The news this morning, broke my heart. My husband read to me as I prepped food in the kitchen and he said “The US is bombing Syria” and I said “No!” Hightailed it towards the computer and there were the reports. I knew it was coming... But the knowing didn’t lessen my sadness and disgust
As I wrote for readers here, Saturday September 20/14 in this post
‘To conclude- The ISIS mercs, PKK terrorists and the Peshmerga are the boots on the ground for the impending airstrikes on Syria- And they are moving into place!And none of my readers said anything about this statement? I wondered, why? Was it too obvious that this was the case? And no one wanted to believe how ‘in your face’ this stuff is?
Which is highly suggestive airstrikes are coming sooner rather then later.....’
I don’t know what others think, but, I really did wonder if that post had been deemed to ‘controversial’ for regulars?
US/Israel/GCC nations launch airstrikes against SyriaIsrael shoots down Syrian fighter jet in support of the Islamist fighters. Israel is now claiming this jet was in Israeli airspace, which is bullshit!
IDF assessment: Syrian jet was en-route to attack rebels near Quneitra
The pieces of a Syrian fighter jet that was shot down by an IDF patriot missile in the Golan Tuesday morning fell near Quneitra in Syria. The initial indications of the security forces is that the plane was en-route to attack rebels in the area of Quneitra, which was captured last month by al-Qaeda affiliated militants.
The plane was enroute to attack Israel’s terrorists and Israel shot the plane down!
IAF Shoots Down Syrian Fighter Jet Near Golan
"This Syrian aircraft, apparently a MiG-21 (fighter jet), which was approaching the Israeli side of the Golan, was shot down by a surface-to-air Patriot missile," the radio said. The wreckage of the aircraft landed on the Syrian-controlled side of the strategic plateau, it added.Israel- terror state
Syria is reporting the US notified Damascus before striking
Syria says Washington informed it before strikes
The Syrian foreign ministry said on Tuesday that the United States informed Damascus' envoy to the United Nations before launching airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria.
The ministry issued a brief statement, carried by Syrian state media, saying that "the American side informed Syria's permanent envoy to the U.N. that strikes will be launched against the Daesh terrorist organization in Raqqa."
The ministry statement was Damascus' first official reaction after the U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes
U.S. officials said the airstrikes began around 8:30 p.m. EDT (0030 GMT), and were conducted by the U.S., Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates
Eight civilians, including three children, have been killed in US-led air strikes targeting IS fighters in Syria, Reuters reported.
The airstrikes have expanded already! From Raqqa to AleppoMOSCOW: The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday any airstrikes against Islamic State's positions on Syrian territory must be agreed with Damascus and otherwise will fuel tension in the region.
"Any such action can be carried out only in accordance with international law. That implies not a formal, one-sided 'notification' of airstrikes but the presence of explicit consent from the government of Syria or the approval of a corresponding UN Security Council decision," it said in a statement.
Even as it launched sweeping new airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, the U.S. military said Tuesday that it had expanded the campaign to the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, targeting an offshoot of Al Qaeda said to be plotting "imminent" attacks against American and Western targets.
A total of eight U.S. air attacks carried out in Syria’s largest city were aimed at the "Khorasan Group," described in a U.S. Central Command statement as an organization of Al Qaeda veterans.
The Aleppo campaign marked an expansion of the bombing effort launched initially against strongholds of Islamic State in eastern Syria, conducted by U.S. planes, drones and ships with the help of five Arab nations.
The strikes indicate that the U.S. air campaign in Syria has broader objectives than going after the Islamic State, the target of the attacks in eastern Syria.
US Navy displays their attacks
Claiming they are targeting ISIS- when they are really attacking a sovereign nation- Syria
The US said it had carried out over 100 air strikes overnight and killed "tens" of IS fighters.
Oh and btw- the new terror group- Khorasan?
Oops I mean Khorasan, yeah, yeah, Khorasan
Why are they called Khorasan?
Khorasan was an ancient province of eastern Persia, which the group aims to recreate. The territory encompasses present-day Afghanistan, eastern Iran, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. According to jihadists, this the place where they will defeat their enemies.Why are they a threat to the United States?
Because the US always needs an enemy to justify it's war making?
Which nation is next on the NATO/US/Israel hit list ? You already know it! Iran.
Khorasan connects us neatly to Iran. How is that for pre-selling the next war?
UPDATE # 1 - TURKISH ARMY TO BE AUTHORIZED IN IRAQ AND SYRIA IN NECESSITY, DAVUTOĞLU SAYS
Turkish government will ask for the parliament's authorization for military operations in Syria and Iraq, the newly-elected PM Ahmet Davutoğlu said at a press conference on Tuesday.