1. Very interesting new satire magazine, and from the fraction I have read, dead on the money.
2. Chuck Hagel indicates that pressure form the White House forced his hand on Gitmo releases.
(Another data point on Obama motives?)
3. American man wounded in Al-Ahsa shooting
An American resident was shot and wounded while driving with a fellow US citizen in Al-Ahsa on Friday.
The Eastern Province police said in a statement that shots were fired at the men at 2 p.m. on Friday afternoon as they were driving along Saladin Al-Ayobi Road.
The man is reportedly in a stable condition at a local hospital. The police have launched an investigation.
This is the fourth recent attack on foreigners since Gulf states joined a US-led coalition against Islamic State jihadists in Syria and Iraq in September.
Last month, Saudi authorities arrested three supporters of the IS group for shooting and wounding a Dane in his car in Riyadh.
4. Arm ALL police with Tasers to fight terror war: Call for extra protection against lone-wolf fanatics
(UK once again takes a wrong turn, caring more about optics than efficacy)
The terrorist threat level for police was raised to severe two weeks ago in the wake of the Paris atrocity and a foiled assault on officers in Belgium.
Since then, police chiefs and junior officers have been considering how to counter the extra dangers.
Last December, a threat was made to kidnap and kill a policeman in the West Midlands. Officers were given extra security briefings and urged not to travel to work in uniform.
Leaders of the Police Federation, which represents rank-and-file officers, will vote next month on a proposal that every uniformed frontline officer should be offered training in the use of Tasers, though some may choose not to carry them.
5. Jordan makes a rational response to the classic Islamic-piracy of the Islamic State
6. Michael Coren and Robert Spencer on the advancement of Blasphemy laws in Paris etc.
7. Robber brothers preyed on women using CHILLI POWDER to blind their victims
Two brothers preyed on women in a series of robberies where they used chilli powder to blind their victims.
Kashif Ashraf, 34, and Khalid Ashraf, 28, preyed on women, snatching mobile phones after throwing the painful spice in their faces.
Police believe the pair used the powder so their victims wouldn’t be able to identify them.
Thank you Buck, Don C., and all who sent in materials. More to come.
Turkish President – I want to be like Queen of UK
Iraqi libraries ransacked by Islamic State group in Mosul
Try arming all of the police with real weapons.
Jordan knows the culture the rest of the world should pay attention to what they are doing.
Can you imagine the response if the USA tried it? Israel?
The left in both nations would have hissy fits, I wonder if any of them would have strokes? If yes we should try this tactic.
I take that as a compliment.
Here is what should be a good movie for the compliment, I haven’t watched it yet but is has some good actors.
Yes indeed, RR. Film names sounds familiar.
Obama has agreed to 80 percent of Iran’s demands in nuclear talks, Israeli officials tell Ch. 10
CIA and Mossad killed senior Hezbollah figure in car bombing
Remember this is NPR so that usually means things are worse then the reports.
China Cracks Down On University Textbooks Promoting ‘Western Values’
Qaeda group launches assault on Western-backed Syria rebels
Office puts chips under staff’s skin
talk about a police state.
Canada gives spy agency new anti-terror powers
BUT – Toronto remains world’s most livable city.
Why is google making fake human skin
Privacy issues aside, this is very neat research.
That it is, we are living in the era of medical miracles, things that I have been reading about in SF for a long time are coming true.
Saudi Arabia wants to host a men-only Olympics
Meet the flower men of Saudi Arabia: They’ve lived in a remote mountain fortresses for 2,000 years (but don’t be fooled by the head-dresses – they are so violent even the police are scared of them)
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2931277/Meet-flower-men-Saudi-Arabia-wear-blooms-beauty-violent-police-scared-cross-them.html#ixzz3QPx4vopq
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DallasNews: Vitriol over prayer at Fort Worth rodeo leads imam to cancel repeat Published: 30 January 2015 09:10 PM
The article contradicts itself…did the imam pray or not? StarTelegram suggests he did:
This is priceless:
A sampling of the sentiments expressed: “I for one won’t attend an event that allows a darkness to be spoke over me,” “Muslim/Islam has no place in this country” and “I just will choose NOT to go so”.
Elham Manea, an Arab academic that’s worth listening to:
Iranian missile that may soon have the ability to hit the Eastern Seaboard of the US.
If they can do this now or in the near future they only need the assembly line for nuclear warheads to fill their to do list to start launching the missiles that will bring about the hell on earth that is needed to bring the Mahdi back.
IS- video -Beheading of a Jordanian
Ok. They can’t take a joke.
Have looked through the magazine. It’s hard to stop some things.