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  • Ellison Considers Leaving Congress if Picked for DNC Chair, Dean Drops Out

    12/02/2016 10:02:39 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 46 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 12/3/16 | KSTP/AP
    Howard Dean took himself out of the race to become chairman of the Democratic National Committee on Friday, while the frontrunner in the contest, Rep. Keith Ellison, said he may leave his Minnesota congressional seat to serve in the position. The two dramatic announcements came during the first public forum in the race to lead the DNC after Democrats lost the White House in November's election. Ellison, a supporter of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the primary, has the backing of much of the party's liberal wing and that of incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Ellison is one of...
  • Iran Threatens to Walk Away From Nuke Deal, Retaliate Against U.S. for New Sanctions

    12/02/2016 10:05:57 AM PST · by kevcol · 39 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 2, 2016 | Adam Kredo
    Iran is threatening to walk away from the nuclear deal with the United States and pursue forms of retaliation, including a national boycott of American goods, as a result of Congress’s overwhelming vote on Thursday to level new sanctions against Iran for another 10 years, according to multiple comments by senior Iranian officials. ... Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani hotly criticized the United States during Iran’s weekly national Friday prayer service, urging the country’s leaders to retaliate against America. “Nothing but hostility is expected from the U.S., but as said before, now it’s time for retaliation,” the cleric was quoted...
  • Muslims Rally in Jakarta, Demanding Christian Governor Be Punished for Blasphemy

    12/02/2016 6:41:49 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 2, 2016 | 4:21 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    The capital of the world’s biggest Islamic country was the scene Friday of the latest in a series of mass demonstrations by Muslims demanding that the Christian governor of Jakarta be punished for “blasphemy.” More than 22,000 police officers were deployed to maintain control of the “Defend Islam” rally, which drew an estimated 150,000 people. The protesters already chalked up one victory earlier this week, when the Attorney General’s Office announced that it will proceed with a trial against Gov. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama. Unappeased, they continue to demand his immediate arrest. The U.S. Embassy closed its consular section Friday and...
  • ISIS Newspaper Hails Ohio State Terrorist, Calls for 'Continuation of Attacks on America'

    12/02/2016 6:35:51 AM PST · by rktman · 3 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 12/1/2016 | Bridget Johnson
    The Islamic State prominently featured the Ohio State terrorist in their weekly newspaper today along with a call for others to continue jihad on America, highlighting the Orlando nightclub attacker as their ultimate guide. ISIS released Al-Naba with Abdul Razak Ali Artan on page 3 of the 16-page issue. They used the photo from the Ohio State student newspaper, The Lantern, which accompanied an interview Artan gave as a new student in August. The photo caption in Al-Naba called Artan a "brother" who was "accepted by Allah." The article began by calling the first-year student "one of the Mujahideen of...
  • Keith Ellison, The Wrong Man at the Wrong Time

    12/02/2016 4:45:55 AM PST · by SJackson · 46 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 12-1-16 | Alan Dershowitz
    What should a political party that has just lost its white working class, blue-collar base to a “make America great again” nationalist do to try to regain these voters? Why not appoint as the new head of the party a radical Left-wing ideologue who has a long history of supporting an anti-American, anti-white, antisemitic Nation of Islam racist? Such an appointment will surely bring back Rust Belt voters who have lost their jobs to globalization and free trade! Is this really the thinking of those Democratic leaders who are pushing for Keith Ellison to head the Democratic National Committee? Keith...
  • Obama set to give ‘final’ counterterrorism speech to troops

    12/02/2016 4:42:21 AM PST · by kevcol · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 1, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    But the announcement that Mr. Obama will deliver a speech to U.S. Special Forces to confirm the wisdom of his counterterrorism strategy looks like validation of an effort that is far from settled. . . . “This speech will be a final opportunity for him to discuss at length how he has effectively, durably, and successfully implemented reforms to keep us safe,” Mr. Earnest said. The preview strongly hinted that Mr. Obama will defend his counterterrorism strategy, which has been sharply criticized by President-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republicans, as the correct path forward for the incoming administration.
  • Obama Administration Turns Palestinian-American Terrorist Into Victim

