Did you mark or acknowledge the 50th anniversary of the My Lai Massacre? It was March 18, 2018. #VietnamWar #DDay #DDayRemembered


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Published on Feb 23, 2015
“The true story of what happened in MY LAI has never been told before .. This video explores how a group of ordinary young Americans could perpetrate such atrocities and details the extent of the cover-up”

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Updated: UK Freemason Posts Photo of Prince Harry wearing Masonic Garb on Twitter on Royal Wedding Day

Well a new week and a new post from another Twitter Freemason of the newly minted Duke & Duchess of Sussex in Official Masonic Garb. Where do these Masons get these snaps from? Harrods? Surely not. Is the authenticity authentic or is it somewhat not disimmilar to recent masonic claims by the ‘great’ and the ‘good’ over at U.G.L.E. on Great Queen Street? It’s indeed a weird mystery.

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The Duke and Duchesss of Freemasonry?

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Posted in #Freemasonry hashtag by a UK Mason on Harry & Megan Markle Wedding Day. Portrait in background is The Duke of Kent GM of UGLE during WWII, father of present head of England Freemasonry, the current Duke of Kent, the Queens first cousin and Prince Harry’s Great Uncle. Is this photo legit or photoshopped? Can’t tell but Harry and his brother and father make Masonic Recognition Gestures during public events constantly, to my great annoyance.

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I’d support it. Would you? #Freemasonry #DukeofSussex

Was blocked from retweeting original ‘tweet’ from Masonic #Freemasonry twitter feed. Forwarded a tweet with the photo to some press agencies but no one has picked up on it so far.

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Further Reading:

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YouTube: Is Freemasonry Still a Danger Today? – John Salza (Lawyer & Mason of 20 years)

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Published on Jan 29, 2018
https://angeluspress.org/fatima – Angelus Press Conference speaker, John Salza talks about his conference entitled ‘Is Freemasonry Still a Danger Today?’

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Published on Mar 4, 2017
Freemasonry with John Salza A Lawyer of 20 years & was a 32nd degree Freemason. Learn Hand signs that Lawyers That are Freemasons use in Court. The Lawyers that don’t even know about Freemasonry are being played like a harp.

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The Times: Italy clamps down on masons after mafia links exposed

The Times, London UK

January 16, 2018

Italian freemasons are jealous of their privacy after attempts by Mussolini to ban them in the 1920s

Italian freemasons are jealous of their privacy after attempts by Mussolini to ban them in the 1920s
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Tom Kington, Rome

Italian politicians will be forced to declare whether they are freemasons under laws being drawn up after revelations that mafia bosses are joining lodges to strike deals with elected officials.

The legislation is being proposed after police raids on the four largest freemasonry orders in Italy discovered 193 mob-linked masons on the orders’ secret membership lists in Sicily and Calabria, southern Italy.

The findings were published last month by the Italian parliament’s anti-mafia commission, which alleged that mobsters used secret lodge meetings to do business with politicians and entrepreneurs. Laws proposed by the commission would ban magistrates from joining the masons and compel public officials to say if they are members.

Rosy Bindi, the commission president, said she also hoped to compel masons to…

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The Times: Mafia join Italy’s freemasons to ‘do deals’ with judiciary

The Times, London UK

December 27 2017

Ties between the Mob and the masons are close in Calabria ALAMY

Ties between the Mob and the masons are close in Calabria
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Tom Kington, Rome

Strong links between Italy’s secretive freemasons and the mafia have been exposed by police raids, with 193 crime bosses found to be members of lodges in Calabria and Sicily.

The investigation has confirmed long-standing accusations by magistrates and mob turncoats that freemason lodges in southern Italy are often venues for secret deals with corrupt judges, politicians and business owners.

The mafia’s enthusiastic participation in freemasonry “has led some to believe that the two have become one and the same”, according to a report this month from an anti-mafia parliamentary commission. Masons were “acquiescent” and “tolerant” of the takeover, it added.

