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  • An American In ISIS: Meet Doug McCain, One Dead Jihadist

    08/26/2014 3:04:06 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8-26-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 08/26/2014 Perhaps the only question emerging from this profile of the first document US citizen casualty fighting for the Islamic State, whose name earlier was revealed as Douglas McAuthur McCain, is whether he and John are related. From NBC: The battle in itself seemed tragically normal. Two Syrian opposition groups fought and there were heavy casualties on both sides. Then victorious rebels rifled through the pockets of the dead. One contained about $800 in cash -- and an American passport. Douglas McAuthur McCain, of San Diego, California, was killed over the weekend fighting for the Islamic State of...
  • American Douglas McAuthur McCain Killed Fighting for ISIS in Syria

    08/26/2014 11:45:52 AM PDT · by Fali_G · 78 replies
    Mid East Faces ^ | 08/26/2014 | Mideast Faces
    Douglas McAuthur McCain, 33, of San Diego California was killed over the weekend in fighting between the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and a Syrian opposition group, according to the Free Syrian Army. After the battle, McCain, along with his American passport and the bodies of three other foreign jihadis were found. McCain, who referred to himself as “Duale ThaslaveofAllah” on Facebook made his allegiance to Islam apparent on his social media pages. His Twitter bio read: “It’s Islam over everything.”
  • London Mayor's Stunning Proposal: "Terrorist Until Proven Innocent"

    08/25/2014 11:14:35 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8-25-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 08/25/2014 With all of England on edge because the ISIS executioner of James Foley, known as "Jihadi John" sported a British accent, and who may or may not have been identified as Abdel-Majed Bary, although UK government sources have not yet officially revealed his identity, one person has decided it is time to not waste yet another crisis. The person: London mayor Boris Johnson who as the Guardian reports, has called for the presumption of innocence to be reversed in cases where Britons travel to Iraq or Syria and said he wants the jihadist who beheaded an American...
  • Police: Las Vegas Mentioned As Al-Qaida Terror Target

    08/24/2014 3:15:16 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies
    Fox%Vegas ^ | 8-24-2014 | Fox News
    <p>LAS VEGAS (FOX5) - Metro police have confirmed al-Qaida leaders are encouraging lone jihadists to target Las Vegas for terror attacks. That information comes from a recent publication which names the city as a top spot to strike.</p> <p>"It's just a suggestive rhetoric to those who subscribe to violent jihadists ideologies," said Lt. Nichole Splinter with the Southern Nevada Counter-Terrorism Unit.</p>
  • Real Islamophobes are the American media: jihadist mass murder in US goes unreported

    08/23/2014 3:44:01 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 20 replies
    AllenBWest.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Col Allen West
    --- snip “For two bloody months, an armed jihadist serial killer ran loose across the country. At least four innocent men died this spring and summer as acts of “vengeance” on behalf of aggrieved Muslims, the self-confessed murderer has now proclaimed.”
  • Iran links Iraq role to lifting of Western sanctions

    08/22/2014 5:10:19 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    Daily Star ^ | Aug. 21, 2014 | 02:14 PM
    TEHRAN: Iran is ready to join international action against jihadists in Iraq provided the West lifts crippling sanctions, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Thursday. His comments followed a call by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius Wednesday for all countries in the region, including Iran, to join the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) fighters who have seized swath of Iraq as well as neighboring Syria. "If we agree to do something in Iraq, the other side of the negotiations should do something in return," the official IRNA news agency quoted Zarif as saying. "All the...
  • ISIS Fighter Who Boasted Of Raising 'Flag Of Allah In The White House' Killed In Syria

