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  • For Turkey and U.S., at odds over Syria, a 60-year alliance shows signs of crumbling

    10/30/2014 11:05:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 29, 2014 | Liz Sly
    he increasingly hostile divergence of views between Turkey and the United States over Syria is testing the durability of their 60-year alliance, to the point where some are starting to question whether the two countries still can be considered allies at all. Turkey’s refusal to allow the United States to use its bases to launch attacks against the Islamic State, quarrels over how to manage the battle raging in the Syrian border town of Kobane and the harsh tone of the anti-American rhetoric used by top Turkish officials to denounce U.S. policy have served to illuminate the vast gulf that...
  • Stunning Investigative Video Proves Turkey Conspiring With ISIS on Syrian Border….

    10/28/2014 3:01:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 10/28/14 | Sundance
    Last week a U.S. journalist, Serena Shim, was murdered in Turkey for exposing the truth of Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan allowing and facilitating ISIS militants going to and from Turkey into strategic positions around Kobane (Kobani). Now an independent journalist team have used video to show Turkish police and military meeting with ISIS militants on the Turkish border. Obviously the brutal reality of this expose’ is dangerous to Erdogan’s deceptive claims to the contrary. As a consequence, and in an effort to hide the inherent reality while simultaneously deflecting attention from both events, the Erdogan administration is directing Western media
  • Reports suggest Iran ‘lurks behind’ Iraq sectarian violence

    10/27/2014 8:44:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Al-Arabiya ^ | Monday, 27 October 2014 | (Staff Writer)
    Shiite militias, linked to the Iranian government, continue to commit war crimes and human rights abuses in Iraq in retribution to attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), according to a report by Amnesty International. Reports suggest that these militias, which the Iraqi government is reportedly dependent on, are being funded and supported by Iranian authorities. …
  • What the Failure of ISIS to Take Kobani Means [It isn't all good news]

    10/27/2014 11:47:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    TIME ^ | 10/27/2014 | Mark Thompson
    The Kurdish struggle to hold on to Syrian border town isn't all good news Coming back after two weeks away, it’s surprising that the Syrian town of Kobani hasn’t fallen to the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria. Pentagon officials were predicting earlier this month that ISIS fighters would overrun the town, near the Turkish border, by mid-October, followed by widespread slaughters among the conquered population. That hasn’t happened. And while that’s obviously good news in the short term for the city’s 200,000 largely-Kurdish residents, it’s tougher to handicap what it means for the long-term U.S.-led effort to “degrade...
  • Suspicion hangs over death of U.S. journalist in Turkey

    10/27/2014 5:45:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    WND ^ | October 26, 2014 | F. Michael Maloof
    Threatened days before car crash for her reporting on ISIS. The death of an American journalist who worked in the Middle East has come under suspicion because she had claimed days before her death that the Turkish intelligence services had threatened her over her coverage of the siege of the Syrian city of Kobani. Serena Shim, an American citizen of Lebanese origin, was a journalist for Iran’s state-owned Press TV. She was killed in a car crash in the city of Suruc after she reportedly collided with a “heavy vehicle.” She was in a rental car returning from her assignment...
  • Saudi embassy in Turkey became a safe haven for ISIL terrorists

    10/27/2014 12:15:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    awd news ^ | 10/27/14 | staff
    Recently, the Saudi ambassador in Turkey acknowledged that before the Unite States launched its airstrikes against the so-called Islamic state in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the Saudi embassy in Ankara provided the Saudi nationals who previously joined ISIL ranks and later defected and wished to return to home with passports and identification documents. The Saudi embassy also admitted that it housed many repentant former jihadists inside the Saudi compound in Istanbul or rented safe houses for them in downtown Istanbul. As a matter of fact, it seems not so much surprising to hear that a country provides consular services...
  • Turkish dealers helping ISIL earn $1 million per day from oil: US Treasury

