According to Russian missile cruiser Moskva equipped with the Fort air defense system similar to S-300 will be stationed off the coast of Syria's western province of Latakia. "We warn that every target posing a potential threat will be destroyed,” lieutenant general Sergey Rudskoy; Russian General Staff. Russia announced it will halt all military cooperation with Turkey following the attack. “All military contacts with Turkey will be suspended.”Turkish warplanes downed a Russian fighter jet near the Syrian-Turkish border.
French President Francois Hollande:“France will not intervene militarily on the ground.” “It is for the local forces to do so.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin called NATO-member Turkey's action a "stab in the back by the terrorists' accomplices" and warned of "significant consequences," and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov cancelled a visit to Turkey which had been planned for Wednesday.
FSA-aligned group claimed to have shot down a Russian search and rescue helicopter. US is waging war against Iran and Russia with but one degree of separation.
According to Turkey's letter to the United Nation's Security Council regarding its shooting down of a Russian fighter jet, the Turkish military did not know the nationality of the plane. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan defended the military's actions as being "fully in line with Turkey's rules of engagement," claimed "all efforts to avoid" the incident had been made.
Russian Su-24 military jet was shot down by a Turkish F-16 over Syrian territory while returning to Khmeimim airbase, Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed, says “analysis of the objective monitoring data” showed the downed SU-24 jet did not violate Turkish air space. President Vladimir Putin said he regards the downing of the SU-24 as “a stab in the back” by “terrorist accomplices,” adding that Turkey gets oil from Islamic State-controlled territories.
French President François Hollande and British Prime Minister David Cameron met in Paris yesterday at the Élysée Palace, as both seek to respond to the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris by escalating the war in Syria.
Turkey has taken responsibility for shooting down a Russian fighter jet near the border with neighboring Syria on Tuesday, as both Moscow and Ankara put forth conflicting narratives about what led to the incident which has sparked an emergency meeting of NATO allies and strong rebuke from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
ISIS fighters hop back and forth over the Turkish border with impunity, there are “direct dealings between Turkish officials and ranking ISIS members”, and more than $800,000,000 worth of ISIS oil has been sold in Turkey.
Military jets from France’s Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier on Monday flew their first missions over Islamic State-controlled territories in Syria and Iraq and carried out their first airstrikes. "We will intensify our strikes, we will choose targets that will do the most damage possible to the terrorist army;" French President Francois Hollande.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev: U.S. actions in the Middle East helped Islamic State to gain influence. The strengthening of Islamic State “became possible partly due to irresponsible U.S. politics” that focused on fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad instead of joining efforts to root out terrorism.
A young Palestinian man has reportedly been burned to death after a group of illegal Israeli settlers mercilessly beat him and then set fire to his car in the northern part of the occupied Palestinian territories.
French Defense Minister Jean Yves Le Drian: Russia’s stance on Syria has changed… It was dealt a serious blow by the Islamic State… Now Russia launches significant strikes against ISIL positions"Tuesday Russian Aerospace Forces intensified their campaign in Syria, launching massive airstrikes against ISIL forces.
PBS NewsHour, a daily US television news program shown on the US Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), used footage of Russian airstrikes against ISIL targets, claiming that they were US airstrikes, an Information Clearing House article revealed.
Over the last 48 hours, Russia has destroyed an Islamic State controlled oil refinery, a fleet of 500 ISIS controlled oil tankers used to smuggle oil out of Syria, and launched a massive sea-based cruise missile attack. 10 Russian warships took part in the operation. Russian air force undertook one the most massive, and complex heavy bomber missions in modern history, conducted 522 sorties, deploying more than 100 cruise missiles and 1,400 tons of bombs.
The United Nations security council has unanimously approved France's resolution to take "all necessary measures" against the Islamic State (ISIS) and urged all able member states to join in the fight.
The Islamic State terrorist group produces 40,000 - 50,000 barrels of oil per day; head of Russian Foreign Ministry’s department for new challenges and threats Ilya Rogachev. UN Security Council Resolution 2199 recognized that illegal oil trade is the main source of income for IS and obligated all States to decisively counteract it."
Russia bans food imports from Ukraine. US house of representatives passed a veto proof bill on refugees. France is calling on the UN to pass a bill to build forces to go into Syria and remove Assad. Russia is clearing out Syria and pushing the Islamic State out. US is in trouble and they are now prepping for another false flag event to get the war in Syria.
Turkish Foreign Ministry: Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov was summoned to the ministry to hear Turkey's concern over Russia's bombing very close to the border" with Turkey. Turkey has asked Russia to "immediately end its operation."
