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The Duran - 2019-10-23 - Original post - cached version

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Paul Antonopoulos, Research Fellow at the Center for Syncretic Studies…

Turkey began on October 9 its illegal offensive in northern Syria to expel terrorist organizations, primarily the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces and the Islamic State...

AntiWar.com Blog - 2019-07-26 - Original post - cached version

Libertarian author and podcaster Tom Woods hosted Antiwar.com editorial director Scott Horton on his show all week this week as a fundraiser to support the writing of Scott’s upcoming book on the terror wars.

Listen to the interviews here:

Day One: Current War on Terrorism Overview...

MintPress - 2019-05-03 - Original post - cached version

As predicted, the Sri Lankan Easter Day blasts which killed hundreds and injured hundreds more – have been connected to the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS).

US Ambassador to Sri Lanka – Alaina Teplitz – would openly claim foreign groups were most likely behind the attacks. Reuters in an...

Burning Blogger - 2019-03-17 - Original post - cached version

In June 2014, a group of armed militants and extremists made their dramatic journey across the Syrian border into Iraq, quickly capturing Mosul and Baiji and almost reaching the capital Baghdad. The group possessed convoys of identical Toyota trucks and the kind of arsenal some countries in the...

Burning Blogger - 2019-03-07 - Original post - cached version

This is a follow-up, I guess, to the article I last published here on the Shamima Begum or ‘ISIS bride’ media storm: but asking some follow-up questions and raising some related issues. In that other article, I asked about why the teenage girl’s situation was being so blown up in the media,...

Burning Blogger - 2019-02-22 - Original post - cached version

It’s been difficult to ignore or avoid the massive coverage, controversy and debate surrounding the ‘ISIS bride’ Shamima Begum that has dominated British news in the passed week or so. The massively inflated ‘scandal’ has created differences in opinion over what should be done with her, whether...

Consortium News - 2019-01-17 - Original post - cached version

These installations exist somewhere between light and shadow, writes Nick Turse. While acknowledged as foreign military outposts, they are excluded from the official inventory.  By Nick Turse TomDispatch Within hours of President Trump’s announcement of a withdrawal of U.S. forces from…
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MintPress - 2018-12-28 - Original post - cached version

President Donald Trump’s announcement of an imminent withdrawal of US troops from northeastern Syria summoned a predictable paroxysm of outrage from Washington’s foreign policy establishment. Former Secretary of State and self-described “hair icon” Hillary Clinton perfectly distilled the...

Burning Blogger - 2018-12-06 - Original post - cached version

Amid all the recent provocation and manuevering concerning Russia, Ukraine and the Azov Sea (see here and here), another story may have passed under a lot of peoples’ radars: concerning not the Azov Sea, but Ukraine’s Neo-Nazi ‘Azov Batallion’. It’s arguably not a huge story in itself: and I’ll...

The BRICS Post - 2018-10-20 - Original post - cached version


There is consensus that Assad’s government would not have likely survived the Islamist extremist attacks had Russia not intervened politically and militarily [PPIO]

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu told the press Saturday that his country’s...

MintPress - 2018-08-16 - Original post - cached version

NEW YORK — A recent report from the UN Security Council’s Sanctions Monitoring Team has found that many of the places in Syria where the terror group Daesh (ISIS) continues to operate, recuperate and extract oil for profit are in areas of the country occupied by the United States.

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Burning Blogger - 2018-07-24 - Original post - cached version

Admittedly, I am guilty of mixing a couple of apparently unrelated subjects here: but, as you’ll see, there’s probably good reason for doing so. There’s a big debate currently going on in the UK. The big debate is over two brutal jihadists – Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh – and their...

The Duran - 2018-06-01 - Original post - cached version

Russian English-language channel RT has scored an exclusive interview with President Bashar al-Assad (see full video below).

Speaking with journalist Murad Gazdiev, the Syrian leader addressed a number of topics ranging from the progress of the war, foreign meddling in Syria, the...

MintPress - 2018-05-17 - Original post - cached version

WASHINGTON – Just a few months after the U.S. declared ISIS in Iraq “defeated,” a new study has concluded that the U.S.-led battle to remove Daesh (ISIS) from Mosul, once Iraq’s second-largest city, ultimately killed nearly 12 times the number of civilians than were killed by the infamous terror...

MintPress - 2018-05-08 - Original post - cached version

They are the extremists. If you need proof, look no further than the Afghan capital, Kabul, where the latest wave of suicide bombings has proven devastating. Recently, for instance, a fanatic set off his explosives among a group of citizens lining up outside a government office to register to...

Dilyana Gaytandzhieva - 2018-04-29 - Original post - cached version

At least 350 diplomatic Silk Way Airlines (an Azerbaijani state-run company) flights transported weapons for war conflicts across the world over the last 3 years. The state aircraft of Azerbaijan carried on-board tens of tons of heavy weapons and ammunition headed to terrorists under the cover...

