The Erupting U.S. Armageddon in the Middle East and Beyond

Every day there are major new developments in this erupting Armageddon.
Just yesterday the Houthi Shia of Yemen allied with Iran overthrew the Sunni tyranny in the capital of Yemen and seized the major buildings, weapons, and much of the capital, even traffic control in the streets. The Shia army and party have signed a temporary agreement of transition with the remnants of the U. S. supported Sunni tyrants, but this is clearly meant to try to avoid counter attacks. Yemen is on the Southern border of Saudi Arabia. The nearly 10 million Houthi are obviously a very effective fighting force and are being compared to the super-guerrila army of Hizbollah.
The Shia armies of Moqtada al Sadr in Baghdad are now highly mobilized and fighting IS on the outskirts of Baghdad, pushing them back from Shia Baghdad.
IS has just released the Turkish diplomats they took hostage in N. Iraq. They are making peace with the Turks, not cutting off their heads, to protect their northern borders. IS has seized the Kurd areas of Syria and about 1.5 million Kurds have poured into bordering Turkey for protection, which is frightening to Turkey because of their long civil war with Kurds. All of this helps to pin down the Turks and Kurds to the North of IS…

This post was published at Lew Rockwell on September 24, 2014.

US Bombed Empty Buildings in ISIL Airstrike on Raqqa, Syria

Did the US bomb a load of empty buildings in Syria on Tuesday?
US CENTCOM in Doha, Qatar may have a leak. According CNN Middle East correspondent Arwa Damon (photo, left) revealed on air that early Wednesday that ISIL terrorists allegedly held up in Raqqa, Syria, may have been tipped off weeks in advance to the US airstrikes on Syria. According to Damon, Raqqa resident had ‘mixed reactions to the strikes’, and that, ’15-20 days before the airstrikes, (ISIL) buildings were evacuated, and fighters then mixed in with the local population’.
So this means that Obama’s grand strikes on Raqqa only blew up some empty buildings. How can the US know who is where, and a better question is how much can the public trust US reports of its own bombing campaigns. Expecting truthful reports and damage assessments from Washington is a tall order, especially since it has no track record of being highly politicised in its communications and not delivering transparency in its assessments.

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on SEPTEMBER 24, 2014.

The Real Reason We Are Bombing Syria

The administration’s response to the conjunction of this weekend’s People’s Climate March and the International Day of Peace?1) Bomb Syria the following day, to wrest control of the oil from ISIS which gained its foothold directly in the region through the US, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and Jordan funding and arming ISIS’ predecessors in Syria.2) Send the president to UN General Assembly, where he will inevitably give a rousing speech about climate and peace, while the destruction of the environment and the shattering of world peace is on full display 5,000 miles away. Nothing better illustrates the bankruptcy of the Obama administration’s foreign policy than funding groups that turn on the US again and again, a neo-con fueled cycle of profits for war makers and destruction of ever-shifting “enemies.”The fact can’t be refuted: ISIS was born of Western intervention in Iraq and covert action in Syria. This Frankenstein-like experiment of arming the alleged freedom-seeking Syrian opposition created the monster that roams the region. ISIS and the US have a curious relationship — mortal enemies that, at the same time, benefit from some of the same events:

This post was published at Ron Paul Institute on September 24, 2014.

FBI, DHS Go Full Scaremonger: Warn Police Of Airstrike-Inspired ‘Homegrown Extremists’ & ‘Disgruntled Employee’ Threats

We are in the midst of bombing two sovereign nations without a declaration of war. They have spent trillions of your money over the last 13 years to create the largest surveillance state in world history. They can’t, or won’t, keep little kids from streaming over our southern border. They have militarized every podunk police force in the country with Hummvees and high powered weapons. They rape airline passengers. They monitor every electronic communication of every person in the country. They have cameras watching us in every major city.
But that isn’t enough. They must keep the sheep in terror of phantom wolves hiding behind every bush. Even though you are 8 times more likely to be killed by a policeman than a terrorist, we are supposed to cower and beg the government to protect us from phantom terrorists. The ruling class must know their Ponzi scheme is very close to collapsing and causing a Greater Depression. They need to distract the masses with foreign threats or we will turn on them when the financial implosion hits. Fourth Turnings always intensify. War is coming. The question is whether it will be a civil war, foreign war, or both…

This post was published at The Burning Platform on Sept 24, 2014.

