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  • At least 97 killed in twin bombings near train station in Turkey's capital

    10/10/2015 11:51:26 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | October 10, 2015 | By Don Melvin
    The death toll in Saturday's bombing in Turkey's capital, Ankara, has risen to 97 and over 400 other people have been injured, according toTurkish Medical Association. "In total 97 people have been murdered, 68 of them died right after the blast, whereas 29 of them were severely wounded and sent to the hospitals, where they lost their lives," said Dr.Huseyin Demirdezen, a member of head council of Turkish Medical Association. Two powerful bombs exploded near the main train station in Ankara on Saturday morning, targeting a peace rally and causing carnage, killing at least 86 people and injuring 186 others...
  • First on CNN: U.S. officials say Russian missiles heading for Syria landed in Iran

    10/08/2015 12:03:54 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 124 replies
    CNN ^ | October 8, 2015 | Barbara Starr and Jeremy Diamond
    Washington (CNN)A number of cruise missiles launched from a Russian ship and aimed at targets in Syria have crashed in Iran, two U.S. officials told CNN Thursday. Monitoring by U.S. military and intelligence assets has concluded that at least four missiles crashed as they flew over Iran. One official said there may be casualties, but another official said this is not yet known.
  • Reckless Lunacy (Oliver North on Obama & disarmament)

    08/23/2012 4:55:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 24, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — Americans following this year's presidential campaign would never know it from mainstream media coverage, but the commander in chief we hired four years ago has set the United States on a course for unilateral disarmament. The following people hope you won't notice until after Nov. 6: Vladimir Putin, Liang Guanglie, Kim Jong-un, Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Sayyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, A.Q. Khan and of course, Barack Obama. The 10 individuals above share a common fascination: nuclear weapons. Vladimir Putin, Russia's modern czar; Liang Guanglie, minister of national defense for...
  • Russian jet SHOT DOWN by Turkey after it flew into their airspace, according to reports

    10/09/2015 8:27:32 PM PDT · by revivaljoe · 208 replies
    express ^ | Sat, Oct 10, 2015 | SCOTT CAMPBELL
    Russian jet SHOT DOWN by Turkey after it flew into their airspace, according to reports A RUSSIAN jet has been shot down by Turkish forces after it flew into the country's airspace, according to as yet unconfirmed reports circulating on social media.
  • Leaked documents show Russia ordered Syria to shoot down Turkish jet

    10/09/2015 10:29:36 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    Ekurd Daily ^ | 1.10.2012 | Yifa Yaakov and Times of Israel staff, The Associated Press contributed to this report.
    Russia told Assad to shoot down Turkish plane, murder captured pilots, ‘leaked Syrian documents’ show. Devastating intelligence papers purport to prove jet was downed on Moscow’s orders, pilots captured alive by intelligence unit and then killed; Damascus had claimed June incident was an accident October 1, 2012 DAMASCUS,— Contrary to previous reports, the two pilots of a Turkish F-4 Phantom which was shot down by Syria in June were not killed in the crash, but were murdered by the Assad regime on Russian orders, according to a devastating series of alleged Syrian intelligence documents leaked to and published by Al-Arabiya...
  • 30 killed, 126 injured in Ankara bomb attacks

    10/10/2015 3:44:19 AM PDT · by jimjohn · 39 replies
    AP ^ | AP
    Two bomb explosions targeting a peace rally in Turkey's capital Ankara on Saturday killed at least 30 people and injured 126 others, Turkey's Interior Ministry said.
  • Palestinians stab Israelis in 2 Jerusalem attacks

    10/10/2015 11:35:32 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 12 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 10/10/15 | ARON HELLER
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinians carried out two stabbing attacks in Jerusalem on Saturday before being shot dead by police, while another two Palestinians were killed during a violent demonstration near the Gaza border fence, as violence continued to spread following a series of attacks against civilians and soldiers in the past week. Jerusalem has seen a wave of stabbing attacks linked to tensions over a sensitive holy site in the Old City that is sacred to Jews and Muslims. In recent days the attacks have spread to the rest of Israel, while violent protests have erupted in the West Bank...
  • Will The Discovery Of Huge Amounts Of Oil In Israel Lead To War In The Middle East?

