Monday, December 07, 2015
HITLER THE 2ND CLINTON-ALTERNATIVE TO ABBAS COULD BE BLACK FLAG OF ISLAMIC STATE MURDERERS.
Obama to urge Americans 'to not give in to fear'-[AFP]-Peter Stebbings, with Jocelyne Zablit in Los Angeles-December 6, 2015-YAHOONEWS
Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama will make a rare primetime address Sunday laying out plans to keep Americans safe and defeat the Islamic State group, days after 14 people were shot dead in California.Obama's top law enforcement officer, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch, said the president hoped to reassure the US public, spooked by a seemingly new type of terror attack on the home front.IS has praised the San Bernardino shooters, Syed Farook and his Pakistani wife Tashfeen Malik, as "soldiers" of its self-proclaimed caliphate, while stopping short of claiming outright credit for the attack.Obama declared Saturday that the United States "will not be terrorized.""I think what you'll hear the president say is to call on the American people to not give into fear," Lynch told NBC television. "You may hear him call on Congress to review measures and take action as well."The Oval Office address is set for 8 pm Sunday (0100 GMT Monday), and will tackle "the broader threat of terrorism, including the nature of the threat, how it has evolved, and how we will defeat it," according to the White House.The FBI is probing Wednesday's shooting at an office party in San Bernardino as an "act of terrorism." If confirmed to be terror-related, it would be the deadliest such assault on American soil since the September 11, 2001 attacks.- 'Soldiers of the caliphate' -Four days after the carnage, the motives of the shooters for donning tactical gear and opening fire on an office party full of Farook's co-workers remain unclear.The seemingly quiet married couple -- who left their six-month-old baby with her grandmother as they went to commit mass murder -- died in a hail of police bullets hours later.Top security officials believe the pair had been radicalized, with investigators probing reports the 29-year-old Malik had pledged allegiance to IS in a Facebook post.But the White House and FBI both say there are no signs they were part of a larger terror group.Supporting that analysis, an English radio broadcast by IS praised them as "soldiers of the caliphate" and martyrs, but did not say they were members of the group.Several relatives have voiced shock at the killing spree, and family attorneys have said the couple -- while devout Muslims -- were no radicals.But in an interview with Italian newspaper La Stampa published Sunday, Farook's father offered a contrasting story, saying his son approved the ideas of the Islamic State group and was fixated on Israel."He said he agreed with (IS chief Abu Bakr) al-Baghdadi's ideas for creating the Islamic State, and he was obsessed by Israel," La Stampa quoted the father, also named Syed Farook, as saying.- Self-radicalized -Investigators suspect that Malik, who came to the United States on a fiancee's visa and spent extended periods of time in both Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, may have radicalized her husband.The probe is trying to establish if she had contact with Islamic radicals in either country.House Homeland Security chair Michael McCaul said Sunday the "wild card" was Farook's wife, Malik.Despite its leading role in overseas military actions against the Islamic State group, the United States does not face a domestic jihadist threat on the scale of its European allies.But the IS claim to have inspired the San Bernardino massacre spotlights the threat of homegrown, self-radicalized extremists."We have moved to an entirely new phase in the global terrorist threat and in our homeland security efforts," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told The New York Times."This requires a whole new approach, in my view."This year has seen record numbers of arrests of suspected extremists, many of them victims of FBI sting operations but others with ties to foreign groups deemed "terrorist" under US law.According to a major study of US jihadists released this week by George Washington University, 250 Americans have traveled or attempted to travel to Syria or Iraq to fight for the so-called IS "caliphate."There are 900 active investigations against alleged IS sympathizers across all 50 US states and 71 have been charged with "IS-related" activities since March.- 'Gun epidemic' -Obama, who last gave an Oval Office address in August 2010 to mark the end of US combat operations in Iraq, was also expected to address the deeply divisive question of gun control.The California rampage, which also wounded 21, was the worst mass shooting in three years in a country where such killings have become routine.The New York Times on Saturday published a front-page editorial -- the first since 1920 -- calling for an end to "the gun epidemic in America."But a powerful conservative movement -- spearheaded by leading Republican presidential candidates -- is arguing precisely the opposite.Donald Trump, the Republican frontrunner for the White House, on Sunday repeated his claim that in San Bernardino, as in Paris last month, the victims were "like sitting ducks" because they were unarmed."In Paris, they had no guns. In California they had no guns. Only the bad guys had the guns," he said.
