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.
Washington’s impulsive use of power is a danger to America and to the world. Arrogant Washington politicians and crazed neoconservatives are screaming that the US must shoot down Russian aircraft that are operating against the US-supplied forces that have brought death and destruction to Syria, unleashing millions of refugees on Europe, in Washington’s effort to overthrow the Syrian government.
Russian warplanes hit 27 terrorist targets in the course of 22 sorties carried out in Syria overnight, the Defense Ministry said Thursday, adding that terrorist strongpoints and training camps were destroyed.
Around 40 percent of Islamic State infrastructure in Syria has been destroyed since Russia began its military operation in the country; Syria’s Ambassador to Russia Riad Haddad.
As the United States and its allies continue to accuse Russia of targeting militants not affiliated with the self-proclaimed Islamic State terrorist group, Moscow has pointed out the hypocritical nature of Washington’s claims, while continuing to devastate insurgent targets.
Despite the fact that Russia’s Air Force has destroyed dozens of IS installations in Syria, Western military officials – and Western media – continue to claim that the Kremlin is primarily targeting the Syrian opposition.
The Pentagon says at least one U.S. military aircraft changed its route over Syria recently to avoid coming dangerously close to Russian warplanes. U.S. aircraft are still flying attack and other missions daily over Syria, but he acknowledged that the air operations have had to be adjusted since the Russians began flying. Pentagon's interest in talking further to Russian officials about ways to avoid accidents and potential unintended conflict in the skies over Syria.
Obama personally apologized on Wednesday to the head of Doctors Without Borders for what he described as the mistaken bombing of its field hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, promising a full investigation into the episode, which took the lives of nearly two dozen doctors and patients.
Hundreds of Palestinians were injured, many shot by rubber-coated steel bullets, and three Israelis stabbed Wednesday, amid high tension after weeks of protests and clashes in the Occupied Palestinian territories. More than 271 Palestinians were wounded in the West Bank as clashes between protesters and Israeli military forces continued for a sixth straight day.
Zbigniew Brzezinski, has recently declared in an op-ed for the Financial Times that the United States should “retaliate” against Russia for its actions in Syria, even going so far as military action to do so. Brzezinski argues that the recent Russian involvement in Syria puts American credibility and global reputation at stake and suggests that such a situation is intolerable.
Syrian troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad launched a ground offensive amid Russian airstrikes in the provinces of Hama and Idlib in western Syria targeting members of the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), Wednesday. It is the first major ground fighting since Russian authorities began launching air strikes on IS militias on September 30.
French President Francois Hollande: 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 the risk of failure was "total war."
Leaders of NATO openly threatened a military response against Russian forces in Syria Tuesday, after a series of incidents involving Russian warplanes operating along the Syrian-Turkish border. A Russian spokesman said that Saturday’s accidental intrusion was being exploited for propaganda purposes.
Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu: “Four missile ships launched 26 cruise missiles at 11 targets. According to objective control data, all the targets were destroyed. No civilian objects sustained damage.
Russia has sent highly trained special forces into Syria to help prop up President Bashar Al Assad. Spetsnaz units are said to be preparing a ground assault on rebels fighting the Syrian President – most of whom are backed by the West. They have been ordered to wipe out opponents ‘by any means.’
Political commentator Pat Buchanan slammed the neocons' "berserk reaction" to Russia's military intervention in Syria, adding that John McCain and Hillary Clinton's plans to arm the rebels with Stingers and establish a no-fly zone would result in a crisis which would rapidly spin of control.
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