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  • Kurds warn Turkey of ‘big war’ with Russia if invades Syria

    02/18/2016 9:05:45 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 28 replies
    Hamilton Spectator ^ | 2/18/2016 | Henry Meyer and Stepan Kravchenko
    Russia has promised to protect Kurdish fighters in Syria in case of a ground offensive by Turkey, a move that would lead to a "big war," the Syrian group's envoy to Moscow said in an interview on Wednesday. "We take this threat very seriously because the ruling party in Turkey is a party of war," Rodi Osman, head of the Syrian Kurds' newly-opened representative office said in Kurdish via a Russian interpreter. "Russia will respond if there is an invasion. This isn't only about the Kurds, they will defend the territorial sovereignty of Syria." Conflicting interests in Syria have created...
  • Turkey asking coalition partners for joint ground operation in Syria, official says

    02/16/2016 3:50:59 AM PST · by matt1234 · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 Feb 2016 | unknown
    Turkey is asking its coalition partners, including the United States, to take part in a joint ground operation in Syria to try to end the five-year-old civil war, a Turkish official said on Tuesday. The official said it was now impossible to stop the war without such an operation, but that Ankara would not launch such an offensive on its own. "Turkey is not going to have a unilateral ground operation. We are asking coalition partners that there should be a ground operation. We are discussing this with allies," the official told reporters at a briefing in Istanbul. "We want...
  • Mounting Evidence Putin Will Ignite WWIII

    02/12/2016 8:46:51 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 47 replies
    Observer ^ | 02/11/16 | John R. Schindler
    Mounting Evidence Putin Will Ignite WWIII By letting Putin get away with whatever he likes in Syria, Obama has created a deeply dangerous situation By John R. Schindler 02/11/16 10:51am Relations between Russia and Turkey have been dismal since late November, when a Turkish fighter jet shot down a Russian bomber on the border with Syria, killing its pilot. That began a war of words between Moscow and Ankara that ought to concern everyone, since the former has several thousand nuclear weapons and the latter is a member of NATO. Kremlin propaganda against Ankara has increased of late, setting the...
  • Russia warns of 'new world war' starting in Syria

    02/11/2016 7:24:36 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 57 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11 Feb 2016 | Richard Spencer
    Foreign and defence ministers of the leading international states are meeting in Munich and Brussels following the collapse of the latest round of peace talks Russia warned of “a new world war" starting in Syria on Thursday after a dramatic day in which Gulf states threatened to send in ground forces. Foreign and defence ministers of the leading international states backing different factions in the war-torn country met in separate meetings in Munich and Brussels following the collapse of the latest round of peace talks. Both Russia and the United States demanded ceasefires in the long-running civil war so that...
  • Turkey Is Preparing To Invade Syria And Will Commence War With Russia And Spark World War III

    02/05/2016 9:46:39 AM PST · by amorphous · 86 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 4 Feb 2016 | Walid Shoebat
    ...The Russian-Turkish conflict in Syria is not going to be an easy one for either party. If Russia threatens to cripple Turkey by cutting-off the gas supplies, it will also hurt Russia's economy while Muslim Azerbaijan will gladly provide Turkey with a new gas-hookup bringing the Turkic states closer to Istanbul and further from Moscow. On the other hand, the increasing Muslim global menace is the fire necessary for Christendom's refinement, unity, and even bringing Jerusalem (which no longer trusts Turkey) closer to Cyprus. This conflict is the new equilibrium that will create the neo-Ottoman hegemony to form the nations...
  • Super-EMP Missile Launch Window Approaches: ...

