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'Deadly fire' at Iran military explosives facility
Oct. 7, 2014 - A fire and an explosion occurred at Iran's Parchin military site near Tehran. This explosives experimentation
site has been linked to Iran's nuclear program.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has not been given access to the complex since 2005.
Six world powers are still trying to negotiate a permanent agreement with Iran over its nuclear ambitions. According to the IAEA, there has
been an increase of activity at the Parchin facility, and Iran missed a missed a deadline to answer further questions about its nuclear plans.
Analysts say the IAEA suspects Iran of experimenting with explosives capable of triggering a nuclear weapon at Parchin.
- Source: BBC
Iranian opposition activists claim sabotage was responsible - Honest Reporting
Iran explosion: An accident or a reminder ? - ". . .reminder that Israel . . . has the will and capacity to do real damage to Iran’s program,
then maybe, just maybe the U.S. negotiators will use that to their advantage. You think so? Me neither, but one can hope." - Jennifer Rubin - Washington Post
Netanyahu at UN warns “militant Islam is on the march,” from Hamas to ISIS, but greatest threat is a nuclear armed Iran.
Oct. 1, 2014 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the United Nations General Assembly that ISIS and Hamas are serious
problems, but the greatest threat to his country and the world is an Iranian regime that that could rapidly produce nuclear warheads.
- Source: Joel Rosenberg
Transcript of Netanyahu's message
Video of Netanyahu's message
Obama: Islamic State 'is not Islamic'
Sept. 10, 2011 - President Obama delivered a speech to announce “a comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism
strategy” to “degrade, and ultimately destroy,” ISIS. His plan includes:
- Conduct a systematic campaign of airstrike against ISIL targets in Iraq and Syria.
The President also stressed that ISIL is "not Islamic," because “No religion condones the killing of innocents."
In addition, he said, “ISIL is certainly not a state." He explained that it was an al-Qaida’s affiliate that has taken advantage of the unrest
in Syria and Iraq, and it is recognized by no government as a legitimate state.
- Increase support to forces fighting terrorists on the ground, but avoid getting "dragged into another ground war in Iraq."
- Assist the moderate Syrian opposition to prevail against ISIL and the Assad regime.
- Provide humanitarian aid to oppressed civilians, including Sunni and Shiite Muslims, Christians and other religious minorities.
- Source: WND
Israel will cooperate with US in fight against IS, envoy says - Times of Israel
- Russia warns US against strikes on Islamic State in Syria - BBC
- Syria, Iran Slam US Strategy in Fighting Militants - NewsMax
- Editor's note: Read the following articles to see that Islam and the Koran do advocate terrorism.
What Obama Desperately Wants You To Know About ISIS and Islam - Young Conservatives
‘Terrify the Enemy of Allah': British Imam Cites That Koran Tells Muslims to Terrorize - Christian News
Ya’alon: Turkey is openly supporting terrorism
Sept. 9, 2014 -
[Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon] expressed outrage that the international community would allow
nations to back terrorism while remaining full members of respected international organizations such as the UN and, in Turkey’s case, NATO.
He complained that Saleh al-Arouri, the senior Hamas official, alleged by Israel to have played a key role in orchestrating the abduction and
killing of three Israeli teens in June, is allowed to operate from the command center of Hamas’s overseas operations, which is located in Istanbul.
- Source: Times of Israel
Henry Kissinger's Thoughts On The Islamic State, Ukraine And 'World Order'
Sept. 7, 2014 - In his new book, "World Order," preeminent statesman and historian Henry Kissinger explains the rise and fall of
world powers from China to the present times. He considers Russia and Iran to be pivotal in the current World Order. He says that managing
the ISIS crisis in the Middle East is less difficult than the threat of a nuclear Iran.
Kissinger also explains his view of the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine:
Ukraine itself has been part of Russia for 500 years. . . The ideal solution would
be to have a Ukraine like Finland or Austria that can be a bridge between these two rather than an outpost.
- Source: NPR
Nato summit: Russia criticised over Ukraine crisis
Sept. 4, 2014 - Before the summit began, Ukraine's president briefed US and EU leaders on the ceasefire plan that they had made with
Russian President Vladimir Putin. Approximatelly 2,600 people have died so far in the fightiing in Ukraine.
The West says it has evidence that Mr Putin is supporting the separatists with training and arms, and has sent Russian troops across the border.
Russia denies the accusation.
