Nov 06 10:23

Top General Admitting That Obama Knowingly Armed ISIS! How Is This Not Blatant Treason?

A U.S. General has made a shocking revelation saying that early on President Obama knew that ISIS was growing but made a “willful decision” to let the radical terror group grow unmolested and even supplied arms that he knew would go to ISIS.

Former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency Michael Flynn told al Jazeera that Obama knew he was helping ISIS to grow but decided to do it anyway. Flynn spoke of the decision to arm opposition to Syria’s Bashar al-Assad that the administration decided to continue despite warnings that those weapons would fall into the hands of radicals.

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How is this not treason?

At the very least giving weapons to moderates knowing they will be transferred to ISIS is a violation of the Luga-Obama Act of 2007, which imposes strict legal controls on where and to whom the US sends weapons!

Nov 05 15:18

The “War On Terror” Is The Hoax Foundation Of The Police/Spy State — Paul Craig Roberts

The “war on terror” was a hoax. Americans were deceived by policymakers, who are pursuing a hegemonic agenda. The American people were too trusting and too gullible and, consequently, Americans were easily betrayed by Washington and by the presstitute media.

The consequences of the deceit, gullibility, and betrayal are horrendous for Americans, for millions of peoples in the Middle East, Africa, Ukraine, and for Washington’s European vassals.

The consequences for Americans are an aborted Constitution, a police/spy state and rising resentment and hatred of America around the world.

The consequences for peoples in Somolia, Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan, Syria, Palestine, and Ukraine have been massive deaths and dislocations, infrastructure destruction, internal conflicts, birth defects, invasions, bombings, drones. Millions of peoples have been murdered by Washington’s pursuit of hegemony, and millions have been turned into refugees.

Nov 05 09:15

ISIL-Looted Artifacts Show Up in West, Money Used to Fund Jihadists

Ancient Middle-Eastern cultural artifacts are being looted by ISIL terrorists and smuggled into Western countries to be sold; the money then goes to fund the jihadists, RT reported.

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How very revealing that the artifacts are headed west instead of into other, richer, middle eastern countries. Kind of undermines that whole "Muslim Jihadist" angle, doesn't it?

Nov 05 08:14

'Iron-ass' Cheney and 'arrogant' Rumsfeld damaged America, says George Bush Sr

Former president claims hawkish reaction to 9/11 attacks and desire to ‘get our way in the Middle East’ hurt his son’s administration, says new biography.

Nov 04 23:27

US led Coalition Air Strike in Mosul

Target : Mosque, Shopping Center, Car Showroom, Industrial Area

Nov 04 17:10

Some Use Chalabi’s Death to Lay Blame for Iraq War at His Feet

Former Iraqi dissident and discredited huckster Ahmed Chalabi died Monday at the age of 71. While most in the media played it straight, noting Chalabi’s role in selling the Iraq War but putting in the proper context, a significant number of journalists and pundits did something very odd: They turned his death into an opportunity to lay the blame for the Iraq War at his feet.

Nov 04 12:52

Captured ISIS Leaders in Iraq Confess to Receiving Military and Intelligence Support from the United States

Spokesman of Iraq’s Kata’ib Hezbollah (Hezbollah Battalions) popular forces Jafar al-Hosseini disclosing that captured ISIL leaders have acknowledged receiving logistical backup and intelligence support from the US.

“As the ISIL commanders captured in Iraqi popular forces’ recent military operations have confessed, the US supports for the terrorist groups are not limited to the dispatch of logistical support,” Al-Hosseini told FNA on Sunday.

He reiterated that the US has provided the ISIL with intelligence about the Iraqi forces’ positions and targets.

“ISIL commanders trusted the US officials who had assured them that the Iraqi forces would not attack Fallujah because the US had urged the Iraqi government to prevent the popular forces from entering Fallujah and raid Beiji instead; hence the terrorists left Fallujah for Beiji to stay on the alert in there,” Al-Hosseini added.

Nov 04 09:36

Are you Confused by the Middle East? The Criminal Record of US Foreign Policy

The US, France, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar, and the Gulf monarchies have all in the recent past supported al Qaeda and/or the Islamic State (ISIS) with arms, money, and/or manpower.
The first example of this was in 1979 when the United States began covert operations in Afghanistan, six months before the Russians arrived, promoting Islamic fundamentalism across the southern tier of the Soviet Union against “godless communism”. All the al-Qaeda/Taliban shit then followed.

Nov 03 23:12

Towards a reversal of the situation in the Near East

The days of the « Arab Spring » are almost over. As of now, the White House and the Kremlin are redesigning the contours of the « Greater Middle East ». However, their agreement, which was concluded before the Russian military intervention in Syria, could still be modified by the changes in the balance of power. There is no proof that Moscow will accept the stabilisation of Syria or ignore the partition of Turkey and Saudi Arabia which are soon to begin. In any event, the coming upheaval will modify the status quo which has been in place for the last five years. Most of the powers implicated are therefore scrambling to change sides before the other players.

Nov 03 12:21

Iraqi Volunteer Forces Use New Modified Weapon against ISIL

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iraqi volunteer forces from Kata'ib Hezbollah brigade use a new modified rocket against ISIL militants in Mukhtar village North of Fallujah. [PHOTOS]

Nov 03 12:03

Ahmed Chalabi, key lobbyist for US invasion of Iraq and leading voice behind WMD claims, dies aged 71

Ahmed Chalabi, a key lobbyist for the US invasion of Iraq who was blamed for providing false intelligence on weapons of mass destruction to justify it, died of a heart attack in Iraq on Tuesday.

Chalabi, a 71-year-old lawmaker and a secular Shiite politician who headed the finance committee, 'died this morning... of a heart attack,' parliament said in a statement offering condolences for his death.

Nov 03 08:35

Andrew Bacevich: Ongoing Wars in Iraq & Syria Continue Decades of Failed U.S. Militarism in Mideast

The U.S. deployment of a team of special operations forces to Syria comes after the first U.S. combat casualty in Iraq in four years.

Nov 02 13:51

Hillary Clinton Hasn’t Learned a Thing from Iraq

As the first Democratic presidential debate drew to a close, moderator Anderson
Cooper posed a question to Hillary Clinton: How might her presidency differ
from Barack Obama’s?

Nov 02 12:40

Save the Apologies, Just Stop Promoting War!

Usually when politicians apologize it’s because they have been caught
doing something wrong, or they are about to be caught. Such was likely the case with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who recently offered an “apology” for the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Nov 02 09:46

Iraq Turns On America: “Iraqi People Have Started To Feel That The US Isn't Serious About Fighting ISIS"

If you frequent these pages, you’re well aware of why the US decided to release helmet cam footage of a raid on an ISIS prison in the northern Iraqi town of Huwija.

Put simply, Baghdad has had just about enough of Washington’s “strategy” for fighting terror in the country and when PM Haider al-Abadi said he would welcome Russian airstrikes, the US panicked.

Nov 02 08:20

Commander: US Trying to Weaken Iraqi Volunteer Forces in Favor of ISIL

A senior commander of the Iraqi volunteer forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) underlined that the US is doing its best to weaken his country's popular forces to block their further advances in key provinces.

Nov 01 09:36

Over 3,000 Killed in Iraq during October

Nov 01 08:21

The Caliph at the gates of Vienna

History has a jolly habit of repeating itself as surrealist farce. Is it 1683 all over again, with the Ottoman Empire laying siege to Vienna just to be defeated by the “infidels” at the last minute?

No; it’s 2015 and a Caliph simulacrum – Ibrahim, a.k.a. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi — has prompted a gaggle of world powers, lesser powers and assorted minions to converge to Vienna to discuss how to defeat him.

Westphalians, we got a problem. None of this makes any sense if Iran is not at the table discussing a solution for the Syrian tragedy. Moscow knew it from the start. Washington — reluctantly — had to admit the obvious. But the problem was never Iran. The problem is the ideological matrix of goons who metastasize into Caliphs: Saudi Arabia.

Oct 31 12:51

No-Guerra No-NATO Peace Conference in Rome

A Tribute to the “No-Guerra No-NATO” and pro-Peace Demonstration in Rome on Monday 26 October 2015

We, the people of Europe have to stand up against NATO. We must not let go.

As we know by now, the Soviet threat was a farce the western people – mostly the people of the US and Europe – were made to believe by a massive and continuous propaganda campaign, a western propaganda of lies – not unlike today’s anti-Russia, anti-China supra-multi-billion dollars Zionist-Anglo-Saxon media misinformation.

Oct 31 12:47

US sponsored ISIS Burning

Russia is putting on a display of fire power in Syria that is shocking the world and embarrassing the Obama administration.

“The tide of the conflict in Syria seems to be turning fast because the Russians have stepped in… The militants are in total panic. 600 militants have abandoned their positions… The Russian Airforce has been bombing the living daylights out of ISIS…”

Oct 31 12:44

Politics Extension of US-led War on Syria

If Washington and its allies were sincere about a political resolution to the conflict then why don’t they reaffirm their commitment to the Geneva Communique?

