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How The US Is Arming Both Sides Of The Iraqi Conflict

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Recall a week ago we wrote "US Begins Delivering F-16s To Iraq This Week, A Decade After It Wiped Out Iraq's Air Force" in which we said:

... the US will deliver the first of 36 F-16 fighter jets to Iraq in what Baghdad's envoy to the United States called a "new chapter" in his country's ability to defend its vast borders with Iran and other neighbors.

 

....the US earlier in March provided Iraq with some 100 Hellfire missiles as well as assault rifles and other ammunition. Then in April the US sent more arms, providing Iraq with 11 million rounds of ammunition and other supplies.

It is unknown how many of these have fallen into Al Qaeda/ISIS hands (we do know that at least one Iraqi Black Hawk chopper was captured during the rush for Mosul). What is known is that as PBS Frontline reported two weeks ago, while the administration has denied arming Syrian "rebels", i.e. the same ISIS militants that have crossed the border and are now fighting in Iraq... 

... the reality is that it has. From: "Obama Says Not Arming Syrian Rebels, Syrian Rebels Say He Is"

... the Syrian rebels themselves say they are already armed and trained by US in the use of sophisticated weapons and fighting techniques, including, one rebel said, "how to finish off soldiers still alive after an ambush." The interviews are the latest evidence that after more than three years of warfare, the United States has stepped up the provision of lethal aid to the rebels, as PBS notes "it appears the Obama administration is allowing select groups of rebels to receive US-made anti-tank missiles."

 

The commander of the unit also told Ali that their American contacts had asked him to bring 80 to 90 members of his unit to Ankara for training.

 

One of the fighters said they received three weeks of training in how to conduct ambushes, conduct raids and use their weapons. They also said they received new uniforms and boots.

 

“They trained us to ambush regime or enemy vehicles and cut off the road,” said the fighter, who is identified only as “Hussein.” “They also trained us on how to attack a vehicle, raid it, retrieve information or weapons and munitions, and how to finish off soldiers still alive after an ambush.”

To summarize: the US was arming and training the same Al Qaeda/ISIS groups of Jihadists, that it concurrently gave Iraq weapons to fight. And since the Iraq army has so far proven utterly incapable of any resistance, it is now up to US drones to "fight" the same "rebels" that the US itself was collaborating with until a month or so ago.

The clear winner here? The US military-industrial complex, of course, as well as the banks who lend money to the governments to fight wars provoked by various "developed nation" spy agencies.

Collateral damage? Millions of innocent people on the ground in Syria and Iraq, and everywhere else too.

 

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Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:31 | 4849550 bam
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long lockheed martin 

 

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:37 | 4849565 hedgeless_horseman
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How The US Is Arming Both Sides Of The Iraqi Conflict

Our politicians learned this tactic from the banks that donate to bribe both party's candidates.

This way they are sure to win!

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:39 | 4849591 john39
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chaos is how a tiny (evil) minority rules the world...  or tries to anyway.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:42 | 4849599 Joe Davola
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We're breaking our own windows!?!?!  Someone better give Krugman a paper bag to breath into.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:47 | 4849616 Dr. Engali
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How about a plastic bag wrapped around his head?

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:56 | 4849657 cossack55
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Still, to this day, do not know how this scene ever saw the light of day.  My only explanation is large brass balls by the banksters.

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJZUIUrT_f0

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 15:11 | 4849722 Four chan
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all that prayer softens the brain and turns them into perfect pawns to do whatever bidding the head maniac shouts.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 15:14 | 4849739 Manthong
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O’bomber seems to have the same dispositions as Captain Tupelov.

 

a.     Arrogant ass

b.    Killing us with our own money and weapons

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxO8_lOOra8'

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 03:42 | 4851787 Davalicious
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The Jews plan, and tactics, haven't changed.

The "Young Turks" and "Committee for Union and Progress" were Jewish led. They broke up the Ottoman Empire and murdeded 1.5 million Armenians to pave the way for the creation of Israel. Back then they funded both sides, Muslims and Christians, so that they could mutually annihilate each other.