MintPress - 2018-03-27 - Original post - cached version

Over the past month there has been an increase in attacks by extremists in various parts of Iraq, but in particular, on the outskirts of cities that were previously controlled by the extremist group known as the Islamic State. “We have recorded dozens of terrorist activities in various parts of...

MintPress - 2018-03-20 - Original post - cached version

Robert Jackson, the Chief United States Prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials of Nazi war criminals, once denounced aggressive war as “the greatest menace of our time.” With much of Europe laying in smoldering ruin, he said in 1945 that “to initiate a war of aggression … is not only an...

The Duran - 2018-03-09 - Original post - cached version

ISIS has always been a big concern for Russia, just as they have been a concern for most of the civilized (and reality based) world. Russian concern and desire to eliminate this group is strong because they operate only a few hundred miles from Russian territory now. So as the activity of...

MintPress - 2018-02-21 - Original post - cached version

EUPHRATES RIVER VALLEY, SYRIA (Analysis) — While President Trump has recently hailed the defeat of ISIS, the group has been able to stave-off a complete defeat by retreating to a few, small remaining pockets in Syria.

One of these pockets, located east of the Euphrates along Syria’s...

MintPress - 2018-02-16 - Original post - cached version

By all accounts, wherever the Islamic State has gained and held territory, its residents suffer terrible oppression and deprivation. Unless you are on their wavelength, you most likely agree that ISIS rule has been calamitous for its subjects. Both Obama and Trump have pointed out their badass...

The BRICS Post - 2018-02-11 - Original post - cached version


Entire cities have been destroyed by seven years of intense warfare in Syria [Xinhua]

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has called the West’s method of democratization by force a mistake and said that change must happen over time.

“...

Consortium News - 2018-02-05 - Original post - cached version

The Kurds find themselves caught in the middle of a power struggle between the U.S., Russia, Turkey, Iran and Syria — a familiar situation that follows decades of geopolitical strife in their region, explains Ted Snider. By Ted Snider The only thing…

The Anti Media - 2018-02-04 - Original post - cached version

(MEE) — For more than two years, unmarked Israeli drones, helicopters and jets have carried out a covert air campaign, conducting more than 100 air strikes inside Egypt with the approval of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, according to a media report. Enemies in three wars, then antagonists in an...

The Duran - 2018-02-04 - Original post - cached version

Originally appeared at RussiaFeed.com

A Russian Su-25 warplane was shot down over Syria’s Idlib province in northwestern Syria on Saturday. The pilot safely ejected from his plane, but he was killed by militants on the ground.  This report, corroborated by the Russian Defense...

MintPress - 2018-01-18 - Original post - cached version

WASHINGTON (Opinion) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson presented remarks on The Way Forward for the United States Regarding Syria to the Hoover Institute at Stanford on January 17.

To start, Tillerson proved his mettle in lying for the U.S. Empire by blaming Syrian president Bashar al-...

MintPress - 2018-01-05 - Original post - cached version

The Islamic State branch in the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday called on its supporters to attack Hamas in a gruesome execution video as long-simmering tensions between the rival Islamic terror groups erupted into the open.

The 22-minute long video culminated with the execution of one of...

MintPress - 2017-12-28 - Original post - cached version

For a long time, Russia and the United States have differed on strategies in Syria, and have seen one another deliberately trying to undermine the other’s efforts. Russian Chief of Staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov sees such an effort by the US coming out of the base at the al-Tanf border.

In a...

Consortium News - 2017-12-22 - Original post - cached version

A group of U.S. intelligence veterans urges President Trump to stop his administration’s false claims about Iran being the leading state sponsor of terrorism when U.S. allies, such as Saudi Arabia, are clearly much guiltier. MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM:…

Consortium News - 2017-12-21 - Original post - cached version

Exclusive: A new study shows that U.S. government weapons ended up in the hands of Islamic State jihadists, but no one in Washington seems interested in how they got there or what President Obama knew, writes Daniel Lazare. By Daniel…

MintPress - 2017-12-20 - Original post - cached version

Damascus (Analysis) — ISIS’ so-called caliphate is, by all accounts, crumbling in Iraq and Syria as Russia, Syria, Hezbollah and Iraq have all claimed victory over the terror group.

While this may mean that the ISIS’ stranglehold over significant portions of territory in these two...

MintPress - 2017-12-13 - Original post - cached version

They heeded a Shia leader’s call-to-arms, were equipped and trained by Iran’s elite military and were forged in the crucible of war against the Islamic State.

In little more than three years the Hashd al-Shaabi, or Popular Mobilisation Units, have risen from a disparate alliance of...

