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  • Bernie Sanders Supports U.S. Arming Rebels To Overthrow Syrian President Assad, Opposes No-Fly Zone

    10/04/2015 9:04:49 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    HNGN ^ | 10/4/15 | Taylor Tyler
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders said Saturday that he supports the U.S.'s continued arming and funding of so-called moderate rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but contrasted himself with front-runner Hillary Clinton by opposing the establishment of a unilateral American no-fly zone in the country. -snip- No-fly zones have also been proposed recently by Republican presidential candidates Carly Fiorina, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
  • Belarusian protesters decry planned Russian air base

    10/04/2015 3:49:48 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 5 replies
    SF Gate ^ | October 4, 2015 | Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press
    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — About 1,000 opposition activists on Sunday protested Russia's plans to establish a military air base in Belarus, saying it would turn the former Soviet republic into a Kremlin "vassal." They claim the base would add to regional tensions already heightened by the conflict in Ukraine, and make it impossible for Belarus to maintain neutrality between Russia and the West. Belarus borders Russia, Ukraine and three members of the European Union and NATO: Lithuania, Latvia and Poland. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has refrained from commenting on Russian President Vladimir Putin's initiative to establish the base. Analysts say...
  • European refugee flood; revolt of the Christian laity

    10/04/2015 10:57:44 AM PDT · by NRx · 16 replies
    Wilmington Conservative Examiner ^ | 10-02-2015 | Timothy Whiteman
    While Europe nations from the Balkans to Scandinavia are attempting to cope with at least hundreds of thousands of refugees already on the continent, the leaders of the three largest Christian Churches in all of Christendom, albeit to various degrees, are exhorting the faithful to assist the migrants. While the Pontiff of Rome, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, and the Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus' have expressed varying degrees of support for the migrants, the pushback is coming from an unexpected source; the Christian laity. As reported by Ilgin Karlidag of the new media Turkish Weekly news portal on...
  • The smartest economist you've never heard of

    10/04/2015 2:13:49 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Saturday, October 3, 2015 | Steven Pearlstein
    When David Lipton, a promising economist, was finishing his graduate work at Harvard in the early 1980s, he faced one of those potentially life-changing choices. He had one job offer from the International Monetary Fund in Washington, the multinational institution that for 70 years has served as a lender of last resort and dispenser of orthodox economic advice to countries that get into financial trouble. There was also an offer of a teaching job from the University of Virginia. Unsure of which path to take, he turned for advice to an intellectually restless and charismatic assistant professor, a Frenchman named...
  • Qaddafi Warns France: If I Go Down, You Will Be Flooded With "Millions Of Blacks" (2011)

    10/04/2015 12:24:12 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 51 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 7, 2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    Qaddafi's latest gambit: Convince the European public that they really want him to stick around, with all the stability that entails. "There are millions of blacks who could come to the Mediterranean to cross to France and Italy, and Libya plays a role in security in the Mediterranean."
  • Middle East would be more stable if Saddam, Gaddafi still in power: Trump

    10/04/2015 11:31:04 AM PDT · by Mariner · 159 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 4th, 2015 | by Emily Stephenson
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said on Sunday the Middle East would be more stable if Muammar Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein were still in power in Libya and Iraq, saying it's "not even a contest". Trump mentioned the countries in comparison to current efforts to drive Syrian President Bashar al-Assad out of power. "You can make the case, if you look at Libya, look at what we did there, it's a mess," Trump said on NBC. "If you look at Saddam Hussein with Iraq, look what we did there, it's a mess. It's going to be...
  • Gulf states plan military response as Putin raises the stakes in Syria

    10/04/2015 5:10:35 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 59 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 4, 2015 | Emma Graham-Harrison and Saeed Kamali Dehghan
    Russian fighter jets launched from a new airbase in Syria have persuaded western critics to mute their demands for the removal of President Bashar al-Assad, but another group of his opponents sees Moscow’s intervention as more provocative than decisive. Regional powers have quietly, but effectively, channelled funds, weapons and other support to rebel groups making the biggest inroads against the forces from Damascus. In doing so, they are investing heavily in a conflict which they see as part of a wider regional struggle for influence with bitter rival Iran. In a week when Russia made dozens of bombing raids, those...
  • Putin to UN: let us help you crush ISIS

