The American Tragedy
White House is again the face of warmongering and mass murder as coordinated bombing hit Syria today.
U.S. is reportedly the only non-Arabic military force in the assault against Syria.
Hmm… where are the UK, France, Germany, Canada, and Australia forces?
90-year old Richard Russell and 60 yr market veteran said: “A war that’s not yet a war – General Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said this week that U.S. combat troops will be sent into Iraq if air strikes fail to rout ISIS. This put President Obama in an uncomfortable spot. Dempsey’s comments came just a week after Obama ruled out using U.S. ground troops in the battle against ISIS, saying the fighting would instead be done by what’s left of the Iraqi army.” –KWN
The US-led coalition is conducting airstrike assault on positions of the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) organization on the territory of Syria. The strikes reportedly involve a mix of fighter, bomber and tomahawk land-attack missiles. –RT
The G20 summit is officially from Friday, November 14 to Monday, November 17
However, with only 3 weeks remaining I am curious what is being planned prior to and during the summit.
Will the U.S. Led Bombings in Syria drown out the G-20 Summit?
Many citizens feel they are actively involved when they write or call governments, and I am curious if citizens will contact government treasury head, and central bank governor to oppose monetary policy?
The money officials need to be overwhelmed with public notices of displeasure, informing them that the people are aware of their activities.
United under the “Flood Wall Street” banner, some 2,000 demonstrators streamed into New York’s financial district Monday, 22 Sept 2014, afternoon.
NYPD arrested 100 protesters defying order to disperse.
Pepper Spray, Arrests and Giant Balls, Flood Wall Street
Posted 23 Sept 2014
Obama Delivers a Statement on Airstrikes in Syria
Posted 23 Sept 2014
Last night’s airstrikes on ISIS in Syria came as a surprise to some (though apparently not ISIS who local reporters note had time to move weapons and personnel) as President Obama – and his local arab nation allies (acting in support), though notably no Western nations – unleashed hell on Assad’s sovereign territory. The first stirrings of responses from Russia have been creeping out and now Israel is involved in the anti-ISIS coalition. The State Department has just confirmed that they did not give advance warning to the Syrian regime. If you are playing along at home, key words include “broad coalition”, “Assad still a bad guy”, “Vladimir who?”, and “not Muslim.”
*KERRY DID NOT SEND LETTER TO SYRIAN REGIME, PSAKI SAYS
*U.S. DID NOT GIVE SYRIA ADVANCE NOTICE AT MILITARY LEVEL: PSAKI
*PSAKI SAYS U.S. INFORMED SYRIA OF INTENT TO TAKE ACTION
*PSAKI SAYS U.S. DID NOT ASK SYRIAN PERMISSION FOR STRIKES
Read More: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-23/president-obama-explains-why-he-did-not-request-persmission-invade-syria-live-feed
Israel Joins The Fighting, Shoots Down Syrian Warplane Which Acted In “Threatening Manner”
Whether as a result of recent icy to quite icy diplomatic relations between the two nations, or just because it has other motives, Israel had clearly abstained from joining the US effort to contain the CIA-created ISIS terrorist juggernaut. However, overnight, with the US finally doing what Israel has hoped it would do for so long, namely being engaged in a bombing campaign of Syria (recall that it was Israel which was one of the biggest supporters of a US-led military intervention in Syria in the summer of 2013), it decided “hell, why not” and joined the fray, when shortly before 3 am Eastern time, this hit:
Quite notable because it was the first time in three decades that Israel had downed a Syrian warplane, so Israel needed a strong pretext for such aggression. An aggression, incidentally, not against ISIS, but Assad’s regime itself, which clearly is what Obama’s latest operation is all about – to take down a sovereign while doing the bidding of Qatar and Saudi Arabia, just like in 2013.
And then Israel, oddly, revised the story:
So… it may not have been in Israel airspace. But then, why? Oh, here’s why:
Just how does a jet act in a “threatening manner” – isn‘t a fighter jet’s very premise to exist in a threatening manner?
In any event, Israel is now part of the onslaught, which means that the carve up of Syria’s territory, with Assad’s ouster now firmly priced in, has begun. Something tells us that whatever Qatar does not take, and it will mostly need a corridor of land so its nat gas pipeline can traverse the country and enter Europe with Brussel’s blessing since this would crush Putin’s leverage over Europe, will be handed over to “US allies” in the region.
Here is Reuters’ take on the event:
Of course, Syria’s version of events is quite different, namely that the warplane was not over Israel territory, meaning following the US act of aggression against a sovereign, Israel was merely piggybacking and also declaring war on the Assad regime:
Or weren’t a mistake at all, and the attack was just another provocation seeking to escalate what is already a war of interenational aggression headed by a US-led coalition.
