U.S FIGHTER JETS FLEW INTO SYRIAN AIRSPACE THIS EVENING, JORDANIAN ARMY SAYS
“@RamiAlLolah: BIG! 6 #US air fighters reportedly violated #Syria airspace ‘mistakenly’ at 6pm #Damascus time & entered a distance of 5 km!”
6 U.S fighter jets ‘mistakenly’ violated Syrian airspace this evening near Daraa, Jordanian army says
AMMAN, Jordan — The U.S. military began laying the groundwork to arm and support Syrian rebels more than a week ago, using [...]
Multinational military exercise ‘Eager Lion’ has been launched in Jordan amid condemnation from neighboring Syria and its ally Russia. The US brings Patriot missile batteries to the Syrian border, which could remain deployed afterwards.
The exercises will last for 12 days, bringing together about 8,000 personnel from 19 countries, mostly Arabic, but also including the US and Europe. The maneuvers will also involve some 3,000 Jordanian and 500 British troops.
‘Eager Lion’ [...]
A large American military force disembarked Tuesday, June 4, at the southern Jordanian port of Aqaba – ready for deployment on the kingdom’s Syrian border.
The force made its way north along the Aqaba-Jerash-Ajilon mountain road bisecting Jordan from south to north, under heavy Jordanian military escort.
Sources disclose that this American force numbers 1,000 troops, the largest to land in Jordan since the Syrian civil war erupted in March 2012.
They are [...]
“Syria should receive at least ten fighter jets from Russia, according to the manufacturer of MiG weapons.”
Syria should receive at least ten fighter jets from Russia, according to the manufacturer MiG weapons. Moscow media doubted, however, that the regime advanced S-300 missiles have been delivered.
“A Russian arms manufacturer has said it is signing a contract to deliver at least 10 fighter jets to Syria. Sergei Korotkov, general director of the MiG [...]
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly warned Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday that Moscow’s sale of a sophisticated missile defense system to President Bashar Assad could push the Middle East into war.
Netanyahu, who flew to meet Putin for emergency talks in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, told the Russian president that the S-300 had no relevance to Assad’s civil-war battles against rebel groups, and urged Moscow not to deliver [...]
Turkish F-16 fighter jet which lost contact has crashed in south of country near border with Syria, Turkish media reports -@BBCBreaking
Turkish military says loses communication with fighter jet in southern Turkey
Contact lost with fighter jet close to Syria’s border
The Turkish military says it has lost contact with one of its F16 fighter jets in a city close to the border with Syria. A search and rescue operation is underway in [...]
As the weakly protected U.S. diplomatic compound in eastern Libya came under attack the night of Sept. 11, 2012, the deputy head of the embassy in Tripoli 600 miles away sought in vain to get the Pentagon to scramble fighter jets over Benghazi in a show of force that he said might have averted a second attack on a nearby CIA complex.
Hours later, according to excerpts of the account by [...]
Special ops halted from responding to Benghazi attacks, U.S. diplomat says
As the weakly protected U.S. diplomatic compound in eastern Libya came under attack the night of Sept. 11, 2012, the deputy head of the embassy in Tripoli 600 miles away sought in vain to get the Pentagon to scramble fighter jets over Benghazi in a show of force that he said might have averted a second attack on a nearby [...]
2 missiles have been reported to have hit Jordan.
Syrian Missiles Hit Jordan: No Casualties
As Strikes Target Border Area Rebels, Stray Missiles Cross into Jordan
Nathan J Hunt ‏@ISNJH 7m
Report that at least two missiles fired from Syria have landed on Jordan side of border
Syrian missiles hit Jordan as Assad forces step up air strikes against rebels
Two air force generals said to have defected to Jordan with their MiG-21 fighter jets.
By now you’ve probably heard the news; The Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency thinks “with moderate confidence” that North Korea has developed a nuclear weapon capable of being delivered on a ballistic missile. Good news, though: The DIA thinks such a weapon would have “low reliability.”
If you’re like me, “low reliability” doesn’t exactly elicit feelings of confidence. I mean, how accurate do you need to be to do damage with a [...]
An analyst says China recognizes that the US is using North Korea’s belligerence to build up its military presence as a direct nuclear threat against China.
