Iraqi Yazidis stranded on isolated mountaintop begin to die of thirst

Loveday Morris The Washington Post 8/5/2014

BAGHDAD — Stranded on a barren mountaintop, thousands of minority Iraqis are faced with a bleak choice: descend and risk slaughter at the hands of the encircled Sunni extremists or sit tight and risk dying of thirst.

Humanitarian agencies said Tuesday that between 10,000 and 40,000 civilians remain trapped […]

Hillary's State Department Refused to Brand Boko Haram as Terrorists

Under Hillary Clinton, the State Department repeatedly declined to fully go after the terror group responsible for kidnapping hundreds of girls.

Josh Rogin The Daily Beast 5/7/2014

The State Department under Hillary Clinton fought hard against placing the al Qaeda-linked militant group Boko Haram on its official list of foreign terrorist organizations for two years. […]

#Benghazi attack could have been prevented if US hadn't 'switched sides in the War on Terror' and allowed $500 MILLION of weapons to reach al-Qaeda militants, reveals damning report

Citizens Committee on Benghazi claims the US government allowed arms to flow to al-Qaeda-linked militants who opposed Muammar Gaddafi Their rise to power, the group says, led to the Benghazi attack in 2012 The group claims the strongman Gaddafi offered to abdicate his presidency, but the US refused to broker his peaceful exit The […]

‘…she ran to me and said she needed her mom’

Police talking to ‘person of interest’ in Lancaster girl’s abduction

Annie McCormick ABC Action News Philadelphia, PA 7/12/2013

…It was 2 1/2 hours of terror for Jaimee when her 5-year-old daughter disappeared Thursday evening from the front yard of Smeal’s mother’s home in Lancaster Township.

A massive search got underway…

…More than 2 hours later, […]

Quote of the day

7 May 2013

 

“No, no, I’m smarter than that, Bro. I’m sending you where the crime was.”

 

~Charles Ramsey to a 911 operator in Cleveland, Ohio in his attempts to assist kidnap victim, Amanda Berry

 

 

 

 

The audio of Mr. Ramsey’s call is here.

 

Big […]

Saudi Arabia tells citizens to leave Lebanon immediately

Saudi Arabia tells citizens to leave Lebanon immediately

Asma Alsharif, Raissa Kasolowsky Reuters 8/15/2012

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia–Saudi Arabia has ordered its citizens to leave Lebanon “immediately”, the state news agency reported in an SMS alert on Wednesday.

“The Saudi Arabian embassy in Lebanon calls all Saudi citizens to leave Lebanon immediately,” the alert said, without […]

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