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Israeli Attack on Syrian Weapons Convoy Sends Strong Message to Syria and Lebanon

The story is all over the news. On Wednesday morning, the Israeli Air Force attacked two targets in Syria, but the stories in the press are still contradictory. So we will try to clarify the situation a bit. The bare

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Posted in Middle East, Terrorism

The New Poisonous Coalition of Terrorism

Looking at a single terrorist group (such as al Qaeda) and saying it is the root cause of terrorism is neither correct nor smart. The terrorist threat comes from a complex network of aligned terrorist organizations and terror-supporting countries, as

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Russian Sending Large Landing Ship to Syrian Port of Tartus

  The large landing ship Novocherkassk of the Russian Black Sea Fleet left the Novorossiysk naval base and is heading for the Syrian port of Tartus, a source from the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces has told Tass.

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Russian Sierra-2 Attack Sub Seen 300 Miles off East Coast

A Russian nuclear-powered attack submarine cruised within 300 miles of the East Coast recently in the latest sign Russia is continuing to flex its naval and aerial power against the United States, defense officials said. The submarine was identified by

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Posted in US, World

Russian Sub in Gulf of Mexico for a Month Undetected

In 1966, a Soviet captain ran his submarine aground on a Massachusetts beach in a comedy film titled “The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming.” In 2012, a Russian captain took his submarine into the Gulf of Mexico and

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Syria: Gov’t Forces Launch Ground Assault on Aleppo with Heavy Artillery

Editor’s Note: Understanding the News from Syria The reports from Syria recall the old story of the blind men describing an elephant. To each one, describing what he could feel with his hands, the elephant was like a tree, a

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Posted in Flashpoint, Middle East

Russian warships on maneuvers, will re-supply in Syria

A dozen Russian warships from three fleets are participating in a joint three-month exercise. The group is to visit the Syrian port city of Tartus, where a Russian base is located. The drills are not related to the Syrian conflict,

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US buys Russian arms despite Syria criticism

The Pentagon on Tuesday defended plans to buy attack helicopters from a Russian arms firm for the Afghan government, despite the company coming under criticism from US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. US senators have voiced dismay at the deal

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Debka: US speeds up limited air strike, no-fly zones for Syria

US President Barack Obama has ordered the US Navy and Air Force to accelerate preparations for a limited air offensive against the Assad regime and the imposition of no-fly zones over Syria, debkafile reports. Their mission will be to knock

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Posted in Headline, Middle East, US

Putin Says, “Israel Will Take Care of Iran”

Russian President Vladimir Putin is apparently not worried about an Iranian nuclear bomb because, as he reportedly told the former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar, “The Israelis will take care of it”. He is also reportedly not worried about

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