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  • The Lord's Prayer advert banned before 'Star Wars' in the UK

    11/27/2015 7:01:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/27/2015 | By Will Heilpern
    The new "Star Wars" film opens next month -- but the Force won't be with the Lord. In a snub to the Church of England, an advert that was planned to coincide with the new film "The Force Awakens," has been rejected by most UK cinemas due to fears it could be offensive. Digital Cinema Media (DCM), the company that supplies advertising to Britain's main movie houses, Odeon, Cineworld and Vue, made the decision after reviewing its policy on political and religious adverts. The minute-long video features the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, and other Christians reciting the Lord's Prayer....
  • UK-made missile hit civilian target in Yemen, say human rights groups

    11/25/2015 9:41:44 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 25, 2015 | Peter Walker and Richard Norton-Taylor
    Human rights groups say they have uncovered definitive proof a UK-made cruise missile was used to destroy a civilian target in Yemen in September and have called for Britain to end arms sales to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting a bloody campaign against rebel forces there. Such a use of the missile, made by Marconi and sold to Saudi Arabia during the mid-1990s, was “depressingly predictable”, said Amnesty International, which conducted the investigation alongside Human Rights Watch. According to research at the scene and interviews with witnesses, the groups say the missile was used on 23 September to destroy a...
  • Obama: Packages had explosives

    10/29/2010 2:14:25 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 62 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 10/29/10 | MATT NEGRIN & ABBY PHILLIP
    The packages found on U.S.-bound airplanes contained explosives and were intended to hit two places of Jewish worship in Chicago, President Obama announced Friday. The packages originated in Yemen and were identified in Dubai and London, he said, calling it a credible terrorist threat against our country.
  • Prince Charles blames the Syrian War on Climate Change. He has a Point [TIC]

    11/24/2015 11:22:40 AM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 24, 2015 17:25 UTC | Niraj Chokshi
    Britain's Prince Charles has blamed climate change in part for the Syrian war and warned that global warming could exacerbate similar conflicts worldwide. Charles's comments — in an interview broadcast Monday — came exactly one week before the start of a United Nations climate change conference in Paris, where he plans to deliver a keynote address. Unless world leaders take action to slow the impact of climate change, "it’s going to get so much worse," Charles warned in the interview with Sky News, which was recorded before the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris. "Some of us were saying 20...
  • British Prime Minister Will Hitch Rides On Flying Gas Station To Save Money

    11/24/2015 12:41:11 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | 11/23/2015 | Andrew P Collins
    The British government is tightening their belts by giving up Prime Minister David Cameron’s private jet charters and shuttling him around in a Voyager A330 mid-air refueling aircraft. The British “Air Force One” equivalent will still be used to fuel up fighters when it’s not transporting VIPs. The BBC says Cameron’s flights were costing over $10,000 per airborne hour on “Royal Squadron planes or long haul charter,” but that figure will drop to just $3,000 on the refitted Voyager. That’s reportedly going to save English taxpayers almost $1.2 million a year. The Royal Air Force says their Voyager A330s have...
  • Dunstable Bald squirrel "Safe And Alive" After Capture

    11/23/2015 3:08:08 PM PST · by goldstategop · 26 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/23/2015 | BBC News
    A centre spokesman confirmed to the BBC the squirrel was "safe and alive" but could not reveal any further information about what would happen to it now. 'Genetic defect' The RSPCA said under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 it was generally illegal to release grey squirrels back to the wild once treated by a vet. Dr Helen McRobie, a lecturer in biomedical science at the Anglia Ruskin University, said she had never heard of a bald squirrel before but it would "need to be kept in the warm once the temperature drops". "This is very rare. I have been...
  • 1 in 5 British Muslims’ sympathy for jihadis

    11/23/2015 11:44:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    The Sun ^ | 11/23/2015
    NEARLY one in five British Muslims has some sympathy with those who have fled the UK to fight for ISIS in Syria. The number among young Muslims aged 18-34 is even higher at one in four. The figures emerged in our exclusive poll conducted after the Paris atrocities led by French and Belgian jihadis returning from the war zone. Prominent Muslims said the poll was a wake-up call. Labour London Mayor hopeful Sadiq Khan tells The Sun today: "It is clear that Britain needs to take its head out of the sand and act to tackle extremism and radicalisation at...
  • Al Gore's Royal boy: Prince Charles Blames Syria's War On Climate Change

