41 Dead and 239 Injured in Co-ordinated Terrorist Suicide Attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport (VIDEO)
TERRORIST ATTACK HITS TURKEY’S ISTANBUL ATATURK AIRPORT,
36 41 DEAD.
Three explosions rocked Istanbul’s Ataturk airport in a co-ordinated suicide attack as innocent people ran for their lives. In the end there are 41 dead, to date, and nearly 240 injured following this radical Islamic terror attack. However, it is expected that the death toll could rise to 50. Three suicide bombers drove to the airport in a taxi and starting shooting before they blew themselves up. Although they have not officially claimed responsibility for the terror attack, ISIS is suspected.
Witnesses have described the terrifying moment three suicide bombers launched a co-ordinated attack on Istanbul airport that has left at least 41 dead saying there was blood and body parts everywhere.
Shocking footage has shown an explosion at the door to the arrivals hall by a suicide bomber before another two attackers snuck into the building and detonated their devices.
Twenty-three of the victims were Turkish citizens and 13 foreign nationals were also among the casualties, an official has said. A total of 41 people have already been confirmed dead, but Turkish officials said that number is expected to rise to 50.
This morning the airport has re-opened while investigators piece together what happened, just hours after the attacks, which also left 239 people injured.
One of the passengers who was traveling through Ataturk airport at the time of the blasts was Laurence Cameron, a British cameraman who was traveling from Latvia to Izmir, on the Turkish coast.
Video Shows Passengers Running Away From Explosion at Ataturk Airport
Airports in the U.S. and around the world increased security in the wake of Tuesday night’s suicide bombing attack at Istanbul airport, in which the Islamic State terror group is suspected of killing at least 41 and injuring hundreds more.
The body count was expected to climb in the wake of the attack at one of the world’s busiest airports after three suicide bombers opened fire with AK-47s before blowing themselves up as police engaged them. As if to underscore Turkey’s determination to carry on in the face of a growing threat, the airport reopened Wednesday, just hours after the dead and some 239 wounded were carried away and glass and debris cleared.
“The findings of our security forces point at the Daesh organization as the perpetrators of this terror attack,” Turkish Prime Miniser Binali Yildirim told reporters at the airport, using the Arabic name for ISIS. “Even though the indications suggest Daesh, our investigations are continuing.”
A sad day for basketball … the one and only Tennessee Lady Vols basketball coach Pat Summitt has died at age 64.
Pat Summitt – Rest in Peace
I awoke this morning to the sad but not unexpected news that the legendary Tennessee Lady Vols basketball coach Pat Summitt had passed away. Summitt was truly an original and one in a million as she won eight NCAA titles and went 1,098-208 in 38 seasons as coach at Tennessee. She began coaching at the age of 22 and single-highhandedly brought woman’s college basketball to the forefront. Sadly had to step down down in 2012 due to early onset dementia and Alzheimer’s. Pat Summitt is probably the greatest woman’s basketball coach ever. This is high praise from me, one who has been a lifetime UCONN woman’s basketball fan. However, without Pat, there would never have been a Geno. What I will miss most about Pat Summitt is the glare. The woman could pierce a hole through you with that stare and she never had to apologize in this ridiculous PC world we live in for getting on her players with fiery half-time and time out speeches to get the best out of her players that she knew they had in them.
On a personal note, I can remember being at Rocky Top in Knoxville, Tennessee in the late 90′s attending a Vols football game. Prior to the game some friends and I went into the Thompson–Boling Arena and noticed that the Lady Vols were practicing. To my surprise they Lady Vols were practicing against guys and schooling them. Pat Summitt was coaching the practice like she coached a game with the same intensity. I just sat and watched in amazement as Pat lit into those girls like I had only seen a coach previously rip guys. You could tell she was a master motivator as she would then praise them when they did something amazing and trust me it was. The funny was that as my friends left to go to the UT game, I stayed. I sat in the stands and kept creeping farther down to get a better view. Anyone can attend a UT football game, I was witnessing greatness. Little did I realize how great, I was watching the preseason practice of the 1997-1998 Lady Vols, what is considered to be one of the greatest teams in the history of U.S. women’s college basketball, who went on to go 39-0.
God bless you Pat Summitt, may you now rest in eternal peace.
Former Tennessee Lady Vols basketball coach Pat Summitt has died, her son and her website said on Tuesday morning — shortly after her family publicly asked for prayers and acknowledged her health had taken a bad turn.
She was 64 years old.
Summitt announced in August 2011 that she had been diagnosed with early onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer retired at the conclusion of the 2011-12 season after coaching at Tennessee for 38 years. She won 1,098 games and eight national championships. The court at Thompson-Boling Arena — “The Summitt” — is named in her honor.
Summitt had been living in a retirement center since January. Around 20 former Lady Vols — including WNBA stars Candace Parker and Tamika Catchings — reportedly flew to Knoxville over the weekend to see Summitt one last time. Former Tennessee assistant Mickie DeMos was also reportedly in Knoxville.
