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  • Russian foreign ministry urges nationals in Turkey to return home

    11/26/2015 8:08:51 AM PST · by Lera · 21 replies
    Russia's foreign ministry on Thursday urged nationals currently in Turkey to return home after tensions with Ankara soared over the downing of a Russian warplane. "In connection with the existing terrorist threats on Turkish territory, we once again recommend that Russian citizens refrain from visiting Turkey, and recommend that Russians who are there for personal purposes return home," the foreign ministry said in a statement. The statement follows recent calls by Moscow for Russians not to travel to Turkey.
  • Russian rescue helicopter 'shot down by Syrian rebels'

    11/24/2015 10:16:15 AM PST · by islander-11 · 10 replies ^ | 11/24/15 | Anthony Bond
    A Russian rescue helicopter has been shot down by Syrian rebels while searching for pilots missing after Turkey downed a Russian jet. The helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing in a government-held area in Syria's Latakia province. A Syrian insurgent group, which uses U.S. Tow missiles, said its fighters hit the helicopter with an anti-tank missile. Video footage has emerged online appearing to show the helicopter after it crashed in dense woodland. Plumes of smoke can be seen coming from the aircraft.
  • American forces to arrive in Syria 'very soon'

    11/22/2015 10:07:15 PM PST · by Mr. M.J.B. · 34 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/23/2015 | Staff
    Dozens of American special operations forces will arrive in Syria "very soon," as promised by President Barack Obama's administration, a senior official said Sunday.
  • US Congresswoman Introduces Bill To Stop "Illegal" War On Assad; Says CIA Ops Must Stop

    11/21/2015 4:41:30 PM PST · by amorphous · 54 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 21 Nov 2015 | Tyler
    Last month, US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard went on CNN and laid bare Washington’s Syria strategy. In a remarkably candid interview with Wolf Blitzer, Gabbard calls Washington’s effort to oust Assad "counterproductive” and “illegal" before taking it a step further and accusing the CIA of arming the very same terrorists who The White House insists are "sworn enemies." In short, Gabbard all but tells the American public that the government is lying to them and may end up inadvertently starting "World War III."
  • King Of Jordan: "We Are Facing A Third World War"

    11/17/2015 3:13:50 PM PST · by Biggirl · 70 replies ^ | November 17, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday at a news conference in Kosovo’s capital city Priština, King Abdullah of Jordan declared the planet was in the midst of a Third World War.
  • Pope Francis: Paris Attacks Part of a “Piecemeal Third World War”

    11/14/2015 1:16:01 PM PST · by NYer · 46 replies
    Aletelia ^ | November 14, 2015 | DIANE MONTAGNA
    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Saturday called the Paris terror attacks "a piece" of a "piecemeal Third World War," and said he is praying for the families of the victims and the entire French people.In a telephone interview at noon Rome-time with the Italian Bishops Conference official television network TV2000, the pope said he is "moved and saddened" by the carnage of Friday’s attacks in Paris."I am moved and saddened. And I don’t understand, but these things are difficult to understand; they are carried out by human beings," he said. "I am moved, saddened, and I am praying. I am very close...
  • Iran Will Receive Russian S-300 Missile System By Year-End: Dehqan

    11/10/2015 12:01:42 PM PST · by Strategy · 14 replies
    Iran Daily ^ | November 10, 2015
    Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan says the country will take delivery of Russian-made S-300 surface-to-air missile defense system by the end of the year. Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Tuesday, the Iranian minister added that the "executive stage" of the agreement for the delivery of the missile system is over, adding that Iran will receive a "major part" of the shipment in less than two months. "We have concluded a contract with the Russian side and it has also been signed," Dehqan said in response to a question about an earlier report on an agreement between Tehran...
  • China Tests Anti-Satellite Missile

    11/09/2015 11:58:39 AM PST · by McGruff · 52 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11/9/2015 | Bill Gertz
    China recently conducted a flight test of a new missile capable of knocking out U.S. satellites as part of Beijing's growing space warfare arsenal. The test of a Dong Neng-3 exoatmospheric vehicle was carried out Oct. 30 from China's Korla Missile Test Complex in western China, said two defense officials familiar with reports of the test. A Chinese press report also provided details of what was said to be a missile defense interceptor flight test carried out Nov. 1. Photos of the missile's contrails were posted online.
  • "Word On The Street" US SPEC Ops Firefight Russians In Syria "Unconfirmed"

