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  • Putin Tells The World What Kurds Have Been Shouting For A Year: Turkey Supports ISIS

    11/24/2015 11:06:32 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 35 replies
    kurdishquestion.com ^ | 24th November 2015 | kurdishquestion.com
    Putin Tells The World What Kurds Have Been Shouting For A Year: Turkey Supports ISIS 24th November 2015 Kurdish Question Russian President Vladimir Putin has finally told the world what the Kurds have been saying for over a year. That the Turkish state, it's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and AKP government are facilitating, supporting and benefiting from the terror waged by ISIS (Daesh). The downing of a Russian fighter jet this morning by Turkish F16 fighter jets in an area near the Turkey-Syria border has led Russian President Putin to speak bluntly about what he has been reluctant to say...
  • ‘A Shocking Truth Is Unfolding’: Matt Drudge Teases Bombshell Claim About U.S. and Islamic State

    11/24/2015 12:56:42 PM PST · by amorphous · 185 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 24 Nov 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Matt Drudge dropped a huge claim against the U.S. government, arguing "America has been arming" the Islamic State in a cryptic tweet. No other context was immediately provided.
  • Kuwait news: Russians in ground combat first time in Syria, numerous rebel battalions in retreat

    11/23/2015 1:04:50 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 36 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 11/23/2016 | YOSSI MELMAN
    Report: Russian ground troops arrive in Syria in unprecedented military action By YOSSI MELMAN 11/23/2015 10:49 The Kuwaiti report adds that Russian forces have already taken over multiple strategic positions and have forced numerous rebel battalions to retreat. In an unprecedented move, Russia has sent ground-troops into the Syrian battlefield in support of Bashar Assad as the dictator struggles to maintain his power in the continuous four-year-long civil war, according to a report by Kuwaiti daily al-Rai. The report, which has not been substantiated by other sources, claims Russian military forces have been providing cover for T-90 tanks along with...
  • Feinstein says Islamic State stronger, criticizes U.S. approach

    11/22/2015 9:26:08 PM PST · by Mariner · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 22nd, 2015 | By Doina Chiacu
    Leading Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein said on Sunday the United States is not doing enough to fight Islamic State, and the group is gaining strength outside Iraq and Syria. Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, said Secretary of State John Kerry gave the panel a more comprehensive picture last week of the U.S. strategy to combat Islamic State, including talks in Vienna to find a diplomatic solution to the Syrian crisis. However, she said on CBS, "I don't think the approach is sufficient to the job." Feinstein said President Barack Obama's decision to send 50 special forces...
  • Assad: Syrian troops advancing thanks to Russian airstrikes

    11/22/2015 9:21:39 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 11 replies
    AP ^ | Nov 22 2015 | AP
    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad says his forces are advancing on "almost" all fronts thanks to Russian airstrikes that began nearly two months ago and have tipped the balance in his favor in some parts of the country. In remarks published Sunday, Assad told China's Phoenix Television that the Russians depend on Syrian ground forces and "cooperate with us." He added that Syrian troops had achieved victories in some areas before the strikes began but "could not be present everywhere in Syria."
  • US lawmakers say forget Assad, focus on ISIS

    11/22/2015 7:02:49 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 63 replies
    AP/Yahoo News ^ | Nov 20 2015 | Deb Reichman
    In an unusual alliance, a House Democrat and Republican have teamed up to urge the Obama administration to stop trying to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad and focus all its efforts on destroying Islamic State militants. Reps. Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat, and Austin Scott, a Republican, introduced legislation on Friday to end what they called an "illegal war" to overthrow Assad, the leader of Syria accused of killing tens of thousands of Syrian citizens in a more than four-year-old civil war entangled in a battle against IS extremists, also known as ISIS. "The U.S. is waging two wars in Syria,"...
  • Top U.S. general [Retired]: 'We are not trying to destroy ISIS'

