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Isis an hour away from Baghdad – with no sign of Iraq army being able to make a successful counter-attack

Gee, looks like the *billions* US taxpayers spent training the Iraqi army was all for naught. The US solution? Spend additional billions to train Syrian ‘rebels.’

30 Sept 2014 US air strikes are failing to drive back Isis [I-CIA-SIS] in Iraq where its forces are still within an hour’s drive of Baghdad…An example of the continued inability of the Iraqi army to remedy the failings, which led to its loss of Mosul and Tikrit, came on 21 September when Isis overran a base at Saqlawiya, near Fallujah, west of Baghdad after besieging it for a week. A bomber driving a captured American Humvee packed with explosives was able to penetrate the base before blowing himself up. This was followed up by an Isis assault team dressed in Iraqi army uniforms.

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TEHRAN (FNA)- Dean Henderson, American columnist and environmental activist, firmly believes that the ISIL will destabilize Iraq, ending in a new country of Kurdistan where Exxon Mobil (an American multinational oil and gas corporation headquartered in Irving, Texas) awaits the privatization of oil there in the large Kirkuk oilfield.
“Erbil is home to many US contractors and advisors. If Kirkuk oil is privatized, the Erbil crowd will jump into the infrastructure/oil/rebuilding game in a hurry, so Erbil must be protected in Obama’s worldview,” Henderson said in exclusive interview with Fars News Agency.

Dean Henderson was raised on a cattle ranch near the US city of Faulkton. He earned a BLS (Bachelor of Liberal Studies) from the University of South Dakota and an MS in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana. He founded/published/edited one of America’s first political “zines”, The Missoula Paper, in 1990 in Missoula where he was also a regular columnist for the Montana Kaimin. Henderson has traveled to some 50 countries and has written articles for the Global Research, In These Times, Paranoia, Veterans Today, Rense.com and Press TV.

He has authored five books. His first book, “Big Oil and Their Bankers in the Persian Gulf: Four Horsemen, Eight Families and Their Global Intelligence, Narcotics and Terror Network” has become a global cult classic among conspiracy researchers.

His second book, “The Grateful Unrich: Revolution in 50 Countries” chronicles insights gained from a lifetime of overseas travel.

His third book, “Das Kartell der Federal Reserve: Acht Familien beherrschen die Welt”, is published is German language by Kopp Verlag.

His fourth book, “Stickin’ it to the Matrix”, is a practical guide to dropping out of the evil Illuminati system and kicking it in the nuts!

His most recent book “The Federal Reserve Cartel”, reveals the owners of the world’s private central banks and offers a solution to end their global hegemony over the planet and its people.

Henderson took part in an interview with FNA and responded to some questions regarding the main reasons behind US military intervention in Iraq.

What follows is the full text of the interview:

Q: Mr. Henderson, you have mentioned in one of your latest interviews that “the creation of the ISIL was by design, because the United States and its regional allies wanted to lop off Kurdistan as a separate country, using ISIL to destabilize the area”. You also said that “the US used ISIL to separate oil-rich Kirkuk and Basra from Iraq.” Would you please elaborate on these?

A: Malaki took a nationalist turn in his western handlers, so they got rid of him by forcing new elections under the pretext of a false Sunni/Shiite split. ISIS will destabilize the country, ending in a new country of Kurdistan where Exxon Mobil awaits the privatization of oil there in the large Kirkuk oilfield. We may later see a similar move in Basra where BP (British Petroleum) has interests.

Q: The US turned a deaf ear and blind eye to the massacre of the Iraqi people in the country’s different provinces and cities by the ISIL terrorists and later as the Takfiri group advanced on Erbil, US President Barack Obama all of a sudden decided to authorize military strikes on the ISIL positions in Iraq.

What’s behind this unexpected change of approach? Is this related to the geopolitical position of Erbil?

A: Erbil is home to many US contractors and “advisors”.  If Kirkuk oil is privatized, the Erbil crowd will jump into the infrastructure/oil/rebuilding game in a hurry, so Erbil must be protected in Obama’s worldview.

