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  • Was General Petraeus ensnared in a Hezbollah “Honeytrap” and is there a cover up by the White House?

    05/20/2016 10:11:03 PM PDT · by pboyington · 41 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 20, 2016 | Jerome Almon
    We are all aware of the scandal: former CIA Director and four star General David Petraeus was forced to resign due to an affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell. But was this the whole story? Is there an unknown scandal behind the scandal? All evidence points to a cover up. Examine the following questions that should have been answered: -What did the material consist of that General Petraeus gave his mistress Paula Broadwell? -If the material was of such high value, why wasn’t General Petraeus subject to more harsh punishment? -And the million dollar question, why would the FBI, the...
  • BREAKING- 2 US, French Intelligence Officers Captured by Hezbollah in Aleppo!!!

    05/21/2016 6:00:04 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 55 replies
    IST ^ | 05/21/16 | staff
    Hezbollah has captured two US and French spies in its operations in Aleppo, a prominent Lebanese media source revealed on Saturday, adding that Hezbollah military chief Mustafah Badreddin was killed in retaliation for the same event. “Hezbollah special forces took captive a senior field commander of the terrorists affiliated to Riyadh and two US and French intelligence officers working in the newly-founded joint operations room of Jeish al-Fatah in Aleppo in one of the regions controlled by al-Nusra Front in Aleppo,” Majeda al-Haj, a prominent Lebanese journalist, wrote on al-Sabat news website today. Al-Haj said that the joint operations room...
  • Hezbollah Suffers Big Blow as Top Commander Killed

    05/12/2016 10:20:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 13 May 2016
    Top Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine has been killed, the Lebanese group said on Friday, the biggest blow to the Iranian-backed organization since its military chief was killed in 2008. Badreddine, 55, was one of the highest ranking officials in the group, and assessed by the US government to be responsible for Hezbollah’s military operations in Syria, where it is fighting alongside the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. A Hezbollah statement did not say when, where or how he was killed, though it cited him saying he would return from Syria either victorious or as “a martyr”.
  • Watch Stephanopoulos in disbelief when Hillary claims she’s ignorant about 9/11 legislation

    04/17/2016 8:01:51 PM PDT · by kevcol · 59 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | April 17, 2016 | Michael Dorstewit
    Hillary Clinton claimed surprising ignorance of a bill she should be intimately acquainted with as a former secretary of state and New York senator. ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos brought up the legislation introduced by Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer, which would allow 9/11 victims to sue state sponsors of terror for the attack that took nearly 3,000 lives in 2001. "Your senior senator here in New York, Chuck Schumer has sponsored a bill backed by the 9/11 families that would give them the right to sue state sponsors of terror in federal court," he said Sunday on "This Week." "Now,...
  • 'Madmen' must not be allowed to get nuclear material: Obama

    04/02/2016 9:29:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Apr 2, 2016 10:20am EDT | Roberta Rampton, Matt Spetalnick and David Brunnstrom
    U.S. President Barack Obama urged world leaders on Friday to do more to safeguard vulnerable nuclear facilities to prevent “madmen” from groups like Islamic State from getting their hands on an atomic weapon or a radioactive “dirty bomb.” Speaking at a nuclear security summit in Washington, Obama said the world faced a persistent and evolving threat of nuclear terrorism despite progress in reducing such risks. “We cannot be complacent,” he said. Obama said no group had succeeded in obtaining bomb materials but that al Qaeda had long sought them, and he cited actions by Islamic State militants behind recent attacks...
  • Hezbollah chief warns Israel there will be 'no red lines'

    03/21/2016 1:02:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 21, 2016 3:48 PM EDT
    … In an interview with the Lebanon-based Al-Mayadeen station Monday, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah says the group has a comprehensive list of targets in Israel that includes nuclear reactors and biological research centers it can hit. “There will be no ceiling, limits or red lines,” he said. “We can strike any target we want inside occupied Palestine.” …
  • US court ruling suggests Iranian ties to 9/11 attacks

