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  • EU foreign affairs chief announces visit to Iran

    02/06/2016 9:18:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 6, 2016 9:58 AM EST
    European Union foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini says she is preparing to visit Iran following the implementation of a landmark nuclear deal between Tehran with world powers. Mogherini said Saturday there was no set date had been set, but that preparations with Tehran were well underway. She insisted all 28 EU nations were backing the opening with Iran. ...
  • EU demands Israel stop demolishing illegal Arab settlements

    02/06/2016 3:08:22 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/2/16
    The European Union on Saturday called on Israel to halt the demolition of illegal Palestinian buildings, some of which are EU-funded, and reiterated its opposition to building Jewish homes in Judea and Samaria. "In the past weeks there have been a number of developments in Area C of the West Bank, which risk undermining the viability of a future Palestinian state and driving the parties yet further apart," the EU diplomatic service said in a statement. It referred to Israel's decision on January 25 to declare 154 hectares (380 acres) of land near Jericho in Judea as state land, with...
  • A guide to what Ted Cruz wants to abolish, bar or change

    01/18/2016 8:50:12 AM PST · by Isara · 69 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 18, 2016 | Katie Zezima
    ...U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv The U.S. Embassy in Israel is currently in Tel Aviv. Cruz wants to move it to Jerusalem, Israel's "once and eternal" capital.Commerce DepartmentIn a piece for the National Review, Cruz said shuttering the department would "close the congressional cookie jar" and promote free trade.Education DepartmentAnother standard line from Cruz: "U.S. Department of Education, which should be abolished." Cruz is a states' rights guy -- he wrote his college thesis on the 10th Amendment -- and wants to give control of schools to states or localities....Energy DepartmentCruz has said the country needs an "energy renaissance." .......
  • Palestinians stepping up statehood bid, Israel’s UN envoy warns

    02/05/2016 8:52:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | February 4, 2016, 5:47 pm | Raphael Ahren
    Jerusalem is bracing for a series of Palestinian statehood initiatives in various international forums, including resolutions at the United Nations Security Council, Israel's ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said Thursday. "The Palestinians are increasing their involvement and activity in the international arena in a bid to internationalize the conflict," he told The Times of Israel. There are several initiatives calling for the creation of a Palestinian state circulating among UN diplomats, and while they recently received less exposure due to the world's focus on fighting the Islamic State terror group, these resolutions are anything but forgotten, he indicated. ...
  • How the Western media and world leaders have Israeli blood on their hands

    02/06/2016 8:49:14 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/06/16 | Barry Shaw
    By covering up and supporting Palestinian deadly aims they have the blood of innocent Israelis on their hands as they aid and abet a malevolent and murderous Palestinian agenda When people of sound minds display clear signs of deviation from reality it demands of us to examine the symptom and expose the defect. For quite some time, Israelis and others that have clear-eyed views of the world have been increasingly troubled by leading influence and opinion makers who seem to have wandered off into some unvirtuous virtual world of their own. From an Israeli perspective, it is a world where...
  • Iranian commander mocks Saudi offer to intervene in Syria

    02/06/2016 11:59:57 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    cnn ^ | 02/06/2016 | jason hanna
    Saudi Arabia's fresh public willingness to send ground troops into Syria is drawing ridicule from the kingdom's chief regional rival. The commander of Iran's revolutionary guard on Saturday mocked Saudi Arabia's declaration that it is prepared to commit ground troops to fight ISIS in war-torn Syria. "They claim they will send troops (to Syria), but I don't think they will dare do so," Maj. Gen. Ali Jafari told reporters in Tehran, according to Iran's semiofficial Fars news agency. "They have a classic army and history tells us such armies stand no chance in fighting irregular resistance forces." "This will be...
  • In Iran, State-Backed Companies Win From Lifted Sanctions

