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  • Kentucky Confederate monument to be removed after 120 years

    04/30/2016 4:57:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    AP ^ | April 29, 2016 | Dylan Lovan
    A Confederate monument capped with a statue of Jefferson Davis will be removed from a spot near the University of Louisville campus where it has stood since 1895. The stone monument honoring Kentuckians who died for the Confederacy in the Civil War will be moved to another location, University President James Ramsey and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said during a surprise announcement Friday.
  • Could Sabotage Cause A Surge In Oil Prices?

    04/26/2016 3:22:22 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 12 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 26-04-2016 | Dwayne Purvis
    Hidden among the ballyhoo about a collaborative freeze in production growth, a less visible but far more effective dynamic has affected, and likely will affect, oil supply and price: military intervention. There have always been three routes out of the unsustainably low prices: natural decline/growth of supply/demand, collaboration constraints on supply, and military conflict. Since January, while the talk of a growth freeze had no effect whatsoever on actual supply, the natural decline/growth did reduce the overhang by a couple of hundred thousand barrels of oil per day. Meanwhile, two little-discussed and less-understood military interventions took a combined 900,000 bopd...
  • Obama: 'We Are Fortunate to Be Living in the Most Peaceful...Era in Human History'

    04/25/2016 9:43:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 25, 2016 | 6:44 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    President Barack Obama, speaking in Germany on Monday, said were fortunate to be living in the most peaceful era in human history. [] That may surprise young people who are watching TV or looking at your phones, he said, and it seems like only bad news comes through every day, but consider its been decades since the last war between major powers. [] Around the world were more tolerant, with more opportunity for women and gays and lesbians as we push back on bigotry and prejudice, he said. (He notably did not mention transgenders, a topic that is making headlines...
  • When Swiss Used to Mean Badass

    04/23/2016 6:12:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 23, 2016 | Robert Bateman
    The Eidgenossen matter. The who? What? Why? OK, let me back up. Two weeks ago, while talking about the Battle of Crecy I mentioned the concept of a Revolution in Military Affairs. At that time I gave a fairly simple definition. A better, or perhaps just more complete definition of a Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) might go like this: A fundamental change in the practice of warfare
  • For Whom the Bell Still Tolls

    04/19/2016 4:16:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | Paul Greenberg
    Don't look for any happy ending here. Or any ending. The debate over the Spanish Civil War (1936-39) can be expected to last as long as there are isolationists and interventionists arguing over American foreign policy -- that is, approximately forever. Few if any conflicts illustrate the tragic nature of history so well, for there were no simple choices in Spain. There were more than enough heroes and villains, not-so-innocent bystanders and gawkers galore -- along with an endless supply of impossible choices. No one's hands were Ivory Soap clean, but curiously enough none were hopelessly dirty. Time, the great...
  • Obama's Nuclear Contrition; Drastically increasing the chance of nuclear war.

    04/15/2016 8:14:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Front Pge Magazine ^ | 4/15/16 | Caroline Glick
    On Monday, US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Hiroshima. While there meeting with this G-7 counterparts, Kerry strongly hinted that his visit was a precursor to a visit to the site of the first nuclear bombing by President Barack Obama next month. The irony of course is that for all his professed commitment to ridding the world of nuclear weapons, Obama is responsible for drastically increasing the chance of nuclear war. Indeed, Obamas own actions lend easily to the conclusion that he wishes to do penance for Americas decision to attack Hiroshima and Nagasaki with nuclear bombs, (and so...
  • Brutal: Former Defense Secretaries Openly Slam 'Inexperienced' Obama White House War Micromanagement

    04/07/2016 11:00:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    For years the Obama administration has been accused of micromanaging the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from inside the White House. Now in an astonishing report from Fox News anchor Bret Baier, three former Obama Defense Secretaries are openly slamming him for his distrust of the military, his failure to lead and they're exposing his inexperienced and closest advisors for second guessing senior field commanders with phone calls to the battlefield. "President Obama, he's one of the youngest presidents we've ever had. One of the most inexperienced presidents we've ever had. He has a staff around him that is very...
  • 'Full ceasefire': 19 Ukrainian servicemen killed, 128 wounded in March

