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First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

What will US forces do with ISIS prisoners?

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a live televised address to the nation on his plans for military action against the Islamic State, from the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington September 10, 2014. REUTERS/Saul Loeb/PoolWashington’s ramped ... [Published Raw Story - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 2 reports

Ukraine clashes continue despite truce - Europe

Fighting in Ukraine is continuing and a ceasefire signed on September 5 to end fighting between the army and pro-Russia separates is "in name only", NATO's top military commander said."The situation in Ukraine is not good right now," US Air Force General ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 20 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

Protesters in Tokyo march against planned US base in Henoko, Okinawa

Hundreds of Japanese citizens turned out in protest at the new American base being built off Henoko Bay in Okinawa Prefecture. Many critics say the base is unwanted both for political and environmental reasons. Of particular concern is what the construction ... [Published Press tv - 23 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

This Week in the Middle East

We read the news so you don't have to. Here's a look at the stories that dominated news headlines this week across the region.How being happy in Iran will get you 91 lashes(Photo via Billboard )Six Iranians arrested for appearing in a video dancing to ... [Published Beirut.com - 22 hours ago]
First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 1 reports

U.S. Army Chief on Islamic State: "I Never Rule Anything Out'

Although President Obama has been unequivocal that US forces will not return to Iraq for "boots on the ground" combat, some in his administration ( Gen. Martin Dempsey ,  John Kerry ,  Joe Biden ) have dropped hints that future events may change that. ... [Published Weekly Standard - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 2 reports

60,000 Syrian kurds flee to Turkey in 24 hours

About 60,000 Syrian Kurds fled into Turkey in the space of 24 hours,  as so-called Islamic State militants seized dozens of villages close to the border.Turkey opened a stretch of the frontier yesterday after Kurdish civilians fled their homes. They are fearing ... [Published RTE Online - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 1 reports

Airstrike kills 40 Islamic State fighters

A U.S. air strike near Mosul on Thursday (Sept. 18, 2014) killed 40 Islamic State militants near a terrorist training camp, according to a senior Defense Department official. The attack involved a single B-1 bomber. Mosul , Iraq’s second-largest city, ... [Published Defense Update - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

US to keep forces along Korean DMZ

The United States is planning to keep an artillery brigade stationed near the buffer zone that separates North and South Korea. South Korea asked the US to keep the 2nd Infantry Division’s 210th Fires Brigade at Camp Casey in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) ... [Published Press tv - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

US forces in Ukraine warning to Russia

US Army Secretary John McHugh has warned the Russian military over the crisis in Ukraine as American troops are holding war games in the European country. “If anyone questions the United States’ commitment to security in the Black Sea region, they might ... [Published Press tv - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 2 reports

REUTERS - Obama says Congress vote shows Americans united

Obama says Congress vote shows Americans unitedThe US Congress gave final approval on Thursday to President Barack Obama’s plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a major part of his military ... [Published Zaman - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

The Roundup

It’s Thursday folks. As we approach the end of the week, what’s on your mind today? International Politics Overall - Former U.S. officials warned the U.S. government, in terms of the fight against the Islamic State, all options must be placed ... [Published Firedoglake - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Obama's no-combat pledge leaves room for US forces near front lines - News

WASHINGTON — Putting U.S. military boots on the ground in Iraq doesn't necessarily mean pitching infantry units into the battlefield. The possibility raised by the top U.S. general this week of involving American forces in the ground fight against the ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 19 2014]

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...Journalist, Oded Yinon suggested that the Arab States should be destroyed from within by exploiting their internal religious and ethnic tensions: "Lebanon's total dissolution into five provinces serves as a precedent for the entire Arab world including Egypt, Syria, Iraq, and the Arabian peninsula and is already following that track. The dissolution of Syria and Iraq later on into ethnically or religiously unique areas such as in Lebanon, is Israel's primary target ... while the dissolution of the military power of those states serves as the primary short term target." The Yinon Plan aims to balkanise the Middle East and North Africa (MENA region into smaller and weaker entities or states in order to ensure the dominant...
"They (Islamic State) have destroyed every place they have gone to. We saw what they did in Iraq, in Sinjar, and we fled in fear" he told news agency Reuters in the Turkish town of Suruc where authorities were setting up a camp

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Araqchi urges end to arms supply to ISIL [Published Iran Daily - 20 hours ago]
Ukraine clashes continue despite truce - Europe [Published DailyMe.Com - 20 hours ago]
This Week in the Middle East [Published Beirut.com - 22 hours ago]
Jaafari: We must fight ISIS in Syria and Iraq [Published ASHARQ AL-AWSAT ( english) - 22 hours ago]
Protesters in Tokyo march against planned US ba... [Published Press tv - 23 hours ago]
Iraq crisis: More than 60,000 Kurds flee Syria,... [Published ABC Radio Australia - Sep 20 2014]
Ukraine clashes continue despite truce [Published Al Jazeera - Sep 20 2014]
60,000 Syrian kurds flee to Turkey in 24 hours [Published RTE Online - Sep 20 2014]
NATO: Ukraine ceasefire is 'in name only' [Published Jerusalem Post - Sep 20 2014]
War against ISIL requires planning and commitment [Published Abu Dhabi National - Sep 20 2014]
French Jets Launch Air Strike on Isis Forces in... [Published International Business Times UK - Sep 20 2014]
Airstrike kills 40 Islamic State fighters [Published Defense Update - Sep 20 2014]
A War Worth Fighting, But We're Not There Yet [Published Huffington Post - Sep 20 2014]
Fighting ISIS the right way [Published Middle East Monitor - Sep 20 2014]
What will US forces do with ISIS prisoners? [Published Raw Story - Sep 20 2014]
U.S. Army Chief on Islamic State: "I Never Rule... [Published Weekly Standard - Sep 20 2014]
Turkish hostages freed, jihadists advance in Syria [Published XinMsn - Sep 20 2014]
Turkish hostages freed, jihadists advance in Syria [Published Economic Times - Sep 20 2014]
Al-Zawahiri and Baghdadi: Rifts in Global Jihad [Published Frontier Post - Sep 20 2014]
The enablers of ISIS [Published Boston Globe - Sep 20 2014]
ISIS and the Threadbare Scenario of “War on Ter... [Published Iranian Diplomacy - Sep 20 2014]
Say no to Tony Abbott’s new war [Published Green Left Weekly - Sep 20 2014]
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On Taking The Bait [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Sep 19 2014]
Charles Krauthammer has a column his morning that is eerily in some agreement with yours truly on what happened in August. My view is that ISIS was deliberately baiting the US and the West through its horrific beheading videos, hoping to drag the US ...
The Roundup [Published Firedoglake - Sep 19 2014]
It’s Thursday folks. As we approach the end of the week, what’s on your mind today? International Politics Overall - Former U.S. officials warned the U.S. government, in terms of the fight against the Islamic State, all options must be placed ...
Part Two: As US Talks About Developing an Int'l... [Published Breitbart Feed - Sep 18 2014]
In uniting the world’s bitterest enemies in at least a verbal campaign against it, ISIS has done what few ever thought possible. Even though President Obama's hopes to craft an international military coalition against ISIS looks to be stillborn, ...
Why the Construction of an American Military Ba... [Published Global Voices in English - Sep 18 2014]
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Hagel Clarifies: US Forces Will Be on the Groun... [Published Breitbart Feed - Sep 18 2014]
Thursday at the House Armed Services Committee hearing on U.S. strategy for combating ISIS, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel attempted to clarify President Barack Obama's insistence that he is not committing U.S. troops to another war in Iraq by parsing ...
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