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  • Syria Says Fowns Two Israeli Missiles Near Capital

    05/08/2018 6:03:27 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 05/08/18
    Damascus (AFP) - The Syrian army on Tuesday night intercepted two Israeli missiles fired towards a district near Damascus, Syria's official SANA news agency said, but a monitor said nine pro-government fighters died in the strike. According to SANA, "anti-aircraft defenses intercepted two Israeli missiles launched against (the district of) Kissweh and destroyed them". The agency had earlier reported "explosions" in the southern suburb, while state television broadcast images of fires in the area targeted by the strikes. Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told AFP that the missiles had targeted a weapons depot...
  • North Korea: We were aiming at US bases in Japan

    03/07/2017 8:18:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/07/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    In case anyone wondered what the Kim regime was up to yesterday, the North Korean state-run media would like to clear up the confusion. The simultaneous launch of four mid-range ballistic missiles was a practice run for the war than Kim Jong-un insists is coming, a little target practice using Uncle Sam as a bulls-eye. The firing range practice got a significant response from the US that raises the stakes for both China and South Korea: North Korea was practicing to strike United States military bases in Japan with its latest barrage of missiles, state media in Pyongyang reported...
  • Russia wants to establish new military bases in Vietnam and Cuba

    10/10/2016 5:20:08 AM PDT · by tekrat · 19 replies
    Russia is considering plans to restore military bases in Vietnam and Cuba that had served as pivots of Soviet global military power during the Cold War, Russian news agencies quoted Russian Deputy Defence Minister Nikolai Pankov as saying on Friday. "We are dealing with this issue," the agencies quoted Pankov as saying in Russia's parliament.
  • Illegals to be Housed at US Military Bases Warm welcome for lawbreakers.

    01/08/2016 12:11:58 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 11 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 1/6/16 | Brian Lilley
    Forget looking the other way as illegals stream across the southern border. The Obama administration is now looking at having the federal government supply housing to thousands of illegals on several military bases, according to The Washington Examiner. The new surge of illegal immigrant youths has forced the federal government to look at an emergency plan to house them at six military bases at at least two federal worker centers, according to the administration. The Pentagon is beginning "site assessments" at bases as far north as North Dakota and Massachusetts. According to the newspaper, Alabama Republican Rep. Martha Roby unveiled...
  • Clinton and Fiorina agree on Syrian strategy ...and they're both wrong

    10/03/2015 7:18:48 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Cain TV ^ | 10/2/15 | Robert Laurie
    WWIII over CIA backed rebels? No thanks. We needed a President and Secretary of State who could stymie Russia on the diplomatic front. We needed a President who was up to the task of managing the world stage. We needed a Commander in Chief who would be either feared or respected by our allies and enemies alike. We don't have that. Instead, we're faced with Middle Eastern chaos, a rapidly expanding global terrorist force, and a refugee crisis that is spreading to every corner of the globe. The President's response has, so far, consisted of a feckless UN speech and...
  • Clinton and Fiorina agree on Syrian strategy ...and they’re both wrong

    10/03/2015 6:03:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/03/15 | Robert Laurie
    WWIII over CIA backed rebels? No thanks We needed a President and Secretary of State who could stymie Russia on the diplomatic front. We needed a President who was up to the task of managing the world stage. We needed a Commander in Chief who would be either feared or respected by our allies and enemies alike. We don’t have that. Instead, we’re faced with Middle Eastern chaos, a rapidly expanding global terrorist force, and a refugee crisis that is spreading to every corner of the globe. The President’s response has, so far, consisted of a feckless UN speech and...
  • Fiorina Calls for War on Russia in Syria?