    04/03/2016 6:52:24 AM PDT · by tlozo · 3 replies
    Ukraine Today ^ | Apr. 2, 2016
    Russian-backed separatist forces continue shelling Ukrainian positions despite truce agreement Despite the ceasefire granted by Minsk peace accords, the war in eastern Ukraine continues. In March, at least 19 Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 128 were wounded, according to Ukrainian Deutsche Welle service. On March 31, one servicemen was killed and eight wounded as a result of armed hostilities in the Donbas region. Four Ukrainian servicemen were killed on March 20 and 25. However, not all casualties were a result of fighting. One soldier was killed in a traffic accident on March 29, according to the report released by ATO...
  • ISIS 'Crucifies Catholic Priest on Good Friday'... "

    03/28/2016 7:36:05 AM PDT · by milford421 · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/28/16 | Sara Malm
    "It was reported last week that several religious groups had received threats that Father Thomas would be crucified on Good Friday, but this was denied by his church in hometown of Bangalore. However, the Archbishop of Vienna, Christoph Cardinal Schnborn, told a congregation gathered in St. Stephen's Cathedral in the Austrian capital that the priest had been crucified." "It is not known how the Archbishop became aware of Father Thomas' alleged fate, but his confirmation of the crucifixion during Easter Vigil Mass was reported in Austrian media. "
  • The Sorry State of Our Militry: Is it Happenstance or Design?

    03/22/2016 4:02:33 PM PDT · by Benny Huang · 24 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | March 22, 2016 | Benny Huang
    How it must have pained Marine Corps General John Paxton to tell Congress that his service might not be prepared for war. Last week, the Assistant Commandant, who has racked up 42 of honorable military service, candidly admitted to the Senate Armed Services Committee that the US Marine Corps isn't what it used to be. "I worry about the capability and the capacity to win in a major fight somewhere else right now," said the general. He fretted over inadequate training and equipment particularly in the fields of communications, intelligence, and aviation. Cynics might see Paxton's testimony as a plea...
  • Hillary: "Dangerous" To Imply We Are At War With An Entire Religion

    03/22/2016 12:42:33 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 76 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 22, 2016r | Pam Key
    Tuesday on CNNs Wolf, while discussing the terror attacks in Brussels at the Maalbeek Metro station and and Zaventem airport, which resulted in deaths of at least 31 and hundreds injured, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton said the accusations from politicians on the right that part of the problem is President Barack Obama wont even say the words radical Islamic terrorism is dangerous because it would imply we are at war with an entire religion.
  • Obama tells Cubans he comes to bury a last remnant of Cold War

    03/22/2016 7:59:52 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 35 replies
    Reuters via CNBC.com ^ | March 22, 2016 | Reuters Staff
    Sitting next to Cuban President Raul Castro (R), US President Barack Obama (L) gestures during the state dinner at the Revolution Palace in Havana on March 21, 2016. Adalberto Roque | AFP | Getty Images Sitting next to Cuban President Raul Castro (R), US President Barack Obama (L) gestures during the state dinner at the Revolution Palace in Havana on March 21, 2016. U.S. President Barack Obama declared on Tuesday that he had come to Havana to "bury the last remnant" of the Cold War in the Americas as he spoke directly to the Cuban people in a historic speech...
  • The Meatgrinder of World War I [Verdun]

    03/19/2016 9:04:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 19, 2016 | Robert Bateman
    There is no quick route by which one may approach Verdun. No superhighway passes through this sleepy town, nor do any of Frances fabled Trains de Grande Vitesse stop here. There is only the local line, and even that humbled creaking route terminates in Verdun. In the end, one can only come to this hallowed ground slowly, by a small four-car train or by narrow two-lane road. This is as it should be. Some 250,000 men died in these few square miles of turf, and one should not rush into a graveyard.
  • THE THREAT OF ISLAM IS REAL AND IT'S HERE!

