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US State Department Caught Red Handed by Journalists Lying About Russian Bombing of Hospitals in Syria – PRICELESS! [VIDEO]

Posted By: NaturalWisdom
Date: Wednesday, 4-Nov-2015 13:41:53

 

 

Major fail on the part of the US State Department
Russia Insider
Nov 3, 2015
https://youtu.be/_g8jSVMucKk

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_g8jSVMucKk

 

Source http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=31905

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Libya warns it could flood Europe with migrants if EU does not recognise new self-declared government

 

By Colin Freeman, Chief Foreign Correspondent in Tripoli

7:25PM GMT 02 Nov 2015

 

 

Libya has issued a veiled threat to send "hundreds of thousands" of extra migrants to Europe if Brussels does not give official recognition to its self-declared government.

 

Officials say they could hire boats to send large numbers of African migrants across the Mediterranean, massively adding to the numbers already reaching Europe's borders.

 

The warning was made by a spokesman for the National Salvation Government of Libya's General National Congress in an interview with The Telegraph in the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

 

The Congress took control of Tripoli last year after fighting against forces loyal to the internationally- recognised House of Representatives government, and is not recognised by the European Union as Libya's legitimate government. A fortnight ago, both factions also rejected the terms of a United Nations-brokered peace deal.

 

Jamal Zubia, the National Salvation Government's foreign media spokesman, told The Telegraph that Libya was currently spending tens of millions of pounds a year stopping migrants from crossing the Mediterranean, through the use of detention centres and repatriation programs.

 

He said that if Europe continued to refuse to recognise the Congress's authority, the Libyan government could reverse the policy.

 

"To be honest, I have advised my goverment many times already that we should hire boats and send them to Europe," he said. "We are protecting the gates of Europe, yet Europe does not recognise us and does not want to recognise us. So why should we stop the migrants here?"

 

Read more... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/11970313/Libya-warns-it-could-flood-Europe-with-migrants-if-EU-does-not-recognise-new-Islamist-government.html

 

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French Threaten to Use Aircraft Carrier Against ISIS

Posted By: RumorMail [send E-Mail]

Date: Friday, 6-Nov-2015 10:21:51

My First question was, "France has an Aircraft Carrier?"

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Reader:

France Will Send Aircraft Carrier to Support Military Operations Against ISIL

Anti-ISIL French Aircraft Carrier to Be Delivered by Yearend

PARIS (Sputnik) — Paris will send the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier to help the French Air Force tackle the Islamic State (ISIL) militant group by the end of 2015, a member of the French National Defense and Armed Forces Committee told Sputnik.On Thursday, France announced it would send a naval task force led by the Charles de Gaulle nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to support military operations against the ISIL militants.

“The aircraft carrier will arrive at the deployment site by the end of this year at the most,” Eduardo Rihan Cypel said on Thursday.

According to Cypel, French President Francois Hollande will announce the deployment date in the coming days.

The Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier was previously deployed in February to the Persian Gulf to back military operations against the extremists, Cypel added.

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/11/05/french-threaten-to-use-aircraft-carrier-against-isis/

Source http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=32032

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Rocket 'attack' on UK tour jet: Pilot with 189 passengers dodged missile above Sharm El Sheikh with just 'seconds to spare from disaster'

November 6, 2015

Richard Marsden

 

 

"A British plane carrying 189 passengers came 'within 1,000ft' of a rocket as it approached Sharm El Sheikh, it emerged last night.

 

The Thomson flight from London Stansted only took evasive action after the pilot spotted the missile speeding through the air.

 

The jet landed safely, and holidaymakers were not told they had been seconds from disaster.

 

The revelation comes amid claims British jihadists had spoken about an Islamic State 'mole' at Sharm el-Sheikh airport minutes after a Metrojet plane crashed in Sinai, killing all 224 on board.

 

According to the Sun, British extremists were discussing details of the plot in online 'chatter' picked up by US intelligence officers.

Sources told the newspaper there was suggestion there might still be an Islamic State agent active in Sharm el-Sheikh airport.

 

Meanwhile, US news outlet NBC said American officials had heard leaders from the terror group boasting about the downing of a Russian passenger jet over Egypt.

 

Citing unnamed officials, the report said ISIS chiefs in Raqqa, Syria, were heard speaking to an affiliated group in the Sinai Peninsula about taking down the plane and how it was done.

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 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3307741/Rocket-attack-UK-tour-jet.html

 


 

 

 

 

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US Fighter Jets Sent to Turkey to Guard Against 'Russian Aggression'

November 11, 2015
 
 
"The Pentagon has stationed a new fleet of fighter jets in Turkey. While ostensibly aimed at protecting US bombers targeting the self-proclaimed Islamic State terrorist group, top defense officials also say the jets are meant to deter "Russian aggression."
 
The US-led bombing campaign in Syria has been conducting airstrikes against IS targets for over one year, now. These strikes have been carried out by B-1 bombers, A-10 and AC-130 attack planes, and while they haven’t been terribly successful, these bombers have never faced any real danger in the field.
 
Yet, the Pentagon has suddenly decided that these planes need to be escorted by a fleet of six F-15Cs."
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Pentagon: Reports of US F15 Jets Sent to Turkey Aimed at Russia Overstated
 
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"Yet, "provocation" was the precise label given to Russia’s similar decision to move missile systems into Syria. The Kremlin stressed that this was a precautionary measure, considering any worst-case-scenario.

 

“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 force majeure situation may occur,” Russian Aerospace Forces Commander Viktor Bondarev said last week."



Read more: http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20151111/1029899795/turkey-jets-russian-aggression.html#ixzz3rA0eAjpB
 
 
 
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French Threaten to Use Aircraft Carrier Against ISIS

Posted By: RumorMail [send E-Mail]

Date: Friday, 6-Nov-2015 10:21:51

My First question was, "France has an Aircraft Carrier?"

