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calendar   Monday - August 17, 2015

Do I have to do Politics? Fine. Putin Wins.

US Pulls Patriot Missiles From Turkey

The U.S. military is pulling its Patriot missiles from Turkey this fall, the U.S. Embassy in Ankara announced Sunday.

The Patriot missiles “will be redeployed to the United States for critical modernization upgrades,” according to a statement from the U.S. Embassy in Turkey.  “This decision follows a U.S. review of global missile defense posture.”

“The U.S. and NATO commitments to the defense of Allies - including Turkey - are steadfast,” the statement said.

The U.S. military has deployed Patriot missiles along the Turkey-Syria border since 2013 along with a ground force of 300 U.S. Army soldiers to operate them, protecting Turkey from potential Syrian missiles.

The decision to pull the missiles has been “long planned” and is not a response to Turkey’s unannounced massive airstrike against a Kurdish separatist group in northern Iraq on July 24, a State Dept. official said. The strike endangered U.S. Special Forces on the ground training Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, angering U.S. military officials. The U.S. military was taken completely by surprise by the Turkish airstrike, which involved 26 jets, military sources told Fox News.

Patriot missiles have been upgraded in recent years to shoot down ballistic missiles, in addition to boasting an ability to bring down enemy aircraft. The U.S. military has deployed these missiles along Turkey’s border with Syria.

When a Kurdish journalist asked the Army’s outgoing top officer, Gen. Raymond Odierno, about the incident over northern Iraq at his final press conference Wednesday, Odierno replied: “We’ve had conversations about this to make sure it doesn’t happen.”

The Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, has been listed as a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department. It is influenced by Marxist ideology and has been responsible for recent attacks in Turkey, killing Turkish police and military personnel. A separate left-wing radical group was responsible for attacking the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul last week.

State Department and Pentagon officials have said in recent days that Turkey has a right to defend itself against the PKK.

Yeah. We need to take the missiles home to upgrade them. Right. Sure. Sniff, sniff, sniff. What’s that smell? Scents of grass, and clover, and hay, a bit of corn silage, with an overriding nose of ammonia ...




Turkey’s strikes on Kurds could drag US into new front

Just hours after a deal last month allowing the U.S. to use Turkey’s air bases to launch sorties against ISIS, Turkey pulled a move that left American military leaders surprised and outraged, and raised questions about the two nations’ alliance in the war on the jihadist army.

With only 10 minutes notice to their American partners, Turkey launched a massive air strike of its own July 24 against a Kurdish militant group in the northern mountains of Iraq. The U.S. had barely enough warning to make sure its own forces were out of the way, according to a military source with knowledge of the tension Turkey’s attack caused in the Combined Air and Space Operations Center, the allied headquarters in the air war against ISIS.

“A Turkish officer came into the CAOC, and announced that the strike would begin in 10 minutes and he needed all allied jets flying above Iraq to move south of Mosul immediately,” said the military source, describing events that took place in the center, in a secret location in the Middle East. “We were outraged.”
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“We had U.S. Special Forces not far from where the Turks were bombing, training Kurdish Peshmerga fighters,” the source said. “We had no idea who the Turkish fighters were, their call signs, what frequencies they were using, their altitude or what they were squawking
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The Turkish government has been concerned that the U.S. fight against ISIS would embolden the Kurds, who now control most of Turkey’s 560-mile border with Syria except for a small 68-mile corridor between the Syrian border towns of Kobani and Azaz, west of the Euphrates River. Should the Kurds gain control of this section of the border they would have unfettered access from Iraq through Syria all the way to the Mediterranean.

A military source confirmed that Turkish tanks fired on YPG units to keep them from entering this 68-mile area, killing some YPG fighters allied with the PKK in northern Iraq. These fighters have helped the U.S. coalition secure gains against ISIS on the ground near Tal Abyad and Kobani and are the key to the coalition moving on the ISIS capital, Raqqa.

A senior defense official told Fox News that another reason the Turks want to keep Kurdish fighters outside of the 68-mile border is to prevent the Kurds from potentially selling their oil on the open market from ports along the Mediterranean.




Let’s see if I’ve got this right ...

Turkey “inadvertently” advancing ISIS cause, by America having a snit fit and removing Patriot Missiles from Turkey, because Turkey ran a major airstrike against the Kurds, who we were helping fight ISIS. Well, sort of helping. Our guys embedded with the Kurds got 10 minutes notice that the bombs were falling. (which means the jets were just about to begin their target run before the message was sent, as bombs take 3 minutes to fall from 50,000 feet up).

USA has been afraid to arm or fully side with this bunch - who are not really muslims - since Bush 1 in 1992. If Kurdistan became a “real” state, it would take a big chunk of Iran, Iraq, and Turkey. and maybe some Lebanon or Syria. Oh no, can’t upset the apple cart. Better to urge them on and let Saddam poison gas them. Or urge them to fight ISIS with no weapons, and the instant they face that enemy to let the Turks blow them up from behind.  So fuck the Kurds, but to get even, we’ll take our missiles AWAY FROM OUR NATO ALLY to leave them vulnerable to Putin who is right the hell there on the other side of the little pond called the Black Sea.