    02/06/2016 5:24:25 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 5, 2016 | By THOMAS ERDBRINK
    TEHRAN - Only weeks into what was widely anticipated to be a helter-skelter, post-sanctions rush of Western money and expertise into Iran, limits to the country's opening are beginning to emerge as the conservative leadership seeks to limit the reach of Western influences. Behind the headlines announcing big business contracts with European companies it is becoming increasingly clear that, so far, the only deals being struck have been with the state-backed conglomerates. These are the groups that dominate major industrial and commercial sectors of the Iranian economy like the Revolutionary Guards. As a result, little or nothing is trickling down...
  • Iran to strengthen missile program: army chief

    02/05/2016 8:48:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Feb 4, 2016 10:11am EST | Parisa Hafezi
    Iran will continue to develop its missile program and it should not be considered a threat to neighboring and friendly countries, the semi-official Fars news agency quoted the head of the army as saying on Thursday. Under a deal reached between Iran and six major powers in 2015, most international sanctions imposed on Iran due to its nuclear program were lifted last month. However, sanctions imposed on its missile program were not lifted. According to a July 20 United Nations Security Council resolution endorsing the deal, Iran is still "called upon" to refrain from work on ballistic missiles designed to...
  • The Battle of Aleppo Is the Center of the Syrian Chessboard

    02/05/2016 7:34:38 PM PST · by OddLane · 12 replies
    The Washington Institute For Near East Policy ^ | February 5, 2016 | Fabrice Balanche
    On February 2, the Syrian army and its allies succeeded in cutting the northern road between Aleppo city and Turkey, known as the Azaz corridor. Although the battle was a local affair involving a relatively small number of fighters, it may prove to be a turning point in the war. In addition to threatening the rebel presence in Aleppo province, the development could put the entire Turkey-Syria border under the control of pro-Assad forces within a matter of months, or spur Kurdish forces there to choose coexistence with Assad. The offensive against the corridor was launched from Bashkuy (on the...
  • Three Republicans Ask to Visit Iran to Observe ‘Iranian Democracy in Action’

    02/05/2016 2:10:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 5, 2016 | 4:17 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    Three Republican lawmakers have asked Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to facilitate their visa applications to visit Iran, where they want to observe "Iranian democracy in action," meet with imprisoned Americans, and visit nuclear facilities. Reps. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.), Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.), and Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.) say they also want to use the visit to get an update on Iran's ballistic missile developments, and to discuss with the IRGC its detention last month of 10 U.S. Navy sailors in the Persian Gulf. "If Iran is truly a partner in peace,...
  • The Deadly Left Wing Media

    02/05/2016 10:56:15 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 16 replies
    Trumpet ^ | March/April 2004 | GERALD FLURRY
    The most trusted and powerful broadcasting organization in this world is the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). In the 1930s, it had a shameful history with Winston Churchill. Mr. Churchill was doing everything possible to warn and SAVE his country and the world from Adolf Hitler. Britain almost lost World War II. The world came dangerously close to being slaughtered and enslaved by Nazi Germany. A Churchill biographer, Henry Pelling, wrote that the BBC had kept him off the air on controversial questions in the 1930s. Those controversial questions included his strongest warnings about the dangers of Nazi Germany! The BBC...
  • Video Shows Tens Of Thousands Massing At Turkey Border As Russia, Iran Bear Down On Key Syrian City

    02/05/2016 12:39:49 PM PST · by amorphous · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 5 Feb 2016 | Tyler Durden
    On Thursday we brought you the latest from Syria, where Hezbollah and the IRGC have encircled Aleppo and cut off rebel supply lines to Turkey. It was months in the making, but it now appears that the city - Syria's second largest - will soon be retaken by forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad. As we've explained in the past, that would effectively restore the President's grip on power as he would effectively control most of the country’s urban centers - even if that "control" is tenuous. Eastern Syria is of course a different story entirely, as ISIS is dug in...
  • Powell aides go public on rift with Bush

