(The one surprise is that Obama congratulated the Marines instead of apologizing to the Islamic State, which one has to suspect was his next call)
A group of unarmed US Marines on board a high-speed train between Amsterdam and Paris foiled a terrorist attack after a gunman opened fire with an assault rifle, wounding three people.
The 26-year-old Moroccan national, who was known to security services, came out of the toilet brandishing the gun and opened fire. Fortunately, two US Marines were nearby and overpowered him before he could massacre passengers.
The suspected terrorist had at least nine full magazines of ammunition holding almost 300 rounds. He was also carrying a knife.
Unfortunately, one of the Marines was shot and is believed to be in a critical condition.
Gunman injures three after firing Kalashnikov on Amsterdam-Paris train: latest
The Associated Press reports that annual military exercises with South Korea have been halted–indefinitely–due to rising tensions on the DMZ and threats of war from Pyongyang. Is this a concession to North Korea’s threats, a bid to reduce tensions on the peninsula, or is it necessary to give American and South Korean units a chance to prepare for possible combat?
“North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday declared his front-line troops in a ‘quasi-state of war’ and ordered them to prepare for battle against South Korea in response to an exchange of artillery fire on the border Thursday,” the AP reports.
(Yes lets lower the standards for Marines and make enemy combatants officers in our armies like Maj. Nidal Hasan. I can’t see anything going wrong with any of that at all)
5. Judge lifts injunction on hidden cam Planned Parenthood videos. Medical Progress immediately releases another
6. Afghan ‘terrorist’ is free to roam the streets of Britain as hero interpreters are abandoned to Taliban: Man who has been stripped of British citizenship is embroiled in battle to fight deportation
(Just so long as the UK has its priorities straight)
A suspected Afghan terrorist is living freely in London as former British Army translators are abandoned to face Taliban hitmen, it emerged last night.
The man had been stripped of his British citizenship over alleged links to Al Qaeda but made it back into the country.
At huge cost to the taxpayer, he is now embroiled in a legal battle to fight deportation – a process which could take months or even years.
Military translators such as ‘Shaffy’ pictured beside Prime Minister David Cameron face massive obstacles in moving to the UK despite their service, while suspected terrorists such as M2 cannot be easily removed
NEW YORK — The United States is closely monitoring an escalating military confrontation between Israel and military forces in Syria, and calls on all parties to avoid further jeopardizing a long-held ceasefire in the Golan Heights, a State Department official told The Jerusalem Post on Friday evening.
Israel conducted a second round of strikes in Syrian-controlled territory on Friday, reportedly hitting a vehicle and killing six. The Israeli government says its targets are militants responsible for firing rockets into Israeli-controlled territory the day before.
The four rockets fired from Syria marked the first such exchange of fire since 1973.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Around 40,000 people have fled their homes in Chad in the past two weeks following attacks by Islamist militant group Boko Haram, according to an aid agency, as the insurgency stokes an escalating humanitarian crisis in the region around Lake Chad.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said many of the displaced people have gathered in makeshift camps where its staff were treating patients with diarrhea, malaria and respiratory infections, as well as malnourished children.
“Some pregnant women have walked several kilometers in searing heat to seek medical attention,” said Federica Alberti, MSF’s head of mission in Chad. “People are living without proper shelter, and do not have access to food or clean drinking water.”
Thank you M., Sassy, CB Sashenka, Gates of vienna, and so many people who have sent in materials. Its been a very busy day for videos and titling. More still to come, so the posting of news has suffered a bit. But for those of you curious about why Canada took away people’s right to own firearms, this interesting video from the New York times might tell you, even if that was not the intention of the makers.
Personally, I think all people who believe in freedom need to band together temporarily and reinvent that most basic right.