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What did these pilots yell when they dropped their payloads. Allahu Akbar in English

Airwars: Dozens of Iraqi Civilians Reportedly Killed in Airstrikes Last Week Airwars: Up to 20 Syrian Civilians Reportedly Killed by U.S. Airstrikes Last Week    

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What draws foreign fighters to Iraq and Syria? – News from Al Jazeera

While some are motivated by a genuine desire to help, others have come seeking personal glory, fighters say. Source: What draws foreign fighters to Iraq and Syria? – News from Al Jazeera

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Is the courage of the Kurds giving way to treachery in Syria? — RT Op-Edge

Syrian Kurdish forces have been among the bravest and most effective in the war against ISIS in Syria. They may well be on course to also be the most treacherous. Source: Is the courage of the Kurds giving way to … Continue reading

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Foreign Fighters in ISIL Territory Have Doubled | Al Jazeera America

Report: ‘Efforts to contain the flow of foreign recruits to extremist groups in Syria and Iraq have had limited impact’ Source: Foreign Fighters in ISIL Territory Have Doubled | Al Jazeera America

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Only power-sharing political solution or crushing occupation can defeat IS

  To sustainably defeat Islamic State you need a mutually reinforcing coalition. Source: Only power-sharing political solution or crushing occupation can defeat IS

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Get Rid of ISIS Using This One Weird Trick AnonHQ

Op-Ed by Dan Sanchez   You’ve seen those internet ads that offer “one weird trick” for eliminating belly fat or boosting testosterone, right? Well, here’s one weird trick for getting rid of ISIS and boosting our security from terrorism. The “trick” … Continue reading

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2003 All Over Again? On Eve of Syria Vote, U.K. Is Warned Against ‘Rush to War’ – Truthdig

Source: 2003 All Over Again? On Eve of Syria Vote, U.K. Is Warned Against ‘Rush to War’ – Truthdig

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Former Military Chief: Iraq War Was A ‘Failure’ That Helped Create ISIS

“We strategically marched in the wrong direction.” Source: Former Military Chief: Iraq War Was A ‘Failure’ That Helped Create ISIS

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Why does the Islamic State drive around in so many Toyota trucks? Car giant willing to investigate – Your Middle East

The Japanese manufacturer responded after an ABC News report on Wednesday said counter-terrorism officials at the US Treasury have been in contact with the auto gi Source: Why does the Islamic State drive around in so many Toyota trucks? Car … Continue reading

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Long Before the Refugee Crisis, the World’s Powers Had Failed the People of Syria | The Nation

More than two weeks have passed since the lifeless body of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi washed ashore on a Turkish beach, forcing the world to confront the tide of Syrian asylum seekers massing at Europe’s borders. Source: Long Before the Refugee Crisis, the … Continue reading

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US weapon-drop accidentally lands in IS hands ….we call it a precision drop by accident

http://www.news.com.au/video/id-dyeXc4cTosYckR5ooejpt6pMgUR9O9IL/Did-U.S.-weapons-airdrop-end-up-in-Islamic-State-hands?   ISLAMIC State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons air-dropped by US-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border The cache of weapons included hand grenades, ammunition … Continue reading

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Aussies go home, Iraqi militias say. Nobody wants you in Iraq Abbott MP’s Shiites or Sunnis why do you ignore them???

Baghdad: Even before a formal announcement, the deal for Australia to help Iraq battle the so-called Islamic State which now controls swaths of Iraq and Syria, drew sharp criticism from forces allied to the Baghdad government. As Foreign Minister Julie … Continue reading

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Free market fundamentalism and the rise of ISIL…. Oh what a lovely war. Lawyers were working on the commercial aspects.

The American’s insistence that whatever could be outsourced was outsourced meant that Iraqi colonels were provided with enormous sums of money to pay not only their soldiers’ wages, but also all the other costs necessary to maintain an army.The men … Continue reading

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Our PM Tony Abbott has just been flapping his lips for a month yet again and Bishop has been clearing away the bullshit. Iraq doen’t want us there

Australia won’t send ground troops to fight Islamic State in Iraq, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says Updated about 8 hours agoSun 19 Oct 2014, 11:22am Photo: Julie Bishop has met with Iraqi officials in Baghdad to discuss Australia’s role in … Continue reading

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Empathizing with Gaza Does NOT Make Me Anti-Semitic, Nor Pro-Hamas or Anti-Israel. It Makes Me human….. 4 beheadings dehumanised us

 

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Why are we there Tony? Ok Save the Yzidis and Christians but get out the Shiites and Sunnis both want you for target practice

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-17/middle-east-witchs-brew/5771416 Tony Abbott says the Middle East is “a witch’s brew of difficulty and complexity”. As Australia conducts air raids in Iraq, what are some of the key ingredients in that volatile mix?