    05/05/2004 7:05:09 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 31 replies · 220+ views
    Guardian ^ | 05/06/04 | Gary Younge
    Powell aides go public on rift with Bush Chief of staff says secretary of state is fed up with apologising for the administration and is disdainful of 'ideological' hawks Gary Younge in New York Thursday May 6, 2004 The Guardian Colin Powell's key aide has described US sanctions policy against countries such as Pakistan and Cuba as "the dumbest policy on the face of the Earth". In an article in GQ magazine Larry Wilkerson, chief of staff of the United States secretary of state, bemoans Mr Powell's firefighting role in President George Bush's cabinet. "He has spent as much time...
  • U.S. Congressmen want a say in Iran election, apply for travel visas to Iran

    02/04/2016 3:43:05 PM PST · by Fali_G · 9 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | 02/04/2016 | Lisa Daftari
    U.S. Congressmen want a say in Iran election, apply for travel visas to Iran BY LISA DAFTARI (EDIT)THURSDAY FEB 4, 2016 7:08PM Hand-delivered visa application to travel to Iran Three U.S. lawmakers have applied for travel visas to Iran to oversee their upcoming elections and to inspect nuclear sites to ensure that the government has kept its end of the nuclear deal. The trio, Reps. Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), Mike Pompeo and Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.) also penned a letter to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei and the Iran Revolutionary Guardian Council General Mohammad Ali Jafari to support their application, which...
  • MPs call for immediate halt of UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia

    02/04/2016 11:45:27 AM PST · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 03 February 2016 | Patrick Wintour
    Kingdom’s military campaign in Yemen also prompts all-party group to urge government to back international inquiry ___ An all-party group of MPs has called for an immediate suspension of UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia and an international independent inquiry into the kingdom’s military campaign in Yemen. The call from the international development select committee follows evidence from aid agencies to MPs warning that Saudi Arabia was involved in indiscriminate bombing of its neighbour
  • Drone footage reveals devastation of Homs in Syria as Europe's stance towards refugees toughens

    02/04/2016 11:42:23 AM PST · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    Source material cannot be posted to FR | 04 February 2016 | Charlie Atkin
    video surveillance
  • White House Indecisive As ISIS Blooms In Libya

    02/04/2016 12:49:20 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/04/2016 | Rachjel Stoltzfuss
    Libya is embroiled in a civil war in which various militias are too busy fighting each other to worry much about fighting ISIS, and teams of U.S. Special Operations Forces working to change that have had little success. The ongoing chaos has allowed ISIS to continue growing and solidifying its presence along the coast. Senior ISIS commanders are taking advantage of the territory to escape U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria. ... Obama gathered his national security advisers last Thursday to talk about the fight against ISIS and asked them to prepare options to address the group's presence in Libya...
  • After U.S. Withdrawal, Gulf Will Be 'Under the Siege of the Islamic Revolution, Syrian Meddling'

    10/31/2007 4:34:10 PM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies · 12+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 10-31-07
    Al-Sharq Al-Awsat Editor: After U.S. Withdrawal, Gulf Will Be 'Under the Siege of the Islamic Revolution and Under the Pressure of Syrian Meddling' In an editorial titled "[The] American Withdrawal and the Second Stage," published October 9, 2007 in Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, editor Tariq Alhomayed warned of what might happen after the U.S. withdraws its forces from Iraq. He argued that Iraq would be taken over by Iran and Syria, which are seeking to dominate the Middle East, and that the result would be the spread of extremism and violence throughout the region. The following are excerpts from the article, as...
  • 1 year after the pull out: Syria, Iran still control Lebanon

    04/27/2006 4:59:47 AM PDT · by unionblue83 · 7 replies · 279+ views
    WorldNet Daily ^ | 27 april 2006 | Dr. Walid Phares
    WASHINGTON On April 26, 2005, pictures of the "last" Syrian soldiers were seen around the world. Today, on the first annual withdrawal of the Syrian regular forces from Lebanon, there are reasons for celebration and other reasons for great concern. While Syrian road blocks have vanished from Beirut and the various regions of Lebanon, many questions are still troubling the minds of most Lebanese and their friends around the world. The truth the whole truth is not yet fully out in the open. What caused the abrupt Syrian withdrawal, and is the latter complete? What is causing...
  • PLO official accuses Syria of crimes against humanity

