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  • Why the Globalist Wants Assad of Syria Gone [Vanity]

    02/25/2015 11:31:16 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    The reason Assad has been vilified is because Qatar wants a natural gas pipeline to run through the Arabian peninsula, through Jordan, through SYRIA, to Turkey. From Turkey, it can connect with existing pipelines to Europe, in order to supply Europe with natural gas. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-05-16/mystery-sponsor-weapons-and-money-syrian-rebels-revealed This proposed pipeline would threaten Russia economically, as Russia currently supplies Europe with natural gas. Syria and Russia are allies. Thus, Assad said "No" to the proposed Qatar-Turkey pipeline that would run through Syria. Next thing you know, there's an "uprising" in Syria, and Assad is public enemy number one. And when it became clear...
  • Jordan furious over Pentagon leak on secret anti-terror training camp

    02/24/2015 5:47:29 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 23, 2015 | Maggie Ybarra
    The Pentagon let slip that one of its training camps to help fight Islamic State terrorists is in Jordan — information the pro-U.S. kingdom had specifically requested be kept private, and the latest gaffe in a series of sensitive leaks coming out of the Department of Defense. In order to hide its flub, which was first announced to reporters during a briefing last week, the Pentagon has scrubbed its public transcripts of any mention of the training camp. Pentagon officials acknowledged Monday that one of its officers, who was briefing reporters on condition of anonymity last week, likely made the...
  • Egypt’s el-Sissi says need growing for joint Arab force

    02/22/2015 11:44:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2015 2:13 PM EST | Hamza Hendawi
    Egypt’s president said Sunday that the need for a joint Arab military force is growing every day as the region faces the threat of Islamic militancy. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said in an address to the nation aired by local TV that Egypt’s military has no interest in invading or attacking other nations, but will defend Egypt as well as the region “if required and in coordination with our Arab brothers.” A soldier-turned-politician, the Egyptian leader said both Jordan and the United Arab Emirates have offered to dispatch military forces to aid Egypt following last week's beheading in Libya of 21...
  • ISIS Turns to Chemical Weapons As It Loses Ground in Iraq

    02/22/2015 12:05:52 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 54 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | February 22, 2015 | BY RIYADH MOHAMMED, The Fiscal Times
    A few weeks ago, the US Central Command announced that an air raid had killed an ISIS chemical weapon expert in Mosul. The ISIS operative, Iraqi engineer Mahmoud al-Sabawi, used to work at Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons program before he joined al-Qaeda in Iraq after the 2003 US led invasion. The idea that ISIS terrorists have access to chemical weapons brings back images of the genocide inflicted on the Kurds by Saddam Hussein in the late 1980’s. The Halabja Massacre killed up to 5,000 and injured between 7,000 and 10,000 more. If ISIS jihadists have a stash of chemical weapons,...
  • Canada considers taking fight against ISIS to Libya, Syria

    02/21/2015 7:56:44 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 21 replies
    CBC ^ | February 21, 2015
    Defence Minister Jason Kenney has indicated the government is not ruling out taking Canada's military mission against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group beyond Iraq — to Syria and Libya. Evan Solomon, host of CBC Radio's The House, asked Kenney about participating in missions in those countries. "Well, we're going to look at all of the options," Kenney said an interview broadcast Saturday. "Obviously there are practical limits to our ability to operate around the world, but we will look at our options to see where we can have the most impact, where we're most needed," he...
  • We Have Met the Enemy, and He Is Not Us

    02/18/2015 6:43:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2015 | Dr Ben Carson
    The graphic pictures of a Jordanian pilot being burned alive by militants from the Islamic State, or ISIS, were chilling and raised doubts about the humanity of the Islamic terrorists capable of such barbarism. This coupled with beheadings and crucifixions gives us a better understanding of the evil we, along with the rest of the world, are facing. These terrorists have stated their intention to annihilate Israel and to destroy the American way of life, which they consider corrupt and evil. Undoubtedly, we in America have our faults like every other country inhabited by human beings, but it requires the...
  • REPORT: Obama Refused to Assist Jordan, Egypt With Information on ISIS Targets