    12/02/2016 4:37:49 AM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 11-30-16 | Stephen M. Flatow
    After years of silence, the Obama administration has finally spoken out about an American citizen who was killed in Israel. There’s just one catch: The focus of the administration’s sudden concern is not for an American who was murdered by a Palestinian terrorist. Its focus is a Palestinian-American terrorist who tried to murder Israelis. On February 26, Mahmoud Shalan, a Palestinian with US citizenship, attempted to stab Israeli soldiers to death at a security checkpoint near Ramallah. The soldiers shot back in self-defense, wounding Shalan. IDF doctors and Magen David Adom emergency personnel administered first aid to the terrorist, but...
  • Khalid Sheik Mohammed: George W. Bush's Shock and Awe Response to 9/11 Prevented Other Attacks

    12/01/2016 9:03:53 PM PST · by Bayou City · 44 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/30/2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Khalid Sheik Mohammed: George W. Bush's Shock and Awe Response to 9/11 Prevented Other Attacks Far from trying to draw us in, KSM said that al-Qaeda expected the United States to respond to 9/11 as we had the 1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut — when, KSM told Mitchell, the United States ‘turned tail and ran.’ ‘Then he looked at me and said, ‘How was I supposed to know that cowboy George Bush would announce he wanted us ‘dead or alive’ and then invade Afghanistan to hunt us down?’’ Mitchell writes. ‘KSM explained that if the United States...
  • Lt. Gen. James Mattis Professional Reading List

    12/01/2016 8:20:27 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 28 replies
    Goodreads Inc ^ | 01 Dec 2016
    Lt. Gen. James Mattis (USMC) is known as one of the most accomplished commanders in recent history and as one of the finest Marines to walk this planet. He also is a dedicated reader, and credits some of his success in the middle east to studying the works of those who had gone before him. This list is assembled from this list of required reading for CENTCOM USMC officers
  • Anti-Islamophobia Workshops Prove Ineffective At Stopping Armed Somali Refugee

    12/01/2016 7:19:21 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Nov. 29, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    In the wake of recent terror attacks, some liberal journalists and academics have suggested that Islamophobia causes Islamic terrorism. But a series of initiatives meant to stamp out Islamophobia at Ohio State University proved ineffective at stopping Somali refugee and devout Muslim Abdul Razak Ali Artan from stabbing nine people on Monday. Artan, who referenced al-Qaida cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki in a pre-stabbing rant posted to Facebook, launched his attack in spite of university events like “Islam 101” and “Islamophobia in America” meant to decrease the Islamophobia that some leftists in the media and academia have said is the root cause...
  • Congress Passes New Iran Sanctions, Ignoring Obama Admin Threats

    12/01/2016 7:14:02 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Dec. 1, 2016 | Adam Kredo
    Congress unanimously voted on Thursday to level new sanctions on Iran, sending a clear message that lawmakers stand opposed to the Obama administration’s continued concessions to Tehran in the final months before it leaves office, according to comments provided to the Washington Free Beacon. The Obama administration, including Secretary of State John Kerry, made a final push in recent weeks to convince lawmakers to abandon the new sanctions, but lawmakers remained firm on Thursday, voting 99-0 to approve the new sanctions. Even Democrats who have supported the White House’s diplomacy voted in favor of the sanctions. Senior Iranian officials have...
  • Saudi terrorist rehab is ‘hidden radicalization program,’ Gitmo prisoner says

