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VIDEO: Haunting Before-and-After Photos of War-torn Aleppo, Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 6:30pm 7/17/2016 at 6:30pm
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David Wolfe, a California resident, has created a video on his Facebook page showing the results of the Syrian civil war in “before” and “after” images has gone viral.

Haaertz reports:

A video produced by Los Angeles resident David Wolfe showing the vast destruction since the outbreak of the civil war in Aleppo,...

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U.S. Diplomats Urge More Action and Airstrikes in Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 3:00pm 6/18/2016 at 3:00pm
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Over fifty members of the Obama administration have signed a memo urging the president to take a more aggressive approach to Syria. The signers, who are all diplomats, recommend an increase in airstrikes.

The New York Times reports:

51 U.S. Diplomats Urge Strikes Against Assad in Syria

More than 50 State Department diplomats have...

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Islamic State Testing Weapons-Grade Chemicals on Humans

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 11:30am 5/24/2016 at 11:30am
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Revolting details have come to light about Islamic State’s secret chemical weapons program. British newspaper The Telegraph reported that ISIS has been testing lethal chemical on humans, as well as setting up labs and moving chemical weapons stockpiles to residential areas of the Iraqi city of Mosul.

The report claims that ISIS has been experimenting on...

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The Five Deceptions of Obama-Rhodes Echo Chamber

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 7:30pm 5/22/2016 at 7:30pm
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In his testimony last week before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, concerning the grand Iran deal deception described in a recent New York Times article that was carried out by Obama and Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes, Michael Doran, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, laid out...

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Hezbollah Biggie Badreddine Blown Up, Big Mystery Follows

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 7:30pm 5/14/2016 at 7:30pm
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We reported on Friday that top Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine was killed in an explosion in Syria, but that the circumstances were unclear, Another top Hezbollah commander killed – but who dunnit?.

Badreddine was considered a master bomb maker, credited with developing that combination of explosives and gas that took down the...

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Another top Hezbollah commander killed – but who dunnit?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 13, 2016 at 10:31am 5/13/2016 at 10:31am
Mustafa Badreddine, Hezbollah Military Commander, Is Killed in Syria

There have been a series of assinations of top Hezbollah commanders in the recent past, including Imad Mughniyeh (mastermind of almost all attacks on Israel and the U.S.), his son Imad Mughniyeh (who was killed along with several high level operatives and an ...

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White House Looking for “Under the Radar” Routes for Syrian Refugees

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 7:25pm 5/1/2016 at 7:25pm
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Apparently, the White House is bowing to pressure from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (yes, such a position actually exists) and is going to look for alternate ways to bring Syrian refugees into the country.

Fox News reports:

The Obama administration appears to be bowing to international pressure...

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Syrian War Criminals Pose as ‘Refugees’ in Germany

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 11:30am 4/7/2016 at 11:30am
Germany: Syrian Refugee with war crime record

On Tuesday, German police in the State of North Rhine-Westphalia arrested a Syrian man charged with serious war crimes after arriving from Syria. The former militia commander is suspected of pillaging, plundering and committing brutalities against civilian in the city of Aleppo, Syria. The initial reports have not confirmed if the suspect entered Germany using a...

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Google Wanted to Topple Syria’s Dictator?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 21, 2016 at 12:00pm 3/21/2016 at 12:00pm
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Emails released from Hillary Clinton’s Secretary of State cache show Google executives interest in Syria.

Jared Cohen, Head of Google Ideas at the time contacted the State Department in 2012 about a project that encouraged Syrian government defectors. Google planned to work with Al Jazeera to disseminate their defector map.

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Acknowledge The Armenian Genocide, Too

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 18, 2016 at 12:00pm 3/18/2016 at 12:00pm
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The subtext in Secretary of State Kerry’s agonizing over whether to label ISIS’s systematic, premeditated rape and slaughter of Christians, Yazidis and Shi’ites in Syria is what it means for the million-and-a-half skeletons in Turkey’s closet.  There is little objective doubt that during World War I, Turkey murdered around 1.5 million...

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Ralph Peters: Putin Now Realizes Iran a Serious Threat

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 9:00pm 3/16/2016 at 9:00pm
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In a rather surprising move, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin announced Monday that he would begin withdrawing troops from Syria the very next day.  Those of us watching the Middle East carefully were not only surprised by the move but also intensely curious about possible motivations and what the move will ultimately...

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Putin orders Russian troops to begin withdrawal from Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 14, 2016 at 2:20pm 3/14/2016 at 2:20pm
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This is actually a big deal, if for real.

The Russian air force and associated troops manning the airfield and anti-aircraft systems have been responsible for many of the recent gains by Syrian, Hezbollah, and Iranian-backed foreign militias fighting to keep Assad in power.

Russia Today, generally perceived as pro-...

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Police Fire Tear Gas at Migrants Demanding Passage Across Greek-Macedonian Border

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 29, 2016 at 2:30pm 2/29/2016 at 2:30pm
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Iraqi and Syrian migrants rioting at the border used posts to break through the border fence and began hurling rocks at police officers. Macedonian police fought back with tear gas Monday.

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A Disaster called Obama’s Middle East Policy

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 10:00am 2/18/2016 at 10:00am
Obama Foreign Policy Disaster in Syria and Middle East

With each passing day, it gets more and more difficult to ignore the monumental disaster that Obama’s foreign policy actually is. Nowhere is its utter failure more glaringly evident than in the Syrian Civil War.

But first, let us not underestimate the pathologies of the Middle East that have led to the present disaster in...

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Sweden’s Troubles With Refugee Assimilation

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 7:00am 2/13/2016 at 7:00am
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James Traub writes in Foreign Policy on the situation facing Sweden in its attempt to absorb the recent wave of Syrian/Iraqi/Afghan newcomers.

At the outset of the article, the author may seem to be leaning towards blaming Europe for not being more magnanimous, and to be making a false analogy to WWII...

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The Costs of Outsourcing America’s Foreign Policy to Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 2:00pm 2/10/2016 at 2:00pm
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While President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have assured us that the nuclear deal with Iran has delayed war, Tony Badran in a devastating critique of the administration’s foreign policy last week wrote, “Middle Easterners are not so lucky: They get to fight their wars with Iran...

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The Quiet U.S. War On Russian Corruption

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 10:30am 2/7/2016 at 10:30am
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The Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) added five more Russians to the Specially Designated Nationals List pursuant to the Magnitsky Act on February 1.

In a press statement, a senior State Department official noted that one of the officials had nothing to do with the murder of the eponymous Sergei Magnitsky,...

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