-------------

Reader:

France Will Send Aircraft Carrier to Support Military Operations Against ISIL

Anti-ISIL French Aircraft Carrier to Be Delivered by Yearend

PARIS (Sputnik) — Paris will send the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier to help the French Air Force tackle the Islamic State (ISIL) militant group by the end of 2015, a member of the French National Defense and Armed Forces Committee told Sputnik.On Thursday, France announced it would send a naval task force led by the Charles de Gaulle nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to support military operations against the ISIL militants.

“The aircraft carrier will arrive at the deployment site by the end of this year at the most,” Eduardo Rihan Cypel said on Thursday.

According to Cypel, French President Francois Hollande will announce the deployment date in the coming days.

The Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier was previously deployed in February to the Persian Gulf to back military operations against the extremists, Cypel added.

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/11/05/french-threaten-to-use-aircraft-carrier-against-isis/

Source http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=32032

 

Looks like this precautionary measure is taken to either destroy evidence, like state-of-the-art communication equipment with a "Made in France" tag, or to be able to evacuate certain officers of the DGSE (Direction Générale de la Securité Extèrieure) before the French State is forced to pay widow rents.

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Saudi Arabia risks destroying Opec and feeding the Isil monster

November 11, 2015

By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

'Saudi Arabia is acting directly against the interests of half the cartel and is running Opec over a cliff,' says RBC

 

"The rumblings of revolt against Saudi Arabia and the Opec Gulf states are growing louder as half a trillion dollars goes up in smoke, and each month that goes by fails to bring about the long-awaited killer blow against the US shale industry.

 

Algeria's former energy minister, Nordine Aït-Laoussine, says the time has come to consider suspending his country's Opec membership if the cartel is unwilling to defend oil prices and merely serves as the tool of a Saudi regime pursuing its own self-interest. "Why remain in an organisation that no longer serves any purpose?" he asked.

Saudi Arabia can, of course, do whatever it wants at the Opec summit in Vienna on December 4. As the cartel hegemon, it can continue to flood the global the market with crude oil and hold prices below $50.

It can ignore desperate pleas from Venezuela, Ecuador and Algeria, among others, for concerted cuts in output in order to soak the world glut of 2m barrels a day, and lift prices to around $75. But to do so is to violate the Opec charter safeguarding the welfare of all member states.

"Saudi Arabia is acting directly against the interests of half the cartel and is running Opec over a cliff. There could be a total blow-out in Vienna," said Helima Croft, a former oil analyst at the US Central Intelligence Agency and now at RBC Capital Markets.

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The Saudis need Opec. It is the instrument through which they leverage their global power and influence, much as Germany attains world rank through the amplification effect of the EU.

The 29-year-old deputy crown prince now running Saudi Arabia, Mohammad bin Salman, has to tread with care. He may have inherited the steel will and vaulting ambitions of his grandfather, the terrifying Ibn Saud, but he has ruffled many feathers and cannot lightly detonate a crisis within Opec just months after entangling his country in a calamitous war in Yemen. "It would fuel discontent in the Kingdom and play to the sense that they don't know what they are doing," she said."

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11989469/Saudi-Arabia-risks-destroying-Opec-and-feeding-the-Isis-monster.html

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Anxiety grows over ISIL recruits in U.S.

November 14, 2015

Kevin Johnson

 

"WASHINGTON—The Islamic State's claim of responsibility for the attacks in Paris has potentially dramatic implications in the U.S., where federal counterterrorism officials are investigating hundreds of suspected Islamic State recruits who they fear have been urged to take their fight to American streets, authorities have said.

 

Last month, FBI Director James Comey acknowledged an estimated 900 active investigations pending against suspected Islamic State-inspired operatives and other homegrown violent extremists across the country.

 

The majority of those inquiries involve suspected Islamic State recruits, officials said, who have either been radicalized through the terror group's aggressive social media campaign or have returned to the U.S. after being trained on battlefields in Syria and Iraq. Islamic State is also known by the acronyms ISIL and ISIS.

 

Comey has said that the number of inquiries has slowly climbed, largely due to the group's successful outreach to young, disaffected Americans

"(Islamic State) is fueling an unprecedented tempo for law enforcement authorities combating the homegrown Islamist extremist threat,'' a House Homeland Security Committee threat assessment stated earlier this month, adding that almost 60 people have been arrested so far this year in ISIL-related cases.

 

Texas Rep. Michael McCaul, the Homeland Committee's Republican chairman, last week called the Islamist threat a "menace'' that is increasingly challenging the capacity of counterterrorism authorities."

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/11/14/isil-recruits-in-us-worry-officials/75774094/

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Jihadi John Flopped?

 

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/jihadi-john-recap-isis-executioner-6823006

'He walked out of a building, got in the car... we took the shot': US military chiefs reveal how Jihadi John was 'evaporated' in the street in midnight drone strike <---Strange to use such word. Maybe he's teleported to another location, in reality not dead at all. LOL

  • Mohammed Emwazi targeted by a missile in ISIS's de facto capital of Raqqa
  • Pentagon officials are '99 per cent' sure the British militant has been killed 
  • David Cameron says UK has worked 'hand in glove' with US to take him out
  • ISIS supporters claim he is alive and wounded, 'lying in hospital in Raqqa'
  • Emwazi, 27, beheaded several Western hostages in ISIS propaganda videos
  • For more on Jihadi John's reported death, visit www.dailymail.co.uk/isis

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3316497/Has-Jihadi-John-killed-drone-strike-Officials-claim-British-ISIS-fanatic-targeted-Raqqa.html

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The French Campaign Begins: Hollande Launches "Massive Bombardment" Of ISIS Capital

Tyler Durden

November 15, 2015

 

 

"Moments ago, reports began to surface on social media that the ISIS "capital" of Raqqa was under siege from the sky. 

