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Russia sends German Shepherd puppy to French Police to replace fallen police dog

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The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs decided to send a puppy to their French counterparts to replace Diesel the police dog that was killed during a police raid in Paris on Wednesday.

Diesel, a 7-year-old Belgian Malinois, was a member of a French anti-terrorist police unit. The dog bravely died when the French Special Forces raided an apartment building in Saint-Denis.

To support the French policemen, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs decided to send them a little German Shepherd puppy, named Dobrynya [after one of the most popular folk heroes in Russian culture], Elena Alekseeva, the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, said on Instagram.

Red Flag

Rhode Island Republican: Syrian refugees should be held in 'centralized' camps; 'Our country is under attack'

R.I. Senator Elaine Morgan...advocates refugee incarcerations
Rhode Island Republican lawmaker has gone one step closer to the Third Reich's "Final Solution" by saying Syrian refugees should be rounded up and placed in a concentration camp. State Sen. Elaine Morgan (R) made the comment in a Tuesday email to a member of the public, which she accidentally CC'ed to other lawmakers, WPRI reports.

"If we need to take these people in we should set up [a] refugee camp to keep them segregated from our populous." Morgan wrote in the email. "I think the protection of our US citizens and the United States of America should be the most important issue here."

Comment: If? The US OWES these people! If the US citizens are in jeopardy, the PTB should have thought of that ramification before launching its exceptional agenda, creating the hellacious ISIS proxy and falsely blaming President al-Assad. FYI: There is so far no WH plan to place Syrian refugees in Rhode Island. Morgan is a "hysterical fear" monger.

Morgan also launched into a bigoted attack on Muslim people by lumping the entire religious community together with Islamic State terrorists. "The Muslim religion and philosophy is to murder, rape, and decapitate anyone who is a non Muslim," she wrote, also stating, "I do not want our governor bringing in any Syrian refugees. I think our country is under attack. I think this is a major plan by these countries to spread out their people to attack all non Muslim persons."

Comment: If State Senator Morgan wants to really experience being under attack, she should book a ticket for Syria and experience first-hand what the US has done to that country and Iraq and Afghanistan and, and, and... Conservatively speaking, it is lips-shutting.


'It's fear, fear, fear': Dem Luis Gutierrez lambastes Steve King for Syrian refugees 'cultural suicide' remark

The death of liberty and all America used to stand for...
Republican Iowa Rep. Steve King warned on Thursday that America was committing "cultural suicide" if it allowed Syrian refugees into the country following last week's attacks in Paris.

During a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the refugee crisis, King grilled U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services Director Leon Rodriguez about why refugees were asked about their religion only in cases of religious persecution. "Have you ever seen a suicidal terrorist that was not a Muslim?" King asked, leaving Rodriguez speechless.

"I'm not even sure how to answer that question," the director replied. "What I can say is that we do our job, and if terrorists are attempting to gain admission to the United States, then we do our job to prevent them."

"You're telling me you're doing a thorough vetting process but you're not able to tell me that you ask them what their religion is," King interrupted, pointing to a Daily Mail report which claimed that nearly 70 people — including refugees — had been arrested in the U.S. over ISIS plots.

Comment: ...and, America was built on what principle? "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore; send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift up my lamp beside the golden door!" These were your ancestors, America!

Heart - Black

The slave trade never ended: Footballer exposes African child trafficking and prostitution

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There are concerns for the welfare of the estimated 15,000 young boys trafficked from Africa on the promise of a career in football, after a former English Premier League player spoke of how he was tricked into traveling to the UK and forced into male prostitution.

Al Bangura, 27, who played for Watford, described how he left his home in Sierra Leone at the age of 14 after refusing to become the leader of a secret society previously headed by his late father.

Bad Guys

UN: Over 800 Yemeni women and children killed - Saudi blockade causing rampant malnutrition

Yemen's humanitarian and human rights catastrophe continues to worsen, according to new UN figures which put the number of killed since late March at more than 5,700.

Speaking to reporters in Cairo by video conference, the UN's humanitarian coordinator for Yemen Johannes Van Der Klauww said that 830 of the dead were women and children. UN officials had earlier put the total number of civilians killed at more than 2,600.

As the death toll in the conflict pitting Saudi-led coalition forces against Shia Houthi rebels and their allies continues to rise, humanitarian conditions have only grown more dire, said the coordinator. 21.2 million people in the country - 82 percent of its entire population - are in need of some sort of humanitarian assistance.

"We currently estimate that over 14 million people lack sufficient access to healthcare," said Van Der Klauww. "3 million children and pregnant or lactating women require malnutrition treatment or preventative services and 1.8 million children have been out of school since mid-March."

320,000 children, he added, were acutely malnourished.

The UN's special envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, has announced that peace talks will take place in the coming weeks, but observers of Yemeni affairs regard the talks with skepticism. Meanwhile, fighting continues to rage, with neither side able to make a decisive breakthrough.