    03/20/2016 10:49:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    INN ^ | 3/20/2016, 8:09 AM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    A federal judge in New York ruled last week that the Iranian regime is liable for damages in the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001. The ruling by George Benjamin Daniels, Judge of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, ordered Iran to pay almost $11 billion in compensation to families of victims killed on 9/11 and to insurance companies who covered those suffering damages in the attack. The Iranian government failed to defend itself in the lawsuit, and the ruling is a default judgment. According to court documents publicized by Asharq al-Awsat, a London-based Arabic-language newspaper,...
  • Arab League labels Shia group Hezbollah a terrorist organisation

    03/11/2016 12:18:27 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    hindustantimes.com ^ | 3-12-2016 | Reuters, Cairo
    The Arab League labelled Shia Muslim group Hezbollah a terrorist organisation on Friday, Egyptian state media said, as tensions rise between Sunni and Shia powers across the Middle East. Sectarian wars are raging in Syria, Yemen and Iraq, and the league has become a forum for the mostly Sunni Arab countries, led by Saudi Arabia, to air their grievances with Shia power Iran, the major backer of Hezbollah and other Shia groups in the region. “The Arab League foreign minister’s committee has decided on Friday to consider Hezbollah a terrorist organisation,” said a statement from the Arab League carried by...
  • Israel's Military Now Sees Hezbollah as an Army in Every Sense

    03/08/2016 5:12:20 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Haaretz ^ | March 04, 2016 | Amos Harel
    For about three and half years, since the summer of 2012, Hezbollah has been actively involved in the Syrian civil war. From protecting its weapons caches on Syrian soil and guarding assets essential to the regime of President Bashar Assad, the Lebanese organization moved on to frontline positions. In many cases, it is Shi’ite fighters who led Assad’s attacks on rebel organizations, and paid a price accordingly. At the beginning of this year it was estimated in the Israel Defense Forces that at least 1,300 Hezbollah fighters had been killed in the war in Syria and about 5,000 wounded. At...
  • Saudi-led bloc declares Iran-backed Hezbollah terror group

    03/02/2016 5:16:42 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 2, 2016 | Hugh Naylor
    BEIRUT -- A Saudi-dominated political bloc on Wednesday formally designated Lebanon's Hezbollah militia a terrorist organization, a move that signals dangerously escalating tensions between regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran. The Gulf Cooperation Council's decision against the Iranian-allied group comes two weeks after Saudi Arabia canceled $4 billion aid package for strengthening Lebanese security services. Saudi Arabia and other GCC member states have advised their citizens to leave Lebanon. An announcement posted on the GCC website accused Hezbollah, a powerful Shiite Muslim movement, of unspecified hostile acts in the six states in the bloc: Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates,...
  • Nasrallah Threatens Haifa Ammonia Storage Facility: The Impact Will Be Like That of a Nuclear Bomb

    02/20/2016 9:49:43 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 46 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 2/16/16 | Al-Manar TV (Lebanon)
    In a speech delivered on February 16, Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah threatened to attack the Haifa ammonia storage facility in the next war, causing destruction similar to that of a nuclear bomb. Nasrallah mentioned the so-called "Dahiya Doctrine," associated with Israeli Chief of General Staff Eizenkot. Nasrallah quoted an "Israeli expert," who said that such an attack would leave tens of thousands dead. "Several missiles launched from here together with the ammonia containers in Haifa," he said, “would lead to the same impact as a nuclear bomb." Nasrallah added that Hizbullah "does not want war," but must be ready for...
  • Lebanese Politician Denies the Holocaust, Says: Zionism Controls the West, Taking Hold of the East

    02/20/2016 9:55:33 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 15 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 2/9/16 | Al-Manar TV (Lebanon)
    On a recent TV show, Lebanese politician Vera Yammine said that the Holocaust was "shrouded in unclarity," and that the Jews "always fear exposure about the Holocaust, and are always eager to use it as a pretext." Yammine, a member of the political bureau of the Marada Movement, said: "Zionism has taken hold of the West and is taking hold of the East, and especially of the Arab world." She further said: "There is no such thing as ISIS or the Al-Nusra Front. All these terms have emerged from a single womb, the womb of Zionism. The show aired on...
  • And then there's this gem from Hillary's emails(Hezbollah in Cuba)

