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  • UN(IPCC) panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous (MaXiMoose Barfitus Alert!!)

    08/26/2014 7:34:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/26/14 | Seth Borenstein - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous — and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says. The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on Monday sent governments a final draft of its synthesis report, which combines three earlier, gigantic documents by the Nobel Prize-winning group. There is little in the report that wasn't in the other more-detailed versions, but the language is more stark and the report attempts to connect the different scientific disciplines studying problems caused by the burning of fossil...
  • Video Shows Column of Russian Vehicles, Manned By Chechen Fighters, On Ukraine's Border

    08/26/2014 2:01:36 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 18 replies
    Video Shows Column of Russian Vehicles, Manned By Chechen Fighters, On Ukraine's Border 19:21 (GMT) In the video below, an enormous column of Russian military vehicles is seen in an unidentified location. The dialogue suggests that they are waiting to enter Ukraine. We have not yet been able to geolocate the video, but we note that there is a column of smoke visible at around 24 seconds in. The men speaking in the video identify themselves as Chechens. Amongst the vast quantities of military hardware seen are T-90 tanks, MT-LB armoured personnel carriers and 2S19 Msta self-propelled artillery. The men...
  • American Douglas McAuthur McCain Killed Fighting for ISIS in Syria

    08/26/2014 11:45:52 AM PDT · by Fali_G · 80 replies
    Mid East Faces ^ | 08/26/2014 | Mideast Faces
    Douglas McAuthur McCain, 33, of San Diego California was killed over the weekend in fighting between the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and a Syrian opposition group, according to the Free Syrian Army. After the battle, McCain, along with his American passport and the bodies of three other foreign jihadis were found. McCain, who referred to himself as “Duale ThaslaveofAllah” on Facebook made his allegiance to Islam apparent on his social media pages. His Twitter bio read: “It’s Islam over everything.”
  • This Obama Administration Proposal Would Effectively Authorize Some Americans Seceding

    08/26/2014 11:22:16 AM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | August 26, 2014 | Hans von Spakovsky
    In its latest assault on the U.S. Constitution, the Obama administration is proposing to recognize so-called “Native” Hawaiians as an Indian tribe entitled to separate and become an independent sovereign and to “reestablish” a “government-to-government relationship between the United State and the Native Hawaiian community.”Such an unconstitutional action would amount to authorizing secession for certain residents of Hawaii.It would also implicitly authorize government-sanctioned, discriminatory conduct against any other residents who don’t meet the explicit ancestry and blood-quantum requirements to be considered a “Native.” This would balkanize Hawaii, dividing the islands into separate racial and ethnic enclaves, and undo “the...
  • Obama to speak at Legion national convention

    08/26/2014 9:57:24 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 35 replies
    American Legion website ^ | Aug 26 , 2014 | American Legion
    President Barack Obama will(did)address The American Legion on Aug. 26 at the organization's 96th National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. His speech, along with the rest of the general session, will be streamed live start at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at www.legiontv.org. Obama is expected to address the convention at approximately 11:40 a.m. "The American Legion is honored that the nation's commander-in-chief will address those of us who have served in uniform," National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger said. "With so many important issues ranging from the state of VA health care to the Global War on Terrorism, it is...
  • US Surprised by Egypt, UAE Airstrikes on Libyan Militants

    08/26/2014 9:26:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 08/27/2014
    Senior U.S. officials said Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have launched airstrikes against Islamic militants in the Libyan capital twice in the past week. U.S. officials told reporters that the move caught the United States by surprise, potentially dealing a blow to relations between Washington, Cairo and the Emirates. U.S. officials said Egypt provided the base for the launch of the airstrikes, and the U.A.E. provided the aircraft and pilots. Egypt has not publicly acknowledged any role in the air strikes. The UAE had no immediate comment. The first strike took place in Tripoli a week ago and targeted...
  • ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman

    08/26/2014 9:06:11 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 38 replies
    KTIC Radio ^ | 2014-08-26 09:22:06 | ABC News Radio via ktic Radio
    (WASHINGTON) -- A third American hostage held by ISIS has been identified as a 26-year-old American woman who was kidnapped a year ago while doing humanitarian relief work in Syria. The terror group is demanding $6.6 million and the release of U.S. prisoners for the life of the young woman, who the family requested not be identified. She is the third of at least four Americans who were known to be held by ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. American journalist James Foley was executed by the group in a video that appeared online last week. Another writer,...
  • Syria warns against U.S. strikes on Islamic State on its soil

