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  • Obama disappears, abandons press corps

    07/05/2015 8:10:19 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July5. 2015 | BARBARA BOLAND |
    President Obama disappeared abruptly without the press pool after spending Sunday golfing at Andrews Air Force Base. No word on why Obama left without the press. The White House has deferred questions to the Secret Service.
  • US Expert: Hamas, not Israel, Killed Boys on Beach in Gaza War

    07/05/2015 7:49:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 7/5/2015, 4:41 PM | Hillel Fendel
    One of the incidents most widely disseminated as “proof” of Israeli war crimes during its defensive Operation Protective Edge in Gaza last year was the deaths of four Arab youths on a Gaza beachfront used exclusively by Hamas terrorists. Foreign journalists reported as fact that Israeli war planes had bombed a beachfront, killing four youths—and the incident was highlighted in the recent UN Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry. […] However, it now appears that Israel need not take any approach to defend its actions—as the children on the beach were apparently killed not by its forces, but by Hamas...
  • The Obama Administration Has Become Iran’s Attorney

    07/05/2015 6:38:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 5, 2015 | Jeff Dunetz
    Reuters is reporting about the Obama administration taking the Iranian side regarding a long list of violations to the interim Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) agreed to at the beginning of April as well as the United Nations Security Council resolutions by seeking to procure illicit nuclear infrastructure and refusing to cooperate with the IAEA. Despite evidence to the contrary, the Obama administration is denying they ever happened, or labeling them as inconsequential. [F]or a month now the U.S. State Department has been defending Iran from suggestions that it was on the verge of violating a requirement to reduce its...
  • Kerry Threatens to Leave Nuke Talks With No Deal

    07/05/2015 5:33:32 PM PDT · by lbryce · 52 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | July 5, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday that the United States and Iran may fail to reach a final nuclear agreement despite the talks being extended past their June 30 deadline so that the sides could hash out remaining differences over the scope and scale of the Islamic Republic’s contested nuclear program. Western observers suggested the statement from Kerry was designed to provide cover for the administration if a deal with wide-ranging concessions to Iran is struck. Kerry told reporters in a brief press conference Sunday afternoon that he is prepared to leave town without a deal that has...
  • Peter Schweizer: Deleted Hillary Emails Probably Relate to ‘Clinton Cash’ Transactions

    07/05/2015 3:23:49 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 5, 2015 | By Staff
    During a C-SPAN interview on Sunday, July 5th, Clinton Cash author and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer addressed the renewed interest in Hillary Clinton’s private email server, saying the scandal “works hand in glove with the issues raised” by his bestselling book. CALLER: I want to thank you for your passion and–I just–some people might think this is an unfounded witch hunt but, like Benghazi or a conservative attack on the Clintons, again, but my question is, why do you think that political adversaries of Hillary, particularly the 2016 presidential candidates–why do you think they haven’t taken action, especially...
  • On 9th Day, Kerry Says Iran Nuke Talks Could Go Either Way

    07/05/2015 1:20:46 PM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 7/5/2015 | Unknown
    Nine days into marathon nuclear talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said the diplomatic efforts "could go either way," cutting off all potential pathways for an Iranian atomic bomb or ending without an agreement that American officials have sometimes described as the only alternative to war. The EU's top foreign policy official, Federica Mogherini, said agreement was "very close." But Kerry said there was still a ways to go. "We are not yet where we need to be on several of the most critical issues," Kerry told reporters outside the 19th-century Viennese palace that has hosted the...
  • What U.S. Officials Said on Iran, What We Know Now

    07/05/2015 12:52:59 PM PDT · by smmt433 · 1 replies
    Foreign Policy Initiative ^ | June 29, 2015 | Tzvi Kahn
    Over the past three years, the Obama administration has delineated the criteria that any final nuclear agreement between the P5+1 and Iran must meet. In speeches, congressional testimony, press conferences, and media interviews, administration officials have also articulated their expectations from Tehran with repeated declarations: “No deal is better than a bad deal.” This FPI Analysis, which updates an earlier publication from January 2015, compiles many of the administration’s own statements on nuclear negotiations with Iran over the past three years, and compares them with current U.S. positions. It also examines U.S. statements on a range of other issues related...
  • If ISIS Doesn’t Liberate Palestine… Who Will?