    11/23/2015 8:27:17 AM PST · by granada · 47 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 23 November 2015 | CHRIS BROOKE FOR THE DAILY MAIL
    The Syrian crisis that is spreading terror across the world was prompted by climate change, the Prince of Wales has claimed. In a controversial interview, Charles argued that the cumulative effect of global warming was ‘one of the major reasons for this horror in Syria’. He warned that a decades-long failure to tackle climate change inevitably meant ‘greater conflict over scarce resources’ and that even the Pentagon had realised the root cause of war and terrorism was ‘what we’re doing to our environment’. His outspoken comments were made in an interview with Sky News recorded before the Paris attacks. Charles...
  • Climate change root cause of Syrian war: Britain's Prince Charles

    11/23/2015 2:23:58 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 108 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/23/2015 | Michael Holden
    Britain's Prince Charles has pointed to the world's failure to tackle climate change as a root cause of the civil war in Syria, terrorism and the consequent refugee crisis engulfing Europe. The heir to the British throne is due to give a keynote speech at the opening of a global climate summit in Paris next week where 118 leaders will gather to try to nail down a deal to limit rising greenhouse gas emissions. "Some of us were saying 20 something years ago that if we didn't tackle these issues, you would see ever greater conflict over scarce resources and...
  • Prayer advert ban 'disappointing', says Church of England

    11/22/2015 3:35:28 AM PST · by knighthawk · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 22 20145
    Many of the country's cinemas are refusing to show an advert made by the Church of England. The film shows different people saying a line each from the Lord's Prayer.
  • UK teen spent student loan to join ISIS

    11/21/2015 7:26:23 AM PST · by Lera · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/20/2015 | Arutz Sheva staff
    19-year-old Yahya Rashid alleges he wanted to join 'Islamic Utopia' but not fight; jailed for five years. A 19-year-old who spent his student loan traveling to the Turkey-Syria border and wanted to join the Islamic State (ISIS) group is behind bars in Britain, police said Thursday. Yahya Rashid paid £906 (1,300 euros, $1,400) for himself and four friends to travel to the Turkish border town of Gaziantep in February. He stayed in an ISIS safe house but shortly before he was due to cross into Syria, he changed his mind and returned to Istanbul. Rashid, aged 18 at the time,...

    11/20/2015 2:37:21 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    ARMS CONTROL WONK ^ | November 19, 2015 | Jeffrey Lewis
    When I was in Washington recently, I had a very funny conversation with Matthew Harries over dinner. It seems there is a proposal for Australia to seek nuclear-weapons state status under the NPT on rather weak claim that the UK had conducted nuclear tests down under in the 1950s. I was delighted when Matt and Hassan Elbahtimy offered to write up a fine riposte to this strange idea. Also, I left you a little easter egg at the bottom. Australia, like many other countries during and after the Cold War, considered developing nuclear weapons but never fully pursued its own...
  • Saddam Regime Document Dated May 1999 Reveals Plans for Terrorist Attacks in Europe (Translation).

    04/24/2007 7:11:23 AM PDT · by jveritas · 152 replies · 7,731+ views
    Docex/FMSO/Pentagon Iraqi documents Website | April 24 2007 | jveritas
    Some of you may have read an article by Stephan Hayes of the Weekly Standard where he wrote about terrorist operations planed by Saddam regime in May 1999 to be conducted in Europe and elsewhere. The code name of the terrorist operations was called Blessed July. The operations were planned by Uday Saddam Hussein who was in charge of Saddam Feedeyeens and they called him as well the Supervisor or the Commander as you will read in the translation below. This Iraqi document ISGZ-2004-01894 is yet another powerful proof that Saddam regime was heavily involved with terrorism and President...
  • 'Flat-pack' (Byzantine) Church lost in shipwreck to be built after 1,500 years

    11/16/2015 1:50:15 PM PST · by NYer · 19 replies
    Telegraph ^ | November 12, 2015 | Hannah Furness,
    It is the ultimate in DIY: a flat-pack building found on the bottom of the sea 1,500 years after it sunk. A Byzantine church is to be reassembled for the first time in its long history, after it was lost in a ship wreck around 550AD. The church is to go on show at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford as part of a new exhibition of treasures found under the sea, as its director says he hopes it is easier to assemble than “an Ikea wardrobe”. It is the most extensive building project of its kind, bringing the church...
  • The Royal Air Force’s Bomber-Killing Bomber Was Just a Dream