So while the West, and Arab nations have tipped their hand, it now remains to be seen just how, and on whose side, Russia and China will join this conflict which is a nothing but a rerun of the Syrian near-war of summer 2013, instigated by the grand puppet masters, Qatar and Saudi Arabia’s Bandar bin Sultan.
Israel shoots down Syrian aircraft over Israeli-controlled airspace
Published: September 23, 2014 http://rt.com/news/189856-israel-plane-syria-shot/
An Israeli Patriot missile shot down a Syrian aircraft that flew into Israeli-controlled airspace on Tuesday, Reuters reported, citing the military.
“Moments ago a Syrian aircraft infiltrated Israeli airspace. The IDF (Israel Defense Forces) intercepted the aircraft in mid-flight, using the Patriot air defense system,” a military statement said. The type of plane was not disclosed.
Israeli media are claiming that the downed aircraft was a Soviet-built MiG-21fighter jet.
Syrian state TV has confirmed that country’s aircraft was downed by the Israeli Air Force.
Images have emerged reportedly showing two pilots ejecting from the shot plane.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Moscow was “deeply concerned” by the incident, which “exacerbates an already tense situation.”
“We are calling for all countries in the region and beyond to show maximum restraint,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. It added that now it is crucial to not open a new “front” of confrontation, but to unite the efforts of all interested parties to combat that threat.
In August, when a drone from Syria intruded into Israeli airspace, the Israeli Air Force shot it down with a Patriot surface-to-air missile.
“The IDF will not tolerate a breach of the State of Israel’s sovereignty,” the army said.
The area of Quneitra has become a major battlefield of the Syrian conflict in recent weeks, where fighting between the Syrian Army and the Al-Nusra Front militants linked to al-Qaida is raging.
On Monday, the US-led coalition launched airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria. The anti-ISIS coalition is using various military aircraft to pound the IS militants: F-16 and F-18 fighter jets, Rockwell B-1 strategic bombers, MQ-1 Predator drones and Tomahawk long-range cruise missiles.
First China-Iran joint military exercise attracts attention
(Source: China Military Online) 2014-09-23
The 17th escort taskforce under the Navy of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLAN), which is carrying out missions in the waters in the Gulf of Aden, docked at the Port of Bandar Abbas in southern Iran on September 20, 2014 for a five-day-long friendly visit. This is PLAN warships’ first visit to Iran.
BEIJING, September 23 (ChinaMil) — The guided missile destroyer “Changchun” and the guided missile frigate “Changzhou” of the 17th escort taskforce under the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) arrived in Iran on September 20, 2014 and will participate in a China-Iran joint maritime exercise. The news attracted attentions from international media.
The International Business Times of the U.S. said that the warships of the Chinese and Iranian navies will hold an unprecedented joint maritime exercise in the Persian Gulf.
Admiral Azad of the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (IRIN) said in an interview by the Iran’s Fars News on September 20, 2014 that a taskforce of the PLAN already arrived at the Port of Bandar Abbas in the Persian Gulf. The two sides of China and Iran get ready to provide support for peace, stability and tranquility, and at the same time, the two sides will also develop their bilateral cooperation. During the PLAN taskforce’s visit to Iran, the two sides will study the possibility of carrying out maritime rescue operations and responding to unexpected and unfortunate events.
Not long before, the warships of the IRIN successfully rescued a Chinese container ship named “New Lianyungang” from pirate attacks in the Gulf of Aden. The international media successively reported the event and commented that the cooperation between China and Iran in maritime anti-terrorism field is becoming increasingly close.
The Associated Press said that in recent years, the IRIN has enhanced its relations with countries participating in the naval escort missions in the waters in the Gulf of Aden. Not long ago, Iran provided a target-oriented protection for a Chinese merchant ship encountering pirate attacks. Last year, a Russian naval taskforce also visited the Port of Bandar Abbas on its way back after completing its naval escort missions. The relevant exchanges between the Chinese and Iranian navies were also regarded as balancing actions for Iran to strive to maintain the relations with foreign navies participating in the naval escort missions near the Strait of Hormuz.
The “Ming Pao Daily News” of Hong Kong quoted what Huang Dong, president of the Macao International Military Society, said that China is pushing forward its strategy of “going westward” and its future scope of activities will be mainly in the regions such as the Indian Ocean and the Persian Gulf, which are also China’s maritime energy supply lifelines. Therefore, it is necessary for the Chinese and Iranian navies to hold the joint anti-piracy and rescue exercise. As China and Iran had almost no military exchanges in the past, this is a good start to fill the vacancies of exchanges between the two militaries.
