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  • LIVE - 2:30 EDT Announcement from John Kerry on Syria

    08/26/2013 11:15:10 AM PDT · by GraceG · 295 replies
    LIVE DISCUSSION THREAD
  • Navy ready to launch first strike on Syria [The Clown & Cameron Pretend to be Tough]

    08/25/2013 3:46:24 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 204 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 8/25/13 | Tim Ross and Ben Farmer
    Britain is planning to join forces with America and launch military action against Syria within days in response to the gas attack believed to have been carried out by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces against his own people.
  • U.S. Poised To Strike Syria With Missiles

    08/23/2013 3:55:24 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 156 replies
    CBS ^ | 8/23/13 | Charlie Kaya
    BREAKING. @CBSDavidMartin: US naval commander orders warships to move closer to Syria to be ready for possible Cruise missile strike.
  • Assad: ‘I will win, even if Damascus is destroyed’

    01/30/2013 7:24:06 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 12 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 1/23/2013 | ELHANAN MILLER
    The Israeli elections, President Obama’s inauguration speech and the violence in Syria all feature prominently in Arab news Tuesday. >>SNIP<< Quoting French sources, A-Sharq Al-Awsat quotes an exchange between Syrian President Bashar Assad and the international envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi. According to the daily, Brahimi told Assad that he could not remain in power and that the opposition could defeat him, but the cost may be the complete destruction of Damascus. To that, Assad reportedly answered “I will win the war, even if Damascus is destroyed.”
  • Black Sea Fleet ships ready to go to Syrian coast – General Staff (Pooty-Poot Russia)

    06/18/2012 6:45:56 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 23 replies
    ITAR-TASS via Drudge ^ | 22:55 15/06/2012 | Itar-Tass via Drudge
    MOSCOW, June 15 (Itar-Tass) —— A number of warships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet are prepared to go to Syria, the Russian General Staff told Itar-Tass on Friday. “The Mediterranean Sea is a zone of the Black Sea Fleet responsibility. Hence, warships may go there in the case it is necessary to protect the Russian logistics base in Tartous, Syria,” it said. “Several warships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, including large landing ships with marines aboard, are fully prepared to go on the voyage,” he said. The Cesar Kunikov large landing ship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet,...
  • Report: Assad threatens to attack Tel Aviv in case of NATO strike

    10/05/2011 4:52:32 AM PDT · by ChiefKD · 39 replies
    YNet News ^ | 10-04-2011
    In meeting with Turkish FM, Syrian president discusses possibility of NATO strike, says 'I won't need more than six hours to transfer hundreds of rockets to Golan to fire at Tel Aviv'
  • Dead Russian reporter was investigating arms sales to Iran, Syria

    03/06/2007 5:58:25 PM PST · by F15Eagle · 47 replies · 1,120+ views
    AFP via Yahoo! ^ | Tue Mar 6, 3:13 PM ET | AFP
    MOSCOW (AFP) - A Russian reporter who died after falling out of a window was investigating sales of weapons by Russia to Syria and Iran, his newspaper Kommersant said Tuesday. Ivan Safronov had told his newspaper that he had "received information" about the sale of Sukhoi-34 fighter jets to Syria and S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Iran via Belarus. The business daily said the arms were being sold "via Belarus to avoid the west accusing Russia of arming rogue states". Safronov, a former colonel, specialised in writing about the army and space. Russian prosecutors on Monday opened an investigation into the...