    02/04/2016 1:49:29 PM PST · by amorphous · 124 replies
    SHTFPlan.com ^ | 4 Feb 2016 | Jeremiah Johnson
    As of this writing, North Korea intends to launch another Unha-3 rocket, or a larger and more efficient version in a launch window falling between 8 – 25 February. This launch follows on the heels of a nuclear test conducted by North Korea on January 6, 2016, and the claim by Kim Jung-Un that the bomb was a hydrogen bomb. The MSM pundits and their positivist quacking "experts" all state the bomb was not a hydrogen bomb; however, experts such as Peter V. Pry disagree. What was discussed by Dr. Pry was the intentionally low-yield weapon test that would...
  • Former Naval Officer Just Revealed Massive Detail About What Iran Took From Captured U.S. Sailors

    01/19/2016 5:27:46 PM PST · by Mechanicos · 87 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | January 19, 2016 | Jack Davis
    ... The first report on the incident, released Monday, noted the loss. “A post-recovery inventory of the boats found that all weapons, ammunition, and communication gear are accounted for minus two SIM cards that appear to have been removed from two handheld satellite phones,” said the report from the U.S. Central Command. ... “Those SIM cards don’t just contain the satellite links,” he said. “They also include encryption codes, and otherwise unpublished data relating to specific orders and personnel,” he added. The former naval officer said those SIM cards should not have been allowed to fall into Iranian hands. .......
  • Why Obama Keeps Indulging Iran

    01/08/2016 1:36:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 8 January 2016 | Dr. Majid Rafizadeh
    Iran keeps breaking international law and U.N. Security Council resolutions, while U.S. President Barack Obama continues to capitulate to Tehran’s demands. What did he do when it intensified its military involvement in Syria? He invited Tehran to a peace conference on the conflict. Iran imprisoned several U.S. citizens, but instead of pressuring Tehran Obama continued nuclear talks. Iran then arrested Dubai-based American businessman Siamak Namazi. Obama signs a nuclear deal with Tehran offering tremendous sanction relief, yet Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) immediately tests ballistic missiles several times, in violation of the nuclear deal and UNSC resolutions. The Obama administration...
  • Rick Santorum: World War III Has Started

    12/08/2015 6:42:21 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 8, 2015 | Dan Riehl
    "We will not start World War III by taking out (Iran's) nuclear capability. We will stop WWIII. WWIII is underway in the world today. Everybody needs to understand that. WWIII has started and unless we short circuit it, it's going to explode into a real global conflict," Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum warns on Breitbart News Daily.
  • Tet, Take Two: Islam's 2016 European Offensive

    11/30/2015 5:07:38 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 137 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | November 29, 2015 | Matthew Bracken
    TET, TAKE TWO: ISLAM'S 2016 EUROPEAN OFFENSIVE By Matthew Bracken, November 2015 More than a decade ago I wrote my first novel, Enemies Foreign and Domestic. Part of my motivation was to establish my bona fides at forecasting social, political and military trends. I didn’t like the direction America was heading, and I wanted to warn as many readers as possible about some of the dangers I saw coming. At the end of 2015, I hope that my past success at prognostication will encourage people to pay heed to this essay. As we roll into the New Year, we are...
  • Chief Of Russian Air Force Accuses Turkey Of Coordinated Ambush On Downed Jet

    11/27/2015 9:30:12 AM PST · by amorphous · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Tyler
    By now everyone is aware of the Turkish side of the story of how a Russian Su-24 was downed by a Turkish F-16 on Tuesday morning, when it allegedly crossed into Turkish airspace for a grand total of 17 seconds, with Turkey supposedly warning the Russian bomber which had been targeting alleged jihadists in the region no less than "ten times." Turkey even produced an alleged recording of said warning, which Russia implied was faked as the surviving pilot made it very clear no actual warning had been received by the Russian warplane. So now that Russia has had three...
  • TruNews: Tuesday November 24, 2015 – David Limbaugh

    11/24/2015 4:09:09 PM PST · by amorphous · 6 replies
    TruNews.Com ^ | 24 Nov 2015 | Rick Wiles
    Rick reiterates today his adamant belief that World War III has begun. Rick is joined in the studio by two Trunews team members to discuss the stunning news that Turkey shot down a Russian warplane, killed the pilots, and blew up a rescue helicopter. In Part 2, author David Limbaugh discusses his journey to the Christian faith and how he found Jesus in the pages of the Old Testament
  • King Of Jordan: "We Are Facing A Third World War"

