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  • Let me tell you about our new friend...Vladimir Putin

    11/29/2015 8:00:07 PM PST · by pboyington · 27 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...
  • Putin orders sanctions against Turkey over jet downing (Erdogan wishes it had not happened.)

    11/28/2015 7:59:42 PM PST · by amorphous · 61 replies
    Aljazeera ^ | 28 Nov 2015
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a series of economic sanctions against Turkey following the downing of Russian figher jet by Turkish forces earlier this week. A decree published on the Kremlin's website on Saturday came hours after Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan voiced "sadness" over the incident, saying he wished it had not happened.
  • Putin said to be 'fully mobilized' as Turkey sends rebels arms

    11/28/2015 6:57:50 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2015/11/28
    Putin said to be 'fully mobilized' as Turkey sends rebels arms President Vladimir Putin is fully mobilized to tackle what the Kremlin regards as an unprecedented threat from Turkey following the shooting down of one of its warplanes by a Turkish F-16, the Russian leader's spokesman said on Saturday. In comments which underscore how angry the Kremlin still is over the incident, Dmitry Peskov, Putin's spokesman, called the behavior of the Turkish air force "absolute madness" and said Ankara's subsequent handling of the crisis had reminded him of the "theater of the absurd." "Nobody has the right to traitorously shoot...
  • Putin orders economic sanctions against Turkey after downing of Russian plane

    11/28/2015 2:44:39 PM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 28, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called for economic sanctions against Turkey after a Russian jet was downed earlier this week on the Syrian border. The sanctions were announced in a decree published on the Kremlin's website and comes as Turkish President Recep Tayipp Erdogan voiced regret over the incident, saying he wished the event hadn't happened. The decree calls for bans on some goods and forbids extensions of labor contracts to Turkish individuals working in Russia, The Associated Press reported. It also calls for ending chartered flights from Russia to Turkey and for all Russian tourism companies to stop...
  • While Putin Kills Terrorists, Obama Pays Them $500,000,000...

    11/28/2015 8:56:00 AM PST · by amorphous · 21 replies
    Shoebat.Com ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    While Putin was shelling the terrorists on Thanksgiving, president Barack Obama signed the Pentagon funding bill which allows $500 million in aid to the very terrorists in Syria that Putin is frying. Obama couldn't find a better time to sign the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2015 except on the eve of Thanksgiving. So while Obama funds terrorists on Thanksgiving to aid his 'Turkey' friend, Putin slaughters her little chicklings at Turkmen Mountain in Syria. On the 25th, Russia also destroyed Turkish convoy crossing the borders into Syria at Azaz which is a hub, where Turkish aid (weapons, ammunition,...
  • (August 21, 2014) Why Muslim Terrorists Don’t Kidnap Russians

    11/27/2015 6:35:23 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    Terrorists use terrorism because it works, although not against everybody. The Soviet Union’s flaws were without number, but the effete, obsequious squeamishness that characterizes the current American approach to Islam was not among them. From 1986: The Jerusalem Post said the Soviet secret police last year secured the release of three kidnaped Soviet diplomats in Beirut by castrating a relative of a radical Lebanese Shia Muslim leader, sending him the severed organs and then shooting the relative in the head. The incident began when four Soviet diplomats were kidnaped last September by Muslim extremists who demanded that Moscow pressure the...
  • Cruise missiles hit ISIS compound . . . no sillies, not ours

    11/27/2015 3:16:07 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/27/15 | Dan Calabrese
    In Soviet Russia, horse ride you. Remember the last time we decided to let the Russians do a significant share of the fighting for us in a war? What resulted from that? Oh, right, 44 years behind the Iron Curtain for Eastern Europe. Because the Russians never do anything unless they’ve first calculated how they’re going to advance their own geopolitical interests as a result. So when someone need to bomb the bejeezus out of ISIS and Barack Obama wasn’t interested, why sure, Vladimir Putin would be only too glad to help:
  • Russians burn Erdogan's effigies, shout 'down with ISIS'

