Friday, April 29, 2016

The end of Iraq is Nigh: Gorran Leader Nashirwin Mustafa returns from London.

Properly groomed, no doubt. And by groomed, I’m not talkin’ hair and nails.

Gorran leader Nawshirwan Mustafa returns to Iraqi Kurdistan

SULAIMANI, Kurdistan region ‘Iraq’,— Change Movement (Gorran) head Nawshirwan Mustafa arrived in Sulaimani International Airport in Iraqi Kurdistan on Thursday after seven months in Europe. (Europe? How about London)

Gorran Politburo member Aso Mahmud said the Gorran leader’s return would affect the political situation in the Kurdistan Region.
Mahmoud predicted Mustafa’s return would initiate a political movement in the region and said the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) was waiting for the “return of Nawshirwan Mustafa.”

 Here too

 Change Movement (Gorran) head Nawshirwan Mustafa arrived in Sulaimani International Airport on Thursday (April 28) after seven months in Europe.
Gorran Politburo member Aso Mahmoud said the Gorran leader’s return would affect the political situation in the Kurdistan Region.
Mahmoud predicted Mustafa’s return would initiate a political movement in the region and said the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) was waiting for the “return of Nawshirwan Mustafa.”
Nawshirwan Mustafa has examined several evaluations for solving issues in Kurdistan during his visit to London,” Mahmoud said. “He has a plan to deal with the region’s situation.”
Mustafa went to Germany for medical treatment in September 2015. After his stay in Germany, he went to the U.K. and during his time there he has met with a number of Kurdish officials.

Bye, bye Barzani.  Good bye Iraq. Hello Israel 2.0

If you are unfamiliar with Gorran and Mr Mustafa refresh your memory...


'Keep it under your hat!
  We’ve discussed the rather violent Gorran party, on several occasions, here at the blog.  Gorran is the PKK affiliate party, challenger to KDP in the Iraqi Kurdish region. There is some misinformation around, seeming to originate with Israel, that Gorran is an Iranian supported party. If it is supported by anyone in Iran, it is Iranians who identify as kurds.  So, who are the real benefactors of Gorran?  
A very vital clue may come from the fact that the leader of Gorran, a man called Mustafa, has left Iraq for London. Yes, the London that is in England! And has been there now for months under the pretext of receiving medical treatment! 
  Also:  Izzat Ibrahim Al Douri-King of Clubs & Nawshirwan Mustafa- Gorran Party

From Earlier: US Controls Info and Data Regarding Mosul Dam. Why?

US Controls Info and Data Regarding Mosul Dam. Why?

DW
 
I’ll be highlighting very important facts:

Since February US authorities have been issuing warnings that the dam could collapse any day. They produced maps to show that the enormous amount of water would flood not only Mosul within hours, but also downstream Tigris cities like Tikrit and Baghdad.

Engineers working there (Mosul Dam) are not impressed. "Nobody has asked us to leave," Marwan, who has been working at the power plant of the dam for almost 30 years, told DW. Like most engineers he lives in a village next to the dam that will be hit first if it collapses. But that is not even possible right now, he claims: "The water level is too low for this to happen, and we are careful not to let it rise too much."

To visit the engineers in their village of low prefab houses that the ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein had built in the 1980s, DW sneaked into the militarized zone the Kurdish peshmerga troops in control of the dam have put in place.
That's also why the engineers who were willing to be interviewed did not want reveal their real names and identities for fear of losing their jobs.
 The engineers don’t want to reveal their real names because the PKK and other Kurds are in charge of this totally militarized zone.

 Normal risk level

Their story is not only confirmed by a third colleague working at the dam, but also the Iraqi minister of Water Resources, Muhsin al-Shammari. He told Reuters news agency recently that "the looming danger to the Mosul dam is one in a thousand. This risk level is present in all the world's dams."

Khaleel, who's been working at the dam for 23 years, is involved in the operation to inject cement into the spongy soil underneath the dam. Work was halted for about a month when fighters of the "Islamic State" (IS) group captured the dam and the surrounding area in July 2014.
 As I’ve repeatedly stated the dam is in NATO/Kurd hands in a completely militarized zone- ISIS is not in control of this dam. Nor are they particularly close to it. This is important.

"The whole area is now under military control, with a defence wall and control posts"
 I’ll repeat that fact!

"The whole area is now under military control, with a defence wall and control posts"


America controls data from the sensors 

" US army engineers have placed sensors on the dam, and base their warning on the readings. They claim the gaps in the soil are forming faster than concrete gets injected. "Only they have the data, we do not," Khaleel complains"
Repeating:
"Only they have the data, we do not," Khaleel complains.

Professor Kamel al-Mohsin, who specializes in dams and water resources at Mosul University, confirms the problem. The Americans, he says, monopolize their data, without it nobody really knows what is going on. "I only have a report, but none of the measurements it is based on," he told DW.  He does not think that "the danger is imminent."
Why is the US monopolizing the data? Shouldn't the Iraqis have access to that data?
Of course they should! However.. if the US provided the Iraqis with the actual data then the Iraqis may be able to seriously counter the claims and warnings made by the US. Clearly the US does not want the Iraqi engineers to be able to challenge the claims and warnings.
If the US wants to take out the dam, denying the Iraqis this very important information is key. 

One of the defects the Americans base their warnings on - the sluice door in the dam that is not opening - does not worry him. It can be repaired, and for the time being the other one can be used to discharge water into the Tigris.

And finally experiences from the past indicate that the dam is stronger than it seems.
"Both in 1988 and 1991 the water levels almost reached maximum, only two more meters and the dam would have overflowed. The pressure on the dam was at its peak. On top of that, the Americans bombed the power plant in 1991 in their war against Saddam, putting extra stress on the dam. And despite all this, it did not break," Marwan said.

Interesting. Very Interesting.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Annexing Mosul, Destroying Iraq & Collapsing Mosul Dam (Making way for Badush): Part 2

Finally, the second half of Gearing up for the Annexation of Mosul. Destroying Iraq & Maybe Mosul Dam too! 
Additional Background: 2007: Iraqi Mosul Dam Seen In Danger of Collapsing

You may need to read the two relinks if you have not already. And you really should read all the way to the end. I saved the pièce de résistance for the end!

A quick review:

Everyone has to realize that what is set to happen in Mosul has zero to do with ‘fighting ISIS’ and everything to do with birthing the ‘new middle east’. Ash Carter has stated quite clearly. “The U.S. plan to accelerate the campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq is not dependent upon whether Iraq can achieve political unity” As I've stated a unified Iraq is not necessary any longer, Ash Carter is quite clear about that!  Meanwhile, the PKK is acting, viciously and violently inside and outside of it’s claimed traditional area of interest- Including Syria and Iraq. With much US assistance. As Syria has been annexed by the Kurds so to has an ever larger piece of  Iraq, including the disputed territories, Kirkuk gone from Iraq. Sinjar firmly annexed too.  Mosul will meet the same fate. The PKK with the help of NATO, will destroy Iraq. Will redraw borders. Sykes Picot 2.0

 The fight against ISIS is the illusion. The perception management. The pretext. The BIG LIE
No different then the lie that Osamba bin Laden directed from his cave, on his dialysis machine, the attacks against the US on 9/11.  Or the ‘smoking gun in a mushroom cloud’ LIE regarding Saddam Hussein in Iraq. The first casualty of war is always: Truth This latest episode is no different then any of it’s predecessors.