    11/17/2015 3:13:50 PM PST · by Biggirl · 70 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 17, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday at a news conference in Kosovo’s capital city Priština, King Abdullah of Jordan declared the planet was in the midst of a Third World War.
  • Russia is key to end ‘third world war,’ Jordan’s king tells euronews

    11/11/2015 8:39:29 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 9 replies
    euronews.com ^ | 10/11 21:39 CET | Isabelle Kumar
    Russia is key to end ‘third world war,’ Jordan’s king tells euronews 10/11 21:39 CET | updated 019:53 mn ago Russia is best positioned to bring a resolution to the war in Syria, Jordan’s King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein has told Euronews. In an exclusive interview in Amman, the King urged all sides to cooperate in the face of what he described as a “third world war.” “For a political solution in Syria, Moscow is key. They are the ones that can give the guarantees to the regime that they have a stake in the future,” he told Isabelle Kumar...
  • Christie would shoot down Russian planes, commit U.S. troops vs. ISIS in Syria

    10/12/2015 2:45:32 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 77 replies
    nj.com ^ | October 12, 2015 | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    GOP presidential candidate Gov. Chris Christie savaged President Obama's escalation-averse foreign policy in Syria this morning, saying he would create a "no-fly" zone in the areas where Russian air strikes have targeted U.S.-supported insurgent groups and even commit U.S. ground forces against ISIS. On Fox News, Christie said the first thing Christie would do in Syria would be to "call Putin, and tell him, 'Listen, we're enforcing a no-fly zone against everyone, and that includes you, so: Don't test me.'" "And then he flies through your territory?" asked host Martha MacCallum. "You take him down," answered Christie, without hesitation. "You...
  • MARCO RUBIO URGES ATTACKS AGAINST RUSSIAN AIRCRAFT IN SYRIA

    10/11/2015 9:36:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/10/15 | NEIL MUNRO
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has declared in a little-noticed TV interview that the United States should go to war against Russia, merely to block a flood of Muslim immigrants that can otherwise be stopped by a few European border guards. Rubio wants to create a No Fly zone over Syria to prevent the Syrian air force from bombing rebel and civilian targets. Any Russian sortie into the no-fly-zone would be no different than any other adversary, Rubio said Oct. 5 in a CNBC interview. His urge to shoot down Russian aircraft is a sharp break in the nations national security...
  • Notes from Senator Cruzs Office: Thinking the Unthinkable

    10/08/2015 7:16:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 8, 2015 | Roger L. Simon
    Maybe World War III has started already, said Paul Teller, Ted Cruzs chief of staff. We were sitting in the senators office under the ten foot wide modernist portrait of Reagan at the Berlin Wall that dominates the room. We always thought it would be nuclear weapons but He shrugged, a quizzical look on his face, as if he himself were surprised at what he had just said. But I knew where he was coming from. Who wouldnt? The Middle East was in flames, the whole complexion of Europe changing, and America had turned tail. And we didnt even know...
  • NATO chief says prepared to send troops to defend Turkey [New title/text at URL]

    10/08/2015 2:49:56 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 52 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 8, 2015 | Robin Emmott
    <p>NATO said it was prepared to send troops to Turkey to defend its ally after violations of Turkish airspace by Russian jets bombing Syria and Britain scolded Moscow for escalating a civil war that has already killed 250,000 people.</p> <p>Officials at the U.S.-led alliance are still smarting from Russia's weekend incursions into Turkey's airspace near northern Syria and NATO defense ministers are meeting in Brussels with the agenda likely to be dominated by the Syria crisis.</p>
  • How we get to World War III

