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  • The Worst Case Scenario In The Middle East, In One Sentence

    08/31/2014 2:32:34 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies
    BI ^ | 8-31-2014 | Michael B Kelley
    Michael B KelleyAugust 31, 2014Ali Khedery, the longest continuously serving American official in Iraq (2003-09), recently sat down with Reza Akhlaghi of the Foreign Policy Association to discuss American policy in the Middle East. The candid discussion highlights several mistakes the U.S. made in the 21st century and lays out some troubling potential scenarios for the future if circumstances continue to worsen. "As the Middle East unravels, the U.S. and its allies will be the real losers because we won’t be able to contain these cancers of sectarian war and transnational jihad," Khedery, who is now chairman and chief executive...
  • UKRAINE: Russian aircraft attacked with four cluster bombs Happiness city of Luhansk region.

    08/31/2014 1:32:06 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 18 replies
    The journalist Nastya Stanko Twitter reported that Russian aircraft had attacked four cluster bombs the city of Happiness, Luhansk oblast. "In the direction of Happiness came four times Russian aircraft and bombed. Dropped cluster bombs. Burning forest, all in smoke. People are leaving, "she wrote.
  • Exclusive: Over 100 Russian soldiers killed in single Ukraine battle - Russian rights activists

    08/30/2014 10:29:38 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:11pm EDT | Thomas Grove
    (Reuters) - More than 100 Russian soldiers were killed in eastern Ukraine in a single battle this month while helping pro-Russian separatists fight Ukrainian troops, two members of the Russian presidential human rights council said on Thursday, citing accounts from eyewitnesses and relatives of the dead.
  • Russia effectively at war with EU: Lithuanian president

    08/30/2014 7:51:44 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 236 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:03am EDT | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Russia is at war with Ukraine and so effectively at war with Europe, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite said on Saturday, calling on Europe to supply Kiev with military equipment.
  • Latest Big Lie: ‘We Have No Strategy’

    08/30/2014 5:46:53 AM PDT · by Bruce Buckley · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 29, 2014 | Michael Ledeen
    They DO have a strategy, but they prefer to appear indecisive. That’s because the strategy would likely provoke even greater criticism than the false confession of endless dithering. The actual strategy is detente first, and then a full alliance with Iran throughout the Middle East and North Africa. It has been on display since before the beginning of the Obama administration. During his first presidential campaign in 2008, Mr. Obama used a secret back channel to Tehran to assure the mullahs that he was a friend of the Islamic Republic, and that they would be very happy with his policies....
  • Obama's Grand Plan For Crushing ISIS: "We Don't Have A Strategy Yet"

    08/28/2014 2:11:37 PM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 51 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 8/28/2014 | Tyler Durden
    President Obama 'knows' how to handle Putin's 'continuation' - more sanctions (and costs for Europe) - but when it comes to beating the most "barbaric" terrorists known as ISIS, ISIL, or The Islamic State; he had this to offer... "I don't want to put the cart before the horse. We don't have a strategy yet." Rest assured Americans - who have been told that ISIS could be crossing the borders every day and a constant threat, President Obama is 'working on it'. Perhaps most crucially, while we 'joke' that the administration has no strategy, it is noteworthy that Obama stated...
  • Over 100 Russian soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine: Russian rights activists

    08/28/2014 10:57:01 AM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 48 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 28, 2014 | Reporting by Thomas Grove; Editing by Christian Lowe
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - More than 100 Russian soldiers were killed in eastern Ukraine in a battle this month while helping pro-Russian separatists fight Ukrainian troops, two members of the Russian presidential human rights council said on Thursday, citing accounts of eye-witness and relatives of the dead. Ella Polyakova and Sergei Krivenko, both members of the council, said around 300 people were also injured in the violence on Aug. 13 near the town of Snizhnye in Donetsk Province, when a column of trucks full of ammunition they were driving was hit by a sustained volley of Grad missiles. "A column of...
  • Donbas Insurgent Leader Confirms: Thousands of Russian Army Soldiers Fighting in Ukraine (video)

    08/28/2014 7:42:34 AM PDT · by GeronL · 145 replies
    Ukraine Today ^ | Aug 28, 2014 | Ukraine Today
    Ukraine Today: A militant leader in Ukraine's eastern city of Donetsk has admitted that Russian soldiers are fighting among his forces in the insurgency. Alexander Zakharchenko, the prime minister of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic, told Russian media that between 3,000 and 4,000 Russian soldiers on leave from their posts have been fighting in the insurgency.
  • Ukraine Says Russian Forces Lead Major New Offensive in East

