“We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert”. – J Robert Oppenheimer.
NYT is reporting that Iraq asked for airstrikes on ISIS a month ago and were denied by the White House.
I guess they better just call in ODIN.As the threat from Sunni militants in western Iraq escalated last month, Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki secretly asked the Obama administration to consider carrying out airstrikes against extremist staging areas, according to Iraqi and American officials.
But Iraq’s appeals for a military response have so far been rebuffed by the White House, which has been reluctant to open a new chapter in a conflict that President Obama has insisted was over when the United States withdrew the last of its forces from Iraq in 2011.
It looks to me like the USA always operates in the best interests of Western Energy CORPORATIONS and perhaps a little instability in Northern Iraq will serve the best interests of these same CORPORATIONS. That would be business as usual. I don't ascribe any virtuous moral intentions in the USA invasion and devastation of Iraq. Purely an Energy play, as in Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Egypt, Ukraine, etc. Perhaps the CIA has financed and armed these jihadists from Syria to improve the bottom lines of Western Big Energy. The first result of this action is an instant increase in OIL prices. Gosh, is it possible this is not as simple as the Mainstream Media stenographers and presstitures would have us believe. Look behind the screen please.
Remember those roof top helicopter retreats at the SVN embassy in 1975? Yea, due to repeat in 2014.
When this is over Al Qaeda will control Iraq, Syria and Libya. At that point expect Iran to pull a Russia and invade southern Iraq to protect the Shi'a population.
Al Qaeda is on the run... across the middle east.
Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he stops voting for the Free Fish party.
Think about it.
Redneck, hillbilly, fundie, Bible thumper, cracker, split tails, geezer, loon, xenophobe, islamaphobe, and homophobe are not words of tolerance.