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  • First Western journalist who spent 10 days among ISIS terrorists reveals ..

    11/21/2015 10:49:33 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 17 replies
    The first Western journalist to be allowed access into ISIL territory spent 10 days among the terrorists a year ago. Jurgen Todenhofer visited Raqqa, which serves as the capital of Islamic State's self-declared сaliphate. He also travelled to territories controlled by the terrorist group in Iraq.....He said from whom they get weapons and money..."Weapons flow from FSA and money from Gulf States"...The conclusion of this farce is ....FSA is the name ISIS uses to get free US weapons and other supplies...the myth of "moderate" rebels has fallen... Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=267_1448115126#bmmVTK62QsKoyPJ3.99
  • Syria war: Russia 'is ready to assist FSA rebels'

    10/25/2015 7:28:06 PM PDT · by tlozo · 9 replies
    Russia says it is ready to help US-backed rebels in Syria in their battle against militant organisations like the Islamic State group. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the Russian air force could support the Free Syrian Army provided the US shares information about rebel positions. The FSA has so far been among the rebel groups targeted by Russian strikes which have drawn Western criticism. Russia is a key ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. It has been bombing targets in Syria since last month and says it is primarily hitting IS positions. But Western powers say most of the air...
  • Syria war: Russia 'is ready to assist FSA rebels'

    10/24/2015 8:06:03 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | October 24, 2015 | N/A
    Russia says it is ready to help US-backed rebels in Syria in their battle against militant organisations like the Islamic State group. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the Russian air force could support the Free Syrian Army provided the US shares information about rebel positions. The FSA has so far been among the rebel groups targeted by Russian strikes which have drawn Western criticism.
  • Russia says wants Syria elections, ready to help Free Syrian Army

    10/24/2015 7:51:06 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 5 replies
    Reuters via WBHL ^ | October 24, 2015 | Andrew Osborn and Maria Kiselyova
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the Kremlin wanted Syria to prepare for parliamentary and presidential elections, as Moscow intensified its drive to convert its increased clout with Damascus into a political settlement. In comments which mark a shift in Russia's position, he also said that Russia's airforce, which has been bombing Islamist militants in Syria since Sept. 30, would be ready to help Western-backed Free Syrian Army rebels, if it knew where they were. The Kremlin, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's strongest foreign ally, has spoken broadly about the need for elections in Syria before. But Lavrov's...
  • [Vanity] The so-called Free Syrian Army is Al-Nusra, the Syrian Branch of Al Qaeda

    10/17/2015 9:31:25 AM PDT · by pinochet · 9 replies
    The American media has been providing evidence since 2013, that the so-called Free Syrian Army and The Al-Nusra Front, are one and the same organization. Here is a Washington Times article from 2013: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/sep/30/al-nusra-front-free-syrian-army-seize-border-cross/ Al-Nusra Front, as the Washington Times makes clear, is the Syrian branch of Al Qaeda Have Al Qaeda now become the "moderates"? The so-called Syrian moderates belong to a movement that has killed more Americans than ISIS (Remember 911?) ISIS used to be the Iraqi branch of Al Qaeda, before they re-organized themselves into a new movement - ISIL/ISIS Both the Al-Nusra Front and ISIS want...
  • The Myth About "Moderate Rebels" and existence of "Free Syrian Army" in Syria

    Washington has been continuing to develop measures against the Russian strategy in Syria. First of all, the US has to demonstrate the existence of the so-called “moderate rebels”. For that reason the topic of the “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) became popular in the US and European media. But what is the FSA? FSA units were created about half a year after the start of the Syrian war.Turkey supported this idea. However, it always was a PR myth and never was a real power in the battlefield. The first FSA activity was noted in 2011 when its leader, a former colonel...
  • U.S. Military Drops Munitions to Syrian Rebels: Officials

