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  • He stopped a jihadist in France. Now he's been stabbed in California [Who is the assailant?]

    10/09/2015 6:56:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/09/2015 | Matthew Vadum
    Yesterday’s brutal knife attack on the U.S.-born French train hero Spencer Stone is yet more evidence suggesting that Stone and his fellow heroes are being targeted, possibly by Islamic terrorists. [SNIP] At time of writing, it had been reported that he was stabbed four times in the chest.  One report indicated he was stabbed in the heart and lung. "It is believed that the victim was out with a group of friends when a physical altercation led to the victim being stabbed multiple times in his upper body," a Sacramento police spokesman was quoted saying.  At press time, two suspects...
  • Donald Trump Gets Saddam Hussein and the Mideast Wrong

    10/09/2015 6:46:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/09/2015 | David French
    Speaking Tuesday night to Brett Baier, Donald Trump sounded more like Democrats Sheila Jackson Lee and Dennis Kucinich than like the Republican front-runner for president. Asked whether he stood behind his 2008 interview where he said it would have been a “wonderful thing” if Nancy Pelosi had attempted to impeach President George W. Bush, Trump said this: “I think he was a disaster and I think it was one of the worst decisions ever made. [He] has totally destabilized the Middle East. If you had Saddam Hussein, you wouldn’t have the problems you have right now.” I’m sorry, but...
  • As Russia Bombs Syria, U.S. Pulls Aircraft Carrier Out of Persian Gulf

    10/09/2015 6:22:11 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 18 replies ^ | Oct 9 2015, 2:03 am ET | Courtney Kube and Erik Ortiz
    As Russian warships rain down cruise missiles as part of its military strike in Syria, there's now a glaring absence in the region: For the first time since 2007, the U.S. Navy has no aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf. Military officials said Thursday that they've pulled the USS Theodore Roosevelt, which is home to about 5,000 service members and 65 combat planes, so that it can undergo maintenance. The ship officially exited the gulf around 11 p.m. ET. The temporary measure is also the result of mandatory budget cuts.
  • Video: Czech doctor reveals horrific reality of Muslim migrants in Germany

    A Czech doctor working in Germany has threatened to leave the country over what is happening with the flood of Muslim migrants. The story she relates is horrific, and its one that needs to be heard or read. Since the press is forbidden from reporting on the true situation and social media giants like Facebook are working to stifle stories like this, she relayed the story in an email letter read by an independent Czech television host. An English translation of that letter follows the video below.
  • Russias Giving ISIS An Air Force

    10/09/2015 4:23:45 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 34 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10.08.15 | Michael Weiss
    Putins air campaign in Syria is not only supporting Assad, its giving cover to fighters from the so-called Islamic State. Last June, the U.S. embassy in Damascus accused Bashar al-Assads air force of clearing a path for an ISIS advance on Syrian rebels in the Aleppo town of Azaz. Reports indicate that the regime is making air strikes in support of [ISISs] advance on Aleppo, aiding extremists against Syrian population, the embassy account tweeted, following up with a broader accusation: We have long seen that the regime avoids [ISIS] lines, in complete contradiction to the regimes claims to be fighting...
  • Graham, Leahy push for $1B in emergency Syrian refugee funds

    10/08/2015 8:31:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Hill's Floor Action ^ | October 8, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    A bipartisan pair of senators including one presidential candidate is pushing forward with an emergency spending bill to help strengthen the administration's ability to combat the Syrian refugee crisis. Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) have rolled out legislation that would provide an extra $1 billion in emergency funding, mandating that the White House tell Congress within 45 days how it will use the money....
  • Pelosi: Illinois Wants Gitmo Prisoners In Their State

    10/08/2015 4:49:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/8/15 | Kerry Picket
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says that the people of Illinois want to have Guantanamo prisoners transferred to their state.When asked by The Daily Caller about the presidents threat to veto the defense authorization bill over the provision that would keep the Guatanamo Bay prison facility open, Pelosi responded, It would totally undermine our ability to lift the caps, to end sequestration and to have the investments that we need in our national security at the appropriations level and in the omnibus bill and at the domestic level dollar for dollar.She later added, Guantanamo is an issue. It isnt actually...
  • CRUZ: We Have No Business Getting in the Middle of the Syrian Civil War; Goal Should be to Defeat...

