The Tower Of Babel Comes To Paris: The Folly Of Obama’s War On ISIS

US imperialism was once a fearsome force – -mainly for ill. Under the latter heading, Washington’s savage destruction of Vietnam four decades ago comes readily to mind. But now the American Imperium has become just a gong show on the Potomac – even as its weapons have gotten more lethal and its purposes more spurious and convoluted.
There is no more conspicuous proof than Obama’s quixotic ‘war’ on ISIS. The quote marks are necessary, of course, because the White House insists that this is merely a counter-terrorism project that is not really a war; that the campaign to ‘degrade, disrupt and destroy’ the Islamic State will not deploy a single American soldier – at least not one with his or her boots on; and that the heavy lifting on the ground against the barbaric ISIS hordes will be conducted by a ‘broad coalition’ of so far nameless nations.
In truth, the whole thing is a giant, pathetic farce. There will be no coalition, no strategy, no boots, no ISIS degradation, no gain in genuine safety and security for the American homeland. This is an utterly misbegotten war against an enemy that has more urgent targets than America, but a war which will nonetheless fire-up the already boiling cauldron of Middle Eastern tribal, religious and political conflict like never before. There is no name for what Obama is attempting except utter folly.
Even before Secretary Kerry brought his medicine show to Paris, it was evident there is no coalition of the willing – or even the bought. The best that the 26 odd signatories to his communique could muster was a vague endorsement of Iraq’s boundaries and a pledge to support its still only partially formed, three-week old government ‘by any means necessary’………except not by a single one of the ‘means’ that are actually available.

This post was published at David Stockmans Contra Corner on September 18, 2014.

Homeland Security orders retailers to spy on their own customers

The federal government is asking Americans to spy on each other again, not coincidentally over the 13th anniversary of 9/11 because, you know, that’ll prevent new terrorist attacks or, at a minimum, result in a reduction in the sale of food preparation appliances, which might be just as good. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (pronounced “Jay” — I think) Johnson said that his department is going to be issuing new “guidance” to retailers in the coming days, in order to train them on how to spot potential terrorists among customers judging by what they are purchasing.(Understand that it takes years of higher-lever education and experience as an analyst to really be any good at this, but hey, the Obama Administration’s got a few “pointers” for retail store clerks about “How to Spot A Terrorist.” No way this could go bad.)As reported by The Washington Times:While saying the government cannot prohibit sales of some everyday materials, Mr. Johnson said retailers should be trained to look for anyone who buys a lot from what he described as a “long list of materials that could be used as explosive precursors.”

This post was published at Natural News on Thursday, September 18, 2014.

If ISIS Were Really a Movie

ISIS has created a movie preview for the coming war, a war it eagerly wants Washington to take part in. The White House and Congress would like to oblige, as long as the movie can be a short one, on the model of Libya. Here’s the plot: Evil force arises out of nowhere; United States destroys it; credits roll. If Libya-The-Movie had begun with years of support for Gadaffi or ended with the disaster left behind, the critics would have hated it. Framing is everything.
Kathy Kelly published an article on Wednesday describing her visit some years back to a U. S. prison camp in Iraq where Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai spent four years under the name Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi before becoming the leader of ISIS.
Imagine a Hollywood-like movie that began in that camp. An opening scene might show Baghdadi and his fellow prisoners paraded naked in front of female soldiers and forced to say ‘I love George Bush’ before they could get their food rations. We’d see them sleeping on the ground in the cold, cursing their captors and swearing every last drop of energy and instant of remaining life to that highest of all Hollywood values: violent revenge.
Cut to the present and a scene in a small house in Iraq with 500-pound U. S. bombs exploding just outside. Baghdadi and his gang of loveable heroes look horrified, but – with a twinkle in his eye – Baghdadi gathers the others to him and begins to smile. Then he begins to laugh. His comrades look bewildered. Then they start to catch on. ‘You wanted this, didn’t you?’ exclaims Sexy Female Rebel. ‘This was your plan, wasn’t it!’

