PM to convene security cabinet Sunday afternoon; Syrian retaliation for airstrikes is unlikely but always possible, Likud MK says hours after IAF reportedly strikes Iranian missile shipment near Damascus
Apparently bracing for possible retaliation, Israel deployed two Iron Dome missile defense batteries in the north of the country on Sunday morning, hours after it reportedly struck a shipment of Iranian missiles bound for Hezbollah near Damascus.
RT_America: BREAKING: White House says the US may use military force against Syria
The White House says that United States President Barack Obama may approve of using military force against the Syrian government.
Early afternoon on Friday, White House press secretary Jay Carney said that the administration has a number of options in regards to handling reports that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has used chemical weapons, and those routes include but are [...]
From Liberty Blitzkrieg:
If you recall, Winston Smith’s job in George Orwell’s classic novel 1984 was to go into historical records and literally change history. He would alter photographs and text in the archives so that history would always portray “The Party” in a positive light and as omniscient.
Well folks, this behavior has arrived in America and we better nip it in the bud fast before one of these drones is [...]
Feb 4, 2013
Israel claims it bombed a weapons convoy, while Syria claimed that a research facility was hit. Who is right?
Israeli warplanes struck several targets inside Syria overnight Tuesday, including a biological weapons research center that was reportedly flattened out of concern that it might fall into the hands of Islamist extremists fighting to topple the government of Syrian president Bashar Assad, Western intelligence officials tell TIME.
The irony is thick, as [...]
American TIME magazine reported Friday evening that Israeli warplanes struck several targets inside Syria in an alleged raid Tuesday night, including a biological weapons research center that was reportedly flattened out of concern that it might fall into the hands of Islamist extremists fighting to topple the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
The report is based on comments made by Western intelligence officials.
TIME explained that only two airstrikes had been [...]
French Troops Intervene in Mali Crisis
PARIS, January 12 (RIA Novosti) – French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has confirmed that a French military contingent arrived in Mali to help the government troops stop the advance of Islamist militants to the country’s south.
“The advance of the terrorists must be stopped, otherwise all of Mali will fall into their hands, presenting a threat to all of Africa and Europe,” Fabius said in a [...]
JERUSALEM (AP) — With little notice, Israel has launched a blistering air offensive against the Gaza Strip’s ruling Hamas militant group. Here’s a look at why the violence erupted, the goals of the warring sides and how it may end:
Israel opened its offensive with a surprise airstrike on Nov. 14 that killed the shadowy leader of Hamas’ military wing. Since then, it has carried out hundreds of airstrikes in [...]
The top leader of Hamas dared Israel on Monday to launch a ground invasion of Gaza and dismissed diplomatic efforts to broker a cease-fire in the six-day-old conflict, as the Israeli military conducted a new wave of deadly airstrikes on the besieged Palestinianenclave, including a second hit on a 15-story building that houses media outlets. A volley of rockets fired from Gaza into southern Israel included one that hit a vacant school.
Speaking at a news conference [...]
November 15, 2012
Israel says it is considering ground operations in Gaza amid an escalation in violence as Israeli tanks and troops deploy along the border.
The Israeli army says three people in Israel were killed by a Hamas rocket following the bombardment of Gaza by Israeli aircraft, tanks and naval gunboats.
Hamas fired dozens of rockets into southern Israel, killing three people, following reported numerous airstrikes by Israel across the Gaza Strip.
Full On War In The Middle East Is ON!
#MuslimBrotherhood calls for million-man march on friday against Israhelli attacks on #Gaza
Muslim Brotherhood calls for protests before major mosques nationwide today to demand government sever ties with Israel
The Muslim Brotherhood called for protests before major mosques nationwide on Thursday afternoon to demand that the Egyptian government sever diplomatic and trade ties with Israel.
The group also called for a rally at Al-Azhar Mosque [...]
November 14, 2012
Headlines are crossing that Israel is launching more air strikes in Gaza, according to Bloomberg.
Airstrikes began earlier this morning, and the Israeli Defense Force said it killed Hamas’ top military leader, Ahmed Al-Jabari.
Bloomberg says Channel Two shows columns of smoke rising over the Gaza strip now, and that Aribiya is reporting nine dead in the strip.
We just saw a big surge in oil on the news:
Full story here.
The Syrian opposition says it has been promised western military support in return for forming a united front, in advance of a donors’ conference in London on Friday intended to consolidate the new rebel coalition.
British diplomats said Friday’s expert-level meeting would discuss purely non-lethal aid to the National Coalition of Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, formed on Sunday in Doha, but neither the UK nor French governments are ruling out [...]
Iranian TV announces upgrades to short-range missiles and more powerful naval engine
Fateh-110 missile with range of about 180 miles included in upgrades
Israel has said it is contemplating air strikes on Iran’s nuclear sites
Israel is planning a military strike against Iran’s nuclear programme before November, security sources in Israel have claimed.
British officials say prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has begun a process of ‘sounding out’ his voters to gauge support for airstrikes [...]
