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Pt.3 Iraq’s Maidan Spring- Operation Annex Mosul is Well Under Way

pennyforyourthoughts2 - 7 hours 18 min ago

Operation Annex/Ethnically cleanse Mosul is underway- There is no delay. It's a go.

Finally Part 3- 
If you haven't read Part 1 and 2?
hattip S : who immediately noticed the abundant headlines screaming this morning about the death of an american soldier. North of Mosul.

S May 3, 2016 at 5:50 AMhttp://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-soldier-killed-in-iraq-by-islamic-state-fire-2016-05-03-71032426?siteid=rss&rss=1#:KWJq79ZK0w_wr
Timing? Interesting timing for sure. The soldier killed news is the kind of incident that can be used to justify/obfuscate all manner of activities. Same as the chaos in Baghdad.  Let's read the news regarding the US soldier- From Matthew VanDyke via WaPo - giving us, I must say, quite a recounting! Potentially muddying the waters up for the audience, when it's acknowledged quite clearly and implicitly that the soldier died by a single shot- a bullet- sniper fire.
“Matthew VanDyke, an American fighting alongside the Nineveh Plains Protection Units, said the Navy SEAL was hit by a sniper. A U.S. military official confirmed that the death was caused by a bullet. Making VanDyke's story about the Seals unloading on ISIS. A firefight with car bombs, all very hollywood, but, is it relevant to the sniper fire death caused by a bullet- I don't know? The soldier could have died prior to the all out battle described below?
VanDyke said that about 20 Navy SEALS arrived not long after the town was lost at around 6:00 a.m.

“They went straight into the fight,” he said. “They lined up on the edge of the town and they were unloading on ISIS.” He said the SEALS advanced in a convoy with peshmerga fighters.

“Every time we’d try to advance, they’d send car bombs,” he said.
The SEALs kept fighting but then ran low on ammunition and pulled out as hundreds of peshmerga reinforcements arrived, VanDyke said. “The SEALS were involved in direct action. That’s for sure.”

Mathew Van Dyke? That’s a familiar name. One I associate with perception management surrounding Syria. Is this the same person?  

Sputnik reports on the same incident: Joint Operation Kills 80 Daesh Fighters North of Mosul

With the Kurds providing the narrative of course:
Iraqi Peshmerga forces, aided by the US-led coalition against the Islamic State, also known as Daesh, eliminated 80 terrorists to the north of the Iraqi city of Mosul, Kurdistan Region Security Council said in a Twitter message on Tuesday.

"At least 25 ISIL [Islamic State] vehicles destroyed today, including 15 by the Peshmerga," the Security Council stated. "Over 80 ISIL terrorists killed. Further updates will follow."
At least 25 #ISIL vehicles destroyed today, including 15 by the Peshmerga. Over 80 ISIL terrorists killed. Further updates will follow.— KR Security Council (@KRSCPress) May 3, 2016​The Kurdistan Region Security Council said the Daesh sent three car bombs to combat the offensive and occupied Iraqi towns Tel Isqof and Musqelat near Mosul.

 Peshmerga forces were able to retake Musqelat within a few hours.
"Tel Isqof remains surrounded as @CJTFOIR [Coalition] warplanes target remaining ISIL positions," the council added.
Earlier on Tuesday, the US-led Coalition announced that a service member died while aiding counter-terrorist operations in Iraq.
Maybe a firefight took place? Maybe not. One thing is certain the PKK with the help of the US special forces have just taken a bit more of Iraq's territory north of Mosul. And one American soldier died, from a single bullet, fired by a sniper.

 The Crisis in Baghdad and the Liberation of Mosul- Paul Iddon
Less than a fortnight ago US President Barack Obama declared that by the end of this year conditions would be right for the fall of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city which has been an Islamic State (ISIS) stronghold since it was captured in June 2014.     It would seem to me the US would might like to have Mosul safely annexed and in the hands of their PKK terror counterparts by June. June of this year. A two year anniversary celebration has such a nice ring to it. Obama could use the  successful retake/ annexing of Mosul as a real  'feel good' ending to his presidential legacy. Perhaps he could outdo the George Bush stunt of so many years ago? 

May 1, 2003- Mission Accomplished Mission Accomplished?

 Paul Iddon continues:
 “My expectation is that by the end of the year, we will have created the conditions whereby Mosul will eventually fall," the US president said.Fall to whom?
 Biden had been, reportedly according to a senior US administration official, hoping that some progress could be made on Mosul before the extremely hot Iraqi summer. Abadi tweeted in late March that the “first stage of our offensive” to “liberate areas surrounding Mosul” had begun. a senior US official who traveled with Biden told the LA Times last Thursday that, “It’s our sense that if momentum is lost in the campaign, it’s more likely to happen on the political side than the military side.” The momentum to annex, ethnically cleanse,  Mosul is not going to be stopped by the 'chaos in Baghdad' because it was never dependent on Baghdad.
"The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants." (Albert Camus 1913-1960.)
An excerpt below from an article titled: Iraq - US Apocalypse in Mosul in the Guise of Bombing ISIS- One important section, read the rest at the link below:

Mosul: Liberation through annihilation
Incredibly on 23rd April, the Independent (2) reported another staggering piece of either disinformation or childish naivety, in a predictably familiar script : "A spokesperson for the US military said all possible precautions were taken to avoid 'collateral damage' ", but in approaching 7,000 airstrikes the number of confirmed civilian deaths had risen on Planet Pentagon to just - forty one.In another past it's sell by date mantra: 'Colonel Patrick Ryder, a spokesperson for Central Command, said the casualties were "deeply regretted" but maintained that the campaign was the "the most precise air campaign in the history of warfare." 'And here's another familiar one: "In this type of armed conflict, particularly with an enemy who hides among the civilian population, there are going to be, unfortunately, civilian casualties at times." The Geneva Convention, amongst other Treaties, Principles and Conventions, is specific on the protections of populations in conflict, Colonel Ryder should familiarize himself with the texts.So another onslaught in a quarter of a century of bombing Iraq is underway - another mass murder with a silly name: "Operation Inherent Resolve."Here is reality from Dr Souad Al-Azzawi, Award winning environmental scientist who gained her Ph.D from the Colorado School of Mines.Misguided or lyingShe states of just the onslaught on Mosul, her home, the ancient university city of 1.5 million, that the stated figures from US spokespersons are: " either misinformed about the real situation on the ground, since they are using drones and guided missiles, or airstrikes blindly, intentionally not saying the truth."I would like to list SOME of what the American's airstrikes have been targeting and killing in Mosul:* Destroyed are all state services buildings, including Municipalities in right and left sides of Mosul. When they bomb at night, all security personnel get killed or injured, also residents of close by areas, and adjacent properties are destroyed.* Bombed and destroyed all communication centers.Destruction of Dairy Production Factories in both left and right sides of Mosul. Casualties of these two are one hundred deaths and two hundred injuries among civilians who gathered to receive milk and dairy products from the factories.Dr Al-Azzawi reminds that this is reminiscent of the bombing of the baby milk factor outside Baghdad in 1991 with the claim it was a chemical weapons factory. This writer visited the factory ruins just months later, there were still charred containers of milk power - the machinery was provided and maintained by a company in Birmingham, England which specialized in infant food prodiction.* Bombing of Mosul Pharmaceutical Industries.* Mosul University was bombed with ninety two deaths and one hundred and thirty five injuries. Earlier estimates were higher, but many were pulled from the rubble alive. "They were students, faculty members, staff members, families of faculties, and restaurants workers."*Al Hadbaa and Al Khadraa Residential Apartments compounds. Fifty people killed (families) and one hundred injured.* Hay al Dhubat residential area in the right side of Mosul, two days ago, five women women and four children killed and the whole house. The father is a respected pharmacist who has nothing to do with ISIL.* Destruction of houses in front of the Medical College, killed twenty two civilians - eleven in one family.* Bombing Sunni Waqif Building, twenty deaths and seventy injuries   which included those in nearby commercial and residential buildings.* Car maintenance industrial areas in both left and right sides of Mosul destroyed with civilian's casualties.* Bombing of flour factories in both sides of Mosul.* Rafidain and Rasheed banks and all their branches in both sides of Mosul. Destruction of all commercial and residential areas in the vicinity of these places, with as yet unknown civilian casualties. (My emphasis.)* Central Bank of Mosul in Ghazi Street, with nearby residential and commercial properties.* Pepsi factory, currently producing ice cubes only. Three deaths and twelve injuries among the workers.* The Governor's house and close by guest house.* Mosul's old industrial compound destroyed, with parking area for fuel Tankers and cars. Three days ago, huge explosion of fuel tankers, one hundred and fifty deaths and injuries.* Urban Planning Directory in Hay al Maliyah bombed.* Engineering Planning Directory in Hay al Maliyah bombed.* Food Storages in left side of Mosul bombed.* Drinking water treatment plants bombed.* All electrical generation and transformer stations in the left side of Mosul bombed.* Domez land communications center in left side of Mosul destroyed.*Al Hurairah Bridge - and many more. Sigh. It should be clear to everyone who reads here that the offensive to liberate/annex/ethnically cleanse Mosul is well underway.

  Here's where we go back to Mosul Dam. As a tool of ethnic cleansing, collapsing the dam would make quick work of clearing land, of people and buildings. No worries about fighting in that hot Iraqi summer heat. It is indisputable that the US control the Dam.

 I simply can't discount the possibility the US would behave so monstrously, given their present day proclivities, not needing to speak of their past atrocities.

Also related:The end of Iraq is Nigh: Gorran Leader Nashirwin Mustafa returns from London.

And one last item of interest! 

 Velayati: Plots by certain countries to partition Syria, Iraq will never succeed

I'm still hopin' certain countries will fail...

 Speaking to the UN special envoy for Iraq Jan Kubis on Sunday, Velayati said the plots by certain western countries and regional reactionary states for dividing Syria and Iraq will be foiled through the vigilance of regional nations. Since the beginning of campaign against terrorism, the Islamic Republic of Iran has taken serious and practical measures in this regard, believing that supporters of terrorists in the region will bear consequences of their support.

'As the Islamic Republic of Iran predicted that the inferno of terrorism will hit its supporters as certain countries faced this destiny. The countries claiming to fight terrorists should take serious action in this connection as Iran did,' he added.
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Pt 2 Iraq's Maidan Spring- Order out of Chaos/ Washington Must Decide!

pennyforyourthoughts2 - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 14:58
There will be a 3rd part. I'm trying to keep these to readable lengths :)

Very briefly reiterating:
 
The protests that occurred in Iraq a couple of days ago, we’re NOT new protests. Nor was this the  first time the protests had taken place in and around the Green Zone. Protests have been taking  place since at least March of 2016. So, why did the war mongering media decide to report on these repeating protests, at this specific time?

1.The US and company need the cover of chaos to create the new order
2.The illusion of a central government in a unified Iraq is no longer necessary
3. Mosul


 I will relink all posts related to the above statement at the end of this latest entry


As expected, the media began immediately spinning on specific concepts/memes they want their audience to accept as reality. These memes should be rejected.  As I’ve already pointed out, the presentation of the protests was intentionally misleading therefore we should be prepared for more misdirection and obfuscation from the NATO media to advance the war making agenda!

The first batch of memes came in an approximate 24 hour period, from the Guardian:


I pointed some of them out in the comments section  from yesterday..

PennyMay 1, 2016 at 1:06 PMI was waiting for it!
And it didn't take long to appear...
The news talk for the week, from the Guardian!
Viability of Iraq's government in Question

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/01/viability-of-iraq-baghdad-green-zone-moqtada-al-sadr

"In one afternoon, the fragility of state control was exposed by the power of the street"
Ignoring the lie about one afternoon, you get the grass roots aka "power of the street" meme.

"Iraq’s legislature had three time refused to agree to reforms that would replace a corrupt cabinet with technocrats"
Technocrats just like Ukraine---- such a familiar theme
Italy too. 

"At issue now, is the very viability of Iraq"



Well, that's what the msm want's you to believe? Note the reinforcement of the originating premise? However, I've repeatedly quoted Ash Carter" “The U.S. plan to accelerate the campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq is not dependent upon whether Iraq can achieve political unity”  Making very clear that the viability or the unity of Iraq is not even a consideration!

"Public officials are starting to talk openly about a future state that is not bound by the same borders or political system"
"Talking openly"? Dismantling Iraq has been spoken of quite openly for some time now- Ditto for remaking the middle east. Is the Guardian article telling us that now the media is going to 'talk openly' , publicly and more often, about the dismantling/balkanization of Iraq since the time has come to move the agenda forward?

Followed up by Al Jazeera: 

PennyMay 1, 2016 at 5:03 PM"People power" looks to be the meme, again.

Is people-power emerging in Iraq?

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestory/2016/05/people-power-emerging-iraq-160501194556329.html
 Today there have been numerous news reports framed along the same lines. 

With headlines such as this.  Days of Chaos in Baghdad: Protest or Meltdown?

 Pay attention to the words emplyed by NYT's:
"Mr. Sadr resurfaced in February to lead protests supporting measures by Mr. Abadi to reduce government waste, tackle corruption and end sectarian quotas"  (as I've mentioned the protest have been ongoing for months now) "Mr. Sadr is nominally an ally of Mr. Abadi, and the protests were seen as an effort to push Mr. Abadi’s opponents to approve a cabinet filled with technocrats rather than officials loyal to a party or sect"Nominally? That's interesting. Nominally means "in name only- ostensibly" You could assume because Abadi is Shiite and Sadr is Shiite they are allies. You would be mistaken!
Nominally defined:  by or as regards name; in name; ostensibly:
Example: He was nominally the leader, but others actually ran the organization.
Sadr is not an ally of Abadi- Sadr is an ally of NATO. He played a role in the ouster of Maliki. He is repeating this role.
 "Mr. Sadr is unpredictable and cannot be seen as a reliable ally" Why did the protest end so quickly?
 "It was a tactical withdrawal. After they jubilantly occupied Parliament on Saturday afternoon, the demonstrators moved by evening to another area of the Green Zone" The protests have been going on weekly for months now- NYT's already informed you all of that, as did I, yesterday.

