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  • Russian Ships in the English Channel

    10/22/2016 7:50:33 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 4 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | October 22, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    This week, Britain’s Royal Navy deployed warships to monitor the Russian aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and other ships passing through the North Sea and the English Channel in route to Syria. The purpose of the deployment is to end the war in Syria before the U.S. elections. Russia is sending its Northern and Baltic Fleets to reinforce the final assault on the city of Aleppo. Their goal is to eliminate rebel forces and shore up the Assad regime allowing Russia to ends its involvement in the civil war. The extra ships will greatly increase Russian firepower in Syria and will...
  • Syria says east Aleppo ceasefire has begun, promises 'safe exit'

    10/21/2016 9:36:12 PM PDT · by Mariner · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 21st, 2016 | By Suleiman Al-Khalidi | AMMAN
    The Syrian military said on Thursday a unilateral ceasefire backed by Russia had come into force to allow people to leave besieged eastern Aleppo, a move rejected by rebels who say they are preparing a counter-offensive to break the blockade. State media earlier said the army had opened exit corridors in two designated areas in the Bustan al Qasr quarter and near the Castello road in northern Aleppo city. Waiting buses were shown on state television. Intensified Russian and Syrian bombing of besieged rebel-held parts of Aleppo in the past weeks has hit hospitals, bakeries and water pumping stations, and...
  • Russian Rustbucket (Carrier) Bumbling Along Channel 'Has Tow Boat In Case It Breaks Down'

    10/22/2016 4:23:38 AM PDT · by Strategy · 72 replies
    Daily Express ^ | October 22, 2016 | By Vincent Wood
    THE RUSSIAN aircraft carrier floating through the Channel in a show of Putin's naval might is a Soviet antique plagued by technical problems, it has been revealed. The Admiral Kuznetsov, part of a fleet destined for Syria, was seen belching black smoke off the coast of Dover. But while it looks daunting, the vast vessel is a relic of the Soviet era -- with the port side still bearing it's communist name - "Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Kuznetsov". The ship even has a tow boat running alongside waiting for it to grind to a stuttering halt....
  • Russia Orders Moscow World Cup Stadium To Immediately Convert To Wartime Bomb Shelter

    10/21/2016 6:20:49 AM PDT · by Strategy · 29 replies
    News Prepper ^ | October 18, 2016
    Managers of the Zenit Arena, a giant half-built stadium in St. Petersburg, received an official letter from the Ministry of Emergency Situations last week demanding that they immediately create shelter facilities for wartime. The stadium, under construction for the upcoming World Cup 2018, is located outside the city boundaries, the letter said, but in case of nuclear attack it is in the potential "zone of war destruction and radiation fallout."
  • Hillary Clinton Wants War in Syria and Possibly a Nuclear Standoff

    10/20/2016 6:53:07 PM PDT · by ak267 · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10-20-2016 | Styxhexenhammer666
    The way she talks about Syria is the same way Dubya did about Iraq for two years before invading.
  • Putin Sends Largest Fleet Of Russian Ships Since Cold War To Syria

    10/20/2016 6:03:37 AM PDT · by Strategy · 47 replies
    Daily Express ^ | October 19, 2016 | By Katie Mansfield
    Mr Putin has sent Russia's only aircraft carrier alongside an arsenal of heavily armed ships including a battlecruiser and two destroyers. The fleet, which is making its way into British waters, is carrying fighter bombers that are likely to reinforce a final assault on the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo in two weeks. A senior NATO diplomat said: "They are deploying all of the Northern fleet and much of the Baltic fleet in the largest surface deployment since the end of the Cold War. "This is not a friendly port call. In two weeks, we will see a crescendo of...
  • Turkey Bombs U.S.-Backed Kurds in Syria's Aleppo Province

    10/20/2016 4:57:05 AM PDT · by kimtom · 11 replies ^ | Oct 20 2016 | Alexander Smith
    Link Only Turkey (Nato ally) bombs US backed Kurds!!! (My lead in)
  • Russia moves massive forces towards Syria! Gog is coming! (video)

