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  • ISIS KILLS 300 IRAQI SOLDIERS WITH CHLORINE GAS: SHIA MP

    09/22/2014 5:35:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Daily Sabah ^ | 9/22/2014
    Three hundred Iraqi soldiers died in a chlorine gas attack carried out by the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, said Ali al-Budairi, an Iraqi MP from the Shia-dominated National Iraqi alliance in the Iraqi Parliament on Monday.It is unclear when the attacks took place. ISIS's use of chlorine gas in attacks isn't new. There are reports that the ISIS militants used chlorine-war gas before.Speaking at a press conference in the Iraqi Parliament on Monday, Ali al-Budairi said: "ISIS killed 300 out of 400 soldiers they besieged in Saqlawiya district of northern...
  • Pope Believes WWIII Has Begun, Jews In The Past-Christians At Present

    09/22/2014 5:30:55 PM PDT · by markomalley
    The Pope believes that World War Three had already begun. But unlike WWI and WWII that happened all at once, the current war is happening in stages - this he said during a private meeting with a congregation of Jewish leaders headed by Ronald S. Lauder on Sept 17 at Pope's house in Santa Marta.Speaking during the World Jewish Congress press conference, Lauder had quoted the Pope to highlight the significant point of discussion that came out of the meeting. He said that the Pope compared the current attacks against Christian to the plight suffered by the Jews in the...
  • [Western Australia] WA Muslims fear they could be targeted

    09/22/2014 5:18:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    WA Today ^ | 9/22/2014
    The Islamic Council of WA is planning to set up a hotline for its members in Western Australia, concerned Muslims will be targeted after vandals damaged a mosque in Sydney on Friday. Last week more than 800 police raided homes in Sydney and Brisbane in the largest counter-terrorism operation ever in Australia. One of the arrests involved 22-year-old Omarjan Azari, who is accused of plotting to kidnap a member of the public and have them beheaded. After the raid, more than 200 members of the Muslim community in Sydney held a rally in the western suburbs, angry they were being...
  • 20 KILLED IN BOKO HARAM ATTACK IN NORTH CAMEROON (waited till market was full before attack)

    09/22/2014 5:02:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    New Times Africa ^ | 9/22/2014
    At least 20 people have been killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants on a Cameroonian village near the Nigerian border, a security source has said.“Boko Haram militants on Sunday waited until there were a lot of people at the village market in Tourou before opening fire on the crowd,” the source, who asked to remain anonymous, told Anadolu Agency.The death toll included 19 civilians and a policeman, he added.The Nigeria-based militant group has already been blamed for several previous cross-border attacks in Cameroon.Boko Haram, which means “Western education is forbidden” in Nigeria’s local Hausa language, first emerged in...
  • The ISIS MANIFESTO: What Every American Needs To Know About ISIS Plan To Kill ‘Ten Million...

    09/22/2014 5:00:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 9/22/2014 | Walid Shoebat
    An Isis spokesman has posted a call to arms for Muslims around the world to kill American, Canadian and European citizens for their governmentsÂ’ role in a coalition against ISIS. But what the average American is unaware of are the ISIS more shocking Islamic injunctions that permit Muslims everywhere to carry out killings by ordering them to cause as much as ten million American casualties which we included training videos that circulates the social media for use by the Muslim community under the nose of the FBI which they refuse to do anything about. And while the average American got...
  • Yemeni Shiite Rebel Sweep Into Capital Kills 340

    09/22/2014 4:42:44 PM PDT · by mojito · 12 replies
    ABC News/AP ^ | 9/22/2014 | AHMED AL-HAJ and MAGGIE MICHAEL
    In a stunning sweep of the Yemeni capital, the country's Shiite rebels seized homes, offices and military bases of their Sunni foes on Monday, forcing many into hiding and triggering an exodus of civilians from the city after a week of fighting that left 340 people dead. It was the latest development in the Hawthi blitz, which has plunged volatile Yemen into more turmoil, pitting the Shiite rebels against the Sunni-dominated military and their Islamist tribal allies. The heavily armed Hawthi fighters on Monday seized tanks and armored vehicles from military headquarters they had overrun, and raided the home of...
  • Eight-year-old girl in Australia asks Muslim youth to back jihad

