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  • Sr. WH Official on Libya: Obama 'straining' truth; "Huge gamble" may benefit al Qaeda

    03/21/2011 12:55:43 PM PDT · by kristinn · 26 replies
    Monday, March 21, 2011 | Kristinn
    Well, that didn't take long. A "senior Obama administration official" is breaking ranks to call out his boss in Time magazine about Libya.In an article published online Sunday night, Time writer Massimo Calabresi buries the lede by holding the bombshell quotes until the fourth paragraph, preferring to write about himself the first three.The quotes have the official all but calling Obama a liar over his stated reasons for going to war in Libya. The article also has the official saying Obama is knowingly taking a "huge gamble" because al Qaeda has cells in Libya that could benefit from the the...
  • Merkel calls for no-fly zone as Russian jets hassle Luftwaffe (over Syria)

    02/16/2016 2:49:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 16 Feb 2016 08:09 GMT+01:00 | (AFP/The Local)
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday backed a call from Turkey for a no-fly zone over parts of Syria, saying it would alleviate the situation of displaced Syrians. "In the current situation it would be helpful, if there could be such an area, where none of the parties are allowed to launch aerial attacks, that is to say, a kind of no-fly zone," she told the daily Stuttgarter Zeitung, when asked about opening up such areas to host people fleeing fighting in the war-torn country. Merkel's call came on the same day that the Luftwaffe (German air force) confirmed Russian...
  • Fly Me to the Moon

    01/07/2016 5:37:59 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/07/16 | Dr. Robert Owens
    We may not like reality but reality is reality none-the-less Some of our more bellicose presidential candidates want a no-fly zone in Syria. Some are adamant about it, and some are nonchalant but make no mistake however they express it a no-fly zone in Syria is not a tool in the war against ISIS. ISIS doesn’t have an air force. A no-fly zone in Syria can only be aimed at Russia who is flying in the area of the desired zone and the air force of the legitimate government of Syria. Now we may say that the government of Bashar...
  • Question for John McCain, Ben Carson, Hillary, etc. (vanity)

    11/17/2015 8:12:10 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 7 replies
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    Many folks have been saying that the U.S. should establish a no-fly zone in Syria, and shoot down any Russian plane that violates that zone. Now Fox News is reporting that French planes have joined Russian planes in the attack on ISIS. Suppose John, Ben, and Hillary had their way. Would the U.S. have to also shoot down any French plane that violated the zone?
  • Carson: If Russian Planes Enter No-Fly Zone ‘You Shoot Them Down’

    11/12/2015 4:20:17 PM PST · by springwater13 · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/12/2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on the “Simon Conway Show,” Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson said the United States should establish a no-fly zone at the Turkish-Syrian border and shoot down any Russian plane that enters it. Carson said, “If they do come into that area—after you have given them adequate warning, after we’ve talked to Putin—you shoot them down. Absolutely.” he added, “Whatever happens next, we deal with it. But we can’t continue backing down because in the long run, that will hurt us.”
  • Likud MK proposes: Boycott the boycotters

    11/08/2015 4:35:54 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/11/15 | Shimon Cohen
    In response to the European Union’s plan to label Israeli products manufactured in Judea and Samaria, MK Miki Zohar (Likud) has submitted a bill to the Knesset that would see products from countries that label Israeli products being labeled themselves. “We will label every product which comes from a country which is boycotting us. I think it would be appropriate if the public knows that the country that sends the product to us is daring to boycott us," Zohar told Arutz Sheva about his initiative on Sunday. .....
  • Rocket attack on UK tour jet: Pilot with 189 passengers dodged missile above Sharm El Sheikh

    11/06/2015 3:43:00 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11-7-2015 | Richard Mardsen
    - The Thomson flight from London Stansted only took evasive action - The pilot had spotted the missile speeding through the air - Holidaymakers were not told they had been seconds from disaster - It was just two months before a Metrojet plane crash in Sinai, killing 224 A British plane carrying 189 passengers came within 1,000ft of a rocket as it approached Sharm El Sheikh, it emerged last night. The Thomson flight from London Stansted only took evasive action after the pilot spotted the missile speeding through the air. The jet landed safely, and holidaymakers were not told they...
  • Carson: Syria plan would focus on Putin

