The Global Observer
$1.25--December 8, 2015--Issue 63
By: Breann Rushing, Sarah Mills and Felipe Lopez
High: 50 Low: 40
CNN Heroes Spotlight...9
Sports of the week........10
Before you go.................11
TERROR ATTACK IN PARIS! AT LEAST 130 KILLED!
On the night of Friday November 13, 2015 an unexpected event occurred that tore apart the city of Paris. Seven separate attacks were planned throughout the city and the attackers carried both guns and strapped on bombs. Targets included a concert venue, restaurant and an arena hosting a soccer game that evening. They have been proven to be linked to the ISIS terrorist group.Eight of the terrorists have been proven to be dead, seven of which were suicide bombers. Also, at least 130 people were killed and many others are in intensive care. ISIS assumed responsibility the day after the attacks and were quite proud of what they had accomplished in killing so many. This was a detrimental event to many of the people in Paris but they didn't allow this event to hurt them, instead it allowed them to come together as a country. America reacted by extending support to Paris the night of and weeks following the attacks. Obama also made an address on the topic of fighting back against terrorism.
Editorial: Topic of Terrorism
Millions flee in search of freedom
The civil war that has ruptured Syria has caused a massive migration of people. It has spread past the border countries of Syria and poured into the countries of Europe. Which for countries such as Germany is not such a bad thing. For the reason being that it’s the most supportive country in Europe encouraging the refugees stay in their country to create stable lives. However other countries such as Turkey have to deal with issues of large populations that have invaded passing through.The civil war erupted from the civil uprisings that turned violent, this lead to government forces fighting against rebel forces. All the violence and anger has caused the terrorist group ISIS to generate support and gain control of certain sections of Syria. However it’s not just soldiers that are living in Syria, innocent civilians that want nothing to do with the war are caught right into the middle. These are the people that decided that the best option was to leave and start new lives. Yet this has become an issue for other countries’ security, because Islamic terrorist have decided to enter disguised as refugees. Such as the Paris attacks where over 130 were killed, with one of the terrorist having entered with the identity of a refugee. The issue has caused controversy and issues for not only Syria but the rest of the world, and now it is up to everyone to create a plan to put an end to all of this.
Editorial: Syrian Refugees
Racism or Heritage?
The Confederacy Battle flag has been around the south since the Civil War. The issue on whether the Confederacy Battle flag should be flown over government locations. This has been an issue since the end of the Civil War but now has escalated with the death of nine African-Americans at the death of a racist gunman. The issue happened in South Carolina and has since taken the controversy to the rest of the nation. The issue being whether or not the flag represents racism or if it stands as the heritage for the confederacy’s legacy.The nation seems to be split on the issue of whether the Confederacy Flag that flies over the South Carolina capitol grounds should be removed because it is racist towards African-Americans. Even though the issue was addressed in the summer by the removal of the flag the question still remains the mind of the American people. Does the flag stand for racism or is it a heritage for the southern people? Although the flame of controversy on the flag has started to fade out all it takes for it to increase is one spark. The nation still has not come forth with a clear resolution of this topic, the people will get their answer if they push far enough.
ISIS armed with U.S. weapons
ISIS has obtained United States weapons from the iran allied military stockpiles.
The weapons range from rifles to tanks and anti-aircraft defense systems from over 25 different countries.
However ISIS is made up more of older soviet weapons such as AK-47s that have come from older wars in the area.
The U.S. is running out of bombs to drop
The U.S. strategy currently are air strikes, and the U.S. has dropped 20,000 missiles and bombs on ISIS.
The U.S. is dropping more bomb than it can replenish.
The Air Force has even requested funding for Hellfire missiles.
Venezuela’s Political Shift
First time in 17 years that the socialist party didn’t win a nationwide election.
They produce a lot of oil but the economy is terrible
85% of people are unpleased with their current government.
Iowa City’s Diversity
The University of Iowa has a lot of Chinese Students.
In 2007 there were around 100 chinese students and now there are around 3000.
The funding from Out of State cost makes universities want to look for international students.
Russia and ISIS
The Russians started airstrikes in areas where there was no ISIS presence.
The Russians support the Syrian President, yet the US does not.
Russia at the beginning of its airstrikes told the US to stay out of the fight.
It was a Category 5 Hurricane which is the strongest kind of Hurricane.
It was the strongest Hurricane ever recorded in human history.
The warmest waters are next to Mexico where the hurricane hit and warm waters cause hurricanes.
ISIS and Money
Largest funded terrorist group ever.
Made half a billion in 2014 from bank robberies and other kind of theft such as chop shops and ransom.
They also make a large amount of money from smuggling oil.
Turkey Shoots down Russian Jet
Turkey shot down a Russian jet after claiming to have warn the Russians before taking action.
Russia is installing the S400 which is an anti-aircraft weapon to protect Russian jets.
- This would cause the US to airstrike the weapons or install electrical jammers.
Before you go
#1- School that teaches Santas to be the best they can be- teach them how to answer kids questions and show the children they genuinely care like Santa would. We chose this because we had no idea they had a “School for Santa” and thought it was really cool.
#2-Teddy bears in ice rink- A hockey team scores and people begun to throw teddy bears onto the court which will be delivered to children for christmas. We thought this was really sweet and a good idea to get lots of toys to donate to children for christmas.
#3- Back to the future movie in 1989 predicted 2015 with good accuracy- predicted Cubs winning world series, 3D movies, flat screen TV’s. We thought this was really cool that the movie was able to predict the future so accurately.
#4- Man in Arizona dressed up drone as a ghost for halloween
We chose this story because drones are something that are becoming prominent and we're seeing more of and it was really creative for him to think to dress up this drone for halloween and have it fly around like a ghost.
#5-Canton tower race- Charge up south China's tower 2600 steps up and 450 meters highWe found this story to be cool because it's such a long race and many different countries compete in it so it's very culturally diverse