    10/08/2015 3:02:26 PM PDT · by Isara · 31 replies ^ | 10/08/15
    ICYMI: CRUZ: We Have No Business Getting in the Middle of the Syrian Civil War; Goal Should be to Defeat ISIS Speaks with WRKO’s Jeff KuhnerHOUSTON, Texas – Today U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, spoke with The Kuhner Report regarding the Obama administration’s disastrous foreign policy, the 2016 presidential race and the President’s decision to politicize the tragedy in Oregon.Below is an excerpt. Listen to the full interview here:Ted Cruz on the Kuhner Report (Audio)“I think it would be a mistake to get involved in the Syrian civil war. There have been voices in Washington eager for us to send...
  • Russia says its bombing ISIS in Syria. This map shows its lying.

    10/08/2015 10:05:57 AM PDT · by Sam's Army · 59 replies
    Vox ^ | October 7, 2015 | Zack Beauchamp
    When Russia started bombing in Syria last week, it said it was targeting ISIS a claim it's stuck to pretty consistently in the past week. But this map of Russian airstrikes in Syria so far, put together by the Levantine Group, tells a very different story. The Levantine Group's analysts used a proprietary network of sources, cross-checked with open-source media and information released by the Russian Ministry of Defense, to determine the locations hit by Russian planes. This map shows those strikes overlaid on territory controlled by Bashar al-Assad's regime, by anti-Assad rebels, by ISIS, and by Kurdish forces....
  • Susan Rice: Netanyahu did everything but use 'the n-word' to describe Obama

    10/08/2015 1:42:15 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 98 replies
    Sun Times Network ^ | 10/08/2015, 11:35am | Nader Ihmoud
    Politico Magazine published an excerpt from Ambassador Dennis Ross latest book Doomed to Succeed: The USIsraeli relationship from Truman to Obama, which highlighted how President Barack Obama succeeded with the Iran Deal at the expense of the two allies relationship. According to Ross, National Security Adviser Susan Rice told the national director of the Anti-Defamation League Abe Foxman that in reacting to the deal, which Israel knew little about, Netanyahu did everything but use the n-word in describing the president. In his book, Ross argues that It didnt have to play out that way. Per Politico: From the outset of...
  • How to Roll Back Russia

    10/08/2015 1:22:17 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 108 replies
    Commentary ^ | 7 Oct 15 | Max Boot
    28 Shares A Every day seems to bring an escalation of the Russian military involvement in Syria. First it was airstrikes from more than 30 warplanes that Russia has positioned in Syria. Now its cruise missile strikes from warships in the Caspian Sea. Soon, if hints from Moscow are to be believed, Russian volunteers a.k.a. Little Green Men will be showing up in Syria to engage in ground combat alongside Iranian and Assad forces. President Obama can pretend that this is no big deal and that Russia is getting sucked into a quagmire, but this is a serious...
  • Beware Putin and His 'Anti-Hitler Coalition'

    10/08/2015 3:58:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Contrary to the principles of American foreign policy of the last 70 years, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry tacitly invited Russia to "help" monitor things in the Middle East. Now they are learning that there are lots of Middle East scenarios far worse than the relative quiet Iraq that the Obama administration inherited in January 2009 -- and soon abandoned.</p>
  • Muslim refugee riots ignored in U.S. media blackout