    10/13/2015 7:32:45 AM PDT · by gtx960 · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | Oct. 13, 2015 | Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube
    <p>The U.S. military airdropped 50 tons of ammunition to Syrian rebels fighting ISIS on Sunday — the latest maneuver in the United States' attempt to help turn the tide of a chaotic civil war.</p> <p>The airdrop, consisting of AK-47 rounds, hand grenades, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds, targeted rebels in ISIS-held territory in northern Syria, senior defense and military officials told NBC News.</p>
  • Vladimir Putin: U.S. Should Have Given $500 Million to Russia, Not Armed Syrian Rebels

    10/13/2015 11:31:04 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Oct 2015 | Mary Chastain
    On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin remarked that, instead of funding Syrian rebels, the U.S. should have just given the money to Russia. The U.S. halted its training program after many rebels defected and U.S. weapons landed in the hands of al-Qaeda. “It would have been better to give us $500 million,” quipped Putin. “At least we would have used it more effectively from the point of view of fighting international terrorism.”Al-Qaeda kidnapped or killed multiple “New Syrian Force” fighters, which left American weapons in their hands. The Pentagon also provided vehicles and ammunition to Nusra Front, a radical Islamic group linked to al-Qaeda,...
  • Where did ISIS get all those Toyotas? US Treasury investigates.

    10/14/2015 6:59:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 67 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 10/07/15 | Annika Fredrikson
    While Toyota’s own figures show a tripling of sales of the Hilux in Iraq during 2013, US authorities are also investigating other sources from which the cars could have originated, as part of a broader effort to “prevent Western-made goods from ending up in the hands of the terror group.” But the US has, in fact, knowingly exported Toyotas that could now potentially be in the terrorist group’s fleet. In April 2014, a report published by Public Radio International announced that US State Department aid sent to Syrian rebels included 43 Toyota trucks. At the time, the Hiluxes were meant...
  • Syria Kurds, Arabs form joint military force

    10/12/2015 1:16:57 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 10 replies
    AFP ^ | 12 Oct 15 | Unknown
    Syria's leading Kurdish militia and several Arab rebel groups that have fought alongside it have formalised their alliance in a new group called the Syrian Democratic Forces. The formation of the alliance comes after Washington said it was abandoning a plan to train and equip rebels to fight the Islamic State group and could provide the US with a new partner in the battle against the jihadist group. The alliance was announced in a statement published online by a spokesman for the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG). "The sensitive stage through which our country Syria is passing and the rapid...
  • Syrian Kurds, Arab Rebels and Assyrians Form New Alliance

    10/12/2015 12:41:43 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 7 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 12 Oct 15 | Jack Moore
    A U.S.-backed Syrian-Kurdish militia, a number of Arab rebel groups and an Assyrian Christian group in Syria have formed a coalition to build a democratic representation for a number of moderate parties within Syria, according to a statement seen by Reuters on Monday. The new alliance, which is calling itself the Democratic Forces of Syria, includes the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) that beat back the Islamic State (ISIS) with the support of U.S. airstrikes in the Syrian-Kurdish border town of Kobani earlier this year. The YPG continues to battle the radical Islamist group in areas of northeastern Syria and...
  • U.S. delivers 50 tons of ammunition to Syria rebel groups

    10/12/2015 8:15:06 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 107 replies
    CNN ^ | October 12, 2015 | Barbara Starr, CNN Pentagon Correspondent
    CNN)U.S. military cargo planes gave 50 tons of ammunition to rebel groups overnight in northern Syria, using an air drop of 112 pallets as the first step in the Obama Administration's urgent effort to find new ways to support those groups. Details of the air mission over Syria were confirmed by a U.S. official not authorized to speak publicly because the details have not yet been formally announced. C-17s, accompanied by fighter escort aircraft, dropped small arms ammunition and other items like hand grenades in Hasakah province in northern Syria to a coalition of rebels groups vetted by the US,...
  • Syria Rebels Plan Suicide Attacks on Russians

