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  • Trump’s Ceiling of Support May Be Limited

    02/13/2016 12:50:30 PM PST · by TBBT · 231 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 2/11/16 | Sean Trende
    Few professional analysts seriously expected six months ago that Donald Trump could win the Republican nomination. But after Tuesday night, it is a clear possibility. How much of a possibility? To get that answer right, it is important to understand some things about the Trump phenomenon. Perhaps most important, Trump's campaign is not a Tea Party phenomenon. While there's been a tendency to try to lump Trump in with various G.O.P. insurgencies of the last few years, that role is best filled by Sen. Ted Cruz, who really occupies the "Tea Party lane" of the G.O.P. primary more cleanly. Instead,...
  • Obama's foreign policy incompetence encouraging Putin to go to war with Turkey

    02/13/2016 7:35:49 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12 Feb, 2016 | Rick Moran
    I remember a lot of people speculating about what would have happened in the world if Jimmy Carter had been elected to a second term. Many believed that the Soviets would have taken advantage of Carter's weakness and confusion to confront NATO, believing that the U.S. would be paralyzed into inaction. Something similar could happen today, according to some analysts. Vladimir Putin's saber-rattling at Turkey could become more than bluster if the Russian strongman doesn't think that the U.S. and NATO would go to war if Moscow attacked Turkey. The Russians are beginning military exercises in the region immediately adjacent...
  • Russia May Soon Ink Free Trade Pact With Israel

    02/13/2016 5:52:41 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 35 replies
    RT ^ | 12 Feb, 2016 | RT
    Moscow and Tel Aviv are planning to sign a free trade agreement in the near future, Russian Deputy Agriculture Minister Sergey Levin told journalists on Friday. "Such decisions aim at maximizing cooperation between Russia and Israel in terms of agriculture and new technologies; creation of joint ventures, as well as the prospects of a free trade zone agreement which the government expects to sign with Israel as soon as possible," Levin said following Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich's meeting with Israeli businessmen. Israel's Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel also expressed hopes the two countries would sign the agreement soon....
  • Former IDF-General: Israel’s Next Northern War Will Be With Lebanon, Not Just Hezbollah

    02/11/2016 3:53:47 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 8 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 26 Jan 2016 | Staff
    “The next war in the North will have to be against Lebanon because Hezbollah is a part of the Lebanese system,” Maj. Gen. (res.) Giora Eiland told Walla News on Wednesday. Eiland, former head of the IDF Planning Directorate and National Security Council, was responding to IDF assessments earlier this week which said that although the chances for armed conflict with Hezbollah at the moment are very low, if a confrontation were to occur, ...
  • Frank Gaffney: Southern Poverty Law Center Is Acting as a Surrogate Group for Islamic Supremacists

    02/13/2016 7:32:29 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 12 Feb 2016 | Jordan Schachtel
    Frank Gaffney, the founder and president of the Center for Security Policy, tells One America News Network that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is attempting to silence him for speaking out about the threat posed by radical Islam. ... Gaffney said that the SPLC used to be a legitimate civil rights organization, but now the group is a militant left wing outfit that targets pro-freedom groups. "These days ... It seems as though the Southern Poverty Law Center is now mostly about trying to suppress freedom of speech by people like us and others they disagree with politically," he...
  • MACHETE-WIELDING MAN KNOWN TO FBI

    02/12/2016 6:31:11 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 28 replies
    ABC NEWS 7 ^ | 12 FEBRUARY 2016 | ABC NEWS 7
    The machete-wielding man who allegedly injured four people in an attack at an Ohio restaurant before he was shot and killed by police was known to the FBI, but not under full scale investigation, law enforcement sources tell ABC News. The suspect, identified as Mohamed Barry, 30, according to Franklin County Coroner Dr. Anahi Ortiz, was in a law enforcement database which includes names potentially related to terrorism, sources said. Being in the database would have flagged him if he came in contact with local authorities. The FBI is investigating the suspect's motive, Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs said at...
  • Machete-Wielding Muslim Man Attacks Israeli-Christian’s Ohio Restaurant, Several Wounded

