Russia Warns Obama’s “Two-Faced” Strategy In Syria Will Lead To “Huge Escalation In Middle East & Africa”

If the West bombs Islamic State militants in Syria without consulting Damascus, LiveLeak reports that the anti-ISIS alliance may use the occasion to launch airstrikes against President Bashar Assad’s forces, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Clearly comprehending that Obama’s new strategy against ISIS in Syria is all about pushing the Qatar pipeline through (as was the impetus behind the 2013 intervention push), Russia is pushing back noting that the it is using ISIS as a pretext for bombing Syrian government forces and warning that “such a development would lead to a huge escalation of conflict in the Middle East and North Africa.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/11/2014.

Don’t Like the Rules? Then Ignore Them: Shoot First, Ask Questions Later

In politics, if you don’t like the rules, you ignore them. This philosophy only works if you are big enough and powerful enough to get away with it. I have some recent examples.
Shoot First Ask Questions Later
The Guardian comments Obama’s Legal Rationale for Isis Strikes: Shoot First, ask Congress Later.
For expanded Isis strikes, president relies on legal authority he disavowed only a year ago. Obama said he would welcome congressional support but framed it as optional, save for the authorisations and the $500m he wants to use the US military to train Syrian rebels.
Yet one of the main authorities Obama is relying on for avoiding Congress is the 2001 wellspring of the war on terrorism he advocated repealing only last year, a document known as the Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) that few think actually applies to Isis.

This post was published at Global Economic Analysis on September 11, 2014.

Obama’s Speech to America: Stop ISIL by Funding ISIL

As many had expected as soon as the announcement was made that Barack Obama would make a speech on September 10 regarding his strategy against ISIS, the U. S. President has confirmed that he reserves the right to engage in airstrikes inside Syria.
The President outlined a four-point strategy that would, according to him, ‘degrade and ultimately destroy’ ISIS. Obama stated that, ‘if left unchecked, ISIS could prove a threat across the middle eastern region’ and possibly the American ‘homeland.’ Obama warned that ISIS terrorists originating from the United States and Europe could return home and engage in terrorist attacks on both American and European soil.
The President also announced his desire to create a ‘broad coalition’ to ‘roll back the terrorist threat.’
The four-point strategy is allegedly 1) ‘a systematic campaign of airstrikes’ against terrorists in Iraq as well as a plan to work with the Iraqi government and the Iraqi military forces. 2) To increase support to forces fighting ISIL on the ground. This will take the form of 475 additional U. S. service members. Obama claims that these troops will not have a combat mission, but instead an advisory role. Obama also stated his intention to increase assistance to Syrian death squad fighters fighting against Bashar Al Assad…

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on September 11th, 2014.

Once Again Obama Shows That He Is Clueless About What Is Going On In The Middle East

Why would Barack Obama want to give hundreds of millions of dollars of weapons to groups inside Syria that are selling weapons to ISIS and regularly fighting alongside them? Is he really that clueless about what is going on in the Middle East? The FSA and other groups of “moderate” fighters inside Syria do not consider ISIS to be an enemy. Rather, they consider ISIS to be an important ally in the struggle to overthrow the Syrian government. In fact, many “moderate” units have actually joined ISIS in recent months. If Obama gives more weapons to the “moderate” fighters in Syria, it is inevitable that a lot of them will end up in the hands of ISIS. In a previous article, I already discussed how ISIS is talking over vast stretches of Syria and Iraq using mostly American weapons. If the Obama administration goes ahead with this plan to arm “moderates” in Syria, it is just going to make ISIS even stronger.
Without a doubt, ISIS is an organization that is absolutely seething with evil. They have been running around beheading journalists, crucifying their enemies in public and even cutting children in half. ISIS has promised to drown America “in blood“, and the only way to appease them would be for every single one of us to convert to their version of Islam.
But Obama’s strategy to “defeat ISIS” makes absolutely no sense at all.
First of all, if you want to defeat someone you don’t give weapons to their friends.
According to Fox News, the White House actually believes that the FSA and other “moderate” groups inside Syria will act as “ground troops” in our fight against ISIS…
According to one White House aide, the president is escalating the call for more aid to the rebels so they could act as the ground troops to support potential U. S. airstrikes against ISIS.

This post was published at The Economic Collapse Blog on Michael Snyder/ September 10th, 2014.

U.S. Free Syrian Army & U.S. Created Islamic State Working Together To Remove Assad – Episode 464

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French economy is imploding and is now being blamed for collapsing the rest of the Euro zone. Mortgage applications continue to fall. The FED is now asset stripping local government to protect banks from bank runs. Russia and China are in talks to create their own SWIFT payment system. China is deploying troops to protect its investments in South Sudan. Forces are being prepared to go into Libya. President Obama has been warned by Syria and Russia not to bomb Syria. The Islamic State has its eye on Saudi Arabia. The U. S. Free Syrian Army is now working with the U. S. created Islamic State to fight against Assad. The goal is the same, remove Assad and attack Iran. Be prepared for a false flag event which will lead to WWIII.

