“Joke of the Year”
Iranian military laughs off Obama’s warnings that military option still on the table, warns Middle East will turn into ‘hell’ for US.
The problem with US weakness against Russia and Syria is not due to Obama’s cuts in military spending. It is in political will – and a loss of cultural support for the exercise of US might.
“The low-IQ US president and his country’s Secretary of State John Kerry speak of the effectiveness of ‘the US options on the table’ on Iran while this phrase is mocked at and has become a joke among the Iranian nation, especially the children,” General Masoud Jazayeri said, according to the semi-official Fars News Agency.
Israel jails Sheikh Raed Salah for ‘inciting violence’
An Israeli court on Tuesday sentenced Sheikh Raed Salah, the leader of the Islamic Movement inside Israel, to 8 months in prison on charges of “inciting violence” in a 2007 sermon.
Occupied KosovoÂ to create
national Muslim army of 5,000 soldiers
Kosovo’s government ordered the creation of a national army on Tuesday by upgrading a lightly armed civil response force six years after the majority-Albanian country seceded from Serbia.Â The army will comprise 5,000 active soldiers and 3,000 reservists for a landlocked country of 1.7 million people bordering Serbia, Albania, Montenegro and Macedonia.
Bankrupt France to seal multi-billion military aid deal with Lebanon
France is preparing to seal a multi-billion-dollar plan to help modernise Lebanon’s armed forces as part of international efforts to stabilise a country hard hit by spillover from Syria’s civil war next door.
Nucking Futz:Â Croatia accuses Serbia of genocide
French cyber-jihadist in court on terror charges
A French webmaster was due to stand trial in a landmark case in a Paris court on Tuesday on charges of inciting and glorifying terrorism. The Muslim convert translated Al Qaeda propaganda into French before uploading it onto the web.
Obama Drag Queens
AsÂ Russia invades the Ukraine,Â China menaces Japan, and Chuck HagelÂ cuts the Pentagon down to size,Â thisÂ is what some of our fundamentally transformed Armed Forces have been up to:Â Drag Show at a US Military Base