Joel Barlow: War after war his hungry soul require, each land lie reeking with its people’s slain

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Joel Barlow
Advice To A Raven In Russia (1812)


Black fool, why winter here? These frozen skies,
Worn by your wings and deafen’d by your cries,
Should warn you hence, where milder suns invite,
And day alternates with his mother night.
You fear perhaps your food will fail you there,
Your human carnage, that delicious fare
That lured you hither, following still your friend
The great Napoleon to the world’s bleak end.
You fear, because the southern climes pour’d forth
Their clustering nations to infest the north,
Barvarians, Austrians, those who Drink the Po
And those who skirt the Tuscan seas below,
With all Germania, Neustria, Belgia, Gaul,
Doom’d here to wade thro slaughter to their fall,
You fear he left behind no wars, to feed
His feather’d canibals and nurse the breed.

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Mikdad :Syria’s territories can’t be desecrated by anyone, US-Zionist strategy aims to prolong war against Syria


Beirut, Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad stressed that Syria has never been an easy prey throughout history and its territories can’t be desecrated by anyone, adding that this fact is reflected through the victories notched up by the Syrian Arab army.

In an article published Saturday by Lebanese al-Binaa Newspaper under the title “Wrong Bet…Catastrophic Results”, Mikdad said “The Syrian people and leadership have not been waiting for the lecture of the US Vice President Joe Biden at Harvard University to know the role played by Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and others in financing, arming and sheltering the terrorist groups.”

Mikdad wondered how those Arab countries and Turkey, which have supported terrorism, demand apologies from the US while they must apologize to Syria in the first place, and to the honest international community which is not involved in supporting terrorism in the second place.

He indicated that the Western coalition, led by the US, acts in a “contradicted way” at the international arena as it rejects the democratic principle which is related to the equality in the sovereignty among the countries stipulated by the UN Charter through taking decisions on behalf of all the countries whether they are good or bad.

Mikdad added that Turkey is nowadays talking about imposing a buffer zone in Syria and Iraq in cooperation with other countries such as France, stressing that there will be a huge price for this move on the regional and international levels.

He pointed out that the Turks and their French allies will face a great resistance by all the spectrums of the Syrian people who will defend their national identity and face the contradiction between the Arab-Western alliance on one hand and the real intentions of Turkey on the other hand.

Mikdad added that the stances of some UN Security Council’s permanent member states play a key role in preventing such adventures through rejecting the interference in Syria’s internal affairs.

He criticized the Saudi regime which continues to be subordinated to the West and the US in a way that harms the Arab interests .

Mikdad asserted that the US-Zionist strategy has been exposed as it basically works on prolonging the war against Syria with the aim of undermining it in the interest of the Zionist entity which is the sole beneficiary of the continuation of the killing machine in Syria.

Deputy Foreign Minister reiterated that the victory achieved by Syria due to the awareness of its people and wisdom of its leadership is embodied through the great Syrian army which represents the biggest danger on the Israeli projects and their supporters, therefore, it has always been the target of the enemies who want to undermine Syria.

He added that the current situation stresses that whoever doesn’t stand with Syria is a supporter of the Islamic State “ISIS” terrorist organization and there is no third choice.


People of Ein al-Arab continue to defend their city against Daesh-ISIS terrorists, Syrian Arab Army eliminates foreign mercenaries across country

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Ein al-Arab city northeast of Aleppo

People of Ein al-Arab continue to defend their city against Daesh-ISIS terrorists

The people of Ein al-Arab city northeast of Aleppo continue to repel the terrorist of ISIS, with local sources saying that locals managed to carry out special operations including infiltration ops in the east of the city to eliminate ISIS members and return to their bases.

The sources said that the city’s northwestern front is the most volatile currently, affirming that ISIS terrorist haven’t managed to advance towards the center of the town and are still positioned east of it.

Media sources said that locals managed to repel a massive ISIS attack which the terrorists had waged from the city’s southern side at midnight in a bid to reach the city center, saying that the attack and the ensuing clashes lasted around an hour and a half.

The sources said that violent battles took place between ISIS terrorists…

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Turkey’s Priority is Dealing Blow to Kurds and Toppling Assad ~ [Middle East expert Michael Lüders]

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Middle East expert Michael Lüders discusses the situation in the northern Syrian town of Kobani (or Ayn al-Arab), and how the Turkish government is responding to the “Islamic State” (IS, aka ISIL or ISIS) threat on its border by secretly helping the terrorist group to deal a heavy blow to the Kurds.

He also says that the Syrian government is being boosted by ISIL’s growth as it is increasingly seen as the only force on the ground in Syria that is capable of fighting ISIL.


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Russia says buffer zone in Syria needs UN approval

Russia says there will be no legal basis for any unilateral attempt to set up a buffer zone in Syria and such a move needs to be approved by the UN.

