people queuing for relief in obama/brennan’s destroyed syria
This is a picture I saw at emptywheel’s site
. It’s a queue of people in Syria lining up for food in the penultimate nation destroyed by the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Barack Obama. Ukraine is the most recent, at this point, in the line of nations destroyed by Barack Obama.
51 Killed as al-Qaeda Fights al-Qaeda on Syria-Iraq Border
Major fighting erupted in the oil-rich city of Bukamal, in Syria’s Deir Ezzor Province, as al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) attempted to wrest control from its rival al-Qaeda faction, Jabhat al-Nusra.
The city is doubly valuable for rebel factions, as it is both a source of oil revenue for its occupier and has a border with Iraq’s Anbar Province, a particularly big incentive for AQI, which presently controls much of Anbar as well.
At least 51 people have been reported killed so far as AQI has gained considerable ground. Nusra fighters have reportedly requested reinforcements in an attempt to keep the city.
AQI and Jabhat al-Nusra have been openly warring for months, since al-Qaeda’s parent organization disavowed AQI as too brutal for their taste, and endorsed Nusra as their official Syria affiliate. Despite losing their imprimatur, AQI has continued to control much more territory and seems to be the stronger of the two factions.
Iraq and Syria … Brennan/Obama/Bandar must be delighted! Warms the cockles of a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate’s heart, it does.
In talks with Saudi monarch, Obama prepares escalation of US-backed war in Syria
US President Barack Obama arrived in Saudi Arabia Friday, trailed by leaks to the Washington media suggesting that the US government had decided to escalate its intervention in the civil war in Syria. Press reports cited the ongoing conflict with Russia over Ukraine as a key factor in impelling the White House to change course in its attacks on Syria, a key Russian ally.
Hours before Obama’s plane landed in Riyadh, the Washington Post published a commentary by its well-connected foreign policy columnist David Ignatius, headlined “Obama appears ready to expand covert assistance to Syrian opposition.” Ignatius, the son of a Vietnam-era secretary of the Navy who has close ties to top CIA officials, is a frequent conduit for communiqués from the military-intelligence apparatus.
Citing “knowledgeable officials,” Ignatius gave an outline of the program as follows:
Doubling the number of Syrian fighters to be trained at US-run camps in Jordan, northern Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Designating the Central Intelligence Agency, rather than the military, to run the training program and give it a “counterterrorism” focus, directed both at the Assad regime in Syria and the Al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant organization.
Giving US permission to Saudi Arabia to supply a limited number of anti-aircraft missile launchers, known as manpads, on a trial basis and with a remote shutdown mechanism installed, for use against helicopters and low-flying planes.
Barring aid to three “rebel” groups: the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Jabhat al-Nusra, and Ahrar al-Sham. Qatar, which has aided these groups, has agreed under US-Saudi pressure to stop doing so.
Funneling assistance to rebuilding local police and border security forces in areas where the “rebels” have displaced the Assad regime.
Ignatius concluded: “The rationale, bluntly stated, is that to reach an eventual diplomatic settlement in Syria, it is necessary now to escalate the conflict militarily.”
guest77 has a before and after picture of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate’s work in Ukraine …
before obama – after obama
It’s the World the way the CIA and the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate like it. The way it was after WW II. The World outside the Americas destroyed, on its knees, with the malignant, greed-deformed and dwarfed US a relative giant…
They plunder, they slaughter, and they steal: this they falsely name Empire, and where they make a wasteland, they call it peace.
Tacitus : Auferre, trucidare, rapere, falsis nominibus imperium; atque, ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant. — translation Loeb Classical Library edition
I’ve been reading Twelve Years a Slave. It’s not possible to tell where Solomon Northrup’s account leaves off and David Wilson’s prose carries on, but sources attest that Solomon was both memorious and articulate.
In several places throughout the book the point is made that the unimaginable cruelty of the slave masters of – not only – the Red River was supported by their common society. There was a southern ‘gentlemens’ agreement behind it all, each absolving himself or herself as he or she absolved her or his fellows – in their cowardice they saw no other way to proceed. Perhaps, like their slaves, they secretly had the audacity to hope for change? They certainly had not the will to effect it.
Is that not what is going on right now, again in the United States of America today? Look at the unimaginable suffering purposefully inflicted on whole countries full of people by our Land of the Free and the Home of Brave. Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Libya, Syria, Ukraine … Russia? China? Nuclear World War?
Why is there not a general outcry against the murderers, Obama, Brennan, et al. … for that is what they are : utterly lawless murderers causing the deaths of tens, of hundreds of thousands, and the dispossession of millions.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.
Tacitus: The Histories, bk. 1, sect. 28.
“Twelve Years a Slave” stirred the memory of Thaddeus St. John, a New York county judge
who had witnessed Northup along with two boyhood friends, Alexander Merrill and Joseph Russell, while journeying to Washington, D.C. in 1841.
When St.John encountered the two men a few days later, they were without Northup but in possession of new clothes and flashy watches and ivory canes. St. John accused them of selling Northup for $500, but Merrill told him he was wrong – they had in fact sold him for $650.
Based on St. John’s lead, Northup identified Merrill and Russell as his abductors. Authorities arrested the pair in July 1854, and a hearing was held in the Saratoga County Courthouse. Merrill and Russell spent a few months behind bars, but ultimately the case fizzled amid questions of jurisdiction and statute of limitations.
A quest for justice against the slave trader who bought Northup in the nation’s capital also failed as the color of the black man’s skin precluded the kidnapping victim from being permitted to testify in court.
In spite of the memoir’s commercial success, Northup earned only $3,000, and his ultimate fate is still a mystery.
The last mention of him in the press occurred in 1857 when a Canadian newspaper reported that he was forced to flee a scheduled lecture appearance in Streetsville, Ontario, when audience members jeered him with racial epithets.
There is speculation that money woes forced Northup to become a vagabond, and there are even far-flung theories that he was murdered by Merrill and Russell or abducted into slavery for a second time.
So too have Barack Obama and John Brennan walked away from their crimes, enjoying their booty. Barack Obama retains his Nobel Peace Prize … can anything be more monstrous than that? Yes ! He retains the powers of the Presidency of the United States of America and his crime-wave continues! Is murder not a high-crime?
Yet all of us … do nothing. Nothing effective.
We may deplore his crimes … but they continue. What good does our disapproval do his … OUR … victims? Victims of the democratic government of the United States of America?
Worse than their immunity is their continued perpetration of their crimes ! in broad and broader daylight. On the front page. On the nightly news.
The bottom line is that our nation has been on a rogue, murderous rampage since the beginning of the century and the only thing that counts is not our disapproval, not even our sanction of our criminals (if and when that ever does occur), but our rising up and ending these crimes!
Slavery in America was bestial and criminal … is not nation breaking … our attempt to enslave the world … at least as bad or worse? Our victims are precluded from testifying in court … we must rein in our spearmen ourselves!
What must we do to end their/our crimes, how far shall we go?
We must do what it takes and go as far as we must.
Or shall we be ‘good Germans’, and all point at each other after the collapse of our spree, when our national crimes can no longer be denied. Shall we all just hang on till the end, or until we die … and leave our children and grandchildren to clean up our mess?
I remember the phrase … “Impeach the Cox Sacker!” Do you? Is not Barack Obama’s refusal to turn over the documents required by the Senate Committee on Intelligence Oversight at least as serious as was the dismissal of a special prosecutor?
We must see Barack Obama and John Brennan removed from power ! and in the dock … and our call must then be “Next?” to whoever dares attempt continue their crime streak when they’ve been put out of business.