    08/16/2011 5:12:41 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/16/2011
    PLO official accuses Syria of crimes against humanity Syrian government forces attack port city for 4th day; Palestinian refugees flee camps in area; villages near Homs reportedly under attack. An assault by Syrian security forces on a Palestinian refugee camp in the coastal city of Latakia amounts to a crime against humanity, a senior official in the Palestine Liberation Organization said. "The shelling is taking place using gunships and tanks on houses built from tin, on people who have no place to run to or even a shelter to hide in," Yasser Abed Rabbo, the PLO secretary general, told Reuters....
  • Putin ignores Kerry plea, instead deploys Top Gun fighter jet to join Syria battle

    02/04/2016 12:03:57 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 4,2016 | By Lucas Tomlinson, Jennifer Griffin
    Russia seemingly has ignored Secretary of State John Kerry’s appeals to stop bombing civilians and allow critical humanitarian aid to starving Syrians – and is instead escalating its military involvement, deploying four of its most capable fighter jets to Syria, two defense officials confirmed to Fox News. The decision to send the Su-35S jets poses yet another hurdle for Kerry’s efforts to proceed with peace talks. The Su-35S is Russia’s most advanced warplane, capable of air-to-air and air-to-ground missions, one official familiar with the jet said. Already, continued Russian airstrikes against Syrian opposition fighters, some backed by the CIA, were...
  • Militia meltdown: Is Oregon standoff really about govt insiders selling U.S. uranium to Russia?

    02/03/2016 7:02:22 PM PST · by Be Careful · 18 replies
    News Target ^ | 2/1/16 | Chris Draper
    Clinton Foundation played pivotal role in securing Uranium One deal with Russia During that time, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. After Russia announced its plan to take over Uranium One, former President Bill Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with ties to the Kremlin.
  • Border policewoman killed in Jerusalem attack carried out by three Arab terrorists

    02/04/2016 7:01:08 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 2/4/2016 | Unknown
    A 19-year-old border policewoman was killed and another female officer critically wounded in an attack Wednesday at Damascus Gate by three Arab terrorists wielding machine guns, pipe bombs and knives. All three assailants were shot dead at the scene. Their explosives did not detonate and were later neutralized by a police bomb disposal team.
  • Closing In: Russia, Iran, Assad "Encircle" Syria's Largest City As Peace Talks Collapse In Geneva

    02/04/2016 10:06:01 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 2/4/16 | tyler durden
    Back in October, we previewed the “promised” battle for Aleppo, Syria’s largest city prior to the war. By the time Russia began constructing an air base at Latakia, the city - which is immensely important both from a strategic and psychological perspective - was controlled by a hodgepodge of rebels and militants including al-Qaeda, the Free Syrian Army, and ISIS. As we noted four months ago, if Russia and Hezbollah manage to recapture the city, it would effectively restore the Assad government in Syria even if the east of the country is still controlled by Islamic State. In many ways,...
  • <b> Same old, same old with Iran"hostages"</b>

    02/04/2016 12:40:29 AM PST · by Keyvan Salami · 1 replies
    keyvan Salami
    The so-called "Implementation Day" in the nuclear agreement sealed between the international community and Iran had a number of side-effects, with the release of four Iranian-Americans signaling the most important. These four innocent people were swapped for 7 Iranian regime elements held in detention in America. While this made a lot of noise in the United States and raised major criticism against the Obama administration, it is actually nothing new to those familiar with Iran's "hostage industry". The names of these four prisoners released on Saturday are Christian convert Pastor Saeed Abedini, former U.S. marine interpreter Amir Hekmati, Washington...
  • Op-Ed: Dirty tricks won Iowa for Hillary, Gaza for Sharon

