Since August 2014, the US Air Force with the support of a coalition of 19 countries has relentlessly waged an intensified air campaign against Syria and Iraq allegedly targeting the Islamic State brigades.
According to Defense News, over 16,000 airstrikes were carried out from August 2014 to mid January 2015. Sixty percent of the air strikes were conducted by the US Air Force using advanced jet fighter and bombing capabilities (Aaron Mehta, “A-10 Performing 11 Percent of Anti-ISIS Sorties”. Defense News, January 19, 2015.)
The airstrikes have been casually described by the media as part of a “soft” counter-terrorism operation, rather than an act of all out war directed against Syria and Iraq.
This large scale air campaign which has resulted in countless civilian casualties has been routinely misreported by the mainstream media. According to Max Boot, senior fellow in national security at the Council on Foreign Relations. ”Obama’s strategy in Syria and Iraq is not working… [because] the U.S. bombing campaign against ISIS has been remarkably restrained”. (Newsweek, February 17, 2015, emphasis added)
Americans are led to believe that the Islamic State constitutes a formidable force confronting the US military and threatening Western Civilization. The thrust of media reporting is that the US Air Force has failed and that “Obama should get his act together” in effectively confronting this ”Outside Enemy” of America.
According to CFR Max Boot, military escalation is the answer: what is required is for the president “to dispatch more aircraft, military advisers, and special operations forces, while loosening the restrictions under which they operate.” (Ibid)
What kind of aircraft are involved in the air campaign? The F-16 Fighting Falcon (above), The F-15E Strike Eagle (image below), The A-10 Warthog, not to mention Lockheed Martin’s F-22 Raptor stealth tactical fighter aircraft.
Question for Our Readers
Why has the US Air Force not been able to wipe out the Islamic State which at the outset was largely equipped with conventional small arms not to mention state of the art Toyota pickup trucks?
From the very outset, this air campaign has NOT been directed against ISIS. The evidence confirms that the Islamic State is not the target. Quite the opposite.
The air raids are intended to destroy the economic infrastructure of Iraq and Syria.
The USAF-15E Strike Eagle
We call on our readers to carefully reflect on the following image, which describes the Islamic State convoy of pickup trucks entering Iraq and crossing a 200 km span of open desert which separates the two countries.
What would have been required from a military standpoint to wipe out an ISIS convoy with no effective anti-aircraft capabilities?
Without an understanding of military issues, common sense prevails.
If they had wanted to eliminate the Islamic State brigades, they could have “carpet” bombed their convoys of Toyota pickup trucks when they crossed the desert from Syria into Iraq in June.
The answer is pretty obvious, yet not a single mainstream media has acknowledged it.
The Syro-Arabian Desert is open territory (see map right). With state of the art jet fighter aircraft (F15, F22 Raptor, F16) it would have been –from a military standpoint– ”a piece of cake”, a rapid and expedient surgical operation, which would have decimated the Islamic State convoys in a matter of hours.
Instead what we have witnessed is an ongoing drawn out six months of relentless air raids and bombings, and the terrorist enemy is apparently still intact.
(In comparison, the NATO bombing raids of Yugoslavia in 1999 lasted about three months (March 24-June 10, 1999).
And we are led to believe that the Islamic State cannot be defeated by a powerful US-led military coalition of 19 countries.
The air campaign was not intended to decimate the Islamic State.
The counter-terrorism mandate is a fiction. America is the Number One “State Sponsor of Terrorism”.
The Islamic State is not only protected by the US and its allies, it is trained and financed by US-NATO, with the support of Israel and Washington’s Persian Gulf allies.
While no one should take ISIS to be any less of a threat than it is, we might take some small consolation from the possibility that some of the sculptures the militants smashed on video this week at the Nineveh Museum in Mosul, Iraq, were replicas. While an Assyrian stone lion smashed in the videos is indisputably a terrible loss, the destruction of replicas in this particular case may soften the blow.
“According to archaeologists, most if not all the statues in the Mosul museum are replicas not originals,” reports Channel 4 News, London. “The reason they crumble so easily is that they’re made of plaster. ‘You can see iron bars inside,” pointed out Mark Altaweel of the Institute of Archaeology at University College, London, as we watched the video together. ‘The originals don’t have iron bars.'”
“According to the British Institute,” adds Channel 4, “the originals were taken to Baghdad for safekeeping. ISIS probably wouldn’t care about the distinction. One false idol is the same as another.”
