Monday, October 5, 2015

RAF picture of the day

The final RAF crew to hold operational search and rescue standby commitment in the UK: (left to right) Sergeant Doug Bowden, Flight Lieutenant Ayla Holdom, Flight Lieutenant Christian 'Taff' Wilkins and Flight Sergeant Chris Scurr.  [MOD pic]

Friday, October 2, 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Video: Israel's PM Netanyahu UN speech - the silence IS deafening

And then there is this:

 Netanyahu shames UN in response to silence over Iran deal Oct. 01, 2015 - 4:50 - Israeli Ambassador to U.S. Ron Dermer explains the prime minister's remarks

  Shame on all of us....

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Germany: Honour killing charges against mum and dad

Lareeb Khan (Jihad Watch)

From Clarion Project:
Honor Killing in Germany After Police Slip-Up
29 September 2015

A 19-year old girl was strangled to death by her father in an honor killing in Germany after police informed him by letter she had been caught shoplifting condoms.

Asadullah Khan, 51, strangled his daughter Lareeb while she slept in the family home. He and his wife, Shazia Khan, then dressed Lareeb in her work clothes as a dental assistant and put her body in their car and discarded it in a nearby forest.

The pair is being charged with murder.

Asadullah Khan admitted the killing and told the court that his daughter had brought dishonor on the family by forming a relationship with a boyfriend he did not approve of. He wanted her to have an arranged marriage with someone from Pakistan.

“'Lareeb stayed away from the home for several nights in a row and stopped wearing the headscarf,” Shazia Khan, Lareeb's mother, told the court. “One day we received a letter from the police saying she had been caught trying to steal condoms. At this point it became clear that there was sexual contact. When I showed the letter to my husband he snapped.”

Shazia Khan claimed that she was a cowed and submissive wife who had been physically unable to restrain her husband and prevent the murder.

But Lareeb’s younger sister, Nida, 14, told the court that her mother was just as bad as her father and would beat the girls often.

“My Mama was not suppressed, she could do what she wanted. She used to hit me with a stick,” Nida said....

Video: Israeli school kids harassed by muslim mob

From Israel National News:

Watch: Terrified Jewish Children Hounded by Muslim Mob

Difficult to watch: Children cry as Arab mobs target Jewish families on the way to the Kotel in Old City of Jerusalem over Sukkot.

Ari Soffer
30 September 2015

Jewish children cry as muslim mob attacks in Jerusalem       Reuters

A hassidic child cries, clinging to his father's hand as an angry mob hounds them, hurling anti-Semitic abuse.

Scenes not from Europe in the early twentieth century, but from the streets of Jerusalem's Old City on Sukkot, 2015.

Muslims in the holy city have been rioting for more than two weeks now, clashing with police and attacking Jewish residents. Several people have been injured and one man - 64-year-old grandfather Alexander Levlovich - was murdered by Muslim terrorists who hurled rocks at his car, causing a fatal crash....

 The above video was taken Monday morning, on the first day of the Jewish festival Sukkot, and shows mobs of Muslims harassing Jews on their way to pray at the Kotel (Western Wall)....

More here.

[Related:  Bethlehem monastery torched by Islamic jihadists  ]

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Video: Brits battling ISIS

From Funker530, an excellent documentary chronicling three  British volunteers that traveled to Syria to fight against the Islamic State alongside the Kurdish Y PG.

US: Green Beret says "Army is morally wrong..."

From One Marine's View:

September 28, 2015

 Green Beret discharged for shoving accused Afghan rapist speaks out

A Green Beret ordered discharged after he and his team leader body-slammed an alleged Afghan child rapist is speaking out against the Army's effort to punish him, as he fights to stay in the service. 

If you didn’t know, boy rape is very prevalent throughout Iraq and Afghanistan and the culture there. There are several accounts of Taliban fighters going into villages, killing and raping children and adults.

'Kicking me out of the army is morally wrong and the entire country knows it.'

- Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland

Read more here. 

FOX News has this:

[...]  A Green Beret ordered discharged after he and his team leader body-slammed an alleged Afghan child rapist is speaking out against the Army's effort to punish him, as he fights to stay in the service. 

"Kicking me out of the Army is morally wrong and the entire country knows it," Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland said, in his first public statement on his case.

The detailed written statement, requested by Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., was shared by the congressman's office with Hunter, who has advocated on Martland's behalf, intends to submit the statement to the House Armed Services Committee.

Martland's case has received renewed attention amid recent press reports on the U.S. military's handling of child abuse allegations involving Afghan allies. In his statement, Martland gives a blunt account of the September 2011 encounter with the "brutal child rapist," local police commander Abdul Rahman. He acknowledges the confrontation, but suggests the commander exaggerated his injuries -- and argues that the boy's safety, as well as American lives, was at stake that day. ...

FOX has more - including a video clip - here.

Bouhammer has a piece up on this travesty.

In the case of SFC Martland, it is truly disgusting because in the Army we teach and are taught that we should all do the HARD RIGHT instead of the EASY WRONG. This is what separates the sheepdogs from the sheep. Standing up for what is right and having the courage and intestinal fortitude to do it. Trust me it is not easy and many times, not possible. Our soldiers are put in the middle of a rock and a hard place when they see something as horrific as child rape and abuse happening, or even soldier male on male rape happen. And also know that they are told by all levels “it isn’t our job to install our values into their culture” and to know that if they offend, humiliate and piss off the same Afghans who’s protection our vulnerable soldiers depend on for force protection could cause an American’s death...

You know he has more.   GO read it here.

SFC Martland isn't the first Soldier to be treated this way by our Military;  he won't be the last who chooses the "HARD RIGHT" course of action.

Thank God for men like him.

[Related: SFC Martland's appeal rejected  ]