    07/04/2015 8:50:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    CounterCurrents.org ^ | July 4, 2015 | Franklin Lamb
    Ein el Helwe Palestinian camp, Lebanon: This is one of the questions ricocheting between Palestinians in Syria and Lebanon, posed also by ISIS (Da’ish) operatives, as the hot summer months and plummeting quality of existence raise tensions in the refugee camps and social gatherings. With its resilience, on-the-ground “achievements”, adaptability, global franchising, copy-cat knock-offs, chameleon-like adaptations, combinations and permutations, and slick honing of medium and message, ISIS is offering oppressed and desperate populations in this region both hope and fantasy for escaping their deepening misery. The dream is to escape abject poverty and indignity by any means necessary, and joining...
  • Arms of the Tunisian Mass Shooter

    07/05/2015 5:42:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In reading about the horrific attack by the Tunisian mass shooter, on the beach on Friday, the 26th of June, 2015, it appears that he used two weapons systems.  An AKM rifle, commonly referred to as an AK47, almost certainly in 7.62x39 caliber, with several standard 30 round magazines, was used for most of the killing.  The rifle is seen above.  It has wooden furniture, the AKM muzzle brake, and a web sling.  It is missing the standard cleaning rod from under the barrel. Update: from a colleague on freerepublic: Appears to be an Egyptian Maadi [or MISR] AKM....
  • Al Jazeera Video that Mocks Americans as Fat, Gun-Toting Racists (Independence Day)

    07/05/2015 7:27:11 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 50 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 07/05/15 | Sharona Schwartz
    Al Jazeera’s digital media platform AJ+ posted a Fourth of July-themed video mocking Americans as fat, cheese-eating, gun-toting, pill-popping, racist porn watchers. While some on social media applauded the creation, others slammed the Qatar-owned network for using the holiday “to dump” on America. Social media users got particularly riled up by the criticism coming from the channel owned by Qatar — a country where stoning is a legal punishment under Shariah law, women have second class legal status, writers can be imprisoned for criticizing the emir and abuse of foreign laborers has been repeatedly criticized by human rights groups. The...
  • Israel slams possible lifting of Iran sanctions

    07/05/2015 1:28:45 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Al-Arabiya ^ | 2:16 AM ET
    Israel denounced Saturday a possible decision to lift sanctions on Iran if a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers is reached. “As soon as sanctions will be lifted, tens or hundreds of billions of dollars are going to fuel the Iranian economy,” a statement released by the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu read, according to Agence France Presse. “There will be no possibility to go back,” the statement added. “The Iranian terror machine that is active in the entire world will become stronger.” World powers and Tehran are in the midst of negotiations to finalize a deal...
  • Iran denies report on ‘tentative agreement’ over sanctions relief

    07/04/2015 6:53:25 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    PressTV ^ | Sat Jul 4, 2015 1:47PM
    Iran has denied a report claiming that it has reached tentative agreement with the P5+1 group of world countries on the removal of the sanctions against the Islamic Republic in the course of ongoing nuclear negotiations in the Austrian capital, Vienna. A source close to the Iranian negotiating team said Saturday that some major sticking points still remained between Iran and its negotiating partners over the issue of sanctions relief. Earlier in the day, a report by the Associated Press quoted unidentified diplomats in Vienna as saying that Iran and the P5+1 countries – the United States, Britain, China, Russia,...
  • Why US needs an Iran N-deal more

    07/04/2015 6:56:49 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    MNA ^ | Sat 4 July 2015 - 17:32 | Hamid R. Gholamzadeh
    TEHRAN, Jul. 04 (MNA) – As the nuclear talks between Iran and the 5+1 are at the final stage, the United States seems to need a final deal more than Iran. While the marathon of nuclear negotiations between Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany seems to be approaching the finish line, news of a new message from US President Barack Obama to Iranian officials came out on Monday. The message was reportedly delivered by authorities of one of Iran’s neighbor countries in recent weeks and just ahead of final round of nuclear...
  • JUDICIAL WATCH: OBAMA AND HILLARY CLINTON CONCOCTED BENGHAZI VIDEO LIE WITH JIHADIST HELP