It wasn't hard to guess whose planes were carrying out the strikes. As we noted ten days ago, in a statement by the French presidency following a meeting of its defense cabinet, the government said it would send its only aircraft carrier, the Charles de Gaulle warship, to the eastern Mediterranean for operations against Isis in both Syria and Iraq. And as you might imagine, that's not the only place Paris has warplanes stationed in the region.

Just yesterday we said that with the only French aircraft carrier already en route to Syria, meant to support to mission against Assad ISIS, France is oddly prepared for an all out attack to take out the Syrian president. Most importantly, it now has the outraged, incensed public's blessing to do just that. 

Sure enough, we just got confirmation that France, with the help of US intelligence, has commenced a "major" bombing campaign against Raqqa. "

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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-11-15/french-campaign-begins-hollande-launches-massive-bombardment-isis-capital

A person just begins to shake their head !  The more the merrier I guess, but what happens when too many are in the same place, at the same time?

 

An interview of interest

 

Political author Gearoid O Colmain discusses the Paris attacks with RT International

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Interesting coincidence ?

 

Nov 23, 2014
“Recognition of a Palestinian state by France would be a grave mistake," Netanyahu told reporters in Jerusalem.

 

January 2015 "Terror" attack on Charlie Hebdo!

 

 

October 2015  

France will seek to end U.S.-European trade talks(Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) if gridlock continues into next year, French trade minister Matthias Fekl said.

“If in the following rounds of talks, and in 2016, things haven’t improved, we will seek to stop talks,” Fekl said Wednesday on RMC radio. “If, in Europe, France doesn’t want a major negotiation to continue, the negotiation won’t happen.”

 

 

13/11/15  Paris Massacre

 

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 They certainly look pretty sincere...

 

 

IS OBAMA WORKING WITH PUTIN TO DEFEAT NAZIONIST KHAZARIANS?"

Posted By: hobie [Send E-Mail]
Date: Monday, 16-Nov-2015 02:45:13

 

Hi, Folks -

 

From the Stage2Omega Daily Digest, found here:

http://www.stage2omega.com/is-obama-working-with-putin-to-defeat-nazionist-khazarians/

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Governance, Truth and Republic, World News

 

Nov 152015

 

( This would make me extremely happy, if true… I know many of you disagree, but I have always been told that he is a good guy… to catch a flea, you have to lay down with some very dirty dogs!! /dt )

 

 

 

putin-obama-in-g20-turkey.jpg?w=672&h=37NOVEMBER 16, 2015

 

A video captures the two leaders having a serious talk in one corner during a recess in in the ongoing G20 Summit and BRICS meeting in Turkey.

 

With the recent developments in Sinai, Paris, Syria, Yemen and Libya, we can speculate that they are sharing critical information and will be coordinating their countries response to these events.

 

What this means is that Obama’s administration may have been working with the Russians all along through State Secretary John Kerry resulting to his attempted assassination, i.e. bike injury, a few months ago.

 

What gives Obama some white hairs is the uncooperative men and women in the White House notably of course is the group of Victoria Nuland who are taking orders from the Bush camp. This is just one proof that the US presidency is not an all too powerful position in the United States.

 

A very powerful consortium is working behind the scenes and Obama may be for years attempting to do a Kennedy with the help of capable leaders of other countries, i.e. BRICS, to increase the possibility of success and it is only now that he is doing it in broad daylight for even the puppetmasters to see.

 

 

 

Bear in mind, Obama did veto the Defense Department budget for lack of provision to close Guantanamo Prison. He also denied unfettered aid to the State of Israel. Further to Obama’s credit is the recent report of the death of Libyan ISIS leader.

 

Source: http://geopolitics.co/2015/11/16/is-obama-working-with-putin-to-defeat-nazionist-khazarians/  

 

Source http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=32767

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‘We swear that we will strike America’: Islamic State threatens more Paris-style attacks on West

November 17, 2015

 

 

"ISLAMIC State has threatened Paris-style attacks in countries taking part in air strikes over Syria.

In an 11-minute video released on social media, and featuring what appear to be Islamic State fighters posing with high-powered weapons and an Islamic State flag, a man identified in subtitles as Al Ghareeb the Algerian issues a warning to the West.

“We say to the states that take part in the crusader campaign that, by God, you will have a day, God willing, like France’s and by God, as we struck France in the centre of its abode in Paris, then we swear that we will strike America at its centre in Washington,” the man says, in a translation by news agency Reuters.

“I say to the European countries that we are coming, coming with booby traps and explosives, coming with explosive belts and (gun) silencers and you will be unable to stop us because today we are much stronger than before.”

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http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/we-swear-that-we-will-strike-america-islamic-state-threatens-more-paris-style-attacks-on-west/story-fnjwnhzf-1227611732252#itm=newscomau%7Ctechnology%7Cnca-tech-plmnt-trending%7C1%7Csection-technology-environment%7Cstory%7C43C%20by%20the%20end%20of%20the%20week&itmt=1447723492932#itm=newscomau%7Ctechnology%7Cright-now-in-%7C1%7CISIS%3A%20Washington%20DC%20attack%20is%20next%7Cstory%7C43C%20by%20the%20end%20of%20the%20week&itmt=1447723492933

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The Uprising Against Assad Was Engineered in Washington

 

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org

A terrific news report by Jonathan Marshall at Consortium News provides the first-ever presentation in the West of the event that sparked the demonstrations that sparked the Syrian civil war, and of the entire origin of that war.

