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  • As conditions shift in Syria, Kurds open to talks with Damascus

    06/22/2018 12:36:29 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | June 21, 2018 | Fehim Tastekin
    Actions by the United States, Turkey and Russia could be driving Kurds into the awkward embrace of the Syrian regime.First, Russia gave the green light in January for Turkey's Operation Olive Branch against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in Afrin, Syria. (Turkey considers the YPG a terrorist-affiliated group.) Then earlier this month, the United States and Turkey agreed on a plan for the future of Syria's Manbij, a city the YPG controlled until recently. That future doesn't include the YPG, which had helped a US-led coalition's efforts to drive the Islamic State (IS) out of Syria. Given that Syrian President Bashar...
  • Damascus Bombed – Dreaded War Has Begun – Worse Than Hell.

    05/10/2018 5:40:01 AM PDT · by davikkm · 41 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    The beautiful oasis of Damascus is no more. The bombing has begun, and it will no doubt continue. This is the destiny humanity has created in their need for dominance over one another. The beauty of God’s creation is destroyed, and hell on earth flourishes for all Earth’s creatures. Man seems to need that type of environment, as war is an age-old practice of unimaginable cruelties. Those destructive practices have gone on unabated for too long, and I believe mankind is looking at a juncture in history that will prove to spell the end of this age. Israel and Iran...
  • Calls Key in Terror Case (calls from Albany NY to Syria)

    03/23/2006 7:01:11 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 18 replies · 1,415+ views
    timesunion.com ^ | March 22, 2006 | BRENDAN LYONS,
    ALBANY -- The spiritual leader of an Albany mosque repeatedly called a phone number in Syria that an FBI report indicates had been used to gather terrorist intelligence for Osama bin Laden, according to classified documents unsealed late Tuesday in U.S. District Court. The FBI report, which was based on information from a confidential informant, was among several once-secret documents that federal authorities say raise questions about Yassin Aref's connections to terrorist organizations across the Middle East. Aref, 35, a Kurdish refugee who moved to Albany with his family in 1999, is in jail without bond while awaiting trial on...
  • Syria Says Fowns Two Israeli Missiles Near Capital

    05/08/2018 6:03:27 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 05/08/18
    Damascus (AFP) - The Syrian army on Tuesday night intercepted two Israeli missiles fired towards a district near Damascus, Syria's official SANA news agency said, but a monitor said nine pro-government fighters died in the strike. According to SANA, "anti-aircraft defenses intercepted two Israeli missiles launched against (the district of) Kissweh and destroyed them". The agency had earlier reported "explosions" in the southern suburb, while state television broadcast images of fires in the area targeted by the strikes. Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told AFP that the missiles had targeted a weapons depot...
  • Syrian military pummels IS-held districts in Damascus

    04/22/2018 10:00:56 AM PDT · by McGruff · 6 replies
    AP ^ | 4/22/2018 | ZEINA KARAM
    Syrian government forces used warplanes, helicopters and artillery on Sunday to pound districts of the capital held by the Islamic State group, in a bid to enforce an evacuation deal reached with the militants earlier in the week. Two Palestinian refugees, a father and a son, were killed during the fighting at the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, according to the United Nation’s Palestinian refugee agency, which added that thousands of homes have been destroyed in four days of fighting. Hundreds of IS militants hold parts of the Yarmouk camp and nearby area of Hajar al-Aswad in southern Damascus. They...
  • Blasts Reported in Syria Minutes after Trump Announces Attack on 'Monster' Assad

    04/13/2018 7:34:05 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 124 replies
    Pj Media ^ | 4/13/2018 | Polya Bolyard
    Blasts were reported in Damascus, Syria, just minutes after President Trump announced that he would be launching an attack in retaliation for last week's chemical attack by Bashar al-Assad on his own citizens. Unverified videos appear to show the attack as it happened, with Tomahawk missiles lighting up the sky over the Syrian capital. President Trump said in a speech from the White House that he "ordered the United States Armed Forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. A combined operation with the armed forces of France and the...
  • Q Anon: (4/12/18) FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    04/12/2018 6:51:12 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2,018 replies
    qntmpkts.keybase.pub ^ | 4/12/2018 | FReepers, vanity
    <p>This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner.</p>
  • Paul at Antioch of Syria - Paul's 1st Missionary Journey

