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  • New 'Novorossiya' General Korsun Vows to Install Harsh Soviet-like System

    09/16/2014 5:37:53 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 22 replies
    The Interpreter ^ | 9/16/2014
    New 'Novorossiya' General Korsun Vows to Install Harsh Soviet-like System 23:31 (GMT) snip.. The new "United Army of Novorossiya" Gen. Korsun recently gave an interview to a local news site, news-portal.dn.ua from which we get a definite impression of a determined hardliner. snip Asked to be more specific on plans for the industrial rebirth of the Donbass, the general said exports would go to Russia. He said Novorossiya would be run as a socialist system. "Despite Western propaganda, there is nothing bad in socialism. Moreover, the most advertised Western countries are proud precisely of their social orientation. Sweden, Switzerland, and...
  • The War on Poverty After 50 Years (has cost tax payers to date $22 Trillion)

    09/16/2014 5:25:39 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 38 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | September 15 ,2014 | Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield
    This week, the U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release its annual poverty report. The report will be notable because this year marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. In his January 1964 State of the Union address, Johnson proclaimed, “This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America.”[1] Since that time, U.S. taxpayers have spent over $22 trillion on anti-poverty programs (in constant 2012 dollars). Adjusted for inflation, this spending (which does not include Social Security or Medicare) is three times the cost of all military wars in...
  • Building Legacy Obama Reshapes Appellate Bench

    09/16/2014 4:19:13 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9/16/2014 | Jeremy Peter
    WASHINGTON — Democrats have reversed the partisan imbalance on the federal appeals courts that long favored conservatives, a little-noticed shift with far-reaching consequences for the law and President Obama’s legacy. For the first time in more than a decade, judges appointed by Democratic presidents considerably outnumber judges appointed by Republican presidents. The Democrats’ advantage has only grown since late last year when they stripped Republicans of their ability to filibuster the president’s nominees. Democratic appointees who hear cases full time now hold a majority of seats on nine of the 13 United States Courts of Appeals. When Mr. Obama took...
  • Holder presses delay on Fast and Furious documents

    09/16/2014 4:17:32 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 16 Sep 2014 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    Attorney General Eric Holder is again asking a federal court to delay the transfer of disputed documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious to a House committee. In a new court filing Monday night, Justice Department lawyers asked U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson not to require Holder to turn over any of the roughly 64,000 pages of documents to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee until after her rulings can be appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. "The Department respectfully submits that it would be preferable for the parties, this Court, and...
  • Sen. Levin: No, Gen. Dempsey Didn’t Open Door to Ground Forces

    09/16/2014 11:23:00 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 13 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 16 Sep 2014 | Evan McMurry
    Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) thinks folks were hearing things during General Martin Dempsey’s testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee this morning. When asked if he thought Dempsey’s comments, that a limited American troop presence could be required in certain circumstances in the fight against ISIS, meant the general was opening the door to ground troops, Levin looked at reporters as if they were a dog that had just been shown a card trick. “No,” Levin said. “He said they’re not needed.” Levin was pressed on Dempsey’s comments, in which the general said that a specific mission, such as the...
  • Dempsey: If Coalition Fails, We'll Need U.S. Boots on Ground Against ISIS

    09/16/2014 9:26:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 88 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Testifying on Capitol Hill Tuesday in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey said that although "we're not there yet," the United States may eventually need to deploy U.S. ground troops to fight ISIS if a coalition and airstrikes fail to get the job done against the terror army. “My view at this point is that this coalition is the appropriate way forward. I believe that will prove true but if it fails to be true and if there are threats to the United States then I of course would...
  • ISIS shoots down Syrian regime fighter jet

    09/16/2014 8:29:00 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 67 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Tuesday, 16 September 2014 | Staff Writer, Al Arabiya News
    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) shot down a Syrian regime fighter jet conducting airstrikes on the group’s stronghold of Raqqa on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. The Britain-based monitor said: “It is the first aircraft shot down since the regime launched air strikes against the jihadists in July following their declaration of a caliphate in late June.” Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP that the plane was carrying out strikes on the ISIS stronghold of Raqa when it was hit. It crashed into a house in the Euphrates Valley city, the sole provincial...
  • Businesses report cutting jobs due to ObamaCare

