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  • CRUZ: We Have No Business Getting in the Middle of the Syrian Civil War; Goal Should be to Defeat...

    10/08/2015 3:02:26 PM PDT · by Isara · 21 replies ^ | 10/08/15
    ICYMI: CRUZ: We Have No Business Getting in the Middle of the Syrian Civil War; Goal Should be to Defeat ISIS Speaks with WRKO’s Jeff KuhnerHOUSTON, Texas – Today U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, spoke with The Kuhner Report regarding the Obama administration’s disastrous foreign policy, the 2016 presidential race and the President’s decision to politicize the tragedy in Oregon.Below is an excerpt. Listen to the full interview here:Ted Cruz on the Kuhner Report (Audio)“I think it would be a mistake to get involved in the Syrian civil war. There have been voices in Washington eager for us to send...
  • The Conventional Wisdom on Putin is Dangerously Wrong It's not about 'order'it's about empire

    10/08/2015 5:28:01 AM PDT · by lbryce · 17 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | October 8,2015 | Aaron Mclean
    The official Washington line on Vladimir Putins military action is as follows: It is a mistake, demonstrating Russian weakness, sure to get the Russian military stuck in a quagmire, according to President Obama. Josh Earnest, the presidents press secretary, took that observation one further, comparing Putins policies to those of the Bush administration (the sickest of White House burns) by arguing the Russians will not succeed in imposing a military solution just as the U.S. did not succeed in imposing one in Iraq. Adopting the characteristic snark of his boss, at a later press conference Earnest assessed Putin not to...
  • Russia says its bombing ISIS in Syria. This map shows its lying.

    10/08/2015 10:05:57 AM PDT · by Sam's Army · 58 replies
    Vox ^ | October 7, 2015 | Zack Beauchamp
    When Russia started bombing in Syria last week, it said it was targeting ISIS a claim it's stuck to pretty consistently in the past week. But this map of Russian airstrikes in Syria so far, put together by the Levantine Group, tells a very different story. The Levantine Group's analysts used a proprietary network of sources, cross-checked with open-source media and information released by the Russian Ministry of Defense, to determine the locations hit by Russian planes. This map shows those strikes overlaid on territory controlled by Bashar al-Assad's regime, by anti-Assad rebels, by ISIS, and by Kurdish forces....
  • How to Roll Back Russia

    10/08/2015 1:22:17 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 104 replies
    Commentary ^ | 7 Oct 15 | Max Boot
    28 Shares A Every day seems to bring an escalation of the Russian military involvement in Syria. First it was airstrikes from more than 30 warplanes that Russia has positioned in Syria. Now its cruise missile strikes from warships in the Caspian Sea. Soon, if hints from Moscow are to be believed, Russian volunteers a.k.a. Little Green Men will be showing up in Syria to engage in ground combat alongside Iranian and Assad forces. President Obama can pretend that this is no big deal and that Russia is getting sucked into a quagmire, but this is a serious...
  • Beware Putin and His 'Anti-Hitler Coalition'

    10/08/2015 3:58:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Contrary to the principles of American foreign policy of the last 70 years, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry tacitly invited Russia to "help" monitor things in the Middle East. Now they are learning that there are lots of Middle East scenarios far worse than the relative quiet Iraq that the Obama administration inherited in January 2009 -- and soon abandoned.</p>
  • Megyn Kelly Analyzes Disturbing New Twist Involving Clock Kid Ahmed Mohameds Father

    10/08/2015 1:16:21 PM PDT · by detective · 43 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct. 8, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    On Wednesday night, Fox News host Megyn Kelly reported on a disturbing new twist in the story of Ahmed Mohamed, the Texas teenager who became an overnight celebrity after officials at his high school took precautions and treated his homemade clock as a possible hoax bomb.
  • Reality from the TV Series Homeland