Russia’s military intervention in Syria is proving a decisive turning point in stabilizing the government of Bashar al-Assad, while racking up serious defeats against the sundry extremist mercenary groups. That is the assessment of US top military officer General Joseph F Dunford. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee this week:

«The balance of forces right now are in Assad’s advantage».

Oct 31 11:31

Hobby Lobby Owners Suspected Of Illegally Importing Looted Iraqi Artifacts

Lobby is a self-proclaimed “deeply Christian” chain of craft stores run by the wealthy Green family that made headlines in 2014 when a landmark Supreme Court ruling in their favor extended religious freedom rights to corporations. A strange situation with the infamous craft chain store hit the headlines Wednesday as it was revealed the Green family is being investigated for importing hundreds of ancient artifacts from Israel that rightfully belong to Iraq.

Oct 31 08:52

Belated admission of a war crime: When would “misrepresenting the truth" actually be called an outright lie?

“Dr Blix told me that Tony Blair’s claims about Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction were simply not an accurate reflection of the intelligence provided to the British government.
"The big difference in the British dossier,” Dr Blix told me, “was that they simply asserted that these items are there. But when Mr Blair asserts that there were weapons, well that's an assertion and it was not supported by evidence. Both the UK and the US replaced question marks by exclamation marks. I certainly think it was a misrepresentation.

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Truth is like virginity. It either is or is not, and euphemisms do not change that!

Oct 31 08:04

US Sending Special Forces to Aid ISIS in Syria

US forces who obey these illegal orders are giving aid and comfort to the enemies of America! Treason doth prosper when none dare call it treason. This is TREASON most foul!

Washington is desperate to find ways of countering Russia’s effective Middle East agenda - combining formidable military might against terrorism with trustworthy diplomacy, proving Moscow is a valued partner, polar opposite Washington, a rogue bully.

Obama’s pledge about no “American combat troops fighting on foreign soil” proved another of his many Big Lies.
US Special Forces will be deployed to northern areas - illegally without Damascus or Security Council authorization.

Unannounced greater numbers may join them. Their mission: aiding ISIS and other takfiri terrorists, putting them in harm’s way.

Oct 30 13:29

At Least 118 Killed in Iraq as Rockets Terrorize Troops and Iranian Dissidents

At Least 118 Killed in Iraq as Rockets Terrorize Troops and Iranian Dissidents

At least 16 rockets, but possibly many more, struck Camp Liberty/Hurriya, which is home to over 2,000 Mujahideen-e Khalq (M.E.K.) members.

Oct 30 13:27

Politics Extension of US-led War on Syria

If Washington and its allies were sincere about a political resolution to the conflict then why don’t they reaffirm their commitment to the Geneva Communique?

Russia’s military intervention in Syria is proving a decisive turning point in stabilizing the government of Bashar al-Assad, while racking up serious defeats against the sundry extremist mercenary groups. That is the assessment of US top military officer General Joseph F Dunford. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee this week:

«The balance of forces right now are in Assad’s advantage».

Oct 30 13:25

The Empire of Chaos is in a Jam

The no-fly zone in Syria already exists. It is run by Russia and Washington is unable to jam it.

NATO is desperate. The Pentagon is desperate. Imagine waking up one day in Washington and Brussels just to realize Russia has the ability to electronically jam — detect, trace, disable, destroy — NATO electronics within a 600 km range across Syria (and southern Turkey).

Imagine the nightmare of row after row of Russian Richag-AV radar and sonar jamming systems mounted on helicopters and ships jamming everything in sight and finding every available source of electromagnetic radiation. Not only in Syria but also in Ukraine.

Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of U.S. Army units in Europe, was even forced to qualify Russian electronic warfare capabilities in Ukraine as “eye-watering.”

Oct 30 12:45

Chilcot Inquiry gives tentative date for publication of its findings

The British public inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war, also known as Chilcot Inquiry, faces further delay as the head of the probe says the final report is expected by the next summer.

Oct 30 11:11


Barack Obama has ordered up to 50 special operations troops to northern Syria, in an apparent breach of his promise not to put US “boots on the ground” to fight Islamic State militants in the country.

Syria peace talks pin hopes for end to war on Iran and Saudi Arabia
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The Pentagon has also been “consulting” with the Iraqi prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, to establish a special operations taskforce, with an unspecified number of US forces aiming “to further enhance [US] ability to target Isil leaders and networks” across the Syria border in Iraq, a senior administration official told the Guardian on Friday.

The forces will be supported by an additional deployment of A-10 “Warthog” attack aircraft and F-15 jets to Nato’s Incirlik base in Turkey, in what amounts to a major escalation of US force levels in the region.

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A "major escalation", putting in 50 Special Ops Forces, with A1-Warthogs, and F-15 jets?!?

This is not a "major escalation" again ISIS; it is, however, the start of a major escalation against Russian troops in the area, very much ratcheting up the possibility of direct military conflict with Russia in Syria, and soon, Iraq.

Apparently, the US government is hell-bent to engineer a war against Russia or China (or both) to distract furious Americans when the economy falls flat on its keister, and cannot be resurrected.

And as reported today at

This comes just hours after Moscow reminded the world that if you haven't received an official invitation from Bashar al-Assad, you are not welcome to come to the party. Here's Reuters, citing Tass: Russia's deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Friday that no country could use military force in Syria without first securing the agreement of the Syrian government, the TASS news agency reported. TASS said Ryabkov was responding to a question about the prospect of the United States launching a ground operation in Syria. "The question of using military force in any form without the agreement of Damascus is for us unacceptable," it quoted him as saying. Make no mistake, this will be a disaster. If US spec ops are placed with the YPG, it will run afoul of Washington's coordination with Turkey just two days before an election that revolves around Erdogan's attempt to paint the Kurds as a threat to national security. If the Pentagon embeds US troops with the Free Syrian Army, well then they'll be engaging Hezbollah and the Quds directly. Of course no matter where Obama decides to place the troops, they'll be at risk of getting hit by Russian airstrikes and the consequences of that speak for themselves...

It appears that these Special Ops placed in Syria are Obama's "sacrificial lambs" with which he is hoping and praying to engender the outrage of US citizens, when this country has been warned unequivocally, that US troops in Syria, who were not invited to this conflict, are fair game for Russian military countermeasures.

And the other reason, of course, for boots on the ground in Syria, with supporting air power, is to shore up the American trained, funded, and armed ISIS.

The US government has entered its "rogue nation" phase if its existence; I am ashamed of this government, its lies, and double dealings, both to the American national and the world.

Whatever credibility the US government has ever had, has been lost forever; you cannot believe a word coming out of the mouths of the governmental spokespeople, or their corporate whorespondents, eager to regurgitate whatever they are told to regurgitate.

I would like to fire every politician in this country,immediately, at every level, and start over, and have the people who replace them understand, very clearly, that the Constitution and Bill of Rights are the real "Contract with America"

Oct 30 10:22

Iraq Tells Washington It Doesn't Want US Troops on the Ground

he Iraqi government on Thursday said it does not need U.S troops on the ground, nor has it asked Washington for assistance of their soldiers in operations against the Islamic State group, various news outlets reported.

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"Well, who cares what you want, anyway!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Oct 30 08:48

Iraqi FM Urges World Powers to Allow Syrian People to Determine Own Future

The international community must agree on democratic procedures to allow Syrian people to determine the future of their country, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Jafari said Friday.

Oct 29 11:36

Analyst Calls for Obama to Enter Into a “Devil’s Bargain” with ISIS in Syria

Earlier this year The New York Times reported the U.S. has given al-Qaeda millions of dollars, citing “poor oversight and loose financial controls.”

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Oct 29 09:16

Refugee crisis: Brought to you by Western imperialism

Wherever a socially oriented government gets into power, the West immediately begins to manufacture and sponsor so-called “opposition movements.” Civil wars are triggered, sometimes followed by direct invasions.

The result is easy to predict: when progressive governments are forced to leave and the extreme, pro-business and pro-Western regimes are installed, the social fabric quickly collapses, brutality begins to reign and millions of desperate people are forced to flee. The same goes for when some horrific civil war is triggered from outside and divides the country.

Internally displaced, people begin to move all around their countries, aimlessly and in deep confusion. In the past it happened in such places as Cambodia, during and after the savage US carpet-bombing of the countryside, and it is now happening in Syria.

Oct 29 09:07

Home About Donate Blog US Casualties Contact Latest NewsPentagon: We’re in Combat in Iraq

After months of parsing the definition of the word combat in public statements, the Pentagon appears to have formally given up on the pretense that the Iraq War is purely “advisory” for ground troops, with Col. Steve Warren declaring in a briefing to reporters “we’re in combat.”

Col. Warren went on to say “of course it’s combat,” and “that’s why we all carry guns,” a frank assessment that belies the long-standing attempts to portray what was happening there as something less, an effort which was still going on as recently as Monday,

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Imagine my (absolute absence) of shock here.

But does anyone remember the Shiite Cleric, Muktada Al Sadr, founder of the Iraqi Mahdi Army?

Does anyone remember that when the US military left Iraq (the last time), he stated that if they overstayed the conditions of the SOFA agreement, that all US military personnel were considered "fair game" for his militias?!?

