Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Iran, Iraq, Syria, Oman not included in US Approved Anti- Terror Coalition

Definitely the follow up news to yesterday's post!
John Kerry said “Not Seeking Regime Change in Syria” Or Shifting Tactics?

 The creation of this coalition and it's real agenda cannot be lost on Russia, Iran, Syria or Iraq?
Is this really "Saudi led"- No way! Can't miss the fact that this is a very kosher alliance. (Beneficial and acceptable to Israel )
As I said to james earlier today:
"That coalition ain't Saudi led- It's got US/Israel written all over it... "

Read on:
Saudi-led Muslim alliance includes Pakistan, Qatar, UAE, Turkey, Egypt, Malaysia, several African nations; US says alliance to unite Sunni states against IS, al Qaeda; announcement coincides with ceasefire in Yemen conflict
DUBAI/PARIS: A new Saudi-led Islamic coalition will share information and train, equip and provide forces if necessary for the fight against miltants such as Islamic State and al Qaeda, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Tuesday.
Saudi Arabia announced earlier in the day the formation of the 34-nation military alliance, a move welcomed by the US which has been urging a greater regional involvement in the campaign against the Islamic State (IS) militants who control swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria. Islamic State has threatened to overthrow the monarchies of the Gulf and mounted a series of attacks on Shia Muslim mosques and security forces in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. “Nothing is off the table,” al-Jubeir said when asked whether the initiative could include troops on the ground.
“It depends on the requests that come, it depends on the need and it depends on the willingness of countries to provide the support necessary,” he told a news briefing in Paris. Jubeir said the new coalition would have a joint operations centre based in Riyadh with a twin track of military, security and intelligence on the one hand and ideology on the other.
The details would be completed in the coming weeks. States in the list included Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Turkey, Egypt, Malaysia, Pakistan and several African nations, including Nigeria, which is fighting Islamist group Boko Haram.
The list did not include Shia Muslim Iran, the arch-rival of Sunni Saudi Arabia for influence across the Arab world. Tehran and Riyadh are ranged on opposite sides in proxy conflicts in Syria and Yemen.
Notably absent from the list is Oman, a neighbour of Saudi Arabia. In recent years, Oman has maintained a neutral role and has emerged as a mediator in regional conflicts, serving as a conduit from the Gulf Arabs to Iran.
Iraq and Syria, whose forces are battling to regain territory taken by ISIL and whose governments are allied with Iran, are not in the coalition.
So this anti terror coalition does not include the two nations actually fighting terror. You can all imagine my absolute non surprise at this bit of news. It was pretty much what I expected.
A Jordanian government spokesman confirmed that the Hashemite kingdom is part of the coalition. Spokesman Mohammed Momani would not comment specifically on the alliance but said that “Jordan is always ready and actively participates in any effort to fight terrorism.”
A Lebanese official confirmed to The Associated Press that his nation was also part of the 34-nation coalition. Tiny Lebanon has seen frequent spillovers from Syria’s civil war next door, as well as sectarian clashes and militant attacks.
“The objective of this coalition is to bring all these countries together and say we recognise there is a problem and that action is required,” Jubeir said after attending a meeting in Paris to discuss the Syrian crisis.
POWER VACUUMS: Jubeir said that the coalition would not have a stand-alone army, as such. “If countries need help they can come and request that assistance and countries that can provide that assistance can provide that assistance and it will depend on a case by case basis,” Jubeir said. “There is no limit.”
Citing the example of Libya, where Islamic State has been able to take advantage of political rivalries, he added that neighbours of countries that had power vacuums could also request for help if needed. An earlier Saudi statement cited “a duty to protect the Islamic nation from the evils of all terrorist groups and organisations, whatever their sect and name, which wreak death and corruption on earth and aim to terrorise the innocent.”
US Defence Secretary Ash Carter welcomed the announcement after arriving at Incirlik airbase in Turkey on Tuesday at the start of a regional tour designed to drum up support for the US -led campaign against Islamic State. “. . . it appears it is very much in line with something we´ve been urging for quite some time, which is greater involvement in the campaign to combat ISIL (Islamic State) by Sunni Arab countries,” Carter told reporters. In a rare press conference on Tuesday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia´s 30-year-old deputy crown prince and Defence Minister Mohammed bin Salman said the new coalition aimed to “coordinate” efforts to fight terrorism in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Egypt and Afghanistan.
“There will be international coordination with major powers and international organisations . . . In terms of operations in Syria and Iraq, we can’t undertake these operations without coordinating with legitimacy in this place and the international community,” bin Salman said, without elaborating. He offered few concrete indications of how the new coalition´s military efforts might proceed.