    10/07/2015 9:07:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    American Enterprise Inst. ^ | 10/7/15 | Danielle Pletka
    NATOs SecGen Jens Stoltenberg today warned the Russians about their violation of Turkish airspace in ongoing Russian air operations over Syria. It was only the latest warning from NATO about Russian violations of various NATO nations airspace and assorted other antics. But todays incursion which prompted a nasty threat from Turkey about what would happen if the Russians make the same mistake again only underscores what a dangerous place the world has become since Barack Obama became president. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg listens as US President Barack Obama speaks during their meeting in the Oval Office of the...
  • Fiorina outlines hawkish policies on Iran, Russia (US-enforced no-fly zone in Syria)

    10/07/2015 9:39:14 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Concord Monitor ^ | 10/7/15 | MEGAN DOYLE
    Should Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina win the Oval Office, she wouldnt be making any calls to her counterpart in Russia. I wouldnt speak to Vladmir Putin, Fiorina said. She would, however, rebuild a missile defense program in Poland and conduct military exercises in the Baltic States. I would guarantee you that after four or five or six months of that kind of behavior, Vladmir Putin will speak differently with the United States of America, she said. Its how people behave. Hes a bully. Fiorina, the only woman seeking the GOP nomination, is the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard. She ran...
  • US Should Attempt To Disarm Russians In Syria: Brzezinski

    10/06/2015 8:16:46 AM PDT · by Fennie · 83 replies
    Press TV ^ | October 6, 2015
    US foreign policy expert Zbigniew Brzezinski says the United States should retaliate if Russia does not stop bombing its assets in Syria. Brzezinski, the national security advisor for former President Jimmy Carter, advised President Barack Obama to attempt to disarm the Russians if they keep attacking the CIA-trained militants in Syria. "The Russian naval and air presences in Syria are vulnerable, isolated geographically from their homeland," Brzezinski wrote in an article published by the Financial Times on Sunday. "They could be 'disarmed' if they persist in provoking the US."
  • Bipartisan push grows for no-fly zones in Syria (RATS join Fiorina, McCain, McCarthy, Kasich)

    10/04/2015 4:33:51 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/4/15 | Kristina Wong
    A growing number of Democrats are joining GOP voices in calling for a no-fly zone or a safe zone in Syria where civilians and opposition fighters can go without fear of attack a step the Obama administration does not back. The calls come after the spectacle of millions of desperate Syrian refugees fleeing to Europe, and an increasing sense that the Pentagon's program to train moderate rebels is failing. They continued even after Russian aircraft entered Syrian airspace this week to go after groups fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad, including rebels backed by the U.S. Former Secretary of State...
  • Clueless Carly Fiorina Would Create A NO-FLY Zone To Protect Non-ISIS Terrorist Groups Who Are

    10/04/2015 4:13:19 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 10/4/15 | Walid Shoebat
    Clueless Carly Fiorina Would Create A NO-FLY Zone To Protect Non-ISIS Terrorist Groups Who Are Slaughtering Christians In Syria. Carly Fiorina says she would consider shooting down Russian fighter jets if necessarythe same Russian fighter jets that are trying to protect Assad, the Syrian leader who has kept his Christian population safe from Muslim terrorists all these yearsuntil ISIS and the Obama-backed Free Syrian Rebels started trying to take him down. These non-ISIS rebels whom Carly Fiorina calls allies are actually al-Qaeda linked groups like al-Nusra, or the now virtually defunct Free Syrian Army, down to 5 or 6 fighters,...
  • US politicians offer neither consensus nor solutions on Syria (Carly, Jeb, Kasich want No-Fly Zone)

    10/03/2015 6:54:02 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Guardian ^ | 10/3/15 | Lucia Graves
    For years, Republicans have criticised Barack Obama for not doing more to stop the brutalities carried out by Syrian President Bashar al-Assads regime and to fight Isis. But what they think Obama should do and what the long-term solution might be remained hazy. -snip- Republican rising star Carly Fiorina had already called on the US to enforce a no-fly zone in Syria to protect US-backed rebel fighters, as had Jeb Bush in unequivocal terms. On Friday, another Republican presidential contender joined their camp: You enter that no-fly zone, you enter at your own peril, said Governor John Kasich. No more...
  • Clinton and Fiorina push no-fly zone for Syria. Really?

