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  • Obama never required Iran to sign nuke deal, it’s not legally binding, yes we’re honouring it

    11/30/2015 11:39:14 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/30/15 | Robert Laurie
    Unbelievable In Obamaland, words have no meaning. We know this. Illegal Immigrants aren’t here illegally, the Islamic State isn’t Islamic, and affordable healthcare isn’t affordable. Now we’re learning that deals aren’t really deals. Actual “deals” are two-sided affairs and, according to the National Review, the President’s horrible nuclear deal with Iran doesn’t really qualify. That’s because Iranian leaders were never required to sign the “deal,” which is not legally binding in any way. According to the State Department, it’s simply a collection of “political promises.”
  • IDF shoots firebomb terrorist dead in the act

    11/30/2015 4:33:34 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/26/2015
    A 19-year-old Palestinian Arab terrorist was shot dead on Thursday by IDF forces according to Palestinian Authority (PA) medics, as he was in the process of hurling a firebomb at Israeli cars in Judea. -snip- A spokeswoman for the IDF said Jawabrah had "a lit Molotov cocktail in hand" and was attempting to hurl it at Israeli cars, in a potentially life threatening attack.
  • Madness: Amid Refugee Crisis, EU Willing to Fast-Track Turkish Membership

    11/30/2015 4:30:50 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-29-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu is one happy man. The reason is that the European Union is set to give in to every single one of his country's demands in order to do something about the refugee crisis. The EU wants Turkey to stem the refugee flow into Europe by taking care of them in Turkey. In return, Turkey wants 3 billion euros (around $3.2 billion US) in extra aid, visa-free traveling for Turks in EU-countries, and a re-launch of EU-accession talks. In other words: Turkey demands fast-track membership: "Today is a historic day in our accession process to the...
  • Carr: Donald Feeds Crow To PC Crowd And Old Gray Lady

    11/30/2015 3:46:03 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 16 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | November 29 | Howie Carr
    So this contretemps all started when Trump said Muslims in Jersey City celebrated the genocidal 9/11 attack by their co-religionists. Not true, the grandees and dandies sniffed, until it turned out that multiple newspaper stories and radio reports backed up Trump. So the powers that be had to knuckle the original reporter to issue a correction to his own story — 14 years later. Trump then made sport of the reporter’s disability — and I’m certainly not going to defend that. But see how far afield we’ve gotten from the original tempest in a teapot. Forget 9/11, Trump is mean...
  • Hamas's Haniyeh says 'intifada' changed the 'equation'

    11/29/2015 9:37:58 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/11/15 | Dalit Halevy
    Deputy Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh on Sunday once again praised the current terror wave against Israelis, which Hamas calls the “Al-Quds Intifada”, referring to it as "the greatest strategic development in the region" in recent years. Speaking at a conference of religious leaders in Gaza, Haniyeh said the “intifada” has "changed the equations for anyone who believed that the time for the intifada was over, because the struggle and the intifada are not over and our people have the power to impose other equations." He added that the intifada succeeded in less than two months in pulling the rug from...
  • Netanyahu orders: 'Break contact' with European Union

    11/29/2015 2:36:37 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/11/15 | Nitzan Keidar
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has instructed the Foreign Ministry to reassess its involvement with European Union (EU) institutions regarding the political process with the Palestinians. Until the assessment is completed, Prime Minister Netanyahu ordered the suspension of all political contact with EU institutions and representatives on the issue. This directive was made in response to the EU decision to label products from Judea and Samaria. The Foreign Ministry has clarified that Israel is still dealing with individual nations within Europe, including Germany, the UK and France...
  • Arabs attack police in Jerusalem, one killed by Border Guards

