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  • U.S.: Iran missile test 'likely' violated U.N. resolution

    10/12/2015 3:31:52 PM PDT · by McGruff · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | October 12, 2015 | Jim Sciutto
    Iran's test this weekend of a new surface-to-surface ballistic missile "likely" violated a U.N. resolution, an administration official told CNN on Monday. Based on information the administration has so far, the test appears to be in violation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1929, which stipulates that Iran cannot engage in any activities related to ballistic missiles.
  • Carson: 'I Would Establish a No-Fly Zone' Along Turkish Border

    10/11/2015 10:07:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 86 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/8/15 | Bill Hoffmann
    Dr. Ben Carson has joined the growing chorus of outrage over Russian President Vladimir Putin's military muscle flexing, telling Newsmax TV a no-fly zone should be created along the Turkish border. A sophisticated missile defense system should also be put in place to keep Russia's fighter jets in check, according to Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon seeking the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. "Vladimir Putin has expansionist ideas. He wants to really re-establish a worldwide Soviet influence," Carson told Newsmax TV's Steve Malzberg in an interview aired Thursday. "He was very unhappy with the dissolution [of the Soviet Union]. Now he's...
  • Worst media headline in history: Slates spin on stabbing attacks against Jews is unreal

    10/12/2015 2:49:39 PM PDT · by Torcert · 18 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 12, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Stabbings attacks against Jews continue in and around Israel: A series of stabbing attacks have resulted in the deaths of three alleged Palestinian attackers and resulted in several more Israelis and Palestinians being injured as violence intensifies in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. Writing on Twitter, Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that four apparent stabbing incidents took place in Jerusalem on Monday. The spokesman said a Palestinian assailant was shot dead on Monday night after stabbing an Israeli soldier on a bus entering Jerusalem. The soldier was lightly injured. Heres how Slate reported it:There have been at least...
  • Christie would shoot down Russian planes, commit U.S. troops vs. ISIS in Syria

    10/12/2015 2:45:32 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 75 replies ^ | October 12, 2015 | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    GOP presidential candidate Gov. Chris Christie savaged President Obama's escalation-averse foreign policy in Syria this morning, saying he would create a "no-fly" zone in the areas where Russian air strikes have targeted U.S.-supported insurgent groups and even commit U.S. ground forces against ISIS. On Fox News, Christie said the first thing Christie would do in Syria would be to "call Putin, and tell him, 'Listen, we're enforcing a no-fly zone against everyone, and that includes you, so: Don't test me.'" "And then he flies through your territory?" asked host Martha MacCallum. "You take him down," answered Christie, without hesitation. "You...
  • Leaflets dropped by Russians: 40 types of bombs awaiting you. No escape (above/underground/bunkers)

    10/12/2015 2:11:01 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 41 replies ^ | 10/12/2015 |
    Rami ‏@RamiAlLolah · 3h3 hours ago Leaflets dropped by #Russia|ns: 40 types of bombs awaiting you. No escape (above/underground/bunkers/shelters) #Syria
  • Turkey threatens the major prospects for Eastern Med gas supply (Beware Russia blocking Med gas)

    10/12/2015 7:34:22 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 6 replies
    Security Europe ^ | June 22, 2015 | Ariel Cohen
    As Europe seeks to diversify its sources of natural gas as an alternative to the politically sensitive Russian supply, a massive off-shore gas source in the Mediterranean is ready for exploration and drilling. There are game-changing stakes at play. Unfortunately, the Turkish leadership has threatened to use force to stop this from happening. Last October, Turkey sent the BARBAROS, its geophysics exploration ship, accompanied by naval vessels, into the Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone waters. In November 2014, Turkish naval commander Admiral Bülent Bostanoğlu threatened the use of force against Greece, while speaking on board a Turkish naval corvette in Greek...
  • While at State, Clinton chief of staff held job negotiating with Abu Dhabi