 This map shows us all how nicely territory ISIS took has now been claimed by Kurdish terrorist militias:

Kirkuk and Sinjar, held by ISIS, gifted to the Kurds. Only Mosul remains as disputed territory set to fall.


The LIE that the Kurds are such supreme fighters, is just that, yet another lie!  The Kurds have always filled the ranks of ISIS in this area- Always! I've written untold numbers of posts regarding all the symbiosis between the Kurdish militias and ISIS.

Flashback: Kurdish Mullah Protected in Norway- Founder of Ansar al-Islam aka KurdIShIS

Flashback: KurdIShIS: Face the Reality/Discard the Perception Managing Fiction

It’s quite clear that the US and company have been cavorting with terrorists. Kurdish terrorists.
The move on Mosul, by the PKK aligned with NATO forces, is necessary to connect the already annexed Syrian territory to the soon to be annexed Iraqi territory.  And let’s not mince words here the Syrian territory is annexed and governed as if it’s independent.

Location, location, location:

If the PKK takes Mosul, with the help of NATO forces the PKK  will then be astride an invaluable corridor between the Qandil Mountains and Syria”



Quandil mountains conveniently straddle four countries- Think of the whole Yazidi fleeing ISIS psyop? The one that I didn’t buy at all. Remember that? August 11/2014: The Yazidi genocide narrative strains credulity- No fly zone by stealth

I'd suggested at that time that the genocide narrative cover for supplies being dropped to ISIS. KurdIShIS. I believe, still, my call was correct.

“The Qandil Mountains, stretching from the Kurdish region of Iraq over the border with Iran, have been a haven for the Kurdistan Workers' Party, more commonly known as the PKK, over the past few decades. The complex terrain and the autonomy of the northern Iraqi Kurdish region make the mountains a suitable rear basing area for the Kurdish rebels.

The Qandil mountain range is the northwestern part of the larger Zagros mountain system that shapes Iran's western border with Iraq

The Taurus Mountains and the Zagros Mountains, including the Qandil range, cover parts of northeastern Syria, southern Turkey, northern Iraq and northwestern Iran.
Flashback: Iran's Forgotten Kurds Step Up the Struggle- So The Media Promotion Begins

This vast area of broken terrain is easily defensible and restricts the movement of opposing forces, similar to the Tigharghar Mountains in Mali.
The peaks of the Qandil Mountains in Iraq and the plateaus between them are covered in snow most of the year. Cheekha Dar, the highest peak, is 3,611 meters (11,847 feet) high. The broken terrain is overlaid by multiple international boundaries of states that do not necessarily cooperate or have the ability to control the region.
This geography, combined with the presence of the  (NOT) homogenous Kurdish ethnic group, allows the PKK to defend itself in multiple ways.
Moreover, the geography creates safe training grounds and concealed routes through the area that let the rebels project force and smuggle goods”
Like Kurdish fighters posing as poor beleagured 'Yazidis' fleeing ISIS- That was one hell of a psyop! Great for NATO and the fledgling terror state of Kurdistan- Bad for Syria. Bad for Turkey. Bad for Iran. Worse for Iraq. Very, very good for Israel

The fall of Mosul to the PKK will definitely worsen the situation in Turkey. As I’ve stated the PKK‘s resurgent fighting in Turkey is part of the larger plan to remake the middle east.
Erdogan made them offer after offer- The PKK wanted no part of such a small time deal, because with the help of NATO/US, they had  their eyes on a bigger prize.

Flashback:  The YPG-PKK Connection- Erdogan & Ocalan Had Agreed on Autonomy for Kurds in Turkey

In Dohuk:
“The United States has started arming Kurdish Peshmerga forces with two army brigades' worth of equipment as part of preparations for a looming U.S.-led coalition”

The PKK is heavily armed and can employ these weapons as the destabilize Turkey



Dohuk- distance to Turkish border- Not far at all...

Conclusion: Arming the PKK in Duhok = Arming and training PKK in Turkey
Which explains multiple news reports like this:  Kurdish PKK says ready to intensify fight against Turkey

Mosul and Lots and lots of energy & Water

The PKK ‘s taking of  Mosul will put control of most of the Iraqi oil into Kurdish hands.


The control of this oil will empower the new NATO terror state at the expense of the rest of Iraq. And Syria. Soon enough Turkey and Iran. The there’s water control & Mosul Dam- We’ll get to that.. First just a brief digression

Let's briefly go back to a post from 2014: Why Israel and the US Love the Kurds- Pepe Escobar

“And even more crucially, projecting ahead, a Greater Kurdistan would be the ideal buffer state acting in tandem with larger Israeli strategic interests; in one go, it would simultaneously amputate Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria”
Read that entire post- including numerous external links, then check out this news article from just the other day.. Israel backs ‘urgent’ Kurdish statehood, top Israeli official says

Recall this post from 2015? Kurdistan aka Second Israel- Ethnic cleansing the Middle East

Kurd Land and Israel Land
Moving onto the Mosul Dam:

FACT: The Mosul Dam has been firmly in the hands of Kurdish and NATO forces since 2014!

Iraqi media (February 2016)  has reported that there are 1,000 Italian troops also station at the dam And Italian experts  are supposed to be repairing the foundation

I’ve written three posts already regarding the issues with Mosul Dam:

March 2/2016 Mosul Dam Set to Fail- Intentional Take Down? Disaster Capitalism to the Extreme?


March 10/ 2016 Samantha Power “Chilling Briefing” Regarding Mosul Dam. Mosul Dam, Again!

March 30/ 2016 Thank- You E. William Engdahl! And Yes, it's the Mosul Dam, Again

Water is a big part of remaking, redrawing or birthing the new middle east.
Control of water. Consolidating the control of water into fewer and fewer hands is part and parcel of the global elitists control agenda- No different then oil control/consolidation.
The carbon/life control agenda. So here's where we get to my latest find. I feel it's important.
How it fits into the possible destruction, intentional or otherwise,  of Mosul Dam should become clear soon enough.

Background on decommissioning Mosul Dam:

 There has long been a plan to decommission the Mosul Dam and replace it with another, originally named or known as Badush Dam. Started in Iraq in 1988- Claimed to be unfinished to this day?
Maybe? Maybe not? Wiki Badush Dam

“As early as December 2005, (under US occupation) Iraq's Ministry of Water Resources was developing a project to restart construction on the dam.”
 Quoting from necessary background post, linked right at the beginning:
 “The Army Corps has recommended that a partially constructed dam at Badush, which lies between Mosul Dam and the city, be finished as a stopgap measure in case Mosul Dam collapses”
Could the US and company have restarted & subsequently finished building the Badush dam as they continued occupying Iraq? It's possible. The Army corps recommended that Badush be finished 9 years ago. So it's entirely within the realm of possibility the US did build a dam in anticipation of failure or destruction of Mosul Dam. Whichever the case maybe?