What really happened?"Images of Iraqis storming Parliament over the weekend made it seem as though a popular revolution were at hand. In reality, it was something else: partly a legitimate expression of popular anger, but partly political theater" "seem as though it was a popular revolution" Entirely "political theater" in my estimation.

And how was it the protestors were able to make such political theater? Inquiring minds want to know. Since this makes Abadi look really lame, I'm more apt to believe the nugget below.

" And a militia aligned with the protesters took over security around Parliament, suggesting a deal with the security forces"Repeating this statement of fact:
 And a militia aligned with the protesters took over security around Parliament, suggesting a deal with the security forces.
Militia aligned with protestors took over the security- YUP, looks to be the case. The NYT's article ends with a very interesting link back to an article from 2006 written by Joe Biden:

A decade ago, as a senator, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. called for the partition of Iraq, an idea that is likely to resurface if Iraq continues on the path it is taking.
From  Joe Biden - 2006:  "The first is to establish three largely autonomous regions with a viable central government in Baghdad. The Kurdish, Sunni and Shiite regions would each be responsible for their own domestic laws, administration and internal security" No central government really necessary.

Finally: If Iraq PM fails to survive chaos, Washington must decide what's next

The Iraqi PM will fail as Washington has already decided.

Joe Biden: Gettin' er done!
US Vice-President Joe Biden steps off a C-17 military transport plane upon his arrival in Baghdad on Thursday.

Biden visits Iraq Thursday April 28/16.
Nashirwin Mustafa reappers in Iraq on Thursday April 28/2016
On Saturday we get the show from the Green Zone- Coincidence? No, of course not! 
That's what I'd call Coordination! Cooperation!  Collusion! All actions undertaken when people Conspire.

 The feeling of the vice-president and his advisers was that Iraqi politics were on a trajectory to greater calm and that the battle against IS would now proceed more effectively.   No one is talking that way now. "There's a realisation that the government, as it's currently structured, can't hold," said Doug Ollivant, a former military planner in Baghdad and senior fellow at the New America Foundation. "It's just not clear how the Iraqis get out of this. I just don't see how they will." It is equally unclear how the administration will move forward if Mr Abadi is unable to consolidate his tenuous grip on power.   Because Iraqi society is so fractured along ethnic and sectarian lines, Mr Khedery said the administration should adopt a more decentralised approach, working directly with individual Sunni, Shiite and Kurdish leaders. "What you have is a society that is deeply polarised between communities and even polarised within those communities," he said. "We need a radical new formula."
I for one am quite certain that Washington has already decided on a plan.

  • Stay tuned for Part 3

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Iraq's Maidan Spring? Part 1The end of Iraq is Nigh: Gorran Leader Nashirwin Mustafa returns from London. 
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Iraq's Maidan Spring? Part 1

pennyforyourthoughts2 - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 11:59
Long but worthwhile:

Nawshirwin Mustafa returns from London. All groomed and ready to go. Within hours, literally, the green zone is allegedly , maybe conveniently, breached as protestors enter the highly fortified complex. Conflicting reports are all the rage! And demands for a technocratic government are made?  Sorting fact from fiction? Reality from perception management?


First:  The end of Iraq is Nigh: Gorran Leader Nashirwin Mustafa returns from London
“Nawshirwan Mustafa has examined several evaluations for solving issues in Kurdistan during his visit to London,” Mahmoud said. “He has a plan to deal with the region’s situation.”“ Mustafa’s return would initiate a political movement in the region” You can find these next stories in the Friday’s post ( relinked directly above) in comment section

Second: Iraq Green Zone Breach

PennyApril 30, 2016 at 7:45 AM“Hundreds of protesters climbed over the blast walls surrounding Baghdad's highly-fortified Green Zone for the first time on Saturday.

Cellphone video uploaded to social media showed dozens of young men running through the halls of parliament, chanting slogans in support of al-Sadr and calling for the government to disband.

Earlier on Saturday, a bombing in a market filled with Shiite civilians in Baghdad killed at least 21 people and wounded at least 42 others, according to police and hospital officials”
 Earlier on Saturday, a bombing in a market filled with Shiite civilians in Baghdad killed at least 21 people and wounded at least 42 others, according to police and hospital officials
As I pointed out in the comment:
The bomb in the market would have rallied the masses and breaching the 'HEAVILY FORTIFIED" green zone (no guards/no gun fire) had to have been allowed, encouraged, knowing it would all be uploaded to anti social media as part of a psychological operation

"Clearly the US is moving on Mosul sooner, rather then later, as I expect"It appears to me as if all this confusion, discord and chaos is part of the prep work for the move on Mosul. As has been stated and reiterated in two previous posts. 

- Gearing up for the Annexation of Mosul. Destroying Iraq & Maybe Mosul Dam too!
 
- Annexing Mosul, Destroying Iraq & Collapsing Mosul Dam (Making way for Badush): Part 2

 Ash Carter has stated quite clearly. “The U.S. plan to accelerate the campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq is not dependent upon whether Iraq can achieve political unity”
"Clearly the US is moving on Mosul sooner, rather then later, as I expect"Third: We have a demand for a ‘technocratic government”

Maybe. As readers may recall, a technocratic government was the desired government for Ukraine. Yes, Maidan protestors wanted a less corrupt more fair government too. Or so we were told?
Al Sadr wants this too. Or so we are told?

PennyApril 30, 2016 at 8:04 AM
Shia Mob in Iraq Demands More Technocrats?
Oh really!!!!
http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2016/04/shia-mob-iraq-demands-more-technocrats
Mother Jones
Oddly, the "firebrand cleric" Sadr (remember when that practically used to be his first name in news reports?) is demanding that...the current hacks running government ministries be replaced with nonpartisan technocrats.
Technocrats, eh?

 Something that makes me a bit suspicious about exactly what went on yesterday or even when it went on:
Kuwait News Agency - MARCH 31/2016- Al Sadr ends Strike after Cabinet Reshuffle:

March 31/2016. KUNA. Baghdad ? Not April 30 2016? Gee that's odd.

“ Iraqi cleric Muqtada al Sadr and his followers ended Thursday (March 31/2016), their strike INSIDE and OUTSIDE the capital’s Green Zone after Prime Minister Haider al Abadi announced candidates for the upcoming cabinet shuffle

However demonstrations will continue every Friday of the week to pressure the  parliament to vote on the new cabinet line up, Al Sadr said while addressing his supporters INSIDE the Green Zone.

He also urged political blocs to bear their national responsibilities and look after the public interests in order to complete the national reformation program, pointing out the current high risk level in the country”
The images shown yesterday. Did that protest occur yesterday? Did it occur sometime in the month of April not necessarily yesterday? Did it occur in March? I don't know.
(Please read the rest at the link, I just can’t type any more of it out!)

****Proof positive the news produced for a psychological operation, against us, are part and parcel of the same ongoing protests, taking place every week since sometime in March!
Check this out!Iraqi protesters end Green Zone sit-in

Most important tidbit??? : "Protesters camped out in Baghdad's Green Zone for 24 hours have left the heavily fortified government district after issuing demands for political reform but they pledged to return by the end of the week to keep up the pressure" These protests are nothing new!******


Fourth: Contradictory news reports
PennyApril 30, 2016 at 3:26 PMBaghdad has declared a State of Emergency
according to NATO news

http://abcnewsradioonline.com/world-news/iraqi-protesters-storm-baghdad-parliament-state-of-emergency.html

"A state of emergency was declared when the supporters of influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr broke through the area, home to most ministries and foreign embassies including the U.S. embassy"

Or not? According to Iraqi news!

http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/baghdad-operations-denies-imposing-curfew-baghdad/

"Baghdad Operations Command denied on Saturday imposing a curfew in the capital, Baghdad, while confirmed that everything in under control and pointed out that the General Commander of the Armed Forces Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered the security authorities to confront any attempt to attack on the public property.

A spokesman for Baghdad Operations, Brigadier General Saad Maan, said in a press statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “There is no truth to the presence of a curfew in the capital, Baghdad, as reported by some media,” asserting that, “Things are under control until now.”
The claims of a state of emergency being declared due to these ongoing protests is questionable.
Since the protests have been a regular occurrence for more then a month now. Inside and outside of the Green Zone... So, would they ( Baghdad) declare a state of emergency for something that’s been happening for weeks and weeks now?
 

I left a final comment regarding the protestors leaving the green zone last night
PennyApril 30, 2016 at 5:57 PMhttp://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/source-demonstrators-begin-withdraw-green-zone-central-baghdad/

"On Saturday, a security source in Baghdad province announced, that the followers of the Sadrist Movement have begun withdrawing from the Green Zone in central Baghdad.
Sounds like a regular protest.

Which takes us to my fifth point!

The real question is why does the NATO war mongering media wish to make us all aware, at this time, about the political situation in Iraq? Unless the global war makers are set to make a move under cover of all this chaos- I think that is the case.

Could it have been because Iraqi forces had a fairly good victory yesterday against NATO's terrorists? And, they want all this chaos as a distraction for their move on Mosul?


PennyApril 30, 2016 at 3:44 PMIraqi forces took control of parts of Anbar
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950211001178

security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told al-Baghdadia satellite television network that Iraqi government forces took full control of the villages of Khazraj and al-Nowaiem, located more than 140 kilometers (85 miles) West of the capital, Baghdad, following heavy exchanges of gunfire with the ISIL.

Iraqi troopers also killed an unspecified number of the militants in the process and destroyed a large amount of their munitions.

Separately, fighters from the Popular Mobilization units brought down an unmanned aerial vehicle operated by ISIL terrorists in the Southern suburbs of Mosul, located some 400 kilometers (250 miles) North of Baghdad, as it was flying over the area and surveying the pro-government fighters.

Also on Friday, four high-ranking ISIL commanders were killed in a series of airstrikes carried out by the Iraqi Air Force in the country’s Northern province of Kirkuk.

Jabbar al-Mamouri, a commander of the pro-government Popular Mobilization units, told Arabic-language al-Sumaria satellite television network that the Takfiri terrorists were killed as Iraqi fighter jets targeted the terror group’s key headquarters in the town of Hawijah, located about 282 kilometers (175 miles) North of the capital.

Mamouri added that the aerial assaults also killed dozens of the commanders’ companions, who had come together for a meeting at the time of the attacks.
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  1. PennyApril 30, 2016 at 3:46 PM
            http://en.alalam.ir/news/181330 "4 commanders of Takfiri terrorists have been killed as the Iraqi warplanes targeted the terror group’s key headquarters in the southwestern district of Hawijah on Friday. Besides, Iraqi forces managed to liberate the villages of Khazraj and Nuwai'am in Anbar province.

The Takfiri terrorists were killed as the Iraqi warplanes targeted the terror group’s key headquarters in the southwestern district of Hawijah on Friday, Arabic-language al-Sumaria news website reported, quoting Jabbar al-Mamouri, a commander of the pro-government Popular Mobilization Units.

Mamouri added that the airstrikes also killed dozens of the commanders’ companions, who were at a meeting at the time of the attack.

Meanwhile, Iraqi fighter jets also killed at least 32 other Daesh terrorists in al-Rashad region and Bashir village in the province.
Earlier on Friday, Iraqi ground troops backed by the country’s Air Force also killed 91 Daesh Takfiris as the terrorists mounted offensives against the villages of Mahana and Kharbardan, south of the militant-held city of Mosul.
There will be a second part
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The end of Iraq is Nigh: Gorran Leader Nashirwin Mustafa returns from London.

pennyforyourthoughts2 - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 17:39
Properly groomed, no doubt. And by groomed, I’m not talkin’ hair and nails.

Gorran leader Nawshirwan Mustafa returns to Iraqi Kurdistan
SULAIMANI, Kurdistan region ‘Iraq’,— Change Movement (Gorran) head Nawshirwan Mustafa arrived in Sulaimani International Airport in Iraqi Kurdistan on Thursday after seven months in Europe. (Europe? How about London)
Gorran Politburo member Aso Mahmud said the Gorran leader’s return would affect the political situation in the Kurdistan Region.Mahmoud predicted Mustafa’s return would initiate a political movement in the region and said the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) was waiting for the “return of Nawshirwan Mustafa.”
 Here too

 Change Movement (Gorran) head Nawshirwan Mustafa arrived in Sulaimani International Airport on Thursday (April 28) after seven months in Europe.
Gorran Politburo member Aso Mahmoud said the Gorran leader’s return would affect the political situation in the Kurdistan Region.Mahmoud predicted Mustafa’s return would initiate a political movement in the region and said the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) was waiting for the “return of Nawshirwan Mustafa.”“Nawshirwan Mustafa has examined several evaluations for solving issues in Kurdistan during his visit to London,” Mahmoud said. “He has a plan to deal with the region’s situation.”Mustafa went to Germany for medical treatment in September 2015. After his stay in Germany, he went to the U.K. and during his time there he has met with a number of Kurdish officials.
Bye, bye Barzani.  Good bye Iraq. Hello Israel 2.0

If you are unfamiliar with Gorran and Mr Mustafa refresh your memory...


'Keep it under your hat!   We’ve discussed the rather violent Gorran party, on several occasions, here at the blog.  Gorran is the PKK affiliate party, challenger to KDP in the Iraqi Kurdish region. There is some misinformation around, seeming to originate with Israel, that Gorran is an Iranian supported party. If it is supported by anyone in Iran, it is Iranians who identify as kurds.  So, who are the real benefactors of Gorran?  
A very vital clue may come from the fact that the leader of Gorran, a man called Mustafa, has left Iraq for London. Yes, the London that is in England! And has been there now for months under the pretext of receiving medical treatment!   Also:  Izzat Ibrahim Al Douri-King of Clubs & Nawshirwan Mustafa- Gorran Party
From Earlier: US Controls Info and Data Regarding Mosul Dam. Why?
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US Controls Info and Data Regarding Mosul Dam. Why?

pennyforyourthoughts2 - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 16:18
DW
 
I’ll be highlighting very important facts:

Since February US authorities have been issuing warnings that the dam could collapse any day. They produced maps to show that the enormous amount of water would flood not only Mosul within hours, but also downstream Tigris cities like Tikrit and Baghdad.

