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  • US military ramps up airstrikes in Iraq, weighs additional troops after execution video

    08/20/2014 2:17:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    FOX News ^ | August 20, 2014
    U.S. fighter jets and drones stepped up attacks on Islamic State targets in Iraq and the Obama administration was weighing sending more boots on the ground -- even as the group released a graphic video showing the beheading of American journalist James Foley. A senior U.S. official also told Fox News that military planners are weighing the possibility of sending more American forces to Iraq mainly to provide additional security “in and around Baghdad,” at the request of the State Department. The official said the Pentagon is seriously considering sending fewer than 300 personnel, but there has been no final...
  • Vanity: Finding Reagan Responses To Terrorism

    08/20/2014 1:16:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 16 replies
    Kind of a Freeper Challenge! Find the best Ronald Reagan responses to terrorism! His address to Gaddaffi was great! But I know he had several where he "called a spade a spade" This is response to the loser in chief's response today to the beheading of an American.
  • ICRC team enters eastern Ukraine to smooth way for Russian convoy

    08/20/2014 10:44:23 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8-20-2014 | Stephanie Nebehay
    Red Cross officials entered eastern Ukraine on Wednesday to smooth the planned delivery of relief supplies aboard a Russian aid convoy, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said. The convoy has been stuck at the Russia-Ukraine border for nearly a week due to Ukrainian concerns it could serve as a Trojan horse to infiltrate military supplies to pro-Russian separatists in the area. Moscow says the mission is purely humanitarian in support of civilians trapped by the conflict. "An advance ICRC team crossed into eastern Ukraine this morning, having received security guarantees from groups controlling the territory for this...
  • Islamic State Is Not a Terrorist Group, It's an Army

    08/20/2014 5:51:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    Earlier this month, Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said that inaction toward the radical Islamic State “is no longer an option.” She also appropriately called them what they are: an army. “It takes an army to defeat and army, and I believe that we either confront ISIL now or we will be forced to deal with an even stronger enemy in the future,” she said in a statement. The Islamic State is “operating with military expertise, advancing across Iraq, and rapidly consolidating its position.” According to a monitoring group's estimates, we now have numbers to confirm...
  • Israel's Final Conflict And Deliverance...Israel's Future pt 13

    This is the word of the LORD concerning Israel. The LORD, who stretches out the heavens, who lays the foundation of the earth, and who forms the spirit of man within him, declares: “I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves. (Zechariah 12:1-3)The last chapters of Zechariah have an amazing relevance...
  • Choosing The Right Side In Conflict: Israel

    08/18/2014 8:10:48 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 1 replies
    Poletical ^ | August 16th, 2014 | R. Rados
    When choosing a side in conflict, it should be our moral dispositions that trump political correctness and ideology. Morality offers a simple solution to an array of complex problems. Secondly, knowledge and facts are powerful tools for determining which side is worthy of our support. Choosing to support a side that promotes everything that goes against our own common morality makes the least amount of sense. Murder, tyranny, genocide, racism and indiscriminate hatred (or the advocacy of those things) go against our common morality. To most of us, it's incomprehensible to accept any of those things as conducive to the...
  • Islamic Terrorist Group Demands Islamic State… in Downtown Oslo

    08/18/2014 9:46:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/18/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    For now Muslim settlers are flying to Iraq or Syria from European countries like to Norway to join ISIS. Eventually they won’t have to fly anywhere.The struggle for the Islamic State will be right in their own backyards. A Muslim terrorist group, Ansar al-Sunna, is threatening that if a section of the nation’s capitol isn’t transformed into a sharia-complaint Muslim nation, an attack rivaling 9/11 will be launched upon the Scandinavian nation.“We do not want to be a part of Norwegian society. And we do not consider it necessary either to move away from Norway, because we were born and...
  • Emboldened by their victim’s fear and inaction, Islamist thugs running wild in Sweden