    11/06/2015 7:31:38 AM PST · by George Varnum · 66 replies
    You Tube ^ | Nov 5 2015 | Pastor Paul Begley
    WHAAATTT??!!!! Are you SEEEEERIOUS??!!!
  • Merkel threatens WAR if countries oppose Muslim invasion and close borders

    11/05/2015 5:14:56 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 132 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 11/4/2015 | Pamela Geller
    A protestor holds a poster showing German Chancellor Angela Merkel wearing a head scarf in front of the Reichtstags building with a crescent on top and the writing 'Mrs Merkel here is the people' during a rally of the group Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West, or PEGIDA, in Dresden, Germany. Der Chancellor Merkel is warning of war to those countries that do not lay down and surrender to the Muslim invasion. Ironically, Merkel invoked the Balkan wars in the 90s, in which the US (Clinton) and NATO took the wrong side. Referencing the bloody conflicts in...
  • Inside the Pentagon’s Fight Over Russia

    11/03/2015 12:34:19 PM PST · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/2/15 | Mark Perry
    For those villagers eagerly snapping pictures on the side of a road in the Czech Republic in late September, the appearance of the line of U.S. “Stryker” armored fighting vehicles must have seemed more like a parade than a large-scale military operation. “We are demonstrating operational freedom of maneuver across Eastern Europe,” Col. John V. Meyer III told a reporter. But not everyone is convinced. “This Stryker parade won’t fool anyone in Moscow,” says retired Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor. “The Russians don’t do many things well, but they have been subverting, destabilizing, invading and conquering their neighbors since Peter the...
  • Will Obama Create World War 3? [Video]

    11/01/2015 1:36:48 PM PST · by Randall_S · 23 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | November 1, 2015 | USA Transnational Report
    Whether it's a worldwide conflict or a relatively contained regional conflict, the parallels between today and the 1930s and 1940s are hard to miss Most people spend Halloween dressed up and trying to find or create some fright. Instead, I watched the 1942 war documentary Prelude to War, directed by the legendary Frank Capra. Considering what is going on in the world today, and all the parallels between then and now, it was scary enough. As you watch the movie (52 minutes), think about our challenges today. While watching Capra's propaganda masterpiece, consider some of the parallels between their...
  • Stunning warning: War coming to Europe

    10/31/2015 6:17:27 PM PDT · by amorphous · 141 replies
    WND ^ | 31 Oct 2015
    With millions of Muslim migrants pouring into Europe, some experts are warning the continent faces a future of revolution, civil war or surrender to Islamic rule. Author, WND columnist and anti-Shariah campaigner Pamela Geller thinks it is already too late. Asked if she thought it would come to civil war in Europe, Geller told WND, “Yes, I do.” She’s not alone. “If the European political establishment maintains its stranglehold on power, it seems unavoidable that Islam will continue to build a political presence that will ultimately lead to Muslim uprisings and a European reaction outside of accepted political channels,” said...

    10/11/2015 9:36:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/10/15 | NEIL MUNRO
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has declared in a little-noticed TV interview that the United States should go to war against Russia, merely to block a flood of Muslim immigrants that can otherwise be stopped by a few European border guards. Rubio wants to create a No Fly zone over Syria to prevent the Syrian air force from bombing rebel and civilian targets. Any Russian sortie into the no-fly-zone would be no different than any other adversary, Rubio said Oct. 5 in a CNBC interview. His urge to shoot down Russian aircraft is a sharp break in the nations national security...
  • Will The Discovery Of Huge Amounts Of Oil In Israel Lead To War In The Middle East?

