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Somalia Mogadishu horror suicide bombing in Pictures

Attentat effroyable en Somalie, plus de 500 victimes, et tout le monde s’en fout

© Claude El Khal, 2017

“Les images sont effroyables, écrit Le Figaro, plus de 270 personnes ont été tuées et 300 blessées samedi après l’explosion d’un camion dans le centre de la capitale du pays, Mogadiscio”. Mais bien entendu, tout le monde s’en fout.

Il y a comme ça des pays, des continents entiers, où la mort de centaines d’hommes, de femmes et d’enfants n’intéresse personne. Leurs noms ne défileront pas sur les écrans des chaînes d’infos en continu, les larmes des uns et des autres, d’habitude réservées aux victimes comme il faut, ne couleront pas pour les habitants de Mogadiscio, et la Tour Eiffel ne s’illuminera pas aux couleurs de la Somalie.

Voilà le destin des pauvres de ce monde, êtres humains, pays et continents.

Que sont-ils finalement aux yeux des nantis? Des chiffres, des statistiques, des gisements de matières premières ou, dans le meilleur des cas, des destinations touristiques, des toiles de fond exotiques aux seflies des vacanciers?

“C’est l’explosion d’un camion garé devant un hôtel dans un quartier fréquenté de la capitale (…) qui abrite bâtiments officiels, hôtels et restaurants, qui a fait des dizaines de morts, écrit encore Le Figaro. (…) (Apres la priere aux mosques)

Les images envoyées par les agences montrent un paysage de destruction effroyable. Deux heures plus tard environ, un second véhicule a explosé dans le quartier de Medina (…)

Le président Farmajo a décrété un deuil national de trois jours, après cet attentat considéré par les Somaliens comme le pire de l’histoire de leur pays.”

Photos : Farah Abdi Warsameh / AP – Mohammad Abdiwahad / AFP – Feisal Omar / Reuters
Si un tel attentat, à Dieu ne plaise comme on dit au Liban, avait eu lieu dans une ville glamour, l’effroi aurait été mondial.
Des capitales entières auraient porté le deuil. Des internautes chics se seraient répandus en pathos larmoyants. La toile aurait été en berne.Bien sûr, les présidents et premiers ministres des pays cravatés y ont été de leur déclaration. L’un a tweeté et l’autre s’est fendu d’une tirade de circonstance.

L’Afrique est une pompe à fric, vous comprenez – pardonnez-moi ce jeu de mot facile. Alors on fait semblant. On affiche tristesse et solidarité. L’œil sur les contrats juteux présents et à venir.

Peu importe si la Somalie a sombré dans le chaos, il y a déjà plusieurs décennies, à cause de la politique irresponsable de puissances étrangères.

Peu importe si les Somaliens meurent par centaines, par milliers, par dizaines de millers depuis trop longtemps.

Peu importe si les salauds qui ont commis ces attentats sont financés par les pays amis de ceux qui feignent aujourd’hui le chagrin.

Des pays qui sucrent autant les politiciens occidentaux que les jihadistes d’Afrique et du monde entier. Des pays que les médias de l’Axe du Bien continuent d’appeler “modérés”.

Le mépris de l’autre, du plus faible, du plus démuni, du plus fragile, est un mal universel.

L’hypocrisie des puissants en est un autre.

La Somalie a encore une fois prouvé, à ses dépends, cette triste et lamentable réalité d’un monde moralisateur mais dépourvu de tout sens moral.

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Benefits of city life? Rely on Future tech? Isn’t how any city functions today?

Don’t believe predictions that say the future is trending towards city living.

Urbanization is actually reaching the end of its cycle, says logistics expert Julio Gil, and soon more people will be choosing to live (and work) in the countryside, thanks to rapid advances in augmented reality, autonomous delivery, off-the-grid energy and other technologies.

Think outside city walls and consider the advantages of country living with this forward-thinking talk.

This talk was presented at a TED Institute event given in partnership with UPS. TED editors featured it among our selections on the home page. Read more about the TED Institute.

Julio Gil · Logistics expert. UPS’s Gil thinks that technology is flipping the equation on future cities, and that rural may soon become the new urban.
Note: I’m stunned with talks and essays on “Futuristic trends”, intended for the “developed Nations”. Totally forgetful of the behaviors of the 6 billion wretched people, working hard to save a train ticket for the city.