COUNTRIES WITH ISRAEL AND THE ENEMIES OF THE WEST
10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:
11 And thou shalt say,(RUSSIA,ARAB,MUSLIMS) I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,
12 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.
13 Sheba, and Dedan,(SAUDIA ARABIA)(JORDAN) and the merchants of Tarshish,(ENGLAND) with all the young lions thereof,(USA,CANADA,AUSTRALIA,NEW ZEALAND,EU,ENGLAND,ENGLISH SPEAKING shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?
14 Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it?
PSALMS 83:3-7 (COUNTRIES AGAINST ISRAEL)(EXCEPT JORDAN)
3 They (ARABS,MUSLIMS) have taken crafty counsel against thy people,(ISRAEL) and consulted against thy hidden ones.
4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
5 For they (MUSLIMS) have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:(TREATIES)
6 The tabernacles of Edom,(JORDAN) and the Ishmaelites;(ARABS) of Moab, PALESTINIANS,JORDAN) and the Hagarenes;(EGYPT)
7 Gebal,(HEZZBALLOH,LEBANON) and Ammon,(JORDAN) and Amalek;(SYRIA,ARABS,SINAI) the Philistines (PALESTINIANS) with the inhabitants of Tyre;(LEBANON)
ISRAEL-WEST ENEMIES EZEK 38:4-6,15-19
4 And I (GOD) will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws,(GOD FORCES THE RUSSIA-MUSLIMS TO MARCH) and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
5 Persia,(IRAN,IRAQ) Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
6 Gomer,(GERMANY) and all his bands; the house of Togarmah (TURKEY) of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.(AFRICAN MUSLIMS,SUDAN,TUNESIA ETC)
15 And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts,(RUSSIA-ARAB/MUSLIMS) thou, and many people with thee,(AFRICAN ISLAMIC COUNTRIES) all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:
16 And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.
17 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them?
18 And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face.
19 For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;
DANIEL 11:44 (CHINA WITH RUSSIA-MUSLIMS)
44 But tidings out of the east(CHINA) and out of the north(RUSSIA, MUSLIMS WHATS LEFT FROM WAVE 1) shall trouble him:(EU DICTATOR IN ISRAEL) therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.( 1/3RD OF EARTHS POPULATION)
EZEKIEL 39:1-6 ISRAELS ENEMIES DESTROYED
1 Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog,(LEADER OF RUSSIA) and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech (MOSCOW) and Tubal: (TUBOLSK)
2 And I will turn thee back,(RUSSIA-ARAB MUSLIM ISRAEL HATERS) and leave but the sixth part of thee,(5/6TH OR 300 MILLION DEAD RUSSIAN/ARAB/MUSLIMS I BELIEVE) and will cause thee to come up from the north parts,(RUSSIA) and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.
