Read the report in the New York Times about American’s “humanitarian” response to the latest civil war in the Mideast. This time taking sides with the good Shittes against some bad Sunni thugs named after an ancient Egyptian pagan goddess. All this as an overflow over a war in Syria over a gas pipeline concession.
“DOHUK, Iraq — The United States launched a series of airstrikes against Sunni militants in northern Iraq on Friday, using Predator drones and Navy F-18 fighter jets to destroy rebel positions around the city of Erbil, the American military said Friday.
The strikes were aimed at halting the advance of militants with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria toward Erbil, the Kurdish capital, which is home to a United States Consulate and thousands of Americans.”
“Thousands of Americans” in town called Gerbil ? Anybody want to guess what thousands of American civilians are doing in Gerbil ? Lutheran missionaries to the good Shittes perhaps ? Scouting locations for Krispy Kremes ? Give up ?
“The action marked the return of the United States to a direct combat role in a country it left in 2011.
The Navy fighters launched from the aircraft carrier George H. W. Bush, which has been deployed in the Arabian Sea.”
The good ole’ George Fracking Bush ! Holy irony ! Bush Cheney lives. Bush bombs ’em and Cheney fracks ’em. Saddle up. Just like old times !
The Times have lots of nifty graphics and bitchin’ videos of high-tech warplanes flaming Shittes (or Sunni’s ?) riding around in Toyota pickups in the desert, and a great 3D map that lays it all out.
But what’s missing from the videos, the reporting and the map ? Exxon ‘s oil fields. Which is what of course this is really all about – The start of the 5th Oil War of the 21st Century. As not reported by the New York Times.
Americans spent hundreds of billions of borrowed dollars and wasted hundreds of thousands of lives to secure the Kurdistan oil fields for Exxon. And when a bunch of loonies show up in with Kalashnikovs, the Iraqi army throw down their arms and run away. Cue the drones and F-16s.
Catch here is that the loons have picked a fight with the Kurds, who actually know how to fight back. . .