    08/26/2014 7:19:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/27/2014 | Liz Sly
    BEIRUT — Syria warned the Obama administration Monday not to extend its air war against the Islamic State into Syria, as the militants celebrated another key victory over government forces in the north of the country. The warning came a day after the group overran a major air base in north-central Syria, putting the Islamic State in full control of Raqqah province, where American photojournalist James Foley was held for much of his captivity and where his beheading last week is thought to have occurred. Raqqah also was the site of a failed rescue attempt this summer in which Delta...
  • Captured Russian troops 'in Ukraine by accident'

    08/26/2014 2:02:32 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 Aug 14 | Unknown
    Ukraine said 10 paratroopers had been captured and has released video interviews of some of the men. One is quoted as saying "this is not our war". The incident comes ahead of a key meeting between the Ukrainian and Russian presidents. Petro Poroshenko and Vladimir Putin are at a summit in Minsk in Belarus.
  • Before Peace Talks, Ukraine Says It Holds Russian Troops

    08/26/2014 5:14:55 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 1 replies
    NYT ^ | 26 Aug 14 | Andrew Higgins
    MINSK, Belarus — Ukraine released video footage Tuesday of what it said were 10 captured Russian soldiers, raising tensions as President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia arrived in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, for talks later in the day with his Ukrainian counterpart, President Petro O. Poroshenko of Ukraine. Russia has consistently denied supporting pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine, and the video will step up pressure on the Kremlin to clarify its role in the fighting there. In earlier peace talks between lower-ranking officials, Moscow’s position has prevented discussion of what Ukraine regards as the key to stopping the conflict...
  • CBC members push police czar idea (Congressional Black Caucus wants DoJ to run local departments)

    08/25/2014 10:21:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 25, 2014 | Lucy McCalmont
    Rep. Elijah Cummings, along with other members of the Congressional Black Caucus, sent a letter Monday to President Barack Obama, urging the administration to pursue changes to local law enforcement structure to “prevent more Fergusons,” including a federal czar to oversee local law enforcement. “The administration must quickly establish a national commission to review existing police policies and practices,” the letter reads. “And identify the best policies and practices that can prevent more Fergusons and vastly improve policing in communities across the nation.” In addition to the commission, the letter calls for the appointment of a federal czar within the...
  • Quiet night shattered with rocket fire on Tel Aviv, Ashkelon

    08/25/2014 9:30:17 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 27 replies
    JPost ^ | 8-26-2014 | Jpost
    A series of rocket sirens shattered the quiet night in Israel, as rocket attacks from Gaza resumed early on Tuesday morning. Sirens were heard across the Gush Dan region, the Shfela region and in coastal cities Ashkelon and Ashdod. Residents in communities bordering Gaza also awoke to Code Red alerts. A rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome system over Gush Dan, while another slammed into an apartment building in Ashkelon, causing damage to several homes. No injuries were reported however
  • Mexico Has Deported 93 Percent Of The Unaccompanied Minors Detained At Its Border

    08/25/2014 8:52:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 08/25/2014 | John Stanton
    exican officials have deported more than 13,000 of the 14,000 undocumented, unaccompanied minors who have been caught at Mexico’s southern border, a rate significantly higher than in the United States, according to government sources familiar with the situation. Additionally, Mexican authorities have deported more than 64,000 of the estimated 69,000 adults that have been detained along their southern border this year. Those numbers stand in stark contrast to the deportation of minor immigrants from the United States: None of the more than 60,000 Central American minors detained this year have been deported. According to a Department of Homeland Security spokesman,...
  • Calif. Lawmaker To Protest Mexican President's Visit Because Of U.S. Marine Jailed In Mexico

    08/25/2014 9:14:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/22/2014 | Fox News Latino
    A California state assemblyman plans to stage a protest outside the governor’s mansion next week to demand that Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who is to be honored at luncheon there Aug. 26, ensure the release of a U.S. Marine held captive in Mexico. Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, who recently lost in a bid to become the Republican nominee in the gubernatorial election in November, declined an invitation to the luncheon and assailed Gov. Jerry Brown for hosting the luncheon in honor of the Mexican president. "I am writing to decline your luncheon invitation,” read the letter Donnelly sent Brown, which...
  • Fresno federal judge: state's gun wait is unconstitutional for some

