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  • Could Russia's New Nuclear Weapons Win World War III?

    11/21/2014 4:10:21 AM PST · by lbryce · 32 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 20, 2014 | James Conca
    Russia certainly thinks so. Their new round of nuclear weapons, their new aggressive posture and their new spurning of joint nuclear programs with the United States, all point to a disconcerting trend in Russian thinking. Americans have short memories. Russians don’t. It’s only been 25 years since the Wall came down, but in Russia’s mind the Cold War didn’t end. If Russia’s invasion of Ukraine isn’t enough of a heads-up, then maybe their new generation of tactical nuclear weapons is. That’s right – new tactical nuclear weapons - as in “yeah, we might use them since their only tactical.” No...
  • A Deal With Two Devils - Russia and Iran

    11/18/2014 8:31:10 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies ^ | November 18, 2014 | Lawrence J. Haas
    Nothing better showcases Washington’s confusion over foreign policy than the idea that – as part of a U.S.-Iran nuclear deal – Iran would ship much or all of its enriched uranium to Russia, and Russia would then process it for Iranian civilian usage. Were the U.S.-led “P5+1” negotiators (the five permanent U.N. Security Council members plus Germany) to reach a deal with Iran with this provision, the United States would subjugate its national security and that of its allies to two U.S. adversaries, both of which are undermining U.S. interests around the world. In addition, Washington would further legitimize Tehran...
  • Russia is starting to use the same line on Baltic countries that it used to invade Ukraine

    10/01/2014 1:24:03 PM PDT · by MeganC · 27 replies
    Vox ^ | 1 October 2014 | Max Fisher
    A senior Russian Foreign Ministry official says that Moscow has a responsibility to protect ethnic Russian citizens of other countries, "regardless of where they live," and that "we will do everything possible to defend the rights and interests" of ethnic Russian minorities in the neighboring Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The comments came from Anatoly Makarov, the director of the Foreign Ministry's Department for Interaction with Compatriots Abroad. He was speaking to the Russian outlet RuBaltic, as translated by Paul Goble. "We are carrying out a line so that Russian compatriots regardless of where they live are guaranteed...
  • As possibility of Third World War exists, China needs to be prepared (China People's Daily)

    09/16/2014 11:33:37 AM PDT · by tcrlaf
    The People's Daily ^ | 9-16-2014 | Han Xudong
    A Welsh nurse has been forced to wait for potentially life-saving treatment after local health bosses refused to fund her care in England. Beth Prout, from Pembroke, West Wales, has been diagnosed with a rare form of stomach cancer. There are two hospitals in the UK able to provide the treatment the 57-year-old needs. But NHS chiefs in Wales have refused to cover the cost of sending her to England for therapy. A hospital in Manchester has agreed to provide the care, which could save Ms Prout's life.  Welsh NHS bosses have agreed to pay £1,000 for an assessment, but...
  • Pope Francis warns 'piecemeal' World War III has begun

    09/14/2014 5:41:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | Saturday, 13 Sep 2014
    Pope Francis warns 'piecemeal' World War III has begun Saturday, 13 Sep 2014 | 7:06 AM ET Reuters Pope Francis said on Saturday the spate of conflicts around the globe today were effectively a "piecemeal" Third World War, condemning the arms trade and "plotters of terrorism" sowing death and destruction. "Humanity needs to weep and this is the time to weep," Francis said in the homily of a Mass during a visit to Italy's largest war memorial, a large, Fascist-era monument where more than 100,000 soldiers who died in World War One are buried. The pope began his brief visit...
  • The Awful Truth: The World is at War

    09/08/2014 7:03:14 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies ^ | James Lewis
    American Thinker and other commentary sites have been covering the Jihad War in great detail. But a coherent overview only came together for me after visiting the Long War Journal’s Threat Matrix, sponsored by the Foundation for the Defense of Democracy. The Threat Matrix helps us to see worldwide jihadist violence. In just the last two weeks we see jihadist warfare in: Nigeria (Boko Haram) Iraq and Syria (ISIS, Assad and Hezb’ollah) Gaza (Hamas) Sinai Desert (Ansar Jerusalem against Egypt) Afghanistan (Taliban) India (Al Qaida) Pakistan (Waziristan terrorists) Iraq (Iranian-sponsored terrorist group, “League of the Righteous”) Libya (Libya Dawn Coalition...
  • UK Germany say urgent action needed to avoid all-out war with Russia