    11/22/2015 6:04:16 PM PST · by amorphous · 45 replies
    WND ^ | 22 Nov 2015 | Greg Corombos
    ISIS can be defeated, but it will take much greater will on the part of President Obama, an exponentially more robust air campaign with more reasonable rules of engagement and Arab ground forces to get the job done, according to retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney. McInerney spent 35 years in uniform and rose to the role of assistant vice chief of staff, the number three position in the Air Force. He also served as a combat pilot in Vietnam and as vice commander of U.S. Air Forces Europe. He said the first step is for Obama to...
  • Syrian Christian Leaders Call on U.S. to End Support for Anti-Assad Rebels

    11/22/2015 11:36:51 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 25 replies
    Time ^ | Jan 30 2104 | Elisabeth Dias
    The stories told by five top Syrian Christian leaders about the horrors their churches are experiencing at the hands of Islamic extremists are biblical in their brutality. Bishop Elias Toumeh, representative of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, tells of the funeral he led ten days ago for the headless body of one of his parishioners in Marmarita. Rev. Adeeb Awad, vice moderator of the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon, explains how the rebels blew up his church and then pointed the finger at the regime. Bishop Armash Nalbandian, primate of the Armenian Church...
  • Syria archbishop calls on West to back President Bashar al-Assad in war against Islamist rebels

    11/22/2015 11:49:09 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 1 replies
    Telegraph | Oct 15 2013 | Telegraph
    A leading Christian bishop in Syria has welcomed Russia's intervention in the country's civil war, saying the West should follow Vladimir Putin in backing President Bashar al-Assad rather than rebel groups dominated by Islamic extremists. Archbishop Jean-Clément Jeanbart, who is based in the war-ravaged northern city of Aleppo, said Mr Putin's involvement had brought "hope" to many of Syria's Christian minority, who thought it might force the warring sides to the negotiating table. In an interview with The Telegraph during a visit to London, he also urged Britain and America to re-examine their assessment of President Assad, who he claimed...
  • Islamic State booby-trap dolls in twisted bid to kill kids

    11/22/2015 9:05:07 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 21 replies
    Daily Star ^ | Nov. 22, 2015 | Siba Jackson
    The terror group have sunk to a new low after shocking pictures emerged of the toys booby-trapped with explosives. Iraqi forces seized almost 20 dolls after foiling a major ISIS bomb plot to target Shia Muslims. Security forces in Baghdad disabled and destroyed 18 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) hidden inside the hollow bodies of the toys, which were re-dressed in clothing. ISIS intended to use the doll-bombs to massacre millions of Shia Muslims during the annual pilgrimage for Arbaeen, next month.
  • Russia ‘must change strategy’..if it wants to join ‘anti-ISIS’ coalition –State Dept

    11/21/2015 8:56:12 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 70 replies
    Russia Today, Moscow ^ | Nov 21 2015 | RT
    Russia is not welcome to join the US-led coalition in Syria, as France has proposed, until it changes its “focus” and stops “propping up” President Assad, the US State Department said. Yet, Washington continues to insist their goal isn’t defeating Assad. “If other nations not in the coalition [the US-led coalition] want to join it and become part of it and focus on the fight against ISIL [Islamic State/IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL] that’s a conversation we’re certainly willing to have,” US State Department spokesperson John Kirby said. An appeal to expand the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State came from French President...
  • No political transition in Syria until terrorists are destroyed – Assad

    11/21/2015 8:42:06 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 6 replies
    RT ^ | Nov 20 2015 | RT
    Syrian President Bashar Assad has said that the internationally agreed upon 18-month timeline for political transition in Syria may only begin after Islamic State and other terror groups are defeated in the country. “There will be no point in deciding any timetable, because you cannot achieve anything politically while you have the terrorists taking over many areas in Syria, and they’re going to be – they are already – the main obstacle of any real political advancement,” Assad said in an interview with Italy’s RAI UNO channel. After the terrorists are defeated, the political transition in Syria won’t require a...
  • U.S. training helped mold top Islamic State military commander