A defunct history

Uneasy Alliance Gives Insurgents an Edge in Iraq

ERBIL, Iraq — Meeting with the American ambassador some years ago in Baghdad, Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki detailed what he believed was the latest threat of a coup orchestrated by former officers of Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party.

Don’t waste your time on this coup by the Baathists,” the ambassador, Zalmay Khalilzad, chided him, dismissing his conspiracy theories as fantasy.

Now, though, with Iraq facing its gravest crisis in years, as Sunni insurgents have swept through northern and central Iraq, Mr. Maliki’s claims about Baathist plots have been at least partly vindicated.

While fighters for the extremist Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, once an offshoot of Al Qaeda, have taken on the most prominent role in the new insurgency, they have done so in alliance with a deeply rooted network of former loyalists to Saddam Hussein.

The involvement of the Baathists helps explain why just a few thousand Islamic State in Iraq and Syria fighters, many of them fresh off the battlefields of Syria, have been able to capture so much territory so quickly.

It sheds light on the complexity of the forces aligned against Baghdad in the conflict — not just the foreign-influenced group known as ISIS, but many homegrown groups, too.

And with the Baathists’ deep social and cultural ties to many areas now under insurgent control, it stands as a warning of how hard it might be for the government to regain territory and restore order.

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Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri Credit Karim Sahib/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Many of the former regime loyalists, including intelligence officers and Republican Guard soldiers — commonly referred to as the “deep state” in the Arab world — belong to a group called the Men of the Army of the Naqshbandia Order, often referred to as J.R.T.N., the initials of its Arabic name.

The group announced its establishment in 2007, not long after the execution of Mr. Hussein, and its putative leader, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, was one of Mr. Hussein’s most trusted deputies and the highest-ranking figure of the old regime who avoided capture by the Americans.

Referring to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria’s fighters, Michael Knights, an analyst at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy who has researched the Naqshbandia group, said, “They couldn’t have seized a fraction of what they did without coordinated alliances with other Sunni groups.”

In some areas under militant control, including areas around Mosul, Kirkuk and Tikrit, he said, “there are definitely pockets where the Naqshbandias are wearing the pants.”

Graphic: In Iraq Crisis, a Tangle of Alliances and Enmities

Mr. Douri, the king of clubs in  decks of cards given to American forces in 2003 to identify the most-wanted regime leaders, is a mysterious figure, so furtive he was even declared dead in 2005.

It is believed that he is still alive today — he would be in his early 70s — although even that is uncertain.

After the American invasion he was said to have fled to Syria, where he reportedly worked with Syrian intelligence to restore the Baath Party within Iraq and led an insurgency from there that mainly targeted American interests.

“He’s a great totem of the old regime,” Mr. Knights said. “You need that kind of individual to keep the flame going.”

The role the Baathists are playing in the current uprising justifies not only Mr. Maliki’s suspicions, but also the longstanding concerns of American intelligence officers.

As American forces were winding down operations in Iraq, they frequently predicted that the Baathists were well positioned to exploit Sunni grievances and mount a violent challenge to the government.

Iraq’s Factions and Their Goals

The goals of of the three main groups in Iraq — Sunni, Shiite and Kurdish — as the country threatens to split apart along sectarian lines.

Analysts say the former regime figures, whose group combines strands of Islamic thought with notions of Arab nationalism typical of Baath ideology, are bedfellows with the Islamist extremists in one respect: Both sides are determined to restore Sunni rule to Iraq and rid the country of what they see as the pernicious influence of Iran, which like Iraq has a Shiite majority.

Like the extremists, the former regime figures have won sympathy from ordinary Sunnis who are alienated by Mr. Maliki’s sectarian policies.

“Our problem is with Maliki, and we will take him down and anyone that stands next to him,” said Abu Abid al-Rahman, a Naqshbandia leader in northern Iraq, in an interview.

He added: “We want to control the land all the way to Baghdad to take down Maliki’s government and to end the Iranian influence in Iraq. What is happening in Iraq today is a result of Maliki’s sectarian policy in Iraq.”

