Satellite Confirms Syrian Temple’s Destruction: UN
Aug30

Satellite Confirms Syrian Temple’s Destruction: UN

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Satellite images have confirmed the destruction of a Roman-era temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra, a United Nations agency said, after the hardline Islamic State group claimed responsibility for blowing up the structure a week ago. Islamic State detonated explosives in the ancient Baal Shamin temple on Aug. 25, an act that cultural agency UNESCO has called a war crime aimed at wiping out a symbol of...

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American military’s reputation in Europe boosted by Americans who foiled train shooter
Aug28

American military’s reputation in Europe boosted by Americans who foiled train shooter

Yes:” human beings can have an impact on broader, existing, ingrained perceptions. The Christian Science Monitor reports that the often (unfairly) tarnished image of the U.S. military in Europe is on the upswing, and part of the reason is the actions — and reactions — of the unarmed Americans on that train who sprang into action to tackle and beat down a suspected terrorist: “Behaving like military” can be a loaded...

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The Faces of the Heroes in Train Attack in France
Aug23

The Faces of the Heroes in Train Attack in France

The U.S. Air Force has released a set of photos of the three American heroes who, through their actions, saved “countless” lives during what the Air Force describes as “a terrorist attack aboard a train headed toward Paris Aug. 21.” Read more here and here. Lead photo: Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone along with Jane D. Hartly, the U.S. ambassador to France, and his two friends speak at a press conference in Paris Aug. 23,...

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(Updates) Two U.S. Troops, ‘Heroes’ in Train Attack, Named
Aug23

(Updates) Two U.S. Troops, ‘Heroes’ in Train Attack, Named

Update III: In continuing updates, the U.K. Telegraph is providing additional details about the foiled attack on the Amsterdam to Paris train on Friday evening. The Telegraph has identified the passenger who was first to attempt to grab the gunman’s AK-47 as Mark Mooligan, an American-born professor at the Sorbonne. The Telegraph: [Mr.Mooligan] tackled the Kalashnikov assault rifle off El-Khazzani, who then drew a sidearm and shot him...

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Two US Marines reportedly foil attack on European train
Aug22

Two US Marines reportedly foil attack on European train

BERLIN — Two U.S. Marines on a train from Paris to Amsterdam apparently broke up what is being investigated as a possible terror attack Friday that injured three people, including one American. According to the French newspaper Le Monde, the Marines, in civilian clothes at the time, heard “the sound of a heavy weapon being loaded”… graphic via...

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The seduction of ignorance
Aug16

The seduction of ignorance

Within days of 9/11, latest documents show, the US government with partners ATT and Verizon, were engaged in deeply illegal monitoring of American voters. Keep in mind that the presidency had changed hands less than a year earlier in a way that severely challenged the authenticity of that general election. “Our pet goat” was in the White House and the system that guaranteed watchful eyes on the functioning of government,...

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Report: ISIS Leader Raped American Hostage
Aug14

Report: ISIS Leader Raped American Hostage

Kayla Mueller, the American woman who died earlier this year after being held hostage by Islamic State militants, was raped repeatedly while held captive by the group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ABC News reported on Friday, citing unnamed U.S. counter-terrorism officials. ABC News reported that Mueller’s family confirmed that U.S. government officials had told them...

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Spain arrests man for selling ISIS clothing line
Aug12

Spain arrests man for selling ISIS clothing line

MADRID (Reuters) – Spanish police have arrested a man for selling T-shirts showing a British aid worker as he was about to be executed by Islamic State militants as well as a range of clothing bearing IS slogans, the government said on Wednesday. The man, a Spanish citizen whose name was not released, was detained during a police operation on Tuesday night in Naron in northwestern Spain. From his shop and online he sold a range...

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Afghan civilian carnage rising, UN says
Aug05

Afghan civilian carnage rising, UN says

The carnage of civilians in Afghanistan has worsened as the pro-US President, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, struggles to find a path of peace talks with rebel Taliban leaders with Pakistan’s help. Caught up in fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the US seems to have left Ghani and his people to stew in their own mess. The United Nations reported that 1,592 civilians died and 3,329 were injured in Afghanistan during the first...