    11/20/2015 8:21:55 PM PST · by Mariner · 13 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | September 15, 2015 | By Mitchell Prothero
    KILLIS, Turkey The 15 Chechens looking to cross the border from Turkey to Syria didn’t strike Abdullah as particularly important or unusual. It was early summer in 2012, and as a smuggler based in the Turkish border town of Killis, Abdullah, who’d fled his home village in Syria because of fighting on the outskirts of Aleppo, was used to secretive groups of foreigners – journalists, aid workers and many recently aspiring jihadists – hiring him to cross Turkish military lines at the border while avoiding what was then still a significant Syrian government presence in northern Syrian. “In 2012, everyone...
  • Turkey summons Russian envoy over bombing of Turkmens in Syria: PM

    11/20/2015 9:36:09 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11-20-2015 | Reuters Ankara
    Turkey has summoned Russia's ambassador in protest over the "intensive" bombing of Turkmen villages in northern Syria by Russian warplanes, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told reporters on Friday. In the meeting with the ambassador, Andrei Karlov, Turkey called for an immediate end to the Russian military operation, which is near the Turkish border, the foreign ministry said in a statement. "It was stressed that the Russian side's actions were not a fight against terror, but they bombed civilian Turkmen villages and this could lead to serious consequences," the foreign ministry said
  • Turkey could cut off Islamic State’s supply lines. So why doesn’t it?

    11/18/2015 10:26:01 PM PST · by Cronos · 20 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 18 Nov 2015 | David Graeber
    How could Isis be eliminated? In the region, everyone knows. All it would really take would be to unleash the largely Kurdish forces of the YPG (Democratic Union party) in Syria, and PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ party) guerillas in Iraq and Turkey. These are, currently, the main forces actually fighting Isis on the ground. They have proved extraordinarily militarily effective and oppose every aspect of Isis’s reactionary ideology. But instead, YPG-controlled territory in Syria finds itself placed under a total embargo by Turkey, and PKK forces are under continual bombardment by the Turkish air force. Not only has Erdoğan done almost...
  • US Media Shows Footage of Russian Airstrikes Passed Off as American

    11/21/2015 2:06:49 PM PST · by marvel5 · 16 replies
    Sputnik ^ | November 20, 2015 | Sputnik
    PBS NewsHour, a daily US television news program shown on the US Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), used footage of Russian airstrikes against ISIL targets, claiming that they were US airstrikes, an Information Clearing House article revealed.
  • USA Delivers 19,000 Bombs to Wahabist Saudis Supporting ISIS

    11/21/2015 4:41:36 PM PST · by lbryce · 47 replies
    Russian Insider ^ | November 19, 2015 | Staff
    Originally appeared at German Economic News. Translated by Susan Neumann. Hey, Muhammad Barack Obama Al-Husseini: My boots haven't been licked for awhile. Please bend down and start with the left boot Could it be any more clear who is on the right side, and who is on the wrong side of this conflict? The Islamist theocracy Saudi Arabia is getting heavy ammunition equaling billions of dollars from the United States. It remains to be seen whether this economic booster shot for the U.S. defense industry will lead to consequences in Syria. The Saudis are fighting covertly against the Russians. The...
  • Ethanol loses its few friends: Even Dr. Ben Carson has backed away from subsidies and mandates

    11/21/2015 1:54:16 PM PST · by george76 · 50 replies
    CFACT ^ | November 17, 2015 | Marita Noon
    in a major policy reversal, Carson .. no longer supports subsidies for any industry, including U.S. ethanol producers ... Plainly irritated, the ethanol industry shot back immediately, saying it receives no government subsidies. But it neglected to mention a very important fact. Instead of subsidies, ethanol producers get something better: a mandate that orders refiners to blend ethanol into motor fuels which forces consumers to buy their product. A federally guaranteed market beats a subsidy every time. The ethanol industry also benefits indirectly from agriculture programs that support farmers who grow corn for ethanol ... In attempt to push more...
  • Journalist who returned from Islamic State HQ tells RT how jihadists can be defeated

