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  • Mattis: ISIS Strategy Has Shifted to 'Annihilation'

    05/29/2017 5:55:19 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 56 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | Cathy Burke
    "We have already shifted from attrition tactics where we shove them from one position to another in Iraq and Syria, to annihilation tactics where we surround them." "Our intention is that the foreign fighters do not survive the fight to return home to North Africa, to Europe, to America, to Asia, to Africa – we are not going to allow them to do so," he added. "We are going to stop them there and take apart the caliphate." He explained "attrition is where you keep pushing them out of the areas that they are in." "What we intend to do...
  • McCain Says Russia Is Bigger Threat Than Islamic State

    05/29/2017 5:39:39 AM PDT · by McGruff · 95 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 29, 2017 | Rob Taylor
    CANBERRA, Australia—Russia is a bigger security threat than Islamic State, based on its willingness to challenge the democratic foundations of the U.S. by interfering in elections, Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) said during a visit to Australia. Mr. McCain, who was in Australia to discuss Asia-Pacific security issues, said Russian President Vladimir Putin was the “premier” challenge to American security. “I think ISIS can do terrible things and I worry a lot about what is happening with the Muslim faith,” he told Australian ABC state television Monday. “But it’s the Russians who tried to destroy the very fundamental of democracy,...
  • Britain ‘Warned in January’ by FBI Manchester Bomber Was Planning Attack on UK

    05/28/2017 2:24:38 PM PDT · by blam · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-28-2017 | Virginia Hale
    The FBI warned UK security chiefs that Manchester jihadi Salman Abedi was plotting an attack in Britain, an inside source has claimed. MI5 were warned in January by the U.S. intelligence service that Abedi was part of a North African terror cell planning to strike a political target in Britain according to the source, the Mail on Sunday reports. A U.S. investigation into the Manchester bomber’s links to terror groups in Libya brought the information to light, and U.S. security services placed Abedi on a watchlist identifying key terror suspects in 2016. “In early 2017 the FBI told MI5 that...
  • Trump furious with Abbas: You lied to me

    05/28/2017 11:23:50 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 96 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/5/17 | David Rosenberg
    President Donald Trump lambasted Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, after the president claims the PA leader deceived him regarding his party’s involvement in anti-Israel incitement. Trump met with Abbas in the PA-controlled city of Bethlehem last week during his two-day visit to Israel. The two held a joint press conference, at which time the president praised Abbas’ commitment to restarting negotiations with Israel for a final status agreement. But according to a report by Channel 2 Sunday evening, the closed-door meeting between the president and the PA chairman was anything but cordial. A US official present during the meeting claims...
  • Diane Abbott: My views on IRA, like my hair, have changed

    05/28/2017 9:48:04 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/28/17
    Diane Abbott says she has changed her mind on the IRA since the 1980s - and likened it to changing her hairstyle. The shadow home secretary was asked by Andrew Marr if she still thought "a defeat for the British state would be a great liberation". "I had a rather splendid afro at the time. I don't have the same hairstyle, I don't have the same views," she said. Home Secretary Amber Rudd later said she had changed her own hair many times, but not her views on terrorism. The pair vying to be the next home secretary were interviewed...
  • Bin Laden’s son steps into father’s shoes as al-Qaeda attempts a comeback

    05/28/2017 8:55:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 5/27/2017 | Joby Warrick and Souad Mekhennet
    The voice is that of a soft-spoken 28-year-old, but the message is vintage Osama bin Laden, giving orders to kill. When the audio recording began turning up on jihadist websites two weeks ago, it was as if the dead terrorist was channeling himself through his favorite son. “Prepare diligently to inflict crippling losses on those who have disbelieved,” Hamza bin Laden, scion of the Sept. 11, 2001, mastermind, says in a thin baritone that eerily echoes his father. “Follow in the footsteps of martyrdom-seekers before you.” The recording, first aired May 13, is one in a string of recent pronouncements...
  • PETER HITCHENS: Put away your pointless troops PM-only beat bobbies can stop terror