    08/18/2014 8:57:32 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/18/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    hey are making their move. With the world busy trying to blame Israel for killing “innocent” Palestinians, Islamist thugs in Sweden are flexing their muscles and starting their attacks. They are threatening Sweden by saying, “Until the day we die, we will engage in war against Sweden and Europe.” Sweden and Europe invited these savages into their midst. They feed them, clothe them, give them free housing and offer them education, yet all the while allow these vicious sub-humans to openly hate their Swedish benefactors and rape their women without lifting a finger to defend themselves. Sweden is in desperate...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-08-15 : Congress Needs an Exit Interview with General Flynn

    08/16/2014 4:51:05 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 13 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-08-15 | Newt Gingrich
    . August 15, 2014 Newt Gingrich : Congress Needs an Exit Interview with General Flynn ===================================================== Outgoing director of the Defense Intelligence Agency Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, gave an extraordinary exit interview last week with James Kitfield of the publication Breaking Defense. The interview revealed assessments about the dangers facing the United States that are so unlike what we hear from President Obama or his national security team that relevant Congressional committees should conduct their own exit interview in public hearings with General Flynn when they return from the August recess. For example, General Flynn says plainly the United States...
  • 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...
  • How the U.S.-favored Kurds Abandoned the Yazidis when ISIS Attacked

    08/17/2014 11:07:39 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 11 replies
    Interviews with witnesses show the Kurds who are now getting weapons and air support from Washington left the Yazidis defenseless earlier this month.
  • The fantasy of Middle Eastern moderates

    08/17/2014 7:24:16 AM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 14, 2014 | Fareed Zakaria
    For decades, U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East has been to support “moderates.” The problem is that there are actually very few of them. The Arab world is going through a bitter, sectarian struggle that is “carrying the Islamic world back to the Dark Ages,” said Turkish President Abdullah Gul. In these circumstances, moderates either become extremists or they lose out in the brutal power struggles of the day. Look at Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Libya and the Palestinian territories.
  • How Many Gaza Homes for a Tunnel?

    08/17/2014 7:23:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 8/17/2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    While the western world is donating billions each year to help build a prosperous society on the Gaza strip, develop an economy, and elevate citizens from poverty, Hamas has been busy over the last four years building very expensive and intricate tunnels, an underground city in which bizarre weddings take place side by side with military operations aimed at ultimately destroying Israel and wiping it off the face of the earth. Israel Defense Forces (IDF) found 30 such tunnels. Their construction was estimated at $3 million each. Hamas could have invested in the people of Gaza. For each tunnel, it...
  • Coptic Bishop: Without Action, It’s Only a Matter of Time

    08/17/2014 7:04:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    ISIS’ barbarism in Syria and Iraq has gotten so bad that even the Vatican has signaled that military action may be necessary. And Down Under, Bishop Anba Suriel, head of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the diocese of Melbourne, denounced the terrorist group in no uncertain terms and urged Australia, and the world, to act before “such fundamentalisms infects the entire world.” “The world watches in silence as the last Christians are expelled from Mosul, Iraq in one of the most merciless and barbaric acts of genocide we have seen in the 21st Century,” Suriel, who was born in Egypt,...
  • Islamic Terror in the UK

    08/15/2014 4:38:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2014 | Larry Provost
    While fires burned at the World Trade Center, Islamists saw fit to murder Ross Parker in the UK. Ross would have been 30 this month. On September 21, 2001, firefighters still battled flames at the World Trade Center. The spray of water was putting out some of the fires but the waters could have been a metaphor for tears; as also being extinguished were the hopes of rescuing any more survivors from the Islamic attack...Also part of this sad day, Islamists in the United Kingdom decided to kill Ross Parker. Ross Parker was a small but determined young man....
  • The town is being re-populated with migrants from Western Ukraine.

