AZ Sheriff: Border Patrol Baking Birthday Cakes For Illegals

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Pinal County, AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu reported that Border Patrol agents are making birthday cakes for the unaccompanied minors in their facilities at the same time that drug smugglers who have been deported multiple times keep re-entering the United States on Thursday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel.

Babeu stated “I can give you a window into this administration because just a month ago, while all this was going on, we heard, myself and countless sheriffs in Fort Worth, Texas, heard Director -- he told us a story how wonderful it was these Border Patrol agents, federal law enforcement, had a birthday cake for this 13-year-old Honduran, and he’s never had a cake, and I was unglued. I called him on that, and said, ‘how on earth have we arrived at this point where it's become the job of our Border Patrol agents, who their sole purpose should be to protect our country and secure our border, is to do what you just said to have a birthday cake for a 13-year-old Honduran?’”


Black Panthers Threaten To Beat, Drug, And Whip Black Conservative For Supporting Officer Darren Wilson

GATEWAY PUNDIT: Conservative Martin Baker attended a rally in support Officer Darren Wilson in St. Louis. As news of this rally in support of Wilson spread across social media it wasn’t long before Baker’s attendance was noticed by those super tolerant liberals.

Now a local New Black Panther adviser is threatening violence against Martin Baker.
The Bell News reported:

Mauricelm-Lei Millere is a Black Panther and New Black Panther Adviser who is assisting to organize the protests in Ferguson, Missouri. He has also recently encouraged people to commit violence on Martin Baker in a recent Facebook posting. 

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UPDATE: Obama Now Planning Major Ebola Offensive... in Africa

(WSJ) -- President Barack Obama plans to dramatically boost the U.S. effort to mitigate the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, including greater involvement of the U.S. military, people familiar with the proposal said.

Mr. Obama is expected to detail the plan during a visit Tuesday to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, these people said. Among the possible moves: sending additional portable hospitals, doctors and health-care experts, providing medical supplies and conducting training for health workers in Liberia and other countries.

Mr. Obama also is expected to ask Congress for an additional $88 million to fund his proposal.

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ALERT -- Health Officials Warn Of Seattle Airport Measles Exposure...

SEATAC, Wash. (AP) -- Public health officials are warning that people may have been exposed to measles at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

In a news release, Public Health-Seattle & King County officials say a passenger who contracted a confirmed case of the disease - likely outside the United States - was contagious when he or she was at the airport. The passenger was at the north satellite terminal, on the inter-terminal train and at baggage claim between 8:10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 6.

The traveler also went to The Bistro, a restaurant at the Courtyard Seattle Federal Way hotel that night.

Officials say most people have been vaccinated for measles or have had measles previously. But if not, and if they may have been exposed at those locations, the most likely time they would become sick is between Sept. 13 and 27.

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Colorado High School Crowns Transgender Student “Homecoming Princess”…

Via Truth Revolt:

During Sand Creek High School’s Friday night football game, 16-year-old transgender student Scarlett Lenh was crowned 2014 homecoming princess by majority vote, reports Colorado Springs’

Lenh, born Andy Lenh, began “identifying” himself as a “female transgender” just this year, and only began dressing like a girl this week. But for Friday’s homecoming, he beat out three female candidates — two of whom were said to be “extremely supportive” (with the other reportedly “really upset”).

There was mixed reaction from parents and students, but the school stands behind the decision. A district representative released a statement:

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NY Times: ‘Assault Weapons’ A Myth Democrats Created In 1990s

NY Times: ‘Assault Weapons’ A Myth Democrats Created In 1990s

Via Breitbart:

On September 13, the 20th anniversary of the signing of the federal assault weapons ban, The New York Times ran a column explaining that the very term “assault weapon” is one the “Democrats created” in the 1990s in order to ban “a politically defined category of guns.”

Moreover, the Times points out that the threat posed by the private ownership of “assault weapons” is mythological in comparison to FBI stats on the actual use of such guns in crime.

According to the NYT, America was “suffering from a spike in gun crime…in the early 1990s” so “Democrats created and banned [an entire] category of guns.” The ban lasted from 1994 to 2004 and although crime fell during that time, a “detailed study found no proof” the decline was due to the ban.

Hard numbers showed the percentage of “assault weapons” recovered by police during the ban only rose from 1 percent to 2 percent.