    07/03/2015 8:18:40 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-3-2015 | Edwin Mora
    JUDICIAL WATCH: OBAMA AND HILLARY CLINTON CONCOCTED BENGHAZI VIDEO LIE WITH JIHADIST HELP White House photo/Pete Souza by EDWIN MORA3 Jul 2015Washington, D.C. President Obama and Hillary Clinton likely made the decision to falsely tie an inflammatory anti-Islam Internet video to the fatal Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack that left four Americans dead in Benghazi, Libya, the chief of the conservative government watchdog group Judicial Watch (JW) told Breitbart News. The president and then-Secretary of State Clinton sought the assistance from domestic and foreign jihadists in spreading the online video lie, added JW President Tom Fitton. Breitbart News spoke to...
  • Iran not to yield to excessive demands (from Iran's weekly "Death to America" Friday sermon)

    07/03/2015 7:51:07 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    MNA ^ | Jul. 03 | Ayatollah Imami Kashani
    TEHRAN – Preaching Tehran’s Friday sermons, Ayatollah Imami Kashani reiterated Iran’s negotiating team’s stance. The Friday prayers ritual of Tehran was held at noon as Ayatollah Imami Kashani led the prayers and preached the congregated worshipers of Tehran in Imam Khomeini Grand Musalla. During his second sermon, the Grand Ayatollah addressed the opposite side of the nuclear talks saying that Iran will never bend over unconventional demands and will keep its national honor. The top cleric referred to the sensitive age of cyber warfare in which the social media and networks are the battlefields where Islam is under attack. The...
  • Obama’s Muslim Advisers Block Middle Eastern Christians’ Access to the White House

    10/25/2011 8:22:31 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 10-25-11 | El Cid
    From a Middle East correspondent: Beirut Arab news agency al Nashra reported on Saturday November 22, that [White House Muslim envoy] Dalia Mogahed has succeeded in canceling a meeting between the Maronite Patriarch of Lebanon and President Barack Obama. Writing in al Nashra, the reporter said “an unnamed US source told the news agency, that those who sought canceling a visit of (the spiritual head of the Maronite Church) Patriarch Beshara Rahi to the White House are Dalia Mujahid (Mogahed), the highest adviser on Arab and Islamic Affairs in the State Department, who is from Egyptian origins. And that,” according...
  • IS affiliate in Egypt claims rocket attack on Israel

    07/03/2015 10:04:28 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 4 replies
    bbc ^ | july 4, 2015
    A group affiliated with Islamic State has said it fired three rockets into Israel from Egypt's Sinai peninsula. The affiliate, which calls itself Sinai Province, said it had acted in retaliation for what it says is Israeli support for the Egyptian army. Israel said two rockets landed in the south of the country, causing no casualties or material damage. At least 17 Egyptian soldiers and 100 IS militants have died in fighting in northern Sinai since Wednesday. The clashes were triggered by a co-ordinated mass assault of IS militants on the town of Sheikh Zuweid.
  • U.S. stockpiles powerful bunker-buster bombs in case Iran nuclear talks fail

    07/04/2015 2:37:22 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 88 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 3, 2015 | By W.J. Hennigan
    As diplomats rush to reach an agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program, the U.S. military is stockpiling conventional bombs so powerful that strategists say they could cripple Tehran's most heavily fortified nuclear complexes, including one deep underground. The bunker-busting bombs are America's most destructive munitions short of atomic weapons. At 15 tons, each is 5 tons heavier than any other bomb in the U.S. arsenal. In development for more than a decade, the latest iteration of the MOP — massive ordnance penetrator — was successfully tested on a deeply buried target this year at the White Sands Missile Range in...
  • The Clinton Foundation Is A Conflicts-Of-Interest Machine (get-rich-quick on others' misfortunes)

    07/03/2015 4:46:26 PM PDT · by Liz · 22 replies
    thedenverchannel.com ^ | 7/3/15 | Zach Toombs
    EDITED WITH EMPHASIS ADDED -- The Clinton Foundation bills itself as a "charity." But it operates more like an exclusive club that brings wealthy, famous people into the Clinton orbit by fashioning fund-raising schemes to solve world problems, like climate change and poverty......the wealthy donors often get something in return — and that’s where the Clintons are running into trouble. One of the clearest examples of this involves Canadian magnate Frank Giustra, who made his pile from both filmmaking and mining. Tycoon Giustra has given the Clinton Foundation an astounding $100 million in the last decade. The Washington Post showed...
  • Iran takes hard line on inspections, sanctions at nuke talks