Lo and Behold an interesting read came my way:

Turning the Impending Mosul Dam Disaster Into Opportunity

April 19, 2016
Image from article

Iraq has seen its share of calamities in recent years, but none is as dangerous as the impending failure (note the foregone conclusion choice of wording?) of the Mosul Dam. A breach of the dam will result in a tsunami-like wave that sweeps through cities and hamlets along the Tigris River from Mosul to as far south as Amarah and even Basra. Baghdad would be submerged under five meters of water within four days
That's what I would call "a house cleaning" on a huge scale.
The Iraqi government’s lackadaisical attitude notwithstanding, internal reports generated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – which has recently installed very sensitive monitoring instruments – indicate that the dam is in real danger. The sensing equipment has detected a movement of five millimeters of settlement and lateral movement.
Baghdad has given a $300 million contract to an Italian firm to introduce new grouting technology. This is akin to putting a Band-Aid on a gunshot wound and pretending that everything is going to be all right. Further, the next two months are the most critical as snow starts to melt and reservoirs start to fill. The contract given out will not be implemented in time to avert a disaster this flood season(again with the language of inevitability?) The Iraqi government is also trying to make space in the reservoir by letting one of the floodgates open (the other one has been out of commission since 2014) and directing water toward Lake Thartha
 The article from April 19th is written as if Mosul Dam will fail! 

Now we get to water consolidation, Quandil Mountain range and Kurdistan/Israel 2.0 meet

"There is, however, a solution that is not only cheaper but may become the basis of new cooperation between the Iraqi government, the Kurds, and Turkey; save the historic Turkish city of Hasankeyf; and deliver more water to the struggling marshes of southern Iraq. There are a number of steps to this alternative proposition.
First, instead of investing the estimated $3 billion needed to repair the Mosul Dam – money that Iraq can hardly afford today given the budget deficit – resources could be directed toward storing water in the mountainous regions of Turkey (who controls the mountainous regions of Turkey?) and decommissioning the Mosul Dam.
Currently the Turkish government is in the last stages of completing the Ilisu Dam, but the growing Kurdish rebellion and the worsening security situation in the area is impeding construction. As well, there is controversy over the possible inundation of Hasankeyf, a potential World Heritage Site.

Iraq, under this proposal, would pay Turkey to store water for its use. Storage in Turkey’s higher elevations, with narrow and deep valleys, would significantly reduce the surface area available for evaporation compared to the Mosul Dam, which would in turn make more water available downstream. Iraq would pay the leasing fees with oil and gas exports, thus securing a market for its increasing hydrocarbon production.

Further, to subsidize the deal, UNESCO could pay part of the leasing fees to ensure Ilisu Dam waters do not reach a level that would threaten Hasankeyf. The United States could also consider subsidizing the deal to reduce tensions in the area and help Iraq avert a humanitarian disaster from the breaching of the Mosul Dam.
Illisu Dam is being built in southeastern Turkey

If all this water storage (in the mountains) and control of all dams discussed (Badush/Mosul dam along with the Illisu dam) was to take place in a unified Kurdish state- My oh my the water & energy resources, electricity and oil, that would fatten the coffers of Kurdistan, while impoverishing those all around..... Making the problem of leasing fees for water storage etc, non-problems>

 Tangled webs, duplicitous behaviour, treachery... etc

In closing, it does appear that Mosul Dam can be done away with if Badush has been built. In a spectacular fashion if need be?  Used as a weapon of ethnic cleansing. Ethnic cleansing is people displacement/eradication from the land. Ethnic cleansing along with disappearing of entire villages often happens when a dam is built and put into service. If Mosul Dam breaks and Badush comes into service it would clear a vast area of a whole bunch of pesky uncooperative Arab Iraqis- Very beneficial to the newest Israel loved/NATO created terror state of Kurdistan aka Israel 2.0

Take a look at Google Earth- Badush Dam (What your allowed to see, that is???) That Dam looks as if it's might just be completed and waiting for water diversion and a whole lot of smoke and mirrors.






Lastly:

PDF

I fibbed, lastly again!!!

Badoush Dam and Hydropower Project 

 
Country:IRAQ
Location within Country:NORTH IRAQ
Name of Client:Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources
Start date (month/year):04/2008
Completion date (month/year):01/2010
Value of contract($):1,300,000
Total N° of staff-months of the assignment:40
Value of services provided by Consultant($):345,000
Date:14 Oct, 2015

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Israeli hold on Golan ‘null and void,’ UN Security Council says

Two articles reporting this news- Both from Israeli media.
Link  and Link
I detest the UN. Personally speaking. If the Security Council actually made statements as claimed harkening all the way back to 1981, why has Israel occupied Golan for so long?
Isn't it really because the US allows and succors the Israelis? Or perhaps it is that the US is servile to Israel? Whichever the case, I still detest the UN.

Here is the news as reported:

The UN Security Council on Tuesday rejected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s assertion that the annexed Golan Heights would “forever” remain under Israeli control and expressed concern over his statements.
The 15-member council agreed that the status of the Golan, which Israel captured from Syria in 1967, “remains unchanged,” said Chinese Ambassador Liu Jieyi, who holds this month’s council presidency.
Liu recalled a 1981 resolution which states that Israel’s “decision to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights was null and void and without any international legal effect.”
 Danny Danon, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, denounced the Security Council for discussing an issue that “completely ignores the reality in the Middle East.”
 “It’s unfortunate that interested parties are attempting to use the council for unfair criticism of Israel,” the ambassador added.

Did Danny Danon stamp his feet afterwards?
 Council members expressed their deep concern over recent Israeli statements about the Golan, and stressed that the status of the Golan remains unchanged,” China’s U.N. Ambassador Liu Jieyi, president of the 15-nation Security Council this month, told reporters after a closed-door meeting.
He added that council resolution 497 of 1981 made clear that Israel’s decision at the time to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration in the Golan was “null and void and without international legal effect.”
Council statements are adopted by consensus, which means all its members, including Israel’s ally the United States, backed it.
Israel’s annexation of the Golan has not won international recognition.
Past U.S.-backed Israeli-Syrian peace efforts were predicated on a return of the Golan, where some 23,000 Israelis now live alongside roughly the same number of Druse Arabs loyal to Damascus.
Liu said the council supported a negotiated arrangement to settle the issue of the Golan.

No negotiated settlement- Golan back to Syria. And NATO out of Syria!!!
Though I should add, the so called Syrian Rebels aka Terrorists( special forces, mercenaries, kurds) have stated repeatedly they would negotiate with Israel to gift them Golan. So clearly the agenda necessary to benefit Israel is the balkanization of Syria with a weak central government, not Assad. Of course that just happens to be the plan, with the Kurd terrorists already declaring defacto independence and immediately reaching out to Israel.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Think Tanks, Oligarchs and NGO's: Destroying Humanity, Society and More

 Jay Dyer @ Jay's Analysis  with Patrick Henningson @ 21st Century Wire

 "Patrick Henningsen of 21st Century Wire invited me on the Sunday Wire to discuss the steering and planning committees of the global order, and in particular the Atlanticist establishment. We cover the fake humanitarian agenda, organizational cover, how RAND shaped the new world, as well as the green/climate scam. From there, we cover the 28 pages of the 9/11 report as a red herring distraction and how Trump and the political theatre is shaping up. A killer interview you must hear!"
Indeed, a killer interview!