On top of all this, the Times points out that “assault weapons” are not the gun of choice for criminals anyway–and never have been. “In 2012, only 322 people were murdered with any kind of rifle, FBI data shows.” And as Breitbart News reported on January 15, 2013, deaths in which an “assault rifle” were involved constituted less than .012 percent of the overall deaths in America in 2011.

The New York Times did report one clear outcome of the “assault weapons” ban in 1994–Democrats got creamed at the polls in November.

ALERT -- Facts Counter Obama Admin's Denial of ISIS Threat Reported by Judicial Watch

(by Judicial Watch) -- After nearly two weeks of furiously denying that Islamic terrorists are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States, a senior Homeland Security official has confirmed it to Congress.

Judicial Watch broke the story on August 29 that terrorist groups in Juarez, a crime-infested narcotics hotbed situated across from El Paso, Texas, are planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources confirmed to JW that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did not respond to multiple inquiries from Judicial Watch—both telephonic and in writing—about this information but the agency has vigorously denied it in the media. This week, however, a top Homeland Security official essentially conceded that JW’s story is in fact credible. The official, Francis Taylor, is DHS Undersecretary for Intelligence and Analysis and this week he testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Though his prepared statement, available on the committee website, is watered down the admission came during a verbal exchange with an Arizona senator.

Taylor confirmed that militants associated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) are planning to enter the United States via the porous southern border and that their supporters are known to be plotting to infiltrate the United States, according to a Washington news outlet that covered the hearing. “There have been Twitter, social media exchanges among ISIL adherents across the globe speaking about that as a possibility,” Taylor told Arizona Senator John McCain during the hearing. The DHS undersecretary also admitted this when McCain challenged him on border security overall: “If I gave you the impression I thought the border security was what it needed to be to protect against all the risks coming across the state that’s not what I meant to say.”

Days earlier the top law enforcement official in Midland County Texas told a national television news audience that he received an alert bulletin warning that ISIS may have formed a terrorist cell in or near Juarez. Just as JW’s sources had confirmed a week earlier, Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter disclosed that the alert warned law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for such activity. The local newspaper in Midland, which is located halfway between Ft. Worth and El Paso, contacted the FBI for a statement on the alarming revelation but the agency refused to comment.

Following these two important developments from the DHS and the Texas sheriff, New York Police Department officials also affirmed this week that the threat to the U.S. is “growing exponentially” with the emergence of ISIS. NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said on national television that ISIS is a very sophisticated operation with very sophisticated recruiting capabilities that include the use of social media, videos and magazines. In fact, the NYPD chief disclosed that ISIS is more sophisticated than Al Qaeda.

Incredibly the administration continues denying that ISIS presents an imminent threat in the United States, even as information surfaces indicating otherwise. Also contradicting the government’s official stance is the increase in security at a key Army base, Ft. Bliss, near Juarez. The move has been attributed to vague “security assessments” and the constant concern for the safety of military members, families, employees and civilians. This week the General in charge of the compound actually said it was “coincidental” that security was increased following JW’s report of ISIS operating in Juarez.

However, senior military experts contacted by JW say the move indicates that the El Paso military facility is a target because changes to security measures are only made when there are clear and present threats. “It’s a significant issue when this is done,” retired Army Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin told JW. Boykin is a former commander of the Army’s elite Delta Force who served four years as Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence. “That means they’re getting a threat stream. Ft. Bliss had to have a clear and present threat.”

HUFFINGTON POST: Raise Taxes and Bring Back Draft to Fight ISIS

(by Kurt Nimmo, IW) -- H.A. Goodman, a regular at The Huffington Post, Salon and a former State Department employee, believes the only way to fight the Islamic State is to confiscate more hard-earned dollars from the American people and bring back conscription.

According to Goodman, we’re a nation of selfish sloths, television watchers who expect a volunteer army to fight our existential battles. “It’s time to get off the couch, America, and collectively sacrifice for national security, both through taxes to fund the next conflict and a draft, like previous generations in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam,” he writes.

Goodman runs to Jon Meacham, a CFR insider, who argued back in 2012 for a return to conscripted slavery, otherwise known as the draft, in order to fight the empire’s wars. Body bags, missing limbs, PTSD and all the other horrors of large scale organized mass murder are a small price to pay to protect America against enemies of its own making.

