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  • Democratic Senator Tim Kaine: Obama Administration’s Strategy In Syria “A Joke”

    10/09/2015 11:07:26 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 8 replies
    Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia told radio host John Fredericks on Thursday that the Obama administration’s strategy in Syria is “a joke,” and called for humanitarian zones to be set up inside the war-torn country. “In Syria, the strategy’s a joke. You know, we do these one off actions like trying to train 30 people and put them back into a roiling civil war involving millions, no surprise, they get swallowed up in the civil war, killed, or captured, or defect immediately.”
  • Abbas Must Be Stopped

    10/09/2015 10:10:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    All the Palestinian terrorist attacks that have been carried out in recent weeks share one common feature. All the terrorists believe that by attacking Jews they are protecting the Temple Mount from destruction. And why shouldn’t they believe this obscenity? Everywhere they go, every time they turn on their televisions, read the paper, go to school or the mosque they are told that the Jews are destroying al-Aksa Mosque. Al-Aksa, they are told, is in danger. They must take up arms to defend it from the Jews, whatever the cost. One man stands at the center of this blood libel....
  • Islamic State claims gains in Aleppo province during chaotic fight

    10/09/2015 10:52:02 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | October 9, 2015 | By Thomas Joscelyn
    The Islamic State has issued a statement claiming that its fighters have seized key several towns north of the city of Aleppo. In addition, the group’s propaganda arm has released a series of photos documenting its newly-gained territory. Abu Bakr al Baghdadi’s organization made few gains in the Aleppo province over the preceding months, as a complex multi-sided fight had prevented the “caliphate” from claiming any definitive victories. But Russia’s intervention has changed the balance of power, even if only temporarily. It remains to be seen if the Islamic State’s surge in the province results in long-lasting territorial gains. However,...
  • Obama Weighs "Syria Retreat" As White House Ends Training Of Moderate Rebels

    10/09/2015 10:53:13 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/9/2015 | Submitted by Tyler Durden
    This past weekend we called Obama's latest failed attempt to replace Syria's president (after a comparable attempt in 2013 also ended in failure) for what it is: "Make no mistake, this is shaping up to be the most spectacular US foreign policy debacle since Vietnam - and we don't think that's an exaggeration." Some of our high level observations: The US, in conjunction with Saudi Arabia and Qatar, attempted to train and support Sunni extremists to overthrow the Assad regime. Some of those Sunni extremists ended up going crazy and declaring a Medeival caliphate putting the Pentagon and Langley in...
  • America Yawns as Jews Die [Christians too]

    10/09/2015 11:05:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Commentary ^ | Oct. 7, 2015 | Oct. 7, 2015
    With each passing day, it becomes a clear that Israel is experiencing a wave of terror unseen since the dark days of the second intifada over a decade ago. There have been stabbing incidents on the streets of Jerusalem and even now in other parts of the country. Snipers, gasoline bombs, and gangs armed with lethal rocks are assaulting Jews driving on the roads in the West Bank. But as the toll of casualties rises, the reaction from the U.S. government and the international media is cool, detached indifference. The best the State Department can do in reaction to the...
  • Ted Cruz: How U.S. must push back Putin in Syria (Cruz-Op Ed- CNN)

    10/09/2015 9:49:11 AM PDT · by VinL · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/9/15 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    Over the last week, the world has once again looked on aghast as President Vladimir Putin has taken violent advantage of regional instability to re-establish Russia's influence, this time in the Middle East. Despite promises to join the United States in a counterterrorism effort against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Putin is on a mission to protect Russian assets in the Mediterranean by propping up his client, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Ted Cruz Ted Cruz Meanwhile, the Obama administration has been caught flat-footed as Putin's actions threaten to inflame and destabilize an already acute crisis. Enough already. We don't need...
  • Russia’s Giving ISIS An Air Force

    10/09/2015 4:23:45 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 80 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10.08.15 | Michael Weiss
    Putin’s air campaign in Syria is not only supporting Assad, it’s giving cover to fighters from the so-called Islamic State. Last June, the U.S. embassy in Damascus accused Bashar al-Assad’s air force of clearing a path for an ISIS advance on Syrian rebels in the Aleppo town of Azaz. “Reports indicate that the regime is making air strikes in support of [ISIS’s] advance on Aleppo, aiding extremists against Syrian population,” the embassy account tweeted, following up with a broader accusation: “We have long seen that the regime avoids [ISIS] lines, in complete contradiction to the regime’s claims to be fighting...
  • BP wins two Iranian oilfield development projects: source

