Archive | August 26, 2014

ISIL: The U.S. has No Idea How to Proceed*

ISIL: The U.S. has No Idea How to Proceed*

By Jason Ditz

The US has put itself in a difficult position, having for days hyped the idea that they need to expand the current Iraq air war into neighbouring Syria, but now facing the difficulty of Syria’s government having a mind of its own.

The Assad government, which only a year ago the US was preparing to invade Syria to remove, has said they welcome any coordination with the US on their ongoing war with ISIS.

The problem is, they want that coordination to all be on the up-and-up, and the foreign ministry has said they would not accept unilateral US attacks outside of a coordination deal, and would view them as an act of aggression.

That’s the standard the US has set for its intervention in Iraq, portraying the support of the Maliki government as proof they aren’t the aggressors in the war. Making a public spectacle of themselves with a rapprochement with Assad, however, isn’t something officials are prepared to do.

The US faced this problem on a smaller scale going into Iraq this time, as Iran was already backing the Iraqi government, and the US has refused to coordinate with Iran, even though they both have the exact same agenda, simply on the grounds that Iran is an official “enemy.”

The problem in Syria is dramatically bigger, as the US expansion of the war into Syria is going to inevitably require a reckoning with the Assad government, and even though rapprochement would give the US everything it wants, including an Iraq-style pretext to intervene in aid of the existing government, the embarrassment that would come from changing their official tone on Syria means they’re going to need to find another excuse.

In the meantime, the US will continue to secretly send targeting intelligence to the Assad government to aid it in the ISIS war, and continue to do everything in making itself an Assad ally, short of publicly admitting it.

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US and British special forces are on the ground in Iraq, according to new reports, with an eye particularly on identifying the so-called Jihadi John who beheaded James Foley.

British Ambassador to the US Sir Peter Westmacott claimed the nations are “close” to identifying the man, believed to be a British citizen, and there has been considerable speculation that he is Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, though this is not confirmed.

The most interesting part of this operation is that, including the unidentified Jihadi John, the US and Britain haven’t really conclusively identified many ISIS leaders, and don’t really have much understanding of how the group works.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the “caliph” of ISIS, is the leader. Beyond that, it’s anyone’s guess. The speculation seems to be coming primarily out of the various ISIS recruitment videos, with the assumption that anyone who makes a lot of appearances is probably a “leader.”

This guessing about the leadership makes the US plans to start assassinating ISIS leaders in airstrikes dicey, at best, and seems likely to lead to a lot of claims of “top leaders” killed who were at best tangentially linked to the organization.

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Related Topics:

What they’re not telling you about James Foley*

Syrian Army Makes Major Advances on ISIL*

Oil Drives U.S. and U.K. Airstrikes in Iraq*

Former Israeli Soldier Echoes the ISIS-Zionist Threat*

Between the State of the City of London and the Crown*

Iraqi Forces Drive ISIL from Three Anbar Cities*

Iraqi and Kurdish Forces Retrieve Mosul Dam from ISIL*

U.S. Changes its Mind on Seizing Kurdish Iraqi Crude Oil*

NATO Preparing for the Banksters WWIII*

Why is the U.S., in Iraq Again, and U.K., Germany and France Getting Ready to Join!?

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Indian Government Deaf to Calls against field Trials of GM Crops*

Indian Government Deaf to Calls against field Trials of GM Crops*

The recent decision of the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) to allow field trials of GM rice, mustard, cotton, chickpea and brinjal has been met with strong opposition from farmers’ groups and environmental activists.

Seeking the intervention of Union Environment and Forests Minister Prakash Javdekar, the Bhartiya Kisan Union has asked for “annulment” of the approvals.

Questioning the need for release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the fields, the BKU leaders said they were concerned over the nation’s seed and food sovereignty.

“This is because most genes as well as transgenic processes are already patented and these Intellectual Property Rights work for the monopolistic benefit of the profiteering multinational corporations. The ease with which a transgenic technology allows corporations to claim ownership rights over seeds makes it attractive to them to hype why the world needs GMOs and seek control over entire food chains — from production to marketing — jeopardising the livelihood security of farmers,” BKU leaders Naresh Tikait, Dharmendra Malik and Yudhveer Singh said in a letter to the Minister.

In a separate letter to Mr. Javadekar, the Coalition for GM-free India said the GEAC approvals came at a time the Supreme Court was about to pronounce its orders on the issue of field trials of GM crops, based on the recommendations of the Court’s Technical Expert Committee (TEC).