Engineers working there (Mosul Dam) are not impressed. "Nobody has asked us to leave," Marwan, who has been working at the power plant of the dam for almost 30 years, told DW. Like most engineers he lives in a village next to the dam that will be hit first if it collapses. But that is not even possible right now, he claims: "The water level is too low for this to happen, and we are careful not to let it rise too much."

To visit the engineers in their village of low prefab houses that the ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein had built in the 1980s, DW sneaked into the militarized zone the Kurdish peshmerga troops in control of the dam have put in place. That's also why the engineers who were willing to be interviewed did not want reveal their real names and identities for fear of losing their jobs.
 The engineers don’t want to reveal their real names because the PKK and other Kurds are in charge of this totally militarized zone.

 Normal risk level

Their story is not only confirmed by a third colleague working at the dam, but also the Iraqi minister of Water Resources, Muhsin al-Shammari. He told Reuters news agency recently that "the looming danger to the Mosul dam is one in a thousand. This risk level is present in all the world's dams."

Khaleel, who's been working at the dam for 23 years, is involved in the operation to inject cement into the spongy soil underneath the dam. Work was halted for about a month when fighters of the "Islamic State" (IS) group captured the dam and the surrounding area in July 2014.
 As I’ve repeatedly stated the dam is in NATO/Kurd hands in a completely militarized zone- ISIS is not in control of this dam. Nor are they particularly close to it. This is important.

"The whole area is now under military control, with a defence wall and control posts" I’ll repeat that fact!

"The whole area is now under military control, with a defence wall and control posts"


America controls data from the sensors 
" US army engineers have placed sensors on the dam, and base their warning on the readings. They claim the gaps in the soil are forming faster than concrete gets injected. "Only they have the data, we do not," Khaleel complains"Repeating:
"Only they have the data, we do not," Khaleel complains.

Professor Kamel al-Mohsin, who specializes in dams and water resources at Mosul University, confirms the problem. The Americans, he says, monopolize their data, without it nobody really knows what is going on. "I only have a report, but none of the measurements it is based on," he told DW.  He does not think that "the danger is imminent."Why is the US monopolizing the data? Shouldn't the Iraqis have access to that data?
Of course they should! However.. if the US provided the Iraqis with the actual data then the Iraqis may be able to seriously counter the claims and warnings made by the US. Clearly the US does not want the Iraqi engineers to be able to challenge the claims and warnings.
If the US wants to take out the dam, denying the Iraqis this very important information is key. 

One of the defects the Americans base their warnings on - the sluice door in the dam that is not opening - does not worry him. It can be repaired, and for the time being the other one can be used to discharge water into the Tigris.

And finally experiences from the past indicate that the dam is stronger than it seems. "Both in 1988 and 1991 the water levels almost reached maximum, only two more meters and the dam would have overflowed. The pressure on the dam was at its peak. On top of that, the Americans bombed the power plant in 1991 in their war against Saddam, putting extra stress on the dam. And despite all this, it did not break," Marwan said.
Interesting. Very Interesting.
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Commissar Avakian's Evil Ambitions (Updated, May 2)

freedominourtime - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 00:12




Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakianbears a strong resemblance to Mikhail Gorbachev. That comparison is misleading: There’s no reason to believe that the former Soviet ruler was ever as passionately devoted to Communism as his doppelganger from the Beaver State. Unlike Avakian, furthermore, Gorbachev conceded that there were limits to his power, and eventually stopped trying to abolish property rights by decree. Commissar Avakian has just gotten started on that mission.Since 2008, Avakian has afflicted Oregon business owners as chief commissar of the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI). Seeking to expand the compass of his power to visit ruin on a state from which he should be exiled, Avakian is running for the position of secretary of state. As defined by the state constitution and statutes, that occupant of that office is little more than a glorified file clerk who administers public records, supervises elections and notaries public, and sits on a couple of bureaucratic panels. Avakian, who as BOLI commissar has made an art out of acting beyond his brief, believesthat as secretary of state he would have the authority to audit private businesses, establish “equal pay” guidelines by fiat, and impose penalties on anybody who offends the canons of environmental correctness. He has admitted on at least one occasion that the things no Oregon secretary of state has exercised the powers he describes, but blithely insists that “I think that’s a mistake” – thereby casually confirming that his whims constitute the only law to which he defers. Not surprisingly, Avakian’s neo-Leninism has endeared him to cultural revolutionaries in Oregon, but has alarmedwhat we might call the Menshevikfaction within the state’s Democratic Party. He may not survive the May 17 primary; indeed, the last time he ran for a position other than BOLI Commissioner was 2011, when he was buried in a race to fill a vacant congressional seat. Avakian’s most ambitious project doesn’t require him to change jobs. His office is data-mining US Census findings to create what he promises will be the “gold standard” index of wage information correlated by “gender, race, and religion – all the protected categories.” This information would be used to create an “action plan” to end “wage disparity” in the labor market. And, of course, in addition to using those findings to unleash litigation against employers in Oregon, “we’ll be sharing it with other states” in order to propagate similar misery elsewhere in the soyuz, Avakian boasted in a recent campaign address. It’s quite likely that Avakian is using both his current office, and his campaign for Oregon secretary of state, to audition for a position in a Hillary Clinton administration. His resume is a bit thin, but his vaunting ambition and bottomless self-regard – coupled with his limitless hostility toward less enlightened human beings – might qualify him for a mid-level spot in the Department of Labor. They broke no law, but were ruined nonetheless: The Kleins.He would see that promotion as a reward – and Oregonians who belong to the productive class would see his departure as a relief. If this were to happen, Avakian’s successor would have to deal with the institutional unpleasantness that will ensue once his signature accomplishment, the ruinous $135,000 punitive award imposed on an innocent Christian couple who once ran a bakery in Gresham, is undone by an actual court.Although it is an executive branch agency, the BOLI pretends to be a court, albeit one that reflects the Soviet, rather than the American, legal tradition. The Commissioner hires a cadre of prosecutors who present civil actions before an administrative law judge, who is also supervised by the Commissioner.

The same Commissioner brings civil actions, in the agency’s name, against targeted businesses, so he is a party to every dispute that is brought before the “court” (or “forum,” as it is formally called). The administrative law judge then makes findings of fact, and issues an order directing remedial action and a punitive award. That order is then reviewed by the Commissioner, who can revise it as he sees fit – despite, once again, being a party to the dispute. Respondents in BOLI actions do not enjoy the same due process rights that are afforded in both criminal and civil trials. The administrative law judge in BOLI proceedings does not have the authority to impose sanctions on the Commissioner or his hired prosecutors in cases of misconduct. All of this explains why Aaron and Melissa Klein, after being hit with a discrimination complaint in January 2013 for exercising their right to decline a business proposal, petitioned to have the case tried in a district court, rather than in Avakian’s proprietary Star Chamber. By the time the couple filed that motion, Avakian – who, recall, is the final arbiter of the controversy – had publicly pre-judged the case by openly stating that the couple, by refusing to create a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony not then legally recognized by the State of Oregon, had committed an unlawful act of discrimination. He also characterized them as thought criminals who needed to be “rehabilitated.”Since that motion was made before a forum Avakian controlled, it was denied, of course – but it’s worth focusing for a moment on his use of the term “rehabilitated.”In addition to revealing the depth of Avakian’s totalitarian impulses, his use of that clinical term demonstrates the poverty of the case against the Kleins. They had supposedly injured the couple, Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer, by declining to take their money to create a wedding cake. If the lesbian couple were the injured party, why was it the supposed offenders who needed to be “rehabilitated”?
Sticks and stones may break your bones, but hurt feelings are really lucrative. During his testimony before the BOLI, Aaron Cryer, the brother of one of the supposed victims, stated that “the whole reason of pursuing this case is … to change [the] behaviors” of people like the Kleins, who subscribe to the pre-Obergfell definition of marriage as a union between a biological man and a biological woman. The ideologically motivated nature of the lawsuit against the Kleins was made clear in Avakian’s public comments, and discussed in email and social media conversations among the “victims” and their families early in 2013. Those conversations were subpoenaed by the defense during the discovery process, and were among 109 pages of evidence withheld by the prosecution until practically the eve of the “trial.” Chief prosecutor Jenn Gaddis, lying with the practiced ease one expects from someone in her position, pretended that this was an oversight. However, 20 of the 26 prosecution exhibits drew from those 109 pages of long-withheld discovery evidence. If this case had been heard before a legitimate court – even in the People’s Republic of Western Oregon -- that act of prosecutorial misconduct would have been sufficient to have the complaint thrown out with prejudice.The 614-page appeal contains extensive excerpts from the official record of the case documenting that Avakian, working in collusion with a pressure group called Basic Rights Oregon, misrepresented the state’s anti-discrimination law, pre-judged the case prior to a hearing, exceeded his agency’s mandate, and violated the constitutional rights of the Kleins by claiming that they were required to participate in a ritual that violated their long-established and deeply held religious beliefs. Their refusal to create a specific product containing a message with which they disagreed was not a denial of “public accommodations,” but the lawful exercise of their free speech rights – a distinction that is recognized in the controlling Supreme Court precedent. The Kleins were denied the opportunity to depose key witnesses. They were likewise not permitted to follow up on a critical question that arose when they were tardily provided with the suppressed 109 pages of discovery evidence: Why did Rachel, in a January 17, 2013 email written immediately after Aaron Klein had declined to make a wedding cake for the couple, claim that “This is twice in this wedding process that we have faced this kind of bigotry.”Had they previously been turned down by another baker before seeking out the Kleins? Three years earlier, the couple had bought a wedding cake from the Kleins for Rachel’s mother, Cheryl McPherson. The Kleins, who knew that Rachel and Lauren were a gay couple, happily and respectfully provided them with that service, because it did not involve expressing a message, and participating in a ritual, to which they had moral objections. The couple complied with anti-discrimination law by accommodating customers of all varieties, but they did not offer products that were incompatible with their Christian worldview. Again, this is a valid and legally recognized distinction, even under the prevailing anti-discrimination regime. If Rachel and Lauren had been previously stiff-armed by another baker, why didn’t they file a discrimination complaint in that instance? Another – in my opinion, likelier – explanation is that the “bigotry” they describe was displayed by a county clerk who refused to grant the couple a marriage license because, once again, the State of Oregon at the time did not legally recognize same-sex marriage. Aaron and Melissa Klein were aware of this. What Commissar Avakian describes as “unlawful discrimination” by the Kleins was actually an act in which they obeyed the law as it stood at the time. “Oregon state agencies, including BOLI, were and are places of public accommodation [under state law],” notes the couple’s appeal. “Until May of 2014, county clerks, acting as agents of the state, were openly denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples because Oregon’s Constitution limited marriage to the union of one man and one woman. Thus, it is evident that the state of Oregon itself distinguished between same-sex marriage and sexual orientation” for the purposes of public policy, just as the Kleins did for purposes of business transactions.

“If BOLI now wants to take the contrary view and hold itself to the same standard it seeks to apply to Respondents, it must confess the state of Oregon engaged in official discrimination based on sexual orientation,” the appeal continues. This would mean either that the state officials who carried out that policy would be personally liable to pay restitution to the “victims” of that policy, or that the judgment against the Kleins must be vacated. Without using the term, the Kleins’ appeal is describing a form of “entrapment by estoppel,” a defense arising when “a government official affirmatively assures the defendant that certain conduct is legal” and the defendant acts on that assurance – only to be prosecuted for the same conduct. Where this case differs from others dealing with entrapment by estoppel (apart from the fact that it is a civil, rather than criminal, matter) is that there was no existing law that defined what the Kleins did as “unlawful discrimination.”The BOLI, which has no legislative authority, is in the habit of inventing “law” through its own rulings – and then discarding those “laws” at the Commissioner’s whim. This is demonstrated by the fact that Avakian imposed a $135,000 penalty on the Kleins for a single act of supposedly unlawful discrimination that occurred during a ten-minute conversation.

To palliate their hurt feelings, Rachel was awarded $75,000, Laurel the relative pittance of $60,000. Avakian had originally demanded $75,000 for each of them, but the administrative law judge, exercising a particle of discretion at a time when it did no material good, reduced Laurel’s award because she wasn’t actually in the room when Aaron Klein expressed his supposedly unlawful view of marriage. Avakian pretends that this punitive award “is consistent with [BOLI’s] prior orders.” The Kleins’ appeal points out that in a previous case the agency awarded $50,000 to a victim who was “repeatedly assaulted and threatened with a firearm,” and in another it awarded the same amount to a victim “who had been punched in the head” and “sexually harassed” over a prolonged period. Through ideologically inspired capriciousness, Avakian concluded that hurting the feelings of someone belonging to a “specially protected class” is a graver offense than physically and sexually assaulting someone who doesn’t qualify for that status. The BOLI, summarizes the Kleins’ appeal, invented a “novel interpretation” of Oregon’s anti-discrimination statutes in order “to stamp out dissent to a new social orthodoxy that embraces same-sex weddings….” As Aaron Cryer testified, that was “the whole reason of pursuing this case.”If Commisar Avakian is elected Oregon’s secretary of state, he will give himself permission to stamp out dissent of many other kinds. Since he has pledged to use that office to battle “climate change,” it’s reasonable to expect that he would enlist in ongoing efforts to punish “climate deniers,” for example. He has no opponent in his re-election campaign for Labor Commissioner, and he would continue to aggrandize himself, and the powers of that office, until and unless Oregon’s long-suffering business owners do whatever is necessary to lance the BOLI boil.

UPDATE:


The day after this piece was published, The Oregonian -- a progressive newspaper that previously condemned Avakian for his "fascistic gag order" in the Sweetcakes case -- took a pin to the commissar's grotesquely inflated self-image:
"Voters would be understandably confused if they thought Brad Avakian was running not for secretary of state, but rather for governor, attorney general or perhaps a new post of progressive superhero....
The problem is that Avakian has already shown he is willing to misuse his power in order to further causes that he believes in. As labor commissioner, he oversaw a discrimination case against a Christian bakery that refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple. While he rightfully found that the bakery's owners, Aaron and Melissa Klein, had violated state law prohibiting such discrimination, he didn't stop there. Instead, he declared that the bakery owners had also violated a separate law that prohibits businesses from advertising an intent to discriminate. Among the offending statements was an interview Aaron Klein gave to a reporter in which he recounted the conversation he had with the would-be customer....