    09/28/2015 8:13:36 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 19 replies ^ | September 28, 201512:00AM | MARK FRANCHETTI, DAMIEN MCELROY
    Putin to UN: let us help you crush ISIS MARK FRANCHETTI, DAMIEN MCELROY The Times September 28, 201512:00AM Vladimir Putin is to use his speech to the UN tonight — his first in a decade — to insert Russia into the Syrian conflict by offering Moscow’s firepower to break the stalemate in the West’s fight against Islamic State. The Russian push comes as Iraq announced late last night it would begin sharing “security and intelligence” information with Russia, Syria and Iran in a bid to combat the terrorist group. The countries would “help and co-operate in collecting information about the...
  • Russian Media Abuzz With Anticipation of Putin's UN Speech "speech that will change the world."

    09/28/2015 8:43:32 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 122 replies ^ | Sep 28, 2015, 9:05 AM ET | The Associated Press
    Russian Media Abuzz With Anticipation of Putin's UN Speech By The Associated Press MOSCOW — Sep 28, 2015, 9:05 AM ET Russian media are abuzz with anticipation of President Vladimir Putin's speech at the UN. Putin is in the United States for the first time since Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in March 2014 and threw its support behind separatist rebels in Ukraine. What is more, Russia's recent military buildup in Syria has raised concern in the West about Putin's future steps there. A state-owned news channel has run a countdown to the opening of the UN General Assembly on...
  • UN says world waited too long to act on refugee crisis

    09/27/2015 10:34:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 26, 2015 | Louis Charbonneau
    UNITED NATIONS, Sept 26 (Reuters) - The United Nations high commissioner for refugees said on Saturday the world waited far too long to respond to the refugee crisis sparked by the wars in Syria and elsewhere, though rich countries now appear to understand the scale of the problem. "Unfortunately only when the poor enter the halls of the rich, do the rich notice that the poor exist," U.N. refugee chief Antonio Guterres told Reuters in an interview on the sidelines of the annual gathering of world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly. "Until we had this massive movement into Europe,...
  • OPEC’s Family Feud

    09/28/2015 5:47:49 AM PDT · by thackney · 17 replies
    Hellenic Shipping News ^ | 9/28/2015 | Hellenic Shipping News
    When Venezuelan Oil Minister Juan Pablo Pérez Alfonso resigned in 1963, he blasted the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, at the time torn by internal rivalries, for failing to produce any benefits for his country. Half a century later, OPEC is still split and Venezuela is again unhappy, this time at the unwillingness of the organization’s top producer, Saudi Arabia, to rescue oil prices from a six-year low that’s dragging the battered Venezuelan economy into an even deeper crisis. On Sept. 10, Venezuela’s oil minister, Eulogio del Pino, tweeted appeals for OPEC and non-OPEC countries “to have a discussion on...
  • Greeks embrace bartering to survive economic collapse — and soon, you will too

    09/27/2015 6:01:08 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 85 replies ^ | 23SEP2015 | Sam Rolley
    In Greece, the age-old practice of bartering for goods and services is experiencing a renaissance as the nation endures the sixth year of its debt-driven economic meltdown. And as bartering has come to mean the difference between starvation and survival for some Greeks, Americans ought to take note. The New York Times on Monday explained how virtual barter networks are popping up in Greece to help individuals and small businesses in the nation survive harsh capital controls put in place to combat a long-standing liquidity crisis. Earlier this year, many Greeks found themselves unable to withdraw money from banks for...
  • German intelligence warns of far-right mobilizing against refugees