    10/19/2016 6:54:23 PM PDT · by Lera · 63 replies
    Behold Israel Youtube ^ | Oct 19, 2016 | Amir Tsarfati
    Largest military presence ever is gathering in the Mediterranean Sea .
  • A World In Revolt...Psalm 1 and 2 pt 4

    Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.(Psalm 2:1-3)The first two Psalms go together. Perhaps it isn’t immediately apparent, because in some ways they are completely different, but I believe the Holy Spirit led those who placed them side by side as the opening of the Psalter. Psalm one examines a lone individual, a God worshipping , scripture meditating disciple who has made...
  • US Marines seek presence in Norway amid Russian tensions

    10/18/2016 5:26:32 PM PDT · by tekrat · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/18/2016 | Jamie Crawford
    Norway may soon host a rotational force of US Marines -- a move that could send a chill down Russian President Vladimir Putin's spine. The American request, confirmed in a statement from the commanding officer of Marine forces in Europe, comes as tensions between the US and Russia are increasing amid the humanitarian disaster in Syria and US assertions of Russian involvement in cyber hacks on American political organizations and individuals.
  • Saddam Pursued Nukes

    11/12/2007 7:21:03 PM PST · by ikez78 · 75 replies · 187+ views
    NEWSMAX ^ | 11=12=07 | Ron Kessler
    In seven months of secret debriefings, Saddam Hussein admitted that he faked having weapons of mass destruction but planned on developing a weapons of mass destruction program with nuclear capability within a year. Saddam made the admissions in videotaped interviews with George L. Piro, an FBI agent who was assigned by the FBI with the CIA’s approval to try to develop his cooperation. For my book "The Terrorist Watch: Inside the Desperate Race to the Next Attack" — being published this week — Piro described the debriefings, which have never been previously revealed. [To get Ronald Kessler's new book, go...
  • RAF Has "Green Light" to Fire on Russian Jets [semi-news]

    10/15/2016 10:41:56 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Oct 2016 | John Semmens
    The risky nature of the United States' entanglement in the Syrian civil war ratcheted up a notch when pilots of our NATO ally, the United Kingdom, were given the okay to shoot down Russian fighter aircraft if they feel threatened by them. Current Secretary of State John Kerry and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have both spoken of the "need to confront Russia" in Syria. At last Sunday's presidential debate Clinton contrasted her strong stance in support of a "no fly zone" in Syria with presidential rival Donald Trump's "cowardly preference for avoiding the steps necessary to counter this...
  • US Military Prepares For All Out War Amid Syrian Standoff

    10/15/2016 8:10:39 AM PDT · by Bobalu · 53 replies
    Israeli News Live ^ | 10/15/16 | Steven Ben de Noon
    FAA has announced No fly zone over certain areas of Montana claiming that Saturday they will launch Rockets for some Space Operation. HMMM No I don't think so. Huge build up of bombers in the island of Diego Garcia off the coast of India. What is America planning a possible preemptive strike on Russia?
  • What Reagan can teach us about handling Russia (Actual CNN headline!)

    10/15/2016 5:35:32 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    Shahbandar: For Putin, the Cold War did not end; it has been merely re-branded Sometimes, as Ronald Reagan discovered, embracing escalation is the only way to step back from the brink Oubai Shahbandar is a former Department of Defense official, serving under President Bush and President Obama, and currently serves as a Strategic Communications Advisor to the Syrian Coalition. The opinions in this article belong to the author.
  • Hillary Corruption Led to Syria-Russia Crisis [aw!m vanity]

    10/15/2016 5:01:16 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 34 replies
    Big bold Drudge lines [*h*] ... CIA PLANS CYBER STRIKE ON RUSSIA 'DEFCON WARNING UPGRADE' MOSCOW READY FOR WAR Obama wants to not only wag-the-dog, but who knows? A cyber-war could disrupt internet communications -- time to blind Trump supporters. And it all boils down to their bribe money to take out the Syrian government. Obama and Hillary want you to think that Bashar Assad is the very devil. In many ways he is. Worst of all is his defense of Christians and Jews so far as the Establishment thinks. ISIS is cool -- they enslave Christians and Jews for...
  • Jill Stein: Trump Is Less Dangerous Than Clinton; She Will Start Nuclear War With Russia