    10/08/2015 3:17:38 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 30 replies
    WND ^ | Leo Hohmann
    Sweden, seen by many American progressives as the model of multiculturalism and tolerance, has erupted into an orgy of violence as gangs of rioting immigrants took to the streets for a fifth consecutive night Tuesday in Stockholm. The latest reports indicate the riots are now spreading to the countrys two other major cities Gothenburg and Malmo. Sweden, along with Germany, make up Europes two most generous welfare states. They are also the most welcoming of Islamic immigrants, more than a million of which have flooded into the continent this year from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and North Africa. The...
  • Obama Admins Iran Point Man Promotes Anti-Israel Conspiracy Theories

    10/08/2015 3:11:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10/8/15 | Adam Kredo
    A State Department official closely involved in the Obama administrations Iran push has been promoting publications from anti-Semitic conspiracy sites and other radical websites that demonize American Jewish groups and Israel, according to sources and documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.Alan Eyre, the State Departments Persian-language spokesman and a member of the negotiating delegation that struck a nuclear deal with Iran earlier this year, has in recent months disseminated articles that linked American-Jewish skeptics of the deal to shadowy financial networks, sought to soften the image of Iranian terrorists with American blood on their hands, and linked deal criticism...
  • NATO chief says prepared to send troops to defend Turkey [New title/text at URL]

    10/08/2015 2:49:56 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 52 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 8, 2015 | Robin Emmott
    <p>NATO said it was prepared to send troops to Turkey to defend its ally after violations of Turkish airspace by Russian jets bombing Syria and Britain scolded Moscow for escalating a civil war that has already killed 250,000 people.</p> <p>Officials at the U.S.-led alliance are still smarting from Russia's weekend incursions into Turkey's airspace near northern Syria and NATO defense ministers are meeting in Brussels with the agenda likely to be dominated by the Syria crisis.</p>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Russian jets 'intercept' US predator drones over Syria, officials say

    10/08/2015 12:14:20 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 8 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2015 October 07 | Lucas Tomlinson, Jennifer Griffin
    Russian fighter jets shadowed U.S. predator drones on at least three separate occasions high above Syria since the start of Russia's air campaign last week, according to two U.S. officials briefed on this latest intelligence from the region. Meanwhile, U.S. Navy Captain Jeff Davis told reporters a U.S. aircraft flying over Syria had to be rerouted to avoid a Russian fighter jet at least once. "We have taken action to maintain safe separation," Davis said, adding that the U.S. aircraft "changed path a little bit." He did not disclose which type of U.S. aircraft was involved. U.S. officials tell Fox...
  • U.S. Spent Nearly $100 Billion On Foreigners To Fight Terrorists

    10/08/2015 10:35:18 AM PDT · by amorphous · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8 Oct 2015 | Authored by Shane Dixon Kavanaugh, originally posted at,
    To combat Islamic militants the White House says threaten national interests, the U.S. has spent nearly $100 billion to arm and train foreign militaries across the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, an analysis by Vocativ shows. And nearly all of them are reeling from setbacks that threaten to undermine whats become a core component of American foreign policy in these regions. U.S. programs funding foreign fighters began flourishing in the years after 9/11 and were later bolstered by President Obama, who prefers doing this instead of deploying American troops into troubled areas. Now central to how the White...
  • Popularity of 'Putin the Shiite' sky high in Iraq

    10/08/2015 11:58:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    AFP Via Yahoo News ^ | 10/08/2015 | By Jean-Marc Mojon with Raji Nasser in Najaf
    Baghdad (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin's bullish entry into the Syrian conflict has worked wonders for his popularity in neighbouring Iraq, where some await "Hajji Putin" like a saviour. Sitting at his easel in his central Baghdad workshop, painter Mohammed Karim Nihaya touches up a portrait of Putin he copied from the Internet. "I have been waiting for Russia to get involved in the fight against Daesh," he says, referring to the Islamic State (ISIS) group that last year declared a "caliphate" straddling Iraq and Syria. "They get results. The United States and its allies on the other hand...
  • See video of #Russia choppers attacking Syrian jihadi positions as seen through eyes of jihadis