Washington has learned that threats and coercion do not work against Russia. West is moving toward drawing Russia into the Western system by offering a coalition against ISIL to bring Russia under Western influence, thus reestablishing Washington’s hegemony.
Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, having served a 30-year jail sentence in the United States, was released from a North Carolina prison on Friday. was granted parole in July. He will be required to remain in the U.S. for five years. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the release of Pollard, a former U.S. navy intelligence officer convicted of turning over classified information to Israel.
The Russian fleet in the Caspian Sea has launched 18 cruise missiles, hitting seven terrorist targets in Syria on Friday, Russian Defense Minster Sergey Shoigu. ISIS suffering huge losses as a result of the Russian offensive, Shoigu said, adding that data on the ground shows the flow of terrorists arriving in Syria has decreased, while more militants are fleeing the warzone to head north and south-west. Number of aircraft taking part in the operation has been doubled
Human Rights Watch: The United States should stop selling bombs to Saudi Arabia while the country is engaged in war on the neighboring Yemen; Saudi-led coalition’s indiscriminate air attacks that have killed hundreds of civilians in Yemen since March.
Italian Premier Matteo Renzi views Russia's push for a "grand coalition" to defeat the Islamic State terror group as "a very right proposal," said he shares Russian President Vladimir Putin's urging that what is needed to combat IS is a grand coalition of countries.
Russia’s combat aircraft based at Hmeimim have been attacking terrorist positions in Syria round the clock, day and nigh The intensity of their strikes grew noticeably over the past few days; Russia’s Aerospace Force spokesman Igor Klimov.
David Cameron should abandon his “contradictory war aims” and accept that President Bashar al-Assad must remain in power to allow his army to take the lead in defeating Islamic State forces in Syria, former chief of the defence staff Gen David Richards has said.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov: “All the forecasts made by our colleagues in the West and some other parties that the people would rise up and oust him never came true. This means one thing: Assad represents the interests of a significant part of Syrian society. So no peaceful solution can be found without his participation,
CIA Director John Brennan; Paris attacks must serve as a “wake-up call.” He demanded an end to “hand-wringing” over blanket government spying on the entire population of the US and the world carried out in the name of combating terrorism. Demands for a sharp escalation of the US military intervention in the Middle East, including calls for the dispatch of another American expeditionary force into Syria.
"When I look at the present state of things in the world, I realize that Vladimir Putin is the sole defender of Christian civilization one can rely on," Mr. Assad told French magazine Valeurs Actuelles.
There is every danger the new war drive being mounted against IS could spread beyond Syria, if the forces jointly bombing IS began bombing each other. France is committing itself, on paper at least, both to NATO's ongoing military build-up against Russia in Eastern Europe and Ukraine, and to seeking a military alliance with Moscow in Syria. Enormous danger of war in Syria, entire world.
The US and its allies are playing a dangerous game in Syria as they count on Islamic State to weaken President Bashar Assad, but at the same time don’t want the terror group to seize power in the country, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.
Just as they did in the wake of 9/11, corporate media outlets—led by cable news networks—are spreading hysteria, fueling anti-immigrant sentiment, and beating the drum for war by providing "context-free coverage of terror. The 24/7 coverage of Friday's attacks in Paris and their aftermath, marked by speculation and sensationalism.
Russia struck ISIS capital with "Caliber" cruise missiles from the submarine in the Mediterranean sea. This is the first in history practical use of such weapon.
"The entire border of northern Syria - 75 percent of it has now been shut off. And we are entering an operation with the Turks to shut off the other remaining 98 kilometers," Kerry said in an interview with CNN.
The Russian military has launched airstrikes against the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa in Syria with cruise missiles from their ships in the Mediterranean Sea.
Russian fighter jets launched airstrikes against the terrorists' positions in Lebanon near the border with Syria for the first time on Tuesday.
President Putin: “We should pursue them without any statute of limitations and should know all of them by name. We will be looking for them wherever they would try to hide. We will find them in any part of the world and punish them.”
The attacks on Paris could lead to a massive military operation of NATO in Syria. Russia’s president Putin has consequently asked the question as to who is pulling the strings. The question is related to the Russian military successes in Syria – and with the efforts of the US-Neocons and intelligence agencies to seize the opportunity to extend the war in Syria as quickly as possible.
Increased regional and global focus on the Islamic State militant group that currently holds territory in both Iraq and Syria is brewing an increasingly volatile situation that is reverberating from the heart of the Middle East to the major cities of Paris, Beirut, and Moscow, and taking center stage in the political conversations in the U.S., across Europe, and beyond.