Avakian's oversized ambitions for the office are worrisome on their own. But he has the full support of several organizations that appear to embrace his concept of an activist-elected official in a position unsuited for such partisan advocacy.... When choosing a secretary of state, Oregonians should favor the candidate who is best suited to do the job he or she seeks — not the one who promises to push it in new and ideologically freighted directions for political gain."


This week on Freedom Zealot Radio --

Social Justice Warriors who seek to "reform" less enlightened people through coercion should remember that the "Who" and the "Whom" will eventually trade places -- which is why the "What" is the most important consideration:









Dum spiro, pugno! 
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Annexing Mosul, Destroying Iraq & Collapsing Mosul Dam (Making way for Badush): Part 2

pennyforyourthoughts2 - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:58
Finally, the second half of Gearing up for the Annexation of Mosul. Destroying Iraq & Maybe Mosul Dam too! 
Additional Background: 2007: Iraqi Mosul Dam Seen In Danger of Collapsing

You may need to read the two relinks if you have not already. And you really should read all the way to the end. I saved the pièce de résistance for the end!

A quick review:

Everyone has to realize that what is set to happen in Mosul has zero to do with ‘fighting ISIS’ and everything to do with birthing the ‘new middle east’. Ash Carter has stated quite clearly. “The U.S. plan to accelerate the campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq is not dependent upon whether Iraq can achieve political unity” As I've stated a unified Iraq is not necessary any longer, Ash Carter is quite clear about that!  Meanwhile, the PKK is acting, viciously and violently inside and outside of it’s claimed traditional area of interest- Including Syria and Iraq. With much US assistance. As Syria has been annexed by the Kurds so to has an ever larger piece of  Iraq, including the disputed territories, Kirkuk gone from Iraq. Sinjar firmly annexed too.  Mosul will meet the same fate. The PKK with the help of NATO, will destroy Iraq. Will redraw borders. Sykes Picot 2.0

 The fight against ISIS is the illusion. The perception management. The pretext. The BIG LIE
No different then the lie that Osamba bin Laden directed from his cave, on his dialysis machine, the attacks against the US on 9/11.  Or the ‘smoking gun in a mushroom cloud’ LIE regarding Saddam Hussein in Iraq. The first casualty of war is always: Truth This latest episode is no different then any of it’s predecessors.


 This map shows us all how nicely territory ISIS took has now been claimed by Kurdish terrorist militias:

Kirkuk and Sinjar, held by ISIS, gifted to the Kurds. Only Mosul remains as disputed territory set to fall.


The LIE that the Kurds are such supreme fighters, is just that, yet another lie!  The Kurds have always filled the ranks of ISIS in this area- Always! I've written untold numbers of posts regarding all the symbiosis between the Kurdish militias and ISIS.

Flashback: Kurdish Mullah Protected in Norway- Founder of Ansar al-Islam aka KurdIShIS

Flashback: KurdIShIS: Face the Reality/Discard the Perception Managing Fiction

It’s quite clear that the US and company have been cavorting with terrorists. Kurdish terrorists.
The move on Mosul, by the PKK aligned with NATO forces, is necessary to connect the already annexed Syrian territory to the soon to be annexed Iraqi territory.  And let’s not mince words here the Syrian territory is annexed and governed as if it’s independent.

Location, location, location:

If the PKK takes Mosul, with the help of NATO forces the PKK  will then be astride an invaluable corridor between the Qandil Mountains and Syria”



Quandil mountains conveniently straddle four countries- Think of the whole Yazidi fleeing ISIS psyop? The one that I didn’t buy at all. Remember that? August 11/2014: The Yazidi genocide narrative strains credulity- No fly zone by stealth

I'd suggested at that time that the genocide narrative cover for supplies being dropped to ISIS. KurdIShIS. I believe, still, my call was correct.

“The Qandil Mountains, stretching from the Kurdish region of Iraq over the border with Iran, have been a haven for the Kurdistan Workers' Party, more commonly known as the PKK, over the past few decades. The complex terrain and the autonomy of the northern Iraqi Kurdish region make the mountains a suitable rear basing area for the Kurdish rebels.

The Qandil mountain range is the northwestern part of the larger Zagros mountain system that shapes Iran's western border with Iraq

The Taurus Mountains and the Zagros Mountains, including the Qandil range, cover parts of northeastern Syria, southern Turkey, northern Iraq and northwestern Iran.Flashback: Iran's Forgotten Kurds Step Up the Struggle- So The Media Promotion Begins

This vast area of broken terrain is easily defensible and restricts the movement of opposing forces, similar to the Tigharghar Mountains in Mali. The peaks of the Qandil Mountains in Iraq and the plateaus between them are covered in snow most of the year. Cheekha Dar, the highest peak, is 3,611 meters (11,847 feet) high. The broken terrain is overlaid by multiple international boundaries of states that do not necessarily cooperate or have the ability to control the region. This geography, combined with the presence of the  (NOT) homogenous Kurdish ethnic group, allows the PKK to defend itself in multiple ways. Moreover, the geography creates safe training grounds and concealed routes through the area that let the rebels project force and smuggle goods”Like Kurdish fighters posing as poor beleagured 'Yazidis' fleeing ISIS- That was one hell of a psyop! Great for NATO and the fledgling terror state of Kurdistan- Bad for Syria. Bad for Turkey. Bad for Iran. Worse for Iraq. Very, very good for Israel

The fall of Mosul to the PKK will definitely worsen the situation in Turkey. As I’ve stated the PKK‘s resurgent fighting in Turkey is part of the larger plan to remake the middle east.
Erdogan made them offer after offer- The PKK wanted no part of such a small time deal, because with the help of NATO/US, they had  their eyes on a bigger prize.

FlashbackThe YPG-PKK Connection- Erdogan & Ocalan Had Agreed on Autonomy for Kurds in Turkey

In Dohuk:
“The United States has started arming Kurdish Peshmerga forces with two army brigades' worth of equipment as part of preparations for a looming U.S.-led coalition”
The PKK is heavily armed and can employ these weapons as the destabilize Turkey



Dohuk- distance to Turkish border- Not far at all...

Conclusion: Arming the PKK in Duhok = Arming and training PKK in Turkey
Which explains multiple news reports like this:  Kurdish PKK says ready to intensify fight against Turkey

Mosul and Lots and lots of energy & Water

The PKK ‘s taking of  Mosul will put control of most of the Iraqi oil into Kurdish hands.


The control of this oil will empower the new NATO terror state at the expense of the rest of Iraq. And Syria. Soon enough Turkey and Iran. The there’s water control & Mosul Dam- We’ll get to that.. First just a brief digression

Let's briefly go back to a post from 2014: Why Israel and the US Love the Kurds- Pepe Escobar

“And even more crucially, projecting ahead, a Greater Kurdistan would be the ideal buffer state acting in tandem with larger Israeli strategic interests; in one go, it would simultaneously amputate Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria”Read that entire post- including numerous external links, then check out this news article from just the other day.. Israel backs ‘urgent’ Kurdish statehood, top Israeli official says

Recall this post from 2015? Kurdistan aka Second Israel- Ethnic cleansing the Middle East

Kurd Land and Israel LandMoving onto the Mosul Dam:

FACT: The Mosul Dam has been firmly in the hands of Kurdish and NATO forces since 2014!

Iraqi media (February 2016)  has reported that there are 1,000 Italian troops also station at the dam And Italian experts  are supposed to be repairing the foundation

I’ve written three posts already regarding the issues with Mosul Dam:

March 2/2016 Mosul Dam Set to Fail- Intentional Take Down? Disaster Capitalism to the Extreme?


March 10/ 2016 Samantha Power “Chilling Briefing” Regarding Mosul Dam. Mosul Dam, Again!

March 30/ 2016 Thank- You E. William Engdahl! And Yes, it's the Mosul Dam, Again
Water is a big part of remaking, redrawing or birthing the new middle east.
Control of water. Consolidating the control of water into fewer and fewer hands is part and parcel of the global elitists control agenda- No different then oil control/consolidation.
The carbon/life control agenda. So here's where we get to my latest find. I feel it's important.
How it fits into the possible destruction, intentional or otherwise,  of Mosul Dam should become clear soon enough.

Background on decommissioning Mosul Dam:

 There has long been a plan to decommission the Mosul Dam and replace it with another, originally named or known as Badush Dam. Started in Iraq in 1988- Claimed to be unfinished to this day?
Maybe? Maybe not? Wiki Badush Dam

“As early as December 2005, (under US occupation) Iraq's Ministry of Water Resources was developing a project to restart construction on the dam.” Quoting from necessary background post, linked right at the beginning:
 “The Army Corps has recommended that a partially constructed dam at Badush, which lies between Mosul Dam and the city, be finished as a stopgap measure in case Mosul Dam collapses” Could the US and company have restarted & subsequently finished building the Badush dam as they continued occupying Iraq? It's possible. The Army corps recommended that Badush be finished 9 years ago. So it's entirely within the realm of possibility the US did build a dam in anticipation of failure or destruction of Mosul Dam. Whichever the case maybe?

Lo and Behold an interesting read came my way:
Turning the Impending Mosul Dam Disaster Into Opportunity April 19, 2016
Image from article
Iraq has seen its share of calamities in recent years, but none is as dangerous as the impending failure (note the foregone conclusion choice of wording?) of the Mosul Dam. A breach of the dam will result in a tsunami-like wave that sweeps through cities and hamlets along the Tigris River from Mosul to as far south as Amarah and even Basra. Baghdad would be submerged under five meters of water within four daysThat's what I would call "a house cleaning" on a huge scale.
The Iraqi government’s lackadaisical attitude notwithstanding, internal reports generated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – which has recently installed very sensitive monitoring instruments – indicate that the dam is in real danger. The sensing equipment has detected a movement of five millimeters of settlement and lateral movement. Baghdad has given a $300 million contract to an Italian firm to introduce new grouting technology. This is akin to putting a Band-Aid on a gunshot wound and pretending that everything is going to be all right. Further, the next two months are the most critical as snow starts to melt and reservoirs start to fill. The contract given out will not be implemented in time to avert a disaster this flood season(again with the language of inevitability?) The Iraqi government is also trying to make space in the reservoir by letting one of the floodgates open (the other one has been out of commission since 2014) and directing water toward Lake Thartha The article from April 19th is written as if Mosul Dam will fail! 

Now we get to water consolidation, Quandil Mountain range and Kurdistan/Israel 2.0 meet

"There is, however, a solution that is not only cheaper but may become the basis of new cooperation between the Iraqi government, the Kurds, and Turkey; save the historic Turkish city of Hasankeyf; and deliver more water to the struggling marshes of southern Iraq. There are a number of steps to this alternative proposition. First, instead of investing the estimated $3 billion needed to repair the Mosul Dam – money that Iraq can hardly afford today given the budget deficit – resources could be directed toward storing water in the mountainous regions of Turkey (who controls the mountainous regions of Turkey?) and decommissioning the Mosul Dam.Currently the Turkish government is in the last stages of completing the Ilisu Dam, but the growing Kurdish rebellion and the worsening security situation in the area is impeding construction. As well, there is controversy over the possible inundation of Hasankeyf, a potential World Heritage Site.

Iraq, under this proposal, would pay Turkey to store water for its use. Storage in Turkey’s higher elevations, with narrow and deep valleys, would significantly reduce the surface area available for evaporation compared to the Mosul Dam, which would in turn make more water available downstream. Iraq would pay the leasing fees with oil and gas exports, thus securing a market for its increasing hydrocarbon production.

Further, to subsidize the deal, UNESCO could pay part of the leasing fees to ensure Ilisu Dam waters do not reach a level that would threaten Hasankeyf. The United States could also consider subsidizing the deal to reduce tensions in the area and help Iraq avert a humanitarian disaster from the breaching of the Mosul Dam.Illisu Dam is being built in southeastern Turkey

If all this water storage (in the mountains) and control of all dams discussed (Badush/Mosul dam along with the Illisu dam) was to take place in a unified Kurdish state- My oh my the water & energy resources, electricity and oil, that would fatten the coffers of Kurdistan, while impoverishing those all around..... Making the problem of leasing fees for water storage etc, non-problems>

 Tangled webs, duplicitous behaviour, treachery... etc

In closing, it does appear that Mosul Dam can be done away with if Badush has been built. In a spectacular fashion if need be?  Used as a weapon of ethnic cleansing. Ethnic cleansing is people displacement/eradication from the land. Ethnic cleansing along with disappearing of entire villages often happens when a dam is built and put into service. If Mosul Dam breaks and Badush comes into service it would clear a vast area of a whole bunch of pesky uncooperative Arab Iraqis- Very beneficial to the newest Israel loved/NATO created terror state of Kurdistan aka Israel 2.0

Take a look at Google Earth- Badush Dam (What your allowed to see, that is???) That Dam looks as if it's might just be completed and waiting for water diversion and a whole lot of smoke and mirrors.






Lastly:

PDF

I fibbed, lastly again!!!

Badoush Dam and Hydropower Project 

 
Country:IRAQ Location within Country:NORTH IRAQ Name of Client:Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources Start date (month/year):04/2008 Completion date (month/year):01/2010 Value of contract($):1,300,000 Total N° of staff-months of the assignment:40 Value of services provided by Consultant($):345,000 Date:14 Oct, 2015
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Israeli hold on Golan ‘null and void,’ UN Security Council says

pennyforyourthoughts2 - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 18:11
Two articles reporting this news- Both from Israeli media.
Link  and Link
I detest the UN. Personally speaking. If the Security Council actually made statements as claimed harkening all the way back to 1981, why has Israel occupied Golan for so long?
Isn't it really because the US allows and succors the Israelis? Or perhaps it is that the US is servile to Israel? Whichever the case, I still detest the UN.

