September 23, 2014 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Yesterday evening President Obama pretended to go to war against ME "extremists" a term which he is unwilling to clarify.
The WH is claiming without much in the way of backing evidence that the few sorties that have been flown are evidence of a coalition encompassing 5 Arab nations.
This from the WSJ:
“Three of the five involved countries issued perfunctory, vague public statements about the strikes, none of which carried any mention of the target country of Syria or the U.S., which led the attacks. An unnamed official was quoted on Saudi state news agency as saying the kingdom's participation was to ‘support the moderate Syrian opposition’ and ‘combat the deadly disease of terrorism.’” [source, Matt Bradley and Ahmed Al Omran, Arab States Remain Muted About Syria Strikes , WSJ]
So far it’s been difficult to ascertain exactly what hardware was supplied by these Muslim countries for use in Obama’s “Operation Pin-Prick.”
As Israel’s left-wing Haaretz reports:
“American planes took part in most of the attacks on Syria during the night. However, airplanes of the Jordanian, United Arab Emirates and probably Saudi air forces also participated in them. Qatar and Bahrain also took part in the strikes and provided logistic support via the American bases in their territory.” [source, Barak Ravid, U.S. briefed Israel of intention to attack jihadi targets in Syria]
The above sounds like a WH press release suggesting the information hadn't really been nailed down with any degree of specificity at the time it was published.
Fox News, however, is specifying numbers:
“United Arab Emirates: Flew four F-16 jets, Saudi Arabia: Flew four F-15 jets, Jordan: Flew four F-16 jets, Bahrain: Flew two F-16 jets, Qatar: Flew French-made Mirage 2000 fighter jet, but did not drop ordnance.” [source, Jennifer Griffin and Justin Fishel, Breakdown of military support from Arab allies in anti-ISIS strikes ]
“Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates also participated in or supported the airstrikes against ISIL targets. All aircraft safely exited the strike areas.” [source, U.S. CentCom Presser, U.S. Military, Partner Nations Conduct Airstrikes in Syria]
A DOD cleared declassified combat video seems to show a “successful” attack on what appears to be barren ground, though it might be a concentration of jihadists, surrounding structures didn’t seem to sustain damage.
September 22, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Omar Gonzalez was arrested by DC police on the 19th of this month for attempting to “elude the police,” apparently not that serious an offense in the nation’s capital. Gonzalez’ car contained what is being called a “sniper” rifle, another unspecified long arm, four pistols, a sawed off shotgun and a map of DC. Both the WH and the Masonic Temple, for some reason, were circled on Gonzalez’ map.
Gonzalez served two hitches with the U.S. Army, one from which he was discharged [details unspecified per DOD policy] and the second from which he retired.
Despite this incriminating evidence and considerable military training, Gonzalez was able to make bail, finding himself quickly on the streets of Washington again.
On the evening of September 25, Mr. Gonzalez kicked his game up several notches, jumping a WH fence, racing across a lawn and actually gaining entrance to the White House itself.
Reports differ, some saying he had a hatchet/machete and others reporting he had a folding knife. That the facts could be this discordant is of itself cause for concern but that’s not the purpose of this piece.
The WH is supposedly guarded by the U.S. Secret Service which has over 6,500 employees which includes 4,000 sworn members/agents and maintains nearly 70 domestic offices. Its budget is $1.8B dollars
September 16, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – A befuddling chain of events…
The administration saddles the Egyptian people with an Islamic theocratic dictatorship [knowing that it represents the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood] until the country’s people forcefully take it down; Libya isn’t on the administrations short list of action areas; Libya is bombed and Gaddafi deposed; heavy weapons are transferred to Syria from Libya in a mysterious black-ops process involving the late Ambassador Chris Stevens; lines are drawn in the sand then ignored, Syria will be bombed; Syria will not be bombed; saving Christian schoolgirls in Nigeria from the unspeakable brutality of Boko Haram is of no concern to U.S. interests; we must save “Our Girls”; there will be no “boots on the ground”; there will be a few boots on the ground, but not in Nigeria; 80 intell and law enforcement types are sent to Nigeria’s neighbor, Chad; U.S. boots are dispatched to Nigeria; ISIS is a JV outfit; ISIS is evil and must be destroyed; the Iraqis will have to save themselves; the Iraqis need a coalition government; a few advisors will be provided to the Iraqis to help them resist the invasion; no U.S. “boots on the ground”; there will a limited number of “boots on the ground” but they will mostly guard the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad; this is not a war; this is a war; there will be more boots on the ground, actually quite a few more; the U.S. will build a coalition, but there are zero takers…
These are just a few of the mutually contradictory foreign policy stances which this administration has adopted over just the last few years. If one was reading this, from some future history of the times, the chain of events would simply seem too discordant to have actually happened, implausibility on steroids.
