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  • Syria conflict: Turkey summons Russian ambassador a second time

    10/05/2015 8:14:58 PM PDT · by amorphous · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 5 Oct 2015
    Turkey has again summoned the Russian ambassador after a second violation of its airspace by a Russian warplane operating in Syria in two days. It did the same after the first violation on Saturday, after which two Turkish F-16 jets were scrambled. Turkey said the second violation occurred on Sunday. Nato has urged Russia to end air strikes "on the Syrian opposition and civilians". Russia says it is targeting Islamic State and other Islamists.
  • Saudi opposition clerics make sectarian call to jihad in Syria

    10/05/2015 7:33:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 5, 2015 | Angus McDowall
    Dozens of Islamist Saudi Arabian clerics have called on Arab and Muslim countries to "give all moral, material, political and military" support to what they term a jihad, or holy war, against Syria's government and its Iranian and Russian backers. Although the clerics who signed the online statement are not affiliated with the government, their strong sectarian and anti-Christian language reflects mounting anger among many Saudis over Russian and Iranian involvement in Syria's civil war. Russia last week started air strikes against Syrian opposition targets that it describes as aimed at weakening the jihadist Islamic State group, a move Riyadh...
  • Iraq militia boss says US not serious about fighting IS(key MP in Badr/Tehran-backed Shiite party)

    10/05/2015 6:03:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/5/15 | AFP
    Najaf (Iraq) (AFP) - A top leader of Iraq's Popular Mobilisation paramilitary organisation said Monday that Baghdad had turned to Russia because the US-led coalition was not serious about fighting the Islamic State group. A spokesman for the US-led coalition retorted that it had spent $2.3 billion to train and equip Iraqi forces over the past year. "To this day, we have not seen a really serious effort to fight Daesh," Hadi al-Ameri said in the holy city of Najaf, using an Arab acronym for the jihadist organisation. "There are some who try to contain Daesh but not really eliminate...
  • Bill Clinton White House suppressed evidence of Iran’s terrorism

    10/05/2015 5:23:40 PM PDT · by John W · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 5, 2015 | John Solomon
    Bill Clinton’s administration gathered enough evidence to send a top-secret communique accusing Iran of facilitating the deadly 1996 Khobar Towers terrorist bombing, but suppressed that information from the American public and some elements of U.S. intelligence for fear it would lead to an outcry for reprisal, according to documents and interviews. Before Mr. Clinton left office, the intelligence pointing toward Iran’s involvement in the terror attack in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 U.S. servicemen and wounded hundreds was deemed both extensive and “credible,” memos show.
  • Iran: Missiles Pointed at U.S. Targets; Iran, Russia, Syria, Iraq form joint war room

    10/05/2015 5:17:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 5, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    A senior Iranian military leader warned this weekend that “all U.S. military bases in the Middle East are within the range of” Iran’s missiles and emphasized that the Islamic Republic will continue to break international bans on the construction of ballistic missiles. Much of this missile work, like the details of Iran’s advanced arsenal, remains secret, according to Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force. Hajizadeh dismissed the threat of military action by the United States, warning that all U.S. assets and allies are in range of Iran’s current missile arsenal, according to...
  • Bombshell: ISIS just hours from destruction ('It won't take very long at all to drive them out')

    10/05/2015 4:53:25 PM PDT · by amorphous · 65 replies
    WND ^ | 5 Oct 2015 | Chelsea Schilling
    A top terror expert says ISIS is now so weak that it could be decimated within hours. According to a London Express report Monday evening, Russian airstrikes, unruly leadership and numerous defections have destabilized the terror organization to the point that it wouldn’t be capable of fighting off even a small attack. Terror analyst Dr. Afzal Ashraf told the paper that ISIS has drastically exaggerated its military power, prompting an international counterattack. Ashraf urged Western leaders to act now to wipe out the jihadi group. The U.S. has led a coalition of airstrikes against ISIS. The New York Times reported...
  • Arabs Who Spat At, Kicked Terror Victim to be Prosecuted

