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A Leading Hamas Commander Just Said
The Group Was Behind June´s
West Bank Kidnappings

Business Insider, by Armin Rosen

Original Article

Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/20/2014 8:31:40 PM

On Wednesday the exiled commander for Hamas´s West Bank operations confirmed his organization´s responsibility for the June murder of three Israeli teens. Speaking with a group of clerics in Turkey organized by Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Al Jazeera Arabic´s popular Doha-based mega-preacher, Turkey-based Saleh Arouri said Hamas´ Al Qassam Brigades were responsible for the murders, which set off a cycle of arrests, reprisals, and escalations that continues over two months later. In a way, Arouri´s admission doesn´t reveal anything that wasn´t already publicly known. In early August, Israeli court documents revealed a man named

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Is this part of a Hamas "12-step" program? What´s in it for them to tell the "truth" now as the war continues?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: my2sense, 8/21/2014 2:32:51 AM     (No. 9974569)

They need something, anything to look like an accomplishment before their donor base dries up.

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New York Times, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/8/2014 12:46:39 AM     Post Reply
As the moon wheels around Earth every 28 days and shows us a progressively greater and then stingier slice of its sun-lightened face, the distance between moon and Earth changes, too. At the nearest point along its egg-shaped orbit, its perigee, the moon may be 26,000 miles closer to us than it is at its far point. And should the moon happen to hit its ever-shifting orbital perigee at the same time that it lies athwart from the sun, we are treated to a so-called supermoon, a full moon that can seem close enough to embrace — as much as 12 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than the average full moon.

Destroying ISIS May
Take Years, U.S. Officials Say
New York Times, by Eric Schmitt & Michael R. Gordon *    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/7/2014 11:25:39 PM     Post Reply
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.

De Blasio has sent 1,412 homeless packing
New York Post, by Michael Gartland    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/7/2014 11:03:15 PM     Post Reply
Mayor de Blasio has sent 1,412 homeless people packing since taking office in January — keeping pace with Mayor Bloomberg’s bum-banishment program despite lambasting his Republican predecessor’s homeless policies. Liberal advocates for homeless New Yorkers slammed de Blasio for ignoring his own “Tale of Two Cities” campaign rhetoric to “push poor people out of the city.” “This is ridiculous,” said Luis Tejada, former head of the Mirabal Sisters Cultural and Community Center in West Harlem. “I worked for [de Blasio’s] campaign. We expected more from him. This is a big surprise.”

Veteran Democrat Faces
Hurdles to Re-Election
New York Times, by Katharine Q. Seelye & Jess Bidgood    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/7/2014 10:56:19 PM     Post Reply
Peabody, MA - Representative John F. Tierney, an embattled nine-term Democrat, knows about tough races. A lawyer from Salem, Mr. Tierney first ran for Congress in 1994 from this district on the North Shore of Boston and lost narrowly to the Republican incumbent. He returned for a grudge match in 1996 and beat the incumbent in one of the closest contests in the country. After recounts that stretched into December, Mr. Tierney was declared the winner by just 371 votes out of more than 260,000 cast. (Snip) But in 2012 he found himself in another squeaker. In the end, he edged out his Republican opponent by one percentage

Sen. Feinstein: Confront ISIS
now before it is too late
CBS News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/7/2014 10:39:41 PM     Post Reply
Senator Dianne Feinstein says the U.S. must confront ISIS now or deal with the militant group when it is a much more dangerous threat. Feinstein, who serves as chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, explained her position in an op-ed published on USA Today´s website Sunday evening. She focused on the two videos recently released by the militant group, depicting the beheadings of two American journalists; James Foley and Steven Sotloff. She said she believes the group has grown into a "significant military force" and controls large territories in Syria and Iraq. "The threat ISIS poses cannot be overstated.

