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April 17, 2015

Iraq War Front Not About What the Media Claims

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The world need not look outside Iraq for proof about the real reason the Iraqi government fight ISIS where they do and further explain the oft ignored results after areas are presumably liberated. The reports have often been suppressed after the Iraq forces, which include Shiite Militias fighting along-side regular Iraqi forces and Iranian fighters mostly from the IRGC (Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps) aiding their strength to some of these more Shiite units. These reports often fail to mention the aftermath of liberating Sunni villages and the ensuing violence which is purported to have resulted in a hunt for the Sunni who may have survived whatever purity test was applied by the ISIS forces after they had assaulted the area. This places the mostly Sunni men’s lives at risk of being targeted and thus forfeited as much if the Militias are simply Shiite fanatics. One can look at the Shiite Militias as being the anti-ISIS forces out to purify these villages by the slaughter of the Sunni forces sympathetic to the ISIS occupation. As far as many in the Shiite Militias are concerned, if one survived the ISIS forces and their purging of those not pure enough from their Sunni perspective, then they are definitely not to be good Muslims by the Shiite forces making up both the Shiite Militias and the IRGC, many of whom are just as fanatical Shiites, have laid waste many of the villages which managed to survive the Sunni purification purges.

Much of the southern areas reclaimed from ISIS have been subjected to purity tests checking their loyalty qualified under Shiite scrutiny. Quite often these villages were found to be impure and in too many instances they were razed to the ground. One can only imagine the horror many of these villages have faced being subjected to a test by fanatical Sunnis from ISIS and when liberated from that predicament being subjected to another test, this time by Shiite fanatics. One can only assume that these villages were left without any men between the ages of thirteen to around forty-five. I realize that when in a fight for your life one will resort often times going to extreme ends to assure that the areas you have cleared are absolutely free of anyone who remotely held a thought of your opposing force. The real difficulty has been surviving first the inquisition as imagined by the Sunni fanatics of ISIS and then within a few weeks having to face another inquisition, this time by Shiite fanatics of the forces presumably aiding the government of Iraq. Obviously this series of back-to-back subjection to opposing inquisitions, very few if any villages remained intact. The one fortunate result is that the Iraq/Iran forces have yet to attempt to destroy everything they judge to be un-Islamic, such as museum exhibits, as had ISIS forces once they had secured an area; though that is little comfort to many of the people living on the or beyond the cusp of the fighting.

Meanwhile, on the front it is the less reported things which are drastically different as all of the forces fighting to hold back or even force retreat from the ISIS, or simply attempting to just hold the line consist of a disparate group of loosely aligned players. When these mostly militia forces finally wrest a village back from ISIS control, there is no purity test applied and the villagers are often assisted in rebuilding their defenses and even improving them so as to have them provide better ability to resist any further assaults regardless of what they might believe. These forces liberating and often rescuing these people from living under ISIS rule are the Kurdish Peshmerga. The Kurds are a wonderful people as they are often misrepresented in the mainstream media. The main theme in Kurdish life is one that many Israelis might recognize, namely that as long as you live peaceably with them, they will have no problem being kindly neighbors with you. The unfortunate truth is that for most of Kurdish people their neighbors have been less than expected in the live-and-let-live department. This was true in Saddam Hussein and Iraq; Erdogan and Turkey; Bashir al-Assad and Syria and finally the Ayatollahs and Iran where all have suppressed, persecuted and even exposed to attempts at genocide using chemical weapons of mass destruction. This use of chemical weapons against the Kurdish villages by Saddam Hussein was part of the reasons for going into Iraq and ending Saddam’s reign of terror against them. This has unfortunately been the case for much of the Kurdish existence.

