Posts Tagged ‘bombing’

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1,000 Civilians Reportedly Killed by U.S.-Led Airstrikes as Trump Expands War on Terror

 

 

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It is not immediately clear if President Obama authorized the strike in Syria. The official said the U.S. military is authorized to conduct counter-terrorism missions against Al Qaeda anytime.

On Barack Obama’s last day, did the military carry out this strike on its own, without White House approval, or consideration of White House policy?

Over 100 Al Qaeda fighters killed in ‘major’ US air strike in Syria, defense official says

The US Air Force conducted a second “major strike” in consecutive days killing over 100 Al Qaeda fighters at a training camp in northern Syria, a defense official with knowledge of the strike told a handful of reporters at the Pentagon on Friday.

A single U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber and an undisclosed number of drones dropped 14 precision-guided bombs at noon eastern time Thursday on an Al Qaeda “basic training” camp in Syria west of the city of Aleppo near the border with Turkey, according to the official.

“This was core Al Qaeda” said the official describing the fighters.

Again, if you haven’t read it:

Why ISIS Exists: The Double Game

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The “Peace Laureate” launched another bombing war on Libya yesterday. Can anyone count the number of places the United States is currently dropping its bombs?

Hillary Clinton was instrumental in destroying Libya in the first place and letting radical Islamists take over much of the country. Now we are bombing them into the foreseeable future. This is sold as “success.”

Bombing Campaign Against ISIS in Libya Has No “End Point at This Particular Moment”

 

 

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Bundy supporter attempts to bomb Bureau of Land Management

 

The head of a Utah-based militia was caught trying to use an explosive device at a Bureau of Land Management facility. He had hoped to bomb a remote location in Arizona, but the plan fell apart when he tasked an undercover FBI agent to build the weapon.

William Keebler, 57, of Stockton, Utah, is being held in the Salt Lake County jail after his arrest on Wednesday. Keebler is the commander of a militia group in Stockton known as the ‘Patriots Defense Force’, and had scouted for a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) location to attack with the late anti-federal government militia icon Robert LaVoy Finicum. He had also spent nearly two weeks participating in an armed standoff in Nevada with the Bundy family against the BLM in 2014.

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US propaganda against Qaddafi was fraudulent from the start, as usual…

 

What Hillary Knew about Libya

 

Lest you think that bombing a sovereign government to help Al Qaeda linked terrorists take over doesn’t matter to you then you need to consider what happened afterward: shipping Libyan weapons to Syria, the creation of ISIS, Al Nusrah, and more endless terror into the foreseeable future.

Why ISIS Exists

 

FILE - This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria. Once a vibrant, mixed city considered a bastion of support for President Bashar Assad, the eastern city of Raqqa is now a shell of its former life, transformed by al-Qaida militants into the nucleus of the terror group's version of an Islamic caliphate they hope one day to establish in Syria and Iraq. In rare interviews with The Associated Press, residents and activists in Raqqa describe a city where fear prevails, music has been banned, Christians have to pay religious tax in return for protection and face-veiled women and pistol-wielding men in jihadi uniforms patrol the streets. (AP Photo/militant website, File)

French jets bomb ISIS command center, other targets in Raqqa
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Dr. Peter Dale Scott notes:

Prominent in US newspapers are stories reporting how France’s air strikes on Raqqa, the capital of Daesh (the Islamic State) are “retaliation” for the bombings in Paris. There has been much less reporting of Daesh’s previous proclamation that the bombings in Paris “were retaliation for French airstrikes [five days earlier] against the group in Syria and Iraq.” (Wall Street Journal, November 14, 2015). I noticed even less media attention to the French bombing of Raqqa on November 8. (This was bombing that France, insanely, “hoped might be pre-emptive,” – New York Times, November 16, 2015)

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Have I just personally changed the course of the Syrian war???

On Nov. 3 I wrote:

Mr. Obama,

Oil wells have addresses.

Are you still pretending to fight ISIS, when you could, on any day, and at any time, have simply bombed the Islamic State oil wells and put them out of commission?

Today the NY Times says that Obama’s planes are bombing oil fields now, and this time they really mean it. (So they claim. I remain skeptical.)

U.S. Steps Up Its Attacks on ISIS-Controlled Oil Fields in Syria

Coincidence?

Really?

Or are some glaring frauds too smelly to continue once the public gets a whiff of how ridiculous they are?

NYT:

The goal of the operation over the next several weeks is to cripple eight major oil fields, about two-thirds of the refineries and other oil-production sites controlled by the Islamic State, also called ISIS or ISIL.

“We intend to shut it all down,” Col. Steven H. Warren, a military spokesman in Baghdad, said in an email on Thursday [yesterday].

So it’s taken over a year to get around to allowing the Air Force to degrade the ISIS money supply. Nothing fishy there, right?

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Two more glaring issues:

  1. The “next several weeks” tells you how long it would have taken in the first place. What have they been doing all this time?
  2. They are stopping at “two-thirds of the refineries and other oil-production sites controlled by the Islamic State.” Why 2/3? They want to retain an engine to keep it going indefinitely.
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Stephen Lendman speculates:

Attacking ISIS held Syrian oil fields now appears part of a plan to prevent their use by Damascus if its army regains control. They’ve been protected to provide income for America’s proxy terrorist foot soldiers.

 Washington wants Assad deprived of an important revenue source. If his forces recapture ISIS held oil fields and facilities, they’ll likely find them turned to rubble.