The Latest From Iraq - The Complete Troop Movements

Tyler Durden's picture

With stocks up and oil down, Iraq must be fixed?


However, things appear to be just as atrocious...

And it appears the locals aren't staying around to check...



And as The Institute for the Study of War notes, the violent clashes continue from north to south in Iraq.


Source: ISWIraq

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ZerOhead's picture

Iraq War Theatre.

Yup... that's about right...

TeamDepends's picture

Forgot all about your collapsing economy, didn't you?  Unfortunately, it's not fake blood.

Dr. Richard Head's picture

Krugman would argue this is GDP positive, so those are green shoots dyed red...

Thought Processor's picture



This just in..........



Described as covert aid to insurgents targeting al-Assad

Published: 4 hours ago


AARON KLEIN About | Email | Archive

Aaron Klein is WND's senior staff reporter and Jerusalem bureau chief. He also hosts "Aaron Klein Investigative Radio" on Salem Talk Radio. Follow Aaron on Twitter and Facebook.


JERUSALEM – Members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIS, were trained in 2012 by U.S. instructors working at a secret base in Jordan, according to informed Jordanian officials.

The officials said dozens of ISIS members were trained at the time as part of covert aid to the insurgents targeting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. The officials said the training was not meant to be used for any future campaign in Iraq.

The Jordanian officials said all ISIS members who received U.S. training to fight in Syria were first vetted for any links to extremist groups like al-Qaida.

In February 2012, WND was first to report the U.S., Turkey and Jordan were running a training base for the Syrian rebels in the Jordanian town of Safawi in the country’s northern desert region.

That report has since been corroborated by numerous other media accounts.

Last March, the German weekly Der Spiegel reported Americans were training Syrian rebels in Jordan.

Quoting what it said were training participants and organizers, Der Spiegel reported it was not clear whether the Americans worked for private firms or were with the U.S. Army, but the magazine said some organizers wore uniforms. The training in Jordan reportedly focused on use of anti-tank weaponry.

The German magazine reported some 200 men received the training over the previous three months amid U.S. plans to train a total of 1,200 members of the Free Syrian Army in two camps in the south and the east of Jordan.

Britain’s Guardian newspaper also reported last March that U.S. trainers were aiding Syrian rebels in Jordan along with British and French instructors.

Reuters reported a spokesman for the U.S. Defense Department declined immediate comment on the German magazine’s report. The French foreign ministry and Britain’s foreign and defense ministries also would not comment to Reuters.

The Jordanian officials spoke to WND amid concern the sectarian violence in Iraq will spill over into their own country as well as into Syria.

ISIS previously posted a video on YouTube threatening to move on Jordan and “slaughter” King Abdullah, whom they view as an enemy of Islam.

WND reported last week that, according to Jordanian and Syrian regime sources, Saudi Arabia has been arming the ISIS and that the Saudis are a driving force in supporting the al-Qaida-linked group.

WND further reported that, according to a Shiite source in contact with a high official in the government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, the Obama administration has been aware for two months that the al-Qaida-inspired group that has taken over two Iraqi cities and now is threatening Baghdad also was training fighters in Turkey.

The source told WND that at least one of the training camps of the group Iraq of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Syria, the ISIS, is in the vicinity of Incirlik Air Base near Adana, Turkey, where American personnel and equipment are located.

He called Obama “an accomplice” in the attacks that are threatening the Maliki government the U.S. helped establish through the Iraq war.

The source said that after training in Turkey, thousands of ISIS fighters went to Iraq by way of Syria to join the effort to establish an Islamic caliphate subject to strict Islamic law, or Shariah.

Duffy Duck's picture

you mean "Designated Holiday Celebration Time".

Say What Again's picture

I'm looking for a similar chart showing Obumer's Golf Cart movements.

Pinto Currency's picture


Maybe ISIS attack on Iraq is not blow-back but preplanned, financed and organized by the US and its allies for a specific reason.

If that is so, then we're all waiting to hear the justification for financing and spreading terror after all the US and Iraqi blood that was spilled fighting these parties.

toady's picture

Teach them not to sign that SOFA!

12ToothAssassin's picture

The Institute for the Study of War ARE the neocon Yalies that are running this Op! Definitely keep on eye on their 'analysis' for clues on what comes next. Ukraine is part of the Benghazi/Syria/ISIS/ISIL Op though they dont appear to be connected. Ukraine rubblization shuts off Russian gas to EU while ISIS supplies Middle East gas to EU. BRILLIANT! It takes a long time to plan an Op like this, it must have started under Hillary at the latest.