    08/22/2014 3:28:18 PM PDT · by blam · 48 replies
    BI - The Wire ^ | 8-22-2014 | POLLY MOSENDZ
    POLLY MOSENDZ, The WireAugust 22, 2014isis Vice News Abu Mosa, the press officer of ISIL (ISIS), has been killed in an attack on a Syrian airbase. ISIL is currently fighting against Syrian government forces, in addition to its campaign in Iraq, that has been met by United States airstrikes. He was killed by members of the Syrian army who are loyal to the President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad. The U.S. Department of State confirmed Mosa's death in a tweet: (snip)
  • Netanyahu vows 'Hamas will pay heavy price' for death of Israeli boy (4 year old killed)

    08/22/2014 9:35:59 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 27 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/22/2014 19:23
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed on Friday that "Hamas will pay a heavy price" for the death of a four-year-old boy who suffered fatal wounds from a barrage of mortars that struck a kibbutz not far from the border with the Gaza Strip. The premier spoke with the head of the Sha'ar Hanegev regional council, Alon Shuster, by telephone shortly after news broke of the boy's death. Netanyahu told Shuster that the Israeli military will intensify its actions against Hamas in the Gaza Strip "until the goals of Operation Protective Edge are achieved." Earlier Friday, US ambassador to Israel Dan...
  • Time to Stop ISIS: It grew because it seemed unstoppable. Our air strikes have changed that.

    08/22/2014 5:37:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/22/2014 | Charles Krauthammer
    Baghdad called President Obama’s bluff and he came through. He had refused to provide air support to Iraqi government forces until the Iraqis got rid of their divisive sectarian prime minister. They did. He responded. With the support of U.S. air strikes, Iraqi and Kurdish forces have retaken the Mosul dam. Previous strikes had relieved the siege of Mount Sinjar and helped the Kurds retake two strategic towns that had opened the road to a possible Islamic State assault on Irbil, the capital of Kurdistan. In following through, Obama demonstrated three things: the effectiveness of even limited U.S. power, the...
  • Chuck Hagel Goes Full Fearmonger: "ISIS Poses Greater Threat Than 9/11, Prepare For Everything"

    08/21/2014 6:53:25 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8-21-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 08/21/2014 US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel talks about the "imminent threat" ISIS poses to the US and the World.. .and pulls no punches in his total fearmongery..."ISIL poses a threat greater than 9/11. ISIL is as sophisticated and well funded as any group we have seen. They're beyond just a terrorist group. They marry ideology with a sophisticated strategic and tactical military prowess and they're tremendously well-funded. This is way beyond anything we have seen. We must prepare for everything. Get Ready!" Time for some QE-funded deficit-busting war spending...
  • Where are the 5 Taliban Obama released?

    08/21/2014 2:37:31 PM PDT · by Colehill1999 · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | NA | Adam Kregan
    Vanity: Has anyone been able to followup to see where the 5 Taliban terror leaders Obama released, ended up? Are they fighting or even helping to lead ISIS? Were they involved in Foyle's bloody saw action murder? They certainly didn't behave like good little muslim boys and stay home.
  • Obama Blasts ISIS, Returns to Golf

    08/21/2014 5:32:11 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    ny post ^ | 8/21/14 | Sophia Rosenbaum
    .... Obama got down to business Wednesday afternoon, flooring it to the golf course after giving a speedy statement on the beheading of an American journalist and a threat from ISIS to spill more blood. Obama sported a grin the size of Mount Rushmore as he sat behind the wheel of a golf cart in Martha’s Vineyard, where he’s currently vacationing. Donning casual khakis and a white Nike polo, the president enjoyed laughs, and even a fist pound, with ex-NBAer Alonzo Mourning and businessmen Glenn Hutchins and Cyrus Walker. The president didn’t mention Steven Sotloff, a TIME reporter who was...
  • Obama White House notified, Global Post knew of threat to kill Foley 1 week prior to execution

