Cuban military operatives reportedly have been spotted in Syria, where sources believe they are advising President Bashar al-Assad’s soldiers and may be preparing to man Russian-made tanks to aid Damascus in fighting rebel forces backed by the U.S.

Gen. Leopoldo Cintra Frias, head of  Cuba's Armed Forces, recently visited Syria to lead a group of Cuban military personnel joining forces with Russia in their support of Assad, according to information received by the University of Miami's Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies.

On Wednesday, a U.S. official confirmed to Fox News that Cuban paramilitary and special forces units are on the ground in Syria, citing evidence from intelligence reports. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Cuban troops may have been training in Russia and may have arrived in Syria on Russian planes.

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A night the Democratic Party should be ashamed of.

October 14, 2015 by Daniel Greenfield at frontpagemag.com

 

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.

“A little bit of this town goes a very long way,” Hunter S. Thompson said. “After five days in Vegas you feel like you've been here for five years.”

That went triple for the miserable parade of hypocrisies that was the Democratic debate where a gaggle of establishment political hacks claimed to be the voice of political change and where men and women whose combined net worth could break banks ranted about the rich in a debate hosted in a $2.7 billion dollar luxury resort and casino with its own Ferrari dealership so that the candidates can take a break from their income inequality spiels to test drive a 2015 Maserati GranTurismo.

The Democratic debate only ran hours, but it seemed to last for years as the Democratic Party’s crazy Socialist grandpa Bernie Sanders nervously waved his hands, struggled to follow the answers of the other candidates and talked about himself in the third person.

Sanders’ support comes from his authenticity and he was certainly authentic tonight promising to make Americans love Socialism, claiming that Global Warming was the greatest national security threat and warning that the planet will soon be uninhabitable.

At one point he began talking about what has been happening to the middle class, then he paused having forgotten what it was the middle class was doing, and then he remembered his line. It was “disappearing.” Much like the middle class of Socialist states like the USSR, Cuba and North Korea.

The Socialist parasite who lived off taxpayers by collecting unemployment so he could campaign, eventually convinced enough voters to elect him so that he could spend the rest of his career living off taxpayers while berating them for not paying enough taxes.

Back when he was living off unemployment, he campaigned for an end to “all time limitations for unemployment benefits.” Up on stage, Bernie Sanders is still a miserable failure of a human being who couldn’t work for a living, and has spent his career fulminating against successful people because they have mastered the secret of success that eludes him. And the secret is… working for a living.

Bernie Sanders isn’t bitter and angry because America is so unfair to working people. What horrified CNN viewers wondering why Grandpa Munster was running for president were seeing wasn’t righteous indignation. It was the venomous entitlement of a parasite who believes that those who work should support ‘leftectuals’ like him and Karl Marx while they draw up plans for a post-economic economy.

In a better political system, Bernie Sanders mumbling something about how we “need to raise public consciousness” would be the worst thing on stage. But these were the Democratic debates.

Once Sanders took off, other Democrats had to become Bernie Sanders. They also had to be anti-establishment voices for change even if they, like Sanders, are career politicians who if they were thrown out of the muddy stream of government would pant and expire, who have never had any new ideas and will never have any new ideas, and who hate any change that doesn’t pad their pockets.

Read more: THIEVES, LIARS AND IDIOTS: THE TWO HOUR DEMOCRATIC DEBATE

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Umpqua Community College, the site of the massacre, already bans guns on campus property.
OCTOBER 1, 2015 By The Federalist Staff


The White House moved quickly to politicize a mass shooting today at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College, which already bans guns on campus property. According to multiple White House reporters, Obama press secretary Josh Earnest reacted to the news not by offering federal assistance to local law enforcement agencies still struggling to get the situation under control, but by noting that President Barack Obama still supports “common sense” gun control regulations.

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Hassan Rouhani and Vladimir Putin’s view puts them miles apart from UK and US on ending conflict, prime minister tells CBS David Cameron speaking at the UN

David Cameron, who spoke at the UN general assembly, said in a television interview that a deal to work with Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president, would be ‘phoney’. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA Rowena Mason in New York Tuesday 29 September 2015 10.45 EDT Last modified on Tuesday 29 September 2015 13.43 EDT

Britain and the US are miles apart from Iran and Russia on how to stop the bloodshed in Syria because Tehran and Moscow will not contemplate the end of the Assad regime, David Cameron has said. The prime minister said working to end the four-year Syrian civil war was the “most difficult, intractable problem” that he and the US president, Barack Obama, had faced, as he gave the clearest explanation yet of the differences between the world leaders.

In an interview on US television on Tuesday, Cameron set out details of the intractable differences after his 45-minute meeting with Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president, and Obama’s 90-minute meeting with Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, at the UN general assembly in New York on Monday. Putin says he can work with Obama despite trading barbs on Syria and Isis He told CBS: “So far, the problem has been that Russia and Iran have not been able to contemplate the end state of Syria without Assad.”

Cameron confirmed for the first time that he agreed with the US that Bashar al-Assad could be part of a transitional government. But he said an explicit deal to work with the Syrian president to take on Islamic State would be “phoney” and self-defeating.

The prime minister said: “I know there are people who think IS [Isis] is even worse than Assad, so shouldn’t we somehow cut a deal with Assad to team up and tackle IS. It sounds enticing, but even if it were the right thing to do, which it isn’t, it wouldn’t work. We need a Syria free from IS and Assad. “What America said, which I agree with, is that you need a transition. But what is clear is that at the end of that, Assad cannot be the head of Syria. It wouldn’t work.” Read full article at theguardian.com