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  • Greenfield: Nation Building or Islam Building

    08/29/2016 7:35:29 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 12 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, August 28, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Nation-building has become a very controversial term. And with good reason. Our conviction that we can reconstruct any society into another America is unrealistic. It ignores our own exceptionalism and overlooks the cultural causes of many conflicts. It assumes that a change of government and open elections can transform a tribal Islamic society into America. They can’t and won’t. But it’s also important to recognize that what we have been doing isn’t nation-building, but Islam- building. Nation-building in Germany and Japan meant identifying a totalitarian ideology, isolating its proponents from political power and recreating a formerly totalitarian state as an...
  • Fake Purple Heart recipient facing decades in prison

    08/29/2016 4:18:49 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 18 replies
    HotAir ^ | August 29, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    I caught up with this story last week but didn’t bring it up before now, mostly because it was just too sad. The tale in question revolves around a court case featuring Darryl Lee Wright. Darryl volunteered to serve his country in the National Guard and was deployed to Iraq in 2005. While there, his vehicle was struck by an enemy rocket, injuring Mr. Wright physically and leaving him with severe PTSD to the point where he was completely crippled in terms of interacting with normal society. He was eventually awarded the Purple Heart and Combat Action Badge. Returning home...
  • Oil Floods The Streets Of Iraqi Town After ISIS Opens Tap

    08/29/2016 9:30:02 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 12 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 29-08-2016 | Irina
    Iraqi media are reporting that ISIS militants have opened the taps of an oil pipeline in the town of Qayyarah, in northern Iraq. Crude is flowing in the streets, as images from Qayyarah show, and people are worried about what will happen if someone decides to set the crude on fire. Iraqi News notes that this is not the first time that the ISIS militants have resorted to this response: before Qayyarah was liberated by the Iraqi army and the U.S.-led coalition forces, the terrorist group spilled crude from the local pipeline into the Tigris River, which runs through the...
  • Forewarned is Forearmed!

    08/26/2016 10:40:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2016 | Raymond Tanter
    The News: A Letter to President Barack Obama and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon of August 19, 2016 was signed by a bipartisan group of 36 former national security officials, e.g., Democratic Party luminaries like Ed Rendell, Gov. & DNC Chair, Howard Dean Gov. & DNC Chair; and prominent Republicans, e.g., Mayor Rudy Giuliani, DHS Secretary Tom Ridge, & UN Amb John Bolton. The letter stated, “We fear that Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS), and its Quds Force will attack the remaining residents [of Camp Liberty Iraq].” On Aug. 2, the MOIS website stated its opposition to the...
  • Pentagon Admits "Lapses In Accountability" Led To Loss Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of US Guns (Trunc)

    08/24/2016 10:23:14 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 26 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | August 24, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Back in April 2016, the New York Times published an article highlighting a number of Facebook pages in the Middle East being used to sell U.S. military equipment. A terrorist hoping to buy an antiaircraft weapon in recent years needed to look no further than Facebook, which has been hosting sprawling online arms bazaars, offering weapons ranging from handguns and grenades to heavy machine guns and guided missiles. The Facebook posts suggest evidence of large-scale efforts to sell military weapons coveted by terrorists and militants. The weapons include many distributed by the United States to security forces and their proxies...
  • ISIS Tosses Four More Gay Men from Top of Mosul Building (kids brought out to watch)

    08/24/2016 2:10:34 PM PDT · by drewh · 68 replies
    Iraqi News/Religion of Peace ^ | Aug 24th, 2016 9:14 | Jim Hoft Aug 24th
    ISIS hurled several gay men from the op of Mosul’s tallest building recently. Of course, the kids were brought out to witness the gory execution. via Religion of Peace: Four men were thrown to their deaths after being found guilty of homosexuality and sodomy in the Nineveh province in Iraq. Two of the men were allegedly part of the ISIS organisation. The men were thrown from the top floor of a former insurance company’s offices in Mosul. The location is apparently used often for such executions. A local source told IraqiNews.com that “ISIS members executed four people, including two of...
  • WATCH: Boy Suicide Bomber Stripped of Explosive Belt in Iraq

