Raul Castro gives 'Cuban 5' convicts hero's welcome

by Jerome R. Corsi -- [caption id="attachment_1524465" align="aligncenter" width="596"] Raul Castro greets Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero on their return to Cuba Dec. 17 (Source: El Nuevo Herald, Havana, Cuba)[/caption] NEW YORK more…

U.S. forces could expand fight against ISIS

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – The commitment of U.S. forces to fighting ISIS could increase, not diminish, as a rising number of Sunni jihadist groups that control vast areas of territory more…

Carter: 'Proud' of Obama on Cuba

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="11M3ZjcjqWf6lMsNElprN7HGw49ffQzg" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] (POLITICO) Former President Jimmy Carter on Thursday praised President Barack Obama’s “political courage” in reestablishing relations with Cuba. “This is the kind of thing that more…

ISIS fights U.S. troops in Iraq

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="ZkdXRjcjq2zpyyIk49HPpUAvaK1JOAW5" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] (DAILY MAIL) A number of militants have been killed in Islamic State's very first battle with U.S. ground troops after the extremists attempted to overrun more…

Rob Lowe whacks Sony over 'The Interview'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="81dnVjcjrp2y1ox1NE7rVx34pAarpxWA" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] (LONDON INDEPENDENT) Sony’s decision to cancel the release of “The Interview” because of a security threat from hackers is like Europe giving in to Hitler, more…

Muslim scholar blames porn for jihad

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT) Muslim scholar Hamza Yusuf, president of Zaytuna College in Berkeley, Calif., blamed pornography for the proliferation of jihadist violence during a Georgetown University panel discussion Monday more…

U.S. links North Korea to Sony hack

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="wzOHRjcjoNKkyCMsxGz1yWEXm52R_w2t" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] (NEW YORK TIMES) WASHINGTON — American officials have concluded that North Korea was “centrally involved” in the hacking of Sony Pictures computers, even as the more…

Light of the Jews still defies today's tyrants

by Marisa Martin -- Hanukkah is a joyous time for Jews, commemorating a 2,300-year-old military victory and miraculous intervention in human affairs. It involves lighting menorah candles, gifts and fattening comfort foods more…

Does this explain Obama's deal with Cuba?

by Aaron Klein -- TEL AVIV – While outspoken critics view President Obama’s announcement of renewed diplomatic ties with Havana as rewarding a dictatorship, the White House move may have more to more…