    11/29/2015 2:42:42 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/11/15 | Matt Wanderman
    A group of Arabs threw about ten Molotov cocktails at Border Police in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Ras al-Amud. Arab sources report that security forces returned fire and killed one rioter before the rest dispersed. Walla! news identifies the dead terrorist as Ayman al-Abasi, a 17-year-old from Silwan. He previously spent a year and a half in an Israeli prison for his involvement in a 2012 stabbing in Ras al-Amud. Al-Abasi's brother is currently serving a seven-year sentence, also for stabbing a Jewish man. Arab media claims that the Al-Abasi was moderately to severely wounded, then died in a...
  • Let me tell you about our new friend...Vladimir Putin

    11/29/2015 8:00:07 PM PST · by pboyington · 41 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 29, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    We are at war, but life goes on in the US as if nothing is different. We are in a world war and yet the President of the United States can’t even acknowledge who and what we’re fighting. We are in a clash of civilizations and the West seeks leadership and a war strategy from the US and finds nothing. President Obama has signed off from reality like a TV station that broadcasts only static at 2 AM. We are at war and the US refuses to throw out a lifeline to the one country and leader that could help...
  • Israel: Russian Aircraft Breached Our Airspace

    11/29/2015 9:42:01 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 51 replies
    Breitbart Jerusalem ^ | 11/29/2015 | by Joel B. Pollak
    Israeli defense minister Moshe “Bogey” Ya’alon confirmed Sunday that Russian military aircraft, on at least one occasion, have breached Israeli airspace–without confrontation. “When we understood that the Russians were planning to act inside Syria, we immediately met–also the prime minister–with [Russian President Vladimir] Putin, including the [Israeli] chief of staff and the assistant chief of staff…we created an open channel for coordination so as to prevent misunderstandings, because Russian planes are not trying to attack us and therefore it is not necessary to automatically–even if there is a mistake–to shoot them down,” Ya’alon said, according to the Times of Israel....
  • New emails contradict Clinton Benghazi testimony

    11/29/2015 6:43:37 PM PST · by Utilizer · 38 replies
    ALPAC ^ | November 3, 2015 | Katie
    Hillary Clinton may have come out relatively unscathed from the recent House Select Committee on Benghazi hearing, but new emails released by the State Department suggest that she may have lied during her testimony -- or at the very least misremembered some key details: " Newly released emails conflict with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's 11-hour testimony before the Benghazi Select Committee, according to a review of the transcripts and public records. One of the conflicts involves the role played by Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal. Regarding the dozens of emails from him, which in many cases were forwarded to...
  • Turkey downs Russian fighter, Iran receives important message

    11/29/2015 1:36:05 PM PST · by Keyvan Salami · 42 replies
    keyvan Salami
    Ever since the Russian military launched its various airstrikes and ground activities in Syria all experts have warned of the possibility of provoked or unprovoked clashes. The recent downing of a Russian Su-24 fighter jet by Turkish F-16s must be evaluated through a regional perspective, and not a mere dispute between two countries. This incident has the potential to involve the entire North Atlantic Treaty Organization, as many members of the powerful bloc have expressed their support behind Ankara. However, the most critical result of this significant change of events is the very important message received by Iran. Turkey is...
  • Will Turkey’s and Egypt’s loss be Israel’s gain?

    Israel's Ministry of Tourism is incentivising Russia's travel trade in a bid to redirect Russian tourists who have been deterred from travel to Turkey and Egypt to come to its Eilat resorts on the Red Sea primarily, but also to the Mediterranean in the Tel Aviv region. The Ministry has earmarked an extra ILS10m ($2.6m) to an existing campaign targeting Russians, according to Michal Gerstler, a spokesperson for the ministry. The additional funds follow the latest developments of a Russian fighter jet downed this week affecting travel to Turkey and a ban on Russians going to Egypt after a Russian...
  • Low Oil Prices Hammer Saudi Arabia Budget