Making Up For Lost Time: US Drops ‘A Month Of Bombs’ On Syria In One Night

Never one to miss out on some heavy “shock and awe”, Bloomberg reports that the U. S. dropped almost as many bombs and missiles on Islamic State positions in Syria in its first night of airstrikes there as it did in the first month of attacks on the extremist group in Iraq. It appears American foreign policy comes down to this, “it’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission,” as the offensive unleashed 200 precision-guided munitions including 47 Tomahawk cruise missiles, and also got to play with its new F-22 toy in its first combat mission. The first night of airstrikes was ‘only the beginning,’Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon’s spokesman, told reporters.
The “allied” airbases…

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/24/2014.

Syrian General: ‘Moderate Opposition’ in Syria Figment of Obama’s Imagination

The "moderate opposition" that U.S. President Barack Obama said Washington would train and equip to address the Islamic State (IS) militant threat in Iraq and Syria does not exist, Maj. Gen. Yahya Suleiman told Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency on Tuesday.
"We are accustomed to the fact that the United States is often hypocritical. The biggest hypocrisy was displayed by the American side, when the U.S. president announced that there is a "moderate opposition" in Syria. However, this was nothing more than a figment of his [Barack Obama's] own imagination," Maj. Gen. Suleiman said.
"At the same time, such a statement had special meaning and was made in order to satisfy the U.S. allies that got involved in a conspiracy against Syria – especially the Gulf states led by Saudi Arabia. That is why the United States, feeding them with promises, agreed that they prepare 5,000 fighters," Maj. Gen. Suleiman added.

This post was published at RAI Novosti

Sunni v Shiite Civil War in Islam – Drawing The World Into Another Crusade – Precise with War Cycle

We are preparing a special report on the Middle East with the various currencies and share markets combined with the Energy Markets. There are tremendous aspects of the Middle-East that are not understood to say the least outside the region. The importance of this in-depth research impacts the War Cycle without question. The radical ISIS group was funded by Saudi Arabia and the United States all in an effort to create a smoke screen for a pipeline Saudi Arabia wanted through Syria to compete with Russia in Europe. However, it is gathering followers even from Georgia in Russia and the goal is to create a new Crusade.
The entire Benghazi incident was not what it seems. Based upon information and belief, Ambassador Sevens was initially providing arms to Libyan rebels to overthrow Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who was killed by the U. S. funded rebels on October 20, 2011 during the Battle of Sirte. President Obama signed a secret order authorizing covert U. S. government support for rebel forces seeking to oust Gaddafi, reported Reuters on March 20, 2011. Almost a year after the fall of Gaddafi, on Sept. 11 and 12, 2012, a U. S. diplomatic compound and CIA annex in the Libyan city of Benghazi were attacked, killing four Americans, including U. S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens who served there between June 2012 to September 12, 2012, reported the Washington Post. However, Stevens had served in Libya twice previously: as the Deputy Chief of Mission (from 2007 to 2009) and as Special Representative to the National Transitional Council (from March 2011 to November 2011) during the Libyan revolution. He arrived in Tripoli in May 2012 as the U. S. Ambassador to Libya.

This post was published at Armstrong Economics on September 24, 2014.

KHORASAN: TOOTHPASTE BOMBERS FROM NOWHERE

The supposed al-Qaeda splinter group more dangerous than ISIS, Khorasan, has taken center stage in Obama’s effort to legitimize the U. S. bombing campaign in Syria. As we reported September 18, Khorasan, which supposedly consists of a handful of terrorists, is public relations gimmick for an illegal and unconstitutional violation of Syria’s national sovereignty. Prior to its roll out in the lead-up to the Syrian bombing campaign, only the government knew about Khorasan. It was a secret.
‘It was supposed to be top secret, classified, and it wasn’t until last week that an AP story had it in there,’ said Rep. Peter King. ‘But we weren’t supposed to talk about it.’ The AP story preceded the U. S. bombing campaign by a few days.
From Business Insider:
Though they initially had a relationship with ISIS, like Al Qaeda, the Khorasan Group is said to have distanced itself from the so-called Islamic State. Reportedly, the Khorasan Group is working with Jabhat al-Nusra, the official Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, and attempting to obtain bombs from Yemen that can be detonated by new Western recruits.
However, according to media reports, Jabhat al-Nusra in Syria met up with ISIS in the border town of Albu Kamal in June and pledged allegiance to the group.

This post was published at Info Wars on SEPTEMBER 24, 2014.

