• Fires threatening communities around West

    17/Jun/2016 // 280 Viewers

     

    GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of firefighters and a fleet of aircraft battled a 1,400-acre fire tearing through coastal canyons in California on Thursday as blazes in Arizona and New Mexico threatened communities with thousands of residents.

    Hot, dry weather across the Western U.S. challenged firefighters.

    In California, crews for a second day struggled to douse flames amid rugged coastal canyons west of Santa Barbara where brush hasn't burned for 60 years.

    About 140 homes and ranches were potentially at risk, depending on which way winds pushed the flames.

    "Sundowner" winds that rose at nightfall Wednesday spread the fire and authorities feared a repeat as winds began to pick up Thursday night.

    "If that happens, it's going to be a major battle" to protect homes, said Gina DePinto, communications manager for Santa Barbara County.

    The fire was expanding and a freeway, U.S. 101, was closed for a second night.

    About 800 firefighters and a fleet of aircraft were assigned to the battle.

    Several campgrounds remained evacuated, although nobody remained at shelters. A convention group at one campground got Uber rides to leave the area, said Susan Klein-Rothschild with the county health department.

    Charlie and Elizabeth Hatten spent the night at a shelter Wednesday night after a park ranger woke them as they camped at El Capitan State Beach.

    "The flames looked so close. You couldn't see the moon anymore," Charlie Hatten told the Los Angeles Times.

    In central New Mexico, firefighters struggled to make progress against a blaze that exploded to 25 square miles and forced residents of some small communities to flee after sending up a towering plume of smoke that blanketed the state's largest city in a thick haze.

    Some structures burned near the small community of Chilili, but it was not clear whether they were homes.

    The community was among those in Bernalillo and Torrance counties placed under a mandatory evacuation order as flames raced northeast.

    In east-central Arizona, a small community was evacuated and thousands of other residents were told to prepare to leave after a wind-whipped wildfire charred more than 12 square miles.

    However, fire lines were holding Thursday.

    "The winds weren't as bad, and the back-burns did exactly what we wanted them to do," Navajo County Sheriff KC Clark said at a late afternoon news conference.

    The fire broke out Wednesday 12 miles south of Show Low. Gusty winds pushed it into brush and ponderosa pine.

    In Nevada, a 300-acre Reno brush fire that threatened dozens of homes was 75 percent contained and crews were mostly in mop-up mode Thursday evening.

    Blazes also threatened homes in Utah, where a firefighter hurt his head in a fall.

    Weber and Associated Press writer John Antczak reported from Los Angeles.


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  • Orlando Attacks: Elder Republican statesman says Obama is ‘directly responsible’ - Washington Post

    17/Jun/2016 // 1089 Viewers

     

    PARIS, JUNE 17, 2016: (DGW) Senator John McCain has blamed the recent Orlando attacks that killed no fewer than 50 people on President Obama, the Washington Post has reported.

    The elder Republican statesman, said President Obama's failure handling of the Islamic State terror group with kid gloves is directly responsible for the attacks.

    According to the report culled from the  Washington Post, ''McCain’s statement goes beyond the criticism of Obama that has been leveled by his Republican colleagues in the Senate, and it follows remarks made this week by presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, who seemed to connect Obama to the attack in a Monday interview and on Wednesday tweeted an article claiming that Obama “actively supported” the terrorist group that became the Islamic State.

    McCain made his remarks in a Senate hallway to a small group of reporters, responding to a question about the gun-control debate that has flared on Capitol Hill since the Sunday-morning shooting that left 49 clubgoers and the gunman dead. Obama on Thursday traveled to Orlando with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) to pay his respects to victims’ families.

    McCain answered the question about the gun debate by citing Obama’s culpability for the attack through his foreign policy: “Barack Obama is directly responsible for it, because when he pulled everybody out of Iraq, al-Qaeda went to Syria, became ISIS, and ISIS is what it is today thanks to Barack Obama’s failures,” McCain said.

    ISIS and ISIL are alternate terms for the Islamic State.

    When pressed by a reporter on the claim that Obama was “directly” responsible, McCain reiterated his point — that Obama should not have withdrawn combat troops from Iraq: “He pulled everybody out of Iraq, and I predicted at the time that ISIS would go unchecked, and there would be attacks on the United States of America,” he said. “It’s a matter of record, so he is directly responsible.”

