1, ‘Graphic representation of capability’: 2 US aircraft carrier groups deployed in Med
Deployment of a second US air carrier in the Mediterranean has been called to deter a Russian task force deployed in the region, a US official told the Wall Street Journal.
“It provides some needed presence in the Med to check…the Russians,” a military official in Washington told the WSJ. “The unpredictability of what we did with Truman kind of makes them think twice,” he said, noting that the new deployment demonstrates that the US Navy can be agile and adaptive.
Earlier this week, the highest-ranking officer on the USS Harry S. Truman carrier, Rear Adm. Bret Batchelder, told reporters visiting the carrier: “It is a demonstration of capability. That’s for sure.”
“There are undoubtedly folks who are watching that and this is just a graphic representation of what we’re capable of,” Batchelder said.
2. France: Waitress ‘attacked by Muslim men for serving alcohol during Ramadan’
A French waitress was allegedly assaulted by two Muslim men for serving alcohol during Ramadan.
The woman, a practising Muslim of Tunisian origin, was working on the terrace of the Vitis Café in Nice when she was reportedly insulted by two passers-by on Wednesday.
The men are said to have started to abuse her when they saw she was serving alcohol to customers, The Times reported.
3. Dhimmi German women junket to Iran
A translation by Egri Nok posted at Gates of Vienna
4. Jonathan Halevi did a great expose on fake Syrian passports here
5. John Robson: The eternal black flag
(John Robson should always be listened to, when he elects to explain something he feels worthy of the effort)
6. Islamist jailed for sharing Al-Nusra propaganda
(Al Nusra is the group the Americans specifically asked the Russians NOT to bomb. Yet you can be jailed for sharing their propaganda?)
The 29-year-old man entered the country as an asylum seeker and managed to get a job working as a translator in the Bavarian town of Freilassing.
But he was arrested for being an Al-Nusra Front militant when photos were found on his phone during a security check which showed him wearing combat gear and wielding a machine gun. Islamist propaganda texts were also found on the device.
The man claimed that he had only taken the pictures on his phone so that he could escape from Syria by pretending to support the Islamist cause.
7. More on the guy in Sydney Oz. yelling Allah hu ackbar with a huge knife doing stabby stabby who was shot by police
(It should be noted that he was not a psychiatric patient but was being treated for a neurological condition. So the excuse of madness for jihad cannot fly.
8. Here is the video where the Islamic State threatens to destroy the pyramids.
Thank you M., Wrath of Khan, Xanthippa, Oz-Rita, and really, a lot of great people and some I have lost track of, and for that I do apologize. I do recommend reading the links our good friends post to the daily links post. It contains a great deal of the news that comes in from the people kind enough and diligent enough to make sure our readers can see that news that our own media usually chooses to make sure we do not see, to the extent they are able.
Here is a top 5 list from the Rebel posted today which has some interesting materials and references. One of them was to a 2004 BBC documentary on Islamic antisemitism which could not be made today, even though at one point, they seem to claim that to a degree its due to Israeli treatment of Gazanians.
I am an Army vet but will admit that nothing, and I do mean nothing beats a couple of carrier groups for projecting power. Even Obama hasn’t been able to destroy the carrier groups, he has reduced the number of them but hasn’t been able to reduce the power.
Just to prove I am Army, while air and sea power project power better then ground forces the wars aren’t over until so scared soldiers with a knife on the end of a rifle digs them out of their holes.
some not so
Jihad stems from mental illness:
Re #5. Yes, I love Robson too – razor sharp, agile mind, succinct and clear in his explanations, with often just a hint of humor to spice things up. Anyway, with regard to this particular video, it made me think that another reason progressives (and arguably, secularists) love Islam is that they too believe that humanity itself, or at least humanity in the form of Big Government, can bring about heaven on earth. And they also tend to deny human capacity for evil (since they claim that evil is a subjective or even meaningless term … though they’re very quick to then inconsistently demonize their opponents).
Obama using US service personnel to try to protect Islamist Erdogan against justice from Russia. Well sorry, but I’m squarely on Russia’ side chaps!