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  • US Builds New Military Base on Syrian-Iraqi Border

    10/09/2018 5:36:01 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 16 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 30 Sep 2018
    Xelil Ĺžirvan, a commander of a group of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, told Sputnik that a US military base had been detected near the town of Al-Qa'im in northwest Iraq on the border with Syria. "According to our data, the United States has set up a new military base in the strategically important region of Al-Qa'im in Anbar province on the Iraqi-Syrian border. Americans are building up their military presence in the region, which is why Iraqi government forces have sent more military reinforcements to Al-Qa'im to boost border protection," he said. A spokesperson for the Syrian Democratic Forces, a Kurdish-led...
  • Marines conduct show of force in Syria amid Russian warnings

    09/09/2018 11:54:26 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 26 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/9/18 | USA Features
    The Pentagon ordered a company-sized element of U.S. Marines to conduct an aerial assault drill near a small U.S. base in southeastern Syria called the At Tanf garrison amid new concerns of Russian operations nearby. Reports said that the Russian military has utilized a deconfliction hotline a number of times over the past week to warn the U.S. military of upcoming Russian and Syrian military operations aimed at destroying the last pocket of rebels from the Idlib region.
  • Pentagon sending $200 million in nonlethal aid to Ukraine in move expected to rile Moscow

    07/21/2018 8:54:19 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 20, 2018 | Lucas Tomlinson
    The Pentagon announced Friday it would send $200 million in nonlethal military aid to Ukraine -- a move likely to anger Moscow. The American military hardware being shipped to Ukraine includes “secure communications, military mobility, night vision, and military medical treatment." Secretary of Defense James Mattis is also asking that Congress sign a waiver that would allow the U.S. to sell weapons to countries that also purchase arms from Russia. The idea is to make sure U.S. sanctions don’t push allies into the arms of Russia. “Russia should suffer consequences for its aggressive, destabilizing behavior and its illegal occupation of...
  • IDF: Iranian forces fire 20 rockets at Israel; Iron Dome intercepts some

    05/09/2018 4:13:22 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 62 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 2018-05-10 | JUDAH ARI GROSS
    IDF: Iranian forces fire 20 rockets at Israel; Iron Dome intercepts some No Israeli injuries reported in attack; sirens blare in Golan Heights; Syrian army post comes under fire in Quneitra as tensions skyrocket on Israel-Syria border By JUDAH ARI GROSS Today, 12:26 am Updated at 1:11 am 32 Some 20 rockets were fired at Israeli military bases by Iranian forces in southern Syria just after midnight on Thursday, with some of the incoming missiles being intercepted by the Iron Dome defense system, the army said, amid sky high tensions on the northern border. There were no reports of Israeli...
  • US commandos help Saudis against Yemen rebels: report

    05/04/2018 9:56:18 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 10 replies
    A team of elite US Green Beret commandos deployed to the Saudi border of Yemen last year to help find and destroy Huthi rebel missile caches, the New York Times reported Thursday. Since Yemen's brutal conflict erupted three years ago, Huthi rebels have fired multiple ballistic missiles toward Riyadh and other Saudi cities.According to the Times, which cited US officials and European diplomats, the Army special operations soldiers arrived in December to help Saudi counterparts locate launch sites and destroy the Huthis' missile supplies. The unannounced move shows a deepening US involvement in Yemen's war that has seen the country...
  • Who's Bombing Syria? Video Shows New Strikes and Massive Explosion as World Powers Clash

    04/29/2018 6:09:50 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 61 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 29 April 2018 | Tom O'Connor
    Syrian military positions in the province of Hama and Aleppo were targeted Sunday by a series of strikes that caused an explosion reportedly strong enough to trigger an earthquake observed by neighboring countries. Citing an unnamed military source, the official Syrian Arab News Agency reported that military positions in villages of Hama and Aleppo were hit by a still unidentified rocket attack at around 10:30 p.m. local time ...
  • Saudi Arabia, US share ‘identical views’ on regional issues - Saudi FM

    04/29/2018 5:12:21 PM PDT · by nwrep · 23 replies
    Arab News ^ | April 28, 2018
    Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir stressed the deep and strategic relations between the Kingdom and the United States and the shared mutual interests in several fields, particularly security, military, commercial, social, and educational fields. Al-Jubeir was speaking at a joint press conference with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Riyadh, stressing that the bilateral meetings that were held within the framework of his visit to the Middle East, were positive, constructive, and fruitful. The Saudi Foreign Minister said the meetings highlighted the two sides “identical viewpoints” regarding several issues and the desire to intensify mutual efforts...
  • Amir Tsarfati's report, April 21, on Iran, Gaza, Russia, Turkey, trouble

