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War on Terror (News/Activism)

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  • Obama: Global Climate Conference in Paris Will Be ‘Powerful Rebuke’ To Terrorists [chortle]

    11/24/2015 4:13:31 PM PST · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11/24/15 | Aaron Kliegman
    President Obama concluded his formal remarks at a joint press conference with French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday by saying that next week’s Global Climate Conference in Paris will be a “powerful rebuke” to terrorists such as the Islamic State.Appearing together in the White House East Room, Obama and Hollande each made a statement on the current state of the effort to counter the Islamic State before taking questions from the press.After expressing solidarity with France in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris carried out by Islamic State and discussing more broadly the campaign against the jihadist group,...
  • American Touted As Poster Child Of Islamophobia Reportedly Arrested On Terror Charges In Turkey

    11/24/2015 4:11:03 PM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/24/15 | Chuck Ross
    An American convert to Islam who became the center of a national firestorm two years ago when he claimed he was unfairly placed on a Department of Homeland Security no-fly list has reportedly been arrested in Turkey on suspicion of being part of an ISIS cell.PJ Media reported late Monday that Saadiq Long and seven others were arrested near the Turkey-Syria border on suspicion of being part of a terrorist cell. U.S. and Turkish officials confirmed the arrest, according to PJ Media’s Patrick Poole.Long, a 10-year U.S. Air Force veteran living in Qatar, gained international attention in 2012 when several...
  • Greenfield: Everything is Fine until the Bombs Go Off.

    11/24/2015 4:20:42 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 17 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog/Front Page Magazine ^ | Monday, November 23, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, November 23, 2015 Everything's Fine Until the Bombs Go Off Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Last month, French President Francois Hollande ridiculed the idea that the massive numbers of Muslim migrants entering his country were any kind of threat. “Those who argue that we are being invaded are manipulators and falsifiers, who do this only for political reasons, to scare,” the left-wing politician huffed. And then the pudgy little Socialist had to be rapidly evacuated from France’s national soccer stadium after one of those refugees blew himself up trying to reach Monsieur le Président, and...
  • Canada delays influx of Syrian refugees to February

    11/24/2015 3:15:53 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/11/15 | Ben Ariel
    Canada remains committed to taking in 25,000 Syrian refugees but will only welcome 10,000 of them by year's end, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government said Tuesday, according to AFP. The Liberal government, which had pledged to take in the full number of refugees this year, said another 15,000 would now arrive in 2016, by the end of February. The delay follows criticisms that Ottawa was moving too fast amid security concerns in the aftermath of deadly attacks in Paris. "Canadians have said do this right and if it takes a little longer to do it, then take the time," Immigration...
  • HIDDEN CAM: Lovefest Between Top Clinton Aide Huma Abedin and Syrian Refugees

    11/24/2015 2:47:45 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Lovefest Between Top Clinton Aide Huma Abedin and Syrian Refugees Captured on Undercover Video Syrian Refugees in Greece Open to Use of Fake Passports Also Support Clinton Campaign Under Orders Not to Record or Post Video at NYC Clinton Fundraiser, Huma Expresses Support of Syrian Refugees Syrian Refugees Hope to Make it to Germany and Eventually U.S. While Clinton Campaign Supports Their Trek  (New York) Best-selling author and award winning video journalist James O’Keefe has just released undercover video of two related events dealing with Syrian refugees. The first of these is at a Hillary Clinton fundraiser for women, where...
  • Joe Lieberman: Media exaggerates Obama-Netanyahu hostility

    11/24/2015 2:47:23 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/11/15 | Ari Soffer
    Relations between Binyamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama are not quite as bad as they have been made out to be - and things could yet improve in the coming months, according to former leading Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman. Speaking at Haifa University Tuesday, Lieberman - who served as Senator from 1988-2012, during which time he was nominated as the 2000 Democratic vice presidential candidate - did acknowledge that the personal relationship between the two was far from perfect. Lieberman was the keynote speaker at the opening of the third session of the Ruderman Program for American Jewish Studies at the...
  • Obama pokes Putin, says jet shoot-down part of ‘ongoing problem’ with Russians