    03/09/2016 7:27:07 AM PST · by Dick Bachert · 15 replies
    Vanity ^ | 3 9 2016 | Dick Bachert
    (The two links herein MAY have to be copied and pasted by any who care to visit those sites.) Today's radio show (aka "rant") with Dr. Lori Wilson out of WLBB in Carrollton, Georgia. I succeeded in dragging Lori kicking and screaming into a discussion of the most serious domestic threat we face today: Islam and why Trump is probably the only candidate to effectively deal with it! If you have an interest in listening, go to this link http://www.gradickcommunications.com and the center "PODCASTS" Menu and click on "The Wednesday Show with Dick Bachert" for the current program. How come...
  • Poll: If There Is a Brokered Convention, Who Is Your Top Choice for Republican Nominee?

    03/07/2016 12:19:16 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 125 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/07/16 | NR Staff
    If no candidate arrives in Cleveland with a majority of delegates, resulting in a brokered convention, who would be your top choice to be the Republicans nominee? Take NRs latest poll and let your voice be heard.
  • Russian Air Force pulverizes ISILs oil transport routes near the Palmyra Triangle

    03/06/2016 7:59:37 AM PST · by PIF · 27 replies
    Almasdar News ^ | 06/03/2016 | By Leith Fadel
    The Russian Air Force is taking no prisoners in the eastern Homs countryside and they are certainly not willing to allow ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) to use the roads that lead north towards the Al-Raqqa Governorate. For two straight days now, the Russian Air Force has relentlessly targeted ISILs primary oil transport routes in the deserts of northeastern Homs, striking the aforementioned terrorist groups positions at the villages of Al-Zarayah, Wadi Al-Dhakara, Al-Sakhanah, and Arak.
  • Cold-Rolled Steel From China Slapped With 265% Anti-Dumping Duties

    03/04/2016 8:12:03 AM PST · by mac_truck · 43 replies
    Metal Miner ^ | 3/2/2016 | Jeff Yoders
    The Department of Commerce today announced its affirmative preliminary determinations in the anti-dumping duty investigations of imports of cold-rolled steel flat products from Brazil, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Russia, and the United Kingdom. In the Brazil investigation, mandatory respondent Companhia Siderurgica Nacional received a calculated preliminary dumping margin of 38.93%. The second mandatory respondent, Usiminas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais, did not respond to all of Commerces requests for information, and therefore received a dumping margin based on adverse facts available. Usiminas and all other producers/exporters in Brazil also received a preliminary dumping margin of 38.93%. China Receives Heavy Duties...
  • Battle Without End: The casualties of Verdun

    03/04/2016 8:33:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | March 14, 2016 | Geoffrey Norman
    There is something hard, cold, and brutal about the structure. It looks like a concrete airplane hangar and rising above it is what is called the Lantern of the Dead." The shape suggests, appropriately, an artillery shell. When you walk around the outside of the building you find small windows, and when you look through them what you see are bones. Human bones and skulls. Piles of them. They are the remains of more than 130,000 men who were killed here and whose bodies could not be recovered or identified and so remained in the mud, blown apart again and...
  • Rules of Engagement for the 21st Century Battlefield

    03/01/2016 6:54:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2016 | Allen West
    Rules of Engagement (ROE) is defined as a directive issued by a military authority specifying the circumstances and limitations under which forces will engage in combat with the enemy. In the history of warfare we have seen an incredible metamorphosis of the rules of engagement. Long ago, armies presented themselves upon the battlefield in open areas away from civilian populations. The fact that weapons were limited to that which was carried, sword and spear, meant that fighting the enemy meant close-quarter engagement. The rules then were quite simple: engage the enemy, defeat them, and pursue to bring about their ultimate...
  • The Pentagon Readies Backup Island in Case of Chinese Missile Onslaught (Blast from the Past)

