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  • 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 Reporters 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 Fitzgeralds three-and-a-half year-long investigation and prosecution of Libby riveted the nations 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 Tehran’s militias in range of Camp Liberty, it appears as if they were launched by those affiliated with the Quds Force of Iran’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 citys 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...
  • Landmark NATO Summit to begin in Warsaw

    07/07/2016 6:04:15 AM PDT · by Cronos · 5 replies
    Nato ^ | 7 July 2016 | Nato
    On Friday and Saturday (8-9 July 2016), the leaders of the 28 NATO Allies and many partner nations will meet for a landmark Warsaw Summit. Together, they will take decisions to enhance the Alliances security by strengthening its deterrence and defence, and projecting stability beyond its borders. Allies will agree to deploy four robust and multinational battalions to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, on a rotational basis. A multinational framework brigade in Romania will provide a tailored presence in south-eastern Europe. NATO will also take further steps to improve cyber defences, civil preparedness and to defend against ballistic missile attack...
  • Iranian commander: Ground is ready to destroy 'Zionist regime'

    07/06/2016 10:55:16 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/7/16 | Elad Benari
    A senior commander in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) recently threatened Israel, saying the ground is ready for the annihilation of the Zionist regime. The comments by IRGC Deputy Commander Hossein Salami were made at a sermon in Tehran this past Friday prior to prayers marking Al-Quds Day. He also declared that Iran has over 100,000 missiles waiting in Lebanon alone and that tens of thousands of other missiles were placed throughout the Muslim world in order to wipe "the accursed black dot" that is Israel from the map of the world. Salami also threatened Kurdish leaders...
  • Iranian military official: We have 100,000 missiles in Lebanon ready to hit Israel

    07/04/2016 2:36:20 PM PDT · by Roberts · 31 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7/3/16 | Ariel Ben Solomon
    President Hassan Rouhani said the last years nuclear deal was the cheapest way to achieve Irans goals and interests. Speaking in Tehran on Saturday at an iftar meal breaking the Ramadan fast, Rouhani said the pre-Iran nuclear-deal era is past and Iran now needs to take advantage of the new atmosphere to pursue its national interests more than before, Irans Islamic Republic News Agency reported. The countrys supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday called for student associations to establish a unified anti-US and anti-Zionist front among the Muslim worlds students, Tasnim News Agency reported. By using advanced means of...
  • In anger, Obama questioned necessity of Israel's qualitative military edge

    06/20/2016 4:41:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/20/16 | Michael Wilner
    WASHINGTON -- Frustrated over a stall in an arms sale to Saudi Arabia, Obama once questioned the necessity of maintaining Israel's qualitative military edge in the region, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Monday. Panetta was confirming a report from Atlantic writer Jeffrey Goldberg, who attributed the claim to him in an article on Obama's foreign policy doctrine published last March. The former Pentagon chief said the White House, at the time, was deeply concerned that Israel was preparing to unilaterally strike Iran. Simultaneously, the administration was also hoping to complete with Riyadh a significant sale of fighter jets....
  • Chilcot inquiry: What Tony Blair and George W. Bush left behind in Iraq

    07/06/2016 11:55:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 4 replies
    Baghdad, Iraq (CNN)"Our armies do not come into your cities and lands as conquerors or enemies, but as liberators," read the proclamation to the people of Iraq. These could have been the words of British Prime Minister Tony Blair or President George W. Bush at the time of the invasion of Iraq in 2003. But it dates back to 1917, penned by Lieutenant General Sir Stanley Maude, the commander of British forces in Iraq. The British occupation that followed was messy, though not as messy as its modern U.S.-led version. Then, the people of Iraq waged a bloody insurrection against...
  • The continuing reign of terror in Iran