    10/08/2015 3:52:35 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 33 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 8 Oct 15 | Christopher W. Holton
    This is a brief clip from the season premier of Homeland and its important, because, in the clip, a CIA operative speaks truth to power. In the video, the CIA operative explains that the Jihadists strategy is based on centuries-old Islamic doctrine to form a Caliphate. He also questions whether or not the US has any real strategy to combat the enemy threat doctrine. I must warn you, the clip is NOT safe for work as it contains harsh language. But if you are not offended by bad language, I urge you to take two minutes and view this. And...
  • Our Lady of Victory

    10/07/2015 8:02:26 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 20 replies
    Understanding The Threat ^ | 7 Oct 15 | John Guandolo
    Today, October 7th, the free West celebrates and remembers that on this date in 1571 the last great naval battle of oared ships took place in the Gulf of Corinth (Greece). Known as the Battle of Lepanto where the Muslims had their fleet this was the first defeat of the Muslim Turks at sea by Christian forces.
  • Hollande warns of total war if MidEast conflict not solved

    10/07/2015 1:08:56 PM PDT · by traumer · 16 replies
    Europe must live up to the challenge of an upheaval that has forced hundreds of thousands of refugees to flee Syria, where everyone including Iran, Russia and the West must seek a political solution, French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday. Speaking alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Hollande said the risk of failure was "total war" and that Europe, if slow to grasp the scale of the refugee exodus, had now made a start. As for Syria, Hollande reiterated the Paris line that any solution for Syria had to be based on...
  • Suitcase nukes closer to fiction than reality

    10/07/2015 8:44:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/06/2015
    Members of Congress have warned about the dangers of suitcase nuclear weapons. Hollywood has made television shows and movies about them. Even the Federal Emergency Management Agency has alerted Americans to a threat information the White House includes on its website. But government experts and intelligence officials say such a threat gets vastly more attention than it deserves. These officials said a true suitcase nuke would be highly complex to produce, require significant upkeep and cost a small fortune. Counterproliferation authorities do not completely rule out the possibility that these portable devices once existed. But they do not think...
  • Decoding Putin's new narrative for Syria

    10/07/2015 12:44:58 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Tuesday, October 6, 2015 | Sandhya Jain
    Russia's launch of air strikes against the Islamic State in Syria has given a leash of life to the Syrian President. It has forced Washington to reconsider regime change as the cornerstone of its foreign policy architecture The Russians have arrived in West Asia, with a bang, with air strikes against the terrorist Islamic State (Dawlat al-Islamiyah f'al-Iraq w Belaad al-Sham, or Daesh, in Arabic), giving a new leash of life to the beleaguered Syrian President. Their arrival has strengthened Iran, the sole regional ally of the Damascus regime, given a fillip to the Shia Crescent from Iran to Iraq...
  • Kasparov: Putin's Goal in Syria Is Chaos

    10/07/2015 11:52:13 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 25 replies
    newsweek ^ | 10/7 | kasparov
    ...The greatest danger isn't in confronting Putin, it's in waiting so long to do so that the stakes will be incredibly high. The longer we wait, the more confident he becomes and the more dangerous the eventual confrontation will be. Stopping Putin will be harder now than it would have been two years ago, but easier than it will be a year from now.
  • Nuclear smugglers sought extremist buyers

    10/07/2015 8:23:34 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 7 , 2015
    Gangs with suspected Russian ties sought to sell radioactive material through Moldova to buyers from the Middle East, including the Islamic State group. CHISINAU, Moldova In the backwaters of Eastern Europe, authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts in the past five years by gangs with suspected Russian connections that sought to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists, The Associated Press has learned. The latest known case came in February this year, when a smuggler offered a huge cache of deadly cesium enough to contaminate several city blocks and specifically sought a buyer from...
  • Netanyahu: 'Were in the midst of a wave of terror'