    10/10/2015 11:14:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    End of the American Dream ^ | 10/10/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Billions of barrels of oil have been discovered in Israel, and this discovery could essentially make Israel energy independent for many decades to come. But there is just one problem. This discovery was made in the Golan Heights. If you are not familiar with the Golan Heights, it is an area that Israel took from Syria during the Six-Day War of 1967. The government of Israel considers the Golan Heights to now be part of Israeli territory, but the United Nations does not recognize Israel’s claim. Instead, the UN still recognizes Syrian sovereignty over that area. So now that massive...
  • Russian jet 'shot down by Turkish forces after planes violated country's airspace'

    10/10/2015 11:01:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/10/15 | Sam Tonkin
    Turkish forces are said to have shot down a Russian jet after it flew into the country's airspace, according to unconfirmed reports on social media. It has been claimed by eyewitnesses that there was a large explosion in Huraytan, northern Syria, while three fighter planes were seen overhead. Rumours of a jet being shot out of the sky come amid heightening tensions between Russian president Vladimir Putin and the West.
  • US halts Syrian rebel training effort; to focus on arms supply

    10/10/2015 9:34:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    The US will halt its troubled USD 580 million programme to train Syrian rebels to combat Islamic State and instead provide arms directly to existing rebel units already engaged in the battle with the dreaded terrorist group, a top official has said. "We have had significant challenges associated with our training-and-equip program related to the counter ISIL mission and we've been looking at ways to address those deficiencies," Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes said yesterday. Under the new policy, the US would provide equipment packages and weapons to a select group of "vetted leaders and their units" in their...
  • Twin bombs kill 86 at pro-Kurdish rally in Turkish capital

    10/10/2015 9:19:04 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:24am EDT | Ece Toksabay and Orhan Coskun
    ANKARA - At least 86 people were killed when two suspected suicide bombers hit a rally of pro-Kurdish and leftist activists outside Ankara's main train station on Saturday, weeks ahead of an election, in the deadliest attack of its kind on Turkish soil. Bodies covered by flags and banners, including those of the pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), lay scattered on the road among bloodstains and body parts. "Like other terror attacks, the one at the Ankara train station targets our unity, togetherness, brotherhood and future," President Tayyip Erdogan said in a statement, calling for "solidarity and determination". Health...
  • Time Celebrates 'How Che Guevara Didn't Let Asthma Affect His Ambitions'

    10/10/2015 9:12:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies ^ | 10/10/2015 | Matthew Balan
    Jennifer Latson paid tribute to communist thug Che Guevara on the anniversary of his death in a gushing Friday item on Time magazine's website. Latson marveled how the Argentinian radical "might have considered the United States his worst enemy, but he faced an even greater threat to his revolutionary ambitions: asthma." The writer later touted that "asthma didn't keep him from embracing the rowdiness of youth," and that "it didn't prevent him from following a rugged revolutionary road to Cuba
  • Exclusive: U.S. warns governments, bankers Iran sanctions still in place

    10/10/2015 6:36:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/10/2015 | BY RON BOUSSO AND TIMOTHY GARDNER
    The Obama administration has privately reminded foreign governments and U.S. bankers that sanctions against Iran remain in effect, cautioning against a rush by Western companies to invest in Iran's oil industry and other businesses until the country fully complies with the July nuclear agreement. The U.S. State Department recently cabled a message, known as a demarche, to embassies around the world to reiterate that sanctions on Iran are still in place, diplomatic and government sources told Reuters on Friday. The demarche stressed that sanctions on Iran would not be lifted until the International Atomic Energy Agency verifies that Tehran has...
  • ISIS Feeds Starving Mother Her 3-Y-O Child; Yazidis Blame Obama's Inaction for Ongoing Atrocities

    10/10/2015 4:52:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 53 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/9/15 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Members of the minority Yazidi sect who were newly released hug each other on the outskirts of Kirkuk, April 8, 2015. More than 200 elderly and infirm Yazidis were freed on Wednesday by Islamic State militants who had been holding them captive since overrunning their villages in northwestern Iraq last summer.A Yazidi community member has shared a gruesome story where one mother captured by the Islamic State terror group was told she ate the meat of her own toddler. The Yazidis have been speaking out about the atrocities they continue suffer at the hands of IS, and have criticized President...
  • ISIS Makes Gains in Syria Territory Bombed by Russia