    11/24/2015 2:35:31 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 79 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 24 Nov 15 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama said the shoot-down "points to an ongoing problem with the Russian operations" in Syria, including attacks against moderate Syrian opposition groups near the Turkish border. If Russia were going after the Islamic State instead, Mr. Obama said, such mistakes "are less likely to occur." He said it’s important for Turkish and Russian officials to communicate and to "discourage any kind of escalation." French President Francois Hollande called the incident "a serious one." "We must prevent an escalation," he said. Mr. Obama said the U.S. is still gathering facts of the shoot-down, but said Turkey "has a right to...
  • Militants Attack Hotel in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, Killing at Least 7

    11/24/2015 2:30:54 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 17 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | NOV. 24, 2015 | KAREEM FAHIM
    Militants Attack Hotel in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, Killing at Least 7 By KAREEM FAHIMNOV. 24, 2015 CAIRO — Islamic State militants attacked a hotel in the northern Sinai Peninsula of Egypt with explosives and gunfire early on Tuesday, killing at least seven people, including a judge, according to security officials, Egyptian state media and a statement by the group. The hotel, the Swiss Inn Resort in El Arish, was housing judges who were monitoring Egypt’s parliamentary elections, an important political milestone for the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The militants were able to penetrate the hotel despite the heavy...
  • Former DIA Head: Investigation of Manipulated Intel Should Start at White House

    11/24/2015 1:34:59 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/24/2015 | SHOSHANA WEISSMANN
    Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) during President Obama's tenure, went on the Kelly File last night to talk about the possible manipulation of ISIS intelligence. He said the investigation should "start at the top. Where intelligence starts and stops is at the White House." "[M]any of them have been deployed for many years in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere... so I think that the focus of really this investigation, they'll find whoever they're going to find and some of the tactical issues at central command, but the focus of this investigation ought to...
  • The little-known group at the center of the Turkey-Russia crisis (He looks like an ISIS to me)

    11/24/2015 2:14:29 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 13 replies
    vox.com ^ | November 24, 2015, 2:50 p.m. ET | Jennifer Williams
    The little-known group at the center of the Turkey-Russia crisis Updated by Jennifer Williams on November 24, 2015, 2:50 p.m. ET @jenn_ruth jennifer@vox.com Jennifer R. Williams: How do you think this incident will affect Turkish-Russian relations? Henri Barkey: Until recently, the Turks and the Russians had succeeded in compartmentalizing their differences over Syria. Because they're on opposite sides: Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war, the Turks have tried to do everything they could to overthrow Assad, and Russia has done everything they could to keep Assad in power. But it didn't affect the relationship between [Turkish President Recep...
  • Terrorism Deaths Quadruple Under Obama

    11/24/2015 2:10:36 PM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Chriss W. Street
    The worldwide number of annual terrorist deaths has more than quadrupled since President Barack Obama was inaugurated in January 2009. Deaths from terrorism increased 80 percent last year to an all-time-record of 32,658 people killed, compared to 18,111 in 2013. The number is up about 426 percent from the 7,654 killed by terrorists in 2008 under President Bush, according to the latest report from ‘Vision of Humanity.’
  • Hostages Taken, Shots Fired in Northern France

    11/24/2015 11:23:33 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 65 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 24 Nov 15 | Unknown
    A hostage situation has reportedly erupted in the northern French town of Roubaix, close to the Belgian border, with medical services reporting several gunshot wounds. The town is located approximately one hour west of Brussels.
  • Hostages held in northern French town of Roubaix