All the same, reaction around the world has been swift and horrified (see The Metropolitan Museum and Others Respond to ISIS Destruction of Assyrian Sculptures). ISIS has also done a brisk business in smuggling antiquities out of the region for sale on foreign markets (seeIncrease in Antiquities Smuggling Busts amidst Government Crackdown), though the international trade is mostly focused on smaller items.
Why are the militants so bent on destruction of the region’s cultural heritage? Amr al-Azm, a Syrian anthropologist and historian, told theNew York Times that the destruction of artworks, and the slaughter and capture of Assyrians and others in the area that it accompanied, are strategic. While the militants claim that they are smashing the sculptures because they are idols forbidden by Islam, he posits that “It’s all a provocation” aimed to lure U.S. and Iraqi forces to try to retake Mosul. “They want a fight with the West because that’s how they gain credibility and recruits,” Azm said.
ISIS has “repeatedly threatened to destroy [the museum’s] collection,” according to the Times, since they took the city in June.
CNN gets international ridicule after fake ISIS report
There had a been a number of scandals where CNN employees were ordered to change their stories for political reasons. The most famous incident involved former CNN investigative reporter Amber Lyons. She recorded evidence that the government of Bahrain was violently suppressing dissidents. CNN censored her report on behalf of the government of Bahrain. The Bahrain Economic Development Board paid CNN to control how the country is portrayed.
After being fired Lyons told the public that CNN also took money from Kazakhstan and the Republic of Georgia in exchange for positive media coverage.
Since then, it is becoming increasingly apparent to everyone that CNN has no value as a media outlet. The routinely make up elements of stories.
CNN’s latest fake claim is being ridiculed all over the world. This is an entire five minute segment of total nonsense.
ISIS is not luring women with kittens and nutella. ISIS does not have a brigade of female fighters. More on female fighters below.*
The Kurdish Peshmerga has a female regiment that is trained in combat. Because they are desperate for more fighters, members of the female regiment are allowed to volunteer to go to the frontlines. Most of the female fighters you have seen on tv are from the Kurdish HPG. This is the military wing of the Worker’s Party of Kurdistan [PKK]. This is a pro-Communist Kurdish separatist group in Turkey. HPG believes in using women in combat as part of their Marxist ideology. HPG fighters are actively fighting ISIS in both Syria and Iraq. The Peshmerga is sponsored by the Iraqi government. The HPG has no state sponsors. In fact the PKK/HPG are a banned “terrorist organization” in Turkey.
Kurdistan was a short lived Soviet Satellite state after WWII. Many Kurds have remained hard-line Communists every since. The second largest party in Iraqi Kurdistan is the Socialist PUK, which is allied with the PKK in Turkey. In 1996, the PUK and PKK fought a civil war against the centrist Kurdistan Democratic Party [KDP]. Both the United States and Iran sponsored the Communist/Socialist side. The centrist Kurds, who presently are part of the Iraqi ruling coalition today, begged Saddam Hussein for help when Iranian troops started launching attacks from across the border.
Hussein defeated the Kurdish communists, and the US accused Hussein of war crimes.
The Fake Beheadings
Steven Sotloff appears in two different videos: the first time in the video “Message to America” where is beheaded the poor freelance American James Foley, in the second video, “A second message to America” in which the journalist from his message against Obama , forced by jihadists Isis. Many have speculated that both videos were not truthful.
As for the video on the beheading of James Foley has spoken about Christopher Davidson, a Middle East expert, noted the “windy” on the orange jumpsuit of the reporter, that you can not see the grass instead. Moreover, the “pixelated on the neck” of the journalist and “the absence of tension” are additional elements that raise doubts. Even the American media have expressed perlessità as pointed out by the nineteenth century. The Russians however have thought the video was mounted in a manner not used dalll’Isis. It ‘s true, but to a certain point: the ISIS fact, in addition to being well financed and armed, has a health professional communication, the “Al Hayat Media center” of which you can see the logo that appears in other Isis video. The Russians say the video is fake and is a ploy to create the casus belli and invade Syria. What, if anything, could generate suspicion is precisely the sudden piety militia that if yesterday turned bloody video, slamming the horror in the face to the world, sowing the streets the deaths of hundreds of innocent people in shock, in the video anti-American omit the act of decapitation and show, in the case of Foley, the headless body, in the case of Sotloff rather not show it the act of decapitation or the headless body. Why?
