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Syria (News/Activism)

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  • How New Cold World Order Threatens Humanity

    08/23/2016 9:56:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | David Grantham
    An ancient proverb says, “When elephants fight, it’s the grass that suffers.” By now you have seen the heart-wrenching video of a 5-year old Syrian child pulled from the rubble of a house destroyed during another indiscriminate bombing campaign over the city of Aleppo. No tears. No wailing. He sits there unflinching, caked in soot and a face half-covered in blood from a nasty gash atop his head. It’s hard to stomach as a human. Nearly unwatchable as a father. While many remain deeply divided over how America should respond to the growing number of atrocities, the same audience seethes...
  • Did The US Just Declare A No Fly Zone in Syria?

    08/22/2016 8:46:15 PM PDT · by amorphous · 52 replies
    Conflict News ^ | 22 August 2016 | Michael Cruickshank
    Over the course of the 5 year-long civil war in Syria, the US has slowly escalated its military involvement. However one significant move which they have so far failed to implement is a No Fly Zone (NFZ) enforced by their aircraft over all (or just part) of Syria. Despite this, today the US may have tacitly announced just such a NFZ. In a press conference this evening, the Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook, made a number of statements regarding US forces in Syria. These statements came following reports that the US backed SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) had been bombed by...
  • April 2006 Message from Dan (a long war between Islam and the West)

    08/22/2016 7:36:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    DanSimmons.com ^ | April 2006 | Dan Simmons
    Greetings Readers, Friends, and Other Visitors: The Time Traveler appeared suddenly in my study on New Year’s Eve, 2004. He was a stolid, grizzled man in a gray tunic and looked to be in his late-sixties or older. He also appeared to be the veteran of wars or of some terrible accident since he had livid scars on his face and neck and hands, some even visible in his scalp beneath a fuzz of gray hair cropped short in a military cut. One eye was covered by a black eyepatch. Before I could finish dialing 911 he announced in a...
  • Ankara sent deputy intel chief to Assad

    08/22/2016 12:14:29 PM PDT · by mvonfr · 2 replies
    Turkish Minute ^ | Aug 22, 2016
    A deputy of Hakan Fidan, head of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT) met with high level Syrian intelligence officials in Damascus, As-Safir claimed. The meetings reportedly focused on recent developments in northern Syria, reported the daily basing its story on “credible sources.” The alleged visit by the Turkish intelligence official to Damascus came a day after Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım gave warm messages acknowledging a role for Syrian President Bashar Assad during a transitional period in Syria.
  • China says seeks closer military ties with Syria

    08/21/2016 10:59:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:51am EDT | Ben Blanchard
    China wants to have closer military ties with Syria, state media on Tuesday cited a senior Chinese officer as saying during a rare visit to the war-torn Middle Eastern country. While relying on the region for oil supplies, China tends to leave Middle Eastern diplomacy to the other permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, namely the United States, Britain, France and Russia. But China has been trying to get more involved, including sending envoys to help push for a diplomatic resolution to the violence there and hosting Syrian government and opposition figures. …
  • Top US commander warns Russia, Syria

    08/21/2016 1:37:11 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 33 replies
    cnn.com ^ | August 21, 2016 | Barbara Starr
    In the most direct public warning to Moscow and Damascus to date, the new US commander of American troops in Iraq and Syria is vowing to defend US special operations forces in northern Syria if regime warplanes and artillery again attack in areas where troops are located.
  • How The Hasakah Clashes End Kurdish Nation Dreams

    08/21/2016 8:31:27 AM PDT · by mvonfr · 9 replies
    Moon of Alabama ^ | Aug 21, 2016 | Moon of Alabama
    Severe fighting in Hasakah, in north-east Syria, continues between Syrian government forces and U.S. advised Kurdish YPG groups. It is still unclear why these clashes broke out after years of mostly peaceful co-existence in the city. These clashes convince Turkey that the danger of a Kurdish state creation is imminent. This will unite the Turkish, Syrian, Iranian and Iraqi hostile positions towards such plans. This unity ends the dreams of an independent Kurdish nation. The YPG declared that it wants all Syrian government forces to leave Hasakah. But those forces are the sole protection of the large Assyrian (Christian) and...
  • Syrian Su-24s get intercepted and “encouraged to leave” by F-22 Raptors

