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  • Israel to provide Russia with intelligence about Syrian opposition

    10/09/2015 8:17:57 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 48 replies
    Israel will provide Russia with intelligence information about opposition sites in Syria to facilitate Moscow’s military operations, Channel 2TV has reported. The Israeli network said that a senior delegation of Russian army officials will arrive in Israel on Tuesday to coordinate the military cooperation. The delegation will be led by First Deputy Chief of General Staff General Nikolai Bogdanovsky, who will meet his Israeli counterpart, Major-General Yair Golan as well as senior officials in Israeli military intelligence, the air force and the Mossad. Channel 2 noted that the visit follows the meeting between Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian...
  • Sharyl Attkisson does Lewiston, Maine; Trump says no Syrians [Video]

    10/05/2015 5:19:50 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 11 replies
    refugeeresettlementwatch ^ | Oct 5 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Watch investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s debut of her new show—Full Measure. (Hat tip: Joanne). This is the “tease” for the show. You will have to click here to watch the whole episode. Immigration took center stage in the show’s debut. Host Attkisson explored why Lewiston, Maine has become an unlikely refuge for Somali asylum-seekers, “Full Measure” correspondent Scott Thuman examined life in European refugee camps, and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump explained why he wouldn’t welcome any Syrian refugees to America. In the program, please note the discussion about refugees vs. asylum seekers. Remember the Somalis in the program were...
  • Notice Anything ODD In This Video Of ‘Syrian Refugees’?

    09/24/2015 7:34:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 83 replies
    soopermexican ^ | 9/24/15 | soopermexican
    The great influx of Syrian “refugees” continues flooding into Europe, but some are really wondering if they’re refugees at all. And this video shows why: A BBC reporter took that video and said that 10,046 migrants entered from Croatia into Hungary in just ONE day yesterday, which is a record high number. But did you notice the one weird thing? They’re ALL MALES. Young, healthy, males without wives or children or parents. A lot of people are asking why they aren’t fighting for the peace of their nation. And even the United Nations is reporting that a whopping 72% are...
  • Michael McCaul introduces bill to restrain Obama on Syrian refugee resettlement

    09/21/2015 5:10:50 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 9 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | Sept 20 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Too much is happening at once! It turns out that just as we were reporting that House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) was signing on to the Babin bill, he was introducing a bill of his own. Thanks to Suzanne for spotting this press release from Friday. It is too soon to know what this means, however, it appears to be headed for the House Judiciary Committee (Goodlatte and Gowdy). So far we have not heard a word from that committee since the “consultation” with Sec. of State Kerry was held about ten days ago on the President’s ambitious...
  • China: USA Must Take More Syrian Refugees; We’ll Take Zero, Thanks

    09/12/2015 5:05:37 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 09/12/15 | John Hayward
    “The United States should take its responsibility in the disheartening refugee crisis in Europe as its controversial Middle East policies resulted in wars and chaos that displaced large numbers of people,” hectors China’s state-run news agency, Xinhua. They dwell on the photo of the drowned Syrian toddler — who was not in the process of fleeing from Syria when he died — and the horrid deaths of 70 refugees in a smuggler’s truck in Austria. If you’re waiting for some massive groundswell of public sympathy for refugees to change the Chinese Politburo’s mind about settling some Syrians in their territory,...
  • [Australian girl talks about] RefugeeCrisis: What The Media Is Hiding, Help SyrianRefugees Go Home

    09/11/2015 3:23:26 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 38 replies
    Syrian Girl, as she’s known, explains the migrant crisis into Europe and the way the media is handling it like no one else I’ve heard, and I highly recommend it to you. It’s very good analysis with the slight exception that she’s somewhat pro-Palestinian, so you’ll have to ignore a couple of brief comments she makes in the video. But otherwise it seems she’s right on the money, especially with respect to Obama and Turkey. Watch:
  • Anthrax: Source of Fishy, Shaggy Dog Stories Pleads Fifth

    12/20/2007 4:52:43 AM PST · by TrebleRebel · 68 replies · 316+ views
    Blogger News ^ | 12/20/07 | Ross getman
    Anthrax: Source of Fishy, Shaggy Dog Stories Pleads Fifth December 20th, 2007 by Ross E. Getman In October 2007, the former Criminal Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, Daniel Seikaly, was deposed in the civil rights action by Steve Hatfill about whether he was the source of leaks relating to Steve Hatfill in connection with Newsweek and Washington Post stories about the use of bloodhounds and the draining of ponds in Frederick, Maryland. Attorney Seikaly pled the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination in connection with most substantive questions. Attorney Seikaly has had a very distinguished career....
  • The Muslim Refugee Trojan Horse Will Soon Burn Europe to the Ground