Why? Because Turkey has become an islamic state. If not in name, then in majority reality. They never were much of an ally, and now they’re even less. So we lose because the Kurds lose, the Caliphate wins because of standard mulsim perfidy, and Putin wins the big one (now effectively stronger in Asia Minor [ie nuke threat can’t be stopped]) without even playing the game.

But hey, it gets EVEN BETTER!

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/17/2015 at 09:46 PM   
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calendar   Wednesday - March 25, 2015

Bowe, Busted

It’s about time. Remember how this was only going to be delayed until after the election?


Far from Susan Rice’s claim that he served with honor and distinction, now the news breaks that

Bergdahl Charged With Desertion

Nice trade you made there Barack Hussein. 5 terrorists for 1 traitor. Loo Zer.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who was recovered in Afghanistan last spring after five years in captivity, has been charged with desertion and misbehaving before the enemy, Army officials said Wednesday, setting the stage for emotionally charged court proceeding in coming months.

Eugene Fidell, Bergdahl’s attorney, told The Washington Post that his client was handed a charge sheet on Wednesday. Army officials said in a statement that Bergdahl has been charged with desertion with intent to shirk important or hazardous duty and misbehavior before the enemy by endangering the safety of a command, unit or place. His case has been referred to an Article 32 preliminary hearing, which is frequently compared to a grand jury proceeding in civilian court.

The court hearing for Bergdahl will be held at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston in Texas, where Bergdahl has served since shortly after his recovery on May 31, 2014.

Under the misbehavior before the enemy charge, Bergdahl faces a maximum punishment of confinement for life, a dishonorable discharge, a reduction to private and total forfeiture of pay and allowances since the time of his disappearance, Army officials said. The desertion charge carries a maximum punishment of five years in prison, a dishonorable discharge, a reduction to private and a total forfeiture of pay and allowances.

The development comes 10 months after his May 2014 release—which initially was a joyous occasion, with his parents joining President Obama in celebrating the news in the Rose Garden. Bob Bergdahl, who had studied Islam during his son’s captivity, appeared with a full beard and read a Muslim prayer, while Bergdahl’s mother Jani embraced the president.

But that euphoria quickly gave way to controversy in Washington as Bergdahl was accused of walking away from his post and putting his fellow soldiers in danger. The trade of hardened Taliban fighters for his freedom raised deep concerns on Capitol Hill that the administration struck an unbalanced and possibly illegal deal.

The trade was branded as illegal by lawmakers, who said they weren’t advised beforehand, It was also blasted by critics who said it violated America’s longstanding tradition of not negotiating with terrorists, and from Bergdahl’s fellow soldiers, many of whom view him as a traitor.

There were also concerns – which would prove well-founded – that the Taliban members would return to the fight against the West. Of the five, Mohammad Fazl, the former Taliban army chief of staff; Khairullah Khairkhwa, a Taliban intelligence official; Abdul Haq Wasiq, a former Taliban government official; and Norullah Noori and Mohammad Nabi Omari, at least three have attempted to rejoin their old comrades, sources told Fox News.

By the way, as of this moment US airplanes are attacking Tikrit. Remember Tikirt, little village where Saddam Hussein came from? Wasn’t it the U.S. Special Forces who captured the place a few years ago at significant expense? And now  Al Qaeda In Iraq  ISIS controls it? And we’re in there again, blasting the crap out of it, so that the Iranians - remember the Iranians, our enemy, the Death To America guys who built all those IEDs that crippled our troops, the guys who supported a proxy army of “insurgents” our guys fought like mad and died by the numbers to keep out of Iraq? The ones trying to build nukes, now with Obama’s secret permission from a bogus backroom deal he personally wangled? - so that the Iranians can go in an mop up what’s left of ISIS (who took it in June last year and murdered 1600 Iraqi air force cadets) because the Iraqi troops we spent billions training and equipping couldn’t win a fight with a used maxi-pad, much less a bunch of “JV” sand fleas with guns? Another great move there Barack el Barack. Loo Zer Squared.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/25/2015 at 07:02 PM   
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calendar   Friday - September 05, 2014

So Junior Varsity

ISIS: So “JV” That They Already Have Tax Collectors

IRBIL, Iraq — The self-styled Islamic State has consolidated its control over much of the desert in eastern Syria and western Iraq by following a rule that’s governed in that austere region for a millennium: Don’t interfere with the ability of local Sunni Muslim tribes to make a living through trade.

Now that the Islamic State controls virtually all of central and northern Iraq, as well as most of eastern Syria and Iraq’s western Anbar province, it’s making sure nothing gets in the way of the ability of tribal businessmen continuing to make use of the main trade arteries that connect Jordan and Syria with Baghdad.

It’s also found a new source of revenue in the effort: tax collections on the goods, which range from bootleg gasoline to livestock and even consumer goods that stock Baghdad’s markets.