    12/01/2016 7:08:29 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 2 replies
    RT ^ | November 30, 2016
    A senior Al-Qaeda operative told a parole board at Guantanamo Bay that Saudi Arabia’s lauded “rehabilitation” center, which uses art therapy other methods to de-radicalize convicted terrorists, in reality appears to be a “hidden radicalization program.” “You guys want to send me back to Saudi Arabia because you believe there is a de-radicalization program on the surface. True. You are 100 percent right, there is a strong… externally, a strong de-radicalization program,” a Saudi detainee at Guantanamo Bay, Ghassan Abdullah al-Sharbi, told a Gitmo parole board (which assesses whether Guantanamo prisoners can be released) at his hearing earlier this year,...
  • Obama Administration Stiff-Arms Lawmakers Questioning Secret Refugee Deal

    12/01/2016 6:15:05 PM PST · by Steelfish · 40 replies
    FoxNews ^ | December 1, 2016 | Melissa Jacobs
    Obama Administration Stiff-Arms Lawmakers Questioning Secret Refugee Deal By Melissa Jacobs Published December 01, 2016. Nearly 2,500 refugees from terrorism hotspots around the world are bound for the U.S. after being rejected by Australia, but not even top lawmakers can get answers about who they are. In an unprecedented move, the U.S. State Department has classified details on refugees to be resettled in America via a secret deal made with Australia. The bi-lateral agreement, which Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called a “one-off,” involves 2,465 people currently being held in Papua New Guinea and Nauru who will now be transferred...
  • Watch: UN Demands Israel Give Golan Back to Syria (truncated)!

    12/01/2016 6:03:01 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 39 replies
    ..... That date marked the 69th anniversary of the UN vote in to approve the Partition Plan, dividing the British-ruled Palestine Mandate into a Jewish state and an Arab state. Click below and learn about the absurd scene at the UN, where the world body issues the ludicrous demand that Israel give the strategic Golan Heights to Syria, the most unstable country in the region. Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7ApsHhA5iY
  • Christmas Party May Have Triggered San Bernardino Terror Attack: Police

    12/01/2016 5:24:30 PM PST · by willk · 83 replies
    ABC news ^ | December 1 2016 | Brian Ross, Megan Christie, Rhonda Schwartz, Josh Margolin
    Authorities believe the terrorist attack on Dec. 2, 2015, in San Bernardino may have been triggered by a mandatory employee training session and lunch replete with holiday decorations, including a Christmas tree, that shooter Syed Farook was forced to attend.
  • Senate Votes 99-0 to Extend Sanctions Against Iran

    12/01/2016 12:37:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/01/2016 | Thomas Kaplan
    WASHINGTON — The Senate voted on Thursday to extend American sanctions against Iran for a decade, sending to President Obama a measure that supporters said would help ensure that the United States could fully respond if Iran were to violate its obligations under the nuclear agreement. Iranian officials, rankled that the legislation to extend sanctions was being considered — the House overwhelmingly passed it last month — have threatened to respond if the United States goes through with the renewal. The 99-to-0 vote Thursday showed the desire of lawmakers to maintain a tough posture toward Iran amid uncertainty over the...
  • Gitmo Prisoners ‘Thought It Was the End of the World’ on Election Night, Asked for Tranquilizers

    12/01/2016 9:20:53 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies
    Gitmo Prisoners ‘Thought It Was the End of the World’ on Election Night, Asked for Tranquilizers BY: Chandler Gill December 1, 2016 10:53 am Prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay military prison in Cuba “thought it was the end of the world” the night of the presidential election and asked their guards for tranquilizers and sleeping pills, CBS correspondent Margaret Brennan reported Thursday. David Remes, the lawyer of one of the prisoners at Guantanamo, recounted to Brennan what his client told him about election night. “He said that many detainees thought that it was the end of the world and felt...
  • Busted Spy in German Intelligence Was Gay Porn Actor, Closet Islamist

    12/01/2016 9:07:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/01/2016 | Michael Walsh
    Goya said the sleep of reason produces monsters. The sleep of Christian morality in the post-religious West produces monsters, too: Two weeks ago, German intelligence agents noticed an unusual user in a chat room known as a digital hideout for Islamic militants. The man claimed to be one of them — and said he was a German spy. He was offering to help Islamists infiltrate his agency’s defenses to stage a strike. Agents lured him into a private chat, and he gave away so many details about the spy agency — and his own directives within it to thwart...
  • Swiss police take up assault rifles over terror threat