The "Russian" Revolution wasn't very Russian when Lenin spoke Yiddish and Stalin was married to a Jew who's father headed the secret police. Churchill wrote that Jews from the underworld of Europe had risen up and become literally the masters of a vast empire. Actually, most of the leading reds were from the lower east side of New York.The Red Terror claimed 100 million victims world wide.

The present crisis in the Middle East has been engineered to kil more of us and make way for "Greater Israel".

Their weakness is their small numbers. It only takes a small percentage of the world population to wake up and give them the boot.

 

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 15:32 | 4849753 ZerOhead
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And in other breaking news...

 

Looks like the NeoCon plan to break up a Pro-Iranian leaning Iraq under al Malaki into EASILY DIGESTABLE AND CONTROLLABLE PIECES is intensifying as the Kurds now take over the important oil producing city of Kirkuk.

Yup.... when the MSM tell you it's all about religious fanatics it's a reasonably safe bet it isn't...

 

 "The forces of Iraq's autonomous ethnic Kurdish north, known as the peshmerga, took over bases in Kirkuk vacated by the army, a spokesman said: "The whole of Kirkuk has fallen into the hands of peshmerga," said peshmerga spokesman Jabbar Yawar.

 "No Iraqi army remains in Kirkuk now."

Kurds have long dreamed of taking Kirkuk and its huge oil reserves. They regard the city, just outside their autonomous region, as their historic capital, and peshmerga units were already present in an uneasy balance with government forces.

The swift move by their highly organised security forces to seize full control demonstrates how this week's sudden advance by ISIL has redrawn Iraq's map - and potentially that of the entire Middle East, where national borders were set nearly a century ago as France and Britain carved up the Ottoman empire."

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/12/us-iraq-violence-idUSKBN0EN0RV...

Tony Blair has set up his Kurdish contacts on speed dial...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1261305/Iraqis-inquiry-Blair-Kor...

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:43 | 4849600 hedgeless_horseman
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It's not like divorce lawyers foment hatred between their clients...that would be unethical...and very profitable.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:34 | 4849567 TeamDepends
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The enemy of my enemys' friends' banker buddy is my....

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:38 | 4849587 Dr. Engali
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The enemy of my enemy's banker's enemy is the enemy of my enemy's friend.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 15:11 | 4849726 COSMOS
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After reading all this enemy enemy menemy stuff I need and ENEMA

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 15:16 | 4849746 Gigliola Cinquetti
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prepping for anal ? nahh not your style

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 15:23 | 4849779 Canadian Dirtlump
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Our dear leaders and their able handmaidens in the MSM are the ones that are full of shit.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 00:08 | 4851522 newbie vampire
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"Our dear leaders and their able handmaidens in the MSM are the ones that are full of shit."

The MSM are the whores hawking the elites' "truths and facts".

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:46 | 4849612 doctor10
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Cute little federale warmongers-being whipped by the central bankers. Nasty little S&M games.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:55 | 4849658 RmcAZ
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The Al Qaeda fighters in Syria that we support who are fighting the Assad regime we do not support, are now marching through Iraq which we do not support, to take over the Iraqi government we support, and are being opposed by Iran which we do not support, all with weapons we supplied on both sides.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 15:01 | 4849678 cossack55
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That, my friend, is a solid business plan.  BTFATH

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 15:23 | 4849776 optimator
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And our own anti aircraft missiles will be used to shoot down our own planes?  I'm having a problem figuring out the game plan.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 16:28 | 4850012 TheSecondLaw
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Yes...but some of the bad guys will die too. So that's at least something. 

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 23:57 | 4851506 icanhasbailout
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I'm not having any trouble figurng out the game plan.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 00:10 | 4851525 newbie vampire
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"And our own anti aircraft missiles will be used to shoot down our own planes?  I'm having a problem figuring out the game plan."

Are the Iraqis paying for the planes or is it some kinda foreign assistance program ?

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 15:56 | 4849903 disabledvet
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You forgot the exclamation point!