    08/28/2014 6:34:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    New York Times via CNBC ^ | 08/27/14 | Andrew E. Kramer and Michael R. Gordon
    Tanks, artillery and infantry have crossed from Russia into an unbreached part of eastern Ukraine in recent days, attacking Ukrainian forces and causing panic and wholesale retreat not only in this small border town but a wide swath of territory, in what Ukrainian and Western military officials are calling a stealth invasion. The attacks outside this city and in an area to the north essentially have opened a new, third front in the war in eastern Ukraine between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists, along with the fighting outside the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk.
  • Gerald Celente: Politics is showbiz for ugly people

    08/26/2014 6:05:26 PM PDT · by GilGil · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 08/20/2014 | Gerald Celente
    What is driving the mad march toward World War III? Gerald Celente and Rick discuss the question.
  • British Embassy holds a party to commemorate anniversary of the burning of the White House

    08/25/2014 4:03:59 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 August 2014 | Tom Mctague, Mailonline Deputy Political Editor
    British diplomats in the US have been forced to apologise after revealing they were hosting a party to celebrate the anniversary of the burning of the White House. The British Embassy in Washington held a ‘White House barbeque’ yesterday to mark the two hundredth anniversary of Britain capturing the US capital and setting fire to the President’s iconic address. The Embassy even sent a message on Twitter from its official account with a photograph of a White House cake, flanked by British and American flags and surrounded by sparkler fireworks.
  • Massive drop in support for Netanyahu — poll (down to 38% from 82% last month)

    08/25/2014 3:04:59 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 35 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | August 25, 2014, 10:28 pm
    Channel 2 reports survey showing nearly 50-point slide in prime minister’s approval rating A poll released Monday evening showed a massive drop in the Israeli public’s opinion of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s performance, as well as dissatisfaction with the way the government is handling the needs of southern communities battered by rocket fire from the Gaza Strip. The poll, commissioned by Channel 2 and conducted by Shiluv Millward Brown, showed that on August 25 — 49 days into Operation Protective Edge — only 38 percent of Israelis “supported” Netanyahu, while a full 50% were dissatisfied, according to a Monday news...
  • Ukrainian forces destroy Russian convoy: 7 tanks, 6 armored vehicles and 80 mercenaries

    ATO continues to keep busy position, and cause heavy losses to terrorists. In general, destroyed about 250 Russian mercenaries 8 enemy tanks, 10 armored combat vehicles, 3 BM-21 "Grad", 1 howitzer. Note how far west inside Ukraine this occurred.
  • Separatists put Ukrainian captives on show in Donetsk

    08/24/2014 7:09:59 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 8 replies
    <p>DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Pro-Russian separatist rebels force-marched dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war along a main street of the rebel-held Ukrainian town of Donetsk on Sunday.</p> <p>People shouted "fascists" at the group, who walked with heads bowed. They were largely unshaven and dishevelled and dressed either in combat fatigues or civilian clothes.</p>
  • America: The Ostrich Years

    08/24/2014 3:53:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    In every cartoon I’ve seen with an ostrich, there comes a scene where it gets scared and buries its head in the sand. Ostriches don’t do this in real life, but it came to symbolize, in cartoons at least, the concept of thinking something bad will go away if you simply ignore it. It’s foolish – some would say stupid – but it appears to be the crux of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy. There are times when a president has to be president, even on vacation. This is the part of the job President Obama seems to hold in...
  • The Current Conflict Is Spiritual...ISlam and The Bible pt 1

    Psalm 74 O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever? why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture? Remember thy congregation, which thou hast purchased of old; the rod of thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed; this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt. Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual desolations; even all that the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary. Thine enemies roar in the midst of thy congregations; they set up their ensigns for signs. A man was famous according as he had lifted up axes upon the thick trees. But now...
  • Ukraine Today, Ukraine's first international TV news network launched today

    08/23/2014 4:04:52 PM PDT · by free_life · 18 replies
    Ukraine Today is Ukraine's first international TV news network offering independent news, views and insights from Europe's largest country.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ominous Tweet Connects ISIS Threat In Chicago

