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Syrian troops liberated the town on Sunday after fierce exchange of fire with the gunmen fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad’s government, the official SANA news agency reported.
Syrian soldiers seized various kinds of weapons and munitions following the gun battle and defused more than 700 improvised explosive devices planted by militants in the town’s streets.
Government forces also destroyed several cars used by terrorists, among them 35 pickup trucks equipped with heavy machine guns, as well as three 107-millimeter rocket launchers.
To understand what is at stake in the current peace negotiations one must envision the consequences of failure: Under Israeli pressure, the US announced that its ‘military option’ could be activated – resulting in missile strikes and a bombing campaign against 76 million Iranians in order to destroy their government and economy. Teheran could retaliate against such aggression by targeting US military bases in the region and Gulf oil installations resulting in a global crisis. This is what Israel wants.
Russia's "aircraft carrier killer" Varyag and Battle Cruiser Pyotr Veliky arrive in Mediterranean ~ link ~ The Syrians and Russians have 'held their fire' several times when the Israelis have attacked Syria. Do NOT count on this always being the case!!! Stirling
According to settlement watchdog, Peace Now, which opposes and tracks settlement construction activities in the occupied Palestinian territories, the tenders were published on Sunday for a total of 1,859 units.
The non-governmental organization noted that 1,031 plots were offered by Israel's Housing and Construction Ministry in the occupied West Bank, along with 828 in the East al-Quds.
Israeli settlements are considered illegal by the UN and most countries because the territories were captured by Israel in the Six-Day War of 1967, and are hence subject to the Geneva Conventions, which forbid construction on occupied lands.
Palestinians are seeking to create an independent state on the territories of the West Bank, East al-Quds, and the Gaza Strip and are demanding Israel to withdraw from the occupied Palestinian territories.
But ultimately with Syria accepting the Russian proposal to bring its chemical sites under international control and the endorsement of the international community of the Syrian measure, the option of military action against Syria was taken off the table.
And Syria’s good cooperation with the international community in this regard improved Bashar Assad’s position in public opinion. This resulted in efforts by Israel to beat the drums of war being ignored.
Over the past decade, Israel - which had managed to convince the international community of its lies about Iran’s nuclear program not being peaceful which resulted in the adoption of sanctions by the US Congress and United Nations Security Council against the Islamic Republic - realized that all these efforts have failed after Hassan Rouhani was elected as Iran’s president and a new approach was adopted to interact with the international community.One can point to Israel radio reporter Chico Menashe’s remarks in which he said Hassan Rouhani was the star of the UN General Assembly and highlighted the Iranian president’s brightness in his interview with CNN when he was asked to send a message in English, which was unique for an Iranian politician.
Menashe said Netanyahu’s isolation was a fact and that the Israeli prime minister was focusing all his attention on the issue of talks between Iran and the US. He noted that it was very difficult for the Israeli prime minister to convince the West to respect the red lines defined for Iran.
But on an international level, Israeli’s cooperation with regards to the phone-tapping scandal in Europe further destabilized the regime’s position among EU member states. The French Le Monde newspaper on October 26 reported that Israel had listened to millions of calls made by the French. The report written by the French paper in cooperation with US journalist Glenn Greenwald connected to former US contractor Edward Snowden, said that Israel has committed espionage.
According to the Daily Mail, Israeli spies tracked and listened to over 70 million conversations and text messages...
In reality, the Likud Party has further isolated Israel in the international arena because the world is tired of war and is looking for peace and the warmongering action approaches of Israel are not welcomed by people, world leaders or international organizations.
The events unraveling post Bernanke’s decision not to taper QE is most significant because it confirms our analysis that the banking crisis has not been resolved in any significant way after five years of money printing and massive asset inflation. The fiat money system has but one outcome – total collapse. It will also mean the demise of the global US dollar reserve currency.
There are no solutions at hand.
Americans shocked over ObamaCare prices ~ link ~ The Insurance Industry Lobbyists wrote the legislation, what did they expect! This is not socialized medicine, it is a case of requiring by law American citizens to purchase high-priced insurance from private insurance providers under a government program that was designed by the insurance industry!!! Stirling
Rare solar eclipse sweeps across the world ~ link ~
A rare "hybrid" solar eclipse, hailed as "the most interesting eclipse of the year", has swept across parts of Africa, America and Europe on Sunday.
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Sun and the Earth casting a shadow on the Earth. It's a rare event because this is a hybrid type. During a total eclipse, the Moon fully covers the Sun, whereas in the annular variety the Moon doesn't totally block out the Sun, leaving a halo of sunlight visible around the Moon. A hybrid eclipse usually starts and ends as an annular event, although it appears as a total eclipse in the middle. According to NASA, this Sunday's eclipse is even more unique as it starts annular and ends as a total eclipse.
Plans for the SR-72 drone were first unveiled Friday in an Aviation Week article which revealed that Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works advanced development program has drafted plans for a plane that could fly as fast as Mach 6 - twice the speed of the Blackbird.
The SR-72 is being designed with strike capability in mind. “We would envision a role with over-flight ISR, as well as missiles,” Leland says. Being launched from a Mach 6 platform, the weapons would not require a booster, significantly reducing weight. The higher speed of the SR-72 would also give it the ability to detect and strike more agile targets. “Even with the -SR-71, at Mach 3, there was still time to notify that the plane was coming, but at Mach 6, there is no reaction time to hide a mobile target. It is unavoidable ISR,” he adds.