    In a statement released Thursday afternoon after the comments were publicized, McCain said he “misspoke.”

    “I did not mean to imply that the President was personally responsible,” he said. “I was referring to President Obama’s national security decisions, not the President himself. As I have said, President Obama’s decision to completely withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq in 2011 led to the rise of ISIL. I and others have long warned that the failure of the President’s policy to deny ISIL safe haven would allow the terrorist organization to inspire, plan, direct or conduct attacks on the United States and Europe as they have done in Paris, Brussels, San Bernardino and now Orlando.”

    While the gunman referenced the Islamic State multiple times on Sunday, investigators say they are still working to figure out precisely what motivated the gunman and determine how he spent the months leading up to the attack.

    Omar Mateen, the 29-year-old shooter, pledged loyalty to the leader of the Islamic State during a 911 call made while the hostage standoff at the club was ongoing. According to Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, Mateen also posted on Facebook the day of the shooting pledging allegiance to the group’s and claiming that the shooting was “vengeance” for airstrikes.

    Officials have said that they have not found any signs that Mateen was directly tied to any kind of network, and the FBI said this week that it remains unclear which extremist group he supported. While he referenced the Islamic State multiple times on Sunday, Mateen has also made comments in recent years claiming that he had ties to ­al-Qaeda and Hezbollah, two opposing terrorist groups that have clashed repeatedly in Syria and that both predate the Obama administration. He has also referenced the brothers who carried out the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon.

    Investigators are interviewing Mateen’s family, friends and any other associates and scouring his digital trail to develop “the most complete picture of what the shooter did and why he did it,” Ronald Hopper, an FBI assistant special agent in charge, said during a briefing Wednesday.

    McCain, who lost to Obama in the 2008 presidential election, is seeking a sixth term in the Senate this year and faces a competitive Republican primary in August.

    The likely Democratic nominee in the race, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, issued a statement Thursday saying McCain “cross[ed] a dangerous line in comments that undermine our Commander in Chief on national security issues — at the very moment the president was in Orlando to comfort victims’ families.”

    “It’s difficult to imagine the old John McCain being this reckless with something so serious,” the statement said. “John McCain has changed after 33 years in Washington.”

    Adam Jentleson, a spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), condemned McCain’s remark, calling it “just the latest proof that Senate Republicans are puppets of Donald Trump” and that
    “there is no daylight between Senate Republicans and Donald Trump.”


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  • Islamic State committed genocide against Christians, Shi'ites: U.S.

    17/Mar/2016 // 323 Viewers

     

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group has committed genocide against minority Christians and Yazidis as well as Shi'ite Muslims, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday, a finding that is unlikely to greatly change U.S. policy toward the group.

    "The fact is that Daesh kills Christians because they are Christians. Yazidis because they are Yazidis. Shi'ites because they are Shi'ites," Kerry said, referring to the group by an Arabic acronym, and accusing it of crimes against humanity and of ethnic cleansing.

    While the genocide finding may make it easier for the United States to argue for greater action against the group, it does not create a legal obligation on the United States to do more.

    On Wednesday, a State Department spokesman Mark Toner said: "Acknowledging that genocide or crimes against humanity have taken place in another country would not necessarily result in any particular legal obligation for the United States."

    Islamic State militants have swept through Iraq and Syria in recent years, seizing control of large swathes of territory with an eye toward establishing jihadism in the heart of the Arab world.

    The group's videos depict the violent deaths of people who stand in its way. Opponents have been beheaded, shot dead, blown up with fuses attached to their necks and drowned in cages lowered into swimming pools, with underwater cameras capturing their agony.

    U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered air strikes against the group but has not made any large commitment of U.S. troops on the ground.

    "It may strengthen our hand getting other countries to help. It may free us against some (legal) constraints, but the reality is that when you are fighting somebody, you don't need another reason to fight them," said Jon Alterman, director of the Middle East program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a think tank.

    PREVENTIVE ACTION?

    Kerry argued that the United States has done much to fight the group since the start of air strikes in 2014, but did not directly answer a question on why the Obama administration had not done more to prevent genocide.

    Historians have asked the same question about Darfur and Rwanda, both places where the United States also concluded that genocide had taken place.

    Islamic State militants have exploited the five-year civil war in Syria to seize areas in that country and in neighboring Iraq, though U.S. officials say their air strikes have markedly reduced the amount of territory the group controls in both.