If I were the White House, the Pentagon, or State Department, I would be more than a little nervous about what this guy may do, now that we have a new set of boots on the ground in Iraq.

Oct 29 08:36

We are making ourselves look silly in Syria and Iraq

The Iraqi government has now made it clear that it wants no more US military people in the territory it more or less "controls." SECDEF Carter and General Dunford, CJCS, may be agonized by the reproach implied but that is the truth. The Iraqis and many others are unimpressed by the failures that have occurred in the application of US strategery in the Bush and Obama Administrations. The willingness of the US government to cooperate with the Pesh Merga in field operations probably contributes to the Baghdad government's attitude. The Baghdad government does not want to see Kurdish and Sunni Arab factions in the population of Iraq further strengthened.

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Oct 29 08:34

REMINDER: Iraq ‘didn’t ask’ for US ground operations against ISIS

The Iraqi government never asked for and does not need any US involvement in ground operations against Islamic State terrorists. The eye-opening statement came only a day after the Pentagon promised its partner more ground support if it was required.

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The US wants to send in ground troops to help the Iraq government against ISIS. The Iraq government doesn't want US troops in Iraq (probably because the last ones did not leave a good impression) but the US will invade anyway.

Oct 29 06:33

Ukrainian Wikileaks: McCain and Saakashvili plotting to shoot down US plane in Syria to blame Russia [transcript]

Ukrainian Wikileaks alleges it has a transcript of a conversation between John McCain and various plotters in which a plan is being discussed to shoot down a US plane and make it look like the Russians did it and then to shoot down a Russian plane with a US stinger to produce the spark that will ignite and open Russia/USA armed conflict.

R.": Ramzan Machelikashvili - cousin of Ruslan Machelikashvili, infamous field commander of Islamic State, callsign Seyfullakh. Commander of special anti-aircraft unit, received special training in the ATO zone. Anti-aircraft specialist sent to Syria.


M. Let him come in!

M. Sit down, David! Everything should be done on time, as we discussed. You understand the importance of everything! Wait a second, I will turn on anti-surveillance.

McCain confirmed the plan, everything is in place so you know. We got cover from the US Senate. In Syria, Russians must be hit, or else if Russians and Americans fundamentally agree, they will really dump Ukraine. Donbass is on conservation, project Transnistria is suspended. If it goes on, we are done! We should speed things up in Syria!

Oct 28 20:20

How Russia and Syria Turned the Tide on Terror

This week we saw some of the first jihadi footage from dead or captured jihadis who had been hoping to record some home movies to be shown to grandchildren someday. They showed poorly trained fanatics with poor radio discipline in total chaos. It almost looked like a contest as to who could recite the most religious slogans while filming bombing strikes and amazing low level MI-24 strikes that sometimes were below the minarets. I had heard they were heavily armored, and they seemed to be totally unconcerned about ground fire.

While the jihadis were filming and chanting slogans the Syrian Army was of course maneuvering around them, to cut them off from retreating north. This prevented a flow of reinforcements flowing to new terrorist defensive lines, ending the long tactic of the Syrian Army pushing them out of an area but not destroying them, so they lived to fight another day.

Anti-aircraft fire was mostly from twin 20mm technical trucks, a dual ground and air defense versatile unit. The videos show them wasting ammo at targets too far away, sometime even shooting through low hanging clouds in frustration where the poor cameraman searches for something to see.

Oct 28 14:05

Infighting? White House, Pentagon Divided Over Anti-ISIL Ground Operation

While US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced that the US is planning to start a ground operation in Syria and Iraq, White House spokesman Eric Schultz stated on Tuesday that the US authorities are not going to conduct a long-term military campaign in these countries.

Oct 28 13:52

Iraq to Washington: We Don't Want Your Troops

That was news to the Iraqis, it turns out. And it wasn't very good news at that. Today Sa'ad al-Hadithi, spokesman for Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, said "thanks but no thanks" to a third US invasion of his country. "We have enough soldiers on the ground," he said.

Oct 28 13:49

Iraq to Washington: We Don't Want Your Troops

What a difference a day makes. Just 24 hours ago US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter was telling the Senate Armed Services Committee all about the Obama Administration's new military strategy for the Middle East. The headline grabber from his testimony was the revelation that the US military would begin "direct action on the ground" in Iraq and Syria.

Oct 28 13:38

US “Protects” ISIS Terrorists in Ramadi, … 22 Iraqi Troops Killed by US-Led Airstrikes, US Planes Drop Weapons for ISIS

The US-led anti-ISIL coalition targeted the Iraqi forces’ positions instead of ISIL terrorists in the Western parts of Iraq.

“The coalition warplanes pounded the Iraqi forces after they advanced near the city of Ramadi after al-Jama bridge and al-Davajen bridge,” a security source said.

He noted that at least 22 Iraqi forces, including volunteer forces, known as Al-Hashad Al-Shabi, were killed in the US-led airstrikes in Ramadi.

The US has repeatedly struck the popular forces’ positions in different parts of Iraq.

In June, fighter jets of the US-led coalition struck the Iraqi forces’ positions in Anbar province, Western Iraq.

Oct 28 13:37

US Wipes Out Iraq Army Unit in No So “Friendly Fire” Incident

Iraqi security sources disclosed that the US-led coalition’s airstrikes have once again killed 22 army and volunteer forces on Tuesday.

The US-led anti-ISIL coalition targeted the Iraqi forces’ positions instead of ISIL terrorists in the Western parts of Iraq.

Oct 28 12:51

Who are the Terrorists? US Intends “Direct Action on the Ground” in Iraq and Syria, In Support of ISIS…

It bears repeating and stressing what other articles explained. Washington uses ISIS and other takfiri terrorists as US foot soldiers in Syria, Iraq and wherever else they’re deployed.

In over a year of US bombing both countries, zero ISIS targets were struck – infrastructure and other government sites only. Claims otherwise are Big Lies about Obama’s wars in both countries.

Last year, he promised no “American combat troops fighting on foreign soil. We will not get dragged into another ground war” – another of his many Big Lies.

Last week, White House spokesman Eric Schultz said he has “no intention to authorize long-term, large-scale ground combat operations like our nation has conducted in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

Middle East analyst Phyllis Bennis told RT International: “I think the question of US boots on the ground has been true for over a year now. We’ve had at least 35,000 troops in Iraq that went back last year (2014).”

Oct 28 12:01

Iraq: We Didn't Ask for U.S. Ground Operations

The Iraqi government said Wednesday it didn't ask for — and doesn't need — the "direct action on the ground" promised by the Pentagon.

The revelation came a day after Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said the U.S. may carry out more unilateral ground raids — like last week's rescue operation to free hostages — in Iraq to target ISIS militants.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's spokesman told NBC News that any military involvement in the country must be cleared through the Iraqi government just as U.S.-led airstrikes are.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, let me get this straight: The US will be attempting ground operations in Iraq, which haven't been approved by the Iraqi government?!?!?

And right after the Iraqi Parliament has asked for Russian help in getting the Isis terrorists pouring out of Syria?!?

It is painfully, and clearly apparent, that there is a symptomatic, pathological inability to think anything through to its logical conclusion in DC.

Oct 27 18:39

Strategic Engineered Migration as Weapon of War

Researchers have discovered a very interesting fact related to the use of social networking sites. It has come to light that calls on Twitter for refugees to travel to Germany have mostly come from the US. The time spent practising in other countries has not been in vain – from Iran during the 2009 presidential elections to Egypt and Tunisia, where the role played by social networking sites in mobilising the population was considerable.

What we are seeing now is the practical implementation of theoretical calculations of a strategic nature. Such strategies have been under development for a long time. One of them is a study by the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University that bears the name “Strategic Engineered Migration as a Weapon of War“, which the author also uses for the title of this article. The study was first published in 2008 in the Civil Wars journal. Using a combination of statistical data and case study analysis, the author of the work, Kelly Greenhill, provides answers to the following questions: can refugees be a specific type of weapon, can this weapon only be used in wartime or in peacetime as well, and just how successful can its exploitation be? On the whole, Greenhill answers these questions in the affirmative.

Oct 27 16:29

Charles Glass: Tony Blair is Right – Those Who Removed Saddam Hussein Share Blame for Rise of ISIL

In an interview on Sunday, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair admitted that there were "elements of truth" to the claim that removing Saddam Hussein played a part in the creation of ISIL.

Oct 27 14:35

Busted! Israeli IDF Colonel Arrested In Iraq for Leading ISIS Militants

Oct 27 13:59

Did Saddam's money become ISIS trust fund?

I think that one of the balls that got dropped greatly by the press has been that George Bush was trying to distribute $12 billion of Saddam Hussein's money, took the cash and brought it into the tribal leaders of Iraq. And I believe that was the start of ISIS and not anything else. And I think that the press basically abandoned that story and left the general public either to not know about it or to have very few of us know about it, and therefore have very little discussion at all...

Oct 27 12:55

22 Iraqi Troops Killed in US Airstrikes in Ramadi

Iraqi security sources disclosed that the US-led coalition's airstrikes have once again killed 22 army and volunteer forces on Tuesday.