- Source: BBC
Kremlin warns Ukraine against joining NATO - Washington Post
Hagel: Russia, China Aim to Close Military Technology Gap With US - Voice of America
NATO Approves New Force Aimed at Deterring Russia - NewsMax
Russian General Seeks Nuclear First-Strike Option Against US - NewsMax
- Ukraine and pro-Russia rebels sign ceasefire deal - BBC
David Cameron outlines new anti-terror measures to MPs
Sept. 1, 2014 - Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron addressed their Parliament today with plans to respond to the threat of terrorism
now that it is known that some 500 British citizens have gone to fight with the Islamic State (ISIL). Some of his proposed actions will require
new legislation. When implemented, his proposals will result in:
- Confiscation of passports of suspected terrorists at UK borders
- Blocking suspected British terrorists from returning to the UK
- Ending terrorism prevention and investigation measures, including the power to relocate suspects
- Blocking of the landing of foreign airlines unless they supply adequate information about passengers
- Source: BBC
David Cameron stands up to Islamists -- a lesson for Barack Obama -Fox
McCain: ISIS 'Must Be Defeated, Not Contained' - NewsMax
Hill intelligence leaders urge Obama to form ISIS strategy ahead of NATO summit - Fox
Obama foreign policy sparks bipartisan criticism - Washington Post
Obama: Media makes you think ‘world is falling apart’ - The Hill
Nato accuses Russia of violating Ukraine sovereignty
Aug. 29, 2014 - Nato Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has accused Russia of a "blatant violation" of Ukraine's sovereignty
by invading Ukraine to support pro-Russian rebels.
Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed the Ukrainian government for the crisis, comparing its siege of two cities held by separatists, Donetsk and
Luhansk, to the siege of Leningrad by Nazi Germany in World War Two.
- Source: BBC
'Russian Invasion' of Ukraine Prompts UN Emergency Meeting - ABC
U.S. says Russia has 'outright lied' about Ukraine - USA Today
Russian armored columns said to capture key Ukrainian towns - Washington Post
Update 1-Don't mess with nuclear Russia, Putin says - Reuters
- Ukraine 'slipping out of control', Germany warns - BBC
2 tank columns from Russia enter Ukraine
Aug. 28, 2014 - Two columns of Russian tanks and military vehicles have overpowered a Ukrainian border post and entered southeastern Ukraine.
A top NATO official said at least 1,000 Russian troops have poured into Ukraine with sophisticated equipment and have been in direct "contact" with
Ukrainian soldiers, resulting in casualties.
Another 20,000 Russian troops are thought to be stationed at the border.
- Source: Chron
- Live: Ukraine accuses Russia of invasion - BBC
- U.S. official says 1,000 Russian troops enter Ukraine - CNN
Ukraine crisis: Russia aid convoy 'invades Ukraine'
Aug. 22, 2014 -
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has accused Russia of a "flagrant violation of international law" after Russian humanitarian aid lorries
entered Ukraine without permission.
More than 100 large trucks from Russia forced their way through a Ukrainian border crossing without customs inspection, border control or International
Red Cross escort -- all of which is a violation of international law.
The incursion was called a "direct invasion" by Ukraine's security chief Valentyn Nalyvaychenko. Nevertheless he said that no force would be used against the convoy.
- Source: BBC
- Russian aid or Trojan Horse? - BBC
Russian aid convoy near Ukraine's border
Aug. 14, 2014 - A Russian convoy of more than 200 vehicles is heading toward a border crossing controlled by pro-Russian rebels in
the Luhansk region. The large trucks are said to be carrying humanitarian supplies, but Ukraine officials are concerned that they might
be bringing Russian military forces or supplies for the rebels.
The route suggested Russia was intent on not abiding by a tentative agreement to deliver aid to a government-controlled border checkpoint in the Kharkiv
region, where it could more easily be inspected by Ukraine and the Red Cross.
A spokesman for Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council warned that, if the Russians do not allow inspection of the cargo, the convoy will be
blocked with all the forces available.
- Source: USA Today
- Update: 8/15/14 -
Ukraine says dozens of its border officials in Russia inspecting aid convoy with Red Cross - US News and World Report
Ukraine may block Russian humanitarian aid convoy
Aug. 12, 2014 - Russia is sending a huge convoy of vehicles with humanitarian aid for Ukraine civilians trapped by fighting in the area
held by pro-Russia rebels. Nearly 300 vehicles loaded with grain, baby food and medicine will arrive at the border in the next two days. However,
The Ukraine government may not allow the convoy because,
There are Western concerns that Russia is using humanitarian assistance as a pretext to invade eastern Ukraine.
- Source: BBC
- Ukraine conflict: Russian aid or Trojan Horse? - BBC
Ukraine says trucks carrying purported aid from Russia won't be allowed across border - Fox
NATO: Russia Could Be Poised to Invade Eastern Ukraine
Aug. 6, 2014 - With 20,000 combat-ready troops on Ukraine's eastern border, Russia might be planning to invade Eastern Ukraine.
