MUSLIMS AT WAR AROUND THE GLOBE

ASIA: Afghanistan (war against islamist militants), Burma-Myanmar (war against rebel groups), Pakistan (war against islamist militants), Philippines (war against islamist…

ISIS Murders 13 Teen Boys by Firing Squad for Watching Soccer Game

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ISIS jihadists publicly executed 13 teenage boys for watching a soccer match.

The young fans were reportedly watching an Asian Cup match between Iraq and Jordan on TV last week when they were caught by the militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul, which ISIS, or the Islamic State, controls.

The group of teens was executed in public by a firing squad that used machine guns, according to Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, an activist group that exposes ISIS atrocities.
Before the kids were killed, their “crime” was announced over a loudspeaker, reports said.

“The bodies remained lying in the open and their parents were unable to withdraw them for fear of murder by the terrorist organization,” RIBSS posted on its website.

The boys were slaughtered because they were said to be violating Sharia law by watching the game. Continue Reading

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Obama’s Presidency Doesn’t Add Up to Reality’s Facts and Figures

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These are the things Obama won’t mention in his state of the union speech tonight.

$18.1 Trillion: Total Debt Under Obama As Of January 14, 2014. (U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 1/14/15)
$10.6 Trillion: Total Debt When Obama Became President On January 20, 2009. (U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 1/9/15)

$7.5 Trillion: Amount Added To The National Debt Despite Obama’s 2010 State Of The Union Declaration That He Would Not Leave “A Mountain Of Debt.” (U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 1/14/15; President Barack Obama, Remarks On The State Of The Union, Washington, D.C., 1/27/10)

$4 Trillion: Amount Of Debt That Obama Once Called “Irresponsible” And “Unpatriotic.”(Sen. Barack Obama, Remarks At A Campaign Event, Fargo, ND, 7/3/08)
$1.8 Trillion: Cost Of ObamaCare’s Coverage Provisions Through 2024. (CBO, 4/14/14)

$1.3 Trillion: Total Student Debt Held By Americans. (Federal Reserve Board Of Governors, Accessed 1/14/15)
$869.3 Billion: Total Taxes In ObamaCare. (JCT, 6/15/12; CBO, 4/14/14)

$95 Billion: Cost Of New Regulations Added Since Obama Became President. (American Action Forum, 1/6/15)

$60 Billion: Cost Of Obama’s Community College Tuition Plan Over Ten Years. ( TheAssociated Press , 1/9/15)

$3.4 Billion: Average Amount Of Debt Added Daily Since Obama Became President. (U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 1/14/15)

$3.4 Billion: How Much The Construction Of The Keystone Pipeline Would Contribute To GDP According To A State Department Review. (United States Department Of State, 1/14)

46.5 Million: Average Number Of Americans Receiving Food Stamps In FY 2014.(Department Of Agriculture, Accessed 1/14/15)

13 Million: Average Number Of Americans Who Have Joined The Food Stamp Program Since FY 2009. (Department Of Agriculture, Accessed 1/14/15)

7 Million: Number Of Americans Who Will No Longer Have Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Due To ObamaCare. (Congressional Budget Office, 4/14/14)

5.5 Million: Americans Who Have Fallen Into Poverty Since Obama Became President.(U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 1/14/15)

2.3 Million: Americans Who Are Only Marginally Attached To The Labor Force. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 1/14/15)

401,000: Construction Jobs Lost Since Obama Became President. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 1/14/15)
321,000: Manufacturing Jobs Lost Since Obama Became President. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 1/14/15)

273,000: Number Of People Who Left The Labor Force Between November AndDecember Of 2014. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 1/14/15)

$56,492: Current Debt Per Capita Under Obama. (U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 1/14/15;U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 1/14/15)

42,100: Number Of Jobs The Construction Of The Keystone Pipeline Would Support Over Two Years According To A State Department Review. (United States Department Of State, 1/14)

$21,724: Increase In Debt Per Capita For Americans Since Obama Took Office. (U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 1/14/15; U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 1/14/15)

$4,154: Increase In Family Health Care Premiums Under Obama. (The Kaiser Family Foundation, 9/10/14)

$2,484: Decline In Median Household Income Since Obama Became President. (U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 1/14/15)