    08/20/2016 12:14:56 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 106 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | 8/20/2016 | David Cenciotti
    Two Syrian Su-24 Fencer attempting to fly over a Kurdish-held area in northeastern Syria where U.S. SOF (Special Operations Forces) are operating, get intercepted by U.S. F-22 and encouraged to depart the airspace. Twice in the last few days, Syrian jets performing air strikes close to where U.S. SOF are operating in northeastern Syria caused coalition aircraft to scramble. On Aug. 18, U.S. jets were dispatched to intercept the Syrian attack planes that were attacking targets near Hasakah supporting regime forces fighting the Syrian Kurdish forces. About 300 U.S. military operate in the same area, training Kurdish forces who are...
  • Turkey: Assad can be part of transition in Syria

    08/20/2016 11:42:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 20, 2016 1:52 PM EDT | Ayse Wieting
    Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Saturday his country is willing to accept a role for Syrian President Bashar Assad during a transitional period but insisted he has no place in Syria’s future. The comments came after Assad’s forces began attacking Kurdish positions this week, leading some Kurdish officials to speculate that a Syrian-Turkish rapprochement was underway at the expense of Kurdish autonomy in northern Syria. “There will be concessions on the Kurdish question,” said Nasser Haj Mansour, an adviser to the predominantly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces, which expelled the Islamic State group from their northern Syrian stronghold of Manbij...
  • jihadists use child's pain for political gain

    08/19/2016 10:30:57 PM PDT · by nvcdl · 4 replies
    AMN ^ | 8/19/2016 | Izat Charkatli
    Interesting allegation that the photographer of the 5yo Syrian boy in news also took selfies with jihadists who beheaded a 12 yo boy.
  • Syrian regime jets hit Kurdish positions, even after US warning

    08/19/2016 9:42:09 PM PDT · by amorphous · 112 replies
    DailyMail UK ^ | 19 August 2016 | AFP
    Syrian regime jets pounded US-backed Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria for a second day, even after the US-led coalition scrambled jets to protect its military advisers working on the ground. In another escalation of Syria's bloody conflict, warplanes from President Bashar al-Assad's regime were bombarding the city of Hasakeh -- targeting Kurdish forces that for months have worked closely with coalition military advisers helping local fighters combat the Islamic State group. On Thursday, the United States sent fighter jets to head off air strikes conducted by regime planes and to protect coalition advisers, but the Syrian planes had left by...
  • Su-34 Bomber Named After Russian Pilot Killed in Syria

    08/19/2016 8:57:43 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 19.08.2016
    © Sputnik/ Uliana Solovyova A Sukhoi Su-34 bomber has been named after Lieutenant-Colonel Oleg Peshkov, the Russian pilot who was killed by militants in Syria after his aircraft was shot down by a Turkish fighter jet in November 2015, RIA Novosti reported citing the Lipetsk city administration’s internet portal. “I see this as a sign of respect for a real man, a patriot who loved his Motherland and honestly fulfilled his duty as a military man and a citizen,” said Oleg Peshkov’s onetime commander Colonel Yuri Gritsaenko, who will be piloting the newly dedicated Su-34. On Thursday Oleg Peshkov’s widow...
  • Kremlin presses Turkey for access to US airbase

    08/19/2016 7:48:04 PM PDT · by amorphous · 28 replies
    The Times UK ^ | 19 August 2016 | Hannah Lucinda Smith, Istanbul | Marc Bennetts, Moscow |Michael Evans
    Russia is pressing Turkey for access to a key airbase used by the US as it tries to extend its influence in the Middle East. The American-built Incirlik base, about 65 miles from the Syrian border, is used by Nato and has about 50 US nuclear warheads stored on site. A senior Russian politician said that allowing Russian jets and bombers to use it would be a logical continuation of President Erdogan’s efforts to rebuild Turkey’s relations with the Kremlin. “It just remains to come to an agreement with Erdogan that we get the Nato base Incirlik as [our] primary…
  • Daesh cedes control of Jarablus

    08/19/2016 12:43:41 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 25 replies
    Yeni Şafak (Turkish) ^ | 19 August 2016 | Yeni Şafak Internet Editor
    Daesh (ISIS) terror network reportedly began withdrawing from Jarablus in northern Syria's Aleppo province on Thursday noon after the U.S.-backed alliance of Kurdish Arab fighters wrested control of Munbij; the second largest town in Aleppo.
  • Pentagon sends jets, warning as Syria bombs near US-backed Kurds