    08/25/2014 6:02:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | 8/25/2014 | JOHN ELLIS
    A federal judge in Fresno on Monday ruled the state's 10-day waiting period for buying firearms is unconstitutional for those who've previously purchased weapons and cleared background checks. U.S. District Court Judge Anthony W. Ishii issued the ruling after a March bench trial, as well as deposition testimony and numerous briefings that concluded at the end of June. Last December, he had denied a request by state Attorney General Kamala Harris to throw out the lawsuit. Harris, along with the California Department of Justice, were defendants in the suit. "As an individual plaintiff I was ecstatic," said Madera County resident...
  • Ukrainian President dissolves parliament, schedules elections

    08/25/2014 1:50:46 PM PDT · by McGruff · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | August 25, 2014 | Steve Almasy and Victoria Butenko
    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced Monday on Twitter that he has dissolved the nation's parliament. Elections are scheduled for October 26, the President wrote. "Dear compatriots, Today I have taken a decision to early dissolve the Parliament," he said in a post written in English.
  • Obama to go it alone vs. ISIL in Syria; won’t seek congressional approval

    08/25/2014 1:46:45 PM PDT · by sunmars · 55 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Dave Boyer
    The White House said Monday that President Obama won’t necessarily seek congressional approval if he decides to order airstrikes in Syria against militants of the Islamic State. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Mr. Obama, who is meeting with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Monday afternoon, “has not made a decision to pursue any military action in Syria.” But he said the president doesn’t see the need to seek congressional approval as he did a year ago, when he was considering an attack on the regime of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad for its use of chemical weapons. “That was a...
  • Burger King in Talks to Buy Tim Hortons (tax inversion cited as reason)

    08/24/2014 4:59:02 PM PDT · by tellw · 53 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8/24/14 | Liz Hoffman and Dana Mattoli
    <p>Burger King Worldwide Inc. BKW +1.01% is in talks to buy Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc., THI.T +2.79% a deal that would be structured as a so-called tax inversion and move the hamburger seller's domicile abroad, according to people familiar with the matter.</p>
  • French government dissolved amid turmoil

    08/25/2014 3:03:19 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | August 25,2014 | Jethro Mullen
    <p>The French government was dissolved Monday amid turmoil among top ministers.</p> <p>President Francois Hollande asked Prime Minister Manuel Valls to form a new government, which will be announced Tuesday...</p> <p>"The crisis in the heart of the government is clear, and it promises to be bloody," reported Le Figaro, a right-leaning national newspaper.</p>
  • Joint Chiefs chairman says ISIS not a direct threat to US, won't recommend Syria strikes yet

    08/25/2014 5:43:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/25/14
    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has said that he would not recommend U.S. military airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria until he determines that they have become a direct threat to the U.S. Gen. Martin Dempsey, speaking to reporters on board a military plane traveling to Afghanistan, said Sunday that he believes the Sunni insurgent group formerly known as ISIS is more of a regional threat and is not currently plotting or planning attacks against the U.S. or Europe.
  • Ukraine forces clash with armoured convoy crossing Russia border: Kiev

    08/25/2014 2:47:31 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 59 replies
    AFP ^ | 2014/08/25
    Ukraine forces clash with armoured convoy crossing Russia border: Kiev "The Ukrainian border has been breached by a convoy of several dozen tanks and armoured vehicles" … Kiev (AFP) - Ukraine said a battle erupted on Monday between border guards and a convoy of "dozens" of armoured vehicles and tanks that entered its territory from Russia near the Azov Sea. "The Ukrainian border has been breached by a convoy of several dozen tanks and armoured vehicles" which crossed in the area close to Ukraine's industrial city Mariupol, security spokesman Leonid Matyukhin told AFP.
  • Buchanan: Obama Will 'Set the Country Completely on Fire' with Executive Amnesty by Labor Day

    08/24/2014 4:25:41 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 161 replies
    brietbart ^ | 24 Aug 14 | IanHanchett
    On the Friday broadcast of “The McLaughlin Group,” columnist Pat Buchanan predicted that President Obama would grant amnesty to illegal immigrants via executive order by Labor Day and that such an action would “set the country completely on fire.” After Washington Examiner Chief Congressional Correspondent Susan Ferrechio argued that “Democrats could gain from Hispanic voters turning out, especially if the president decides to take key executive actions in this summer that would help Hispanics who are here in the country, perhaps living here illegally. That could boost popularity for the party,” Buchanan responded “executive amnesty will set the country completely...
  • Russian-Backed Separatists Parade Ukrainian POWs

