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  • The Muslim Brotherhood's Conquest of Europe

    03/09/2005 6:58:35 AM PST · by Traianus · 10 replies · 1,078+ views
    Middle East Forum ^ | 03.09.2005 | Lorenzo Vidino
    The Muslim Brotherhood's Conquest of Europe by Lorenzo Vidino Middle East Quarterly Winter 2005 Since its founding in 1928, the Muslim Brotherhood (Hizb al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun) has profoundly influenced the political life of the Middle East. Its motto is telling: "Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope."[1] While the Brotherhood's radical ideas have shaped the beliefs of generations of Islamists, over the past two decades, it has lost some of its power and appeal in the Middle East, crushed by...
  • Migrants Refuse Jobs, Claiming They Are ‘Guests of Merkel’

    08/19/2016 9:09:12 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 19, 2016 | Chris Tomlinson
    Integration into the job market for migrants has become a major ongoing task for the German government but in one town migrants are refusing to work entirely. One of the major issues of the migrant crisis is Germany and elsewhere has been the economic impact the massive wave of migrants will have in Europe. While some experts initially were optimistic about a potential vast new source of skilled labour, most economists have come to the conclusion that the migrants who have arrived are for the most part unskilled and poorly educated. Yet in own Saxon town, they have moved...
  • Israel responds to Obama: Munich Agreement didn't prevent WWII

    08/05/2016 12:15:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    INN ^ | 8/5/16 | Elad Benari
    Israel's Defense Ministry on Friday responded to U.S. President Barack Obama's claims from a day earlier that the nuclear deal signed between Iran and the West had been successful in improving the security situation in the Middle East, and that even Israel acknowledges this fact. "The Israeli defense establishment believes that agreements have value only if they are based on the existing realities, and have no value if the facts on the ground are completely opposite of those upon which the agreement rests," the statement read. "The Munich Agreement did not prevent the Second World War and the Holocaust, precisely...
  • German attackers were 'advised by ISIS': report

    08/05/2016 7:41:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies ^ | 05 Aug 2016 16:21 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    The perpetrators of two attacks in Germany claimed by the ISIS terror group were given advice on the separate assaults by members of the jihadist organization, German media reports. Without citing its sources, German weekly Der Spiegel said the two men exchanged messages with individuals using different phone numbers, including some that were registered in Saudi Arabia. The Afghan teenager who in July went on an axe rampage on a train, wounding four tourists from Hong Kong and a German passer-by, had reportedly discussed how he would carry out the attack with his ISIS contacts. […] In a separate attack...
  • Munich gunman was far-right racist: media reports (barf alert)

    07/30/2016 10:31:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies ^ | 27 Jul 2016 15:03 GMT+02:00
    According to research by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the Munich gunman was proud to have been born on the same day as Hitler and hated Turks and Arabs. The 18-year-old gunman who killed nine people before killing himself in Munich on Friday, was proud to be born on April 20th 1998 and thus share a birthday with Adolf Hitler, the FAZ has been told by people close to the investigation. David Sonboly, who was born to Iranian parents in Munich, was allegedly proud to be German and Iranian, which he considered to make him “Aryan,” people who knew him told...
  • The Munich Massacre Is A Complete Coverup.

    07/26/2016 1:05:55 PM PDT · by arthurus · 13 replies ^ | July 23, 2016 | Walid Shoebat
    Sonboly is no Iranian. He is Syrian. His Facebook page showed that he is pro Turkey’s Islamists. That, plus he had a record with the Interpol and was being watched. He is also not a teenager as they show us, but an adult as videos showed. What the reader should conclude after reading is this: why is the eye witnesses account (which is substantiated by material evidence) contradicts media reports

    07/26/2016 9:25:19 AM PDT · by Weeble · 49 replies ^ | 07/23/2016 | Walid Shoebat
    They initially introduced his name as a western name “David S”. Then his name changed to Ali David Sonboly (which sounds western) when his real name is Ali Daud Sonboly/Sunbuli which is an Arabic name (better pronounced Sunbuli) and has an exclusively Arabic meaning: ‘from the wheat kernel’. Sonboly is no Iranian. He is Syrian. His Facebook page showed that he is pro Turkey’s Islamists. That, plus he had a record with the Interpol and was being watched. He is also not a teenager as they show us, but an adult as videos showed. What the reader should conclude after...
  • How will Germany change after string of bloody attacks?