    10/12/2015 2:04:58 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 12, 2015 | By Rosalind S. Helderman
    For the four years that Hillary Rodham Clinton was secretary of state, her longtime friend and adviser Cheryl D. Mills served next to her as chief of staff. Clinton has said Mills helped her run the State Departments sprawling bureaucracy, oversaw key priorities such as food safety, global health policy and LGBT rights, and acted as my principal liaison to the White House on sensitive matters. At State, she was unpaid, officially designated as a temporary expert-consultant a status that allowed her to continue to collect outside income while serving as chief of staff. She reported that NYU paid...
  • Op-Ed: The Palestinian Victimhood Narrative as an Obstacle to Peace

    10/12/2015 1:33:23 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Oct. 12 , 2015 | Arutz Sheva
    The false Palestinian narrative of one-sided victimhood is a major hindrance to all peace efforts. Global actors must help the Palestinians move beyond wallowing in self-pity and ritual bashing of Israel, and towards difficult compromises.
  • Breaking on Twitter: Extremely huge explosion rocked Baghdad, Casualties unknown yet..

    10/12/2015 2:06:54 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 19 replies ^ | 10/12/2015 |
    Rami ‏@RamiAlLolah · 2h2 hours ago Double extremely huge explosions rocked #Baghdad a while ago.. Casualties unknown yet.. #Iraq بهرامpirzadGeddy DavisIntifadahFdeStVمتفائل من العراقarbaramziDaniele MonigattiErcenk Rami ‏@RamiAlLolah · 2h2 hours ago Extremely huge explosion rocked #Baghdad a while ago.. #Iraq
  • Amid Russian airstrikes, a Putin craze takes hold in Mideast

    10/12/2015 1:14:50 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 46 replies ^ | Oct 12, 2:55 PM EDT | ZEINA KARAMVIVIAN SALAMA
    Oct 12, 2:55 PM EDT Amid Russian airstrikes, a Putin craze takes hold in Mideast ZEINA KARAMVIVIAN SALAMA Associated pressAssociated press BEIRUT (AP) -- Amid the ornate walls of Damascus' famed Omayyad Mosque, preacher Maamoun Rahmeh stood before worshippers last week, declaring Russian President Vladimir Putin a "giant and beloved leader" who has "destroyed the myth of the self-aggrandizing America." Posters of Putin are popping up on cars and billboards elsewhere in parts of Syria and Iraq, praising the Russian military intervention in Syria as one that will redress the balance of power in the region. The Russian leader is...
  • Syria Kurds, Arabs form joint military force

    10/12/2015 1:16:57 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 9 replies
    AFP ^ | 12 Oct 15 | Unknown
    Syria's leading Kurdish militia and several Arab rebel groups that have fought alongside it have formalised their alliance in a new group called the Syrian Democratic Forces. The formation of the alliance comes after Washington said it was abandoning a plan to train and equip rebels to fight the Islamic State group and could provide the US with a new partner in the battle against the jihadist group. The alliance was announced in a statement published online by a spokesman for the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG). "The sensitive stage through which our country Syria is passing and the rapid...
  • Syrian Kurds, Arab Rebels and Assyrians Form New Alliance

    10/12/2015 12:41:43 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 6 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 12 Oct 15 | Jack Moore
    A U.S.-backed Syrian-Kurdish militia, a number of Arab rebel groups and an Assyrian Christian group in Syria have formed a coalition to build a democratic representation for a number of moderate parties within Syria, according to a statement seen by Reuters on Monday. The new alliance, which is calling itself the Democratic Forces of Syria, includes the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) that beat back the Islamic State (ISIS) with the support of U.S. airstrikes in the Syrian-Kurdish border town of Kobani earlier this year. The YPG continues to battle the radical Islamist group in areas of northeastern Syria and...
  • UK should 'enforce Syria no-fly zone even if Russia vetoes UN resolution'