Oct 27 12:55

Iraqi Airstrikes Kill "ISIL Economy Minister"

Iraqi warplanes bombed ISIL positions near Mosul in the province of Nineveh, killing the terrorists' economy minister and 6 other militants.
21 ISIL Terrorists Killed in Western Iraq Iraqi forces continued their mop-up operations in the Western parts of Iraq, and killed over 20 Takfiri militants on Tuesday.

Oct 27 12:40


When analyzing geopolitics it’s important to try and skate ahead of the puck, so to speak. That is, while it’s useful to understand what’s going on now, it’s even more imperative to analyze the situation in an attempt to understand how the situation is likely to evolve going forward. As it relates to the Mid-East, that means looking past Syria and on to Iraq. As we’ve outlined in great detail of late, there’s every reason to suspect that Russia will expand its airstrikes across the Syrian border and indeed, Baghdad has reportedly given Moscow the go-ahead to hit ISIS convoys fleeing Syria into Iraqi territory. This is in direct contradiction to what PM Haider al-Abadi told Gen. Joseph Dunford last week and suggests that Baghdad is about to pivot East, after becoming frustrated with a lack of results stemming from more than a year of US airstrikes against Islamic State targets.

Oct 27 10:46

ISIS getting more supply drops from America

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ISIS? Weren't we all told those are the BAD GUYS?!?

Oct 27 08:54

US ‘Absolutely Prepared’ for More Ground Combat in Iraq: Pentagon

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Friday he expects U.S. troops to engage in more combat operations in Iraq against ISIS, even at the risk of American deaths. “I’m absolutely prepared to do that,” he told reporters, according to a transcript of his remarks.

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Here's your rifle, Ash!

Oct 27 08:42

Obama weighs moving ground troops closer to battle in Syria: Report

The new changes, which would position American “advisers” closer to combat in Iraq, also come as Defense Secretary Ashton Carter presses the military leaders to deliver new measures for greater military involvement in long-running conflicts overseas.

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We fell for the "Advisers" scam in Vietnam. Let's not be fooled again. And putting troops into Syria, where the Syrian government has not requested them, nor the UN authorized them, amounts to an act of war, and risks direct confrontation with Russia!

Oct 27 08:35

Is Tony Blair a Liar, or Is He Actually Stupid?

On Sunday October 25th, CNN headlined “Tony Blair says he’s sorry for Iraq War ‘mistakes,’ but not for ousting Saddam” and reported:

“I can say that I apologize for the fact that the intelligence we received was wrong because, even though he had used chemical weapons extensively against his own people, against others, the program in the form that we thought it was did not exist in the way that we thought,” Blair said in an exclusive interview on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS that airs Sunday.

Oct 27 08:22

WHISTLEBLOWERS!: 'The Greater Israel Project' Explained by Ken O'Keefe

Oct 27 06:53

Obama considers moving US forces deeper into Syria, Iraq – reports

With US policy towards ISIS in the doldrums, President Barack Obama is reportedly considering several new strategies to target the terrorist group in Iraq and Syria.

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It must be recalled that the US has no legal right to be in Syria, as the government of Syria has not invited the US into its country, the UN has not passed a resolution authorizing a US Intervention, and Congress has not declared war.

Oct 26 14:26

Donald Trump Says the U.S. Should Have Stolen Iraqis’ Oil After Destroying their Country

On Sunday the 25th of October, Republican U.S. Presidential aspirant Donald Trump was interviewed on CNN’s “State of the Union” show, and was asked about Iraq. He said, “I told you very early on, if we’re going to leave, take the oil.” He then repeated this theme again, in this CNN interview: “And I said, take the oil when we leave. But we shouldn’t have really left.” So: he thinks that the U.S. occupation of Iraq should have continued on, and should be continuing, and that the U.S. should have “taken” Iraq’s oil.

Oct 26 12:41

‘Crystal clear case for Tony Blair war crimes in Iraq’

Amid the rhetoric surrounding the conflict in Syria, former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair admitted that there are 'elements of truth' in the accusation the intervention in Iraq in 2003 was one of the main causes for the rise of Islamic State. He made this comment in an exclusive interview with CNN.

Oct 26 11:09

No Shame for U.S./UK Invasion of Iraq? The Meaning of This.

Germany was ashamed of having invaded Poland under a false pretext, etc.; but the U.S. is not ashamed of having secretly overthrown Iran’s democracy in 1953 and of having installed dictatorship there; nor of having invaded Iraq and created Iraq’s civil war in 2003, etc. (there are many such examples). America’s failure to prosecute George W. Bush and Dick Cheney for the invasion of Iraq is the most stunning evasion of basic democratic accountability, and raises the question of whether all that’s necessary in order to be a ‘democratic’ dictator in the United States is to lie enough to fool enough people long enough, so as to be able to make it to one’s grave with no criminal record, even if one has, in fact, raped the country that one had led, not to mention destroyed the lives of victims of that country, such victims as the citizens of Iraq.

Oct 26 09:53

Guess Who is Behind the Islamic State: Israeli IDF Colonel Leading ISIS Terrorists Arrested in Iraq

“The security and popular forces have held captive an Israeli colonel,” a commander of Iraq’s popular mobilization forces said on Thursday.

“The Zionist officer is ranked colonel and had participated in the Takfiri ISIL group’s terrorist operations,” he added.

Noting that he was arrested along with a number of ISIL terrorists, the commander said, “The Israeli colonel’s name is Yusi Oulen Shahak and is ranked colonel in Golani Brigade of the Zionist regime’s army with the security and military code of Re34356578765az231434.”

He said that the relevant bodies are now interrogating the Israeli colonel to understand the reasons behind his fighting alongside the ISIL forces and the presence of other Zionist officers among ISIL terrorists.

Oct 26 09:28

Baghdad Allows Russia to Bomb ISIL Terrorists Running From Syria Into Iraq

As Russian airstrikes push ISIL terrorists from Syria into Iraq, Moscow and Baghdad agreed to hit the militants in Iraq, said Hakem al-Zameli, the head of the Iraqi Parliament’s National Security and Defense Commission, according to Fars News Agency.

Oct 26 06:36

World would be a better place with Saddam, Gaddafi still in power – Trump

If Middle East strongmen Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi were still in this world, it would have been a better place, because what came instead is much worse, US presidential candidate Donald Trump said.

Asked by CNN's Jake Tapper on his State of the Union show whether the world would have been better off with Hussein and Gaddafi still ruling in Iraq and Syria, Trump said “100 percent.”

"I mean, look at Libya. Look at Iraq. Iraq used to be no terrorists. [Hussein] would kill the terrorists immediately, which is like now it's the Harvard of terrorism," Trump said.

"I'm not saying he was a nice guy, he was a horrible guy, but it was a lot better than it is right now. Right now, Iraq is a training ground for terrorists. Right now Libya, nobody even knows Libya, frankly there is no Iraq and there is no Libya. It's all broken up. They have no control. Nobody knows what's going on."

Oct 26 04:38

Tony Blair Admits Iraq Invasion's Role in Rise of ISIS

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair admitted that the invasion of Iraq helped the rise of ISIS.

Speaking to CNN's Fareed Zakaria in an interview that aired on Sunday, Blair said, "Of course you can't say that those of us who removed Saddam in 2003 bear no responsibility for the situation [in Iraq] in 2015."

Oct 26 04:16

Eeek! "New Pearl Harbor" PNAC Founder Bill Kristol Registers Domain Name

William Kristol, co-founder of the notorious 'Project for the New American Century' and signatory of the 'Rebuilding America's Defenses' document which called for a 'New Pearl Harbor' nine months before 9/11/01, has a dream ticket for the 2016 presidential race. Kristol registered the domain name on 9/8/15, coincidentally only three days before the fourteenth anniversary 9/11. Freshman Senator Tom Cotton just returned from Israel and a personal meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu nine days ago. Kristol, meanwhile, has been bashing Donald Trump and shilling for Ben Carson for president. This is identical to the way Kristol bashed Pat Buchanan in the 1990s while supporting his college roommmate Alen Keyes, another black neocon Republican candidate who is very similar to Ben Carson.

Oct 25 07:30

Iraq authorizes Russian airstrikes against Daesh

The Iraqi government authorized Russia to target Daesh (ISIS) convoys coming from Syria, a senior Iraqi official said.

The authorization for Russia to target Daesh inside Iraq comes amid security coordination between Iraq, Russia, Iran and Syria.

Oct 25 07:21

Blair says “sorry” for Iraq war, finally

"I can say that I apologize for the fact that the intelligence we received was wrong because, even though he had used chemical weapons extensively against his own people, against others, the program in the form that we thought it was did not exist in the way that we thought," Blair said in an exclusive interview on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS that airs Sunday.

Blair was referring to the claim that Saddam's regime possessed weapons of mass destruction, which was used by the US and British governments to justify launching the invasion. But the intelligence reports the claim was based on turned out to be false.

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Which we all knew at the time, which means WRH readers are smarter than the American President and the British Prime Minister!

Oct 25 03:03

US Imperial Strategy in Disarray. Russia’s Intervention has Potential Global Implications

Russia’s intervention has changed the dynamic in Syria and the region with potential global implications. Washington is reeling, stumped about what to do next.