    09/22/2014 4:32:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    IBN Live ^ | 9/22/2014
    An incident has shocked not only the Australian security agencies who are chasing the Islamists on the ground, but also the entire world. According to a report in 'Australian', an eight-year-old girl has called the Muslim youths to back jihad. The worst fears have come true. The report says, "As Julia Gillard struggled to explain how Muslim children could be used to incite violence, eight-year-old Ruqaya yesterday fronted a congress of Islamic fundamendalists in Sydney to espouse her love for jihad. Addressing a 600-strong crowd at the Australian chapter of Hizb-ut-Tahrir in Bankstown in the city's west, the young girl...
  • ISIS thugs raping thousands to populate caliphate

    09/22/2014 4:29:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9/22/2014 | Jamie Schram
    Islamic State barbarians are raping thousands of women in Iraq and Syria to mass-produce spawn who’ll follow in their vile footsteps, The Post has learned. Young militants are running wild to the chagrin of their more sophisticated and p.r.-savvy commanders, an Iraqi official told The Post. The motivation of the rapists is twofold: They want to make ISIS babies — and they are just plain out for twisted thrills. (snip) The young rebels, however, aren’t listening to their commanders; they claim that they’re answering to a higher calling. “The fighters say that they’ve been ordered to have sex by a...
  • Pro-ISIS Fighters Threaten to Behead French Hostage Hervé Gourdel in Next 24 Hours (Video)

    09/22/2014 12:39:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/22/14 | Jim Hoft
    Pro-ISIS fighters in Algeria released a video today of a hostage who was kidnapped this weekend. The hostage delivered a message to President Francois Hollande: “I am in the hands of Jund al-Khilifa, an Algerian armed group. This armed group is asking me to ask you (President Francois Hollande) to not intervene in Iraq. They are holding me as a hostage and I ask you Mr President to do everything to get me out of this bad situation and I thank you.” The pro-ISIS group gave France twenty-four hours to stop “the aggression against ISIL” or they will behead their...
  • URGENT: ISIS kills 300 Iraqi soldiers by chlorine gas attack in Saqlawiyah

    09/22/2014 1:39:26 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 67 replies
    IraqiNews.com ^ | 9-22-2014 | IraqiNews.com
    On Monday several Members of Parliament from Diwaniyah Province confirmed that ISIS killed over 300 soldiers using chlorine gas for the first time in Saqlawiyah, north of Fallujah.Islamic Dawa party MP Ali al-Badri said, at a press conference at the parliament building in the presence of a number of deputies of Diwaniyah province and attended by IraqiNews.com that “the terrorist organization ISIS used chlorine gas for the first time in the region of Saqlawiyah after trapping more than 400 troops, resulting in the deaths of many of them due to suffocation while the terrorist gangs detonated car bombs within the...
  • Islamic State Issues New Declaration of War: ‘Rely Upon Allah, and Kill Him in Any Manner’

    09/22/2014 1:37:15 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | september 22, 2014 | elizabeth kreft
    The Islamic State issued a new declaration of war Sunday, vowing that its fighters are ready to battle the U.S.-led military coalition seeking to destroy it. The group’s spokesman made the statements in a new audio recording published in conjunction with a 11-page letter calling on Muslims worldwide to kill civilians of nations that join the fight against the Islamic State. In the nearly 42-minute audio statement released online late Sunday, Islamic State group spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani said the coalition will not be able to defeat the jihadis. “Oh, believer, do not let this battle pass you by wherever...
  • Yemen rebels raid army commander's house

    09/22/2014 11:57:42 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 4 replies
    Houthi gunmen loot home of (General) Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, ... an adviser on defence and security affairs for the president, came a day after the signing of a UN-brokered peace deal between the government and the Shia rebel group. ... Several security personel were injured in the incident. The house of Hamid al-Ahmar, the leader of the Yemeni Alliance for Reform party, was also looted. Meanwhile, Shia rebels held position around key government offices and army bases in Sanaa, which they captured without resistance just hours before the signing of the peace agreement. Jamal Benomar, the UN envoy to Yemen,...
  • Sowell: Who Wants War?