Talk of a joint U.S.-Israeli military strike on Iran has waned recently — while talk of U.S.-Israel cyberattacks have taken its place — but that hasn’t stopped Iran, Israel and the U.S. from continuing “to prepare all other options“ for a possible strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities.
U.S. defense contracts, an Iranian F-16 acquisition, and Israel’s new military preparations suggest that all sides are getting ready for whatever may come.
Among recent U.S. defense contracts that could relate [...]
An American hostage held by Al Qaeda urges Barack Obama to meet the militant group’s demands and set him free in a video released by Al Qaeda yesterday.
Warren Weinstein, who was taken prisoner in Pakistan last August, tells the U.S. President: ‘My life is in your hands,’ and says: ‘If you accept the demands, I live, if you don’t accept the demands, then I die.’
The two-minute 40-second video was posted [...]
March 5, 2012
Arizona Republican Senator John McCain is calling fort airstrikes on Syria. McCain said the strikes would “protect” civilians from alleged violence perpetrated by the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
Similar bombing raids under identical pretense in Libyakilled thousands of civilians, according to human rights groups. NATO claims the targets it hit during the so-called civil war were legitimate military targets. NATO warplanes flew 18,000 sorties during the 7-month campaign, which ended [...]
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US Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum won all three republican voting contests last night. Let’s just remind our viewers what some of his thoughts are regarding foreign policy and Iran…remember what he said on the campaign trail about nuclear scientists ending up dead being a good thing? He’s also advocated airstrikes on nuclear facilities. As we hear the drum beat of war between the [...]
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
“…it would be far more preferable if the United States could cite an Iranian provocation as justification for the airstrikes before launching them. Clearly, the more outrageous, the more deadly, and the more unprovoked the Iranian action, the better off the United States would be.
Of course, it would be very difficult for the United States to goad Iran into such a provocation without the rest of [...]
Global elite maneuver into position for final leg of Middle East campaign, one year into “Arab Spring,” one step closer to global hegemony.
December 18, 2011
Nearly every option described within the Fortune 500-funded Brookings Institution 2009 “Which Path to Persia?” report in regards to US-initiated regime change in Iran has been carried out to the letter. From proposals to fund and arm terrorist organizations like the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), to fomenting foreign-backed “color [...]
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December 6, 2011
The New York Times reported last week that President Obama decided not to apologize to Pakistan about the U.S. airstrikes that killed Pakistani soldiers near the Afghan border in part because he did not want to be seen to be overruling his military commanders yet again. How ironic that the president should feel the need to accept the advice of his military leaders on diplomatic matters while [...]
August 24, 2011
Now that NATO is within reach of overthrowing Gaddafi, the corporate media is rife with reports that al-Qaeda, tribal warlords, and disenfranchised former Gaddafi bureaucrats had plenty of help from the U.S., Britain, and NATO in the “Arab Spring” operation to install a government amenable to the globalists.
“Special forces troops from Britain, France, Jordan and Qatar on the ground in Libya have [...]
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 8:02 PM EDT Gadhafi Speaks, Says Retreat was a ‘Tactical Move’
Moammar Gadhafi spoke to Libyans early Wednesday morning, calling his retreat from the Bab Al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli a “tactical move.”
Al-Urubah, a television station that can be categorized as loyal to Gadhafi, said the long-time Libyan leader gave a radio address from an undisclosed location. Gadhafi vowed to continue the fight [...]
PARIS (AP) — France’s foreign minister said Tuesday Paris has had contact with emissaries from Moammar Gadhafi who say the embattled Libyan strongman is “prepared to leave.”
Alain Juppe said that while the contacts do not constitute proper negotiations, “everyone (involved in Libya’s civil war) has contacts with everyone else. The Libyan regime sends its messengers all over, to Turkey, to [...]
KABUL, Afghanistan — The top U.S. generals in Afghanistan are apologizing for an airstrike that killed civilians in southwestern Afghanistan.
Gen. David Petraeus, Lt. Gen. David Rodriguez and the commander of the southwest say NATO’s top priority is to prevent civilian casualties and it takes such cases very seriously. In a joint statement issued early Monday by U.S. Marine Maj. Gen. John Toolan, they said the airstrike [...]
WASHINGTON – The U.S. and NATO will continue military operations in Libya as long as Moammar Gadhafi keeps attacking his people, the White House said Friday as top U.S. officials met in Washington with leaders of the Libyan opposition.
President Barack Obama’s national security adviser, Tom Donilon, met at the White House with a delegation from the Libyan Transitional National Council, including top representative Mahmoud [...]
NATO has asked the United States to continue participating in airstrikes over Libya through late Monday, ABC News has learned.
PRINCETON, NJ — A Gallup poll conducted Monday finds more Americans approving than disapproving of the military action against Libya by the United States and other countries.
The March 21 poll was conducted just days after the United States joined other countries in conducting airstrikes against Libya to enforce a United Nations no-fly zone. The U.N. passed a resolution calling for a no-fly zone in response [...]