    08/19/2016 12:11:41 PM PDT · by amorphous · 32 replies
    RT.Com ^ | 19 August 2016 | Jamie McIntyre
    Two Syrian Su-24 jets struck Kurdish positions in and near Hasakah, in northeastern Syria, on Thursday, Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis told reporters. The US-led coalition scrambled planes near the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakah, after Syrian SU-24 airplanes dropped bombs “dangerously near” the US Special Forces operators embedded with the Kurdish YPG militia in the area. The strike came close to US Special Forces operators, who were embedded with the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), comprised of the Kurdish YPG and local Arab militias. When the strikes began, the “coalition forces on the ground” tried reaching the Syrian jets...
  • Former Danish PM: Obama a ‘disaster’ in Syria

    08/19/2016 10:18:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 19 Aug 2016 09:24 GMT+02:00
    In a video message posted to Facebook on Thursday evening, Anders Fogh Rasmussen appealed to the US to be the world’s “policeman” and to stop “leading from behind”. […] “Obama’s decision to draw the infamous red line to Assad’s use of chemical weapons in Syria and then not follow it up with action was, in my opinion, a disaster,” Rasmussen said in a video message posted to Facebook. …
  • Migrants Refuse Jobs, Claiming They Are ‘Guests of Merkel’

    08/19/2016 9:09:12 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 19, 2016 | Chris Tomlinson
    Integration into the job market for migrants has become a major ongoing task for the German government but in one town migrants are refusing to work entirely. One of the major issues of the migrant crisis is Germany and elsewhere has been the economic impact the massive wave of migrants will have in Europe. While some experts initially were optimistic about a potential vast new source of skilled labour, most economists have come to the conclusion that the migrants who have arrived are for the most part unskilled and poorly educated. Yet in own Saxon town, they have moved...
  • Chancellor Merkel: No link between terrorism and refugees

    08/18/2016 10:07:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/18/2016 | Rick Moran
    With her Christian Democratic party facing a strong challenge from the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany party in state elections on September 4, Chancellor Angela Merkel sought to tamp down fears that the refugees who have flooded the country have made Germany less safe. Merkel denies a link between increased terror attacks and the new arrivals.
  • Obama Accepts "Surge" Of 8,000 Syrian Refugees - More Than All Of Europe (And Hillary Wants More)

    08/17/2016 7:10:55 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 15 August 2015 | Tyler Durden
    Despite "heroic" promises to accept 160,000 Syrian refugees, European Union member states have only accepted 6,000 to date while the US alone has already admitted 8,000 of the 10,000 promised. So in light of recent terrorist attacks this begs the question is the U.S. being honorable or just dumb? According to Nayla Rush of the Center for Immigration Studies the answer might just be the latter (although she's far more polite than we are): excerpt at source Given the inability to properly vet refugees, even the New York Times has questioned Obama's logic after a number of refugees have been...
  • Russian Defense Minister - The Americans Cannot Specify the Terrorist Positions in Syria (Video)

    08/17/2016 1:04:09 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 5 replies
    MEMRI ^ | Aug 13, 2016
    In a TV interview, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said that the so-called "moderate opposition" in Syria uses booby-trapped APCs in order to carry out suicide bombings, while the Americans cannot inform the Russian side of the exact locations of the moderate opposition or of the ISIS and Jabhat Al-Nusra terrorists. The interview aired on the Russia 1 state TV on August 13,2016. (Click link for video)
  • As Aleppo is destroyed, Mr. Obama stands by

    08/17/2016 9:42:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 16, 2016 | Staff
    “DEVASTATING AND overwhelming.” Those are the conditions in the ancient and once-great metropolis of Aleppo, according to the head of delegation for the International Committee of the Red Cross, Marianne Gasser, who was in the Syrian city recently. “We hear that dozens of civilians are being killed every day and scores more injured from shells, mortars and rockets,” Ms. Gasser said. “The bombing is constant. The violence is threatening hundreds of thousands of people’s lives, homes and livelihoods.”
  • New markets for Qatari gas without Al Assad (Why Qatar Spent $3B on Terrorists & US/EU Lobbying)