    09/22/2014 11:53:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 23, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Some pundits are saying that President Obama has been floundering in his response to the ISIS crisis because public opinion polls show most Americans don't want another war. In all my 84 years, I cannot recall a time when most Americans wanted war. That is something we should be proud of. But wars are not always optional. Even World War II — which some have called "the good war" — was not something that most Americans wanted. But the Japanese took that decision out of our hands when they bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. And Hitler removed any...
  • Gaza Schoolchildren Traumatized by Sounds of Hamas Torture

    09/22/2014 11:52:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 9/22/2014, 4:19 PM | Ari Soffer
    Children at a school in southern Gaza are reportedly being terrorized by the sounds of Hamas detainees being tortured at an adjacent police compound. Arabic-language Al Hayat Al-Jadida says parents of children attending the school in central Khan Younis have complained to authorities on numerous occasions about the phenomenon, which includes the chilling sounds of “shrieks and cries of pain”, and has left students shaken. The sounds of torture apparently emanate from a building belonging to the Department of General Intelligence, which is tasked among other things with detaining and interrogating suspected “collaborators” or informants for Israel. One ninth-grade student,...
  • Syrian Kurds 'halt ISIL push' near Turkey

    09/22/2014 11:47:10 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 2 replies
    Al GoreJazeera ^ | 22 Sep 2014
    Syrian Kurdish fighters say they have stopped the advance of the ...ISIL... group in northern Syria near the Turkish border. The Kurdish forces engaged in heavy clashes with ISIL fighters on Monday, as the group laid siege on an area east of the city of Kobane in Aleppo province, a spokesman said.... ISIL have seized dozens of villages in the past week as they advance on the town of Ain al-Arab, called Kobane in Kurdish, near the border. ....ISIL fighters had made no significant advance in the last 24 hours. ...Until the ISIL assault, Kobane, the third biggest Kurdish population...
  • Among us: Officials confirm American ISIS fighters have returned to United States

    09/22/2014 10:29:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/22/2014 | Noah Rothman
    America was comforted to learn in late July that an American-born fundamentalist who fought alongside Islamic militants inside Syria before executing a suicide attack on Bashar al-Assad’s troops in May had freely traveled from Syria to the United States. “This incident exemplifies the challenges faced by the FBI in detecting US citizens who seek to travel to Syria to engage in jihad,” an FBI spokesman said of the benign infiltration of U.S.-born Moner Mohammad Abusalha. Apparently, that challenge has not yet been overcome by American defense officials. On Monday, an Obama administration official confirmed that some American citizens who...
  • Obama Taps Star General [Negata] to Build Syrian Rebel Army to Fight ISIS

    09/22/2014 9:43:22 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 21 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 09.21.14 | Josh Rogin/Eli Lake
    Gen. Michael Nagata is promising to build a new force to destroy ISIS, but lawmakers worry he has been given an impossible mission. As lawmakers prepared to take a risky and fateful vote on Obama’s plan to train and equip the Syrian rebels, the man who assured them it could be done was Gen. Michael Nagata, Obama’s point man for the mission to build an ISIS-killing army in Syria. There are skeptics both inside and outside the government who doubt Obama’s new plan to arm the Syrian rebels can work. First of all, the administration has said for years that...
  • Leon Panetta says Obama helped ISIS grow by ignoring national security team's advice

    09/22/2014 9:19:23 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 22 September 2014 | David Martosko, Us Political Editor for MailOnline
    Former Obama administration Pentagon chief Leon Panetta said Sunday that the president overruled nearly his entire national security team and decided not to arm moderate Syrian rebel groups early on, a decision that helped the ISIS terror army gain power. Panetta also said he favored leaving a residual force of U.S. troops behind in Iraq instead of withdrawing them, another opinion Obama ignored. Panetta, who was Obama's CIA director for two years before leading the Pentagon for two more, told CBS News that entering the Syria conflict earlier, and ensuring that moderate groups gained power instead of the most extreme...
  • So Why Are We Allowing ISIS to Export Oil?