    02/19/2016 6:46:19 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 2/19/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Four and a half years ago, I reported that Hezbullah had set up operations in Cuba. Hezbullah, which already has operations in Paraguay, Brazil, Venezuela and Mexico (the article doesn't say Mexico, but I've reported that in the past) is setting up operations in Cuba to serve as a base for an attack on Israeli interests in Latin America to avenge the death of master terrorist Imad Mughniyah. The report in YNet is based upon an article in Italy's Corriere della Sera. According to the report, three Hezbollah members have already arrived in Cuba with the purpose of establishing...
  • If Russia Is Supplying Weapons to Hezbollah — Watch Out

    02/18/2016 6:41:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    War is Boring ^ | February 17, 2016 | Josh Cohen
    As its relationships with the United States, Europe and Turkey have deteriorated since its interventions in Ukraine and Syria, one country Moscow remained on good terms with is Israel. This reflects the increasingly friendly Russian-Israeli relationship since Pres. Vladimir Putin first burst on the scene. Putin visited Israel twice — in 2005 and 2012 — making him the first Russian leader to ever travel to the Jewish state. While there, he went to the Western Wall — Judaism’s holiest site — as well as Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, where Putin observed a moment of silence.
  • Israel Looks Beyond America

    02/18/2016 12:52:47 AM PST · by zlando · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb 15, 2016 | Bret Stephens
    Jerusalem Jerusalem - Talk to Israelis about the United States these days and you will provoke a physical reaction. Barack Obama is an eye roll. John Kerry is a grimace. The administration's conduct of regional policy is a slow, sad shake of the head. The current state of the presidential race makes for a full-blown shudder. The Israeli rundown of the candidates goes roughly as follows: "Hillary - she doesn't like us." "Cruz - I don't like him" "Rubio - is he done for?" "Sanders - oy vey." "Trump - omigod." As for Israel's own troubles - a continuing...
  • Hillary Emails: Intelligence Report Said Hezbollah Has Base in Cuba

    02/18/2016 1:21:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 17, 2016 | Jordan Schachtel
    A private intelligence report from Hillary Clinton's confidant, Sid Blumenthal, claimed that Hezbollah, the Iran-backed terrorist organization, had set up shop in Cuba, according to an email released by the State Department over the weekend. The group was actively "casing" facilities related to U.S. interests, the intelligence report also says. The dispatch read: During the week of September 5, 2011 extremely sensitive sources reported in confidence that the Israeli Intelligence and Security Service (Mossad) has informed the leadership of the Israeli Government that Hezbollah is establishing an operational base in Cuba, designed to support terrorist attacks throughout Latin America.The confidential...
  • U.S. Removed Cuba from Terrorist List After Hezbollah Opened Base on Island

    02/16/2016 9:47:27 AM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 16, 2016
    A few years before the Obama administration removed Cuba from the U.S. list of nations that sponsor terrorism Hezbollah established an operational base on the communist island, according to intelligence received by Hillary Clinton when she was Secretary of State. The information comes straight from electronic mail released by the State Department over the weekend as part of ongoing litigation from several groups, including Judicial Watch, and media outlets surrounding Clinton's use of a private server to send and receive classified information as Secretary of State. This alarming information has been ignored by the mainstream media, which served as the...
  • Former IDF-General: Israel’s Next Northern War Will Be With Lebanon, Not Just Hezbollah

    02/11/2016 3:53:47 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 8 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 26 Jan 2016 | Staff
    “The next war in the North will have to be against Lebanon because Hezbollah is a part of the Lebanese system,” Maj. Gen. (res.) Giora Eiland told Walla News on Wednesday. Eiland, former head of the IDF Planning Directorate and National Security Council, was responding to IDF assessments earlier this week which said that although the chances for armed conflict with Hezbollah at the moment are very low, if a confrontation were to occur, ...
  • John Kerry Can't Understand Why Hezbollah Needs "80,000 Rockets"

