White House Appoints Envoy For Hostage Affairs After Past Failures

Saturday, 29 August 2015 19:58 Written by
The White House has formed a new government position, the Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs. The job has already been filled by seasoned diplomat, Jim O’Brien, who has a lot of work in front of him. The White House posted the announcement on its official blog on Friday. The statement included praise for O’Brien from Secretary of State John Kerry. “Jim is exactly the right person for a job that demands a high level…
Virginia teen gets 11 years for aiding ISIS
Saturday, 29 August 2015 19:39 Written by
A Virginia teenager behind a powerful pro-extremist Twitter account who helped a friend travel to Syria to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Friday. Prosecutors framed the sentencing against 17-year-old Ali Shukri Amin as a demonstration of the federal government’s efforts to aggressively confront efforts by ISIS to spread its reach and recruit new members on social media, which officials say can fuel domestic…
Trump, Carson in close fight in Iowa poll
Saturday, 29 August 2015 18:43 Written by
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OUCH: World Leaders Shows Obama How To Deal With ISIS… Sends A Deadly Message
Saturday, 29 August 2015 17:35 Written by
As Obama seems to dither on how to treat Islamic State terrorists, others are taking the lead as America “leads from behind.” Take the sentence an Egyptian court handed out to 12 members of ISIS for plotting attacks in the Land of the Pharaohs. Agence France-Presse reported last week that 12 members of ISIS have been sentenced to death for their terror plans. Advertisement Related StoriesBREAKING: U.S. Military Personnel Attacked By Man With AK-47 And…
Ex-Army head: PM is to blame for rise of ISIS: Damning accusation by Chief of Staff in explosive new Cameron biography
Saturday, 29 August 2015 16:08 Written by
General Sir David Richards launches attack on Cameron’s Libya recordSaid PM was too interested in pursuing a ‘Notting Hill liberal agenda’Revelations come in an explosive new biography by Sir Anthony SeldonBook provides dramatic account of behind-the-scenes rows in Cameron’s GovernmentBySimon Walters for The Mail on Sunday Published: 16:00 EST, 29 August 2015 | Updated: 16:00 EST, 29 August 2015
Cheney: Obama has 'surrendered' America's global power
Saturday, 29 August 2015 15:58 Written by
Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter, Liz Cheney, say President Obama has “dangerously surrendered” U.S. global leadership during his time in office. In an adapted excerpt published by The Wall Street Journal from their upcoming book, "Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America," the two write that until Obama became president, Republican and Democratic presidents understood the “indispensable nature of American power.” ADVERTISEMENT“For the most part, until the administration of Barack Obama,…
Dick Cheney: Iran Deal Will Lead To First Use Of Nuclear Weapon Since Hiroshima And Nagasaki
Saturday, 29 August 2015 15:20 Written by
Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz Cheney launched a broad attack against President Barack Obama's foreign policy in an excerpt of a forthcoming book that was published in The Wall Street Journal on Friday. Both Cheneys accused Obama of lying about the Iran nuclear deal and said that the agreement would lead to the first use of a nuclear weapon since 1945. "Nearly everything the president has told us about his Iranian…
Turkey begins coalition airstrikes against ISIS in Syria
Saturday, 29 August 2015 14:46 Written by
Turkey announced Saturday that it has launched its first airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as part of the U.S.-led coalition. The country’s Foreign Ministry made the announcement in a statement, sayingT urkish fighter jets crossed the border into Syria to attack ISIS targets Friday night. ADVERTISEMENT"Our fighter aircraft together with warplanes belonging to the coalition began as of yesterday evening to jointly carry out air operations against [ISIS] targets that…
Obama Names ‘Presidential Envoy’ to Oversee Hostage Negotiations
Saturday, 29 August 2015 10:17 Written by
The United States government now has an official Presidential envoy charged with helping manage the response to the taking of American hostages overseas. The Obama administration, which has faced criticism for its handling of negotiations and rescue efforts aimed at Americans held overseas by terrorist groups like ISIS and criminal organizations, named former State Department official Jim O’Brien to be the first Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs. He will be charged with helping bring…
Report: Administration Not Targeting ISIS Training Camps
Saturday, 29 August 2015 09:35 Written by
The camps are regarded by U.S. intelligence analysts as a key element in the terror group’s successes in holding and taking new territory. The main benefit of the training camps is that they are providing a continuous supply of new fighters. An additional worry of intelligence analysts is that some of the foreign fighters being trained in the camps will eventually return to their home countries in Europe and North America to carry out terror…
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