Egyptian authorities arrested two airport staff in connection with the Metrojet plane that crashed over the Sinai last month, killing 224 people, as the head of Russia's FSB security service on Tuesday told Russian President Vladimir Putin that it's now clear a homemade explosive device brought down aircraft and that the bombing was a "terrorist" act.
French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian; "The number of French air force airstrikes on ISIL targets will grow," he added, saying that there would be 36 fighter jets in the region capable of striking IS targets once the Charles de Gaulle reaches its destination.
Russian president’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov: "Russia’s position on [Syrian President Bashar] al-Assad’s future is that no one can dictate whether Assad is to go or not. Assad’s future and the future of the Syrian government can be decided only by the Syrian people."
Russia has deployed its fleet of strategic bombers to double the volume of airstrikes on Islamist targets in Syria, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has announced. Vladimir Putin has ordered a cruiser to coordinate operations with French naval forces in the Mediterranean.
Stock prices for weapons manufacturers sharply increased just after the terrorist attacks in Paris last week. Europe, United States promised more military action in the Middle East. Billions of dollars to be made by the people who sell weapons and ammunition to countries at war.
Israeli and Zionist officials terrorist bombings in Paris, for which the ISIS took responsibility, justified Israel’s crackdown on Palestinian resistance against Jewish colonialism, especially Israel’s lebensraum policies in the West Bank. Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu: Paris bombings should make France and other countries understand Israel’s war on Palestinian terror.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and seven other former and current government officials are at risk of arrest if they set foot in Spain, after a Spanish judge effectively issued an arrest warrant for the group, their actions could see a case against them regarding the Freedom Flotilla attack of 2010.
Though the investigation into Friday’s terrorist attack in Paris has hardly begun, France’s Socialist Party (PS) government is claiming draconian police powers, planning to extend the current state of emergency for three months or more and intensify wars in the Middle East.
Putin: During the summit, “I provided examples based on our data on the financing of different Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) units by private individuals. This money, as we have established, comes from 40 countries and, there are some of the G20 members among them.”"I’ve shown our colleagues photos taken from space and from aircraft which clearly demonstrate the scale of the illegal trade in oil and petroleum products." “The motorcade of refueling vehicles stretched for dozens of kilometers, so that from a height of 4,000 to 5,000 meters they stretch beyond the horizon."
Drills planned in Paris that very day: ‘Wi which were launched simultaneously prior to preliminary report by police, news commentators and intelligence analysts on France’s network TV stated with authority attacks emanated from Syria and Iraq described without evidence as revenge against France for having bombed ISIS strongholds in Syria.
French fighter jets have pounded positions belonging to the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in its de facto capital, al-Raqqah, destroying a training camp and a command post in the northern Syrian city, France’s defense ministry says. “The first target destroyed was used by Daesh as a command post, recruitment center and arms and munitions depot. The second held a terrorist training camp.
The two leaders exchanged ideas on the conflicts in Syria and eastern Ukraine.
The United States, Russia and regional powers agreed a day earlier on the timetable of establishing a transition government in Syria and holding an election within 18 months, but failed to bridge gaps over the future of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
US-backed Kurdish forces totaling some 7,500, including the Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga as well as Syrian Kurdish Peoples Protection Units (YPG), captured the northern Iraqi city of Sinjar from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Friday.
US-created ISIS destroys Russian civilian airliner. US sends F-15s to Turkey to engage Russian jets. Oil has dropped $80 a barrel as US attacks Russia’s main export, energy. US and its European allies have imposed sanctions against Russia. US sends new nuclear weapons to Germany. US keeps dropping ammunition to Syrian rebels to better engage the Russians. Putin has been demonized as an insane mass-murderer by the free and fair press of the West. So who is threatening whom?
French government has now announced a massive air strike campaign in Syria allegedly directed at the Islamic State. France has long supported ISIS in Syria under the guise of supporting the non-existent moderate rebels.
Syrian President Bashar al Assad condemned Friday's attacks in Paris and said that such acts of terror were similar to what his people had faced in years of violent civil war.
The city of Paris was stricken by a series of terrorist attacks on Friday night. The latest reports have at least 153 dead and many more injured. Among the targets was the music venue Bataclan, where Eagles of Death Metal were performing a sold-out concert this evening. Police say terrorists took many of the concert-goers hostage, killing at least 118.
US officials say that American military commanders have decided to increase the aerial attacks to inflict the kind of damage which takes longer to fix or requires specially-ordered parts.
Putin said that Russia’s military operation in Syria was being conducted at the request of the country’s legitimate government. He emphasized that this operation was aimed at combating international terrorists and not to keep Syrian President Bashar Assad in power.
