Thursday, August 21, 2014

Video: ISIS grooming children for jihad

What happens 'over there' DOES directly impact us here.

 Published on Aug 8, 2014 Click here to watch Part 1 now:

In Part 2 of VICE News’ exclusive look at the emergence of the Islamic State, filmmaker Medyan Dairieh meets an Islamic State member from Belgium who works to indoctrinate some of the youngest members of the group. He also gains further insight into the minds of Islamic State fighters as they host celebrations and military parades featuring American tanks and APCs seized from the Iraqi army.

The Islamic State, a hardline Sunni jihadist group which formerly had ties to al Qaeda, is now in control of a large swath of territory in Iraq and Syria. The group, which adheres to the strictest form of Sharia law, is determined to establish a caliphate that stretches across the Middle East and into the rest of the Muslim world.

As the Islamic State continues its violent expansion in Syria and Iraq, it is also working to win the hearts and minds of new recruits and potential new members in areas it controls.

Follow this link to find more VICE videos on ISIS.


Israel: 'Hamas is like ISIS, ISIS is like Hamas'

As Hamas breaks the latest ceasefire by resuming rocket firing into Israel, Netanyahu has this reminder:

Hamas and ISIS: Two branches of the same tree. Both exploiting and endangering children.

Photo: AFP / ImageBank Israel

Meanwhile, Israel continues to target Hamas leadership.

From Israel National News: 

 Three Senior Hamas Commanders Killed in Pre-Dawn Airstrike

In major blow to terror group's military wing, two most senior commanders in southern Gaza eliminated in IDF strike.
By Uzi Baruch
The armed wing of Hamas announced Thursday that three of its senior commanders were killed in a pre-dawn Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades in a statement identified the leaders as Mohammed Abu Shamalah, Raed al-Attar and Mohammed Barhum. Emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said eight people were killed in the strike.

Witnesses said a four-storey family home was completely destroyed in a series of air strikes.
The airstrike was carried out based on intelligence provided by the Shabak (Israel Security Agency), which led to the identification of two central Hamas figures.

Most senior commanders in southern Gaza

Mohammed Abu Shamalah, 40, was the most senior Hamas commander in southern Gaza, classified by security services as the head of the "Southern Command" of Hamas. Abu Shamalah was responsible for the areas of Rafiah and Khan Younis, and is a longtime friend and associate of Ezzedine al-Qassam's elusive leader, Mohammed Deif, who was himself targeted in an IDF strike yesterday - a strike he is believed to have survived....

Much more here.

Related: Boycott the Jews?  You will die sooner

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Military surplus to local police depts? Maybe not!

Here's a coincidence!

From Homeland Security News Wire:

Lawmakers reconsider transfer of military gear to local police

19 August 2014

Federal officials are considering placing restrictions on the 1990 Department of Defense Excess Property (1033) Program which authorized the Pentagon to give surplus military equipment to local law enforcement units to fight the war on drugs. The program was later explained as also helping in the fight against terrorism. Though violent crime nationwide is at its lowest levels in decades, the transfers of military equipment to police forces have surged...


Though violent crime nationwide is at its lowest levels in decades, the transfers of military equipment to police forces have surged. A June 2014 report by the American Civil Liberties Union found that weapons transferred through the 1,033 program rose in value from $1 million in 1990 to nearly $450 million in 2013. “Every police force of any size in this country has access to those kinds of weapons now,” said David Harris, a police expert at the University of Pittsburgh law school. “It makes it more likely to be used (and) is an escalation all by itself.”...

 Much more here.

Video: Pete Hegseth on ISIS at Iraq/Syria

| ISIS Dissolves Borders, Threatens U.S.

 Published on Aug 14, 2014
 A recent video, released by ISIS, shows them in complete control of what used to be the Syrian/Iraqi border. With the border gone, they can now start to establish their pseudo-nation caliphate. Also featured in the video is ISIS verbally threatening the United States, as well as young children swearing their allegiance to the group. Pete Hegseth joins Fox & Friends to talk about their true intentions.

Pete Hegseth is the CEO of Concerned Veterans for America, a Fox News Contributor and the former executive director of Vets for Freedom. Pete is an infantry officer in the Army National Guard, and has served tours in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Guantanamo Bay.

Stay connected with the Concerned Veterans for America Newsletter HERE: 

Pay attention!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

SGT Mike Stokely: Lest We Forget

Mike's father, Robert, writes this :

8/8/05: Yusufiyah Iraq Mike Stokely as he holds an IV bag for an injured soldier / non life threatening injuries on the ground being cared for by the unit medic. Mike's team and this soldier's team and another team were meeting on the roadway in the Triangle of Death when the insurgents tried to time it to get both trucks. Mike's team had just cleared the IED, barely, and were not injured. Mike's dear friend from high school, Georgia Military and fellow Guardsman, Alden Williams, may very well have taken what is believed to be the last known photo of Mike.

On August 15, 2005 at 6:20 p.m. I was visiting my friend Mike Kam and just sitting by his Koi pond and at ease for a few moments listening to the babbling water. Unknown to me Mike was killed by an IED at that very instant at 0220 hours August 16 local time Yusufiyah. No family can know but they wait, watch, hope and pray when someone they love is in a war zone. You flinch when the phone rings; you jump when a strange car pulls into the drive and you freeze when an unexpected knock comes to the door. It is hard to believe that eight years ago our family was about to be forever changed and our hearts broken. You don't get over it. You just live with it as best you can, some days better than others....

Mike Stokely is an American Soldier who was our son, brother, husband, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend. He was all in. He gave his best fight, literally being born premature and struggling for life the day he was born April 19, 1982 to the day he gave his life fighting for and serving America on August 16, 2005.

I have written about Mike and his family a few times.   If you have no idea who he is - and you really should - you can go to They Have Names, and Mike Stokely Foundation.

NEVER forget.

'Living Wall' Honors Post-9/11 Veterans and their Families

'Living Wall' will be composed of more than 1000 flowers

By Margaret Voelzke

GO read the whole article here.

Video: Falklands War