    08/31/2014 1:51:47 AM PDT · by blueplum · 48 replies
    Arizona State News.Net ^ | August 30, 2014 | Staff
    BRUSSELS, Belgium - Amid significant gains being made by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine and denies by Russia of a military intervention in the country, the European Union has issued a one week ultimatum for Moscow to remove its alleged forces from the country. European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said that Russia had a week to withdraw its soldiers from eastern Ukraine or face further severe sanctions, while Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said his country was "close to a point of no return - full scale-war" with Russia. The Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite went one step further, calling Russia's...
  • Four Ways The Ukraine Crisis Could Escalate To Use Of Nuclear Weapons

    04/30/2014 4:52:36 PM PDT · by trekdown · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/24/2014 | Loren Thompson
    Americans haven’t thought much about such scenarios since the Cold War ended, ... However, this year’s crisis over Ukraine is a reminder that Russia remains a nuclear superpower, and that the geopolitical sources of its security concerns have not vanished. In fact, Moscow may have greater reason for worrying today, because it has lost the buffer of allies that insulated it from Western attack during the Cold War, and now finds its capital only a few minutes from the eastern border of Ukraine by jet (less by missile). If you know the history of the region, then it is easy...
  • WW3? Drudge loses it.

    04/16/2014 1:40:46 PM PDT · by dangus · 86 replies
    The Drudge Report always has its fun with misuse of images. But World War III is no laughing matter. In an attempt to paint Russia as hurtling us towards World War III, Drudge shows a picture of troops marching through the Ukraine, wearing Soviet-era uniforms. But the picture is out of context. The picture is, in fact, from Odessa. Yes, there are significant numbers of Russophones. Yes, many of them may favor secession. Yes, some of the secessionists may have the same kind of romanticism for the Soviets that their Ukrainian neighbors have for the Nazi Banderites. But that's not...
  • LUCAS: I hope I'm wrong but historians may look back and say this was the start of World War III

    04/16/2014 9:54:36 AM PDT · by Siegfried X · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/15/2014 | Edward Lucas
    Edward Lucas: I hope I'm wrong but historians may look back and say this was the start of World War III 'Vladimir Putin is striking at the heart of the West''We can chose to surrender any responsibility we have to protect Ukraine and the Baltic states''Or we can mount a last-ditch attempt to deter Russia from furthering its imperial ambitions''If we choose to resist Putin, we will risk a terrifying miltary escalation''I do not think it an exaggeration to say this could bring us to the brink of nuclear war' It is about brute power. It is about whether Putin’s...
  • Russia Calls Emergency Un Securty Council Meeting Live Thread (8PM)

    04/13/2014 4:04:41 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 60 replies
    United Nations ^ | 3-13-2014 | TCRLAF
    A live thread for the upcoming Security Council Meeting. It will be PUBLIC, and Ukraine will attend. Live Stream at:
  • Ukraine crisis: UN Security Council to hold emergency session on Ukraine (8PM Tonite)

    04/13/2014 1:46:47 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 12 replies
    CBC ^ | 4-13-2014 | CBC/Reuters
    The United Nations Security Council will meet for an emergency session to discuss the escalating crisis in eastern Ukraine at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday. "The Council will meet at 8 at Russia's request," a council diplomat told Reuters on condition of anonymity. Another diplomat said negotiations were under way on Ukraine's participation. Russia's Foreign Ministry said earlier it would put an urgent discussion of the situation in Ukraine on the Security Council agenda, calling Kiev's plans to mobilize the army to put down a rebellion by pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine "criminal".
  • Iran may be one month from nuclear bomb