Comment: Given the Saudi support for the maniacal ISIL and Al Nusra in Syria, is it any surprise they are equally ruthless in a war they are directly prosecuting? It is astonishing that Saudi Arabia heads the UN 'human rights' council.

No Entry

Land of free-dumb: CNN reporter suspended for mildly criticizing Congress decision to ban Syrian and Iraqi refugees from entering US

Elise Labott
A CNN correspondent has been suspended for two weeks after publicly criticizing the US House of Representatives' decision to suspend a program allowing Syrian and Iraqi refugees to enter the United States.

Elise Labott, a CNN global affairs correspondent tweeted: "House passes bill that could limit Syrian refugees. Statue of Liberty bows head in anguish," upon learning that the House of Representatives had voted 289-137, with 47 Democrats joining 242 Republicans in suspending a program that would allow Syrian and Iraqi refugees into the US, until American security agencies find that they would not pose a security risk.

Hours after publishing the tweet, Labott issued an apology. "Everyone, It was wrong of me to editorialize. My tweet was inappropriate and disrespectful. I sincerely apologize," she wrote on Twitter.

CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker had previously mentioned that it was imperative that the channel should maintain a balanced viewpoint when reporting the news and that it should not appear to be biased.

Comment: CNN is setting an example by suspending her. Journalists have to take notice, if you have an opinion that goes against the US government's then you will be punished for expressing it. This isn't about remaining objective or being fair and balanced, it's about not saying anything that goes against the government's narratives. They don't want critical thinking journalists, they want sycophants and yes men who don't think for themselves.


France cracks down with nearly 800 raids since attacks, 90 people detained, and 174 weapons seized

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The latest on the deadly attacks in Paris. (All times local):

1:20 p.m.

French authorities say police have conducted 793 raids since last week's attacks on a rock concert, Parisian cafes and the national stadium. The new tally was announced Friday by the Interior Ministry. Last night alone, police reported performing 182 raids, detaining 17 people, and seizing 76 weapons plus drugs. After five nights of raids, authorities says police have detained 90 people and seized 174 weapons, including 18 military-style firearms, 84 rifles and 68 handguns.

In addition, 164 people have been placed under house arrest with new powers permitted under France's state of emergency. Police also seized 250,000 euros. The Senate is expected to vote Friday afternoon to extend the state of emergency for three more months.

Comment: France is clearly under siege by perverse and dangerous forces that can have dire consequences for those within the country and for all of Europe.


New Anonymous video claims hacker collective has eliminated 20,000 ISIS-related Twitter accounts

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The international hacking group Anonymous claims to have taken down 20,000 Islamic State-linked Twitter accounts as it wages "total war" against the terrorist organization. Their #OpParis operation is in revenge for the deadly attacks on November 13.

While Russia, French and US bombers are targeting Islamic State (formerly ISIS/ISIL) positions from the sky, Anonymous are carrying out their very own devastating campaign against the terrorist organization. They are using computer code rather than high-powered weapons and say the hacktivist group has built tools that "might be better than any world government's tools to combat ISIS online."

In a YouTube post on Wednesday, the group said: "More than 20,000 Twitter accounts belonging to ISIS were taken down by Anonymous." It added that they had provided a list of all the accounts that have been taken down. On Tuesday, the group had removed 5,500 ISIS accounts from the internet.

Comment: It's thoroughly laughable that with the advanced capabilities of the NSA, the FBI and the CIA we need Anonymous to do their job for them.


New video of moment Europe's first female suicide bomber blew herself up

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Comment: Wouldn't ya know it, French authorities are now saying Hasna was NOT the suicide bomber. We are not surprised.

French police continued to negotiate with Hasna Aitboulahcen, the peroxide-blonde 26-year-old would-be jihadist, until she detonated herself with a force so powerful it blew her head off and into the street, an amateur recording and a police account revealed.

As scores of France's RAID special police unit surrounded the house in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis at dawn on Wednesday, Aitboulahcen was alongside her cousin Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the suspected mastermind behind last Friday's Paris attacks, which killed more than 130 people.

Comment: This woman has an interesting background that does not appear to fit the stereotype of a devout radical, but closely resembles that of the other Paris attackers. A French citizen and drug dealer known to police, we are told that just one month ago she converted to Islam.


170 people taken hostage in Mali hotel

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Gunmen took 170 people hostage at a hotel in the capital city of Mali, according to a Radisson Hotels representative. After reports of an active shooter operation at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, Mali, a company spokesman has confirmed that two people have taken 140 guests and 30 employees hostage.
Twenty guests, including three United Nations personnel workers, have been released, Olivier Salgado, a spokesman for the U.N. mission to Mali, told "Good Morning America" today.
Salgado said a military operation was ongoing. Five crew members from Turkish Airlines have also been released, a company spokesman said.
"What I know is three people stormed the hotel with AK47s around 7 a.m. this morning," Salgado said. "Of course, immediately, the security forces from Mali were deployed around the hotel."