But this is not the only false note in that diabolical construction Isis, there is more. As it was easy to see for all the person identified as the two Sotloff video seems to be different. One has the long face, while the other has a more round face shape. You could think of a difference of perspectives of the cameraman, but on closer inspection it is not exactly so. The video of the “second Sotloff” in fact, offers a greater variety of perspectives inquadrazione of the subject and it is easy to compare them with those of the “first Sotloff”. The nose is similar but not identical (but that should not change too much with the different facial grimacing). Eyebrows are similar, but the first Sotloff the corruccia differently from the second Sotloff yet both have the sun in his eyes. The ears are the same as the shape of the mouth seems apparently almost the same. The shape of the face really. And, to put it all, do not even like to Sotloff of which were circulated photos from the family. What’s more, while the journalist James Foley had been kidnapped for some time and his abduction had been made known in America, for Sotloff the story is, again, different: he was kidnapped by the time yes, but the family did not want to disclose the affair. Had Israeli citizenship, but this is a fact to be kept secret. And yet, perhaps to divert attention of Sotloff, his facebook profile does not seem to exist while there to Foley. Sotloff only has a twitter profile that is stopped by August 3, 2013.
Some people then assume that, at least in the case of Sotloff, was used an actor (in the first video). In the second video may be the same but nobody Sotloff sure it is dead anyway since it is not shown in the video at the full act of the slaughter. In the video of Foley instead the act of sticking is displayed but the sound emitted by the victim appears to have been installed at a later date as reported by forensic analyzes. In the case of short Foley is not excluded that the death by decapitation really occurred and that the head is his and not that of a victim or a puppet, but occurred after and perhaps not for the hand of the Executioner that, for the services secrets is an English rapper.
By those who are used to the doubles? Who is really Steven Sotloff? We can not know for sure. The only thing certain is that they remain strong doubt that the people who appear in the two videos are the same person. Until now only the great leaders of the secret services, heads of state, they used to do double the operations, but in the case of Sotloff the resemblance is so fine as to not even be noticed.
After Rita’s fake James Foley “beheading,” CNN interviewed a young woman who claimed to be James Foley’s sister, in order to create human interest in the hoax. This is how she looks the day after that his brother was beheaded:
In Rita Katz Prankster Zionist Mossad’s 22-minute video, Mr Al-Kasasbeh wears an orange tee-shirt and pants, and is professionally videotaped from various angles making a confession, just like CIA employee James Foley, Stephen Sotloff, David Haines, Alan Henning, Peter Kassig, and so on. All those videos came from Ritz Katz.
But instead of “beheading,” this time Rita had ISIS (i.e. Jordanian army guys posing as ISIS) supposedly burn Al-Kasasbeh alive in a cage on 3 Jan 2015, or maybe it was 3 Feb 2015. (Different media outlets give different dates.)
Anyway, Rita had the ISIS video before ISIS did, as always.
The only corporate media outlet willing to pay for her latest video was Fox Jews. The other outlets merely mention it, claiming that it further justifies the “war on terror,” plus the war on Syria. And Iraq. And Yemen. And Somalia. And Pakistan. And Afghanistan. And so on.
And it further vindicates Chris Kyle too.
Rita’s latest fake involved a Jordanian. That’s because King Abdullah II is now helping in the war on Syria, and he wants the support of the Jordanian Arabs to slaughter their fellow Arabs next door. News of Rita Katz’ latest farce was released as King Abdullah visited Obama at the White House.
Japanese Prime Minister Shizo Abe wants to start bombing Syria too. Therefore Rita did fake videos for him that supposedly show Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Gotō being “beheaded” by ISIS.
In Rita’s video (link below) the “ISIS” terrorists are actually members of the Jordanian army. Their fatigues are in perfect condition, and everything between the men is identical. Beneath their helmets are balaclavas identical to those in Rita’s hoax.
Effective hoaxes are those that people want to believe. If one of the Jordanian army guys who posed as “ISIS” members came forward and publicly explained that it was a hoax that he took part in, no one would believe him, because no one would want to. Everyone would call him a liar; an agent of “ISIS.” Even if the guy had a behind-the-scenes video of the making of the video hoax, people would call his real video a hoax, and the hoax video “real.”
You can see Rita’s 22-minute video at Fox Jews. It’s incredibly fake, but the actual burning is not bad, although it doesn’t come until the 18-minute mark.