    09/27/2015 9:11:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Turkey's Daily Sabah ^ | September 27, 2015 | Agence France-Presse
    Germany's domestic intelligence chief warned Sunday of a radicalization of right-wing groups amid a record influx of refugees, as xenophobic rallies and clashes shook several towns on the weekend. "What we're seeing in connection with the refugee crisis is a mobilization on the street of right-wing extremists, but also of some left-wing extremists" who oppose them, said Hans-Georg Maassen on Deutschlandfunk public radio. He added that for the past few years his service had witnessed a "radicalization" and "a greater willingness to use violence" by all extremist groups, including the far right and the anti-fascist far left. Maassen spoke as...
  • Catalonia votes in key regional elections

    09/27/2015 10:13:41 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/27/15 | BBC
    Catalonia is voting in regional elections that nationalist parties hope will set them on the road to independence from Spain. Two separatist parties have joined forces, and are aiming to secure a majority of seats in parliament - 68 out of 135. They say this would allow them to unilaterally declare independence within 18 months. The central government in Madrid has pledged to block such moves in court. Polls suggest a majority of Catalans favour a referendum on independence but are evenly divided over whether they want to secede.
  • France Tells Hungary: Back Migrant Quotas Or Quit EU

    09/26/2015 2:44:07 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Sep 25, 2015 | Nick Hallett
    As Hungarians continue to resist EU-imposed quotas on how many migrants they should accept, French President François Hollande told Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban: “States that don’t respect European values should ask if they belong within the EU,” according to The Times.
  • Marine Archaeologists Excavate Greek Antikythera Shipwreck

    09/26/2015 2:47:40 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Heritage Daily ^ | September 25, 2015
    The shipwreck dates to circa 65 B.C., and was discovered by Greek sponge fishermen in 1900 off the southwestern Aegean island of Antikythera. They salvaged 36 marble statues of mythological heroes and gods; a life-sized bronze statue of an athlete; pieces of several more bronze sculptures; scores of luxury items; and skeletal remains of crew and passengers. The wreck also relinquished fragments of the world’s first computer: the Antikythera Mechanism, a geared mechanical device that encoded the movements of the planets and stars and predicted eclipses... The project is the first-ever systematic excavation of this shipwreck, relying on the precise...
  • The Greek Lesson: Economic Reality Shatters Political Fantasy

    09/23/2015 10:20:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | September 23, 2015 | Austin Bay
    The latest Greek crisis election produced a telling statistic: Only 55 percent of the electorate bothered to vote. The figure represents a sharp decline from 64 percent in January 2015's election. That election brought the radical-left Syriza party to power. Syriza's telegenic leader Alexis Tsipras became prime minister. In 2012 parliamentary elections, 66 percent of the Greek electorate voted. Greece has compulsory voting, but the law is not enforced. Many laws in Greece are selectively enforced -- which is another Greek problem. I wonder whether the slide in voter turnout indicates that Greeks are weary. Populist rage only lasts so...
  • Migrants stir border row between ex-Yugoslav foes (Croatia and Serbia)

    09/23/2015 2:09:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Yahoo! News / Reuters ^ | September 22, 2015 | Branko Filipovic and Aleksandar Vasovic
    BATROVCI, Serbia/OPATOVAC, Croatia (Reuters) - Serbia threatened to retaliate on Tuesday after Croatia halted all cargo traffic from its eastern neighbor, with relations between the ex-Yugoslav republics starting to fray over the flow of migrants across their joint border. More than 30,000 migrants, many of them Syrian refugees, have entered European Union member Croatia from Serbia since Tuesday last week, when Hungary barred their entry to the EU over its southern border with Serbia with a metal fence. They are being bussed by Serbia direct to the Croatian border, having entered Serbia from Macedonia. Croatia says it cannot cope with...
  • Migrant crisis: EU leaders to approve disputed quota plan

    09/23/2015 2:04:25 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/23/2015 | BBC
    EU leaders meeting in Brussels are set to approve a plan to relocate 120,000 migrants across the continent, despite fierce opposition from some members. Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary voted against the mandatory quota scheme. Wednesday's emergency summit will also focus on tightening EU borders and boosting aid to neighbours of Syria, from where many migrants come...... US President Barack Obama said all European states should accept their "fair share" of asylum seekers, after talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.... In a rare move for an issue involving national sovereignty, EU interior ministers approved the resettlement scheme on...
  • If Merkel Wants Muslims, Why Doesn't She Send Lufthansa to Pick-Up, Instead of Wrecking All Europe?