In the background of this there has been frightening escalation of rhetoric and threats from both North Korea and the US in the Korean peninsula. The US military build up in the area includes a chemical weapons battalion sent to South Korea and B-2 nuclear [...]
from Russia Today:
The United States has sent F-22 stealth fighter jets, to participate in ongoing military drills with South Korea. Pyongyang earlier said it was in a ‘state of war’ with the South following the latest round of sanctions over its nuclear test two months ago. In turn Seoul warned that its ready to carry out a pre-emptive strike on its neighbour, in case of imminent attack. James Corbett, host of [...]
The US urges North Korea to restrain itself from threatening the South
Stealth jets joined the annual joint defence drills between US and the South
The rogue state said it was entering a ‘state of war’ with South Korea
The United States has sent F-22 stealth fighter jets to join South Korean military exercises in a show of support for Seoul as it urged North Korea to restrain itself from making threats against [...]
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — U.S. F-22 stealth fighter jets arrived in South Korea on Sunday for exercises as part of an effort to demonstrate advanced military capabilities, seeking to deter provocations from North Korea, according to reports.
The move come after North Korea warned South Korea earlier in the weekend that the Korean peninsula had entered a “state of war,” according to an Associated Press report. Pyongyang threatened to shut down a [...]
Flight operations of F-35 were similarly suspended in January after an engine failure during test flight
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program is the Pentagon’s biggest and most expensive weapons program
Pentagon envisions purchasing more than 2,400 F-35s
The U.K., Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, Turkey, Australia, Denmark and Norway are scheduled to buy versions of the F-35
The Pentagon has suspended the flights of all 51 F-35 fighter planes after a routine inspection revealed a [...]
Two Russian bombers, capable of carrying nuclear cruise missiles, circled the U.S. island of Guam in the Western Pacific this week, U.S. military officials told NBC News. U.S. Air Force F-15 jets scrambled from Andersen Air Force Base on Guam to intercept the bombers.
According to one military official, the Russian Bear bombers remained in international airspace, the encounter between the U.S. and Russian aircraft “stayed professional” and there was no [...]
After transferring more fighter jets from inland to the coast, china is now mobilising land forces. could be in preparation for likely conflict against japan during chinese new year time. Massive military movement along the national highway in the Fujian province
Two Chilling Developments Suggest Asia May Be One Step Away From War
China and Japan, along with North and South Korean troops at the DMZ, appear one step away from armed combat [...]
Tehran tells president to ‘take care of your business’ after Israeli air strike, Israeli TV says; analyst worries about new rash of Syrian TV interviews demanding attacks on the Golan.
If it does not act in response to Israeli aggression, it will be quite embarrassing for the regime to justify the use of fighter jets and helicopter gunships in its internal conflict (for purposes of regime preservation), but not for [...]
WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul told an off-the-record meeting of conservative donors and powerbrokers Monday that he plans to file a bill that would ban sending F-16 fighter jets to Egypt.
Obama is giving ARMED FIGHTER JETS to the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD in EGYPT!!!
He’s giving them to a sect that considers JEWS to be PIGS!!!
OBANGA taking away American’s GUNS and GIVING FIGHTER JETS TO the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD!!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!!
Update on this! F16′s to Egypt!
The latest escalation in the seemingly neverending saga over a strategically located rock in the East China Sea, came hours ago, when Xinhua reported that Beijing has scrambled two J-10 jets to counter “Japanese military aircraft disrupting the routine patrols of Chinese administrative aircraft.”
This came out yesterday…
According to Japanese media, the Japanese government is considering permitting Japanese self-defense forces’ fighter jets to fire tracer bullets as warning shots against Chinese [...]
Drones have taken centre stage in an escalating arms race betweenChina and Japan as they struggle to assert their dominance over disputed islands in the East China Sea.
China is rapidly expanding its nascent drone programme, while Japan has begun preparations to purchase an advanced model from the US. Both sides claim the drones will be used for surveillance, but experts warn the possibility of future drone skirmishes in the region’s airspace is “very high”.
January 5, 2013
Japan scrambled fighter jets on Saturday to head off a Chinese state-owned plane that flew near islands at the centre of a dispute between Tokyo and Beijing, a Japanese Defense Ministry spokesman said.
The Japanese jets were mobilised after a Chinese maritime aircraft ventured some 120 kilometres (74 miles) north of the Senkaku islands, which China calls the Diaoyus, at around 12:00 pm (0300 GMT), the spokesman said.