    02/17/2015 12:05:21 PM PST · by opentalk · 81 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | February 16, 2015
    Report: Obama Refused to Give Jordan, Egypt Information on ISIS Targets.Oliver North told Greta Van Susteren tonight that the Egyptian government asked the US for information on ISIS targets in Libya yesterday after ISIS beheaded 21 Christians. But, the Obama Administration refused the request. The Obama administration also refused to give Jordan information on ISIS targets in Syria after their pilot was burned alive in a cage.“President El Sisi asked for American intelligence targeting intelligence before today’s strikes and didn’t get it. King Abdullah of Jordan asked for Intelligence data on targets to respond to the murder of a Jordanian aircraft pilot. The...
  • European Union Causes Peace Process And Quartet Meltdown

    02/16/2015 5:16:07 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/16/15 | David Singer
    Quartet has been totally compromised--the peace process and its intricate negotiating structure irretrievably ended. Back to the drawing board for yet another new proposal Revelations that the European Union (EU) has been acting illegally in funding and facilitating the construction of more than 400 unauthorised buildings in areas in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) under exclusive Israeli control—signals the end of: negotiations between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organisation under the 1993 Oslo Accords and the 2003 Bush Roadmap and the role of the Quartet - America, Russia, the United Nations and the European Union - as mediator in...
  • Jordan Salafist Leader, Freed, Quiet So Far On ISIS - Nusra Rift

    02/17/2015 1:42:00 AM PST · by piasa · 1 replies
    Al Monitor The Pulse of the Middle East ^ | June 20, 2014 | Tamer al-Samadi
    In his modest house located on a hill in a marginalized and poor neighborhood in the city of al-Rusaifa, which is adjacent to al-Zarqa, the stronghold and origin of the Jordanian Salafist jihadist movement, Sheikh Isam al-Barqawi — known as Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi — receives his followers coming from Ma'an, Amman, Salt, Irbid and a number of Palestinian camps. These cities and communities have sent hundreds of their youth to fight in Syria, Iraq and other countries. This meeting took place after four years in detention, which ended a few days ago, after he was convicted on terrorism charges. Maqdisi...
  • Lapid: Everything Netanyahu warned us about will happen because of him (left attacks get desperate)

    02/16/2015 9:58:02 AM PST · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | 02.16.15, 16:24 | Gilad Morag
    Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid criticized the achievements of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's administration on Monday. "Everything Netanyahu warned us about will eventually happen because of him. A responsible prime minister does not gamble with our national security. The former political ally said Netanyahu "invested billions of shekels in unnecessary preparations. Without the Iranian affair he would have gone home a long time ago; even his own faction members admit he is a humiliating failure."
  • Jordan Gives Prison Term for Criticism on Facebook

    02/16/2015 6:52:06 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    ny times ^ | 2-15-2015 | RANA F. SWEIS
    AMMAN, Jordan — The deputy head of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan was sentenced on Sunday to 18 months in prison for criticizing the United Arab Emirates in a Facebook post. The state security court, a special body that has jurisdiction over Jordan’s internal and external threats, found the Brotherhood leader, Zaki Bani Rushaid, guilty of “acts harmful to the country’s relations with a friendly nation.” On his personal Facebook page, Mr. Bani Rushaid wrote on Nov. 17 that the Emirates, an important ally of Jordan and one of several countries in the region, including Egypt and Saudi Arabia, that...
  • ...ISIS Blow Back: Ready To Pounce. Netanyahu’s Support For Obama’s “Rebels...."

    02/11/2015 9:08:53 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 4 replies
    AdinaKutnicki.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Adina Kutnicki, Right Wing ZIonist Nationalist AMERICAN
    [Excerpted within the excerpt]...Channel 10 exposed on Sunday that in recent months black ISIS flags have been commonly seen in Arab-Israeli towns in northern and coastal Israel, notably in the cities of Nazareth and Akko. The flags have been seen flying among both Muslim and Christian Arab citizens of Israel, an ironic move given that ISIS in Iraq has emptied cities of their Christian populations by issuing them an ultimatum either to convert to Islam, pay non-Muslim jhizya taxes – or die.” Understood? ADDED into this fiery mix, a related exposé was written (Jan. 2015), and it revealed some (dangerous)...
  • Rand Paul Calls for a Formal Declaration of War Against ISIS

