September 19, 2014

How To Defeat ISIS: Break Up Iraq And Make Up With Assad

According to the article below, written by a former Naval Intelligence Officer, the quickest and easiest way to defeat ISIS is to break up Iraq into three regions (Sunni, Kurds, Shiite) and make up with Assad in Syria.

As long as this war drags on in both countries ISIS will only get stronger and meaner. And the ideas that are outlined below make much more sense on a practical level than the drivel in President Obama's speech last week.

ISIS won't ever be defeated if Saudi Arabia has any role in the so-called international coalition, let alone a significant one, which it would if the Obama administration moves forward with its current plan. How the hell can you include KSA, who are funding ISIS, and leave out the PKK, who are fighting it?

It's an absurd strategy that will not end the war but will have the opposite effect. It will strengthen ISIS and boost its already rising reputation in the psychologically vulnerable minds of young Muslims in the Middle East and beyond who are without jobs, without hope, without leadership, and without any real future. When the global economy fully collapses, which will happen, ISIS will stand there, amidst the ashes of a collapsing world, and give them this irresistible message, "Do not go out like this, join Allah's conquering army and die with glory."   

The more time is wasted, the stronger ISIS will get, and the harder it will be to defeat it later on.

An excerpt from, "To Defeat ISIS, Keep it Simple" by J. Michael Barrett, War On The Rocks, September 15, 2014:
It is a fool’s errand to try to force the state of Iraq to remain intact when that outcome requires political compromises and burying of religious and ethnic hatreds that are all too evident throughout the entire region. The facts on the ground and decades of Western political and military failures support the conclusion that forcing these disparate sects together without also accepting a ruthless dictator brutal enough to force public acquiescence is simply not possible. And, obviously, this policy also means hoping against hope that the complex swirl of sectarian divides, unstable (if not untenable) power-sharing arrangements, and splitting of spoils and oil revenues can be contained while the central government fights the prolonged civil war against ISIS that has taken root within its borders. Yet the administration’s plans hinge on providing support to Iranian-backed Iraqi leaders in taking on the Sunni extremists of ISIS by arming and supporting moderate Sunnis who will be fighting to sustain their subservience to a Shi’a government. Wouldn’t it make more sense to recognize the reality of three distinct territories of what used to be Iraq and thus help Kurds, Sunnis, and Shi’a fight ISIS in the name of their own respective sovereignties? Then all the parties would be defending their own self-interest, and the anti-ISIS battle can be separated from the entangled complexity of objectives that arise when defeating ISIS leads to political outcomes against the fighting forces’ own interests.

Similarly, in Syria the administration has chosen the complexity of cross-cutting entanglements by being either unwilling or unable to make the necessary, but miserably distasteful, alliances with various actors like Syria’s President Assad and his Iranian backers – despite making alliances with those same Iranian backers in Iraq. Instead, we are choosing to try and find some elusive segment of Syrian society that, though they have not yet emerged three years into a civil war, is capable of bearing arms effectively against both ISIS and the Syrian military, is less radical than ISIS, and yet still strong enough to rule post-Assad. No such force exists, and building one — if it is even possible — would take years and require arming untold hordes of fighters, any number of whom could easily switch sides and join ISIS at any moment or, perhaps more likely, retreat from the fight and leave all the U.S.-supplied weapons systems in the hands of ISIS, just as happened with the Iraqi Army earlier this year. Again, the complexity and opportunity for failure as a function of unknown and uncontrollable events is impossible to calculate.

In his speech to the nation last week, the president clearly identified the three pillars of his real strategy for defeating ISIS: (1) ISIS must be destroyed, (2) he is unwilling to use our military on the ground to do it, and (3) he cannot or will not make hard choices like splitting up Iraq or partnering with Assad. Perhaps any two of these might be doable, but there is no way all three can hold for the period of time this effort will require. In the end, being unwilling to use our own troops means crafting a coalition of people with different interests, capabilities, and senses of morality. Accepting this truth should lead us to a simple, straightforward plan that partitions Iraq and makes a deal with Assad.

September 18, 2014

U.S. Congress Agrees To Arm Radical Terrorist Group ISIS Under The False Label of "Syrian Rebels"

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approves the U.S. Congress's decision to arm ISIS.

The  U.S. Congress has voted to officially arm the "Syrian rebels" and implement the Obama administration's strategy against ISIS, whatever that is.

Technically, there is no such thing as "Syrian rebels." Those who wish it was true because they want to see Assad overthrown so bad really need to grow up and stop living in a fantasy world. It isn't true now, and it wasn't true three years ago.

This is not something that basement dwelling conspiracy theorists believe, but is a reality that even high-level Pentagon generals, mainstream journalists, and Middle East experts now admit after denying it earlier in order to justify the sending of American and Western arms into Syria.

