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  • US envoy hints at UN enforcement of no-fly zone in Syria like Ď90s in Iraq

    12/05/2018 5:55:27 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    Rudaw ^ | yesterday at 11:47 | none stated
    ERBIL ó US Special Representative for Syria Engagement James Jeffrey urged other countries to share a larger burden in facilitating the conditions for peace in Syria, while floating the idea of the United Nations enforcing a no-fly zone for parts of Syria. "Remember we were present not in northern Iraq but over northern Iraq in Operation Northern Watch for 13 years. That can be a UN force," he said on Tuesday, referring to the joint US-UK-Turkey no-fly zone in the late 1990s that protected Kurdish areas from the air force of Saddam Hussein. Jeffrey briefed reporters in Washington, D.C., after...
  • ISIS Leader Involved in Death of Former US Army Ranger Has Been Killed: US Coalition

    12/03/2018 2:19:18 PM PST · by Red Badger
    www.theepochtimes.com ^ | December 2, 2018 Updated: December 3, 2018 | By Mimi Nguyen Ly
    Peter Kassig delivering supplies for Syrian refugees. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Kassig Family) __________________________________________________________________ A senior leader of the ISIS terrorist group, Abu al Umarayn, was killed in a drone strike in Syria on Dec. 2, the U.S.-led coalition has told Fox News Pentagon correspondent Lucas Tomlinson. Al Umarayn had been involved in the killing of former U.S. Army ranger Peter Kassig. Coalition spokesperson Col. Sean Ryan told Fox News, ďAl Umarayn had given indications of posing an imminent threat to Coalition Forces and he was involved in the killing of American Citizen and former U.S. Army Ranger, Peter Kassig. ďHe...
  • TURKEY LINKS ASSASSIN TO OBAMA-PROTECTED IMAM

    12/26/2016 8:49:36 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 91 replies
    WND ^ | 12-26-2016 | Jerome Corsi
    Turkish government intelligence has determined Mevlut Mert Altintas, 22 Ė the police officer who recently assassinated Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov while the ambassador was giving a speech to open an art gallery in Ankara Ė was a member of the Gulen organization, which claimed to be the same group that staged an unsuccessful coup in Turkey in July.... ....the Clinton Foundation was engaged in a pay-to-play scheme to obtain Secretary of State Hillary Clintonís support for the Obama administration decision to give asylum to Fetullah Gulen, a Turkish Muslim imam the Erdogan government holds responsible for the attempted coup July...
  • Over 500 hurt in magnitude 6.3 earthquake in western Iran

    11/25/2018 5:13:27 PM PST · by UCANSEE2 · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 25 at 5:20 PM | Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell | AP
    TEHRAN, Iran ó A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck western Iran near its border with Iraq on Sunday night, injuring more than 500 people and sending fearful residents running into the streets, authorities said.
  • THE COLD WAR'S LONGEST COVER-UP: HOW AND WHY THE USSR INSTIGATED THE 1967 WAR

    05/06/2005 9:01:20 AM PDT · by robowombat · 34 replies · 1,803+ views
    Volume 7, No. 3 - September 2003 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE COLD WAR'S LONGEST COVER-UP: HOW AND WHY THE USSR INSTIGATED THE 1967 WAR By Isabella Ginor The Soviet warning to Egypt about supposed Israeli troop concentrations on the Syrian border in May 1967 has long been considered a blunder that precipitated a war which the USSR neither desired nor expected. New evidence from Soviet and other Warsaw Pact documents, as well as memoirs of contemporary actors, contradicts this accepted theory. The author demonstrates that this warning was deliberate disinformation, part of a plan approved at the highest level of Soviet leadership...
  • Trump And Saudi Arabia: Iran Is The Grand Wizard Of Wrestling Or Iranian Men And Israeli Men...

    11/24/2018 5:23:10 PM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/24/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "The country of Iran, as an example, is responsible for a bloody proxy war against Saudi Arabia in Yemen, trying to destabilize Iraq's fragile attempt at democracy, supporting the terror group Hezbollah, propping up dictator Bashar Assad in Syria (who has killed millions of his own citizens) and much more....." From the first full paragraph of President Trump's statement supporting Saudi Arabia under the heading "America First!" 11/20/2018 "Is President Trump about to replicate President Bush's folly?" Columnist Pat Buchanan It is patently obvious that President Trump has made Iran into the nasty guy just like all the nasty characters...
  • US slams Iran and Russia for chemical weapons programs