    10/08/2015 10:00:56 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 23 replies
    IrmakYenisehirlioglu &#8207;@Irmak_Ye ^ | 10/08/2015 | IrmakYenisehirlioglu &#8207;@Irmak_Ye
    IrmakYenisehirlioglu ‏@Irmak_Ye 1h1 hour ago See this video of #Russia choppers attacking jihadi positions in North-West #Syria, as seen through eyes of jihadis:
  • Russian Tanks (battalion), Iranian-trained Militias (10,000 plus) Headed to Syria

    10/08/2015 8:58:09 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 27 replies ^ | October 08, 2015 7:04 AM | Jeff Seldin
    Russian Tanks, Iranian-trained Militias Headed to Syria Jeff Seldin Last updated on: October 08, 2015 7:04 AM Russia is adding to its barrage on rebel forces in Syria, sending in more firepower in the form of an additional Russian battalion armed with advanced tanks and artillery while punching ahead on the ground in central and western parts of the country with an Iranian-trained force that could number 10,000 or more.
  • China prepares to join the fight against ISIS (to join Russians in coming weeks)

    10/08/2015 7:40:46 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 35 replies ^ | 7 October , 2015 | Radwa Ashraf
    China prepares to join the fight against ISIS 作者: Radwa Ashraf on 7 October , 2015. Al-Masdar Al-Arabi reported that Chinese military advisers are expected to join with their Russian counterparts in weeks. It comes after China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said that Chinese and Iraqi foreign ministers agreed to offer intelligence and personal training in September 2014. As China breaks it’s long history of non-interference, due to the threats that ISIS pose on China and its economy. “China has been fighting terrorism and has been providing support and assistance to Iraq, including the Kurdish region, in our own...
  • Playground Pig Offends Muslims (What doesn't?)

    10/08/2015 5:57:31 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 26 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 10/7/2015 | Pamela Geller
    The question isnt, does it offend Muslims?; the question is, what doesnt offend Muslims? The google translation is awkward, but you get the picture. Se un maialino a dondolo offende Allah, Il Non solo i crocefissi nella aule mancano di rispetto ai credenti musulmani ora ci si mettono anche i maialini Italy: If a pig rocking offends Allah (thanks to Religion of Peace): Not only crucifixes in classrooms disrespectful to Muslim believers now we bring you even piglets Mary Tagliazucchi Mon, 10/5/2015 In our home. Not only crucifixes in classrooms disrespectful to Muslim believers now we bring...
  • Devastated Christian Family: Our Longtime Muslim Friends and Neighbors Killed Our Children

    10/08/2015 4:56:34 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 36 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 10/8/2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    (Watch video at link) The above 6-minute video is a must-see. It offers an up close and personal account of what Christian minorities are experiencing at the hands of jihadis and other Muslim rebels being supported in the Mideast by the Obama administration. A Christian family from Iraq narrates how their young children were killed and burned alive, simply for wearing the cross. One of the remaining and traumatized children plays with toy figures to show people how his siblings were slaughtered. This family is identical to the other Christian refugees who fled the Islamic State in Iraq and came...
  • The Putin Family versus the New World Order: What a choice?

    10/08/2015 4:40:42 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    10/8/2015 | Self
    It was 40 years ago that a Russian called out the hypocrisy and moral bankruptcy of the West in the way it confronted Communism. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn laid bare the appeasing of the Communists and a foreign policy that said some Communists were better than others like the Chinese and Romanian ones that RIchard NixOn made friends with. Now a Russian leader has come along to call out the hypocrisy and moral bankruptcy of the West in waging its "War on Terrorism". A 'war' in which some terrorists are considered friends while others are enemies. In his column last Sunday ("Mail...
  • Reality from the TV Series Homeland