    11/24/2015 12:42:27 PM PST · by traumer · 2 replies
    A group of armed men are said to have taken hostages in the northern French town of Roubaix near the border with Belgium, reports say. A police operation is under way and an area of the town has been cordoned off. Local media said the incident took place at around 19:00 local time (18:00 GMT). The incident does not appear to be related to the ongoing security situation in France following the 13 November attacks in Paris. Gunshots were fired, according to reports and local residents. The armed men may have been planning a robbery, reports say.
  • Why Donald Trump may think he saw people cheering on 9/11

    11/24/2015 1:25:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 121 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/24/2015 | By Max Ehrenfreund
    There's a difference between a lie and an honest mistake. However slight, it's a crucial distinction in politics, and especially in the campaign of Donald Trump.On Saturday, the real-estate magnate insisted that after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, he watched news footage of "thousands of thousands of people" celebrating in northern New Jersey -- "where you have large Arab populations," in his words.Journalists have searched news archives for any evidence of such footage and turned up empty handed. Public officials and law enforcement in New Jersey say Trump's account is utterly false.But Trump's assertion might not be a...
  • Muslim World Reacts to Obama's Speech

    11/24/2015 12:54:46 PM PST · by MoochPooch · 18 replies
    For those that understand "Poe's Law" no further disclaimer is required. For those that don't.........I suggest you look it up.
  • Apparent suicide attack on Tunisian presidential guard bus kills 12

    11/24/2015 12:38:14 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/24/15
    At least 12 people were killed on Tuesday when an explosion tore through a bus full of Tunisian presidential guards in an attack that one source said was probably the work of a suicide bomber. Ambulances rushed wounded from the scene and security forces closed off streets around Mohamed V Avenue, one of the main streets in the capital Tunis, where the charred wreckage of the bus lay, not far from the Interior Ministry.
  • Exposed: Obama’s Love for Jihadis and Hate for Christians

    11/24/2015 12:24:40 PM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    Human Events ^ | Monday Nov 23, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim |
    Obama recently lashed out against the idea of giving preference to Christian refugees, describing it as "shameful:": "That's not American. That's not who we are. We don't have religious tests to our compassion," loftily added the American president.
  • Obama Lectures On Refugees: "We Must Uphold Our Ideals Now"

    11/24/2015 12:18:57 PM PST · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday at a press conference with French President Francois Hollande, President Barack Obama declared it “our humanitarian duty” to help out with refugees fleeing the Middle East. Obama said, “Americans will not be terrorized. I say all this because another part of being vigilant, another part of defeating terrorists like ISIL is upholding the rights and freedoms that define our two great republics. That includes freedom of religion.
  • Whoopi: Trump's 9/11 Rhetoric Is Putting American Muslim Women In Danger

    11/24/2015 12:09:29 PM PST · by Biggirl · 47 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on ABC’s “The View,” co-host Whoopi Goldberg said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s claim of seeing thousands of American Muslims in New Jersey cheering the World Trade Center towers coming down on September 11, 2001, puts Muslim women in danger because their dress style is very identifiable.
  • The Messages The US Dropped On ISIS Are Chilling

    11/24/2015 11:51:58 AM PST · by b4its2late · 73 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/24/2015 | Jonah Bennett
    As part of Operation Tidal Wave II, the U.S. military dropped leaflets containing grave warnings to oil truck drivers in Islamic State territory 45 minutes before destroying almost half the truck fleet. Here's what the pamphlets said, according to a report from The Free Beacon. "Get out of your trucks now and run away from them." Another pamphlet read, "Warning: airstrikes are coming. Oil trucks will be destroyed. Get away from your oil trucks immediately. Do not risk your life." The airstrikes took out 116 oil trucks, which put a sizeable dent in the 300-strong fleet. Concern over civilian casualties...
  • Hostage situation reported in northern French town of Roubaix

    11/24/2015 11:44:15 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 41 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 24, 2015
    DEVELOPING: Reuters is reporting that a hostage situation in the northern French town of Roubaix, near the Belgium border, is taking place. Shots reportedly have been fired and medical services personnel have been called to the scene.
  • Poll takes temp of voters on pols, prez race, refugees (Trump 32%, Rubio 18%, Cruz 10%)