    08/22/2016 9:03:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Breitbart Jerusalem ^ | August 22, 2016 | Alexander Jones
    Frightening footage has emerged purporting to show Kurdish security forces removing an explosive belt from an alleged Islamic State teenage suicide bomber moments before it was about to be detonated in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Sunday. The chilling scene, caught on camera and uploaded to YouTube by Kurdish channel Kurdistan24, shows the boy’s hands being held by two law enforcement officers as another member of the security establishment attempts to disarm the device. Wearing a Barcelona football shirt before it was cut off, the boy, believed to be 12 or 13 years old, according to Kurdish media...
  • Iraq stops would-be child bomber for ISIS

    08/22/2016 8:39:00 PM PDT · by Mariner · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | August 22nd, 2016 | By Lauren Said-Moorhouse
    (CNN)Dramatic video has emerged of Iraqi police stripping an explosive belt from a child suspected in a suicide bombing attempt for ISIS. The footage appears to show security personnel restrain a visibly upset boy while they carefully cut the belt from the youth's torso in Kirkuk. Once the belt has been removed, the boy is scooped up and taken away. Kurdistan 24, a broadcast news station based out of Irbil, Iraq, aired Sunday's capture. Authorities said they believe the 15-year-old came to Kirkuk a week ago from Mosul, ISIS' most significant stronghold outside Syria. "He was captured before he reached...
  • April 2006 Message from Dan (a long war between Islam and the West)

    08/22/2016 7:36:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    DanSimmons.com ^ | April 2006 | Dan Simmons
    Greetings Readers, Friends, and Other Visitors: The Time Traveler appeared suddenly in my study on New Year’s Eve, 2004. He was a stolid, grizzled man in a gray tunic and looked to be in his late-sixties or older. He also appeared to be the veteran of wars or of some terrible accident since he had livid scars on his face and neck and hands, some even visible in his scalp beneath a fuzz of gray hair cropped short in a military cut. One eye was covered by a black eyepatch. Before I could finish dialing 911 he announced in a...
  • Top US commander warns Russia, Syria

    08/21/2016 1:37:11 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 33 replies
    cnn.com ^ | August 21, 2016 | Barbara Starr
    In the most direct public warning to Moscow and Damascus to date, the new US commander of American troops in Iraq and Syria is vowing to defend US special operations forces in northern Syria if regime warplanes and artillery again attack in areas where troops are located.
  • Migrants Refuse Jobs, Claiming They Are ‘Guests of Merkel’

    08/19/2016 9:09:12 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 19, 2016 | Chris Tomlinson
    Integration into the job market for migrants has become a major ongoing task for the German government but in one town migrants are refusing to work entirely. One of the major issues of the migrant crisis is Germany and elsewhere has been the economic impact the massive wave of migrants will have in Europe. While some experts initially were optimistic about a potential vast new source of skilled labour, most economists have come to the conclusion that the migrants who have arrived are for the most part unskilled and poorly educated. Yet in own Saxon town, they have moved...
  • Nine ISLAMIC migrants arrested after woman ‘drugged and gang raped’ in Austria

    08/16/2016 3:08:27 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 32 replies
    Lion Heart News ^ | 8/16/2016 | Jordan Hunter
    POLICE have arrested nine Iraqi migrants on suspicion of gang raping a 28-year-old German woman, who was subjected to a horrifying four hour assault. The nine men, who are all seeking asylum in Austria, had travelled to Vienna for New Year’s Eve celebrations where the assault took place. There they allegedly drugged the woman and dragged her to nearby apartment block before carrying out the brutal attack. The arrests were made in Austria after DNA evidence and CCTV footage was used to successfully build a case against the alleged rapists. It comes as Austria’s anti-immigrant Freedom Party desperately attempts to...
  • Former Brigadier General: Obama's Briefer Told CENTCOM Official to Skew Intel on ISIS

