U.S. and Arab allies launch airstrikes against ISIL in Syria

U.S. military leaders: Strikes in Syria are just the start of a prolonged campaign

8 civilians, incl. 3 kids, killed in US-led strikes on Syria – monitor

U.S. Bombs ISIS Sites in Syria and Targets Khorasan Group

ISIS: Does President Obama Understand What He’s Getting US Into?

US ties itself in legal knots to cover shifting rationale for Syria strikes
Lawyers use Iraq’s right of self-defence and weakness of Syrian regime – which US has undermined – to justify failure to seek UN approval

Obama hails Arab allies and says Isis offensive is not ‘America’s fight alone’
Air strikes on Isis targets in Syria carried out with support of five Arab nations as military chiefs say campaign likely to last years

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani: Airstrikes against ISIS in Syria are ‘illegal’
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told NBC’s Andrea Mitchell that he believes the U.S. airstrikes against ISIS in Syria β€œis illegal.” NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin reports on the growing concern over whether the U.S. had the proper authorization on an international level. He says that Russia has also expressed discontent over the airstrikes.

Russia Condemns U.S. Airstrikes on ISIS and al-Qaeda; Assad Approves

Syrian president vows to keep fighting jihadis, says he backs all efforts to fight terrorism

Obama: the ‘yes we can’ president with the ‘at least I tried’ legacy
Barack Obama ran as the embodiment of liberal hopes. With two years to go, it seems he will be remembered for his own, and the system’s, limitations

How the Saudis (and the U.S.) have perilously exploited radical Islam in their pursuit of power
As the new war on ISIS widens, and the media war drums pick up the tempo, some nice breaks in the rhythm have been the few peeps made about the role of the U.S. and its allies (especially Saudi Arabia) in feeding the beast, by arming and training ISIS’s fellow travelers and prospective members in Syria.

U.S. and Arab allies launch airstrikes against ISIL in Syria
The U.S. military, along with Arab allies, launched the first airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria late Monday, as the war ordered by President Obama against the militant organization took on an urgent new phase.

Nothing will stop Isis except a Syrian truce
Neither the rebels nor President Assad’s army are strong enough to fight on two fronts at once

Syria blasts coalition against Islamic State
Syria’s parliament speaker says the U.S. should work with Damascus in assembling a coalition to battle the Islamic State extremist group rather than allying with nations that support terrorism.

John Kerry’s Rhetoric On Isis Insults Our Intelligence
Anyone who has studied Syria knows the moderate opposition doesn’t exist

Hezbollah Drones Target Al-Nusra Front’s Positions at Syrian Border

Islamic State urges attacks on U.S., French citizens, taunts Obama

Obama Administration Is Paying Monthly Salaries to “THOUSANDS” of Syrian Rebels
Since July 2014, the Obama-backed Free Syrian Army, Al Nusra Front, and ISIS have paired together in order to fight the Syrian Assad regime.

Syria is sticking point between Russia and U.S. on defeating Islamic State
As the United States worked to build an international coalition for expanded strikes against the Islamic State, Russia has taken the opportunity to say “we told you so” and hedged broader support until the Syrian government gets a larger role.

Minds focused by IS, Saudis and Iranians think about making up

Iraqi soldiers describe heavy losses as Islamic State overruns camp

Iraqi fighters say ‘no thanks’ to U.S. air strikes
Iraqi Shi’ite fighters say they do not need outside help as they push to reclaim the area of Jarf Al Sakher from Islamic State militants. Vanessa Johnston reports.

Weeks of U.S. Strikes Fail to Dislodge ISIS in Iraq

Suspicions run deep in iraq that CIA and the Islamic State are united

FBI watching some Americans who returned from Syria conflict

Another western war won’t end terror in Iraq or Syria. It will only spread it
Bombing and more intervention can’t destroy Isis. The US is at the heart of the crisis in the Middle East

White House might still be arming ISIL

Al Qaeda’s quiet plan to outdo ISIS and hit U.S.

General ‘Breedhate’ in Another Sabotage Sortie
It’s not the first time that the NATO military chief has used high-flown rhetoric to preempt a diplomatic solution to end the fighting in war-torn eastern Ukraine. That conflict has claimed nearly 3,000 lives over the past six months, with up to one million civilians displaced and millions more trapped in a spiralling humanitarian crisis.

Moscow warns ‘circles in Washington’ over hindering peace process in Ukraine

Ukraine on Verge of Total Economic Collapse

Dead or alive? Rumours swirl again over Boko Haram leader

20 killed in Boko Haram attack in N. Cameroon
At least 20 people have been killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants on a Cameroonian village near the Nigerian border

US endorses Israel as ‘major strategic partner’
Senate unanimously passes bill granting Israel a series of economic, security benefits

Israeli probes into possible Gaza war crimes draw criticism
Facing a United Nations investigation for possible war crimes committed during its recent military campaign in the Gaza Strip, Israel has launched probes of its own into suspected violations, hoping to ward off prosecution in international tribunals.

Israeli minister: Exports to Russia will continue, regardless of sanctions

In Australia a man is removed from a flight for writing the word “terrorism” : So the new era of absurdity, farce and lies begin.

The US is now involved in 134 wars or none, depending on your definition of ‘war’

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