    10/09/2015 9:07:45 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 9, 2015 | By ANNE BARNARD and THOMAS ERDBRINK
    BEIRUT, Lebanon — The Islamic State registered significant gains on Friday in the area of northwestern Syria that Russian warplanes have been bombing, taking six villages near Aleppo and threatening to cut off an important route north to the Turkish border. Late in the day, there were reports that rebels had reasserted control in one village. The Kremlin has said its military had entered Syria to fight the Islamic State, but the Russian forces have concentrated much of their firepower on insurgent groups aligned against President Bashar al-Assad, including the Nusra Front, Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, and relatively secular...
  • U.S. Pulls Aircraft Carrier Central in Fight Against Islamic State From Persian Gulf

    10/09/2015 6:04:12 PM PDT · by lbryce · 64 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | October 9, 2015 | Morgan Chalifant
    The United States has pulled the USS Theodore Roosevelt, an aircraft carrier that has been central in the fight against the Islamic State, from the Persian Gulf, military officials said Thursday. NBC News reported that the U.S. Navy now, for the first time since 2007, has no aircraft carrier in the sea. The aircraft carrier was taken out late Thursday so that it can undergo maintenance, but its temporary removal is also part of budget cuts. The nuclear-powered USS Theodore Roosevelt, which houses approximately 5,000 troops and 65 combat planes, has played a large role in the Obama administration bomb...
  • NATO to deploy troops in Turkey, Turkey to break gas contract with Russia

    10/09/2015 5:49:42 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies ^ | 08.10.2015
    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the alliance was ready to deploy troops in Turkey. Meanwhile, Ankara threatened to terminate the natural gas contract with Russia. According to Stoltenberg, the NATO army may appear in Turkey to protect the country from threats coming from the south. The statement was made against the background of reports of violation of Turkish airspace by Russian fighter jets. According to Stoltenberg, NATO is ready to protect all of its allies, including Turkey, from any threats. He added that the Russian operation in Syria was a "cause for concern," Pravda.Ru reports. Turkey has accused...
  • Russia trashes CNN for reports about Russian missiles falling in Iran

    10/09/2015 5:47:10 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 29 replies ^ | 09.10.2015
    Tehran has not confirmed the rumors of Russian cruise missiles that supposedly fell on the territory of Iran after they were launched on October 8 by the Caspian flotilla. Iran's FARS news agency reported with reference to source at the Ministry of Defense of Iran that there was no information about the alleged inaccuracy in the launch of Russian cruise missiles. It was also said that the appearance of such reports in Western media was fact of psychological pressure. Spokespeople for the Russian Defense Ministry also denied the information. Maria Zakharova, a representative of the Foreign Ministry of Russia, said...
  • Why is the world ignoring a wave of terror in Israel? (150 terror attacks in 48 hours)

    10/09/2015 2:07:35 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 45 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1:25PM BST 09 Oct 2015 | By Arsen Ostrovsky
    Attacks like these do not occur in a vacuum. Such acts of pitiless slaughter are the direct result of a pervasive Palestinian infrastructure In the last week, my country, Israel, including our capital, the Holy City of Jerusalem, have come under an unprecedented wave of Palestinian terror. A week ago, Eitam and Na’ama Henkin were brutally executed by Palestinian terrorists point-blank in their car. Their four children, Matan, 9, Nitzan, 7, Neta, 4, and Itamar, 9 months old, who are now orphaned, were still in the back seat and miraculously unharmed. Their lives are now irreparably altered. Days later, two...
  • Ben Carson Is Right: Yes, Jews Should Have Had Guns In The Holocaust

    10/09/2015 1:54:29 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 55 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    On Thursday, Republican 2016 presidential contender Dr. Ben Carson stated on CNN that the Holocaust would have been less likely had Jews been armed. In his new book, A Perfect Union, Carson contends, “Through a combination of removing guns and disseminating propaganda, the Nazis were able to carry out their evil intentions with relatively little resistance.”
  • Obama Will Violate Law By Implementing Iran Nuclear Deal, Senior Officials Say

    10/09/2015 1:09:17 PM PDT · by Isara · 19 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | October 9, 2015 | Morgan Chalfant
    Senior U.S. officials have said anonymously that the Obama administration will violate federal law by implementing the Iran nuclear agreement.A sanctions relief provision included in the deal that directs the U.S. to allow foreign subsidiaries of U.S. businesses “to engage in activities with Iran” if Tehran abides by the deal’s stipulations violates a law signed by President Obama in 2012 that closed this foreign subsidiary loophole.Fox News reported: [The law, the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act (ITRA)] also stipulated, in Section 218, that when it comes to doing business with Iran, … what is prohibited for U.S....
  • EMET praises legislation by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary....