    08/16/2016 7:46:11 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | AUGUST 15, 2016 | BYDEBRA HEINE
    A former brigadier general revealed on Fox News Monday some new information about the White House's role in U.S. Central Command's skewing of intelligence to downplay the threats of ISIS and Al Qaeda. Last week, a House Republican task force concluded in a 15-page report that U.S. military leaders altered intelligence reports "to paint a rosier picture" of the U.S.-led fight against ISIS than intelligence analysts believed was warranted. The report blamed “structural and management changes” at the intelligence directorate for the distortions, but stopped short of explaining WHY the changes were made. According to Defense News, "the problems followed...
  • Iraqi Christian girl teaches ISIS the power of forgiveness (some refugees are good - now in America)

    08/15/2016 4:22:53 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 19 replies
    Sat 7 ^ | August 15., 2016 | Sat 7
    Myriam, ISIS may have weapons and financial power, while you don't even have a house. But you are much stronger because of the power of forgiveness and love that Jesus has planted in your little heart. "By their fruit you will recognize them" - Matthew 7:16. And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
  • Kurdish forces launch fresh thrust to retake Mosul from Islamic State

    08/14/2016 3:54:11 PM PDT · by Mariner · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 14th, 2016 | By Saif Hameed
    Kurdish Peshmerga forces launched a fresh attack on Islamic State (IS) forces early on Sunday as part of a campaign to capture Mosul, the militants' de facto capital in Iraq, Kurdish officials said. The advance began after heavy shelling and air strikes by a United States-led coalition against IS forces, a Reuters correspondent reported from Wardak, 30 km (19 miles) southeast of Mosul. The militants fought back, firing mortars at the advancing troops and detonating at least two car bombs. A Peshmerga commander said a dozen villages had been taken from the ultra-hardline Sunni militants as Kurdish forces headed toward...
  • Martha Raddatz Allows Leon Panetta to Dodge Question on Hillary Iraq Withdrawal Plan

    08/14/2016 1:49:51 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 14, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Martha Raddatz, who was hosting ABC's This Week this morning, had a chance to score a major scoop but she blew it by failing to ask a very obvious followup question to former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. You can see the original question posed by Radddatz at the 3:32 mark of the video below about Panetta having supported a small number of American troops remaining in Iraq and where then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stood on this. This was followed by Panetta completely dodging the question on Clinton's position. However, instead of pressing Panetta on this, Raddatz avoided the...
  • U.S. Shoots Itself In the Foot By Accidentally Arming ISIS (June 4, 2015 )

    08/13/2016 4:48:55 PM PDT · by RC one · 22 replies
    the fiscal times ^ | June 4, 2015 | Eric Pianin
    One of the earliest major setbacks in the war against ISIS came last June when the U.S.-backed Iraqi army was routed by Islamic militants in the northern Iraq city of Mosul. Government forces retreated from the Islamic jihadists’ assault. They left behind a trove of costly military hardware, including U.S.-made armored Humvees, trucks, rockets, machine guns and even a helicopter. Last weekend, the new Iraqi prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, gave Iraqi state television the first detailed accounting of those lost weapons. Some were old or barely functioning, but others were in good shape and of great value to the ISIS...
  • SUMMER OF SLAUGHTER: ISIS EXECUTES 100 PEOPLE IN A WEEK INCLUDING A TWO-YEAR-OLD GIRL

    08/12/2016 5:00:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies
    Express.co.uk via Constitution.com ^ | Thursday, July 28, 2016 | By Nick Gutteridge
    SUMMER OF SLAUGHTER: ISIS executed 100 people in one week new reports show, including beheading 23 teenagers who were suspected of being spies and burning a two-year-old girl alive. The UK Express reported that this summer has been one of the deadliest under ISIS. According to Iraqi Army Brigadier-General Abdul-Karim Sabawi, “ISIS arrested 23 young men from Nimrod and al-Salamiya and beheaded them.“The deceased were accused of collaboration with the security forces and providing them with important information about the outfit’s movement in Nimrod.”In late July it was reported that ISIS was believed to have executed more than 100 people...
  • U.S. And Kurdish Forces Kill ISIS Oil Manager

