Everybody vs. Everybody Middle East GDT III

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Post #1004 by Elvid » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:16 pm

Why did Japan go to France for help? Doesn't Turkey make more sense? I think I've seen the one guy before a while ago, so their government definitely knew about him way before this.
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Post #1005 by Elvid » Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:05 pm

dempsey_k wrote:The Pesh have launched a multi pronged offensive on Mosul well ahead of schedule. They aren't going to attempt taking the city proper, and will leave that to the ISF, which can't take it, so I'm wondering what the fuck good this will do.



There was the one guy who was the nutcase parading around like Rambo who got caught, and then there was the journalist who pursued his story all too deeply into Syria.


Yeah, I am talking about Rambo who seems deeply mentally unstable. This is from all the way back in August.

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Ugh, I already see where this is headed.. U.S. Congress invites Netanyahu, Obama blindsided
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Post #1006 by Elvid » Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:04 pm

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Cooperation between British spies and Gaddafi’s Libya revealed in official papers

• Gaddafi’s agents recorded MI5 as warning in September 2006 that the two countries’ agencies should take steps to ensure that their joint operations would never be “discovered by lawyers or human rights organisations and the media”.
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Post #1007 by Elvid » Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:10 pm

dempsey_k wrote:Saudi King Abdullah has died. Their new young virile ruler is King Salman who was born in 1935 and has dementia. He's on record as thinking Arabs are too unruly for democracy.


Some Shiites link Saudi king's health to end-times
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Post #1009 by Elvid » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:32 am

Sunni's have no leader in the grand scheme of things. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is the most influential figure. Khameini is what he is, but he's a leader and puts out positive propaganda aimed at western kids. A part of me doesn't mind normalizing relations but it's looking shaky thanks to hardliners on both sides. Plus, Iran does flare up sectarian tension all over the middle east. I think they should start to reign in the Shiite militias in areas they hold. Not even something militarily tangible, like a troop reduction, a moral check regarding atrocities on civilians. Jalawla is another prime example.

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Post #1010 by Elvid » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:40 am

dempsey_k wrote:The YPG has announced the liberation of Kobanê city. The villages and countryside throughout the Canton remain to be retaken, but they're asking for continued USAF help in doing so.

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Lot of Kurds hounding Hassan right now for saying this is a propaganda victory for IS. Not sure it was worth losing their best fighters in exchange for a bunch of green douches.


Half of Kobani is flattened and it took quite a while. Kurds had the mightiest air force behind them, it's lovely to see, but I wouldn't write a movie about it. Then again IS had tanks and all types of modern weapons.

Mission creep..http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/breaking-jan-26/article22633741/?cmpid=rss1
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Post #1011 by Elvid » Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:34 pm

dempsey_k wrote:Important for Kurdish consciousness. Before 2012, most Kurds never even heard of Kobanê, even other Rojava Kurds. Right now they're celebrating like the end of Return of the Jedi in Qamishlo, Amed, Van, Erbil, Kirkuk, and Slemani. This battle was a defining moment for Kurdistan becoming a reality.


For sure. I just think IS was fairly resilient in holding up despite being pounded by air strikes and heavy artillery from peshmerga.

Kurds have a lot to celebrate about though. Erdogan must be fuming. This was a bottomless pit for IS, so it will he interesting to see what they do with this newfound flexibility.
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Post #1012 by Elvid » Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:37 pm

Question for the Canadians. How do you feel about being on the ground getting into clashes with ISIS? Do you fear being sucked into a larger role?
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Post #1013 by Craig » Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:59 pm

Shredder wrote:Question for the Canadians. How do you feel about being on the ground getting into clashes with ISIS? Do you fear being sucked into a larger role?


Nobody cares.
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Post #1014 by Sturminator » Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:21 pm

mooseOAK wrote:What entity would be doing the sucking?


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Post #1015 by AD » Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:56 pm

Craig wrote:Nobody cares.


Pretty much.

No bodybags yet. And even then...
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Post #1016 by Elvid » Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:59 pm

AD wrote:Pretty much.

