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Mar 31, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via AP: President Barack Obama on Tuesday released military aid to Egypt that was suspended after the 2013 overthrow of the government, in an effort to boost Cairo's ability to combat the extremist threat in the region. The White House said Obama notified Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in a phone call Tuesday that the U.S. would be ...

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Mar 31, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via Sydney Morning Herald: A Russian geopolitical analyst says the best way to attack the United States is to detonate nuclear weapons to trigger a supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park or along the San Andreas fault line on California's coast. The president of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems based in Moscow, Konstantin Sivkov said in an article ...

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Mar 31, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Washington (CNN) An Iranian military observation aircraft flew within 50 yards of an armed U.S. Navy helicopter over the Persian Gulf this month, sparking concern that top Iranian commanders might not be in full control of local forces, CNN has learned. The incident, which has not been publicly disclosed, troubled U.S. military officials because the unsafe ...

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Mar 31, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Mar 31, 2015 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday the framework Iranian nuclear agreement being sought by international negotiators will leave Iran with the capability to develop a nuclear weapon in under a year. For nearly a week, the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China have been trying to break an impasse ...

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Mar 30, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FOX NEWS: The black-clad graduates listened intently as speakers inspired them to change the world, but instead of caps and gowns, they wore masks and fatigues, and in place of diplomas, they clutched AK-47s. Photos tweeted out from the Islamic State in Syria in the last few days showed the terror group's latest “graduating class,” which ...

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Mar 30, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via Foreign Policy: As a March 31 deadline looms in the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, the United States and France, two strong allies, have found themselves increasingly at odds, at times quite publicly. While the White House has been pushing hard for consensus on the framework for a deal ahead of the deadline, Paris has been ...

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Mar 30, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Mar 29, 2015 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

Excerpted from The Hill: Syrian President Bashar Assad denies that U.S.-led airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have blunted the group's advances in the region. "Sometimes you could have local benefit, but in general if you want to talk in terms of ISIS – actually ISIS has expanded since the beginning of ...

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Mar 29, 2015 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

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Mar 29, 2015 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt) (AFP) - Arab leaders agreed on Sunday to form a joint military force after a summit dominated by a Saudi-led offensive on Shiite rebels in Yemen and the threat from Islamist extremism. Arab representatives will meet over the next month to study the creation of the force and present their findings to ...

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Mar 29, 2015 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

SANAA, Yemen — The first three days of airstrikes by a coalition led by Saudi Arabia have destroyed Yemen’s fleet of fighter aircraft and crippled military command centers, dealing a blow to Houthi insurgents, a senior defense official in Riyadh said. In a statement published Saturday evening by the Saudi Press Agency, Brig. Gen. Ahmed bin ...

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Mar 28, 2015 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from Ynet: Analysis: Israel has spent five years warning that Iran seeks Shiite domination of the Muslim world, and the Gulf States know by now not to rely on the Obama administration. Operation Storm of Resolve, designed to rescue Yemen President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's regime from the clutches of the Houthi rebels, began with ...

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Mar 28, 2015 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

(Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Iran on Thursday of trying to dominate the Middle East and said its efforts have begun annoying Ankara, as well as Saudi Arabia and Gulf Arab countries. Turkey earlier said it supports the Saudi-led military operation against Houthi rebels in Yemen and called on the militia group and its ...

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Mar 27, 2015 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Telegraph: The Islamic State (Isil) is already sending "advance guards" to Afghanistan and could expand into the war-torn country if the US withdraws too quickly, the new Afghan president warned today. A day after successfully lobbying Barack Obama to slow the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani used a speech to ...

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Mar 27, 2015 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Brilliant plan. Arm all the world's Muslim nations with nukes by starting an arms race by arming Iran. Excerpted from The Independent: Saudi Arabia will not rule out building or acquiring nuclear weapons, the country’s ambassador to the United States has indicated. Asked whether Saudi Arabia would ever build nuclear weapons in an interview with US news ...

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Mar 27, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Mar 27, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via POLITICO: Barack Obama faces a slew of Middle East crises that some call the worst in a generation, as new chaos from Yemen to Iraq — along with deteriorating U.S.-Israeli relations — is confounding the president’s efforts to stabilize the region and strike a nuclear deal with Iran. The meltdown has Obama officials defending their management ...

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Mar 27, 2015 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Bloomberg: Former Taliban prisoner and U.S. Army soldier Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl told military investigators that he left his base in June 2009 to report on misconduct in his unit and always intended to come right back. That will also be his defense if and when he faces a court martial for desertion, according ...

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Mar 26, 2015 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from PJ Media: The Senate is plowing through a slew of amendments today expected to last until midnight, dubbed the “vote-a-rama” that precedes the budget vote. One of those amendments would create an ISIS tax. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), backed by Senate Budget Committee Ranking ...

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Mar 26, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Mar 26, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Mar 26, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FOX NEWS: While the U.S. haggles with Iran over nuclear weapons, the Islamic Republic is aggressively building up a navy -- a move that has regional neighbors concerned. The focus on Tehran's nuclear weapons capabilities could be a mistake, if it comes at the exclusion of addressing the seafaring capabilities of the rogue regime, not to ...

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Mar 26, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

An anti-Islamic State leaflet dropped over parts of Syria by U.S. forces.(Photo: Defense Department) Via USA TODAY: The Pentagon is less forthcoming about the more than $1 billion it has spent on propaganda publications and broadcasts to influence attitudes and behavior in the Middle East. The military often shields its role in the efforts, including broadcasts ...

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Mar 26, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Yemenis search for survivors under the rubble of houses that allegedly were destroyed by a Saudi air strike, in Sana'a, Yemen, March 2015. (SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt) — Egyptian security and military officials say Saudi Arabia and Egypt will lead a ground operation in Yemen against Shiite rebels and their allies after a campaign of airstrikes ...

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