03 Apr 2017

Around The Empire – Episode 12: The Battle For Raqqa And Future Of Syria Feat. Joshua Landis

On this episode of Around The Empire, Syria expert Professor Joshua Landis discusses the battle for Raqqa and the competing forces in Syria’s civil war.

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Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn at MacDill, AFB, FL. Feb. 6, 2017 (DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen)
17 Feb 2017

After “Politically Assassinating” Flynn IC Fears “Friday Night Massacre” by Hedge Fund Manager in Deep State War

The intelligence community politically assassinated Mike Flynn and may be “Friday night massacred” by a hedge fund manager and Trump ally with ties to the defense industry. The race for Raqqa is on and Turkey may be involved. Libya requested NATO help on the 6th anniversary of their “revolution”. And

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ISIS fighters in Palymyra. December, 2016. (from video released by Amaq)
12 Dec 2016

98% of East Aleppo Reclaimed; 100,000 Civilians Evacuated; Massive ISIS Attack on Palmyra

The Syrian coalition has recaptured some 98% of East Aleppo and SOHR said the battle is over, and more in our round-up of news from around the world.

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Aleppo City Military Map as of Dec. 4, 2016 (by Southfront)
05 Dec 2016

US Sidelined on Syria Solution; EU Offers Cash for Concessions; Rebels Refuse to Surrender

US, Britain and France try to force ceasefire in East Aleppo, 60% of which has been recaptured, and more in our global news round-up.

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US Air Force Colonel and Iraqi Air Force chief of staff at Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq. October, 2016. (by US Army Lt. Johnson)
01 Nov 2016

Iraqi Forces Enter Mosul; Rebels Launch Offensive in Aleppo; Turkish Forces on Borders

Next Cold War Roundup 11/1/16: Iraqi forces entered the city of Mosul and are advancing rapidly. Russia continues a halt on airstrikes in Aleppo as rebels led by al Qaeda launched an offensive in Aleppo. Turkey masses forces on borders. Experts warn of open-ended conflict with Russia. US politicians continue

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Defense Sec. Carter and Marine Gen. Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at Senate Armed Services Committee September, 2016. (by DoD)
27 Sep 2016

Senator Graham, Secretary Carter, and General Dunford on Military Plans for Raqqa and Assad

US Senator Lindsey Graham pressured Defense Secretary Ash Carter and General Joseph Dunford for military intervention in Syria.

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USS Harry S. Truman conducts flight operations in Eastern Mediterranean for first time since 2003 (by Bobby J Siens/USNavy)
08 Jun 2016

First US Fighter Jets in Eastern Mediterranean Since 2003; Largest Ever NATO Exercise in Poland

US Navy fighters are bombing ISIS in Syria via the USS Truman, which has moved to the Mediterranean.

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Italian navy rescues survivors of capsized boat enroute from Libya to Italy (by Italian Navy, Marina Militare)
31 May 2016

880 Dead Off Coast of Libya; NATO Accused Of War Crime For Regime Change

Next Cold War Roundup 5/31/16 880 migrants and refugees were lost when boats carrying them from Libya to Italy capsized or wrecked, as the Italian navy attempted rescues. UK Prime Minister David Cameron says Libya is a “threat to us all.”  Libya’s new appointed government won’t allow EU ships close

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Mushroom cloud over Hiroshima, photo taken by tail gunner of Enola Gay (By George Robert Caron, National Archives)
27 May 2016

Nobel Peace Prize Winner At War Longer, Reduced Nukes Less Than Any Other President

President Obama—who has been at war longer and reduced nuclear weapons less than any other president—called for peace and an end to nuclear proliferation.

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Geneva, May 17, 2016 (by Dept. of State)
24 May 2016

Lavrov: US And Russia Will Coordinate Anti-Terrorism Efforts, Raqqa Operation Begins

Coordinated terrorist bombings in Syria killed more than 150 civilians and significantly disturbed the situation in the country, and more in our round-up.

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