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Obama approves $800m funding for terrorist groups in Syria and Ukraine

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President Barack Obama has signed the Pentagon funding bill giving $800 million in aid to both “moderate rebels” in Syria and the Kiev regime. Obama also vowed to work around provisions blocking the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2015 …

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Act of War: Israeli warplanes begin bombing inside Syria

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Israeli warplanes have struck targets near the international airport in the Syrian capital, Damascus, Israeli and Syrian media says. The reports said the attack happened Wednesday morning. There were no immediate comments from the Syrian government on the issue. In October, the Israeli military launched a number of artillery attacks against Syrian …

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Russia destroying ISIS, as United States gets desperate

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Perhaps the most amusing thing about Russia’s intervention in Syria is the degree to which it made the world wake up and question the West’s “anti-ISIS” strategy. While everyone has been quick to characterize Moscow’s actions as the latest and perhaps greatest example of Vladimir Putin calling Washington’s bluff, it’s important …

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United States airdrops 50 tons of ammo to ISIS linked terrorists in Syria

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U.S. officials confirmed on Monday the Obama administration has air dropped 112 pallets of ammunition to jihadist fighters in Syria. CNN reports: C-17s, accompanied by fighter escort aircraft, dropped small arms ammunition and other items like hand grenades in Hasakah province in northern Syria to a coalition of rebels groups vetted …

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Russia: western air strikes in Syria illegal under UN charter

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today during a news conference air strikes in Syria by France and Britain are in violation of the Charter of the United Nations. Lavrov said during a meeting of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday Russia is conducting military action in Syria at the request …

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Syria: US wants to topple Assad, not ISIS

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It was only two years ago that western governments were looking for excuses to go in and invade Syria in order to topple the former eye doctor and now President, Bashar al-Assad. Obama sought congress approval to go in and take out Syrian army forces but was rejected. Whilst the UK parliament voted 285 to …

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US demanded Greece close airspace to Russian humanitarian aid for Syria

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The government in Athens has refused a demand by the United States to close its airspace to Russian aircraft ferrying what it describes as humanitarian aid to Syria. “On Saturday, U.S. Embassy [in Athens] appealed to the Greek government with a request to prohibit the flights of Russian aircraft in the FIR …

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US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria have killed 459 civilians

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U.S. airstrikes targeting ISIS in Iraq and Syria have likely killed at least 459 civilians over the past year, a report by an independent monitoring group said Monday. The report by Airwars, a project aimed at tracking the international airstrikes targeting the extremists, said it believed 57 specific strikes killed civilians …

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CIA spending $1 billion a year to arm and train Syrian ‘rebels’

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Key lawmakers have moved to slash funding of a secret CIA operation to train and arm rebels in Syria, a move that U.S. officials said reflects rising skepticism of the effectiveness of the agency program and the Obama administration’s strategy in the Middle East. The House Intelligence Committee recently voted …

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NBC knowingly lied to try start a war with Syria

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An NBC News journalist is involved in a harrowing scene of battlefield danger. The journalist’s first-person story serves as the dominant narrative for years—but it turns out to be wrong, very wrong. Sound familiar? This isn’t the Brian Williams scandal. It’s worse: the story of the December 2012 kidnapping and …

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ISIS authorized to call in US airstrikes in Syria

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The Obama administration is preparing to equip the so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels with the ability to order U.S. air strikes despite the group’s admitted allegiance to the Islamic State. Members of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) will be provided with radios to call in strikes from American B-1B bombers as …

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Who will profit from the wars in Iraq and Syria?

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If there’s one thing we should have learned over the past 13 years of war, it’s that war is good business for those in the business of war. Unfortunately, while profits for the Pentagon’s contractors increase, so does the cost to taxpayers in billions in waste, fraud, and abuse. As …

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Assad calls for US to stop funding and arming ISIS

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The fight against terrorism must begin by placing more pressure on those countries which are supporting and financing insurgents in Syria and Iraq, Syrian President Bashar Assad said while speaking with an Iraqi security official in Damascus. Assad’s comments were made during a Tuesday meeting with Iraq’s national security adviser, …

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CIA run ISIS executes 700 in Syria

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The Islamic State group (IS) has executed 700 people from a Syrian tribe it has been battling in eastern Syria over the past two weeks, the majority of whom were civilians, a Syrian monitoring group said Saturday. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has consistently tracked violence on …

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Enemy inside the gates: Syria’s main foe is ‘foreign-sponsored terrorists’

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Syrian President Bashar Assad is not caught in a traditional civil war, but is rather struggling against an extra-state-sponsored war of terrorism to bring down his government, according to Russian experts. Today, Western countries are implementing the primitive tool of ‘state-sponsored terrorism’ to influence the internal situation in foreign countries, …

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Obama war machine announces invasion of Syria

CNN reports this afternoon that the Pentagon has finalized plans to attack Syria and forcefully depose its leader, Bashar al-Assad, under the cover of securing weapons of mass destruction and preventing “sectarian violence” it has fomented by supporting and training the Free Syrian Army. “The U.S. military has completed its own planning for …

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Turkey attempts to trigger war vs. Syria

After over a year of harboring foreign terrorists and supporting their operations near and across the Turkish-Syrian border, NATO-member Turkey has claimed it has retaliated with military force against “targets” inside Syria for an alleged attack on Turkish territory that it has blamed on the Syrian government. Despite heavily armed listed-terrorist organizations …

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