US, Saudi, Turkey, Discuss Delivering Anti Aircraft Weapons To “Rebels” For Use Against Assad, Russia

“On the eve of the ceasefire agreement coming into effect in Syria at midnight on February 27, the heads of Middle East intelligence agencies met to lay out a plan for waging war after the truce.”

Syrian rebel MANPAD

The CIA is reportedly discussing a plan to augment the fighting capability of the terrorist forces they have been supporting in Syria since the beginning of the crisis in 2011 if the “ceasefire agreement” currently underway in Geneva falls apart. The discussion centers around the supply of weaponry that would help the jihadists better respond to

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US, UK Protect Saudi Arabia From Human Rights Inquiries Despite ‘Clear Evidence Of War Crimes’

Despite assessments that there have been clear violations of international law in the Saudi-led coalition’s war on Yemen, British and American forces continue to supply the coalition with weaponry and help coordinate strikes.

A young boy who lost his leg in the Yemen war uses a prosthetic limb at a government-run rehabilitation center in Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, March 5, 2016. Yemen's conflict pits the government, backed by the Saudi-led coalition, against Shiite rebels known as Houthis allied with a former president. Yemen's war has killed at least 6,200 civilians and injured tens of thousands of Yemenis, and 2.4 million people have been displaced, according to U.N. figures. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

LONDON --- As pressure builds for the British and American governments to cut ties with the Saudi-led coalition accused of war crimes in Yemen, an aid worker highlighted the trauma faced by children in an escalating crisis the United Nations has deemed a “humanitarian catastrophe.” Fatima Al Ajal, who works with Save the Children in the nation’s

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US Tanks Pouring Into Norway Caves For ‘Russia War’

Officials claim pre-positioning will reduce the cost of future conflict.

U.S. Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicles line up by the Trondheim Fjord, Norway, Jan. 9. These vehicles from the Marine Corps Prepositioning Program-Norway will support exercise Cold Response 16, scheduled for later this month, with crisis response equipment including M1A1 battle tanks, amphibious assault vehicles, artillery, and logistics equipment drawn from Norwegian caves. (Photo: U.S. Marine Corps)

Echoing previous deployments during the Cold War, the Obama Administration is deploying a significant number of tanks and artillery forces into a series of secret caves near the Russian border in Norway. Officials say the caves have 6,500 pieces of equipment, and have in recent years been used to “support” the war in Iraq. Nominally, the new

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Backing MSF, Human Rights Watch Says US Must Consent To War Crimes Probe

‘We believe that there is a strong basis for determining that criminal liability exists,’ group states in new letter to Gen. Carter

Afghan surgeons work inside a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospital after an air strike in the city of Kunduz, Afghanistan, on Saturday. Photo: Medecins Sans Frontieres

There is "strong" evidence that the U.S. military attack on a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan two months ago constituted a criminal act, and should be investigated as such, Human Rights Watch said Monday in a letter to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter (pdf). "The attack on the MSF hospital in

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Rights Group Says Disregard For Civilian Life By US And Saudi Arabia ‘Appalling’

Human Rights Watch blasts Saudi-led coalition for apparent war crimes and failure to investigate.

A March 30 airstrike on a public bus in the Khormakser district of Aden, Yemen, left four dead, including one child. Photo: Iona Craig

The United States has been party to numerous apparent war crimes committed by the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen, yet—along with all nations responsible—is violating international requirements to investigate bombings of homes, schools, and refugee camps, Human Rights Watch (HRW) declared on Monday. Coming just hours after peace talks

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Kerry: US Will ‘Neutralize’ ISIS Quicker Than It Did Al-Qaeda

The statement raises the rather surprising suggestion that al-Qaeda, still active around the world, is “neutralized” in the administration’s view.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a press conference Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 after attending the 22nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In a direct challenge to China, Kerry called Thursday for all claimants to disputed territories in the South China to Sea immediately halt provocative activities that have ratcheted up tensions in some of the world’s busiest shipping lanes. (Brendan Smialowski/Pool Photo via AP)

In comments that will only raise new questions about the administration’s view of foreign policy, Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters he believes the US will be able to “neutralize” ISIS much more quickly than it was able to do so with al-Qaeda. “It took us quite a few years before we were able to eliminate Osama bin Laden and the top

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