4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands,( ARABS) and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
6 And I will send a fire on Magog,(NUCLEAR ATOMIC BOMB) and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
Clinton: Alternative to Abbas ‘could be black flag of Islamic State’-WATCH: Democratic front-runner vows to improve US-Israel relationship if elected, offers tough talk on Iran enforcement-By Rebecca Shimoni Stoil December 6, 2015, 10:19 pm-the times of israel
WASHINGTON — On her first day in office as president, Hillary Clinton would reach out to the Israeli prime minister and invite him to the White House in an effort to strengthen US-Israel ties, she said Sunday afternoon.Speaking before the Brookings Institution’s Saban Forum, the former secretary of state offered up tough talk on Iran and emphasized her support for the peace process while chiding Israeli leaders who have rejected Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as a potential partner for peace. The alternative to Abbas, she warned, might be the Islamic State terror group.US and Israeli leaders, the Democratic front-runner said, “must remind our peoples how much they have in common and keep our relationship always above partisan politics.”Calling Israel an “ally and true friend… now and forever,” Clinton vowed to “take the already strong relationship to the next level.“It is in our national interest to have an Israel that remains a bastion of stability and a core ally in a region in chaos,” she said.While Clinton stressed that “it is time to stop pretending that solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will solve all of the region’s problems,” she emphasized her commitment to working toward a peace agreement. “I remain convinced… that peace is possible. So I refuse to give up on the goal of two states for two peoples.“Only a two-state solution can provide Palestinians independence, sovereignty and dignity and provide Israelis the secure and recognized borders of a democratic Jewish state,” she said.“Inaction is not an option and a one-state solution is no solution, it is a prescription for endless conflict,” she said, echoing Secretary of State John Kerry’s comments a day earlier.“Everyone has to do their part to create the conditions for progress by taking positive actions that can rebuild trust and by avoiding damaging actions including with respect to settlements,” she said. “At the same time, we should oppose any unilateral action at the United Nations.”Clinton criticized Israeli leaders who have suggested that current Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is not a viable partner for a peace deal.“It is unfortunate [Abbas] has been marginalized when there is in effect no better alternative… especially when the alternative could be the black flag of ISIS,” she admonished.Speaking earlier in the day, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called out Abbas for denying the legitimacy of Israel as a Jewish state, describing his comments as emblematic of Palestinian denialism that has undermined attempts to negotiate a peace agreement.Clinton also called on “Palestinian leaders” to “condemn all forms of incitement.”Hours after Clinton explained on American television why she did not use the term “radical Islam,” the Democratic front-runner repeatedly referred to “radical jihadists” and emphasized that the United States needed to step up its fight against “violent jihad” and to move from “fear to resolve.“The threat is real, the need for action is urgent,” said Clinton, stressing the influence of self-radicalization via Internet forums.“It’s time for an urgent dialogue between the government and the hi-tech community, to confront this problem together.” Clinton cited reports that one of the two attackers in last week’s shooting in San Bernardino, California, declared her allegiance to the Islamic State via the Internet shortly before, or during, the attack.“The nexus of terrorism and technology has made today’s terror threat more complex and more real at home,” Clinton emphasized.In addition, Clinton said, “Congress must act so that no one who is a suspected terrorist can buy guns anywhere in America.”At the same time, Clinton decried those who drive away Muslims “with reckless rhetoric.” “Declaring war on Islam or demonizing the American Muslim community is not only counter to our values, it plays right into the hands of terrorists,” she warned.“Islam, itself, is not our adversary,” she emphasized. “It is not a clash of civilizations. The vast majority of Muslims are on our side, unless we drive them away.”Clinton also addressed the Iran nuclear deal — which she supported — but qualified her support by calling enforcement to back up the pact.“No agreement like that ever is [perfect],” Clinton acknowledged. “But it is not enough to say yes to this deal — we have to say yes, and we will vigorously enforce it.“How we handle enforcement in these early months will set the tone for years to come,” she warned. “Our approach must be, distrust and verify.“The United States will act decisively if necessary, including taking military action,” she proclaimed. “Iran will test our resolve — they’ve already begun to do so,” Clinton added, calling on the US to respond to provocations such as the recent ballistic missile test.The US, she said, should also hold Iran responsible for its human rights violations, cyber-crime and support of terror.Clinton also denounced the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, saying that while “no nation is above criticism,” the BDS movement is “wrong, and it should stop immediately.“No outside force is going to resolve the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians,” she said, “only the two-state solution will do that.”