    02/12/2016 3:46:12 PM PST · by kindred · 49 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/ ^ | 2/12/16 | Jordan Schachtel
    Police have shot and killed a man who allegedly attacked patrons of a Columbus, Ohio, restaurant Thursday night, wounding several people. One of the victims is in critical condition, according to reports. The suspected attacker is a Somali national named Mohammad Barry, CBS reports. There are also reports that Barry was on a terrorist watchlist. “Law enforcement is concerned that this incident has the hallmarks of the type of so-called “lone wolf” terrorist attack that they have been working to stop,” the report reads. The suspect entered the restaurant earlier in the day and asked for the owner. He was...
  • Terror in Ohio: Was Restaurant Targeted In Machete Attack Because of Israeli Owner?

    02/12/2016 1:16:39 PM PST · by BigEdLB · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2/12/16 | Patrick Poole
    CBS News is reporting that the FBI is investigating the incident as a lone wolf terror attack. Suspect is a Somali, Mohamed Barry: CBS News has identified the suspect as Mohamed Barry, however neither 10TV nor Columbus Police have confirmed the suspect’s name. CBS News also reports Barry has a Somali background and may have traveled to Dubai in 2012. Law enforcement tells them the incident appears to be the type of “lone wolf terrorist attacks they’re trying to stop.” The FBI is assisting in the investigation. Original post: A suspect who attacked patrons and staff at the Nazareth Restaurant...
  • Alleged ISIS sympathizer arrested in Montesano

    02/12/2016 9:39:28 AM PST · by gettinolder · 5 replies
    CNN Wire via Q13 Fox ^ | FEBRUARY 8, 2016 | Tom Yazwinski
    CNN) -- The Joint Terrorism Task Force in Seattle arrested Daniel Seth Franey during a raid at his home in Montesano, Washington, on Saturday and charged him with unlawful possession of guns, including machine guns. Franey landed on law enforcement's radar in April 2015 when a witness went to police to alert them Franey "regularly talked about his support for ISIL and claimed he wanted to go oversees to 'join the fight,'" according to the criminal complaint filed in federal court. The witness said Franey talked about "his desire to kill Americans" and that he "wants to travel to Afghanistan...
  • Jihad in Columbus: Somali Muslim Attacks Restaurant Owned by Israeli Christian

    02/12/2016 9:05:56 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 31 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 12 Feb, 2016 | Daniel Horowitz
    Here we go again. As you slept comfortably in your bed last night there was another terrorist attack on U.S. soil. There is a total media blackout and no buzz on twitter, but a Somali man, Mohamed Barry, is a suspect in a machete attack on a restaurant in Columbus, Ohio. The Nazareth Restaurant is owned by an Israeli Christian so it's not a surprise that it would be a target for jihad. Four people were hospitalized, one with critical injuries.
  • Cops kill man after machete attack at Ohio deli

    02/12/2016 7:58:47 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 12, 2016
    Cops kill man after machete attack at Ohio deli Last Updated Feb 12, 2016 8:17 AM EST COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Police shot and killed a man who stormed into a central Ohio restaurant wielding a machete and randomly attacking people as they sat unsuspectingly at their dinner tables, authorities said. Four people were injured in the brutal attack Thursday evening at Nazareth Restaurant and Deli, a Mediterranean restaurant in Columbus. The victims were taken to an area hospital and were expected to recover. CBS News has learned that investigators have identified the suspected attacker as Mohammad Barry. CBS News homeland...
  • WATCH – ‘Mein Jihad’: German Govt’s Propaganda Unit Funds Pro-Jihad Infomercial

    02/12/2016 6:53:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 12, 2016 | Oliver JJ Lane
    The Federal political education agency which inherited Nazi-era Joseph Goebbels’s state propaganda machine has released a new video encouraging young Muslim women in Germany to pursue jihad. Entitled ‘Mein Jihad’, the video opens by translating jihad into German, calling it ‘Anstrengung’, or ‘Kampf’ — literally Mein Kampf, or ‘my struggle‘ — and works to put a positive spin on the global phenomenon of jihad.
  • Op-Ed: A courageous idea to stop the murders