    09/21/2015 2:26:09 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 September 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Shouldn't their national flag carrier be doing the job the  (rich) Germans are dumping on Hungary, Croatia, et. al.? Or was she just 'posing', making disingenuous offers the  Islamists were never expected to exploit quite like this... _______________________________________________________ As Ma Merkel and the German left force their Nazi-guilt-driven policy down the rest of Europe's throats, they already have other EU states openly fighting each other and sending tanks to their internal EU borders in attempts to deal with the (75% military-age male) Muslim mobs now invading their lands.   As the German (and EU's effective) leader has so recklessly drawn 1000s of people to German cities through...
  • Greece election: Alexis Tsipras hails 'victory of the people'

    09/21/2015 5:38:03 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/21/2015 | BBC
    Greece's Alexis Tsipras has said his left-wing Syriza party has a 'clear mandate' after winning a second general election in less than nine months. But he said Greeks faced a difficult road and recovery from financial crisis would only come through hard work. Syriza won just over 35%, down slightly on its previous result and still short of an overall majority. But it will renew its coalition with the nationalist Independent Greeks. Opposition New Democracy gained 28 percent. Far right Golden Dawn came in third with 7%, slightly up on January's poll. Syriza was first elected in January on an...
  • The Goal of Muslim Immigration According to Muhammad’s Teachings

    09/21/2015 4:09:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Cherson and Molschky ^ | 10/2/2013 | Y K Cherson
    The goal is no secret. (Source: concept of Muslim immigration began with Islam’s prophet. Soon after Muhammad arrived to Yathrib (Medina) together with his close friend and father of his wife Aisha, Abu Bakr, they were joined by a ring of other friends and followers, known in Islamic history as “Companions.” They formed in Medina the first body of Muslim immigrants in history and very soon changed the face of Medina, making it the city of the victorious Islam. Immigration transformed Muslims from weak and scattered groups of individuals loyal to their religious leader, into a consolidated army, then...
  • Some Iraqis ditch fight against Islamic State for life in Europe

    09/21/2015 3:41:00 AM PDT · by tje · 3 replies
    rooters ^ | Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:41am EDT | SAIF HAMEED AND STEPHEN KALIN
    Some Iraqi soldiers are abandoning their posts and joining a wave of civilian migrants headed to Europe, raising new doubts about the cohesion of the country's Western-backed security forces in the fight against Islamic State militants. Interviews with migrants and an analysis of social media activity show scores of fighters from the national army, police and special forces as well as Shi'ite militias and Kurdish peshmerga have left in recent months or plan to go soon. They join more than 50,000 civilians who have left Iraq in the past three months, according to the United Nations, part of an even...
  • Four out of five migrants are NOT from Syria: EU figures expose the 'lie'

    09/20/2015 8:44:29 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 7 replies
    Only one in every five migrants claiming asylum in Europe is from Syria. The EU logged 213,000 arrivals in April, May and June but only 44,000 of them were fleeing the Syrian civil war. Campaigners and left-wing MPs have suggested the vast majority of migrants are from the war-torn state, accusing the Government of doing too little to help them. 'This exposes the lie peddled in some quarters that vast numbers of those reaching Europe are from Syria,' said David Davies, Tory MP for Monmouth. 'Most people who are escaping the war will go to camps in Lebanon or Jordan....
  • Nigel Farage why are rich Arab states not taking immigrants?