    07/25/2016 3:28:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 64 replies ^ | 25 Jul 2016 14:56 GMT+02:00 | Jörg Luyken
    Within seven days Germany has been hit by four bloody attacks on innocent people on its streets and on a train. What does this unprecedented string of murders mean for the country? […] … Public opinion turned strongly against the welcoming culture after sexual assaults in Cologne and Hamburg over New Year, around half of the suspects for which arrived as refugees over the preceding 12 months. The great influx of refugees which took place in the second half of 2015 came to an end months ago, with monthly arrivals now comparable to the numbers that crossed the border in...
  • 2016.07.24 John Haller Prophecy Update: May You Live in Interesting Times (video)

    07/25/2016 6:12:24 AM PDT · by Lera · 5 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel | Jul 24, 2016 | John Haller
    Recorded classic style (just the PowerPoint). Today's update covers some political issues present in this year's election and then a look at Munich and Turkey.
  • Afghan teen arrested in Germany in connection to Munich attack (NOT A "LONE WOLF" ATTACK)

    07/24/2016 6:11:58 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 24 replies
    An Afghan teenager was arrested on Sunday in Germany on suspicion that he was connected to Friday’s mass attack in Munich, police said. The 16-year-old male may have known about the plans of the gunman, who killed nine people, but the teen did not tell authorities, officials said. The teen is also suspected of having played a role in a Facebook post that invited the public to a location near where the deadly shooting later took place, Reuters reported.
  • Police arrest Afghan friend of Munich gunman over possible role in shooting

    07/24/2016 5:09:44 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 15 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 25 July 2016 | Staff
    The 16-year-old Afghan youth has been arrested for possibly having failed to report the plans of the gunman, according to a police statement issued on Sunday. ...
  • Germany's stringent gun ownership rules

    07/24/2016 4:23:44 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 23, 2016 | Reuters
    BERLIN/FRANKFURT, July 23 (Reuters) - An 18-year-old German-Iranian believed to have acted alone killed nine people in a shooting spree with a pistol at a busy shopping center in Munich on Friday evening. Here are some facts about acquiring and owning a gun in Germany. 1. Germany has some of the "most stringent" rules around gun control in Europe, according to the U.S. Library of Congress. 2. To own a gun in Germany, it is necessary to obtain a weapon license for which applicants must generally be at least 18 years old and show they have they have a reason...
  • 'It's their own fault' — Trump slams France and Germany (barf alert)

    07/24/2016 12:08:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    AFP via The Local ^ | 24 Jul 2016 16:40 GMT+02:00
    Republican White House nominee Donald Trump has said that France, Germany and other nations hit by recent terror attacks had only themselves to blame “because they allowed people to come into their territory.” Trump was asked in an interview airing Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” to expand on his proposal to suspend immigration from what he calls countries “compromised by terrorism” until vetting mechanisms are in place. “I’m going to be coming out over the next few weeks with a number of the places,” said Trump according to an excerpt of the interview. “We have problems in Germany, and...
  • Berlin mulls how to further strengthen gun laws after Munich attack