    02/03/2016 2:14:43 PM PST · by Lera · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | February 03, 2016 | Jack Engelhard
    Watch her crowing about how she won and how she plans to continue onto New Hampshire standing on her record. In horse racing, the Stewards would have posted the photo sign for two horses that reached the wire together. They would not have tossed a coin. Thoroughbred racing is serious business. Money is on the line. Politics is different, especially the way Democrats play the game. Only our lives are on the line and only Hillary must win. Cheating in racing can get you suspended. Cheating in Democrat Politics can get you elected. So when six counties in Iowa finished...
  • Japan And Iran Could Keep a Lid On Oil Price Rally

    02/03/2016 2:39:21 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 4 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 03-02-2016 | Zubi
    Last week West Texas Intermediate rallied 4.62 percent and was up for the second week in a row. It is important to note that the price trend is still clearly negative. Recent history suggests that WTI might form a consolidation band between $30-$40 (spending the most time between $30-$35) for 3-5 months before dropping again. (..) Oil markets partially rose on the rumor of Russia and OPEC meeting to cut production, but the quickly-downplayed rumor wasn’t enough to lift WTI above a $34 close last Friday afternoon. In the presence of sluggish demand and a persisting supply glut, global oil...
  • Russia proposes to Iran to organize licensed production of Russian T-90S tanks

    02/03/2016 4:51:23 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Tass, Russia ^ | February 03, 2016
    YEKATERINBURG, February 3. /TASS/. Russia’s Uralvagonzavod company is ready to organize in Iran licensed production of the T-90S gun launcher-armed tanks if restrictions on military-technical cooperation with that country are lifted, the corporation’s deputy director general Alexey Zharich said on Wednesday. Russia’s main battle gun launcher-armed tank T-90S is equipped with an automated fire control system. It is a light tank (46.5 tons) with a low profile, which increases its survivability. "Cooperation with Iran was suspended in accordance with the presidential decree "On measures to implement UN Security Council Resolution 1020 of June 9, 2010". But if restrictions on military-technical...
  • Obama’s Warnings About Anti-Semitism Ring Hollow

    02/02/2016 5:17:11 PM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Leadership: President Obama staged a political show for a Jewish audience Wednesday, loudly warning of the new atmosphere of anti-Semitism in Europe and the U.S. It's a hollow statement, given his weak record on a rapidly metastasizing problem. "Here, tonight, we must confront the reality that around the world, anti-Semitism is on the rise. We cannot deny it," the president told his listeners at the Israeli embassy on Wednesday night. Citing the flight of Jews from Western Europe, as well attacks on Jews in India and Kansas, he got his lines right in concluding, "When we see that, we must...
  • Hamas claims to have captured Israeli intelligence agent

    02/02/2016 3:14:44 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/2/16 | Dalit Halevi
    Hamas on Tuesday claimed that it arrested an intelligence agent who had provided information to Israel for 14 years. A website affiliated with Hamas’s internal security agencies in Gaza claimed that the agent, who was only identified by the initials MS, assisted in providing information which led to the elimination of terrorists and in the bombings of houses in Gaza. According to the website, the agent was hired by Israeli intelligence in 2002 while working in Israel, through a friend who was tied to Israeli intelligence. During his stay in Gaza, reported the website, the agent used a cell phone...
  • Iran Threatens US: We Have Even More Embarrassing Footage of Your Captured Sailors, You Know

    02/02/2016 1:59:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    If Secretary of State John Kerry was 'very angry' after Iran released footage of the 10 U.S. sailors who were captured last month, he's going to be outraged if the Islamic Republic publicizes even more images, which the country has promised are "100 times more embarrass[ing]." A day after receiving an award from Iran's supreme leader for detaining the American sailors, Sardar Fadavi, head of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Navy,addressed Iranian lawmakers about the incident, telling them his personnel had collected information from the sailors' laptops and cell phones that had not yet been released, in addition to more...
  • New State Department Emails Reveal Blumenthal Advised Clinton that former Rep. Eric Cantor...

