Mac Slavo – February 27, 2018
As the world quietly goes about their business, Pakistan has vowed to get revenge on India after an attack. The tensions between the two nations are quickly spiraling out of control leading many to wonder if World War 3 will break out in the area soon.
According to the Express UK, the devastating attack from India along the contested border known as the Line of Control (LoC) as tensions between the two South Asian nations flare, a retired soldier has claimed. The LoC splits the region of Kashmir, with Pakistan owning one side and India, the other. The region of Kashmir has been contested by both countries for decades causing high levels of tensions between the neighboring states.
Fayaz Ahmad, a politician from the Kashmir region of India, stated that announcements were made over some loudspeakers on the Pakistan side of Balakote that have declared acts of “retaliation” will take place. “They said that India has killed many of our soldiers, we will take revenge for it after we bury our dead today. People are advised to take safety precautions,” said Ahmad.
Breitbart London – February 26, 2018
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union and Arab League countries insist that Jerusalem must be the joint capital of Israel and a future Palestinian state, as the U.S. prepares to move its embassy there in a step angering the Arab world.
Speaking after talks Monday between EU and Arab League foreign ministers, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said that the “special status and character of the city must be preserved.”
She said the two blocs also “see eye to eye” that there can only be a two-state solution to the conflict, with Israel and the Palestinians living side by side in peace.
The talks come as Washington prepares to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to a scaled-down, temporary facility that will open in Jerusalem in May.
Heather Clark – February 26, 2018
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Harvard Office of Student Life has placed a Christian student group on administrative probation after it asked one of its leaders, found to be in a same-sex relationship, to step down as she would not agree to the group’s moral standards.
“After a thorough review and finding that HCFA (Harvard College Faith and Action) had conducted itself in a manner grossly inconsistent with the expectations clearly outlined in [the Office of Student Life’s] Student Organization Resource and Policy Guide, OSL has placed HCFA on a one year administrative probation,” spokesman Aaron Goldman said in a statement published by the Harvard Crimson.
While Goldman did not specifically outline how Harvard College Faith and Action violated the university’s policies, the co-presidents noted that they were told that the sanctions surround—in part—the Christian standards they have for those who lead the group. The student group is being accused of discrimination.
Grace Carr – February 23, 2018
Arizona lawmakers approved a bill Thursday that will mandate abortion providers and physicians request information from women undergoing abortions about their reasons to abort and provide them with comprehensive information about the risks of abortion.
“What this bill does, it upgrades and updates the way we ask these questions in order to make sure that we’re getting accurate information,” the bill’s sponsor, Republican Sen. Nancy Barto, said, according to US News. “It’s important in order for us to really understand policy making going forward and how to better serve women in the policies that go to protecting the unborn when they choose abortion,” she added.
The bill — Senate Bill 1394 — lists 11 potential reasons, including questions about the woman’s emotional and physical health, according to the Arizona Central. Reasons include not being able to afford a child, not wanting a child, being raped, a husband having an extramarital affair, abuse and others.
The bill passed 16-12, with only one Republican and one Democrat breaking ranks.
Strange Sounds – February 27, 2018
Two days ago, a M7.5 earthquake hit central Papua New Guinea. Meanwhile, pictures and videos have made their ways from the deep jungle to Social Medias.
Officials are still counting and will visit hard-to-reach mountain areas to assess the consequences of a natural disaster today. But in the meantime, the powerful and dangerous earthquake killed 31 people and injured at least 300. At least 400,000 people are suffering from damages or destructions in 4 different provinces. Widespread power outages, destroyed infrastructure and buildings are reported near the epicenter of the quake.
13 dead were found in the capital of the province of Southern Highlands Mendy and 18 in the districts of Kutuku and Bosawe. On February 27, a government helicopter will fly through hard-to-reach mountain areas to assess the consequences of a natural disaster. Work was stopped at the Oak-Tedi mine and the Hidex gas processing plant operated by ExxonMobil to assess damages.
Dan Falvey – February 20, 2018
General Joseph Aoun’s furious remarks were made in a speech at the “Support for Stability and Development in the Arab States and the Middle East” regional conference.