    09/22/2014 9:04:53 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 22, 2014 | Russ Vaughn
    [...] ISIS is a self-funding movement due to its control of producing oil fields in Northern Iraq. King Abdullah of Jordan estimated the ISIS revenues from energy production were approximately $6,000,000 per day, a helluva lot of income for a ragtag terrorist organization. [...] When I heard that my immediate response was to look at my spouse in astonishment and yell, “What the hell? Why are we allowing them to do that?” That question should be one that every tuned-in citizen asks of his elected representatives in Washington. To gather production from an oilfield into a central, marketable product requires...
  • Iran’s Rouhani leaves for New York to attend UN GA session

    09/22/2014 8:56:27 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Azernews ^ | 22 September 2014 (6 hours ago) | Sara Rajabova
    The Iranian president left Tehran for New York on September 22 to attend the 69th Annual Meeting of the UN General Assembly. Hassan Rouhani is expected to deliver his speech at the meeting on September 25, IRNA news agency reported. It will be Rouhani's second visit to New York since he took the office last year. Rouhani paid his first visit to New York to attend the 68th session of the UN General Assembly. Prior to his departure to New York, Rouhani met with the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on September 21. Iranian officials earlier said any possible meeting...
  • IS Militants Kill 300 Iraqi Soldiers with Chlorine Gas

    09/22/2014 8:20:22 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 78 replies
    BasNews, Erbil ^ | Shwan Barzinji
    IS has used chlorine gas against Iraqi soldiers News / World IS Militants Kill 300 Iraqi Soldiers with Chlorine Gas 22.09.2014 Shwan BarzinjiBasNews, Erbil Iraqi Member of Parliament Ali al-Bredi has claimed that Islamic State (IS) militants are using Chlorine gas against Iraqi soldiers in Fallujah. In a press conference on Monday, al-Bredi revealed that IS have killed 300 Iraqi soldiers with chlorine gas. He said that the militants deployed the gas in the Siqiliya area located of northern Fallujah, a city in Anbar province, about 70 km from the capital of Iraq, Baghdad. “Responsibility for this lies with...
  • ISIS urges Muslims to kill civilians in US-led coalition countries

    09/22/2014 8:12:42 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 17 replies
    AP via Syracuse.com ^ | September 22, 2014 at 10:46 AM
    BEIRUT (AP) -- Fighters of the Islamic State militant group are ready to battle a U.S.-led military coalition seeking to destroy it, the group's spokesman said in a new audio recording in which he called on Muslims worldwide to kill civilians of nations that join the fight. American and French warplanes have carried airstrikes against the group, and U.S. President Barack Obama is working to form a global coalition to confront the group, which controls large parts of Syria and Iraq.
  • 130,000 Syrian Kurds cross border into Turkey in 2 days

    09/22/2014 7:45:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/22/2014 | Rick Moran
    The ISIS onslaught in northern Syria has uprooted tens of thousands of Kurds who have been streaming into Turkey the last 3 days. The UN says more than 130,000 desperate refugees have poured acriss the Turkish border, with thousands more waiting to get in. The situation got so bad that Turkey was forced to close all but two of its 9 border crossing, so big was the crush of humanity. Meanwhile, the Kurdish militia fighting ISIS says it has halted the terrorist's advance on the strategic border town of Ayn al-Arab. From Reuters: "Fierce clashes are still under way but...
  • BOMBSHELL: Judicial Watch Reports Obama Admin Threatening Sources Who Warn of Imminent ISIS Attack

