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Don't mess with nuclear Russia, Putin says

President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia's armed forces, backed by its nuclear arsenal, were ready to meet any aggression, declaring at a pro-Kremlin youth camp that foreign states should understand: "It's best not to mess with us."

Putin told the assembly, on the banks of a lake near Moscow, the Russian takeover of Crimea in March was essential to save a largely Russian-speaking population from Ukrainian government violence. He said continued fighting in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists launched an uprising in April, was the result of a refusal by Kiev to negotiate.

Obama:
Media makes you think ‘world is falling apart’


Obama leaving White House podium on Thursday, after his "we don't have a strategy " comment

President Obama on Friday said social media and the nightly news are partly to blame for the sense that “the world is falling apart.”

"I can see why a lot of folks are troubled," Obama told a group of donors gathered at a Democratic National Committee barbecue in Purchase, N.Y.

But the president said that current foreign policy crises across the world are not comparable to the challenges the U.S. faced during the Cold War.

Acknowledging "the barbarity" of Islamist militants and Russia "reasserting the notion that might means right," Obama, though, dismissed the notion that he was facing unprecedented challenges.

“The world’s always been messy ... we’re just noticing now in part because of social media,” he said, according to a White House pool report.

“If you watch the nightly news, it feels like the world is falling apart,” said Obama.

Britain put on alert of 'highly likely' attack by terrorist groups


A man fires a RPG in this still image taken from an undated
recruitment video for the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant

Britain raised its terrorism alert yesterday to the second-highest level with Prime Minister David Cameron saying the Islamic State (Isis) group operating in Syria and Iraq posed the country's greatest-ever security risk.

The UK government said there was no evidence an attack was imminent but the assessment of the latest intelligence by security chiefs justified elevating the international threat level to "severe", meaning a strike was "highly likely".

"What we're facing in Iraq now is a greater and deeper threat to our security than we have known before," said Mr Cameron, adding he was "absolutely satisfied that Isis ...would make specific threats to the UK".

Judicial Watch:
Feds’ Bulletin Describes Threat of Imminent
Terrorist Attack on Southern Border

For those of us who’ve been raising alarms about both the jihadist threat and the national-security vulnerability created by the Obama administration’s non-enforcement of the immigration laws, this is not a surprise — particularly less than two weeks before September 11. But it is nonetheless jarring to read. Judicial Watch has just put out this statement:

Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch 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.

Specifically, Judicial Watch sources reveal that the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is confirmed to now be operating in Juarez, a famously crime-infested narcotics hotbed situated across from El Paso, Texas. Violent crimes are so rampant in Juarez that the U.S. State Department has issued a number of travel warnings for anyone planning to go there. The last one was issued just a few days ago.

Gaza operation could present opening for
diplomatic breakthrough, Netanyahu says


Netanyahu shakes hands with IDF chief of staff
Benny Gantz. (photo: Haim Zach, GPO)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Channel 10 on Friday that Operation Protective Edge “might have” presented an opportunity for a diplomatic breakthrough in the region, although it was incumbent on the Palestinian Authority to "give Hamas a divorce."

“Today there might be a new set of circumstances that enable us to act in a way that on the one hand we could advance our security interests and also launch a responsible diplomatic process on the basis of this new reality,” Netanyahu said.

Netanyahu told Channel 10 that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas would “have to choose between peace with Israel and peace with Hamas,” meaning that he would need to dismantle the unity government in Ramallah that has Hamas’ official backing.

IDF on high alert in Golan Heights


(photo: Reuters)

As a result of the fighting on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, the level of alert was raised on the Israeli side, an army spokesperson said Thursday, without confirming that it had been increased to the highest level.

The announcement follows several incidents in the area, including the capture and execution of 160 Syrian soldiers by the Islamic State, gruesome pictures of which appeared online Thursday, and the abduction, also Thursday, of 43 Fijian UN peacekeepers by al-Qaeda-affiliate al-Nusra Front at the Quneitra crossing with Israel, where fighting has raged this week between Syrian rebels and government forces.

Another 81 peacekeepers, from the Philippines, were trapped in the area by heavy clashes between rebels and Syrian troops, according to the UN.

‘We will never disarm,’ vows Hamas chief


(photo: AFP)

Exiled Hamas political chief Khaled Mashaal threatened to continue fighting Israel if the Palestinians' demands were not met and said Gaza will never disarm its “sacred” weapons.

“The rockets and tunnels exist, if the negotiations fail and there will be a need, we will return to resistance until we reach our goals,” he said Thursday at a press conference in Qatar.

Report:
Netanyahu and Abbas met secretly
in Jordan prior to Gaza cease-fire

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'Koenig's Eye View from the White House'
August 29, 2014

This Wednesday's edition:

Weekly audio offering: Q&A with Bill Salus and Bill Koenig: Session 1, Part 3

Our day in the Negev: A funeral and three rocket misses

Eye to Eye: The $6 billion Loma Prieta earthquake occurred on Oct. 17, 1989 as Israel was being pressured by Bush and Baker

Eye to Eye: Northern California's August 24, 2014 earthquake was area's strongest in 25 years and occurred as Israel was being pressured by Obama and Kerry

Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Similarities between Hamas and ISIS

Fear and loathing in Gaza

Challenges for the Saudi Royal Family: Legitimacy

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Friday's edition:

Obama's Middle East disasters country by country

Thoughts on the Israeli-Hamas cease-fire

President Erdogan of Turkey attempting to position himself as a major Middle East leader at the expense of Israel

Analysis: Benjamin Netanyahu's extensive discussion on the war with Hamas

Warnings of a coming apocalypse

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