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Russia to Expand Syria Air Strikes against ISIS: Mission Creep or Strategy?

October 4th, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.globalresearch.ca/russia-to-expand-syria-air-strikes-against-isis-mission-creep-or-strategy/5479857

Russian Air Force jets have flown over 60 sorties, dislodged ISIL and al-Qaeda associated terrorist brigades. Iraq, Iran, Syria and Russia established a joint intelligence center in Iraqi capital Baghdad. Coordinated International Effort against Middle East Terrorism counters long-term NATO objectives to spread a string of low intensity conflicts.

Syrians View Russians as Heroes – British Journalist

October 4th, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War

Link: http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20151004/1028015116.html

Residents in the Syrian cities of Tartous and Latakia believe that Russia’s military operation against the ISIL terrorist group would bring the war in the country to an end, believe that the US is to blame for strengthening of the terrorists and their allies.

Preview Of World War III? Russia Is Putting On A Display Of Firepower That Is Shocking The World

October 4th, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War

Link: http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/preview-of-world-war-iii-russia-is-putting-on-a-display-of-firepower-that-is-shocking-the-world

Russian efficiency of their airstrikes against ISIS targets stunned many around the globe. Panic and desertion have started in ISIS. Obama administration claimed its bombing campaign in Syria a “success”, yet ISIS continued to grow stronger, gain more territory. Mainstream media in United States downplaying effectiveness of attacks. Obama administration against Russian airstrikes. Russians doing what U. S. unwilling or unable to do.

Iran-Russia-Syria-Iraq coalition must prevail: Assad

October 4th, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/10/04/431948/Iran-Iraq-Syria-Russia-Bashar-alAssad

“This coalition must succeed; otherwise we will see the destruction of the entire [Middle East] region,” Assad said in an interview with the Islamic Republic of Iran News Network, broadcast on Sunday. “We are certain that this coalition will succeed,” said the Syrian president.

Russian Air Force hits 50 ISIS targets in Syria over 3 days, sends world’s largest submarine, with 200 nukes, to Syria… Gulf states plan military response - Video

October 4th, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War

Link: http://investmentwatchblog.com/russian-air-force-hits-50-isis-targets-in-syria-over-3-days-sends-worlds-largest-submarine-with-200-nukes-to-syria-lost-the-plot-mccain-trying-to-start-world-war-3/

Russian Air Force conducted 60 flights, bombed over 50 Islamic State targets in three days, significantly reduced the terrorists’ combat capabilities. According to Russian intelligence the militants are fleeing the area, panic and defection among them. About 600 mercenaries have left trying to reach Europe.”The world’s largest submarine, with 200 nukes the Dmitri Donskoy (TK-208), has set sail for the Mediterranean and is destined for the Syrian coast.

Russian Official: U.S. Not Bombing ISIS At All… Obama Lying to the American People

October 4th, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War

Link: http://investmentwatchblog.com/russian-official-u-s-not-bombing-isis-at-all-obama-lying-to-the-american-people/

Alexei Pushkov, the head of the Russian parliament’s international affairs committee, created a firestorm today when he took to Twitter and said Barack Obama is not bombing ISIS. “The US-led coalition spent a whole year pretending they were striking ISIL targets but where are the results of these strikes?

Russia says will step up Syrian airstrikes; raids seen near Turkey border

October 4th, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War

Link: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/10/3/russia-says-will-step-up-syrian-airstrikes.html

A senior Russian military officer said the country’s jets based in western Syria had carried out more than 60 sorties in 72 hours across Syria. "We will not only continue strikes... We will also increase their intensity," said Andrei Kartapolov from the Russian army General Staff.

Russian Air Force hit 10 ISIS targets in Syria in last 24 hours – Defense Ministry (VIDEOS)

October 4th, 2015
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: https://www.rt.com/news/317590-russian-aviation-isis-targets/

Russian fighter jets have attacked 10 Islamic State targets in Syria in their latest airstrikes, destroying arms depots, training centers and infrastructure, Defense Ministry says. In the last 24 hours, Russian military aircraft have performed 20 sorties.

Russia bombs Syrian targets for 4th day as international concerns grow - video

October 4th, 2015
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/03/middleeast/syria-russia-airstrikes/

Russian forces bombed targets in Syria for a fourth day, bombed nine ISIS positions Saturday In the past 24 hours, the air force conducted 20 airstrikes near Raqqa, destroyed various militant facilities, including ammunition and oil depots, and all-terrain vehicles.

UN slams 'inexcusable' US airstrike that killed 19 at Afghan hospital

October 4th, 2015
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/10/3/nine-dead-thirty-missing-in-us-airstrike-on-afghan-hospital.html

A U.S. airstrike in the Afghan city of Kunduz hit a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Saturday, killing at least 19 people at the medical center, the medical charity said.

Pentagon thinking about shooting down Russian planes to protect CIA-backed Syrian rebels… WTF

October 4th, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War

Link: http://investmentwatchblog.com/pentagon-thinking-about-shooting-down-russian-planes-to-protect-cia-backed-syrian-rebels-wtf/

Senior U.S. military leaders and defense officials are debating whether military force should be used to protect Washington-backed Syrian rebels who have come under attack by Russian airstrikes in recent days.