ISW = Founded by Kimberly KAGAN

 - Leading analystists for ISIS/ISIL activities


The Brookings Institution = Senior Fellow Robert KAGAN

 - The FIRST American think tank

 - Check out their donor list!


Project for the New American Century (PNAC) = Founded by Robert KAGAN

 - Engineered the WMD pretext for invading Iraq




State Department = Hillary Clinton, Victoria Nuland (Married to Robert Kagan), John Heinz Kerry

 - Engineered the Maidan Ukraine destabilization


Foerign Policy Institute - Robert KAGAN, William Kristoll, Ellen Bork


 - Robert Kagan and Ellen Bork Sign Open Letter to President Obama -


American Enterprise Institute = Board of Trustee Dick Cheney, scholars Frederick KAGAN & William Kristol


 - What to do in Iraq? By Frederick Kagan and William Kristoll


Frederick Kagan - Yale

Robert Kagan - BA in history from Yale

Victoria Nuland - daughter of Yale bioethics and medicine professor Sherwin B. Nuland, whose original surname was Nudelman

Kimberly Kagan - Ph.D. in History from Yale

Dick Cheney - Yale

Hillary Clinton - Yale

John Heinz Kerry - Yale University class of 1966

Ellen Bork - Yale (Daughter of Robert Bork)


Do you see any patterns emerging here?

Thought Processor's picture




Damn.  Thanks for the list.


That's pretty screwed up.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Not as compelling a pattern until you add: 


1. Sen. John F Kerry, USSOS = Yale, Skull & Bones.

2. Pres. GW Bush (Jr) = Yale, Skull & Bones.  Gets PDB (Presidential Daily Briefing), same copy as presiding POTUS (Obama)

3. Pres. GHW Bush (Sr) = Yale, Skull & Bones.  Gets PDB (Presidential Daily Briefing), same copy as presiding POTUS (Clinton, Bush, Obama)

4. The Bush family and the Saudis go back DECADES.  Best of pals with King of Jordan too, whose wife Noor is... American born (DC) and educated (Princeton).

5. Remember that the Bin Ladens were the only ones in the US, who were allowed to fly on the 3 days after 9/11?  Remember Bandar Bush?

6. Oil = Petrodollars, and USD = funding for Everything the Globalists/Neocons/Zionists NWO want or need.  And why "Oil is thicker than blood".

If you see things as they are, rather than as you wish them to be, do you see the old spider at the center of it all?  The spider who ran the DEA in Miami, before running the CIA?  The same spider who put Rumsfeld and Cheney into positions of power in the first place?  Remember "W" spending almost as much time at home (with Dad) as he spent at the WH? 

The Kagans and Hillary are just the visible part of the Iceberg.  They're the Next Generation, the New Kids on The Block.  Of a very old Block.

12ToothAssassin's picture

Here is a great account of what youve added: "Family of Secrets"

McMolotov's picture

Much has been said about the demise of American manufacturing, but we still make the best terrorists money can buy.

Thought Processor's picture



Yep.  And it's not blowback.  It's all part of the plan.


Onward into Wonderland we go Alice............

swmnguy's picture

Ha--took too much time to write a response.  What you said.

Quus Ant's picture

I don't think this is all according to plan.  Iraq was not going according to plan so the MIC hit the reset.  Again.  Syria should have fallen by now.  Remember:  a month after 9/11 Wesley Clark learned of plans to take down seven nations in five years.   TPTB are WAY behind schedule.  Can you hear the engine knocking?

Gazooks's picture

C haos I n A sia ..on Putin's southern flank plan



Oldrepublic's picture



Our British cousins seems to have had more finesse in the divide et impera business when they ran the planet than do the current rulers

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Do you know WHY?  Because these skills of underhandedness, deception and subterfuge are inherent skill in Aristocrats, Nobility and Bankers.

It has been perfected over many centuries, and passed from parent to child, from one generation to the next.

If you compare that to even the most "educated" of Americans, you typically get the "Me-centric" worldview:  "Me, me, me, me, me!  Narcissistic me.  I'll make a bunch, and spend it all on me.  And my last check will bounce."  ZERO trans-generational wealth planning in the rabble that are the Commoners of the US. 

And then you wonder why the rich & powerful stay that way.  And why they want to make the Public comfortably numb and dumb, and why they want to to destroy Public Education.  And why they want to reduce everything to Fundamentalism -- in the ME, Africa, the EU and US.  Feudal masters and Overlords want their Sheeple meek, dumb and under-educated.  Alas, too many are all too happy to oblige.

swmnguy's picture

I don't get the "blowback" part of the US having trained these guys.  Are they not slaughtering Syrians?  Are they not slaughtering Shi'ites in Iraq, potentially drawing Iran into the bloodbath?  Are they not threatening Iraq's oil export potential, keeping those resources effectively in storage for recovery later, and keeping prices high?  Isn't all this violence contributing to general stress and pressure on China, Russia, Iran and the EU?

