West Point professor calls on US military to target legal critics of war on terror

US military academy official William Bradford argues that attacks on scholars’ home offices and media outlets – along with Islamic holy sites – are legitimate

An assistant professor in the law department of the US Military Academy at West Point has argued that legal scholars critical of the war on terrorism represent a “treasonous” fifth column that should be attacked as enemy combatants.

In a lengthy academic paper, the professor, William C Bradford, proposes to threaten “Islamic holy sites” as part of a war against undifferentiated Islamic radicalism. That war ought to be prosecuted vigorously, he wrote, “even if it means great destruction, innumerable enemy casualties, and civilian collateral damage”.

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‘Homeland’ Season 5 Trailer Promises More Friction Between Carrie & Saul

The fifth season of Showtime’s flagship drama, Homeland, finds the series having a two year time-jump between the events of the finale, and protagonist Carrie Matheson’s new position as head of security for a German philanthropist.

After her ill-fated tenure as Islamabad station chief, the trailer suggest that Carrie is still struggling to reconcile her guilt and disillusionment with years of working on the front lines in the “war on terror” – and that her relationship with Saul Berenson is still as complicated as ever.

Homeland returns October 4.

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Brazil tumbles into recession

The assembly line at Nissan's Industrial Complex in Resende, west of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Februrary 3, 2015Brazil has slipped into recession, the government said Friday, deepening the gloom in the world's seventh largest economy already battered by falling commodity prices, political crisis and a corruption scandal. Brazil is now in its biggest contraction for six years and with the 2015 slump forecast to extend in milder form through 2016, economists believe the country is headed for the longest recession since 1931. Brazil's economy has been tailing off for four years, ever since the end of a boom fueled by commodity exports, principally to China.

Liverpool Transfer News: Major Rumours on Reds’ Plans Ahead of Deadline Day

Liverpool‘s Lazar Markovic could be heading out on loan to newly promoted Premier League side Watford.

According to talkSPORT, the Hornets “are planning a last-minute effort to hijack Lazar Markovic‘s proposed move to Fenerbahce from Liverpool.”

The 21-year-old was signed for a staggering £20 million last summer, and he failed to impress as he scored just three goals and contributed one assist in 34 appearances last season.

The Serbian continued manager Brendan Rodgers’ run of questionable dealings in the transfer market last summer, as demonstrated by him seemingly becoming yet another acquisition from that window to move on just 12 months later, with Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli having already departed this summer either permanently or on loan.

Nevertheless, a loan deal appears a wise move for all parties, as Markovic will be afforded more first-team opportunities elsewhere and allowed to continue his development away from the Anfield spotlight.

B/R’s own Sam Tighe believes Watford to be a much more useful destination for the winger than Fenerbahce:

His arrival would also benefit Watford, who will need all the help they can get in order to survive in the Premier League.

According to Squawka, the winger showed his willingness to help out defensively last season, attempting 45 tackles and winning 21 of them. Further, he successfully completed 53 per cent of his attempted take-ons and created 19 chances, meaning he played a key pass every 49 minutes in the league.

Though the prospect of playing European football alongside the likes of Robin van Persie would likely appeal more than taking part in a relegation dogfight at Watford, Markovic would perhaps make more promising strides toward a revitalised Premier League career by choosing the Hornets.

One player who is heading out on loan to an English club is youngster Joe Maguire, according to Andy Kelly of the Liverpool Echo.

The left-back has joined Leyton Orient on an initial one-month loan deal, and the 19-year-old took to Twitter to express his eagerness to feature for his new club:

The unexpectedly excellent form of new arrival Joe Gomez means Maguire will likely find first-team opportunities hard to come by at Anfield this season, so a temporary switch will do the Englishman good.

As Kelly’s report indicates, Orient have begun the season in fine fashion having won all four of their games in League Two, so Maguire will be entering a team full of confidence and positivity.

Liverpool’s future at left-back already appears highly promising thanks to Gomez, and if Maguire can benefit from a successful spell it could get even better.

8/29 CBS2 Saturday Morning Weather Headlines

By Giorgio Panetta
CBS2 Chief Meteorologist/Weather Producer

Good morning!

I hope you are all having a safe and happy start to the weekend. We started off in the 50s for some of the outlying ‘burbs this morning — mid-60s closer to the water. We will all warm up into the 80s by afternoon.

Tonight will be milder — not dropping below the 70-degree threshold around the boroughs. This mild start will allow for a great jump start to hit 90 by Sunday afternoon.

Monday looks warm again at 91, and Tuesday is just as hot, if not hotter.

We watch TS Erika for its track and intensity. There is the chance it could effect our weather in the Northeast.

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Have a nice weekend everyone!


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