Swedish teen who wanted to go to Syria nabbed in Vienna-Muslim girl disappeared Wednesday; family feared she had been radicalized and planned to join IS-By AP December 7, 2015, 12:42 am-the times of israel-associated press
VIENNA — Austrian police say that a 17-year-old girl from Sweden who said she planned to travel to Syria has been arrested in Vienna.Police spokesman Roman Hahslinger said the girl, whose name wasn’t released, was arrested on Saturday evening at the Austrian capital’s Westbahnhof railway station.He said Sunday that she is in police custody, and has said that she planned to meet a female friend in Vienna before continuing to Syria.Swedish newspaper Expressen reported that the girl disappeared on Wednesday, and that her family said she had been radicalized and feared she planned to join the Islamic State group in Syria.
PM fingers Palestinian denial of Jewish state as root of conflict-WATCH: Speaking to Saban Forum, Netanyahu derides as ‘childish and irrelevant’ claims that settlements at core of Israel-Palestinian fighting-By Rebecca Shimoni Stoil December 6, 2015, 6:48 pm-the times of israel
WASHINGTON — Palestinian refusal to recognize Israel as the Jewish state, and not settlement building, is the root cause of the conflict, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told attendees at the Brookings Institution’s Saban Forum for Middle East Policy during a video address Sunday.In a brief speech that excoriated the Palestinian leadership for perpetuating the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Netanyahu said that this refusal to recognize Israel’s legitimacy as a Jewish state is the “reason that peace hasn’t happened yet.”“That was and remains the core of the conflict — not this or that gesture or the absence of this or that gesture but the unwillingness of Palestinian leadership to make that leap,” the prime minister said.Netanyahu specifically cited recent comments by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, complaining that Abbas referred to “the occupation of Palestinian land for 67 years.”In doing so, Netanyahu said, Abbas implied that all of Israel – including the land within the 1967 boundaries — was under Israeli occupation, effectively denying the legitimacy of any Israeli presence in the region.“He refuses to fess up to that to his own people,” Netanyahu criticized. “They refuse to recognize that they will have no more claim to the territory of the Jewish state.”Netanyahu chided as “childish and irrelevant” claims made that the Israel Palestinian conflict is the core of the conflict in the Middle East. The same conclusion, he insisted, “will happen with the argument that the core of the conflict are the settlements or the territories.”“They are an issue to be resolved but they are not the core of the conflict,” Netanyahu said of the settlements.Israel’s policies in the West Bank have long been a burr in the side of US-Israel relations. A day earlier, speaking before the same forum, US Secretary of State John Kerry warned that settlements and demolitions in the West Bank were leading Israel away from a two-state solution.“The only reasonable solution is a demilitarized Palestinian state that recognizes the Jewish state,” Netanyahu asserted. “We still have many issues to resolve, but it begins with the recognition of the right of the Jewish people to have a state at all.”Despite chiding the Obama administration on the emphasis it places on settlement policy, at both the beginning and the end of his address, Netanyahu stressed the positive aspects of US-Israel relations.“Nobody should underestimate the bond between Israel and the US,” he told an audience that included former members of the Obama, Bush and Clinton administrations. After months in which he was accused of courting partisan support for Israel among Republicans, the prime minister stressed that Israel has enjoyed strong support “across the partisan divide” and Israel “cherishes your support and values it.”He stressed common interests in the region and in combating terror.“Terror in California, Paris and Israel is attacking all the things that define the value of life in our eyes,” he said.Israel, Netanyahu said, had “deconflicted” with Russia regarding Syria – using a term bandied about recently by the Obama administration to emphasize the lowering of great power tensions surrounding multi-party involvement in the civil war.In his efforts to end the speech on a positive note, however, Netanyahu raised eyebrows.“You can’t be leader of the Jewish people and lose hope,” Netanyahu concluded, in a comment that immediately was cited for his assertion that the prime minister of Israel spoke for the world Jewish population.“I must have missed the election,” quipped American-Jewish columnist Jeffrey Goldberg on his Twitter account.
