ISIS Massacred Hundreds of Iraqi Soldiers in Tikrit, US Drones Deployed, Russian Fighter Jets Arrive in Iraq as ISIS Circles Baghdad

 Militants with members of the Iraqi security forces

Iraq Update 6.29.2014

Iraq crisis: ‘Strong evidence’ ISIS committing mass executions, war crimes, Human Rights Watch says

Photos and reports posted on the Hindu Times today allege that ISIS terrorists massacred at least 160 Iraqi men in Tikrit earlier this month.  One day after I updated this page with a very loud call for the US military to send in attack drones to stop the advance of ISIS on 6.27.2014, the next day it was reported that US military strike drones were now deployed in Iraq. I am not assuming there is any relationship between those two events, but it is a damned excellent coincidence.  Had those US military strike drones been called in on June 12th, the Iraqi army may have had a snowball’s chance in hell of rolling back the ISIS onslaught and saving Baghdad. One type of lightening strike calls for another in times of sudden war.

I’m no expert, but at this point I do believe that Baghdad will fall. It’s so tragic, there are no words for it.

Too little was done during the critical first 12-14 days of this siege. Even American news networks were looking the other way, reporting endlessly on the 20 year anniversary of the OJ Simpson trial [ Who give a damn? ]  while ISIS stormed Mosul and took the city in 24 hours. Various officials in the Obama White House have made the absurd claim that they “were taken by surprise” by sudden breaking disintegrating events in Iraq. Does anyone who follows world events actually believe that? Does the White House really believe that the saturation of US households by intentionally broadcast displays of all-out idiocracy on our ‘news’ channels’ has now ruined our collective ability to actually discern which parts of actuality are newsworthy  – and which aren’t?  Did they believe if they broadcast enough junk and pass it off as news – that the American people would JUST IGNORE the sudden ominous and terrible collapse of Iraq, and keep passing the popcorn box???

News pundits in the US continue to question how the Obama White House “could have been taken by surprise” by the sudden and terrible events in Iraq which have unfolded since June 11th. I personally find it hard to believe the president didn’t know what was brewing. After all, he is a 3rd generation CIA man himself.

Was “looking the other way while letting Iraq fall to pieces” a deliberate action by the Obama White House, and if so, for God’s sake: WHY?

House intel chief: Obama ignored Iraq warnings

“The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday that lawmakers were briefed more than a year ago that the al Qaeda-inspired group now wreaking havoc in Iraq had access to a large number of Western passports and sought to carry out attacks against the U.S. and its allies in Europe.”

Quoted from Kurdish media:

“Iraq as a state established according to the Sykes – Picot agreement and especially after 1932 existed as an imposed entity. There’s no any constitutional, political and moral principles left for any coexistence of the Kurds, the Sunnis, the Shiites, the Christian and the Assyrians. Iraq is considered now as the most unsuccessful country in the world. Iraq was much stronger and more solid when it was handed over by the U.S. to the Shiites’ leaders. They don’t seem to have taken any lessons from the past quarter of a century ruling of the Sunnis. So they have repeated the same political and historical mistakes. ” – Gazi Hassan, Kurdish Globe.net 

Updated 6.16.2014 – Iraq is Falling as Obama Plays Golf

ISIS boss now most wanted man on earth

ISIS boss Al Baghdadi now tops Most Wanted Terrorist list:

See http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/iraq-crisis-live-isis-jihadists-march-baghdad-1452376

6.16.2014  – Tal Afar Falls to ISIS

US Marines and Warships Head to Iraq

Obama’s Iraq disaster

Hundreds of young Iraqis head to volunteer centers to join fight against surging militants

Civil war as rebels close on Baghdad

Volunteers flock to defend Baghdad as insurgents seize more Iraqi territory

Cited on 6.14.2014

“Leading Shi’ite cleric Grand ­Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani called on Iraqis to take up arms against Sunni extremists as thousands volunteered to bolster the capital’s defences.