“Realising the potential of field trials to contaminate the seed, food supply chains and environment, and owing to the lack of a proper regulatory system, the TEC has recommended a moratorium on open-air field trials.”

“It is ironical that the BJP manifesto promise of not allowing GM foods in the country without full scientific evaluation of their long-term effects on soil, production and biological impact on consumers is the main subject for this PIL petition in the Supreme Court. It was pending the decision of the apex court that former Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan had stayed GEAC meetings… The last time the GEAC approved some GMOs for open- air field testing, prominent BJP leaders had condemned the move,” Rajesh Krishnan of the coalition said.

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Related Topics:

GM Caused Crop Failure in India and Bangladesh*

Deltapine’ the Name of Monsanto’s GM Cotton*

Sudan Seizes “Anonymous ” GM Soybean Shipment*

Chinese Finance Ministry Bans GM Oil for Staff to Safeguard Health*

Pakistan Death by GM Contamination*

Russia Bans Import of GMO Products*

Italian Court Upholds Ban on Monsanto GM Corn*

Dying to Live: Unity and Oneness, vs. Corporate Enslavement

U.S. Patenting of GM Ebola ‘Bundibugyo Virus’*

ZMapp Doesn’t Save Congolese Doctor from Ebola*

ZMapp Doesn’t Save Congolese Doctor from Ebola*

Common sense void of expertise would have it that if there are 5 types of Ebola virus, each one less/more fatal than the other that a vaccine made from one of the least fatal strains would not provide little if any protection from a more fatal strain.

Officials from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) say that a second, separate outbreak of the deadly virus has occurred in the country. Meanwhile, a Liberian doctor treated with an experimental serum against the illness has passed away.

DRC Health Minister Felix Numbi said that two of eight people who died from a “hemorrhagic fever” last week have been diagnosed with a strain of the disease in postmortem lab tests. The death toll of the sudden epidemic in the country’s Equateur province has reached 13 in total.

“This epidemic has nothing to do with the one in West Africa,” said Numbi. The experience acquired during the six previous epidemics of Ebola will contribute to the containing of this illness.”

DRC, then Zaire, was where the virus, which eventually kills patients by literally liquefying their organs, was first discovered in 1976. Numbi said that medical cordons have been erected around the town of Gera, where the patients were identified.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 1,400 people have died in the current West Africa outbreak, which may have started as far back as 2013 – more than the entire death toll of all the previous recognized epidemics put together. A report from the WHO last week said that the actual number of those infected, which stands at over 2,600, is likely to have been substantially underestimated.

In the meantime, one of a handful of people to be treated with the experimental ZMapp serum has died.

The Liberian Abrahim Borbor, a senior doctor at the Monrovia JFK hospital where dozens of staff have been infected, deceased on Monday. He was one of three Africans treated with the US-made pharmaceutical substance, but the fate of the others remains unknown.

Previously, ZMapp was hailed as a potential cure for the illness, after two American missionaries beat Ebola, which has a 47 percent survival rate, after being given the drug. A 75-year-old Spanish priest treated with ZMapp died last week.

While the success rate seems to give lie to the idea that it is a catch-all wonder drug, further live experiments are not imminent, as the drug manufacturer, Mapp, says it cannot produce more portions of the serum for months.

On Monday, Japanese company Toyama Chemical offered its own alternative antidote to the viral illness, a new anti-flu drug favipiravir. The WHO has encouraged manufacturers to re-purpose existing drugs to fight Ebola, and the Japanese pharmaceuticals makers, which is a subsidiary of Fujifilm, says that it is in possession of sufficient stocks to treat at least 20,000 patients.

Conversely, the efficaciousness of favipiravir depends on the similarities between the biological spread mechanisms of flu and Ebola and previous trials on mice, but no certified research on humans.

Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, which have borne the brunt of the infection, continue to be subject to border closures and flight cancellations from their African neighbors. In theory, the measures are introduced to impede the spread of Ebola, but, on Monday, David Nabarro, the UN official in charge of fighting the disease in Africa, said that the cancellations made his job “a whole lot harder.”

Nabarro predicted it will take another six months for the epidemic to subside.

The UN says that the reasons for why the disease continues to flourish concern both doctors and patients in West Africa. Relatives of those infected hide them or claim other illnesses to avoid being shunned, and refuse to transport Ebola victims to hospitals, fearing that they are “incubators” of disease. Many also practice burial rites that propagate the disease.