According to a flurry of reports appearing in the mainstream and independent media, Israel has struck inside Syria once again, this time near the international airport in Damascus.
US Senator Tim Kaine: when the President said Assad must go it was probably a mistake. Washington was also involved in the regime change in other Arab countries, including Iraq, Libya and Egypt. Russia and Syria have common interests in restoring stability in the country.
Breaking news in the escalation of the proxy war between the U.S and its allies against Russia and its allies. Israel has decided Wednesday morning to bomb pro-Syrian Government forces in the region that Russia is protecting.
When Russia started a military operation in Syria at the official request of the country’s President Bashar al-Assad, it had to face accusations that its campaign is primarily directed against the anti-governmental rebels and not against ISIL. Now the Russian President has every reason to deny such allegations.
A member of Russia’s parliament accused the Obama administration of essentially spending a year bombing the Syrian desert as opposed to Islamic State group targets, that American-trained “moderate rebels” had all run off to join terrorist organizations.
"Potential buyers can see how Russian military equipment works not at arms shows, but in real life. In 2014, Russia arms exports reached $15 billion. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Russia intended to increase its arms exports.
The US must prepare new deployments of ground forces to Syria as part of military operations that will continue for years to come, US Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said Tuesday at the Dubai Air Show.
A military source close to the Syrian government said on Tuesday that the army was working on securing the Kwairis air base. Reports said Syrian forces managed to break through the lines of the militants and then reached the soldiers trapped inside the military airport.
Saudi Arabia is pushing the U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee to condemn Iranian and Russian intervention in Syria. The non-binding draft resolution, prepared by Saudi Arabia and co-sponsored by Qatar and other Arab nations, the United States, Britain, France and other Western powers.
Most alarming revelation to emerge from the new Bush biography is that while Cheney had been his defence secretary, he had commissioned a study on how many tactical nuclear weapons would be needed to eliminate a division of Saddam Hussein’s Republican Guard. Apparently the answer was 17.
The world is beginning to realize that a seachange in world affairs occured on September 28 when President Putin of Russia stated in his UN speech that Russia can no longer tolerate Washington’s vicious, stupid, and failed policies that have unleashed chaos engulfing the Middle East and Europe. Two days later, Russia took over the military situation in Syria and began destruction of Islamic State forces.
Russian Aerospace Forces have conducted 137 airstrikes over the last three days, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said. Russian Aerospace Forces aircraft wiped out an ISIL depot containing 'improvised unguided rockets' in the Mgar mountain district. The militants used those weapons to shell residential areas of the Syrian capital.
Britain's security services have published a new list of what they believe pose the greatest threat to the country. International terrorism from ISIS and the threat of returning UK jihadists from Syria are among the top concerns; also concerned over Russia's increased involvement in the Middle East.
Wall Street Journal reports, the CIA and its partners have increased the flow of military supplies to rebels in northern Syria, including of U.S.-made TOW antitank missiles.
Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Major General Hassan Firouzabadi; “We are certain that the US secretary of defense’s remarks are based on wrong information and the absence of correct perception of the regional issues;”strategy maintained by the United States and Israel to perpetuate insecurity, war, in the Middle East.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fundraiser in aid of the Israeli army brought in $31 million in one night on Thursday, as some 1,200 people turned out for an annual Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) gala in California.
Australia is on the front lines of the US plans for war against China, with a new US marine base at Darwin, in northern Australia, and a host of other arrangements designed to integrate the Australian military into the US war machine.
While Russian pilots benefit either from the most advanced jets or fully refurbished and modernized warplanes, their Syrian counterparts’ planes are more basic, with some of their aircraft dating back to the 1960s,
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his spokesman – officially appointed by himself – does not speak for him. Ran Baratz, recently appointed as his new chief of “public diplomacy,” has history of insulting American officials, said US Secretary of State John Kerry’s “mental age” no more than a 12-year-old.
On Thursday, the Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh directed a blockade of American consumer goods, Press TV reports.
The Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations (UN) says the Tel Aviv regime is harvesting the organs of Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli forces in the occupied territories. Riyad Mansour said in a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday that the bodies of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces are “returned with missing corneas and other organs.
"The deployment of the battle group formed around the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle was decided to participate in operations against IS and its affiliates," the Elysee said. On Sept. 27, France launched its first air strikes against IS targets in Syria.
Over the past two days Russian planes flew 81 sorties to hit 263 terrorist targets in Syria’s eight provinces. Russia’s Sukhoi-25 planes have destroyed a warehouse in Syria’s Idlib province containing anti-tank missiles meant for the terrorist group Jabhat al Nusra; Defense Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov.