The raids were ordered after the heads of Italy’s four main freemasonry orders refused to hand over their membership lists. “It was impossible to get…

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The secret world of female Freemasons - BBC News

BBC News
Published on Nov 8, 2017

Think of the Freemasons and you probably think of a shadowy world of secret handshakes and dark allegations of corruption and even conspiracy. But how true is that? In a UK first Victoria Derbyshire reporter Claire Jones was given access to see exactly what goes on behind the scenes in the initiations, ceremonies and rituals of female Freemasons.

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How the Freemason Harvey Weinstein scandal has become a nightmare for Freemason Ben Affleck, Freemason Matt Damon and Freemason Jimmy Kimmel

Yahoo News
October 11, 2017

How the Harvey Weinstein scandal has become a nightmare for Ben Affleck and Matt Damon

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Taryn Ryder

As Harvey Weinstein continues his fall from grace, he’s dragging some big-name celebrities through the mud with him.

The Oscar-winning producer has been accused of sexual abuse and harassment across a period of decades, with stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie coming forward and telling their stories. Weinstein’s alleged behavior has prompted statements from George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Ben Affleck, and Matt Damon, among others, but many in Hollywood are feigning ignorance. And Affleck and Damon in particular have people really riled up.

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Las Vegas Needs to Lure Back Tourists, But Some Vow Never to Return

The Wrap
October 4, 2017

Las Vegas Needs to Lure Back Tourists, But Some Vow Never to Return
Harsh reality invades a place built on fantasy

Las Vegas Needs to Lure Back Tourists, But Some Vow Never to Return

Itay Hod

Karen Buling’s fifth trip to Las Vegas started with the sound of gunshots. Moments after she checked into the Luxor Hotel, she and her sister barricaded themselves into their room and prayed the person shooting at the country music festival across the street wouldn’t target them, too.

They turned out to be safe. But Buling said the allure of Vegas is gone for her. “It was the most terrifying thing I’ve ever been through,” the Cleveland medical assistant told The Wrap. “I will not come back.”

Las Vegas is built on tourists’ dollars, and as it tries to recover from the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, it badly needs tourists like Buling to return. But for some of them, that is unthinkable.

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ABC 'World News Tonight' with Bro. James Comey and Bro. David Muir

F.B.I. director James Comey mmaking a masonic recognition handsign 'gesture' while standing beside the AG at the Justice Dept.

F.B.I. director James Comey making a masonic recognition handsign ‘gesture’ while standing beside US Attorney General Loretta Lynch at the Justice Dept.

ABC News 'Anchor' David Muir making a masonic recognition handsign 'gesture' while standing and facing beside US President Donald Trump at the White House

ABC News ‘Anchor’ David Muir making a masonic recognition handsign ‘gesture’ while standing beside US President Donald Trump at the White House

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CBC: Out of office, into the woods - Bro. Stephen Harper's trip to secret Bohemian summer camp - Ex-PM joined male elite California retreat for a 'nice discussion,' Bro. Colin Powell says in hacked email

CBC News

Sep 16, 2016

By Chris Hall
National Affairs Editor

Leaked e-mails reveal that former U.S. secretary of state Colin Powell and former prime minister Stephen Harper spent time together at Bohemian Grove this summer. Harper sips a beer as he plays the piano with a band in Ottawa in 2011. (Stephen Jaffe/AFP/Getty Images and Fred Chartrand/Canadian Press)

Leaked e-mails reveal that former U.S. secretary of state Colin Powell and former prime minister Stephen Harper spent time together at Bohemian Grove this summer. Harper sips a beer as he plays the piano with a band in Ottawa in 2011. (Stephen Jaffe/AFP/Getty Images and Fred Chartrand/Canadian Press)

Stephen Harper hasn’t said much about his activities since he announced his intention to leave politics. Sure, we know he’s starting a consulting business. And yes, he’s made it known via social media that his firm arranged for office space and a strategic partnership with a large law firm in Calgary.

But what he’s been doing to build up that international clientele for his firm, Harper and Associates? What is the suddenly reclusive former prime minister doing to turn his political connections into paying customers?

Well, now we have at least some insight, obtained via hackers who penetrated the private email account of former U.S. secretary of state Colin Powell.

Among the emails made public, and widely reported by media around the world, is one Powell sent July 24 to his friend Peter MacKay, the former Harper cabinet minister.