    02/25/2016 6:31:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    War is Boring ^ | February 25, 2016 | Robert Beckhusen
    The United States can no longer count on its Pacific air bases to be safe from missile attack during a war with China. On the contrary, a 2015 paper from the influential RAND Corporation noted that in the worst case scenario, “larger and accurate attacks sustained over time against a less hardened posture could be devastating, causing large losses of aircraft and prolonged airfield closures.” Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, due to its relative proximity, would be hardest hit. To up the stakes, China in September 2015 publicly revealed its DF-26 ballistic missile, which can strike Andersen Air Force Base...
  • Saudi Arabia declares oil output cut 'is not going to happen' (Shows Hand - Warns US Shale)

    02/24/2016 5:22:59 AM PST · by xzins · 31 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 23 Feb 16 | Gregory Meyer in Houston and Anjli Raval in London
    Saudi Arabia has ruled out a deal by major producers to cut oil output and warned high-cost operators such as US shale drillers to trim costs or go bust in a stark message that triggered fresh pressure on crude prices. Saudi oil minister Ali al-Naimi said a lack of trust between the world's biggest producers meant a cut in production "is not going to happen". He said the kingdom would instead push for a co-ordinated production freeze to help balance a market swamped with an excess of crude which has taken oil prices to their lowest level in more than...
  • Syria: Dozens killed as bombers strike in Homs and Damascus

    02/21/2016 11:20:35 AM PST · by Vostok-1 · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | 1717 GMT (0117 HKT) February 21, 2016 | Yousuf Basil and Tim Hume
    Dozens of people were killed in separate car bomb and suicide attacks in Homs and southern Damascus on Sunday, Syrian state media reported, citing local officials and security sources. ISIS claimed responsibility for the Sayyidah Zaynab and Homs attacks via the Telegram messaging app.
  • War, Peace and the Next President

    02/21/2016 10:22:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2016 | Steve Chapman
    When President Woodrow Wilson ran for re-election in 1916, as Europeans slaughtered each other on an unprecedented scale, his slogan was, "He kept us out of war." If Barack Obama were allowed to run for re-election, he could use this slogan: "He kept us out of Syria." Will his successor? Given that the United States has been continuously at war for more than 14 years, you might think this topic would be a focus of the presidential campaign. But it's been largely ignored. Military involvement in foreign conflicts is no longer unusual enough to warrant much attention from the candidates...
  • Turks and Saudis know any Russia fight will be lonely one

    02/19/2016 2:59:33 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 38 replies
    http://gwynnedyer.com/ ^ | 9:32 AM Wednesday Feb 17, 2016 | Gwynne Dyer
    Gwynne Dyer: Turks and Saudis know any Russia fight will be lonely one 9:32 AM Wednesday Feb 17, 2016 Between last Thursday and Monday, the Turkish government, in league with Saudi Arabia, made a tentative decision to enter the war on the ground in Syria - and then got cold feet about it. Or more likely, the Turkish army simply told the government that it would not invade Syria and risk the possibility of a shooting war with the Russians. The Turkish government bears a large share of the responsibility for the devastating Syrian civil war. From the start, Turkey's...
  • In 2002, Donald Trump Said He Supported Invading Iraq

    02/18/2016 7:52:05 PM PST · by JediJones · 30 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 2/18/2016 | Andrew Kaczynski
    For months, Donald Trump has claimed that he opposed the Iraq War before the invasion began — as an example of his great judgment on foreign policy issues. But in a 2002 interview with Howard Stern, Donald Trump said he supported an Iraq invasion. In the interview, which took place on Sept. 11, 2002, Stern asked Trump directly if he was for invading Iraq. "Yeah I guess so," Trump responded. "I wish the first time it was done correctly." Trump has repeatedly claimed that he was against the Iraq War before it began, despite no evidence of him publicly stating...
  • What would happen if the Second Amendment is repealed?

