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  • Rev. Al Sharpton Keynote Speaker at CAIR Banquet

    Reverend Al Sharpton, host of PoliticsNation on MSNBC and former presidential candidate, will be the keynote speaker at the annual fundraiser for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity with an extremist history. CAIR’s 20th Annual Banquet will be held on September 27 in Arlington, Virginia and also features Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN). According to the U.S. Justice Department, CAIR is an entity of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. More specifically, CAIR is part of the Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee, a secret body that was established to push the agenda of Hamas and...
  • FAA bans US carriers from flying over Syria

    08/18/2014 5:10:25 PM PDT · by machogirl · 22 replies
    me can't post | 08/18/14 | me
    FAA says too risky to fly over Syria. Banned US carriers from flying.
  • Clarice Feldman: Ferguson, Missouri, to Gaza, Damascus and Sinjar

    08/17/2014 10:44:58 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 17, 2014 | Clarice Feldman
    An online friend “Miss Marple” notes the similarities between the thuggery in Ferguson, Missouri and the depredations of the Middle East’s jihadi wild packs: I read a book by the historian Barbara Tuchman [A Distant Mirror. The Calmitous 14th Century] which theorized that the Hundred Years War was caused by a culture that was adolescent, because so many older people had died during the Black Plague. All of the nobles and rulers at that time were in their late teens and had not much guidance from older, calmer heads. That idea has remained with me ever since I read the...
  • Why a Belgian Chef Is Joining ISIS: 'Fighting Against Americans'

    08/16/2014 7:32:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    NBCNews ^ | August16, 2014 | AMMAR CHEIKH OMAR
    Why a Belgian Chef Is Joining ISIS: 'Fighting Against Americans' BY AMMAR CHEIKH OMAR After two years of fighting alongside al Qaeda-backed militants in Syria, Abu Saif thought he was done with jihad and ready to return to his “normal” life as a chef in Belgium. But everything changed when Sunni militants swept through northern Iraq and brought their brand of holy war to a global audience. The 31-year-old cut ties with his old fighting force and put in with the rival Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), setting out for the militants’ stronghold of Raqqa and then, he...
  • Germany, France, Britain propose EU mission to open Gaza crossing

    08/10/2014 11:14:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Aug 6, 2014 1:51pm EDT | (Sabine Siebold, Maggie Fick)
    Germany, France and Britain have proposed reactivating a European Union mission on the Egypt-Gaza border to help stabilize the Palestinian enclave after a month-long war, a German diplomatic source said on Wednesday. […] Egypt, which was not involved in the negotiation of the 2005 agreement, has repeatedly shut the Rafah border over the past year, significantly increasing pressure on Gazans, who already face a rigid land and sea blockade imposed by Israel. […] Egypt wants any discussion over Rafah to take place bilaterally with the Palestinian Authority, rather than as part of any deal between the Palestinians and Israel to...
  • Jason Carter’s delicate dance on his grandfather’s Hamas position

    08/11/2014 7:43:11 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 12 replies
    AJC.com ^ | Monday, August 11th, 2014 | Greg Bluestein
    You could almost hear the groans from Democrat Jason Carter’s camp last week when his grandfather, former President Jimmy Carter, co-authored an op-ed arguing that Hamas should be recognized as a legitimate political actor. Gov. Nathan Deal has since tried to tie his November opponent to his grandpa’s views of Hamas, the militant faction which the U.S. considers a terrorist group. Others, including some Democratic supporters, have questioned why Carter didn’t come out strongly against his grandfather’s position. Carter’s strategists don’t want the campaign to answer for his grandfather every time he says something controversial. They also recognize Deal and...
  • Hamas Rejects Egyptian Ceasefire Proposal, Threatens 'Long War'

    08/16/2014 3:27:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/8/14 | Ari Soffer
    Hamas has sounded a belligerent tone as negotiations for a long-term truce continue in Cairo. In a message posted on his Facebook page, Hamas's "foreign affairs" chief Osama Hamdan said the Islamist terror group rejects the current Egyptian proposal, and pledged a "long war" of attrition against Israel. "Israel must accept the demands of the Palestinian people or face a long war," he said. Other Hamas officials issued similar statements over the course of Saturday. .....
  • Abbas’s Fatah Declares a Return to Terror Against Israel

    08/16/2014 5:14:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 8/16/2014, 8:40 PM | Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar
    Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction, often touted internationally as a “moderate” alternative to Hamas, has declared its intentions to further increase its terror attacks against Israeli citizens. A new video released to YouTube by Fatah’s “military wing,” the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, declares the unity of Fatah’s various military branches, and announces a recent decision to strengthen Fatah’s military activities. […] In Judea and Samaria, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades have likewise declared “open war” on the Jewish state. …
  • iran Sanction Revised?