    11/21/2015 12:35:25 PM PST · by Mariner · 18 replies
    Russia Today ^ | Published time: 21 Nov, 2015 14:55 | Unattributed
    RT spoke to Jurgen Todenhofer, the first Western journalist who was allowed to enter territory controlled by the so-called Islamic State. A year ago, he spent 10 days among the terrorists, also visiting Raqqa, the capital of the self-proclaimed caliphate. To arrange the journey, Todenhofer held Skype discussions with Islamic State (formerly ISIS/ISIL) for six months before they agreed to his visit. Finally, the jihadists gave him official guarantee safety. “It was in their interest to fulfill their promises that I would come back alive – and I came back alive,” he said. After spending several days with ISIS militants,...
  • Saudi Arabia, an ISIS That Has Made It

    11/21/2015 12:35:23 PM PST · by Theoria · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 21 Nov 2015 | Kamel Daoud
    Black Daesh, white Daesh. The former slits throats, kills, stones, cuts off hands, destroys humanity’s common heritage and despises archaeology, women and non-Muslims. The latter is better dressed and neater but does the same things. The Islamic State; Saudi Arabia. In its struggle against terrorism, the West wages war on one, but shakes hands with the other. This is a mechanism of denial, and denial has a price: preserving the famous strategic alliance with Saudi Arabia at the risk of forgetting that the kingdom also relies on an alliance with a religious clergy that produces, legitimizes, spreads, preaches and defends...
  • Biden: Turks, Saudis, UAE funded and armed Al Nusra and Al Qaeda (FLASHBACK)

    11/21/2015 12:17:09 PM PST · by marvel5 · 2 replies
    Mideast Shuffle ^ | October 4, 2014 | Mideast Shuffle
    (Biden): And what my constant cry was that our biggest problem is our allies – our allies in the region were our largest problem in Syria. The Turks were great friends – and I have the greatest relationship with Erdogan, which I just spent a lot of time with – the Saudis, the Emiratis, etc. What were they doing? They were so determined to take down Assad and essentially have a proxy Sunni-Shia war, what did they do? They poured hundreds of millions of dollars and tens, thousands of tons of weapons into anyone who would fight against Assad except...
  • Study estimates Israel's nuclear weapon count stands at 115

    11/21/2015 6:10:10 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/21/2015 | YOSSI MELMAN
    Astudy conducted by the US based Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) estimated that Israel had 115 nuclear bombs in its possession in 2014. The study was composed by the institute's founder David Albright, and was part of a more comprehensive study on the worldwide inventory of plutonium. The study estimated that Israel produced plutonium at a rapid pace in the past 50 years since the inception of its nuclear reactor in Dimona, acquiring 660 kilograms of plutonium, taking into account an estimation error of 150 kilograms. A single nuclear bomb requires 3-5 kg of plutonium, the study estimated....
  • I went to church w/ Ted Cruz, he's building an army of young Christian voters in Iowa-"scary stuff"

    11/21/2015 1:08:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 152 replies
    Salon ^ | November 20, 2015 | Robert Leonard - reporter, anthropologist, and author of “Yellow Cab”
    Many around me in the coffee shop nodded in agreement in support of welcoming Christian refugees and rejecting those of other faiths. It fits their narrative that they should help persecuted Christians. After all, despite the fact that American Christians are the most entitled and privileged people in the history of the planet, many feel persecuted.One of the more endearing customs of many of our small town Iowa churches on Sunday morning is story time. The pastor welcomes elementary and pre-school aged kids up front, where he or she sits with the children, and shares a parable. Often the pastor...
  • Russian Cruise Missiles Hit ISIS from Mediterranean & Caspian; 600 Killed in One Strike

    11/20/2015 12:34:41 PM PST · by marvel5 · 71 replies
    RT ^ | November 20, 2015 | RT
    The Russian military has launched cruise missiles against Islamic State positions in Syria from both the Mediterranean and Caspian seas, one of which killed over 600 terrorists in the Deir Ex-Zor Province, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has said. “On November 20, the warships of the Caspian Fleet launched 18 cruise missiles at seven targets in the provinces of Raqqa, Idlib and Aleppo. All targets were hit successfully,” he reported to President Vladimir Putin. Overall, there are 10 warships taking part in the operation, six of which are in the Mediterranean. Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) have been suffering huge...
  • By electing a Muslim, the Ummah already consider the USA has been conquered for Islam