    10/14/2016 9:45:16 AM PDT · by GraceG · 60 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 12, 2016 | Tim Hains
    Green party presidential candidate Jill Stein: Donald Trump is less scary on foreign wars, because he wants to work with Russia. (snip) It is now Hillary Clinton that wants to start an air war with Russia over Syria by calling for a no fly zone. We have 2000 nuclear missiles on hairtrigger alert. They are saying we are closer to a nuclear war than we have ever been. Under Hillary Clinton, we could slide into nuclear war very quickly from her declared policy in Syria. I sure won't sleep well at night if Donald Trump is elected, but I sure...
  • First Lady Asma al-Assad plays the kind-hearted humanitarian in Damascus as she [tr]

    10/14/2016 6:25:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 14, 2016 | Sarah Dean
    As her husband vows to 'cleanse' the northern city of Aleppo with relentless airstrikes, Syria's First Lady Asma al-Assad is playing the role of a kind-hearted humanitarian in Damascus. The wife of embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is believed to live in the centre of the capital city with their three children. The area has been largely spared from the relentless violence that has swept the country since 2011. Posts on an official presidency Instagram account show the British-born First Lady, who was educated at King's College London, greeting female graduates, hugging the orphaned children of regime soldiers and sharing...

    10/13/2016 10:23:32 PM PDT · by pissant · 15 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9-5-2013 | DJT
  • Exclusive: Obama, aides expected to weigh Syria military options on Friday

    10/13/2016 8:13:34 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-13-2016 | Arshad Mohammed and Jonathan Landay
    U.S. President Barack Obama and his top foreign policy advisers are expected to meet on Friday to consider their military and other options in Syria as Syrian and Russian aircraft continue to pummel Aleppo and other targets, U.S. officials said. Some top officials argue the United States must act more forcefully in Syria or risk losing what influence it still has over moderate rebels and its Arab, Kurdish and Turkish allies in the fight against Islamic State, the officials told Reuters. One set of options includes direct U.S. military action such as air strikes on Syrian military bases, munitions depots...
  • Obama To Decide Friday On Military Action In Syria

    10/13/2016 10:42:24 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 56 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/13/16 | Tyler Durder
    The question is whether it was also "bolster" al-Qaeda linked jihadists whom the US has been supporting for the past several months as a result of the perverse merger of "moderate" rebel forces in Syria.
  • Syrian MiG-29 fighter jets performing combat missions with Russian made R-77 missiles

    10/13/2016 6:40:11 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    Air Recognition ^ | 13 October 2016
    Syrian Air Force Mikoyan MiG-29 (NATO reporting name: Fulcrum) fighter jets are performing sorties with medium-range air-to-air missiles of the R-77 (AA-12 Adder) family. Syrian Radio & TV Agency has broadcasted a video showing the attaching of an air-launched weapon of this type to a MiG-29 plane. The video shows a R-77-family missile (most probably, an export version of the missile, i.e. RVV-SD) being carried by an under-wing AKU-170E ejection unit of a MiG-29 plane. The video has confirmed media reports that Russia repaired and upgraded several Syrian Air Force MiG-29 fighter jets. According to data of public sources, the...
  • British MP: We Must Be Willing To Shoot Russian Jet Down In Syria

    10/13/2016 4:39:20 AM PDT · by Strategy · 114 replies
    AMN ^ | October 12, 2016 | By Paul Antonopoulos
    Andrew Mitchell, a senior member of the UK's parliament and former international development secretary, said to the BBC that the UK must be willing to shoot down Russian jets to supposedly protect civilians on the ground. "What we are saying is very clear. No one wants to see a firefight with Russia, no one wants to shoot down a Russian plane," Mitchell said. "But what we do say is that the international community has an avowed responsibility to protect and that protection must be exerted. "If that means confronting Russia air power defensively, on behalf of the innocent people on...
  • Superpower Showdown