    10/10/2015 11:14:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    End of the American Dream ^ | 10/10/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Billions of barrels of oil have been discovered in Israel, and this discovery could essentially make Israel energy independent for many decades to come. But there is just one problem. This discovery was made in the Golan Heights. If you are not familiar with the Golan Heights, it is an area that Israel took from Syria during the Six-Day War of 1967. The government of Israel considers the Golan Heights to now be part of Israeli territory, but the United Nations does not recognize Israel’s claim. Instead, the UN still recognizes Syrian sovereignty over that area. So now that massive...
  • Turkeys Islamists betrayed Uyghurs, damaged ties with China

    10/05/2015 4:19:17 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Today's Zaman ^ | April 13, 2015
    April 13, 2015, Monday Turkey’s Islamists betrayed Uyghurs, damaged ties with China Turkey's relations with China that were upgraded to a strategic partnership in 2010 were dealt a significant blow a year later when increasingly assertive political Islamists in the Turkish government started playing a game of proxies with the Uyghurs of Chinese nationality as part of their short-sighted vision of a regime change in their southern neighbor, Syria. This sudden turn of policy with respect to China's Xinjiang region, shaped at the highest level of the government with chief Islamist Recep Tayyip Erdoğan setting the bar, has been a...
  • Syria: Chinese Uyghurs Killing Russian Spies According to Turkey's Plan

    10/04/2015 12:22:26 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Reason ^ | October 3, 2015 | Charles Paul Freund
    Syria: Chinese Uyghurs Killing Russian Spies According to Turkey's Plan It's a Zionist conspiracy, of course Charles Paul Freund | October 3, 2015 So while enormous numbers of Syrian refugees are attempting to get out of the Middle East and into Europe, what is happening in the empty villages they have left behind? According to Al Mayadeen, a Beirut-based satellite news service, at least some of the abandoned villages in northern Syria are filling up with the families of Muslim Chinese Uyghurs. These Uyghurs, claims the report, are entering the country along with their wives and children to fight alongside...
  • Turkey to Buy Chinese Missile Defence System

    04/22/2015 1:57:10 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 14 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | April 22, 2015 | Teddy Ng & Reuters in Istandbul
    [This is from the International Edition of SCMP] China has won the bid to co-produce a multibillion ($3Billion) long-range air and missile defence system in Turkey, in what is its largest and most advanced arms sales to a NATO country. The Turkish defence minister announced the decision to approve the US$3 billion bid by China Precision Machinery Import and Export Corp, rejecting rival offers from Russian, US and European firms. The winning Chinese FD-2000 system beat the Patriot, the Russian S-400 and the French-Italian Eurosam Samp-T, it was announced on Thursday. [snip]
  • China seen behind Japan's failed Turkey arms deal

    08/11/2014 11:53:15 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | August 3, 2014 | TETSUSHI TAKAHASHI
    TOKYO -- Nearly three months after lifting its long-standing arms embargo, Japan recently approved plans to supply missile parts to the U.S. and conduct joint military research with a British company. Behind the scenes, however, there was a deal that fell through. Under new guidelines governing the transfer of defense equipment and technology, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on July 17 convened the National Security Council to look into two applications submitted by private companies. One was Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' request for permission to export seeker gyros used in Patriot surface-to-air missiles to the U.S. The other involved Mitsubishi Electric, which...
  • Turkeys Decision a Wake-Up Call for U.S. Missile Defense Suppliers

    10/29/2013 10:22:32 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    National Defense Blogs ^ | 10/29/2013 | Sandra I. Erwin
    U.S. antimissile systems have been the gold standard for decades, and American firms have sought to capitalize on that prestige as they court customers in the Pacific Rim and the Middle East. So it came as a shock that Turkey, which hosts a U.S.-made radar as part of a larger NATO missile shield selected a Chinese company to build a national defense system. The decision, two years in the making, appears to have been based not on technical merits, but on fire sale prices and economic benefits that the Chinese were able to offer to the Turks, said Mike...
  • China's Mideast clout growing amid Turkey missile deal

    10/30/2013 7:07:26 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 1 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/16/2013 | Jerusalem Post
    LONDON - China's likely sale of sophisticated missiles to Turkey over the objections of its NATO allies might have angered Washington and other capitals, but it should not have been a surprise. Even as the US has spent billions of dollars and lost hundreds of lives in Iraq and Afghanistan, Beijing has been quietly upping its presence in the Middle East. Militarily, the US - which maintains a permanent aircraft carrier presence near the Gulf as well as dozens of other warships and major bases in Turkey, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates - is by far the dominant regional...
  • Chinas buying of German firm risk for Turkish UAV