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 23:41 | 4851474 pickupthatcan
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Defense contractors gotta eat, same as worms.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:32 | 4849553 NOTaREALmerican
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Ya gotta hand it to them smart-n-savvy people, they sure know how to create bullshit for the dumbasses.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:32 | 4849557 Dr. Engali
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Don't worry Hillary will save us.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:34 | 4849564 BigJim
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It's about time we had someone with a different genital configuration to lead us. We've tried everything else, so this must work.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:35 | 4849571 TeamDepends
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Don't fork over any cash until you look under the hood.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:39 | 4849592 ziggy59
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I'll take their word for it...ty

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 15:27 | 4849796 TeamDepends
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See, that's the kind of thinking that got us here in the first place.  Now we're stuck with no title and a bad tranny.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:41 | 4849595 12ToothAssassin
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Hillary is uniquely qualified to run the empire

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:52 | 4849642 drendebe10
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"There ain't nuthin uglier than and old white woman."    Fred Sanford, Sanford and Son

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 15:01 | 4849682 Steaming_Wookie_Doo
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Think she has a set of those "Maleficent" horns to wear?

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:47 | 4849614 ACP
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So, when Hillary doesn't work, we'll have to try something really new, like a multi-racial bi-sexual transgender hermaphrodite, because that's sure to work.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:53 | 4849646 TeamDepends
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Let's just cut to the chase and elect a Brown Nosed Weasel.  Why not?

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:53 | 4849648 sfisher
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Or we could try something different, like Rand Paul.  If he is 15% true to his father's principals, we will certainly be trying something different!

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:55 | 4849655 NOTaREALmerican
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That would make him 85% true to the principals of the smart-n-savvy people currently running things.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 00:19 | 4851546 newbie vampire
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"And our own anti aircraft missiles will be used to shoot down our own planes?  I'm having a problem figuring out the game plan."

The plan is to sell more planes.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:54 | 4849650 NOTaREALmerican
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I'm tellin ya,  you might just be onto something here.   

There's gotta be some combination that will work!

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 15:03 | 4849696 viahj
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it works for the SFPD   /s

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 15:05 | 4849700 semperfi
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but that's what we got now (?)

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:37 | 4849580 Winston Churchill
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How are you so sure who has the balls in that family.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:37 | 4849584 john39
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>>different genital

 

yeah, but he was talking about Hillary, so no dice.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:50 | 4849637 piss pants
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She definitley makes me think they're right on the burka thing

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:53 | 4849645 Dr. Engali
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She does have an uncanny resemblance to Dr. Evil:

http://granitegrok.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Hillary_Dr_Evil_look.jpg

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 15:59 | 4849919 disabledvet
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I'm gonna use Bill Clinton's head as a candleholder.

I lend some of his teeth for her to hang around her neck tho.

"Each one for everyone one of those phucking whores he's stilling banging."

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:33 | 4849559 BigJim
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Who said being a Hegemon was easy?

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:34 | 4849566 screw face
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(((((ZEROHEDGE NATO)))))

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:36 | 4849576 alexcojones
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War is a racket.

And damn good business for the racketeers.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:37 | 4849578 j0nx
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In the eyes of our government, tax payer funded F16's and machine guns for Al Quaeda is ok and squirrel gun ownership for you is bad. So it's perfectly reasonable for this government to send military quality weaponry to terrorists but openly advocate for gun confiscation for you. Seems legit.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 15:02 | 4849684 Kprime
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Kinda makes you wanna walk into a diner somewhere and reduce the size of .gov.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:38 | 4849585 One And Only
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So will the displaced refugees be airlifted to Phoenix or El Paso?

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:40 | 4849590 Jack Burton
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This is no secret. The rebels have posted youtube videos of their TOW anti tank missile teams in action against the Syrian Arab Army. The US made the decision to up the weapons given to their terrorist allies because the Syrian Arab Army has been defeating the NATO fighters all across Syria. Desperate to regroup, Obama has released new lethal weapons systems to the rebels whose only reliable fighting units are Al-Qaeda forces, the so called Organ Eaters. The ones who massacred thousands of Christians and drove the others from their homes and churches. Obama and the CIA both applauded these great victories and counted the dead women and children as Assad loyalists, deserving of death.

Obama is no less a butcher of humans than Bush was. Notice, ALL American Presidents engage in war and terrorism on a grand scale. Obama is going to be replaced, and the next US president will be even worse of a war monger. Mark my words on that!!