The doctors and nurses – more than 240 of whom have been diagnosed with the disease – suffer from shortages of gloves, masks and other protective equipment, and also forego safety procedures when dealing with patients, largely due to the fact that they had not been previously exposed to the illness, which had never been found in the region before.

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Related Topics:

Priest with Ebola Dies Despite Zmapp*

U.S. Patenting of GM Ebola ‘Bundibugyo Virus’*

Ebola Victim Lives to Tell the Tale*

When is Ebola not Ebola? … When it walks off an Airplane!*

The Miracle and Irony of Ebola in Sierra Leone*

Ironic that a Leading Expert In Ebola Died On Missing Malaysian Airlines Flight*

Zionist Regime Shell Two Churches in Kiev*

Zionist Regime Shell Two Churches in Kiev*

Two churches in the Donetsk Region have been destroyed by shelling from Kiev troops, leaving three people dead. In the latest attack Monday, a church was completely destroyed, while on Saturday three worshipers were killed while praying.

St. John Kronstadt Orthodox Church, destroyed by Kiev troops in the city of Kirovskoye, in the Donetsk Region (Photo from gorlovka-eparhia.com.ua)

In Monday’s attack on St. John Kronstadt Orthodox Church on the outskirts of Donetsk, the shelling “caused a fire, and the church was totally burned with its utensils and vestments,” wrote Georgy Gulyaev, the press secretary of the Donetsk Diocese, on his Facebook page.

In Saturday’s attack, also on a St. John Kronstadt Church, this time in the city of Kirovskoye, in the Donetsk Region, the church was totally destroyed during an all-night vigil, Gorlovsky and the Orthodox Diocese said on its website. The shell hit the roof of the building, which crashed onto worshipers.

“People were praying. Three of them were killed. We lost our loved ones,” a local woman told RT.

Among the victims of the attack was one of the church wardens and two parishioners. Several people were injured as well, added the Diocese.

A video released by the Diocese showed that there is no roof and most of the church’s walls have been turned into rubble.

“I am asking [Kiev forces] – come to your senses! Look where you are sending your sons,” a local man told RT. “Where? What are you doing? Look at these ruins.”

The same shelling also hit the local hospital, killing two people and injuring several more.

Shelling in the Donetsk region has plunged the area into a worsening humanitarian crisis. For four long weeks the residents in Yasinovata, a town of 37,000 people 20 kilometers from the city of Donetsk, have been left without drinking water or food.

“There are 60 people in our shelter,” a local woman told RT’s Paul Slier. “We are trying to feed everyone. The conditions are terrible. There is no water, we’ve been waiting for it for a long time.”

Some of the people have nowhere to go, as their relatives have been killed.

“I’m all by myself. My son was killed,” a sobbing old woman told RT. ”Thank God they brought us bread and medicine.” She described to RT how it is to live under the attacks of the Kiev troops.

A local resident holds bread in the city of Yasinovata, Donetsk Region, eastern Ukraine

A local resident holds bread in the city of Yasinovata, Donetsk Region, eastern Ukraine

“We were on the ground and the missiles were flying in every direction. We thought this is the end,” she added.
The residents held in their hands bread received from a local bakery.

“Everybody knows that this is for humanitarian purposes, for hungry people, look at our bread, it’s perfect,” Natasha, a local baker, told RT.

The shelling by the Ukrainian military reached the Petrovsky and Kievsky districts of Donetsk on Tuesday morning, resulting in three deaths, according to the city council.

Also early Tuesday, self-defense forces fought with Ukrainian troops in Illovaysk, Elenovka and Yasinovata.

Kiev’s military operation in eastern Ukraine began in April after people in the Donetsk and Lugansk Regions refused to recognize the new coup-imposed authorities and demanded federalization of the country.

According to UN figures, over 2,000 people have so far been killed and over 5,000 wounded in the fighting.

With heavy fighting under way in the crisis-torn country, the distribution of humanitarian aid from Russia started in besieged cities in the Lugansk Region on Monday.