    01/23/2016 9:32:43 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | January 23, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    As those who follow Syria's seemingly intractable civil war are no doubt aware, Washington is a big part of why the conflict is now going into its sixth year. What began as a plan to destabilize the Alawite government by "playing on Sunni fears of Iranian influence" (to quote a leaked diplomatic cable from then-Deputy Chief of Mission in Syria William Roebuck) gradually metamorphosed into a overt and at times absurd effort to arm and train a series of rebel groups in an attempt to bring about regime change in Damascus. Those efforts have thus far failed, in part because...
  • Florida Hezbollah Imam Travels to Syria and Back

    01/14/2016 5:24:54 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 14, 2016 | Joe Kaufman
    Did Mohamad al-Halabi visit his terrorist nephew in Damascus? Florida Hezbollah Imam Travels to Syria and Back Did Mohamad al-Halabi visit his terrorist nephew in Damascus? January 14, 2016 Joe Kaufman    Mohamad al-Halabi, a.k.a. Mohamad al-Fouani, the imam of the American Islamic Center of Florida, may operate out of Pompano Beach, Florida, however a good part of his life still resides in the Middle East, including his associations with the terrorist organization Hezbollah. In November, al-Halabi left the shores of the United States to travel to his native home of Syria. While there, he visited family, but were they...
  • Kuwait court sentences two to death for spying for Iran, Hezbollah

    01/12/2016 3:30:42 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    reuters ^ | 01/12/2016
    One of the men given the death penalty was an Iranian convicted in absentia, and the other was a Kuwaiti who was in court. Other suspects were given sentences ranging from five to 25 years, and three were found innocent. Tensions between Shi'ite-ruled Iran and Sunni-ruled Gulf countries have escalated since a diplomatic dispute between Tehran and Riyadh erupted after Riyadh's execution of a prominent Shi'ite cleric this month.
  • Report: Iran deploys Hezbollah to get its old ally Hamas back

    01/29/2016 11:52:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/28/2016 16:51 | Maayan Groisman
    Hezbollah is expected to start mediating soon between Hamas and Iran in order to reconcile between both parties and bring Hamas, which is financed today by the Gulf states, back into Tehran's fold. London-based Asharq al-Awsat reported on Thursday that the new mediation comes after Iran failed in its previous attempts to convince Hamas to announce its support for Iran in the Islamic Republic's battle with Saudi Arabia for regional supremacy, in exchange for Iranian financial aid. ...
  • Claims of Russian arms transfers to Hezbollah worry Israel [Ezekiel 38]

    01/15/2016 12:10:30 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 17 replies
    YNet News ^ | 1/15/016 | Staff
    Lebanon-based Hezbollah is growing stronger as a result of weapons' shipments from the Russian military, two mid-level commanders in the organization have said. According to the story, first circulated in The Daily Beast, Russia is directly transferring artillery and anti-tank munitions to Hezbollah without any caveat as to what they are used for, despite Russia’s close relationship with Israel. This begs the question whether the threat to Israel from the Shi'ite organization has intensified since Russian jets started to bomb Syrian dictator Bashar Assad’s enemies. However, Hezbollah is still bogged down in the Syrian conflict and is unlikely to be...
  • Report: Islamic State, Syrian Rebels Have Killed off 1/3 of Hezbollah

    01/05/2016 2:11:44 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Dec 2015 | EDWIN MORA
    The Iran-backed Shia terrorist group Hezbollah has lost an estimated 1,300 to 1,500 soldiers, more than one-third of its force, while fighting against rebels and the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in Syria on behalf of dictator Bashar al-Assad, according to Israeli experts. Since the Syrian civil war began in 2011, another 5,000 Hezbollah jihadists have been wounded, analysts reportedly said.
  • Hezbollah Fighters Are Fed Up With Fighting Syria's War

    12/30/2015 1:26:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 12/29/2015 | Jesse Rosenfeld
    They joined to fight Israel in Lebanon, but after multiple combat tours in the Syrian cities of Aleppo, Idlib, Latakia, and around Damascus, Hezbollah reservists tell The Daily Beast that they are no longer willing to die in Syria's unending, bloody civil war. As a result of their refusal to continue volunteering to prop up the embattled government of Bashar al-Assad, they say that the Shia Party of God has cut off the money they were accustomed to receiving: reservist paychecks and permanent family benefits packages. What other consequences there may be remain to be seen. Imad, as we'll call...
  • Syrians thank Israel for eliminating Samir Kuntar

