Friday, December 18, 2015

UPDATE: What's Going on in Syria and Iraq?

UDATED: December 18, 2015 The BBC is reporting that the US is admitting that it killed some Iraqi soldiers via "Friendly Fire".... Don't you think...after the MSF killings in Afghanistan, the Tarnak Farm Incident and the recent "accidental" killing of Syrian soldiers last week (among many other sorry episodes)...that the US military should put itself on a "time out" until it can discipline its military to shoot straight?

Press TV interviews US geopolitical analyst
Mark Dankof regarding
US foreign policy in the Middle East

From a Report on the US bombing Iraqi soldiers at 21st Century Wire:

"It's unbelievable and unacceptable that more than 60 nations comprising this coalition that have the most modern aircraft and weapons at their disposal have been conducting their campaign in Iraq for 14 months and IS still remains in the country,” he told RT's Arabic-language sister-channel Rusiya Al-Yaum in November.
As a result of this incident Iraq is considering asking for Russian air support like Syria has.

The Alternative Press is alive this morning with updates on events in Syria and Iraq.  RT is saying that over 30 Iraqi Soldiers were killed in the past 24 hours by US airstrikes...supposedly aimed at ISIS.  This is the second US mass killing of ME indigenous soldiers under the pretext of "fighting ISIS" in the space of two weeks.

“30 Iraqi servicemen from the 55th brigade of the Iraqi Army have been killed and 20 injured after an airstrike carried out by US aviation in the town of Al-Naimiya, Fallujah province,” Hakim al-Zamili, the head of the Parliamentary Security and Defense Committee, said in a statement cited by Sputnik.
The death toll may rise as many Iraqi soldiers were heavily injured in the attack, the official said.
Al-Zamili said he called upon the Iraqi prime minister “to carry out an immediate investigation into the airstrike on the 55th brigade that earlier achieved success in battling” Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) militants.

Meanwhile, in Syria

Syrian President Dr. Bashar al-Assad has given another interview...this time to a Dutch TV journalist:
Assad, meanwhile, was sarcastic about the West's perceived softening of position on his removal.
“I was packing my luggage, I had to leave, now I can stay. We never care about whatever they say. They’ve been saying the same for four years now.”
Assad said participation in the so-called US coalition allegedly targeting Takfiri Daesh terrorists in his country is illegal, because the military intervention doesn't have the Syrian permit.“This is illegal. This is against the international law. We are a sovereign country. If you are serious about fighting terrorism, what is the obstacle for that government to call the Syrian government, to say 'let’s cooperate in fighting terrorism'?
"The only obstacle is that the Western policy today toward Syria is 'we need to isolate this state, that president, so we cannot deal with him.' Okay, you cannot reach anything then.”
The US-led coalition has been conducting airstrikes inside Syria without any authorization from Damascus or a UN mandate since September 2014. The mission has fallen severely short of dislodging the terrorists.

The US doesn't need "permits" to bomb foreign countries..."Badges?  We don't Need no Stinkin Badges!" No....the US doesn't need Badges or permits...all it needs is *deception*(TM).

"Permits?  We don't need no Stinking Permits!"

Back in the US, Eric Zuesse has discovered that, According to a Harper's Magazine article, it's the Saudis who control America. Well, if you read it in Harper's....doesn't that automatically raise a red (CIA Mockingbird) flag right there?  Do the Saudis have the big dual citizen lobby that controls Congress and the Senate? Do the Saudis control the Fed? Wall Street? C'mon....the last time someone tried this was Michael Moore in his movie "Fahrenheit 9/11"...where he backed up the "Official Story" and blamed the Saudis for that atrocity. I believe Mr. Moore's career never recovered.  I thought more highly of you, Eric.

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