Pentagon Struggles To Downplay Disclosure Of ISIS War Plan

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WASHINGTON — It could hardly have been a more perfect storm, and it was all because of a single question in a routine briefing.

On Feb. 19, U.S. Central Command, which is responsible for military operations in the Middle East, gave reporters a standard background briefing about the ongoing campaign against the Islamic State. The official who conducted the briefing responded to one question with a discussion of a particularly sensitive part of the campaign: the U.S.-led coalition’s plans to take back Mosul, a key Iraqi city that the Islamic Statecaptured in a shocking victory last summer. The official indicated that 20,000 or more Iraqi troops would ideally start the Mosul offensive in April 2015.

Within hours, headlines were screaming with the apparently sensitive information CENTCOM had released.

Opponents of the Obama administration screamed too. “Never in our memory,”hawkish Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)

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‘Praying Pig’ Goes Viral In China

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In video footage shot Tuesday, a pig facing a date with the slaughterhouse is shownkneeling directly in front of a local Buddhist temple, as if in an act of prayer.

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— SCMP China News (@SCMPChina) February 26, 2015

The pig, which weighed over 300 pounds, reportedly remained kneeling on its forelimbs for hours in front of the temple in China’s eastern Zhejiang Province, leaving the area only after monks began chanting scriptures.

Some online commenters have taken a skeptical approach to evaluating the pig’s behavior, pointing out that a deficiency of vitamin E can lead to weakness in a pig’s front legs. But the pig’s owner told local press that this animal was healthy and that he had never seen anything like Tuesday’s events.

Local media report that the pig was one of three that escaped from a nearby enclosure…

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From Iraq to New York, here’s a look at Islamic State group developments this week

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The Associated Press

Assyrians wave their community’s flag, as they march past a church that was damaged during the Lebanese civil war, during a protest in solidarity with Christians abducted in Syria and Iraq by Islamic State militants, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. The Islamic State group, which has repeatedly targeted religious minorities in Syria and Iraq, abducted more than 220 Assyrians this week in northeastern Syria. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

By RYAN LUCAS, Associated Press

BEIRUT (AP) — Little known to the wider world 18 months ago, the Islamic State extremist group has muscled its way into the international spotlight by carving out a self-declared caliphate in the heart of the Mideast, beheading its opponents and foreign journalists, and attracting radicalized youth as far afield as Paris, London and New York.

The militants’ once seemingly unstoppable push across Syria and Iraq has slowed to a crawl in recent months as…

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PHOTOS: Bound and blindfolded then thrown off a high building to die on rubble below: ISIS savages murder another ‘gay’ man…then mob swarm to pelt the corpse with rocks

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What’s it going to take?

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How much more of this will civilized people endure?

Where are the gay rights organizations? Busy attacking Republicans. Madness. Our gay rights president couldn’t be reached for comment — too busy texting Reggie Love or practicing his next speech telling us how Islam empowers gays. “Bound and blindfolded then thrown off a high building to die on rubble below: ISIS savages murder another ‘gay’ man in Syria… then mob swarm to pelt the corpse with rocks,” By Tom Wyke for MailOnline, February 27, 2015

A large crowd of men is shown gathering outside to watch the punishment The man was accused of being a ‘child of Lot’ and thrown off the court roof According to the Quran, Lot’s people of Sodom and Gomorrah carried out sinful acts and were severely punished by God The horrific punishment was carried in the ISIS capital city of Raqqa…

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Truth Report: Obama Moves On Gun Control Without Congress

James O’Keefe: New Video: My Sharpton Confrontation on Camera

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In my last email I promised to update you on the latest news on our Al Sharpton story. And I have more great news to share with you now.

For starters, I’ve included a second Sharpton video that I released today (you’re one of the first to receive this, so please pass it along to your friends and family).

It shows my attempt to confront Sharpton at his National Action Network meeting.