    02/10/2016 3:49:04 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/2/16 | Leonie Ben Simon
    t takes a village to raise a child. Children are being raised in many Arab villages to hate from birth with the ultimate aim and honour of being a shahid – a martyr - if they kill Jews. Their schoolbooks and their media bring them up to believe this. Their teachers, their parents and their whole villages dance and celebrate when Jews are murdered by their own teenagers. It is no accident that their young people are murdering Jews. All efforts to stop this have not worked. The left has failed miserably in its integration efforts. Politicians are afraid of...
  • Sprint and stab: Footage shows Arab attack on Israeli jogger

    02/10/2016 3:39:37 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/2/16 | Ari Soffer
    Police have released footage showing the moment an Arab terrorist stabbed and seriously wounded an Israeli jogger in Gush Etzion, and then fled from the scene. His victim, a Jewish man in his 30s, had been running outside the town of Neve Daniel when he was stabbed and seriously injured. He managed to reach the gate of the town, where security guards called an ambulance and initiated a manhunt. Following the attack, security forces closed off the Arab village of Nahalin, where the attacker is believed to have come from and fled to, as part of efforts to track him...
  • Report on Syria conflict finds 11.5% of population killed or injured

    02/10/2016 4:51:52 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 10 February 2016 | Ian Black
    Syria’s national wealth, infrastructure and institutions have been “almost obliterated” by the “catastrophic impact” of nearly five years of conflict, a new report has found. Fatalities caused by war, directly and indirectly, amount to 470,000, according to the Syrian Centre for Policy Research (SCPR) – a far higher total than the figure of 250,000 used by the United Nations until it stopped collecting statistics 18 months ago. In all, 11.5% of the country’s population have been killed or injured since the crisis erupted in March 2011, the report estimates. The number of wounded is put at 1.9 million. Life expectancy...
  • Russia raises spectre of permanent or 'world war' if Syria talks fail

    02/11/2016 12:36:57 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 19 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:40pm EST | John Irish
    Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:40pm EST Russia raises spectre of permanent or 'world war' if Syria talks fail MUNICH | By John Irish Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev raised the spectre of a permanent or a world war if powers failed to negotiate an end to the conflict in Syria and warned against any ground operations by U.S. and Arab forces. Medvedev, speaking to Germany's Handelsblatt newspaper on the eve of a security conference in Munich, said the United States and Russia must exert pressure on all sides in the conflict to secure a ceasefire. Asked about Saudi Arabia's offer...
  • Aleppo's jihad besiegers will now be besieged by Russia: why is Britain supporting the terrorists?

    02/11/2016 9:55:45 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 6 replies
    spectator.co.uk ^ | 13 February 2016 | Peter Oborne
    Aleppo Notebook: the city’s terrorist besiegers will now be besieged Again and again I was asked: why is Britain supporting the terrorists in Syria’s civil war Peter Oborne 13 February 2016 I had been trying to get to Aleppo for ages, but was unable to do so because rebel activity had cut off the city from the outside world. Syrian government military successes at the start of January meant there was at last a safe road. I hired a driver, was allocated a government minder (very handy at checkpoints), and booked into a hotel. Driving north from Damascus, we picked...
  • FBI Unable To Crack San Bernardino Killers' Cell Phone

    02/11/2016 6:51:08 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 42 replies
    CBS News ^ | Feb 9, 2016 | Staff
    FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday one of the phones used by the killers in the San Bernardino, California, attacks remains inaccessible to investigators more than two months after 14 people were fatally shot. Testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey cited the case as an example of how encryption is affecting counterterrorism efforts. But he said the dilemma of bad guys "going dark" is mostly affecting state and local law enforcement officials who are trying to solve murder, drug and car accident cases. Companies are increasingly making devices such as cellphones with encryption that allows only the people communicating...
  • Calais: “We Are Finished, We Are Dead”