    On-again, off-again peace talks got under way this week in Geneva in an effort to end the civil war, in which at least 250,000 people have died and millions have fled their homes. A fragile "cessation of hostilities" has reduced, but not ended, the violence over the last two weeks.

    U.S. lawmakers urged Kerry last year to make a determination on whether atrocities committed by the militant group against Christians and other religious groups amounted to genocide.

    The State Department earlier had predicted it would miss a deadline set for Thursday on this decision.

    Republicans, who control the U.S. Congress, have been pressuring the Democratic Obama administration to call the militants' atrocities in Iraq and Syria acts of genocide. This week, one chamber, House of Representatives, passed a resolution labeling the group's violence against religious and ethnic minorities as genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

    A U.S. administration has not made a genocide finding since 2004, when it determined genocide had occurred in Darfur and that the government of Sudan was responsible.

    Asked if the genocide finding was likely to accentuate a view held by some that the West is engaged in a battle with Islam, a senior U.S. official noted that Kerry's determination included Shi-ite Muslims as well as Christians and Yazidis.

    "A very large Muslim group is included in this," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. "The secretary isn't just singling out one group that has political support in the United States," he added, referring to Christians.


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  • Main threat of nuclear war comes from US: Expert

    17/May/2016 // 412 Viewers

     

     

    American scholar and political activist Noam Chomsky must reconsider his views about the threat of a nuclear war between the US and Russia because the main threat comes from Washington, a writer and retired professor says.

    “Noam Chomsky should rethink his views on the threat of nuclear war,” said James Petras, a professor emeritus of sociology at Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York, and adjunct professor at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada.

    “Nuclear war will destroy civilization, he’s right on that, but he has to give more credible analysis of where the threat comes from; it certainly does not come from Russia,” Petras told Press TV on Tuesday.

    “To simply say the US and Russia could threaten a nuclear war is a gross distortion when the main threat is from the White House and Russia has played a very rational and peaceful role, especially in the Middle East,” he said.

    In an interview with Democracy Now published on Monday, Chomsky warned that the recent wave of “near collisions” between Russian and US forces amid a growing Western military buildup on Russian borders may bring about nuclear annihilation. 

    Chomsky said tensions between Moscow and Washington have put the world on the verge of “termination for the species.”

    He said the symbolic Doomsday Clock of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, which represents a countdown to possible global catastrophe, is moving closer to Midnight, the threat of a nuclear war.

    According to the Federation of American Scientists, an organization that assesses nuclear weapon stockpiles, in 2013, Russia had around 8,500 total nuclear warheads, 1,800 of them strategically operational, compared to America’s estimated total 7,700 nuclear warheads of which 1,950 were deemed operational.

    Tensions between Washington and Moscow surged in April, after two Russian Sukhoi Su-24 warplanes performed multiple simulated attack passes over the US Donald Cook destroyer off Russia’s coast in the Baltic Sea.

    Russia has been targeted by a series of sanctions imposed by the United States and European Union for allegations that Moscow is arming and supporting pro-Russian forces fighting in eastern Ukraine. - Press TV


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  • Watch the VIDEO that threw DEMOCRATS out and got TRUMP elected

    17/Nov/2016 // 376 Viewers

     

    PARIS, NOVEMBER 17, 2016: (DGW) President-elect Donald Trump of the United States has long spoken of the USA of his dreams long before he eventually signaled interest to contest the most powerful and influential seat in the world.

    In this video, Trump faced a long of interviews while as a young man  and later in his life where he eventually showed interest to lead the most powerful country in the world.

    His speeches in this video footage touched on many areas of American  gradual decline which he used to score political points against the Democrats. These and many others are what made Americans vote the Democrats out power.

    Watch video below:



     

     


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  • Abomination: Mother forced 13-year-old daughter to sleep with her father (photos)

    17/Nov/2016 // 291 Viewers

     

    Mother regrets forcing her daughter to sleep with her father when she was a teenager. 

    The woman identified as Justine, has expressed her regrets over forcing her then 11-year-old daughter Amanda, to have sex with her father for money.

    The mother and daughter duo who appeared on popular TV series, Dr.Phil, had confronted themselves after 20 years of the abuse. According to Amanda, her parents made her start drinking alcohol from the age of 13, and afterwards made her join in when they were having sex. 

    She also claimed her mother and her father Jim, made video tapes of their sexual trysts and took sexual photos of her, which they eventually sold online. 