    11/15/2015 8:39:56 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    WAR IS BORING ^ | November 15, 2015 | David Axe
    In 1976, the British Royal Air Force had a problem. In the event of war, Soviet Backfire bombers flying from Europe could have devastated resupply convoys sailing from the United States to Europe. The RAF needed a warplane with enough range to patrol the vast Atlantic — and enough payload to haul long-range, bomber-killing missiles. Plane-maker Hawker Siddeley suggested adding 12 U.S.-made Phoenix missiles to the Avro Vulcan bomber. The addition would have required extensive modifications to the Vulcan’s radar. Blueprint via @AvroVulcan617 In any event, the RAF dropped the idea. To defeat the Backfires, the U.S. Navy deployed carrier-based...
  • Cost concerns over web spying proposals [UK]

    11/15/2015 2:15:14 AM PST · by moose07 · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 13 November 2015 | BBC
    UK MPs are investigating what it will cost ISPs to meet government proposals to log where Britons go online. The House of Commons Science and Technology committee is looking at whether gathering data on net-using citizens is even feasible. It also wants to look into the potential impact that logging browsing will have on how people use the web. snip In a notice announcing the inquiry, the Committee said it wanted to find out if it was possible for ISPs to meet the IP Bill's requirements. The text of the Bill asks ISPs to log where people go but...
  • Britain on terror alert: MI5 and police braced for attack on UK following Paris strikes and...

    11/14/2015 2:21:18 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/14/15 | Tom Whitehead
    Scotland Yard has said the security services will be reviewing the terror threat level to the UK, while policing in public areas may stepped up today in the wake of Friday's terror attacks in Paris. Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that the current threat level to Britain was at its second highest - severe - meaning that an attack is "highly likely". But it could be raised later, after intelligence is considered and the emerging picture from Paris is discussed at the government's Cobra emergency committee, he suggested. David Cameron will chair the Cobra...
  • Further 'proof' Russian soldiers are now on the ground in Syria

    11/08/2015 2:24:40 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 19 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 8, 2015 | By JENNY STANTON
    Serving or former Russian soldiers have been geolocated in Syria, bloggers have said today, suggesting the Kremlin's operation stretches well beyond it's air campaign. The Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT), a group of Russian investigative bloggers, used social media to locate serving or ex-soldiers in the country. CIT's investigation seems to provide further proof of a Russian ground presence after images from social media accounts appearing to show military personnel in locations across Syria were revealed in September.
  • Teenager claims she was gang raped by five young Syrian migrants

    11/06/2015 10:12:19 AM PST · by Cubs Fan · 25 replies
    Teenager claims she was gang raped by five young Syrian migrants: Girl, 18, 'deeply distressed' after being 'subjected to five-hour ordeal' at care home in Kent Vulnerable teenage victim received supervised care in residential home Says she was raped by five men from Syria in horror attack last weekend Four men have been arrested and detained, with two charged with rape Accused all claim to be under-18 but police said to be doubting their ages
  • Egypt flights on hold as UK says bomb may have caused Russian crash

    11/04/2015 9:49:27 AM PST · by McGruff · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 4, 2015 | Rowena Mason
    The British government has suspended all flights to the UK from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh after declaring it believes the Russian plane that crashed over Sinai may have been brought down by an explosive device. It is the first statement by any country that it believes a bomb or other device could have downed the flight, as Russian and Egyptian authorities investigate.
  • Internet firms to be banned from offering unbreakable encryption under new laws

    11/03/2015 11:58:52 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 58 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 02 Nov 2015 | By Tom Whitehead, Security Editor
    UK -- Companies such as Apple, Google and others will no longer be able to offer encryption so advanced that even they cannot decipher it when asked to under the Investigatory Powers Bill Internet and social media companies will be banned from putting customer communications beyond their own reach under new laws to be unveiled on Wednesday. Companies such as Apple, Google and others will no longer be able to offer encryption so advanced that even they cannot decipher it when asked to, the Daily Telegraph can disclose. Measures in the Investigatory Powers Bill will place in law a requirement...
  • Police respond to call out about men dressed as traffic cones