Damascus-led forces assisted by Russian military aircraft have secured control over the main highway to Aleppo essentially freeing the strategic Syrian city which had been besieged for two weeks, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported.
The Yemeni army and Ansarullah fighters conducted several retaliatory attacks against key positions in several Saudi provinces, inflicting heavy losses on the kingdom's forces.
“We have taken into account all possible threats. We have sent not only fighters, attack aircraft, bombers, and helicopters, but also missile defense systems because any sort of situation may occur; Russian Aerospace Forces Commander Viktor Bondarev.
US Senator Lindsey Graham has said the US Congress is unlikely to reach an agreement on a war authorization against Daesh (ISIL) terrorists in Syria, where “the next 9/11 is coming from.”Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Bob Corker, argued Tuesday that a new war bill was not needed.
Israel has provided the United States with a list of weapons that it would like to have available as part of the US aid package, Israel’s Yedioth Ahronoth revealed yesterday. According to the newspaper the list included a modern aircraft carrier and a squadron of F-15 aircraft as well as material assistance to support Israel’s anti-ballistic missile system, Arrow 3.
US Air Force is deploying a dozen F-15C Eagle fighter jets to Turkey. Pentagon announced deployment is to ‘ensure safety’ of America’s NATO allies, seen by some as a counter to Russia’s airstrikes in Syria. The F-15s only carry air-to-air weaponry, and their pilots train exclusively for shooting down enemy warplanes, never deployed to Afghanistan.
Bashar al-Assad remaining in power in Syria is not a principled aspect for the Russian Federation, but the change of regime in that country would be a global-scale disaster, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mariya Zakharova said Tuesday.
According to witnesses, Israeli forces used bulldozers to demolish a housing complex which contained three apartments. The Israeli forces demolished the homes with all of the families' belongings inside. Sources say the destruction has cut the supply of water and electricity to nearby houses and facilities in the neighborhood.
More than 70 Palestinians have been killed and over 2,600 injured by Israeli soldiers during the month of October alone. The senators, among whom are Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) both running for the 2016 presidential election, are backing a resolution to pressure Obama as well as the international community to show "solidarity" with Israel after the alleged attacks.
The Russian Defense Ministry has denied media reports its aircraft hit hospitals in Syria, saying the medical facilities mentioned by Western media don’t actually exist.
Turkish riot policemen and Kurdish protesters clashed in Diyarbakir late Sunday after results from the country’s snap parliamentary elections were announced, showing a victory for the Justice and Development Party (AKP).
The U.S. has decided to sell Turkey $70 million worth of “smart bombs,” a key item in a set of crucial weapon systems that Washington had been refusing to send to Ankara.
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said Saturday that Russia and Iran must agree to a date and means for Syria's President Bashar al-Assad to quit the country, and to the withdrawal of all foreign forces from Syria.
The announcement by the Obama White House that up to 50 US Special Forces troops are being deployed on the ground in Syria represents a qualitative escalation of Washington’s illegal intervention in the war-ravaged country.
Since the beginning of its operation in Syria on September 30, Russian Aerospace Forces have carried out 1,391 sorties in Syria, destroying a total of 1,623 terrorist targets, the Russian General Staff said Friday. Russian warplanes destroyed 249 Islamic State command posts, 51 training camps, and 131 depots, Andrey Kartapolov, head of the Russian General Staff Main Operations Directorate said.
A small contingent of US special forces will be sent as part of an “advise and assist” mission to the Syrian rebels fighting against Islamic State militants, Reuters reported citing unnamed US officials. Unnamed US officials told Reuters that 20-30 special forces operatives will be sent to Syria as military advisers, presumably to the US-backed rebel groups.
Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter admitted the failure of the US “train and equip” program for rebels in Syria, but instead of taking the appropriate lessons from that failure and get out of the “regime change” business, he announced the opposite. The US would not only escalate its “train and equip” program by removing the requirement that fighters be vetted for extremist ideology, US military would for the first time become directly and overtly involved in combat in Syria and Iraq.
At least 13 people have been killed in Saudi military attacks on a bus carrying the employees of a private company in Yemen’s southwestern Ta’izz Province. Saudi fighter jets have also targeted a mosque and a house in the Saqayn district of the northwestern province of Sa’ada.
The Russian Air Force has conducted 71 sorties targeting 118 terrorist targets in Syria over the past 24 hours, including an Al-Nusra Front command center, the Defense Ministry reports. The number of sorties has risen due to the increased amount of confirmed intelligence information on Islamic State
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