No bodybags yet. And even then...


For now it's meh, but the pace is picking up. Shit like this has happened in the Balkans etc as someone mentioned so for now I suppose it's no different. Just curious as to how my neighbors up north feel about the situation.

"After liberating some villages in northern Muqdadiya, a group of militias assaulted us and accused us of being IS members. After they restricted our movement, they began to blow up the large houses," said Salam Abdullah al-Jobouri, a Sunni tribal fighter.

An army major, a local official and a Sunni tribal leader confirmed the reports. The major said security forces were unable to stop the militias.


http://www.firstpost.com/world/iraqi-security-forces-recapture-villages-near-iran-border-2065379.html
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Post #1017 by Craig » Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:15 pm

Shredder wrote:For now it's meh, but the pace is picking up. Shit like this has happened in the Balkans etc as someone mentioned so for now I suppose it's no different. Just curious as to how my neighbors up north feel about the situation.



http://www.firstpost.com/world/iraqi-security-forces-recapture-villages-near-iran-border-2065379.html


The opposition and some papers are trying to make it a big deal, but it's not gaining any traction. People are just indifferent right now.
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Post #1018 by RTWAP » Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:39 am

Shredder wrote:Question for the Canadians. How do you feel about being on the ground getting into clashes with ISIS? Do you fear being sucked into a larger role?


The thing about Canadians is they aren't particularly prideful about conflicts like that. If it all went sideways and we lost some of our troops then our public wouldn't be clamouring to make the bastards pay. We've got highly trained military personnel in a war zone. If they die then we bury them as heroes, mourn as we see fit, and move on. We don't let their deaths become a match that ignites a furious wave of revenge.
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Post #1019 by Craig » Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:26 am

RTWAP wrote:The thing about Canadians is they aren't particularly prideful about conflicts like that. If it all went sideways and we lost some of our troops then our public wouldn't be clamouring to make the bastards pay. We've got highly trained military personnel in a war zone. If they die then we bury them as heroes, mourn as we see fit, and move on. We don't let their deaths become a match that ignites a furious wave of revenge.


Yeah, I kinda figure the guys in JTF2 know getting shot at is part of their job. Sucks if they die, but not really unexpected from time to time.
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Post #1020 by Sturminator » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:38 am

Meh...would have been much more economical to send a bunch of Quebecois to go poke around for explosives.
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Post #1021 by IcE ColD » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:31 pm

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Dunno for Mumu, but I'm in only if the government provides me a hockey stick as a poking device. :colbert:
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Post #1022 by jester » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:18 am

Disproportionate. Heh.
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Post #1023 by Sturminator » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:46 am

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That's the sound of the shit hitting the fan


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Post #1024 by Elvid » Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:18 pm

Very interesting. Someone affiliated or traveling with the Japanese envoy the other day said they believe both the pilot and the Japanese hostage will leave with "smiles on their faces". Would be messed up if they left him to get beheaded.

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Post #1025 by Elvid » Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:43 pm

dempsey_k wrote:Looks like both Israel and Hezbollah are simmering down. Hezbollah for their own good, Israel because they'd like to keep Assad in power.

Meanwhile, the Tehran-backed and led Shi'a militias that the U.S. is happy to supply and provide air cover for just massacred 72 Sunnis:

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/01/29/uk-mideast-crisis-iraq-killings-idUKKBN0L20GC20150129


Whats most troubling about it..

Other witnesses told Reuters that soldiers stood by helplessly, some crying, as the militias executed civilians.


Someone sent me a 5 minute video of the aftermath. US should make sure to address this to shed light on this. This is their boots on the ground. Sunni civilians at one point called for some type of US protection against Badr militia.

ISIS today stormed a Shia village near Barwana killing many civilians in revenge.
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Post #1029 by Elvid » Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:06 pm

"He's angry," Hunter said of the king. "They're starting more sorties tomorrow than they've ever had. They're starting tomorrow. And he said, 'The only problem we're going to have is running out of fuel and bullets.'"


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