    10/08/2015 8:31:40 PM PDT · by jonatron · 15 replies
    The Tehran Times ^ | 10/8/2015 | Tehran Times Economic Desk
    TEHRAN - Iran has left the development of two oilfields to the energy giant British Petroleum (BP), an informed source told the Tasnim News Agency on the condition of anonymity. The announcement is a follow-up to the September meeting between Iranian Oil Ministry officials and BP top managers, where the Iranian side headed by Amir Hossein Zamani Nia, the deputy oil minister for international affairs and trade, agreed to transfer the development of two oilfields to BP based on the new model of Iranian oil contracts, known as Integrated Petroleum Contract (IPC), which is due to be unveiled soon. ---snip---...
  • Israel to provide Russia with intelligence about Syrian opposition

    10/09/2015 8:17:57 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 27 replies
    Israel will provide Russia with intelligence information about opposition sites in Syria to facilitate Moscow’s military operations, Channel 2TV has reported. The Israeli network said that a senior delegation of Russian army officials will arrive in Israel on Tuesday to coordinate the military cooperation. The delegation will be led by First Deputy Chief of General Staff General Nikolai Bogdanovsky, who will meet his Israeli counterpart, Major-General Yair Golan as well as senior officials in Israeli military intelligence, the air force and the Mossad. Channel 2 noted that the visit follows the meeting between Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(10/9/15)[Prayer]

    10/09/2015 5:00:56 AM PDT · by left that other site · 11 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 10/9/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible John the Baptist 1 The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah,the Son of God, 2 as it is written in Isaiah the prophet: “I will send my messenger ahead of you,    who will prepare your way”
3 “a voice of one calling in the wilderness,‘Prepare the way for the Lord,    make straight paths for him.’” 4 And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5 The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him. Confessing their sins,...
  • Ex-Mid East Adviser: 'Combative' Rice Harmed Israel Relations

    10/08/2015 10:29:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    inn ^ | 10/8/15 | Ari Yashar
    Dennis Ross, who served as US President Barack Obama's Middle East adviser from 2009 to 2011, has revealed in a new book to be published next week that national security adviser Susan Rice is largely responsible for worsening ties with Israel amid the controversial Iran nuclear deal. In his new book "Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship From Truman to Obama,” excerpts of which were posted by Politico on Thursday, Ross writes that Rice's "combative mind-set" made relations between Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu even worse than they were. For one thing, the ex-Middle East adviser reveals that Rice...
  • Ready or Not, the Third Intifada May Be Here

    10/08/2015 6:51:30 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 4 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 8, 2015 | ADAM CHANDLER
    For more than a year, there’s been sustained debate about whether the ongoing tensions and fits of violence in Israel, the West Bank, and in particular, Jerusalem, would fully culminate in a third Palestinian uprising. In recent months, amid failed peace talks, continued fallout from the latest war in Gaza, politically motivated riots and car attacks, deadly rock-throwing and deadly responses to rock-throwing, stabbings, fatal arson and shootings, clashes at holy sites, the expansion of settlements and price-tag attacks, the rhetorical canceling of both previous peace deals, and the future peace process, the answer seems to increasingly be this: A...
  • CRUZ: We Have No Business Getting in the Middle of the Syrian Civil War; Goal Should be to Defeat...

    10/08/2015 3:02:26 PM PDT · by Isara · 31 replies ^ | 10/08/15
    ICYMI: CRUZ: We Have No Business Getting in the Middle of the Syrian Civil War; Goal Should be to Defeat ISIS Speaks with WRKO’s Jeff KuhnerHOUSTON, Texas – Today U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, spoke with The Kuhner Report regarding the Obama administration’s disastrous foreign policy, the 2016 presidential race and the President’s decision to politicize the tragedy in Oregon.Below is an excerpt. Listen to the full interview here:Ted Cruz on the Kuhner Report (Audio)“I think it would be a mistake to get involved in the Syrian civil war. There have been voices in Washington eager for us to send...
  • The Conventional Wisdom on Putin is Dangerously Wrong It's not about 'order'—it's about empire

    10/08/2015 5:28:01 AM PDT · by lbryce · 17 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | October 8,2015 | Aaron Mclean
    The official Washington line on Vladimir Putin’s military action is as follows: It is a mistake, demonstrating Russian weakness, sure to get the Russian military stuck in a “quagmire,” according to President Obama. Josh Earnest, the president’s press secretary, took that observation one further, comparing Putin’s policies to those of the Bush administration (the sickest of White House burns) by arguing the Russians “will not succeed in imposing a military solution” just as the U.S. did not succeed in imposing one in Iraq. Adopting the characteristic snark of his boss, at a later press conference Earnest assessed Putin not to...
  • Russia says it’s bombing ISIS in Syria. This map shows it’s lying.