When the United States coalition forces reached the Kurdish regions in the northern areas of Iraq they were greeted as the liberators they were. The Kurdish people were simply glad and had no problem showing their excitement. Since their liberation from the oppressive rule by Saddam Hussein the Kurds set up their own semiautonomous region which has ruled itself, policed itself, and defended itself. They have accomplished this with little assistance from the outside world. The Kurds initially held back ISIS but had to retreat for a short while but have returned and pushed ISIS out of their areas. They also assisted the Kurdish forces under threat by ISIS in Syria. Even then did they rely predominantly on their own people to do the heavy work and eventually requested that the allied forces target certain areas of Kobanê in order to unseat ISIS forces heavily entrenched positions. This led directly to the gains which have recently liberated Kobanê and the immediate locations. The Kurdish fighters in Syria have requested aid as they have begun to strenuously work to flush out the remaining ISIS forces and found themselves running short on ammunition. The Kurdish front is the most civil and humane of the fronts in Iraq.

The lack of humane treatment of the villagers in the rest of Iraqi warfront has reached a level where some military are questioning the West’s support being provided. Far too many fighters on the Iraqi side are just as ruthless upon taking a town as were their adversaries in ISIS. The Iraqi inquisitors behave when in the presence of American or other Western advisors but these advisors cannot be in all places simultaneously. This has left room for some atrocities to be committed by the presumed allies of the Western forces. This violence has solely been restricted to the Sunni villages which when liberated by Shiite militias are subjected to yet more inhumane treatments and many get to be interviewed in inquisition-like questioning of their purity of faith. As those remaining in these villages have already passed the ISIS inquisitors, they have already received one big black mark on their inquisitor’s sheet as they now test for allegiance to their form of Islam. The conflict has born sufficient evidence of the hatred built around the Sunni-Shiite split in Islam. There is a divide which many people have had to carefully straddle the line between the two being capable of having a Sunni appearance in the morning and having a Shiite appearance that afternoon while surviving the firefight in between. It is also this divide and the highly tense feelings engendered by it that lies at the base of the current violence across much of the Muslim world. And wherever one looks around the Muslim world the differences are almost universally recognizable. There is either the Sunni-Shiite divide or a racial divide of Arab against non-Arab. There is nothing like a Western national feeling in most of the Arab world where people despite racial or financial differences live together sharing those things which makes them better and is most beneficial while retaining some traditions within the home.

Much of the Arab ruled world has this as a prevalent problem as if peoples with different tribal backgrounds were broken into smaller groups and merged with neighbors who were more likely to be enemies were instead forced into a single nation. If such a plan had been implemented then the only governing style that could function at all as a nation was under the oppressive thumb of a strong dictatorial leader who would choose a single or at most dual tribal strength and keep the other tribes suppressed. This style of leadership could lead to the occasional change of leadership through a coup which would bring a similar ruler into office who would change the tribes favored and tribes suppressed. Still this led to a similar situation where the leadership had to invest too much effort in preventing his nation from fragmenting that there was little hope for development. Even had such a plan hoped that in time there could be multiethnic democracies rising from these states, such hopes were soon left unrealized as strong ruler after strong ruler eventually led to the Arab Winter which is still spinning its disastrous results in Syria and Libya where the tribal areas are fighting each other as well as throwing out the old dictator which has been accomplished in Libya without improving anything and still to be completed in Syria with likely similar results. The eventual result of this turmoil is quite probably intending to leave a few strong states to fight it out as to whim will be crowned leader of the Muslim world as well as over the Arab subculture. Currently we are down to a few potential winners in this winner take all scenario and they are Egypt under President and former General Sisi, Saudi Arabia and its Royal Family, Turkey under Erdogan even if he has to invent a new office for him to rule through (oh, wait, didn’t he basically just do that?), and finally the Obama chosen ones, Iran under its Ayatollahs, Assembly of Experts, President and parliament all of which must genuflect in the direction of the Supreme Leader. Those are the players and their task is to unravel the Gordian Knott of Sykes-Picot and reestablish the Caliphate. What the role of the Western world is in all of this is unestablished as there is no true leadership in the Western world other than an apparent mere occupant in the White House, one that has silently empowered Iran and will soon stand with them when they announce their nuclear capability and claim the world as their pearl in the oyster. Where the world goes once Iran has rule over the new Caliphate, marching across Europe nearly unopposed until they reach the channel, is anybody’s guess. Then will the British rue the day they connected to the mainland through a tunnel and hurriedly rush to close it by any means necessary, flooding it included. The world could likely change dramatically over the next two decades. Let’s just hope to recognize it after these changes take effect. The coming problems will dwarf those of today, and that is far from comforting.

