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  • IS mercinaries use civilians as human shield (Raqqa, Syria)

    07/02/2017 3:36:08 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    YPJ Global ^ | July 2, 2017 | Media and Press Office YPJ
    Al-Raqqa – Mercenaries are applied to civilians in the city of Al-Raqqa and prevent them to leave to  being used as human shields. They are taken to the center of the city for use them in battles in the city center.Since June 6, the city of Raqqa has been the scene of fierce clashes between fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces and IS-mercenaries. After 24 days of fierce fighting, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) managed to tighten the siege on mercenaries within the city from four sides.The SDF-fighters continue to destroy the defense lines, fortifications and strategic positions of the mercenaries on...
  • Donald Trump Gave $1 million To The Event He's Hosting

    01/28/2016 7:34:11 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 37 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | January 28
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump began his Thursday-night charity event by touting all of the people --including himself -- who wrote big checks for it. Trump announced that he would suddenly host a fundraiser for veterans as an alternative to going to the Fox News primary debate. Trump boycotted the event after repeatedly complaining about Fox host Megyn Kelly, one of the moderators at the debate, as well as the network overall. "First, we have to talk about people that made a lot of money," Trump began. "They wouldn't have made a lot of money, they wouldn't even be here,...
  • Veterans' Groups Line up to Reject Money from Trump (if He is Even Raising Any)

    01/27/2016 11:56:38 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 169 replies
    Red State ^ | January 27, 2016 | Leon H. Wolf
    Trump's standard line when he is about to storm out of a media event because he doesn't like how it covers him is that he is going to go host an event to raise money for veterans. Thus it was no surprise when he announced that he would be skipping the FoxNews event to hold a separate event to raise money for.... well, "veterans," generally. Of course, Trump did not name a specific charity so that his feet might be held to the fire on this, just "veterans," generally. Well, there are two small problems. The main veterans group that...
  • US Special Forces deployed as ‘human shields’ to salvage terror assets in Syria

    10/31/2015 11:55:49 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 63 replies
    RT ^ | Nov 1 2015 | Finian Cunningham
    Obama’s decision to send Special Forces into Syria is being widely viewed as a US military escalation in the country. The troop dispatch also signals that the US trying to forestall Russian successes in wiping out Washington’s regime-change assets in Syria. In short, the US Special Forces are being used as “human shields” to curb Russian air strikes against anti-government mercenaries, many of whom are instrumental in Washington’s regime-change objective in Syria. First of all, we need to view a host of developments, including the hastily convened “peace talks” in Vienna, as a response by the US and its allies...
  • Soldier: Terrorists Charged with Babies in Hand

    07/22/2014 4:34:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/7/14 | Shimon Cohen, Maayana Miskin
    Wounded soldiers have given shocking testimony regarding Hamas’ use of young children as human shields. Parents of wounded soldiers spoke to Kol Yisrael on Tuesday and shared some of the disturbing stories they had heard from their sons. They said soldiers have repeatedly seen young children in Sheijaya, Gaza, be sent out into the streets with guns to try to attack IDF troops. One parent reported that terrorists had run at IDF soldiers with a gun in one hand and a baby in the other, apparently in hopes that the soldiers would see the child and hold their fire. If...
  • Bennett: Hamas Committing 'Self-Genocide'

    07/17/2014 3:28:05 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/7/14 | Hezki Ezra
    In a special interview on CNN Wednesday night, Economics Minister Naftali Bennett said that incidents such as the killing of four children on a Gaza beach earlier Wednesday were entirely the fault of Hamas – and were no accident. “I think it is terrible that Hamas is butchering its own children like this,” Bennett told senior CNN correspondent Wolf Blitzer. “I would never take my children and place them next to rocket missile launchers,” knowing that it was likely to be targeted by the IDF, he said. “Hamas is conducting massive self-genocide, taking women and children and placing them next...
  • Seeking Human Shields, Hamas Tells Gazans to Ignore IDF Warnings

    07/10/2014 2:43:06 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/7/14 | Yosef Berger & Ari Soffer
    Hamas has instructed Gaza residents to ignore text messages and phone calls urging them to evacuate buildings, in an apparent effort to grow its supply of "human shields." The calls and messages are sent by Israeli military officials in order to give civilians time to evacuate the area, and are communicated before the IDF targets a house terrorists were using as cover for firing missiles at Israel or for other military purposes. The Hamas-run Palestinian Authority Interior Ministry said in a message to Gaza residents that the messages "are designed to weaken our resolve and to sow panic and fear...
  • German rapper-turned-jihadist injured fighting in Syria