    11/24/2015 11:34:12 AM PST · by Red Steel · 9 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | 11/24/2015 01:49:48 PM | Andy Metzger
    BOSTON -- Massachusetts voters are feeling positive about Gov. Charlie Baker and more of the state's independents plan to vote in the Republican presidential primary than the Democratic Party contest, according to a Suffolk University poll for the Boston Globe published Tuesday. Baker received a roughly 70/15 favorable/unfavorable rating, besting U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (54/34), Boston Mayor Marty Walsh (54/15), Attorney General Maura Healey (43/14) and U.S. Sen. Ed Markey (47/28). About 47 percent of those surveyed Thursday-Sunday agreed with a stance attributed to Baker and 25 governors that "do not want to accept Syrian refugees in their states," while...
  • Trump on Waterboarding: It Works, But Even ‘If It Doesn’t Work, They Deserve It Anyway’

    11/24/2015 6:14:14 AM PST · by xzins · 55 replies
    CNS ^ | November 24, 2015 | Patrick Goodenough
    Republican presidential contender Donald Trump doubled down Monday night on his support for waterboarding terrorist suspects, saying the interrogation method worked – and even “if it doesn’t work, they deserve it anyway for what they’re doing to us.” Speaking at a rally in Columbus, Ohio, Trump returned to a topic that caused a stir when he said on ABC “This Week” on Sunday that as president he would bring back waterboarding. “Would I approve waterboarding? And I said, well, let me ask you a question. On the other side, they chop off our young people’s heads, and they put them...
  • Putin Tells The World What Kurds Have Been Shouting For A Year: Turkey Supports ISIS

    11/24/2015 11:06:32 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 32 replies
    kurdishquestion.com ^ | 24th November 2015 | kurdishquestion.com
    Putin Tells The World What Kurds Have Been Shouting For A Year: Turkey Supports ISIS 24th November 2015 Kurdish Question Russian President Vladimir Putin has finally told the world what the Kurds have been saying for over a year. That the Turkish state, it's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and AKP government are facilitating, supporting and benefiting from the terror waged by ISIS (Daesh). The downing of a Russian fighter jet this morning by Turkish F16 fighter jets in an area near the Turkey-Syria border has led Russian President Putin to speak bluntly about what he has been reluctant to say...
  • Turkmen forces in Syria shot dead pilots of downed Russian jet: deputy commander

    11/24/2015 10:58:50 AM PST · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/24/2015 | Staff
    YAMADI, Syria (Reuters) - Turkmen forces in Syria shot dead the two pilots of a Russian jet downed by Turkish warplanes near the border with Turkey on Tuesday as they descended with parachutes, a deputy commander of a Turkmen brigade told reporters. "Both of the pilots were retrieved dead. Our comrades opened fire into the air and they died in the air," Alpaslan Celik, a deputy commander in a Syrian Turkmen brigade said near the Syrian village of Yamadi as he held what he said was a piece of a pilot's parachute.
  • Syrian are a nation of terrorist supporters: 10,000 Syrian refugees means 1,300 ISIS supporters

    11/24/2015 10:43:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 11/24/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. Syria is a terror state. It didn't become that way overnight because of the Arab Spring or the Iraq War. Its people are not the victims of American foreign policy, Islamic militancy or any of the other fashionable excuses. They supported Islamic terrorism. Millions of them still do. They are not the Jews fleeing a Nazi Holocaust. They are the Nazis trying to relocate from a bombed out Berlin. These are the cold hard facts. ISIS took over parts of...
  • 'Sloppy' Russia Got 10 Warnings Before Turkish Shootdown, Says Defense Dept.

