I am reminded of the battle at Helm’s Deep from The Lord of the Rings. There are only two other cinematic scenes that come close: the gun battle in downtown Los Angeles in Heat and the taking of the beaches in Saving Private Ryan. Helm’s Deep is probably one of the greatest war scenes in all of movie-making history.
Backs against the wall, Théoden’s forces were faced with an existential threat of wave after wave of never-ending combatants who laid siege to the wall.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — The Afghan Taliban last week stalled peace talks with the U.S.after the American delegation demanded the militant group announce a ceasefire and release a U.S. academic it is holding, four senior Taliban officials told NBC News.
A Taliban commander in Afghanistan’s Helmand province said U.S. negotiators had “asked us to first release the American professor whom we kidnapped after an attack on American University in Kabul.”
Like other militants NBC News interviewed, he spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to comment on negotiations.
The Washington Examiner reported Thursday that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), whose open hatred of Jews should have rendered her unelectable to Congress, has instead been rewarded with a plum appointment to the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
This shows the extent to which open anti-Semitism has become mainstream and normalized on the Left today. In fact, it is likely that Omar’s paranoid hatred of Israel, rooted in Islamic anti-Semitism, made her a good candidate for this position in the eyes of Democrat leaders, who have been following a consistent anti-Israel line for years.
“Israel has hypnotized the world,” Omar wrote in a now-infamous weet. “May Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel. #Gaza #Palestine #Israel.”
The murder of 32-year-old Kate Steinle sparked a fierce debate over illegal immigration in America. Steinle was shot and killed while walking on San Francisco’s Pier 14. The shooter, Jose Ines Garcia-Zarate, had been deported five times and was wanted for a sixth deportation proceeding at the time of the shooting. He was charged with murder and illegal gun possession. Eventually, Garcia-Zarate was acquitted on the murder charge but was found guilty of illegal gun possession. He is now appealing the conviction.
In an appeal to the American public, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen penned a New York Times opinion piece on Friday making a case for the continuation of NATO.
The western security alliance, which turns 70 this year, has been repeatedly criticized by US President Donald Trump, who has reportedly expressed doubts about remaining in the alliance.
In her opinion piece entitled “The World Still Needs NATO,” von der Leyen said that NATO is an “irreplaceable building block for an international order that favors freedom and peace.”
…Von der Leyen’s op-ed comes on the heels of a New York Times report that said Trump spoke with senior US officials about pulling the US out of NATO.
…Germany is one of the members currently falling well short of the 2 percent of GDP target for military expenditure recently set by NATO. As defense minister, von der Leyen has been at the forefront of calls for a higher budget, but with only limited success.
Short version – We love NATO, we just don’t want to pay for it.
The two Bangladeshi men, known as Special Interest Aliens by the Department of Homeland Security, made their way down an old dirt road that buttresses land owned by a private citizen. It was just 500 yards from the U.S. Mexico border and the Rio Grande River. Like thousands before them, they were smuggled by criminal trafficking organizations operating in Reynosa, Mexico into McAllen, Texas more than a week ago.
Pro-American immigration reformers say President Trump’s plan to offer a work permit amnesty to about a million illegal aliens and foreign nationals could encourage more caravans of Central Americans to come to the United States at the U.S-Mexico border.
In a weekend announcement, Trump offered Republicans and Democrats a plan to give amnesty in the form of three-year work permits to a little more than 700,000 illegal aliens who are enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Canada’s Official Opposition Conservatives say it is time for the country to join a missile defense system with the United States — and to do otherwise would be irresponsible.
In a news release sent to The Daily Caller, Conservative defense critic James Bezan noted that the U.S. is anxious to explore joint missile defense with Canada, as evidenced in a U.S. Department of Defense document released on Thursday, the “2019 Missile Defense Review,” which also said missile threats are increasing in the world today.
In a video clip that has recently gone viral, Islamic activist Sharifa Alkhateeb talks extensively about using U.S. public schools to proselytize Islam and convert America to an Islamic nation.
“We are in the process of developing Islamic education for our children. And yes, all of us have the hope and dream…of creating not only Islamic schools that cooperate with each other but Islamic schools systems that would span the country, that’s what our further objective is,” Alkhateeb explains. “So as we approach the public school system, we have to approach it with that credo, that we see ourselves as worshipping Allah in being involved with them in any way.”
She’s way behind Justin.
Canadian researcher Vivian Krause says American progressives are working to stop development of the oil sands, as well as any pipelines that might move its petroleum to refineries.
In a video provided to the college campus watchdog group ACT For America, a man identified as University of Georgia Professor Irami Osei-Frimpong is confronted by a student over racist comments the professor made on social media. Rather than deny he made the comments or apologize for the behavior, Osei-Frimpong defended his use of stereotypes to negatively describe white people.
Smugglers dug multiple holes that were several feet long underneath the steel border fence for the group to enter, according to ABC.
Nearly 400 migrants traveled underground Monday through a series of tunnels built by smugglers before turning themselves in to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in what appears to be the largest single group of migrants ever attempting to seek asylum.
Smugglers dug a series of seven holes just a few feet beneath the steel border near San Luis, Arizona, ABC News reported. Hundreds of asylum seekers went under with a few attempting to climb over the 12 foot wall.
An Iowa county is planning on offering its middle school students hands-on lessons in how to use firearms after a 15-year-old boy died in an accidental shooting.
Two middle schools in Butler County, Iowa will receive week-long classes that will train students on a variety of survival skills, including gun safety beginning in the Spring.
District superintendent Joel Foster, who implemented the plans, believes he is doing the ‘right thing for the community’ by introducing the controversial tutorials.
An excellent idea.
The High Court has rejected a challenge over the UK Government’s decision to share evidence with US authorities about two suspected Islamic State terrorists without seeking assurances they will not face the death penalty.
El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey are accused of belonging to a brutal four-man cell of Isil executioners in Syria, nicknamed The Beatles because of their British accents, responsible for killing a number of high-profile Western captives.
The pair were captured in January last year, sparking a row over whether they should be returned to the UK for trial or face justice in another jurisdiction.