Obama says U.S. underestimates rise of Islamic State. (Also blamed the civil war in Syria for giving rise to the group)
The United States underestimated the rise of the Islamic State now running amok in Iraq and Syria while overrating the Iraqi military’s ability to fight the extremist group, President Barack Obama acknowledged in an interview to be aired on Sunday night.
«That’s true, that’s absolutely true,» the president told the CBS News «60 Minutes» program, echoing an assessment made by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper a couple of days ago….………EL Ethnos…..……… EL AN
US gave Syria no advance warning of air strikes. «Secretary Kerry did not send a letter to the Syrian regime»(Jen Psaki)
«We did not request the regime’s permission. We did not coordinate our actions with the Syrian government,» State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement……. Διαβάστε περισσότερα…
Red Cross members kidnapped in Syria. -Gunmen kidnapped a team of seven workers from the International Committee of the Red Cross, according to ICRC spokesman.
«Six ICRC staff members and one member of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent have been abducted in Idlib in northwestern Syria,» ICRC spokesman Ewan Watson told AFP at the organisation’s Geneva base on Sunday.
«We don’t know who took them. It was unidentified armed men,» he added………… Διαβάστε περισσότερα…
The intention is to put the skill to use in new false flag actions in Syria, he explained.
The suspected training happened in Afghan territories not under control of the government in Kabul, Lavrov stated.
“Some reports indicate that [Al-Qaeda-linked radical] Al-Nusra Front is planning to smuggle toxic compounds and relevant specialists into Iraqi territory to stage terrorist attacks there this time,” Lavrov pointed out. ………… Διαβάστε περισσότερα…