    08/11/2016 3:46:30 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 12 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 11-08-2016 | spec ops
    A joint attack executed by Kurdish forces and United States Special Forces led to the death of the Islamic State fighter in charge of the terrorist group’s oil operations in Iraq and Syria, according to a new report by Reuters. Sami Jassim al-Jabouri, who had also been known to authorities as Haji Hamad, along with his assistant, were killed “in the vicinity of Qaim,” according to a statement released by the two parties that carried out the attack. A spokesman from the Pentagon added that coalition forces were still assessing the total results of the planned operation. "The mission was...
  • Germany mulls stripping citizenship from jihadists

    08/11/2016 6:12:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 11 Aug 2016 14:22 GMT+02:00 | AFP
    German citizens with dual nationality who fight for a terror group should be stripped of their German citizenship, the interior minister said Thursday, unveiling tough new measures after two attacks by Islamic State militants. “Germans who participate in fighting abroad for a terror militia and who have another citizenship should lose their German nationality,” Thomas de Maizičre said. Some 820 people have left Germany to fight alongside jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq, according to estimates by Germany’s secret services. With around one in three fighters having since returned to Germany, fears are running high of the threat they may...
  • Militants Blow Up Oil Well in Iraq’s Northern Kirkuk Province

    08/10/2016 9:27:42 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 6 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 10-08-2016 | War reporter
    A group of gunmen blew up a bomb at the Bai Hassan oil field in Iraq’s northern province of Kirkuk on Wednesday, China’s news agency Xinhua reported, citing a provincial police chief. So far no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. The Kurdish military forces, the Peshmerga, arrived at the scene after the militants had fled and found another two bombs at other installations in the oil field, but managed to defuse them. Last week, ISIS fighters killed five people in an attack on Bai Hassan, and attempted to take down a gas compression station nearby as well, where...
  • Christians say defeating IS won't make Iraq safe for them

    08/09/2016 11:33:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 9, 2016 2:30 PM EDT | Balint Szlanko
    As operations to retake the militant-held city of Mosul ramp up, Iraqi Christians displaced from the area by the Islamic State group say that even if the militants are defeated militarily, the country will not be safe for minorities. Qaraqosh, the biggest Christian town on the Nineveh plains in Iraq’s north, fell to IS more than two years ago and remains under militant control. Most of its displaced inhabitants are living in camps in Iraq’s Kurdish region. Hundreds of others fled to neighboring countries, Europe, the United States and further afield. …
  • Newly released US drone policy explains how targets can be chosen

    08/07/2016 4:34:59 PM PDT · by Enchante · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | August 6, 2016 | Kevin Bohn
    The policy document, known as the President Policy Guidance, or PPG, says counterterrorism operations, including lethal action against designated terrorist targets, "shall be discriminating and precise as reasonably possible" and says "direct action" against "high value targets" "will be taken only when there is near certainty that the individual being targeted is, in fact, the lawful target and located at the place where the action will occur."
  • Behold, a Pale Horse and its Rider’s Name Was Death

    08/07/2016 10:29:15 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 42 replies
    Paul Craig Roberts ^ | 05 August 2016 | Paul Craig Roberts
    I just listened to Obama give Washington’s account of the situation with ISIL in Iraq and Syria. In Obama’s account, Washington is defeating ISIL in Iraq, but Russia and Assad are defeating the Syrian people in Syria. Obama denounced Russia and the Syrian government—but not ISIL—as barbaric. The message was clear: Washington still intends to overthrow Assad and turn Syria into another Libya and another Iraq, formerly stable and prosperous countries where war now rages continually. It sickens me to hear the President of the United States lie and construct a false reality, so I turned off the broadcast. I...
  • Swedish church to use drones to drop thousands of Bibles in ISIS-controlled Iraq

    08/05/2016 9:36:42 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 46 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | Aug 5, 2016 | James Macintyre
    A major evangelical free church in Sweden is preparing to use drones to drop thousands of Bibles into areas of Iraq controlled by Islamic State.
  • OBAMA ILLEGALLY AIRLIFTED $400 MILLION IN CASH TO IRAN IN UNMARKED PLANE