    11/29/2015 11:09:06 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 36 replies
    valuewalk.com ^ | 11/26/2015 | Brendan Byrne
    Continued low oil prices and the war in Yemen have hit Saudi Arabia's budget so hard it is creating a special office to oversee government spending and cut waste. On Monday, the Saudi Press Agency published an item noting that Saudi Arabia was "willing to cooperate with OPEC and non-OPEC producers" to maintain a "stable" oil market. WTI retook $42, however analysts remain pretty pessimistic about hopes that the Gulf OPEC nations are in any mood to restrict production, which is hurting budgets but helping with certain political objectives, such as killing US shale and hurting arch-enemy, Iran. In a...
  • Netanyahu orders: 'Break contact' with European Union

    11/29/2015 11:12:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    inn ^ | 11/29/15 | Nitzan Kider
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has instructed the Foreign Ministry to reassess its involvement with European Union (EU) institutions regarding the political process with the Palestinians. Until the assessment is completed, Prime Minister Netanyahu ordered the suspension of all political contact with EU institutions and representatives on the issue.
  • Netanyahu’s New Media Chief Calls Obama Antisemitic, Claims Kerry Has Mental Ability (short)

    11/28/2015 11:08:59 AM PST · by SaveFerris · 50 replies
    MintPressNews.Com ^ | November 6, 2015 | By Reuters
    The United States takes offense at comments by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new communications director accusing President Barack Obama of anti-Semitism and suggesting that Secretary of State John Kerry had the mental abilities of a 12-year-old, the State Department said on Thursday. It said Kerry had spoken to the Israeli leader on Thursday and understood that Netanyahu “will be reviewing” the appointment of Ran Baratz after a U.S.-Israeli summit meeting at the White House next week. Netanyahu and Obama are due to meet to try to mend fences after fierce feuding over the Iran nuclear deal that Israel opposes....
  • Report: PLO considering voiding its recognition of Israel

    11/27/2015 6:33:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 11/27/2015, 9:35 PM | Elad Benari
    As part of its ongoing diplomatic attack on Israel, Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas and the senior leadership of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) are looking into the possibility of canceling the recognition of Israel by the PLO institutions, the Hebrew-language Walla! news website reported Friday. According to the report, the move would be an expression of the PA's frustration over the lack of progress in the peace process with Israel. The possibility is set to be discussed at a meeting of the PLO National Council to take place in the coming weeks. [...] But senior Palestinian sources told...
  • Ben Carson travels to Jordan to meet Syrian refugees

    11/28/2015 6:57:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/28/2015 | By Tal Kopan
    Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson traveled to Jordan to meet with Syrian refugees Friday, according to his campaign. "Dr Carson and a small group are in Jordan," a campaign aide said. "There was no intention to make this a press event. He is there fact finding, listening, learning and meeting." The goal of the surprise trip is to better understand the refugee crisis stemming from Syria's brutal civil war, his campaign told The New York Times, which was first to report the news -- and the trip comes as he struggles in the race with a renewed focus on foreign...
  • Top Kurdish Human-Rights Lawyer Shot Dead in Turkey

    11/28/2015 6:47:02 PM PST · by House Atreides · 5 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 28, 2015 | Ayla Albayrak
    ISTANBUL--A prominent human-rights lawyer was shot dead on Saturday after wrapping up a news conference in which he had appealed for calm, sparking fresh protests across the country and clouding efforts to bring a halt to continuing violence in Turkey's Kurdish southeast. Tahir Elci, one of the country's best-known advocates for Kurdish rights, was shot in the head during a chaotic gunbattle in Diyarbakir, the de facto capital for Turkey's Kurdish minority, which broke out after the killing of a policeman. It was unknown who fired the shot that killed Mr. Elci, though Kurdish politicians believe he was shot deliberately.
  • USA Transnational Report – LIVE 8AM - Mid East Update

    11/28/2015 4:55:45 AM PST · by Randall_S · 3 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | November 28, 2015 | USA Transnational Report
    LIVE 8 AM EST THIS SATURDAY (11/28) MORNING! Middle East Update & guest State Constable Marcus Kohan Topics to be addressed: -The "New Order" in the Middle East - post shooting down of Russian war plane -U.S. State Department - Iran never signed the nuclear deal! - What now? -How are the so-called "refugees" being brought to the United States? Who are they? -New Oathkeepers efforts in Pennsylvania to organize local communities for safety in perilous times Call-in #: 855-853-5227 You can listen to USA Transnational Report live on JJ McCartney's Nightside Radio Studios and on Red State Talk Radio....
  • Erdogan's Dirty Dangerous ISIS Games

