Bombing for Kurdistan’s Oil Fields

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The photo shows Senator John McCain meeting with
IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in 2013 in Turkey.

US warplanes have joined the Baghdad and Erbil governments in bombing rebels and civilians in Iraq while assisting the CIA-IS/ISIS/ISIL forces (called in Arabic al-Dawlah al-ʾIslāmiyyah) that are terrorising the population on the ground.

By creating such chaos both on the ground and in the air the Pentagon has fooled both the Iraqi and the Iranian administrations into accepting the CIA chosen successor Haider Abadi as puppet Prime Minister, who has been commissioned by current CIA chosen President Fuad Masum. In the meantime (now officially ex-Prime Minister) Nuri Al-Maliki will continue leading his private militia in attacking Iraqi rebels in the south.

Iraqi sources report that on the day before Nuri Al-Maliki was deposed the Iraqi government warplanes shelled civilian areas of Tikrit, the center of the province of Salahuddin, and dropped barrel bombs onto Fallujah General Hospital, “killing and wounding dozens, including a number of the medical staff at the hospital, and demolishing large parts of the top two floors of the hospital, and damaging a number of neighboring houses .. noting that the number of dead and injured are still under the rubble.”

CNN confirmed what these Iraqi sources reported, citing a spokesman for the Pentagon (John Kirby), that US fighter aircraft (F-18) launched laser-guided bombs each weighing (500-pound) on sites near Erbil in northern Iraq, adding:

“The decision to bomb was made by American Central Command with the authorization of the Supreme Commander.” The deputy national security adviser (Ben Rhodes) revealed that the current American military operations were centered around the Kurdish capital Arbil (Erbil), and hinted that United States is ready to expand operations to include areas near the capital Baghdad. In this context, an official in the White House told Reuters: “There is no specific time to end the American air strikes in Iraq” noting that “it depends on the security situation on the ground” as he said.

Dahlia Wasfi reported the following in her essay The truth about Operation Iraqi Liberation, published 12 Aug 2014 at http://www.middleeasteye.net/essays/truth-about-operation-iraqi-liberation-take-two-1129963995>

Local tribal leaders were (and remain) in control of Fallujah, not IS, despite what numerous media outlets reported. “Rooting out terrorists” as an excuse for quashing local resistance is a story we have heard before. Recall the November 2004 siege of Fallujah, in which the US military conducted massive aerial bombardments and then designated all residents remaining in that city as “insurgents”. Iraqi government air strikes and barrel bomb attacks on the people of Fallujah in the name of combating ISIS/ISIL terrorists have continued from January through to today. These attacks include numerous strikes on Fallujah General Hospital. This ongoing violent and criminal government oppression in Iraq further emboldened the opposition forces.

Dahlia Wasfi’s essay contains a section callled “Public relations cover” where she explains:

Then on 3 August, the areas of Sinjar and Zummar under Kurdish control in northern Iraq were seized by IS, per most media reports (it’s not clear to me yet whether IS or opposition forces have control). The community of Yazidis in Sinjar fled to the hills in fear of IS’s advance and became stranded there; so began the latest humanitarian crisis. By 6 August, IS advanced to within 30 miles of Iraqi Kurdistan’s capital city of Irbil; this development brought about an immediate change in US policy. Irbil is home to a key American CIA station. It is also home to numerous American and British oil companies whose operations were threatened by the Peshmerga (Kurdish Army) loss of territory. There have been numerous humanitarian crises brought about by US-sponsored instability in Iraq. We’ve ignored (and/ or caused) many of them. But threats to the oil industry – that danger elicits a militant response from the United States.

The US government acts to protect the flow of oil and the dollar; humanitarian causes provide the necessary public relations cover. No matter how sophisticated our weaponry, airstrikes kill innocent people, and it makes no sense to kill one set of innocent people (“collateral damage”) in the name of saving other innocent people. The US administration doesn’t care about the welfare of Yazidis today any more than it has cared for the welfare of the 2-3 million Iraqis who have died because of US policy since 1991. These airstrikes are about the oil.

Likely with US encouragement, Kurdish Regional President Massoud Barzani launched attacks on IS that are striking the city of Mosul. According to witnesses on the ground, Peshmerga mortars have hit civilian homes, causing death and destruction. The Iraqi air force is also supporting Peshmerga fighters over Mosul. And though the US military claims to have struck only “convoys” and other such “IS targets” in the past days, we should know by now that these are sanitised propaganda reports. The people in Mosul are now isolated; they have no water, electricity, or fuel for their cars or generators. Fearing incursion by “IS”, Kurdish forces have sealed their borders, preventing anyone from entering or exiting.’

Justin Raimondo article “Iraq: Why Bomb Now?”, published on 11 August 2014 at http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2014/08/10/iraq-why-bomb-now/ gives the following explanation:

The cover story we are being given is that 40,000 members of the formerly obscure Yazidi sect were being threatened with “genocide” by ISIS, which is supposedly demanding they convert to Islam or die… The problem with this narrative is that ISIS has been beheading its way through Iraq all these months with nary a peep from our vaunted “humanitarians.” And yet suddenly, we are told, it was imperative that we act. Why? Are the Yazidis so special that their suffering counts for more than the Shi’ites and others who have faced the very same predicament – conversion or death – in northern, central, and eastern Iraq? … The answer is the central axiom of real estate: location, location, location. ISIS was getting close to Kurdistan, and eyeing Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).’