    11/02/2015 3:45:14 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 22 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 11/2/15 | Mark Molloy
    We've heard of drunk people up and down the country hoarding traffic cones before but this is just ridiculous. Kingston Police officers had a call out to remember on Halloween weekend after responding to reports of men dressed as traffic cones. The group of five men dressed as orange cones were reportedly blocking traffic in Kingston town centre at 4.40am on Sunday. Police uploaded a photo with details of the bizarre situation on Twitter where it has been retweeted hundreds of times [snip] The group weren't the only men to get into trouble because of their Halloween costumes. In North...
  • Stunning warning: War coming to Europe

    10/31/2015 6:17:27 PM PDT · by amorphous · 141 replies
    WND ^ | 31 Oct 2015
    With millions of Muslim migrants pouring into Europe, some experts are warning the continent faces a future of revolution, civil war or surrender to Islamic rule. Author, WND columnist and anti-Shariah campaigner Pamela Geller thinks it is already too late. Asked if she thought it would come to civil war in Europe, Geller told WND, “Yes, I do.” She’s not alone. “If the European political establishment maintains its stranglehold on power, it seems unavoidable that Islam will continue to build a political presence that will ultimately lead to Muslim uprisings and a European reaction outside of accepted political channels,” said...
  • Some in the UK Consider One Child Policy After China Abandons It

    11/01/2015 7:17:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/01/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    This isn't a government policy. Yet. But it's influential among the sorts of people who eventually make policies through NGOs and media pressure campaigns. China has abandoned its One Child Policy complete with forced abortions. But to some in the UK, it's looking quite good. As a GP, Hayes feels strongly that medical professionals should encourage people to have smaller families. “Doctors should be promoting replacement number of children; two per couple, one per single parent,” she says. “We don’t need to do this by coercion, we just need to talk about it.” Likewise Claire Coveney, 32, who decided at...
  • UK universities to ban feminists and conservatives to avoid offending Muslims

    10/31/2015 1:03:07 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 58 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 30 Oct 2015 | Robert Spencer
    It is clear who the new ruling political class in Britain is. First the Cameron government banned foreign counter-jihadists from entering the country. Now they are silencing domestic voices of dissent. British authorities seem determined to stifle legitimate debate about their immigration policies and stance toward the jihad threat, and to keep their country on the path to chaos and civil war.
  • Gun violence flares again in Salford with attack on pub (gun free zone?)

    10/31/2015 7:44:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 10/30/2015 | Neal Keeling
    Shots were fired at a Salford pub as gang warfare flared again in the city. Men on a motorbike opened fire at The Wellington on Bolton Road, Irlams o’ th’ Height on Thursday evening. The incident breaks two weeks of relative calm after the shocking shooting of seven-year-old Christian Hickey, and his mother Jayne , on October 15 on their doorstep in Gillingham Road, Winton, Eccles. It is understood two men on a motorbike peppered the pub with bullets. All four windows were hit in the attack shortly before 9pm. No one was hurt but staff and customers were left...
  • US Threatens UK With Trade Barriers If It Leaves The European Union

    10/29/2015 2:33:04 PM PDT · by amorphous · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | October 29, 2015 | Tyler
    One of the most important decisions Brits have to make before the end of 2017 (most likely some time next year) is whether or not to remain in the European Union, and while recent polls have those willing to stay in as the majority, there has been a spike in support for leaving the bloc which coupled with Europe's refugee crisis has made a Brexit an all too possible outcome. Which probably explains why the U.S., confident it sill has veto power over democracies anywhere in the world, has just made it quite clear to UK's citizens which way they...
  • UK govt reluctant to call Christian persecution 'genocide'

    10/27/2015 11:38:42 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 12 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | 28 October 2015 | Staff
    Baroness Anelay of St Johns, Minister of State at the Foreign Office, told the Lords that she would reflect on whether brutality inflicted on minorities by ISIS amounted to efforts to eradicate them completely. She said the Government acknowledged that ISIS was persecuting individuals and communities ...
  • Plankton poo clue could aid climate predictions

    10/26/2015 9:35:32 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies
    News Daily ^ | 10-26-15 | Matthew Stock
    Scientists from the UKs National Oceanography Center (NOC) have set their sights on unmasking the oceans twilight zone the area between 100 and 1000 meters deep where a small amount of the suns light can still penetrate. This area has proved particularly troublesome for researchers to study, as scientific instruments are typically designed to either sink to the ocean floor or float on the surface. But this elusive region is teeming with ocean life that plays a key role in keeping atmospheric carbon-dioxide (CO2) levels 30 percent lower than it otherwise would be, according to the scientists from NOC....
  • The Queen responds to frustrated American who begs Britain to take back control of the US