    Amanda told her mother:

    “I know I made poor choices, my innocence was stolen from me.” 

    Dr Phil asked Justine: “In what parallel universe does a mother watch her daughter performing a sex act on her husband and her father?”

    Justine and her husband Jim were reportedly charged with sexual assault and exploitation of then 13-year-old Amanda. They pleaded guilty and were sent to jail for 20 years. 

    Amanda had this to say about her encounter: “My parents forced me to have sex with them, Justine would show me how good sex would feel by having sex in front of me 

    with my father. 

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    Justine forced  her daughter ,Amanda , to sleep with her father

    Afterwards, it was a normal night, dessert, brush my teeth and bedtime.”

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    Jim pushed his teenage daughter into pornography

    She also said she was threatened not to reveal their several sexual encounters. “It’s been 20 years since that nightmare ended, but it’s still hard to grasp the idea that they are out of prison, I don’t think I’ve ever received a real apology from Jim.”

    Here’s Justine’s excuse for doing what she did: “Jim found out how much money could be made from child pornography. If I could take it all back I would. I hate myself for what I did.” 

    Jim has however said Justine who is now his ex-wife, lied about the whole ordeal, because she had participated willingly.

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  • Obama urges reform of 'unfair' US criminal justice system

    17/Oct/2015 // 232 Viewers

    WASHINGTON (AFP) - 

    President Barack Obama urged reform of the US criminal justice system Saturday, saying much of it "remains unfair" and that punishments should correspond to the severity of crimes.

    "The United States is home to five percent of the world's population, but 25 percent of the world's prisoners," Obama said in his weekly radio address. "Every year, we spend $80 billion to keep people locked up."

    The president said the reason the United States has such a high prison population -- 2.2 million -- is that more non-violent offenders have been put behind bars over the past decades than ever before.

    Despite efforts to address the matter, "much of our criminal justice system remains unfair," Obama said. "In recent years, more of our eyes have been opened to this truth. We can't close them anymore."

    He called on the Republican-controlled Congress to send reform bills to his desk to sign into law and said he would be traveling around the country to highlight the issue in the coming weeks.

    Among other things, "justice means that the punishment should fit the crime," Obama said.

    "And justice means allowing our fellow Americans who have made mistakes to pay their debt to society, and rejoin their community as active, rehabilitated citizens."

    Obama's comments came as the United States prepares to release thousands of prisoners considered at low risk of returning to crime, as part of an effort to ease prison overcrowding and redress overly harsh sentences.

    The measure stands to benefit petty criminals and drug users sentenced to long prison terms for minor, non-violent offenses.

    The release comes after the US Sentencing Commission, which sets policy for federal crimes, reduced its sentencing guidelines for drug possession.

    While the US population has increased by 30 percent since 1980, the country's prison population jumped 800 percent during the same period.

    The result is a record rate of incarceration for an industrialized country, which has overburdened the federal prison system.


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  • Several killed in shooting at Shiite gathering in Saudi Arabia

    17/Oct/2015 // 260 Viewers

    A gunman killed five people at a Shiite gathering in eastern Saudi Arabia on Friday before being shot dead by police, the interior ministry said, in an attack claimed by a group linked to Islamic State militants.
     
    A gunman killed five people at a Shiite gathering in eastern Saudi Arabia on Friday before being shot dead by police, the interior ministry said, in an attack claimed by a group linked to Islamic State militants.
     
    It was the latest in a series of bombings and shootings linked to the Sunni extremist group in Saudi Arabia over the past year.
     
    The murders, in the Qatif area of Eastern Province, came two days after the start of commemorations of Ashura, one of the holiest occasions for the Shiite faith, a minority in Sunni-dominated Saudi Arabia.
     
    "As (a) result of his shooting, five citizens... were killed, including a woman. Nine others were wounded," an interior ministry spokesman said in a statement.
     
    He said that at about 7:00 pm (1600 GMT) Friday a suspect with an automatic weapon "started to shoot randomly" at a Shiite hall used for commemorations in the Saihat area of Qatif city.
     
    Police intervened and opened fire, killing the suspect, the spokesman said without giving details about the attacker.
     
    "The situation is still under investigation," he said.
     
    State television earlier reported that the gunman was 20 years old.
     