    10/05/2015 4:12:11 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/10/15 | Ben Porat
    Thanks to near-complete video camera coverage in Jerusalem's Old City, the identities of Arabs who mocked, kicked, and hit Adelle Banita-Bennett as she staggered through the streets of Jerusalem's Old City are known, and they will be prosecuted, Israeli officials said. A Channel 2 report Monday night said the identities of the Arabs who thought that Banita-Bennett's life-threatening injuries were “funny” will be brought to trial for incitement, failing to offer assistance, and acting as accomplices in an attempted murder. On Sunday afternoon, the Adelle Banita-Bennett, widow of Aharon Banita-Bennett, who herself was seriously injured in the stabbing attack Saturday...
  • Obama wanted Argentina to provide nuke fuel to Iran, Argentine president discloses

    10/05/2015 3:24:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 02 October 2015 | Andre Mitchell
    US President Barack Obama continues to receive heavy flak for defending the nuclear deal he initiated with Iran, and then enlisting the support of his allies in the Senate to prevent rival Republican leaders from blocking its implementation. Now, Obama will likely face more criticism after Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner revealed in a speech before the United Nations General Assembly on Monday that a former Obama administration official tried to convince Argentina to provide nuclear fuel to Iran sometime in 2010. In her remarks witnessed by world leaders, Kirchner recalled how Gary Samore, who once worked as the...
  • US: Afghan forces called in strike on Kunduz that hit medical facility

    10/05/2015 3:19:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Hot ^ | October 5, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Critics have begun using the words “war crime” to describe a US airstrike in Kunduz that hit a Doctors Without Borders facility, killing 22 people, including children. The US pushed back against the allegations, claiming that they were responding to a call for close air support from Afghan forces and did not know of any civilian medical facilities in the area: Afghan forces called for U.S. air support while fighting the Taliban in Kunduz shortly before a hospital was struck, killing 22 people, the U.S. commander of international forces in Afghanistan said on Monday. …“We have now learned that on...
  • Abbas: Palestinian Violence 'Helps' Israel

    10/05/2015 3:06:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/10/15 | Yaakov Levi
    Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas on Monday called for calm, saying Israel was “benefiting” from Palestinian violence, and has ordered Palestinian Authority security forces to arrest rioters and prevent the outbreak of violence in PA villages. The reason, he told members of his cabinet, had nothing to do with cooperating with Israel, but to prevent Israel from “taking advantage of violence to attack innocent Palestinians and to drag the entire region into violence.” A PA cabinet official told Arab media that while it was understandable that Palestinians would want to attack Israelis “because of their crimes, we must remember that...
  • ISIS sliced off 12-year-old Syrian boy's fingertips

    10/05/2015 2:02:40 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/5/15
    ISIS militants sliced off the fingertips of 12-year-old boy in a bid to convert a group of Syrian Christians to Islam - but when they refused the terrorists executed all 12 people. The unnamed boy's fingertips were hacked off because he was the son of a Syrian Christian ministry team leader who, along with the rest of the group, refused to renounce his faith. The Gospel Herald reports one woman shouted out 'Jesus' moments before she and others were beheaded by the terror group.
  • ISIS extremists publish address of Navy Seal who killed Osama bin Laden and call for his death

    A British ISIS supporter has published the name and address of the Navy Seal who killed Osama bin Laden and called on American extremists to execute him. Mirror Online has been monitoring jihadi chat on social media and has spotted several people linking to a text file containing instructions on how to find Robert O'Neill, who claimed to have killed the al Qaeda chief.
  • Obama up against growing support for a no-fly zone in Syria (Fiorina: Prepare to fight Russians)