1978: The Last Time The Labor Force Participation Rate Was At Its Current level.(BLS, 1/24/14)
677: Individuals Who Have Been Through Obama’s Revolving Door. (Center For Responsive Politics, Accessed 1/12/15)

215: Rounds Of Golf Obama Has Played Since He Has Taken Office. (Mark Knoller,Twitter Feed, 12/31/14; Mark Knoller, Twitter Feed, 1/4/15)

174: Number Of Days Obama Has Spent All Or Part On Vacation. (CBS News, 12/22/14; Mark Knoller, Twitter Feed, 1/4/15)

100%: Total Debt As A Percentage Of GDP Under Obama. (OMB, Accessed 1/14/15)

65.7%: Labor Force Participation Rate When Obama Became President. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 1/14/15)

62.7%: Labor Force Participation Rate In December. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 1/14/15)
65: Number Of Fundraisers Obama Attended In 2014. (Mark Knoller, Twitter Feed, 12/2/14)
32.8: Average Number Of Weeks Someone Will Be Unemployed. (BLS, 1/14/15)

14.5%: Poverty Rate In 2013. (U.S. Census, Accessed 1/23/14)

13.2%: Poverty Rate Before Obama Became President. (U.S. Census, Accessed 1/23/14)

6: Veto Threats Issued By Obama In The New Year. (The White House Website, Accessed 1/19/15; ABC News, 1/16/15)

0: Attempts To Actually Work With Congress

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Pedophiles Procurer of Under-Aged Girls Maintains Close Ties to the Clinton’s

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A woman alleged to have been the fixer for Jeffrey Epstein, a pedophile and friend of Bill Clinton, has herself long had ties to the former president of the United States. Indeed, it’s clear that even as her associate, Epstein, admitted to procuring sex with someone under the age of 18 and registered as a sex offender in 2008, Ghislaine Maxwell’s relationship with the Clintons flourished

Maxwell is the president and founder of a non-profit that helps protect the ocean, the TerraMar Project. And as recently as 2013, she attended the Clinton Global Initiative, where her charity made a public commitment. The press release from the Clinton Global Initiative read, “Sustainable Oceans Alliance
 Commitment by: The TerraMar Project
. Partners: Michael Dorsey; Global Partnerships Forum
In 2013, the TerraMar Project committed to launch the Sustainable Oceans Alliance (SOA) to mobilize the international community and the public at large on the importance of the Oceans and the Seas and to ensure that the 193 UN Member States recognize and incorporate oceans in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to be adopted in 2015

The TerrMar Project commitment is still listed on the Clinton Foundation website. And that remains, even after Maxwell’s involvement in the Epstein pedophile scandal continues to grow and continue to raise questions about former President Bill Clinton.

“Ghislaine Maxwell was another person in Epstein’s inner circle and a co-conspirator in Epstein’s sexual abuse. She was someone who consequently also appreciated the immunity granted by the NPA for the crimes she committed in Florida,” reads a recently released court document related to the scandal.

The document alleges that Maxwell’s role was “to procure under-aged girls for sexual activities” and was “a primary co-conspirator” in Epstein’s sexual crime. “In 1999, Jane Doe #3 was approached by Ghislaine Maxwell, one of the main women whom Epstein used to procure under-aged girls for sexual activities and a primary co-conspirator in his sexual abuse and sex trafficking scheme. In fact, it became known to the government that Maxwell herself regularly participated in Epstein’s sexual exploitation of minors, including Jane Doe #3. Maxwell persuaded Jane Doe #3 (who was then fifteen years old) to come to Epstein’s mansion in a fashion very similar to the manner in which Epstein and his other co-conspirators coerced dozens of other children (including Jane Doe #1 and Jane Doe #2).”

She, the document alleges, helped Epstein convert a then underage woman into a “sex slave.” “Epstein then became enamored with Jane Doe #3, and with the assistance of Maxwell converted her into what is commonly referred to as a ‘sex slave.’”