    09/22/2014 5:14:50 AM PDT · by blueyon · 77 replies
    TPNN ^ | 9/18/14 | Todd Cefaratti
    According to a shocking report from the government watchdog group Judicial Watch, Americans may be at severe risk of a terrorist attack by Islamic State militants who are operating within a Mexican border town. Further, the report amazingly alleges that Democrat Representative Beto O’Rourke may have worked to try and silence sources who spoke with Judicial Watch to alert them of the danger that looms just across the border from El Paso, Texas- a town that is within O’Rourke’s congressional district.
  • Islamic State spokesman: “Rely upon Allah, and kill” American, European, (Short Title)

    09/22/2014 6:34:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | September 22, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    Here is a news report about the statement I posted in full here. The IBT doesn’t quote most of the Islamic justifications for these actions that the statement includes, and doesn’t mention the copious Qur’an quotes that are in the statement. It would seem that these things are pertinent, given the rush of Western non-Muslim leaders to assure us that the Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam. Is it not newsworthy that the Islamic State that has nothing to do with Islam bases its appeal to Muslims to kill non-Muslims entirely upon the texts and teachings of Islam?
  • Kerry: Islamic State Not Driven By . . . Islam

    09/22/2014 6:29:04 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Could the "Islamic" in "Islamic State" be a clue? Not for John Kerry. Appearing on today's Morning Joe, our clueless Secretary of State insisted that what drives ISIS is a "radical, extremist, cultish" philosophy, but not--perish the thought!--a "religious attitude." Kerry was of course echoing the analysis of that noted theologian, Barack Obama, who two weeks ago declared that ISIS is "not Islamic." In fairness, Presidents George W. Bush and Clinton have expressed similar sentiments. For a thorough debunking of the ISIS Islam-deniers, see here. View the video here.
  • Alliance with Iran, Hezbollah a 'Serious Mistake'

    09/22/2014 6:19:24 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 8 replies
    CBN News online ^ | Sept. 22, 2014 | Gary Lane
    As the White House and Congress consider a shifting of U.S. alliances in the war against ISIS, a prominent Lebanese analyst warns Washington against establishing a partnership with Iran, Syria, and Hezbollah, saying it would be a "very serious mistake." Walid Phares, PhD., who briefed members of Congress this week, said instead pressure should be placed on Hezbollah to abide by terms of U.N. resolution 1701 requiring the group to disarm. The resolution was approved by the world body follow ing Lebanon's 2006 war with Israel and it has yet to be honored by Hezbollah. Phares reminds U.S. government leaders...
  • US Reportedly Providing Indirect Military Aid to Hezbollah

    09/22/2014 4:32:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/22/2014 | Ari Yashar
    Mohammed Afif, the new head of public relations for the Lebanese-based Iranian-backed terror organization Hezbollah, gave a rare New York Times interview as Lebanese experts reveal his group is indirectly receiving American intelligence aid in its fight against Islamic State (ISIS). Following ISIS's temporary conquest of Arsal last month on the Lebanese side of the Syrian border, the US sent new weapons to the Lebanese army, which coordinates with Hezbollah. Likewise, US intelligence has found its way to Hezbollah according to Lebanese experts. That leaked intelligence may explain some recent impressive achievements against ISIS, including the first known Hezbollah drone...
  • Turkey: We Won’t Allow US to Attack ISIL from Our Airbases

    09/22/2014 4:28:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    almanar.com ^ | 9/12/14
    Turkey refused on Thursday US permission for combat missions against the Takfiri group operating in neighboring Iraq and Syria. A government official said Ankara will not allow a US-led coalition to attack ISIL from its air bases, nor will it take part in combat operations against the Takfiri militants.
  • 'I Don't Feel Sorry for Him': British Hate Preacher Anjem Choudary on IS-Held Alan Henning

    09/22/2014 4:20:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9/22/2014 | Gopi Chandra Kharel
    "In the Quran it is not allowed for you to feel sorry for non-Muslims. I don't feel sorry for him." These are the words spoken by British "hate preacher" Anjem Choudary in reference to Alan Henning, a British citizen who has been marked as the next victim to be beheaded by the Islamic State.In his usual, but extremely hateful statement, Choudary said on Sunday that he has no sympathy, what-so-ever for Alan Henning, a volunteer aid worker captured by the Sunni militants in Syria while delivering food and water to refugees in the country.The jihadists threatened to behead the 47-year-old...
  • ISIS calls Obama 'the mule of the Jews' and John Kerry an 'old uncircumcised geezer' and...

