No more ‘fighting ISIS?’ US to stay in Syria to prevent ‘win’ for Assad and Iran

If true, then the U.S. will soon have to ‘fight’ Syria, Iran,…

…and Russia.

And it seems Putin is already preparing for all eventualities…

Putin orders Russian companies to be ready for urgent transition to war-time operations:

Russian President Vladimir Putin says that all major Russian companies, both state-owned and private, must be ready for a rapid transition to war-time operations, adding that the capability is crucial to national security.

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No more ‘fighting ISIS?’ US to stay in Syria to prevent ‘win’ for Assad and Iran – report:

The US plans to keep its troops in Syria long after the defeat of ISIS – the goal used to justify their illegal presence in the first place – because the Syrian government and its ally Iran would “win” if they were withdrawn, the Washington Post reported.

The Trump administration is “expanding its goals” in Syria to include a “potentially open-ended commitment” to support the Kurd-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the newspaper reported on Wednesday, citing several anonymous US officials. The change comes as the defeat of the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorist group in Syria seems imminent.

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Meanwhile in Canada… (Video)

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“Domestic security services estimate there are some 10,300 radical Islamists in #Germany.” And you can expect them to be mobilised during the coming economic crisis.

Six Syrians arrested for ‘planning terror attack’ in Germany:

Domestic security services estimate there are some 10,300 radical Islamists in Germany.

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Suspected ISIS members from Syria detained in Germany, reportedly plotted Christmas market attack

Suspected ISIS members from Syria detained in Germany, reportedly plotted Christmas market attack:

Six Syrian asylum seekers suspected of being ISIS members and plotting an attack against a “public target” have been detained in a large-scale operation by police in Germany. Local media report that the suspects had targeted a Christmas market.

Some 500 officers took part in a joint raid on eight apartments in the cities of Kassel, Hannover, Essen and Leipzig early on Tuesday morning, police said in a statement.

The operation, led by Hessen Criminal Police and the attorney general’s office in Frankfurt am Main, targeted six Syrian nationals, aged between 20 and 28, who were asylum seekers in Germany since 2014-2015. These people “are suspected of being members of the foreign terrorist group, the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS).”

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#Spain: 21-year-old Muslim terrorist, with spanish nationality, arrested in #Melilla for spreading jihadist propaganda and recruiting terrorists for #ISIS.

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Raqqa’s Dirty Secret

Raqqa’s dirty secret:

The BBC has uncovered details of a secret deal that let hundreds of IS fighters and their families escape from Raqqa, under the gaze of the US and British-led coalition and Kurdish-led forces who control the city.

A convoy included some of IS’s most notorious members and – despite reassurances – dozens of foreign fighters. Some of those have spread out across Syria, even making it as far as Turkey.

H/t reader kevin a.

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Bombshell Report Confirms US Coalition Struck A Deal With ISIS


Defense Secretary Jim Mattis stands in front of a map of Syria and Iraq.

Bombshell Report Confirms US Coalition Struck A Deal With ISIS:

At a moment of widespread acknowledgement that the short-lived Islamic State is no longer a reality, and as ISIS is about to be defeated by the Syrian Army in its last urban holdout of Abu Kamal City in eastern Syria, the US is signalling an open-ended military presence in Syria. On Monday Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon that the US is preparing for a long term military commitment in Syria to fight ISIS “as long as they want to fight.”

Mattis indicated that even should ISIS loose all of its territory there would still be a dangerous insurgency that could morph into an “ISIS 2.0” which he said the US would seek to prevent. “The enemy hasn’t declared that they’re done with the area yet, so we’ll keep fighting as long as they want to fight,” Mattis said. “We’re not just going to walk away right now before the Geneva process has traction.”

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800 US school websites hacked with “I love Islamic State,” Islamic profession of faith

800 US school websites hacked with “I love Islamic State,” Islamic profession of faith:

What is ironic about this is that in the vast majority of those schools, if not all of them, students are taught that Islamic jihad violence has nothing to do with Islam, and that Muslims are the victims of large-scale “Islamophobia,” such that concern about jihad terror is “hateful,” “bigoted,” and “racist.”

Reality broke through with this hack, but it is unlikely that anyone in any of these 800 schools will get the real message that was being conveyed.

“Pro-Isis hackers hijack 800 US schools’ sites with Saddam Hussein photo, ‘I love Islamic State’ message,” by Hyacinth Mascarenhas, International Business Times, November 7, 2017 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

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US Conducts First Strike Against ISIS in Somalia

US Conducts First Strike Against ISIS in Somalia:

(ANTIWAR.COMThe Pentagon has reported multiple strikes against “ISIS militants” inside Somalia on Friday, beginning at midnight and continuing to 11 am. These are the first US strikes within Somalia to be explicitly aimed at ISIS.