    08/04/2016 10:16:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 90 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 3, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Funding Iran directly funds terrorism because the Iranian regime is effectively a terror state. Back in the Senate, Obama fought against the classification of the Revolutionary Guard, a key Iranian political-military institution, as terrorists. He's remained consistent since then. 3. This is simply treason. Obama is aiding and abetting the murder of Americans. He's funding terrorism. He's funding Iran's wars in the region, which aside from Israel, include campaigns in Iraq and Syria that have dragged the United States in. The Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January...
  • The Iraqi Air Force Just Got New Bomber Planes — By Arming Transports

    08/03/2016 6:54:09 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 03, 2016 | ARNAUD DELALANDE
    Iraqi air force pilot photo via Arnaud Delalande On July 17, 2016, the first photo appeared on social media depicting an Iraqi air force An-32B Cline transport aircraft carrying a bomb on an external pylon. ItÂ’s not the first time that transport aircraft have pulled double duty as bombers. Following Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, Iraq began to rebuild its air force, which had been decimated during the invasion. Most Iraqi combat aircraft were discovered by coalition forces in poor condition on various air bases, while others were found buried outside their bases or in nearby towns and villages where...
  • ISIS: Orlando Was 'Hate Crime' and Terror, But Stop Calling Attacks 'Senseless Violence'

    08/02/2016 8:23:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 31, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    In a new issue of their English-language Dabiq magazine, ISIS battles against the term "senseless violence" being used to describe their attacks, stressing that all of their crimes make perfect jihad sense.One of the articles in the 82-page "Break the Cross" issue, titled "Why We Hate You & Why We Fight You," notes that "shortly following the blessed attack on a sodomite, Crusader nightclub by the mujahid Omar Mateen, American politicians were quick to jump into the spotlight and denounce the shooting, declaring it a hate crime, an act of terrorism, and an act of senseless violence.""A hate crime? Yes....
  • Paris strikes astonishing partnership with secret Isis sponsor tied to Hillary Clinton [EXCLUSIVE]

    08/01/2016 9:53:49 AM PDT · by Homer1 · 12 replies
    The Canary ^ | 07/29/2016 | Nadeez Ahmed
    Documents obtained by several journalistic investigations reveal that Lafarge has paid taxes to the terror group to operate its cement plant in Syria, and even bought Isis oil for years. Lafarge also has close ties to Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Apart from being a regular donor to the Clinton Foundation, Clinton herself was a director of Lafarge in the early 1990s, and did legal work for the firm in the 1980s. During her connection to Lafarge, the firm was implicated in facilitating a CIA-backed covert arms export network to Saddam Hussein.
  • Iraq Minister says ISIS Leaders, Families Flee Mosul

    07/31/2016 5:44:54 PM PDT · by drewh · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | •July 31, 2016 | AFP
    Baghdad (AFP) - Iraq's Defence Minister Khalid al-Obeidi has said that Islamic State group leaders and their families have sold their belongings and fled Mosul as Iraqi forces close in on the northern city. Iraqi forces are conducting operations to set the stage for an assault on Mosul, the country's second city that has been held by IS since June 2014, but the final push to retake it is likely still months away. "A number of the families... and leaders of (IS) in Mosul, they and their families sold their belongings and withdrew towards Syria," whose border west of the...
  • The presidential campaign version of Houdini's Metamorphosis

    07/30/2016 12:35:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | July 30, 2016 | Susan Shelley
    Donald Trump is doing Harry Houdini’s act. In the 1890s, Houdini was famous for performing a trick he called “Metamorphosis.” The magician’s hands would be tied securely behind his back and he’d climb into a sack that was tied at the top with a knotted rope. Then the bag – with Houdini inside – was placed in a wooden trunk which was locked and secured with leather straps. Houdini’s wife and assistant, Bess, would draw a curtain around the locked trunk and step inside. The audience heard her clap her hands once, twice, three times – and on the third...
  • NBC Poll : Should America Accept Over 200.000 Refugees In 2017?