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December 13, 2013

The Best Guess of How Will the World React to a Nuclear Iran?

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According to many experts, both lauded and the self-described varieties, Iran has been given exactly enough time to be able to build and test a nuclear weapon within the six months they have been granted by the deal made with the P5+1 in the Geneva negotiations. Many claim that Iran will attain breakout ability within four months and define breakout as the production of a nuclear weapon would only take six weeks to gather the fissile materials and fashion a nuclear device that can be tested. Others have claimed that the six months is insufficient time for Iran to make a functional, deliverable weapon and they dismiss any significance to the testing of a nuclear devise as unimportant as there is no need to be concerned as long as Iran has not developed a deliverable weapon by normally considered systems. Personally, I would consider an Iranian device, no matter how crudely assembled or bulky and completely impossible to mount on a ballistic missile of any range and payload capability or fit within the bay of even the largest bombers, as a danger at least to Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States, Israel, and Eastern Europe as no matter the size of the nuclear fissionable device it would be deliverable hidden within a truck which was described as a large transit truck or construction vehicle such as a concrete mixer truck and transited overland. But all that aside, we have recently learned, the deal with Iran has not actually been finalized and is not yet ready to be applicable requiring more discussion, debate and negotiations before any application date can be set. Put in plain language this means that the presumption that the deal covers the next six months is erroneous as simply completing the steps might take a year or more and then the six months would begin.

 

What is even more alarming is that until the deal has been finalized and the date set and passed implementing the deal, Iran will be permitted to continue spinning their centrifuges, priming the Arak heavy water reactor and, if given sufficient time before implementation, starting the reactor having it produce plutonium which grants Iran a second route to nuclear weapon. Actually, the limbo which currently has been produced by the state of the negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran there are no inspections, either scheduled or surprise spot checks, no inspections or limits on plutonium production once Arak is on line, retaining all of the already enriched to twenty percent uranium while continuing to produce stocks of three to five percent enriched uranium and even additional twenty percent enriched uranium. There is nothing to prevent Iran from enriching uranium to weapons grade level of over ninety percent or even actually producing a nuclear device which technically a real nuclear weapon. The gaming of the negotiation by Iran are working so beautifully and efficiently when viewed from the Iranian side that the Western powers have negotiated themselves willingly into a corner whose predicament will be near impossible to work around should Iran act to extend the negotiations putting off the execution of the deal while continuing their efforts toward manufacturing not just a device to test but a deliverable nuclear weapon.

 

