Friday, May 27, 2016

Leafletting Mosul Ahead of Annexation Operations- Coordinating with Raqqa?

 With Iraqi forces occupied/distracted in Fallujah. This is absolutely the perfect time to move on Mosul- For annexing Iraqi territory for Kurdistan aka Israel 2.0. As I'd mentioned previously it would be a feather in the cap for Barak Obama.  To triumphantly announce the defeat of "ISIS" before he leaves the White House. Wowee! Of course we are coming up on the two year 'anniversary' of ISIS taking Mosul. To take it back from the dastardly bad guys in just two years? That would be so sweet- such a propaganda coup

Flashback! May 3/2016 : Pt.3 Iraq’s Maidan Spring- Operation Annex Mosul is Well Under Way
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.
It appears the US and company are making their move on Mosul!

Clearly tied to coincide with the move on Raqqa, Syria. Or shall we say, annexation of Raqqa? Yah, I'm good with that!  Raqqa home to yet another dam. Tabqua Dam. And it's a big one.

 Long time readers here know we've talked water wars, water control and everything monopolized in one nice NATO/Israeli terror state: Kurdistan aka Israel 2.0

Notice the Peshmerga spokesperson in the video?
Is that really an Iraqi helicopter? Or is it an American helicopter?

Notice the disinfo contained in this Reuter's article?

Iraqi's fleeing Mosul, the UN is preparing for their move into Syria..

"the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday, adding it is gearing up for up to 50,000 people to leave the Islamic State-held city and cross the border"
Into Syria? Of all places? From the frying pan into the fire? Seems to me the UN is aiding in the forced migration of persons to a place they would never head to. 
 "Driving the exodus (from Mosul) appear to be reports that IS militants have stepped up executions of men and boys in Falluja since Iraqi government forces launched an offensive to re-take the city"
 So residents of Mosul are fleeing Mosul due to ISIS action in Falluja? That doesn't jibe with me!

They are fleeing , soon to be by the tens of thousands, because the US dropped a massive amount of leaflets announcing an impending attack!

Finally Reuters spills the beans- five paragraphs down though! Headline skimming never cuts it!
So it’s a desperate bid to escape (IS)-held Mosul," UNHCR spokeswoman Melissa Fleming said.
"The reasons for that are the pending battle to re-take it (Mosul).
The UNHCR has begun a five-day air lift to bring aid supplies from Jordan to Qamishly, where it will be loaded on trucks for distribution to Iraqi refugees and internally displaced Syrians.
 Who else is picking up on the theme of feather in Obama's cap?

 Two weeks late to my party, but with way more readers, it's Patrick Cockburn!
Independent (Not bloody likely!)  Now this obvious fact, mentioned here two weeks ago, will spread because Patrick is an accepted/believed authority by many on the 'left'- You know the humanitarian interventionist war types?  (rolls eyes!)

 The US would like to recapture the city this year. Mr Karim believes that President Obama “is desperately trying to get Isis out of Mosul before the end of his term.
 What a legacy- kidding just being facetious again!

The US Push to Recapture/Annex Mosul- Fact over Fiction

Thursday, May 26, 2016

US Forces Wearing YPG/PKK Patches On Their Uniforms

I couldn't have imagined it would have been  just the Canadian Special Forces wearing Kurdish regalia . Why are Canadian troops in Iraq wearing Kurdish flag?

The American nation destroyers, terror state creators supporting terrorists
In the ongoing fight around Raqqa, the Islamic State's de facto capital city inside Syria, some American Special Forces soldiers are wearing Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) patches on their uniforms as they back up Kurdish troops.
The sight of Americans wearing Kurdish patches is powerful, though perhaps not always for the reasons you might think..

 But the United States's increasingly close partnership with the Kurds has increased tensions with Turkey, America's NATO ally just a few miles to the north.

As I've stated for years here at the blog- The PKK destabilization of Turkey has the full backing and support of NATO/US/Israel.

Heval Gabar Tolhildan a Syrian Democratic Forces "volunteer" from Canada?
Sure.  Must be one of those dual nationals that sometimes reside in Canada. But mostly reside and have loyalties that lie elsewhere...