    08/16/2016 8:01:14 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 3 replies
    ansamed ^ | Oct 1st, 2012
    Why would Qatar want to become involved in Syria where they have very few investments? This is the question the analyst Felix Imonti poses in an article recently published by specialized website 'Oilprice.com' and by Joshua Landis' Syria Comment. The kingdom, Imonti explains, ''is a geographic prisoner in a small enclave on the Persian Gulf coast. It relies upon the export of LNG, because it is restricted by Saudi Arabia from building pipelines to distant markets. In 2009, the proposal of a pipeline to Europe through Saudi Arabia and Turkey to the Nabucco pipeline was considered, but Saudi Arabia is...
  • Coalition troops forced to allow ISIS fighters to flee Syrian battlefield

    08/16/2016 3:48:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 65 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 16, 2016 | Carlo Muñoz
    U.S. and coalition troops were forced to allow hundreds of Islamic State commanders, fighters and their families to flee the embattled northern Syrian town of Manbij, fearing any attempt to attack the escaping forces would end in massive civilian casualties. A convoy of a “hundred to a couple of hundred” individuals associated with the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, left Manbij Friday shortly after the Syrian Defense Forces, the American-backed paramilitary force battling the Islamic State in the country, wrested the city from the terrorist organization’s control, according to Col. Chris Garver, the top U.S. military spokesman...
  • Military first for Iran as Russian bombers based on its territory launch air strikes on Syria

    08/16/2016 7:24:31 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 08/16/16 | Roland Oliphant
    Russian bombers flying from an Iranian airbase have struck targets in Syria, in the first time the Islamic republic has allowed a foreign power to conduct military operations from its territory since the 1979 revolution. Tu-22 long range bombers and SU-34 strike fighters flying from Hamadan airbase in Western Iran struck targets near Aleppo, Deir Ezzor and Idlib on Tuesday morning, the Russian ministry of defence said in a statement. “Flying with full bomb loads from Iran’s Hamadan airbase, the aircraft carried out group attacks on Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra positions,” the ministry said. Jabhat al-Nusra is the former...
  • Trump Was Right: FOIA Document Shows Obama and Hillary Knew Their Actions Would Create ISIS

    08/16/2016 7:03:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/16/16 | Jim Hoft
    Trump was right. A declassified and released FOIA document from 2012 shows that Obama and Hillary knew their actions would destabilize eastern Syrian and allow a Salafist principality to take hold of the region. Judicial Watch released this 2012 document  
  • Russian Tu-22M3 Backfire Bombers Deploy To Western Iran: Report

    08/16/2016 4:12:51 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    THE DRIVE ^ | AUGUST 15, 2016 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    A group of Russian Tu-22M3 Backfire bombers have supposedly arrived at Hamedan Air Base in western Iran. Photos (below) show them accompanied by at least one IL-76 tanker-transport. The Backfires have supposedly been deployed there for air strikes again ISIS. If these reports prove true, the deployment would be an unprecedented sign of Iranian-Russian military cooperation, and another indicator that Russia is far from finished with its use of fixed-wing air power in the region. Tu-22M3s have been suddenly active once again over Syria, flying long-range missions originating from within Russia’s borders and accompanied by forward-deployed Flanker derivatives once entering...
  • Iraqi Christian girl teaches ISIS the power of forgiveness (some refugees are good - now in America)

    08/15/2016 4:22:53 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 19 replies
    Sat 7 ^ | August 15., 2016 | Sat 7
    Myriam, ISIS may have weapons and financial power, while you don't even have a house. But you are much stronger because of the power of forgiveness and love that Jesus has planted in your little heart. "By their fruit you will recognize them" - Matthew 7:16. And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
  • ANOTHER Muslim migrant sex assault in Twin Falls, Idaho; media touted perp as moderate 2 months ago

    08/15/2016 3:57:42 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 19 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 8/14/2016 | Pamela Geller
    This is what Obama is doing to American towns and communities with his Muslim migrant policies. I’ve written a great deal about the five-year-old who was raped by three Muslim migrant boys in Twin Falls. Now here is yet another case of sex assault by a Muslim migrant in the same small city. A Muslim Twin Falls man arrested over the weekend and charged with sexually assaulting a mentally retarded woman was quoted by local media in June as representative of Muslims opposing “bad things” and bemoaning the fact that the “picture of Muslims is getting worse.” As reported by...
  • Trump to lay out plan for combating radical Islamic terrorism

