STOP Coddling Israel!

Something completely different today…………….I have a full day of doctors and lectures today….so I will be depending on drafts that I have saved……

Now that the war on Palestinians is over (for now) there is a full court press to protect Israel from any repercussions from there all out destruction of Gaza…….According to U.S. Congressman Steve Israel (D-NY), the Israeli government hopes that he and his colleagues in Washington, DC will do everything in their power to prevent the International Criminal Court from pushing forward with possible war crimes charges against his nation over its recent attack on the Gaza Strip which resulted in the killing over nearly 1,900 Palestinians, including a large proportion of civilians and hundreds of children.

The US Senate rushed to the aid if Israel with Senate Resolution #526…..

Bill text available as:

The US just repeats the lies that Israel spreads…like the tunnel thing….and that the war was about getting Hamas…..the war was about total destruction of the Gaza infrastructure, nothing else….and the whole democracy thing is also a lie……elections do not make a democracy…………time for the US to do the right thing and cut the cord!

And now the nuclear Middle East……….

After spurning the Syria-backed resolution, the IAEA voted 117-0 in favor of an Egypt version that called on “all states in the region” to join the NPT. Israel is the only nation in the entire region that is not a member of the NPT, so it effectively urges the exact same thing, just avoiding mentioning Israel by name.

At that time, during the NPT’s own conference, the United States signed and loudly endorsed a call for a “nuclear free Middle East.” When it was pointed out after the conference that this meant Israel, the only nuclear-armed nation, the State Department issued a statement of “deep regret” over the deal, complaining it unfairly singled out Israel.

The US has been covering Israel’s ass since 1948…….at what point does it become monotonous……..it is about time that Israel stand on their own and start taking responsibility for their actions.  They have become a bully….and a bully with protectors in their pockets.

As long as their money is spread around like peanut butter among our politicians there will never be a point that we do not bend to their, Israel’s, will.

I know…..I know….I am a dreamer….as long as the defense contractors can make money we will forever be kneeling to Israel……a position that America has become too comfortable with after so many years.

As my reader can tell….. I have become truly disgusted with the situation.

 

 

ISIS Coalition Situation Report (SITREP) #9

Good Day

The war is going well or as well as the powers that be want it to go……but since the public has signed on to the situation in the Middle east and approve of the tactics the media has pushed it to the background……but these reports will continue until they are NO longer needed……

Shall we begin?

Item 1–One of the first things that the military said before this air war began was that they would try to limit the killing of civilians…….has that changed?

The Obama Administration’s previous promises not to launch drone strikes unless there is a “near certainty” that the strike won’t kill any civilians, much publicized in the lead up to the new ISIS war, doesn’t apply to US strikes in Iraq or Syria, according to Centcom.

The “near certainty” standard was meant to apply “only when we take direct action outside areas of active hostilities,” according to Centcom spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden, who says that the war with ISIS doesn’t count.

Now that the public has given its overwhelming approval the civilians are of No concern…..

Item 2–Seems the Iraqi military is ‘accidentally’ supplying ISIS……

Iraqi military supply helicopters were supposed to be taking shipments of food, water, and ammunition to besieged troops in the Shaqlawah base in Anbar Province late last week, where they’ve been out of the normal supply lines for a week. The supplies were dropped, just not where you’d want them.

Instead of dropping the shipments of food, water, and ammunition on the besieged base, many of the pilots mistakenly dropped the supplies on the ISIS fighters themselves.

Consider the ever changing loyalties in Iraq….was this truly an accident or was it an intentional act?

Item 3–Turkey recently moved tanks into the area of the border with Syria to ‘protect’ from cross border skirmishes and to prevent fighters from going over to join ISIS…….and now they are trying to do more……..

Turkey’s parliament is debating a government-requested mandate allowing the country to get its war involved in Iraq and Syria, and they are seeking an unlimited mandate for “all possible threats.”

That includes not only the prospect of fighting ISIS in both countries, a prospect that looms large, but also mentions the possibility of striking “Kurdish militants” across both countries if they move toward secession, and striking the Assad government as well.

This will give the coalition a new member in the fight….but it will also give Turkey cover for their war on the Kurds……which is more of a concern than ISIS to them.

Item 4–Because of this newest war the ethnic and sectarian divisions are becoming more and more deeply entrenched……..and even with the possible defeat of ISIS the countries will NEVER be the same…….so are we fighting for some form of normalcy in the Middle East?  If that is our motivation then we are failing miserably.

Item 5–The UAE and Saudi Arabia have taken an active role in this war……..a good thing right?  But why would these two countries that have avoided any interference in the events in the Middle East suddenly become more proactive?

The decision by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to join air strikes in Syria reflects an increasingly muscular foreign policy by the Gulf Arab heavyweights that has already started to reshape the balance of power in the Middle East.

