#Syria

Politics | Politics

Syria Missile Attack: Hillary Clinton Called for Strikes | Time.com

Donald Trump's former campaign rival Hillary Clinton suggested striking Syrian airfields just hours before the President did exactly that

Politics | Politics

Was Trump’s Syria Strike Illegal? Explaining Presidential War Powers

WASHINGTON — President Trump ordered the military on Thursday to carry out a missile attack on Syrian forces for using chemical weapons against civilians. The unilateral attack lacked authorization from Congress or from the United Nations Security Council, raising the question of whether he had legal authority to commit the act of war.

Politics | Politics

Syria's Assad applauds Trump's terrorism rhetoric

“The rest is American, let’s say, internal matters, I wouldn't worry about. But the question [is] whether Trump has the will or the ability to implement what he just mentioned.”

Politics | The circus we run our country with

Delusional State Dept: 'We Brought Peace to Syria in 2015'

This gem from over the holidays may have passed under your radar screens. In the final State Department press conference for 2015, spokesperson John...

Politics | Seriously???

No Christians: All 132 Syrian Refugees Admitted to U.S. Since Paris Attacks Are Sunni Muslims

Since the Paris terror attacks on November 13, the State Department has admitted 132 Syrian refugees into the United States, and all 132 are Sunni Muslims.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Sixth mass grave found in city formerly controlled by ISIS

Officials have discovered the sixth mass grave in or near the town of Sinjar, Iraq, after Turkish forces recaptured the city from ISIS earlier this month.

Politics | Climate Change

For The Last Time, No, The Syrian Crisis Was Not Caused By Climate Change - Breitbart

Is there nothing green ideologues won't do to try to breathe pseudo-scientific life into their bankrupt climate change thesis?

Politics | Op-Ed

No, George Bush Is Not to Blame for the Paris Attacks | National Review Online

Is there a statute of limitations for blaming George W. Bush for the world’s ills? This weekend, in the aftermath of the Paris attacks, the Huffington Post ran yet another piece repeating leftist conventional wisdom that Bush created ISIS with his disastrous Iraq invasion, that Obama’s missteps were minor by comparison, and oh, by the way, those who supported the Iraq invasion should just shut up.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

This dogfight between 200 Israeli and Syrian jets was one of the biggest of all time

The Israeli pilots had benefited from great training and a lot of combat experience, but the Syrians had also screwed themselves.

Politics | Op-Ed

Krauthammer: Obama’s phony war

The president is more interested in fighting Republicans than the Islamic State.

News | The News

Report: Jihadi John killed by US airstrike

News: Notorious Islamic State British beheader Mohammed Emwazi was targeted in his vehicle according to the Pentagon; in ISIS videos he beheaded US and Japanese journalists and US and British aid workers

News | The News

Russian air strikes in Syria: John McCain 'confirms US-trained rebels hit during bombing campaign' - live updates

Vladimir Putin has denied reports that Russian air strikes have killed civilians. Speaking at a meeting with human rights activists in the Kremlin, he reportedly described the claims as "information attacks."

News | The News

Russia launches first airstrikes in Syria - CNNPolitics.com

Russian says its airstrike in Syria on Wednesday targeted ISIS; U.S. official says it had "no strategic purpose" in combating ISIS.

News | News

World inspection didn't stop Syria's chemical weapons use - why would Iran be different? - Opinion

The CIA belatedly concluded that Assad has been cheating on his agreement to disband Syria's chemical weapons stash. There's no reason to believe the international community will do better in Iran.

Politics | Interesting Links

Obama: No Red Line for Assad This Time | Truth Revolt

The Washington Times reports that Syrian President Bashar Assad has again used chemical weapons in his country’s ongoing civil war, and unlike the first time, when Assad ​unleashed sarin gas and other chemical agents, and President Barack Obama wa

News | The News

Obama: Chlorine Not 'Historically' a Chem. Weapon - US & Canada - News - Arutz Sheva

Widespread reports of chlorine gas attacks in Syria have not been prevented - or acted upon - because chlorine is not "historically" considered a chemical weapon, US President Barack Obama stated Thursday.

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Report: Syria's Assad building facility for the production of nuclear weapons - Middle East - Jerusalem Post

Intelligence sources tell Der Spiegel that underground site being developed with Iranian, North Korea and Hezbollah support.

News | From CNN

ISIS subjects Yazidi women to 'rape, sex slavery' - CNN.com

ISIS is brazen about enslaving Yazidi women. One teen describes how her dreams of becoming a doctor lie in ruins after her brutal treatment.

News | From the HuffPost

What Happened When Wisconsin Man Jordan Matson Decided To Take On ISIS

DERIKE, Syria (RNS) Like many Americans, Jordan Matson is outraged by the brutality of the Islamic State. But unlike virtually every other American, he decided to take on the militants head-on. Now, the 28-year-old Racine, Wis., man is recovering ...

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links!

In Syria and Iraq, Trying to Protect a Heritage at Risk - NYTimes.com

Antiquities guardians around the world are asking themselves if it’s better to raise the alarm about what’s in harm’s way — or keep quiet to avoid the militants’ gaze?

Politics | Seriously???

Exclusive: America’s Allies Almost Bombed in Syrian Airstrikes - The Daily Beast

The White House says it wants to work with Syria’s moderate rebels. But warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition came awfully close to striking one of their HQs.

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Palestinians said heading to Syria, Iraq to join Islamic State | The Times of Israel

West Bank and Gaza residents among other foreigners seeking to fight alongside jihadist group, intelligence sources say

News | News

Syrian rebels capture sole border crossing between Israel and Syria in Golan Hei

An Al-Qaeda linked group is among those that seized the crossing, which is more of symbolic than strategic value

News | Op-Ed

Massacre at Yarmouk | Jonathan Messing

Yarmouk was home to the largest Palestinian refugee community in the country before the conflict began. 180,000 Palestinian civilians called it home. Now only 20,000 remain. Food and medical supplies are routinely denied entry and starvation is one of the three main causes of death. Recently, in the Jarabulus area, 22 people were killed and thrown into the streets to instill fear in the population. Some of them were children.

Politics | Malfeasance

Syria jihadists now using Humvees seized in Iraq

Jihadists fighting in Syria's war put to use for the first time on Sunday American-made Humvees that they seized during a lightning offensive in Iraq this month, a monitor said. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, used the armoured veh