    10/05/2015 11:21:16 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/5/15 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    Russia has been stepping up its involvement in the Syrian civil war - culminating in airstrikes last week that may have targeted not just ISIS, but also rebels opposing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Meanwhile, the Syrian refugee crisis continues unabated, with a massive influx of Syrians overwhelming Turkey and Europe. To address this, lawmakers and presidential candidates alike - including the president's former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, say the U.S. should respond with a no-fly zone, which is not a tactic President Obama is willing to pursue right now. -snip- And in an interview on Fox News last week,...
  • Putin should unleash Chechen troops on Isis, says region's president

    10/05/2015 11:01:25 AM PDT · by McGruff · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Oct 2 ,2015 | Shaun Walker
    The Chechen leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, has asked Vladimir Putin to send him to Syria, claiming that a land operation using Chechen ground troops would wipe out Islamic State terrorists. “The terrorists don’t know what a real war is, because they have only been subjected to airstrikes. They don’t have experience of real military action,” said Kadyrov in an interview with a Russian news agency. “If our request is granted, it will be a celebration for us,” he said. “But it’s the decision of the commander-in-chief to take.”
  • Syrian insurgents vow to attack Russian forces as Moscow hints at ground role

    10/05/2015 10:59:39 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 19 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 5, 2015 | Alec Luhn and Kareem Shaheen
    More than 40 Syrian insurgent groups have vowed to attack Russian forces in retaliation for Moscow’s air campaign, in a show of unity among the usually fragmented rebels against what they called the “occupiers” of Syria. The 41 Syrian rebel groups, which included powerful factions such as Ahrar al-Sham, Islam Army and the Levant Front, said Russia had joined the war in Syria after president Bashar Assad’s forces were on the verge “of a crushing defeat”. The insurgents’ warning came as the chairman of Russia’s parliamentary defense committee suggested that Russian “volunteer” units could join with forces fighting for Syria’s...
  • Video: Judge Nap Says Hillary Is Angry Because the 'Legal Noose Is Tightening'

    10/05/2015 11:09:24 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 50 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 10/5/15 | America's Newsroom
    The legal noose around Hillary Clinton is getting tighter, Judge Andrew Napolitano explained this morning on "America's Newsroom." On NBC's "TODAY" show, the former secretary of state appeared angry when asked about the House Benghazi Committee, arguing that the panel is conducting a "partisan political" investigation. When asked about her private email server, she said that what she did was "allowed" even though it wasn't the "best choice." Clinton said each government official can determine which messages are personal and which ones are work-related. Napolitano said the "noose" is tightening and that Clinton created these problems for herself. He said...
  • Russians Moving Artillery, Ground Forces to Hama, Syria

    10/05/2015 10:55:06 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 27 replies
    NBC ^ | October 5, 2015 | N/A
    A senior defense official has told NBC News that the Russian military has been moving artillery and ground forces towards Hama — one of the locations that the Russians targeted in the first 24 hours of their airstrikes. The U.S. official also said that after Russian aircraft breached Turkish airspace by roughly 20 miles, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov contacted the Turkish government to apologize and acknowledge that it was a mistake. "So much for fighting ISIS," the defense official said.
  • Russian jet over Turkey risked being shot down: Kerry

    10/05/2015 10:22:59 AM PDT · by amorphous · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5 Oct 2015
    Valparaíso (Chile) (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Monday that a Russian warplane's "incursion" into the air space of Washington's NATO ally Turkey risked provoking a serious escalation. "We're greatly concerned about it because it is precisely the kind of thing that had Turkey responded under its rights could have resulted in a shoot-down," he said, at a public event in Chile.
  • Kremlin Says Russian ‘Volunteer’ Forces Will Fight in Syria

    10/05/2015 10:03:24 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 5, 2015 | Andrew Kramer
    MOSCOW — Russia signaled deepening intervention Monday in the Syria war, strongly hinting that its “volunteer” ground forces would soon be fighting there, as NATO officials warned the Kremlin after a Russian warplane invaded Turkey’s airspace. The unfolding developments reflected a dangerous new superpower entanglement in the war, which has left a quarter-million dead and half the country’s population displaced since it began more than four years ago. The addition of Russia ground forces to the aerial assaults already underway by Russian warplanes particularly threatens to undermine Turkey’s policy in Syria, which aims for the establishment of a “safe zone”...
  • NATO denounces Russian incursion into Turkish air space

