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  • Freezing Syrians seek shelter in olive groves as Assad bombings intensify in last rebel bastion

    12/28/2019 8:21:03 AM PST · by BeauBo · 27 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | December 28th, 2019 | Josie Ensor, Hussein Akoush
    235,000 people who have fled air strikes and shelling elsewhere in Idlib province in recent weeks. The exodus was triggered by ramped-up Syrian and Russian attacks on some of the most densely populated areas of the country’s last-remaining rebel bastion... Earlier this month, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president, told the EU to prepare for a “new wave” of Syrian refugees, saying his country “will not carry the migration burden alone.” Civilians in Idlib say they feel abandoned by Turkey, which has been the opposition’s main backer during the uprising against the government. Turkey has been strengthening its alliance with Russia,...
  • US strikes jihadists in (NW) Syria, monitor says 40 killed

    08/31/2019 9:43:58 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 14 replies
    AFP ^ | August 31, 2019 | AFP
    US forces attacked jihadist leaders in northwestern (Idlib Province) Syria on Saturday, the Pentagon said, in what a battlefield monitor called a missile strike that left at least 40 dead... The US Central Command said in a statement that the attack targeted leaders of Al-Qaeda in Syria (AQ-S) "responsible for attacks threatening US citizens, our partners and innocent civilians"... The Idlib region is supposed to be protected from a massive government offensive by a Turkish-Russian deal struck in September 2018 that was never fully implemented as jihadists refused to withdraw from a planned demilitarised cordon. Turkey backs rebels in northwestern...
  • Syrian offensive puts Turkish troops and border plans in peril

    08/22/2019 10:29:40 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 18 replies
    WTVB Michigan (Reuters) ^ | August 22, 2019 | Dominic Evans
    Syrian army advances in northwest Syria are putting Turkish troops in the firing line and threaten Ankara's hopes of preventing a new wave of refugees on its southern border. The offensive around Idlib, the last major rebel stronghold in Syria, has already forced tens of thousands of civilians to flee towards Turkey. It has also cut off a Turkish military post deep inside Syria as the deal to limit fighting in the region, which the Turkish troops were supposed to be monitoring, collapses. The breakdown of that deal would be a significant blow to President Tayyip Erdogan, who has steered...
  • Tahrir Al Sham (al Queda) seizes wider slices of Syria’s north

    01/08/2019 12:36:35 AM PST · by BeauBo · 19 replies
    The National ^ | January 7, 2019 | Hashem Osseiran
    The group are wiping out rivals and taking areas of strategic interest to Turkey and Bashar Al Assad's government. Al Qaeda-linked militants in Syria are strengthening their grip on territory in western Aleppo’s rebel-held countryside, nearly 18 months after taking most of the neighbouring province of Idlib. A sudden campaign by Hayat Tahrir Al Sham last week caught Turkey and allied rebels by surprise (when they moved their forces to attack the Kurds near Manbij)... “Tahrir Al Sham chose the right moment to attack.”
  • Obama administration approved $200G grant to group with Al Qaeda ties

    07/27/2018 10:23:31 PM PDT · by Innovative · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 27, 2018 | Alrx Pappas
    The Obama administration approved a $200,000 grant to a group in Sudan with ties to Al Qaeda even though it had been designated a terrorist-financing organization by the U.S. years earlier, a conservative think tank revealed this week. Further, an agency official acknowledged the prior administration allowed taxpayer money to flow to the group even after its designation was discovered. The 2014 grant to the Islamic Relief Agency, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, was revealed by Sam Westrop of the Middle East Forum in a story for the National Review. “More stunningly, government officials specifically authorized the release...
  • US Antifa and other Leftist groups met in Germany with al-Qaeda and ISIS to plot Trump’s destruction

    10/30/2017 12:06:23 AM PDT · by Lera · 13 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | October 29, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    These hard-Leftist groups, although they claim to be against fascism, are fascist to the core, wanting to shut down, violently if necessary, anyone who disagrees with them. They claim to be against hate, but are more hateful than anyone, and so they see natural allies in al-Qaeda and the Islamic State. Both hate the West, both hate the U.S., both hate the Judeo-Christian tradition, so they see each other as kindred spirits. *snip* A secret FBI investigation of the violent ‘resistance’ movement on college campuses against President Trump has led to an alarming discovery—the collusion between American anarchists and foreign...
  • Al Qaeda on Rise in Syria