    10/12/2015 6:28:58 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 25 replies
    thedailybeast.com ^ | 10.12.151:03 AM ET | Austin Bodetti, David Axe
    Hitting Back 10.12.151:03 AM ET Written by Austin Bodetti, David Axe Syria Rebels Plan Suicide Attacks on Russians The Homs Liberation Movement, a Free Syrian Army faction close to al Qaeda, plans to infiltrate the Syrian military to find where the Russians are—and blow them up. After more than a week of Russian aerial attacks, Syrian rebels plan to hit back with double agents and suicide bombers. “First, we will endure the violent aerial bombardment, then move to weaken Russia by all means available, such as recruiting agents in the ranks of the regime to provide us with the movements...
  • Obama: ‘I’ve Been Skeptical From the Get-Go’ About Training the Syrian Opposition

    10/12/2015 8:29:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 12, 2015 | 8:04 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    President Obama now says he never believed in the $500-million program to train and equip the moderate Syrian opposition. The administration last week halted the failed program, which ended up “training” fewer than 100 Syrians, all but four or five of whom deserted or died after the Americans tried to turn them into anti-ISIS fighters. “Steve, this is why I’ve been skeptical from the get-go about the notion that we were going to effectively create this proxy army inside Syria,” Obama told CBS’ Steve Kroft during an interview for “60 Minutes.” …
  • Russia asks Kerry to introduce them to the Free Syrian Army.

    10/10/2015 8:11:26 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 41 replies
    IBTimes ^ | Jess McHugh
    Lavrov said he did not know much about the Free Syrian Army and had asked U.S. leadership for more information. "In any case, I asked [U.S. Secretary of State] John Kerry to have [the United States] give us some sort of information of where the Free Syrian Army is and who's running it," he said, according to Sputnik News.
  • Saudi Arabia replenished Syrian rebels with one effective weapon against the Assad regime

    10/11/2015 1:28:31 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 57 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/09/15 | Jeremy Bender
    A Saudi Arabian official has reportedly disclosed that the Sunni kingdom sent Syrian rebels a new batch of one of the most effective weapons for battling against the Assad regime this week. BBC correspondent Frank Gardner tweeted that a Saudi official confirmed the delivery of 500 TOW antitank missiles to the Free Syrian Army (FSA). The FSA is currently being squeezed from all directions by the Syrian military, Russian airstrikes, and competition from jihadist fighters, including ISIS. The delivery of the TOW missiles — which have also been provided by the CIA — will increase the capabilities of the FSA...
  • Obama claims Putin's war in Syria is sign of weakness - as US abandons training rebels..

    10/09/2015 8:25:16 AM PDT · by maggief · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 9, 2015 | J. TAYLOR RUSHING
    President tells CBS's Steve Kroft in interview previewed on-air Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin's moves into Syria are out of weakness, not strength US has abandoned $500 million to train and arm rebels fighting to remove Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad from power (snip) 'He's moved troops into Syria, for one. He's got people on the ground,' Kroft said. 'Two, the Russians are conducting military operations in the Middle East for the first time since World War II... Bombing the people we are supporting.' 'He's challenging your leadership, Mr. President. He's challenging your leadership.' Obama replied, 'So that's leading, Steve?'...
  • Islamic State claims gains in Aleppo province during chaotic fight

    10/09/2015 10:52:02 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | October 9, 2015 | By Thomas Joscelyn
    The Islamic State has issued a statement claiming that its fighters have seized key several towns north of the city of Aleppo. In addition, the group’s propaganda arm has released a series of photos documenting its newly-gained territory. Abu Bakr al Baghdadi’s organization made few gains in the Aleppo province over the preceding months, as a complex multi-sided fight had prevented the “caliphate” from claiming any definitive victories. But Russia’s intervention has changed the balance of power, even if only temporarily. It remains to be seen if the Islamic State’s surge in the province results in long-lasting territorial gains. However,...
  • Syria Rebels Repel Ground Assault, Call for US Help

    10/08/2015 11:59:45 AM PDT · by Chad_the_Impaler · 21 replies
    Voice of America ^ | October 8, 2015 | Jamie Dettmer
    Rebels with the Free Syrian Army (FSA) on Wednesday repelled an offensive by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in central Syria, destroying 10 government tanks despite repeated fire from a Russian air assault, their leaders claim.
  • Russia Accused Of Bombing U.S. Armed Rebels