US, allies blast Russia for attacking Al Qaeda in Syria

October 3rd, 2015
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/03/syri-o03.html

Washington and its allies in the war for regime change in Syria issued a condemnation of Russia’s recent airstrikes in that country, demanding that Moscow confine any military action to attacks on Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) targets.

Syria Military Review: Studying the Russian Military Operation. Video Report - Video

October 3rd, 2015
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: http://www.globalresearch.ca/syria-military-review-studying-the-russian-military-operation/5479406

Possible Russia will use Iraq’s vast airspace in the nearest future. Iraq is imperative to Russia’s fight against ISIS due to its geographical location. Russian aircraft in Syria gives the Kremlin an ability to shape and control the battlespace in both Syria and Iraq out of all proportion to the size of the Russian force.

Cold War Mentality: NATO Should Prepare for War With Russia – UK Officials

October 3rd, 2015
Categories: World, War

Link: http://sputniknews.com/military/20151004/1027984515.html

Senior British army officials urged NATO authorities to “revisit Cold War scenarios” and prepare for full-scale war in the wake of Russian achievements in the fight against ISIL militants in Syria and development of cutting-edge T-14 Armata battle tanks.

The Neoconservative Threat To World Order — Paul Craig Roberts

October 3rd, 2015
Categories: World, War, Politics

Link: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/10/03/neoconservative-threat-world-order-paul-craig-roberts-2/

In pursuit of hegemony, Washington has expanded NATO to Russia’s border, instigated “color revolutions” in former constituent parts of the Soviet Union, announced a “pivot to Asia” to encircle China, orchestrated a coup in Ukraine, demonized Putin, and imposed warlike sanctions against Russia. These reckless and irresponsible actions have brought back the risk of nuclear war.

Russian Navy Positions off Coast of Syria's Lattakia for Possible Cruise Attack on Militants

October 3rd, 2015
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940711000782

Military sources said that the Russian Navy has positioned three naval vessels off the Syrian coast of Lattakia in anticipation for their massive cruise missile assault on the militant groups that is likely to occur in the coming days.

Russian air strikes create panic among terrorists in Syria - General Staff

October 3rd, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War

Link: http://tass.ru/en/world/826063

Russian combat aircraft have carried out over 60 sorties bombing 50 facilities of the Islamic State terrorist organisation in Syria, Col Gen Andrey Kartapolov of the General Staff; managed to disrupt the terrorists’ infrastructure and to substantially degrade their combat capabilities."

6 Russian air strikes destroy ISIS bomb factory, command centers – Defense Ministry

October 2nd, 2015
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: http://www.rt.com/news/317450-russia-syria-isis-air-strikes/

Russian jets have performed 14 combats flights, conducting six pinpoint airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria on Friday, according to Russia’s Defense Ministry.

Putin: Claims Russian jets killed civilians in Syria emerged before airstrikes started

October 2nd, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.rt.com/news/317188-putin-civilian-casualties-syria/

Reports of alleged casualties among civilians caused by Russian airstrikes in Syria emerged even before Russian warplanes were launched for their first combat mission, President Vladimir Putin said, branding such reports 'information attacks.'

Putin Calls Out Washington — Paul Craig Roberts

October 2nd, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/10/02/putin-calls-washington-paul-craig-roberts/

We can no longer tolerate the state of affairs in the world.” President Vladimir Putin, stresses the legality of Russia’s intervention in Syria, which is at the request of the Syrian government. Putin has launched a revolution that will overthrow the world’s subservience to Washington.

Russia warns of Western misinformation over Syria airstrike - Video

September 30th, 2015
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/09/30/431446/Russia-Syria-Pentagon-lavrov-airstrikes

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov: "Do not listen to the Pentagon about Russian strikes, ask the Russian Defense Ministry," all information concerning Russia’s military operations in Syria had been made public at a UN Security Council ministerial meeting held earlier.

Propaganda War Begins: Russia's Syria Strikes Targeted US-Backed "Moderate" Rebels, West Says - Video

September 30th, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-09-30/propaganda-war-begins-russias-syria-strikes-targeted-us-backed-moderate-rebels-west-

Russia’s Ministry of Defense: Warplanes targeted Islamic State military hardware and weapons stores.
France said it was "curious" that Russian air strikes in Syria on Wednesday had not targeted Islamic State militants and a diplomatic source added that Moscow's action appeared aimed at supporting President Bashar al-Assad against other opposition groups in the country's civil war.

Despite Brutal Irony, US Accuses Russia of 'Pouring Gasoline on Fire' in Syria

September 30th, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/09/30/despite-brutal-irony-us-accuses-russia-pouring-gasoline-fire-syria

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter claimed Russia airstrikes were hitting areas where there were not Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) forces and charged that Moscow's bolstering of President Bashar al-Assad could backfire. That's why the Russian approach is doomed to fail." U.S. has been widely criticized for its bombing of the country.

