CRAP! I do not know how busy it would be during my couple of days of mental relaxation……lots to catch up on…..hang on!
For whatever reason there are some news reports that the MSM seems to ignore or feels is not important enough to burden the American population with a report……I will do so because as an international analyst I am always on the lookout for that one situation that could be a linchpin to the next bad conflict……an event that may seem small but could blossom in another world affair…..
1–This story got zero press coverage…….
US troops in Sinai suffered their first casualties, when four of them were wounded in an IED blast in Sinai. Two other MFO members from an unknown nation were wounded in a separate blast, and the Pentagon suggested the US troops were sent out to rescue the other two.
Pentagon officials said they are growing increasingly concerned about the worsening security situation in Sinai, and say they might have to take “additional measures,” including deploying more and heavier weapons, to keep their troops safe.
What are American troops doing in the Sinai? Are they there to help the new Egyptian government or to help Israel? Instead of being told about the injuries of Americans we are treated to crap stories like Kanye wants to be prez….and you still believe that the media is NOT a propaganda tool?
2–Everyone has heard about the flood of refugees into Southern Europe and the problems countries are having dealing with them, right? But did anyone hear about another “wall” that is being considered?
Hungary and Bulgaria have turned to Israel for advice on building a fence modeled on the one set up on the southern Israeli border with Egypt to stop the influx of refugees.
What better nation to ask than Israel….after all they are building an apartheid wall around the West Bank….what better nation to ask than one that has spent decades controlling a population with severe techniques?
3–About 4 months ago the world was told by the Iraqi government that it would retake the city of Ramadi in a matter of days….that was in May 2015…..how is it going so far?
After ISIS captured Ramadi in mid-May, officials were desperate to downplay the importance. When calling a provincial capital of 500,000 people unimportant didn’t work, they insisted there was a plan in place to quickly retake the city. Months later, they’ve made no real progress to that end.
Surrounding Ramadi was supposed to be the first step, isolating it and cutting it off from ISIS supply lines. Over the course of an entire summer, Iraq’s military hasn’t even managed that much, and has suffered some major casualties by trying to position their military too close to the city.
The lack of success is being blamed on the lack of assisting airstrikes and a heat wave…..both are lame and are nothing but excuses to cover-up an impotent military.
4–The region unknown as Central Asia has peaked my interests…..I believe we may be looking at the next region to explode into major problems……
First is Tajikistan……..
The US has announced the immediate closure of their embassy in Tajikistan today as the nation’s capital city erupted in battle, with an Islamist group led by the Deputy Defense Minister raiding the Defense and Interior Ministries and looting large amounts of weaponry.
Maj. Gen. Abdulkharim Mirzo Nazarzod, the official in question was a commander in the former Islamist rebellion during the 1990s civil war, and his political party, the Islamic Renaissance Party, was banned just last week by the government.
Nazarzod is the second major loss to the government’s military establishment in recent months, after Gulmurod Khalimov, the leader of the special forces, joined ISIS in May. Though there is no sign that Nazarzod joined any existing Islamist group, his historical ties to the old rebellion suggests today’s incidents may be a prelude to another major Islamist rebellion in central Asia.
Next is Kyrgyistan…….
Kyrgyzstan canceled a cooperation treaty with the United States on Tuesday, raising the stakes in a diplomatic row triggered by the award of a human rights prize to a jailed dissident.
Kyrgyz Prime Minister Temir Sariyev ordered his cabinet to renounce the 1993 Bilateral Agreement with the U.S. It will not be valid starting Aug. 20, the government said in a statement.
The agreement provided for U.S. aid to Kyrgyzstan to be brought into and out of the country without the levying of taxes, customs duties or any other payment.
Central Asia will be watched by me….I feel that the next “surprise” will come from this region….in case few know where this is let me point it out for you……
5–News has come out that the Iraqi air force has started air campaigns against ISIS using planes bought from the US….interesting? God yes!
Iraq has not had much or an air force since the invasion of 2003……now ask yourself….without much of an air force……..just who is flying their combat missions?
6– There is another Defense program that is as worthless as ever…..first it was that damn F-35 that after a decade finally starting working within suggested parameters…….then there is the US Navy mine sweeper that cannot find mines…..
The US Navy’s troubled Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), a.k.a. “the Navy’s most hated program since its inception,” was hit with more criticism recently.
In response to an internal Pentagon report that pointed to continuing, decade-long deficiencies in the ship’s mine-hunting system, leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee have served notice that the Department of Defense (DOD) should consider giving up on the project altogether and look for alternatives.
The concept behind the LCS calls for a small surface vessel, designed to operate close to the shore, which can be customized with different modules for three main missions: mine countermeasures, surface warfare, or anti-submarine warfare. The LCS comes in two flavors: the Freedom-class, a conventional hull designed and built by Lockheed Martin, and the Independence-class, a trimaran hull designed and built by General Dynamics. Both classes have a crew of some 40 sailors, but the Independence-class vessels have a larger flight deck to accommodate more air assets.
Another piece of crap brought to us by the Military-Industrial complex……billions spent on a piece of fecal matter……I weep for the sailors ……
None of this news fits the paradigm that the media has set up for the American people……ain’t propaganda great?
Thanx for your attention and I will try to keep posting news that we seldom hear…..
It is good to be back!