Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Pt.3 Iraq’s Maidan Spring- Operation Annex Mosul is Well Under Way

Operation Annex/Ethnically cleanse Mosul is underway- There is no delay. It's a go.

Finally Part 3- 
If you haven't read Part 1 and 2?
hattip S : who immediately noticed the abundant headlines screaming this morning about the death of an american soldier. North of Mosul.

 Interesting timing for sure. The soldier killed news is the kind of incident that can be used to justify/obfuscate all manner of activities. Same as the chaos in Baghdad.  Let's read the news regarding the US soldier- From Matthew VanDyke via WaPo - giving us, I must say, quite a recounting! Potentially muddying the waters up for the audience, when it's acknowledged quite clearly and implicitly that the soldier died by a single shot- a bullet- sniper fire.
“Matthew VanDyke, an American fighting alongside the Nineveh Plains Protection Units, said the Navy SEAL was hit by a sniper. A U.S. military official confirmed that the death was caused by a bullet. 
Making VanDyke's story about the Seals unloading on ISIS. A firefight with car bombs, all very hollywood, but, is it relevant to the sniper fire death caused by a bullet- I don't know? The soldier could have died prior to the all out battle described below?
VanDyke said that about 20 Navy SEALS arrived not long after the town was lost at around 6:00 a.m.

“They went straight into the fight,” he said. “They lined up on the edge of the town and they were unloading on ISIS.” He said the SEALS advanced in a convoy with peshmerga fighters.

“Every time we’d try to advance, they’d send car bombs,” he said.
The SEALs kept fighting but then ran low on ammunition and pulled out as hundreds of peshmerga reinforcements arrived, VanDyke said. “The SEALS were involved in direct action. That’s for sure.”

Mathew Van Dyke? That’s a familiar name. One I associate with perception management surrounding Syria. Is this the same person?  

Sputnik reports on the same incident: Joint Operation Kills 80 Daesh Fighters North of Mosul

With the Kurds providing the narrative of course:

Iraqi Peshmerga forces, aided by the US-led coalition against the Islamic State, also known as Daesh, eliminated 80 terrorists to the north of the Iraqi city of Mosul, Kurdistan Region Security Council said in a Twitter message on Tuesday.

"At least 25 ISIL [Islamic State] vehicles destroyed today, including 15 by the Peshmerga," the Security Council stated. "Over 80 ISIL terrorists killed. Further updates will follow."
​The Kurdistan Region Security Council said the Daesh sent three car bombs to combat the offensive and occupied Iraqi towns Tel Isqof and Musqelat near Mosul.

 Peshmerga forces were able to retake Musqelat within a few hours.
"Tel Isqof remains surrounded as @CJTFOIR [Coalition] warplanes target remaining ISIL positions," the council added.
Earlier on Tuesday, the US-led Coalition announced that a service member died while aiding counter-terrorist operations in Iraq.

Maybe a firefight took place? Maybe not. One thing is certain the PKK with the help of the US special forces have just taken a bit more of Iraq's territory north of Mosul. And one American soldier died, from a single bullet, fired by a sniper.

 The Crisis in Baghdad and the Liberation of Mosul- Paul Iddon
Less than a fortnight ago US President Barack Obama declared that by the end of this year conditions would be right for the fall of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city which has been an Islamic State (ISIS) stronghold since it was captured in June 2014.   
 It would seem to me the US  might like to have Mosul safely annexed and in the hands of their PKK terror counterparts by June. June of this year. A two year anniversary celebration has such a nice ring to it. Obama could use the  successful retake/ annexing of Mosul as a real  'feel good' ending to his presidential legacy. Perhaps he could outdo the George Bush stunt of so many years ago? 

May 1, 2003- Mission Accomplished
 Mission Accomplished?

 Paul Iddon continues:
 “My expectation is that by the end of the year, we will have created the conditions whereby Mosul will eventually fall," the US president said.
Fall to whom?
 Biden had been, reportedly according to a senior US administration official, hoping that some progress could be made on Mosul before the extremely hot Iraqi summer.
Abadi tweeted in late March that the “first stage of our offensive” to “liberate areas surrounding Mosul” had begun.
 a senior US official who traveled with Biden told the LA Times last Thursday that, “It’s our sense that if momentum is lost in the campaign, it’s more likely to happen on the political side than the military side.”
 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.
"The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants." (Albert Camus 1913-1960.)

An excerpt below from an article titled: Iraq - US Apocalypse in Mosul in the Guise of Bombing ISIS- One important section, read the rest at the link below:

Mosul: Liberation through annihilation
Incredibly on 23rd April, the Independent (2) reported another staggering piece of either disinformation or childish naivety, in a predictably familiar script : "A spokesperson for the US military said all possible precautions were taken to avoid 'collateral damage' ", but in approaching 7,000 airstrikes the number of confirmed civilian deaths had risen on Planet Pentagon to just - forty one.
In another past it's sell by date mantra: 'Colonel Patrick Ryder, a spokesperson for Central Command, said the casualties were "deeply regretted" but maintained that the campaign was the "the most precise air campaign in the history of warfare." '
And here's another familiar one: "In this type of armed conflict, particularly with an enemy who hides among the civilian population, there are going to be, unfortunately, civilian casualties at times." The Geneva Convention, amongst other Treaties, Principles and Conventions, is specific on the protections of populations in conflict, Colonel Ryder should familiarize himself with the texts.
So another onslaught in a quarter of a century of bombing Iraq is underway - another mass murder with a silly name: "Operation Inherent Resolve."
Here is reality from Dr Souad Al-Azzawi, Award winning environmental scientist who gained her Ph.D from the Colorado School of Mines.