    09/16/2013 10:00:38 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | September/17/2013 | Burak BEKDİL
    China’s buying of German firm risk for Turkish UAV Burak BEKDİL Chinese Avic’s acquisition of German Thielert, leaves the first Turkishmade drone, the Anka, without an engine. Turkish officials are worried that buying of Thielert, engines supplier of Anka, may delay the project It looked entirely like any other business takeover between the Chinese and Germans with no relevance to Turkey. But the news that a Chinese group had acquired the troubled German maker of aircraft engines means Turkey must now find a new engine supplier for its first indigenous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the Anka. Turkish officials and the...
  • The Superpower Behind the Turkish Protests

    06/05/2013 7:37:40 PM PDT · by cunning_fish · 12 replies
    Johngaltfla ^ | June 4, 2013 | John Galt
    To understand the rage and news from Turkey and the alleged Turkish Spring being promoted by some websites and commentators, one has to have a deep understanding of the friends and enemies the nation of Turkey has acquired in eighty plus years of independence and Westernization thanks to Mustafa Kemal Atatrk. In the West, the British still resent the Turks for their unwillingness to take up arms against the Nazis in World War II. Believe it or not, some Germans hold the same animosity because a Turkish alliance with Nazi Germany would have crushed the Allies in Europe and the...
  • China, Turkey conduct second major exercise

    11/12/2010 8:47:52 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies · 1+ views
    World Tribune ^ | 11/12/2010 | Eorld Tribune
    China and Turkey have conducted another military exercise.Sources said China has sent army special operations forces for an exercise in Turkey. They said the exercise in early November lasted a week at the commando school in Turkey. "This was an exercise planned nearly a year ago," a Turkish source said. This marked the second major military exercise between China and Turkey in as many months. In October, the two countries, in the first such mission with a NATO member, participated in a combat air exercise called Anatolian Eagle
  • NATO warns Turkey against buying Chinese, Russian air defense systems

    07/26/2011 8:17:51 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Hrriyet Daily News ^ | July 25, 2011 | MİT ENGİNSOY
    NATO warns Turkey against buying Chinese, Russian air defense systems ÜMİT ENGİNSOY ANKARA- Hürriyet Daily News Monday, July 25, 2011 NATO may avoid sharing ballistic missiles intelligence with Turkey if the nation decides to buy Chinese or Russian systems for its missile defense program Ankara would have to operate without NATO’s intelligence information on incoming ballistic missiles if it chooses to buy Chinese or Russian systems for its national air and missile defense program, officials of the Western alliance have warned Turkey. Participating in the ongoing competition to win Turkey’s national air and missile contract are the U.S. partnership between...
  • New Russian Missiles Aid China, Iran -- May Spark New Arms Race

    02/24/2007 9:34:27 PM PST · by Fennie · 16 replies · 1,197+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Monday, Feb. 12, 2001 | Charles R. Smith
    While U.S. weapons development stalled almost completely during the 1990s - both Russia and China have continued to field a new generation of missiles for which the west has no equal nor defense. A popular new weapon is the Russian long range air-to-air Vympel R-77 missile, NATO code named AA-12 Adder. The R-77 is designed to destroy other aircraft beyond visual range and reported to be equal to or better than the U.S. made AIM-120 AMRAAM missile...
  • Moscow plans main oil hubs in Turkey and Israel

    11/19/2005 9:06:32 AM PST · by Alex Marko · 13 replies · 438+ views
    Moscow plans main hubs in Turkey and Israel for Russian and Azerbaijani oil and gas exports to southern Europe and China November 18, 2005, 1:55 PM (GMT+02:00) Russian president Vladimir Putin discussed the plan with Turkish prime minister Tayyep Erdogan and Silvio Berlusconi of Italy at the inauguration Thursday of the Blue Stream pipeline network laid on the Black Sea bed by the Russian Gazprom and Italian Eni oil giants. Putin spoke of extending this pipe network to the Turkish Mediterranean port of Ceyhan. A new underwater branch would then be built to connect Ceyhan with Israels Ashkelon oil port,...
  • Joint ventures likely in arms production: China, Ukraine, Turkey contacted

    07/10/2005 9:22:22 AM PDT · by jb6 · 1 replies · 246+ views
    Dawn ^ | July 9: | Ihtasham ul Haque
    ISLAMABAD, July 9: Pakistan has decided to enter into joint ventures with China, Ukraine and Turkey to further increase its quality defence production. Informed sources told Dawn here on Saturday that Pakistan had reached an initial understanding with the three countries to start joint production of different kinds of weapons. Pakistan was looking for credible defence partners not only to further strengthen its military capabilities but also to boost its exports. Currently, the sources said, Pakistan was exporting quality arms and ammunitions to around 50 countries, including the developed countries like the United States, Germany and New Zealand. In this...