    02/10/2016 7:23:54 PM PST · by VR-21 · 85 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 2-10-2016
    The following speech was given at an event organized by Riposte Laïque in the wake of recent events in Calais. After being introduced by Pierre Cassen, a lifelong resident of Calais named Simone gives an eloquent and impassioned description of the catastrophic situation in Calais, and the daily horrors that she and other townspeople have to endure at the hands of the “refugees”.
  • Bahrain's king hands 'sword of victory' to Putin after Syria talks

    02/10/2016 12:17:50 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 15 replies
    middleeasteye.net ^ | Tuesday 9 February 2016 17:20 UTC | MEE staff
    Bahrain's king hands 'sword of victory' to Putin after Syria talks MEE staff Tuesday 9 February 2016 15:40 UTC Last update: Tuesday 9 February 2016 17:20 UTC King Hamad expresses hope for 'imminent victory' after presenting Russian president with sword made of Damascus steel Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa presented Russian President Vladimir Putin with a "sword of victory” made from Damascus steel during a visit to Russia that included talks with his host about the crisis in Syria. King Hamad and Putin exchanged gifts during a meeting at the Russian leader's residence in Sochi on the Black Sea...
  • Eight ISIS, Taliban recruits joined Galloway convoy to Gaza

    02/10/2016 11:35:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 2/9/2016, 5:05 PM | Ari Soffer
    A brutal ISIS torturer wasn't the only jihadist terrorist who traveled with former British MP George Galloway to Gaza, it has been revealed. According to a recent report, Alexander Kotey left the UK on Galloway's "Viva Palestina" convoy to Gaza in 2009, and from there eventually made his way to Syria to join the Islamic State terror group. [...] As many as eight Muslim extremists who would later be convicted of or involved in terrorist activities joined the convoy, according to The Times. Among them were Amin Addala and Reza Afsharzadegan, both known associates of Emwazi from west London; and...
  • Obama/Trump Back Russian Invasion of Syria

    02/10/2016 12:33:11 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 47 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | February 9, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    ... There is no other way to describe it: the Obama policy is to let the Russian/Iranian/Hezbollah axis take over Syria. That is what the current battle for Aleppo is all about. Times columnist Roger Cohen argues that "It is too late, as well as pure illusion, to expect significant change in Obama's Syria policy." But he proposes that Obama should at least increase the number of Syrian refugees taken in this year to 65,000, as opposed to his currently proposed 10,000. But letting in more refugees scares Americans who suspect that there will be terrorists among them. Such a...
  • Akbar Idiots: Terror Fails and Jihadi Bloopers

    02/10/2016 6:34:44 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 13 replies
    Funker350 ^ | Feb. 9, 2016 | Will
    "Fratricide"is my middle name. When my mortar explodes in my hand.. Allahu Akbar! When my buddy point blanks me with an anti air heavy machine gun... Allahu Akbar! When I am so incredibly stupid as a result of uncountable generations of inbreeding that the simple process of aiming my rifle is too complicated for me to fathom...Allahu Akbar! God may be great, but it's painfully obvious that he doesn't think a whole lot of you clowns. Video at link
  • Britain First carries out Christian Patrol in Islamist hotspot Bury Park, Luton

    02/09/2016 2:21:42 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 76 replies
    Britain First ^ | Jan 23, 2016
    Bury Park in Luton is an area notorious for Islamic extremists, ISIS fanatics, hate preachers and terrorists. It is perhaps the worst hotspot in the whole country for Islamists. In response to the recent imprisonment of an ISIS supporter (who is from Bury Park) Britain First carried out a "Christian Patrol" along the High Street and encountered ferocious hostility from local Muslims. What followed was a shocking look into the Islamisation of our beloved country. Our activists were attacked and pelted with eggs. Verbal abuse was rife. Muslims claimed they have "taken over" Luton and the UK. This is the...
  • Prominent Buddhist Monk Fans Anti-Muslim Sentiment in Thailand

