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FEDERALLY FUNDED AND US MILITARY TRAINED ISIS (Syrian Rebels) GO ON HORRIFIC BEHEADING SPREE

The response in the West to the horrific beheading of dozens of soldiers at a Syrian base has been muted, according to an analyst in Washington, partly because Saudi Arabia allegedly is a major backer of the perpetrators, the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and greater Syria, the ISIS. 1,076 more words

Islam

Barrel bomb developments in Iraq and Syria

There’s some interesting news out of Syria, where it seems some rebel faction (Lebanon’s Daily Star says it includes elements of the Nusra Front, which presumably rules out Islamic State participation, but doesn’t say anything beyond that) has just captured a checkpoint… 438 more words

Furriners

The Dangers of Speculation "News"

On 23 August, 2013, a chemical gas attack – perhaps the deadliest chemical weapons attack since the Iran/Iraq war- killed as many as a few hundred civilians to well over a thousand (depending on which sources you read). 587 more words

Life

Mary Beaudoin> Gas and Pipelines to the Eastern Mediterranean

…the discovery of huge reserves of natural gas and oil in the southeastern Mediterranean Sea. In 2010, the World Petroleum Resources Project of the U.S. Geological Survey was tasked with conducting an “Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of the Levant Basin Province, Eastern Mediterranean.” 2,217 more words
Military Madness

Saudi King Names New Head of Intelligence As Caliphate Established to Threaten "Moderate Muslims"

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud speaks before a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (not pictured) at his private residence in the Red Sea city of Jeddah June 27, 2014. 437 more words

If We Want to Beat Al Qaeda, We Have to Stop Arming It

by Daniel Greenfield:

Obama’s call for $500 million to arm and train Syrian Jihadist fighters couldn’t have possibly come at a more inappropriate time as Al Qaeda in Iraq menaces both countries. 865 more words

Counter Jihad Report

Desperately seeking moderate Syrian rebels | Threat Matrix

By Lisa Lundquist:

Following the news that the Obama administration, in a sudden about-face, is asking Congress for $500 million to train and equip “vetted” members of the “moderate” Syrian opposition, The Associated Press yesterday published a list, headlined “Syrian rebels likely to receive US aid.” The list raises more questions than it answers — two of the listed groups have been designated by the US as terrorist organizations….

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