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  • MH17 and its aftermath: 'ordinary Russians are horrified and frightened'

    07/20/2014 11:14:19 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 19, 2014 | Natalia Antonova
    In Moscow, conspiracy theories abound, along with disdain for the separatists and some support for Putin 'So will the Americans attack us now?" At my dentist's surgery in Moscow I am used to being the one nervously asking questions. Yet on the day after flight MH17 was brought down, everyone here – including my dentist, the receptionist and the guy fixing the receptionist's computer – wants me to tell them what will happen next. "You're a journalist. You probably know something we don't know," says the receptionist. "And I don't trust the television," says the receptionist. In the aftermath of...
  • Ukraine rebels: We did not shoot down plane

    07/17/2014 10:12:39 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/17/14 | Peter Leonard - ap
    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Separatist rebels in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk have denied that they are responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane.
  • Someone Is Lying: Obama Says Not Arming Syrian Rebels, Syrian Rebels Say He Is

    05/28/2014 2:51:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Zero hedge ^ | 05/28/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Obama is saying he is contemplating arming and training Syrian rebels (just the 'moderates' which will be identified by their smiles). However, as the following PBS Frontline documentary exposes, the Syrian rebels themselves say they are already armed and trained by US in the use of sophisticated weapons and fighting techniques, including, one rebel said, "how to finish off soldiers still alive after an ambush." The interviews are the latest evidence that after more than three years of warfare, the United States has stepped up the provision of lethal aid to the rebels, as PBS notes "it appears the Obama...
  • Ukraine says hundreds of armed militants have crossed border from Russia

    05/27/2014 7:26:28 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 9 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 5-27-2014 | Roy Gutman
    <p>The Ukrainian army said Tuesday that it had evicted armed separatists from the international airport in Donetsk after a 24-hour gun battle, but the government in Kiev warned of a new threat as truckloads of armed Russian volunteers reportedly crossed the border.</p>
  • Pro-Russia Rebels Kill 14 Ukraine Troops as Crucial Poll Nears

    05/22/2014 9:23:35 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 3 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 05-22-2014 | VOA News
    Ukraine's acting president says 13 service members were killed when pro-Russian separatists attacked a military checkpoint in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region. President Oleksandr Turchnyov said Thursday the soldiers who died in the overnight attack near the town of Volnovakha "gave their lives for Ukraine." He said the separatists attacked the checkpoint using mortars, grenade launchers and heavy automatic weapons. Ukraine's Defense Ministry earlier reported that 17 servicemen were wounded in the attack. Another government serviceman was killed overnight in the neighboring Luhansk region.
  • DEVELOPING: Possible Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria

    04/11/2014 1:47:40 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 27 replies
    The Interpreter ^ | 4-11-2014 | James Miller
    There are reports of a possible chemical weapons attack in at least one area of Syria, but possibly more. Below we will be analyzing the information as it comes in. 2034 GMT: A potentially very important video. This claims to have been taken this evening in Kafr Zita, and it is uploaded by a channel that has posted videos nearly exclusively from Kafr Zita. It claims to show a helicopter dropping a barrel bomb filled with the chemical weapons. SNIP- Just today, the Local Coordination Committees reported that five people were killed in Harasta and several more were injured in...
  • U.S. finalizing plan to boost support for Syrian rebels: sources

    04/05/2014 5:15:45 AM PDT · by Vostok-1 · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Apr 4, 2014 7:16pm EDT | By Mark Hosenball and Missy Ryan
    The U.S. government is finalizing a plan to increase training and small-arms shipments for Syrian rebels, two U.S. security sources said on Friday, as Syrian government troops gain momentum following the collapse of U.S.-backed peace talks.
  • Turkey, Qatar excluded from Cairo Islamic meeting

    03/22/2014 3:06:40 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 3 replies
    hurriyet daily news ^ | March/22/2014
    Egypt has not invited Qatar and Turkey for a major Islamic conference due in Cairo later this week, according to a report published on March 22. “We are not having a crisis with the Qatari or Turkish people … The issue lies in the policy of the Turkish and Qatari governments,” Egyptian Minister of Waqfs (religious endowments) Mohammad Jumaa told at a press conference, gulfnews.com has reported. Cairo will host a conference on March 25 on religious extremism, as Egypt continues a crackdown on Islamists in what the military-backed government portrays as a “war on terrorism”. Around 80 scholars from...
  • 33 First-World Anarchists Who Don’t Care About Your Rules