    10/08/2015 10:05:57 AM PDT · by Sam's Army · 60 replies
    Vox ^ | October 7, 2015 | Zack Beauchamp
    When Russia started bombing in Syria last week, it said it was targeting ISIS — a claim it's stuck to pretty consistently in the past week. But this map of Russian airstrikes in Syria so far, put together by the Levantine Group, tells a very different story. The Levantine Group's analysts used a proprietary network of sources, cross-checked with open-source media and information released by the Russian Ministry of Defense, to determine the locations hit by Russian planes. This map shows those strikes overlaid on territory controlled by Bashar al-Assad's regime, by anti-Assad rebels, by ISIS, and by Kurdish forces....
  • How to Roll Back Russia

    10/08/2015 1:22:17 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 108 replies
    Commentary ^ | 7 Oct 15 | Max Boot
    28 Shares A Every day seems to bring an escalation of the Russian military involvement in Syria. First it was airstrikes from more than 30 warplanes that Russia has positioned in Syria. Now it’s cruise missile strikes from warships in the Caspian Sea. Soon, if hints from Moscow are to be believed, Russian “volunteers” — a.k.a. “Little Green Men” — will be showing up in Syria to engage in ground combat alongside Iranian and Assad forces. President Obama can pretend that this is no big deal and that Russia is getting sucked into a quagmire, but this is a serious...
  • Beware Putin and His 'Anti-Hitler Coalition'

    10/08/2015 3:58:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Contrary to the principles of American foreign policy of the last 70 years, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry tacitly invited Russia to "help" monitor things in the Middle East. Now they are learning that there are lots of Middle East scenarios far worse than the relative quiet Iraq that the Obama administration inherited in January 2009 -- and soon abandoned.</p>
  • Muslim refugee riots ignored in U.S. media blackout

    10/08/2015 3:17:38 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 30 replies
    WND ^ | Leo Hohmann
    Sweden, seen by many American progressives as the model of multiculturalism and tolerance, has erupted into an orgy of violence as gangs of rioting immigrants took to the streets for a fifth consecutive night Tuesday in Stockholm. The latest reports indicate the riots are now spreading to the country’s two other major cities – Gothenburg and Malmo. Sweden, along with Germany, make up Europe’s two most generous welfare states. They are also the most welcoming of Islamic immigrants, more than a million of which have flooded into the continent this year from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and North Africa. The...
  • NATO chief says prepared to send troops to defend Turkey [New title/text at URL]

    10/08/2015 2:49:56 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 52 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 8, 2015 | Robin Emmott
    <p>NATO said it was prepared to send troops to Turkey to defend its ally after violations of Turkish airspace by Russian jets bombing Syria and Britain scolded Moscow for escalating a civil war that has already killed 250,000 people.</p> <p>Officials at the U.S.-led alliance are still smarting from Russia's weekend incursions into Turkey's airspace near northern Syria and NATO defense ministers are meeting in Brussels with the agenda likely to be dominated by the Syria crisis.</p>
  • Potentially game-changing oil reserves discovered in Israel

    10/08/2015 11:18:23 AM PDT · by Gatortale · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 8 2015 | Paul Aster
    HAIFA, Israel – After Israel complained for years that it was surrounded by oil-rich states but didn’t have a drop within its own borders, it appears there’s a big-time turnaround with the announcement Wednesday that massive oil reserves have been located in the Golan Heights,close to the country’s border with Syria.
  • Obama Admin’s Iran Point Man Promotes Anti-Israel Conspiracy Theories