    10/26/2013 10:02:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Oct. 25, 2013 | 5:50 AM | (Haaretz and Reuters)
    Iran could build a nuclear bomb within as little as a month, a new report issued by the U.S. Institute for Science and International Security says. According to the assessment, Iran’s weapons-grade uranium production capabilities are developed to a degree that its “breakout time”—the time needed to convert enough uranium to weapon-grade so as to build a bomb—stands at between one and 1.6 months, and is shortening further. …
  • Second City Mocks Liberals Supporting War: ‘Americans For Whatever Barack Obama Wants’(w/Video)

    09/11/2013 12:12:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 10, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    The folks at Second City on Monday released an absolutely hysterical video depicting the absurdity of mindless Obama automatons supporting war just because the man they voted for says it’s a good idea. In it, four classic Obamabots of varied backgrounds representing the organization “Americans for Whatever Barack Obama Wants, Did You Know He’s Friends With Jay-Z?” try to raise $1.6 trillion to fund World War III (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary): (VIDEO-AT-LINK)“Our president can’t launch into another war without you. And remember: when we voted for him in 2008 and 2012, we promised to support him no...
  • Help Kickstart WWIII!

    09/09/2013 7:53:56 PM PDT · by InMemoriam · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 9, 2013 | The SecondCityNetwork
    Barack Obama can't do it without your help.
  • Help Kickstart World War III- (Obamatrons UNITE!)

    09/10/2013 12:52:45 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    People's Cube ^ | 9-10-13 | Red Square
    President Obama needs your help starting World War III! Find out how you can help! This is not one of those “dumb” Republican wars, this is a truly “smart” progressive war. We will run it using organic ammo and lots of social media. It's going to be fun! Direct link to Video-
  • Russia Sends 1 More Warship to Mediterranean Sea Fleet – Official

    09/06/2013 4:06:51 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 9-6-13 | Gennady Dyanov
    Russia will send another warship to the Mediterranean Sea next week, a high-ranking Russian Navy official told RIA Novosti Friday. The Kashin-class guided missile destroyer Smetlivy from the Black Sea Fleet is due to leave the port of Sevastopol on September 12-14, the official said, adding that it is to join the Mediterranean task force “on a rotational basis.” A group of warships, including the large amphibious landing ships Novocherkassk and Minsk, as well as the electronic intelligence ship Priazovye joined the Mediterranean fleet earlier on Friday, he said. He also said the Slava class guided missile cruiser Moskva will...
  • Stocks fall sharply on reported Putin comments

    09/06/2013 7:06:59 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 28 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | Friday September 6, 2013
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks erased Friday gains, with the major indexes down about 0.5%, after Russia's president reportedly said his nation would help Syria if that nation were attacked
  • Obama cancels trip to California next week to work on Syria vote -White House

    09/05/2013 10:47:51 AM PDT · by maggief · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 5, 2013
    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has canceled a trip to California next week so that he can stay in Washington "to work on the Syrian resolution before Congress," a White House official said on Thursday.
  • Russian warships cross Bosphorus, en route to Syria

    09/05/2013 8:04:16 AM PDT · by maggief · 60 replies
    AFP ^ | September 5, 2013
    Three Russian warships crossed Turkey's Bosphorus Strait Thursday en route to the eastern Mediterranean, near the Syrian coast, amid concern in the region over potential US-led strikes in response to the Damascus regime's alleged use of chemical weapons. The SSV-201 intelligence ship Priazovye, accompanied by the two landing ships Minsk and Novocherkassk passed through the Bosphorus known as the Istanbul strait that separates Asia from Europe, an AFP photographer reported.
  • Russia sends missile cruiser to Mediterranean - Interfax

    09/04/2013 5:39:51 AM PDT · by maggief · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 4, 2013 | Nigel Stevenson
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is sending a missile cruiser to the east Mediterranean to take over the navy's operations in the region, state agency Interfax quoted a military source as saying on Wednesday, as the United States prepares for a possible military strike in Syria. The ship, Moskva, will take over operations from a naval unit in the region that Moscow says is needed to protect national interests. It will be joined by a destroyer from Russia's Baltic Fleet and a frigate from the Black Sea Fleet.
  • Putin Calls Kerry a Liar on Syria

