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First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Even Syria's Safest City Is Not The Haven It Once Was

TARTUS — Considered Syria's safest city, the coastal Alawite stronghold of Tartus is slowly feeling the war's pinch.On a given day, the sound of gunfire rings over this government-controlled city on Syria's western coast. But the gunfire isn't from clashes ... [Published Worldcrunch - 8 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

ISIS: Illusion versus reality

By Alon Ben MeirMuch has been said about President Obama’s strategy to degrade and eventually “destroy” the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Regardless of the soundness of the president’s strategy, to ensure greater success in defeating ISIS, three ... [Published Qatar Peninsula - 23 hours ago]
First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 1 reports

Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi declares all-out war

This kooky caliph has a terrible speaking style: the voice and the tone is jarring.  He thinks he is reciting the Qur'an when he speaks.  Maybe he equates his words with holy words.  But the talk is rather defensive.  He is denying takfiring the people ... [Published The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة أنباء العربي ... - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 1 reports

Be always alert to what’s ahead

THERE is a thesis that the use of Islam for political ends through violent means is an Arab phenomenon. It is an Arab problem.As a result of oppressive and autocratic regimes in so many Arab countries which deny justice and human rights and destroy lives ... [Published thestar.com.my - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Syria on the Verge: Implications for a Nation in Revolt

On Wednesday, August 10, the Middle East Institute hosted Radwan Ziadeh, Ausama Monajed, Amb. Theodore Kattouf, and Andrew Tabler for a discussion entitled “ .” The event was held at the SEIU building near MEI’s offices, and addressed the policy implications ... [Published Middle East Institute - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Canada barely understands its battle against Islamic State

The Islamic State, against which the United States and assorted real or erstwhile allies have now declared war, in a manner of speaking, beheaded American and British captives to general and genuine revulsion.Their beheadings, and various fire-breathing ... [Published Globe and Mail - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

ISIS: Illusions Versus Reality

Much has been said about President Obama's strategy to degrade and eventually "destroy" the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Regardless of the soundness of the President's strategy, to ensure greater success in defeating ISIS, three distinct interlinked ... [Published Huffington Post - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Anne Barnard is back covering Syria from Beirut: the propaganda pitch is even higher about "moderate terrorists"

"Insurgents of all stripes, except for the Islamic State group, say the Syrian government appears to be stepping up its attacks on them ahead of the threatened American air campaign. Pro-government and antigovernment analysts say Mr. Assad has an interest ... [Published The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة أنباء العربي ... - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

House Votes To Give Weapons And Training To ‘Moderate’ Syrian Rebels

President Obama’s self-described “fantasy” got some help from Congress yesterday as the House of Representatives passed a bill pushed by both Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to arm and train rebels in Syria. The vote was 273 ... [Published Firedoglake - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Cambodia supports U.S. strategy against ISIS

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced Thursday that the country supported the U.S. President Barack Obama's strategy to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)."For our stance on ISIS, previously, we have subsequently condemned the killings ... [Published China.org.cn - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Arming the Kurds builds on long history of proxy warfare in the Middle East

The German army prepares arms for the Kurds in August. Jan Woitas/EPAAn “initial gifting package”: the opaque label is wrapped around £1.6m worth of heavy machine guns and half a million rounds of ammunition, which has now reached the Iraqi town of Arbil ... [Published Conversation UK - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 2 reports

Fear And Loathing In Lebanon

#ISIS supporters vandalized churches in Tripoli #Lebanon . Graffiti reads: Islamic State is coming pic.twitter.com/faQMWXh0wg— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) September 2, 2014Sulome Anderson checks in from Tripoli, the northern Lebanese town that has become ... [Published Atlantic Monthly - Sep 16 2014]

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To discuss these issues VoR’s Dmitry Babich is joined by: Kevin Dejesus Frank Furedi Alexander Kuznetsov The discussion - DB: FF "Look at the governments that have been constructed in places like Libya or in Iraq or in certain parts of the Balkans. They’ve tended to be very much artificial creations that do not necessarily represent the hopes and aspirations of real people on the ground, and I think it is important to realise that whatever the intentions of the authors of these inclusive governments, they’ve constructed something that bares not very much of a relationship to the realities of the problems facing the people. A genuine government that is genuinely representative comes up from below – it comes about through historic process where there is an organic relationship between communities and the governments that are then created. This is a very different projector than the one that comes about by the artificial construction of a so-called inclusive government…"
"These are 80% women, children, disabled, elderly, who need our help," the UNHCR's head in Syria, Carol Batchelor, told al-Jazeera television. "We need to be able to say to the Syrian people, and to the host communities who have been helping them for three and a half years, that they have solidarity and their humanitarian life-saving needs will be met."
The BBC's Lyse Doucet: "We are trying to tell a very old Middle East story in a new way." Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian

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Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi declares all-out war [Published The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة أنباء العربي ... - Sep 20 2014]
This kooky caliph has a terrible speaking style: the voice and the tone is jarring.  He thinks he is reciting the Qur'an when he speaks.  Maybe he equates his words with holy words.  But the talk is rather defensive.  He is denying takfiring the people ...
The Tower Of Babel Comes To Paris: The Folly Of... [Published Zero Hedge - Sep 20 2014]
Submitted by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog , US imperialism was once a fearsome force - mainly for ill. Under the latter heading, Washington’s savage destruction of Vietnam four decades ago comes readily to mind. But now the American Imperium has become just ...
Rand Paul and the Foreign Policy Delusions of L... [Published Power Line - Sep 19 2014]
(John Hinderaker) Rand Paul spoke today on the Senate floor, opposing the administration’s proposal to arm and train moderate Syrian elements. In recent months, Paul has tried to position himself in the mainstream on foreign policy, and has objected ...
Anne Barnard is back covering Syria from Beirut... [Published The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة أنباء العربي ... - Sep 18 2014]
"Insurgents of all stripes, except for the Islamic State group, say the Syrian government appears to be stepping up its attacks on them ahead of the threatened American air campaign. Pro-government and antigovernment analysts say Mr. Assad has an interest ...
Infinity Journal on the Strategy of Operation P... [Published CSC Center for Strategic Communication - Sep 18 2014]
[by Mark Safranski , a.k.a. " zen "] Infinity Journal has an exclusive review up of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge campaign against HAMAS by LTC Ron Tira. Colonel Tira is the author of  The Nature of War: Conflicting Paradigms and ...
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