#Iraq to share intelligence on #ISIS with #Russia, #Iran and #Syria

BAGHDAD — Iraq will begin sharing security and intelligence” information with Russia, Syria and Iran to help combat the advances of the Islamic State group, the Iraqi military announced Sunday. Source: Iraq to share intelligence on Islamic State with Russia, … Continue reading #Iraq to share intelligence on #ISIS with #Russia, #Iran and #Syria

#Russian ambassador’s comments on WWII sparks outrage from #Poland 

The Russian ambassador sparked outage on Friday for putting some of the blame for the start of World War II on Poland, creating a new spat and deepening the rift between the Slavic nations. Russian Ambassador Sergey Andreev described the … Continue reading #Russian ambassador’s comments on WWII sparks outrage from #Poland 

#Iraq’s stalemate in #Ramadi raises doubts about #US strategy #ISIS

  WASHINGTON –  A summer of stalemate in the effort to reclaim the Iraqi provincial capital of Ramadi, despite U.S.-backed Iraqi troops vastly outnumbering Islamic State fighters, calls into question not only Iraq’s ability to win a test of wills … Continue reading #Iraq’s stalemate in #Ramadi raises doubts about #US strategy #ISIS

#Trump2016: Let #Russia fight #ISIS in #Syria 

  OKLAHOMA CITY — Donald Trump accused his Republican presidential rivals on Friday night of wanting to “start World War III over Syria,” and suggested that the United States should instead let Russia deal with the problem. Trump has recently … Continue reading #Trump2016: Let #Russia fight #ISIS in #Syria 

#DOD Admits US-trained #Syrian fighter gave weapons to #Nusra

  WASHINGTON (Tribune News Service) — In another embarrassing setback for one of President Barack Obama’s centerpiece strategies for defeating the Islamic State, the Pentagon said Friday that the commander of U.S.-trained Syrians appears to have turned over his pickup … Continue reading #DOD Admits US-trained #Syrian fighter gave weapons to #Nusra

#Russians, #Syrians and #Iranians setting up military cell in #Baghdad #ISIS

  EXCLUSIVE (FOX News) : Russian, Syrian and Iranian military commanders have set up a coordination cell in Baghdad in recent days to try to begin working with Iranian-backed Shia militias fighting the Islamic State, Fox News has learned. Western intelligence … Continue reading #Russians, #Syrians and #Iranians setting up military cell in #Baghdad #ISIS

#Putin looks to steal show with speech at #UN General Assembly

  MOSCOW (AP) — With dozens of Russian combat jets and helicopter gunships lined up at an air base in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready for a big-time show at the United Nations General Assembly. Observers expect the … Continue reading #Putin looks to steal show with speech at #UN General Assembly

#Breaking Central Asia #jihadists in #Syria declare allegiance to #Qaeda (Al Qaeda) 

BEIRUT (AFP) – A group of mainly Central Asian jihadists fighting in Syria on Wednesday declared allegiance to Al-Qaeda’s offshoot in the country to battle the regime, its ally Russia and a US-led coalition.Jaish al-Muhajireen wal Ansar — which includes Chechens, Uzbeks and Tajiks — first appeared in Syria in 2012 and has around 1,500 fighters in the northern province of Aleppo. “Those who follow the course of events in Syria noticed the ferocity of the war against our brothers… and the alignment of the infidels, the Nusayris, the rawafed, the Russians and the Crusaders,” said a statement posted online.Nusayri is a … Continue reading #Breaking Central Asia #jihadists in #Syria declare allegiance to #Qaeda (Al Qaeda) 

US Military Denies Defection of #Syria rebels to #AlNusra ; #Tax Dollars Well Spent?

  US military officials on Wednesday denied reports that the latest batch of American-trained Syrian rebels had defected to an Al-Qaeda affiliate.The Pentagon is under intense scrutiny over its “train-and-equip” program in which moderate Syrian rebels are given instruction and … Continue reading US Military Denies Defection of #Syria rebels to #AlNusra ; #Tax Dollars Well Spent?

#Putin promises ‘counter-steps’ To US #nuclearweapons Deployment to #Germany Ya think?

  The planned deployment of the latest US nuclear bombs at the Buchel Air Base in Germany would disrupt the strategic balance of forces in Europe and could force a reaction from Russia, President Vladimir Putin’s press secretary has stated.“It … Continue reading #Putin promises ‘counter-steps’ To US #nuclearweapons Deployment to #Germany Ya think?

Iran and Russia will work to help end Syria crisis, Saw this Coming…

  Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Tuesday that Moscow and Tehran would do everything possible to help end the crisis in Syria, RIA news agency reported. “Tehran and Moscow intend to use all possibilities and potential to help Syria come out of this crisis,” he said at a news conference in Moscow. Source: Iran, Russia will work to help end Syria crisis: Iran dep foreign minister – Yahoo News Continue reading Iran and Russia will work to help end Syria crisis, Saw this Coming…

Pittsburgh #VA diagnoses 6 #veterans with #Legionnaires’ disease since April 

  The Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System is stepping up patient and water system testing after diagnosing six patients with Legionnaires’ disease during the last six months. VA officials said they believe all six veterans acquired the disease somewhere other … Continue reading Pittsburgh #VA diagnoses 6 #veterans with #Legionnaires’ disease since April 

#Obama’s secret build-up, A-10 warthogs arrive in Estonia for 6-month rotation #OAR

  KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Twelve A-10s arrived Monday at Amari Air Base in Estonia, the first stop in a deployment to Europe that’s expected to last about six months, the Air Force said Tuesday. The deployment marks the second time … Continue reading #Obama’s secret build-up, A-10 warthogs arrive in Estonia for 6-month rotation #OAR

#DefenseDepartment under fire for handling of child abuse claims in #Afghanistan 

  The Defense Department is facing mounting criticism for its handling of child abuse allegations involving Afghan commanders, including revived claims that U.S. soldiers were instructed to look the other way when Afghan troops and officers were sexually abusing boys. … Continue reading #DefenseDepartment under fire for handling of child abuse claims in #Afghanistan 

#ISIS next Door? #Canada to accept 10,000 #Syrians within one year!  

  Canada’s conservative government on Saturday said that it would accept 10,000 Syrian refugees within one year by simplifying and speeding up the immigration application process. Visa officers will no longer ask the applicants to prove that they are refugees … Continue reading #ISIS next Door? #Canada to accept 10,000 #Syrians within one year!  

#Russia calls for ‘action’ after shell hits #Damascus embassy compound – Yahoo News

“The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.” Isaiah 17:1   Moscow (AFP) – Russia’s foreign ministry on Monday called for “concrete action” after a shell landed on its embassy compound in the Syrian capital, blaming forces battling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Source: Russia calls for ‘action’ after shell hits Damascus embassy compound – Yahoo News Continue reading #Russia calls for ‘action’ after shell hits #Damascus embassy compound – Yahoo News