    08/24/2014 8:58:11 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 37 replies
    Russian-Backed Separatists Parade Ukrainian POWs 02:06 (GMT) Russian-backed separatists took the occasion of Ukrainian Independence Day with military parades in Kiev to organize their own grisly parade in Donetsk of Ukrainian POWs they have captured. The parading of POWs is a violation of the Geneva Convention. Russia's state TV LifeNews and Rossiya 24 broadcast the parade; RT.com showed only "captured Ukrainian military hardware." (More photos and details at link)
  • Libya’s Islamist militias claim control of capital

    08/24/2014 3:59:26 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 30 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 25 August 2014 | anon
    CAIRO: Libya’s Islamist militias said Sunday they have consolidated their hold on Tripoli and its international airport, driving out rival militias to the outskirts of the capital following a weekslong battle for control of the strategic hub. ...
  • TEXAS BORDER BUST: CASH, WEAPONS AND GRENADES SEIZED

    08/24/2014 1:24:33 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 24, 2014 | by ILDEFONSO ORTIZ
    MCALLEN, Texas — Border Patrol agents seized more than $650,000 in cash that had been left behind near the Rio Grande River that separates Texas from Mexico. The seizure was made Thursday night when U.S. Border Patrol Agents following a set of footprints near Sullivan City ended up coming across four backpacks filled with bulk cash and a little more than a kilo of cocaine, an agency news release shows. Inside the four backpacks the agents ended up finding a mixture of dollars and pesos that added up to $650,000 as well as the cocaine which had a value of...
  • James Foley executioner said identified as British rapper

    08/24/2014 4:10:22 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 47 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | August 24, 2014, 10:39 am | Stuart Winer
    British and American intelligence services have identified the man suspected of beheading US journalist James Foley as a UK citizen who traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State, the Sunday Times reported. Government sources said the masked man seen in a video of Foley’s death is known as “Jihadi John” among Islamic State fighters. In the video, released by IS last week, a man with a London accent can be seen brandishing a knife while standing next to a kneeling Foley before beheading him. The gruesome clip ended with footage of Foley’s decapitated body lying on the ground. Although...
  • Strong California quake causes injuries, damage

    08/24/2014 9:48:41 AM PDT · by editor-surveyor · 46 replies
    AP, Town Hall ^ | August 24, 2014 | unknown
    NAPA, Calif. (AP) — The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years sent scores of people to hospitals, ignited fires, damaged multiple historic buildings and knocked out power to tens of thousands on Sunday. The 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck just before 3:30 a.m. miles from Napa in California wine country was felt widely, breaking water mains, causing more than 100 gas leaks, leaving two adults and a child critically injured, damaging some of Napa Valley's famed wineries, and sending residents running out of their homes in the darkness. Dazed residents too fearful of aftershocks to...
  • Beheader Jihadi John identified

    08/24/2014 3:34:21 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 64 replies
    The Sunday Times ^ | 24 August 2014 | Mark Hookham, Richard Kerbaj and Marie Woolf
    MI5 and MI6 have identified the British fighter suspected of murdering the American journalist James Foley, senior government sources confirmed last night. The masked man with a London accent, who is said to be known to fellow fighters as “Jihadi John”, was seen in the shocking video of Foley’s death released by the Isis extremist army last week. While sources gave no details of the man they have identified, a key suspect is Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, 23, who left his family’s £1m home in Maida Vale, west London, last year. He recently tweeted a picture of himself holding up a...
  • Obama sends White House aides to Ferguson funeral

    08/24/2014 2:45:40 AM PDT · by sunmars · 35 replies
    President Barack Obama is sending three White House officials to the funeral service of the Missouri teenager whose death in a police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, has sparked days of racial unrest. Leading the group for Monday’s service will be the chairman of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force, Broderick Johnson. My Brother’s Keeper is an Obama initiative that aims to empower young minorities. Johnson is also the secretary for the Cabinet. Also attending will be the deputy director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, Marlon Marshall, and an adviser for the office, Heather Foster. The White House...
  • Lithuanian diplomat 'murdered in eastern Ukraine'

