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  • Hillary Clinton Wants War in Syria and Possibly a Nuclear Standoff

    10/20/2016 6:53:07 PM PDT · by ak267 · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10-20-2016 | Styxhexenhammer666
    The way she talks about Syria is the same way Dubya did about Iraq for two years before invading.
  • Time to Arrest Hillary

    07/16/2015 2:17:31 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 7-16-15 | Joseph Klein
    Clinton's secret arms dealing -- and how it led to disaster in Libya. Hillary Clinton led the charge in the Obama administration to go to war in Libya. Her objective was to overthrow the regime of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. Not one to be deterred by opponents in the Pentagon and Congress to her reckless interventionist plans, Hillary decided to end-run them. Her State Department helped facilitate what Andrew P. Napolitano in his scathing article has called “Hillary’s secret war.” When the secret war began to backfire, as arms ended up in the hands of anti-American jihadists, Hillary Clinton and other...
  • Imagine If You Will.... (a WINNING Meme)

    10/18/2016 3:53:41 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 10 replies
    Facebook/various ^ | 10-18-2016 | TCRLAF
  • Siege of Raqqa?

    10/18/2016 12:30:17 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    John Batchelor show ^ | 17 October 2016 | John Batchelor interviews Josh Rogin
    Podcast 9:37 Preparations are already well underway. The U.S. military is arming and training SDF units and recruiting Arab rebels willing to participate. The administration is considering direct arming of the Kurdish Peoples Protection Units (YPG) militia for the operation, over Turkeys objections. Officials know there are limits to what Kurdish troops should be allowed to do. Were not going to have the YPG go in and hold Raqqa. We are actively recruiting an Arab force, and well have as many Arabs as possible, the senior administration official said. If you want to build another force to do it, Daesh...
  • Siege of Mosul. Dabiq Falls. Taliban Rising

    10/18/2016 11:19:10 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    John Batchelor show ^ | 17 October 2016 | john batchelor interviews Bill Roggio, Tom Joscelyn
    Podcast 18:59 If the Islamic State digs in and defends Mosul, the fight is expected to be bloody. More than 6,000 Islamic State fighters are thought to be in the city. It has deployed thousands of mines and has dug an elaborate network of tunnels and trenches across Mosul in preparation for a protracted urban fight. Additionally, hundreds of thousands of civilians are trapped in the city as the Islamic State has prevented them from leaving. However, during recent battles in major Iraqi cities such as Ramadi and Fallujah, the Islamic State withdrew the bulk of its troops and left...
  • PUTINS WARNING Now Russia tells the US if you want a war you will get one EVERYWHERE

    10/18/2016 10:33:02 AM PDT · by wtd · 44 replies
    UK Express ^ | 10/18/2016
    UKExpress: PUTINS WARNING Now Russia tells the US if you want a war you will get one EVERYWHERE RUSSIA has warned the US it will give America a war if it wants one after Joe Biden called for an all-out cyber assault on Kremlin emails.
  • U.S. the Stupid is Starting WWIII

    10/17/2016 6:02:38 AM PDT · by kimtom · 48 replies ^ | October 11, 2016 | Sartre
    "..Perpetual warfare without declaring a constitutional war has become the norm in the post World War II environment...."
  • Hillary Clintons Axis Of Evil (Hillarys World War III on the Horizon)

    10/15/2016 10:37:43 PM PDT · by Tours · 16 replies
    State of the Nation | 10/14/2016 | Pepe Escobar
    Lets cut to the chase; Hillary Clinton is ready to go to war against Russia in Syria with inbuilt, potentially terrifying, thermonuclear consequences. Anticipating an outcome of the US presidential election as a remix of the 1972 Nixon landslide, Hillary has also coined, George Dubya Bush-style, a remixed axis of evil: Russia, Iran and the Assad regime. Thats not even counting China, which, via aggression in the South China Sea, will also feature as a certified foe for the Founding Mother of the pivot to Asia..... ....In the appalling spectacle that turned out to be round two of the...
  • RAF Has "Green Light" to Fire on Russian Jets [semi-news]

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

    10/15/2016 8:10:39 AM PDT · by Bobalu · 53 replies
    Israeli News Live ^ | 10/15/16 | Steven Ben de Noon
    FAA has announced No fly zone over certain areas of Montana claiming that Saturday they will launch Rockets for some Space Operation. HMMM No I don't think so. Huge build up of bombers in the island of Diego Garcia off the coast of India. What is America planning a possible preemptive strike on Russia?
  • A Vote for Hillary Clinton Is A Vote For War: Green Partys Jill Stein Warns

