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25 May 2015 @ 11:53 am
Why Islamic State Is Winning  
May 23, 2015
The Saudi-Israeli alliance and U.S. neocons have pressured President Obama into continuing U.S. hostility toward the secular Syrian government despite major military gains by the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda’s Nusra Front, leading to an emerging catastrophe in the Mideast, as Daniel Lazare explains.
By Daniel Lazare
May 23, 2015 "Information Clearing House" - "Consortium News" -  President Barack Obama and his foreign policy staff are not having a very merry month of May. The Islamic State’s takeover of Ramadi, Iraq, on May 15 was one of the greatest U.S. military embarrassments since Vietnam, but the fall of Palmyra, Syria, just five days later made it even worse. This is an administration that, until recently, claimed to have turned the corner on Islamic State.
In March, Gen. Lloyd Austin, head of U.S. Central Command, assured the House Armed Services Committee that the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL or Daesh) was in a “defensive crouch” and unable to conduct major operations, while Vice President Joe Biden declared in early April that “ISIL’s momentum in Iraq has halted, and in many places, has been flat-out reversed.”
A couple of weeks later, the President proved equally upbeat following a meeting with Iraqi leader Haider al-Abadi: “We are making serious progress in pushing back ISIL out of Iraqi territory.  About a quarter of the territory fallen under Daesh control has been recovered.  Thousands of strikes have not only taken ISIL fighters off the war theater, but their infrastructure has been deteriorated and decayed.  And under Prime Minister Abadi’s leadership, the Iraqi security forces have been rebuilt and are getting re-equipped, retrained, and strategically deployed across the country.”
But that was so last month. Post-Ramadi, conservatives like Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, have lost no time in labeling such views out of touch and “delusional.” And, indeed, Obama sounded strangely detached on Tuesday when he told The Atlantic that ISIS’s advance was not a defeat.
“No, I don’t think we’re losing,” he said, adding: “There’s no doubt there was a tactical setback, although Ramadi had been vulnerable for a very long time, primarily because these are not Iraqi security forces that we have trained or reinforced.” It was rather like the captain of the Titanic telling passengers that the gash below the waterline was a minor opening that would soon be repaired.
Not that the rightwing view is any less hallucinatory. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, faults Obama for not doing more to topple the Assad regime in Damascus, as if removing the one effective force against ISIS would be greeted with anything less than glee by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his hordes.
“We don’t have a strategy,” House Speaker John Boehner complained on Tuesday. “For over two years now, I’ve been calling on the President to develop an overarching strategy to deal with this growing terrorist threat. We don’t have one, and the fact is that the threat is growing than what we and our allies can do to stop it.” But when asked what a winning strategy might be, the House Speaker could only reply, “It’s the President’s responsibility.” In other words, Boehner is as clueless as anyone else.
In fact, the entire foreign-policy establishment is clueless, just as it was in 2003 when it all but unanimously backed President George W. Bush’s disastrous invasion of Iraq. Both Republicans and Democrats are caught in a disastrous feedback loop in which journalists and aides tell them what they want to hear and resolutely screen out everything to the contrary. But facts have a way of asserting themselves whether Washington wants them to or not.
The Whys of Failure
With that in mind, here are the real reasons why the U.S. is doing so badly and ISIS is seemingly going from strength to strength.
Reason #1: Obama can’t decide who the real enemy is – ISIS or President Bashar al-Assad.
Even though the White House says it wants to smash the Islamic State, U.S. policy is in fact torn. Obama wants to defeat ISIS in Iraq. But he is unsure what to do on the other side of the border, where he seems to regard it as a potentially useful asset against the Assad regime in Damascus.
This is one of those policy assumptions that no “responsible” journalist dares question. Thus, The Wall Street Journal reported in January that “U.S. strategy is … constrained by a reluctance to tip the balance of power toward Syrian President Bashar al-Assad,” while The New York Times added on Wednesday that the U.S. has purposely bombed ISIS targets in “areas far outside government control to avoid the perception of aiding a leader whose ouster President Obama has called for.”
As long as ISIS limits itself to battling Assad, in other words, the U.S. will hold off. It is only when it sets its sights on other targets that it sees fit to intervene. But there are any number of things wrong with this strategy. One is that it is breathtakingly cynical. Hundreds of thousands of deaths don’t seem to count as the U.S. sets about toppling a regime that has somehow come within its crosshairs.
But another is that it is militarily self-defeating. Allowing ISIS free reign in portions of Syria means allowing it to take root and grow. Harassing the Assad with trumped-up charges about weapons of mass destruction encourages ISIS to expand all the more. As a result, Syria is now “a place where it’s easier for them [i.e. Islamic State] to organize, plan and seek shelter than it is in Iraq,” as an unnamed senior defense official told the Journal.
Perhaps, but the result is that ISIS is able to rest and regroup and prepare for fresh assaults on the other side of the border. Not unlike Afghanistan in the 1980s, the U.S. thinks it can manipulate and control fundamentalist jihadis at will. But as 9/11 demonstrated, it couldn’t be more mistaken.
“In the Middle East the conventional wisdom remains that Islamic State will not be defeated until Assad is,” The Guardian declared on Thursday. Why such conventional wisdom should be accorded more respect than any of the other nonsense that Washington regularly dishes out is not explained. If Assad goes, the likeliest upshot is that ISIS will march into Damascus, its black flags flying. Why this is any sense a positive development is also not explained.
Saudi Double-Dealing
Reason #2: The anti-ISIS coalition is a fraud.
The allies that Obama has recruited in the struggle against ISIS couldn’t be more unreliable.  Joe Biden let the cat out of the bag when he told an audience at Harvard’s Kennedy School last October: “our allies in the region were our largest problem in Syria … the Saudis, the emirates, etc., what were they doing? They were so determined to take down Assad and essentially have a proxy Sunni-Shia war, what did they do? They poured hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of thousands of tons of military weapons into anyone who would fight against Assad, except the people who were being supplied were Al Nusra and Al Qaeda and the extremist elements of jihadis coming from other parts of the world.” [Quote at 53:20 of clip.]
The Saudis and the other Arab gulf states thus financed ISIS, armed it, and then cheered it on as it launched itself into a genocidal campaign against Shi‘ites and other minorities. Although Washington claims that the gulf states are allies in the fight against Al-Qaeda, Biden’s statement reveals that they are in fact playing both sides of the net, battling ISIS at times but also funding it when it suits their interests.
To be sure, the gulf states had a change of heart when al-Baghdadi began threatening the House of Saud. As Biden put it: “Now all of a sudden, I don’t want to be too facetious, but they have seen the lord. …  Saudi Arabia has stopped funding. Saudi Arabia is allowing training on its soil … the Qataris have cut off their support for the most extreme elements of terrorist organizations, and the Turks … [are] trying to seal their border.”