    08/23/2014 6:46:04 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 13 replies
    DW ^ | 08/22/2014
    Lithuanian diplomat 'murdered in eastern Ukraine' Lithiuania's honorary consul in eastern Ukraine has been murdered by rebels, according to the country's foreign minister. The diplomat was said to have been kidnapped and "brutally killed" by pro-Russian terrorists.
  • Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke: Eric Holder Needs to Apologize to Cops

    08/23/2014 6:23:42 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 22 Aug 14 | Andrew Johnson
    Attorney general Eric Holder and Missouri Democratic leaders need to apologize to the law-enforcement community for impugning officers’ motives in light of the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., according to one prominent county sheriff. Milwaukee County sheriff David Clarke, who gained notoriety last year for encouraging gun ownership within his Wisconsin community, said Holder, Governor Jay Nixon, and Senator Claire McCaskill made the situation in Ferguson worse with their “irresponsible, inflammatory” comments about the city’s police force and its supposed problem with race relations. Clarke argued on Fox News on Friday that the trio was “insinuating that our law-enforcement officers across...
  • Bonhomme Richard flight deck unfit for flight operations, could delay next deployment

    08/23/2014 4:07:48 PM PDT · by GATOR NAVY · 108 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 22 Aug 2014 | James Kimber
    SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan – The USS Bonhomme Richard will likely miss its next underway deployment after a botched $3 million resurfacing of the amphibious assault ship’s flight deck. The ship had undergone the resurfacing less than a month ago. “A recent application of non-skid coating on the flight deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard was not up to Navy safety standards and is being reapplied,” Cmdr. William Marks, spokesman for 7th Fleet, said in an email to Stars and Stripes. “This will cause an increase in port time and decrease in underway days for Bonhomme Richard.” An “accidental gouging”...
  • Libya Islamist militias 'seize Tripoli airport'

    08/23/2014 12:17:53 PM PDT · by sunmars · 30 replies
    A statement shown on screen on An-Nabaa television, regarded as close to the Islamists, said: "Fajr Libya announces that it totally controls Tripoli international airport." Earlier on Saturday, leaders of the Islamist coalition, partly comprising men from Misrata, east of Tripoli, said their forces were advancing on the airport, having taken a bridge and a military base. The strategic site 30 kilometres (20 miles) south of the Libyan capital, has been shut since July 13 amid skirmishes between the Islamists and the Zintan force, allies of rogue general Khalifa Haftar, based at Benghazi in eastern Libya and hostile to the...
  • Ret USAF General Warns of Possible 9/11/14 Coming

    08/23/2014 11:31:48 AM PDT · by Innovative · 124 replies
    Breitbart from Fox News ^ | Aug 23, 2014 | Breitbart
    Saturday on Fox News Channel's "America's News HQ," network military analyst Ret. Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney told host Uma Pemmaraju that in oder to address the current threat ISIS posses, the Untied States should "go to DEFCON 1, our highest state of readiness and be prepared as we lead up to 9/11," because he warned "we may even see a 9/11/14."
  • Muslims on Twitter Defend Beheading of Foley

    08/23/2014 11:19:48 AM PDT · by xzins · 56 replies
    CBN ^ | 22 Aug 14 | Dale Hurd
    Muslims on Twitter Defend Beheading of Foley Islam expert David Wood at AnsweringMuslims.com has compiled some of the English language tweets from Muslims defending and celebrating the murder of American journalist James Foley.As Wood put it, "there are plenty of Westernized Muslims who condemn the beheading of James Wright Foley. Unfortunately, Islam isn't defined by Westernized Muslims."A Muslim told me a few days ago that the killers from the Islamic State are "criminals, not Muslims!"But the killers believe they are being good Muslims. Some are helping distribute Qurans when they're not massacring innocent non-Muslims. And Muslims justify the beheading of...
  • US Gives Intelligence To Assad For Targetting Isis Commanders

    08/23/2014 9:10:15 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 114 replies
    IBTimes Co., Ltd. ^ | August 23, 2014 15:58 BST | Tom Porter
    Western intelligence agencies have been assisting the Syrian government of Bashar al Assad fight militants of Isis (now called the 'Islamic State'), by providing details on the location of militant leaders for targeted air strikes. The information was passed to Assad's government by German intelligence service Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), which acted as an intermediary, a source told the Independent... In recent weeks, Syrian forces have launched a series of airstrikes against Islamic State commanders and headquarters, as they battle to halt the advance of jihadist forces from their stronghold in the east of the country. The Assad regime has been accused...
  • Obama Adviser Says Military Action Possible Against ISIS