Not only does the Islamic State offer protection from bandits, but its tax collectors also provide traders with paperwork that shows they’ve paid Islamic State taxes as well as counterfeit government tax receipts that truckers can show to Iraqi army checkpoints, which allow them to pass without further payments.

The system is in place at the Waleed Crossing, which links Jordan to Iraq, and the Tanif Crossing, which links Iraq to the Syrian capital of Damascus as well as the Islamic State-controlled Syrian cities of Deir el Zour and Raqqa, according to truckers and merchants who described the process to McClatchy.

Their accounts of an efficient quasi-government structure fit with the portrait painted of the Islamic State as an organization with a businesslike penchant for record-keeping and systems that’s made it perhaps the wealthiest terrorist group the world has ever known.

The Iraqi army apparently accepts the receipt knowing full well that the taxes, invoiced on a fake government document, went instead to the Islamic State.

Since it declared a caliphate in late June in the area it controls _ a region as large as Jordan with a population of at least 6 million _ the Islamic State has felt comfortable increasing the taxes, from $300 for a load of foodstuffs and $400 for a load of electronics to a flat $800 per truck, said Mahmoud Murdi Hammad, 52, a driver from Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province.

“The Islamic State reaps thousands of dollars every day as a result of taxes from us truck drivers,” he said. “But to keep good relations with the tribes who control the routes, the Islamic State ensures the proper paperwork so the merchants pay the taxes, not us. We do not lose anything.”

Doesn’t sound like ISIS is going anywhere soon. File this one under “Meet the new boss, same as the old boss”.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 09/05/2014 at 01:57 PM   
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calendar   Saturday - August 16, 2014

But, But Obama Said

Guess Two Airstrikes Didn’t Really Break The Siege After All

The U.S. military conducted new airstrikes against Islamic militants Friday as sources tell Fox News members of the group killed 90 male members of Iraq’s Yazidi minority in a northern village and kidnapped “dozens” of women and children.

The Kurdish-speaking ethnic and religious group, which numbers in the hundreds of thousands in Iraq, has been persecuted in the north by Islamic State militants, with at least 500 killed prior to Friday’s news, according to Iraq’s human rights minister.

The U.S. military said in a statement Friday that after receiving reports of civilians being attacked, U.S. forces conducted airstrikes on Islamic State vehicles in the village of Kawju. The village is located south of the village of Sinjar.

“[Militants] arrived in vehicles and they started their killing this afternoon,’’ senior Kurdish official Hoshiyar Zebari told Reuters. “We believe it’s because of their creed: convert or be killed.”

The latest killings came just a day after President Obama said U.S. air strikes and humanitarian aid drops on Sinjar mountain, where thousands of Yazidi have been stranded in an Islamic State siege had been ended.

A Yazidi lawmaker and another senior Kurdish official also said the killings had taken place and that the women of the village were kidnapped.

Iraqi and Yazidi leaders say the brutal Islamic State fighters have buried Yazidi men alive, killed children and kidnapped women to be slaves.

“We have striking evidence obtained from Yazidis fleeing Sinjar and some who escaped death, and also crime scene images that show indisputably that the gangs of the Islamic States have executed at least 500 Yazidis after seizing Sinjar,” Sudani told Reuters Sunday.

Man, these ISIS guys making my pResident look all naive and stuff.

I’m pissed! Which kind of makes me do a mental Obama/Austin Powers mental mash-up ...

“ISIS Elimination Commencing”
...
“ISIS Elimination Comple”
“ISIS Elimination Com”
“ISIS Elimina”
“ISIS Elimi”
“ISIS Elimination Com”
“ISIS Elimination Comple”
“ISIS Elimina”
“ISIS”
“I”
“IS”
“ISIS Elimination Complet”
“ISIS”

Maybe somebody ought to give the Yazidis ... oh, I don’t know ... some frikkin ammo maybe?? Couple of grenades, a bottle of water, a handful of bullets. Whatever’s handy, right? Or shuttle a few tens of thousands of Iraqi Army guys up there? They do have army guys don’t they? Or are they still running the other way?


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/16/2014 at 01:28 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - August 14, 2014

How Big A Wimp Is He?

Man, this hurts.

When even the FWENCH tell our President to cowboy up, you know he’s a wiener.

French foreign minister slams Obama for golfing while Iraq burns

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has a message about Iraq for Barack Obama: Get back to the White House and do something.

‘I know it is the holiday period in our Western countries,’ Fabius told a radio interviewer Tuesday in France,’ but when people are dying, you must come back from vacation.’

Full-time workers in France are guaranteed a whopping five weeks of paid vacation every year, making his plea all the more urgent.

Obama is on a family and golfing holiday in a ritzy neighborhood of Martha’s Vineyard but says he will come back to Washington this weekend before returning on Tuesday to fun, sun, and more golf.

As town after Iraqi town is conquered by ISIS, an Islamist terror group that claims it has established an ‘Islamic state,’ Obama’s approach has consisted so far of airlifting humanitarian supplies to victimized groups, protecting the aid drops with airstrikes, and begging for help from allies.