    09/10/2015 8:22:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    Liberty News ^ | September 10, 2015 | Eric Odom
    Hijrah. Learn the word. Understand it and never forget it. Because Hijrah accurately describes the trojan horse scenario unfolding in Europe. In the year 622 the Islamic prophet Muhammad set out on the first Hijrah. What is a Hijrah? In short, it’s the act if migrating to other parts of the world with the intention of spreading the grip of Islam.
  • Frightening: Syrian Muslims Chant “Allahu Akbar” On Refugee Train to Germany (Video)

    09/10/2015 11:41:22 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 60 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 10, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    These devout Muslims ought to assimilate just fine into German society. Syrian Muslims chant “Allahu Akbar” on the refugee train to Germany. Via Conservative Papers: And, then there’s this… Muslim migrants scream “F*ck you!’ and “Allahu Akbar” in Budapest.
  • Container with aid for "refugees" was full of weapons and ammunition

    09/10/2015 4:46:37 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 45 replies
    jessuatwork You Tube account ^ | Published on YouTube September 9, 2015
    Watch the video to see what the “aid for Syrian refugees” was: It would appear the relief supplies were actually a container filled with weapons. Remember, this arrived in Greece specifically designated for the Syrian “refugees” – I’m looking for more details on the video. CNN or international media? {{{crickets}}}
  • Freep a Poll!(Should the USA accept some of the Syrian refugees) foxnews

    09/07/2015 4:25:47 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 60 replies
    Should the USA accept some of the Syrian refugees? no yes
  • No one, and I mean no one, has been a bigger supporter of the hardliners in Iran than Obama

    08/06/2015 11:21:55 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-06-15 | DrJohn
      The Barack Obama career tree is decorated with ornaments of failure. Most notable among the early disasters is Grove Parc. Grove Parc was a housing project in Obama's district in Chicago. Obama used it as a springboard for his political ambitions. He enmeshed himself with the slumlords Valerie Jarrett and Tony Rezko and subsequently Obama got campaign funding while Jarrett and Rezko got wealthy. The residents suffered for it. Back in 2012 I said this would be the blueprint for the Obama Presidency: Grove Parc was the blueprint for the Obama Presidency. It’s a shame that no one in...
  • Profile of Osama Bin Laden's Mother the Concubine-- Calling Dr. Freud!

    10/22/2001 3:17:10 PM PDT · by Shermy · 32 replies · 582+ views
    London Times ^ | October 19, 2001 | Ian Cobain
    FRIDAY OCTOBER 19 2001The wife who was shunnedBY IAN COBAINHamida: Bin Laden's motherHAMIDA Al-Attas, a tiny woman in her early sixties, has probably had little to say about the way the world has changed since September 11. But today, as she sits in her villa overlooking the highway linking Jedda to Mecca, she will be watching events as closely as any.Were she able to lift the veil of her burka, moreover, and talk openly, she could offer astonishing insights into the mind of the man that the West believes is to blame. Al-Attas is Osama bin Laden’s mother.Many hastily concocted ...
  • Donald Trump in Vegas: Obama Won’t Let Syrian Christians Into USA (VIDEO)

    07/18/2015 4:07:10 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 70 replies
    gateway Pundit ^ | July 11 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Over the past several years Syrian Christians have been desperately trying to smuggle themselves out of Syria as ISIS tells them to convert or die. The Obama White House sa far has ignored their desperate plight. snip Today in Las Vegas Donald Trump attacked the Obama administration’s policies that have allowed thousands of Syrian Muslims in the country while Christians from Syria suffer.
  • Israeli planes strike targets in Syria, Arab media report

    04/25/2015 11:11:23 PM PDT · by shove_it · 31 replies
    LATimes ^ | 25 Apr 2015 | BATSHEVA SOBELMAN
    Israeli warplanes struck military targets in Syria early Saturday, according to media reports that were not confirmed by Israeli or Syrian officials. According to Arab media and pro-opposition sources in Syria, the strikes targeted several bases belonging to Syrian missile brigades in the mountainous Qalamoun region near the Syrian-Lebanese border. The targets reportedly were Syrian army brigades said to keep long-range missiles and other strategic weaponry...
  • Assyrian Christians Hostages Were Told to Convert to Islam