He quotes R. Russell Rumbaugh, a military analyst at the CIA, who took the pages of the nation’s premier war propaganda broadsheet, The New York Times, to argue we couch-sitters are under taxed and a “permanent tax surcharge to pay for wars” is required to “ensure that we… achieve our interests throughout the world.” Rumbaugh, of course, believes the interests of the CFR and the American people are one and the same.

It is hardly surprising this screed in favor of forever war and endless sacrifice to the state appears at the Huffington Post, supposedly a bastion of lib-left political thought. It is, instead, another crafty corporate front peddling propaganda for the state and wars that centralize its power and enrich its bankster and corporatist overlords.

HuffPo is owned by AOL, the corporate leviathan that sucked up Time Warner, and was owned by Arianna Huffington, the right-left chameleon who, according to Adam Davidson, “conned progressives with the promise of a new, different, post-ideological model — and then delivering a cold hard dish of the same old exploitation, betrayal and hypocrisy.” Libs, of course, should have seen this coming when they saw Huffington team up with Ken Lerer, the flack who covered for the poster child of a criminal financial class and the epitome of Wall Street corruption, Michael Milken.

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What Is Not Being Said Publicly: Ebola Virus’s Hyper-Evolution is Unprecedented… Could Go Airborne

(by Mac Slavo, -- The last several months have led to much confusion about the spread of the Ebola virus. Health officials and governments first denied that a serious threat existed and took no significant action to prevent its spread outside of West Africa. Then, after it had made it’s way to six different countries in the region, officials at the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control started to panic. Apathy gave way to the real fear that we were facing a virus on a whole different scale than ever before.

At its current rate, some mathematical models show that the virus could infect anywhere from 20,000 to 100,000 by the end of the year, with over 4,000 people worldwide having been infected thus far. About 2,300 people, over 50% of those who have contracted it, have died.

Although the CDC released a recent report warning travelers that the virus could leave infectious material in the air, they were careful to say that it was not capable of spreading like other airborne viruses such as the common cold or flu.

But, with the way the virus has mutated and spread thus far, to say that the world’s top medical professionals and health officials are worried would be an understatement. Ebola has contacted more humans in the last 9 months than all previous outbreaks over the last 40 years combined. The concern, according to officials, is that it has had an opportunity to mutate and it could eventually go airborne.

What is not getting said publicly, despite briefings and discussions in the inner circles of the world’s public health agencies, is that we are in totally uncharted waters and that Mother Nature is the only force in charge of the crisis at this time.

There are two possible future chapters to this story that should keep us up at night.

The first possibility is that the Ebola virus spreads from West Africa to megacities in other regions of the developing world. This outbreak is very different from the 19 that have occurred in Africa over the past 40 years. It is much easier to control Ebola infections in isolated villages. But there has been a 300 percent increase in Africa’s population over the last four decades, much of it in large city slums. What happens when an infected person yet to become ill travels by plane to Lagos, Nairobi, Kinshasa or Mogadishu — or even Karachi, Jakarta, Mexico City or Dhaka?

The second possibility is one that virologists are loath to discuss openly but are definitely considering in private: that an Ebola virus could mutate to become transmissible through the air. You can now get Ebola only through direct contact with bodily fluids. But viruses like Ebola are notoriously sloppy in replicating, meaning the virus entering one person may be genetically different from the virus entering the next.

The current Ebola virus’s hyper-evolution is unprecedented; there has been more human-to-human transmission in the past four months than most likely occurred in the last 500 to 1,000 years. Each new infection represents trillions of throws of the genetic dice.

If certain mutations occurred, it would mean that just breathing would put one at risk of contracting Ebola.

Source: New York Times

In the event of the Ebola virus going airborne, research models show that it would quickly spread to all corners of the globe, infecting and killing millions.

U.S. hospitals are already preparing intake areas in case the virus hits home and a Congressional report released earlier this year says that Ebola detection kits and mobile response facilities have been deployed to National Guard units in all fifty states.

Thus, while the public remains oblivious to the seriousness of the threat, the government is rapidly ramping up preparations.

However, it may all be for naught should the current Ebola strains become transmissible by air. In such an event millions will contract the virus and the medical systems in the United States will be overwhelmed. Moreover, any experimental vaccines may be slow in coming due to massive global demand and limited supplies.

This leaves prevention on an individual scale the only viable strategy. Tess Pennington, author of The Prepper’s Blueprint, recommends that every family prepare a sick room and stock up on some essential pandemic preparedness supplies (not just for Ebola but any potential contagion outbreak in the future).