But if the Saudis have cut off funding for ISIS, they have upped their support for the Al Nusra Front, the so-called “good” Al-Qaeda that has hawks like Walter Russell Mead of The American Interest and Lina Khatib of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut burbling with excitement.
But the distinction that conservatives draw between Al Nusra and ISIS is much exaggerated. While the two groups are currently on the outs, that is a comparatively recent development. Just a few months ago, they were friendly enough to launch a joint push into Lebanon and then to team up for an assault on the Yarmouk refugee camp in the southern outskirts of Damascus.
In a few months, they will undoubtedly make up and conduct fresh new assaults as well. The Salafists who have flooded into Syria since 2011 are a fissiparous lot, forever combining, splitting up, and combining again, which is why there are currently more factions than types of coffee at Starbucks.
Moreover, it is far from clear that the Saudis have entirely cut off aid. Financial controls in Saudi Arabia are lax, while corruption, according to former Wall Street Journal editor Karen Elliott House, “is rampant, entrapping almost every Saudi in a web of favors and bribes large and small.”
One scholar estimated that as much as 30 to 40 percent of oil revenue disappears into private hands. [See As’ad Abukhalil, The Battle for Saudi Arabia: Royalty, Fundamentalism, and Global Power (New York: Seven Stories, 2004), p. 88]
Moreover, Saudi religious organizations like the International Islamic Relief Organization, the Muslim World League, and the World Assembly of Muslim Youth are a law unto themselves. Although the Saudis have repeatedly promised to rein in terrorist funding by such outfits, Hillary Clinton complained in a secret States Department memo that they had still not done so as of late 2009 – and it is unlikely that they have taken action since.
So promises that the money flow has stopped are less than reassuring. Indeed, the Saudis have a long history of hedging their bets. They turned against Osama bin Laden after Al-Qaeda began bombing Saudi targets in 2003. But they most likely continued to maintain back-channel communications while leading members of the royal family, according to testimony by Zacarias Moussaoui, the so-called “twentieth hijacker,” funneled money to the group in the years leading up to the attack on the World Trade Center. If Saudi money reached Al-Qaeda then, it is likely that it is still reaching ISIS now, despite Saudi claims to the contrary.
Ignoring Sectarian War
Reason #3: The real problem is a growing sectarian war that the U.S. has done nothing to constrain.
ISIS is merely the forward striking arm of a growing Sunni offensive that is causing turmoil throughout the Middle East. Saudis used to talk about a “Shi‘ite crescent” stretching from Damascus to Baghdad and Tehran. But since Shi‘ite Houthis began taking up arms in Yemen, they have been raging about “a full Shia moon” encompassing Sana’a as well.
As its paranoia shoots through the roof, Saudi Arabia has responded by pounding Yemen with nightly air assaults, funding Sunni terrorists in Syria, sending troops into Bahrain to crush a democratic revolt – Bahrain is approximately 70 percent Shi’ite, but the royal family is Sunni – and engaging in a dangerous war of words with Iran
Saudi Arabia has also stepped up pressure on its own 15 percent Shi‘ite minority, largely concentrated in the kingdom’s vast Eastern Province, home to the bulk of its oil industry. On Friday, ISIS claimed credit for a suicide bombing that killed at least 21 people at a Shi‘ite mosque in Qatif governate, located just a few miles from the Bahrain causeway. But hundreds of Wahhabist websites calling for the total elimination of Shi‘ism undoubtedly egged the bombers on. [Click here, see page 152]
The result is a growing sectarian rift that makes secularism all but impossible. While the U.S. pushes Baghdad for even-handed treatment of Shi‘ites and Sunnis, its long-term alliance with the war party in Riyadh suggests the opposite, i.e. that such pleas are a smokescreen for policies that are frankly and openly pro-Sunni.
Given Biden’s statement at the Kennedy School that Saudi Arabia and its gulf allies were “determined to take down Assad and essentially have a proxy Sunni-Shia war,” one might think that the U.S. would step back and refuse to have anything to do with a war of extermination against Syria’s religious minorities. Instead, it went along.
But now, Biden went on, Obama has succeeded in persuading the Saudis to cease funding ISIS and undertake the task of toppling Assad themselves. He has “put together a coalition of our Sunni neighbors,” the vice president went on, “because America can’t once again go into a Muslim nation and be aggressive. It has to be led by Sunnis.”
Only Sunnis have the moral authority, evidently, to launch a war of aggression against a Shi‘ite-led government.
Rather than tamping down religious conflict, America’s grossly lop-sided policies have thus done everything to encourage it. The results are a godsend for ISIS and Al-Nusra and equal and opposite Shi‘ite militias as well. No matter how many bombs the U.S. and its allies drop, ISIS can only grow stronger the more the political climate deteriorates.
The Oil Card
Reason #4: Oil.
Saudi Arabia is a growing political liability. Its policies have become so toxic that even old allies are abandoning it. Pakistan has refused to supply troops for the kingdom’s insane assault on Yemen despite being a long-term recipient of Saudi aid while Egypt has also balked at sending in forces.
Given a regime that is increasingly isolated and suspicious of the outside world, the obvious solution for the U.S. would be to loosen its ties with Riyadh, refuse to have anything to do with a religious war against Assad, and try to reach an accommodation with Damascus just as it is doing with Tehran.
But the U.S. can’t. Saudi Arabia is not just any country, but America’s oldest partner in the Middle East. It sits on top of one-fifth of the world’s proven oil reserves and is the dominant partner in the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council, which accounts for another 20 percent of global oil reserves and 23 percent of the world’s proven gas reserves.
The kingdom has nearly $700 billion in foreign-currency reserves and is also the world’s biggest importer of military hardware, overwhelmingly from the U.S. It is thus a country that Washington feels it cannot do without, which is why, in a classic case of the tail wagging the dog, the U.S. these days is increasingly following the Saudi Arabia lead in Syria, Yemen, Bahrain, and elsewhere as well.
The consequences have been all too predictable. Indeed, the Defense Intelligence Agency warned nearly three years ago that Salafists, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Al-Qaeda were the dominant force in the anti-Assad movement and that their backers in Saudi Arabia and the other gulf states were seeking to establish a Salafist stronghold in eastern Syria.
In an August 2012 report, the DIA observed that the implications for Iraq were ominous., noting Al-Qaeda’s growing strength in Syria “creates the ideal atmosphere for AQI [Al Qaeda in Iraq] to return to its old pockets in Mosul and Ramadi and will provide a renewed momentum under the presumption of unifying the jihad among Sunni Iraq and Syria and the rest of the Sunnis in the Arab world against what it considers one enemy, the dissenters [i.e. the Shi‘ites].
“ISI [Islamic State of Iraq, forerunner of ISIS] could also declare an Islamic state through its union with other terrorist organizations in Iraq and Syria, which will create grave danger in regards to unifying Iraq and the protection of its territory.”
Military intelligence, it seems, is not always an oxymoron. Nonetheless, the White House pressed ahead.  Overstretched, beleaguered, and increasingly dependent on its Saudi allies, the American empire felt it had no alternative but to follow Riyadh down the rabbit hole, hoping against hope that the consequences would not prove too dire. It was wrong.
informationclearinghouse.info/article41954.htm
Daniel Lazare is the author of several books including The Frozen Republic: How the Constitution Is Paralyzing Democracy (Harcourt Brace).
 