    08/20/2014 3:24:46 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 25 replies
    My Fox Boston ^ | 8/20/14 | Ashley Troutman
    <p>Journalist James Foley's captors threatened to kill him a week before his execution in a letter that both Global Post President Philip Balboni and the White House were aware of.</p> <p>Foley was killed Tuesday in Syria after being held there for almost two years. The 40-year-old journalist was freelancing for the Global Post and Agence France-Presse when he was captured. In a news conference Wednesday, Balboni confirmed that both he and the White House were aware of the threat to kill Foley one week prior to his execution. He went on to say that the threat was different than previous communications they'd had with the captors. They demanded a lot on the past, but this letter was filled with rage, according to Balboni. Still, he wanted to believe the threat was empty, and learned it wasn't Tuesday when the video of Foley's killing was released on YouTube.</p>
  • All Hell Breaking Loose in Ferguson

    McDonald's being overrun; 1000s marching on the CP; shootings
  • misterchambers: The World is a Mess, He's Why

    08/11/2014 11:40:46 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 13 replies
    misterchambers blog ^ | 8/9/14 | Randall Stevens
    “The World is a Mess” … He’s Why Posted on August 9, 2014 by randy In the late interwar period, a few years before the ascendency of Adolf Hitler to the Chancellery, the famed German film director Fritz Lang created a classic of the silent film era. Spione (English: Spies) is a thriller of international espionage, intrigue, and manipulation by a criminal mastermind. Playing diplomats, politicians, and detectives against each other, using prostitutes, opium, and blackmail to control his adversaries, Lang’s arch villain Haghi pushes the world to the precipice of total war before he is brought down by the...
  • DEBKAfile’s quick guide to the perplexed reader (Israel silences rocket alarm)

    08/15/2014 6:45:31 AM PDT · by Dave346
    DEBKAfile ^ | August 15, 2014, 12:09 PM (IDT)
    When is a red alert the real thing? This week saw three grades of rocket alert: Red Alert, False Alarm and No Alert. We propose this key to set minds at rest within the radius of Hamas rockets: The first signifies an authentic rocket attack in response to which everyone should take shelter; the second attests to wishful thinking that a ceasefire may actually hold and so you must pretend you didn’t hear the explosion; and the alarm system is silenced when the government is determined to convince everyone that peace is at hand. So now you know you were...
  • US Post Offices Reportedly Refusing Mail to Israel (What's next?)

    08/14/2014 11:18:21 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 31 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 8/14/2014, 1:52 PM | Ari Yashar
    ADL complains to US Postmaster General after mail to Israel turned away in several states. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has written to complain to the US Postmaster General, after receiving widespread reports that US post offices around America have been refusing to accept mail to Israel. In the last several days ADL reports that it has received complaints from Massachusetts, Michigan and New Jersey, revealing postal customers were incorrectly told that the US Postal Service is not accepting mail for Israel due to Operation Protective Edge in Gaza. "The postal employees have told these individuals that current USPS policy says...
  • An Open Letter to Soledad O'Brien

    08/14/2014 8:50:54 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 18 replies
    Misterchambers.com ^ | August 13, 2014 | Randall Stevens
    This is an open letter to Soledad O’Brien, a paid journalist of the Qatari network Al Jazeera. It was prompted by an interview of Ms. O’Brien by Hugh Hewitt. Ms. O’Brien, I recently heard your interview with Hugh Hewitt regarding Qatar. As someone who has spent the last three years investigating what this tiny Gulf state is up to, I can assure you that Qatar not only funds international terrorism, but participates in the international narcotics traffic as well as the slave (labor and sex) trade. The Qataris have built a paper empire on human suffering. Their intimate ties with...
  • Hamas fires rockets at southern Israel before end of ceasefire. Cairo talks fail (Anyone surprised?)