    10/15/2016 5:03:59 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/14/16 | Julia Hahn
    “A vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote for war,” says Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein.   Stein also noted that under a President Hillary Clinton, the U.S. could “very quickly slide into nuclear war.” Stein elaborated, telling CSPAN: “It is now Hillary Clinton that wants to start an air war with Russia over Syria by calling for a no fly zone. We have 2000 nuclear missiles on hairtrigger alert. They are saying we are closer to a nuclear war than we have ever been. Under Hillary Clinton, we could slide into nuclear war very quickly from her declared policy in Syria… On the...
  • WIKILEAKS: The Smoking Gun On The Iran Deal; Podesta Thinks Nuclear War Is Coming

    10/14/2016 4:59:40 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 98 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 10/14/16
    John Anzalone to John Podesta (quoting Sen. Kirk of IL): “This agreement condemns the next generation to cleaning up a nuclear war in the Persian Gulf… This is the greatest appeasement since Chamberlain gave Czechoslovakia to Hitler.” John Podesta's reply: "Yup." [link to (secure)]  
  • The truth about the Yom Kippur war, Nixon and Kissinger

    10/14/2016 10:17:30 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 43 replies
    This month marks the 43rd anniversary of the Yom Kippur War. We have been fed some false information about this war. For starters, Israel did not strike first unlike in the 1967 Six day war when Israel was forced to launch a pre-emptive strike as her enemies amassed on her borders and as the UN stood aside and allowed them to do so. The Arabs shot first  On the night of September 25, King Hussein secretly flew to Tel Aviv to warn Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir of an impending Syrian attack. Throughout September, Israel received eleven more warnings...
  • Exclusive: Obama, aides expected to weigh Syria military options on Friday

    10/13/2016 8:13:34 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-13-2016 | Arshad Mohammed and Jonathan Landay
    U.S. President Barack Obama and his top foreign policy advisers are expected to meet on Friday to consider their military and other options in Syria as Syrian and Russian aircraft continue to pummel Aleppo and other targets, U.S. officials said. Some top officials argue the United States must act more forcefully in Syria or risk losing what influence it still has over moderate rebels and its Arab, Kurdish and Turkish allies in the fight against Islamic State, the officials told Reuters. One set of options includes direct U.S. military action such as air strikes on Syrian military bases, munitions depots...
  • America plotting to allow 9,000 ISIS fighters to attack Russian troops (Shortened)

    10/13/2016 8:04:02 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 45 replies ^ | 13th October 2016 | JON LOCKETT
    Full Title: SECRET 'TERROR DEAL' America plotting to allow 9,000 ISIS fighters to escape terror capital Mosul so they can attack Russian troops, Moscow outrageously claims THOUSANDS of ISIS fighters are to be given safe passage out of Iraq to fight in Syria, Russian military leaders claim. The jihadi army and their families will allegedly be let back in to Syria to battle president Bashar al-Assad and his Russian allies.
  • Superpower Showdown

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

    10/12/2016 2:57:42 PM PDT · by Lera · 80 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/12/16
    Full title: Russia orders all officials to fly home any relatives living abroad, as tensions mount over the prospect of a global war Russia is ordering all of its officials to fly home any relatives living abroad amid heightened tensions over the prospect of global war, it has been claimed. Politicians and high-ranking figures are said to have received a warning from president Vladimir Putin to bring their loved-ones home to the 'Motherland', according to local media. It comes after Putin cancelled a planned visit to France amid a furious row over Moscow's role in the Syrian conflict and just...
  • Russia Outlines New Wartime Regime

    10/11/2016 5:59:59 PM PDT · by CMB_polarization · 51 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Oct. 11 2016 11:00 | Moscow Times
    Russia has outlined new plans for a wartime government regime, the Izvestia newspaper reported Tuesday. The country's wartime strategy was fine-tuned following special military exercises, the newspaper wrote. In the event of war, local governments, regional branches of the Interior Ministry, Emergencies Ministry, the Federal Security Service (FSB), and much of the National Guard, will now report directly to the military. Previous plans had seen regional offices work independently and in partnership with local military forces, Izvestia wrote. The new command scheme is hoped to mobilize citizens, businesses and factories more effectively, as well as protect local industry from enemy...
  • If Hillary is elected, there will be war with Russia. (vanity)

    10/10/2016 10:27:25 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 69 replies
    In the second presidential debate, Hillary was quite clear. No ifs, ands, or maybes. She said that if she is elected, she would impose a no-fly zone over Syria, a sovereign nation. Putin will challenge that. Indeed, he must! Then on Hillary's orders, the US will shoot down a Russian plane. Russia will retaliate. At that point, all of Trump's vulgar talk will be forgotten. Instead,the world will wonder why America elected that crazy lady. And Paul Ryan will wonder what bunker to hide in.
  • Hillary says she is Goldwater?