    07/03/2015 4:56:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/3/15 | Bradley Klapper and Matthew Lee - AP
    VIENNA (AP) — Iran took a hard line Thursday on two of the biggest demands of world powers in a final nuclear accord, rejecting any extraordinary inspection rules and threatening to ramp up enrichment of bomb-making material if the United States and other countries re-impose sanctions after the deal is in place. Speaking to reporters in Vienna, where diplomats are trying to clinch a comprehensive nuclear pact, a senior Iranian negotiator said the U.N. nuclear agency's standard rules governing access to government information, sites of interest and scientists should be sufficient to ensure that Iran's program is solely for peaceful...
  • World View: Egypt's Military Brings the Sinai '100 Pct Under Control' in 2nd Day of Fighting

    07/03/2015 2:20:16 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Friday, July 3, 2015 | John J. Xenakis
    The fighting in Sinai continued into a second day. Air strikes from Egypt's warplanes killed 22 militants in dawn raids on Thursday. The situation in Sinai is now "100% under control," according to Egyptian officials. However, in the town of Sheikh Zuweid, where the militants attacked a string of army checkpoints on Wednesday, the army is still going from house to house, searching for extremists, and removing explosive booby traps and mines... The militants were from the terror group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (ABM -- Ansar Jerusalem -- Champions of Jerusalem), which has conducted numerous attacks in Egypt's Sinai, along the...
  • Hillary Clinton signals to Jewish donors: I’ll be better for Israel

    07/03/2015 12:27:04 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/3/15 | K.P. Vogel
    Hillary Clinton is privately signaling to wealthy Jewish donors that — no matter the result of the Iranian nuclear negotiations — she will be a better friend to Israel than President Barack Obama. But, even as donors increasingly push Clinton on the subject in private, they have emerged with sometimes widely varying interpretations about whether she would support a prospective deal, according to interviews with more than 10 influential donors and fundraising operatives.
  • Hillary Clinton Signals to Jewish donors: I’ll Be Better for Israel

    07/03/2015 12:09:24 PM PDT · by lbryce · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | Juy 3, 2015 | KENNETH P. VOGEL and TARINI PARTI
    Hillary Clinton is privately signaling to wealthy Jewish donors that — no matter the result of the Iranian nuclear negotiations — she will be a better friend to Israel than President Barack Obama. But, even as donors increasingly push Clinton on the subject in private, they have emerged with sometimes widely varying interpretations about whether she would support a prospective deal, according to interviews with more than 10 influential donors and fundraising operatives. Clinton’s private responses in some ways resemble a foreign policy Rorschach test; donors who see a deal as important to world peace have come away thinking that...
  • Hamas provided ISIS with weapons to carry out Sinai attacks, Israeli general says

    07/03/2015 12:02:14 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 02 July 2015 | Gili Cohen
    Hamas helped the ISIS-affiliated group in Sinai to carry out the latest attacks against Egyptian troops and supplied them with weapons and other support, an Israeli general told Al-Jazeera on Thursday. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered condolences over the attacks that claimed the lives of dozens of people. Israel has "clear information that Hamas is supporting the Wilayat Sinai, which belongs to Daesh," Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, the coordinator of government activities in the territories, claimed, referring to the Islamic State group in one of its acronyms. He added that Hamas provided the Islamist group weapons and logistical support,...
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton fight new demand for email server

    07/03/2015 11:23:30 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 53 replies
    Politico ^ | 3 Jul 2015 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    Lawyers for former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have moved to block a conservative lawyer's effort to pry into emails stored on the Clintons' private server. In a motion filed Thursday evening in federal court in West Palm Beach, Fla., the Clintons' attorneys ask that conservative gadfly Larry Klayman be temporarily barred from demanding information in connection with a racketeering lawsuit he filed in March against the couple and the Clinton Foundation. The suit alleges that the Clintons used the private email server to frustrate Freedom of Information Act requests Klayman filed for records about...
  • Of course it seems impossible, but John Kerry has bashed America