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:43 | 4849606 Dr. Engali
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"Obama is going to be replaced, and....."

I don't think we are going to make it that far Jack. I think all hell is going to break loose before his term is up.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:50 | 4849635 scuttlebutt
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Is this the BLACK SWAN? Watch for out for other outbreaks in the Middle East!

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 15:07 | 4849710 Kprime
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you can't see black swans arriving.  by the time you see a black swan, it's all over.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:54 | 4849653 drendebe10
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....then, lock n load.... buy body armor...

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 15:00 | 4849676 Winston Churchill
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I agree Doc.

Idon't see us making years end before this starts to unravel, and then only six

months to finish it off, once it starts.

Having this narcissistic, fag ,bitch, holding the nuke switch does concern me.

I don't think its stable now mentally,let alone in that event.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 16:06 | 4849939 disabledvet
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This is "Jihad"...a "teachable moment." After they're slaughtered they'll be a pause for prayer and reflection for the survivors. "5 times a day" bitch.

These things always "explode"...WINSTON.

Just look at the fruit vendor that started the...what is it called? "Spring Offensive"?

Be interesting to see who they ring up to "stabilize the Front."

General "Betrayus" you see?

Let's seem some Abrams with the barrels pointed right at Congress then. "ABRAHAM LINCOLN" GIVING THE PHUCKERS THE STARE DOWN AT THE OTHER END TOO.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 15:06 | 4849705 Jayda1850
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I can't think of a law our government doesn't break on a daily basis that it doesn't imprison its own citizens for breaking the same laws. Counterfeiting, aiding and giving material support to terrorist, arms dealing, drug running, money laundering, extortion, murder, tax fraud, you name it. Like the one kid said to the TSA agent during a pat down, "this would be sexual harrassment if you weren't the government." We have a body that now passes laws to apply to the people they are supposed to be representing, but they flaunt every single goddamn one. This is the most grotesque raping of the word justice from the very people who take oaths to uphold it. We've truly become the USSA.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 15:19 | 4849757 JuliaS
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We seem to be losing on all fronts suddenly. Either we're switching to blind destabilization, or running out of money, or our opponents are uniting. Quoting Robert Newman yet again: "We sure are bringing about world unity, because nothing unites the rest of the world better than the hatred of us."

Could also be the case of everyone being a loser - witnessing slow motion collapse of the industrial era through exhaustion of cheap abundant energy.

Maybe we've decided to go all-in on drones. Those operations are expanding annually with no end in sight. Maybe we're pulling the firepower back in anticipation of turmoil here at home. Too many maybe's.

The world seems crazy in part due to availability of unfiltered information. Before the wars were out of sight and out of mind, now they're left right and center, in your face. In the past we could retreat and call it a victory (Korean war is a good example). Nowdays people are much harder to fool.

Individuals are able to gather their own intelligence and draw conclusions.

In the past the wars relied on dehunamization of the enemy. Nowdays you can go online and talk directly to people you're told to fight, in order to discover that you both are being fed the same bag of lies by local oligarchs. In WW1 few confrontations became a disaster where enemy trenches were at arm's length from eachother and the soldiers eventually made peace and put dow their guns, discovering that "the others" were just as much family men, farmers, factory workers - that the soldiers had more in common with eachother than with their governments.

Today we have internet and it alters all battlefields drastically. It makes future uncertain.

Old power structures are becoming more violent, trying to preserve their satus quo, but they seem to be losing ground... at least I hope they do.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 15:33 | 4849818 Jayda1850
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+1 extremely well said. The revolutionary importance of the internet and free flow of information can not be understated. The ability for the common man to access all this info and form his own opinion would almost mitigate all the pushes to war by the elite. Any future world conflict, I believe, would have to start with the shutdown of that capability. 