    11/27/2015 1:50:51 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Friday, November 27, 2015 | PTI
    Activists in Moscow, belonging to a youth wing of the conservative Rodina party, put a life-size inflatable doll of Erdogan in a coffin and delivered it to the Turkish embassy. - Getty Images Moscow's fury over Ankara's downing of a Russian warplane on the Syrian border was on full display today as pro-government activists staged anti-Turkey rallies, even parading a life-size doll of its president in a coffin. In Crimea, a group of young people gathered around a hay effigy with the face of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan set up on the main square of Simferopol. Videos shot at...
  • Turkey warns Putin not to 'play with fire'

    Turkey's president Tayyip Erdogan on Friday warned Vladimir Putin not to "play with fire" as their war of words continued to escalate over the downing of a jet. Putin has refused to contact Erdogan because Ankara does not to apologize for the downing of the Russian warplane, Putin aide Yuri Ushakov told Reuters Friday. On Thursday, Putin again slammed Turkey's explanations for the shoot down near the border with Syria, saying that the warplane's flight details had been passed to the U.S. in advance and should have been known to the Turkish government. "The American side, which leads the coalition...
  • Stumbling to War With Russia?

    11/27/2015 6:31:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    Turkey's decision to shoot down a Russian warplane was a provocative and portentous act. That Sukhoi Su-24, which the Turks say intruded into their air space, crashed and burned -- in Syria. One of the Russian pilots was executed while parachuting to safety. A Russian rescue helicopter was destroyed by rebels using a U.S. TOW missile. A Russian marine was killed. "A stab in the back by the accomplices of terrorists," said Vladimir Putin of the first downing of a Russian warplane by a NATO nation in half a century. Putin has a point, as the Russians are bombing rebels...
  • They knew the exact time and the exact place

    11/26/2015 6:22:58 PM PST · by Fred Nerks · 101 replies
    MailOnLine ^ | 27 Novemer 2015 | Corey Charlton
    Putin accuses US of leaking flight path of doomed jet to Turkey... as his fearsome anti-aircraft missiles roll into Syria Putin has accused the U.S. of being complicit in the destruction of its jet The Russian jet was downed by Turkey after it entered Turkish airspace He claimed Russia gave the U.S. the flight path data for the doomed aircraft This was either leaked or it does not control what its allies are doing Meanwhile, today Russia's fearsome S-400 missile systems arrived in Syria Putin has also agreed to coordinate airstrikes with France against ISIS Russian president Vladimir Putin has...
  • BREAKING: Russia Turns Its Back On Turkey! Pulls Out BILLIONS In Funding After Plane Shot Down!

    11/25/2015 2:10:12 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 107 replies
    Yes Im Right ^ | 11-25-2015 | Blair Patterson
    Shoot down a Russian plane, Putin says, “I’m done with you!”
  • US sanctions those helping Syrian gov't buy oil from Islamic State

    11/25/2015 10:26:13 AM PST · by lodi90 · 4 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/25/2015 | CNBC
    The United States has sanctioned 10 targets for supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, including those who have helped the Syrian government buy oil from Islamic State militants, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Wednesday. In its latest round of sanctions related to the Syria crisis, the United States said it would freeze assets of four people and six entities, including a Russian bank, for providing such support and prohibit Americans from any transactions with them. The sanctions target Russian Financial Alliance Bank for its role in financial transactions with the Syrian government as well as two individuals linked to the...
  • Putin’s Strategy for Mideast Takes a Hit

    11/25/2015 9:12:58 AM PST · by tlozo · 12 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 24, 2015 | Thomas Grove
    The downing of a Russian jet fighter by Turkey threatens to disrupt President Vladimir Putin's plan to bring more countries into his antiterrorism tent, as well as any potential rapprochement with the West. Since launching airstrikes in Syria at the end of September that he said were directed against Islamic State and other terrorist groups, Mr. Putin had called on other countries to join an alliance that includes Iran, Iraq and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime. The recent terror attacks in Paris created an opening for the Kremlin: Moscow is preparing for a visit Thursday by French President Francois Hollande...
  • Breaking Footage: 3 Russian Su-34 bomb the Syrian-Turkish border areas north of Aleppo