The very basic considerations in such a scenario should include methods of quarantining those suspected of having contracted an illness and protective equipment for those providing treatment. This might include WHO recommended N-100 respirator masksTyvek body suitsprotective eyeweargloves and shoe coverings.

Moreover, should such an event grip the world, millions of people would be in panic mode. Normal systems of commerce would likely break down, leaving many without food, clean water, and power. Thus, preparing for a scenario where the world as we know it literally comes to a screeching halt is also important to consider.

To be clear, Ebola has not yet achieved an airborne mutation in humans that we are aware of (though research has shown that it has been carried by breathing between animals). But, just because it has happened yet, doesn’t mean it can’t, especially considering the number of official cases reported so far.

In 1918 the Spanish flu killed as many as 50 million people, roughly 5% of the world’s population. Can you imagine the implications of an airborne Ebola virus with a mortality rate of 50% to 90%?

Muslim Father Shoots And Kills Seven Year Old Daughter After Custody Battle With Ex-Wife Who Rejected Islam

Via Daily Mail:

This is the first picture of a father who shot and fatally wounded his seven-year-old daughter amid a bitter custody battle with estranged wife.
Yasser Alromisse, 46, who was born in Egypt, wanted custody of his daughter Mary Ann Shipstone after becoming estranged with his wife Lyndsey.
After shooting his daughter, Alromisse took his own life inside a silver Toyota on the driveway of his ex-wife’s home in Northiam, near Rye, East Sussex on Thursday.

Yesterday afternoon, the little girl died in hospital after being gunned down by her ‘jealous’ estranged father.
She was shot in the head by Alromisse after his English convert wife rejected Islam and him.
The youngster had returned from school and was excited about celebrating her eighth birthday next week.

Her mother, Lyndsey Shipstone, 42, screamed: ‘He’s got a gun’ before her estranged Muslim husband shot Mary Ann and then killed himself.
She raced outside, gathered her daughter in her arms and laid her on a sofa inside.
Neighbour Helen Barber, 38, said: ‘I ran out up to the house and went in. Mary Ann was on the sofa. There was blood everywhere.

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Texas Tactical Firearms Owner Defends Controversial President Obama Sign


It’s not the first time Tactical Firearms has displayed a controversial message on its outdoor marquee, but its latest sign seems to be turning more heads than usual.

It says “Does one of Obamas family members have to be beheaded for “change” to happen?”

CEO Jeremy Alcede says it’s a fair question, in the wake of two American journalists being beheaded by ISIS militants.

“I look and see what’s going on throughout the week, realize what’s an issue, what needs to be fixed, and if I think it’s important then that’s what I’ll voice my opinion,” says Alcede.

And for families driving by, who find the message offensive, Alcede says they use the opportunity to educate their children.

“You should show them the news and say this is reality kids. Beheadings happen, but they shouldn’t.”

Past signs have included shots at the President over immigration reform and gun control.

Not everyone thinks the message is effective.

“I think as far as freedom of speech is concerned it’s protected, but it’s in pretty poor taste,” says Katy resident Marco Romero.

But Stacey Hayes says she agrees with the sign.

“He’s saying things the rest of us might be afraid to say.”

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Army Could Admit Female Soldiers To Ranger School Next Spring

(ZIP) -- The social experiment continues, part of the no boots on the ground strategy.

Via Stars and Stripes

After 32 rejections, Lt. Della Smith-Del Rosario might finally get permission to attend the Army’s grueling Ranger School.

She’s been trying to get into the school – one of the military’s most intense proving grounds – for years, but she’s been blocked by a policy barring women from attending the two-month Ranger training course at Georgia’s Fort Benning.

Friday, the Army announced that it’s seeking female candidates for the spring 2015 Ranger School course. By January, the Army will announce whether it will admit female soldiers to the program.[...]

Most often, critics voice concerns that female troops will not be able to meet the physical demands of prolonged combat with Special Forces teams. The most physically demanding military training course open to women is the Marine Infantry Officer Candidate School. As of March, 14 women had attempted the course since the fall of 2012, but none had passed, according to The Washington Post.

“In my opinion, it is a waste of time and my money to send women to Ranger School,” said LeRoy Graw, a retired lieutenant colonel who served during the Gulf War. Graw of Lakewood completed Ranger School in 1964 after graduating from the U.S. Military Academy. He does not believe the Army should commission women as infantry officers, and so he thinks Ranger School would be a waste of the Army’s resources.