UK government: 700 Israeli attacks on Gaza since 2014 ceasefire

September 30th, 2015
Categories: Palestine, Middle East, War

Link: http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/uk-government-700-israeli-attacks-on-gaza-since-2014-ceasefire/

Israel has opened fire on the Gaza Strip on “at least 696 occasions” since the August 2014 ceasefire, the UK government has told Parliament. The figures were provided by Tobias Ellwood, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Lavrov: Outside invasion brought Iraq and Libya to brink of extinction

September 30th, 2015
Categories: Middle East, War

Sergey Lavrov, head of the Russian Foreign Ministry, claimed that the outside invasion with the purpose of democratization turned Iraq and Libya into a chaos, and brought these countries to the brink of extinction.
Political reforms in Syria should be promoted, but not repeating the mistakes of Iraq and Libya.

Saudi Arabia calls on Assad to leave or be removed by force

September 29th, 2015
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/09/30/431310/Saudi-Arabia-Syria-Assad-Jubeir

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir made the remarks at the UN general assembly in New York on Tuesday
The Saudi foreign minister also admitted that the kingdom and other countries are already backing “moderate rebels” fighting the Damascus government but refrained from commenting on the specifics of a military option.

Putin speaks at the UN General Assembly. Full speech - Video

September 28th, 2015
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://english.pravda.ru/video/28-09-2015/132161-putin_un_general_assembly_full_speech-0/

Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, delivered a landmark speech at the 70th meeting of the UN General Assembly.

Obama Deifies American Hegemony — Paul Craig Roberts

September 28th, 2015
Categories: World, War, Politics

Link: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/09/28/obama-deifies-american-hegemony-paul-craig-roberts/

Obama: Washington’s purpose to “prevent bigger countries from imposing their will on smaller ones.” Sending 60 percent of the US fleet to bottle up China in the South China Sea was not an act of American aggression but the protection of the free flow of commerce. Obama denied US and Israel employ violence. Putin: “one should not manipulate words,”asked Obama: “Do you realize what you have done?” the West cloaks its aggression as fighting terrorism while Washington finances and encourages terrorism.

War clouds loom over UN General Assembly

September 28th, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/28/pers-s28.html

More than a quarter century of direct US military intervention in the Middle East—from the first Gulf War to the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the regime-change operation against Colonel Gaddafi in Libya in 2011—has created the greatest refugee crisis since the Second World War. The flood of refugees now pouring into Europe, as a result of the devastation inflicted upon their societies by the US, has exacerbated the centrifugal forces in the European Union, leading to threats and denunciations among member states and triggering the resurrection of borders across the continent, reinforced by barbed wire, troops and tanks.

The Human Cost of Saudi Arabia's Air War in Yemen, in Photos

September 28th, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/09/yemen-saudi-arabia-bombing-war-civilians

Saudi Arabia, backed by the United States, the United Kingdom, and a coalition of Arab nations, has been bombing Yemen for several months. Saudi Arabia claims it is targeting Houthi fighters and military installations, human rights groups and the United Nations have found the coalition's air campaign has mostly affected civilians. UN report states that 86 percent of casualties in the ongoing violence have been civilians.

Obama and Putin agree on need to counter ISIL, spar on near all else at UN -Video

September 28th, 2015
Categories: World, War, Politics

Link: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/9/28/obama-putin-spar-on-syria-world-visions-at-un.html

Putin: “We must join efforts to address the problems that all of us are facing on the basis of international law and create a genuinely broad international coalition against terrorism, enormous mistake to refuse to cooperate with the Syrian government and its armed forces who are valiantly fighting terrorism face to face.

Violence instead of democracy: Putin slams ‘policies of exceptionalism and impunity’ in UN speech - Video

September 28th, 2015
Categories: World, War, Politics

Link: http://www.rt.com/news/316804-putin-russia-unga-speech/

Russian President Vladimir Putin: The export of so-called ‘democratic’ revolutions has continued, but has unleashed poverty and violence and social disaster instead of the triumph of democracy. Aggressive foreign interference has resulted in the brazen destruction of national institutions.

Putin: Chaos of Iraq and Libya Warn Against Western Regime Change in Syria

September 28th, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/09/28/putin-chaos-iraq-and-libya-warn-against-western-regime-change-syria

Putin pointed to other destabilized countries in the region that fell into chaos after their governments were forcibly removed from power by the U.S. military and their NATO allies. Libya where all the state institutions are disintegrated. Similar situation in Iraq. "It's only the Syrian people who are entitled to decide who should govern their country and how."

Helicopter attack kills 30 civilians in Yemen village: residents, medics

September 27th, 2015
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/9/27/helicopter-attack-kills-30-civilians-in-yemen-village-residents-medics.html

Residents and medics said airstrikes by helicopters flying from Saudi Arabia killed 30 civilians in a Yemeni village on Sunday, but Saudi authorities dismissed the accounts as "totally false." Apache helicopters fired rockets at the village of Bani Zela in Hajjah province, 6 miles from the Saudi border, killing at least 25 civilians, including women and children, the residents and medics said.

At least three Israeli airstrikes hit Syrian army on Golan Heights

September 27th, 2015
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2015/09/27/431015/Syria-Israel-Golan-Heights-Syrian-Observatory-for-Human-Rights-airstrike

The Israeli military confirmed that the strikes hit two Syrian military posts, near the provincial capital of Baath City, but it said that it used artillery fire.

France carries out first airstrikes against ISIS in Syria

September 27th, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.rt.com/news/316624-france-bombs-isis-first/

France’s President Francois Hollande: six French jets destroyed an ISIS training camp in eastern Syria and warned of more airstrikes in coming weeks.