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Egypt: US Removes Sinai Troops & Israeli Fighter Jet Intercepts Egyptian Passenger Plane

Two news items that caught my eye:

Israeli fighter jets intercept EgyptAir passenger plane



 CAIRO: Egypt’s Ministry of Aviation announced in a statement Saturday that an Egyptian passenger plane was intercepted by Israeli fighter jets and escorted to Ben-Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv.
Air Saini’s flight number 214 was escorted by the Israeli jets due to “Cypriot air traffic controllers’ delay in sending the data of the Egyptian plane to the Israeli authorities,” according to the statement.
Yedioth Ahronoth has reported that the Egyptian plane was escorted by the Israeli Air forces as the pilots “failed to identify themselves and their flight upon entering Israeli airspace.”
The newspaper added that Egyptian Coptic Christians heading to Jerusalem to perform Pilgrimage were on board of the intercepted plane.
Curious.

And just as ISIS ramps up attacks in the Sinai- the US moves troops?

Pentagon moves 100 troops from camp in Sinai as Islamists ramp up attacks

I guess those American soldiers aren't as brave as we're all led to believe? 
Or is the US opening the door for Israel to take Egyptian territory?

 The Pentagon has shifted more than 100 US soldiers from a desert camp near the Egypt-Israeli border in the Sinai Peninsula after a barrage of attacks by militants linked to Islamic State.

 The US troops, part of a peacekeeping force that helps maintain the 1979 treaty between Egypt and Israel, were transferred about 480 kilometres south to a more secure area.
 Sinai Province, a militant group that last year declared allegiance to Islamic State, has carried out multiple attacks on military outposts in the northern Sinai. Its fighters have killed dozens of Egyptian soldiers, including eight this month when militants fired a rocket at their armoured vehicle.
All  news reports are quite clear that it is the Egyptian soldiers being targeted and killed.
And yet the Americans move 480 kilometres away....
The recent attacks were among the topics that General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed on Saturday in a closed-door meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Heliopolis, a Cairo suburb.
Any major change in the peacekeeping force must be approved by all signatories to the accord, which followed the wars between Egypt and Israel in 1967 and 1973.

It's been a busy 24 hours- So much to keep an eye on. Too much for one person, that's for sure!

Qamishili: Contradictory Narratives

ISIS Smuggles Priceless Artifacts to Israel and Into Europe

2007: Iraqi Mosul Dam Seen In Danger of Collapsing

 Hoping to have Part 2 of  Gearing up for the Annexation of Mosul. Destroying Iraq & Maybe Mosul Dam too!  done for tomorrow

Qamishili: Contradictory Narratives

So much for Kurdish and Reuters news stories that Kurds are getting the territory in Qamishili.
More of the usual contradictory claims- Obviously, my view is that the PKK backed terrorists group YPG have NO claim on Syrian territory.

Reuters:  Pay attention to the words/language employed as SOHR presents the Kurdish side on the story, only.

"A copy of the truce agreement seen by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said "each side will keep the territory under its control". Kurdish authorities and media said this meant territory taken from government control would not be returned"

SOHR claims they saw a copy of the truce agreement? So we should take their fake authority at face value??? I laugh!  A truce agreement made up by the PKK backed terrorists that annexed Syrian territory? Is it a real, valid and legitimate agreement? I don't know. Why should I take SOHR's word that it is? And why does Reuters report on it as if it's legitimate?

SOHR's selective quoting from the alleged agreement"

The agreement said that employees of the Syrian state must not be threatened, deprived of their salaries or recruited into joining "local protection units that belong to the regime".

 "local protection units that belong to the regime"

Yup that's it! That's the only section that was allegedly quoted verbatim as reported by Reuters via SOHR.

Above news reporting is not credible. At all.

Syria Kurds meet regime officials for second day of talks 

QAMISHLI (Syria) - Syrian regime officials and Kurdish representatives were to meet on Saturday for a second day of talks on ending deadly clashes in the northeastern city of Qamishli, a senior security source said.
A truce agreed on Friday held through the night, a correspondent reported, and no gunfire was heard in the mainly Kurdish city, where control is split between Kurdish militia and the Syrian army and its allies.
The army and the Kurds have coordinated on security in Hasakeh province against Islamic State jihadists, but tensions have built up between the sometimes rival authorities.
The fighting in Qamishli began on Wednesday with a scuffle at a checkpoint and was a rare outbreak of violence between the two sides.
According to the Kurdish security forces, the three days of fighting have left 17 civilians, 10 Kurdish fighters, and 31 troops and allied militiamen dead.
Government officials and Kurdish representatives met at Qamishli's army-controlled airport on Friday and agreed to observe a truce until a lasting settlement to the dispute is reached.
"There will be a new meeting today (Saturday) at Qamishli airport," a senior security source in Damascus said.
"They will discuss several points, including an exchange of fighters held by each side and the Kurds handing back control of the neighbourhoods they took from the regime," the source said.
On Saturday morning, there were fewer fighters from either side on the streets. Even checkpoints that had been erected during the fighting had been taken down overnight.
The army and its militia ally, the National Defence Forces, control Qamishli airport and parts of the city, as well as parts of the provincial capital Hasakeh to the south.
Nearly all of the rest of the province is controlled by the People's Protection Units (YPG), who have declared an autonomous region across the mainly Kurdish northern areas they control.
The YPG is regarded by the Pentagon as the most effective fighting force on the ground in Syria against ISIS.
Washington has defied angry complaints from NATO ally Ankara to provide military support to the Kurdish militia, which Turkish officials regard as an arm of the outlawed rebel Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
 Certainly more facts are needed.

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ISIS Smuggles Priceless Artifacts to Israel and Into Europe

2007: Iraqi Mosul Dam Seen In Danger of Collapsing

Saturday, April 23, 2016

ISIS Smuggles Priceless Artifacts to Israel and Into Europe

The video released on Friday by the Arabic section of Sputnik news agency and taken by one of Mosul's residents showed how the ISIL dug the tunnel near the walls of the ancient city of Nineveh to take the antiquities out of the region.

- Tunnel- Still from Sputnik video
 Video at Link

 
The eyewitness who took the footages of the tunnel said that the ISIL smuggles the ancient artefacts every day, adding that the tunnel is equipped with electrical lamps using a generator.
Also, Amer Abdullah al-Jomaili, a professor at Mosul's university, revealed that 25 pieces of the antiquities have already been smuggled to Israel via Turkey and the rest are being sold in the European auctions.
The city of Nineveh was mentioned in the Bible, dates to the 7th century BC, and was once the largest city in the world.
Earlier reports also said that the ISIL terrorist group has destroyed a 2,000-year-old gate near the Iraqi city of Mosul.
The structure is known as the Gate of God, and used to guard the ancient Assyrian city Nineveh, a British archaeological studies institute in Iraq reported earlier this month.
The destruction of the ancient structure, also called the Mashqi Gate, has been confirmed by the British Institute for the Study of Iraq, and the Antiquities Department in Baghdad hasn’t denied the demolition.
The terrorists demolished the 2,000-year-old gate using military equipment, activists in Mosul said.
Media activist Zuheir Mousilly added that ISIL have destroyed many of Iraqi historic sites and monuments, including the Assyrian city of Nimrud, the Winged Bulls, and the Mosul National Museum.
As for the gate, other reports suggested that the ISIL terrorists were dismantling it and selling separate blocks.
 Personally speaking, smart money is on these ancient pieces of history being dismantled and smuggled out to Israel- Foolish money and  foolish people, believe foolish narratives of ISIS destroying these priceless treasures

hattip anonymous commenter! 