    08/13/2014 1:14:29 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | August 13, 2014, 10:09 PM (IDT)
    Two hours before the Gaza truce was due to end Wednesday midnight, Palestinian rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip at large parts of southern Israel, including Ashkelon, Kiryat Gath, Yoav District, Shear Hanegev. Two were intercepted. No casualties were reported. Hamas envoys said that the Cairo talks had broken down and the truce would not be renewed unless their conditions were met. They called off a scheduled news conference without explanation. Hamas went back to launching rockets after Israel nodded its acceptance of a further truce, while at the same time concentrating armored forces on the Gaza border in...
  • Circus of Ceasefires Leaves Israelis Irate

    08/11/2014 11:09:54 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    Israel Today ^ | Monday, August 11, 2014 | Aviel Schneider
    Criticism of the government’s handling of the Gaza war is reaching fever pitch. No one seems to understand what direction Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pulling them in vis-a-vis Hamas. And everyone is getting the feeling that the terrorists increasingly determine the flow of life in Israel. Hundreds of families from the villages in the vicinity of Gaza protested what they said is the government’s failure to provide security in Israel’s southern regions. The sentiment, which is shared by Israelis across the country, is that the army pulled out of Gaza too early. A number of cabinet ministers agree. Foreign...
  • How Hamas Beat Israel in Gaza

    08/11/2014 7:56:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 8/10/14
    If body-counts and destroyed weaponry are the main criteria for victory, Israel is the clear winner in the latest confrontation with Hamas. There’s no doubt that Israel could conquer the entire Gaza Strip and completely wipe out Hamas’s military apparatus. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has chosen not to do so and now enjoys his highest approval ratings ever. But counting bodies is not the most important criterion in deciding who should be declared the victor. Much more important is comparing each side’s goals before the fighting and what they have achieved. Seen in this light, Hamas won.
  • 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...
  • Bennett: Mission Not Accomplished (Netanyahu faces backlash from cabinet)

    08/10/2014 11:11:05 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 8/10/2014, 8:25 PM | Hezki Ezra, Yoni Kempinski
    Jewish Home head says Protective Edge has not succeeded as long as residents of the south are not safe. Jewish Home Chairman, Economics Minister Naftali Bennett, said Sunday that Israel prefers the security of its citizens to international approval of its actions. He made clear that he did not see Operation Protective Edge as having achieved its aims. “The government of Israel embarked on the Protective Edge campaign and defined the goal as bringing back security to the residents of the south. We need to look at the picture with honesty and say that the goal has not yet been...
  • As 9/11 arrives for another year, terror targets?

    08/10/2014 10:46:45 AM PDT · by jyro · 16 replies
    I dread to see another 9/11 date come around. Benghazi enhanced that date as a terror target. I know we can't prevent attacks world wide on U.S.A. targets. I just hope and pray we are better prepared to respond in real time. Be aware of your surroundings and be prepared.
  • Was General Greene a Victim of ‘Workplace Violence’ Too? There is a global Jihad, ignore it or not.

    08/09/2014 6:12:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/08/2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Major General Harold Greene, who was murdered by a jihadist in Afghanistan Tuesday, is the highest-ranking American officer since the Vietnam War, 44 years ago, to be killed in combat. Or at least one hopes that he will be accorded the full honors of a soldier killed in combat. With the Obama administration and its compliant Pentagon brass, you can never be sure. The two-star general was killed, and 15 fellow allied soldiers wounded, not on the battlefield but in the seemingly secure confines of a military base — in this instance, a training school outside Kabul. The shooting spree...
  • When it comes to saving those stranded on a mountaintop, Obama is ODC (Obama Doesn’t Care)

    08/08/2014 11:59:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/08/14 | Judi McLeod
    The world has changed dramatically since Senator Barack Hussein Obama took office in 2009 and turned it upside down. That change was the only thing real in what was to be Obama’s hedonistic Hollywood world. The hope promised in the millions of posters circulated worldwide died an undignified death the day they tore down the DNC’s phony Greek columns at the Denver Pepsi Center never to return.
  • Rare Recess Hearing to Deal with Ebola Threat

