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    05/29/2017 5:33:30 AM PDT · by MostlyAnti-Lib · 11 replies
    05-29-17 | MostlyAnti-Lib
    DID MI5 DROP THE BALL? The storied and highly respected intelligence agency of the United Kingdom seems to have overlooked a few obvious clues that could have prevented the recent carnage in Manchester. When a popular entertainer’s concert ends, upwards of 20,000 people are going to leave the venue in a crush of humanity, albeit more or less orderly. The predatory fiend, Salman Ramadan Abedi, laid in wait in the foyer of the stadium, knowing that this throng would necessarily have to pass in close proximity to him. These folks would slowly move to train stations, bus terminals, etc., where...
  • Memorial Day 2017

    05/29/2017 4:43:58 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 5-29-17 | MOTUS
    "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." —Winston ChurchillAs we do on this day each year, we pause to remember the men and women who died fighting for our freedom. We stand by humbly, gratefully, silently, to honor their sacrifice.We remember…We mourn for those lost…And we mourn for those they’ve left behind…As we reflect again on the the steep price of freedom.By all means, enjoy your picnics, parades and celebrations today – it is a holiday after all. But do pause to remember and honor all the brave Americans across...
  • PETER HITCHENS: Put away your pointless troops PM-only beat bobbies can stop terror

    05/28/2017 6:57:00 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 11 replies ^ | 5/27/2017 | Peter Hitchens
    Theresa May should get herself a stick-on pencil moustache, some very dark glasses and a white military uniform with lots of medals and a set of fancy epaulettes. If she's going to behave like a Third World leader, she ought to look like one. Troops on the streets, indeed. What a futile non-answer to the problem of terror murder this is, and what a complete departure from centuries of British liberty. In all my travels....troops posted on the streets have been an invariable sign of a society on the skids, and a government that prefers force to thought..... ... I...
  • Manchester: Where Terrorism Dashed Fantasies

    05/27/2017 3:39:05 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 8 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | May 27, 2017 | Philip Cottraux
    By Philip Cottraux The arena filled with young people as a cloud of anticipation grew thick in the air. A pop star emerged on stage before an adoring crowd. The cheers mingled with acoustics thundered into the night sky. Some were close enough to see their idol, but most could only faintly see her in the distance. Her image played on a giant telescreen, singing to the backdrop of glittery music. Then a terrible explosion shook the ground, and screams of adoration were drowned by shrieks of bloody horror. Pop music concerts are exercises of pure fantasy. A famous young...
  • Huge scale of terror threat revealed: UK home to 23,000 jihadists

    05/27/2017 10:33:08 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 54 replies
    The Times ^ | 05/27/2017 | Sean O’Neill, Fiona Hamilton, Fariha Karim, Gabriella Swerling
    Intelligence officers have identified 23,000 jihadist extremists living in Britain as potential terrorist attackers, it emerged yesterday. The scale of the challenge facing the police and security services was disclosed by Whitehall sources after criticism that multiple opportunities to stop the Manchester bomber had been missed. About 3,000 people from the total group are judged to pose a threat and are under investigation or active monitoring in 500 operations being run by police and intelligence services. The 20,000 others have featured in previous inquiries and are categorised as posing a “residual risk”. The two terrorists who have struck in Britain...
  • Terrorism, fascism, political correctness, and sexual violence: Four Horsemen of the Left

    05/27/2017 9:32:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/27/17 | Tina Trent
    Fascist leftism, a death cult embedded in a Democratic Party Terrorism, fascism, political correctness, and sexual violence: Four Horsemen of the Left It has been more than a quarter century since social workers in Rotherham, England and elsewhere began reporting that young women and girls were being “groomed” (i.e. drugged, beaten, raped, threatened with death) and then pimped out by ethnic minority (i.e. Islamic) taxi drivers living in their “community.” The girls were beaten and worse if they tried to escape. Some were murdered. Easy Meat: Inside Britain’s Grooming Gang Scandal, is a hard book to read, but it should...
  • Europe Living The Time Machine

