Middle East War Imminent

Beyond the Cusp

The forces fighting under the banner of the terrorist army of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) have swept across central Iraq and are only now facing any real opposition. This lack of resistance has emboldened ISIS as well as having provided them with advanced weapons systems which were abandoned by the Iraqi Army as they retreated, refusing to even engage the oncoming terrorist army. Only now has the Iraqi Army properly prepared to face the onrushing hordes by holding their ground around Baghdad. Much of the Western World has focused upon Baghdad with low expectations and have set attacking Jordan as their line in the sand. Former Israeli National Security Council director Yaakov Amidror commented on the situation Sunday expressing that, “It’s not just in Jordan’s interest, but in Israel’s as well, to work together to solve this problem.” The comments came amidst reports of Jordan deploying…

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No Trespassing! Private Property!

Whenever I see those four words in a sign board, I often wonder how land ownership came about. History books taught me about indigenous people, colonization, slavery, wars and independence. One way or another, these terms were involved in the shaping of our present day boundaries.

There are even countries who not only claim land but the seas as well. If we follow their logic based on historical records they produced, a large part of the planet is theirs. Otherwise, like any country within the United Nations’ organization, every member nation should adhere to international law and settle for arbitration if need be.

Currently there are conflicts in many parts of the world where the question of land ownership is indirectly associated. There are several reasons that are hyped in the media but I think it all boils down to securing control of a particular spot…

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Fear Iran, not ISIS

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Israel Hayom | Fear Iran, not ISIS.

Boaz Bismuth

The abilities of the jihadist terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, which has notched significant achievements in western Iraq, should not be minimized, but it should also not be given undue credit.

Jordan is still far from falling into the hands of the extremist Sunni group, comprising 10,000 members, which recent reports have warned could happen. Not only does Jordan not need help from Israel and the United States, as reported by the Daily Beast news website, but in light of the balance of forces against ISIS, which primarily consists of several gangs, Jordan can also depend on its small but disciplined and trained army.

ISIS, which was founded in 2003 following the American invasion of Iraq, has grandiose aspirations. To establish the Islamic caliphate they dream of, however, they need the masses to join them in…

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The U.S. Economy

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yak3A Dry Bones Cartoon ~

D14622_2According to Fox News:

The not so rosy, real truth about US economy in 2014.
“President Obama and many of the nation’s top economists entered 2014 predicting a breakout year for economic recovery. However, troubles in the housing sector indicate that there will be more economic difficulties confronting Americans and that several more years of mediocre growth lie ahead.
Residential construction only directly accounts for 3 percent of America’s GDP, however, the vitality of the new and existing home markets importantly influences the economy in other, indirect ways.
Home prices significantly impact consumer confidence and household balance sheets, and in turn, these determine American’s inclinations to spend at the mall, visit new car showrooms and power broader growth.” -more

Read More by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones . http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/

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What Economic Recovery?

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caruba_alan20080111By Alan Caruba ~

Economy in troubleYou have to know that the Obama administration has run out of excuses for destroying the U.S. economy when it starts to blame it on the weather.

According to the Commerce Department, the economy based on its Gross domestic product–the value of its goods and services–fell at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 2.9% in the first quarter of this year. That was the largest recorded drop since the end of World War II in 1945!

The June 20 edition of The Wall Street Journal’s article, “Economy Shrank Rapidly in First Quarter” led off by reporting that “Weather disruptions at home and weak demand abroad caused a contraction in the U.S. economy in the first quarter, renewing doubts about the strength of the nation’s five-year-old recovery.”

What recovery? When the economy stays in the basement for five years you are looking at an on-going stagnation based…

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Pakistani Newlywed Couple Lured Back Home By Family And Then Decapitated In Latest “Honor Killing”

Brain washing! There is no defence.

JONATHAN TURLEY

150px-muslim_woman_in_yemenWe have been following the continuing plight of girls and women in some Muslim countries, particularly the occurrence of “honor killings” where relatives murder women for simply seeking to marry the men who they love or refusing become child brides after payment to their families. This long litany of cases has left few delusions but a new case in Pakistan still shocks the conscience. Sajjad Ahmed, 26, and Muawia Bibi, 18, were murdered in northeastern Pakistan for getting married without the approval. The two newlyweds were tied up and then decapitated by their relatives.

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