doino, 20, of Jerusalem, was killed in the course of fighting inside Gaza in the early afternoon. Since the campaign in Gaza began, 48 IDF officers...
  • IDF Begins Shelling All Along Northeastern Gaza

    07/28/2014 2:46:52 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7-28-14 | Gil Ronen
    IDF artillery began shelling targets all along the northeastern Gaza Strip, Channel 2 reported Monday evening after 8 p.m. Earlier , the IDF sent messages to thousands of Palestinian Arabs living in the region to flee, shortly after a mortar shell killed at least four people in Israel. "A short while ago, phonecalls were made and text messages were sent out to the civilian population of Shejaiya, Zeitun and eastern Jabaliya calling them to evacuate immediately towards central Gaza City," a statement from the IDF said, referring to three areas to the north, south and east of Gaza City. Such...
  • Iran: Hezbollah Can Fire Rockets 'Nonstop' at Israel

    07/28/2014 2:44:17 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7-28-14 | By Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin
    Iranian officials are closely studying the progress of Operation Protective Edge, in light of concern over Israel airstrikes on its nuclear facilities and its ongoing quest to destroy Israel. Hossein Salami G'anshin, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, said in this context that the war in Gaza is an introduction prior to the collapse of Israel, noting that Hezbollah has become a very powerful factor that can launch missiles "non-stop" on all the cities of Israel. The Naval commander of the Revolutionary Guards, Ali Fadawi, said at a meeting with senior officers that following the war, the Iranian army should...
  • High IDF death toll in Hamas upsurge of violence on “ceasefire” day.

    07/28/2014 2:43:15 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | July 28, 2014, 11:55 PM (IDT)
    Israel expands counter-offensive In the past 48 hours, Israel was pressured to accept its fifth “humanitarian” ceasefire in Gaza by President Barack Obama, US Secretary of State John Kerry, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Chairman of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu came close to folding, whereas Hamas saw the truce as applying only to Israel and therefore used it as a call to arms. The slogan Israel broadcast: Quiet will be met with quiet and fire with fire, was seen by Hamas as a sign of Israel weakening. This impression was confirmed on Sunday when...
  • Lebanon’s Grand Mufti calls for 'jihad' to liberate Palestinians

    07/28/2014 2:29:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | July 28, 2014 | By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
    Lebanon’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Qabbani, the country’s leading Sunni authority, called for “jihad” against Israel to liberate “Palestine’s sacred land from Jewish foreign occupation.” He also lamented the lack of Arab action in confronting Israel’s ongoing operation in Gaza.
  • Liberia: (finance)Ministry Takes Steps Against Ebola Following Employee's Death

    07/28/2014 2:26:58 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    All Africa ^ | 7-28-14 | unattributed
    n the wake of the rapid spread of the deadly Ebola virus and the recent untimely death of Mr. Patrick Sawyer, Coordinator of the ECOWAS National Unit at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, having contracted the virus, the Ministry wishes to announce the following measures to ensure public safety and instil confidence in users of services at the Ministry. At the very highest level of the Ministry, all senior officials coming in direct or indirect contact with Mr. Sawyer have been placed on the prescribed 21 days observatory surveillance period starting July 20th, the day Mr. Sawyer departed...
  • What 'small country' did Hillary Clinton lead?

    07/28/2014 2:11:02 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 7-28-14 | Asche Schow
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday that she knows how difficult it is "to be the leader of a relatively small country." Come again? I know I’m relatively young, but I think I would have remembered President or Prime Minister or Queen Hillary. Clinton made the comments on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" while discussing the conflict between Israel and Hamas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu. “I’ve known Bibi a long time and I have a very good relationship with him, in part because we can yell at each other – and we do,” Clinton said. “And...
  • Deciding Not to Decide on Providing Intel to Ukraine: The Negation of Presidential Leadership

    07/28/2014 2:04:11 PM PDT · by No One Special · 12 replies
    The Streetwise Professor ^ | July 28, 2014 | The Professor
    The NYT ran a long article yesterday describing the administration’s Hamlet-like agonizing over whether to provide Ukraine with real time intelligence useful for targeting rebel forces. (For the record, I called for this in the immediate aftermath of the flight of Yanukovych. It should be an easy decision.) One part jumped out at me: “We’ve been cautious to date about things that could directly hit Russia — principally its territory,” but also its equipment, the official said. A proposal to give the Ukrainians real-time information “hasn’t gotten to the president yet,” the official said, in part because the White House...
  • Iraqi Christians rally at White House: ‘Obama, Obama, where are you?’