    05/27/2017 8:00:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/27/16 | Ray DiLorenzo
    Western civilization is experiencing a very different type of invasion. There are no uniforms, ships or aircraft, but there are soldiers...Morlocks wearing jeans and sneakers Like in the H.G. Wells classic, The Time Machine, Europe is living the fictional nightmare of being led to the slaughter, unable or unwilling to grasp the gravity of their predicament. They have opened their borders to millions of immigrants with a vastly different culture and belief system. Many are nothing more than cave-dwelling Morlocks feeding on Europe’s submissive and compliant citizenry. Numerous other migrants and their offspring demonstrate resistance and downright refusal to assimilate,...
  • Who put the Ram in the Ramadamadingdong?

    05/27/2017 5:37:00 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 14 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 5-27-17 | MOTUS
    Yesterday marked the official start of the holiday. Ours too of course, but I’m talking about Ramadan, the Muslims most holy holiday. It began at 6:00 PM. To celebrate we grilled up some succulent BBQ pork ribs,smothered in delicious Montgomery Inn Barbecue Sauce.(Which I used to have no problem finding around here until Kroger bought out our local gourmet grocery store and they stopped carrying it. So if anyone lives near Montgomery, OH…I need more sauce!) And we washed it all down with lots of good old American beer.                                                                                                     Mmmm-mmmm-mmm!Get your ramadamadingdong on!This holiday greeting was brought to you by...
  • To the Mayor of Manchester: The Suicide Bomber Was a Muslim

    05/27/2017 4:47:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | May 27, 2017 | Michael Brown
    In the aftermath of the horrific suicide bombing, the mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, wanted to make one thing perfectly clear. The man who blew himself was a terrorist, not a Muslim. To quote him directly, “The message that I would want to get over – and this is how the vast majority of people feel – this man was a terrorist, not a Muslim.”Mr. Burnham, with all respect to the pain your community is experiencing, and with full recognition of your desire to unite your people, you are terribly wrong. Dead wrong. The suicide bomber was a terrorist...
  • UK police say they've arrested some key players behind Manchester bombing

    05/27/2017 12:00:03 AM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 26, 2017 | Michael Holden and Costas Pitas
    LONDON (Reuters) - British police have arrested a "large part of the network" behind this week's Manchester suicide bombing but more arrests are likely, the country's top counter-terrorism officer said on Friday. Mark Rowley said "immense" progress had been made in the investigation into Salman Abedi, who killed 22 people, seven of them children, at a pop concert in Manchester on Monday. "They're very significant, these arrests. We're very happy we've got our hands around some of the key players that we are concerned about. But as I say, there is still a little bit more to do," Rowley told...
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Adviser to Jimmy Carter, Dies at 89

    05/26/2017 7:50:23 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 169 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/26/2017 | DANIEL LEWIS
    Zbigniew Brzezinski, the hawkish strategic theorist who was national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter in the tumultuous years of the Iran hostage crisis and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the late 1970s, died on Friday at a hospital in Virginia. He was 89. His death, at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, was announced on Friday by his daughter, Mika Brzezinski, a co-host of the MSNBC program “Morning Joe.” Like his predecessor Henry A. Kissinger, Mr. Brzezinski was a foreign-born scholar (he in Poland, Mr. Kissinger in Germany) with considerable influence in global affairs, both before and long...
  • Egypt launches air raids on Libya after Christians killed

    05/26/2017 2:31:57 PM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 26, 2017 | Ahmed Aboulenein
    Egyptian air force planes on Friday carried out strikes directed at camps in Libya where Cairo believes militants responsible for a deadly attack on Christians earlier in the day were trained, Egyptian military sources said. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said he had ordered strikes against what he called terrorist camps, declaring in a televised address that states that sponsored terrorism would be punished.
  • Minnesota Muslim released despite grenade, bomb materials found