“Citizens who are able to bear arms and fight terrorists, defending their country and their people and their holy places, should volunteer and join the security forces to achieve this holy purpose,” Mr Sistani’s representative announced on his behalf during the main weekly prayers in the Shi’ite shrine city of Karbala.

“He who sacrifices for the cause of defending his country and his family and his honour will be a martyr.’’

The deteriorating situation in the key global oil supplier reverberated through financial markets yesterday, sending oil prices sharply higher, pushing US stocks lower and igniting the latest rally in safe-haven bonds.

On the ground, US-armed and trained Iraqi security forces put up almost no fight throughout the militants’ rout as they captured major cities, witnesses said.

Iraq’s government girded to protect the capital from advancing insurgents, as Iranian security officials said their forces had joined the battle on Baghdad’s side and the US weighed military assistance, including air strikes.”

 

6.12.204: Boehner: “Obama ‘taking a nap’ on Iraq”

A writer for the Huffington Post is as riddled with questions about all of this as I am:

“First things first: the Blitzkrieg advance of the jihadist ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) is astonishing. Why was such an invasion, which required extensive planning and gathering of fighters, not scoped out by the intelligence services of several highly equipped countries, including the U.S.? How is it possible that ISIS has taken over several major Iraqi cities with so few fighters, estimated at between three and five thousand? Mosul alone has a population of 1.8 million. How could so few invaders take it so easily, then take Tikrit, threaten Kirkuk and head toward Baghdad? How is it that a major Iraqi defense force collapsed and deserted in the face of a few hundred ISIS attackers?”   See http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ronald-tiersky/isis-what-does-it-mean-fo_b_5489756.html?utm_hp_ref=politics&ir=Politics

Cited: “More than 90,000 Iraqi soldiers deserted rather than confront ISIS militants, according to the official close to Maliki’s office who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to talk to the news media.”

Iraqi security forces leave a military base as Kurdish forces take over control in Kirkuk

Map

On 6.12.2014 I came out of “news blogging retirement” and launched the following tirade below against the incompetent useless tripe manufacturing industry that we are forced to endure in the United States which is referred to comically as “the news media.” About 5-6 hours later, one by one, the major news networks began to reluctantly begin reporting what was taking place in Iraq. The reader might not believe me, but I think there is a cause and effect relationship going on there.

Earlier I wrote on 6.12.2014:

“Iraq is Falling to ISIS Jihadi Terrorists and the American TV News Media Doesn’t Care”

Finally around 2 pm pacific time on 6.12.2014, the US based news media people seemed to finally grasp the gravity of what was taking place, and periodic “light” reports began to be broadcast. I still find it unnerving that it took American news orgs fully 3 days to get their heads around this story and set aside their filler content to begin to actually report ACTUALITY as it was taking place in Iraq.

What’s wrong with American news reporting organizations? Is the script so concrete that they are literally not allowed to deviate from it until “cleared” to do so? It was inexcusable that I had to wait for 3 long days – 72 hours – for US news media outlets to begin reporting what was being broadcast all over the internet about the crisis in Iraq.

Were it not for the hard work of the BBC I would not have learned of this urgent world event for 3 long days after it began to unfold. It took the American news media fully 3 days to STOP talking about OJ Simpson and get on board that there was a news event breaking out of the Mideast which could alter the history of the world and re-draw the borders of nations there.

THANK GOD some news org out there is awake at the wheel, because it certainly is not the American news reporting community, which is either collectively on vacation, or has been instructed in their news scripts to ‘IGNORE Iraq events’.

“How do wildfires begin to burn out of control? We all know they begin with smaller fires, which then are whipped by high winds and begin spreading faster than firefighters can arrive to quench the smaller scattered flames. That is the easiest way to describe what is happening right now in the Mideast. A series of small fires ignited by ISIS is building toward a wildfire of renewed war and violence which will be impossible to put out in just a few more months. It’s not rocket science and I am not a military woman, but I’m not blind. What we have here is a growing conflagration, and it must be extinguished NOW, before it spreads into to Israel and every other important city of the Mideast which values the attributes of civilized living over chaos and sudden violent death.” – author, Screenshots news blog on 6.12.2014

During the events of the past three days in Iraq, [ 6.9.14 through 6.12.2014 ] I have repeatedly scoured every TV news outlet I can find, looking for ANY in-depth reporting which would attempt to explain to the American people how the bitter war in Iraq – including military aid work rendered over 13 years, the terrible cost of  1+ trillion dollars spent, 4,500 American lives lost, 12,000+ US soldiers maimed, and nearly 200,000 Iraqis lost  – could suddenly come crashing down down to the ground and be washed away in three short days, as ISIS Jihadi terrorists swept down into Iraq and took city after city, virtually unopposed.