    11/24/2015 10:30:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/24/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    The spokesman for the coalition fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria confirmed to reporters at the Pentagon this morning that Turkey gave 10 warnings to Russian fighters before one was shot down over the Syrian border region today. Col. Steve Warren, the spokesman in Iraq for Operation Inherent Resolve, also said Russia greatly "exaggerated" its claims last week to have destroyed 500 ISIS oil tankers with airstrikes. Warren, stressing that the shootdown "is not an issue that involves Operation Inherent Resolve," confirmed two Turkish F-16s on border patrol "engaged" two Russian Su-24s. One Russian aircraft was shot down. The crew...
  • CNN’s Amanpour Shames U.S. for Not Taking Unvettable Syrian Refugees; Then Fails to Vet Her Guest

    11/24/2015 10:26:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/24/2015 | Robert Spencer
    CNN’s Christiane Amanpour believes "we can all afford to be human" regarding the Syrian refugees. Recently, she condemned the U.S. and other countries for not letting them enter the homeland, despite FBI Director James Comey's testimony explaining that vetting this population is literally impossible.Apparently, "discerning" does not qualify as a human trait to Amanpour. Because soon after she offered her ill-considered, slanderous logic equating "responsible" with "heartless," she employed this advice in her own decision-making -- and she was taken.Amanpour demonstrated exactly how Islamic radicals have learned to take advantage of those bearing her viewpoint.Last Thursday, Amanpour invited Dalil Boubakeur,...
  • Russian rescue helicopter 'shot down by Syrian rebels'

    11/24/2015 10:16:15 AM PST · by islander-11 · 10 replies
    Mirror.co.uk ^ | 11/24/15 | Anthony Bond
    A Russian rescue helicopter has been shot down by Syrian rebels while searching for pilots missing after Turkey downed a Russian jet. The helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing in a government-held area in Syria's Latakia province. A Syrian insurgent group, which uses U.S. Tow missiles, said its fighters hit the helicopter with an anti-tank missile. Video footage has emerged online appearing to show the helicopter after it crashed in dense woodland. Plumes of smoke can be seen coming from the aircraft.
  • Obama, Hollande Say USA-France Will Expand Attacks Against ISIS In Syria, Iraq

    11/24/2015 10:08:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    NPR ^ | 11/24/2015 | Eyder Peralta
    President Obama and French President François Hollande promised to increase cooperation and expand attacks against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. During a joint press conference with Hollande at the White House, Obama said that the United States and France "owe our freedom to each other." After the Paris attacks, Obama said, "our hearts broke too." "In that stadium, concert hall, restaurants and cafes we see our own," Obama said. "Today we stand with you." Hollande arrived in Washington on Tuesday to talk to Obama about building a more robust international coalition to combat ISIS. Hollande is trying to...
  • The "War On" Terror

    11/24/2015 9:11:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Bill Tatro
    My sympathy and empathy for those in Paris is not without a certain degree of confusion. I must admit that a "War On" and a "War With" brings certain differences that must be explained and hopefully understood. We have been engaged for several years in a "War On" drugs and also a "War On" obesity. Both seem to be sliding off the front pages as it would appear, by simple observation, that the battles are being lost. One could include in that group poverty, ignorance and even ethnic fatherhood. A "War On" something allows the net to be cast far...
  • Pentagon backs Turkey’s version of events, blames ‘incursion’ of Russian jet

    11/24/2015 8:27:56 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 91 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/24/15 | Rowna Scarborough
    The U.S. military on Tuesday labeled as an "incursion" the Russian fighter jet that was shot down by Turkish aircraft over the Syria-Turkey border. Army Col. Steve Warren, the top military spokesman in Baghdad, confirmed the Turk's version of events in saying they repeatedly warned the two Russian SU-24 pilots to back off. Col. Warren used the word "incursion" to describe the Russian flight, but also said the command was studying radars and other data, such as radio chatter, to make a definite conclusion. The incident happened at the border," Col. Warren said. "These things are not as clean as...
  • Islamist Organizations in America [Jihad Factories operating in your State]