    04/08/2018 8:11:21 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose
    The Word of God grew and multiplied under much persecution. Many of the disciples were driven from Jerusalem and the city of Antioch in Syria was gaining importance in the early church. When this was reported at Jerusalem, Barnabas was sent to Antioch for a special mission. He sought Saul (later called Paul) in the city of Tarsus and Saul returned with Barnabas to Antioch. Many great things were happening at Antioch and in this city the disciples of Jesus were first called "Christians". Around 48 AD, in the springtime, Paul and his companions Barnabas and Mark were called on...
  • The Army's 'Military Review' Just Declared that America Was Defeated in Syria

    04/01/2018 8:27:08 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 23 replies
    The National Interest ^ | April 1, 2018 | Stuff
    Could this be true? The Army's 'Military Review' Just Declared that America Was Defeated in Syria I was interested to see in an article in the new issue of “Military Review,” a publication of the U.S. Army, conclude that, “Russia appears to have won at least a partial victory in Syria, and done so with impressive efficiency, flexibility, and coordination between military and political action.” Looking at Putin, the article states that “the Russian campaign might be judged a qualified success from the standpoint of the Kremlin’s own objective.” As for the United States, Saudi Arabia and Jordan, the authors...
  • Amid media blackout, ISIS recovers and continues its attacks on the road of Tehran – Beirut

    04/01/2018 5:13:33 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    20 days of attacks leave about 200 dead of the regime forces (Syrian SAA) and their allies (Quds & Iranian Militias) in the capital Damascus and Deir Ezzor Deir Ezzor Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the “Islamic State” organization continues its military operations west of Euphrates, targeting the regime forces and their allies, on the strategic road of Tehran – Beirut, amid a media blackout about these attacks which were started after the recovery of the “Islamic State” organization successively starting from the capital Damascus on the 13th of March 2018 until Deir Ezzor, until today the 1st...
  • Russia says U.S. plans to strike Damascus, pledges military response

    03/15/2018 5:43:06 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/13/18 | Reuters Staff
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Tuesday it had information that the United States planned to bomb the government quarter in Damascus on an invented pretext, and said it would respond militarily if it felt Russian lives were threatened by such an attack. Valery Gerasimov, head of Russia’s General Staff, said Moscow had information that rebels in the enclave of eastern Ghouta were planning to fake a chemical weapons attack against civilians and blame it on the Syrian army. He said the United States intended to use the fake attack as a pretext to bomb the government quarter in nearby...
  • BRITAIN MAY JOIN U.S. STRIKES AGAINST SYRIA IF CHEMICAL WEAPON USE PROVEN

    02/27/2018 4:08:37 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 19 replies
    jp ^ | 2/27/18 | Reuters
    Britain would consider joining US military strikes against the Syrian government if there is evidence chemical weapons are being used against civilians, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Tuesday. Johnson said he hoped Britain and other Western nations would not stand by in the event of a chemical attack, voicing support for limited strikes if there is "incontrovertible evidence" of the Syrian's government involvement. "If we know that it has happened, and we can demonstrate it, and if there is a proposal for action where the UK could be useful then I think we should seriously consider it," Johnson told...
  • France and Germany ask Putin to stop Syria attacks (on Efrin)

    02/23/2018 11:30:25 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 23, 2018 / 2:07 PM | Gabriela Baczynska
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday asked Russian President Putin to support a U.N. Security Council resolution calling for an immediate, month-long ceasefire in Syria. The two European Union leaders appealed to Putin -- whose military intervention in Syria gave President Bashar al-Assad the upper hand in the seven-year-old conflict -- to stop bombardments of the rebel-held pocket of eastern Ghouta. Warplanes from Assad’s government forces and their allies pounded the densely populated enclave east of the capital Damascus for a sixth straight day on Friday. “France and Germany call for an...
  • (Flashback) Syria's Bashar Assad: First We'll Deal with the Rebels, Then Israel