    10/24/2014 5:31:05 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 11 replies
    Hürriyet ^ | October/24/2014
    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is earning about $1 million a day from black market oil sales, the United States has said, vowing to impose harsh sanctions on the purchasers of the oil, “including middlemen from Turkey.” “With the important exception of some state-sponsored terrorist organizations, ISIL is probably the best-funded terrorist organization we have confronted,” David Cohen, U.S. Treasury Department undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, said in a speech at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington on Oct. 23. “It has amassed wealth at an unprecedented pace.” ISIL is generating tens of...
  • SAS named heroes of Kobane in fight against IS

    10/26/2014 7:40:28 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 17 replies
    Daily Star UK ^ | 10/26/2014 | Neil Chandler
    A team of British special forces were dispatched to the Turkish- Syrian border to help brave Kurdish fighters battle against Islamic State (IS) gunmen. The British troops called in several air strikes, killing dozens of IS fighters and halting their advance towards Kobane, just inside the Syrian border. In one attack, SAS guided warplanes into an area where IS fi ghters were massing for an attack The US jets dropped several 500lb bombs into the area, killing and injuring dozens of fighters.
  • Mr. Obama’s half-hearted fight against the Islamic State

    10/26/2014 3:09:35 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10-25-14 | Editorial
    AN UNLIKELY consensus is emerging across the ideological spectrum about the war against the Islamic State: President Obama’s strategy to “degrade and eventually destroy” the terrorist entity is unworkable. It’s not just that, as some administration officials say, more time is needed to accomplish complex tasks such as training Iraqi and Syrian forces. It’s that the military means the president has authorized cannot accomplish his announced aims. As Islamic State forces continue to advance in Iraq’s Anbar province while besieging the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobani, major weaknesses in the U.S.-led campaign have become apparent. One is a relatively modest...
  • Iran’s regional hegemony threatened by the war against ISIS

    10/22/2014 12:17:10 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/22/14 | Amir Basiri
    The next few months will be decisive for the Iranian regime, which sees a strategic defeat looming on the horizon as all of its red lines in the Middle East are being trampled After years of enjoying the position of the main hegemon in Iraq and Syria, Iran is now facing an escalating dilemma as other powers have entered the scene to deal with the rising threat of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL), an extremist group which has occupied stretches of Iraqi and Syrian territory in the past months. Previously, Iran had taken advantage of the...
  • Amal Clooney should back off. Lord Elgin was a hero who saved the marbles for the world

    10/21/2014 4:44:56 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10-21-14 | Dominic Selwood
    In February 2014, while promoting his World War Two film, The Monuments Men, Hollywood A-List actor George Clooney declared that Britain should send the Elgin Marbles back to Greece. Despite claiming they came from the Pantheon in Rome rather than the Parthenon in Athens (and also that they had been taken by Lord "Eljin"), he felt that returning them was now appropriate. This was fiercely controversial territory. However, once the furore had died down, most people wrote it off as a kooky PR stunt. Until last week, when it emerged that George Clooney’s new wife, Amal Clooney, a lawyer specialising...
  • Revealed: U.S. Cut Off Arms Supply to Israel During Gaza War

    10/22/2014 8:05:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/22/2014 | P. David Hornik
    Last August 14 the Wall Street Journal reported that, in July, after Israel had launched Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, Washington had surprised Israel by turning down an Israeli request for “a large number of Hellfire missiles.” Hellfires are an important air-to-surface precision weapon, suited to the kind of warfare Israel was waging against Hamas and other terror groups in Gaza. But as Amir Rapaport, a veteran Israeli military-affairs writer and editor of the Israel Defense site, now reports: The full truth…is much more severe: apparently, during Operation Protective Edge, the USA had completely stopped all connections with Israel’s defense...
  • Jordan says Russia can help solve Israeli-Arab conflict

    10/24/2014 1:03:49 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 10/2/2014 | Justin Jalil
    Jordan’s king told Russian President Vladimir Putin that Moscow plays a pivotal role in efforts to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, during a meeting between the two in Moscow Wednesday. “The world should realize that without Russia, it is nearly impossible to make serious progress in the region,” King Abdullah II said, in a meeting that highlighted security and economic cooperation between the two nations, according to the Russian news agency TASS. “Of course, we are very grateful to Russia for the role it plays in the Mideast region.”
  • Britain to Crack Down on Muslim Brotherhood