    09/22/2014 4:18:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    ISIS is once again urging Muslims to 'kill disbelievers' and attacking Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama for recent statements they have made about the terrorist group in a new audio recording. Islamic State spokesman Abu Mohammad al-Adnani refers to Sec. of State Kerry as 'the old uncircumcised geezer' and calls Pres. Obama 'the mule of the Jews' on the recording, which is roughly 42-minutes long. He then asks Muslims to do whatever they can to kill those who do not share their faith. 'If you can kill a disbelieving American or European - especially the spiteful...
  • 3 Afghan soldiers missing from Cape Cod base

    09/22/2014 3:31:34 AM PDT · by lonevoice · 28 replies
    Lake Wylie Pilot ^ | Sept 21, 2014
    CAMP EDWARDS, Mass. — Police and military officials were searching Sunday for three soldiers from the Afghanistan National Army who went missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base. The Afghan soldiers had been participating in a U.S. Central Command Regional Cooperation training exercise at Joint Base Cape Cod, U.S. military officials said. They arrived at Camp Edwards on Sept. 11 and were last seen at the Cape Cod Mall in Hyannis. The soldiers were reporting missing by base security personnel on Saturday night. They were identified as Major Jan Mohammad Arash, Captain Mohammad Nasir Askarzada and...
  • US Reportedly Giving Hezbollah Indirect Military Aid

    09/22/2014 2:44:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 9/22/2014, 12:35 PM | Ari Yashar
    Mohammed Afif, the new head of public relations for the Lebanese-based Iran-proxy terror organization Hezbollah, gave a rare New York Times interview as Lebanese experts reveal his group is indirectly receiving American intelligence aid in its fight against Islamic State (ISIS). Following ISIS’s temporary conquest of Arsal last month on the Lebanese side of the Syrian border, the US sent new weapons to the Lebanese army, which coordinates with Hezbollah. Likewise, US intelligence has found its way to Hezbollah according to Lebanese experts. …
  • Child warriors, 13, leave Germany for jihad

    09/22/2014 12:46:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 22 Sep 2014 08:49 GMT+02:00
    Children as young as 13 are traveling from Germany to Syria and Iraq to join Islamic jihadists, according to German intelligence agencies. Hans-Georg Maaßen, head of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), told the Rheinische Post at the weekend that at least 24 children had headed to the Middle East from Germany. “The youngest was 13,” he said. […] Around 400 Germans have joined jihadists in Iraq and Syria, security services believe. …
  • Turkish Forces Clash with Kurds; 70,000 Refugees Wash across Border

    09/21/2014 9:14:08 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 12 replies
    RUDAW ^ | 14 hours ago | RUDAW
    Pictured: Refugees arriving at Turkish border. ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish security forces fired tear gas and water cannon at hundreds of Kurds gathered in solidarity for a third day on the Turkish side of a border crossing with Syria on Sunday, as some 70,000 Syrian Kurds were reported to have fled across the border in just two days to escape Islamic State (IS) militants. Refugees who had waited days for permission to cross the border to safety complained of suffering, disease and death. “We have been here for four days without water and food,” said Fidan Mohammad, one of...
  • US too late on Syria: former Pentagon chief (Leon 'Save The Oceans' Panetta)

    09/21/2014 9:05:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/21/14 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - The rise of the brutal Islamic State group can partly be blamed on President Barack Obama's failure to arm moderate Syrian rebels far earlier, said former US defense secretary Leon Panetta. It comes after the United States Congress on Thursday passed Obama's plan to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State jihadists, a key plank of his strategy to smash the militants who have overrun vast areas of Iraq and Syria. Panetta told CBS's "60 Minutes" news program in an interview aired Sunday that he and then secretary of state Hillary Clinton had urged...
  • Bomb kills three policemen, including witness against Mursi

