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Mattis: US Troops Need to Stay in Iraq for ‘Years’ — News from Antiwar.com

Posted by Martin C. Fox on March 26, 2017

http://news.antiwar.com/2017/03/24/mattis-us-troops-need-to-stay-in-iraq-for-years/

I have a solution for the US war in Iraq. Stop funding Saudi Arabia, Al Qaeda and Israel. Get the hell out.

Alternatively jump in the TARDIS and go back to 1947 or there abouts, before the CIA, and make the Dulles brothers become philatelists.

How long can supposedly intelligent people rationalize beating this long dead horse? How long will the sheeple tolerate it.

Shucks, I just remember why we are still there. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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President Trump: What Happened To Your Promise To Get Us Out These Messes, Close Bases And Bring Our Troops Home?

Posted by Martin C. Fox on March 25, 2017

https://www.thenation.com/article/congress-needs-to-stop-trumps-escalation-of-the-war-on-syria/

Congress Needs to Stop Trump’s Escalation of the War on Syria

 On March 9, The New York Times reported that the United States is sending 400 troops to Syria to bolster the small number of American troops that are already on the ground there. A week later, March 15, The Washington Post reported that the Pentagon has drawn up plans to send a 1,000 more troops within the coming weeks. Meanwhile, in anticipation of the coming (and perhaps final) stages of the operation against the Islamic State, the administration has decided to send “an additional 2,500 ground combat troops to a staging base in Kuwait from which they could be called upon to back up coalition forces battling the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.”

Candidate Trump, where did you go?

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The Secret Iraq Dossier

Posted by Martin C. Fox on March 8, 2017

http://www.smh.com.au/interactive/2017/iraq-dossier/

AU is still playing at “I want to be your friend” by allowing US marines to base in Oz just to antagonize China. Which means they are the focus of a possible attack. I thought tough Aussies had more self worth than to roll over for Uncle Sam. I am hoping what the govt does is not a reflection of the population.

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UN ‘Unclear’ If Accused Mosul Chemical Attack Conducted by ISIS or Iraq

Posted by Martin C. Fox on March 6, 2017

http://news.antiwar.com/2017/03/05/un-unclear-if-accused-mosul-chemical-attack-conducted-by-isis-or-iraq/

I suppose we will have to, as usual, wait for Seymour Hersh to come out with the real story which will be totally ignored by the MSM.

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The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity : Trump’s ISIS Plan: Another US Invasion?

Posted by Martin C. Fox on February 21, 2017

http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2017/february/20/trump-s-isis-plan-another-us-invasion/

As we approach the president’s deadline it looks like the military is going to present Trump with a plan to do a whole lot more of what we’ve been doing and somehow expect different results. Proving the old saying that when all you have is a hammer everything looks like a nail, we are hearing increasing reports that the military will recommend sending thousands of US troops into Syria and Iraq.

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Is Hillary Wiped?

Posted by Martin C. Fox on September 9, 2016

The Hillary situation is beyond ridiculous.

Her neocon foreign policy and influence starting in during Bill’s regime has resulted in a world of disaster. Hundreds of thousands dead and millions displaced. W and O have done their share also but peaceful discourse is not Killary’s forte. Ask any Christians left alive in Kosovo, Libya, Iraq etc. How can anyone take the MSM and their Hillarious coverage of her legacy seriously?

Remember when courageous Hillary as first lady, her daughter and a fat comedian dodged bullets after landing in a firefight at a Bosnian airport?

Coughing fits and the returning mystery man with the Epipen looking device. “Bones” with a TriOx pen! Beam her up. Read the rest of this entry »

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Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Palestine, Libya-Going In Circles

Posted by Martin C. Fox on February 13, 2016

Spanish born philosopher Santayana said those who ignorant of history are bound to repeat it. He also said only the dead have seen the end of war.

There was a predominate superpower hell-bent for world hegemony via compliant puppet governments. Military bases and an all powerful navy were spread throughout the world. Control of the Middle East was crucial. This superpower played allies and enemies against each other to further it’s agenda. Promises were repeatedly made and broken. Western powers all wanted a piece of the Middle East action.

