Al Qaeda, the USA and Syria.

Russell Chapman

Abdul Kader Salih the major leader of moderate rebel forces in Aleppo was injured and as a result died. When I was in Aleppo I spent a couple of days with the Al Tawheed brigade of which he was commander. He was very much the driving force and big ideas man who everybody looked to and united under. Because of his death it is going to be much easier for Al Qaeda forces in their objective of taking control of the entire city and surrounding areas. Jabhat al Nusra doesn’t exist anymore in its original form. The Islamist but non extremist element of them is now badly splintered, the rest of them have been absorbed by Al Qaeda.

It is a fact that Qaeda are bringing heavy weapons from such countries as Libya through Turkey. It isn’t the sort of thing that can easily be smuggled through international ports so…

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The Most Amazing Sand Sculptures You Will See Today

Carl Jara aka Grain Damaged is an award-winning, professional sand sculptor from Cleveland, Ohio. Jara says he has known since high-school that he wanted to be an artist. After studying Illustration and Graphic Design at the Myers School of Art, Jara realized he did not want to become an illustrator or graphic designer and that his true passion was sculpting.

Over nine world championships later and it’s clear Jara was right to pursue his desire to sculpt. In addition, Carl is also an Exhibits Artisan/Technician at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History where he helped install Sue, the largest T-Rex ever found.

To see more of Carl’s incredible sand sculptures, be sure to check out his Flickr page as he documents not only his own award-winning work, but also the other amazing entries at the world-class competitions he attends every year.


BBC’s Knell still can’t get Hamas terror designation right

BBC Watch

In a November 16th article titled “Hamas press team gets makeover with first spokeswoman” which appeared in the ‘Features & Analysis’ section of the BBC News website’s Middle East page, Yolande Knell writes: Hamas spokeswoman

“It [Hamas] refuses to recognise Israel and is regarded as a terrorist organisation by the European Union and the United States.”

Hamas is in fact defined as a terrorist organization by Israel, the United States, the European Union, Canada and Japan – as the BBC’s own profile of Hamas clearly states. In addition, Australia designates Hamas’ Izz al Din Al Qassam Brigades as a terrorist organization, as do New Zealand and the United Kingdom.  

As also noted in the BBC’s profile, Hamas not only “refuses to recognise Israel”:  its charter commits it to that country’s destruction.

This is far from the first time that Yolande Knell has misled BBC audiences by inaccurately portraying the extent of…

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Roma migrants could cause riots in cities, warns Blunkett

British cities could face race riots as an influx of Roma migrants creates “frictions” with local people, David Blunkett, a former home secretary has warned.

Anti-social behaviour by Roma people in his Sheffield constituency has resulted in “understandable tensions” among the indigenous community that must be addressed to avert disorder, Mr Blunkett said.

Roma migrants from Slovakia must “change their culture” and send their children to school, stop dumping rubbish and loitering in the streets in order to soothe tensions, Mr Blunkett said.


Eco Preservation : Sanitation for India

848 million Indians do not have access to clean drinking water and toilets. States like Orissa and West Bengal have the highest number of people without access to sanitation facilities. India’s poor sanitary predicament costs the country 54 billion dollars annually.

The consumption of unsafe water coupled with unsanitary living conditions, leads to contraction of water borne diseases such as typhoid, diarrhea, SARS and Hepatitis A. Diarrhea alone kills 1600 Indians every day.


The Child Queen of the King Cobra – Amazing!

The 8 Year Old Girl Who Lives with Cobras…

Kajol is an 8 year old Indian girl. She loves her parents, she loves her siblings, and she loves her six king cobra snakes. She calls them her \”best friends\”. Even though she has been bitten multiple times, Kajol has little to no fear of the infamous serpents she keeps as pets, and holds no grudges, she\’s just happy to have them, and wants to be a snake charmer like her dad.

Witness the amazing life of this extraordinary little girl.