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Libya crisis: Tensions rise as
Tripoli airport changes hands

BBC News [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 8/23/2014 11:15:49 PM

Libya´s newly-elected parliament has condemned as terrorists the militia alliance which says it has captured Tripoli´s international airport. It said the alliance was now a legitimate target for the armed forces. The alliance includes Islamists and fighters from the city of Misrata. A spokesman for the militia said that the new parliament was illegitimate and called for the country´s former governing body, the Islamist-dominated General National Council, to reconvene. The BBC´s Rana Jawad in Tripoli says there are unconfirmed reports of battles continuing between rival armed groups on the outskirts of the city, and explosions can be heard. The country has been by gripped by

      


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Libya crisis: Tensions rise as
Tripoli airport changes hands
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/23/2014 11:15:49 PM     Post Reply
Libya´s newly-elected parliament has condemned as terrorists the militia alliance which says it has captured Tripoli´s international airport. It said the alliance was now a legitimate target for the armed forces. The alliance includes Islamists and fighters from the city of Misrata. A spokesman for the militia said that the new parliament was illegitimate and called for the country´s former governing body, the Islamist-dominated General National Council, to reconvene. The BBC´s Rana Jawad in Tripoli says there are unconfirmed reports of battles continuing between rival armed groups on the outskirts of the city, and explosions can be heard. The country has been by gripped by

   

 

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FBI agents to guard UK
airports against jihadi fanatics
Daily Express [UK], by Caroline Wheeler    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/23/2014 9:29:05 PM     Post Reply
Dozens of FBI agents are to be posted at UK ­airports amid fears that Britain’s anti-terrorism efforts are failing to keep track of jihadi fanatics. Three US officers from a specialist FBI counter-terror unit are expected to land at Heathrow on Tuesday, with another 10 arriving within the week and dozens more over coming months. They will monitor suspect passengers as well as ­investigate “terror hot-spots” across Britain in the wake of the beheading of American James Foley in Iraq. Last night, however, critics claimed their arrival was an admission that cuts to police and the UK Border Force had

Smiling Obama swings into action...
but once again, it´s on the golf course:
President plays again as FBI warn of
homegrown ISIS threat and US edges*
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko, Louise Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/23/2014 8:38:16 PM     Post Reply
President Obama was back on the golf course today as he enjoyed yet another 18 holes amid deepening concerns about the spreading terrorist rampage of extremist group ISIS. The President played a round with former NBA basketball star Alonzo Mourning and Cyrus Walker, cousin of White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts on Saturday. His hours on the golf course during a two-week break on the resort island of Martha´s Vineyard have his detractors teeing up as they highlight the slew of foreign policy crises currently facing the U.S.

Vile boast of Jihadi John... I've made my
fortune: Bragging British executioners are
sadists, say ex hostages... they tortured*
Daily Mail [UK], by James Harkin    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/23/2014 8:08:08 PM     Post Reply
British jihadis involved in the brutal beheading of American reporter James Foley callously boasted of making personal fortunes from ransoms paid for other released hostages. The gang openly talked of making so much money they could ‘retire to Kuwait or Qatar’, according to testimonies by former hostages obtained by The Mail on Sunday. The four Islamic State militants--nicknamed The Beatles by their Western captives--were reported to be ‘interested in money’ from the start of the kidnap ordeal, even bragging to prisoners about how much they were making. A security source revealed last night that £24 million was paid by at least

SAS high-tech hunt for the killers
of James Foley: ´Significant force´
of UK elite troops on ground in Iraq
Daily Mail [UK], by Mark Nicol    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/23/2014 7:47:23 PM     Post Reply
British Special Forces hunting the killer of James Foley are using an array of sophisticated equipment to track him down--and possibly free other hostages being held. The Mail on Sunday has been given a detailed account of how elite troops from the SAS and the Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR) are conducting high-tech operations inside Syria and Iraq, which could lead to the capture of the extremists within days. It is understood the true identity of Jihadi John has not yet been established and that the precise location where Mr Foley was executed--as seen in a video which shocked the world--remains

