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Jan 23, 2015 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Newsmax: Iran has produced an intercontinental ballistic missile — an act that poses a threat to the United States due to its expanded range, according to a report. The Jerusalem Post reports that Iran has a missile measuring 27 meters in length (88.5 feet) on a launch pad just outside its capital city ...

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Jan 23, 2015 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States and Iraq are preparing to retake Iraq's second-largest city Mosul from the Islamic State group by this summer, The Wall Street Journal reports. A group of Kurdish fighters and other Western-trained forces should be ready to launch the offensive by the spring or summer, the head of the US military's ...

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Jan 22, 2015 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

"The lowest ever reading was of 2 minutes to midnight in 1953 when the US decided to pursue the hydrogen bomb, a weapon far more powerful than any nuclear bomb." Excerpted from The Independent: The end of the world has come a lot closer in the past three years, with every single person now in danger ...

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Jan 22, 2015 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The New York Times: The American-backed government of Yemen abruptly collapsed Thursday night, leaving the country leaderless as it is convulsed by an increasingly powerful force of pro-Iran rebels and a resurgent Qaeda. The resignation of the president, prime minister and cabinet took American officials by surprise and heightened the risks that Yemen, the ...

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Jan 22, 2015 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Independent: A French court has handed out convictions for anti-gay hate crimes on Twitter for the first time, after three people used the hashtag “let’s burn the gays”. In what a major French LGBT rights group called a “significant victory”, three people were convicted in a Paris court this week after they accompanied ...

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Jan 22, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who joined Washington's fight against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom with incremental but significant reforms, including nudging open greater opportunities for women, has died, according to Saudi state TV. He was 90. More than his guarded and hidebound ...

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Jan 22, 2015 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Telegraph: It is the first time a senior member of the Royal family has appeared before TV cameras to deny allegations of serious sexual impropriety. One guest, who did not want to be named, said: "We all found it pretty awkward. It wasn't the place or the forum to be addressing personal issues. ...

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Jan 21, 2015 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from Variety: According to reports in both Israeli and international media this week, the Islamic State has a 24-hour television channel in the works. The station, which if launched will take Isis’ well-polished propaganda machine to an entirely new level, will feature round-the-clock news and commentary that supports its jihadist ideology. ...

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Jan 20, 2015 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria has ordered a brigadier general and 21 other army officers to face a court martial over alleged sabotage in the war against Islamist militant group Boko Haram, two military sources said on Tuesday. The charges were not specified. Some officers have long been suspected of colluding with Boko Haram, with President Goodluck Jonathan ...

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Jan 20, 2015 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Geneva (AFP) - The UN on Tuesday decried numerous executions of civilians in Iraq by the Islamic State group, warning that educated women appeared to be especially at risk. The jihadist group is showing a "monstrous disregard for human life" in the areas it controls in Iraq, the UN human rights office said. The group, which controls ...

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Jan 20, 2015 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from Washington Free Beacon: While President Obama claims the state of the union to be strong, the state of his pants is undeniably on fire. During his State of the Union address, Obama said he was stopping the the spread of the Islamic State with airstrikes. “In Iraq and Syria, American leadership–including our military power–is stopping ...

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Jan 20, 2015 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

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Jan 20, 2015 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Havana (AFP) - A Russian intelligence warship docked in Havana on Tuesday, a day before the start of historic US-Cuba talks aimed at normalizing diplomatic relations. There was nothing stealthy about the arrival of the Viktor Leonov CCB-175, which was moored to a pier in Old Havana where cruise ships often dock. But the visit was ...

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Jan 20, 2015 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

BREAKING: Paris is going to sue @FoxNews after image of Paris was “insulted” and “prejudiced,” Mayor @Anne_Hidalgo tells me.— Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) January 20, 2015

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Jan 20, 2015 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Daily Mail: Senior Iranian and Hezbollah figures killed in an airstrike in Syria this weekend were likely planning an 'imminent' attack on Israel, security sources have claimed. Six Iranian army chiefs died alongside five Hezbollah militants after an Israeli helicopter fired rockets at a convoy in the Golan Heights region on Sunday. Among those ...

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Jan 20, 2015 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from Tech World: If you find lifelike robots unnerving, try attending a news conference held by a pair of androids. That was the scene on Tuesday in Tokyo when the androids Kodomoroid and Otonaroid introduced a new pair of communication robots developed by an Osaka-based company, Vstone, and its partners. Sota and CommU, each about 30cm ...

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Jan 20, 2015 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Breitbart: Jurgen Todenhofer, the first Western reporter to embed with Islamic State fighters and not be killed in the process, spoke to Al Jazeera about his time with the terror group. Todenhofer lived side by side with the jihadist fighters for ten days in the Islamic State-stronghold city of Mosul, Iraq. He was accompanied ...

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Jan 20, 2015 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

NICK PATON WALSH, CNN: The Houthis, that is the rebel movement, are essentially a tribal militia who swept across the capital in the past few months. They are increasingly intent, as it seems today, to exercise power here in the capital. [Yemen's Minister of Information Nadia Sakkaf] called what has taken place here the 'continuation of ...

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Jan 20, 2015 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

From Homeless in Japan to Hostage in Syria---- HARUNA YUKAWA pic.twitter.com/fhBaZrjckE— ?? ??? (@syedammarH) January 20, 2015 The Japanese government just pledged $200M to countries fighting ISIS, so, for revenge, ISIS now demanding the same amount for themselves. CAIRO (AP) -- The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages Tuesday unless they receive $200 ...

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Jan 19, 2015 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

Ottawa (AFP) - Canadian special forces exchanged gunfire with Islamic State fighters in Iraq in recent days, in the first confirmed ground battle between Western troops and IS, a senior officer said Monday. The Canadians came under mortar and machine gun fire while training Iraqi troops near front lines and shot back in what Canadian special ...

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Jan 19, 2015 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

Mursitpinar (Turkey) (AFP) - Attacking Islamic State jihadists met firm Kurdish resistance in the Syrian battleground town of Kobane, as neighbouring Turkey heeded pressure to intervene and handed the US access to its air bases. n Iraq however, Islamic State (IS) fighters have government forces under strong pressure, and a roadside bomb killed the police chief ...

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Jan 19, 2015 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

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Jan 19, 2015 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

#PICTURE of #Iran's #IRGC commander martyred in #Syria. pic.twitter.com/IqtvKV4sNy— Abas Aslani (@abasinfo) January 19, 2015 Excerpted from IB Times: Iran's revolutionary guards' corps (IRGC) has confirmed that one of its senior commanders, general Mohammad Ali Allahdadi (or Dadi), has been killed by an Israeli strike on the Syrian sector of the Golan Heights. The air raid, which ...

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Jan 19, 2015 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Excerpted from RT: Saudi authorities have arrested a man for filming the public beheading of a woman who killed her stepdaughter, local media said. A policeman involved in the execution is suspected of shooting the video. A security officer was detained by the country’s police in the city of Mecca for filming the beheading on his ...

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Jan 18, 2015 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

Associated Press - A weekly rally by a German group protesting what it calls "the Islamization of the West" was called off on Sunday because of a terrorist threat against one of its organizers, the group and authorities said. The group calling itself PEGIDA, or Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West, has organized ...

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