    10/07/2015 10:35:23 AM PDT · by amorphous · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7 OCT 2015 | TOVAH LAZAROFF
    Netanyahu says the best way to defeat terror is by maintaining composure and national resilience. Were in the midst of a wave of terror, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday, after a week in which Palestinian violence against Israelis spiked. Three incidents occurred just on Wednesday alone, in which Israelis were stabbed and stoned by Palestinians in Kiryat Gat, Jerusalem and the West Bank road that leads to the capitals Har Homa neighborhood.
  • The GOP Field and Jihad: Where each leading candidate stands

    10/07/2015 6:45:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/06/2015 | Carol Brown
    As the world faces the rising threat of Islamic supremacy, the number of leaders speaking the whole hideous truth about this evil can be counted on one hand. If GOP presidential candidates are our future, will any of them rise to the occasion and be a bold voice for truth when speaking about this force that seeks to destroy us? I decided to find out. Below is a snapshot of where the top six candidates stand on the threat of jihad, with a focus on four sub-topics noted below: Islamic law (sharia)Immigration jihad (hijra), addressed in the context of...
  • Russia Declares Holy War on Islamic State

    10/06/2015 7:29:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim ^ | 10/6/15 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The Orthodox Christian Church, which is reclaiming its traditional role in post-Soviet Russia, has described its governments fight against the Islamic State and other jihadi groups in Syria as a holy war.According to Vsevolod Chaplin, head of the Churchs Public Affairs Department, The fight with terrorism is a holy battle and today our country is perhaps the most active force in the world fighting it. The Russian Federation has made a responsible decision on the use of armed forces to defend the People of Syria from the sorrows caused by the arbitrariness of terrorists. Christians are suffering in the region...
  • Showtime's "Homeland": Art Imitates Life Imitating Art

    10/06/2015 5:23:37 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 20 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-6-2015 | MOTUS
    Art may imitate life, but life imitates television. apologies to Woody AllenWhat the hecks up with Showtime? I hope their income taxes are up to date. Did you see this, from Sundays premiere of Homeland?They are going to be placed on somebodys enemies list, and Im not talking about ISIS.Its like art imitating life, imitating art. Or something.Posted from: Michelle Obamas Mirror
  • Sydney Shooter Labelled Hero Of The Islamic People On Social Media

    10/06/2015 2:33:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 10/5/15 | Simon Kent
    The teenage terrorist who executed a NSW Police Force employee in Sydney was lauded as a hero of the Islamic people on a social media page, which was quickly removed at the request of police.Fifteen-year-old Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar, who was born in Iran and had an Iraqi-Kurdish background, was killed during a shoot-out with special constables outside police headquarters in the western Sydney suburb of Parramatta last Friday. Moments earlier he had shot finance worker Curtis Cheng in the back as he left the building.According to The Sydney Morning Herald, on one of the Facebook pages that have emerged...
  • Saudi opposition clerics make sectarian call to jihad in Syria

    10/05/2015 7:33:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 5, 2015 | Angus McDowall
    Dozens of Islamist Saudi Arabian clerics have called on Arab and Muslim countries to "give all moral, material, political and military" support to what they term a jihad, or holy war, against Syria's government and its Iranian and Russian backers. Although the clerics who signed the online statement are not affiliated with the government, their strong sectarian and anti-Christian language reflects mounting anger among many Saudis over Russian and Iranian involvement in Syria's civil war. Russia last week started air strikes against Syrian opposition targets that it describes as aimed at weakening the jihadist Islamic State group, a move Riyadh...
  • Bombshell: ISIS just hours from destruction ('It won't take very long at all to drive them out')

    10/05/2015 4:53:25 PM PDT · by amorphous · 71 replies
    WND ^ | 5 Oct 2015 | Chelsea Schilling
    A top terror expert says ISIS is now so weak that it could be decimated within hours. According to a London Express report Monday evening, Russian airstrikes, unruly leadership and numerous defections have destabilized the terror organization to the point that it wouldnt be capable of fighting off even a small attack. Terror analyst Dr. Afzal Ashraf told the paper that ISIS has drastically exaggerated its military power, prompting an international counterattack. Ashraf urged Western leaders to act now to wipe out the jihadi group. The U.S. has led a coalition of airstrikes against ISIS. The New York Times reported...
  • Syrian insurgents vow to attack Russian forces as Moscow hints at ground role

