In a move that ties into China’s ambition to rebuild the “Silk Road” trade route and assert maritime dominance, the Communist Party’s Global Times newspaper mused that war with the United States over disputed South China Sea islands was “inevitable” unless the U.S. backed down.
“Saudi-led airstrikes killed at least 80 people near Yemen’s border with Saudi Arabia and in the capital Sanaa Wednesday, residents said, the deadliest day of bombing in over two months of war in Yemen,” writes Reuters.
A Paris-based Iranian opposition group called the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) claims that teams of North Korean “nuclear experts, nuclear warhead experts and experts in various elements of ballistic missiles including guidance systems” have made several visits to Iran, most recently in April.
MyFoxAtlanta reports that Leon Nathan Davis, a 37-year-old resident of Augusta, Georgia, has pleaded guilty in federal court on charges of “helping and attempting to join the ISIS terrorist organization.” Prosecutors say he could be looking at up to “15 years in prison, a lifetime of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.”
While Americans digest the reality of Iraqi army units fleeing from battle against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) despite months of rhetoric from the Obama administration about their improved performance, the Kurds are still very much in the game.
Our tax and regulatory systems should be prudently administered to protect property rights and the free, honest flow of commerce. Instead, we’re subjected to value judgments and accusations of bad faith from politicians who refuse to entertain such criticism of themselves.
Fox News reports exclusively obtaining a bulletin from the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and National Counterterrorism Center warning of an extremely high volume of terrorist “chatter” on pro-ISIS social media. There is so much activity that our intelligence agencies are having a hard time keeping up with it all… and a great deal of the social media noise is coming from within our borders.
As Australia considers stronger measures to keep ISIS recruiters away from young people, and the United States deals with collegiate jihadis who used student-loan money to finance their attempted journey to Syria, Austrian courts just sentenced a fourteen-year-old boy to eight months in prison on terrorism charges.
Iran Begins Secret Trial of American Hostage, Gives Him 90 Minutes to Meet With Random Defense Lawyer
The “trial” of Jason Rezaian – an American journalist brazenly held hostage by those trustworthy statesmen in Iran – has gotten under way, and it is exactly the kind of outrageous totalitarian farce you would expect.
Reuters reports that Sunni militia units have driven Iran-backed Shiite Houthi insurgents from the southern Yemeni city of Dalea, dealing the Houthis their “first significant setback” in two months of hot civil war.
Of course, even though their shell company is obviously designed to conceal sizable amounts of money from possibly controversial sources, the Left will suddenly decide pass-through financing is completely unremarkable when the Clintons do it. Liberals won’t even bat an eye when Hillary resumes bad-mouthing corporate CEOs, shrieking that there’s “too much money in politics,” and complaining about how every millionaire except herself, and her favorite donors, got rich by unfairly winning the lottery of life.
The UK Guardian reports that Major General Tim Cross, the top British officer overseeing postwar Iraq, agrees with Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter’s grim diagnosis of the Iraqi army following their disastrous performance in Ramadi.
Australia’s mobilization against the threat of ISIS has been remarkably swift, relentless, and focused. They are taking very serious measures to deal with potential recruits. For example, AFP reports the Australian government has amended its citizenship laws to “strip dual nationals linked to terrorism of their citizenship for ‘betraying the country.'”
If any of his friends on the Left bothers to listen to what Buffett says about the minimum wage and welfare, they’re likely to be much more upset about his notion of identifying those who are “willing to work,” and holding those who are not responsible for their life choices.
Tech magnate Elon Musk is part of a group of science and technology celebrities—which includes Microsoft’s Bill Gates and physicist Stephen Hawking—who believe the impending development of artificial intelligence poses a threat to human society and perhaps even human survival.
CNN reports that Houthi insurgents in Yemen claim to have shot down a Saudi fighter jet near the capital city of Sanaa. The Saudis have refused to comment on the report, while the Yemeni government has flatly denied it.
Ynet News reports the terrorist gang Hamas has imposed a new import tax on “non-essential” items imported into the Gaza Strip. “The announcement has local merchants fuming, with some threatening to cease imports into Gaza altogether,” writes Ynet.
How about a few of you high-rolling elected officials try making do with a bit less luxury, and personally donate some of the obscene profits you’ve skimmed off hard-working taxpayers through endless decades of “service” to the VA? That would really be something to talk about next Memorial Day, wouldn’t it?
On CNN’s State of the Union Sunday morning, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter expressed frustration about the poor performance of Iraqi military forces at Ramadi.
Protesting is a dicey business in Egypt, which has been through three governing regimes in four years. The current regime passed a strict law to control street protests in 2013, but last January it was violated by a demonstration that was eventually dispersed by police, resulting in the death of protester Shaimaa Sabbagh.
A few weeks ago, Breitbart News took a look at China’s plans to rebuild the fabled “Silk Road” trade route through Asia and Europe. It is an ambitious plan to construct roads, railways, and shipping lanes, potentially consuming a large portion of the construction and transportation capital China has hoarded. Some analysts are skeptical of the plan, believing China is talking a much bigger game than it intends to play.
Another scene from the ongoing collapse of President Obama’s Iraq policy comes to us from the crucial Iraqi oil refinery of Beiji, where Iranian artillery and heavy weapons are backing Iraqi forces against ISIS, while the Obama Administration watches helplessly and hopes the media doesn’t notice.
Charting President Obama’s relationship with the media that passively-aggressively adores him is tricky. More than once, he’s seemingly angered or dismayed them enough to trigger a paradigm shift, only to have the paradigm slip right back to the usual worship of a titan striding across history.
ISIS has reportedly commenced beheading prisoners immediately in the captured Syrian city of Palmyra.
It must be stressed repeatedly – as the mainstream media will be extremely reluctant to do – that absolutely none of this information was provided voluntarily by Hillary Clinton or the Obama Administration. Every last drop of it was cudgeled out of them with Freedom of Information Act lawsuits and congressional investigations, over a span of years.