‘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 [...]

Obama Tells UN General Assembly ‘The Cause Of Empire Leads To The Graveyard’

By: Wednesday September 24, 2014 9:29 am

In what may be one of the most well publicized acts of cognitive dissonance in history US President Barack Obama, leader of the most powerful empire in the world, told the United Nations General Assembly that “the cause of empire leads to the graveyard.” Not surprisingly, Obama was not talking about US foreign policy in [...]

Obama’s War In Syria Finding Few Supporters

By: Wednesday September 24, 2014 5:49 am

We see #ISIS moving their assets… & moving their people into civilian areas – @MiddleEastGuy on strike strategy pic.twitter.com/XWh3MhmVMR — Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) September 24, 2014 Despite rhetoric that invoked terrorism and threats to the “homeland,” President Barack Obama has found little support for his unilateral decision to enter America into a war in [...]

Obama Admits Targeting Non-ISIS Group In Syria Bombing

By: Tuesday September 23, 2014 9:45 am

Remember when the reason for expanding this military campaign from Iraq into Syria was because ISIS was in both countries? It wasn’t so long ago. Well, now President Obama has announced that he also targeted a non-ISIS group in Syria. Mission creep in real time. In a press statement given earlier this morning, President Obama [...]

US Begins Bombing Syria

By: Tuesday September 23, 2014 5:47 am

Yesterday the US began bombing yet another country in the Middle East with strikes targeting ISIS forces in Syria. According to the Pentagon, the strikes were aimed at 20 different ISIS targets within Syria. US government officials also told ABC News that strikes were joined by Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab [...]

Syrian War Expected To Take ‘Several Years’, Now Other Group In Syria ‘Threat To US’

By: Monday September 22, 2014 5:48 am

JUST IN: NBC News confirms US airstrikes have begun in Syria. More soon on http://t.co/JUMzDJeNeA. — NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) September 23, 2014 Now that the US is expanding the war into Syria it seems ISIS is drifting out of focus. Another group, Khorasan, has been identified as a more direct threat to the United States. Khorasan [...]

Senate Votes To Give Weapons And Training To ‘Moderate’ Syrian Rebels

By: Friday September 19, 2014 5:38 am

Senate votes 78-22 to fund President Obama request to arm, train Syrian rebels. Recall that Senate vote authorizing Bush on Iraq was 77-23. — John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) September 19, 2014 Following the House, the Senate voted yesterday to approve President Obama’s plan to arm and train the so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels. They vote was 78-22 [...]

House Votes To Give Weapons And Training To ‘Moderate’ Syrian Rebels

By: Thursday September 18, 2014 5:07 am

President Obama’s self-described “fantasy” got some help from Congress yesterday as the House of Representatives passed a bill pushed by both Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to arm and train rebels in Syria. The vote was 273 to 156 and appropriated no funds yet proved controversial as both Democrats and Republicans opposed [...]

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