The Iraq-ISIS Conflict in Maps, Photos and Video

Since seizing Mosul on June 10, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has been attacking towns along the main highway heading south, coming closer and closer to the capital. Related Maps and Multimedia » Related article »

Key Towns attacked Bomb attacks

Miles from

Central Baghdad

Several clashes occurred at the outskirts of Samarra, where Shiite militiamen have been sent to protect the Al-Askari Shrine.

The Iraqi army retook control of Ishaqi and Muqdadiya on June 14. In Muqdadiya, a Shiite militia assisted the government forces.

Militants took control of several neighborhoods in Baquba on June 16 but were repulsed by security officers after a three-hour gun battle. Later, 44 Sunni prisoners were killed in a government-controlled police station.

At least five bomb attacks occurred in Baghdad, mainly in Shiite areas, in the week after the rebel group took Mosul. The bodies of four young men were found shot on June 17 in a neighborhood controlled by Shiite militiamen.

Falluja and many towns in the western province of Anbar have been under ISIS control for about six months.

Having occupied crucial sections of Syria over the past year and more recently seizing vast areas of Iraq, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria controls territory greater than many countries and now rivals Al Qaeda as the world’s most powerful jihadist group. Related Maps and Multimedia » Related article »

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the Sunni militant group that last week staged a stunning operation to seize Iraq’s second largest city, has been fueling sectarian violence in the region for years. Related Maps and Multimedia » Related article »

Sources: Global Terrorism Database, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (attack data); Congressional Research Service; Council on Foreign Relations; Long War Journal; Institute for the Study of War

Note: Before 2011, less information was available on who was responsible for attacks, so the number of ISIS attacks from 2004 to 2010 may be under-counted.

Sources: Global Terrorism Database, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (attack data); Congressional Research Service; Council on Foreign Relations; Long War Journal; Institute for the Study of War

 After sweeping across the porous border from Syria to overrun Mosul, insurgents aligned with the jihadist Islamic State in Iraq and Syria continued to press south down the main north-south highway toward Baghdad. Related Maps and Multimedia » Related article »

 The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has vowed to establish a caliphate — a unified Islamic government ruled by a caliph, someone considered to be a successor to Muhammad’s political authority — stretching from western Syria across Iraq to the eastern border with Iran. This map shows the boundaries envisioned by the ISIS.
Related Maps and Multimedia »Many of the Iraqi cities that have been attacked and occupied by militants in recent days were also the sites of battles and other major events during the Iraq War. Related Maps and Multimedia »
Then: American forces took control of Mosul in April 2003. What followed was a period of relative peace until mid-2004 when periodic insurgent attacks flared, resulting in a large-scale battle in November. The death toll reached dozens, including a number of Iraqi soldiers who were publicly beheaded.Related Article »
Now: In perhaps the most stunning recent development, Sunni militants drove Iraqi military forces out of Mosul on June 10, forcing a half-million residents to flee the city. Iraqi soldiers reportedly dropped their weapons and donned civilian clothing to escape ISIS insurgents.
MosulMoises Saman for The New York Times
Then: Falluja played a pivotal role in the American invasion of Iraq. It was the site of a number of large-scale battles with insurgents. In April 2003, it became a hot bed for controversy when American soldiers opened fire on civilians after claiming they had been shot at.
Incessant fighting left the city decimated, leveling a majority of its infrastructure and leaving about half its original population. Related Article »
Now: Sunni militants seized Falluja’s primary municipal buildings on Jan. 3. The takeover came as an early and significant victory for the group, initiating a slew of attacks south of the city.
FallujaMax Becherer for The New York Times

Tikrit

Tikrit Iraq
Then: The home of Saddam Hussein, Tikrit became the target of an early American military operation during the Iraq war. Securing it proved cumbersome, however, as insurgents mounted continued attacks on the city for years afterward.
On Dec. 14, 2003, Hussein was found hiding in an eight-foot deep hole, just south of Tikrit. Related Article »
Now: Tikrit fell to ISIS insurgents on June 11, clearing a path for them to march on to Baiji, home to one of Iraq’s foremost oil-refining operations. After taking the city in less than a day, militants continued the fight just south, in Samarra.
TikritChang W. Lee/The New York Times