    09/16/2014 8:32:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | Jim Angle
    Businesses are cutting jobs due to ObamaCare, according to surveys by several regional Federal Reserve Banks. Health economist John Goodman noted that "three Federal Reserve Banks in Philadelphia, New York and Atlanta have surveyed the folks in their area and roughly one fifth of the employers are saying they cut back on employment. “Roughly one fifth are saying they're moving from full time to part time,” Goodman added. “More than one in ten are saying they're doing more outsourcing - all this because of the new health care reform."
  • US in first air strike near Baghdad on IS: officials

    09/15/2014 5:24:38 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 15 Sep 2014
    Washington (AFP) - The United States bombed the Islamic State near Baghdad, the first time the US has targeted the militants close to the Iraqi capital, US officials said Monday. A US defense official told AFP on condition of anonymity that American warplanes carried out one air strike near Baghdad and another near Mount Sinjar, in the north of Iraq, in the past 24 hours. The United States last month began a campaign of air strikes against IS positions in northern Iraq, but Monday's announcement that US warplanes had targeted the militants near Baghdad marks an escalation in the scope...
  • Benghazi documents scrubbed to protect Hillary: former official

    09/15/2014 5:08:20 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | 15 Sep 2014 | Marisa Schultz
    <p>WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton’s minions launched a weekend operation in the basement of the State Department to scrub damning documents related to the Benghazi attacks that killed a US Ambassador, a top former official has charged.</p> <p>Then-Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell said he walked in uninvited to the Sunday afternoon scene a month after the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist strike to find several boxes of papers — and immediately asked an office director what was happening.</p>
  • Pelosi is furious: ‘We never treated President Bush the way they treat President Obama’

    09/15/2014 4:24:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 119 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 15, 2014 | David Sherfinsk
    <p>House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said comparing Republican treatment of President Obama to how Democrats handled President George W. Bush is a false equivalence and that Democrats don’t bear culpability for the comparatively fewer number of bills being passed by Congress and signed into law.</p>
  • White House claims Arab nations offer to join airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq, Syria

    09/15/2014 1:52:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | September 15, 2014
    join airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq, Syria Published September 15, 2014 FoxNews.com 542 Never autoplay videos White House officials have claimed that Arab nations have offered to join the U.S. in airstrikes against the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and Syria, though no countries were specifically named. The New York Times reported that Secretary of State John Kerry had declined to say which states had offered to contribute air power, with White House officials saying that any announcement of specifics could wait until later this week. Kerry is scheduled to testify before congressional committees Wednesday and Thursday.
  • While World Watches ISIS, Boko Haram Declares Its Own Caliphate In Nigeria

    09/15/2014 9:22:24 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 57 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9/15/2014 | Robert Windrem
    the leader of the Nigerian terror group Boko Haram has established the world's second Islamic "caliphate" this summer and is seeking to cement his bloody rule on a territory that is now roughly the size of west Virginia. While much of the world has been focused on the brutal reign of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the forces of Boko haram have been racking up victories in northern Nigeria and have been violently imposing an equally harsh version of Islamic law on approximately 3 million civilians - including beheadings, forced marriages and the forced induction of children into its military...
  • CNN Poll in New Hampshire: Jeanne Shaheen 48%, Scott Brown 48%

    09/15/2014 7:56:23 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | 15 Sep 2014 | Jim Geraghty
    We’ve seen three public polls of New Hampshire’s Senate race since July. WMUR put incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen up by 2; YouGov put her up by 6. And now: BREAKING: New CNN-ORC poll in #NHSen race. @SenScottBrown: 48%, @SenatorShaheen: 48%, +/- 3.5%. 5:38 AM - 15 Sep 2014 Think about it, New Hampshire. You have the power in your hands… to make a Princeton professor eat a bug:
  • Iran won't team with U.S. against Islamic State

    09/15/2014 7:55:04 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 15, 2014 | By Anne Gearan
    PARIS –Iran has rejected a U.S. appeal to join a global fight against Islamic State militants, the country’s top religious and political figure said Monday, as Western and Arab diplomats gathered to frame strategies against the terror network that controls large areas of Iraq and Syria. Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said Iran refused the American request because of Washington’s “evil intentions,” the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency reported. Reuters quoted Khamenei as telling Iran’s state television that the American request was “hollow and self-serving,” echoing Iran’s claims that Western nations are seeking to expand their influence in the...
  • NY Democrats seek citizen rights for illegal immigrants

