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U.S. In Talks Over Arab Boots On The Ground To Fight ISIS

U.S. In Talks Over Arab Boots On The Ground By Kristina Wong – 11/26/14 02:25 PM EST http://thehill.com/policy/ defense/225415-us-in-talks- over-arab-boots-on-the-ground The U.S. and allies are discussing the possibility of deploying ground forces from Arab nations to combat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), according to a top Republican lawmaker on the House Armed […]

Here Are The Best Ways to Disable An ISIL Oilfield

Here Are The Best Ways to Disable An ISIL Oilfield http://qz.com/271997/here-are- the-best-ways-to-disable-an- isil-oilfield/ WRITTEN BY Steve LeVine @stevelevine September 26, 2014 A report says that US-led forces are finally striking the nerve center of ISIL-its oilfields-after hitting small mobile refineries the past couple of days. But how do you disable the fields entirely without igniting […]

Syrian Opposition Member Has Little Faith In Airstrikes On IS

The Pulse of the Middle East Haytham Manna, general coordinator of the National Coordination Body for Democratic Change in Syria, speaks to reporters outside the Foreign and Commonwealth Office after meeting Britain’s Foreign Secretary, William Hague, in central London, Nov. 21, 2011. (photo by REUTERS/Luke MacGregor) Syrian Opposition Member Has Little Faith In Airstrikes On […]

The Empire Strikes Back: U.S., Arab Allies Hit ISIS Targets In Syria; Israel Shoots Down Syrian Fighter

The Empire Strikes Back: U.S., Arab Allies Hit ISIS Targets In Syria; Israel Shoots Down Syrian Fighter http://www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com The U.S. and five Arab allies: Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates conducted airstrikes overnight against ISIS targets in Syria. Helene Cooper and Eric Schmitt, writing in this morning’s (Sept. 23, 2014) New […]

U.S. Disengagement In Middle East Continues: Syrian Airstrikes Notwithstanding

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/09/obama-administration-back-mideast-iraq-is-conflict-netanyahu.html?utm_source=Al-Monitor+Newsletter+%5BEnglish%5D&utm_campaign=dc2fbe9639-September_22_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_28264b27a0-dc2fbe9639-93066833 THE PULSE OF THE MIDDLE EAST ISRAEL PULSE U.S. Continues To Curb Its Involvement in Middle East “Is America back?” This was the question many Middle East analysts asked themselves after President Barack Obama’s policy speech on confronting the Islamic State (IS). “No, absolutely not,” a White House source told Al-Monitor. That opinion is […]

Kerry Says Iran Has Role To Play In Fight Against The Islamic State

The enemy of my enemy — in this case — is not my (our) friend. As one of my readers noted, “Kerry welcome’s Iran’s help against ISIS but wants to train anti-Assad groups to fight against Iran’s proxy — Assad. The US effort will be led by the official who facilitated the Muslim Brotherhood takeover […]

House Expected To Vote On Training Syrian Rebels To Fight ISIS

House Expected to Vote on Training Syrian Rebels to Fight ISIS http://mobile.nytimes.com/ 2014/09/17/us/politics/house- expected-to-vote-on-training- syrian-rebels-to-fight-isis. html?referrer=&_r=0 By JONATHAN WEISMAN SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 WASHINGTON – The House will vote on Wednesday on whether to grant President Obama the authority to train and equip Syrian rebels to battle the Islamic State, but Republicans will insist on a […]