    10/25/2015 5:51:14 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 61 replies ^ | 10/25/2015 | Oli Smith
    An Anglophile who decided he had heard enough from US Republican presidential candidates, wrote the desperate letter to Her Majesty herself. It read: On behalf of the American people, I urgently implore you to take us back. Clearly, the options we have to lead us arent up to par. Again, please, I beg of you, make the United States of America a colony of the United Kingdom. For further reasons as to why this is such a necessary, albeit drastic, step, I refer to tonights Republican Party Primary debate. Thank you. God save The Queen.
  • Jeremy Corbyn and his crew dont want to win elections they want to discredit them

    10/25/2015 2:03:45 PM PDT · by relictele · 2 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 24 Oct 2015 | Janet Daley
    When the Labour leadership was in the throes of one of its recent shambolic policy re-alignments it may have been the volte face on support for the Governments fiscal charter, or the contradictory announcements on renewing Trident a colleague of mine said: Is this too serious to be funny, or is it too funny to be serious? I think we have the answer to that question now. With the announcement last week of Seumas Milnes appointment as head of Labour strategy and communications, there can no longer be scope for doubt. This is deadly serious. To appreciate just...
  • Officer in charge of Royal Navy's new carriers is top RAF man who has never served at sea

    10/25/2015 8:13:37 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 36 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 25 October 2015 | JENNY STANTON
    The decision to put an RAF officer who has never served at sea in charge of the Royal Navy's 6.2billion aircraft carrier project has been described as 'barking mad'. Former Navy chief Lord West of Spithead claims the appointment of Air Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier will 'make Britain and international laughing stock'. Sir Hillier will be responsible for the two new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers - the largest British warships ever built, designed to maintain security for the UK and overseas. The systems of HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first of the two carriers, are now being tested and in...
  • Britain's EU exit would devastate nation's farmers, says study

    10/25/2015 12:58:23 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies ^ | October 24, 2015 | Toby Helm and Henry Zeffman
    A British exit from the European Union would have a devastating effect on the nations farmers, leaving only the most efficient 10% able to survive without the multi-billion pound subsidies currently handed out by Brussels, says a new report. The study, titled Preparing for Brexit by the independent London-based analysts Agra Europe who track EU and UK policy, also warns that leaving the EU could damage UK food exports, cause large multinational food companies to relocate away from the UK, and choke off the supply of much-needed seasonal labour from eastern Europe.
  • (Video) Cameron Commits to Turkey EU Membership

    10/20/2015 3:08:57 PM PDT · by wtd · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 19 Oct 2015 | BBC video
    Cameron Commits to Turkey EU Membership 0:23European Council Statement MPs are putting questionstothe Prime Minister on his statement on the recent meeting of the European Council BBC Parliament 19 Oct House of Commons Transcript: Kenneth Clarke, Conservative, Rushcliffe: "the Prime Minister will recall for over 20 years, successive British governments have quite easily supported the eventual aim of Turkey becoming a full member of the European Union. Would he confirm that that remains the policy of the present government? Cameron: I can confirm to my friend at the British government's policy hasn't changed and he's actually right when he...
  • Study: Ultra-Orthodox will make up half UK's Jews by 2031

    10/18/2015 5:47:32 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 24 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 10/16/2015 | JTA
    Haredi Orthodox Jews will soon account for half of the British Jewish population, according to a study of the kingdoms Jewis
  • Muslims condemn Britain's plans to combat extremism

    10/19/2015 8:13:13 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/19/2015 | Yahoo
    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron unveiled a new strategy on Monday to combat extremism, saying the battle was "perhaps the "defining one of this century", but his proposals were condemned by Muslims as demonizing their communities and set to fail. The Counter-Extremism Strategy has been promised by Cameron's government for months, designed primarily to counter the ideology promoted by Islamic State militants, al Qaeda and other Islamists which the authorities say can lead young Britons onto a path of violence. "Subversive, well-organized and sophisticated in their methods, Islamist extremists dont just threaten our security, they jeopardize all...
  • Navy forced to hire foreign troops to fill the ranks ... (U.K.)

