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The Clarion Project Newsletter for Friday June 23, 2017


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In-Depth: 4 Policy Takeaways for the U.S. From a Month in Kurdish Syria & Iraq   The Kurds represent a turning point in the quest for stability in the Middle East.  In-Depth
News: Saudi Advisers to King Condemn Muslim Brotherhood  Egypt, Yemen and Mauritania join the Saudis in condemning the Brotherhood.  Read
Opinion: What Are British Muslim Politicians Doing About Islamism?  Why have Britain’s Muslim MPs seemingly been loth to act to counter Islamism? Read
Readers Write
Why Did the US Senate Ignore Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Asra Nomani?

“Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Asra Nomani don’t fit into the narrative the Left has created for them.”

-B.B.S.

Pentagon Warns Russia After Their Threat to Shoot Down U.S. Jets


URL of the original posting site: http://conservativetribune.com/mattis-pentagon-responds/2/

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Over the weekend, the situation in Syria between the United States, the Russians and the Syrians took a very serious turn after an American fighter jet shot a Syrian aircraft out of the sky. The United States has defended its actions by stating that the Syrian plane was warned, but continued to bomb the Syrian Defense Force — a Syrian rebel group backed by the United States.

Russia in particular was outraged over this action, and issued a statement on Monday morning stating that they would “track” any United States planes that flew west of the Euphrates River. On Monday afternoon, the United States responded, The Washington Examiner reported.

“We are aware of the Russian statements,” Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said in a statement. “We do not seek conflict with any party in Syria other than ISIS, but we will not hesitate to defend ourselves or our partners if threatened.”

That’s a pretty strong response, and it was definitely called for. While Russia’s statement did not specifically use the words “shoot down,” it clearly described aircraft flying in some areas as “targets” for destruction.

“From now on, in areas where Russian aviation performs combat missions in the skies of Syria, any airborne objects found west of the Euphrates River, including aircraft and unmanned vehicles belonging to the international coalition, tracked by means of Russian land and air anti-aircraft defense, will be considered air targets,” read the Russian Defense Ministry statement, according to CNN.

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Russia was essentially trying to dictate where America can and cannot fly in the Middle East — and Defense Secretary James Mattis’ Pentagon wasn’t going to let that happen.

CNN noted that Australia decided to take a slightly different approach. Rather than stand up to the Russian thugs, Australia suspended all air operations over Syria as a “precautionary measure.” Way to stand up for your right to fight terrorists, Australia. As soon as the anti-islamic State coalition hits a little snag, Australia bails on it. Sad.

The situation between Russia and the United States in Syria isn’t likely to go away anytime soon. The Russians have drawn their red line in the sand, and we have drawn ours.

President Donald Trump isn’t one to back down from a fight — especially when another country is trying to limit our ability to conduct airstrikes against terror groups in Syria.

The Hill noted that as the Islamic State terror group loses territory in Syria, tensions between Russia and the United States are likely to rise as each will want to grab onto the territory that was once held by the terror group. The United States will support the moderate rebels who have helped us defeat the terrorists, and the Russians and their Syrian counterparts will want to exterminate all the rebels and take over all the territory.

Obviously we would hope that tensions between the United States and Russia don’t boil over into actual violence, but the United States cannot allow Russia to dictate foreign policy in the Middle East (or anywhere else.).

President Barack Obama wasn’t the best at projecting American strength (actually he was the worst), so the Russians probably have the wrong impression about how far they can push us. If push comes to shove, Trump won’t hesitate to strike back against the Russians. While we would all love for there to be peace in this world, we aren’t going to sacrifice our sovereignty just to appease a bunch of former communist thugs.

H/T Hannity

Putin Goes to Brink of WW3 With New “Red Line” Against US


URL of the original posting site: http://conservativetribune.com/putin-brink-red-line-against-us/

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In the wake of the United States shooting down a Syrian regime fighter jet, the Kremlin seemed to be teetering on the brink of war, drawing a red line against America.

