Neocons Want To Try Nation-Building In Iraq Again

By: Wednesday November 19, 2014 8:05 am

While it is no secret that many hawks in Congress are in favor of sending US ground forces into Iraq and Syria to fight ISIS, now the prospect of “nation-building” has reentered the discussion. Nation-building was one of the more controversial projects of the US occupation of Iraq. Not only does a nation-building policy often [...]

Groups In Egypt And Libya Pledge Allegiance To ISIS

By: Tuesday November 11, 2014 4:22 am

Militant Islamist groups in both Libya and Egypt have now pledged loyalty to ISIS and recognized the Islamic State. Despite efforts by governments in Iraq, Syria, neighboring states, and the US it appears ISIS has been able to continue to spread throughout the region. Though it is, in theory, incumbent upon Muslims to pledge loyalty [...]

ISIS and Al-Qaeda Takeover Base Of US-Backed Rebel Leader In Syria, Gain US Weapons

By: Monday November 3, 2014 5:54 am

Nearly 19% of the ammunition ISIS has been using originated in the United States: http://t.co/AEpOakWVyc pic.twitter.com/sK5h957Nqb — Rep. Walter Jones (@RepWalterJones) October 7, 2014 The Al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria, Jabhat al Nusra, was joined by ISIS in a successful operation that took over the headquarters of a prominent US-backed rebel leader in┬áDeir Sinbul, Syria. The [...]

Video Shows ISIS Getting Weapons Meant For Kurds, Pentagon To Investigate

By: Wednesday October 22, 2014 7:04 am

The Department of Defense has launched an investigation into its airdrop program for Syria after a video surfaced on youtube showing ISIS fighters going through an airdrop package meant for Kurdish forces. The airdrop occurred around the contested city of Kobani and included weapons intended to help Kurdish fighters defend the city from ISIS. Instead, [...]

US Aid In Syria Going To ISIS

By: Tuesday October 21, 2014 5:43 am

Lots of American bombs have been dropped on ISIS, but they're still gaining ground – http://t.co/jJx1a7SEpR pic.twitter.com/dX0TyUx4E1 — CBS News (@CBSNews) October 14, 2014 As if it was not tragic enough that much of the military equipment and munitions ISIS is using is supplied by the US via the Iraqi National Army, now it has [...]

Saudi Arabia Ramps Up Beheadings As US Condemns ISIS For Beheadings

By: Monday October 20, 2014 10:38 am

In the two months since the US and gulf state allies have begun attacking ISIS in Iraq and Syria the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has had a wave of executions. Like ISIS, the Saudis use the method of beheading for execution. The US has condemned ISIS’ use of the practice yet has remained silent on [...]

Obama Administration Wants New Fantasy Rebels In Syria

By: Thursday October 16, 2014 7:34 am

The fantasist is a hard creature to tame, if for no other reason than he or she always has somewhere outside of reality to escape to when the facts get harsh. So it is with President Obama’s self-admitted fantasy of having moderate Syrian rebel forces aligned with US interests that can alter the reality on [...]

CIA Study Shows That Supporting Syrian Rebels Unlikely To Work

By: Wednesday October 15, 2014 5:49 am

President Barack Obama is not the only one who thinks arming the Syrian rebels is a “fantasy,” an exhaustive study by the CIA shows that throughout the agency’s history covert support of rebel fighters has had very little success. According to The New York Times, the still classified study was commissioned in 2012 and continued [...]

Turkey Denies US Claims About Allowing Use Of Military Base To Fight ISIS, Bombs Kurdish Fighters

By: Tuesday October 14, 2014 5:37 am

Mideast violence spreads as Turkey bombs Kurdish militants http://t.co/i72P7o3WDk — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) October 14, 2014 It seems the Obama Administration jumped the gun on announcing that the US would be allowed to use its military base in Turkey to attack ISIS forces in Iraq and Syria as the Turkish government is now flatly [...]

ISIS Advancing Towards Baghdad

By: Monday October 13, 2014 5:51 am

Though there has been a sustained US-led bombing campaign against ISIS in Iraq and Syria for weeks, the militant group is still progressing towards Baghdad. ISIS has steadily expanded its power in Sunni-dominated Anbar province where it is now estimated to control 80% of the territory and has overrun forces loyal to Baghdad consistently. Anbar [...]

Unrest Spreads In Turkey As ISIS-Friendly Government Clashes With Kurds

By: Friday October 10, 2014 5:54 am

Civil unrest has been steadily increasing in Turkey as ISIS fights to fully takeover the Kurdish dominated city of Kobani that sits on the Syrian-Turkish border. This week has seen riots throughout Turkey in cities where Kurds are present with Turkish authorities yelling pro-ISIS slogans and hitting protesters with water cannons and tear gas. The [...]

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