Friday, August 8, 2014

Massive US force in Persian Gulf for ISIS- WaPo pushes for wider war

Is this a message to another nation? Let me throw it out there.... Iran?
Update below- entertaining a possibility as to who is getting the message..

Massive US force in Persian Gulf

The U.S. has assembled a massive force of eight ships and 104 aircraft in the Persian Gulf for the air campaign against ISIS in Iraq.

The morning strikes involved two FA-18 fighter-attack planes that dropped 500-pound, laser-guided munitions on a mobile artillery place near Irbil, the Pentagon said.
The jets for both strikes came from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush, according to a Defense Department official who spoke on condition of anonymity.
 Read on at the above link


WaPo being over the top in it's fear mongering/war selling agenda

 Mr. Obama lacks a plausible plan for addressing the larger threat posed by the Islamic State. In recent weeks, a host of senior U.S. officials have described the danger in hair-curling terms: The Islamic State forces, which have captured large numbers of U.S.-supplied heavy weapons, threaten not only the Iraqi and Kurdish governments, but also Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan. With hundreds of Western recruits, they have the ambition and capability to launch attacks against targets in Europe and the United States.
Yet by the White House’s own account, the measures ordered by Mr. Obama are not intended to defeat the Islamic Stateor even to stop its bloody advances in most of the region. Instead they are limited to protecting two cities where U.S. personnel are stationed and one mass of refugees. The hundreds of thousands of people in Syria, Lebanon and elsewhere threatened by the al-Qaeda forces will receive no U.S. protection.
Washington Post is DEFINITELY advocating for wider war. A thought that scares me quite a lot!

The administration is pushing Iraq’s political factions, sharply divided along sectarian lines, to join in forming a new government; once such a government is formed, Mr. Obama said, “the United States will work with it and other countries in the region to provide increased support.” The White House is hopeful that a new prime minister could be nominated this weekend. Even if that occurs, it will probably take Iraqis many more weeks to agree on a common political program, if they are able to do so at all.
Is part of the reasoning for this attack to continue or ramp up the regime change agenda?
The statement below is simply absurd- The US should offer military support to fight ISIS to ISIS.
That is exactly what they are suggesting
 The United States should offer sustained military support to friendly forces that fight the Islamic State, beginning with the Kurds and including moderate Syrian rebels and Iraqi Sunni tribesmen.
I put my arms up in frustration. The theatre of the absurd!

The previous day's post had several updates if you missed them

Obama: "America is coming to help" Airstrikes on Iraq, alone?


  1. To add some perspective watch the isis boko aq, rebels whatever threat spilling into cameroon. Look at china refinery and use of cam port. Look at xi agenda on africa trip.

    And the french have just said the black box on that jet is wrecked. This after rumors floating of an egypt and algeria attack on libya.

    Ground zero for wbola guinea. Late last year israeli mercs picked up alleged planning coup. Months later israeli billionare saw his billion dollar iron ore deposit clawed back. His offices also raided in switzerland in us request.

  2. If WP doesn't stop all this warmongering I might stop letting it use my initials.

    1. winter, apologies, that hadn't even crossed my mind
      I am going to change that
      because I don't want anyone to associate NATO war mongering media with your site or you
      It just didn't occur to me

  3. Oddly, as Europe and America must prepare for imminent attacks, Israel is not worried. It is not bracing itself against scary ISIS bogeyman, but rather using the present lack of attention on itself to continue its Palestinian genocide and expand its territory in Gaza. (There's oil and gas in them there waters!).

    1. Israel is unconcerned about that which it partners with

  4. the original PaulAugust 8, 2014 at 8:39 PM

    The usatoday article is funny... "massive force".

    Just so everyone understands, this is not any out of the ordinary force for the Persian Gulf. 5th fleet normally has this size force.

    1. I had no idea that was exaggerated, but then military stuff is not so much my forte
      hubby didn't think it was huge either?

  5. they last had blacklists in the era of McCarthy! now its an antizionist witchhunt...this is what comes when one ethnic group controls everything
    Retweeted by Russian Market
    The Times of London ‏@thetimes 54m
    Hollywood studios blacklist Penelope Cruz over #Gaza 'genocide' letter (Getty)

    how sad that these tyrannical execs wont be able to watch any of the films theyve already made!
    anyone looking for tyrants or dictators, try hollywood

    1. ty brian
      keepin' us all in the loop!