Obama Planning For A Western-Backed Coalition No-Fly Zone Over Syria – Episode 462

The following video was published by X22Report on Sep 8, 2014
Japan economy contracts to 7.1 percent. France doesn’t want the President for a 2nd term. Argentina makes deal with China by passing the default. Housing recovery is does not exist, 64% said this is not a good time to buy a house. Spain purchasing riot gear for civil disobedience. US getting ready to send military aid to West Africa. Ukraine receiving military assets from US and NATO. US and Ukraine holding drills in the Black Sea during the cease fire. US working with other nations to create a no fly zone over Syria.

It Will Cost Taxpayers $5 Billion To Help Obama Create An ISIS Strategy

We can hear the narrative now… how can Congress turn down President Obama’s demands for $5 billion to pay for a ‘counter-terrorism’ fund that could be used to support operations against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria… if they do, are they not supporting terrorism? As The Hill reports, White House press secretary Josh Earnest floated the $5 billion counterterrorism fund as something that ‘would strengthen the hand of this president and future presidents for dealing with urgent situations like this.” We await Wednesday night’s unveiling of the long-awaited strategy…

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/08/2014.

OBAMA’S LONG ISIS WAR: IT WILL TAKE YEARS AND KILL THOUSANDS

The New York Times, long the preferred conduit for war propaganda, has laid out Obama’s plan to defeat ISIS, aka the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The administration warns the effort will take years to complete and continue after Obama has left office. The first phase a sustained air campaign will, the Times claims, roll back ISIS gains in northern and western Iraq. Details on how this will work minus ground troops is not explained.
Next, the United States will shuffle around the government in Iraq to make it ‘more inclusive.’ This is total blue sky.
Following the U. S. invasion and the toppling and eventual execution of strongman and former CIA operative Saddam Hussein, Iraq predictably descended into sectarian violence. This was planned. ‘What is unfolding is a process of ‘constructive chaos,’ engineered by the West,’ writes Julie Lvesque. ‘The destabilization of Iraq and its fragmentation has been planned long ago and is part of the ‘Anglo-American-Israeli ‘military road map’ in the Middle East,’ an effort introduced during the Bush administration and coined the ‘New Middle East’ by then U. S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
The final element of Obama’s supposed plan to deal with ISIS calls for a de facto invasion of Syria. The Pentagon estimates this part of the plan will take at least 36 months.


This post was published at Info Wars on SEPTEMBER 8, 2014.

ISIL and the Confused Energy Picture

For everyone following today’s energy developments the overall picture is confusing, to say the least. This is particularly apparent with regard to oil supplies from mid-June onwards when the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL – also referred to as ISIS – Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) conflict flared up, with the insurgents making rapid advances across northern Iraq.
It could be expected that the immediate knock-on effect of this conflict would be a surge in oil prices, much like the world experienced back in 2008 when there were similar tensions in the Middle East. Indeed, some commentators suggested that this would happen, claiming that ISIL was bent on controlling Iraqi crude oil and as a result there would be a global oil shock as prices skyrocketed.
However, over at Chatham House and the Brookings Institution calmer heads were more cautious. The eminent energy specialist, Professor Paul Stevens, wrote on 17 June that the insurgency in Iraq, while causing nervousness in the oil market, should not be a cause of problems ‘in the near term’. While he stated that ‘in the longer term the consequences for oil markets could be more interesting’ and outlined a number of challenges, he seemed confident that the conflict’s limited impact on supply will only worsen if particular circumstances come to pass – specifically if the Iraqi government loses complete control and/or oil operations in the south of the country are somehow affected.
A few days later, on 23 June, Kenneth Pollack at Brookings projected that after some initial successes for ISIL, we will witness a stalemate along the current battle lines as Iraqi government forces and the Kurdish Pershmerga hold their ground. He concluded his analysis with the prediction that ‘it is unlikely that the revived civil war will cause a near-term collapse in Iraqi oil production’. Again we see the careful use of the expression ‘near-term’.

This post was published at Silver Bear Cafe on September 5, 2014.

Mr. President, The Less You Do Overseas The Better

‘We’ve got to stop ISIS… al-Qaida… Syria’s Assad… Hamas… Hezbollah… Taliban… Shebab…the wicked Ruskis in Ukraine…those Yemeni Houthis… Iran… Sudan… Islamists in Libya and Mali… Boko Haram in Nigeria… the Red Chinese in Asia. Oh yes, and defend Latvia and fight the Lord’s Army in Uganda. That’s the view in Washington where international police fever and growing hysteria over ISIS, the latest Mideast bogeyman, have gripped the nation, as elections near and politicians talk more nonsense than usual. Listen to Republican windbags and you’d believe the hordes of ISIS are about to put Cleveland to the sword.

This post was published at Ron Paul Institute on saturday september 6, 2014.

