Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Syria to Obama: Quit Arming ISIS Terrorists
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U.S. funding of militant groups fuels terrorism, Syria’s foreign minister states
The Obama administration and its coalition partners are fueling terrorism by arming and funding al-Qaeda affiliated militants and the practice needs to stop, Syria’s foreign minister said Monday.
Syria to Obama Quit Arming ISIS Terrorists
In a speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Walid al-Moallem denounced the Obama administration’s policy of arming certain militants while striking others, calling it a double-standard policy which “creates a fertile ground for the growth” of terrorist organizations.
“…What we see on the part of the U.S. administration is a double standard policy and alliances to score certain political agendas, particularly through supporting with money, weapons and training of groups they call moderate,” he said. “This is a real recipe for the increase of violence and terrorism, shedding of Syrian blood, prolonging of the Syrian crisis and demolishing of the political solution at its basis.”
“This behavior creates a fertile ground for the growth of these terrorist groups that commit the most heinous crimes on the Syrian territory, which requires all of us to seriously and effectively address and eradicate terrorism, and re-establish security and stability in Syria and the region.”
The foreign minister added that “striking terrorism militarily while some states are continuing their support of terrorist groups will create a whirlpool of which the international community will not exit in decades,” and he called on countries to stop arming, training, funding and smuggling terrorist groups, stating that ISIS is an “ideology metamorphosed into an organization supported, armed and trained in order to be unleashed like a monster against Syria, Iraq and Lebanon.”
“Let us simultaneously exert pressure on the countries that joined the coalition led by the United States to stop their support of armed terrorist groups,” he said. “Only then, combating terrorism militarily becomes viable.”
The Syrian government has long been at war with ISIS, the al-Qaeda group which has taken control of large areas of eastern Syria and western Iraq while beheading Christians and others refusing to submit to Sharia Law.
Last week, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Samantha Power, admitted the real purpose of the fight against ISIS is to overthrow Syrian president Bashar al-Assad
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Monday, 29 September 2014

Armed Intruder at White House Got to East Room

WASHINGTON — An armed man who jumped the White House fence this month made it far deeper into the mansion than previously disclosed, overpowering a Secret Service agent inside the North Portico entrance and running through the ceremonial East Room before he was tackled, according to a member of Congress familiar with the details of the incident.
The man, Omar J. Gonzalez, who had a knife, was stopped as he tried to enter the Green Room, a parlor used for receptions and teas, said the congressman, Representative Jason Chaffetz of Utah, the Republican chairman of a subcommittee looking into the security breach.
Earlier, Secret Service officials indicated that Mr. Gonzalez, 42, had only made it steps inside the North Portico after running through the door.
The new development, first reported by The Washington Post, raised immediate questions about whether the Secret Service had been forthright in its initial accounts of the episode.
It will set the stage for an explosive congressional hearing on Tuesday when lawmakers say they intend to grill Julia Pierson, the director of the Secret Service, about whether an undisciplined culture inside the long-heralded agency has eroded its ability to protect the president and his family.
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Japan volcano: hikers dead after Mount Ontake erupts (Video)
Tragedy ... a military helicopter, aiding in rescue operations, flies above Mount Ontake          
 Unstoppable force ... a military helicopter, aiding in rescue operations, flies above Mount Ontake as it continues to erupt. Picture: AP Photo/Koji Ueda Source: AP 
MILITARY and other rescue workers began airlifting more than two dozen bodies from the ash-blanketed peak of a Japanese volcano this morning, as family members of the missing waited at a nearby elementary school. 
      More than 500 rescuers returned to Mount Ontake after the search was called off on Sunday afternoon due to dangerous levels of poisonous gas.
“It depends on the (volcanic) situation how far they can go,” a crisis management official at the Nagano prefectural government said.
The lifeless bodies of five more people have been discovered on the Japanese volcano that erupted at the weekend, officials said, taking the feared death toll to 36.
“We have newly found five more people in cardiac arrest on the mountain,” a Nagano prefectural police spokesman told AFP.
The news came as rescuers called off their search for the day because soaring levels of poisonous fumes from the continuing eruption were making it dangerous.
Four victims were flown down on Sunday, and rescuers returned to the 3067-metre Mount Ontake this morning to recover the remaining bodies.
First responders found the other victims also in “cardiac arrest” — some reportedly buried in knee-deep ash — near the mountain’s summit. That’s the customary way for Japanese authorities to describe a body until police doctors can examine it.
Exactly how they died remains unclear — whether from toxic gases, suffocating ash, falling rocks or other causes.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was not aware of any Australians being involved in the incident.
Scenes broadcast live on Japanese TV station TBS showed soldiers carrying yellow body bags one-by-one to a camouflage military helicopter that had landed in a relatively wide-open area of the now bleak landscape, its rotors still spinning.

The first bodies were flown to a nearby athletic field, its green grass and surrounding forested hills contrasting with Mount Ontake’s ash-grey peak in the background, a reduced plume still emerging from its crater.
There, they were transferred to white police vans, while two dozen officers struggled to hold up long blue tarps under the spinning rotors, blocking the view from the media.
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Netanyahu UN speech 'blatant manipulation of facts': PLO Says.(Video) (Well of course They Would Say That Wouldn't They)

Israeli PM warns nuclear Iran 'gravest threat' of all in UNGA speech, says Abbas responsible for war crimes.