 
 
clothcapclothcap on May 25th, 2015 01:43 pm (UTC)
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Obama’s secret deals with Saudi Arabia and Qatar:
Behind lower gas prices and the bombing of Syria and Eastern Ukraine
By ERICH ZEUSSE*
The following report reconstructs U.S. President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, on the basis of what I have deemed to be reliable news accounts of his Administration’s actions, not of its mere words.
This reconstruction is grounded in the linked-to news-sources, all of which I have investigated and verified — and some of which I wrote. The ones that I wrote are themselves sourced to the links within those reports, all of which I have, likewise, personally checked and verified. Consequently, the chain of verifications back to this reconstruction’s primary sources is available to any online reader, and every reader is encouraged to track back to its ultimate source any allegation that might appear to be at all questionable to him or her in the present article.
Not only will this exercise be helpful to the reader concerning that given point at question, but it will open that person to an associated world of deeper discovery, which I hope that this news-report and analysis will do for many readers, and which is the reason I wrote it: so as to share with others what I and other careful and cautious researchers have discovered, though it might be, in some instances, starkly at variance with what our Government, and most of the press, have been more commonly presenting as ‘truth’ about these matters. At least, this exercise will provide an alternative frame of reference regarding these issues, an alternative possibility to consider, and which I have verified, from every root to every branch, in this tree of historical reconstruction of the events.
Here https://tonyseed.wordpress.com/2015/01/21/obamas-secret-deals-with-saudi-arabia-and-qatar-behind-lower-gas-prices-and-the-bombing-of-syria-and-eastern-ukraine/
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Turkey, US to provide air cover for Syria militants: Cavusoglu
Mon May 25, 2015
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says there is a principal agreement between his country and the United States over providing air protection for the militants operating inside Syria.
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15000 multi-national militants aka mercenaries aka terrorists.
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clothcapclothcap on May 25th, 2015 09:05 pm (UTC)
People talk of occupied Palestine.
No-one talks of the occupied UK, occupied US, occupied Canada, occupied Australia, occupied Europe.
Yes, Obama is a zio too.
(Anonymous) on May 25th, 2015 09:46 pm (UTC)
Nobody talks of it because the occupation is more subtle. We don't have blockades at our ports or Israeli soldiers on our streets...yet. At the moment what is occupied is the power base and the after effects haven't trickled down here...yet. If you have gone through an airport recently though, you will most likely have had a taster of things to come.

