ISIS War Shifts As Turkey Emboldened

Short Term Memory Loss. There are a few Biblical expressions that warn against ego, pride, condemnation and slander; Matthew 7:3 – “Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?” And again in 7:5 – “You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the peck from your brother’s eye.”

British History: The Brits have a long history of torture, punitive horrors, brutality and murder. Australia was formed as a result of the British expelling their debtors to a life of horror on a remote island. The United States was formed a a result of a revolt against the tyranny of the English Empire. Ireland saw two thirds of its population sold into slavery by the British. Kings beheaded their wives, public executions were commonplace. Violence in the form of murder and manslaughter was more common than accidental death. Women were burned to death on stakes. Society was built on the class of the Monarchs vs the peasants. Children were beaten and sold.

It was just 100 years ago that women were allowed to vote, but only those over the age of 30. Of course it should be noted that life expectancy was around 50 at that time and maternal death rates were about 2%. There were over 41 wars/conflicts that the Brits were involved in during the 20th century alone, including five with Ireland and three with Germany.

At the beginning of the 20th century, 25% of Brits lived in poverty, women were not allowed to work, 15% were living at subsistence levels and unemployment was extremely high and the disparity between the ultra rich and everyone else was extreme. Asians began to migrate to England and became the largest ethnic diversity. Between 1991 and present time, the ethnic diversity has more than tripled.

The Royal Family has a staff of 436. They run an annual tab of about 35.7 million pounds, or $53.8 in dollars. A report by the Institute For Fiscal Studies estimated the poverty level as of 2014 at 23.2%.

The point?

Former soldier, Ambassador to Afghanistan and Bosnia, and former UK Democratic Leader, Lord Paddy Ashton, has opened the dyke and is questioning the UK’s involvement in the funding support of ISIS. He specifically mentions Saudi Arabia and Qatar and the ongoing collaboration and friendship the UK enjoys with these countries. He is calling for an investigation into this matter given that the UK has denounced any military action against ISIS thus raising questions about the UK sympathies.  Are they enemy or friend?

Today the MIddle East tensions rose significantly higher as Turkey downed a Russian fighter jet and Syrian rebels, the same rebels that the US gives ammunition and weapons to, assassinated the pilots as they attempted to parachute down. An action that could propel Turkey into the midst of the war and escalate the entire situation, it is an important shift.

The 10 trillion dollar question? Who is on what side?

Why would the US care whether Russia says it has hit 1000 targets or 500? Does it really matter?  Why is this headlines?  Is this a game?  Are we really keeping score with allies?  Have we lost our marbles?!!

Or has this ISIS war become an ego match and nothing more?  Why is Obama meeting with Hollande and not all allies to bring forth a plan of action? Why are Canada and Australia silent? Apparently Canada is using the French escalation in attacks as justification to hide and whimper. They fear that if they do anything ISIS will retaliate and so they are willing to allow ISIS to grow and engorge and murder without consequence. They cower and think somehow this will make them immune. Canada talks about Assad and Putin and Iran as though they are the orchestrators when in fact Saudi Arabia, the US, the UK and Germany were the initial provocateurs. Only recently was Russia asked for its help by the US. And Iran has remained out of the fray. Canada – shame on you!

And where is Germany? Bringing in a million refugees and demanding everyone else bring in their quota according to Merkel’s admonition.  No matter the fake passports, the falsified documents, the ISIS infiltrators, just ignore those small, miniscule abnormalities…  But now, as a result of the Paris attacks, the champion of Europe, Germany, is beginning to loose it’s glow, and the EU is dividing rapidly. Who will come to the forefront? Who will choose sides with whom?

In the topsy-turvishness of this world we may see France rising, Germany falling prey to the ISIS they invited, and the war engulfing more borders than we can fathom. We may see the US asking Iran for help. China for help. While the allies we thought were our friends cower and the countries we decried and demonized as having logs in their eyes we find to be mere specks….and a shift occurs.

