Post From Wealthwatch.world Chat Room 9-2-15
Wealthwatch Evening Chat 9-2-15 Part 1 of 2
Donnie: i heard on the news Iran deal is a done deal with congress.... as if they ever had a choice lol
MichelleL: ‹@Donnie› no one ever had a choice from the moment they voted this p^@%k into the house
Donnie: i guess they had to play their hardball game to make it look good for the American citizens
MichelleL: about anything apparently
BOBBY: The Islamic State's so-called "province" in the Caucasus region has claimed responsibility for its first official attack since it was established earlier this year. In a statement released online — seen above — and translated by the SITE Intelligence Group, the group says "the soldiers of the Caliphate were able to mount an attack on barracks of the Russian army in southern Dagestan, in Magharamakint village."
The raid allegedly "led to the killing and wounding of a number of them." Afterward, "the soldiers of the Caliphate returned to their positions safely and with spoils, and unto Allah is all praise and gratitude," SITE’s translation reads.
The Islamic State announced its Caucasus branch in June, but the jihadists had not claimed responsibility for any attacks since then. In an audio message released June 23, the Islamic State's spokesman, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, accepted the bayat — oath of allegiance — from jihadists who defected from the al-Qaida-linked Islamic Caucasus Emirate.
Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, the "Emir of the Faithful," has "accepted your bayat and has appointed the noble sheikh Abu Muhammad al-Qadarī as Wali [governor] over" the Caucasus, Adnani said at the time.
He continued by calling for all the mujahedeen in the Caucasus "to join" al-Qadari's "caravan and to hear and obey him in everything except sin."
It appears that Qadari is Rustam Asilderov, an ICE leader in Dagestan who defected to the Islamic State late last year. One of Asilderov’s known aliases is similar to "Abu Muhammad al-Qadari," the same name used by Adnani. YouTubeRussian-Chechen fighters in Syria.
Al-Qaida and ICE have tried to stem the tide of defections to the Islamic State, but the loss of three leaders in just more than a year and a half has destabilized ICE's operations and likely contributed to the Islamic State's gains in the region.
Russian forces killed ICE's emir, Magomed Suleimanov, also known as Abu Usman Gimrinsky, in August. Suleimanov was publicly identified as ICE's new leader just weeks earlier. Also k
TxBrand: Haider Al-Abadi @HaiderAlAbadi · 3h3 hours ago asdrna orders to deal with who sold money kidnapping in the capital Baghdad today as been dealing with terrorists. We have issued orders to deal with perpetrators of abductions that have taken place in Baghdad today as we are dealing with terrorists. www.facebook.com/photo.ph...
chattels: DON’T BOTHER WORKING THROUGH BAGHDAD ALEXANDER VELEZ-GREENSEPTEMBER 2, 2015 The United States is fighting a losing battle with Iran for influence over Iraq's national government. U.S. interests would be better served by working directly with Iraq's Kurds and Sunni Arabs.
[06:24:37 PM] chattels: The United States has long relied on its influence in Baghdad to defuse sectarianism in Iraq, fight Sunni extremism, and curb Iran’s regional influence.
But the Iraqi national government has proven to be an unreliable partner in each of these efforts, and America now faces a losing battle against Iran for influence over Iraq’s Shi’a-led central government.
Recognizing this reality may appear tantamount to admitting America’s defeat in Iraq and accepting Iran’s rise to regional hegemony. But this admission is neither a sign of American weakness nor endorsement of Iran’s dominance.
Rather, it is a demonstration of the wisdom required to admit that America’s current ends in Baghdad exceed its means for achieving them. As such, the United States should no longer pursue its aims in Iraq by working primarily through the Iraqi national government.
Working through local allies in Iraq’s provinces — especially the Kurdish Regional Government and key Sunni Arab tribes — offers a far more promising path for achieving U.S. goals in this troubled country. chattels: Read more : warontherocks.com/2015/09...
newbieIQD: I changed my name
chattels: “At this point, I believe that’s the best prospect for long-term success, is a unified multisectarian government in Iraq,” Dunford said.
chattels: Russia is greatest threat to the U.S., says Joint Chiefs chairman nominee Gen. Joseph Dunford
newbieIQD: chattels, are you on skype?
chattels: ‹@newbieIQD› Yes
chattels: As the United States moves away from working exclusively through the government in Baghdad, it should hedge against the possibility that Baghdad will further align itself with Tehran.
To that end, America should begin laying the foundation for lasting relationships with the Kurdish Regional Government and key Sunni tribes. With more American military assistance delivered directly to them, the Kurds and Sunnis can roll back ISIL’s advances in their own territory.
Even more importantly from a foreign policy solvency perspective, if the United States can sustain its relationships with these groups, the Kurdish Regional Government and powerful Iraqi Sunni tribes could eventually become valuable partners for monitoring, and as necessary, challenging Iran’s ambitions throughout the so-called “Shi’a Crescent.” chattels: warontherocks.com/2015/09...
chattels: Baghdad (AIN) –The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi pointed out "There is a campaign to destroy all authorities in Iraq and destroy all achievements in the country," stressing that "We are determined to continue reforms." chattels: en.alliraqnews.com/module...
BOBBY: Chattels. ....... evening....... some interesting news floating around today
chattels: ‹@BOBBY› What caught your eye ? Educate me :)
chattels: ‹@BOBBY› Have you been " off the reservation " reading somewhere else ? :)
newbieIQD: ‹@BOBBY› what up bobby?
chattels: Wife is home - I may be in / out, off / on for awhile
BOBBY: Chattels. .... seems like a ton of internal conflict, more then normal in the news
BOBBY: how are you
chattels: ‹@BOBBY› Much rhetoric it seems to me - waiting for some clear actions myself
chattels: We know very well that there is a big difference between wanting to do something and getting it done.
BOBBY: Chattels.... seems to follow suit..... noise then something major
newbieIQD: I am ok, changed my name abit
newbieIQD: another day in paraside
BOBBY: NewbieIQD...... shaking things up I see lol
newbieIQD: ya need to take things to next step and really figure things out
newbieIQD: why I changed my name, thinking of going to Iraq
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