It is T’Giving and I normally try to not post too much serious stuff…..I try to have a good quiet day with family and friends…..but I read this piece and immediately a WTF came out of my mouth….then I uttered my usual retort….”the Rat Bastards”!
What do you have to say?
We all know how just barbaric the group ISIS is…all the violence, beheadings, torture, rape, on and on….and we have been told that they have lost the battle for their “capital;” Raqqa….the group is on the run looking for a good place to make their last stand….as it were….
were they permitted to leave Raqqa in convoy with the Us and Britain and the Kurds providing cover for them?
About here a normal person would ask just what the Hell I am talking about….let me give you the skinny as reported by the BBC……
The BBC has uncovered details of a secret deal that let hundreds of IS fighters and their families escape from Raqqa, under the gaze of the US and British-led coalition and Kurdish-led forces who control the city.
A convoy included some of IS’s most notorious members and – despite reassurances – dozens of foreign fighters. Some of those have spread out across Syria, even making it as far as Turkey.
Lorry driver Abu Fawzi thought it was going to be just another job.
He drives an 18-wheeler across some of the most dangerous territory in northern Syria. Bombed-out bridges, deep desert sand, even government forces and so-called Islamic State fighters don’t stand in the way of a delivery.
But this time, his load was to be human cargo. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters opposed to IS, wanted him to lead a convoy that would take hundreds of families displaced by fighting from the town of Tabqa on the Euphrates river to a camp further north.
The job would take six hours, maximum – or at least that’s what he was told.
Now you may ask is WTF is going on with this ISIS bunch and the rest of the world?
Just to make things interesting there is a bit more about this situation……this piece is from the Unz Review…..
Americans have been living in a country that has not known peace since 9/11, when President George W. Bush and his posse of neoconservatives delivered the message to the world that “you are either with us or against us.” The threat was coupled with flurry of hastily conceived legislation that opened the door to the unconstitutional “war on terror” carried out at the whim of the Chief Executive, a conflict which was from the start conceived of as a global military engagement without end.
Bush and his handlers might not have realized it at the time but they were initiating a completely new type of warfare. To be sure, there would be fighting on the ground worldwide against an ideologically driven enemy somewhat reminiscent of communism, but there would also be included “regime change” of governments in countries that were not completely on board with the direction coming out of Washington. Instead of invading and occupying a country in the old-fashioned way, so the thinking went, far better to just knock off the top levels and let the natives sort things out while acting under direction from the pros in Washington.
Now you may ask….WTF?