    10/12/2016 5:30:37 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 17 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 10/11/2016 | Matt Ward
    While the United States and the rest of the world are distracted by the ongoing machinations of an approaching U.S. election, Russia and America are edging ever closer to a direct military confrontation in Syria. With the brutal offensive in Eastern Aleppo as the backdrop, the potential for confrontation between these two old enemies is no longer a fantasy. In the corridors of Moscow and the Pentagon there is a growing sense that just such a military showdown between the two Cold War super powers is an inevitability at this point. The ramifications of such a confrontation, obviously, are huge....
  • Warming Russia-Turkey relations send a chill through Ukraine

    10/12/2016 1:33:53 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 99 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 11, 2016 | By Fred Weir
    Moscow — Leaders of Turkey and Russia signed a long-delayed deal Monday to build the TurkStream gas pipeline under the Black Sea to deliver Russian gas to Europe's doorstep within three years. The rapid warming trend in Russo-Turkish relations holds deep implications for Syria's immediate crisis, which dominated the talks and the subsequent headlines, but the fallout from that pipeline deal is a potentially crushing blow to struggling pro-Western Ukraine and may be rearranging strategic realities around the region for many years to come. Analysts say that if TurkStream goes ahead it will enable Moscow to cut its former main...
  • Arms dealer says administration made him scapegoat on Libya operation to 'protect' Clinton

    EXCLUSIVE: American arms dealer Marc Turi, in his first television interview since criminal charges against him were dropped, told Fox News that the Obama administration -- with the cooperation of Hillary Clinton’s State Department -- tried and failed to make him the scapegoat for a 2011 covert weapons program to arm Libyan rebels that spun out of control.
  • Nuclear War Is On The Horizon: "This Is Not Just Talk... Action Has Been Taken"

    As the U.S. elections draw nearer, the amount of bellicose rhetoric from politicians and key military commanders (in truth, “politicians” as well) has been increasing. The main focus of that rhetoric has been directed toward Russia, and is also “blathered” in the direction of China, North Korea, and Iran when it suits U.S. political interests. The problem is that all of it is not just talk: action has been taken, especially regarding Russia and the Syrian theatre of operations. Within the past several weeks, the U.S. has bombed Syrian troops, killing 62 outside of Deor ez-Zor in airstrikes and then...

    10/11/2016 6:24:29 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/11/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    Could psycho elites start WWIII? What’s going on here, in Syria? It all seems to be maybe heavily screened and minimized by the Google Machine, but as far as I can see, Vladimir Putin’s Russia is “assisting” the President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, as he battles “rebels” who are trying to take him down and out and probably kill him.
  • UN Continues Substantial Purchases from Companies Tied to Assad Regime

    10/11/2016 5:02:12 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/11/16 | Joseph Klein
    Business as usual in Syria while UN Human Rights High Commissioner demands UN boycott against Israel The United Nations Security Council once again deadlocked over what to do about the increasing carnage in Syria, particularly in the besieged city of Aleppo. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expressed frustration at the lack of any decisive action by the Council. Yet, while the UN’s own procurement division continues to do millions of dollars’ worth of business with individuals and entities tied to the Syrian regime and its president Bashar al-Assad despite the ongoing atrocities, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is...
  • Syrian MP Fares Shehabi: The Golan Heights Must Be Part of Any Solution to the War in Syria

    10/11/2016 10:03:26 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 14 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 10/2/16 | Mayadeen TV (Lebanon)
    In a recent TV interview, Syrian MP Fares Shehabi said: "Allah willing, all the areas occupied from Syria, including the Golan Heights, will be part of the settlement." Speaking on the Lebanese Mayadeen TV channel on October 2, Shehabi said: You want Syria to become secure, stable, and democratic once again, with elections and all that? By all means, give us back our occupied area, which is the cause of all these problems."
  • Mousavi, Celebrated in Iranian Protests, Was the Butcher of Beirut

