#Obama was ‘skeptical’ of #Syria rebel #boondoggle

The failed $500 million program to set up a proxy army in Syria was a test, US President Barack Obama told ’60 Minutes’, adding that he had doubts about the project from the start. He also ruled out sending US troops to Syria. “I’ve been skeptical from the get-go about the notion that we were going to effectively create this proxy army inside of Syria,” Obama said in the interview. “My goal has been to try to test the proposition, can we be able to train and equip a moderate opposition that’s willing to fight ISIL?” Broadcast Sunday night, Obama’s interview … Continue reading #Obama was ‘skeptical’ of #Syria rebel #boondoggle

Two rockets hit #Russian embassy compound in #Damascus

  Two rockets struck the Russian embassy compound in Damascus on Tuesday sparking panic as several hundred people gathered to express their support for Moscow’s air war in Syria, AFP journalists said. Some 300 people had begun to gather for … Continue reading Two rockets hit #Russian embassy compound in #Damascus

Franklin Graham: World silent on #Christian genocide #ISIS

Franklin Graham, the chief of both Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, is raising the question about why the world is silent while ISIS carries out genocide against Christians. “It is genocide,” he wrote on Monday in a post on Facebook on a topic he has previously addressed. “And the world seems largely silent about it.”     Source: Franklin Graham: World silent on Christian genocide Continue reading Franklin Graham: World silent on #Christian genocide #ISIS

#ISIS Threatens to Kill #Christians in Video Showing Executions in #Syria

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – The terrorist group Islamic State (IS) late last month killed three Assyrian Christians, presumably in Syria, according to an execution video released Wednesday (Oct. 7). In the video, the group threatened to kill some 200 … Continue reading #ISIS Threatens to Kill #Christians in Video Showing Executions in #Syria

#Russia targeting #NorthCaucasus jihadis linked to #ISIS

WASHINGTON – While the United States insists that Russian airstrikes in Syria are targeting “moderate” opposition forces and not ISIS fighters, a Middle East expert claims the targets are jihadists from Russia itself, many of whom have joined various Sunni jihadi groups, including ISIS, according to a new report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. Middle East expert Mairbek Vatchagaev told G2 Bulletin the concern for the Russian government is North Caucasus fighters in Syria returning home to continue waging jihad. “It is unclear why Russia sat back for so long and allowed the militants in Syria to consolidate,” said Vatchagaev, … Continue reading #Russia targeting #NorthCaucasus jihadis linked to #ISIS

American Airlines gives ‘diversity’ award to #CAIR leader

American Airlines has honored for his “leadership in diversity and inclusion” an employee who served as chairman of the Arizona chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, an unindicted co-conspirator in a terror-funding case and a documented front group for … Continue reading American Airlines gives ‘diversity’ award to #CAIR leader

‘#Guncontrol #Jerusalem mayor tells #Israelis Carry your firearm everywhere #2A

Flamboyant Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat has told city residents it’s their “duty” to carry licensed weapons to stave off a spate of stabbings by Palestinians. Barkat attracted controversy earlier for carrying around a souped-up Glock in an Arab neighborhood “Given the current escalation of violence in the security situation, those with a licensed firearm who know what to do with it must go out with their weapon. In a way, it’s like military reserve duty,” the millionaire and former entrepreneur, who has been in charge of Jerusalem since 2007, told Army Radio on Thursday morning. Source: ‘Carry your firearm everywhere,’ … Continue reading ‘#Guncontrol #Jerusalem mayor tells #Israelis Carry your firearm everywhere #2A

#Breaking #Russian Missiles Fall Short, They Hit #Iran

Four Russian cruise missiles aimed at targets in Syria instead crashed in Iran, a US official said Thursday, declining to comment on whether there were any casualties.The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the missiles landed in Iran on Wednesday, but did not provide details about where they might have landed. The official was confirming a story first reported by CNN. Russia conducted its first airstrikes in Syria last week, and on Wednesday Moscow ramped up its war by unleashing cruise missiles from the Caspian Sea. Source: Russian Missiles Fall Short of Syria, Hit Iran – Global Agenda – News – Arutz Sheva Continue reading #Breaking #Russian Missiles Fall Short, They Hit #Iran

#Syrian Christians Cry ‘Jesus!’ Before #ISIS Mass #Beheading

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) executed 12 Christians, including a 12-year-old boy, after they refused to abandon their faith and convert to Islam. The murders occurred on August 28 outside of Aleppo.“In front of the team leader and relatives in the … Continue reading #Syrian Christians Cry ‘Jesus!’ Before #ISIS Mass #Beheading