    10/24/2014 5:20:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 24, 2014 | P. David Hornik
    Britain to Crack Down on Muslim BrotherhoodPosted By P. David Hornik On October 24, 2014 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments Britain’s The Telegraph reports that Britain is aiming to take serious measures against the Muslim Brotherhood. The situation contrasts notably with the one in the U.S., where—among much else—the Obama administration has cut back ties with the current, geopolitically moderate Egyptian government because—backed by the most massive popular protest in world history—it came to power by overthrowing a Muslim Brotherhood regime that the administration favored.As The Telegraph describes it: Downing Street is to order a crackdown...
  • Lockheed Martin and Turkey's Roketsan sign F-35 missile deal (new cruise missile)

    10/22/2014 9:20:21 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 22, 2014
    Lockheed Martin and Turkish missile manufacturer Roketsan signed an agreement Wednesday to produce and sell Turkey's SOM-J air-launched cruise missile for the F-35 Lightning II combat jet, the companies said. The agreement, signed in the Turkish capital Ankara, envisages the development, production, marketing, selling and supporting the SOM-J for internal carriage on the F-35 or external carriage on other aircraft."Lockheed Martin has a long history of partnership with Turkey, and we look forward to working closely with Roketsan on this very important project," said Rick Edwards, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. Edwards also said the...
  • More people hospitalized in Turkey, suspected having Ebola

    10/22/2014 5:45:44 AM PDT · by wtd · 30 replies
    Image: The Ebola Virus More people hospitalized in Turkey, suspected having Ebola. (Taz). Three people suspected Ebola were hospitalized in the Turkish provinces of Izmir, Kahraman Marash and Konya, the Anadolu Turkish news agency said Oct.22. One of the hospitalized is a Turkish student who studies in Somalia and returned to his homeland, and the rest returned from the Hajj in Saudi Arabia. Thus, the number of hospitalized suspected Ebola in Turkey reached five people, four of whom are persons returned from the Hajj. Earlier it was reported that 45 special hospitals were allocated in 36 provinces of Turkey in...
  • Muslim Burial Practices Blamed for Spread of Ebola Virus

    10/21/2014 12:48:55 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 36 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-21-2014 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Muslim burial practices are being blamed for the spread of Ebola.</p> <p>Remains of Secretary General of The Nigeria Supreme General for Islamic Affairs and Seriki of Egbaland, Alhaji Lateeef Adegbite at his burial in 2012.</p> <p>Islam requires family members to personally wash the corpses of loved ones from head to toe. This practise is putting more Africans at risk to catch the disease that is spread by body fluids.</p>
  • Other than Egypt, name one Muslim nation intent on destroying ISIS.

    10/20/2014 4:55:45 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 29 replies
    Allen West.com ^ | 10/20/2014 | Allen West
    Besides combat, what’s happening in northern Syria around the town of Kobani offers some interesting indications about the nature of the conflict with ISIS amid the Muslim world. I’m glad to see some dedicated U.S. air strikes in that area, but ISIS reinforcements are pouring in and the Kurdish forces aren’t receiving much in the way of supplies or weapons support. But what I find most interesting are the pictures of the Turkish Army tanks just sitting on a hilltop taking it all in – as interested bystanders. Furthermore, we know the Turks are now bombing the Kurdish people in...
  • Turkey helps Kurds cross into Syria to defend border town

    10/20/2014 7:57:22 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    Breaking News ^ | 20/10/2014
    Turkey’s top diplomat has announced that his country is helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to “give support” to fellow Kurds defending the border town of Kobani from Islamic State militants. The remarks by Turkey’s foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, at a press conference in Ankara, followed the announcement by the US military that it had for the first time airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies provided by Kurdish authorities in Iraq to the Kurdish forces in Kobani. Sunday’s airdrops followed weeks of US and coalition air strikes in and near Kobani, along the Syrian-Turkish border. There was no immediate...
  • US Airdrops Weapons to Kurds Despite Turkish Opposition