    03/18/2014 10:40:56 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 4 replies
    Bored Panda ^ | Mar 18th, 2014
    The world relies on rules and regulations to run in an orderly fashion. But there’s a few people out there who are rebels. They won’t follow your rules – they’re their own masters. This post is for the first-world anarchists – the revolutionaries who don’t care about your rules. OK, so maybe they aren’t REALLY rebels, but these pictures are still hilarious. Most of them involve finding some sort of public notice that announces a not-all-that-important rule or request and then blatantly violating it. My personal favorites are the ones that interpret a given warning differently than it was intended...
  • Muslims conduct 'human sacrifice' on video

    03/12/2014 9:25:13 PM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    WND ^ | 3/13/2014 | WND
    Newly released videos show Muslims conducting “ritual human sacrifices” by slitting the throats of their victims or putting a bullet in their heads, according to researcher Walid Shoebat, a former member of the Palestine Liberation Organization who converted to Christianity. Shoebat’s report includes several videos of ritual sacrifices. He noted the speaker in one video uses the term Qurban just before gunfire erupts and men lined up in a row fall to the floor one by one. Shoebat explained that the Arabic term “can only signify a sacrifice, which indicates that the filmed slaughter is nothing but a ritual human...
  • Syrian extremists amputated a man’s hand and live-tweeted it [Team Obama Supports the "rebels"]

    02/28/2014 11:25:03 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/28/14 | LIZ SLY AND AHMED RAMADAN
    The extremist Syrian group deemed too radical even for al-Qaeda performed what may have been a Twitter first Friday: live-tweeting the amputation of a hand....
  • U.S. Secretly Shipping Weapons to Syria

    01/29/2014 11:11:11 AM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 29, 2014
    Though it’s been well documented that opposition forces in Syria are mostly run by Islamic terrorists—mainly Al Qaeda—Congress has secretly approved U.S. weapons flow to what officials describe as “moderate” Syrian rebel factions. The problem with this is that there are no “moderate” rebel forces in Syria, according to a number of reputable news reports, both domestic and international. In fact, the New York Times published a piece last spring that confirms Islamist rebels—including the most extreme groups in the notorious Al Nusra Front, an Al Qaeda-aligned force—are running the show in Syria. “The Islamist character of the opposition reflects...
  • US secretly backs rebels to fight al-Qaeda in Syria

    01/22/2014 7:38:02 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 4 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 21 Jan 2014 | By Ruth Sherlock, Antakya
    The United States and Gulf countries have been secretly backing efforts by opposition rebels to destroy al-Qaeda's most extreme wing in Syria, diplomats and rebels involved in the plan have told The Telegraph. As Western leaders publicly push the Syrian regime and the opposition to the Geneva II peace conference that begins Wednesday Washington has also been quietly supporting moves by Saudi Arabia and Qatar to give weapons and cash to rebel groups to fight al-Qaeda's Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS) in Syria.
  • Syrian Rebels Are Cutting Off the Heads of Hezbollah Fighters

    01/12/2014 5:18:23 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    Vocative ^ | 16/12/13 | Adi Kochavi
    Lebanese militants have been streaming into Syria in recent months to help that government in its war with the rebels—and by all accounts, they’ve been making a difference in an ongoing and critical battle in eastern Syria. Desperate to slow that tide, Syrian rebels are trying a brutal new tactic to dissuade Hezbollah militants from crossing the border: They’re decapitating captured fighters and sending the heads back home to Lebanon, according to several reports and pictures posted on various sites. One Israeli Facebook page called “News In SOS” quoted and translated Syrian rebel sources late last month saying they sent...
  • South Sudan rebels hold key oil-producing city

    12/22/2013 8:59:40 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    FNC ^ | 23/12/13
    KAMPALA, UGANDA – South Sudan's central government lost control of the capital of a key oil-producing state Sunday, the military said, as renegade forces loyal to a former deputy president seized more territory in fighting that has raised fears of full-blown civil war in the world's newest country. Bentiu, the capital of oil-rich Unity state, is now controlled by a military commander loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar, said Col. Philip Aguer, the South Sudanese military spokesman. "Bentiu is in the hands of a commander who has declared support for Machar," he said. "Bentiu is not in our hands."...
  • South Sudan: US Military Aircraft Hit By Rebels