    11/01/2015 11:36:05 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun Nov 1, 2015 | Tom LoBianco
    Washington (CNN)Ben Carson laid out his plan for handling war-torn Syria on Sunday, with a heavy focus on Russian President Vladimir Putin. "My much bigger plan involves, you know, Putin and Iran also," Carson said on ABC's "This Week" Sunday. "Those are the forces that are propping up the Assad regime. And even though Putin came in there and said he was going to fight ISIS, he's really fighting the anti-Assad forces. What we need to be thinking about is how do we oppose him?" It's a tricky situation for whoever will take the White House next year: finding a...
  • Another Black Swan? Turkey Holds Snap Elections Amid NATO-Backed Civil War

    10/31/2015 8:22:26 PM PDT · by amorphous · 16 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 31 Oct 2015 | Tyler
    There is a potential black swan event taking place in Turkey on Sunday and no one seems to care. That is, the media isn’t devoting nearly enough coverage to Turkish elections considering the impact the outcome will invariably have on the situation in Syria, on the fate of the lira, and on the Pentagons strategy with regard to embedding spec ops with the YPG. As a reminder, Turkey held elections back in June and the outcome did not please President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. AKP lost its absolute majority in parliament thanks in no small part to a relatively strong showing...
  • Putin Bombs Our Allies in Syria

    09/30/2015 2:59:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 30, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, Syria. Let me see if I can make sense of this for you. 'Cause what's happening in Syria, based on what we learned yesterday about Putin -- and what he said to the UN about us abandoning our role, our moral leadership there -- as best I have been able to assemble this, here is what's happening. Over the past few weeks we have learned that Russia is sending military planes and soldiers to Syria. We didn't like it. When asked about it by the United States, Russia said, "Mind your own business; it's none of your business....
  • The awaited Al Qaeda comeback in Syria--

    10/25/2015 9:31:02 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 21 replies
    Lisa Daftari's The Foreign Desk ^ | 10/26/15 | Lisa Daftari
    Syrian rebels loyal to the Al Qaeda terror organization, released the second edition of its English-language magazine, Al Risalah, Sunday. The rebels, who identify with the Nusra Front (NF), Al Qaedas local branch, leaked the magazine onto the social media sphere using the groups official Twitter account, which has still not been removed. The cover of the magazine reads, Victory loves preparation, and shows a jihadi wearing army gear with his face covered, holding two guns. Contents of the magazine include an interview with an Australian jihadi, ads for shotguns, a call to join the Nusra Front instead of the...
  • Harsh conditions are foiling Russian jets in Syria

    10/25/2015 4:10:04 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    USA Today | October 25, 2015 | Tom Vanden Brook
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  • EUROPE, POPE FRANCIS ROLL OUT RED CARPET FOR IRAN

    10/22/2015 3:52:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | October 22, 2015 | Joseph Klein
    The Islamic Republic of Iran is already reaping diplomatic dividends from the disastrous nuclear deal it entered into last July with the P-5 + 1 nations (the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany). Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will be visiting Rome Italy next month, marking his first trip to a European Union capital. His trip will include a meeting with Pope Francis. Rouhani will then be moving on to Paris. It is a victory lap by the president of a regime that got virtually everything it wanted in the deal, and is choosing selectively which portions...
  • Here's one surprising reason Russia might not want to pick a fight with US planes over Syria

    10/17/2015 1:39:29 PM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Business Insider Via Yahoo Fiance ^ | October 17, 2015 | Armin Rosen
    Frame grab shows Russian fighter-bomber dropping bomb over Syria. The skies over Syria are dangerously crowded these days with the US, Russia, and the Assad regime all bombing various actors on vaguely opposite sides of the country's multidimensional conflict. In both Iraq and Syria, the reality of overlapping aerial operations among countries with little geopolitical fondness toward one another has already led to claims that British aircraft have been authorized to engage Russian aircraft over Iraq if threatened. The British government denied these reports, but they still underscore the possibility of confrontation between allied and Russian military aircraft. Several presidential...
  • Mass Jordan Protests: 'Stab the Son of the Jewess'

