“The War on Terror”

Behind the headlines in the “War on Terror”. Otherwise known as the “Fraud of Terror”, which employs flase flags, double agents and a compliant media to create the illusion of a war waged by radical Islamists. When it is in fact being orchestrated by Western intelligence

Turkish tanks near the border with Syria. Click to enlarge

Islamic State gains ground in besieged Kurdish town despite US air strike

Islamic militants continue a relentless advance to which the U.S. responds with a SINGLE overnight air strike while neighbouring Turkey watches

Turkey demands US target Assad as price of co-operation

Self interest and subterfuge help Islamic militants gain ground in their advance, while Turkey demands that the U.S. removes Assad as a precondition to their fighting the militants

Netanyahu's most recent Iranian diatribe at the U.N. Click to enlarge

Israel’s prime minister is obsessed with Iran. The rest of Israel? Not so much

Netanyahu’s pre-occupation with Iran is beginning to verge on dangerous obsession. Dimi Reider explains

Cameron talked the talk at conference. But after the bombing, what then?

What happens if our Kurdish allies and non-existent “moderate” Syrian fighters – described by Vice-President Joe Biden last week as largely “shopkeepers” – don’t overthrow the monstrous “Islamic State”?

Those who favour this action claim to care about massacres and persecution. But in fact they want to be seen to care, writes Hitchens. Click to enlarge

Dragged into a war by clowns who can’t even run a railway

Wars cause far more atrocities than they prevent. In fact, wars make atrocities normal and easy. If you don’t like atrocities, don’t start wars. It is a simple rule

Biden’s remarks on Syria about allies are ‘disingenuous’: Rickard

Part of the problem, says the former U.S. intelligence official Scott Rickard, is that “the US public is completely misled by their politicians and their news media”

Iran to Launch 3 New Satellites with More Powerful Launchers

The announcement that Iran will soon launch three new satellites into orbit comes amid suggestions that it may also have doubled the range of its ballistic missiles

Islamic State beheads British hostage Henning in new video

The timing alone should rouse suspicion. Just as Britain contemplates striking terrorists in Syria, they post a video of their beheading the charity worker. Almost goading a strike

John's father, Paul Cantlie reads his appeal from his hospital bed. Click to enlarge

John Cantlie: Father of British Isis hostage appeals for his release

It may sound like a contradiction but we explain why this appeal could be an example of heartless cynicism.

Turkish soldiers face Islamic State positions near Kobani. Click to enlarge

Turkey approves military incursions against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq

Opening the way for NATO’s ‘intervention’ in both nations

A Poison Pill for the Iran-Nuke Deal

A veteran CIA analyst on recent efforts to derail an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program

U.S. Considers a No-Fly Zone to Protect Civilians From Airstrikes by Syria

The U.S. is pondering imposing a no-fly zone over Syria, just like it once did over Libya and Iraq. Although this time it would be to “protect civilians”

Congressman Adam Kinzinger

US Congressman Calls For No-Fly Zone Over Syria

Despite the ‘humanitarian’ pretext we shouldn’t forget that recent western military ‘interventions’ have all been preceded by the imposition of no-fly zones

US targets Syria infrastructure rather than militants: Sabrosky

US Army War College graduate and Marine Corp veteran, Alan Sabrosky says Western air strikes targeting Syrian infrastructure not militants

The primary purpose of the deal is to permit the US to continue training Afghanistan’s roughly 350,000 security forces. Click to enlarge

US troops to stay in Afghanistan until 2024 after officials sign security pact

The longest war in US history just got a little longer as a new deal will allow US troops to remain in Afghanistan for another decade

Iran to extend military aid to Lebanon: Official

Iran will provide military equipment and advice to help Lebanon fight Islamic militants. In making the announcement the Iranian official described the international coalition against ISIS and terrorism as “infected and fake.”

Former commander of British ground forces, General Lord Richards

Striking ISIS is futile, says top British general

Former head of British military warns that air strikes alone will not defeat ISIS. To effectively deal with the militants troops will have to be deployed on the ground

It’s perfectly reasonable to negotiate with villains like Isis, so why don’t we do it and save some lives?

In this part of the world exchanging captives goes back to the time of the Crusades. So what’s stopping the West?

Iran state TV BBC tried to steal from ‘archives’

Not beyond the bounds of possibility given the BBC’s record for tailoring news coverage to suit Western foreign policy.

Erdogan: Turkish troops could be used to establish secure zone in Syria

In other words a NATO member could militarily seize parts of Syria on “humanitarian” grounds. If that happens expect the current crisis to escalate into a region-wide conflict