John B Judis correctly named his article “The US Airstrikes in Northern Iraq Are All About Oil”

[at http://www.newrepublic.com/article/119035/us-attack-islamic-militants-all-about-iraqs-oil], but this is just a portion of the truth as Justin Raimondo explains it:

The larger truth encompasses both military and domestic political reasons – Washington wants Kurdistan as a possible launching site for a military campaign against Iran if such becomes (in their view) necessary. Israel, for its part, is practically demanding independence for Kurdistan, and Washington – not known for resisting Israeli demands – is slowly but surely caving in to the Israel lobby and abandoning its insistence on the unity of Iraq. The escalation of this abandonment was signaled by the President’s recent statement that the US military effort in Iraq isn’t just a bomb-and-go affair but “will take some time.”

Justin Raimondo reveals that

“the Kurds have hired the well-connected Patton Boggs public relations firm to press its case for a prolonged American campaign, with a budget in the millions… Militant Kurdish ultra-nationalism unleashed on the Middle East will prove a scourge for the entire region, one that could end in a war involving all the major players. Washington and Tel Aviv are playing with fire – a fire, furthermore, that is being deliberately set. Arsonists are on the loose in the most volatile part of the world, and no one should be surprised by the subsequent conflagration. ”

[http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2014/08/10/iraq-why-bomb-now/]

It appears that the American Central Command are pretending they are bombing their own CIA-IS forces whereas in fact they are also bombing rebels fighting those US armed ISIS terrorists who were trained in Jordan by CIA and Mossad and who now threaten to bite the hand that raised them.’

United States’ CIA, Israel’s Mossad, Britain M16, Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence and Persian Gulf allies Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Kuwait are responsible for the creation of ISIS.

The blogger at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=e2e_1407810409 wrote:

According a document recently released by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, now the Islamic State, is an intelligence asset … The NSA document states the group was established by U.S., British and Israeli intelligence as part of a strategy dubbed “the hornet’s nest” to draw Islamic militants from around the world to Syria.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi “took intensive military training for a whole year in the hands of Mossad, besides courses in theology and the art of speech,” the documents explain, according to Gulf Daily News, a Bahrainian source.

In June a Jordanian official told Aaron Klein of WorldNetDaily (WND) that ISIS members (or Syrian rebels who would later join ISIS) were trained in 2012 by U.S. instructors working at a secret base in Jordan.’

Aaron Klein wrote in “Blowback! U.S. trained Islamists who joined ISIS”, published on 17 June 2014 at http://www.wnd.com/2014/06/officials-u-s-trained-isis-at-secret-base-in-jordan/:

WND reported last week that, according to Jordanian and Syrian regime sources, Saudi Arabia has been arming the ISIS and that the Saudis are a driving force in supporting the al-Qaida-linked group. WND further reported that, according to a Shiite source in contact with a high official in the government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, the Obama administration has been aware for two months that the al-Qaida-inspired group that has taken over two Iraqi cities and now is threatening Baghdad also was training fighters in Turkey.

The source told WND that at least one of the training camps of the group Iraq of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Syria, the ISIS, is in the vicinity of Incirlik Air Base near Adana, Turkey, where American personnel and equipment are located. He called Obama “an accomplice” in the attacks that are threatening the Maliki government the U.S. helped establish through the Iraq war. The source said that after training in Turkey, thousands of ISIS fighters went to Iraq by way of Syria to join the effort to establish an Islamic caliphate subject to strict Islamic law, or Shariah.”

Brandon Turbeville asked on 6 August 2014 at http://www.activistpost.com/2014/08/why-arent-isis-and-al-qaeda-attacking.html: Why does Israel not share the concern it has over Palestinians, Iranians, Syrians, and Lebanese with al-Nusra, ISIS, and al-Qaeda? Why do these groups wage jihad against Israel’s enemies but not against Israel itself?

Indeed, this curious fact was also raised by Nabil Na’eem, the former al-Qaeda commander who recently gave an interview to Al-Maydeen where he stated that these organizations of Islamic terror were in fact controlled by the CIA. Na’eem stated in regards to Issam Hattito,

For instance, Issam Hattito, head of Muslim Brotherhood responsible for leading the battles against Bashar Assad, where does he reside? Is he in Beirut? Riyadh or Cairo? He’s residing in Tel Aviv.

Ahmad Jarba, does he stay in Riyadh, Cairo or Tehran? He’s moving between New York, Paris and London, his employers, who pay his expenses . . .

Nabil Na’eem is right to point out these odd bedfellows because it provides one small piece of a larger puzzle – that Israel, along with its cohorts in the West (the United States and Europe) are not victims of Islamic terror, they are sponsors of it.

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2 thoughts on “Bombing for Kurdistan’s Oil Fields

  1. 'Role of Pine Gap' says:

    Top intelligence analyst slams Pine Gap’s role in American drone strikes

    The joint US-Australian defence base at Pine Gap is accused of helping direct American drone strikes leading to Australia’s leading intelligence expert to call its work ‘ethically unacceptable’.http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-08-13/top-intelligence-analyst-slams-pine-gaps-role-in/5669322

    … and Pine Gap is being used in the current US bombing of Iraq:

    Local tribal leaders were (and remain) in control of Fallujah, not IS, despite what numerous media outlets reported. “Rooting out terrorists” as an excuse for quashing local resistance is a story we have heard before.

    Recall the November 2004 siege of Fallujah, in which the US military conducted massive aerial bombardments and then designated all residents remaining in that city as “insurgents”.

    Iraqi government air strikes and barrel bomb attacks on the people of Fallujah in the name of combating ISIS/ISIL terrorists have continued from January through to today.

    These attacks include numerous strikes on Fallujah General Hospital. This ongoing violent and criminal government oppression in Iraq further emboldened the opposition forces. … http://workersbushtelegraph.com.au/2014/08/13/bombing-for-kurdistans-oil-fields/

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