Syria Will Be Grand Diplomatic Step for Vladimir Putin

September 26th, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://sputniknews.com/politics/20150926/1027578394/russia-us-syria-assad-government.html

Putin by offering help in the fight with ISIL made himself a figure Washington cannot ignore." Russia will strengthen its influence in the Middle East, and will protect its naval base in Tartus. Moscow will support the government of Bashar Assad.

Chinese aircraft carrier docks at Tartus to support Russian-Iranian military

September 26th, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=122150

Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning-CV-16 docked at the Syrian port of Tartus, accompanied by a guided missile cruiser. This is revealed exclusively by debkafile.

China Joining Russia In Syria While Germany Prepares to Leave NATO In Advance of World War III

September 26th, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War

Link: http://investmentwatchblog.com/china-joining-russia-in-syria-while-germany-prepares-to-leave-nato-in-advance-of-world-war-iii/

China is sending some of its military in support of Russia’s effort in Syria as part of a newly forming BRICS coalition being put together to ostensibly destroy ISIS.

Obama, Putin Will Meet About Syria

September 24th, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.defenseone.com/news/2015/09/obama-and-putin-will-meet/121970/

Vladimir Putin will meet with US president Barack Obama on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting, which starts next week on Sept. 28.

As Pentagon dusts off war plans for Russia, planners can’t find one scenario in which the U.S. wins

September 24th, 2015
Categories: World, War

Link: http://www.nationalsecurity.news/2015-09-23-as-pentagon-dusts-off-war-plans-for-russia-planners-cant-find-one-scenario-in-which-the-u-s-wins.html

Pentagon officials, dust off Cold War-era plans for dealing with Moscow’s improved forces. But when war-gaming long-forgotten scenarios under today’s conditions, Defense Department planners have made a shocking discovery: The U.S. military routinely comes up on the losing end of any conflict with Russian troops.

US Special Ops Forces Have Deployed in 135 Nations

September 24th, 2015
Categories: World, War

Link: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/32947-us-special-ops-forces-have-deployed-in-135-nations

Every day America's most elite troops are carrying out missions in 80 to 90 nations. Most deployments training missions designed to tutor proxies.

248 Armed Conflicts After WW2; US Started 201 (81%), Killing 30 Million so Far

September 24th, 2015
Categories: World, War

Russia’s False Hopes — Paul Craig Roberts

September 23rd, 2015
Categories: World, War, Politics

Link: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/09/23/russias-false-hopes-paul-craig-roberts/

Russia miscalculated that diplomacy could solve the crisis that Washington created in Ukraine and placed its hopes on the Minsk Agreement, which has no Western support. Diplomacy cannot succeed when only one side believes in diplomacy and the other side believes in force. For the neoconservatives, Armageddon is a tolerable risk to achieve the goal of American World Hegemony.

Russia Threatens To Deploy Ballistic Missiles In Retaliation For US Nuclear Escalation - Video

September 23rd, 2015
Categories: News, World, War

Link: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-09-23/russia-threatens-deploy-ballistic-missiles-retaliation-us-nuclear-escalation

US is set to deliver 20 new nuclear bombs to Germany, each of which has four times the destructive power of the one that was dropped on Hiroshima. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov:“This is a very serious step toward antagonizing the tenseness on the European continent. This will make Russia take according steps and countermeasures to establish parity because, this is not a step toward boosting stability, increasing trust, or providing security in Europe."

War Hawk Petraeus Comes Out Of Retirement to Recommend Pouring Fuel on Syria’s Fire

September 23rd, 2015
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/war-hawk-petraeus-comes-out-of-retirement-to-recommend-pouring-fuel-on-syrias-fire/

Speaking to the Senate Armed Services Committee, David Petraeus called for the U.S. and allies to use their air forces to create a “safe haven” in Syria for “moderate” rebels. Safe zones would require no-fly zones, reportedly require 70,000 US troops, number comes from the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Amounts to full U.S. engagement by air likely with ground troops inside Syria in a direct campaign of military regime change.”

2,000 Russian Troops Head To Syria For "First Phase" Of Mission To Support Assad

September 22nd, 2015
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-09-22/2000-russian-troops-head-syria-first-phase-mission-support-assad

Russia is to deploy 2,000 military personnel to its new air base near the Syrian port city of Latakia. Deployment of some of Russia’s most advanced ground attack planes and fighter jets and multiple air defense systems leave little doubt about Moscow’s goal to establish a military outpost in the Middle East.

Putin Deploys 28 Combat Planes in Syria, Taunting West to “Join Forces Against ISIS”

September 21st, 2015
Categories: Middle East, War

Russia’s military build-up in Syria include a half-dozen highly sophisticated battle tanks — and more troops, largest deployment of Russian forces outside the former Soviet Union since the collapse of the USSR.”

Report: Russian Marines Battle ISIS In Syria, IS Possesses “Satellite Imagery” Of Base

September 21st, 2015
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2015/09/report-russian-marines-battle-isis-in-syria-is-possesses-satellite-imagery-of-base.html

According to Russian news website, Segodnia, ISIS militants attempted to ambush the Russian soldiers stationed at the base but were fought off by the Russian marines, with a number of ISIS fighters being killed and some captured.