    08/07/2014 8:58:23 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Aug 2014 | Caroline May
    With Ebola claiming more than 900 lives and a handful people in America receiving tests for the deadly virus, the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa is convening a hearing Thursday to examine the threat. “Around the country there is a heightened sense of concern. Hopefully we don’t go beyond the concern and containment is the key here,” Subcommittee Chairman Chris Smith (R-NJ) said during a C-SPAN interview Thursday morning. “We’re going to be talking about all things, including some of the potentially powerful drugs that might be able to overcome this horrific disease that just has such a high...
  • Crimea: March of the Tatars

    08/07/2014 8:24:33 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 4 replies
    In one of history's most severe and efficient incidents of mass exile, the Tatars in Crimea were removed from their homeland by Stalin in 1944. Within just three days, 200,000 Tatars were forcibly deported. After spending 50 years in exile, the Tatars returned to their homeland in Crimea at the collapse of the Soviet Union, and have since felt generally protected under Ukrainian rule. Following a fraudulent and illegal referendum earlier this year on whether to become part of Russia, Crimea was annexed by the Russian Federation — a move that brought back painful memories of persecution and oppression for...
  • Ukrainians flee besieged Donetsk as fighting closes in

    08/05/2014 3:40:19 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 11 replies
    AFP via Yahoo! ^ | Anna Malpas
    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - The once-bustling leafy boulevards of central Donetsk are now deserted but one place where there is almost certain to be a crowd is the rebel-held city's ornate Stalin-era railway station. As the boom of mortar fire rocks the mining hub of one million daily, ever more residents are packing up and fleeing a tightening government blockade. "They are bombing -- that's why we are getting far away from here," said Lyubov, a grey-eyed woman with her hair in a bun, who fled her home in a nearby town. "We left everything and ran away," she said,...
  • US Republican calls for bombing of Iran nuclear sites (Louie Gohmert - Texas)

    08/04/2014 4:15:12 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 22 replies
    Press TV ^ | Thu Jul 24, 2014
    A US Republican congressman has called for the bombing of Iran’s nuclear sites, saying in case of US hesitancy, Israel should be allowed to do that. Speaking on the House floor on Tuesday, Republican Louie Gohmert said that Israel’s invasion of Gaza means that it is time to bomb Iran. “It is time to bomb Iran’s nuclear capabilities. It is time for the United States, if we are not going to stop Iran’s nukes, then let Israel do it. A friend will not put another friend in this kind of jeopardy.” Israel and the US accuse Iran of pursuing non-civilian...
  • Two terrorist attacks in Jerusalem. An Israeli killed, a soldier injured. Security forces beefed up

    08/04/2014 8:07:22 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | August 4, 2014, 5:18 PM (IDT)
    In the space of a few hours, two Palestinian terrorist attacks occurred in Jerusalem, both in areas close to Arab districts. In the second, Monday afternoon, Aug. 4, a motorcyclist shot an Israeli soldier outside the tunnel leading to Mt. Scopus and Wadi Joz, injuring him seriously. As the assalant raced off, a passerby shot at him and missed. The soldier was evacuated with stomach wounds to the nearby Hadassah Hospital which shares Mt. Scopus with the Hebrew University campus. A large-scale hunt has been launched for the assailant. Three hours earlier, a 19-year old Palestinian rammed a heavy excavator...
  • Terror study group finds “sovereign citizens”, “militia/patriot groups” among greatest threat to US

    08/03/2014 10:06:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/03/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The nation’s law enforcement agencies, from local cops all the way to the Department of Homeland Security, are always on the lookout for terrorist threats, and that includes at home as well as in far flung deserts and mountains. And they’re collecting data on all sorts of groups. What may come as a surprise is that, if you’re a regular reader of Hot Air or many other similar outlets, you might be one of the people they are watching! A new report this summer from a group of university analysts has identified the chief concerns of law enforcement agents...
  • Don’t second guess me again: Netanyahu to US