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Netanyahu must combat the ayatollahs within (Guest Voice)
Aug05

Netanyahu must combat the ayatollahs within (Guest Voice)

Netanyahu must combat the ayatollahs within By Rabbi Dow Marmur JERUSALEM — I’m still among those who don’t know if the Iran deal is as bad as many in Israel say it is or better than its alternatives, which retired big-wigs in the Israeli defense establishment seem to suggest. But it’s becoming increasingly clear that Prime Minister Netanyahu’s campaign against the deal is bad for Israel. Not only has it wrecked the relationship...

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Afghanistan: Another costly war lost?
Aug01

Afghanistan: Another costly war lost?

We found out only the other day that Afghan/Taliban leader, Mullah Omar, died about two year ago. We may take a good deal more time admitting to ourselves (if we ever really do) that — in Afghanistan — we have lost yet another war. The Taliban have won. The international conflict that Mullah Omar helped to start in 2001 is still going on, having cost, thus far, the lives of an estimated ninety-one thousand Afghans,...

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Cartoon: ISIS recruitment poster – For Him
Jul28
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Cartoon: ISIS recruitment poster — for her
Jul28
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NATO supports Turkey on tackling ISIL and PKK threats
Jul28

NATO supports Turkey on tackling ISIL and PKK threats

NATO has offered political support for Turkey’s campaign against fighters in Syria and Iraq at a rare meeting in Brussels, as Ankara said the alliance may have a “duty” to become more involved. The extraordinary meeting at the NATO headquarters on Tuesday is the fifth in the organisation’s 66-year history. It came just days after...

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Turkey joins battle against Islamic State in Syria
Jul25

Turkey joins battle against Islamic State in Syria

BEIRUT — Turkey has long been a reluctant partner in the U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State militants. Since the U.S. first launched airstrikes in Iraq nearly a year ago, leaders in Ankara had refused to join in, and until this week, had barred coalition warplanes from even using Turkish air bases to mount attacks in neighboring… graphic via...

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NSA Whistle-blower, William Binney, Says Agency’s Methods Make Us Less Safe
Jul22

NSA Whistle-blower, William Binney, Says Agency’s Methods Make Us Less Safe

In a very powerful exclusive interview, I recently had the privilege of speaking to an American hero, William Binney, NSA whistleblower. We discussed how NSA mass data collection makes us LESS safe; how the intentions behind it are not misguided but positively nefarious; how the lies that have been told about it are snowballing, and how Rand Paul presidential candidacy may uniquely represent an opportunity for change. Click below for...

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‘They will blow you up,’ British PM Cameron warns at unveiling of 5-year counter-extremism plan
Jul20

‘They will blow you up,’ British PM Cameron warns at unveiling of 5-year counter-extremism plan

British Prime Minister David Cameron has unveiled a new, five-year plan to “tackle the poisonous Islamist ideology that is so hostile to British values.” I’ll be making a major speech on extremism today – how we can tackle the poisonous Islamist ideology that is so hostile to British values.— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) July 20, 2015 It’s… Photo by Valsts kanceleja/ State Chancellery from R?ga, Latvija [CC BY-SA 2.0...

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Responding to Terrorism
Jul20

Responding to Terrorism

The terrorist attack in Chattanooga will certainly add fuel to the fire of people who are already paranoid about Muslims living in the USA. So what if plenty of peaceful American Muslims are appalled by what happened and would never condone such an act? The mere fact that they share certain religious beliefs with Islamic terrorists makes them guilty by association, right? Shouldn’t Islam now be outlawed from the public square? If acts...

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Deal with Iran: Payback for Saudi Role on 9-11? (L’Orient Le Jour, Lebanon)
Jul18

Deal with Iran: Payback for Saudi Role on 9-11? (L’Orient Le Jour, Lebanon)

If senior officials of one of your closest allies played a role in the most devastating terrorist attacks ever to strike your country – it seems logical that one might look for alternatives. So – did the Saudi role in the September 11th attacks figure in the agreement on Iran’s nuclear program reached in Vienna last week? In this interview with Lebanon’s L’Orient Le Jour, Dr. Patrice Gourdin, Professor...

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Breaking News: Four Killed at Naval Reserve Center (Updates)
Jul18

Breaking News: Four Killed at Naval Reserve Center (Updates)

Even more bad news: The U.S. Navy reports: A male Navy Petty Officer succumbed to wounds received in the July 16 shooting at the Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) in Chattanooga, Tennessee July 18 at 2:17 a.m. In total, four U.S. Marines and one Sailor were killed in the incident. His name will not be released until 24 hours after the next of kin process is completed. Update 5: Various media outlets have identified the four...

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