    07/24/2016 6:22:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 24.07.2016 | Elizabeth Schumacher
    Germany’s coalition government has promised to seek whatever legal means necessary to prevent another mass shooting. But if the weapon was acquired illegally, stricter controls on gun purchases may not be the answer. In the wake of the shooting in Munich that left nine people and the gunman dead, German leaders on Sunday were already preparing talks on stricter gun control. Both ruling parties, the center-right Christian Democrats (CDU) of Chancellor Angela Merkel and the center-left Social Democrats (SPD), agreed that more stringent laws were necessary to prevent copycat attacks. […] Police have confirmed that the killer did not have...
  • Munich gunman planned attacks for one year: officials

    07/24/2016 6:15:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies ^ | 24 Jul 2016 14:59 GMT+02:00
    The teenage gunman who killed nine people in Munich on Friday had been planning his attack for a year, according to German authorities. “He had been preparing (the shooting) for a year,” Bavarian police chief Robert Heimberger told a news conference. David Sonboly, 18, who had a Glock pistol and more than 300 bullets, killed himself after the attack. […] Heimberger said the killer had paid a visit last year to the town of Winnenden — the scene of a previous school shooting in 2009 — and taken photographs. …
  • Germany 'urgently needs tighter gun control laws in wake of Munich mass shooting'

    07/23/2016 11:05:25 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 80 replies
    Sunday Express ^ | Jul 24, 2016 | FRASER MOORE
    Crazed Ali David Sonboly, 18, gunned down nine helpless victims during a rampage outside a McDonalds restaurant and then busy shopping centre in Munich. And now Sigmar Gabriel, head of the Social Democrats, has demanded that more must be done to limit access to deadly weapons, saying gun control is an “important issue”. He added: “We must continue to do all we can to limit and strictly control access to deadly weapons.” The comments come as questions were raised as to how Sonboly, who was reportedly obsessed with mass killings, gained access to the 9mm Glock pistol used in the...
  • Munich gunman fixated on mass killing, had no Islamist ties

    07/23/2016 1:32:55 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 90 replies ^ | Jul 23, 2016 | Joern Poltz and Karin Strohecker
    A German-Iranian teenager who shot dead nine people in Munich was a deranged lone gunman obsessed with mass killings who drew no inspiration from Islamist militancy, police said on Saturday.
  • Terror Shooting at Munich Mall, Site Where Israeli Athletes Were Murdered in Olympic Village

    07/23/2016 12:50:40 PM PDT · by wtd · 10 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | July 23, 2016 | Hana Levi Julian
    Terror Shooting at Munich Mall, Site Where Israeli Athletes Were Murdered in Olympic Village At least nine people died Friday night, among them a 15-year-old girl, in a terror attack at the Olympia Shopping Mall, built on the site of the Olympic village where 11 Israeli athletes were murdered by Arab terrorists in 1972. The Arab Black September terrorist group took the Israeli athletes hostage and murdered them during the 1972 Olympic Games held at the Olympic Stadium next door to the mall where three shooters with “long-barreled rifles” opened fire at shoppers and employees. [snip] At least some parts...
  • FOX Shepard Smith should be Fired

    07/23/2016 8:26:55 AM PDT · by ShivaFan · 72 replies
    opinion | 7-23-2016 | ShivaFan
    The shooter's name is Ali Sonboly, an 18 year old Iranian with dual German and Iranian citizenship. Multiple witnesses, not just one which originally included a Muslim female, say he yelled Allahu Akbar during the shooting rampage. He, or someone who knows him, had internet skills because an account linked to him hacked a Facebook account to put up false ads to try and lure children to the McDonalds at the mall where the murders took place with free gifts. A like fake ad tried to lure people to the Macys but hasn't yet been linked to the shooter. Some...
  • JIHAD IN MUNICH: Photo of Muslim Mass-Murderer

    07/23/2016 7:46:52 AM PDT · by wtd · 22 replies
    Infidel Bloggers Alliance ^ | July 23, 2016 | Pastorius
    image: Ali Sonobly, Orphan of a Widow
  • The Exchange at the Parking Garage in Munich