    10/09/2015 1:23:00 PM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    The Endowment for Middle East Truth ^ | Oct 8, 2015 | The Endowment for Middle East Truth
    EMET praises legislation by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a recognized, foreign terrorist organization. (Washington, DC, October 8, 2015) – Today, the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) strongly endorsed Senator Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) legislation, S. 2094, which urges the U.S. State Department to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization. Similar legislation was proposed in the U.S. House by Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX). The passage of this legislation would limit the benefits the IRGC is set to receive from the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA)...

    10/09/2015 1:14:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 58 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 8, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the huge number of Muslim migrants flooding Europe and Germany represent an "opportunity". Here's what that opportunity looks like now. A mass brawl occurred between refugees from Afghanistan and Albania. Some 60 refugees went after one another in the camp in the Wilhelmsburg district on Tuesday evening. Some were armed with iron bars, also witnesses had testified that a refugee had a firearm, a police spokesman said. In Lower Saxony in Braunschweig there was also an altercation between 300 to 400 refugees between Algerians and Syrians from a dispute over stolen goods. In the...
  • Violent clashes break out throughout Arab towns in Israel

    10/09/2015 1:03:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    ynet ^ | 10/9/15 | Hasan Shaalan, Ilana Curiel, Roi Yanovsky
    Friday night was marked by widespread rioting in solidarity with Palestinians, and due to anger at the shooting a female terrorist across Arab towns in the north, Galilee, and the triangle area. Dozens of youths, some masked, set fires to tires and threw rocks at security forces in Nazareth on Friday night. Police forces were deployed at the scene. Multiple arrests were reported in Sakhnin, while youths were reportedly throwing stones and clashing with police forces in Kfara Kana.
  • Russia's Threat

    10/09/2015 12:44:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Linda Chavez
    When Barack Obama accepted the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, he predicted that the occasion would be remembered as "the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth." Some seven years later, America is weaker, and the world is a far more dangerous place. President Obama did not end the war in Iraq. His precipitous withdrawal of American troops allowed the Islamic State group to take control of major cities and Iran to become the puppet master in Iraq. His decision to announce when the U.S. would...
  • Nobel Peace Prize Is Awarded to National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia

    10/09/2015 8:35:16 AM PDT · by Borges · 14 replies
    NYT ^ | 10/9/2015 | SEWELL CHAN
    A coalition of labor unions, businesses, lawyers and human rights activists won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday “for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011.” The prize to the coalition, known as the National Dialogue Quartet, comes nearly five years after an unemployed street vendor set himself on fire, touching off a political earthquake that toppled Tunisia’s longtime authoritarian president and proceeded to reverberate throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Among the disappointments of what has become known as the Arab Spring — collapsed...
  • French train hero now in 'good spirits' after stabbing outside bar

    10/09/2015 12:09:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/09/2015
    Spencer Stone, one of the three Americans hailed a hero in the French train attack in August, was "in good spirits" as he recovered from a stabbing outside a Sacramento bar, hospital officials said Friday. The UC Davis Medical Center upgraded Airman Spencer Stone's condition from serious to fair. Doctors say he was awake, and could get out of bed Friday. "We know it's not related to what occurred in France," Sacramento Deputy Police Chief Ken Bernard said. Stone was out with four friends when they got into a fight near a bar with another group of people, Bernard said....
  • He stopped a jihadist in France. Now he's been stabbed in California (not coincidence)

    10/09/2015 3:45:51 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 46 replies ^ | 10/9/15 | Matthew Vandum
    Yesterday’s brutal knife attack on the U.S.-born French train hero Spencer Stone is yet more evidence suggesting that Stone and his fellow heroes are being targeted, possibly by Islamic terrorists. In just the span of a week, this is the second time a world-famous American Christian who overwhelmed a would-be mass-murdering jihadist terrorist on a train in Europe two months ago appears to have been targeted. Stone, Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, and civilian Anthony Sadler, devout Christians who have been friends since childhood, all subsequently received France's highest honor, the Légion d'Honneur, from French president François Hollande and were...
  • Shocking footage shows French-terror train hero Spencer Stone fighting off group of men