    10/02/2015 11:31:37 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 10/2/15 | Peter Grier
    Both the Democratic front-runner and the Republican rising star think the US should declare and enforce a no-fly zone in Syria. Military experts say it could set up a showdown with Russia that would be best to avoid. Heres a surprise Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and Republican rising star Carly Fiorina agree on something big. Both think the US should declare and enforce a no-fly zone in Syria to protect civilians and US-backed rebel fighters. Former Secretary of State Clintons pronouncement on this emphasized its humanitarian aspects. I personally would be advocating now for a no-fly zone and humanitarian...
  • Republican candidate Kasich to call for no-fly zones in Syria (Joins Fiorina against Russia)

    10/02/2015 4:52:51 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Reuters Yahoo ^ | 10/2/15 | Erin McPike
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate John Kasich on Friday morning will advocate for certain areas of Syria to be designated as sanctuaries from violence for civilians and made no-fly zones given Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent decision to target Islamic State there with air strikes. According to a statement provided to Reuters, the Ohio governor will say: "Russia's recent military build-up and intervention in Syria are neither intended to defeat ISIS nor to relieve the suffering of Syrian refugees. Mr. Putin's real goals are quite different: to take military action to rescue Assad's criminal government from its death and to strengthen...
  • Kevin McCarthy calls for no-fly zone over Syria (Joins Fiorina against Russia)

    10/02/2015 4:56:59 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/28/15 | Stephen Dinan
    The man poised to be the next House speaker said Monday that the U.S. needs to assume a more aggressive posture around the world, saying the key to foreign policy is making it painful for countries to misbehave. Rep. Kevin McCarthy backed calls for a U.S.-enforced no-fly zone over Syria, saying it would boost the fight against the Islamic State rebels and also curtail the Syrian regimes ability to strike its own citizens.
  • Putin's Resurgent Russia Challenges Weakened U.S. (Fiorina: Use Force Against Russian Jets)

    10/02/2015 4:32:51 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    IBD ^ | 10/1/15 | IBD Editorials
    American Decline: Years of diminishing U.S. power under President Obama have brought us to today's historic Mideast dilemma: proving our willingness to shoot at Russian forces or keep our tail between our legs. -snip- Carly Fiorina, whose debate performances have propelled her into the top tier of 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls, on Wednesday told Fox News' Sean Hannity that the U.S. should establish a no-fly zone around U.S.-backed Syrian rebels. Would that mean using "force against Russian jets?" Fiorina hoped not, but added: "If it does come to that, I think we must be prepared." Nuclear-armed U.S. and Russia are...
  • Carly Fiorina: Its time for the U.S. to impose a no-fly zone around American-backed rebels in Syria

    10/01/2015 7:35:02 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/1/15 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Breitbart, I realize that every GOP candidate is under pressure right now to contrast themselves with Obama by showing how theyd stand up to Putin. I also realize that Fiorina, fairly or not (i.e. not), bears a special burden in proving how tough shed be as president to voters who are leery of making a woman commander-in-chief. Politically, this is a fine answer for a Republican primary. Were going to use the worlds greatest air force to protect our people on the ground over there, and if Putin tries to cross the line, hell see what he gets. And...
  • Fiorina Calls for War on Russia in Syria?

