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  • Democrat Senate Candidate Lies About Refugees

    08/28/2016 6:31:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Polizette ^ | August 28, 2016 | Kathryn Blackhurst
    Says they’re all orphans and widows because the men are 'all dead' Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworth from Illinois blatantly misled attendees at a forum this week when she claimed that the United States does not accept military-aged male Syrian refugees into the country. Duckworth, who is running against incumbent Republican Sen. Mark Kirk for his Senate seat, said Wednesday at a roundtable event with the Illinois Farm Bureau that the U.S. predominantly accepts Syrian women and children who are widows and orphans. Duckworth went on to imply there are “no men of military age” brought into the United States under...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – August 28th, 2016 (video)

    08/28/2016 3:38:43 PM PDT · by Lera · 6 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | Aug 28, 2016 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. addresses two very significant developments that took place since our last update, the first of which has to do with Turkey moving into Syria and the second having to do with the US related to both Iran and Russia.
  • 10,000th Syrian Reaches US This Week in Resettlement Program

    08/28/2016 10:26:04 AM PDT · by PROCON · 12 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 28, 2016 | KARIN LAUB
    The U.S. will reach its target this week of taking in 10,000 Syrian war refugees in a year-old resettlement program, the U.S. ambassador to Jordan said Sunday, after meeting families headed to California and Virginia. The resettlement program has emerged as an issue in the U.S. presidential campaign, with Republican nominee Donald Trump alleging displaced Syrians pose a potential security threat.
  • Turkey targets Kurdish forces south of Syria's Jarablus

    08/27/2016 5:22:08 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 16 replies
    Al-Jazeera ^ | 28 August 2016 | Dylan Collins
    Turkish jets and artillery have targeted Kurdish forces south of the strategic town of Jarablus, according to a monitor and local sources, as Turkey continues a major military offensive inside northern Syria. Turkey first sent tanks across the border on Wednesday as part of a two-pronged operation against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters, as well as Kurdish-led forces. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday's air strikes and shelling hit the village of Amarneh, ...
  • Russia's Best Military Aircraft: Not Armed With the Best Aircraft-Killer Missiles

    08/27/2016 3:59:30 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    The National Interest ^ | August 26, 2016 | Dave Majumdar
    While Russia has deployed advanced warplanes to Syria including the Sukhoi Su-30SM, Su-34 and Su-35S, those jets are seldom seen carrying Moscow’s latest air-to-air weapons. More often than not, the Su-30SM Flanker-H and Su-34 Fullback are spotted armed with Soviet-era R-27 semi-active radar and infrared-guided medium range air-to-air missiles. It is only on occasion that Su-35S Flanker-E fighters are spotted with active-radar guided R-77 RVV-SD missiles—which are roughly the equivalent of the American-made Raytheon AIM-120 AMRAAM. The reason Russian fighters are seldom spotted with advanced air-to-air weaponry are two-fold, explains researcher Mikhail Barabanov, editor-in-chief of the Moscow Defense Brief, which...
  • Clintonites Prepare for War on Syria

    08/26/2016 7:47:04 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 29 replies
    Neocons and Clintonites have launched a major campaign with the goal of direct US military intervention and aggression against Syria, potentially leading to war with Iran and Russia. An early indication emerged as soon as it was clear the Hillary Clinton would be the Democratic Party nominee. Following the California primary, the NY Times reported on State Department diplomats issuing an internal memo “urging the United States to carry out military strikes against the government of President Bashar al Assad.” In early August Dennis Ross and Andrew Tabler opined in the NY Times about “The Case for (Finally) Bombing Assad”....
  • Ottoman–Mamluk War (1516–17) [began AUGUST 24, five hundred years ago]

    08/26/2016 6:24:55 PM PDT · by Enchante · 11 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | July 19, 2016 | Wikipedia
    Operations in the Levant (1516) The Ottomans first captured the city of Diyarbekir in southeastern Anatolia.[2] The Battle of Marj Dabiq (24 August 1516) was decisive, in which the Mamluk ruler Kansuh al-Ghuri was killed.[2] The Ottomans apparently outnumbered the Mamluks by a factor of 3 to 1.[6] Syria fell under the rule of the Ottomans with this single battle.[6] The Battle of Yaunis Khan occurred near Gaza (1516) and was again a defeat for the Mamluks.
  • Did Obama Just Betray Syrian Christians to Please the Turks? Seems So.

