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Solving the "mystery" of ISIS' Toyota army

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The US Treasury has recently opened an inquiry about the so-called "Islamic State's" (ISIS/ISIL) use of large numbers of brand-new Toyota trucks. The issue has arisen in the wake of Russia's air operations over Syria and growing global suspicion that the US itself has played a key role in arming, funding, and intentionally perpetuating the terrorist army across Syria and Iraq.

ABC News in their article, "US Officials Ask How ISIS Got So Many Toyota Trucks," reports:
U.S. counter-terror officials have asked Toyota, the world's second largest auto maker, to help them determine how ISIS has managed to acquire the large number of Toyota pick-up trucks and SUVs seen prominently in the terror group's propaganda videos in Iraq, Syria and Libya, ABC News has learned.

Toyota says it does not know how ISIS obtained the vehicles and is "supporting" the inquiry led by the Terror Financing unit of the Treasury Department — part of a broad U.S. effort to prevent Western-made goods from ending up in the hands of the terror group.

Comment: After decades of being the 'reality creators' the Western elite just can't handle being shocked back to reality by Putin. Also see:

Star of David

Israel bans Palestinian men under 50 from entering Al-Aqsa mosque

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Israel has reintroduced a ban barring worshipers under 50 from entering the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem for Friday's prayers. The Temple Mount site, considered a major holy place in both Islam and Judaism, has been the center of growing tensions lately.

The move has been announced by Israeli police as part of larger measures focusing on tightening security in the Old City.

"It has been decided to limit the age of worshippers allowed entry to the Temple Mount to men over 50," police said in a statement on Thursday. "Entry of women of all ages will be allowed."

The Al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem has become a flashpoint of the escalating conflict in past weeks. It is the third-holiest site in Islam and Judaism's holiest site.

Earlier on Thursday, Benjamin Netanyahu barred members of parliament from paying visits to Al-Aqsa in a bid to reduce tensions, though Muslim members of the Knesset have already said they will not comply with the edict.

Comment: This decision seems counterproductive. Banning Palestinian men under 50 from going to a Muslim holy site is only going to further inflame and increase tensions. It seems like everything the Israelis are doing is intended to escalate, not deescalate tensions.

Bad Guys

$500 million program ends to train Syrian rebels, Obama administration reports

The Obama administration has ended the Defense Department's $500 million program to train and equip Syrian rebels, The New York Times reported on Friday, citing officials. This comes as an acknowledgment of the program's failure to produce ground forces capable of battling ISIS.

Comment: Notch up another failure to the Obama administration.


True humanity: Russia cancels airstrikes on ISIS when civilians are present

Russia has more than once cancelled the planned strikes on the Islamic State (IS) militants as they were hiding among the civilian population, chief of the main operations directorate of Russian army's General Staff Andrei Kartapolov said on Wednesday.

"We've more than once had to cancel the planned strikes on the militants only because the terrorists, to all appearances, getting information about the planes' taking off were leaving their bases and camps. They were hiding, as a rule, in populated localities and near religious sites," Kartapolov told a briefing.

He said that Russia was not targeting facilities in populated localities.

Kartapolov also said that Russia had proposed to the partners to exchange the IS facilities' coordinates, however, there has been no response to the proposal.

"It means that either our partners have no such coordinates or they for some reason don't want us to make strikes on the IS facilities. The reason for this remains unclear to us so far," Kartapolov said.

Eye 2

True to their values: U.S. rejects call for independent investigation of their bombing of Afghan hospital

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The United States rejects calls for independent international investigation into the bombing of the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan after the group had demanded one, US State Department spokesman John Kirby said on Wednesday.

"The Secretary [of Defense Ashton Carter] prefers the Defense Department to investigate this. The Secretary has the utmost trust and confidence in the Defense Department's ongoing investigation," Kirby said.

Comment: Sure, he might. But that's not the point. No one else has the "utmost trust and confidence" in what will most likely be a DOD whitewash.


Paying for fascism and terrorism: NDAA bill passed by Senate includes $600mln to Syrian terrorists, $300mln to Kiev Nazis

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A member of the US Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade (C) trains Ukrainian soldiers at the military training area in Yavoriv, outside Lviv, Ukraine
The defense funding bill for 2016 includes some lavish support to rebels in Syria and lethal aid to the current Ukrainian government. Although President Barack Obama is at loggerheads with lawmakers over some of the provisions, they are likely to remain.

Obama has threatened to veto the $612 billion National Defense Authorization Act - also known as House Resolution 1735, or the NDAA - because it contains provisions blocking the plans to shut down the detention camp at the US base in Guantanamo Bay, and because it avoids a cap on defense spending by padding a special account reserved for bankrolling wars. The Senate passed the NDAA on Wednesday with a veto-proof majority.