    10/14/2015 5:20:38 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 26 replies
    mail Online ^ | 13 October 2015 | Larisa Brown
    Navy forced to hire foreign troops to fill the ranks as former top brass warn 4,000-sailor shortage puts it in a 'perilous situation' The Royal Navy is in a perilous situation and needs 4,000 extra sailors to man its new aircraft carriers and nuclear submarine fleet, it was revealed yesterday. Former military top brass warned how the Navy, Army and RAF had been hit with massive manpower shortages after devastating cuts to Britains Armed Forces. Defence chiefs are now asking countries across the world to loan Britain troops in a desperate bid to make up the numbers, it was said....
  • UK Denies Alleged Policy Allowing to Strike Russian Jets in Middle East

    10/12/2015 10:14:02 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    UK Denies Alleged Policy Allowing to Strike Russian Jets in Middle East 03:35 13.10.2015(updated 06:29 13.10.2015) The British defense ministry put an end to speculation that circulated in the media recently over the ability and preparedness of the Royal Air Force to start downing Russian jets in the Middle East. British defense officials denied reports that Tornado aircraft in the Royal Air Force, which are carrying out air raids in Iraq, are now being equipped with air-to-air missiles, capable of hitting Russian jets in theory, BBC reported. Prior to this revelation, the tabloid Daily Star reported that British...
  • UK should 'enforce Syria no-fly zone even if Russia vetoes UN resolution'

    10/12/2015 9:54:38 AM PDT · by McGruff · 10 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12 October 2015 | Patrick Wintour
    Britain and its western allies should be prepared to enforce a no-fly zone inside Syria to protect refugees even if Russia vetoes a UN resolution, the Labour co-chair of the all-party parliamentary group on Syria has said. Jo Cox, working in conjunction with the former Conservative international development secretary Andrew Mitchell, is pressing the British government to develop a new comprehensive diplomatic political and military strategy focused on protecting Syrian civilians against attacks both by Isis and Syrias president, Bashar al-Assad.
  • Russia demands UK explanation on authorization to shoot down Russian jets

    10/11/2015 9:38:08 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    Russia has demanded an explanation from the UK about media reports that British pilots have been given the permission to attack Russian jets in Iraq. Today, the military attach at the British Embassy in Moscow was summoned to the Russian Defense Ministry, the Russian Defense Ministry press service said in a statement on Sunday. He was handed a note with a request to provide official explanations on information, published in the British media, citing high-ranking sources in the Defense Ministry of the country, on alleged directives to use weapons against Russian aircraft in case of threat to their lives, received...
  • China Joining Russia In Syria Brings Risks Of World War

    10/10/2015 6:23:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    IBD ^ | 10/10/2015
    American Decline: Chinese forces head to Syria to join with Russia in filling Obama's power vacuum and purportedly fight the Islamic State. A false move involving NATO member Turkey could mean world war. Russian and Chinese military sources now confirm that Chinese warships are en route to the Middle East to get in on some of the action of humiliating the U.S. In just a week and a half, Moscow has upended the dynamics of power in the Mideast by taking on the role that President Obama relinquished: acting like a superpower in a regional conflict that has implications extending...
  • UK charity considers cutting off aid for the Jungle at Calais after visiting the camp...

    10/07/2015 2:06:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/6/15 | Chris Brooke and Peter Allen
    A crisis relief charity chief is set to pull the plug on aid to the Calais Jungle camp after discovering most people there are economic migrants without any reason to leave their home country. The Bradford-based Human Relief Foundation has been running a project to help the refugees at the makeshift camp and previously claimed they were all fleeing war and significant atrocities. But a visit by a team led by Kassim Tokan, the HRF deputy chief executive, discovered a totally different picture on the ground, with unwanted clothing and food being dumped and burnt by the migrants. Instead of...
  • Kremlin Says Russian Volunteer Forces Will Fight in Syria

    10/05/2015 10:44:23 AM PDT · by Lexinom · 17 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 5 October 2015 | ANDREW E. KRAMER, HELENE COOPER, CEYLAN YEGINSUOCT
    MOSCOW Russia signaled deepening intervention Monday in the Syria war, strongly hinting that its volunteer ground forces would soon be fighting there, as NATO officials warned the Kremlin after a Russian warplane invaded Turkeys airspace. The unfolding developments reflected a dangerous new superpower entanglement in the war, which has left a quarter-million dead and half the countrys population displaced since it began more than four years ago. The addition of Russia ground forces to the aerial assaults already underway by Russian warplanes particularly threatens to undermine Turkeys Syria policy, which aims for the establishment of a safe zone along...
  • Ham Sandwiches And Sausage Rolls May Be Banned From Office Kitchens For Being Offensive