Turkey’s Gaziantep is main ISIS trade hub of antiques hauled in Syria & Iraq – Russian UN envoy 

"The Turkish city of Gaziantep is the trade hub used by Islamic State to sell objects of cultural heritage, stolen from Syria and Iraq. In an official letter to UN Russian envoy Vitaly Churkin outlined how the valuables are being transported and sold.
“Antiquities from Syria and Iraq are exported by the extremists mostly through the territory of Turkey. The main center for the smuggling of cultural heritage items is the Turkish city of Gaziantep, where the stolen goods are sold at illegal auctions and then through a network of antique shops and at the local market" 


So, "ISIS" is smuggling stolen antiquities "through the territory of Turkey" That's specific language folks- Churkin is not saying the Turkish government is involved, or is aware, or is participating or is profiting he is stating these stolen goods are being smuggled through Turkish territory. Who is doing the smuggling??? 
 Smuggled artifacts (jewelry, coins, etc.) then arrive in the Turkish cities of Izmir, Mersin and Antalya, where representatives of international criminal groups produce fake documents on the origin of the antiquities.” 
Well the Kurds are extraordinary smugglers. Oil. People. Drugs. They have the ability. The networks and the contacts.  Three Cheers for the PKK? And the Kurds are beloved by Israel!

Of course YPG is providing the "evidence" to frame ISIS- That makes me laugh and laugh!  I'm going to roll around on the floor and laugh that's how absurd it is to think of YPG presenting evidence against ISIS. Talk about your narrative creation!! Your perception managed- Always!

Anywhoo... this smuggling of priceless antiquities of Assyrian history brought to mind the post from earlier this week.....


*"Arch of Triumph" Destroyed by ISIS, Recreated (in Under 6 months) And On Tour

And reminded me of two older posts concerning Kurdish/ Israeli overlapping interest in erasing the Assyrians from the history books:

*May 27/2015:  Ramadi to Palmyra: KurdISHIS/Israeli collusion- Stealing Assyrian history

The above post specifically talks about the fall of Palmyra- We recently witnessed the unveiling of the Arch of Triumph, just days in ago, in London. The same Arch that was allegedly destroyed by ISIS in Palmyra.

 
*April 14 2015 : Kurds Fully Participate in Generational Assyrian/ Armenian Christian Genocides

Real life trumps fiction any day!

2007: Iraqi Mosul Dam Seen In Danger of Collapsing

Washington Post 2007
AT THE MOSUL DAM, Iraq -- The largest dam in Iraq is in serious danger of an imminent collapse that could unleash a trillion-gallon wave of water, possibly killing thousands of people and flooding two of the largest cities in the country, according to new assessments by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other U.S. officials.
Even in a country gripped by daily bloodshed, the possibility of a catastrophic failure of the Mosul Dam has alarmed American officials, who have concluded that it could lead to as many as 500,000 civilian deaths by drowning Mosul under 65 feet of water and parts of Baghdad under 15 feet, said Abdulkhalik Thanoon Ayoub, the dam manager. "The Mosul dam is judged to have an unacceptable annual failure probability," in the dry wording of an Army Corps of Engineers draft report.
At the same time, a U.S. reconstruction project to help shore up the dam in northern Iraq has been marred by incompetence and mismanagement, according to Iraqi officials and a report by a U.S. oversight agency to be released Tuesday. The reconstruction project, worth at least $27 million, was not intended to be a permanent solution to the dam's deficiencies.
"In terms of internal erosion potential of the foundation, Mosul Dam is the most dangerous dam in the world," the Army Corps concluded in September 2006, according to the report to be released Tuesday. "If a small problem [at] Mosul Dam occurs, failure is likely."
The effort to prevent a failure of the dam has been complicated by behind-the-scenes wrangling between Iraqi and U.S. officials over the severity of the problem and how much money should be allocated to fix it. The Army Corps has recommended building a second dam downstream as a fail-safe measure, but Iraqi officials have rejected the proposal, arguing that it is unnecessary and too expensive.
The debate has taken place largely out of public view because both Iraqi and U.S. Embassy officials have refused to discuss the details of safety studies -- commissioned by the U.S. government for at least $6 million -- so as not to frighten Iraqi citizens. Portions of the draft report were read to The Washington Post by an Army Corps official who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter. The Post also reviewed an Army Corps PowerPoint presentation on the dam.
"The Army Corps of Engineers determined that the dam presented unacceptable risks," U.S. Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker and Gen. David H. Petraeus, the U.S. commander in Iraq, wrote in a May 3 letter to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. "Assuming a worst-case scenario, an instantaneous failure of Mosul Dam filled to its maximum operating level could result in a flood wave 20 meters deep at the City of Mosul, which would result in a significant loss of life and property."
Sitting in a picturesque valley 45 miles along the Tigris River north of Mosul, the earthen dam has one fundamental problem: It was built on top of gypsum, which dissolves when it comes into contact with water.
Almost immediately after the dam was completed in the early 1980s, engineers began injecting the dam with grout, a liquefied mixture of cement and other additives. More than 50,000 tons of material have been pumped into the dam since then in a continual effort to prevent the structure, which can hold up to 3 trillion gallons of water, from collapsing.
After the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, American officials began to study risks posed by the dam, which they said were underestimated by Iraqis.
"Iraqi government believes dam is safe," concluded a 32-page PowerPoint presentation prepared by the Army Corps and dated December 2006.
On a tour of the dam on a recent blistering afternoon, Ayoub, the manager, contended that the dam was safe but acknowledged the unusual problems with it.
Seepage from the dam funnels into a gushing stream of water that engineers monitor to determine the severity of the leakage. Twenty-four clanging machines churn 24 hours a day to pump grout deep into the dam's base. And sinkholes form periodically as the gypsum dissolves beneath the structure.
"You cannot find any other dam in the world like this," said Ayoub, a mustachioed man in a dark business suit who has worked at the dam since 1983 and has managed it since 1989.
About two years ago, Ayoub became concerned that the pressure of the water was putting the dam at risk of failure. So he ordered that the dam's water level, which can reach 330 meters above sea level, not exceed 319 meters.
But reports prepared by the Army Corps of Engineers began to raise new alarms.
"Mosul Dam is 'unsafe' in any definition," the PowerPoint presentation said. It added: "Condition continually degrading" and "Failure mode is credible." Under a section labeled "Consequences of Failure," it says: "Mass civilian fatalities."
Ayoub said U.S. officials spoke in person about the dam in even more apocalyptic terms. "They went to the Ministry of Water Resources and told them that the dam could collapse any day," he said.
The report so alarmed the governor of Nineveh province, where the dam is located, that he asked that it be drained of all water immediately, Ayoub said.
Ayoub said he agrees that the most catastrophic collapse of the dam could kill 500,000 people, but he said U.S. officials have not convinced him that the structure is at high risk of collapse. "The Americans may very well be right about the danger," Ayoub said. "I think it is safe enough that my office is in the flood plain."
In an interview Monday night, Abdul Latif Rashid, Iraq's minister of water resources, said that he believed the safety situation was not critical and that he was more inclined to trust his engineers than American reports.
"Is the dam going to collapse tomorrow?" Rashid said. "I can't tell you that. Let us hope that we avoid a disaster and focus now on a solution."
The Army Corps has recommended that a partially constructed dam at Badush, which lies between Mosul Dam and the city, be finished as a stopgap measure in case Mosul Dam collapses.
But Salar Bakir Sami, director general of planning and development at the Water Resources Ministry, said Iraqi government officials do not think it is necessary to spend the estimated $10 billion for such a project. Instead, he said, the ministry planned to spend $300 million to construct a smaller version of the Badush dam that would generate electricity and provide irrigation, but not serve as a safety valve in case Mosul Dam breaks.
 The above post will serve as necessary background for the soon to be published Part 2 of "Gearing up for the Annexation of Mosul. Destroying Iraq & Maybe Mosul Dam too!"