    10/05/2015 9:59:40 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 5, 2015 | AYLA JEAN YACKLEY AND HUMEYRA PAMUK
    The United States and its NATO allies denounced Russia on Monday for violating Turkish air space along the frontier with Syria, and Ankara threatened to respond if provoked again, raising the prospect of direct confrontation between the Cold War enemies. NATO held an emergency meeting of ambassadors of its 28 member states to respond to what Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called "unacceptable violations of Turkish air space" after Turkey said a Russian jet had crossed its frontier. NATO members "strongly protest" and "condemn" incursions into Turkish and NATO territory, the alliance said. "Allies also note the extreme danger of such irresponsible...
  • NATO denounces Russian incursion into Turkish air space

    10/05/2015 9:44:17 AM PDT · by keat · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Oct 5, 2015 12:28pm EDT | Ayla Jean Yackley and Humeyra Pamuk
    The United States and its NATO allies denounced Russia on Monday for violating Turkish air space along the frontier with Syria, and Ankara threatened to respond if provoked again, raising the prospect of direct confrontation between the Cold War enemies. NATO held an emergency meeting of ambassadors of its 28 member states to respond to what Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called "unacceptable violations of Turkish air space" after Turkey said a Russian jet had crossed its frontier. NATO members "strongly protest" and "condemn" incursions into Turkish and NATO territory, the alliance said. "Allies also note the extreme danger of such irresponsible...
  • Donald Trump: 99% of the People Would Be in Jail for What Hillary Did

    10/05/2015 9:17:34 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/05/15 | Jim Hoft
    Democrat Privilege– Hillary Clinton went on the Today Show this morning to discuss her mysterious private home server. Meanwhile – Donald Trump retweeted this out on Sunday – 99% of people would be in jail for what Hillary did
  • Nuclear power plants in ‘culture of denial’ over hacking risk

    10/05/2015 12:01:06 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 12 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 10/5/15 | Sam Jones
    High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email to buy additional rights. Nuclear power plants around the world are harboring a “culture of denial” about the risks of cyber hacking, with many failing to protect themselves against digital attacks, a review of the industry has warned. A focus on safety and high physical security means that many nuclear facilities are blind to the risks of cyber attacks, according to the report by think-tank...
  • Palestinians: Why Our Leaders Are Hypocrites and Liars

    10/05/2015 11:14:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    gatestoneinstitute ^ | October 5th, 2015 | Bassam Tawil
    Palestinians: Why Our Leaders Are Hypocrites and Liars by Bassam Tawil October 4, 2015 at 5:00 am We contaminate our mosques with our own hands and feet, and then blame Jews for desecrating Islamic holy sites. If anyone is desecrating Islamic holy sites, it is those who bring explosives, stones and firebombs into Al-Aqsa Mosque. The Jews who visit the Temple Mount do not bring with them stones, bombs or clubs. It is young Muslim men who are desecrating our holy sites with their "filthy feet." â—ľThese leaders, including Abbas himself, are not willing to send their own children and...
  • Kremlin Says Russian ‘Volunteer’ Forces Will Fight in Syria

    10/05/2015 10:44:23 AM PDT · by Lexinom · 17 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 5 October 2015 | ANDREW E. KRAMER, HELENE COOPER, CEYLAN YEGINSUOCT
    MOSCOW — Russia signaled deepening intervention Monday in the Syria war, strongly hinting that its “volunteer” ground forces would soon be fighting there, as NATO officials warned the Kremlin after a Russian warplane invaded Turkey’s airspace. The unfolding developments reflected a dangerous new superpower entanglement in the war, which has left a quarter-million dead and half the country’s population displaced since it began more than four years ago. The addition of Russia ground forces to the aerial assaults already underway by Russian warplanes particularly threatens to undermine Turkey’s Syria policy, which aims for the establishment of a “safe zone” along...
  • REVEALED: Daring raids by SAS heroes leave 200 evil jihadis DEAD