    08/16/2014 2:11:32 PM PDT · by mgist · 11 replies
    US Treasury ^ | 7-19-2016 | Valerie Jarret?
    On July 19, 2014, the P5+1 (the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, and China, coordinated by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton) and Iran affirmed that they will continue to implement the commitments described in the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) and the U.S. government has extended through November 24, 2014, the sanctions relief provided for in the JPOA. This extended relief comes into effect on July 21, 2014. The following documents are key components of the implementation of the JPOA as extended. Guidance Relating to the Provision Of Certain Temporary Sanctions Relief in Order to Implement the Joint...
  • Will Erdogan's Presidency End NATO As We Know It?

    08/11/2014 5:17:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Investors.com ^ | August 11, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Allies: With all the disconcerting things going on in the Mideast, you could be forgiven for missing an event critically important to America's long-term interests: Recep Erdogan's election as president of Turkey. Erdogan's 52% victory over the weekend in a stage-managed election, making him the nation's first directly elected president, heralds a new era of conflict in the Mideast and perhaps the end of NATO as we know it. Turkey has for decades been a key ally to the U.S. and NATO in the Mideast, an anchor in the Cold War against the USSR and friendly toward Israel as the...
  • This time, Iraq should be broken up

    08/12/2014 6:15:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 08/12/2014 | Andrew Lilico
    We must go back into Iraq. Then when we leave, we must not leave an Iraq. In the immediate aftermath of the 2003 invasion, there were two strategic errors. The first was when the Americans took down the US flag in Baghdad. In some American stores the sign says: "If you break it, you own it." We broke Iraq, but then we refused to own it – we refused to raise our flag and say: "It's our responsibility now if your power doesn't work or someone tries to rob you." The second great error is the one that's really coming...
  • Hillary Clinton's twisted take on Syria, Iraq and ISIS

    08/13/2014 11:18:37 AM PDT · by Noremac · 13 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | August 13, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    You'll recall that I quipped that  if Obama asserts that it's nighttime - I get up and go to the window to confirm it. Well, the Big 'O' has a soulmate in the crowded universe of liars in American politics.  Hillary Clinton. Hillarys peeing on my leg but claiming that it's just raining. But I know she's peeing on my leg because we're in the middle of a drought out here - and because (ladies, cover your ears), Barack Obama calls her latest self-serving, scapegoat chatter - "Horseshit". Now, I'd say if anyone can recognize horseshit, it would probably be...
  • Israel Decries U.N. Troops After Peacekeepers Salute Dead Hezbollah Terrorists (UNBELIEVABLE)

    07/19/2008 10:49:04 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 19 replies · 52+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7/19/2008 | Joseph Abrams
    Israel is calling for removal of two United Nations soldiers from Lebanon after photographs surfaced of the soldiers saluting the coffins of Hezbollah terrorists during a prisoner exchange Wednesday. Associated Press photographer Mohammed Zaatari captured an image of the troops paying homage to fallen Hezbollah fighters as trucks bearing their coffins drove through the city of Tyre in southern Lebanon. The blue-helmet U.N. troops, who operate under the auspices of the U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), are meant disarm Hezbollah in southern Lebanon and be an impartial buffer along the country’s border with Israel. Israel’s ambassador to the United...
  • UN Admits Syria Arming Hizbullah, UNIFIL Takes Nights Off