    09/09/2013 9:55:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    AFP News ^ | September 9, 2013
    A German rapper who converted to Islam and joined jihadist rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad has been injured in an air strike, a jihadist group said on Monday. The jihadist, formerly known as Deso Dogg, was hiding at an anti-regime fighter's house that "was hit by an air strike and helicopter shelling", said a statement posted on Facebook by a group that identified itself as the People of Abraham. As a result of the strikes, Deso Dogg or "Abu Talha al-Almani and several other brothers were injured, while several Muslim children were killed", the statement said.
  • US Women Stage Hunger Strike In Pakistan Over Drone Strikes (Code Pink)

    10/04/2012 10:44:43 AM PDT · by blam · 24 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-3-2012 | Jon Boone, The Guardian
    US Women Stage Hunger Strike In Pakistan Over Drone Strikes (Code Pink) Jon Boone, The GuardianOct. 3, 2012, 10:01 AMNot content with a planned march into one of Pakistan's most dangerous regions, a group of middle-aged American women are considering mounting a hunger strike outside the US embassy in Islamabad as part a campaign against CIA drone attacks in the country. Thirty-five activists from Code Pink, a US anti-war group, have gathered in the Pakistani capital this week as they prepare for an unprecedented march and political rally in South Waziristan, one of the semi-autonomous tribal areas on the Afghan...
  • US peace group heading to Pakistan to protest drone strikes (Code Pink)

    09/29/2012 5:05:57 AM PDT · by csvset · 23 replies
    Dawn ^ | 29 sep 2012 | staff
    NEW YORK: A 40-member American peace delegation is leaving for Pakistan next week to protest drone strikes and promote peaceful relations between US and Pakistan, it was announced on Friday. The delegation, organised by the activist group CODEPINK, a group of women peace activists, will meet with the families of drone victims, lawyers, academics, Pakistani politicians and US officials. On October 7, they will march to South Waziristan in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) to protest US drone strikes that have killed more than 2,500 people, including civilians, CODEPINK said. “President Obama’s counter-terrorism chief John Brennan insists that US...
  • Rachel Corrie - Peace Activist, Israel Whitewash Or Islamic Jihad Propaganda Tool?

    09/03/2012 8:25:11 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 16 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | September 1, 2012 | Joel Leyden
    Rachel Corrie - Peace Activist, Israel Whitewash Or Islamic Jihad Propaganda Tool? (photo of ISM members carrying automatic weapons) "Peace activists" do not carry automatic weapons. By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel --- September 1, 2012 ... Part of the following was communicated by the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Israel News Agency. Whether from Hamas, the PA or an Israeli living in Sderot, we would all agree on one thing - the death of Rachel Corrie was tragic. Where we disagree is that a free and democratic court in Haifa, Israel believes that this accident never...
  • Op-Ed: Honor Rachel Corrie: Serve as Human Shields - in Syria

    08/29/2012 4:46:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/8/12 | Ron Torrosian
    It should be said loudly, and clearly: Rachel Corrie broke the law, and her fate was expected and inevitable. While her parents are grieving and a parent's pain is understandable, their reaction is biased and evidence of a despicable double-standard against Israel. It’s quite amazing - just as there’s no “peace flotilla” to Syria, there are also no Rachel Corrie’s protecting the poor tortured innocent children today in Syria. Imagine if in the midst of the war in Iraq, a foreigner entered a closed military zone and disregarded the orders of the military who was carrying out necessary maneuvers. Would...
  • Exclusive: Fallen Angel Plunges From Tree-Perch Ending Eight-Day People's Park Protest

    09/09/2011 3:48:15 PM PDT · by SmithL · 54 replies
    Berkeley Daily Planet ^ | 9/7/11 | Ted Friedman
    <p>First she was buoyantly up in a "dangerous" People's Park tree protesting "Everything," but now she's at Highland Hospital with a broken back, ending an eight-day protest which was a protest-in-progress.</p> <p>Her last fall from the tree was her second. She fell in her second day in the tree and was caught in the arms of a friend before she hit the ground. "Moon Shadow," who was first up, last Monday, reportedly took a plunge when—out on a limb—he helped attach a protest banner.</p>
  • White House: Osama Bin Laden Used Wife As Human Shield