    10/10/2016 5:11:29 PM PDT · by lavaroise · 15 replies
    Self | 10-10-16 | Self
    I know GOP is pretending to confront Russia on Allepo. She is all talk of war yet promotes START treaties. Yet I think it would be worth it to make a Goldwater type accuzation on her, with a political ad showing her starting WWIII with images of Atomic explosions over LA.
  • U.S. government officially accuses Russia of hacking campaign to interfere with elections

    10/07/2016 1:36:34 PM PDT · by LegendHasIt · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 7 at 4:05 PM | Ellen Nakashima
    The Obama administration on Friday officially accused Russia of attempting to interfere in the 2016 elections, including by hacking the computers of the Democratic National Committee and other political organizations. The denunciation, made by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Homeland Security, came as pressure was growing from within the administration and some lawmakers to hold Moscow accountable for a set of actions apparently aimed at sowing discord around the election.
  • Kerry calls for war crimes probe against Russia, Syria

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

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

    10/05/2016 10:58:28 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 74 replies
    The Sun ^ | Oct 5, 2016 | PAUL HARPER
    Veteran broadcaster Vladimir Pozner told the BBC: "There's a real feeling now that America is out to prove it is the only superpower. "The continued expansion of Nato is seen by the Russian leadership, perhaps incorrectly, is seen as being a real threat. "There is a danger of real confrontation, perhaps leading to some kind of military engagement and war." It has previously been reported that Putin is preparing for war with the West. Russia is already staging a massive evacuation drill to prepare for nuclear war.
  • WikiLeaks: Hillary Sponsored Arab Spring To Destabilise MiddleEast (Clinton, the Pro-War Candidate)

    09/27/2016 11:23:19 AM PDT · by xzins · 53 replies
    NWOREPORT ^ | September 26, 2016 | NWO Report
    WikiLeaks: Hillary Sponsored Arab Spring To Destabilise Middle East September 26, 2016Nwo ReportLeave a commentGo to comments WikiLeaks has released a memo proving that Hillary Clinton sponsored the Arab Spring whilst serving as Secretary of State in order to destabilize the Middle East. Hillary secretly pursued a controversial program that encouraged activists to violently protest for regime change in various countries across the Middle East, according to a memo that Clinton aide Huma Abedin sent to her boss. Im giving you credit for inspiring the peaceful protests, Abedin told Hillary via email. reports: The United States government is believed...
  • U.S. Was Warned of Attack on Aid Workers in Syria

    09/27/2016 9:10:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | September 26, 2016 | Michael Weiss
    Two days prior to devastating aerial attacks, Michael Ratney, the U.S. special envoy to Syria, was told the Assad regime was planning to hit the Aleppo facilities of the Syrian Civil Defense, a volunteer rescue group. Raed al-Saleh, the head of the organization, which is widely known as the White Helmets, was in Manhattan last week, where he told not only Ratney, but envoys from the Netherlands, Britain, and Canada. He said intercepted communications from military officers in the Assad regime signaled imminent plans to bomb several rescue centers, according to two sources who were in the room when al-Saleh...
  • Russia accused of war crimes in Syria at UN security council session

    09/26/2016 8:05:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | September 26, 2016 | Julian Borger and Kareem Shaheen
    Russia has been directly and repeatedly accused of war crimes at the UN security council in an unusually blunt session, as hopes of any form of ceasefire were flattened by the scale and ferocity of the Syrian regimes assault on eastern Aleppo. The war crimes accusations centred on the widespread use of bunker-busting and incendiary bombs on the 275,000 civilians living in the rebel-held east of the city, weapons that Moscows accusers say were dropped by Russian aircraft.
  • Aleppo has become a 'ghost city'

