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  • Assad Says He Needs Iranian, Hizballah Forces To Stay In Syria

    06/15/2018 12:59:09 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 28 replies
    RFE/RL ^ | June 14, 2018 | AP, Reuters
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said he needs the assistance of Iranian and Hizballah forces in Syria and they will stay for as long as they deem necessary. "Hizballah is a basic element in this war. The battle is long, and the need for these military forces will continue for a long time," Assad told Al-Alam. Assad stressed that he invited the allied fighters into his country and he would never ask them to leave, as the United States and Israel are demanding, even as part of any peace settlement. Israel sees Tehran as a mortal foe and has pressed...
  • Israeli intelligence reportedly says Trump's Syria strike failed, didn't take out much of anything

    04/17/2018 7:18:02 PM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 111 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Apr 17, 2018 | Alex Lockie
    Israeli officials cited in a Ynetnews report characterized the missile strike on Friday by the US, the UK, and France on suspected chemical weapons facilities in Syria as a failure. Multiple Israeli government and military sources suggested the strike was not effective in hurting Syria's ability to conduct chemical attacks. These officials also criticized President Donald Trump's talking about the strike beforehand. The latest strike most likely didn't change anything on the battlefield in Syria, and it's hard to know how much of the chemical weapons stockpile it hit.
  • Syria's 'Butcher of Hama' living in £10 million Mayfair townhouse

    06/15/2011 7:53:32 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | June 12, 2011 | G. Rayner
    Syria's 'Butcher of Hama' living in £10 million Mayfair townhouse The massacre of civilians in the rebellious Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughur has awoken terrible memories for the people of Hama, 60 miles to the north, where up to 40,000 people were killed during an uprising in 1982. Rifaat al-Assad moved, more than a year ago, to a Georgian mansion off Park Lane By Gordon Rayner, Chief Reporter 9:00PM BST 12 Jun 2011 Today, Mahar al-Assad, the bloodthirsty brother of President Bashar al-Assad, is the man leading his army on a mission of vengeance against those who have dared to...
  • FRANCE: National Assessment - Syria: the facts

    04/14/2018 8:52:44 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 26 replies
    open information and declassified data of French intelligence services ^ | April 14, 2018. | Ministry of the Armed Forces
    WARNING! Today, the MO of France has published an interesting report on the subject of chemical weapons in Syria. The document is compiled on the basis of open information and declassified data of French intelligence services and dated April 14, 2018. The main point in the report is that the analysis of evidence of the use of chemical weapons in the city of Duma on April 7, 2018 shows the absence of traces of installation and forgery on the records. The analysis of the situation shows that, with a high degree of probability, chemical weapons against the civilian population were...
  • MIT expert claims latest chemical weapons attack in Syria was staged

    04/12/2018 10:13:44 AM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 144 replies
    International Business Times ^ | April 12, 2018 | Tareq Haddad
    A leading weapons academic has claimed that the Khan Sheikhoun nerve agent attack in Syria was staged, raising questions about who was responsible. Theodore Postol, a professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), issued a series of three reports in response to the White House's finding that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad perpetrated the attack on 4 April. He concluded that the US government's report does not provide any "concrete" evidence that Assad was responsible, adding it was more likely that the attack was perpetrated by players on the ground. Postol said: "I have reviewed the [White House's] document...
  • NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell Calls For ‘Comprehensive Response’ in Syria: Trump ‘Has to Take Action’

    04/10/2018 3:49:33 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 62 replies
    Mediate ^ | April 9, 2018 | Caleb Ecarma
    In response to the reported chemical attack on civilians in Syria, NBC News veteran Andrea Mitchell and other leading members of the New York and Washington, D.C. pundit class are — surprise, surprise — beating the war drums and calling on the US government to ramp up attacks in the country with a “comprehensive response.” While appearing on this morning’s airing of Morning Joe, Mitchell explained to Iraq War cheerleader Joe Scarborough why she believes Trump should follow the in the footsteps of America’s other 21st Century presidents leap further into the conflict in the Middle East: “There’s no question...
  • The Russian Attack Against America You Didn’t Hear About