    11/19/2015 2:39:55 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 81 replies
    thefederalistpapers.org ^ | 11/19/2015 | Trumpinator
    Once a Muslim like Obama rules a country it falls under the Islamic concept of religious conquest of the infidel aka fatih and is to be forever ruled by a Muslim or to be retaken in jihad if need be. As soon as Obama became president, in the eyes of the "Ummah" (Muslim community) the USA is "fatih" (conquered) and the non Muslims dhimmis of that land to be enslaved as the Muslims see fit. If it falls out of the hands of Muslims then a jihad needs to be waged till it returns to Muslim rule. As soon as...
  • ISIS says soda can bomb detonated on Russian plane was intended for western passenger jet

    11/19/2015 4:32:29 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 17 replies
    BGR Tech-Social ^ | November 19, 2015 | Chris Smith
    A few days after the Paris attacks that left hundreds dead and injured, Russia confirmed that a homemade explosive device was detonated on board MetroJet Flight 9268 in October, killing all 224 passengers. Since then, ISIS published images of the bomb that was detonated inside the airplane, saying that the Russian flight wasn't the original target. Instead, ISIS wanted to shoot down a Western plane. The image below shows a Schweppes can, a detonator and a possible trigger switch, The Telegraph notes. The picture was posted in the latest edition of the Dabiq propaganda magazine, right alongside pictures of passports...
  • Did FSB Bomb Metrojet?

    11/12/2015 2:10:52 PM PST · by lavaroise · 60 replies
    TRT NEWS ^ | Nov 7, 2015 | TRT NEWS
    Moscow, Russia – Suspicions grew over the official government story coming out of the Kremlin as Russian President Vladimir Putin and the FSB attempted to quell growing public anger and distrust in the wake of past false flag attacks. The FSB, a sinister security arm of the Russian regime, has a long history of carrying out shadowy attacks against its’ own citizenry in order to further their own military and geopolitical goals. One such series of attacks was the famed apartment bombings in Buynaksk, Moscow, & Volgodonsk of September 1999, which killed 307 Russian citizens, injured 1700 more, and was...
  • VIDEOS: Russia hits multiple "terrorist fuel-tankers" in Syria and ISIS oil refueling plant

    11/18/2015 9:11:50 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 32 replies
    https://twitter.com/JulianRoepcke ^ | 1/18/2015 | Julian Röpcke
    Published on Nov 18, 2015 Airstrike against an ISIS oil refueling plant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EIwy2RoQo4 and Published on Nov 18, 2015 Elimination of tanker vehicle columns, which were transporting oil products in the interests of terrorist armed groups Julian Ropcke ‏@JulianRoepcke 20m20 minutes ago Where the heck do you find #hundreds of fuel tankers in the Syrian desert?ISIS logistics?! Looks quite real though!
  • ISIS claims this rigged "Schweppes Gold"can (IED) brought down the Metrojet flight

    11/18/2015 9:18:36 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 29 replies
    bild.de ^ | 11-18-2015 | bild.de
  • Russia Pounds ISIS With Biggest Bomber Raid in Decades

    11/17/2015 11:21:07 PM PST · by Mariner · 87 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | November 17th, 2015 | David Axe
    The Russian air force just pulled off one of the biggest and most complex heavy bomber missions in modern history—sending no fewer than 25 Backfire, Bear, and Blackjack bombers on a coordinated, long-range air raid against alleged ISIS forces in Syria. The Tuesday mission, which launched under the cover of darkness from a base in Ossetia in southern Russia, signaled a significant escalation of Moscow’s air war in Syria—and heralded the rebirth of Russian heavy bomber squadrons that once had withered from a lack of funding. Gen. Valery Gerasimov, chief of Russia’s general staff, announced the raid on Tuesday, calling...
  • Euro-Trump

    11/18/2015 7:42:53 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 7 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | NOV. 18, 2015 | Thomas B. Edsall
    The morning after the Islamic State attacks on Paris, Donald Trump approvingly retweeted the words of one of his supporters: “THE WORLD IS PLAYING EVERYTHING RIGHT FOR TRUMP! EVERY DAY HIS POINTS ARE PROVEN.” Long before the destruction and death in France last week, Trump’s presidential campaign was following the path of right-wing working class parties in Europe. Over the past decade, these parties have capitalized on animosity to immigration and the perceived threat it presents to Europe’s “autonomy, sovereignty and territorial integrity,” its “postwar economic model,” and its “Christian identity.” This movement appears to be growing in power, and...
  • Has Putin Won?