    12/20/2015 1:41:57 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/12/15 | Ari Soffer
    Israelis aren't the only ones celebrating, as members of Sunni opposition take to social media to hail Hezbollah commander's death. Video Kuntar was widely reviled in Israel for his role in a 1979 terrorist attack by the now-defunct Palestine Liberation Front, during which terrorists kidnapped an Israeli father and his four-year-old daughter from Nahariya and then brutally executed them on a nearby beach. Kuntar himself beat the young girl to death with the butt of his rifle; her two-year-old sister was accidentally smothered to death by their terrified mother as she stifled her cries to prevent them from being discovered....
  • Report: One Third of Hezbollah’s Fighters Have Been Killed or Injured Backing Assad in Syria

    12/15/2015 5:27:30 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    As much as one third of Hezbollah’s fighting force has been killed or injured fighting in defense of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, Avi Issacharoff reported Tuesday in The Times of Israel. According to Issacharoff, Israeli sources estimate that between 1,300 to 1,500 members of the Iran-backed terrorist group have been killed in Syria, while an additional 5,000 have been injured. The surging casualty count has forced Hezbollah to deviate from past policy and release details on its losses. This past weekend, Arab media reported that over a dozen Hezbollah fighters were killed while battling ISIS near the Lebanese border. The...
  • Iranian troops retreating from Syria, Western officials say

    12/13/2015 6:40:52 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies
    World Tribune ^ | December 11th, 2015
    Iranian troops retreating from Syria, Western officials say Special to WorldTribune.com With scant few battlefield victories and the deaths of key military leaders, Iran appears ready to cut its losses and withdraw from Syria, Western officials say. The failed Russian-initiated offensive to retake Idlib province from anti-Assad rebels supported by the West and Gulf Arab states has led to the retreat of large numbers of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) troops, officials say. Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said at the recent Saban Forum in Washington that Russia had planned to seize Idlib and other rebel-controlled areas within three months....
  • Hezbollah Not a Terror Group, Says Russia

    11/16/2015 12:07:18 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | Monday, November 16, 2015 | Hana Levi Julian
    Russia says it does not define Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, which may impact international efforts to deal with terror attacks. Hezbollah has suffered huge losses in the fighting in Syria, with hundred of its fighters killed or wounded. Russia does not consider Hezbollah to be a terrorist organization, according to Moscow's deputy foreign minister, Mikhail Bogdanov. The official was quoted Sunday by the Interfax news agency as he explained that Russia maintains ties with the group. "Some say Hezbollah is a terrorist organization," Bogdanov said. "We maintain contacts and relations with them because we do not consider them a...
  • ( January 15, 1986 )Lets see how Russia (KGB) deals with Islamic terrorist hostage takers

    11/14/2015 4:15:37 PM PST · by BBell · 49 replies
    1986 Philly.com article copied onto liveleak.com ^ | http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=4fb_1447535949 | BY JACK MCKINNEY Posted: January 15, 1986 copied by "Jigalojey"
    Lets see how Russia (KGB) deals with Islamic terrorist hostage takers Are you among those frustrated Americans who have wondered how the Soviet Union's only hostage crisis in Lebanon was resolved in just a month, while the plight of the six U.S. hostages held there continues to drag on without any break in sight? Well, according to the Jerusalem Post, the Soviets turned the trick by forgoing diplomacy in favor of a brutally more direct approach to the problem. Simply put, they presented the kidnappers with chilling proof that terror can cut both ways. Literally! The crisis began last Sept....
  • Russia Deploys Missile System Able To Hit Tel Aviv Planes

    11/13/2015 3:19:49 AM PST · by Fennie · 13 replies
    INN ^ | November 13, 2015
    Moscow places S-400 'Growlers' in Syria's Latakia base, in an escalation that places Ben-Gurion Airport within range. Russia has revealed in photographs that it has deployed a highly advanced anti-missile system in western Syria, that is capable of downing planes taking off in Tel Aviv. The S-400 anti-missile system, known to NATO as the SA-21 "Growler," was shown to be stationed in the Latakia Airbase on the Syrian coast of the Mediterranean Sea in photographs released by the Russian military, reports the Daily Mail on Thursday. In the past there have been Arab media reports of Israeli airstrikes in Latakia...
  • Beirut attacks: Suicide bombers Kill Dozens In Shia Suburb