    02/18/2016 4:30:47 PM PST · by Elderberry · 129 replies
    Josh Blackman's Blog ^ | 2/16/2016 | James Boice
    Last week, author James Boice interviewed me for a Salon essay about what would happen if the Second Amendment is repealed. With Justice Scalia gone, the vitality of the constitutional right to keep and bear arms is in doubt. Here are a handful of quotes from the article. Besides, "if the Second Amendment were repealed tomorrow, very little would actually change right away. Chicago and D.C. might try to reinstitute their handgun ban, but virtually every state constitution carries a provision upholding the right to keep guns," says Josh Blackman, a constitutional law expert at the South Texas College of...
  • Obama’s ‘Moderate’ Syrian Deception

    02/17/2016 5:15:35 PM PST · by marvel5 · 18 replies
    Consortium News ^ | February 16, 2016 | Gareth Porter
    Exclusive: President Obama, who once called the idea of “moderate” Syrian rebels a “fantasy,” has maintained the fiction to conceal the fact that many “moderates” are fighting alongside Al Qaeda’s jihadists, an inconvenient truth that is complicating an end to Syria’s civil war, explains Gareth Porter. By Gareth Porter Secretary of State John Kerry insisted at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday that the agreement with Russia on a temporary halt in the war in Syria can only be carried out if Russia stops its airstrikes against what Kerry is now calling “legitimate opposition groups.” But what Kerry did not...
  • RAF Typhoon jets scrambled to intercept Russian bombers

    02/17/2016 1:37:26 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 21 replies
    plymouthherald.co.uk ^ | February 17, 2016 | WMNDavidWells
    RAF Typhoon jets scrambled to intercept Russian bombers By WMNDavidWells | Posted: February 17, 2016 Read more: http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/RAF-Typhoon-jets-scrambled-intercept-Russian/story-28754813-detail
  • Trump is Right, America Doesn’t Win Wars Anymore

    02/16/2016 8:08:37 PM PST · by pboyington · 29 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | February 16 2016 | Ray Starmann
    JOE SCARBOROUGH: “Have we wasted too much money over the past decade fighting wars? Has that been one of the biggest?”– Trump – “Well, I’ll tell you what, I don’t mind fighting, but you have got to win and number one, we don’t win wars, we just fight, we just fight. It’s like a big — like you’re vomiting, just fight, fight, fight. We don’t win anything. I mean, if you’re going to fight, you win and you get back to rebuilding the country. We don’t win. It’s really a terrible thing. I mean, our country used to win all...
  • Why Leftists Want to Draft Women

    02/16/2016 12:54:02 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 27 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 2/16/2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Hillary Clinton had endorsed forcing women to register for a draft. Now the issue is taking on new urgency. Despite the left's anti-draft posturing, it has fond memories of its protests during the Vietnam War and it is the biggest supporter of bringing back the draft. Proposals to move to a draft army invariably come from Democrats in Congress and left-wing pundits who believe that a draft will create a higher barrier to any future conflict. Forcing women to register raises the barrier even higher. And anything that makes it harder for the military to function properly is also part...
  • ‘Millions’ of Republicans Say Iraq War was a ‘Disaster’: Laura Ingraham Supports Trump

    02/15/2016 2:38:30 PM PST · by AuntB · 181 replies
    Impulse today ^ | Feb.15, 2016 | Derek Flynn
    Laura Ingraham, who is a conservative radio host, gave a warning to the GOP presidential candidates that they should stop defending the actions of President George W. Bush because "millions and millions" of Republican voters believe the Iraq War that he got the United States into was a mistake. During the CBS hosted GOP Republican presidential debate last Saturday night, GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump accused George W. Bush of lying about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction. "Obviously, the war in Iraq was a big, fat mistake, all right?" Trump said. "They lied. They said there were weapons of...
  • Trump: If GOP Doesn’t Admit Iraq War Was a Mistake, We’re Not Going to Win the General Election

