Valentines Day and Never Ending Wars

Syria ** Iraq ** Pakistan ** Afghanistan ** Venezuela ** Ukraine ** Russia Obama has requested an authorization for war on ISIS  in Iraq and Syria.     While Congress is gearing up to talk about it, the U.S. is already bombing there daily.  We have several hundred ‘advisors’ on the ground, who admit to engaging in battle at times.  The U.S. […]

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Serena Shim on Turkey

Serena Shim, a Lebanese American, reported for Press TV on the Syrian militants in Turkey.  . Her death, last week in a car crash in Turkey.  raised some serious questions.    Because Turkish Intelligence recently threatened to put her in prison, some believe that she was murdered, either by Turkish Intelligence or the CIA which is operating out of Incirlik […]

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Turkey Struggling with Shifting Plans in Syria

President Erdogan of Turkey has, under extreme US pressure, allowed Iraqi Kurds into Syria to fight with the PYD (Syrian Kurds) for the city of Kobane.   The international press has been following the desperate fight in Kobane with intense interest for the last few weeks, though most of the population has abandoned the city some time ago.   While the fate […]

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Turkey and the New Middle East

A couple of months ago when I first returned from being an Election Observer in Syria, the sense of the people there, that victory was near, and that they would soon be rebuilding, was brutally crushed by the news of ISIS flooding into Iraq where they obtained new resources, US Weapons and Iraqi cash, and then returning to the base […]

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Turkey: No Strikes on ISIS from Our Territory

In March of this year, a recording was leaked of a conversation between some high level Turkish officials including Ahmet Davutoglu (current Prime Minister of Turkey), Hakan Fidan (Head of Turkish Intelligence), Feridun Sinirlioglu (Turkish Under Secretary of Foreign Affairs), and Yasar Guler (Deputy Chief of the Turkish Military Staff),    The recordings were posted on youtube with an English […]

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US Ambassador Visited Al Nusra/FSA Hostages in March

A report from my friend Lilly Martin in Latakia: I bring to your attention a very serious bit of information about the 24 elderly Syrian Christians kidnapped in March 2014 from their homes in Kassab, a Syrian town on the Turkish border with a predominantly Armenian Christian population.   The destruction and occupation of Kassab began at 6 AM on March 21, […]

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