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The NEW Lawrence of Arabia:
Captain who lived among the Afghans
and led his warriors to victory over the
Taliban wins medal second only to the VC

Daily Mail [UK], by Mark Nicol

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 10/7/2013 12:21:26 AM

A Royal Marines officer who spent a year training and fighting alongside Afghan tribesmen has been honoured for inspiring a local resistance to the Taliban--drawing comparisons with Lawrence of Arabia. Captain Owen Davis, 25, who immersed himself in the culture and lifestyle of villagers in southern Afghanistan, has won the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC), Britain’s second-highest battlefield honour. Since the UK-led campaign in Helmand Province began seven years ago, hundreds of British officers have attempted to mentor Afghan personnel, with varying success.[Snip] Captain Davis has been credited with turning the hope for a functioning ALP force into a reality in

      


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The NEW Lawrence of Arabia:
Captain who lived among the Afghans
and led his warriors to victory over the
Taliban wins medal second only to the VC
Daily Mail [UK], by Mark Nicol    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/7/2013 12:21:26 AM     Post Reply
A Royal Marines officer who spent a year training and fighting alongside Afghan tribesmen has been honoured for inspiring a local resistance to the Taliban--drawing comparisons with Lawrence of Arabia. Captain Owen Davis, 25, who immersed himself in the culture and lifestyle of villagers in southern Afghanistan, has won the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC), Britain’s second-highest battlefield honour. Since the UK-led campaign in Helmand Province began seven years ago, hundreds of British officers have attempted to mentor Afghan personnel, with varying success.[Snip] Captain Davis has been credited with turning the hope for a functioning ALP force into a reality in

   

 

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Son of ´Most Wanted´ al-Qaeda terrorist
recounts the moment masked Delta Force
commandos captured him during lightning
raid in Libya - after SEAL Team Six was
driven back from al-Shabab raid in Somalia
Daily Mail [UK], by Ryan Gorman*    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/7/2013 12:13:09 AM     Post Reply
The family of an al-Qaeda terrorist who was captured by American Delta Force commandos has described the moment that he was snatched off the streets of Tripoli, Libya. Abu Anas al-Libi was seized by a convoy of men armed with handguns outside his home. They smashed the window of his car and pulled him into a black Mercedes, which sped away, Abdullah al-Raghie told Agance France-Presse. He was quickly flown out of Libya and is likely to be extradited to New York to stand trial for helping to plan the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombing in Nairobi, Kenya.

Sanford holds town hall meeting
on government shutdown,
Affordable Care Act
Post & Courier [Charleston, SC], by Christina Elmore    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/6/2013 11:59:57 PM     Post Reply
A crowd of about 150 people vented their frustrations with Congress and the ongoing government shutdown in a town hall-styled meeting held by U.S. Rep. Mark on Sanford Saturday night. [Snip] Early on in the meeting, Sanford encouraged attendees to remain tolerant of one another’s opinions, saying the group should take care to “kick around ideas, not each other.” He welcomed the participation of a number of audience members who raised poster board and torn pieces of cardboard etched with statements like “Liberation in Our Lifetime” and “The ACA Will Help USA!!” The meeting took place hours after

US commando raids:
Libya calls for explanation
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/6/2013 12:31:32 PM     Post Reply
Libya´s prime minister has called on Washington to explain a special forces raid on its territory, one of two by US commandos in Africa on Saturday. Ali Zeidan´s office said he had asked for clarification and stressed Libya was "keen on prosecuting any Libyan citizen inside Libya". The raid captured al-Qaeda leader, Anas al-Liby, whom the US says is "currently lawfully detained outside of Libya". The other raid was in southern Somalia but failed to capture its target. The commando raid there was believed to have focused on a leader of the al-Shebab militant group, which says it carried out

The climate alarmists have lost
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Telegraph [UK], by James Delingpole    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/6/2013 12:24:55 PM     Post Reply
The story so far: with the release of its Fifth Assessment Report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has proved beyond reasonable doubt that it cannot be taken seriously. Here are a few reasons why: IPCC lead author Dr Richard Lindzen has accused it of having "sunk to a level of hilarious incoherence." Nigel Lawson has called it "not science but mumbo jumbo". The Global Warming Policy Foundation´s Dr David Whitehouse has described the IPCC´s panel as "evasive and inaccurate" in the way it tried dodge the key issue of the 15-year (at least) pause in global warming; Donna Laframboise

Britons using Syria as terrorist training
ground - and then returning home,
says Theresa May
Telegraph [UK], by Christopher Hope    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/6/2013 12:12:04 PM     Post Reply
The Home secretary also disclosed that security has been tightened at shopping centres amid fears of terrorist attack in the UK. The comments come after the charities’ watchdog said it was concerned that donors’ money to help refugees was being diverted to support terrorism. Mrs May raised the prospect of the Syrian civil war being use as a nursery for a new generation of terrorists on BBC1’s Andrew Marr programme. She said: “What we have seen for some time now, is that a number of British people travelling out to Somalia, we’re now seeing people travel out to Syria.