The New York Times held that the Chinese naval taskforce’s visit to the Port of Bandar Abbas is an example of the increasingly close relations between China and Iran. China already became a main buyer of Iran’s oil, while Iran, which is suffering sanctions from international society due to its nuclear program, uses a main part of the profits from its oil trade to buy China-made products. The report quoted what Seyd, an economist close to the Iranian Government, said that China wants to maintain its much profitable trade relations with Iran.
The China Times of Taiwan reported that after Iran suffered sanctions from western countries and its energy export was restricted, China began to hold a large number of orders for Iran’s oil. By the first half of 2014, China’s average daily oil import from Iran reached 630,000 barrels, an increase of 48 percent from that of the previous year. Iran already became China’s third largest oil supplier with a share of 12 percent in China’s total oil import. China already exceeded the European Union to become Iran’s first trade partner. It also said that after politely refusing participation in the U.S. coalition to strike the Islamic State of Iraq and al Shams (ISIS), China chose to hold the China-Iran joint military exercise, which showed that China is still testing the water temperature in its Middle East policy and embarking on its own road.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday the U.S.-led coalition’s airstrikes in Syria are illegal because they were not approved by or co-ordinated with Syria’s government.
Meeting with a group of senior editors on the first day of the United Nations General Assembly gathering of world leaders, Rouhani stressed that Iran condemns the Islamic State group — although he did not single them out by that name and referred to only as “terrorists” — for trampling on human rights and torturing and killing civilians. He said Iran stands ready to help fight terrorism.
But Rouhani said the U.S. policy is confused because it simultaneously opposes the militants while also trying to undermine the government of Syria’s President Bashar Assad.
The arming of one group of rebels to fight against the Islamic State group while at the same time encouraging the same rebels to bring down the Assad government is a policy that is “clearly nebulous and ambiguous at best,” he said, adding, “I can assure you this will not succeed in the end.”
“This is a very confusing behaviour and policy.”
He suggested Washington now faces a challenge with its “time management” and should consider the goal of fighting the terrorists first and address its issues with the Syrian government later.
Nighttime raids began Monday on Islamic State militants in Syria, as U.S.-Arab airstrikes hit the group’s military strongholds in both Syria and Iraq. U.S. officials said Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates participated.
Syria’s Foreign Ministry said the U.S. informed Syria’s envoy to the U.N. that strikes would be launched in Syria.
The U.S. and Iran have been unable to work together to combat the Islamic State group, complicating efforts against militants that both Washington and Tehran see as a threat.
Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has the final say on all state matters, decisively ruled out an alliance. He said Iran had rejected an invitation by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss co-operation.
The United States, meanwhile, feared that bringing Iran into the fight could bolster its influence in Iraq. The U.S. also does not want to alienate key Sunni countries in its coalition.
Washington and Tehran were nonetheless in back-room contacts about co-operation for weeks. Some moderate voices in Iran’s diplomatic circles supported an alliance with the U.S. against the militants.
Any military co-operation and co-ordination between Iran and the United States is complex because the two countries have had relations frozen since shortly after the 1979 Islamic Revolution and do not have official diplomatic ties. However, the U.S. and Iran do share a common interest in supporting the Iraq government and opposing the Sunni militant extremists who have threatened religious minorities and other groups in both Iraq and Syria, and who are responsible for massacres and beheadings in Syria and Iraq.
Rouhani said that Iran was the first country to come to the aid of Iraq’s legitimate government when the Islamic State group was taking over the major cities of Mosul and Tikrit and threatened Baghdad itself earlier this year, and he said it will still stand by Iraq.
The Iranian president, making his second trip to the UN in New York since winning office in 2013, also said he hoped that Iran would be able to come to a nuclear deal with the United States and other Western countries in the next two months.
He said a number of differences remain, but the goal of a deal that would reassure the world that Iran’s nuclear program would be for peaceful purposes only and bring about an end to economic sanctions was too important to let fail.
“A final resolution is to the betterment of the region … and the world at large,” he said.
HEATED – Sen. Bob Corker Grills John Kerry on Capitol Hill: Your Plan Is Not Clear
Wednesday at the Senate Foreign Relation Committee hearing on U.S. strategy for combating ISIS, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) criticized President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry as “three senators” exercising “terrible judgment” on the U.S. strategy against ISIS.