But despite Maxwell’s sordid relationship with Epstein (and despite Epstein’s apparent falling out with the Clintons), she has remained “close friends” with the former president. As Vanity Fair reported in 2011, “[Ghislaine Maxwell’s] Rolodex would blow away almost anyone else’s I can think of—probably even Rupert Murdoch’s. She is very well read and can talk about most things for hours. She is passionate about Bill Clinton, with whom she is close friends.” Continue Reading

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MUSLIMS AT WAR AROUND THE GLOBE

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ASIA:
Afghanistan (war against islamist militants),
Burma-Myanmar (war against rebel groups),
Pakistan (war against islamist militants),
Philippines (war against islamist militants)
Bangladesh (al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent)
India (war against Islamic separatists)
China (East Turkestan Islamist Movement)
Kazakhstan (Kazakh Mujahedeen)
Kyrgyzstan (Hizb ut-Tahrir – islamist group)
Tajikistan (Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan)

AFRICA:
Libya (war against islamist militants),
Mali (war against tuareg and islamist militants),
Nigeria (war against islamist militants),
Somalia (war against islamist militants)
Algeria (al-qaida)
Cameroon (Boko Haram)
Nigeria (Boko Haram)
Uganda (Al-Shabbab)

EUROPE:
Chechnya (war against islamist militants),
Dagestan (war against islamist militants)
Russia (Caucuses islamists)

MIDDLE EAST:
Iraq (war against Islamic State islamist militants),
Israel (war against islamist militants in Gaza Strip),
Syria (civil war),
Yemen (war against and between islamist militants)

WHY?

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Obama Releases 5 Yemeni Terrorists from Guantanamo Bay

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The United States released five more Yemeni detainees from the prison camps in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, on Wednesday to far-flung locations — four to the Arabian Sea nation of Oman, and a fifth to Estonia in Northern Europe — in continuing transfers that have stirred protest from Congress.

A day earlier leading Republicans, notified in advance of the transfers, called a Capitol Hill news conference to seek more restrictions on the release of detainees at the U.S. Navy base in Cuba, which as of Wednesday numbered 122 prisoners.

“The decision to transfer a detainee is made only after detailed, specific conversations with the receiving country about the potential threat a detainee may pose after transfer,” said Paul Lewis, the Pentagon’s special envoy for Guantánamo prison closure, in announcing the latest release.

All five freed detainees got to Guantánamo in the prison camps’ early days. None was ever charged with a crime and all had been cleared for transfer for years. But, as Yemenis, they could not go home because U.S. officials feared they would be lured to al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, the terror group that Wednesday claimed responsibility for last week’s attack on the French satire newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

Estonia had publicly said it would take one prisoner, and it did — Ahmed Abdul Qader, 31, among the youngest of Guantánamo’s detainees.

But the announcement that four other long-held Yemeni captives in their 30s and 40s had gone to Oman came as a surprise. The nation shares a border with both Yemen and Saudi Arabia. Continue Reading

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ISIS Releases Pictures of Two Men Being Thrown off Building After Being Convicted Of Homosexuality

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On January 15, 2015, the Islamic State (ISIS) released a collection of images showing the enforcement of the hudud (Koranic punishment) in Ninawa, Iraq. The images show the execution of two men convicted of homosexuality by throwing them from a tall building; the crucifixion of two men convicted of armed theft; and the stoning of a woman convicted of adultery.

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Twenty-two Islamic Terror Camps Spread Across America

Last week’s brazen attack by a “home-grown” terrorist cell in France that targeted the staff of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has sparked renewed interest in potential cells operating inside the United States.

And there are many.

The FBI is aware of at least 22 paramilitary Islamic communes in the U.S., operated by the shadowy Pakistan-based group Jamaat al-Fuqra and its main U.S. front group, Muslims of the Americas.

With U.S. headquarters in Islamberg, New York, the group headed by Pakistani cleric Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani operates communes in mostly remote areas of California, Georgia, South Carolina, New York, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Michigan, Tennessee and other states.

The FBI describes the MOA compound in Texas, called Mahmoudberg, as an enclave and “communal living site.” Located in Brazoria County along County Road 3 near Sweeny, Texas, it was discovered more than 10 years ago by the FBI through a tip from an informant in New York.

The Texas commune, in a heavily wooded area, is estimated by a local resident to encompass about 25 acres. It dates back to the late 1980s, the resident said, which is confirmed by the FBI documents previously reported on by WND.

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Pamela Geller, author of the Atlas Shrugs blog and the book “Stop the Islamization of America,” has been following the militant training compounds since 2007.