    08/02/2014 4:13:49 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 2, 2014 | 5:50am
    WASHINGTON — Following the quick collapse of the cease-fire in Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the White House not to force a truce with Palestinian militants on Israel. Sources familiar with conversations between Netanyahu and senior U.S. officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry, say the Israeli leader advised the Obama administration “not to ever second guess me again” on the matter. The officials also said Netanyahu said he should be “trusted” on the issue and about the unwillingness of Hamas to enter into and follow through on cease-fire talks. An Israeli official said the Netanyahu government viewed...
  • FULL-CONTACT With Erik Rush LIVE! August 1, 2014 SUPPLEMENT

    08/01/2014 8:42:47 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 8 replies
    Erik Rush Full Contact Podcast ^ | August 1, 2014 | Erik Rush / Dr. Jim Garrow
    Obama tried to nuke America. Now terrorists are streaming across border, with plan to hit 100 shopping malls. Eight men, Obama among them, were being groomed for the U.S. Presidency. The other seven have been murdered.
  • With Kidnap of Israeli Soldier, John Kerry’s Ceasefire Has Made Matters Much, Much Worse

    08/01/2014 6:49:17 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 35 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | August 1, 2014 9:26 am | Arik Elman
    Let’s just recap what happened with the abduction of an Israeli soldier this morning. The Israeli government believed the word of the Secretary of State of the United States that, via his Turkish and Qatari friends, he had obtained acceptable terms for a ceasefire with Hamas. Mr. Kerry’s flunkies even bragged about the success of his Turko-Qatari connections, chiding those who looked askance at his bromance with friends and sponsors of Hamas. What happened next – a surprise attack on Israeli troops in the southern Gaza Strip an hour and a half into the “ceasefire”, an abduction of a soldier...
  • IDF Soldier Possibly Kidnapped in Battle During Ceasefire

    08/01/2014 4:16:54 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 50 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | August 1st, 2014
    The IDF believes there is a high likelihood that a soldier was kidnapped this morning in Rafah (Rafiach) at 9:30am. Hamas terrorists attacked IDF troops this morning during the cease fire, a battle ensued, at it is believed they managed to kidnap a soldier. They have made numerous attempts, since the war began, to abduct soldiers, and this may have been their goal all along. The soldier’s family has been notified.
  • CRUZ: A tale of two hospitals: One in Israel, one in Gaza

    07/31/2014 9:43:18 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | Ted Cruz
    If you want to judge a nation, look at how it treats its most vulnerable civilians. Hospitals are a good place to start. Al-Shifa, the largest hospital in Gaza, is housed in a converted British army barracks. Some 126 miles north is Israel’s Ziv Medical Center in Zefat. Hamas, which controls Gaza, is using the civilian population as human shields. The terrorist group has placed its missiles in schools and mosques and, even more deplorably, burrowed its command center underneath the al-Shifa hospital. Hamas‘ activities are taking place in plain sight. Just two weeks ago, The Washington Post described al-Shifa...
  • House passes resolution to condemn Hamas for Israel rocket attacks

    07/30/2014 12:51:21 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 30, 2014, 03:20 pm | Cristina Marcos
    The House on Wednesday passed a resolution to condemn the extremist group Hamas for its recent rocket attacks against Israel. The measure, passed by voice vote, specifically denounces Hamas's use of civilians as "human shields" during combat. "Hamas is engaging in a crime of enormous proportions, perpetrated by those who are deliberately hiding among civilians to protect themselves," said House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.). "The world can't let terrorists embed their forces among the civilian population, using them as human shields, without speaking out." It also expresses support for Israel to defend itself against Hamas, as well...
  • Hillary: Gaza's Small Size Justification For Hamas Housing Rockets In Schools

    07/30/2014 12:14:20 PM PDT · by Enchante · 50 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 07/28014 | Breitbart
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Fusion TV's Jorge Ramos that part of the reason Hamas hides rockets in schools and civilian areas is "Gaza is small." "I'm not a military planner but Hamas puts it's missiles, it's rockets in civilian areas, part of it is Gaza is pretty small and its densely populated," she said as neglecting the question of whether or not Hamas should have rockets in area to begin with.
  • Three Israeli soldiers killed in action in Gaza and 27 injured. Cabinet orders operation expanded