    11/01/2006 11:15:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies · 566+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11-1-06
    Despite the 20,000 troops deployed in southern Lebanon, the United Nations admits that weapons smuggling from Syria continues unhindered. A German report finds UNIFIL does not patrol after dark. Hizbullah terrorists are free to roam at night without fear of being identified by the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), according to a report by the German paper Der Spiegel. UNIFIL commanders were interviewed by the paper, saying their function is to "observe changes in the behavior of the local population," with Spanish UNIFIL official Richard Ortax admitting that no patrols are carried out at night “because of the...
  • UNIFIL: Lebanon Okays Hizbullah Patrols--vow war by the summer

    02/23/2007 5:05:26 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies · 303+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2-23-07 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    A UNIFIL officer said the Lebanese army has granted Hizbullah areas to patrol. One terrorist guerilla leader vows war by the summer. (IsraelNN.com) The Lebanese army has made a deal with Hizbullah terrorist guerillas, dividing up patrols in southern Lebanon, according to an officer of the United Nations Interim Forces (UNIFIL). Hajj Ali, a Hizbullah terrorist leader who lives in the village of Bint Jbil near the Israeli border, declared, "There will be another war in the summer. It is the beginning of the end for Israel; we are preparing." "Hizbullah still dominates the south, its security men policing the...
  • Israel: UNIFIL hiding info about Hezbollah from Security Council

    04/28/2008 5:35:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies · 47+ views
    IMRA/Ha'aertz ^ | 4-28-08
    Israel: UNIFIL hiding info about Hezbollah from Security Council By Barak Ravid, Haaretz Correspondent Last update - 08:16 28/04/2008 www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/978382.html The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) is intentionally concealing information about Hezbollah activities south of the Litani River in Lebanon to avoid conflict with the group, senior sources in Jerusalem have said. In the last six months there have been at least four cases in which UNIFIL soldiers identified armed Hezbollah operatives, but did nothing and did not submit full reports on the incidents to the UN Security Council. The Israel Defense Forces and the Foreign Ministry are...
  • IDF: UNIFIL enabled planting of bombs

    02/05/2007 3:46:00 PM PST · by SmithL · 1 replies · 180+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/5/7 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Defense officials slammed UNIFIL and the Lebanese government Monday night, claiming that their "slackness" was what enabled Hizbullah to plant five deadly explosive devices along the border between Israel and Lebanon. IDF officials said it was possible that the bombs were planted as part of a planned kidnapping attack similar to the July 12 abduction of reservists Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser that sparked the war this past summer. Defense Minister Amir Peretz transmitted a harsh-worded message to UNIFIL command in Lebanon and urged the peacekeeping force to crack down on Hizbullah and prevent the guerrilla group from returning to...
  • UNIFIL posted Israeli troop movements

    08/26/2006 1:30:06 PM PDT · by Zionista Feminista · 36 replies · 1,148+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 08/26/06 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    What did you do in the war, UNIFIL? You broadcast Israeli troop movements. by Lori Lowenthal Marcus 09/04/2006, Volume 011, Issue 47 DURING THE RECENT month-long war between Hezbollah and Israel , U.N. "peacekeeping" forces made a startling contribution: They openly published daily real-time intelligence, of obvious usefulness to Hezbollah, on the location, equipment, and force structure of Israeli troops in Lebanon . UNIFIL--the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon , a nearly 2,000-man blue-helmet contingent that has been present on the Lebanon-Israel border since 1978--is officially neutral. Yet, throughout the recent war, it posted on its website for all...
  • UNIFIL Knew of Terrorists Plan to Hit Israel,Kept Quiet

    09/14/2009 10:31:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 497+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 9/14/09 | staff
    (IsraelNN.com) Lebanese newspaper An Nahar revealed on Sunday that UNIFIL forces located in South Lebanon were notified in advance that terrorists were going to hit Israel, but UNIFIL failed to inform the Jewish State. According to the paper, numerous sources informed UNIFIL of the attack ten days before it was launched, and UNIFIL even relayed the information to the Lebanese army two days before it happened.
  • What did you do in the war, UNIFIL? (You broadcast Israeli troop movements)