    08/15/2016 4:02:12 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | August 15, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    (CNN)Donald Trump on Monday will lay out his strategy for defeating radical Islamic terrorism, painting the fight as an ideological struggle on par with that of the Cold War. In Ohio, the Republican presidential nominee will lay out proposals to combat ISIS and prevent terrorist attacks in the US, including banning individuals from countries with heavy terrorist footprints where the US government cannot adequately vet visa applicants and increasing cooperation with willing Middle Eastern allies, a senior Trump campaign official said. Trump is also set to make clear in his prepared remarks that the US will abandon any ambitions for...
  • Hezbollah leader: Obama did, indeed, found ISIS

    08/14/2016 12:33:25 PM PDT · by Mr. M.J.B. · 59 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 14/08/16 21:14 | Nissan Tzur
    Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Hezbollah terror group, cited American Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's words several days ago stating that current American President Barack Obama had founded ISIS - and agreed with him. During a event for Hezbollah supporters in Southern Lebanon, Nasrallah cited Trump, emphasizing: "The American Presidential candidate is saying this. What he says is based on documents and facts."
  • U.S. Drones Record ISIS Fighters Fleeing Manbij in Northern Syria

    08/13/2016 7:58:25 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 25 replies
    NYT (Slimey Edition) ^ | August 13, 2016 | ROD NORDLAND and ERIC SCHMITT
    American military drones monitored Islamic State militants loading up hundreds of cars, buses and trucks with fighters and civilians and fleeing the city of Manbij, Syria, on Friday, as Syrian rebels advanced and the extremists lost yet another stronghold. On Wednesday, the Libyan city of Surt, held by the Islamic State for more than a year, also fell to pro-government militiamen, and the militants lost the headquarters from which they had ruled more than 150 miles of Libyan coastline. The two new victories against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, could have a significant effect on the...
  • Wild celebrations after ISIS defeated in Syrian town of Manbij

    08/13/2016 6:08:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | August 13, 2016
    For the first time in over two-and-a-half years, the women of Manbij, Syria walked with their faces uncovered Saturday, some of them even setting their niqabs on fire. Men shaved or trimmed their beards. Smokers of both sexes lit up and puffed away. U.S.-backed fighters seized the key northern Syria city late Friday after two months of heavy fighting that killed more than 1,000 people and displaced thousands more. The fighters also freed hundreds of civilians the extremists had used as human shields, Syrian Kurdish officials and an opposition activist group said. Amateur videos showed civilians hugging fighters from the...
  • Women rip off their burqas as Syrian residents of Manbij celebrate rescue from Isil

    08/13/2016 5:38:13 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 39 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | August 13 2016 | By Josie Ensor
    Women ripped off their black burqas and defiantly smoked cigarettes, while the men cut their beards as they gave the peace sign. After two years living under the Islamic State, the last-remaining residents of the northern Syrian city of Manbij could not quite believe it when the US-backed forces arrived to rescue them. “Why did you take so long?” sobbed one woman, who had been trapped in her basement for a week along with her two daughters and elderly father after Isil threatened to kill anyone who tried to escape. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) declared the city fully liberated...
  • 'Tantamount to Treason': Gorka Condemns Distortion of ISIS Intel

    08/13/2016 7:32:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Fox ^ | Aug. 13, 2016
    Dr. Sebastian Gorka .. officials from the U.S. military’s Central Command altered key data to downplay the threat of ISIS. Gorka said the report, which comes from a House Republican panel, confirms allegations by dozens of intelligence analysts that their reports were altered by CENTCOM higher-ups. "This act of willfully distorting and playing down the intelligence assessments when American is at war is tantamount to being a treasonous act," Gorka said. ... this is further evidence that the Obama administration will not allow any intelligence to counter their narrative that their policies are working and the fight against ISIS is...
  • Gorka: 'When Obama Took Office There Was No ISIS, Now They Have 80K Fighters'

    08/12/2016 10:51:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Fox ^ | Aug. 12, 2013
    Gorka explained that Trump would be right to say that Obama and Clinton "facilitated" the rise of ISIS in the Middle East with their policies. He said that ISIS now has more than 80,000 fighters and is "the most powerful jihadi insurgency the world has ever seen." "In 2008 ... ISIS didn't exist. Al Qaeda in Iraq, the forerunner of ISIS, was one regional franchise inside Iraq. When we withdrew our troops, when we started to cook the books on intelligence, as you hear from CENTCOM analysts, then we facilitated the rise of ISIS," he said, also calling out Obama...
  • New Sharia Police Patrol Forming In Hamburg