    07/23/2016 7:43:30 AM PDT · by wtd · 11 replies
    Gates of Vienna blog ^ | 7/22/2016 | Baron Bodissey
    <p>Baron Bodissey at TheGatesofVienna blog posted the translated transcript of video-taped ....</p> <p>For several hours earlier today, a report made the rounds on the internet that the terrorist in Munich had shouted “scheiß Ausländer” (“f***ing foreigners”). On the basis of this report, rumors spread (and made it to the MSM) that the terror attack may have been the work of some sort of right-wing extremist.</p>
  • 'I am German': Munich gunman in furious exchange with bystander

    07/23/2016 2:33:45 AM PDT · by Enchante · 153 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 23, 2016 | Bonnie Malkin
    Video has emerged appearing to show the gunman who shot dead at least nine people in Munich involved a furious argument with a witness, shouting “I am German!” and complaining of being bullied. The shooter, who was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, was identified by German police as an 18-year-old with dual German and Iranian nationality. He had no criminal record. In the footage, which was posted on Twitter, an unseen man can be heard shouting abuse at another man, who is clad all in black and pacing on the top floor of an empty car park.
  • Another Day, Another Jihad Massacre

    07/23/2016 12:08:06 AM PDT · by detective · 55 replies
    Frontpage ^ | July 22, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    The events unfolded in predictable fashion: a young Iranian Muslim opened fire at a shopping mall in Munich while screaming “Allahu akbar,” and initial mainstream media reports were that the gunman was a “right-wing extremist,” lashing out on the fifth anniversary of the Norwegian madman Anders Breivik’s massacre, while screaming out his hatred for foreigners. As it happened, it was someone else screaming his hatred for foreigners at the jihad murderer, not the other way around, but once again, the lie had gotten halfway around the world before the truth had a chance to put on its shoes. And the...
  • Did Munich killer lure children...on Facebook?...fake ad for free foot...McDonald's

    07/22/2016 9:13:08 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/22/16 | Anthony Joseph and Patrick Lion and Alan Hall
    Police are investigating a fake Facebook advert which offered free food at the McDonald's where a gunman killed the first of his nine victims. Munich was in lockdown for a major police operation around the city's Olympic Park, after the 18-year-old Iranian opened fire at the fast food restaurant, before targeting shoppers in a busy mall in the district of Moosach. The killer's body has been found half a mile from the scene after he reportedly turned the gun on himself. Police now believe he may have acted alone, after they initially went in search of three gunmen yesterday. And...
  • No motive yet for Munich attack

    07/22/2016 7:25:20 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 112 replies
    SBS ^ | 7/22/16 | AAP
    There was no known motive for the shooting in Germany's third-largest city, which went into lockdown with transport halted and highways sealed off immediately after the attack on Friday evening. *** German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said the motive for the attack was not yet clear. "The motives for this abhorrent act have not yet been completely clarified - we still have contradictory clues," he said in a statement. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but supporters of Islamic State celebrated on social media. "The Islamic state is expanding in Europe," read one tweet.
  • MUNICH SHOOTING: 10 dead including 'IRANIAN' gunman & 20 hurt after shopping mall attack

    07/22/2016 6:50:59 PM PDT · by freespirit2012 · 171 replies
    Daily Express ^ | ZOIE O'BRIEN
    POLICE have revealed the gunman who killed nine people and injured at least 20 others at a Munich shopping mall is an 18-year-old German of Iranian descent.
  • Boom boom boom-he's killing the kids:Gunman shouting Allahu Akbar executed children in Munich McDona

    07/22/2016 3:37:20 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 101 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 22 July 2016 | By Anthony Joseph and Patrick Lion and Alan Hall In Berlin
    A gunman shouting 'Allahu Akbar' opened fire at children in McDonald's before rampaging through a shopping mall, killing at least eight people. Munich is in lockdown tonight, as a major police operation is ongoing around the city's Olympic Park, with the force warning people to stay in their homes and avoid public spaces. A ninth body has been found tonight and investigators are looking into the possibility of it being the attacker. Terrified shoppers were seen running for their lives from the Munich Olympia Shopping Centre, in the district of Moosach, after hearing gunshots. Witnesses said that the gunman screamed...
  • A Right-Wing Attack??