Unless we start, in numbers, to refuse to be treated that way.

A01A
(no subject) - clothcap on May 26th, 2015 09:56 am (UTC) (Expand)
H - (Anonymous) on May 26th, 2015 07:57 pm (UTC) (Expand)
clothcapclothcap on May 25th, 2015 09:41 pm (UTC)
Six million?
In the court case against the Auschwitz bookkeeper did anyone notice the 300,000 poster below the judge's rostrum? Going a step further, this lady uses evidence from Russia to demonstrate that Auschwitz was a zionist sweat camp producing industrial parts, not a death camp.

Whatever the truth (that seems to be emerging) one thing is clear. Jews are to be made into victims again arranged for your implementation via various think tanks that work for the houses of Rothschild and Windsor (previously known as Saxe Coburg).
Common jews are as innocent as the rest of us. The problem with them is that they think they are arabic (semite). It has been definitively proved that the European jews occupying Palestine are of Khazar descent in the main. Homeland the Ukraine. The entire zionist corrupted version of their faith is a fabrication, Khazars never abandoned their luciferian faith, merely embroidered it into another, recent studies show. Mega con. The Torah looks to be be sound though.

The German war machine of WWII (and I) is being de-demonised. Fascism is being dragged out of the slime and woodwork. Jews are to be the common enemy again.
Do as the media (newspapers, BBC) tell you. Accept paedophilia and child sacrifice, theft of your nation and your wealth as normal. Be a good nazi sheep.

H/t A01A, (answered your question?).
(Anonymous) on May 25th, 2015 09:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Six million?
I sense an underlying assumption in your post. How sure are you that it is the correct assumption?

I totally agree with you that it is easy but wrong to blame "the Jews" just as it is easy but wrong to blame "The Germans". Emotional responses to horrible events and situations are not helpful. We need to start examining these things in a more rational manner. We have been played for too long.

