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  • Location: Powys Mid Wales borders.
  • Location: Powys Mid Wales borders.

    Wrong thread for that ^^

    8 times Obama said there would be no ground troops or no combat mission in Syria.

    http://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/8-times-obama-said-there-would-be-no-ground-troops-or-no-combat-mission-in-syria-1.376154

    He hasn`t a clue what he`s doing.

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    There is no other description for what is happening other than war crime and genocide.   Israel is technically the occupying force on Gaza and as such is duty bound to protect civilians.   Complet

    The scenes in Gaza look like the aftermath of a nuclear bomb, utter devastation. The Israelis telling people to go back to their homes in northern Gaza as its "safe", what are they supposed to go back

    Reported on the BBC too... An air strike on an army camp has killed three soldiers, the Syrian government says, blaming the US-led coalition for the attack. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-

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  • Location: Bramley, Hampshire, 70m asl
  • Location: Bramley, Hampshire, 70m asl

    Wrong thread for that ^^

     

     

    Why??

    In Middle East region

    and major ramifications if it was downed by ISIS as claimed.

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  • Location: Powys Mid Wales borders.
  • Location: Powys Mid Wales borders.

    Why??

    In Middle East region

    and major ramifications if it was downed by ISIS as claimed.

    I was thinking Russia thread first glance fair enough.

    It`s suspicious,especially as they are all Russians onboard,and with Russia bombing ISIS,a false flag possible.

    UN Poisons Syrians With ‘Moldy and Rotten’ Biscuits, Watchdog Says.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20151031/1029366438/un-poisons-syrians.html#ixzz3q7tCCxst

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    #BREAKING Air France says will not overfly Sinai after Russia plane crash 'as a precaution'


     





    #BREAKING Lufthansa to stop flying over Sinai after Russia plane crash: report


     


    Hmm...


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    #BREAKING Air France says will not overfly Sinai after Russia plane crash 'as a precaution'

     

    #BREAKING Lufthansa to stop flying over Sinai after Russia plane crash: report

     

    Hmm...

     

    Sounds like a reasonable precaution just incase. We don't know why it crashed yet, everything is purely speculation until the black box has been fully investigated, and that takes more time than we've had no matter what any reports are saying.

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  • Location: Mostly Watford but 3 months of the year at Capestang 34310, France
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  • Location: Mostly Watford but 3 months of the year at Capestang 34310, France

    Sounds like a reasonable precaution just incase. We don't know why it crashed yet, everything is purely speculation until the black box has been fully investigated, and that takes more time than we've had no matter what any reports are saying.

    Putin's first reaction is not to blame terrorist actions - apparently the flight crew reported a technical fault and were asking for a diversion airport in order to land. The 'black' boxes have been recovered so we will wait and see what transpires.  

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  • Location: Devizes Wiltshire
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    BREAKING NEWS: US infrared satellite detected heat flash at same time and vicinity of Russian airliner crash.


     



    BREAKING UPDATE: US intelligence analysts believe it could have been some kind of explosion on the aircraft itself. http://risenews.net/2015/11/satellite-shows-heat-flash-when-russian-metrojet-plane-crashed-but-no-missile/ â€¦


     


    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/russian-plane-crashes-in-the-sinai/satellite-shows-heat-flash-when-russian-metrojet-plane-crashed-no-n456161


     


    Uh oh


     


    According to the official, U.S. intelligence analysts believe it could have been some kind of explosion on the aircraft itself, either a fuel tank or a bomb, but that there's no indication that a surface-to-air missile brought the plane down.


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  • Location: Lochgelly - Highest town in Fife at 150m ASL.
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  • Location: Lochgelly - Highest town in Fife at 150m ASL.
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  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield
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  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield

    A lack of a cohert strategy one of the reasons given. You don't say.

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  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
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  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
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  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield
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  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield

    Tip of an iceberg sadly. Hopefully the guy will be monitored even better given a free ticket out of the UK.

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  • Location: Devizes Wiltshire
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    BREAKING: UK suspends Sinai flights, says Russian jet may have been brought down by explosive device.


     



    No10: "As more information has come to light we have become concerned that the plane may well have been brought down by an explosive device"


     



    No 10: 'Explosive Device' May Have Downed Plane http://news.sky.com/story/1581778/no-10-explosive-device-may-have-downed-plane â€¦


     


    The Russian jet that crashed in Egypt "may well have been brought down by an explosive device", Downing Street has said.