    11/18/2015 7:39:54 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 70 replies
    commentarymagazine.com ^ | Nov. 17, 2015 | Noah Rothman
    Moscow’s brazen intervention in the Syrian civil war on behalf of the beleaguered Assad regime was laughed off by Western leaders as folly. In another effort to deflect from his myriad failures in the region, Barack Obama insisted that Putin had committed Russian soldiers and heavy weapons to a “quagmire.” American political commentators suggested that Russia might have stumbled into a second Afghanistan. Support for Putin’s regime would ebb, they said, as the Russian Federation bled itself white on Syria’s battlefields. These commentators forgot that Russia would only experience a second Afghanistan so long as the West was willing to...
  • Assad: Putin the ‘only defender of Christian civilization’

    11/18/2015 7:00:55 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 11 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Wednesday, November 18, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    Assad: Putin the ‘only defender of Christian civilization’ By Kellan Howell - The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Syrian President Bashar Assad said he considers his long-time ally, Russian President Vladimir Putin as the “only defender of Christian civilization” one can trust, a comment made in an interview with a French magazine following the Paris attacks. “When I look at the present state of things in the world, I realize that Vladimir Putin is the sole defender of Christian civilization one can rely on,” Mr. Assad told French magazine Valeurs Actuelles,
  • Putin the 'Only Defender of Christianity' – Bashar Assad

    11/17/2015 11:47:04 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 33 replies
    Sputnik News, Moscow ^ | 10:26 18.11.2015
    Syrian President Bashar Assad considers Russia's Vladimir Putin as the "only defender of Christian civilization one can trust.""When I look at the present state of things in the world I realize that Vladimir Putin is the sole defender of Christian civilization one can rely on," Assad said in an interview with French magazine Valeurs Actuelles. The Syrian leader also said that he would step down only if asked to by the Syrian people and the Syrian parliament, adding that the issue of his possible resignation had not yet been raised on an international level. Syria will only share intelligence information...
  • Egypt rounds up airport workers after Russia confirms bomb brought down passenger jet

    11/17/2015 9:31:12 AM PST · by libstripper · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 17, 2015 | Fox News
    Egyptian officials reportedly detained 17 airport employees Tuesday, hours after the head of Russia's security service said that the crash of a passenger plane over the Sinai Peninsula last month that killed all 224 people on board was an act of terrorism. . . . "There's no statute of limitations for this, we need to know all of their names," Putin said. "We're going to look for them everywhere wherever they are hiding. We will find them in any place on Earth and punish them."
  • VIDEO: Turkish fans boo silence for ParisAttacks, Chant Allahu Akbar before Turkey/Greece game

    11/17/2015 12:35:24 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 35 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11-17-2015 | sdna gr
    Turkish fans boo and Chant ALLAH AKBAR during the moment of silence for the victims of the Paris Terror Attacks, before the start of the Turkey vs Greece soccer game.
  • Most Dishonest Countries Are China and Turkey

    11/17/2015 9:43:17 AM PST · by oblomov · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 16 Nov 2015 | Sophia Rosenbaum
    It’s a coin toss between China and Turkey for the title of least honest country, according to a new study. As part of a 15-nation honesty study, researchers from the University of East Anglia had the 1,500 subjects participate in a coin flip, telling them they’d get up to $5 every time it came up heads. The researchers theorized that if the percentage reporting heads was over 50 percent, participants were being dishonest, since heads statistically shows up only half the time. An estimated 70 percent of Chinese participants lied — the most dishonest of the bunch, according to the...
  • Donald Trump had it right on Vladimir Putin and ISIS; Chris Christie didn't have a clue