    07/22/2016 2:28:34 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 77 replies
    7/22/16 | Originalbuckeye
    Who is this yahoo from the WSJ on with Shep Smith?? He is pretending that someone who was yelling Allahu Akhbar might be part of the Right-Wing problems in Germany???
  • CNN: Self-described Muslim witness in McDonalds says she heard shooter shout Alahu Akbar.

    07/22/2016 1:18:14 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 39 replies
    VANITY | 7-22-16 | sely
    Just reported on CNN
  • Boom he's killing the kids' Gunman shouting 'Allahu Akbar' executed children in Munich McDonald's

    07/22/2016 2:23:52 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 106 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 22,2016 | By Anthony Joseph and Patrick Lion and Alan Hall
    'Boom boom boom - he's killing the kids': Gunman shouting 'Allahu Akbar' executed children in Munich McDonald's before rampaging through shopping mall leaving NINE dead then fleeing A number of people have been killed and another 10 people are injured after gunmen went on a shooting rampage Police operation is ongoing in Munich, with the force warning people to stay in their homes and avoid public spaces Terrified shoppers were seen running for their lives from the Olympia Shopping Centre after hearing gunshots Witnesses said that the shopping centre gunman screamed 'I'm German' and 'Allahu Akbar' before shooting Gunman reportedly...
  • Multiple Shooters Reported Active In Munich Mall Terror Shooting (video sez children targeted)

    07/22/2016 1:50:39 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-22-16
    video reveals muslims were purposely shooting children
  • Barack Obama Cracks a Joke While Talking About Munich Terrorist Attack

    07/22/2016 2:13:50 PM PDT · by Stalwart · 37 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 22, 2016 | The PolitiStick
    One minute in length, Obama's latest insult.
  • Grinning Obama JOKES during Munich carnage press conference as he shifts gears...

    07/22/2016 2:10:59 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/22/16 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    As news reports of a gun massacre in Munich crossed the Atlantic Ocean on Friday, the President of the United States was cracking jokes. Barack Obama delivered a brief update to reporters... .... as cameras rolled on the somber moment, Obama grinned and chuckled – and drew laughs from his audience – about his elder daughter Malia leaving the nest and heading for college.
  • MUNICH SHOOTING: Witness claims gunman shouted 'Allahu Akbar' as he shot CHILDREN

    07/22/2016 2:03:57 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 58 replies
    Express UK ^ | 7-22-16 | VICKIIE OLIPHANT
    A WITNESS has claimed she heard the gunman who has killed at least nine in a shooting rampage in Munich shout "Allahu Akbar" during the attack.
  • 2nd attack at Munich Metro Station

    07/22/2016 12:20:57 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 38 replies
    Via Twitter ^ | 7/22 | Me
    Bear down
  • Obama: Trump's doom-and-gloom doesn't match reality

    07/22/2016 11:32:52 AM PDT · by GilGil · 123 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/22/2106 | Kevin Liptak
    The deeply pessimistic outlook that Donald Trump offered at this week's Republican National Convention doesn't match reality, President Barack Obama insisted on Friday. Noting he didn't watch Trump's prime-time acceptance speech on Thursday -- "I've got a lot of stuff to do" -- Obama said he read news coverage of the remarks. And he said they didn't match most Americans' experiences. "This idea that America is somehow on the verge of collapse, this vision of violence and chaos everywhere, doesn't really jibe with the experience of most people," Obama said during a press conference in the White House East Room...
  • Report: Several killed in shooting at Munich shopping mall (GERMANY)