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 01:00 | 4851612 prains
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...the next WOAR will start with a major flag draped murder of innocent americans on a huge scale. 911 was their test case study of how to perfect the mobilzation of the entire country on a large scale towards TOTAL WOAR. Iraq was the tactical training mission. Next is getting the disenfranchised angry enough to direct their hatred....This is all playing out like a sick and twisted movie

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 07:40 | 4851961 AnAnonymous
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The world seems crazy in part due to availability of unfiltered information. Before the wars were out of sight and out of mind, now they're left right and center, in your face. In the past we could retreat and call it a victory (Korean war is a good example). Nowdays people are much harder to fool. Individuals are able to gather their own intelligence and draw conclusions. In the past the wars relied on dehunamization of the enemy. Nowdays you can go online and talk directly to people you're told to fight, in order to discover that you both are being fed the same bag of lies by local oligarchs. In WW1 few confrontations became a disaster where enemy trenches were at arm's length from eachother and the soldiers eventually made peace and put dow their guns, discovering that "the others" were just as much family men, farmers, factory workers - that the soldiers had more in common with eachother than with their governments. Today we have internet and it alters all battlefields drastically. It makes future uncertain. Old power structures are becoming more violent, trying to preserve their satus quo, but they seem to be losing ground... at least I hope they do. ____________________________________________________________

The crazy thing is to deliver a point of view like that. It is an 'american' thing, on one hand claim bamboozling has grown harder while at on the other side trying to bamboozle with an incredible lie. If something, the 'american' power structures are trying to rein in the ever increasing level of violence coming from the 'american' middle class. People in power, even when they are 'american', must deal in reality. Over the last decades, the lie that 'americans' would not seek war if they were better informed, was utterly reduced to nothing. 'Americans' usually do not bother to lie properly, they come with a thick lie and then depending on the reception of the lie, 'americans' know who is against them or with them. 'Americans' in power know that their lies were pretty bad. They know that 'americans' knew they were thick lies. No more conscription, so 'americans' join military forces without being coerced by 'americans' in elected positions. The 'american' covenant is made clear: an elected person must provide an 'american' middle class with wars. 'American' middle classers want wars and the opportunities that go with them. Nobody (except 'americans'), when it comes to 'american' middle class societies, can hide behind disinformation, misinformation, lack of education etc to explain the lust for blood the 'american' middle class has kept showing. That culture of death is so deep in 'american' societies that 'americans' are no longer satisfied by their public offer of war but also want a private offer of war that has skyrocketed with the multiplication of private army organizations.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:42 | 4849602 RealityCheque
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Maybe Iraq wants to add an "I" and turn it into BRIICS?!

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 15:03 | 4849693 Winston Churchill
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Iran already got that place.

It would have to be BRIIICS.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:45 | 4849611 ziggy59
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..and the U.S. now must re-re-re(?)-attack the country declared an accomplished mission?

.... this new improved nightmare shitstorm..

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:49 | 4849625 Frank N. Beans
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this is too complicated for the geniuses in DC 

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 15:02 | 4849688 SheepDog-One
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Yea, I think at this point they're just going with utter chaos theory and hoping somehow their necks will be magically saved.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 16:26 | 4849997 Quus Ant
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I don't think so, Mr. Beans. ISIL will be Obama's excuse to move into Syria.  The American re-public will be reminded that AlQaeda is (still) the enemy in dramatic fashion- i don't know, maybe the embassy will go poof- and we'll be off to the races.  Again.  There's a plan here.  Plans within plans.  How do you wage a world war without anyone noticing?  Without anyone panicking?  Watch and learn.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 19:56 | 4850828 Overfed
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Vlad made it abundantly clear that there would be no US intervention in Syria. There will be no US boots on the ground in Syria.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:55 | 4849627 sfisher
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They hate us for our freedoms!

 

Forgot the "sarc tag"

 

There, fixed it.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:49 | 4849630 piss pants
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what a fucking surprise.  In other news men like getting head.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:50 | 4849632 pashley1411
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You recognize that merely solving problems and advancing the cause of humanity is, hmm, so beneath them.

Instead, create a cesspool of chaos and misery, and ride to the rescue (sic).

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:54 | 4849654 firstdivision
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Is anyone else experiencing slow feed?  ZIV isn't updating quite as fast as the others.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:58 | 4849656 SheepDog-One
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Wow just look at the streets filled with anti Iraq war protestors chanting NO OBAMAWAR FOR OIL! It's all over every MSM channel! Oh wait, I forgot their magical negro is in charge now so whatever he does is just fine, proving all of them were nothing but hypocrites all along.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 15:09 | 4849720 NOTaREALmerican
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The authority worshippers never question their own authorities.