Trust In US Government On Domestic, International Issues At Record Lows

Just a few hours ahead of President Obama’s strategy oration, we thought worth noting that Americans’ trust in the federal government to handle international problems has fallen to a record-low 43%. According to Gallup, confidence in the government to handle international problems slid 17 percentage points last year, when the Obama administration was planning military action against Syria. Unsurprisingly, Democrats remain the most confident in the government as Republicans’ faith has collapsed. But it’s not just international, only 40% of Americans have any confidence that government can handle domestic problems…

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/10/2014.

Obama’s False Flag Speech Tonight

Tonight, on the eve of another anniversary for 9-11, the current President of the United States will be giving a speech about the threat of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or IS for short) where a new American strategy for dealing with this terrorist army will be outlined after he stated several days ago that he didn’t have one. Several months ago in fact, the President called ISIS the ‘JV team’ in one of his numerous infamous quotes and since that time they have carved out what amounts to a small nation in Eastern Syria and Western Iraq.
The issue of ISIS however, is not the key point to the speech tonight. If ISIS were truly a serious threat to US interests, aka, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, then our ‘allies’ in the region would request that the United States position more troops into Kuwait and Jordan to protect those kingdoms and to cut off any advance towards the House of Saud. Meanwhile, many questions about this speech and American policy towards ISIS will not be answered by this administration nor our ‘allies’ in the region:
1. If the United States is aware that ISIS is now in possession of approximately 30 M1 Abrams tanks, why have we not destroyed them with an air strike by now? Theoretically one would hope that the U. S. would install a ‘kill switch’ such as those used by American rental car companies just in case a vehicle is stolen, or at least some type of GPS tracking at a minimum once the weapons were left for the Iraqi military.
2. Why are Western governments in Europe and including the United States announcing any types of sanctions for those countries aiding and abetting the ISIS cause? There is ample evidence within the mainstream media that Qatar is acting as the finance and banking arm for the Islamic State yet not one word has been uttered about cutting off trade or even a small threat of sanctions from any nation except for Saudi Arabia (see: Saudi threatens to block Qatar’s land, sea borders from this posting about Saudi-Qatari relations: Is Saudi Arabia Preparing to Invade Qatar?).
3. There is demonstrable evidence that Turkey, a NATO member nation, has also been arming and training ISIS forces yet the silence from Brussels, London, and Washington has been deafening. Will President Obama announce an initiative to cut off the supply of arms and soldiers migrating from Turkish territory into Iraq and Syria tonight? I seriously doubt it.

This post was published at John Galt Fla on September 10, 2014.

President Obama Unveils The “It’s Different This Time” ISIS Strategy – Live Feed

It’s been a week and Nobel Peace Prize-winning President Obama is ready to unveil the ISIS strategy. It appears the plan is to provide arms and training to ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels (remember the same ones that ‘were’ moderate and became extreme thanks to being well-armed) at a cost of at least $5bn, save hearts and minds in Iraq (with some more humanitarian shipments), andimpose sanctions (yes, Treasury said efforts against ISIS will include finances). No boots-on-the-ground (just advisors) and we are sure some Syrian bombing (whether or not they agree) and do not forget – this is a long-standing commitment…

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/10/2014.

Does Obama Plan To Announce Bombing Of Syria On Eve Of 9/11 Anniversary?

As the thirteenth anniversary of 9/11 draws closer so does the possibility that the United States and NATO will finally be able to realize their dream of direct airstrikes against the secular government of Bashar Al-Assad’s Syria.
After years of propaganda alleging Assad’s ‘brutality against his own people’ and a recent volley of ‘ISIS is under the bed’-style hype, complete with beheadings, forced starvations, and other savagery, the American people remain utterly befuddled regarding the true nature of events taking place inside Syria, Iraq, and virtually every other country in the world, including their own. As a result, the buildup to a Western bombing campaign against Syria, while rejected by the general public only a year ago, will now likely move full steam ahead with the tacit support of the population.
Thus, as the thirteenth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, U. S. President Barack Obama is planning to make a dramatic statement regarding his strategy to combat ISIS in both Iraq and Syria.
Although Obama has repeatedly stated that he will not commit U. S. troops to either Iraq or Syria, the possibility of ‘targeted airstrikes’ or aerial bombardment is by no means off the table. Of course, it is also important to point out that Obama has already broken his promise regarding boots on the ground in Iraq with the deployment of at least 1,100 American personnel in the Middle Eastern nation.
Still, as the Detroit Free Press reports, ‘The plan is expected to involve an expansion of air strikes in Iraq that began in August. Obama is also likely to discuss a coalition of allies that has been assembled in opposition to the Islamic State, and to brace Americans for the possibility that the battle could take years.’ In other words, Obama is once again channeling his inner George W. Bush in promoting war with no end against a sovereign state who is the victim of Anglo-American meddling and Western-backed terrorism.
The DFP also states that ‘In his speech, the president may also discuss the long-term potential for air strikes in Syria, though military action in that country is not considered imminent.’