Most of the recruits living at these communes are African-Americans who converted to Islam while doing hard time in state or federal prisons, Geller says. They have operated “under the not-so-watchful eye” of the FBI since the early 1980s, she says, but few Americans are aware of their existence all these years later.

Gilani’s group operates a slick website in which a female narrator in one promo video waxes beautifully about how the group has rescued many young Americans from a life a crime, drugs and poverty. The group claims to focus on a ministry to “indigenous American Muslims.” One would never guess from the video that the group trains young men and women in the use of small arms and military tactics.

A January 2003 investigative summary by the FBI states: “The captioned investigation of the Muslims of America is based upon specific and articulate facts giving justification to believe they are engaged in international terrorism or activities in preparation thereof…”

In recruitment video captured from Gilani’s “Soldiers of Allah,” Gilani states: “We are fighting to destroy the enemy. We are dealing with evil at its roots and its roots are America.”
Yet, the MOA is not on the U.S. State Department’s list of terrorist organizations.

“Probably they haven’t been raided because Jamaat al-Fuqra is not listed as a terrorist group by the U.S. government and because there is a great reluctance among government and law enforcement agencies across the board, no matter who is president, to appear to be anti-Muslim,” Geller told WND. “These compounds say they’re peaceful Muslim communities, and the government wants to give the impression that such things can exist in the U.S. without any trouble.”

Indeed, MOA has operated freely under the watch of every president since Ronald Reagan. The group’s leader, Gilani, moved to America from Pakistan in 1979 and has been developing his network of communes ever since. He was once investigated by the Pakistani government for possible involvement in the murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. Some reports say he has as many as 35 affiliated compounds throughout the U.S., although only about 22 of the sites have been verified.

There have been run-ins with the law involving murder and financial scheming back in the 1990s.

In 1991, after a MOA bomb plot in Toronto was foiled, a federal search warrant for three suspects was issued and a nearly 45-acre compound about 70 miles south of Dallas was raided.

The location of the compound corresponds to a reference in an FBI document obtained by the Clarion Project that says about seven MOA members purchased property near Corsicana, Texas.

Federal officials found four mobile homes; three military, general-purpose tents; and six vehicles. Also discovered were loose ammunition, books on counter-terrorism techniques and weaponry and various items with “Jamaat Fuqra Land” written on them.

Another compound in Buena Vista, Colorado, was raided and shut down by state authorities in 1992. But there have been no raids on any of the encampments since the 1990s. Continue Reading

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Terror Group Boko Haram Massacres 2,500 and Wipes Two Small Nigerian Towns off the Map

The destruction wreaked by Islamist militants in Nigeria when they slaughtered an estimated 2,500 people including a woman while she was in labor has been revealed in shocking new satellite images.

Terror group Boko Haram outraged the world last week when they indiscriminately murdered innocent men, women and children as they attacked the towns of Baga and Doron Baga.

Now, new images obtained by Amnesty International show how the towns were devastated by the assault – with more than 3,700 structures including houses and schools completely destroyed.

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Before: Infra-red images show the densely populated village of Doron Baga on January 2 – before the attack

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After: This image taken on January 7, following Boko Haram’s assault, shows the village transformed by death and destruction

In the pictures taken beforehand, the areas in red show buildings and trees in the densely packed towns in the north of the country.

But in the pictures taken after the massacre, they have been decimated and the infra-red satellite images instead reveal grey areas where the militants savagely razed the towns.

The destruction shown in these images matches the horrific stories from eyewitnesses revealing how Boko Haram militants shot hundreds of civilians in cold blood.

One witness described how the ruthless terror group members shot indiscriminately, killing even small children and a woman who was in labor.

He added: ‘Half of the baby boy is out and she died like this.’

Ibrahim Gambo, a 25-year-old truck driver, survived the relentless attack in Baga but he still doesn’t know if his wife and daughter are safe.

He said: ‘As we were running for our lives, we came across many corpses, both men and women, and even children.

‘Some had gunshot wounds in the head and some had their legs bound and hands tied behind their backs.’

Yahaya Takakumi, a 55-year-old farmer, revealed to Nigeria’s Premium Times how he managed to flee Baga with one of his wives – but does not know if his four children, his second wife or his elder brother managed to escape.

He said: ‘We saw dead bodies especially, on the islands of Lake Chad where fishermen had settled. Several persons were killed there like insects.’

