State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert on Friday explained the US is focused narrowly on the defeat of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and does not plan to remain in the country afterward.
The protests organised the following day reveal the true purpose of the Barcelona terror attack – to foment unrest & violence in Europe.
As President Donald Trump vents his frustration with the United States’ “losing” strategy in Afghanistan, the “notorious mercenary” and Blackwater founder Erik Prince has seized the moment to offer his favored alternative: privatize the war.
North Korea dismissed warnings by U.S. President Donald Trump that it would face “fire and fury” if it threatened the United States and outlined detailed plans on Thursday for a missile strike near the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam.
Jim W. Dean – No one here at VT had any doubts of what the result of all Trump’s groveling to Israel would be. He has now been handed his official presidential knee pads.
Jim W. Dean – This is our first posting by Sophie Mangal, a young University of North Carolina media and journalism grad who has already managed to get out into the field, even to Syria no less.
…from SouthFront Pro-Turkish militants and the Turkish army have still been facing difficulties in breaking ISIS defenses around al-Bab. Turkey-led forces have failed to seize Qabasin and Bzaah, and retreated from almost all areas seized inside al-Bab. Intense fighting is ongoing. Meanwhile, the Syrian army, supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces, continued its operation against […]
Assad – “If the Americans are genuine, of course they are welcome. Like any other country, we want to defeat and to fight the terrorists.”
… by SUE SURKES, for Times of Israel France on Wednesday said it “bitterly condemned” Tuesday’s announcement by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman of plans to build 3,000 homes in the West Bank, some of them outside settlement blocs Israel hopes to keep in a future peace deal with the Palestinians. […]
A Republican-proposed House Resolution has quietly slipped past the public radar – proposing that the United States withdraw its membership from the United Nations, just as another bill was being concocted to cut US funding to the body. The bill, proposed by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), entitled American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017, seeks a […]
While this plan was written 25 years ago (and is in fact, a neat summation of a far older Zionist agenda) it remains very relevant today. The ‘election’ of Donald Trump has given this Zionist plan new importance.
The US propaganda campaign to discredit Russian-Syrian-Iranian operations to liberate Aleppo faced a significant problem – massive civilian casualties during the Mosul offensive, supported by the US-led coalition.
Henry Lowendorf of the US Peace Council – We are fighting a mass of propaganda that has demonized the Syrian government, demonized its leaders, an effort that precedes every other intervention that the US has made over many decades
Jim W. Dean – The Iranian Hamadan air base, as VT had editorialized after its first use, will continue to be a game changer, not only for the current counter terrorism war efforts in Syria, but in future places.
Jim W. Dean – The US finally agreed to map out with Russia where the moderate opposition and the jihadis are, so bombing operations can focus on the latter. The Syrian Air Force seems to be out of the picture for now.
Advance units of the Syrian Arab Army, supported by forces of Hezbollah, Iranian volunteers and Russian Aerospace fighter/bombers are advancing on the ISIS held Tabqa Military Airport, just south of Raqqah.
Jim W. Dean – At the end of the day, ending the Syrian war and putting that promised $6 billion to Turkey into helping Syrians rebuild their homes is the only logical path, and more fair to the struggling EU countries paying the tab.
NEW YORK — Billionaire businessman Donald Trump took to the lobby of his famed Trump Tower on Monday morning and pledged to slap himself with a huge tax hike.
Russia says US fully complicit
Promising to take care of military veterans is an easy win for presidential candidates.
According to US Secretary of State John Kerry, leaders have reached a ceasefire agreement that could be implemented within days. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stressed that the main result of meeting in Munich was a confirmation of the UN resolution on Syria. Lavrov also said that Russia expressed its concern that the Syrian opposition was harming efforts to resolve […]
The VA said Wednesday that it wants to consolidate seven different programs that allow veterans to receive care from private doctors, saying that the operations have become too unwieldy as Congress has added more beneficiaries to the rolls.
Syria could be weeks away from big transition, says John Kerry US secretary of state hopeful that timetable for talks about ceasefire and free elections is ‘gigantic step’ – but Assad’s role in transition could be sticking point Ian Black Middle East editor The US secretary of state, John Kerry, has given an upbeat assessment […]
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — British Prime Minister David Cameron has abandoned plans to carry out airstrikes against Islamic State (ISIL) positions in Syria after he failed to receive support from Labour MPs, the Times newspaper reported Tuesday. According to the newspaper, vote on extending of military action though Iraqi border, that was expected by the year end, will not take place. The Prime Minister failed to persuade enough […]
US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing about the Middle East on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, October 27, 2015. US Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Tuesday described new plan for increase pressure on the ISIS in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) after months of criticism that the […]
Jim W. Dean – VT is drawing some blood on the Aleppo power plant bombings by the US planes, war crimes…right out of the book.
More and more US officials are coming out against the Obama administration’s Syria policy. Former defense secretary Robert Gates has been gone so far as to call it “nuts.” Prior to Russia’s anti-terror campaign in Syria, Obama was the man with the $500 million plan. That’s how much the Pentagon set aside to train and equip so-called “moderate” Syrian […]
Saudi Arabia is ramping up its supplies of lethal weaponry to three different rebel groups in Syria in response to the Russian airstrikes on Syrian rebels, British media reported, citing a Saudi government official in Riyadh.
So what, really, is Netanyahu’s game plan for America?