    10/12/2015 9:54:38 AM PDT · by McGruff · 10 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12 October 2015 | Patrick Wintour
    Britain and its western allies should be prepared to enforce a no-fly zone inside Syria to protect refugees even if Russia vetoes a UN resolution, the Labour co-chair of the all-party parliamentary group on Syria has said. Jo Cox, working in conjunction with the former Conservative international development secretary Andrew Mitchell, is pressing the British government to develop a new comprehensive diplomatic political and military strategy focused on protecting Syrian civilians against attacks both by Isis and Syrias president, Bashar al-Assad.
  • Photo apparently showing left over beards shaved off by [Syrian] rebels running

    10/12/2015 9:56:45 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 63 replies
    Hala Jaber ‏@HalaJaber ^ | 10/12/2015 | Hala Jaber ‏@HalaJaber
    Hala Jaber ‏@HalaJaber 45m45 minutes ago Let's shave... Photo apparently showing left over beards shaved off by rebels running 4m #Syria. 38 retweets 17 favorites
  • Russian troops are building a base at Crusader Castle Krak des Chevaliers west of Homs

    10/12/2015 10:16:47 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 42 replies ^ | 1:52 AM - 6 Oct 2015 | @homsian
    إبراهيم الحسيني ‏@homsian Many reports indicate that #Russia|n troops are building a base in the well known Krak des Chevaliers west of #Homs
  • Can the United States Defeat the Combined Military Power of Russia and China?

    10/12/2015 9:34:55 AM PDT · by pinochet · 71 replies
    America's power is being tested to a greater extent, than in the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1961. Russia is attacking the Al-Qaeda linked terrorist organization, the Free Syrian Army, which is a so-called ally of America. China indicated that it will join the military strikes against the anti-Assad forces, because China considers Assad as an ally: China is now ready to fight to defend its unilateral control of the Spratley Islands in the South China Sea. Does America have enough military power to defeat a combined force of Russia and China?
  • Syrian Kurdish Leader: Moscow Wants to Work With Us

    10/12/2015 7:23:06 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 12 replies ^ | Oct. 9, 2015 | Barbara Slavin
    Syrian Kurdish Leader: Moscow Wants to Work With Us A senior Kurdish leader is in Washington seeking support and expressing ambivalence about Russian intervention. Oct. 9, 2015 | 12:12 p.m. EDT By: Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor A Syrian Kurdish leader in Washington this week seeking greater US military support says that Russia has also offered to collaborate with Syrian Kurds in its current offensive against Muslim terrorist groups. Ilham Ehmed, a senior member of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), told Al-Monitor in a brief interview Oct. 8 that "Russia says it wants to work with us" to combat...
  • U.S. delivers 50 tons of ammunition to Syria rebel groups

    10/12/2015 7:41:10 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | 10-12-2015 | Barbara Starr
    U.S. military cargo planes gave 50 tons of ammunition to rebel groups overnight in northern Syria, using an air drop of 112 pallets as the first step in the Obama Administration's urgent effort to find new ways to support those groups. Details of the air mission over Syria were confirmed by a U.S. official not authorized to speak publicly because the details have not yet been formally announced.
  • Video: ISIS leaders targeted in Iraq airstrike, but Escaped?

    10/12/2015 7:46:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/12/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Iraqi officials claim that their air forces struck the convoy of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as well as a meeting of other ISIS leaders in western Iraq yesterday. The US is skeptical that Baghdadi got hit, and ISIS sources flat-out deny it, but the Iraqis insist that they at least hit the self-styled caliph in the air strike. Reuters reports that the Iraqis claim they got eight ISIS leaders at the meeting, at least: Eight senior figures from Islamic State were killed in an air strike while meeting in a town in western Iraq, but the group’s reclusive leader Abu...
  • Trump:Merkel,"Insane",Predicts German Riots,Says Migrants Look Like Prime Time Soldiers