    10/01/2015 1:34:56 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 10/1/15 | JOSHUA YASMEH
    In an interview with Fox News on Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina chastised the Obama administration, calling its response, or lack thereof, to Russian aggression in Syria, weak and willfully nave. We must be prepared to use force, declared Fiorina in a hawkish response to Russian airstrikes in the central city of Homs this week that have transformed the geopolitical calculus in the region. U.S. Pentagon officials insist that the Russian aerial assault is targeting primarily non-ISIS combatants, including the American-backed moderate Syrian opposition. I can absolutely confirm to you that they were strikes against our Free Syrian Army...
  • Russia Muscles In...Syria in Prophecy pt 1

    Vladimir Putin has received authorization to use Russian military power in defense of besieged Syrian President Bashir Assad. He has wasted no time, having launched a series of airstrikes against the terror group ISIS, but there are ominous reports that Putin has also attacked US backed rebel army elements as well. The situation is very confusing, but I think it would profit to try to make some sense of it, since it has extremely serious Geopolitical implications and most importantly it is of immense prophetic significance as well. How did the world arrive at this mess? The Syrian Civil War...
  • You May Not Be Interested In a Clash of Civilizations, But A Clash of Civilizations Is Interested

    09/18/2015 8:33:16 AM PDT · by No One Special · 5 replies
    Streetwise Professor ^ | September 14, 2015 | The Professor
    Cast your eyes around the world, and they are likely to land on a scene of conflict and chaos. In the Middle East, obviously, from pillar (Libya) to post (the Persian Gulf). In the center of Eurasia (Ukraine). In the South China Sea and the DMZ. The world situation has not been this fraught since the 1930s. If you are like me, you crave an explanation. You could do far worse than start with Samuel Huntingtons Clash of Civilizations. Huntingtons article and subsequent book of the same title unleashed a storm of furious criticism when it came out in 1993....
  • U.S. Came Within Seconds Of Launching Nuclear Strike On Russia

    08/14/2015 12:31:25 PM PDT · by lbryce · 92 replies
    Valuwalk ^ | August 14, 2015 | Polina Tikho
    The U.S. came within seconds of launching a nuclear strike on Russia ,unleashing WW3 during the coldest period of the Cold War, according to secret documents revealed by a historian. Washington and Russia came extremely close to a massive nuclear war because of a faulty 46-cent component that caused a computer glitch, according to the documents. The secret documents were revealed and detailed in a book by American author Eric Schlosser titled Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety. The documents include over 1,000 accidents with nuclear weapons that occurred due to the negligence...
  • Fox News Reporting: Christians find refuge from terror in Jordan (TV Special)

    06/26/2015 7:52:33 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/26/15 | Benjamin Hall
    When America leads from behind, who meets our enemies head on? Jordans King Abdullah known widely as The Warrior King has given Fox News Reporting unprecedented access to his life and country as he fights two wars at once. But the picture he paints of the region and its future is a tragic one. In an interview with Bret Baier featured on tonights Special, Fox News Reporting Crossing Jordan Escape From Terror, he warns that, this could well be the beginning of World War Three. Sitting in the middle of the cauldron that is the Middle East, Jordan is...
  • Bike Boffins Pedal With General Clark

    09/23/2003 6:17:15 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 2 replies · 213+ views
    Moscow Times ^ | Sep. 23, 2003 | Kevin O'Flynn
    Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2003. Page 1 Bike Boffins Pedal With General Clark By Kevin O'Flynn Staff Writer One was a doctor from Siberia, the other an American general now running for president, and best known in Russia for his brinkmanship in Kosovo. But now the fortunes of Alexander Pyntikov and former NATO commander General Wesley Clark -- who last week created a political sensation by declaring his candidacy for U.S. president -- are entwined in a company that makes push bikes. But these are no ordinary push bikes: The U.S. Special Forces Command currently freewheels on them, as do police...
  • Iranian ship convoy moves toward Yemen, alarming US officials