#Syrian Rebels Unite against #Russian Occupation

In an unprecedented show of unity, more than 40 Syrian rebel factions issued a joint statement condemning Russia’s intervention in the ongoing civil war and vowing to fight Russian “occupiers. “Russia claims it launched its massive air campaign last week to target the jihadists ISIS terror group, as well as Al Qaeda’s Syrian franchise, Al Nusra Front. However, while Russian jets have struck ISIS positions in their northern stronghold of Al-Bab – which the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says resulted in “a large number” of casualties – the vast majority of strikes have been directed against other rebel groups seeking to topple … Continue reading #Syrian Rebels Unite against #Russian Occupation

Video of Child #ISIS Jihadi Threatens To Cut Off Barack Obama’s Head

Barack Obama may be good at keeping his head in tricky situations, but a child ISIS jihadi has threatened to decapitate the U.S. President, unless Obama pays the jizyah (religious tax) in submission before “the swords of the khalifah (caliphate)” … Continue reading Video of Child #ISIS Jihadi Threatens To Cut Off Barack Obama’s Head

#ISIS in #Syria using human shields and mosques as shelters

Islamic State militants are hiding in mosques and using locals as human shields because they know that Russian jets would never target civilian areas, the Russian Defense Ministry revealed at two briefings on Tuesday. Islamic State (formerly ISIS/ISIL) forces are sheltering in mosques and trying to hide their vehicles around them, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov told reporters Tuesday, citing video evidence.“Knowing our careful, respectful attitude to mosques they understand that we would never – under any circumstances – carry out airstrikes against civilian facilities,” he said, following a meeting with Defense press attachés from several countries, with a US representative … Continue reading #ISIS in #Syria using human shields and mosques as shelters

#Russia says it hit 12 #ISIS group targets in latest #Syria strikes

Russian jets carried out air strikes on 12 Islamic State (IS) group sites in Syria on Tuesday, the defence ministry in Moscow said. The Russian warplanes hit the region around the eastern city of Deir Ezzor and in the provinces … Continue reading #Russia says it hit 12 #ISIS group targets in latest #Syria strikes

Ten suspected #Isis recruiters held after raids in #Spain and #Morocco #refugeecrisis

Police have arrested 10 people in Spain and Morocco for allegedly recruiting and indoctrinating fighters for the Islamic State (Isis) group, the Spanish interior ministry announced on Sunday. The suspects were part of a “network of recruitment, indoctrination and sending … Continue reading Ten suspected #Isis recruiters held after raids in #Spain and #Morocco #refugeecrisis

#IslamicJihad Claims #Israel Attack: “Intifada 3 Has Begun?” 

  The Islamic Jihad terrorist group has claimed responsibility for sending the 19-year-old Arab terrorist who murdered two Israelis and wounded two others in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City on Saturday night.The terrorist was named as Mohannad Shafik Halabi, a resident of Al-Bireh located adjacent to Ramallah in Samaria.”Mohannad Shafik Halabi, 19, is a member of Islamic Jihad,” a senior member of the Gaza-based terror group told AFP on condition of anonymity, after the group issued a statement hailing the attack and saying it was in response to Israeli “terrorist crimes” against Palestinian Arabs.Just days before the attack, Halabi posted on … Continue reading #IslamicJihad Claims #Israel Attack: “Intifada 3 Has Begun?” 

Hundreds of #Palestinians Riot Across #Israel

  Israel Police and the IDF arrested Palestinian Arabs across Israel Friday, after hundreds participated in terror against Israeli military forces and civilians. Over 200 Palestinian Arabs waited for police forces at Rachel’s Tomb in Beit Lehem (Bethlehem) Friday afternoon, throwing rocks and firebombs and burning tires at the Jewish holy site. In Hevron, an angry Arab mob threw burning tires at police forces; no injuries were reported. Earlier Friday, Israel Police arrested a 25 year-old from Shuafat in Jerusalem on suspicion of attempting a terror attack on a Border Police officer in the Old City. The suspect could be seen in security … Continue reading Hundreds of #Palestinians Riot Across #Israel

#Russia carries out new airstrikes in #Syria 

  (CNN)Russia’s airstrikes in Syria “do not go beyond ISIL (ISIS), al Nusra or other terrorist groups recognized by the United Nations Security Council or Russian law,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Thursday. Pushed to define “other terrorist groups,” … Continue reading #Russia carries out new airstrikes in #Syria