    10/05/2015 10:36:13 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 20 replies
    Daily Express ^ | 5th October 2015 | Rebecca Perring
    'SAS TROOPS armed with sniper rifles and heavy machine guns have killed at least 200 evil Islamic State (ISIS) extremists in a series of deadly raids in the past year. Soldiers from the elite fighting unit have eliminated the barbaric terrorists in war-torn Syria and Iraq by calling in air strikes, carrying out deadly ambushes and using long-range sniper fire. They have even organised groups of Peshmerga fighters - forces in Iraqi Kurdistan who are fighting the blood-thirsty terror group - into guerrilla units. In one of the most effective raids British special forces destroyed an entire 20-vehicle fuel convoy,...

    10/05/2015 7:53:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/05/2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    One of the primary reasons Islamic and Western nations are “worlds apart” is because the way they understand the world is worlds apart.  Whereas Muslims see the world through the lens of history, the West has jettisoned or rewritten history to suit its ideologies.   This dichotomy of Muslim and Western thinking is evident everywhere.  When the Islamic State declared that it will “conquer Rome” and “break its crosses,” few in the West realized that those are the verbatim words and goals of Islam’s founder and his companions as recorded in Muslim sources—words and goals that prompted over a thousand...
  • Caller puts it ALL into perspective on the Middle East and the US Govt

    10/05/2015 7:29:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    I wonder if this guy is a Freeper? Anyhow, this caller "Burt" from Utah on a National Radio Talk Show, the Savage Nation really lays it out nicely about everything in the Middle East. You can doubt him if you want, but I believe "Burt" nailed it on the head. Starts at 1 hour and 24 minutes, goes through a break (don't worry there are no commercials), and the guy is still there. Just listen to it and let me know what you think.
  • Trump: Middle East Would Be More Stable With Saddam Hussein and Gadhafi In Power

    10/05/2015 7:26:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/05/2015 | Ali Vitali
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, when asked if he believes the Middle East would be better today if Moammar Gadhafi of Libya and Saddam Hussein of Iraq were still in power, responded, "It's not even a contest." He related the situations in both of those countries with what is currently happening in Syria and seemed to endorse a stronger President Bashar Assad, even while admitting that he is "probably a bad guy." "You can make the case, if you look at Libya, look at what we did there — it's a mess — if you look at Saddam Hussein with...
  • Why We Should Not Intervene In Syria

    10/05/2015 6:59:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/04/2015 | Andrew McCarthy
    It’s ba-aack. The Vacuum, that is. That’s the Beltway fairy tale about how Syria was teeming with secular-democratic Muslim moderates ready and willing not only to topple the barbarous Bashar al-Assad regime but simultaneously to rout al-Qaeda. They were not able to pull off these feats, we’re told, without the massive help that President Obama refused to give them. This default, combined with Obama’s unconscionable retreat from neighboring Iraq while jihadists were on the rise, created a leadership void — the Vacuum — into which the Islamic State (formerly known as al-Qaeda in Iraq and the Islamic State of Iraq...
  • End of ISIS? Putin 'sending 150,000 soldiers to Syria to WIPE OUT evil Islamic State'

    10/05/2015 5:50:21 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    Express ^ | 10/05/15 | Scott Campbell
    VLADIMIR Putin is preparing to send 150,000 troops to Syria in a bid to wipe out the evil Islamic State once and for all. The Russian leader is reportedly mounting an enormous military mission to take control of the terror group's stronghold of Raqqa. The city is the self-declared capital of ISIS in Syria and is patrolled by as many as 5,000 jihadi members. Putin is set to mobilise 150,000 reservists who he conscripted into the military earlier this week. An insider revealed: "It is very clear that Russia wants to sweep up the west of the country, taking Raqqa...
  • Ankara Furious As Russian Jets Violate Turkish Airspace