    10/19/2014 11:22:58 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 10-20-14 | Ari Yashar
    American C-130 military transport aircraft made "multiple" airdrops of weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish fighters fending off Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists in the strategic Syrian town of Kobane, despite Turkey labeling the Kurds "terrorists." According to US Central Command on Monday, the drops consisted of equipment from Kurdish authorities in Iraq, and were "intended to enable continued resistance against Isil's (ISIS - ed.) attempts to overtake Kobane," reports BBC. The US-led coalition against ISIS has already conducted over 135 airstrikes against ISIS over the past several weeks to defend Kobane, located strategically along the Syrian and Turkish border....
  • US airdrops arms, ammunition to Kurds fighting ISIS in Kobani

    10/19/2014 8:56:42 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 25 replies
    Fox ^ | October 20, 2014
    The U.S. military said late Sunday that it had dropped weapons, ammunition, and medical supplies to Kurdish forces battling to hold the Syrian border town of Kobani against Islamic State militants. The airdrops were the first of their kind and followed weeks of U.S. and coalition airstrikes in and near Kobani. Earlier Sunday, U.S. Central Command said that it had launched 11 airstrikes overnight in the area. CentCom said U.S. C-130 cargo planes made multiple drops of arms and supplies provided by Kurdish authorities in Iraq. It said they were intended to enable continued resistance to Islamic State efforts to...
  • US defies Turkey with drop of arms, ammo to Kurds (Obama disregards NATO ally)

    10/20/2014 6:02:22 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 24 replies
    foxnews ^ | 10/20/14
    The U.S. military said late Sunday that it had dropped weapons, ammunition, and medical supplies to Kurdish forces battling to hold the Syrian border town of Kobani against Islamic State militants. The airdrops were the first of their kind and followed weeks of U.S. and coalition airstrikes in and near Kobani. Earlier Sunday, U.S. Central Command (CentCom) said that it had launched 11 airstrikes overnight in the area. CentCom said U.S. C-130 cargo planes made multiple drops of arms and supplies provided by Kurdish authorities in Iraq. It said they were intended to enable continued resistance to Islamic State efforts...
  • New Iraqi Defense Minister Warns Kurds

    10/19/2014 6:20:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies
    BasNews ^ | October 19, 2014 | unattributed
    New Iraqi defense minister Khaled al-Obeidi has delivered his first official speech, insisting that the Kurdistan Region must hand back terrorists that have been living in the KRI. Al-Obeidi is a Sunni, was approved as the new Iraqi defense minister along with Mohammed Salem al-Ghabban, a Shia, who was appointed interior minister. “The Kurdistan Region should hand back criminals who have been charged with terrorist acts to the federal government, so they can face justice,” said Al-Obeidi. “The Kurdistan Region security forces and Iraqi police should arrest all those criminals, as they are threats to the security and stability of...
  • Obama Is Helping Iran (Obama's handling of ME is playing into the hands of Iran gov )

    02/26/2011 12:50:13 PM PST · by Innovative · 10 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Feb 23, 2011 | FLYNT AND HILLARY MANN LEVERETT
    On Obama's watch, the regional balance of influence and power has shifted even further away from the United States and toward Iran and its allies. The Islamic Republic has continued to deepen its alliances with Syria and Turkey and expand its influence in Iraq, Lebanon, and Palestine. And, now, the Obama administration stands by helplessly as new openings for Tehran to reset the regional balance in its favor emerge in Bahrain, Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, and perhaps elsewhere. If these "pro-American" Arab political orders currently being challenged or upended by significant protest movements become at all more representative of their populations,...
  • At least 70 ISIS bodies dropped off at Syrian hospital, opposition says

    10/19/2014 2:58:03 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/19/2014
    CNN) -- ISIS has apparently taken a heavy hit over the past several days. The bodies of at least 70 fighters for the terror group have been dropped off over four days at a hospital in the Syrian town of Tal Abyad, a Syrian opposition group told CNN. Tal Abyad is on the Turkish border and about 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Raqqa.
  • As Fighting Rages, Turkey’s Erdogan Rejects Any US Plan to Arm Syrian Kurds Battling ISIS