    05/02/2011 12:57:20 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 39 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | May 2, 2011 | Susan Crabtree and Ryan J. Reilly
    Brennan, who has spent 15 years trying to hunt down the notorious fugitive, reveled in the successful mission, which he described as "decapitating the head of the snake known as al-Qaeda" and severely weakening an already diminished organization. "Here is Osama, living in a million-dollar compound, hiding behind women who were put in front of him as a shield," Brennan said. "It speaks to just how false his narrative has been over the year...he's putting other people out there" to wage jihad while he is secure in this luxury compound.
  • LA Times: Moammar Kadafi's thinning human shield

    03/20/2011 7:26:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 20, 2011 | By Borzou Daragahi
    It was to be a human shield, a massive gathering of Moammar Kadafi's supporters at his Bab Azizia compound, and the Libyan leader was to give a late-night speech of defiance against the international forces arrayed against him. They would stand by their beloved Brother Leader at the same compound destroyed by President Reagan's airstrikes in 1986. Even if the bombs came sailing down. Even if the entire place went up in flames. "We are here," said medical student Salah Mohammad, 24, "to be with the leader of our revolution, even if we die." Cellphones began to ring. A hush...
  • Tehran Conference Honors Rachel Corrie

    03/14/2011 4:30:40 PM PDT · by Baynative · 20 replies
    MEMRI Blog ^ | March 13, 2011 | staff
    Iranian Press TV reports that a conference is to be held in Tehran today, March 14, to mark the anniversary of the 2003 death of American activist Rachel Corrie. The conference is titled "Which rights, which human, which American?" The report quotes Mehdi Foroutan, the director of the Enqelab Eslami (Islamic Revolution) Cultural Center, as saying that the conference will include representatives from 30 NGOs who are gathering "to condemn the inhumane killing of the American peace activist at the hands of the Israeli regime."
  • Cavuto vs Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee- Playing The Human Shield Game

    01/20/2011 5:42:13 PM PST · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | January 20, 2011 | Jim Vicevich
    It’s not new. Democrats use human shields to push every piece of big government legislation they propose. It’s just unusual to find someone like a Neil Cavuto to call Democrats on it. Fantastic ands funny … it’s your Cavuto moment of the day. The noted constitutional authority Sheila Jackson Lee comes on the show to defend her statement that people will die if Obamacare is repealed. In doing so she brings her own background … held by a staffer … in what could be called either a laugher … or a trend? The problem is with the background. It is...
  • Family of US activist killed by bulldozer to sue Israel

    02/24/2010 6:10:28 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies · 1,053+ views
    AFP via Yahoo! News ^ | February 24, 2010
    The family of US activist Rachel Corrie, run over by an Israeli bulldozer during a demonstration in Gaza in 2003, will sue the Jewish state over her death, their lawyer said on Wednesday. The 23-year-old killed at the height of the 2000 Palestinian intifada, or uprising, became an symbol of foreign support for the Palestinian cause and the subject of a 2005 play based on her emails and diary. "The state should take responsibility for the death of Rachel Corrie. We believe her killing was done intentionally or at least out of negligence and wrongdoing," Hussein Abu Hussein, the family's...
  • Rachel Corrie's family bring civil suit over human shield's death in Gaza

    02/23/2010 12:23:17 PM PST · by Parmenio · 109 replies · 2,526+ views
    The Guardian ^ | February 23, 2010 | Rory McCarthy
    The family of the American activist Rachel Corrie, who was killed by an Israeli army bulldozer in Gaza seven years ago, is to bring a civil suit over her death against the Israeli defence ministry.
  • Outrage at Corrie film in San Fransico

    07/31/2009 9:07:59 AM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 40 replies · 5,187+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Updated Jul 31, 2009 14:59 | ABI GOODMAN
    Emotions ran high at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival over the showing of Rachel, a film that looks at the International Solidarity Movement activist Rachel Corrie and her death in Gaza in March 2003. The controversy had been brewing for some time, concerning both the showing of the film and the invitation to Rachel's mother, Cindy Corrie, to speak at the festival. In the wake of protests against the showing of the film last Saturday, Peter Stein, the festival's executive director, invited Dr. Mike Harris, one of the leaders of the local Stand With Us chapter, to speak in...