    10/12/2015 7:47:11 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies ^ | October 12, 2015 | Sarkis Zeronian
    German Chancellor Angela Merkels invitation to migrants to come to her country has been described as insane by U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has predicted more violence will follow in the country as a result.
  • Trump on refugees: They look like prime-time soldiers’

    10/12/2015 7:56:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/12/2015 | Bradford Richardson
    GOP front-runner Donald Trump says the refugees streaming out of the Middle East are mostly young men who could present a threat to U.S. national security if granted asylum. Ive been watching this migration, and I see these people. I mean, theyre mostly men, and theyre strong men, Trump said on CBSs Face the Nation on Sunday. They look like prime-time soldiers. But where are the women? he asked. You see some women, you see some children. But for the most part, Im looking at these strong men. So you ask two things: number one, why arent they fighting for...
  • Syria's Kurds Are Contemplating an Aleppo Alliance with Assad and Russia

    10/12/2015 8:45:44 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 34 replies ^ | 10/9/2015 7:24:00 AM | Fabrice Balanche
    Syria's Kurds Are Contemplating an Aleppo Alliance with Assad and Russia 10/9/2015 7:24:00 AM Fabrice Balanche ..............Currently, the Syrian army still controls a third of Aleppo, which is connected to the rest of the government-controlled zone by a narrow road. But this corridor is being squeezed by the Daesh/ISIS on the east and al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra on the west. To win the battle for Aleppo, Assad will therefore need to cooperate with the Democratic Union Party (PYD), the Syrian franchise of the Turkish Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). The PYD is eager to connect its cantons around Kobane and Afrin...
  • Obama pastor Jeremiah Wright-Jesus was Palestinian

    10/11/2015 1:09:37 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | Fox News
    The controversial pastor who preached at a church attended by President Obama said on Saturday that Jesus was a Palestinian, alluded to Israel as an apartheid state and compared the youth in Ferguson and the youth in Palestine during a speech in Washington, D.C. Jeremiah Wright, who led Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago from 1972 to 2008, spoke at a Nation of Islam event titled Justice or Else! on the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March.
  • RAF Tornados armed and dangerous: Tensions between Russia and UK escalate

    10/11/2015 12:29:41 PM PDT · by McGruff · 59 replies
    DAILY STAR SUNDAY ^ | 11th October 2015 | John Ward
    British and Nato pilots have been told to take the drastic action if they are fired on by Vladimir Putins air force during missions over Iraq. The move comes after British ministers warned Russia had made the situation in the Middle East much more dangerous. Senior defence sources say it is just a matter of time before our fighters are involved in a deadly confrontation with Russian jets.
  • Furious Charity Pulls Calais Camp Funding After 'Migrants BURN Food and Clothes'

    10/11/2015 9:29:21 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Express ^ | Fri, Oct 9, 2015 | Jaje Burman
    A CHARITY has stopped providing aid to the Calais 'jungle' because aid workers have concluded the majority of migrants in the camp do not need to be there.The Human Relief Foundation (HRF) has been giving aid to the migrant camp with the belief that its occupants are fleeing war-torn countries like Syria. However, the charity decided to pull the plug after its deputy chief executive Kassim Tokan recently paid a visit to Calais. The shocked deputy claimed he discovered unwanted clothing and food "being dumped and burnt" by migrants. Mr Tokan said: "I thought they have valid reason, but...
  • France Won't 'Spare Effort' to End Violence in Israel

    10/11/2015 2:57:13 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/10/15
    France on Sunday called escalating violence in Israel and Palestinian-controlled territories "extremely worrying and dangerous." The office of President Francois Hollande said "everything must be done to calm the situation and end this cycle (of violence) which has already caused too many victims." In response to rocket fire on Israel Saturday night, the Israeli Air Force launched airstrikes against two Hamas weapons manufacturing sites in Gaza. A pregnant woman and two-year-old daughter were killed in the strike. Early on Sunday morning, an Arab woman from Jaffa attempted a suicide bombing near Ma'ale Adumim east of Jerusalem, lightly injuring one policeman...
  • Jewish Home MK: Shoot Terrorists in the Head

