JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel ordered a special call-up of reserve troops Wednesday as nervous citizens lined up at gas-mask distribution centers, preparing for possible hostilities with Syria.
With the U.S. threatening to attack Syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons, Israel fears that Syria may respond by attacking Israel
(Mosques are criminal organizations in both MAFIA like ways as well as as enemy beachheads. This article frowns on what should be standard practice)
(NEW YORK) — The New York Police Department has secretly labeled entire mosques as terrorism organizations, a designation that allows police to use informants to record sermons and spy on imams, often without specific evidence of criminal wrongdoing.
The Syrian opposition on Wednesday charged that regime forces had unleashed a chemical attack on civilians in Damascus overnight Tuesday. At least 20 people were asphyxiated from toxic gases, but there were no immediate fatalities, Al-Jazeera reported.
4. On May 6 2013, a senior UN diplomat showed that chem-weapons attacks in Syria had been by the opposition forces and not Assad. This begs the question. Why no US intervention in support of Assad against the rebels then? Why is there only a military answer when the case can be made that the Syrian leadership used it? Too much wrong here.
5. Hijab is elephant in the room (Tarek makes an important point)
Two Jews who had made a deliberate effort to avoid a rabbi now had a Muslim official flaunting her religiosity in the form of attire that is often associated with virulent anti-Semitism.
An American military attack on Syria could begin as early as Thursday and will involve three days of missile strikes, according to “senior U.S. officials” talking to NBC News. The Washington Post has the bombing at “no more than two days,” though long-range bombers could “possibly” join the missiles. “Factors weighing into the timing of any action include a desire to get it done before the president leaves for Russia next week,” reports CNN, citing a “senior administration official.”
The New York Times, quoting a Pentagon official, adds that “the initial target list has fewer than 50 sites, including air bases where Syria’s Russian-made attack helicopters are deployed.”
H/T to Richard, Grace, Fjordman and Tundra T with thanks.