“Iraq Is A Catastrophe”, Obama May Announce Iraq Airstrikes Imminently, NYT Reports

Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden

Just in case there weren’t enough potential GDP-boosting war hotzones around the world, Obama is now preparing to go back to ground zero, Iraq, where the NYT just reported he is “considering airstrikes or airdrops of food and medicine to address a humanitarian crisis among as many as 40,000 religious minorities in Iraq who have been dying of heat and thirst on a mountain top after death threats from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, administration officials said on Thursday.”

NYT adds that Obama is currently meeting with his national security team (at the White House, not on a golf course) and a decision from Mr. Obama was expected “imminently — this could be a fast-moving train.” The official adds that “there could be a humanitarian catastrophe there.”  

To be sure the possibility of US-launched airstrikes in Iraq is nothing new, and was reported here previously, and in fact Iraq itself requested US airborne assistance before, but conventional wisdom was that Obama would delay until there is a new Iraq government, and the former US puppet, Maliki, stepped down.  “But administration officials said on Thursday that the crisis on Mount Sinjar may be forcing their hand. Some 40 children have already died from the heat and dehydration, according to Unicef, while more than 40,000 people have been sheltering in the bare mountains without food, water or access to supplies.”

How does the NYT know all this?

The administration officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. One official said that any military action would be “limited, specific and achievable,” noting that Mr. Maliki’s political party was supposed to announce a new candidate for prime minister on Thursday, but hadn’t yet.

To be sure, there is no mention that the same ISIS extremists which Obama is about to bomb are getting their weapons either directly from the US, via US assistance to Syrian “rebels” whose armaments end up in the Islamic State, or indirectly, by pillaging cities such as Mosul, where among the spoils were such US trophies as BlackHawk choppers and countless Humvees.

As for ISIS, who as we reported over the weekend have now captured the largest Iraq dam, the only question is whether their retaliation to the third US invasion of Iraq, which will surely be to release the dam flood nearby towns, water and leave Baghdad without a water source, will be worse than or equal to the Russian response to western sanctions, neither of which anyone could have possible predicted.

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The White House’s John Earnest added some more color:




2 thoughts on ““Iraq Is A Catastrophe”, Obama May Announce Iraq Airstrikes Imminently, NYT Reports

  1. “How does the NYT know all this?

    The administration officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.”

    “SHHHHH! It’ll be our little secret…” whispered Uncle NuttyYahoo as he fiddled about behind our backsides again. ISIS=mossad=israel=U.S. And we get to foot the bill in blood and fiat dollars some more.

  2. Both General Wesley Clark and former Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neal, both have testified that the Bush Administration and the American government had prior to 1990, along with the revelation of PNAC, the “Project of the New American Century” made plans and preparations to attack,de-stabilize, and control several Middle East countries, including Syria, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Jordan, and others. The intention, at the behest and influence of MOSSAD and Israeli interests, (re: Jewish Banksters and Israeil) was to confiscate the wealth of these countries, open them up to pipelines bringing their oil into Israel, and to manage their countries in our banksters and corporations interests.

    Saddam Hussain, although he was ruthless with his opposition, absolutely protected the Christians and his country was becoming very profitable and stable. In Libya, most Libyans liked Omar Qaddafi, education and university were free, married couple’s were given places to live, child support and other benefits, he protected the Christian minority. In Syria, Assad, protected the Christian minority and maintained a stable country. But, these countries were going to cut out the international banksters, they were bypassing the international banks, starting to print their own moneys, that was a no-no to the Jewish banksters.

    Now look at the mess we have made and at the same time we have massively depleted our military resources and our countries finances, all according to the Jewish banksters and right in the hand of Russia. Now we talk big and carry a very small stick.

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