    02/22/2018 3:53:51 AM PST · by BeadCounter · 21 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | 19 February 2018 | Michael J. Totten
    You probably didn’t hear this because few media organizations have even mentioned it, but Russia committed an act of war against the United States a little more than a week ago. No, this is not about more social media and election shenanigans. Russia mounted an armed assault against American soldiers and our allies in Syria, including Kurdish security forces affiliated with the People’s Protection Units, or YPG, at a military base in the city of Deir Ezzor, the largest in eastern Syria. Russian combatants fought alongside Assad regime fighters and Shia militias armed, funded and directed by Iran. Both the...
  • BREAKING=> Paris ISIS Terrorist Registered as ‘REFUGEE’ on Leros Island in Greece IN OCTOBER

    11/14/2015 8:34:55 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 46 replies
    He walked right in-- Breaking: At least one terrorist in the deadly Paris attacks registered as a refugee on Leros Island in October.Migrants disembark from the catamaran Terra Jet at the Athens' port of Piraeus, on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. About 1,800 refugees arrived from the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos as the country has been overwhelmed by record numbers of migrants this year. The terrorist was carrying a Syrian passport. The passport was found on the terrorist who blew himself up outside the soccer stadium. #Greece PublicOrderMin Toskas confirms Paris attacker w Syrian passport was registered as refugee on...
  • Has The Legal Authority Of The United Nations Surpassed That Of The United States Congress?

    09/23/2017 7:22:30 AM PDT · by davikkm · 6 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    In March of 2012, Senator Jeff Sessions had a shocking exchange with Leon Panetta, Obama’s CIA Director. In the exchange caught on video, you can see General Kelly, the current White House Chief of Staff, sitting smugly behind Panetta. I find it very revealing that Kelly is present at this controversial time during the Obama administration, and now he is guarding President Donald Trump as White House Chief of Staff. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s declaration before the Senate Armed Services Committee that the President should not consult the Congress but look to the globalist power of NATO and the...
  • Syria: Russian airstrike wounds six US-backed fighters

    09/17/2017 12:43:27 AM PDT · by Vostok-1 · 10 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sunday 17 September 2017 03.17 BST | Associated Press
    A US-backed force in Syria said a Russian airstrike wounded six of its fighters on Saturday near the eastern city of Deir el-Zour while in southeast Syria, Syrian troops and their Iran-backed allies began a new offensive aiming to capture areas along the Iraq border under the cover of Russian airstrikes. The command of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces said in a statement that Saturday’s air raid occurred on the eastern side of the Euphrates River in the industrial area that was recently liberated from Isis. The US military said in a statement that Russian forces struck a target east...
  • US-backed Syrian “rebels” in disarray at Qatar conference

    11/13/2012 10:54:14 AM PST · by Pete · 8 replies
    World Socialist Web Site ^ | November 6, 2012 | Bill Van Auken
    Four days of meetings in Doha, the capital of Qatar, of Western-backed elements backing the overthrow of the Syrian government began in disarray Sunday, following last week’s demand by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for a shakeup within the so-called rebel leadership. Clinton gave the Syrian oppositionists their marching orders last Wednesday, declaring that the Syrian National Council (SNC), formed barely a year ago and recognized by Washington as the “legitimate representative” of the Syrian people, had lost US backing. She dismissed the leadership that the US had previously supported as a gang of irrelevant exiles who had not...
  • Team McCain Conference Call: Rudy on Obama Aide’s Syrian Adventure

    08/20/2008 12:52:38 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 177+ views
    hotair.com ^ | August 20, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    Rudy Giuliani headed today’s Team McCain conference call, discussing the trip taken by Barack Obama adviser David Kurtzer to Syria in July. Giuliani, the recent selection for the GOP convention’s keynote speaker, took the opportunity to reassert himself on national security and foreign policy. Michael Goldfarb and Randy Scheuneman also took part in the call. Mayor Giuliani told the conference that the fact that the trip was not disclosed at the time shows Obama’s inexperience and irresponsibility on foreign policy. Giuliani pointed out that Obama included Assad on his list of world leaders he would meet without preconditions. He says...
  • Samantha Power Watched Half a Million Arabs Die — Then Slammed Israel

    12/25/2016 6:17:13 PM PST · by Dave346 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Dec 2016 | Shmuley Boteach
    All our Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, is missing is a fiddle. For the duration of the seemingly endless Syrian civil war, she has figuratively fiddled while that country burns. Now, with one foot out the door from a tenure that has all but obliterated her once formidable reputation as an anti-genocide activist, she’s decided to kick Israel in the teeth. What most amazes me about this past Friday’s anti-Israel resolution that was cooked up by Barack Obama, John Kerry, Susan Rice, and Power is not that it took place. We have long known that the quartet had...
  • Angry Shadow Brokers release password for suspected NSA hacking tools

