The Council Has Spoken!! This Weeks’ Watcher’s Council Results – 9/12/14

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Did you know? — Because none of them are making headlines and all are deadly serious:

The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match-up.

“If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.” – Sir Winston Churchill

“There is no substitute for victory… It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.” – General Douglas MacArthur

“Sons of Islam everywhere, the jihad is a duty – to establish the rule of Allah on earth and to liberate your countries and yourselves from America’s domination and its Zionist allies, it is your battle – either victory or martyrdom.” – Ahmed Yassin, AKA The Blind Sheik

“We do not worship Iran, we worship Allah. For patriotism is another name for paganism. I say let this land [Iran] burn. I say let this land go up in smoke, provided Islam emerges triumphant in the rest of the world.” – Ayatollah Rouhollah Khomeini

“My aim then was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.” – General William Tecumseh Sherman

A lot has been said about The Islamic State, not least by our president who laid out last night what he considers a strategy… although of course, as our Secretary of State John Kerry told CNN, we’re not, you know, actually at war. The day before, I finished a piece I’d been working on for a while at Joshuapundit, Defeating The Islamic State that puts forth the proposition that we are very much at war and have been for some time as our leaders continue to deny it – and how to go about winning it.

Here’s a slice:

President Obama has revealed – surprise! – that he has no strategy for even combating, let alone defeating Islamic State. His excuse is that he’s ordered his military advisers to give him “a range of options,” which is another confession of how inept this president is.

He’s known about Islamic State (formerly ISIS) for a long time now now, and even had a significant part in Islamic State’s growth, arming and training them with the assistance of Turkey and Qatar.The mess with Islamic State is very much of Barack Obama’s making. And let’s not forget that his illegal intervention in Libya to save the jihadis and al-Qaeda militias in Benghazi, that allowed all of Khaddaffi’s arsenal fall into jihadi hands and created a failed state now known as ‘jihadi central’ where groups like Islamic State’s allies al Nusrah, al-Qaeda in the Maghreb (AQIM) and others now have a base to arm and train.

Yet, after all that, this president never bothered to have our military put together a contingency plan to deal with any possible blowback, and is just now consulting with the military and ‘waiting for options!’

In the president’s actual statement, he of course substituted ‘we’ rather then ‘he’, because as you know, nothing is ever his fault.I actually know children who are more responsible when they’re confronted by an error.

But the problem of defeating Islamic State is not as simple as it seems. The president’s dysfunctional buffoonery aside, there are a lot of considerations here that need to be looked at.

The first part of making any decision is actually having definable foreign policy goals, something this president seems to lack except for his fetish for empowering and protecting Islamists.

So job one, the way I see it, is to formulate such goals. I think eliminating imminent security risks to America is a good one. And if that’s the goal, simply bombing the hummus out of Islamic State, something I’ve heard a lot of people push for, won’t do it. The reverse in fact.

It has apparently never occurred to them that odious as Islamic State is, they are a counterbalance to an almost equally odious Iranian regime. Taking out Islamic State only helps Iran and the likes of Hezbollah consolidate their goal of a nuclear armed Shi’ite bloc.

That, by the way, is one of the main reasons why taking out Saddam Hussein was such a dumb idea, and why old hands like Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld tried to talk George W. Bush out of it.

Iran has been gulling the West on their rogue nuclear weapons program for almost a decade now, and here has been no progress in terms of diplomacy in getting them to stop, while the centrifuges keep spinning. Nor will there be. Iran is the key to this situation, and a much more serious threat than Islamic State.

So, how to accomplish the goal of eliminating these security threats to America?

The first thing, of course, is to be honest at long last and finally let the peoples of the West know what we’re fighting. Call it Islamism, Islamic fascism, Radical Islam, jihad, whatever you will. But identifying it without tiptoeing around it and letting the peoples of the West know what’s at stake is key. We are fighting an ideology. And it’s an ideology that has to be shamed, demonized and ridiculed, especially in the West, with no false notions about political correctness. Propaganda works both ways:

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The West needs to understand what characterizes jihad, and that while Islamic State is a Sunni organization, the same applies to Iran, the other, Shi’ite side of the same coin. We are not dealing with rational actors as we understand the term, and we need to understand the dedication and fanaticism of our enemies, just as we did in WWII. And we need to also understand that this needs to be a war, not an ‘operation’  or a few desultory airstrikes. This video, from Islamic State about the taking of Mosul and surrounding areas is valuable in achieving that perspective:

The simplest and best first step is the old one of arming and strengthening our friends while destroying our enemies. To me, that means a strong and independent Kurdistan that’s a US ally, while leaving the Shi’ites to hold their line in the south near Baghdad. There’s no sense whatsoever in giving the Shi’ite regime in Iraq much more in money and support. They’ve already had over $25 billion in arms, training and logistics lavished on them and have performed with all the martial fervor and expertise of the majority of the ARVN troops in South Vietnam. All those shiny American arms and supplies ended up in Islamic State’s hands. But the Iraqi army can can probably manage to hold a line at Baghdad and points south, especially if The Islamic State has other fronts to worry about.