Russia gives Syria satellite Intel on ISIS

September 20th, 2015
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: http://www.infiniteunknown.net/2015/09/20/russia-gives-syria-satellite-intel-on-isis/

The Russian Federation has recently boosted their military aid to the embattled Syrian Armed Forces, providing not only heavy weaponry, armor, and military personnel, but also, satellite imagery that has assisted the Syrian Arab Air Force (SAAF) with locating the positions of the enemy combatants across Syria.

All Republican Presidential Candidates Stand For War — Paul Craig Roberts

September 20th, 2015
Categories: World, War, Politics

Link: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/09/20/republican-presidential-candidates-stand-war-paul-craig-roberts/

Carla Fiorina:I wouldn’t talk to Putin. I would rebuild the Sixth Fleet, missile defense program in Poland, conduct regular, aggressive military exercises in the Baltic states, send a few thousand more troops into Germany. There is not a peaceful person among the Republican candidates. Putin: Washington’s pursuit of hegemony makes every other country unsafe.

China in Syria? Ready to Join Russia in ISIS fight

September 19th, 2015
Categories: Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://fortruss.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/china-in-syria-ready-to-join-russia-in.html

Assad regime is currently still the legal and UN-recognized government of Syria, despite only holding 1/3 of its territory. If Assad asks and gives permission for Russia, China and other SCO members to assist him militarily, that would be in accordance with international law.

Ambassador from Syria to India: If the West is serious about fighting the Islamic State, it should stop funding it.

September 19th, 2015
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: http://investmentwatchblog.com/ambassador-from-syria-to-india-if-the-west-is-serious-about-fighting-the-islamic-state-it-should-stop-funding-it/

The Ambassador from Syria to India, Riad Kamel Abbas: “If the West is serious about fighting the Islamic State, it should stop funding it and close Turkey’s border with Syria.”Russia is asking the world to come together to fight the Islamic State. United States is hesitant to join Russia; agreed to hold talks with Russia.

Clock Ticks On US Syria Strategy As Assad Pounds ISIS Targets, Russia Sends Fighter Jets

September 19th, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-09-19/clock-ticks-us-syria-strategy-assad-pounds-isis-targets-russia-sends-fighter-jets

Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter on Friday opened a dialogue on Syria with his Russian counterpart, Defense Minister Sergei K. Shoigu, aimed at making sure that American and Russian forces avoid running into each other by mistake. If Washington does indeed coordinate its efforts to fight ISIS with Moscow, the US will be fighting to stabilize the very regime it sought to oust.

Kerry: Russian fighter jets in Syria raise serious questions

September 19th, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/9/19/kerry-russian-fighter-jets-in-syria-disturbing.html

The United States is disturbed by Russia's movement of tactical aircraft to Syria, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday, acknowledging that the jets could pose a threat to American and allied military forces. Russia says military buildup for fighting ISIL, but US says jets could pose a threat to American, allied military forces.

Pentagon updates plans for war with 'potentially aggressive' Russia – media

September 19th, 2015
Categories: World, War

Link: https://www.rt.com/usa/315970-pentagon-plan-deter-russia/

“Given the security environment, given the actions of Russia, it has become apparent that we need to make sure to update the plans that we have in response to any potential aggression against any NATO allies,” a senior defense official familiar with the plan told Foreign Policy.

What Does Netanyahu's Blitz Visit to Moscow Aim to Accomplish?

September 19th, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://sputniknews.com/politics/20150919/1027248063/netanyahu-putin-israel-russia-syria.html

Last week, the Israeli Prime Minister's Office announced that the primary purpose of Netanyahu's three-hour working visit would be to discuss Moscow's provision of lethal, state-of-the-art weapons to Syria, and the danger that some of these weapons, including missiles and air defense systems, could find their way into the hands of Hezbollah.

Syrian army starts using new weapons from Russia: military source

September 18th, 2015
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: https://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2015/Sep-17/315611-syrian-army-starts-using-new-weapons-from-russia-military-source.ashx

The Syrian military has recently started using new types of air and ground weapons supplied by Russia, a Syrian military source told Reuters Thursday, underlining growing Russian support to Damascus that is alarming the United States. The source described the weapons as highly accurate and effective.

Israeli fighter jets pound northern Gaza Strip

September 18th, 2015
Categories: Palestine, Zionism, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/09/18/429779/Israel-Palestine-Gaza-Strip-fighter-jets

Israeli fighter jets have carried out a number of aerial attacks in the northern part of the Gaza Strip in another act of aggression against the Palestinian coastal territory.

US-Russia military talks on Syria as Kremlin says it 'will consider sending troops to help Assad'

September 18th, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/11874693/Russia-will-consider-sending-troops-to-help-Assad-in-Syria.html

Russia said it will consider any request from the embattled Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad to send its troops to fight Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Massive Protests In Japan Over New War Bills

September 18th, 2015
Categories: World, War, Politics

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2015/09/massive-protests-in-japan-over-new-war-bills.html

Over the past few weeks, Japan has been the scene of massive protests taking place all across the country. The impetus for the protests is a new policy being promoted by the Japanese government that would effectively allow for the use of Japan’s military abroad and in the service of what many would describe as imperialist agendas.