    08/26/2006 1:52:13 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 19 replies · 931+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 4, 2006 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    DURING THE RECENT month-long war between Hezbollah and Israel, U.N. "peacekeeping" forces made a startling contribution: They openly published daily real-time intelligence, of obvious usefulness to Hezbollah, on the location, equipment, and force structure of Israeli troops in Lebanon.UNIFIL--the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, a nearly 2,000-man blue-helmet contingent that has been present on the Lebanon-Israel border since 1978--is officially neutral. Yet, throughout the recent war, it posted on its website for all to see precise information about the movements of Israeli Defense Forces soldiers and the nature of their weaponry and materiel, even specifying the placement of IDF...
  • The UN Takes Sides in Lebanon [bombed UN outpost was probably tipping off Hizbollah]

    07/28/2006 4:33:49 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 16 replies · 768+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | July 28, 2006
    The UNIFIL Observer outpost that was "accidentally" targeted by Israeli firepower on July 25th, leaving four UN troops dead, was probably a victim of its own chatter. The unarmed observers, with a clear view of the fighting between Hizbollah and the Israelis, were apparently reporting whatever they saw, with other UNIFIL locations, over unencrypted ("in the clear") radio frequencies. This chatter could be picked up by Hizbollah. Since the Israelis have control of the air, and use aircraft and UAVs to gain an information advantage over Hizbollah, this UNIFIL chatter was giving the Hizbollah fighters information they would not otherwise...
  • UNIFIL enabled Hizbullah to plant border bombs

    02/05/2007 4:00:33 PM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies · 178+ views
    THE JERUSALEM POST / IMRA ^ | Feb. 5, 2007 | Yaakov Katz
    www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1170359786340&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull Defense officials slammed UNIFIL and the Lebanese government Monday night, claiming that their "slackness" was what enabled Hizbullah to plant five deadly explosive devices along the border between Israel and Lebanon. IDF officials said it was possible that the bombs were planted as part of a planned kidnapping attack similar to the July 12 abduction of reservists Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser that sparked the war this past summer. Defense Minister Amir Peretz transmitted a harsh-worded message to UNIFIL command in Lebanon and urged the peacekeeping force to crack down on Hizbullah and prevent the guerrilla group from returning...
  • Lebanon and the European Way of Peacekeeping

    09/17/2007 5:47:42 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies · 22+ views
    Human Events | Frontpagemagazine ^ | September 17, 2007 | Soeren Kern
    The European-led United Nations peacekeeping force in Lebanon known as UNIFIL is proof positive, if any were needed, of why Europe is unlikely to ever be a global superpower. When the 13,400-member force was scratched together following last summer’s 34-day war between Israel and Hezbollah, Europeans said their kinder, gentler “soft power” approach to peacekeeping would teach the United States a thing or two about global politics. While the United States starts wars, Europe ends them, or so they claimed. But today Lebanon is on the verge of political collapse, a defiant Hezbollah has rearmed to the hilt and rumors...
  • UNIFIL peacekeepers will not disarm Hizbullah

    08/15/2006 1:14:41 AM PDT · by garbageseeker · 55 replies · 1,391+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | August 15, 2006 | By JPOST.COM STAFF
    The French commander of UNIFIL, Maj.-Gen. Alain Pellegrini, said Tuesday that his peacekeeping force will not attempt to disarm Hizbullah. Dealing with Hizbullah, Pellegrini said, was an internal Lebanese matter, and the 15,000 UN troops to be deployed under his command would not get involved. It was up to Lebanon, he said, to deploy its army in the south and deal with the Hizbullah presence. Pellegrini said reinforcements for the UN personnel already in Lebanon were needed quickly, because even one "stray act" could sabotage the cease-fire between Israel and Hizbullah.
  • UNIFIL Fails to Halt Hizballah Rearmament

    06/18/2008 10:10:19 AM PDT · by newbie2008 · 3 replies · 95+ views
    srael’s Military Intelligence chief said Tuesday that the Lebanon-based terrorist army Hizballah has constructed a massive underground military infrastructure under the noses of U.N. observers, The Jerusalem Post reported. "The only thing that is different from the situation before the war is that Hizballah flags aren't being flown," said Brig.-Gen. Yossi Baidatz, head of Military Intelligence's Research Division. In the nearly two years since Hizballah's war with Israel, which was ended by a U.N. Security Council Resolution calling for the terrorist army's disarmament, Hizballah has doubled the size and scope of its rocket arsenal with weapons smuggled from Iran and...
  • Annan Mum on Hizballah's Wounding of UN Workers