The Palestine Liberation Organization said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blatantly manipulated the facts when he compared Hamas with the Islamic State group in a UN speech on Monday.

"Netanyahu's speech at the UN was a blatant manipulation of facts and attempted at misleading the audience through a combination of hate language, slander and argument of obfuscation," PLO executive member Hanan Ashrawi said in a statement in English.

"Obviously Netanyahu has lost touch with reality, particularly in refusing to acknowledge the fact of the occupation itself or the actions of the Israeli army of occupation in committing massacres and war crimes," she added.

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly earlier, Netanyahu denied accusations of Israeli war crimes during its July-August offensive on the Gaza Strip that killed 2,140 Palestinians and said that Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas was jointly culpable with Hamas, which fired thousands of rockets into Israel, bringing retaliatory Israeli air strikes down on Gaza residents.

"Hamas embedded its missile batteries in residential areas and told Palestinians to ignore Israel's warnings to leave," Netanyahu said.

"I say to president Abbas, these are the war crimes committed by your Hamas partners in the national unity government which you head and you are responsible for,' he said.

"Hamas' immediate goal is to destroy Israel but has a wider goal the same as ISIS," he said. "ISIS and Hamas are branches of the same poisonous tree. When it comes to their ultimate goals: Hamas is ISIS and ISIS is Hamas."

Netanyahu then said that the "fight against militant Islam is indivisible. That's why Israel's fight against Hamas is your fight. Israel is fighting what your countries might be forced to fight tomorrow."

Turkey deploys tanks on border as IS approaches

Jihadists close in to within a few kilometers of key Kurdish town on Syria's border with Turkey.

Turkey on Monday deployed tanks and armored vehicles to reinforce its border with Syria amid escalating Islamic State violence, as parliament is set to consider whether to authorize military action against IS jihadists.

The army moved tanks and armored vehicles to the border town of Mursitpinar which lies across from the key Kurdish town of Ain al-Arab after some stray bullets hit Turkish villages, sparking retaliation from Turkey's military under its "rules of engagement."
Bulent Kilic (AFP)"Syrian Kurds stand on a hill looking down on clashes between Islamic State jihadists and Kurdish fighters, near the Turkey-Syria border, on September 28, 2014"Bulent Kilic (AFP)

The government said Monday it would shortly submit motions to parliament authorizing the armed forces to take action in Iraq and Syria, so Ankara can join the US-led coalition against the IS fighters.

"The motions have not yet been sent to parliament. They may come tomorrow," parliamentary speaker Cemil Cicek was quoted as saying by NTV television.

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said the motions will be debated on Thursday.

Turkey had refused to join a broad anti-IS coalition led by the United States while dozens of its citizens including diplomats and children were being held by IS militants having been abducted from the Turkish consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

After securing their freedom in a top-secret operation which reportedly resulted in the release of 50 IS fighters, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the country's position had changed, signalling a more robust stance towards the IS group.

"We will hold discussions with our relevant institutions this week. We will definitely be where we need to be," Erdogan said on Sunday.

"We cannot stay out of this."
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Obama’s Gulf War Official Now As England Enters Battle, Russia Next

Britain is at war: RAF Tornados in the air over Iraq with orders to strike ISIS
TRIVIA QUESTION: What do George Bush Sr, George Bush Jr, and Barack Obama all have in common?
ANSWER: They all started billion-dollar Persian Gulf Wars over oil.
Taking a page from the George Bush playbook, the Nobel Peace Prize winning president, Barack Hussein Obama, has started the Third Gulf War in Iraq and Syria in an attempt to defeat the Muslim terror group ISIS. 
Yesterday, England voted to enter the war, Russia has verbally confirmed their participation. Will liberals line the streets of Washington to protest this war as they did the other two?
The RAF is flying bombing missions over Iraq, the Ministry of Defense has confirmed.  Two armed RAF Tornado aircraft, plus a refueling aircraft, took off from their base in Cyprus today to target Isis terrorists.
The RAF is flying bombing missions over Iraq, the Ministry of Defense has confirmed
The Ministry of Defence said in a statement: ‘We can confirm that, following parliamentary approval given yesterday, RAF Tornados continue to fly over Iraq and are now ready to be used in an attack role as and when appropriate targets are identified.
‘For operational security reasons we will not be providing a running commentary on movements; we will provide an update on activity when it is appropriate to do so.’
BEIRUT – U.S.-led airstrikes targeted Syrian oil installations held by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) overnight and early Thursday, killing nearly 20 people as the militants released dozens of detainees in their de facto capital, fearing further raids, activists said.
It’s always about the oil:
Photos released by the U.S. Department of Defense on Sept. 25 show the Jeribe Modular Oil Refinery in eastern Syria before (left) and after air strikes. U.S. Department of Defense
Just over two weeks after U.S. President Barack Obama vowed“America will lead a broad coalition to roll back this terrorist threat” posed by ISIS, more than 50 countries have signed up, so far, to support the fight.
They include new entrants Belgium, Denmark and Britain, which will all send fighter jets to Iraq to assist that nation’s government and the United States in the anti-ISIS military campaign.
Even the foreign minister of Russia — which has butted heads repeatedly with Washington, including over whether the President of neighboring war-torn Syria needs to go — signaled Friday his country is ready to back Iraq in fighting terrorists, “above all the Islamic State,” which is what ISIS calls itself.
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