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Iraqi Army Downs Two UK Planes Carrying Weapons for ISIS

There have already been been numerous reports that US led coalition planes have been air dropping supplies and weapons to Islamic State terrorists….

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Middle East

Bank of ISIS

“The number popularly talked about is $2 billion,” said Tom Keatinge, Director of the Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies at The Royal United Services Institute… 406 more words

A wide-scale offensive: Iraqi forces look to retake city of Tikrit from ISIS' firm grip

IRBIL, Iraq (CNN) — Iraqi forces are doubling down efforts to retake the city of Tikrit from ISIS, even uniting Sunni and Shiite fighters in the mission. 643 more words

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Fight against Islamic State demands a Syrian solution

My latest Ideas@TheCentre article (27 February 2015):

Speaking in federal parliament on Wednesday, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop lamented the sexual slavery and abuse facing the ‘increasing number of young females’ joining Islamic State (IS).

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Foreign Policy

Turkey to Explore for Oil in Iraqi Kurdistan: Minister

“Turkey said Monday it has clinched deals to explore for oil in Iraqi Kurdistan, a venture made possible by agreements with the central Baghdad government and the autonomous region. 48 more words

AWKWARD - Susan Rice Gets Selected To Tell AIPAC The 'Hard Sell' - That Obama Administration Is Acquiescing To Iran

Earlier today Samantha Power was designated to play the role of ‘good cop’, and make the case, albeit difficult given her life’s work to undermine Israel, that President Obama and the current U.S. 210 more words

Centinel2012 reblogged this on Centinel2012 and commented:

The simplest solution is always the best one and from watching Obama for 6 years now the simplest solution to what does Obama want is --- he wants to reestablish the Caliphate in Iran or Turkey. Remember the Green revolution when he took office and did nothing but then started the Arab spring in the Sunni countries! He supports the theocracies but not the secular governments. He isn't smart enough to figure out the details and may even think the two sects can work out their differences, but in any case he is a supporter of the Islamic belief system as perverted as it is, so the best we can hope for is that we live through the next 2 years and Obama actually leaves office which is not certain at this time.