Posts Tagged ‘Obama’

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Isis faces exodus of foreign fighters as its ‘caliphate’ crumbles

Hey, guess what happens after ISISland is no more? 

Some of us have been sounding the alarm for a long, long time, only to be ignored as Al Qaeda is rebranded with new names and handed Oscars!

The US and its gang of mass murdering “allies” created the terror problem because it has a two-fold benefit (to them).

  1. They may destroy Syria (and other targeted states) on their behalf, and do the dirty work for them.
  2. If they fail, then the west can pretend it’s against terrorism again, and go in in order to stop the monsters they armed and funded.

Additional benefits for the Gulf tyrannies: they get to ship off their wild-eyed radicals to Syria so they don’t blow up shit in Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

That’s not how the corporate news informs its readers though. You have to make the connections yourself.

Guardian:

Large numbers of foreign fighters and sympathisers are abandoning Islamic State and trying to enter Turkey

The paper then pretends that Turkey is trying to stop them, and that they are the good guys, ignoring years of revelations to the contrary. You can ignore the Guardian piece, as it’s mostly concerned with two Brits, and not with the realities since 2011.

Here’s how I ended my 2015 piece:

It also needs to be mentioned that German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has admitted: 760 German citizens have joined ISIS and 200 of them have returned home to Germany. Earlier this year it was reported that 100,000 fake Turkish passports had gone to ISIS fighters.

Turkey remains the headquarters and logistical center of ISIS. The west, NATO, and their Gulf tyranny partners, have opened Pandora’s Box. It still hangs wide open.

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Trump has brought his own Newspeak to Amerika.

  1. “Wiretap” doesn’t mean wiretap.
  2. “Obama” doesn’t mean Barack Obama.

“The President used the word wiretaps in quotes to mean, broadly, surveillance and other activities.”

Spicer: Trump didn’t mean wiretapping when he tweeted about wiretapping

Spicer also said that Trump was referring to the Obama administration broadly — and not accusing Obama of personal involvement — when he tweeted that “Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower” and accused Obama of being a “bad” or “sick guy.”

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NY Times covered this (finally) in the middle of the Trump transition turmoil.

U.S. Relies Heavily on Saudi Money to Support Syrian Rebels

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Awe inspiring.

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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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In typical Obama fashion the release is scheduled for May 17, well into Donald Trump’s reign.

Obama commutes much of Chelsea Manning’s sentence