    09/26/2016 8:00:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | September 26, 2016 | James Masters and Mohammad Eyad Kourdi
    Everyone is waiting for a way out of Aleppo, says 28-year-old Monther Etaky, a graphic designer who lives there. "The city is now a ghost city," the father of a two-month-old boy tells CNN. "There are only ambulances and fire trucks around and over the past three days the shelling has been horrible. "Usually I get used to the barrel bombs and I could sleep normally -- but now I can't -- the new missiles are so loud and horrifying."
  • Russia Furious as US blames it for Syria aid strike

    09/22/2016 8:25:22 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 9 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9-20-2016 | Na
    Russia furious as US blames it for Syria aid strike (P) AFPSeptember 20, 2016(p) A damaged truck carrying aid is seen on the side of the road in the town of Orum al-Kubra on the western outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on September 20, 2016View photos A damaged truck carrying aid is seen on the side of the road in the town of Orum al-Kubra on the western outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on September 20, 2016 (AFP Photo/Omar Haj Kadour)(p) Moscow (AFP) - Moscow reacted furiously Tuesday to "unsubstantiated" accusations from the United...
  • A Hard Rain is Going to Fall

    09/22/2016 5:13:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | September 22, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    This summer, President Obama was often golfing. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were promising to let the world be. The end of summer seemed sleepy, the world relatively calm. The summer of 1914 in Europe also seemed quiet. But on July 28, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip with help from his accomplices, fellow Serbian separatists. That isolated act sparked World War I. In the summer of 1939, most observers thought Adolf Hitler was finally through with his serial bullying. Appeasement supposedly had satiated his once enormous territorial appetites. But on Sept. 1, Nazi...
  • Pope Francis: War Is Satan's Work, "There Is No God Of War"

    09/20/2016 10:52:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 83 replies ^ | September 20, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    On the 30th annual World Day of Prayer, Pope Francis met with leaders of the worlds religions to pray for peace, insisting that God is a God of Peace. There is no god of war, Francis proclaimed during morning Mass, celebrated in the chapel of his residence in the Vatican. War is the work of the Evil one, the devil, who wants to kill everyone, the Pope said in preparation for a day dedicated to praying for peace.
  • Reports: Russia gives Syria green light to shoot down Israeli planes

    09/18/2016 7:58:21 PM PDT · by Lera · 35 replies
    World Israel News ^ | September 15, 2016
    After Israel attacked the Assad regime's military positions in response to projectiles fired from Syria that exploded inside Israel, Russia called on Israel to show restraint and has allegedly given Syria permission to shoot down Israeli planes that cross into its territory. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has called on Israel to "show restraint" and to "avoid any provocations" in the Syrian Golan Heights. "There is the need to show restraint and not to allow any provocations in the Golan Heights," Lavrov said commenting on an airstrike carried out by the Israeli jets in Syria's Golan Heights on Tuesday, according...
  • Monuments to the Battle for the New South: Virginia, increasingly diverse [tr]

    09/16/2016 8:14:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | September 15, 2016 | Lisa Rab
    Nine years ago, a driver lost control of his pickup truck and crashed into the Confederate monument on the front lawn of the Franklin County Courthouse, decapitating the marble soldier. Some locals who found the monument offensive said they were glad to see it go, but there was never much doubt that once the money was raised, the soldier would be back. The rededication ceremony in 2010 drew a crowd of about 500 peoplewomen wore hoop skirts and men donned the gray uniforms of Confederate soldiers. Were very proud of it, says Linda Stanley, managing director of the Franklin County...
  • VIDEO: Discovery Shares First Look at 5-Part War Documentary TAKING FIRE

    09/13/2016 8:45:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 2 replies
    Broadway World ^ | Sep 13, 2016
    VIDEO: Discovery Shares First Look at 5-Part War Documentary TAKING FIRE September 13,2016 by BWW News Desk Discovery's five-part war documentary series TAKING FIRE premieres September 13th at 10/9c. Check out a first look below! TAKING FIRE is a five-part series bringing viewers into the hearts and minds of American soldiers, a captivating experience like nothing ever seen on film. The series is the story of a band of brothers deployed to defend one of the United States' farthest flung outposts at the gateway to one of the deadliest places on earth: the mouth of the Taliban-held Korengal Valley in...
  • Cardinal condemns bombing of ISIS as war crime

    09/10/2016 9:20:04 AM PDT · by Gillibrand · 28 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | 10/9/26 | CG
    Cardinal Maradiaga has condemned military action against ISIS.
  • The Kremlin Really Believes That Hillary Wants to Start a War With Russia