    10/05/2015 10:59:39 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 19 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 5, 2015 | Alec Luhn and Kareem Shaheen
    More than 40 Syrian insurgent groups have vowed to attack Russian forces in retaliation for Moscows air campaign, in a show of unity among the usually fragmented rebels against what they called the occupiers of Syria. The 41 Syrian rebel groups, which included powerful factions such as Ahrar al-Sham, Islam Army and the Levant Front, said Russia had joined the war in Syria after president Bashar Assads forces were on the verge of a crushing defeat. The insurgents warning came as the chairman of Russias parliamentary defense committee suggested that Russian volunteer units could join with forces fighting for Syrias...
  • Kremlin Says Russian Volunteer Forces Will Fight in Syria

    10/05/2015 10:03:24 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 5, 2015 | Andrew Kramer
    MOSCOW Russia signaled deepening intervention Monday in the Syria war, strongly hinting that its volunteer ground forces would soon be fighting there, as NATO officials warned the Kremlin after a Russian warplane invaded Turkeys airspace. The unfolding developments reflected a dangerous new superpower entanglement in the war, which has left a quarter-million dead and half the countrys population displaced since it began more than four years ago. The addition of Russia ground forces to the aerial assaults already underway by Russian warplanes particularly threatens to undermine Turkeys policy in Syria, which aims for the establishment of a safe zone...
  • NATO denounces Russian incursion into Turkish air space

    10/05/2015 9:59:40 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 5, 2015 | AYLA JEAN YACKLEY AND HUMEYRA PAMUK
    The United States and its NATO allies denounced Russia on Monday for violating Turkish air space along the frontier with Syria, and Ankara threatened to respond if provoked again, raising the prospect of direct confrontation between the Cold War enemies. NATO held an emergency meeting of ambassadors of its 28 member states to respond to what Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called "unacceptable violations of Turkish air space" after Turkey said a Russian jet had crossed its frontier. NATO members "strongly protest" and "condemn" incursions into Turkish and NATO territory, the alliance said. "Allies also note the extreme danger of such irresponsible...
  • NATO denounces Russian incursion into Turkish air space

    10/05/2015 9:44:17 AM PDT · by keat · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Oct 5, 2015 12:28pm EDT | Ayla Jean Yackley and Humeyra Pamuk
    The United States and its NATO allies denounced Russia on Monday for violating Turkish air space along the frontier with Syria, and Ankara threatened to respond if provoked again, raising the prospect of direct confrontation between the Cold War enemies. NATO held an emergency meeting of ambassadors of its 28 member states to respond to what Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called "unacceptable violations of Turkish air space" after Turkey said a Russian jet had crossed its frontier. NATO members "strongly protest" and "condemn" incursions into Turkish and NATO territory, the alliance said. "Allies also note the extreme danger of such irresponsible...
  • Saudi Clerics Call for Jihad Against Syrian Government, Russia, Iran

    10/05/2015 9:17:01 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | 10/5/15 | Reuters
    Dozens of Islamist Saudi Arabian clerics have called on Arab and Muslim countries to "give all moral, material, political and military" support to what they term a jihad, or holy war, against Syria's government and its Iranian and Russian backers. Although the clerics who signed the online statement are not affiliated with the government, their strong sectarian and anti-Christian language reflects mounting anger among many Saudis over Russian and Iranian involvement in Syria's civil war. Russia last week started airstrikes against Syrian opposition targets that it describes as aimed at weakening the jihadist Islamic State group, a move Riyadh has...
  • REVEALED: Daring raids by SAS heroes leave 200 evil jihadis DEAD