    12/01/2016 7:37:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 30 November 2016 11:20 CET+01:00
    Police in Switzerland are arming themselves with assault rifles to be better prepared in the event of a terrorist attack, according to reports. Stefan Blättler, chief of Bern cantonal police, told Swiss-German TV program 10vor10 that his service had bought assault rifles for its police officers and that “several” other cantonal police services in the country were doing the same, reported news agencies on Wednesday. […] The advantage of assault rifles — a long-range selective-fire gun frequently used by the military — is that “they can be used over a longer distance”, he said. …
  • Abbas: We will never recognize Israel

    12/01/2016 5:17:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    INN ^ | 12/01/16 04:12 | Dalit Halevi
    Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who is also leader of Fatah and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), on Wednesday declared that Fatah will never give up on its principles, its character and its identity in order to achieve the dream of freedom and an independent state. Abbas was speaking at the Fatah congress being held in Ramallah, a day after he was re-elected by consensus as Fatah leader. Attendees at the congress, which is being held for the first time since 2009, include representatives of the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorist groups, who were invited directly by Fatah, despite...
  • Report: Obama won't force a peace plan before he leaves

    12/01/2016 4:52:29 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/12/16 | Tal Polon
    US President Barack Obama will almost certainly not pressure Israel to advance a peace process with the Palestinians during his final weeks in office, a new report claims. AP reported that it had obtained information from “US officials” that Obama had no intention of shaking Israel up with a new peace plan before he steps down. According to the officials, Obama had been considering over the past year to make a final grand statement - whether in the form of a speech or through support for a UN resolution - urging a renewed peace plan between Israel and the Palestinians....
  • UN General Assembly president dons PLO flag

    12/01/2016 4:43:54 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/12/16 | Elad Benari
    Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon on Wednesday slammed UN General Assembly President Peter Thomson, who wore a scarf with the colors of the the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)’s flag. Thomson wore the scarf on Tuesday as the UN marked its annual “International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People”. The special session, initiated by the Palestinian Authority’s UN delegation, is held annually on the anniversary of the UN Partition Plan of November 29, 1947, which led to the creation of the state of Israel, recognized by the UN. It is regularly used as an occasion to pass...
  • It’s Time for Honest Talk about Muslim Immigration

    12/01/2016 4:22:04 AM PST · by SJackson · 40 replies
    National REview ^ | November 30, 2016 | David French
    It’s Time for Honest Talk about Muslim Immigration Some immigrants from jihad zones will be involved in murdering Americans. Is this an acceptable price for compassion? By David French — November 30, 2016 At 9:52 a.m. on Monday morning, a silver Honda jumped a curb at Ohio State University and plowed directly into a crowd of students, sending bodies flying through the air. As students rushed to help, a young Somali immigrant, Abdul Razak Ali Ratan, got out of the car and began attacking horrified students with a butcher knife. All told, eleven people were wounded before a university...
  • FBI: Islamic State group might have inspired OSU attacker

    11/30/2016 5:33:29 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 30, 2016 | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS
    A Somali-born student who carried out a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University might have been inspired by the Islamic State group and a former al-Qaida leader, investigators said Wednesday.
  • BREAKING: McCain and Graham Seek to Gut 9/11 Bill to Immunize Foreign Governments Funding Terrorists

    11/30/2016 4:13:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 73 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 30, 2016 | Patrick Poole
    In a Senate floor speech today, Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham announced that they are offering an amendment to strip a key element of the recently passed Justice Against Sponsors of Terror Act (JASTA) that clarifies U.S. law for civil claims against foreign governments for funding terrorism. JASTA was passed in the Senate in May with no objections, and passed the House of Representatives unanimously in September. President Obama promptly vetoed the bill. The Senate and House successfully voted to override the veto and the bill became law. McCain and Graham specifically said they want to strip the "discretionary...
  • Keith Ellison - The Wrong Man at the Wrong Time