    11/25/2015 8:58:14 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 26 replies
    https://twitter.com/JulianRoepcke ^ | 11/25/2015 | Julian Röpcke ‏@JulianRoepcke 3h
    #BreakingFootage THREE #Russian Su-34 bomb the Syrian-Turkish border areas north of #Aleppo https://t.co/d2f3NbgScj pic.twitter.com/fIYXCfo57H— Julian Röpcke (@JulianRoepcke) November 25, 2015 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I-EH7Jk1vk
  • A Rotten Turkey for Thanksgiving

    11/25/2015 8:23:37 AM PST · by amorphous · 24 replies
    Jim Sinclair's Mine Set ^ | 24 Nov 2015 | Jim Sinclair & filed under Bill Holter
    By now you have heard the news of a Russian fighter being shot down over Turkey. There are conflicting reports as to whether the plane was in Turkish or Syrian airspace. Another unknown is whether the plane was shot down from the air or ground. Also conflicting as to whether the pilots were dead prior to landing, or executed while parachuting down or after landing. Add to this the destruction of a Russian search helicopter by an anti tank "TOW". The ramifications of these events are mind boggling to say the least. While sitting down to write this, a news...
  • Russian warplanes bombed the Syrian Turkey border crossing at Azaz - trucks burning

    11/25/2015 7:45:37 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 46 replies
    https://twitter.com/markito0171/status/669517052386918400 ^ | Nov 25, 2015 | Mark ‏@markito0171 2h
    Mark ‏@markito0171 2h2 hours ago #Russia'n warplanes bombed the #Syria'n - #Turkey border crossing at #Azaz -trucks burning https://twitter.com/markito0171/status/669517052386918400 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuy_5U8uaG0
  • Peace for our time, President Obama?

    11/24/2015 10:31:46 PM PST · by pboyington · 4 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 24, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    On September 30, 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain landed at Heston Aerodrome in England and spoke to the crowds there: “The settlement of the Czechoslovakian problem, which has now been achieved is, in my view, only the prelude to a larger settlement in which all Europe may find peace. This morning I had another talk with the German Chancellor, Herr Hitler, and here is the paper which bears his name upon it as well as mine. Some of you, perhaps, have already heard what it contains but I would just like to read it to you: … We regard...
  • Obama calls Turkish president to discuss downing of Russian warplane

    11/24/2015 6:06:29 PM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 24, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed on the need to reduce tensions after Turkish jets shot down a Russian warplane flying near the country's border with Syria, the White House said Tuesday. Obama voiced support "for Turkey's right to defend its sovereignty" during a phone call with Erdogan, according to a White House statement. "The leaders agreed on the importance of de-escalating the situation and pursuing arrangements to ensure that such incidents do not happen again," the White House added. U.S. and NATO officials said Tuesday the Russian jet entered Turkish airspace, according to the Associated Press....
  • Putin:(Turkey)Downing Of Jet A 'Stab In The Back'

    11/24/2015 4:47:51 PM PST · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Sky News ^ | November 24, 2015 | Staff
    Putin: Downing Of Jet A 'Stab In The Back' International powers call for calm as the Russian leader warns Turkey downing one of its jets will have "serious consequences". The shooting down of a Russian jet by Turkey is a "stab in the back" committed by "accomplices of terrorists", Vladimir Putin has said. The Sukhoi Su-24 was warned 10 times before being downed near the Syrian border by two Turkish F16 jets for violating the country's airspace, according to the Turkish military. A Turkish official said two Russian planes approached the Turkish border and were warned before one of them...
  • 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"
  • Russian rescue helicopter 'shot down by Syrian rebels'

    11/24/2015 10:16:15 AM PST · by islander-11 · 10 replies
    Mirror.co.uk ^ | 11/24/15 | Anthony Bond
    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.
  • Turkish F-16s shoot down Russian fighter jet near Syria border

    11/24/2015 8:05:34 AM PST · by ColdOne · 58 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/24/15 | Jennifer Griffin/ap
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Turkey’s decision to shoot down a Russian warplane near Turkey's border with Syria is a "stab in the back" and it would have “significant consequences” for its relations with Turkey, as NATO called an emergency meeting over the incident. Putin said the Russian Sukhoi-24 jet was shot by a missile from a Turkish jet over Syria about just over a half-mile away from the Turkish border, which he described as a "stab in the back by the terrorists' accomplices." Putin was meeting with Jordanian King
  • Russia's emotive talk won't lead to military action, say analysts