As most humans are authority worshippers it's why almost every "democracy" on the planet ends up with a kick-ass male-oriented Red-Team and a smothering-mommy female-oriented Blue Team; both battling their way to the top of Mt Authority.

We can't fight the programming in our brains.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 15:12 | 4849730 SheepDog-One
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Well, I have none of that in my brain.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 15:29 | 4849768 NOTaREALmerican
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Many people on here aren't, but - you've probably noticed - not many people on here.

You can't have 5000+ years of centralization of societies without LOTS of people being unquestioning dumbasses.  

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 16:31 | 4850024 Quus Ant
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McCarthyism and J Hoover killed off the dissenters and put the fear of god (lloyd blankfein definition) into the rest of the herd.  Americans sat on their hands so long the limbs are useless. 

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:58 | 4849664 buzzsaw99
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Hey Iraq Army: GET OUT THERE AND DEFEND MY OIL BITCHEZ!!

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:58 | 4849665 SmittyinLA
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Actually untrue, most covert US military spending gets laundered through Israelis, we're paying Israelis to arm both sides.

Canter is their inside agent.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 15:14 | 4849738 Joenobody12
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How else do people think Obumpma can give heavy duty weapons like blackhawk helicoptors to his frined the Al Quada ? 

Stay focused folks, the GOD chosen people want the demise of Syria and Iran. The chosen ones do not feel safe until everyone is dead.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 15:25 | 4849789 steelrules
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Same old same old, Iran Iraq war a million dead and the US feed both sides.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 15:51 | 4849880 The Endless Pump
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So now we have Syria....Iraq....Iran..Pakistan...Afghanistan..Ukraine....Russia all involved with skirmishes.  Hmmm.  Seems the whole region is getting into the action.  Market should sky rocket on this news, very good for commodity prices and consumer sentiment.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 16:08 | 4849946 SmittyinLA
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I suppose some of those hellfire missiles will make it into Chicom hands for copycat tech, as well as cartel hands, Lot of Mexican gang bangers fighting in Syria I hear. 

I think the cartels will be opening new offensives in Mexico with advanced US weapons.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 17:07 | 4850165 paint it red ca...
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"To summarize: the US was arming and training the same Al Qaeda/ISIS groups of Jihadists, that it concurrently gave Iraq weapons to fight. And since the Iraq army has so far proven utterly incapable of any resistance, it is now up to US drones to "fight" the same "rebels" that the US itself was collaborating with until a month or so ago.

The clear winner here? The US military-industrial complex, of course, as well as the banks who lend money to the governments to fight wars provoked by various "developed nation" spy agencies."

 

This game is so transparent and worn even I did not need the obvious pointed out to me. I asked before in comments on a Ukraine war piece and I ask again, 'What if they gave a war and no one came?'

 

The pentagon did a no show in Syria. NATO is a no show in Ukraine. Langley however has read the writing on the wall and moved from challenging a challenger (Putin) who has them outmatched in wits, to challenging those with whom it has had closer ties, NATO and the Pentagon.

 

I expect we will see just how far Langley has fallen if they fail in these latest al ciada efforts brought to Iraq straight from the plains of Syria. If they cannot control both sides of this war attempt, well...........

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 17:09 | 4850172 rosiescenario
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Borrowing a page from Goldman's playbook....back all candidates so you've also backed the winner...

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 23:09 | 4851393 FredFlintstone
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Let's send TSA and DHS over there to straighten it all out.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 00:27 | 4851563 bilbert
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Cripes!  This has got to be terrible news for the NeoCon military/industrial complex!!

Can we at least get them some tax relief or subsidies or SOMETHING??

Hullo???

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 02:21 | 4851721 AnAnonymous
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The 'american' way of doing business. Nothing new.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:37 | 4853535 Dealyer Turdin
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Y'know, for a bad tranny, it sure still leaves skid marks, and, it's fully insured!  Don't be scared of the spinning rim job,

but expect to get run over even if YOU still have to use the crosswalk.

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