    04/21/2018 12:56:25 PM PDT · by firebrand · 7 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | April 21, 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    Russia is moving the S-300 surface-to-air missiles into Syria under a literal smokescreen, to be placed next to the Syrian air bases, but it will be "resolved." Turkey is calling for new surface-to-air missiles. Iran suffering tremendous unrest, which we are not hearing about in our media, and will suffer more if Trump pulls out of Iran deal. And in Gaza the assault on the Israeli border continues, with teenagers being sacrificed to the battle. Not a pretty picture, but stay tuned till the end to hear a very moving description of Israel's purpose in the world, and our role...
  • Martel: in John Bolton, Kurds Finally Get an Ally in the Trump Administration

    03/26/2018 4:59:55 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 44 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | Mar 25, 2018 | Frances Martel
    The announcement Thursday night that former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton would replace Gen. H.R. McMaster as President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor confirms the arrival of a new, distinctive voice in the Trump administration. On no issue will Bolton’s firm stance present a bigger departure from establishment dogma than his support for an independent Kurdistan. Bolton has vocally, consistently supported the establishment of an independent Kurdish state, arguing that the Kurds have proven their ability to govern themselves and earned the support of the United States through their reliable cooperation with Washington against a number of jihadist threats, most prominently...
  • BERNIE SIDES WITH IRAN'S MULLAHS

    03/21/2018 9:30:43 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 19 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 3/21/2018 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    The Left's romance with the Islamic Republic ensues. The Senate debated on Tuesday a resolution introduced by Vermont Socialist Bernie Sanders that would require the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Yemen. The surprising support the resolution won from 44 U.S. Senators handed a big win to Iran, which is engaged in a hot war with Saudi Arabia on the Arabian Peninsula. And it was a huge slap in the face to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who was meeting with President Trump in the White House as the Senate debated the motion on the floor. It also showed the...
  • Resisting calls to ‘do something’ about Syria

    03/03/2018 10:03:59 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 16 replies
    https://nexusnewsfeed.com ^ | 03/03/2018 | Caitlin Johnstone
    “We’ve got to do something about Syria!” goes the common Western refrain. Actually, no you don’t. “What? You’re saying we should just do nothing??” goes the common response. Yeah that’d be great. Definitely please get as far away from Syria as possible, thanks. Arguing that the Western war machine is a good way to bring about peace and justice in Syria is like arguing that the gasoline which was used to start a house fire can also be used to extinguish it. The cutesy fairy tale you will hear from empire loyalists is that what started out as peaceful protests...
  • The tiny victims of 'Assad's new gas attacks': Little boy is among the dead and other children [tr]

    02/26/2018 5:31:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 26, 2018 | Julian Robinson
    Horrifying pictures have emerged showing young victims of an alleged chemical attack on a rebel-held village in Syria. A rescuer is shown cradling a little boy in his arms after the child was killed during airstrikes on al-Shifuniyah in Syria's Eastern Ghouta. Medics say the youngster was poisoned to death in a gas attack as dictator Bashar al-Assad's forces continue their deadly assault on the region. Shocking photos also show children and babies gasping for air and using breathing apparatus at a make-shift hospital.
  • Putin’s Syrian Dilemma: Back Israel or Iran?

    02/22/2018 1:41:06 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 19 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 19 Feb 2018 | Anshel Pfeffer
    With perfect timing, and taking advantage of the vacuum left by Obama’s decision not to get involved in Syria, Putin had put Russia back on the geopolitical map. He made a surprise visit to Damascus in December to declare: Mission accomplished. He should have learned from former U.S. President George W. Bush never to say that – because now everything is starting to fall apart for the Russians.
  • US, Israel reach cooperation agreement on Iran: report

    12/28/2017 2:28:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 28, 2017 | Julia Manchester
    © Courtesy WhiteHouse.gov U.S. and Israeli officials reached a closed-door cooperation agreement on how to deal with Iran, according to Israel's Channel 10 News. The agreement, which was reportedly signed on Dec. 12 at the White House, aims to counter Iran's missile and nuclear programs. According to Channel 10, the agreement would translate President Trump 's Oct. 13 speech decertifying the Iran deal into "steps on the ground." The two countries have reportedly decided to set up joint teams to combat Iran in the region. One joint team would grapple with Iran's ties to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah,...
  • Pentagon confirms U.S. ground operations in Yemen