    06/25/2009 6:40:55 PM PDT · by Psion · 10 replies · 526+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | June 25, 2009 | Jeff Stein
    “This was the heyday of [Ayatollah] Khomeini’s theocratic vision, when Iran thought it really could export its revolution across the Middle East, providing money and arms to anyone who claimed he could upend the old order.” He may yet turn out to be the avatar of Iranian democracy, but three decades ago Mir-Hossein Mousavi was waging a terrorist war on the United States that included bloody attacks on the U.S. embassy and Marine Corps barracks in Beirut. Mousavi, prime minister for most of the 1980s, personally selected his point man for the Beirut terror campaign, Ali Akbar Mohtashemi-pur, and dispatched...
  • Syrian refugees capture terrorism suspect and hand him over to German police

    10/10/2016 7:09:21 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies ^ | October 10, 2016 | Erik Kirschbaum
    A Syrian refugee suspected of planning a terrorist attack in Germany on behalf of Islamic State was captured by police early Monday in the eastern city of Leipzig after another Syrian lured him to an apartment, tied him up with the help of other refugees and turned him over to police.
  • Hillary says she is Goldwater?

    10/10/2016 5:11:29 PM PDT · by lavaroise · 15 replies
    Self | 10-10-16 | Self
    I know GOP is pretending to confront Russia on Allepo. She is all talk of war yet promotes START treaties. Yet I think it would be worth it to make a Goldwater type accuzation on her, with a political ad showing her starting WWIII with images of Atomic explosions over LA.
  • Clinton will continue Obama policy confronting Russia in Syria and the UN

    10/10/2016 5:02:44 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/10/16 | David Singer
    American voters have been presented with a stark choice between Clinton and Trump on America's future involvement in Syria Hillary Clinton has made it very clear in the second Presidential Debate that if elected next President of the United States she will continue President Obama’s confrontation with Russia both in Syria and at the United Nations. Clinton told 66.5 million viewers:
  • Something I Think Is Getting Glossed Over From The Debate

    10/10/2016 6:54:31 AM PDT · by JamesP81 · 84 replies
    Me | 10-10-2016 | Vanity
    Did anyone else catch that bit about enforcing a no-fly zone over Syria? We could do that, but it would mean aerial combat taking place between US and Russian aircraft. I don't know about any of you, but I don't see Syria as something worth risking even a conventional conflict with Russia over. Also, it's a bad idea of nuclear powers to fight each other directly. The potential for a nuclear conflict is high, and given the number of warheads we and the Russians have, that conflict would be a disaster of literally biblical proportions.
  • Russia plans permanent naval facility in Syrian port of Tartus – Mo

    10/10/2016 5:13:01 AM PDT · by tekrat · 9 replies
    RT (Russia Today) ^ | 10/10/2016
    The Russian military plans to expand its supply base in Syria into a fully-fledged permanent naval base. The Russian facility in Tartus has long been used to resupply Russian warships during Mediterranean Sea missions. "We are going to have a permanent Navy base in Tartus. We have prepared the paperwork, which is now being reviewed by other government agencies. The documents are pretty much ready, so we hope to submit them to you for ratification soon," General Nikolay Pankov, deputy defense minister responsible for communication with other parts of the Russian government, told the Federation Council, Russia’s senate. Original Story:...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – October 9th, 2016 (video)

    10/09/2016 4:21:07 PM PDT · by Lera · 10 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | 10/9/16 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. looks at the stunning geopolitical developments last week concerning Russia and the U.S. vis-à-vis Syria, which have profound ramifications in terms of Bible prophecy.
  • Chemnitz Germany Bomber

    10/09/2016 9:38:21 AM PDT · by pepsionice · 5 replies
    State-Run ARD Network News ^ | 10 Oct 2016 | ARD News
    Basic translation. The police bust yesterday netted bomb-making material from a site in Chemnitz, Germany. The bomb-maker is a young Syrian guy immigrated in 2015. Some screw-up occurred with the German cops, and the young Syrian got away, while they got the material and two of his associates. Nation-wide search underway for the bomb-maker. Within the last hour, state-run news has noted that there is info that this bomb episode was possibly designed for one of the two Berlin airports.
  • The Syrian-Iraqi Baath party and its Nazi beginnings

