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  • BREAKING: Islamist Terror Plot To Assassinate UK Prime Minister Theresa May Foiled

    12/05/2017 5:51:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    We have some breaking news coming from the United Kingdom. Apparently, British intelligence and security services have foiled an assassination plot against Prime Minister Theresa May.  Sky News reports that the head of MI5, Britain’s internal security service, briefed the May’s cabinet, telling them that a plot to launch some sort of explosive device at Downing Street in the hopes of killing Prime Minister May. We’ll keep you updated on the matterVia Sky News: Sky's Crime Correspondent Martin Brunt said: "It's the latest in a number of terror plots that police and MI5 believe they've foiled this year."I understand that...
  • Trump tells Abbas intends to move embassy to Jerusalem: Abbas spokesman

    12/05/2017 8:17:17 AM PST · by BusterDog · 22 replies
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump informed Palestinian President Mahmolud Abbas on Tuesday that he intends to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, Abbas’s spokesman said.
  • Amid Growing Criticism, Trump Delays Decision on Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's Capital

    12/05/2017 4:03:01 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 42 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-04-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    Wait. It comes as a surprise to President Trump that many world leaders, especially from the Middle East, oppose him recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's historic and undivided capital? Facing dark warnings of a historic misstep and widespread unrest, US President Donald Trump on Monday delayed a decision on whether to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and move the US embassy there. The White House said Trump would miss a deadline to decide on shifting the embassy from Tel Aviv, after a frantic 48 hours of public warnings from allies and private phone calls between world leaders. When he was...
  • United States Illegal Alien Crime Report

    12/05/2017 8:17:47 AM PST · by safetysign · 23 replies
    ILLEGAL ALIEN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED WOMAN AT BUS STOP WHILE SHE WAS HAVING A SEIZURE DECEMBER 3, 2017 GERMANTOWN, MD (ABC7) — A disabled woman’s trip to her local 7-Eleven morphed into a terrifying experience when a stranger sexually assaulted her during an unforeseen medical emergency. The victim, … [read more]
  • EU urges caution in US Jerusalem decision

    12/05/2017 2:07:26 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/12/17
    (AFP) - The European Union warned on Tuesday of possible "serious repercussions" if United States President Donald Trump decides to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and move the US embassy there. EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini's office said, in a statement, that "any decision or unilateral action affecting Jerusalem's status" might have "serious repercussions on public opinion in large parts of the world." It added, "The focus should therefore remain on the efforts to restart the peace process and avoiding any action that would undermine such efforts." ....
  • Erdoğan: Jerusalem issue could end Israel ties

    12/05/2017 1:57:31 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/12/17
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan says the Jerusalem issue is likely to bring an end to the diplomatic relations between Turkey and Israel, according to Reuters. .....
  • 'Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital a horrible tragedy'

    12/05/2017 12:03:05 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/12/17 | David Rosenberg
    Video A top Democrat warned President Donald Trump against recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital Monday night, calling the expected declaration “a horrible tragedy”. .....
  • Embassy waiver lapses - is embassy move underway?

    12/04/2017 11:56:24 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/12/17 | David Rosenberg
    The security waiver used by every president since Bill Clinton to avoid implementation of a 1995 law requiring the US embassy in Israel be relocated to the capital city of Jerusalem lapsed Monday night amid speculation President Donald Trump could officially recognize the city as Israel’s capital or even announce an embassy move as early as this week. .....
  • Israeli missiles target Syrian military facility near Damascus: Syrian state media

    12/04/2017 5:29:54 PM PST · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12-4-17 | Staff
    Syrian state media on Monday said Israel had fired missiles at a Syrian military facility in the Damascus countryside, adding that Syrian air defense systems had intercepted three of the missiles. “Our air defenses are confronting an Israeli missile attack on one of our sites in the Damascus suburbs and three of the targets were downed,” state news agency SANA said, adding the attacks happened at 11:30 p.m. Monday. A witness told Reuters late on Monday three strong explosions were heard from the direction of Jamraya, west of Damascus. Another witness said thick smoke could be seen rising over the...
  • Pope says he 'wept' while meeting Rohingya refugees

    12/04/2017 7:27:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 3 December 2017 04:48 CET+01:00 | Catherine Marciano, AFP
    Pope Francis on Saturday said he wept hearing the plight first-hand of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, adding that this meeting was a condition set for his trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh. The Rohingya meeting was a highly symbolic gesture of solidarity with the Muslim minority fleeing violence in Myanmar, and the pontiff told journalists on his plane flying back to Rome that the refugees cried as well. “I knew that I was going to meet the Rohingyas, but I did not know where and how; for me, it was one of the conditions of the trip,” he said. The usually...
  • Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban

    12/04/2017 2:12:08 PM PST · by billorites · 88 replies
    AP News ^ | December 2017 | Mark Sherman
    The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries. The justices, with two dissenting votes, said Monday that the policy can take full effect even as legal challenges against it make their way through the courts. The action suggests the high court could uphold the latest version of the ban that Trump announced in September. The ban applies to travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Lower courts had said people from those nations with a claim of a “bona fide”...
  • In One German Region, Unemployment of Migrant Crisis Arrivals is 96 Per Cent