Here is the news as reported:

The UN Security Council on Tuesday rejected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s assertion that the annexed Golan Heights would “forever” remain under Israeli control and expressed concern over his statements. The 15-member council agreed that the status of the Golan, which Israel captured from Syria in 1967, “remains unchanged,” said Chinese Ambassador Liu Jieyi, who holds this month’s council presidency. Liu recalled a 1981 resolution which states that Israel’s “decision to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights was null and void and without any international legal effect.” Danny Danon, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, denounced the Security Council for discussing an issue that “completely ignores the reality in the Middle East.” “It’s unfortunate that interested parties are attempting to use the council for unfair criticism of Israel,” the ambassador added.
Did Danny Danon stamp his feet afterwards?
 Council members expressed their deep concern over recent Israeli statements about the Golan, and stressed that the status of the Golan remains unchanged,” China’s U.N. Ambassador Liu Jieyi, president of the 15-nation Security Council this month, told reporters after a closed-door meeting.
He added that council resolution 497 of 1981 made clear that Israel’s decision at the time to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration in the Golan was “null and void and without international legal effect.”
Council statements are adopted by consensus, which means all its members, including Israel’s ally the United States, backed it.Israel’s annexation of the Golan has not won international recognition. Past U.S.-backed Israeli-Syrian peace efforts were predicated on a return of the Golan, where some 23,000 Israelis now live alongside roughly the same number of Druse Arabs loyal to Damascus. Liu said the council supported a negotiated arrangement to settle the issue of the Golan.
No negotiated settlement- Golan back to Syria. And NATO out of Syria!!!
Though I should add, the so called Syrian Rebels aka Terrorists( special forces, mercenaries, kurds) have stated repeatedly they would negotiate with Israel to gift them Golan. So clearly the agenda necessary to benefit Israel is the balkanization of Syria with a weak central government, not Assad. Of course that just happens to be the plan, with the Kurd terrorists already declaring defacto independence and immediately reaching out to Israel.
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Think Tanks, Oligarchs and NGO's: Destroying Humanity, Society and More

pennyforyourthoughts2 - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 16:03
 Jay Dyer @ Jay's Analysis  with Patrick Henningson @ 21st Century Wire

 "Patrick Henningsen of 21st Century Wire invited me on the Sunday Wire to discuss the steering and planning committees of the global order, and in particular the Atlanticist establishment. We cover the fake humanitarian agenda, organizational cover, how RAND shaped the new world, as well as the green/climate scam. From there, we cover the 28 pages of the 9/11 report as a red herring distraction and how Trump and the political theatre is shaping up. A killer interview you must hear!"
Indeed, a killer interview!


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Egypt: US Removes Sinai Troops & Israeli Fighter Jet Intercepts Egyptian Passenger Plane

pennyforyourthoughts2 - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 15:32
Two news items that caught my eye:

Israeli fighter jets intercept EgyptAir passenger plane



 CAIRO: Egypt’s Ministry of Aviation announced in a statement Saturday that an Egyptian passenger plane was intercepted by Israeli fighter jets and escorted to Ben-Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. Air Saini’s flight number 214 was escorted by the Israeli jets due to “Cypriot air traffic controllers’ delay in sending the data of the Egyptian plane to the Israeli authorities,” according to the statement. Yedioth Ahronoth has reported that the Egyptian plane was escorted by the Israeli Air forces as the pilots “failed to identify themselves and their flight upon entering Israeli airspace.” The newspaper added that Egyptian Coptic Christians heading to Jerusalem to perform Pilgrimage were on board of the intercepted plane.Curious.

And just as ISIS ramps up attacks in the Sinai- the US moves troops?

Pentagon moves 100 troops from camp in Sinai as Islamists ramp up attacks

I guess those American soldiers aren't as brave as we're all led to believe? 
Or is the US opening the door for Israel to take Egyptian territory?

 The Pentagon has shifted more than 100 US soldiers from a desert camp near the Egypt-Israeli border in the Sinai Peninsula after a barrage of attacks by militants linked to Islamic State.

 The US troops, part of a peacekeeping force that helps maintain the 1979 treaty between Egypt and Israel, were transferred about 480 kilometres south to a more secure area. Sinai Province, a militant group that last year declared allegiance to Islamic State, has carried out multiple attacks on military outposts in the northern Sinai. Its fighters have killed dozens of Egyptian soldiers, including eight this month when militants fired a rocket at their armoured vehicle.All  news reports are quite clear that it is the Egyptian soldiers being targeted and killed.
And yet the Americans move 480 kilometres away....
The recent attacks were among the topics that General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed on Saturday in a closed-door meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Heliopolis, a Cairo suburb.
Any major change in the peacekeeping force must be approved by all signatories to the accord, which followed the wars between Egypt and Israel in 1967 and 1973.
It's been a busy 24 hours- So much to keep an eye on. Too much for one person, that's for sure!
Qamishili: Contradictory NarrativesISIS Smuggles Priceless Artifacts to Israel and Into Europe2007: Iraqi Mosul Dam Seen In Danger of Collapsing Hoping to have Part 2 of  Gearing up for the Annexation of Mosul. Destroying Iraq & Maybe Mosul Dam too!  done for tomorrow
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Qamishili: Contradictory Narratives

pennyforyourthoughts2 - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 15:16
So much for Kurdish and Reuters news stories that Kurds are getting the territory in Qamishili.
More of the usual contradictory claims- Obviously, my view is that the PKK backed terrorists group YPG have NO claim on Syrian territory.

Reuters:  Pay attention to the words/language employed as SOHR presents the Kurdish side on the story, only.

"A copy of the truce agreement seen by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said "each side will keep the territory under its control". Kurdish authorities and media said this meant territory taken from government control would not be returned"
SOHR claims they saw a copy of the truce agreement? So we should take their fake authority at face value??? I laugh!  A truce agreement made up by the PKK backed terrorists that annexed Syrian territory? Is it a real, valid and legitimate agreement? I don't know. Why should I take SOHR's word that it is? And why does Reuters report on it as if it's legitimate?

SOHR's selective quoting from the alleged agreement"

The agreement said that employees of the Syrian state must not be threatened, deprived of their salaries or recruited into joining "local protection units that belong to the regime".
 "local protection units that belong to the regime"

Yup that's it! That's the only section that was allegedly quoted verbatim as reported by Reuters via SOHR.

Above news reporting is not credible. At all.

Syria Kurds meet regime officials for second day of talks 

QAMISHLI (Syria) - Syrian regime officials and Kurdish representatives were to meet on Saturday for a second day of talks on ending deadly clashes in the northeastern city of Qamishli, a senior security source said.A truce agreed on Friday held through the night, a correspondent reported, and no gunfire was heard in the mainly Kurdish city, where control is split between Kurdish militia and the Syrian army and its allies.The army and the Kurds have coordinated on security in Hasakeh province against Islamic State jihadists, but tensions have built up between the sometimes rival authorities.The fighting in Qamishli began on Wednesday with a scuffle at a checkpoint and was a rare outbreak of violence between the two sides.According to the Kurdish security forces, the three days of fighting have left 17 civilians, 10 Kurdish fighters, and 31 troops and allied militiamen dead. Government officials and Kurdish representatives met at Qamishli's army-controlled airport on Friday and agreed to observe a truce until a lasting settlement to the dispute is reached. "There will be a new meeting today (Saturday) at Qamishli airport," a senior security source in Damascus said. "They will discuss several points, including an exchange of fighters held by each side and the Kurds handing back control of the neighbourhoods they took from the regime," the source said. On Saturday morning, there were fewer fighters from either side on the streets. Even checkpoints that had been erected during the fighting had been taken down overnight. The army and its militia ally, the National Defence Forces, control Qamishli airport and parts of the city, as well as parts of the provincial capital Hasakeh to the south. Nearly all of the rest of the province is controlled by the People's Protection Units (YPG), who have declared an autonomous region across the mainly Kurdish northern areas they control. The YPG is regarded by the Pentagon as the most effective fighting force on the ground in Syria against ISIS. Washington has defied angry complaints from NATO ally Ankara to provide military support to the Kurdish militia, which Turkish officials regard as an arm of the outlawed rebel Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). Certainly more facts are needed.

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ISIS Smuggles Priceless Artifacts to Israel and Into Europe

pennyforyourthoughts2 - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 18:11
The video released on Friday by the Arabic section of Sputnik news agency and taken by one of Mosul's residents showed how the ISIL dug the tunnel near the walls of the ancient city of Nineveh to take the antiquities out of the region.

- Tunnel- Still from Sputnik video Video at Link

 
The eyewitness who took the footages of the tunnel said that the ISIL smuggles the ancient artefacts every day, adding that the tunnel is equipped with electrical lamps using a generator.Also, Amer Abdullah al-Jomaili, a professor at Mosul's university, revealed that 25 pieces of the antiquities have already been smuggled to Israel via Turkey and the rest are being sold in the European auctions. The city of Nineveh was mentioned in the Bible, dates to the 7th century BC, and was once the largest city in the world.Earlier reports also said that the ISIL terrorist group has destroyed a 2,000-year-old gate near the Iraqi city of Mosul.The structure is known as the Gate of God, and used to guard the ancient Assyrian city Nineveh, a British archaeological studies institute in Iraq reported earlier this month. The destruction of the ancient structure, also called the Mashqi Gate, has been confirmed by the British Institute for the Study of Iraq, and the Antiquities Department in Baghdad hasn’t denied the demolition.The terrorists demolished the 2,000-year-old gate using military equipment, activists in Mosul said.Media activist Zuheir Mousilly added that ISIL have destroyed many of Iraqi historic sites and monuments, including the Assyrian city of Nimrud, the Winged Bulls, and the Mosul National Museum.As for the gate, other reports suggested that the ISIL terrorists were dismantling it and selling separate blocks. Personally speaking, smart money is on these ancient pieces of history being dismantled and smuggled out to Israel- Foolish money and  foolish people, believe foolish narratives of ISIS destroying these priceless treasures

hattip anonymous commenter! 

AnonymousApril 19, 2016 at 4:40 PM
Turkey’s Gaziantep is main ISIS trade hub of antiques hauled in Syria & Iraq – Russian UN envoy 

"The Turkish city of Gaziantep is the trade hub used by Islamic State to sell objects of cultural heritage, stolen from Syria and Iraq. In an official letter to UN Russian envoy Vitaly Churkin outlined how the valuables are being transported and sold.
“Antiquities from Syria and Iraq are exported by the extremists mostly through the territory of Turkey. The main center for the smuggling of cultural heritage items is the Turkish city of Gaziantep, where the stolen goods are sold at illegal auctions and then through a network of antique shops and at the local market" 

So, "ISIS" is smuggling stolen antiquities "through the territory of Turkey" That's specific language folks- Churkin is not saying the Turkish government is involved, or is aware, or is participating or is profiting he is stating these stolen goods are being smuggled through Turkish territory. Who is doing the smuggling??? 
 Smuggled artifacts (jewelry, coins, etc.) then arrive in the Turkish cities of Izmir, Mersin and Antalya, where representatives of international criminal groups produce fake documents on the origin of the antiquities.” Well the Kurds are extraordinary smugglers. Oil. People. Drugs. They have the ability. The networks and the contacts.  Three Cheers for the PKK? And the Kurds are beloved by Israel!

Of course YPG is providing the "evidence" to frame ISIS- That makes me laugh and laugh!  I'm going to roll around on the floor and laugh that's how absurd it is to think of YPG presenting evidence against ISIS. Talk about your narrative creation!! Your perception managed- Always!

Anywhoo... this smuggling of priceless antiquities of Assyrian history brought to mind the post from earlier this week.....


*"Arch of Triumph" Destroyed by ISIS, Recreated (in Under 6 months) And On Tour
And reminded me of two older posts concerning Kurdish/ Israeli overlapping interest in erasing the Assyrians from the history books:
*May 27/2015:  Ramadi to Palmyra: KurdISHIS/Israeli collusion- Stealing Assyrian history

The above post specifically talks about the fall of Palmyra- We recently witnessed the unveiling of the Arch of Triumph, just days in ago, in London. The same Arch that was allegedly destroyed by ISIS in Palmyra.