    11/24/2014 6:16:29 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11-23-2014 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    Senator Rand Paul is calling for a declaration of war against the Islamic State, a move that promises to shake up the debate over the military campaign in Iraq and Syria as President Obama prepares to ask Congress to grant him formal authority to use force. Mr. Paul, a likely presidential candidate who has emerged as one of the Republican Party’s most cautious voices on military intervention, offered a very circumscribed definition of war in his proposal, which he outlined in an interview on Saturday. He would, for instance, limit the duration of military action to one year and significantly...
  • Whose Job Is It to Kill ISIS?

    02/06/2015 7:03:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    Seeing clips of that 22-minute video of the immolation of the Jordanian pilot, one wonders: Who would be drawn to the cause of these barbarians who perpetrated such an atrocity? While the video might firm up the faith of fanatics, would it not evoke rage and revulsion across the Islamic world? After all, this was a Sunni Muslim, in a cage, being burned alive. As of now, this cruel killing seems to have backfired. Jordan is uniting behind King Abdullah's determination to exact "earth-shattering" retribution. Which raises again the questions: Why did ISIS do it? What did they hope to...
  • Palestinian rappers rage over use of song in Likud ad

    02/15/2015 3:52:51 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 15/2/15 | Adiv Sterman
    Amman-based hip-hop band Torabyeh say ruling party put their lives at risk by linking them to Islamic State Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpVwW_bfEQM Members of the Amman-based alternative hip-hop group Torabyeh accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday of putting their lives at serious risk by linking them with terrorism and associating them with Islamic State fighters, following the apparently illegal use of a rap song performed by the band in a controversial campaign ad posted online by the Likud party Saturday night. “In the last propaganda video released by the Israeli Likud Party which is headed by the criminal Benjamin Netanyahu (Zionist...
  • Paraded in cages 'to be burned alive' like Jordanian pilot: ISIS releases video

    02/14/2015 2:38:54 AM PST · by lowbridge · 66 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | february 13, 2015 | tim macfarlan
    Heads bowed in terror the orange-clad Kurdish fighters are paraded through streets filled with jeering militants in the latest horrifying video release from Islamic State. In a grim echo of the terrible fate which befell Jordanian pilot Lieutenant Muath al-Kaseasbeh the captives, reportedly Peshmerga fighters, are dressed in orange jumpsuits and shackled in cages.  Just as Lt. al-Kaseasbeh was burned alive on camera, IS are planning to do the same with their latest prisoners, according to posts on social media.  -snip But the Pentagon said the capture of the town did not represent a major setback in the war effort...
  • Paraded in cages 'to be burned alive' like Jordanian pilot: (truncated)

    02/14/2015 10:11:29 AM PST · by Cementjungle · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 02/14/2015 | Tim Macfarlan
    Heads bowed in terror the orange-clad Kurdish fighters are paraded through streets filled with jeering militants in the latest horrifying video release from Islamic State. In a grim echo of the terrible fate which befell Jordanian pilot Lieutenant Muath al-Kaseasbeh the captives, reportedly Peshmerga fighters, are dressed in orange jumpsuits and shackled in cages. Just as Lt. al-Kaseasbeh was burned alive on camera, IS are planning to do the same with their latest prisoners, according to posts on social media.
  • Syrian Commentator: Zionists Burned Jordanian Pilot, Just Like They Knead Passover Matzos with Blood

    02/14/2015 2:10:32 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 36 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | Feb 6, 2015 | Al-Manar TV (Lebanon)
    Syrian commentator Hussam Shoei'b recently said that the immolation of the Jordanian pilot was "a clear demonstration of the barbarity of the Zionist entity," adding: "In the past, they used to knead [Passover] matzos with human blood and eat them." The statement was made on Hizbullah's Al-Manar TV on February 6, 2015. Hussam Shoei'b: "What is being done by all these criminal gangs - ISIS Jabhat Al-Nusra, Ahrar Al-Sham, and all these groups with their Islamic names - cannot even be labeled 'Israeli.' It is downright Talmudic. The immolation of the Jordanian pilot is a clear demonstration of the barbarity...
  • Syrian refugee program called 'back door for jihadists''Barbarians are at the gate,' says...