   

 

  


 
Syria chemical arms removal begins
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/6/2013 7:57:38 AM     Post Reply
Disarmament experts from the international chemical weapons watchdog have begun destroying Syria´s arsenal, a monitoring official has said. The operation is being carried out by a team from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The mission was established under a UN resolution passed after agreement between Russia and the US. The resolution followed international outrage at a chemical weapons attack near Damascus in August. In an interim report, UN chemical weapons inspectors confirmed that the nerve agent sarin had been used in the attack in Ghouta on the outskirts of the city on August 21. It was estimated to have killed

Argentina´s president ordered to stop
work due to ´blood on the brain´
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/6/2013 3:39:21 AM     Post Reply
Doctors ordered a month´s rest for Argentina´s president on Saturday after they found blood on her brain due to a head injury. President Cristina Fernandez´s spokesman said she had suffered a previously undisclosed ´skull trauma´ on August 12. No details about this injury were officially released Saturday night. Spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro read a statement signed by the president´s doctors saying they did a CAT scan of her brain after the August head injury and found nothing wrong, and that afterward she suffered no symptoms. But he said problems surfaced Saturday after Fernandez, 60, went to a hospital for checks on

Daring dual terror raids are carried
out by U.S. special forces capturing
senior al-Qaeda terrorist in Libya and
targeting Al-Shabab leader´s Somalia
home in reaction to mall massacre
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff, Ryan Gorman    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/5/2013 9:18:54 PM     Post Reply
A Navy SEAL team carried out a daring pre-dawn raid in Somalia targeting an al-Shabaab leader on the same day as a separate raid which resulted in the capture of a senior al-Qaeda operative in Libya. The Pentagon has confirmed SEALS stormed the Somali coastal town of Baraawe, but it is not yet clear whether the commandos killed the ´high-profile´ target they were aiming for in retaliation to the Kenyan mall massacre two weeks ago today. In a separate special forces operation Saturday, commandos captured al-Qaeda terrorist Anas al-Libi off the streets of Tripoli, Libya. Anas al-Libi was wanted for a series

´Western special forces´ raid
al-Shabaab stronghold in Somalia
Telegraph [UK], by Associated Press & Telegraph Staffs    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/5/2013 8:37:02 AM     Post Reply
The strike was carried out in the town of Barawe in the hours before morning prayers against what one official said were "high-profile" targets. [Snip] The foreign troops attacked a two-story house close to the beach in Barawe, battling their way inside, said Mohamed, who said he had visited the scene of the attack. Foreign fighters resided in the house, Mohamed said. Al-Shabab has a formal alliance with al-Qaida, and hundreds of foreign fighters from the U.S., Britain and Middle Eastern countries are known to fight alongside Somali members of al-Shabab. A Somalia intelligence official said the targets of the

Outrage over ´vile´ Rihanna video for
Pour It Up that even her own fans hate
Daily Mail [UK], by Laura Cox    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/5/2013 1:51:52 AM     Post Reply
Rihanna faced an extra- ordinary backlash last night after even her fans branded her latest video ‘obscene’, ‘vile’ and ‘pornographic’. Hundreds took to social networking sites to tell the singer that she should be ashamed of herself over the X-rated images in Pour It Up. They questioned whether she was fit to be a role model to her millions of young and impressionable fans. Campaigners also called for YouTube to ban the video, which has already been viewed more than nine million times since its release on Wednesday. Last night, Dr Helen Wright, a former president of the Girls’ School

   

 

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16,500 find jobs after clamp on benefits
Daily Express [UK], by Giles Sheldrick    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/5/2013 1:05:03 AM     Post Reply
The people living in potentially benefit-capped households were helped to find the posts by Jobcentre Plus over 18 months. In the same period, around 35,600 accepted an offer of support as they tried to find work. Capping benefits at £26,000-per-household will save Britain £110million this year alone, the Department for Work and Pensions revealed last night. [Snip] The cap, now in place across the country, limits benefits to £500-a-week for couples and lone parents and £350-a-week for single adults. This is the equivalent to average working household earnings. Next year and each year thereafter the initiative will save the country



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