1. Boston bombing not a religious crime
(Who knew the prosecutor in the Boston marathon bombing case was a female imam!)
2. Shiia march in Germany protesting human rights abuses in the KSA.
(The most likely expat Iranians may be unaware that this much irony in the blood could lead to serious medical conditions)
3. More evidence that the derailed train and the parallel train where hit by projectiles and a possible 3rd train which may have been hit around the same time and place
ISIS may be on the move, but not the way you see on television, claims the Pentagon.
Footage of the menacing, black-clad terrorist army rolling across the desert in long convoys predates U.S.-led air strikes that have forced the jihadists to travel more discreetly, say senior State Department and Pentagon officials. They have asked television networks to stop using stock footage that makes the terror army seem more mobile – and more formidable – than they say it actually is.
“One Toyota speeding down the road by itself at night with its headlights off,” would be a more accurate image, said Pentagon spokesman Col. Steven Warren.
Emily Horne, spokeswoman for retired Gen. John Allen, the State Department’s special envoy leading the international coalition against ISIS, said the footage being used by news networks paints a picture that benefits the terror group, also known as ISIL and Islamic State.
“We are urging broadcasters to avoid using the familiar B-roll that we’ve all seen before, file footage of ISIL convoys operating in broad daylight, moving in large formations with guns out, looking to wreak havoc,” Horne told Politico. “It’s inaccurate — that’s no longer how ISIL moves.
“A lot of that footage is from last summer before we began tactical strikes.”
U.S. news media have not been permitted to send embedded reporters into areas of Iraq and Syria where fighting is fiercest, making it nearly impossible to get up-to-date footage of ISIS’ movements. But even if the terrorist army’s mobility is restricted by strikes from above, there is scant evidence that the combination of Iraqi boots on the ground and coalition bombers in the sky is turning the tide against the radical jihadists.
(This footage of Islamic State convoys was uploaded today)
(I wonder if someone in Burma actually knows the history of Afghanistan and other South Asian nations, now islamic but used to be Buddhist and decided to act rationally)
Myanmar’s government has said it is not responsible for the migrant boat crisis in south-east Asia, and may not attend an emergency summit on the issue.
Thousands of migrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar are feared stranded in boats in the Andaman Sea after their crews deserted them.
Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand have been turning away migrant boats.
Survivors have described desperate conditions on the boats, with people thrown overboard amid fights for food.
Rohingya Muslims have been leaving Buddhist-majority Myanmar, also known as Burma, because they are not recognised as citizens and face persecution.
6. Pope to Abbas: “We will always be united because our mission is the same”
(Video at site)
Iran will never allow Western powers or the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to inspect its military bases, Iran’s Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi-Kermani said Friday in an address to Tehran University students.
The West, and particularly the United States, “are hallucinating” if they think that Iran would allow inspection of its military apparatus, Kermani said.
Those who wish for Iran to recognize the State of Israel as part of a final agreement should “bury their dreams,” the Ayatollah added.
Part of Iran’s final agreement with the United States and its five international partners, (Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany) the so-called “P5+1,” is to allow the IAEA access to inspectors its military sites to curb Tehran’s nuclear programs.
Thank you M., Richard, Draculea and so many more who sent in materials today.