Misguided or lying

She states of just the onslaught on Mosul, her home, the ancient university city of 1.5 million, that the stated figures from US spokespersons are: " either misinformed about the real situation on the ground, since they are using drones and guided missiles, or airstrikes blindly, intentionally not saying the truth.
"I would like to list SOME of what the American's airstrikes have been targeting and killing in Mosul:
* Destroyed are all state services buildings, including Municipalities in right and left sides of Mosul. When they bomb at night, all security personnel get killed or injured, also residents of close by areas, and adjacent properties are destroyed.
* Bombed and destroyed all communication centers.
Destruction of Dairy Production Factories in both left and right sides of Mosul. Casualties of these two are one hundred deaths and two hundred injuries among civilians who gathered to receive milk and dairy products from the factories.
Dr Al-Azzawi reminds that this is reminiscent of the bombing of the baby milk factor outside Baghdad in 1991 with the claim it was a chemical weapons factory. This writer visited the factory ruins just months later, there were still charred containers of milk power - the machinery was provided and maintained by a company in Birmingham, England which specialized in infant food prodiction.
* Bombing of Mosul Pharmaceutical Industries.
* Mosul University was bombed with ninety two deaths and one hundred and thirty five injuries. Earlier estimates were higher, but many were pulled from the rubble alive. "They were students, faculty members, staff members, families of faculties, and restaurants workers."
*Al Hadbaa and Al Khadraa Residential Apartments compounds. Fifty people killed (families) and one hundred injured.
* Hay al Dhubat residential area in the right side of Mosul, two days ago, five women women and four children killed and the whole house. The father is a respected pharmacist who has nothing to do with ISIL.
* Destruction of houses in front of the Medical College, killed twenty two civilians - eleven in one family.
* Bombing Sunni Waqif Building, twenty deaths and seventy injuries   which included those in nearby commercial and residential buildings.
* Car maintenance industrial areas in both left and right sides of Mosul destroyed with civilian's casualties.
* Bombing of flour factories in both sides of Mosul.
* Rafidain and Rasheed banks and all their branches in both sides of Mosul. Destruction of all commercial and residential areas in the vicinity of these places, with as yet unknown civilian casualties. (My emphasis.)
* Central Bank of Mosul in Ghazi Street, with nearby residential and commercial properties.
* Pepsi factory, currently producing ice cubes only. Three deaths and twelve injuries among the workers.
* The Governor's house and close by guest house.
* Mosul's old industrial compound destroyed, with parking area for fuel Tankers and cars. Three days ago, huge explosion of fuel tankers, one hundred and fifty deaths and injuries.
* Urban Planning Directory in Hay al Maliyah bombed.
* Engineering Planning Directory in Hay al Maliyah bombed.
* Food Storages in left side of Mosul bombed.
* Drinking water treatment plants bombed.
* All electrical generation and transformer stations in the left side of Mosul bombed.
* Domez land communications center in left side of Mosul destroyed.
*Al Hurairah Bridge - and many more.
 Sigh. It should be clear to everyone who reads here that the offensive to liberate/annex/ethnically cleanse Mosul is well underway.

  Here's where we go back to Mosul Dam. As a tool of ethnic cleansing, collapsing the dam would make quick work of clearing land, of people and buildings. No worries about fighting in that hot Iraqi summer heat. It is indisputable that the US control the Dam.

 I simply can't discount the possibility the US would behave so monstrously, given their present day proclivities, not needing to speak of their past atrocities.

Also related:The end of Iraq is Nigh: Gorran Leader Nashirwin Mustafa returns from London.

And one last item of interest! 

 Velayati: Plots by certain countries to partition Syria, Iraq will never succeed

I'm still hopin' certain countries will fail...

 Speaking to the UN special envoy for Iraq Jan Kubis on Sunday, Velayati said the plots by certain western countries and regional reactionary states for dividing Syria and Iraq will be foiled through the vigilance of regional nations. Since the beginning of campaign against terrorism, the Islamic Republic of Iran has taken serious and practical measures in this regard, believing that supporters of terrorists in the region will bear consequences of their support.

'As the Islamic Republic of Iran predicted that the inferno of terrorism will hit its supporters as certain countries faced this destiny. The countries claiming to fight terrorists should take serious action in this connection as Iran did,' he added.


  1. Truly an excellent three parter Penny. Well done!

  2. Great job Penny -
    And at the same time they have been focusing the worlds attention on Aleppo. Typical US op. Just watched a video of their "moderate" head choppers attacking west Aleppo and J.Kerry made threats to B. Assad earlier today that if the Geneva talks don't go anywhere (read US doesn't get its way) there will be consequences. Although he neglected to fill us in on the details, it seems he's set to create PKKland in north Syria while Sunnistan takes its rightful place as a new member of the "family of nations". The arrogance of US officials knows no bounds.

    BTW Van Dyke was the "reporter" who tweeted with Sotloff about the best way to get a story in Syria being to get captured by "rebels" like Van Dyke did in Libya. That allowed him to give the tear jerker memories of his friend Steven who "lost his head".

    1. hey sp

      I thought Van Dyke's spin seemed familiar...
      I missed his tear jerker memories- thankfully
      Tears from a jerk are like empathy form a psycho
      As for Sotloff- I see his parents are going to sue Syria- Sorry to say this, but, Steven Sotloff, if he really did die, is responsible for entering Syria of his own accord-