    11/24/2018 11:42:45 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Kurdistan 24 (K24) News ^ | 11-24-18 (11 hours ago, updated 7 hours ago) | Laurie Mylroie
    WASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan24) Ė Amb. Kenneth Ward strongly criticized Iran and Russia on Thursday for maintaining chemical weapons programs, in violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention to which they are both signatories. Ward, the US Permanent Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), addressing that organization, cited Iran and Russia for their own chemical weapons programs. He also criticized their support for Damascus, which, he said, is ďenabling Syriaís chemical weapons use by shielding the Assad regime from consequences in international fora.Ē Turning to Iran, Ward explained that the US ďhas had longstanding concerns that [it]...
  • Here's Hillary Clinton With a Truly Horrible Take On the 'Migration Issue'

    11/23/2018 12:40:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Splinter ^ | November 23, 2018 | Jack Crosbie
    Hillary Clinton popped back into the news cycle on Thanksgiving in the worst possible way, after the Guardian quoted her as saying, basically, that Europe needs to get harsher on migrants and refugees or else people like Donald Trump will keep winning elections. Just to reiterate this is a bad and terrible stance that only some kind of ultra-warped center-think could come up with. The interview took place before the midterms, according to the Guardian, and was published as part of the paper¬ís new ¬ďThe New Populism¬Ē series, which might explain why they decided to drop the quotes on Thanksgiving...
  • Ex-Officials Say They Were Paid To Attend Pro-MEK Events

    03/04/2011 5:17:30 PM PST · by nuconvert · 19 replies
    TPM ^ | Mar. 4, 2011
    Former Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton (D) and former CENTCOM Commander Anthony Zinni told the Inter Press Service that they were paid to appear at recent events supporting the MEK, an Iranian opposition group currently considered a terrorist organization by the State Department. Hamilton and Zinni are among the many big time former government officials and military leaders who have appeared at recent pro-MEK events sponsored by a group called Executive Action, LLC. (The events true organizers remain unclear, Executive Action's CEO Neil Livingstone would only tell TPM they included Iranian American groups.) Speakers at the events have portrayed the MEK...
  • Veterans Day: The Solitary World of a Vet

    11/11/2018 11:58:14 AM PST · by pboyington · 25 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 11, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    On Veterans Day, it is important for those who have never served to take a moment to understand the solitary world of a vet. Millions of vets are and have been successful in all endeavors. They are doctors, lawyers, business people and a thousand other professions. Not all have PTSD; not all are the troubled, brooding, street corner homeless guy, although they exist and need help desperately. No matter how successful a vet might be materially, more often than not, vets are often alone, mentally and spiritually each day and for the rest of their lives. Vetsí stories are all...
  • State Department lawyers removing references to ISIS 'genocide' against Christians

    07/25/2017 2:55:38 PM PDT · by Hadean · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 25, 2017 | Susan Crabtree
    Full title: State Department lawyers removing references to ISIS 'genocide' against Christians, other religious minorities The State Department's top lawyers are systematically removing the word "genocide" to describe the Islamic State's mass slaughter of Christians, Yazidis, and other ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria from speeches before they are delivered and other official documents, according to human rights activists and attorneys familiar with the policies. Additionally, Democratic senators are delaying confirmation of Mark Green, Trump's pick to head the U.S. Agency for International Development who has broad bipartisan support. These efforts guarantee that Obama-era policies that worked to exclude Iraq's...
  • Refugee from Iraq Accused of Making Two Bombs in Las Vegas for Attack

    11/05/2018 12:05:31 AM PST · by ZeroToHero · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/05/18 | John Binder
    A refugee living in the United States from Iraq has been arrested and charged with making two bombs in Las Vegas, Nevada and allegedly teaching undercover FBI investigators how to make and detonate the explosive devices. Ahmad Suhad Ahmad, a 30-year-old Iraqi refugee living in Tuscon, Arizona was busted by the FBI after the agency spent nearly two years operating an undercover sting where they say Ahmad built bombs and taught undercover agents how to do the same. According to the FBI, the Iraqi refugee built two bombs in a Las Vegas condo. Both of those bombs, investigators say, were...
  • Christians in Egypt bury their dead after attack

    11/03/2018 10:14:40 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    MINYA, Egypt (AP) -- Hundreds of Egyptian Christians attended a funeral service Saturday after seven people were killed in an ambush by Islamic State militants of buses carrying pilgrims to a remote desert monastery. „ÄźRelated„ÄĎIS attack on Christian pilgrims in Egypt kills 7 „ÄźRelated„ÄĎJapan, Egypt to work to bring stability to Middle East „ÄźRelated„ÄĎEgypt governor: Remove Disney figures from kindergartens The service at Prince Tadros church in the central city of Minya was held amid tight security. Minya's top cleric, Anba Makarios, led prayers over a row of six white coffins, all victims from the same family. A separate funeral...
  • In Egypt, Islamists Attack Coptic Christian Pilgrims