These arms ended up in the hands of ISIS. There is a belief that this was done accidentally, out of U.S. cluelessness and ignorance of the various rebel groups, but that would be naive.

Robert Ford, the former ambassador to Syria, tried to restore the image of the so-called "moderate opposition" in Syria last month in an article in Foreign Policy. But no matter how much the U.S. government would like that to be true, it just isn't the case.

Even if the Free Syrian Army existed, they would have very little popular support inside Syria and would only win on the battlefield if the U.S. absolutely pummeled the Syrian army with its air power and destroyed Syria to pieces.

And their exile political leaders would only win in an election if over 80 percent of Syria was depopulated, whether by death or forced migration. Is that what the U.S. wants? It looks like it, because that is the only way that support for Assad and the current government would fade inside Syria.

So as long as war is imposed on them and they continue to be invaded by foreign Jihadists from every corner of the planet the majority of Syrians will stand by their leader. That is how every country, society, community, sect, cult, and tribe acts in a time of crisis, rightly or wrongly.

But depopulating a country in order to remove popular support for its regime is not a military or a political victory. It's genocide.

So what is Washington getting at by continuing to send arms to Syria, escalating the war, and taking diplomacy with the Assad regime off the table? The obvious conclusion, which has been self-evident from the very beginning of the so-called Arab Spring, is that they want to destroy Syria.

In the place of U.S. boots, they have opted for the boots of Jihadist terrorists. They are different boots, a little dirtier, more beaten up, not as shiny, but the traces of their footsteps both lead back to U.S. training bases. 

Sheikh Imran Hosein: "Israel Is Now Ready To Wage A Big War"


"This is what I explained in my lecture twelve years ago in Sydney. It's to create conditions which would allow the world to feel that Islam is rising once again as a force in the world, and the Islamic Caliphate will be returning. And that the Muslims are going to now slaughter the Jews in Israel. And if Israel does not do something to defend itself Israel will be destroyed, and, more than that, all of mankind are now going to be threatened by this evil force called Islam. It's a propaganda offensive.

And in order to succeed with that propaganda offensive you don't need more than one dollar worth of intelligence to realize that they created, they manufactured ISIS. And they're the ones who program [inaudible] to claim that they are now the Caliphate.

It's all part and parcel of the master plan, which would allow Israel to eventually wage a war that's already pre-planned. And Israel has all the weapons and the technology that the Arabs don't have to be able to wage that war and to be able to inflict horrendous damage on largely defenseless people who don't have the kind of weapons that Israel has.

The Prophet, Allah's blessings be upon him, prophesied that wiping out, the decimation of the Arabs. He did it. But I get emails from the Arabs themselves who are not convinced, who believe that my eschatology is fanciful. And I hate to say to them, we'll just wait and see. Just wait and see. The writing is on the wall if you can read the writing. That Israel is now ready to wage a big war.

But before Israel can wage a big war of territorial expansion to establish a political and economic dominion over the Arab world in particular there is one big impediment in the way. And that big impediment is the two superpowers, the NATO Alliance and Russia. That's the impediment. And in order to get rid of this major impediment these two have to fight with each other, a war of mutual destruction. That's the planning. That's Armageddon." - Sheikh Imran Hosein [2:45 - 5:32 in the video below].

Video Title: Divine Cunning Will Not Allow a Khalifa to be Restored - Sheikh Imran Hosein. Source: 108morris108. Date Published: August 31, 2014.   

War on ISIS Or Assad? Obama's Open-Ended Missions Will Lead To A Bigger Mess And A Larger U.S. Footprint In The Near East



1. An excerpt from, "U.S. commandos quietly train Yemeni military" Tactical-Life.com, September 16, 2010:
"Seldom visible in the Yemeni mountains, the elite U.S. commandos training the Yemen’s military represent the Obama administration’s quest to fight terrorism without inflaming anti-American sentiment.

That balancing act has become an administration trademark, funneling millions of dollars in aid and low-profile military trainers to countries such as Pakistan and Yemen in order to take on a more diverse, independent and scattered al Qaeda network.

The scope and amount of the military training in Yemen has grown slowly, reflecting the Pentagon’s intention to tackle the terrorism threat while still being sensitive to fears that a larger U.S. footprint in Yemen could help fuel the insurgency."
2. An excerpt from, "FBI: US Airstrikes Increasing Support for ISIS" by Jason Ditz, AntiWar.com, September 17, 2014:
US airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq, far from “degrading” the organization, are actually giving ISIS a huge shot in the arm, according to FBI Director James Comey, who testified today before Congress.