    10/01/2015 1:34:56 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 10/1/15 | JOSHUA YASMEH
    In an interview with Fox News on Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina chastised the Obama administration, calling its response, or lack thereof, to Russian aggression in Syria, “weak” and willfully naďve. “We must be prepared to use force,” declared Fiorina in a hawkish response to Russian airstrikes in the central city of Homs this week that have transformed the geopolitical calculus in the region. U.S. Pentagon officials insist that the Russian aerial assault is targeting primarily non-ISIS combatants, including the American-backed moderate Syrian opposition. “I can absolutely confirm to you that they were strikes against our Free Syrian Army...
  • Russia Accused Of Bombing U.S. Armed Rebels

    10/01/2015 7:32:36 AM PDT · by Strategy · 79 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 1, 2015
    MOSCOW -- Russian jets carried out a second day of strikes in Syria Thursday, as a senior U.S. politician and activists claimed the targets included rebels backed by the United States. "I can absolutely confirm to you that they were strikes against our Free Syrian Army recruits that have been armed and trained by the CIA, because we have communications with people there," Republican Sen. John McCain, who is head of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in an interview with CNN, according to the Reuters news agency.
  • Fiorina: 'We must be prepared’ to use force on Russia

    10/01/2015 7:54:38 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 267 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/1/15 | Mark Hensch
    Amid conflicting reports about Moscow targeting U.S.-alllied groups in Syria, GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said late Wednesday that she backs military readiness against Russian forces. “I believe we must tell the Russians that we will conduct [and] we will secure a no-fly zone around anti-Assad rebel forces that we’re supporting,” she said on Fox News’s "Hannity." “Does that mean we might use force against Russian jets?” host Sean Hannity then asked. “Well, hopefully not,” Fiorina responded. "Hopefully, if we are signaling clearly to the Russians are intention, it will not come to that.” “But if it does come to...
  • Fiorina: Us Should Secure No-fly Zone Around US Backed Anti-assad Rebels, ‘Be Prepared’ To Use Force

    10/01/2015 7:19:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/30/15 | IAN HANCHETT
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina argued the US should “secure a no-fly zone around anti-Assad rebel forces that we’re supporting” and “be prepared” to use force against Russia if need be on Wednesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. Fiorina said, Well, first, we know what’s going on. Syria and Russia, who have had a longstanding relationship, Iran, and Iraq, are forming an unholy alliance. Russia’s intentions are to shore up, and stabilize the Assad regime. ISIS is sort of a camouflage. There is no doubt, that Russia will be conducting airstrikes against anti-Assad rebels, whether or not they happen...
  • Russia Seeks Access to Bases in Eight Countries for Its Ships and Bombers

    02/28/2014 4:25:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    cns news ^ | 2/28/14 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – At a time of escalated tensions with the West over Ukraine, Russia says it is negotiating with eight governments around the world for access to military facilities, to enable it to extend its long-range naval and strategic bomber capabilities. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday the military was engaged in talks with Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Algeria, Cyprus, the Seychelles, Vietnam and Singapore. “We need bases for refueling near the equator, and in other places,” ITAR-Tass quoted him as saying. Russia is not looking to establish bases in those locations, but to reach agreement to use facilities there when...
  • Russia Seeks Access to Bases in Eight Countries for Its Ships and Bombers

    02/28/2014 11:00:03 AM PST · by Errant · 26 replies
    CNS News ^ | 28 February 2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    At a time of escalated tensions with the West over Ukraine, Russia says it is negotiating with eight governments around the world for access to military facilities, to enable it to extend its long-range naval and strategic bomber capabilities. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday the military was engaged in talks with Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Algeria, Cyprus, the Seychelles, Vietnam and Singapore. “We need bases for refueling near the equator, and in other places,” ITAR-Tass quoted him as saying. Russia is not looking to establish bases in those locations, but to reach agreement to use facilities there when required. The...
  • July 4th fireworks scrapped at a number of bases

    06/30/2013 5:27:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 6/30/13 | Jennifer C. Kerr
    WASHINGTON- The Fourth of July won´t have a patriotic boom in the sky over some military bases because budget cuts and furloughed workers also mean furloughed fireworks. Independence Day celebrations have been canceled at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base and at the Army´s Fort Bragg, both in North Carolina. The annual July Fourth celebration also has been scrapped at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Ga. The reason is money - namely the lack of it. The failure in Washington to follow up a 2011 budget pact with additional spending cuts meant $85 billion across-the-board cuts
  • Obama’s defense budget reneges on base closure promise