This post was published at Washingtons Blog on September 17, 2014.

Poroshenko in Washington: A Marriage Made in Heaven?

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s visit to Washington tomorrow (Thursdsay) is the consummation of a marriage made back in February, when the Obama administration ripped up a compromise agreement between elected president Yanukovich and the rebels who were seeking to overthrow him. Overnight, the US government endorsed the rebels’ seizure of power, and it has not wavered in its support of the coup leadership from that point. Poroshenko will arrive in town buoyed by Congressional passage of H. Res. 726, a resolution ‘Strongly supporting the right of the people of Ukraine to freely determine their future, including their country’s relationship with other nations and international organizations, without interference, intimidation, or coercion by other countries.’The lie is in the very title of the bill, however, as in supporting an anti-democratic coup against a legally elected government, the US has undermined, not supported, the right of the Ukrainian people to ‘freely determine their future… without interference…by other countries.’The Ukrainian people expressed their desires when they voted for Yanukovich. After the coup, the people in Crimea and the eastern part of the country also expressed their preferred ‘relationship with other nations’ when they voted to, respectively, join Russia and declare independence from the US-backed government in Kiev.

This post was published at Ron Paul Institute on September 17, 2014.

Final Remarks Ahead of Scotland’s Referendum

Don’t Listen to the Scaremongers Political elites around the world are scared of independence movements. Whether it is the allegedly sacrosanct territorial integrity of Ukraine or Iraq, the possible secession of Catalonia from Spain, of Sardinia from Italy, or the vote on Scottish independence: in all cases, visions of calamity are painted in vivid colors if the overarching nation states were to split into two or more parts.
These fears are understandable from the point of view of the ruling elites: the agents representing the force monopolist State always want to have as big a territory under their control as possible. It means more power for them and a larger tax base to exploit. However, the bigger the territory under the control of a single force monopolist, the less the individual counts, the more the State’s policies will tend toward a mixture of warfare and welfare, both of which as a rule prove disastrous for the average citizen.
Ask yourself why the most prosperous places on earth are all tiny political entities. There is a reason for that. No-one expects Liechtenstein to bomb ISIS in Iraq, or whoever the US enemy du jour is. Liechtenstein doesn’t even have a military. It doesn’t need one, because it is not busy making enemies left and right. Contrary to the larger European nations, it is also not up to its proverbial eyebrows in red tape and taxes. Incidentally, no Islamist extremists have yet thought of attacking Liechtenstein; most probably they don’t even know where it is, and if they did, they wouldn’t regard it as attack-worthy. After all, it has never meddled in the affairs of their homelands.
The UK on the other hand can be expected to waste both blood and treasure on every single war cooked up in Washington, no matter how cockamamie a scheme it is. Just remember the effort to free Iraq of Saddam’s mythical ‘WMD’ and the associated fairy tale chemical rockets, which Mr. Blair asserted ‘could reach London in 45 minutes’. As long as Scotland is part of the UK, everyone in Scotland is involved in these schemes as well (at a minimum as a payer), whether they want to or not.
What about the alleged inability of Scotland to go it alone on economic grounds, or on grounds of being ‘too small’, or any of the other reasons that have been dragged up in recent weeks?

This post was published at Acting-Man on September 16, 2014.