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Iran Commander: White House Is ISIS Headquarters

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(PressTV-- An Iranian military official says the United States has created the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group in line with its plots to sow discord in the Middle East.

Commander of Iran’s Basij volunteer force Mohammad Reza Naqdi said on Saturday, “The White House is the headquarters of the ISIL.”

Washington itself created the “cancerous tumor and devious current” of ISIL in the region, the Iranian official said.

“The first objective of the United States in creating this criminal current is to portray a distorted image of Islam and this has been achieved through the perpetration of inhumane and savage crimes and their publication by the world media,” he said.

“The second objective is to create rift, animosity and war between the Shia and Sunni,” the Iranian commander pointed out.

Naqdi called on all Muslims to maintain their unity and avoid issues that fuel religious conflicts.

On Friday, US President Barack Obama said that the United States is assembling an international coalition with the goal to “snuff out” the ISIL terrorist group, adding that such extremist groups have “no place in the 21st century.”

Ministers from the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, Australia, Turkey, Italy, Poland and Denmark met in Wales on September 4-5 to hammer out a strategy for battling ISIL. This is while the rise of the ISIL Takfiri terrorists has been directly attributed to the Western interventionist policies in the region, particularly in Syria and Iraq.

The ISIL terrorists control large parts of Syria’s east and north. ISIL also sent its Takfiri militants into Iraq in June, seizing large swathes of land straddling the border between Syria and Iraq.

Obama’s ship is sinking

Obama Briton Slain

(by Michael Goodwin, New York Post) -- The rising clamor over the beheading of two Americans, and rapidly sinking polls, forced President Obama to reassure the nation last week he had a plan to deal with the Islamic State. He did some of what he had to do, but only some, and so most military analysts believe the expanded airstrikes will not be a sufficient match for the size and weaponry of the terrorist army.

They miss the point. The disjointed speech wasn’t really about terrorism and launching a new war. It was about saving Obama’s presidency.

He is sinking fast and could soon pass the point of no return. In fact, it may already be too late to save the SS Obama.

The whole second term has been a string of disasters, with the toxic brew of his Obamacare lies, middling economic growth and violent global breakdown casting doubt on the president’s stewardship. Six years into his tenure, nothing is going as promised.

Earlier on, he could have trotted out his teleprompters and turned public opinion his way, or at least stopped the damage. But the magic of his rhetoric is long gone, and not just because the public has tuned him out.

They’ve tuned him out because they’ve made up their minds about him. They no longer trust him and don’t think he’s a good leader.

Most ominously, they feel less safe now than they did when he took office. Americans know the war on terror isn’t over, no matter what their president claims.

Those findings turned up in a tsunami of recent polls that amount to a public vote of no confidence. They shook up the White House so much that the plan to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants was put on hold to try to protect Democratic candidates from voter wrath in November.

That was a necessary tactical retreat, but it doesn’t change the ­basic calculation. The president’s problem is that he has been wrong about virtually every major issue.

His worldview, his politics, his prejudices, his habits — they’ve been a mismatch for the country and its needs. He has been a dud even in the one area where he seemed a lock to make things better, racial relations. Only 10 percent believe race relations have improved under him, while 35 percent said they are worse, according to a New York Times survey. The remainder said there wasn’t much change either way.

That’s shocking — but not surprising. Barack Obama was not ready to be president, and still isn’t. It is a fantasy to believe he’ll master the art in his final two years.

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NBC’s Advice For Home Invasion Defense: Don’t Use A Gun, Use Wasp Spray, Treat Invaders “Like Royalty”…

(ZIP) -- That could be the worst advice ever.

Via The Blaze:

According to FBI crime statistics quoted by NBC’s TODAY Show, home invasions in America are happening at the alarming rate of 135 per day.

… The option of using a gun to protect yourself in a home invasion is never mentioned during the TODAY Show story.

The second intruder defense item the TODAY Show suggests you keep close to your bed — wasp spray.

Zeins claimed that wasp spray is as effective as pepper spray.

A Seattle family would argue that Zeins’s advice was wrong. In December of 2013, Ken Boonstra tried using wasp spray to fend off a man who had broken into their home and was attacking his wife. The spray did not stop the attack; only a well-placed and very sharp steak knife was effective in ending the conflict.