    10/05/2015 10:36:13 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 20 replies
    Daily Express ^ | 5th October 2015 | Rebecca Perring
    'SAS TROOPS armed with sniper rifles and heavy machine guns have killed at least 200 evil Islamic State (ISIS) extremists in a series of deadly raids in the past year. Soldiers from the elite fighting unit have eliminated the barbaric terrorists in war-torn Syria and Iraq by calling in air strikes, carrying out deadly ambushes and using long-range sniper fire. They have even organised groups of Peshmerga fighters - forces in Iraqi Kurdistan who are fighting the blood-thirsty terror group - into guerrilla units. In one of the most effective raids British special forces destroyed an entire 20-vehicle fuel convoy,...
  • NYC Police Ignore Muslim Brotherhood Assault on the Streets of New York

    10/05/2015 7:12:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/05/2015 | By Joe Herring and Mark Christian
    New York City residents were treated to a glimpse of their (and our!) future recently when Egyptian journalists in town to cover the visit of Egyptian president Al-Sisi to the U.N. were assaulted by Muslim Brotherhood agents -- in full view of New York City police. The journalists were assaulted verbally and physically while New York’s finest looked on, deigning to intervene in much the same way a schoolteacher does with a recalcitrant student – tut-tutting and tsk-tsking – rather than apprehending and jailing the violent assaulters as one would expect on the streets of an American city. In...
  • Ankara Furious As Russian Jets Violate Turkish Airspace

    10/05/2015 4:53:50 AM PDT · by Fennie · 24 replies
    UT ^ | October 5, 2015
    Turkey opposes Russia's military intervention in Syria. Turkey scrambles fighter jets to intercept Russian warplanes that Ankara says violated its airspace. The Russians were allegedly making their way to Syria to carry out bombings to support Syria's Assad regime. Turkey opposes Russia's intervention in wartorn Syria and officials have warned that any further violations may be responded to more harshly.
  • Netanyahu Says Ties With Russia Good, Doesn't Join Criticism of Syria Attacks

    10/04/2015 9:02:16 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 40 replies ^ | October 04, 2015
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that he unsure how Russia's recent military intervention in Syria will affect the situation there, but insisted that Jerusalem and Moscow were on good terms. "We don't want to go back to the days when, you know, Russia and Israel were in an adversarial position," said Netanyahu in an interview recorded for broadcast on Sunday on "CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS. "I think we've changed the relationship. And it's, on the whole, good." Russia bombed the Islamic State group's Syrian stronghold Saturday and vowed to press its aerial campaign despite criticism from Washington and...
  • Russian Air Force Strikes ISIS in Al-Raqqa and East Aleppo: Terrorists Suffer Heavy Casualties

    10/05/2015 12:00:08 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 114 replies
    AlMasdar ^ | 10-5-2015 | Leth Fadel
    Over the last 48 hours, the Russian Air Force has targeted the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) with relentless airstrikes above the provincial capital of the Al-Raqqa Governorate and the terrorist groups stronghold inside the Deir Hafer Plains in the Aleppo Governorates eastern countryside. On Sunday morning, the Russian Air Force struck ISIS again with a flurry of airstrikes above the Tabaqa Military Airport and the Tabaqa National Hospital, destroying another weapons depot belonging to the terrorist located inside the storage facility that is situated to the north of the military barracks. Meanwhile, to the east of the...
  • "I yelled please help me! and they just spat at me"

    10/05/2015 3:02:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    i24 News ^ | 10/4/15
    Adele Benita, one of the surviving victims of Saturday's terror attack in Jerusalem's Old City, gave a chilling account of how the stabbing attack, that killed her husband and another man who came to the family's help, unfolded and how her cries for help were ignored as she herself was stabbed repeatedly. I yelled please help me! and they just spat at me, Benita told the Israeli Ynet news site of the surrounding Palestinian store owners, whom she said stood by as the Palestinian terrorist, 19-year-old Muhanad Halabi, stabbed her husband to death in an alleyway near Lions Gate in...
  • Carson: Terrorists 'would be fools' not to try infiltrating refugees

