10 things you need to know today: September 25, 2014

The Fifth Column

Obama raises his glass in the UN.  Obama raises his glass in the UN. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Surely the Right Wing talking-heads will find something wrong with this UN ritual…wait and see.

The Week

The U.S. bombs Syrian refineries controlled by ISIS, Islamists behead a French hostage in Algeria, and more

1. U.S. bombs Syrian refineries that were financing ISIS
The U.S. and Arab allies on Wednesday bombed a dozen small Syrian oil refineries controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, in an attempt to cut off the Islamist militant group’s funding. ISIS was estimated to be making $2 million a day from the facilities. The Obama administration also labeled 11 people and one so-called charity as terrorists, accusing them of aiding ISIS. President Obama chaired a United Nations Security Council vote approving a resolution compelling countries to stop recruits from joining ISIS and other terrorist militias. [Los Angeles Times, BBC…

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