Kerry got into a heated exchange with Corker who said, “I want to say as I said personally, we have three senators, president, vice president, secretary of state, that are exercising terrible judgment right now. And to say that you’re going to do this regardless of what we say, you’re not going to ask for buy-in by the United States Senate or House of Representatives on behalf of the American people in a conflict that’s going to be multiyear. Some people say a decade. Taking us into another country with a different enemy, is exercising the worst judgment possible.”
“I’ve said this to you as strongly as I can personally, that in essence what you’re saying to the chairman right now, saying if Congress wants to play a constructive role, we would welcome that, to me, this is a political game and I’m disappointed that you as secretary of state, being chairman of this committee, espousing the views you have espoused,” he added.
U.S. ambassador to UN admits the plan is to overthrow Assad
September 23, 2014 hangthebankers.com
Editor’s note: the UK and US governments failed to get public and parliament/congress approval for war with Syria earlier this year with the chemical attacks which later turned out to be a false flag.
So now they rebranded al qaeda to ISIS and are using it as the excuse to go inside Syria without approval from Assad to fight the very people they fund, arm and train in the first place.
Obama’s United Nations ambassador Samantha Power told Chuck Todd of NBC on Sunday the real purpose of the fight against ISIS is to overthrow al-Assad and the Syrian government.
Power said the “moderate” Free Syrian Army (FSA) will receive an “infusion of support” in its battle against both ISIS and the Syrian government which is, according to Power and the United States, “backed by Hezbollah, Iran, Russia, etc.”
CIA’s Hydra: FSA, al-Nusra and ISIS
Omitted from the discussion is the fact ISIS, al-Nusra and the FSA have merged forces.
“We are collaborating with the Islamic State and the Nusra Front by attacking the Syrian Army’s gatherings in… Qalamoun,” Bassel Idriss, the commander of an FSA-aligned rebel brigade, told the Lebanese Daily Star earlier this month.
The FSA has lost troops to al-Nusra and other hardcore Islamist groups for more than a year.
In June al-Nusra and ISIS joined forces at Albu Kamal in Syria and al-Qaim in Iraq.
“Fighters feel proud to join al-Nusra because that means power and influence,” Abu Ahmed, the commander of an FSA brigade near Aleppo, told The Guardian in May of 2013.
United States ambassador to the UN Samantha Power next to President Obama
In September, 2013, one of the largest FSA brigades, the 11th Division, joined al-Nusra.
“This means that the FSA has suddenly lost serious amounts of loyal fighters… it’s basically being swallowed up by Nusra,” an Al Jazeera correspondent in Antakya, Turkey, reported on September 21, 2013.
Reuters, citing sources inside Syria, reported other members of the FSA have joined ISIS.
The Ahl al-Athar, Ibin al-Qa’im, and Aisha factions within the FSA pledged allegiance to ISIS in July, according to Zaman Alwasl, a newspaper based in Homs.
“Al Nusra Front and the state [ISIS] will fully control FSA brigades, fusing them within their extreme and Jihadi ideologies,” the newspaper reported.
Supporting ISIS to Fight ISIS
Obama and Power are attempting to keep the illusion alive that there is a distinction between al-Nusra, ISIS and the FSA when in fact all are creations of U.S., British and Israeli intelligence.
On Sunday The New York Times carried a report saying Iraqis – from people on the street to officials in the highest level of government – believe the CIA is behind ISIS. They fear the manufactured ISIS threat will be used to reintroduce troops in Iraq.
Last August the leader of al-Nusra, Abu-Mohammad al-Jolani, met with two CIA officers and the Saudi deputy minister of defense Prince Salman bin Sultan in Amman, according to former Austrian general, Matthias Ghalem, who quoted Colonel Ahmed al-Naameh, head of the rebel Revolutionary Military Council in southern Syria.
Al-Naameh said two deputies of Robert Stephen Ford, the former U.S. ambassador to Syria, also attended the meeting. It was decided al-Nusra and the FSA would cooperate in the proxy war to depose al-Assad and turn Syria into a failed state like Iraq and Libya.
Ford played a key role in orchestrating the Syrian “resistance” and was and underling to Iraq ambassador John Negroponte, who during his tenure organized death squads in Iraq in a coordinated effort to destabilize the country.
“Since the opening of a new US base in the desert in southwest of Jordan in November 2012… CIA operatives and US special operations troops have covertly trained the militants in groups of 20 to 45 at a time in two-week courses,” al-Alam reported.
In June Aaron Klein reported the U.S. military had trained ISIS terrorists in Jordan.
Previously the German newspaper Der Spiegel reported Americans training “Syrian rebels,” although it was not clear if the Americans worked for private firms or were with the U.S. Army.