The Chinese [...]
AFP - Saudi Arabia has provided fighter jets to assist the United States with its drone strikes against Al-Qaeda targets in Yemen, the London Times reported on Friday.
US drones are backing Yemeni forces combating militants of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). The group’s Yemen branch is considered by Washington to be the most active and deadliest franchise of the global jihadist network.
The Times cited a US intelligence source as saying [...]
Iran’s navy said Monday it test-fired a range of weapons during ongoing maneuvers near the Strait of Hormuz, the passageway for one-fifth of the world’s oil supply.
IRNA quoted Adm. Amir Rastgari, spokesman for the exercise, as saying the Iranian-made air defense system Raad, or Thunder, was among the weapons tested, along with various torpedoes and underwater and surface-to-surface rockets as well as anti-ship missiles. The Islamic Republic said it also [...]
China said it was normal for its marine surveillance aircraft to fly over the disputed Diaoyu islands after Japan scrambled fighter jets to intercept the Chinese aircraft early on Thursday.
Within hours of the incident, Communist Party of China (CPC) general secretary was quoted
by the state media as ordering the largest armed forces in the world, People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to be ready to win “regional wars.”
China and Japan are locked [...]
The Air Self-Defense Force scrambled F-15 fighter jets to the area after one of China’s State Oceanic Administration airplanes was spotted at 11:06 a.m. about 15 kilometers south of Uotsuri Island, one of the Japanese-administered Senkakus claimed by China, Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura told reporters.
It is the first-ever intrusion by China into Japanese airspace since Tokyo started tallying the number of such intrusions in 1958, according to the Defense [...]
Obama approved F-16 fighter jets as gift to Egypt
Despite instability due to the new Islamic government in Egypt, the US is sending more than 20 F-16 fighter jets to Egypt as part of a $1 billion foreign aid package.
The first four Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets are set to arrive in Egypt on Jan. 22, an unnamed source told Fox News. Although Egypt already has more than 200 such planes [...]
The BLU-109 is a so-called bunker buster, designed to “defeat an enemy’s most critical and hardened targets.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress that it intends to sell Israel some 6,900 tail kits which can turn “dumb” bombs into satellite-guided “smart bombs,” including bombs capable of penetrating hardened targets, Bloomberg Business Week reported.
Some of the hardened targets one would immediately think about are those underground nuclear plants the Iranian [...]
Egypt was preparing for rival protests in Cairo on Tuesday, ahead of a December 15 referendum on a controversial draft constitution, a day after President Mohammed Morsi granted the army police powers, including the right to arrest civilians.
US sending 20 brand new F-16s to Morsi’s Muslim B’hood
Egypt opposition fears violence from Brotherhood
9 people were hurt when unknown attackers fired at protesters camping at Tahrir Square in central Cairo on Tuesday
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood government is set to receive more tanks and fighter jets from the U.S.
These include 200 M1A1 Abrams battle tanks and “a squadron of F-16 Falcon” fighters.
Obama has a Shia Muslim scar on his head from ear to ear
WASHINGTON POST: OBAMA WRONG TO EMBRACE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD
Egypt F-16 fighter jets fly low over Cairo amid calls for protest
Clip shows gas killing lab rabbits as rebel threatens Alawite population
Paul Joseph Watson
December 6, 2012
A shocking You Tube video shows alleged Syrian rebels testing chemical weapons on lab rabbits before making threats to use them against Syria’s pro-Assad Alawite population.
The video is particularly pertinent given reports yesterday that claim President Bashar Al-Assad has ordered the Syrian military to load “the precursor chemicals for sarin, a deadly nerve gas, into aerial bombs,” [...]
Just coming in
Tweeted from Turkey Newspaper Journalist:
Turkey scrambles F-16 fighter jets after Syrian warplanes bombs Ras al-Ain on the Turkish border.
Tensions running high on the border.
Comes on heals of report that Syria is moving chemical weapons for possible attack.
Stay tuned for updates.
Rozalina Chomsky ‏@rozalinachomsky
an #assad warplane has bombed the town of ras al-ain in al-hasakah. +9 people were killed
Tweets coming in from MSM sources
Turkey sources are worried Syria may resort [...]