Britain, France, Italy and other European nations have backed the humanitarian assistance with material and personnel, reported The Wall Street Journal, which first broke news of the French diplomat’s criticism.

Meanwhile Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have been encouraging a nascent Iraqi government from a safe distance, while assuring Americans that the U.S. won’t enter another prolonged war with boots on the ground.

Eyebrows went up Wednesday in Washington, though, when the White House announced that Obama was leaning toward deploying ground troops to Mount Sinjar, a northern Iraqi hideout to which tens of thousands of Yadizis, a persecuted religious minority group, have led from ISIS.

Ordinarily, I’d say the froggy could vous allez sable de livre (go pound sand), but in this case he’s right.

And it looks like today, Vacation Guy is doing something. Hopefully, not something stupid. Or, at least less stupid than usual.

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Oh goody ... he’s going to give a speech at 12:15. Although half of that will be about the riots in Ferguson MO, so expect him to cuss out the cops and be all rayciss once again.

... 12:49, still waiting ...


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/14/2014 at 02:53 PM   
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calendar   Saturday - August 09, 2014

Seeing The Future

Gee whillikers, I could’ve sworn I wrote something just like this only yesterday. Guess I’m not completely alone in my viewpoints. That’s nice to know.


yay me, I suppose.

The fact is that it was Obama who ensured the premature pulling of our troops, because this is what Democrats do…

Democrats lose won wars.

Vietnam was won.

Yep.

Your history teachers and professors don’t tell you this; nor do media documentaries. But the Vietnam War was won and America won it.

Which is what I’ve always said.

Oh, the war in Iraq was won, but it wouldn’t stay won without an American presence.

Regardless, the President bugged out of Iraq without an all-important status of forces agreement. In other words, like the stabilizing troops we still have in Japan, Germany, and South Korea — we left no one in Iraq.

The results in Iraq have already been catastrophic. But if Obama, the Democrats, and media stay true to their obvious desire to have Iraq go down in the loss column for America, these days will be remembered as the good ole’ days.

Thanks to Obama’s highly dangerous combination for ambition and ignorance, ISIS is now a terrorist nation-state within Iraq (and part of Syria) with a standing army, a command and control infrastructure, control of a 600-mile front in the North, and a half-billion dollars. It gets worse…

The terrorist nation-state of ISIS, or whatever they call it, is America’s worst nightmare realized.

Obama describes ISIS as “junior varsity.”

Obama is a liar.



Go and read the rest. I didn’t finish it, so I don’t know if he digs down deep enough to remind us that it was Democrat perfidy that lost China to the communists, under Truman. Another won war, lost. [no, he doesn’t, since Iraq is the focus of this short essay]


liar liar pants on fire!!

via PU


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/09/2014 at 10:35 PM   
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calendar   Friday - August 08, 2014

Ok, Two Air Strikes

Hours before the US news had the story, the UK papers knew that the US military had made another attack or so against ISIS. This time they blew up a convoy, but not before the terrorists managed to steal a whole slew of refugee women to use as sex slaves.


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Yeah, it’s about time to drop a couple bombs, doncha think???



ISIS militants have made hostages of hundreds of Yazidi women after America waded into the unfolding crisis in Iraq by dropping bombs on the extremists’ artillery.

Earlier today President Obama authorised two bombers to sweep up form the Persian Gulf and drop their payloads on jihadist emplacements, in response to their actions against the Yazidi religious minority in the north of the country.

Later the U.S. military conducted two additional air strikes against the extremists near the city of Arbil in northern Iraq, the Pentagon said.

The second wave of air strikes, included a drone strike on a mortar position and an attack by four F/A-18 jets on an Islamic State convoy and mortar position. They made two passes, released eight bombs and “neutralized” the fighters

But now ISIS - which calls itself the Islamic State - has struck the group again by capturing hundreds of women from Mosul, Iraq’s second city. Earlier reports indicated that capture Yazidi women were intended to be given to young jihadists as wives.

American aircraft continued attacking targets in Iraq on Friday, the Pentagon said, killing terrorists who were launching attacks from mortars and underway in a convoy.

The savage group - which boasts of crucifying, mutilating and executing those it conquers - is now advancing into the Kurdish northern area of Iraq, which was formerly thought to be safe.

Fighters were today just 25 miles from Erbil, the Kurdish capital, which has been a safe haven in the country throughout the rise of ISIS, and also during the Iraq war to topple Saddam Hussein.

An Iraqi government official confirmed the hostage-taking, and said the women are all younger than 35.

Kamil Amin, the spokesman for Iraq’s Human Rights Ministry, said: ‘We think that the terrorists by now consider them slaves and they have vicious plans for them. We think that these women are going to be used in demeaning ways by those terrorists to satisfy their animalistic urges in a way that contradicts all the human and Islamic values.’

There are claims that many have been raped and there are fears that they will be sold into slavery by the fanatics. Those trapped on the mountain say they fear they face ‘slaughter’ . They spoke of appalling conditions with no water, food or medicine, and little shelter apart from lone trees, under which groups huddle together, or caves dotted in the barren, bleak mountainside.