    08/22/2014 8:53:49 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 8/22/2014 | John Dodge
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Is the same radical group that executed a U.S. journalist this week making threats in Chicago? An ominous post on Twitter, purportedly from somebody connected with Islamic State, shows a photo of the Old Republic Building, 307 N. Michigan Ave. and the White House. The text reads: #AmessagefromISIStoUS We are in your state We are in your cities We are in your streets You are our goals anywhere. The message seems to imply that Islamic State operatives are in Chicago and other U.S. cities.
  • A Wounded Ukraine Volunteer Lies in a Donetsk Prison—Where the Jailer Is Russian

    08/22/2014 8:43:18 AM PDT · by tlozo
    The Wall Steet Journal ^ | Aug. 4, 2014 | Philip Shishkin
    A pro-Russia separatist guards a checkpoint in the eastern Ukrainian village of Rozsypne on Monday. Reuters DONETSK, Ukraine— Oleg Mamiyev, a Russian citizen with a beard and a lazy eye, descended a crooked flight of stairs into a basement on a rebel base here and unlocked a chain-link trapdoor to show off a prisoner. Sitting on a cot that barely fit into his dark nook, the prisoner, Maxim Kucheryavy, was obviously hungry and in pain. A Ukrainian volunteer who wanted to fight pro-Russian insurgents, Mr. Kucheryavy said he had been shot in both legs at point-blank range while unarmed and...
  • Obama's general call to arms for U.S. troops in Europe

    08/22/2014 5:42:43 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 11 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 8/5/2014 | peter lucas
    It's too bad German Gen. Irwin Rommel is not around. He would have been the perfect guy to become chief of staff of the U.S. Army in Europe, a force of about 40,000 men. Had he not departed for the Great General Headquarters in the Sky -- after Adolph Hitler forced him to swallow the cyanide pill -- President Barack Obama could have named Rommel, the famous Desert Fox, the new commander of American troops
  • Clouded Judgment

    08/21/2014 2:34:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2014 | Marvin Olasky
    What caused the terrible world war that began 100 years ago this month? The answer is complicated. Economic trends and social oozes certainly had a big role. Man-centered pride rather than God-centered humility ran rampant among both leaders and followers, with some church hierarchs looking to “progress” rather than Christ for salvation. But many of us were struck in the late 1990s by the irresponsibility of Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich in putting their personal urges ahead of the national interest, and a parallel problem emerged a century ago. Yes, early versions of Monica Lewinsky occupied the minds of many...
  • We need Russian influence: Ukrainian minister

    08/21/2014 4:40:20 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 3 replies
    CNBC ^ | Catherine Boyle
    The Ukrainian government needs "Russian influence" to deal with the problems within its borders, one of its most senior members said ahead of a key summit between the two sparring countries. "(It is) only with Russian influence we can sort the problem out," Pavlo Klimkin, foreign minister of Ukraine, told CNBC ahead of the talks in Minsk on Tuesday, which will see Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko meet at a summit of leaders in the region. The conflict in Ukraine shows little signs of abating. On Thursday, dozens of people died as fighting in Donetsk,...
  • After ISIS Beheading Video, UK’s Cameron Cancels Vacation, Obama Returns to His Vacation [not Obama]

    08/20/2014 5:48:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/20/14 | Jim Geraghty
    ....“U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer vacation to return to London and chair urgent meetings on the threat posed by ISIS in Iraq and Syria..... ... Obama went back to his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard Tuesday evening....
  • UKRAINE: "Interview: I Was A Separatist Fighter In Ukraine" [VIDEO]

    08/17/2014 7:05:36 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 19 replies
    Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty ^ | Sunday, August 17, 2014
    Sunday, August 17, 2014 Artur Gasparyan, a 24-year-old native of Spitak, Armenia, was recruited in Moscow in May to fight in eastern Ukraine. Now back in the Russian capital, he spoke with Mumin Shakirov of RFE/RL's Russian Service (see original in Russian here) in detail about his experiences. RFE/RL: You expressed interest in going to Ukraine on a forum on Vkontakte after you read about the fire in the Odesa Trade Union Building in which 42 pro-Moscow separatists died. What happened next? Artur Gasparyan: About 10 guys showed up at a meeting somewhere near VDNKh [the All-Russian Exhibition Center in...
  • 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.
  • My Midnight Call From Benjamin Netanyahu