    11/24/2015 7:16:48 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 24 November 2015 | Julian Borger
    ...In his remarks, however, the Russian president made no reference to any immediate military steps and said his government would now “analyse” the incident, leaving open the door to de-escalation later. "Putin’s primary goal is to save face at home," said Sam Greene, the director of the Russia Institute at King’s College London. "Expect the rhetorical bark to be much worse than the policy bite."
  • Putin warns Turkey there will be "serious consequences" for "stabbing Russia in the back"(Shortened)

    11/24/2015 7:17:17 AM PST · by Biggirl · 242 replies
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | November 24, 2015 | Sarah Malm And Will Stewart
    President Vladimir Putin has accused Turkey of funding ISIS, and using its military to protect the terrorist organisation, after a Russian fighter jet was shot down near the Syrian border on Tuesday morning. The two-pilot Sukhoi Su-24 jet was shot down by F-16 fighter planes just after 9am this morning, after it violated Turkish airspace and ignored nearly a dozen warnings by the military, Ankara officials said.
  • Russia jet SHOT DOWN: Turkey to face 'consequences' as Putin calls act 'stab in back'

    11/24/2015 5:51:38 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 120 replies
    Express ^ | UPDATED: 13:34, Tue, Nov 24, 2015 | Alix Culbertson
    TURKISH warplanes have shot down a Russian jet which they claim flew into the country's airspace. The aircraft was shot down after it was warned 10 times in five minutes to leave Turkish airspace, a Turkish military official has said. It was just over the Syrian border in Turkey when it was downed by F16 Fighting Falcon jets belonging to Turkey, the official added. But Russian President Vladimir Putin said the plane was 4km into Syria and had not violated Turkey's airspace as it flew at an altitude of 6,000 metres - and claimed it was shot down from the...
  • Putin: Russia will not tolerate such crimes as attack against its Sukhoi-24 plane

    11/24/2015 5:40:36 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 45 replies
    TASS ^ | 11/24/15
    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" SOCHI, November 24. /TASS/. Russia will not tolerate crimes like the attack on the Russian Su-24 fighter jet shot down by Turkish AA-forces in Syrian skies, President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday at a meeting with King of Jordan Abdullah II. "I understand each country has its own regional interests, and we have always respected that. But we shall never tolerate crimes like today's one," the President said. He expressed hope...
  • Putin: Downing of Russian warplane a 'stab in the back'

    11/24/2015 5:14:26 AM PST · by Nextrush · 38 replies
    ITV News ^ | 11/24/2015 | ITV
    Vladimir Putin has responded angrily after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet near the Syrian border, describing the move as a "stab in the back" that would have "serious consequences" for the countries' relations.....
  • The Russians had it coming to them

    11/24/2015 4:44:33 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 56 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 24 Nov 15 | Con Coughlin
    If anyone is to blame for the shooting down of a Russian warplane on the Syrian border it is Vladimir Putin. Ever since the Russian President came to power, we in the West have become used to the Russian military adopting an ever more aggressive stance towards the Nato alliance. Starting with the invasion of Georgia in 2008, which was launched in response to Tbilisi’s desire to join Nato, Russia’s military has been indulging in a clumsy attempt to intimidate Nato and its allies.
  • Amazing Russian air strike footage shows ISIS in Syria fleeing like rats

    11/23/2015 1:50:57 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 42 replies
    dailystar.co.uk ^ | 23rd November 2015 | Patrick Knox
    Amazing Russian air strike footage shows ISIS in Syria fleeing like RATS SCURRYING around like terrorised rats, ISIS troops can be seen panicking seconds after their base is pulverised by powerful cruise missiles.
  • Kuwait news: Russians in ground combat first time in Syria, numerous rebel battalions in retreat