ISIS Marching Toward Baghdad

Cities Under Siege in Iraq

“The jihadist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) has seized the Iraqi city of Mosul and looted $450 million from it’s banks, becoming the world’s richest terror group.” – IBT News

In the video below watch the street scenes closely and you will see several BRAND NEW US military vehicles sitting in ruins in the streets, burning. Many others are being hauled off to Syria to be used to fight Jihad in that “ruinous heap” against the tyrant Assad.  Those burning tanks are your tax dollars. That is your kids’ debt to the FED that they will be paying on for the rest of their natural lives, now stolen from the crumbling Iraqi military and being ported away to be used to wage Jihad in the Mideast. I don’t doubt that many of those expensive US armaments, including missiles, tanks, rifles, etc will end up being used to attack Israel at some point very soon. The American people had better pay attention right here, right now, to what is happening in Iraq. You paid for all this, and your children will continue to pay for it for decades to come. You better sit up and take notice.

The preposterously inadequate news report below RE: Iraq aired at 3 am in the dead of night from ABC News and lasted exactly 15 seconds. Are you kidding? Do you believe NOW that scripted TV news operates to “blacklist” certain news stories, no matter how urgent or important they are? These reporters spent more time chuckling about a man in Florida who was feeding alligators, than they spent reporting the most important news story in the Mideast in more than 60 years. THAT’S PSYCHOTIC. That’s “denial” of actuality on a scale that makes me shiver. That’s the kind of “hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil” news reporting that lead directly to 9-11, when all the signs were there, and no one was paying attention.

How could this happen? And why has the American news media chosen to stand aside and virtually refuse to report the story?

I reported on 6.12.2014: “It is my understanding from what little I have been able to glean off of alt news sites, that between 30,000 and 90,000 Iraqi troops, all of whom had been meticulously trained and armed by the US military over the past 8 years, for the most part simply laid down their arms, disrobed, changed into civilian clothes, left their military uniforms lying in the dust, and fled, as a mere 800 ISIS insurgents stormed into Mosul and took the city with virtually no opposition. Many deserting soldiers reported that their own commanders had ordered them to stand down and leave. It’s believed by some that Iraqi military commanders had cut a secret deal with ISIS prior to their attacks on Iraqi cities. It was also reported that Iraqi military commanders were the first to flee the coming confrontation, leaving thousands of their own enlisted men with no commanders to lead them. Most of the abandoned Iraqi soldiers then followed suit, and in the biggest act of collective cowardice observed in the modern era, they too removed their uniforms, left their rifles lying in the street, and fled to their homes, where they gathered their families and left the city. By several hours later highways were clogged with tens of thousands of vehicles trying to get out of Mosul, most heading for the northern border of Iraq that leads into Kurdistan. THAT unbelievable report, is what I am finding on the few US based sites and newscasts which have made an effort to report the gist of the story on how Mosul fell in 12 short hours. On 6.11.2014 while all of this was taking place, nearly every news outlet in the United States was re-telling the OJ Simpson story instead of reporting any news out of Iraq.”

Who is ISIS?

isis-beliefs

Outrage does not begin to describe my own personal emotional reactions to what is taking place. As if the events themselves were not catastrophic enough to rivet the sudden attention of the entire free world – back toward the heart of the Mideast – our own news organizations in the US have utterly failed to even begin to address the magnitude of these events or to adequately report them to the American people. We need the astute reporting of alternative news media now as never before.