    10/03/2015 6:31:39 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies ^ | Mark Hensch
    GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson said on Friday that he opposes admitting Syrian refugees inside Americas borders. To bring into this country groups infiltrated with jihadists makes no sense, he told listeners in Des Moines, according to ABC News. At some point you have to use common sense and judgment, Carson said. "If you are part of the global jihadist movement, and you see large numbers of people from your area moving into the United States, wouldnt you want to infiltrate them? They would be fools not to [try], the retired neurosurgeon added of extremists. "Why would we do something...
  • Trump and Carson's attacks on Muslims worry some GOP elders

    10/03/2015 1:57:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Independent Mail ^ | October 2, 2015 | Steve Peoples, The Associated Press
    The candidates atop the GOP presidential field are ramping up political attacks aimed at Muslims, a move designed to appeal to hardline conservatives. But party elders worry that escalating anti-immigrant rhetoric could cost Republicans the White House in 2016. The aggressive words, in particular from front-runners Donald Trump and Ben Carson, have exacerbated a widening rift between the GOP's pragmatic and ideological wings as the party tries to avoid losing a third consecutive presidential election. His relationship with the nation's Hispanic community already strained, Trump vowed on Wednesday to deport any Syrian refugee taken in by the U.S. Most likely...
  • Ben Carson calls on IRS to target Muslim advocacy group

    10/03/2015 10:34:46 AM PDT · by celmak · 35 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 10/02/2015 | Aliyah Frumin
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is going after an influential U.S. Islamic group, arguing it violated the federal tax code after its executive director recently called on Carson to withdraw from the race following his controversial remarks about Muslims. The retired neurosurgeon started a petition on Thursday asking supporters to encourage the Internal Revenue Service to take away the Council on Islamic-American Relations tax exempt status.
  • GOPs 2016 Festival of Hate: Its Already the Most Racist Presidential Campaign Ever

    09/29/2015 2:01:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 29, 2015 | Dean Obeidallah, Palestinian-American Comedian
    It’s not just Trump. Cruz, Carson, others—it’s a festival of hate out there. And it’s only going to get worse, and worse.It appears that the GOP has traded in its dog whistle for a bullhorn when it comes to bigotry in the 2016 race for president. It’s as if the Republican presidential candidates are regressing to a time long gone. There was a time decades ago that conservatives, and even Democrats like George Wallace, could and would openly demonize minorities in the most vile terms to attract white voters. But soon they realized the need to be subtler because times...
  • Qaddafi Warns France: If I Go Down, You Will Be Flooded With "Millions Of Blacks" (2011)

    10/04/2015 12:24:12 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 59 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 7, 2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    Qaddafi's latest gambit: Convince the European public that they really want him to stick around, with all the stability that entails. "There are millions of blacks who could come to the Mediterranean to cross to France and Italy, and Libya plays a role in security in the Mediterranean."
  • Middle East would be more stable if Saddam, Gaddafi still in power: Trump

    10/04/2015 11:31:04 AM PDT · by Mariner · 159 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 4th, 2015 | by Emily Stephenson
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said on Sunday the Middle East would be more stable if Muammar Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein were still in power in Libya and Iraq, saying it's "not even a contest". Trump mentioned the countries in comparison to current efforts to drive Syrian President Bashar al-Assad out of power. "You can make the case, if you look at Libya, look at what we did there, it's a mess," Trump said on NBC. "If you look at Saddam Hussein with Iraq, look what we did there, it's a mess. It's going to be...
  • Gulf states plan military response as Putin raises the stakes in Syria

    10/04/2015 5:10:35 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 60 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 4, 2015 | Emma Graham-Harrison and Saeed Kamali Dehghan
    Russian fighter jets launched from a new airbase in Syria have persuaded western critics to mute their demands for the removal of President Bashar al-Assad, but another group of his opponents sees Moscows intervention as more provocative than decisive. Regional powers have quietly, but effectively, channelled funds, weapons and other support to rebel groups making the biggest inroads against the forces from Damascus. In doing so, they are investing heavily in a conflict which they see as part of a wider regional struggle for influence with bitter rival Iran. In a week when Russia made dozens of bombing raids, those...
  • The Moscow-Washington-Tehran Axis of Evil

