Most people can at least identify the wealthiest neighborhoods in their town, but what about the richest person living in their state? You just might have to take a look at a new map made by the real estate trends blog Movoto to figure that out.
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Once again, John and Diane Foley appeared on national television on Wednesday, physically connected to one another, to speak in clear and deliberate voices about their son, conflict journalist James Foley — only this time, it wasn’t to plead for his release from captors but to hail him as a hero who wanted to help people, and to thank the public for the outpouring of support that has flooded in since officials confirmed a videotaped beheading of their son was authentic.
Standing in front of the family home in Rochester, N.H., on Wednesday afternoon, John Foley told reporters in the kind of voice of strength he and his wife have displayed over the years, “We’ve been through this before. Let ‘er rip.”
In years past, the Foleys have taken to television to draw attention to the cause of their son, who was abducted in November 2012 in Syria and also held captive for 44 days in 2011 after being captured in Libya.
Written 2,500 years ago, the book of Daniel includes an extraordinarily fitting description of end-time Europe.
More than a few people have been disappointed by Europe’s feeble response to Russia’s belligerent actions in Ukraine. One such person is Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, Germany’s former defense minister and once the most popular politician in Germany.
In March, as Russia conquered Crimea and events in Ukraine spiraled from bad to worse, Guttenberg published at least three articles criticizing Europe’s response to Russia’s aggression and outlining his strategy for confronting Vladimir Putin. In a March 12 article in American Interest, Guttenberg wrote, “Whereas Russia has acted aggressively and pointedly, Europe now struggles to get its footing. This is tragic, as Europe has a historic responsibility to get this crisis right” (emphasis added throughout).
“The European Union lacks established mechanisms to deal with situations like the near outbreak of a war on its borders.” — Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, Former German Defense Minister
Iran Hostage Crisis student demonstration, Washington, D.C. Title devised by Library staff. Contact sheet folder caption: Iran students demonstrate. MST. U.S. News & World Report Magazine Photograph Collection. Contact sheet available for reference purposes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The U.S. deployed special forces to Syria earlier this year in an effort to rescue slain photojournalist James Foley and other Islamic State hostages, but couldn’t locate them, U.S. officials said Wednesday.
“The president authorized action at this time because it was the national security team’s assessment that these hostages were in danger with each passing day in ISIL custody,” assistant to the president for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco said in a statement.
“The U.S. Government had what we believed was sufficient intelligence, and when the opportunity presented itself, the president authorized the Department of Defense to move aggressively to recover our citizens,” she continued. “Unfortunately, that mission was ultimately not successful because the hostages were not present.”
Statement on the Iran Rescue Mission (April 25, 1980)
Late yesterday, I cancelled a carefully planned operation which was underway in Iran to position our rescue team for later withdrawal of American hostages, who have been held captive there since November 4. Equipment failure in the rescue helicopters made it necessary to end the mission.
As our team was withdrawing, after my order to do so, two of our American aircraft collided on the ground following a refueling operation in a remote desert location in Iran. Other information about this rescue mission will be made available to the American people when it is appropriate to do so.
(FOX NEWS) The Obama administration said Tuesday that it was working to confirm the authenticity of a newly-released video that purportedly shows the killing of American freelance journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants.
White House National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said the administration has seen the video. She said that if it’s deemed genuine by the intelligence community, the U.S. would be “appalled by the brutal murder of an innocent American journalist.”
Fox News has learned that the video, which is being taken seriously by U.S. officials, is being analyzed by a special group within the US intelligence community that specializes in media exploitation. The group, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, is believed to have other Americans in their custody.
We are witnessesing the rise of The King of the South - of Daniel 11
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group that has seized large parts of Iraq and drawn the first American air strikes since the end of the occupation in 2011 has warned the United States it will attack Americans "in any place" if the raids hit its militants.
The video, which shows a photograph of an American who was beheaded during the U.S. occupation of Iraq and victims of snipers, featured a statement which said in English "we will drown all of you in blood".
U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq have helped Kurdish fighters take back some territory captured by Islamic State militants, who have threatened to march on Baghdad. More>>>>>>>>>>>