"We share the concern that Russia could use the pretext of a humanitarian or peacekeeping mission as an excuse to send troops into eastern Ukraine,"
NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu said Wednesday.
U.S. President Barack Obama prefers to continue economic sanctions against Russia instead of providing Ukraine with lethal military aid at this time.
- Source: Voice of America
Ukraine clashes intensify as police team abandons second attempt to inspect MH17 crash site
July 28, 2014 - An international police team was not able to reach the crash site of a Malaysia Airline plane in Ukraine because of
fighting between Ukraine troops and rebel forces.
With government troops intensifying their push to claw back more territory from pro-Russian separatist rebels, the death toll is mounting steadily. . .
more than 1,100 people have died in more than four months of fighting.
- Source: Fox
Russia steps up help for rebels in Ukraine war
July 26, 2014 -
Rather than backing down after last week's downing of a civilian passenger jet, Russia appears to be intervening more aggressively in the war in
eastern Ukraine in what US and Ukrainian officials call a dangerous escalation.
Russia continues to build up its forces along their border with Ukraine, including tanks and other heavy weapons.
Two days ago Russia launched artillery attacks across the border into Ukraine.
- Source: Economic Times
- Cold War II - Time
Putin Risks ‘Pariah’ Status as Pressure Mounts After Crash
July 20, 2014 - U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and other European leaders are trying to pressure Russia's Bladimir Putin to release control
of the eastern Ukraine region where chaos surrounds the crash site of the Malaysian Air jet. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said,
“Russia risks becoming a pariah state if it does not behave properly,” Hammond said in a television interview on Sky News. “We now need to use the sense
of outrage that is clear to get a further round of sanctions tightening against Russia.
- Source: Bloomberg Businessweek
The Tragic Airline Crash Reveals That the Chaos in Ukraine Is a Real War - Slate
Ukraine rebels 'destroy MH17 clues'
July 19, 2014 - For the second day, the pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine have blocked an international team of experts from access to the
fields where the wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane. The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) complains that the rebels blocked
their access, and were removing bodies and evidence of what really happened.
The Ukrainian government statement also said the rebels were trying to transport the plane's wreckage to Russia.
- Source: BBC
US believes Russia provided separatists with missile that shot down airliner - Fox
Russian-Made Missile Hit Malaysian Jet, U.S. Officials Say
July 18, 2014 - It is believed that the weapon used to shoot down the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane yesterday was a Russian-made SA-11 (or Buk)
missile. Ukrainian government officials in Kiev blamed pro-Russian rebels for the disaster, but the separatists denied the accusation.
“Terrorists used a Buk missile system kindly provided by Putin to shoot down a civilian plane,” Ukrainian Interior Ministry adviser Anton Gerashchenko said
on Facebook. Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied supplying the Ukrainian separatists with weapons.
- Source: Bloomberg Business Week
Live Video: Malaysia Airlines plane crash: latest reaction - Telegraph UK
MH17: Ultimate responsibility lies with Putin - Sydney Morning Herald
McCain: 'Profound' Consequences If Russia, Separatists Caused Crash - NewsMax
EU signs pacts with Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova
Jun. 27, 2014 -
Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova have signed partnership agreements with the European Union, in a move strongly opposed by Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that it would split Ukraine in two. Russians in general are unhappy with the trend of
former Soviet states drifting toward Europe and possibly becoming part of the European Union.
The pact - which would bind the three countries more closely to the West both economically and politically - is at the heart of the crisis in Ukraine.
- Source: BBC
Eyes on Syria as Iran’s Rouhani meets with Turkish leaders
Jun. 9, 2014 - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani plans to meet with Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan soon.
In preparation, he met with Turkish officials in Ankara today. It was the first visit by an Iranian president to Turkey since 1996. He said,
“It is a necessity [for Iran and Turkey] to cooperate in all aspects, as well as issues regarding North Africa, Palestine and the Middle East,” he said, . . .
adding that improvement of bilateral relations was of “importance” to the whole region.
- Source: Times of Israel
State Department calls for all US citizens to leave Libya
May 29, 2014 -
The State Department issued a statement Tuesday night saying,"The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Libya and recommends
that U.S. citizens currently in Libya depart immediately.
The reason given for the evacuation was that Libya remains unpredictable and unstable, and has not been able to provide adequate security since the 2011 revolution.
Meanwhile the USS Bataan, a Navy amphibious assault ship, has been moved into the Mediterranean Sea to assist Americans if necessary.
