U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad

The United States has decided to allow airstrikes to defend Syrian rebels trained by the U.S. military from any attackers, even if the enemies hail from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, U.S. officials said on Sunday. The decision by President Barack Obama, which could deepen the U.S. role in Syria‘s conflict, aims to… [Read More]

Obama Strikes Again

Caroline Glick,   While Israel and much of official Washington remain focused on the deal President Barack Obama just cut with the ayatollahs that gives them $150 billion and a guaranteed nuclear arsenal within a decade, Obama has already moved on – to Syria. Obama’s first hope was to reach a deal with his Iranian friends… [Read More]

Israel readies Iron Dome on Lebanon border as Hezbollah anticipates arms from Iran

 HAIFA, Israel –  One year after Israel’s vaunted Iron Dome defense system helped protect citizens from a rocket barrage launched from Gaza, the Jewish State has deployed the shield to the north, likely amid fears Lebanon-based Hezbollah could get an infusion of cash and weapons from Iran. In an exclusive interview with FoxNews.com, Col. Yoni… [Read More]

Surge of Syrian refugees into US stirs security concerns

 Syria’s bloody civil war has brought the country’s largest number of refugees and asylum-seekers to the United States in a decade, and thousands more are expected in 2016.  But with the influx comes mounting concerns over whether the Obama administration can properly vet them, and keep out those with terror ties seeking to exploit the… [Read More]

Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader says Iran will not abandon support after nuclear deal

The Lebanese Hezbollah group believes it can still count on Iran’s support following Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers, leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Saturday. In his first public remarks since the agreement was reached this month in Vienna, Nasrallah said he was sure Tehran would confound critics who say it would end support… [Read More]

TROUBLING WARNING: ISIS a bigger threat than Al Qaeda, FBI chief says

 The Islamic State terror group’s effort to inspire troubled Americans to extremism is a greater threat to the U.S. than an external attack from Al Qaeda, the FBI director said Wednesday. FBI Director James Comey told an audience at the Aspen Security Forum that the group, commonly known as ISIS, has influenced a significant number… [Read More]

Explosion kills 30, injures nearly 100 in Turkish city near Syrian border

 Turkey will increase security measures along its border with Syria, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Monday, after an apparent suicide bomber turned a youth group meeting at a garden in southeastern Turkey into a scene of bloodied bodies and terror, killing 30 people. The midday blast occurred in the garden of the Amara Cultural Center… [Read More]

Chattanooga stirs U.S. Muslims’ concerns about radicalization

Addressing his congregation on the Eid al-Fitr holiday celebrating the end of Ramadan, Imam Mohamed Abdul-Azeez implored worshipers to combat Muslim extremism in the aftermath of a shooting rampage that killed five servicemen in Tennessee. The suspect, a young Muslim who grew up in the Chattanooga area, also died in the gunfight on Thursday, the… [Read More]

Islamic State used poison gas in northeast Syria: Kurds, monitor

The Islamic State group used poison gas in attacks against Kurdish-controlled areas of northeastern Syria in late June, a Syrian Kurdish militia and a group monitoring the Syrian conflict said on Saturday. Two UK-based organisations investigating the attack said they had confirmed Islamic State’s use of chemical weapons against Kurdish forces and civilian targets in… [Read More]

How We Got Here: A Foreign Policy of Left-Wing Clichés

Newt Gingrich and Ross Worthington, Originally published at The Transom  Tuesday was the tenth anniversary of the 7/7 suicide bomb attacks in London, which killed 52 people and wounded hundreds more. In the decade since, the threat from Islamic supremacists has gotten worse in ways that were almost unimaginable in 2005. Nearly everywhere in the… [Read More]

When Muslims Betray Non-Muslim Friends and Neighbors

Raymond Ibrahim,  Let believers not take for friends and allies infidels rather than believers: and whoever does this shall have no relationship left with Allah—unless you but guard yourselves against them, taking precautions – Koran 3:28 Days ago, after the Islamic State [IS] entered the Syrian city of Hassakè, prompting a mass exodus of Christians,… [Read More]

Subpoena to Hillary Clinton, as released by Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the Benghazi committee

Paul: ‘Very good chance’ Clinton lied about knowledge of arms to rebels in Libya, Syria.  Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., said Wednesday that he believes “there’s a very good chance” Hillary Clinton was lying when she said in 2013 that she didn’t know about the alleged U.S.-backed flow of weapons to rebels in Libya and Syria… [Read More]