    08/22/2014 2:49:56 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 38 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 22, 2014 | By MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    EDGARTOWN, Mass. — A top national security adviser to President Obama vowed Friday that the United States would “do what is necessary” in Syria to protect American interests and said that direct military action was possible against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, known as ISIS. Benjamin J. Rhodes, the deputy national security adviser, said ISIS had become an increased threat to the United States, a threat the American government was taking seriously. “If you come against Americans, we are going to come after you,” Mr. Rhodes said. He declined to say whether the president was considering expanding airstrikes...
  • Russia Moves Artillery Units Into Ukraine, NATO Says

    08/22/2014 9:20:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 22, 2014 | Michael R. Gordon
    The Russian military has moved artillery units manned by Russian personnel inside Ukrainian territory in recent days and is using them to fire at Ukrainian forces, NATO officials said on Friday. The West has long accused Russia of supporting the separatist forces in eastern Ukraine, but this is the first time it has said it had evidence of the direct involvement of the Russian military.
  • Photo Implies ISIS Threat to Chicago

    08/22/2014 9:22:28 AM PDT · by Chgogal · 109 replies
    WGNtv or Channel 9 Chicago ^ | August 21, 2014 | Mark Suppelsa
    There is another chilling Chicago connection in the battle between the US. and extreme Islamic militants isil (ISIS). First there’s the beheading of the journalist who was the Northwestern graduate. Now WGN Investigates has found an online war of words and disturbing images that includes an implied threat to a Chicago landmark building.
  • Obama Stands Alone: Even The Media Are Baffled By His Deepening Isolation

    08/22/2014 4:33:20 AM PDT · by blam · 116 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-27-2014 | Howard Kurtz
    By Howard Kurtz August 22, 2014 FoxNews.com President Obama has few remaining friends—either in his own party or in the media. That’s the unmistakable conclusion of two pieces this week in the New York Times. Just about everyone, it seems, is down on his single, solitary nature. I’ve been saying for a year now that the president’s liberal media allies have soured on him. It started with the ObamaCare debacle and continued through his seeming passivity or slow reaction time in the wake of the VA scandal, the Bowe Bergdahl mess, the military collapse in Iraq and so on. At...
  • OBAMA CONSIDERING GRANTING 800K GUEST-WORKER VISAS AS 90% BELIEVE AMERICAN WORKERS SHOULD BE FAVORED

    08/21/2014 7:51:45 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 21, 2014 | Tony Lee
    After meeting with a "bevy" of big-business groups, President Barack Obama is reportedly considering granting them up to 800,000 additional guest-worker visas via executive actions.
  • Net closes on 'Jihadi John' as London pair probed

    08/21/2014 7:36:05 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 25 replies
    The Telegraph (Great Britain) ^ | August 21, 2014 | By Gordon Rayner, Martin Evans, Nicola Harley and Claire Duffin
    NHS doctor from East London may hold the key to identifying the jihadi who beheaded James Foley. An NHS doctor from east London who was previously accused of kidnapping Western journalists in Syria may hold the key to identifying the jihadi who beheaded James Foley, intelligence sources have disclosed. Shajul Islam was arrested and charged with kidnapping a British journalist, John Cantlie, in 2012 but was released after his trial collapsed when Mr Cantlie was unable to give evidence. He had always protested his innocence, saying he went to Syria to use his medical skills to treat victims of the...
  • COPS: Self-styled jihadist admits to killing 4, calls it ‘vengeance’ for U.S. actions in Mideast

    08/21/2014 6:01:14 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 61 replies
    SEATTLE — A man accused of shooting to death two men in Seattle on June 1 and a man in New Jersey later that month was charged Wednesday with gunning down a 30-year-old in the Skyway area in April — all, he allegedly told police, as “vengeance” for U.S. actions in the Mideast. Ali Muhammad Brown, 40, is quoted in charging documents as saying that he they were “just kills” and that he was “just doing my small part” as a self-styled jihadist. He was charged Wednesday with aggravated first-degree murder by the King County Prosecutor’s Office for the slaying...
  • TRADING FOR BERGDAHL MEANS MORE FOLEYS