    08/26/2016 8:20:10 AM PDT · by Lera · 11 replies
    Stream ^ | August 26, 2016 | John Zmirak
    American policy in Syria has been marked by a long list of flip-flops and failures. Remember Obama's "red line" meant to stop the Assad regime from using chemical weapons? That was quickly erased when Congress made it clear there was little public support for using U.S. forces to topple another secular dictator in favor of rebel groups whose radical Islamist views made them no less dangerous to our interests. The "moderate" rebels to whom the U.S. was airdropping weapons proved to be virtually mythical creatures, and those weapons ended up in the hands of al Qaeda's allies. Then we learned...
  • Turkey warns Syrian Kurds to withdraw east of Euphrates

    08/25/2016 9:07:56 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 08/25/2016
    Turkey has threatened further intervention in northern Syria unless Kurdish-led forces fully withdraw east of the River Euphrates within a week. On Wednesday, Turkish forces helped Syrian rebels take the border town of Jarablus from so-called Islamic State. Turkish Defence Minister Fikri Isik said on Thursday the operation had two goals - to secure the border area and ensure the Kurds "are not there". Ankara fears Kurdish gains in Syria will fuel an insurgency at home. As Mr Isik spoke, a column of some 10 Turkish tanks and a similar number of armoured vehicles reportedly crossed the border near Jarablus....
  • Why has Turkey launched an operation against IS in Syria?

    08/25/2016 12:30:54 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 24, 2016 | Raziye Akkoc
    Turkey launched its most ambitious operation of the Syrian conflict on Wednesday with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan saying it targeted the double threat from Islamic State extremists and Syrian Kurdish militias. Turkey says the air and ground operation dubbed "Euphrates Shield" will clear jihadists from the Syrian town of Jarabulus, which lies directly opposite the Turkish town of Karkamis. The operation was launched just days after Ankara appeared to soften its often-confrontational line on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whom Turkey wants to see removed.
  • Turkey sends tanks into northern Syria

    08/24/2016 8:16:33 AM PDT · by Lera · 89 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/24/16
    urkish tanks and other vehicles have rolled across the Syrian border after heavy shelling of an area held by so-called Islamic State (IS). Military sources told Turkish media 70 targets in the Jarablus area had been destroyed by artillery and rocket strikes, and 12 by air strikes. Turkish-backed Syrian rebels who are following the advance say they have entered the town of Jarablus itself. The operation is aimed against both IS and Kurdish fighters. Turkey shelled Syrian Kurdish forces in the region this week, determined not to let them fill the vacuum if IS leaves. US Vice-President Joe Biden warned...
  • BREAKING: Turkish military launches operation to Jarablus (Syria, With US Air Support)

    08/23/2016 10:24:38 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 21 replies
    DHA ^ | 8-24-2016 | DHA
    The Turkish military and the U.S.-led coalition forces launched an operation in the Jarablus region of Syria to clear its borders from the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group early on Wednesday. The operation began at around 4 a.m. with the Turkish artillery launching intense fire on the region followed by Turkish warplanes bombing IS targets. The military operation aimed at clearing the Turkish border from "terrorist elements," halting the new wave of refugee flows and delivering humanitarian aid to civilians in the region, the last significant town held by the jihadist group on the border with Turkey.
  • Soros Migration Rent-a-Mob Amps Up for Aug. 28 Wash., D.C. Refugee Rally

    08/23/2016 10:09:29 PM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 August 2016 | William F. Jasper
    The professional Soros migration/refugee agitators are rallying the street radicals to come to Washington, D.C., this Sunday, August 28. The aim of #DCRally4Refugees is to whip up the appearance of popular support for the UN’s September 19 Refugee Summit and President Obama’ plan to “surge” thousands more Syrian “refugees” into American communities. The #DCRally4Refugees is being organized by dozens of radical-Left groups funded by billionaire hedge fund mogul George Soros (shown) and his Open Society Foundations. As we reported last week, hacked documents from the Open Society Foundations (OSF) database have confirmed what was long known to readers of The...
  • 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 · 24 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.
  • Russians pounding Hillary’s anti-Assad war effort in Syria