"Evil," yes.  "Brutal," yes.  But "blowback?"  Seems like things are staying very much to plan.

Payne's picture

If China, Russia and Iran were under stress would they not just start dumping the dollar ?  They are not so this is all part of the plan for all parties.

Citxmech's picture

TPTB don't want oil this high.  Past a point, high oil prices hurt profits and lead to supply and civil disruptions.

IndyPat's picture

I'm gonna have to disagree with you on your conclusions.
I think they love the supply and civil disturbances bit.
It' they planned it that way?

Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

The ISIS was ALLOWED to march into Iraq by Obama's military. They control the air and it is fucking desert so it is pretty hard to move without being spotted from above....

By not doing anything, either fowarding intelligence to the Iraq's to prepare ambushes, blow up roads to slow the advance or do it themselves they implicitly ALLOWED the ISIS to march on a supposed ally without providing some support to them.

This wasn't blowback if was ALLOWED to happen with no resistance to the move. They most certainly could have done something to slow their movement or hinder it long enough for the Iraqi military to do something before they got as far as they did.

Paveway IV's picture

Nothing is what it seems about the whole 'ISIS in Iraq' deceptiion.

The media's first, loudest and most consistent lies are - like clockwork - the best tell. 

ISIS numbers? Best guesses were about five or six thousand left western Syria for Iraq. That leaves a thousand or two to hold all ISIS territory in Syria. This is the territory that the FSA and JAN are fighting for - the Syrian oilfields. Now does it make any sense for ISIS to leave their cash cow (oil sales to Assad or smuggled to Turkey) left in the hands of maybe a thousand fighters in Syria when the JAN head-choppers and FSA very much want that same prize right now? 

Then consider how it is even physically possible for a few thousand ISIS guys in pickup trucks to 'take over' all these dozens of Iraqi cities and loot the banks. Mosul is over a half-million, itself. This is just stupid-improbable. This is all a bad ruse to explain a planned infusion of cash and arms to the Syrian opposition before the serious Russian gear gets to Assad this fall. 

Iran? They made some token offer to 'help' al-Maliki, but they recognize him for the genocidal butcher that he is. Shiites felt opressed when Saddam was in power, so Malaki (a Shiite) has been running a payback ethnic cleansing campaign since the CIA 'approved' his presidency. Even when the U.S. was still on the ground, Malaki was busy butchering Sunnis he didn't like in his torture chambers. He steals a huge chunk of most of the U.S. reconstruction aid, and takes millions from Iraqi oil sales. In other words, the U.S. just created and enables a Saddam II for the unfortunate Iraqis. The Iranian government even hates him. His only connection with Iran was associating with the low-life militant Shiite jihadists in Iran a decade ago. Of course, that fact doesn't make the news. CNN is sure all of Iran supports al-Maliki because... well, he's Shiite and so is Iran! (Any excuse to bomb and invade Iran, of course). 

Not sure how this will play out, but I'm guessing this has a lot more to do with the U.S. - with plenty of plausable deniability - arming ISIS/JAN/FSA to the teeth with guns, heavy artillery and undoubtedly a few MANPADS. Watch the fake surprise when ISIS starts taking down Syrian helecopters. Yes, of course ISIS is going back to Syria. This isn't anything but a huge Iraqi arms-looting spree (thanks, U.S. taxpayers!). The fake ISIS 'troops' are just the delivery boys. The Iraqi soldiers certianly seem to understand their part in this charade. I'm sure all the Iraqi arms warehouses taken over were bursting at the seams with tons of new U.S. arms. 

ISIS now has maybe a half-dozen huge ISF ammunition depots, several anti-aircraft batteries and scores of artillery sites. They don't seem too interested in armor. There is no border between Syria and Iraq anymore, so I would expect ISIS convoys of U.S.-supplied weaponry, ammuniton and explosives to be streaming back into Syria. You can already see vids of  ISIS, i.e,, Blackwater - Xe Services - Academi,  execution gangs killing Iraqi soldiers with newly-looted M16s. God bless America!

Iran is nothing but a convenient Wal*mart for Saudi Arabia and Qatar to get arms to Syria. Jordan and Turkey have outlived their usefulness.

Mudflap's picture

It's the Saudi's doing the blowing back after America failed to follow through on the chemical weapons propoganda and go all in to Syria.  Obama pissed them off - backed down from the agreed on plan - so now all that build up to overthrow Syria has to flow somewhere.  Oh yeah, Iraq is America's darling in the region - let's turn em lose there...  Even if they don't win it will/is sure as hell hurting the administration politically.  Saudi's are pissed.