    03/09/2015 6:15:26 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 3/9/15 | Staff Reporter
    Two of the Assyrian Christian hostages released by ISIS have spoken to the mediaTwo of the Assyrian Christian hostages released by ISIS have spoken to the media about their ordeal. Some 200 Christians were taken by the Islamist group on February 23 after they stormed a number of villages in the north-east of the country. One of the hostages, going by the name ‘Peter’, told the Times: “They entered our village at five in the morning, while everyone was sleeping. Some of them were Syrians, some were Chinese, some Russian – people who didn’t speak Arabic. They took 17 men,...
  • WARNING GRAPHIC - Welcome to Hell: ISIS hang bodies of 'soldiers' from entrance to the city ... MORE

    03/07/2015 3:10:28 PM PST · by boycott · 139 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | March 3, 2015 | Jay Akbar
    Eight dead bodies hang from a metal frame in the Iraq's Kirkuk province in Islamic State's latest public display of barbarity. The gruesome images which emerged on social media show the men's limp bodies suspended from their feet off a tall structure in the town of Hawija. The notorious black flag used by Islamist groups like ISIS is displayed above them as horrified onlookers inspect the scene. Some of the deceased men appear to be wearing military fatigues but it is not known if they were Iraqi soldiers. An ISIS fighter believed to be Abu Al-Rahman poses triumphantly in one...
  • Global Warming Helped Spur Syrian War, Study Says

    03/03/2015 12:29:12 AM PST · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 2, 2015
    A drought from 2006 to 2010 was among the triggers for the current uprising in Syria, according to a new study. And climate models and the observational record suggest that the drought was amplified by a century-long, human-forced warming and drying trend.
  • US Officials Admit Concern Over Syrian Refugee Effort

    02/20/2015 12:40:43 AM PST · by Mozilla · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 13, 2015 | By JUSTIN FISHEL AND MIKE LEVINE
    Top U.S. counterterrorism officials say they worry a potential terrorist could be hiding among refugees who are looking to come to the United States after escaping the brutal war in Syria. "It's clearly a population of concern,” the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Nicholas Rasmussen, told the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday. Committee Chairman Mike McCaul, R-Texas, went further, saying it would be a “huge mistake” to bring refugees from the conflict to the U.S. – even as an estimated 4 million children, women and men have been forced to flee Syria and another 7 million have been...
  • Secret planting of up to 75,000 Syrian Muslims begins in U.S.

    01/28/2015 2:11:16 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 40 replies
    WMD ^ | Jan. 27 , 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Up to 10,000 Syrian refugees, most of them Muslims, will be resettled in cities throughout the U.S. in 2015, with that figure expected to surge to near 75,000 over the next five years. While some of the planned destinations for these refugees are starting to leak out, the big question is: where will they be going? The U.S. State Department does not announce where it plans to send foreign refugees for resettlement within the United States, although the locations do eventually show up in a government database some weeks after they arrive in their host cities. Word of their anticipated...
  • Catholic refugee relief opens hearts in Syria

    12/26/2014 2:04:51 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    cna ^ | December 26, 2014 | Kevin J. Jones
    Syrian refugee and Caritas Jordan volunteer Amer Fahd Al Naser, his wife Noor, and their sons, at their apartment in Jordan, October 2014. Credit: Kevin Jones/CNA. Beirut, Lebanon, Dec 26, 2014 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic participation in refugee and humanitarian relief in the Syrian civil war is strengthening a foundation for future peace despite the great difficulties of the region, says an official of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum. “The Church is a very big player in the humanitarian efforts,” said Monsignor Giampietro Dal Toso, the pontifical council’s secretary. “The fact that we are helping the whole population...
  • Israeli jets 'strike near Damascus' - Syrian army

    12/07/2014 10:37:43 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    bbc ^ | 7 December 2014 Last updated at 13:18 ET
    Israeli planes bombed the area near Damascus international airport and the town of Dimas, the Syrian army said in a statement carried on state television. No casualties were reported. There has been no confirmation of the air strikes from Israel.
  • Syrian 'hero boy' video faked by Norwegian director