    04/18/2015 10:03:27 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/18/2015 | Kristina Wong
    U.S. military officials are concerned that Iran's support for Houthi rebels in Yemen could spark a confrontation with Saudi Arabia and plunge the region into sectarian war. ADVERTISEMENT Iran is sending an armada of seven to nine ships some with weapons toward Yemen in a potential attempt to resupply the Shia Houthi rebels, according to two U.S. defense officials. Officials fear the move could lead to a showdown with the U.S. or other members of a Saudi-led coalition, which is enforcing a naval blockade of Yemen and is conducting its fourth week of airstrikes against the Houthis. Iran...
  • Iranian ship convoy moves toward Yemen, alarming US officials (administration has 3 theories)

    04/18/2015 12:47:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 17, 2015 | Kristina Wong
    U.S. military officials are concerned that Iran's support for Houthi rebels in Yemen could spark a confrontation with Saudi Arabia and plunge the region into sectarian war. Iran is sending an armada of seven to nine ships some with weapons toward Yemen in a potential attempt to resupply the Shia Houthi rebels, according to two U.S. defense officials. Officials fear the move could lead to a showdown with the U.S. or other members of a Saudi-led coalition, which is enforcing a naval blockade of Yemen and is conducting its fourth week of airstrikes against the Houthis. Iran sent...
  • Iran sends navy vessels to waters off Yemen, raising stakes

    04/09/2015 12:37:27 PM PDT · by Truth29 · 17 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 4/08/15 | AHMED AL-HAJ and SARAH EL DEEB
    SANAA, Yemen (AP) Iran dispatched a destroyer and another naval ship to waters off Yemen on Wednesday, raising the stakes amid a Saudi-led air campaign targeting Iranian-backed Shiite rebels fighting forces loyal to the country's embattled president. The Iranian maneuver came as the U.S. deepened its support for the Saudi-led coalition, boosting weapons supplies and intelligence-sharing and carrying out the first U.S. aerial refueling mission of coalition fighter jets. The Iranian warships were sent to the strategic Bab al-Mandab strait as part of an anti-piracy campaign to "safeguard naval routes for vessels in the region," Iranian Rear Adm. Habibollah...
  • Iran Deploys Warships Off Yemen's Coast: Report

    04/08/2015 7:18:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 8, 2015
    DUBAI Iran sent two warships to the Gulf of Aden on Wednesday, state media reported, establishing a military presence off the coast of Yemen where Saudi Arabia is leading a bombing campaign to oust the Tehran-allied Houthi movement. The Alborz destroyer and Bushehr support vessel sailed from Bandar Abbas on a mission to protect Iranian shipping from piracy, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said in comments cited by Press TV. Saudi Arabia and several Arab allies have imposed an air and naval blockade on Yemen as part of a two-week campaign to oust the Houthis, who have taken most of...
  • Satrapy Fishing in the Yemen

    04/01/2015 3:14:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2015 | Cliff May
    Three years ago, film-goers were treated to Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, which critic Kenneth Turan called a pleasant fantasy about the Middle East. Today, of course, Yemen is the hub of a bloody conflict, one which President Obama persists in viewing with equal unreality. Most obviously: Yemen is not, as the administration has touted, a success brought about by its smart diplomacy. Most importantly: Iran has a plan. Yemen is a vital component. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sees that. So does Saudi King Salman (and no, I will not dwell on the pun). His foreign minister, Saud al-Faisal,...
  • Yemen: Egyptian Navy Chases Iranian Warships to Retreat from Port of Aden

    03/26/2015 3:33:26 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3-26-2015 | Arutz
    Senior editor of Saudi online paper Arab News, Siraj Wahab, has just tweeted that Egyptian ships forced Iranian retreat from Bab Al-Mandab strait near the Port of Aden. A statement issued by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry stated that Egypt is coordinating with Saudi Arabia, together with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for the participation of its Air Force, Navy, and ground forces, should it prove necessary. However, it should be noted that Iran threatened Saudi Arabia today (Thursday), announcing that its foray into Yemen would end up costing it dearly.
  • With Yemen in turmoil, Egypt sends warships to secure Gulf of Aden

