• Confused About Syria and Iraq

    October 5, 2015

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    Posted in: Embassy/State, Iran, Iraq, Syria


    Why exactly again is the U.S. at war in Syria and Iraq? Here’s a potpourri of fun things.

    I heard it was something to do with Islamic State, a bunch of guys who have never done anything outside their own neighborhood but who we are afraid will strike inside the United States at any moment.

    They’ve never done that, anywhere, and seem to have their hands full in Syria and Iraq, plus most of their heavy weapons seem to come from American allies handing our stuff over to them. It is almost as if by elevating them to Bond-villain status they are able to use that notoriety to recruit more fighters.

    And of course to strike inside the U.S. ISIS would need to get in line behind our own mass shooters.

    We’re no longer really even giving lip service to saving Iraq, so why are we fighting over there?

    Now in Syria a couple of years ago we started our war there because Assad was butchering his own people, what with the barrel bombs and the chemical weapons and such. Well, we’ve shown him. He is no longer butchering his own people, others are. Currently the U.S., Russia, Turkey, UAE, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, France and Jordan are bombing Syria.

    Also, the war to save the Syrians from their dictator has killed 250,000 people since March 2011 and sent millions of refugees fleeing to other countries in the Middle East and to Europe.

    Maybe I could check with the Iranians. They, too, are fighting in Iraq, but in order to maintain control over the Shiite government as their proxy, and to push aside or wipe out the Sunnis, all in contravention of American goals, except America is helping the Iranians because they are also killing them some ISIS.

    The Iranians are also fighting in Syria, on Assad’s side allied with the Russians. We help the Iranians in Iraq, but not in Syria.

    Now the Saudis, they know where they stand. They do sometimes do a little tiny bit of bombing stuff in Syria, and especially in Yemen, probably Islamic State, but who knows, because they live in literal terror about terrorism sweeping away their repressive monarchy. The Saudis are also bombing Syria because the Saudis are one of America’s closest allies in the region.

    Except that donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to terrorist groups worldwide. In fact, Hillary Clinton even said so, in a Wikileaks document from 2009 classified as secret, where she admonished her diplomats that “More needs to be done since Saudi Arabia remains a critical financial support base for al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and other terrorist groups.”

    Oh, also, the Saudis may have helped fund 9/11. See, there was this disagreement between the secular monarchy and the religious side of the Kingdom, that resulted in Islamic religious zealots being assigned into Saudi embassies worldwide as part of the balancing act/compromise, including in the U.S. Some of those “diplomats” collected donations from within the Kingdom and funneled them to extremists in the the U.S. and elsewhere, such as the 9/11 guys. I heard.

    Also, we’re bombing hospitals and killing doctors in Afghanistan, apparently to prove the axiom that when we do it it’s an accident and when they do it it’s barbaric terrorism.

    Anyway, if anyone can straighten me out on all this, please, I need your help. Thanks!

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    • John Poole said...


      Regarding our own mass murderers. There seems to be a concerted effort by the press to hush any possibility that the Oregon shooter was an Islamist sympathizer. Wouldn’t it be a doozy if the mom were a Muslim weirdo and the shooter her proxy? We just couldn’t have that. All those billions were spent to make sure we extinguish terrorists over there before they came “here”. Oops.

      10/5/15 8:32 AM | Comment Link

    • StarkNakedTruth said...


      “Anyway, if anyone can straighten me out on all this, please, I need your help….”

      Sorry, I got nothing.

      10/5/15 9:38 AM | Comment Link

    • Bruce said...


      It’s because you’re always willfully blind (deaf and dumb) to US’ tumbling capstone in its crumbling crusaders’ arch … ISRAEL. The Zionists also bomb; Syriassly!

      10/5/15 10:08 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...


      quote”Anyway, if anyone can straighten me out on all this, please, I need your help. Thanks!”unquote

      Read Revelations.

      10/5/15 11:32 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...


      ps.. it’s gonna get worse. I’ve got $1k that says there’s a bigger war coming. After all..Russia is in the Mideast now. And they ain’t leaving.

      10/5/15 11:34 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...


      btw.. it’s mind boggling how fast Russia set up to fight.


      10/5/15 11:37 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...


      On a side note..guess what the Iraq government just did. Amazing.


      I give it a week before a bomb goes off in the Green zone.

      10/5/15 11:39 AM | Comment Link

    • range rover said...


      Our foreign policy advisers are “non compas mentis” . To get our planes closer to the action they cut a deal with the Turks, who have been helping ISIL along with their fellow Sunnis, Saudi Arabia, that if we could base our aircraft at Incerlik the Turks could bomb in Syria. So the Turks took that deal with joy and started bombing the Kurds who are the only force to really engage ISIL and defeat them.
      Of course we don’t want to upset the Turks or the Saudis so we haven’t uttered word of admonition for this counterproductive action of the Turks and they also still allow thoudands of ISIL foreign volunteers pour through thier border to join the horror show in Syria.

      10/5/15 11:47 AM | Comment Link

    • wemeantwell said...


      You’re right Range Rover, I completely left Turkey out of list of confusing things. Gotta get them into my mix more. Thanks!

      10/5/15 12:44 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...


      range rover said…

      “Our foreign policy advisers are …”

      CIA scumbags who work the will of the Lords of War. Always have. Always will. Foreign policy=sell as many weapons as the market will bear to who ever will buy them. Period. With the USG covering your back…


      10/5/15 12:57 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...


      A general Campbell is now in the Susan Rice position of trying to spin how or why a hospital had been attacked. He’s already given the “anti Islam video” reason ala Benghazi to explain what happened but has had to backtrack now. It is painful to watch these military brass blunder away. Now it is the Afghans who called in the airstrike instead of it being to protect American troops who were under fire. Next it might be that the Chinese hacked into the C130 gunship’s ordnance guiding computer and scrambled the codes. Expect anything and everything except the truth.

      10/5/15 9:40 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...


      Well sooprise, sooprise sooprise. not

      Who ever said there were Taliban shooting from the hospital has now been proven a goddamned liar.

      quote”The Pentagon’s top four-star commander in Afghanistan, Army Gen. John Campbell, now claims that “local Afghans forces asked for air support and U.S. forces were not under direct fire just prior to the U.S. bombardment” of the hospital. “unquote

      God I love to see these motherfuckers squirm.

      Unfortunately..nothing is going to bring back the people these scumbag war criminals burned to death. What’s absolutely sickening is knowing a AC-130 Gunship, the same kind used in Vietnam, only with today’s weaponry and electronics, was used to do this. Here is why…

      quote”Eager to take advantage of the AC-130’s firepower, the military actually requires relatively little scrutiny of the target area before a gunship crews opens fire, compared to the much greater restrictions the Defense Department imposes on the pilots of other aircraft types.”unquote

      So, these crews can kill anything that moves without so much as a yea/nay approval from a superior. They just murder at will.

      Here is the document that proves it…

      If I hear the words “collateral damage” one more time I swear I’m going to… well. ..nevermind. But like Glenn Greenwald said… the US Military picked the WRONG group to claim collateral damage this time.

      10/6/15 4:30 AM | Comment Link

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