The collapse of the PA may already be here-It’s a short path from a single member of the security forces carrying out an attack, as occured Thursday, to all-out chaos in which Israel is forced to recapture West Bank cities-By Avi Issacharoff December 6, 2015, 11:30 pm-the times of israel
United States Secretary of State John Kerry’s scenario outlining a potential collapse of the Palestinian Authority, laid out Saturday at the Saban Forum in Washington, DC, sounds more than realistic.For a change, the US administration, an expert at making fatal mistakes in the Middle East, seems to read the state of Palestinian affairs correctly, though the secretary errs in using the word “collapse.”Instead, it should be substituted with the term “disintegration,” which in some ways has already begun.The shooting attack on Thursday, in which Preventive Security Services member Mazen Aribe opened fire on Israel Defense Forces soldiers near the Hizme checkpoint, marks a crossroads.Aribe was killed by fire from soldiers at the scene. The Palestinian Authority, instead of condemning or at least not supporting the action, sent head Palestine Liberation Organization negotiator Saeb Erekat and the mayor of Jericho to visit the home of the attacker’s family.The implicit message was that the PA and PLO support such actions. Has the PA come to a point where it has decided not to oppose homegrown attacks?-For the time being, the Palestinian security services are maintaining relatively high discipline and continuing the exceptional security coordination with Israel. Officials in the office of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) speak almost daily with their Palestinian counterparts, and a number of high-level security meetings are being held even in these difficult days.Still, it is clear to all involved that there is a big question mark concerning how long this security coordination, and the Palestinian forces maintaining discipline, can be maintained.-Israel’s nightmare scenario-What, exactly, will a PA disintegration look like? At the start, probably the way things happened Thursday. Maybe an isolated incident, with a Palestinian police officer or two who decide to attack Israeli targets and cause many Israeli casualties.From there, an Israeli response will follow. Or maybe an Israeli retaliatory shooting will bring a high number of Palestinian casualties.And then will come a grass-roots demand by members of the security services to act against soldiers and settlers.And as happened at the beginning of the Second Intifada in 2000, we will see more and more Palestinian soldiers and police joining the demonstrations and attacks against Israelis.The path from here to an Israeli decision to impose sanctions on the PA, ending security coordination, would be short.And then would come a halt on the transfer of tax monies to the PA — used to pay salaries — a demand that is already being heard on the Israeli right.Another few days would pass, and more Palestinian police who are not getting paid would decide to carry out attacks. Meanwhile, government clerks would not come to work, and of course, above all of these steps hovers the possibility that PA President Mahmoud Abbas would announce, at any point, that he is “returning the keys” to Israel and dissolving the PA: If there must be occupation, then let’s have a full occupation. Another, shorter scenario may materialize if the PLO decides to renege on its recognition of the State of Israel. This could be met with Israeli sanctions such as the halting of tax transfers, and here, too, the path to a complete collapse may be short.And then what? A considerable amount of chaos, a heavy presence of Hamas and other terror groups as in the First Intifada. And, in all likelihood, Israel will have to recapture the Palestinian cities and reinstate military rule.The security and economic burden on Israel will be heavy. And, of course, in the longer term there will be a departure from the vision of two states, or — as they will call it on the right — a sobering up. Welcome to the binational state.-On the White House and Kerry-If this is the shape of things to come, Kerry may have his own boss’s administration to blame.Kerry invested significantly in attempts to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But he was stymied by a White House that showed amateurism and maybe even ignorance in dealing with the region’s problems.In the Palestinian context, this started with US President Barack Obama’s almost-obsessive focus on pushing a building freeze in the settlements.When he decided to back off on this issue, he discovered that it was already too late, and Abbas refused to enter talks without a construction moratorium.On the Palestinian question, Kerry acted reasonably, logically and full of motivation, at least until recent months. But problems in our neck of the woods are nothing compared to mistakes in Syria, Iraq and, of course, Iran.For whatever reason, Washington still insists on seeing the Iran nuclear deal as a glorious achievement for the US, even though it is far from being so.The White House and the US administration do not have anything to be proud of regarding the Middle East, including the Iran deal.The nuclear reckoning may be delayed, but the Iranian monster is stronger than ever and will harmfully influence the region.This administration, which prides itself on Obama’s “Cairo Speech” and on the fact that it abandoned former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and advanced democratic ideals, will leave Washington with the Middle East in ruins.The worst is most likely still ahead of us.