    10/08/2015 7:20:06 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 8, 2015
    A State Department official closely involved in the Obama administration’s Iran push has been promoting publications from anti-Semitic conspiracy sites and other radical websites that demonize American Jewish groups and Israel, according to sources and documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Alan Eyre, the State Department’s Persian-language spokesman and a member of the negotiating delegation that struck a nuclear deal with Iran earlier this year, has in recent months disseminated articles that linked American-Jewish skeptics of the deal to shadowy financial networks, sought to soften the image of Iranian terrorists with American blood on their hands, and linked deal...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(10/8/15)[Prayer]

    10/08/2015 4:58:19 AM PDT · by left that other site · 13 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 10/8/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible John the Baptist 7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he said to them: “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? 8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. 9 And do not think you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. 10 The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Russian jets 'intercept' US predator drones over Syria, officials say

    10/08/2015 12:14:20 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 8 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2015 October 07 | Lucas Tomlinson, Jennifer Griffin
    Russian fighter jets shadowed U.S. predator drones on at least three separate occasions high above Syria since the start of Russia's air campaign last week, according to two U.S. officials briefed on this latest intelligence from the region. Meanwhile, U.S. Navy Captain Jeff Davis told reporters a U.S. aircraft flying over Syria had to be rerouted to avoid a Russian fighter jet at least once. "We have taken action to maintain safe separation," Davis said, adding that the U.S. aircraft "changed path a little bit." He did not disclose which type of U.S. aircraft was involved. U.S. officials tell Fox...
  • Hollande warns of total war if MidEast conflict not solved

    10/07/2015 1:08:56 PM PDT · by traumer · 16 replies
    Europe must live up to the challenge of an upheaval that has forced hundreds of thousands of refugees to flee Syria, where everyone including Iran, Russia and the West must seek a political solution, French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday. Speaking alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Hollande said the risk of failure was "total war" and that Europe, if slow to grasp the scale of the refugee exodus, had now made a start. As for Syria, Hollande reiterated the Paris line that any solution for Syria had to be based on...
  • Saudi Arabia cuts oil prices amid OPEC price war

    10/07/2015 12:50:47 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 30 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 04 October 2015 | Benoit Faucon
    Saudi Arabia on Sunday made deep reductions to the prices it charges for its oil, hard on the heels of cuts last month by rival producers in the Gulf. With U.S. production still increasing despite lower oil prices, members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries are battling to keep their share of the last growing markets in Asia. In a list of official prices sent to customers, state-oil company Saudi Aramco cut the price of its light-crude deliveries to Asia by $1.7 a barrel. As a result, it switched to a discount of $1.6 a barrel against the...
  • Suitcase nukes closer to fiction than reality

    10/07/2015 8:44:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/06/2015
    Members of Congress have warned about the dangers of suitcase nuclear weapons. Hollywood has made television shows and movies about them. Even the Federal Emergency Management Agency has alerted Americans to a threat — information the White House includes on its website. But government experts and intelligence officials say such a threat gets vastly more attention than it deserves. These officials said a true suitcase nuke would be highly complex to produce, require significant upkeep and cost a small fortune. Counterproliferation authorities do not completely rule out the possibility that these portable devices once existed. But they do not think...
  • Kasparov: Putin's Goal in Syria Is Chaos

    10/07/2015 11:52:13 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 25 replies
    newsweek ^ | 10/7 | kasparov
    ...The greatest danger isn't in confronting Putin, it's in waiting so long to do so that the stakes will be incredibly high. The longer we wait, the more confident he becomes and the more dangerous the eventual confrontation will be. Stopping Putin will be harder now than it would have been two years ago, but easier than it will be a year from now.
  • Report: President Erdogan's son has settled in Italy with his family

    10/07/2015 11:14:38 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Todays Zaman ^ | Tuesday, October 06, 2015 | unattributed
    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's younger son Bilal Erdogan, who was one of the prime suspects in Turkey's largest corruption case ever which was revealed on Dec. 17-25, 2013, has settled in the city of Bologna in Italy, along with his wife and children following the June 7 parliamentary election in which the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) that President Erdogan founded lost its majority in Parliament, a Turkish daily has reported. According to the Cumhuriyet daily, Erdogan's son moved to Italy following the election to continue his Ph.D. education at Johns Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in...
  • Nuclear smugglers sought extremist buyers