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Gearing up for the Annexation of Mosul. Destroying Iraq & Maybe Mosul Dam too!

Oh, did I say the annexation of Mosul?  Why yes, yes I did clearly say “Gearing up for the annexation of Mosul”. Complete with ethnic cleansing. As the US led NATO terror organization continues on with Sykes Picot 2-  

Posted April 23/2016 for additional background: 2007: Iraqi Mosul Dam Seen In Danger of Collapsing

Posted April 27/2016 long overdue-Annexing Mosul, Destroying Iraq & Collapsing Mosul Dam (Making way for Badush): Part 2


Think of Condeleeza Rice: "What we're seeing here, in a sense, is the growing -- the birth pangs of a new Middle East"

Was realizing how the taking of Mosul will bring this most recent NATO episode in Iraq full circle and signal the final blow to Iraq-  Using the Fall of Mosul to ISIS in 2014 as the starting point- June 11/2014 The fall of Mosul. Who benefits and who does not. Updated!

Nearly two years ago I opened that post with these thoughts:
 " So, I'm reading on the events in Iraq this morning. The fall of Mosul. Yes, the fall of Mosul! Why? Why now? How? Mosul, Iraq. Bordered by the Tigris, located between Turkey, Iran and of course Syria. So, a good location if one is planning to attack or further destabilize several nations. Oil rich. Always a benefit. Always a concern to those who wish to control resources globally- NATO. Be aware or beware, we're going long and while ambling through the brambles we will meet up with a familiar face.
Who benefits?- US, Israel, NATO Who does not benefit?- Syria, Iraq, Iran"
Of course I wrote a lengthy post, after the shocking news that Mosul had swiftly fallen to ISIS.
And the comments are interesting too!!

Now onto the Latest! 

Link
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is greeted by 7th Fleet Commander Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin on the USS Blue Ridge on April 11, 2016.

Secretary of Defence Ash Carter and I quote..”U.S. military support for the defeat of the Islamic State in Mosul continues with the goal of "accelerating the military campaign as fast as we can," Carter said. "There's no pressure that some of it [the U.S. plan] is dependent upon political cohesion and progress in Baghdad."
"The U.S. plan to accelerate the campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq is not dependent upon whether Iraq can achieve political unity, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Monday.
Since political cohesion and a unified Iraq is NOT the goal, it would naturally not be a consideration for the push on Mosul.

The provision of weapons to PKK to strike Mosul- 

Cause the Kurds who we're told just want freedom in Turkey need to participate in taking Mosul, right? Of course! Which is why the US has provided heavy weapons to the PKK in advance of this impending onslaught. Because the fighters mentioned below in Christian Today are not Barzani Kurds.


Christians volunteers, who have joined the Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, take part in a training session by coalition forces in a training camp in Duhok province, (governate) Iraq on March 16, 2016.

These Peshmerga are NOT KRG affiliated- Dokuk governate
  Dohuk Governorate is mainly inhabited by Kurds and Assyrians.
Recall? PKK Occupy 3 Assyrian Iraqi Villages- Turks to Mosul and more
Dohuk Governorate is divided into seven Districts, four of which are officially part of Kurdistan Region, while three others are under de facto control of the Kurdistan Regional Government:
This is PKK territory

It's important you understand that the US is arming and training PKK in Northern Iraq in order to take Mosul. That is to take Mosul from Iraq. Despite all the previous ballyhooing about Turkey allegedly invading Mosul?? 
Flashback-  Over 48 hours later- Mosul Still in Iraq. And no "Sunnistan" on the Horizon?
 Unless Sunnistan is a reference to Kurdistan aka the Second Israel? Because Kurds are largely Sunni Muslims- It's a good mind virus to spread around though ?
Especially to demonize Turkey!
"The United States has started arming Kurdish Peshmerga forces with two army brigades' worth of equipment as part of preparations for a looming U.S.-led coalition offensive to regain Mosul from the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group, according to news reports.

The U.S. government has sent armoured personnel carriers, mortars and anti-tank weapons to the Kurds, UPI reports.

The U.S. also donated personal military equipment including helmets, body armour vests, anti-chemical protection equipment, medical equipment and M16 rifles, the report says"
Why the PKK is so interested in Mosul
Why are Turkey’s kurdish terrorists so interesting in taking Mosul?
You know Mosul, the city IN Iraq? Of course my readers know why :)

From Al Monitor
“Why is an organization based in Turkey, whose main area of interest is Turkey's Kurdish regions, so interested in Mosul, a center of Arab nationalism? Likewise, why does the PKK want a role in the Mosul operation when it is engaged in a new phase of clashes in Turkey?”
Two very good questions- Readers here came to understand the answer- last year.
Kurdistan aka “Second Israel”- Ethnic Cleansing the Indigenous of the Middle East
But so many people haven't faced that reality as of yet. The author of the al monitor article gives a couple of reasons- Skirting around that which has only been openly named at a couple of sites-
Here, by yours truly and at Willyloman-American Everyman  
That said his facets still equal Kurdistan as desired by Israel

“This issue has two facets"
 First is the international politics angle. The PKK is trying to erase Turkey’s frequently voiced allegation that it is a 'terror organization,' which is an image accepted by the United States and the European Union,” Alkis told Al-Monitor. “It  (PKK) wants to establish relations with those countries and acquire legitimacy in international politics. The second aspect is its (PKK) wish to become an actor in Middle East dynamics. If it (PKK) can get IS out of Mosul, it will achieve that legitimacy and find itself in good standing in regional politics.”
The PKK wants to erase it's terror organization status?
The PKK wants to 'acquire legitimacy in international politics- terrorists achieving legitimacy in international politics? (sounds like Israel)
The PKK wants to become an actor in Middle East dynamics?- by nation building of course

