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 [...]

Much Of ISIS’ Ammunition From US Government

By: Thursday October 9, 2014 7:54 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 law of unintended consequences strikes again. According to a study by Conflict Armament Research, much of the ammunition that ISIS is using to take over large parts of Iraq and [...]

War Industry Sees Profits Surge On Gaza, Ukraine, And Syria Conflicts

By: Tuesday October 7, 2014 10:23 am

Global turmoil and bloody conflicts are not bad news for everyone. The defense industry has been enjoying a nice run in the stock market from armed conflict breaking out across the world from Gaza to Ukraine to Syria. Much of the upside comes from the use of weapons made by US multinational corporations in conflicts [...]

Kurds Riot In Turkey As ISIS Prepares To Take Kobani

By: Tuesday October 7, 2014 5:52 am

Ataturk up in flames in the Kurdish city of Van. A reaction to Turkey's alliance with ISIS & indifference over Kobane pic.twitter.com/x1RxRdPu1Q — Azad Kurdistan (@mrgoldfink) October 7, 2014 Vice President Biden’s apologies notwithstanding, the Turkish government is facing civil unrest from its Kurdish population for its perceived alliance with ISIS as the militant group [...]

Vice President Biden Apologizes For Saying True Things About Who Funds Terrorism

By: Monday October 6, 2014 10:35 am

As hard as it is to believe, the politics of the war in Syria has gotten even more dysfunctional. Vice President Joe Biden has now apologized both to the leader of Turkey and United Arab Emirates after correctly stating – publicly – that the two nations bare considerable responsibility for the jihadists operating in Syria. It has been an open secret since the civil war began in Syria that Turkey and the Sunni gulf states were a significant source of money, arms, and recruits flowing to insurgents that were fighting the Iran-aligned Assad government.

Kurds In Syria Say US Airstrikes Not Working As ISIS Advances

By: Monday October 6, 2014 5:32 am

Two weeks after the US expanded its military campaign from Iraq into Syria the city of Kobani is set to fall to ISIS fighters. The Syrian Kurds fighting to stop ISIS’ advance have claimed that US airstrikes are not effective as ISIS simply changed tactics without missing a beat. Kobani sits on the border between [...]

‘Moderate’ Syrian Rebels Now Opposing US Airstrikes In Syria

By: Thursday October 2, 2014 5:54 am

Syrian activists telling us theyve never heard of Khorasan or its leader — Richard Engel (@RichardEngel) September 24, 2014 In an ironic twist to the ongoing and controversial US bombing campaign in Syria, the so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels are telling the Western media that they too oppose US airstrikes in Syria and think the campaign [...]

UPDATED: US Strikes In Syria Blow Up Grain Silos and Kill Civilians

By: Tuesday September 30, 2014 5:22 am

UPDATE: White House exempts Syria airstrikes from tight standards on civilian deaths. See now, it’s all good. The White House has acknowledged for the first time that strict standards President Obama imposed last year to prevent civilian deaths from U.S. drone strikes will not apply to U.S. military operations in Syria and Iraq. Original Post [...]

Was The Khorasan Group Ever An ‘Imminent Threat?’

By: Monday September 29, 2014 7:40 am

As the Obama Administration began bombing in Syria under questionable legality, a sweetener was thrown in to the propaganda campaign to get the US involved in the civil war in Syria – the Khorasan Group. Though President Obama never mentioned the group in his speech to the nation, the Khorasan Group became another part of [...]

Iraqi Prime Minister Claims ISIS Planning To Attack US And France

By: Friday September 26, 2014 5:33 am

A statement by Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi regarding ISIS planning to attack the US and France swept through the US media yesterday despite both French and American officials saying they had no such intelligence. The alleged plot was uncovered by Iraqi intelligence who informed Abadi. Though Abadi met with US officials this week he [...]

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