    08/12/2016 5:13:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | August 12, 2016 | Chris Tomlinson
    Islamic State and “Sharia Police” stickers have been seen on vehicles in Hamburg, and some fear that extremists may try and harass residents. However, police and security services have denied these reports. At least one witness has came forward claiming that she has seen Islamic State logos and sharia police slogans on a car in Hamburg. According to the woman, she saw a car at a traffic light populated by three women wearing the Islamic full-face veil, the hood of the car was described as having a large logo on it with a blue border which read: “Sharia Police”. Now...
  • Dr. Sebastian Gorka: Trump Is Right, Obama and Clinton ‘Facilitated the Growth of ISIS

    08/12/2016 10:20:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 12 Aug 2016 | John Hayward
    Dr. Sebastian Gorka: Trump Is Right, Obama and Clinton ‘Facilitated the Growth of ISIS Into the Most Powerful Jihadi Insurgency the World Has Ever Seen’ = full title = .. Appearing on Fox News Thursday, Breitbart News National Security Editor Dr. Sebastian Gorka, author of Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War, addressed Donald Trump’s comments that President Obama is the “founder of ISIS,” and the response from Democrats. “I’m not his spokesman, I’m not part of his campaign, so let him talk for himself,” Gorka said of Trump. “But if he means that the Obama Administration and Hillary Clinton facilitated the...
  • Rand Paul: CIA Annex In Benghazi Shipped Arms From Libya To Syria; Clinton Lied About It

    08/12/2016 10:13:45 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 44 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | 8/12/16 | Tim Hains
    Sen. Rand Paul says that Hillary Clinton deserves five years in prison for lying to Congress about the true nature of the CIA operation in Benghazi that was attacked by terrorists in 2012.
  • Conservative Leaders Call on Media to Report on Genocide of Christians

    08/12/2016 8:36:50 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 6 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 11, 2016 | Michael W. Chapman
    (CNSNews.com) – In an August 10 letter to ABC, CBS, and NBC, more than 30 conservative leaders called on the networks, and the media overall, to seriously and aggressively cover the genocide of Christians in the Middle East and Africa, “and continue to do so until the civilized world puts an end to this evil.” “Christianity is on the verge of being wiped out in the Middle East,” the letter reads. “Ancient communities that have existed since the time of the apostles are being systematically eliminated. In Iraq alone, the number of Christians has plunged from one million to under...
  • US Senator John McCain: "I know ISIS intimately, I've met them and I talk to them all the time."

    08/12/2016 7:56:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    Youtube ^ | 01/24/15
    He's all buddies with the CIA/MOSSAD snackbar boys.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgLj5s0Xk8A  http://www.foxnews.com/transcript/2014/09/16/mccain-lack-mideast-help-result-american-indecision/      
  • Turkey to resume airstrikes on ISIS in Syria, asks Russia to fight 'common enemy'

    08/11/2016 8:27:15 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 14 replies
    Russia Today ^ | August 11, 2016 | Russia Today
    Turkey will resume airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syria, and has asked Russia to carry out joint operations against its “common enemy.” Ankara halted strikes after the downing of a Russian plane by Turkish forces last year. In an interview with Turkey's NTV television on Wednesday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusolgu said that Ankara “will again, in an active manner, with its planes take part in operations” against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) targets. Cavusolgu also said that Ankara has called on Moscow to carry out joint operations against the “common enemy” of IS. "Let's fight against the terrorist...
  • Christians Forced to Hide Bibles Amid Migrant Muslim Death Threats

    08/11/2016 5:11:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | August 11, 2016 | Virginia Hale
    Bundestag member Erika Steinbach and Iranian-born pastor Mahin Mousapour called for much stronger sanctions for Muslims who abuse Christians in Germany at a press conference on Monday. Highlighting the fact Christians suffer violence, harassment, and death threats in migrant lodgings, Ms. Mousapour criticised Germany for granting Islam “too much respect”. Declaring anti-Christian hate attacks an affront to German values, politician Erika Steinbach advocated the government deport migrants who insult or attack Christians. At the press conference Ms. Mousapour, who converted to Christianity more than 25 years ago, reported that Christians face various forms of persecution in migrant housing. Ms Mousapour...
  • London jihadi bride schoolgirl, 17, who ran away to join ISIS with two friends 'has been killed by