Once Iran has proven nuclear weapons capability, what exactly might they choose to do and how will the western world in particular and the entire world react to any Iranian actions. A few days ago we posted an <a href=https://beyondthecusp.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/northeastern-saudi-and-eastern-gulf-oil-fields-the-new-sudetenland/>article</a> in which it was described a scenario trying to explain what actions Iran might take should they decide to actually use a nuclear weapon with which to push their designs through terrorism, civil upheavals coordinated with Shiite Muslims residing in targeted nations as a fifth column. There is another path which Iran might choose to achieve their desired place as a world power leading the Muslim world and having direct abilities to affect the rest of the world eventually being the head of a caliphate which rules the entirety of the Earth. Their first step would be to take the guiding leadership of OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) taking control over setting the price of oil and the production limits for the world. To guarantee that these controls are kept and remain unchallenged by other oil producing nations, particularly Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other nations neighboring or within the established orb of Iranian influence, they might threaten those nations closest to them with military action to keep them under their control. The Iranians would use their controlling influence over oil prices and production they would amass sufficient funds for themselves to finance terrorism and revolutions worldwide and use such unrest as a condition for their extending their control promising to end the terrorism. This, of course, would be an attainable result by Iran to grant any nation which succumbed and surrendered control to them as they would be the originating source of that terrorism. By using a stick and carrot approach with the stick being the terrorism fomented by Iran on their target society, the target nations or regions, and the protection and guarantees by Iran for saving the target nation from the terror as the carrot, the Iranians could work the same game as the Nazis used to gain their initial foothold in Czechoslovakia which enabled their conquest of the nation after they were betrayed by their stronger allies Britain and France who had promised in treaties to come to Czechoslovakia’s aid if they were to come under attack.

 

Already the Iranians have extended their circle of control and influence to include Syria and Lebanon. Iran also has some influence over the Gaza terror sponsors of Hamas by controlling a sizeable portion of their financing. Since the United States were unable to negotiate a treaty that would have allowed their troops to remain in Iraq, the Iranians have established close friendly terms with the Shiite rulers of Iraq. Iran probably had much to do with the purging of many of the highest ranking Sunni Iraqis serving in the government which has led to the increasing violence and the return of al-Qaeda. The situation with Iran subjugating and persecuting Sunnis, especially in Iraq, has been so distressing to the Sunni community that al-Qaeda has declared a fatwa demanding that their membership go on a genocidal offensive murdering every Shiite they meet. There are claims that this fatwa only applies to the forces fighting against Syrian President Assad and Hezballah and those fighting in Iraq against the Shiite controlled Iraqi government. As it has been proven beyond any doubt that Iran has been one of, if not the, leading nations perpetrating terrorism throughout the world in order to serve their causes and weaken those whom the Iranians believe they may need to defeat at some point in the future. Of course this includes both Israel and the United States though neither of these nations will be at the very top of the list as Iran will initially target the oil fields closest to their borders or the governments which rule over them. Furthermore, Iran with nuclear weapons will act similarly as has North Korea and threaten wars and nuclear attacks unless financial and other aid is not immediately provided. As insane as it may first appear, the United States and Europe have been supplying North Korea with funds, food, medical assistance and other necessities and some luxuries with it being increased, or minimally reestablished at previously higher levels as their response to North Korean blackmail ever since their first nuclear tests. There is a similar history being played with Pakistan as they too have used their nuclear weapons expertise threatening to give crucial assistance and information to other nations who may be seeking to become nuclear powers as well. The Pakistani threat is heeded as most remember the selling of nuclear information by Dr. A. Q. Khan, a Pakistani who was a crucial physicist in the Pakistani nuclear weapons drive and the central figure in a nuclear weapons plans and secrets for sale which startled the Western powers when his actions became known. Basically, take anything ever perpetrated by any proliferating nuclear weapons capable country and you would have the entire scene of what mischief is available to Iran once they have tested a nuclear device, and let us assure you that the realizations are not pretty.

 

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June 19, 2013

Who is New Iranian President Hassan Rowhani?

The news is full of stories proclaiming that new Iranian President Hassan Rowhani is a real moderate and that with him replacing Mahmoud Ahmadinejad there is opportunity for renewed relations and a solution to the Iranian nuclear program difficulties. Oh if only that were so. Even a cursory review of the pre-election schemes and actions taken to prepare the ballot which was finally placed before the people will disavow any rational person from such thoughts. Initially there were literally hundreds of candidates who wished their names to be on the ballot so, as in any nation, there was a primary of sorts. These names are listed and sent to the Assembly of Experts which is made up of leading Imams and Ayatollahs where the list is selectively narrowed to a list of names these Clerics approve. There are those who believe that in all honesty the Assembly of Experts never even bothers to view the list and simply puts together a list of the names of whoever they think should hold the office of President. The possibility of a true liberal who believes in separation between the religious hierarchy and those who run the political functions of the State have absolutely no chance making past this review. The list formulated in the Assembly of Experts is passed along to the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei who then prepares the final list of five to eight candidates who make up the actual ballot. So, in the end only those whom the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei feels would best support his views and desires before the people and the world are allowed to even be on the ballot thus removing any possibility of a true moderate becoming President of Iran.