The New Great Game Round-Up: September 15, 2014

China- Russia Keep a Very Close Eye on the Islamic State, SCO Counts on India-Pakistan in Dealing with Afghan Chaos & More!*The Great Game Round-Up brings you the latest newsworthy developments regarding Central Asia and the Caucasus region. We document the struggle for influence, power, hegemony and profits in Central Asia and the Caucasus region between a U. S.-dominated NATO, its GCC proxies, Russia, China and other regional players.
When the heads of state and the heads of government of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization gathered in Wales last week for the 2014 NATO summit, Western media made a big fuss about the underwhelming meeting hailing it as ‘one of the most important summits in NATO’s history’ but when the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) held a historic summit in Tajikistan one week later, it did not even make the news in the West. Although the heads of state of the SCO are not exactly on the same page when it comes to Ukraine, they found common ground and they also agreed on a number of other issues. In a swipe at Washington, the SCO leaders condemned any unilateral buildup of missile defense systems and, most importantly, they finally approved the documents for the admission of new members:
SCO approves new procedure for joining organization The leaders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization have approved a new procedure for joining the organization, RIA Novosti reported.
Memorandum on the obligations of a State wishing to join the SCO was signed after the meeting of the Council of the Heads of the Member States of the SCO in Dushanbe Sept. 12.
New admission rules will allow including India and Pakistan into the SCO at the next summit in 2015. India and Pakistan have already applied for full membership in the organization.

This post was published at Boiling Frogs Post on Christoph Germann | September 15, 2014.

WORLD WAR E: Obama: Ebola outbreak ‘spiraling out of control’… Calls up troops to battle virus… Outbreak could last years

Citing security threat, Obama expands U. S. role fighting Ebola
ATLANTA/MONROVIA (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday called West Africa’s deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the U. S. role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000 troops to the region.
‘The reality is that this epidemic is going to get worse before it gets better,’ Obama said at the Atlanta headquarters of the U. S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
‘But, right now, the world still has an opportunity to save countless lives. Right now, the world has the responsibility to act, to step up and to do more. The United States of America intends to do more,’ he added.
Obama: Ebola outbreak ‘spiraling out of control’…
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U. S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.
The question was whether the aid would be enough and was coming in time. An ominous World Health Organization forecast said that with so many people now spreading the virus, the number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks.

This post was published at Investment WatchBlog on September 17th, 2014.

TOP U.S. MILITARY OFFICIAL ADMITS: OUR ARAB ALLIES ARE FUNDING ISIS

“I know major Arab allies who fund them” During his testimony in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee, America’s top military official General Martin E. Dempsey admitted that the United States’ Arab allies in the middle east are funding ISIS.

Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was asked by Republican Senator Lindsay Graham, ‘Do you know any major Arab ally that embraces ISIL?’
His response: ‘I know major Arab allies who fund them.’
‘Yeah, but do they embrace them?’ responded Graham. ‘They fund them because the Free Syrian Army couldn’t fight Assad. They were trying to beat Assad. I think they realized the folly of their ways.’
In reality, such ‘folly’ is set to continue after President Barack Obama announced a plan to arm and train Syrian rebels that is set to be given the green light by Congress before the end of this week, despite the fact that so-called ‘moderate’ rebels have defected to, fought alongside and given weapons to Islamic State militants.
As we have exhaustively documented, innumerable examples prove how Washington-backed FSA fighters and ISIS militants were moving closer even before the two groups signed a non-aggression pact last week.


This post was published at Info Wars by PAUL JOSEPH WATSON | SEPTEMBER 17, 2014.

Devil’s Deal: US-Backed Syrian Rebels Already Signed Pact with ISIS Prior to Haines ‘Beheading’

21st Century Wire says…
While Washington considers appropriating half a billion in funds to the Syrian rebels, we now learn that opposition groups the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and al Qaeda affiliate ‘al Nusra Front’, have officially aligned themselves with ISIS…
Terror Merger in Syria
Despite grand words by US President Obama and British PM David Cameron, here’s what’s really behind their plan to bomb ISIS in Syria…
In a report first appearing on Orient-News and other Middle East based news agencies, Syrian rebels or FSA, along with ISIS jihadists, have signed a non-aggression pact in the suburbs of Syria’s capital Damascus. The cease-fire deal brokered between so-called ‘moderate’ rebels and the black-clad Sunnis of the Islamic State, have agreed that Assad is their ‘principal enemy.’
The non-aggression pact between rebels and jihadists came just as Washington and President Obama announced its grand strategy to ‘defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria’. The Rebel-Terrorist deal was reportedly struck this past Friday, September 12th, in Syria, preceding the latest seemingly staged execution video released by ISIS.
The anti-Assad Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, has reported that:
‘The two parties will respect a truce until a final solution is found and they promise not to attack each other because they consider the principal enemy to be the Nussayri (Assad) regime.’
How will it be possible for Washington to vet the so-called ‘moderate rebels’ in Syria, now that they have aligned efforts with ISIS?