    10/08/2015 3:52:35 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 36 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 8 Oct 15 | Christopher W. Holton
    This is a brief clip from the season premier of Homeland and its important, because, in the clip, a CIA operative speaks truth to power. In the video, the CIA operative explains that the Jihadists strategy is based on centuries-old Islamic doctrine to form a Caliphate. He also questions whether or not the US has any real strategy to combat the enemy threat doctrine. I must warn you, the clip is NOT safe for work as it contains harsh language. But if you are not offended by bad language, I urge you to take two minutes and view this. And...
  • Putin's Holy War vs. Obama's Jihad in Syria

    10/08/2015 2:23:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/8/15 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The Christian Orthodox Church, which holds an important place in an insurgent Russia, has described its governments fight against the Islamic State and other jihadi opposition groups in Syria as a holy war.According to Vsevolod Chaplin, head of the Churchs Public Affairs Department: The fight with terrorism is a holy battle and today our country is perhaps the most active force in the world fighting it. The Russian Federation has made a responsible decision on the use of armed forces to defend the People of Syria from the sorrows caused by the arbitrariness of terrorists. Christians are suffering in the...
  • ISIS executed 70 Sunni tribesmen in Iraqs Anbar

    10/07/2015 11:56:22 PM PDT · by amorphous · 15 replies
    AFP ^ | 7 Oct 2015 | By AFP | Baghdad
    <p>The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group executed 70 members of a Sunni tribe allied to the government in western Iraq earlier this week, a tribal leader and the United Nations said Wednesday.</p> <p>The victims, members of the Albu Nimr tribe, were executed on Sunday in the Tharthar area north of Ramadi, the capital of the western Anbar province, tribal elder Naim Gaoud told AFP.</p>
  • Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemen wedding party, killing at least 28

    10/07/2015 11:24:25 PM PDT · by Cronos · 22 replies
    Newsmedia ^ | 7 October 2015 | Newsmedia
    At least 80 women were killed in the wedding airstrikes, said Yemeni medical officials. Fighter jets of the Saudi-led coalition bombing the Shiite Houthi group in Yemen mistakenly struck a wedding ceremony in Mokha city in Taiz province with several missiles, the official told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. There was no immediate comment from the Saudi-led Arab coalition, which launched an air war on the Huthi rebels in late March in support of embattled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi. There is concern over the increase in civilian fatalities in Yemen in recent times, which was highlighted by the deaths of...
  • Burka-Merkel on national German TV {station accused of islamophobia}

    10/07/2015 11:12:38 PM PDT · by Cronos · 10 replies
    Ivarfjeld ^ | 3 October 2015 | Ivarfjeld
    An image of Angela Merkel wearing a traditional Iranian Islamic headscarf has caused controversy in Germany. ARD television was inundated with complaints after it broadcast a mocked-up picture of Mrs Merkel wearing the garment, known as a chador, against a backdrop of the Reichstag surrounded by minarets. The image was shown during a debate on the refugee crisis on Report from Berlin, a Newsnight-style programme, and was intended to be satirical, the broadcaster claimed. ..many viewers complained that the image was similar to posters produced by the anti-Islam and anti-immigrant movement Pegida, or Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of...
  • {Pakistani} London woman charged after alleged #killallwhitemen tweet

    10/07/2015 11:07:47 PM PDT · by Cronos · 14 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 6 October 2015 | Jessica Elgot
    A student diversity officer who came to prominence in a race row after allegedly tweeting the hashtag #killallwhitemen has been charged by police with sending a threatening communication. Bahar Mustafa, of Goldsmiths, University of London, is set to appear at Bromley magistrates court on 5 November. The 28-year-old from Edmonton, north-east London, faces two charges. One is sending a communication conveying a threatening message between 10 November 2014 and 31 May 2015. The second is for sending a grossly offensive message via a public communication network between 10 November 2014 and 31 May 2015 Mustafa was initially accused of...
  • Whistleblower: Terror Intel 'Grossly Thrown to the Side' by CENTCOM