US Boots in Iraq and Baltics, Authorization to Attack Syria…and US Troops in Ukraine!

It has been a busy week for US military planners. As the NATO summit in Wales kicks off today, with an expected agreement to create a “spearhead” force of up to 5,000 troops to rapidly deploy to any “hotspot” in eastern Europe, we learn that the US will also send several hundred troops to participate in NATO military exercises in Ukraine later this month. The exercises, provocatively named “Rapid Trident,” are said to be “a sign of the commitment of NATO states to support non-NATO member Ukraine…”As the civil war rages on in Kiev, with US-backed troops from Kiev fighting to suppress an independence movement in the east, the presence of US troops on Ukrainian soil sends a perhaps dangerously clear message of US willingness to become further involved in Ukraine’s internal affairs. Russia has been accused of military involvement on behalf of those seeking independence from Kiev, but Moscow denies any official Russian role. President Obama said Wednesday he wants “American boots on the ground, continuously rotating through Estonia and Latvia and Lithuania,” in response to Russian “aggression” in the region.

This post was published at Ron Paul Institute on September 4, 2014.

Cease-fire in Ukraine with Russia, Islamic State Grows, Ferguson Police Investigated by AG Holder

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There is a cease-fire between the pro-Russian separatists and Ukraine. I hope this is a legitimate effort and not a tactic to stall for time until NATO can send in more troops. I hope this is not a way to say well, we tried to talk to Russia, and it did not work out. Now, there is an excuse for wider war. Anyone who thinks Russia is not heavily involved is dreaming. After all, it is Vladimir Putin laying out a ‘seven point plan’ to end hostilities in eastern Ukraine.
The other big story out there is the Islamic State that is now the size of the UK in between Syria and western Iraq. The President is all over the map on this issue. Last week, he said he did not have a strategy, and this week, he says he wants to ‘degrade and destroy’ the Islamic State. Obama also said he wanted to ‘manage’ this group that cuts the heads off of people while shooting video of the horrible acts.
Meanwhile, there are all sorts of warnings of a terror attack here in the U. S., and who does the Justice Department go after but the Ferguson Police Department. Let me get this straight, AG Eric Holder thinks the Ferguson Police are a bigger threat than Islamic terrorists.

Even Senator McCain ‘Accidentally’ Refers to the Syrian Rebels as ‘ISIS’

Oops.
The supposed differences between the Syrian rebels (which our government says are the ‘good guys’) and ISIS (the ‘bad guys’) are becoming so hard to differentiate these days, that apparently even our government’s most stalwart supporters of war can’t keep their lies straight when the cameras are rolling.
I’ve written multiple articles (here, here, and here) on the fact that good ‘ol Uncle Sam in the form of the Obama Administration has sent hundreds of millions of dollars to ISIS, the terrorist enemy in Iraq and Syria that our government also helped train which is apparently gotten so bad now…


This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on September 4th, 2014.

PERFECT TIMING: CAMERON OPENS DOOR TO SYRIA AIR STRIKES 48 HOURS AFTER ISIS BEHEADING THREAT

The ISIS threat to behead British hostage David Haines couldn’t have been more impeccably timed for David Cameron, arriving less than 48 hours before a speech by the British Prime Minister in which he began to build a case for air strikes targeting Syria.
Haines appeared at the end of a video released on Tuesday which purported to show the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff. The ISIS militant in the footage threatens to kill Haines if the US and the UK do not ‘back off’ from fighting ISIS.
At the start of the NATO summit in Wales this morning, Cameron cited the video as one of the reasons why air strikes on Syria cannot be ruled out, as he began re-building a case for military aggression that failed last year following dubious claims about who was responsible for the Ghouta chemical weapons attack.
For Cameron, who has been struggling to build political support for air strikes on ISIS, the threat to behead Haines couldn’t have been more timely.
And therein lies the completely illogical foundation of the alleged beheading videos. The release of the footage does nothing to encourage the US and the UK to ‘back off’ fighting ISIS, it achieves the exact opposite, creating a casus belli for expanded western military operations in the middle east.


This post was published at Info Wars by PAUL JOSEPH WATSON | SEPTEMBER 4, 2014.