    08/15/2014 8:54:53 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 8-15-14 | David Merrick
    In 1991 – several years after my conversion to Christianity and well into my own life as a husband and father – every Saturday morning, my two youngest children would drag me out of bed to watch cartoons with them. I would quietly sit on the sofa, wiping the sleep from my eyes, while Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny did their thing. One particular Saturday morning, the cartoons were regularly interrupted with updates on the Gulf War. My oldest son, Travis, was a Marine on a big gunboat in the Persian Gulf – so we would listen carefully, wanting to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Some Lawmakers Press for War-Powers Vote Over Iraq (Hussein's flexibility)

    08/14/2014 2:27:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/13/14 | Siobhan Hughes
    WASHINGTON—A handful of lawmakers are saying President Barack Obama must get congressional authorization for military action in Iraq, a vote that could exacerbate tensions between the branches and present members with a difficult vote just before the midterm elections. Mr. Obama's announcement of limited airstrikes last week aimed at slowing the advance of militants from the Islamic State toward the Kurdish city of Erbil initially triggered few complaints that he had usurped the power to declare war that Congress claims as its own. But with the president warning over the weekend that "I don't think we're going to solve this...
  • 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...
  • Vanity: A TIME FOR CHOOSING (The Speech – October 27, 1964)

    08/12/2014 11:12:30 AM PDT · by Krosan · 7 replies
    www.reagan.utexas.edu ^ | October 27, 1964 | President Reagan
    Now let's set the record straight. There's no argument over the choice between peace and war, but there's only one guaranteed way you can have peace—and you can have it in the next second—surrender. Admittedly, there's a risk in any course we follow other than this, but every lesson of history tells us that the greater risk lies in appeasement, and this is the specter our well-meaning liberal friends refuse to face—that their policy of accommodation is appeasement, and it gives no choice between peace and war, only between fight or surrender. If we continue to accommodate, continue to back...
  • Hamas Clarifies Truce Would Only Be to Plan Next War

    08/12/2014 6:57:23 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/8/14 | Ari Yashar
    Even as Israeli representatives are in Cairo to discuss a truce with Hamas on Tuesday, the terrorist group is taking pains to clarify it has no intentions of desisting from trying to wipe Israel off the map. Hamas's "military wing," the Al-Qassam Brigades, released a statement presenting its position on the ongoing talks in Egypt. "The warriors in Gaza are waiting with Allah's help to renew the fighting, or to return to planning the next campaign. There's no escape. Either jihad or planning (for the next jihad)," declared the statement. The remarks leave no doubts that even in the case...
  • 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...
  • Obama’s Remarks on Iraq and Afghanistan(2008 "I will end this (Iraq) war as President.")

    08/11/2014 8:16:28 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 17 replies
    Obama "And this is the future we need for our military. We cannot tolerate this strain on our forces to fight a war that hasn’t made us safer. I will restore our strength by ending this war, completing the increase of our ground forces by 65,000 soldiers and 27,000 marines, and investing in the capabilities we need to defeat conventional foes and meet the unconventional challenges of our time. " "So let’s be clear. Senator McCain would have our troops continue to fight tour after tour of duty, and our taxpayers keep spending $10 billion a month indefinitely; I want...
  • IS Actively Joining Gaza Terror War on Israel

    08/11/2014 4:25:26 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 6 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 8-11-2014 | Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar
    As Operation Protective Edge holds in a temporary ceasefire, evidence has come out revealing the extent of the extremist Sunni group Islamic State's (IS, formerly ISIS) involvement in the terror war against Israel from the Hamas stronghold of Gaza. Terror organizations associated with IS and Al Qaeda have been proven to be joining the fight against Israel in Gaza, firing rockets on Israeli civilian population centers and attacking IDF troops. On Sunday the Abdullah Azzam Brigades declared it had fired a Grad missile towards the Israeli town of Mivtahim located near southern Gaza. The announcement comes after similar ones last...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • A Marine’s Testimony

    08/09/2014 7:29:28 AM PDT · by OneVike · 7 replies
    The Relevant Christian Magazine ^ | 7/31/14 | Karmann Powell
    At the tender age of seven, Brian Vanderpool experienced a life changing moment when he watched the movie, Saving Private Ryan. It left such a deep impression on him that he decided to become a Marine. He found out later the movie actually depicted Army personnel, but he had his mind made up.Recently, Lance Corporal Vanderpool, now 20, returned home on leave from an 8 month tour of Afghanistan. He was not expecting to be greeted by a cheering crowd at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, Arizona, which, in his words, “left a big grin on my face.”Early on,...
  • Ukraine to get helmets, vests from Canada to help protect border