   

 

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Caddell Credits Breitbart, Fox News with
Influencing Obama´s Immigration Policy
Breitbart TV, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/7/2014 9:36:03 PM     Post Reply
On Sunday’s broadcast of FNC’s “The Fox Report,” Pat Caddell, the former pollster for President Jimmy Carter, explained how images first shown on Breitbart Texas back in June of children that have entered the United States illegally that have been warehoused at Border Patrol facilities have influenced President Barack Obama’s policy on immigration. According to Caddell, those imagines defined the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border and have caused Obama to delay his so-called amnesty by executive fiat effort, despite Obama saying otherwise earlier in the day on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Obama Argues He Needs A Vacation
Without the Press Following Him
Breitbart TV, by Pam Key    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/7/2014 9:30:13 PM     Post Reply
Sunday on NBC´s "Meet The Press," host Chuck Todd took President Barack Obama to task for the optics of going golfing moments after his statement on ISIS beheading journalist James Foley. Obama complained during his vacations he would "love" not to be followed by the press. “You know, it is always a challenge when you’re supposed to be on vacation, because you’re followed everywhere, part of what I would love is a vacation from the press," Obama said. The president did take some responsibility saying, “But there’s no doubt that after having talked to the families, where it was hard for me to hold back tears listening to the

Al-Jazeera retracts story
doubting Foley, Sotloff beheadings
Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/7/2014 3:51:01 PM     Post Reply
Al-Jazeera has retracted a controversial story it published last week that questioned the authenticity of the videos that showed the execution of James Foley and Steven Sotloff, chalking it up to a “Hollywood” fabrication to provoke war. When accessing the link to the story, deemed by many online commentators as offensive and insensitive, an error page now appears, Al Arabiya News reported. Al-Jazeera English later posted a retraction on its website that called the post “inaccurate.” The story had suggested that Foley likely fabricated the execution video, despite confirmations from the U.S. government that the video was real,

Lawmakers divided on whether Obama
should come to Congress for Syria strikes
Washington Times, by Jacqueline Klimas    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/7/2014 2:41:01 PM     Post Reply
As Congress returns to Washington Monday after a monthlong break, lawmakers are divided on whether or not the president needs to come to Congress for a new authorization of force against Islamic State — also known as ISIS or ISIL — forces in Syria. Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican, said Sunday it would benefit President Obama to get Congress onboard with strikes against the Islamic State but that he shouldn’t waste time doing so if he wants to take immediate action. “If that’s going to delay what he wants to do, he should go ahead and take action without waiting for Congress,” Mr. King said on

Global Warming Jumps the Shark:
the Week in Climate Stupid
Breitbart London, by James Delingpole    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/7/2014 1:34:38 PM     Post Reply
This was the week when global warming jumped the shark. Just like it did last week. And the one before... 1. Soon children will have forgotten what outdoors looks like, claims HuffPo Doctors at a Washington, D.C. paediatric clinic are increasingly prescribing sunshine and outdoors - "nature time" - for their young clients, reports Lynne Peeples for HuffPo. But the story isn´t as heartwarming as you might think from the first paragraphs. That´s because stalking this charming scene like a ravening, blood-crazed, razor-fanged death creature with a sinister cowl kind of like a wicked evil monk´s probably concealing a grinning death´s head

   

 

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Islamic State: Common enemy of the Levant
Al Jazeera [Doha, Qatar], by Vartan Oskanian    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/7/2014 12:36:48 PM     Post Reply
To try to see good news in Middle Eastern developments, one has to be an eternal optimist and one´s mind has to be wired for reverse logic. Consider the following: the situation in the Middle East is so unsustainably bad, that there cannot not be a change, and it cannot change to the better; or, the threat of the Islamic State group can even generate a positive outcome if it compels old antagonists to rally around a common cause. The Islamic State group poses such a massive threat to those in the Middle East and beyond, that other real or perceived threats - such as the Iranian nuclear arms issue, Bashar al-Assad's dictatorial rule,

iWatch, iPhone 6, and More:
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Daily Beast, by Kyle Chayka    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/7/2014 12:10:31 PM     Post Reply
If you’re ready for a new phone from Apple, you’re not alone. One couple is already camping out in front of the Fifth Avenue Apple store in order to be the first ones in line to buy the iPhone 6, which probably won’t come out for another two weeks. The company will reveal its latest devices Tuesday, September 9th in an event it has teased only by noting “wish we could say more” on their invitation. The day promises to be a watershed moment for the company; they are expected to announce a wearable “iWatch” device, as it is unofficially called, as well as new sizes of iPhone with major hardware upgrades.



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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/6/2014 11:07:41 AM     Post Reply
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