Kurdish fighters in Syria on the march against IS militants

ISIS in Syria

Kurdish fighters in Syria on the march against IS militants

BEIRUT (AP) – In contrast to the Iraqi army’s failures, Kurdish fighters in Syria are on the march against the Islamic State group, capturing towns and villages in an oil-rich swath of the country’s northeast under the cover of U.S.-led airstrikes. As the Kurds close in on Tel Abyad, a major commercial center on the Turkish… [Read more…]

Gaza Strip: ISIS Makes Strange Bedfellows

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Gaza City in Gaza Strip Taken in 2007

Gaza Strip: ISIS Makes Strange Bedfellows

The scene earlier this month in the Gaza Strip was unusual to say the least: Hamas, the hardcore Sunni Muslim group ruling the Gaza Strip, was bulldozing a Sunni mosque in the heart of Gaza. The mosque was believed to be a base for fighters belonging to a new group called Supporters of the Islamic State… [Read more…]

The Kurdish quarter still resisting the tyranny of Assad and Isis

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The Kurdish quarter still resisting the tyranny of Assad and Isis

The last time I crossed the Tigris River between Iraqi Kurdistan and Syria was just before the war in 2003 when I was coming from Damascus. I crossed in an elderly flat-bottomed metal boat, its decrepit appearance making me afraid that the engine would give out and we would drift down river into territory controlled by… [Read more…]

Kurds Drive ISIS From Christian Villages in Syria

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Above Kurdish Forces fighting ISIS take control of fighters for Daesh

Kurds Drive ISIS From Christian Villages in Syria

Kurdish forces have driven the Islamic State group from more than a dozen Assyrian Christian villages that the jihadists had captured in northeastern Syria, a monitor said Wednesday. “Following a 10-day offensive, Kurdish fighters took control early this week of 14 Assyrian villages that IS had controlled since February,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the… [Read more…]

Priest Abducted from Monastery in Homs, Syria

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Father Jacob (Jacques) Murad, Superior of the Mar Elian Monastery Abducted by Militants

05/22/2015 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern

– International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Father Jacob Murad, a Syriac Catholic monk and Superior of the Mar Elian Monastery, was abducted by Islamic militants.

“We live in a difficult time when a lot of tension because the extremists who call themselves ‘Daesh’

Mar Elian, in the town of Qaryatayn, was preparing for an influx of people displaced by the capturing of the ancient city of Palmyra by ISIS (or Islamic State) jihadists.

Located 40 miles southeast of Homs and 60 miles southwest of Palmyra, Mar Elian is in an area of potential advance for the militants opposing the Assad regime.

“ISIS’s advances in the Homs Desert will allow ISIS to stage for future attacks into the Syrian central corridor, which could create opportunities for other anti-Assad forces to advance on additional fronts,” said the Institute for the Study of War in its May 20 update on control of territory in Syria. Since the conflict started in 2011, Qaryatayn has been a frequent site of clashes between the regime and opposition forces.

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Cameron and Putin Agree to Start Talks on Syria Crisis

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Palmyra Syria, where ISIS has recently taken and over 400 already killed by ISIS

Cameron and Putin Agree to Start Talks on Syria Crisis

British Prime Minister David Cameron and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to re-start talks on finding a solution to the crisis in Syria, a statement from Cameron said on Monday, AFP reports. The Russian president phoned Cameron to congratulate him on his re-election as prime minister and the two agreed that Syria talks should resume,… [Read more…]

Feckless and Timid? Or Shrewd and Skillful? Obama’s Foreign Policy Assessed

Obama’s Foreign PolicyObama’s Foreign policy or Washington’s or is it the PNAC thrust?  In the world of political intrigue, bringing down governments, foreign assassins, and upheaval; America is no saint. Neither is the CIA! It is America’s foreign policies in general that have been a mistake, from South America to the Middle East and elsewhere. The wars to overthrow Saddam, Qaddafi, and Assad have been monumental mistakes. The allowing as well, the ISIS machine to willy nilly behead rape, and take captive sex slaves is straight out of the 12th century and earlier. The nations as a whole today are to blame over ISIS. The fighters come to fight from around the world for ISIS. Yet the world does nothing on a grand scale, instead we nurse our differences like the Obama Netanyahu spat, or the Obama Putin differences. These matter not a whit when we have so much blood spilled in the middle east.

There must be a discussion on this, people are being murdered, raped, enslaved, and ISIS rises.  But the whole of the major nations must be invovled to stop ISIS dead. Those nations who like ISIS must be overthrown. In all this, we find that war, bloodshed, and the end of days is indeed a prophetic nightmare. Many will die, many already have! The World will look for peace, but there will be no long lasting peace.

Yet something must be done, but it is not up to America alone nor Great Britain!

Below is an opinion piece on this very subject, We do not agree with articles nor those who write them, nor endorse them, all news on our sites is to inform.

WIBR/WARN Commentary on Obama’s Foreign Policy

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Feckless and Timid? Or Shrewd and Skillful? Obama’s Foreign Policy Assessed

By the standards he has set out for himself, President Barack Obama’s foreign policy has fallen considerably short of expectations and aspirations. By the standards of his critics, of course, the performance has been even worse—with the American commander-in-chief now accused of fecklessness and irresoluteness as global crises multiply on his watch. Even two of his… [Read more…]

Washington under pressure over ISIL strategy

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Washington under pressure over ISIL strategy as the ongoing push to contain ISIS is failing and Pres Obama’s lackluster guidance. But the real question here is at what point does America have a policy to send in troops and at what cost does the American people feel is worth it. When Americans begin seeing their sons and daughters beheaded and if we go into combat, the chances are real that it will happen; someone will get captured and in front of the world ISIS will proudly behead them.

The fight if there is going to be one, is not America’s alone, but Great Britain, Germany, Europe, China…everyone’s. It is everyone who must stand up and chop the head off the snake. It is everyone who needs to pay attention and think about the cost!

I do not support America’s involvement in foreign wars, but the need to step up to protect lives is real. The mess today is in part because of America’s PNAC philosophy and its invovlment in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, ect. I did not support our Iraqi war, and in fact we along with other said this would happen. Iraq would turn into another war as soon as we left.

The Iraqis have shown again and again their inability to stage protection and fight ISIS. They ran at Mosul, they left at Ramadi and now the Iraqis want Americans back to fight. So American’s won’t run, they will fight and die in a war that the Iraqi Army runs away like cowards..

WIBR/WARN Radio Commentary;

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Washington is coming under increasing criticism over its strategy towards the self-proclaimed Islamic State. A senior Iranian military official has said the US and other powers are failing to confront the jihadists, and that only Iran was present in the fight. The general in charge of Iran’s paramilitary activities in the Middle East said only Iran… [Read more…]

Iraqi and Syrian forces ramp up attacks on ISIL

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Iraqi and Syrian forces ramp up attacks on ISIL

Forces in Iraq and Syria are bolstering their offensives on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, in a bid to retake key cities in both countries. Iraqi security forces and Shia fighters renewed efforts to retake the western Iraqi city of Ramadi on Monday, as ISIL poured more fighters into the city… [Read more…]

ISIS Now Controls Half Of Syria

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The Islamic State group holds power over half of Syrian territory after its seizure of the ancient city of Palmyra, according to a monitor. The U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights warned that ISIS had consolidated its control over the city on Wednesday by capturing its airfield and prison. “There are no forces to stop them… [Read more…]