Turkish forces and members of the Free Syrian Army are seen at the al Baza'a village on the outskirts of al-Bab town in Syria February 4, 2017. Picture Taken February 4, 2017. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi - RTX2ZOPF

What’s Really Happening in Syria’s al-Bab?

Following Turkey’s path in the war against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria is extremely confusing. One cannot even rely on high-level officials’ statements regarding developments on the ground. For instance, Gen. Hulusi Akar, the chief of general staff, is the highest Turkish official in uniform. As he was traveling Feb. 15 with President Recep … Continue reading What’s Really Happening in Syria’s al-Bab?

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Children search rubble for wood for heating and cooking in rebel-held Zamalka, eastern Damascus (AFP)

Syrians Face Toxic Time-Bomb of Radiation, Poison and Pollution

Syria faces public health catastrophes that will linger for decades due to toxic rubble dust, oil fire pollution and the US-led coalition's use of depleted uranium weapons on Islamic State targets, campaigners have warned. The US last week admitted it had fired armour-piercing DU ammunition in its war against IS, and had hit not only … Continue reading Syrians Face Toxic Time-Bomb of Radiation, Poison and Pollution

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Personnel from the 55th Aerospace Medicine Squadron and 55th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron report a "thumbs down," which indicates the WC-135 Constant Phoenix aircraft is above acceptable levels of contamination and needs be parked in an isolated location to be decontaminated. This initial radiation survey was done every time the WC-135 landed after collecting air samples in international airspace over the Pacific as part of Operation Tomodachi. (Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Boitz)

Has There Been a “Nuclear Incident” in the Arctic?

There have been rumblings regarding some sort of nuclear incident—or possibly incidents—in the Arctic over the last month. Multiple reports, some of them from official monitoring organizations, have reported iodine 131—a radioactive isotope often associated with nuclear fission—has been detected via air sampling stations throughout the region. The first detection of the isotope came during … Continue reading Has There Been a “Nuclear Incident” in the Arctic?

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#LastNightInSweden: Trump Panned Over Fake Attack Gaffe, Swedes Want Answers

Donald Trump left the Swedish people and their government wondering exactly what had happened “last night in Sweden” after a Florida rally this weekend, in which the US president referred to an incident in the Scandinavian country no one had heard about. "We've got to keep our country safe," the US president reiterated. "You look … Continue reading #LastNightInSweden: Trump Panned Over Fake Attack Gaffe, Swedes Want Answers

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This is the List of 12 Countries Americans Consider Their “Greatest Enemies”

This chart shows the percentage of American adults considering these countries an enemy of America. Needed more evidence as to why Hillary Clinton’s “Russia is out to get me” campaign strategy failed so miserably. Take a look at the chart below. Hillary Clinton, the Democrat Party, and main stream media would probably be better served … Continue reading This is the List of 12 Countries Americans Consider Their “Greatest Enemies”

Israeli security forces hold a position during clashes with Palestinian stone throwers following a demonstration demanding that Israeli authorities return the bodies of Palestinians killed during attacks on Israel, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Jan. 26, 2017

Trump Says Palestinian Statehood Isn’t Necessary for Peace. Netanyahu Calls Him the Greatest.

President Trump wiped away 15 years of U.S. policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during a White House press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday afternoon, explaining his view that statehood for Palestinians is not necessary for peace. “So I’m looking at two-state and one-state and I like the one that both parties like,” Trump said as … Continue reading Trump Says Palestinian Statehood Isn’t Necessary for Peace. Netanyahu Calls Him the Greatest.

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US Admits Using Toxic Depleted Uranium Against ISIS in Syria

More than 5,000 rounds of depleted uranium (DU) ammunition were used in two attacks on Islamic State oil tankers in eastern Syria, the US military has confirmed. The US-led coalition previously pledged it would not use the controversial ordnance. A spokesman for the US Central Command (CENTCOM) told Foreign Policy that 5,265 armor-piercing DU rounds … Continue reading US Admits Using Toxic Depleted Uranium Against ISIS in Syria

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‘Growing Up with War’: Children of Syria Share Heartbreaking Stories of Death Fear Survival

Six years of war in Syria means many of the country's youngest citizens have never known a time of peace. RT visited the war-torn country to speak to children who are all too familiar with the death and violence that plagues Syria every day. It is estimated that more than 8 million children have been … Continue reading ‘Growing Up with War’: Children of Syria Share Heartbreaking Stories of Death Fear Survival