ABC News reported that the Russian Defense Ministry warned Monday that it would now treat U.S.-led coalition jets flying west of the Euphrates River in Syria as targets after a U.S. Navy fighter jet shot down a Syrian fighter jet that had dropped bombs on Syrian rebel forces Sunday. “(I)t it stopped short of saying it would shoot any down,” Reuters reported.

According to Sputnik News, the ministry warned that Russian missile defense “would intercept any aircraft in the area of operations of the Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria.”

“In areas where Russian aviation is conducting combat missions in the Syrian skies, any flying objects, including jets and unmanned aerial vehicles of the international coalition discovered west of the Euphrates River will be followed by Russian air and ground defenses as air targets,” the ministry announced.

Additionally, Russia claimed the U.S. did not use the de-confliction hotline to warn them before the downing of the jet. In the statement, the ministry said it would no longer participate in the de-confliction hotline.

Reuters reported that U.S. military officials confirmed that a US F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter jet had shot down a Syrian SU-22 aircraft after the Syrian jet reportedly dropped bombs near fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces, which is backed by the U.S. The SDF is an alliance of Kurdish and Arab soldiers fighting Islamic State group terrorists in Raqqa.

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Russia is backing the Syrian government in its civil war against rebel forces, and it criticized the U.S. Navy fighter jet’s action as a violation of Syria’s sovereignty.

This is the first incident between U.S. warplanes and Syria’s air force since the country’s civil war began six years ago.

If Putin decides to follow through on these threats, he may learn the hard way that the Trump administration’s red lines are less flexible than those of former President Barack Obama.

H/T Breitbart

The Clarion Project: 5 Lessons From the Manchester Bombing


Analysis

5 Lessons From the Manchester Bombing Clarion’s Ryan Mauro takes an in-depth look at the takeaways for the U.S. and the West in this special report. Learn

The Clarion Project Newsletter for Tuesday May 30, 2017


News Analysis

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Opinion

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In-Depth

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Opinion

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Readers Write
23,000 Potential Jihadis in Britain: MI5

“They tolerated the self segregation and a state within the state as ‘multiculturalism’ and now they are facing the consequences.”

-Q.F.
Iran is Now Pro-American? Ask the BBC

“The definition of delusional.”

-S.K.

ISIS Bombed Same Day as Manchester Attack


Reported By John Falkenberg | May 25, 2017 at 4:11pm

URL of the original posting site: http://conservativetribune.com/isis-killed-22-manchester-trump/

On the same day a suicide bomber committed a horrific attack in Manchester, England, American-led military fighters conducted 27 air strikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, the U.K. Daily Express reported.

The suicide bombing in the U.K. killed 22 and injured dozens of others, including young children. Unfortunately, those lives can never be brought back but our military made sure that Islamic State group fighters are paying dearly.

“Coalition military fighters hammered 37 ISIS targets with 18 strikes in Syria — obliterating oil supplies, vehicles and weapons caches,” the U.K. Daily Star reported.

Nine strikes hit 62 ISIS targets in Iraq,” the Daily Star reported, “destroying an array of deadly weapons including rocket systems, vehicle bombs, machine guns and grenade launches.”

Hopefully, these strikes will severely limit the capability of the Islamic state group fighting machine for some time.

Were these strikes ordered directly because of the attacks in Manchester? Unlikely. These were clearly well-planned, well-coordinated attacks. However, it’s a reminder that the fight against Islamic extremism and terror is being waged with a vengeance — finally.

President Donald Trump delivered a message from Bethlehem during his first international trip, calling the Manchester perpetrators “evil losers.”

“I won’t call them monsters because they would like that term. They would think that’s a great name,” the president said. “I will call them from now on losers because that is what they are, they are losers.”

Trump seems to acknowledge this is a psychological battle as well as one against flesh and blood. Let’s hope the next four years of Trump’s presidency prove victorious on both fronts against these terrorist savages.

The Clarion Project Newsletter for Friday May 26, 2017


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Readers Write
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Too tolerant of intolerance out of fear of being called racist, with some leftover feelings of guilt from the colonial era.

-A.Y.
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-L.B.

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