    10/07/2015 8:23:34 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 7 , 2015
    Gangs with suspected Russian ties sought to sell radioactive material through Moldova to buyers from the Middle East, including the Islamic State group. CHISINAU, Moldova — In the backwaters of Eastern Europe, authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts in the past five years by gangs with suspected Russian connections that sought to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists, The Associated Press has learned. The latest known case came in February this year, when a smuggler offered a huge cache of deadly cesium — enough to contaminate several city blocks — and specifically sought a buyer from...
  • Ted Cruz on Syria: We should STOP engaging in the fiction of trying to find ‘moderate rebels’

    10/07/2015 8:55:32 AM PDT · by Isara · 25 replies
    Ted Cruz You Tube Account via The Right Scoop ^ | Published on October 7, 2015 by
    Ted Cruz weighed in on Syria this morning and the recent escalation by Russia to support Assad and Iran. He says at this point we should stop trying to bring Sunnis and Shias together to act like brothers and lay down their arms and that we should stop engaging in the fiction of trying to find ‘moderate rebels’ to train and support. Cruz says our focus should be ISIS and we should target and destroy them with overwhelming air power.Watch: Video
  • Iranian Terrorist Attack Against U.S. Revealed-How Bill Clinton concealed it from the public

    10/07/2015 5:13:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 7, 2015 | Arnold Ahlert
    Iranian Terrorist Attack Against U.S. Revealed How Bill Clinton concealed it from the public and U.S. intelligence. October 7, 2015 Arnold Ahlert    A bombshell report by the Washington Times reveals that fecklessness in the face of terror isn’t a condition exclusive to the Obama administration. "Bill Clinton’s administration gathered enough evidence to send a top-secret communique accusing Iran of facilitating the deadly 1996 Khobar Towers terrorist bombing,” the Times states, "but suppressed that information from the American public and some elements of U.S. intelligence for fear it would lead to an outcry for reprisal, according to documents and interviews.” Nineteen American...
  • Netanyahu: 'We’re in the midst of a wave of terror'

    10/07/2015 10:35:23 AM PDT · by amorphous · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7 OCT 2015 | TOVAH LAZAROFF
    Netanyahu says the best way to defeat terror is by maintaining composure and national resilience. “We’re in the midst of a wave of terror,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday, after a week in which Palestinian violence against Israelis spiked. Three incidents occurred just on Wednesday alone, in which Israelis were stabbed and stoned by Palestinians in Kiryat Gat, Jerusalem and the West Bank road that leads to the capital’s Har Homa neighborhood.
  • Palestinians Gone Wild: One Stabbing Attack After Another

    10/07/2015 6:40:42 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-07-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Earlier this morning a Palestinian woman stabbed an Israeli civilian in the back. Luckily, the victim was armed. He was able to save his own life by shooting his attacker. The terrorist attack was carried out at Jerusalem’s Lion’s Gate in the Old City. Although some details remain unclear, police say the victim of the stabbing was a 36-year old man. The perpetrator, an 18 year-old Palestinian woman, lightly wounded the man. Thankfully, the intended victim was armed. He turned around and shot the terrorist trying to kill him. United Hatzala paramedic Haim Attias was one of the first people...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(10/7/15)[Prayer]

    10/07/2015 6:01:32 AM PDT · by left that other site · 11 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 10/7/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible John the Baptist 3 In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea 2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” 3 This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord,     make straight paths for him.’”[a] 4 John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey. 5 People went out to him from Jerusalem and...
  • Huge oil discovery on Golan Heights

    10/07/2015 3:29:07 AM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 26 replies
    Globes English ^ | 07/10/2015 | Globes correspondent
    Estimates are that the amount of oil found will make Israel self sufficient for very many years to come. After more than a year of round-the-clock drilling, large amounts of oil have been found on the Golan Heights. Estimates are that the amount of oil discovered will make Israel self sufficient for very many years to come. Afek Oil and Gas chief geologist Dr. Yuval Bartov told Channel 2 News, "We are talking about a strata which is 350 meters thick and what is important is the thickness and the porosity. On average in the world strata are 20-30 meters...
  • State Dept confronted over Israel criticism in light of Afghan bombing

    10/06/2015 11:11:51 PM PDT · by InMemoriam · 6 replies | October 6, 2015 | UNWatch
    Matt Lee questions Mark Toner on the parallels between the Kunduz bombing and the Israeli shelling of a UNRWA school.
  • Who is next in line? Afghanistan wants Russia's help too!!!