But they did, and as they say on late night television, wait…but that’s not all…
The English language simply has no words to describe the state of affairs which Barack Hussein Obama has brought to the American foreign policy arena; calling it a cowardly, unprecedented example of national security disarray doesn’t even do it partial service.
What we are facing is a complete breakdown of world order [such as it ever is] caused by a boy, once thought to be brilliant as well as messianic, in a world of hard men and what Otto von Bismark used call “Blut und Eisen”…blood and steel.
Where is this headed?
By CHERYL GATESWORTH
September 15, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - For decades the nations of Western Europe have embraced, degree by degree, the darkness that is Islam. Similar to a body infested by a parasite, ignorance and coexistence on the part of the host are possible for a while, but unless excised, the parasite will eventually destroy the host.
For the purposes of this article we will discuss only the UK because it's our Mother Country, from which we have inherited our language, love of individual liberty and our legal system. Yet of all the countries in Western Europe it is arguably the farthest along the path to total submission, to dhimmitude - a paradox. And, again sadly, its ruling structure has shown the least resistance to Islamic aggression.
One would think that a jihadist act so brutal, as for example, the 2013 butchering on the street of Lee Rigby, a British soldier, would awaken the Brits to the threat.
But that has not been the case. Instead such acts are trivialized, explained away or in some instances justified as the acts of protest taken as a last resort by suppressed and powerless minorities in the face of British “intolerance.”
A few generations ago the people of Great Britain stood ready with kitchen utensils and garden tools to repel a Nazi invasion if they had had to. Had the UK been populated with the moral cowards of today, things would have turned out differently.
Perhaps having a backbone isn't an inheritable trait.
And now we must confront another instance [except on a much wider scale] of Islamic depravity, that should, using traditional moral precepts be more difficult to explain away using the political correctness that has served so well in the past to protect the tender sensibilities of the ever so excitable European Muslims.
September 9, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Representative Frank Wolf [R-VA] today in a speech on the House floor urged his colleagues to support a bill to limit travel to Syria by American citizens to prevent those who have either trained or fought with Islamic terror groups such as ISIS from freely reentering the United States.
The need for this legislation is underscored by the fact that upwards of 150 American citizens have already chosen to fight alongside their jihadist brothers in Syria.
For example, in May a 37 year old from Florida, Moner Mohammed Abu-Salha became the first American suicide bomber in Syria, killing 37 soldiers fighting for the Assad regime. Abu-Salha had joined the al Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda franchise and rival of ISIS. It is of special concern that before committing his terrorist act, Abu-Salha freely traveled between Florida and Syria. [see, Michael S. Schmidt, Syria Suicide Bombing Puts U.S. Face on Jihad Video , NY Times]
September 8, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Last Friday evening, Fox News presented a scathing expose regarding the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate.
As interviewed by Bret Baier, the network’s chief political anchor, Kris (“Tanto”) Paronto, Mark (“Oz”) Geist, and John (“Tig”) Tiegen – black-op military contractors who operated out of the Benghazi CIA annex during the attack which took the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty – told the same story, that on three separate occasions during the intense fighting they were ordered to stand down from trying to repel the attackers.
We look at the revelation as confirmatory evidence – the smoking gun - that this news source has been right from the beginning, that President Barack Obama ordered that no action be taken to save the lives of the 4 American citizens who were eventually killed while serving their country in Libya.
He took this action knowing that it would silence these four patriots forever, hoping that the details of his gun running operation and goodness knows what other subterfuge would never come to light.
As we wrote over a year ago:
“Given the character - or lack thereof - of Mr. Obama and his ex Secty of State Clinton we would not be surprised that Chris Stevens, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods and Sean Smith were allowed to die simply on the theory that dead men tell no tales.