The Middle East was made up of numerous tribes and sects, each of which had their own particular needs and goals. Many of these groups were at odds with their neighbors and religious variants.

This superpower was unable to recognize these rivalries let alone deal with them. The overall situation was incredibly complex. The superpower did not let ignorance hinder its efforts. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tom Ridge Confronting Terror

Posted by Martin C. Fox on December 20, 2015

Tom Ridge 12-18-15

The attached Tom Ridge editorial appeared in the 18 Dec Erie Times News.  Tom Ridge is a neocon poster boy.  He accepted W’s offer to start the department of homeland security after 9/11.  Ridge is a local hero.  First a representative, then PA governor, had the Erie airport named after him, then made the father of DHS, now an international security consultant making a bundle from terrorism.  The editorial is worth a read to see where Ridge and my editorial response below come from.

Tom Ridge’s 18 Dec editorial on confronting terror was so divorced from reality I am forced to comment.

“(America) has led the free world by tapping into humanity’s courage and sense of duty, not hate, to overcome evil.” So many empty words in such a small space. What sense of duty led the US to tear the Middle East apart? Was it the CIA’s duty to overthrow the Iranian government in 1953 and install the brutal Shah? Was it Ambassador Alice Glaspie’s duty to give Saddam Hussein the green light to invade Kuwait so we would have an excuse to retaliate? Is it our duty to vaporize every Middle Eastern male capable of holding a gun or shovel, broom, hoe or anything that looks like a gun from a drone camera?

And no, Donald Trump is not a ‘go it alone’ guy. When Trump says he has no problem with Russia taking on ISIS fear strikes the hearts of neocons. Anyone that threatens US control and power anywhere on the planet must be put in their place.

Next come the real whoppers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Syrian/Iraq Refugee Crisis-What Is The End Game?

Posted by Martin C. Fox on September 13, 2015

Notice the stunted discussion of the origin of the current refugee crisis and non-existent discussion of the end game?

The US policy of democratization via overthrow for governments that fail to do as they are told has torn the Middle East apart. The “we had to destroy the village in order to save it” mentality has sent millions of refugees toward Europe.

Angela Merkel committed Germany to 800,000 refugees. What is her plan to house, feed, clothe and (gainfully) employ these Muslims? Will they become European Germans? Will they be accepted by ethnic Germans? Doubtful.

Multiply this scenario by the number of ethnic European countries under EU pressure to accept refugees. European Christian birth rates are rapidly losing ground to prolific immigrants. Europe and the UK already have more immigrants than they know what to do with, let alone track. Many are relegated to the fringes of society and strain welfare systems. Former French President Sarkozy has said “multiculturalism does not work”. Nationalism is strong everywhere. Europe’s future holds great strife thanks to US.

The single-state Europe the EU honchos crave may well be a Muslim one.

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US Supplied Chemical Weapons To Saddam Hussein

Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 18, 2014

The New York Times recently had an article talking about how many coalition soldiers had been seriously hurt after discovering buried caches of old chemical weapons in 2003.  The chemical weapons had been used against Iran by Iraq.  The US government put a lid on these casualties.

Who supplied these chemical weapons?  US, UK, Germany, France and Holland.  The usual US sock-puppets.

I can recall, around this time, Rush Limbaugh screaming with delight after being told by Rick Santorum that chemical weapons had been found.  One of these old chemical dumps was what Santorum was talking about.  I knew at the time where these weapons came.  I am betting Limbaugh and Santorum did too.

This article by Eric Margolis adds more detail to this story.  Including how the UK sent scientists over to Iraq to help develop Saddam’s chemical stockpile.

The NYT article admits European countries and some US companies were involved.  They don’t go so far as to explain the major sponsor for this was the Reagan administration.

The NYT was all for Hussein’s war against Iran.  They got what they wanted.

All the news that fits.

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