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Reports: Syrian air base destroyed in missile attack from sea

Reports: Syrian air base destroyed in missile attack from sea

Photo: REUTERS/Baz Ratner By YASSER OKBI Unclear who is behind the attack on base located in stronghold of Assad’s Alawites, but Syrian, Lebanese media accuse Israel; Channel 2 reports attack’s target were S-125 surface-to-air missiles. Smoke rises from shell explosions in the Syrian village of al-Jamlah. A Syrian air defense base near the port city of Latakia was completely destroyed on Thursday morning in a missile attack from the sea, Arab media reported.

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The Arrow that flieth by day

The Arrow that flieth by day

By Gary Stearman The arrow, that most ancient of weapons, could kill one person. Modern “arrows” have been honed by high technology. Today, they are supersonic, intercontinental smart weapons, carrying enough death-dealing pestilence to kill thousands, even hundreds of thousands, in a single stroke. When we think of war in the Middle East, our greatest dread grows out of the possibility of missile launches from various locations. They might be loaded with sarin nerve gas or chlorine fumes, a wide range of explosives, or even biological agents, such as modified anthrax or engineered viruses of various types. No one will…

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Russian Mediterranean fleet to be expanded to 11 warships

Russian Mediterranean fleet to be expanded to 11 warships

The Yamal large landing craft (RIA Novosti/Alexey Kudenko) The Russian naval presence in the Mediterranean Sea will be boosted by another military vessel till the end of September, according to the country’s Black Sea Fleet command. The large landing ship, Yamal, is set to depart from the port of Sevastopol, Ukraine by the end of the month to join the 10 vessels Russia already has in Mediterranean waters. “The Yamal’s crew has completed preparations for relocation to the Mediterranean Sea,” Captain Vyacheslav Trukhachev, the Black Sea Fleet information chief told ITAR-TASS news agency. “As part of the preparatory period, the…

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Russia’s ‘carrier-killer’ Moskva enters Mediterranean

Russia’s ‘carrier-killer’ Moskva enters Mediterranean

Russia’s Moskva missile cruiser, dubbed a “carrier-killer” by NATO, has passed through the Straits of Gibraltar and is now heading toward the eastern Mediterranean to assume command of the Russian naval force there. The Russian Navy said in a statement that the Moskva cruiser passed through the Straits of Gibraltar on September 10. Interfax news agency added that the Moskva cruiser, “commanded by Sergey Tronev, Captain 1st Rank of the Guards… has enough room for maneuver now.” “The Black Sea flagship entered the Russian Navy’s area of responsibility in the Mediterranean at 11:00 pm Moscow time yesterday,” the agency reported…

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Sunni-Shia split the Mideast’s new great divide

Sunni-Shia split the Mideast’s new great divide

Half of believers in the Middle East and North Africa say religious conflict is a major problem for their countries. How did it come to this? Some answers lie in the distant beginnings of Islam. By Olivia Ward Foreign Affairs Reporter In the not-so-distant past, the doomsday scenario was a cataclysmic “clash of civilizations” between Muslims and the secular West. But the Arab Spring has brought a seismic shift in the sectarian landscape. With civil war and political chaos rippling through the region, the deadly divide now runs through the Muslim world itself. In Syria, Lebanon, Bahrain and Iraq, Sunni…

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Footage of chemical attack in Syria is fraud

Footage of chemical attack in Syria is fraud

An image grab taken from a video uploaded on YouTube by the Arbeen unified press office on August 21, 2013 shows a man comforting a Syrian girl in shock as she screams in Arabic “I am alive” following an attack in which Syrian opposition claim the regime used chemical weapons in eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of Damascus (AFP Photo) There is proof the footage of the alleged chemical attack in Syria was fabricated, Mother Agnes Mariam el-Salib, mother superior of St. James Monastery in Qara, Syria, told RT. She says she is about to submit her findings to the…

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Putin orders massive strike against Saudi Arabia if West attacks Syria

Putin orders massive strike against Saudi Arabia if West attacks Syria

Posted by EU Times A grim “urgent action memorandum” issued today from the office of President Putin to the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation is ordering a “massive military strike” against Saudi Arabia in the event that the West attacks Syria. According to Kremlin sources familiar with this extraordinary “war order,” Putin became “enraged” after his early August meeting with Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan who warned that if Russia did not accept the defeat of Syria, Saudi Arabia would unleash Chechen terrorists under their control to cause mass death and chaos during the Winter Olympics scheduled to be…

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A U.S. attack in Syria could cause more terror

A U.S. attack in Syria could cause more terror

by newsdesk Confiscated weapons and explosives. Illustration photo credit: IDF U.S. authorities are tightening up domestic security measures ahead of a possible U.S. military attack on Syria. The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are warning of a higher risk of CYBER attacks after months of similar disruptions by hackers known as the Syrian Electronic Army. One such attack brought down the website of The New York Times in recent days, and authorities say more attacks are likely. Warnings from Iranian officials that any U.S. attack on Syria could be met with retaliation has also prompted warnings of possible…

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Candidly speaking: The Syrian nightmare

Candidly speaking: The Syrian nightmare

By ISI LEIBLER Civilians take part in a vigil in solidarity with Syrians killed by an alleged gas attack. Photo: REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir There are no simple solutions to the horrors unfolding in Syria. Had the West responded sooner, there might have been a remote chance for moderates within the rebel camp to form a functional political authority. Today, that is inconceivable. Now the forces of darkness and evil dominate the behavior of the government and rebels alike. The depths of unimaginable barbarism to which both parties have descended exceed the worst horror films. A mere few kilometers from Israel’s border…

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KUHNER: Obama’s flimsy red line

Use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime is inconclusive By Jeffrey T. Kuhner U.S. military intervention in Syria would be immoral, illegal and treasonous. It would benefit our mortal enemy, al Qaeda, and possibly trigger a wider Mideast war. President Obama is playing with fire. He is dangerously putting his ego above the national interest. Bombing Syria threatens to leave his presidency in tatters. In August 2012, Mr. Obama publicly drew a “red line” in Syria’s bloody civil war. He vowed that the use of chemical weapons would trigger a muscular U.S. response. Mr. Obama — along with the…

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