Syria: Is a Substantive Change in the Balance of Power Emerging?
By INSS--Orit Perlov, Udi Dekel --World News
With the war in Syria in its fifth year, a number of developments are likely to upset the status quo and change the balance of power between the Assad regime and the supporting Shiite axis on the one hand, and the rebel groups, most of which are in the Sunni camp, on the other. The significant battles underway on the various fronts suggest possible scenarios concerning the future of Syria. This article maps these developments and analyzes the internal and regional ramifications of the emerging trends, both in general and for Israel.
Isis in Palmyra: Civilians forced to watch execution of 20 men at amphitheatre
By News on the Net--The Independent
Isis rounded up civilians trapped in Palmyra and forced them to watch 20 people be executed in the historic city’s ancient amphitheatre, a Syrian monitoring group has claimed.
‘The News’ now planted progressive propaganda
By Judi McLeod --Cover Story
In October of 2008 Obama and the Dems threw the Fundamental Transformation of America up in garish, jaw-dropping neon lights and the world thereafter was never to be the same.
The communications world now digital gave an about-to-be-jettisoned America its first digital dictator.
Back then David Axelrod astroturfing portrayed Obama’s promised Brave New World as an empty screen, one on which Obama could be projected in whatever image folk wanted him to be, history’s first free phone and easy food stamp president.
IRS Indifferent to Hacking Incident
By Arnold Ahlert --Cover Story
Apparently the arrogance of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen knows no bounds. Facing questions about the ease by which hackers accessed the tax returns of more than 100,000 Americans from February to mid-May, he remained unapologetic. “These are actually organized crime syndicates that not only we but everybody in the financial industry are dealing with,” he declared—before boasting about the agency’s ability to stop approximately half the attacks.
Why I’m an IslamoVeryPhobe
By Dr. Brad Lyles --Cover Story
Always pay attention to the man behind the curtain.
Pay especial attention to:
The Left’s Reign of Terror Continues in Baltimore
By Matthew Vadum --Cover Story
As Maryland’s largest city grieves for a mother and her 7-year-old son found shot to death, it is becoming clear that criminals emboldened by left-wingers are terrorizing the people of Baltimore like never before.
The city’s radical, left-wing, thug-loving mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D), has emasculated the local police she despises and abandoned her constituents by giving criminals a green light to do as they please. Police officers have been ordered not to do their jobs which is just as well because many of them are quite justifiably terrified of doing their jobs in the current environment. Mobs of as many as 50 people now routinely assemble when police arrive at crime scenes. Are they serving as community watchdogs or are they there to intimidate cops? Maybe both.
White House: Hey, it’s not our job to defeat ISIS
By Dan Calabrese --Cover Story
You tell me: Is it really that big a deal when the Obama Administration comes right out and admits what we all know anyway? That they really have no heart for the fight against ISIS and they’re not going to make a serious commitment to winning it?
It’s never been a secret that Obama’s political position on this - get out of Iraq completely and never get involved again - overrides any sort of commitment to the security of that nation or of the Middle East region in general. The Iraq War was unpopular (thanks in large part to people like Obama making sure it would be) and a politician couldn’t go wrong with an uncompromising commitment to get out and stay out - the consequences be damned.
The Return of Jizya
By Raymond Ibrahim --Christianity - Religion
Muslim demands for non-Muslim “infidels” to pay jizya on pain of death are growing, even as the West fluctuates between having no clue what jizya is and thinking that jizya is an example of “tolerance” in Islam.
AIM Editor Talks About Stephanapoulos and Media Corruption
By Roger Aronoff --Media - Media Bias
AIM Editor Roger Aronoff was a guest last week on the Philadelphia, PA Conservative Commandos radio show with Rick Trader to talk about Aronoff’s recent column “Stephanopoulos Fiasco is Par for the Course.”
The Socialist Pope and the Socialist President
By Guest Column---- Isaac Yetiv, Ph.D. --World News
A few days after Pope Francis recognized the “State of Palestine,” he honored the “Chairman of the Palestinian Authority” Mahmoud Abbas, in a ceremony at the Vatican, and called him “the Angel of Peace,” thus adding insult to injury. He also insulted History twice:
American Conservative Culture Wars: Wins, Losses, and Why
By Arthur Christopher Schaper --American Politics
Over the last four years, the culture wars in the United States have been revealing some unique outcomes, and should encourage conservatives to engage a wider perspective of what is going on in the world. While some trends may seem alarming and induce a sense of defeat, conservatives should embrace key victories on other pressing issues.
The Vortex—Ireland: Then and Now
By Guest Column--Michael Voris --Christianity - Religion
Asking the locals about their faith and belief.
Tilly the missing spaniel is found… 153 miles away
By News on the Net--Daily Mail --Life-Pets-Gardens-Food
A quick dash for a rabbit turned into a two-week adventure for a spaniel cross that ended up 153 miles away.
It’s A Capital Break!
By David Powell --Vacation Resorts, Travel
Now is a good time to plan a short break to the UK and London. There’s so much to see and do in London and a visit can be perfect for all sorts of reasons ... sightseeing, shopping, visiting the museums and attractions, perhaps a West End show, to celebrate a special occasion or simply to get away and relax. For whatever reason your choice of hotel needs to be spot on and well situated. I stayed at the luxurious five star Capital Hotel in Knightsbridge, just one minute to Harrod’s and two to Harvey Nichols!
NIGERIA: Believers Killed as Villages Raided
By News on the Net --Christianity - Religion
Source: Release International
On May 27th, suspected Fulani militants raided a number of Christian villages in central Nigeria. Sources report that the assailants attacked 20 villages in the Agatu local government area of Benue State, killing more than 30 people. Many others fled to displacement camps in neighbouring Kogi State. Meanwhile, militants also attacked several villages in Dorowa, Plateau State. The Nigerian military reportedly responded to the attack but made no search or arrests.