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on SEPTEMBER 16, 2014.

Airborne military craft to conduct facial recognition from the sky

The era of privacy — or, at least, the era of the expectation of privacy in the U. S., the first nation in history to even recognize it as an inherent right — appears to officially be over. And of course, it’s all for our own protection. The Washington Post reported recently that military surveillance craft that were set to be placed over suburban Baltimore sometime this year were initially being designed to carry video surveillance cameras that are able to distinguish between humans and wheeled vehicles from a distance of some five kilometers, say documents released by the Army to a pro-privacy organization. The Post said the documents, which were dated 2009, are very heavily redacted — so much so that now it remains unclear how precise the resolution on the cameras was to be. The cameras would be contained aboard blimp-like aircraft that are tethered to the ground with heavy cables; similar aircraft were deployed to Afghanistan to help troops at nearby NATO bases spot Taliban insurgents approaching the base or attempting to plant roadside bombs. The North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, which will monitor the surveillance systems for the three-year duration of the Maryland “exercise,” will oversee the project. At least, that was the original plan; following disclosure of the mission, NORAD officials have now said that video cameras will not be carried on the airborne vehicles during that time period.

This post was published at Natural News on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.

A Devil’s Deal: US Armed Syrian Rebels Sign Pact with ISIS Prior to Haines ‘Beheading’

21st Century Wire says…
While Washington considers appropriating half a billion in funds to the Syrian rebels, we learn that opposition groups, al Nusra Front, along with the FSA, have seemingly aligned themselves with ISIS…

IMAGE: ‘Masking the truth’ – An apparent member of ISIS featured in the PR rise (Photo link21stcenturywire.com) Befriending terror
In a report first appearing on Orient-News and other Middle East based news agencies, Syrian rebels, along with ISIS jihadists, have signed a non-aggression pact in Damascus. The cease-fire deal brokered between so-called ‘moderate’ rebels and the black-clad Sunnis of the Islamic State, have agreed that Assad is their ‘principal enemy.’

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on SEPTEMBER 16, 2014.

Iran Blames U.S. for Violating States’ Sovereignty Under Pretext of Fighting IS

The Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani blamed Washington for violating Syria’s and other regional countries’ sovereignty, Straits Times reports.
“The U.S. seeks to continue its unilateralism and violate the countries’ sovereignty under the pretext of fighting terrorism,” said Shamkhani in a statement, cited by the official IRNA news agency.
He also expressed his doubts concerning the efficiency of U.S. counter-terrorism policy, claiming that airstrikes targeting ISIS fighters won’t have any positive effect and will only strengthen the radical group’s positions.
Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani supported Shamkhani’s position, calling US strategy “irrational”. He said that U.S. way of countering terrorism would not lead to transformation in the Middle-East and help to dismantle ISIS, but rather cause waves of alienation and resentment in the region.

This post was published at RAI Novosti

Breaking: Benghazi Documents Scrubbed in State Department Basement

A former State Department official has come forward with a shocking – and damning – allegation about the Benghazi scandal.
Sharyl Attkisson at The Daily Signal broke the story today.
From her report:
As the House Select Committee on Benghazi prepares for its first hearing this week, a former State Department diplomat is coming forward with a startling allegation: Hillary Clinton confidants were part of an operation to ‘separate’ damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U. S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.
According to former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell, the after-hours session took place over a weekend in a basement operations-type center at State Department headquarters in Washington, D. C. This is the first time Maxwell has publicly come forward with the story.
At the time, Maxwell was a leader in the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, which was charged with collecting emails and documents relevant to the Benghazi probe.
‘I was not invited to that after-hours endeavor, but I heard about it and decided to check it out on a Sunday afternoon,’ Maxwell says.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on September 15th, 2014.

