A new video released by the Islamic State terrorist group purports to show children carrying out the mass execution of 25 men accused of being soldiers for the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
In the nearly 10-minute video, which was shot in a Roman amphitheater in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, the Syrian soldiers are dressed in green camouflage and paraded in a single-file line onto the amphitheatre stage, in front of a large audience, as an arabic jihadi hymn plays in the background.
The soldiers are forced to their knees while the ISIS executioners, who appear to be in their preteen to teenage years, stand behind each soldier holding handguns to the back of their heads. more >>
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, a GOP presidential candidate, has said that radical Islam is "running wild" in the Middle East, and shared his fears of a terror attack on U.S. soil.
"Radical Islam is running wild in the Mid-East," Graham reportedly told New York's AM 970 on Sunday. "I have never been more worried about an attack on our homeland than I am right now."
He added that President Barack Obama "doesn't know what he's doing," and accused the administration of making the wrong decisions in Iraq and Syria. more >>
Across the United States, Americans of all races, colors, politics, and creeds will be celebrating Independence Day.
Parades, BBQs, and parties abound from coastal metropolises littered with skyscrapers to humble Midwest towns where the number of street lights can be counted on one hand.
Amidst the history and the celebration, the observance and the fireworks, several popular myths exist for Fourth of July. more >>
At least 4,000 Assyrian Christian families are believed to be among the 120,000 people who in recent days have fled the Syrian city of Hassakeh. ISIS forces are entering the city and looking to carry out a mass ethno-religious slaughter, humanitarian groups said, warning that the world still has not provided an adequate response.
"Although we appreciated the efforts of the Republic of France for calling an emergency session of the Security Council last March to discuss the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Assyrian Christians, Yezidis and other ethno-religious minorities of Iraq and Syria, no action has yet been taken to halt this ongoing slaughter. It is as if the world community thinks that the situation will resolve itself if it's ignored," said David William Lazar, Chairman of the American Mesopotamian Organization.
Fides News Agency reported earlier this week that the 4,000 Christian families who have fled Hassakeh belong to various churches, including Chaldeans, Assyrians, Syrian Catholics and Syrian Orthodox, and have been seeking refuge in the nearby urban area of Qamishli. more >>
The Administration has postulated that a deal on Iran's nuclear capability is the alternative to war as America and the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, plus Germany) have endeavored to come to terms. It seems as though the Administration is happy to do whatever is necessary to close this deal, even if that deal leaves the U.S. with the short end of the stick.
Reports out of Vienna, where the nuclear negotiations with Iran are taking place, are deeply troubling. The deadline has once again been pushed back, extending negotiations until July 7. This is just two days before the Obama Administration is required to submit the final deal to Congress, and it is in their best interest to do so sooner rather than later. In this instance, if the Administration misses the deadline, the deal will be in front of Congress double the amount of time it would be if submitted on July 9. Per the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, the review process would be 60 days if submitted between July 10 and September 7 -- bad for the Administration, but good for the American people to actually get a sense of what is included and what isn't.
Yesterday, during a press conference, President Obama stated that he "will walk away, if, in fact, it's a bad deal." But those words don't hold reassurance when details of extreme concessions have been running rampant among the press. Requirements that need to be a part of any good deal should include anytime/anywhere inspections of Iran's nuclear facilities. Unfortunately, it seems that element is already on the chopping block. more >>