    08/15/2014 9:14:48 AM PDT · by GilGil · 6 replies
    Slavyangrad.org ^ | 08/14/14 | S. Naylor
    “Where are my friends, will you tell me, Kiev junta? As I found out from communication with others, the same experience was shared by others who had returned home after Kiev’s army occupied the town. The streets are practically devoid of people; those who do walk there are clearly not locals.
  • A World In Chaos, And Kerry's Talking Climate Change

    08/14/2014 4:05:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Investors.com ^ | August 14, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Diplomacy: Great leadership isn't necessarily about intelligence, expertise or background. It's more about wisdom and judgment. Based on this, Americans should be very concerned about Secretary of State John Kerry. As the world melts into chaos and threats to the U.S. homeland multiply, America's top foreign policy official seems bizarrely, even dangerously, fixated on ... global warming. In remarks at the East-West Center in Honolulu on Wednesday, Kerry repeated his claim that climate change is "the biggest challenge ... we face right now." To which we respond: Can he be serious? In recent days, we've seen the establishment of a...
  • A brief pause for reflection of the turmoil in the Mideast. (Vanity - Opinion)

    08/14/2014 12:09:44 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 15 replies
    Vanity | Aug 14, 2014 | Enterprise
    It was only a relatively few years ago when our nation suffered one of the worst terrorist attacks in our history on 9/11/2001. I recall video of much rejoicing from the Islamic nations over this attack. There was much celebration and dancing in the streets. So, forward to what we have today and we are witness to a rolling holocaust in some of those countries where the citizens rejoiced at our suffering. The face of terror now looks at the citizens of Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia, and the rest of the nations of the Mideast. My questions...
  • How to Defeat ISIL

    08/14/2014 7:40:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/14/2014 | Bing West
    By pulling our forces out of Iraq in 2011, Mr. Obama claimed, he “ended the war.” Three years later, the winner of that war is a barbarous Islamist army that has seized the northern half of Iraq, threatening both Kurdistan and Baghdad. An alarmed Iraqi parliament has just elected a new prime minister, opening the door for American assistance. So what should we do? The chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Martin Dempsey, has suggested that we “initially contain, eventually disrupt, and finally defeat [the Islamists] over time.” Notice that the general used the word “defeat.” What is necessary to...
  • Obama, Netanyahu clash on phone as U.S.-Israel relations sink to new low

    08/14/2014 6:54:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    Market Watch ^ | August 14, 2014
    U.S.-Israeli relations sink to new low. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a “particularly combative” phone call Wednesday over efforts to secure a lasting peace in Gaza, a sign that relations between the two countries have fallen to a new low, according to a Wall Street Journal report from Jerusalem. White House officials are said to think Netanyahu and his national-security team are both reckless and untrustworthy. The U.S. administration was caught off guard when it learned the Israeli military had been quietly securing tank rounds from the Pentagon during the Gaza conflict.
  • Young Turks (Mark Steyn)

    08/14/2014 4:59:57 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 16 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | August 13, 2014 | Mark Steyn
    A Tweet from Yasmina Haifi: ISIS heeft niets met Islam te maken ...is vooropgezet plan van zionisten die bewust Islam willen zwart maken Which translated into English means roughly: ISIS has nothing to do with Islam. It's a preconceived plan by Zionists who want to deliberately blacken Islam's name. Who is Yasmina Haifi? She's an official at the Dutch Ministry of Justice who serves as project leader at the Netherlands' National Cyber Security Center. And she thinks Isis is a Zionist plot to make Islam look bad. She could be right. On the other hand, maybe Yasmina Haifi is a...
  • FBI Arrests Show Islamic State Poses Homeland Threat

    08/13/2014 4:15:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Investors.com ^ | August 13, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Homeland Insecurity: The FBI arrest of a North Carolina jihadist brings to five the number of ISIS-tied Muslim Americans captured. It's time the president took the terror group's anti-U.S. rants more seriously. The influence that this vicious successor to al-Qaida in Iraq is exerting inside our own borders is clearly growing. Obama must do more to take out its leaders abroad while increasing scrutiny inside our Muslim community to ferret out recruits. Last week, the FBI arrested Donald Ray Morgan on AK-47 and other weapons charges as the North Carolina native tried to re-enter the U.S. from Lebanon, where agents...
  • ‘Western media neglect of Moscow’s MH17 evidence is shameful’