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And let’s just preface what comes next by saying not only is the way the information became public unusual, but so is where Harper and Powell rubbed shoulders.

“Peter: I am back from the Bohemian Grove,” Powell writes. “Surprise, Surprise, I sat next to Stephen Harper a couple of times and had a nice discussion.”

For those who don’t know, the Bohemian Grove is an annual event in California that the Washington Post described in a 2011 article as “two weeks of heavy-drinking, super-secret talks, druid worship and other rituals” by some of the richest and most powerful men in the world.

The invited guests include business leaders. Politicians. Artists. All of them men. And it’s been that way for nearly a century.

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Not many journalists have made it past the gates to the tents set among the towering stands of redwoods. One who did, described a nine-metre-high owl that symbolizes the wisdom of those attending, writing that the owl serves as the backdrop for the annual theatrical production put on by and for those in attendance.

There’s one rule. No business can be conducted.

What Harper was doing there, whether he’s a member of the Bohemian Club or just a guest, isn’t known. Former colleagues say it’s the first they’ve heard of him attending the retreat.

Attempts to contact Harper were unsuccessful.

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But anyone who followed his political career must find the idea of the former prime minister drinking heavily hard to imagine, or for that matter, his communing among the redwoods with like-minded conservatives, engaging in the worship of trees or animals as his personal spiritual source.

He was always, while in office, dismissive of elites.

What is consistent is that he would surround himself with other small-c conservatives intent on keeping the world out of the clutches of Democrats, Liberals and the similarly unenlightened.

Now, Harper is free to do what he likes. But keep this in mind: He was attending an event sponsored by a group that refuses to admit women.

Colin Powell Masonic Handsign

That excludes the interim leader of his party, Rona Ambrose, and Kellie Leitch, a potential Harper successor whose campaign is built around screening immigrants for “anti-Canadian values” like, say, inclusiveness and equality, transparency and openness. The very values this club eschews.

The one exception, it appears, is that those rich Bohemian men can worship whoever, or whatever they please.

Email is authentic, MacKay says

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MacKay, in a brief email exchange, says he’s never attended the retreat. But he confirmed the authenticity of the email Powell sent him.

For most of the world Powell’s chat with Harper is not the most significant item contained in the email.

All of the coverage has been focused on his line that follows.

“Grove attendees know that Trump is a disaster,” Powell wrote to MacKay. “Most will vote against, but quite a few will not vote for Hillary and will vote for a third-party candidate.”

By Grove attendees Powell means, of course, wealthy, well-connected Republicans.

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Bro. Conrad Black: Celebrating the end of the Bro. Mike Duffy 'farce' - National Post

National Post

April 29, 2016

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My absence in England last week prevented me from celebrating the acquittal of Mike Duffy in this column, but there are a few points still to be made about it. There was never anything wrong with Mike Duffy padding around promoting the Conservative party while a paid-up senator. MPs do that and there is nothing wrong with senators doing it. There was nothing wrong with Nigel Wright paying Duffy’s alleged excesses on his travel expenses. A friend can do that — nothing wrong with it and typical of Nigel to come to a friend’s assistance.

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(Duffy is now arguably the principal Atlantic provinces representative of the Conservative party in Parliament). Of course, Duffy had no business expensing his physical trainer, but from appearances, the trainer has not been notably successful anyway. Mike is no fitness magazine centrefold, but he has special medical problems and presumably the trainer helped him fulfill his designated role as a senator.

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Asking the chairman of the management committee of the Toronto Club, Canada’s ultimate source of misdirected sanctimony, Senator Irving Gerstein, to question the Senate’s auditor, or even to try to alter its audit, was shabby and unwise. Gerstein, given the onerous moral standard he must uphold as chair of the most pompous committee in the country except the Supreme Court, should have declined the mission; he would not have risked anything by doing so as he is as inseparable from his senatorial emoluments as Duffy. But no illegality was intended or even contemplated…

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Masters of the Universe: Goldman Sachs Hires Former E.U. President Bro. José Manuel Barroso As Advisor

Zero Hedge
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-07-08/goldman-hires-former-president-european-commission-advisor

Jul 8, 2016

by Tyler Durden

Having cornered the central banker market, with its alumni manning key positions at most central banks, Goldman has decided to tip its cards into its next zone of interest: geopolitics, and has done so by hiring none other than the former head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker’s predecessor and one-time Nigel Farage nemesis, Jose Manuel Barroso as an advisor and non-executive chairman of its international business.