    07/28/2014 1:56:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 7/28/2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Hundreds of outraged Iraqi Christians staged a rally outside the White House, demanding to know why President Obama wasn’t providing any aid to the scores of faithful being persecuted by radical Muslims around the world. The rallies were replicated at cities around the world, including in Paris, The Hague, Cologne and London, Breitbart reported. Among their chants, Breitbart reported: “Obama, Obama, where are you? Iraqi Christians call for you.” It was just a week ago that terrorists with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ordered Christians out of Mosul and demanded they convert to Islam or die. “Iraq’s...
  • Ukraine: Results For July 28- Dmitry Tymchuk

    07/28/2014 1:49:01 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com
    https://www.facebook.com/dmitry.tymchuk?fref=nf ^ | July 28, 2014 | Dmitry Tymchuk
    Translation by v. Lohvyn) Brothers and Sisters, Brothers and sisters, the results on July 28. Negative: 1. Yet, the "distemper of Putin" is a very cruel thing. And, it seems, the leader of the Foreign Minister Lavrov is somewhere in penultimate stage. It is difficult to say whether he still recognizes his wife and can even relieve themselves on his own, but that all that is happening in Ukraine, is aimed against Russia - he is exactly sure. In privacy, today announced that Independence that took place in Ukraine is a "geopolitical project against Russia." I understand we are all...
  • US-Israeli Relationship In Jeopardy, Kerry "Ruined Everything"

    07/28/2014 1:39:32 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 50 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 7-28-2014 | Durden
    Another red line crossed? As AP reports, Obama administration officials were fuming Monday over a torrent of Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. Israeli media commentators have leveled almost nonstop criticism at Kerry in recent days over his attempts to bring Qatar and Turkey — two countries viewed by Israel as strong Hamas supporters — into the cease-fire negotiations - "U.S. Secretary of State of State John Kerry ruined everything." The White House is not happy - in unusually harsh language, officials said the criticism of Kerry could...
  • Argentina to hold last-gasp debt talks with mediator Tuesday (Default Looms Wed.)

    07/28/2014 1:13:48 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7-28-2014 | By Richard Lough and Daniel Bases
    Argentina on Tuesday will meet the U.S. mediator in its battle with 'holdout' debt investors suing the country for last-minute talks to avert its second default this century. Mediator Daniel Pollack said in a statement on Monday he received a telephone call from the Argentine government advising him a delegation of technical, financial and legal representatives will meet him at 11 a.m. EDT (11.00 a.m. EDT) on Tuesday in his office. "I again urged direct, face-to-face conversations with the Bondholders, but that will not happen tomorrow," Pollack said, referring to the holdout creditors. Argentine dollar-denominated bonds fell more than 3...
  • COMMENTARY: Driving the future of warfare, at Ft Huachuca.

    07/28/2014 12:49:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    I am writing to urge continued support for our Fort Huachuca base. Southern Arizona, with its particular climate and geography, is uniquely fit to house certain critical military operations. And the thousands of highly qualified, talented personnel, both civilian and military, who have made Cochise County their home, stand at the ready to drive our modern warfare capabilities. As a long-time leader in electronic warfare technology and the home of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, and numerous other Commands, Fort Huachuca should continue to define the cutting edge of cyber-security warfare. There is no question that this segment...
  • Our duty is to stand firm in the face of Russian aggression