    08/07/2014 12:27:45 PM PDT · by Krosan · 6 replies
    CBC News ^ | Aug 07, 2014 | Laura Payton
    Canada will send military equipment to help Ukraine protect its eastern border, Defence Minister Rob Nicholson said Thursday. Nicholson made the announcement at CFB Trenton, a busy air base located a 90-minute drive east of Toronto. "Ukraine has asked for this and once again we are delivering," Nicholson said. "[Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s failure to end his support to armed rebel groups constitutes a real threat to international peace and security​." The equipment includes includes helmets, ballistic eyewear, protective vests, first-aid kits, tents and sleeping bags, according to a news release from the Prime Minister's Office. The release says the...
  • NATO Fears Ground Invasion as Russia Masses Troops on Ukraine Border

    08/07/2014 9:04:06 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 6, 2014 10:48 am | Barbara Lewis and Maria Tsvetkova
    BRUSSELS/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Russia has massed around 20,000 combat-ready troops on Ukraine’s border and could use the pretext of a humanitarian mission to invade, NATO said on Wednesday, its starkest warning yet that Moscow could soon mount a ground assault against its neighbor.
  • The American Volunteer in the Donbas Battalion: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 66)

    08/07/2014 8:17:45 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 1 replies
    Vice News via Yahoo! ^ | Published on Aug 6, 2014
    In this dispatch, VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky interviews an American volunteer in the Donbas Battalion to find out why he joined the unit, and what he thinks about the crisis in Ukraine.
  • Putin’s Ukraine invasion threat is more than a bluff — but not his preference

    08/07/2014 8:26:44 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 7, 2014 | Ian Bremmer
    As Ukraine has gained, Putin has prepared Russia for invasion: 20,000 combat-ready troops are amassed at the border. The chance that Russia invades is certainly going up. But it’s still Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Plan B. Here’s why that’s the case … and what could change his mind.
  • Western Anti-Semitism

    08/06/2014 6:38:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2014 | Walter E. Williams
    Navi Pillay, U.N. high commissioner for human rights, has accused both Israel and Hamas militants of committing war crimes in the Gaza conflict. Her harshest criticism, as well as that of most nations, has been reserved for the Israeli government, charging that it has committed war crimes in direct violation of the Geneva Conventions. In the wake of the huge difference in casualties and property destruction, many in the West have accused the Israeli government of making a grossly disproportionate response to terrorist rocket attacks. A New York Times (July 23, 2014) article titled "As Much of the World Frowns...
  • The United States must return to Iraq to fight ISIS and achieve glory

    08/05/2014 8:03:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Chicago Now's An Atheist in Illinois ^ | August 5, 2014 | James Kirk Wall
    “An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a sheep.” – Arab Proverb There is a lion in the Middle East known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS.) They are devouring the sheep. A strategically orchestrated mob of sexually repressed angry young men gladly pledging allegiance in the name of god, murder and rape is winning victory after victory. The local law enforcement are getting beheaded and the towns are being taken one after the other. Anything that doesn’t conform to their ideology of Islam is being destroyed. Non-Muslims...
  • 'HAND OF GOD SENT MISSILE INTO SEA'

    08/05/2014 10:14:07 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 29 replies
    WND ^ | 8-5-14 | JOE KOVACS
    "“Suddenly, Iron Dome (which calculates wind speeds, among other things) shows a major wind coming from the east, a strong wind that … sends the missile into the sea. We were all stunned. I stood up and shouted, ‘There is a God!’"
  • The War to End All War Meets the President Who Means to End All War

    08/05/2014 6:26:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2014 | John Ransom
    History doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes, quipped Mark Twain. As with most of Twain’s homilies, it’s funny because it’s true. So as the world commemorates the Guns of August—that is, the start of World War I-- history is not repeating itself. But the world today does seem to have a certain poetic, unrhymed iambic pentameter in common with the Great War. “With a dimming of the lights and ceremonies across this country and in Belgium, monarchs, princes, presidents and citizens prepared on Monday to mark the day 100 years ago when Britain entered World War I at the start...