Samarra

Samarra Iraq
Then: Samarra is home to the Askariya shrine, which was bombed in 2006, prompting an extended period of sectarian violence across the country. Related Article »
Now: After an initial attack on June 5, ISIS insurgents have now positioned themselves just miles away from Samarra. It is unclear whether they are capable of capturing the city in the coming days, but the Shiite shrine makes it a volatile target.
SamarraAyman Oghanna for The New York Times

A look at the goals of of the three main groups in Iraq — Sunni, Shiite and Kurdish — as the country threatens to split apart along sectarian lines. Related Maps and Multimedia »

 The insurgents, originating in Syria, moved through Iraq’s Sunni-dominated north and west, occupying cities and towns surrendered by Iraqi soldiers and police. They have largely avoided the Kurd-dominated northeast, but have threatened to march on to Baghdad and into the Shiite-dominated areas of the south.
Related Maps and Multimedia »The United Nations estimates that at least 500,000 Iraqis were displaced by the takeover of Mosul. Food supplies are low and there is limited fresh water and little electricity. An additional 430,000 people were displaced by fighting In Anbar Province, which insurgents have controlled for more than six months. Related Maps and Multimedia »

Safin Hamed/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
An Iraqi family, one of thousands who have fled Mosul for the autonomous Kurdish region, walks past tents at a temporary camp.

Background on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the Islamist group that appears to be in control of the second largest city in Iraq. Related Maps and Multimedia »

Rekan al-Kurwi, a tribal leader in Diyala Province, where both groups have been operating, said: “ISIS are extremists and strangers. The Naqshbandias are not strangers. We know most of them. In some areas that ISIS has taken they are killing our people, they are imposing their Islamic laws on us. We do not want that, and the Naqshbandias are not doing this. They have a good strategy in cooperating with the people.”

Last year, Iraq experienced a mini-version of the Sunni uprising it faces today. In that case, the Naqshbandias seemed to be in the lead, directing groups of fighters who briefly seized some territories after Iraqi security forces opened fire on a Sunni protest camp in Hawija, a village near Kirkuk that is a Naqshbandia stronghold, killing dozens.

In many ways that fight, after the Hawija raid, presaged what is happening now. It galvanized Sunni opposition to the government, which is being exploited by the alliance between the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria group and the Baathists, who are positioning themselves as secular guardians of Sunni Arab nationalism.

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While they may be allies today in the interest of fighting a common enemy — the Shiite-dominated government of Mr. Maliki — the two sides are unlikely to coexist if they should attain power in some areas. The Baathists, being more secular and more nationalist, have no interest in living under the harsh Islamic law that ISIS has already started to put in place in Mosul.

“We are fighting now with ISIS, but we are protecting Iraq from their religious ideas,” said Abu Tulayha al-Obaidi, a Naqshbandia fighter in northern Iraq, who said the group gets most of its weapons from smugglers coming from Syria, Turkey and Iraq’s Kurdish region in the north. “We will not kill innocent people, or soldiers who put down their weapons. We are like the new brain of ISIS.”

Already, there have been reports that the two sides have skirmished inside Mosul, but the Naqshbandias denied that. Mr. Knights said: “For the moment they need each other. But they are going to fight each other eventually.”

Sources: Institute for the Study of War; Long War Journal

Notes and tidbits on FB and Twitter. Part 73

Your immune system is in constant battles with man-made enemies, the medications, in addition to the ones that the environment is sending. Salt is also perceived as poison by white blood cells.

If that made-up reality (mostly an illusion) is shared by many people around you, it can be used to make predictions about what’s next,

Full counter-offensives of immune system raise the body temperature to kill more efficiently the invading enemies.

Goyims are animals. Goyim live without any purpose. Goyim are unconscious of the essence of their lives. Kill their children in times of war. (Torah)

BBC sucks: Israel injured 420 praying Palestinians last night and killed 3. BBC reported only that 3 Israeli were stabbed.
For the duration of the Hot Revolution, burning decades of taboos are priorities. Taboos are meant to be sacrificed every year, to cleanse the community and start afresh…not decades later.