Syrian army starts using new weapons from Russia: military source

September 17th, 2015
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: https://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2015/Sep-17/315611-syrian-army-starts-using-new-weapons-from-russia-military-source.ashx

The Syrian military has recently started using new types of air and ground weapons supplied by Russia, a Syrian military source told Reuters Thursday, underlining growing Russian support to Damascus that is alarming the United States. The source described the weapons as highly accurate and effective.

Devolution of Power in Syria Will Not Be Attained by Assad’s Ouster

September 17th, 2015
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/devolution-of-power-in-syria-will-not-be-attained-by-assads-ouster/

even if President Assad were to step down or be removed, there is no evidence that members of the warring factions will stop fighting, for the war to end, states party to this conflict must employ both military and political strategies concurrently—not just one or the other.

German politicians and media promote military intervention in Syria

September 17th, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/17/medi-s17.html

The German elite are using the refugee crisis in Europe to intensify their campaign for militarism and war. Since the government sealed the borders to stop the flow of refugees into Germany, politicians and the media have been pushing for a military intervention in Syria.

ISIS leader admits to being funded by the US

September 16th, 2015
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: http://www.australiannationalreview.com/isis-leader-admits-funded

In early 2015, Yousaf al Salafi, a man believed to be the Pakistani commander of Islamic State, confessed during investigations that he has been receiving money through the United States. Michael Flynn, former director of Obama’s Defence Intelligence Agency, said he warned Obama administration three years ago the groups they were funding in Syria were actually Islamic jihadists.

Migrant crisis: Middle East refugees who chose Brazil over Europe

September 16th, 2015
Categories: World, War

Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-34264937

Brazil has a long tradition of accepting refugees and economic migrants from the Middle East, Africa and other countries.
Those seeking asylum can request it on arrival in the country and, as Brazil's economy grew over the last decade, work permits were readily available for those wanting a job.

How George W. Bush Destroyed the Temple of Baal

September 15th, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/09/15/how-george-w-bush-destroyed-the-temple-of-baal/

The status quo in the region was grim enough in 2001, when Bush began his general assault, now is far worse. It’s all murder, crucifixions, beheadings, ruin, and the demolition of ancient priceless cultural monuments, with no end in sight.

The Syrian Crisis: A War Waged on Russia by US-NATO

September 14th, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War

Link: http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/the-syrian-crisis-a-war-waged-on-russia-by-us-nato/

This latest protracted confrontation in the Middle East a proxy war of the US and NATO against Putin. The same confrontation also occurs in Ukraine and formerly in Georgia, where Russia successfully halted Western advance. Undeclared war where East and West are in global confrontation.

Any talk about presence of Russian troops in Syria is lie — Syrian ambassador to Russia

September 14th, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War

Link: http://tass.ru/en/world/821002

Syrian Ambassador to Moscow Riyad Haddad; "Any talk of Russian troops in Syria is a lie propagated by Western countries and the United States." "We think a new conspiracy is being plotted against our country to penetrate into our territory under pretext of Russian troops’ presence." Syria accuses Western countries of supporting terrorist groups in the Middle East.

Russia FM Lavrov Calls Out US For Protecting ISIS; Says US Has ‘Ulterior Motives’ In Syria

September 14th, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2015/09/russia-fm-lavrov-calls-out-us-for-protecting-isis-says-us-has-ulterior-motives-in-syria.html

Lavrov: if the United States were truly serious about its fight against ISIS, it would have cooperated with the Syrian government, Kurds, and other interested parties fighting against the terrorist organization. United States created, armed, and trained the terrorist organization for destroying government of Assad.

Syria: Germany leaving the ranks of the US-alliance against Russia

September 14th, 2015
Categories: World, War, Politics

Link: http://southfront.org/syria-germany-leaving-the-ranks-of-the-us-alliance-against-russia/?COLLCC=746065532

In a surprise move Germany left the anti-Putin-alliance formed by the USA: Germany is now officially welcoming Moscow’s readiness to act in Syria and is starting an initiative together with the Russians and French to bring an end to the war. This is to stop the constant stream of refugees. Germany has ordered thousands of soldiers into readiness.

Win or Lose In Ukraine: Some Rich Bastard Wins

September 14th, 2015
Categories: World, War, Economic

Link: http://journal-neo.org/2015/09/14/win-or-lose-in-ukraine-some-rich-bastard-wins/

The reason Petro Poroshenko is waving his fist at Russia is simple. He’s being told to, and his interest in Ukraine has been profit all along. The old world banking family that funded every war Europe has had since 1800, is also hedging bets in Ukraine. Debt works for Rothschild Inc. no matter what happens.

World War III – Who Will Be Blamed? - video

September 14th, 2015
Categories: World, War

Link: http://www.zengardner.com/world-war-iii-will-blamed/

If you want to start a war, the unwashed masses must be convinced to send their brothers, sons and fathers to die on the front lines. The specter of an external enemy must be etched into their collective mind through trauma, exaggeration and repetition. History must be whitewashed, twisted and cherry picked down to a politicized nursery rhyme. At no point should the real motives or consequences of such an endeavor be discussed.