 

Unlike so many online ‘news’ reports that are merely authoritarian trash because they don’t link to any of their sources (they rely instead upon dumb readers’ faith or trust in the ‘reporter’ or in the publisher, such as The New York Times or Fox News), this one from Marshall is top-notch: not only does it provide intelligently skeptical readers with instantaneous access to documentation for each one of its key points, but those sources are credible ones. Taken all together, the sources, and Marshall’s presentation of them, constitute a solid historical account of how the war to bring down Syria’s leader, Bashar al-Assad, actually started. It didn’t start by Assad’s dumping (as U.S. President Barack Obama loves to claim) “barrel bombs,” upon merely peaceful protesters in Syria. It started actually in Washington, years before that. The Obama Administration itself was taking advantage of not only the “Arab Spring” protests throughout much of the Arab world, but, specifically, of an ongoing economic catastrophe in Syria that had started five years before the anti-Assad demonstrations did: an extended drought. Here is how the source that Marshall linked to describes it, two years before the “Arab Spring” even began:

In the past three years, 160 Syrian farming villages have been abandoned near Aleppo as crop failures have forced over 200,000 rural Syrians to leave for the cities. This news is distressing enough, but when put into a long-term perspective, its implications are staggering: many of these villages have been continuously farmed for 8000 years.

 

That source had been published on 16 January 2010. The drought continued on; the situation only got even worse right into 2011 and up through the public demonstrations in Aleppo that started the war. There were no “barrel bombs” then. There was instead surging economic dislocation. Obama merely took advantage of it. He knew that it was coming, and he planned so as to exploit it.

 

In fact, a wikileaked confidential 26 November 2008 cable from the U.S. Embassy in Damascus to the CIA and other associated agencies referred to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization by saying:

UNFAO Syria Representative Abdullah bin Yehia briefed econoff and USDA Regional Minister-Counselor for Agriculture on what he terms the “perfect storm,” a confluence of drought conditions with other economic and social pressures that Yehia believes could undermine stability in Syria. Because he is working with such limited resources, Yehia plans to target FAO assistance to small-holding farmers in the hardest-hit province of northeast Syria, Al Hasakah. (Note: This province shares a northern border with Turkey and a southern border with Iraq. Mosul is approximately 100km from Al Hasakah province.) Because the UN appeal has, thus far, not been entirely successful, Yehia has had to prioritize aid recipients.

 

 

That was institutional U.S. federal government knowledge three months prior to Obama’s becoming President. Obama as the President-elect at the time was privy to such information. Once he got into the White House, he needed to understand what was going on in Syria. Was it dumb of Yehia to trust the U.S. government with this information? Was he naive about the type of people who sit in America’s Oval Office nowadays? Is a deer in the forest naive to move when a hunter is stalking it? Is the deer supposed to just stand still, instead? Barack Obama during his electoral campaign had provided the public with no reason to suspect that he might have been harboring aggressive designs against the Syrian government, nor even against the Russian government that has been supporting it. Yehia was just seeking help, like the deer in fear.

Obama knew what was going on. He knew that the Syrian situation wasn’t just “barrel bombs” showing up suddenly out of nowhere, from no cause, and for no reason. He knew more than was published to the public in the American press. His repeated references to “barrel bombs” after the situation in Syria blew up, suggests that he takes advantage of the fact that the American public isn’t aware of such facts. It suggests that he’s playing the American public as trusting gulls, rather than as citizens.

 

In fact, America’s own National Academy of Sciences recently published a study (17 March 2015), “Climate change in the Fertile Crescent and implications of the recent Syrian drought,” which opens (though propagandistically blaming Assad as having contributed to the drought): “Before the Syrian uprising that began in 2011, the greater Fertile Crescent experienced the most severe drought in the instrumental record. For Syria, a country marked by poor governance and unsustainable agricultural and environmental policies, the drought had a catalytic effect, contributing to political unrest.” (Of course, Obama doesn’t claim to be bombing Assad’s forces because Assad had ‘unsustainable agricultural and environmental policies.’) In the section of that report “Significance,” the investigators-propagandists close: “We conclude that human influences on the climate system are implicated in the current Syrian conflict.” So, since the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, in this recent study, is arguing, in effect, that Syria should have had a different government in order to avoid the alleged “poor governance and unsustainable agricultural and environmental policies” that are alleged to have contributed to causing the anti-Assad demonstrations, encouragement is being provided here for regime-change in Syria. Perhaps the failed state that Obama insists upon producing there would be the ‘solution’? To what extent is the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (its PNAS) now itself  politicized, nationalistic, propagandistic — that they are retrospectively publishing something like this, which fails to criticize the U.S. Government itself for having turned down the Syrian Government’s years-long pleadings for assistance on the matter? The PNAS study ignores this. Instead, it argues only that, “The rapidly growing urban peripheries of Syria, marked by illegal settlements, overcrowding, poor infrastructure, unemployment, and crime, were neglected by the Assad government and became the heart of the developing unrest.” Wow. the NAS argues that Assad should have been more dictatorial! That would have helped prevent the effects of the drought? Does nothing that comes from the U.S. Establishment possess credibility anymore — publishing garbage like this in PNAS?  Is Assad more of a dictator than Obama? Does the U.S. National Academy of Sciences really think he should have been? How absurd does the propaganda need to be in order for the U.S. to become a laughingstock to the entire world for its ‘democratic’ pretensions? After all: it’s not a democracy. And the one scientific study that has been done of that has confirmed that it’s not. So: the U.S. now insists upon installing ‘democracy’ in Syria, where all polls show that Assad would win any free election (and the latest polled finding is that he’d win at least 55% of the votes) but Obama insists that he must be ousted, so that there can be ‘democracy’ there?