Clockwork: New ISIL Vid ‘Beheads’ Brit, Cameron Gung Ho for US Bombing Run on Syria

When Obama gave his not-so-epic ISIS(L) attack speech on Tuesday, little or no enthusiasm rang from the coalition choir. Even Obama’s BBF David Cameron was strangely quiet on the matter, with Britain releasing a statement saying they will not be joining in on Washington’s military free-for-all in Syria.
What a difference a day makes…
ISIS social media barons released a new video yesterday which purportedly shows the beheading of British citizen and aid worker, David Haines, a 44-year-old who is said to have been kidnapped in March 2013. ISIS actor and video presenter ‘Jihadi John’ gave a similar monologue as in the previous two videos. In the previous two beheading videos, John, could be seen wielding a small fruit knife, but has upgraded in the Haines video to a slightly larger hunting knife.
This time John tries to draw Britain deeper into the conflict. He rants, ‘This British man has to pay the price for your promise, Cameron, to arm the Peshmerga against the Islamic State’.

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on SEPTEMBER 15, 2014.

Washington’s War Against Russia – Paul Craig Roberts

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Washington’s War Against Russia
The new sanctions against Russia announced by Washington and Europe do not make sense as merely economic measures. I would be surprised if Russian oil and military industries were dependent on European capital markets in a meaningful way. Such a dependence would indicate a failure in Russian strategic thinking. The Russian companies should be able to secure adequate financing from Russian Banks or from the Russian government. If foreign loans are needed, Russia can borrow from China.

This post was published at Paul Craig Roberts on September 14, 2014.

Neocons Revive Syria ‘Regime Change’ Plan

Official Washington’s ever-influential neoconservatives and their ‘liberal interventionist’ allies see President Barack Obama’s decision to extend U. S. airstrikes against Islamic State terrorists into Syria as a new chance to achieve the long-treasured neocon goal of ‘regime change’ in Damascus. On the surface, Obama’s extraordinary plan to ignore Syrian sovereignty and attack across the border has been viewed as a unilateral U. S. action to strike at the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), but it could easily evolve into a renewed effort to overthrow Bashar al-Assad’s government, ironically one of ISIS’s principal goals. ISIS began as part of the Sunni resistance to George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq which had elevated Iraq’s Shiite majority to power. Then known as ‘al-Qaeda in Iraq,’ the terrorist group stoked a sectarian war by slaughtering Shiites and bombing their mosques. Changing its name to ISIS, the group shifted to Syria where it joined with U. S.-backed rebels seeking to overthrow Assad’s regime which was dominated by Alawites, a branch of Shiite Islam. Then, this summer, ISIS returned to Iraq where it routed Iraqi government forces in a series of battles and conducted public executions, including beheading two U. S. journalists. In his national address Wednesday, Obama said he will order U. S. air attacks across Syria’s border without any coordination with the Syrian government, a proposition that Damascus has denounced as a violation of its sovereignty. Thus, the argument will surely soon be heard in Washington that Assad’s government must be removed as a military prerequisite so the attacks on ISIS can proceed. Otherwise, there could be a threat to U. S. aircraft from Syria’s air defenses.

This post was published at Ron Paul Institute on saturday september 13, 2014.

Sergey Lavrov: Throwing Russia off balance is ultimate aim

In an interview for the ITAR-TASS project 'Top Officials'—Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Washington and some European countries had made a decision to isolate Russia long ago
Over the more than ten years in office as Russia’s foreign minister Sergey V. Lavrov has appeared at thousands of news conferences and granted hundreds of interviews. Minutes before the interview that follows (which lasted for more than two hours) he first loosened and took off his necktie. Then he unbuttoned the top button of his shirt, but only the top one.
On the feeling of despair and the boiling point
– Sergey Viktorovich: you’ve had a really hot time for the past six months.
– And it’s not all over yet. Generally speaking, there has been no calm in foreign politics for a long time. But in summer I did have some time for recreation. In Russia, mind you.
– Don’t you get despaired due to the lack of calmness in foreign affairs?
– No, never ever. That’s not the type of feeling I may have deep down in my heart. We cannot afford to get desperate. We must keep doing our job right.

