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Reports: Israel bombs Syrian missile transfers to Hezbollah

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 11:04am
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Iran recently boasted how it had transferred via Syria game-changing missiles to the terrorist Hezbollah, which controls much of Lebanon and is fighting alongside the Assad regime in Syria.

Israel has warned about such missile transfers, and reportedly (without Israel admitting it publicly) bombed convoys and facilities in Syria to stop...

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“Jihadi John” Wounded in US Airstrike

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 6:52pm
James Foley Killer

Reports have surfaced that “Jihadi John,” the masked Brit responsible for the beheadings of four western hostages, was injured last Saturday’s airstrikes near the Iraqi-Syrian border.

Via the Daily Mail:

‘We are aware of reports that this individual [Jihadi John] has been injured, and we are looking into them,’ a Foreign Office...

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ISIS Stakes Claim in Iraq, Syria with Suicide Attacks

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 13, 2014 at 7:45pm
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I was in high school when U.S. troops laid siege to Baghdad. My boyfriend at the time helped secure and eventually occupy several of the palaces, and his phone calls from the first warzone either of us had ever known helped me gain a deeper understanding into what it means to...

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Krauthammer: Obama micromanagement of military strikes is “scary stuff”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 1:00pm
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It looks like that recent report from Real Clear Defense was prophetic.

The Wall Street Journal reported this week that Obama will require the military to get his personal approval for US air strikes in Syria.

Here’s an excerpt via Hot Air:

The U.S. military campaign against Islamist militants in Syria is being designed...

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US working with Iran (but not Syria) in ISIS fight

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 11:30am
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Our friends over at National Review pulled this little gem. We’ve officially entered foreign policy bizarro world when the Department of State is absolutely refusing to work with Syria, but is open to working with Iran to fight (however they’re defining that) ISIS.

Blitzer asked Department of State Spokesperson Marie Harf if...

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WATCH: John McCain Dresses Down Jay Carney over Obama’s Syria and Iraq failures

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 9:00am
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Barack Obama’s address to the nation regarding the threat of ISIS was met with both cautious optimism and unbridled mockery from pundits on both sides of the aisle.

No one was more optimistic than CNN’s latest hire, former Obama Administration press secretary Jay Carney. Unfortunately for Carney, however, CNN had also invited...

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Israel Takes Out Syrian Drone

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 8:38pm
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Israel has reportedly fired upon and shot down a Syrian drone that invaded Israeli-controlled airspace this Sunday. Although the Israeli military does not believe that the drone was launched as part of an attack on Israel, the tensions in the Golan Heights borderlands have officials on alert.

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Israel’s neighborhood and why Netanyahu was right on the ceasefire

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 7:00pm
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Michael Oren, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, commented the other day:

“There’s a longstanding conventional wisdom that Israel doesn’t do well in wars of attrition,” said Michael B. Oren, an Israeli historian and a former ambassador to the United States. “That overlooks a broader historical view that Israel’s entire...

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U.S. begins Syria drone surveillance

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 7:47am
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We already know that ISIS is “beyond anything we’ve seen;” that they’re prodigiously well-funded; that they marry radical Islamic ideology with brutal paramilitary tactics; and that they could pose a threat beyond the conf...

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Hillary Clinton was for her own foreign policy, before she was against it

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 11:14am
http://youtu.be/9sudCmrAsF4

Forget policy positions, etc.

Hillary Clinton is just bad as a candidate.

She’s awkward, artificial, superficial, and awkward (but I repeat myself).

She proved it with the disastrous book rollout and insistence that she’s not really rich and struggled after she and Bill left the White House.

Now she decided to distance herself from Obama’s...

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Head of ISIS Caliphate Speaks In Ramadan Video

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 6:35pm
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The self-proclaimed leader of the united Islamic State, or Caliphate, appeared for the first time in public on Saturday since his military organization took large parts of territory in northern Iraq. Before being named “caliph” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi w...

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Will an independent Kurdistan emerge from Syria-Iraq chaos?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 3:07pm
http://youtu.be/JJixFm1vCxM

We’ve been writing about the lack of a free and independent Kurdistan for years, It’s time for a free and independent Kurdistan.

While the Palestinian agenda has dominated every international forum, the much more populous and ethnically distinct Kurds have been mostly ignored.  In part, this is because the Kurds span several nation...

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Oh man, did I miss Obama’s Peak Straw Man?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 2:39pm
http://youtu.be/ON0O-kP2ssE

Today is a travel and meeting day for me.

So imagine my consternation to read the comment in the Tip Line from commenter Ragspierre, linking to a National Review post, about Obama’s West Point speech today:

Have we reached peak strawman…???

I have been an Obama straw man afficionado for years.

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Jordanian TV commentators fight over Syria – literally

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 5:21pm
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Via Times of Israel:

A heated discussion between two Jordanian journalists about the civil war in Syria developed into a brawl as the two demolished the studio in which they were being interviewed, forcing staff to step in and separate the two…

The journalists appeared earlier this week on Jordanian TV’s current events...

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Treating Syrian Casualties in Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 8:18am
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The video embedded at the bottom of the post is of Dr. Massad Barhoum, the medical director of the Western Galilee Medical Center, one of three Israeli hospitals to treat Syrians wounded in that country’s civil war. He tells of how his hospital was informed by the IDF that they would...

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Returning Syrian Jihadists coming to a town near you?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 11:45am
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A number of news stories have focused on the threat that jihadists returning from Syria present.

In December, the Wall Street Journal reported Jihadists Returning Home to Europe From Syria Pose New Terror Threat:

Authorities in...

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Syrian peace talks end as expected, with total failure

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 17, 2014 at 10:06am
http://youtu.be/1oNezaWtp68

Did anyone actually expect the Geneva conference with the warring parties in Syria to end in anything other than complete failure?

Apparently someone did.  John Kerry, who now is embittered at the outcome, Kerry Blames Syrian Government for Deadlocked Talks

Secretary of State John Kerry issued a statement on Sunday night that blamed...

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