    12/04/2017 1:18:18 PM PST · by davikkm · 36 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    Migrant unemployment continues to be a major problem with the district of Salzlandkreis seeing only 56 out of 1,530 migrants registered at the jobcentre able to find full-time work. While the number is up from last year, when 24 migrants were in full-time positions, the total percentage of the total migrant workforce on work is only 3.6 per cent, Mitteldeutsche Zeitung reports. “The refugee target group still presents a special challenge,” head of the district employment agency Thomas Holz said. Mr. Holz said the main issues are the language barrier and the recognition of qualifications and academic degrees from overseas....
  • Supreme Court allows President Trump's travel ban to go fully into effect

    12/04/2017 1:23:34 PM PST · by abb · 152 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | December 4, 2017 | staff
    The Supreme Court is allowing President Donald Trump's latest travel ban on six Muslim-majority nations to go into effect. Two of the nine justices dissented
  • [National Geographic} Climate Change and Water Woes Drove ISIS Recruiting in Iraq

    12/04/2017 11:46:37 AM PST · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    National Geographic ^ | November 14, 2017 | Peter Schwartzstein
    Climate Change and Water Woes Drove ISIS Recruiting in Iraq [Snip] Across rural Iraq and Syria, farmers, officials, and village elders tell similar stories of desperate farmhands swapping backhoes for assault rifles. Already battered by decades of shoddy environmental policies, which had hobbled agriculture and impoverished its dependents, these men were in no state to navigate the extra challenges of climate change. And so when ISIS came along, propelled in large part by sectarian grievances and religious fanaticism, many of the most environmentally damaged Sunni Arab villages quickly emerged as some of the deep-pocketed jihadists’ foremost recruiting grounds.
  • Report: Trump ‘Frustrated’ With Aides Opposing Jerusalem Embassy Move

    12/04/2017 9:47:08 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Dec 2017 | DEBORAH DANAN
    TEL AVIV – President Donald Trump reportedly became “agitated and exasperated” at the lack of action on his campaign promise to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, with sources telling the Washington Post that the White House may compromise by formally declaring Jerusalem to be Israel’s capital. According to the report, a meeting was convened between senior national security aides with the expected outcome that Trump would once again sign the biannual waiver postponing the embassy move. The Washington Post reported: Over a discussion that lasted nearly an hour, Trump, who stayed longer than expected, became agitated and exasperated at...
  • Turkey warns US of 'major catastrophe' if Trump moves embassy

    12/04/2017 7:24:33 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 66 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/12/17 | David Rosenberg
    The Turkish government has warned the US that it could spark a “major catastrophe” if President Trump follows through on his 2016 campaign promise to relocate the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. The warning was made Monday during a press conference held by Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag. During the televised statement, Bozdag warned the US against either relocating its embassy or even recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, claiming that any change in the status quo could cause a “catastrophe”. "If the status of Jerusalem is changed and another step is taken... that would be a major catastrophe.”...
  • Are We “Running Out Of Time” On North Korea?

    12/04/2017 7:03:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/04/2017 | Karen Townsend
    Have you noticed a recurring answer coming out in interviews with politicians and Trump administration members lately when the subject of North Korea comes up? Over and over the answer to the seriousness of threats from North Korea is, “We’re running out of time.” I’ve heard that answer several times just this weekend.Unless you’ve been in a medically induced coma the past year or so, it is clear that the crazy-like-a-fox brutal dictator, Kim Jong-un, in North Korea has a nuclear war with America on his to-do list. After a brief hiatus, another advanced ballistic missile test was launched...
  • Relatives of Berlin Christmas Market Victims Pen Angry Letter to Merkel

    12/04/2017 6:57:06 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-03-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    Relatives of the 12 people who were killed in last year's horrific terror attack at a Christmas market in Berlin have spoken out publicly against the treatment they've gotten from German Chancellor Angela Merkel. One of their complaints is that, although it was a widely publicized and horrific attack, Merkel has not expressed personal condolences. Apparently, "Mutti Merkel" is so busy creating an even bigger and more powerful EU that she can't spare the time to reach out to terror victims' families. The relatives wrote an open letter that was published by German news magazine Der Spiegel on Friday. In...
  • Yemen's Houthi Rebels Claim Ex-president Killed

    12/04/2017 6:05:30 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | Monday, December 4, 2017 | AFP
    [subtitle: Video circulating online appears to show Ali Abdullah Saleh's corpse being dragged on the ground] Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed Monday that ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh had been killed as fighting shook the capital Sana'a following the collapse of his alliance with the insurgents. The claim, which could not be independently confirmed, came as Yemen's long and devastating civil war took a potentially decisive turn. Heavy clashes were reported in the city between forces loyal to Saleh and the Iran-backed Shiite rebels, who together seized control of Sana'a from the internationally recognized government three years ago. Moving to take advantage...
  • Can't Kill Enough to Win? Think Again

    12/03/2017 7:12:18 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 52 replies
    US Naval Institute ^ | December 2017 | LTC David Boliano and LTC John Taylor
    When is the United States going to do the killing necessary to beat its terrorist enemies or eliminate them entirely? Those given the awful task of combat must be able to act with the necessary savagery and purposefulness to destroy those acting as, or in direct support of, Islamic terrorists worldwide. In 2008, then-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Admiral Michael Mullen said, “We can’t kill our way to victory.” Ever since, many have parroted his words. But what if Admiral Mullen was wrong? The United States has been at war with radical Islamists four times longer than...