    11/17/2015 9:03:21 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 38 replies
    The Star Ledger ^ | November 17, 2015 at 10:28 AM | Paul Mulshine
    Donald Trump had it right on Vladimir Putin and ISIS; Chris Christie didn't have a clue By Paul Mulshine | The Star Ledger on November 17, 2015 at 7:46 AM, updated November 17, 2015 at 10:28 AM Chris Christie reacted to those terror attacks in Paris on Friday by trying to turn them to his political advantage at a campaign event in Florida on Saturday. "The world is desperate for a strong, secure, smart and tested American president," Christie said. "The hour is too late for people to be trained. We need a president who is ready to serve." We...
  • Vladimir Putin: from pariah to powerbroker in one year

    11/17/2015 8:53:31 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 29 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Tuesday 17 November 2015 07.58 EST | Simon Tisdall
    Vladimir Putin: from pariah to powerbroker in one year At the 2014 G20 summit in Brisbane, the Russian president was browbeaten by western leaders. But now they know they need him Simon Tisdall Tuesday 17 November 2015 07.58 EST What a difference a war makes. Twelve months ago, Vladimir Putin was on the menu at the G20 summit in Brisbane. Western leaders queued up hungrily for a piece of Russia’s president following his armed intervention in Ukraine and illegal annexation of Crimea. Barack Obama warned Putin he was isolated internationally; David Cameron said he did not trust the Russian leader;...
  • Reports Russia sent a bunch of cruise missiles on ISIS in Raqqa and Aleppo this morning

    11/17/2015 6:11:16 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 27 replies
    https://twitter.com/moscow_ghost ^ | 11/17/2015 | moscow_ghost
    маяковский ‏@moscow_ghost 4h4 hours ago Reports #Russia sent a bunch of cruise missiles on #ISIS in #Raqqa and #Aleppo this morning #Syria Video capture from the Syrian ground: https://twitter.com/ValkryV/status/666579039214268417
  • DEBKAfile: Syria rebels: We have killed Al Qods Chief Soleimani

    11/14/2015 8:03:51 PM PST · by Dave346 · 40 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | November 14, 2015, 11:35 PM (IDT)
    Syrian rebel sources claimed Saturday night that they had killed Iranian al Qods chief, the commander of Iranian forces in Iraq and Syria, Gen. Qassem Soleiman, in the fighting east of Aleppo. This claim is not confirmed by any other sources. The rebels say they located the Iranian general’s movements by means of intelligence and struck his car with a TOW missile, killing him and three other Iranian commanders with him, Masoud Askari, Mahmud Dahakan and Ahmed Rajai. If this is confirmed it would count as a signal Syrian rebel feat.
  • Total BS on Facebook (vanity)

    11/14/2015 4:29:09 PM PST · by matginzac · 158 replies
    11/13/2015 | Me
    Friends on Facebook and imposing the French Flag in "solidarity".
  • Putin Sends His Dirty War Forces to Syria

    09/10/2015 4:34:17 AM PDT · by bd476 · 70 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 10, 2015 | WRITTEN BY Michael Weiss and Ben Nimmo; Shane Harris
    The Kremlin isnt sending just any troops to prop up the Assad regime. Its dispatching units that spearheaded Russias slow-rolling invasion of Ukraine.Reuters confirmed Wednesday what The Daily Beast first reported last weeknot only have Russian troops been deployed to Syria but they are indeed taking part in active combat operations, although against which of the manifold enemies of the Assad regime remains unclear.U.S. government sources told the news agency that two tank landing ships, aircraft and naval infantry forces have arrived in Syria in the past 24 hours, with the largest buildup occurring in Latakia, the northwest coastal province...
  • Hillary Clinton: Im Not Comparing Putin To Hitler, Im Just Saying Hes Acting Like Hitler