    12/21/2013 5:47:18 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 77 replies
    news.sky.com ^ | December 21, 2013
    Two US military aircraft have been fired at during an evacuation mission in South Sudan, wounding two service personnel. One is said to be in a critical condition, and it is thought at least one of the planes was damaged. South Sudan has blamed the attack on renegade troops. Officials said the aircraft were heading to Bor, the capital of the state of Jonglei and the scene of some of the country's worst violence in the past week. After being fired at the planes turned around and headed to Kampala in Uganda. From there the wounded service personnel were flown...
  • Al-Qaeda-linked rebels apologise after cutting off head of wrong person (/fellow extremist)

    11/14/2013 4:48:47 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 11/14/13 | Richard Spencer
    Militant Islamist rebels in Syria linked to al-Qaeda have asked for "understanding and forgiveness" for cutting off and putting on display the wrong man's head. In a public appearance filmed and posted online, members of Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, one brandishing a knife, held up a bearded head before a crowd in Aleppo. They triumphantly described the execution of what they said was a member of an Iraqi Shia militia fighting for President Bashar al-Assad. But the head was recognised from the video as originally belonging to a member of Ahrar al-Sham, a Sunni Islamist rebel group that...
  • Too Bad: Saudis angry with U.S. (can we talk 9/11 now)

    10/24/2013 10:26:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | October 24, 2013 | Walid Shoebat
    If there is a country Saudi Arabia and Iran despise more than Israel, it’s each other. When it comes to Syria, Iran’s most prominent ally, the prospect of removing Bashar al-Assad has a pavlovian effect on the Saudis. ... Putin beat Barack Obama and John Kerry like a couple of drums. While Obama saw an opportunity to spin a resounding defeat into an opportunity to back down under the guise of a diplomatic stalemate as the preferred option, there were consequences. One of those consequences involves Saudi Arabia’s anger with the U.S. for not dealing with Assad. Consequences aren’t necessarily...
  • US halts aid to Syrian rebels

    10/22/2013 5:05:25 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 8 replies
    The United States has cut off northern Syrian moderate rebel groups from non-lethal aid, with an al-Qaeda advance in northern Syria physically blocking the aid’s dispersal, as the Obama administration continues to ‘disengage’ itself from Syria. Daily Hürriyet’s Washington representative, Tolga Tanış, reported that the Obama administration commenced its ‘disengagement’ from Syria on Oct. 2, laying out three conditions to the moderate rebels, should they wish for the resumption of aid. A joint U.S.-Russia plan on the chemical disarmament of Syria and clashes between the Western-Arab-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) and al-Qaeda-linked rebels known as the Islamic State of Iraq...
  • U.S. Marines training al-Qaeda-linked Syrian jihadists in Saudi Arabia

    10/20/2013 12:58:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    JW ^ | October 17 ., 2013
    Twelve years after 9/11, the U.S. has changed sides. The Long War Journal reported on June 29 that the Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, which is “al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria,” has “cooperated with Free Syrian Army units to establish sharia, or Islamic law, in Aleppo and in eastern Syria.” What is the Free Syrian Army? The "moderates" whom we are training and to whom we are giving weapons: “the US government is backing the Free Syrian Army despite the group’s known ties to the Al Nusrah Front.” "Training of Syrian insurgents steps up in Saudi...
  • Record cruelty: Syrian rebels target fetuses

    10/19/2013 5:58:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 10.19.13, 13:09
    With the end of the conflict nowhere in sight, a British report points to new levels of depravity as part of the battles tearing Syria apart—bored snipers have begun taking practice shots at pregnant women, specifically aiming for their unborn fetuses. The testimony of a British doctor who spoke with ITV claims that snipers have been engaging in a “death game” in which they target specific body parts of innocent civilians as target practice. … According to the Daily Mail, as part of the sniper games, snipers receive a cigarette for every such hit. …
  • Video: Maaloula was religious cleansing, not a military target (The Syrian "Rebels")