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Australia is not punching at all we are just a token. For this country’s sake we are better spending the money elsewhere

If Australia taking dramatic action on climate change is merely symbolic, what are we to make of our commitment to the fight again Islamic State forces? Adam Lockyer writes. By now the Abbott Government’s rationale against taking dramatic action to … Continue reading

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Where are the Sunni tribes. A game over symbol if they joined the fight against Daesh. However they aren’t there

Iraqi army and police score rare victory in the battle for Baghdad A JOINT force of Iraqi army and police personnel have staged a brazen attack on an Islamic State staging post west of Baghdad killing 60 militants and providing … Continue reading

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U.S.-led air strikes intensify as Syria conflict destabilizes Turkey . We were warned

(Reuters) – American-led forces have sharply intensified air strikes in the past two days against Islamic State fighters threatening Kurds on Syria’s Turkish border after the jihadists’ advance began to destabilize Turkey. War on the militants in Syria is threatening … Continue reading

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Australia’s Special Forces troops Iraq bound for Islamic State fight stuck in UAE as Iraq wants Iran’s help not ours.

  EXCLUSIVE: Australia’s 200 Special Forces are stalled in the United Arab Emirates, awaiting legal clearance to kick off their mission assisting the Iraqi Security Forces in repelling the Islamic State. The Special Forces, under the leadership of 2nd Commando … Continue reading

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Iraq does not want Tony on the ground. He wants the profit and glory

  Australian military role unclear as Iraq minister rejects idea of foreign troops. Iraqi foreign minister ‘absolutely against’ foreign presence but Tony Abbott remains confident of gaining legal clearance The “level of engagement” of Australian special forces troops heading to … Continue reading

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Turkey, is fighting at last, NATO is bombing the Kurds. Mr Abbott why are our allies killing each other while ISIL watches? We shouldn’t be there

The alliance is under its greatest strain in Turkey, which has met US requests to intervene in Kobani on behalf of Kurdish rebels not just with refusal, but with air strikes aimed instead against Kurdish groups in Turkey. Turkish fighter … Continue reading

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State-backed Iraq Shiite militias commit “war crimes,” says Amnesty. Abbot’s allies are Murderers,Kidnappers,and worse a death cult

Shiite militias backed by the Iraqi army are committing war crimes against civilians in their fightback against the Islamic State jihadist group, rights watchdog Amnesty International said Tuesday. It accused the Baghdad government of supporting and arming groups of Shiite … Continue reading

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We can’t beat a Sunni uprising we can however stir the hornets nest. Ideas need to be countered with ideas something Abbott lacks.

The current war against ISIS cannot be won with air strikes. I would go further and say it cannot even be won with a large ground force either. The reason is simple. You cannot fight an idea with guns or … Continue reading

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Is it fair to blame the West for trouble in the Middle East? For at least a decade, attempts to understand why some young Muslims living in Western countries turn to violence in the name of religion have raised questions about Western foreign policy in the Middle…

Author Anne Aly Research Fellow in extremism, radicalisation and online extremism at Curtin University For at least a decade, attempts to understand why some young Muslims living in Western countries turn to violence in the name of religion have raised … Continue reading

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These are the men we are to train 25% missing without action already

ISIS effect: Terrified Iraqi soldiers bribing superiors to leave army IRAQI soldiers are so terrified by the brutality of the Islamic State that they are now paying their superiors to allow them to leave the military. The acts of bribery, … Continue reading

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The Syrian War and what you haven’t been told

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Fall of Iraq and what you weren’t told

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Assad and the Coalition working together to ensure the safety of the Totalitarian State

Coalition air strikes against Isis aid Bashar al-Assad, Syrian rebels claim Shelling and bombing by the Syrian government intensifies in the two weeks since coalition air strikes against Isis began Politically, it is a different story. “It is undeniable that … Continue reading

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The ‘humanitarian’ war furphy This new rush to war not an intervention designed to meet humanitarian goals and objectives, writes Dr Adam Hughes Henry, but simply another bloody bombing campaign to protect strategic Western interests. Yet the actions of IS, in terms of … Continue reading

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From Pol Pot to ISIS: Saving Iraq by bombing everything that moves is Bolt’s advice. What only 2 bombs in a week he asks.

  This article by John Pilger is too long and doesn’t deserve paraphrasing. So I’m just putting foward the link http://www.independentaustralia.net/article-display/from-pol-pot-to-isis-saving-iraq-by-bombing-everything-that-moves,6978

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Turkey stuck at a crossroads as Islamic State terrorises Kobanê. So complex Rabbott would have no hope explaining it. Why are we there?