 
*April 14 2015 : Kurds Fully Participate in Generational Assyrian/ Armenian Christian Genocides

Real life trumps fiction any day!
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2007: Iraqi Mosul Dam Seen In Danger of Collapsing

pennyforyourthoughts2 - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 10:53
Washington Post 2007
AT THE MOSUL DAM, Iraq -- The largest dam in Iraq is in serious danger of an imminent collapse that could unleash a trillion-gallon wave of water, possibly killing thousands of people and flooding two of the largest cities in the country, according to new assessments by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other U.S. officials. Even in a country gripped by daily bloodshed, the possibility of a catastrophic failure of the Mosul Dam has alarmed American officials, who have concluded that it could lead to as many as 500,000 civilian deaths by drowning Mosul under 65 feet of water and parts of Baghdad under 15 feet, said Abdulkhalik Thanoon Ayoub, the dam manager. "The Mosul dam is judged to have an unacceptable annual failure probability," in the dry wording of an Army Corps of Engineers draft report.
At the same time, a U.S. reconstruction project to help shore up the dam in northern Iraq has been marred by incompetence and mismanagement, according to Iraqi officials and a report by a U.S. oversight agency to be released Tuesday. The reconstruction project, worth at least $27 million, was not intended to be a permanent solution to the dam's deficiencies. "In terms of internal erosion potential of the foundation, Mosul Dam is the most dangerous dam in the world," the Army Corps concluded in September 2006, according to the report to be released Tuesday. "If a small problem [at] Mosul Dam occurs, failure is likely." The effort to prevent a failure of the dam has been complicated by behind-the-scenes wrangling between Iraqi and U.S. officials over the severity of the problem and how much money should be allocated to fix it. The Army Corps has recommended building a second dam downstream as a fail-safe measure, but Iraqi officials have rejected the proposal, arguing that it is unnecessary and too expensive. The debate has taken place largely out of public view because both Iraqi and U.S. Embassy officials have refused to discuss the details of safety studies -- commissioned by the U.S. government for at least $6 million -- so as not to frighten Iraqi citizens. Portions of the draft report were read to The Washington Post by an Army Corps official who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter. The Post also reviewed an Army Corps PowerPoint presentation on the dam. "The Army Corps of Engineers determined that the dam presented unacceptable risks," U.S. Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker and Gen. David H. Petraeus, the U.S. commander in Iraq, wrote in a May 3 letter to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. "Assuming a worst-case scenario, an instantaneous failure of Mosul Dam filled to its maximum operating level could result in a flood wave 20 meters deep at the City of Mosul, which would result in a significant loss of life and property." Sitting in a picturesque valley 45 miles along the Tigris River north of Mosul, the earthen dam has one fundamental problem: It was built on top of gypsum, which dissolves when it comes into contact with water. Almost immediately after the dam was completed in the early 1980s, engineers began injecting the dam with grout, a liquefied mixture of cement and other additives. More than 50,000 tons of material have been pumped into the dam since then in a continual effort to prevent the structure, which can hold up to 3 trillion gallons of water, from collapsing.
After the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, American officials began to study risks posed by the dam, which they said were underestimated by Iraqis. "Iraqi government believes dam is safe," concluded a 32-page PowerPoint presentation prepared by the Army Corps and dated December 2006.
On a tour of the dam on a recent blistering afternoon, Ayoub, the manager, contended that the dam was safe but acknowledged the unusual problems with it. Seepage from the dam funnels into a gushing stream of water that engineers monitor to determine the severity of the leakage. Twenty-four clanging machines churn 24 hours a day to pump grout deep into the dam's base. And sinkholes form periodically as the gypsum dissolves beneath the structure. "You cannot find any other dam in the world like this," said Ayoub, a mustachioed man in a dark business suit who has worked at the dam since 1983 and has managed it since 1989.
About two years ago, Ayoub became concerned that the pressure of the water was putting the dam at risk of failure. So he ordered that the dam's water level, which can reach 330 meters above sea level, not exceed 319 meters. But reports prepared by the Army Corps of Engineers began to raise new alarms.
"Mosul Dam is 'unsafe' in any definition," the PowerPoint presentation said. It added: "Condition continually degrading" and "Failure mode is credible." Under a section labeled "Consequences of Failure," it says: "Mass civilian fatalities." Ayoub said U.S. officials spoke in person about the dam in even more apocalyptic terms. "They went to the Ministry of Water Resources and told them that the dam could collapse any day," he said. The report so alarmed the governor of Nineveh province, where the dam is located, that he asked that it be drained of all water immediately, Ayoub said.
Ayoub said he agrees that the most catastrophic collapse of the dam could kill 500,000 people, but he said U.S. officials have not convinced him that the structure is at high risk of collapse. "The Americans may very well be right about the danger," Ayoub said. "I think it is safe enough that my office is in the flood plain." In an interview Monday night, Abdul Latif Rashid, Iraq's minister of water resources, said that he believed the safety situation was not critical and that he was more inclined to trust his engineers than American reports. "Is the dam going to collapse tomorrow?" Rashid said. "I can't tell you that. Let us hope that we avoid a disaster and focus now on a solution." The Army Corps has recommended that a partially constructed dam at Badush, which lies between Mosul Dam and the city, be finished as a stopgap measure in case Mosul Dam collapses. But Salar Bakir Sami, director general of planning and development at the Water Resources Ministry, said Iraqi government officials do not think it is necessary to spend the estimated $10 billion for such a project. Instead, he said, the ministry planned to spend $300 million to construct a smaller version of the Badush dam that would generate electricity and provide irrigation, but not serve as a safety valve in case Mosul Dam breaks.  The above post will serve as necessary background for the soon to be published Part 2 of "Gearing up for the Annexation of Mosul. Destroying Iraq & Maybe Mosul Dam too!"
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Gearing up for the Annexation of Mosul. Destroying Iraq & Maybe Mosul Dam too!

pennyforyourthoughts2 - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 18:41
Oh, did I say the annexation of Mosul?  Why yes, yes I did clearly say “Gearing up for the annexation of Mosul”. Complete with ethnic cleansing. As the US led NATO terror organization continues on with Sykes Picot 2-  

Posted April 23/2016 for additional background: 2007: Iraqi Mosul Dam Seen In Danger of Collapsing

Posted April 27/2016 long overdue-Annexing Mosul, Destroying Iraq & Collapsing Mosul Dam (Making way for Badush): Part 2


Think of Condeleeza Rice: "What we're seeing here, in a sense, is the growing -- the birth pangs of a new Middle East"

Was realizing how the taking of Mosul will bring this most recent NATO episode in Iraq full circle and signal the final blow to Iraq-  Using the Fall of Mosul to ISIS in 2014 as the starting point- June 11/2014 The fall of Mosul. Who benefits and who does not. Updated!

Nearly two years ago I opened that post with these thoughts:
 " So, I'm reading on the events in Iraq this morning. The fall of Mosul. Yes, the fall of Mosul! Why? Why now? How? Mosul, Iraq. Bordered by the Tigris, located between Turkey, Iran and of course Syria. So, a good location if one is planning to attack or further destabilize several nations. Oil rich. Always a benefit. Always a concern to those who wish to control resources globally- NATO. Be aware or beware, we're going long and while ambling through the brambles we will meet up with a familiar face.
Who benefits?- US, Israel, NATO Who does not benefit?- Syria, Iraq, Iran"
Of course I wrote a lengthy post, after the shocking news that Mosul had swiftly fallen to ISIS.
And the comments are interesting too!!

Now onto the Latest! 

Link
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is greeted by 7th Fleet Commander Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin on the USS Blue Ridge on April 11, 2016.
Secretary of Defence Ash Carter and I quote..”U.S. military support for the defeat of the Islamic State in Mosul continues with the goal of "accelerating the military campaign as fast as we can," Carter said. "There's no pressure that some of it [the U.S. plan] is dependent upon political cohesion and progress in Baghdad."
"The U.S. plan to accelerate the campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq is not dependent upon whether Iraq can achieve political unity, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Monday.Since political cohesion and a unified Iraq is NOT the goal, it would naturally not be a consideration for the push on Mosul.

The provision of weapons to PKK to strike Mosul- 

Cause the Kurds who we're told just want freedom in Turkey need to participate in taking Mosul, right? Of course! Which is why the US has provided heavy weapons to the PKK in advance of this impending onslaught. Because the fighters mentioned below in Christian Today are not Barzani Kurds.


U.S. provides Kurds with heavy weapons ahead of looming offensive to retake Mosul from ISISChristians volunteers, who have joined the Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session by coalition forces in a training camp in Duhok province, (governate) Iraq on March 16, 2016.
These Peshmerga are NOT KRG affiliated- Dokuk governate
  Dohuk Governorate is mainly inhabited by Kurds and Assyrians.
Recall? PKK Occupy 3 Assyrian Iraqi Villages- Turks to Mosul and more
Dohuk Governorate is divided into seven Districts, four of which are officially part of Kurdistan Region, while three others are under de facto control of the Kurdistan Regional Government:
This is PKK territory
It's important you understand that the US is arming and training PKK in Northern Iraq in order to take Mosul. That is to take Mosul from Iraq. Despite all the previous ballyhooing about Turkey allegedly invading Mosul?? 
Flashback-  Over 48 hours later- Mosul Still in Iraq. And no "Sunnistan" on the Horizon?
 Unless Sunnistan is a reference to Kurdistan aka the Second Israel? Because Kurds are largely Sunni Muslims- It's a good mind virus to spread around though ?Especially to demonize Turkey!
"The United States has started arming Kurdish Peshmerga forces with two army brigades' worth of equipment as part of preparations for a looming U.S.-led coalition offensive to regain Mosul from the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group, according to news reports.

The U.S. government has sent armoured personnel carriers, mortars and anti-tank weapons to the Kurds, UPI reports.

The U.S. also donated personal military equipment including helmets, body armour vests, anti-chemical protection equipment, medical equipment and M16 rifles, the report says"Why the PKK is so interested in Mosul
Why are Turkey’s kurdish terrorists so interesting in taking Mosul?
You know Mosul, the city IN Iraq? Of course my readers know why :)

From Al Monitor
“Why is an organization based in Turkey, whose main area of interest is Turkey's Kurdish regions, so interested in Mosul, a center of Arab nationalism? Likewise, why does the PKK want a role in the Mosul operation when it is engaged in a new phase of clashes in Turkey?”Two very good questions- Readers here came to understand the answer- last year.
Kurdistan aka “Second Israel”- Ethnic Cleansing the Indigenous of the Middle East But so many people haven't faced that reality as of yet. The author of the al monitor article gives a couple of reasons- Skirting around that which has only been openly named at a couple of sites-
Here, by yours truly and at Willyloman-American Everyman  
That said his facets still equal Kurdistan as desired by Israel

“This issue has two facets"
 First is the international politics angle. The PKK is trying to erase Turkey’s frequently voiced allegation that it is a 'terror organization,' which is an image accepted by the United States and the European Union,” Alkis told Al-Monitor. “It  (PKK) wants to establish relations with those countries and acquire legitimacy in international politics. The second aspect is its (PKK) wish to become an actor in Middle East dynamics. If it (PKK) can get IS out of Mosul, it will achieve that legitimacy and find itself in good standing in regional politics.”The PKK wants to erase it's terror organization status?
The PKK wants to 'acquire legitimacy in international politics- terrorists achieving legitimacy in international politics? (sounds like Israel)
The PKK wants to become an actor in Middle East dynamics?- by nation building of course

“The PKK is trying to find a niche for itself by aligning its actions with regional actors. It wants to find a place between Iran, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. This is also an issue between the PKK and [Massoud Barzani's] Kurdish Democratic Party [KDP]. The KDP has set up a de facto country. The PKK wants to get ahead of the KDP by becoming a party in Mosul. Indeed, global forces see the Kurds as a regional actor and this sometimes leads to angry competition between the Kurds of the PKK and the KDP,” he added.I've told readers here about this competition between KDP and PKK...
Recall? October 29/15 PKK Challenges Barazani in Iraq- One ring to rule them all?
Ending with:
"It appears that the PKK is the 'unifying' force amongst the Kurds- I didn't say the agreed upon unifying force- Rather, the unifying FORCE, needed by NATO to create a Kurdish 'state'Whether or not the Kurdish population itself really wants one"  Al Monitor continued
"The PKK joined the regional Kurdish forces and sent a 500-strong unit from its base in the Qandil Mountains to Sinjar. The PKK leadership announced that it would withdraw forces after liberating Sinjar.But that is not what happened. After liberating Sinjar from IS, the PKK stayed put. The KRG warned the PKK to leave, but instead the group set up the Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS), composed of Yazidis, and settled in.Sources close to the PKK say that the organization has boosted its manpower in the area to 5,000 militants. Although this number could not be verified, it is obvious that the PKK is organizing itself.At first, nobody grasped what the PKK had in mind and why it decided to stay after Sinjar was liberated. Only after rumors of a Mosul operation began did it become clear why the PKK had stayed. The PKK openly voiced its wish to join the operation to liberate Mosul. Although the KRG opposed the idea, the PKK remained firm"None of that should come as a surprise to any regular reader of this blog:

Flashback! Sinjar: Creating a Crucial Supply Route for KurdIShIS & Annexing Iraqi Territory

Flashback! Mosul: A Strategic Prize in the New Middle East- Destabilizing Turkey Continues

"So what is the PKK's chance of success? Alkis thinks that depends on international support, and that the PKK had to secure the support of global powers. It cannot achieve its dreams only by aligning itself with regional powers.Erbil-based political analyst Siddik Hasan Sukru says that by creating an area it can control in Mosul, the PKK will be protecting both Sinjar and the Kurdish region in Syria.-PKK had to secure the support of global powers, which means, they did
-Controlling Mosul means so much  more then protecting Sinjar which is annexed already from Iraq and Rojova
“[The] capture of Mosul will be a guarantee for Rojava [the Kurdish term for western Kurdistan in Syria] and especially Sinjar. As long as IS is in Mosul, it will be a threat to Sinjar, Rojava and the Jazeera canton. The PKK is preoccupied with the Kurds of Turkey and Rojava, but I don’t think their interest in Mosul has anything to do with obtaining legitimacy. This is not their problem. The PKK wants to find its place in the region and become an actor in restructuring of the region. PKK to become and actor in restructuring the region- Kurdistan, Sykes Picot 2, balkanzing Syria, Iraq and destabilizing Turkey and Iran. With an eye to redrawing all the borders. How long have I discussed this?
Sukru says although the PKK claims it has the permission of the Iraqi government, it cannot participate in the Mosul operation without the agreement of the United States. “The PKK announced it is ready to join the operation with 4,000 guerrillas. But it can’t do it without the permission of the United States. Then there is Turkey. Turkish forces brought to Bashiqa are not there to fight IS but to block the PKK and its allies. Without US blessing there will be problems between Turkey and the PKK,” he explained.Recall my suggesting that Turkey sent troups to Bashiqua to impede the PKK and bolster KDP?
Once Mosul is under PKK control the end of Turkey draws ever closer
 The operation is expected to resume any moment but for now it appears to be a local skirmish. The real conflict will be behind the scenes between the Kurds. On the one hand, you have Barzani’s KDP, which doesn’t want the PKK, and Jalal Talabani’s Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, which does. Behind it all is the power game over Mosul between regional powers such as Turkey and Iran. If it can get a role in the operations and control some territory, the winner may well be the PKK because it will then be astride an invaluable corridor between the Qandil Mountains and Syria.
A member of the Kurdish peshmerga forces stands guard at a security point on Mount Bashiqa, overlooking Islamic State-held territories in Mosul, March 7, 2015


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Commonly Used Medicines Tied To Brain Changes, For the Worst!

pennyforyourthoughts2 - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 16:51
Not for the better folks!

So please be sure to keep gulping down all those pharmaceuticals...
When your cognitive function worsens the drug companies can keep making money, treating the symptoms their meds delivered to you! Win/Win for them. (You all know I'm being facetious, right?)

 
And for what it's worth- I practice that which is preached here- Or I wouldn't be preaching it!
Can't even tell you all when it was I last took an aspirin!



