"The Lid": ‘Moderate’ Palestinian Authority: Israel Fabricated Murder Of Three Boys As Pretext For Gaza War

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According to the official newspaper of the Palestinian Authority run by “moderate” President Mahmoud Abbas, Israel invented the kidnapping and murder of Eyal Yifrach, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Frenkel, 16 as a pretext to start the Gaza war.

In his August 16th column, Yahya Rabah​, regular opinion writer for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida and member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza, wrote:

We are now at the beginning of the third month of the broad Israeli aggression against our people, its unity, its reconciliation and its national project. The occupation (i.e., Israel) planned this aggression, which began on June 12, after the failure of peace negotiations [with the PA]…

The aggression began on June 12 following a fabricated event for which no one took responsibility, that is, the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens.

The IDF arrested Hamas official Hussam Kawasma for the kidnapping of the three boys. Under interrogation, Kawasma admitted the kidnappers received training and funding from Hamas handlers in Gaza and that he funded the operation, armed the killers, and helped bury the bodies on land he’d recently purchased. ​

Unlike newspapers in the free world, the official newspaper of the Palestinian Authority only carries opinions approved by the government.

http://yidwithlid.blogspot.com/2014/08/moderate-palestinian-authority-israel.html

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'Twice as Many' British Muslims Fighting for ISIS as UK Armed Forces

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A still from the ISIS video featuring Cardiff students Reyaad Khan, 20, Nasser Muthana, also 20, and his younger brother Aseel, 17. web

There are now more than twice as many British Muslims fighting for Islamic State than there are serving in the British armed forces, according to a British Member of Parliament (MP).

Khalid Mahmood, the MP for Perry Barr in Birmingham, estimates that at least 1,500 young British Muslims have been recruited by extremists fighting in Iraq and Syria in the last three years.

Mahmood told Newsweek that this figure had been building since the start of the Syrian conflict: “If you look across the whole of the country, and the various communities involved, 500 going over each year would be a conservative estimate.”

According to the Ministry of Defence, there are only around 600 British Muslims currently serving in the Armed Forces, making up approximately around 0.4% of total personnel. 4.3% of the British population are Muslim.

The UK Foreign Office said that they believe over 400 individuals have travelled to Syria since the uprising began, but said that they could not give exact numbers.

However Mahmood described such low estimates as “nonsense” and said that the British government was failing to deal with the problem of home-grown extremists. “We’ve not concentrated on the prevention work, we haven’t invested enough in de-radicalisation. It’s tragic, somebody’s got to wake up to it.”

The role of British jihadists fighting in the Middle East has been brought into sharp focus after Islamic State released a video showing the apparent beheading of US journalist James Foley by a masked jihadist who spoke with a British accent.

FULL STORY:

http://www.newsweek.com/twice-many-british-muslims-fighting-isis-armed-forces-265865

Before Returning to Golf Course, Obama Promises ‘Relentless’ Pursuit of Justice Against ISIS

According to the White House pool report, minutes after making his public statement Wednesday about the beheading of American journalist James Foley at the hands of ISIS, President Obama went directly to the golf course at Martha’s Vineyard where he’s vacationing. His golf partners are Alonzo Mourning, Glenn Hutchins, and Cy Walker.

Before returning to the golf course, in his statement the president said, “We will be vigilant and we will be relentless” in pursuing justice for Foley.

After the release of the ISIS video Tuesday, British Prime Minister David Cameron cut his vacation short.

Doug Ross @ Journal: Juxtaposed Headlines o’ the Day

Submitted for your consideration: are these two news stories somehow… connected?

Obama Has Played 29.5 Hours On The Golf Course As Race Riots Rage

White House “Did Not Know” National Guard Was Being Deployed In Ferguson


By the numbers, “Obama is in the middle of a two-week vacation at the $12 million, 17-room mansion of a Democratic Party fundraiser wherein, according to ABC News, he has played 29.5 hours of golf, attended a Democratic fundraiser, partied at a birthday bash, spent 6.5 hours on the beach, and attended a jazz concert on Sunday… According to Gallup, Obama’s job approval stands at just 41%.”

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2014/08/juxtaposed-headlines-o-day.html

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Report: Cop Who Shot Michael Brown Beaten, Taken to Hospital After Incident

From Fox News:

Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket) fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun, a source close to the department’s top brass told FoxNews.com.

“The Assistant (Police) Chief took him to the hospital, his face all swollen on one side,” said the insider. “He was beaten very severely.” 

According to the well-placed source, Wilson was coming off another case in the neighborhood on Aug. 9 when he ordered Michael Brown and his friend Dorain Johnson to stop walking in the middle of the road because they were obstructing traffic. However, the confrontation quickly escalated into physical violence, the source said..

Read the rest of the article at Fox News.

Doug Ross @ Journal: NO GUN-FREE ZONES HERE: Deep Blue Los Angeles, CA School Systems Use AR-15s to Discourage Shooting Sprees

From a startled Vocativ, which hasn’t quite figured out that mass-murdering psychopaths don’t exactly consult the law books before starting their suicidal rampages:

School’s back in session next week, and the campus police in Compton are packing more heat than ever. That’s not a reference to the hot drought California has faced in 2014—we’re talking guns. Specifically: controversial AR-15 semi-automatic rifles, approved for use on school campuses to prevent future gun rampages.