    05/28/2017 6:57:00 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 5/27/2017 | Peter Hitchens
    Theresa May should get herself a stick-on pencil moustache, some very dark glasses and a white military uniform with lots of medals and a set of fancy epaulettes. If she's going to behave like a Third World leader, she ought to look like one. Troops on the streets, indeed. What a futile non-answer to the problem of terror murder this is, and what a complete departure from centuries of British liberty. In all my travels....troops posted on the streets have been an invariable sign of a society on the skids, and a government that prefers force to thought..... ... I...
  • Abbas rejects Trump's peace proposal

    05/27/2017 11:37:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    INN ^ | 05/28/17 07:51 | Dalit Halevi
    Fatah’s Revolutionary Council congratulated the “heroic” hunger-striking terrorists for their “victory” over Israel in what the terror organization called a “fight for freedom and honor.” […] According to Hebrew newspaper Israel Hayom, Abbas rejected Trump’s offer of a regional plan which would first entail normalizing relations with Israel’s neighbors and only afterwards discussing a Palestinian state. Last week, a PA official told Israel Hayom: “Until now, what hindered progress in the advance of the Arab Peace Initiative was the failure of negotiations with Israel. President Trump is interested in advancing a different thought process within the framework of the deal...
  • The extreme vetting has begun... in Australia

    05/27/2017 4:57:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/27/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Yes, it’s extreme vetting season. It was promised to us during the campaign and ties heavily into the President’s travel ban (which is still locked up in court). Only the vetting isn’t taking place here. You probably recall that little dust-up between Donald Trump and Australia’s Malcolm Turnbull shortly after Trump was sworn into office. They had a few differences of opinion which have supposedly since been resolved, but one serious bone of contention was the roughly 1,200 refugees who are being held on two islands off the Australian coast. Barack Obama had made a deal to take them...
  • Iran 'willing to work towards peace' with Arab neighbors

    05/27/2017 11:45:01 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/5/17
    According to Rouhani's website, Iran is "ready for talks aimed at reaching a real agreement." ran is ready to talk with the Arab nations to reach a "real agreement" towards "peace and brotherhood," Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the Qatari Emir...
  • Katy Perry SEAL Smackdown: A turning point on celebrity blather?

    05/27/2017 6:57:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/27/2017 | Monica Showalter
    It was exactly what you would expect from a formulaic pop-tart whose shuddery, over-processed, electronically programmed music pretty well makes her the favorite inflatable blow-up doll of the Hollywood celebrity songster cavalcade. Addressing this week's nail-bomb terrorist attack in Manchester at the concert of another pop star, Breitbart reports that pop star Katy Perry was up to the task: In an interview Tuesday on Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, the “Chained to the Rhythm” singer suggested that people “unite” following the tragedy, which occurred as young fans and their parents were leaving the 21,000-seat arena at around 10:35 p.m....
  • UK police say they've arrested some key players behind Manchester bombing

    05/27/2017 12:00:03 AM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 26, 2017 | Michael Holden and Costas Pitas
    LONDON (Reuters) - British police have arrested a "large part of the network" behind this week's Manchester suicide bombing but more arrests are likely, the country's top counter-terrorism officer said on Friday. Mark Rowley said "immense" progress had been made in the investigation into Salman Abedi, who killed 22 people, seven of them children, at a pop concert in Manchester on Monday. "They're very significant, these arrests. We're very happy we've got our hands around some of the key players that we are concerned about. But as I say, there is still a little bit more to do," Rowley told...
  • Danish PM receives complaint from Israel’s Netanyahu: report

    05/26/2017 11:10:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 26 May 2017 09:21 CEST+02:00
    Denmark’s prime minister Lars Lřkke Rasmussen reportedly received a rebuke from Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu over Danish support for Palestinian organizations. The two prime ministers spoke over the telephone Wednesday, reports newspaper Berlingske, citing anonymous Danish and Israeli sources.Netanyahu wished to express his displeasure at Danish state support for a number of Palestinian organizations, according to the report. Neither Denmark nor Israel has officially confirmed that the conversation took place. Last week, Netanyahu asked Danish foreign minister Anders Samuelsen to scrap Denmark’s support for Palestinian organizations during an official visit by the latter to Jerusalem. After that meeting, Samuelsen signed...
  • France vows to help Britain fight terror

