Husband Claims His Wife Left Him To Join ISIS. The Truth Is Much More Sinister.

A Russian man has been accused of stabbing his wife to death, justifying the act by claiming she had gone to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

37-year-old Shapi Shakhshaev allegedly stabbed his wife, Fatima, to death at their home in Moscow and dismembered her body while their three children were sleeping, The Daily Mirror reported.

[Shakhshaev] then told the cops in June that she had left Moscow with a female friend to go to Chechnya, which has a mainly Muslim population, and from there had travelled to Syria.

But after finding out from her worried family the couple were in the process of getting divorced and she was going to take the children, police searched the flat.

They uncovered the murder weapon and also traces of blood.

“We were suspicious because by all accounts she was devoted to her children and it’s unlikely she would have left them with her husband even if she was leaving,” a police spokesman said.

Fatima’s family said she was unhappy her husband was constantly playing computer games and was convinced he was cheating on her. “He kept saying she was a drug addict, but it just wasn’t true,” Fatima’s mother told The Mirror.

Like his claim about ISIS, he was always talking rubbish. She wanted to get back to our family in Mahachkala in southern Russia, but she did not make it.

He did not allow her to go. Poor kids. She left three kids. Two girls and a boy.

As for Shakhshaev, he is currently in prison awaiting trial.

What should happen to this guy? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Breaking: Russia Launched ‘Sophisticated’ Attack Against U.S. Military Establishment

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Russia is behind a “sophisticated cyberattack” against the Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs of Staff unclassified e-mail system, NBC News reported Thursday.

Officials told NBC that what they termed “sophisticated cyber intrusion” occurred around July 25 and affected some 4,000 military and civilian personnel who work for the Joint Chiefs. The e-mail system was shut down and has been off line for nearly two weeks.

While the officials said it’s not clear whether the attack was sanctioned by the Russian government or conducted by individuals, given the scope of the attack, “It was clearly the work of a state actor.”

According to the officials, the cyberattack relied on an automated system that rapidly gathered massive amounts of data and within a minute distributed all the information to thousands of accounts on the Internet, NBC reported. The suspected Russian hackers coordinated the cyberassault via encrypted accounts on social media, officials told NBC.

No classified information was seized or compromised, officials told NBC.

“There is a Cold War in cybersecurity and that’s a fact,” FireEye Inc. CEO Dave DeWalt said earlier this month. The cybersecurity expert who formerly led McAfee said the majority of cyber attacks are initiated by groups affiliated with a government entity.

“There’s a grand chess game being played out in cyber,” he said.

In July, The Daily Beast reported that the Defense Department warned that “at least five” DOD computer users have been targeted and linked the July attacks to the hacking of unclassified networks at the White House and State Department that began last year.

h/t: NBC News

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Watch: One Russian Woman Just Managed To Utterly Embarrass ISIS Without Breaking A Sweat

A number of women – and a few men – in Chechnya are under investigation this week for a plot to scam apparent ISIS terrorists out of money. RT reported that local Russian authorities are looking into the scheme, which generally begins with the scammer creating a fake social media profile.

After establishing contact with a purported Islamic terrorist, the scammers typically express a desire to join forces with ISIS. One of the suspects, identified as Maryam, explained what happened when she communicated with one of her targets in the terrorist organization.

“He was first tempting me, saying, ‘Don’t you want to come to Syria? It’s really good here,’” Maryam said. “I replied, ‘I don’t have the means,’ and so he offered to wire some money.”

It is only after the money arrives in a scammer’s account, reports indicate, that the associated social media profile vanishes and the swindler moves on to the next target.

One of the women claims to have received a total of roughly $750 after scamming three online marks.

Though authorities have been investigating the cases as crimes, it is clear from public reaction to the story that many believe the con men and women should be applauded.

Among the pithy comments by Daily Mail readers included one person’s opinion that the scheme was “smarter than the FBI.”

Another popular comment included a suggested punishment for the suspects.

“You’ve been sentence [sic] to continue the good work,” the reader wrote. “Carry on.”