“Letter to my son: Une Colere Noire” by Ta-Nehisi Coates (2015). You won’t stop shivering on how the White system fabricated racism to ” dispose” of the Black bodies

Racecraft: the White system design that fabricated the racism illusion to resume the disposition of black bodies and exploitation

You cannot stare that hatred down

You cannot chain the fears that stalks the watches

Even “One single drop of black blood” of your ancestors codifies you as Black in the USA. Same is true for indigenous Indians

Black Panthers: Fred Hampton and Mark Clark assassinated in 1969 in their home by Chicago police

Black Panthers: Assassination of George Jackson in 1971 resulted in Attica prison revolt that was crushed in plenty of blood

Desincarnation: le diable qui pousse les gamins a adopter des postures de dominateurs.
Le fardeau de vivre parmi les Reveurs Blancs d’Amerique, qui t’ expliquent que leurs reves sont juste et noble pour leur innocence illusoire
Le grand defit de USA est comment fonder une democracie, independante du cannibalisme perpetre’ aux Noirs et Latinos, sans attaquer le monde exterieurs avec leur pre-emptive guerres
Le Noir Eric Garner avant d’ etre abattu: Ca s’ arrete aujourd’hui

A normal person must commit all kinds of errors. At an advanced age, start inventing yourself: Start listening intently to people’s plight and desires. Listen passionately to people’s stories.

All the stories are basically the same, but each person considers his story a galactic novelty in miseries.

Short-lived preferences (joining a guerrilla movement) may be impossible to undo when preferences return to original state (impossible to get out when emotions are back to normal)

We are wracked by 2 warring passions: the desired feeling to be led and the desire to remain free. Democratic processes can resolve these tensions by subjecting ourselves to a power that we freely elected. The requirements are:

1. Elections laws are fair and transparent and

2. The voter is made to feel free to vote for his candidate

If you have Not been asked to help, no altruistic person will volunteer to come forward to aid

Great works of the human mind were produced during centuries of liberty of expression and publishing the works (Tocqueville). What a tremendous span of luck to keep liberty flourishing for even a decade in current world affairs

Israel severely wounded 42 Palestinians around Al Aqsa mosque yesterday. This Friday may witness another mayhem. The tragedy continues.

Trump figured it out 2 decades ago: I’ll run Republican. They are dumb and eat up all the lies on Fox news

Finally, Israel reached the phase of the dumbest of dumbs: Considering the Al Aqsa mosque as the ultimate stage of humiliating Palestinians. If Al Aqsa unites all the Palestinian factions to focus on their existence, a legitimate entity, then this is another intifada (civil disobedience)

I feel that Trump is Not as dumb as he is perceived. He is playing the fool in order Not to be restricted in his vision by the institutions,

Trump is acutely aware to the devastation to the economy by the military industrial infrastructure that want to dominate the world at any cost.

The female gender is the first to bear the brunt of any dictatorial system, shifting toward a religious fundamental base

How fast are Robotics and Artificial Intelligence progressing?