    11/24/2015 7:59:14 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 21 replies
    The Clarion Project ^ | 11/24/2015 | Staff
    Islamic extremists have developed a sophisticated network of interconnected organizations across America. The following are profiles of these organizations and the people behind them. The common thread among these organizations is their ideology of Political Islam which aspires to implement sharia governance and to establish a global Islamic caliphate. Here is a partial list of the organizations in your State... Alabama Muslims of the Americas, Marion, Alabama Islamic Society of Mobile Arizona Islamic Center of Tucson Muslim American Society, Arizona Chapter Masjid Es Salaam Islamic Center of the North East Valley Council on American-Islamic Relations—Arizona Arkansas Islamic Center of Little...
  • Russian rescue helicopter 'shot down by Syrian rebels' while searching for pilots

    11/24/2015 7:55:01 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    Mirror ^ | 11/24/15 | Anthony Bond
    The Russian leader also warned it would have serious consequences for his country's relations with Turkey A Russian rescue helicopter has been shot down by Syrian rebels while searching for pilots missing after Turkey downed a Russian jet. The helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing in a government-held area in Syria's Latakia province. A Syrian insurgent group, which uses U.S. Tow missiles, said its fighters hit the helicopter with an anti-tank missile. Video footage has emerged online appearing to show the helicopter after it crashed in dense woodland. Plumes of smoke can be seen coming from the aircraft....
  • Obama’s new counter-terrorism guru

    11/24/2015 7:47:39 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11-24-15 | Carolyn Glick
    All anti-Western movements - including jihadist movements - are legitimate responses to what Obama perceives as the crime of Western power. Since the Islamic State attacks in Paris on November 13, we have seen the development of a new, and strange justification for the Obama administration's insistent refusal to jettison its manifestly failed strategy of contending with IS specifically and with Islamic terrorism generally. In broad terms, Obama's strategy for dealing with radical Islamic terrorism and jihadist movements is to ignore their motivating ideologies, take minimal action to combat them, criticize other governments for failing to destroy IS and its...
  • Turkmen forces claim they shot dead two Russian pilots (while parachuting down)

    11/24/2015 7:46:37 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 123 replies
    itv.com ^ | 24 November 2015 at 2:50pm | itv.com
    4 November 2015 at 2:50pm Turkmen forces claim they shot dead two Russian pilots Turkmen forces in Syria claim they have shot dead the two pilots of a Russian fighter jet downed by Turkey near its border. A deputy commander of a Turkmen brigade said the pilots were shot in the air as they descended with parachutes. Alpaslan Celik, a deputy commander in a Syrian Turkmen brigade said: "Both of the pilots were retrieved dead. Our comrades opened fire into the air and they died in the air." The commander was speaking near the Syrian village of Yamadi as he...
  • Donald Trump on waterboarding: 'If it doesn’t work, they deserve it anyway.'

    11/24/2015 7:36:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/24/2015 | By Jenna Johnson
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Monday he not only would bring back waterboarding, the controversial interrogation technique discontinued by the Obama administration, but also would "approve more than that," even if such tactics prove ineffective. "Would I approve waterboarding? You bet your ass I would -- in a heartbeat," Trump said to loud cheers during a rally at a convention center here Monday night that attracted thousands. "And I would approve more than that. Don't kid yourself, folks. It works, okay? It works. Only a stupid person would say it doesn't work." Trump said such techniques are needed to...
  • Is Russia's Syria intervention a 'holy war'? Russian Orthodox Church: 'yes'

    11/24/2015 7:30:13 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 2 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 11/24/2015 | Fred Weir
    Is Russia's Syria intervention a 'holy war'? Russian Orthodox Church: 'yes' The church fully supports the Kremlin's decision to intervene in Syria, both as a 'war on terrorism' and to protect Middle Eastern Christians it sees as its responsibility. Christian Science Monitor By Fred Weir 18 hours ago For many in the West, the idea that a church would take an overtly hawkish stance in the conflict in Syria is an utterly foreign concept. But then, the Russian Orthodox Church is not of the West, says Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, the church's most recognizable spokesperson, in his spartan downtown Moscow office....
  • If you see something, say something. And get sued for $15 million.

