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Boko Haram Raze Village in Niger, Abduct Unknown Number of Teen Girls from Nigeria

In what is appearing to have been an especially active Sunday for the terrorists of Islamic State-affiliated Boko Haram, two separate groups of jihadis razed as many as 50 homes in Niger while a separate gang stormed a Borno state village, kidnapping dozens of teen girls. Most of the more than 200 girls abducted from Chibok, Borno in April 2012 remain captive.

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Benghazi Commission: Obama Admin Gun-Running Scheme Armed Islamic State

The Obama administration pursued a policy in Libya back in 2011 that ultimately allowed guns to walk into the hands of jihadists linked to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and al-Qaeda (AQ) in Syria, according to a former CIA officer who co-authored a report on behalf of the Citizen’s Commission on Benghazi (CCB), detailing the gun running scheme.

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Paris Attacks: The French Connection to #BringBackOurGirls

Although two terrorist massacres happened at the same time in Paris, France and Baga, Nigeria this past January, the responses were different. The world rallied for the three days following the extremist Islamist incidents in France that left 17 dead and dallied on the four days of violence that wiped out 2,000 souls in Baga.

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Europe Surrenders to Turkey’s Erdogan on Refugee Crisis

Yesterday in Brussels, the European Union (“EU”) announced a groundbreaking deal with Turkey in which the EU would provide Turkey with $3.19 billion and relaxed visa requirements for Turkish citizens traveling within the EU in exchange for the Turkish government’s promise to curb the flow of migrants in Europe through its western border with Bulgaria and Greece.

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Thousands of Graves at Arlington Cemetery May Forgo Wreaths Due to Lack of Funding

Wreaths Across America, a non-profit group that for the last 23 years has been placing wreaths on the graves of our nation’s fallen warriors without any government assistance, is thousands short of its goal of placing one commemorative garland at each of the nearly 230,000 headstones at the Arlington National Cemetery, due to a lack of funding this holiday season.


Iran Sanctions Relief Will Break Russia’s Gas Monopoly

With sanctions about to be lifted, Iran unveiled a “new model” for a 25-year joint-venture oil and gas production contract on terms favorable to foreign companies in an effort to recruit $100 billion in foreign capital to break Russia’s natural gas monopoly in Europe.