    A group calling itself Islamic State-Bahrain State said in a communique that one of its "soldiers", Shughaa al-Dosari, "attacked a Shiite infidel temple with an automatic weapon" in Saihat.
     
    It warned that "infidels will not be safe in the island of Mohammed".
     
    During Ashura last year, gunmen killed seven Shiite worshippers, including children, in the eastern town of Al-Dalwa.
     
    The interior ministry said the unprecedented incident had links to IS.
     
    A witness to Friday's attack, Ali al-Bahrani, told AFP that "a gunman began randomly shooting at people attending a sermon".
     
    He said that a woman was killed.
     
    Hussein al-Nemr, a local resident, said the shooting was one of three incidents on Friday evening.
     
    Security tightened
     
    Nemr, speaking from Saihat, said a gunman had stolen a taxi in neighbouring Dammam city, and a shooting also occurred at a mosque in Saihat but nobody was injured there.
     
    "We are not sure yet if they are linked to each other," he told AFP, adding IS had warned of attacks.
     
    Since the start of Ashura commemorations, Shiite security volunteers had been checking people at the entrances to houses of worship, Nemr said.
     
    Security has been tightened at Shiite facilities since May when separate suicide mosque bombings killed 25 people.
     
    Both attacks were claimed by IS, which considers Shiites to be heretics.
     
    Most Saudi Shiites live in the oil-rich east, and many complain of marginalisation.
     
    The Ashura commemorations -- which peak late next week -- mark the killing of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed, by the army of the Caliph Yazid in 680 AD. That event lies at the heart of Islam's divide into Shiite and Sunni sects.
     
    IS, which has also targeted Saudi police, controls swathes of neighbouring Iraq and Syria where it has carried out widespread abuses.
     
    Saudi Arabia and its Sunni Gulf neighbours last year joined a United States-led military coalition that is bombing IS in Syria and Iraq.
     
    In July, the interior ministry said it had broken up an IS-linked network and arrested more than 430 suspects involved in attacks and plots.
     
    Earlier Friday, Saudi Arabia's top cleric, Grand Mufti Abdulaziz al-Sheikh, named IS as an enemy of Islam.
     
    "The reality is that they are shedding Muslim blood and destroying Islam. There is no good in them," he said during weekly prayers at the Imam Turki bin Abdullah mosque in Riyadh.
     
    "They are neither an Islamic state nor mujahedeen or Islamic mercenaries. Their faith is falsehood... their reality is bloodshed and looting."
     
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  • Listen To Radio Interview: I had 12 yrs affair with Bill Clinton, he paid $200 for me to abort his baby - Gennifer Flower

    17/Oct/2016 // 391 Viewers

     

    Flowers stated that Clinton personally paid $200 for the abortion in 1977, and she revealed that she was made aware that Hillary Clinton knew that same year about the alleged affair, which Flowers says continued another eleven years or so.

    Flowers described the abortion as “psychologically a horrible thing to go through,” and “not only physically painful but it was very psychologically painful.”

    Flowers was speaking in an hour-long emotional interview set to air Sunday on this reporter’s talk radio program, “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” broadcast on New York’s AM 970 The Answer and NewsTalk 990 AM.




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  • Breaking: Jubilation as FBI clears TRUMP, confirms no evidence of Trump or associates working with Russian Intel

    18/Feb/2017 // 29822 Viewers

     

    Following the now-legendary election of November 8th, Democrats and those surrounding the Clinton camp were quick to build hysteria between the U.S. populous and Russia—aimed specifically at discrediting President Trump’s Democratic victory.

    The media has hounded Trump and his team almost relentlessly, questioning them daily on their ‘relationships’ with Putin and the Kremlin.

    While the FBI cleared then President-Elect Trump on October 31st, the media forgot and reignited their perpetual Trump-hating rhetoric once word of the recent Flynn incident came to light.

    Liberals hoping to oust Trump in his first days began to spread the news of General Flynn’s December conversations far and wide. News agencies from every part of the country released statements poised at dismantling the new President.

    ABC news is now crushing that narrative though, and reports that the claims are baseless.

    “A senior intelligence official told ABC News last night that no evidence gathered by the FBI so far suggests Trump associates knew they were talking to Russian intelligence officers.”

    As even more evidence continues to come forth that Trump and his administration are clean in their words, acts, and intentions regarding foreign policy, expect to receive an all-new level of media spin that makes yellow journalism look like child’s play.


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