    10/05/2015 4:53:50 AM PDT · by Fennie · 24 replies
    UT ^ | October 5, 2015
    Turkey opposes Russia's military intervention in Syria. Turkey scrambles fighter jets to intercept Russian warplanes that Ankara says violated its airspace. The Russians were allegedly making their way to Syria to carry out bombings to support Syria's Assad regime. Turkey opposes Russia's intervention in wartorn Syria and officials have warned that any further violations may be responded to more harshly.
  • ‘Pathetically giving up!’ Judge Jeanine slams Obama as Russia takes over US leadership role

    10/05/2015 5:35:51 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 12 replies
    BPR ^ | 10/4/2015 | Carmine Sabia
    The United States is losing power and influence under President Obama and Vladimir Putin’s Russia is picking it up to create a new world order. That was the take Saturday from Fox News’ Judge Jeanine Pirro, who used her “Opening Statement” on “Justice with Judge Jeanine” to explain that Putin is attempting to take the title of world’s superpower from the U.S. and Obama’s weakness is helping him. “With Barack Obama as commander in chief, the United States is recklessly and pathetically giving up as the world’s superpower,” she said. She also detailed how the weakness Obama showed in the...
  • Syria’s Assad Stresses Importance of Alliance With Russia, Iran, Iraq

    10/05/2015 4:51:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 2 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/04/15 | Asa Fitch and Sam Dagher
    Syrian president says coalition ‘must succeed’ to secure regional stability Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Sunday that his coalition with Russia, Iran and Iraq must succeed in Syria’s war, suggesting the alternative would be a region in chaos. The alliance “must succeed, otherwise we are facing the destruction of the entire region and not just one or two states,” Mr. Assad said in the Islamic Republic of Iran News Network interview. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Sunday that his coalition with Russia, Iran and Iraq must succeed in Syria’s war, suggesting the alternative would be a region in chaos. The...
  • Clinton's Remarks on the Release of Government Documents to Wikileaks, November 2010

    10/04/2015 11:24:20 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 2 replies
    Council on Foreign Relations ^ | November 29, 2010 | Hillary Clinton
    . . .The United States strongly condemns the illegal disclosure of classified information. It puts people’s lives in danger, threatens our national security, and undermines our efforts to work with other countries to solve shared problems. . . . . .So let’s be clear: this disclosure is not just an attack on America’s foreign policy interests. It is an attack on the international community – the alliances and partnerships, the conversations and negotiations, that safeguard global security and advance economic prosperity. . . . . . I can say that the United States deeply regrets the disclosure of any information...
  • Russian Air Force Strikes ISIS in Al-Raqqa and East Aleppo: Terrorists Suffer Heavy Casualties

    10/05/2015 12:00:08 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 93 replies
    AlMasdar ^ | 10-5-2015 | Leth Fadel
    Over the last 48 hours, the Russian Air Force has targeted the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) with relentless airstrikes above the provincial capital of the Al-Raqqa Governorate and the terrorist group’s stronghold inside the Deir Hafer Plains in the Aleppo Governorate’s eastern countryside. On Sunday morning, the Russian Air Force struck ISIS again with a flurry of airstrikes above the Tabaqa Military Airport and the Tabaqa National Hospital, destroying another weapons depot belonging to the terrorist located inside the storage facility that is situated to the north of the military barracks. Meanwhile, to the east of the...
  • "I yelled ‘please help me!’ and they just spat at me"

    10/05/2015 3:02:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    i24 News ^ | 10/4/15
    Adele Benita, one of the surviving victims of Saturday's terror attack in Jerusalem's Old City, gave a chilling account of how the stabbing attack, that killed her husband and another man who came to the family's help, unfolded and how her cries for help were ignored as she herself was stabbed repeatedly. “I yelled ‘please help me!’ and they just spat at me,” Benita told the Israeli Ynet news site of the surrounding Palestinian store owners, whom she said stood by as the Palestinian terrorist, 19-year-old Muhanad Halabi, stabbed her husband to death in an alleyway near Lion’s Gate in...
  • Germany faces logistical nightmare as refugee inflows hit record