    09/20/2015 7:00:45 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    You Tube ^ | 09 September 2015
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  • France's Eiffel Tower shut amid security alert

    09/20/2015 10:55:23 AM PDT · by traumer · 21 replies
    France's famous Eiffel Tower, one of the world's most visited attractions, was closed after a man carrying a rucksack was seen climbing the tower. The alarm was quickly raised early on Sunday and the area was evacuated while anti-terror police carried out a search of the iconic landmark. Police said that so far they have been unable to find the man. France is on the highest state of alert following a spate of terror attacks this year. The Eiffel Tower, which receives as many as 30,000 daily visitors, has been the target of plots by Islamist extremists in the past....
  • Jordan’s Queen threatens Europe: Take more refugees or face more “extremism

    09/20/2015 9:02:15 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 43 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 9/19/2015 | Pamela Geller
    <p>Jordan’s Queen Rania has used a speech in Berlin today to call upon Europe to help more Syrian refugees – and not to ‘bolt the door for fear of the unknown’.”</p> <p>The threat – always the threat. It’s the Islamic way. Oppose the invasion or face the consequences. There it is. I submit that the consequences of the Muslim invasion of Europe are far greater than “the consequences of extremism.” What’s the difference?</p>
  • April 10, 2010: Polish Air Crash in Smolensk, Russia

    09/19/2015 6:45:59 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 53 replies
    The Smolensk Crash News ^ | 2015-09-19 13:12:48 | The Smolensk Crash News
    On the 10th of April 2010, the Polish military plane, Tu-154, was involved in a fatal crash in the city of Smolensk, Russia, killing all the crew and passengers aboard. The deaths included the Polish President and First Lady, the last Polish President in exile, the Chief of the General Staff, Commanders-in-Chief, the Chairman of the Polish National Bank, the President of the Institute of National Remembrance, as well as a number of MP's, senators and prominent figures of the Polish elite, among the 96 dead. April 10, 2010 Polish Air Crash This incident, which includes these prominent deaths, naturally...
  • Trolls on tour: how Kremlin money buys Western journalists

    09/17/2015 1:58:13 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 7 replies
    Euromaidan Press ^ | 2015/08/20 | Kentrails Research collective
    In the summer of 2014, a photographic exhibition on the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria appeared in Berlin and Brussels. Its advertising promised to present a “balanced, truthful picture.” The organizers meticulously disguised their identities. At the same time, they offered huge amounts of money to Western journalists without mentioning the conditions. The Kentrails research collective, an antifascist watchgroup, has researched the exhibition’s background and uncovered a propaganda network in which Russian right-wing extremists collaborate with the Kremlin-associated St. Petersburg “troll factory” in an attempt to impact the Western public.
  • Outrage at Orthodox feting of VP Biden

    09/16/2015 11:01:12 PM PDT · by NRx · 17 replies
    Byzantine Texas ^ | 09-16-2015 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    Constantinople, September 16, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – A firestorm of controversy has erupted in the Orthodox Church over its Ecumenical Patriarch planning to honor vice president and possible presidential candidate Joe Biden. Vice President Biden is scheduled to receive the highest award bestowed by the Greek Orthodox Church, the Athenagoras Human Rights Award. The award will be presented at the organization's annual banquet Saturday, October 17, at the New York City Hilton Hotel. We should remember that Abp. Demetrios famously compared President Obama to Alexander the Great in 2009. The award is a kind of "thanks" to Biden for two publicized...
  • Despite High Stakes, Greek Election Generates Little Fervor

    09/16/2015 4:38:16 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 3 replies
    NY Times ^ | SEPT. 16, 2015 | SUZANNE DALEY
    ATHENS — Inside campaign tents pitched by various political parties seeking to win over Greek voters here, including an immense one set up near Korai Square by the leftist Syriza party of the former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, the chairs and tables were empty the other day. The leaflets sat untouched in neat stacks, a sharp contrast to the days before Greece’s last election, in January, when noisy crowds milled late into the night, debating policy and their country’s future. With new elections scheduled for Sunday and Greece’s relations with its European partners in a fragile state, this debt-ridden country...
  • Lesbos Turns From Vacation Island to ‘Main Point of Entry’ for Migrants