    03/25/2003 9:46:36 PM PST · by pkpjamestown · 17 replies · 1,228+ views
    ( KWIC Dec.17 Toronto ) The source from the Turkish state-owned Roketsan Co. has recently indicated to the public that fifty experts of rocket technology were sent to Roketsan Co. by China National Precision Machinery Import and Export Corporation in November. They initially plan to stay there for at least half a year to help Turkey develop the WS1 rocket weapon system and to transfer the Chinese manufacturing technology to Turkey. According to the Headquarters of the General Staff of the Turkish army, Turkey has decided to establish a special military unit on the border and along the coast of...
  • $2 gas will be back after Iran nuclear deal

    07/31/2015 10:32:58 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 52 replies
    CNN Money ^ | July 14 2015 | Chris Isidore
    U.S. drivers can look forward to $2 gas later this year, thanks in part to the Iran nuclear deal announced Tuesday. Gas may only dip a few cents when the Iranian oil first starts to flow again, but by September drivers could see big savings. "Once we get past Labor Day, we should see gas falling by 10 to 15 cents a month," said Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst with the Oil Price Information Service. "By December a lot of places are going to see gasoline at $2 or less." Iran hasn't been able to sell oil to the United...
  • China Joining Russia In Syria Brings Risks Of World War

    10/10/2015 6:23:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    IBD ^ | 10/10/2015
    American Decline: Chinese forces head to Syria to join with Russia in filling Obama's power vacuum and purportedly fight the Islamic State. A false move involving NATO member Turkey could mean world war. Russian and Chinese military sources now confirm that Chinese warships are en route to the Middle East to get in on some of the action of humiliating the U.S. In just a week and a half, Moscow has upended the dynamics of power in the Mideast by taking on the role that President Obama relinquished: acting like a superpower in a regional conflict that has implications extending...
  • The Middle East in 2015 Is a Lot Like Europe in 1914

    10/09/2015 9:12:59 PM PDT · by traumer · 6 replies
    Watching the events cascading in Syria makes it eerily easy to see how the political elites of 1914 stumbled into World War I while believing they were pursuing a sensible set of national interests. The parallels are far from precise. The alliances bonding the players in todays Middle East arent as interlocking as those in early 20th-century Europe. The war-mobilizing machinery isnt as rigid. And, of course, todays leaders have the precautionary example of World War I to rivet their attention: They know the pitfalls of escalation and the tragic consequences of unbounded warfarethough people dont always heed the lessons...
  • NATO chief says prepared to send troops to defend Turkey [New title/text at URL]

    10/08/2015 2:49:56 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 52 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 8, 2015 | Robin Emmott
    <p>NATO said it was prepared to send troops to Turkey to defend its ally after violations of Turkish airspace by Russian jets bombing Syria and Britain scolded Moscow for escalating a civil war that has already killed 250,000 people.</p> <p>Officials at the U.S.-led alliance are still smarting from Russia's weekend incursions into Turkey's airspace near northern Syria and NATO defense ministers are meeting in Brussels with the agenda likely to be dominated by the Syria crisis.</p>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Russian jets 'intercept' US predator drones over Syria, officials say

    10/08/2015 12:14:20 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 10 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2015 October 07 | Lucas Tomlinson, Jennifer Griffin
    Russian fighter jets shadowed U.S. predator drones on at least three separate occasions high above Syria since the start of Russia's air campaign last week, according to two U.S. officials briefed on this latest intelligence from the region. Meanwhile, U.S. Navy Captain Jeff Davis told reporters a U.S. aircraft flying over Syria had to be rerouted to avoid a Russian fighter jet at least once. "We have taken action to maintain safe separation," Davis said, adding that the U.S. aircraft "changed path a little bit." He did not disclose which type of U.S. aircraft was involved. U.S. officials tell Fox...
  • Hollande warns of total war if MidEast conflict not solved