& Are Progressing Fast

Close

Notes and tidbits on FB and Twitter. Part 72

Combien d’amours n’ont pas pus prendre racines: quand la premiere fois, on éjacule prématurement
USA is trying to give an “Arabic” face to its allies in Syria but failing miserably. The USA is refraining from giving the Kurds more power in order Not to have to use force when the time comes to delete them politically. It wants to establish an air base in Tabaka near Raqqa.. In same time, only Jordan is providing infantry support to its airbase in Tanaf.
The best response of Qatar to the 13 demands of Saudi Kingdom is: We only abide by stopping all financial aids to recognized “terrorist factions”, including Moslem Brotherhood in Turkey, Egypt and Syria.
You’re not as bad or as good as you think you are. In sunshine days, you are better than other days
What would happen if you figured out how to spend two hours a day, every day, without electronics, with your kids?
Looking your kids in the eye, being present, doing projects, setting standards, raising the bar, learning, seeing, hearing, connecting, challenging, questioning, being questioned
Arriver á un compromis pour résoudre les conflits, the middle ground concept.
Dans le conflit Israel/Palestine, aucun parti, sauf les Palestiniens, ne voulait un compromis. Les états “Arabes” n’ont fait que du léche-cul ou refusé d’aider les compromis des Palestiniens
During paganism, people enjoyed freedom of expression. If one traditional God failed them, they cursed him/her and selected another God with better luck generator. We can no longer curse God, or even change our God without dire consequences.
Period of growing reason is dubbed dark.
Adult predominantly use eyes and ears for design, and infringe on children most valued senses: taste, smell and touch.
Same as USA preach Democracy when waging pre-emptive wars, terror States financing and supporting terrorist factions are waging war on terrors.
All living entities in nature are the roots of the living on earth. Save these roots and let your soul reach the sky
Status de privilégié: Passport des sans-patrie. A UN passport is a right to any adult refusing to have a nation attached to him
Mosul is to fall in a couple of hours. Only Al Mayadeen channel is covering this historical event.
Euronews seems unwilling to consider the fall of Mosul of much importance. Neither all the other channels.
Jound means soldiers. You have all kinds of soldier movements or factions. Jound al Cham, Jound Allah, Jound al Sa7aba,…
For every one of these Jound movements (groups of soldiers and mercenaries) there are higher higherchical Jounds that exploit the recruits of the lower movements.
The lower Jound movements (soldiers, mercenaries) are lead by Sheikhs. The higher Jound classes are lead by Intelligence Services
I have yet to observe a young girl driving, and Not talking on her smartphone. Dangerous, when I suddenly extend my hand to hitch hike. Yeh right, none ever stopped.
Nous avons besoin d’excellents professeurs pour former d’ excellent maître enseignants
Le desert est une terre de passage, de campement éphémere, ou les villages semblent á peine posés.
Le lent contact du desert et ceux qui l’habitent reprend vite dans son sein, les ambitions ou l’insignifiance des hommes
Je m’étais mis á raconter (écrire) toutes les hontes que j’ai ramassées. Je me sentis plus sereine: la honte m’avait quittée pour passer dans mon cahier (diaries)
Je rentrais avec mon diplome. Tout le monde faisait un devoir de ne pas me déranger quand je lisais.
Ils se demandaient: Qu’est-ce qu’elle a l’intention de faire maintenant?
Historic moment: 3: 28 pm, July 8, 2017. Daesh (ISIS) blow themselves in Mosul, live on Al Mayadeen, with their explosive belts.
Probable operation of this mass suicide of Daesh in Mosul: Members are gathered in groups, and selected people are assigned the task of pressing on a remote detonator in each group.
The Sunni majority regions in Lebanon are becoming uneasy with Syrian refugees in their midst. Delaying the election was meant to retake all Jroud 3ersal and return most of the refugees in order to allow Hariri Al Moustakbal movement better chances in the election

Kurdish Barazani clan seized oil-rich Iraq northern Kirkuk in 2015? Kicked out today

Note 1: Iraq army re-occupied Kirkuk this Oct 15, 2017, the airport, the largest military base and oil fields. The Kurd Not associated with Barazani just handed over Kirkuk to start fruitful negotiations. Iran and Turkey closed borders with Barazani tribe of Kurdistan and Irbil civilian airport is closed

Note 2: Barazani Father tried to establish a Kurdistan in the 70’s and formed an army of 100,000. Once Saddam and the Shah of Iran reached an agreement on their differences, Barazani disbanded his army of Peshmerga. Turkey forced Jalal Talbani to dismantle his forces in the western Kurdish province with city of Sulaymaniyyeh. Talbani died a month ago and he integrated the Iraqi government as President.

Note 3: Kurdish leader, Massoud Barazani is a ripe fruit going bad, rotting and falling. He obeyed all the orders of USA/Israel. His role is now over, him and the extremist members of his clan.

Joel Rosenberg posted this June 17, 2014 (selected as one of top posts)

Take a good look at this picture taken in 1971 in northern Iraq.

Head of Israel Mossad  Zowa Zamir (1968-76) and future head of Mossad (Nahoum Admoni) and vice Mossad chief (Manahem Naheek Nawoot) are taking a “selfi” with three of the current Kurdish leader such as Massoud Barazani and Mahmoud Othman. 

Othman is in the front center.Massoud Barazani is on the far left and is the current leader of the Kurds in city of Irbil.