    A Government spokesman said all flights due to leave Sharm el-Sheikh for Britain this evening will be delayed to allow a team of UK experts to assess what security arrangements are in place at the airport.


    Prime Minister David Cameron will chair a meeting of the Government's COBRA emergency committee on Wednesday evening to review the situation.


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  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield
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  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield

    Dunno why they are having a Cobra meeting. These use to be for national emergencies now they seem to meet at the slightest security risk.

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  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield
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  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield

    Sharm flights suspended hopefully resuming Friday. Hammond displayed a slight misunderstanding how groups affiliated to ISIS work during his interview suggesting direct control which there isn't.

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    The Assad regime has made more than 65,000 people “disappear†since 2011 and is collecting millions of pounds from selling information about their fate to relatives, a report claims.

     

    Amnesty International describes the Syrian government campaign of disappearance as a crime against humanity that is on a “vast scale and chillingly orchestratedâ€. It says that families of missing persons are deliberately left with no official sources of information. Many are sucked into an “insidious black market†where supposed middlemen with connections to the security services hawk information.

     

    The Times spoke to families who had spent tens or even hundreds of thousands of pounds on bribes for information, sometimes having to sell property and other assets.

     

    Some reports claimed that the regime benefited directly from this money. The bribes had become a big part of the economy, one Syrian human rights activist said. A lawyer from Damascus told Amnesty that the bribes were “a cash cow for the regimeâ€.

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    Dunno why they are having a Cobra meeting. These use to be for national emergencies now they seem to meet at the slightest security risk.

     

    Got to be seen to be doing something old chap.

     

    (Even if in reality it's just a sham).

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  • Location: Bramley, Hampshire, 70m asl
  • Location: Bramley, Hampshire, 70m asl

    If it turns out that ISIS did down the Metrojet flight perhaps Putin will start targetting Isis.

     

    Extract from todays FT:

    "Ironically Vladimir Putin could be pressed into actually doing what he has been pretending to do for a month: directly targeting Isis in Syria. One month and a 1,000-plus air strikes into its intervention there, Moscow has dropped over 90 per cent of its bombs on areas where Isis has little known presence. Instead, it has focused on more moderate rebel groups fighting the regime of Bashar al-Assad"

     

    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/e9708c56-83cb-11e5-8e80-1574112844fd.html#axzz3qeQRe9KP

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  • Location: Lochgelly - Highest town in Fife at 150m ASL.
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  • Location: Lochgelly - Highest town in Fife at 150m ASL.

    I do hope somebody buys this guy a set of toy soldiers for Christmas - he seems to be suffering from not being involved.

     

    Got to get into Syria somehow.....Right?  Careful Fallon, your impatience is showing! 

     

     

     

    http://uk.businessinsider.com/r-britain-says-it-is-wrong-to-rely-on-allies-to-tackle-islamic-state-2015-11?r=US&IR=T

     

    http://sputniknews.com/europe/20151106/1029700793/uk-syria-airstrikes-isil-fallon.html

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  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
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  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.

    Where on earth do you dig up this unadulterated rubbish?

    Pravda? :wallbash:  :wallbash:

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  • Location: Bramley, Hampshire, 70m asl
  • Location: Bramley, Hampshire, 70m asl

    Where on earth do you dig up this unadulterated rubbish?

     

    And talking of rubbish.........

     

    Russian press are now questioning whether British Intelligence (MI6) planted a bomb on Metrojet 9268 rather than Isis.

     

    "But here is a big one. The confidence by which these assessments of terror methodology are being made raises an even more troubling, darker question: was it really terrorists, or was it British MI6 agents palming the deed off as terrorists?"

     

    Note Sputnik News or Rossiya Segodnya is directly owned and operated by the Russian government

    Read more: http://sputniknews.c...l#ixzz3qk4mL8ig

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  • Location: St rads Dover
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    And talking of rubbish.........

     

    Russian press are now questioning whether British Intelligence (MI6) planted a bomb on Metrojet 9268 rather than Isis.

     

    "But here is a big one. The confidence by which these assessments of terror methodology are being made raises an even more troubling, darker question: was it really terrorists, or was it British MI6 agents palming the deed off as terrorists?"

     

    Note Sputnik News or Rossiya Segodnya is directly owned and operated by the Russian government

    Read more: http://sputniknews.c...l#ixzz3qk4mL8ig

    Just great, let's hope they do not really think that, we could be in a whole heep of you know what if they do. 

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