ISIS executioner beheads second US journalist
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#1 Sep 2, 2014
'I'm back, Obama': ISIS executioner Jihadi John taunts President as he beheads second US journalist, Steven Sotloff ... and then threatens to kill a Briton next
Steven Sotloff, 31, from Miami, was captured in Syria in August 2013
The video is titled A Second Message to America
In the video, Sotloff describes himself as 'paying the price' for the Obama administrations decision to attack ISIS in Iraq
Executioner threatens to kill Briton held hostage by ISIS next
Sotloff freelanced for Time and Foreign Policy magazines
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-27409...
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#2 Sep 3, 2014
Rand Paul: Time To Destroy ISIS Militarily
If I were President, I would call a joint session of Congress, Paul told the Associated Press.I would lay out the reasoning of why ISIS is a threat to our national security and seek congressional authorization to destroy ISIS militarily.
Over the weekend, Paul, the AP reported, told a crowd of conservative activists in Texas at a summit organized by Americans for Prosperity that if the president has no strategy, maybe its time for a new president.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/03/rand-paul-t...
#3 Sep 5, 2014
#4 Sep 6, 2014
When America Feared God
#5 Sep 8, 2014
Destroying ISIS May Take Years, U.S. Officials Say
By ERIC SCHMITT, MICHAEL R. GORDON and HELENE COOPER SEPT. 7, 2014
WASHINGTON The Obama administration is preparing to carry out a campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria that may take three years to complete, requiring a sustained effort that could last until after President Obama has left office, according to senior administration officials.
The first phase, an air campaign with nearly 145 airstrikes in the past month, is already underway to protect ethnic and religious minorities and American diplomatic, intelligence and military personnel, and their facilities, as well as to begin rolling back ISIS gains in northern and western Iraq.
The next phase, which would begin sometime after Iraq forms a more inclusive government, scheduled this week, is expected to involve an intensified effort to train, advise or equip the Iraqi military, Kurdish fighters and possibly members of Sunni tribes.
The final, toughest and most politically controversial phase of the operation destroying the terrorist army in its sanctuary inside Syria might not be completed until the next administration. Indeed, some Pentagon planners envision a military campaign lasting at least 36 months.
Continue reading the main story
Mr. Obama will use a speech to the nation on Wednesday to make his case for launching a United States-led offensive against Sunni militants gaining ground in the Middle East, seeking to rally support for a broad military mission while reassuring the public that he is not plunging American forces into another Iraq war.
What I want people to understand, Mr. Obama said in an interview with NBCs Meet the Press that was broadcast Sunday,is that over the course of months, we are going to be able to not just blunt the momentum of the militants.We are going to systematically degrade their capabilities; were going to shrink the territory that they control; and, ultimately, were going to defeat them, he added.
The military campaign Mr. Obama is preparing has no obvious precedent. Unlike American counterterrorism operations in Yemen and Pakistan, it is not expected to be limited to drone strikes against militant leaders. Unlike the war in Afghanistan, it will not include the use of ground troops, which Mr. Obama has ruled out.........."
#6 Sep 8, 2014
Serious violent crimes are ignored out of a fear of offending Muslims or of being seen as racist
The beheading of Palmira Silva and terrorism
Last week, 82-year-old Palmira Silva was found dead in her backyard garden in the UK. She had been beheaded.
Silva, a great grandmother, had come to Britain in the 1950s where she met her late husband, Domenic. The two ran successful restaurants and cafes and at the time of her death, Silva was the owner of Silvas Café, a popular café in Edmonton. Until fairly recently, the 82-year-old had worked at the café full time.
Shortly after the horrific murder, police took 25-year-old Nicholas Salvador into custody. Known as Fat Nick, the Nigerian immigrant was a recent convert to Islam. He was unemployed and was staying with a group of people near the home of the late Ms. Silva.
There is evidence Salvador allegedly beheaded cats and attempted to attack other people before setting his sights on the elderly widow..........
#7 Sep 8, 2014
If the journalists were blacks, will the white house try their best to rescue them ?
#8 Sep 9, 2014
Accounts of the prison have come from women who managed to hide their cellular phones, calling relatives to describe their plight. Some imprisoned women have been forced by militants to call their families. The mother of one woman still held captive told The Daily Beast about the call she received from her daughter. She was forced to listen as her daughter detailed being raped by dozens of men over the course of a few hours. Still other women testified that multiple children had been born under these conditions, with the newborns ripped away from their mothers arms to fates unknown.
Women who have run away from ISISs prison and the families of those still held captive have come to Pakhshan Zangana for help. As the head of the High Council of Womens Affairs for The Kurdish Regional Government Zangana is trying to bring attention to the womens plight and plead for intervention on their behalf but fears that her efforts have stalled.We have women and families calling in every day, the situation is getting desperate, said Zangana. Without outside aid, Zangana has turned to asking for private donations to try to buy the captured Yazidi women back from ISIS before they are sold into sexual slavery.
Mosuls Badush prison, where the women are enslaved, has become a literal house of horrors since the Islamic State seized control of the area.
#9 Sep 9, 2014
A President Whose Assurances Have Come Back to Haunt Him
WASHINGTON When President Obama addresses the nation on Wednesday to explain his plan to defeat Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria, it is a fair bet he will not call them the JV team.
Nor does he seem likely to describe Iraq as sovereign, stable and self-reliant with a representative government. And presumably he will not assert after more than a decade of conflict that the tide of war is receding.
As he seeks to rally Americans behind a new military campaign in the Middle East, Mr. Obama finds his own past statements coming back to haunt him. Time and again, he has expressed assessments of the world that in the harsh glare of hindsight look out of kilter with the changed reality he now confronts.
In making his speech, Mr. Obama faces the challenge of reconciling those views with the new mission he is presenting to the American public to recommit the armed forces of the United States to the region he tried to leave. Rather than a junior varsity nuisance, he will try to convince Americans that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria represents a clear threat to national security in a state that is hardly stable. And he will seek to win patience for more war from a public that wishes it really was receding.
To Mr. Obamas critics, the disparity between the presidents previous statements and todays reality reflects not simply poorly chosen words but a fundamentally misguided view of the world. Rather than clearly see the persistent dangers as the United States approaches the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, they said, Mr. Obama perpetually imagines a world as he wishes it were.
I dont think it is just loose talk, I think its actually revealing talk, said Peter H. Wehner, a former adviser to President George W. Bush now at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.Sometimes words are mistakes; theyre just poorly put. But sometimes theyre a manifestation of ones deep belief in the world and thats what you really get with President Obama.........
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