    09/16/2015 4:16:28 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | SEPT. 16, 2015 | BEN HUBBARD
    MYTILENE, Greece — On this vacation island ringed by the clear Aegean Sea, it is now the tourists who are the rarity. Arabic has surpassed Greek as the dominant language on the streets of Mytilene, the main port town. The beaches are festooned with orange life jackets and deflated rafts abandoned by migrants who are choosing to take their first steps into Europe here, in ever-increasing numbers. As the authorities elsewhere in Europe are shutting their borders and struggling to deal with the migration crisis, Lesbos has been overwhelmed by an increasing flow of migrants who have reached its shores...
  • IT BEGINS: Muslim demands Munich end ‘anti-Islamic’ Oktoberfest

    09/16/2015 12:17:30 PM PDT · by C19fan · 88 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | September 15, 2015 | Kyle Olson
    It was only a matter of time before the “refugees” pouring into Europe and their sympathizers would begin to impose their Islamic will. Morad Almuradi, writing from the Netherlands, has created a petition on asking that the city council of Munich, Germany end the traditional 16-day Oktoberfest event.
  • Pro-Migrant Paper Admits There Are Too Many, Benefits Are Too High, And Many Are ‘Civil Warriors’

    09/16/2015 1:57:53 PM PDT · by Black Agnes · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Sep 2015 | Sarkis Zeronian
    Germany, led by Chancellor Angela Merkel, has driven the debate on the handling of migrants in recent weeks, but there are signs that domestic tolerance is becoming stretched. At the same time some local governments are looking at measures which risk further anger, such as compulsory rental of private property for migrant housing. When Chancellor Merkel first announced that Germany would open its borders to welcome Syrian migrants, she enjoyed a degree of support from domestic and international media. Even from the outset Merkel’s move was not without its domestic critics. As Breitbart London previously reported, there were those among...
  • Denmark Says No: Will Not Take Any More Middle Eastern Refugees

    09/13/2015 6:27:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/13/15 | Derek Hunter
    Danish Integration Minister Inger Støjberg could not have been more clear: her country will not be accepting any of the 160,000 Middle Eastern refugees currently in the European Union resettlement program.“We will not take part in the 160,000 asylum seekers that shall be distributed. We won’t do it because we have an opt-out [on EU Justice and Home Affairs, ed.] and because we are already taking in a great deal now,” Støjberg said.In 2014, Denmark took in 15,000 asylum seekers, which according to Eurostat made the small country the 5th largest refuge per-captia in Europe.Denmark had recently placed ads in...
  • Hungary shuts EU border, taking migrant crisis into its own hands

    09/15/2015 9:59:36 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 110 replies
    Ruetes ^ | 9-15-2015 | Krisztina Than and Ivana Sekularac
    Hungary's right-wing government shut the main land route for migrants into the EU on Tuesday, taking matters into its own hands to halt Europe's influx of refugees. An emergency effort led by Germany to force European Union member states to accept mandatory quotas of refugees collapsed in discord. Berlin called for EU financial penalties against countries that refused to accommodate their share of migrants. A Czech official said such threats were empty but nonetheless "damaging". Slovakia said they would bring the "end of the EU". Under new rules that took effect from midnight, Hungary said anyone seeking asylum at its...
  • Glenn Beck vows to smuggle Syrian Christians into U.S.

    09/15/2015 8:16:29 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 56 replies
    WND ^ | September 15, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    'I have former CIA people going over, and they're vetting everybody right now' Published: 13 hours ago Radio host Glenn Beck says he will find a way to smuggle Christian Syrians into the U.S., even if his efforts land him in prison. “Stop asking for permission! Stop thinking we need permission. … I asked if my audience could raise $10 million before Christmas to bring the Christians in from Syria. We will vet them ourselves. I have former CIA people that are going over, and they’re vetting everybody right now. We can save more people by Christmas than Oscar Schindler...
  • Massive Anti-Islamization Demos in Eastern Europe