Link
Commonly used drugs for problems like colds, allergies, depression, high blood pressure and heart disease have long been linked to cognitive impairment and dementia. Now researchers have some fresh evidence that may help explain the connection. The drugs, known as anticholinergics, stop a chemical called acetylcholine from working properly in the nervous system. In the new analysis, researchers looked at brain scans and cognitive test results from 451 older adults – including 60 who had been taking anticholinergic drugs for at least a month. The study participants were about 73 years old on average. Brain scans of people who used anticholinergic drugs showed lower levels of glucose processing in the brain – an indicator of brain activity – in a region of the brain associated with memory that’s also affected early in the course of Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, patients who used these medications had reduced brain volume and thickness in some regions linked to cognitive function, the researchers report in JAMA Neurology. People who used these drugs also scored lower on tests of immediate memory recall and executive function compared to people who weren’t using these drugs, researchers found. There are definitely medical benefits to all of the anticholinergic medications we looked at, which could outweigh the cognitive risks,” said lead study author Shannon Risacher of the Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. “But if alternative therapies are available that provide effective treatment of these conditions, patients and doctors might want to consider avoiding anticholinergic medications,” Risacher added by email.
  Still, the study adds to a growing body of evidence connecting anticholinergic medicines to cognitive problems later in life and offers new evidence to explain why this link exists, Koyama added. The findings should encourage doctors and patients to discuss the drugs, and to consider whether the potential risk of cognitive decline merits avoiding or limiting use of these medicines. Not every patient will arrive at the same answer, however. “Since the pathology underlying any effect of anticholinergic drugs on cognitive function likely takes years to manifest, if a patient is clearly benefiting from a drug in the short-term, but may not survive in the long term, any cognitive harm from the drug may be inconsequential,” Koyama said. “On the other hand, a healthier patient particularly concerned about future dementia risk, whether because of family history or other reason, may consider alternative treatments,” Koyama added.


More Info 

Conclusions and Relevance  Higher cumulative anticholinergic use is associated with an increased risk for dementia. Efforts to increase awareness among health care professionals and older adults about this potential medication-related risk are important to minimize anticholinergic use over time.Where Can I Find A List of Anticholinergic Drugs?
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Gavin Grimm's Totalitarian Fairy Tale

freedominourtime - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 02:00




Faith, we are reliably informed, is the “substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” The troubled 16-year-old girl from Gloucester, Virginia who calls herself Gavin Grimm, and insists on being treated as if she were a boy, is acting on something other than faith by denying substantive facts that are plain to be seen by fellow high school students who would share bathroom facilities with her. 
Those students, and the school faculty, have unwisely indulged Grimm in her delusion to the extent of providing her – and others who have qualified for the trendy and politically potent diagnosis of “gender dysphoria” – with unisex bathroom facilities. To avoid potentially unsettling encounters in locker rooms, Grimm was allowed to do P.E. at home.
Grimm registered as a female for her 9th grade year at Gloucester High School before deciding (perhaps as a result of prolonged immersion in Tumblr, I suspect) that she was actually a male, irrespective of her biological sex. Her parents, along with school administrators and counselors, were unfailingly supportive after Grimm announced a desire to “transition” in a “social” – but not anatomical – sense. An Orwellian revision of school records was made to reflect Grimm’s new “gender identity”; an official e-mail was dispatched ordering teachers to address her as if she were a biological male. 
As Grimm herself has acknowledged, “no teachers, administrators, or staff at Gloucester High School expressed any resistance to calling me by my legal [meaning male] name or referring to me using male pronouns.” Students were unfailingly supportive – and understandably confused when Grimm opted not to use any of the three “unisex” bathroom facilities that had been provided at substantial expense to local tax victims. Owing to their indoctrination, female students looked upon Grimm as a boy; owing to their residual allegiance to reality, many male students still saw her as a girl. 
Why was Grimm avoiding the unisex bathrooms in the first place? In the lawsuit inevitably filed by the pressure groups exploiting her, Grimm insisted that it was “stigmatizing” to use those facilities. In this fashion she imputed unspoken motives to people who had (by her own admission) said nothing offensive to her. She likewise complainedthat by being required to use the unisex bathrooms she was subjected to “different and unequal treatment.”
This much is incontestable: The treatment she received was manifestly unequal when compared to that given to students who were not recognized as “specially protected” specimens and thus did not share her entitlement to rearrange local reality according to the dictates of her whimsical self-image. 
While it is unwise to reinforce the delusions of an emotionally troubled adolescent girl – and criminal to use plundered wealth to that purpose -- nobody has the right to punish her for them, or to compel her to abandon them. On the same principle, neither she nor any of the ideologically deranged adults who are cheerfully exploiting her has the right to compel others to participate in her fantasy, which is the purpose of her lawsuit. 

The activist groups who have battened on Grimm’s lawsuit seek nothing less than federal intervention to compel people to take part in what amounts to an exercise in participatory solipsism: Because Grimm is an accredited member of the “specially protected” class, hers is the only mental state that matters, and those unworthy of that designation must defer to her. Mere material accommodation is insufficient; every thought must be taken captive in the service of “gender justice,” or whatever label is currently affixed to the bottle containing this bilge. 
In a ruling that should surprise nobody who is paying attention, the US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, has demanded that the Gloucester School District permit Grimm to use restroom facilities reserved for biological males. This is supposedly required by the infinitely expandable Title IX of the federal educational amendments of 1972, which forbids “sex discrimination” on the part of any educational institution that receives any amount of federal subsidies. 
This ruling, predictably, ignores the actual text of the law, relying instead on a letter composed by an appointed functionary in the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights that elidesthe critical difference between sex – an innate physical characteristic – and “gender” – which is, apparently, a protean social artifact. The author of that letter has no legal or constitutional authority to revise the text of the statute at issue. Such matters are inconsequential to social justice warriors, whether in foundation-funded pressure groups or judicial robes. 
In a dissent that reflects the tautly controlled exasperation of a rational man surrounded by Bedlamites, Judge Paul Niemeyer writesthat the US Department of Education’s interpretation of Title IX overturns “all universally accepted protections of privacy and safety that are based on the anatomical differences between the sexes.”
“This unprecedented holding overrules custom, culture, and the very demands inherent in human nature for privacy and safety, which the separation of such facilities is designed to protect,” Niemeyer continued. “More particularly, it also misconstrues the clear language of Title IX and its regulations. And finally, it reaches an unworkable and illogical result” – which is the ideal outcome for people driven by an insatiable appetite to reform what they see as defects in the way others live and think. 

Grimm professes that she feels psychological distress when using girl’s bathroom facilities in the presence of other biological females. The same would be true of male students compelled to share bathrooms with her. However, they belong to an unprivileged class and, therefore, their discomfort is not relevant – unless they should act on it by absenting themselves when Grimm materializes among them. This would be “stigmatizing” behavior and, thus, unacceptable. So what would be the appropriate remedy? Will school resource officers be on hand to enforce a regime of compelled bathroom integration? If not, why not?No, you're cynically exploiting her. Totalitarianism is a political system in which the State seeks to reconfigure society in harmony with an ideological abstraction. This makes it impossible for people to relate to each other without constant supervision by the Enlightened Ones, backed by the constant threat, and frequent imposition, of punitive sanctions. The Regime has been pursuing this design, through various means, since roughly 1865, as Professor George P. Fletcher documents in his book The Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy

Fletcher, a self-described Marxist who taught at Columbia University School of Law, insists that the true purpose of the War Between the States, and the Reconstruction of the South, was not to end chattel slavery, but rather to replace the original constitutional order with a unitary Regime in which the central government would have illimitable power to regulate the personal behavior of its subjects. 
“The heart of the new consensus is that the federal government, victorious in warfare, must continue its aggressive intervention in the lives of its citizens,” wrote Fletcher approvingly. The Founders' Constitution, according to the men who framed it, would supposedly protect liberty by prescribing a handful of limited powers to the central government, thereby proscribing the exercise of any others by it.  
That arrangement was changed as a result of the War and Reconstruction, according to Fletcher, since “the liberty that comes to the fore in the intended postbellum constitutional order and under the Secret Constitution requires the intervention of government. Liberty is born in the state's assertion of responsibility to oversee and prevent relationships of oppression.” (Emphasis added.) 
By this formula, the more aggressively the federal government intervenes in our private lives, the “freer” we become. In the case of Gavin Grimm, the Regime has arrogated to itself the power to redefine basic matters of biology, thereby giving itself a very broad license for aggressive intervention in the most intimate areas of life – in this case, the lives of minor children. 

Judge Niemeyer, striving with admirable but doomed determination to remind his colleagues that something called the law exists, observes: “An individual has a legitimate and important interest in bodily privacy such that his or her nude or partially nude body, genitalia, and other private parts are not exposed to persons of the opposite biological sex.”

This is an elemental property right. Gavin Grimm does not have a property right entitling her to require others to see her as a boy. The totalitarian scope of the Regime’s ambition is made clear by its determination to punish those unwilling to pretend otherwise.
 This week's Freedom Zealot Podcast examines the perverse persistence of Prohibition:








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Kurdish Mullah Protected in Norway- Founder of Ansar al-Islam aka KurdIShIS

pennyforyourthoughts2 - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 10:02
I've stated many,  many times that cheering for the Kurdish militias was cheering for ISIS and cheering for terrorists- And I've amply demonstrated the connection, time and time again, including  on April 12/2016 in the post KurdIShIS: Face the Reality/Discard the Perception Managing Fiction So for all the terrorist cheerleaders out there and you all know who you are... 
 Thanks for supporting NATO terrorism. Israeli expansion. Destabilization and Ethnic Cleansing! You've done your masters bidding well. Even though there was ample information available that should have stopped your mindless rah rah rah...


Came across the news story below- Ignoring his attention getting stunt in Norway to focus on very important information. Priority information.

Najmaddin Faraj more popularly known as Mullah Krekar Rudaw

This Najmaddin Faraj aka Mullah Krekar is very, very clearly protected under the NATO, global tyranny umbrella

1-He is wanted for terrorism in Italy
2-He is wanted in Iraq, but, Norway won’t deport him
3-He started Ansar al Islam ( a known and recognized Kurdish terror group) in 1994
4- And has been on the UN terror list since 2006
Well, I say... He's in Norway boys, so go and get him! After all it is 2016?


‘The 59-year-old cleric still risks being extradited to Italy to face terror charges there. He is accused of having a hand in planning terrorist activities and is the head of the organization Rawti Shax.”

Krekar was born in Sulaimani in the Kurdistan Region and is the father of four children.

He completed a master’s degree in Islamic studies in Pakistan and moved to Norway in 1991, where he established the Salafist jihadi group Ansar al-Islam in 1994.
Since 2006, Krekar has been on the United Nations’ terror list.

The Norwegian conservative party in 2002 raised the issue of national security and demanded his deportation.

Iraq has demanded his extradition for trial, but that has been denied by Norway, which prohibits the expulsion of an individual without a guarantee against the death penalty or torture.

In 2013, negotiations for Krekar’s deportation to Iraq failed, after Iraqi officials could not promise Norway that the cleric would not face torture or execution after deportation."
Let’s now talk about Ansar al Islam- Council on Foreign Relations From 2008:
Ansar al-Islam (Iraq, Islamists/Kurdish Separatists), Ansar al-Sunnah
Corroborating the Kurdish preacher as creator of the Kurdish Islamist Militant Terror Group.
Ansar al-Islam (Supporters of Islam) is a militant Islamic Kurdish separatist movement seeking to transform Iraq into an Islamic state. Mullah Krekar, also known as Faraj Ahmad Najmuddin, reportedly founded Ansar al-Islam in December 2001 with funding and logistical support from al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden.

The U.S. State Department in 2003 asked a UN Security Council sanctions committee to add Ansar al-Islam to its list of entities and individuals are linked with al-Qaeda (PDF), the Taliban, or Osama bin Laden. Such a move obligates UN member states to freeze the group's assets. It initially operated under the name Jund al-Islam (MEIB) (Soldiers of Islam), but has since dropped the name.

Since the beginning of the war in Iraq, U.S. officials have accused Ansar al-Islam of training and deploying suicide bombers against U.S.-led coalition troops in Iraq. Ansar was named a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) by the U.S. Department of State on March 22, 2004 and is considered an active force in northern and central Iraq today.

The roots of Ansar al-Islam extend back to the mid-1990s. The group consists of Islamist groups that splintered from the Islamic Movement of Kurdistan (IMK) in northern Iraq.

 Ansar al-Islam announced its official inception a few days before the September 11 attacks. One month before, leaders of several Kurdish Islamist groups reportedly visited the al-Qaeda leadership in Afghanistan seeking to create a base for al-Qaeda in northern Iraq (MERIA). In late 2003, Abu Abdullah al-Shafii (a.k.a. Warba Holiri al-Kurdi) reportedly took over leadership of Ansar from Mullah Krekar, who has been in exile in Norway for allegations of terrorism in his home country and links to Ansar al-Islam as the organization's leader.

Mullah Krekar and Ansar al-Islam

Mullah Krekar, who is believed to have started Ansar al-Islam, has been living as a refugee in Norway since the 1990's. Krekar has been accused of financing terrorist organizations within Iraq and sending money to them from Norway. In 2002, his refugee status was revoked because Norwegian officials claimed Krekar had traveled to Iraq and had helped fund and orchestrate various terrorist organizations, which he denied. In 2003, the Norwegian government ordered Krekar to be deported to Iraq, but the order has not been implemented due to the security environment in Iraq. Norwegian law also prohibits the country from exporting a refugee back to a country where the death penalty will be inflicted upon the accused.

In December 2006, the U.S. Treasury Department designated Krekar as an individual who was providing financial support to terrorist organizations, including allegations linking him to Ansar al-Islam, Ansar al-Sunnah and al-Qaeda. The department's press release said the designation "freezes any assets the designees may have under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibits all financial and commercial transactions by any U.S. person with the designees."