I am guilty of writing Jews when I should be writing some Jews, or more accurately zionists, I suppose. I need to learn to be more precise in my choice of words because words are powerful, for good or evil.

A01A
Re: Six million? - (Anonymous) on May 25th, 2015 10:23 pm (UTC) (Expand)
clothcapclothcap on May 25th, 2015 10:05 pm (UTC)
9/11 Hokum: Deconstructing Christopher Bollyn and Steve Jones
by Don Fox from 2014
Editor’s note: The continuing cover up of 9/11 has become a traveling circus. With ISIS announcing plans to nuke the US and Israel smiling and rubbing their hands, the inexorable trail that links “nuclear 9/11″ to Tel Aviv and several august members of the 9/11 “truth” movement as well has taken on new significance. Time to look for new activity, book tours, speaking engagements, “show and tell” at monster truck rallies. Consider yourselves warned.
I have come to realize two central truths about the events of 9/11: Israel did it and they used nuclear bombs to demolish the WTC buildings. These are the two pillars of 9/11 research: Zionists and Nukes. If you come out with credible information that supports the involvement either of these pillars expect to be attacked. The attacks will be especially fierce if you come out with credible information on the nuclear demolition of the World Trade Center buildings.
Gordon Duff recently published several (38) articles in his VT Nuclear Education series on Veterans Today that confirmed that the World Trade Center buildings were nuked on 9/11. Right on cue the Zionist shill Christopher Bollyn came out and attacked Gordon for being a “Disinfo Toad” for supporting the WTC Nuclear Demolition Hypothesis. Of course Chris wasn’t able to refute the evidence for fission and fusion at Ground Zero. The articles Bollyn and Jones don’t want you to see are listed below with links:
1) http://veteranstoday.com/2014/05/20/too-classified-to-publish-bush-nuclear-piracy-exposed/
2) http://veteranstoday.com/2014/05/20/nuke-cancer-from-911-revealed/
3) http://veteranstoday.com/2014/05/21/doc-submitted-by-russian-intel/
4) http://veteranstoday.com/2014/05/22/constructing-the-nuclear-child/
5) http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/05/31/vt-nuclear-education-series/
6) http://veteranstoday.com/2014/06/01/nuclear-education-series-dimona-classified/
7) http://veteranstoday.com/2014/06/01/vt-nuclear-terrorism-education-series/
8) http://veteranstoday.com/2014/06/02/vt-nuclear-education-undeniable-proof-of-911-as-a-nuclear-event/
9) http://veteranstoday.com/2014/06/18/vt-nuclear-education-as-the-hammer-drops/
10) http://veteranstoday.com/2014/06/24/vt-nuclear-education-mossadn-korea-links-mox/
11) http://veteranstoday.com/2014/06/24/nuclear-roundtable-americas-nuclear-arsenal/
12) http://veteranstoday.com/2014/07/07/officials-site-thermo-nuke-in-911-demo/
13) http://veteranstoday.com/2014/07/08/vt-nuclear-education-fission-based-thermobaric-weapons/
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/05/23/mapping-fort-lee-the-truth-behind-911/

Continues under
clothcapclothcap on May 25th, 2015 10:05 pm (UTC)
Re: 9/11 Hokum: Deconstructing Christopher Bollyn and Steve Jones
Additional supporting material on 9/11, nuclear physics and disclosure issues:

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/07/13/vt-nuclear-education-anti-gravity/
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/08/14/neo-mini-nukes-and-m16-the-economy-of-war/ (must read)
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/08/15/vt-nuclear-education-nukes-in-iraq-confirmation/
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/08/24/vt-flexing-its-nuclear-muscle/ (must read)
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/08/28/nuclear-911-revealed-theories-and-disinformation-the-misguided-and-the-inhuman/ (must read)
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/08/30/vt-nuclear-education-tactical-nuclear-warfare/ (must read)
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/08/30/vt-nuclear-education-early-reactors/
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/09/01/iaea-investigators-audit-reveals-us-not-iran-the-problem/ (must read)
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/09/03/vt-nuclear-education-history-of-mini-nukes/ (must read)
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/09/08/vt-nuclear-education-answering-the-hype/ (must read)
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/09/14/vt-nuclear-education-a-funny-thing-happened-on-the-way-to-the-atom-smasher/ (must read)
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/09/15/vt-nuclear-education-lenr-neutron-distribution/
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/09/17/einsteins-theory-on-magnetic-buoyancy-and-its-application-to-the-space-time-continuum-or-gravity/
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/09/21/vt-science-fuel-cell-technology/
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/10/05/vt-science-haarp/
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/10/16/fusion-junk-science-for-rubes/
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/10/17/neo-nuclear-threats-enter-the-mainstream/ (must read)
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/10/18/vt-science-nasas-low-energy-fusion-voodoodoodoo/
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/11/10/the-connection-between-aurora-and-black-triangles/
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/12/31/jeff-smith-on-the-upcoming-able-danger-leak/
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/09/09/vt-nuclear-education-japan/
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/09/03/vt-nuclear-education-detonations-and-deceit/
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/06/28/deconstructing-christopher-bollyn-and-steve-jones/
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/11/11/330695/