    02/06/2018 12:40:11 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 10 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | Aug 2015 | Judah Ari Gross
    “The real tools Israel uses today, more important than the most recent strikes, are the terrorists in Syria,” Assad told the Al-Manar TV station, run by his Lebanese ally group Hezbollah. “What they are doing is far more dangerous than what Israel has done recently. “This is the core issue,” he continued. “If we want to fight Israel, we must first deal with its emissaries in Syria.” Israel said the Iranian Revolutionary Guards planned the Thursday attack, and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad carried it out. According to a senior Israeli security official, it was Saeed Izadi, the head of the...
  • Gog is Currently Invading Syria...Turkey in prophecy pt 10

    01/22/2018 7:41:32 AM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 15 replies
    01-22-18 | Bill Randles
    And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling...
  • After UN S vote, Russia offers to replace US as 'honest' Mideast mediator

    12/18/2017 4:58:19 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 15 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Dec 18, 2017
    Russia on Monday said it was ready to become “an honest mediator” between the Israelis and Palestinians, a role the United States has played for years, after a vote at the UN Security Council... Washington vetoed a resolution supported by the 14 other Council members that would have required President Donald Trump to rescind his declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Russia’s deputy UN ambassador Vladimir Safronkov said it was becoming more important to move “as quickly as possible towards direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.” He reiterated Russia’s proposal to hold a summit between the Palestinian and Israeli leaders. “We...
  • The Jews driven out of homes in Arab lands

    11/28/2017 5:33:36 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jewish Chronicle ^ | 11-26-17 | Tom Gross
    The removal of the Jews from the Arab world has been all but ignored, says Tom Gross It is not surprising, given the sheer scale of the Holocaust and its sadism, that it has dominated contemporary discourse among Jews and others. But, while the extermination of European Jews has rightfully (though belatedly) generated a great deal of study and research, the removal of the Jews from the Arab world has been all but ignored. This ignorance extends to policy-makers at the highest level. Some journalists and politicians I have spoken to have expressed surprise when I even mentioned that Jews...
  • Northern Syria answers Damascus: We are ready for negotiations (After ISIS, real deal?)

    09/27/2017 5:40:44 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    ANF News ^ | Wednesday, 27 Sep 2017, 12:00 | news desk
    Democratic Northern Syria Federation has issued a written statement on the remarks of Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Mouallem who stated that “Syrian Government is open to negotiations with the Kurds over their demands for an autonomy in northern Syria.” The statement by Democratic Northern Syria Federation recalled that Geneva talks have all failed despite the Syrian civil war leaving 6 years behind, during which blood of millions of Syrians was shed and millions of others were displaced. Remarking that the Northern Syria forces have possessed a project for a solution since the eruption of Syrian crisis, the statement said this...
  • Israel strikes Iran-supplied arms depot near Damascus airport: sources

    04/27/2017 1:58:56 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 27 Apr 17 | Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Angus McDowall
    Israel struck an arms supply hub operated by the Lebanese group Hezbollah near Damascus airport on Thursday, Syrian rebel and regional sources said, targeting weapons regularly sent from Iran via commercial and military cargo planes. Video carried on Lebanese TV and shared on social media sites showed the pre-dawn airstrikes caused a fire around the airport east of Damascus, suggesting fuel sources or weapons containing explosives were hit. Israel does not usually comment on any action it takes in Syria or the wider region. But Intelligence Minister Israel Katz, speaking to Army Radio from the United States, appeared to confirm...
  • Syria conflict: 'Huge explosion' rocks Damascus airport

    04/26/2017 11:09:50 PM PDT · by Spiridon · 57 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/27/2017 | BBC
    A large explosion has hit an area near Damascus International Airport, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says. "The blast was huge and could be heard in Damascus," said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the UK based monitoring group. The airport lies about 25km (15 miles) south-east of Syria's capital. The blast was reportedly followed by a large fire. There is no word on casualties. The cause is unclear......