    05/26/2017 1:20:57 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 32 replies
    WND ^ | 05/25/2017 | Leo Hohmann
    In wake of Manchester explosion, some in state fear local attack was planned! The Manchester suicide bomber was reported to authorities repeatedly over a period of five years, as British citizens pointed out his radical activities. Nothing was done. It mirrors the script of previous jihadists who struck at San Bernardino, Orlando, Fort Hood, the Boston Marathon, London, Nice and many other places in the U.S. and Europe over the last three years. “We knew of this man,” police said, but they were either unwilling or unable to monitor the suspect, let alone arrest him. Now there are signs that...
  • Trump's Harsh Message Worth Sending

    05/26/2017 7:53:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | May 26, 2017 | Suzanne Fields
    Just when everyone here was deep in preoccupation with partisan fantasy over whether President Donald Trump should be impeached or removed by the 25th Amendment, he changed the subject. Presidents can do that. He flew to Saudi Arabia to introduce himself to the assembled leaders of the region -- more than 50 of them -- as "a representative of the American people, to deliver a message of friendship and hope." Boilerplate diplomatic language or not, and even if interrupted by the continued din of media snarling and sniping back home, it was a refreshing change. The Trump scandals, real...
  • DHS chief: If you knew what I knew about terror, you’d ‘never leave the house’

    05/26/2017 6:58:37 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | Mark Hensch
    Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Friday said the terror threat is worse than most realize, saying some people would "never leave the house" if they knew the truth. “I was telling [Fox host] Steve [Doocy] on the way in here, if he knew what I knew about terrorism, he’d never leave the house in the morning,” Kelly said on “Fox & Friends.” He noted there were four major terror attacks in the last week — in England, Egypt, the Philippines and Indonesia — "by generally the same groups." “It’s everywhere. It’s constant. It’s nonstop. The good news for us...
  • Not “Crazy,” Not “Cowards,” Not “Senseless,” Not “Lone Wolves”

    05/26/2017 6:24:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | May 26, 2017 | Joseph Bilello
    Perhaps the most egregious example of the insane and poisonous nature of political correctness is on display in the aftermath of nearly every radical Islamic terror attack that is carried out in the West. Many of our elected leaders, law enforcement and members of the media assure us that they will spare no effort in getting to the bottom of the motives behind the heinous attack…..after essentially ruling out the only motives for the attack.The apparent European approach to dealing with the epidemic of radical Islamic terror is as follows:Wait for a terror attack - condemn it with standard talking...
  • Philippines troops backed by attack helicopters battle Islamist militants

    05/26/2017 6:16:20 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 23 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | May 25, 2017
    Philippines troops backed by attack helicopters battle Islamist militants in besieged southern city -excerpt- Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled into the mainly Muslim Marawi City as gunfire and explosions rang out after militants linked to the Islamic State group torched buildings, seized more than a dozen Catholic hostages and raised the black flag of Isil. The army sent about 100 soldiers, including US-trained special forces, to retake buildings and streets in the area held by militants of the Maute group, which has pledged allegiance to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil).
  • Bloody Hands in Manchester

    05/25/2017 11:37:29 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/25/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    It may even be possible that in their final dying moments, the victims of the Manchester Arena attack were afraid of Islam. If only they could be prosecuted after death. In the months before weeping little girls with nails in their faces were carried out of the Manchester Arena, the authorities of that city were hard at work fighting the dreaded threat of Islamophobia. While Salman Abedi, the second-generation Muslim refugee terrorist who maimed and killed dozens in a brutal terrorist attack, stalked the streets wailing, “There is no god but Allah and Mohammed is the messenger of Allah”, Manchester...
  • Labour Manchester Mayor Says Suicide Bomber ‘Not a Muslim’

    05/25/2017 7:57:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 25, 2017 | Liam Deacon
    The Labour mayor of Greater Manchester has claimed the suicide bomber who killed 22 was not a Muslim, insisting the “worst thing that can happen” is people blaming Muslims.
  • United in silence, honoured with applause: Britain pauses in memory of Manchester [tr]

    05/25/2017 6:50:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 25, 2017 | Keileigh Baker
    Britain fell silent this morning as a minute's silence was held across the country to remember the 22 victims of Monday's concert bombing. The silence, which fell at 11am, also marked the nation's solidarity with the 119 who were injured in the blast at the Manchester Arena following a concert, as well as others affected by the atrocity.