    02/15/2016 12:28:07 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 192 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/14/16 | Pam Key
    Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump warned if the Republican Party isn’t willing to admit the 2003 invasion of Iraq was a mistake, then the party will be defeated in the upcoming general election. Trump said, “The Iraq war was a disaster. It was a mistake. We spent $2 trillion, thousands of lives, thousands of lives, wounded warriors who we love all over the place. What do we have? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Iran is taking over Iraq as sure as you’re sitting there. And that’s the way it is. We get nothing. They get...
  • Trump Wrote Iraq WMDs Were Threat Year Before Bush Took Office

    02/14/2016 10:17:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | February 14, 2016 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Trump's old line about his opposing the Iraq War: "I'll give you 25 different stories." His new line after no one has found proof he actually opposed it: "I wasn't a politician so people didn't write everything I said." Donald Trump offered a new reason for why, after exhaustive searches, no one has found proof he opposed the Iraq War before it began: People didn't write everything he said. The comments are a stark difference from what The Donald said at a Republican debate in September of last year, when said he could provide 25 stories showing his early opposition...
  • Donald Trump Turned the GOP Debate Into a Cage Match

    02/14/2016 9:48:44 AM PST · by xzins · 213 replies
    Slate ^ | Feb. 14 2016 | Jamelle Bouie
    If you watched Thursday's Democratic presidential debate, you saw a calm, wonky, and civil discussion between two presidential candidates. If you watched Saturday's Republican debate, you saw the opposite. You saw a brawl. And the instigator -the man who turned a debate about leading the country into a cage match - was Donald Trump. If you were watching the Republican debate to get a read on policy and plans, you were disappointed. The entire occasion - all two hours - were consumed by this death match of a presidential debate. With that said, this night of combat wasn't a waste....
  • How Republics Perish

    02/12/2016 10:45:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    If you believed America's longest war, in Afghanistan, was coming to an end, be advised: It is not. Departing U.S. commander Gen. John Campbell says there will need to be U.S. boots on the ground "for years to come." Making good on President Obama's commitment to remove all U.S. forces by next January, said Campbell, "would put the whole mission at risk." "Afghanistan has not achieved an enduring level of security and stability that justifies a reduction of our support. ... 2016 could be no better and possibly worse than 2015." Translation: A U.S. withdrawal would risk a Taliban takeover...
  • North Korea's new satellite cruised over Levi's Stadium after Super Bowl 50

    02/08/2016 5:50:10 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 83 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | February 8, 2016 | Nicole Hensley
    North Korea's new satellite cruised over Levi's Stadium after Super Bowl 50 BY Nicole Hensley / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS / Monday, February 8, 2016, 5:29 AM Kim Kwang Hyon/AP North Korea's satellite, which was launched on Feb. 7, passed over the Super Bowl 50 game. Pictured is the country's Unha 3 at the Sci-Tech Complex in Pyongyang in 2012. A "Shining Star" was watching over Levi's Stadium after the Broncos 24-10 win. As football fans poured out of the Bay Area stadium, North Korea's observational satellite zipped by the field at an orbit 300 miles above the Earth at...
  • The Road to Utopia: The "Greenest" Nation on Earth Is a Nightmare

    02/07/2016 9:19:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | James Wanliss
    The North Koreans appear to have successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb in January 2016 and promise more excitement to come. Immediately after the bang the government news agency bragged that the nation was now "capable of wiping out the whole territory of the U.S. all at once."This only slightly distracted mainstream politicos in other nations. North Korea might have gotten a bigger, badder reaction had it elected instead to drive steamrollers over groups of homosexuals or Muslims or women. At least Bernie Sanders, though closer in kinship to the North Korean brand of monarchical socialism than to, say, Ronald Reagan, noticed the bomb. World leaders only pause long...
  • Is This Game Over For Assad’s Enemies?