    07/28/2014 12:10:22 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 48 replies
    theglobeandmail.com ^ | July 25, 2014 | Stephen Harper
    The world is saddened and rightfully outraged by images of the charred remnants of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, and by the loss of almost 300 people from 11 countries, strewn across fields in eastern Ukraine. While the grim work of identifying victims’ remains and tracking down the perpetrators of this appalling crime is just beginning, the world can be certain of one thing: There can be no weakening of our resolve to punish the Putin regime for threatening the peace and security of eastern and central Europe. Although we may refer to militants in eastern Ukraine as “pro-Russian separatists,” we...
  • British tanks join Poland exercises to reassure allies against Putin

    07/28/2014 12:33:15 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 31 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | July 28, 2014 | Ben Farmer
    Britain will send an armoured battle group of tanks and 1,350 troops to Poland for Nato war games designed to sure up the alliance’s eastern members against fears of Russian aggression. The deployment will see British troops backed by Challenger tanks and Warrior armoured fighting vehicles join other Nato forces for a two-month exercise in eastern Europe. The manoeuvres come as the Kremlin is accused of continuing to stoke the conflict in Ukraine by shelling across the border and increasing the flow of weapons and supplies to Moscow-backed separatists. The Ministry of Defence in London said the UK would send...
  • Keane: White House ‘Hiding Behind Another Investigation’

    07/28/2014 12:06:23 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | July 18, 2014
    Ret. Gen. Jack Keane said the White House appeared to be “hiding behind another investigation” in not properly taking Russia to task for the fighting in Ukraine and downing of a Malaysian airliner suspected to have been shot down by pro-Russian separatists Thursday. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power spoke strongly Friday on the subject, saying if the separatists fighting in Ukraine were found to have shot down MH17, investigators “cannot rule out technical assistance from Russian personnel in operating the system” that took down the plane. “This is a pattern of warfare that Putin is using, covert...
  • Scrubbed: NBC Journalist 'Witnessed' Israeli Attack Against Gaza Hospital

    07/28/2014 11:49:45 AM PDT · by blueyon · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/28/14 | John Nolte
    According to Twitter and Google, an NBC journalist reported that he or she had personally witnessed an Israeli drone attack and fire on a hospital in Gaza. The eye witness report was at first included in this NBC News article, and read, "a NBC News journalist witnessed the attack on the hospital and said it had been fired by an Israeli drone." Since that report was published, though, the accusation has been scrubbed entirely from the article. The only evidence of the NBC journalist's "eyewitness" accusation is the apparent insertion of this sentence:
  • [Hillary] Clinton: US needs orderly process for border kids

    07/28/2014 11:36:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 28, 2014 1:19 PM EDT | Ken Thomas
    Hillary Rodham Clinton says she supports creating a refugee screening process for Central American children in their home countries to discourage dangerous trips to the U.S. and opposes changing a 2008 immigration law under review by Congress. The potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate says in an interview with Fusion’s Jorge Ramos that Congress should provide more money to help immigration officials determine whether children should be considered migrants or refugees. Some of the children should be sent back, Clinton says, but the U.S. needs a “sensible, orderly process” to care for the tens of thousands of children crossing the border,...
  • Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa

    07/28/2014 11:33:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 28, 2014 2:09 PM EDT | Nedra Pickler
    President Barack Obama spoke out Monday against gender oppression in Africa that he said is “crippling” parts of the continent, urging young leaders there to empower women and eliminate traditions like female genital mutilation and violence against women. Obama held up an inaugural class of young African fellows who are getting six weeks of leadership training in the United States as inspiring examples of what the continent can achieve. He drew cheers as he announced their program is being expanded and renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela.Obama said the world’s security and prosperity depends on “a strong, prosperous...
  • Barack Hussein Obama and the Day of Jewish Calamity

    07/28/2014 10:53:10 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 11 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | 07/21/2010 | Bill Randles
    Barak Hussein Obama's introduction to the world in 2004 occurred on July 27 July. The date on the Jewish Calendar was Tisha b'Av. The 9th of Av. The same date of virtually all major Jewish Calamities occurred: (see them below) The First Temple built by King Solomon and the Kingdom of Judah was destroyed The Second Temple built by Ezra and Nehemiah was destroyed by the Romans The Romans crushed Bar Kokhba's revolt and destroyed the city of Betar, killing over 100,000 Jews Following the Bar Kokhba revolt, Roman commander Turnus Rufus plowed the site of the Temple and the...
  • Turkey Is Organizing Freedom Flotilla II To Get Additional Aid Into The Gaza Strip

