Iraqis think the U.S. is in cahoots with the Islamic State, and it is hurting the war

Iraqis think the U.S. is in cahoots with the Islamic State, and it is hurting the war

The Washington Post – Liz Sly
Iraqi forces supported by US-led coalition airstrikes advance their position during clashes with Islamic State group in the western suburbs of Ramadi, 70 miles west of Baghdad.AP Photo/Osama Sami Iraqi forces supported by US-led coalition airstrikes advance their position during clashes with Islamic State group in the western suburbs of Ramadi, 70 miles west of Baghdad.BAIJI,Iraq —

On the front lines of the battle against the Islamic State, suspicion of the United States runs deep. Iraqi fighters say they have all seen the videos purportedly showing U.S. helicopters airdropping weapons to the militants, and many claim they have friends and relatives who have witnessed similar instances of collusion.

Ordinary people also have seen the videos, heard the stories and reached the same conclusion — one that might seem absurd to Americans but is widely believed among Iraqis — that the United States is supporting the Islamic State for a variety of pernicious reasons that have to do with asserting American control over Iraq, the wider Middle East and, perhaps, its oil.

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  • De castro  On 12/07/2015 at 4:13 am

    Surprise surprise !
    The British just as guilty during before and after its “empiral” days. All is revealed under FOI
    (freedom of information) law….however under “international” law and unless over 50+ years
    there is no such “obligation” …..will Google just to establish how far back FOI is obligatory
    and can be requested/ enforced.
    Of course USA war machine will claim “collateral/accidental” damage in war.

    Sad world at war.

  • Albert  On 12/07/2015 at 6:44 pm

    To make money American writers would write all the saleable dirt they could find in Britsh history. Here is where I really learn British History…….things like how Churchill mother got him into military school and his father dying from ? disease. You never read those things in a british textbook.It might be secret to the British but its entertainment here.

    • de castro  On 12/08/2015 at 4:44 am

      There are no secrets in British history if you know where to look.
      Under FOI law most of WW2 secrets over 50+ years are subject to disclosure on request.
      Two channels on UK TV now cover that area for public viewing.
      BBC archives are full of it. BBC world service also cover and broadcast historical facts
      We learn more from historical facts that present day “spin”……
      Mainstream media are like “parrots” in their repetitive news repeats of propoganda….bull.

      One needs a “critical” factualty to establish truth from lies.
      USA is the “culture of lies and death”…..that’s why I enjoy Gigi s outbursts/knee jerk reaction to
      main stream media info…..she has that “critical factualty.
      Am into reading biographies of past political leaders….at moment its comrade Lee Yes of Singapore
      fame/fortune…he died in April after longest reign as PM of Singapore.
      Some you can find on kindle…or internet previews. Enjoy my friend now we are “retarded”
      with “all the time in the world” Sanchmo song….reading either enhances dementure or
      avoids it….read on write on its “freedom”…

      Lord kamtan of cherin in El Ejido andalucia south Spain….last bastion of Moorish invasion of EUROLAND.

  • Gigi  On 12/07/2015 at 9:09 pm

    “Iraqis think the U.S. is in cahoots with the Islamic State, and it is hurting the war”
    “Think”….Iraqis and the entire world KNOWS the US is in cahoots with IS. I would like to say that no one cares what uninformed Americans think but I would be lying. Things would be vastly different if only Americans were told the truth. And why false flags to implicate Muslims happen and will continue to happen….

    San Bernardino Attack Eye-Witness: “Three Tall White Men Did It”

    “You are certain you saw three men,” the newscaster asked Abdelmageed.

    “Yes,” said Abdelmageed.

    “It looked like their skin color was white. They look like they were athletic build and they appeared to be tall.”

    [Hard to mistake two persons for three, don’t ya think,,and even harder to mistake a tall athletic white man for a skinny, petite woman…harder still for the “suspects” to have HOURS to leave the scene, go to their apt, return to the scene, leave again, to then be “supposedly killed” in a hail of bullets on the freeway HOURS later. And why was the FBI/govt eager to have reporters trample through their apt – a supposed crime scene – but to date reporters, Doctors Without Borders, the UN and other relevant authorities have not been able to gain access into the recent bombing of the hospital in Afghanistan? Why is the govt concerned with “preserving” evidence at one site and not the other? Is it because there is no evidence to preserve because the whole thing was staged? Another fatalistic false flag.]

    • de castro  On 12/07/2015 at 9:25 pm

      “Culture of liars” and “culture of death”…with everyone carrying a gun a revolution may wipe out half its population…then change will come.
      Obama s legacy….Hilary s dilemma.

  • Albert  On 12/09/2015 at 7:19 pm

    Kamtan: “……… USA is the “culture of lies and death”…..that’s why I enjoy Gigi s outbursts/knee jerk reaction to main stream media info…..she has that “critical factualty”
    Its sad if anyone seriously believe Gigi information, such as, ‘
    “US is in cahoot with ISIS” has any semblance of truth. One would have to be down right — to believe such things.
    May I suggest, if available, listening to the evidence or information of people like the FBI director and others before the US Congress, or leaders in the US Intelligence Commitees or the President Press conferences etc. Or credible media sources such as the the Washinton Post, NY Times and so forth. UK members of Parliament and other foreign leaders listen to those sources.
    I am sure as Guyanese we would like to read informed discussions of the highest standard and not garbage and falsehood.