    09/29/2013 6:54:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/28/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Rebels overran the ancient Christian village of Maaloula in Syria on the fourth of September, and held it for eleven days until the Syrian army could retake it. It always made for a curious target in a broad civil war. Maaloula had no particular strategic value; it’s 56 kilometers north of Damascus in rugged mountain territory, enough of a backwater that it’s one of the few places where Aramaic is still spoken along with Arabic. It’s off the highway between Damascus and Homs, and away from the railroad that links the two Syrian cities. Why bother with Maaloula at all?Lee...
  • US 'blackmailing' Russia over Syria resolution: Lavrov

    09/22/2013 9:11:14 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 22, 2013 | AFP
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Sunday accused the United States of blackmailing Russia over a tough UN resolution against Syria, and said the West is blinded by the idea of regime change in the war-torn country. "Our American partners are beginning to blackmail us: if Russia won't support a resolution under Chapter VII in the UN Security Council, then we will stop the work in the Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons," Lavrov said in a Channel One interview, according to Russian agencies. He said the OPCW is "about to make a decision" on Syria but the process is...
  • MUSLIM TROPHY IN SYRIA: LIFELESS BODY OF DECAPITATED CHRISTIAN CHILD

    09/22/2013 7:22:31 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 150 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | Sept. 18,2013 | LiveLeak
    A young Christian girl beheaded in Syria. The sign of extremism and fanatics, the long beards, is present in each and everyone of these subhuman Muslims who killed this small child, in their jihad to Allah – inspired by the Quran. This is Obama, Britain, France, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Turkey funded and supported handiwork. Don’t put your support behind any of these people, whether for military action in Syria, asylum, immigration, another hate preaching mosque. This is what is moving into your town, your country, your society, your neighborhood: video... This video is written with false propaganda claiming...
  • Toddler Chained To Fence By Syrian Rebels And Forced To Watch Parents Executed

    09/21/2013 9:50:39 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 76 replies
    Free Patriot ^ | 9/21/2013
    Take a good hard look at the photo. Looking away from it will not change the fact that it happened. This girl’s family had different religious views from the Syrian Rebel Army. When the “Free Syrian Army” marched into her town, they chained her to a fence and forced her to watch as her parents were tortured and killed for their religion. These are the same “Free Syrian Army” soldiers that Obama just violated international law to provide weapons to. I will not gross people out with the graphic video or the violence that happens over there daily under the...
  • Tunisia’s ‘sex jihadis’ who were sent to Syria to have sex with 100 rebels EACH are coming..

    09/20/2013 3:57:01 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 25 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 20, 2013 | Martin Jay In Beirut and Jennifer Smith
    (Full Title: Tunisia’s ‘sex jihadis’ who were sent to Syria to have sex with 100 rebels EACH are coming home pregnant with their children) Tunisian government minister reveals women who travelled to Syria to comfort Islamist opposition fighters in sexual jihad are returning pregnant Lotfi ben Jeddou said women return home after 'having sexual relations with 20,30,100' front-line fighters Minister insisted border security has been tightened to restrict young people from travelling to war-torn countryEarlier this year a group of girls reportedly went to rebel-held Northern Syria to offer themselves in 'sexual jihad' Religious orders or 'fatwas' were reportedly circulated...
  • Al-Qaeda-linked Syrian rebel snipers haunt Christian town of Maaloula

    09/19/2013 2:31:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 19, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    Al-Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels continue to haunt the predominantly Christian town of Maaloula as regime fighters struggle to regain power there. Maaloula, about 35 miles northeast of Damascus, the capital, is nestled under a large cliff, the summit of which is controlled by the rebels. “Invisible” snipers continue to pepper the residents below. “We never see them, but we hear the shots fired by their Dragunovs,” the Russians’ favorite sniper rifle, said a soldier as he hid behind a wall, Agence France-Presse reported. ... al-Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels in Maaloula had forced at least one person to convert to Islam at gunpoint...
  • Freed Gitmo Terrorist Member of Islamic Opposition in Syria

    09/18/2013 1:39:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 18, 2013
    As the Obama administration pushes its delusional tale that Syrian rebels aren’t terrorists, a mainstream newspaper chain publishes a story about a former Guantanamo captive who died fighting the Bashar Assad regime as a member of an Islamic opposition group. The ex-Guantanamo prisoner, Mohammed al Alami, was one of hundreds released from the U.S. military facility in southeastern Cuba during the Bush administration. He spent four years at Gitmo, admitted training with Al Qaeda and participating in an Afghan paramilitary camp where Osama bin Laden visited “to encourage and reinforce the trainee’s commitment to the cause of jihad.” Records cited...
  • Half Of Syrian Rebels Are Jihadists Fighting For Al Qaeda-Linked Groups, British Defense Study Finds