 

Marshall’s news report about the origin of the Syrian war was published at Consortium News on 20 July 2015, but was picked up and reported to a broader audience only at a very few news-sites, each no larger (or even smaller) in audience-size than is the publisher (Consortium News) itself. Only RINF, CommonDreams and Truthout republished it. Reddit posted that story’s headline, “Hidden Origins of Syria’s Civil War,” linking to the Consortium News report, but no one up-marked it there, and still no reader-comments have been posted to it there. It was just another voice of real news unheard in the wilderness of propaganda that causes an individual tree to be ignored among the forest.

 

Thus: This blockbuster three-month-old news-report still remains news in the U.S., even today.

Marshall’s news report was one of the most important of all news reports on the Syrian war, and it certainly deserves larger public distribution than that. So: 

Here is his historical account of the origin of the Syrian war.

 

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/11/the-uprising-against-assad-was-engineered-in-washington.html

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Yemen's exiled president returns to Aden

November 17, 2015

 

 

Hadi returns from exile in Riyadh to oversee Arab coalition offensive in Houthi-controlled Taiz.

 

 

"Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has returned to Aden from exile in Saudi Arabia, with officials saying he would oversee campaigns against the Houthi fighters who control the capital, Sanaa.

Hadi's arrival on Tuesday came after a series of setbacks for the Saudi-led campaign to reinstate him, with offensives on the ground faltering and armed groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group increasingly active.

Saudi-led coalition forces launched an offensive on Monday with local forces to push Houthi fighters out of Taiz, Yemen's third largest city, and Hadi is said to have come to help to oversee it.

After landing in the provisional capital, Hadi went straight to the palace to "supervise" the offensive aimed at retaking rebel-controlled Taiz province, AFP news agency reported.

His return comes just days after Khaled Bahah, the Yemeni prime minister, announced the return of his government to Aden.

It is Hadi's second visit to Aden since a loose alliance of anti-Houthi fighters, backed by troops from the UAE, drove the rebels out of the southern city in July.

His previous visit in September, after six months in exile in Riyadh, lasted only three days, and it was not immediately clear how long the internationally recognised president would stay this time."

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http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/11/yemen-exiled-president-returns-aden-151117102731437.html

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US intentionally spare ISIS in Syria, want terrorists to weaken Assad – Russian FM

Published time: 17 Nov, 2015 20:40

 

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.
 

Despite announcing ambitious plans for its coalition against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), “the analysis of those [uS-led] airstrikes during over a year lead to conclusion that they were hitting selectively, I would say, sparingly and on most occasions didn’t touch those IS units, which were capable of seriously challenging the Syrian army,” Lavrov told the Rossiya 1 channel.

 

The Russian FM called Washington’s actions in Syria a “dangerous game,” making it hard to determine America’s true aims in Syria.

“Apparently, it’s a kind of a ‘honey is sweet, but the bee stings’ situation: they want IS to weaken Assad as soon as possible to make him leave somehow, but at the same time they don’t want to overly strengthen IS, which may then seize power,” he explained.

 

The US stance “seriously weakens the prospects of Syria to remain a secular state, where the rights of all ethnic and religious groups will be provided and guaranteed,” Lavrov added.

According to the minister, Russia’s assessment of the US-led anti-terror operation in Syria “is based on observations of specific results and there are little results, not to say there are none – except the fact that during this period [since August 2014] the Islamic State has grown on the territories they control.”

He also said that Western claims that Russia’s air forces have been hitting peaceful civilians in Syria are “groundless.”

 

Rerad more.... https://www.rt.com/news/322482-lavrov-us-isis-assad/

 

 

Long-range bombers to fly anti-ISIS missions from Russia, Putin orders Navy to work with France

Published time: 17 Nov, 2015 14:23

 

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.
 

UPDATE: Russia’s long-range bombers start hitting ISIS targets in Syria (FIRST VIDEO)

 

 

 

Plane crash in Sinai a terrorist attack - Russian Security Service

 

The Russian plane crash in Sinai, Egypt, was caused by a terrorist attack as traces of explosives have been found in the wreckage of the plane, Federal Security Service director Aleksandr Bortnikov told President Vladimir Putin.
 

“We can say that that [sinai plane crash] was a terror act,” Bortnikov told Putin. According to the FSB chief, experts analyzed passengers’ belongings as well as the parts of the plane. “After the examination on all these objects, we have found traces of a foreign-made explosive substance,” Bortnikov said.

“During the flight, a homemade device with the power of 1.5 kilograms of TNT was detonated. As a result, the plane fell apart in the air, which can be explained by the huge scattering of the fuselage parts of the plane,” he added.

 

Read more...  https://www.rt.com/news/322393-russian-plane-crash-terrorist-attack/

 

 

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"Pitiless war": Illegal French airstrikes on Syria hit stadium, museum, clinics

David Raven, Anna Dubius

Mirror, UK

Mon, 16 Nov

 

Anti-ISIS activists in Syria claim a stadium, a museum, medical clinics and a political building have been hit after France launched airstrikes in retaliation for the Paris terror attack.

Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, a group of anonymous activists inside the ISIS stronghold, wrote that heavy strikes had been taking place since this morning. The group began documenting the airstrikes at around 8am and said it had increased to "30 airstrikes" this evening. No civilian casualties have been reported yet, according to the group.

A spokesperson for the group suggested it was France who were behind the bombs. They said water and electricity was cut due to the strikes. They added: "It's sad how it always falls on our heads, god bless and safe [sic] the civilians of Raqqa."

 

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Comment: The Guardian is saying the same:

The Raqqa strikes, 20 in total, targeted parts of the city that had not been hit before, including a sports stadium, a museum, an equestrian centre and several administration buildings.

 

 

Now, who is going to come out and state the obvious? Regardless of what targets are hit or not, these airstrikes have no legal mandate. They are a violation of international law.

