Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Wreaths Across America has placed commemorative wreaths on the headstones of hundreds of thousands of veterans since 1992. With 230,000 fallen soldiers, Arlington National Cemetery is the largest of their projects. However, because of a lack of funds, 30,000 graves at Arlington will have to remain without a garland.
The project is not government-sponsored, leaving the organization responsible for raising $3.45 million to fund the $15 wreaths on each Arlington tombstone. As of Wednesday night, Wreaths Across America was $450,000 short of reaching its goal with five days until the Tuesday, Dec. 1 deadline.
Now, the group is hoping more donors will pitch in so every serviceman and woman buried at Arlington can be remembered.

A featured video on the Wreaths Across America website explains why the group dedicates time every year to bring wreaths to these deceased veterans. “A lot of these stones don’t have people anymore to come by and pay respect,” one participant explains. Brad Winchester, a Patriot Guard Rider, said “These men and women give everything for their country and this is an opportunity just to give a little bit back.”

Others involved with the organization emphasize how the program offers a way to “honor the fallen” and “teach children the value of freedom.”

Thousands of volunteers are expected to help Wreaths Across America place the garlands on tombstones at Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday, Dec. 12.

It is a small way to thank them for their service, but at the very least, Every Fallen Hero Deserves a Wreath.

With ISIS’s de-facto capital of Raqqa the target of international strikes, the terrorist organization is making backup plans in the Libyan city of Sirte should its Syrian hub fall.
While ISIS (also known as the Islamic State) has other affiliates throughout Africa and the Middle East that have pledged their allegiance to its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the group's branch in Sirte is the only one that ISIS central leadership directly controls. 
The Wall Street Journal reports that ISIS leaders in Libya have reportedly adopted a slogan that reflects Sirte's heightened profile within the jihadist organization: "Sirte will be no less than Raqqa." […]
ISIS's influence in Sirte has been growing over the past year, as it has evolved into what The Times describes as an "actively managed colony" of the central group.
The growth has been swift — the Libya affiliate has gone from 200 fighters to about 5,000 since ISIS announced its branch there, The Journal reports. (The Times reports that Western put that estimate at 2,000 fighters.)
The lack of a functioning government in Libya and its oil rich resources make it fertile ground for the terrorist group.

"We don’t have a real state. We have a fragmented government. Every day we delay on a political deal, it is a golden opportunity for Islamic State to grow,"Fathi Ali Bashaagha, a politician from Misrata, Libya, told The Wall Street Journal.

Russia says Turkey shot down its plane to protect its oil trade with the Islamic State
By Robert Spencer / Jihad Watch


Russia says Turkey shot down its plane to protect its oil trade with the Islamic State Eminently plausible. Turkey repeatedly refused John Kerry’s entreaties to block the Islamic State’s black market oil trade. “Russia says Turkey ‘shot down plane for IS oil,'” BBC, November 30, 2015: Russia has accused Turkey of shooting down its warplane near the border with Syria in order to protect its oil trade with the Islamic State […]

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Obama: Talking About Climate Change ‘Act of Defiance’ Against Islamic State

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

It’s official: Obama is evil and mentally defective.

No matter how high the pile of  bodies in the cause of Allah, Obama sees no Islam, hears no Islam, speaks no Islam.

Obama’s cold-blooded comedy in Paris is a step too far.

Climate change is an industry started when I was just a kid. Then it was called ecology. The modern equal to the emperor’s new clothes. It has made the left rich and enabled the government to control more and more of our lives. But to use this fairy tale to duck real life and death issues is malevolent. Fact is, the climate changes. It has for millions of years, with or without man. The idea that it is man’s fault is the height of hubris.

ISIS doesn’t give a fig about the weather. They...