    11/27/2015 9:51:59 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 25 replies
    New Eastern Outlook ^ | August 24, 2015 | F. William Engdahl
    Turkey is a beautiful land, rich in resources, with many highly intelligent and warm people. It also happens to have a President who seems intent on destroying his once-proud nation. More and more details are coming to light revealing that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, variously known as ISIS, IS or Daesh, is being fed and kept alive by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish President and by his Turkish intelligence service, including MIT, the Turkish CIA. Turkey, as a result of Erdogan's pursuit of what some call a Neo-Ottoman Empire fantasies that stretch all the way to China,...
  • Lebanese Official Claims To Breitbart: NATO ‘Okayed’ Turkey’s Downing Of Russian Jet

    11/27/2015 8:00:17 PM PST · by george76 · 147 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Aaron Klein
    EXCLUSIVE - Lebanese Official Claims To Breitbart: NATO 'Okayed' Turkey's Downing Of Russian Jet. [ Full title ]. Turkey could only have shot down a Russian Su-24 military jet after securing permission from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), charged Lebanon's Druze leader Walid Jumblatt in an exclusive interview with Breitbart. The Turks cannot afford to shoot down a Russian plane, being a member of NATO, without asking the permission of NATO. They have to ask NATO. It's NATO, said Jumblatt, a member of parliament and leader of Lebanon's Progressive Socialist Party. Jumblatt is considered the leader of Lebanon's historic...
  • Egyptian Intellectual: The Europeans Might Do to the Muslims What Hitler Did to the Jews

    11/26/2015 9:55:03 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 72 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 11/9/15 | Sky News Arabia (U.K./Abu Dhabi)
    In a TV debate, Egyptian intellectual Dr. Mamoun Fendy compared the Arab and Islamic communities in Europe to the ghettoes of the Jews prior to WWII and presented an extreme position: "that it's possible that the Europeans will do to the Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews." The debate aired on Sky News Arabia on November 19, 2015. Following are excerpts: Mamoun Fandy: Let me say something somewhat extreme about the Muslims living in the West, and I hope that we are talking about a worst case scenario. We have a "geography of extremism" in the West today. The...
  • Putin UNLEASHES hell!

    11/26/2015 7:25:44 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 146 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 11-26-2015 | Walid Shoebat
    While Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, Putin in his own style, sent a gift to the Turkmen who killed his pilot: hell, fire and brimstone coming from all directions; land, air and sea.
  • Report on whether Iran was making nuclear bomb won't be clear cut: U.N.

    11/26/2015 9:12:44 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:51am EST | François Murphy and Shadia Nasralla
    A U.N. report on whether Iran has in the past carried out work related to nuclear weapons will not reach a definitive conclusion on the subject, the chief of the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Thursday. The report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is required under a landmark deal between major powers and Iran, which provides for a lifting of sanctions against the Islamic Republic in exchange for restrictions on its nuclear program. A clear verdict that weapons-related work occurred would have made it difficult for the deal to proceed, but diplomats have said for weeks that they...
  • Emirates Secretly Sends Colombian Mercenaries to Fight in Yemen

    11/25/2015 5:33:52 PM PST · by Theoria · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 25 Nov 2015 | Emily B Hager and Mark Mazzett
    The United Arab Emirates has secretly dispatched hundreds of Colombian mercenaries to Yemen to fight in that country’s raging conflict, adding a volatile new element in a complex proxy war that has drawn in the United States and Iran. It is the first combat deployment for a foreign army that the Emirates has quietly built in the desert over the past five years, according to several people currently or formerly involved with the project. The program was once managed by a private company connected to Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater Worldwide, but the people involved in the effort said...
  • Amid terror wave, UN adopts six resolutions — all anti-Israel