    11/12/2015 2:01:34 PM PST · by goldstategop · 16 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/12/2015 | BBC News
    At least 37 people have been killed and 181 wounded in two suicide bomb attacks in a residential area of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, officials say. The bombers blew themselves up in a busy street in the southern suburb of Burj al-Barajneh, a stronghold of the Shia Islamist Hezbollah movement. The Sunni jihadist group Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility, but there has been no independent confirmation. It is the deadliest bombing in Beirut since the civil war ended 25 years ago. Prime Minister Tammam Salam condemned the attacks as "unjustifiable" and called on Lebanon's rival factions to unite against "plans...
  • 2 suicide bombers hit southern Beirut, at least 37 dead

    11/12/2015 9:40:22 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 19 replies
    BNO News ^ | November 12, 2015
    At least 35 people have been killed and more than 180 others have been injured after two suicide bombers blew themselves up in a commercial area in the Lebanese capital of Beirut.
  • 'Hezbollah weapons warehouses were the target of Wednesday's Israeli airstrikes in Syria'

    11/12/2015 9:21:03 AM PST · by Lera · 11 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/12/2015 | YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
    Arab media reports airstrikes that were attributed to Israel damaged military outposts on the outskirts of Damascus airport. The target of Israel's alleged airstrikes in Syria on Wednesday evening were Hezbollah weapons warehouses, Arab media affiliated with the opposition to Syrian Preisdent Basher Assad reported Thursday. Pro-Assad operatives on Facebook said that the strikes, adjacent to Damascus airport, struck "military outposts near the airport, and there is a high probability that it was IDF warplanes that struck." New portal 'Damascus Alan,' which is affiliated with the Assad regime, reported that heavy damage was caused to army outposts around the airport,...
  • Center for American Progress reveals Palestinians were advising demonstrators in Ferguson

    11/12/2015 7:45:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/12/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Oops! As a byproduct of an internal dispute at the far left think tank, the Center for American Progress (CAP), it has been revealed that Palestinian advisers were brought into the Ferguson, Missouri demonstrations to advise the rioters. Exactly who paid for them to apparently fly halfway around the world (or otherwise build "strong relationships") and stick their noses into an American political dispute is unclear, though it has been bandied about that George Soros has played a major role in funding the #BlackLivesMatter movement that is ginning up black anger, and presumably 2016 election turnout for Hillary. The...
  • Iran Responsible for Killing 14 Percent of U.S. Troops in Iraq

    11/04/2015 5:04:11 PM PST · by Isara · 17 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 4, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    Government report ties Iran to deaths of nearly 200 troops Nearly 200 U.S. troops have been killed and nearly 1,000 injured by Iranian-made explosives in Iraq, according to new disclosures from a partially declassified report conducted by U.S. Central Command and described by sources to the Washington Free Beacon.The number of U.S. deaths resulting from Iranian terrorism were revealed for the first time on Wednesday by Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) during a hearing focusing on the Obama administration's failure to prosecute terrorists directly responsible for the deaths of Americans.At least 196 U.S. service members fighting in Iraq were killed...
  • 1,500 Iranian fighters enter Syria under Russia's cover, reports say

    10/14/2015 7:08:09 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 14, 2015
    Iran has sent around 1,500 fighters to Syria over the past few days, a regional official and Syrian activists claim. The Iranian soldiers, bolstered by Russia’s airstrike campaign, are preparing for a grand offensive against militants in the northern Aleppo province, which would be announced in the coming days, the official told the AP. They’re also accompanied by a new wave of Hezbollah fighters. The soldiers were arriving at Damascus airport and transported to a military base in the coastal town of Latakia. The presence of Iranian troops could strengthen Russia's mission of empowering Syrian President Bashar Assad's embattled government....
  • Exclusive: Syrian army, allies preparing attack in Aleppo area - sources