‎#لكم_التعليق</p> <p>مسعود بارازاني و محمود عثمان برفقة<br /> "ناهوم آدموني رئيس الموساد الاسرائيلي بين عامي 1989-1982"<br /> "زوي زامير رئيس الموساد الاسرائيلي لثمان سنين 1976-1968"<br /> و " مناخم ناهيكـ ناووت معاون رئيس الموساد الاسرائيلي"<br /> في شمال العراق عام 1971</p> <p>ملتقى البشائر‎

After the current push of ISIS (Da3esh) in northern Iraq and the fall of Mosul, Massoud sent his Kurdish troops to defend Kirkuk and declared that Iraq has been partitioned de facto into three parts and that the Kurdish region will held a referendum for its independence (done this Oct. 2017).

In that period of 2015-17, Barazani exported oil of the Kirkuk fields to mainly Turkey and Israel at low prices, sort of contraband operations, like ISIS in Syria.

Turkey announced it will no longer import oil from Kirkuk and the official border-crossing with Iran are closed.

 

Joel Rosenberg posted this June 17, 2014 (selected as one of top posts)

kurdistan-map(Washington, D.C.) — Could recent developments in Iraq have prophetic implications? Actually, the answer may be yes — especially with regards to the Kurdish people who live in northern Iraq. Let me explain.

As we’ve been seeing in recent weeks, the Radical jihadist forces of the “Islamic State of Iraq & al-Sham” (ISIS) are on the move towards Baghdad. They are leaving a trail of bloodshed and carnage in their wake.

The objective of the ISIS leaders is to topple the Iraqi government, seize control of all of Iraq, establish a jihadist state under Sharia law, and use Iraq to begin a regional — and eventually global — Islamic caliphate, or kingdom.

Now, the Kurdish leaders have taken advantage of the chaos of this moment to seize control of the oil-rich region of Kirkuk for themselves. (see AP story below)

The oil fields of Kirkuk have been a long-standing issue of controversy in Iraq, especially since the liberation of the country in 2003. Whoever controls those fields would control enormous wealth as the oil there is more fully developed and shipped to markets around the globe.

The Kurds are Sunni Muslims, but they are not ethnically Arabs (Few Iraqis are “Arabs”).

Indeed, many Kurds have a deep hatred for the Arabs. Several decades ago, the world create a special, protected, autonomous region for the Kurds in the north region of Iraq, after Saddam Hussein repeated attacked and tried to destroy the Kurds, including with the use of chemical weapons.

Ultimately, many Kurds want to create an independent country of their own, uniting Kurds living in Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey. Yet each of those national governments strongly oppose the creation of an independent Kurdistan.

What’s fascinating is that the modern Kurdish people were known in ancient times (during Roman Empire) as the Medes. Here is where things get interesting.

(The following part is an amalgam of lucubration and insane religious excerpts, sort of Zionism exploiting every opportunity to spread its hubris “propaganda”)

Bible prophecy indicates that in the End Times, as we get closer to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, God will allow the Medes to gain power, even as the Lord allows the Arabs (there were No such things as “Arabs” at these periods) to gain power and rebuild the kingdom of Babylon in the heart of Iraq.

The Book of Revelation, for example, tells us that Babylon will be the epicenter of evil in the last days of history, and will eventually face the judgment of God.

The Hebrew prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah and Daniel tell us this, as well, indicating Babylon will be completely destroyed and when the judgment is complete, Babylon will be completely uninhabitable.

Indeed, Isaiah 13:20 says of Babylon, “It will never be inhabited or lived in from generation to generation; nor will the Arab pitch his tent there, nor will shepherds make their flocks lie down there.”

What’s more, Bible prophecy indicates that God will raise up the Medes — that is, the Kurdish people — to be an instrument of judgment against Babylon. (I guess that’s what USA Bush Jr. did or tried to achieve for 8 years of occupation))

  • Isaiah 13:17 — “Behold, I am going to stir up the Medes against them [the Babylonians]….”
  • Jeremiah 51:11 — “The Lord has aroused the spirit of the kings of the Medes, because His purpose is against Babylon to destroy it; for it is the vengeance of the Lord….”
  • Jeremiah 51:28-29 — “Consecrate the nations against her, the kings of the Medes, their governors and all their prefects, and every land of their dominion. So the land quakes and writhes, for the purposes of the Lord against Babylon stand, to make the land of Babylon a desolation without inhabitants….”

How exactly will these eschatological prophecies come to pass? It’s too early to say for certain.