    11/25/2015 11:30:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    INN ^ | 11/25/2015, 2:25 PM | Ari Soffer
    In a move dubbed "surreal" by a leading UN watchdog, and as a campaign of daily Palestinian terrorist attacks continues to target Israelis, the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday adopted six resolutions - all of which bar none condemned Israel. Not a single mention was made of the Palestinian attacks, which have left 22 Israelis dead and hundreds wounded, nor did any other countries - even serial human rights violators such as Saudi Arabia, Iran, Russia and others - receive any of the General Assembly's attention. More disturbingly still, five of the the UNGA resolutions were sponsored by the...
  • State Department: Iran Deal Is Not ‘Legally Binding’ and Iran Didn’t Sign It

    11/25/2015 11:45:47 AM PST · by GilGil · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/24/2015 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama didn’t require Iranian leaders to sign the nuclear deal that his team negotiated with the regime, and the deal is not “legally binding,” his administration acknowledged in a letter to Representative Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) obtained by National Review. “The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is not a treaty or an executive agreement, and is not a signed document,” wrote Julia Frifield, the State Department assistant secretary for legislative affairs, in the November 19 letter.
  • Obama pulls Kerry and Power from audience of Netanyahu's powerful UN speech

    10/02/2015 8:28:48 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Oct 2, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    n another slap in the face for Israel and its Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Obama pulled Secretary of State Kerry and U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power out of the General Assembly during Netanyahus powerful address. A large number of delegations walked out of the General Assembly for the speech,
  • Russian jet pilot says there were 'no warnings' by Turkey before plane was shot down

    11/25/2015 7:18:14 AM PST · by McGruff · 66 replies
    Daily Mirror ^ | 25 NOV 2015
    The surviving pilot of a Russian jet downed by Turkey has said there were no warnings before they were struck out of the sky, it's reported. Captain Konstantin Murakhtin told a Russian TV station that his plane was flying over Syrian territory and did not violate Turkish airspace. Speaking for the first time since the incident yesterday, the pilot said he knew the region like the back of his hand and "couldn't possibly have flown into Turkish airspace".
  • State Department: Iran Deal Is Not ‘Legally Binding’ and Iran Didn’t Sign It

    11/25/2015 7:20:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/25/2015 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama didn't require Iranian leaders to sign the nuclear deal that his team negotiated with the regime, and the deal is not "legally binding," his administration acknowledged in a letter to Representative Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) obtained by National Review. "The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is not a treaty or an executive agreement, and is not a signed document," wrote Julia Frifield, the State Department assistant secretary for legislative affairs, in the November 19 letter. Frifield wrote the letter in response to a letter Pompeo sent Secretary of State John Kerry, in which he observed that the...
  • Our children's future depends on us defeating Islamic extremism

    11/25/2015 6:38:22 AM PST · by Keyvan Salami · 6 replies
    Keyvan Salami
    The horrific scenes of ISIS attacking Paris brought us all to realize that the clear and present danger of the 21st century is none other than Islamic fundamentalism and extremism. Unfortunately, it reminded Americans of 9/11, Londoners of 7/7 and Madrid residents of the horrific 2004 metro bombings. It also acted as a wakeup call for people across the globe about how vulnerable our way of life is at the hands of fanatics that can easily cause havoc even in the leading capital of Europe. All these attacks were the works of one single enemy: Islamic fundamentalism and extremism. And...
  • The little-known group at the center of the Turkey-Russia crisis (He looks like an ISIS to me)

