Syria, Hezbollah, Iraq, Iran Reported Ready to Crush Caliphate Under Russian Air Cover; CIA Terrorist Factions Targeted Are Notoriously a Revolving Door with Al Qaeda; #ArrestMcCain4ISIS!; Washington Must Coordinate with Moscow to Avoid...Show More Summary
The reactions of some Atlanticists figures, from the United States, France, Turkey and Saudi Arabia, when Russia bombed the Syrian branch of Al Qaeda —the Al-Nosra Front— speak for themselves. Those that these leaders refer to as "moderate rebel" actually belong to registered groups on the list of terrorist organizations by the United Nations.
By supporting Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen, the U.S. is again finding itself on the same side with Al Qaeda in a Mideast conflict, a troubling pattern driven by a compulsion to excuse actions by U.S. “allies” no matter how outrageous, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar explains. By Paul R. Pillar The killing earlier…
Russia is undoubtedly bombing insurgents supported by the US, but that is only because Washington has intentionally supported Al Qaeda and ISIL in Syria, geopolitical researcher Tony Cartalucci remarks.
Previous strikes in northern Syria had pounded groups linked to al Qaeda, but also so-called moderate rebels who are supported by the U.S.
Russian war planes pounded Syria for a second day Thursday, reportedly targeting groups linked to al Qaeda
Exclusive: The new U.S. “group think” is that Russian President Putin broke his promise to attack only the Islamic State when his warplanes hit other rebel targets in Syria. But Putin never limited which terrorists he’d hit and the targeted rebel coalition includes Al Qaeda’s affiliate, as Robert Parry reports. By Robert Parry The key sentence in…
A U.S. judge on Tuesday dismissed claims against Saudi Arabia by families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, who accused the country of providing material support to al Qaeda. U.S. District Judge George Daniels in Manhattan said Saudi Arabia had sovereign immunity from damage claims by...
President Obama today announced his administration's reluctant agreement to work with Russia and Iran to defeat ISIS and Al Qaeda in the Middle East. This will no doubt be met with howls of "Weakness!" and "leading from behind" by Mr. Show More Summary
Intel shows U.S. believes al Qaeda and ISIS have been working together on tactical level, despite official hostility to one another
The Pentagon has suspended a plan to train and equip Syrian rebels after weapons the U.S. supplied were handed over to a group linked to al Qaeda
After two days of denials, the Pentagon disclosed late Friday that a U.S.-trained and equipped proxy force in Syria had turned over some of its supplied weapons to an Al Qaeda affiliate.
Central Command says U.S.-trained Syrian rebel leader "apparently" gave trucks and ammunition to Nusra Front, the al Qaeda affiliate in Syria
Algeria, one of the last secularist, socialist countries in the Arab world, has largely avoided the turmoil of the wider region. Despite conflicts with Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and a now-defunct subgroup of Islamic State, the Algerian government has secured its cities and borders. Which is why it’s curious...
Someone sent us their work on this John De La O who is out in California. He doesn’t have any social media because he’s afraid that al Qaeda will get facial recognition software and track him down, you know, because of all of things he did to them during his years as a SEAL. He […]
Official Washington is fuming over Russia’s expanded military role in helping Syria fight the Islamic State and Al Qaeda (as if the U.S. has been doing such a crack job). Instead, the U.S. should retreat from the unpopular job of global policeman, says ex-CIA official Graham E. Fuller. By Graham E. Fuller Washington has jealously guarded the role…
A new report from the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (UNCHR) documents the number of civilian deaths in Yemen over the year-long period between July 1, 2014 to June 30 of this year. The UNCHR report states:...Show More Summary
One of my former workmates sent us a link from the UK’s Daily Mail about a 16-year-old Nusra Front (al Qaeda) suicide bomber as his older jihadist buddies send him off to die in an explosive-laden BMP armored vehicle; Looking at the scenery around him, the militant appears to realise he is just moments from […]