‘We are being slaughtered,’ Yazidi MP, Vian Dakhil, said: ‘Our entire religion is being wiped off the face of the earth.’

Another said: ‘We have nothing here except ground to sleep on, there is no food or water, people are hungry, people are crying for help.’

One Yazidi official, Mahma Khalil, put the number sheltering on the mountain, which the community considers the holy site where Noah’s ark settled after the biblical flood, as high as 250,000.

‘Please save us! SOS! save us!’ he pleaded, ‘Our people are in the desert. They are exposed to a genocide.’


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/08/2014 at 10:12 PM   
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Too Much News

I had to turn the TV news off. I just couldn’t watch it any longer. What a mess, and what biased, hole-filled reporting.

Fox Snooze ... I’m beginning to share the Left’s view on this network. They may be close to worthless. Too many talk shows, too many panel discussions, too many liberal newscasters.  I hit the OFF switch when Shepard Smith came on, and started having a total hissy fit over the situation in Iraq with ISIS, these Yazidi people, and the Kurdish Peshmerga. He’s “reporting” the news with such a thinly veiled “it serves them right” attitude it was unwatchable. Yes Schlep, ISIS is a bunch of savage mutant sub-human slime. And they are armed to the teeth with OUR STUFF. And they have become a genuine army because of it, and against a genuine army the Kurdish militia can not stand. And he’s right that ISIS got all the military supplies we gave to Iraq because their government troops dropped them and ran. And he’s right that those troops ran because they were poorly trained and lead, because PM al-Maliki was at heart a typically corrupt and self-centered Arab, who kept all those soldiers we spent billions training and equipping to himself, and didn’t disburse them to the nation’s forces or expand the overall training. But what Schlepard Smith ISN’T saying is that this didn’t happen primarily because our swishy swish president couldn’t/wouldn’t negotiate a treaty that would have kept several thousand US troops in Iran to keep that training going. No, he got his little nose out of joint, and left the playground entirely. “I brought all the troops home from Iraq” was Obama’s big claim to fame 2 years ago. A touch short-sighted, don’t you think? Especially since dozens of experienced voices were telling him at the time that exactly this situation would occur? The whole place is a nest of scorpions; you can’t honestly expect one or two of them to suddenly turn into noble eagles overnight just because it makes it easier for Obama to sleep at night believing so.

And now it’s all going to Hell. Worse and worse every day. These ISIS psycho terrorists are now in control of the biggest dam in Iraq. And it’s a crappy dam that needs constant repairing. By people who know what they’re doing. Let’s hope ISIS hasn’t killed them all already because they belong to the wrong flavor of the same dam faith.

Not that ISIS would hesitate to blow up the dam and drown half a million people. What do they care? They crave death. They jizz their jammies on mass murder. The latest news tells of them beheading hundreds of children. Children. Beheading. With videos! Because they aren’t converting to the “proper” religion fast enough? Or it’s just a typical African style of terrorist behavior. Because here in America, more than half of us STILL don’t know what depraved animals terrorists really are. Oh noes, they’re those romantic freedom fighters, building roads and day care centers. Assholes. 

So now tens of thousands of these Yazidi people will die. From starvation, exposure, and war crimes so heinous that the Nazis would have turned away in disgust.

And the US? Iraq’s staunchest ally, having spent 4,000 American lives and uncountable billions of dollars to wrest this backwards bunch of tribalist sand apes from primitivism and sectarian violence? YEAH RIGHT.

Well, now that it’s AUGUST, and ISIS has been on a killing frenzy since at least JANUARY, and has taken over at least a quarter of Iraq ... the US has sent in ONE JET and dropped TWO BOMBS on American artillery pieces in the hands of ISIS. Gee, that’ll solve everything. Oh, and we’ve also somehow managed to get a couple of helicopters full of water and food to the latest thousands of these refugees. But until a hour or so ago, officials in Washington were denying even this.

Meanwhile, the “conservative” American TV network has their leading anchor delivering a tirade and calling it news. Yes Sheppy, it’s darn frustrating. It sure does suck when American wins a war, sets up a false peace, and then goes home and slams the door, BEFORE killing all the enemies Over There, doesn’t it? Kind of reminds me of the Vietnam aftermath. After we won, after we had a treaty, after we went home, we lost the war. Huh??

No, I just couldn’t watch it any longer. False outrage to reinforce a delusion. Darn near any adult, or at least one not willfully wearing blinders during a deliberate recto-cranial inversion, could have called this more than 2 years ago. And they could have seen all this coming back in January. And realized that by March it was long past time to drop the pretense, stop playing golf and going to fundraisers, and make some action to support an ally. Whether asked for or not. But no. So at this point, it’s almost impossible for me to accept that the current situation isn’t exactly what our leaders want. WTH, they’ve done everything they could to make sure it happened. Because Obama had his widdle feewings hurt because he can’t negotiate for shit? Hell, we knew that years ago when he dropped the ball trying to get the friggin’ Olympics.