    09/15/2014 6:43:09 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/15/14 | Carl Campanile
    Illegal aliens in New York could score billions in Medicaid and college-tuition money — along with driver’s licenses, voting rights and even the ability to run for office — if Democrats win control of the state Senate in November, the Post has learned. A little-known bill, dubbed “New York is Home,” would offer the most sweeping amnesty available anywhere in the country to nearly 3 million noncitizens living in the Empire State.
  • Obama’s ship is sinking

    09/14/2014 5:04:38 AM PDT · by Liz · 114 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 9/14/14 | MICHAEL GOODWIN
    --snip-- Obama's disjointed ISIS speech was about saving his presidency. He is sinking fast... It may already be too late to save the SS Obama......teeming w/ second term disasters....the toxic brew of his Obamacare lies, middling economic growth and violent global breakdown.... ....the public has tuned him out...they no longer trust him and don’t think he’s a good leader.....a tsunami of recent polls amount to a vote of no confidence.....his plan to grant amnesty to millions of illegals was put on hold to try to protect Democratics from voter wrath in November. He has been wrong about virtually every major...
  • White House reportedly assures Hill lawmakers about executive action this year on immigration reform

    09/14/2014 11:50:17 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 9/14/14 | foxnews.com
    The White House this week assured anxious Hispanic lawmakers on Capitol Hill that President Obama will use executive action before the holiday season closes to reform U.S. immigration law, after breaking his pledge to make changes by the end of summer. The message was delivered in a meeting Thursday with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and other administration officials, including domestic policy adviser Cecilia Munoz, a key player for Obama on the issue, according to Politico.
  • S. Korea spots signs of N. Korea's submarine rocket development (submarine's launch tube)

    09/13/2014 9:01:46 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 49 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | Sept. 14, 2014
    S. Korea spots signs of N. Korea's submarine rocket development SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's military confirmed Sunday it has detected signs of North Korea's development of a submarine-based ballistic missile launch system. In a report to an opposition lawmaker, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said there is an indication that the North is developing a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). "There is no intelligence yet that North Korea has an SLBM in operation. But the possibility of a North Korean submarine equipped with an SLBM has been detected recently," the JCS said in the document submitted to...
  • AP Enterprise: al-Qaida's Syrian cell alarms US

    09/13/2014 3:56:31 PM PDT · by MikeJ · 14 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 13, 2014 | KEN DILANIAN and EILEEN SULLIVAN
    While the Islamic State group is getting the most attention now, another band of extremists in Syria — a mix of hardened jihadis from Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Europe — poses a more direct and imminent threat to the United States, working with Yemeni bomb-makers to target U.S. aviation, American officials say. At the center is a cell known as the Khorasan group, a cadre of veteran al-Qaida fighters from Afghanistan and Pakistan who traveled to Syria to link up with the al-Qaida affiliate there, the Nusra Front.
  • Federal Appeals Court Permits Wisconsin Voter ID Law

    09/13/2014 5:12:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 12, 2014 | Monica Davey
    CHICAGO — A federal appeals court on Friday permitted Wisconsin to restore a requirement that voters provide photo identification before casting their ballots, allowing the long-debated state law to take effect in time for a hard-fought election on Nov. 4. The order, which came surprisingly swiftly, on the same day that lawyers made their arguments before a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, was seen as a significant victory for advocates of such voting requirements. Opponents of the laws had viewed the Wisconsin case as opening a novel legal basis for their efforts in...
  • U.S. to train 5,000 Syrian rebels to fight militants

    09/13/2014 7:37:26 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 89 replies
    Wahington Times ^ | Saturday, September 13, 2014 | Maggie Ybarra
    <p>The Pentagon has announced that it expects to train 5,000 Syrian rebels per year as part of President Obama's new campaign to battle Islamic State militants.</p> <p>Details of the administration's $500 million plan to train and equip Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State began to surface Friday when Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby outlined the goals that U.S. military planners expected to achieve.</p>
  • Israel will fight IS, if group reaches Jordan, Israeli official says

    09/13/2014 2:13:26 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 30 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/13/2014 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    US airstrikes already making headway, says Israeli official. Israel may play a frontline role in the international coalition forming against Islamic State – the jihadi group sweeping through Iraq and Syria in its bid to reinstate a Middle East caliphate. As world powers unite around a US-led plan for military action to topple the militant group, Jerusalem is signaling that if Islamic State decides to spread out to Jordan – Israel will not hesitate to act. "We will use any means necessary," a senior Israeli official told local television station Channel 2. "Let me make this clear: If Islamic State...
  • Kerry 'taken aback' by James Foley's mother's reaction to handling of case