“The UN Security Council must take the decision on such zones,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich, said on Thursday.

Lukashevich emphasized that any one-sided attempt by a country or a coalition to create the buffer zone is “illegitimate.”

The Russian official made the remarks in an apparent reference to the so-called US-led coalition against the ISIL Takfiri terrorists. His comments came after Turkey called for the establishment of a buffer zone in Syria in the face of ISIL threats.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that Ankara is ready to launch ground operations against ISIL only if a buffer zone was set up between Turkey and Syria.

Since late September, the United States and its Arab allies have been conducting airstrikes against ISIL positions inside Syria, without any authorization from Damascus or a UN mandate. The US also started its airstrikes on Iraq in early August.

The Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson said the ongoing “unsanctioned” US-led airstrikes against ISIL positions in Syria would “further fan the flames of radical opinion” in the region.

NATO has also reacted to the Turkish appeal for the buffer zone, with Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg saying that the proposal is not an issue that could be dealt with at this stage.

The NATO chief added that expecting Turkish forces to lead a ground operation in Syria is not realistic.

Source-Press TV

Erdoğan ist eine Marionette der Wahhabiten

Turkish police teargas anti-ISIS protesters in several cities

Media reports say police in Istanbul and at least six other Turkish cities clashed with hundreds of demonstrators protesting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group’s advance on a Kurdish town on Syria’s border with Turkey.

The Turkish news agency Dogan said Tuesday clashes broke out in several Istanbul neighborhoods overnight Monday, as protesters set up barricades.

Police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse the protesting crowd. Demonstrators responded by hurling stones, fireworks and firebombs at police and setting a bus on fire. One police officer was injured.

The mostly Kurdish-populated cities of Diyarbakir, Batman, Van, Sirnak, Sanliurfa and Hakkari witnessed similar protests.

According to Dogan, 20,000 people were protesting against ISIS on Turkey border with Iraq on Tuesday.

Chanting anti-ISIS slogans, the crowd marched along the border, ending their protest with a press release in Kurdish language.

The Turkish security forces on Monday used tear gas to push dozens of reporters and Kurdish civilians away from the border zone, as they fled the intense fighting in the besieged Syrian town of Kobane.

Armed forces employed tear gas for the second day in a row to push people back from the border area, which has become increasingly dangerous due to mortars fired from Syria, an AFP correspondent reported.

Last Wednesday, Turkish police detained three students at Istanbul University suspected of being sympathizers of ISIS following clashes at an anti-jihadist campus protest, reports said.

Police stormed the university’s faculty of humanities and science in Istanbul’s Beyazit district after Islamist students armed with sticks and stones attacked another group protesting against ISIS.

Three students were detained after being identified by police as ISIS supporters because they were wearing black masks and hats during the fight earlier Wednesday, Hurriyet newspaper reported on its website.

ISIS fighters, backed by tanks and artillery, have pushed into the embattled Kobane, touching off heavy street battles with the town’s Kurdish defenders.

Source: Al Akhbar

Nuland Lands in Kiev as US-backed Regime Tools Up for War ~ Finian CUNNINGHAM

In an ominous sign that the war in Ukraine is set to further escalate, US state department official Victoria Nuland arrived in Kiev where she met with senior members of the Western-backed regime.

In recent days the ceasefire brokered on September 5 has come under intense pressure as Kiev military forces have stepped up their barrage of the eastern city of Donetsk, with several civilian casualties reported almost on a daily basis.

As civilian homes burn in Donetsk, the Kiev regime has also begun openly talking about resuming its war footing by «raising combat readiness» and mobilising new army units toward the eastern Donbass regions, where it is trying to suppress a pro-independence movement in the self-declared People’s Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk.

For the past month, the Kiev regime has been talking out of both sides of its mouth. At times it has been declaring commitment to a ceasefire brokered by Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). At other times, hardliners in the regime have been warning that there was no such truce in practice, and that it was on the verge of an all-out war with Russia.

All the while, the putative ceasefire has been in tatters largely because Kiev’s forces have refused to withdraw from the conflict lines and continued to shell civilians centres.

Now the Kiev President Petro Poroshenko has flipped to a strident war rhetoric. In a televised appearance this week, the former industry tycoon had swapped his tie and suit for military uniform, and was warning that forces under his command were ready to use «modern fighting techniques».

Poroshenko said that «Ukraine has transferred its economy to a military footing and will provide everything possible for the Ukrainian army to be stronger». This while his bankrupt country owes Russia $5.3 billion in unpaid gas bills.

Last week his hardline Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk declared that Kiev’s military had been replenished with new equipment and winter gear.

The timing of this renewed militarism across the board in Kiev’s political leadership – together with increasing violations of the ceasefire in the east – seems more than coincidental with the arrival of eminence grise Victoria Nuland.