Details on the incident are still scant. US African Command (AFRICOM) says the strikes were carried out with coordination from the Somali government. Six missiles fired from drones hit the remote Puntland village of Buqa. 

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Islamic State Collapses As Syrian Army Fully Liberates Deir Ezzor City

Islamic State Collapses As Syrian Army Fully Liberates Deir Ezzor City:

After two months of intense fighting, Syria’s last major ISIS stronghold of Deir Ezzor city has been fully liberated by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), and this comes just as the terror group is losing its final stronghold across the border in Iraq as the Iraqi army and paramilitary units liberate the city of al-Qaem.

The final fledgling terror resistance ended overnight as the SAA’s elite Tiger Forces and the Republican Guard yesterday liberated the city’s Jubaliyah neighborhood, the central park area, the school of law and education area and the southern part of the sprawling Hamidiyah neighborhood. The week witnessed rapid army victory as it pushed deep into the last remnants of ISIS presence in the city, with the group losing 40% of the area that it had been controlling in the northern part of the city in a matter of a mere few days.

Backed by Russian airstrikes, the Syrian army’s victory in Deir Ezzor has even anti-Assad pundits expressing shock and surprise that government forces could come back against such impossible odds. For much of the past year the city’s key military airport was besieged by ISIS while over 5000 civilians along with Syrian army and Hezbollah fighters were trapped inside the base with no food or supplies. According to various reports from correspondents on the ground, it was defended from near daily terror attacks by starving base residents, and supplied from government air drops. Many lost their lives just attempting to access some of the hard to reach airdrops on which the base’s survival depended, however, it was the SAA liberation of this key airport in early September that proved to be the final turning point of the breakdown of the ISIS stranglehold on the city. 

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US Launches First Airstrike Against ‘ISIS Fighters’ In Somalia

US Launches First Airstrike Against ISIS Fighters In Somalia:

The Pentagon’s gradually escalating combat mission in Somalia reached another important milestone Friday – one of many that have occurred since the inauguration of President Donald Trump – when the military revealed that it had carried out the first airstrikes against Islamic State-linked fighters in Somalia.

The news comes as ISIS forces in Syria were driven out of their last remaining patch of territory as Syrian Army forces retook the eastern city of Deir Ezzor, inspiring even anti-Assad pundits to marvel at the Army’s advance against seemingly insurmountable odds.

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Israel Bombs Syrian Military Target, Syria Fires Back With Surface-to-Air Missiles – #WW3

And why not start WW3?

Israel Bombs Syrian Military Target, Syria Fires Back With Surface-to-Air Missiles:

The latest in a growing number of Israeli airstrikes against Syrian territory appears to have been one of the most ambitious yet, striking deep into the Homs Province, near the Lebanese border and destroying what was said to be a weapons depot for the Syrian military.

The attack destroyed the site, and provoked retaliatory fire from Syrian air defense, who fired a number of surface-to-air missiles at the Israeli warplanes. Israeli officials say none of their planes were hit in the incident.

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Council house ‘bribes’ for UK terror suspects: Returning ISIS fighters are to be offered taxpayer-funded homes and counselling to stop them carrying out attacks in Britain

Council house ‘bribes’ for UK terror suspects: Returning ISIS fighters are to be offered taxpayer-funded homes and counselling to stop them carrying out attacks in Britain

H/t reader kevin a.

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NOT ONLY are hundreds of trained Islamic State jihadis being allowed to return to the UK, they will get taxpayer-funded homes and counseling to stop them from carrying out terror attacks in Britain

NOT ONLY are hundreds of trained Islamic State jihadis being allowed to return to the UK, they will get taxpayer-funded homes and counseling to stop them from carrying out terror attacks in Britain:

The top-secret Government strategy – codenamed Operation Constrain – could see returning Islamic State (ISIS) Muslim terrorists jump to the top of council house waiting lists, as well as receiving counseling and help finding jobs to stop them from carrying out attacks in Britain. Official documents reveal that up to 20,000 Muslim extremists previously investigated by MI5 will be targeted with what critics last night described as ‘bribes’ aimed at turning them away from terrorism. What could possibly go wrong?

UK Daily Mail (h/t George W)  The highly contentious nationwide programme is due to start next year, with police and cash-strapped councils hoping the Home Office will pay for it out of its £900 million counter-terrorism budget.

Last night, terrorism expert Professor Anthony Glees, of Buckingham University, said: ‘You can’t bribe people not to be terrorists.’  And Tory MP Andrew Bridgen added: ‘This sounds like a reward for being on a list of potential terrorists. You can’t buy people’s loyalty to this country.’

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