    09/12/2014 9:51:23 PM PDT · by plain talk · 82 replies
    The U.S. government Friday defended its handling of James Foley's case after the slain journalist's mother told CNN that officials suggested the family could be charged if they tried to raise money to free him. Saying everything possible had been done to bring the journalist home, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters officials worked very closely with Foley's family and with his employer, GlobalPost CEO Philip Balboni. "Any advice that this department or other departments give to the families about what they should do in these situations is based solely on what is best for returning their loved one...
  • Court OKs voter ID in Wisconsin

    09/12/2014 3:31:14 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 12 Sep 2014 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    The State of Wisconsin can enforce a new voter identification law in this November's election, a federal appeals court said Friday. After hearing arguments on the issue earlier in the day, a three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals unanimously stayed a district court judge's order blocking enforcement of the new Wisconsin law or any similar measure imposing new voter identification requirements. "Having read the briefs and heard oral argument, this court now stays the injunction issued by the district court. The State of Wisconsin may, if it wishes (and if it is appropriate under rules of...
  • ISIS Fighters 'Three Times as Many' as CIA Feared; 10 Arab Countries Join US in Fight

    09/12/2014 10:20:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/12/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    There might be as many as 31,000 fighters in terror group ISIS' army, the CIA has said, which is three times more than it previously feared. Ten Arab countries have meanwhile said that they will be helping the U.S. in the war against ISIS. "This new total reflects an increase in members because of stronger recruitment since June following battlefield successes and the declaration of a caliphate, greater battlefield activity, and additional intelligence," CIA spokesman Ryan Trapani said, according to BBC News on Friday. ISIS has captured a number of cities across Syria and Iraq; it has attacked minorities including...
  • Voter fraud probe roils Ga. Senate race

    09/12/2014 9:40:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 12, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A group helmed by a major donor and policy adviser to Democratic Senate candidate Michele Nunn is under investigation by the Georgia secretary of State for alleged voter fraud. Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R) said in a memo, reported by WSB-TV, that his office has “received numerous complaints about voter applications submitted by the New Georgia Project,” an organization launched to register and turn out voters to the polls. “Preliminary investigation has revealed significant illegal activities, including forged voter registration applications, forged signatures on releases, and applications with false or inaccurate information,” Kemp wrote in the memo. Nunn is...
  • Navy F/A-18 Hornets Crash in Pacific Ocean

    09/12/2014 7:04:21 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 61 replies
    http://www.navy.mil/ ^ | Sept 12, 2014 | U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs
    WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- Two F/A-18 Hornets from Carrier Air Wing 17 embarked on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) crashed at 5:40 p.m. local time, today, while operating at sea in the western Pacific Ocean. The initial report is that the two aircraft are assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 94 (VFA-94) and Strike Fighter Squadron 113 (VFA-113). One pilot was rapidly located and returned to Carl Vinson, and is currently receiving medical attention. Search efforts continue for the second pilot. The search for the second pilot includes guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) and guided-missile...
  • [Australian] Police apologise for leaving plastic explosive in suitcase at Sydney airport

    09/11/2014 10:50:16 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 25 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11 Sept 2014 | Paul Farrell
    A suitcase containing plastic explosive was accidentally left at Sydney airport for three weeks by the Australian federal police in a serious training blunder. The AFP released a statement on Thursday apologising for mistakenly leaving a training device at the airport – containing 230g of plastic explosive ....
  • Tony Abbott raises Australia’s terror threat to high

    09/11/2014 9:15:24 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    News..com.au ^ | September 12, 2014 2:05PM
    Prime Minister Tony Abbott has raised the public alert of a terror threat in Australia to high, “Our security agencies have raised the alert level based on an accummulation of indicators,” he said in a press conference today. The terror level has been set at medium on the National Terrorism Public Alert System since the system was introduced in 2003. The four levels include: • low — terrorist attack is not expected • medium — terrorist attack could occur • high — terrorist attack is likely • extreme — terrorist attack is imminent or has occurred. The move is expected...
  • Retired Marine Gen. John Allen to coordinate Iraq, Syria effort