The US operation seems to be playing directly into ISIS’ hands in many ways, with President Obama’s high-profile speech last Wednesday, promising to escalate the war on ISIS into neighboring Syria, paying off for ISIS in recruitment as well.
3. An excerpt from, "The Dishonest Reporting Of Anne Barnard" by 'b' of Moon of Alabama, September 18, 2014:
"There is of course a reason why Barnard is lying about the Syrian air-force attacks on ISIS.

Those attacks have indeed intensified and have become much more precise. During the last months Russia delivered new Yak-130 training jets to Syria which are modified to enable ground attacks. The Syrian air-force MIG and Suchoi jets were update too and are now much more capable of precise targeting. The Syrian air-force is by now said to fly more than 100 sorties per day.

These new capabilities make it, of course, completely unnecessary for U.S. planes to attack ISIS targets in Syria. The Syrian air-force is quite capable of doing that on its own. Where it could need additional help is in intelligence on ISIS targets.

But the U.S. aim is "regime change" in Syria by whatever means and with total disregard of the consequences. Admitting that the Syrian air-force is capable and willing to attack ISIS would take away the pretense for those U.S. air strikes that are meant to destroy the Syrian government and to achieve "regime change"."

September 16, 2014

The Spiritual Process: Orthodox Metropolitan Jonah On Dispassion, Illumination and Deification


Wikipedia: 
Metropolitan Jonah (born James Paffhausen Jr., October 20, 1959) is an American Orthodox retired bishop who served as the primate[1] of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) with the title The Most Blessed Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America and Canada from his election on November 12, 2008 until his resignation on July 7, 2012. Metropolitan Jonah was the first convert to the Orthodox faith to have been elected as the Primate of the OCA.
Title: The Spiritual Process: Orthodox Metropolitan Jonah On Dispassion, Illumination and Deification. Source: Misha Kolitwenzew. Date Published: December 18, 2012. Description:
He speaks about how to reach Dispassion, Illumination and Deification, and how to be aware of the Presence of Christ. This teaching goes very deep and really can only be understood by experience.

U.S. Forming A Coalition And Building An Army In Saudi Arabia To Defeat ISIS Is Like A Pimp Getting Rid of Prostitution In A Whorehouse


Let's remember one thing as the Obama war machine gears up to attack Syria based on the pretext of fighting the terrorist group ISIS. As so many great commentators have pointed out over the years, from Dr. Paul Craig Roberts to Aaron Russo (RIP), the war on terror is, always has been, and always will be a racket.

The U.S. wants to police the Middle East until the end of time, and pose as tough-on-crime, but in order to sell that to the world they first have to create the crime. And ISIS is pretty good at that.

Mainstream voices who highlight the danger posed by ISIS in the fall of 2014---after the group took over cities in Iraq one after the other----where were they in 2013, 2012, and 2011, when so many in the global alternative media pointed out that the Syrian opposition was made up mostly of Jihadist terrorists? They were silent, and their silence partly explains why ISIS was able to grow under the radar to the potent force it is today.

The mainstream media, stations like CNN and Al Jazeera, protected ISIS and gave them the cloak of invisibility. They aided ISIS. Let's never forget that, and endlessly repeat it, because our memories are not short, despite what the criminal U.S. government would have us believe.

ISIS should've and could've been easily stopped in 2011 and 2012 if the mainstream media hadn't demonized Assad and instead reported events in Syria more truthfully. But it's a totally different ball game now.

War is the drug that has made ISIS powerful and strong, just as it made Israel strong after 1967, and America the world empire after 1945. ISIS wants war against America because it will attract even more radicals to its cause, and make it even more powerful.

Was the mainstream media unaware and uniformed about ISIS's brutality and barbarism in 2011 and 2012, when they were being pitched as the Free Syrian Army?

Of course not.

The CIA, who run the mainstream media, are pimps who allowed their ISIS whores to have fun in Syria, destroying its cities, churches, factories, hospitals, and schools. But all of a sudden they took off their pimp hat and put on their police cap.

Now they expect us to believe that they will get rid of them by helping to build a more "moderate" army in Saudi Arabia. This plan is ludicrous, and to make it worse they held their anti-ISIS conference in Paris of all places. France's leaders have supported ISIS in Syria against Assad along with the U.S. so they should be the last ones to lead an anti-ISIS campaign.

Marine Le Pen, president of the Front National, a political party in France, put it nicely in a speech made exactly one year ago, on September 15, 2013:
"All of America's international policies entail the arming green fascism. I'm referring to Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Both countries support international jihadists, feeding them with money, weapons. They support terror and war, not only in Syria but also in North Africa, in Afghanistan, or yesterday in Libya. And France, America's mistress, became the prostitute of these obese Emirs."
It's not just France. Germany also has its hands in Qatar's purse.