Nuland, who is Assistant Secretary of State to John Kerry, hasn’t been in Kiev since March. For the past seven months, she has taken a noticeably low profile with regard to Ukraine. Her absence was no doubt aimed at deflecting from her earlier controversial involvement in overseeing the CIA-backed coup on February 22, when the elected government of then President Viktor Yanukovych was deposed by the fascist cabal headed up by Yatsenyuk.

Two weeks before that coup, Nuland had been caught in a private phone call with the US ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, plotting on the shape of the new regime, with Yatsenyuk nominated as the point man. Nuland was also caught disparaging the European Union with expletives, in a clear signal that Washington was taking the driving seat to install the new regime, headed up by their man «Yats».

Yatsenyuk’s Fatherland Party and the neo-Nazi Svoboda party, with its Right Sector stormtroopers, have dominated the regime’s anti-Russia policies ever since. Following a secret visit to Kiev in April by CIA director John Brennan, the regime embarked on a massive military offensive to suppress dissident ethnic Russian populations in the east of the country who were refusing to recognise the legitimacy of the US-backed coup.

That offensive – dubbed an anti-terror operation – has been largely under-reported by Western news media, even though it has resulted in more than 3,600 deaths and up to one million refugees. Most of the casualties have been civilian, with a Russian Investigative Committee reporting last week that at least 2,500 people have been killed from indiscriminate shelling of civilian centres in Donetsk and Luhansk by Kiev forces. The latter comprise regular army units, as well as neo-Nazi paramilitaries belonging to the so-called National Guard and various private militia (death squads) run by pro-Kiev oligarch figures, such as Igor Kolomoisky.

Both Washington and Brussels have obfuscated this terror campaign by affecting to give it legality by referring to the Kiev regime as the «government of Ukraine». Washington and Brussels have also amplified Kiev’s diversionary propaganda accusing Russia of covert aggression and destabilising the Donbass regions. Moscow has consistently denied any involvement; and Western governments, the Kiev regime and NATO have not produced a shred of verifiable proof to support their tendentious claims against Russia.

Russia’s President Putin and the OSCE chairman, Didier Burkalter, who is also the Swiss president, this week reiterated that all sides in the Ukrainian conflict must abide by the terms of the ceasefire signed in Minsk on September 5.

But it seems that Kiev is now moving to dispel any pretence of recognising that ceasefire.

Since the truce was called – and apparently signed up to by Kiev’s President Poroshenko – the pro-independence Russian-speaking militia in Donbass have claimed that Kiev’s forces were only using the lull in violence as an opportunity to regroup.

Speaking on September 8, Donetsk People’s Republic deputy premier Andrei Purgin said: «They are doing what was impossible without truce conditions. All the movements of convoys would have been impossible. During the truce, convoys of combat vehicles are reaching destinations and preparing for attacks.»

Poroshenko’s public role in all this seems to have been to give an outward impression of adhering to a cessation and paving the way for political dialogue with the dissident regions.

However, that impression has to be set against continual breaches of the ceasefire and mounting civilian casualties by his forces, relentless anti-Russian rhetoric from the hardliners like Yatsenyuk, and the supply of military aid to the Kiev regime from Washington – the last tranche worth $53 million was announced while Poroshenko was being feted in the White House three weeks ago.

This week on the day that Nuland landed in Kiev, the regime announced what many suspected all along – that it was merely using the month-old ceasefire as a tactical launchpad to redouble its military operations.

Andrey Lysenko, Kiev’s National Defence and Security Council spokesman, said on Monday: «We have managed to upgrade the equipment currently in service, to get new armaments, and to reorganise and retool the defence industries that manufacture armaments and repair hardware.» He added: «We have also managed to regroup our forces, to carry out deep reconnaissance and to gather more information about the enemy. We have completed the third wave of mobilisation. We have replaced the units that needed that, we gave them a chance to have some rest after heavy fighting and to get back to normal».

By «normal», Lysenko means «terrorising civilians in eastern Ukraine».

This underscores what Poroshenko has in recent days said about «the economy moving to a war footing».

The sinister sign is that the Kiev regime, including the «Candy King» Poroshenko, is now realigning to an all-out belligerent policy toward the people of eastern Ukraine, and by extension, toward Russia itself.

The long overdue visit to Kiev this week by Victoria Nuland – Washington’s Ukraine hawk – carries the foreboding imprimatur of US-backed war escalation.


The USA regime, of Nobel Peace Prize Obama, Is Setting Up a New Terrorist Army in Reyhanlı, Turkey

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US journalist David Ignatius has written an article for the Washington Post where he states that the USA is attempting to unite some ‘Free Syrian Army’-linked group of mercenary-terrorists located in the Turkish city of Reyhanlı, which has now been turned into a gathering placeof jihadist-terrorists and mercenaries of variousgangsand denominations.