    10/04/2015 9:47:46 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 21 replies
    Yahoo (Reuters) ^ | 8/4/15 | Michelle Martin
    When Hesham fled Syria in early August with his pregnant wife and baby, he was sure all would be well once he got to Germany. Instead the hope has turned to despair after weeks of waiting to be registered at an overcrowded reception center in Berlin. The 26-year-old former chef is one of the hundreds of migrants who crowd around a small screen at the registration office every day, desperately waiting for their number to come up so they can go inside and get a certificate that is the first step in the asylum process. Some climb on top of...
  • Obama rejects candidates' ideas for solving crisis in Syria

    10/04/2015 7:06:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 10/03/15 | JULIE PACE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is accusing White House hopefuls of concocting "half-baked" ideas for solving the crisis in Syria, appearing to even dismiss his former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's call for a no-fly zone before later clarifying his view of the Democratic front-runner. The idea of a no-fly zone — a region of Syria that the United States would protect from bombing to create a safe corridor for refugees — has emerged as a favorite option for Democratic and Republican candidates. It's a plan that allows them to stake out a more aggressive military posture than...
  • Trump: I support Putin 'bombing the hell' out of ISIS

    10/04/2015 5:54:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 163 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/4/15 | Al Weaver
    Donald Trump does not trust Russian President Vladimir Putin, but he is supportive of one thing Putin is doing on the world stage. During an interview with "Meet The Press" Sunday, Trump told moderator Chuck Todd that he supports Putin going out and "bombing the hell" out of the Islamic State in Syria, despite that they are doing so to support Syrian President Bashir al-Assad. "I like that Putin is bombing the hell out of ISIS, and it's going to be ISIS. I'll tell you why — Putin has to get rid of ISIS because Putin doesn't want ISIS coming...
  • Carson: Terrorists 'would be fools' not to try infiltrating refugees

    10/03/2015 6:31:39 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies ^ | Mark Hensch
    GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson said on Friday that he opposes admitting Syrian refugees inside America’s borders. “To bring into this country groups infiltrated with jihadists makes no sense,” he told listeners in Des Moines, according to ABC News. “At some point you have to use common sense and judgment,” Carson said. "If you are part of the global jihadist movement, and you see large numbers of people from your area moving into the United States, wouldn’t you want to infiltrate them?” “They would be fools not to [try],” the retired neurosurgeon added of extremists. "Why would we do something...
  • Ben Carson calls on IRS to target Muslim advocacy group

    10/03/2015 10:34:46 AM PDT · by celmak · 35 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 10/02/2015 | Aliyah Frumin
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is going after an influential U.S. Islamic group, arguing it violated the federal tax code after its executive director recently called on Carson to withdraw from the race following his controversial remarks about Muslims. The retired neurosurgeon started a petition on Thursday asking supporters to encourage the Internal Revenue Service to take away the Council on Islamic-American Relations’ tax exempt status.
  • Netanyahu Says Ties With Russia Good, Doesn't Join Criticism of Syria Attacks

    10/04/2015 9:02:16 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 39 replies ^ | October 04, 2015
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that he unsure how Russia's recent military intervention in Syria will affect the situation there, but insisted that Jerusalem and Moscow were on good terms. "We don't want to go back to the days when, you know, Russia and Israel were in an adversarial position," said Netanyahu in an interview recorded for broadcast on Sunday on "CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS. "I think we've changed the relationship. And it's, on the whole, good." Russia bombed the Islamic State group's Syrian stronghold Saturday and vowed to press its aerial campaign despite criticism from Washington and...
  • ISIS Militants Blow up Ancient Arch of Triumph in Palmyra