EARTH DESTROYED WITH THE EARTH IN NOAHS DAY(BECAUSE OF SIN,VIOLENCE AND GODLESS PEOPLE)
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
1 Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.
22 The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.
23 And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.
24 The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
The Latest: Belgian police hunt for 2 new suspects in Paris attacks probe who used false IDs-By The Associated Press | The Canadian Press – DEC 4,15-YAHOONEWS
PARIS - The latest developments regarding the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq: All times local:-5:50 p.m.Belgian authorities are searching for two new suspects in the Paris attacks probe, both of whom used fake identity cards.The Belgian Federal Prosecutor's office says Friday the men, carrying bogus IDs with the names of Samir Bouzid and Soufiane Kayal, had been travelling in a Mercedes with another at-large suspect, Salah Abdeslam, when the car was checked Sept. 9 at the Hungarian-Austrian border.It says the same identity of Kayal was used to rent a house in the Belgian town of Auvelais that authorities have searched as a possible site for making the suicide bombs used in the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris.Belgian authorities said about 6 p.m. on Nov. 17, the false identity cardin the name of Bouzid was used at a Western Union office in the Brussels area to send a 750-euro ($817) money order to Hasna Ait Boulhacen, cousin of the purposed attack ringleader, Abdelhamid Abaaoud.Both Boulhacen and Abaaoud died on Nov. 18 when French police stormed their hideout in a Paris suburb.___4:30 p.m.Spain's Interior Ministry says police have arrested two inmates on suspicion that they used their prison leave to spread propaganda for the Islamic State group.A ministry statement said a 24-year-old Moroccan was arrested Friday while on leave from Martutene prison in the northern city of San Sebastian. A 32-year-old Spaniard was arrested in the prison. The ministry said the two are serving sentences for common crimes.The statement said they held meetings with people outside the prison at which they showed video recordings of IS executions and attacks and praised the group's actions. One of the inmates posted a video on social networks showing him burning his passport.The ministry says Spain has arrested more than 90 suspected Islamic extremists so far this year.___3 p.m.A French journalist held hostage by Islamic State extremists says the intensification of airstrikes in Syria risks pushing people into the hands of the Islamist extremists. Nicolas Henin, who was held captive for 10 months, described the strikes as a "trap."The French government ratcheted up airstrikes after the deadly Nov. 13 attacks in Paris, and this week was joined by Britain. Germany voted Friday to help the fight against IS in a noncombat role.In an interview with The Associated Press, Henin questioned what the airstrikes could accomplish. He says the bombings risk pushing the Syrian people straight into the arms of Islamic State militants, who he says position themselves as the only group able to protect them.Henin says "it's counterproductive to increase the strikes. We cannot go forward. We cannot also stop them, go backward. This is the definition of a trap."___2:40 p.m.A cafe where five people were killed by a squad of Islamic extremist gunmen terrorizing central Paris has reopened.La Bonne Biere, a corner cafe in the trendy central Paris district targeted by the gunmen, opened for business again on Friday morning. Since the attacks, the shuttered cafe has been piled high with flowers, like the other sites of the Nov. 13 attacks that left 130 people dead.Paule Zlotnik, a neighbouring shopkeeper, praised the decision: "It's time they open and that we continue life as it was before."In surveillance video seen by The Associated Press, two gunmen in black calmly approached La Bonne Biere that night, firing deliberately on the outdoor tables before turning back toward a car that can be seen rolling slowly behind them.