    02/02/2016 1:50:39 PM PST · by blueyon · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 2/02/16 | Judicial Watch
    "New State Department Emails Reveal Blumenthal Advised Clinton that former Rep. Eric Cantor Committed a Possible ‘Felony’ by Disclosing Petraeus Classified Information".... ‘Will a grand jury be empaneled by the Justice Department? When will Senator Patrick Leahy, chair of the Judiciary Committee… begin an investigation of this matter?’ – November 13, 2012 Blumenthal advised top Obama debate advisor that Romney would ‘falsify, distort, and mangle facts;’ advised Clinton on Libya turmoil disclosed in ‘internal govt discussions high level’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on January 7, 2016, it obtained a new batch of documents from the Department...
  • Nearly One in Five Muslims Think There Are ‘Too Many Jews’ in France

    02/02/2016 11:29:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/2/16 | Nick Hallett
    Nearly 20 per cent of Muslims living in France think there are too many Jews in the country, a survey by the French Judaism Foundation has discovered. In an 18-month long Ipsos survey on “living together”, published in Le Journal de Dimanche, researchers interviewed French people from a variety of backgrounds on their views on race and religion. In results that will likely cause further concern to France’s embattled Jewish community, investigators found that nearly one in five Muslims believe there are “too many Jews” living in the country, while the wider population also seems to be suspicious. The Jewish...
  • Where Does Bernie Sanders Stand on Israel?

    02/02/2016 7:10:52 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/2/2016 | unknown
    Prodded into discussing Israel’s conduct during the Gaza conflict, and interrupted for a second time by an angry attendee, Sanders told the man: "Shut up. You don’t have the microphone." The question that had preceded the eruption was from a woman who wanted to hear more from her senator about his position. He had recently abstained in a vote on Senate Resolution 498, which expressed support for Israel defending itself against "unprovoked rocket attacks" from Hamas. Sanders was one of the 21 members who didn't sign the unanimously passed resolution. While his eventual response didn't satisfy Israel's most ardent supporters...
  • Oil-Price Poker: Why the Saudis Won’t Fold ‘Em

    02/02/2016 9:08:36 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 31 jan 2016 | SPENCER JAKAB
    Don’t underestimate the impact of Middle East politics... The game being played in the global oil market today bears more than a passing resemblance to poker. Nobody wants to quit while they’re losing... Russia, meanwhile, is pumping the most crude ever, hitting a post-Soviet Union peak. But it may have difficulty maintaining today’s pace given a lack of investment in its aging Siberian fields... In other words, Russia is holding weak cards and the Saudis know it... The newest players at the table are U.S. shale producers. They helped the U.S. to increase output by 80% between 2008 and 2014...
  • Officials: Boko Haram burns kids alive in Nigeria, 86 dead

    02/01/2016 8:52:56 PM PST · by detective · 33 replies
    MSN News ^ | Feb 1 2016 | ISMAIL ALFA and HARUNA UMAR,
    A survivor hidden in a tree says he watched Boko Haram extremists firebomb huts and heard the screams of children burning to death, among 86 people officials say died in the latest attack by Nigeria's homegrown Islamic extremists. Scores of charred corpses and bodies with bullet wounds littered the streets from Saturday night's attack on Dalori village and two nearby camps housing 25,000 refugees, according to survivors and soldiers at the scene just 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram and the biggest city in Nigeria's northeast.
  • US general says carpet bombing against 'our values'

    02/01/2016 11:31:37 AM PST · by Nachum · 117 replies
    inn ^ | 2/1/16 | Gil Ronen
    Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, the US commander in charge of the coalition fighting Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria, said Monday that carpet bombing the terrorists would be "inconsistent with our values." The remark is seen as being aimed at Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). In December, Cruz pledged to "utterly destroy ISIS," and vowed: "We will carpet-bomb them into oblivion." He even hinted at the use of nuclear weapons, saying: "I don't know if sand can glow in the dark, but we're going to find out." After being asked to explain why carpet bombing would...
  • Iran’s Naval Commander: We Took Extensive Info From American Sailors’ Phones, Laptops