    09/09/2016 1:56:16 PM PDT · by Ancesthntr · 133 replies
    Foreign ^ | September 7, 2016 | Clinton Ehrlich
    If Hillary Clinton is elected president, the world will remember Aug. 25 as the day she began the Second Cold War. In a speech last month nominally about Donald Trump, Clinton called Russian President Vladimir Putin the godfather of right-wing, extreme nationalism. To Kremlin-watchers, those were not random epithets. Two years earlier, in the most famous address of his career, Putin accused the West of backing an armed seizure of power in Ukraine by extremists, nationalists, and right-wingers. Clinton had not merely insulted Russias president: She had done so in his own words. Worse, they were words originally directed at...
  • Blood on the Lotus: A history of Christian persecution in Japan

    09/08/2016 5:05:42 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 4 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Brian Ball This is the history of persecution during Japan's medieval period during and following the Sengokujedai(Age of the country at war)period and during the Tokagowa shogunate. Also features segments on the Shinabara Christian rebellion, St Francis Xavier and The shoguns of Japan. In additon, an epic recreation of the Shimabara rebellion using Shogun 2 Total war, the battle of the last stand of persecuted Christian Samurai. WARNING! CONTAINS VIOLENT BATTLE SCENES AND SCENES OF CHRISTIANS BEING ASSASSINATED AND TORTURED TO DEATH! VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED! SIGN IN ON YT TO VIEW VIDEO!
  • It's V-J Day, the anniversary of the date of Japan's surrender in 1945 and the end of WWII

    09/02/2016 5:23:24 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 20 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 09/02/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    Today is V-J Day, the anniversary of the date in 1945 of the formal Japanese surrender on the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. For practical purposes, it ended on August 14 (August 15 in Japan, on the other side of the International Date Line), when President Truman announced the capitulation of Japan and the end of World War II in the Pacific, unleashing a paroxysm of jubilation throughout the victorious nations. The war in Europe had ended with the German surrender on May 8th, but Japan fought on in the Pacific and had only lost Okinawa, the last stepping stone...
  • Civilization and Its Enemies - The Next Stage of History

    09/01/2016 6:50:06 AM PDT · by Noumenon · 9 replies
    Civilization and Its Enemies - The Next Stage of History, Free Press | 2004 | Lee Harris
    The subject of this book is forgetfulness. By this I do not mean our tendency to misplace valuable objects, or our inability to recall the name of the bosss dog, but the collective and cultural amnesia the over comes any group of human beings who have long benefited from the blessings of civilization an amnesia first observed nearly eight hundred years ago by the Arab philosopher of history Ibn Khaldun, contemplating the rise and fall of those great feats of organized life that we call by such terms as societies, states and empires. Forgetfulness occurs when those who have...
  • Oil Floods The Streets Of Iraqi Town After ISIS Opens Tap

    08/29/2016 9:30:02 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 12 replies ^ | 29-08-2016 | Irina
    Iraqi media are reporting that ISIS militants have opened the taps of an oil pipeline in the town of Qayyarah, in northern Iraq. Crude is flowing in the streets, as images from Qayyarah show, and people are worried about what will happen if someone decides to set the crude on fire. Iraqi News notes that this is not the first time that the ISIS militants have resorted to this response: before Qayyarah was liberated by the Iraqi army and the U.S.-led coalition forces, the terrorist group spilled crude from the local pipeline into the Tigris River, which runs through the...
  • 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...
  • Europe Has Imported Its Own Death Squads

    08/21/2016 11:39:46 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Advice Goddess Blog ^ | August 20, 2016 | Amy Alkon
    Stoyan Zaimov writes at Christian Post of a Muslim man, the 16-year-old son of Imam Sheikh Alami, a local radical cleric with Dutch and Moroccan citizenship, who had voiced some nice gentle thoughts while he marched around Verviers, Belgium:
  • The United Nations Botched Mission in South Sudan

    08/20/2016 8:08:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/20/16 | Joseph Klein
    The UN's protection of the alleged perpetrator Machar, added to the UN peacekeepers' failure to adequately protect civilians when they had the chance, adds up to a botched UN mission in South Sudan South Sudan, the youngest member state of the United Nations, began its life as an independent country with expressions of hope for a bright future. At the independence ceremony of South Sudan, held in its capital Juba on July 9, 2011, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon proclaimed that, after years of violence, we open a new chapter: a day when the people of South Sudan claim the...
  • Fred Reed on War with Russia