“We don’t understand evil”. Gosh, this wins the No Shit Award of the year I think.
The 2 Bomb Solution. PS - you suck, you dithering asshole.
You know things are bad when the US Army newpaper ponders ISIS’ unstoppability. Wow.
Is DC afraid of ISIS retribution? Why else would US denies air attack, aid drop. I mean, WTF, we’ve seen the video already. Get a grip people.


Oh, and the fighting is on again in Gaza. As you knew it would be. Cease fires? You’ve got to be kidding me. And, golly gee whiz, it looks like Hamas, with all their tunnels packed with bombs and anesthesia drugs, was only a couple weeks away from a gigantic genocidal attack, 20 times as big as our 9/11. On the little children in Israel. Well made, fully modern, high tech secret tunnels big enough to drive a truck through, pointed right at kindergartens and schools all over the West Bank. No doubts about it; a massive pogrom against Israeli children was planned. Kill them all Benji. Burn these fuckers down. Wipe their DNA off the map once and for all. Bulldoze Gaza into the sea and drown them all like the plague infected rats that they are.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/08/2014 at 06:21 PM   
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calendar   Tuesday - June 24, 2014

ISIS Slaughter In 4 Iraqi Villages

Another Savage Massacre

Shiite Turkmen villagers in northern Iraq have claimed that an Al Qaeda-inspired Sunni militant group carried out a “savage massacre” in four villages near the city of Kirkuk.

The Washington Post reported that more than a dozen residents of the villages of Brawchi, Karanaz, Chardaghli and Beshir described atrocities that took place last week. Kirkuk’s deputy police chief, General Turhan Abdel-Rahman, said that he knew of at least 40 dead from the four villages, but noted that there were other bodies inside the village of Beshir.

“Tell the world. It was a savage massacre,” one man present at the burial of 15 bodies in the village of Tafaz told the Post.

Many survivors of the attacks have fled to Kirkuk, where Iraqi Kurdish security forces are in control.

The United Nations said Tuesday that more than 1,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed so far in June violence in Iraq, according to Reuters.

Terrible. If only those poor villagers were armed and able to defend themselves. Oh wait, they are armed. Every person in that sandbox seems to own at least one AK-47 and an RPG launcher. I guess they just don’t have the stomach to fight for their own freedom or even their own survival.

OK, and it’s not that I don’t believe them about this atrocity, I do, but ... oh come on already, the deputy police chief is a friggin’ General??? Just give it up already. So what rank does the chief have, God Emperor Haile Sellasie? Mohamhead Jr.? Maybe you dune dogs should ratchet the tinpot dictator shit down a few notches, eh?

And al-Reuters is a tad slow ... I’ve got pictures of thousands of prisoners being marched away ... and ISIS’ own pictures of them being executed. And any number of those bodies are shown wearing army boots, or army uniforms over or under civilian clothes. So 1,000 civilian casualties might be slightly accurate, as long as you add several thousand more “military” ones. And ISIS seems to be considering any male over 13 to be a member of the military, uniform or not. Hey, how come the USA doesn’t get to play by those (most likely accurate) rules??


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/24/2014 at 07:37 PM   
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calendar   Sunday - June 15, 2014

ISIS: hellspawn barbarians lead by former US prisoner

Via Rusty

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ISIS forces execute bound prisoners in a shallow grave. Too graphic? Too bad. This is reality. And this picture is nothing compared with the rest of them that they’ve gleefully put out online. I’m not linking to the videos.

Blood-thirsty jihadists are carrying out summary executions on civilians, Iraqi soldiers and police officers - including 17 in one street alone - on their warpath to Baghdad, the UN said today.

As a shocking picture of the ISIS insurgency continues to develop, the Islamist group are posting barbaric videos online with the intent of showing the world they will stop at nothing to achieve their end game.

In one, which is too graphic to publish, fighters are seen knocking on the door of a Sunni police major in the dead of night.

When he answers, they blindfold and cuff him. Then they carve off his head with a knife in his own bedroom as sweetly lilting religious hymns are played over the top.

An image of the officer’s decapitated head was tweeted with the sickening message: ‘This is our ball. It is made of skin #WorldCup’. ISIS also claims to have executed 1,700 Shia soldiers on their push for the capital.

Although this figure has not been verified, the UN today warned that hundreds of people are likely to have been killed by the fanatics since the uprising.

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It’s a damn good thing that OBAMA RELEASED THEIR LEADER IN 2009, otherwise who knows how savage these animals would be behaving!

The United States once had Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi in custody at a detention facility in Iraq, but president Barack Obama let him go, it was revealed on Friday.

Al Baghdadi was among the prisoners released in 2009 from the U.S.’s now-closed Camp Bucca near Umm Qasr in Iraq.

But now five years later he is leading the army of ruthless extremists bearing down on Baghdad who want to turn the country into an Islamist state by blazing a bloody trail through towns and cities, executing Iraqi soldiers, beheading police officers and gunning down innocent civilians.

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/15/2014 at 05:30 PM   
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calendar   Saturday - June 14, 2014

A Solution?