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Obama: American In Name Only

Barack Hussein Obama is making the world safe for Islamo-Marxism.

At first glance, it would seem an improbable collaboration; but the marriage of convenience between radical Islam and Marxism, like the Nazi-Soviet Pact of 1939-1941, has a practical purpose: to destroy Western democracy.

Adolf Hitler did not want a two-front war and benefited from Soviet resources while he attempted to crush France and Britain in 1940 before turning the full force of the German military against his ultimate enemy in the east.

Likewise, Joseph Stalin expected Germany, France and Britain to exhaust themselves in a prolonged conflict, buying time to build Soviet military strength; and, debilitated by war, the Red Army would then easily march in and conquer all of Western Europe.

Both radical Islam and Marxism have a mutual hatred of Judeo-Christian democracy and a shared belief that the United States, as the cornerstone of Western civilization, is the embodiment of evil and the main impediment to establishing a global caliphate or a communist dictatorship. They have joined together in a formal conspiracy of political and social manipulation specifically designed to convince individuals that his or her actions are determined not by personal liberty, but the needs of a “community” whose desires and rights are dictated exclusively by mullahs or commissars.

Obama’s rhetoric and policies mirror the Marxist war on Western culture by destroying the Middle Class, weakening the family as the primary social institution, practicing tribal politics, encouraging historical revisionism, promoting political correctness and multiculturalism, and replacing logic and facts with emotionally satisfying gestures–all meant to undermine traditional American values and the principles upon which our country was founded.

Obama began his first term of office with his now infamous “apology tour,” humiliating, some say condemning, the United States.

On June 4, 2009 in Cairo, Obama said about Iran: “In the middle of the Cold War, the United States played a role in the overthrow of a democratically elected Iranian government. I understand those who protest that some countries have weapons that others do not. No single nation should pick and choose which nation holds nuclear weapons.”

Yet Obama’s policies have virtually guaranteed a nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile-armed Iran.

Also in Cairo, Obama said: “There’s been controversy about the promotion of democracy in recent years, and much of this controversy is connected to the war in Iraq. So let me be clear: No system of government can or should be imposed by one nation on any other.”

Yet Obama’s policies fostered Islamist governments in Egypt and Libya.

In general, Obama has pursued policies that have facilitated rather than opposed the aims of our enemies.

Having been granted immunity from any uncomfortable questions about his personal history, Obama has established deceit and political oppression as primary instruments of government policy. He has attempted to render Congress powerless by unlawfully assuming executive authority not granted under the Constitution in order to continue, unobstructed, his fundamental transformation of the United States.

Left unimpeded, the inevitable result of Obama’s transformation will be a dystopia, characterized by a New Dark Age, a cataclysmic decline of society in which a totalitarian government enforces ruthless egalitarianism by suppressing or denouncing ability and accomplishment, or even competence, as forms of inequality.

All the damage that Obama has perpetrated on the United States, however, could be reversed, and his Constitutional transgressions declared null and void, simply by telling the truth.

That will not happen because Congress and the media are complicit in the greatest fraud and Constitutional crisis in American history; and, if exposed, the truth would obliterate the corrupt political-media status quo.

The Democrats and their media shills are in lock-step. They have sworn allegiance, not to the Constitution and the country, but to their führer, their Islamo-Marxist Messiah, who they will protect by any means necessary.

Republicans remain silent because they have sworn allegiance to their personal bank accounts.

It should now be clear to Americans who are not politically sedated that the institutions of the federal government can no longer be relied upon to adhere to the Constitution or enforce the rule of law. The States will need to reclaim the powers given them and the American people under the 10th Amendment, powers that have been increasingly usurped by Washington DC.

“When once a republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.” – Thomas Jefferson

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The Democrats Are Lining Their Pockets In Ukraine

While failing to provide any real solutions for Ukraine’s ailing economy, choosing instead to air vacuous platitudes and call Ukraine’s government “courageous” and “inspiring” at any given opportunity, the Obama administration proves once again its complete lack of leadership on any foreign policy matter. But what makes Ukraine’s case more unnerving is not Washington’s impotence in pushing back Russia, but the unyielding determination of State Department officials to reap profits and settle political, and sometimes personal, scores.

