October 21, 2016

Three Videos On The Mosul Battle

From, "ISIS plans to attack Mosul Dam" ansa.it, September 7, 2016:
Italian troops guarding Iraq's Mosul Dam are in danger after a "specific and detailed" warning of an attack by ISIS militants, the Wikilao site said Wednesday, saying the troops were on maximum alert. It said the attack would be "the biggest attack ever conceived by the Caliphate" in Iraq. While there has been no "proclamation" of the impending attack, as is ISIS's practice, Wikilao said there was not a single attack planned but "a large-scale assault that they have been working on for months." It said "the machine for the operation has started rolling" even though the preparations were being conducted in high secrecy to maximise the surprise effect.
Video Title: Petraeus says there’s a bigger challenge to come once Iraq retakes Mosul from ISIS. Source: PBS NewsHour. Date Published: October 20, 2016. Description: 
The battle for Mosul is the most important of the two-year campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq. Judy Woodruff speaks with retired Gen. David Petraeus, former commander of the Multi-National Force Iraq, about the current combat mission, as well as what he says is the greater challenge of governance of the region after ISIS has been dislodged.

Video Title: Islamic State: armed forces close in on Mosul. Source: Channel 4 News. Date Published: October 20, 2016. Description:
Iraqi and Kurdish forces have continued to close in on the last major stronghold of Islamic State in Iraq. The offensive supported by coalition airstrikes, began on Monday. Today, Kurdish forces opened up a new front in villages north east of Mosul like the strategically important Bashiqa - where fighting continues, while Iraqi forces attacked Bartella around six miles to the east - on the road between Mosul and Irbil - the Kurdish capital. They're also pushing north towards Hammam al- Alil.

Video Title:  After the Battle for Mosul. Source: Currents NY. Date Published: October 21, 2016. Description:
After ISIS, the world is anxious about what will come next for the people of Mosul. Michelle Powers sat down with Ed Clancy, a director from Aid to the Church in Need, who has worked directly with Christians on the front-lines.

October 20, 2016

Trump On The Fake War Against ISIS In Mosul

Trump told the truth about the politicized timing of the battle for Mosul.

Only an idiot thinks politics didn't have anything to do with the plan to liberate Mosul at this point in time.

The sad truth is that Mosul didn't need to be liberated if it had been protected more willfully.

The Iraqis, the Americans, the Saudis, and the Barzani-led Kurdish government ceded Iraqi territory to ISIS on purpose. They sacrificed the Ezidis to them on that mountain. Not a fan of ISIS, but the Iraqis and the "coalition" don't deserve to win this war, not after that shameful deed.

Now they're letting top ISIS commanders who committed crimes to escape into Syria. Another shameful deed.

Iraqi leaders of all sects and ethnicities have no shame. Iraq will be in a state of war and degradation for the foreseeable future because it has no true leaders. They have self-interested tribal chiefs, corrupt politicians who steal from the public, and religious preachers greedy for power, but not a strong leader. It will be under the influence of the Americans, Turks, Saudis, and Iranians for a long time.

Some of the foolish citizens of Mosul who cheered when ISIS took their city falsely believed that ISIS was their saviour, that ISIS would take the fight to the Shiites and Iran who they irrationally feel humiliated by, but they have since learned that ISIS came to destroy and control them. ISIS were literally robbers in ski masks wielding machetes, and these idiots invited them into their homes.

If you let in an evil snake into your home, don't be surprised that it eventually turns on you. The Sunnis of Iraq and Syria have learned this over the course of the last five years. Turkey will learn this lesson in time. And Pakistan has been in the process of learning it.

October 18, 2016

What A Joke: France To Hold Talks On Mosul

 Source of photo: AFP.

France is holding a conference on the future of Mosul.

The same country that had a hand in screwing up Iraq and the Middle East a century ago is allowed a leading seat at the table to screw it up for another century.

These Iraqis, man, they have no self-respect. Only fools don't learn from their history.

Iraqis look to Europe for political leadership and America for military leadership, and then they wonder why they can't fix their own local problems. As long as they keep this submissive mindset and allow countries like America and France to handle their affairs then their society will be a mess for the next hundred years.

The exodus of the gifted and secular people out of Iraq won't end anytime soon. All the Christians, Ezidis, Jews, and other minorities have already left due to evil Western policies and actions. And they're probably never going back.

Video Title: France to host meeting on future of Mosul. Source: CCTV News. Date Published: October 18, 2016. Description:
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says France will host an international meeting on Thursday on the future of Mosul. The statement comes on the second day of a major offensive to retake Iraq's second city from ISIL militants. Ayrault said the coalition must plan for the stabilization of Mosul after the military battle, adding that Iran, which wields substantial influence in Iraq, was not invited to the talks.

U.S. And Its Criminal Regional Allies Deem Their ISIS Assets Too Valuable To Be Sacrificed In Mosul Battle

Obama is thinking why let U.S. trained mercenaries go to waste in Mosul when they could be used more productively elsewhere in the region? From the point of view of the Americans, Turks, Israelis, and Saudis, who all love ISIS, it's a great idea.

An excerpt from, "US, Saudis to grant 9,000 ISIS fighters free passage from Iraqi Mosul to Syria – source" RT, October 12, 2016:
The US and Saudi Arabia have agreed to grant free passage to thousands of Islamic State militants before the Iraqi city of Mosul is stormed. The jihadists will be redeployed to fight against the government in Syria, a military-diplomatic source told RIA Novosti.
"More than 9,000 Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS, ISIL) militants will be redeployed from Mosul to the eastern regions of Syria to carry out a major offensive operation, which involves capturing Deir ez-Zor and Palmyra,” the source said.
This evil plan is more proof that the U.S. and its criminal regional allies are toying with Iraqi and Syrian lives. They don't want the ISIS menace to ever go away. ISIS and terrorism in general will never be defeated as long as they have any influence in the region.

Video Title: Battle for Mosul sparks fears of humanitarian crisis. Source: AFP. Date Published: October 18, 2016.

October 17, 2016

A Conversation with Jacques Barzun (2010)

Video Title: A Conversation with Jacques Barzun (2010). Source: Leo Wong. Date Published: January 17, 2011. Description: 
A conversation with Jacques Barzun, hosted by Jack Jackson, Sept. 12, 2010, SoL (Source of Light) Center, University Presbyterian Church, San Antonio, TX. Uploaded with the permission of Jacques Barzun and Jack Jackson.

For more about Barzun, read Michael Murray, Jacques Barzun: Portrait of a Mind (Beil, 2011). bit.ly/​loM16A