“This is our objective—save lives, bottom line,” Compton Unified Police Chief William Wu told the city’s school board. The board has been told that select campus police officers will be allowed buy the rifles and keep them in their cars, in case of a mass shooting incident or terrorist attack.

“Everyone wants children safe. At this time, we as a community, we have to come together and find other ways. But in the interim, our police officers need to be equipped,” he said.

Wu went on to explain how handguns wouldn’t cut it when it comes to thwarting a killer armed to the hilt. “Handguns, you’d be lucky to hit accurately at 25 yards,” he said. Wu added that with a rifle in the right hands, you could strike at “50, 100 yards accurately.”

…The police chief and the mayor of the small city of Fontana, California, meanwhile, backed a controversial line item to order 14 AR-15 rifles in an effort to safeguard schools. The guns are to be stored in locked safes within the schools.

“It’s unfortunate that we have to have that, but it’s the best message we can send to anybody that thinks to harm our children,” said Fontana Police Chief Rodney Jones. “The message we’re sending is…not here, not now, we’re prepared for you. And if you seek to harm our children, we will neutralize that threat and you will most likely be killed.”


What the hysterical author M.L. Nestel fails to inform the reader is that school shootings are down across America:

…the media’s understandable obsession with newsworthiness not only gives Americans a misimpression of what is happening to crime rates and mass killings, but it also encourages mass killers, who thrive on this attention. Reading the Santa Barbara killer’s manifesto, it is clear that he was just one more person who craved attention and felt he could get it by killing as many people as possible.

Unfortunately, these misimpressions caused by the media have real consequences. Legislation gets passed that disarms law-abiding citizens and makes attacks more likely.


I won’t hold my breath waiting for Vocativ to issue a rebuttal from a real expert like John Lott.

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2014/08/no-gun-free-zones-here-deep-blue-los.html

The Founding Fathers Fought the Revolutionary War to Stop the Type of Militarized Police We Now Have In the U.S.

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How much will $100 buy in your state? Map shows price differences | Mail Online

  • Map by the Tax Foundation compares price differences between states - which can vary by more than 30percent
  • Washington, D.C., Hawaii, New York and New Jersey are the places $100 is worth the least
  • A C-note goes farthest in Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri and Alabama

When is a $100 bill not worth $100? When it’s in Mississippi, where it’s worth $116. Or in Hawaii, where the value shrinks to just $85. 

A new map by the non-partisan Tax Foundation reveals that the cost of living difference between states means the value of the cash in your pocket varies wildly.

The Tax Foundation used federal data on regional price variations to calculate just how far a Ben Franklin goes in all 50 states.

And the differences are striking. A dollar is worth 30percent more in Mississippi than it is in Washington, D.C - which has the highest prices in the country.

The Tax Foundation used new federal data to show that $100 goes a lot farther in some states than others - and it varies by up to 30percent, based on prices differences between regions

The Tax Foundation used new federal data to show that $100 goes a lot farther in some states than others - and it varies by up to 30percent, based on prices differences between regions.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2728891/How-100-buy-state-A-Ben-Franklin-worth-116-Mississippi-85-Hawaii.html

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Obama Rejects ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Will Donate To Charity Instead « CBS DC

President Barack Obama will not dump a bucket of ice water over his head for the increasingly viral video Ice Bucket Challenge. Instead, Obama has opted to donate $100 to the charity fighting Lou Gehrig’s disease. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama will not dump a bucket of ice water over his head for the increasingly viral video Ice Bucket Challenge. Instead, Obama has opted to donate $100 to the charity fighting Lou Gehrig’s disease. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – President Barack Obama will not dump a bucket of ice water over his head for the increasingly viral video Ice Bucket Challenge. Instead, Obama has opted to donate $100 to the charity fighting Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Ethel Kennedy, 86, the oldest living member of the famous family, challenged Obama over the weekend to accept the challenge to pour a bucket of iced water over his head in a video that aims to raise awareness of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Instead, Obama opted to make a donation directly to an ALS charity this week following his visit to Martha’s Vineyard.

“The President appreciates Mrs. Kennedy thinking of him for the challenge – though his contribution to this effort will be monetary,” the White House told the Boston Globe. “The President will be making a donation to an ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) charity this week.”

Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, said “Welcome to Cape Cod, Mr. President. I nominate you,” before dumping iced water on her own head in a video filmed at the Kennedy family home and posted to Facebook. More than 20 members of the Kennedy family are seen dumping water on their heads for the ALS awareness social media campaign.

Using Twitter’s #IceBucketChallenge, the campaign has gathered a massive social media presence and has seen participation from scores of celebrities and athletes.

Mrs. Ethel Kennedy and family members participate in the ALS Ice Bucket challenge—and Mrs. Kennedy has a surprise nomination for the next person to take the challenge!