    10/08/2015 4:07:26 PM PDT · by traumer · 91 replies
    French train attack hero Spencer Stone was stabbed four times in the chest in Sacramento early Thursday Footage of the incident shows him fighting off a group of three men who flee the scene shortly after one of the men starts stabbing Stone Stone, 23, was with three girlfriends and one male friend and had just left the gay bar Badlands when the attack occurred Authorities are now searching for two adult Asian males who drove away in a dark Toyota Camry Initially police did not believe that Stone, 23, would be able to survive his injuries and began treating...
  • Spencer Stone stabbing: police searching for two Muslim male suspects, say attack not terrorism

    10/08/2015 12:17:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 90 replies
    jihad watch ^ | 10/8/15 | Robert Spencer
    The Daily Mail is a British paper, and in the British press, “Asian” is the universally-employed code word for “Muslim.” If this British paper is suddenly using the word to refer, as in the American custom, to people from China or Japan, they’re not saying so. And so now the plot thickens. Police are insisting this attack had nothing to do with terrorism, but they always do that, no matter what the circumstances. If Spencer Stone was indeed stabbed by Muslims, then the possibility that the stabbing was related to his stopping the jihad attack on the French train cannot...
  • U.S. hero of French train attack stabbed in Calif.

    10/08/2015 10:10:33 AM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    MSN News ^ | Oct 08, 2015 | Doug Stanglin and John Bacon
    Spencer Stone, one of the American heroes who stopped a terrorist attack on a French train in August, was stabbed multiple times early Thursday in downtown Sacramento and is in stable condition, the U.S. Air Force confirmed to USA TODAY. "A1C Spencer Stone has been transported to a local hospital, and is currently being treated for injury," Air Force spokesman Lt. Col. Christopher Karns said in an email in Air Force Times.
  • Spencer Stone, hero in French train attack, is stabbed in Sacramento

    10/08/2015 9:16:32 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 24 replies
    W.J. Hennigan ^ | 10/8/2015 | Los Angeles Times
    Spencer Stone, one of three Americans hailed as heroes for stopping a suspected terror attack on a French train in August, was stabbed Wednesday night in the Sacramento area and is in stable condition, Air Force officials said.The Sacramento Police Department on Thursday morning declined to identify the victim, but described a stabbing incident that occurred around 12:46 a.m. in downtown Sacramento.Police received a report about a man in his 20s who had been stabbed in the 2100 block of K Street in Sacramento, an area with a number of nightclubs nearby.Officers responded and found the man, who had been...
  • Spencer Stone, French train hero, in reportedly in stable condition after stabbing

    10/08/2015 9:13:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/08/2015
    DEVELOPING: Spencer Stone, one of the three Americans hailed a hero in the French train attack in August, is in stable condition after being stabbed near Sacramento, a senior Pentagon official told Fox News. The Air Force Times reported that Stone was stabbed four times in the chest early Thursday. "A1C Spencer Stone has been transported to a local hospital, and is currently being treated for injury," an Air Force spokesman said, according to the report. "The incident is currently under investigation by local law enforcement." Details of the stabbing early Thursday are unclear. A reporter for ABC 10 tweeted...
  • Air Force: U.S. airman who helped thwart French train attack stabbed, wounded in California

    10/08/2015 9:01:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, who helped subdue an attacker on a French train in August, is in stable condition after being stabbed in California, an Air Force spokesman said Thursday. The spokesman, Lt. Col. Christopher Karns, said details are sketchy. He said Stone is being treated in a hospital in the Sacramento area. …
  • BREAKING: French train attack hero Spencer Stone

    10/08/2015 8:09:54 AM PDT · by SweetAkitoRose · 222 replies
    CBS Evening News Twitter feed ^ | Oct 8, 2015 | CBS Evening News Twitter
    BREAKING: French train attack hero Spencer Stone was repeatedly stabbed last night, is in critical condition, Any other reports on this?
  • French Train Attack Hero Spencer Stone Stabbed

    10/08/2015 8:08:23 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 46 replies
    NBCNews ^ | 10/08/2015 | Matthew Gimson
    French train attack hero Spencer Stone was in a stable condition after being stabbed in Sacramento on Wednesday night, police said. CBS first reported that Airman Stone, one of three Americans who helped thwart a terror attack on a French train in August, had been "repeatedly stabbed." Stone, 25, tackled Morocco-born Ayooub El-Khazaani after the heavily armed terror suspect emerged opened fire on a Paris train in August.
  • Israel's Hushed Military Ties With Russia Now Paying Off