In his article on the Washington Post (WP), titledUnifying the ‘moderate opposition’ is the biggest challenge in Syria”, David Ignatius (D.I.) wrote that in southern Turkey he met one of the armed gangs chief, Hamza al-Shamali, commander of one of the largest ‘moderate’ terrorist organizations, the ‘Harakat Hazm’.

Ignatius stated that al-Shamali “commands about 4,200 trained and vetted fighters,” and reported that for the armed gangs chief, “the immediate problem isn’t defeating the Islamic State”.

The real problem for al-Shamali (as for all terrorist leaders) is to coordinate terrorists and mercenaries…

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Series: Is it just me or…. Joe Biden and Islamic State

Series: Is it just me or…. Joe Biden and Islamic State ~ by Danny Fröberg

Is it just me or don’t it seem strange that presumably the second most powerful guy on the planet US Vice President Joe Biden basically tells the world how and who created, equipped and financed the latest scourge on the planet, namely IS, ISIS or ISIL (whatever it’s called this week, they can’t seem to decide) and pretty much no one reacts…

Turkish President Erdogan demands an apology as he was angry over comments in which Biden said Erdogan had admitted that Turkey had made mistakes by allowing foreign fighters to cross into Syria, which he of course gets from Biden, whom however does not retract his statements and still no one reacts.

At Harvard, Biden said that “our biggest problem is our allies” in responding to the civil war in Syria.

“The Turks, who are great friends — I have a great relationship with Erdogan, whom I spend a lot of time with — the Saudis, the Emiratis, etc. What were they doing? They were so determined to take down (Syrian President Bashar) Assad and essentially have a proxy Sunni-Shia war,” Biden said.

“What did they do? They poured hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of tons of weapons into anyone who would fight against Assad — except that the people who were being supplied were al-Nusra and al-Qaida and the extremist elements of jihadis coming from other parts of the world.”

Now United Arab Emirates demands an explanation as they too were mentioned and I’m sure they’ll get one.

Now one wonders if anyone will react and start demanding real answers or will the world press and establishment politicos simply allow Biden to back pedal wildly and pretend that none of this was ever said, something that has been told time and time again by both Iraqi’s, Syrians and Kurds alike.

‘Ain’t It a B***h?’
Is it just me or would you to like some real answers?


Erdoğan ist eine Marionette der Wahhabiten

Did Secret Deal Between Erdogan and Syrian Kurd PYD Lead To Massacre of Tal Abyad

President al-Assad performs Eid al-Adha prayer at al-Nu’man Bin Bashir Mosque in Damascus


President Bashar al-Assad on Saturday performed Eid al-Adha prayer at al-Nu’man Bin Bashir Mosque in Damascus.

Senior officials in the state and the Baath Arab Socialist Party (BASP), a number of the People’s Assembly members, Syria’s Grand Mufti, several Islamic scholars and a crowd of citizens also performed the prayer.

Following the prayer which was led by Sheikh Adnan al-Afiouni the President listened to the Eid sermon with Sheikh al-Afiouni saying: ” Eid is associated with happiness in the life of the nation,” he said. “But Eid has not entered our homes because the West and its tools decided to make Syria a battlefield for the implementation of their interests and agendas,”

Sheikh al-Afiouni stressed that the recent terrorist bombing in Homs, which claimed the lives of dozens of innocent civilians, mostly schoolchildren, is a clear example on the terrorism, infidelity and treachery of the foreign-backed tools.

“We pray for God to protect our country from a great conspiracy that targets its role, presence and resilience,” he said, adding: ” We pledge to keep the country from being turned into a war zone, torn apart and divided,” he said, referring to “plans drawn up at the White House.



EXCLUSIVE: Saudi Regime Alarmed over Disclosure of Close Ties with Israel

TEHRAN (FNA)- Saudi Deputy Foreign Minister Abdulaziz bin Abdullah voiced concern about the disclosure of the close relations between Riyadh and Tel Aviv, specially when Muslims from across the world are in Saudi Arabia for Hajj rituals.

“After a meeting between Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, also a former foreign minister, with Saudi Prince Turki bin Faisal al-Saud in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting late September, and given the decreasing influence of Riyadh in the region and among the Muslims, Abdulaziz bin Abdullah expressed dire concern about the disclosure of the close relations with Tel Aviv, specially when a large number of Muslims have gathered in the holy cities of Mecca and Medina for Hajj rituals,” an informed source told FNA.

According to the report, in a secret meeting between a close advisor to Abdulaziz bin Abdullah and Saudi Interior Minister Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, the two sides discussed the serious challenges facing Saudi Arabia in the near future.