    07/30/2014 12:01:32 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | July 30, 2014, 9:30 PM (IDT)
    Three Israeli soldiers were killed and 27 injured in the Gaza Strip Wednesday, July 30, on the 23rd day of Israel’s counter-terror operation Defensive Edge against Hamas. A bomb planted in the wall of a building in Khan Younes blew up as the soldiers went in to examine a tunnel shaft. Maj. Gen. Sami Torjeman, OC Southern Command, told reporters that the soldiers had fought “stubbornly” and “seriously impaired” Hamas’ strength. Hundreds of enemy fighters have been killed, he reported, including scores of Hamas’ elite troops and some of the commanders hunkered down in their hideouts. Dozens too had been...
  • Hamas Training in Malaysia for 'Advanced' Terror Attacks

    07/30/2014 9:10:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    inn ^ | 7/30/14 | Uzi Baruch, Ari Soffer and Tova Dvorin
    Israeli security forces have captured a senior Hamas commander in the city of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip - and in doing so thwarted a creative plan to infiltrate Israel to commit a terrorist attack. The terrorist - said to be a member of an elite commando unit within Hamas's "military wing", the Ezzadine Al Kassam Brigades - was interrogated by the Shabak (Israel Security Agency), and confessed to having been sent to Malaysia to gain paragliding training, which he was to use to infiltrate into southern Israel to carry out an attack - potentially a kidnapping - in...
  • Report: Obama Was Rude and Hostile During Phone Call With Netanyahu (transcript leaked)

    07/29/2014 12:03:27 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 269 replies
    JP Updates ^ | 7/29/14 1:48pm | Jacob Kombluh
    The conversation between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama was tense and tough, according to a report on Channel 1 Tuesday evening. Based on a transcript of the conversation, obtained by Israel’s channel 1, Obama “behaved in a rude, condescending and hostile manner,” the network’s foreign correspondent concluded. During the 35-minute conversation on Sunday, the president reportedly demanded that Israel should immediately and unconditionally end the operation. When Netanyahu asked what Israel would get in return for unilaterally ending the strikes, Obama replied: “I believe Hamas will stop firing rockets – quiet in return for quiet.” To which...
  • Nine out of 10 Israel’s war dead Monday died on Israeli soil – a microcosm of the IDF operation

    07/29/2014 11:12:24 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | July 29, 2014, 3:25 PM (IDT)
    That nine of the 10 Israeli servicemen who died in the counter-terror operation against Hamas Monday, July 28, were killed on Israeli soil was a wake-up call for Israel’s war leaders. It meant that Hamas had used the 22 days of combat to carry the contest from its own home ground into Israel by grabbing the tactical advantage of surprise. The Nahal Oz encounter was a tragic microcosm of the current face of Operation Defensive Edge. The tunnel, from which a band of Hamas infiltrators jumped out – and about whose existence the IDF admits to have known – ran...
  • Senior IDF officer to government: The troops must go forward or quit

    07/29/2014 10:59:17 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | July 29, 2014, 2:43 PM (IDT)
    IDF chiefs have asked the government for a clear decision on whether to expand their counter-terror operation in the Gaza Strip which entered its 22nd day Tuesday - or terminate it. This was reported by a senior IDF officer Tuesday. He put it this way: “Decide now whether we go in or out.” DEBKAfile: This comment reflects the mounting criticism in the IDF high command of the government’s slowness in reaching a decision about the next stage of the operation against Hamas. This irresolution, they say, exposes the troops to danger and point to the 10 fatalities the IDF suffered...
  • High IDF death toll in Hamas upsurge of violence on “ceasefire” day.