    08/13/2014 10:09:35 AM PDT · by McGruff · 32 replies
    Russia Today ^ | August 13, 2014
    <p>Nearly one month has passed since Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down over the skies of eastern Ukraine, taking the lives of 298 people.</p> <p>An international investigation is now underway, led by the Netherlands, with members from Ukraine, Malaysia, the United States, Russia and others.</p>
  • War-weary America has to show its steel in Iraq (Financial Times)

    08/12/2014 11:33:45 PM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    Financial Times ^ | Aug 12, 2014 | Richard Haass
    What the world saw last Thursday evening was an American president torn between personal preferences and cold reality. The result is a US that is once more moving towards greater military involvement in Iraq – but only reluctantly and incrementally. Isis is more of a threat than al-Qaeda, which was and is mostly content to destroy. Isis has an agenda: to create a caliphate based on what it views as a return to pure Islam over swaths of the Middle East and beyond. Above all, Mr Obama needs to articulate what the US is doing and why. He must explain...
  • Special Guest (Hillary Clinton!) Editorial: Obama's Foreign Policy Failures

    08/12/2014 6:09:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Aug 12, 2014 | Hillary Rodham Clinton
    Editor’s note: I think it was the great Maimonides who taught us, “You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes.” So THE WEEKLY STANDARD is happy to feature this special guest editorial on President Obama's foreign policy failures (excerpted verbatim from Jeffrey Goldberg’s fine interview). – William Kristol On American Power and American Security: “But we’ve also learned about the importance of our power, our influence, and our values appropriately deployed and explained. ... One of the reasons why I worry about what’s happening in the Middle East right now is because of the breakout capacity of jihadist...
  • U.S. has a chance to stop the Islamic State

    08/12/2014 4:04:47 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 12, 2014 | by Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn)
    We have a chance to stop the Islamic State before it creates a sanctuary in Iraq and Syria that it could use to strike the United States, just as al-Qaeda used its sanctuary in Afghanistan to kill thousands of Americans on Sept. 11, 2001. That, to his credit, is what the president has begun to do. The president has repeatedly said that he will not put U.S. combat troops on the ground in the Middle East. But if they get specialized assistance from us and our allies, Kurdish and Iraqi ground troops are capable of defeating the Islamic State. In...
  • Is ISIS 'An Existential Threat'?

    08/12/2014 6:46:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    U.S. air strikes since Friday have opened a corridor through which tens of thousands of Yazidis, trapped and starving on a mountain in Iraq, have escaped to safety in Kurdistan. The Kurds, whose peshmerga fighters were sent reeling by the Islamic State last week, bolstered now by the arrival of U.S. air power, recaptured two towns. But the peshmerga have apparently lost the strategically important town of Jalawla, 20 miles from Iran, the furthest east that ISIS forces have penetrated. Last week's gains by the Islamic State caused Republican hawks to flock to the Sunday talk shows. "ISIS is...
  • Hiroshima's Lessons for the War on Terror

    08/12/2014 5:22:25 AM PDT · by Bigg Red · 12 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | August 10, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    In the summer of '45, the United States concluded a war that had come to be seen by some as unwinnable after the carnage at Iwo Jima with a bang. ~~snip~~ The two bombs stand in stark contrast to our endless nation-building exercises in which nothing is ever finished until we give up. Instead Truman cut the Gordian Knot and avoided a long campaign that would have depopulated Japan and destroyed the lives of a generation of American soldiers.
  • Pentagon contradicts Obama, says they’ve been “very clear” about ISIS threat in Iraq all along

    08/11/2014 7:02:27 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 50 replies
    http://therightscoop.com/ ^ | August 11, 2014 | Joe Guest
    On Saturday, President Obama said the intelligence community underestimated the threat by ISIS which is why he did not act until now: There is no doubt that their advance, their movement over the last several months has been more rapid than the intelligence estimates and I think the expectations of policymakers both in and outside of Iraq. Aside from the fact that advances by ISIS has been known to anyone who’s had access to YouTube or Twitter, the Pentagon, when asked if they were caught off guard by ISIS today, tells a completely different story. They responded that the US...
  • Williams: Get Ready for Denials