While the White House and the lawmakers are in dispute over the details, they appear to be in agreement on continuing to send military aid to the regime in Ukraine and the elusive "moderate rebels" in Syria.

Some $600 million has been earmarked for a program to support the "appropriately vetted" Syrian rebels, fighting against both the government in Damascus and Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS and ISIL).

Comment: Not only are there no "moderate" rebels in Syria, only terrorists with different names, but the money spent on them to fight ISIS is wasted, since there was very little to no progress fighting ISIS until Russia intervened. What the money and terrorists are for is overthrowing the Assad regime in Syria.


Senior Iranian general killed in Syria by Islamic State

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Iranian military commander Brigadier General Hossein Hamedani has been killed in Syria, where he was giving military advice to the Syrian army in its fight against Takfiri militants in the Arab country.

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said in a statement carried by Sepah News on Friday that Brig. Gen. Hamedani, a commander with the IRGC, had been killed by Takfiri Daesh terrorists during an advisory mission on the outskirts of the Syrian city of Aleppo the night before.

Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. Around 250,000 people have lost their lives and millions more been displaced in the crisis. Takfiri terrorist groups, including Daesh and the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda (al-Nusra Front), have been engaging in a terror campaign in Syria.

The Syrian military has been fighting the terrorist groups for over four years.

Iran has been offering Syria military advice in its fight against terrorist groups.


Showing off? French Air Force sends two jets on airstrikes on ISIL training camp in Syria

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"Two Rafale [aircraft] bombed an [ISIL] training camp. The targets have been hit," Le Drian told local Europa 1 radio station.

The minister stated that, "it is not the first time, it is not the last time," French aircraft have bombed the terrorists in Syria.

Syria has been in a state of civil war since 2011. The country's government forces are fighting a number of opposition groups, as well as radical Islamist militant organizations, including the Nusra Front and ISIL.

In late September, France conducted its first airstrikes in Syria as part of a US-led international coalition that has been targeting ISIL position in Syria, as well as in Iraq, since 2014.

Comment: No word as of yet if France is coordinating with Russia on these strikes nor how successful they were. After all it was only two jets. We never see photos from the West on their "successful" bombing missions. Is France showing off or will it see the light?

Eye 1

Hypocrite Prime Minister: London Mayor Boris Johnson also called for Bin Laden trial - but no one called him a 'terrorist sympathizer'


PM David Cameron, Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne - among countless other politicians, civil servants, military personnel, spooks and City banksters - are all graduates of Oxford University, seen here posing as members of the 'Bullingdon Club' fraternity.
Now trending on Reddit, London Mayor Boris Johnson said in 2001 that Osama bin Laden should be captured and put on trial. For making the same observation, Prime Minister David Cameron has branded Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn a "terrorist sympathizer."

Johnson made the comment in an Op-Ed article in the Daily Telegraph on December 13, 2001, just three months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

In the article, he argued that Bin Laden should go on trial in New York as a way to demonstrate the Western belief in justice.

The article is trending on Reddit following Cameron's controversial attack on Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday.

The PM accused Corbyn of being a "terrorist sympathizer" because he once described the fact that Osama bin Laden was killed without a trial as "a tragedy."

Corbyn supporters were quick to denounce Cameron's attack as deliberately having taken Corbyn's words out of context.

Comment: More blatant hypocrisy from British PM David Cameron, as the demonization of Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn continues.


Propaganda alert: CNN claims Russian missiles launched from Caspian Sea crashed in Iran

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Caspian Flotilla ships have launched 26 cruise missiles at Islamic State facilities at Islamic State positions in Syria.
A CNN report, claiming that several Russian cruise missiles targeting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) positions in Syria actually landed in Iran, has been refuted by the Russian Defense Ministry, while the US State Department say they can't confirm.

The American broadcaster cited two unnamed US officials, who said that four Russian missiles had crashed somewhere in Iran after being launched from vessels in the Caspian Sea. The report suggested that "some buildings were damaged and civilians may have been hurt."

This triggered a quick reaction from the Russian Defense Ministry, with spokesman Igor Konashenkov saying that all the missiles had hit their targets on Wednesday. "Unlike CNN, we don't distribute information citing anonymous sources, but show the very missile launches and the way they hit their targets almost in real time," Konashenkov said. The spokesman pointed out that the strike targets are being photographed before and after being hit, while Russian drones are monitoring the situation from Syrian skies 24/7.

Comment: This report is just sour grapes propaganda from the U.S., upset that the Russians are showing how much more competent they are than the Americans at bringing ISIS to its knees with superior military.