    03/26/2015 7:06:14 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 11 replies
    YNetNews ^ | Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Staff
    Sudan pledges air and ground troops to Saudi-led strikes on Yemen; Kerry offers logistics, intelligence support in Yemen as Iran-backed Houthi rebels advance on the Strait of Bab-el-Mandeb. Egypt and Sudan on Thursday pledged support for the Saudi-led strikes on Iran's Yemen allies the Houthis, even as four Egyptian naval vessels crossed the Suez Canal en route to Yemen to secure the Gulf of Aden. Maritime sources at the Suez Canal confirmed the vessels' route, saying they expected them to reach the Red Sea by Thursday evening. Sudan's Defense Minister Abdel Raheem Mohammed Hussein told reporters on Thursday that his...
  • Middle East engulfed by war

    03/31/2015 2:04:40 PM PDT · by Borges · 19 replies
    With the launching of the US-backed military intervention in Yemen, virtually the entire Middle East is engulfed by military conflict, a state of affairs that has no precedent, with the possible exception of the two world wars fought in the 20th century. Washingtons pursuit of policies from one conflict to the next that are seemingly at odds with one another has provoked mounting expressions of concern from major US think tanks and editorial boardsnot to mention nominal allies in Europeover strategic incoherence. To describe as glaring the contradictions that riddle US foreign policy in the Middle East does not do...
  • Yemen Ground Invasion By Saudi, Egyptian Troops Imminent

    03/26/2015 10:52:22 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 89 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 3-26-2015 | Durden
    As reported first thing today, while the initial phase of the military campaign against Yemen has been taking place for the past 18 hours and been exclusively one of airborne assaults by forces of the "Decisive Storm" coalition, Saudi hinted at what is coming next following reports that it had built up a massive 150,000 troop deployment on the border with Yemen. And as expected, moments ago AP reported that Egyptian military and security officials told The Associated Press that the military intervention will go further, with a ground assault into Yemen by Egyptian, Saudi and other forces, planned once...
  • To Obama, From Russia With Love... And 20 Megatons

    02/23/2015 11:28:10 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 42 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 2-23-2015 | Durden
    As Russia celebrates 'Defender Of The Fatherland' Day, they had an interesting message on the side of the parade's missiles: "To be personally delivered to Obama."
  • Russian Submarine Found Again Near Sweden And England, Cold War 2 Fears Increase

    01/12/2015 6:24:24 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 6 replies
    INQUISITR ^ | 11 Jan 15 | Unknown
    Reports of a potential Russian submarine found near England and Sweden have once again become common, and now the United States is being asked by Great Britain to help in the search for this mysterious underwater object. In a related report by the Inquisitr, Vladimir Putin recently signed and enacted a new military doctrine which proposes that Russian nuclear weapons defense systems near Europe will be expanded based upon joint defense projects with China, India, and other countries. Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev also warns that the Ukraine crisis may transform into World War 3, claiming that a nuclear war...
  • Nuland: Toxic Cocktail Hitting Russia as State Dept. Preparing More Support for Ukraine

    12/27/2014 7:19:20 AM PST · by opentalk · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 23, 2014 | NICHOLAS BALLASY
    Victoria Nuland, U.S. secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, said the U.S. has been internally preparing more financial support to Ukraine.Senior IMF leadership was in Ukraine this week issuing a public validation of the reform program going forward but also confirming that the program agreed last year is going to need a significant adjustment that there is a fiscal hole to the tune of $10-15 billion, Nuland said at the American Enterprise Institute during a discussion examining the Ukrainian revolution one year later.We expect that the IMF and the World Bank will have to increase their support...
  • 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 dont. Its only been 25 years since the Wall came down, but in Russias mind the Cold War didnt end. If Russias invasion of Ukraine isnt enough of a heads-up, then maybe their new generation of tactical nuclear weapons is. Thats 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
    usnews.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | Lawrence J. Haas
    Nothing better showcases Washingtons 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...