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on September 10th, 2014.

Obama Lies to Sotloff Family About Murdered Hostages Exposed

President Obama has been caught lying again. Yawn. Crickets. The family of murdered journalist Steven Sotloff, who was beheaded by ISIS about two weeks ago, is accusing the Obama administration of lying about the hostages. We’d note they can get in line with the families of the men murdered in Benghazi, and we’ll see if they can keep this newest set of lies alive for two years.
‘They’ve said that the families have been consistently and regularly informed. That is not true,’ [Sotloff family spokesman Barak Barfi] claimed. ‘I speak now only from the Sotloff family. I can’t speak for the other families. They said that these hostages were moved frequently. We know that for most of the beginning of part of this year they were stationary. We know that the intelligence community and the White House are enmeshed in a larger game of bureaucratic infighting and [murdered journalist] Jim [Foley] and Steve are pawns in that game and that’s not fair.’
It appears that the Sotloff family has boots on the ground in Syria and they may have a compelling story of the dithering incompetence of the Obama administration and the President himself. Assuming, of course, that the major media is willing to listen to them. That’s a big assumption based on their non-performance with respect to covering the President over the last six years.
You’ll remember the Obama administration releasing information about how the President had sent a US military special ops group called the Nightstalkers on a rescue mission just before James Foley was murdered and how the hostages had ‘been moved.’ Well, it turns out that maybe a couple of rounds of golf may have gotten in the way of sending in the team soon enough to rescue Foley and Sotloff.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on September 9th, 2014.

Obama Plans To Fight ISIS By… Giving More Weapons To ISIS?

It appears that, in a rush to get his strategy out the door, President Obama overlooked his key “do nothing stupid” foreign policy plan.
OBAMA SAID TO SEEK CONGRESS AUTHORITY TO ARM SYRIAN REBELS So – to be clear – the strategy to defeat ISIS is to arm more of the same “rebels” that ultimately split off and became, well, ISIS?
Perhaps it’s better if Obama sticks to his original “no strategy” plan after all… if only for the people, not so much the military-industrial complex of course.
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Remember Those ‘Moderate’ Syrian Rebels That The U. S. Armed? ISIS Got Some Of Those Weapons Too
As the Syrian Civil War has waged on over the past few years, the United States, along with Arab states such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar, decided to arm the Syrian rebels under the ‘Free Syrian Army’ umbrella.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/10/2014.

The American Public: A Tough Soldier or a Chicken Hawk Cowering in a Cubicle? Some Thoughts on ISIS Intervention

You gotta love the American public sometimes. For a mass of people so easily terrified by guys in caves funded and armed by our intelligence services and ‘allies’ in the Persian Gulf, the same public talks with such armchair bravado when it comes to launching bombs from drones and sending other people’s children to die.
Makes you wonder though, which one is it? Is the American public actually the tough guy soldier it pretends to be when cheering overseas military interventions, or is it really a scared, propagandized, coward hiding in one of our nation’s endless cubicle rows? Unfortunately, based on recent opinion polls demonstrating approval for military action against ISIS, it appears to be the latter. The former is merely a front put on by that terrified, economically insecure, silently suffering automaton. I really wish this weren’t the case.
‘ISIS as the new enemy’ is a meme that has made me very uncomfortable from the start for several reasons, not the least being the fact that this group seemingly emerged out of nowhere just when it seemed corrupt politicians from both parties in Washington D. C. were becoming increasingly frustrated by their inability to launch missiles into Syria back in 2012, following well documented disastrous campaigns in Iraq and Libya. Not only that, it is quite clear that many of our so called ‘allies’ such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait have been the major funders behind ISIS. Moreover, for a public so squeamish and outraged by beheadings, we hear barely a peep about the fact that beheadings hit a record level in Saudi Arabiaduring August, with nearly one unfortunate soul decapitated per day during the month. Nope, haven’t heard much about that at all.

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Sep 10, 2014.