Dugald's picture


    Double, double toil and trouble;
    Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
    Fillet of a fenny snake,
    In the caldron boil and bake;
    Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
    Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
    Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
    Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing,—
    For a charm of powerful trouble,
    Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

Jack Burton's picture

These reports about US training of Al-Qaeda terrorists in Jordan and Turkey simply confirm what I have posted on here for two years. It has been an open secret that the USA and NATO are engaged in arming, funding and training all forms of Jihadists in the hope to use them against Syria. Since the border between Syria and Ira is open and both share Sunni populations, then ISIS is free to take US trained terrorists funded by US tax payer money and funnel them into Iraq to conquer a terrorist kingdom.

CNN and FOX refuse to publish this information that is commonly known and has been for over two years. The American media has blacked out the CIA's role in funding and training terrorists. Or the CIA use of Libya as a store of arms and trained Jihadists. Jordan and Turkey, one a NATO member have housed traing camps run by NATO special forces all engaged in arming and training terrorists from the EU, Biritain and Libya. Yes, over 2,000 EU passport holders are members of Al-Qaeda and ISIS. The numbers may be even higher. Britain may have over 1,000 British citizens engaged as members of Al-Qaeda and ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Presssed by these reoprts, the EU and British governments say they are concerned, but have done nothing to stop free movement of these Jihadists back and forth to Europe and Syria/Iraq. Immigration has no plan to stop any of these thousands of terrorists from using their EU passports to return home to Europe after fighting for Al-Qaeda or ISIS.

So, you can see that NATO is officially arming, training, funding, transporting and supplying terrorists. All the while CNN qnd FOX report the innocent west are victims of Jihadists! Go figure that one, if you can.

Dr. Richard Head's picture

Come on now...the idiot box with the talking head said the terrrists hate us for our freedom, way of life, and all that jazz.

Quus Ant's picture

I asked myself, "What would happen if Saudi Arabia were to run out of oil?"

Then I looked around.  Oh.  Yeah.

Freddie's picture

This is exactly what is happening.  The Saudi oil fields are shagged out.  They have to inject tons of seawater now to keep the oil pumping.   All of their loans are backed by dwindling oil reserves.   Dr. Jim Willie also said the UK and USA stole their gold in London vaults too.

ISIS is also USSA.  If they were the bad guys - they would have been droned - six ways to Sunday.

Thought Processor's picture



Likely what is going down.  Everyone and their brother knows that the Saudi fields are running on fumes.  Once water injection begins you can begin counting the days until the field is played out.


And they've been injecting water for years now.



SAT 800's picture

Are you a member of this British Cluster Fuck ? this Empire that's become a comic farce ? You better stand up on your hind legs and do something about it. It's about time to cut off all those passports; and declare the Muslims to be members of an illegal cult; prohibited from engaging in any cult activity in country; tear down the "Mosques" for starters.

toady's picture

David Koresh them. David Koresh them all and let Allah sort them out.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

So you are encouraging the murder of children?  Hmmmm....

TheReplacement's picture

I said that two days ago.  I had not proof but I still said it.

Can't wait for the story to break about CIA drones providing aerial recon for ISIS in Iraq...

Freddie's picture

ISIS = McCain-Obama-Soros boys.

I really hope the Syrain Army destroys that scum with Iran also attacking.

valley chick's picture

Wnd also posted about sandy hook bogus shooting.  I am so tired of frigging theatre....I want off the Truman Show!

messymerry's picture

Krugmans a skxawng! Moron in Na'vi...

(edit: 1406180706 - well, there are at least 4 liberalistas here on ZH that showing their usual backbone, hide their faces while subverting the truth. Defend your man, you weeneies ;-)

hungarianboy's picture

Well, killing is not the solution to win a war. Wounding seriously is better way to do it.

That will take more energy from your enemy and time.

headhunt's picture

Wounding slows down the enemy killing always stops them.

The wounding of the enemy also requires that they give a shit whether or not they leave anyone behind.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Wasn't that the Viet Cong strategy?  What w/ the tiger pits and bamboo booby traps?

DanDaley's picture

Takeaway lesson: never fucking surrender!

zerozulu's picture

Second amendment, unwritten constitution of ME and AFPAK

Stuck on Zero's picture

Did you hear that Miley and Britney are in a feud?


graneros's picture

Now we're talking Daddy'O.  There's some news that Americans are concerned about. I'll bet that will be THE smokin' topic for the Twittersphere and facebook folks.