    11/23/2015 1:04:50 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 43 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 11/23/2016 | YOSSI MELMAN
    Report: Russian ground troops arrive in Syria in unprecedented military action By YOSSI MELMAN 11/23/2015 10:49 The Kuwaiti report adds that Russian forces have already taken over multiple strategic positions and have forced numerous rebel battalions to retreat. In an unprecedented move, Russia has sent ground-troops into the Syrian battlefield in support of Bashar Assad as the dictator struggles to maintain his power in the continuous four-year-long civil war, according to a report by Kuwaiti daily al-Rai. The report, which has not been substantiated by other sources, claims Russian military forces have been providing cover for T-90 tanks along with...
  • Europe's moral and spiritual vacuum invites acts of terrorism

    11/23/2015 9:05:53 AM PST · by Mariner · 6 replies
    Russia Today ^ | November 23rd, 2015 | Iben Thranholm
    These days the media are overflowing with comments and analyses of last Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris. One particular angle is consistently ignored – or banished: religion. This is a curious omission since the terrorists themselves issue statements that indicate that religion is their motivation. The statement in which IS accepts responsibility for the attacks in Paris is made in the name of Allah and the killings are referred to as “a blessed battle whose causes of success were enabled by Allah”. It states that Paris was targeted because it is “a capital of prostitution and vice” and “the lead...
  • BBC: Syrian Army captures western towns from IS backed by Russian air strikes

    11/23/2015 8:22:11 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/23/2015 | BBC
    Syria conflict: Army captures western towns from IS 2 hours ago Syrian government forces are reported to have gained ground from Islamic State (IS) in the west of the country. State media and activists said troops, backed by Russian air strikes, had seized the towns of Mahin and Hawwarin.
  • Putin Visits Tehran for Syria Talks (Meets with Ayatollah Khamenei)

    11/23/2015 7:31:30 AM PST · by xzins · 78 replies
    VOA ^ | 23 Nov 15 | VOA
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Tehran for talks with Iranian leaders about the crisis in Syria. On his first trip to Iran in eight years, Putin met with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday, as Russia nears a third month of military engagement in the conflict. The discussions come on a sidelines of a one-day trip to Iran for a summit of gas-exporting countries. Tehran and Moscow have supported Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the ongoing civil war that has crippled the country since 2011 and killed over 250,000 people. The violence has displaced millions more. On...
  • In Dresden, Russian flags of protest against Islam and Merkel

    11/23/2015 7:05:03 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 27 replies
    dw.com ^ | 22.11.2015 | Roman Goncharenko / kms
    In Dresden, Russian flags of protest against Islam and Merkel Whether with Russian flags, T-shirts or calls of help to President Vladimir Putin, the anti-Islam PEGIDA movement in Dresden is not just xenophobic - it's also friendly toward Russia. But to what extent? DW takes a look. The square in front of Dresden's famous opera house - the Semperoper - was full. Three day after the terrorist attacks in Paris, the regular Monday event saw 10,000 people come to protest the German government's refugee policies. That's a few more thousand that the week before, but only half as many as...
  • Now that's a war room! Inside Russia's fortified triple decker operations base where Putin [tr]

    11/23/2015 6:15:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 50 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 23, 2015 | Tom Wyke
    Russia's strongman Vladimir Putin has been overseeing the daily airstrikes in Syria from a colossal three-floor war room in Moscow. Long rows of identical desks and computer terminals are crammed into the enormous space, filling up three floors with analysts monitoring activities in the conflict zone. Sitting at a desk on the central level of the first floor, the Russian President can be seen observing every detail. Putin is surrounded by his trusted military advisers, who have been working hard to shore up the Assad regime in Syria.
  • USA Transnational Report Talking Points – November 21, 2015

    11/22/2015 8:29:58 PM PST · by Randall_S · 2 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | November 21, 2015 | USA Transnational Report
    The topics below are discussed on this week’s edition of the USA Transnational Report. On Friday, Islamic terrorists (heavily armed gunmen) took hostages in a Radisson hotel in the Mali capital of Bamako. This is the second attack in as many weeks on French targets, and comes on the heels of a major terrorist attack on Paris that left more than 120 people dead … and counting. The civilized world is reminded once again that Islamic terrorism threatens us on all continents. - 27 people were killed, including one American aid worker. - When the terrorists moved hostages to the...
  • Russia blames U.S. for ISIS, Obama says Assad’s gotta go