Snowden Blamed for Paris Attacks

Wait, wait, the London mayor, Boris Johnson, is blaming Snowden for the Paris attacks…

Can’t get much more far reaching than that! According to Johnson, because the UK didn’t pick up any chatter about the attacks, it is because Snowden taught ISIS how to avoid surveillance, and therefore the attacks were able to wreak their violence upon the innocent. CIA Director Brennan and Dana Perino jumped on the blame bandwagon as well calling the whole mess the result of Snowdens’ whistleblowing. But the obvious problem is how then have so many previous attempts been thwarted? Was it mere ‘luck’. And as Glen Greenwald pointed out, how is it that so many attacks prior to the Snowden revelation got through?  The blame is the nature of the beast…

What purpose does this serve? What were they attempting to accomplish by making such an absurd accusation?

Because apparently Iraq was able to pick up the chatter and warn Paris 72 hours before the attack occurred. And Paris chose to ignore the warning.   So, this would imply that Iraq has better surveillance methods than the UK? Or is it something else?

Could it be a deflective statement so as to redirect consensus? The UK has a new bill called the Investigatory Powers Bill which it unveiled just two weeks ago which would oblige telecommunications companies to turn over all data to the government allowing them to hack computers and smartphones at will.   But wait, the terrorists coordinated the attacks using Sony Playstation 4, not smartphones or computers.   This would mean that all the hacking in the world by the UK would have proven futile.

While it is not yet proven that Playstation was their method for planning the attack, the claim that they had no chatter via traditional means, indicates that alternate means were employed, ie, Playstation. Wake-up! A Playstation was found at one of the terrorists homes, but that is not proof positive, it remains speculative. Still, how is it that Iraq had information and no one else did?

Is it coincidental that Sony was hacked in 2014 and although North Korea was initially blamed, little else came of the news. The movie was blamed (remember Benghazi) and within a few moments, the entire thing was gone, the movie went on without a hitch and all was forgotten. Sony. Sounds like something – more there. As in, why were they really targeted? And no one since… Did the hack allow the backdoor into the Playstation?

Anyway, in addition, how is it that ISIS can upload videos, Tweet, and use social media without intervention? Why is it that Anonymous has to be the one to intervene? Shouldn’t all material related to them be blocked so as to cutoff their recruitment methods? Given that even Facebook blocks content that it deems “offensive”, wouldn’t ISIS recruitment constitute ‘offensive’?

ISIS has their own media company, well known throughout even Google… they have a Twitter hashtag. They have a magazine that could also easily be deleted or edited by the ‘professionals’… yet for some odd reason, all these forms of recruitment and propaganda continue unabated. It’s as though no one really wants it to be censored… including us, and all the usses.

These inconsistencies continue in the war against an ISIS which has obviously not been ‘contained’, defeated, or even slowed.

Within this we must address Saudi Arabia. While the Sauds are Sunni and ISIS is Sunni, this bond has proven quite real. It is a fundamental. It is the gang who will protect their own at all costs. They have their own world view, international world order… and while we tit for them they promise to tat for us.

So we’re stuck. We have this burden, this interlocked economy that makes us act and react more like a trapped animal. So maybe going with Cuba and Iran is more a desperate measure to get away from the Sauds whose hook gets ever stickier. Its picking the best of two evils and potentially making some very grave mistakes in the process. Remember we helped Hitler… GM, Ford, and a host of other companies both US, Swiss and German were on the dollar$$$$ bandwagon.

So how do we catch ISIS?   How do we intercept their communications and break their codes? How do we mash their core and disable their legs? Well, first and foremost you have to want to. Because there is no surer way of losing a fight than not wanting to win it…

China has recently announced it will be joining Russia in the fight against ISIS. Oh my, oh my. It is a personal jibe. China and Russia having to come to the rescue because the US and Europe cannot make a dent.   In Japanese custom this was called, losing face, and was considered quite devastating and worthy of one taking ones own life. The difference is that Obama does not possess the nationalism for his country (The US, not Kenya), to feel that sort of life and death affinity.