Kerry’s Friday power play meeting with his Russian, Turkish and Saudi counterparts in Vienna changed nothing. Nor will other discussions he plans. Russia and Washington agree to disagree. Putin’s arm won’t be twisted.

Oct 24 19:43

Let’s stop the stupid flag waving! (Saker rant)

At the end of the day, I suppose that it all boils down to this: do we trust Putin and the men around him. I do. Completely. But all that flag-waving and high-fiving is totally premature and, frankly, indecent. Just in the last couple of days, an Iranian general and a senior Hezbollah commander have died and the best way to honor them is not to act like Dubya did and not to declare “mission accomplished” when there is a long and hard struggle ahead. The best way to honor these men is to recognize the heroic nature and great difficulty of their struggle.

Right now, it could go either way. In theory, Daesh could break under pressure and basically collapse. This is possible, but this is not what I expect will happen. I expect Daesh to show flexibility and adapt to the new environment at which point the Russians will have to bring in more forces (although a Russian ground offensive is not on the table). As for the Iranians, they cannot afford to allow Daesh to prevail, so if the Syrian military continues to be over-extended and lacking supplies, they will have to move in. If that happens, the Americans and their Arab stooges in the region will go ballistic. So make no mistake, there next couple of weeks will be extremely dangerous.

Oct 24 12:49

Is Hillary Clinton Above the Law?

She is simply incapable of telling the truth. Dishonesty is part of her make-up -

What did we learn from the Democratic presidential debates? We learned that Hillary Clinton hates Edward Snowden, loves the Patriot Act, and considers “the Iranians” among her biggest enemies. In short, we learned that she may very well be Lindsey Graham in drag.

And we also learned what many already knew: that she considers herself above the law.

Oct 24 11:28

Report: Iraq Authorizes Russia to Strike ISIS Convoys

According to a statement from Iraq’s Defense Committee leader Hakim al-Zamli, the government has formally authorized Russia to carry out airstrikes against ISIS convoys that have crossed into Iraqi territory from Syria, a move he says is key to weakening supply lines.

The move comes amid a solid week of US officials warning Russia away from any involvement in Iraq, and threats to punish Iraq if they dared to accept any help from Russia, insisting Iraq had to choose between the two potential partners in the war.

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Looks like Iraq has just chosen its partner for its very own war on terror; and that partner is NOT the United States of America!!

Oct 24 08:27

Secrets of the Syrian War: October 2015

The greatest secrets: the West has no people on the ground in Syria to take over the liberated territories; the Russians still seek partnership, Erdogan has bitten more than he can chew, and ISIS is a phantom, after all.

Russians are enjoying their Syrian adventure. Twenty days after its start, their entry into the Syrian war has paid off and brought some dividends.

Putin has been very popular before the war, with 86% support in the ratings, and now his public support has gone through the roof.

Oct 24 08:24

The tide is turning against Zionist extremism

These changing perceptions are the result of the rise of alternative forms of media, which have broken through the mainstream media’s imbalanced and inaccurate portrayal of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

For decades, the one issue that has been the exception to the broadly progressive streak within American Judaism has been Israel. The Jewish state has received unchallenged support by most Jews despite its decades-long occupation of the West Bank and the pursuit of policies toward Palestinians that, were they practiced by any other country, would be overwhelmingly opposed by American Jews.

Oct 24 08:21

Merkel’s Faustian embrace of Turkey

If the EU, under Merkel’s direction, accedes to Turkey’s demand for setting up safe zones in northern Syria, then that has ominous implications.

Turkey is pressuring Germany to create “safe zones” inside Syria as a “price” for alleviating the EU’s refugee crisis. It’s a Faustian bargain that could escalate the Syrian conflict, where NATO forces could end up pitted against Russia’s military.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s hot-footing to Istanbul last weekend was capped with a U-turn regarding Turkey’s much sought-after membership of the European Union. In a surprise move, Merkel announcedthat she was now in favor of pushing for Turkey’s accession to the EU, when only a few weeks ago she had reiterated her opposition to its membership.

Oct 23 15:38

General denies US 'boots on the ground' in Iraq

A high-ranking US military official has insisted the United States does not have combat troops in Iraq, after an American soldier was killed during a purported hostage rescue operation.

Oct 23 11:33

Silencing a Whistle-Blower, Gladio B and the Origins of ISIS, Interview with Sibel Edmonds

So the role of these paramilitary units, funded, directed, managed, armed by the CIA and NATO was, during these years, in Europe and elsewhere, were to create terror events. You know, blow up bombs, um, gun down people, set, let’s say a shopping centre on fire, and then blame it on the communist net-communist networks. And they did hundreds of such operations. There are several good books from historians who have documented these false flag terror events, terror events that were created, implemented, brought about by the CIA/NATO’s paramilitary units within Eastern Europe, in Italy, and in Italy they were very big, but the biggest nation that they had the biggest units, we just had its own also office inside the Pentagon was in Turkey, and that’s where I’m from! (chuckle!) – the Turkish arm of the Gladio network.

So, they did all this and you’d think that once the Soviet Union dissolved in 1990-1991, the operation would have been basically shut down, because this was against communism so-called. That’s the uh basically the competition between the two superpowers, not per se the communism as ideology, it was the fight for the dominance – global dominance. But they didn’t shut it down.

They switched that and they changed the operation from – the original operation to Operation B, Gladio Operation B.

Oct 23 10:30

Pentagon’s 2016 Defense Budget: $1.6 Billion for a Proxy Army Against Russia

America is about to get more "appropriately vetted" rebels to go with the four or five the Pentagon got out of the $500 million spent last year! Woohoo!

But at least amendments to this year’s bill would finally outlaw the training and arming of Ukraine’s notorious paramilitary neo-Nazi “Azov” battalion which America had previously been funding. Azov has been described not to but by US lawmakers as a “fascist” and “openly neo Nazi” group, and yet, the government has knowingly been using taxpayer dollars to fund them, while the US media pretends to ignore the war atrocities they’ve committed over there against people who voted 90%+ for Ukrainian President Yanukovych, overthrown by the US with the help of said Nazis to put in a US-backed puppet government so they can screw with Russia and give seats on the Board of Directors of the largest private Ukrainian gas producer to people like Vice President Joe Biden’s son.

Oct 23 09:41

Dr. Strangelove is naked: Putin's campaign in Syria smashes the empire's plans for "Greater Middle East"

The whole Global South is now informed about how the Russian campaign in Syria has swiftly smashed all of 'Exceptionalistan's' elaborate plans for a "Greater Middle East."

These plans span everything from the Wolfowitz Doctrine to Dr. Zbig "Grand Chessboard" Brzezinski's categorical imperative of preventing the emergence of a strategic competitor across Eurasia.

But the subtext is even more intriguing: The Pentagon never saw it coming. And they are absolutely terrified of the inevitable consequences.

Oct 23 09:13

Russian Air Force cuts off ISIS supply lines by bombing bridge over Euphrates

Russia’s airplanes cut off routes used by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) to deliver supplies to Syria from Iraq by bombing a bridge over the Euphrates River, the Russian General Staff said.

“The bridge over the Euphrates River near [the Syrian city of] Deir ez-Zor was a key point of the logistics chain [of IS]. Today Russian pilots carried out a surgical strike against the object,” the deputy chief of the General Staff of Russia, Colonel General Andrey Kartapolov, said on Thursday during a news briefing, adding that the terrorist group’s armament and ammunition delivery route had been cut off.

Kartapolov also stressed that the strike was delivered in a region that, according to the US military, was fully controlled by IS militants.

Oct 23 06:45

Baghdad Authorizes Russia to Strike ISIS in Iraq

The Iraqi government authorized Russia to target Daesh convoys coming from Syria, a senior Iraqi official said.
The authorization for Russia to target Daesh inside Iraq comes amid security coordination between Iraq, Russia, Iran and Syria.

Hakem al-Zamli, chief of the Iraqi parliament’s security and defense committee, told Anadolu Agency on Friday that the measure contributed to weakening Daesh by cutting off its supply routes.

Oct 22 12:47

Iraq’s ruling alliance asks PM to seek Russian strikes against ISIS

The biggest Iraqi parliamentarian block have sent an official letter to the Iraqi Supreme commander with the request of help from Russian sid

Oct 22 12:12

Play it Again Uncle Sam: Pentagon Planning Massive New Offensive in Iraq

The Pentagon claims to have found a way to regain the initiative in the Middle East: it now wants to force ISIL to fight on several fronts by massively increasing US-led airstrikes and deploying more anti-tank weapons to Iraq.

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What they are trying to do is lock down Iraq to keep Russia from stepping in and humiliating them again.