The Kurds, on the other hand have already proven that in anything like an equal fight they can hold their own and win. And they would also have the incentive of fighting for an independent Kurdistan, a dream they’ve had for years. Kurdistan is where we should have made out base and our stand in the beginning, a naturally democratic,pro-American enclave that begged us to do so. At least they were pro-American until they were betrayed by President Bush and President Obama, but I think the relationship with the Kurds is salvageable, although perhaps not with President Obama in power.

The next step would be a much improved relationship with Israel. This would include a joint project for a pre-emptive strike to take out Iran’s nukes and Iran’s capacity to cause mischief to anyone for some time. Tactical nukes might unfortunately be necessary. At this point, it would almost certainly be necessary to take out Iran’s oil and gas infrastructure and refineries as well to make sure their nuclear ambitions stay dormant, something that could have been avoided had the job been done a lot earlier.

I would also leave the carnage and destruction intact,certainly as long as any semblance of the present regime is in power.Some monuments are built of stone, others of rubble. But both fulfill a similar function, that of remembrance. Just ask the Germans and the Japanese.

I repeat, Iran is the key to the region, not Islamic State. And Iran can be dealt with, more or less swiftly and decisively because of its systemic vulnerabilities, its fixed address and its lack of sufficient air and sea power. This is not to say that a strike on Iran would be without cost, but the cost will be infinitely less if it is done now before Iran achieves nuclear weapons capability than later.President Obama’s thoughts about strategy to the contrary, a nuclear amred Shi’ite block is not going to be something that can be worked with or ‘contained.’ Iran’s demographics and plunging birthrate doesn’t give Iran much time to put the Shi’ite hegemony they want together, and the Ayatollahs know it.

It is our failure to deal effectively with Iran, it’s fomenting of terrorism and its rogue nuclear program that has caused the present crisis.If not for that, the Russians would not be a factor and Basher Assad would have had to come to terms with Syria’s Sunni majority. Instead, he had the means to expel millions of them.

Without the war in Syria,  ISIS would never have received arms and training covertly from the Obama Administration, with the help of Turkey and Qatar. Without Iran, Iraq’s Shi’ites would have had to compromise with the Sunnis and Kurds and disaffected Sunnis would not have allied themselves with ISIS,Islamic State’s former identity.

There is no victory possible in this war without taking Iran off the board.

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The destruction of Islamic State and its affiliated jihadis is going to be more difficult, but again not beyond our capabilities. Again, let’s remember that we are fighting an ideology. To start, were I president, I would insist on a formal declaration of war by Congress. To get that, I would have to make the case of Islamic State and it’s allied militias constituting… an imminent security risk to America, and then put forth the clear goal of its defeat and exactly what that would look like.

A Declaration of War clarifies exactly what a war is about, who the enemy is and gives a commander-in-chief certain powers that can come in handy where sedition, espionage and sabotage are concerned. And it puts congress on board in a much more decisive and straight forward way then foggy ‘resolutions.’ It says volumes about President Obama’s arrogance and unsuitability as commander-in-chief that his plans reportedly include not consulting congress at all. But moving on…

Much more at the link.

In our non-Council category, the winner was Victor Davis Hanson with Obama’s Untruth, Inc. submitted by Joshuapundit, a classic recounting and cataloging of the many lies this president has told the American people… and quite possibly, himself as well.

Here are this week’s full results. The Colossus of Rhodey, Ask Marion, Simply Jews and Rhymes with Right were unable to vote this week. None were affected by the mandatory 2/3 vote penalty:

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners

See you next week!

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This Week’s Weasel Of The Week!!

The Watcher’s Council

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It’s time to present this weeks’ statuette of shame, The Golden Weasel!!

Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the statuette of shame, our special, 100% plastic Golden Weasel. This weeks’ nominees were all certainly deserving, but one stood out this week as the overwhelming winner …

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President Barack Obama!!