    10/07/2015 10:44:31 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 14 replies
    Hannity ^ | October 7, 2015 | Hannity
    Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class William Kotel said this was done in an attempt to paint a rosy picture of the coalition's efforts in the Middle East. "They left key information out of intelligence, such as attacks," Kotel said. "The idea was that Al Qaeda was decimated, so therefore it wasnt part of the threat analysis that should be submitted higher." Kotel said that is very critical information that is important to the nation's safety and security. "The chain of command and higher don't see a clear picture if we leave intelligence out, especially about attacks and any kind of...
  • Fort Meade residents asked to stay in their homes amid police activity

    10/07/2015 8:10:33 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 6 replies
    WMAR Baltimore ABC 2 ^ | Oct 7, 2015 | WMAR Baltimore
    Police activity on the Fort George G. Meade campus has forced those living on the installation to remain in their homes. Fort officials posted a message on Facebook asking residents to report suspicious activity. (See below) Sources say 10 police cars and a helicopter are patrolling the base after someone crashed a car into a gate leading into the base. The suspect then bailed from the car.
  • MU student to burn ISIS flag on campus [Not all College Kids are Obama Cultists]

    10/07/2015 8:06:35 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    ABC 17 ^ | 10/7/15 | Jessica Quick
    A University of Missouri senior plans to burn the ISIS flag on campus on Thursday afternoon. Ian Paris contacted ABC 17 News this week and said, "ISIS has violated the liberties and freedoms of millions of people through genocide, deadly religious persecutions, modern-day enslavement, sexual violence, use of chemical weapons, beheadings, and has killed about 250,000 people."
  • Our Lady of Victory

    10/07/2015 8:02:26 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 20 replies
    Understanding The Threat ^ | 7 Oct 15 | John Guandolo
    Today, October 7th, the free West celebrates and remembers that on this date in 1571 the last great naval battle of oared ships took place in the Gulf of Corinth (Greece). Known as the Battle of Lepanto where the Muslims had their fleet this was the first defeat of the Muslim Turks at sea by Christian forces.
  • Islamic State 'used mustard gas' against peshmerga

    10/07/2015 5:10:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/7/15
    Islamic State (IS) militants fired mortar rounds containing mustard agent at Kurdish peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq, Kurdish officials say. The Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs said blood samples from about 35 fighters revealed traces of sulphur mustard. It did not say if any of the peshmerga had died as a result of the attack, or how severely they had been wounded. Mustard gas can burn skin and cause severe respiratory problems, and is banned under international law.
  • Yazidi women form brigade to battle ISIS

    10/07/2015 5:08:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    WDAM ^ | 10/7/15
    Yazidi women and girls have faced countless atrocities at the hands of ISIS. Hundreds have been raped and sold into sex slavery. Now one group, more than 100 strong, says they've put up with enough torment. Now they've taken up arms to take a stand against ISIS. The women of the Sun Brigade stand proud. They are not battle-tested, yet. What is their message to ISIS? "You will never be able to take away our honor. We will liberate our homeland from your dirty hands, Warda said. "We are Yazidi. We are women. And we will destroy you and anyone...
  • Warning: Sex-assault epidemic in churches (Expert: Preventing 'molestation' demands...)

    10/07/2015 3:43:29 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    WND ^ | October 3, 2015 | Unattributed
    Around the world, Christians are targeted for persecution and martyrdom, something that is developing even in the United States. But even as church leaders increasingly are on guard against threats of murderous violence, experts warn they may be ignoring a far more common threat sexual assault against congregants. Sexual assaults taking place on church property is an epidemic in our nation, Carl Gallups told WND. The reasons for it are numerous (and sometimes complex), but the main problem is that most churches have an abysmal lack of adequate security measures. While many churches are concerned about the growing trend...
  • Turkey: Armenian Neighborhoods Must be Turned into Cemeteries