    10/07/2015 1:08:56 PM PDT · by traumer · 16 replies
    Europe must live up to the challenge of an upheaval that has forced hundreds of thousands of refugees to flee Syria, where everyone including Iran, Russia and the West must seek a political solution, French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday. Speaking alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Hollande said the risk of failure was "total war" and that Europe, if slow to grasp the scale of the refugee exodus, had now made a start. As for Syria, Hollande reiterated the Paris line that any solution for Syria had to be based on...
  • Fiorina outlines hawkish policies on Iran, Russia (US-enforced no-fly zone in Syria)

    10/07/2015 9:39:14 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Concord Monitor ^ | 10/7/15 | MEGAN DOYLE
    Should Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina win the Oval Office, she wouldnt be making any calls to her counterpart in Russia. I wouldnt speak to Vladmir Putin, Fiorina said. She would, however, rebuild a missile defense program in Poland and conduct military exercises in the Baltic States. I would guarantee you that after four or five or six months of that kind of behavior, Vladmir Putin will speak differently with the United States of America, she said. Its how people behave. Hes a bully. Fiorina, the only woman seeking the GOP nomination, is the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard. She ran...
  • US Should Attempt To Disarm Russians In Syria: Brzezinski

    10/06/2015 8:16:46 AM PDT · by Fennie · 83 replies
    Press TV ^ | October 6, 2015
    US foreign policy expert Zbigniew Brzezinski says the United States should retaliate if Russia does not stop bombing its assets in Syria. Brzezinski, the national security advisor for former President Jimmy Carter, advised President Barack Obama to attempt to disarm the Russians if they keep attacking the CIA-trained militants in Syria. "The Russian naval and air presences in Syria are vulnerable, isolated geographically from their homeland," Brzezinski wrote in an article published by the Financial Times on Sunday. "They could be 'disarmed' if they persist in provoking the US."
  • 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...
  • Saudi Clerics Call for Jihad Against Syrian Government, Russia, Iran

    10/05/2015 9:17:01 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | 10/5/15 | Reuters
    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 airstrikes against Syrian opposition targets that it describes as aimed at weakening the jihadist Islamic State group, a move Riyadh has...
  • 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.
  • Bipartisan push grows for no-fly zones in Syria (RATS join Fiorina, McCain, McCarthy, Kasich)

    10/04/2015 4:33:51 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/4/15 | Kristina Wong
    A growing number of Democrats are joining GOP voices in calling for a no-fly zone or a safe zone in Syria where civilians and opposition fighters can go without fear of attack a step the Obama administration does not back. The calls come after the spectacle of millions of desperate Syrian refugees fleeing to Europe, and an increasing sense that the Pentagon's program to train moderate rebels is failing. They continued even after Russian aircraft entered Syrian airspace this week to go after groups fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad, including rebels backed by the U.S. Former Secretary of State...
  • Clueless Carly Fiorina Would Create A NO-FLY Zone To Protect Non-ISIS Terrorist Groups Who Are

    10/04/2015 4:13:19 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 10/4/15 | Walid Shoebat
    Clueless Carly Fiorina Would Create A NO-FLY Zone To Protect Non-ISIS Terrorist Groups Who Are Slaughtering Christians In Syria. Carly Fiorina says she would consider shooting down Russian fighter jets if necessarythe same Russian fighter jets that are trying to protect Assad, the Syrian leader who has kept his Christian population safe from Muslim terrorists all these yearsuntil ISIS and the Obama-backed Free Syrian Rebels started trying to take him down. These non-ISIS rebels whom Carly Fiorina calls allies are actually al-Qaeda linked groups like al-Nusra, or the now virtually defunct Free Syrian Army, down to 5 or 6 fighters,...
  • Gulf states plan military response as Putin raises the stakes in Syria

    10/04/2015 5:10:35 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 60 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 4, 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 Moscows 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...
  • Did Russia Just Touch Off WW3 ?