West Admits ISIL, Not Assad’s Gov’t Main Threat to Middle East – Lavrov

September 13th, 2015
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: http://sputniknews.com/world/20150913/1026938609.html

The West realizes that the main threat for the Middle East security is the Islamic State (ISIL) militant group, not Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government, although not everyone is ready to say that out loud, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Sunday.

Excluding Syrian army from fighting ISIS is absurd – Lavrov

September 13th, 2015
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: https://www.rt.com/news/315201-lavrov-syria-isis-threat/

The Syrian army could be a crucial force in fight against Islamic State, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, reiterating that Russia will support the Syrian government in the fight against the extremist group.

Without Diplomacy, Million More Will Flee War Torn Syria by Year's End, UN Warns

September 13th, 2015
Categories: World, War

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/09/13/without-diplomacy-million-more-will-flee-war-torn-syria-years-end-un-warns

A senior United Nations official warns that unless a diplomatic solution comes soon another million Syrians will likely flee their war-torn nation by the end of the year. A million people displaced this year, projection is another million will be displaced in Syria if the violence continues.

Australian Air Force completes first anti-ISIS mission in Syria = video

September 12th, 2015
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: http://www.rt.com/news/315150-australia-raaf-syria-mission/

The Royal Australian Air Force has completed its first operational flight in Syria, where two F/A-18A Hornets went on a “free hunt” mission in the eastern part of the country controlled by Islamic State (formerly ISIS/ISIL).

Drumbeat grows for escalating war against Syria

September 11th, 2015
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/11/pers-s11.html

Politicians and the media in both the US and Western Europe have cynically seized upon the plight of refugees fleeing violence in Syria as the pretext for intensifying the war for regime change in that country.

Israel Conducts Airstrikes at Syrian Artillery near Damascus

September 10th, 2015
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=121360

The Israeli Air Force has carried out airstrikes against an artillery position of the Syrian Army near the town of Zabadani, around 45 km (28 miles) from Syria’s capital Damascus, a military source told Sputnik on Thursday.

US backs those who want to use terrorists against Assad – Lavrov - Video

September 10th, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War

Link: https://www.rt.com/news/314945-syria-help-isis-lavrov/

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Washington is making a grave mistake by appeasing those who want to use the terrorist group Islamic State to force the ouster of Syria's president, Bashar Assad.

Julian Assange Reveals Another 2006 Western Plan To Destroy Syria

September 10th, 2015
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2015/09/julian-assange-reveals-another-2006-western-plan-to-destroy-syria.html

Julian Assange confirms Western attempt to destabilize and destroy Syria and the secular government of Bashar al-Assad, devised much earlier than 2011, when the “Arab Spring” color revolution protests began, reveals the Syrian destabilization plan goes back as far as 2006.

Washington threatens confrontation with Russia over Syria

September 9th, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War

Any expanded Russian presence on Syrian soil could lead to a “confrontation” with Washington’s “coalition,” which has been bombing Syria, supposedly with the aim of countering the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), US Secretary of State John Kerry threatened in a phone call to his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov over the weekend.

A Refugee Crisis Made in America

September 9th, 2015
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/a-refugee-crisis-made-in-america/

Will the U.S. accept responsibility for the humanitarian consequences of Washington-manufactured wars? I had a Saul on the Road to Damascus moment. I had flipped open the Washington Post and there, on the front page, was a color photo of a two year old Iraqi boy named Ali Hussein being pulled from the rubble of a house that had been destroyed by American missiles. The little boy was wearing shorts and a t-shirt and had on his feet flip-flops. His head was hanging back at an angle that told the viewer immediately that he was dead.

Turkey confirms invasion to Iraq to attack Kurds

September 8th, 2015
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: http://english.pravda.ru/news/world/08-09-2015/131877-turkey-0/

Turkey wages war against the Kurds to conceal their military aid to the Islamic State and to infiltrate into Syria, where they also have their interests in Bashar al-Assad's dethroning.

Amid refugee crisis in Europe, NATO powers prepare war escalation in Syria

September 8th, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/08/syri-s08.html

As hundreds of thousands of refugees stream into Europe from the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans, NATO powers are preparing to escalate the war in Syria, which has driven millions to flee their homes. Monday, Paris and London announced plans to step up the bombing of Syria, French President François Hollande calling for ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Russia sends arms to Syria to fight terror: Official

September 7th, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/09/07/428153/Russia-Syria-Zakharova-Lavrov-Daesh

Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova:"The Russian side has never concealed the fact that it is sending military equipment to the Syrian authorities to help them fight terrorism."

‘West creates refugees by destroying Islamic nations’ – Chechen leader

September 5th, 2015
Categories: World, War

Link: https://www.rt.com/politics/314350-chechen-leader-blames-west-for/

The head of Russia’s Chechen Republic claims the current asylum seeker crisis in European countries originated in the aggressive policies of the United States and the EU. He also called upon all Muslim nations to jointly fight the root of the problem.