“At the start of the meeting, the representative of Abdulaziz bin Abdullah elaborated on the meetings between certain high-ranking Saudi officials, specially Turki bin Faisal, and Zionist officials, mostly held in Aqaba port, in which Riyadh undertook some commitments,” the source who called for anonymity due to security concerns, said.

The source quoted Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud as saying that the most important subjects raised during the meeting between the Saudi and Israeli officials included 1. Strengthening cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Israel in defeating the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, 2. All-out cooperation to prevent a nuclear deal between Iran and the West in a way that Tehran’s relations with the western states will be experience serious trouble and lead the nuclear talks to a failure, 3. Finding new ways to accelerate and facilitate economic, political and foreign policy relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia, 4. Given the existence of differences between Saudi Arabia and Qatar on the political, territorial, economic and regional issues, Israel undertook to support Riyadh’s stances and force Qatar to accept the preconditions of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE for ending the existing conflicts, and 5. During the meeting between Turki al-Faisal and Tzipi Livni in New York, Saudi Arabia has presented a dual-track approach to play with Iran which started with Turki al-Faisal’s meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in New York.

“During the meeting between the two Saudi officials in Riyadh, Abdulaziz’s representative told Nayef that the issues raised in the meetings with the Israeli officials were undoubtedly Riyadh’s most important goals but given the presence of Muslims in Saudi Arabia for Hajj rituals the relations between Riyadh and Tel Aviv should never be allowed to come under the spotlight, warning him that otherwise there will start a crisis which may lead to the overthrow of the Saudi dynasty,” the source told FNA.

The informed source revealed that at present, the Saudi princes, specially “Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Saud a-Feisal and Turki al-Feisal have intense differences on may important issues”.

Source: Farsnews

Turkish Spy Agency Officials Meet ISIL Ringleaders in Syrian Border City

TEHRAN (FNA)- Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MIT) officials have held a series of meetings with the ringleaders of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in a Syrian border city to coordinate joint war operations against the Kurdish population.

“We have strong and irrefutable documents that the MIT has held numerous meetings with the ISIL ringleaders in a border city Northern Syria and during the meetings they have inked agreements against the Kurds,” a member of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) who introduced himself as Howal Veria told FNA on Saturday.

“One of the paragraphs of the agreements pertains to the ethnic cleansing of Syria’s Kurdistan and displacement and massacre of the Kurdish people,” he added.

Veria warned Turkey to stop its continued policies against the Kurds, and said if the government of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues its policies, over 45mln Kurds, Alawits and all other people who are opposed to Ankara’s ISIL policies will rush to the streets to show their power to the Turkish premier.

In relevant remarks in September, a PKK leader said that the Turkish government is in cahoots with the ISIL Takfiri militants operating inside Syria and neighboring Iraq.

“Ankara is collaborating with the ISIL terrorists, calling on fellow Kurdish fighters to cross into Syria to defend the Kurdish city of Kobane near the border with Turkey,” Dursun Kalkan said.

The Kurdish fighters continue battling the ISIL terrorists in an effort to stop their advances into Syrian villages and cities.

Syrian Kurds, fleeing clashes between ISIL and Kurdish fighters in Kobane and the surrounding areas, have been massing along the Turkish border since September 18.

Kobane, also known as Ayn al-Arab, is Syria’s third-largest Kurdish city in Aleppo Province with a population of nearly half a million people.

The Kurdish city has been under constant threat of violence by the ISIL Takfiri militants over the past few months.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says that there has been an unprecedented influx of refugees and that the number of Syrian Kurds seeking refuge in Turkey from the ISIL advance across Northeastern Syria has reached 100,000.

Source: Farsnews

Minister: Turkey, Israel Playing Same Role in Syria


TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian Minister of National Reconciliation Heidar Ali blasted Turkey for its negative role in the Syrian crisis, and said Ankara is playing a role like Israel in Syria.

“Turkey’s support for the terrorists is not a new thing as Ankara has been providing direct support for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorist Takfiri group more than any other terrorist group by facilitating their transit and trafficking and guaranteeing financial and military supports for the Takfiri group,” Ali told FNA on Saturday.

He warned that Turkey has now turned into the most important and biggest haven for the terrorists from across the world, who receive financial, political and arms support from Ankara.

“Turkey’s role in the Syrian crisis is similar to that of Israel,” Ali said.

Asked about the so-called anti-ISIL coalition formed by the US and its airstrikes on Syrian soil, he said, “The US is attempting to replace the existing form of terrorism with another type of terrorism and this is an issue that we have already cautioned about.”

“Before any other move, we should prevent aggression against Syria’s territorial integrity as any action on the pretext of campaign against terrorism in Syria should be adopted in coordination with the Syrian government since the Syrian government is the first and top most role-player in the fight against terrorism in Syria,” Ali underlined.