    07/28/2014 10:42:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 07/28/2014 | By Alessandria Masi
    The IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, a Turkish NGO, is organizing “Freedom Flotilla II” to go to the Gaza Strip, loaded with humanitarian aid. Bulent Yildrim, the organization’s president, said Sunday the organization was trying to get the legal procedures and paperwork done to send the vessel into Gaza, according to the Middle East Monitor. No sail date has been set. He added the ship would be flanked by Turkish military to avoid the bloodshed that took place the last time Turkey tried to send a flotilla.Haaretz reported Sunday a shipment of medicine had arrived at Ben-Gurion Airport intended for Gaza....
  • Plane Ride Away From Usa

    07/28/2014 10:30:10 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 38 replies
    Drudge | 7/28/14
    Headline Drudge: PLANE RIDE AWAY FROM USA Link at drudge to a USA Today story. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/07/28/ebola-potential-to-spread/13267909/
  • Israel: The Palestinian People’s Greatest Ally

    07/28/2014 10:29:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | Matt Barber
    Israel is not tame. But she is good. If a poacher shoots arrows at a pride of sleeping lions, are the lions to blame for rousing and defending themselves? What does one say of the shooter when he intentionally cowers behind the skirts of his own women and daughters, hoping, indeed praying, that these precious souls will inadvertently perish as a result? One calls him a coward, a fool and a monster. Such are the men of Hamas, Hezbollah and the Palestinian Authority – terrorists all. They are purposefully slaughtering their own citizenry. There are but two things to blame...
  • ‘At least 160 children died digging tunnels for Hamas’

    07/28/2014 10:28:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/28/2014 11:10 | JPost.com Staff
    Hamas used children to help them dig numerous tunnels into Israel and Egypt, a 2012 paper written for the Journal of Palestine Studies reported. […] In December 2011, the paper’s author, Nicolas Pelham, accompanied a police patrol in Gaza and reported that “nothing was done to impede the use of children in the tunnels, where, much as in Victorian coal mines, they are prized for their nimble bodies.” He continued and said that “at least 160 children have been killed in the tunnels, according to Hamas officials.” …
  • Why Benjamin Netanyahu Should Be Very, Very Worried

    07/28/2014 10:28:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 28,2014 | Ron Fournier
    Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday asked Benjamin Netanyahu whether he was worried about "a third intifada." The Israeli prime minister replied that Hamas "wants to pile up" Gazan casualties in hope of instigating an uprising. In other words, he ducked the heart of the question. Netanyahu should be worried. The Israeli public should be worried. All supporters of the Jewish state should be worried—not only about the prospect of current events spiraling out of control, but also about a confluence of demographic and social trends that threaten Israel's ability to manage the war of perceptions.
  • Israel’s Most Dangerous Enemy

    07/28/2014 10:17:44 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 27, 2014 | Roger L. Simon
    Barack Obama is apparently very angry with Bibi Netanyahu. We have known for some time, via hot mike and other methods, that neither he nor his secretary of State much care for the Israeli prime minister. But — perhaps exacerbated by a multiplicity of foreign and domestic policy failures, plus atrocious poll numbers, one this weekend showing Romney beating him handily were the election held today — Obama seemed more irked than usual. He needed someone to beat up since the world was beating him up. And the Israelis had just hugely embarrassed his secretary of State (and by...
  • Ebola: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Restricts Movements in Liberia

    07/28/2014 9:37:19 AM PDT · by kristinn · 8 replies
    AP via CBC ^ | Monday, July 28, 2014
    Liberia's president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf described the measures late Sunday after the first meeting of a new task force she created and is chairing to contain the disease, which has killed 129 people in the country and more than 670 across the region. A top Liberian doctor working at Liberia's largest hospital died on Saturday, and two American aid workers have fallen ill, underscoring the dangers facing those charged with bringing the outbreak under...