    07/29/2016 5:29:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 64 replies
    NBC Poll ^ | July 25, 2016 | nbcpoll
    With the latest wars and bombing in the middle east, there will be another wave of refugees from Syria,Iran,Iraq,Pakistan and more.Europe accepted and welcomed a lot of refugees in the past year or more,and since then the crime in Europe as well as bombings,terroristic attacks, and murders. The problem is that over 80% of the villains of the criminal cases come from one of the countries mentioned above,and people are starting to worry that they made one of the biggest mistakes in the 21st century.
  • In 1987, a Secret Iraqi Warplane Struck an American Frigate and Killed 37 Sailors

    07/27/2016 10:22:54 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    War is Boring ^ | July 27, 2016 | TOM COOPER
    USS ‘Stark’ as seen from USS ‘Conyngham’ on the morning of May 18, 1987, listing heavily to port. USS ‘Conyngham’ Association photo On May 17, 1987, the U.S. Navy guided missile frigate USS Stark was on a patrol in the central Persian Gulf, about three kilometers outside the Iraq-declared war-zone off the coast of Iran. Around 22.00hrs local time, Stark came under attack from an Iraqi air force fighter jet. Radars on the U.S. warship tracked the aircraft as it approached, and Capt. Glenn R. Brindel ordered his radioman to issue a warning and request the pilot to identify himself....
  • Bin Laden family gave $1 million to Carter

    06/02/2006 4:41:37 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 58 replies · 2,859+ views
    Bin Laden family gave $1 million to Carter Ex-president reportedly met with terror leader's brothers in 2000 Posted: June 2, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com Jimmy Carter speaking in Tokyo in 2003 (photo: United Nations University) Former President Jimmy Carter's center in Atlanta received more than $1 million from the family of Osama bin Laden, according to an investigative report. A brother of the al-Qaida terrorist leader, Bakr M. bin Laden, funneled the money to the Carter Center in Atlanta through the Saudi Bin Laden Group, according to Melanie Morgan, chairman of a group opposing the Georgia Democrat...
  • ISIS claims U.S. warplane shot down, crew killed (Dismissed by Pentagon)

    07/25/2016 12:48:02 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 48 replies
    The official news agency of the self-styled Islamic State claimed Monday that its forces shot down an American warplane. “The crew of the U.S. warplane that was shot down by Islamic State fighters near Ayn Asad Airbase is dead,” read a statement by the Amaq news agency. There was no immediate word from the Pentagon, nor did the Islamic State claim specify whether the air crew was killed in the crash or captured alive and executed.
  • Parents and two-year-old daughter burned alive after being caught trying to flee from ISIS in Iraq

    07/25/2016 10:25:21 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 25, 2016 | Julian Robinson
    A family including a two-year-old girl have been burned alive after they tried to escape from from ISIS savages in Iraq, it has emerged. The mother and father were captured along with their young daughter as they tried to flee from Rashad village, south west of Kirkuk in the north of the country. It comes amid claims ISIS fanatics have tasked members with tracking down families trying to run away from the terror group's territories in the area.
  • France to send artillery to Iraq in fight against ISIL

    07/25/2016 7:54:06 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    Aljazeera ^ | 22 July 2016
    French president announces plan to send artillery, but no ground troops, to combat ISIL in Iraq in August. ___ French President Francois Hollande has said that France will send heavy artillery to Iraq to support the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). An aide to the president told the AFP news agency that France would also send military advisors to train Iraqi forces in using the artillery. Elsewhere, protests erupted in Libya's capital, Tripoli, on Thursday following confirmation by Hollande that French special forces are operating in the country and that three French officers had...
  • Troops fear Obama rushing Mosul offensive to influence election

    07/24/2016 9:31:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 24, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    Some U.S. officers in Baghdad believe the Obama administration is rushing plans for a Mosul offensive so it takes place before the November presidential election, a retired general says. Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael D. Barbero said his contacts in Baghdad have relayed the concerns to him, fearing there is now an “artificial timeline” for what promises to be by far the toughest battle in the war against the Islamic State in Iraq.
  • Hannity Played the Sheila Macvicar 1999 ABC News Report: TARGET AMERICA: THE TERRORIST WAR