    11/24/2015 2:14:29 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 14 replies
    vox.com ^ | November 24, 2015, 2:50 p.m. ET | Jennifer Williams
    The little-known group at the center of the Turkey-Russia crisis Updated by Jennifer Williams on November 24, 2015, 2:50 p.m. ET @jenn_ruth jennifer@vox.com Jennifer R. Williams: How do you think this incident will affect Turkish-Russian relations? Henri Barkey: Until recently, the Turks and the Russians had succeeded in compartmentalizing their differences over Syria. Because they're on opposite sides: Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war, the Turks have tried to do everything they could to overthrow Assad, and Russia has done everything they could to keep Assad in power. But it didn't affect the relationship between [Turkish President Recep...
  • NATO envoys urge Turkey to show restraint after Russian warplane downed

    11/24/2015 10:26:01 AM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/24/15 | Brussels
    NATO ambassadors called on Ankara to show "cool-headedness" on Tuesday following an emergency meeting in Brussels, after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border, diplomats said. Diplomats present at the meeting told Reuters that while none of the 28 NATO envoys defended Russia's actions, many expressed concern that Turkey did not escort the Russian warplane out of its airspace Read more at Reutershttp://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/24/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-nato-idUSKBN0TD2C620151124#m2b70EOvHYEAqM8Z.99
  • Russia Escalates: Suspends Military Cooperation With Turkey, Moves Warship Off Coast

    11/24/2015 10:48:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/24/2015
    Despite demands from France's Hollande, America's Obama, and NATO's Stoltenberg that this situation not esclate, it appears Putin is not taking the shooting down of a fighter jet lying down. The seemingly cagey confirmation by NATO and Obama of Turkey's claims that Russia invaded its airspace has been rebuked by Russia which claims the Hmeimim airbase radar shows the attacking Turkish plane violating Syrian airspace. In response, Russia is moving a Cruiser 'Moskva' off the coast to strengthen air-defenses - just as French and US carriers are on their way. Here is The Turkish version mapping of the flight paths... Russia...
  • Russia deploys missile cruiser off Syria coast, ordered to destroy any target posing danger

    11/24/2015 10:49:46 AM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 24 replies
    RT ^ | 11/24/15
    Moscow plans to suspend military cooperation with Ankara after the downing of a Russian bomber by Turkish air forces, Russian General Staff representatives said on Tuesday. Further measures to beef up Russian air base security in Syria will also be taken. Follow LIVE UPDATES on Russian warplane shot down at Syria-Turkey border Sergey Rudskoy, a top official with the Russian General Staff, condemned the attack on the Russian bomber in Syrian airspace by a Turkish fighter jet as “a severe violation of international law”. He stressed that the Su-24 was downed over the Syrian territory. The crash site was four...
  • Obama: Turkey Has The Right To Defend Itself And Its Airspace

    11/24/2015 10:57:13 AM PST · by Fennie · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | November 24, 2015 | By Kevin Liptak
    Washington (CNN) - Turkey's downing of a Russian fighter plane shouldn't lead to futher wartime escalation in the region, President Barack Obama insisted at a press conference Tuesday. But he maintained Turkey had a right to defend its airspace and charged that Russian air activity near the Turkey-Syria border has been been an "ongoing problem."
  • Putin: Russia will not tolerate such crimes as attack against its Sukhoi-24 plane

    11/24/2015 1:08:06 PM PST · by fingers_crossed · 32 replies
    TASS Russian News Agency ^ | 11/24/2015 | Russian Politics & Diplomacy
    According to the president, the attack against Su-24 plane in Syria goes beyond normal struggle against terrorism, and it is "a stab in Russia’s back" delivered by "terrorism accomplices"
  • Here's What Russia Will Be Up Against If It Decides To Mess With Turkey

    11/24/2015 11:28:08 AM PST · by blam · 78 replies
    BI ^ | 11-24-2015 | Jeremy Wilson
    Jeremy WilsonNovember 24, 2015Following the downing of a Russian jet by the Turkish Air Force this morning, all eyes are on Turkey. It should come as no surprise that Turkey was capable of taking out a Russian jet so easily. Turkey's military uses cutting-edge equipment, including some bought in from the US and a surprising amount it builds at home. Here is some of the military hardware used by Turkey:(snip)
  • NATO ambassadors to Turkey: Why didn’t you just escort that Russian plane out of your airspace?