Mr Takakumi said the Islamic extremists opened fire on vessels carrying fleeing residents across the lake.

Daniel Eyre, Nigeria researcher for Amnesty International, said this was the ‘largest and most destructive’ Boko Haram assault his organization has ever analyzed.

He added: ‘These detailed images show devastation of catastrophic proportions in two towns, one of which was almost wiped off the map in the space of four days.

‘It represents a deliberate attack on civilians whose homes, clinics and schools are now burnt out ruins. Continue Reading

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Billionaire George Soros Bankrolled Ferguson Protests

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Liberal billionaire gave at least $33 million in one year to groups that emboldened activists

There’s a solitary man at the financial center of the Ferguson protest movement. No, it’s not victim Michael Brown or Officer Darren Wilson. It’s not even the Rev. Al Sharpton, despite his ubiquitous campaign on TV and the streets.

Rather, it’s liberal billionaire George Soros, who has built a business empire that dominates across the ocean in Europe while forging a political machine powered by nonprofit foundations that impacts American politics and policy, not unlike what he did with MoveOn.org.

Mr. Soros spurred the Ferguson protest movement through years of funding and mobilizing groups across the U.S., according to interviews with key players and financial records reviewed by The Washington Times.

In all, Mr. Soros gave at least $33 million in one year to support already-established groups that emboldened the grass-roots, on-the-ground activists in Ferguson, according to the most recent tax filings of his nonprofit Open Society Foundations.

The financial tether from Mr. Soros to the activist groups gave rise to a combustible protest movement that transformed a one-day criminal event in Missouri into a 24-hour-a-day national cause celebre. Continue Reading

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Two Killed in Islamist Counter Terror Raid in Belgium

Two terror suspects were killed and another was in custody after a police raid Thursday on a cell planning a “major, imminent attack” in Belgium, a magistrate said.
Those targeted in the raid had been under surveillance after recently returning to Belgium from Syria and were close to carrying out an attack on police buildings in the coming hours or days, Magistrate Eric Van der Sypt said at a news conference.

The raid in the industrial town of Verviers, about 80 miles southeast of the capital of Brussels, came amid heightened concerns over terrorism in Europe and after last week’s attacks in Paris.

Van der Sypt said there was no known link to the Paris attacks that left 17 dead. The operation was part of a weeks-long investigation into extremists returning from Syria.

The suspects were killed during an intense firefight with authorities on the upper level of a building near a train station in Verviers. No civilians or officers were injured, Van der Sypt said. Witnesses said they heard a series of explosions followed by rapid gunfire.

“These were extremely well-armed men” with automatic weapons, Van der Sypt said.

Belgium raised its terror alert to its second-highest level, and additional anti-terror raids were underway near Brussels and Verviers, Van der Sypt said. Continue Reading

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France: Terrorist Attack at Charlie Hebdo -meet those who were Murdered

Twelve people were shot and killed in the attack on the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspaper on Wednesday.

Eight were staff members, two were police officers, one was a visitor and a another a cleaner.

Here is a brief word about each of them.

Maintenance man Frédéric Boisseau, 49, a father of two, was in the reception area, where he was the first to fall.

Franck Brinsolaro, 48, a married father of two children, was a police officer assigned to protect Charlie Hebdo editor Stephane Charbonnier.

Cartoonist Jean Cabut, pen-name Cabu, used to draw for another French satirical magazine, ‘Hara Kiri’.

He said: “Each religion is an ideology. We can criticise all ideologies. I don’t see why we can’t. So we keep doing it.”

Cabu, 67, was true to his equal opportunity principle of critical observation, for instance caricaturing an average French brother-in-law as racist, sexist and vulgar — one of his most popular characters, Mon Beauf.

Elsa Cayat, 56, contributed to the newspaper as a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. Her work appeared every second week, under the heading ‘Charlie Divan’ or ‘Charlie on the couch’.

Editor Stephane Charbonnier said he could never give up the freedom of speech: “If you start saying, ‘yes, I’m scared,’ it’s over; you stop publishing, stop debating, stop the presses, stop freedom of the press.”

The 47-year-old had no wife or children. A French Communist Party supporter, he had a section in the paper entitled ‘Charb n’aime pas les gens’ (Charb does not like people). When it was firebombed in 2011, he was one of three on staff to get police protection.

