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Sep 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from The Washington Post: Flashes of disagreement over how to fight the Islamic State are mounting between President Obama and U.S. military leaders, the latest sign of strain in what often has been an awkward and uneasy relationship. Even as the administration has received congressional backing for its strategy, with the Senate voting Thursday to ...

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Sep 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from The Hill: The United States next week will try to secure a unanimous United Nations Security Council resolution demanding countries tighten laws to prevent the flow of foreign fighters to terror groups, national security adviser Susan Rice said Friday. "It will increase the obligations on states to try to prevent and deter the flow ...

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Sep 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Daily Beast: In an interview with The Daily Beast on Tuesday, Sen. Rand Paul discussed the war against ISIS—and in doing so, repeated a thoroughly debunked rumor about John McCain palling around with the Islamic extremist group. Needless to say, a certain famously hot-tempered five-term senator and former presidential candidate was not ...

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Sep 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

BEIRUT — A Syrian rebel group's April pledge of allegiance to al-Qaeda's replacement for Osama bin Laden suggests that the terrorist group's influence is not waning and that it may take a greater role in the Western-backed fight to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad. The pledge of allegiance by Syrian Jabhat al Nusra Front chief Abou ...

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Sep 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from THE BLAZE: The Senate voted Thursday to authorize President Barack Obama’s plan to arm and train Syrian rebels so they can fight the Islamic State, sending it to the White House for Obama’s signature into law. The vote capped a weeklong debate in Congress that had some worried that too many Republicans and Democrats ...

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Sep 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighter fires at Islamic-State (IS) militant positions, from his position on the top of Mount Zardak, a strategic point about 25 kilometres east of Mosul on September 9, 2014 (Photo creit: JM Lopez/AFP) AFP — A monitoring group said Islamic State fighters had seized a string of villages as they closed in ...

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Sep 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Sep 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from NRO: Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) plans to vote against the government-funding proposal and President Obama’s plan to arm Syrian rebels as a counterweight to the Islamic State and dictator Bashar Assad. Cruz dislikes the government-funding measure because it sets up a lame-duck session of Congress. “I intend to vote no on any continuing resolution ...

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Sep 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Sep 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from WaPo: The House on Wednesday approved President Obama’s plan to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels to counter the growing threat of the Islamic State terrorist organization even though lawmakers in both parties remain deeply skeptical about its chances for success. The Senate is expected to give the plan final approval Thursday. Despite sweeping bipartisan ...

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Sep 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from 21st Century Wire: Excerpted from In 1981, after a long-running, brutal attempted Israeli land grab of Syria’s Golan region, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 497, which called the State of Israel to withdrawal from its de facto annexation of the Golan Heights. A UN Peacekeeping Force was put in place ...

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Sep 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Reuters: Islamic State fighters shot down a Syrian war plane using anti-aircraft guns on Tuesday, the first time the group has downed a military jet since declaring its cross-border caliphate in June, a group monitoring the civil war said. The plane came down outside Islamic State's stronghold of Raqqa city, 400 km (250 miles) northeast of ...

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Sep 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

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Sep 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Filth Obama will not accept other countries putting troops on the ground because it spotlights the fact that we don't have troops on the ground. Fox and Friends this morning: MCCAUL: I have no idea. I was on the Sunday show yesterday and the idea that we're not going to have other Arab nations send their ...

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Sep 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from THE HILL: President Obama is making calls to lawmakers on Capitol Hill, urging them to support giving him authority to arm and train Syrian rebels in a vote later this week. The White House is “gratified” by early signs of support for the president’s request, but Obama will to continue to call lawmakers in ...

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Sep 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

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Sep 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

(CNSNews.com) – Secretary of State John Kerry said this week that “almost every single country on earth has a role to play” in the coalition being built against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL), but on Wednesday he signaled that there is no room in the initiative for Iran. Asked in Baghdad if the ...

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Sep 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

“Obviously, there are some risks, but what’s our other option here? If someone who says they can’t––they don’t want to do it because we can’t trust the Free Syrian Army, then what is your option, sir and ma’am, in how we are going to attack ISIS in an effective fashion?”

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Sep 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

Excerpted from The Huffington Post: As the United States begins to deepen ties with moderate Syrian rebels to combat the extremist group ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, a key component of its coalition appears to have struck a non-aggression pact with the group. According to Agence France-Presse, ISIS and a number of moderate and ...

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Sep 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from REAL CLEAR DEFENSE: As he laid out his strategy to combat the Islamic State in both Iraq and Syria, President Obama rejected the “best military advice” of his top military commander in the Middle East. Quoting two U.S. military officials, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday that Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, commander of U.S. ...

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Sep 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from NRO: While a number of Obama administration officials have avoided saying that the U.S. is now waging war on the Islamic State, the Pentagon’s spokesman didn’t shy away from the term today: “make no mistake, we are at war with ISIL,” Rear Admiral John Kirby told reporters. Keep reading

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Sep 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

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Sep 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

”But don’t pretend those military personnel, these brave men and women are not going to be caught up in the middle of a violent battle with a violent, medieval, barbaric organization. It’s fiction. They are in harm’s way. There are boots on the ground.”

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Sep 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON (AP) — A CIA spokesman says a new intelligence assessment estimates that the Islamic State group can muster between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters across Iraq and Syria, up from a previous figure of 10,000. The new assessment is based on a review of intelligence reports from May to August. It is larger than the 20,000 ...

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Sep 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Searching: Conley (pictured on the right, with a friend) tried out several different religions in college before selecting Islam Excerpted from DAILY MAIL: At least three young Minnesota women are now believed to have traveled to Syria to give aid to the ISIS terror group responsible for the brutal beheadings of American journalists, MailOnline has learned. The ...

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