    09/18/2013 1:05:40 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 3 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | September 16, 2013 | Tyler Durden
    Until now, there was mostly speculation and conjecture that among the Syrian "rebel" parties assisted by the Obama administration and the west in their attempt to overthrow Assad, are various groups either supported or comprising of factions consisting of Al Qaeda, Jihadists and other extremist Islamic group. That speculation is now fact according to extracts from a British defense study published in Monday's Daily Telegraph, according to which Jihadists and members of hardline Islamist groups make up almost half of forces fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. As AFP reported, the analysis by defense consultancy IHS Jane's, due to be...
  • Just How Extremist Are the Rebels in Syria?

    09/17/2013 5:23:24 AM PDT · by Gorilla44 · 12 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 17, 2013 | Jamie Dettmer
    A new report claims that the Syrian rebels are more jihadist and hardline than the Obama administration has asserted. Jamie Dettmer reports from Lebanon. Nearly half of the rebel forces battling to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are jihadist or hardline Islamists, a British defense consultancy has warned its private clients, thus contradicting claims by Obama administration officials that opposition ranks are predominately moderate. According to a study by IHS Jane’s for commercial clients, the rebels number around 100,000 fighters and are spread across more than 1,000 fragmented bands that are often at odds with each other and increasingly engaged...
  • Syria: nearly half rebel fighters are jihadists or hardline Islamists, says IHS Jane's report

    09/15/2013 12:34:09 PM PDT · by Dysart · 18 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 9-15-2013
    Nearly half the rebel fighters in Syria are now aligned to jihadist or hardline Islamist groups according to a new analysis of factions in the country's civil war.Opposition forces battling Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria now number around 100,000 fighters, but after more than two years of fighting they are fragmented into as many as 1,000 bands. The new study by IHS Jane's, a defence consultancy, estimates there are around 10,000 jihadists - who would include foreign fighters - fighting for powerful factions linked to al-Qaeda.. Another 30,000 to 35,000 are hardline Islamists who share much of the outlook of...
  • Qaeda tells Syria fighters to shun secularists in sign of deeper rebel rift

    09/15/2013 8:00:32 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 18 replies
    Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri has told the Islamist militants who are some of Syria's toughest opposition forces to avoid alliances with other rebel fighters backed by Gulf Arab states and the West. His comment reflects a deepening rift between groups of the Western- and Arab-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) and guerrillas sympathetic to Zawahri's ultra hardline network, which seeks to wage a transnational armed campaign against the West
  • Syrian Army fights to take back Christian town Maaloula from Islamist rebels

    09/12/2013 9:39:46 AM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 14 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | September 12, 2013 | BBC / AFP
    A great report by BBC News on how the Syrian Army are fighting the Islamist rebels to take back Maaloula: (Watch video at link above) Here’s another video from AFP which suggests the Syrian Army has made great strides in beating back the rebels: Syria army makes 'major advance' in Christian town So why again were we planning to attack Assad?
  • SYRIAN REBELS BLAST RUSSIAN OFFER ON CHEMICAL ARMS

    09/12/2013 8:01:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 12, 2013 | Bassem Mroue
    BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria's top rebel commander called Thursday for regime officials to be put on trial for carrying out an alleged chemical attack near Damascus that killed hundreds last month, blasting a Russian proposal for securing the country's chemical arsenal.
  • Did the rebels launch sarin gas Attack?

