Annexing Raqqa- Ethnic Cleansing & Where’s ISIS?

from Penny for Your Thoughts

 Raqqa has been stolen from Syria by US backed proxies– The 5 eyes media calls it liberation. The report that Raqqa has been “freed” I call it annexation. Calling this annexation anything except what it is…. would be misleading. Obfuscating. Intentionally so, I would add.

Recall my mentioning the 5 eyes media calling the Kurdish terrorists “landholders”? More of that misleading language….

The annexation of Raqqa came at great cost to the civilian population- A fact repeatedly mentioned here- Not including the massive civilian casualties there are reports of nearly 300,000 internally displaced from Raqqa…

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Iraqi forces taking over Kirkuk ‘a declaration of war’ – Kurdish Peshmerga

from RT

The Kurdish Peshmerga forces say that the takeover of Kirkuk is “a flagrant declaration of war” against the Kurds and warned that the Iraqi prime minister would pay a “heavy price” for triggering the conflict.

The “attack” on Kurdish-controlled Kirkuk by Iraqi troops is “a flagrant declaration of war against the nation of Kurdistan,” the Peshmerga General Command said in a statement, as cited by Rudaw.

The Peshmerga described Baghdad’s move as “retaliation against the right of the people to vote on their fate,” referring to last month’s referendum on Kurdistan’s independence, in which 92.7 percent voted to secede from Iraq…

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Iraq – The End Of The Kurdish Independence Project

from Moon of Alabama

Today the Iraqi government took Kirkuk back from occupying Kurdish forces. This marks the end of the Kurdish independence project in Iraq.

in 2014 the Islamic State occupied Mosul.  At the same time the regional Kurdish government under Masoud Barzani sent its Peshmerga troops to take the oil rich city of Kirkuk from the collapsing forces of the central Iraqi government. There were plausible allegations and some evidence (vid) that the Kurds had made a deal with ISIS and coordinated the move.

In 2016 and 2017 Iraqi forces defeated ISIS in Mosul. Kurdish groups took the opportunity of the ISIS defeat to occupy further land, even as that did not have a Kurdish majority population and did not belong to their autonomous region.

The red lined area is the autonomous Kurdish region in Iraq as accepted by the Iraqi constitution. The red dotted line is the additional area the Kurds captured and at times controlled.

The Iraqi government insisted that the situation be turned back to the pre-2014 lines. The vast majority of the people in Kirkuk are Turkmen and Arab. Kirkuk produces two-third of all oil in north Iraq. There was not a chance that any central government of Iraq would leave the city and these riches to Kurdish occupiers.

 

But the Kurdish leaders did neither think nor listen. The leading Barzani clan and his KDP party, long associated with Israel, tried to solidify their resource robbery. On September 25 they held an “independence referendum” in all areas under their control. All countries, except Israel, spoke out against this move.

But Barzani was urged on by the Zionists and international neo-conservatives.

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U.S. CentCom Declares War On Russia (MoA)

from Moon of Alabama

Yesterday three high ranking Russian officers were killed in an “ISIS attack” in eastern-Syrian. It is likely that they were killed by U.S. special forces or insurgents under U.S. special forces control. The incident will be understood as a declaration of war.

The U.S. Central Command in the Middle East wants the oil fields in east-Syria under control of its proxy forces to set up and control a U.S. aligned Kurdish mini-state in the area. The Syrian government, allied with Russia, needs the revenues of the oil fields to rebuild the country.


Last week the Russians issued sharply worded statements against U.S. coordination with al-Qaeda terrorists in Idleb province and warned of further escalation.

Yesterday the Russian Ministry of Defense accused the U.S. military in east-Syria of direct collaboration with the Islamic State:

US Army special units provide free passage for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) through the battle formations of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists, the ministry said in a statement.“Facing no resistance of the ISIS militants, the SDF units are advancing along the left shore of the Euphrates towards Deir ez-Zor,” the statement reads.

The newly released images “clearly show that US special ops are stationed at the outposts previously set up by ISIS militants.”

“Despite that the US strongholds being located in the ISIS areas, no screening patrol has been organized at them,” the Russian Ministry of Defense said.

This map marks the currently relevant conflict area – (U.S. proxies – yellow, SAA – red, ISIS – black):


The accusations are plausible. Large parts of ISIS in Deir Ezzor consist of local tribal forces from eastern-Syria. U.S. special envoy Brett McGurk recently met tribal leaders who had earlier pledged allegiance to ISIS. Deals were made. As we wrote:

The U.S. diplomat tasked with the job, Brett McGurk, recently met with local tribal dignitaries of the area. Pictures of the meeting were published. Several people pointed out that the very same dignitaries were earlier pictured swearing allegiance to the Islamic State.

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IDF Apologist and Regime Change Advocate Bernard-Henri Levy Lies Through His Teeth in Desperate Greater Kurdistan Screed

by Scott Creighton

‘This is our 1948’: Kurds kindle a close relationship with Jews and Israel

Bernard-Henri Levy has a long history of backing brutal IDF actions in Gaza as well as pretty much EVERY globalist regime change operation since Yugoslavia.