    11/22/2015 4:12:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/22/2015 | Taylor Millard
    Don’t expect the U.S. and Russia to sit around a campfire singing kumbaya anytime soon. Both countries are escalating the war of words over who’s to blame for there being no grand coalition to fight ISIS in the Middle East. First, President Barack Obama told reporters in Malaysia that Russia needs to accept the fact the U.S. won’t agree to any political agreement on the Syrian civil war which keeps Bashar Assad as president. Via Bloomberg. “It is not conceivable that Mr. Assad can regain legitimacy in a country in which a large majority of that country despises Assad,...
  • Flurry Of Claims Spells Trouble For What's Left Of Ukraine Cease-Fire Regime

    11/21/2015 4:32:44 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) ^ | November 12, 2015 | James Miller and Pierre Vaux
    F ar from international front pages, the situation in eastern Ukraine is once again on the verge of open warfare. While the situation around Donetsk, the capital of the Russian-backed fighters, has remained strained since the announcement of the newest cease-fire in September, with sporadic small-arms fire reported almost daily, it has deteriorated significantly in the last two weeks. In the first month of the cease-fire regime, both sides were reporting calm, even playing down attacks that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) was reporting; but the Russian-backed separatists in the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic (DNR) are...
  • Syria crisis: Massive Russian air strikes on 'IS targets'

    11/21/2015 12:00:47 PM PST · by Truth29 · 54 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 20,2015 | Staff
    Russia says it has intensified its air raids on what it calls "terrorist" targets in Syria and raised to 69 the number of its aircraft there.(snip) A monitoring group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said Syrian and Russian warplanes conducted 50 bombing raids in Deir al-Zour province - Russia's most intense assault there to date. The BBC's Steve Rosenberg in Moscow says that in the Russian defence ministry video soldiers can be seen writing messages on the bombs before loading them onto the aircraft - phrases like: "This is revenge for our dead" and "This is for Paris".
  • USA Transnational Report – LIVE SPECIAL TERRORISM UPDATE 8 AM Saturday

    11/20/2015 7:24:31 PM PST · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | November 20, 2015 | USA Transnational Report
    Special Terrorism UPDATE!!! 8 AM EST THIS SATURDAY (11/21) MORNING! Topics to be addressed: -The Mali terror attacks -Putin's trip to Tehran on Monday - what will be discussed? -Speaking of Syrian refugees ... what about our broken immigration system and two open borders? -The Schengen Agreement null and void across European Union & Obama's undermining of U.S. and international security ... 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. You can subscribe to USA Transnational Report podcast on iTunes here. You can also subscribe...
  • Russian cruise missiles hit ISIS from Mediterranean & Caspian; 600 killed in one strike

    11/20/2015 6:29:52 PM PST · by Mariner · 118 replies
    Russia Today ^ | Published time: 20 Nov, 2015 14:57 | Vasily Botanov
    The Russian military has launched cruise missiles against Islamic State positions in Syria from both the Mediterranean and Caspian seas, one of which killed over 600 terrorists in the Deir Ex-Zor Province, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has said. “On November 20, the warships of the Caspian Fleet launched 18 cruise missiles at seven targets in the provinces of Raqqa, Idlib and Aleppo. All targets were hit successfully,” he reported to President Vladimir Putin. Overall, there are 10 warships taking part in the operation, six of which are in the Mediterranean. Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) have been suffering huge...
  • WHAT To Make of Donald Trump's Soft-on-the-Russians Thing?

    11/20/2015 8:11:20 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 32 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 November 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Trump never wanted anything to do with Ukraine -that was the first thing that aroused my suspicions- and I remember him saying 'the Germans should be doing more', but whatkind of leverage does Berlin really have in dealing from a position of weakness with the EU crumbling, Islamic invasion underway, and Russia has all the oil/gasand military power? A bit one-sided once American walks-away. Andaren't all NATO members obligated to consolidate/coordinate policy, even re. the Donbas? The current GOP front-runner has said the trouble is Putin doesn't respect Obama -but he would Trump, of course- so he feels can...
  • Russia kills commander of the "Army Of Islam" by wiping out the whole town he was in