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Related Topics:

NATO Preparing for the Banksters WWIII*

Eastern Ukraine under Heavy Fire*

Ukraine Kidnapping and Executing Protestors*

From Tahrir – Ukraine’s Orchestrated Unrest*

Seeing to the NWO Agenda: Central Banker Becomes Ukraine’s Prime Minister*

U.S. has Already Spent Five Billion Dollars to Subvert Ukraine*

The Biden Dynasty Makes Its Mark in the Ukraine*

Ukraine: Europe’s Israel*

Enforcing Imperialism through the Ballot Box in Syria, Egypt and Ukraine*

Forced Organ Harvesting in the Ukraine*

The Khazars and Zionists are One: The Re-invasion of the Ukraine*

Guilty as Charged: Smuggling Real Humanitarian Aid into the Ukraine*

Iraqi Forces Drive ISIL from Three Anbar Cities*

Iraqi Forces Drive ISIL from 3 Anbar Cities*

By Hassan Al-Obaidi in Baghdad 2014-08-25

An Iraqi pilot flashes the victory sign before he takes off to strike ISIL targets in Anbar. [Photo courtesy of the Iraqi Ministry of Defence’s Media and Guidance Department]

An Iraqi pilot flashes the victory sign before he takes off to strike ISIL targets in Anbar. [Photo courtesy of the Iraqi Ministry of Defence’s Media and Guidance Department]

The Iraqi army, supported by local tribes, police and the Iraqi air force, liberated three cities in Anbar from the “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” and freed dozens of the group’s detainees, the Ministry of Defence said Wednesday (August 20th).

Iraqi forces drove ISIL elements from the city of Zankurah on Lake Habbaniyah, west of Fallujah, the city of Akashat and its nearby phosphate mines and the city of al-Nukhaib in the western part of the province, ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mohammed al-Askari told Mawtani.

“The operations to liberate the three cities from the control of ISIL lasted five days, during which the army and the tribes made exceptional heroic efforts,” al-Askari said, adding that the cities “are now under the authority of law and order”.

The army now controls all checkpoints in those cities after engaging in battles that killed 149 ISIL gunmen, including 23 foreign fighters, he said.

The army arrested a further 58 ISIL elements, confiscated large quantities of weapons and ammunition, and liberated a number of detainees that ISIL had been holding captive, he said.

The element of surprise

Army commander in Anbar Lt. Gen. Rashid Flaih told Mawtani the army “used the element of surprise to launch the attacks, which began simultaneously with the participation of forces from the army’s 1st and 7th divisions and about 3,000 tribesmen”.

“Two regiments from the federal police participated and the army’s air force provided continuous support that managed to silence the sources of heavy fire directed towards the security forces when storming the cities,” he said.

The army fought its fiercest battles in Zankurah, east of Ramadi, taking control of the city after 13 hours, Flaih said, adding that the army gave a remarkable performance, helped by the tribes.

The army freed 36 civilians who were held by ISIL in those cities, Flaih said.

“They were putting them in basements and fortified buildings after they abducted them for various reasons, including their refusal to swear allegiance to the group or obey its orders,” he said.

The army on Wednesday morning ended the process of removing explosive devices from homes and roads, he said.

There is severe damage to the electricity, water and sewage networks due to ISIL violence, he added, and the army is co-ordinating with the relevant service ministries to rehabilitate these services before residents are allowed to return within three weeks.

ISIL’s brutal legacy

ISIL “transformed the homes of citizens to headquarters for torture and detention”, he said.

“Unfortunately, we found victims who were killed before the arrival of the army, and we are now informing their families that their murderers have been crushed,” he said.

The liberation of the cities gave a significant morale boost to the tribes to continue and free other cities from ISIL control, said Abdul Jabbar Abu Reesha, military commander of the Sahwa forces in Anbar province.

There are only four cities left under ISIL control, “when there were 11 in mid-Ramadan,” he told Mawtani. “This is great evidence of our progress in the battles against ISIL.”

The tribes lost 22 fighters during those battles, Abu Reesha added, and they will be considered martyrs under the law in the same way as the army troops who gave their lives for Iraq.

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Related Topics:

Iraqi and Kurdish Forces Retrieve Mosul Dam from ISIL*

Iraqi Military Operations Force ISIL Leaders to Flee*

With a Profile in Iraq and Afghanistan what is a “High Threat Team” Doing in Ferguson?*

Former Israeli Soldier Echoes the ISIS-Zionist Threat*

U.S. Changes its Mind on Seizing Kurdish Iraqi Crude Oil*

U.S. Changes its Mind on Seizing Kurdish Iraqi Crude Oil*

U.S. Changes its Mind on Seizing Kurdish Iraqi Crude Oil*

A U.S. court on Monday threw out an order to seize some 1 million barrels of disputed Iraqi Kurdish crude oil from a tanker near Texas, a move that could allow the cargo to be delivered and end a nearly month-long impasse.