This post was published at ITAR-TASS

IT WILL TAKE GROUND TROOPS TO FIGHT ISIS BLOCK BY BLOCK

National security experts say Obama’s promise to eradicate ISIS through airstrikes is doomed to failure. ‘What a waste of time,’ Larry Johnson, a former CIA analyst and counterterrorism official at the State Department, told The Washington Times. ‘We have not learned a thing in 80 years. [The Islamic State] is an army. The air power is not going to get the job done. Until you put troops in and kill these guys, they’re going to continue. They adjust to tactics. They meld into [the] civilian population.’
According to the Times, Islamic State soldiers will adjust to airstrikes and continue fighting. They are now well integrated in Mosul, Fallujah, Ramadi and other Iraqi towns and it will take skilled land combatants to evict them, block by block.
Republicans in Congress agree it will take ground troops to put a stop to ISIS.


This post was published at Info Wars on SEPTEMBER 12, 2014.

China Daily: “Western Sanctions Will Make Moscow Back The Chinese Yuan Against The Dollar”

Op-Ed posted in China Daily
West’s Antics Pushing Russia closer to China
The recent NATO summit in Wales, held against the background of the armed conflict in Ukraine, has brought back the Cold War atmosphere to Europe. NATO’s partnership with Russia remains formally suspended. In fact, NATO is treating Russia more as an adversary than a partner.
The alliance is setting up a “Rapid Reaction Force” to deal with emergencies on Europe’s eastern flank. The alliance’s military infrastructure is moving toward that exposed flank, and closer to Russia’s borders. NATO forces will now spend more time exercising in the east, and their presence there will visibly grow. NATO-leaning Ukraine, which the alliance alleges is an object of “Russian aggression”, has been promised financial and military support.
The Ukraine crisis is not just about Eastern Europe, it is also about the world order. The Kremlin is seeking Washington’s recognition of what it regards as its core national security interest: keeping Ukraine as a buffer zone between Russia and the West, particularly NATO. Washington, on principle, denies Moscow this “imperial privilege”, and insists on the freedom of all countries, including Ukraine, to choose alliances and affiliations.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/12/2014.

Fruits Of Meddling In The Syrian Civil War: Washington’s Frankenstein Brigade

The revelation by a spokesman for the family of Steven Sotloff, the second journalist beheaded by the Islamic State (ISIS), that Sotloff was ‘sold [to ISIS] for between $25 – 50,000,’ by the US-supported ‘moderate’ Free Syrian Army underscores the irony and absurdity of this moment. As the Presidentgets ready to go to the American people and ask for their support in pursuing a military campaign in Iraq and Syria, how the principle of ‘blowback’ operates should be clear to everyone – even Rudy Giuliani.
The ‘moderates’ we have been funding, arming, and training for the past few years couldn’t have come up with a better plan to suck us into the Syrian quagmire. After crying ‘Wolf!’ for so long – what with chemical attacks supposedly inflicted by the infinitely evil Bashar al-Assad, and other tall tales of dubious provenance – the rebels had lost all credibility. What to do? Desperate to increase the decibel level of calls for US military action in the region, they resorted to targeting the US media in hopes that the outrage generated would push the Americans into war.
And the ruse certainly seems to be working. That’s their battlefield, after all: the Syrian Mod Squad has never been an effective fighting force on the ground in Syria, but when it comes to dominating the Western media landscape they’ve been wildly successful. According to their many friends in the Fourth Estate, those lovable cuddly ‘moderate’ Islamists wouldn’t hurt a flea – after all, they’ve been ‘vetted,’ haven’t they?
What a grisly joke.

This post was published at David Stockmans Contra Corner on September 10, 2014.