    10/01/2015 7:32:36 AM PDT · by Strategy · 79 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 1, 2015
    MOSCOW -- Russian jets carried out a second day of strikes in Syria Thursday, as a senior U.S. politician and activists claimed the targets included rebels backed by the United States. "I can absolutely confirm to you that they were strikes against our Free Syrian Army recruits that have been armed and trained by the CIA, because we have communications with people there," Republican Sen. John McCain, who is head of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in an interview with CNN, according to the Reuters news agency.
  • ObamaCare 'Cadillac Tax' Will Cost Workers Their Flexible Spending Accounts

    09/02/2015 4:12:48 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 09/01/2015 | Staff
    Health Reform: Workers across the country will soon learn just how big President Obama's "keep your plan" lie was when ObamaCare costs them their beloved Flexible Spending Accounts.
  • Between Assad And ISIS, Syrian Christians Have Much To Fear

    07/03/2015 8:40:38 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 15 replies
    World Crunch ^ | July 2, 2015 | Rana Rizq
    Fighting between the government of Bashar al-Assad and various opposition forces continues to intensify in Daraa province, in southern Syria. For religious minorities, the rising conflict means living in fear of persecution. By either side. “In my village, Namir, there is no difference between Christians and Muslims,” Nour, 28, who studied English literature and fled with her parents during a regime assault, told Syria Deeply. “We all had to leave.” Since the emergence of hard-line armed groups such as the Islamic State and the Nusra Front (Jabhat al-Nusra), several minority groups – among them Christians, Alawites, Shiites, Druze and others...
  • Isis imposes fuel blockade on rebel-held northern Syria

    06/20/2015 5:11:53 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 2 replies
    Financial Times ^ | June 18, 2015 | Erika Solomon
    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is blocking oil sales to northern Syria, activists say, unleashing an economic weapon that could cause food shortages and hospital shutdowns, and may undermine the rebels’ fight against the jihadi force. The blockade also shows how heavily dependent even the group’s enemies are on the crude it produces, and how much influence that allows the jihadis to wield.
  • Highest Ranking Iranian General Dies in Syria

    06/13/2015 3:38:55 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/6/15 | Ari Yashar
    Yet another senior Iranian general has been killed fighting in Syria to prop up President Bashar al-Assad's regime, Iranian news agencies revealed late on Friday. Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Maj. Gen. Hadi Kajbaf was killed in April around 60 miles south of Damascus, near the rebel-hold town Busr al-Harir, according to the IRGC-affiliated Tasnim as cited by Reuters. His body was shipped back to Iran last Friday. Another three Iranian soldiers were killed alongside the general, including a mid-ranking Shi'ite cleric, reported the state-run Fars News Agency. Kajbaf's rank was the highest in Iran's military, meaning he was among...
  • Hezbollah recruits non-Shiites for ISIS fight

    06/11/2015 7:22:47 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 4 replies
    Al Arabiya News ^ | Thursday, 13 November 2014
    Hezbollah, a radical Islamist movement, is recruiting Druze, Christian and Sunni men to fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Lebanese daily news website the Daily Star reported Wednesday. The recruitment process, which is taking place in east Lebanon, is reportedly still ongoing. The new recruits are offered weapons and trainings to “to counter the threat of ISIS and its affiliates.” Lebanon is engaged in a battle against jihadists from ISIS and the Nusra Front along its northern and northeastern border with Syria
  • Moderate rebels take key southern base in Syria, dealing blow to Assad

    06/10/2015 11:56:08 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 9, 2015 | Hugh Naylor (Sam Alrefaie contributed to this report)
    A coalition of moderate rebel factions known as the Southern Front took control of the Brigade 52 base by early afternoon, spokesman Issam al-Reis said. Brigade 52 is the largest military installation in Daraa province, which borders Jordan, and is key to the defense of northern routes leading to the Syrian capital, Damascus... The loss of the base is another blow to Assad's forces, which have recently suffered a string of battlefield defeats. A largely Islamist rebel alliance that includes al-Qaeda's powerful Syria affiliate, Jabhat al-Nusra, has seized most of northwestern Idlib province. The Islamic State militant group has captured...
  • Syrian army defunct, rebels 100 yards from Israel border, senior officer says

