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Stanislav Byshok on Russian involvement in the Syrian war

CIS-EMO political analyst Stanislav Byshok on Webster Tarpley's World Crisis Radio speaks about the Russian military involvment in the Syrian war, the inadequate Western response to it, and Saudi Arabia's role in destabilizing the region. Read more about Stanislav Byshok on Russian involvement in the Syrian war

The West should join with Vladimir Putin to defeat Islamic State (The Telegraph)

It now seems clear to me that the West’s incoherent and woefully misjudged response to Isil ranks as the greatest foreign policy disaster of the 21st century, greater even than the invasion of Iraq in 2003 where, whatever you might think about the decision, at least the coalition achieved its main objective of removing Saddam Hussein’s tyrannical regime. Read more about The West should join with Vladimir Putin to defeat Islamic State (The Telegraph)

Putin: Friend or foe in Syria? (Patrick J. Buchanan)

What Vladimir Putin is up to in Syria makes far more sense than what Barack Obama and John Kerry appear to be up to in Syria. The Russians are flying transports bringing tanks and troops to an air base near the coastal city of Latakia. Read more about Putin: Friend or foe in Syria? (Patrick J. Buchanan)

Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq (The Guardian)

The war on terror launched 14 years ago by George Bush, is tying itself up in ever more grotesque contortions. On Monday the trial in London of a Swedish man, Bherlin Gildo, accused of terrorism in Syria, collapsed after it became clear British intelligence had been arming the same rebel groups the defendant was charged with supporting. Read more about Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq (The Guardian)

In midst of war, Ukraine becomes gateway for jihad (The Intercept)

“Our brothers are there,” Khalid said when he heard I was going to Ukraine. “Buy a local SIM card when you get there, send me the number and then wait for someone to call you.” Read more about In midst of war, Ukraine becomes gateway for jihad (The Intercept)