    10/11/2015 2:51:12 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/10/15 | Cynthia Blank
    MK Yinon Magal (Jewish Home) blasted on Sunday Israeli security forces' slow response to a terrorist in Afula, blaming it on the "[left-wing] ideology" the media "has represented for decades." "We've lost our basic instinct," a distraught Magal announced on Channel 10's Orly and Guy morning show after watching the clip of police officers arguing with and eventually shooting a knife-wielding terrorist in Afula's Central Bus Station. "Some ten officers are standing there, moving backward and forward, dropping cartridges, one with a popsicle...What is this joke?" Magal charged. "A person threatening with a knife should be shot in the head....
  • Iran says verdict reached on Washington Post correspondent

    10/11/2015 9:33:21 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 11 at 9:45 AM | Carol Morello
    An Iranian judiciary spokesman said Sunday that a verdict has been reached in the espionage case of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, though he offered no details and it was uncertain what the verdict is and whether there is a sentence. The ruling on this case has been issued, Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei said in a regularly scheduled televised news conference. There is still the possibility of this ruling being appealed, and it is not final. Weve seen the news reports concerning a verdict in the case of U.S. citizen Jason Rezaian, but have not yet seen any official confirmation or...
  • Syrian army advances with help of Russian strikes; Putin reaches out to Saudis

    10/11/2015 11:06:59 AM PDT · by amorphous · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11 Oct 2015 | Vladimir Soldatkin and Suleiman Al-Khalidi
    Russian warplanes pounded Syrian rebels unaffiliated with Islamic State on Sunday, insurgents said, helping Moscow's ally Bashar al-Assad reclaim territory and dealing a fresh setback to the strategy of Washington and its allies. President Vladimir Putin - who has infuriated Assad's enemies in the United States, Europe, Turkey and the Arab world by bombing the rebels to protect him - reached out to one of the Syrian leader's fiercest opponents by meeting the powerful defense minister of Saudi Arabia. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a group that monitors the 4-year-old conflict, said the Syrian military and its Lebanese Hezbollah...
  • ISIS Makes Gains in Syria Territory Bombed by Russia

    10/09/2015 9:07:45 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 78 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 9, 2015 | By ANNE BARNARD and THOMAS ERDBRINK
    BEIRUT, Lebanon The Islamic State registered significant gains on Friday in the area of northwestern Syria that Russian warplanes have been bombing, taking six villages near Aleppo and threatening to cut off an important route north to the Turkish border. Late in the day, there were reports that rebels had reasserted control in one village. The Kremlin has said its military had entered Syria to fight the Islamic State, but the Russian forces have concentrated much of their firepower on insurgent groups aligned against President Bashar al-Assad, including the Nusra Front, Al Qaedas affiliate in Syria, and relatively secular...
  • Obama will be the only person sticking to Iran deal

    10/11/2015 9:14:02 AM PDT · by mojito · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/11/2015 | Amir Taheri
    Sometime this week, President Obama is scheduled to sign an executive order to meet the Oct. 15 adoption day he has set for the nuclear deal he says he has made with Iran. According to the presidents timetable the next step would be the start day of implementation, fixed for Dec. 15. But as things now stand, Obama may end up being the only person in the world to sign his much-wanted deal, in effect making a treaty with himself. The Iranians have signed nothing and have no plans for doing so. The so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)...
  • Putin: Russia Will Not Deploy Troops in Syria

    10/11/2015 9:12:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Al Alarabiya ^ | Sunday, 11 October 2015
    Russia would not deploy ground troops to Syria, where it has been conducting air strikes against what it says are ISIS targets, President Vladimir Putin said Sunday. We are not planning on doing this (conducting a ground operation), and our Syrian friends know about this, Putin said in an interview broadcast on state-run Rossiya-1 television channel. He also said Russia does not want to get involved in an inter-religious war in Syria. He also explained that Russia does not see a difference between Sunni and Shiite groups.
  • Syria conflict: Assad forces make 'significant gains'