Barroso served as president of the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, from 2004 to 2014 and was prime minister of Portugal from 2002 to 2004.

According to Reuters, Goldman and other banks “are seen as particularly vulnerable to Brexit since they rely on the EU’s “passporting” regime that allows them to offer services across the bloc while basing most of their staff and operations in the UK. Banks have warned that if their British outposts lose their “passports” they will have to move some employees and business units to alternative bases in the EU.” Whether this means that Goldman is merely seeking an influential lobbying voice when it comes to getting an exemption from a post-Brexit fallout, or is simply seeking to expand its influence over all of Europe, remains unclear. After all it is not as if Goldman’s European ambitions are unknown. As we have shown before, Goldman is already the undisputed “Master of the Eurozone” courtesy of strategy placements in all key decision-making venues.

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Goldman Sachs International, which Barroso will chair, is headquartered in London and of its roughly 6,000 staff fewer than 1,000 are based outside Britain.

Barroso is credited with helping the euro zone survive the 2009-13 debt crisis by establishing a financial rescue fund, enacting stricter budget rules and tightening financial regulation. He was also a signatory to the Lisbon Treaty that revamped the bloc’s complex institutions after French and Dutch voters rejected a European constitution.

Barroso will help the firm as it advises clients on dealing with the ensuing “challenging and uncertain economic and market environment,” Goldman Sachs International co-chiefs Michael Sherwood and Richard Gnodde said in the statement.

Goldman’s full press release is below:

Goldman Sachs International today announced the appointment of José Manuel Barroso as non-executive chairman of Goldman Sachs International (GSI). He will also be an advisor to Goldman Sachs.

José Manuel served as president of the European Commission from 2004 to 2014, and as prime minister of Portugal from 2002 to 2004. His perspective, judgment and counsel will add great value to our GSI Board of Directors, Goldman Sachs, our shareholders and our people.

Having first been elected to the Portuguese Parliament in 1985, José Manuel served as state secretary for home affairs, state secretary for foreign affairs and cooperation, and minister for foreign affairs in successive governments. In 1999, he was elected president of the Social Democratic Party and became the leader of the opposition. Prior to his political career, José Manuel’s academic positions included visiting professor at Georgetown University. Most recently, he was Frederick H. Schultz Class of 1951 visiting professor of International Economic Policy and a policy fellow at the Liechtenstein Institute, Woodrow Wilson School, at Princeton University. He is also visiting professor at the Catolica University in Lisbon and at the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International Relations in the same city.

José Manuel has been awarded numerous honorary degrees and has received more than 60 decorations, prizes and honors, including Portugal’s Gra-Cruz da Ordem Militar de Cristo and Grande Colar da Ordem do Infante Dom Henrique.

European President José Manuel Barroso. Freemason Recognition Handsign 'Gesture'.

European President José Manuel Barroso. Freemason Recognition Handsign ‘Gesture’.

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Cardinal Burke: it’s reasonable to be afraid of Islam’s desire to govern the world - Catholic Herald UK

Catholic Herald UK
http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2016/07/22/cardinal-burke-its-reasonable-to-be-afraid-of-islams-desire-to-govern-the-world/?utm_content=buffer51c10

Friday, 22 Jul 2016

by Staff Reporter

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The cardinal said the best response was to fortify the Christian foundation of our societies

Cardinal Raymond Burke has said there is “no question that Islam wants to govern the world”, and that Western societies should return to their Christian roots.

Speaking to David Gibson of Religion News Service, Cardinal Burke, the patron of the Order of Malta, said Muslims were “lovely people” who themselves talked about religion “in a very peaceful manner”.

But he said too few people understood the tradition of Islamic thought on government: that, when Muslims became a majority population, “they have the religious obligation to govern that country. If that’s what the citizens of a nation want, well, then, they should just allow this to go on. But if that’s not what they want, then they have to find a way to deal with it.”