    11/30/2016 3:21:33 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 30/11/16 | Alan Dershowitz
    ..... Ellison's sordid past associations with Louis Farrakhan -- the long time leader of the Nation of Islam -- will hurt him in Middle America.... In addition to embracing American enemies abroad, Farrakhan has exhibited a penchant for lacing his sermons with anti-Semitic hate speech. Around the time that Ellison was working with the Nation of Islam, for example, Farrakhan was delivering speeches attacking "the synagogue as Satan." He described Jews as "wicked deceivers of the American people" that have "wrapped [their] tentacles around the U.S. government" and are "deceiving and sending this nation to hell." .... Ellison has struggled...
  • FBI: Islamic State group might have inspired OSU attacker

    11/30/2016 2:22:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 30, 2016 5:03 PM EST | Mike Householder and Andrew Welsh-Huggins
    A Somali-born student who carried out a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University might have been inspired by the Islamic State group and a former al-Qaida leader, investigators said Wednesday. Law enforcement officials said that it’s too soon to say the rampage that hurt 11 people on Monday was terrorism. They said they aren’t aware of any direct contact between the Islamic State group and the attacker, Ohio State student Abdul Razak Ali Artan. “We only believe he may have been inspired” by the group, said Angela Byers, the top FBI agent overseeing federal investigations in the southern half of...
  • Trump says Ohio campus attacker 'should not have been in' US

    11/30/2016 11:27:53 AM PST · by Innovative · 16 replies
    BBC News ^ | Nov. 30, 2016 | BBC News
    Donald Trump has said a Somali refugee student who went on a rampage at an Ohio campus on Monday "should not have been in our country". The President-elect added that "ISIS is taking credit for the terrible stabbing attack", which left 11 people injured. An IS-affiliated news agency claimed business student Abdul Razak Ali Artan as a "soldier".
  • White House warns against blaming Islam for OSU jihad attack

    11/30/2016 2:53:25 AM PST · by detective · 57 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | November 29, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    “Our response to this situation matters. If we respond to this situation by casting aspersions on millions of people that adhere to a particular religion or if we increase our suspicion of people who practice a particular religion, we are more likely going to contribute to acts of violence than we are to prevent them.” Of course we should not cast aspersions on people who had nothing to do with this jihad attack. But this kind of talk is used to preclude any examination of the motivating ideology underlying such attacks, and that leaves us more vulnerable to more such...
  • OSU Diversity Officer Urges Compassion for Somali Terrorist Who Attacked Students

    11/30/2016 11:19:50 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 59 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/30/16 | Debra Heine
    The Ohio State University assistant director of residence life allegedly expressed sympathy for Somali stabber Abdul Razak Ali Artan in a bizarre Facebook post Monday that has since gone viral. Stephanie Clemons Thompson urged her followers to have compassion for Artan after he expressed a desire "to kill a billion infidels" and then tried to kill as many as he could at OSU. She also urged people to “think of the pain he must have been in,” and used the hashtags #BlackLivesMatter and #SayHisName (which BLM uses to denote victims of police brutality). If Ohio State officer Alan Horujko had...
  • 'It's FORBIDDEN' Hungarian village bans Muslims and liberals to 'STOP EU sending migrants

    11/30/2016 10:55:17 AM PST · by kevcol · 24 replies
    Express-UK ^ | November 30, 2016 | Rebecca Perring
    The Mayor of Asotthalom Laszlo Toroczkai has unveiled a "preventative action package" of laws to make it clear that people worshiping Islam and left-wingers are not welcome. The controversial plans are to ensure the village does not have to bow to the European Union’s mandatory migrant quotas. The new rules, which were announced on the village council's social media page, contained a personal message from the mayor, which read: "Instead of looking for a scapegoat, I offer an immediate solution, a defence against the forced mass resettlement of migrants by Brussels.
  • German spy agency finds it hired an Islamic extremist mole