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Looks to me like ISIS is up and down just one damn highway.

Bring out the big boys ... and carpet bomb the highway from one end to the other.

Send the Navy in at night. Thermal imaging to find where the insurgents are, and the running vehicles.

Then blast away at them, and come back later with the BUFFs.

Fudge, we did it before in 1991. And that worked out frighteningly better than expected. It won’t be so easy this time. But still ... one frickkin’ highway, dudes. ONE.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/14/2014 at 03:08 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - June 12, 2014

Have No Fear, Ayatollah’s Here

Iranian Forces Fight Back ISIS In Tikrit.

Two foxes brawling in the henhouse?

Two maggots fighting in dead Ernest?

Iran has deployed Revolutionary Guard forces to fight al Qaeda-inspired militants that have overrun a string of Iraqi cities, and it has helped Iraqi troops win back control of most of Tikrit, Iranian security sources said.

Two battalions of the Quds Forces, the elite overseas branch of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps that have long operated in Iraq, have come to the aid of the besieged, Shiite-dominated government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, they said.

Combined Iraqi-Iranian forces had retaken control across 85% of Tikrit, the birthplace of former dictator Saddam Hussein, according to Iraqi and Iranian security sources.

In a stunning development that threatens to further destabilize the Middle East, Iran has deployed an elite unit of its Revolutionary Guard to help the Iraqi government take on ISIS, the al-Qaida offshoot that has seized several areas in the northern part of the country.

Two battalions of the Quds Forces are already making progress in their fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, the Wall Street Journal reported. The al-Qaida splinter group took control of Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit on Wednesday, but Revolutionary Guard and Iraqi troops overtook 85 percent of the city on Thursday, Iraqi and Iranian security forces told the paper.

Iran, which is dominated by Shiites, has close ties to Iraq’s Shiite-led government.  Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called ISIS “an extremist, terrorist group that is acting savagely” during an appearance on state television, Al Jazeera reported. “For our part, as the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran ... we will combat violence, extremism and terrorism in the region and the world.”

The Iranian military is considering shifting troops fighting in Syria, where forces are supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government, to Iraq if the deployment of the Quds Forces doesn’t make any progress in the latest offensive.

The Times of London said 150 members of the Quds Forces are in Iraq, where ISIS militants seized Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, earlier this week.

There’s a big difference between 150 troops, an elite unit, and 2 battalions worth. But still ... the Hero of the Day, Iraq version, sure ain’t Obama. It’s this guy:
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called ISIS
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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/12/2014 at 04:57 PM   
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Repent Or Die

World’s Richest Terrorists: ISIS Closes In On Bagdhad

Imparts Absolute Shari’a Law In Ninevah

Stole Half A Billion From Mosul Banks

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The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (Isis) has imposed a strict set of Sharia laws on the citizens of Nineveh province just days after capturing the provincial capital of Mosul.

In a document circulating on social media attributed to the group, Isis warned tribal leaders and sheikhs not to “work with [the Iraqi] government and be traitors” while proclaiming that women should only go outside if absolutely necessary. 

“For women, dress decently and wear wide clothes. Only go out if needed,” read the document as translated by Al Aan TV reporter Jenan Moussa.

Further rules included bans on drugs, alcohol and cigarettes while public gatherings, the possession of guns and the carrying of flags not of the Islamic state were outlawed.

The document added that Isis wish to destroy all shrines and graves, in reference to Shia shrines in towns such as Samarra where fighting is continuing.

“For those asking who are you? We are soldiers of Islam and took on our responsibility to bring back glory of the Islamic Caliphate.

“Money we took from [the] Safavid government is now public. Only Imam of Muslims can spend it. Anyone who steals [will have their] hands cut,” the document translation read.

Isis have continued their push towards Baghdad, seizing a town only 56 miles (90km) north of the Iraq’s capital, according to reports.

The flashpoint town of Dhuluiyah and the area of Muatassam have been overrun by militants following a three-day offensive the Iraqi government has failed to stop, according to AFP.

The group has become the richest terror force in the world after looting $429m and large amounts of gold bullion from Mosul’s central bank following the city’s capture.

All Muslims in the city have been instructed to attend mosque for the five daily prayers.

It confirms that it seized up to half a billion dollars from the Mosul branch of the Bank of Iraq but states it can be trusted with the funds.

Any one of its members who breach this promise will have their hands cut off.

“No drugs, no alcohol and no cigarettes allowed,” it added.

No public gathering other than those organised by ISIS will be allowed at any stage. No guns will be allowed outside of its ranks.

All tribal leaders and sheikhs in the area have been warned not to co-operate with the state.

In a warning to the police, soldiers and other “kaffr” bodies the choice is to repent or face the ultimate punishment. The group said it will open “special places” for repentance.

Outlining its sectarian bias it declared all shrines, graveyards and monuments will be destroyed.

Finally all women must dress in concealing clothing that preserve decency. Females should only go outside “if necessary”.