When Sharpton was informed that I was in attendance, he became flustered and eventually resorted to divisive politics calling me a “clown” and commenting on “the foolishness of the right wing.”

You can watch how this comical scenario played out by clicking on the image below:

video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqZUngGRmzM
I also want to bring you up to speed on the continuing media coverage of the story and other recent events.

Right now I’m in the middle of my second…

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War on Christians: ISIS Goes on Church-Burning and Kidnapping Spree in Syria

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After the reports of attacks against Christian in Syria, Katie Gorka, President of the Council on Global Security, spoke directly to representatives of the Assyrian community currently under attack:
Around 4:00 in the morning on Monday, February 23rd, an estimated 1500 ISIS fighters attacked a series of Christian towns in northeast Syria, burning churches, taking as many as 90 hostages, and forcing hundreds to flee from their homes.
According to reports from the Syriac Military Council, a Christian self-defense organization, when ISIS fighters attacked the town of Tel Shamiram, they separated out the men, around 50 of whom they have taken into the mountains, and approximately 90 women and children are being held prisoner in the village by ISIS militants. Some residents were able to flee and they are currently sheltering in churches in Al-Hassaka and Al-Qamishli. According to one source…

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MEMRI: ISIS Destroys Archaeological Treasures In Mosul

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ISIS Destroys Archaeological Treasures In Mosul

In a video posted on the Internet on February 26, ISIS members are shown smashing statues and destroying archaeological remains in a museum in Mosul. A spokesman, standing in front of the scene of destruction, says that “Allah commanded us to shatter and destroy these statues, idols, and remains.”

Click here to view this clip on MEMRI TV

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Speaker: “Oh Muslims, the remains that you see behind me are the idols of peoples of previous centuries, which were worshipped instead of Allah. The Assyrians, Akkadians, and others took for themselves gods of rain, of agriculture, and of war, and worshipped them along with Allah, and tried to appease them with all kinds of sacrifices.

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“The Prophet Muhammad shattered the idols with his own honorable hands, when he conquered Mecca. The Prophet Muhammad commanded us to shatter and destroy statues. This is what his companions…

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MEMRI: Fatwa On Qatari Government Website: Execution By Burning Is Permitted Under Certain Circumstances

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Fatwa On Qatari Government Website: Execution By Burning Is Permitted Under Certain Circumstances

On February 4, 2015, the Egyptian news website Akhbarak.net reported that the Qatari Fatwa Center, a body belonging to the Qatari government, had removed from its website a fatwa permitting execution by burning. The Fatwa Center is part of Qatar’s Religious Da’wa and Guidance Authority, which belongs to this country’s ministry of religious endowments and Islamic affairs. According to Akhbarak, the Fatwa Center removed the fatwa from its website, Islamweb.net, a few hours after the burning of the Jordanian pilot, Mu’adh Al-Kasasbeh, by the Islamic State (ISIS) became known. However, a search of this site reveals that the fatwa, issued in June 2009, is still available on another part of the Qatari website, as well as two earlier fatwas that make a similar point.The June 2009 fatwa was…

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Truth Revolt: Stop MSNBC Bias – MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry Continues to Show Bias

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Sign our petition below to tell MSNBC advertisers to drop Melissa Harris-Perry’s show.

Left-wing academic and MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry told an audience at Cornell University on Monday that she hoped Trayvon Martin knew about Florida’s self-defense laws and “whooped the sh*t out of George Zimmerman.”

Harris-Perry, a politics professor at Wake Forest University, is either unaware that Trayvon Martin did in fact beat George Zimmerman, before Zimmerman shot him, or feigning ignorance for political purposes. In a speech meant to honor Martin Luther-King, Perry, who often deals with racial issues on her MSNBC show, went off on her hope that Martin beat up Zimmerman.

“I hope he tried to stay alive, I hope he knew that he lived in a state with a Stand Your Ground Law, and I hope he whooped the sh*t out of George Zimmerman…cause he encountered a stranger who was prepared to kill him, and…

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