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Reader Selected News, Week Jan 12 – Jan 18

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This article was posted by Steve on Friday, January 11th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “Reader Selected News, Week Jan 12 – Jan 18”

  1. canary says:

    It’s official. International Invasion in Africa to fight Al-Qaeda and the MOJWA.

    French forces launch air strikes to take back Mali

    Mali air strikes: ‘The situation has become much more volatile,’ says Ban Ki-moon
    Sat, 12 Jan, 2013 05:13 AM PST
    France launches air-strike on Al-Qaeda in Mali
    Reuters: France believes hostage killed during rescue bid in Somalia
    By John Irish and Abdi Sheikh Jan 12 2003 – 1 hr 25 mins ago

    The intelligence agency’s team flew into southern Somalia by helicopter under the cover of darkness to try to free Denis Allex from the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab, on the same day France launched air strikes against Islamist militants in Mali.

    Al Shabaab, who had been holding Allex since July 2009, said in a statement he was still alive and being held at a location far from the base where French military helicopters attacked overnight.

    “Several French soldiers were killed in the battle and many more were injured before they fled from the scene of battle, leaving behind some military paraphernalia and even one of their comrades on the ground.”

    “Three helicopters dropped French commandos. We exchanged fire,” the official told Reuters.


    Newshour24: Gunships lead French operation against rebels in Mali

    Jan 12 2013 – Gunships and special forces lead French operation which turns back al-Qaeda linked rebels in Mali

    ABC: Mali President Declares State of Emergency

    BAMAKO, Mali Jan 11, 2013 (AP)
    On Friday, France also announced it had launched an air operation to aid Malian forces.

    Reuters: France continues Mali strikes, sends troops to Bamako

    By John Irish – Jan 12 2013

    – French forces carried out a second day of air strikes against Islamist rebels in Mali on Saturday and sent troops to protect the capital Bamako in an operation involving several hundred soldiers, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said.

    The operation targeted a column of rebels headed for Mopti, he said.

    He said France had sent special forces into Mopti to prepare the ground and later sent “several hundred” troops into Bamako on Friday to safeguard the capital.

    France had additional Rafale fighter jets on standby to be deployed, Le Drian said. President Francois Hollande was due to hold a meeting with defence officials at 3 p.m. (2:00 p.m. British time).


    Left behind Al-Jazeera scrambling to keep up with recent events.


    Seeings how Al-Qaeda went a violent rage based on France & US future plans, best to nip the blood thirsty Muslims unfair violence.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      Well, if the French want to rekindle the Crusades, I’m all for it. I agree to the tune of wiping the earth, or at least Europe and Western Civilization free of the smelly people who are unfamiliar with toilet paper and personal hygiene.

      If a world war comes, let it. BEFORE the ragheads get the bomb. Whomp ’em and whomp ’em good. Decrease their population by a significant sum. Genocide? Not exactly…but any muslim male who takes up arms in the name of Geee-haaad is fair game and gets eliminated.

      The math is easy, even a liberal democrat can do it.

  2. canary says:

    UK had Islamic extremists attend more than 200 University events.


    Won’t hear U.S. Homeland security speaking out like UK Homeland Security.


    But, with CAIR’s top leader telling Washington DC that they discovered America first, I’d say it’s a bad time to take America’s weapons away from them.

    Washington DC changing all of federal and local law enforcement and military manuals to take out words like homosexuals from their manuals to not upset the Islams is further evidence that U.S. Americans are endanger because this country has gone weak in accepting this intolerant religion and treating U.S. Americans like 2nd class citizens.

    is busy calling
    Americans extremists and not

    announcing Washington DC saying they were the first to discover America and no one cares, I’d say Americans need their guns more than ever. There should be a feeling of safety. And why aren’t they allowing the states to decide their gun laws.

  3. canary says:

    Hundreds of French troops surprise attack Islamic Extremists in Africa ahead of planned Sept International invastion. U.S. and Brits plan on sending troops too.

    AP: Hundreds of French troops drive back Mali rebels

    By Rukmini Callimachi and BaBa Ahmed – Jan 13 2013

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The battle to retake Mali’s north from the al-Qaida-linked groups controlling it began in earnest Saturday, after hundreds of French forces deployed to the country and began aerial bombardments to drive back the Islamic extremists.