    10/11/2015 9:05:08 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | October 11, 2015 | N/A
    Syrian forces backed by Hezbollah militants from Lebanon are said to have made significant advances against rebels after heavy Russian air strikes. Government gains are being reported in Idlib, Hama and Latakia provinces. Russia says its aircraft carried out more than 60 missions over Syria in the past 24 hours, and that the Islamic State group was its main target. But the Russian strikes appear to have impacted heavily on rebels fighting both the government and IS. The main battlefront is currently close to the key highway that links the capital Damascus with other major cities, including Aleppo, and President...
  • RAF Given Green Light To Shoot Down Hostile Russian Jets In Syria

    10/11/2015 9:01:46 AM PDT · by Strategy · 76 replies
    IBT ^ | October 11, 2015 | By Romil Patel
    As relations between the West and Russia steadily deteriorate, Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots have been given the go-ahead to shoot down Russian military jets when flying missions over Syria and Iraq, if they are endangered by them. The development comes with warnings that the UK and Russia are now "one step closer" to being at war. RAF Tornada pilots have been instructed to avoid contact with Russian aircraft while engaged in missions for Operation Shader - the codename for the RAF's anti-Isis work in Iraq and Syria. But their aircraft have been armed with air-to-air missiles and the pilots...
  • Its a POGROM not an Intifada

    10/11/2015 7:18:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/11/15 | Diane Weber Bederman
    Pogrom: Jews defiling the Temple Mount with their "filthy feet." Dear Mr. Netanyahu: Its a POGROM not an Intifada The settlers presence is illegal, and therefore every measure taken against them is legitimate and legal. Another pogrom in the 21st century is taking place-in Israel the Jewish state. Its based on the latest blood libel-the Jews defiling the Temple Mount with their filthy feet. Here are some still shots of the video. The video has been removed because of the policy violation regarding hate speech.
  • Saudi Arabia replenished Syrian rebels with one effective weapon against the Assad regime

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

    10/11/2015 12:55:41 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 20 replies
    IBT ^ | 10 Oct 15 | Taku Dzimwasha
    A Russian air force jet has been shot down by Turkish forces after it strayed into the country's airspace, according to unconfirmed reports. Eyewitnesses reported a large explosion in Huraytan, northern Syria, as three fighter jets were sighted flying overhead, the Express said. A Turkish-based journalist tweeted that three Turkish planes were responding after radar locked on to some "mysterious" MiG-29 jets, which are a similiar model to those used by Russian forces. The news comes after Turkey scrambled F-16 fighter jets last weekend after a Russian MiG-29 crossed into Turkish territory near the town of Yayladagi, in Hatay province,...
  • India planning acquisition of advanced Russian air defence missile system

    10/10/2015 8:40:31 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Oct 11, 2015 | Rajat Pandit,TNN
    NEW DELHI: In what could be a game-changing arms acquisition, India is planning to acquire the new-generation Russian S-400 Triumf air defence missile systems that can destroy incoming hostile aircraft, stealth fighters, missiles and drones at ranges of up to 400-km. Sources say the defence acquisitions council (DAC), chaired by Manohar Parrikar, will "soon" take up the proposal moved by the IAF to purchase around a dozen S-400 long-range systems from Russia. "The project is at an initial stage at present. But it will be a government-to-government contract when it is finalized, with the S-400 systems being inducted over several...
  • Obama wants Saudi Arabia to destroy Russian economy

