Friday, August 8, 2014

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

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Obama- the man makes me want to vomit!
"America is coming to help," Obama said during a (late night) news conference in the White House dining room.
Why a late night conference?  Coming to help who and for what? And how is it that airstrikes really ever help anyone?

We can already notice the contradictions?
Reuters photographs showed what appeared to be Islamic State fighters controlling a checkpoint at the border area of the Kurdish semi-autonomous region, little over 30 minutes' drive from Arbil, a city of 1.5 million that is headquarters to the Kurdish regional government and of many businesses.
Photographs that showed what appeared...........
However “ a Kurdish security official denied that the militants were in control of the Khazer checkpoint, and the regional government said its forces were advancing and would "defeat the terrorists", urging people to stay calm”
Denied by a Kurdish security official..........

Of course the excuse is ‘humanitarian, but, that is pure unadulterated Grada A bullsh*t!

Bah,hah, hah... Obama out to prevent genocide?- Only in doublespeak world!

Forgot this tidbit from the CBC article!
U.S. air power could also be used to protect American personnel if the militants advance toward the Kurdish capital Arbil, where they are based

Flashback to this post form last week!
If you did not read it then, you should read it now-

  Expanding US Drone Facility- Egyptian/Pakistan/Saudi Troops at Iraqi border Tidbit:

 A supposedly secret but locally well-known CIA station on the outskirts of Irbil’s airport is undergoing rapid expansion as the United States considers whether to engage in a war against Islamist militants who’ve seized control of half of Iraq in the past month. Western contractors hired to expand the facility and a local intelligence official confirmed the construction project, which is visible from the main highway linking Irbil to Mosul.

President Barack Obama said he had authorised limited bombing to prevent “genocide” and blunt the onslaught of Sunni radicals who have captured swathes of northern Iraq and advanced to a half hour drive from the Kurdish regional capital, Arbil.

U.S. officials also announced an acceleration of military supplies to the Kurdish regional government,

The U.S. Defence Department said planes dropped 72 bundles of supplies, including 8,000 ready-to-eat meals and thousands of gallons of drinking water, for threatened civilians near Sinjar.

Sinjar: Location, location, location

Right on the border with Syria.

If you did not read this post, you need to go back and read it:

"Refugee camps" in Kurdish/Iraq- Kurds request No-fly Buffer Zone & Armed US Assist

*Mentioned- The construction of a new, ready this week,  20,000 person refugee camp 
But there were no refugees

*Also a previous "refugee camp" built in Sinjar!

A town without refugees at the time of construction. Yet that very same town, Sinjar, just so happened to contain a refugee camp built by Turkey. And, as coincidence would have it, Sinjar was shortly there after over run by ISIS.

OH and by the way.... If there is already a refugee camp present in Sinjar why are the alleged refugees fleeing to the mountains at the border with Syria. Can't they use the refugee camp already operating? Or is it being used by other parties? Or are their no refugees fleeing to the border with Syria and this is simply one pretext to get the no fly zone and armed American assistance as requested?
* Turkmen Front leader and Iraqi MP Ers,ad Salihi has applied to the United Nations’ Iraq representative to establish a buffer and no-fly zone for the community.
*The Kurdistan Regional Government has officially asked the United States for armed assistance
Which they got! - See links above
Obama orders "limited airstrikes"
"U.S. officials also announced an acceleration of military supplies to the Kurdish regional government"
 This could very easily, by design, spread over into Syria!

Consider this? When ISIS first started their onslaught in Mosul- Air assistance was requested to suppress the attacks? The US denied the request of the elected government. Iraq then  got it's own planes, started bombing ISIS and now the US is going to undertake airstrikes? Why?
Baghdad is able to strike ISIS and did so the other day. Is this why the kurds suddenly requested a 'buffer/no fly zone' and the US agreed to it?


Exactly as I suspected- Airstrikes could be used more broadly in Iraq!
While the president said the operations would be limited, senior administration officials indicated that U.S. airstrikes could be used more broadly.
 The U.S. now has near continuous manned and unmanned surveillance planes flying over Erbil to assess the Islamic State’s threat, defense officials said.
Refer back to that post from last week/relinked above.
 “We will strike at a time and place of our choosing,” said one senior defense official

Interesting photo accompanying this article

Yazidis displaced by fighting protest in front of the gates of the United Nations office in Erbil in northern Iraq on Aug. 4.


First- I have no idea whether or not these really are Yazidis? Do you? 

Second- I thought the Yazidis had fled to the mountains in Sinjar and were dying of starvation and dehydration in the hot summer sun- yes I read that this morning. So, what are they doing in Erbil? 

Third- What's up with the English signs? Looks like a photo op for the NATO/US media 


U.S. launches first airstrikes in Iraq
 American troops in the northern city of Irbil and the U.S. consulate there in the Kurdish region of Iraq. The troops were sent to Iraq earlier this year as part of the White House response to the extremist group's swift movement across the border with Syria and into Iraq.
"When the lives of American citizens are at risk, we will take action," Obama said. "That's my responsibility as commander in chief."
Is this narrative morphing  from protecting minorities to protecting Americans?
Good thing the US had massively and very quickly expanded that airbase in Erbil, right?
Proof of advance planning. It's all there.


Obama Has No 'Specific End Date' for U.S. Military Strikes in Iraq

So "limited' airstrikes actually means no limit- Of course!

President Barack Obama has not established a "specific end date" for U.S. military strikes in Iraq, the White House said on Friday, explaining the situation will depend on the security situation in the country.
"The president has not laid out a specific end date," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters.

Followed up with more in a second post

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


  1. comments are unmoderated for this post-
    feel free to leave relevant comments

    for me, what a story to wake up to this am- Geez!