Should a beeping car alarm or wasp spray fail to prevent a home invasion, the NBC report suggests being polite and directing the bad guys to your cash and valuables. The former detective told Rosser, “You want to treat them like royalty.” He added, “On top of that, you don’t want to lie to them.”

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Allies want no part in Obama's wishy-washy ISIS plans

(DEBKA file) -- “We’re going to build the kind of coalition that allows us to lead, but also isn’t entirely dependent on what we do,” said US President Barack Obama at a fundraiser at the home of former AIPAC head Howard Friedman in Baltimore Friday, Sept. 12. One wag translated this as meaning that the Middle East could go its own way so long as it retained a “US flavor.”

That was one way of defining the turbulent cross-currents set off in the Middle East by the US president’s launch last Wednesday of his strategy for defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant with a broad coalition.

That was also exactly the kind of ambiguous comment, which the governments America is wooing to join the coalition, find so off-putting. The response of 10 Arab and Muslim leaders to Secretary of State John Kerry’s recruitment bid in Jeddah last Thursday, Sept.11, was therefore just as equivocal.

The “participating states agreed to do their share in the comprehensive fight against ISIL, including… as appropriate joining in the many aspects of a coordinated military campaign against ISIL,” they said.

Obama spoke of a “silver lining” in describing how Arab neighbors were focused for the first time on the “need to completely distance from and effectively snuff out this particular brand of Islamic extremism.” But the lining is not all that bright.

Iraq has no army left to speak of after ISIS's rampage, and its small air force can hardly make a difference in the battle against the Islamists’ territorial sweep.

Turkey has opted out – and not just out of military operations against jihadists. Ankara has closed its territory and air bases to the transit of US and coalition forces for striking the Islamists in northern Iraq.

Jordan has renounced any part in the military operations against the Islamic State - and so has Egypt, as Kerry learned before he landed in Cairo Saturday, Sept. 13.

Germany, while sending arms to the Kurdish army fighting in the front line against the Islamists, refuses to take part in combat action in Iraq or Syria.

Britain, which sent a shipment of heavy machine guns and half a ton of ammunition to Irbil for the Kurdish Peshmerga, refuses to join the US in air strikes over IS targets in Syria.

French President Francois Hollande, who flew to Baghdad Friday with four arms shipments and 60 metric tons of humanitarian equipment, will host the founding of the coalition in Paris next Monday, Sept. 15 – in competition to the American initiative. He has crossed Washington by inviting Iran.

Kerry said publicly that it would be “inappropriate” for Iranian officials to be invited to the Paris conference, since Iran is “a state sponsor of terror” and “backs Syria’s brutal regime.”

Friday, Obama appointed Gen. John R. Allen, former commander in Afghanistan and western Iraq, to lead the coalition forces in the war on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levan.

It is hard to see what combat forces he will lead, in view of the mixed international responses so far to Washington’s appeals for a global coalition to combat terror.

In the years 2006-2008, Gen. Allen commanded the US II Marine Expeditionary Force, which successfully fought Al Qaeda under Musab Zarqawi’s leadership in western Iraq’s Anbar province. He led what was then dubbed the “Awakening” project, which rallied the region’s Sunni tribes to the fight.

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President Obama appears to be hinging his campaign against the new Islamist scourge on Gen. Allen repeating that success.

Video! Graphic Content! ISIS New David Haines Video

Islamic State claims beheading of British hostage...
Cameron: 'Act of pure evil'...
Jihadi John Strikes Again...

(CNN) -- British aid worker David Haines appears to have been executed by ISIS militants, according to a video posted Saturday to a website associated with the group, making him the third Western captive to be killed by the Islamist extremist group in recent weeks.

The ISIS video post showing Haines' apparent beheading called his execution "a message to the allies of America."

It is produced very similarly to the videos that showed the executions of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, the last of which included Haines and the threat that he'd be killed next.

The new video pictures a masked ISIS militant placing his hand on another captive, whom he identified as Alan Henning, a British citizen.

When contacted by CNN, the British Foreign Office said that it was analyzing the video.

Alan Henning with an ISIS member in a frame taken from a video released by ISIS.

News of the apparent gruesome killing came the same day that Haines' family released a brief message to his captors through the British Foreign Office.

In it, the family says, "We have sent messages to you to which we have not received a reply. We are asking those holding David to make contact with us."

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The graphic unedited video can be found here