Nuclear War with John Batchelor and Steve Cohen

For the moment, The Ukraine Crisis has been pushed to the back burner with a ceasefire and hostilities in the Middle East drawing media attention further away. Sadly, though, this Crisis will NOT be going away and the long-term ramifications might be deadly for all mankind.
The first half of last night’s discussion focuses upon the recent decision by the Woody administration to go ahead with a plan to “modernize” the American nuclear weapons systems. This is a definite re-start of The Cold War and it flies in the face of all that candidate Woody promised in 2008. I about spit out my coffee when I heard Professor Cohen state that the price-tag of this could be as high as $1T! The New York Times recently wrote about this in a lengthy expose here:
The NYT editorial board also took up the story yesterday:
The second half of the show deals with updates from the front and all of the latest geo-political developments.
PLEASE give this a thorough listen.
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

This post was published at TF Metals Report on September 24, 2014.

World Proxy War I – Mapping The Foreign Troops Fighting In Syria And Iraq

If only a year ago, someone had suggested that World Proxy War I would break out on the territory of what used to be Iraq and Syria, they would be deemed insane and put away in the Marriner Eccles building or some other insane asylum.
And yet, as AFP’s latest map shows, as of this moment nearly 20 nations from around the globe have deployed boots on the ground to battle a terrorist threat, which at least according to the people of Iraq, was once again created by the CIA. The biggest wildcard, of course, is how many troops the US itself has deployed, whether in “boots on the ground” of CIA “flip-flops” format, to pursue yet another regional destabilization and localized war, one, however which may just spill over in a violent and quite uncontrollable fashion.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/24/2014.

Rep. Jones on Syria Attack: ‘Why Do We Have a Constitution?’

Following the Obama administration’s decision to launch air strikes on Syrian territory without a declaration of war or authorization from Congress, Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) questioned why the United States even has a Constitution anymore.
As we highlighted yesterday, the Obama administration’s legal justification for military strikes inside Syria does not come from Congress, which was not consulted, nor does it even come from the United Nations, a fall back the Obama White House used following the 2011 bombardment of Libya.
Obama’s legal framework for the campaign against ISIS in Syria rests on a 2001 authorization of military force that expressly limits military action to be used against ‘those nations, organizations, or persons’ that ‘planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons.’
With Al-Qaeda having divorced itself from Islamic State, ISIS has no connection whatsoever to 9/11, meaning Obama’s legal basis for the attacks inside Syria is non-existent.

This post was published at Info Wars by PAUL JOSEPH WATSON | SEPTEMBER 24, 2014.

President Obama Addresses The United Nations General Assembly – Live Feed

“We did it for your own good,” could perhaps be the mantra of President Obama’s address to The United Nations’ General Assembly this morning as the Nobel Peace Prize winner looks his fellow world-leaders in the eye and explains why the US unilaterally invaded Syria to save them all from the Dread Pirate Roberts ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State (and now The Khorasan Group). As AP reports, on Wednesday afternoon, Obama will convene an unusual meeting of the U. N. Security Council, during which members were expected to adopt a resolution that would require all countries to prevent the recruitment and transport of would-be foreign fighters preparing to join terrorist groups such as the Islamic State group. Good luck with that.
Will they fly in an Airforce One chopper as a dramatic backdrop for this speech?
President Obama is due to speak at 10amET (we hope he does not keep the world waiting…)

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/24/2014.

Valery Getely Loses his Mind

Ukraine’s Defense Minister Alleges Russia Nuked Ukraine In recent days a few incidents suggested that the world is increasingly going cuckoo, with a minister of the government in Kiev once again right at the forefront. Kiev’s government is by now known for its tall tales and sometimes bizarre ideas (such as Arseny Yatsenyuk’s recent proposal to build a wall between Ukraine and Russia, just to be safe), but defense minister Valery Geteley is evidently in a class of his own (link to article in German press). As the head of the Duma’s foreign affairs committee, Alexey Pushkov remarked in a brief and to the point summary:
‘It appears Ukraine’s defense minister has taken leave of his senses.’
The Russian defense ministry issued a brief press statement accusing Getely of ‘paranoia’. Even supporters of the government in Kiev felt they had to chime in with the odd critical remark. Getely had announced in an interview that Russia had recently nuked the Lugansk airport with 3 kiloton missiles of the 2S4 Tjulpan make.

This post was published at Acting-Man on September 24, 2014.