Cardinal Burke said that, for anyone “not at peace with the idea of being under an Islamic government”, it was reasonable to be “afraid” of such a prospect.

The cardinal was speaking ahead of the publication of a new book, Hope for the World: To Unite All Things in Christ. Like books by Pope Francis and Benedict XVI, and God or Nothing by Cardinal Robert Sarah, the book takes the form of an extended interview. The interviewer is Guillaume d’Alançon, a writer who also works for a French diocese.

In the book, Cardinal Burke says: “Islam is a religion that, according to its own interpretation, must also become the State. The Koran, and the authentic interpretations of it given by various experts in Koranic law, is destined to govern the world.

“In reality, there is no place for other religions, even though they may be tolerated, as long as Islam has not succeeded in establishing its sovereignty over the nations and over the world.”

The cardinal says that Islam and Christianity are radically different. In the interview with Gibson, he says that Church leaders are mistaken if they “simply think that Islam is a religion like the Catholic faith or the Jewish faith”, rather than recognising its ambitions to govern.

He argues that tolerance is a feature of Christian charity, and that the right response is “to be firm about the Christian origin of our own nation, and certainly in Europe, and the Christian foundations of the government, and to fortify those”.

Cardinal Burke has made similar comments in the past. In 2014, he told the newspaper Una Voce Austria that “the Muslim life is taking over in countries which were formerly Christian”, partly thanks to high birthrate.

Last year, the cardinal said in an interview with a French newspaper: “we must remember that Islam is a government, not just a religion”.

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Vice News: New Evidence Suggests Israel Is Helping Syrian Rebels in the Golan Heights

Vice News
https://news.vice.com/article/new-evidence-suggests-israel-is-helping-syrian-rebels-in-the-golan-heights

December 7, 2014 | 1:58 pm

MIDDLE EAST

By Samuel Oakford

Israel continues to interact with Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights and allow them to cross the border, according to a new UN report corroborated by a VICE News team that visited the area in November, uncovering additional incidents beyond what has been described by the UN.

Israel has occupied the Golan Heights since the Six-Day War in 1967, when it captured it from Syria. In 1974, a UN peacekeeping mission, known as UNDOF, was established to police a 50-mile-long disengagement zone between the Israeli “Alpha” and Syrian “Bravo” lines. At the disengagement zone’s narrowest southern points, the distance between the two lines can be less than a kilometer.

A report by Secretary General Ban Ki Moon that was delivered to the Security Council earlier this week describes several incidents that brought Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in contact with rebels. On October 27, UN peacekeepers observed IDF soldiers opening a gate and allowing two individuals to pass from the Syrian Bravo line into the Israeli Alpha side.

Israel maintains it only allows entrance to the wounded on humanitarian grounds, however the UN did not indicate that the two were injured in any way, and said they appeared to have crossed into the Israeli side under their own power.

In August of this year, rebels captured several important border crossings, effectively rendering the disengagement zone obsolete in some places. Fighting in parts of the zone has seen shells land inside Israel, and the IDF has retaliated with fire over the border. In September, Israel shot down a Syrian air force plane it claimed had veered across the Alpha line. In his report, Ban said UN personnel did not observe the plane cross into the area of separation or Israeli controlled territory, and noted that the plane crashed on the Syrian “Bravo side.”

On August 28, al Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al Nusra captured 45 Fijian peacekeepers and trapped 72 Filipino troops at another location. After a firefight with rebels, all the Filipino peacekeepers were able to escape. On September 11, al Nusra released the Fijians. Following the incidents, UNDOF relocated most of their personnel to Israeli-controlled territory to the west of the Alpha line.

In his report delivered this week, Ban reported that after the evacuation, UNDOF personnel “sporadically observed armed members of the opposition interacting with IDF across the ceasefire line.”

Ban also reported that during the UN’s retreat, peacekeepers were unable to secure all of their “assets and equipment.” Left behind, those materials likely fell into the hands of the al Nusra fighters that control parts of the disengagement zone.