US warns Russia against more aid to Assad amid new violence

September 5th, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War

Link: http://apnews.myway.com/article/20150905/ml--syria-7872368035.html

Anti-government violence erupted Saturday in a southern Syrian province that had largely stayed on the sidelines of the country's civil war. Meanwhile, unconfirmed reports suggesting that Russia was planning to expand its military support for Syrian President Bashar Assad prompted a warning from the U.S. that such actions could lead to a confrontation with coalition forces

Putin: People flee from Syria because of ISIS, not Assad regime

September 4th, 2015
Categories: World, War

Link: http://www.rt.com/news/314435-putin-isis-syria-refugees/

People are running away not from the regime of Bashar Assad, but from Islamic State, which seized large areas in Syria and Iraq, and are committing atrocities there. That is what they are escaping from," RIA Novosti quoted Vladimir Putin as saying on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok.

Homeland Security Is Drawing Up Plans To Deal With A "Cyber Pearl Harbor" - Episode 755b - Audio

September 1st, 2015
Categories: News, War

Link: https://youtu.be/h6BD9NR4Uvk

The situation in Ukraine is getting worse the country is collapsing and the US government central bankers are pushing for war. US is sending a predator drone to Latvia. USS Donald Cook is in the Black Sea working with Ukraine on operation Sea Breeze 2015. Russia ships in military hardware but says not using it to fight the IS. DHS is preparing plans to deal with a cyber pearl harbor, be prepared for a false flag.

Petraeus: Use Al Qaeda Fighters to Beat ISIS

September 1st, 2015
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/08/31/petraeus-use-al-qaeda-fighters-to-beat-isis.html

David Petraeus former CIA Director, former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan has been quietly urging U.S. officials to consider using so-called moderate members of al Qaeda’s Nusra Front to fight ISIS in Syria.

Australia tells Europe: Join ISIS strikes & you’ll solve your migrant problems

August 31st, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War

Link: https://www.rt.com/news/313888-australia-strikes-isis-europe/

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has called for more European countries to join airstrikes against Islamic State, claiming that bombing will relieve the refugee crisis, said 40 percent of refugees trying to enter Europe are from Syria, suggesting additional strikes would help reduce that number. Australia has not agreed to an US request to expand its own operations against jihadists into Syria

Old Soviet Missile Makes Easy Work of US M1 Abrams Tank (VIDEO)

August 31st, 2015
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20150831/1026381040/fagot-abrams-missile.html

A Saudi-led ground operation in Yemen, involving US-made Abrams M1 tanks, immediately resulted in the loss of armored vehicles. The video shows what are said to be Houthi rebels in Yemen using old Soviet-designed Fagot anti-tank guided missiles to destroy American-made, Saudi Arabian-owned and operated Abrams M1 main battle tanks.

Nuclear War in Afghanistan Was an Option for US – Former German Diplomat

August 29th, 2015
Categories: World, Afghanistan, War

Link: http://sputniknews.com/world/20150830/1026354691.html

The US was ready to use nuclear weapons in their ‘war on terror’ in Afghanistan, according to a former German diplomat, whose interview was published in Der Spiegel this weekend.

Syrian War-Islamic State (ISIS) Creation Timeline

August 29th, 2015
Categories: World, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.globalresearch.ca/syrian-war-islamic-state-isis-creation-timeline/5472680

Newly discovered documents show how in 1957 Harold Macmillan and President Dwight Eisenhower approved a CIA-MI6 plan to stage fake border incidents as an excuse for an invasion by Syria’s pro-western neighbours, and then to “eliminate” the most influential triumvirate in Damascus.” “More importantly, Syria also had control of one of the main oil arteries of the Middle East, the pipeline which connected pro-western Iraq’s oilfields to Turkey.”

West Point Professor Calls On US Military To Target Legal Critics Of War On Terror

August 29th, 2015
Categories: War, Police State

Link: http://www.alternet.org/west-point-professor-calls-us-military-target-legal-critics-war-terror

An assistant professor in the law department of the US Military Academy at West Point has argued that legal scholars critical of the war on terrorism represent a “treasonous” fifth column that should be attacked as enemy combatants.

Deliberate Targeting of Water Sources Worsens Misery for Millions of Syrians

August 26th, 2015
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/08/deliberate-targeting-of-water-sources-worsens-misery-for-millions-of-syrians/

UNICEF blasted parties to the conflict for deliberately targeting the water supply, adding that it has recorded 18 intentional water cuts in Aleppo in 2015 alone.

US lawmaker asks military aid to ‘Israel’ be halted

August 25th, 2015
Categories: World, Zionism, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.daysofpalestine.com/news/us-lawmaker-asks-military-aid-israel-halted/

US congresswoman Representative Betty McCollum urged State Department officials to determine whether the killing of the teens was in violation of the Leahy Act a US human rights law that prohibits the State and Defence departments from providing military assistance to foreign military units that violate human rights with impunity.

Majority of Child Casualties in Yemen Caused by Saudi-Led Airstrikes

August 25th, 2015
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/08/majority-of-child-casualties-in-yemen-caused-by-saudi-led-airstrikes/

Of the 402 children killed in Yemen since the escalation of hostilities in March 2015, 73 percent were victims of Saudi coalition-led airstrikes, a United Nations official said Monday.

Airstrikes kill 41 Kurdish fighters, Turkish military says

August 25th, 2015
Categories: Middle East, War

Turkish airstrikes killed 41 fighters from the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Iraq's Qandil Mountains and in southeastern Turkey, the Turkish military said Tuesday.

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