Continues with "The Duplicity of Steve Jones"
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/05/23/takedown-deconstructing-the-911-hokum-of-bollyn-and-s-jones/
clothcapclothcap on May 25th, 2015 10:10 pm (UTC)
Breaking: The Delta “Deception” Raid On Syria
by Gordon Duff, Senior Editor on May 24, 2015
End Times Lunatic Genius, US General, Spirited Out of Syria
Confirmed reports tell of the “exfiltration” of an American general, a “household name” a network television military affairs correspondent who has been inside Syria and Iraq for some weeks, commanding Islamic State military operations in both Syria and Iraq.
The American, thought by Syria to be a CIA contractor, was discovered to belong to an extreme fundamentalist religious sect that shares beliefs tied to “End Times prophesies” with ISIS, in a tale right out of Indiana Jones. The Fox News regular traveled to “the Holy Land” in September 2014 and disappeared.
It was the morning of Saturday, May 16, 2005, when two successful raids were launched, albeit at cross purposes:
An American raid destroying evidence of CIA involvement with ISIS and killing witnesses.
A Syrian raid on a fleeing ISIS convoy
The American general in the Al Amr district of Deir en Zor, a command and control facility between Mosul and the ISIS military headquarters in Syria, al Raqqah, was discovered by the NSA through intercepts of encrypted communications, to be the target of a Syrian Spetznaz team. The Syrians were working with intelligence received by a Saudi officer captured two weeks before near Idlib, a town outside Aleppo.
If Syria could capture a senior American military official inside its borders, with inexorable proof of American complicity in the operational command of ISIS military forces, the Russians and Chinese would no longer be able to ignore the nature of the attack on Syria, according to high level sources in Damascus.
In a report confirmed in Syria and Iraq, the Delta Force team flew out of a secret base in Western Anbar, only a short distance from the Euphrates River, executed in extraction of the highly embarrassing CIA operative and “sanitized” the ISIS compound, leaving nothing alive but goats and chickens.
Continues with "Background"
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/05/24/breaking-delta-force-raid-on-syria/
Recommended

Edited at 2015-05-25 10:12 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on May 25th, 2015 10:24 pm (UTC)
Re: Breaking: The Delta “Deception” Raid On Syria
Rabbi Nir ben Artzi: “God has sent ISIS against nations that want to destroy Israel”. Is it much of a stretch to think Israel might support such an ally? Palmyra (also known as Tadmor, Tadmur and other variations), for reasons which seem somewhat obscure, is a target for Israel’s revenge. It seems to have something to do with the intermarriage of gentiles and Jewish inhabitants of Palmyra, dating back to a time many centuries ago, and the dilution of Jewish bloodlines. But what do I know – history has been deliberately made a mystery.
“The day on which Tadmor is destroyed will be made a holiday” (Yeb. 16b-17a).
“Happy will he be who shall see the downfall of Tadmor” (Yer. Ta’an. iv. 8)
“The future destruction of Palmyra will be a day of rejoicing for Israel” (Yev. 17a)
There’s more on this at a blog maintained by, and named after, Yeranen Yaakov, in an article with the title fall-of-tadmur-palmyra-israel-will-make.html. (…will make a Yom Tov or Jewish festival).
One thing that does seem clear is that if – when – ISIS destroys the UNESCO site, it will make some people in Israel very happy indeed.
Thanks for this article, Mr. Duff. It explains some very confusing and perplexing recent developments.
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Seems like the luciferian zios don't give a monkey's about the origins of Khazar judaic cult being made public but do care about its prehistory.
Or maybe it's the vatican that is concerned.
Re: Breaking: The Delta “Deception” Raid On Syria - (Anonymous) on May 25th, 2015 10:38 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Breaking: The Delta “Deception” Raid On Syria - (Anonymous) on May 26th, 2015 07:17 am (UTC) (Expand)
clothcapclothcap on May 25th, 2015 10:38 pm (UTC)
I'd Dump the Israelis Tomorrow --Ex-CIA Michael Scheuer Tells Congress
clothcapclothcap on May 26th, 2015 12:04 am (UTC)
As if
Seems as if the Talmud- Kabbalah crew have as the first line in their holy books:
Yeah verily and unto ye the Lord Balfour giveth ye the land occupied by Palestinians (after Rothschild turning down S. Africa in favour of Dead Sea riches). This truth is verified by the perpetrators of the (diminished for reality's sake) holocaust created UN. And rubber stamped by the (created by the same former zio nazis) EC.
Jews have to evict zionism or lose cred. They've made a start in the US. UK seems to have only zios.

In this world money is god is a zionist expression. Eat it.


Edited at 2015-05-26 12:14 am (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on May 26th, 2015 01:20 pm (UTC)
Beavis & Butt-head ‘Do’ Iran – and World War 3
Posted by GPD on April 24, 2015
GW Bush & Bibi Netanyahu Thwarted Indigenous Iran Regime Change in Mid- to Late-2000s in Order to Favor a ‘Run Up’ to World War 3.
By Thomas J Mattingly
In or about 2006, U.S. President George W. Bush shut down considerations of regime change in Iran. “They’ve decided to ramp up the Mideast conflict into a big war,” a Bush advisor on Iran told me. He knew & had advised all Republican presidents & candidates since Eisenhower and personally knew all U.S. directors of central intelligence (DCIs).
In early to late 2000s, I worked on indigenous regime change in Iran. The plan that others & I developed was “as good as anything that Langley has developed,” as per Bush’s above-mentioned Iran advisor (who also personally knew Israel PM Bibi Netanyahu).
When I learned that Bush & Bibi favored a big Mideast war (which would “ramp up” into World War 3), I became all the more determined to eliminate that WW3 scenario.
Bombing Iran’s geographically diverse nuclear power sites would kill 1,000,000+ Iranians & 1,000,000+ others in nearby countries (including Israel), Persian, Israeli, U.S. & other intel sources told me. Of those who knew, most Israeli & U.S. military & intel guys did not favor bombing Iran’s nuke power sites; and Persians certainly did not want it.
Indigenous Iran regime change by pro-West but geopolitically neutral Persians would have been a perfect solution for Iran’s supposed nuclear weapons threats and for the majority of Persians who wanted a more secular regime in Tehran (allowing for more personal, provincial & business autonomy). But Bush & Bibi sabotaged such a possibility.
Continues http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/04/24/beavis-butt-head-do-iran-and-world-war-3/
clothcapclothcap on May 26th, 2015 01:32 pm (UTC)
Another “October Surprise”? Russian Report on the 1980 Reagan-Iran October Surprise
Posted on August 4, 2012 by jimcraven10

Tuesday, January 30, 2007
1980 “OCTOBER SURPRISE”
The Consortium
The Russian Report
On Jan. 11, 1993, Russia ‘s Supreme Soviet sent a secret cable to the U.S. Congress. The cable claimed that Russian national security files held evidence that two U.S. Presidents and two CIA directors had committed an act of treachery with Iran ‘s radical Islamic government in 1980.
Despite its explosive potential, the document was kept from the American people. It was buried in a pile of cardboard boxes, left behind with a host of other unclassified and secret papers in an obscure storage room on Capitol Hill: a real-life “X-Files.”
October Surprise X-Files (Part 1): Russia ‘s Report By Robert Parry
WASHINGTON — On Jan. 11, 1993, the nation’s capital was readying itself for the Inauguration of President Bill Clinton, the first Democrat to sit in the Oval Office in a dozen years. Temporary grandstands were going up along Pennsylvania Avenue . The city brimmed with a celebratory air that fills the capital whenever a grand event like an Inauguration takes place. But in an obscure set of offices near the U.S. Capitol, a congressional task force was coping with another problem, one that had seeped out over those same twelve years to stain the Republican victory that had last changed party power at the White House, in 1980.
The House task force was concluding a year-long investigation into claims that Ronald Reagan’s 1980 presidential campaign had interfered with President Carter’s negotiations to free 52 Americans held hostage in Iran . A mixed bag of Iranian officials, foreign intelligence agents and international arms dealers had alleged a Republican deal behind Carter’s back. But the task force had decided there was “no credible evidence” to support allegations that the Reagan campaign had blocked Carter’s possible “October Surprise” of an election-eve hostage return.
Carter’s failure to free those hostages over 444 days had sealed his political doom and boosted Reagan from a neck-and-neck race to a resounding electoral victory. The hostages’ release, as Reagan was completing his Inaugural Address on Jan. 20, 1981, opened a floodgate of patriotic fervor that reshaped the political landscape and made Reagan a hero.
The possibility that this pivotal moment in modern American history had resulted from a nearly treasonous dirty trick had drawn understandably angry denials from Reagan-Bush loyalists — and even from Democrats who feared that the public would lose faith in politics if the charges proved true.
So, with a collective sigh of relief, the House task force debunked the charges by adopting an elaborate set of alibis for the key players, particularly the late CIA director William J. Casey, who had run Reagan’s campaign. One of the Casey alibi dates was nailed down, according to the task force, because a Republican operative had written Casey’s home phone number on a piece of paper that day, although the operative admitted that he had no recollection of reaching Casey at home.
Nevertheless, with a host of such dubious alibis, the 968-page report was shipped off to the printers, with a public release set for Jan. 13, 1993. Washington journalists, already briefed on the task force findings, were preparing to praise the report as “exhaustive” and “bipartisan.”
But two days before the news conference, a cable arrived from Moscow .
https://jimcraven10.wordpress.com/2012/08/04/another-october-surprise-russian-report-on-the-1980-reagan-iran-october-surprise/
h/t Thomas J. Mattingly in comments to the Beavis article