    08/07/2006 8:22:30 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 29 replies · 1,159+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | 8 August 2006 | Jeff McKay
    CNSNews.com) - A Hizballah-based mortar attack, which fell short of its target in Israel on Sunday and injured three Chinese members of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), has received scant media attention and no reaction from U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan. Late last month, after four U.N. peacekeepers were killed in an Israeli air strike in southern Lebanon, Annan said he was "shocked and deeply distressed" at the "apparently deliberate targeting" of the outpost. While information about Sunday's incident was not immediately available from the United Nations in New York, news accounts in China reported that "A...
  • Lebanese Army dismantles Israeli pipes-(in the presence of French and Spanish peacekeepers)

    10/18/2006 6:04:27 PM PDT · by Flavius · 1 replies · 420+ views
    daily star ^ | hursday, October 19, 2006 | By Rym Ghazal
    BEIRUT: The Lebanese Army on Wednesday dismantled drainage pipes installed by the Israeli Army near Kfar Kila to divert rainwater into Lebanon, as UNIFIL said that Israel had not violated Lebanese territory in the process. Troops from the Lebanese Army, in the presence of French and Spanish peacekeepers, removed the pipes and filled in ditches dug on Tuesday by Israeli troops after crossing the UN Blue Line in Adaisseh, near the Israeli-Lebanese border. The Lebanese Army Command released a statement on Wednesday outlining the operation. "A tall sand wall was built as a shield in response to the [Israeli] violation...
  • Hezbollah charade -- UN officiates at colonization of south Lebanon by Iran

    08/28/2006 5:16:35 AM PDT · by Clive · 8 replies · 314+ views
    Calgary Sun ^ | 2006-08-28 | Ezra Levant
    Two years ago, the United Nations Security Council passed resolution 1559, ordering the terrorist group Hezbollah out of Lebanon. Of course, they didn't mean it. This summer, when Israel started to kick Hezbollah out of Lebanon by force, the UN intervened to stop them. The UN hadn't done anything about Hezbollah rockets attacking Israeli towns, or Hezbollah terrorists kidnapping Israeli soldiers. They hadn't done anything about Iran and Syria supplying and training Hezbollah. But they moved quickly to stop Israel from defending itself and extirpating the thugs. For some reason, Israel agreed to the UN-brokered ceasefire. Perhaps it should not...
  • EU Offers to Take Charge of Gaza Border Crossings

    08/16/2014 10:00:00 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-16-14 | Elad Benari, Canada
    The European Union (EU) on Friday offered to take charge of Gaza's border crossings and work to prevent illegal arms flows, according to The Associated Press (AP). The EU is prepared "to play a strong role" in managing the crossings while assuring that Israel's security is guaranteed, said the 28-nation bloc's foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton. The EU offered to reactivate and extend its monitoring of the Rafiah crossing with Egypt and other border posts, provided there will be a UN Security Council mandate for the mission and a sustainable cease-fire in place, according to AP. In addition, the EU...
  • Petition Seeks to Ban Joan Rivers in Britain Over Gaza

    08/16/2014 9:58:26 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 39 replies
    Autz Sheva ^ | 8-16-14 | Elad Benari, Canada
    Thousands of people have signed a petition to halt American television host Joan Rivers’ upcoming tour in Britain after her remarks about the crisis in Gaza, Al Arabiya reports. According to the report, the petition was created by Dipu Ahad, a Labour councilor from Newcastle, and has been signed by more than 20,000 people so far. The petition urges event organizers to cancel all of Rivers’ upcoming UK tour dates. Rivers made headlines when she said “Palestinians deserve to be dead” after she was approached by a reporter working for U.S. entertainment website TMZ asking her opinion on the crisis...
  • U.N. Security Council blacklists ISIS [EU Vote Unanimous For Arming Kurds]