All I can do is to urgently call upon all alternative news media people, journalists, bloggers, videographers who might be close to, or in the region of the mayhem, to post and report as much as you can about actual conditions on the ground, as our own news media here in the US is failing the American people on a scale I have never seen, as they insist on ignoring the biggest news story out of the Mideast since 1947.

At what point do the American people besiege their news media to URGENTLY begin reporting the actual news, and to cease and desist wasting our time with trifles, if this is NOT that moment?

Ultimately, ISIS seeks to create an Islamic state from where they would launch a global holy war. Perhaps that war is now beginning as Baghdadi’s ISIS eclipses Zawahiri’s al-Qaeda.”

Islamic Insurgents Advance Toward Baghdad

Mourners in Najaf, southern Iraq, 12 June

Related

 

UN Assembly Speech: “Terrorists from 83 Countries Now Fighting in Syria”

Tags: war, Syria, UN general assembly, speeches UN 9.30.2013, Mideast, terrorism, Al-Qaeda, terror groups, terrorists, Jihad

True or False? National Report News Blog: “Obama Had Nervous Collapse Last Week”

If this item below is NOT a piece of real news, it is certainly one of the cruelest pieces of internet rumor mill material I have seen in years. I re-posted the article in toto with links to all sources  so readers can go, look, and see for themselves then decide what they think happened, if anything.  I am looking for any corroborating evidence, but if this took place it will be buried and denied at all costs by the White House staff.

The most pressing evidence that Barack Obama may, in fact, be experiencing a REAL and genuine nervous breakdown is the statement he made recently about the federal debt and the US economy:

Obama Says That Increasing The Credit Limit Doesn’t Lead To More Borrowing

You know, as far as I am concerned, that’s evidence enough that Barack Obama not only has snow white hair at this point, but he also has several marbles missing from his pile.

This all begs an interesting question. WHAT IF a sitting president had a massive mental health meltdown sufficient to render him unable to carry out the duties of his office? It’s not as if the thought has not been pondered by others in the blogosphere. As recently as 2011 the WSJ reported that “The Left” was having a nervous breakdown over the failure of Obama’s presidency. Gee. If that were actually true, how the hell did the incompetent yet glossy son-of-a-bitch get re-elected? Doesn’t it just make you want to scream?

The prospect of Joe Biden taking over the reins of the nation should such a terrible thing occur as our Commander-in-Chief losing his ability to command seems dire, and frankly almost laughable, doesn’t it? I looked around online tonight for other news reports about Barack Obama’s mental health and “life-behind-the-scenes” in the White House. Apparently the Obama presidency has been riddled with unpleasant incidents, meltdowns, vitriolic partings of the ways [ Rahm Emmanuel, for example ] and other not so nice, not so stable episodes. Here’s a link to follow, which is full of more links to follow as well.

My personal take is that the news report is a piece of dark satire, a spoof.  Other media watchers agree. I’m sure Putin and his people are just eating this all up with powdered sugar to boot. But it’s very clear to everyone who’s paying attention to world events that Barack Obama got out-maneuvered by Vladimir Putin in recent weeks and is now experiencing a fairly epic come-uppance over his rush to fire missiles at Syria over a chemical weapons attack in August of VERY dubious origins.

Other interesting links I found from the first term:

White House Insider On Obama: The President Is Losing It  Sep. 7

White House Insider Part 2: The President needs to grow up.  Sep. 15

White House Insider: What The Hell Have We Done?   Sep. 18

White House Insider: The Clintons Are Going For It.  Sep. 21

White House Insider: Pelosi and Obama at War  Oct. 7

Here’s the report which is presently flying around the web, but it’s certainly not the first of it’s kind. I learned that this evening when I went looking into news report archives about the president’s mental health.

Meltdown in Washington: President Obama Reported Sedated Following Emotional Breakdown

Posted about 2 days ago | 585 comments

The President Seen Returning to the White House

The President Seen Returning to the White House

By Nigel J. Covington III
Editor-in-Chief

National ReportLate this afternoon White House insiders leaked information stating the president has suffered a mental breakdown and is presently resting and under a doctors care. This afternoon the National Report received three calls on our nationwide hot tip line (206) 222-1975. Two of the three callers are insiders known to the National Report to be reliable confidential informants.

