Friday, October 3, 2014

World War III ... October 3

USA, UK, Canada, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Jordan, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Australia, Yemen,  France with (Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad ) Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Kurdistan, New Zealand, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Novorussia, Ukraine........... 

Lot of war news today.  Just saw a twitter discussion about UK jets' "friendly fire" on 30 Iraqi soldiers mistaking them for jihadis, or probably the jihadis were wearing Iraqi army uniforms.  Let's hope that was the case.

Warlord Stephen Harper, the PM of Canada gets his way. Torontonians prepare yourselves to see more coffins coming down the Highway of Heroes and Canadians prepare yourselves for more young men and women coming back with mental issues and not ever again living a normal sane life.  This is not our fight. 
Nobody is at our borders preparing to invade this country. 
From OttawaCitizen:
Canada to send CF-18 jets to Iraq in six-month mission  
More than 600 members of the Canadian military will be deployed as part of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s plan for a combat mission to send CF-18 fighter jets to battle ISIL extremists in Iraq.
The mission, to be debated and voted on in the House of Commons early next week, is shaping up to be politically explosive. Both the New Democrats and Liberals Friday rejected Harper’s rationale for combat and said they will oppose the government’s plan, which was spelled out in a motion introduced in Parliament.
The motion, to be debated Monday, is assured of passage because the governing Conservatives have a majority.
In an address to the House of Commons Friday, Harper said his plan will not include on-the-ground combat by Canadian soldiers and that he is trying to prevent Canada being sucked into a “prolonged quagmire.” The mission will last up to six months.....

Oh ... lookee lookee here! Biden telling the truth for once but of course omitting the two countries considered to be the main culprits in the creation of Frankenstein #2 on steriods. ..... USA and Israel.
From StrategicCulture:
Biden blames US allies in Middle East for rise of ISIS  
US Vice-President Joe Biden has accused America’s key allies in the Middle East of allowing the rise of the Islamic State (IS), saying they supported extremists with money and weapons in their eagerness to oust the Assad regime in Syria.

America’s “biggest problem” in Syria is its regional allies, Biden told students at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University on Thursday.

“Our allies in the region were our largest problem in Syria,” he said, explaining that Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the UAE were “so determined to take down Assad,” that in a sense they started a “proxy Sunni-Shia war” by pouring “hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of thousands of tons of weapons” towards anyone who would fight against Assad.

“And we could not convince our colleagues to stop supplying them,” said Biden, thus disassociating the US from unleashing the civil war in Syria.
“The outcome of such a policy now is more visible,” he said, as it turned out they supplied extremists from Al-Nusra Front and Al-Qaeda.
All of a sudden the regional powers that sponsored anti-Assad rebels awakened to the dawn of a major international security threat in the face of ISIS – now called Islamic State. After being essentially thrown out of Iraq it found open space and territory in eastern Syria and established close ties with the Al-Nusra Front which the US had earlier declared a terrorist group.....

The vid shows clearly that our own Western governments are our biggest enemies.  Those we consider to be jihadis are used by our governments as double agents and are paid the kind of money we will not see even in a lifetime of hard work.

Frankenstein beheads British hostage Alan Henning.
From Reuters:
 Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq  and Syria posted a video on Friday that appeared to show the beheading of British aid worker Alan Henning, triggering condemnation by the British and U.S. governments.
The footage on YouTube, highlighted on pro-Islamic State Twitter feeds, showed a bearded man in an orange jumpsuit kneeling next to a black-clad man in arid scrubland, similar to past Islamic State beheading videos of two Americans and a Briton.........

AND, threatens to behead another, an American.
From Time:
A video released Friday  by the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) appears to show the execution of British aid worker Alan Henning. A man identified as Peter Edward Kassig, an American, is then threatened with a similar fate.....
.....Kassig, a former Army Ranger who deployed to Iraq in 2007, spoke with TIME in January 2013 about his humanitarian work and beginning an aid group called Special Emergency Response and Assistance.....

From SouthAsiaForeignPolicy:
ISIS Makes Inroads in Afghanistan, Pakistan  
....Just three weeks after the pamphlets began appearing, it was reported that ISIS aligned militants launched their first brutal offensive in Afghanistan's central province of Ghazni alongside Taliban fighters, which left more than 100 people dead. Carrying the black flags of ISIS, they overran several villages, beheaded fifteen family members of local police officers, and burned at least 60 homes. This was a shocking incident to many observers in Afghanistan, as they believed Afghanistan is out of the range and off the agenda of ISIS.
ISIS's encroachment into Pakistan and Afghanistan comes at a time when extremism and the violence waged under such ideology, might be at its peak in both countries. At the same time, political deadlocks caused by the struggle over power combined with the failure of the governments in both countries and the wider region to respond to the legitimate aspirations of their people have significantly undermined the government's legitimacy in both countries, thus calling into question the very concept of modern nation states......

From Newsweek:
Ukrainian Nationalist Volunteers Committing 'ISIS-Style' War Crimes
Groups of right-wing Ukrainian nationalists are committing war crimes in the rebel-held territories of Eastern Ukraine, according to a report from Amnesty International, as evidence emerged in local media of the volunteer militias beheading their victims.
Armed volunteers who refer to themselves as the Aidar battalion “have been involved in widespread abuses, including abductions, unlawful detention, ill-treatment, theft, extortion, and possible executions”, Amnesty said.........

From Reuters:
Nine U.N. troops killed in worst attack yet on Mali force  
Nine United Nations peacekeepers in Mali were killed when heavily armed gunmen on motorbikes ambushed their convoy on Friday, the deadliest attack yet on U.N. troops in Mali, the mission said.
The attack on the peacekeepers from Niger took place in the region of Gao and highlighted a sharp increase in strikes on foreign troops based in Mali to prevent the return of al Qaeda-linked Islamists who seized the desert north in 2012.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was "shocked and outraged" by the attack, which constitutes a serious violation of international law, and he called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said. 
"They were targeting a convoy that included a fuel truck, knowing full well that an attack on a fuel truck would cause an even greater number of casualties, which adds to the horrendous nature of the crime," Dujarric said.
Dujarric said that 30 peacekeepers have been killed in Mali since the U.N. mission began in July last year, while another 90 have been wounded. He said Friday's attack took place between the northeastern towns of Menaka and Ansongo........

Last week there were vid clips purporting to show that the Donetsk airport was in Novorussia hands, however, the vid below posted today shows the battle for the airport is still ongoing between the separatists and Ukraine's units.  
You gotta watch this vid.  Pretty interesting. 

From Stripes:
 The U.S. Navy ended the search Thursday for a missing U.S. Marine in the Persian Gulf who bailed out of an MV-22 Osprey when it lost power after taking off from the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island.
The Marine was one of two aircrew members who went into the water Wednesday when it seemed the Osprey might crash. The other aircrew member was rescued and is in stable condition aboard the Makin Island, officials said.
The Osprey’s pilot was able to regain control of the aircraft and return to the ship. The Navy said the plane was participating in flight operations to support the military’s mission in Iraq and Syria..........

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