“The PKK is trying to find a niche for itself by aligning its actions with regional actors. It wants to find a place between Iran, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. This is also an issue between the PKK and [Massoud Barzani's] Kurdish Democratic Party [KDP]. The KDP has set up a de facto country. The PKK wants to get ahead of the KDP by becoming a party in Mosul. Indeed, global forces see the Kurds as a regional actor and this sometimes leads to angry competition between the Kurds of the PKK and the KDP,” he added.
I've told readers here about this competition between KDP and PKK...
Recall? October 29/15 PKK Challenges Barazani in Iraq- One ring to rule them all?
Ending with:
"It appears that the PKK is the 'unifying' force amongst the Kurds- I didn't say the agreed upon unifying force- Rather, the unifying FORCE, needed by NATO to create a Kurdish 'state'Whether or not the Kurdish population itself really wants one" 
Al Monitor continued
"The PKK joined the regional Kurdish forces and sent a 500-strong unit from its base in the Qandil Mountains to Sinjar. The PKK leadership announced that it would withdraw forces after liberating Sinjar.
But that is not what happened. After liberating Sinjar from IS, the PKK stayed put. The KRG warned the PKK to leave, but instead the group set up the Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS), composed of Yazidis, and settled in.
Sources close to the PKK say that the organization has boosted its manpower in the area to 5,000 militants. Although this number could not be verified, it is obvious that the PKK is organizing itself.
At first, nobody grasped what the PKK had in mind and why it decided to stay after Sinjar was liberated. Only after rumors of a Mosul operation began did it become clear why the PKK had stayed. The PKK openly voiced its wish to join the operation to liberate Mosul. Although the KRG opposed the idea, the PKK remained firm"
None of that should come as a surprise to any regular reader of this blog:

Flashback! Sinjar: Creating a Crucial Supply Route for KurdIShIS & Annexing Iraqi Territory

Flashback! Mosul: A Strategic Prize in the New Middle East- Destabilizing Turkey Continues

"So what is the PKK's chance of success? Alkis thinks that depends on international support, and that the PKK had to secure the support of global powers. It cannot achieve its dreams only by aligning itself with regional powers.
Erbil-based political analyst Siddik Hasan Sukru says that by creating an area it can control in Mosul, the PKK will be protecting both Sinjar and the Kurdish region in Syria.
-PKK had to secure the support of global powers, which means, they did
-Controlling Mosul means so much  more then protecting Sinjar which is annexed already from Iraq and Rojova
“[The] capture of Mosul will be a guarantee for Rojava [the Kurdish term for western Kurdistan in Syria] and especially Sinjar. As long as IS is in Mosul, it will be a threat to Sinjar, Rojava and the Jazeera canton. The PKK is preoccupied with the Kurds of Turkey and Rojava, but I don’t think their interest in Mosul has anything to do with obtaining legitimacy. This is not their problem. The PKK wants to find its place in the region and become an actor in restructuring of the region. 
PKK to become and actor in restructuring the region- Kurdistan, Sykes Picot 2, balkanzing Syria, Iraq and destabilizing Turkey and Iran. With an eye to redrawing all the borders. How long have I discussed this?
Sukru says although the PKK claims it has the permission of the Iraqi government, it cannot participate in the Mosul operation without the agreement of the United States. “The PKK announced it is ready to join the operation with 4,000 guerrillas. But it can’t do it without the permission of the United States. Then there is Turkey. Turkish forces brought to Bashiqa are not there to fight IS but to block the PKK and its allies. Without US blessing there will be problems between Turkey and the PKK,” he explained.
Recall my suggesting that Turkey sent troups to Bashiqua to impede the PKK and bolster KDP?
Once Mosul is under PKK control the end of Turkey draws ever closer
 The operation is expected to resume any moment but for now it appears to be a local skirmish. The real conflict will be behind the scenes between the Kurds. On the one hand, you have Barzani’s KDP, which doesn’t want the PKK, and Jalal Talabani’s Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, which does. Behind it all is the power game over Mosul between regional powers such as Turkey and Iran. If it can get a role in the operations and control some territory, the winner may well be the PKK because it will then be astride an invaluable corridor between the Qandil Mountains and Syria.

A member of the Kurdish peshmerga forces stands guard at a security point on Mount Bashiqa, overlooking Islamic State-held territories in Mosul, March 7, 2015



This post will have a part 2! 

From earlier today- Don't Miss..

Commonly Used Medicines Tied To Brain Changes, For the Worst!

Commonly Used Medicines Tied To Brain Changes, For the Worst!

Not for the better folks!

So please be sure to keep gulping down all those pharmaceuticals...
When your cognitive function worsens the drug companies can keep making money, treating the symptoms their meds delivered to you! Win/Win for them. (You all know I'm being facetious, right?)

 
And for what it's worth- I practice that which is preached here- Or I wouldn't be preaching it!
Can't even tell you all when it was I last took an aspirin!



Link
Commonly used drugs for problems like colds, allergies, depression, high blood pressure and heart disease have long been linked to cognitive impairment and dementia. Now researchers have some fresh evidence that may help explain the connection.
 The drugs, known as anticholinergics, stop a chemical called acetylcholine from working properly in the nervous system.
 In the new analysis, researchers looked at brain scans and cognitive test results from 451 older adults – including 60 who had been taking anticholinergic drugs for at least a month. The study participants were about 73 years old on average.
 Brain scans of people who used anticholinergic drugs showed lower levels of glucose processing in the brain – an indicator of brain activity – in a region of the brain associated with memory that’s also affected early in the course of Alzheimer’s disease.
In addition, patients who used these medications had reduced brain volume and thickness in some regions linked to cognitive function, the researchers report in JAMA Neurology.
People who used these drugs also scored lower on tests of immediate memory recall and executive function compared to people who weren’t using these drugs, researchers found.
 There are definitely medical benefits to all of the anticholinergic medications we looked at, which could outweigh the cognitive risks,” said lead study author Shannon Risacher of the Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis.
“But if alternative therapies are available that provide effective treatment of these conditions, patients and doctors might want to consider avoiding anticholinergic medications,” Risacher added by email.
 
Still, the study adds to a growing body of evidence connecting anticholinergic medicines to cognitive problems later in life and offers new evidence to explain why this link exists, Koyama added.
The findings should encourage doctors and patients to discuss the drugs, and to consider whether the potential risk of cognitive decline merits avoiding or limiting use of these medicines.
Not every patient will arrive at the same answer, however.
“Since the pathology underlying any effect of anticholinergic drugs on cognitive function likely takes years to manifest, if a patient is clearly benefiting from a drug in the short-term, but may not survive in the long term, any cognitive harm from the drug may be inconsequential,” Koyama said.
“On the other hand, a healthier patient particularly concerned about future dementia risk, whether because of family history or other reason, may consider alternative treatments,” Koyama added.



More Info 

Conclusions and Relevance  Higher cumulative anticholinergic use is associated with an increased risk for dementia. Efforts to increase awareness among health care professionals and older adults about this potential medication-related risk are important to minimize anticholinergic use over time.

Where Can I Find A List of Anticholinergic Drugs?

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Kurdish Mullah Protected in Norway- Founder of Ansar al-Islam aka KurdIShIS

I've stated many,  many times that cheering for the Kurdish militias was cheering for ISIS and cheering for terrorists- And I've amply demonstrated the connection, time and time again, including  on April 12/2016 in the post KurdIShIS: Face the Reality/Discard the Perception Managing Fiction So for all the terrorist cheerleaders out there and you all know who you are... 
 Thanks for supporting NATO terrorism. Israeli expansion. Destabilization and Ethnic Cleansing! You've done your masters bidding well. Even though there was ample information available that should have stopped your mindless rah rah rah...