  • Through the 2000s, Lévy argued that the world must pay more attention to the crisis in Darfur.[7]
  • In August 2008, Lévy reported from South Ossetia, Georgia, during the 2008 South Ossetia war; on that occasion he interviewed the President of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili.[25] (the attack on Russian peace-keepers and the people of South Ossetia)
  • On 24 June 2009, Lévy posted a video on Dailymotion in support of the Iranian protesters who were being repressed after the contested elections.[22] (Hillary Clinton’s attempt at a color revolution in Iran)
  • At the opening of the “Democracy and its Challenges” conference in Tel Aviv (May 2010) Lévy gave a very high estimation of the Israel Defense Forces, saying “I have never seen such a democratic army, which asks itself so many moral questions. There is something unusually vital about Israeli democracy.”[24]  (this he did less than a year after the IDF attacked civilians, women and children during Operation Cast Lead, killing hundreds of them indiscriminately while the world focused on the transition of presidential authority here in the states)
  • In March 2011, he engaged in talks with Libyan rebels in Benghazi, and publicly promoted the international acknowledgement of the recently formed National Transitional Council.[26][27]   (Hillary Clinton’s regime change operation in Libya)
  • In May 2011, Lévy argued for military intervention in Syria against Bashar al-Assad after violence against civilians in response to the 2011 Syrian uprising.[31]
  • Levy was in Kiev, Ukraine during the Maidan Revolution in February 2014, actively promoting the events.[39]
  • In February 2015, he performed his play Hotel Europa at the Kiev opera house on the first anniversary of the Euromaidan’s toppling of the pro-Russian government of Victor Yanukovich.[40]

Ironic isn’t it, that Levy seems to have a particular fondness for the new neo-Nazi government in Ukraine in spite of the fact that “Lévy is proudly Jewish, and he has said that Jews ought to provide a unique Jewish moral voice in society and politics.[7]

It would seem there has not been a globalist regime change operation in the past 30 years or so that Bernard-Henri Levy hasn’t backed 100% and most of them he travels to and “reports” from in favor of the bloody overthrow of democratically elected… LEFT LEANING… governments.

True to form, Levy has weighed in on the failing Greater Kurdistan project, which most analysts will tell you, is STRONGLY supported by the fascist Likud faction in Tel Aviv.

And, true to history, his support isn’t hampered by facts in the slightest as he is fully capable of making up his own as he goes.

The timidity of the international community in the face of the Sept. 25 referendum on an independent Kurdistan is a trifecta of shame, absurdity, and historic miscalculation…

But now that the time has come to settle up, the United States remains stubbornly opposed to the referendum, urging the Kurds to put off their aspirations for independence to an indeterminate date in the future. Levy, Foreign Policy Mag

Iraqi Kurdistan (as it is called) is seeking to hold a referendum on independence in a week and it’s causing a bit of a stir throughout the Middle East. The Iraqi government, our puppet government, is opposed to it. As are Syria, Turkey and Iran for that matter. Why? Because it is the first official step toward Greater Kurdistan, a project announced by Condi Rice in 2006 in Tel Aviv when she gave a lecture talking about “the birth pangs of a New Middle East”

Levy’s article is full of disinformation and outright lies regarding the glorious Kurds and the Barzani ruled dictatorship in “Iraqi Kurdistan”

For one thing he says the referendum isn’t ultimately about creating Greater Kurdistan and in fact he claims there is no consensus among the Kurds in the 4 targeted nations regarding the creation of one super-state.

It is as if these voices are unaware that the present referendum concerns only the Kurds of Iraq, who have no ambition to form a greater Kurdistan with their “brothers” and “sisters” in Turkey and SyriaLevy, Foreign Policy Mag

That is an outright lie.

Representatives from the four parts of greater Kurdistan came together to take part in a Kurdish conference in Moscow, discussing the future of the nation in the new Middle East in light of the war against ISIS both in Iraq and Syria, where Kurdish forces have made significant gains against the extremist militants. March 2017

Yes, there has been some infighting among the Kurdish factions. And in fact, many Kurdish citizens, those not likely to profit from the new nation, would rather remain citizens of Syria, Iraq, Turkey and Iran. But for the most part, the Kurdish factions have been bought off over time and they realize that there must be “one ring to rule them all” and Barzani wears it because it was given to him by the U.S., Britain and Israel.

In this quote from Levy’s FP article, the lies come fast and furious:

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Israel Uses Bogus UN Report to Justify Illegal Attack on Syrian Arab Army (AE video)

Israel has launched an attack on the SAA using the bogus report from the International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic as justification. Apparently Israeli Zionists aren’t ready to give up on their “snatch the Golan Heights forever” project or their Greater Kurdistan plan. The report dusts off the old chestnut of Khan Sheikhoun sarin gas attack. The “report” is a complete fabrication based ENTIRELY on al Qaeda-linked terrorist “witnesses” and Britain’s White Helmets propaganda vehicle who USED TO BE CALLED “the Islamic State Fire Brigade”

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The Obamafication of Trump in Pipelineistan (AE video)

President Trump talked about the threat of terrorism coming from Afghanistan as his justification for his flip-flop. Truth is, he has been forced to change his stance on our involvement in the country due to our commitment to our “national interests” in Pipelineistan just like Obama did before him.

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