    02/06/2016 9:35:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | February 6, 2016 | Nancy A. Youssef
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could make his biggest gains in the country’s long civil war—and potentially tip its outcome in his favor in a matter of weeks—by wresting control of the city of Aleppo from opposition forces, two U.S. military officials told The Daily Beast on condition of anonymity. If government forces are able to successfully encircle the city and hold it, and control the province around it, “the war is essentially over,” said one of the senior defense officials.
  • The View From Olympus: Invasion by Immigration

    01/29/2016 8:32:45 AM PST · by Pelham · 11 replies
    traditionalRIGHT ^ | September 23, 2015 | William Lind
    Were Russian tank divisions now pouring into Germany, it is safe to say Germany would be fighting back. As it happens, Germany and Europe are now suffering an invasion more dangerous than that would be. Yet all Frau Merkel can do is stand by the side of the road handing posies to the invaders. As I have pointed out for many years, in a world of Fourth Generation war, invasion by immigration is more dangerous-not less dangerous-than invasion by a foreign army. Why? Because unless the invaders are a Roman army, the enemy army usually goes home. He may permanently...
  • Sweden’s Army Chief Warns Of WORLD WAR 3 Inside Europe ‘Within a Few Years’

    01/27/2016 10:08:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/27/2016 | by OLIVER JJ LANE
    Sweden, which has not officially been at war in over 200 years, will soon be pulled into a European conflict according to an internal army document sent to soldiers and civil servants ahead of army manoeuvres next week. Citing the situation in Sweden, the recent decisions of domestic politicians, and global instability, the chief of the Swedish army General Anders Brannstrom told men under his command they could expect to be fighting a war in Europe against skilled opponents "within a few years". As well as soldiers, the booklet containing his stark warning has also been given to civil servants,...
  • The world's most dangerous selfie stick: Ukrainian soldiers attach camera to tank's gun barrel

    01/27/2016 7:07:58 AM PST · by tlozo · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/27/2016 | Jake Polden
    A group of Ukrainian soldiers came up with a truly unique way of documenting their exploits by attaching a camera to their tank's gun barrel. The dangerous selfie stick captured footage of the soldiers travelling through what is believed to be the Donbass region in eastern Ukraine. The particular area has been the scene of bitter fighting since separatists there began an armed revolt to break away from Kiev to join neighbouring Russia. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3419046/The-world-s-dangerous-selfie-stick-Ukrainian-soldiers-attach-camera-tank-s-gun-barrel-capture-incredible-footage-patrol.html
  • U.S.-backed rebels lose a key town to Russian airstrikes in Syria

    01/27/2016 3:12:33 AM PST · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    washington post ^ | january 26, 2016 | liz sly
    Western-backed Syrian rebels on Tuesday suffered one of their most significant defeats since Russia's military intervention in Syria turned the tide of the war in favor of President Bashar al-Assad, further complicating prospects for a negotiated settlement at peace talks scheduled later this week in Geneva. After a month-long offensive backed by Russian warplanes, government forces and allied ­militias reclaimed control of the town of Sheikh Miskeen, strategically located at a crossroads commanding a southern supply route between the Jordanian border and the Syrian capital, Damascus. It was the latest in a string of defeats inflicted on rebel fighters in...
  • Muslim "Migrants" in Calais Set Fire to Their Camp and Call for War

    01/21/2016 2:43:12 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 40 replies
    Now The End Begins ^ | 1/21/2016 | Geoff Grider
    Two videos have been posted to Facebook (see here and here) by the French group 'Calais Libre' along with the comment "Here are the expelled migrants in action last night, and you can hear the pretty words that they use (expletive deleted)". According to the group, 300 migrants also attacked police on the local highway in the early hours of this morning. MUSLIM MIGRANTS BURN 'THE JUNGLE' REFUGEE CAMP TO THE GROUND: GRAPHIC WARNING: The Muslim migrants seen setting fire to their own refugee camps are shouting obscenities while they do it. You may want to keep your sound off.
  • Remains of earliest known massacre victims uncovered in Kenya

