Monday, October 13, 2014

Kobane(i) Kurds 'thwart' ISIS- Deja Vu! The war expands

The Kurds also beat back ISIS in Iraq- Makes one question the omnipotence of ISIS?

Kurdish fighters hold of ISIS advance at Kobani

The Islamic State has been turned back in Kobani
After a series of American airstrikes and with an assist from the Kurdish peshmerga, IS has been turned back. Officials fear that thousands could have been killed if the Syrian border town fell;
Kurds thwart ISIS forces
“They [IS] are sending fighters without much combat experience,” Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman said.
Fighters without much combat experience? Hmmmmmm......
And we are told ISIS is a global threat? A cancer. Ebola.

Kurds Crush ISIS

In Kobane, on Syria's border with Turkey, a pall of black smoke hung over the strategic town as the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported heavy jihadist losses.

image from here

 What or who the image represents is not mentioned in the linked article?
Attacking Islamic State jihadists met firm Kurdish resistance in the Syrian battleground town of Kobane on Sunday
Same news here

Gonna be honest here and of course I could be mistaken- a 'win' coming at this time is going to be used to sell the expansion of the war on Syria. Possibly Lebanon.
ie: look how successful the airstrikes were...

We get a sense of expansion from two related news items
  
First : Turkey to allow US to use Incirlik airbase 
-Turkish officials claim talks are still ongoing- I doubt it
-Turkish officials are playing to their domestic audience because this is going to be extremely unpopular. So they will lie as long as they can
Turkish and U.S. military officials are continuing to discuss the use of Turkish military bases, including the ─░ncirlik base, and its airspace in the fight against extremist jihadists in Iraq and Syria, sources from the Prime Ministry have stated, denying claims that a deal has been reached on the issues.

Turkish media quoted unnamed sources saying there had been “no new agreement” between Turkey and the United States, apart from on the training of moderate Syrian rebels.

The report comes after top U.S. officials announced that Turkey had approved U.S. requests to use its military bases.
 Second: Turkey to Help Train and Equip Moderate Syrian Rebels

There are no moderate rebels- See the comment above about ISIS sending in ill trained, inexperienced fighters? Those are your future trainees!
Retired Marine Gen. John Allen, the Obama administration’s special envoy in the U.S. fight against the Sunni militant group calling itself Islamic State, and Brett McGurk, the deputy U.S. envoy, held meetings on Thursday and Friday in Ankara, where Turkish officials agreed to take part in the American-led program to train and equip moderate Syrian opposition forces, said Marie Harf, a State Department spokeswoman said on Friday.

A Pentagon planning team will travel to Ankara next week to discuss Turkey’s role in the effort, which has yet to be defined.

U.S. defense officials have been pressing Turkey for weeks to take part in a newly proposed Pentagon-led training program, which U.S. and Gulf officials say will take months to get up and running. That training mission, using bases in Saudi Arabia and possibly elsewhere, would be designed to train up to 5,000 moderate fighters a year and would operate alongside a covert Central Intelligence Agency program, officials said.
Turkey has played a role in the CIA’s train-and-equip program for handpicked Syrian rebels (ISIS and other jihadi brands) which began last year (It began long before last year, what baloney!)

6 comments:

  1. Sell the expansion of the war into Syria, you say?

    Now, which apartheid genocidal country would want to do THAT?

    Why, Penny, you'll be interested to note that there's a new exhibit that's debuting at the US Holocaust Museum - gee, what a surprise! - this week entitled "27,000 Real Honest to God Torture Photos That a Super Genuine Defector Smuggled Out of Syria that Prove Assad is a War Criminal and Needs the Old Regime Change".

    The photos even made - sniffle - sensitive war criminal Samantha Power fight back TEARS!!! Awh.

    Rotting in a prison for the rest of eternity is too good for every single one of these people.

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  2. NO! What garbage. Those photos don't prove anything. I have done two posts or more on "Caesar" and his hoax.

    Kind of gives one an idea regarding the rest of the contents in the museum doesn't it?
    If the museum will exhibit, phony, PR firm created evidence and present it as credible- reputations and all being at stake- then clearly the US holocaust museum is unconcerned with credibility and reputations at stake. So how valid are the rest of their exhibits

    As for Samantha Power? Fighting back tears- What tears of joy for all the death she has guaranteed?
    The woman is pure evil

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  3. Yes, I know but I think this episode just points DIRECTLY to the fact that NOTHING has changed whatsoever regarding the Zionist plan to conquer/balkanize Syria and any analysis that excludes mention of Israel and the neocons is simply worthless.

    These people - as evidenced OVER DECADES - do not stop and their objectives have remained the same.

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    1. Me"Kind of gives one an idea regarding the rest of the contents in the museum doesn't it?
      If the museum will exhibit, phony, PR firm created evidence and present it as credible- reputations and all being at stake- then clearly the US holocaust museum is unconcerned with credibility and reputations at stake. So how valid are the rest of their exhibits"

      J Sorrentine

      "These people - as evidenced OVER DECADES - do not stop and their objectives have remained the same"

      Because it's all politics all the time
      truth- out the door!
      fact- what's that
      it's only lies, exaggerations and worse- genocide to promote an agenda to reach a goal

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    2. I think that it's actually worse than that although it appears the same.

      Some bright kid at the Rand Institute or something similar came up with the idea of "reality creation" as a way around the stalemate of the Prisoner's Dilemma vis a vis rival nuclear states. Instead of being hemmed in by MAD, the reality creation strategy - part of which is that you NEVER EVER falter or hint that you're bullshitting, mind you - you are "free" to act as you would like because - voila! - in your "reality" you are not a "prisoner" hemmed in by delimited choices.

      Nope you are free to act as you would like because - now get this - you are "exceptional" and the rules don't apply to you. Hmm, exceptionalism, huh? Now which two countries are the most "exceptional" - by their own reckoning, natch - in the ENTIRE world?

      Um, I don't know maybe the war criminal US and the apartheid genocidal state of Israel? Nah.

      Certainly it may look like these people are just playing politics but some of the bizarre actions by our elite over the recent past seem to suggest that there is something deeper and more strategic than simply quotidian spin etc.

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    3. "Certainly it may look like these people are just playing politics but some of the bizarre actions by our elite over the recent past seem to suggest that there is something deeper and more strategic than simply quotidian spin etc. "

      I would agree, completely. Absolutely!

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