This issue looks at the mischief in Syria, more of Obama’s connections to the Muslim Brotherhood, Putin’s humiliation of Obama, and more.
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Analysts are expressing a range of concerns regarding a proposed Russian-facilitated plan designed to defuse the crisis surrounding what is widely believed to be the mass use of chemical weapons by Syria’s Bashar al-Assad regime, a day after President Barack Obama declared that Washington would carefully examine the plan. Criticism of the proposal, which would see Syria’s vast chemical weapons arsenal subjected to international inspections and confiscation, had already begun piling up as the speech approached. Writing in Foreign Policy, Yochi Dreazen emphasized that that the plan would functionally put U.S. boots on the ground in Syria, which was exactly what U.S. policymakers had long sought to avoid. Experts are uncertain whether international inspectors could even find all of Syria’s chemical weapons facilities, many of which are movable. It is not clear that inspectors could even be safely inserted into Syria given the current conflict.
Russian media outlets are reporting that the country’s president Vladimir Putin has authorized an $800 million sale of advanced S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Tehran, potentially setting up a scenario in which Iranian airspace would be denied to Israeli aircraft conducting a military strike against Iranian nuclear facilities. Analysts fear that the introduction of the missiles will destabilize the region by setting in motion a dynamic that will force the Israelis to act before the S-300 batteries come online. By the end of the day the Putin administration had denied the report, which is in line with leaked cables indicating that Russia has long assured diplomats that Moscow had no intention of actually sending the missiles to Iran.
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[Video] Evidence Barack Obama Is A Member Of The Muslim Brotherhood?
A high ranking member of the Muslim Brotherhood, now imprisoned in Egypt claims he has evidence that will put Obama in prison and allegedly, the Egyptian military has found a treasure trove of documents, including proof that the Obama regime was funneling millions of dollars to the Muslim Brotherhood, having in hand the actual signed receipts. Watch video.
Obama’s Expert on Syrian Rebels … a Student
Conservativebyte.com reports: Evidence is mounting that the strategy by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Secretary of State John F. Kerry to cast members of the Free Syria Army as “moderates” among the rebel forces opposing the government of Bashir al-Assad was the brain-child of Elizabeth O’Bagy, a 26-year-old graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. in Arab studies and political science at Georgetown University, who is working on a dissertation on woman’s militancy. In his testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday, Kerry cited O’Bagy, arguing that the war in Syria is “not being waged entirely or even predominately by dangerous Islamists and al-Qaida die-hards,” but rather the struggle is being led but “moderate opposition forces – a collection of groups known as the Free Syria Army.” Read more.
Syrian Rebels Force Christians to Convert To Islam
ConservativeAmericaonline.com reports: Surrender to Allah or die… The Daily Mail reports: “Terrified Christians claim Syrian rebels ordered them to convert to Islam on pain of death when they ‘liberated’ their ancient village.” Opposition forces, including fighters linked to Al Qaeda, gained temporary control of the Christian village of Maaloula after fighting with regime forces. The reports have reignited fears about western support for the rebel groups, which are increasingly being infiltrated by Islamic extremists. Read more.
Al-Qaeda Vows to Slaughter Christians After U.S. ‘Liberates’ Syria
Front Page Magazine reports: “Al-Qaeda terrorists eagerly await U.S. assistance against the Syrian government, so they can subjugate if not slaughter Syria’s Christians, secularists, and non-Muslims – even as the Obama administration tries to justify war on Syria.” Arabic news agency Al Hadath gives more information concerning this latest terror attack on Syria’s Christians, specifically how the al-Qaeda linked rebels “terrorized the Christians, threatening to be avenged on them after the triumph of the revolution.” Read more.
Obama Gives Shout-Out to Murderous Muslim Brotherhood and Supporters
Watch this 90-second nausea-inducing video of our President addressing the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)’s 50th Convention.
Vladimir Putin Takes a Victory Lap at the New York Times
Daily Events reports: The Syrian debacle is completed with an op-ed by Vladimir Putin in the New York Times, in which he chastises Americans for threatening the international order with wanton war-mongering, counsels obedience to the rule of law, and suggests we give up on all that nonsense about “American exceptionalism” before we hurt ourselves.
Putin’s NYT Op-Ed Roils Washington
Newsmax reports: Reaction came swiftly Thursday to Vladimir Putin’s surprise appearance in the op-ed pages of The New York Times, where he challenged President Barack Obama over Syria. Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan called the Russian president’s article “outstanding,” while Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez said it made him want to vomit. Others from both left and right slammed Moscow’s strongman for lecturing the United States about human rights. But all sides agreed it was a stunning propaganda coup for Putin with the Times itself saying that the 60-year-old former KGB chief is now clearly the most powerful leader in the world.
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE
I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.