Came across the news story below- Ignoring his attention getting stunt in Norway to focus on very important information. Priority information.

Najmaddin Faraj more popularly known as Mullah Krekar 
Rudaw

This Najmaddin Faraj aka Mullah Krekar is very, very clearly protected under the NATO, global tyranny umbrella

1-He is wanted for terrorism in Italy
2-He is wanted in Iraq, but, Norway won’t deport him
3-He started Ansar al Islam ( a known and recognized Kurdish terror group) in 1994
4- And has been on the UN terror list since 2006
Well, I say... He's in Norway boys, so go and get him! After all it is 2016?


‘The 59-year-old cleric still risks being extradited to Italy to face terror charges there. He is accused of having a hand in planning terrorist activities and is the head of the organization Rawti Shax.”

Krekar was born in Sulaimani in the Kurdistan Region and is the father of four children.

He completed a master’s degree in Islamic studies in Pakistan and moved to Norway in 1991, where he established the Salafist jihadi group Ansar al-Islam in 1994.
Since 2006, Krekar has been on the United Nations’ terror list.

The Norwegian conservative party in 2002 raised the issue of national security and demanded his deportation.

Iraq has demanded his extradition for trial, but that has been denied by Norway, which prohibits the expulsion of an individual without a guarantee against the death penalty or torture.

In 2013, negotiations for Krekar’s deportation to Iraq failed, after Iraqi officials could not promise Norway that the cleric would not face torture or execution after deportation."

Let’s now talk about Ansar al Islam- Council on Foreign Relations From 2008:
Ansar al-Islam (Iraq, Islamists/Kurdish Separatists), Ansar al-Sunnah
Corroborating the Kurdish preacher as creator of the Kurdish Islamist Militant Terror Group.
Ansar al-Islam (Supporters of Islam) is a militant Islamic Kurdish separatist movement seeking to transform Iraq into an Islamic state. Mullah Krekar, also known as Faraj Ahmad Najmuddin, reportedly founded Ansar al-Islam in December 2001 with funding and logistical support from al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden.

The U.S. State Department in 2003 asked a UN Security Council sanctions committee to add Ansar al-Islam to its list of entities and individuals are linked with al-Qaeda (PDF), the Taliban, or Osama bin Laden. Such a move obligates UN member states to freeze the group's assets. It initially operated under the name Jund al-Islam (MEIB) (Soldiers of Islam), but has since dropped the name.

Since the beginning of the war in Iraq, U.S. officials have accused Ansar al-Islam of training and deploying suicide bombers against U.S.-led coalition troops in Iraq. Ansar was named a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) by the U.S. Department of State on March 22, 2004 and is considered an active force in northern and central Iraq today.

The roots of Ansar al-Islam extend back to the mid-1990s. The group consists of Islamist groups that splintered from the Islamic Movement of Kurdistan (IMK) in northern Iraq.

 Ansar al-Islam announced its official inception a few days before the September 11 attacks. One month before, leaders of several Kurdish Islamist groups reportedly visited the al-Qaeda leadership in Afghanistan seeking to create a base for al-Qaeda in northern Iraq (MERIA). In late 2003, Abu Abdullah al-Shafii (a.k.a. Warba Holiri al-Kurdi) reportedly took over leadership of Ansar from Mullah Krekar, who has been in exile in Norway for allegations of terrorism in his home country and links to Ansar al-Islam as the organization's leader.

Mullah Krekar and Ansar al-Islam

Mullah Krekar, who is believed to have started Ansar al-Islam, has been living as a refugee in Norway since the 1990's. Krekar has been accused of financing terrorist organizations within Iraq and sending money to them from Norway. In 2002, his refugee status was revoked because Norwegian officials claimed Krekar had traveled to Iraq and had helped fund and orchestrate various terrorist organizations, which he denied. In 2003, the Norwegian government ordered Krekar to be deported to Iraq, but the order has not been implemented due to the security environment in Iraq. Norwegian law also prohibits the country from exporting a refugee back to a country where the death penalty will be inflicted upon the accused.

In December 2006, the U.S. Treasury Department designated Krekar as an individual who was providing financial support to terrorist organizations, including allegations linking him to Ansar al-Islam, Ansar al-Sunnah and al-Qaeda. The department's press release said the designation "freezes any assets the designees may have under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibits all financial and commercial transactions by any U.S. person with the designees."

On November 7, 2007 the Supreme Court of Norway ruled that Krekar is a threat to Norway's national security, upholding the February 2003 decision by the government to deport him to Iraq. It is still unclear when Krekar will be deported due to Iraq's death penalty laws.

 The emergence of Ansar al-Islam as threat

Ansar al-Islam operates primarily in northern and central Iraq and claims the second largest number of Sunni (Kurdish) jihadist attacks in Iraq after Al-Qaeda in Iraq. The group targets coalition forces, Iraqi government and security forces, and Iraqi political parties. Ansar al-Islam made headlines in September 2001 when it ambushed and killed forty-two PUK fighters. Ansar al-Islam continued to organize small terrorist threats (CSMonitor) in the war era of Iraq, but their major terrorist attack came three years after the occupation in Iraq started. (in sync with the US/UK)  On February 1, 2004, during Eid al-Adha, the Muslim festival that celebrates the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son Ishmael to Allah, the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan were celebrating the holiday in Erbil, Iraq, when suicide bombers entered the PUK and KDP headquarters and killed 109 (MEIB) people, including KDP Deputy Prime Minister Sami Abdul Rahman.
Notice the Kurdish Islamists are more then happy to kill their Kurdish brethren, so called
Which is why I do not believe "Saddam gassed the Kurds". It is much more sensible that fanatical kurdish factions gassed other kurds.
In January 2005 the group assassinated Sheik Mahmoud Finjan (Mahmoud al-Madaeeni), an assistant to senior Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, in the Salman Park area of Baghdad as he was returning from evening prayers.
The transformation into Ansar al-Sunnah
On September 1, 2001, al-Tawhid, Hamas and Soran Forces announced the formation of Jund al-Islam. The group declared jihad (holy war) against secular and other political parties in Iraqi Kurdistan deemed to have deviated from the "true path of Islam," according to a report by the U.S.-based rights monitor Human Rights Watch.
Jund al-Islam, led by al-Shafii, seized control of several villages near Halabja, Iraq in September 2001 and established a local administration governed according to Sharia law. Mullah Krekar formed Ansar al-Islam as a merger of Jund al-Islam and a splinter group of the Islamic Movement in Kurdistan.
 In the area then under its control, Ansar barred women from education and employment, confiscated musical instruments, and banned music both in public and private, banned televisions, and threatened the use of Islamic punishments of amputation, flogging, and stoning (hey that sounds just like ISIS!!!) to death for offenses such as theft, the consumption of alcohol, and adultery, said Human Rights Watch.

As I stated in a previous post:

 "These are the people who raided Iraq & Syria and are now in the process of destroying Turkey. Next will come Iran. The Kurds are Sunni Muslim and many of them are very radical, ardent, one could say fanatical islamists, just like ISIS.  It's all been done in plain site. You just had to have eyes to see it. And be able to sort fact from flights of fancy"