    08/15/2014 12:35:44 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    Al Arabiya (With AFP and Reuters) ^ | Friday, 15 August 2014 | Staff writer, Al Arabiya News
    The United Nations Security Council took aim at Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria on Friday, blacklisting six people including the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) spokesman and threatening sanctions against those who finance, recruit or supply weapons to the insurgents. The 15-member council unanimously adopted a resolution that aims to weaken ISIS and al Qaeda's Syrian wing Nusra Front, Reuters reported. ISIS has long been blacklisted by the Security Council, while Nusra Front was added earlier this year. Both groups are designated under the U.N. al Qaeda sanctions regime. EU ministers agreed Friday to back the arming...
  • Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama: Let's hug it out

    08/12/2014 3:36:39 PM PDT · by mojito · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/12/2014 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Hillary Clinton called President Barack Obama on Tuesday to “make sure he knows that nothing she said was an attempt to attack him” when she recently discussed her views on foreign policy in an interview with The Atlantic, according to a statement from a Clinton spokesman. The statement comes amid tension between the Clinton and Obama camps in the wake of the interview. It also comes as Obama and Clinton, his former secretary of state, are due to cross paths at a social gathering Wednesday night in Martha’s Vineyard. In the interview, Clinton dismissed the Obama administration’s self-described foreign policy...
  • A plan to save Iraq from ISIS and Iran

    08/12/2014 11:48:56 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 9 replies
    American Enterprise Institute (byline WSJ) ^ | June 17, 2014 | Jack Keane, Danielle Pletka
    The Middle East is in a downward spiral. More than 160,000 have died in Syria's civil war, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, aka ISIS, has captured key Iraqi cities and is marching on Baghdad, and the security investments made by the U.S. over the past decade—like them or not—are being frittered away. It is still possible to reverse the recent gains of ISIS, an outgrowth of what was once al Qaeda in Iraq. The group's fighters number only in the thousands, and while well-armed, they lack the accoutrements of a serious military. But only the United States can...
  • Fidel Castro Denounces 'Fascist' Israel’s 'Genocide' of Palestinians

    08/15/2014 3:01:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    “I think that a new, repugnant form of fascism is emerging with notable strength…The Nazi genocide of Jews outraged all the earth’s peoples. Why does this (Israeli) government believe that the world will be insensitive to the macabre genocide which today is being perpetuated against the Palestinian people?” (Fidel Castro, August, 5, 2014) “Who cares, what that senile ZOMBIE Castro says!” strikes me as a reasonable retort from many readers. “Unfortunately,” I’m forced to answer. “Many otherwise reasonable care very much what Fidel Castro says.” Take Israeli Prime Ministers Benjamin Netanyahu: “The remarks attributed to Castro demonstrate his deep understanding...
  • Dual Threat Has Mainstream Syrian Rebels Fearing Demise Facing Both ISIS Militants and Assad

    08/16/2014 3:42:02 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 3 replies
    NYT ^ | 15 Aug 14 | Anne Barnard
    BEIRUT, Lebanon — Far from being depleted by its recent sweep into Iraq, the extremist Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is pressing deeper into Syria, regaining territory it had lost to the mainstream Syrian insurgents just as the Syrian Army has come within five miles of encircling the insurgent-held section of Aleppo, Syria’s largest city. The dual advance is on the verge of dealing a potentially fatal blow to the mainstream insurgents, leaving them besieged in the city while ISIS, a group deemed too extreme even by Al Qaeda, faces the Syrian government across a crucial front line at...
  • Lying Obama Lying About Halting Ammunition Shipments To Israel

    08/15/2014 7:27:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 8/15/2014 | Ben Barrack
    Through his State Department ventriloquist dummy, Barack Obama is denying that there is any truth to a Wall Street Journal article that Obama put a halt to ammunition shipments to Israel. The problem for Obama is that his credibility has long been shot so nothing he or any of his underlings asserts can be believed.At some point, credibility matters and the lack of it can reach a point so low that the default position of those you’re trying to convince is justifiably that you’re lying.Advantage, Netanyahu. White House and State Department officials who were leading U.S. efforts to rein in...
  • US drones strike Iraq militant mortar team