    Fred Reed on the idea of wanting war with Russia "Letting dilettantes, grifters, con men, pasty Neocons, bottle-blonde ruins, and corporations decide on war is insane. We have pseudo-masculine dwarves playing with things they do not understand. So far as I am aware, none of these fern-bar Clausewitzes has worn boots, been in a war, seen a war, or faces any chance of being in a war started by themselves. They brought us Iraq, Afghanistan, and Isis, and cant win wars against goatherds with AKs. They are going to fightRussia?"
  • More released from Gitmo after congerss said NO

    08/16/2016 5:40:19 AM PDT · by TMSuchman · 34 replies
    DoD | Aug.16,2016 | Mike Suchman
    This should really make you upset. And after congress had halted such transfers from happening too! The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of 15 detainees: Abd al-Muhsin Abd al-Rab Salih al-Busi, Abd al-Rahman Sulayman, Mohammed Nasir Yahi Khussrof Kazaz, Abdul Muhammad Ahmad Nassar al-Muhajari, Muhammad Ahmad Said al-Adahi, Abdel Qadir al-Mudafari, Mahmud Abd Al Aziz al-Mujahid, Saeed Ahmed Mohammed Abdullah Sarem Jarabh, Mohammed Kamin, Zahar Omar Hamis bin Hamdoun, Hamid al-Razak (aka Haji Hamidullah), Majid Mahmud Abdu Ahmed, Ayub Murshid Ali Salih, Obaidullah, and Bashir Nasir Ali al-Marwalah from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to the Government...
  • The US Brings Out The Big Guns In The Pacific Amid High Tensions With China

    08/10/2016 8:54:05 AM PDT · by blam · 10 replies
    BI ^ | 8-10-2016 | Alex Lockie
    Alex LockieAugust 10, 2016 As part of the Continuous Bomber Presence mission in the Pacific, the US has regularly kept bombers stationed at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, but in the last few days the fleet of aging B-52 bombers has been replaced with newer B-1 and B-2 bombers. The bombers were positioned in the Pacific by US Strategic Command (STRATCOM), which commands fleets of bombers, many of which are nuclear-capable, to maintain stability and deter potential threats. Though these deployments are routine, they are likely to raise eyebrows in Beijing, where China has defiantly ignored a ruling from...
  • Chilling first mini-trailer for Christopher Nolan's gritty WWII epic Dunkirk [tr]

    08/05/2016 5:54:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 5, 2016 | Dan Cain
    The first trailer for Christopher Nolan's highly-anticipated Dunkirk has been released. The 56-second-long preview is shot in dull tones and focuses on the bleak, raw nature of the French coastline in 1940. A score which mimics an ever-quickening heartbeat ramps up the tension, reaching a climax as a boat packed full of allied troops recoil in fear at the sound of incoming German bombers flying above them.
  • Rare photographic find records soldiers heading off to bash the Boers in Empire's first [tr]

    08/02/2016 5:58:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 2, 2016 | Matt Hunter
    A rare and extraordinary photo album documenting a British army regiment in the the Boer War has been discovered after more than 100 years. The album contains more than 150 black and white images of the First Battalion Rifle Brigade and provide a fascinating record of their battles with the Boers in South Africa from 1899 to 1902. The annotated images show a large parade of men before embarking on a ship on the Isle of Wight to take them to South Africa in 1899.
  • China holds massive naval drills to prepare for sudden, cruel & short modern war (VIDEO)

    08/02/2016 5:30:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Russia Times ^ | August 2, 2016 | Staff
    The Chinese navy held a large-scale live ammunition drill in the East China Sea, which involved hundreds of ships and submarines from all three fleets of the Peoples Liberation Army. The exercise involving China's East Sea, North Sea and South Sea fleets practiced both offensive and defensive capabilities of the Chinese naval power. The exercise mobilized some 300 ships, dozens of fighter planes, and involved troops that are responsible for coastal defense radars, communications, and electronic warfare defense, daily newspaper The China Times reported.
  • Body of Russian pilot is dragged through the dirt and

    08/01/2016 11:50:33 AM PDT · by Sheapdog · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1 Aug 2016 | Julian Robinson
    A Russian military helicopter has been shot down by rebels in Syria killing all five people on board, it has been revealed. The aircraft, carrying three crew and two officers, crashed down in the Idlib province in north western Syria on its way home to a Russian airbase. Gruesome pictures have since emerged showing what is believed to be the body of a Russian pilot being dragged through the dirt and loaded on to a truck. It comes as mystery surrounded the discovery in the wreckage of an identification card showing a picture of a blonde woman. The image was...