In September, a member of the ISIL terrorist group arrested by the Iraqi troops confessed that the Turkish territory is still used by militants as the main route into Syria.

The 18-year-old Hamad al-Tamimi said he was recruited online by ISIL when he was a religious studies student in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Tamimi, who was arrested by Iraqi troops during a military operation in Iraq’s Western province of al-Anbar, said that he left Saudi Arabia for Kuwait in July and from there he moved to Turkey before joining the ISIL Takfiri militants operating in Syria.

Tamimi is known by his nom de guerre as Abu Walid.

“There are many nationalities,” CNN quoted him as saying. “From Norway, from America, Canada, Somalia, Korea, China, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Lebanon and other European countries such as Germany and France,” Tamimi stated.

A CIA source said more than 15,000 militants from 80 countries are operating in Syria and Iraq.

“From Germany, I knew Abu Hamza, and from Britain one named Abu Dawoud, and from America one named Abu Ibrahim,” Tamimi said, adding that all the individuals were young.

The Saudi national said he had to swear allegiance to the so-called ISIL leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, after 22 days at a religious indoctrination camp.

He added that he received military training at an air base in the Syrian city of Raqqa.

Tamimi said after a short time spent in Aleppo, Northwestern Syria, the order came to move across the essentially nonexistent border into Iraq, where ISIL militants operating against Iraqi forces near the Haditha Dam needed reinforcement.

Source: Farsnews

What Laws of War? We do what we want! The USA administration don’t care, as usual, of people’s lives: they do not care about the lives of the Americans themselves…

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Since George W. Bush declared the “War on Terror” in October 2001, it has cost the American taxpayer approximately 6.6 trillion dollars and thousands of fallen sons and daughters (Garikai Chengu)


~ by Dave Lindorff ~ This Cant Be Happening ~

In a perverse way, maybe it’s progress that the US is now admitting that it doesn’t really care about how many civilians it kills in its efforts to “decapitate” a few suspected terrorist leaders.

Still, it’s disturbing in the extreme to see this admission reported without comment in the US corporate media, which treats the information like just another announcement about how the latest war is being fought — say what kind of ammunition is being fired by the Reaper drones being sent into Syria, or what kinds of bombs the F-16s are dropping.

Here was the White House announcement, as reported by Michael IsIkoff in Yahoo…

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Children in Homs prayed for the kids killed at the Ekrima al-Makhzomi school (33 victims)

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Children in Homs lit candles and prayed for the children killed at the Ekrima al-Makhzomi school (33 victims)


Saluting the Syrian National Flag


An archived picture of the student of Ekrima al-Makhzomi school that the Western aided and financed “moderated rebels” blew up on Wednesday 1st of October.


The funeral ceremony.

Amid deep sorrow, victims of Homs twin blasts laid to rest ~ A funeral ceremony was held for the 33 victims of Homs terrorist bombings on Thursday amid wide popular and official participation and an atmosphere of deep sorrow.

Families of the victims, who died in twin terrorist attacks that targeted a school compound in the central province of Homs on Wednesday, expressed anger at the unspeakable crime committed against innocent children in a bid of promoters of dark mentality to dissuade generations from pursuing education.


Homs, Syria: Obama’s moderate terrorists killed 18 civilians, mostly children…

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Terror’s Alliance: U.S. Alliance with FSA & Daesh-ISIL in Photos & Video

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The following six photographs confirm that a favorite “moderate rebel” leader, Abdel Jabbar al-Okaidi, is allied with ISIL.

by Rick Sterling – Dissident Voice

The first photograph is from Spring 2013 and shows Okaidi with the American who has been the principal coordinator of US policy on Syria. The last two photographs are from a meeting days ago when Congressmen Adam Kinzinger (Rep Illinois) and George Holding (Rep. North Carolina) met with Okaidi and other “moderate rebels” in Turkey.

Other photos show Okaidi with ISIL fighters and being interviewed about his relationship with ISIL. The photographs are from videos identified at bottom.


Photo 1 / May 2013/ Okaidi with Robert S. Ford, US Ambassador and Coordinator of the “Friends of Syria”


Photo 2 / August 2013 / Okaidi with ISIL fighters at Menagh Air Base, Syria.  ISIL leader is Abu Jandal to Okaidi’s left.


Photo 3 / August 2013 /…

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US War against the People of Syria and Iraq

EDITOR’S CHOICE | 03.10.2014 | 00:48

US air strikes in Iraq and Syria will kill tens of thousands of innocent civilians, and the White House and Pentagon are fully aware of this fact. That is the only conclusion to be drawn from a remarkable public statement Tuesday by a top White House aide.