    02/14/2015 6:13:19 AM PST · by blueyon · 15 replies
    WND ^ | 2/13/15 | Leo Hohmann
    A senior FBI official has admitted the United States is finding it virtually impossible to screen out terrorists that could be hiding among the thousands of Syrian “refugees” heading soon to American cities. The U.S. simply does not have the resources to stop Islamic radicals in Syria from slipping into the country through the State Department’s refugee-resettlement program, said Michael Steinbach, deputy assistant director of the FBI’s counter terrorism unit. Separating legitimate refugees from terrorists was difficult enough in Iraq, where the U.S. had a large occupation force. Even then, the U.S. government’s vetting process missed “dozens” of Iraqi jihadists...
  • Syria, Iraq and the United States: A Gathering Storm

    06/09/2004 12:06:20 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 29 replies · 301+ views
    JINSA ^ | June 4, 2004 | Jonathan Howland
    U.S. military forces have discovered a smuggling ring moving copious quantities of explosives and weapons from Iraq to terrorist training camps constructed by the Saddam Hussein regime inside Syria prior to Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). The Pentagon also announced that the structure bombed by U.S. warplanes last week, described by many major media outlets as a wedding celebration at a private ranching operation, was actually a "dormitory-like" facility used as a "safe house" to facilitate the clandestine movement of foreign terrorists into Iraq from Syria. According to Pentagon officials, small arms, explosives, and bomb making materials are being removed from...
  • Syrian army tears through the south to sweep Iran and Hizballah up to Israel’s Golan doorstep

    02/11/2015 4:31:59 PM PST · by tired&retired · 12 replies
    DEBKA ^ | February 11, 2015 | Debka
    The large-scale offensive the Syrian army launched in southern Syria Sunday, Feb. 8 – the broadest in that region in the nearly-four year conflict – heralded Act III of the Iranian-Hizballah drive for a position on Israel’s Golan border, DEBKAfile’s military sources report. Israel curtailed Act I on Jan 18 with an air strike which killed a dozen Iranian and Hizballah officers scooping out the Golan town of Quneitra for their new base. Among them were the commander of Iranian forces in Syria, Revolutionary Guards general Mohamad Ali Allah Dadi and a senior Hizballah officer Ali al-Tabtabani. This cut short...
  • Only Arab Leader Ever to Have Appeared on 'Star Trek'?

    02/12/2015 3:39:11 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 12 February 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    ISIS-killer King Abdullah II of Jordan, that's who! And as is the case with current Canadian -and Australian- leadership,  King Abdullah II of Jordan also appears to have a far better grip on dealing with challenges to US security/interests these days than clueless-and-of-dubious-agenda Obama regime ever will. Perhaps this is not a surprise: even though there's been some bumps in the relationship (i.e. backing Saddam Hussein 2x), ever since the 6-Day War Jordan has become known as one of the most stable US allies in the Middle East, running a moderate Islamic government that doesn't care much for extremists,...
  • Jordan Moves 'Thousands' of Troops to Iraq Border: Jordanian Sources

    02/10/2015 7:37:49 AM PST · by don-o · 18 replies
    NBC ^ | February 10, 2015 | Moufaq Khatib
    MMAN, Jordan — Jordan has deployed "thousands" of troops at its border with Iraq as it ramps up a campaign against ISIS militants who set a pilot ablaze, two Jordanian government officials told NBC News on Tuesday. The troops were sent to prevent the infiltration of ISIS fighters into Jordan and as a show of force, according to the sources who spoke on condition of anonymity.
  • US Begins to Use ‘Daesh’ for ISIL, ‘Islamic State’

    02/09/2015 11:33:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | February 9, 2015 | Hana Levi Julian
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry honored the memory of a Jordanian pilot tortured to death by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in finally calling the group by its Middle Eastern, regional Arabic name: “Daesh.” The radical Islamic terror group that swallowed massive territory in Syria and Iraq and is penetrating into Europe, the Sinai Peninsula and Gaza, already has had many names. […] Kerry went on to detail how each week brings new examples of “how far the evil of these extremist groups reaches. Daesh’s execution of a captured Jordanian pilot by burning him alive is...
  • The case against cyber censoring the Islamic State vermin

