Amnesty report: ISIS armed with U.S. weapons

Amnesty report: ISIS armed with U.S. weapons
By Zachary Cohen, CNN — December 9, 2015
A new report from a prominent human rights group has found that ISIS has built a substantial arsenal, including U.S.-made weapons obtained from the Iraqi army and Syrian opposition groups.

ISIS show off TANKS and devastating hi-tech weapons looted from Iraqi army and bought from West

Destroying Syria to Create Sunnistan
What is the connection between the US bombing of a Syrian military base in Ayyash, Syria, and the Turkish invasion of northern Iraq? Both of these seemingly isolated events are part of a larger plan to Balkanize the Middle East, to strengthen Washington’s grip on dwindling resources, to draw Russia into a costly and protracted war, and to ensure that ME oil remains denominated in US dollars.

Syria: Ultimate Pipelineistan War
Syria is an energy war. With the heart of the matter featuring a vicious geopolitical competition between two proposed gas pipelines, it is the ultimate Pipelinestan war, the term I coined long ago for the 21st century imperial energy battlefields.

Saudi Arabia Is Underwriting Terrorism. Let’s Start Making It Pay

Is Erdogan’s Mosul Escapade Blackmail For Another Qatar-Turkey Pipeline?

The new imperialist carve-up of the Middle East
The events of the past week will go down in history as a milestone in the development of 21st century imperialism. In the space of a few days, the United States, Britain, and Germany escalated their military involvement in Syria, following France’s intensification of its own bombing campaign in Syria last month.

Moscow announces trilateral Syria talks in Geneva on Friday
“We will be having consultations in the trilateral format — Russia, the United States and the UN,” Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov told RIA Novosti state news agency on Wednesday.

McCain slams Pentagon boss over lack of progress against ISIS

Defense Secretary: ISIS Would Love Large US Ground Presence

US Offers Troops, Helicopters for Iraqi Offensive on Ramadi
Carter: Iraq Needs Help to ‘Finish the Job’

Turkey urges citizens to leave Iraq, excluding Iraqi Kurdistan: foreign ministry

Syria Right to Hit NATO Warplanes
Syria is ready to deploy the fearsome S-300 air-defence system supplied by its Russian ally. The anti-aircraft surface-to-air missiles will give Syria control over its territory and the capability to shoot down any intrusive warplane or missile. NATO warplanes beware!

Syrian civilians and rebels pull out of last opposition-held neighbourhood in Homs
Insurgents leave al-Waer district, which has been blockaded for almost three years, in part of deal to return city to government control

Syrian opposition seeks to close ranks as army gains on ground

UN Adopts Russian Initiative Restricting Space Weapons
The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a Russian-led resolution calling for a nonbinding restriction against the first placement of weapons in outer space, a measure that has been strongly criticized by the US for not going far enough.

Putin says Russia should restart coal supplies to Ukraine

Putin orders government to take Ukraine to court if it fails to repay $3 billion Russian bond

ISIS in Lebanon: An Interview with Andre Vltchek

If This is Not “Newsworthy”, What Is?

Former Drone Pilots Denounce ‘Morally Outrageous’ Program

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