    10/07/2015 3:06:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Coptic Solidarity ^ | 10/7/15 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Turkey’s Muslims recently invaded with violent intent a number of Armenian (Christian) neighborhoods in Istanbul. “These districts must be turned into Armenian and Kurdish cemeteries,” chanted the angry Turks who support the Erdogan government.  This came in response to ongoing clashes between Turkish authorities and the Kurdish Worker’s Party in the east and southeast of the nation—though it is unclear how Armenians are to blame, except in the spirit of the “collective punishment” of inferiors.  The Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople released a statement saying that it prays for an end to the chaos threatening the unity of Turkey.  It also expressed...
  • Toyota Unsure How Islamic State Has Obtained So Many Pick-Up Trucks

    10/07/2015 3:01:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 51 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10/7/15 | Morgan Chalfant
    Officials in the Terror Financing unit of the U.S. Treasury Department are probing how the Islamic State has obtained a large number of Toyota vehicles, asking the automaker to help determine how the terror group came to possess the pick-up trucks and SUVs.Toyota Hilux pick-up trucks and Land Cruisers have become prevalent in propaganda videos published by the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIL or ISIS) that show the terror group moving through Syria and Iraq and into Libya.ABC News reported that Toyota claims that it does not know how IS obtained the vehicles but is supporting the probe,...
  • UK charity considers cutting off aid for the Jungle at Calais after visiting the camp...

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

    10/07/2015 2:05:45 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 4 replies ^ | Tuesday 6 October 2015 10.04 EDT | Karl Mathiesen
    A Norwegian Arctic newspaper editor who has extensively covered oil drilling in the region was sacked at the behest of the Russian intelligence service, according to Norways public service broadcaster. ....snip.... In what could develop into a scandal in the European Arctic, Nilsen was last week controversially fired as editor of the Barents Observer for having acted disloyally to the newspapers owners. The title is owned by Norwegian Barents Secretariat (NBS), a local government body that promotes good relations with Russia in a region where the two nations cooperate and compete over fishing, oil and military strategy. Remaining Observer staff,...
  • Hollande warns of total war if MidEast conflict not solved

    10/07/2015 1:08:56 PM PDT · by traumer · 16 replies
    Europe must live up to the challenge of an upheaval that has forced hundreds of thousands of refugees to flee Syria, where everyone including Iran, Russia and the West must seek a political solution, French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday. Speaking alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Hollande said the risk of failure was "total war" and that Europe, if slow to grasp the scale of the refugee exodus, had now made a start. As for Syria, Hollande reiterated the Paris line that any solution for Syria had to be based on...
  • Saudi Arabia cuts oil prices amid OPEC price war

    10/07/2015 12:50:47 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 30 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 04 October 2015 | Benoit Faucon
    Saudi Arabia on Sunday made deep reductions to the prices it charges for its oil, hard on the heels of cuts last month by rival producers in the Gulf. With U.S. production still increasing despite lower oil prices, members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries are battling to keep their share of the last growing markets in Asia. In a list of official prices sent to customers, state-oil company Saudi Aramco cut the price of its light-crude deliveries to Asia by $1.7 a barrel. As a result, it switched to a discount of $1.6 a barrel against the...
  • House defeats attempt to dismantle Benghazi committee

    10/07/2015 12:24:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 7, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    U.S. representatives beat back an attempt Wednesday to disband the House Select Committee on Benghazi, as Republicans quashed the latest push from Democrats to try to discredit the panel ahead of a hearing later this month featuring former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Rep. Louise Slaughter, New York Democrat and ranking member of the House Rules Committee, had introduced the privileged resolution, which cited recent comments Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy made about the work of the committee and Mrs. Clintons sagging poll numbers. The resolution was ruled out of order, and members voted to table an appeal of the...
  • Decoding Putin's new narrative for Syria