The caller unknown to this publication is a low level employee who could only state that there was some kind of a medical emergency involving President Obama. The other two callers known to us are both support personnel within the Obama administration. Both confirmed this week has been a political disaster for the president and this has taken a tremendous toll on him.

Russian President Vladimir Putin Has Recently Shamed Obama on the World Stage

Russian President Vladimir Putin Has Recently Shamed Obama on the World Stage

Earlier this week Russian President Vladimir Putin derailed the president’s plan to bomb Syria and bury the U.S. in another war the people want nothing to do with and can ill afford to pay for. Putin negotiated a deal with Syria for control over its chemical weapons providing a peaceful resolution to a certain US attack. With the world watching Obama was forced to stand down causing him a great deal of shame and public embarrassment.

Before Putin extended the olive branch of diplomacy to resolve the Syrian crisis, he also agreed to grant asylum to Edward Snowden, the man who stole US secret documents that exposed the NSA secret program already underway and approved by President Obama to spy on all US citizens. Not only did Snowden expose the top secret NSA program to the world, he escaped US authorities in China and arrived in Russia where he repeatedly bitch-slapped the president by releasing more US secrets to the media.

Safely in the arms of Mother Russia Snowden, showed the world people how helpless and weak the Obama administration is at being utter failures at diplomacy, tact and statesmanship. While Putin and Obama were engaged in “negotiations” over Snowden’s extradition, Snowden and Putin were engaged in conversation about Snowden’s defecting to Russia.

Whistleblower Edward Snowden Exposed Obama-NSA scandal

Whistle-blower Edward Snowden Exposed Obama-NSA scandal

In one of the most crippling moments of President Obama’s tenure Putin cut a deal with Snowden for asylum giving the Russian president tons of other US secrets. Edward Snowden now lives safely beyond the reach of Obama’s dirty scandal ridden administration who would’ve imprisoned or killed Snowden without a trial clearly disregarding all of Snowden’s civil liberties and denying him the opportunity to explain his actions before a court of law who would determine Snowden’s fate… not Obama. Then Putin told Obama ‘no’ on Snowden’s extradition completely shaming the president in front of the world.

In the past couple weeks the big winners on the world stage have been Syria, Russia, Snowden and Putin; all at the expense of America’s impotent and fraudulent president.

Remember what Obama “sold” the American people in his 2008 bid for the presidency? Obama the “agent of revolution” guaranteed “change” instead he lied to everyone by promising the “most transparent” government – “no special interest” – “a new way of doing business” – “most honest” – “most righteous” – “the new beginning” – then there was the abortion of Obama’s world tour… what a national mortification. And today how many of these promises has the president kept?

President Obama - Epic Failure Shames America

President Obama – Epic Failure Shames America

Then today’s Gallup poll results have been absolutely devastating for the president and the Democratic party. Obama’s approval rating dropped to the lowest in presidential history, and support from the Democratic Party plummeted more than 25% from this time last year.

Our sources confirm late this afternoon a doctor was summoned to the oval office and remained with the president for about a half-hour. When the doctor emerged he was heard to say the president needed rest and would be sedated once he was moved to his bed. The White House has remained silent and has yet to make a statement publicly.

See http://nationalreport.net/meltdown-washington-president-obama-reported-sedated-following-emotional-breakdown/

Sources:

The Nixon Alliance Underground:
http://www.thenixonallianceunderground.com/obama-has-had-a-nervous-breakdown-and-he-does-not-know-it/

The Telegraph UK:
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/nilegardiner/100058278/a-presidency-on-the-verge-of-a-nervous-breakdown-5-key-reasons-why-barack-obama%E2%80%99s-future-looks-increasingly-bleak/

– See more at: http://nationalreport.net/meltdown-washington-president-obama-reported-sedated-following-emotional-breakdown/#sthash.YB6ZypU1.dpuf