    04/10/2017 3:11:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    PC World ^ | 4/9/17 | John Rebeiro
    Annoyed with the U.S. missile strike last week on an airfield in Syria, among other things, hacker group Shadow Brokers resurfaced on Saturday and released what they said was the password to files containing suspected National Security Agency tools they had earlier tried to sell.“Is appearing you are abandoning ‘your base’, ‘the movement’, and the peoples who getting you elected,” the group wrote in broken English in a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump posted online on Saturday.The hacker group, believed by some security experts to have Russian links, released in January an arsenal of tools that appeared designed to...
  • Rogers: Obama’s inertia on Syria-Islamic State part of foreign policy plan empowering rivals

    08/31/2014 8:01:29 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies
    Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said Sunday that President Obama’s inertia on whether to launch airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syria is part of an overall foreign policy failure that is empowering China, North Korea, Russia and other rival nations. “It’s all related,” Rogers, R-Mich., told “Fox News Sunday." “The world sees the United States as withdrawn.” Rogers said the president’s apparent disengagement or slow response is the reason China has engaged U.S. pilots and Russian President Vladimir Putin has moved into eastern Ukraine without fear of consequence. “U.S. foreign policy is...
  • Greenfield: It's a Mad, Mad War

    10/27/2016 4:47:11 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 8 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Thursday, October 27, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, October 27, 2016 It's a Mad, Mad War Posted by Daniel Greenfield Russia and the West are fighting to decide whether Syria will be run by Sunni Islamists backed by Saudi Arabia or Shiite Islamists backed by Iran. This insane civil war has burned up countless lives, not to mention plenty of dollars, rubles, euros and pounds. The only certain winners of this war, once the dust has settled, will chant “Allahu Akbar” and call for the death of the infidels. Sadly this is nothing new. Russia got the PLO started before Bill Clinton decided to become its sugar...
  • Syria crisis: Russia raises prospect of war if it is given G7 ultimatum as (trunc)

    04/09/2017 11:51:22 PM PDT · by blueplum · 21 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 09 April 2017 11:55pm, London | Gordon Rayner, Political Editor Kate McCann, Senior Political Correspondent
    Full Title: Syria crisis: Russia raises prospect of war if it is given G7 ultimatum as it mocks Boris Johnson's no-show Russia and Iran has threatened military retaliation against the US, accusing Donald Trump of crossing “red lines” by ordering a cruise missile attack on a Syrian air base. The two military allies of Syria said the US bombardment had violated international law and, in a statement, added: “From now on we will respond with force.” Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, is understood to be working on a proposal from the G7 group of nations which will demand that Vladimir Putin...
  • Syria gains more upgraded Su-24M2 bombers

    04/13/2017 7:40:49 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Arabian Aerospace ^ | 13 April 2017 | Jon Lake
    The Syrian Arab Armed Forces are receiving 10 examples of the Sukhoi Su-24M2 'Fencer-D' attack aircraft from Russia, augmenting an unknown number of existing 'Fencers'. Jon Lake reports. Before the on-going deliveries began, Syria had received 22 Su-24s in total. Some 20 downgraded Su-24MK export versions were delivered from the Soviet Union in 1990, and these were augmented in the mid-1990s by single examples of the Su-24MK and the Su-24MR reconnaissance aircraft, which were donated by Libya after Syria provided support for Libya’s own ‘Fencer’ fleet. The aircraft are operated by 819 squadron at T4 (Tyas) Airbase in Central Syria,...
  • US intelligence intercepted communications between Syrian military and chemical experts

    04/12/2017 8:45:17 PM PDT · by USA-FRANCE · 140 replies
    The US military and intelligence community has intercepted communications featuring Syrian military and chemical experts talking about preparations for the sarin attack in Idlib last week, a senior US official tells CNN.
  • The Wilson, Rockefeller, & McCarthy Ties

    04/27/2006 7:19:49 PM PDT · by hipaatwo · 61 replies · 1,321+ views
    Very interesting stuff going on in the Mary McCarthy files. It appears many of us missed a few important connections: One aspect of her background so far comparatively unexamined is her West African uranium connection. She served in a key government position concerned with West African nations producing yellowcake uranium at the same time that Joseph Wilson was working in the area. The two may be considered members of the “yellowcake community” within the Clinton national security apparatus of the 1990s.There are more questions than answers for the moment, but yellowcake uramium is not only of strategic importance for WMD...