Oct 22 11:03

U.S. Tells Iraq: If You Ally w. Russia Against ISIS, You’re Our Enemy

On October 14th, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the U.S. government had turned down the proposal from Russia’s President Vladimir Putin for the U.S. and Russia to cooperate together to eliminate ISIS and other jihadists in Syria and in Iraq. Lavrov said:

Oct 22 10:35

Iraqis Add Russian Guns to US Tanks for ISIS Fight - US Fuming

US tank, Russian machine-gun and reactive armor, Iranian ammunition - US is complaining this wasn't part of the deal

Even more embarassingly for the US the advanced US-made M1 Abrams tanks are being operated by Iran-backed militias

Oct 22 08:05

Leaked documents from CIA director’s email reveal thoughts on torture, Iran, Afghanistan

WikiLeaks has come into possession of the contents of CIA chief John Brennan's email account. Among the documents, from the period when Brennan worked in the private sector, are reports on Afghanistan and torture, and ideas for US policy towards Iran.

Oct 22 03:49

Secrets of the Syrian War - by Israel Shamir

The greatest secrets: the West has no people on the ground in Syria to take over the liberated territories; the Russians still seek partnership, Erdogan has bitten more than he can chew, and ISIS is a phantom, after all.

Oct 21 18:00

War Criminal Blair memo provides ammo for critics

Less than a day after a revelation that Tony Blair had plotted the invasion of Iraq a year before it actually happened speculations are rising in Britain over how this could provide more ammunition to criticisms against the former prime minister.

Oct 21 17:42

Breaking Story: Israeli General Captured in Iraq Confesses to Israel-Isis Coalition

USA Parliament (Intr) Foreign Minister and European Department for Security and Information Secretary General Ambassador Dr Haissam Bou Said exclusively confirms to VT that the Israeli Brigadier Yussi Elon Shahak captured by the Iraqi popular army confessed during the investigation that,

“There is a strong cooperation between MOSSAD and ISIS top military commanders,” asserting that “there are Israeli advisors helping the Organization on laying out strategic and military plans, and guiding them in the battlefield.”

The terrorist organization also has military consultants from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Jordan. Saudi Arabia has so far provided ISIS with 30,000 vehicles, while Jordan rendered 4500 vehicles. Qatar and United Arab Emirates delivered funds for covering ISIS overall expenditure.

Oct 21 12:21

Iraq Moves to Exclude US from Anti-ISIL Campaign

Deputy Secretary General of Iraq's Badr Organization Abdolkarim al-Ansari blasted the US-led Anti-ISIL Coalition's poor performance in fighting the Takfiri terrorists, and said his country does no more want Washington's help in the war against the militant group. He, meantime, appreciated the role played by the quadrilateral coalition comprising Syria, Russia, Iran and Iraq against the ISIL, and said, "The Iraqis welcomes Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi's request from Russia for direct intervention in the anti-ISIL fight and our country does not need the American troops."

Oct 21 10:58

FINALLY: Obama Admits He Is Training ISIS In Syria

Text "Obama accidentally admitted US government is training ISIL (ISIS, Islamic State) which White House later denied and corrected the "mistake".This is consistent with what my research ultimately concludes and what many in the alternative media have been reporting."

Oct 21 10:37

US General: Iraq Doesn’t Want Russia’s Help

Fresh off his visit to Iraq, US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joe Dunford declared that Iraq doesn’t want Russian help in fighting ISIS, and that the US is their “main ally” and all they need in the ongoing war, while accusing Russia of making the Syrian war “worse” by their recent participation.

Gen. Dunford claimed to have been told this in meetings with Iraqi PM Hayder Abadi, even though Abadi has publicly insisted, repeatedly, that he “would welcome” Russian airstrikes against ISIS and indeed would welcome help from any country willing in the battle.

Oct 21 10:31

U.S. to Iraq: If Russia helps you fight ISIS, we can't

The U.S. has told Iraq's leaders they must choose between ongoing American support in the battle against militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and asking the Russians to intervene instead.

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"Don't let the door hit you on the way out, guys!" -- Eye-rack

Oct 21 09:17


Now imagine living with that fear, day after day after day; fear for yourself, fear for the lives and health of your loved ones. Imagine the long sleepless nights wondering if the next day will invite the killer into your home; if the rain will wash the killer onto the food you will eat.


Then imagine a monster so evil they would inflict that endless fear onto innocent and unoffending people.

Then stop imagining, because it really happened, but just once but twice.

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Oct 21 08:42

How Neocons Destabilized Europe

Exclusive: The neocon prescription of endless “regime change” is spreading chaos across the Middle East and now into Europe, yet the neocons still control the mainstream U.S. narrative and thus have diagnosed the problem as not enough “regime change,” as Robert Parry reports.

The refugee chaos that is now pushing deep into Europe – dramatized by gut-wrenching photos of Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi whose body washed up on a beach in Turkey – started with the cavalier ambitions of American neocons and their liberal-interventionist sidekicks who planned to remake the Middle East and other parts of the world through “regime change.”

Instead of the promised wonders of “democracy promotion” and “human rights,” what these “anti-realists” have accomplished is to spread death, destruction and destabilization across the Middle East and parts of Africa and now into Ukraine and the heart of Europe. Yet, since these neocon forces still control the Official Narrative, their explanations get top billing – such as that there hasn’t been enough “regime change.”

Oct 21 08:29

Iraqi Parliament to Vote on Request for Russian Airstrikes

A member of the State of Law Coalition revealed on Wednesday Iraq's parliament is planning to vote whether or not the country should request the support of the Russian Air Force in fighting the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group by the end of this month.

Oct 20 22:12

BEX ALERT: U.S. military chief: Iraq doesn't want Russian help

I see we have another real winner as head of the Pentagram.
They don't seem to understand that President Putin has put the lie to the war on terror and all those ISIS and AlQaeda guys supported by the US now have their big butts hangin out with US Grade A Prime stamped across both hams!

BAGHDAD — The United States' top military officer said Tuesday that Iraq is not planning to turn to Russia for airstrikes and other military assistance in its fight against Islamic State militants.

“Both the minister of defense and the prime minister said absolutely there is no request right now for the Russians to support them,” Marine Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said following a daylong visit to Iraq. Dunford met there with Iraqi and coalition officials.

Oct 20 17:23

Truth about 9/11 would take down the US as a global empire: Scholar

The truth about the September 11, 2001 terror attacks would not only destabilize the American political system but it would also take down the US as a global empire, an American scholar says.

Dr. Kevin Barrett, a founding member of the Scientific Panel for the Investigation of 9/11, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Tuesday, while commenting on the ongoing feud between Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Jeb Bush over the 9/11 attacks.

Oct 20 17:18

Fox News analyst who masqueraded as CIA agent sent to prison

A Fox News analyst, who claims to have had a life-long career at the CIA, has been jailed in the United States fabricating the story.

Wayne Simmons, 62, of Annapolis, Maryland, has been remanded to the custody of the US Marshals on Tuesday over pretending to be a former deep-cover CIA agent and posing a threat to the community.

According to ruling by a Virginia judge, Wayne Simmons, 62, of Annapolis, Maryland, is a “significant danger” to the country.

Simmons, who often appeared on Fox News as an analyst on terrorism, has pretended to have worked for the Central Intelligence Agency from 1973 until 2000 as an “Outside Paramilitary Special Operations Officer.”

Oct 20 16:32

You won’t believe the SHOCKING truth about the Iraq War revealed in AMAZING new memo!

As the same establishment press that sold the public the Iraq WMD lies “breaks” the “news” that Bush and Blair planned the invasion in advance, James shows the documents we’ve had for a decade telling us the exact same thing.

Oct 20 15:18

Canada withdrawing fighter jets from Iraq, Syria, Trudeau tells Obama

Ottawa (AFP) - Canada's prime minister-elect Justin Trudeau on Tuesday said he told US President Barack Obama that Canadian fighter jets would withdraw from fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, but gave no timeline.

"About an hour ago I spoke with President Obama," Trudeau told a press conference.

While Canada remains "a strong member of the coalition against ISIL," Trudeau said he made clear to the US leader "the commitments I have made around ending the combat mission."

Oct 20 10:22

Iraq Mulling to Replace US with Russia in Anti-Terrorism Campaign

"The parliament fractions are calling on the Iraqi government to request Russian airstrikes and use it to attack the ISIL military bases and oil centers," Rubaie, who is now a senior legislator at the Iraqi parliament, told FNA on Tuesday.

"The US air force doesn’t cooperate with Iraq's federal government and security and armed forces and refrains from providing any intelligence on ISIL's concentration and field camps," he added.

Rubaie complained that in every 10 flight missions conducted by the US-led coalition planes, ISIL positions come under attack in only two missions, while nothing special happens in the remaining 8 missions.

Oct 20 09:54

RAW: Plumes of smoke rise as Iraq attacks ISIS shelters

The Iraqi Defense Ministry has released combat footage of what it claims is an aerial attack on ISIS in the cities of Tikrit and Samara.

Oct 20 06:15

NATO BLIND: Top Secret Russian Air Defence System Deployed in Syria

You are only as good as those you fight. The US military is great for gunning down innocent men,women and children all over the planet for their corporate and neocon masters.
They are absolutely no good for defending the USA from attack and are at this moment training to attack the American people. And they have now been caught not only giving aid and comfort to America's enemies,they the Pentagram creates Americas enemies out of whole cloth! Shameful!