    09/11/2014 8:04:46 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 46 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Sep 11, 2014 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    Retired Marine Gen. John Allen will coordinate the broad international effort to battle the Islamic State militants, as the campaign against the extremist group ramps up and nations begin to determine what role each will play, U.S. officials said Thursday. Allen, who has been serving as a security adviser to Secretary of State John Kerry, is expected to work with the almost 40 nations around the world who have agreed to join the fight and help them coordinate what each will contribute, several officials told The Associated Press. The officials spoke about Allen's expected appointment on condition of anonymity because...
  • Statement of IDC President following disruption at IDC Gala Dinner

    09/11/2014 7:20:06 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 18 replies
    In Defense of Christians ^ | September 10, 2014 | Toufic Baaklini
    In Defense of Christians President Toufic Baaklini issued the following statement in response to a disruption at the Inaugural Summit Gala Dinner: “As Cardinal Rai so eloquently put it to the attendees of the In Defense of Christians’ inaugural Summit gala dinner: ‘At every wedding, there are a few problems.’ In this case, a few politically motivated opportunists chose to divide a room that for more than 48 hours sought unity in opposing the shared threat of genocide, faced not only by our Christian brothers and sisters, but our Jewish brothers and sisters and people of all other faiths and...
  • Arab Christians Boo Ted Cruz for Pro-Israel Remarks

    09/11/2014 2:16:10 PM PDT · by xzins · 129 replies
    CBN ^ | 11 Sep 14 | CBN
    A group of Middle Eastern Christians booed Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, off the stage after speaking in support of Israel at an event in Washington, D.C. The event, sponsored by the group In Defense of Christians, was billed as a gathering of Middle Eastern Christian leaders. They were trying to raise awareness about the threat to Arab minorities by the Islamic terrorists. Cruz spoke about Christian solidarity with Israel and standing against terrorist groups like ISIS. But some in the crowd were Palestinian Christian supporters of the Syrian government and even the terrorist group Hezbollah. "Those who hate Israel hate...
  • Ari Fleischer's Twitter Feed is a minute by minute account of 9/11 today

    09/11/2014 12:35:38 PM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 12 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9/11/14 | Ari Fleischer
    Reading his first hand account of this day is very chilling. Check it out. https://twitter.com/AriFleischer
  • Newsweek Europe Exclusive: Russian Soldiers Reveal the Truth Behind Putin's Secret War

    09/11/2014 12:05:42 PM PDT · by free_life · 97 replies
    NewsWeek ^ | Sept 10/14 | Anna Nemtsova
    While Nato sat down for a summit to decide what to do about the war in Ukraine, and Vladimir Putin negotiated a ceasefire deal with Kiev, Russian society recoiled from reports about secret funerals of soldiers killed in Ukraine: missing sons, calls from husbands begging their wives to save them from ­battle, bodies with missing limbs arriving in coffins to Nizhny Novgorod, Orenburg, Pskov, Murmansk, Dagestan and other regions of Russia. The death toll for Russian soldiers jumped to more than 200 soldiers in a few days, between August 12th and September 2nd, in a war that was, officially, not...
  • Mississippi high court to hear arguments Oct. 2 in McDaniel election challenge (GOP-E Vote Fraud)

    09/11/2014 9:12:47 AM PDT · by xzins · 24 replies
    Commercial Appeal ^ | Sep 10, 2014 | Emily Wagster Pettus
    JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Oct. 2 as a candidate tries to revive a lawsuit that challenged his Republican primary loss to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran. The high court has released a schedule for the appeal by state Sen. Chris McDaniel. Justices said they will handle the case quickly, as McDaniel requested. Justices gave McDaniel’s attorneys until Friday to file legal arguments in his appeal. They gave Cochran’s attorneys a Sept. 24 deadline to file arguments. The McDaniel camp must file a response to Cochran’s arguments by Sept. 26. Judge Hollis McGehee dismissed McDaniel’s lawsuit...
  • Frustration drives Arsal’s FSA into ISIS ranks [Obama's 'moderate' rebels]

    09/10/2014 3:45:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Beirut Daily Star ^ | 9/8/2014 | Elise Knutsen
    Free Syrian Army commanders around Arsal vehemently deny any involvement in recent clashes with the Lebanese security forces, but admit to cooperating with Islamist groups in military operations along the Syrian-Lebanese border. Often at odds on the Syrian battlefields, the FSA, Nusra Front and ISIS have entered a tenuous allegiance of convenience to fight Assad-aligned forces in the badlands surrounding Arsal. “We are collaborating with the Islamic State and the Nusra Front by attacking the Syrian Army’s gatherings in ... Qalamoun,” said Bassel Idriss, the commander of an FSA-aligned rebel brigade. “We have reached a point where we have to...
  • US to Make Peshmerga into Professional Army