    08/11/2014 10:17:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 13, 2014 | Walter Williams
    Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera accused Matt Drudge's website of "the worst kind of jingoistic rhetoric ever" for carrying news stories about the dangers of illegal immigration. He said Drudge "is doing his best to stir up a civil war. I mean, shame on Matt Drudge." Republican Rep. Todd Rokita and his Indiana delegation have been criticized for suggesting the possibility that Latin American children pouring across our southern border are carrying deadly diseases. Some of them have already been discovered to be carrying lice and suffering from disease. We've yet to find out what kind of communicable diseases they...
  • Current Events Quiz

    08/10/2014 2:03:02 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 5 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | August 10, 2014
    Freepers: Can you match the brutal, murderous terrorist group with its corresponding religions affiliation? Note: The link is posted rather than the cartoon due to excerpting requirements.
  • US air power delivers modest gains in Iraq as Yazidis flee to safety

    08/10/2014 11:14:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 08/10/2014 | By Simon Montlake,
    Territorial gains by Kurdish fighters and relief for stranded Yazidis follow the first days of US military intervention in Iraq. Britain and France are also getting involved. But the Islamic State remains a potent threat. Backed by US air power, Kurdish peshmerga forces have regrouped in their fight against Sunni Arab militants and made modest gains in taking back territory in northern Iraq that had changed hands in recent days. Efforts to rescue tens of thousands of displaced minority Yazidis – whose persecution President Obama cited Thursday as a trigger for US military intervention – also progressed. Al Jazeera reported...
  • 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...
  • When Obama lied, people died

    08/10/2014 6:30:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/10/14 | Judi McLeod
    No acronyms for the Islamic State: The acronym IS, formerly ISIS, should be banned from the public lexicon. Call IS what it is: The Islamic State and its blood-drenched “caliphate”. Al Qaeda was called al Qaeda and no one ever identified it as AQ. That President Barack Obama put al Qaeda on the run, a plank during his 2012 re-election bid, is a lie evidenced by the fact the new caliphate put Christians on the run in Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere.
  • We Had to Go Back: U.S. had to intervene in Iraq because ISIS’s goals extend beyond that region

    08/09/2014 9:40:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Slate ^ | 08/09/2014 | Reihan Salam
    Scratch the surface of most of the world’s armed conflicts and you won’t see an ideological struggle or deep-seated ethnic or religious hatred that has erupted in a war of all against all. Rather, what you’ll find is a collection of thugs for hire, some in uniforms and some not, who are taking advantage of the chaos of war to prey on the weak. Sometimes this involves stealing oil or diamonds, or sexual brutality. But it’s pretty rare that it involves some larger design. True, the hooligans who take part in these orgies of destruction will often claim loyalty to...
  • ISIS, Hamas and Boko Haram: Believe their intentions

    08/08/2014 11:21:46 PM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 8, 2014 | Newt Gingrich
    For 35 years, since Iranians seized the American Embassy on November 4, 1979, and kept the Americans in it as hostages, the United States has been at war with radical Islamists. They knew it. We hid from it. Now, in an arc of terror from Boko Haram in Nigeria through Hamas in Gaza to ISIS in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, there is a clear wave of vicious religious warfare being waged against civilization by fanatics who openly promise and engage in genocidal killing. ISIS has made its murderous intentions painfully clear. It has proven in town after town that it...
  • President Carter Aligns Himself With Terrorists

    08/08/2014 2:13:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2014 | Michael Brown
    Former President Jimmy Carter, who once accused Israel of being an “apartheid state” worse than South Africa, has gone even further, rebuking the Jewish State for the way it has waged war with Hamas while actually siding with the terrorists. Writing together with former Irish president Mary Robinson in Foreign Policy magazine, Mr. Carter stated that, “There is no humane or legal justification for the way the Israeli Defense Forces are conducting this war,” calling on Israel and the West to recognize Hamas’s “legitimacy as a political actor.” Mr. Carter claims that Hamas, by recently joining together with the Palestinian...
  • Two injured in Israel by Gaza rocket attacks; Direct hit on Sderot home