    02/09/2016 2:26:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 08 Feb 2016 | Panu Wongcha-um
    Bangkok-based Buddhist monk Maha Aphichat is among a growing group of Thai monks who feel their religion is under threat from Islam.Anti-Islamic sentiment is brewing in Thailand, spurred-on by Buddhist monks who feel that their religion is under threat from Islam. This fear mongering has been exacerbated by the ongoing political conflict within Thai Buddhism, the 12-year-old armed-insurgency in Thailand’s deep south, and the growing influence of Buddhist radicals in neighboring Myanmar. Bangkok-based Buddhist monk Maha Aphichat is unafraid of speaking his mind. The 30-year-old gained notoriety last October, after he urged Thai Buddhists on social media to burn down...
  • Anti-Semitism found to be rampant in Dutch schools

    02/08/2016 4:34:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 2/8/2016, 8:21 PM | Cynthia Blank
    Anti-Semitism is a troubling phenomenon in many Dutch schools and especially among Muslim students, a new government-commissioned report has found, JTA reports. The 55-page report, entitled "Two Worlds, Two Realities - How Do You Deal with It as a Teacher" was published last week by Dutch-Jewish journalist Margalith Kleijwegt at the Dutch Ministry of Education's request. [...] One female high-school teacher in Amsterdam recounted to Kleijwegt an incident in which a female student of Moroccan descent stood up and pronounced: "If I had a Kalashnikov [assault rifle], I'd gun down all the Jews." ...
  • ISIS Recruits Assert "Combat Immunity" Defense [semi-satire]

    02/08/2016 11:07:16 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 Feb 2016 | John Semmens
    Five Minnesota men currently facing charges of criminal conspiracy after being caught preparing to go to Syria to fight for the Islamic State are demanding that charges be dismissed. Moosli Krahp, attorney for the five, stipulated that "the Islamic State has engaged in acts the rest of the world holds to be atrocious. However, these terror tactics are forced upon them by the superior firepower of their enemies. The West and its puppet allies can strike from the air. Civilians may be killed, but are quickly labeled 'collateral damage.' Well, the beheadings, torture, and similar actions carried out by the...
  • Iran: We still fund Hamas as fighting Israel is our policy

    02/08/2016 8:42:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | February 8, 2016, 6:33 pm | (Staff)
    An Iranian official on Monday rejected reports that Tehran has ceased funding the Palestinian terror group Hamas, claiming that supporting the fight against Israel remains a "principled policy," the semi-official Tasnim news agency said. Speaking at his weekly press conference in Tehran, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari rejected media reports that funding for the Gaza-based group ceased in 2009. Ansari said that supporting "Palestinian resistance movements" is part of Iran's foreign policy, according to the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency. He called the Palestinian issue "pivotal and basic" for Muslims, according to the agency. ...
  • Gaza: Hamas-ISIS ties tighten

    02/07/2016 11:41:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 2/7/2016, 4:36 PM | Hillel Fendel
    Israel's intelligence community has found that the Hamas terrorist organization and Islamic State (ISIS) intensified their mutual cooperation in the year 2015 - so reports Middle East Newsline (MENL). According to the Israeli intelligence sources, the two terrorist movements share intelligence, weapons shipments, logistics and medical services. For instance, ISIS frequently works with Bedouin smugglers to facilitate shipments of missiles and weapons to the Hamas-ruled Gaza via Egypt's Sinai Desert. ISIS then takes 10-20% of the weapons ordered by Hamas. However, when the Egyptian offensive against the smuggling tunnel network hampers their joint efforts, ISIS sends raw materials, enabling Hamas...
  • Palestinian Scholar: The Jews Have a Criminal, Satanic Nature and Are the Enemies of Mankind