___2:05 p.m.Poland's new defence minister says Poland is in talks with France over supporting that nation's struggle against Islamic State extremists.Minister Antoni Macierewicz said Friday that his French counterpart has "named his expectations" and talks are underway. He says "we will show solidarity. We will definitely not allow terrorism, and particularly the political forces in the world that are the source of terrorism, to win."Earlier this week, Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said Poland is not expected to contribute in a military way to the coalition fighting IS.___1:40 p.m.With a country still reeling after the worst attacks in recent memory, France has issued a step-by-step guide on "how to react in the event of a terrorist attack."Posted Friday on the government's website, the guide has three-step instructions informing citizens they should "escape, hide, alert" in the face of danger.It features diagrams suggesting ways to better protect oneself — such as obstructing doorways with sofas, turning android devices to silent, hiding low under windows and not running toward police officers.The guide can be downloaded at http://www.gouvernement.fr/reagir-attaque-terroriste.___12:50 p.m.A new project allows Spaniards to anonymously tip off authorities about suspected radicals, part of efforts to step up the country's campaign against Islamic extremists.The Interior Ministry said Friday that Spaniards can now contact the Intelligence Center for Terrorism and Organized Crime through a website, a mobile app or a free telephone hotline, which will be monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.Spain's internal security chief Jorge Fernandez Diaz also told his EU counterparts in Brussels that the government is also mounting a campaign to discredit the propaganda issued by the social media-savvy Islamic State group. The Spanish government will use its social media sites to show what it said was "the real situation" in territories occupied by IS.Similar campaigns are being run by the United States, Britain and France.Europe's worst attack by Islamic militants occurred in Spain in 2004, when bombs on Madrid commuter trains killed 191 people.(This item has been corrected to add the minister's first name, Jorge.)-__12:40 p.m.The Dutch government is weighing whether to broaden its involvement in the international campaign against the Islamic State group.The Netherlands already has F-16 jets taking part in airstrikes against IS targets in Iraq, but Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert says France and the United States have asked if the Dutch can do more.Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said Friday that the government "will look at whether we can make an effective contribution" but added "I don't want to restrict the debate to only bombing over Syria."Koenders says Islamic State cannot be fought with bombs alone, "you also have to look at cutting off oil revenues, finances."Hennis-Plasschaert says the ruling two-party Dutch coalition will consider the question in "the coming days, weeks. I don't know how much time we need."___11:35 a.m. Germany's Parliament has approved plans to provide military assistance in the fight against Islamic State militants, including reconnaissance jets and up to 1,200 support personnel.Lawmakers voted Friday 445 to 146 to approve the plan crafted by Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet this week following a pledge of greater support in the wake of the deadly attacks in Paris, which IS has claimed responsibility for.Germany plans to send up to six Tornado reconnaissance planes and tanker aircraft, as well as a frigate to help protect the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle in the eastern Mediterranean, but won't actively engage in combat.Two German Tornados and a tanker are expected to be sent to Turkey's Incirlik air base next week but won't be fully operational until next month. The frigate's also to be in place soon.___10:55 a.m.French President Francois Hollande is visiting the aircraft carrier launching airstrikes against the Islamic State group.The Charles de Gaulle has launched raids against Islamic State bases since the Nov. 13 attacks that killed 130 in Paris. The president's office said Hollande would pay a visit to the ship on Friday.The government announced it was deploying the ship, France's only aircraft carrier, to the region a week before the attacks.The French carrier had previously been deployed in the Persian Gulf from February to April this year, conducting between 15 and 20 flights per day, according to the French military.
