Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Chaos in Baghdad. Keeping Iraqi forces away from the NATO/PKK Operation to Take Mosul

I’ve alluded to this possibility a couple of times in two previous posts:
Here (with reference back to yet another post)
     "Clearly the US is moving on Mosul sooner, rather then later, as I expect"

It appears to me as if all this confusion, discord and chaos (in Baghdad)  is part of the prep work for the move on Mosul.
Since the US and company intend to annex Mosul, as has been stated here repeatedly. And the involvement of the Iraqi forces aka nationalist forces could impede/slow down or prevent this annexation from happening.

 The momentum to annex, ethnically cleanse,  Mosul is not going to be stopped by the 'chaos in Baghdad' because it was never dependent on Baghdad.
Curiously or conveniently, Baghdad has certainly been a hot spot the past few weeks- Multiple publicized Protests. Suicide bombings in the multiples. Etc.,

Considering all that’s been going on, the article below was a rather interesting and suggestive read:

No U.S. combat advisers for Fallujah invasion (to fight ISIS)

Briefly speaking,  Iraqi forces have moved on Fallujah since this is the locale being used to target Baghdad. And the US is not assisting the Iraqi forces- No on the ground advisers. Just a claim of air support. Which isn’t necessarily a positive. Since the US has previously bombed and killed scores of Iraqi forces previously:

“ U.S. is unlikely to deploy ground-level American combat advisers to support the Iraqi Army’s new operation to oust Islamic State militants from Fallujah.”

So the US is not going to support Iraqi forces as they attempt to oust ISIS? Odd isn’t it?
“Yet the U.S. military will continue to provide airstrikes for the Iraqi troops moving into Fallujah” a defence official said.
Not necessarily beneficial for Iraqi forces.- Shooting fish in a barrel? Easy pickin's
“For months U.S. officials have urged the Iraqis to prioritize retaking Mosul in northern Iraq, but a spate of new ISIS terrorist attacks in Baghdad prompted the Iraqi government to shift its focus to the ISIS stronghold just 40 miles west of the capital. It's likely ISIS is using Fallujah as a staging area for the attacks on Baghdad”

US officials have made very clear that Baghdad?Iraqi government is a non- issue in retaking Mosul
I’ve covered that one more then on occasion. And the ISIS attacks from Fallujah on Baghdad certainly serve as a handy distraction from US/NATO/Israeli/PKK moves in northern Iraq
When we ask the question- Who/what benefits from all those attacks on Baghdad?
The answer is those that are remaking the Middle East. Those destroying Iraq. Those annexing territory. Israel. NATO. PKK. US. Get the picture?

 From earlier:

Saving Mosul Dam from Afar? Sweden of all places?


  1. In View of the US backed offensive on Raqqa/Syria, the drop in and now reprots of NATO supreme commander making Turkish Military first stop, it is no coincidence that his new PM is making overtures to friends rather than enemies.Will the military stand between Erdogan and Russia detente in wak of the Davutoglu resignation?



  2. "Will the military stand between Erdogan and Russia detente in wak of the Davutoglu resignation?"

    I wouldn't doubt that the Turkish military would stand between a detente- Surely large parts of it will
    Turkey sadly is a nation of divided loyalties
    Davotaglu is looking for a reward for his specific loyalties

    1. boy did I butcher that spelling- oh well!