Category War / Conflict

Bill Roggio: Kabul funeral suicide bombers trained in Pakistan, Afghan intelligence says

The NDS claimed it detained a would-be suicide bomber who was supposed to be blowing himself up along with three others at yesterday’s funeral for the son of an Afghan senator who was killed after security forces opened fire during a protest in Kabul a day earlier. Twenty people were killed and 89 more were […]

Assessment of White House Intelligence Report About Nerve Agent Attack in Khan Shaykhun, Syria | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

In fact, a main piece of evidence that is cited in the document points to an attack that was executed by individuals on the ground, not from an aircraft, on the morning of April 4. This conclusion is based on an assumption made by the White House when it cited the source of the sarin […]

US claims of Syria nerve gas attack: The anatomy of a lie – World Socialist Web Site

The charges against the Syrian government are absurd and unbelievable. The campaign mounted by the Trump administration, the intelligence agencies, the Pentagon and the Democratic Party demonstrates complete contempt for the intelligence of the people, and a belief that they can lie with impunity, because nothing they say will be challenged by the servile American […]

yonhapnews.co.kr: U.S. Navy SEALs to take part in joint drills in S. Korea

U.S. Navy SEALs to take part in joint drills in S. Korea – yonhapnews.co.kr – The U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six will join the annual Foal Eagle and Key Resolve exercises between the two allies for the first time, along with the Army’s Rangers, Delta Force and Green Berets. “A bigger number of and more […]

Pentagon wants to declare more parts of world as temporary battlefields | US news | The Guardian

The proposal would in effect unravel a highly controversial bureaucratic structure for launching lethal assaults, such as drone strikes and counter-terrorism raids, set up by Barack Obama’s White House. Under Obama’s structure, known as the Presidential Policy Guidance (PPG), the president and his counter-terrorism adviser at the National Security Council played a substantial role in […]

Pentagon Leads Over 300,000 Troops in a Rehearsal for an Invasion One Week after the White House Announces It’s Considering Military Action against North Korea

March 13, 2017 By Stephen Gowans The United States and South Korea are conducting their largest-ever military exercises on the Korean peninsula [1], one week after the White House announced that it was considering military action against North Korea to bring about regime change. [2] The US-led exercises involve: • 300,000 South Korea troops • […] […]

US deploys Rangers, Marine artillery to Syria | IHS Jane’s 360

US deploys Rangers, Marine artillery to Syria | IHS Jane’s 360 – CJTF-OIR spokesman Colonel John Dorrian told journalists on 9 March that around 400 additional US personnel from the US Army Rangers and a US Marine Corps artillery unit had been deployed to Syria, saying the US military is “preparing logistical and fire support […]

ibtimes.com: Cold War 2016? Russia Hopes To Open Cuba, Vietnam Military Bases, Expand Presence Around World

[ibtimes.com] Russia does presently have several military bases aboard, but most are near its borders, in the Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Moldova and Belarus. It did have bases in Cuba and Vietnam as late as the early 2000s, but those were closed, according to BBC News.With its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine two years ago, on-and-off […]

Anonymous Takes Down 5,500 ISIS Accounts, 24 Hours After ISIS Called Them “Idiots” | Alternet

“They picked a fight with Anonymous when they attacked Paris, and now they should expect us,” he said, adding that the collective “will not sit by and watch these terror attacks unfold around the world.” Anonymous has targeted ISIS in the past, dismantling 149 Islamic State websites so far this year, according to Foreign Policy. […]

Brussel’s Terror Attack Drives Europe Further Into Terrorism Rabbit Hole | OilPrice.com

EU Council meetings scheduled for Tuesday have been reportedly cancelled, while the EU Parliament has not been evacuated, but remains on high alert. The country’s two nuclear power plants are also being evacuated of all non-essential personnel as a precaution, and surveillance and security have been stepped up. This precaution is being taken due to […]

ISIS uses Trump in video touting Brussels attacks | TheHill

The video feature images of the Republican presidential front-runner, according to Newsweek, and footage of Trump calling Brussels a “horror show” after the attacks. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve is also shown in the video. ISIS says in the clip that those behind the attacks at the Belgium airport and train station that left dozens […]

The Dark Prison: Legacy of the CIA Torture Programme – Al Jazeera English

While the CIA has long admitted the use of waterboarding, which simulates drowning by pouring water into a person’s nose and mouth, a truncated and heavily redacted report by the Senate Intelligence Committee in December 2015 detailed other abuses that went beyond previous disclosures. Reading like a script from a horror film, some of the […]

IS offensive running out of steam after rebel-regime victories

As the group marks the one-year anniversary of its so-called “caliphate”, serious concerns are emerging for IS – perhaps for the first time.The joint Kurdish-rebel capture of Tal Abyad has cut off an important supply route that could curtail the group’s export of black market oil and its ability to bring in new fighters.Of more […]

Fine Gael stance on Neutrality ‘bizarre’ – Lynn Boylan MEP | Sinn Féin

“The report recommends possible mobilisation of European naval and airspace assets to the Black Sea and calls on NATO to continue to develop its cyber and missile defence capabilities. It also urges the Commission to support the Member states to increase their defence budget to 2%. “Fine Gael abstained from voting on many amendments concerning […]

‘Moron’ terrorist takes a selfie in front of ISIS headquarters, Air Force bombs it 22 hours later

Apparently, looks can kill. In a very real story that we assure you did not originate from The Onion, a terrorist from ISIS recently took a selfie of himself and posted it online.Shortly thereafter, U.S. Intelligence, which heavily monitors social media accounts from ISIS members and supporters, managed to pinpoint an ISIS headquarters building in […]

Meet the Elite U.S.-Trained Special Forces Chief Who Just Joined ISIS

That’s gratitude for you, considering that the OMON, Khalimov’s SWAT-style special forces unit in Tajikistan, received millions of dollars annually from “Defense Department counterterrorism and counterdrug programs” for training and equipment, including “bullet-proof vests, special helmets, masks, binoculars,” and weapons. The U.S. ambassador to Tajikistan in 2013 proudly boasted “that Tajik OMON officers took training […]

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