    10/10/2015 7:46:54 PM PDT · by 100American · 15 replies
    Pravda ^ | 03.04.2014
    U.S. President Barack Obama tried to convince the King of Saudi Arabia to coordinate actions in the oil market to reduce world oil prices, the main source of Russia's export revenues, and "punish its behavior" in Crimea. Experts estimate that if the prices are reduced by as little as 12 dollars per barrel, the Russian Federation will lose $40 billion in revenue. There has been a precedent, because this is precisely how the USSR collapsed. Before Obama's visit to Saudi Arabia, the U.S. media was discussing options of "punishment" for Russia with sanctions for its "behavior in Crimea." The first...
  • Israel Is Going To Be Assisting And Helping Russia In Its War Against ISIS In Syria

    10/10/2015 8:38:03 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 62 replies ^ | October 10, 2015 | Theodore Shoebat
    So how is this going to fair with the idea that Russia is Magog and is to invade Israel (Ezekiel 38) when reality is that Israel is going to be assisting and helping Russia in its crushing of ISIS in Syria? What is coming out of Israel is disproving all these hordes who think that Russia is using Syria as a pretext to eventually invade Israel. According to the Israeli media itself: Israel will provide Russia with intelligence information about opposition sites in Syria to facilitate Moscows military operations, Channel 2TV has reported. The Israeli network said that a senior...
  • Egypts Imitation Game: Did a Secret Code Help Beat Israel in 1973 War?

    10/10/2015 6:15:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Al Alarabiya ^ | Thursday, 8 October 2015 | Paul Crompton
    Over four decades after the 1973 war that saw Egyptian forces seize of the Sinai Peninsula from occupying Israeli forces in a shock offensive, the legacy of the brief conflict lives on. One of the tales of the war known by some Egyptians is the existence of a secret code used by the Egyptian army that Israeli intelligence was unable to crack. The cypher was simple yet unorthodox: using an unwritten language from one of Egypts ethnic minorities, the Nubians. With the system, words and commands that would have been undecipherable to even a veteran Israeli intelligence officer could be...
  • U.S. Official: 'Psychological Blow' in ISIS Killing of Iranian General in Syria

    10/10/2015 10:47:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat October 10, 2015 | Dugald McConnell and Brian Todd
    The death of a top Iranian military commander in Syria this week has dealt a "psychological blow" to elements backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, according to a U.S. intelligence official. The killing of a commander in the Revolutionary Guards Corps at the hands of ISIS also highlights the extent of Iranian involvement in Syria and the dire straits in which Assad finds himself, Washington-based analysts say. Brig. Gen. Hossein Hamedani was killed outside Aleppo, Syria, where he was advising the Syrian army in its fight against extremists, Iranian state media reported Friday. Iranian media carried messages of condolence from Iranian...
  • Russian Satellite Maneuvers, Silence Worry Intelsat

    10/10/2015 4:52:08 PM PDT · by InMemoriam · 18 replies
    SpaceNews ^ | October 9, 2015 | Mike Gruss
    WASHINGTON A mysterious Russian military satellite parked itself between two Intelsat satellites in geosynchronous orbit for five months this year, alarming company executives and leading to classified meetings among U.S. government officials. The Russian satellite, alternatively known as Luch or Olymp, launched in September 2014 and seven months later moved to a position directly between the Intelsat 7 and Intelsat 901 satellites, which are located within half a degree of one another 36,000 kilometers above the equator. At times, the Russian satellite maneuvered to about 10 kilometers of the Intelsat space vehicles, sources said, a distance so close that...
  • Al Qaeda in Yemen Claims Killing of 'Sorcerers'

    10/10/2015 5:01:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    AFP ^ | 10/10/15
    Al Qaeda in Yemen claimed on today to have killed four men suspected of practicing witchcraft and sorcery in an area controlled by the jihadists. Residents of Mayfaa town in the southeastern province of Hadramawt said Al Qaeda militants had distributed a pamphlet naming the four men. It did not say when the killings were carried out, but a neighbor of one of the victims told AFP that he had been missing for days. "We have implemented Allah's ruling against them, which is the death sentence," said the flier that was also posted on walls in the area.
  • Chechen leader's show of strength muddies loyalty to Putin