Q: Many experts maintain that the US military presence in the Middle East is aimed at pillaging the oil of the region. What’s your take on that?

A: Yes, it is true. The Crown nations are also involved (UK, Australia, and Canada) as it is the Anglo/American alliance ruled by the City of London which owns what I call the Four Horsemen of oil (BP, Exxon Mobil, and Chevron Texco & Royal Dutch/Shell). Israel & the (Persian) Gulf Cooperation Council nations serve these interests as straw men in the region.

Interview by Javad Arab Shirazi

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13930630001360

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Australian forces prepare for military action in Iraq

29 Sept 2014 Australia’s mission in Iraq is ramping up with cabinet expected to sign off on deploying troops and give the go-ahead for air strikes within days. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says mentoring Iraqi and Kurdish forces remains the focus, but she hasn’t ruled out Australian military or humanitarian involvement in Syria. The federal government national security committee and cabinet will meet early this week to discuss Australia’s role in the conflict in Iraq, with the timing of a decision to go forward just a ‘question of days’, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said.

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‘On Thursday the Vice President of the Saladin Provincial Council, Jassim Mohammed Hassan al-Attiyah, revealed that there are dozens of American military advisers at Speicher Base and that 13,000 additional American soldiers and their military vehicles will arrive during the next few days to the base in the city of Tikrit, located 140 kilometers (87 miles) northwest of the capital, Baghdad.

Al-Attiyah said that “the American military command chose to station personnel in Speicher Base because it is the largest military bases in Iraq,” noting that “there are dozens of American military advisers at the base that coordinate and supervise military battles.”

Al-Attiyah added that “13,000 American soldiers will arrive with their vehicles during the next few days to Speicher Base in order to supervise and participate in the liberation of Saladin province.”’

Read more: 13,000 American troops to deploy to Speicher Base in Tikrit, Iraq

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Australia at war in Iraq edging closer

2 Sep 2014 The prospect of Australian participation in a war against Islamic State fighters in Iraq is edging closer with both Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten in lockstep yesterday branding the militants respectively “a death cult” and “an enemy of humanity”…Australia is yet to receive a request from Washington for deeper military involvement such as help with air strikes. But the RAAF is poised to begin deliveries of weapons and munitions to the Kurdish Peshmerga forces, who are bearing the brunt of the fight in northern Iraq against heavily armed Islamic State fighters.

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US operations in Iraq costing $7.5m a day

–Since 16 June, panoply of US operations in Iraq have expanded to include around 60 surveillance flights over Isis territory

29 Aug 2014 America’s newest war in Iraq has cost over half a billion dollars so far, according to Pentagon estimates, all before President Barack Obama decides upon a strategy against Islamic State (Isis) militants. Rear Adm John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, told reporters on Friday that daily military operations in Iraq since 16 June, when the White House informed Congress it had ordered up to 275 US troops to bolster embassy security in Baghdad, have cost on average $7.5m. Those operations stretched into their 75th day on Friday, suggesting a cost of around $562.5m.

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US intelligence: 300 Americans fighting alongside Islamic State

[Yeah, that includes their handlers.]

27 Aug 2014 The United States government is tracking as many as 300 Americans supposedly fighting with Islamic State, the jihadist group with a heavy presence in parts of Syria and Iraq, according to senior US officials. Washington is worried that radicalized foreign fighters could become a risk to the US if they return to employ skills learned overseas to carry out attacks, anonymous US officials said, according to the Washington Times. “We know that there are several hundred American passport holders running around with ISIS in Syria or Iraq,” a senior US official said.

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On June 13th, CNN reports President Obama stated:

No troops to Iraq, but other options are being considered.

That was President Barack Obama’s message Friday in response to the lightning advance by Sunni militant fighters in Iraq that could threaten the government of Shiite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

In a statement delivered from the White House South Lawn, Obama said the United States “will not be sending U.S. troops back into combat in Iraq,” but that he would be reviewing a range of other options in coming days.

As AP reported on July 25th

The House overwhelmingly passed a resolution Friday that would bar President Barack Obama from sending forces to Iraq in a “sustained combat role” without congressional approval, a bill with greater symbolic than legal effect.

And today, as AP reports

WASHINGTON (AP) — US officials: Military weighs plan to send a small number of additional troops to Iraq.

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So BOOTS WILL BE ON THE GROUND – just as President Obama had told the American people they would not be…

Of course we assume these are humanitarian assassination advising troops…

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In addition to the fact that President Obama has basically declared war on ISIS… this just happened…

  • *SEPARATISTS SHOOT DOWN UKRAINE SU-25 FIGHTER PLANE: REUTERS
  • *ISRAEL WILL HIT HAMAS INFRASTRUCTURE, COMMANDERS: NETANYAHU

So – all war, all the time…

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-20/whats-wrong-these-3-boots-ground-headlines

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“The role of the President of the United States is to support the decisions that are made by the people of Israel.”          Ann Lewis, sister of former Congressman Barney Frank

The idea that the best America could achieve in Iraq would be to divide the country into Kurdish, Sunni and Shi’ite sectors is not really new. It was an old idea in 1982 when Ze’ev Schiff, the military correspondent of Ha’aretz, first suggested it. (Ha’aretz 6/2/1982). It was also mentioned by Oded Yinon in that same year in A Strategy For Israel in the Nineteen Eighties.

Prior to that on June 7, 1981 Israel bombed an Iraqi nuclear project at Osirak. Iraq had purchased an Osiris class nuclear reactor from France in 1976. The Israelis waited until the Iraqis had spent a lot of money and resources before destroying it with a preemptive strike. This coincided with the Israeli election cycle. Three weeks after Osirak, Menachem Begin trounced Shimon Peres at the polls because the latter did not understand the Israeli voters’ desire to bomb Arabs. That is provided no Israelis die.

Harvard physicist Richard Wilson after the attack concluded that the facility was not suited for production of weapons-grade plutonium.

On June 8, 1967 The Israelis killed 34 Americans on the USS Liberty. A BBC press release for the documentary Dead in the Water said that President Johnson, who had been told by the Israelis that Egypt had done it, sent jets from a carrier to attack Egypt with nuclear weapons. The American embassy in Cairo did receive a message saying that the US was going to bomb Cairo. The US avoided nuclear war because the Liberty survivors were able to radio that they had been attacked by Israel. The planes were recalled.

The Israelis have always been willing to fight to the last American.

read the rest@ http://vidrebel.wordpress.com/2014/08/17/israels-gift-the-american-quagmires-in-iraq-and-afghanistan/

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The US and UK military are going into Iraq to help ISIS.
 

The purpose of ISIS is to help create a Greater Israel.

In order to create a Greater Israel the following countries have to be broken up: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
ISIS began its invasion of Iraq from NATO-member Turkey.

One of the Jews who run ISIS.
In order to trick the public in the USA and UK, ISIS has produced photographs of various ‘atrocities’.

ISIS managed remarkably quickly to control a large part of Iraq.
Reportedly the ISIS forces have been trained and armed by the USA and its allies.

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‘In a perfect example of how world events can be misconstrued in mainstream media outlets for propaganda purposes, recent reports regarding trapped Yazidis on Mt. Sinjar have been used as cover for the justification of an American bombing campaign in Iraq.

This tragedy, which is very real, has been presented to the American public as the reason that the U.S. military is engaging in “targeted airstrikes” in Iraq, despite the fact that the area where the airstrikes initially took place was Erbil, a “hub” for major international oil companies which is not “in the vicinity” of Mt. Sinjar.

Although some airstrikes did eventually take place near Mt. Sinjar, the truth is that the trapped Yazidis were used as an excuse for the American military to act as protection for oil fields and international oil interests.’

