Israel has been Secretly Funding Syrian Rebels for Years

Earlier, when discussing why the Syrian "rebels" fighting Assad are in "turmoil", we said that as a result of the ongoing Qatar crisis the various Saudi and Qatari supply chains supporting the rebels, both in terms of weapons and funding, had dried up due to the diplomatic fallout involving Qatar and Saudi Arabia. "Together with …

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BERLIN: “Liberal Mosque” is an Insult to Islam and Christianity Alike

Religion is not about watering-down faith nor distorting scripture, it is about a relationship with God that many liberals insult and defame. A self-described feminist and lawyer of Turkish background called Seyran Ates has opened up what she calls a “liberal mosque” in Berlin. It is housed inside a Protestant church and she calls the so-called …

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Marching Toward a Wider War in the Middle East

Behind the bitter political warfare in Washington and the endless media flogging of hysterical claims of Russian interference in the election with the supposed collusion of Donald Trump, very real wars in the Middle East are threatening to coalesce into a regional and even global conflagration with ominous implications for the peoples of not only …

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Saudi Arabia Becomes Pro-Kurdish after Turkey Sides with Qatar

This could be the beginning of a new alignment that will elevate the Russian position in the region while diminishing the influence of the United States. The new and seemingly prolonged row between Saudi Arabia and Qatar is having some curious and almost shocking knock-on effects. The most interesting is that Syrian media has been …

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Turkey Prepares to Send Troops to Qatar in Conflict with Saudi Arabia

After a coalition of Persian Gulf sheikdoms led by Saudi Arabia presented an ultimatum to Qatar on Monday and blockaded its economy, the Turkish parliament approved two military deals with Qatar, enabling deployments of the Turkish military to Qatar. Turkish forces will also train the Qatari gendarmerie. As part of an agreement signed between Ankara …

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Qatar Hits Back as Saudi, Egypt, UAE Cut Diplomatic, Transport Ties

Qatar has slammed the decision of three Gulf states, Egypt and the Maldives to sever ties with it on Monday, saying they were "unjustified" and aimed to put Doha under political "guardianship" as Turkey called for dialogue. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut their ties with Qatar and expelled the Gulf …

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Erdogan Forms ‘Syrian National Army’. Wait, What?

What is a Sultan without a Janissary corps? Not a whole lot. Perhaps this is why Turkey has now formed the Syrian National Army. Yes, that's right. It's a Syrian "national army" formed by Turkey. Erdogan has been talking about such a force for months now – since February earlier this year. A new report reveals first steps …

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