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  • Lindsey Graham calls Syria strikes a 'missed opportunity,' 'major step backwards'

    04/16/2018 1:15:17 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 68 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 04/16/2018 | Melissa Quinn
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., criticized the military strikes President Trump ordered against Syria in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack against civilians, calling them an “underwhelming response” and “major step backwards.” Graham said the air and missile strikes that targeted three chemical weapons facilities in Syria were a “missed opportunity” and were not a sufficient enough response to Syrian President Bashar Assad, during an interview Monday with “The Hugh Hewitt Show.” “Didn’t lay a glove on Assad’s capabilities to wage war. We’re becoming the chemical weapons police. We don’t have a strategy about why Syria matters,” Graham said. “It...
  • Russian and US Forces Still Working to Keep Situation in Syria Under Control

    04/12/2018 6:32:10 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 5 replies
    Window on Eurasia ^ | Apr 2018 | Golts and Zolotaryev
    Despite the panic and hysteria in the media, the Russian and American military commands in Syria continue to cooperate to ensure that any attack by one side against Syrian targets will not lead to the loss of life by soldiers of the other country. American military personnel who constantly coordinate their actions with the Russians just as the Russians do with the Americans on the territory of Syria have taken all measures so that any American strike will not inflict casualties among Russians. Only if the Russian forces confirm that there are no Russian soldiers present at a place the...
  • Strikes Hit Syrian Airfield, State Media Report

    04/08/2018 7:05:25 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 139 replies
    BBC ^ | 04/08/18
    A military airport in Syria has come under missile attack, the country's state media has reported. Its air defence system was activated, the reports said. Syrian TV said loud explosions had been heard near the T4 airfield in the city of Homs in the early hours of Monday. Details are still emerging and the reports have not been independently verified.
  • Strikes in France disrupt rail, air service in opening shot against Macron’s labor plans

    03/22/2018 11:12:43 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Mar 2018 | James McAuley
    PARIS — Railway workers and air traffic controllers led strikes across France on Thursday, opening a bitter showdown over labor overhauls sought by French President Emmanuel Macron. The strikes — which disrupted travel across the country — signal a critical test for Macron as his government seeks to challenge France’s tightly controlled public-sector labor markets in attempts to stimulate a stagnant economy. Macron faced only minimal resistance to the first wave of workplace changes last fall, and unemployment figures have already begun to drop. But France’s powerful public sector, which employs more than 5 million people, is putting its foot...
  • Israel strikes Hamas targets near Gaza-Egypt border

    01/13/2018 2:47:16 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | January 13, 2018 23:14 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    The IDF struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip Saturday, targeting a "terrorist infrastructure" near the Gaza-Egypt border.
  • Migrant crisis: Australia ups refugee intake and plans Syria strikes

    09/09/2015 5:37:57 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 09/09/15
    Australia will also expand its role fighting the so-called Islamic State (IS) to include its Syrian strongholds. Australia will also expand its role fighting the so-called Islamic State (IS) to include its Syrian strongholds.
  • The RIGHT STRIKES BACK!! Christian Pizzeria ATTACKED by gay lobby raises over $18k in 2 HOURS!

    04/01/2015 7:20:47 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 418 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 4-1-2015 | soopermexican
    Crystal O’Connor co-owns a pizzeria in Indiana but they may close their doors permanently after being attacked for putting forth their Christian faith. When she said she would not cater a gay wedding, the shop’s website was hacked, their Yelp profile was plastered with insults and obscene pictures, and they even received death threats. A supporter has begun a “GoFundMe” profile for the Pizzeria owners to help them weather the gay mafia storm, and they have so many people angry that they’ve received over $18,000 in donations in just two hours!
  • U.S. refinery strike spreads to one-fifth of national capacity

