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State Department Testimony: Rebels Cannot Defeat Assad

Breitbart, by FRANCES MARTEL:

The Islamic State has gained momentum in both Syria and Iraq while allegedly “moderate” groups against President Bashar al-Assad in the former nation have suffered increasing setbacks. 539 more words

Counter Jihad Report

President Obama Yet to Return to Congress for Further Congressional Authorization in War Against ISIS

Congressional authorization of the U.S. war against Islamic State extremists has gone nowhere in two weeks since President Barack Obama vowed to coordinate with lawmakers on a stronger legal basis for military action, prompting growing frustration with the White House. 682 more words

American News

Tomgram: David Vine, A Permanent Infrastructure for Permanent War

The Bases of War in the Middle East
From Carter to the Islamic State, 35 Years of Building Bases and Sowing Disaster

By David Vine… 3,847 more words
Military Madness

About that grand ISIS-Nusra alliance

Both Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi at Syria Comment and Scott Lucas at EA WorldView are calling bullshit on this supposed alliance between Nusra and ISIS, for reasons… 336 more words

Furriners

ISIS and Nusra and bears, oh my!

You know how there’s been a concern that the U.S. air campaign in Syria could drive ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra into some kind of alliance… 434 more words

Furriners

WTF? US AUTHORIZES ‘OPERATION FRENEMY’ IN SYRIA

by Gidon Ben-Zvi

Up until now as confusing as Bashar al-Assad’s wispy moustache, America’s war against ISIS in Syria will soon hone in on who the enemy exactly is by incorporating that most effective weapon of mass distraction: the text message. 249 more words

Middle East