    02/07/2016 9:59:27 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 76 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 1/22/16 | Al-Majd TV (Saudi Arabia)
    In a January 22 Al-Majd TV interview, Palestinian scholar Samir Said talked about what he called the "criminal and Satanic nature" of the Jews and said that they were "the enemies of Mankind," who had "killed 70 prophets in a single day." Said is a member of the Jerusalem Committee of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS). Following are excerpts: Interviewer: Let's talk about the well-known history of Jewish crimes, since the days of the Israelites, and their crimes against the most noble people of those times – the prophets and messengers, against whom they committed grave crimes, including...
  • Obama's Lecture from the Mosque - The Rest of the Story

    02/06/2016 7:38:43 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 85 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | Feb 4, 2016 | Jeff Head
    President Obama's Lecture from the MosqueThe Rest of the Story Thoughts on Obama's Lecture: From watching and listening to President Barack Hussein Obama lecture all of us as he spoke at the Balitmore Mosque last week...he not only looks entirely comfortable there, heck, you would have thought he was the main Imam cleric for the Mosque. He used their language because he knows it. The teachings of Mohammed flowed naturally off of his lips, because he was raised with it. Earlier he announced to the world in his book that the most beautiful sound in the world in the Islamic...
  • Thousands Take Part in Anti-Islam Protests across Europe

    02/06/2016 5:13:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 02/06/2016
    DRESDEN, Germany (AP) -- Thousands of people are taking part in protests against Islam and immigration in several European cities. Police in Dresden say they expect about 15,000 protesters at a rally organized by the group Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West. Known by its German acronym PEGIDA, the group emerged in Dresden two years ago and has become a magnet for far-right and anti-immigrant sentiment. About 10,000 people are expected to take part in a counter-demonstration Saturday on the other side of the river Elbe, which divides the city.
  • Iraqi migrant Rapes A 10-year-old Boy At A Swimming Pool In Vienna

    02/06/2016 5:01:36 PM PST · by Iron Munro · 34 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | February 2016 | James Dunn
    Iraqi migrant Rapes A 10-year-old Boy At A Swimming Pool In Vienna And Tells Police It Was A 'sexual emergency' Because He Hadn't Had Sex In Months * - Migrant, 20, arrived in Austria via Balkans in September and was taxi driver * - Raped boy in cubicle of Resienbad pool - then had fun on the diving board * - Told police he knew it was wrong - but he had not had sex for four months * - Said that he was not 'always sick' as he has a wife and a child back in Iraq A 10-year-old...
  • EU demands Israel stop demolishing illegal Arab settlements

    02/06/2016 3:08:22 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/2/16
    The European Union on Saturday called on Israel to halt the demolition of illegal Palestinian buildings, some of which are EU-funded, and reiterated its opposition to building Jewish homes in Judea and Samaria. "In the past weeks there have been a number of developments in Area C of the West Bank, which risk undermining the viability of a future Palestinian state and driving the parties yet further apart," the EU diplomatic service said in a statement. It referred to Israel's decision on January 25 to declare 154 hectares (380 acres) of land near Jericho in Judea as state land, with...
  • Palestinians stepping up statehood bid, Israel’s UN envoy warns

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

    02/06/2016 11:59:57 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    cnn ^ | 02/06/2016 | jason hanna
    Saudi Arabia's fresh public willingness to send ground troops into Syria is drawing ridicule from the kingdom's chief regional rival. The commander of Iran's revolutionary guard on Saturday mocked Saudi Arabia's declaration that it is prepared to commit ground troops to fight ISIS in war-torn Syria. "They claim they will send troops (to Syria), but I don't think they will dare do so," Maj. Gen. Ali Jafari told reporters in Tehran, according to Iran's semiofficial Fars news agency. "They have a classic army and history tells us such armies stand no chance in fighting irregular resistance forces." "This will be...
  • Germany's Catholic Church calls for 'reduction' in refugees

    02/06/2016 9:55:05 AM PST · by vladimir998 · 5 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/6/15 | AFP
    The German Catholic Church called for a reduction in the influx of refugees arriving in Germany, saying the country cannot take in "all the world's needy," according to an interview published Saturday.
  • MPs call for immediate halt of UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia

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

    02/04/2016 11:42:23 AM PST · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    Source material cannot be posted to FR | 04 February 2016 | Charlie Atkin
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  • PLO official accuses Syria of crimes against humanity

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

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

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

    02/04/2016 7:01:08 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 2/4/2016 | Unknown
    A 19-year-old border policewoman was killed and another female officer critically wounded in an attack Wednesday at Damascus Gate by three Arab terrorists wielding machine guns, pipe bombs and knives. All three assailants were shot dead at the scene. Their explosives did not detonate and were later neutralized by a police bomb disposal team.
  • <b> Same old, same old with Iran"hostages"</b>

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

    02/02/2016 6:15:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    INN ^ | 2/2/2016, 4:24 PM | Hillel Fendel
    Nihad Awad, Executive Director of CAIR (The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim Brotherhood-linked group), has called on the growing numbers of American Muslim voters to increase and utilize their electoral power. Specifically, Awad said that the increasing Muslim populations in eight "swing" states should take advantage of their strength for the upcoming presidential elections. [...] A six-state survey released by CAIR shows that 73% of registered Muslim voters say they will go to the polls in upcoming primary elections - and that no fewer than two-thirds will vote for Democratic Party candidates. ...
  • Nearly One in Five Muslims Think There Are ‘Too Many Jews’ in France

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

    01/28/2016 9:28:21 AM PST · by Lera · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/28/2016 | Ari Yashar
    19-year-old on trial for plot to 'pack' kangaroo with explosives and set it loose on police officers on veteran's day. Islamic State (ISIS) inspired jihadists have come up with creative terror attack plans in the past, but one 19-year-old in Australia who appeared in court Thursday topped them all by planning to launch a "kangaroo bomb." According to court documents Sevdet Ramadan Besim of Hallam, to the southeast of Melbourne, planned to "pack" a kangaroo with explosives, paint an ISIS symbol on it and then unleash it on police officers in Melbourne for Anzac Day, Australia and New Zealand's veteran's...
  • Poll: 63% of Israelis Rank President Obama ‘Worst for Israel in The Last 30 Years’

    02/01/2016 12:29:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 1, 2016 | 1:00 PM EST | Michael W. Chapman
    A survey shows that Jewish Israelis rank Barack Obama as the "worst" U.S. president in relation to Israel in the last 30 years -- 63% of Israelis put Obama in the "worst" category while 16% rated Jimmy Carter as the second "worst" president. The survey was conducted by Panels Politics in Tel Aviv, and the results were published in the Jewish Journal. [...] In a survey just before the 2012 presidential election, Panels Politics found that 47% of Jewish Israelis viewed Barack Obama as "pro-Palestinian"; 24% said "neutral"; and 21% said "pro-Israel." ...
  • Saudi police arrest 9 American 'terror' suspects: Report

    02/01/2016 9:01:03 AM PST · by thouworm · 34 replies
    AFP ^ | January 31, 2016 | Agence France-Presse
    Saudi authorities have arrested nine American citizens among 33 "terror" suspects rounded up over the past days, the Saudi Gazette newspaper reported on Jan. 31. Four Americans were arrested on Jan. 25 and five others over the past four days, the paper reported citing an unidentified source.
  • Why Is Obama Flooding Small Towns In The Most Conservative Parts Of America With Refugees?

    02/01/2016 8:44:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    TEC ^ | 02/01/2016 | Michael Snyder
    Why are small towns in conservative states being specifically targeted for refugee resettlement? Of course the Obama administration will never publicly admit that this is happening, but it doesn’t take a genius to figure out what is going on. Just look at the uproar that refugee resettlement is now causing in small communities in Idaho, Montana, North Dakota and Kansas. The Obama administration has deemed large cities such as Washington D.C. to be “too expensive” for the refugees, and so large numbers of them are being dispersed throughout smaller communities all over the nation. If you drop a few hundred...