    02/09/2015 9:36:08 AM PST · by hasb3an · 4 replies
    BetaNews.com ^ | 2-9-2015 | Derrick Wlodarz
    There's a reason we are in a cultural, military, and cyber messaging war with a twisted group called IS -- still widely called ISIS, its old name. It doesn't call itself HISIS; they don't claim to represent Hinduism. Nor BISIS; they aren't Buddhist radicals. CRISIS and JISIS would also be incorrect, since they aren't Christian or Jewish radicals, either. They may not represent mainstream Islam, but they wholeheartedly believe in their evil calling to establish a global Islamic caliphate based on a radical Sharia ideology -- affectionately and simply called the Islamic State. This diseased breed of Muslim fanaticism shares...
  • Burning people alive is acceptable to Islam, says Islamic cleric. After all, Muhammad did it.

    02/08/2015 2:44:43 PM PST · by Starman417 · 32 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-08-15 | DrJohn
    Anjem Choudary, A London-based Islamic cleric who lectures on Sharia law, says that it was acceptable to Islam to burn the Jordanian pilot alive. "If you want to look at this from an Islamic perspective, what they are arguing is that it is qisas, in other words, reciprocation. "The fact is that the pilots — not just this Jordanian one but many others via drones and other bombing campaigns — have burned a lot of men, women, and children, and indiscriminately. "Obviously we don't see the pictures or images of those because they're not available, but hundreds of thousands of...
  • Prince Charles Asks Why Radicalised UK Muslims Have Failed To Integrate [Idiot Prince?]

    02/08/2015 10:11:43 AM PST · by Steelfish · 45 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | February 08, 2015 | Shiv Malik
    Prince Charles Asks Why Radicalised UK Muslims Have Failed To Integrate Heir to throne blames growing number of Britons joining extremist organisations on ‘search for adventure and excitement’ Shiv Malik 8 February 2015 The Prince of Wales has expressed his alarm at the number of young people in the UK being radicalised and queried why the British values are failing to be taken on board by children who grow up and are schooled in the UK. Charles partly blamed the growing number of people joining extremist organisations on the attractions of danger and adventure, but said the “frightening part” was...
  • Islamic State crisis: Jordan air strikes 'destroy' IS hideouts

    02/08/2015 8:58:05 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 35 replies
    BBC ^ | 8 February 2015 Last updated at 10:02 ET
    Jordan says it has carried out 56 air strikes in three days on Islamic State logistics sites and hideouts."We achieved what we aimed at," Air Force chief Gen Mansour al-Jbour said. Jordan intensified its strikes after captured pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh was shown being burned alive by the IS.Jordan has carried out nearly 20% of all sorties by the US-led coalition against IS in Syria so far, Gen Jbour said, adding: "We are determined to wipe them from the face of the Earth."IS seized control of large areas of Iraq and Syria last year, prompting hundreds of raids by coalition war...
  • IRAQ: FORMER PM (ALLAWI) REVEALS SECRET SERVICE DATA ON BIRTH OF AL-QAEDA IN IRAQ it)

    05/19/2006 7:14:48 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 43 replies · 3,170+ views
    AKI | May 23, 2005 | AKI
    Baghdad, 23 May (AKI) - The number two of the al-Qaeda network, Ayman al-Zawahiri, visited Iraq under a false name in September 1999 to take part in the ninth Popular Islamic Congress, former Iraqi premier Iyad Allawi has revealed to pan-Arab daily al-Hayat. In an interview, Allawi made public information discovered by the Iraqi secret service in the archives of the Saddam Hussein regime, which sheds light on the relationship between Saddam Hussein and the Islamic terrorist network. He also said that both al-Zawahiri and Jordanian militant al-Zarqawi probably entered Iraq in the same period. "Al-Zawahiri was summoned by Izza...
  • Jordan Hits Islamic State With 3rd Day of Airstrikes