U.S. to Take Action Against Islamic State Disregarding ‘Geography or Borders’: Reports

"We will not allow geography or borders to prevent us from taking action [against the IS]," Kerry said at a press conference following his meeting with Iraqi President Fuad Masum, as quoted by Associated Press (AP).
"We will hold them [IS militants] responsible for their grotesque atrocities," Kerry stressed, adding that "we will not allow them to find safe haven where they think they can have sanctuary against accountability."
Earlier on Tuesday, U.S. President Barack Obama pledged to continue the fight against IS militants and to build up the anti-IS international coalition, which now comprises over 40 countries.
The Unites States carried out a number of airstrikes against IS positions in Syria on Tuesday, using aircraft, drones and Tomahawk missiles. Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates also reportedly took part in the attacks.

This post was published at RAI Novosti

Weeks of U.S. Strikes Fail to Dislodge ISIS in Iraq

After six weeks of American airstrikes, the Iraqi government’s forces have scarcely budged the Sunni extremists of the Islamic State from their hold on more than a quarter of the country, in part because many critical Sunni tribes remain on the sidelines.
Although the airstrikes appear to have stopped the extremists’ march toward Baghdad, the Islamic State is still dealing humiliating blows to the Iraqi Army. On Monday, the government acknowledged that it had lost control of the small town of Sichar and lost contact with several hundred of its soldiers who had been besieged for nearly a week at a camp north of the Islamic State stronghold of Falluja, in Anbar Province.
By midday, there were reports that hundreds of soldiers had been killed there in battle or mass executions. Ali Bedairi, a lawmaker from the governing alliance, said more than 300 soldiers had died after the loss of the base, Camp Saqlawiya. The prime minister ordered the arrest of the responsible officers, although a military spokesman put the death toll at just 40 and said 68 were missing.

This post was published at NY Times

United States Launches Airstrikes in Syria – Real Target Is Assad

Late Monday evening, September 22, the United States began the first of its airstrikes inside Syria.
Although details are still murky about where the attacks took place and what targets were actually hit, the Pentagon has acknowledged responsibility for the bombings.
According to USA Today, Rear Admiral John Kirby stated that ‘I can confirm that U. S. military and partner nation forces are undertaking military action against ISIL terrorists in Syria using a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles. Given that these operations are ongoing, we are not in a position to provide additional details at this time.’
USA Today reports that the strikes were carried out both by bomber jets and by ships firing cruise missiles. It is said that the strikes have hit about 20 ISIS targets, including what is being called ‘headquarters buildings’ for ‘militants who have based their movement in Syria.’
The attacks were not carried out with the coordination and cooperation of the Syrian government. Nor were they carried out with Syrian government permission.
While Syria has already stated that any airstrikes conducted over Syrian airspace would be considered an act of war and that Syria might very well shoot down any American planes conducting those strikes, it is as of yet unclear as to how the Syrian government will respond.
The United States has repeatedly stated that it refuses to coordinate any airstrikes with the Syrian government and responded with an Orwellian statement that it would oust Assad military if he dare defend himself against American attacks.
The attacks come after a decision made by the White House and approved by Congress on September 17, 2014, to arm and train the alleged ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels. The vote was 273-156 in favor of the $500 million plan. Of course, the bill in question was actually an amendment that was cynically attached to a bill designed to continue funding for the federal government in the short-term, ensuring maximum support from members of the House.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on September 23rd, 2014.

What Bombs? Obama’s ‘Arab Coalition’ Were Only Cheerleaders in Syria Airstrike

Much was made by U. S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday about his his ‘Arab Coalition’ as the US announced it had hit Islamic State (IS, ISIL) terrorist targets inside Syria overnight. Washington claims that it’s Arab partners had finally answered the call to ‘take the fight to terrorists’, the only problem was – they didn’t.
We are told that Obama’s bombing partners for the operation comprised of regional monarchies and dictatorships, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Jordan and Bahrain. But what role did they really play in the attacks?
Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral Jim Kirby seemed very cagey about the issue and in the end was reluctant to release any information regarding specifics about what Washington’s ‘Arab partners’ actually did during the raid on supposed ISIS/ISIL targets Syria. We are told that Arab allies, ‘took part’, ‘participated in’, and ‘joined in’, absolutely no specifics.
Obama’s camp was running cover too, as White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest stated, ‘Given that these operations are ongoing, we are not in a position to provide additional details at this time’. Nothing to see here – move along…

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on SEPTEMBER 24, 2014.