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So Much For That: Obama Syria Strategy In Tatters As U.S.-Backed Rebels Lose To Al Qaeda

Nov 3 2014 11:21am CST | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Moderate U.S.-backed Syrian rebels seemed weaker than ever on Monday after a weekend of major defeats in the northwestern region of the country, raising questions about the U.S.-led coalition's plan to arm and train the groups to fight the Islamic State -- and the international community's commitment to keeping the moderates relevant. The rebel groups have received U.S. assistance through the CIA since last year. In September, Congress approved a plan to offer them exp ...
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Peshmerga Fighters Bring Weapons To Kobani, Prepare To Battle ISIS

Nov 1 2014 10:19am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — Iraqi peshmerga fighters prepared Saturday to battle Islamic State group militants in the Syrian border town of Kobani, just hours after they arrived in a town that's become a focal point in the battle against the extremists. The force brought in badly needed heavy weapons including artillery, heavy machine guns and anti-tank missiles, material that could tip the balance of power in favor of the embattled Kurds fighting there. ...
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Obama Officials Pin Blame For ISIS On Iraqi Government

Oct 31 2014 12:54pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The United States finally seems to have identified the party responsible for failing to halt the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq: the Iraqi government. The existence of the group, also known as ISIS or ISIL, has been described as an indirect consequence of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. But two senior Obama administration officials this week sought publicly to vindicate U.S. policy against the extremist group by citing failures on the part of the Iraqis. In ...
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Brothers sentenced on terrorism charges in Britain
London, Nov 27 (IANS) Two brothers from London have become the first Britons to be jailed for attending terrorist training in Syria, London's Metropolitan Police said Wednesday. | by IANS
 
 

U.S-Backed Syrian Rebels' Pleas For Help Likely To Go Unanswered

Oct 29 2014 7:15pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- As Islamic State militants inched closer to seizing control of the Kurdish town of Kobani, the international community heaped shame upon neighboring Turkey, condemning it for standing aside and allowing the slaughter to take place for its own political interests. Turkey's government, which sees Syrian President Bashar Assad as its prime enemy in Syria, initially saw little reason to attack Assad's most powerful foes. It was particu ...
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Free Syrian Army Fighters Enter Kobani To Help Battle ISIS

Oct 29 2014 7:33am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — A small group of Syrian rebels entered the embattled border town of Kobani from Turkey on Wednesday on a mission to help Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State extremists in Syria, activists and Kurdish officials said. The group of around 50 armed men is from the Free Syrian Army, and it's separate from Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters who were also en route Wednesday to Kobani, along the Syrian-Turkish border. Idriss Nassan, a Kurdish official f ...
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Kobani Death Toll Passes 800 According To Syria Activists

Oct 26 2014 3:19pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — A Syrian activist group said Sunday that the death toll in 40 days of fighting in and around the northern Syrian border town of Kobani has reached 815, as Kurdish fighters battled Muslim militants for a hill west of the town. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the death toll includes 21 Kurdish civilians and 302 fighters with the main Kurdish force known as the Peoples Protection Units, or YPG. ...
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Popular Muslim personality: 'Jesus Christ is among us'

Oct 26 2014 2:44pm CDT | Source: WND

Could it be that a great leader will emerge in Turkey who, with the help of mysterious Islamic spirit beings, will convince the world’s Christians to become Muslim? That’s exactly what a popular Turkish intellectual is teaching his millions of television viewers, according to a new documentary produced by WND Films and directed by Joel Richardson, author of “The Islamic Antichrist” and “Mideast Beast.” In the documentary, “End Times Eyewitness,” Richardson interviews Adnan ...
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Ex-Ambassador: CIA Wrong On Not Wanting To Arm Syrian Rebels

Oct 22 2014 1:38pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- After months of criticism from former advisers and members of the media for not acting sooner to prevent the Islamic State's rise in Syria by arming non-extremist Syrian rebels, the White House seemed at least partially vindicated by a New York Times report last week describing how President Barack Obama and his advisers were reluctant to arm the rebels through a covert CIA program because the agency had told them such a stra ...
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Congress sells out to the Saudi royals –– again

Oct 20 2014 6:16pm CDT | Source: WND

The $500 million Congress “authorized” for Syrian “rebels” was donated by Saudi Arabia. Believe it or not, the money authorized for Obama’s Sunni fighters in Syria was NOT our tax money. Hold on to your seats – it’s hard to believe our Congress would do this, but they did. Here is the deal Barack Obama cut with the Saudis. The Saudi king wanted Obama to attack ISIS, which had become a threat to the king’s mercenarie ...
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