    06/06/2015 11:35:11 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | June 4, 2015 | Mitch Ginsburg
    The Syrian army is a threat that has ceased to exist for the coming decade and the regime is in "the most grave predicament" since the outbreak of war in March 2011, a senior Israeli army officer said Wednesday in a briefing. Hezbollah, the Assad regime's ally, has lost 700 men since the start of the fighting and 100 over the past two weeks alone, he said. The officer characterized Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, who has delivered four saber-rattling speeches over the past eight days, as suffering from "no small amount of embarrassment" in Lebanon, and said that Israel has...
  • ISIS Is Just Miles Away From Assad's Presidential Palace In Damascus

    04/09/2015 10:53:30 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 21 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 4-9-2015 | Tyler Durden
    Don’t look now but ISIS fighters are just a few short miles away from Bashar al-Assad’s Presidential Palace in Syria after taking control of the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus where some 18,000 are trapped in what the UN calls a “beyond inhumane” situation. The camp, which has been under siege by the Assad regime for years came under attack by ISIS earlier this month who reports indicate may be working alongside al-Qaeda’s Syrian arm al-Nusra in what would be a break with recent precedent. Some Palestinian factions — who, alongside the Free Syria Army are battling ISIS for control...
  • Clarissa Ward On 4 Years Of Civil War In Syria [And Chaos From Obamas JV-Team]

    03/17/2015 5:43:22 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    CBSNews ^ | March 17, 2015
    CBS NEWSMarch 16, 2015 Clarissa Ward On 4 Years Of Civil War In Syria Sunday marked four years since Syria plunged into chaotic civil war. As the conflict enters its fifth year, President Bashar Assad remains resolute in the face of a rebel movement determined to remove him from power. The consequences of the war are staggering: more than 215,000 people have been killed and nearly 4 million are now refugees. The change was precipitated by the formation of the Free Syrian Army, and with it, the militarization of the conflict, said Ward. "The fiercer the bombardments came from the...
  • ‘Use It or Lose It’ Spending Accounts May Be Cut (another Obama tax hike)

    01/27/2015 2:52:51 PM PST · by KingofZion · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 27, 2015 | Karen Damato
    Moves in Washington may curtail the availability of workplace “flexible spending accounts” for medical and child-care expenses. FSAs can allow families to set aside thousands of dollars of their salaries each year to pay qualifying expenses without that pay ever being subject to federal income tax. If a family in the 33% marginal tax rate sets aside $5,000, for instance, it could save $1,650 in U.S. tax. Still, many families have a love-hate relationship with these benefit programs. Creating anxiety are the “use it or lose it” terms: Employees often have to guess at future expenses, and they forfeit some...
  • NY Times Admits: U.S.-Backed Free Syrian Army Under Effective Al-Qaeda Control

    12/29/2014 7:53:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/29/2014 | Patrick Poole
    A remarkable report by Anne Barnard of the New York Times this weekend confirms my multiple reports here at PJ Media about the increased alliance between the U.S.-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) and al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, Jabhat al-Nusra.As Barnard reports: In northern and eastern Syria, where Mr. Assad’s opponents won early victories and once dreamed of building self-government, the nationalist rebel groups calling themselves the Free Syrian Army are forced to operate under the extremists’ umbrellas, to go underground or to flee, according to Syrian insurgents, activists and two top commanders of the American-financed F.S.A. groups. Two weeks ago...
  • Is Al Jazeera changing its tune on Syria?