    10/19/2014 2:53:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 19, 2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Turkey’s president on Sunday rejected U.S. proposals to arm Syrian Kurds fighting against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) near the Turkish border, shortly after the White House said he and President Obama had pledged to “strengthen cooperation” against the jihadists. “It would be wrong for the United States, with whom we are friends and allies in NATO, to talk openly and to expect us to say ‘yes’ to such a support to a terrorist organization,” said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. His comments were the latest sign that Turkey and the U.S. are far from being...
  • Bennett Blasts Kerry's Comments Blaming Israel for Rise of ISIS

    10/17/2014 11:11:27 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10-17-14
    Economics Minister and Jewish Home Chairman Naftali Bennett fired back at US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday, after the latter claimed Israel's failures to forge a peace deal with the intransigent Palestinian Authority (PA) - not the US's failures in the Middle East - are to blame for the rise of Islamic State (ISIS). "Even when a British Muslim beheads a British Christian, there will always be those who blame the Jews," Bennett stated. "We don't justify terror; we fight terror," he added. "The Israeli-Palestinian conflict statement encourages ISIS, and is a boost to terrorism worldwide." Bennett also...
  • 'We've reduced ISIS to just two pockets of hold-outs' boast Kurds after bloody fightback

    10/17/2014 9:48:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/17/2014 | John Hall
    Remarkable fightback by Kurdish troops forces ISIS militants out of KobaneAssisted by U.S. and Arab airstrikes, Kurds are reclaiming the besieged citySustained bombing raids have killed scores of militants over the past weekNow ISIS only has two small pockets of resistance in the east of the city Islamic State militants have been almost entirely driven out of the Syrian city of Kobane following a remarkable fightback by Kurdish forces who vowed to either defeat the terrorists or die trying. The extremists have abandoned all of their positions in the city, except for two small pockets of resistance in the...
  • Knockoff Guns, War Buses and Other Embarrassing Iranian Weapons

    10/17/2014 7:02:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 17, 2014 | Jassem Al Salami
    The last week of September marks the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war that began in 1980. Formal ceremonies for Sacred Defense Week include a nationwide parade, war remembrance gatherings and—of the most interest to War Is Boring—theatrical unveiling events for new weaponry. This year Iranian authorities extended the weapons unveilings into the first week of October—national police week in Iran—and then a few days more. The extensive show of military might came amid the growing threat of Sunni militia groups inside Iran. Tehran is eager to project an image of strength. But that doesn’t mean all of this new weaponry...
  • Video: Ron Paul denounces Israel’s flotilla raid, of course

    06/03/2010 7:24:29 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 92 replies · 917+ views
    Hot Air ^ | June 3, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    No surprise here. Remember when he called Operation Cast Lead, which was Israel’s response to thousands of Hamas rocket firings, a case of “preemptive war”? America’s Greatest Patriot wants you to believe he’s a study in non-interventionist neutrality, with his knocks on Israel a mere function of the fact that we continue to prop them up with foreign aid. Because the U.S. is kinda sorta responsible for their behavior, goes the logic, they’re fair game for criticism. Why he’d want to maintain a posture of neutrality between Israel and an eliminationist outfit like Hamas, I have no idea, but lay...
  • Clinton Accuses Israel of Being Occupying Force

    06/10/2014 11:09:08 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 31 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 10 2014 | Adam Kredo
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accuses Israel of being an occupying force in her new memoir Hard Choices and claims that the Jewish state denies “dignity and self determination” to Palestinians in the West Bank. Clinton recalls being surprised by what she termed “life under occupation for the Palestinians,” according to the book. Pro-Israel officials and insiders on Capitol Hill have called Clinton’s comments tone deaf and said that her claim that Israel is an occupying force reveals a bias against the Jewish state. “When we left the city and visited Jericho, in the West Bank, I got my...
  • Greek paper: World Jewish plutocracy behind Gaza strife, global financial crisis

