Syria

Where the “War on Terror” has transformed into a war of terror funded and supported by the West against Syria’s President Assad

British, Iranian leaders to discuss IS at first talks since 1979

French President Francois Hollande was also set to meet Rouhani Tuesday

US Ambassador to the UN addresses delegates. Click to enlarge

Obama’s U.N. Ambassador Admits Fight Against ISIS Designed to Take Out Assad in Syria

Obama’s UN ambassador Samantha Power says the real purpose of the fight against ISIS is to overthrow Assad

US expands airstrikes into Syria to hit Islamic State

US expands airstrikes into Syria to hit Islamic State

Despite warnings from Russia and Iran that such action could be considered a violation of sovereignty tantamount to an act of war

Ken O’Keefe on Press TV’s The Debate – Islamic State

Press TV talks to Ken O’Keefe and former U.S. intelligence officer Bob Ayers about Islamic State militants

Turkey accused of colluding with Isis to oppose Syrian Kurds and Assad following surprise release of 49 hostages

Turkey vehemently denies any colluding with Isis over the release of 49 of its diplomats

Air strikes alone will not defeat Islamic State – Tony Blair

True to form, the man who sent British troops to Iraq and Afghanistan says troops will be needed on the ground to fight Islamic State militants

The Geopolitics of Gas and the Syrian Crisis

“Opposition” armed to thwart construction of Iran-Iraq-Syria gas pipeline

“Boots on the Ground” against ISIL? US Generals Challenge President Obama on Ground Troops in Iraq, Syria

Over the past several days, both White House and Pentagon spokesmen have issued “clarifying” statements in an attempt to smooth over what increasingly suggests something close to insubordination by the top uniformed brass against the president.

Kamal al-Labwani. Click to enlarge

Prominent Syrian opposition leader urges rebel cooperation with Israel

What some regard as “terrorists” others see as “freedom fighters”. Like Kamal al-Labwani, a prominent Syrian “opposition” leader

ISIS releases Hollywood style propaganda video in response to US plans to deploy troops in Iraq threatening the 'fighting has just begun'

ISIS releases Hollywood style propaganda video in response to US plans to deploy troops in Iraq threatening the ‘fighting has just begun’

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Iran’s Rouhani Blasts ISIS and ‘Ridiculous’ U.S.-Led Coalition

President Rouhani condemns ISIS for its savagery. But also takes issue with the alliance against it, saying included nations that helped ISIS with weapons and training

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen Martin Dempsey. Click to enlarge

Dempsey: If conditions change, US ground troops could be sent to Iraq

With moves to authorise another $500 million for ‘Syrian rebels’ — to fight Islamic militants rather than overthrow Assad — Gen Dempsey admits that US troops could still be deployed

Islamic State: Assad lures President Obama into his web

A year ago, the US was planning to smash the Syrian regime with bombs and missiles – and now that it wants to smash the Isis regime with bombs and missiles, Syria will exact a price for any assistance Washington seeks

Strikes in Iraq, Syria expected under new war plan

U.S. airstrikes in Syria loom closer, despite Syrian, Russian and Iranian objections

ISIL executions ordered from US, UK?

Until recently most in the West opposed military intervention in the Middle East. The beheading videos have changed that. Are they part of a political theatre that’s being used to manipulate public opinion?

Abducted aid worker Alan Henning. Click to enlarge

UK rules out trying to save Briton held by ISIS

Hostage aid workers, beheadings on camera, together with the authorities admission that they are unable to mount a rescue, like reality TV you have to wonder if there aren’t elements of a psy-op involved here?

Alan Henning: Al-Qaeda appealed to Isis to release British aid worker following kidnap

The targeting of aid workers seems intended for maximum shock value. Even prompting condemnation from Al-Qaeda, which as we now know, was originally created by Western intelligence

World leaders gathered in Pairs to discus the IS threat. Click to enlarge

Iran won’t team with U.S. against Islamic State

From the Washington Post headline you would think that Iran was simply being obdurate and unhelpful. It isn’t. We reveal what the Washington Post tries to conceal

IS fighters execute prisoners. Click to enlarge

US Will Use “ISIS Airstrikes” in Syria as Aircover for Rebels, Hit Syrian Military Targets

The spate of recent ‘beheadings’ maybe to ramp up public sentiment to support this

Isis: world leaders gather in Paris as UK edges towards military action

Although many suspect the recent purported “beheadings” were staged, a gathering to discuss ways to deal with militants features two notable omissions. Making it essentially a war summit