Posts Tagged ‘Kuwait’

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Red flag.

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Institute of Gulf Affairs

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These new personnel, however, will be “postured there to do all things Mosul, Raqqa, all in between,” Army Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson, the Army’s deputy chief of staff for operations, told House lawmakers Wednesday. He was referring to the Islamic State’s two main strongholds: Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria, major urban centers where U.S.-back allies are fighting a well entrenched enemy.

The U.S. is sending 2,500 troops to Kuwait, ready to step up the fight in Syria and Iraq

 

Half of empire is creating the problem, and the other half is pretending to solve it.

1, 2, 3, what are they dying for?

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State supporter of terrorism Qatar is on the list. The brutal Bahrain government is also included. Boeing and Lockheed are happy selling arms to terrorists.

White House Approves Jet Sales to Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait: Corker
The package reportedly includes 72 Boeing F-15E Strike Eagles for Qatar and up to 40 Boeing F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets for Kuwait. Bahrain’s package includes Lockheed Martin F-16 fighters. 
The cases have gone forward to the Hill, where relevant committees will review them ahead of a formal notification, Corker, R-Tenn., told Defense News. The Pentagon and State Department had already cleared the sales.
“I’m glad where we’ve gotten to the point where the notification is coming to Congress. We’ve been pushing for it for some time,” Corker said.

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The Daily Beast reports some slightly odd policy dimensions to this alleged war on ISIS:
Military Hates White House ‘Micromanagement’ of ISIS War

What they don’t talk about are the numerous partners or allies who currently fund, train and arm various factions of ISIS. Without that bigger picture, the policy makes no sense. So the military has no comprehension, or at least isn’t allowed to talk about, their understanding of the larger picture.

It seems like this “short leash” the US military is on plays into the idea of not bombing your allies’ favorite pet terrorists.

“Pentagon leaders tell The Daily Beast, is the ISIS war’s decision-making process, run by National Security Adviser Susan Rice. It’s been manic and obsessed with the tiniest of details. Officials talk of sudden and frequent meetings of the National Security Council and the so-called Principals Committee of top defense, intelligence, and foreign policy officials (an NSC and three PCs in one week this month); a barrage of questions from the NSC to the agencies that create mountains of paperwork for overworked staffers; and NSC insistence on deciding minor issues even at the operational level.”

There is a fraud here. It’s not a “war on ISIS” as the US public is being sold. Far from it. It never was. It never will be. ISIS is the most valuable asset Washington and friends have at this point. The terror state is WINNING, making gains, moving the ball downfield. They have rolled back Shia and Iranian influence in Iraq, no small matter. The Shiite government of Iraq is the one that kicked the US military out in the first place. Does no one remember anything prior to last week?

ISIS is also trying like hell to kill Bashar Al Assad, Washington’s enemy. In that matter they are allies. What’s more, ISIS is the most successful of the allies in the terror war on Syria.

These reasons explain the “micromanagement” and “short leash” the US military is now put on.

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ISIS Beheads American Journalist James Foley in Video Message to U.S.

Note to Ignorant Americans:

The US and its allies have supported ISIS since at least 2012, as they were the main force fighting against the government of Bashar al Assad in Syria. The US has politically supported these terrorists and has done nothing to thwart their activities. Quite the opposite, they have sent arms and “non-lethal aid” directly, trained fighters in Jordan and encouraged their regional allies to support these terrorists directly. 

Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar and others have directly aided ISIS. These are top US Middle East allies. This is a coordinated effort to surround Syria, and the borders of Saudi Arabia and Turkey have been kept open to allow these terror brigades to bring arms back and forth across, giving them safe haven and arming them inside Syria.

The US knows this is happening. The US public is kept in the dark. It is the strategy of the US to encourage radical Sunni militias, as it did in the 1980s in Afghanistan — a proven, successful strategy — in the “Jihad” against the Soviet Union. This is not new, but Americans are woefully ignorant of their own history and machinations around the world.

This turn toward terror militias traces back to the 2007 Seymour Hersh expose in The New Yorker: The Redirection.

None of these events is unexpected. None are contrary to US interests. The “Islamic State” has succeeded in breaking up Iraq, so that it will not be a strong nation with a strong military in the future. It has led to the fall of Maliki, the Iran-friendly Shi’ite president who kicked the US military out of Iraq. The people of the region are unimportant to US imperialists. Only the control of gas and oil matters. That should be obvious by now. The Sunni Islamic State has pledged to wipe out all Shi’ites and that includes the entire nation of Iran. Do the math.

These terror brigades would simply not exist without US allies funding and arming them. 

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Why are America’s Allies funding ISIS in Iraq?

 

America has tolerated/encouraged these Jihadi militias in order to destroy Syria. Now it is out of hand and rampaging across Asia.