- Source: Fox
Ukraine orders pro-Russian rebels out of Donetsk with threat of 'precision weaponry'
May 27, 2014 - Following the election of Ukraine's new president, Petro Poroshenko, the Ukrainian mmilitary ordered rebel forces to leave
the city of Donetsk.
Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine claim that at least 30 of their colleagues have been killed after a day of heavy fighting in the city of Donetsk
that included airstrikes against insurgents who attempted to seize the city's airport.
- Source: Fox
In Ukrainian election, chocolate tycoon Poroshenko claims victory
May 26, 2014 -
Ukraine handed chocolate tycoon Petro Poroshenko a commanding victory in its presidential election Sunday, giving the pro-European billionaire a chance
to resolve a conflict that has created the greatest tensions between the West and Russia since the Cold War.
- Source: Washington Post
Ukraine presidential election under threat in eastern region
May 24, 2014 - Ukraine is scheduled to hold presidential elections tomorrow, but armed Pro-Russian insurgents have either blocked or seized 17 of
the 34 district election commisions in the east portion of the country.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that he is prepared to work with the election winner.
- Source: Fox
At least 11 killed in eastern Ukraine as violence spikes ahead of election
May 22, 2014 -
At least 11 people have died in an attack on a military checkpoint in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine as growing violence threatens to disrupt Sunday's
- Source: Fox
America could hold answer to Putin's pipeline pinch on Ukraine
May 16, 2014 - Russian President Vladimir Putin has threatened Ukraine that Russia will no longer supply vital natural gas to their country unless
it is paid in advance. U.S. Rep Fred Upton, R-Mich., the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said:
"Threatening to turn off the spigot of natural gas to Ukraine is nothing but extortion playing out on the global stage. This shameful act of defiance by
Putin underscores the growing need for Congress to act on LNG exports."
The U.S. could come to Ukraine's assistance by shipping liquefied natural gas (LNG), but new federal action would be required to permit such exportation.
- Source: Fox
Iran, six powers hold 'useful' nuclear talks; agreement elusive
May 8, 2014 - Talks in New York between Iran and six world powers--United States, France, Germany, Britain, China and Russia-- were called "useful,"
but a Western diplomat said they were still struggling to overcome deep disagreements on the future of Iranian atomic capabilities.
The talks were a prelude to next week's political-level negotiations in the Austrian capital Vienna.
- Source: Reuters
Can a nuclear Iran and war be stopped? - Washington Post
Former U.S. Ambassador to Moscow Warns of War in Ukraine
May 5, 2014 - Michael McFaul, former ambassador to Moscow, said that the major escalation of conflict in Ukraine is approaching a state of war that could
trigger a large scale invasion by Russian military forces. He told TIME reporters that Ukraine's offensive to reclaim eastern cities and towns taken over by
pro-Russia militants has led to violence. There were even reports that Ukrainian helicopters were shot down by pro-Russian forces.
- Source: Time
- Putin and the New World Order: The Final Turning Point
Ukraine Anti-Terrorism Leader: 'It Is in Fact a War'
May 4, 2014 - According to Vasyl Krutov, the head of Ukraine’s anti-terrorist center, heavy fighting is occuring in Kramatorsk, and Ukranian have
retaken the security service headquarters there. He said:
"There is gunfire and clashes around Kramatorsk ... What we are facing in the Donetsk region and in the eastern regions is not just some kind of short-lived uprising,
it is in fact a war."
- Source: Breitbart
Vladimir Putin threatens to send in tanks as Ukraine lurches towards all-out war - Daily Mail
Ukraine broadens offensive against insurgents as military observers released
May 3, 2014 - Ukraine military forces took control of some of the cities where insurgents had occupied buildings and strongholds. Meanwhile, military
observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe who had been in custody for more than a week were released.
Oleksandr Turchynov, Ukraine's acting president, said many insurgents were killed or wounded Friday in the eastern offensive that also underlined the
military's vulnerability. The military action came two days after Kiev said it had lost control of eastern Ukraine.
- Source: Fox
Ukraine on the verge of civil war: Odessa reminiscent of Auschwitz - The Voice of Russia
Ukraine crisis: Sloviansk rebels down army helicopters
May 2, 2014 -
Pro-Russian rebels have shot down two of Ukraine's army helicopters during an "anti-terror" operation in the eastern city of Sloviansk, Kiev has said.
It said a pilot and serviceman had been killed, four suspected separatists held and 10 rebel checkpoints seized.
- Source: BBC
Putin: Peace Pacts Dead After Ukraine Strikes Back - NewsMax
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