The city has been told that it has tried secular experiments with the republic and Baathist regimes as well as the current Iranian-backed “Safavid” government in Baghdad. “Now is time for an Islamic state,” the note signed Imam Abu Bakr El Qurashi said.

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The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (Isis) has become the richest terror group ever after looting 500 billion Iraqi dinars - the equivalent of $429m (£256m) - from Mosul’s central bank, according to the regional governor.

Nineveh governor Atheel al-Nujaifi confirmed Kurdish televison reports that Isis militants had stolen millions from numerous banks across Mosul. A large quantity of gold bullion is also believed to have been stolen.

Following the siege of the country’s second city, the bounty collected by the group has left it richer than al-Qaeda itself and as wealthy as small nations such as Tonga, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands and the Falkland Islands.

The militants freed up to 1,000 inmates from Mosul’s central prison, according to senior police officials. They are also in control of Mosul airport and local television stations.

They also seized considerable amounts of US-supplied military hardware. Photos have already emerged of Isis parading captured Humvees in neighbouring Syria where they are also waging war against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

So now that they have several lifetimes worth of brand new weapons, munitions, vehicles, and probably rations as well, they also have enough gold to buy or bribe their way into anything they might want, plus they have enough Iraqi cash on hand to cause that economy to collapse.

The US State Department issued a statement saying that they were “deeply concerned” about developments there, and how “they stood with the people of Iraq”. Yeah, from 5000 miles away, safe and sound in their comfy beds. Gee, thanks.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/12/2014 at 04:30 PM   
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calendar   Wednesday - June 11, 2014

Like A Lead Balloon

Report: Mosul Fell In Just A Couple Hours

Half a million run away from city of 1.6 million

Hundreds of ISIS fighters, “more deadly and brutal than even Al Qaeda” overran city against almost no resistance.

“US trained Iraqi soldiers just melted away, fleeing their posts when the fighting began”. Trained and equipped at the cost of BILLIONS of US taxpayer dollars.

Extremist militants have overrun the northern city of Mosul, the country’s second-largest. As many as half a million civilians have fled their homes to escape the violence, and the brazen incursion has highlighted all the weaknesses of the government’s ability to maintain security.
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Monday night into Tuesday, militants seized Mosul’s airport, its TV stations and the governor’s office. They freed up to 1,000 prisoners.

Police and soldiers ran from their posts rather than put up a fight, abandoning their weapons as they went. The militants took their place in the city’s boulevards and buildings.

“There was no presence of any government forces on the streets, the majority of their posts destroyed and manned by (Islamist militants),” resident Firas al-Maslawi told CNN.

Despite its size—the predominantly Sunni city has a population of about 1.6 million—Mosul’s collapse was swift. After weekend clashes, hundreds of radical Islamist fighters from an al Qaeda splinter group swarmed through the west of the city overnight Monday to Tuesday.

American-trained Iraqi government forces fled in the face of the onslaught by the fighters, believed to be from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, an al Qaeda splinter group also known as ISIS and ISIL. The militants now control most, if not all, of the city.

Iraq’s parliamentary speaker was scathing. “The (Iraqi) forces abandoned their weapons and the commanders fled, leaving behind weapons, armored vehicles. Their positions were easy prey for terrorists.”

On Wednesday, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki ordered that all military leaders who fled be court-martialed.

The heavily armed radicals overran police stations, freed more than 1,000 prisoners from the city jail and captured the city’s international airport.


ISIS is now poised to conquer Baiji, an oil town 2 hours north of Baghdad on the only highway to Mosul. Lose Baiji, lose any chance of retaking Mosul. Oh, and lose a big chunk of the oil production as well.

The Baiji oil refinery—Iraq’s largest—is still under the control of Iraqi security forces, officials said.

The fact that ISIS forces are trying to take the town will worry the oil industry in Iraq but also suggests a wider strategic aim.

Baiji sits on the main highway north from Baghdad to Mosul—a road that passes through rural areas in which ISIS has a lot of influence.

For the government to reinforce its troops in Mosul, it needs to drive them through Baiji.

It’s going to be a tough row to hoe. Iraq isn’t really a nation. Nor is Syria, Iran, or many of the other “countries” over there in the sand lands. They are area drawn on a map by foreigners. Sectarian hatred and tribalism still reign supreme. One flavor of jizzlam can’t wait to get back to killing members of some other flavor of jizzlam for their heresy. And the tribes from this village have a never ending blood feud with the tribes from that village. And on and on forever. Because it isn’t the civilized world. These aren’t nation-states. They aren’t even city-states, in the classic Athenian model. They’re little bitty tribes of barbarians, lice who can only pretend to cooperate with each other until they see a chance to stick the knife in for their own advantage. Tribes and clans who hate everyone else. Me and my relatives and neighbors from this one crusty village at odds with the entire world. My immediate family against our village. My brother and me against our father. Me versus my brother. And I hate myself too, probably. And that’s all they’ve ever been. Since forever. Animals.

No wonder it was so easy for a few hundred desert rats to rout a city of 1.6 million. Straight out of the Koran, actually.


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