But the use of force for what end?  As this conflict carries on more and more theories will be put forth…..this is one thing that needs to be watched and watched closely…..even though they are our coalition partners there could be ulterior motives at work here.

Item 6–It seems that no country is willing to acknowledge the validity of the Islamic State…but is that completely true?

The so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) intends to inaugurate its first diplomatic mission in Istanbul in order to provide consular services for all who wish to join the extremist group in Iraq, reported Turkish daily Aydinlik as saying.

Abu-Omar Al-Tunisi, the ISIS de facto head of foreign relations issued a statement, saying that the Islamic Caliphate is determined to launch its first diplomatic mission in a friendly and Muslim country. He further noted that the ISIS hopes that the bilateral relations with Ankara will witness more developments under the aegis of newly-elected president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

So far this is the only mention of the event…I will continue to try and confirm the validity of this report.  If true…..is Turkey playing both sides against the middle?

Events will start to spiral and the news coverage probably will not be as it should be…..these briefings I will try to fill in the gaps.

Thanx for your time and attention.

Next briefing as needed.

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Chuq, What To Do?

Opinion from the desk of the Editor:

 

Has anyone else noticed that the war on ISIS has all but slid off the front page?  I guess it is the old “outta sight, outta mind” thing.

We Americans are a fickle bunch.  Once we lose interest then we move on to the next “big” story that the media feeds us.  And then begin to bitch about that little piece of info fed to is through an eye dropper.

It is almost predictable just how fast the war thing becomes a distant memory once the case has been made to do it and the public gives it it’s approval.  Once we digest the new events then we start bitching about what is being done and how we cannot understand the situation at all.  And the bitching will continue until the media decides it is time to move on and give Americans another diversion.

Bet you would like an example…..look at the latest war on Gaza…..while the bombs were falling and people dying every pundit was trying to get to the “real” facts of the conflict….now the bombs have stopped but the dying continues and NO one cares enough to do a follow up….this accomplishes things like diverts the attention from the possible war crimes of Israel and diverts attention to other bigger things (to be determined by the media)…….

Or the latest news………..Afghanistan and the United States signed a long-awaited security pact today that will allow US forces to remain in the country past the end of the year. At a ceremony held at the presidential palace in Kabul, newly appointed national security adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar signed the document along with US Ambassador James Cunningham. The deal will allow about 10,000 American troops to stay in the country after the international combat mission ends Dec. 31.

The pundit class never noticed…..but a DUI from some swimmer makes in the evening news…..matters not that we will be fighting in Afghanistan for at least 25 years.  Or their fixation on some American blue blood that squirts out a baby…..NO one cares!

There is NOTHING more important that our soldiers and especially fighting a war they cannot win……saying nothing about the damage these wars have done to lives and families….but somehow it is not that important.  It is SHAMEFUL!

This is one blogger that will NOT take the bait.  And because of my stubbornness I will possibly lose some readers because I will not bow to social convention and take the bait.

When I write I write for truth and understanding….NOT for popularity.  If my style loses me readers then so be it…..but I will NOT compromise just to gain popularity.

As the war continues….so will be my posts……..

For my readers that appreciate my attempts to paint a more factual picture of our involvement in the Middle east….Thank you for your time…..and to those that will move on…..sorry to see you go.

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Is there a moderate Syrian opposition? – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

The big question on anyone’s mind that has an interest in the affairs of the Middle East…..Americans are told almost daily about these ‘moderates’……but is there such a thing?

A good piece from the Middle East that tackles that question……..

 

Is there a moderate Syrian opposition? – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East.

Syria: F.U.B.A.R.

Inkwell Institute

Middle East Desk

FUBAR?  Anyone ever served in the military?  FUBAR is a term one uses when a situation is spiraling out of control…….it stands for “F*cked Up Beyond All Repair”.  And that is about the best description I can think of that accurately describes Syria.

There are four conflicts going on within the borders of Syria.  First, Assad’s military against the Free Syrian Army, which is not an army, more a loose confederation of militias, second it is Assad against ISIS, third it is militias against ISIS, fourth, militias against each other all trying to be the power that takes down Assad…….in that cluster f*ck where do you put your resources of assistance?

A better question is…….where in the mess do we find allies, those ‘moderate’ rebels?

The latest series of airstrikes in Syria proper…….what is the word coming out of the country?

Though Syrian officials had previously expressed opposition to US airstrikes on their territory, Reconciliation Minister Ali Hayder today said the government believes the strikes are going in “the right direction.

Good to know that Syria’s Assad thinks we are doing the right thing………..but what are the Syrian rebels saying?

Syrian rebels are expressing growing anger about the way the US airstrikes in Syria have gone, complaining that not only did the US not strike Syrian military targets, but that they also attacked al-Qaeda’s Khorasan group.

Those are the people, the fighters, that will be the hammer to drive in the nail of the airstrikes…….