    09/14/2015 4:44:29 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 14 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 9/12/2015 | Pamela Geller
    (TOPSHOTS Participants hold flags and a banner during an anti-immigration rally organised by an initiative called "Stop Islamisation of Europe" and backed by the far-right "People's Party-Our Slovakia" on September 12, 2015 in Bratislava, Slovakia) The people are rising up against this Islamic invasion. Bravo! BRATISLAVA: Thousands of people joined anti-migrant protests in three eastern European capitals on Saturday after leaders from the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia opposed an EU scheme to fix refugee quotas. In the Polish capital Warsaw, nearly 5,000 people, many chanting anti-Islamic slogans, marched through the city, an AFP correspondent said. “Islam will be...
  • ‘We can’t take any more!’, Germany closes border, stops ALL trains

    09/14/2015 4:31:46 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 33 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 9/13/2015 | Pamela Geller
    Apparently, German Chancellor Merkel has come to her senses and stopped chastising Christians for “not knowing the Bible as well as Muslims know the Quran,” which is what she said when asked about the threat posed by the Muslim emigration crisis. I kid you not. Merkel is largely to blame for declaring that Germany would spend 6.6 billion on resettlement and try to accommodate over 800,000 Muslim migrants. Germanistan indeed. The fact is, if this was allowed to continue, Europe will descend into civil war. ‘We can’t take any more!’ Germany stops ALL trains from Austria as they reintroduce...
  • Reporter: Muslim migrants wear crosses to look like persecuted Christians

    09/14/2015 3:51:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Speisa ^ | 9/14/15
    New migrants and refugees receive continuous travel tips from others who have previously travelled through Europe. Among other things they are told is to put on other clothes and wear crosses to look like persecuted Christians, to ease access into Serbia, writes Jyllands-Posten's reporter Solveig Gram Jensen. Jensen has been on board one of the ferries that daily transport 2,000 of the 22,500 migrants and refugees residing on the Greek island of Lesbos to the mainland. The reporter talks with Mahmoud Barakat (27), from Syria. He has trimmed his beard fashionably and wear smart sportswear. Until now he has been...
  • Syrians Find it Harder to Flee Country as Turkey Tightens Border Control

    09/13/2015 7:28:02 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 12 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | September 13, 2015 | RAJA ABDULRAHIM
    GUVECCI, Turkey—A little past midnight in this dusty border town, the only sounds other than crickets were smugglers herding newly arrived refugees into minibuses bound for a nearby city. A slender woman from the Sahel al-Ghab region in northwestern Syria, where fighting between rebels and government forces has raged in recent weeks, is among the first of several waves of exhausted refugees to reach Guvecci on this September night. She said she and her husband paid a smuggler $130 to be led on a 15-minute dash by foot across the border. The danger of getting caught before the minibus reached...
  • Migrant crisis: Greece acts over Lesbos 'explosion' fears

    09/13/2015 6:31:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | September 9, 2015
    The Greek government and the UN refugee agency have brought in extra staff and ships to deal with some 25,000 stranded migrants on the island of Lesbos. A processing centre has been also set up on an abandoned football ground to help the migrants to get to Athens. A Greek minister said on Monday Lesbos was "on the verge of an explosion.
  • Sky(News) Finds 'Handbook' For EU-Bound Migrants (By a Soros Org, of course!)

    09/13/2015 1:31:30 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 43 replies
    SKY ^ | 9-13-2015 | Jonathan Samuels
    Refugees heading to Greece on people smugglers' boats are given a 'migrants handbook' packed with tips, maps, phone numbers and advice about getting across Europe. Among discarded life jackets and punctured rubber dinghies, Sky News discovered a tattered copy of the unique travel guide washed up on a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos. The booklet's cover features a photograph of a young man on a beach at sunset, looking longingly out to sea, with oars at his feet as he prepares to make the treacherous crossing. The 'rough guide' is written in Arabic and contains phone numbers of...
  • Trump Discusses Ukraine and Syria with European Politicians Via Video Link

    09/11/2015 9:13:51 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 21 replies ^ | SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
    Trump praised Germany’s decision to take in Syrian refugees and proposed creating a “safe zone some place in Syria” in order to stop the flow of migrants travelling to Europe. He criticised Germany and other European countries for not doing enough to support Ukraine in its conflict with Russia, however. “We will make statements and I think those statements will be honoured,” he said of a putative Trump policy towards Ukraine. “The fact is that the Ukraine is an amazing place. These are people who know what’s right and they’re not being treated right.”
  • What does newly elected Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn think?