    09/05/2013 4:23:44 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 39 replies ^ | September 4, 2013
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a liar, claiming he had denied that al Qaeda was fighting with the Syrian opposition in that country's civil war. Speaking to his human rights council, Putin recalled watching a congressional debate where Kerry was asked about al Qaeda. Putin said he had denied that it was operating in Syria, even though he was aware of the al Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra group. Putin said: "This was very unpleasant and surprising for me. We talk to them (the Americans) and we assume they are decent people, but he...
  • Russia: Strike on Syria could mean nuke disaster

    09/05/2013 2:45:00 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 25 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 09/05/2013 | AP
    VIENNA (AP) — Russia is warning that a U.S. strike on Syria's atomic facilities might result in a nuclear catastrophe and is urging the U.N. to present a risk analysis of such a scenario. The warning comes from Russia's Foreign Ministry spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich. He said in a statement Wednesday that a strike on a miniature reactor near Damascus or other nuclear installations could contaminate the region with radioactivity, adding: "The consequences could be catastrophic." IAEA spokeswoman Gill Tudor told the AP in an email Thursday that her agency is ready to "consider the questions raised" by Lukashevich if it...
  • Syria says will never give in 'even if there is WWIII'

    09/05/2013 3:13:34 AM PDT · by kingattax · 18 replies
    Yahoo/AFP ^ | 9-5-13 | Rana Moussaoui
    Syria said Wednesday it was mobilising its allies against a possible US-led military strike over a suspected gas attack and would never give in, even if a third world war erupts. In an exclusive interview with AFP, Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Muqdad said Syria had taken "every measure" to retaliate against a potential strike, but refused to provide any clue as to what that might mean. He also insisted that Russia had not wavered in its support for its long-time ally, despite comments by President Vladimir Putin suggesting a more conciliatory tone towards the West. "The United States is currently...
  • The Pentagon estimates it will take 75,000 “boots on the ground” in Syria to secure the chemical

    09/04/2013 5:01:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies
    Networked Blogs ^ | 9/4/13 | staff
    Regardless of what Barack Obama is saying he, and not the world or humanity, drew a red line in the sand regarding the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Now that either the Syrian government, or the al-Qaeda rebels we are about to support, used chemical weapons Barack Obama is seeking authorization from the Congress to conduct military operations in the war-torn country. The president is assuring the Congress, and the American people, that this will be a limited strike and will include no boots on the ground in Syria, however when John Kerry was pressed on this he hedged...
  • Russian Expert says Mideast made narrow escape from Major War Tuesday

    09/03/2013 8:12:11 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 56 replies
    ITAR-TASS ^ | 9-3-12 | Tamara Zamyatina
    MOSCOW, September 3 (Itar-Tass) - Launching of two ballistic missiles in the Mediterranean water area testifies to the ongoing U.S. preparations for air strikes against Syria, a top-rank Russian military expert said in an exclusive interview with Itar-Tass Tuesday night. The U.S. and Israel actually wanted to watch the reaction to the launch on the part of Russia, China and Iran, said Colonel-General Leonid Ivashov, Ret. From 1996 through to 2001, Gen Ivashov was chief of the Russian Defense Ministry’s Main Department for International Defense Cooperation. He is President of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems at present. He believes that...
  • Russia Sends Two Marine-Carrying Ships To The Mediterranean

    09/03/2013 2:36:45 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 55 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 09/03/2013 | Tyler Durden
    “The Russian Navy continues stage-by-stage rotation of warships and support ships of the standing naval force in the Mediterranean,” the spokesman said. “Having passed through the Bosporus and Dardanelles straits, the big landing ships will reach the designated area in the Mediterranean Sea on September 5 or 6 to start their mission under the command of the remote zone headquartered onboard the big anti-submarine ship of the Russian Pacific Fleet Admiral Panteleyev.” Currently, one of the key tasks of the Russian standing naval force in the Mediterranean is “comprehensive monitoring over the air, underwater and surface situation in the zone...
  • U.S. House speaker Boehner says he will support action in Syria