On November 7, 2007 the Supreme Court of Norway ruled that Krekar is a threat to Norway's national security, upholding the February 2003 decision by the government to deport him to Iraq. It is still unclear when Krekar will be deported due to Iraq's death penalty laws.
 The emergence of Ansar al-Islam as threat

Ansar al-Islam operates primarily in northern and central Iraq and claims the second largest number of Sunni (Kurdish) jihadist attacks in Iraq after Al-Qaeda in Iraq. The group targets coalition forces, Iraqi government and security forces, and Iraqi political parties. Ansar al-Islam made headlines in September 2001 when it ambushed and killed forty-two PUK fighters. Ansar al-Islam continued to organize small terrorist threats (CSMonitor) in the war era of Iraq, but their major terrorist attack came three years after the occupation in Iraq started. (in sync with the US/UK)  On February 1, 2004, during Eid al-Adha, the Muslim festival that celebrates the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son Ishmael to Allah, the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan were celebrating the holiday in Erbil, Iraq, when suicide bombers entered the PUK and KDP headquarters and killed 109 (MEIB) people, including KDP Deputy Prime Minister Sami Abdul Rahman.Notice the Kurdish Islamists are more then happy to kill their Kurdish brethren, so called
Which is why I do not believe "Saddam gassed the Kurds". It is much more sensible that fanatical kurdish factions gassed other kurds.
In January 2005 the group assassinated Sheik Mahmoud Finjan (Mahmoud al-Madaeeni), an assistant to senior Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, in the Salman Park area of Baghdad as he was returning from evening prayers.The transformation into Ansar al-SunnahOn September 1, 2001, al-Tawhid, Hamas and Soran Forces announced the formation of Jund al-Islam. The group declared jihad (holy war) against secular and other political parties in Iraqi Kurdistan deemed to have deviated from the "true path of Islam," according to a report by the U.S.-based rights monitor Human Rights Watch.Jund al-Islam, led by al-Shafii, seized control of several villages near Halabja, Iraq in September 2001 and established a local administration governed according to Sharia law. Mullah Krekar formed Ansar al-Islam as a merger of Jund al-Islam and a splinter group of the Islamic Movement in Kurdistan. In the area then under its control, Ansar barred women from education and employment, confiscated musical instruments, and banned music both in public and private, banned televisions, and threatened the use of Islamic punishments of amputation, flogging, and stoning (hey that sounds just like ISIS!!!) to death for offenses such as theft, the consumption of alcohol, and adultery, said Human Rights Watch.
As I stated in a previous post:

 "These are the people who raided Iraq & Syria and are now in the process of destroying Turkey. Next will come Iran. The Kurds are Sunni Muslim and many of them are very radical, ardent, one could say fanatical islamists, just like ISIS.  It's all been done in plain site. You just had to have eyes to see it. And be able to sort fact from flights of fancy"

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"Arch of Triumph" Destroyed by ISIS, Recreated (in Under 6 months) And On Tour

pennyforyourthoughts2 - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 11:36
I find the speed with which the "Arch of Triumph" was recreated and put on display unbelievable!
Suspicious, entirely suspicious!  Of course I'm referencing the infamous Arch that was allegedly 'destroyed' by ISIS.
As opposed to being stolen for the benefit of and then sold to some elite person?
Which is much more likely.
Link
The "Arch of Triumph," located in the historic town of Palmyra, was destroyed by ISIS in October, after militants captured the city last spring.
The Arch of Triumph was destroyed less then six month ago and by golly there is a life size marble extravaganza on display in London- In fact this Arch of Triumph was recreated in London

The Arch of Triumph

 The replica of the ancient arch was made of Egyptian marble in Italy by Oxford's Institute of Digital Archaeology (IDA) using 3-D technology.

It stands 20 feet tall, weighs 11 tons, and took six hours to construct.

Ok it took six hours to construct it, but, how long to fabricate it? The Arch was destroyed less then six months ago- When was the decision made to recreate? Who made the decision? How much marble? How long to recreate? How was the recreation undertaken?

 The replica will stand in London for three days before moving to Dubai and New York, officials said. Michel said the replica is intended to be placed in Palmyra near the original arch sometime next year, according to the BBC.

Abdulkarim visited the site one week after its liberation from ISIS and told the BBC that 80 percent of the original arch remains intact.

"We can never have the same image as before ISIS," Abdulkarim said. "We are trying to be realistic. But what we want to do is respect the scientific method and the identity of Palmyra as a historic site."
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Iran's Forgotten Kurds Step Up the Struggle- So The Media Promotion Begins

pennyforyourthoughts2 - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 18:13
Flashback August 07/2015: P5+1 is a distraction. Early Seeds of Iranian destabilization cross the Turkish border
The seeds of an Iranian destabilization are being  sown-
All the while the destruction of Turkey by Kurdish forces is on full display, for those with eyes to see.

Briefly:
There is a pattern of moving the destabilization agenda along: Tunisia to Libya, after Egypt,  Libya to Syria, Syria to Turkey- Turkey to Iran- Heading eventually towards the Russian border-
The situation is fluid, clearly. One occurrence sets up the next one or two, building off of each situation. Or, am I the only one noticing?The relinked blog post points out the attacks by PKK that took place on both Iranian and Turkish interests- Most chose to ignore this news. I did not!  Since the time of the relinked post I've repeated on several occasions that Iran is being set up for the fall- And the Kurds will be the destabilizers, reprising their role in Syria, Turkey and Iraq. Not Barzani's kurds- Nope. The PKK.

Kheder Pakdaman, right, one of the KDPI's senior Peshmerga commanders, relaxes with a game of Backgammon while party luminaries watch onKDPI's Peshmerga

Consider this news item the beginning of your war mongering, perception managing, main stream media indoctrination to explain why Iran is bad. Oppressive. Tyrannical. And needs to be attacked by NATO force for Sykes Picot 2 and Israel 2.0/ Kurdistan. That is if you allow yourself to be manipulated and indoctrinated?

"As the snow begins to melt in the spring, small groups of men prepare for a perilous journey over the mountains that straddle the border between Iran and Iraq.

Soon, the steep passes will become accessible again, and the men will slip across the border to continue a struggle the world has forgotten about. Dressed in traditional combat fatigues and wearing leather ammunition belts, these fighters belong to the exiled Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) that is looking to stage a comeback in its home country.Once across, they will seek to attract new followers to rebuild their network in Iran’s Kurdish region.Kurds in neighbouring countries are getting plenty of attention: Iraqi Kurds are a valued partner for western countries in the fight against ISIL; Kurds in Syria are busy carving out their own statelet; and the Kurds in Turkey are being pummelled by state security forces in a campaign against the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). The plight of the 12 million Iranian Kurds is largely ignored, even though they have suffered discrimination and government persecution for decades. Part of the reason is that Iran has been very effective in fighting Kurdish opposition groups like the KDPI, which was pushed into Iraqi Kurdistan by Iran’s army in the 1980s. The government in Tehran treats dissent harshly in Rojhelat, as the Kurds call the Kurdish region in north-west Iran. “The people of Rojhelat are increasingly unhappy with the government, but it’s not possible for them to show this discontent. The regime is very strong and can’t be beaten," says Kheder Pakdaman, who commands a small unit in the mountains above Choman, near the Iranian border.Oh the oppression says the man who commands a unit of fighters near the Iranian border.
At 47, Mr Pakdaman has been a peshmerga for 20 years. He and his handful of fighters have occupied a simple, two-roomed, concrete house along an unpaved road that winds into the mountains. His men are a mixed bunch. Weather-beaten, leathery old-timers sit next to young men barely out of their teenage years. Their Kalashnikovs are never far from their sides and daggers in belts abound. Sniper rifles and machine guns complete the armoury. Sniper rifles and machine guns? Oh I see and yet I'm supposed to believe that their oppressed for no good reason at all- with their machine guns and sniper rifles at hand
For all their rugged appearance, however, the peshmerga speak eloquently about their cause. Many of them were politically active before the Iranian regime turned its guns on the Kurds.The KDPI has been around since 1945, and a year later its founder Qazi Muhammed became president of the short-lived Kurdish Marhabad Republic. The party was part of the opposition movement that toppled the Shah in 1979, but was soon at odds with Iran’s new rulers, the religious regime established by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. In a military campaign against the KDPI not long after the revolution, about 10,000 Kurds are thought to have perished. Thought to have? Like maybe? Perhaps? Possibly? Or NOT!
Iran’s Kurdish region also suffers from economic neglect. Kurds struggle to get jobs in government and even in the public sector, causing widespread unemployment particularly among the youth. Ethnic, cultural or religious identities that differ from the Shiite majority are eyed with suspicion by Tehran, and any dissent is quashed.
For the mainly Sunni Kurds, who cherish their culture and language, this situation is difficult to bear. Hopes that things would improve when the moderate Hassan Rouhani was elected in 2013 were quickly dashed, and Kurds do not expect to benefit when the economy recovers after sanction are lifted as part of last year’s nuclear deal.“In Iran, the tyranny is evident. That made me join as a young Kurd," says 20 year-old Peshwar, one of the fighters in the room. Peshwar became a peshmerga two years ago, leaving behind his hometown of Bohan for a life in exile. If caught by the Iranian security forces, he can expect to spend many years in jail.So, if the armed to the teeth fighter (kalishnikovs, sniper rifles and daggers)  is caught by Iranian forces he could expect to spend many years in jail- Likely because he's smuggling drugs, guns, people or he's extorting  something from someone- let alone threatening others and destabilizing the nation- And he's a victim of an oppressive state? Suuuurreeeeee.....
The party leadership believes it is benefiting from a growing dissatisfaction among Iran’s Kurds.“It is easy to find new recruits in Rojhelat. Hundreds of people contact us every day," says Qadir Wrya, a member of the KDPI politburo, at the party’s headquarters in the Iraqi town of Koya. Unlike PJAK, the Iranian branch of the PKK, the KDPI does not intend to bring about change through force of arms. (Then why the arms?) While PJAK has launched attacks on military installations in Iran in recent years, the KDPI seeks to conduct a political struggle for Kurdish rights, and demands a more federal structure that grants a measure of self rule to the Kurds. But the peshmerga run the risk of being ambushed by the Iranian army on their way, and deadly firefights are not uncommon. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) that rules the autonomous Kurdish region in Iraq has granted the KDPI refuge, but the KRG is also under pressure from Iran to clamp down on cross-border activities. Iran has close ties with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), which dominates the eastern part of the KRG that includes the border areas and Koya, and Tehran’s help in fighting ISIL has given it extra leverage in Iraq.
“The KRG have restricted our activities out of Iraq to protect their own interests. We understand that they are in a vulnerable position, and have shifted our activities into Iran more," Mr Wrya says.
As Iran turns the screw on the exiled KDPI, it inadvertently increases the potential for conflict at home. Forced to scale up its presence in Iran, the party will come into conflict with security forces from the government, which does not tolerate opposition movements on its soil.“The party needs to increase its political presence in Iran. This will lead to a violent response," Mr Wrya says.Wait a minute! Didn't the author of this article at "The National" , just tell us KDPI will not use force of arms? Then contradicts that claim by saying "the party will come into conflict with security forces from the government"? That sure sounds like armed struggle
The younger generation of Peshmerga in particular seem ready for the fight. Reza, a 24 year old whose unit is based in an old farmhouse in the mountains near Iran, is one of them. Reza has fought ISIL with another exiled Iranian Kurdish party known as the PAK when the extremists stormed into Iraq in 2014. He has since joined the KDPI Peshmerga, and expects to be engaging a different enemy soon.
“I believe that the threat by the Iranian regime is stronger than that of Daesh," he says. "The younger generation of Peshmerga in particular seem ready for the fight"
" Reza has fought ISIL"  Again, that sure sounds like armed struggle.

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The Bolshevik's Occult War- Excellent Read!

pennyforyourthoughts2 - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 19:00
It took me all day to get this read. Just running back and forth to the computer between chores and baking. Blueberry cobbler- Yum :)  

I checked all the links and managed to find a copy of one of the books being referenced, for reading at a later date:  Red Shambhala: Magic, Prophecy, and Geopolitics in the Heart of Asia

 But the article below? Thought provoking. Interesting. Dot connecting. Perplexing



Sami sorcerers and Buryat shamans, connoisseurs of cryptography and ancient poisons, hypnotists and psychics, telepaths and clairvoyants – who wasn’t brought in to work in the OGPU [Unified State Political Directorate] Special Department directed by one of Lenin’s closest colleagues, Gleb Bokii. The Special Department was consulted by luminary of Soviet psychiatry academic Vladimir Bekhterev, and one of its key officers was none other than the famed terrorist Yakov Blumkin, a favorite of Cheka head Felix Dzerzhinsky and the prototype of Maksim Isaev, Stierlitz. And Bokii himself possibly served as the prototype of another well-known personage – Bulgakov’s Woland. It was said that at the Chekist’s dacha events frequently took place akin to the ball described in Master and Margarita.

At the beginning of the Great Fatherland War [World War II], on Hitler’s personal orders, Abwehr agents searched for surviving officers of the NKVD’s Special Department, disbanded by that time, and offered fantastic money – 50,000 Reichsmarks to only answer in detail two or three dozen questions. In current evaluations that’s half a million dollars. That was the value accorded officers of Gleb Bokii’s Special Department!
 Revolutionary and occultist Gleb Bokii, chief of the OGPU Special Department.   Before the revolution Bokii had succeeded in making a career as a convicted bandit. Over 15 years he stood before the court 12 times, including for murders. But every time by some miracle he was able to escape, or he was acquitted and released. It’s notable that no small sums for bail were brought for the bandit Bokii at various times by the mystic and hypnotist Gurdjieff, medium and clairvoyant Pavel Mokievsky, and also the Tibetan healer Pyotr Badmaev, who treated Emperor Nicholas II’s family. Gleb Bokii’s fighters were engaged in so-called expropriations – stripping property from rich people for the use of the Social Democrats and Bolsheviks. Long before the revolution the future head of the State Security Special Department became friends with Vladimir Lenin, whom he for some reason always called by his mother’s maiden name – Blank. And only once did Bokii call the leader of the world proletariat the name now etched onto the Mausoleum, on the day of his arrest. “What is Stalin to me?” the arrested Chekist stated to NKVD chief Nikolai Yezhov. “I was appointed by Lenin!” Read the rest at Espionage History Archive 

 Translated by Mark Hackard from this  Original Article

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