The Independent Sentinel: I have to give the Weasel of the Week nomination to President Obama for lying to his avid supporter Chuck Todd on national TV. Obama told interviewer Chuck Todd on Meet the Press that he didn’t delay his unlawful executive order to legalize millions of foreigners to save his Democratic senate. It wasn’t a political decision at all.

Obama said the decision to delay was made because he wanted to make sure the public and the congress understand why legalizing millions is the right thing. Politics didn’t enter it, said the most political president in our recent history.

The entire interview was filled with factual errors.

For example, Mr. Obama was asked by Todd about his comment calling ISIS a JV team. Mr. Obama said he didn’t call ISIS a JV team. The fact is that he made the JV comment in reference to the seizure of Fallujah by ISIS. The Washington Post gave Josh Earnest 4 Pinocchios for claiming Mr. Obama was not referring to ISIS. Then, incredibly, Mr. Obama doubled down and repeated the lie himself.

Nice Deb: I have to nominate Barack Obama for still being such a pathetic liar after all these years.

Everybody knows he was referring to ISIS (or ISIL as the Regime and virtually no one else calls them) when he called them “JV” back in January. The Washington Post Fact checker and even the hacks at Politifact have called him out on it.

Yet he and his poor spokesman Josh Earnest have doubled down on the ridiculous lie that he was referring to other terror groups – not ISIS.

He can’t just once in his life, admit that he got something wrong?

Did he really expect his lapdogs  to swallow their pride and push his alternative BS?

It’s true, they’ll let the story drop out of the news cycle before they would if it were a Republican lying to the American people’s faces.

But they are at least making the weasel squirm a little in the the meantime, which is the least they can do.

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The President was unfortunately unable to accept his Golden Weasel in person tonight,but he did send someone from his administration who wasn’t doing anything in particular this month to pick up his award.

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The vice president (once we fed him a few Valiums, he calmed down a little) accepted the Golden Weasel and told us he’d make sure President Obama gets it.

He seemed pretty attached to the Weasel and kept putting his mouth on it, so I have to say I’m not sure he was telling the truth. But we did our best.

Remember when the media was telling up that Senator Biden added ‘gravitas’ to the Obama ticket?

Comedy gold.

Make sure to tune in every Monday for the Watcher’s Forum and every  Tuesday morning, when we reveal the weeks’ nominees for Weasel of the Week!

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9/11/14: NEVER FORGET!

The Statue of Liberty, seen from a vantage point in Jersey City, New Jersey, as the lower Manhattan skyline is shrouded in smoke following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. Photo taken on September 15, 2001. (AP Photo/Dan Loh)

The Statue of Liberty, seen from a vantage point in Jersey City, New Jersey, as the lower Manhattan skyline is shrouded in smoke following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. Photo taken on September 15, 2001. (AP Photo/Dan Loh)

Mark Stahl of Somerset, Pennsylvania displays a photo he took early on September 11, 2001 after United Airlines Flight 93 crashed just outside of Shanskville. Stahl heard the crash and wandered up to the site where he took the photo before the area was cordoned off by rescue workers. The plane crashed shortly after two hijacked commercial planes slammed into the twin towers of the New York's World Trade Center, causing both 110-story landmarks to collapse. (Reuters/Jason Cohn)

Mark Stahl of Somerset, Pennsylvania displays a photo he took early on September 11, 2001 after United Airlines Flight 93 crashed just outside of Shanskville. Stahl heard the crash and wandered up to the site where he took the photo before the area was cordoned off by rescue workers. The plane crashed shortly after two hijacked commercial planes slammed into the twin towers of the New York’s World Trade Center, causing both 110-story landmarks to collapse. (Reuters/Jason Cohn)

The Pentagon building burns after American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into it on September 11, 2001. (Reuters/Hyungwon Kang)

The Pentagon building burns after American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into it on September 11, 2001. (Reuters/Hyungwon Kang)

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Left to right: Amb. Chris Stevens, former navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, and information officer Sean Smith, all killed during an attack by Islamic terrorists on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012.

See more photos at The Atlantic …

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D’OH! Holder Aide Accidentally Calls Issa’s Staff for Help Spinning IRS Scandal

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By: Jonathan Strong (Breitbart)

A senior communications aide to Attorney General Eric Holder seemingly called House oversight committee chairman Darrell Issa’s staff by accident and asked for their help spinning new revelations about the IRS scandal, Issa said in a September 8 letter to Holder.

The aide, Brian Fallon, is a former senior aide to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and a well-known personality on Capitol Hill. The letter describes Fallon as “audibly shaken” when he realizes his request to leak documents to help get ahead of news stories about them was mistakenly made to the very office he was seeking to undermine. Issa believes the call was intended to be made to Democratic Rep. Elijah Cumming’s staff, the ranking member on the oversight panel, the letter said.