    02/07/2015 12:17:43 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 23 replies
    VOA News ^ | February 7, 2015
    Jordanian fighter jets struck Islamic State targets for a third straight day Saturday, as the militants' claim that a Jordanian airstrike killed an American hostage remained unconfirmed. Jordan launched the raids to avenge the killing of a Jordanian pilot the Islamic State group captured in Syria in December. The United Arab Emirates said Saturday that it ordered a squadron of F-16 fighter planes to Jordan to help with the airstrikes. State news agency WAM carried the announcement. Both Jordan and the UAE are members of the U.S.-led coalition attacking the militants in their captured territory in Iraq and Syria. Coalition...
  • krauthammer: obama prayer breakfast a ‘combination of the banal and the repulsive’

    02/07/2015 6:18:01 AM PST · by grimalkin · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/6/15 | Jeffrey Poor
    On Friday’s broadcast of Hugh Hewitt’s radio program, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer reacted to remarks made by President Barack Obama at Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast. Krauthammer criticized Obama primarily for invoking the Inquisition and the Crusades on the heels of the ISIS video showing the burning of a Jordanian pilot. “I actually think he was doing it, he’ll trot it out when he does the Iran deal, but the more immediate thing was simply to dismiss the barbarism that we saw with the immolation of the Jordanian pilot, and to make everybody believe that this is really nothing out...
  • Rice: US not facing 'existential' threats

    02/06/2015 3:10:37 PM PST · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 6, 2015 | Kristina Wong
    Susan Rice pushed back on critics of President Obama's foreign policy Friday as she unveiled the White House’s new national security strategy. Rice, the White House's national security adviser, said in a speech at the Brookings Institution that the nation is “stronger than we have been in a very long time” despite the bitter debates raging in Washington. “Too often, what's missing here in Washington is a sense of perspective. Yes, there is a lot going on. Still, while the dangers we face may be more numerous and varied, they are not of the existential nature we confronted during World...
  • The defiance of Jordan: Queen Rania leads thousands of protesters on the streets of Amman

    02/06/2015 12:43:45 PM PST · by traumer · 28 replies
    Queen Rania of Jordan led protests on the streets of the capital Amman this morning as thousands took to the streets after Friday prayers to urge King Abdullah II to step up airstrikes against the Islamic State to avenge the brutal murder of pilot Moaz al-Kasaesbeh. Crowds massed near the city's main Husseini mosque, then marched chanting 'Death to Daesh', using a derogatory Arabic acronym for the terror group, in the latest sign of mounting public anger. The rally came three days after Islamic State released a video purporting to show Kasaesbeh being burnt alive in a cage as masked...
  • American woman hostage held by ISIS 'killed by Jordanian air strike'

    02/06/2015 9:33:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 6, 2015 | John Hall
    Islamic State militants have released a statement claiming that a female American aid worker has been killed during a Jordanian air strike, it has been reported. The 26-year-old woman is understood to be the last US hostage held by the terror group, which had been demanding $6.6 million for her release. Her death is not yet been verified by independent sources and it is unclear when she might have been killed by missiles from a Jordanian war plane or whether she was executed by militants, the Site Intelligence Group reported.
  • ISIS Says Female US Hostage Killed In Airstrike

    02/06/2015 9:14:48 AM PST · by marthemaria · 72 replies
    The Islamic State is claiming one of its hostages, a 26-year-old American female aid worker, is dead, according to the Site Intelligence Group, a website that monitors extremists The terrorist group claimed she died when a Jordanian aircraft struck the building in which she was located in Raqqa, Syria. Jordanian fighter jets bombed Islamic State sites on Thursday, after the militants burned to death a captured Jordanian pilot. The State Department told Sky News earlier this week it was working "very hard" to free the aid worker.
  • Does the barbarism have a logic? (is destabilization of Jordon the goal?)