    07/22/2016 10:28:04 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 757 replies ^ | 7/22/2016 | Chris Williams and Jason Hanna
    Seems to be an active situation.
  • Munich shopping centre shooting: 'Three gunmen on the run' say police as multiple deaths(T)

    07/22/2016 11:24:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 131 replies ^ | 7/22/2016 | Harriet Alexander
    Munich police are hunting for three gunmen who they believe have carried out attacks at three locations in the city. On Twitter, the local forces said shootings had taken place at Hanauer Straße, then the Riesstraße, and also at the Olympia shopping center. Lynn Stein, who works inside the Olympia centre, told CNN a woman told her "masked gunmen dressed in black" had been seen running through the centre. The interior ministry confirming at least three killed. Germany's Muencher Abendzeitung reported that the death toll was higher, with up to 15 people killed in the incident at the Olympia Einkaufszentrum...
  • Many feared dead after shooting spree at Munich shopping center, German news agency reports

    07/22/2016 10:54:33 AM PDT · by 867V309 · 88 replies ^ | July 22, 2016 |
    Munich police said there appears to be at least one suspect, but authorities would not confirm if any suspects are in custody or on the loose.
  • 'Shots fired' in Munich shopping centre, German police deployed

    07/22/2016 9:37:09 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 572 replies
    Shots have been fired in a Munich shopping centre and a major police operation is under way German media is reporting. Reports say the area round the shopping centre in the district of Moosach has been sealed off, but details of the incident are sketchy. The security forces have been on alert after a migrant stabbed five people on a train in Bavaria on Monday. The authorities had warned of the danger of further attacks.
  • Munich knife attack: One dead as man shouting 'Allahu Akbar' attacks four at train station

    05/10/2016 10:55:19 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10 May 2016
    Truncated title. Full title: Munich knife attack: One dead as man shouting 'Allahu Akbar' attacks four at train station in Grafing, Germany One killed, three wounded in attack near Munich, Germany Attack took place at 5am local time at train station in Grafing Attacker reportedly shouted "Allahu akbar" and "you infidels!" Suspect arrested, identified as German citizen, 27 Attacker "suffered from psychiatric issues A German man has been arrested after several people were stabbed at a train station near Munich early Tuesday. One victim died in a hospital and three other people were wounded. The German authorities say they do...
  • Barefoot Maniac Stabs Man to Death on Munich Train [Shouting ‘Allahu akbar’]

    05/10/2016 9:17:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 05/10/2016 | Tom Sykes
    Terrorism fears stalked Europe again Tuesday morning after a man was killed and three more were injured in a pre-dawn knife attack at a rural German train station—by a barefoot man who officials initially believed had “an apparent Islamist motive.” However, although the man reportedly uttered “Allahu akbar” as he launched his bloody attack, it was later established that the 27-year old perpetrator had drug and psychiatric issues, and a spokesman for Bavaria state's interior ministry said that "so far we have no evidence for Islamist motive". "We have found the man had psychological and drug problems," Oliver Platzer told...
  • One dead, 3 hurt after suspected Islamist stabbing spree at Germany train station

    05/10/2016 5:07:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    Fox ^ | May 10, 2016
    DEVELOPING: One person was killed and three others were injured Tuesday morning when a knife-wielding suspected Islamist attacked people indiscriminately at a commuter rail station outside Munich, Germany. The attack happened in Grafing, about 20 miles east of Munich, shortly before 5 a.m. (11 p.m. ET Monday). The Munich newspaper Merkur reported that the attacker, carrying a four-inch knife, stabbed one man on a train, a second man in the station forecourt and two other men who were passing by on bikes. Investigators told the Suddeutsche Zeiting newspaper that witnesses had reported that the attacker had shouted "Allahu Akbar!",...
  • Senators Slam NATO ‘Free-Riders’ in Closed-Door Meeting With Secretary General