    08/08/2014 7:11:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | August 8, 2014 | Staff
    Two people were injured by the shrapnel from a mortar shell fired into the Sha'ar Negev Regional Council from Gaza shortly after noon on Friday. One of the injured is a 71-year-old man in moderate-to-severe condition. He suffered from extensive blood loss resulting from shrapnel injuries to his arms, according to an MDA official at the scene. He was taken to Soroka University Medical Center. Later in the afternoon, a Palestinian rocket slammed into a home in Sderot. Earlier in the day, a community's security fence and several houses were damaged by rocket fire from Gaza.
  • Hamas’ is a curious word with significant meanings

    08/08/2014 5:27:37 AM PDT · by blueyon · 9 replies
    The Wisconisn Jewish Chronicle ^ | 7/14/06 | Martin H. Sable, Ph.D.
    Language is a strange commodity. Sometimes there is within it a “play on words,” but at others there is no “play” but rather a mysterious, unexplained truth. Let us take the example of Hamas, which according to the Council on Foreign Relations, a New York City research center, is “the largest, most influential political fundamentalist movement” in the Muslim world. By one means or another, Hamas aims to convince the world of its deep desire to eliminate Israel, and establish there instead the 23rd religious Muslim state. Hamas is an Arabic acronym for “Harakat al-Muqawamah al-Islamiyya,” which means “The Islamic...
  • Benghazi probe presses ahead despite new report

    08/07/2014 7:19:26 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 8=7-14 | Dierdre Walsh
    The GOP-led House Select Committee on the Benghazi terror attack shows no sign of backing down despite a report from another congressional panel that, according to a top Democrat, found no intelligence failures around the deadly 2012 assault. "There is more work to be done and more to be investigated," a spokeswoman for House Select Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy told CNN on Wednesday. Shortly before beginning its August recess, the House Intelligence Committee, also led by Republicans, approved its report on the militant attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in eastern Libya that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other...
  • A Part of Hamas Negotiates, and Another May Fight Again

    08/06/2014 5:01:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 5, 2014 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    CAIRO — Battered by a month of Israeli assaults on its fighters, rockets and tunnels, the militant Palestinian group Hamas is turning its attention to surviving the peace. As both sides prepare for talks about extending a three-day truce, Israel is coming to the negotiating table emboldened to demand that Hamas surrender its weapons completely — what Israel calls the “demilitarization” of Hamas’s stronghold, Gaza. Without disarmament, Israel says, it will not ease its blockade of the territory. Egypt, the broker of the talks and once a friendly face to Hamas, has now joined Israel in pushing to cripple the...
  • Former Horlivka prisoner recalls tortures, killings and intimate talks with captor

    08/05/2014 6:50:57 PM PDT · by Agog · 2 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | 08/05/2014 | Oksana Grytsenko
    A special presidential flight landed in Kyiv late on July 29 carrying 17 exhausted people, who then met with President Petro Poroshenko. The group, which included 15 Ukrainian servicemen, one Swedish and one Georgian citizen, spent months as hostages in Horlivka, one of the last remaining strongholds of the Kremlin-backed separatists led by defiant rebel commander Igor Bezler who goes by the nickname of “Demon.” These people were set free in an exchange for Olga Kulygina, believed to be a Russian Security Service agent.
  • The No-Fly List Has Grown Tenfold Since Obama Took Office

    08/05/2014 11:32:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    National Journal ^ | 8-5-14 | DUSTIN VOLZ
    President Obama has presided over a massive increase in the size and scope of the country's "no-fly" list, which bars individuals suspected of having terrorist ties from flying on airlines. Forty-seven thousand people were on the no-fly list in 2013, marking an all-time high that dwarfs the amount ever included during George W. Bush's presidency, according to an analysis of newly released classified documents published Tuesday by The Intercept. In addition, a "selectee list" used to pull out travelers for heightened scrutiny at airports and border crossings has grown larger than 16,000 people, including 1,200 Americans. The classified documents also...
  • Half Of All People On [Obama’s] Government Terrorist Watchlist Have No Terrorist Connections

