So the US has declared war on Iraq it would seem. Deploying troops on foreign soil when the government of that country has rejected said boots on the ground is an act of agression. Washington intends to put US troops deliberately in harms way knowing full well that some of them will be killed in the Russian Air Strikes, just so they have an excuse to engage Russian fighter jets. How effing sad is that? Such contempt for the lives of their own army personnel is both tragic and disgusting. When did IS declare war on the US? Why haven’t IS killed US citizens in America? Who is Islamic State and who pays their bills? The answers to the third and fourth questions does not require a giant leap of logic, since the answer was in the first and second question. The US jets flew over columns of Black Flag waving military convoys but did not fire on them as per witnesses on the ground. Not just once or twice, but repeatedly, even though the Black Flag was clearly visible, unfortunately the witnesses probably do not have access to the internet and are relying on word to the independent journalists and western propaganda media don’t pay for, or report, inconvenient truths.
by Tyler Durden
for ZeroHedge, October 28, 2015
On Tuesday, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the US would no longer hesitate to engage in “direct action on the ground” in Iraq and Syria.
The change in rhetoric (and apparent shift in strategy) comes just days after the US seemingly prepared the public for what might be coming by releasing helmet cam footage of what Washington says was a raid on an ISIS prison by Delta Force (accompanied by the Peshmerga). 70 prisoners were allegedly freed although not before the US suffered its first combat death in Iraq since 2011.
The timing of the video is suspect, to say the least. It came just days after Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joe Dunford visited Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi in an effort to dissuade Baghdad from requesting Russian airstrikes on ISIS targets. In short, it appears as…
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