  2. Saudis have already warned that IS is coming and deployed troops to border; Pak and Egypt troops rumored in the Kingdom

    Saudis backing the Lebanon incursion to capture IS leader; so it the US. A huge sectarian storm created with Hariri half halfheartedly accusing Hez of the problem

    Iranian advisers allegedly in Kurdistan!

    Israel resumed strikes in Gaza

    Maliki promised to send in the air force to support the Kurd fight after accusing the Kurds weeks before of conspiring with former BAATH and IS.

    Iran RG and Hez fighters dying in Iraq

    Iran is said to be looking to replace Maliki but hasn't found someone suitable yet. But the fact that advisers are in Kurdistan and the diplomatic talk suggests the Iranians are perhaps mediating (in spite of those Rumors of Mossad and MEK operating out of the region - Iran killing 2 birds one stone?)

    So Maliki backed by Russian fighters maybe is calling the Kurd bluff if in fact it is a mock up to instigate the final nails (weapons from US to stand down Baghdad ) on Kurd declaration (which Israel has already backed)

    Or has Is gone rogue and turned on their partners necessitating intervention?

    Is the US moving to block Iranian intervention and mediation?

    Watch the Saudi Iran news especially as the Qatar has hosted a few meetings with Saudi lately for what intent? the Saudi and Iran detente has been subtle and inching along but the Saudis did recently invite the Iran FM. Is weeks ago allegedly over run a Jordan town - with rumors of soldiers like Mosul deserting. So suddenly after the Saudis went shopping in Pak with a loan back in March (allegedly for nuke tech) and rallied the Egypt troops to the Kingdom (it was rumored that Egypt was the weight station for Iraq oil getting to Assad) they find themselves arm to arm with Iran....

    US intervention?

    1. Saudis have already warned that IS is coming and deployed troops to border; Pak and Egypt troops rumored in the Kingdom

      caught that news, in this post

      It looks to be a US intervention, though right now it looks to me that the Saudi's and Israel are also involved- Israel and the Kurds have been thick as thieves for some time

      how this evolves shall be interesting

  3. also FYI Turkish planes were already in there pre US dropping supplies after the PKK called on all Kurds to rise up against threats. PKK talks have stalled in Turkey as Erdogan keeps up the pressure on gutting the judicial system which he claims is the deep state runs by GULEN..

    Yest'd: Turkish war planes are making exploratory flights over Iraq; Turkey airdrops aid to internally displaced persons in Iraq (on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq) Hurriyet

    1. I covered the info that Turkey was already busy in Iraq
      They have built and are building refugee camps
      and turkey has even bigger plans, when I can I will get that one up here

  4. Maybe some insihgts here on ISIS and its backers...
    ISIS aims at Baghdad from south Using secret tunnels built by Saddam Hussein. But seizing towns on the southern perimeter would let ISIS step up suicide and car bomb attacks in the capital and perhaps restart the urban warfare of 2006-07 when Sunni and Shiite militia battled street by street.

    Who providing the terrain mapping? former Baath alliance?

  5. Iranian forces arrive in Kurdistan

  6. Is US moving to trump Iran diplo moves? Especially after that Iran and Russia energy deal?

    Saudi and US are not on the same team. Is Saudi trapped in their own web? What card are they playing? That Sochi leak about Chechnya has every appearance of disinformation, which might offer some insights...


  7. "Is US moving to trump Iran diplo moves?"

    Maybe? But why would the Kurds have allowed Iranian forces in?

    1. the original PaulAugust 8, 2014 at 9:54 AM

      the Kurds are split. One side, the weaker of the two, is aligned with the west. The stronger side, though less vocal, wants to stay with Iraq but with autonomy and is working with the Iraqi gov. and being helped by Iran.

    2. "the kurds are split"
      I can believe that. From my understanding there has always been that issue between them....

  8. also speculated here

    "The first was that the advance and confrontation of the Kurds did not begin till the return of Former President Jalal Talibani. He is pragmatic and astute as opposed to Massoud Barzani who is Kurdish nationalistic and believed to be close to Israel. A deal was being reported where he, Talibani, allowed the Iranians to send in 200 “Advisors”; this was denied by the Iranian press. But it is possible that the Kurds are now being “advised” by the Iranians. "

    Iran runs Maliki. They have made clear he is expendable. Sistani has called for his ouster. So has Sadr going back to earlier this year. Maliki has fanned the flames especially that raid on Sunni politician with security official killed back in 2012.

    But last month He called for immunity for Sunni tribes to fight for Iraq

    Iran appears to be trying to work a federalist approach circa the Russian push on Ukraine pre Maiden.

    Who wants it broken?
    Saudi has been very vocal and perhaps their backing the IS raid in Lebanon is a statement on Iraq as well.

    1. anonymous 9:19

      do you have a thoughtline you can put together?
      Who wants Iraq broken?
      I would think the US, Israel, some kurds, etc.
      for certain, but, who else do you suspect?

  9. Well this is fun except for those living there, the monster has broken lose from it masters.

    1. It's a sad day when the psycho humans are bombing others :(

  10. The post is updated yet again!

  11. Implausible Deniability - West's ISIS Terror Hordes in Iraq

    August 8, 2014 (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - The US has pledged assistance for victims of and even possible "airstrikes" against terrorists who have surrounded and threaten to eradicate thousands of religious minorities in Iraq. However, the terrorists themselves are a product of US foreign policy in the Middle East and North Africa, and instrumental in achieving Western objectives across the region. Punitive strikes and aid to the victims of what is essentially a Western mercenary army is part of maintaining plausible deniability.