 

http://www.sott.net/article/306522-Pitiless-war-Illegal-French-airstrikes-on-Syria-hit-stadium-museum-clinics

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Russia’s New ‘Nuclear Torpedo’ Can Create Giant Tsunamis And Wipe Out Entire Coastal Cities

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Date: Thursday, 19-Nov-2015 01:42:52

 

 

While the eyes of the world are on ISIS, Russia is creating weapons unlike anything the world has ever seen before. Plans for a giant self-propelled nuclear torpedo that can create a giant tsunami more than 1,000 feet tall were recently “leaked by mistake” by the Russian media. Apparently the warheads on these torpedos are designed to create so much radiation “that everything living will be killed” – including those that try to survive the attack by hiding in underground shelters. These “robotic mini-submarines” would have a range of up to 10,000 kilometers and would be able to evade all existing U.S. detection
systems
. To say that such a weapon would be a “game changer” would be a massive understatement.

I know that you are not just going to take my word for any of this. So like I do in all of my articles, I am going to carefully document what I am saying.

The reason why we know about the plans for this new nuclear torpedo is because they were displayed on Russian state television for a few moments during a recent broadcast. According to Russian officials, this was an “accident”. The following comes from a report in the Independent…

Secret plans for a new Russian nuclear torpedo system have been shown on state-controlled television in what the Kremlin said was an accident.

A close-up of a confidential document detailing “Ocean Multipurpose System: Status-6” was broadcast for several seconds by Channel One Russia and NTV during coverage of a meeting between Vladimir Putin and military officials.

Could it be possible that this “accident” happened on purpose?

Could it be possible that it was intended as a warning for the Obama administration?

You never know.

But without a doubt, this is the kind of weapon that would keep military planners up at night. According to RT, this new nuclear torpedo is designed to create “extensive zones of radioactive contamination” that would ensure that no “military, economic, business or other activity” would occur in that area for a very long time…

The presentation slide titled “Ocean Multipurpose System: Status-6” showed some drawings of a new nuclear submarine weapons system. It is apparently designed to bypass NATO radars and any existing missile defense systems, while also causing heavy damage to “important economic facilities” along the enemy’s coastal regions.

The footnote to the slide stated that Status-6 is intended to cause “assured unacceptable damage” to an adversary force. Its detonation “in the area of the enemy coast” would result in “extensive zones of radioactive contamination” that would ensure that the region would not be used for “military, economic, business or other activity” for a “long time.”

In addition, Konstantin Sivkov of the Russian Geopolitical Academy told the BBC that this kind of weapon could be used to create a tsunami more than 1,000 feet high…

“A warhead of up to 100 megatons could produce a tsunami up to 500m (1,650ft) high, wiping out all living things 1,500km (930 miles) deep inside US territory“

As I have written about previously, a whopping 39 percent of all Americans live in counties that directly border a shoreline. The detonation of just a handful of these weapons could wipe out the entire east coast and kill off a very substantial percentage of the U.S. population.

On top of all that, the BBC is reporting that a state-run Russian publication is suggesting that these new torpedos are being
fitted
with extremely radioactive cobalt warheads…

According to state-run Rossiiskaya Gazeta, the destructive power attributed to the new torpedo’s warhead would fit the description of a cobalt bomb.

That would be a type of thermonuclear warhead with a layer of cobalt-59, which on detonation would be transmuted into highly radioactive cobalt-60 with a half-life longer than five years.

Such a weapon would guarantee “that everything living will be killed”, the paper said – there would not even be any survivors in bunkers.

A cobalt bomb has never been tested because of the devastating radiation it would unleash.

Worst of all, we would have no advance warning that these torpedos were coming. They can be launched from anywhere, they reportedly have a range of up to 10,000 kilometers, and they are designed to “avoid all acoustic tracking devices and other traps”…

On the
diagram
the giant torpedo’s range is given as “up to 10,000km” (6,200 miles) and depth of trajectory is “up to 1,000m” (3,300ft).

It was developed by Rubin, a submarine design bureau in St Petersburg.

It would, apparently, be launched by nuclear-powered submarines of the 09852 “Belgorod” and 09851 “Khabarovsk” series.

Rossiiskaya Gazeta called the torpedo a “robotic mini-submarine”, travelling at 100 knots (185km/h; 115mph), which would “avoid all acoustic tracking devices and other traps”.

We already know that Russia has been building “black hole submarines” that NATO officials admit are undetectable.

So Russia already has the capability to approach our coastlines without us even knowing about it.

But these new nuclear torpedos take the game to an entirely new level.

And of course this is not the only new weapons system that Russia has been developing in anticipation of World War III. Earlier this year, I discussed several more in an article entitled “The Next-Generation Weapons That Russia Will Use Against The United States In World War III“.

Sadly, the Obama administration seems almost totally oblivious to this threat. Our strategic nuclear forces are so outdated that floppy disks and rotary phones are still being used, and Barack Obama is fond of saying that “the Cold War’s been over for 20 years“.

Unfortunately for us, the Russians do not see things the same way. Anti-American sentiment inside Russia is at an all-time high, and every time the U.S. interferes in Syria or Ukraine the Russians get even angrier.

Just like we do, there are “talking heads” on Russian television that tell people what to think. And many of these “talking heads” on Russian television are openly talking about how war with the United States is inevitable. These days, the Russians consider themselves to be the great force for good in the world, and they consider America to be the great force for evil in the world. In fact, one of their most popular talking heads named Alexander Dugin has publicly called the U.S. the “kingdom of the Antichrist”.

And even though the Russian economy has dipped into recession, the Russians continue to feverishly prepare for war. This year alone, Russian military spending is up 33 percent.