    09/10/2013 11:04:34 AM PDT · by Red Statements · 13 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | Sept 1st, 2013 | Steven H Ahle
    When you add two even numbers and your answer is an odd number, you have to suspect you are wrong. When you conclude the Syrian government launched the sarin gas attack, you get an odd number, you have to wonder why the answer is also odd. Carla Del Ponte., speaking of the first gas attack, told the UN that her investigation revealed concrete suspicions that the rebels had actually launched the attack. “ "Our investigators have been in neighboring countries interviewing victims, doctors and field hospitals and, according to their report of last week which I have seen, there are...
  • Boehner again proves Cowardly and Worthless

    09/09/2013 6:31:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | September 3, 2013
    Do you remember how tough Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) talked when he was in the minority? Well, ever since kicking off his tenure as majority leader after the 2010 elections with a series of good cries, he has caved on every single issue brought before him. In the case of Syria, Boehner has decided to throw his support behind the Muslim Brotherhood / Al-Qaeda rebels. The true irony of all this is that the Congress will be working toward giving the President the authority to fight on behalf of Al-Qaeda on the anniversary of 9/11/01 and 9/11/12.
  • 'Either You Convert to Islam, Or You Will Be Beheaded'

    09/09/2013 9:33:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 69 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 9 Sep 2013
    The village of Maaloula has been taken over by Syrian rebels associated with al Qaeda, who have stormed the Christian center and offered local Christians a choice: conversion or death. .. The village is located just 25 miles from Damascus, and sites within the village are dedicated as United Nations world heritage sites. Residents still speak Aramaic, the language of Jesus. The rebels who took over the city are associated with the al Nusra Front, an al Qaeda-associated Islamist group. Villagers reported foreign dialects ranging from Tunisian to Libyan, from Moroccan to Chechen.
  • Theater of the Absurd: Obama and the Debate over Syria

    09/08/2013 6:33:38 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 8th, 2013 - 11:16 am | Ron Radosh
    As we wait for Godot — I mean President Obama’s address to the American people on Tuesday night — it looks at present as if both the House and Senate will not grant him the “yes” vote that he is seeking on a Syria strike. I have read virtually every op-ed and argument on all sides of the question that have appeared, from people on both sides whose views I respect, and one of the problems is that there are good arguments to make on both sides. Today I watched Fox News Sunday, the impressive panel on Fareed Zakaria’s GPS,...
  • Why Is John Kerry Supporting Genghis Khan?

    09/06/2013 6:08:34 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 14 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 09/06/2013 | JoeClarke.Net
    In 1971 as I was sort of recovering from service  in Vietnam in a VA Hospital, there was John Kerry testifying before Congress  on television about the "atrocities" committed by the American troops in Vietnam, reminiscent of Genghis Khan - as Kerry explained it. At the time, I had other things on my mind, and I did not fully realize the treason he was committing. In the Twelfth Century, at the same time Islam was manifesting destiny by killing and otherwise subjugating infidels as they  into the  Middle East, North Africa and Europe, the infamous Genghis Khan was taking over country after...
  • NYT: Brutality of Syrian Rebels Posing Dilemma in West

    09/05/2013 5:50:32 AM PDT · by maggief · 32 replies
    NYTimes ^ | September 5, 2013 | C. J. CHIVERS
    The Syrian rebels posed casually, standing over their prisoners with firearms pointed down at the shirtless and terrified men. The prisoners, seven in all, were captured Syrian soldiers. Five were trussed, their backs marked with red welts. They kept their faces pressed to the dirt as the rebels’ commander recited a bitter revolutionary verse. “For fifty years, they are companions to corruption,” he said. “We swear to the Lord of the Throne, that this is our oath: We will take revenge.” The moment the poem ended, the commander, known as “the Uncle,” fired a bullet into the back of the...
  • Brutality of Syrian Rebels Posing Dilemma in West

    09/05/2013 11:56:38 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | Sept 5 2013 | C. J. CHIVERS
    The Syrian rebels posed casually, standing over their prisoners with firearms pointed down at the shirtless and terrified men. The prisoners, seven in all, were captured Syrian soldiers. Five were trussed, their backs marked with red welts. They kept their faces pressed to the dirt as the rebels’ commander recited a bitter revolutionary verse. “For fifty years, they are companions to corruption,” he said. “We swear to the Lord of the Throne, that this is our oath: We will take revenge.” The moment the poem ended, the commander, known as “the Uncle,” fired a bullet into the back of the...
  • Al-Qaeda militants kill 24 civilians near Ras al-Ain -

    09/05/2013 8:48:41 PM PDT · by austinaero · 22 replies
    alalam online ^ | 09/02/2013 | none given
    Al-Qaeda linked terrorists in Syria have beheaded all 24 Syrian passengers traveling from Tartus to Ras al-Ain in northeast of Syria, among them a mother and a 40-days old infant. Gunmen from the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and Levant stopped the bus on the road in Talkalakh and killed everyone before setting the bus on fire - See more at: http://en.alalam.ir/news/1512664#sthash.C3Y23xws.dpuf
  • Will Democrats Forgive Obama for Blowing His Second Term?