    10/09/2015 12:34:13 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 48 replies ^ | Oct 09, 2015 1:43 AM | Anshel Pfeffer
    Israel's Hushed Military Ties With Russia Now Paying Off While U.S. gives Russia the cold shoulder in Syria, Kremlin's ties with Israel grow warm. Anshel Pfeffer Oct 09, 2015 1:43 AM The Pentagon announced on Wednesday that it was refusing to hold “de-confliction” talks with the Russian Defense Ministry to coordinate the two nations’ air-operations over Syria and would make do with just “technical details.” At the same time, de-confliction talks, of the kind the Americans rejected, between the Israel Defense Forces and their Russian counterparts, led by the deputy chiefs of staff of both militaries, were already wrapping up...
  • Boone Pickens: Russia 'new sheriff' in Mideast

    10/09/2015 12:25:01 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 4 replies ^ | Thursday, 8 Oct 2015 | 11:23 AM ET | Matthew J. Belvedere
    Boone Pickens: Russia 'new sheriff' in Mideast Matthew J. Belvedere | @Matt_Belvedere Thursday, 8 Oct 2015 | 11:23 AM ET The new military involvement by Russia in Syria could force OPEC's largest oil member to finally capitulate on production cuts, energy entrepreneur Boone Pickens said Thursday. Such a move could rescue battered crude prices, which have lost half their value in the past year. The Mideast has a "new sheriff in town," Pickens told CNBC's "Squawk Box," with Russia making its most significant move back into the region since being kicked out in 1973, when then-Egyptian President Anwar Sadat broke...
  • Iran Promoting Ayatollah’s Book: ‘Israel and America: Doomed to Annihilation’

    10/09/2015 12:13:30 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | 6:20 AM EDT
    After Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in a recent U.N. speech cited a book of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s sayings, the regime responded this week – not by defending what Netanyahu called “a 400-page screed detailing his plan to destroy the State of Israel,” but by promoting a free online version of it. A Twitter account associated with Iran’s supreme leader posted a tweet this week reading, “Download the book which stirred Zionist regime’s reaction,” along with a link to an English translation of the e-book. Entitled, “Palestine: The Most Important Problem of the Islamic World,” the book is a compilation...
  • Russian air force hits 60 Islamic State targets in Syria, kills 300 jihadists

    10/09/2015 12:08:56 PM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    Times of India ^ | Oct 9, 2015
    MOSCOW: Russian air force jets hit 60 Islamic State targets in Syria over the past 24 hours and killed around 300 militants, the defence ministry said on Friday, in Moscow's most intense raids yet since it first launched strikes on Syria 10 days ago. In the previous updates, the Moscow had been reporting hitting about 10 targets daily. The increased pace of attacks was aimed at preventing militants from regrouping and dispersing in populated areas, the ministry said. The ministry said in a statement that air force jets used KAB-500 precision-guided bombs to destroy a headquarters of the Liwa al-Haqq...
  • Arab Video Encourages Murder of Jews in Old city

    10/09/2015 11:22:55 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | October 7th, 2015 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    A video uploaded to YouTube* by a Hamas account on Oct. 6 glorifies and encourages murdering Jews in the Old City of Jerusalem. The video shows what purports to be a Palestinian Arab man in his twenties. The Arab is shown wearing a Fatah-style kefiyah. He is sitting in an alleyway of what looks like the Old City of Jerusalem, and he is watching a video on his cellphone. Young Arab boys play ball in the alley. Arab in alleyway After a few seconds, two men dressed up as religious Jews appear in the alleyway. One is wearing a black...
  • Saudi Arabia summons Czech ambassador over ‘Satanic Verses’

    10/09/2015 11:34:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 9, 2015 11:23 AM EDT | Abdullah Al-Shihri
    Saudi Arabia has summoned the Czech ambassador over a coming translation of Salman Rushdie’s “The Satanic Verses.” A Saudi Foreign Ministry official said the ambassador was asked Friday to censor the coming Czech translation because the book “distorts the true religion of Islam.” The official spoke on condition of anonymity as he wasn’t authorized to speak to journalists. …
  • US scraps its $500million programme to train 'moderate' Syrian rebels ...