According to the letter, Fallon – who is not named in the letter but confirmed he made the call – asked if the aides could release the IRS scandal documents to “selected reporters” to give Fallon an “opportunity to comment publicly on it.”

Fallon explained to Issa aides that the Justice Department’s Office of Legislative Affairs had not permitted him to release the documents to the public and he wanted to get ahead of the story “before the Majority” – meaning Issa – could share it, according to the letter.

Issa aides – who had placed the call on speakerphone – were “caught off guard by the unusual nature of the call and the odd request” and asked Fallon to “e-mail the material for evaluation.”

“At this point,” Fallon “abruptly placed the call on hold for approximately three minutes.” When Fallon returned to the call, “he was audibly shaken. He immediately stated that there was a ‘change in plans’ and that there would be no effort” by DOJ to release the material early.

Read more at Breitbart …

Hat Tip: Fox Nation

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Had Enough of Islam?

Hear, Hear!

Via YouTube:

Oskar Freysinger, a member of the Swiss Parliament gave a passionate speech filled with truth that no politician in Washington, DC has yet to give from the floor of Congress. He calls out Islam for what it is: A dogma that is gnawing away at the pillars of our system of laws, wherever it is granted the space to do so. Video courtesy of Walid Shoebat.

Read More at http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/12/ …

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Watcher’s Council Nominations – ObamaBalloon Edition

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Floating above reality and full of hot air…

Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday morning.

Council News:

First and foremost, we have a very special day to celebrate … Terresa Monroe-Hamilton of The Noisy Room’s birthday!!!! Now, the actual day was Sunday, but these parties take awhile to arrange properly with our Council schedule sometimes, and I certainly didn’t want to hold it when we were naming the week’s weasels … so today’s the party.

 

Now this one looks rather scrumptious, no? It’s a rich German Chocolate cake covered with a secret custom pecan filling and crushed oreos.

We’ll have some Louis Roederer Cristal Brut I think, in honor of the occasion:

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And a song from a certain troubadour, dedicated to our birthday girl:

And yes, my dear Mrs. Hamilton … you truly are among the young at heart, with all the passion, generosity of spirit and grace that implies.

Happy Birthday, Terresa. Many, many more.

This week, The Political Commentator and The Pirate’s Cove earned honorable mention status with some great articles.

You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.

To bring something to my attention, simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title and a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address (mandatory, but of course it won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category. Then return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out on Wednesday morning

Simple, no?

It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?

So, let’s see what we have for you this week …

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

Enjoy! And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us Twitter..’cause we’re cool like that!And don’t forget to tune in Friday for the results!

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Obama Dines at White House with Crack Team for Dialog on How To Make ISIS ‘Manageable’

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By: Brent Parrish

The strategery is strong with our dear, dear leader. He has decreed an assembly of the Workers’ Council, bringing forth the agents of change from their lairs, in order to calm the waters, and set the stars back in their proper paths, so that a new dawn may burst forth, bringing paradise to the peasants and workers, while firmly putting the boot on the throat of the bourgeoisie vermin who infect and fester across the land. Racists. Fascists. Sexists. Die Homophoben.

We are pleased to present to the masses the list of heroes for change who compromise the glorious Workers’ Council for Strategery. Please note: there are a few token non-liberals thrown in for proper dialectical offsetting. Full list:

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King Obama (PBUH)

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VP Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.

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Secretary of the State Apparatus Comrade John Forbes Kerry

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NSA Police State Minister Antony Blinken

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Facilitator of the King John David Podesta

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Comrade Philip Gordon, White House Coordinator for the Islamic State and the Levant

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Suzy George, Executive Seductress / Chief of Staffs for the National Security Soviet

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Comrade Sandy Berger, Executive Director for the Document Ministry

Comrade-AlienComrade Zbigniew Brzezinski, Alien Director for the Ministry of Foreign Relations

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Comrade Tom Donilon, Police State Advisor

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Comrade Michelle Flournoy, Third International Change Agent Advisor

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Comrade Richard Haass, Premier of the Soviet on Foreign Relations

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National Subversion Czar Comrade Steve Hadley

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Comrade Jane Harman, Chief Assassin for the Anti-Christian Society

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Comrade Mikhail Morell, Deputy Director of the Central Scrutinizer

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Comrade Nelson Strobridge “Strobe” Talbott III, President of the Tax-Exempt Insitute

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Socialism, Symbolism, Sculpture and Shredded Firearms

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The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Via Sipsey Street Irregulars:

The latest from KGB Mike Lawlor? Nothing new in the collectivist propaganda universe. Seems like I’ve seen that logo somewhere before.