    08/22/2016 11:37:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/22/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Cruise missiles latest scourge of supposed "hawk" in war-torn nation I don’t think most people realize just how close U.S. forces are to engaging in direct combat with Russia. Very close. And if you want to know how we got in this predicament in Syria, you might want to ask Hillary Clinton. Over the weekend, Russian cruise missiles pounded rebel forces backed by the U.S., which is allied with them in their attempts to remove President Bashar Assad from power. The Russians became so aggressive that U.S. commanders found it necessary to publicly announced U.S. forces would take action to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Thousands of Middle Eastern Illegal Immigrants Busted with Forged Papers at Border

    08/19/2016 8:56:21 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 18, 2016 | Rob Price
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents working with Mexican immigration officials have found thousands of non-Hispanic illegal immigrants crossing Mexico’s southern border to make their way to Texas. The “extra-continental” immigrants enter countries as far south as Brazil and make their way to the United States, often with forged travel documents. “The reality is that the vast majority of the people that Mexico encounters [on its southern border] that are extra-continental will eventually end up on our border,” a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) official told Reuters this week. The Reuters article confirmed the Syrian nationals reported at...
  • BREAKING: WikiLeaks Email Found Showing Secret Memo To Obama From ISIS

    08/17/2016 8:57:35 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 85 replies
    conservativedailypost.com/ ^ | August 16 2016 | MARTIN WALSH
    Last week, Donald Trump asserted that Hillary Clinton and Obama “founded ISIS.” Trump didn’t literally mean they sat down and discussed how to create this group from scratch–or did he? Trump’s statement is 100% accurate, and a leaked memo from the State Department proves it to be true! A month ago, it was released that Hillary Clinton received classified intelligence stating that Obama was supporting Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), the group that changed their name to ISIS. So, Obama is the founder of ISIS, and Hillary quickly became the co-captain of this dangerous team in 2012. The leaked memo...
  • 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...
  • FOX NEWS LIVE STREAM | DONALD TRUMP ON HANNITY TOWN HALL 10:00 pm TONIGHT| MIKE PENCE

    08/17/2016 6:57:54 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 63 replies
    Live feed for cable cutters who want to see Mr. Trump's Town Hall on FoxNews. Live feeds can be kind of sketchy so I'll post a new feed link if this one gives out. For now this link seems to be working pretty well.
  • 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 Muńoz
    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...
  • 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.
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – August 14th, 2016 (video)

    08/14/2016 3:00:47 PM PDT · by Lera · 32 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | Aug 14, 2016 | J D Farag
    Pastor J.D. presents forensic evidence proving beyond a reasonable doubt that specific Bible prophecies like Isaiah 17 and Ezekiel 38 are on the cusp of fulfillment, and what it means to us as it relates to the timing of the rapture.
  • 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."
  • Yes, Obama Is a Founder of ISIS

    08/13/2016 4:34:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 13, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Before the hyperventilating begins, let me stipulate that neither President Obama or Hillary Clinton ever sat down with Islamic State chieftain Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and signed the articles of incorporation. But were it not for their actions and inactions in facilitating a precipitous withdrawal from Iraq, creating a vacuum ISIS would gladly fill, the terrorist groups’ caliphate arguably would not exist. Trump now says he was merely being sarcastic when he said it: Donald Trump charged President Barack Obama on Wednesday with being the founder of the Islamic State during a campaign rally in Florida."In many respects, you know, they...
  • Rand Paul calls for indictment of Hillary Clinton

    08/12/2016 7:41:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    Republican Senator joins 'The O'Reilly Factor' to elaborate on prison time demand for Democratic presidential nomineehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uofvscfAx4  
  • Senator Rand Paul Discusses Potential For Clinton Indictment Based on WikiLeaks Claim