Philippe Honoré, cartoonist, 73, did most of his work in Charlie Hebdo and the publications Lire and Les Inrockuptibles.

Economist Bernard Maris, 68, sometime alternative globalisation advocate, felt the left in France is weak; he mixed with the Greens and was on the Bank of France governing board.

Ahmed Merabet was a local police officer, 42. He was wounded by the first gunfire outside the building and was then shot at point-blank range.

Mustapha Ourrad, of Algerian origin, 60, worked as a copy editor.

Michel Renaud, 69, in the travel industry and local political communication, was visiting Charlie Hebdo that day. A trained journalist who began in radio, he co-founded Rendez-vous du Carnet de Voyage, a biennial expo.

Cartoonist Bernard Verlhac, also known as ‘Tignous’, 57, a father of four, contributed to social and political commentary in the publications Marianne and Fluide Glacial as well, and illustrated for role playing games.

Cartoonist Georges Wolinski, 79, often focused on women, and drew for many other publications — one of France’s most prolific illustrators. “Humour must be free to address all subjects. We must not shrink from anything but being nasty. We’re fierce but we’re not vicious.”

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U.S. Drone Fleet at ‘Breaking Point, Due to Lack of Operators

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The U.S. Air Force’s fleet of drones is being strained to the “breaking point,” according to senior military officials and an internal service memo acquired by The Daily Beast. And it’s happening right when the unmanned aircraft are most needed to fight ISIS.

The Air Force has enough MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper drones. It just doesn’t have the manpower to operate those machines. The Air Force’s situation is so dire that Air Combat Command (ACC), which trains and equips the service’s combat forces, is balking at filling the Pentagon’s ever increasing demands for more drone flights.

“ACC believes we are about to see a perfect storm of increased COCOM [Combatant Commander] demand, accession reductions, and outflow increases that will damage the readiness and combat capability of the MQ-1/9 enterprise for years to come,” reads an internal Air Force memo from ACC commander Gen. Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle, addressed to Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh. “I am extremely concerned.”

“ACC will continue to non-concur to increased tasking beyond our FY15 [fiscal year 2015] force offering and respectfully requests your support in ensuring the combat viability of the MQ-1/9 platform,” Carlisle added.

In other words, the Air Force is saying that its drone force has been stretched to its limits. “It’s at the breaking point, and has been for a long time,” a senior service official told The Daily Beast. “What’s different now is that the band-aid fixes are no longer working.” Continue Reading

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Disrespectful Protesters Disrupt Event Honoring 100 Year Old WWII Vet

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U.S. Navy veteran Dario Raschio was all smiles Saturday as he awaited a special honor from U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, who joined him at Portland Community College’s Southeast Campus to present the 100-year-old with a handful of medals.

“I feel I’m no hero,” said Raschio, dynamic and spry, before the event. “I don’t accept it as being a hero. I accept it as being a part of my job.”
Shortly after Wyden began speaking, though, protesters erupted in the back of the room, shouting “hands-up, don’t shoot!” More than 100 pushed through the doors, banged on the windows from outside and hoisted signs.

Raschio and his daughter, Pam Brown of Portland, had a front-row seat to the spectacle. Raschio’s smile faded.

Demonstrators across the country have used “don’t shoot” and “hands up” as rallying cries following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, last fall. “I can’t breathe” references the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man who died in July following a chokehold by a New York City police officer.

The medal presentation was to be the first event at a Wyden town hall, one of several the senator, D-Oregon, is holding around the state this week. After 15 minutes of shouting, Wyden persuaded the group to stop and let him proceed with the medal presentation.

Raschio’s smile returned as Wyden presented him with a frame filled with medals. He was awarded the U.S. Naval Aviator Badge, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory medal, the American Defense Service Medal, the “Ruptured Duck” award and the U.S. Navy Honorable discharge pin.

He was also given a flag flown over the U.S Capitol. Continue Reading

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FBI: Police Officers Killed In 2014 ‘Shocking Increase’

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FBI Director James Comey on Sunday honored murdered New York City Police Officer Wenjian Liu and remarked that he was shocked and bewildered by the increased number of police officer deaths in 2014.