    12/29/2008 11:02:55 AM PST · by SmithL · 28 replies · 981+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 12/29/8 | Haaretz Service
    A daily newspaper in Greece has blamed Jews both for the world financial crisis and the Israeli operation in Gaza, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported this week. "After the American Jews acquired once again the world's wealth and plunged the planet into an unprecedented financial crisis, they started rehearsing for WWIII," JTA quoted the Avriani newspaper's front-page headline as reading Sunday. "Midway through the paper's story on Israel's operation in Gaza, the story, under the heading 'The Plan,' explains that a Jewish plutocracy, having made the 'wealth of the century at the expense of the economies of the world,' is...
  • Russia says UN weakened by US support of Israel

    08/03/2006 7:25:01 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 42 replies · 1,002+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 02, 2006
    Russia and other UN Security Council members are unhappy Washington is blocking attempts to pressure Israel over its offensive in Lebanon, Vitaly Churkin, its ambassador to the United Nations, said. Churkin told the Izvestia newspaper in an interview published today that the US position had weakened the position of the United Nations on the crisis. "Discontent has been rising recently among Security Council member countries with the fact that the US is prepared to block any decision which would bring pressure to bear on Israel," Churkin said. "This discontent is expressed practically every day by many delegations during consultations on...
  • Buchanan defends foreign aid – for Hamas

    02/01/2006 10:09:49 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 280 replies · 4,385+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 02/01/2006 | Patrick Buchanan
    Buchanan defends foreign aid – for Hamas-------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 1, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006 Creators Syndicate Inc. Ever since President Bush, sometime after 9-11, converted to neoconservatism, his Middle East policy has suffered from the triple defects of that subspecies of the Right: hubris, ideology and immaturity. Neoconservatives see the world as they wish it to be, not as it is. Like teenagers, they act on impulse and rail against the counsel of experience. "Often clever, never wise," Russell Kirk said of the breed. Repeatedly, Bush was warned by traditional conservatives that to send a U.S. army to...
  • Pat Buchanan, Gaza, and What We Learn from Chris Matthews’ Neo-Communist Propaganda

    06/18/2010 1:24:51 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 4 replies · 571+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | June 18, 2010 | J. Christopher Pryor
    While Chris Matthews’ special “Rise of the New Right” was nothing less than insulting to the intelligence, and pure propaganda, conservatives can learn something from it. If we do not clean our own house, somebody else will. There are many who march under the banner of conservative America, but who have their own agenda. They often keep this agenda to themselves until they are presented with the proper moment or event that provides them the opportunity of revealing themselves without risk of reprisal or censure. Take the example of the Flotilla fiasco. The incident occurred on May 31, 2010 and...
  • Pat Buchanan, Gaza, and What We Learn from Chris Matthews’ Neo-Communist Propaganda

    06/18/2010 11:48:00 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 5 replies · 229+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | 18 June 2010 | J. Christopher Pryor
    Pat Buchanan, Gaza, and What We Learn from Chris Matthews’ Neo-Communist Propaganda 2010 June 18 by J. Christopher Pryor tags: Chris Matthews, Gaza flotilla, Lift the Siege of Gaza, Pat Buchnan While Chris Matthews’ special “Rise of the New Right” was nothing less than insulting to the intelligence, and pure propaganda, conservatives can learn something from it. If we do not clean our own house, somebody else will. There are many who march under the banner of conservative America, but who have their own agenda. They often keep this agenda to themselves until they are presented with the proper...
  • AUDIO: Pat Buchanan defends his anti-Israel flotilla column

    06/10/2010 1:29:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies · 707+ views
    Laura Ingraham ^ | 6/10/10 | staff
    From Laura Ingraham's radio show. Buchanan defends his latest broadside on the Jewish state.
  • Smugglers Galore--How Iran arms its allies (Hamas)