    09/05/2013 10:02:09 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 5, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    Before the confetti settled on election night in 2012, President Barack Obama’s administration and supporters were ready to get to work. As a number of media outlets observed – or warned, depending on your perspective — second-term presidents usually have a short window, closing after to achieve significant legislative accomplishments. Between 12 and 18 months into a second presidential term, the window closes. Exogenous events or increasing excitement surrounding the next presidential contest overtake the current president’s ability to capture the attention of the nation and, with them, the Congress. Now, nearly nine months into the president’s second term, Obama...
  • Brutality of Syrian Rebels Posing Dilemma in West

    09/05/2013 9:20:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 45 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 5,2013 | C. J. Chivers
    The Syrian rebels posed casually, standing over their prisoners with firearms pointed down at the shirtless and terrified men.
  • Nobel Peace Laureate on What's Really Going on in Syria! Who Obama/Kerry support :adult content

    09/04/2013 3:36:07 PM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 21 replies
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | September 4, 2013 | Unknown
    Wednesday, September 4, 2013 Nobel Peace Laureate on What's Really Going on in Syria Nobel Peace Prize laurete, Mairead Maguire gives her account of her visit to Syria. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=msA35ATXol8
  • Syrian rebels attack Assad-held Christian village

    09/04/2013 12:57:00 PM PDT · by topher · 24 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | September 4, 2013 | AP
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  • Something 'very fishy' about this Syria thing [Vanity]

    09/03/2013 11:45:11 AM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 56 replies
    September 03, 2013 | GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
    I've got that same funny feeling about Obama's Syria threat that I've had during other events in recent months. Right now we're seeing a highly visible 'public hearing' over the issue of Syria.. Why not another IRS scandal hearing, or Benghazi hearing or another hearing on the DOJ spying on Fox news? Obama and Congress seem to have whipped up a Syria hearing rather quickly, so what's the problem with doing so on these other issues? I smell a RAT! Why does Obama want to start a war with Syria and possibly the entire region? What is the REAL reason...
  • Did the rebels launch sarin gas Attack?

    09/02/2013 6:38:03 AM PDT · by Red Statements · 27 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | Sept 21st, 2013 | Steven H Ahle
    When you add two even numbers and your answer is an odd number, you have to suspect you are wrong. When you conclude the Syrian government launched the sarin gas attack, you get an odd number, you have to wonder why the answer is also odd. Carla Del Ponte., speaking of the first gas attack, told the UN that her investigation revealed concrete suspicions that the rebels had actually launched the attack. “ "Our investigators have been in neighboring countries interviewing victims, doctors and field hospitals and, according to their report of last week which I have seen, there are...
  • U.S. Travel Warning: Al Qaeda-Affiliated Syrian Rebels Have 'Claimed Nearly 600 Attacks;'

    09/01/2013 10:32:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    CNSnews ^ | 9/1/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - While President Barack Obama is now asking Congress to authorize him to use military force against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad because that regime used chemical weapons on its own people, the State Department is maintaining a travel warning advising Americans not to travel to Syria because the al-Nusrah Front, the al Qaeda affiliate in Syria--which is particiapting in the rebellion seeking to overthrow Assad--has carried out about 600 attacks in the country since November 2011. These al Qaeda terrorist attacks, according to the State Department, have killed many Syrian civilians. "There is also a threat from...
  • Muslim Brotherhood’s World Domination Blueprint

    08/31/2013 6:09:23 AM PDT · by opentalk · 16 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | August 29, 2013 | Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (Ret.)
    …From its inception in 1928, the Muslim Brotherhood has been the subject of persecution due to its commitment to a single goal —transitioning the world into an Islamic empire. ..The Muslim Brotherhood saw its gains as “one small step” for Islam and “one giant leap” for Muslimkind. Not content with small successful steps, it moved to take a giant leap in Egypt. ...Morsi was the Muslim Brotherhood’s “poster boy,” coming to office because the Brotherhood was the only domestic organization with the infrastructure in place to support a candidate.…What the Muslim Brotherhood had planned for Egypt extended far beyond those...