Kobanê, a small Kurdish town on the Syrian-Turkish border, has now become the ultimate test of Turkey’s ambivalence on how to engage the so-called Daesh in the rapidly worsening situation in Syria and Iraq. The town is under siege from … Continue reading

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What’s the money trail?

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USA not AUS no shots fired in anger. Daash

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what life is like inside the group

Daesh: Khansa’a Brigade former fighter reveals what life is like inside the group 1 day ago October 07, 2014 4:11PM Image Video A former fighter in Daesh female unit has spoken to CNN about her time with the organisation. Pic: … Continue reading

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What Turkey thinks of it’s Allies the Kurds fighting against Daesh. Bolt the fools fool blames Obama

  Kurds protest in Turkey over besieged Syrian town, at least nine killed (Reuters) – At least nine people were killed and dozens wounded in demonstrations across Turkey on Tuesday, local media reported, as Kurds demanded the government do more … Continue reading

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US and Turkey’s push-and-shove diplomacy has Kurds in the middle. This is not our war

Relations with the US have not reached the low-point of 2003, when Turkey refused to allow US invasion troops to cross its territory into Iraq, but they are undoubtedly strained. As Idiz noted, this may be because “every coalition member … Continue reading

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RAAF aircraft have carried out three missions in Iraq since joining the battle against Isis but have not fired on any targets

  RAAF fighter aborted air strike on Isis target to avoid killing civilians Australian Super Hornets pulled out of an air strike on an Islamic State target in Iraq when the risk of killing civilians became too high, defence officials … Continue reading

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There is one further step down the road this PM can take us on Conscription

Were it legal, I’d open a book on conscription being introduced before the 44th Parliament finally faces the voters. It’s what Tories do. They’ll creep it up. The sequence goes: advisors, air-drops, air-strikes, regular army, conscripts. On 5 November 1964, … Continue reading

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ISIS has brought enemies together. Foreign Policy is about maintaining interests it’s not about solving problems. Suadi’s beheaded 24 since August

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Reza Aslan on Radicalized Foreign Volunteers to Daesh

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Second Generation Lebanese youth are lagging far behind the rest of New South Wales state on indicators such as income and employment.

Crime and gangs: the path to battle for Australia’s Islamist radicals By Matt Siegel  Muslim worshippers walk into the Gallipoli Mosque to pray in the western Sydney suburb of Auburn September 26, 2014. (Reuters) – The children of refugees who … Continue reading

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Abbott and Obama’s Iraq: The war that is and is not When is a war not a war? When is a war really a war? The answer to those questions is strictly in the hands of whoever is in charge … Continue reading

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Less Geneva more Djakarta

It seems our government has learnt nothing. Captain Abbott of Team Australia is perhaps in need of a reminder of George Santayana’s well known saying, often repeated by others, that “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” … Continue reading

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Israel’s suggestion….stand back

Netanyahu waxed broadly of a Middle East in turmoil on Sunday, in his first public comments on the threat posed to the region by ISIS, a terrorist militia conquering swaths of territory in eastern Syria and northern Iraq. Threatening a … Continue reading

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A New World Order or yet another Monumental Blunder?

And have we now forgotten that we spent eight years in Iraq with that same coalition on the pretext of training the new Iraqi Army to deal with any subsequent incursion. Now, just five years later it appears that this … Continue reading

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Town falls to Islamic State in Iraq’s Anbar province. How will the Iraqi army identify the enemy when it can ID them? Shoot everyone?

  Ok whose for ISIL hands up Since taking Hit on Thursday, Islamic State fighters have raised their flags on the municipality building and police stations, while Islamic State vehicles were patrolling the streets of the town. Islamic State took … Continue reading

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ISIS is “extremely adaptive” and “growing rapidly” People, Towns,Kids and Bombs

Isis: Australian defence minister David Johnston says Iraqi army ‘run down’ Johnston confident international forces can ‘degrade and delegitimise’ Isis, but warns of ‘quite a long campaign’ ahead. Defence minister David Johnston has acknowledged weakness in the Iraqi army while … Continue reading

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We as part of a coalition will be bombing under the same guidelines. “near certainty” does not fit here so screw civilians

Australia has been propagandized. At the same time, however, Hayden said that a much-publicized White House policy that President Obama announced last year barring U.S. drone strikes unless there is a “near certainty” there will be no civilian casualties — … Continue reading

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There is no rationality in this war. Abbott want’s to get rid of ISIS support Assad

Baddies vs. Baddies: Whose side is Tony on? October 2, 2014 Written by: Sean Stinson Image: forusa.org, australiablog.com Sean Stinson It’s pretty hard to argue with this, despite the western media beat up. In contrast, our popular media sources are … Continue reading

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