Wait, I thought the FSA were “moderates?”
According to Syrian sources who have worked previously to locate and rescue kidnapped journalists in Syria, American journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by Islamic State in a video the militant group made public on Tuesday, was most likely used by another guerrilla group as a token of allegiance to ISIS.
According to those sources, Foley was in the hands of the Dawood Bridgade, a group that was originally aligned with relatively moderate opposition groups such as the Free Syrian Army, but recently pledged allegiance to ISIS.
The International Business Times reported last month that activists on the ground near Al Bab, Syria, said that the Dawood Brigade, which now consists of about 1,000 people, defected from the Free Syrian Army and moved on to Raqqa to join ISIS. The group arrived in Raqqa, an ISIS stronghold, in a convoy of more than 100 vehicles.
No reports of rioting or looting.
Via Chicago Sun Times
A man was shot and killed by Chicago Police Tuesday night in the Far South Side Riverdale neighborhood.
Calumet District officers responding to a tip about an armed bicyclist in the area saw a male riding a bicycle in the 13300 block of South Forestville about 9:35 p.m., according to a statement from police News Affairs.
The officers approached him to conduct a field interview, at which point he reached into his waistband and pulled out a semiautomatic handgun, police said.
Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said the officers were in an unmarked tactical car on a gang mission in the area when they saw the 21-year-old man riding a bicycle. The man produced the gun after officers shone the car’s spotlight on the man to get his attention and stop him for questioning, according to Camden.
Whites attack blacks = Racist.
Blacks attack whites = They got what they deserved.
During The Kelly File, Mike Tobin reported in live from Ferguson, where he captured footage of a heated, occasionally violent clash between protestors and a group of white people holding signs supporting Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown.
According to Tobin, two white protestors showed up on West Florissant Avenue, one of the main streets in Ferguson and a hotbed of protest, carrying signs in support of Wilson. “Not a very good idea if you’re concerned with your safety,” he noted, adding that their presence immediately drew a “big crowd” and some thrown water bottles.
The Wilson supporters were quickly herded away by police and placed into vehicles, some of which could still be seen on camera. “It looks like they’re ready to be gone, or ready to be gone,” Tobin added.
No word on where the patient came into contact with the Ebola virus.
Via Fresno BEE
A patient admitted to the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center is undergoing tests for the Ebola virus, hospital officials said Tuesday evening.
Kaiser Permanente took a blood sample from the patient that was subsequently sent by the Sacramento County Public Health Lab to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It is expected to take several days to determine whether the patient, who may have been exposed to Ebola, has the virus, according to a statement from the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services.
In a statement, Dr. Stephen M. Parodi, infectious diseases specialist at Kaiser, said the patient is being kept in isolation in a specially equipped negative pressure room, and staff is using protective equipment. [...]
The CDC says the risk of a traveler bringing Ebola into the U.S. is small, but there have been other patients tested around the country. A teacher in New Mexico is currently being kept in isolation as the CDC processes her blood test.
And of course, Debbie would never over-exaggerate.
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz also thinks deporting children detained at the border is sending them back to “certain death.”
The White House went apoplectic last month when likely 2016 presidential candidate Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley said, “We are not a country that should turn children away and send them back to certain death.” Tuesday night, Wasserman Schultz said twice — strongly — that she thinks O’Malley was right.
“As you know, Gov. O’Malley said that to send them back would be to send them to certain death. Do you agree with him?” Fusion’s Jorge Ramos asked in an interview.
“Not only do I agree with him, but,” the Florida congresswoman said, launching into a long story about a boy she’d met during a visit to a facility in Miami who told her of being kidnapped and forced into the drug trade, and showed her a bullet wound through the back of his arm.
“‘If you send me back, I’m not going to survive,’” she said, quoting the boy. “And he had a friend who didn’t survive.”
Ramos pressed a second time: “So you do agree that if we send them back, many of them would be killed?”
“They are in jeopardy,” she said. “Many of them are in dire jeopardy.”
The fact that he went straight to the golf course after speaking about the savage beheading of an American citizen shows how unbelievably narcissistic Obama really is.
President Obama bumps fists with Cy Walker while golfing on Martha’s Vineyard Wednesday. (Steven Senne / AP)
Mary needs to take AMTRAK. Update to this story.
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D., La.) was greeted by the Air Mary Crew upon her arrival at an event in Baton Rouge, LA.
Donning their fanciest faux airline garb and waving orange traffic cones, the crew ushered Landrieu into the building and followed her into an office before cameras were refused further entry.
With everything going on in the world it’s nice to see AI focusing on the real threat.
Only a group of liberals could come up with the idea of turning gym class into a lesson on “diversity.”
JACKSONVILLE – First came “social justice math.” Now comes multicultural kickball.
The Duval County, Florida Public Schools board is considering a proposal to amend some aspects of the district’s curriculum, mostly focusing on sexual and physical education.
The proposed changes, obtained by EAGnews, show the board is seeking to put a greater emphasis on “multiple cultures and ethnicities,” as those words are sprinkled throughout the document.
The existing policy states, “The School Board recognizes the importance of physical education and encourages its implementation in the regular curriculum of the schools.”
It board is considering adding the underlined text, “Opportunities to improve their emerging social and cooperative skills and gain perspective regarding multiple cultures and ethnicities …”
Don’t disrespect Hillary’s Vice President. Previous story.
Via Houston Chron
The Washington Post apologized on Wednesday for an “offensive” subhead published in print and online on Tuesday in an article about HUD Secretary Julian Castro that read “We’ll need more fajitas.”
“Imagine our dismay Tuesday morning when we opened the paper to read a most offensive subhead atop a Loop item about Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro and his staff,” wrote Al Kamen, a columnist and co-author of the article, on Wednesday. “The copy editor who wrote it — a brilliant and supremely reliable colleague who had a bad day — was attempting to evoke the Texas origins of the secretary and his aides. He has apologized.”
The article, which was published Tuesday in a political blog In The Loop, described how the former San Antonio mayor has quickly become “a man about town” in D.C., including a dinner with former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but did not mention any types of food, including fajitas.
Upon completion they will be given a fresh deck of Race cards.
Via CNS News
At a time when racial tensions in Ferguson dominate the headlines, 26 Iraqi students have come to the United States to study “respect for diversity” and “community engagement.”
“This week, 26 Iraqi high school students and their mentors are in Washington, D.C., to conclude a four-week exchange program in the United States on civic education, leadership development, respect for diversity and community engagement,” deputy State Department spokesman Marie Harf told reporters on Tuesday.
“No stops in Missouri?” a reporter asked Harf.
“I told you they’re in Washington now,” she responded.[...]
The host communities for the program included Portland, Oregon; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The program is now concluding in Washington, D.C., with a four-day civic education workshop.
Asked about countries with poor human rights records that are now criticizing the U.S. because of the trouble in Ferguson, Harf said the United States “will put our record for confronting our problems transparently and honestly and openly up against any other countries in the world…and we of course would suggest that other countries do the same thing.”
Does anyone doubt for a moment that the cartels can smuggle in ISIS terrorists through our porous border? And now they have tons of money to pay for the service…
Wednesday on Newsmax TV’s “America’s Forum,” Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) was asked if there is any current interaction between ISIS and Mexican drug cartels he said “yes” and added they are “talking to each other.”
The member of the House Judiciary Committee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security said, “In my opinion, yes there seems to be a talking to each other”
He added, “The drug cartels use the same operational plan as terrorist groups do … They kill their opponents, they behead their opponents, they brag about it and they have operational control of many portions of the southern border of the United States. They’re vicious as some of these other terrorist organizations.”