    08/13/2016 10:08:14 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 123 replies
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/ ^ | August 13, 2016 | sundance
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has stated his organization believes they are in possession of emails which prove Hillary Clinton was aware of the transfer of weapons from Libya, through Turkey, into Syria. If Assange is accurate, the prior congressional testimony of Clinton becomes another example of her deception and fraud. Rand Paul discusses at the end of this interview segment To understand the scope of the potential behind the WikiLeaks Assange information, it’s critical to understand the facts in/around Libya and Syria in 2011, 2012 through today. The specifics are outlined in the updated Benghazi Brief. The “Benghazi Brief” remains...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • SUMMER OF SLAUGHTER: ISIS EXECUTES 100 PEOPLE IN A WEEK INCLUDING A TWO-YEAR-OLD GIRL

    08/12/2016 5:00:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies
    Express.co.uk via Constitution.com ^ | Thursday, July 28, 2016 | By Nick Gutteridge
    SUMMER OF SLAUGHTER: ISIS executed 100 people in one week new reports show, including beheading 23 teenagers who were suspected of being spies and burning a two-year-old girl alive. The UK Express reported that this summer has been one of the deadliest under ISIS. According to Iraqi Army Brigadier-General Abdul-Karim Sabawi, “ISIS arrested 23 young men from Nimrod and al-Salamiya and beheaded them.“The deceased were accused of collaboration with the security forces and providing them with important information about the outfit’s movement in Nimrod.”In late July it was reported that ISIS was believed to have executed more than 100 people...
  • URGENT : ALEP APPELLE DES CHIRURGIENS (I translated it)

    08/12/2016 10:36:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    /www.maryakub.net ^ | August 10, 2016 | maryakub
    La ville d’Alep est deux fois encerclée : l’armée syrienne encercle 300 000 personnes ŕ l’est et les rebelles encerclent 2 millions de personnes ŕ l’ouest. Pour ouvrir un passage et briser le sičge, les rebelles ont attaqué la banlieue 1070 ŕ l’ouest d’Alep. Cette banlieue était composée de dizaines de grands immeubles inachevés. Les agences des Nations Unies et les ONG internationales avaient dépensé des millions pour réhabiliter ces immeubles et y loger des milliers de familles déplacées de la partie est et des campagnes du nord et de l’ouest. video on link..also in French.
  • 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.
  • The Race to Aleppo: Syrian regime forces won, then lost, the fight for a key city

    08/12/2016 6:50:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 11, 2016 | Tom Cooper
    On July 27, 2016, following 35 days of uninterrupted assaults, forces loyal to the regime of the Syrian president Bashar Al Assad achieved a breakthrough and completed their encirclement of Aleppo, Syria’s major northern city. The eastern, insurgent-held part of the city was thus isolated from the outside world. Over the following 48 hours, fighter-bombers from the Russian Airspace Force and the Syrian Arab Air Force bombed at least five local hospitals. The fate of eastern Aleppo — and the estimated 300,000 civilians still living there — appeared to be sealed.
  • WIKILEAKS PROVES TRUMP RIGHT

    08/11/2016 5:56:55 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 47 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Aug 11th, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Title too long.... s/b: WIKILEAKS Proves TRUMP IS RIGHT: Hacked Emails Include Info On Hillary’s Arming of Jihadists, Including ISIS Republican nominee Donald Trump spoke to the National Association of Home Builders on Thursday morning. Trump repeated his line that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama created ISIS. He even went further and said Hillary Clinton was the MVP of ISIS. WIKILEAKS Proves TRUMP IS RIGHT: Hacked Emails Include Info On Hillary’s Arming of Jihadists, Including ISIS Jim Hoft Aug 11th, 2016 5:02 pm 78 Comments Republican nominee Donald Trump spoke to the National Association of Home Builders on Thursday morning....
  • State Dept. Admits 8K Syrians So Far in FY2016

    08/10/2016 7:07:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 10, 2016 | Brittany M. Hughes
    The State Department revealed Tuesday the United States has accepted 8,000 Syrian refugees so far this fiscal year, admitting they could actually exceed President Obama’s goal of admitting 10,000 migrants from the war-torn Middle Eastern country by Sept. 31. Anne Richard, the assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration at US Citizenship and Immigration Services, said during a press call last Friday:
  • Oil, Drugs And Militants: Controlling Turkey’s Syrian Border

