Washington’s Blog | Top Muslim Leaders Worldwide Say ISIS Is Not Really Islamic.
Washington’s Blog | Has the U.S. Egged On the Protests?
London Independent | The Iraqi army, plagued by corruption, absenteeism and supply failures, has little chance against Islamist fanatics.
Prison Planet.com | Does not see any reason why they shouldn’t send in Saudi ground troops if necessary.
RT | Obama in an interview with CBS called the country a “ground zero” for international jihadists.
New American | Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army General Martin Dempsey said “a large ground force” might be needed to defeat ISIL.
Reuters | A Twitter account run by an Qaeda member said the leader of the al Qaeda-linked Khorasan group was killed in a U.S. air strike in Syria.
Zero Hedge | A treasure trove of black oil.
The Hill | Prime Minister David Cameron says strikes in Syria would be lawful on the basis of protecting neighboring Iraq.
UK Daily Mail | Taliban fighters have beheaded 15 civilians in battles for control of a key district near Kabul in a chilling echo of the brutality meted out by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Reuters | Air strikes, believed to have been carried out by U.S.-led forces, hit Islamic State and other Islamist groups in eastern Syria early on Saturday, a monitoring group said.
The Hill | The FBI and the Pentagon said on Thursday that they did not know exactly how close the Khorasan group was to an attack on the U.S.
The Hill | The U.S. military is carrying out an average of five strikes a day against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) since the campaign began in August, according to the Pentagon.
RT | The FBI believes it has identified the masked Islamic State militant responsible for beheading Westerners in ISIS videos.
Tony Cartalucci | The West is preparing to dust off plans to establish a “buffer zone” in northern Syria protected by NATO troops – particularly from Turkey.
Reuters | Russian courts could get the green light to seize foreign assets on Russian territory.
FT.com | The Baltic countries are registering a dramatic increase in Russian military provocations.
RT | Russian FM Sergey Lavrov was puzzled with Barack Obama’s ranking of international threats.
RT | At least 14 Islamic State militants and five civilians have been killed in airstrikes carried out by the US-led forces overnight in northeast Syria, according to a monitoring group.
RT | Algerian jihadists linked to Islamic State militants have claimed in a video to have beheaded a French tourist abducted on Sunday.
PJ Media | Harakat al-Hazm has been hailed by the Washington DC foreign policy establishment as “Rebels Worth Supporting.”
Kurt Nimmo | Children die as U.S. targets mysterious al-Qaeda splinter group more awesome than ISIS.
RIA Novosti | Britain’s Parliament is expected to be recalled on Friday to approve UK air strikes against the Islamic State.
RT | Five air strikes by a US-led coalition have hit Syrian territory near the Turkish border held by IS.
Tony Cartalucci | Carving Off a “Terror Capital” for the West’s Proxies.
Zero Hedge | First time in three decades that Israel had downed a Syrian warplane.
New American | Shortly before getting on the plane, 10-year-old Miguel Calehr, as countless children do before flying, asked his mother what would happen when it crashed.
NY Times | After six weeks of American airstrikes, the Iraqi government’s forces have scarcely budged the Sunni extremists.
Truth Revolt | “So he came up with a strategy for ISIS’s eventual defeat, which is designed not to succeed so much as to fail slowly in a mission he doubts should even be undertaken.”
Paul Joseph Watson | Officials admit viral videos have prompted wave of suspicion.
Kurt Nimmo | The CIA’s hydra: ISIS, al-Nusra and FSA.
Reuters | Iran has sent mixed signals about its willingness to cooperate.
AFP | A second deployment of United States troops arrived in Liberia on Sunday.
Zero Hedge | “You will pay a great price, when your economies collapse,” ISIS blasts Kerry.
Zero Hedge | There has been an increasing groundswell of de-dollarization across the world’s energy trade.
Prison Planet.com | In Dundee, a strong YES area, the count was suspended twice due to fire alarms. ‘Yes’ ballot papers were spotted on a ‘No’ table.
AFP | Two Chinese destroyers have arrived at Iran’s Gulf port of Bandar Abbas.
Truth Revolt | Predicts eventual boots on the ground.
RT | Some 60,000 Syrian Kurds have crossed into Turkey in the past 24 hours, fleeing Islamic State (IS) militants who are advancing on dozens of villages close to the border.
RT | Without paying a ransom, Turkey secured the release of dozens of Turkish consulate workers.
Michael Krieger | Fear was a driving force behind the NO voters.
The Hill | Army chief of staff Gen. Raymond Odierno said Friday that more U.S. ground troops would likely deploy to Iraq to train local forces fighting Islamic militants.
Washington’s Blog | By Bombing ISIS, We Are Only Feeding the “Parasite of War”.
Washington Free Beacon | Russian strategic nuclear bombers carried out air defense zone incursions near Alaska and across Northern Europe.
Paul Joseph Watson | Kremlin-aligned body sensationally claims vote count was fixed to secure ‘no’ victory.
Business Insider | France’s military conducted its first airstrike in Iraq.
NY Times | When you get past the details of the Scottish independence referendum Thursday, there is a broader story underway, one that is also playing out in other advanced nations.
RIA Novosti | West Seems to Forget That Russia Has Own National Interests.
Zero Hedge | Moments ago, the Senate passed a $1 trillion government-funding bill that according to the Hill also gave the president new authority to battle the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
RT | US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry continue to insist that American ground troops will not be involved.