    08/11/2016 12:22:55 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 82 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11 August 2016 | Keiligh Baker
    A British schoolgirl who fled the UK to join ISIS in Syria has been killed by an airstrike in Raqqa. Kadiza Sultana, 17, is thought to have died earlier this year after her home in the terror state's stronghold city was hit by a bomb believed to have been dropped by a Russian plane.
  • France Wants Members Of The Public To Take In Migrants As Official Centres Can’t Cope

    08/11/2016 11:24:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 11, 2016 | Nick Hallett
    France is urging its citizens to take migrants into their homes as official processing centres cannot cope with the huge influx. Housing Minister Emmanuelle Cosse said the government would offer incentives to charities that help individuals house migrants, proposing that charities would receive 1,500 euros for each migrant they manage to place with a family.
  • Milan Overrun by ‘Invasion’ Of Thousands Of Immigrants

    08/11/2016 6:16:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 11, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams
    As other migratory routes north have closed, migrants have converged on the Italian city of Milan, in what Italian press are describing as an “invasion” of thousands of migrants and fear of thousands more. In past weeks, caravans of migrants who arrive in southern Italy have made their way north, only to find their progress halted by tight borders with France, Austria and Switzerland. The result has been a growing migrant population forming in such areas as Lake Como, Ventimiglia and now the Italian industrial capital of Milan.
  • Germany mulls stripping citizenship from jihadists

    08/11/2016 6:12:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 11 Aug 2016 14:22 GMT+02:00 | AFP
    German citizens with dual nationality who fight for a terror group should be stripped of their German citizenship, the interior minister said Thursday, unveiling tough new measures after two attacks by Islamic State militants. “Germans who participate in fighting abroad for a terror militia and who have another citizenship should lose their German nationality,” Thomas de Maizière said. Some 820 people have left Germany to fight alongside jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq, according to estimates by Germany’s secret services. With around one in three fighters having since returned to Germany, fears are running high of the threat they may...
  • Germany's Migrant Rape Crisis Spirals out of Control

    08/10/2016 5:33:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 64 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | August 9, 2016 | Soeren Kern
    Suppression of data about migrant rapes is "Germany-wide phenomenon." ◾Germany's migrant rape crisis has now spread to cities and towns in all 16 of Germany's federal states. Germany now finds itself in a vicious circle: most of the perpetrators are never found, and the few who are frequently receive lenient sentences. Only one in 10 rapes in Germany is reported and just 8% of rape trials result in convictions, according to Minister of Justice Heiko Maas. ◾Up to 90% of the sex crimes committed in Germany in 2014 do not appear in the official statistics, according to André Schulz, the...
  • Over 6,000 Migrants Sue Germany For Taking Too Long With Asylum Claims

    08/10/2016 5:12:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 10, 2016 | Chris Tomlinson
    Over 6,000 migrants are suing the German government because they say that their asylum claims are taking too long to process. After receiving over one million new migrants looking to claim asylum in 2015, the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) has been unable to shift a significant backlog of cases to process. The agency has long been troubled with extended waiting periods to deal with asylum claims, with the average waiting time being around five to six months.
  • Aleppo battle: Assad sends thousands of reinforcements

    08/09/2016 2:15:35 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 18 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | August 9, 2016
    The Syrian government has sent thousands of reinforcements to mount a counterattack in Aleppo after rebels broke through government lines two days earlier, a monitoring group said. The Lebanese Shia Hezbollah movement and the government have mobilised more than 3,000 troops and militia fighters for an attempt to recapture the areas where the rebels made their breakthrough, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). "Hundreds of opposition fighters have also arrived in Aleppo from the [neighbouring] province of Idlib to help in the expected battles," said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the group. Hezbollah's battle-hardened fighters have...
  • Russian Carrier Awaits MiG-29s for Syrian Airstrikes

    08/09/2016 10:58:40 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    AINonline ^ | August 9, 2016 | Vladimir Karnozov
    A MiG-29K operating from INS Vikramaditya during trials in the Barents Sea in 2013. (Photo: Vladimir Karnozov) The Russian navy’s only carrier, the 59,000-metric ton Admiral Kuznetsov, is being modified to enable operations of MiG-29K/KUB strike fighters against targets in Syria. The work is due to be completed within the next few months. During its first combat deployment, the carrier is likely to carry 15 fighters and a dozen Kamov helicopters. The latter may include a few Ka-52K Katran attack prototypes as well as Ka-31 airborne early warning & control rotorcraft. The deployment will last for up to three months,...