    11/14/2014 6:42:17 PM PST · by DarkSavant · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 14 November 2014 | BBC Trending
    Millions of YouTube viewers have been captivated by the 'Syrian hero boy' who manages to rescue a little girl while under gunfire. Now a group of Norwegian filmmakers have told BBC Trending they are behind it. They say it was filmed on location in Malta this summer with the intention of being presented as real. Lars Klevberg, a 34-year-old film director based in Oslo, wrote a script after watching news coverage of the conflict in Syria. He says he deliberately presented the film as reality in order to generate a discussion about children in conflict zones.
  • Jeanne Shaheen a no-show at ISIS hearing

    09/24/2014 9:36:44 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies ^ | September 25, 2014 | Joe Battenfeld
    U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), who holds a coveted seat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has skipped out on nearly half of the public hearings held by the committee over the last two years, including one where counterterrorism officials warned of the emerging ISIS danger, documents show. Shaheen missed an April 11, 2013, hearing on U.S. policy toward Syria in which a top U.S. Treasury official in charge of terrorist financing told Senate committee members that a new terrorist group, ISIS, had sprung up, “underscoring the danger this group poses for Syria and the world.” Shaheen was not listed...
  • Former Iraqi general said to be coordinating attacks

    10/29/2003 6:25:49 PM PST · by TexKat · 11 replies · 95+ views
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - A former Iraqi general, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, is reported to be coordinating attacks in Iraq by foreign fighters and Iraqi regime loyalists, a US defense official said. "There are reports that the al-Douri is coordinating the attacks," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The reports in military channels fingering al-Douri as the coordinator of the attacks probably came from the recent capture in Mosul of a former secretary of al-Douri and two senior members of Ansar al-Islam who were close to the general, the official said. Number six on the US list of 55...
  • Non-Muslim Female Fighter Kills Herself to Avoid being Islamic State Hostage

    10/05/2014 9:51:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | October 5, 2014
    Ceylan Ozalp, 19, was reportedly surrounded by ISIS fighters near the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobane also known as Ain al-Arab. After she run out of ammunition Ozalp said “goodbye” over the radio and spent her last bullet on killing herself. She knew. She knew what these devout Muslims do to non-Muslim girls. This woman is a heroine. True courage. Another freedom loving people Obama abandoned in support of the jihad movement. ... Those whom their “right hands own” (Quran 4:3, 4:24, 33:50) are slaves, and inextricable from the concept of Islamic slavery as a whole is the concept of...
  • White House says training Syrian rebels to take months (Susan Rice)

    09/19/2014 7:18:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/18/14 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - Training and equipping moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State extremists will take months, the White House warned Friday a day after Congress approved the plan. "We will move out as rapidly as can be done, in partnership with the countries that will host the training facilities," said Susan Rice, national security advisor to President Barack Obama. "This will be a process that takes months," she said, adding it will not "happen overnight." "This is a serious training program, and we are serious about vetting those that we will be training and equipping," Rice emphasized. "It is...
  • IDF Returns Fire at Syrian Army Position as Mortar Hits Golan

    09/04/2014 9:27:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    inn ^ | 9/4/14
    The IDF returned fire at a Syrian army position along the northern border Thursday afternoon, after a mortar shell struck Israeli territory. Sirens were heard throughout throughout the Golan Heights earlier, as a mortar shell had struck in an open field in the northern Golan. No damage or injuries were reported. A military spokeswoman told AFP it hit an open field without causing any damage or harm to anyone. Nevertheless, Israel has vowed to take a zero-tolerance approach to any fire into Israel. "Initial reviews suggest that this was a result of errant fire from the internal fighting in Syria,"...
  • Syrian Kurdish fighters rescue stranded Yazidis (Obama plays thru..)

    08/12/2014 11:14:30 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/12/14 | DIAA HADID and BASSEM MROUE - ap
    MALIKIYA, Syria (AP) — In a dusty camp here, Iraqi refugees have new heroes: Syrian Kurdish fighters who battled militants to carve out an escape route for tens of thousands trapped on a mountaintop. While the U.S. and Iraqi militaries struggle to aid the starving members of Iraq's Yazidi minority with supply drops from the air, the Syrian Kurds took it on themselves to rescue them. ... For the past few days, fighters have been rescuing Yazidis from the mountain, transporting them into Syrian territory to give them first aid, food and water, and returning some to Iraq via a...
  • Someone Is Lying: Obama Says Not Arming Syrian Rebels, Syrian Rebels Say He Is