    11/30/2016 9:44:25 AM PST · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 30 Nov 2016 | DAVID RISING
    BERLIN (AP) — On one side of the internet chat was an Islamic extremist who had just got himself a job with Germany's domestic intelligence agency. On the other side was an agent of Germany's domestic intelligence agency pretending to be an Islamic extremist. When the 51-year-old mole, a German who had converted to Islam, offered to use his new job to provide information to "help the brothers" plan an attack against his employer, German law enforcement swooped in. It appears little harm was done to the intelligence agency, known by its German acronym BfV, Duesseldorf prosecutors said Wednesday. "So...
  • Italy: Migrants Riot After Being Denied Asylum, Refuse to Leave, Demand Their 'Daily Allowance'

    11/30/2016 4:31:26 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 24 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | 11/28/2016 | Chris Menahan
    Video from Italian TV shows African migrants rioting after being denied asylum due to criminal behavior. Rather than peacefully leave the refugee center where they were staying, the migrants barricaded themselves in a room and "demanded" they be given their "daily allowance." Seven officers were injured trying to evict the criminals while only four migrants were arrested. The report says the refugee center is causing nothing but trouble as many of the migrants are "involved in theft and attempted rape." (Watch video at link) Reports surfaced last week suggesting Italy's Minister of the Interior, Angelino Alfano, is planning to throw...
  • Islamists Won: Charlie Hebdo Disappears

    11/30/2016 4:22:32 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 30/11/16 | Giullio Meotti
    Over twenty years, fear has already devoured important pieces of Western culture and journalism. They all disappeared in a ghastly act of self-censorship: the cartoons of a Danish newspaper, a "South Park" episode, paintings in London's Tate Gallery, a book published by the Yale University Press; Mozart's Idomeneo, the Dutch film "Submission", the name and face of the US cartoonist Molly Norris, a book cover by Art Spiegelman and Sherry Jones's novel, "Jewel of Medina", to name just a few. Most of them have become ghosts living in hiding, hidden in some country house, or retired to private life, victims...
  • Cuba is a Gulag and the Left Likes It

    11/30/2016 4:10:16 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/11/16 | Giulio Meotti
    ..... The real Cuba is that of the dissidents, such as Guillermo Fariñas, a psychologist and independent journalist, and Oscar Biscet, the heroic doctor on the island where there are more abortions than births. Half a million Cubans passed through the Gulag of Fidel Castro in Cuba. In comparison to the total population of the island that is eleven million, the Castro dictatorship boasted the highest per capita political incarceration rate in the world. Castro institutionalized torture against the “anti-socialist elements”. Not to mention the systematic repression, brutal and disproportionate with regard to the minimum of dissent. And to compensate...
  • Andrew Breitbart tweet before death adds fuel to online speculation of D.C. sex-trafficking ring

    11/28/2016 3:55:15 PM PST · by MNDude · 280 replies
    Explosive claims by Internet sleuths, which were prompted after reading stolen documents belonging to Mr. Podesta, have been derided as “viciously phony” by Fox News’ Howard Kurtz. A tweet by Mr. Breitbart shortly before his March 1, 2012, death is now being cited by online researchers as proof that they are onto something big. “How prog-guru John Podesta isn’t household name as world class underage sex slave op cover-upperer defending unspeakable dregs escapes me,” Mr. Breitbart wrote Feb. 4, 2011. The conservative icon’s death at age 43 was attributed to “heart failure.” “Hi John, The realtor found a handkerchief (I...
  • Trump's plan to deport criminals won't be easy. Just ask Obama

    11/29/2016 10:20:28 PM PST · by b4me · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | Nov 29, 2016 | Catherine E. Shoichet & Aaron Kessler
    Donald Trump has vowed to kick off his presidency by swiftly kicking out one segment of the immigrant population: criminals. But that's exactly what the Obama administration says it's been doing for eight years.(snip) Deportations of criminals rose under Obama The number of deportations went up from President George W. Bush’s final year after Obama made deporting criminals a top priority.(snip)
  • IS claims jihadist 'soldier' behind Ohio attack