    08/05/2014 1:02:18 PM PDT · by HammerT · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/05/2014 | Giuseppe Macri
    Classified documents leaked from the National Counterterrorism Center and published Wednesday reveal almost half of the nearly 700,000 terrorist suspects included on the government’s terrorist watchlist have no connection to known terrorists. According to the documents obtained by The Intercept, out of the 680,000 people included on the list, 280,000 have ”no recognized terrorist group affiliation,” making it the largest category of any other on the list of ”known or suspected terrorists.” The next-largest specific terrorist organization on the list is al-Qaida in Iraq, with only 73,189 people. (RELATED: Newly Released Document Reveals How The US Government Defines A Terrorist)...
  • Islamic Slaughters and Short Memories

    08/05/2014 9:35:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/05/14 | Alan Caruba
    Does anyone know who the real enemy is any more? There is going to be more news of slaughters in the Middle East because the Islamic State is going to challenge every nation there. Assad retains control over an estimated 40-60% of Syria. Iraq has been halved with just the south remaining. Lebanon will likely fall under IS control and that is bad news for the Christians who have lived there for centuries. Jordan is girding for an attack. Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States are watching the situation with increasing apprehension. The Islamic State has been officially designated as...
  • Terror study finds “sovereign citizens” & “militia/patriot groups” among greatest threat to US

    08/05/2014 2:16:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 3, 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 at...
  • JIHAD ISN’T ALL ABOUT ISRAEL

    08/04/2014 8:57:08 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 4 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 4 August 2014 | Christopher Holton
    If you listen to some political pundits on both sides of the aisle, you might get the misimpression that Jihadists target America and America is viewed negatively in the Islamic world because of our support for Israel. The problem with that line of thinking is that ignores some 1400 years of Islamic doctrine. Each Jihadist terror organization around the globe has a specific goal in mind and that is the formation of an Islamic state ruled by Shariah. This is very important to understand because this is a common goal of all the major Jihadist organizations across the world. It...
  • Another Humanitarian Ceasefire Back in Place Between Israel and Hamas

    08/04/2014 6:13:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    A seventy-two hour humanitarian ceasefire between Israel and Hamas has started just three days after Hamas militants broke a previous ceasefire in just 90 minutes on Friday. The latest ceasefire comes after Israeli forces killed a military commander from the radical Islamic group Islamic Jihad, proving that is isn't just Hamas the Israelis have to worry about. More from Fox News: The group said that its commander in the northern part of the strip, Daniel Mansour, died when the Israeli strike hit his home just before dawn Monday. The Islamic Jihad group is an ally of Hamas, which controls the...
  • Is America Next? (After Israel)

    08/02/2014 11:37:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Arutz Shiva ^ | August 2, 2014 | Dr. Joseph Frager
    Just as Yasir Arafat orchestrated the Intifada of 2000 while ostensibly talking Peace in Camp David, Hamas has been planning a massive Tunnel War ever since Operation Cast Lead in 2008. There have been reports that this was supposed to happen on the Jewish New Year but was pre-empted by Israel's Defensive Action-"Operation Protective Edge". The Kidnapping and Murder of Neftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaar, and Eyal Yifrach which prompted Israel's Defensive Operation was no doubt a part of an overall strategy by Hamas leading up to its planned Tunnel Invasion in September. Its stockpiling of rockets in schools, mosques, hospitals,...
  • Israeli Analyst: Hamas Has 3,000 Elite Soldiers Ready to Die in Suicide Attacks on Israel

    08/02/2014 10:46:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 1, 2014 | Sara Carter
    An Israeli analyst told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Friday morning that he received information from reliable sources that 3,000 Hamas elite soldiers told their families goodbye and appear ready to carry out suicide attacks on Israel. Middle East analyst Gershon Baskin said that all the fighters were equipped with suicide vests and that they had expected to die in terrorist attacks. Baskin spoke just hours after a Hamas suicide attack, believed to have been conducted by the group’s militant wing Ezzedine al-Qassam brigade, killed two Israeli soldiers. During the surprise Hamas attack, which happened two hours into the 72-hour agreement for...