CT citizen disarmament weenies are all aflutter over the latest effort at collectivist propaganda: Connecticut Governor Applauds Anti-Gun Sculpture Made From Shredded Firearms

But you know what? As an ex-communist, that shaking hands logo looked pretty familiar to me. Here’s the one made famous by the Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands, which Wikipedia tells us:

The Socialist Unity Party of Germany (German: Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands, SED) was the governing Marxist–Leninist political party of the German Democratic Republic from its formation in 1946 until it was dissolved after the Peaceful Revolution in 1989.

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So, there’s apparently nothing new in the collectivist propaganda universe. I wonder if Malloy’s anti-gun czar KGB Mike Lawlor had any input on the design?

The irony of this is delicious. Using the logo of the communist party that made the name Stasi feared throughout Europe. It really was the communist equivalent of the Gestapo. Oh, yeah. Delicious and oh so fitting.

LATER: And a reader prompts me to recall this Newsweek cover —

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Which prompts me to recall —

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Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) logo

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Socialist Party of the USA logo

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Major Garrett Dissects Josh Earnest Over WH Spin on Immigration Delay

Because that’s what Major Garrett does … start shreddin’, Major:

Read more at Truth Revolt …

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Study: U.S. Weapons Falling into the Hands of ISIS

FN stamped reciever for the M-16A4 caliber 5.56mm NATO rifle--property of the U.S. government. (BuzzFeed)

FN (Fabrique Nationale) stamped reciever for the M-16A4 caliber 5.56mm NATO rifle–property of U.S. government.
(BuzzFeed, Conflict Armament Research)

By: Brent Parrish

Well, this was pretty much a no-brainer from the beginning. American-supplied arms are falling into the hands of ISIS.

(AFP, Al-Akhbar) — The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) jihadists appear to be using US military issue arms and weapons supplied to the so-called moderate rebels in Syria by Saudi Arabia, according to a report published Monday.

The study by the London-based small-arms research organization Conflict Armament Research documented weapons seized by Kurdish forces from militants in Iraq and Syria over a 10-day period in July.

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This U.S.-made M16A4 assault rifle was captured from ISIS near Qobani in northern Syria. (Credit: BuzzFeed)

The report said the jihadists disposed of “significant quantities” of US-made small arms including M-16 assault rifles and included photos showing the markings “Property of US Govt.”

It also found that anti-tank rockets used by ISIS in Syria were “identical to M79 rockets transferred by Saudi Arabia to forces operating under the Free Syrian Army umbrella in 2013.”

The rockets were made in the then Yugoslavia in the 1980s.

M79 90mm HEAT (High-Explosive Anti-Tank) rockets for the M79 Osa rocket launcher from the former Yugoslavia. (Credit: BuzzFeed)

M79 90mm HEAT (High-Explosive Anti-Tank) rockets for the M79 Osa rocket launcher from the former Yugoslavia.
(Credit: BuzzFeed, Conflict Armament Research)

Yugoslav M79 Osa (Wasp) 90mm anti-tank weapon.

Yugoslav M79 Osa (Wasp) 90mm anti-tank weapon.

In neighbouring Iraq, ISIS jihadists seized significant quantities of US equipment from the Iraqi army when soldiers abandoned positions in northern areas when faced with a militant offensive in June.

The group captured a number of American-made Humvee armoured vehicles, which are now being targeted in US air strikes, and has reportedly used them in suicide bombings against Iraqi forces on at least two occasions.

The United States spent billions of dollars training and arming the security forces over a period of years, and both American and Iraqi officials repeatedly said they were ready to maintain internal security after US troops departed at the end of 2011.

Furthermore, the U.S.-backed “moderate” Syrian “rebels” (FSA) allegedly sold the second American who was beheaded, Scott Sotloff to ISIS. Yes you read that correctly. If not … to ISIS.

Kidnapping is rampant right now in Syria. It’s practically an industry within Syria, with countless gangs and groups constantly bartering hostages and demanding ransoms. It’s probably the most dangerous place on earth right now for a non-Islamic foreigner, or kafir (infidel).

The administration is arming the most unscrupulous sorts in Syria. And even if some degree of vetting can establish that the individuals being armed are reliable and trustworthy, the real power lies with fanatical Islamic groups like ISIS, al-Nusrah, Islamic Front, etc. And these groups are constantly fighting each other in mortal combat.

Related:

The Growing ISIS Arsenal, Pt. 1

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