    02/22/2015 11:34:52 AM PST · by thackney · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 22, 2015 | ERWIN SEBA
    The largest U.S. refinery strike in 35 years entered its fourth week as workers at 12 refineries accounting for one-fifth of national production capacity were walking picket lines as of 12 a.m. CST on Sunday, according to union officials. A total of 6,550 members of the United Steelworkers union at 15 plants, including the 12 refineries, are involved in the work stoppage that began on Feb. 1 when talks for a new three-year contract between the USW and lead oil company negotiator Shell Oil Co stopped.... After the latest breakdown between the two sides, Steelworkers leaders targeted Shell, which is...
  • WEST COAST DOCK STRIKE SETTLES JUST IN TIME FOR REFINERY STRIKE

    02/22/2015 11:41:56 AM PST · by thackney · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Feb 2015 | CHRISS W. STREET
    With the West Coast ports labor dispute involving 13,600 unionized dockworkers inflicting pain on 318 million Americans by causing billions of dollars a day in losses to the U.S. economy settling yesterday, now 30,000 unionized refinery workers across America intend to play the same leverage game by cutting off two-thirds of all U.S. diesel and gasoline supplies. Just after US Labor Secretary Tom Perez took to the television circuit to tout how the Obama Administration believes the US economy can “recover quickly” from the nine months-long port turmoil, the United Steel Workers (USW) launched the first nationwide oil refinery strike...
  • National Bargaining: Greedy Oil Industry Forces Work Stoppage

    02/18/2015 5:44:56 PM PST · by mdittmar · 32 replies
    United Steelworkers ^ | Feb 18, 2015 | United Steelworkers
    Arrogant oil refiners concerned more about profits than the safety and workplace concerns of thousands of USW-represented oil workers forced the union to call an unfair labor practice (ULP) strike.The industry, represented by Royal Dutch Shell, gave the USW no other option when it refused to bargain in good faith over a national contract even though the union was prepared to continue talking beyond the midnight deadline.“Shell refused to provide us with a counter-offer and left the bargaining table,” International President Leo W. Gerard said. “We had no choice but to give notice of a work stoppage.”The negotiations for a...
  • 64 ISIS Members Killed As Egypt Launches First Foreign Strikes In 24 Years

    02/16/2015 6:43:55 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    Sixty-four Islamic State fighters have been killed and dozens wounded in Egyptian-Libyan military airstrikes on Libya, announced the spokesperson of the Libyan military, reported Al-Ahram. The airstrikes, Egypt’s first foreign strikes since the Gulf War in 1991, come after ISIS released a video depicting the decapitation of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians that had been abducted in Libya. According to Egypt’s military, the airstrikes were carried out in coordination with Libyan officials and targeted multiple ISIS locations, including weapons storage facilities, training points and buildings housing militants.
  • For Unions the shipload of payback and fail has arrived.

    02/13/2015 2:15:33 AM PST · by Nateman · 25 replies
    Nateman | Feb 13, 2015 | Nateman
    It's amazing what a simple Google search can come up with. I simply Googled “Obamacare union strike”. Pages and pages of upcoming strikes appear!Ships bunching up due to dock workers slowdown strike Here's a partial list of Union members about to go on strike because the costs imposed by Obamacare: Casino workers , Los Vegas Verizon strike International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Communications Workers of America Chicago-based Service Employees International Union United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) union in both the Seattle and New York City American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1028 ( Will...
  • Union strikes at 9 US refineries in bid for new contract

    02/01/2015 12:34:34 PM PST · by george76 · 41 replies
    CNBC .. Reuters ^ | Feb 1, 2015 | Lucy Nicholson
    Union leaders called strikes on Sunday at nine U.S. refineries in a bid to pressure oil companies to agree to a new national contract covering workers at 63 plants. The walkouts, the first held in support of a nationwide pact since 1980, target plants that together account for more than 10 percent of U.S. refining capacity. The discord comes as plunging crude prices force oil companies to slash spending. Royal Dutch Shell, the lead industry negotiator, indicated talks had broken down. ... Shell activated a strike contingency plan at its sprawling joint venture refinery in Deer Park, Texas, to keep...
  • Unilateral Gaza ceasefire collapses. Israeli air strikes resume after dozens of rockets in hours