    11/19/2015 12:18:52 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 145 replies
    https://twitter.com ^ | 11/19/2015 | Julian Röpcke
    #BreakingFootage Inferno in #KafrNabudah. New #Russian cluster ammunition destroys town. https://t.co/9qGhFW1nHw pic.twitter.com/TWYUT5kt3W— Julian Röpcke (@JulianRoepcke) November 19, 2015 #Syria #Idlib #Jaysh_al_Islam This Commander lead raid groups @ #Kafr_Nabudah #Tel_Osman & other places. pic.twitter.com/EWuOuw0VBI— Ivan Sidorenko (@IvanSidorenko1) November 17, 2015
  • Russian jets 'hunting' IS oil tanker trucks: defence ministry

    11/19/2015 6:43:36 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 21 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 11/18/2015 | AFP
    Russian jets 'hunting' IS oil tanker trucks: defence ministry AFP 21 hours ago Moscow (AFP) - Russia on Wednesday said its planes will attack any tanker trucks travelling through territory belonging to the Islamic State group in Syria, as Moscow looks to ratchet up pressure on the jihadists. "Today a decision was taken according to which Russian warplanes are now flying on a so-called 'free hunt' against tanker trucks carrying oil products belonging to terrorists in areas controlled by IS," senior Russian military official Andrei Kartapolov was quoted as saying by Russian news agencies. Kartapolov said that Russian aviation had...
  • Russia destroys 500 ISIL petrol tankers in military video

    11/19/2015 6:39:56 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 32 replies
    9news.com.au ^ | 1:52pm November 19, 2015 | Nick Pearson
    Russia destroys 500 ISIL petrol tankers in military video Nick Pearson Nick Pearson Russia has released video showing its warplanes destroying a convoy of 500 ISIL petrol tankers smuggling oil from Syria to Iraq. The black and white footage shows the enormous procession of trucks being destroyed by bombs dropped by Russian planes. Illegally sold oil is a major source of income for Islamic State, and in recent weeks both Russia and the US have been targeting their so-called "pipeline on wheels". "In just the first few days, our aviation has destroyed 500 fuel tanker trucks, which greatly reduced illegal...
  • Vladimir Putin, Leader of the Free World

    11/19/2015 6:28:57 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 32 replies
    Asia Times ^ | November 18, 2015 | David P. Goldman, Spengler
    Vladimir Putin, Leader of the Free World By David P. Goldman on November 18, 2015 in AT Top Writers, David P. Goldman, Spengler If Mikhail Bulgakov had come back to life and written a Levantine sequel to The Master and Margarita, he could not have devised a scenario more lurid than what we now observe in Syria. Russian President Vladimir Putin is now the leader of the Free World against Islamist terrorism, directing the efforts of France and Germany and setting terms for American involvement. Reeling from last week’s massacre in Paris, France lacks both the backbone and the brute...
  • VIDEO: Russian bombs rain down on Syria (Lots of rain, lots of boom)

    11/18/2015 12:13:47 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 9 replies
    Conflict News ^ | 11/18/2015 | Conflict News
    Conflict News ‏@Conflicts 39m39 minutes ago VIDEO: Bombs rain down on Latakia #Syria VIDEO: Bombs rain down on Latakia #Syria pic.twitter.com/TaJpdQ9zKe— Conflict News (@Conflicts) November 18, 2015
  • ISIS claims this rigged "Schweppes Gold"can (IED) brought down the Metrojet flight

    11/18/2015 9:18:36 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 29 replies
    bild.de ^ | 11-18-2015 | bild.de
  • VIDEOS: Russia hits multiple "terrorist fuel-tankers" in Syria and ISIS oil refueling plant

    11/18/2015 9:11:50 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 32 replies
    https://twitter.com/JulianRoepcke ^ | 1/18/2015 | Julian Röpcke
    Published on Nov 18, 2015 Airstrike against an ISIS oil refueling plant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EIwy2RoQo4 and Published on Nov 18, 2015 Elimination of tanker vehicle columns, which were transporting oil products in the interests of terrorist armed groups Julian Ropcke ‏@JulianRoepcke 20m20 minutes ago Where the heck do you find #hundreds of fuel tankers in the Syrian desert?ISIS logistics?! Looks quite real though!