Yes, ISIS is a far greater threat than most Americans would even dare to imagine as I discussed yesterday. In the times to come, I fully expect to see terror attacks inside this country unlike anything we have ever seen before.

But I am completely convinced that the greater long-term strategic threat is Russia.

The Russians are feverishly preparing for World War III while Barack Obama acts like it could never possibly happen.

Hopefully Obama is right, because if he is wrong the consequences for this nation will be absolutely unthinkable.

Source
http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=33092

 

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Russian warplanes disrupt ISIS oil sales channels; destroy 500 terrorist oil trucks in Syria

Around 500 fuel tanker vehicles transporting illegal oil from Syria to Iraq for processing have been destroyed by Russia’s Air Forces, the General Staff said.

“In recent years, Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and other extremist groups have organized the operations of the so-called ‘pipeline on wheels’ on the territories they control,” Russian General Staff spokesman Colonel General Andrey Kartapolov said.

Hundreds of thousands of tons of fuel have been delivered to Iraq for processing by trucks and the revenue generated from these illegal exports is the one of the terrorists’ main sources of funding, he said.

Read more.... https://www.rt.com/news/322614-russian-warplanes-isis-oil-trucks/

 

Hollande to tell Obama Europe can’t wait for US war of attrition with ISIS to succeed – report

French President François Hollande is to call for the US to review its strategy in fighting terrorist group Islamic State, arguing that Europe cannot wait for America’s long war of attrition with the jihadists to work, the Guardian reports.
 

Hollande is to meet US President Barack Obama on Tuesday next week before going to Russia for a visit. The French leader intends to make Obama aware of the extent of damage done to Europe by the developing refugee crisis and the rising threat of terrorist attacks, a European diplomat told the British newspaper.

 

“The message that we want to send to the Americans is simply that the crisis is destabilizing Europe,”said the diplomat, who did not wish to be named. “The problem is that the attacks in Paris and the refugee crisis show that we don’t have time. There is an emergency.”

The source said that’s the reason why the French president will visit Washington on Tuesday before flying to Moscow.

 

According to the diplomat, Paris’ position is that the Europeans cannot afford to wait for years for the war of attrition that the US-led coalition is waging on Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Iraq and Syria, to take effect. There is an impression in Europe that the US doesn’t fully comprehend the urgency of the issue because it doesn’t have to take the bulk of the refugees fleeting Middle East and pouring into Europe in the biggest movement of people since World War II.

 

Hollande earlier called on the US and Russia, both of which lead a separate effort to eradicate IS, to join forces. Moscow said a broad coalition was needed to defeat the terrorists, but Washington said it would only agree if Russia shared its goals in Syria.

Read more... https://www.rt.com/news/322689-france-us-fight-isis/

 

‘ISIS branch’ seeking to produce chemical weapons - Iraq and US intel

Islamic State has a branch devoted to creating chemical weapons, AP reports, citing Iraqi and US officials. Earlier, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls also warned that Islamic State could potentially use chemical or biological weapons in its attacks.
 

A special branch has been set up by Islamic State to develop chemical weapon for the terrorist group using scientists from Iraq and Syria as well as other countries in the region, AP reported, citing Iraqi and US intelligence sources.

Although Islamic State has already used mustard gas on the battlefield, US intelligence agencies are skeptical about the terrorists’ capabilities to produce sophisticated chemical weapons suited for a potential terrorist attack.

 

At the same time, Iraqi officials warned that control over vast territories in Iraq and Syria gives the militants many opportunities for experiments, leaving Iraq’s forces largely unaware of the Islamic State actions.

"They [islamic State] now have complete freedom to select locations for their labs and production sites and have a wide range of experts, both civilians and military, to aid them," a senior Iraqi intelligence official told AP.

 

Fearing that Islamic State could use chemical weapons, Iraqi forces have started distributing gas masks and protection suits to troops stationed west and north of Baghdad. Twenty-five percent of troops have been provided with masks so far, AP reports, citing a senior officer in Salahuddin province, north of Baghdad.

Additionally, Russia has supplied Iraqi forces with 1,000 protective suits against chemical attacks, Hakim al-Zamili, the head of the Iraqi parliament's security and defense committee, told AP.

Read more... https://www.rt.com/news/322726-ISIS-chemical-weapons-intel/

 

How easy is it for terrorists to get chemical weapons?
Some chemical weapons, such as chlorine and mustard gas, are relatively easy for terrorists to acquire, but turning them into an effective weapon has always been a problem for them, says Dr Ralph Trapp, an international disarmament consultant.
 

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has confirmed that a “non-state” actor used chemical weapons – sulfur mustard – in Syria in August of this year. However, the watchdog did not specify which rebel group was responsible for the attack in the town of Marea in the Aleppo province.

The OPCW’s fact-finding team “was able to confirm with the utmost confidence that at least two people were exposed to sulfur mustard and were in the process of recovering from the exposure,” the organization said. “It is additionally very likely that the effects of sulfur mustard resulted in the death of a baby.

Read more... https://www.rt.com/op-edge/321242-chemical-weapon-syria-terrorists/

 

 

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In the fight against ISIS, Russia ain’t taking no prisoners

 

The so-called Islamic State should have learned by now: they've picked a fight against the wrong guys. We have entered "take no prisoners" territory. For Russia, now all the gloves are off.

Especially after online terrorist magazine Dabiq published a photo of the alleged bomb that downed the Metrojet: a crude device inside a can of Schweppes Gold, placed under a passenger seat. Also published were photos of passports of Russian victims, allegedly taken "by the mujahedeen."

 

Their collective fate was sealed the minute the Director of the Federal Security Service Aleksandr Bortnikov told President Putin, about the Metrojet crash on October 31 in Egypt that: “We can say with confidence that this was a terrorist act.”