    07/04/2016 3:34:37 AM PDT · by Keyvan Salami · 9 replies
    Keyvan Salami
    Three years into the tenure of Hassan Rouhani who himself and many in the West promised to be a moderate and reformist poised to bring about change in Iran, we have only witnessed an unprecedented spike in human rights violations, including horrendous public floggings and especially executions. Overt 2,400 executions in the past three years is the report card Iran and Rouhani carry, with Amnesty International and many other international human rights organizations registering Iran sent nearly 1,000 people to the gallows in 2015 alone. Various religious minorities, including Arabs, Bahais, Christians, Jews and others have also been targeted...
  • Key findings of UK's inquiry into Iraq war

    07/06/2016 6:13:14 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 44 replies
    AP ^ | July 6, 2016
    LONDON (AP) The long awaited British inquiry into the 2003 invasion of Iraq has been published. Led by former senior civil servant John Chilcot, the report took over seven years to prepare and runs over two million words. The report did not analyze the legality of the invasion and instead focused on the British decision-making process in the run up to the war in 2003.
  • Donald Trump offers praise for Saddam Hussein at North Carolina rally

    07/05/2016 6:25:48 PM PDT · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 127 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7/5/2016 | Scott Bixby
    Donald Trump, speaking in North Carolina, just praised deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein as a killer of terrorists, noting that Hussein didnt read them the rights before executing them. Saddam Hussein was a bad guy, right? He was a bad guy. Really bad guy, Trump begins. But you know what he did well? He killed terrorists. He did that so good. They didnt read them the rights, they didnt talk. They were a terrorists - it was over. Today, Iraq is Harvard for terrorism. Hussein was labelled a major sponsor of terrorism by the American government for decades, a status...
  • Odierno also asked for him [Hillary email]

    07/05/2016 5:58:57 PM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 10 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | Hillary Clinton
    UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05774970 Date: 09/30/2015 RELEASE IN PART B5,B6 From: H Sent: Sunday, March 14, 2010 10:34 AM To: 'millscd@state.gov' Subject: Re: iraq Odierno also asked for him and based on that we've already told him and our civ-mil B5 Baghdad team is expecting him. B6
  • Reuters Headline Labels CIA Traitor Whistle-Blower

    01/09/2008 1:32:17 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 10 replies · 201+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 9, 2008 - 16:03 ET | Matthew Balan |
    Reuters, in its headline for a story reporting the death of Philip Agee, a former CIA agent turned traitor, labeled Agee a "CIA whistle-blower" ("CIA whistle-blower Philip Agee dies in Cuba [1]"). As the blog Little Green Footballs put it [2], Agee was "the traitor who exposed fellow CIA agents to violence and murder by revealing their names" in his 1975 book "Inside the Company: A CIA Diary." Agee, who had worked for the CIA for 12 years both in the United States and in Latin America, resigned from the Agency in 1968 after expressing "disagreement with U.S. support for...
  • Massive Airstrike Leaves ISIS with About 120 Fewer Toyota Pickups

    07/05/2016 2:15:39 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 45 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 7/5/2106 | Steph Willems
    Its a well-known fact that Islamic State fighters enjoy using hardy Toyota pickups in their pursuit of cleansing the Middle East of people even slightly different from themselves, but theyll need to restock after last week. Recent Allied military advances, including a huge, weeks-long push that liberated the Iraqi city of Fallujah, have ISIS on the run, and the U.S. Air Forces best aerial hardware just caught a huge number of their vehicles making a break for it. The results, as Defense Department video of the strike shows, wasnt pretty for the insurgents or their trucks.
  • Iraq Using Mil Mi-28 Attack Helicopters Against Daesh

    07/05/2016 6:18:35 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    AINonline ^ | July 05, 2016 | Vladimir Karnozov
    The Iraq defense ministry reported that Mil-28N attack helicopters received recently from Russia played an important part in the recent recapture of Fallujah and Ramadi from Islamic State or Daesh. Iraq is the first export customer for the Mi-28NE, having bought 15 of them as part of a package worth more than $1billion that was agreed in 2012, and that also included 28 Mi-35 attack helicopters. Iraq received the first of 11 factory-standard Mi-28NEs in 2014. The remaining four are improved Mi-28NME night-fighting versions additionally equipped with a mast-mounted radar and dual flight controls, for two pilots in tandem seating...
  • Wikileaks publishes Clinton war emails