Video Title: Marine Le Pen: France is a Prostitute of Obese Emirs. Source: Monitor Mideast. Date Published: September 21, 2013. Description:
On September 15, 2013, Marine Le Pen slammed President Hollande and declared that after being America's mistress, France is now a prostitute of fat Arab Emirs from the Persian Gulf.

September 15, 2014

U.S. and ISIS Are Set To Deal The Death Blow To The Assad Regime

Forget ISIS, this is the true face of terror.

Both the United States and the Islamic State of Israel and the States seek to overthrow the Syrian government. So far they have been unsuccessful, but, as they say, if at first you don't succeed, try, and try again. Persistence and patience are what ultimately lead to victory.

And just because ISIS beheaded a few American and British nationals that doesn't make them strategic enemies of their criminal governments. Journalists and aid workers are expendable assets for evil  agencies such as the CIA, MI6, and Mossad. They use them up and spit them out. That's how all authoritarian regimes do things.

In the fantasy media universe, the U.S. and ISIS are indeed bitter enemies, just as the U.S. and Al-Qaeda were supposedly after the false flag 9/11 attacks, but on the ground, in the war zones, where action matters and talk is meaningless, the U.S. government has been allied with ISIS against the Syrian government for over three years. And no amount of boisterous rhetoric and fancy footwork around the facts from President Obama can erase that history.

Obama is a clever son of a bitch. He is twisting reality and turning logic on its head by saying that Assad would be committing aggression against American forces, who are set to attack ISIS positions in Syrian territory, if he defends his sovereign country against their attacks.

U.S. planes do not have the permission of the Syrian government or Syrian people to be in the country, so it is obvious they are the uninvited aggressors. Obama somehow believes the world will buy his fairytale that Assad is the aggressor and not him. But people are not as gullible as Obama and the criminal U.S. government thinks.

Whether or not U.S. planes will actually hit ISIS in Syria remains to be seen, but in such an ambiguous and shifty war, military objectives can change really quickly. Obama will probably change priorities midstream, ordering U.S. planes to direct their firepower towards the Syrian army and leaving ISIS alone to consolidate more territory on the ground.

Obama has already created the justification in his own mind that he is in the right and Assad is in the wrong. He has taken diplomacy and peace off the table.

For Obama and the utterly demonic U.S. government, ISIS is a media distraction in the airwaves, and a useful nuisance on the ground. They don't care if they gain more support as a result of their intervention because their real target has always been Assad and the Syrian government.

After they take down Assad, Israel will get the go-ahead to attack southern Lebanon and finish off Hezbollah. They have already employed ISIS to soften up the Lebanese army, tie down Hezbollah in areas away from the immediate vicinity of Israel, and restart the civil war in Lebanon.

II.

An excerpt from, "The New "Regime Change" Plan - Attack Damascus From The South" by 'b' of Moon of Alabama, September 15, 2014:
The U.S. military in the joint Arab-American operations room for the Syrian insurgency in Amman Jordan may well plan to use the murky new "war on ISIS" as pretext for attacks on the Syrian army divisions protecting Damascus from the south. Coordinated with a ground attack by Jabhat al-Nusra and others from Quneitra such air attacks would seriously degrade the Syrian forces and enable a destructive push into Damascus.

(update) Obama already announced the escalation path for such air attacks:
He made clear the intricacy of the situation, though, as he contemplated the possibility that Mr. Assad might order his forces to fire at American planes entering Syrian airspace. If he dared to do that, Mr. Obama said he would order American forces to wipe out Syria’s air defense system, which he noted would be easier than striking ISIS because its locations are better known. He went on to say that such an action by Mr. Assad would lead to his overthrow, according to one account.
The stampede to attack ISIS may have been pure maskirovka to hide this violent regime change attack plan against Syria under some "anti-terrorism" label. This at the same time as the plan is coordinated with and actively supported by Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, and made possible through truce agreements with ISIS.
An excerpt from, "Hillary Mann Leverett On Obama, The Islamic State, And America's Never-ending War In The Middle East" by Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett, September 13, 2014:
"Obama’s speech on the Islamic State provides damning testimony as to how little he has done to challenge the foreign policy orthodoxies embodied in the “bipartisan commitment to dominance” described by Hillary. In his initial presidential campaign, Obama seemed, to some extent, to run against those orthodoxies, which have done so much to weaken America’s international position since it came out of the Cold War as the most powerful state in history. Now, the public presentation of his Islamic State “strategy” makes all too clear just how thoroughly Obama has embraced them." 
An excerpt from, "Obama: If Assad Defends Against US Attack, US Will Attack" by Brandon Turbeville, Activist Post, September 15, 2014:
In the end, Barack Obama's statements of aggression and duplicity should come as no surprise to informed observers. The Western-backed terrorist organization known as ISIS is being used as an excuse to continue American Imperialism in the Middle East and to justify a military strike on Syria.