    02/01/2016 7:27:22 PM PST · by detective · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 1, 2016
    Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) naval commander claimed Monday that his men harvested extensive information from cell phones and laptops confiscated from the 10 American sailors held in custody last month, according to Iranian media.
  • Hamas urges PA police to conduct more attacks

    02/01/2016 3:05:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/1/16 | Dalit Halevi
    Senior Hamas official Khalil al-Hayya called on more Palestinian Authority (PA) Security Force members to follow the example of Amjad Abu-Omar, the terrorist who conducted a shooting attack adjacent to Bet El in Samaria on Sunday. Abu-Omar, a member of the PA Security Forces and formerly the personal bodyguard to the PA's Attorney General, shot three IDF soldiers wounding two of them seriously and one lightly before being shot dead by other soldiers. "Today Amjad Abu-Omar went out (to conduct an attack) without taking into account his connection to the Palestinian Authority which was granted funds in order to brainwash...
  • College walkout after lecturer says soldiers rape Arab women

    02/01/2016 2:44:37 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/2/16 | Gil Ronen
    About 30 students walked out of a class Monday at Oranim College, near Haifa, after lecturer Naila Awad claimed that IDF soldiers sexually harass and rape Arab women in Judea and Samaria. According to news site NRG, after Awad showed a film on the status of Bedouin women, a student remarked that in Biblical times, Jewish men could take wives from populations they had defeated. Awad reportedly replied: "True. Today, too, many studies prove that IDF soldiers sexually abuse and rape Palestinian women in the Territories." The discussion grew very heated from that point onward, and students demanded to see...
  • ‘This was all planned’: Former IG says Hillary, State Dept. are lying

    02/01/2016 1:45:47 PM PST · by TBP · 37 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 31, 2016 | Paul Sperry
    The State Department is lying when it says it didn’t know until it was too late that Hillary Clinton was improperly using personal emails and a private server to conduct official business — because it never set up an agency email address for her in the first place, the department’s former top watchdog says. “This was all planned in advance” to skirt rules governing federal records management, said Howard J. Krongard, who served as the agency’s inspector general from 2005 to 2008. The Harvard-educated lawyer points out that, from Day One, Clinton was never assigned and never used a state.gov...
  • Poll: 63% of Israelis Rank President Obama ‘Worst for Israel in The Last 30 Years’

    02/01/2016 12:29:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 1, 2016 | 1:00 PM EST | Michael W. Chapman
    A survey shows that Jewish Israelis rank Barack Obama as the "worst" U.S. president in relation to Israel in the last 30 years -- 63% of Israelis put Obama in the "worst" category while 16% rated Jimmy Carter as the second "worst" president. The survey was conducted by Panels Politics in Tel Aviv, and the results were published in the Jewish Journal. [...] In a survey just before the 2012 presidential election, Panels Politics found that 47% of Jewish Israelis viewed Barack Obama as "pro-Palestinian"; 24% said "neutral"; and 21% said "pro-Israel." ...
  • The Palestinian war on women

    02/01/2016 12:22:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | Monday, February 01, 2016 6:19 PM | Stephen M. Flatow
    In the space of barely a week, Palestinian Arab terrorists have singled out and stabbed Israeli women in three different cities, murdering two and wounding two others. There's no point in mincing words: this is a Palestinian "War on Women." [...] Women's rights groups around the world should be outraged. Feminists should be picketing the Palestinian Authority's offices. Anyone who is genuinely concerned about "wars on women" at least should be issuing angry press releases about the Palestinians' war on women. But they won't. Just as they were silent every previous time that Palestinian Arab terrorists have waged war on...
  • This Could Be A Big Setback For Iran’s Oil Export Plans