    07/04/2016 8:47:43 PM PDT · by Enchante · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 4, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    WikiLeaks on Monday published more than 1,000 emails from Hillary Clinton's private server during her time as secretary of State about the Iraq War. The website tweeted a link to 1,258 emails that Clinton, now the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee sent and received. They stem from a trove of emails released by State Department in February. WikiLeaks combed through the emails to find all the messages that reference the Iraq War.
  • Where is the peace? (Ithaca newspaper mourns loss of Saddam)

    03/20/2004 7:36:35 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 23 replies · 289+ views
    Ithaca Journal ^ | Originally published Saturday, March 20, 2004 | Gannett News Service
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- An old Arab proverb says tyranny is better than anarchy. A year after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq on March 19, 2003, Iraqis have scarcely had a day free of bedlam. That point was driven home Wednesday with the devastating bombing of a hotel in central Baghdad that killed dozens of people just two days before the war's one-year anniversary. Perhaps the worst day of violence was March 2, when suicide bombers attacked Shiite shrines in the holy city of Karbala and in Baghdad, killing more than 180 people. That attack, more than any other, has raised...
  • Charred bodies still being pulled from Baghdad bombing that killed 200

    07/04/2016 7:11:32 AM PDT · by libstripper · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | July 4, 2016 | Mohammed Tawfek
    (CNN) — Nearly two days after a suicide truck bomb ripped through Baghdad, families are still hoping that rescuers searching through the rubble can locate the bodies of their loved ones. The Saturday night attack on a busy shopping district was the deadliest single incident in the Iraq's war-weary capital in years, killing at least 200 people, Mohamed al-Rubaye‎, the deputy head of the security committee of the Baghdad Provincial Council, said on Afaq TV Monday.
  • Baghdad attacks kill 126, including 25 children; ISIS claims responsibility

    07/03/2016 1:30:23 PM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | July 3, 2016 | Mohammed Tawfeeq and Susanna Capelouto,
    For the third time in a week terrorists carried out a mass slaughter of civilians - with ISIS claiming responsibility. A suicide car bomb killed 125 people, including 25 children, Saturday evening in a busy shopping district in Baghdad. It was the deadliest attack in Iraq in many years. Families had gathered in the popular area to break the Ramadan fast and watch the Euro 2016 soccer tournament in a cafe when a suicide car bomb exploded, ripping through a multi-level building that also housed stores and a gym.
  • Obama retreats from Putin in Syria again

    07/02/2016 8:41:31 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    WaPo ^ | July 2, 2016
    Obama retreats from Putin in Syria again By Editorial Board July 2 at 4:46 PM FOR SEVERAL years, the Obama administrations Syria policy has been stuck in a cycle of failure. Secretary of State John F. Kerry negotiates deals with Russia to end the fighting or create a new government in Damascus, while warning that if they are not respected by Russian President Vladimir Putin or Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the United States will consider other options, such as stepping up support for Syrian rebels. In every case, the Russian and Syrian regimes have betrayed their commitments, continuing to...
  • 91 Killed In Two ISIS-Claimed Baghdad Bombings

    07/03/2016 7:18:46 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    BREITBART LONDON ^ | July 3,2016
    At least 91 people were killed Sunday in two bombings in the Iraqi capital, including a large-scale attack claimed by the Islamic State group that killed 86 people among them 15 children in a central shopping district, officials said. The bombings demonstrated the extremists ability to mount significant attacks despite major battlefield losses, including the city of Fallujah, which was declared fully liberated from IS just over a week ago. The deadliest attack took place in the central Karada district of Baghdad, where a suicide bomber blew up his explosives-laded pickup truck outside a crowded shopping center, killing...
  • At least 75 dead in Isil-claimed Baghdad suicide bombing

