12 June 2014 ~ Second Post
Iraq: Kurds take Kirkuk, ISIS surges toward Baghdad ~ link ~
Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, a spokesman for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, said the al Qaeda-inspired group would advance on Karbala and Najaf, as well as the capital Baghdad, the Associated Press reported, citing an audio statement.
However, as we showed yesterday, the final ISIS target is none other than the city of Baghdad, and the overthrow of the Iraq government entirely.
President Rauhani of Iran: Iran shall not tolerate violence in Iraq ~ link ~ This is the "bear-trap" for Iran that the Globalists/Israel/GCC states have set up. If Iran intervenes all hell will break lose!!! Stirling
The Iranian president said Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) will hold an immediate meeting to review the developments in Iraq as the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) pushes ahead with its offensive in Iraq’s northern cities.
Iraq delays vote on emergency powers (due to lack of a parliamentary quorum - rats deserting a sinking ship) as war spreads ~ link ~
ISIS in Iraq offensive: RT LIVE UPDATES ~ link
US silence on ISIS offensive dubious ~ link ~ I disagree with some of this article's analysis. The Saudis are NOT acting on their own in this, in opposition to American policy. They are acting WITH the Obama White House and Israel in funding the ISIS extremists. This entire offensive is driven by the desire to destroy Iran and Syria and to begin the Third World War. Stirling
Iraq: Streets lined with the decapitated heads of police and soldiers in jihadi takeover ~ link ~
The decapitated heads of policeman and soldiers are lining the streets of Iraq's second biggest city, a displaced Iraqi woman has revealed today. Speaking from a refugee camp to which she fled after jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant invaded the northern city of Mosul yesterday, the woman told how the victims' heads were in placed in rows - a trademark, trophy-style execution favoured by ISIS militants.
It would appear the occupation of Mosul was easier by the fact a reported 30,000 soldiers fled, leaving behind tanks and firearms as just 800 fighters approached.
Russian FM Lavrov: Iraq developments show total failure of American-British 'adventure' ~ link ~
“It has been reported that the UK foreign minister declared that the events in Iraq are, according to him, an illustration that terrorism is rampant in the region due to the absence of reconciliation in Syria,” Lavrov said.
“We’ve known that our English colleagues have a unique ability to twist everything. But I didn’t expect such cynicism, because the events that are taking place in Iraq are an illustration of a complete failure of the venture started by the US and the UK that allowed it to spiral out of control completely.”
“We express our solidarity with the Iraqi authorities, the Iraqi people who should restore peace and security in their country, but the actions of our Western partners raise a lot of questions,” Lavrov marked.
Kiev junta says 3 Russian tanks have entered eastern Ukraine ~ link ~ link ~ I bet the tanks have insignia on them from the newly declared (the Donetsk and Luhansk regions) republic NOT Russian insignia. I have been expecting something like this, as Russia needs to provide advanced war fighting equipment to the 'separatists' without actually sending Russian Army and Air Force units in. Stirling
Russia sends 24 warships and bombers to its Baltic "drills" as NATO stages "war games" in the Baltic ~ link ~ Very dangerous and a part of the NEAR WAR global geostrategic environment! Stirling
Russia has deployed 24 Baltic Fleet warships and vessels, along with heavy fighter jets and bombers, as reinforcement for military drills in the westernmost Kaliningrad region while NATO stages its own war games across the border.
The ministry added that the newest Su-34 Fullback fighter bombers and Su-24MR reconnaissance aircraft have also taken off from their air base in Voronezh region to join the war games in Kalinigrad. "Tu-22M3 long-range bombers are in the state of readiness to patrol the area of the exercises. An A-50 long-range airborne warning and control system aircraft is involved in the drills for reconnaissance purposes."
USAF fighter jets scrambled twice as nuclear-capable Russian strategic bombers fly within 50 miles of California coast ~ link ~ Sending a message to Washington!!! Stirling
Fighter jets had to be scrambled twice after Russian bombers practised off the coast of Alaska and then came within 50 miles of California, it emerged today.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command confirmed U.S. air defense systems were triggered twice by nuclear-capable Tu-95 Bear H aircraft last week.
A spokesman said incursions began on Monday at around 4.30pm Pacific time when radar detected four bombers approaching the U.S. air defense zone near the far western Aleutian Islands.