    09/17/2017 9:17:26 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 17 replies
    NRT ^ | 16 Sep 2017 | Manish Rai
    While the United States and NATO remains focused on defeating Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, al Qaeda in Syria is accumulating strength and territory at an alarming pace and may eventually pose the most daunting counterterrorism challenge that the U.S and west has ever faced. Al-Qaeda has reportedly benefited from the U.S.-led coalition’s single-minded focus against ISIS and exploited the opposition against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to grow stronger.
  • LaRouchePAC Videos : How Americans Are Being Lied To (Virginia State Senator Richard Black Debunks

    10/03/2016 3:29:28 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 17 replies
    LaRouchePAC Videos You Tube via Southfront ^ | Published on September 29, 2016 | LaRouchePAC Videos You Tube via Southfront
    How Americans Are Being Lied To: Virginia State Senator Richard Black Debunks MSM Lie about Battle for Aleppo (Republican former USMC) Republican Senator Black (ex-USMC officer) bravely provides complete disclosure that Obama is conducting an unlawful war and intentionally continues to support Al-Queda and related ISIS rebel terrorists that threaten the middle east, Europe and the US. Video Interview: Virginia State Senator Richard Black speaks about the reality on the ground in Syria’s Aleppo and debunks the lies in the main stream media.
  • Terrorists slaughter at least 118 in Paris music hall, 40 others in separate attacks

    11/13/2015 6:16:40 PM PST · by lbryce · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 13, 2015 | Staff
    Terrorists wielding AK-47s and hurling explosives executed at least 118 people inside a Paris concert hall late Friday night, in a massacre that followed coordinated attacks that killed at least 40 more people, rocking the French capital -- prompting President Francois Hollande to close the entire nation's borders and order a state of emergency. The carnage inside the music venue ended around midnight local time when French police stormed inside, killing three Kalashnikov-toting gunmen who witnesses said wore flak jackets as they slaughtered horrified spectators. The victims had gathered to see the American rock band Eagles of Death Metal, and...
  • Egypt turns to Russia to combat terrorism

    08/26/2015 8:01:16 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 71 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 26,2015 | AP
    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Wednesday called for a coalition to combat terrorism in the Middle East. Opening a meeting with Putin in Moscow, el-Sissi said "the Egyptian people" are hoping for broader ties with Russia in all areas, particularly in fighting terrorism in the Middle East. El-Sissi's Russian visit, his second in the past three months, highlights Moscow's attempts to expand its influence in Egypt at a time when Egyptian-U.S. relations have soured in the aftermath of the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
  • US evacuates staff as Yemen on edge of civil war

    03/22/2015 5:08:23 AM PDT · by EBH · 55 replies
    AFP ^ | 3/22/2015 | Fawaz al-Haidari
    Aden (AFP) - The United States said it had evacuated all its staff from Yemen, whose embattled president has appealed for "urgent intervention" by the UN Security Council as attacks by Iran-backed rebels bring his country nearer to civil war. Due to the deteriorating security situation in Yemen, the US government has temporarily relocated its remaining personnel out of Yemen," State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said in a statement. The evacuation comes after several suicide bombings claimed by the Islamic State group killed 142 people in Sanaa on Friday, with the jihadists seeking to exploit the chaos gripping the country....
  • The cost of leaving Islamic State: Death or jail

    02/03/2015 10:01:29 AM PST · by fredhead · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 3, 2015 | LORI HINNANT
    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The man stands furtively on a street corner near the broad avenue cutting through Tunis, his face masked by a hoodie, his tense eyes scanning the workday crowd for any hint of Islamic State militants. He was one of them before he left Syria, only a year ago, and he is afraid. Now he chain-smokes as he describes the indiscriminate killing, the abuse of female recruits, the discomfort of a life where walls were optional and meals were little more than bread and cheese or oil. “It was totally different from what they said jihad would...
  • Exposed: Obama Helped Decade-Old Plan to Create IS

    11/08/2014 7:59:26 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 11/07/2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Although the birth of the Islamic State and the herald of the caliphate are often regarded as some of 2014’s “big shockers,” they were foretold in striking detail and with an accurate timeline by an al-Qaeda insider nearly one decade ago. On August 12, 2005, Spiegel Online International published an article titled “The Future of Terrorism: What al-Qaeda Really Wants.” Written by Yassin Musharbash, the article was essentially a review of a book written by Fouad Hussein, a Jordanian journalist with close access to al-Qaeda and its affiliates, including the late Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who pioneered the videotaping of beheadings...
  • Hamas Violates 72-Hour Cease Fire Agreement With Suicide Bombing