    08/10/2016 2:20:01 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 2 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 10-08-2016 | Intel
    The recent spate of ISIS-inspired terror attacks in Turkey and subsequent attempted coup, combined with foreign fighters’ incessant attempts to enter ISIS’s shrinking territory have kept Turkey’s border with Syria, once dubbed a “jihadist highway”, at the forefront of regional security issues. Has Ankara responded adequately to the international community’s demands to bring its 911-kilometer border with Assad’s regime under control, or are smuggling and border crossings by militants a continuing threat? Gasoline smuggling Earlier this year, gasoline smuggling from Turkey to Syria received international attention after Russia accused the Turkish government of facilitating contraband routes across the Syrian border....
  • Hillary Clinton Hates Muslims (video)

    08/09/2016 1:00:26 PM PDT · by libertarian27 · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 9 2016 | Paul Joseph Watson
    "Hillary's policies have led to the death and displacement of millions of Muslims, so why do we only ever hear about Donald Trump being Islamophobic?"
  • 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,...
  • Rebels break the siege of Aleppo, but at a cost

    08/09/2016 10:46:00 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 7 replies
    The Economist ^ | August 9, 2016 | Staff
    EVER since Russia entered the Syrian civil war on the side of the Syrian regime led by Bashar al-Assad, rebel groups in Aleppo have been progressively isolated and besieged. In February they lost their main access route to Turkey; and two weeks ago the fighters in the east of the city, with a population of perhaps 250,000, were cut off entirely. It threatened to become the biggest and nastiest siege in the five-year-long war. Despair, it seems, forced a show of unity by the disparate rebel groups, with striking effect. On the weekend of August 6th-7th, mainstream and jihadist groups...
  • Syrian opposition group that killed child 'was in US-vetted alliance'

    08/08/2016 11:12:33 AM PDT · by amorphous · 16 replies
    The Guadian ^ | 20 July 2016 | Martin Chulov
    A Syrian opposition group whose members beheaded a child captive near Aleppo on Tuesday had been part of a US-vetted alliance and been supplied with anti-tank missiles until a year ago. Images of the killing are widely seen as among the most shocking of the war and continued to receive condemnation, with Amnesty International describing the killing as having “truly plumbed the depths of depravity”. A US State Department spokesman described reports of the killing as “appalling” and said proof that the killers were linked to the group, known as Nour al-din al-Zenki, would lead to any further backing being...
  • Russia accuses U.S. of backing Syrian rebels who use poison gas on civilians

    08/06/2016 9:11:18 PM PDT · by Mariner · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thursday August 4, 2016August 6th, 2016 | By Andrew Osborn
    Russia's foreign ministry sharply criticized U.S. behavior in Syria on Thursday, accusing Washington of backing rebels who use poison gas against civilians and of killing hundreds in air strikes. The ministry's spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, referred to rebels supported by Washington as "animals" and said Washington and its allies were recklessly carrying out air attacks leading to numerous civilian deaths. Zakharova's strong comments, in a statement posted to social media, underscored the serious divisions between Moscow and Washington over Syria where they are united in their opposition to Islamic State but so far little else. Moscow backs President Bashar al-Assad and...
  • Behold, a Pale Horse and its Rider’s Name Was Death

    08/07/2016 10:29:15 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 42 replies
    Paul Craig Roberts ^ | 05 August 2016 | Paul Craig Roberts
    I just listened to Obama give Washington’s account of the situation with ISIL in Iraq and Syria. In Obama’s account, Washington is defeating ISIL in Iraq, but Russia and Assad are defeating the Syrian people in Syria. Obama denounced Russia and the Syrian government—but not ISIL—as barbaric. The message was clear: Washington still intends to overthrow Assad and turn Syria into another Libya and another Iraq, formerly stable and prosperous countries where war now rages continually. It sickens me to hear the President of the United States lie and construct a false reality, so I turned off the broadcast. I...