Rockets from Syria land in Golan
Heights after Lebanese Katyusha attack
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Staff*    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/23/2014 7:21:19 PM     Post Reply
Five rockets from Syria landed across the border with Israel in the Golan Heights overnight between Saturday and Sunday. [Snip] Multiple alert sirens sounded in the Golan Regional Council warning of the attack. The projectile strike from Syria came hours after a separate incident on Saturday night in which a rocket fired from Lebanon hit a building in an open area in the Upper Galilee. Two children were lightly injured by shrapnel and four people were suffering from shock as a result of the attack. The news agency NNA, citing its correspondent in Tire, said the rockets were fired towards Israel

   

 

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Watch: Pro-Palestinians
Defend Hitler in London
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Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/23/2014 7:10:10 PM     Post Reply
Thousands of people shouted anti-Israel and anti-Semitic slogans, wore anti-Semitic T-shirts, and defended Hitler on Saturday--all in alleged defense of a "free Gaza" and "Palestinian rights" at a protest outside London´s Downing Street. Breitbart News reporters at the scene reported a current of violence running through the crowd, with at least one peaceful pro-Israel counter-protester saying he felt "physically intimidated." Police later banned the man from participating, possibly for his safety; reporters were also asked to leave. Hate crimes against Jews have risen 383% worldwide since 2013, including a 436% hate crime hike in Europe. Thousands of people have participated in anti-Israel

Lauren Bacall leaves
thousands to pampered dog
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Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/23/2014 2:36:21 PM     Post Reply
Lauren Bacall, one of the last great actresses of cinema´s golden era, has left $10,000 (£6,000) to her pampered dog Sophie. The star, nicknamed "The Look" for her smouldering on-screen presence, died this month at the age of 89 in New York, the city where she was born and raised. Her estate documents show she left $26.6 million, split between her three children, plus a special bequest to her beloved papillon dog. That money will go to her youngest son, Sam Robards, 53, to ensure that Sophie continues to live in the manner to which she is accustomed. Neighbours frequently

Isil: the world must tackle
this mass psychosis
Telegraph [UK], by Janet Daley    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/23/2014 1:58:24 PM     Post Reply
We are not engaged in a religious war. This is not a confrontation between Islam and the West. To start from that premise is to place Isil (which should not be called by its presumptive title “Islamic State”) on precisely the ground it wishes to occupy. [Snip] The contest is not modern liberal democracy versus the Dark Ages. This is to impose meaning on what is, in truth, meaningless. There is nothing coherent or comprehensible at the heart of the homicidal Isil frenzy. It is just what it looks like: psychopathic nihilism. Indeed, it may be worse than counterproductive to

US considers air strikes in Syria
after murder of James Foley
Telegraph [UK], by Rob Crilly    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/23/2014 1:36:32 PM     Post Reply
The US is considering escalating its assault on Islamic State and the Levant extremists with air raids, drone strikes and special forces operations inside Syria following the murder of James Foley, an American journalist. Barack Obama has so far resisted calls for attacks inside Syria, and justified similar operations in Iraq as protecting US forces or preventing the genocide of religious minorities at the hands of Sunni fundamentalists. However, the graphic video of Mr Foley’s death has brought a hardening of Washington’s position. Benjamin Rhodes, the president’s deputy national security adviser, told reporters in Martha’s Vineyard, where Mr Obama is

IDF warns Gazans:
Steer clear from terror sites
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/23/2014 9:22:00 AM     Post Reply
The IDF called on residents of Gaza to steer clear of areas used to wage attacks against Israel. The army distributed leaflets across the coastal territory and warned the population via recorded voice messages and text messages that it "will use force against any military or civilian facility used for terrorist activities." "Any house that is used to wage attacks against Israel will be targeted," the leaflets read. "The mission is still ongoing; Beware." . "For your own safety," the army admonished Gaza residents, "prevent terrorists from using your property for terror activities and keep clear from any place where

   

 



 
Iran to Send Humanitarian Aid to Gaza
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Elad Benari    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/23/2014 9:14:07 AM     Post Reply
Iran says it will send aid to Gaza after Egypt agrees to allow the shipment to enter through the Rafiah crossing. Iran plans to send aid to Gaza after Egypt said it would allow the shipment to enter the territory, an Iranian diplomatic source said on Friday, according to AFP. [Snip] The source said a first Iranian Red Crescent shipment of 100 tons of medicine and food would be flown "soon" to Cairo. "The package weighs 100 tons and consists of food and medication," IRNA quoted the source as saying. Tehran said at the end of July it had sent a first



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