    07/15/2014 9:56:21 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | July 15, 2014, 3:48 PM (IDT)
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon ordered the Israeli Air Force to resume strikes over Gaza Tuesday afternoon, six hours after a ceasefire proposed by Egypt, accepted by Israel and rejected by Hamas, was due to go into effect. During those hours, dozens of Hamas rockets raked town after town and village after village. DEBKAfile: The White House called off US Secretary of State John Kerry’s Cairo visit upon finding Tehran’s hand behind the rockets. Netanyahu goes on the air at 8 p.m. to explain what went wrong. Straight after the ceasefire was due to go into...
  • IAF strikes 550 targets in Gaza

    07/09/2014 11:14:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    ynet ^ | 7/9/14 | Yoav Zitun
    IAF strikes 550 targets in Gaza IDF says it destroyed at least 120 concealed rocket launchers, demolished homes of Hamas regional commanders, with over 165 rockets being launched from Gaza; Palestinians say old women, children killed in attacks. Yoav Zitun Latest Update: 07.09.14, 20:26 / Israel News Israel warplanes have so far hit 550 targets in Gaza, and Hamas militants have hit back with 165 rockets, some of which struck Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and as far away as Hadera, 116 kilometers (72 miles) to the north of the coastal enclave. Palestinian fatalities include militants but also women and children....
  • Arabs Celebrate Missile Strikes On Israeli Civilians [VIDEO]

    07/08/2014 2:11:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/8/2014
    Hundreds of Arabs flocked to the Temple Mount on Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the barrage of rockets upon Israel's civilian population. The video, captioned in Arabic, reads "[c]elebrations at the Holy Al-Aqsa mosque after hearing the sounds of rockets explode in occupied Jerusalem."
  • IDF strikes nine Syrian targets in response to missile attack

    06/22/2014 4:03:44 PM PDT · by mulder1 · 12 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 06/23/14 | JPost.com staff
    IDF strikes nine Syrian targets in response to missile attack
  • Petraeus: US Cannot Be Air Force For Iraq Militias ( Sunni vs Shia )

    06/19/2014 6:10:47 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 19 Jun 2014 | Andrea Billups
    Gen. David Petraeus, the former commander for U.S. military efforts in Iraq, warned that airstrikes to help Shia militias are not the solution to stopping extremists who are seeking to undermine efforts by the country to maintain its own government. "This cannot be the United States being the air force of Shia militias or a Shia on Sunni Arab fight," ... In the past two weeks, ISIS — the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a bloodthirsty offshoot of al-Qaida — has been taking over city after city in Iraq and engaging in the mass slaughter of civilians. This...
  • Petraeus says the US MUST launchmilitary strikes against ISIS terror armyas former general

    06/19/2014 9:07:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/19/14 | David Martosko, Francesca Chamber
    The United States military should launch ´targeted´ strikes against the ´terrorist army´ of ISIS in Iraq--if the situation deteriorates so that it threatens the security of the West said David Petraeus. The retired general--who led commanded the surge eight years ago that rid the war-torn nation of al-Qaeda--said that he does support limited military action to stem the flood of ISIS troops. Former CIA chief Petraeus made these remarks on Thursday,
  • US should launch targeted military strikes on 'terrorist army' Isis, says General David Petraeus

    06/19/2014 5:18:55 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6-19-14 | Con Coughlin, Defence Editor, and Tom Whitehead
    America should launch "targeted" military attacks against an emerging "terrorist army" in Iraq if it jeopardises the security of the West, the former head of Coalition forces in the country said last night. In an exclusive interview with The Daily Telegraph, David Petraeus, one of the most senior figures in the American military over the past decade, said that he would now support limited strikes against the leadership of Isis. Gen Petraeus's intervention came as Barack Obama, the US President, announced that America was sending 300 special forces advisers to Iraq to help support the fight against Isis. Mr Obama...