    02/06/2015 6:38:21 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    WaPo ^ | Krauthammer
    Jordan is a more vulnerable target because, unlike the U.S., it can be destabilized. For nearly a century Jordan has been a miracle of stability — an artificial geographic creation led by a British-imposed monarchy, it has enjoyed relative domestic peace and successful political transitions with just four rulers over four generations. Compared to Lebanon, Syria and Iraq, similarly created, Jordan is a wonder. But a fragile one. Its front-line troops and special forces are largely Bedouin. The Bedouin are the backbone of the Hashemite monarchy, but they are a minority. Most of the population is non-indigenous Palestinians, to which...
  • ISIS Is Raising The Stakes

    02/06/2015 6:18:56 AM PST · by blam · 10 replies
    BI - AP ^ | 2-6-2015 | Zeina Karam
    Zeina Karam, Associated Press Feburary. 6, 2015 BEIRUT (AP) — A video of a Jordanian pilot being burned to death was exceptional in its brutality, even for the Islamic State group, and also was a sign that the militants intend to raise the stakes in their propaganda efforts, experts say. It also offered confirmation to the belief that the airman was killed days or weeks before its release. The 22-minute clip that appeared on websites Tuesday was a complex, extravagant work that would have taken a significant amount of time and organization to script, stage, produce and distribute, they said....
  • Islam and Burning People Alive

    02/06/2015 4:38:26 AM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | February 6, 2015 | Dr. Stephen M. Kirby
    In December 2014, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, a 26-year-old Jordanian Air Force pilot, was flying his F-16 in Syria in support of a U.S.-led coalition raid on the Islamic State (IS). During this mission his plane crashed near Raqqa, and he was captured by IS fighters. On February 3, 2015, Lt. al-Kaseasbeh was burned alive by IS. An IS-released video of the burning was titled Healing the Believers Chests, an apparent reference to 9:14 of the Koran.
  • US moves pilot rescue aircraft to northern Iraq: official

    02/05/2015 7:44:38 PM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    AFP ^ | Feb. 5, 2015
    The US military has deployed aircraft and troops to northern Iraq to boost its ability to rescue downed coalition pilots, after a Jordanian airman was captured and killed by jihadists in Syria, a defense official said Thursday. "We are repositioning some assets into northern Iraq," a US defense official told AFP. The move is designed to shorten the response time needed to reach pilots who end up in territory held by the Islamic State group, officials said. Search-and-rescue crews had been based in Kuwait, but officials said Wednesday the military was reviewing where its hardware and specialists were located following...
  • Obama denied request from Jordan for Predator drones in Islamic State fight

    02/05/2015 1:39:09 PM PST · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 5, 2015 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Obama administration earlier this year turned down a request from Jordan for Predator spy drones that would help it locate targets in the war against the Islamic State. The refusal, disclosed by a House Armed Services Committee, member, is gaining importance today since Jordan has emerged as a critical player in a U.S.-led coalition to destroy the terror group. On Tuesday, the Islamic State released a video of its execution by fire of a capture Jordanian pilot. Jordan retaliated on Thursdaywith F-16 air strikes on the Syrian town of Raqqa and is vowing a relentless war against the Islamic...
  • With colors cased, 40th readies for next mission

    02/05/2015 9:29:07 AM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — The Renegades of the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion are leaving. Well at least 60 percent of the 500 soldier-strong battalion are heading to Afghanistan, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates on a nine-month deployment. The last remaining battalion of the 11th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade on the fort, the 40th has been deployed to global hot spots, even prior to the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the United States. Symbolically, the battalion’s commander Lt.Col. David A. Thomas and the unit’s Command Sgt. Maj. John E. Reinburg cased the battalion’s colors held by Spc. Edward...
  • Deployed soldiers back on home turf. 257 arrive late Wednesday

    02/05/2015 9:22:10 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — It was about 9:57 p.m. Wednesday when a Delta commercial jet touched down at Libby Army Airfield. Inside the plane were 257 soldiers of the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion returning from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan, Jordan, Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. The plane’s main cabin door door opened at 10:07 p.m. and soon the soldiers began walking down the steps to be greeted by senior post officers and others of the 40th who were on hand to welcome them back to their home turf. At the bottom of the steps was the commander of...
  • King Abdullah Quotes Clint Eastwood While Vowing Revenge Against ISIS

    02/05/2015 7:39:18 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/04/2015 | by Daniel Nussbaum
    Jordan’s King Abdullah had some choice words for ISIS in a private meeting with U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday. ~snip~ While Hunter did not specify which exact quote the king used, the Examiner speculates that it could be this line, famously delivered by Eastwood: “Any man I see out there, I’m gonna kill him. Any son of a bitch takes a shot at me, I’m not only going to kill him, I’m going to kill his wife and all his friends and burn his damn house down.”
  • Jordan planes strike Islamic State after pilot murder