Thierry Meyssan, a French journalist who has been based in Damascus for some years now, is reporting that Russia has deployed its most advanced, top secret air defence system in Syria, which has essentially “left NATO blind.”

While the West has been completely embarrassed by Russia’s swift and effective operation in Syria, it has now been utterly outclassed; so greatly that, as we shall hear below, even NATO Commanders are ‘worried’.

Oct 20 05:55

America enabled radical Islam: How the CIA, George W. Bush and many others helped create ISIS

We have tried to harness the power of radical Islam for our own interests for decades. ISIS is partially on America

Since 1980, the United States has intervened in the affairs of fourteen Muslim countries, at worst invading or bombing them. They are (in chronological order) Iran, Libya, Lebanon, Kuwait, Iraq, Somalia, Bosnia, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Sudan, Kosovo, Yemen, Pakistan, and now Syria. Latterly these efforts have been in the name of the War on Terror and the attempt to curb Islamic extremism.

Oct 19 19:02

‘Cheerleader’: Leaked memo claims Blair supported Iraq invasion year before war

Britain's former Prime Minister Tony Blair has found himself in the media firing line. A leaked memo appears to show that he signed up to the 2003 Iraq war a year before the actual invasion.

Oct 19 18:24

Drone crashes in Iraq: Was it American?

A supposedly US drone crashed in the desert near the city of Al-Kut in Iraq.

Oct 19 12:28

CIA Moves Wounded ISIS Head to Turkish Hospital After Iraq Air Attack

ISIL Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been transferred to Turkey for treatment through a series of coordination measures by the CIA after the notorious terrorist leader was severely injured in the Iraqi army’s airstrike on his convoy in Western Anbar province, media reports disclosed on Wednesday.

“The CIA has drone coordination with the Turkish intelligence organization to transfer al-Baghdadi to Turkey,” the Arabic-language al-Manar TV quoted unnamed sources as saying on Wednesday.

The source said that two companions of al-Baghdadi who were also injured in the attack on the ISIL leader’s convoy and were captured by the Iraqi forces have confirmed that al-Baghdadi has been injured in the Sunday attack.

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And if that doesn't tell you ISIS is actually working for the US, nothing will.

Oct 19 11:28

Scared Little Girls: ISIS Members Shave Their Beards and Flee En Masse Dressed as Women

In the wake of Russian airtrikes, it is being reported today that droves of terrified ISIS jihadists have shaved their beards off and donned dresses (well, niqabs) to flee Syria en masse.

Pictures of “mounds of shaved off facial hair” tossed onto the battlefield with discarded razor blades taken near Aleppo have been posted on Twitter.


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Oct 19 10:16

Security Expert: Iraq to Ask for Russia's Military Aid after Salahuddin Operations

The Baghdad government will ask for Russia's direct military assistance in the fight against the ISIL in the coming days, Iraqi security expert Hesham al-Hashemi said, adding that further military advances by Iraq's joint forces will be a great achievement for the quadrilateral coalition. "If the Iraqi security forces achieve considerable advances in their fight against the ISIL in the Northern parts of Salahudin province, Iraq will surely ask for Russia's military aid to help them in the fight agaist the ISIL," Al-Hashemi told FNA on Monday. The Iraqi security expert reiterated that the Iraqi air force desperately needs the Russian air force's help in the fight against the ISIL. He pointed to a security agreement signed between Iraq and the US, and said, "The Baghdad-Washington agreement will not prevent Iraq from asking for further military aid in the ongoing fight against terrorism from any third country."

Oct 19 10:14

War Criminals Bush-Blair Secret ‘Deal in Blood’

A bombshell White House memo has revealed for the first time details of the ‘deal in blood’ forged by Tony Blair and George Bush over the Iraq War.

The sensational leak shows that Blair had given an unqualified pledge to sign up to the conflict a year before the invasion started.

Oct 19 10:10


There is nothing new in a government lying to their people to start a war. Indeed because most people prefer living in peace to bloody and horrific death in war, any government that desires to initiate a war usually lies to their people to create the illusion that support for the war is the only possible choice they can make.

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Reposted as an "I told you so" following the release of the memo showing that George Bush and Tony Blair planned the Iraq war to remove Saddam a year before the actual invasion. Everything told to you to justify that war of conquest, including Saddam's nuclear weapons, was a lie to trick you into surrendering your money and the lives of your children for that war.

How much longer must this go on?

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Oct 19 10:08

We have cast iron proof of Tony Blair's war crimes, so no more Chilcot excuses

The Blair trip to Crawford Texas to visit Bush in April 2002 was clearly a turning point. It was obvious to anyone who cared to read beyond the official anodyne announcements surrounding the visit that there had been a deal between the two to go to war in Iraq.

The memos published in the Mail on Sunday confirm that this was indeed the case. The memo from Colin Powell admits as much and talks expressly about how best to handle the run up to war.

There is no talk of diplomatic solutions to the situation in Iraq. What is discussed is how best to achieve he goal which both men had already set themselves - that of going to war in Iraq. Their motive was clear at the time: nothing less than regime change, the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, would satisfy them.

Oct 19 09:40

Putin Is Hugely Popular in Iraq

“We don't want the international coalition, we want only Russia and we will slaughter a sheep to welcome them”. Some Iraqis see Moscow – which has staunchly backed Damascus and Tehran in recent years – as a more natural ally than the United States, which occupied the country for eight years. Putin's patented leadership brand of bare-chested antics and cold determination is a also hit in Iraq, where the cult of the strong leader is alive and well 12 years after Saddam Hussein's ouster... “Muslims bomb us because we are Rafidha,” says Saad Abdullah, who owns a convenience store in Najaf, employing a term which means “rejectionists” and is used by IS to refer to Shiites. "Meanwhile Putin, who is an Orthodox man, is defending us…. Maybe he really is a Shiite and we didn't know about it,” he says before flashing a huge smile. Taxi driver Ali al-Rammahi says Putin is the only reason he hasn't already joined the thousands of Iraqis fleeing the country to knock on Europe's doors.

Oct 19 07:59

Russia's Syrian Operation to Smash Terrorists, End Tyranny of Banking Elite

Russia's involvement in Syria actually means the decline of the US-led 'new world order' declared by George H.W. Bush in 1990, F. William Engdahl believes."

The Russian intervention has exposed the fraud of the US' position in the Middle East and shown the world that Washington lies, that she supports the very terrorists who allegedly were behind the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York and at the Pentagon," Engdahl pointed out in his article for New Eastern Outlook.

According to the historian Russia is about to put an end to the US-led "new world order" proclaimed by triumphalist President George H.W. Bush on September 11, 1990.

Oct 19 07:37

Families' fury over Blair's Iraq War lie: 'Smoking gun' memo reveals he backed Bush 12 months before conflict

Families of troops killed in Iraq last night reacted with fury to revelations that Tony Blair supported the US over the 2003 war a year before the first bombs fell.

A leaked White House memo from March 2002 tells George Bush that ‘Blair will be with us’ a full 12 months ahead of the conflict.

Relatives of those who died in action last night hit out at the ‘treachery’ and ‘deceit’ used by the former PM – who had told voters at the time that he was seeking a diplomatic solution with Baghdad.

Oct 18 23:18

Video: Obama Told You They Were Training ISIL Forces

It's like our Nobel Peace Prize winning president once said: "We must declare war on war, so the outcome will be peace upon peace."

More proof we're living in an Orwell novel.

Oct 18 22:02

Russia’s Awesome Responsibility

The Russian decision to proceed with military support to the Damascus government has shifted the global geopolitical map significantly. For the moment Washington is choosing to react with words, no doubt planning carefully its next move. The Russian intervention has exposed the fraud of the US position in the Middle East and shown the world that Washington lies, that she supports the very terrorists who allegedly were behind the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York and at the Pentagon.......

Oct 18 15:24

Iraq shows off airstrike by new Chinese-made combat drone (VIDEO)

The US will lose most of their arms exporting business over the next few years.

The Iraqi military has released a video displaying the combat deployment of a CH-4B drone which the country recently bought from China. Baghdad has been diversifying its arms supply to decrease its reliance on American producers.

The Caihong (Rainbow) 4B drone flew from the al-Kut Air Base southeast of Baghdad and shot an AR-1 laser-guided anti-tank missile at an Islamic State target, according to the Iraqi Defense Ministry. The first-ever Iraqi combat drone mission was supervised by Defense Minister Khaled-al-Obeidi.

Oct 18 14:19

The residence of Sadam Hussein was repelled from the terrorists in Iraq

The Iraqi army is advancing on the positions of militants - in Tikrit the former residence of Saddam Hussein was repelled from the terrorists.
Until 2005, the Palace complex was occupied by the Americans. They organized there the headquarters of the military command, then conveyed the building to the Iraqi military, who left it a year ago, when Tikrit was attacked by militants, reports channel "Russia 24".
Earlier it was reported that on the South of the province Ciroc the Iraqi army broke through the line of ISIS defense, with the support of the Kurdish militia. This was reported on Sunday on a press-conferences by the Deputy of Parliament from the province, the representative of the Union of national forces, Khaled al-Maragi.

Oct 18 11:24

You Won’t Believe The SHOCKING Truth About the Iraq War Revealed in AMAZING New Memo!!!