    07/03/2015 9:30:21 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/2/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    commentary by John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer Via CNS News: “ ‘There is nothing sanctimonious’ or arrogant in the State Department’s publication of an annual report on human rights around the world, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday, adding that the U.S. cannot help but be humble itself given the racial tensions at home over the past year. Releasing the latest report – covering 2014 and issued 120 days late – Kerry said some foreign governments may take issue with it. ‘My advice to any leader who is upset by these findings is really to examine them, to...
  • [May 26, 2015] Obama-Netanyahu feud a problem for Hillary and Dems

    07/03/2015 8:39:50 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 26, 2015 | Fredric U. Dicker
    A top GOP strategist and pollster for newly re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is warning that New York Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, "will pay a heavy price" at the polls next year if they don't break with President Obama's policies on Israel and reject any deal he makes with Iran. "Hillary Clinton, [Sen.] Chuck Schumer, [Reps.] Nita Lowey, Steve Israel, Jerry Nadler, Eliot Engel and others are about to get a whole new wave of pressure from Republicans on whether they agree or not with Obama on Israel," New York-based national GOP pollster and strategist John McLaughlin told The Post....
  • Ed Klein: Obama Administration Looking to Stop Hillary's WH Bid

    03/15/2015 2:34:29 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 42 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 14 Mar 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Veteran journalist Ed Klein said on Saturday that the Obama administration "is up to its eyebrows in efforts to stop" Hillary Clinton from running for the White House — including six investigations launched by longtime presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett involving Clinton's years as Secretary of State. "This administration, the Obama administration, will do virtually anything to prevent Hillary from becoming president," Klein told renowned economist Larry Kudlow on his WABC radio show. Kudlow is also a Newsmax columnist and works for NBC's business channel, CNBC. "It's their view that if she does become president — like her husband, Bill —...
  • A Video Featuring Snoop Dogg Has Caused Uproar Among a Religious Group in India

    07/03/2015 6:28:17 AM PDT · by odds · 4 replies
    TIME ^ | 5.008 AM ET | Time Staff
    Members of the Parsi Zoroastrian community in Calcutta have filed a petition in a local high court against the music video for the song “King” by Amitis featuring Snoop Dogg, calling it blasphemous and disrespectful toward their faith, the Times of India reports. Zoroastrianism is a millennia-old faith with roots in ancient Persia and a flourishing community in India; its scripture emphasizes the sanctity of nature and the duality of existence. Amitis is an Iranian-born singer who now lives in Atlanta; “King” appears to be her entrance into the realm of Western pop. Snoop Dogg is Snoop Dogg — in...
  • Netanyahu: We see ISIS at the gates in Sinai and Golan

    07/02/2015 5:08:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Photo Islamic State-linked militants struck Egyptian army outposts in the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday in a coordinated wave of suicide bombings and battles that underlined the government's failure to stem an insurgency despite a two-year crackdown. Security officials said dozens of troops were killed, along with nearly 100 attackers. After the attack, which took place just across the border from Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, "We send our condolences to the government and people of Egypt, and to the families of the Egyptians that were slain by this vicious terrorism." Later on Wednesday, Netanyahu said, "We see ISIS [Islamic...
  • Egyptian airstrikes kill 23 militants in North Sinai

    07/02/2015 3:54:21 PM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | Jul. 02, 2015 | 02:12 PM
    ISMAILIA: Egypt launched airstrikes on Islamist militant targets in the Sinai peninsula Thursday, killing 23 fighters a day after the deadliest clashes in the region in years, security sources said. The sources said those killed had taken part in Wednesday's fighting in which 100 militants and 17 soldiers, including four officers, were killed, according to the army spokesman. Sinai-based insurgents, affiliates of ISIS, have stepped up attacks on soldiers and police since then-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi toppled Islamist President Mohammad Morsi in 2013 after mass protests against his rule. Sisi, now Egypt's elected president, says the pro-ISIS group Sinai...
  • Emails suggest Hillary helped Clinton Foundation donors (US ntl interests disregarded)