The Obama Administration Policies That Jihadists Are Using To Legally Immigrate To America

Did you know that one of the Americans that was recently killed fighting for ISIS once cleaned planesat Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport? His name was Abdirahmaan Muhumed, and he was a Somali refugee. Since 1975, more than 3 million refugees have been resettled in cities in the United States, and thanks to the Obama administration an increasing percentage of those refugees are Muslim. As you will read about below, Obama has even made it possible for refugees that have given only ‘limited material support’ to terrorists to come to America. The Obama administration says that it is still trying to keep full-blown terrorists from entering the country, but it has become exceedingly clear that administration officials aren’t exactly into that whole ‘border security’ thing. And once refugees arrive in the United States, they are fully eligible for food stamps, Medicaid, housing assistance and a whole host of other welfare programs. So if you are a jihadist and you want to move to the United States legally, all you have to do is claim to be a ‘refugee’ and you might just find that the red carpet gets rolled out for you.
According to a survey conducted by Pew Research, ‘the estimated share of legal Muslim immigrants entering the U. S. each year has roughly doubled, from about 5 percent of legal immigrants in 1992 to about 10 percent in 2012.’ And this rise in Islamic immigration has been accelerated by a series of moves by Barack Obama.
For example, earlier this year the Wall Street Journal reported on a decision by the Obama administration to bring thousands of additional Syrian refugees into the country by the end of this year…

This post was published at End Of The American Dream on September 3rd, 2014.

GEN. MCINERNEY: ‘WE HELPED BUILD ISIS’

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During an appearance on Fox News, General Thomas McInerney acknowledged that the United States ‘helped build ISIS’ as a result of the group obtaining weapons from the Benghazi consulate in Libya which was attacked by jihadists in September 2012.
Asked what he thought of the idea of arming so-called ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels after FSA militants kidnapped UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights, McInerney said the policy had been a failure.
‘We backed I believe in some cases, some of the wrong people and not in the right part of the Free Syrian Army and that’s a little confusing to people, so I’ve always maintained….that we were backing the wrong types.’
then made reference to a Bret Baier Fox News special set to air on Friday which will, ‘show some of those weapons from Benghazi ended up in the hands of ISIS – so we helped build ISIS,’ said

This post was published at Info Wars by PAUL JOSEPH WATSON | SEPTEMBER 3, 2014.

Don’t Blink, You’ll Miss Another US Attack!

US bombs have been falling on Iraq for several weeks now, and an attack is also planned against Syria. At the NATO summit in Wales this weekend it was agreed to position thousands of troops on Russia’s border to be prepared for an attack in a moment’s notice. It seems like it was only yesterday that the US conducted yet another attack on Pakistan…oh wait, it was only yesterday!But did you know that the US is also still attacking Africa on a steady basis? At the end of the day yesterday US forces conducted an attack on the what they claim are Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants in Somalia. These small groups have been fighting against the US-backed regime in Somalia which is enough to earn them ongoing drone strikes from Washington. The idea that a small, localized Islamist movement in a place like Somalia is a threat to the United States is hard to comprehend. Also hard to understand how there is any legal justification for the Obama administration to conduct airstrikes on Africa at all. Has Congress declared war on Somalia? Nevertheless the endless US global war continues…

This post was published at Ron Paul Institute on September 2, 2014.

James Foley Worked Under USAID, a Known U.S. Intelligence Front. Was He More Than Just a Journalist?

Before I get into the meat of this post, I want to make a few things clear.
First, the brutal beheading of anyone is barbaric, unacceptable and tragic beyond description. Second, this piece is in no way intended to cause any harm or pain to the Foley family. Third, I don’t have any proof that James Foley was involved in covert intelligence work for the U. S. government.
All that being said, I do think it is important people understand he worked under USAID in Iraq only three years before he was abducted in Syria. As such, I believe the question as to whether or not he was more than just a journalist is a reasonable one to ask.
Writing in the Weekly Standard yesterday, David Devoss wrote the following about James Foley:

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Sep 2, 2014.

US Troops Are Heading To Ukraine

While only ‘humanitarian adviser’ boots on the ground are present in Iraq (and Syria), Reuters reports that preparations are under way near Ukraine’s western border for a joint military exercise this month with more than 1,000 troops from the United States and its allies. As Obama told reporters last week, “that a military solution to this problem is not going to be forthcoming,” it seems a little odd ‘strategically’ to go ahead with the Rapid Trident exercise Sept. 16-26 as a sign of the commitment of NATO states to support non-NATO member Ukraine, entailing the first significant deployment of U. S. and other personnel to Ukraine since the crisis erupted.
As Reuters reports,

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/02/2014.

US Slouches Toward Syria, Again…

The Americans have a habit of first naming their imminent war before the troops march out and it will be interesting to see how this one is going to be christened. There seems some ambiguity about the war ahead in Iraq and Syria – what it is really going to be as it gathers momentum. That probably explains the shyness in naming it. What began as “humanitarian intervention” in Iraq has since spread from Kurdistan to Baghdad to Anbar and in the past forty-eight hours or so reached Syria with the US president having given approval for sustained air reconnaissance missions in its airspace. So far, the US’s intervention in Iraq has been episodic but it produced some gains. These gains have been far from consolidated or irreversible, but are important enough. Humanitarian aid has apparently reached the beleaguered Yazidi community on Mount Sinjar and some areas lost to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Lebanon [ISIL] in northern Iraq – Gwer, Makhmour and the Mosul Dam – have been retaken by the Kurdish forces with the help of US air strikes. An ISIL advance toward the Kurdish capital of Erbil has been stalled for the present. However, there are widely-shared misgivings too that the ISIL might have been bruised but is far from defeated and the spectre of a quasi-state run by a terrorist entity with worldwide networking is presented as the challenge facing the US. The American pundits are quibbling over the efficacy of a ‘containment’ strategy toward the ISIL, but most experts agree that there is no alternative to defeating the network by eliminating its sanctuaries.