    08/01/2006 8:34:39 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 22 replies · 773+ views
    Ruling party learned from Nazis THE chances of a lightning-quick war in Iraq evaporated with the unexpected determination and guerrilla tactics of the Baath Party militia. Trapped between a civilian population which viscerally hates them, and the advancing allies, it was predictable the petty bureaucrats and young thugs behind Saddam's totalitarian rule would fight it out. But who are the members of the Baath Party? In Arabic, baath means renaissance or resurrection. The Baath Arab Socialist Party, to give the organisation its formal title, is the original secular Arab nationalist movement, founded in Damascus in the 1940s to combat Western...
  • War Drums with Russia & the Post-Obama Middle East

    10/08/2016 2:31:28 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 39 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | October 8, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    War with Russia? So suggests John McCain, in so many words. In advocating for decisive action in Syria, the Senator insinuates he is OK with a head-on collision with Russia. And the media report this ‘threat’ as though it might actually spark a nuclear war. While the situation is tense and even volatile, could it really spark a nuclear war? Unlikely. Along the southeast coast, a hurricane threatens destruction. Like Sandy in 2012, it overshadows a looming election – at least for a few days in the news cycle. It’s obvious, with the Doomsday reporting of nuclear war and natural...
  • Will the US Go to War with Russia over Syria? [semi-satire]

    10/08/2016 10:48:08 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 Oct 2016 | John Semmens
    Tensions surrounding the war-torn nation of Syria ratcheted up this week with Secretary of State John Kerry charging Russia with war crimes, Russia threatening to shoot down US planes that attack its Syrian government ally, and US Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley boasting to the Russians that “we will beat you harder than you have ever been beaten before.” On one side we have the Russians and the murderous Assad regime. On the other side we have the bumbling Obama Administration and its confusing alliance with anti-Assad jihadis. The unanswered question is whether the issue of which side...
  • Pentagon Considers Launching Limited Military Action Against Assad

    10/08/2016 4:17:16 AM PDT · by Strategy · 145 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 8, 2016 | Mike Theiler
    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is considering carrying out limited attacks in Syria that don't drag U.S. President Barack Obama to an embarrassing situation, along with several U.S. security bodies holding meetings since weeks to figure out a solution to the rising crisis in Aleppo amid potential U.S. attacks against the Syrian regime. Officials in the Pentagon and the White House told Asharq al-Awsat newspaper that these airstrikes will not be disclosed and the U.S. won't claim them publicly. Some analysts expressed concerns over the mounting tension between Russia and the U.S. as this might drift the Syrian war and spur...
  • Turi: Half the Weapons Went to Libya, the Other Half 2 Syrian Enemies of USA

    10/05/2016 4:54:32 PM PDT · by gaijin · 11 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Oct 5th, 2016 | Catherine Herridge
    The DOJ dropped charges against shadowy American arms dealer Marc Turi, as his legal defense threatened to unmask evidence of secret 2011 arms diversions by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Obama Administration. Turi's trial would have happened around the time of the American Presidential election in November, next month. Turi, whose company operates out of Las Vegas, told Fox News of his belief that half his weapons went to Libyan rebels and the other half went to Syrian enemies of the United States. Turi's arms export license was to Qatar, not Libya. Turi's legal defence is that...
  • 8 Alarming Warning Signs That Indicate War With Russia Could Be Imminent

    10/07/2016 8:41:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies ^ | October 6, 2016 | Daisy Luther
    How many more indicators do we need to see to realize that a major confrontation between Russia and the West is approaching rapidly? Is World War III upon us? Because it’s certainly starting to look that way, and I am far from the only person saying it. The most alarming thing about it is that WWIII is most likely to involve nuclear weapons, which brings the destruction to a level that threatens the very existence of humanity. Steve Rosenberg, Russia correspondent for the BBC tweets constantly about the situation in Russia. To quote him: When 1 Russian paper talks about...
  • US Army chief Mark Milley fires threat to Russia and warns: ‘We’ll beat you anywhere, anytime’