    The Somali student who wounded 11 people in a car-ramming and knife attack on an Ohio university campus was a "soldier" of the Islamic State group, a jihadist-linked news agency said Tuesday. The Amaq agency said the rampage by Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a logistics student at Ohio State University, was the result of IS calls to action. "He carried out the operation in response to calls to target citizens of international coalition countries," the agency quoted an insider source as saying, according to a translation by the SITE group that monitors extremists.
  • Largest all-female expedition braves Antarctica to fight inequality, climate change

    11/29/2016 9:29:09 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 186 replies
    Largest all-female expedition braves Antarctica to fight inequality, climate change By Umberto Bacchi LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The largest all-female expedition to Antarctica, comprising 76 scientists, is due to set sail from Argentina on Friday in a quest to promote women in science and highlight the impact of climate change on the planet. The international team will brave sub-zero temperatures to undergo a 20-day bootcamp on the frozen continent aimed at developing their leadership skills and challenging male dominance of senior scientific roles. Women make up only 28 percent of the world's researchers and are particularly under-represented at senior...
  • 20-Year-Old in North Carolina Planned to Murder Hundreds for Islamic State

    11/29/2016 9:10:08 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 37 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Nov 29 2016 | John Hayward
    20-year-old Justin Nojan Sullivan pled guilty on Tuesday morning to a chilling terrorist plot in which he planned to use a silenced gun to murder hundreds of people in Virginia and North Carolina on behalf of the Islamic State. He has agreed to serve a life sentence in prison.
  • Reports: Israel attacks targets in Syria

    11/29/2016 9:18:36 PM PST · by Lera · 71 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Elad Benari
    Arab media reports that Israeli aircraft targeted the Syrian army and a Hezbollah convoy near Damascus. Arab media reported on Wednesday morning that Israeli aircraft carried out two airstrikes in the Damascus area overnight Tuesday. One report said that the first airstrike hit a weapons warehouse belonging to the Syrian army near Damascus. The second attack, according to the report, targeted a convoy of cars belonging to the Hezbollah terrorist group. Other Syrian websites reported that the attack on the Hezbollah convoy was meant to thwart a delivery of missiles from Syria to Lebanon. According to these reports, the convoy...
  • Carrier Corp. Agrees to Keep About 1,000 Jobs at Indiana Plant

    11/29/2016 8:45:40 PM PST · by vooch · 71 replies
    wsj.com ^ | Updated Nov. 29, 2016 9:44 p.m. ET | Ted Mann
    Carrier Corp. has agreed to keep in Indiana roughly half of the 2,100 jobs it had planned to shift to Mexico, after a lobbying effort from the incoming Trump administration.
  • Report: India Inks $1.4 Billion deal with Israel

    11/29/2016 6:11:30 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    United With Israel ^ | 30/11/16 | Barney Breen-Portnoy
    (Yossi Zeliger/Flash90) Israeli drone Report: India Inks $1.4 Billion Deal for Acquisition of Israeli Radar Systems and Drones Print Email 4 Comments Nov 27, 2016 Related: Drones Indian Air Force Israel Aerospace Industries Israel-India relations Share Tweet Email Next year will mark the 25th anniversary of the 1992 establishment of full diplomatic relations between Israel and India. By: Barney Breen-Portnoy/The Algemeiner India signed a $1.4 billion contract with Israel Aerospace Industries earlier this month for the acquisition of two airborne early warning and control radar systems and ten unmanned aerial vehicles, Air&Cosmos International reported this week. The deal was said...
  • German Intelligence Officer "Arrested In Islamist Plot" To Blow Up Spy Headquarters