    Kabul needs Russian help in the fight against terrorist group "Islamic state". This was announced by the first Vice-President of Afghanistan General Abdul Rashid Dostum following the meeting with the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov. "Dostum said that ISIS is trying to make its foothold in Afghanistan. To prevent this threat Kabul needs Russian support, as in Syria. We are confident that the Russian leadership will make a positive decision in this matter," — wrote Kadyrov on his social network page. He also said that economic, trade and cultural cooperation was discussed at the meeting. On September 30th, Russian air...
  • Russia carving out a fortress for Assad, say experts

    10/06/2015 7:36:49 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 12 replies
    AFP ^ | October 6, 2015 | Valérie Leroux, Eric Randolph
    The contours of Russia's strategy in Syria are emerging as it tries to carve out a rebel-free zone for Bashar al-Assad's regime and shut out Western forces from his air space.
  • The Obama Vendetta Against Netanyahu

    10/06/2015 3:00:57 AM PDT · by billorites · 22 replies
    Council on Foreign Relations ^ | October 2, 2015 | Elliot Abrams
    When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to the UN General Assembly this week, neither Secretary of State Kerry nor even our UN Ambassador, Samantha Power, was present. Why not? The State Department has said Kerry was involved in some kind of conference call or video conference with the White House. OK, let’s call that plausible. What about Power? Rick Grenell, for years the spokesman at the US Mission to the UN and a very well-informed observer, tweeted yesterday that Power was instructed to stay away. Think of how petty that instruction, which can only have come from the White...
  • Syria conflict: Turkey summons Russian ambassador a second time

    10/05/2015 8:14:58 PM PDT · by amorphous · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 5 Oct 2015
    Turkey has again summoned the Russian ambassador after a second violation of its airspace by a Russian warplane operating in Syria in two days. It did the same after the first violation on Saturday, after which two Turkish F-16 jets were scrambled. Turkey said the second violation occurred on Sunday. Nato has urged Russia to end air strikes "on the Syrian opposition and civilians". Russia says it is targeting Islamic State and other Islamists.
  • Putin has sent the feared Spetsnaz special forces into Syria to bail out Assad

    10/06/2015 12:47:12 AM PDT · by 100American · 42 replies ^ | 5 OCT 2015 | CHRIS HUGHES
    Russia has sent its crack special troops into Syria to back up ­ President Bashar al-Assad’s bid to wipe out his opposition. Vladimir Putin’s feared Spetsnaz unit and a covert para battalion ghosted into the war-torn country and are preparing for an all-out assault on rebels fighting the regime – including moderate units such as the western-backed Free Syrian Army. A military source said: “Putin’s marines are there to guard the airbases they are using against ­sabotage by rebels. "But Spetsnaz and air-assault troops are not there to provide security to static objects, they are extremely aggressive and highly trained....
  • Russia Is Bombing Ambulances in Syria

    10/06/2015 12:07:39 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 62 replies ^ | 10.06.151:08 AM ET | Michael Weiss
    Hunted 10.06.151:08 AM ET Russia Is Bombing Ambulances in Syria Michael Weiss On the same day the U.S. struck a hospital in Afghanistan, Putin’s pilots struck medical facilities and vehicles nowhere near ISIS. Dr. Ammar Martini has a simple question he would like answered: “Why are the Russians bombing my hospitals and ambulances?” One of the cofounders of Orient Humanitarian Relief, a non-profit that provides medical treatment and educational services in northern and central Syria, Martini was recounting to The Daily Beast how Russian airstrikes in the Idlib countryside Saturday destroyed a part of his emergency ambulance center. “They destroyed...
  • Russia says militants in Syria are moving armour close to mosques

    10/06/2015 11:51:43 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 59 replies ^ | 10/06/2015 | Reuters
    Russia says militants in Syria are moving armour close to mosques Reuters – 1 hour 13 minutes ago. MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian defence ministry said its planes had struck 12 Islamic State targets in Syria on Tuesday, saying the militants had begun to move their weapons and armoured vehicles into residential areas to try to protect them. ... "The terrorists are undertaking efforts to move their weapons into the residential areas of cities," the ministry said. "As a rule the militants place armoured vehicles close to mosques knowing very well that we would never target them (mosques)." ... "We...
  • Israel to provide Russia with intelligence about Syrian opposition