    10/17/2015 10:12:49 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/10/15 | Dalit Halevi
    Thousands of Jordanian citizens went out on Friday to city centers around the country, in mass protests demanding that the government cancel the 1994 peace agreement with Israel. No less than 5,000 Jordanians took part in the main protest, which was held in the capital city of Amman, and which was organized by the Muslim Brotherhood. The protesters shouted "no Zionist embassy on Jordanian land," and, "with the knife and shards stab the son of the Jewess," among other things. A central part of the protests was the traditional burning of the Israeli flag, as protesters waved signs reading: "canceling...
  • Bush ridicules Trump's fitness to lead military in new video (Jeb comes out swinging)

    10/18/2015 1:34:40 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | Eugene Scott
    The long-running feud between Jeb Bush and Donald Trump escalated yet again Saturday, with the former Florida governor releasing a two-minute video on social media mocking the billionaire's fitness to be commander-in-chief. *snip* The clip is the latest salvo in the Bush-Trump rivalry, which has often been marked by bitter and personal exchanges between the two prominent Republican presidential candidates. On Friday, Trump suggested Bush's brother, former President George W. Bush, shared in the blame for the 9/11 terrorist attacks because they occurred during his presidency. Saturday's round centered on a video set to the tune of circus music that...
  • Obama Orders Steps Towards Lifting Iran Sanctions

    10/18/2015 12:58:16 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 23 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/17/15
    President Barack Obama ordered the US government on Sunday to take steps towards lifting sanctions on Iran, in line with the nuclear deal struck between world powers and Tehran in July. Obama's directive comes 90 days after the UN Security Council endorsed the Iran accord -- formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) -- a milestone referred to as "Adoption Day." "I hereby direct you to take all appropriate additional measures to ensure the prompt and effective implementation of the US commitments set forth in the JCPOA, in accordance with US law," Obama said in a memorandum.
  • Christie would shoot down Russian planes, commit U.S. troops vs. ISIS in Syria

    10/12/2015 2:45:32 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 77 replies
    nj.com ^ | October 12, 2015 | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    GOP presidential candidate Gov. Chris Christie savaged President Obama's escalation-averse foreign policy in Syria this morning, saying he would create a "no-fly" zone in the areas where Russian air strikes have targeted U.S.-supported insurgent groups and even commit U.S. ground forces against ISIS. On Fox News, Christie said the first thing Christie would do in Syria would be to "call Putin, and tell him, 'Listen, we're enforcing a no-fly zone against everyone, and that includes you, so: Don't test me.'" "And then he flies through your territory?" asked host Martha MacCallum. "You take him down," answered Christie, without hesitation. "You...
  • Carson: 'I Would Establish a No-Fly Zone' Along Turkish Border

    10/11/2015 10:07:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 86 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/8/15 | Bill Hoffmann
    Dr. Ben Carson has joined the growing chorus of outrage over Russian President Vladimir Putin's military muscle flexing, telling Newsmax TV a no-fly zone should be created along the Turkish border. A sophisticated missile defense system should also be put in place to keep Russia's fighter jets in check, according to Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon seeking the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. "Vladimir Putin has expansionist ideas. He wants to really re-establish a worldwide Soviet influence," Carson told Newsmax TV's Steve Malzberg in an interview aired Thursday. "He was very unhappy with the dissolution [of the Soviet Union]. Now he's...
  • MARCO RUBIO URGES ATTACKS AGAINST RUSSIAN AIRCRAFT IN SYRIA

    10/11/2015 9:36:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/10/15 | NEIL MUNRO
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has declared in a little-noticed TV interview that the United States should go to war against Russia, merely to block a flood of Muslim immigrants that can otherwise be stopped by a few European border guards. Rubio wants to create a No Fly zone over Syria to prevent the Syrian air force from bombing rebel and civilian targets. Any Russian sortie into the no-fly-zone would be no different than any other adversary, Rubio said Oct. 5 in a CNBC interview. His urge to shoot down Russian aircraft is a sharp break in the nations national security...