Sorry, but there are more holes in this whole war thing than in a piece of Swiss cheese…….NONE of this is sounding like we will have any ‘friends’ to be our troops on the ground by proxy………

One more point, if and when we train these fighters and turn them loose…..will we protect them from attack from Assad forces since their main concern is the defeat of Assad….will we protect them?  If so is that not an expansion to a war with Syria?

Every day more questions are being asked about these so-called ‘moderate’ rebels that the coalition wants to train……and so far NONE of the questions have been answered with the truth……..we have NO idea who will be those fighters we will depend on to keep Americans from having to intervene…….

Turn the page.

 

They’re Making Up Stuff by Justin Raimondo — Antiwar.com

One last jab at the total nonsense from the war propagandists……fear is a potent motivator…….and a well used tactic by those wanting war……and we Americans fall for the bullsh*t every time.

I have suggested that the appropriate name of our operation to ‘degrade and destroy’ ISIS should be….”Operation We Make This Sh*t Up As We Go”……….

 

They’re Making Up Stuff by Justin Raimondo — Antiwar.com.

ISIS Coalition Situation Report (SITREP) #8

Good Morning…..

I continue to issue SITREPS on the continuing saga of the ISIS coalition and the events surrounding it…….situations that are not as important to the media as I think they should……for too long the American people have been plagued with a lack of information and bags of misinformation and most time out right LIES….hope these attempts will make those interested a more powerful voice in their governments need for war…..

Let us begin…..

Item 1–I start with the cost of the war…………..I recently reported that the air war on ISIS is costing $7-10 million a day…….now there is an update……

The air war in Syria and Iraq has already cost nearly $1 billion and ultimately could cost as much as $22 billion per year if a large ground force is deployed to the region, according to an analysis by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.

The study, due to be released Monday, shows a range of costs based on sustained but low-intensity combat up to a force of 25,000 U.S. troops on the ground.

Keep in mind that all say this will be a prolonged situation….now aswk if that cash could be better spent.  And then ask Congress if they cannot find money to fund school lunches where is this money coming from?

Item 2–We already have about 1600 Amewricans on the ground and now the military is quietly moving more troops into range……..

1,600 US ground troops are already in Iraq, despite the Obama Administration’s claims that there won’t be any ground war in the nation. More or coming to the region very soon.

The Marine Corps has announced a plan to send 2,100 troops to Kuwait as part of the “Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force” for Central Command, to perform assorted “theater sustainment missions.” The exact timing of the deployment is unclear, but will come at some point in FY2015, according to officials.

Keep in mind that Kuwait is a hop from Baghdad……

Item 3–Turkey has been a hold out from joining the coalition…..but since the return of their kidnapped people they seem more open to the exercise…….

Weeks of fighting has put ISIS forces less than 5 km from the outskirts of the key Kurdish border town of Ayn al-Arab, and has them trading fire with Kurdish militias desperately trying to slow their progress.

I understand that they want to protect their border as ISIS inches closer daily……but this smells of something different……..need to keep a close eye on this development……

Item 4–The news is not good for the Iraqi Army….regardless of the hype they are not holding their own on the battlefield……because they seem to be inept they are recruiting now……..

QUSH TAPA, Iraq — The Iraqi military command has begun a campaign to re-enlist soldiers and officers who abandoned their units, a crucial step in its effort to rebuild an army that has been routed in battle after battle by Islamic State jihadists.

Even as the government has continued to equip volunteers, the de facto amnesty for deserters is an acknowledgment that the army desperately needs experienced soldiers……even those that deserted the field recently.

I know they are sucking but is giving cowards a chance to be cowards over again the right tactic?

Item 5–Back in the 90’s I trusted CNN with information from the Middle East……now not so much….so this interview I question it somewhat……….

The United States may be touting its strikes on ISIS targets in Syria, but one of the terror group’s fighters says the hits are trivial at best.

In an exclusive interview with CNN, a Syrian ISIS fighter using the pseudonym Abu Talha said the militant group has been preparing for such attacks.

“We’ve been ready for this for some time,” Abu Talha said. “We know that our bases are known because they’re tracking us with radars and satellites, so we had backup locations.”

It is logical that ISIS was prepared for the attacks since we telegraphed them weeks before it happened……I am still not convinced that this was an accurate interview.

Item 6–Finally, the one subject that everyone in the Obama White House tries to avoid talking about….civilian causalities……

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, US airstrikes against ISIS-held Syria today hit grain silo and other civilian targets, killing at least two civilians and burning multiple silos full of harvested grain.

Locals scrambled to rescue civilian workers trapped by the rubble of the attacks, and it is believed that the US mistook the large silos for “jihadist bases.”

Keep in mind that civilian causalities are inevitable as munch as the admin would rather talk about something else….we will be killing civilians ……and now the count goes on.

That concludes today’s briefing.  Hopefully you can gain insight to the war and its consequences.

Next briefing as needed.

Thanx for your time and attention.

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