    10/07/2016 1:25:55 PM PDT · by BBell · 100 replies ^ | 10/06/16 | DANNY COLLINS
    'WE WILL DESTROY YOU' US Army chief Mark Milley fires terrifying threat to Russia over Syria and warns: ‘We’ll beat you anywhere, anytime’The firebrand speech is likely to ratchet up tensions between the two superpowers as war of words reaches boiling point.THE US Army’s chief commander has fired a thinly-veiled threat at Russia and warned: “We will beat you harder than you have ever been beaten before.”Chief of Staff General Mark Milley pulled no punches following a fiery war of words between Moscow and Washington DC over the Syria crisis.Only yesterday four Nato nations were forced to scramble fighter jets...
  • You Can Now Be Served Lawsuits in a Tweet

    10/07/2016 10:41:01 AM PDT · by notscj · 16 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | Oct. 6, 2016 | Steven Nelson
    A Kuwaiti religious leader who allegedly raised money for jihadist rebels in Syria appears poised to become the first person served a U.S. lawsuit via Twitter. Hajjaj bin Fahd al-Ajmi has been a hard man to reach for a lawyer seeking compensation in a northern California federal court on behalf of hundreds of thousands of Assyrian Christians who own property in Iraq and Syria. U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler, resolving the impasse, found al-Ajmi has “an active Twitter account and continues to use it,” offering the “method of service most likely to reach" him to satisfy the service of process...
  • Kerry calls for war crimes probe against Russia, Syria

    10/07/2016 9:58:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 7, 2016 | Joel Gehrke
    Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russia and Syrian dictator Bashar Assad of committing war crimes in their assault on rebel-held territory, including hospitals and aid workers, and called for an investigation. "Russia and the regime owe the world more than an explanation about why they keep hitting hospitals, medical facilities, children and women," Kerry said before a meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault. "These are acts that beg for an appropriate investigation of war crimes and those that commit these would and should be held accountable for these actions. They're beyond the accidental now, way beyond, years beyond...
  • Russian Parliament Ratifies Indefinite Deployment of Air Force in Syria

    10/07/2016 7:36:09 AM PDT · by tekrat · 42 replies
    Russia's lower house of parliament ratified on Friday an agreement with Syria that authorizes the deployment of a Russian air group at the Hmeimim airbase for an indefinite period of time. The Hmeymim airbase agreement was signed in Damascus on August 26, 2015, and was submitted to the State Duma for ratification in the beginning of August, 2016. The document was approved by 446 State Duma lawmakers.
  • Russia posts provocative tweet warning US on Syria, mocking Earnest

    10/06/2016 10:49:11 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 06, 2016 | Lucas Tomlinson
    The Russian government is ratcheting up warnings – on Twitter – to the U.S. government not to interfere with its military operations in Syria, even suggesting American aircraft could be targeted by its “air defense systems.” In a provocative tweet Wednesday, the Russian embassy in Washington posted a side-by side photo of White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest and the Russian S-300 missile system. With the military apparatus pointed toward the image of Earnest, a caption says Russia wants the system because they “never really know what kind of assistance terrorists might get.” The tweet says Russia will take “every...
  • Queen of Jordan calls on Europe to rethink refugee crisis

    10/06/2016 8:26:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 10/06/2016 9:34 | By | Translated By Samuel Morgan
    Queen Rania of Jordan has called on Europe to collaborate with her country and make the refugee crisis a “joint success” and insisted that it is about humanity’s “common future”. EurActiv Spain reports. Addressing the annual meeting of the Federation of German Industry (BDI) in Berlin today (6 October), Rania called on the business leaders in attendance to work together and face up to the challenge. […] At another event in London, she addressed concerns that terrorists could make their way across borders under the guise of seeking asylum, Rania said that “they are not extremists; in fact, they are...
  • 'We'll shoot down US warplanes': Russia warns coalition jets carrying out air strikes over Syria

    10/06/2016 3:33:25 PM PDT · by free_life · 139 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | Oct 6, 2016
    Russia has ordered the US not to carry out airstrikes on Syrian army positions, warning that sophisticated air defence systems are now up and running. Putin has ordered the deployment of S-300 and S-400 units in order to protect troops on the ground. And Russian army bosses have warned that the weapons' radius may be 'a surprise' to unidentified planes, helicopters and drones in the area, according to Russia Today . Russia says it has deployed the anti-aircraft batteries because members of the Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria are working “ on the ground ” delivering aid.