    09/11/2014 8:11:58 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 32 replies
    BasNews, Erbil ^ | 11.09.2014 | Hoshmand Sadiq
    Peshmerga forces currently fighting IS Militants in Northern Iraq News / Kurdistan US to Make Peshmerga into Professional Army 11.09.2014 Hoshmand Sadiq BasNews, Erbil   The Kurdish Peshmerga Ministry has said that US support in the Kurdistan Region will not end wih sending weapons and military equipment.   The United State plans to make the Peshmerga forces into a professional Army.   “Beside sending military equipment, arming Peshmerga forces and carrying out air strikes against the IS insurgents. The US has agreed to help make Peshmerga forces into a professional army similar to other developed countries through training and...
  • Bused Aliens Videoed, Interviewed, Lining-up at Social Security Office, Memphis TN

    09/10/2014 11:10:19 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 66 replies
    http://noisyroom.net/ ^ | Sept 10, 2014 | Arlen Williams
    (Memphis, TN) Monday, September 8, Mike Morrison of Memphis, Tennessee, did a video interview of Mexican nationals bused into the city’s Social Security Administration office, potentially to receive Social Security cards, Mexican passports in hand along with letters from our federal government (photos shown below). As Morrison also attests, leaving the scene in his vehicle, he was pulled over by a police officer, not for any traffic violation, but to be issued a vague and ominous threat for what he had just done. His entire video is posted below with the comments he attached to them in Facebook and YouTube....
  • BREAKING: First Public Benghazi Hearing Officially Announced For September 17

    09/10/2014 12:53:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 10, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    The first public hearing in the Benghazi select committee investigation will be held a week from today on September 17. More from Fox News producer Chad Pergrum:  #BREAKING House Select Cmte on #Benghazi schedules 1st open hearing for 10 am et on September 17.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) September 10, 2014 According to the Committee website, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security Greg Starr, Independent Panel on Best Practices Chairman Mark J. Sullivan and former Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection for the Department of Homeland Security Todd Keil will be the witnesses.  1st #Benghazi hrng will focus on recommendations of State Dept's...
  • U.S. Confirms ISIL Planning Infiltration of U.S. Southern Border

    09/10/2014 11:51:22 AM PDT · by Syncro · 68 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Sept 19, 2014 | Adam Kredo
    U.S. Confirms ISIL Planning Infiltration of U.S. Southern Border Sen. McCain voices concerns border is not secure BY: Adam Kredo A senior Homeland Security (DHS) official confirmed to Congress on Wednesday that militants associated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) are planning to enter the United States via the porous southern border.Francis Taylor, under secretary for intelligence and analysis at DHS, told senators during a hearing that ISIL supporters are known to be plotting ways to infiltrate the United States through the border.“There have been Twitter, social media exchanges among ISIL adherents across the globe...
  • Malaysian Jet Over Ukraine Was Downed by ‘High-Energy Objects,’ Dutch Investigators Say

    09/09/2014 5:58:06 PM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 21 replies
    NYT ^ | SEPT. 9, 2014 | ANDREW HIGGINS and NICOLA CLARK
    BRUSSELS — Eight weeks after a Malaysia Airlines plane disintegrated over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people aboard and triggering a frenzy of East-West finger-pointing, investigators, in their first account of the calamity on Tuesday, released evidence consistent with an attack by a surface-to-air missile but shed no clear light on who was responsible. A preliminary report issued in The Hague by the Dutch Safety Board, which is leading an international effort to get to the bottom of the tragedy, gave some indirect support to assertions by the United States and Ukraine that pro-Russian rebels shot down the aircraft with...
  • District attorney’s wife drove case against Wis. Gov. Walker, insider says

    09/09/2014 1:28:01 PM PDT · by Mygirlsmom · 67 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 9, 2014 | Staff Writer
    a longtime Chisholm subordinate reveals for the first time in this article that the district attorney may have had personal motivations for his investigation. Chisholm told him and others that Chisholm’s wife, Colleen, a teacher’s union shop steward at St. Francis high school, a public school near Milwaukee, had been repeatedly moved to tears by Walker’s anti-union policies in 2011, according to the former staff prosecutor in Chisholm’s office. Chisholm said in the presence of the former prosecutor that his wife “frequently cried when discussing the topic of the union disbanding and the effect it would have on the people...
  • Resurgent Taliban threaten US exit strategy for Afghanistan