    07/03/2016 1:51:16 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 57 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | July 3, 2016 | Agence France-Presse
    A suicide car bombing claimed by Isil killed at least 75 people in a Baghdad shopping district in the early hours of Sunday, officials said, the deadliest single attack in the capital this year. The blast, which ripped through a street in the Karrada area where many people go to shop ahead of the holiday marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, also wounded more than 130 people, security and medical officials said. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) issued a statement claiming the suicide car bombing, saying it was carried out by an Iraqi...
  • Sources: Obama to reveal civilian deaths from drones

    07/01/2016 9:14:31 AM PDT · by McGruff · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 01, 2016
    President Barack Obama is expected to disclose as early as Friday the number of civilians killed in U.S. military and CIA drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Africa since he took office and will issue an executive order that makes protecting civilians a more integral part of planning U.S. military operations, according to activists and other individuals familiar with the report. The White House is to disclose the casualties with a range of numbers indicating that an estimated 100 civilians have been inadvertently killed by 500 drone strikes since 2009. The estimate is said to cover drone strikes in Pakistan,...
  • Chobani doubles down on hiring Mideast refugees

    06/30/2016 6:30:24 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    WND ^ | 6/30/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    Chobani, owned by a Turkish Muslim immigrant, has filled 30 percent of its 600 positions at the worlds largest Yogurt plant in Twin Falls, Idaho, ... This comes at a time when Twin Falls is embroiled in a firestorm of controversy involving a sexual assault of a 5-year-old special-needs girl by refugee boys from Sudan and Iraq. The citys mayor, Shawn Barigar ... was instrumental in recruiting Chobani to Twin Falls back in 2011, and he now plays a dual role of elected official and president/CEO of the local Chamber of Commerce. ... Goldman Sachs, United Parcel Service, HP ,...
  • Islamic State routs Pentagon-backed Syrian rebels in fresh setback for U.S. strategy

    06/30/2016 12:29:40 AM PDT · by Cronos · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 29 June 2016 | Liz Sly
    The U.S. militarys efforts to confront the Islamic State in Syria suffered another setback Wednesday after the militants routed the only group to have survived intact an ill-fated Pentagon program to train and equip moderate rebels last year. The U.S.-backed New Syrian Army said it was forced to withdraw its forces to its base at Tanf near the Jordanian border after launching what to have been a poorly conceived offensive aimed at capturing the strategically important eastern Syrian town of Abu Kamal on the Syrian-Iraqi border. Islamic State claims published by its Amaq news agency that its fighters had killed...
  • US airstrikes kill at least 250 ISIS fighters in convoy outside Fallujah, official says

    06/29/2016 5:20:36 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 56 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Foxnews.Com
    A series of American airstrikes killed at least 250 ISIS fighters driving in a convoy outside Fallujah on Wednesday, a senior U.S. defense official confirmed to Fox News.
  • Trump gets it right on Jerusalem

    06/29/2016 7:11:44 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | Jason Greenblatt
    It seems to be a regular feature of the U.S presidential election cycle: Candidates from both parties solemnly pledge to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, only to sidestep the issue upon taking office. Shouldn't the selection of a capital city rest solely with the people of the country who reside there? Donald Trump believes it should. As president, he would recognize the right of the Israeli people to choose their capital city (a choice, incidentally, that has remained unchanged throughout 3,500 years of uninterrupted Jewish presence in Israel). That choice is Jerusalem. Ever since King David established Jerusalem as the...
  • Istanbul airport attacks: 28 killed, 60 wounded in suicide attacks at Ataturk airport in Turkey

    06/28/2016 2:19:42 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 45 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | 28 JUNE 2016 | David Lawler
    Istanbul governor: 28 killed and 60 wounded We have just received an update on the casualties from the attack from Istanbul's governor. At least 28 people have died, with approximately 60 more wounded.
  • Sunni Iraqi Cleric: ISIS is a Marionette in the Hands of Netanyahu; Al-Baghdadi Stupid, Cannot Be...