    09/30/2015 4:14:04 PM PDT · by knarf · 207 replies
    various, FOX ^ | September 30, 2015 | knarf
    I'm FOX challenged but today I had live feeds all over the place because of the Senate vote. Tonight, I'm now listening to a report that Putin has bombed the middle east and no one seems to know what is going on
  • US politicians offer neither consensus nor solutions on Syria (Carly, Jeb, Kasich want No-Fly Zone)

    10/03/2015 6:54:02 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Guardian ^ | 10/3/15 | Lucia Graves
    For years, Republicans have criticised Barack Obama for not doing more to stop the brutalities carried out by Syrian President Bashar al-Assads regime and to fight Isis. But what they think Obama should do and what the long-term solution might be remained hazy. -snip- Republican rising star Carly Fiorina had already called on the US to enforce a no-fly zone in Syria to protect US-backed rebel fighters, as had Jeb Bush in unequivocal terms. On Friday, another Republican presidential contender joined their camp: You enter that no-fly zone, you enter at your own peril, said Governor John Kasich. No more...
  • Gov. John Kasich urges no-fly zones, troops for Syria

    10/03/2015 7:02:57 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 10/2/15 | Jessica Wehrman
    Saying the U.S. needs to provide moral leadership, Ohio Gov. John Kasich called on Friday for the establishment of no-fly zones in Syria and again recommended a coalition of ground troops in that nation. At a news conference in New Hampshire, Kasich said he is worried that Russias decision to drop bombs in Syria will exacerbate that nations troubles. No-fly zones, he said, are needed to prevent casualties and more refugees. 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...
  • Clinton and Fiorina push no-fly zone for Syria. Really?

    10/02/2015 11:31:37 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 10/2/15 | Peter Grier
    Both the Democratic front-runner and the Republican rising star think the US should declare and enforce a no-fly zone in Syria. Military experts say it could set up a showdown with Russia that would be best to avoid. Heres a surprise Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and Republican rising star Carly Fiorina agree on something big. Both think the US should declare and enforce a no-fly zone in Syria to protect civilians and US-backed rebel fighters. Former Secretary of State Clintons pronouncement on this emphasized its humanitarian aspects. I personally would be advocating now for a no-fly zone and humanitarian...
  • OSCE says spots deadly Russian rocket system in Ukraine for first time

    10/02/2015 4:33:12 AM PDT · by ETL · 25 replies
    Reuters, via Yahoo News ^ | Oct 2, 2015 | Anton Zverev
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - International monitors say they have spotted a new kind of Russian weapons system in rebel-held Ukraine this week, possible evidence of Moscow's continued interest in Ukraine even as it focuses on Syria. The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, which is monitoring a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, reported that its monitors had seen a mobile TOS-1 'Buratino' weapons system for the first time. The Buratino is equipped with thermobaric warheads which spread a flammable liquid around a target and then ignite it. It can destroy several city blocks in one strike and cause indiscriminate damage. Only...
  • U.S., allies demand Russia halt Syria strikes outside IS areas

    10/02/2015 9:17:45 AM PDT · by ETL · 147 replies
    Reuters, via Yahoo News ^ | Oct 2, 2015 | Tom Perry and Lidia Kelly
    BEIRUT/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia bombed Syria for a third day on Friday, mainly hitting areas held by rival insurgent groups rather than the Islamic State fighters it said it was targeting and drawing an increasingly angry response from the West. The U.S.-led coalition that is waging its own air war against Islamic State called on the Russians to halt strikes on targets other than Islamic State. "We call on the Russian Federation to immediately cease its attacks on the Syrian opposition and civilians and to focus its efforts on fighting ISIL," said the coalition, which includes the United States, major...
  • Republican candidate Kasich to call for no-fly zones in Syria (Joins Fiorina against Russia)

    10/02/2015 4:52:51 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Reuters Yahoo ^ | 10/2/15 | Erin McPike
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate John Kasich on Friday morning will advocate for certain areas of Syria to be designated as sanctuaries from violence for civilians and made no-fly zones given Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent decision to target Islamic State there with air strikes. According to a statement provided to Reuters, the Ohio governor will say: "Russia's recent military build-up and intervention in Syria are neither intended to defeat ISIS nor to relieve the suffering of Syrian refugees. Mr. Putin's real goals are quite different: to take military action to rescue Assad's criminal government from its death and to strengthen...