 

But what is known about now Iranian President Hassan Rowhani. We know he is sixty-four years old and his first statement announced a “new opportunity” for the West to treat the Islamic Republic with respect and to recognize its rights. Treat the Islamic Republic with respect and to recognize its rights was also a favorite grouping of words used by the preceding Iranian President and he used them to mean for the world to prostrate themselves before their betters and permit Iran to do whatever they pleased and be happy about it. I suspect it still means the same thing. We know that Rowhani was the country’s former nuclear negotiator under the former President Mohammad Khatami and also served as top security official under former moderate President, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. There were no cracks in the Iranian insistence to the right to develop nuclear projects as they desired during his time in either position. To his credit, Rowhani recently accused his predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of needlessly incurring crippling economic sanctions though such was very likely simple campaign rhetoric. In his first speech as Iran’s new President, Hassan Rowhani showed his true colors when he launched into a diatribe almost immediately against Israel, blaming the Jewish state for Iran’s economic problems. He defiantly pointed out, “The Iranian nation has done nothing to deserve these sanctions. Our activities are in line with international norms. If the sanctions help anyone, it is Israel. They are directed only at us. The Western nations do not have sanctions against anyone else.” He concluded his tirade claiming it was all part of the Israeli plan to “ruin” Iran.

 

Across the world it appears that all the players are lining up salivating at the chance to prostrate themselves before the new great hope in Iran. The United States said it was prepared to engage Iran directly. The White House said such engagement would seek a, according to reports, “diplomatic solution that will fully address the international community’s concerns about Iran’s nuclear program.” Along similar lines, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said she was committed to working with Rowhani towards finding a “swift diplomatic solution” over concerns about the Iranian controversial nuclear program. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon stated he hoped Iran will now play a “constructive role” in regional and international affairs. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said France is eager and “ready to work” with Rowhani, on issues including the country’s nuclear program and its involvement in the Syrian conflict. German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle welcomed the election of Rowhani as a vote which may provide for “a constructive foreign policy.” He added, “We hope that the country’s new administration collaborates in this sense in order to reach solutions on international and regional questions.” The British statement urged Rowhani to set “a different course” for the future of the Iranian Islamic Republic. Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino said Italy hoped that Iran and Italy would find a “relationship of renewed comprehension and constructive dialogue.” And lastly, the Syrian National Coalition representing the rebels in the Syrian Civil War hoped that Rowhani will review Iranian support for Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad. This is almost reminiscent of the press and world’s stated praises for newly elected United States President Barack Obama upon his first winning the election in November of 2008. Let’s hope that everybody takes the eventual letdown when this person fails to live up to the hype better than they did when President Obama proved to be merely a fallible human-being. On a more sane reaction, Israel issued a blunt reaction to Iran’s new president Saturday saying, “Iran’s nuclear program has so far been determined by Khamenei, and not by Iran’s president. After the election, Iran will continue to be judged by its acts, in the nuclear field as well as that of terrorism.” During a meeting with Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird, Netanyahu was quoted yesterday saying, “Iran should not be allowed to gain time by holding drawn out talks” with the nations of the international community thus gaining precious time to complete their nuclear intentions. “Today, it is indispensable to keep the pressure. We should not surrender to illusions.” Israel was simply pointing out through the cacophonic din that, in reality, nothing has changed once again. There really is no great new hope on the Iranian horizons or especially in the office of the President.

 

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