    10/04/2015 6:59:56 AM PDT · by w4women · 28 replies
    Accuracy in the Media ^ | October 2, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    The conventional wisdom is that Vladimir Putin has blindsided Barack Obama in the Middle East, catching the U.S. off-guard. Its another Obama failure, were told. Obama administration scrambles as Russia attempts to seize initiative in Syria, is how a Washington Post headline described it. A popular cartoon shows Putin kicking sand in the faces of Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry on a beach. - snip - Heres how her story began: Moscows rapid military buildup in Syria is a result of the reset in relations forged with the Russian and Iranian governments by the Barack Obama administration. The...
  • Egypt says Russia's intervention in Syria will counter terrorism

    10/03/2015 10:00:50 PM PDT · by Mariner · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 3rd, 2015 | by Eric Knecht
    Russia's intervention in Syria will curtail the spread of terrorism and help deal a fatal blow to Islamic State in the war-torn country, Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said on Saturday. Russia launched air strikes in Syria on Wednesday in its biggest Middle East intervention in decades, marking a dramatic escalation in a more than four-year-old civil war in which every major country in the region has a stake. "Russia's entrance, given its potential and capabilities, is something we see is going to have an effect on limiting terrorism in Syria and eradicating it," Shoukry said in a televised interview...
  • The Doctrine of Abrogation: How Muslims Reconciles Conflicting Koranic Verses of War and Peace

    10/04/2015 7:15:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 12/7/2013 | by Baron Bodissey
    In the comments on Geert Wilders’ open letter to Pope Francis, a reader named MH indicated that he was unfamiliar with — or was pretending to be unfamiliar with — the Islamic doctrine of abrogation as it applies to contradictory verses within the Koran.In a nutshell, any earlier verse of the Koran is considered “abrogated” if a later verse contradicts it. The chronology of the suras of the Koran has been well-established by a consensus of Islamic scholars, so an observant Muslim can be in no doubt as to whether any particular verse of the Koran is binding upon...
  • Putin Reportedly Sending 150,000 Troops To Syria To Wipe Out ISIS

    10/04/2015 5:54:15 AM PDT · by Strategy · 185 replies
    The New Indian Express ^ | October 4, 2015 | By ANI
    LONDON: Russian President Vladimir Putin is reportedly sending 150,000 soldiers to Syria to wipe out the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). According to The Daily Star, he is apparently mounting an enormous military mission to take control of the terror group's stronghold of Raqqa. Raqqa is the self-declared capital of ISIS which is patrolled by as many as 5,000 jihadi members. Putin is set to mobilise 150,000 reservists whom he conscripted into the military earlier this week.
  • In Australia, seeds of Islamic radicalism sown early (barf alert)

    10/04/2015 5:44:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | Sun Oct 4, 2015 2:08am EDT | Morag MacKinnon
    The Australian governments focus on national security and the war on terror to tackle Islamic extremism, rather than social cohesion and inclusion, has helped create an environment for radicalized Muslim youth to emerge in disproportionate numbers, experts say.Authorities in Australia are grappling with a rise in violence perpetrated by teenagers at home as well as battling to halt the flow of those who are attempting to travel to Syria to fight with Islamic extremists. The murder of a police accountant in Sydney on Friday by a boy of Iraqi-Kurdish descent is the latest in a spate of attacks linked to...
  • Largest US Foreign Policy Blunder Since Vietnam: Iran Readies Massive Syrian Ground Invasion

    10/03/2015 8:23:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/03/2015 | Tyler Durden
    On Thursday, in Mid-East Coup: As Russia Pounds Militant Targets, Iran Readies Ground Invasions While Saudis Panic, we attempted to cut through all of the Western and Russian media propaganda on the way to describing what Moscows involvement in Syria actually portends for the global balance of power. Here are a few excerpts that summarize whats taking shape in the Middle East: Putin looks to have viewed this as the ultimate geopolitical win-win. That is, Russia gets to i) expand its influence in the Middle East in defiance of Washington and its allies, a move that also helps to...
  • U.S. Kurdish allies welcome Russian air strikes in Syria