“One hundred and fifteen were killed last year,” he said. “That’s a shocking increase from 2013. I don’t understand evil and I cannot try

Comey was the highest-ranking Obama administration official to attend Liu’s memorial service at a Brooklyn funeral home.

Liu was killed Dec. 20 with fellow Officer Rafael Ramos inside their police car in Brooklyn. Continue Reading

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We Wish Everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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Maggio News would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and have a safe and Happy New Year. Maggio News will return to action on January 7th 2015. Starting off the New Year we will no longer be doing commentary with the articles we link to or post, we feel the facts are all the American people need to make their decisions unaccompanied by spin. The New Year is sure to present our nation with many challenges domestic and abroad. Maggio News will do its best to cover as much as we can from the cities and streets of our nation.

This Lady is RIGHT ON TARGET in Mike Brown case

This young lady is accurate in her description of the facts of the Brown Wilson case.

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Obama Racism is “deeply rooted” in the U.S. Activists Should Keep Pressing Forward

Addressing protests over minorities killed by police officers, President Obama said racism is “deeply rooted” in the U.S. and that activists should keep pressing steadily in their demands for reform.

“This is something that is deeply rooted in our society, it’s deeply rooted in our history,” Mr. Obama said in an interview with BET, a portion of which was released Sunday. “When you’re dealing with something as deeply rooted as racism or bias … you’ve got to have vigilance but you have to recognize that it’s going to take some time, and you just have to be steady so you don’t give up when we don’t get all the way there.”

Mr. Obama held meetings at the White House last week with young civil-rights activists who are protesting the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer last August in Ferguson, Missouri. Continue Reading

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Military Occupation of Ferguson Derails Major action by Protesters

The Missouri National Guard presently seems to have a strong grip on the situation on the ground in Ferguson. The hard core anarchists/protesters have all but disappeared from the front lines due to the massive force being displayed by the Missouri National Guard, even the hard core Brown supporters know not to mess with highly trained military units. What remains on the front lines are older black ladies and many young college age whites, who are running around pretending to be hard core communists, when you view the video notice the absence of black males and the abundance of whites doing the protesting.

As of Friday and Saturday the Mike Brown movement seems to have been abandoned by blacks and hijacked by the ACLU and Amnesty people along with white clueless communists. The young white communists are being supervised by the ACLU and Amnesty International. These protests are now quite comical to say the least, they seem to be presenting a college play or something, the ACLU and Amnesty people yell!! Confront and the sheeple charge across the street yelling at police for five minutes, then they run back when the order to retreat is given, returning to their original safe zone across the street, this routine is done over and over throughout the night.

The majority of these people presently protesting don’t even live in Ferguson Missouri; the people that do live in Ferguson have voiced a majority opinion claiming to have had enough, one young lady told me, “we just want our lives back” and this young ladies statement sums it all up, the end is near the cold weather is now descending on Ferguson this will surely diminish the protests drastically combined with the presence of The Missouri National Guard. The key now is to keep the Missouri National Guard on the ground as long as possible forcing the people to retreat back to their lives and start the long painful healing process.

Posted by Victor Maggio

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Front Line Ferguson: Black Panther Leaders Plotted to BOMB ST. LOUIS ARCH – Kill Prosecutor

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Olajuwon Ali is the local leader of the New Black Panther Party in St. Louis. Last year he released a video inviting local blacks to join his group. He also explains how to become a sovereign person, separate from the corporate structure. And babbles on about challenging the St. Louis City court over his status and their illegal arrest of Mr. Ali.

Last week Olajuwon Ali and Brandon Muhammad were indicted in federal court for illegal firearms purchase – plotting to bomb the St. Louis Arch – and plotting to murder St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch and Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson.

The Panthers wanted to purchase more bombs but were waiting for their girlfriend’s EBT card was replenished!
Your tax dollars at work – Blowing up the Arch! Continue Reading

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Front Line Ferguson: Architect of the 1999 WTO Riots Present Just before Ferguson Riots Erupted

Radical Organizer Lisa Fithian was spotted in the crowd prior to the mass riots she is the lady putting her hoody hat on in the middle of the screen

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Front Line Ferguson: Protesters react to live radio broadcast of Verdict “no Indictment”

Motivation of the Protesters for Day of ACTION! Could be seen everywhere you looked, up until till the “No Indictment” verdict was announced.

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