    05/28/2014 2:51:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Zero hedge ^ | 05/28/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Obama is saying he is contemplating arming and training Syrian rebels (just the 'moderates' which will be identified by their smiles). However, as the following PBS Frontline documentary exposes, the Syrian rebels themselves say they are already armed and trained by US in the use of sophisticated weapons and fighting techniques, including, one rebel said, "how to finish off soldiers still alive after an ambush." The interviews are the latest evidence that after more than three years of warfare, the United States has stepped up the provision of lethal aid to the rebels, as PBS notes "it appears the Obama...
  • U.S.-Armed Syrian Rebel Group Seeks ‘All Syrian Land Occupied by Israel’

    One of the militant Syrian rebel groups provided access to advanced U.S. missiles said that it is seeking “the return of all Syrian land occupied by Israel,” a stance that could potentially complicate U.S. military support to the armed rebel group. The leader of an official rebel group sanctioned by the Syrian Military Council and in possession of sophisticated U.S. arms expressed his opinion in an interview published over the weekend by the Syrian news organization Tahrir Souri. Ahmad Al-Sa’oud, who heads the rebel unit Division 13, was asked by the interviewer to explain “your stance, as an armed opposition...
  • 9/11 Plotter Released in Syria Prisoner Exchange

    03/11/2014 4:17:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies ^ | Posted March 10, 2014 | Author John Rosenthal
    "9/11 plotter released in Syria prisoner exchange" SNIPPET: "The al-Qaeda recruiter reputed to have assembled the so-called Hamburg Cell, which planned and largely carried out the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington, has been set free in a prisoner exchange between rebel and regime forces in Syria. Islamist rebel group Ahrar al-Sham has secured the release of 9/11 plotter and alleged al-Qaeda core member Mohammed Haydar Zammar, adding to concerns about the composition of the Islamic Front. A naturalized German citizen of Syrian origin, Mohammed Haydar Zammar left Germany shortly after the attacks and traveled to Morocco, where he was reportedly...
  • Israeli Navy Captures Iranian Boat Loaded With Syrian Missiles Destined for Gaza

    03/05/2014 8:36:38 AM PST · by robowombat · 37 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | MARCH 5, 2014 8:53 AM | Gidon Ben-zvi
    BREAKING: Israeli Navy Captures Iranian Boat Loaded With Syrian Missiles Destined for Gaza (VIDEO) MARCH 5, 2014 8:53 AM 9 COMMENTS Benny Gantz Ram Rothberg Israeli Navy KLOSCIran Gaza KLOSC Shayetet 13Israeli navy commandos KLOSC arms shipM-302 missile Iran Gaza StripM-302 missile Second Lebanon WarMoti Almoz Israeli Navy KLOSC Iran Israeli Naval commandos on Wednesday intercepted an Iranian ship in the Red Sea weighed down with missiles that was en route to the Gaza Strip, the IDF said in a statement. The boat, named KLOSC, was stopped by the elite naval commando unit Shayetet 13 as it was heading to...
  • GOP Senator Apologizes for McCain (Temper) Tantrum at Syrian Christian Leader Meeting

    02/06/2014 5:59:05 AM PST · by xzins · 59 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 05, 2014 | Judicial Watch
    Hell-bent on arming opposition forces in Syria—despite strong evidence that they’re run by Islamic terrorists—John McCain displayed behavior unbecoming of a United States Senator during a recent meeting with Syrian Christian leaders touring Capitol Hill. The delegation of Syrian clergy came to Washington to raise awareness among lawmakers of the growing crisis among the region’s minority Christian community. Christians make up about 10% of the Syrian population and they are being targeted and ruthlessly murdered by radical elements of the rebel forces, according to the visiting church officials. They say the media and human rights groups in the west have...
  • Wounded Syrian couple treated in Israel: “We were taught this is a brutal enemy state, but we

    01/21/2014 4:22:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Jihad Watch | 1/21/14 | Robert Spencer
    Islamic supremacist anti-Semitic propaganda endangers not only Jews. “Wounded Syrian couple treated in Israel,” from Israel Hayom, January 19 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): Israel Defense Forces troops brought a wounded Syrian couple to Poriah Hospital near Tiberias Thursday night. The couple, residents of the embattled town Daraa, arrived with gunshot wounds in their legs. The male is 27 years old and his wife is 23 and in the early stages of pregnancy.While the two did not have life threatening wounds, the two have been through an immense amount of duress recently: Two months ago, the couple lost their...
  • ´White House official confirms Israeli attack on Syrian missile site´