This post was published at Ron Paul Institute on September 1, 2014.

ISIS Is Internet Savvy.

A Los Angeles Times story reports on how well organized ISIS is with respect to the Internet. It gets it story to its target audiences.
Today, media-savvy militants in Iraq and Syria post graphic photos and slick recruitment videos on Facebook and Twitter, and even developed a now-defunct Android smartphone app that would automatically tweet from users’ accounts. Fighters in the field answer questions from supporters on websites and chat rooms that allow users to remain anonymous.
‘Back in the old days, jihadists would be depicted in recruiting photos with a rifle or a bomb,’ said Steven Stalinsky, executive director of the Middle East Media Research Institute, a nonprofit group based in Washington. ‘Now the laptop and hand-held device are just as important.’

This post was published at Tea Party Economist on September 1, 2014.

Saudi King Warns ISIS “Will Reach Europe In One Month, US In Two”

As if the fearmongery and vitriol of UK, Europe and the US were not enough, the Middle-East’s ‘allied’ leaders are now opining on the threat of ISIS. As FOX News reports, The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that jihadists could target the United States and Europe if leaders across the globe do not react to growing terrorist threats as Islamic State militants make advances across Iraq and Syria. “If neglected, I am certain that after a month they will reach Europe and, after another month, America,” blasted King Abdullah, adding Cameron-esquely, “they know no humanity.” Of course, this is quote ironic given the Saudi’s funding of various terror groups throughout the region.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/01/2014.

American Intelligence Officers Who Battled the Soviet Union for Decades Warn Germany Not to Fall for Anti-Russian Propaganda

Senior U. S. Intelligence Officers: Beware Flimsy ‘Intelligence’ MEMORANDUM FOR: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)
SUBJECT: Ukraine and NATO
We the undersigned are long-time veterans of U. S. intelligence. We take the unusual step of writing this open letter to you to ensure that you have an opportunity to be briefed on our views prior to the NATO summit on Sept. 4-5.
You need to know, for example, that accusations of a major Russian ‘invasion’ of Ukraine appear not to be supported by reliable intelligence. Rather, the ‘intelligence’ seems to be of the same dubious, politically ‘fixed’ kind used 12 years ago to ‘justify’ the U. S.-led attack on Iraq.
We saw no credible evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq then; we see no credible evidence of a Russian invasion now. Twelve years ago, former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, mindful of the flimsiness of the evidence on Iraqi WMD, refused to join in the attack on Iraq. In our view, you should be appropriately suspicious of charges made by the U. S. State Department and NATO officials alleging a Russian invasion of Ukraine.
President Barack Obama tried on Aug. 29 to cool the rhetoric of his own senior diplomats and the corporate media, when he publicly described recent activity in the Ukraine, as ‘a continuation of what’s been taking place for months now … it’s not really a shift.’
Obama, however, has only tenuous control over the policymakers in his administration – who, sadly, lack much sense of history, know little of war, and substitute anti-Russian invective for a policy. One year ago, hawkish State Department officials and their friends in the media very nearly got Mr. Obama to launch a major attack on Syria based, once again, on ‘intelligence’ that was dubious, at best.
Largely because of the growing prominence of, and apparent reliance on, intelligence we believe to be spurious, we think the possibility of hostilities escalating beyond the borders of Ukraine has increased significantly over the past several days. More important, we believe that this likelihood can be avoided, depending on the degree of judicious skepticism you and other European leaders bring to the NATO summit next week.

This post was published at Washingtons Blog on September 1, 2014.

The Financial War Waging Underneath The Surface PART 2 – The Daily Coin

(By The Daily Coin)
We cover three crucial topics – the economics of the new marijuana laws, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and we wrap up with Fukushima. Fukushima is a global problem that is getting zero coverage. There is so little information being transferred about this ongoing nightmare that it is appalling.
We quickly turn to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). Dave explains that the SCO is the Eastern version of NATO, with one major exception. Eric picks up and details how the SCO will encompass somewhere around 50% to 65% of the global population and three-fourths of the global mineral wealth, including oil. To all you scum-sucking bottom feeders in New York, Washington DC and London – put that in your pipe and smoke it!! This plays a big part in the current events in Eastern Ukraine, Syria and Iran.
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This post was published at SRSrocco Report on September 1, 2014.