    08/21/2014 2:48:41 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 21, 2014 | By Ben Shapiro
    On Tuesday, ISIS terrorists beheaded American journalist James Foley. President Obama responded by bombing the fourth green during his long vacation in Martha’s Vineyard. He also lectured ISIS on the true meaning of Islam: “ISIL speaks for no religion…ISIL has no ideology of any value to human beings….One thing we can all agree on is that a group like ISIL has no place in the 21st century.” The faculty-lounge insult approach has proved ineffective. ISIS is now threatening to kill journalist Steven Sotloff. They reportedly hold two other Americans as well. And they will undoubtedly seek to kidnap more Americans...
  • Star Witness In Michael Brown Shooting Charged With Theft, Filing False Police Report

    08/21/2014 10:50:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | August 21, 2014 | Larry O'Connor
    Dorian Johnson, the primary witness to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, has an outstanding warrant for a 2011 theft in Jefferson City and pleaded guilty for filing a false police report related to that theft. St. Louis ABC affiliate ABC 17 cross referenced Johnson’s name against several records and discovered the warrant. Johnson will be the star witness for any potential prosecution proceedings against Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Brown. Johnson was walking with Brown when the shooting occurred. He has already done multiple media appearances where he falsely claimed Brown was shot by Wilson in...
  • PAUL RYAN SUGGESTS GOP CANDIDATES IN MIDTERMS SHOULD RUN ON GIVING ILLEGALS CITIZENSHIP

    08/21/2014 10:13:39 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 118 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 21, 2014 | By Tony Lee
    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) suggested that Republican candidates in this year's midterm elections should run on granting a pathway to citizenship for all of the country's illegal immigrants. Ryan, who had reportedly been working behind the scenes with Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) to get House Republicans to support a broader immigration bill, said that he was "having problems" convincing conservatives to support immigration reform, which he said was "very important." In a Wednesday interview with Bloomberg News, Ryan said he supported a "path to legalization" for all of the country's illegal immigrants. He said illegal immigrants should be able to...
  • Foley Abduction Linked to British Jihadi Kidnapping Ring in London

    08/21/2014 8:19:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 08/21/2014 | Josh Rogin
    Weeks before he was abducted, alleged members of a kidnapping network tied to ISIS were busted in London. Syrian extremists saw it as a reason to accelerate abductions. American journalist James Foley was captured in Syria in November 2012, just weeks after the British government arrested and charged three British citizens, who were alleged members of a group of foreign fighters associated with the Islamic State, for the kidnapping of two other Western journalists. It remains unclear whether these accused terrorists who later slipped through the fingers of the British legal system were part of the same extremist cell that...
  • Hamas says three top commanders killed by Israeli airstrike in Gaza

    08/21/2014 5:42:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/21/2014
    Hamas said that an Israel airstrike in Gaza killed three of its senior military leaders early Thursday. The Palestinian militant group claimed that the men -- identified as Mohammed Abu Shamaleh, Mohammed Barhoum and Raed al-Attar -- were killed along with three other people in a strike on a four-story building near Rafah, a town in the southern part of the coastal territory. The trio had played a key role in expanding Hamas' military capabilities in recent years, including digging attack tunnels leading to Israel, training of fighters and smuggling of weapons to Gaza, Israel said. Hamza Khalifa, an area...
  • Missouri cop was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown, says source

    08/20/2014 11:25:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 116 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 20, 2014 | Hollie McKay
    EXCLUSIVE: Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket) fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun, a source close to the department's top brass told FoxNews.com. “The Assistant (Police) Chief took him to the hospital, his face all swollen on one side,” said the insider. “He was beaten very severely.” According to the well-placed source, Wilson was coming off another case in the neighborhood on Aug. 9 when he ordered Michael Brown...
  • U.S. military mulls sending about 300 more troops to Iraq as airstrikes continue

    08/20/2014 11:59:36 AM PDT · by sunmars · 44 replies
    WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say military planners are weighing the possibility of sending more American forces to Iraq mainly to provide additional security around Baghdad. A senior U.S. official says the number of troops currently under discussion would be fewer than 300, but there has been no final decision yet by Pentagon leaders. The talks come as American fighter jets and drones conducted nearly a dozen airstrikes in Iraq since Tuesday when Islamic State militants threatened to kill a second American captive in retribution for any continued attacks.