    09/03/2013 8:31:21 AM PDT · by maggief · 350 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 3, 2013
  • John Kerry, just thinking out loud: I can’t rule out boots on the ground if Syria implodes

    09/03/2013 2:15:46 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 34 replies
    Hot AIr ^ | September 3, 2013 | Allahpundit
    By “implodes,” he means a situation where Assad loses control of his WMD and we need to go in and grab them before some fanatic native outfit grabs them first. Which is funny because, right offhand, I can’t think of anything that’s more likely to increase the risk of that happening than bombing the hell out of Syrian military units who are in charge of those weapons. I think we’re about done here, guys.
  • Obama to seek support for Syria strike at G20 summit in Russia

    09/03/2013 9:24:57 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 20 replies
    CTV News ^ | 9-3-12 | CTV
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama this week plans to urge reluctant world leaders to support a U.S.-led military strike against Syria as he attends a global summit in Russia and makes a stop in Sweden. His three-day overseas trip comes as his administration seeks authorization from Congress. Top lawmakers signalled support Tuesday after meeting with Obama, while France said it will wait for Congress' decision before any military action of its own. Obama's presence at the Group of 20 gathering in Russia is bound to bring questions about Syria, recently leaked U.S. surveillance programs and especially his tense relationship with...
  • Kerry refuses to rule out U.S. ground troops in Syria, then backtracks

    09/03/2013 1:22:06 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 73 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Updated: 3:49 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 | By Stephen Dinan
    Secretary of State John F. Kerry refused Tuesday to rule out putting U.S. troops on the ground in Syria, saying the president needs to retain the ability to send in forces in very select circumstances as the Obama administration officially began to make its case for retaliatory military strikes on the Assad regime. Testifying to the Senate, Mr. Kerry accused critics of “armchair isolationism” and said there are risks to acting, but that the risks of inaction are even worse. But asked whether President Obama would accept an authorization from Congress that specifically banned putting U.S. troops on the ground...
  • Hill briefing: Uphill battle for Obama on Syria

    09/01/2013 2:31:13 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | September 1,2013 | SEUNG MIN KIM, AUSTIN WRIGHT and JONATHAN ALLEN
    President Barack Obama faces a clear uphill battle in swaying skeptical lawmakers of the merits of military action in Syria, as top officials were dispatched to Capitol Hill Sunday to make the administration’s case. For example, Senate Democratic aides are drafting new language for an authorization of military force in Syria, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said Sunday. The administration’s proposal is too open-ended — a complaint many lawmakers have — Leahy said after leaving the classified briefing. The current version wouldn’t garner his support, but he indicated that a more tightly written draft might. “I know it’s going to be...
  • Russia Calls For Urgent UN Security Council Meeting

    08/29/2013 10:44:38 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    Zero Hedge/Sky News Newsdesk ^ | August 28, 2013 | Submitted by Tyler Durden
    Somehow we doubt that Putin just folded... Sky Sources: Russia to call for urgent meeting of five permanent members of UN Security Council — Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) August 29, 2013 Some more from BBG: RUSSIA CALLED FOR THE SECURITY COUNCIL MEETING, DIPLOMAT 5 PERMANENT COUNCIL MEMBERS U.K., U.S., FRANCE, CHINA, RUSSIA FIVE PERM. SEC. COUNCIL MEMBERS TO MEET AT 2:30P Hopefully Putin doesn't whip out incontrovertible proof the chemical gas attack was linked to Al Qaeda, Qatar... and the US of course.
  • Syrian Lawmakers Warn Britain Over Military Strike