    07/02/2015 3:54:55 PM PDT · by Liz · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner.com ^ | 7/1/15 | SARAH WESTWOOD
    Secy of State Hillary Clinton extended warm welcomes to executives from companies that had donated to the Clinton Foundation, new emails from her first year as Secy of State show. Her frequent interactions with firms that had given generously to her family philanthropy — many of which were lobbying the State Department at the same time — raise questions about whether she used her diplomatic perch to help certain companies get ahead. <><> For example, in Sept 2009, Clinton asked State Dept aides to help the Blackstone Group secure a requested visa. Blackstone donated between $250,000 and $500,000 to the...
  • Mika Asks Blinken: At What Point Does the U.S. Look ‘Desperate’ To Make Iran Deal? (MSNBC Video)

    07/02/2015 4:12:03 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 2, 2015 8:34 am | David Rutz
    MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski asked Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken at what point going into overtime to make a nuclear deal with Iran starts to look “desperate” Thursday on Morning Joe. Nuclear talks were predictably extended to July 7 when Iran and world powers were unable to come to a full agreement at the original June 30 deadline. “Overtime, these talks still going, obviously a lot of back-and-forth now,” said NBC reporter Ayman Mohyeldin. “Now it’s been extended for at least another week. What’s the latest in terms of the talks from the U.S. position? Is there anything else...
  • At least 97 dead in new 'Boko Haram' attack in NE Nigeria

    07/02/2015 3:40:21 PM PDT · by robowombat · 9 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | Jul. 02, 2015 | 07:03 PM (Last Updated: July 02, 2015 | 07:27 PM)
    At least 97 dead in new 'Boko Haram' attack in NE Nigeria MAIDUGURI, Nigeria: Suspected Boko Haram militants killed close to 100 people in attacks on homes and mosques in a northeastern Nigerian village, witnesses said Thursday. "The attackers have killed at least 97 people," a local from Kukawa village, who gave his name as Kolo and who said he had counted the bodies, told AFP. A fisherman who witnessed Wednesday's attack corroborated the death toll. "They wiped out the immediate family of my uncle ...They killed his children, about five of them, and set his entire house ablaze," Kolo...
  • Greta demands Hillary remove ‘dishonest’ ad featuring her

    07/01/2015 5:56:08 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    NMediaEqualizer ^ | July 1,2015 | By Brian Maloney
    An ad unveiled today by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is being denounced by Greta Van Susteren, who says it selectively edited her interview with Rep Trey Gowdy (R-SC) to make it appear the Benghazi investigation is politically motivated. Via her website, the Fox News Channel host has demanded the Clinton campaign remove her 81-second “Briefing” spot, also providing a transcript of the original program to prove Gowdy was not actually backing the Democratic presidential primary candidate’s claims. Van Susteren sees the key discrepancy as “Chairman Gowdy saying ‘it could be’ when I pointed out that a delay in releasing the...
  • Look at the Shiny Object Over Here!

    07/02/2015 11:28:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | D.W. Wilber
    While Americans have collectively been wringing their hands and fretting over how to respond to the recent very tragic South Carolina church shooting, many have blamed a relic of our distant past for everything racial that ails America. The Confederate battle flag has become an emblem of our evil past, and calls for everything ‘Confederate’ to be expunged from American society has begun to reach a fevered pitch. It seems those calling for this erasure of history believe its removal will solve our nations racial troubles, when in reality it will only salve for some the divide between races that...
  • Analysis: Egypt is Losing Its War Against ISIS in Sinai

    07/02/2015 11:13:43 AM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 2, 2015 | YOSSI MELMAN
    Wednesday's terror attack was the largest ever carried out by the Sinai Province, Islamic State's Egyptian affiliate, since it began its fight against the government in Cairo some four years ago. It also marked the most painful blow suffered by the Egyptian military in its war on extremist Islamist terror, which it is bent on eradicating. It was a well-planned attack, carried out by dozens of ISIS operatives in northern Sinai, and the explosions and weapons fire were heard loud and clear in Israel. Amid concerns that ISIS may try to spread their attacks in the direction of Israel -...
  • Admission of Hillary Clinton’s classified emails opens door for feds to seize her servers