    02/01/2016 11:42:48 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 4 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 01-02-2016 | Fred
    Short but potentially very important note for the oil market over the weekend. From a place that’s been one of the major focus points for the petroleum industry lately. That’s Iran. Where the threat of rising oil exports has been weighing on crude prices now that Western sanctions against the former “rogue” nation are being lifted. That has led many analysts to conclude that supplies from Iran could ramp up fast over the coming months. But events this past Saturday suggest it may not be quite that easy.
  • Saudi police arrest 9 American 'terror' suspects: Report

    02/01/2016 9:01:03 AM PST · by thouworm · 34 replies
    AFP ^ | January 31, 2016 | Agence France-Presse
    Saudi authorities have arrested nine American citizens among 33 "terror" suspects rounded up over the past days, the Saudi Gazette newspaper reported on Jan. 31. Four Americans were arrested on Jan. 25 and five others over the past four days, the paper reported citing an unidentified source.
  • Hillary: "I'm Asking People To Hold Me Accountable"

    02/01/2016 7:04:24 AM PST · by Biggirl · 52 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 1, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Monday in an appearance on CNN’s “New Day,” after dismissing the importance of any questions about her email arrangement while secretary of state, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pointed to what she wants to get done as president and asked people to “hold her accountable.”
  • Man Charged With Threatening to Kill Justin Trudeau Says He’s a Secret Hillary Clinton Agent

    01/08/2016 7:05:09 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 11 replies
    Vice News ^ | January 7, 2016 | 4:55 pm | Justin Ling
    A 57-year-old man has been charged with threatening to assassinate Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and murder 10 female members of Parliament, and kidnap their children. James Platts was arraigned on Wednesday in an Ontario courtroom, facing charges of uttering threats. A judge ordered that Platts undergo mental assessment, that he not contact the current -- or former -- prime minister, or any female MPs, and released him on bail. Platts used the opportunity to declare that he was the head of Canada's secret service, and that he was a secret agent working for American presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, according to...
  • Anti-Trump Saudi Prince Tied to Both Rupert Murdoch And Hillary Aide

    02/01/2016 6:24:30 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 1,2016 | LEE STRANAHAN
    The connection between Alwaleed, Murdoch, Abedin, Hillary Clinton and Saudi Arabia are troubling given a number of recent events. Prince Alwaleed is boasting about his role in impacting U.S. elections. As Breitbart News Networks Aaron Klein reported, the Saudi Arabian news site Sabq claims that Alwaweed Bin Talal caused a decline in Trumps popularity. CNN reported in 2008 that donations to the William J. Clinton Foundation include amounts of $10 million to $25 million from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Huma Abedin was hired as a consultant to the William J. Clinton Foundation after Clinton left her role as Secretary...
  • Turkmens escape to Turkey from Russian, al-Assad fire in Syria

    02/01/2016 6:37:47 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 4 replies
    hurriyetdailynews.com ^ | January/31/2016 | hurriyetdailynews.com
    Turkmens escape to Turkey from Russian, al-Assad fire in Syria ANKARA Some 1,635 migrants, mainly women, children and elderly people, crossed into Turkey on Jan. 29 and 30 from Syria, after leaving their camp across the border due to rising security risks, as the Russian and Bashar al-Assad forces’ bombardment of Turkmen villages continued. The group had taken refuge in the Turkish-built Yamadi camp after shelling by the regime and allied Russian forces’ intensified in the Bayırbucak region of northwestern Syria, according to a statement by the Turkish Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD). However, they were forced...
  • “Ghost Sniper” Has ISIS Running Like Little Girls. He is Dropping Jihadi Bodies Like Flies

    01/31/2016 8:08:05 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 64 replies
    A mysterious sniper in Libya, known only as the “Daesh Hunter,” has been popping off ISIS baddies left and right. He has managed to kill 3 ISIS leaders in a mere 10 days. The sniper has been successfully racking up a huge body count in the Libyan city of Sirte, captured by ISIS last year. Unconfirmed social media reports that ISIS is now desperately scouring the city for the legendary “Daesh Hunter,” but to no avail. The mysterious sharp-shooters 3 biggest kills have been so far: Hamad Abdel Hady, an official in the Islamic State’s shariah court, was the first...