    09/12/2015 11:04:42 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 29 replies
    Guardianr ^ | Saturday 12 September | Nadia Khomami
    Corbyn was opposed to the Iraq war and has suggested that Tony Blair should stand trial as a war criminal over it. Corbyn says that immigration is not a drain on the economy and has campaigned on behalf of asylum seekers, most recently over the need to rescue Mediterranean refugees. Corbyn has proposed a National Education Service, which he says would be “every bit as vital and as free at the point of use as our NHS”. The service would begin with universal childcare. Corbyn has said he will also look at abolishing the charitable status of private schools. Corbyn...
  • U.K.'s left wing takes hard anti-U.S. turn

    09/12/2015 10:49:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 12, 2015 | Dan Hannan, British MEP
    For the first time in a lifetime of political analysis, I find myself lost for words. Nothing I write can do justice to the calamity that Britain's Labour Party has just inflicted on itself. The best I can do, to give you a sense of the man newly elected as Leader of Her Majesty's Opposition, is to summarize some of his opinions. Jeremy Corbyn is happy to talk to Irish Republican Army men, avowed anti-Semites and Hezbollah militants; but he refuses "out of principle" to talk to the Sun newspaper, a right-wing tabloid. He campaigns for the national rights of...
  • Russian build-up in Syria part of secret deal with Iran’s Quds Force leader

    09/12/2015 10:06:22 AM PDT · by ETL · 21 replies
    FoxNews.Com ^ | September 11, 2015 | Jennifer Griffin, Lucas Tomlinson
    As the Pentagon warily eyes a Russian military build-up in Syria, Western intelligence sources tell Fox News that the escalated Russian presence began just days after a secret Moscow meeting in late July between Iran’s Quds Force commander — their chief exporter of terror — and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Fox News has learned Quds head Qassem Soleimani and Putin discussed such a joint military plan for Syria at that meeting, an encounter first reported by Fox News in early August. ...” The Quds Force is the international arm of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, involved in exporting terrorism to Iran’s proxies...
  • Pope calls for every parish in Europe to take refugee family

    09/06/2015 9:45:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Sunday 06 September 2015 15.51
    Pope Francis has called on every European parish and religious community to take in one refugee family each in a gesture of solidarity he said would start in the tiny Vatican state where he lives. Pope Francis said: “I appeal to the parishes, the religious communities, the monasteries and sanctuaries of all Europe to … take in one family of refugees,” he said after his customary Sunday address in the Vatican. “Every parish, every religious community, every monastery, every sanctuary of Europe, take in one family,” the pope said, to applause from the crowd at St. Peter’s Square. …
  • Netanyahu: Nazis Also Labeled Jewish Products (to European Parliament)

    09/11/2015 1:00:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 9/10/2015, 9:59 PM | Tova Dvorin
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu denounced the European Parliament’s decision to label products from the Golan Heights, Judea and Samaria (Shomron) as “settlement products” on Thursday, stating that the move only hinders efforts for Middle East peace. “This is unjust,” he stated. “It is simply a distortion of justice and of logic and I think that it also hurts peace; it does not advance peace.” “The root of the conflict is not the territories, and the root of the conflict is not the settlements,” he warned. “We have historical memory of what happened when Europe labeled Jewish products.” …
  • Obama-Hater Angelina Jolie Explodes, Utterly Humiliates Obama for the Whole World to See -VIDEO

    During an appearance before the U.K.’s House of Lords on Tuesday, Hollywood actress and human rights advocate Angelina Jolie spoke out about how Islamic State group militants use sexual violence as a means to perpetuate terrorism — and about how we need strong leadership (unlike that of President Barack Obama) to overcome this threat. Jolie’s excoriating speech laid bare just how anemic and pitiful Obama’s response to ISIS has been, and how ISIS is being allowed to build a society based on rape, violence, and of course Shariah law. “They are dictating it as policy beyond what we have seen...