    10/09/2015 8:46:03 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 30 replies
    FULL TITLE: US scraps its $500million programme to train 'moderate' Syrian rebels after producing fewer than 80 soldiers, most of whom were either shot or ran away The U.S. has scrapped its $500 million program to train moderate rebels after it produced fewer than 80 fighters, most of whom had been killed or fled. U.S. Defence Secretary Ash Carter said Washington would instead work more closely with capable Kurdish and other forces in Syria. No details were immediately available, but the programme to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State group is widely considered a failure....
  • Democratic Senator Tim Kaine: Obama Administration’s Strategy In Syria “A Joke”

    10/09/2015 11:07:26 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 22 replies
    Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia told radio host John Fredericks on Thursday that the Obama administration’s strategy in Syria is “a joke,” and called for humanitarian zones to be set up inside the war-torn country. “In Syria, the strategy’s a joke. You know, we do these one off actions like trying to train 30 people and put them back into a roiling civil war involving millions, no surprise, they get swallowed up in the civil war, killed, or captured, or defect immediately.”
  • Abbas Must Be Stopped

    10/09/2015 10:10:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    All the Palestinian terrorist attacks that have been carried out in recent weeks share one common feature. All the terrorists believe that by attacking Jews they are protecting the Temple Mount from destruction. And why shouldn’t they believe this obscenity? Everywhere they go, every time they turn on their televisions, read the paper, go to school or the mosque they are told that the Jews are destroying al-Aksa Mosque. Al-Aksa, they are told, is in danger. They must take up arms to defend it from the Jews, whatever the cost. One man stands at the center of this blood libel....
  • #Chinese military vehicles BAW Yongshi made it to the shores of #Syria.

    10/09/2015 11:40:16 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 31 replies ^ | 10/09/2015 |
    Sergey Bobkov ‏@sbobkov 2h2 hours ago #Chinese military vehicles BAW Yongshi made it to the shores of #Syria.
  • Obama Throws Christian Refugees to Lions [deported back to Syria]

    10/09/2015 11:32:16 AM PDT · by SJackson · 31 replies
    Human Events ^ | Sep 28, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Originally published by the Gatestone Institute The fate of those Iraqi Christians who had fled from the Islamic State only to be incarcerated in the United States has finally been decided by the Obama administration: they are to be thrown back to the lions, where they will likely be persecuted if not slaughtered like so many Iraqi Christians before them. Fifteen of the 27 Iraqi Christians that have been held at a detention center in Otay Mesa, California, for approximately six months, are set to be deported in the coming weeks. Some have already been deported and others are being...
  • Islamic State claims gains in Aleppo province during chaotic fight

    10/09/2015 10:52:02 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | October 9, 2015 | By Thomas Joscelyn
    The Islamic State has issued a statement claiming that its fighters have seized key several towns north of the city of Aleppo. In addition, the group’s propaganda arm has released a series of photos documenting its newly-gained territory. Abu Bakr al Baghdadi’s organization made few gains in the Aleppo province over the preceding months, as a complex multi-sided fight had prevented the “caliphate” from claiming any definitive victories. But Russia’s intervention has changed the balance of power, even if only temporarily. It remains to be seen if the Islamic State’s surge in the province results in long-lasting territorial gains. However,...
  • Obama Weighs "Syria Retreat" As White House Ends Training Of Moderate Rebels

    10/09/2015 10:53:13 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 17 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/9/2015 | Submitted by Tyler Durden
    This past weekend we called Obama's latest failed attempt to replace Syria's president (after a comparable attempt in 2013 also ended in failure) for what it is: "Make no mistake, this is shaping up to be the most spectacular US foreign policy debacle since Vietnam - and we don't think that's an exaggeration." Some of our high level observations: The US, in conjunction with Saudi Arabia and Qatar, attempted to train and support Sunni extremists to overthrow the Assad regime. Some of those Sunni extremists ended up going crazy and declaring a Medeival caliphate putting the Pentagon and Langley in...
  • Israel to provide Russia with intelligence about Syrian opposition

    10/09/2015 8:17:57 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 48 replies
    Israel will provide Russia with intelligence information about opposition sites in Syria to facilitate Moscow’s military operations, Channel 2TV has reported. The Israeli network said that a senior delegation of Russian army officials will arrive in Israel on Tuesday to coordinate the military cooperation. The delegation will be led by First Deputy Chief of General Staff General Nikolai Bogdanovsky, who will meet his Israeli counterpart, Major-General Yair Golan as well as senior officials in Israeli military intelligence, the air force and the Mossad. Channel 2 noted that the visit follows the meeting between Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian...