October 31, 2014

Airstrikes Against ISIL In Syria: 130 Vs. 13

An excerpt from, "Kobane keeps up the resistance" Voltaire Network, October 29, 2014:
The US anti-Daesh Coalition parachuted weapons to the PYG but, unintentionally or not, half of them were recovered by Daesh (as was previously the case in Mosul). It also continues to carry out 10-15 bombing sorties per day, without having any influence on the ground-fighting. 

For its part, the Syrian Arab Army also continues its air strikes, but in a much more focused and intensive manner (about 150 per day). Although it also announced its intention to deliver arms and ammunition, to date no stock has been seen.

According to the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (association created by the Muslim Brotherhood and a screen for the British MI6), 815 people have been killed since the siege began, of whom more than half were Daesh affiliates.
These numbers make sense. What has never made any sense is why Washington would want to destroy their proxy ISIL army in Kobane, which they have built up and trained over many years, when the Assad regime has not fallen yet.

The so-called coalition airstrikes were designed to keep up appearances of the strategic separation between Washington and ISIL in the wake of the latter's territorial gains in Iraq, and do the minimal damage necessary to politically allow Washington from having to explain to the world why it decided to arm and finance these Jihadist terrorists from the start of the conflict in Syria.

According to the UN, thousands from around the world are heading to Syria to join ISIL every month, so it is a free for all. Actually, it always has been, nothing has changed. But mainstream voices are acknowledging this reality more and more as of late. A year or so ago, the situation was the same, but the myth of the Free Syrian Army was still been kept up by the media and Western governments.

That has changed, and no doubt this late admission is a political defeat for them. This is what happens when your entire strategy is based on lies, legends, deception, and ludicrous propaganda. Analysts always said Libya was a pushover because of its geographical and political isolation from the Muslim world and that Syria would be a different story, and they were right.

Racism Is At The Heart of The Two Longest Standing Conflicts In The Middle East

There is this idea that Washington can resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict if it only gets serious about diplomacy, withdraws aid, cracks down on Israel's settlement activity, brings a moderate Palestinian coalition to the table, and plays a more neutral role at the United Nations.

But that is a fallacy.

The core of the problem is that the Israeli public, never mind the government, absolutely hates the Palestinians and views them as less than humans. They don't see the other side as a worthy enemy with legitimate grievances to negotiate with and make peace with, but as insects to be stepped on and removed.

The racism in Israeli society has gotten so bad that Israeli settlers are running over Palestinian pedestrians with their cars, and they face no punishment. They even targeted and killed a five year old girl.

Washington is not powerful enough to change the Israeli public's view of Palestinians, and help them evolve. Nobody can do that but the Israelis themselves.

The other long-standing conflict is between Turkey and the Kurds. The racism of Turkish society towards Kurds was so bad at one point in history that they denied their existence and referred to them as "mountain Turks." Those days are over, but there is still a lot of racism in Turkey against the Kurds. A recent Reuters article featured a couple of quotes from shopkeepers in Istanbul, and they were saying that they want ISIL to take over Kobane because they hate the Kurds more.

The racist feelings run deep, so the Erdogan government can get away with a lot. Supporting ISIL in Kobane is a popular position inside Turkey. Of course, there are noble, bright, evolved, and enlightened Turks who have tried to educate their society about the problems and grievances that the Kurds in Southeast Turkey have, but they are up against a well-oiled government propaganda machine that is hard to overcome.

What can Washington do to change public opinion both inside Israel and Turkey? Not much. Racism and nationalist propaganda in Israel and Turkey prevent any peaceful outcome of their current conflicts. The media has drilled hate and lies into the minds of everybody in those societies from a very young age and for so long that it will take transformative leaders to change the situation, and that is not likely to happen.

The leaders of Israel and Turkey are not as forward-thinking and wise as the white leaders of South Africa were in the 1980s. A Palestinian Mandela would be killed. And as long as the Israeli and Turkish societies view Palestinians and Kurds as second-class citizens, believing that it is better to kill them rather than make concessions at the negotiation table, then there is nothing that Washington or the world can do.

America, the most important ally of both Israel and Turkey, has a lot to teach these societies about how to overcome racism and learn to live with the other peacefully, but they're in no mood of listening to sage advice. Washington does not have the ears of their peoples or their leaders.

Netanyahu wants to take all of Jerusalem and establish a Greater Israel, and Erdogan wants ISIL to take Kobane, and massacre the Kurds there. So for the foreseeable future the only rational and logical reaction to this state violence will be armed resistance.

America's Allies In The Middle East Are All Cunts

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was called a "chickenshit" this week by a senior Obama administration official.

First off, it's not a smart idea to goad warmongers and lunatics like Netanyahu by calling them cowards. They tend to prove such an assessment of themselves wrong for no other reason than to stick it to the doubters. And second, Benjamin Netanyahu is many things, but a chickenshit is not one.

This is a man who on the day of the false flag on 9/11 went onto American and global prime time television and falsely blamed Al-Qaeda for the evil deed. He declared that the gates of hell opened. That takes balls. To tell such a big lie about such a monstrous and tragic event that has shaped history to this day, and to continue to use that lie to drive government policy, takes courage.

Netanyahu is not a chickenshit but he is a cunt, as are all of Washington's allies in the Middle East, from Erdogan in Turkey to the Saudi princes, from the bloodthirsty ISIL jackals who have been covertly trained by the CIA to the cultish MEK's sadistic leader who will probably receive a standing ovation in the lunatic Congress if ever given the opportunity to address those bastards.

Let's put aside politics, ideology, propaganda, and geopolitics for a minute. On a purely human level, Assad is a better human being than Erdogan. You can tell by the way they carry themselves and the way they speak. Although Assad was born into a political ruling dynasty, he does not come off as arrogant as Erdogan does. He is way more humble.

Assad is a better man than Erdogan, but he is the one who has been demonized by Washington while Erdogan has visited the White House. Also, Hezbollah's leader is a better man than the morally deficient Saudi princes and their Lebanese pawns who want him dead. So, what does it say about Washington that their enemies are better men than their allies?

Washington's leaders have always sought to make deals with cunts and chickenshits in the Middle East, whether it be Saddam and the Shah decades ago, the dictators of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the rest of the Gulf region, or the Prime Ministers of Israel, because they want to work with people who most resemble them. The biggest cunts and chickenshits on this planet live and work in Washington. And the biggest one, who combines both characteristics, is in the White House. 

October 27, 2014

Dr Rowan Williams on Poet Dylan Thomas

Dr Rowan Williams on Poet Dylan Thomas. Source: freewayprod. Date Published: August 15, 2012. Description:
An interview with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, regarding the Swansea-born poet Dylan Thomas. Produced by Freeway-Productions ( www.freeway-productions.co.uk ) on behalf of Geoff Haden, www.5cwmdonkindrive.com.

October 26, 2014

Collapse of The Post-WWI Middle East State System: Audio of New Yorker Panel

An excerpt from, "The Political Scene: A Panel on the Middle East" by The New Yorker, October 16, 2014:
“The Middle East is coming apart in a way that, I think, is unprecedented,” Dexter Filkins says on this week’s Political Scene, which was recorded live at The New Yorker Festival last Sunday. Filkins was joined by Steve Coll, Robin Wright, and Jon Lee Anderson for a panel discussion moderated by Evan Osnos about their experiences covering the Middle East and the rise of extremism in the region. ISIS represents a great threat to stability in Iraq and Syria, but the panelists agree that effective U.S. interventions will require a bigger-picture understanding of sectarian conflict across the Arab world. “To have a strategy that doesn’t account for the humanitarian crisis, for the politics of the destiny of these Sunni populations, for the context in which ISIS has captured this territory, but simply focuses on ISIS as if you could narrow the war to simply the problem of containing or decapitating ISIS is just, to me, a misreading of what the war is about and where it’s likely to lead,” Coll says.
Here is the audio.

An excerpt from, "Is the Middle East state system about to disintegrate?" by Joschka Fischer (Germany's foreign minister and vice chancellor from 1998 to 2005), The Daily Star, May 5, 2008:
Emanating from this new situation is the threat of disintegration of the whole Anglo-French system of states in the Middle East. The first candidate is, of course, Iraq. Whether Iraq can be held together despite the ethnic and religious confrontations that pit Kurds against Arabs and Sunnis against the Shiites is one of the most pregnant questions for the new Middle East. For Iraq's disintegration would be hard to contain; indeed, it could bring about a thorough balkanization of the region.

Another important question is whether political Islam will move toward democracy and acceptance of modernity or remain trapped in radicalism and invocation of the past? The forefront of this battle is, at the moment, not in the Middle East, but in Turkey; nevertheless, the result is bound to have more general significance.

The emergence of the new Middle East may present an opportunity to establish a regional order that reflects the legitimate interests of all the actors involved, provides secure borders, and replaces hegemonic aspirations with transparency and cooperation. If not, or if such an opportunity is not seized, the new Middle East will be much more dangerous than the old one.

October 25, 2014

British Islamists: The Caliphate Will Expand to Europe and the U.S.

British Islamists: The Caliphate Will Expand to Europe and the U.S. Source: MEMRI TV. Date Published: October 22, 2014. Description:
British Islamist Anjem Choudary recently warned the West: "Hands off Muslim lands... When we've established the shari'a, we will come to you." Choudary, speaking on a panel that included British Islamists Abu Rumaysah and Abu Baraa, showed an image of Buckingham Palace with a superimposed minaret and dome and said: "We will remove your regime and implement the shari'a in Europe." Abu Rumaysah said: "One day Obama will witness his own country being run by the shari'a, Allah willing." The statements were posted on the Internet on October 16, 2014.
The Caliphate can't even take Kobani in northern Syria, whose fighters are only armed with AK-47s and include young women and grandfathers in their ranks, and these ignorant knuckleheads are fantasizing about taking down Washington. LOL. You hope they don't actually believe their delusions for their own sake. Their aggressiveness is a joke, their propaganda is moronic, their ideas are abhorrent, and their fighters are drug-riddled cowardly lunatics.

Sunni scholars and clerics have not distanced themselves from ISIL in any public, vocal, and strong way, either in the West or in the Muslim world. Maybe they have, but it hasn't been publicized to any great degree. In some cases they actually praise their evil and criminal actions as holy and welcome their conquests in Iraq and Syria.

But, to be fair, the honourable ones who have courageously stood up to ISIL's crimes, especially in Iraq and Syria, have been executed by ISIL, so it's understandable that many would rather keep quiet. The Sunni Mufti of Iraq has said that, "The head of the Sunni affairs institution admitted that Al Qaeda has killed more than 300 Sunni imams and preachers."

The fanatics of ISIL, who enslave Yazidi women, confiscate the private property of "unbelievers" like Christians and Kurds, and employ brainwashed child soldiers, represent a primitive version of Islam that is coming to an end. The people of the region don't accept them, and their power only comes from the regimes in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, and Turkey, as well as Western intelligence agencies.

The truth these ISIL fanatics don't want to admit to themselves is that the literalistic, dogmatic, and rigid interpretation of Islam that they espouse and defend has nothing to offer to mankind in the 21st century. Their flag will not fly over Baghdad, let alone more distant capitals. More enlightened religions, including certain sects within Islam itself that are more open-minded and tolerant of different cultures, will win the long game for the hearts and minds of the people of the world.

Anti-Anxiety Drug Zolam Might be One Secret Behind ISIL Militants' Cruel Acts

Video Title: Anti-Anxiety Drug Zolam Might be One Secret Behind ISIL Militants' Cruel Acts. Source: Eretz Zen. Date Published: October 25, 2014. Description:
A recent CBS interview with militants from the Islamic State (IS, aka ISIL or ISIS) that were captured by Kurdish fighters in northern Syria reveals an insight into the group's tactics in getting some people to join their ranks and in carrying out atrocious acts against civilians.

One of the captured fighters is a 15-year-old boy who admits to fighting with the group after ISIL invaded his hometown and gave him two choices: either join them or get beheaded. He also said that they gave him an anti-anxiety drug Zolam that - according to him - makes one lose his/her mind.
"They captured my village, and gave me a choice: either join ISIS or be beheaded." - 15 year old former ISIL member.

Big Pharma is the one of the foundations of ISIL's atrocities. None of us should be surprised by this. Both are evil monsters and inhuman enterprises. Big Pharma drugs cause people to lose their minds and commit violent acts against innocent people and themselves more easily, whether in regards to war, school shootings, lone wolf attacks, suicides, you name it.

Just as Big Pharma must be wiped out, ISIL must be wiped out, and the sooner the better.