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The Latest: Russian strikes pound Syrian rebels near Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The latest on the war in Syria, including Russian warplane shot down by Turkey. All times local:

4:10 p.m.

Syrian rebels say Russian forces are pounding insurgent-held areas in Syria’s Latakia province, unleashing a wave of airstrikes on mountains near where a Russian jet was shot down the previous day. 1,529 more words

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Turkey Shoots Down Russian Jet. Kills Pilots in the Air. Obama to "Rebuke" ISIS By Attending Climate Change Summit. "Hello, McFly!!!"

And, you don’t believe we’re on the Eve of Destruction… – Barry McGuire (1965)

The Washington Post reports that

BEIRUT — NATO faced being thrust into a new Middle Eastern crisis on Tuesday after warplanes from member state Turkey shot down a Russian jet that Turkish officials said had violated their country’s airspace on the border with Syria.The incident marked a serious escalation that is likely to further strain relations between Russia and the NATO alliance.

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ISIS War Shifts As Turkey Emboldened

Short Term Memory Loss. There are a few Biblical expressions that warn against ego, pride, condemnation and slander; Matthew 7:3 – “Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?” And again in 7:5 – “You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the peck from your brother’s eye.” 752 more words


A Belated Response to Glenn Greenwald

I fear that perhaps too much time has passed since Glenn Greenwald catapulted me to my not quite five minutes of fame by responding to a… 3,003 more words

Syrian rebels advance against ISIS in the border region

Western-backed Syrian rebels gained ground against ISIS on 21 November 2015. The advance occurred along the Turkish-Syrian border. The territory regained by the rebels includes villages Delha and Harjalah. 67 more words

Geopolitical Game In The Islamic World

The new route of Russian Tu-160 bombers to Syria

Russia used unusual route to Syria for its heavy strategic Tu-160 bombers. Instead of flying from Russia over the Caspian Sea, Iran, Iraq and into Syria, as Russian military aircraft usually do, Tu-160s went from their northern Olenegorsk base around Europe, over Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean, from which they launched their missiles. 37 more words

Geopolitical Game In The Islamic World

ISIS loses Al Hawl

It turns out that Islamic State has suffered another defeat at the hands of the Kurds. Syrian Kurds, in alliance with the Arab Syrian rebels, as well as the local Christian and tribal Arab groups, launched attack against IS in the area of Syria-Iraq border, west of Sinjar and east of Al Hasakah. 82 more words

Geopolitical Game In The Islamic World