The statement coincided with the heaviest attacks so far in the air war in Syria and Iraq, with US and allied countries launching 24 strikes, 12 in each country on Tuesday, with British warplanes making their first attacks.

National Security Council press spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden, in an e-mail to Yahoo News, confirmed that the targeting restrictions announced by President Obama for US drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen do not apply to the war launched against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Obama announced those restrictions in a speech to the National Defense University, claiming that the US would only conduct drone strikes against supposed Al Qaeda targets if there was a “near certainty” of no civilian casualties, which he called “the highest standard that we can meet.”

“The specific standards at issue in the NDU speech apply only when we take direct action ‘outside areas of active hostilities,’ as was noted at the time,” Hayden wrote. “That description—outside areas of active hostilities—simply does not fit what we are seeing on the ground in Iraq and Syria right now.”

Hayden was responding to concerns over casualties in the village of Kafr Daryan in Idlib Province, in northwestern Syria, where a Tomahawk cruise missile killed as many as a dozen civilians, including women and young children. The US Central Command confirmed the September 23 strike, saying it targeted the “Khorasan group,” the US-invented label for members of the Al Qaeda affiliated Al Nusra Front, one of the main Syrian “rebel” groups fighting the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

The Pentagon’s top spokesman, Rear Admiral John Kirby, confirmed the more permissive standard for air strikes against targets in Syria and Iraq when questioned by reporters Tuesday. “When we say we’re going to go after them, we mean it,” Kirby said.

The restrictions that Obama claimed he was applying to drone missile strikes did not significantly limit the carnage inflicted by 500-pound warheads smashing into the huts of tribal villagers in rural Pakistan and Yemen. Pakistani officials and outside organizations like Amnesty International estimated the civilian death toll from more than 300 drone strikes in these areas as ranging from the high hundreds to many thousands.

After a series of studies on civilian casualties in drone missile strikes were published last year, the WSWS wrote, “The reports, in fact, provide prima facie evidence for a future war crimes tribunal whose defendants would include Obama and top officials at the National Security Council, the Pentagon, the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency.” (see: Report documents US slaughter of civilians in drone strikes).

In addition to the direct toll of dead and wounded, there is the effect of such constant attacks on the whole society. An April 2014 article in Rolling Stone observed:

“The people of Yemen can hear destruction before it arrives. In cities, towns and villages across this country, which hangs off the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula, the air buzzes with the sound of American drones flying overhead. The sound is a constant and terrible reminder … Over half of Yemen’s 24.8 million citizens—militants and civilians alike—are impacted every day.”

The statements of the White House and Pentagon spokesmen indicate that the death and destruction inflicted on the people of Iraq and Syria will dwarf the horrific impact of drone warfare on Pakistan, Yemen or Somalia. And not a single voice of protest against such mass killing has been raised in official Washington, in either the Democratic or Republican parties.

Representatives of US-backed Syrian groups allied to al-Nusra briefed members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on the Kafr Daryan strike. One Republican congressman who attended the briefing, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, dismissed concerns about civilian deaths, telling Yahoo News, “Nothing is perfect,” and arguing that any collateral damage from US strikes was “much less than the brutality of the Assad regime.”

The death toll from bombs and missiles is only the beginning. As US officials were at pains to emphasize this week—most prominently Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the United Nations — the main goal of American imperialism in Syria remains that of the overthrow of Assad and his replacement by a US-backed puppet regime in Damascus.

That goal inevitably requires the deployment of tens of thousands of ground troops — whether American, British, French, Turkish, Saudi or some combination — and the military conquest of Syria. The invasion and occupation of Iraq led to a million deaths from 2003 to 2011. A crime of even greater dimensions now looms in both Iraq and Syria.

Patrick Martin,

Maxim Gorky: Only time to train cannon fodder, not soldiers

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Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts

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Maxim Gorky: Selections on war


Maxim Gorky
From The Specter (1938)
Translated by Alexander Bakshy


The streets and squares of the city had long since been in use for drilling soldiers, and everywhere rang the command:


The command lingered in his memory from childhood, when, in the tranquillity of a provincial town, it had rung assured and imperious, although coming from a distance – from the field. Here in the city which commanded the forces of the enormous country, the life of a hundred and fifty million souls, this command sounded irritable, hopeless, sometime actually despondent and futile, like an appeal or a cry of despair.

Samghin, listening to the order, shook his head incredulously, and came to a stop. Before him, striding along the cobbled pavements of the street, he saw small men in…

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#USA ~ List of Congressmen who voted to arm the baby killing terrorists in Syria and attack school children with Obama’s airstrikes

DAASH-MADE-IN-USADear Americans,

Your President has created ISIS via his rogue wars on Libya and Syria.  For the past four years he has been sending your money to the Islamic State terrorists who have been raping, and beheading children, and then eating them.  This is not a lie, this site is full of documented proof of these facts.