    08/29/2013 10:30:59 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 2 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/29/13 | ANNE BARNARD
    Members of the Syrian Parliament issued an open letter to their British counterparts on Thursday, warning them that an international military strike on Syria would recklessly and illegally “plunge secular Syria, and indeed the whole region, into a cataclysm of sectarian mass murder” and inviting them to visit with their own chemical weapons experts to check the conclusions of the United Nations investigators now in the country. The letter, which the lawmakers asked be read at a British parliamentary session on Thursday on the proposed attack, was in keeping with a Syrian government strategy of stressing what it sees as...
  • Congress seeks answers from Obama on Syria

    08/29/2013 8:47:57 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 8/29/13 | DONNA CASSATA
    Wary of another war, congressional Republicans and Democrats pressed President Barack Obama to explain why the U.S. military should attack Syria and involve Americans in the deadly civil conflict that has roiled the Mideast. ‘‘What is the intended effect of the potential military strikes?’’ House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, wrote the president on Wednesday as the drumbeat of war grew louder. Exasperated members of the House and Senate said the president has failed to make a case for U.S. military action against Syria despite the administration’s conclusion that the Syrian government carried out a large-scale chemical weapons attack against civilians...
  • Syria behind chemical attack and 14 others, British intel concludes

    08/29/2013 6:24:59 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/29/13 | Frederik Pleitgen and Holly Yan
    It's "highly likely" that the Syrian government is behind the use of chemical weapons that killed hundreds last week on the outskirts of Damascus, the British government said Thursday in a public version of its intelligence assessment into the attacks. "It is not possible for the opposition to have carried out a (chemical weapons) attack on this scale," the British Joint Intelligence Organisation said in the assessment.
  • Russia sending warships to the Mediterranean: report

    08/29/2013 6:12:04 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    AFP ^ | 8/29/13 | AFP
    Russia will "over the next few days" be sending an anti-submarine ship and a missile cruiser to the Mediterranean as the West prepares for possible strikes against Syria, the Interfax news agency said on Thursday. "The well-known situation shaping up in the eastern Mediterranean called for certain corrections to the make-up of the naval forces," a source in the Russian General Staff told Interfax. "A large anti-submarine ship of the Northern Fleet will join them (the existing naval forces) over the next few days. "Later it will be joined by the Moskva, a rocket cruiser of the Black Sea Fleet...
  • Russia Dispatches Sub, Cruiser; UK Sends 6 Jets To Cyprus; China Repeats "Dire Consequences" Warning

    08/29/2013 5:19:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | August 29, 2013
    Some took a prior report the that the "developed" nations would use Cyprus as a warplane strike base just as a leaked memo predicted in 2011, skeptically. Today we finally got official confirmation from that Britain that it is sending six RAF Typhoon jets to Cyprus "as a defensive measure amid growing tensions over Syria and talks of Western military intervention." It's defensive in case Syria launches an airborne assault of the UK we take it? A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said the air-to-air interceptor jets would be deployed to the British Akrotiri base in Cyprus on Thursday....
  • Obama backs away from speedy Syria strike, after UK turnaround [No Skirt To Hide Behind]

    08/29/2013 5:23:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 59 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 8/29/13 | Yoel Goldman
    ... Obama on Wednesday evening appeared to back away from the idea of an imminent strike on Syria, saying multiple times in an interview broadcast on several US networks, “I have not made a decision.” Obama spoke after the UK clearly backtracked from Prime Minister David Cameron’s earlier supportive stance, with the Conservative-led government indicating it would now wait several days for a report by UN inspectors looking into last Wednesday’s alleged chemical attack on Syrian civilians by the forces of President Bashar Assad, and for Parliament to vote on the matter.
  • Bomb Syria, Even if It Is Illegal (oh?)

