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Neo-NeoCon • Tue 2015 Jun 30, 8:14pm

Yesterday there were three terrorist attacks, the worst of which in terms of loss of life (38 people) occurred on a beach in Sousse, Tunisia that is popular with European tourists. … The goal: to frighten the West and to harm the Tunisian tourist industry. Mission accomplished. … this incident reminds me very very much of the 1997 Luxor massacre in Egypt. … not much has changed except the scope of the problem….

CBS / AP • Sun 2015 Jun 21, 8:51pm

Turkish news agencies say that authorities have arrested two Georgian citizens who tried to enter the Turkey with radioactive material, including cesium.…

ChiCom Flag
War News Updates Editor • Fri 2015 Jun 19, 8:07pm

…It is in the interest of both the U.S. and China to keep the peace .... unfortunately .... China's big problem is not with the U.S. but with its neighbors. With the exception of Russia, China is in a territorial dispute with everyone of its neighbors .... and all sides are refusing to back down.…

Zip, Weasel Zippers • Mon 2015 Jun 15, 11:06pm

A weekend volley of U.S. airstrikes on a farmhouse in eastern Libya didn’t just target a notorious, one-eyed al Qaeda leader. Mokhtar Belmokhtar—nicknamed “the Uncatchable”—was gathered together with a “Star Wars bar” of al Qaeda and ISIS members, a senior administration official tells The Daily Beast.

“He was meeting with more than 20 locals and core al Qaeda and ISIL members,” the official said, using an alternate acronym for the terror group. “He was apparently trying to bring them together,” to get the disparate militant groups to cooperate….

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Paul Alster, Fox News • Sun 2015 Jun 14, 9:13pm

The latest religious minority to be caught in the Syrian crossfire are the Druze, who have long enjoyed the protection of the Assad regime, but now find themselves under attack from the Al Qaeda-linked Al Nusra Front and could soon look to Israel for help.

The slaughter Wednesday of more than 20 members of Syria's Druze community, a monotheistic religion that incorporates elements including philosophy, Judaisim, Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism, could signal a coming humanitarian crisis, according to officials in Israel, which has a sizeable Druze population of its own….

Israel, whose Druze community is generally well-regarded, has so far stayed out of the Syrian war. But recent events have prompted speculation that Israel could move to aid Syria's Druze population considering the faith's status in the Jewish State.…

Times of Israel / AFP • Sun 2015 Jun 14, 12:22pm

The historic Christian Syrian town of Maaloula celebrated Saturday as a new statue of the Virgin Mary was erected in its center, replacing the figure destroyed in rebel attacks in 2013.

Dozens of families gathered alongside government officials and religious dignitaries in the main square, which was adorned with government flags and a giant portrait of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.…

Nickarama, Weasel Zippers • Fri 2015 Jun 12, 7:35pm

State Dept Unable To Issue Any Overseas Passports And Visas Due To ‘Technical Glitch’, Not Ruling Out Hack…

Isn't this the basic, if not the only useful, function the State Dept provides citizens?
Baron Bodissey, Gates of Vienna • Thu 2015 Jun 11, 8:49am

This report extensively details the networks of radical left non-profits, foundations, government agencies and the personalities behind them. Unbeknownst to most Americans they are using refugee resettlement as a pretext to import waves of immigrants from third-world nations as a key front in Obama’s strategy of “fundamentally transforming” America. These refugees have little interest in assimilating. Many are from Muslim countries, view immigration as “Hijra” i.e. a subversive means to invade a foreign nation, and have demonstrated a willingness to either support or engage in terrorism both in America and abroad.…

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Yasser Okbi, Maariv Hashavua, Jerusalem Post • Thu 2015 Jun 11, 8:39am

Local government officials in towns near the Gaza border reported on Sunday receiving complaints from residents who say they hear digging underground. … “According to the complaints, the digging hasn’t stopped for a moment.” … Local residents believe that the next round of fighting is simply a matter of time. …

Nagasaki Mushroom Cloud
Sarah Kaufman and Vladi Vovcuk, Vocativ • Wed 2015 Jun 10, 8:40pm

Russian media is whipping up fear about a potential nuclear attack by the United States—and it’s all thanks to a prank video featuring confused people in San Diego.

The video at the center of the nuclear fear-mongering features Americans allegedly signing a petition to annihilate Russia. Mark Dice, a conspiracy theorist and activist, produced the video. It shows him approaching passers-by in San Diego, asking them to support a plan by President Obama to nuke Russia in order to keep America the world’s leading superpower. …

Carey Lodge, Christian Today • Wed 2015 Jun 10, 3:51pm

(Jun 8) As Islamic State tightens its grip on Libya, 86 Eritrean Christians have reportedly been kidnapped in the country.

Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch • Tue 2015 Jun 9, 8:50am

…the Syrian Orthodox Church of St. Ephrem, which they emptied last fall, will reopen soon as the “mosque of the mujahideen” or jihad fighters. …

Jenny Stanton, Mail • Sun 2015 Jun 7, 6:24pm

This is the incredible moment elated Syrian women tear off their black shapeless robes as they enter Kurdish-controlled territory after fleeing for their lives from the clutches of Islamic State.

In two video clips released exclusively to MailOnline, men, women and children are seen celebrating their arrival in Rojava in the north of the country.

Two women pull off their robes to reveal colourful dresses while another removes her headscarf and lets it fly away in the wind after escaping religious persecution under ISIS. …

Would that these were the Syrians we were bringing to America!
Abdullah al-Shihri, MyWay News / AP • Sat 2015 Jun 6, 10:56pm

Saudi Arabia said it shot down a Scud missile fired by Yemen's Shiite rebels and their allies early Saturday at a Saudi city that is home to a large air base, marking a major escalation in the monthslong war.

On a scale of none-to-serious, SCUDs are serious.
Michael T. Hamilton, PJ Media • Fri 2015 Jun 5, 12:52pm

A two-star Air Force general drew heavy fire for mentioning Christ at a National Day of Prayer event on May 7, when the shrewdly named Military Religious Freedom Foundation called for “Major General Craig S. Olson [to] be immediately, aggressively and very visibly brought to justice for his unforgivable crimes and transgressions via trial by General Courts Martial.” …

CNN • Wed 2015 Jun 3, 10:30pm

Usaamah Rahim, who was fatally shot after waving a military knife at law enforcement officers in Boston, was originally plotting to behead Pamela Geller… radicalized by ISIS and other extremists, decided instead to target… police…

Jerusalem Post • Wed 2015 Jun 3, 6:20pm

…Kerry's meeting, in which the alleged assassination attempt took place, was with Gulmurod Khalimov, a senior Tajik police commander, trained in the United States, who announced his defection to Islamic State in a video released last week… Khalimov was well aware of State Department security procedures and he used the knowledge to get another member of his entourage into the secret meeting with Kerry, with the intention of assassinating him… report cited communications intercepted by Russian intelligence from France, the US and Switzerland as confirming that two other people were shot in the incident, one of them fatally.…

Flora Drury, Mail • Wed 2015 Jun 3, 6:17pm

Iraqi police chiefs fear 500 children kidnapped by ISIS militants in recent weeks will be brainwashed into becoming suicide bombers or child soldiers for the Islamic extremists.

The children were taken from Iraq's Anbar and Diyala provinces, and taken to the violent group's bases so they can be used in 'terror attacks', according to authorities in the two regions.…

EU Times • Wed 2015 Jun 3, 5:29pm

A new Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today says that US Secretary of John Kerry was “gravely wounded” yesterday (31 May) after a secret meeting he was holding with a top Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS/ISIL) commander erupted in gunfire in what Federation intelligence analysts are calling an “obvious assassination attempt”.

Would explain the large transport, if he was in a serious hospitalized situation.
Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit • Tue 2015 Jun 2, 8:01pm

A Boston man Usaama Rahim was killed by an FBI agent and a police officer today. The man was under surveillance by FBI counter-terrorism units. Usaama went after the police with a knife. However his brother Ibrahim, a local imam, said Usaama was “shot in the back” and his last words were, “I can’t breathe.”

I can't breathe, either. From laughing so hard at trotting out the triteness.
sundance, Conservative Treehouse • Sun 2015 May 31, 8:05pm

Cyclist Killed, Motorist Shot In Neck, 9 Incidents In Past Month … and now a ballistics match between the Cyclist and the Motorist. …

ABC News / AP • Sat 2015 May 30, 11:24pm

Authorities say a man wanted in connection with the shooting of an Oklahoma police officer was found hiding in a closet of a house in southeast Kansas.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says 22-year-old Alejandro Garcia was captured without incident early Friday in a house east of Liberty, Kansas.…

Greg Miller & Adam Goldman, Wash Post • Sat 2015 May 30, 7:37pm

The rebel group that has seized power in Yemen has taken at least four U.S. citizens prisoner, according to U.S. officials who said that efforts to secure the Americans’ release have faltered.…

Dr. Tar, IOTW Report • Sat 2015 May 30, 7:29pm

…Even the Daily Mail almost glosses over the background to this story until the very end of the article (below all the fine pictures of Lucas and Frazier) that’s where you’ll find this quote.

“We’ve been stressing this for months and months now. It’s no different from last week. We get a BOLO (be-on-the-lookout) from the state alerting us that the Black Gangster Disciples have put out an SOS, or Shoot on Sight, for police officers,” he said.”

Thanks for clarifying that British tabloid.

Dee Duren, NewsOn6 • Sat 2015 May 30, 9:35am

The Montgomery County Kansas Sheriff's Office has released mug shots of the three people arrested in the shooting of an Oologah police officer Thursday night.

Officer Charles Neill was shot in the head during a pursuit after another officer tried to arrest three people in a Talala traffic stop. Alejandro Garcia, 22; Cesar Rios; 23, and Roxanne Mendoza, 20, were arrested by Kansas law enforcement after fleeing from the Oklahoma law enforcement officers. …

The incident began in Talala when an officer clocked a vehicle going 58 in a 45 mph zone. When he pulled the vehicle over, the driver gave him a license that was good only in Mexico. The officer said the driver also smelled of alcohol. He called Oologah for backup and the chase began. …

Jay Korff, WJLA / AP • Mon 2015 May 25, 12:06pm

A bomb squad safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in an unattended vehicle parked on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol and the vehicle's owner was found and arrested…

Baron Bodissey, Gates of Vienna • Mon 2015 May 25, 7:44am

…It is commonly stated that Islam is a political ideology disguised as a religion, but it is even more than that: Islam is political malware. It is superbly adapted to invade alien political systems and convert them into replication machines for more Islam.…

Blazing Cat Fur • Sun 2015 May 24, 11:53am

The new issue of ISIS propaganda magazine ‘Dabiq’ contains an article allegedly penned by British kidnapped reporter John Cantlie according to which the Islamic State has every intention of striking the US, at home and on a grand scale, either with a nuclear device or with several tons of explosive.…

Mariam Karouny, Reuters • Sun 2015 May 24, 11:46am

Islamic State fighters have executed at least 400 people in Palmyra since capturing the ancient Syrian city four days ago, Syrian state media said on Sunday. … militants seized the city of 50,000 people, site of some of the world's most extensive and best preserved ancient Roman ruins, on Wednesday, days after also capturing the city of Ramadi in neighboring Iraq.…

Justin Fishel, ABC • Sat 2015 May 23, 5:48pm

The State Department is sharing new details about the deadly fighting in Ramadi, Iraq, last Sunday, saying the city fell into ISIS hands after the militant group set off 30 suicide car bombs in the city center, 10 of which each were comparable in power to the Oklahoma City truck bomb of 1995. …