    11/03/2018 9:25:54 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | November 2, 2018 7:40 PM | Marlo Safi
    In Minya, Egypt, Coptic Christians were terrorized in another attack targeting the minority group on Friday. Islamic militants opened gunfire on two buses carrying Coptic Christians en route to an ancient monastery in Upper Egypt, killing seven and injuring more than eleven. Fridayís attack is one in a series of attacks on Egyptís ancient Christian community, which currently makes up between 10 and 15 percent of Egyptís population. Minya has the largest population of Christians in the country ó 35 percent of residents are Christians ó and experiences a lionís share of the sectarian attacks. According to Open Doors USAís...
  • At least 7 Coptic Christians killed in attack on buses in Egypt

    11/03/2018 9:00:41 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 3, 2018, 1:43 PM ET | Randa Ali & Ben Gittleson -CAIRO
    At least seven people were killed and at least 19 others were injured in an attack on several buses carrying Coptic Christians near a monastery in Egypt on Friday, according to a spokesperson for Egypt's Coptic Church. Gunmen attacked two buses and a microbus on a road near the Monastery of Saint Samuel the Confessor, in Minya, south of Cairo, the spokesperson said. One of the buses was carrying 28 members of a family that had traveled to the monastery for the baptism of one of its children, six of whom were injured, according to the spokesman. At least seven...
  • Islamic attack against Coptic Christians pilgrims kills at least 7 in Egypt

    11/03/2018 6:26:10 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-2-18 | none stated
    CAIRO Ė Islamic militants on Friday ambushed two buses carrying Christian pilgrims on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital of Cairo, killing seven and wounding up to 16, according to the Interior Ministry and security officials. Coptic Orthodox Church spokesman Boulos Halim said the death toll was likely to rise. Local church officials in Minya province where the attack took place put the death toll at 10, but the higher figure could not be confirmed. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which bore the hallmarks of Islamic militants who have for years...
  • Europe opens door to sanctions on Iran after terror plots in Denmark, Paris

    11/03/2018 7:05:52 PM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 3, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    European leaders are opening the door to possible sanctions on Iran in the wake of terror plots across the continent -- even as they criticize the Trump administration for reimposing sanctions on the Islamic Republicís oil exports and financial dealings. Denmarkís intelligence agency on Tuesday said that it had foiled an Iranian plot to kill an opposition activist, and had arrested a Norwegian of Iranian descent. The suspect has denied the allegations and is being held in custody. Iranís Foreign Ministry has denied any involvement and has issued a ďstrong protestĒ to the Danish government. The Wall Street Journal reported...
  • Polis slips up on role of National Guard; Sias calls foul ( Colorado )

    11/03/2018 1:09:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | November 2, 2018 | Joey Bunch
    Former fighter pilot Lang Sias, the Republican pick for Colorado lieutenant governor, called out Jared Polis Friday over a televised misstatement about the National Guard. On KUSA-9Newsí Next with Kyle Clark program Thursday, the Democratic nominee for governor said he wouldnít give President Trump access to Colorado Army National Guard troops to send to the U.S.-Mexico border if he thinks itís politically motivated. ďYou could use the same rational to not allow someone to fight in Afghanistan or Iraq,Ē Clark said to Polis. ďIs that dangerous?Ē Polis replied: ďWell, it wouldnít be Colorado National Guard units going to Afghanistan or...
  • Iran Admits To Facilitating 9/11 Terror Attacks

    06/08/2018 8:05:33 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 27 replies
    http://freebeacon.com ^ | June 8, 2018 6:03 pm | Adam Kredo
    Iranian officials, in a first, have admitted to facilitating the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the U.S. by secretly aiding the free travel of al Qaeda operatives who eventually went on to fly commercial airliners into the Twin Towers in New York City, according to new remarks from a senior Iranian official. Mohammad-Javad Larijani, an international affairs assistant in the Iran's judiciary, disclosed in Farsi-language remarks broadcast on Iran's state-controlled television that Iranian intelligence officials secretly helped provide the al Qaeda attackers with passage and gave them refuge in the Islamic Republic, according to an English translation published by Al Arabiya.
  • ISIS bomb expert blows himself up while making explosives

    10/31/2018 8:41:56 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 61 replies
    American Military News ^ | Cheryl Hinneburg
    An Iraqi terrorist, who had a reputation for being a bomb expert, died on Monday when a bomb that he was constructing blew up. Abu Moaaz, a bomb maker for ISIS, was manufacturing explosives in central Iraq, about 15 miles north of Baqubah when the explosion took place, The Daily Mail reported. He had recently supplied ISIS numerous explosive devices that were used to kill many people, including law enforcement.