    09/21/2014 8:05:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    reuters ^ | Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:52pm IST | Shadi Bushra
    The blast, the worst attack in Cairo for months, killed two police lieutenant colonels and a recruit, according to the foreign ministry. Ajnad Misr, the Islamist militant group that carried out the last significant attack in Cairo, claimed responsibility for the blast in a statement posted on their official Twitter account. "This new operation shows we can penetrate and reach the vicinity of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs...to destroy the officers of the criminal security agencies and make them taste some of what they have made Muslims taste," it said. "Operations of retribution and revenge by this blessed group will...
  • UN Warns Over Plan to Relocate Bedouin Settlement

    09/21/2014 4:13:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/9/14
    The UN's "Palestinian refugee agency" UNRWA on Sunday urged the international community to oppose Israeli plans to relocate thousands of Palestinian Bedouin from the E1 and Maaleh Adumim areas east of Jerusalem, to the area around Jericho, next to the Dead Sea. "If such a plan were implemented this would ... give rise to concerns that it amounts to a 'forcible transfer' in contravention of the Fourth Geneva Convention" banning involuntary population relocation in occupied territory, UNRWA Commissioner General Pierre Krahenbuhl said. "It might also make way for further Israeli illegal settlement expansion, further compromising the viability of a two-state...
  • The Ancient War Between the Judeo-Christian West and Islam

    09/21/2014 3:23:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | September 21, 2014 | James P. Pinkerton
    In one of the great epics of Western literature, the hero, confronted by numerous and powerful enemies, temporarily gives in to weakness and self-pity. “I wish,” he sighs, “none of this had happened.” The hero’s wise adviser responds, “So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide.” The old man continues, “There are other forces at work in this world … besides the will of evil.” Some events, he adds, are “meant” to be, “And that is an encouraging thought.” Indeed it is. Perhaps, today, we are meant to live in these...
  • Jerusalem Mayor: Don’t Talk So Much about Terrorism

    09/21/2014 1:10:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 9/21/2014, 8:21 PM | Gil Ronen
    Faced with increasingly brazen and numerous daily Arab terror attacks on Jews, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat thinks the media should not talk about the problem too much. The terror wave has become so unbearable of late that even leftist media sources have begun reporting it, after years in which nationalist sources like Arutz Sheva were almost the only ones who carried the news of rock attacks and firebombs against Jews. […] The mayor can be heard saying: “In my opinion, if people are too afraid—and we know that the problem exists—this can serve the interests of the terrorists and rioters...
  • Ambassador Power touts international support against Islamic State but won't name countries...

    09/21/2014 11:36:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 21, 2014
    Full title: Ambassador Power touts international support against Islamic State but won't name countries, commitmentsThe U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday that the American-led effort to destroy the terror group Islamic State has support from more than 40 countries, but declined to name them or the extent of their support. “It’s up to the individual country,” Ambassador Samantha Power told ABC’s “This Week.” France last week joined the United States in airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq, and Saudi Arabia has offered to help train moderate anti-Islamic State group fighters. However, what remains unclear is whether Turkey...
  • Former head of Marine Corps: ‘Not a snowball’s chance In hell’ Obama’s plan succeeds

    09/20/2014 12:54:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 20, 2014 | Kellan Howell
    A former Marine Corps Commandant told an audience that President Obama’s strategy to defeat Islamic State militants doesn’t have a “snowball’s chance in hell” of succeeding. Speaking at a conference in Washington, General James Conway, who served as the 34th Commandant of the Marine Crops at the end of the Bush administration and beginning of the Obama administration, said that he was skeptical that the U.S. had reliable ground forces in Iraq, the Daily Caller reported Friday. In June, Gen. Conway blasted the White House over the controversial prisoner swap of five terrorism suspects for alleged deserter Bowe Bergdahl.
  • Clashes continue against IS in Iraq