    07/02/2015 8:43:47 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 2, 2015
    The State Department on Wednesday conceded that two dozen of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails did contain classified information, a fact that could trigger a U.S. policy that authorizes the government to take control of her private server and sanitize the contents. A former senior intelligence official told The Washington Times the policy also requires the government to check other Internet paths her secret information could have taken. The intelligence source said Mrs. Clinton’s communication, whether telephone or emails, would have been targeted by a number of foreign agencies. This source said it is likely her private server was breached.
  • Obama Concessions to Iran Worse than Previously Known

    07/02/2015 10:20:27 AM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | July 1, 2015 | Clare Lopez
    To no one’s surprise, the nuclear talks with Iran that were supposed to produce an agreement by tomorrow have been extended. Critics of the nuclear deal sought by President Obama fear that this will be a dangerous deal because of too many one sided U.S. concessions to Iran. These include allowing Iran to enrich uranium and build advanced enrichment centrifuges while an agreement is in force. Iran will keep all of its nuclear infrastructure, including a plutonium-producing heavy-water reactor. (It is supposed to be re-engineered to produce less plutonium.) Iran also will be allowed to keep its entire stockpile of...
  • Hillary Emails: 2009 Iran Hostage Case Got Special Attention After Push from Clinton Confidante

    07/02/2015 8:10:17 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7-2-15 | Bridget Johnson
    As the families of U.S. hostages currently held in Iran have struggled for years to rally the determination to bring their loved ones home, newly released emails from the former secretary of State reveal the infuriating truth that those with connections get their case raised to the top. In 2009, Iason Athanasiadis was covering the protests of the disputed election win of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over Mir-Hossein Mousavi for the Washington Times. The Greek citizen was detained by Iranian authorities on June 17, 2009, as he tried to fly out of the country. Athanasiadis was thrown in Evin prison and released...
  • Repeating Myself on an Iran Nuclear Deal

    07/02/2015 5:49:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    Am I allowed to repeat myself when it comes to the negotiations over the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal? Why not, since that is what Iran's leaders are doing. They are repeating themselves by refusing inspections of some of their facilities where only a fool would believe nuclear weapons are not under construction. They are repeating themselves when they demand all sanctions be lifted on the day any deal is signed. And let's not forget Iran's weekly "Death to America" chants at Friday prayer services, though publicly politicians in Tehran are said to denounce them. Why would anyone in his right diplomatic...
  • Nuclear Experts: Iran Failed to Properly Convert its Uranium Stockpile, Violating JPOA

    07/01/2015 7:24:15 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    The Tower ^ | 07.01.15 5:40 pm
    The process by which Iran reduced its stock of low enriched uranium prior to the June 30 negotiating deadline violated the terms of the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA), the agreement it signed with the West in November 2013, according to an analysis (.pdf) published today by the Institute for Science and International Security. The institute’s analysis was performed in response to an Associated Press report that, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Iran had fulfilled its obligations under the JPOA to reduce its stockpile of enriched uranium. Iran has met a key commitment under a preliminary nuclear...
  • E-Mails: The Smartest Woman in the World Comes Off as an Absolute Idiot (long article)

    07/01/2015 5:41:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, we're gonna go through it all here today, but everybody's been lying through their teeth about this. Sidney Blumenthal has been essentially the secretary of state. I'm telling you, you know, since the early '90s, I'm trying to rein myself in here. I mean, I just want to launch on this like you can't believe. This woman's stupid! I'm sorry. That's not the way to persuade people. This woman, folks, she's got a 1930s or 1940s political ideology, and her tech capability is 1950s. It is embarrassing. For example, she found out there's a cabinet meeting, except she...
  • St Dept. withholds ‘classified’ info from Clinton emails,despite claim of 'no classified material'

    07/01/2015 4:41:45 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 20 replies
    foxnews ^ | 7/1/15 | foxnews
    A State Department spokesman said Wednesday that details from 25 emails were deemed classified and withheld from the 3,000-page trove of Hillary Clinton documents released overnight -- despite the former secretary of state claiming she never sent classified material on her personal email. State Department spokesman John Kirby acknowledged at a briefing that details from the 25 emails are now considered "classified." The messages were released, with those portions redacted. However, Clinton declared in March that she "did not email any classified material to anyone" on her account. "There is no classified material. So I'm certainly well aware of the...
  • What Will the West’s Many Concessions to Iran Produce?