    10/10/2015 5:04:44 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 1 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 3 June 2015 | Shaun Walker
    Chechnyas macho leader Ramzan Kadyrov is the most loyal of Vladimir Putins regional heads, at least in theory. The central street of the captial, Grozny, is called Putin Avenue, and the lampposts lining it are adorned with the Russian tricolour. Putins portrait looks down from dozens of buildings across the city, and Kadyrovs Instagram account, his main method of communication with the outside world, is full of protestations that he is a foot soldier, supremely loyal to Russias great leader. But recent events, especially the murder of Boris Nemtsov in Moscow, have led to renewed debate over whether the Kremlins...
  • Kerry Treats Bibi, Abbas as Equally Responsible for Attacks

    10/10/2015 5:20:50 PM PDT · by Lera · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/10/2015 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    US Secretary of State gives same message of condemning violence and need for calm to both Israelis and Palestinians. US Secretary of State John Kerry shared his "deep concern" Saturday over the recent wave of terror in Israel, though he made efforts to treat the two sides as equally culpable, AFP reports. Kerry called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and PA President Abbas separately "to express his deep concern over the recent wave of violence and offer his support for efforts to restore calm as soon as possible," a State Department statement said.
  • Obama Gets Feisty as Reporter Grills Him on Putin: Hes Challenging Your Leadership

    10/10/2015 5:30:13 PM PDT · by McGruff · 66 replies
    THE BLAZE ^ | Oct. 9, 2015 | Jon Street
    President Barack Obama got feisty during an interview about Russian President Vladimir Putin, as one CBS News anchor put it. In the interview, set to air Sunday on 60 Minutes, Obama immediately pushed back from reporter Steve Krofts line of questioning about Americas leadership around the world, particularly in the Middle East. A year ago, when we did this interview, there was some saber-rattling between the United States and Russia on the Ukrainian border, Kroft said. Now its also going on in Syria. You said a year ago that the United States, America leads, that we are the indispensable nation....
  • Ben Carson's Holocaust theory prompts outcry from Jewish groups

    10/10/2015 2:42:51 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 113 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Oct. 9, 2015 | Benjy Sarlin
    Jewish groups and Holocaust scholars say Ben Carsons claims that Nazi gun control laws contributed to the Holocaust are offensive and inaccurate, but Carson is not backing down. . The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which was founded to combat anti-Semitism and other forms of prejudice, derided Carsons theory which he first raised in his new book A Perfect Union as historically inaccurate. . But the ADL wasnt the only major organization to weigh in: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum also took issue with Carsons decision to inject his claims into Americas gun debate.
  • Ben Carson Suggests Holocaust Would Have Been Less Likely if Jews Were Armed

    10/08/2015 9:39:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 8, 2015 | Katherine Faulders
    Republican candidate Ben Carson continued his controversial remarks about guns Thursday -- suggesting in a new interview that the Jews may have been able to diminish the likelihood of the Holocaust if they were armed. Carson made the remarks, which drew swift condemnation -- on CNN. He said that passengers on Flight 93, which crashed on 9/11, helped avoid further tragedy by rushing the gunman. In Carson's new book A Perfect Union, Carson writes that through a combination of removing guns and disseminating propaganda, the Nazis were able to carry out their evil intentions with relatively little resistance.(continued)
  • Ben Carson Defends Hitler Gun Control Statements

    10/10/2015 7:27:30 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 75 replies ^ | October 09, 2015
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson defended his controversial remarks this morning in which he suggested that 6 million Jews would not have been slaughtered if they had easy access to guns. I think the likelihood of Hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had been armed, Carson said on CNN Thursday. Im telling you there is a reason these dictatorial people take guns first." The Anti-Defamation League condemned the comments, saying in a statement: Ben Carson has a right to his views on gun control, but the notion that Hitlers gun-control policy...