    10/03/2015 5:52:37 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 27 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | Oct. 2, 2015 | Roy Gutman
    Three days into its bombing campaign in Syria, Russia on Friday at last targeted Islamic State positions, striking at the defacto capital of the terror organization and at least one other site. The Russian strikes at the Islamic State came after two days in which its aircraft attacked locations belonging to other fighting groups opposed to Syrian President Bashar Assad, including CIA-supported rebels, sparking calls for the Obama administration to do something to protect fighters it had trained and equipped. But President Barack Obama made clear that the U.S. had no plans to deepen its role in Syria. Were not...
  • Ron Johnson: U.S. ground troops needed in Syria (echos McCain and Graham)

    10/03/2015 7:06:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    Journal Times ^ | 10/2/15 | MARK SOMMERHAUSER
    U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said he favors committing U.S. ground troops to a multinational military coalition that would enter Syria and create safe zones for refugees fleeing the war-torn nation. Johnson, a first-term Republican, spoke Friday at Madison-Kipp Corp. in Madison, at an event to mark Wisconsin Manufacturing Month. -snip- Johnson said he doesnt know how many U.S. ground troops would be required for the effort. Russias recent involvement in the region may complicate it, he added. -snip- Johnsons Syria stance puts him in line with other hawkish GOP senators, including Republicans Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and John McCain...
  • Watch: Murder in the Old City

    10/03/2015 3:28:19 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/10/15
    ..... Video The video was filmed near the Lion's Gate of the Old City, and in it gunfire, screams and a baby crying can be heard as the mayhem unfolds. At around 12 seconds into the video the terrorist, wearing a black sweatshirt, can apparently be seen stabbing a victim in a white shirt from behind. He follows after his falling victim and repeatedly stabs him on the ground. Shouts of "Allahu akbar" (Allah is greater), traditionally shouted by terrorists as they attack, is heard around the same time. In the attack the terrorist attacked a family with a...
  • BOMBSHELL: Obama Makes SICK Move To SABOTAGE Netanyahus Incredible Speech At The U.N.

    This is how pathetic Obama is. Just as the leader of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu was set to speak in front of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Thursday, President Barack Obama pulled U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power out to have a (fake) meeting. Obama is such an embarrassment it is absolutely incomprehensible. He uses scumbag ghetto tactics. He never, EVER should have become president of the GREATEST COUNTRY ON PLANET EARTH. It is sickening frankly. A State Department spokesperson told Breitbart that Ambassador Power and Secretary Kerry were...
  • Mr Netanyahu: Its time to #ENDARABOCCUPATION of Israel; Release the Levy Report

    10/03/2015 6:09:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/03/15 | Diane Weber Bederman
    It is time to take back Israel. It is time to reclaim what belongs to the Jewish People from time immemorial and reconfirmed in modern times How do you find a compromise with people whose government pays a lifelong dividend to the families of those they proudly call martyrs; those who target civilians: children, women and men, grandparents, in cafs, on beaches, in hotels, on Holy Sites, and who attack cars and buses with impunity? How do you develop empathy for people who idolize these murderers, these terrorists, by naming streets and plazas after them, joyfully acknowledging their arrival in...
  • Eurotunnel services suspended as migrants storm tunnel

    10/03/2015 6:43:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 56 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/3/15 | Patrick Sawer
    Eurotunnel services were suspended on Saturday after more than 200 migrants broke into its French terminal in a massive and organised assault. Passenger and freight services through the tunnel were halted for several hours while French police struggled to contain the invasion and remove the migrants. Two police officers and four migrants suffered minor injuries during scuffles, local authorities of the Pas-de-Calais region said. Around 100 of the migrants managed to walk as far as 15 kilometres into the Channel Tunnel during the mass break-in before police intervened to stop them getting any further.