    11/24/2015 1:45:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/24/2015 | AllahPundit
    If you’re worried that Turkey’s going to use Article 5 of NATO to drag the U.S. and other western nations into a hot war with Russia, don’t be. Sounds from this response like NATO will fall apart before anyone goes to the mat for the Turks. NATO ambassadors called on Ankara to show “cool-headedness” on Tuesday following an emergency meeting in Brussels, after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border, diplomats said.Diplomats present at the meeting told Reuters that while none of the 28 NATO envoys defended Russia’s actions, many expressed concern that Turkey did not...
  • Outrage as military vehicles, equipment taken from officers in wake of Obama order

    11/24/2015 1:51:04 PM PST · by Wyrd bi ful ard · 106 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Nov 23 2015 | Adam Shaw
    Valuable vehicles and equipment are being yanked from law enforcement agencies across the country by the Obama administration in the wake of the president’s post-Ferguson order -- as sheriffs and lawmakers tell FoxNews.com the equipment is needed, and losing it could put officers and the communities they serve in danger. "These things are useful tools and the president taking them away will put more officers in jeopardy and at risk of harm or even death. I don’t know how he can sleep at night knowing his actions will have those repercussions," Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., told FoxNews.com. President Obama issued...
  • Turks Shoot Down Archduke Ferdinand's Jet as Obama's Abandonment of Iraq Causes Pain in the Mideast

    11/24/2015 1:01:15 PM PST · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 11-24-2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    Full Title: Turks Shoot Down Archduke Ferdinand's Jet as Obama's Abandonment of Iraq Causes More Pain in the Mideast BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Did you see where Turkey shot down a military jet of Archduke Ferdinand? Archduke Ferdinand's military jet shot down over... (interruption) It's just my way of saying what everybody thinks. You know, it is amazing to me, it really is... How? I don't know, what's the word? Unified? So you have Turkey shoots down a Russian jet, and you look at one place, you look at a hundred places and they say, "This is exactly how World War...
  • US F-15s in Turkey to protect Americans from Russian strikes: Official [11 Nov 15]

    11/24/2015 11:27:55 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 12 replies
    PressTV ^ | 15 Nov 15 | Unknown
    US fighter jets have been deployed in Turkey to protect slower American warplanes from potential Russian or Syrian attacks, a Pentagon official says. Six F-15C warplanes are tasked with providing cover for bomber, attack and cargo aircraft from threats posed by Syrian and Russian fighters, an unnamed US defense official told USA Today on Tuesday. The US Air Force B-1 bombers, A-10 and AC-130 attack planes, which are reportedly used in US-led strikes on Daesh (ISIL) positions in Syria, all fly at slow speeds and are vulnerable to attacks from enemy pilots, the official added. He added that cargo planes...
  • 'Sloppy' Russia Got 10 Warnings Before Turkish Shootdown, Says Defense Dept.

    11/24/2015 10:30:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/24/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    The spokesman for the coalition fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria confirmed to reporters at the Pentagon this morning that Turkey gave 10 warnings to Russian fighters before one was shot down over the Syrian border region today. Col. Steve Warren, the spokesman in Iraq for Operation Inherent Resolve, also said Russia greatly "exaggerated" its claims last week to have destroyed 500 ISIS oil tankers with airstrikes. Warren, stressing that the shootdown "is not an issue that involves Operation Inherent Resolve," confirmed two Turkish F-16s on border patrol "engaged" two Russian Su-24s. One Russian aircraft was shot down. The crew...
  • Here's what Russia will be up against if it decides to mess with Turkey

    11/24/2015 11:40:49 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 36 replies
    BI ^ | 24 Nov 15 | Jeremy Wilson
    Following the downing of a Russian jet by the Turkish air force this morning, all eyes are on Turkey. It should come as no surprise that Turkey was capable of taking out a Russian jet so easily. Turkey's military uses cutting-edge equipment, including some brought in from the US and a surprising amount it builds at home.
  • U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebels Destroy Russian Helicopter with CIA-Provided TOW Anti-Tank Missile