    12/28/2014 12:47:36 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 3 replies
    Al-Akhbar ^ | December 27, 2014 | By: Wissam Kanaan
    It is no secret that Al Jazeera is the media arm of Qatari foreign policy, which has suffered a successive series of setbacks, particularly in Syria. But some time ago, signs that changes had taken place in the editorial line of Al Jazeera began to emerge, as evident in the terminology the Qatari satellite channel started using. For example, Al Jazeera no longer refers to opposition fighters as “rebels.” Moreover, Al Jazeera has been giving airtime for discussions about the mistakes of the Free Syrian Army. Soon enough, coverage of Syria in Al Jazeera news bulletins started decreasing. A few...
  • Ya'alon: Hamas rebuilding defensive tunnels; Israel looking for new digging of offensive tunnels

    12/24/2014 4:38:02 AM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Defense minister: In north, Hezbollah remains deterred, and Free Syrian Army-linked groups are preventing radical Islamists from approaching our border. gaza tunnel A Palestinian tunnel in Gaza. . (photo credit:REUTERS) Hamas has begun to reconstruct its network of tunnels within Gaza, and Israel is watching for signs it is working on cross-border attack tunnels as well, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said on Tuesday. Under no circumstances will Israelis have to get used to a “drizzle of rockets” anywhere, “not in the North and not in the South,” Ya’alon vowed. Israel retaliated for Friday’s Gazan rocket attack on the Eshkol region...
  • More Defections of ‘Vetted Moderate’ Free Syrian Army Rebels to ISIS

    11/24/2014 7:19:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/24/2014 | Patrick Poole
    Earlier this month I reported here at PJ Media on the surrender and defections of U.S.-backed Syrian rebel troops to Jabhat al-Nusra (Al-Qaeda’s official affiliate), most notably the Syrian Revolutionaries Front, which the DC foreign policy establishment was hailing as “the West’s best fighting chance against Syria’s Islamist armies,” and Harkat al-Hazm, the first group to receive heavy weaponry from the U.S. earlier this year.Now Mona Mahmood of the Guardian reports that elements of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) are defecting to ISIS: US air strikes in Syria are encouraging anti-regime fighters to forge alliances with or even defect...
  • Ill-Equipped And Underpaid, Kurdish Fighters Still Hold ISIS At Bay

    11/09/2014 12:20:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    NPR ^ | 11/8/2014 | Leila Fadel
    Brig. Gen. Mohammad Ali Mughdeed sits in a pickup truck equipped with an anti-aircraft weapon as he and his men wind through steep roads to their base in the rocky Zartik Mountains. Mughdeed's Iraqi Kurdish forces are members of the Peshmerga, a key U.S. ally in the fight against the so-called Islamic State. Also known as ISIS, the Sunni extremists have taken control of about a third of Iraq. In October, Mughdeed's men retook this area east of Mosul from ISIS occupation. The mountain road winds through villages that now look like a post-apocalyptic tableau, with homes reduced to knee-high...
  • A dozen ISIS fighters killed after chefs infiltrate camp and POISON terrorists' lunch

    11/09/2014 12:29:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Mirror ^ | 11/8/2014 | Chris Gee
    Revolutionaries posing as cooks infiltrated an ISIS camp and poisoned meals in a bid to kill as many fighters as they could. Sources in the Syrian Free Army said a dozen Islamic State militants perished after eating a contaminated lunch at the Fath El-Sahel camp, where 1,200 are based. The rebels who hatched the plot were a group of defected Syrian soldiers who are fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad. The Times of Iraq reported that witnesses said around a dozen were killed and 15 transferred to nearby field hospitals. The 'cooks' immediately fled, along with their families, with the...
  • Whose sarin? (Obama exposed for Syria false-flag)

    12/18/2013 9:23:22 AM PST · by Abiotic · 42 replies
    London Review of Books ^ | 19 December 2013 | Seymour Hersh
    Barack Obama did not tell the whole story this autumn when he tried to make the case that Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack near Damascus on 21 August. In some instances, he omitted important intelligence, and in others he presented assumptions as facts. Most significant, he failed to acknowledge something known to the US intelligence community: that the Syrian army is not the only party in the country’s civil war with access to sarin, the nerve agent that a UN study concluded – without assessing responsibility – had been used in the rocket attack. In the...
  • EXCLUSIVE-'It's murder & they'll feel the wrath of God's vengeance': Brown's family react angrily...