But after studying these prophecies, traveling 4 times to the Iraqi Kurdistan region, meeting with senior Kurdish leaders — including Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani — and tracking developments there over the past decade or so, I think it is fair to say we may be seeing some of the prophetic battle lines developing:

  • The hatred of the Kurds/Medes against the Arabs, and vice versa, is steadily growing.
  • The Kurds/Medes and the Arabs are in a continued struggle to control the oil resources that will make either or both of them enormously wealthy and powerful in the End Times.
  • The Kurds/Medes are, step by step, forming into their nation, and possibly their own country.
  • The Kurds/Medes are developing an increasingly effective military force that is able to overpower the Iraqi Arabs at times. (They couldn’t even fight ISIS)

For more on the latest geopolitical developments, here are excerpts from a recent article from the Associated Press, “HOW THE KURDS SEIZED KIRKUK.”

  • “After a decades-long dispute between Arabs and Kurds over the oil-rich northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, it took just an hour and a half for its fate to be decided,” the Associated Press reports. “As al-Qaida-inspired militants advanced across northern Iraq and security forces melted away, Kurdish fighters who have long dominated Kirkuk ordered Iraqi troops out and seized full control of the regional oil hub and surrounding areas, according to a mid-ranking Army officer. He said he was told to surrender his weapons and leave his base.
  • His account was corroborated by an Arab tribal sheik and a photographer who witnessed the looting of army bases after troops left and who related similar accounts of the takeover from relatives in the army. All three spoke to The Associated Press Friday on condition of anonymity because they feared retribution from Kurdish forces.
  • “They said they would defend Kirkuk from the Islamic State,” said the Arab officer, who oversaw a warehouse in the city’s central military base. He asked that his rank not be made public.
  • He insisted the Iraqi troops had not planned to retreat before the Islamic state. “We were ready to battle to death. We were completely ready,” he said at a roadside rest house just inside the semi-autonomous Kurdish region.
  • The Kurdish takeover of the long-disputed city came days after the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and other Sunni militants seized much of the country’s second largest city of Mosul and Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit before driving south toward Baghdad. Their lightning advance has plunged the country into its worst crisis since the 2011 withdrawal of U.S. troops.
  • A spokesman for Kurdish forces, known as the peshmerga, said they had only moved in after Iraqi troops retreated, assuming control of the “majority of the Kurdistan region” outside the semi-autonomous Kurdish Regional Government.
  • “Peshmerga forces have helped Iraqi soldiers and military leaders when they abandoned their positions,” including by helping three generals to fly back to Baghdad from the Kurdish regional capital Irbil, Lieutenant General Jabbar Yawar said in a statement on the regional government’s website….
  • Kirkuk, 180 miles (290 kilometers) north of Baghdad, is home to Arabs, Kurds and Turkmen, who all have competing claims to the oil-rich area. Kurds have long wanted to incorporate it into their self-ruled region, but Arabs and Turkmen are opposed.
  • In the 1970s and 1980s the Arab-dominated government in Baghdad drove hundreds of thousands of Kurds out of Kirkuk and surrounding regions, settling Arabs from the south in their place in an attempt to pacify a region that had seen repeated revolts.
  • During the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 the highly disciplined peshmerga swept down from the semi-autonomous Kurdish region and established a strong presence in a belt of largely Kurdish towns and villages stretching south toward Baghdad.
  • But the disintegration of Iraqi forces this week seems to have led the peshmerga to assume full control in areas they have long coveted, further enhancing their autonomy from Baghdad and undermining hard-fought U.S. efforts to bring about a stable, multiethnic Iraq.
  • “To a great extent Kurdish forces had been de facto in control of Kirkuk for some time, but now they’re completely in control,” said F. Gregory Gause, III, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Doha Center.
  • He said it was unlikely the Kurds would seek formal independence from Iraq, however, because such a move would be strongly opposed by neighboring Turkey and Iran — both of which have sizable Kurdish minorities — as well as Washington.

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مسعود بارازاني و محمود عثمان برفقة
“ناهوم آدموني رئيس الموساد الاسرائيلي بين عامي 1989-1982”
“زوي زامير رئيس الموساد الاسرائيلي لثمان سنين 1976-1968″
و ” مناخم ناهيكـ ناووت معاون رئيس الموساد الاسرائيلي”
في شمال العراق عام 1971

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