1. Trump: “If I win, I’ll send them back”
3. I haven’t posted a lot on Russia’s attacks on the Islamic State and its supporters yet because there is more to know. But preliminarily. here is a video of attacks claimed to be by Russia in or near Homs, which is a city controlled by US backed ‘rebels’ who have not yet defected to the Islamic State with all the US training, money and equipment at something like tens of millions per individual. My question at the moment is, to paraphrase Stephen Coughlin’s Ottawa brief, how many times can the US train and equip people and have them defect to the Islamic State before you stop believing it wasn’t intentional?
4. Migrant exodus continues at Hungary-Croatia border
A woman in Germany is being evicted from her home of 23 years to make way for asylum-seekers, in the second such case to emerge.
Gabrielle Keller has been given until the end of the year to leave her flat in the small southern town of Eschbach, near the border with France.
The flat belongs to the local municipality, which says it is needed to house refugees.
“I think it’s a scandal to throw tenants out of their apartments,” the 56-year-old Ms Keller told SWR television. “I can’t see the sense of it.”
7. If you skip over to 5 mins. 30 in this video from the Islamic State you see a man deck out his infant still wearing diapers with a tiny machine gun and Islamic State hat and take in a sort of town fair.
8. UMIs say Finnish generosity fit only for dogs. This food is typical for working professionals, army, kids etc.
9. Russia appears to have bombed a mosque. Something typically only muslims do.
10. Fresh explosion in Liucheng, China, day after series of deadly blasts
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria in the last 10 days and will soon join government forces and their Lebanese Hezbollah allies in a major ground offensive backed by Russian air strikes, two Lebanese sources told Reuters.
“The (Russian) air strikes will in the near future be accompanied by ground advances by the Syrian army and its allies,” said one of the sources familiar with political and military developments in the conflict.