    07/01/2015 4:15:13 PM PDT · by robowombat · 18 replies
    Commentary ^ | 07.01.2015 - 11:00 AM | Rick Richman |
    What Will the West’s Many Concessions to Iran Produce? Rick Richman | @jpundit 07.01.2015 - 11:00 AM It has been hard to keep up with the cascade of U.S. concessions in the negotiations with Iran, because there has been no natural stopping point. If you think virtually any deal is better than no deal, you need to keep making the concessions necessary to get it. If you have allowed Iran to get within a few months of a bomb and think extending the breakout period a few more months is a good deal, the concessions have to come. If you...
  • Egypt at War

    07/01/2015 4:19:57 PM PDT · by robowombat · 11 replies
    Commentary ^ | 07.01.2015 - 3:00 PM | Michael Rubinkam,
    Egypt at War Michael Rubin | @mrubin1971 07.01.2015 - 3:00 PM Over the last few days, Egypt has faced a terrorist wave. First, there was the assassination of Hisham Barakat, Egypt’s state prosecutor, the equivalent of the Attorney General. Barakat was the target of Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist animus for his role prosecuting thousands of Islamists since Gen Abdel Fattah el-Sisi overthrew the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated president Mohammed Morsi in 2013. Now, today, a wave of attacks has killed at least 50 soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula. Ominously, several Egyptian security sources are pointing the finger at Turkey, Qatar, and...
  • The 36-Year Project to Whitewash Iran

    07/01/2015 3:43:08 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    The Iranian regime is still holding American hostages. These include the Washington Post’s Tehran correspondent, Jason Rezaian, and Amir Hekmati, an Iranian-American U.S. Marine sentenced to death in 2012 on bogus spying charges and still languishing in the mullahs’ hellish prisons. American flags are burned, and cries of “Death to America!” still ring out at Friday prayers across Iran. The Tehran regime continues to arm and fund Hezbollah, and Iranian forces and proxies now encircle the Arab lands. And the mullahs have in the intervening years raced to develop nuclear weapons. Their centrifuges still churn in defiance of five United...
  • Obama’s Treachery and Hillary’s Complicity

    07/01/2015 3:22:46 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    The American Report ^ | July 1, 2015 | Editors
    The terrorism that threatens Egypt today is because of Obama and Hillary The fate of Egypt hangs in the balance. A series of terrorist attacks by the Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS threaten the government of President Abdel El-Sisi, a true Islamic reformer. If Egypt falls into chaos like its neighbor, Libya, there will be no single person who deserves more blame that Barack Hussein Obama. Every action taken by his administration has destabilized the Middle East by supporting terrorists and the nations that sponsor them. This insane policy began in 2011 with Egypt, the most populous Arab country. It was...
  • The Latest: Muslim Brotherhood calls for Egypt ‘rebellion’

    07/01/2015 2:58:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 1, 2015 5:01 PM EDT
    The latest news on the nine Muslim Brotherhood leaders killed in a Cairo apartment raid (all times local): 10:45 p.m.: The Muslim Brotherhood says its leaders killed in a Cairo apartment were murdered in “in cold blood,” calling for a rebellion against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who it calls a “butcher.” “Come out in rebellion and in defense of your country, yourselves and your children,” it said in a statement issued in English Wednesday. “Destroy the citadels of his oppression and tyranny and reclaim Egypt once more.” It called the killings “a turning point that will have its own repercussions… el-Sissi...
  • Terrific: Attorney In Charge of Releasing Lois Lerner "Lost" Emails Now In Charge of HRC's Emails

    07/01/2015 1:32:12 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/1/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Attorney Catherine Duval is in charge of handling inquiries from Congress about emails belonging to former IRS official Lois Lerner, the woman at the center of the conservative targeting scandal. Just last week we learned during Congressional testimony from internal government watchdogs that Lerner's hard drive containing emails sent and received when the agency was targeting conservative groups between 2010 and 2012 likely crashed due to "an impact of some sort." We also learned that her hard drive allegedly crashed on a Saturday and that the IRS didn't bother looking for backup tapes. “When asked about the possible cause of...