    10/31/2013 4:49:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/31/ | ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
    Obama administration official confirms to CNN that Israel attacked missiles and equipment it felt might be transferred to Hezbollah; Al-Arabiya reports Israel destroyed SA-8 missiles in Damascus and Latakia. Israel conducted air raids against a Syrian missile base near the port city of Latakia early on Thursday, according to an anonymous US administration official. The official, speaking to CNN, said Israel targeted missiles and related equipment out of concern that they would be transferred to Hezbollah. It is unclear why the US would leak such information, as it could increase the pressure on Syria to retaliate against Israel.
  • Israeli planes strike Syrian military base, U.S. official says

    10/31/2013 1:25:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    cnn ^ | 10/31/13 | Barbara Starr
    (CNN) -- Israeli warplanes struck a military base near the Syrian port city of Latakia on Thursday, an Obama administration official told CNN. An explosion at a missile storage site in the area was widely reported in the Israeli press, but an attack has not been confirmed by the Israeli government. The target, according to the Obama administration official, was missiles and related equipment the Israelis felt might be transferred to the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah. The official declined to be identified because of the sensitive nature of the information. When asked for comment, an Israel Defense Forces spokeswoman told...
  • Reports: Syrian air base destroyed in missile attack from sea

    10/31/2013 1:00:43 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 10-31-2013 | YASSER OKBI
    Unclear who is behind the attack on base located in stronghold of Assad's Alawites, but Syrian, Lebanese media accuse Israel; Channel 2 reports attack's target were S-125 surface-to-air missiles.
  • Too Bad: Saudis angry with U.S. (can we talk 9/11 now)

    10/24/2013 10:26:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | October 24, 2013 | Walid Shoebat
    If there is a country Saudi Arabia and Iran despise more than Israel, it’s each other. When it comes to Syria, Iran’s most prominent ally, the prospect of removing Bashar al-Assad has a pavlovian effect on the Saudis. ... Putin beat Barack Obama and John Kerry like a couple of drums. While Obama saw an opportunity to spin a resounding defeat into an opportunity to back down under the guise of a diplomatic stalemate as the preferred option, there were consequences. One of those consequences involves Saudi Arabia’s anger with the U.S. for not dealing with Assad. Consequences aren’t necessarily...
  • Al-Qaeda-linked Syrian rebel snipers haunt Christian town of Maaloula

    09/19/2013 2:31:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 19, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    Al-Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels continue to haunt the predominantly Christian town of Maaloula as regime fighters struggle to regain power there. Maaloula, about 35 miles northeast of Damascus, the capital, is nestled under a large cliff, the summit of which is controlled by the rebels. “Invisible” snipers continue to pepper the residents below. “We never see them, but we hear the shots fired by their Dragunovs,” the Russians’ favorite sniper rifle, said a soldier as he hid behind a wall, Agence France-Presse reported. ... al-Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels in Maaloula had forced at least one person to convert to Islam at gunpoint...
  • White House Proclaims "Exceptional" Obama Deserves Credit For Any Syrian Deal

    09/12/2013 12:55:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9/12/13 | Tyler Durden
    t will likely come as no surprise but the political one-up-manship continues as the Obama White House try to rescue themselves from a face-melting Putin Op-Ed... As Politico reports, WH press secretary Jay Carney stated: “If we were to see a situation unfold where Assad were to give up his chemical weapons to international supervision that would be an enormous accomplishment ... would be due to the decisions made by the Russian leadership but also the decisions made by the United States, by the president, to take the approach he has taken in response to the horrifying use of chemical...
  • Pro-Syrian opposition ‘analyst’ fired for lying about credentials

    09/12/2013 5:36:06 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies ^ | September 11, 2013 |
    A Washington scholar whose writings on Syria were touted by top U.S. officials in making the case for a military strike has been fired from the Institute for the Study of War for allegedly lying about her education credentials. The development comes after Elizabeth O'Bagy's credibility and objectivity had come under scrutiny over her work with a Syrian opposition advocacy group. The institute, where she had worked as a senior analyst, on Wednesday posted a terse statement on its website claiming she also misled the organization about having a Ph.D. "The Institute for the Study of War has learned and...
  • Anonymous, Syrian Hackers Target Israel on 9/11