    02/05/2015 6:07:40 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 99 replies
    February 05th 2015 ^ | February 05th 2015 | i24news
    Jordan said Thursday it had launched air strikes against the Islamic State group, after vowing a harsh response to the burning alive of one of its fighter pilots. "The Jordanian air force launched raids against positions of the Islamic State group," said a government official, who did not want to be named. Meanwhile the gruesome death of Moaz al-Kasasbeh drew a torrent of condemnation across the world. Hashtags to express grief over Kasasbeh's death have taken over Twitter only hours after the news broke out on Tuesday, Al Arabiya News reported Wednesday.
  • CNN: Isis's Method Of Killing Jordanian Pilot "Un-Islamic"

    02/05/2015 6:33:18 AM PST · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 5, 2015 | John Sexton
    After a video of the brutal killing of Jordanian pilot Mouath al-Kasaesbeh came to light on Tuesday, Fareed Zakaria appeared on Jake Tapper’s “The Lead” to emphasize the “un-Islamic” nature of the killing. Zakaria, however, failed to explain how the ISIS fighters appear to have relied on an ancient Islamic law of retribution to justify their actions.
  • Memo To The GOP 2016 Field: Speak Out When The President Won't, Especially On ISIS And Iran

    02/05/2015 4:25:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    Jordan's swift reaction to the savage murder of its young fighter pilot --the rapid execution of two terrorists-- is just the first of our ally's responses if King Abdullah was correctly understood by members of the House Armed Services Committee.The president's muted response to the latest and most gruesome ISIS atrocity outraged listeners to my radio show yesterday who are longing for more clarity and especially more seriousness from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. They will be even more disturbed when they learn that the president's halting comments on ISIS are far stronger than his complete appeasement of Iran, detailed in Mike...
  • Obama readies war powers pitch

    02/04/2015 6:13:53 PM PST · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 4, 2015 | Kristina Wong & Scott Wong
    The White House is poised to send a formal request to Congress asking for a new authorization to use military force against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The request, expected within the next week, would come days after ISIS released a video showing a caged Jordanian pilot being burned alive — a further display of the group’s brutality that one Republican lawmaker described Wednesday as a “game-changer.” Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said he would be “disappointed” if President Obama did not make the request very soon. “I do think it’s forthcoming,” Corker said in...
  • Amnesty International Condemns Jordan for Executing Terrorists

    02/04/2015 4:27:54 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 48 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/2/15 | Dalit Halevy, Tova Dvorin
    Amnesty International has condemned Jordan for executing Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists in "revenge" for the group burning Jordanian pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh alive on camera. “The Jordanian authorities are rightly horrified by this utterly reprehensible killing but the response should never be to resort to the death penalty, which itself is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment," Philip Luther, director of AI's Middle East and North Africa Program, stated Wednesday. "The death penalty should also not be used as a tool for revenge. The ISIS’s gruesome tactics must not be allowed to fuel a bloody cycle of reprisal executions.” .....
  • Urgent – King of Jordan to participate in striking ISIL

    02/04/2015 3:54:30 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 240 replies
    Iraqi News ^ | 2-4-2015 | IN
    Jordan confirmed on Wednesday that “The Jordanian King Abdullah II will participate personally on Thursday in conducting air strikes against the shelters of the terrorist ISIL organization to revenge the execution of the Jordanian pilot Maath al-Kassasba by the ISIL.” Media outlets reported the King Abdullah II as saying “The war against ISIL will not end and we will fight them in their shelters.”
  • Westerners join Kurds fighting Islamic State group in Iraq

    02/04/2015 1:07:04 PM PST · by Java4Jay · 7 replies
    As Kurdish fighters gathered around a fire in this damp, a surprising recruit wearing a tactical vest with the words "Christ is Lord" scribbled on it joined them. "I'm not going back until the fight is finished and ISIS is crippled. I decided that if my government wasn't going to do anything to help this country, especially Kurdish people who stood by us for 10 years and helped us out while we were in this country, then I was going to do something."