Let's be completely clear on that point - based upon the evidence so far presented we find it difficult to dismiss the dark possibility that Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton intentionally abandoned Stevens and the brave Americans who defended the U.S. embassy, hoping that with their demise the issue would just "go away."
In the real world, Team Obama's actions in this wretched matter come very close to the statutory definition of negligent homicide, but in the world which the president and the Clintons occupy, it's just the politics of personal destruction carried to its natural conclusion..” [source, BREAKING - WH Responsible For Murder? Blocked Rapid Response To Benghazi?, July 24, 2013, PipeLineNews.org]
By EMERSON VERMAAT
September 1, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - Yasmina Haifi, a senior Dutch-Moroccan Ministry of Security and Justice official in the Hague, claimed on Twitter in August that ISIS (the notorious terror organization “Islamic State of Syria and Iraq”) “has nothing to do with Islam. It’s part of a plan by Zionists who are deliberately trying to blacken Islam’s name.” Haifi is project leader at the Ministry’s National Cyber Security Center which is also directly linked to the Dutch National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security (NCTV). Pro-Palestinian Haifi also described herself “as an activist for the Dutch Labor Party” (PvdA).
The Ministry and the NCTV distanced themselves from Haifi’s controversial views and suspended her from her job. But the arrogant Haifi insisted that her views were right and that she was fully entitled to express them. A Facebook campaign in support of Haifi was even launched: “We support government official Yasmina Haifi.” However, it is not true that government officials are allowed to freely air highly controversial views.
Moreover, the very first to launch the latest anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that ISIS is a Mossad/CIA creation were the Iranians. On July 19, 2014, “Time” quoted Iran’s English language daily newspaper, the “Tehran Times.” This newspaper translated “a scoop by the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) which cited a purported interview with National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden.” According to the article, Snowden had described a joint U.S., British and Israeli effort to “create a terrorist organization capable of centralizing all extremist actions accross the world.” “The plan, according to IRNA, was code-named Beehive – or in other translations, Hornet’s Nest – and it was devised to protect Israel from security threats by diverting attention to the newly manufactured regional enemy: ISIS.” (There is no evidence, however, that Snowden said something to that effect, but I do not doubt that Putin’s efficient spies find Snowden’s revelations on the NSA highly useful.)
Back in 2001, the Iranians were also among the first to launch the outlandish conspiracy theory that Israel and the Mossad were behind the 9/11 attacks. “Al-Manar,” Hezbollah’s television station in Lebanon, claimed on September 17, 2001, that Jews hadn’t come to work at New York’s World Trade Center (WTC) on September 11. (An outright lie, of course.) And Iran’s conservative daily newspaper “Kayhan” wrote on October 2, 2001: “It is known that 4,000 Jews worked at the WTC in New York and that these people did not come to work that day.” Similar 9/11 conspiracy theories gained wide acceptance among Muslims. Even in Germany, France and the United States silly authors wrote bestsellers claiming that the CIA and the Mossad – and not radical Muslims – instigated the 9/11 attacks.
Haifi claims that “ISIS has nothing to do with Islam,” and that “many Muslims believe that ISIS (or IS) is not Islamic.” The same nonsense was repeated by Arie Boomsma who makes TV shows in Holland. Dutch columnist Sylvain Ephimenco who also speaks and reads Arab, does not agree. He writes in the liberal Dutch daily newspaper “Trouw” that ISIS/IS simply follows the example and teachings of the Muslim prophet Mohammed. He quotes Islamic historian Muhammad ibn Jarir at-Tabari (838-923). In 627 Mohammed beheaded 700 tot 900 members of the Jewish Banu Qurayza tribe. And “hordes of Muslim warriors” conquered the Middle East, North Africa and parts of Asia and Europe, beheading unbelievers, selling women as sex slaves, destroying churches and temples, Ephimenco writes. And he then asks the proper question: “What is the difference between the acts of horror committed by Caliph Al-Baghdadi and the prophet Mohammed?”
Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is the self-proclaimed Caliph of the so-called “Islamic State” (IS). The mass executions conducted by ISIS/IS remind me of the way the Nazis executed about two million Jews and non-Jews in Russia between the Summer of 1941 and early 1944. (I am currently writing a book on the murderous Nazi “Einsatzgruppen.”)