    08/16/2014 6:08:16 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Gulf News ^ | August 12, 2014 | AFP
    US drones fired on an Islamic extremist mortar position in northern Iraq on Tuesday to protect Kurdish forces battling to rescue a group of Yazidi civilian refugees, the military said. The so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), the region's most powerful Sunni jihadist group, has driven thousands of members of the Yazidi minority from their homes and is besieging the refugees on an exposed mountain. Last week, the United States launched an air campaign to break the siege of Mount Sinjar, bring humanitarian relief to the Yazidis and support Kurdish troops protecting their capital Arbil. "US military...
  • FLASHBACK 2002: Sharon: Iraq transferred chemical and biological weapons to Syria; Damascus denies

    08/15/2014 2:07:54 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    Albawaba News ^ | December 25th, 2002 - 03:00 GMT
    Iraq may be transferring chemical and biological weapons to Syria, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said in a TV interview on Tuesday night. Sharon said that Israel has information that "weapons he (Saddam Hussein) wanted to hide, chemical weapons, biological weapons, were indeed transferred to Syria." According to Sharon, Israel is currently trying to verify reports it has obtained on the issue. "We have some information to that effect. We are now working to confirm the information." He noted that he is unaware of other states to which Saddam Hussein transferred weapons. Sharon said that Israel knows that Iraqi scientists...
  • From Jock to Jihadist: Meet Isil's New Recruit

    08/14/2014 11:12:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Gulf News ^ | August 14, 2014 | Ramadan Al Sherbini
    Egyptian Islam Yakin calls himself Abu Salma Bin Yakin and has tweeted photos of himself fighting in SyriaA gym freak, a fan of rap music and a philanderer, Islam Yakin, 22, has recently raised many eyebrows in his homeland Egypt after joining the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), an Al Qaida splinter group in control of vast swathes of Iraq and Syria. Yakin studied high school at the French Lycee la Liberte in the eastern Cairo quarter of Heliopolis and earned a law degree at Ain Shams University in the Egyptian capital. Months after his graduation in...
  • Iraq militants changing tactics, complicating US airstrike mission

    08/12/2014 5:12:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    FOX News ^ | August 12, 2014 | By Jennifer Griffin
    According to officials, until now the Islamic State (IS) was behaving like a well-organized army, moving with strategic intent and pursuing military objectives. Now, officials are seeing at least a partial shift to classic insurgency tactics, as militants begin to blend in among the population, making targeting more difficult. “One of the things that we have seen with the [IS] forces is that where they have been in the open, they are now starting to dissipate and to hide amongst the people,” Lt. Gen. William Mayville Jr., director for operations with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said. “The targeting in...
  • Two female Italian aid workers who ignored their parents’ pleas and snuck into Syria..kidnapped

    08/14/2014 5:55:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 14, 2014 | John Hall
    Two female Italian aid workers have been kidnapped by Islamist militants in northern Syria. Greta Ramelli, 20, and Vanessa Marzullo, 21, were working on humanitarian projects in the embattled city of Aleppo the Italian foreign ministry said, admitting that contact with the women is 'impossible'. Today Salvatore Marzullo, the father of Vanessa, spoke of his 'sickening' fear for his daughter's safety, as Italy's deputy foreign minister said the country is working 'belly to the ground' to find them
  • Create a New Kurdistan and Destabilize Iran (Part I)

    08/15/2014 4:05:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2014 | Larry Kelley
    In 627, Mohammad’s earliest biographer, Ibn Ishaq, records that his army held off a twenty-five day siege by Mecca’s ruling tribe, the Quraysh, at his redoubt near Medina. When the prophet learned that the Meccan army included some of the city’s Jews, he ordered the attack of a nearby largely defenseless Jewish settlement and tribe, the Banu Qurayza. While the prophet was overseeing the decapitations, “He caught a glimpse of Rihanna, a beautiful Jewish woman, whose husband and father were beheaded before her eyes just hours earlier. Muhammad asked her to become his wife. She refused. So he took her...
  • Updated: Muslim Leaders Join in Condemnation of ISIS

    08/14/2014 9:47:19 PM PDT · by Technical Editor · 18 replies
    Patheos ^ | 8-13-14 | Rebecca Hamilton
    On August 8, the Oriental Bishops called on Islamic leaders to issue Fatwas against the genocide committed against Christians and Yazidis in Iraq by the group that calls itself the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. ... Extensive links in rest of article at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/publiccatholic/2014/08/muslim-leaders-join-in-condemnation-of-isis/#ixzz3AQtX2EKz
  • Maliki Agrees to Relinquish Power in Iraq

    Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki said Thursday night that he had agreed to relinquish power, state television reported, potentially ending a crisis in which his deployment of extra security forces around the capital had raised worries of a military coup.
  • Iran calls on “Palestinians” in Judea and Samaria to take up arms against Israel

    08/11/2014 6:39:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/11/2014 | Robert Spencer
    “We believe the West Bank, too, should be armed just like Gaza…” This will come, if Barack Obama and John Kerry get their way.“Iran Calls on West Bank Palestinians to Take Up Arms Against Israel, Encourages Violence,” by Joshua Levitt, Algemeiner, August 11, 2014: Brigadier General Massoud Jazzayeri, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, on Monday called for Palestinian Arabs living in the Israel’s regions of Judea and Samaria, dubbed the West Bank, to take up arms against Israel, according to semi-official state news agency Fars.Much of the region’s sovereignty is in the hands of the Palestinian...
  • Hezbollah & Iran Flags, Netanyahu Effigies, and Cameron's Head on a Stick: London's Latest Protest

    08/10/2014 1:49:39 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Aug 2014 | Raheem Kassam
    LONDON, United Kingdom – Today's anti-Israel protests in London reportedly attracted around 150,000 according to organisers, making the rally the largest since Israel's war against the terrorist group Hamas began over a month ago. The Independent newspaper quotes London's Metropolitan Police in saying that the march from the BBC's studios on Regent Street to Hyde Park "was entirely peaceful and no arrests were made". But photos obtained exclusively by Breitbart London show a dark side of the protests that mainstream media organisations refuse to report. The march, which was attended by Members of Parliament, media commentators and more, also played...
  • Barack Obama Swept Aside The Entire Free Syrian Army In One Sentence

    08/10/2014 1:14:45 PM PDT · by BlopAndStop · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Updated August 09, 2014 | Michael B Kelley
    “When you get farmers, dentists and folks who have never fought before going up against a ruthless opposition in Assad, the notion that they were in a position to suddenly overturn not only Assad but also ruthless, highly trained jihadists if we just sent a few arms is a fantasy.” - Barack Obama to CBS on June 22 Editor's note: Obama reiterated the statement to Tom Friedman of The New York Times in an interview published on August 9. In one sentence, U.S. President Barack Obama disregarded the thousands of soldiers who defected from the Syrian Army since the uprising...
  • ISIS Flags Flown in Israeli-Arab Cities

    08/10/2014 8:52:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    INN ^ | 8/10/2014, 3:02 PM | Ari Yashar
    As the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) continues its bloody conquest of Iraq and Syria and begins invading Lebanon, all in the name of establishing a global Sunni Muslim caliphate system, signs of support for the extremist are being seen among Israel’s Arab citizens. 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...
  • Spectacularly Wrong

    08/10/2014 6:35:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/10/14 | Alan Caruba
    Obama's Cairo Speach: A self-deluded fool gave it, a man determined to avoid confronting the enemies of mankind until an Islamic-inspired genocide required it “A greeting of peace from Muslim communities in my country: assalaamu alaykum” The speaker had what one might imagine, given his background, a better insight into Islam, Muslims, and the Middle East than others who had preceded him. He said he was seeking “a new beginning” that was “based on mutual interests and mutual respect” because his nation and those in the Middle East shared “common principles—principles of justice and progress, tolerance and dignity of all...
  • Will NATO's Turkey join Russia, or Muslim Militants, as Obama's "Pen and Phone" Military weakens?

    08/08/2014 8:04:04 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 11 replies
    Graewoulf | August 8, 2014 | Graewoulf
    As the well-coordinated, Russian and Militant Muslim giant military pincer maneuver continues to rapidly succeed for control of the Eastern Mediterranean formerly Sovereign Nations, will NATO's Turkey soon have to decide if Obama's failed "Pen and Phone, Whack-a-Mole" Military Exceptionalism, is better or worse than Putin or ISIS? Control of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Suez Canal by Russia's Navy would allow the free flow of Muslim Militant's Oil to the Russian-controlled Ukraine Oil Pipelines to Europe, at a mutually beneficial price to Putin and ISIS, of course.