    12/27/2012 9:44:56 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 6 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | December 31 - January 7, 2013 | Lee Smith
    An explosion in southern Lebanon last week destroyed what is believed to have been a Hezbollah weapons depot. This latest in a series of mysterious “accidents” in Hezbollah-controlled precincts proved, as one Israeli official wryly remarked, that those who “sleep with rockets and amass large stockpiles of weapons are in a very unsafe place.” With the Party of God’s overland supply route through Syria choked off by the 22-month-long uprising against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, and Israel virtually in total control of the maritime route, Hezbollah’s stockpile is being systematically degraded.Yet the arsenal of Iran’s other regional proxy force, Hamas,...
  • Turkey fails in bid to join UN Security Council

    10/16/2014 10:30:42 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    Bennington Banner / AP ^ | 10-16-2014 | Cara Anna
    Venezuela, New Zealand, Spain, Angola and Malaysia were elected Thursday to coveted seats on the United Nations Security Council, while Turkey failed in its effort to join the U.N.'s most powerful body. Neither Turkey nor Spain got enough votes in the first or second ballot of the election by the General Assembly's member states. Spain made it in the third ballot. Special attention had been on Turkey as it is under growing pressure to do more about the war in Syria pushing up against its border. The winners will join the council on Jan. 1 and serve through 2016. The...
  • Turkish football coach attacked by fans after trainer’s anti-ISIL tweets

    10/16/2014 4:58:38 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 6 replies
    hurriyet daily news ^ | October/15/2014
    A group of Sarıyer supporters attacked coach Turhan Özyazanlar on Oct. 14 outside the club’s facilities as he was trying to defend trainer Erdal Elgörmüş (L). The coach of Sarıyer, a third-division football team headquartered on Istanbul’s Bosphorus, was beaten by fans after the team’s goalkeeper trainer posted messages on social media decrying atrocities committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Kobane. A groups of Sarıyer supporters attacked coach Turhan Özyazanlar on Oct. 14 outside the club’s facilities as he was trying to defend trainer Erdal Elgörmüş. Ergörmüş, who was born in the Kurdish-dominated southeastern...
  • Kerry: Iran deal isn't 'out of reach' (the delusions continue)

    10/14/2014 4:32:40 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/14/14 04:17 PM EDT | Martin Matishak
    A final deal on Iran’s nuclear program is still possible despite the difficulty of the negotiations, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday. "I don't believe it's out of reach, but we have some tough issues to resolve," Kerry told reporters during a press conference in Paris. Representatives from the United States, Iran and five other world powers have set a deadline of Nov. 24 for reaching a deal. The countries extended the talks after missing a self-imposed July 20 deadline. "We need to continue to have some serious discussions, which we will, and we'll see where we are,” Kerry...
  • Finally, America’s new war in Iraq and Syria has a name: Operation Inherent Resolve

    10/15/2014 3:34:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 15, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    So says a senior military source to Fox News. Fun fact: The Pentagon rejected “Inherent Resolve” a few weeks ago because it was, in the words of one officer, too “bleh.” The Wall Street Journal, October 3rd: One senior official said Inherent Resolve was a placeholder name and never seriously considered for the overall war effort. Other officials said had the name been better received it might well be the new war’s moniker.“It is just kind of bleh,” said a military officer…The delay over naming the Iraq and Syria mission has led some to suggest politics is at play. The...
  • Shrouds on the Ground Striking Fear Within ISIS ranks

    10/15/2014 9:48:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/15/14 | Judi McLeod
    Determination and raw courage of ‘Shrouds on the Ground' Shrouds on the Ground Striking Fear Within ISIS ranks The dithering U.S.-led ‘Coalition of the Reluctantly Willing’ has been left in the back seat by small groups of Syrian guerillas successfully hunting down and eliminating the terrorists of ISIS. For the worried watching world it’s no longer the frustration of No Boots on the Ground in a non-war operation with no name, it’s the determination and raw courage of ‘Shrouds on the Ground’.
  • Dutch biker gang grabs rifles, joins Kurds in fight against ISIS