    11/29/2016 5:20:13 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Nov 29, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    In the latest scandal set to rock Germany, Spiegel reports that a German intelligence officer has been arrested over a suspected Islamist plot to bomb the agency's headquarters in Cologne, raising fears that the spy agency itself has been infiltrated. The 51-year-old official had made a "partial confession" to the plot, Spiegel reports. *snip* Online chats were apparently found between the suspect and other Islamists in which he attempted to recruit them to the intelligence agency to mount an attack on "non-believers". The man's family reportedly knew nothing of his conversion to Islam and subsequent radicalization.
  • Attack on Indian Army Camp in Jammu and Kashmir Kills 7 Soldiers, 3 Militants

    11/29/2016 3:17:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 11/29/2016 | Anjana Pasricha
    Seven Indian soldiers and three attackers were killed when armed militants stormed an army base in the northern Jammu and Kashmir state early Tuesday. The latest incident is likely to further heighten tensions between India and Pakistan, whose ties hit a low point following a September attack on an Indian army camp in the disputed Kashmir region. The soldiers and militants were killed in a gunbattle that raged for hours after the assailants lobbed grenades and opened fire while trying to enter the Nagrota base, a major army camp that is one of the four command centers in Kashmir. Nagrota...
  • US Islamist group arming up in anticipation of Trump, report claims

    11/29/2016 2:10:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 29, 2016
    An Islamist group with secretive compounds around the U.S. is arming up in anticipation of raids by the incoming Trump administration, according to a new report from a nonprofit think tank. Muslims of America, which is headquartered in Hancock, N.Y., and run from Pakistan by leader Sheikh Gilani, operates 22 “Islamic villages” around the nation. The compounds are legal, but Gilani has recently ordered all unarmed members to gather firearms, licenses and hunting permits, according to Clarion Project. Gilani believes his group will be targeted by Trump.
  • True to form, White House avoids phrase ‘radical Islam’ in Ohio State attack

    11/29/2016 1:05:18 PM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/29/16 | Dave Boyer
    When it comes to radical Islamic terrorism, the Obama White House is going out on a consistent note. President Obama’s spokesman acknowledged Tuesday that an attack by a Muslim student at Ohio State University may have been motivated by extremism, but he cautioned against blaming it on radical Islam — a phrase he carefully avoided, in keeping with Mr. Obama’s practice. “Our response as a country to this situation matters,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest. “If we respond to this situation by casting aspersions on millions of people that adhere to a particular religion, or if we increase...
  • Terrorist who planted bomb on Honolulu flight released to West Africa

    11/29/2016 12:36:35 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 26 replies
    Honolulu Star-Advertiser ^ | Tuesday, November 29, 2016 | Associated Press
    <p>BUFFALO, N.Y. >> A Jordanian-born Palestinian who was imprisoned in the United States for putting a bomb on a Hawaii-bound flight in 1982 has been relocated to the West African country of Mauritania.</p> <p>Mohammed Rashed’s attorney said Monday that Rashed, who had been held in federal detention outside Buffalo, was removed from the United States earlier this month.</p>
  • Egyptian actor announces he is Jewish - on Egyptian TV

    11/29/2016 10:51:59 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/11/16 | Gabe Friedman
    JTA - If an actor talked about his Jewishness in an interview in the United States, he wouldn’t make headlines. But in Egypt — where levels of anti-Semitism are high and Jews are often ridiculed on TV shows and in other aspects of popular culture — that kind of revelation is a big deal. Karim Kassem, who has appeared in prominent roles in Egyptian movies and TV series, told an Egyptian talk show host last week that his mother was Jewish. Kassem, 30, revealed that he discovered his Jewish roots as a boy while complaining about Jews. After he said...
  • UN official: Palestinian recognition was historic milestone

    11/29/2016 10:38:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 29, 2016 12:53 PM EST
    A top U.N. official says the admission of Palestine to the United Nations as a non-member Observer State in 2012 was a historic milestone. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, reflecting on the state of the Israel-Palestinian conflict as part of the U.N.’s “International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People,” acknowledged both the achievements and lost opportunities related to the conflict as he and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon near the end of their tenure this year. …