    05/26/2017 9:39:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 26 May 2017 17:34 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    President Emmanuel Macron has vowed France’s total support in Britain’s fight against terrorism after the Manchester attack as he met Prime Minister Theresa May at the G7 summit. “We will be here to cooperate and do everything we can in order to increase this cooperation at the European level, in order to do more from a bilateral point of view against terrorism,” Macron told her, in their first formal meeting since he took office. The bombing of a pop concert in Manchester on Monday night, which left 22 people dead, came a year and a half after another assault claimed...
  • Islamic State quotes Qur’an in call to attack non-Muslims in their homes during Ramadan

    05/26/2017 7:27:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 5/26/17 | Robert Spencer
    “During the message the Koran is quoted and suicide bombers were told to carry out plans now.”Why isn’t the Islamic State stopped by all the peaceful passages of the Qur’an that non-Muslims who have never read the Qur’an assume dominate its pages?“The new video, which Express.co.uk has chosen not to show, told ISIS fanatics to ‘wait and hide for them in houses, corners, roads’ and carry out murders.”“Kill the polytheists wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush” — Qur’an 9:5“‘Attack them in their homes’ ISIS in...
  • Growing Concern Over Brothers Arrested With Guns, Bomb-Making Materials

    05/26/2017 3:16:40 PM PDT · by grundle · 31 replies
    CBS News Minnesota ^ | May 24, 2107 | Esme Murphy
    Abdullah Alrifahe and Majid Alrifahe MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There are growing concerns about the arrest of two brothers with ties to the Middle East who authorities say had an arsenal with bomb-making materials, guns and ammunition in their car. Twenty-seven-year-old Abdullah Alrifahe and 26-year-old Majid Alrifahe were arrested on May 11 in north Minneapolis.Abdullah is being held in the Hennepin County Jail. His brother, Majid, has been released and is facing minor charges. WCCO-TV has confirmed that both Homeland Security and the FBI are involved in the investigation, which started outside a federally-subsidized senior housing project. A good Samaritan confronted...
  • Poland Stands Up to EU on Forced Quotas: We’re Not Taking Your Migrants – Blackmail Won’t Work

    05/26/2017 5:24:42 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    GP ^ | 05/26/17 | Damien Cowley
    Strong words, Wednesday, from Poland’s conservative prime minister, Beata Szydło, in reaction to EU threats to force her country to accept migrants or face massive fines. ‘’Poland will not submit to any blackmail on the part of the European Union’’, Szydło stated during a parliamentary debate, adding that her Central European nation would not be participating in the ‘’madness of the Brussels elites.’’ Referencing the Islamist suicide bombing which killed 22, mainly children, and injured dozens more at a pop concert in Manchester this week, the Catholic prime minister said she had the courage to call out the EU’s political...
  • Egypt strikes 'terrorist camps' in Libya in response to attack on Coptic Christians

    05/26/2017 4:43:06 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    RT ^ | 05/26/17
    Egyptian fighter jets have struck militant camps following the deadly attack on Egypt’s Coptic Christians, President Abdel Fattah Sisi has announced. The strikes were carried out in eastern Libya, state television said.Egypt’s president also vowed to continue striking bases used to train militants and who carry out terrorist attacks in his country, regardless of the camps' location.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV4jfKiaSsk  
  • Egypt launches air raids on Libya after Christians killed

    05/26/2017 2:31:57 PM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 26, 2017 | Ahmed Aboulenein
    Egyptian air force planes on Friday carried out strikes directed at camps in Libya where Cairo believes militants responsible for a deadly attack on Christians earlier in the day were trained, Egyptian military sources said. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said he had ordered strikes against what he called terrorist camps, declaring in a televised address that states that sponsored terrorism would be punished.
  • Viewers criticise Muslim woman who spoke about 'standing together' while wearing a burka (Tr)

    05/26/2017 8:18:37 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 26, 2017 | Stephanie Linning
    Muslim woman named 'Sid' was interviewed by a Channel 4 News journalist She condemned the Manchester terror attack, saying she was 'devastated' Viewers criticised her decision to wear a burka printed with 'love' in weapons A Muslim woman was criticised after she wore a burka emblazoned with weapons in a TV interview about the Manchester terror attack The woman, named only as 'Sid', was part of a group of Muslims interviewed by Channel 4 News journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy in the Rusholme area of Manchester, which is home to the largest Libyan community in Europe. The group vehemently condemned the Manchester...