    06/27/2016 9:44:25 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 10 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 6/11/16 | Sumaria TV (Iraq)
    In a recent TV interview, Sunni Iraqi cleric Sheikh Ahmad Al-Kubeisi said that ISIS was an asset in the hands of Netanyahu, who "holds the remote control" and "gives orders to all the rulers of America, Europe, and elsewhere" and that the Jews are the masters of the land today. Al-Kubeisi further said that his fatwa ruling that people killed fighting ISIS were martyrs did not apply to the mostly-Shiite militia Popular Mobilization Units, because they "are killing Muslims just because they are Sunnis." Asked about Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, he said that he was "so stupid that when he was...
  • ISIS Jihadists Caught This Week in California and Indiana

    06/24/2016 11:51:57 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    Counter Jihad ^ | 24 June 2016 | Bruce Cornibe
    This week Americans were reminded yet again of the growing jihadist problem in the U.S. The first case deals with two California men that tried to join ISIS and who were convicted Tuesday of conspiracy to aid a foreign terrorist organization. The Times of Israel shows the motivation behind the two men: The FBI affidavit said the men shared their support for the Islamic State in conversation and on social media, sharing photos of unbelievers being beheaded and expressing wishes to die as martyrs. Elhuzayel [one of the convicted men] had sworn allegiance to the leader of IS on a...
  • Ayatollah Khamenei is Dead, but Remains Alive [DEBKA]

    06/25/2016 2:08:08 PM PDT · by Jumper · 259 replies
    Debka ^ | June 25,2016 | self
    Ayatollah Khamenei reported Dead
  • USA Losing to ISIS: Obama's Defense Official Defends ISIS' "Right" to Internet Services in Raqqa

    06/24/2016 10:30:04 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | June 22, 2016 | SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR.
    Thornberry Fears Bureaucracy Hamstrings Cyber Vs. ISIS WASHINGTON: Why does the internet still work in Raqqa? That simple question about the Syrian capital of Daesh, the self-proclaimed Islamic State, posed today by retired fighter pilot Rep. Martha McSally, goes to the heart of how the military will use or refrain from using cyber weapons. It goes to deep suspicions that President Obamas swollen National Security Council staff is micromanaging the military. No less a figure than House Armed Services Committee chairman Mac Thornberry voiced deep concern that we are bureaucratizing the cyber force at birth. All too often...
  • UN Schools Caught Teaching Arab Children to Wage Jihad on Jews

    06/23/2016 5:04:00 AM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 June 2016 | Alex Newman
    Using funding from Western taxpayers, and Americans in particular, United Nations schools are teaching Arab children to glorify terrorism and wage constant war against their Jewish neighbors, according to a new film. In the explosive documentary released late last month by a pro-Israel watchdog group, schools run by the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) are even exposed offering military-style training to young children. That training, combined with a curriculum that teaches fervent hatred of Jews, is a recipe for disaster, the producer said, citing the recent wave of attacks. But now, U.S. lawmakers are speaking out, with media reports...
  • Payback: Israel Destroys Home of Palestinian Terrorist Who Killed US Veteran

    06/23/2016 4:39:34 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jun 22, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    The Israeli military has demolished the home of the Palestinian terrorist who fatally stabbed American tourist and former U.S. Army officer Taylor Force in a terror attack back in March. Ten others were also wounded in the attack. The troops entered the West Bank village of Hajjah early on Tuesday to knock down the residence of Bashar Masalha. [] Force was a Vanderbilt University graduate student visiting Israel during a school trip. He previously graduated from West Point and served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Masalha was killed by police after the attack. The assault was part of...
  • U.S. military says will not disclose details on injured service members

    06/21/2016 1:53:29 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 21,2016 | (Reporting by Idrees Ali; Editing by Leslie Adler)
    The U.S. military will not provide details on specific cases of American service members injured in Iraq and Syria because it could give information to Islamic State militants, a Pentagon spokesman said on Tuesday The spokesman, Peter Cook, was responding to a question at a Pentagon press briefing seeking confirmation that four Americans had been wounded in Syria earlier this month. Cook said there had been no a change in policy and aggregate numbers would still be provided. "Our policy is not to identify wounded service members for a variety of reasons, including operational security, including privacy reasons," Cook said....