Monday, July 21, 2014

Americans Left Behind Afghanistan Interpreters, After Promise of Visas




[From article]
We made commitments to these people that if they helped us in Afghanistan, they would get visas if they wanted them. Now the interpreters sit in limbo, in desperate danger of being killed by the Taliban, while our Government fails to keep its promise. Some have been killed already.
We see the door literally thrown open to Central Americans who want to take from this country. But these interpreters fought and sacrificed with us, truly earning that right which they were promised.

http://weaselzippers.us/193793-leaving-those-who-helped-us-to-be-killed-by-the-taliban-the-afghan-interpreter-limbo/

Leaving Those Who Helped Us To Be Killed By The Taliban: The Afghan Interpreter Limbo

Published on Jul 16, 2014

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The interpreters who worked alongside American and NATO forces in Afghanistan are among our bravest and most loyal allies. They played an essential role in sourcing intelligence and educating Western troops about the local culture. Now they're in danger of being abandoned.

Read an excerpt from Ben Anderson's 'The Interpreters' here: http://bit.ly/1vSOP9u

Hamas Boasts Of Using Civilians As Shields



[From article]
Hamas has openly boasted about the "success" of its strategy of using civilians as human shields during Operation Protective Edge, and the IDF has published extensive evidence of the practice.
By contrast, the IDF has dropped leaflets, sent phone messages, and issued general warnings to all civilians within range of upcoming airstrikes to prevent further harm.
The IDF has also called off attacks upon realizing that there are innocent civilians in the area or, as shown in the video below, when seeing the terrorist target enter an ambulance.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/183075#.U8uVN90--yN

Watch: Hamas Places Civilians in the Line of Fire
IDF releases another video showing how Hamas deliberately puts civilian lives in danger.
By Elad Benari, Canada
First Publish: 7/19/2014, 2:20 AM

Published on Jul 18, 2014
While the IDF does everything that it can to avoid civilian casualties, Hamas deliberately puts Palestinian civilian lives in danger.
Hamas hides weapons and missile launchers in densely populated areas. They send men, women and children directly into the line of fire to be used as human shields for terrorists.

Reagan Official Outraged By Obama Foreign Policy Mess


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[From article]
But it only confirmed the chaos into which US foreign policy has descended since the summer of 2012 when reporters at a White House briefing asked Mr Obama about the security of chemical weapons in the Syrian stockpile.
The commander in chief went beyond safety and said: ‘We have been very clear to the Assad regime … that a red line for us is [when] we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilised.’
The term ‘red line’ is the kind of clear, emphatic language major powers use only when they are prepared to back words with action.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2698685/This-weak-timid-President-talks-big-does-A-devastating-attack-Obama-Washington-insider.html

This weak and timid President talks big... and does nothing: A devastating attack on Obama by a top Washington insider
Clark S. Judge believes Obama's reaction to the tragedy was 'disconnected'
Immediately 'reverted to script' to praise his administration
Former adviser to Ronald Reagan says it confirms 'chaos' of foreign policy
By CLARK S. JUDGE
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 18:49 EST, 19 July 2014 | UPDATED: 05:22 EST, 20 July 2014

Costa Concordia Floated, Will Be Towed To Genoa


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[From article]
The operation to salvage the ship is one of the largest in history and saw air pumped into 30 large metal boxes, which were attached to the hull of the 114,500 tonne vessel earlier this week.
Tug boats attached cables to the ship then started shifting it away from the shore.
Authorities then expressed satisfaction that the operation to float the Concordia had proceeded without a hitch.
Salvage operators said it would be towed by a Dutch vessel and a Vanuatu-flagged one at a speed of two knots an hour to reach the port of Genoa in around four days.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2698446/Costa-Concordia-cruise-wreck-towed-Tuesday-amazing-video-shows-flotation-tanks-attached-ready-wreck-raised.html

Pictured: The bridge of the Costa Concordia where Captain Calamity tried to impress his lover as he ploughed ship into reef causing 32 deaths
Images show bridge where Captain Schettino tried to sail-past Giglio
Was said to be on the bridge with his lover Domnica Cemortan
Alleged he attempted the close sail-past of the island to impress her
Hopes the stricken vessel can be towed away from Giglio next week
Will be taken to a scrapyard in Genoa in a journey set to take four days
By JENNIFER NEWTON
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 12:21 EST, 19 July 2014 | UPDATED: 16:32 EST, 19 July 2014

Jet Blue Pilot Busted In Boston


[From article]
A JetBlue pilot was one of six people arrested by Boston Police in a drug deal near Boston Common over the weekend, investigators said Monday.
Police told WBZ-TV John Manwaring, 42, of Maitland, Florida, was arrested Sunday evening on a charge of possession of alleged heroin.
Officers said he was one of several people involved in drug transactions in an alley near 75 Boylston Street, near the Green Line MBTA stop.

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/07/21/boston-police-jetblue-pilot-arrested-in-boylston-street-heroin-bust/

JetBlue Pilot Arrested In Boston Heroin Bust
CBS News Boston MA
July 21, 2014 2:30 PM


Iraqi Muslims Continue Slaughter of Christians, New Crusade?


[From article]
When U.S. troops invaded Iraq in 2003, there were at least 1.5 million Christians in Iraq. Over the last ten years, significantly in the last few months with the emergence of ISIS, that figure has dropped to about 400,000.
In a region where Christians predate Muslims by centuries, over one million Christians have been killed or have had to flee because of jihadi persecution, while America is basically standing by and watching.
[. . .]
Dr. Gorka explained that “in the last 48 hours, ISIS, which is now called the Islamic State in Mosul, has painted the letter “N” for Nazarene on the houses of all the surviving Christians in the city. ISIS has basically given an ultimatum to all the Christians left: You can either flee or convert to Islam, or we will kill you.”
Gorka points out that, over the last 20 years, America has stood up around the world to save Muslims. “Whether it was to save the Muslims in Bosnia or the Albanians, Kosovars, and Muslims in Serbia, it is now time for a humanitarian operation to save the remaining Christians in Iraq,” he said. “It is time for the American people and our representatives to do something for our co-religionists remaining in the Middle East.”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/07/19/Christian-Holocaust-Underway-in-Iraq-as-USA-and-World-Looks-On

SEBASTIAN GORKA: CHRISTIAN HOLOCAUST UNDERWAY IN IRAQ, USA AND WORLD LOOK ON
by ROBERT WILDE
19 Jul 2014

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Black Chicago Residents Protest Obama's Illegal Alien Priorities



[From article]
"Mr. President, we’re asking for you,” one woman said. “You’re spending billions of dollars in Texas, but we’ve a problem here in Chicago. We will not stand by this here, and keep letting this senseless killing and shooting happen in our community.”
Another resident said, “Today, if you look at the time that we were brought here as slaves 400 years ago, we got the same results today.”
One man called for Mr. Obama to step down if he continued to shun the city’s problems.
“For the president to set aside all of these funds for immigrants and [have] forsaken the African-American community, I think that’s a disgrace,” the man told the blog Rebel Pundit. “He will go down as the worst president ever elected. Bill Clinton was the African-American president.”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/14/obama-slammed-worst-president-ever-black-chicagoan/

Obama slammed by black Chicago residents: ‘Worst president ever’
By Cheryl K. Chumley
The Washington Times
Monday, July 14, 2014