    • de castro  On 12/09/2015 at 9:09 pm

      Appreciate your concerns. .however some of Gigi s spin has some truth in them….agree some are silly also.

      Main stream media spread more “tales” than some opinions shared on GOLforum.
      The corporate own the media and the politicians ….so how can you trust either.not to spin
      their hidden agendas.
      Have become more of a cynic because I don’t believe a lot of what is main stream media.
      Don’t even read dailies anymore…..too much spin.

      As for USA in cahoots with ISIS ……it is possible. All security institutions exchange info…
      CIA KGB MI5 .et al….did not whistle blower snowden prove that.

      • Albertanything  On 12/09/2015 at 11:02 pm

        “Main stream media spread more “tales” than some opinions shared on GOLforum”
        Which media does Gigi refer to as main stream. There are sources which knowledgeable informed readers refer to and those trying to get attention with “sensationalism” and falsehood. Gigi quotes the latter.
        How could the US be in cahoots with ISIS when they are all trying so hard to kill them. That is a ridiculous idea. Do you think anything of that importance would escape US news reporters?

  • de castro  On 12/10/2015 at 4:48 am

    Not wishing to discourage others from expressing opinion ….Gigi writes in the “extreme” to win friends and influence people……its her “style”…..readers of GOL are well informed people and information is power.
    On the US main stream media issue.
    No it will not escape main stream reporters but their editor will decide what goes to press….
    corporate political sentiments…..get my drift….do not bite the hands that feed you.
    Loyal to the core.
    Main stream media have political “affiliations” “influences” also.
    I try to read more diversely to establish what is “spin” or “fact”….but sometimes we get it wrong.
    Am usually first to put my hand up and stand corrected…..mea culpa mea culpa.

    Today I seldom read dailies (main stream publications) but do watch BBC CNN mainly news bulitins….
    but most of my info is gathered via tablet/email….do most of my reading on line.
    Am also reading biography of Lee Yew recently deceased Singapore politician who exited in April
    after serving his country as PM for decades…..longesting serving PM on the planet.
    Hey have a pleasant day and merry Christian Xmas.
    Overindulging…am in UK 3 days…this climate is wet and windy too depressing.

  • guyaneseonline  On 12/10/2015 at 5:58 am

    BREAKING: Russia’s Huge Announcement That Will Change The War
    December 2, 2015

    Published on Dec 2, 2015
    In a huge stunning announcement just now by the Russian Foreign Minister, Russia presented direct evidence of Turkey buying illegal oil from the black market supporting terrorists. In this video we go over the important revelations by the Russians, its consequences and shift of the geo political field.

    • de castro  On 12/10/2015 at 6:30 am

      Now that Snowden is in putinland as political asylee expect many more revelations to follow…
      of USA military involvement around the globe…..sanction by CIC White house (sorry house of colour)
      ON CORRUPTION think USA is top dog…its military might used to condone/control it.
      Shame full disgraceful…above exposé….more to follow am sure.

    • Albertanything  On 12/10/2015 at 12:39 pm

      Will send you a yearly supply of National Inquiry for Christmas. Should like that stuff.

  • Albertanything  On 12/10/2015 at 11:49 am

    Kamtan as Deen wrote before you have to be here and see what goes on to really know what goes on. Forget the newspaper.Here is one scenario. Leaders at the top of the game (defence secretaries, CIA chief, Military experts etc) are constantly on interviews by dozens of newsmen on TV. They are questioned to the finest detail. Newsmen often hear the same answers we the TV audience hear……..anything more more transparent than that.

    Do you think if Obama and the US was in cahoot with ISIS those newsmen and Israel would not know. Netanyahoo would be the first to expose any collaboration with his “enemies” There is a great deal of transparency in US operation but one has to know where to look.

    Because of competition in the news business many media sources resort to sensationalism and the absurd to get attention……some not in search of “truth” read those.

    • de castro  On 12/10/2015 at 1:57 pm

      If the CIC is not in cahoots with the enemy he is uninformed/misinformed or just plain “naieve”….
      How was he able to find Bin laden and execute/illuminate him. ? As CIC he is kept informed by
      his military ….the buck stops there in his white house.
      Ways I see it….don’t have to be member of CIA MI5 or KGB to know what they are up to.
      There are multiple agents operating under cover who know the truth about ISIS. Who is the
      leader of ISIS ? We will soon find out….as night follows day. Bin laden reincarnate !

      • Albert  On 12/12/2015 at 1:41 pm

        If the CIC is not in cahoots with the enemy he is uninformed/misinformed or just plain “naieve”….

        So you want to be a UK Llyod Luckhoo. The jury is not sold.

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