In November, VICE News sent a video team to the Golan Heights where they witnessed and recorded occurrences similar to those outlined by the UN. The team saw IDF soldiers treating wounded Syrian fighters along the border. Though VICE News could not confirm the affiliation of the fighters, some of the rebels being treated by Israel had long hair, a characteristic that is associated with members of the al Nusra Front.

Once the patients were stabilized, Israeli forces moved them to hospitals outside of the Golan Heights and inside Israel proper. At one hospital, VICE News spoke with a patient who identified himself as a member of the Free Syrian Army. He said that after recovering he hoped to return to fight in Syria. The Free Syrian Army is reportedly cooperating with al Nusra in parts of the Golan Heights.

Ban’s report is only the latest to describe the transfer of wounded individuals from Syria to Israeli-controlled territory. In a December 2013 report, the UN said it had had observed “at least 10 wounded persons being transferred by armed members of the opposition from the Bravo side across the ceasefire line to the IDF.” The reports, issued every three months, are filled with similar accounts. Some of those who cross into Israel are local shepherds and civilians fleeing shelling, but the UN’s reports clearly indicate contact and coordination between the IDF and Syrian rebels.

In a June report, the UN said it witnessed “IDF on the Alpha side handing over two boxes to armed members of the opposition on the Bravo side.” It remains unclear what was inside the boxes.

The Syrian government has complained about what it considers to be an Israeli attempt to coordinate against their military and run the UN out of the disengagement area. The presence of peacekeepers in the Golan Heights has long served as a reminder that the international community still considers the annexed territory part of Syria.

“Israel is most interested in having peacekeepers evacuated from the occupied Golan so as to be left without international monitoring,” Syrian ambassador to the UN Bashar al Jaafari told reporters in September.

On Sunday, Syria accused Israel of bombing sites outside of Damascus, including one near the Syrian capital’s international airport.

“This aggression demonstrates Israel’s direct involvement in supporting terrorism in Syria along with well-known regional and Western countries to raise the morale of terrorist groups, mainly the Nusra Front,” the Syrian military said in a statement published on the government press agency SANA’s website.

Meanwhile, UNDORF’s numbers are dwindling. In September, the Philippines withdrew their 344 peacekeepers — a full quarter of the UN’s presence — from the mission. As of early November, only 929 troops from Fiji, India, Ireland, Nepal, and the Netherlands remain.

VICE News reporters Simon Ostrovsky and Andrew Glazer contributed to this report.

Follow Samuel Oakford on Twitter: @SamuelOakford

TOPICS: middle east, war & conflict, syria, israel, golan heights, un, un peacekeepers, jabhat al-nusra, free syrian army, al nusra front

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Gifts From Uncle Sam: Al-Qaeda Wages War in Syria With US Weaponry - Sputnik News

Sputnik News
https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201511231030564574-alnusra-us-anti-tank-weapons/

09:11 23.11.2015

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© AP Photo/ Militant website via AP

The Al-Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, has released a grateful video, where they openly thank the Free Syrian Army (FSA), which the US has touted as a “moderate opposition group”, for supplying them with US-made anti-tank TOW missiles (“Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided”).

A recently released video shows an Al-Nusra Front field commander thanking the FSA commanders for giving his forces TOW missiles, according to a report released by the Iranian news agency FARS.

The agency reminds readers that the two groups, the Al-Nusra and the FSA, formed an alliance in March, the Army of Conquest, or Jaish al-Fatah in Arabic, to fight against the forces of President Assad.

Since then, they have fought together “at almost every single battle in Aleppo, Lattakia, Hama, and Idlib Governorates of Syria.”

Through this alliance several militant groups like the Al-Nusra Front and the Ahrar al-Sham movement have been given access to FSA’s US-made heavy weaponry, which has been supplied to the militant group by the US, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

According to the agency’s estimates, Saudi Arabia sent 500 TOW missiles to Al-Nusra directly last month.

The US, however, claims that it is just supplying aid and weapons to FSA or the so-called moderate militant groups in Syria.

The BGM-71 TOW is one of the most widely-used guided anti-tank missiles. The weapon is used in anti-armor, anti-bunker, anti-fortification and anti-amphibious landing roles.

TOW missiles are used by the armed forces of more than 40 countries and are integrated in over 15,000 ground, vehicle and helicopter platforms worldwide.

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