    10/06/2015 11:45:41 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 42 replies ^ | Tuesday, 06 October 2015 10:30 |
    Israel to provide Russia with intelligence about Syrian opposition . Tuesday, 06 October 2015 10:30 Israel will provide Russia with intelligence information about opposition sites in Syria to facilitate Moscow’s military operations, Channel 2TV has reported. The Israeli network said that a senior delegation of Russian army officials will arrive in Israel on Tuesday to coordinate the military cooperation. The delegation will be led by First Deputy Chief of General Staff General Nikolai Bogdanovsky, who will meet his Israeli counterpart, Major-General Yair Golan as well as senior officials in Israeli military intelligence, the air force and the Mossad. Channel 2...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(10/6/15)[Prayer]

    10/06/2015 6:28:37 AM PDT · by left that other site · 11 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 10/6/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible John the Baptist 67 His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied: 68 “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,     because he has come to his people and redeemed them. 69 He has raised up a horn of salvation for us     in the house of his servant David 70 (as he said through his holy prophets of long ago), 71 salvation from our enemies     and from the hand of all who hate us— 72 to show mercy to our ancestors     and to remember his holy covenant, 73     the oath he...
  • Arabs Who Spat At, Kicked Terror Victim to be Prosecuted

    10/05/2015 4:12:11 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/10/15 | Ben Porat
    Thanks to near-complete video camera coverage in Jerusalem's Old City, the identities of Arabs who mocked, kicked, and hit Adelle Banita-Bennett as she staggered through the streets of Jerusalem's Old City are known, and they will be prosecuted, Israeli officials said. A Channel 2 report Monday night said the identities of the Arabs who thought that Banita-Bennett's life-threatening injuries were “funny” will be brought to trial for incitement, failing to offer assistance, and acting as accomplices in an attempted murder. On Sunday afternoon, the Adelle Banita-Bennett, widow of Aharon Banita-Bennett, who herself was seriously injured in the stabbing attack Saturday...
  • Israeli PM vows 'strong action' against Palestinian unrest

    10/05/2015 3:50:10 PM PDT · by McGruff · 5 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 5, 2015 | IAN DEITCH and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Monday that he will use a "strong hand" to quell violent Palestinian protests and deadly attacks, signaling that the current round of violence is bound to escalate at a time when a political solution to the conflict is increasingly distant. Netanyahu said he has sent thousands more soldiers and police to the West Bank and Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem and that "we are allowing our forces to take strong action against those who throw rocks and firebombs." He said restrictions limiting what security forces can do were being lifted, but did not elaborate.
  • Abbas: Palestinian Violence 'Helps' Israel

    10/05/2015 3:06:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/10/15 | Yaakov Levi
    Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas on Monday called for calm, saying Israel was “benefiting” from Palestinian violence, and has ordered Palestinian Authority security forces to arrest rioters and prevent the outbreak of violence in PA villages. The reason, he told members of his cabinet, had nothing to do with cooperating with Israel, but to prevent Israel from “taking advantage of violence to attack innocent Palestinians and to drag the entire region into violence.” A PA cabinet official told Arab media that while it was understandable that Palestinians would want to attack Israelis “because of their crimes, we must remember that...
  • Bill Clinton White House suppressed evidence of Iran’s terrorism

    10/05/2015 5:23:40 PM PDT · by John W · 63 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 5, 2015 | John Solomon
    Bill Clinton’s administration gathered enough evidence to send a top-secret communique accusing Iran of facilitating the deadly 1996 Khobar Towers terrorist bombing, but suppressed that information from the American public and some elements of U.S. intelligence for fear it would lead to an outcry for reprisal, according to documents and interviews. Before Mr. Clinton left office, the intelligence pointing toward Iran’s involvement in the terror attack in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 U.S. servicemen and wounded hundreds was deemed both extensive and “credible,” memos show.
  • Iran: Missiles Pointed at U.S. Targets; Iran, Russia, Syria, Iraq form joint war room

    10/05/2015 5:17:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 5, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    A senior Iranian military leader warned this weekend that “all U.S. military bases in the Middle East are within the range of” Iran’s missiles and emphasized that the Islamic Republic will continue to break international bans on the construction of ballistic missiles. Much of this missile work, like the details of Iran’s advanced arsenal, remains secret, according to Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force. Hajizadeh dismissed the threat of military action by the United States, warning that all U.S. assets and allies are in range of Iran’s current missile arsenal, according to...