    09/11/2013 9:08:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    free beacon ^ | 9/11/13 | Adam Kredo
    Hackers claiming to be affiliated with Anonymous launched a widespread cyber attack on Israeli citizens, government institutions, and corporations on Wednesday, according to Internet chatter and postings from the self-described hackers. The attack is purportedly being carried out by a nebulous group of hackers who claim affiliation with both Anonymous and the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), which supports embattled President Bashar al Assad. Timed to occur on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, the hackers took aim at Israeli banks and government websites over what they claimed are the Jewish state’s multiple crimes. The hackers alternately blamed Israel for...
  • Syrian Warplanes Test British Air Defenses in Cyprus

    09/08/2013 5:30:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    inn ^ | 9/8/13 | Elad Benari
    RAF Typhoon fighters won a mid-air showdown with two Syrian warplanes heading towards Britain’s main base in Cyprus, the Sunday People reports. The dramatic confrontation came after President Bashar Al-Assad’s air chiefs sent two Russian-made Sukhoi Su-24s to probe British air defenses, the report said. The Syrian bombers refused to respond to repeated attempts by the control tower at the UK’s Akrotiri air base to contact them. RAF pilots flying the advanced combat jet were scrambled before the Sukhois could enter our 14-mile air exclusion zone. The Typhoons – which can scream from runway standstill to seven miles high in...
  • US aid to Syrian opposition tops $1 billion mark

    09/02/2013 10:57:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | 9/2/13 | Jordan Schachtel
    According to USAID (United States Agency For International Development), the federal agency in charge of distributing the vast majority of foreign aid monies to other countries, United States taxpayers have paid for over one billion dollars in foreign aid packages to help support the “Syrian Humanitarian Response." Despite the threat of continued chemical attacks against the Syrian people that has served as the focal point of rallying cries for advocates of US military intervention (including the Obama administration), The Daily Beast reported that gas masks were not among the items
  • US had intel on chemical strike before it was launched

    09/02/2013 9:11:15 PM PDT · by Rabin · 11 replies
    Stars & Stripes. ^ | September 2, 2013 | Shane Harris
    American government knew days beforehand that the Syrian regime was about to launch the chemical attack that later killed more than a thousand people. The disclosure, raises all sorts of uncomfortable questions for the American government. First and foremost: What, if anything, did it do to notify the Syrian opposition of the pending attack?
  • U.S. Travel Warning: Al Qaeda-Affiliated Syrian Rebels Have 'Claimed Nearly 600 Attacks;'

    09/01/2013 10:32:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    CNSnews ^ | 9/1/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - While President Barack Obama is now asking Congress to authorize him to use military force against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad because that regime used chemical weapons on its own people, the State Department is maintaining a travel warning advising Americans not to travel to Syria because the al-Nusrah Front, the al Qaeda affiliate in Syria--which is particiapting in the rebellion seeking to overthrow Assad--has carried out about 600 attacks in the country since November 2011. These al Qaeda terrorist attacks, according to the State Department, have killed many Syrian civilians. "There is also a threat from...
  • Senator McCain Urges Congress to Protect Obama’s Threat Credibility

    09/01/2013 4:31:40 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 62 replies ^ | September 1, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Senator McCain has had a busy day making a variety of confused statements 1. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is “euphoric” about President Obama’s surprise announcement Saturday that he will seek congressional authorization for a limited strike in the war-torn country, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Sunday on “Face the Nation.” 2. Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., criticized President Barack Obama’s plans for limited air strikes on Syria as “cosmetic” Friday, saying the failure of the United States to intervene in the country’s civil war was “shameful.” 3. “We’re in a bit of a dilemma here, because I think Senator Lindsey Graham...
  • Kerry: 1,429 People Killed in Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack, Including at Least 426 Children

    08/30/2013 10:30:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 80 replies
    abc ^ | 8/30/13 | ap
    Headline only.
  • Syria resolution dies at U.N., and British lawmakers balk

    08/28/2013 6:24:59 PM PDT · by South40 · 42 replies
    LATimes ^ | 8/28/2013 | Paul Richter and Henry Chu
    The moves are a setback for the U.S. bid to strike Syria militarily for its alleged chemical weapons use. WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's move to punish Syria's government for allegedly using chemical weapons in a deadly attack last week appeared to suffer a setback Wednesday when the U.S. failed to get United Nations approval for use of force and British support was thrown into question. The collapse of diplomatic efforts aimed at securing a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Syria was expected. The British impediment was not.