    09/21/2014 9:38:41 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    Shanghai Daily ^ | Sep 21,2014
    .... Dozens of insurgent militants have been killed and wounded in the clashes, the source said, adding that in a single incident, a warplane bombed a position of IS militants in Sicher area, leaving 13 militants killed, including their local leader. In Salahudin province, heavy air strikes continued against positions of the Islamic State militants in and near the provincial capital city of Tikrit, some 170 km north of Baghdad, a provincial security source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. The air strikes, which some believed to be carried out by U.S. warplanes, started after midnight and continued to the...
  • Explosion Strikes Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    09/21/2014 1:30:01 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    Egyptian Streets ^ | September 21, 2014
    An explosion has targeted Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs injuring many, reported eye-witnesses on the scene. According to state media, at least two have been killed in the attack. .... This story is developing.
  • Obama’s half-hearted war on terror

    09/21/2014 7:07:43 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Sept. 21, 2014 | Michael Goodwin
    <p>Military types say his big goal and his puny tools are a mismatch, which could mean he has been too clever by half. It’s likely he is ­underestimating the terrorists’ lust for blood and overestimating his ability to fool voters into thinking he is resolute.</p>
  • Rand Paul Floor Statement IRT Syria

    09/21/2014 6:57:11 AM PDT · by gotaz · 9 replies
    Rand Paul speech on floor IRT Syria and ISIS.
  • Former State Dept. Official: Details of Maxwell’s Benghazi Document Story ‘Ring True’

    09/21/2014 6:16:39 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 16 replies
    http://dailysignal.com/ ^ | Sept 19, 2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    A State Department whistleblower has come forward to say the details of a former colleague’s account of the sifting of Benghazi-related documents to identify damaging material “ring true.” The Daily Signal reported Monday on Raymond Maxwell, a former deputy assistant secretary at the State Department who says he observed an unusual after-hours session in a basement operations room of the agency’s headquarters in Washington in October 2012. Maxwell said a State Department office director told him those present were ordered to separate out any documents related to the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks on Americans in Benghazi that could prove...
  • Exclusive: Iran seeks give and take on militants, nuclear program

    09/21/2014 5:36:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:31am EDT | Parisa Hafezi and Louis Charbonneau
    Iran is ready to work with the United States and its allies to stop Islamic State militants, but would like to see more flexibility on Iran’s uranium enrichment program, senior Iranian officials told Reuters. […] Iran has sent mixed signals about its willingness to cooperate on defeating Islamic State (IS), a hardline Sunni Islamist group that has seized large swaths of territory across Syria and Iraq and is blamed for a wave of sectarian violence, beheadings and massacres of civilians. […] […] In public, both Washington and Tehran have ruled out cooperating militarily in tackling the IS threat. But in...
  • Belgian Authorities Prevent Terrorist Attack in European Commission Headquarters: Reports

    09/21/2014 5:05:51 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 1 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 21 September 2014 | N/A
    MOSCOW, September 21 (RIA Novosti) – Belgian authorities have detained two people, who planned a terrorist attack in European Commission Headquarters in Brussels, Agence France-Presse has reported citing the local media. According to Belgian daily L'Echo, the country’s authorities have been conducting a number of preventive operations in recent months against the extremism in the region and have arrested several people suspected of links with jihadists. A source told L'Echo that about 400 Belgian citizens are involved in the Syrian conflict fighting on the side of the extremists, and approximately 90 people have returned home. The Dutch NOS Media Company...
  • Afghan presidential rivals seal power-sharing deal

    09/21/2014 1:05:15 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    Financial Times ^ | September 21, 2014 8:56 am | May Jeong
    Afghanistan’s two presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah have finally agreed a power-sharing deal, drawing a line under a contested election that has dragged out for almost six months. The agreement, which bestows substantial power on the losing candidate, was finalised on Saturday and made public in a ceremony on Sunday. Parties met late into the night over the past few days to seal the deal before Sunday, when an announcement of the final result of the UN-run election audit is expected. Negotiations, begun in July and finalised earlier this week, were drawn out because Mr Abdullah, the losing...