    09/09/2014 10:01:16 AM PDT · by sunmars · 21 replies
    Channel 4 UK ^ | Alex Thomson
    In parts of Helmand province, the UK and the US lost more soldiers in the long Afghan war than any other Afghan area. Helmand – where the fighting was long and hard. Helmand – where so many lost limbs or were otherwise terribly mutilated in a long and now lost war by a Nato now thoroughly preoccupied with matters elsewhere. But 6 September the New York Times published an important report with the story Kabuli officials want to cover up and nobody anywhere near Nato would want to tell. They are saying more than 200 police officers and Afghan soldiers...
  • Cal State No Longer Recognizing Christian Groups

    09/09/2014 6:32:05 AM PDT · by xzins · 80 replies
    CBN ^ | September 09, 2014
    A new policy put in place by Cal State University could cost InterVarsity and other Christian groups up to $460,000 to meet on campus because they cannot change their leadership requirements to include any student. "No campus shall recognize any fraternity, sorority, living group, honor society, or other student organization unless its membership and leadership are open to all currently enrolled students at that campus," the policy states. The rule requires leadership positions to be open to any student, regardless of whether they hold the same beliefs as the Club. The policy went into effect in 2012 but up until...
  • US efforts to track Islamic extremists reportedly hampered by disputes with Europe

    09/09/2014 6:14:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | September 9, 2014
    Europe Published September 09, 2014 FoxNews.com 127 Never autoplay videos Efforts by U.S. intelligence officials to track American and European-born fighters who travel to the Middle East to join Islamic extremist groups like ISIS have been complicated by different approaches to sharing information and homeland security from their European counterparts, according to a published report. The Wall Street Journal reports that U.S. officials are struggling to ascertain the movements of suspected extremists once they enter certain European countries. The gaps are occurring despite the fact that the U.S. and several European security services have developed close intelligence links, with intelligence...
  • Federal Grand Jury Probing Suspected Terrorist Pipeline in MN

    09/09/2014 5:58:22 AM PDT · by kidd · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/8/14 | Fox News Insider
    A Minnesota youth center is at the heart of a federal grand jury investigation into a suspected ISIS terrorist pipeline. The FBI says that someone on the ground in Minnesota is convincing young people to join the terror fight in Syria, then giving them money to get there. Up to 30 Somali-Americans who have reportedly joined or tried to join terrorist groups overseas had attended Al Farooq Youth and Family Center in Minnesota. That’s the same mosque that kicked out 31-year-old Amir Meshal this summer for allegedly proselytizing radical Islam ideologies
  • Polling avalanche: GOP leads in eight races for Democrat-held Senate seats

    09/08/2014 11:48:43 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 81 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8 Sep 2014 | Guy Benson
    Jim Geragthy, acclaimed author and National Review’s chief campaign analyst, has been grousing about the lack of quality polling in key Senate races this year. His frustration is well-founded. So yesterday must have felt like Christmas in September for Jim and political junkies everywhere, as two pollsters released a deluge of surveys covering the most contested races in the country. In light of the results, I’d expect that national Republicans are kicking off the week with an extra spring in their step, as well. We were leaked an advance copy of last week’s much-anticipated Politico/GWU Battleground poll, which was packed...
  • Meteorite Crashes to Earth in Nicaraguan Capital City Managua

    09/08/2014 9:27:09 AM PDT · by George Varnum · 63 replies
    Facebook; Dutchsinse ^ | 9/08/2014 | Michael Janitch
    A Meteorite crashed to Earth Sunday afternoon, in Central America. The crater, located in the capital city of Nicaragua, is about 60 feet / 20 meters across, located near the international airport.
  • Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy has died

    09/08/2014 2:29:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 85 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 8, 2014 4:40 AM EDT
    S. Truett Cathy, the billionaire founder of the privately held Chick-fil-A restaurant chain that famously closes on Sundays but also drew unwanted attention on gay marriage in recent years because of his family’s conservative views, died early Monday, a company spokesman said. He was 93. Chick-fil-A spokesman Mark Baldwin told The Associated Press that Cathy died at home surrounded by members of his family. Funeral plans had not yet been finalized, he said. …