Read more: Syrian Kurds, Not U.S. Military, Rescued Trapped Yazidis In Iraq

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An excerpt from, “The Templars’ last crusade for the Yezidis” by Wayne Purdin, Examiner.com, August 1, 2009:

Mark and the Gnostic Templars have undertaken a final crusade to spread the teachings of gnosis and how it forms the basis of all religions. A key element of this crusade is the preservation of the religion traditions of the Yezidis. Mark is making people aware of the genocide that the Yezidis are suffering and the truths about their religion through his website yezidiruth.org. He is also helping to establish a Yezidi center in Lincoln, Nebraska and an international shrine in Sri Lanka. There is already a shrine there which links to Peacock Angel to Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism, but Mark wants all religions to be represented there.

I asked Mark a few questions about the Yezidis recently:

Q.  Why have you taken upon yourself the task of helping the Yezidis by exposing through http://www.yeziditruth.org the genocide they are suffering at the hands of Islamic fundamentalists?

A.  One of our goals in the IOGT is to revive the world’s religions by revealing their common roots. The Yezidis are important in this work because they possess one of the oldest religious traditions on Earth, and one that is the foundation of many others. The Yezidis came to the Middle East from India around 2000 B.C. and helped found the Sumerian, Babylonian and Assyrian civilizations. So they were instrumental in forming those ancient cultures. But even before that time there is reason to believe that the Yezidis were involved in the most ancient culture on Lemuria.  Thus, if we lose the Yezidi tradition we have lost an essential key to understanding humanity’s religious history.

Q.  How many Yezidis have been killed and how many are left?

A.  According to the Yezidis, they have lost 20 million people over the years. There are less than half a million left.

Continued. . .

Visit www.yeziditruth.org for more information.

http://disquietreservations.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/some-info-on-yezidis.html

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With a series of air strikes beginning Friday and continuing through the weekend, the United States has gone to war again in Iraq. This new imperialist military adventure has been launched in defiance of overwhelming popular opposition and without a shred of legal or constitutional authority.

The decision to launch a new war was made by a handful of strategists of US imperialist policy within the military/intelligence apparatus, in league with the corporate and financial elite. It was made behind the backs of the American people, who have absolutely no say in the policies, including going to war, that impact their lives.

President Obama’s Thursday night announcement authorizing the launching of air strikes and other actions against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) came just one day after Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies published an analysis calling for an escalation of US military operations in Iraq. Cordesman and his Washington DC think tank occupy a prominent place within the network of intelligence and military strategists who determine US foreign policy.

Cordesman and his like are involved in a permanent conspiracy against the wishes and interests of the broad mass of the American people, in which the president serves as executor and front-man. Their decisions to launch wars and subvert targeted foreign governments are dutifully approved by the leaders of both big business parties in Congress. The corporate-controlled media is assigned the task of dispensing propaganda and disinformation in support of militarism and war.

Opinion polls show that 71 percent of the American population regards the 2003-2011 Iraq War with hostility. But what the vast majority of the American people think and feel has no bearing on the policies and decisions of the key actors in Washington.

There is no longer even the formality of public hearings, debate or a congressional vote. No explanation is offered as to how and why a country that had no Al Qaeda presence until the 2003 invasion, supposedly carried out to fight Al Qaeda terrorism, has been largely overrun by an Al Qaeda offshoot. There is no explanation for the terrible squandering of Iraqi lives, with over a million killed, and American lives, with tens of thousands killed and wounded, or the waste of trillions of dollars to finance the slaughter.

The politicians and media are silent on the role of the CIA in promoting and aiding ISIS and similar Al Qaeda-linked forces and using them as proxy fighters in the US wars for regime-change in Libya and Syria.

Obama’s speech announcing the decision on Iraq was a demonstration of contempt for the views of the American people. He went on national television at 9:30 p.m. on a Thursday night, with no advance notice. The timing was determined in part by the need to begin the bombing before he left Saturday morning for his three-week holiday at a millionaire’s estate on Martha’s Vineyard.

Obama made only the most perfunctory arguments on behalf of the resumption of air strikes. Only the most uninformed and naïve can seriously believe that the US government is moved by concern for the fate of innocent civilians—particularly after the month-long spectacle of Israel incinerating the people of Gaza with bombs and missiles supplied by the United States.