    10/14/2015 8:50:03 AM PDT · by mojito · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/13/2015 | Laila Bassam
    The Syrian army and allied Iranian and Hezbollah forces are preparing for a ground offensive against insurgents in the Aleppo area backed by Russian air strikes, two senior regional officials familiar with the plans said on Tuesday. The offensive would expand on a ground attack launched by the same alliance last week that is targeting rebels in Hama province further west. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said thousands of Iranian troops had arrived to take part in the ground offensives in support of President Bashar al-Assad. A big government offensive in the area near the Turkish border is...
  • Israel to provide Russia with intelligence about Syrian opposition

    10/09/2015 8:17:57 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 48 replies
    Israel will provide Russia with intelligence information about opposition sites in Syria to facilitate Moscow’s military operations, Channel 2TV has reported. The Israeli network said that a senior delegation of Russian army officials will arrive in Israel on Tuesday to coordinate the military cooperation. The delegation will be led by First Deputy Chief of General Staff General Nikolai Bogdanovsky, who will meet his Israeli counterpart, Major-General Yair Golan as well as senior officials in Israeli military intelligence, the air force and the Mossad. Channel 2 noted that the visit follows the meeting between Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian...
  • Iranian Terrorist Attack Against U.S. Revealed-How Bill Clinton concealed it from the public

    10/07/2015 5:13:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 7, 2015 | Arnold Ahlert
    Iranian Terrorist Attack Against U.S. Revealed How Bill Clinton concealed it from the public and U.S. intelligence. October 7, 2015 Arnold Ahlert    A bombshell report by the Washington Times reveals that fecklessness in the face of terror isn’t a condition exclusive to the Obama administration. "Bill Clinton’s administration gathered enough evidence to send a top-secret communique accusing Iran of facilitating the deadly 1996 Khobar Towers terrorist bombing,” the Times states, "but suppressed that information from the American public and some elements of U.S. intelligence for fear it would lead to an outcry for reprisal, according to documents and interviews.” Nineteen American...
  • Supreme Court to hear Iranian bank appeal over $1.75B judgment in terror case

    10/04/2015 4:35:01 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 6 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | Oct 1, 2015 | Associated Press
    The Supreme Court said Thursday it hear an appeal from Iran's central bank over a $1.75 billion judgment awarded to victims of terrorist attacks, including the 1983 bombing that killed 241 Marines in Lebanon. The justices agreed to review a ruling from the federal appeals court in New York that said the judgment against Bank Markazi could be distributed to several hundred victims and families of those killed or injured in attacks sponsored by the government of Iran. The bank had argued that seizing the assets would conflict with treaty agreements between the United States and Iran. The money is...
  • Putin signs decree drafting 150,000 conscripts into the Russian military.....

    10/01/2015 9:33:50 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 50 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 1, 2015 | WILL STEWART and SIMON TOMLINSON
    Vladimir Putin has conscripted 150,000 new troops into the Russian army as the country unleashed a new wave of airstrikes in Syria - while and Iran and Islamist group Hezbollah prepare for a major ground offensive. Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria over the last ten days, backed by the country's Lebanese allies, Hezbollah, and rebel fighters from Iraq and Afghanistan, two Lebanese sources claimed today. One of the sources said the Iranian ground forces were 'soldiers and officers', not advisers, adding: 'We mean hundreds with equipment and weapons. They will be followed by more.' They are being...
  • WWIII is shaping up in Syria: ...likens alliance to 'apocalyptic visions of John the Revelator'

    10/01/2015 7:31:58 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 73 replies
    WND ^ | September 30, 2015 | Joseph Farah
    World War III is shaping up in Syria right now, thanks to Barack Obama. According to Russian Sen. Igor Morozov, Beijing has agreed to dispatch naval forces, including an aircraft carrier, to Syria alongside a Russian military force that will join Hezbollah and Iranian army regulars in Syria, an immediate neighbor to the north of Israel, and Iraq to fight ISIS. Now this is both good news and bad news: Good news: Somebody’s got to fight ISIS. And it’s clearly not going to be the U.S. under Barack Obama. Somebody’s got to soundly defeat and destroy ISIS. And that’s clearly...
  • Clinton & Khobar--One of the keys to understanding the war over the war on terrorism.