    03/05/2014 7:18:39 PM PST · by lbryce · 65 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | March 5, 2014 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton referred Wednesday to Russian President Vladimir Putin as a tough guy with a thin skin. Clinton was speaking at UCLA where she added she supported the Obama administrations efforts to reach a diplomatic solution in Ukraine. Clinton reiterated comments she made at a fundraiser in California on Tuesday afternoon, where she compared Russias decision to issue passports in the Crimean region to the population transfers carried out by Nazi Germany before World War II. The claims by President Putin and other Russians that they had to go into Crimea and maybe further into Eastern...
  • [Sputnik]Syrian Army Commander:If approaching our coasts-French nuclear aircraft carrier will be dir

    11/11/2015 9:27:29 PM PST · by Fennie · 38 replies
    "If approaching our coasts, the French nuclear aircraft carrier 'Charles de Gaulle' will be directly targeted" (Syrian General) The Syrian General Mohammad Issa, one of the top commanders of the Syrian army has threatened to target France's aircraft carrier directly if he dares to approach the Syrian coast. Interviewed by the Russian agency Sputnik, the Syrian General said: "The announcement made by France to involve the nuclear aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, in military operations in Syria will force the country's army to directly target the aircraft carriers". Focusing on French air strikes in Syria, Issa said: "These strikes target...
  • Turkish President Ignores ISIS, Stokes Civil War with Kurds

    11/12/2015 11:13:57 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 15 replies
    theintercept.com ^ | Nov. 10 2015, 12:56 p.m. | Anna Lekas Miller
    Turkish President Ignores ISIS, Stokes Civil War with Kurds Anna Lekas Miller Nov. 10 2015, 12:56 p.m. SINCE TURKEY JOINED THE U.S.-LED COALITION to fight ISIS, its military actions have struck far more Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) targets than ISIS targets, leading many to suspect that the government is using ISIS as an excuse to reignite the civil war against the PKK and intimidate the Kurdish population. Critics argue, further, that Turkey’s failures to combat ISIS are calculated, given the Islamic State’s repeated attacks on Kurdish targets, such as the Suruc bombing last July and the Ankara bombing last month....
  • Sanctuary City's ER Protects Illegal Immigrant's Child on CBS' 'Code Black'

    11/12/2015 2:11:35 AM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/12/15 | Karen Townsend
    In CBS’ “Buen Arbol” episode of Code Black, a Hispanic mom in America illegally seeks medical help for her young son. Lucky for her, she’s in the sanctuary city of Los Angeles and this hospital won’t alert law enforcement.  When young Pablo is brought to the nation’s busiest emergency room, his mother thought his breathing problems were brought on by asthma. After an examination, Christa (Bonnie Somerville) suspects it is, instead, Cystic Fibrosis. As she explains the diagnosis to the mother, Christa assures her that the disease can be managed with proper care. Deducing that the mother is in America...
  • 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...
  • ISIS on the retreat on bikes and donkeys after devastating Russian bombings

    11/10/2015 2:29:25 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 36 replies
    Daily Star ^ | November 9, 2015 | Patrick Knox
    Currently about 50 Russian warplanes are carrying out round-the-clock airstrikes from its base in the war-torn country. The blitz against Islamic State is so heavy the terrorists have been forced to abandon their fortified installations and checkpoints on whatever means of transport they scrounge. Last month it was reported that the Sunni extremist group were using horses to travel around after bombs destroyed many of their armoured vehicles. Russia's Air Force chief Viktor Bondarev said: "ISIS are a very mobile gathering of rabble. "They use cars, motorbikes, bicycles and donkeys to move around and change their positions after every strike."
  • Are sanctions saving Russia?

    11/10/2015 1:56:27 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 10 replies
    jordantimes.com ^ | Oct 18,2015 | Richard A. Werner, Vladimir I. Yakunin
    Are sanctions saving Russia? Oct 18,2015 - Last updated at Oct 18,2015 The economic sanctions imposed on Russia by the West in March 2014 have undoubtedly been painful. But they have so far failed to achieve the goal of weakening Russian President Vladimir Putin’s position. In fact, they may have the opposite effect, leaving Russia — and its president — even stronger than before. European Union countries are estimated to have lost about $100 billion in trade with Russia, hitting the likes of Bavarian dairy farmers and eastern German industrial exporters. Russian GDP, which grew modestly in 2014, contracted by...