The president’s other professed concern, the “lives of American citizens” at risk at the US consulate in Erbil and the embassy in Baghdad, is a formula for unlimited military aggression. The US government has facilities in every major city in the world. In the case of local military clashes, the normal practice is for such outposts to be evacuated, not defended by force. To do otherwise would mean American military intervention in every armed conflict on the planet.

Military officials told McClatchy News Service, “There is probably some gray area” in the new US war in Iraq, indicating that the aims go far beyond the “limited” intervention described by Obama Thursday night. They noted that the most recent “limited” mission undertaken by the Obama administration, in Libya, ended in the overthrow and killing of the country’s longtime ruler Muammar Gaddafi.

Obama admitted in his speech that renewing military operations in Iraq was deeply unpopular, particularly among those who voted for him in 2008 as a professed opponent of the war launched by President George W. Bush. He repeated a worthless pledge not to send combat troops, and then argued, “America has been able to make the world a more secure and prosperous place.” This absurd claim applies least of all to Iraq, a country largely destroyed as a functioning society by three decades of US bombing, economic blockade and military occupation.

The White House indicated it would send Congress an official notice under the War Powers Resolution that combat operations have begun in Iraq. But Obama aides said no congressional authorization was required because Obama had legal authority to order the use of force to protect American troops in Iraq—the troops he sent to Iraq less than two months ago to serve as a trip wire to justify further US military action.

Earlier this year, White House aides testified before Congress that the president as commander-in-chief had the power to order US military action anywhere in the world, including the invasion of a country, without any congressional authorization. The renewed bombing in Iraq represents an assertion of this untrammeled and quasi-dictatorial power.

Obama declared Saturday that the intervention in Iraq would go on for months, if not longer. It thus represents an open-ended commitment of the military and financial resources of the US government. Tens of billions of dollars will be thrown into the furnace of war to secure the interests of American imperialism in the vast oil resources of the region.

Who will pay the price? The Iraqi people, through death and devastation, and the American people, who will be told, once again, that there is “no money” for jobs, pay raises, pensions or other social benefits.

The renewed military intervention in Iraq is only one component in a far broader imperialist agenda. Obama’s so-called “pivot” to Asia does not mean shifting the focus of American imperialism from the oil-rich Middle East to a confrontation with China. It means adding the Far East to the Middle East, Central Asia, Ukraine, Libya and countless other areas where US imperialism is preparing to carry out aggression.

The continued control of a cabal of CIA, Pentagon and think tank conspirators, operating in conjunction with the American financial oligarchy, over US political and economic affairs poses a mortal danger to the future of all humanity.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/iraq-and-the-war-cabal-in-washington/5395505

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Barack Obama approves airstrikes in Iraq

–US president said he would authorise targeted strikes if Islamist militants advanced into the city of Erbil to protect personnel [and US interests aka *oil.*]

8 Aug 2014 Barack Obama has authorised military airstrikes over northern Iraq in order to “prevent genocide” carried out by Islamist extremists against Christians and other minorities. Mr Obama said late on Thursday night he would approve targeted strikes on fighters from the [CIA-armed] Islamic State if they advance towards the city of Erbil, to protect US diplomatic and military staff working there. Mr Obama vowed he would not send combat troops to Iraq. He also confirmed that US military planes had dropped aid to the some 40,000 people trapped on Mount Sinjar after being driven out of the homes.

[Yes, the US gets water to people 'stranded and thirsty' on an Iraq mountain, due to ISIL. Too bad Detroit isn't in Iraq, as an 'ISIL' govt shut off their water. ]

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Sale of 4,000 U.S. Missiles to Iraq Is Readied

02 Jul 2014 The State Department has told lawmakers informally that the Obama administration wants to sell Iraq more than 4,000 additional Hellfire missiles for the government’s fight against Islamic insurgents, according to people familiar with the plan. Sale of the laser-guided missiles made by Lockheed Martin Corp. would be in addition to 500 previously purchased, of which about 400 have been delivered.

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