    12/20/2017 2:32:33 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | December 20, 2017 | by HANS NICHOLS and MOSHEH GAINS
    WASHINGTON — The Defense Department on Wednesday acknowledged for the first time "multiple ground operations" in Yemen, while noting that the Islamic State has doubled in size in the war-torn country, where an insurgency by Houthis rebels has allowed terrorist groups to seek haven. "U.S. forces have conducted multiple ground operations and more than 120 strikes in 2017," said a statement from the U. S. Central Command in Tampa, Florida. The goal is to "disrupt the ability of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and ISIS-Yemen to use ungoverned spaces in Yemen as a hub for terrorist recruiting, training and...
  • Iran-Backed Forces Persecuting Christians Who Survived ISIS, Kurdish Parliamentarian Says

    11/21/2017 8:02:52 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 6 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | Nov 20, 2017 | by Ben Cohen
    Iran-backed Shia paramilitary forces operating in northern Iraq have been accused by a Kurdish parliamentarian of engaging in “flagrant injustice” toward Christians in the region which until earlier this year was in the grip of ISIS terrorists. Wahida Yaqo Hormuz — a Christian representative in the parliament of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) — said she had alerted the Vatican and international human rights groups to what she called the “Shia-ification” of the Nineveh Plains, where the northern Iraqi city of Mosul is located. Conquered by ISIS in 2014, Iraqi government forces retook the city in July. snip On Monday,...
  • Tensions between Iran and Saudis could draw US into another war

    11/13/2017 10:40:21 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 13, 2017 | Ralph Peters
    While our eyes are fixed on North Korea, the Middle East threatens to explode. If it does, we’ll be drawn in — and the carnage and cost will make Iraq seem like spring break. Choose your powder keg, starting with Yemen. Ruptured by civil war, the entire country’s running out of water; famine is biting; and cholera’s spreading like a medieval plague. Yemeni factions fight like rabid dogs let loose in a butcher’s shop, while Islamist fanatics spread through the desolate hinterlands. Worsening all, Iran has backed the Shia-aligned Houthi rebels to gain a foothold on the Arabian Peninsula. Two-and-a-half...
  • SAUDI PURGES AND DUTY TO ACT

    11/08/2017 4:28:42 AM PST · by SJackson · 44 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | November 8, 2017 | Caroline Glick
    What the recent political shakeup in Saudi Arabia means for global terrorism funding. Originally published by the Jerusalem Post. For 70 years, Saudi Arabia served as the largest and most significant incubator of Sunni jihad. Its Wahhabist Islamic establishment funded radical mosques throughout the world. Saudi princes have supported radical Islamic clerics who have indoctrinated their followers to pursue jihad against the non-Islamic world. Saudi money stands behind most of the radical Islamic groups in the non-Islamic world that have in turn financed terrorist groups like Hamas and al-Qaida and have insulated radical Islam from scrutiny by Western governments and...
  • Watch Members of Congress Attempt to Explain Why They Won't Vote on Yemen War

    11/07/2017 10:52:42 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 17 replies
    The intercept ^ | November 7, 2017 | Lee Fang
    THE BRUTAL WAR in Yemen has intensified in recent days, with the Saudi-led coalition backed by the United States increasing its bombing campaign and blockade of ports. Meanwhile, the architect of the war, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has launched a widespread purge of the government, while using a missile launched from Yemen as a pretext to threaten war with Iran. Yet American lawmakers are still avoiding a vote on authorizing U.S. involvement in the conflict. Saudi Arabia relies heavily on the U.S. military for intelligence sharing, refueling flights for coalition warplanes, and the transfer of American-made cluster bombs,...
  • Has American Policy Created a Monster in Iraq?

    10/23/2017 8:53:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/23/2017 | By Seth J. Frantzman
    On October 20, Iraqi Security Forces battled Kurdish Peshmerga near the town of Altun Kupri. The Iraqi forces cradled U.S.-made M-16s and rode on black-coated American Humvees. The Peshmerga, defending a berm near the town, were also shown on video using U.S.-made Humvees, painted olive green. If there is a symbol of U.S. policy gone awry it is that these two partners in the coalition that has so successfully fought ISIS are now turning their guns on each other. Most troubling is the presence of Iranian-backed Shia militias called Popular Mobilization Units (PMUs) among the Iraqi fighters. Since the fall...