As the same establishment press that sold the public the Iraq WMD lies “breaks” the “news” that Bush and Blair planned the invasion in advance, James shows the documents we’ve had for a decade telling us the exact same thing. And people wonder why trust in media is at an all-time low…

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gee, I hate being right all the time! :)

On a more serious note...

It is time for all Americans to stop behaving like a test subject in one of Stanley Milgram's obedience experiments. It is time for all Americans to stand up to authority and refuse to cooperate, because we know the authority is acting badly, immorally, and criminally.

It is time for defiance of authority to become the major part of human behavior, if humans are to survive!

You have known all along the government is lying to start wars. You do not have an excuse not to take action, other than to admit you are just a lab rat in someone's psychology experiment.

Oct 18 06:37

"A Very Heavy Agenda" - New documentary released about the neocons and how they run foreign policy for Dems & Repubs

They work both sides of the Democrat Republican fence (not that it is much of a fence anyway) and are now up to their eyeballs in reviving the cold war.

About the video:

Post-9/11, the War on Terror had outlived its usefulness.

The minds behind the think tanks that drive America’s interventionist foreign policy decided that the U.S. needed a new enemy, so they chose an old one -- Russia.

Part 1: A Catalyzing Event 1hr 25mins

Cheney, Wolfowitz and Rumsfeld were ubiquitous in the news media as they took every available opportunity to market to America an aggressive preemptive war policy. But from where did their ideas originate? The answer is a tightly knit and eminently well placed group of neoconservative thought leaders, chief among them Bill Kristol and Robert Kagan. Part 1 begins in the panicked weeks after 9/11, as Kagan et al. seized upon the hysteria surrounding the anthrax letter attacks to further shape America’s perception of reality, planting the seeds for endless future military engagements. George W. Bush may have been understandably perceived as an idiot, but watching these wonks and academics drive the ideological engine for his administration belies a much more sophisticated strategy at play.

Part 2: How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The New Neocons 1hr 35mins

After the Cold War, the US-NATO reach expanded significantly to take in most of the old Soviet Union clients in the Warsaw pact. Neoconservative darling Robert Kagan and his diplomat wife Victoria Nuland played key roles inside and out of various administrations and think tanks as they greased the skids for a US-sponsored coup in Ukraine. Part 2 shows the resurrection of old cold warriors from beltway depths to deliver blatant propaganda with techniques reminiscent of a red scare era that had only just faded from memory. US-funded outfits like Radio Free Liberty are pitted against Russia’s RT as each nation accuses the other of waging an ever more desperate and transparent "Information War".

Part 3: Maintaining the World Order 1hr 30mins

"When the Berlin wall fell, our work wasn't finished". -- Victoria Nuland, November 2013

“Fuck the EU” -- Victoria Nuland, February 2014

While stage managing the American empire has undoubtedly proved to be a more difficult task now than in the bipolar world of the cold war era, it is not for lack of greed or hubris that the Kagans and others continue to sell their vision. Did they create these ideas because they truly believe in America's right to be the dominant force in the world? Or, do these ideas help sell weapons and control resources like oil and rare minerals? Part 3 shows interview footage of an obscure PNAC member (Thomas Donnelly) taking credit for the ominous “New Pearl Harbor” phrasing in the notorious 'Rebuilding America’s Defenses' document. But the evidence shows the genesis of the concept to be patriarch Don Kagan, in conjunction with his son Fred, in prior op-eds that call for ‘a catalyzing event’. Other newly sourced footage shows the pair advocating for a US military ground invasion of Palestine on September 12th, 2001 and displaying an unnerving prescience about the 9/11 attacks themselves.

Watch a trailer of the video here (warning: one episode of loud swearing):
Go here to download or order on DVD:

Oct 17 18:53

Bombshell from Hillary's email stash: Smoking gun emails reveal Blair's 'deal in blood' with George Bush over Iraq war

The disclosure is certain to lead for calls for Sir John Chilcot to reopen his inquiry into the Iraq War if, as is believed, he has not seen the Powell memo.

A second explosive memo from the same cache also reveals how Bush used ‘spies’ in the Labour Party to help him to manipulate British public opinion in favour of the war.

The documents, obtained by The Mail on Sunday, are part of a batch of secret emails held on the private server of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton which U.S. courts have forced her to reveal.

Former Tory Shadow Home Secretary David Davis said: ‘The memos prove in explicit terms what many of us have believed all along: Tony Blair effectively agreed to act as a frontman for American foreign policy in advance of any decision by the House of Commons or the British Cabinet.

Oct 17 17:17

A Very Heavy Agenda Part 1 : A Catalyzing Event [Trailer] (Neocons exposed)

Post-9/11, the War on Terror had outlived its usefulness.
The minds behind the think tanks that drive America’s interventionist foreign policy decided that the U.S. needed a new enemy, so they chose an old one -- Russia.

Part 1: A Catalyzing Event 1hr 25mins

Cheney, Wolfowitz and Rumsfeld were ubiquitous in the news media as they took every available opportunity to market to America an aggressive preemptive war policy. But from where did their ideas originate? The answer is a tightly knit and eminently well placed group of neoconservative thought leaders, chief among them Bill Kristol and Robert Kagan. Part 1 begins in the panicked weeks after 9/11, as Kagan et al. seized upon the hysteria surrounding the anthrax letter attacks to further shape America’s perception of reality, planting the seeds for endless future military engagements. George W. Bush may have been understandably perceived as an idiot, but watching these wonks and academics drive the ideological engine for his administration belies a much more sophisticated strategy at play.

(Embedded trailer for Part1 at link.)

Oct 17 11:48

Why US fears Putin success in Syria

Russia is conducting operations that are lawful under international law with the full consent of the Syrian government – unlike the US-led coalition which is bombing the country illegally.

Last week, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter darkly predicted that Russia would suffer blowback from its intervention in Syria with acts of terrorism being committed on “Russian soil.”

Oct 17 08:35

'They don't care who gets killed': Ex-drone pilot turned whistleblower to RT

What masquerades as our government here in America is really a criminal gang run by Psychopaths!

Guilt-ridden American drone pilots continue to quit in unprecedented numbers. One former secret mission operator, Brandon Bryant, who’s received a whistleblower award, spoke to RT of the horrors of indiscriminate killing from a safe distance.

“The people that are giving the order to kill – they don’t care who gets killed as long as their target gets attacked… they’ll take out however many people they can in order to get their results,” Bryant says.

Oct 16 18:06

Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th US President and Russia fired exactly 26 cruise missiles, after which the carrier Theodore Roosevelt withdrew from the Persian Gulf

Comment by the Saker: the big news here is that the USA has pulled the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) out of the Persian Gulf and that, for the first time in many years, no US aircraft carrier will be patrolling these waters. In fact, there are currently no US aircraft carriers anywhere near the Middle-East. Funny fact: Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th US President and Russia fired exactly 26 cruise missiles, after which the Theodore Roosevelt withdrew. Coincidence or the the Kremlin send a message to Uncle Sam?

Oct 15 18:23

CNN - ISIS training video revealed

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note the "US" stamped on the tents in that opening shot!

Oct 15 14:32

Report: US, Turkish Intelligence Coordinated ISIL Leader's Transfer to Turkey for Treatment

ISIL Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been transferred to Turkey for treatment through a series of coordination measures by the CIA after the notorious terrorist leader was severely injured in the Iraqi army's airstrike on his convoy in Western Anbar province, media reports disclosed on Wednesday.

"The CIA has drone coordination with the Turkish intelligence organization to transfer al-Baghdadi to Turkey," the Arabic-language al-Manar TV quoted unnamed sources as saying on Wednesday.

Oct 15 12:45

Pentagon admits Islamic State may obtain weapons from US arms dumps in Iraq

Officials with the US Defense Department reported about the existence of secret ammo dumps in Iraq. According to Washington Free Beacon, Pentagon officials admit that Islamic State militants may get hold of those weapons, if they find them. According to the US Defense Department, there are guns, bombs and even anti-tank missiles stored at those depots. Some of them are located in militant-controlled areas. Noteworthy, former CIA officer Larry Johnson set out his surprise about the fact that the United States decided to deliver 50 tons of weapons to militants of the "moderate" Syrian opposition, to which Washington refers to as the Liberation Army of Syria. According to the officer, it is a big question who receives these weapons, as Washington has openly admitted the failure of the program to train the "moderate" Syrian opposition. Many of the "opposition" members eventually joined the Islamic State and Al-Nusra Jebhat terrorist groups.

Oct 15 09:09

Daesh withdrawing from positions in Syria: Russia

Moscow says Daesh Takfiri terrorists appear to be abandoning their positions in Syria, as army forces, backed by Moscow’s air support, continue to make more gains against the militants on different fronts.

Major General Igor Konashenkov, the spokesman for the Russian Defense Minisry, said on Thursday that the militants “are retreating; they are trying to build new position areas and to adjust the logistics system providing them with ammunition, armaments and gear on their way.”

Konashenkov further said Russia is processing and analyzing data from Russian sources and an intelligence-sharing center in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad regarding the developments in Syria.