    10/08/2004 5:29:04 PM PDT · by christie · 18 replies · 2,329+ views
    Hannity and Radio America ^ | January 14, 1999 | ABC News
    . Sean played this segment of the TV show TARGET AMERICA: THE TERRORIST WAR which is available on an MP3 file. http://www.radioamerica.org/audio/MR_ABC-Osama-Hussein-connections.mp3This was part of a "Crime and Justice" show originally aired January 14, 1999 on ABC News with John Miller, John McWethy, Sheila Macvica, and Cynthi McFadden. Here is the transcript of the segment on the MP3. This is just a small portion of the show. In Germany, Mamdouh Salim, alleged to be a key military advisor and believed to be privy to bin Laden's most secret projects, is also apprehended. The U.S. government alleges he was under secret...
  • FBI warns of Islamic State threat to Mississippi River bridge

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI has warned local authorities of a threat that Islamic State militants would blow up the Memphis & Arkansas Bridge spanning the Mississippi River, an agency spokesman said on Tuesday. The bridge is a major route connecting Tennessee and Arkansas. The Federal Bureau of Investigation passed the threat on to local police in a bulletin out of an "abundance of caution," spokesman Chris Allen said. "This is an unsubstantiated, anonymous threat," he said, adding that there was no useful intelligence arising from it. Allen had no details on when the threat was received or how. The...
  • ‘Chaldean League’ urges Christians to stay in Iraq despite ISIS

    07/12/2016 1:13:16 AM PDT · by Cronos · 3 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 28 June 2016 | Al Arabiya
    An Iraqi Catholic group called the Chaldean League has urged Christians to stay put in their native land, saying “ISIS terrorism will soon go away,” local media reported on Tuesday. “Christians in Iraq must stay in their land and to stop migrating,” Safa Sabah Hindi, the head of Chaldean League, said in a statement reported by Iraq-based Al-Sumaria News website. The Chaldean League, headquartered in Iraq, was formed last year to unite Iraqi Catholics in the country and abroad. He added: “Christians are one of the main edifice for building Iraq and one of its cultural civilizational pillars, who add...
  • State Department Whistleblower..Seeks Congressional Protection After State Threatens Her Kids

    06/12/2013 7:58:29 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 149 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6-12-2013 | Bryan Preston
    June 12, 2013 State Department Whistleblower, a Career Foreign Service Officer, Seeks Congressional Protection After State Threatens Her Kids Bryan Preston The State Department whistleblower is Aurelia Fedenisn. She worked in the department’s inspector general’s office until her retirement in December 2012. According to USA Today, she has sought protection as an official whistleblower after the State Department directly threatened her, once at her home. It threatened her with criminal charges when she turned over documents to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) showing evidence that the department had watered down her report, in which she alleged that the department at the...
  • Ben Affleck Goes on Vulgar Tirade About Cowardly [Bleeping] Democrats Caving on Iraq

    05/26/2007 9:04:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 109 replies · 6,865+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 26, 2007 | Noel Sheppard
    If you had any questions about how antiwar liberals were going to respond when the Democrats didn't withdraw American troops from Iraq like they promised during the 2006 campaign, you got your answers last night on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher." When the host moved the discussion to what the panel thought of "the Democrats, you know, caving in on this Iraq spending bill," actor Ben Affleck went on a tirade about these "f***ing people," saying that the "Democrats live in fear of basically, you know, being called cowards" and of "looking like p***ies." Affleck concluded his attack on his...
  • Affleck: Bush 'Can Be Hung' for Leakgate

    04/08/2006 8:16:12 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 225 replies · 7,061+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 4/8/06 | NewsMax
    Actor Ben Affleck has made it very clear where his sympathies lie in the Leakgate affair -- and it isn't with the White House. Appearing on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher," Affleck charged that President Bush "probably also leaked” CIA agent Valerie Plame's name and so "if he did, you can be hung for that! That's treason!” He continued: "You could be killed. That's not a joking around Tom DeLay 'I'll do a year, I bribed the state officials with corporate money.' That's like they shoot you in the battlefield for doing that.” Affleck also called DeLay a "criminal."
  • Ben Affleck: Bush Can Be Hung for 'Leaks' in Plamegate