    11/24/2015 7:28:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/24/2015 | Ethel Fenig
    Remember "clock boy," the bespectacled Texas adolescent who proudly brought a disassembled pre-digital era Radio Shack (remember them?) clock to school and showed it to his teacher? Cultural misunderstanding followed. Supposedly. In the post-September 11 but pre-Paris, pre-Mali (remember that?) era, the teacher was concerned because the clock was packed in a briefcase with wires dangling from it. Could it be a bomb on a timer? The student's name was Ahmed Mohamed. The boy's father was a local agitator. And so the teacher said something, dutifully reporting his suspicions to the police. The police questioned the student, receiving evasive answers....
  • Netanyahu: Terrorists’ families won’t be able to work in Israel

    11/24/2015 7:23:15 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11-24-15
    Israel will revoke the work permits for families of terrorists, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday during a visit to the Gush Etzion Junction, where four people have been killed by Palestinian terrorists in the last five days. Netanyahu said that terrorists' families "know that it has in its midst someone who is extreme or someone liable to attack, and a family like that does not have the right to work in Israel." Netanyahu enumerated a number of other steps that the government was taking to deal with the wave of terror from individual attackers that has extended now for...
  • Syria insurgents destroy Russian rescue helicopter with missile (Russians escaped)

    11/24/2015 7:13:35 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 22 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:06am EST | Tom Perry and Mariam Karouny; editing by Giles Elgood
    Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:06am EST Syria insurgents destroy Russian helicopter with missile Syrian fighters destroyed a Russian helicopter with a missile, shortly after they forced it to make an emergency landing in a nearby government-held area in Syria's Latakia province on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Rami Abdulrahman from the Observatory, which tracks the conflict in Syria though a wide network of sources, said at least ten people were on the helicopter when it was hit by the insurgents but they were all evacuated when it landed and before the missile destroyed it. Read more at...
  • Filmmaker: I Saw ISIS Recruiters Amongst The Refugee Population [VIDEO]

    Filmmaker Ami Horowitz recently returned from Europe after embedding himself with a group of refugees traveling from Turkey to Greece. Horowitz joined The Sean Hannity Show to share what he learned from his journey. "Do you think those statistics are somewhat accurate, that there’s a very strong support for ISIS?" Sean asked about the 2014 study that shows 13% of Syrian migrants have a somewhat positive view of ISIS. "The anecdotal evidence is yes, those numbers seem accurate maybe even a touch low," said Horowitz. Horowitz recalled his experience walking through Izmir, a Turkish coastal city that has become a...
  • Syrian Muslim Turkmen exultantly chant "Allah Akbar" over dead Russian pilot

    11/24/2015 7:08:11 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 13 replies
    "A Russian pilot," a voice is heard saying as a group of men gather around him. "God is great," a voice says. They spoke Arabic with Turkmen accent. According to Reuters, the video was sent by a rebel group operating in the northwestern area of Syria, where groups including the Free Syrian Army are active but Islamic State has no known presence.
  • Emails show intel analysts were told to 'cut it out' and 'toe the line' on ISIS reports

    11/24/2015 6:57:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/24/2015 | Rick Moran
    The scandal involving about 50 intelligence analysts for U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) who were pressured to downplay the effectiveness of the Islamic State while it was a growing threat is at critical mass.  The Pentagon's inspector general has in his possession emails and other documents that prove there was pressure to doctor the analyses of the Islamic State in order to minimize the threat and talk up the White House "narrative" that the military was doing a good job in degrading the abilities of the terrorist group. Fox News: Fox News is told by a source close to the...
  • John Kerry Meets With Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem as Stabbing Attacks on Israelis Continue