    10/04/2015 6:39:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 56 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/4/15
    Islamic State militants have blown up the Arch of Triumph, a major monument in the 2,000-year-old Roman city of Palmyra, Syria's antiquities chief said on Sunday, after they destroyed two ancient temples at the central Syrian site in recent months. Maamoun Abdulkarim told Reuters that sources in Palmyra had confirmed that the Arch of Triumph, a jewel in the exquisite collection of ruins in the oasis city, had been blown up.Islamic State militants have blown up temples at the Roman-era UNESCO World Heritage site, which it has controlled since capturing Palmyra from Syrian government forces in May and mined other...
  • Bernie Sanders Supports U.S. Arming Rebels To Overthrow Syrian President Assad, Opposes No-Fly Zone

    10/04/2015 9:04:49 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    HNGN ^ | 10/4/15 | Taylor Tyler
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders said Saturday that he supports the U.S.'s continued arming and funding of so-called moderate rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but contrasted himself with front-runner Hillary Clinton by opposing the establishment of a unilateral American no-fly zone in the country. -snip- No-fly zones have also been proposed recently by Republican presidential candidates Carly Fiorina, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
  • Kasich calls for Syria no-fly zones, warns Russia to comply

    10/04/2015 3:48:42 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    AP Yahoo ^ | 10/2/15 | RIK STEVENS
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Friday the United States should establish no-fly zones and sanctuaries along Syria's border with Jordan and Turkey, and warn aggressors, specifically Russian President Vladimir Putin, that they violate those buffers at their own risk. Campaigning in New Hampshire, the Republican presidential hopeful said the U.S. must send a message that military retaliation is a guarantee, not an idle threat, if conditions are not met. "You enter that no-fly zone, you enter at your own peril," Kasich said. "No more red lines, no more looking the other way. If any hostile aircraft should enter that, there...
  • The (too many) hats of Huma Abedin: A tale of Clintonworld

    10/04/2015 10:08:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 10-3-15 | Post Editorial Board
    That Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin had her fingers in multiple financial pots — even while still high up in the State Department — is no secret. But the full extent of Abedin’s blurring of roles is coming to light. This summer, The Washington Post revealed that, at one point, Abedin — unusually granted “special government employee” status — was getting paid four different ways: from the taxpayers for her State work, from the Clinton Foundation, as political adviser to Hillary and by the Clinton-allied firm Teneo Holdings. The Washington Times reported last week how Huma’s hats came together in...
  • Gulf states plan military response as Putin raises the stakes in Syria

    10/04/2015 2:56:27 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 44 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | 10-3-2015 | Emma Graham-Harrison and Saeed Kamali Dehghan
    Russian fighter jets launched from a new airbase in Syria have persuaded western critics to mute their demands for the removal of President Bashar al-Assad, but another group of his opponents sees Moscow’s intervention as more provocative than decisive. Regional powers have quietly, but effectively, channelled funds, weapons and other support to rebel groups making the biggest inroads against the forces from Damascus. In doing so, they are investing heavily in a conflict which they see as part of a wider regional struggle for influence with bitter rival Iran. In a week when Russia made dozens of bombing raids, those...
  • Donald trump Meet The Press FULL Interview 10/4/2015

    10/04/2015 9:03:17 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 56 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10-4-2015 | Meet The Press
    Published on Oct 4, 2015 In the full "Meet the Press" interview Donald Trump talks Syria, Russia and when he would consider getting out of the race. Trump's tells chuck todd his view on if Gadhafi and Hussein were still in power and if Assad were stronger, the Middle East would be more stable. Donald Trump: 'Guns or No Guns, It Doesn't Matter' Donald Trump responds to President Obama's comments about the mass shooting in Oregon and points the finger at the problem of mental health. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, when asked if he believes the Middle East would...
  • Qaddafi Warns France: If I Go Down, You Will Be Flooded With "Millions Of Blacks" (2011)

    10/04/2015 12:24:12 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 51 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 7, 2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    Qaddafi's latest gambit: Convince the European public that they really want him to stick around, with all the stability that entails. "There are millions of blacks who could come to the Mediterranean to cross to France and Italy, and Libya plays a role in security in the Mediterranean."