    10/22/2014 9:36:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 20, 2014 | Daniel Bates
    The family of Michael Brown have said that the cop who shot him dead will 'feel the wrath of God's vengeance' after the officer claimed he was acting in self defense. Sheryl Davis, Brown's aunt, told MailOnline that she believes Darren Wilson committed murder and that he will suffer retribution in a 'mighty way'. She said that Wilson's actions were 'evil' and that he will be punished by a higher power for what he did - even if he is cleared. Her comments are the most outspoken yet from Brown's family since Wilson's account of what happened was published in...
  • GOP Senate Candidate: Welfare Is Basically Slavery Reparations

    10/13/2014 9:56:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The New Republic ^ | October 13, 2014 | Brian Beutler
    When the North Carolina State Assembly set out to pass a resolution in 2007 expressing the body’s regret for its participation in the institution of slavery, conservatives objected on the grounds that black North Carolinians would use it to advance the cause of reparations. Republican Assemblyman Thom Tillis, who is now challenging Democrat Kay Hagan for her U.S. Senate seat, sought to allay those conservatives' concerns by flipping the argument. Reparations already exist in the form of welfare programs, he noted, and Republicans would be better positioned to oppose them if they purchased some goodwill with conservative Democrats by acknowledging...
  • U.S. accidentally bombed “moderate” rebels in Syria because base was right next to Al Qaeda’s

    09/30/2014 11:33:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/30/2014 | AllahPundit
    Given that the “moderates” are our allies, you would think this problem could be avoided by coordinating with them on where to attack and where not to. But there’s a hitch: We … don’t trust them enough to rely on the intelligence they give us.You’d trust a group that’s fighting so closely alongside Al Qaeda (a.k.a. the Nusra Front) that bombing the latter means collateral damage for the former, wouldn’t you? Since U.S. airstrikes against ISIS in Syria began on Sept. 22, there has been no coordination between the U.S. military and its alleged partners on the ground, according...
  • Exclusive: America’s Allies Almost Bombed in Syrian Airstrikes

    09/30/2014 7:11:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 09/30/2014 | Josh Rogin
    The White House says it wants to work with Syria’s moderate rebels. But warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition came awfully close to striking one of their HQs. Last week, an airstrike from the American-led coalition nearly hit a command-and-control facility affiliated with the Free Syrian Army, the moderate rebels the Obama administration says are America’s “boots on the ground,” according to two opposition leaders. They are asking the Obama administration to please coordinate with them in the future before America bombs its only allies in Syria. Since U.S. airstrikes against ISIS in Syria began on Sept. 22, there has been...
  • Free Syrian Army Filmmaker Says Rebels ‘Laughing’ at U.S. Plan, ‘Don’t Take This Seriously’

    09/24/2014 5:26:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | September 23, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)A documentary filmmaker who spent time with the Free Syrian Army said that moderate rebels are “laughing” at President Obama’s plan to arm them against the Islamic State, claiming they simply “don’t take this seriously.” Matthew VanDyke, an American filmmaker and a friend of executed journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, spoke with Fox News’s Shepard Smith about the White House’s plan to arm and train thousands of rebels affiliated with the Free Syrian Army, a more moderate rebel group that’s friendly with the West, in order to encourage them to fight the Islamic State. VanDyke warned that removing the...
  • Muslim Brotherhood In Syria Comes To Defense Of ISIS

    09/24/2014 5:16:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 9/24/2014
    The inter-relational dynamics between separate Sunni Muslim groups is very difficult for westerners to understand. Consider the relationship between ISIS and Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Yusuf al-Qaradawi. When ISIS front man Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared himself Caliph of an Islamic State, al-Qaradawi denounced him; ISIS then denounced the Muslim Brotherhood, as Shoebat.com reported.Yet, the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria is reportedly standing by ISIS: A Syrian Muslim Brotherhood spokesman says attacks on the Islamic State by the United States and its allies are not the answer.“Our battle with ISIS is an intellectual battle,” Omar Mushaweh said in a statement published Sept....
  • Obama Taps Star General [Negata] to Build Syrian Rebel Army to Fight ISIS