Lebanon and Israel have seen relations strain in recent years over Tel Aviv’s plans to build a border wall and Beirut’s decision to explore for offshore energy near disputed waters.
General Aoun said: “I reiterate today our categorical rejection of the Israeli enemy’s sovereignty of Lebanon and its sacred right to invest all its economic resources.
“And the army will not spare any method available to confront any Israeli aggression, whatever that costs.”
His comments come just days after Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, argued Iran and terrorist organizations in Lebanon were a danger to his country.
Amelia Hamilton – February 15, 2018
In December, a law was passed in Ohio which will go into effect next month, making it illegal to perform an abortion based solely on a diagnosis of Downs Syndrome. The ACLU and Planned Parenthood are now filing suit against the state in response, Townhall reports. The lawsuit argues that it is unconstitutional and interferes in doctor-patient relationships.
Freda Levenson, legal director for the ACLU of Ohio, said that the law is a “thinly-veiled attempt to criminalize abortion in Ohio.”
Mike Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life, called the ACLU’s lawsuit another of the organization’s “blatant and continuous attacks on the dignity and sanctity of human life.” He said:
“Today, they have come out against the Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act which would protect unborn babies from discriminatory abortions. It is a shame that an organization that claims to be the very biggest and best at defending victims of discrimination completely disregards the most vulnerable members of our society who are being discriminated against. The ACLU is hurting Ohio by constantly suing to further an extremist agenda.”
Susan Miller,Doyle Rice and Thomas Novelly – February 25, 2018
LOUISVILLE – A violent storm system with relentless rains and fierce winds that pounded the southern and central U.S. over the weekend could lead to treacherous flooding in the days ahead.
The system that stretched from Texas to the Canadian maritime provinces left a path of destruction as it cut eastward Sunday: Homes were leveled, trees uprooted, cars demolished. Five people were killed, two in suspected tornadoes. Emergency crews struggled to keep up with calls from drivers stranded by rising floodwaters in many locations.
Flooding will continue to be a threat this week as more rain falls and runoffs continue, Accuweather said. More than 200 river gauges reported levels above flood stage from the Great Lakes to eastern Texas, the Weather Channel reported.
By Sunday, the river gauge near downtown Louisville showed the Ohio River at 34.9 feet. The normal level is about 12 feet. In 1997, the water was measured at 38.8 feet; roughly 50,000 homes flooded, and the Louisville area alone saw $200 million in damage.
TruNews – February 23, 2018
During a panel discussion at the Conservative Political Action Conference titled “Save the Persecuted Christians,” National Religious Broadcasters President Dr. Jerry Johnson noted that the Middle East’s once-thriving Christian population is being systematically wiped out.
The panel’s moderator added:
“We’re going to reach less than three percent Christian population in the Middle East in less than 10 years down from 13 percent about 100 years ago. This is the cradle, the birthplace of Christianity and now we are down to four percent.”
Johnson said the only word that can describe what our brothers and sisters in Christ are facing in the Middle East is “genocide.” He said that because it’s Christians who are being persecuted, it’s “not so politically correct” to use that word, but it’s necessary to adequately explain the magnitude of what they face.
Will Maule – February 22, 2018
Extraordinary 2,700-year-old inscriptions have been discovered beneath the biblical Tomb of Jonah, which was vandalized by Islamic State when they overran the city of Nineveh back in 2014.
The incredible inscriptions reference the Assyrian king Esarhaddon, who is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, as reported by LiveScience. One inscription, translated, reads: “The palace of Esarhaddon, strong king, king of the world, king of Assyria, governor of Babylon, king of Sumer and Akkad, king of the kings of lower Egypt, upper Egypt and Kush [an ancient kingdom located south of Egypt in Nubia].”
According to ancient inscriptions found at other archaeological sites, Kush leaders once ruled Egypt. The latest inscriptions detailed that Esarhaddon defeated the Kush rulers and chose new rulers to govern the nation.
The inscriptions are not the only discovery that ISIS inadvertently led researchers to beneath the tomb. Last year, as archaeologists assessed the extensive damage caused by the militants, they found a vast 600BC palace.