    01/21/2016 2:13:42 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 21, 2016 | Fox News
    Scientists say they have uncovered the remains of the earliest known massacre victims, dating from approximately 10,000 years ago. Archaeologists believe the victims were members of an extended family group of hunter-gatherers who were slaughtered by a rival group.
  • Iran president: Only Israel, US 'extremists' object to nuke deal (Netanyahu pledges to stop them)

    01/17/2016 7:02:43 AM PST · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | 01/17/2016 08:03:28 AM EST
    TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that the official implementation of the landmark nuclear deal has satisfied all parties except radical extremists, while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged that Israel would remain vigilant to ensure that Iran was not violating its commitments. Speaking before the parliament in comments broadcast live on state television, Rouhani said, "In (implementing) the deal, all are happy except Zionists, warmongers, sowers of discord among Islamic nations and extremists in the U.S. The rest are happy." Rouhani said the deal has "opened new windows for engagement with the world." A strong supporter...
  • 2 Americans believed detained in Iran are not among those coming home (Robert Levinson, Namazi)

    01/17/2016 4:48:16 AM PST · by Dave346 · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 16 at 4:56 PM | Adam Goldman
    As the families of Americans celebrate the release of their loved ones held in Iran, the authorities in Tehran said they would not be freeing a businessman arrested in October and were silent on the fate of a former FBI agent who disappeared in the country. It was unclear why Siamak Namazi, 44, an Iranian American based in Dubai, was arrested in October while visiting a friend in Tehran where he had done consultant work over the previous decade. U.S. officials said Saturday that they would continue to talk with Iran to secure the release of Namazi as well as...
  • Rouhani: All happy about deal except Israel, US hard-liners

    01/16/2016 10:51:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 17, 2016 1:39 AM EST
    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says the official implementation Saturday of the landmark deal reached between Tehran and six world powers has satisfied all parties except radical extremists. Speaking in the parliament in comments broadcast live on state television, Rouhani said, "In (implementing) the deal, all are happy except Zionists, warmongers, sowers of discord among Islamic nations and extremists in the U.S. The rest are happy." ...
  • Saudi Arabia: A Weak Kingdom On Its Knees?

    01/14/2016 4:10:02 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 21 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 14-11-2015 | Tom
    The great Kingdom of Saudi Arabia—the long-time dictator of crude oil prices for the world—is struggling on all fronts. The Saudis are losing their proxy wars in both Syria and Yemen; their OPEC leadership is under threat; they are not winning the crude oil price war; and its long-running alliance with the West is in question. From Saudi Arabia’s perspective, Iran seems to be gaining ground everywhere. Saudi Arabia has several weaknesses that help explain the current anxiety emanating from Riyadh. 1. Saudi Arabia losing its leadership in the OPEC Saudi Arabia has been the default leader of OPEC; however,...
  • Glick: The Obama Administration’s Most Covert War The Obama Administration believes it is at war

    01/14/2016 3:41:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 1/14/16 | Caroline Glick
    Over the past several weeks, we have learned that the Obama administration believes it is at war with Israel. The war is not a shooting war, but a political war. Its goal is to bring the government to its knees to the point where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu loses power or begs Obama and his advisers to shepherd Israel through a “peace process” in which Israel will renounce its rights to Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. One component of this war is espionage. Last monthThe Wall Street Journal reported that Israel is a top target for American espionage. The other component...
  • Iran IRGCN moment of arrest 10 American Marines on their knees (3 minute video from Iran TV)

    01/13/2016 10:31:56 AM PST · by Dave346 · 34 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan 13, 2016 | Ali Javid
    3 minute video aired on Iran TV showing capture of 10 American sailors. Dramatic music plays in background during video.