Tuesday, August 19, 2014

US/Syria "not on same page" fighting ISIS- FAA issues no fly warning over Syria

Gee, how come the US & Syria are not on the same page in fighting ISIS?
Isn't the US striking at ISIS in Iraq? Because they are terrorists? The very same terrorists who have laid seige to many towns, brutalized civilians and taken over oilfields in Syria?
How could they not be "on the same page"?
Of course, I am being rhetorical!US, Syria ‘not on the same page’ in fighting IS

State Department official says Washington, Damascus have yet to share common ground in fight against IS.
 Washington and Damascus are "not on the same page" in the fight against their common enemy the Islamic State, whose militants have declared a "caliphate" straddling swathes of Iraq and Syria, US officials said Monday.

The United States has been battling IS insurgents just over the Syrian border in Iraq with a series of air strikes that began on August 8.

Over the past three days, US military aircraft carried out 35 strikes, destroying more than 90 IS targets in the most intensive bombardments since the start of the campaign.

While acknowledging that Syria and the United States shared a common enemy, State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said the two have yet to share common ground.

"I would strongly disagree with the notion that we are on the same page here in terms of what we're doing," Harf said.

She also stressed that "in Iraq, we have a government that has asked for our help and asked for our support and welcomed us in. That obviously is not the case in Syria."

On Monday, Syrian warplanes bombed IS positions in the northern province of Raqa for a second day and warplanes targeted several IS-held positions in Aleppo province.

"It's a good thing when ISIS fighters are taken off the battlefield, period," Harf said, using another acronym by which the group is known.

But "I'm not going to say that we share anything in common with the Syrian regime," she added.

Harf also pegged blame for the militants' growing presence on "the Assad regime's own actions that helped lead to the rise of ISIS," which joined in with some opposition fighters battling the government there.

In the long-term, Harf said, the US aims "to take out ISIS's leadership, to degrade their operational abilities, to cut off their financing sources, to go after them in a comprehensive way, to cut off their ability to do the things we've seen them do."
The US aims to take out the ISIS leadership? Hmmmmm......


Where in the world is al Baghdadi? Kurdish media official says he fled to Syria!

 —Leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and self-proclaimed caliph Abu-Bakr Al-Baghdadi fled the northern city of Mosul to return to Syrian territory


1-  Air Corridors & Bogus Humanitariansim as cover for wider war in the Middle East?

2- The Yazidi genocide narrative strains credulity- No fly zone by stealth

Air Corridors and No fly zones by stealth?

And more from today's news!-

FAA- No flying over Syria as 'rebels' just happen upon anti air-craft missiles


-Armed groups in Syria have an estimated several hundred portable anti-aircraft missiles that could easily be diverted to extremists and used to destroy low-flying commercial planes.
 -The report was released just hours after the US Federal Aviation Administration issued a notice to US airlines banning all flights in Syrian airspace.
 Porous borders and the presence in Iraq and other neighbouring countries of groups affiliated with al-Qaeda and other extremists heighten the danger that anti-aircraft weapons could spread to other trouble spots.
 The report names Sudan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia as likely sources for MANPADS systems smuggled to insurgents inside Syria but cautions that there still is no certainty about their origins. Rebel groups have also boasted of seizing anti-aircraft launchers and missiles from Syrian forces.

Coincidentally or NOT- The US and EU are shipping arms ostensibly to the "Kurds"

Obama administration has revealed that Washington has started arming Kurds.
Arming the Kurds is arming ISIS- there is a definite connection between those two groups

This comes after the France foreign minister Laurent Fabius stated that soon France and other European countries would discuss the possibility of giving heavy weapons to Iraq, especially Kurdish Peshmerga Forces.

In an interview with French media, Fabius pointed out that it is important for European countries to give heavy and modern weapons to Iraq, particularly Peshmerga forces in order that they are be able to defend and protect their homeland as well as other ethnic groups against the (IS) militants.
Giving heavy weapons to Kurds and Iraq- Porous borders between Iraq and Syria
Airdrops in the mountains to the Yazidi brand Kurds--- across the mountains lies Syria
Manpads smuggled to insurgents- uncertain origins
Get the picture?


  1. Algeria Intercepts Europe-Bound IS Terrorists. All of those apprehended had identical cellphones, GPS navigation systems and a combined $100,000. During interrogations, the detainees claimed they were recruited by the IS in Syria and were to be trained in Libya to perform terrorist attacks in Europe.

    And Malaysia again
    Malaysia militants aimed to create Islamic state across S-E Asia, including including Singapore: Police. Mr Ayob Khan told AFP the group, all Malaysians, had visions of establishing a hardline South-east Asian Islamic caliphate spanning Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Singapore, and planned to travel to Syria to learn from ISIS

    This is Executive Outcomes all over again..

    1. http://pennyforyourthoughts2.blogspot.com/2014/08/isis-tentacles-reach-toward-china.html?showComment=1408370799866#c987812888981472128

    2. June 2014
      “The United States and our friends, we have tools that could put greater pressure on Bashar al-Assad,” Ford said. “Especially as the extremist threat to the United States and to our friends emanating out of Syria grows, I think we really must consider carefully whether or not we are doing all we can to help our friends in Syria.” “And by the way, they're (moderate opposition) actually winning in the north of Syria. Assad has done well in the capital, down south. But in the north, the moderate opposition is actually gaining ground.” “We will need friends on the ground – not American soldiers, but friends, Syrians – who are fighting those groups and we need to help those people in their fight against al Qaeda. And we need to do it urgently.”

    3. ISIS recruits at record pace in Syria

    4. linky anonymous person, if you ever wished to write a brief outline for all your info, I would love it!

  2. Do its ok for US to go in if Iraq asks for help but not ok for russia to go in if novorossiya asks for help!

    1. Hi Brian

      Oh the double standards
      and look at the brutal crackdown in the US?
      But Assad and Yanukovich (spelling) were thugs for taking down "peaceful" really armed destabilizers
      for shame