 

Caliphate goons may run – in the deserts of ‘Syraq’ and beyond - but they can’t hide, as per Russia’s presidential message: “We will search for them everywhere - wherever they are hiding. We will find them in any spot on the planet and we will punish them.” The message comes with extra enticement; the $50 million bounty offered by the FSB for any information leading to the perpetrators of the Sinai tragedy.

 

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Putin’s message instantly turned heavy metal in the form of a massive, impressive Russian barrage over 140 Caliphate targets, delivered via 34 air-launched cutting-edge cruise missiles and furious action by Tu-160, Tu-22, and the Tu-95MC ‘Bear’ strategic bombers. This was the first time the Russian long-range strategic bomber force has been deployed since the 1980s Afghan jihad.

And there’s more coming - to be stationed in Syria; an extra deployment of 25 strategic bombers, eight Su-34 ‘Fullback’ attack aircraft, and four Su-27 ‘Flanker’ fighter jets.

 

The tanker truck riddle

At the G-20 in Antalya, Putin had already, spectacularly, unveiled who contributes to Daesh’s financing – complete with “examples based on our data on the financing of different [Daesh] units by private individuals.”

The bombshell: Daesh’s cash, “as we have established, comes from 40 countries and, there are some of the G20 members among them.” It doesn’t take a Caltech genius to figure out which members. They’d better take the “you can run but you can’t hide” message seriously.

Additionally, Putin debunked - graphically – to the whole G20 the myth of a Washington seriously engaged on the fight against Daesh: “I’ve shown our colleagues photos taken from space and from aircraft which clearly demonstrate the scale of the illegal trade in oil.” He was referring to Daesh’s oil smuggling tanker truck fleet, which numbers over 1,000.

Apparently acting on Russian satellite intelligence, the Pentagon then miraculously managed to find tanker truck convoys stretching “beyond the horizon,” smuggling out stolen Syrian oil. And duly bombed 116 trucks. For the first time. And this in over a year that the ‘Coalition of the Dodgy Opportunists’ (CDO) is theoretically fighting Daesh. The only such bombing that happened before was by the Iraqi Air Force.

 

The US “strategy”, which Obama recently turbocharged, is to bomb (aging) Syrian oil infrastructure currently expropriated and exploited by Daesh. Technically, this is the property of Damascus, and thus belongs to “the Syrian people.”

And yet Washington seemed so far to be more focused on other “people” who could make a bundle rebuilding the devastated infrastructure, disaster capitalism-style, in case “Assad must go” works.  

Russia once again went straight to the point. Bomb the transportation network – the oil truck convoys – not the oil infrastructure. That will eventually drive oil smugglers out of business.  

The key reason the Obama administration had not thought about this before is Turkey.

Washington needs NATO member Ankara for the use of the Incirlik air base. And then there’s the sensitive subject of who profits from Daesh’s oil smuggling.

 

Turkish Socialist party member Gursel Tekin has established that Daesh’s smuggled oil is exported to Turkey by BMZ, a shipping company controlled by none other than Bilal Erdogan, son of “Sultan” Erdogan. At a minimum, this violates UN Security Council resolution 2170. Under the light of Putin’s message of going after anyone or any entity engaged in facilitating Daesh’s operations, Erdogan’s clan better come up with some really good excuses.

 

Read more....   https://www.rt.com/op-edge/322613-russia-isis-anti-terrorism-operation-syria/

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The Latest: Mali declares state of emergency

November 20, 2015

 

"BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The latest on the attack on a hotel in the Malian capital of Bamako. (All times local):

11:46 p.m.

Mali state television says the government has declared a 10-day state of emergency beginning at midnight.

The announcement late Friday night attributed to the government also declared three-day period of national mourning beginning Monday for the dead in the attack at the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali's capital.

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11:52 a.m.

Air France has cancelled its Paris-Bamako flight after gunmen attacked a hotel in the Mali capital.

Air France spokesman Ulli Gendrot said the "3852 flight has been canceled." It was due later Friday.

The attackers seized about 170 hostages on Friday morning at the Radisson Blu Hotel.

A Malian military official has said at least three people are confirmed dead in the attack and that more than 100 hostages are believed to be held."

lots happened in between those 12 hours

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/4debb9d37ce1415994f0c96b2f05a323/latest-air-france-cancels-flight-after-attack-mali

 

 

 
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US Congresswoman Introduces Bill To Stop "Illegal" War On Assad; Says CIA Ops Must Stop

 

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.”

 

For those who missed it, here’s the clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHkher6ceaA

That was before Paris. 

 

Well, in the wake of the attacks, Gabbard has apparently had just about enough of Washington vacillating in the fight against terror just so the US can ensure that ISIS continues to destabilize Assad and now, with bi-partisan support, the brazen Hawaii Democrat has introduced legislation to end the "illegal war" to overthrow Assad. 

Gabbard, who fought in Iraq - twice - has partnered with Republican Adam Scott on the bill. Here's AP:

Read more....  http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-11-21/us-congresswoman-introduces-bill-stop-illegal-war-assad-says-cia-ops-must-stop

 

US-led coalition hits ISIS with 20 airstrikes in Iraq, no strikes in Syria

A US-led coalition targeted Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Iraq with 20 airstrikes on Thursday, Reuters reported. The attacks were concentrated near Ramadi, where five tactical units were hit and fighting positions were destroyed. A headquarters building for the militant group was damaged, the military said on Friday. There were no strikes in Syria, according to the statement.

 

ISIS claims attack on army in eastern Yemen

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) claimed responsibility for an attack on Yemen’s army in the eastern region of Hadramawt on Friday. The attack left at least 19 Yemeni soldiers and 35 militants killed, Reuters said, citing a security source. Another security source said earlier on Friday that Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) was responsible for the attack.

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