Consortium News - 2017-11-30 - Original post - cached version

Exclusive: Contrary to common belief, Israel supported Iran’s Islamic Republic for more than a decade in the 1980s before shifting its favors to Saudi Arabia in the 1990s and making sure the U.S. followed suit, recalls Ted Snider. By Ted…

The BRICS Post - 2017-11-23 - Original post - cached version


Rouhani, Putin and Erdogan say the end of the war in Syria is at hand [PPIO]

The Presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey have concluded a tripartite summit on Syria in Sochi and say there is a real chance for peace now that the Islamic State has been...

The BRICS Post - 2017-11-21 - Original post - cached version


Al Assad meets with Putin in Sochi, Russia on Tuesday November 21, 2017 [PPIO]

Russian President Vladimir Putin will call his American counterpart after Syrian President Bashar Al Assad concludes his trip to the Russian port city of Sochi.

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MintPress - 2017-11-18 - Original post - cached version

Even as Iraq’s pro-government forces close in on Rawa, one of the very last strongholds of the extremist group known as the Islamic State, ordinary Iraqis everywhere are wondering where the extremists will turn up next.

A series of recent attacks and arrests are cause for concern. In...

MintPress - 2017-11-15 - Original post - cached version

On Tuesday, Turkey lambasted the US and its largely Kurdish allies in Syria, the YPG, for having made a deal that allowed 250 Daesh (ISIS) fighters and all their children and relatives to flee from Raqqa.

Turkey’s prime minister Binali Yildirim said,

The YPG terrorists...

MintPress - 2017-11-10 - Original post - cached version

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Russia are nearing an agreement on Syria for how they hope to resolve the Arab country’s civil war once the Islamic State group (ISIS) is defeated, officials said Thursday.

If clinched, the deal was expected to be announced by President Donald Trump...

Aletho News - 2017-11-08 - Original post - cached version

By M K Bhadrakumar | Indian Punchline | November 8, 2017 The two-day visit by Pakistani army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa to Tehran (November 6-7) must be noted as a significant event. Bajwa was received by President Hassan Rouhani, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Defence Minister...

MintPress - 2017-11-07 - Original post - cached version

President Donald Trump’s assertion last week that he wanted to send the New York City terror suspect to Guantanamo Bay to be held as an enemy combatant has civil liberties groups worried about the administration’s continued faith in the controversial detainment practice.

When asked Oct....

The Duran - 2017-10-23 - Original post - cached version


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Burning Blogger - 2017-10-20 - Original post - cached version

I’ve been pondering this for some time; and have tried to somewhat lay out the subject as best as I can here in this article. This is something of a thought-experiment; trying to track the various strands of consequences from a single event, but moreover, trying to understand why that event has...

MintPress - 2017-10-20 - Original post - cached version

Nothing distracts like fear. And today, former DHS chief Elaine Duke invoked one of the most traumatic episodes in US history to remind complacent Americans that al-Qaeda and ISIS are still out there, plotting deadly terror attacks meant to kill as many American civilians as possible.

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The BRICS Post - 2017-10-17 - Original post - cached version


The Syrian army said its soldiers have surrounded Islamic State elements in Deir e Zor along the eastern border with Iraq [Xinhua]

The Russian military says that the Islamic State in Syria has been nearly routed even as the Syrian Arab Army...

MintPress - 2017-10-13 - Original post - cached version

Last November, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country “won’t allow Islamic State figures or other enemy actors, under the cover of the war in Syria, to set up next to our borders,” but it appears this has already happened, to the point that a sizable ISIS training camp has...

MintPress - 2017-09-12 - Original post - cached version

There has long been speculation regarding ties between the Israeli government and the terror group Daesh, otherwise known as the Islamic State. Such speculation has been fueled by Israel’s reference to Daesh as a “useful tool” and its acknowledgment that it views a Syria under complete Daesh...

Consortium News - 2017-09-08 - Original post - cached version

Despite last-ditch efforts by Israel and its allies to salvage the “regime change” project in Syria, the looming defeat of the Western-backed jihadists marks a turning point in the modern Middle East, says ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke. By Alastair Crooke…

The BRICS Post - 2017-08-28 - Original post - cached version


The Syrian army is pushing ahead as it begins liberating major parts of rebel-held territory near the Lebanese border [Xinhua]

Syria’s national army declared a ceasefire in the Qalamoun district near the border with Lebanon on Sunday following a...

The Duran - 2017-08-23 - Original post - cached version

Though the unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia has brought the issue of Confederate monuments to the forefront of debate in the United States, the movement to take down the statues has been simmering for a while.

Just last month, the removal of a monument in New Orleans...

Aletho News - 2017-08-22 - Original post - cached version

By M K Bhadrakumar | Indian Punchline | August 20, 2017 Russia has hinted in the past that the United States is covertly sponsoring the Islamic State in Afghanistan. On Thursday, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson raised the bar by alleging that “foreign fighters” who were transferred by...

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