    11/03/2003 4:20:33 PM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies · 374+ views
    National Review ^ | 11-3-03 | Rich Lowry
    Wesley Clark the other day blamed the Bush administration for the intelligence failures leading to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. And Hillary Clinton said, darkly, that the administration's refusal to hand over documents to a 9/11 commission "unnecessarily raises suspicions that it has something to hide." Meanwhile, Condi Rice in a speech last week pointed to the failure to take terrorism seriously during the 1990s — in other words, she pointed to Clinton administration failures. The war over the war on terror has just begun. In this battle, it's useful to stick to specifics. Let's take,...
  • AP Interview: Egypt’s leader says country in ‘ferocious war’

    09/27/2015 12:32:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 27, 2015 1:44 AM EDT | Edith M. Lederer and John Daniszewski
    Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said in an interview that the Mideast region needs to cooperate to defeat a worsening terrorist threat that has led to a “ferocious war” in Egypt and created the danger of some countries “sliding into failure.” In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press Saturday night, el-Sissi also said that Syria should not be divided after its civil war, that the Egyptian military needs to be “augmented” to defeat terrorists fighting in the Sinai and Western Desert, and that efforts should be renewed to solve the Palestinian issue and expand Egypt’s nearly 40-year-peace with Israel to...
  • Hezbollah welcomes Russian buildup in Syria, says U.S. has failed

    09/25/2015 3:19:10 PM PDT · by keat · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:52pm EDT | John Davison and Mariam Karouny
    Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah on Friday welcomed Russia's military buildup in Syria in support of common ally President Bashar al-Assad, saying it was the failure of a U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State that had forced Moscow's hand. Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said in a three-hour interview with the group's al-Manar TV that increased Russian support for Assad included highly advanced weapons systems, warplanes and helicopters. Russia has stepped up its military involvement in Syria while pressing for Damascus to be included in international efforts to fight Islamic State, a demand Washington rejects. By raising the stakes in Syria's four-year conflict,...
  • Boosted by nuke deal, Iran ups funding to Hezbollah, Hamas - assumption sanctions will be lifted,

    09/22/2015 6:14:17 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | September 21, 2015 | Avi Issacharoff
    Boosted by nuke deal, Iran ups funding to Hezbollah, Hamas Operating on assumption sanctions will be lifted, Tehran increases support to proxies, Avi Issacharoff September 21, 2015 On Sunday, the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano, arrived in Iran for talks on the nuclear agreement, as part of what appears to be an attempt by the UN nuclear watchdog to evaluate whether Iran ran a military nuclear program in the past. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign up! Amano is expected to meet with various Iranian...
  • Hezbollah said pulling back from Syria fighting

    09/22/2015 2:32:53 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 5 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | September 22, 2015 | Joshua Davidovich
    Hezbollah militants fighting alongside Syrian troops say they plan to shift to a defensive posture after helping President Bashar Assad win back a key border town, Lebanese media reported Tuesday. Officials from the Lebanon-based Islamist organization informed Damascus that they would no longer help Assad with offensives against rebel groups, according to the Beirut-based Daily Star. The move comes as both Russia and Iran appear to be increasing direct military support for the Assad regime, four and a half years into a bloody civil war.
  • Boosted by nuke deal, Iran ups funding to Hezbollah, Hamas

    09/21/2015 2:59:59 PM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | September 21, 2015 | Avi Issacharoff
    On Sunday, the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano, arrived in Iran for talks on the nuclear agreement, as part of what appears to be an attempt by the UN nuclear watchdog to evaluate whether Iran ran a military nuclear program in the past.
  • Boosted by nuke deal, Iran ups funding to Hezbollah, Hamas

    09/21/2015 6:46:26 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 9-21-15 | AVI ISSACHAROFF
    On Sunday, the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano, arrived in Iran for talks on the nuclear agreement, as part of what appears to be an attempt by the UN nuclear watchdog to evaluate whether Iran ran a military nuclear program in the past. Amano is expected to meet with various Iranian nuclear scientists for answers on this very subject. On December 15, ahead of the lifting of crippling economic sanctions on Tehran, he is slated to present the world with definitive answers that will determine whether Iran complied with the terms of a nuclear deal signed...