    11/24/2015 6:33:42 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/24/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Jerusalem and is meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today as terrorism stabbing attacks continue to roil the Jewish State. "Clearly, no people anywhere should live with daily violence, with attacks in the streets, with knives or scissors or cars. And it is very clear to us that the terrorism – these acts of terrorism which have been taking place – have deserved the condemnation that they are receiving. And today, I expressed my complete condemnation for any act of terror that takes innocent lives and disrupts the day-to-day life of...
  • Entry Without Inspection = Entry Without Vetting

    11/24/2015 6:27:28 AM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 24, 2015 | Michael Cutler
    Entry Without Inspection = Entry Without Vetting The dire threat to our national security and public safety. November 24, 2015 Michael Cutler In the wake of the horrific November 13th terror attacks in Paris, coming on the heels of the downing of the Russian Metrojet airliner on October 31, 2015 in Egypt, many of America's political leaders are finally coming to the inevitable realization that we need to be careful as to who we let into the United Statesbecause of the clear and present danger posed by ISIS and other terror organizations. However, even as many of these...
  • Migration Talking Points for Social Justice Warriors- Truth is that which serves the Party

    11/24/2015 6:25:25 AM PST · by SJackson
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 24, 2015 | Danusha V. Goska
    Migration Talking Points for Social Justice Warriors Truth is that which serves the Party. November 24, 2015 Danusha V. Goska Fall in, Social Justice Warriors. Let's review. Truth # 1: In American schools, we must not present Islam in a neutral fashion, as an object of scholarly inquiry; rather, we must unquestioningly promote it to our schoolchildren. Where Christian prayer is discouraged, students must recite the shahada, the Muslim profession of faith. Curricula must shield Islam from the kind of criticism that Christianity receives. After all, the Muslim world stretches 11,000 miles north to south, from Kazakhstan to...
  • So Far: Syrian Refugees in U.S. Include 2,098 Muslims, 53 Christians

    11/24/2015 6:18:41 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 17, 2015 | Patrick Goodenough
    By Patrick Goodenough | November 17, 2015 | 4:29 AM EST .insert-box .insert-caption { max-width:315px; } @media (max-width: 315px) { .insert-box .insert-caption { width: 100%; } } Holding crosses painted in the colors of the Syrian opposition flag, Syrian Christians protest persecution in their homeland (Photo: Shaam News Network) (CNSNews.com) – President Obama said Monday that calls from some quarters for the U.S. to admit only Christian refugees from Syria were “shameful,” yet the reality is that today’s refugee system discriminates, not against Syrian Muslims, but against Christians and other non-Muslim minorities.Critics say this is because the federal government relies...
  • Bernie Sanders Digs Noam Chomsky, MSM Yawns

    11/24/2015 5:50:54 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In a bid to pump up his anemic African-American support, Bernie Sanders very publicly chowed down yesterday with rapper Killer Mike, who at a subsequent rally endorsed Sanders. Reporting on the meeting of the unlikely duo, the Washington Post wrote that among other things they discussed "their mutual appreciation for the work of the philosopher Noam Chomsky." So Bernie digs Noam Chomsky. You remember Noam: condemned the killing of Bin Laden and said that George W.'s crimes "vastly exceed bin Laden's;" self-described anarchist-socialist; member of Marxist Industrial Workers of the World; agnostic on the Holocaust, doesn't think Holocaust denial is...
  • Putin: Russia will not tolerate such crimes as attack against its Sukhoi-24 plane

    11/24/2015 5:40:36 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    TASS ^ | 11/24/15
    According to the president, the attack against Su-24 plane in Syria goes beyond normal struggle against terrorism, and it is "a stab in Russia's back" delivered by "terrorism accomplices" SOCHI, November 24. /TASS/. Russia will not tolerate crimes like the attack on the Russian Su-24 fighter jet shot down by Turkish AA-forces in Syrian skies, President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday at a meeting with King of Jordan Abdullah II. "I understand each country has its own regional interests, and we have always respected that. But we shall never tolerate crimes like today's one," the President said. He expressed hope...