    09/22/2014 9:43:22 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 09.21.14 | Josh Rogin/Eli Lake
    Gen. Michael Nagata is promising to build a new force to destroy ISIS, but lawmakers worry he has been given an impossible mission. As lawmakers prepared to take a risky and fateful vote on Obama’s plan to train and equip the Syrian rebels, the man who assured them it could be done was Gen. Michael Nagata, Obama’s point man for the mission to build an ISIS-killing army in Syria. There are skeptics both inside and outside the government who doubt Obama’s new plan to arm the Syrian rebels can work. First of all, the administration has said for years that...
  • Moderate terrorists? Obama and Boehner calling a dog’s tail a leg in Syria

    09/22/2014 9:25:51 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/22/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Abe Lincoln once said, “How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg.” In order to avoid actually doing something about ISIS a terrorist group whose goals he probably endorses, Barack Obama has enlisted John Boehner in calling the Free Syrian Army (FSA) moderates. They are no more moderates than a dog’s tail is a leg regardless of what they are called in Washington. People on the ground, those who are not constrained by cowardice, have a different view of the FSA. The “Friends...
  • Kurdish President Urges World to Help Syrian Kurds against IS Attacks [FSA "on the way"]

    09/19/2014 11:05:13 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    RUDAW ^ | 13 hours ago | RUDAW
    Barzani warned that inaction would lead to terrible consequences and he called on the international community to prevent another humanitarian crisis. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region— President of the Kurdistan Region Massoud Barzani called on Kurdish parties and the international community today to assist the people of Kobane against the Islamic State (IS) attacks on the town. “We appeal to all Kurdish forces to put aside their differences and unite to defend the dignity, the land and the lives of the citizens of Kobane,” Barzani said in a statement. “The defense of the land and the people of Kurdistan is the...
  • 6 Reasons Why the U.S. Should Not Arm the Syrian ‘Moderates’ (w/Videos)

    09/19/2014 11:05:11 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 19, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    The Free Syrian Army is on the wrong side. Here's its bloody track record and disturbing alliances. Video House approves Obama's plan to combat Islamic State in a 273 to 156 vote Demonstrating yet again that we do not have an effective opposition party in the United States right now, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted Wednesday in favor of Barack Obama’s plan to arm and train “vetted” members of the Free Syrian Army. As expected,the Senate went along on Thursday. The Hill noted about the House vote that “vocal opposition” came from “both war-weary liberals and defense hawks who...
  • Amid skepticism, House approves Obama’s Iraq-Syria military strategy

    09/17/2014 3:11:33 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 09/17/14 | Ed O'Keefe and Paul Kane
    The House on Wednesday approved President Obama’s plan to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels to counter the growing threat of the Islamic State terrorist organization even though lawmakers in both parties remain deeply skeptical about its chances for success.
  • Juan McShame going INSANE at ISIS hearing!

    09/16/2014 7:44:43 AM PDT · by Viennacon · 47 replies
    Me | 9/16/2014 | Viennacon
    I hope people are watching this. Such insanity would typically end in someone being ejected from the party John McCain, the hideous terrorist aider DEMANDING the US military attack Assad's regime in Syria and send heavy weapons to the 'moderate' opposition, also known as mega extremists just like those guys in Libya we gave stinger missiles to. Another reason to NOT let McConnell back in the senate. He will continue to send the most unstable man in the country to this vital committee. STOP ARMING TERRORISTS WHO HATE AMERICA!
  • The ‘Moderate’ Syrian Rebels Obama Wants To Arm To Fight ISIS Sign Non-Aggression Pact With ISIS

    09/14/2014 2:42:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    IJReview ^ | September 13, 2014 | Kevin Boyd
    One of the key components of the strategy President Obama outlined in his speech earlier this week to fight ISIS was to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight ISIS. Obama and others like Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) assure us that the Syrian rebels are “vetted moderates” who only want to bring freedom to Syria.Well, this component of the Obama strategy appears to be falling apart. ISIS and some of the “moderate” rebel factions have signed a non-aggression pact pledging to concentrate on fighting the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad.The Huffington Post has more: According to Agence France-Presse, ISIS and...