Pat Summitt Gives Half-time speech to Lady Vols
She was born on Flag Day, June 14, 1952, and personified the American Dream. Like most iconic figures, she inspired an almost mythical kind of devotion. But how could someone be so larger-than-life magnificent and yet so humbly warm and real?
That was the essence of Pat Summitt, the longtime Tennessee women’s basketball coach who died Tuesday morning at age 64, nearly five years after making public her diagnosis of early-onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type.
To say there will never be anyone else like Summitt is not hyperbole. On the contrary, it seems inadequate. She won eight NCAA titles and went 1,098-208 in 38 seasons as coach at Tennessee. She was one of the most accomplished and influential figures in the history of women’s sports, but also was universally respected and beloved.
A Tribute to Pat Summitt
33 Year Old Mother Fatally Shoots 59 Year Old Intruder Found Hiding in Her Child’s Bedroom in Oregon
WHY WE HAVE A SECOND AMENDMENT, A RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS AND PROTECT OURSELVES …
A mother in Portland. OR has shot and killed a male intruder in her home. The 33 year old mother was coming home with her two children, when she found a man hiding in one of the children’s rooms. Let’s just say the 59 year old perv won’t be down for breakfast. Nor will he ever be hiding in a child’s room reading to commit a crime. According to reports, the woman has not been taken in or charged. Police officials are still investigating the matter and will see if the woman will be facing charges. Charged, are you kidding? She should be given a medal.
A stranger was found inside a child’s bedroom in Oregon and the mother of the kid opened fire fatally shooting the intruder on Sunday morning.
The New York Daily News reported that police officials were called at the home located in Portland, Oregon. They arrived at around 1:47 A.M. and found the intruder dead inside. The intruder is said to be a man. The homeowner, who has not been identified but is said to be 33 years old, was the one who called 911 and told officer that she shot the man.
The mother was reportedly out with her two children, ages five and 10 years old, before coming home and found the man in one of the bedrooms of her children. The woman was armed with a handgun and shot the man, who is said to be 59 years old.
But of course Hillary Clinton and Democrats would like to take guns away from We the People so that we could not defend ourselves from would be attackers and not be able to protect our families. Think about that this November.
WEST VIRGINIA FLOODS CLAIM MORE LIVES …
The death toll had been at 23, until three more bodies were found in West Virginia’s devastating flood, bring the death toll to 26 as many more people are still missing as well. According to Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office, the 3 deaths were reported overnight in Elkview. Sadly, the death count is expected to climb as the historic floods have destroyed hundreds of homes, washed out roads and knocked out power to tens of thousands of people. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared states of emergency in 44 counties Thursday night and he activated 200 National Guard members to assist in eight counties and has authorization to activate as many as 300 more, if needed.
Search continues for missing people after West Virginia flooding.
Three more bodies were found in West Virginia’s devastating flood, bringing the death toll from the natural disaster to 26 as authorities are still searching for missing people.
As the death count climbs , high waters and torrential downpours also destroyed more than 100 homes, washed out countless roads and knocked out power for tens and thousands of people.
Authorities said Saturday that people are still unaccounted for in the county hardest-hit by the floods, Greenbrier, the home of the famous golf course of the same name.
Record Flooding in West Virginia
West Virginia Flooding
Louisiana Sheriff Deputy Detective David F. Michel Jr. Gunned Down in ‘Cold-Blooded Murder’ by 19 Year Old Jerman Neveaux
BLUE LIVES DO MATTER!!!
Another police officer has been shot to death in what can only be described as a cold blooded murder. Detective David F. Michel Jr. was shot in the back in a New Orleans suberb when the detective went to question the individual. According to reports, the officer was shot 3 times in the back.The suspect is 19 year old Jerman Neveaux. The suspect was later arrested.
But there is the Black Lives Matters folks? Silent of course.
Rest in Peace
Louisiana Sheriff Deputy Detective David F. Michel Jr.
A sheriff’s deputy in a New Orleans suburb was just about to search a suspect when the 19-year-old flipped around, pulled out a gun and reaching over the officer, shot him in the back, a Louisiana sheriff said, calling the incident a “cold blooded murder.”
Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand late Wednesday said the suspect, identified as Jerman Neveaux, was later apprehended and admitted to shooting Detective David F. Michel Jr. The sheriff said Neveaux was on probation for a previous crime and didn’t want to go to jail if Michel found the weapon he was carrying.
“So he killed the deputy,” Normand said. “What do you say about that?”
The sheriff said the officer had noticed Neveaux walking behind another person who appeared to be nervous, so he pulled over. Michel approached Neveaux and placed him up against the police vehicle so he could search him, Normand said. But Neveaux flipped around, “went chest to chest” with the officer, pulled out a gun and shot him in the back.
“As Detective Michel fell to the ground, he fired two more shots at point-blank range into the back of Detective Michel,” Normand said.