    10/15/2014 10:46:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/15/2014
    Members of a massive Dutch motorcycle gang, armed with Kalashnikov rifles, recently joined Kurdish forces battling the Islamic State in Iraq, vowing to “exterminate the rodents.” The leader of No Surrender -- which has dozens of chapters in the Netherlands and across Europe -- told state broadcaster NOS on Friday that three of its members have traveled to Mosul in Northern Iraq to take up the fight against ISIS, AFP reports. A photo posted on a Dutch-Kurdish Twitter account last week shows a heavily-tattooed man in military garb flashing the “victory” sign alongside a Kurdish fighter inside a bunker. “Ron...
  • The growing influence of ISIS now reaches Pakistan as Taliban leaders pledge allegiance

    10/15/2014 9:55:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/15/2014 | John Hall
    Six senior figures in the Pakistani Taliban have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a symbol of the terrorists' expanding influence among Islamist groups. Withdrawing their loyalty to the Afghan Taliban's leader Mohammad Omar, the men - made up of the group's chief spokesman Shahidullah Shahid and five regional commanders - said they will remain members of the Pakistani Taliban, but added they now consider themselves affiliates of ISIS. The move is likely to have serious consequences for security in Pakistan, particularly near the Afghan border where all six of the men are...
  • ISIS Militants Fear Being Killed by Woman and Losing 72 Virgins for Martyrdom

    10/15/2014 8:41:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/15/2014 | Samuel Smith
    As it is believed that many jihadists fear that being killed by a woman would cost them their promised "paradise" in the afterlife, it is worth noting that a Kurdish female is one of two commanders leading the resistance against the Islamic State's quest to capture the strategic Syrian border town of Kobane. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told Agence France Presse that a female commander, going by the pseudonym of Narin Afrin, is co-commanding the Kurdish peshmerga forces that have been defending the key border town since the beginning of ISIS' assault on the city Sept. 16. Although...
  • Kurds make grisly discoveries after retaking ISIS-held territory

    10/14/2014 4:52:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 14, 2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    There is mixed news from the two fronts in Iraq and Syria where coalition airpower and indigenous partner forces on the ground are fighting Islamic State militants. Near the Syrian border city of Kobani, reports indicate that Kurdish defenders are beginning to make some gains as they continue to defend the city against the ISIS onslaught. A key hill atop which ISIS fighters famously planted their flag late last week has reportedly been retaken by Kurdish forces. “The advance came as the US said it had conducted 21 air strikes near the town, slowing down the IS advance,” the BBC...
  • Kissinger: ‘Iran Is a Natural Ally of the United States’

    10/13/2014 9:15:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 191 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 13, 2014 - 11:49 AM | Melanie Hunter
    Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that “Iran is a natural ally” of the U.S. “As long as Iran is ruled by the ayatollah and bases itself on its sectarian philosophy, we have to be careful. But basically, as a country, Iran is a natural ally of the United States. It’s the ideological, religious component that makes it an antagonist,” said Kissinger, who served as Secretary of State for the Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford administrations. …
  • 'No discrepancy' over Turkey's role in fight against Islamic State: Kerry

    10/14/2014 2:46:19 PM PDT · by keat · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:13pm EDT | Matt Spetalnick
    PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday there was no discrepancy between the United States and Turkey with regard to what Ankara “will or won’t do” in the fight against Islamic State insurgents. Speaking at a news conference in Paris after talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Kerry insisted that Turkey was a “valued member” of the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State, which has taken over swathes of Iraq and Syria, and said Ankara would define its role “on its own timetable.” Kerry spoke after Turkey on Monday denied an assertion over the weekend...
  • Gruesome photos may show ISIS using chemical weapons on Kurds, report says

    10/13/2014 1:22:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/13/2014 | Paul Alster
    <p>Disturbing new photos of ethnic Kurds killed by Islamic State fighters are stoking fears the terrorist army may be using chemical weapons seized from Saddam Hussein’s old arsenals, according to a Middle East watchdog.</p> <p>The pictures, obtained by the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA), show the bodies of Syrian Kurds who appear to have been gassed by ISIS in the besieged Kobani region this July. That fighting came just one month after Islamic State forces surged through the once-notorious Muthanna compound in Iraq, the massive base where Hussein began producing chemical weapons in the 1980s, which he used to kill thousands of Kurds in Halabja in northern Iraq in 1988.</p>