    07/28/2014 2:43:15 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | July 28, 2014, 11:55 PM (IDT)
    Israel expands counter-offensive In the past 48 hours, Israel was pressured to accept its fifth “humanitarian” ceasefire in Gaza by President Barack Obama, US Secretary of State John Kerry, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Chairman of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu came close to folding, whereas Hamas saw the truce as applying only to Israel and therefore used it as a call to arms. The slogan Israel broadcast: Quiet will be met with quiet and fire with fire, was seen by Hamas as a sign of Israel weakening. This impression was confirmed on Sunday when...
  • After CAIR’s Pro-Terror, Hamas Demo, Synagogue in North Miami Beach vandalized

    07/28/2014 9:08:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 7/28/14 | Pamela Geller
    Miami was the site of a violent, pro-Hamas, pro-terror demo last week tied to the Hamas-tied CAIR. This is the poison fruit of CAIR’s incitement to hate and violence. Signs like this were displayed at the demo. Journalists were attacked shouting “We are all Hamas,” “We are all jihad.” “I’m gonna kill you mother fucker, you and all the Israelis!” “You want a push, I’ll show you a push!” He’s a Zionist, this guy is not one of us, he’s a Zionist!” (code for Jew) On Sunday July 20, 2014, these violent and hateful words were combined with physical assaults...
  • Three killed, several wounded in mortar shell attack on southern Israel

    07/28/2014 8:31:39 AM PDT · by AU72 · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post Online ^ | 07/28/2104 | JPost.com Staff
    A Magen David Adom ambulance. Photo: REUTERS Three people were killed and several others were seriously wounded in a mortar attack in the Eshkol Region next to the Gaza border late Monday afternoon. The attack moderately injured a number of other people. Emergency teams were evacuating those hurt to several hospitals. At least four were airlifted to Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba. Related: IAF resumes air strikes in Gaza amid rocket attacks None of those killed or hurt in the projectile attack were Eshkol residents, said a spokeswoman for the regional council. Shortly after the mortar shell attack, the...
  • Israel rejects UN Sec Council call for Gaza ceasefire

    07/28/2014 6:43:15 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | July 28, 2014, 4:39 PM (IDT)
    Israel Monday rebuffed the UN Security Council’s call for an immediate and humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza. In a call to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Binyamin Netanyahu said that the text relates only to the needs of “a murderous terrorist organization which attacks Israeli civilians.” It fails to address the harm inflicted on Israeli citizens and Hamas’ misuse of UN facilities for launching attacks on those citizens. Netanyahu delivered his reply as Hamas renewed rocket attacks at noon Monday, with Israeli resuming air strikes on rocket targets towards evening.
  • Iran General: We Will Hunt Down Israelis House To House

    07/27/2014 9:00:16 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9:50 PM 07/27/2014 | Reza Kahlili
    The deputy commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards vowed revenge against Israel for its ongoing military incursion into Gaza, which has already killed hundreds of Palestinians and dozens of Israelis. “You [people of Israel] are trees without any roots which were planted in the Islamic lands by the British,” Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami said at this week’s Friday prayer sermon in Tehran, Fars News Agency reported. That statement referred to the Balfour Declaration, which led to the dismantling of the Ottoman Empire after World War I and the eventual creation of the state Israel in 1948. “We will chase you house...
  • Kerry ‘completely capitulated’ to Hamas in ceasefire proposal, say Israeli sources

    07/26/2014 5:17:50 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 41 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | July 26, 2014, 8:48 pm
    Israeli ministers, who on Friday unanimously rejected US secretary’s offer, reported to describe him as ‘negligent, incapable of handling the most basic matters’ Israeli government sources on Saturday night accused US Secretary of State John Kerry of “completely capitulating” to the demands of Hamas and its champion Qatar in drafting the Gaza war ceasefire proposal that Israeli ministers unanimously rejected on Friday. The unnamed sources, quoted by Israel’s Channel 2 TV, said Kerry “dug a tunnel under the Egyptian ceasefire proposal” — which Israel accepted and Hamas rejected last week — and presented the Israeli government with a text that...