The United Kalavrvta tanker, carrying about $100 million worth of Kurdish crude, has been anchored in the Gulf of Mexico for weeks, as the Iraqi region of Kurdistan wages a legal battle over ownership with the central government of Iraq.

At the request of Baghdad, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in July ordered the U.S. Marshals Service to take control of the cargo, part of a broader strategy by Iraq to push back against Kurdish exports.

But a few days later the court said it lacked jurisdiction to carry out the seizure as the tanker was about 60 miles offshore. That prompted the Kurds to file a request to vacate the order.

“Kurdistan’s motion to vacate is granted,” U.S. District Judge Gray Miller said in his ruling.

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has claimed the right to export oil under Iraq’s constitution and said it plans to deliver the oil soon. Baghdad says all oil sales outside its control are illegal.

The tanker is too large to enter the port of Galveston near Houston, and companies that provide offloading services to bring cargoes ashore have steered clear of the dispute.

U.S. refiner LyondellBasell has said it had recently bought cargoes of Iraqi Kurdistan crude for its Houston refinery, but said it would halt future purchases and not accept any deliveries until the dispute was settled.

The company did not explicitly say if it had agreed to buy the crude on the United Kalavrvta, and it is not clear if it might now accept delivery of the cargo.

Reuters shiptracking data showed the tanker is still anchored in the Gulf of Mexico.

The judge said Iraq could amend its complaint in the next 10 days, leaving the country’s lawyers with an avenue to potentially keep pressing their case.

The Kurds say control over their oil is crucial for their own dreams of independence and because Baghdad has responded weakly to militants who overran parts of the country in recent months.

Washington has refused to intervene in commercial sales, saying the oil belongs to all Iraqis and supporting a unified Iraq, while warning companies about dealing directly with Kurdistan.

Kurdish authorities meanwhile have continued to make new efforts to get their crude to market even though several vessels carrying their oil have been stuck in limbo.

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Related Topics:

U.S. is Buying Disputed Iraqi Kurdish Crude Oil*

Blair’s Next Leg of The Global leaders Silence on the Palestinian Holocaust and Piping Gas to the E.U.

Oil Drives U.S. and U.K. Airstrikes in Iraq*

192-mile March on NATO Summit*

Block the Boat Stops Israeli Zim from Docking*

Iraqi and Kurdish Forces Retrieve Mosul Dam from ISIL*

The Depletion of your Nutritional Food Content is Intentional*

The Depletion of your Nutritional Food Content is Intentional*

Dr. Russell Blaylock illustrates and discusses how the human population is being manipulated into violence and eventually destruction through the use of nutrition or the lack thereof.

He says the nutritional manipulation and biological manipulation from national or international Pharma/Food/BioTech companies are degrading and impairing the human cognitive function and intellect. This is deliberate and strategic (as in Agenda 21 or Codex Alimentarious), for the Illuminati to keep the human populace suppressed, confused and oppressed.

There is a revolving door at the FDA, where former executives of poison-producing companies have become the wolves minding the henhouse, all while increasing the prison industrial complex; adding new laws and outlawing naturopathic remedies, in a constant war on the people.

Over-vaccinations and mandatory vaccines are also covered by Dr. Blaylock and how people are being destroyed mentally and physically because of this. He also covers how misleading studies, like those of soy products funded by Illuminati/ government-owned institutions also have destructive nutritional components (collective or individual) to further blindside the people.

Related Topics:

Diet and the Sacrifice of Child Potential!

Bertrand Russell on the Manipulation of Society*

From the Seed – Dinner Table, to be under EU Control

USDA to Approve ‘Agent Orange’ Crops!

Battle to Hide What Goes in Your Food Continues!

U.K: The Death of the National Health Service

When Would You Eat Old Food!

U.K: From Welfare to Food Banks!

Drug Free Psychiatry and Beyond Globalized Eugenics

One Hospital Uses Organic Food as Medicine*

Do we have a “medical Edward Snowden?”

Your Vitamins and Minerals

Baby Formula and Foods that Cause Diabetes

Increased Reaction to Drugs Caused By Vaccines