    10/07/2015 12:44:58 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Tuesday, October 6, 2015 | Sandhya Jain
    Russia's launch of air strikes against the Islamic State in Syria has given a leash of life to the Syrian President. It has forced Washington to reconsider regime change as the cornerstone of its foreign policy architecture The Russians have arrived in West Asia, with a bang, with air strikes against the terrorist Islamic State (Dawlat al-Islamiyah f'al-Iraq w Belaad al-Sham, or Daesh, in Arabic), giving a new leash of life to the beleaguered Syrian President. Their arrival has strengthened Iran, the sole regional ally of the Damascus regime, given a fillip to the Shia Crescent from Iran to Iraq...
  • Kasparov: Putin's Goal in Syria Is Chaos

    10/07/2015 11:52:13 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 25 replies
    newsweek ^ | 10/7 | kasparov
    ...The greatest danger isn't in confronting Putin, it's in waiting so long to do so that the stakes will be incredibly high. The longer we wait, the more confident he becomes and the more dangerous the eventual confrontation will be. Stopping Putin will be harder now than it would have been two years ago, but easier than it will be a year from now.
  • Trey Gowdy on Kevin McCarthys Hillary comments: Apologizing doesnt fix the damage

    10/07/2015 11:44:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/07/2015 | AllahPundit
    Man, this is tough stuff from an influential conservative at a moment when McCarthy’s desperately trying to convince righties in the House to give him a chance as Speaker. In an unguarded moment, House speaker-in-waiting Kevin McCarthy claimed credit for the decline in Hillary Clinton's poll numbers because House Republicans had formed a congressional committee investigating the attacks in Benghazi, making it look like a political witch hunt. “I heard from him at 6 a.m. the next morning,” Gowdy told the Post on Tuesday when asked about McCarthy. “How many times can somebody apologize? Yes, he’s apologized as many...
  • Syrian Forces push make big gains with close Russian air support during offensive ops against rebels

    10/07/2015 11:57:46 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 17 replies ^ | 10/07/2015 | Peto Lucem
    Peto Lucem ‏@PetoLucem 1h1 hour ago NEW MAP: Military situation in #Hama and #Idlib Governorates.#Syria #SAA #NDF #IF #FSA #Nusra #AlQaeda Peto Lucem ‏@PetoLucem 1h1 hour ago Loy. sources: #SAA forces have captured #KafrNabudah. #Syria Peto Lucem Retweeted Elijah J. Magnier ‏@EjmAlrai 2h2 hours ago Officers say the first wave of attack tested d fire response of the Syrian rebels & broke their line recovering hills & meeting objectives+ Peto Lucem Retweeted Elijah J. Magnier ‏@EjmAlrai 5h5 hours ago Straightforward from the @CIA:"Our support and weapon supply to Syrian rebels in #Syria was a mistake". ME Analysts don't agree. 39...
  • ISIS torture and crucifies a 12-year-old boy... Refused to denounce Jesus Christ.

    10/07/2015 11:13:57 AM PDT · by Matt_DZ_PL · 60 replies
    The Gospel Herald ^ | Oct 02, 2015 | Leah Marieann Klett
    12 Christians Brutally Executed By ISIS Refused to Renounce Name of Christ, Died Praying, Reciting Lord's PrayerBy Leah Marieann Klett Oct 02, 2015 01:46 PM EDT Twelve Christians have been brutally executed by the Islamic State, including the 12-year-old son of a Syrian ministry team leader who had planted nine churches, because they refused to renounce the name of Jesus Christ and embrace Islam. The martyrs were faithful to the very end; right before one woman was beheaded by the terror group, she appeared to be smiling slightly as she said, "Jesus!" According to Christian Aid Mission, a humanitarian group...
  • Nuclear smugglers sought extremist buyers

    10/07/2015 8:23:34 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 7 , 2015
    Gangs with suspected Russian ties sought to sell radioactive material through Moldova to buyers from the Middle East, including the Islamic State group. CHISINAU, Moldova In the backwaters of Eastern Europe, authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts in the past five years by gangs with suspected Russian connections that sought to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists, The Associated Press has learned. The latest known case came in February this year, when a smuggler offered a huge cache of deadly cesium enough to contaminate several city blocks and specifically sought a buyer from...