So Saudi Arabia allegedly creates an anti terror coalition but offers nothing of substance on how this alliance will proceed. Other then a 'few concrete indications' Which sounds pretty much like nothing but empty talk. But he did point out, with certainty,  "there will be international coordination with major powers and international organisations"  Of that fact, bin Salman is certain. 

 From Earlier Today:

Russia Names Rebel Groups It's Supposedly Helping in Syria


  1. Thank You and was anyone excepting thing else? The Russians will use this to the best they can but the so-called liberal press of the west will spin this.

    Time for whine and dinner:)

  2. who exactly will supply the troops for this 100k?

    The 100K number has memory. A few years ago when Saudi was pushing monetary union - Oman has notably remained against it - it proposed a 100K GC force. At the time, it was said the force would not coordinate with nato

    Pakistan has said on record it was surprised by the announced inclusion
    Pakistan refused Saudi request for Yemen deployment opting instead to focus on SCO integration like the recent China north south pipe

    Turkey just announced it will put a base in Qatar. Recall that Qatar was behind the alleged destabilizing actions in the Kingdom a few years ago which have allegedly been smoothed over. Yet the Qatar position remains unchanged.

    Indonesia was the wild card. Its gov't just found itself tied to a scandal involving US based Freeport (copper) after doing the high speed train deal with China over Japan. Echo Thailand. The inclusion of Indonesia for the hint of credibility

    UAE however just accused the islamists eg MB of stalling an offensive in Yemen

    UAE alleged to be involved in coup plot Tunisia

    Saudi called in Pak troops for the Bahrain operation and Yemen. In the later, Columbian mercs are fighting in pay of uae

    Egypt is under financial assault and risks very serious spillover on the western borders as media reports today have ISIS looking to bulk up its oil fields in Sinai and Libya. NATO just announced a reshuffle of its southern command with focus on Sahel. The purges in Algeria are courting volatility.


    us specop kurd joint op ending in no kurd rescues?

    Fidan just in Iraq?

    carbon copy of the Syria tomb operation

    was the leaker the same twitter account bleeding out details on Bilal?

  4. helps explain Mosul (officers 'melted' away)

    italy deploys troops to protect mosul dam

  5. No truth without a denial...

  6. Jubeir spokesman for whcih Saudi Arabia?
    "Assad's position is not tenable. He will not be saved and the war is not winnable for him," Jubeir said.
    read more:

    The Defmin and his FM get the headline but is it Nayef who matters? Is it lost on the Saudis - like Erdogan - that regime change has been on the agenda?

    Jubeir and the 10-11-11 'plot'

    Erdogan says same forces behind Brazil and Turkey protests

    Turkish President thinks Obama campaign ‘master minds’ behind HDP 10-29-15 (SU-24 Down on 24NOV15)

    Brazil downgraded yesterday as Dilma says a coup is being attempted. President Dilma Rousseff called on the public to fight for democracy in Brazil, ... we must defend it against this coup,” said President Rousseff.

    IMF warns on Gulf states growth amid oil price fall and conflict

    S&P just downgraded Saudi Arabia

    "This is what we call smart power," Clinton said

    “It’s a matter of political will,” Prince Turki said. “It used to be the Arabs who said no, and they galvanized popular support for that claim. Unfortunately, it is now Israel who is saying no.” He added “It’s obvious that that the United States won’t push Israel, but there’s nobody else who can. President Obama was all gung-ho when he began his administration but then he backed down. It was very disappointing.”
    read more:

    “There are two sides to the story,” he explains. “If it wasn’t for the 18-year occupation of Lebanon, there would be no Hezbollah. In 2005, Sharon withdrew from Gaza without any consideration for what Gazans want. ‘I’m leaving,’ he said, and then imposed a quarantine that only fostered fermentation, a sense of resistance and animosity toward Israel.”
    read more:

    Is Algeria watching?