Just another NATO destabilization, with the tried and true media presentation of 'freedom fighters'
How was I one of just a handful to see through the charade?
Three cheers for those spunky NATO backed Kurdish militia/terrorists- Most effective fighting force against their symbiotic partner ISIS- also a tool of NATO!
 Suuuuuurrrreeeee.... all the dis/misinfo media sites and blogs. 

I'm extremely disgusted today.

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?

Saving Mosul Dam from Afar? Sweden of all places?

A conference in Sweden to save a dam in Iraq? I'm having some troubles with this narrative.
Saving Mosul Dam, from afar

Bizarre signage "most dangerous dam in the World" I didn't think engineers were so dramatic

I find the article and interviews rife with contradictions
And where there are contradictions- Their are lies.
Engineers, academics and politicians ( looks more like an NGO gathering) gathered in central Stockholm Tuesday to help diffuse an ongoing crisis in northern Iraq where a crumbling hydro-dam threatens to wash way towns and thousands of people.
Built in 1986, experts say the Mosul dam could collapse at any moment. Such a disaster would be catastrophic, flooding a city of about 1 million people and much of the country downstream along the Tigris River.
Nadhir Al-Ansari is a professor of civil engineering at Luleå University of Technology in Sweden's far north. Originally from Baghdad, he's been involved with the dam since its beginning, carrying out an early report about its structural problems. He says the dam's location was flawed from the get-go.
It was built on a bed of limestone and gypsum, a soft mineral that dissolves in water. That means the ground beneath the dam and its reservoir is slowly being eaten away by the water seeping into the weak bedrock, causing the dam to settle and crack.
Repairs have been carried out for decades with crews buttressing the dam's foundation by injecting grout into the cracks and holes that develop. That upkeep, however, ground to a halt two years ago when the Islamic State (IS) took control of Iraq's largest dam.
"Everybody ran away," Al-Ansari tells Radio Sweden. "And that meant the cavities were increasing under the foundation of the dam."
Now, to make matters worse, springtime and early summer see more water flowing into the dam's reservoir, building up additional pressure on the structure.
That's why a team of researchers and engineers are meeting this week to create an action plan meant to solve the crisis. Experts from the US, Canada, Sweden and elsewhere in Europe are in the capital. The group will prepare a roadmap for the dam's future that will be handed over to the Iraqi government.
"We as academics and scientists have a responsibility to tell people what we know," fellow Luleå University professor Sven Knutsson says. "If people listen or not, that's another thing but we have to say what we know."
Recently the Iraqi government signed a deal with an Italian company to repair and upgrade the dam. But those following the situation wonder if their efforts will be enough in the short term.
Al-Ansari and Knutsson say the best bet is to finish construction on a secondary dam that sits downriver. But that project will take about 2 years to complete. In the meantime the Mosul dam could collapse. Al-Ansari tells Radio Sweden it's only a matter of time.
"Sooner or later, we can assure you that it will fail," he says.

The secondary dam would be Badoush Dam.  A topic that was covered in this post-Annexing Mosul, Destroying Iraq & Collapsing Mosul Dam (Making way for Badush): Part 2

Monday, May 23, 2016

NATO Leaders Meet To Discuss and Plan for Second Attack On Libya

Ignoring the misleading headline and excluding most of the nonsense:

Looks to be a move to increase the weaponized migration into the EU
Among other agendas of course
To speed Gaddafi on his way to Hades, Nato and assorted pro-Western Arab states intervened in the Libyan uprising with an unprecedented avalanche of air strikes. Nato admits to flying an extraordinary 26,500 individual sorties against targets in Libya in 2011. Yet there have been only 3,933 Allied (non-Russian) air strikes in Syria against Daesh forces since bombing began in August 2014. In Iraq, there have been 8,438 Allied air attacks on Daesh units. So in Syria and Iraq combined, US and Nato forces have flown less than a third of the air strikes they did against the Gaddafi regime.

The result of the horrendous Nato bombing of Libya was effectively to destroy the country’s entire infrastructure – oil accepted, of course. Why this ridiculous overkill? Partly, it was at the behest of the Saudi-led Arab League which wanted revenge on the maverick Gaddafi. Partly, it was Nato and the US showing it could still flex military might after the debacles in Iraq and Afghanistan. Partly it was the petty vanity of Britain’s David Cameron and France’s Nicholas Sarkozy, who wanted to pretend to be a reincarnation of Mrs Thatcher. And it was the usual Western disdain for Arab lives.