    04/10/2013 12:00:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 10, 2013 | Rowan Scarborough
    President Obama is backtracking from his campaign promise that “I don’t think now is the time” for another round of military base closures across the country. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday presented the $526 billion defense budget request for fiscal 2014, which explicitly calls for shutting down facilities in a process called Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC). “BRAC is the only effective means of achieving infrastructure consolidation,” the Pentagon said. “This BRAC round adds $2.4 billion to costs in the next five years but would eventually save substantial sums. The actual closing of bases would involve a multiyear...
  • Report: Hizbullah Sets Up Bases Near Syria's Chemical Arsenal

    01/28/2013 4:11:10 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 5 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 1/28/2013 | Chana Ya'ar
    The Lebanon-based Hizbullah terrorist organization is setting up bases in Syria close to known chemical weapons storage facilities, according to a source quoted in a report published Monday by Israeli Hebrew-language news outlet Ynet. Hizbullah, which is generously funded and equipped by Iran, has been working to shore up the government forces backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, together with Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards. But even with that assistance, the loyalists are beginning to lose their grip on the country, and it appears likely that Assad’s regime may soon fall. If it does, there is a strong likelihood that he may...
  • Newspaper: Iran-linked operatives attempted to assassinate U.S., Israeli diplomats

    05/28/2012 4:49:17 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    JTA ^ | May 28, 2012 | unattributed, Washington Post
    Operatives linked to Iran tried to kill foreign diplomats, including Israelis and Americans, in at least seven countries over 13 months, the Washington Post reported. New evidence uncovered by investigators in four countries linked the assassination attempts to either Iran-backed Hezbollah militants or operatives based inside Iran, the Post reported Monday, citing U.S. and Middle Eastern security officials. The officials reportedly said that the assassination attempts stopped in early spring, when Iran began to take a softer tone with the West. Shortly after, Iranian officials formally accepted a proposal to resume negotiations with six world powers on proposals to limit...
  • With Friends Like These…

    04/01/2012 5:29:35 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 10 replies
    http://noisyroom.net ^ | 4.1.12 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Reports from American Intelligence are being leaked to the public to put pressure on Israel to keep them from attacking Iran. Israel and Azerbaijan have struck a 1.6 billion dollar drone and defense deal, supposedly giving Israel access to their bases if they attack Iran. This means the Israelis would not have to refuel if they do attack and that is a game changer. Last Thursday, Ambassador John Bolton, being the straight shooter he is, laid it out succinctly on Fox News. He accused this administration of leaking information deliberately to deter Israel from defending herself. He was responding to...
  • Russia moves strategic nuclear missiles to Cuba

    08/02/2012 10:27:22 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 45 replies
    Pravda ^ | 1 August 2012 | Lyuba Lulko
    With the full consent of the Cuban leadership, on May 11 of this year, our country has not only resumed work in the electronic center of Lourdes, but also placed the latest mobile strategic nuclear missiles "Oak" on the island. They did not want to do it the amicable way, now let them deal with this," Putin said.
  • The US Will Re-Open Massive Philippine Bases Not Occupied Since The Cold War (Clark and Subic Bay)

    06/08/2012 10:36:57 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 155 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/8/12 | Robert Johnson
    With the U.S. moving the majority of its naval fleet to the Pacific, commanders are eagerly looking for invitations to park the planes and ships that will be pouring into the region. Travis Tritten at Stars and Stripes reports that the Pentagon has apparently been fanning the old flame of friendship with the Philippines and will be re-opening two bases it left in 1991 — Subic Bay and Clark Air Base. The U.S. had a falling out with the island nation in the early nineties and pulled out of the bases, which were then built-up by a series of private...
  • Kremlin says eyeing new naval bases abroad

    11/25/2010 1:03:50 PM PST · by jerry557 · 10 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 11/25/10 | Alexei Anishchuk
    MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday Russia was looking to open new naval bases abroad to increase the global reach of a military that shrunk abruptly when the Soviet Union collapsed. Soviet forces drew on over a dozen naval bases in Europe, South America, Africa and South East Asia in the 1970s and 1980s; but post-Soviet economic crisis, fuel shortages and a rundown of the military confined forces largely to home bases. Vladimir Putin began rebuilding military power after he assumed the Russian presidency in 2000. Last year, state news agency Itar-Tass cited military sources saying Russia...