    The Islamists are using arms stolen from ex-Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s arsenal, as well as the weapons abandoned by Mali’s military when they fled their posts in the face of the rebel advance.

    They discussed possible targets, including the French Embassy in neighboring Niger, one of the countries donating troops, according to a transcript provided by Washington-based SITE Intelligence.

    In Washington, a U.S. official confirmed that the country has offered to send drones to Mali. He could not be named because he was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. After a telephone conversation with Hollande, British Prime Minister David Cameron agreed to send aircrafts to help transport troops, according to a statement.

    Neither official could be named because they weren’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly

    Residents in the town of Sevare, near the line of control, said they had seen planes of white people arriving, whom they assume were French soldiers.

    Hundreds of French troops were involved in the operation, code-named “Serval” after a sub-Saharan wildcat, officials in Paris said.


    …”operation, code-named “Serval” after a sub-Saharan wildcat,…”

    The “Serval” kitty is the new rave in living rooms of the Brits; replacing domestic cats.
    They like to eat insects. Cute tiny little things.


  4. heykev says:

    Saw this posted on Justin Taylor’s blog site…His phrasing is perfect: “Thank You, Mr. President, for These Pro-Life Marching Orders”

    Watch this powerful 2 minute pro life video using BHO’s own words. If only there were more commercials like this in last years election. if only…

    You Tube Link:

    God Has No Grandchildren
    The late grandmother of first lady Michelle Obama was the first African-American manager of a Moody Bible Institute bookstore and turned to the Bible regularly, officials at the Presidential Inaugural Committee said.

    LaVaughn Delores Robinson, a devout Baptist who lived and worked in Chicago, was “quite scholarly when it came to Scripture,” the first lady’s brother, Craig Robinson.


  5. canary says:

    In case they weren’t warned $gold/cash rewards placed on US Ambassador and U.S.Troops in Yemen. The headline sure isn’t much of a warning.

    Strategy World: For God And Gold

    Jan 15, 2013:

    In Yemen al Qaeda is offering a large reward for anyone who can kill the U.S. ambassador to Yemen. The reward is to be paid in gold (three kilograms, worth $160,000 at current prices). Cash (type of currency not specified) rewards ($23,300) are being offered for each American soldier in Yemen who is killed. This sort of thing is nothing new for al Qaeda, but the rewards are not usually given this kind of publicity.


    The US Ambassadors should note it was determined by the Sec of State and above it’s their own fault if they go to a dangerous place as determined by Benghazi investigation.

    • canary says:

      The US Ambassador in Yemen & others should ignore this announcement

      The Deccan: (PTI) US to chase al-Qaeda in any nook and corner: Panetta

      Washington, Jan 15 (PTI)

      American troops are determined to go to any nook and corner of the earth to destroy al-Qaeda, Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has said, asserting that Washington was considering providing logistic, surveillance and airlift assistance to French battling militants in Mali.

      During the week-long European trip, Panetta would travel to Portugal, Spain, Britain and Italy.


      After an over 2 month and growing tour, someone needs to bring him up to date that the future tense is past.

  6. heykev says:

    To quote Steve, isn’t irony ironic?
    The White issues a Presidential proclamation proclaiming January 16, 2013 “Religious Freedom Day”

    NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 16, 2013, as Religious Freedom Day. I call on all Americans to commemorate this day with events and activities that teach us about this critical foundation of our Nation’s liberty, and show us how we can protect it for future generations at home and around the world.


  7. heykev says:

    Where is the outrage at the treatment of women here in the USA by Women’s Organizations? Where is the media for that matter?

    “For over 20 years, the Pennsylvania Departments of State and Health, as well as the Philadelphia Department of Public Health had ample cause and opportunity to investigate and shut down the Women’s Medical Society. Year after year they failed to act, allowing Gosnell to continue to hurt women and children. R. Seth William’s Report to the Grand Jury gives two reasons for this inaction…”

    The timeline on the web site is amazing show of incompetence and callousness from government officials. It’s just stunning… I believe part of that is that Abortion is less regulated than any other industry.

    Watch the video., just watch it.

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