    08/29/2013 12:23:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 27, 2013 | Ian Hurd
    The latest atrocities in the Syrian civil war, which has killed more than 100,000 people, demand an urgent response to deter further massacres and to punish President Bashar al-Assad. But there is widespread confusion over the legal basis for the use of force in these terrible circumstances. As a legal matter, the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons does not automatically justify armed intervention by the United States. There are moral reasons for disregarding the law, and I believe the Obama administration should intervene in Syria. But it should not pretend that there is a legal justification in existing law....
  • Russia Sending Warships To The Mediterranean: Report

    08/29/2013 4:43:19 AM PDT · by lbryce · 50 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | August 29, 2019 | Staff
    Russia will "over the next few days" be sending an anti-submarine ship and a missile cruiser to the Mediterranean as the West prepares for possible strikes against Syria, the Interfax news agency said on Thursday. "The well-known situation shaping up in the eastern Mediterranean called for certain corrections to the make-up of the naval forces," a source in the Russian General Staff told Interfax.
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  • Russia says West acting in Muslim world like 'monkey with grenade'

    08/27/2013 8:38:54 AM PDT · by maggief · 84 replies
    AFP ^ | August 27, 2013
    "The West behaves towards the Islamic world like a monkey with a grenade," Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who is known for his sharp tongue, wrote on Twitter.
  • Only in Syria Christian soldier defending the mosque barefoot (Syrian Army vs Obama's jihad)

    08/26/2013 7:44:49 PM PDT · by cunning_fish · 5 replies
    Only in Syria Christian soldier defending the mosque barefoot out of respect for His Holiness and cites him ..Tribute to our Syrian Christian martyrs. Martyr Pierre Gabriel
  • LIVE - 2:30 EDT Announcement from John Kerry on Syria

    08/26/2013 11:15:10 AM PDT · by GraceG · 295 replies
  • Iran’s Khamenei on US critics: ‘the hell with you’

    06/13/2013 11:09:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 14, 2013 12:35 AM EDT
    Iran’s top leader has sharp words for U.S. critics of his country’s presidential election, which just got under way. “Recently I have heard that a U.S. security official has said they do not accept this election. OK; the hell with you,” Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in remarks broadcast by Iran state television. …
  • No Longer Unthinkable: Should US Ready For ‘Limited’ Nuclear War?

    06/08/2013 2:48:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | May 30, 2013 at 4:57 PM | Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.
    For more than 60 years, most Americans have thought of nuclear weapons as an all-or-nothing game. The only way to win is not to play at all, we believed, because any use of nukes will lead to Armageddon. That may no longer be the game our opposition is playing. As nuclear weapons proliferate to places that might not share our reluctance to use them in small numbers, however, the US military may face a “second nuclear age” of retail Armageddon for which it is utterly unprepared. Outside the US, both established and emerging nuclear powers increasingly see nuclear weapons as...
  • Russia to ship missiles to Syria after EU ends arms embargo on rebels

    05/28/2013 7:59:57 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8:01 am on May 28, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Escalations continued on all sides in Syria’s civil war except, curiously, among the Syrians.  The EU decided not to renew the embargo on arms sales to Syrian rebels, which prompted the Russians to pledge delivery of anti-aircraft missiles, which prompted Israel to implicitly warn that they would make great targets for their air force.  In the middle of all this, John McCain got a photo op with a Syrian opposition that’s being dominated by radical Islamist militias, including an al-Qaeda affiliate that forms the core of their military operations.In other words, it’s a mess, but let’s start with the embargo’s...
  • Miller: October Surprise may be Overseas Attack by Obama

    09/25/2012 12:19:41 PM PDT · by pabianice · 56 replies
    Fox News Channel (no link) | 9/25/12
    Judith Miller on Fox News Channel. She suggests that Obama is building up to bomb -- something -- in the Middle East in October to show his "fury at the Libyan murders" and -- incidentally -- boost his poll numbers. Timing is, of course, critical.
  • The Mosaic of War

    09/10/2012 11:07:58 AM PDT · by arthurus · 3 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 09 September 2012 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    My all-time favorite author is Dean Koontz. He has a way of telling a story that is absolutely riveting, humorous and horrifying at the same time. There’s a story here somewhere for Dean – I can sense evil from The Corner of My Eye. And it is fast approaching like a malevolent storm intent on sweeping mankind away with sinister glee bubbling up from its chaotic depths. The story line is unfolding with good and evil lines drawn and the players taking sides with no guarantee of the outcome, but plenty of ensured carnage. Let’s set the stage, shall we?