Having destroyed the country, the Western powers simply walked away leaving Libya to descend into chaos. This dysfunctional country is now split into three warring zones. In the east, in Benghazi, there is the anti-Islamist House of Representatives, which is backed by neighbouring Egypt. HoR has some democratic legitimacy and is supported (after a fashion) by the remnants of the Libyan National Army led by ambitious General Khalifa Haftar. His is the strongest indigenous military force. Meanwhile, the western part of Libya, centred on Tripoli, remains in the hands of a variety of Islamist militias. In the middle: Daesh.
 I would call that a job well done, because splitting Libya up was the agenda. 
Discussed most recently in this two part, relinked below,  post from February 2015. Yes, over a year ago!

Two factors have renewed Western concern over Libya. The first is the flow of refugees and economic migrants using the country as a route into Europe. After the deal brokered between the EU and Turkey to return refugees to Turkish camps, chaotic Libya is now the obvious point of departure for those seeking to get to Europe. The UN reckons there are at least 100,000 would-be migrants waiting in their chance in Libya.

How can the EU broker a deal with Libya to send back any refugees, if there is no proper Libyan government? Answer: create a puppet government, sign a deal with them, then send in Nato military assets to enforce the deal. Last month, such a puppet government was delivered to Tripoli by boat (reportedly Saudi) and now resides in a heavily fortified naval base in Tripoli. This so-called Government of National Accord (GNA) is led by Faiez Serraj, whose father was a minister under the old pre-Gaddafi monarchy. The GNA is recognised by none of the other factions in Libya including strongman General Hafter. It remains surrounded not just by hostile Islamist militias in Tripoli but increasingly by Daesh. Daesh has deliberately opened a second front in Libya to break out of its encirclement in Syria-Iraq. It has anything between 4,000 and 6,000 fighters in Libya, based on Gaddafi’s old stronghold of Sirte. Despite ceding ground recently to General Hafter’s National Army, Libyan Daesh last week inflicted heavy casualties on militia units protecting Serraj’s puppet GNA.
Daesh conveniently moves to Libya... rolls eyes
At Nato’s July summit, the decision will be taken to blockade Libya’s 2,000-kilometre coast, to turn back refugees and isolate Daesh. Britain has already deployed a spy ship (HMS Enterprise) to the area and US drones are flying daily across Libya from the Italian island of Pantelleria. Various reputable media sources reveal there are already British, American, French and Italian Special Forces on the ground directing militia operations against Daesh. Come July expect renewed airstrikes targeting Daesh.

The UK has publicly offered to send 1,000 military advisors to train a new Libyan army loyal to the wobbly Serraj government. As these British personnel would be based in easy striking distance of Daesh suicide bombers, any notion they would be non-combatants is risible. The Second Libyan War has already begun. Where it will end is anybody’s guess.

From earlier:

Centcom's Votel to Syria/ "Rojova" after Unannounced Visit to Iraq

Centcom's Votel to Syria/ "Rojova" after Unannounced Visit to Iraq

Top US Commander Makes Secret Visit to Syrian Kurdistan This comes after his unannounced visit to Iraq, mentioned here: Mosul: it's Precarious Dam & an Earthquake? CENTCOM/ DOD. Baghdad Protests, Again

QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— On a secret trip to Syrian Kurdistan, the new commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East said Saturday he felt a moral obligation to enter a war zone to check on his troops and make his own assessment of progress in organizing Kurdish fighters and local Arab for what has been a slow campaign to push the Islamic State out of Syria.
“I have responsibility for this mission, and I have responsibility for the people that we put here,” Army Gen. Joseph Votel said in an interview as dusk fell on the remote outpost where he had arrived 11 hours earlier. “So it’s imperative for me to come and see what they’re dealing with – to share the risk they are dealing with.”
Votel, who has headed U.S. Central Command for just seven weeks, became the highest-ranking U.S. military officer known to have entered Syria since the U.S. began its campaign to counter the Islamic State in 2014. Votel flew into the Kurdish region in northern Syria from Iraq, where he had conferred on Friday with U.S. and Iraqi military commanders. In Syria he met with U.S. military advisers working with Syrian Arab fighters and consulted with leaders of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces SDF supported by the U.S.
CENTCOM Commander Joseph Votel and other U.S. military officials visited the Kurdish city of Kobani and met with Kurdish-led Democratic Syria Forces commanders and political officials, local media reported.
Votel’s visit is the first military visit to Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) at the highest level.
The SDF is an alliance, formed in October 2015, of the powerful Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) with smaller Arab, Christian and Turkmen militias in a coalition intended to take on Islamic State.
So much for the claims of Turkmen belonging to Turkey and Erdogan! Certainly the Kurds and Turkmen alliance was mentioned at the blog previously.
The Kurdish YPG  forces, which the U.S. and Russia consider an ally in the fight against Islamic State, is the most effective group fighting IS in Syria, as the Kurdish militia has seized swathes of Syria from Islamic State.
 Annexed Syrian land from Syria
Votel’s flight into Syria was the first made in daylight by U.S. forces, who have about 200 advisers on the ground in Syrian Kurdistan. Military ground rules for the trip prohibited reporting the kind of aircraft Votel used, the exact location of where he landed and the names and images of the U.S. military advisers, who said they have been operating from the camp since January.
The last known high-level U.S. official to visit Syrian Kurdistan was Brett McGurk, Obama’s envoy to the coalition fighting the Islamic State. He spent two days in Syria in late January, including a tour of Kobani, the small Kurdish town near the Turkish border where Kurdish fighters backed by U.S. airstrikes had expelled an entrenched group of Islamic State fighters a year earlier.
Votel said his visit had hardened his belief that the U.S. is taking the right approach to developing local forces to fight IS, an acronym for the Islamic State.
“I left with increased confidence in their capabilities and our ability to support them,” he said. “I think that model is working and working well.”
The U.S. is supporting what it calls the Syrian Democratic Forces, which is predominantly comprised of Syrian Kurds, numbering at least 25,000 fighters, with a smaller element of Syrian Arabs, numbering perhaps 5,000 to 6,000. The U.S. is trying to increase the Arab numbers.
The US is trying to increase the Arab fighters- LOL. SDF has always been predominantly as in almost entirely Kurdish PKK/YPG
Qarhaman Hasan, the deputy commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces, said he has given the Americans a list of his most pressing needs. Atop his list: armored vehicles, heavy weapons like machine guns, as well as rocket launchers and mortars.
“We’re creating an army,” he said through an interpreter, and have had to rely on smuggling to get weapons.
They have an army- And they've been airdropped weapons by the US. As well as smuggled weapons through Turkish and Iraqi territory via their PKK bretheren. With the airport in Qamishlo and the US flying in and out of there- The PKK/YPG terror crowd can make  greater demands for even more weapons because it will be much easier to have them delivered.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Henry Levy "Peshmerga"- Cannes Review: "Easy to see Peshmerga as a Propaganda Movie"

That's because it is! And that's all it is. But wait for it, yup, the reviewer uses the N word... Nazi.
Really predictable manipulative language- Just quoting the relevant paragraph from THR
Of course it was a glowing review. Would anyone have expected otherwise?

"It’s easy to see Peshmerga as a propaganda movie reminiscent of those made by the U.S. government’s Field Photographic Branch during World War II, framing its troopers as modern-day heroes and providing us with only a single viewpoint. Yet if there’s one regime in the world today that the public would probably compare to the Nazis, it’s ISIS, so Henry-Levy is unlikely to be criticized for stacking the deck too much against them"

I'll criticize Henry Levy for making a propaganda film reminiscent of every other piece of manipulative war garbage ever made. Reading the review made me retch!

There were so many other view points that were excluded-
-Ethnic cleansing of Arabs
-Annexing of land from multiple nations
-Kurdish "heroes" terrorizing there own bretheren
-The backing of the Peshmerga by NATO
- The support via American airstrikes- including strikes that killed many Arab families (ethnic cleansing)
- Training by NATO
-Arming of Peshmerga by NATO

All glossed over by BHL, so he could make a propaganda film, employing a simplistic white and black narrative presenting the Kurdish militia/terrorist/war criminals/land grabbers as heros!

I'll criticize him and his piece of garbage film. Which I have no intention of ever seeing.

 This is your perception being managed!  
Propaganda to make you believe that which you should not.

Cannes adds Bernard Henri Levy's "Peshmerga" documentary to official selection