Indeed, leaked phone conversations that took place during the Maidan between US assistant secretary of state Victoria Nuland and US ambassador to Kiev Geoffrey Pyatt revealed that the State Department was largely involved in canoodling with Ukraine’s opposition with the aim of manipulating the direction of the Ukrainian government in accordance with US interests. But why has the Obama administration gone out of its way to protect Ukraine? Was it to uphold the fundamental rights of freedom-loving Ukrainians, oppressed by the evil Russian bear? Not in the slightest. Washington, rather than developing a strategy for Kiev and its future, has instead been opting to secure its own geopolitical and strategic interests. Oil and gas, rather than freedom and democracy, can largely be considered the reasons why Washington has got its panties in a twist over Russia’s grip on Ukraine. For a Democratic party that has consistently and obsessively blasted the Iraq war as Bush’s crusade for oil, the Obama administration seems to do exactly that in Ukraine.

A war for oil?

In November 2013, before the Maidan Revolution, which saw former President Yanukovich ousted from power and a new group of “European” and “reform minded” leaders enter the scene, US oil and gas majors were already busy marking their territory. Chevron was quick to sign a $10 billion deal with Kiev for the exploration and production of shale gas in western Ukraine’s Oleska Field. Meanwhile, Royal Dutch Shell also inked an agreement to explore shale gas reserves in eastern Ukraine. A more recent US State Department report confirmed these companies’ interests in the country, underlining that “Ukraine’s strategic location between the main energy producers (Russia and the Caspian Sea area) […] its large transit network, and its available underground gas storage capacities make the country a potentially crucial player in European energy transit.” However, since the conflict in eastern Ukraine led both Chevron and Shell to pull out of the projects, it comes as no surprise why the US is really trying to cozy up to Ukraine’s leadership given the “game changing” opportunities for energy cooperation the country has to offer.

The war-torn east and relentless fighting between both sides hasn’t stopped Obama administration grandees from exerting their influence and lining their pockets. In May 2014, Joe Biden’s younger son, Hunter Biden, was appointed to the Board of Ukraine’s largest independent oil and gas company, Burisma Holdings. Biden, along with Devon Archer (who was John Kerry’s advisor during his 2004 presidential campaign and the college roommate of Kerry’s stepson, Christopher Heinz), claimed that their appointment to Burisma’s Board was solely to provide strategic guidance. However, Biden’s arrival on the scene coincided with that of David Leiter, former Senate Chief of Staff to Kerry, whose company (ML Strategies) signed up to lobby for Burisma in Washington. Owned by a former Yanukovich government minister, Nikolai Zlochevskyi, Burisma’s ties to the White House have led some to believe that while trying to promote cleaning up corruption in Ukraine’s state, Washington is trying to secure its own special deals in the state. According to Ed Chow, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, “it maybe sends the wrong message that Westerners are just hypocritical.”

But gaining allies isn’t enough for the Obama administration – eliminating potential rivals and competitors has been a key strategy in ensuring US dominance over Ukraine’s energy market. In March 2014, just several days after Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the Justice and State Departments via the FBI filed an extradition request in a Vienna court against Dmitry Firtash, Ukraine’s prominent gas and chemicals bigwig. Faced with allegations of bribing Indian officials, Firtash contended his arrest was nothing more than a political game played out by Washington, which felt threated by his influence in Ukrainian politics. With no evidence presented by the FBI, the Austrian judge deemed the US charges “politically motivated– and Firtash walked. But as a key player in Ukraine’s gas industry through his companies, Firtash’s woes are far from over. The Ukrainian government has recently confiscated 500 million cubic meters of gas belonging to Firtash and announced that it would be willing to cooperate with US investigators, who plan to appeal the Austrian decision.

Despite calls to make Ukraine an attractive place both for domestic and foreign businesses, it appears that, with the never-ending support of the Democratic Party, Ukraine is more occupied with settling political scores at the State Department’s behest than bringing about economic and institutional change.

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