    08/01/2014 5:33:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 8/1/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    After agreeing to a 72-hour ceasefire less than 24 hours ago, Hamas has once again broken another temporary truce agreed to by both sides. It is believed Hamas has kidnapped an Israeli soldier and the fighting is continuing. More from Fox News:
  • The tragedy of Obama's foreign policy

    06/01/2014 3:05:45 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-30-14 | K. T. McFarland
    For six years the world has scratched its head about President Obama’s foreign policy doctrine. Is it “leading from behind,” as he himself has said on occasion, stepping back in hopes that an international coalition will take charge? Is it using American military or economic power to topple dictators? Is it killing enemies with drone strikes and spying on allies with advanced technology? Is it using words instead of weapons? With much fanfare, the president set out to set things straight on Wednesday by articulating a comprehensive Obama Doctrine in a major foreign policy address at West Point’s commencement ceremonies....
  • Why Did I Find Evidence of Al-Qaeda in Benghazi, When New York Times Did Not?

    01/04/2014 8:55:40 AM PST · by concretebob · 32 replies
    Susan Katz Keating ^ | 3 January 2014 | Susan Katz Keating
    I'm still trying to figure out how the New York Times missed evidence that Al Qaeda was present in Benghazi in 2012. I found clear signs less than an hour after I started working the story for the American Media Institute. The New York Times employs a vast research department. The AMI does not. I investigated the story using only basic gumshoe methods. How come I found evidence, and the New York Times did not? I'll be talking about this tomorrow on Clear Channel radio in California. You can listen in to 960 KNEW at 3 p.m. Pacific time.
  • King Defends Israel in Extraordinary House Debate (Michael Scheuer)

    10/11/2013 11:20:33 AM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 32 replies
    Hamodia Torah Jewry ^ | Oct 10, 2013 | Yochonon Donn
    WASHINGTON - Taking on one of the United States’ most prominent Israel critics Wednesday, Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican who is mulling a presidential run, defended the special relationship with Israel as essential for U.S. security. The sparring came when, at a Homeland Security Committee hearing on the threat posed by Somali al-Qaida affiliate Al Shabaab, former CIA al-Qaida analyst Michael Scheuer said that al-Qaida would leave the U.S. alone if they were to abandon their alliance with Israel. “If it was up to me I’d dump the Israelis tomorrow,” Scheuer said. “All I worry about is the...
  • 59 killed in Kenya mall attack, 49 missing

    09/22/2013 6:39:49 AM PDT · by Newtoidaho · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 22, 2013 | JASON STRAZIUSO
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Kenyan military remained in a tense standoff with Islamic extremists Sunday, as the toll rose to 59 dead, including children, and 175 wounded in the attack at an upscale mall, a Kenyan minister said. Multiple barrages of gunfire erupted Sunday morning from inside the building where hostages are being held by militants. The radicals attacked the mall Saturday and remained inside throughout the night. Kenya's Red Cross said in a statement citing police that 49 people had been reported missing. Officials did not make an explicit link but that number could form the basis of...
  • The Tail of the Dog That Wouldn't Wag

    09/03/2013 8:13:55 AM PDT · by Noremac · 43 replies
    Blasted ^ | September 3, 2013 | Richard Cameron
    It's been an interesting week, to say the least. Obama, fresh from his personal takedown of Osama Bin Laden, (busssshtttttt – excuse me, little sneeze there) - felt like he needed to get back in the Saddle and take Bashir al-Assad down a couple of pegs. Epic military exploits on the battlefield, make a Commander-in-chief hungry for more. He ordered a contingent of warships over to the Eastern Mediterranean including the USS Mahan and the USS Ramage, to stand by for orders to launch cruise missiles - which with some luck might miss the Presidential palace, but kill some civilians...
  • Syria; This Senator "gets it"...

    Syria; This Senator ‘gets’ it… Posted on August 30, 2013 by billrandles I am distributing this article far and wide to let people know why I had to do an unprecedented (for me) thing, I tried to talk a young man out of going into the US Military. As a patriotic American, I have always rightly regarded the military of the United States as a force for good. But this Commander in Chief has put our troops to the service of Al Queda, and I wouldn’t want to either shed one drop of blood for them, nor would I want...