WHITE HOUSE DENIES MURDERED JOURNALIST WAS SOLD TO ISIS BY US SUPPORTED SYRIAN REBELS

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Following accusations by the spokesperson for Steven Sotloff, the US journalist murdered by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Obama administration has claimed that the American was not sold to the extremist group by moderate Syrian rebels currently being supported by the White House.
The administration says that its own initial intelligence surrounding the disappearance of Sotloff has not revealed any indications that the journalist was exchanged by Syrian rebels for cash.
‘Based on the information that has been provided to me, I don’t believe that is accurate,’ White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Tuesday. ‘But I do know, at the same time, that this is the subject of an ongoing FBI investigation. So this is something that they’re looking into all aspects of this, including how Mr. Sotloff may have come into the hands of [ISIS].’
Appearing on CNN Monday, Sotloff family spokesman Barak Barfi slammed Obama, saying that ‘The administration could have done more, they could have helped us, they could have seen them through.’

This post was published at Info Wars on SEPTEMBER 10, 2014.

Obama Plans To Fight ISIS By… Giving More Arms To ISIS?

It appears that, in a rush to get his strategy out the door, President Obama overlooked his key “do nothing stupid” foreign policy plan.
OBAMA SAID TO SEEK CONGRESS AUTHORITY TO ARM SYRIAN REBELS So – to be clear – the strategy to defeat ISIS is to arm more of the same “rebels” that ultimately split off and became, well, ISIS?
Perhaps it’s better if Obama sticks to his original “no strategy” plan after all… if only for the people, not so much the military-industrial complex of course.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/10/2014.

ISIS HYPE: False Threats, Staged Executions, While Israel ‘Expands’

As the black-clad terror troupe ISIS rages on, its ‘greater’ role concerning the policy planning of those in Washington, Tel Aviv and Britain is rapidly being revealed. This is the world in hyper-drive-destruction, and the propaganda machine is in full swing while approaching the 13th anniversary of 9/11.
It can no longer be denied that the chaos caused by ISIS has not also benefited the transnational corporate interests intertwined within the US-NATO-Israeli-GCC alliance. Whether its through the recent beheading videos that appear to be staged, the social media frenzy surrounding the #ISIS hashtag revolution, or Israel’s largest land grab in 30 years, the timing of the ISIS phenomenon has to be looked at more closely.
The Sunni extremists of the Islamic State, in the eyes of the West, seem to have been assigned a rather large part in shaping the future landscape of the Middle East.
The sudden rise of ISIS militants was not by accident, just as it is was no accident that their apparent death march was timed with the pressurized resignation of former Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki. No matter how you slice it, ISIS has enabled Western policy planners to pursue a more direct route to intervene and destabilize Iraq and possibly Syria.

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on SEPTEMBER 10, 2014.

OBAMA SET TO IGNORE CONGRESS, ANNOUNCE SYRIA STRIKES TONIGHT

President Barack Obama is set to ignore Congress once again by launching military strikes inside Syria without consulting lawmakers, a move that threatens to enflame the entire region given that the Assad government has repeatedly insisted it will consider any military activity inside Syrian territory as an act of war.
‘President Obama is prepared to use U. S. military airstrikes in Syria as part of an expanded campaign to defeat the Islamic State and does not believe he needs formal congressional approval to take that action, according to people who have spoken with the president in recent days,’reports the Washington Post.
Obama is set to deliver a prime time speech tonight during which he will make the case for U. S. air strikes inside Syria in the name of targeting ISIS militants.
In citing ISIS, which was armed and funded by the United States’ biggest allies in the region, as a justification for a military campaign inside Syria, Obama is set to accomplish what the administration failed to achieve last year after the chemical weapons attack in Ghouta was blamed on the Assad government, despite a subsequent MIT report which concluded the incident was more likely the work of US-backed rebels.
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This post was published at Info Wars by PAUL JOSEPH WATSON | SEPTEMBER 10, 2014.

Staged Foley, Sotloff Beheading Videos ‘Not Evidence’, US Determined to Wage War of Fear on Its Own People

To those who were paying attention, the ‘beheading’ videos of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff do not actually show anyone being beheaded, but that hasn’t stopped the entire US government machine from shifting into full-blown overseas war mode this week.
Much has been made of these two videos, yet, both are nothing more than crudely constructed propaganda videos, designed to start a new war at home, and abroad.
The beheading videos have been accompanied by hundreds of hours of ISIS footage and reports of ISIS violence in Iraq and Syria. Predictably, the public reaction is outrage and fear. With the help of US and European multinational-owned TV networks, the videos have triggered an artificial tidal wave of national hysteria, and for the first time in history, America has a declaration of war based on two YouTube videos created and uploaded by persons unknown.
Is is possible that both these video could be depicting brutal murders? Yes, of course it’s possible, but there are still many unanswered questions.
Perfect PR
For both ISIS and the Pentagon, the PR campaign has been nothing short of masterful.
This latest ISIS crisis has been flawless in terms of media execution and timing, as the anniversary of Sept. 11th approaches again and as other major global stories have expended themselves.


This post was published at 21st Century Wire on SEPTEMBER 9, 2014.

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

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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.