Now in order to attack President Assad and the Syrian people he has asked the public for airstrikes on ISIS, when in reality Congress voted to further arm the terrorists in Syria and Iraq.  Wasting your tax dollars NOT FIGHTING ISIS but attacking innocent civilians, mainly children.  Proof is again documented here at this site.

Here is the list of treasonous Representatives in Congress who voted for this act of aggression for Greater Israel on Syria and Iraq.  ISIS serves Israel’s agenda as they are already stealing and selling Iraqi and Syrian oil via their zionist puppet state Turkey. Help me make sure these rat bastards are not re elected … and just for fun let’s add on and see how many of these traitors want to take Americans guns away while arming terrorists for their King.

Senate Votes to Fund Syrian Rebels Against ISIS [sic]

Video of the “Rebels” alliance with “ISIS” (which btw Congress knew of this before they voted)

Text of Authorization for Use of Military Force Against ISIL Resolution



What have we learned from the last decade of war?

Those years should have taught us that when going to war, our government must:

(1) be careful when defining a military mission,

(2) speak forthrightly with the American people about the sacrifices they will be called to make,

(3) plan more than one satisfactory end to the conflict, and

(4) be humble about what we think we know.

These lessons should be at the front of our minds when Congress votes today on whether to arm groups in Syria.

Today’s amendment ostensibly is aimed at destroying ISIS—yet you’d hardly know it from reading the amendment’s text. The world has witnessed with horror the evil of ISIS: the public beheading of innocents, the killing of Christians, Muslims, and others.

The amendment’s focus—arming groups fighting the Assad government in Syria—has little to do with defeating ISIS. The mission that the amendment advances plainly isn’t the defeat of ISIS; it’s the defeat of Assad.

Americans stood overwhelmingly against entangling our Armed Forces in the Syrian civil war a year ago. If Congress chooses to arm groups in Syria, it must explain to the American people not only why that mission is necessary but also the sacrifices that that mission entails.

The Obama administration has tried to rally support for U.S. involvement in the Syrian civil war by implying that our help would be at arm’s length. The amendment Congress will vote on broadly authorizes “assistance” to groups in Syria. It does not specify what types of weapons our government will give the groups. It does not prohibit boots on the ground. (The amendment is silent on the president’s power to order our troops to fight in the civil war; it states only that Congress doesn’t provide “specific statutory authorization” for such escalation.) It does not state the financial cost of the war.

As we should have learned from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, we must plan for multiple satisfactory ends to military conflicts before we commence them.

If the Syrian groups that are “appropriately vetted” (the amendment’s language) succeed and oust Assad, what would result? Would the groups assemble a coalition government of anti-Assad fighters, and would that coalition include ISIS? What would happen to the Alawites and Christians who stood with Assad? To what extent would the U.S. government be obligated to occupy Syria to rebuild the government? If each of the groups went its own way, would Syria’s territory be broken apart, and if so, would ISIS control one of the resulting countries?

If the Syrian groups that we support begin to lose, would we let them be defeated? If not, is there any limit to American involvement in the war?

Perhaps some in the administration or Congress have answers to these questions. But the amendment we’ll vote on today contains none of them.

Above all, when Congress considers serious actions—especially war—we must be humble about what we think we know. We don’t know very much about the groups we propose to support or even how we intend to vet those groups. Reports in the last week suggest that some of the “appropriately vetted” groups have struck deals with ISIS, although the groups dispute the claim. The amendment requires the administration to report on its efforts to prevent our arms and resources from ending up in the wrong hands, but we know little about those precautions or their effectiveness.

Today, I will vote against the amendment to arm groups in Syria. There is a wide misalignment between the rhetoric of defeating ISIS and the amendment’s actual mission of arming certain groups in the Syrian civil war. The amendment provides few limits on the type of assistance that our government may commit, and the exit out of the civil war is undefined. And given what’s happened in our country’s most recent wars, our leaders seem to have unjustified confidence in their own ability to execute a plan with so many unknowns.

Some of my colleagues no doubt will come to different judgments on these questions. But it’s essential that they consider the questions carefully. That the president wants the authority to intervene in the Syrian civil war is not a sufficient reason to give him that power. Under the Constitution, it is Congress’s independent responsibility to commence war.

We are the representatives of the American people. The government is proposing to take their resources and to put their children’s lives at risk. I encourage all my colleagues to give the decision the weight it is due.


Justin Amash
Member of Congress


Now here are the aholes who want to take away your weapons as they arm terrorists … let freedom ring !!!!

This is Your Representative on Guns …


one last note …

Legal Definition of Treason ~ Can Elected Officials Be Arrested For Knowledge Of Treasonable Plots?





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