See also The Truth Sets In: New Gallup Poll Bodes Ill for What’s Left of Obama’s Presidency

US Navy Men and Other Military Sound Off About Being Deployed to Syria: “Hell NO! I Did Not Sign Up to Fight For Al-Qaeda”

Re-blogged from The Blaze on 09.03.2013

‘Treason’ Or ‘Free Speech?’ – Are These Anti-Syria Strike Pictures From U.S. Military Members Okay? (Blaze Poll)

Sep. 2, 2013 11:46am

Since the U.S. has started serious discussions about taking military action against Syria, many have publicly spoken out against a possible military strike. And now it appears that some of our uniformed service personnel have come forward to express their disagreement with an attack, any attack on Syria.

More than 2,000 people have “liked” this image that was posted on Sunday.

Photo posted by member of the US Army

There were also photos posted from people wearing the uniforms of the Marines, Navy and Air Force. These have also received Facebook “likes” in the thousands.

US Marine on Syria

US Navy personnel on Syria

Military montage on Syria

Is this kind of behavior allowed? Well, there are rules concerning what uniformed military personnel can and cannot do, especially when it comes to making a political statement. In reviewing the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), Article 88 could come into play here. That section states:

Any commissioned officer who uses contemptuous words against the President, the Vice President, Congress, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of a military department, the Secretary of Transportation, or the Governor or legislature of any State, Territory, Commonwealth, or possession in which he is on duty or present shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.

We see that commissioned officers could be called to question if they posted a photo like those seen above. What about enlisted or non-commissioned personnel? The UCMJ has rules for these folks as well. According to Article 92, failure to obey an order could result in being court-martialed.

Any person subject to this chapter who–

(1) violates or fails to obey any lawful general order or regulation;

(2) having knowledge of any other lawful order issued by any member of the armed forces, which it is his duty to obey, fails to obey the order; or

(3) is derelict in the performance of his duties;

shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.

Where do you stand on this issue? Should members of the military be allowed to publicly post their disagreement with a possible strike on Syria while they are in uniform? Take part in our Blaze Poll and feel free to comment below.

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See http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/09/02/treason-or-free-speech-are-these-anti-syria-strike-pictures-from-u-s-military-members-okay-blaze-poll/

BREAKING: Syrian Rebels Admit Use of Chemical Weapons Supplied by Saudi Arabia, by AP Reporter Dale Gavlak

From May 2013, earlier this year:

Tags: Syria, Syrian rebels, Saudi Arabia, war, chemical weapons Syria, Sarin nerve gas, Turkey, Israel, Al Qaeda, FSA, Al-Nusra

Russian Jetliner Narrowly Avoids Missiles Fired Over Warring Syria

The jet eventually landed safely, but the incident was considered “dangerous”. An ongoing civil war in Syria is now spilling into commercial airways in the skies over the war-torn nation. More than 80,000 Syrians have died in the conflict. News outlets out of Europe report today that Muslims from other European nations are now traveling to Syria to join the Rebel opposition. European leaders are trying to take action to limit flights out of their countries which could possibly carry Jihadists into Syria, which would only further escalate the conflict.

BREAKING: US Military Boots on the Ground in Jordan: 200 US Troops Deployed to Jordan’s Border with Syria

We all know what this means. Once the “boots on the ground” threshold is crossed, it will only be a matter of time until more troops are deployed and the US will find itself embroiled in yet another Mideast conflict. I dreaded this news but also watched for it for months, well knowing that sooner or later we would be forced to send in our own due to the wreckage, war and anarchy in Syria. This should not have to become our battle, but we are loyal allies with Israel, and that forces our hand, like it or not.  The crack is open now. It will only get worse and the news will only become more dreadful out of Syria, where the Old Testament describes Damascus as becoming a “ruinous heap” in the end. Until Assad is dead there will only be death and carnage out of Syria, and the vacuum opened by his death will also leave a gaping rip in the geo-politics in the region where I am quite sure that “black flags” will try to rush in.

Tags: Syria, Jordan, wars rumors of wars, US troops deployed Jordan border, Mideast