    04/07/2016 5:20:01 AM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | April 6, 2016 | John Hudson
    onald Trump has spent much of his campaign deriding NATO allies for “ripping off” the American taxpayer and failing to contribute to the world’s most powerful military alliance. But on Wednesday, his fellow Republicans joined the chorus during a closed-door meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Capitol Hill, according to sources inside the room. For under an hour, senators grilled Stoltenberg, a former prime minister of Norway, about why only five members of the 28-nation club spend at least 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense, the official amount NATO recommends each nation set aside. Some...
  • Russian PM declares 'new Cold War' at Munich

    02/13/2016 8:31:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies ^ | 13 Feb 2016 11:29 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Saturday that strains between Russia and the West have plunged the world into a "new Cold War". With tensions high over the lingering Ukraine conflict and Russia's backing of the Syrian regime, Medvedev said: "All that's left is an unfriendly policy of NATO against Russia". "We can say it even more clearly: We have slid into a new period of Cold War," he said, speaking at the Munich Security Conference. "Almost every day we are accused of making new horrible threats either against NATO as a whole, against Europe or against the US or...
  • BREAKING NEWS: John Kerry announces ceasefire in Syria 'within a week' following a summit in Munich

    02/11/2016 4:55:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 85 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/11/16 | Chris Pleasance
    Secretary of state John Kerry has tonight announced a deal that will see a ceasefire in Syrian within a week following a meeting of The International Syria Support Group in Berlin. Earlier in the day, Kerry tweeted that he had spoken with Sergey Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, about the need for an end to fighting in the Middle Eastern nation. However, it is unclear which of the multiple forces fighting in Syria have signed up to the ceasefire, or how it will be enforced.
  • Why Germany can't face the truth about migrant sex attacks

    01/08/2016 11:04:17 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 87 replies
    She is just one of 120 women who were abused that horrific night in the square, which is dotted with bars, nightclubs and coffee shops, and is where Cologne locals have seen in the New Year for centuries. The men, speaking Arabic and seemingly either drunk or high on drugs, moved around in large groups among a gathering of around 1,000 male migrants and deliberately targeted women. The men easily outnumbered the 190 police officers on duty, who were quickly overwhelmed. In other cities across Germany, including Stuttgart, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich and Berlin, where a tourist was sexually assaulted by...
  • German police hunt for seven Iraqi suicide bombers who planned to launch New Year's Eve attacks

    01/01/2016 11:37:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/01/2015 | Jay Akbar
    * French, US intelligence agencies warned Germany of suicide bomb attacks * Their report identified seven Iraqis living in Munich as potential attackers * Two Munich stations evacuated after warnings of 'serious, imminent threat' * Soldiers on the streets of Paris, extra police in London, Madrid and Istanbul ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ German police are hunting seven suspected suicide bombers who planned to blow themselves up in Munich train stations during the New Year's Eve celebrations, it has been reported. French and US intelligence agencies are said to have given Germany the names of the seven suspects, thought to be from Iraq and...
  • German police clear two train stations due to 'imminent threat' of terror attack

    12/31/2015 7:53:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/31/2015
    <p>Two Munich train stations were evacuated Thursday due to an "imminent threat" of a terror attack just minutes before New Year's celebrations were set to hit the German city.</p> <p>Bavaria's Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann told reporters at Munich's police headquarters authorities had received information that the terror group Islamic State was behind the threat.</p>
  • 'Serious' Terror Threat In Munich Tonight

    12/31/2015 3:25:07 PM PST · by traumer · 41 replies
    Two train stations have been evacuated in the German city, and police are urging revellers to avoid crowds for fear of an attack Munich Police has used social media to warn locals about the terror threat Police in Munich are urging people to avoid train stations after receiving "serious information there will be an attack tonight". In the hour before revellers in Germany welcomed in 2016, officers used Facebook to inform the public of an "imminent threat". Munich Police also tweeted: "Current indications that a terrorist attack is planned. Please avoid crowds and the stations." According to the dpa news...