    04/09/2006 5:41:46 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 93 replies · 2,998+ views
    National Ledger ^ | April 9, 2006 | Josh Hart
    Ben Affleck: Bush Can Be Hung for 'Leaks' in Plamegate By Josh Hart Apr 9, 2006 Actor Ben Affleck suggested this weekend on 'Real Time with Bill Maher' that President Bush “probably leaked” Valerie Plame's name and so “if he did, you can be hung for that! That's treason!” The would be politician and Democrat went through this exchange according to News Busters that gives a brief and rough transcript on how Mr. Affleck came to this conclusion. *** The panel guests were Senator Joe Biden (D-DE) who was quite humorous as he let loose with some funny four-quotes. Bill...
  • Judith Miller Recants; Where's the Media?

    07/10/2016 4:50:55 PM PDT · by Enchante · 23 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 18, 2015 | Peter Berkowitz
    In “The Story: A Reporter’s Journey,” which hit book store shelves Tuesday, April 7, former New York Times reporter Judith Miller revealed in the final chapter that she now believes that she was induced by then-Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald to give false testimony in the 2007 trial of I. “Lewis” Scooter Libby, former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney. Given that Fitzgerald’s three-and-a-half year-long investigation and prosecution of Libby riveted the nation’s capital and generated vast news coverage implying, when not outright declaring, that the Bush administration lied the nation into war, one might think that recantation...
  • Tehran Is Launching Attacks on Iranian Dissidents in Iraq

    07/10/2016 11:45:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 10, 2016 | Raymond Tanter
    On July 4, 2016 (8:35 pm Iraqi time), over 50 missiles were fired against Camp Liberty. Because of the proximity of TehranÂ’s militias in range of Camp Liberty, it appears as if they were launched by those affiliated with the Quds Force of IranÂ’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Damage assessment reveals that parts of the camp were completely destroyed. As many as 40 residents were injured, and astonishingly no one was killed during this massive attack.Nevertheless, each time the oppressors of Liberty get away with attacking the camp it increases the likelihood of even more hostile assaults in the future.Once...
  • Clinton backers nix Israel 'occupation' add to Democratic platform

    07/10/2016 1:26:50 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 9 replies
    Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday rejected a proposal to include a statement in the party's platform calling for Israel's "end to occupations and illegal settlements," CNN reported. ... While the committee voted against the addition 95-73, CNN reported that the move garnered the loudest negative response of the day from the audience. ... One crowd member was escorted out of the meeting after he stood up and yelled that the party had "sold out" to AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee).
  • Head of Fallujah liberation offers views on upcoming Mosul battle

    07/08/2016 9:35:11 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 2 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | Mustafa Saadoun
    On the outskirts of Fallujah, the commander of the Fallujah liberation operations, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi, stood smiling and surrounded by troops from the Counterterrorism Service. He talked to them about the city, long touted as impregnable to any outside force. His men laughed heartily and shared stories of the storming of the city. He exchanged bits of conversation with them, agreeing with some and disagreeing with others. He joked with them all, as they stood by him taking pictures. Since the Fallujah offensive was launched, social networking sites have been awash with smiling selfies showing Iraqi army soldiers and...
  • Paris calls public school map showing Israel as ‘Palestine’ a ‘production error’

    10/01/2015 8:24:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | September 29, 2015 8:42am
    Responding to parents who complained about the distribution at public schools of a map which labeled Israel as “Palestine,” the City of Paris said it was the result of “a simple production error.” The city’s media department gave the explanation in a statement it published Friday about the distribution earlier this year to elementary school pupils of a calendar that contains a map of Europe and parts of the Middle East. The map, which ends north of central Israel and the West Bank, designates the territory of Israel included in it as “Palestine,” alongside Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Turkey. In...