    11/24/2015 10:31:39 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-24-2015 | Patrick Poole
    An emergency NATO session has been called for later today following Turkey shooting down a Russian SU-24 aircraft earlier today -- reportedly the first incident of a NATO country shooting down a Russian or Soviet plane. But following that shoot-down as Russian rescue helicopters searched for the pilots of that airplane, at least one of the helicopters was destroyed by U.S.-backed Syrian rebels using a CIA-provided TOW anti-tank missile. The rebel group posted video of the destruction of the Russian helicopter: [VIDEO] In the video, the serial number of the missile stand can clearly be seen: [SCREENSHOT] As part of...
  • Russian rescue helicopter 'shot down by Syrian rebels' while searching for pilots of downed plane

    11/24/2015 10:35:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Mirror ^ | 11/24/2015
    A Russian rescue helicopter has been shot down by Syrian rebels while searching for pilots missing after Turkey downed a Russian jet. The helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing in a government-held area in Syria's Latakia province. A Syrian insurgent group, which uses U.S. Tow missiles, said its fighters hit the helicopter with an anti-tank missile. Video footage has emerged online appearing to show the helicopter after it crashed in dense woodland. Plumes of smoke can be seen coming from the aircraft. Vladmir Putin earlier warned Turkey of "significant consequences" after the Russian plane was shot down.
  • Turkey summons Russian envoy over bombing of Turkmens in Syria: PM

    11/20/2015 9:36:09 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11-20-2015 | Reuters Ankara
    Turkey has summoned Russia's ambassador in protest over the "intensive" bombing of Turkmen villages in northern Syria by Russian warplanes, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told reporters on Friday. In the meeting with the ambassador, Andrei Karlov, Turkey called for an immediate end to the Russian military operation, which is near the Turkish border, the foreign ministry said in a statement. "It was stressed that the Russian side's actions were not a fight against terror, but they bombed civilian Turkmen villages and this could lead to serious consequences," the foreign ministry said
  • Turkey arrests 8 ISIS suspects posing as ... Syrian refugees

    11/18/2015 8:12:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/18/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Barack Obama may have figured that he would catch political lightning in a bottle by belittling concerns over the prospect of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees just after the attacks in Paris, but his fellow Democrats aren’t exactly jumping to back his play. With his usual impeccable timing, Obama sneered at Republicans for being afraid of widows and orphans just before a female jihadist blew herself up in an attempt to stave off a raid in Paris. Not long afterward, Turkey announced that it had arrested eight men suspected of being ISIS terrorists, attempting to infiltrate Germany by posing as...
  • Turkey Warned French Twice About Attacker, Official Says

    11/16/2015 7:01:41 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 13 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 8:40 am ETNov 16, 2015 | Ceylan Yeginsu
    8:40 am ETNov 16, 2015 Mon Nov 16 2015 08:40:43 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time) Ceylan Yeginsu ANTALYA, Turkey Turkey Warned French Twice About Attacker, Official Says The Turkish authorities warned their French counterparts twice in the past year about one of the attackers, Ismaël Omar Mostefaï, a 29-year-old French citizen who was known by the authorities as someone who had radical Islamist beliefs, an official said on Monday. The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, in line with government protocol, said the government never heard back from France and only received an “information request” about Mr. Mostefaï after the...
  • Turkey 'down Russian warplane on Syria border'

    11/24/2015 1:05:58 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 46 replies
    BBC ^ | 8 minutes ago, 2015-11-24 | BBC
    Turkish warplanes have reportedly shot down a Russian military aircraft on the border with Syria. Russia's Interfax news agency cited the Russian defence ministry as saying that a Su-24 had crashed in northern Syria, and that its two pilots had ejected.