h/t LC as above

Edited at 2015-05-26 03:36 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on May 26th, 2015 08:13 pm (UTC)
Iran to intervene if ISIL nears borders: Minister
Mon May 25, 2015
Iran’s interior minister says the Islamic Republic will step in if the ISIL Takfiri terrorists advance to within 40 kilometers of the country’s borders.
“We have previously announced that if Daesh (ISIL) advances to around 40 kilometers of our borders and intends to commit an act of sabotage, Iran will definitely intervene,” Abdolreza Rahmani Fazil told reporters on Monday.
He added that Iran's border areas with Iraq may be affected by ISIL Takfiri group's terrorist operations.
More http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/05/25/412811/Iran-Abdolreza-Rahmani-Fazil-ISIL-Takfiri
clothcapclothcap on May 26th, 2015 08:15 pm (UTC)
News Analysis: Spain wakes up to new political reality after regional elections
English.news.cn 2015-05-25
MADRID, May 25 (Xinhua) -- Spain woke up to a new political reality on Monday morning in the wake of the regional and local elections.
These elections in which control of 13 regions and over 5,000 municipalities were up for grabs have produced a significant change in voting patterns in which the left-wing collective, Podemos and the center-right party Citizens have shown they are now part of Spanish political reality, while support for the ruling Popular Party plummeted.
The Popular Party (PP) of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was quick to proclaim itself the winner of Sunday's vote, which some analysts say is a bitter "victory" for PP.
Although it is true that the PP were the most voted for group on the day, their share of the vote plummeted from 37.5 percent in the 2011 regional elections and 44 percent in the 2011 general elections, to just 27 percent as over 2.5 million voters deserted them.
As a result the PP lost its overall majority in every one of Spain's regions and also in traditional strongholds such as Valencia, Madrid, Zaragoza and Valladolid.
More http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-05/25/c_134268983.htm
clothcapclothcap on May 26th, 2015 08:16 pm (UTC)
Major Monsanto Lawsuit Completely Blacked out by Media
By Christina Sarich
Global Research, May 25, 2015
Natural Society
What happens when one courageous attorney and a few citizens try to take down Monsanto? The MSM doesn’t cover it, for starters.
Efforts to publicize a class action lawsuit against Monsanto for false advertising it’s best-selling herbicide Roundup filed in Los Angeles County Court on April 20, 2015 have been rejected by almost every mainstream media outlet.
It’s no different than Fox, NBC, CNN, or ABC refusing to cover the DARK ACT which would give Monsanto legal immunity and disallow states to demand GMO labeling.
You would think that coverage of something the whole world wants to see – the first step toward the successful downfall of Monsanto –would be a hot news item; a newsworthy tidbit that every paper, radio station, and blog would want to spread across their pages with double bold headlines. But wait. . . just six corporations own ALL of the media in America, so there isn’t much luck there.
That’s why you have to go to sites like Russia Insider or Al Jazeera to find real news outside of certain alternative news channels in the US, and even those are white-washed from Facebook pages, and given secondary ratings on Google pages.
Matthew Phillips, the attorney suing Monsanto in California for false advertising on Roundup bottles, has asked the LA Times, New York Times, Huffington Post, CNN, and Reuters, one of the world’s largest news agencies to report on the lawsuit (Case No: BC 578 942), and most enforced a total media blackout.
When I spoke with Phillips over the phone, he said that he has tried posting the suit in Wikipedia’s Monsanto litigation section, but it keeps ‘disappearing.’ He says that he has also noticed posts on Facebook about this lawsuit get removed.
Continues http://www.globalresearch.ca/major-monsanto-lawsuit-completely-blacked-out-by-media/5451564