    10/05/2015 10:10:17 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 101 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 5, 2015 | Andy Wells
    Kitchens that are shared between office workers may soon be banned from storing pork products like sausage rolls over fears that they are offensive. New guidelines proposed by interfaith group CoExist House say that employers should consider workers religions before allowing ham sandwiches placed in the fridge alongside other products. The group also suggests that alcohol should not be served at corporate events in case it upsets members of certain faiths.
  • Iraqi PM to share anti-ISIS intel with Russia

    10/04/2015 6:24:03 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 22 replies
    trtworld ^ | 10/4 | trtworld
    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi says Baghdad is willing to share anti-ISIS intelligence with Russia, Iran and Syria Oct 4, 2015 08:06 GMT Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi announced on Saturday that Iraq will share anti-ISIS intelligence with Russia, Iran and Syria if cooperation is requested. We have been fighting ISIS more than a year and we have some important security information that no other country has regarding ISIS, Abadi stated during a press conference which took place at the presidential office in the capital. Abadi also stated that he would welcome military equipment assistance from Iran, Syria...
  • Oxford University Bans No Offence For Being Offensive

    10/02/2015 6:05:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    MRC TV ^ | 10/01/2015 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    Oxford University has banned a free speech magazine named No Offence from being distributed at a freshman fair because some people might find the content offensive. No Offence is described as being a new political magazine based in Oxford, devoted to controversy and free speech. In a call for submissions, No Offence wrote, We aim to broaden the spectrum of opinion at Oxford, and create a climate where people are more comfortable expressing ideas some see as offensive. Our purpose is to publicize ideas and arguments that people otherwise may never encounter. The creators of No Offence, Jacob Williams and...
  • Inside Britain's 100million stealth fighter that will put the wind up Putin and ISIS

    10/01/2015 5:32:56 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    mail Online ^ | 29 September 2015 | LARISA BROWN
    At the touch of a red button, an RAF pilot obliterates jihadist militants in Syria with a laser-guided missile moments after blowing up an enemy warplane that never saw him coming. This is the worlds most advanced stealth fighter jet, which will soon fly secret missions blitzing enemy strongholds. Britain has so far bought eight F-35b Lightning II jets which are set to fly off two UK aircraft carriers, along with American jets, by 2020. The Daily Mail was given access to the cockpit of the aircraft yesterday as a simulator created a scenario in which the warplane would...
  • Libyan soldiers who assaulted women at army base seek asylum in UK

    09/30/2015 4:46:48 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | Nadia Khomami
    Three Libyan soldiers who were convicted of sexual assaulting women while stationed at an army base are seeking asylum in the UK, police have said. Khaled El Azibi, Naji El Maarfi and Mohammed Abdalsalam carried out the attacks while stationed at Bassingbourn barracks last October. Cambridge police said the men had been released from prison and transferred to secure immigration units, according to the BBC. The grounds on which the men are claiming asylum have not been revealed.
  • Muslim Paedophiles, Feminists and Future Civil War

    09/28/2015 1:05:25 PM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 2015 | Paul Weston
    Muslim Paedophiles, Feminists and Future Civil War Over the past few weeks new cases involving Muslim grooming and pimping gangs have appeared almost daily in the British media. In his latest essay, Paul Weston takes a hard look at what is happening, and what it portends for community cohesion in Britain. Muslim Paedophiles, Feminists and Future Civil War By Paul Westonpaulweston The British police are slightly less of a disgrace than they were a couple of years ago. In the not-so-distant past there was little reporting of native British girls being drugged, groomed, raped and murdered by gangs of Muslim...
  • Karl Marx is 'back in fashion', key ally of Britain's Labour leader says

    09/28/2015 1:18:46 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 32 replies ^ | 9/28/15 | reuters
    Karl Marx is 'back in fashion', key ally of Britain's Labour leader says LONDON (Reuters) - The hard-left finance spokesman for Britain's opposition Labour Party said on Monday that Karl Marx, co-author of "The Communist Manifesto", is back in fashion because his ideas offer a definitive way to analyse the capitalist foundations of the modern Western economy. After winning Labour's top job by a landslide earlier this month, Jeremy Corbyn appointed John McDonnell - a former trade unionist who backs renationalising banks and imposing wealth taxes - as his finance minister-in-waiting. "If you look at most of the institutions that...