AP source: Justice Department to launch civil rights probe of practices of Chicago Police-By Don Babwin And Eric Tucker, The Associated Press | The Canadian Press – DEC 6,15-YAHOONEWS
CHICAGO - The U.S. Justice Department is expected to launch a wide-ranging investigation this week into the patterns and practices of the Chicago Police Department after recent protests following the release of a video showing a white Chicago police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Sunday.The person said the Justice Department is expected to make the announcement of a civil rights investigation this week. The person was not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly because it has not yet been announced and only spoke the AP on condition of anonymity.The civil rights probe follows others recently in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, and it comes as the police department and Mayor Rahm Emanuel are under intense scrutiny over their handling of the October 2014 death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder Nov. 24, more than a year after the killing and just hours before the release of police dashboard camera footage showing the officer shooting the teenager.The video shows McDonald veering away from officers on a four-lane street when Van Dyke, seconds after exiting his squad car, opens fire from close range. The officer continues shooting after McDonald crumples to the ground and is barely moving. The video does not include sound, which authorities have not explained.The Chicago City Council signed off on a $5 million settlement with McDonald's family even before the family filed a lawsuit and city officials fought in court for months to keep the video from being released publicly. The city's early efforts to suppress its release coincided with Emanuel's re-election campaign, when the mayor was seeking African-American votes in a tight race.Since the release of the video, Emanuel forced Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy to resign and formed a task force to examine the department in an effort to calm the city and deal with the most serious crisis of his administration.But the pressure on the mayor has not diminished. The calls for the mayor to resign — something he said he won't do — have grown louder from protesters in the city, including more than 200 people who shouted that he step down during a Sunday afternoon march in downtown Chicago. Protesters counted to 16 during the march, a number that has taken on a symbolic significance since the demonstrations began.Emanuel initially said a federal civil rights investigation of Chicago police tactics would be "misguided" because the U.S. Attorney's office in Chicago was already investigating the incident. But Emanuel later reversed course and said he would welcome the Justice Department's involvement — something that politicians including Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan have called for.On Friday, Chicago released hundreds of pages that show police officers initially reported a very different version of the encounter with McDonald than the video shows. That further angered activists and protesters, who were already accusing the city of covering up what really happened the night McDonald was killed.Neither Emanuel's office nor the police department immediately responded to a request for comment on reports of a federal investigation.The Justice Department in the last six years has opened more than 20 investigations of police departments. In March, the department released a scathing report of the Ferguson, Missouri, police force that found pervasive civil rights abuses, and in May, it reached a settlement with Cleveland police that called for sweeping improvements — including to that department's use of force policies. It opened an investigation of Baltimore police in May after demonstrations there turned violent in response to the death of a black man in police custody.Civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson said he was pleased with the decision to investigate Chicago. Jackson said he hoped that the investigation would focus not only on the police department, but on Emanuel's office and the Cook County State's Attorney's office, which he and others have criticized for taking so long to bring charges against Van Dyke."All three of them — the police, City Hall and the prosecutor's office — are suspect," Jackson said. "We cannot trust them."__Tucker contributed from Washington, D.C.
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Warm December weather waking Manitoba bugs from winter slumber-CBC – DEC 6,15-YAHOO NEWS
Bugs of all shapes and sizes that would normally be hibernating are waking up this December due to Manitoba's record-setting warm weather."What's happening in the winter time right now, if you're an adult bug, you're as happy as can be," said Taz Stuart, an entomologist with Poulin's Pest Control Services. Stuart said it will be interesting to see how the warmth impacts pest species this winter.If the temperate conditions last all winter long, Manitobans could continue to see species like forest tent caterpillars, and even wasps and bees, popping up when they would have otherwise died or went to sleep.That list also includes the lady bug-like Asian lady bird beetle."If they're sitting in a nice warm window sill where they decided to hibernate as adults, this will wake them up," Stuart said. "They may have a great over-wintering."That also applies to rodents. Stuart said Poulin's has been receiving a high number of calls about mice lately."They're going to have a good winter just because it's nice and warm, they don't have to eat as much, they won't die as often," Stuart said.If the mild weather hangs on, Stuart said next spring certain pest species could undergo population booms."The newer areas where the ornamental trees are available, you're going to probably see more of those groups of worms around eating and pretty much denuding your trees of leaves," Stuart said. "You might see a lot more next year."
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