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America, meet the ‘Chaos’ Mattis you never knew

General Mattis checks on one of his wounded warriors. (Wikimedia-Commons)
General Mattis checks on one of his wounded warriors. (Wikimedia-Commons)

“Either the commander of the Fifty-First Mechanized Division is going to surrender his army in the field to me, or he and all his guys are going to die.” – Maj. Gen. James Mattis. 1st Marine Division CG, prior to the invasion of Iraq.

As most of our nation and the world becomes further acquainted with a certain General James N. “Jim” Mattis, USMC (Retired), many are starting to find out that he really isn’t all that thrilled with the “Mad Dog” moniker.  Continue reading America, meet the ‘Chaos’ Mattis you never knew

ISIS executes 25 in nitric acid

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In the course of the ISIS terrorist organization doing their level best to establish a world-wide Islamic caliphate, many have argued that their methods have been barbaric at a minimum, Satanic at a maximum. Case in point: Beheading or burning alive their captives has simply become, as the French would say, just so passé, if now down right gauche.

Proving you can’t spell “terrorist” without “terror,” the jihadists are now dropping their victims in a hug vat filled with nitric acid. As reported by William Watkinson of the International Business Times (UK edition) and also by Sara Malm of the London-based Daily Mail, both on May 19, 2016, word is slowly getting out of the one-third of Iraq that’s still under ISIS control that 25 captured “spies” were dispatched in the highly corrosive acid until their “organs dissolved.”

According to sources, “ISIS terrorist members executed 25 persons in Mosul on charges of spying and collaborating with Iraqi security forces. ISIS members tied each person with a rope and lowered him in the tub, which contains nitric acid, till the victims organs dissolve.”

As noted by both news services, nitric acid is normally used in the manufacture of ammonium nitrate, which then can be used in the production of either fertilizer or explosives. Never known as having an affinity for gardening, it’s plainly obvious as to why the rather bloody Islamic jihadists would maintain a supply of nitric acid on hand. Now, thanks to the likes of ISIS, the corrosive liquid is also used in dispensing death by Shari’a courts against the enemies of the global caliphate.

With the occupied city of Mosul the de facto capital of ISIS Iraq, the city is also home to the ancient Christian population comprised mainly by Chaldean-rite Catholics and the Orthodox Assyrians. As reported also by the IBT on May 18, 2016, a Christian girl from Mosul who suffered third and fourth degree burns throughout her body asked that the ISIS thugs who grievously harmed her be forgiven. The yet to be publicly identified child has since died from her injuries.

Estimated a mere 12-years-old, the child was showering in their Mosul home when unbeknownst to her, her mother was approached by roaming ISIS members who were shaking down the Christians to pay the Jaziya, the extra tax levied on Christians, or face banishment or death. As reported, “They told the family they must leave their home immediately or pay — but when asked for a few seconds to grab the cash the thugs decided to show the limits of their mercy.”

According to human rights advocate, Jacqueline Isaac, “The ISIS foreign fighters were at her door and they told her ‘you have two choices, you are to leave now or you are to pay the Jaziya’. She said ‘I will pay, give me a few seconds my daughter is in the shower.’ They said ‘you don’t have a few seconds’ and they lit the house with a torch from the bathroom the daughter was showering in.”

“As the flames engulfed the building the mother ran to rescue her child from the bathroom but before she could pull her from the flames she had been left with fourth-degree burns.” Isaac added: “The daughter had fourth degree burns and the mother took her daughter, scrambling, doing anything to save her. Rushed her to the hospital and her daughter died in her arms. The last thing her daughter said: ‘Forgive them’.”

ISIS beheads boy for listening to pop music, shoots two more for missing prayers

ISISThe Islamic jihadists of the ISIS terrorist group have made a point of savagely executing helpless victims, often while video cameras capture the moment. After being tried in a Shari’a compliant Islamic court of law, defendants have been sentenced to death for a myriad of crimes: Being Christian; fighting against them; being raped; being an American, Briton, Japanese, etc.

As reported by the Siasat Daily of Hyderabad, India, and also by the Dhaka Tribune of Dhaka, Bangladesh, both on Feb. 20, 2016, 15-year-old boy Ayham Hussein was publicly beheaded in the ISIS occupied Iraqi city of Mosul. According to local reports, the boy was initially arrested by an ISIS militia patrol after he was caught listening to “Western” pop music while he was tending to his father’s grocery store.

Young Ayham isn’t the only one to be put to death recently by the rather sanguine jihadists. As cited by the Dhaka Tribune, the ARA News Service of Kurdistan reports that ISIS has also executed two men after being found guilty of missing mandatory Friday prayers.

As reported, the guilty duo were shot dead outside the offended mosque last Sunday. It’s also reached the West that prior to the execution, a member of the Sharia Court read a statement vowing that the same punishment would be meted out to anyone else who misses the prescribed prayer time.

Assyrian Christian Army commander pays honor to fallen American troops

Commander Youkhana prays for the souls of Americans killed in Iraq.
Commander Youkhana prays for the souls of Americans killed in Iraq.

“We are not here to ask for visas. We don’t want to be refugees… Just help us with military support so we can protect ourselves and protect everybody else.”

With tears welling in his eyes,  Emmanuel Khoshaba Youkhana, commander of the Christian Assyrian Army was barely audible as he and his two chief advisors prayed in the language of Christ while paying their respects at Arlington National Cemetery’s Section 60. That particular area is the section reserved for US troops who paid the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq. Continue reading Assyrian Christian Army commander pays honor to fallen American troops

ISIS feeds starving mother her own 3-year-old son, Yazidis slam Obama’s inaction

15381137476_28aea81940_bFirst came the gunning down of unarmed civilians. Then the videotaped purposefully slow beheadings of Western captives. Just when no one thought the ISIS Islamic jihadists couldn’t sink to any lower depths of depravity, they burned to death a caged Jordanian pilot for all the world to see.

While many thought the terrorists couldn’t be any more barbaric than they already have, they proved the world wrong. As reported by Stoyan Zaimov of the Washington, DC-based Christian Post on Oct. 9, 2015, a captive Yazidi mother was separated from her two children, aged 3 and 5. But it doesn’t end there.

According to Vian Dakhil, one of the two Yazidi members of the Iraqi parliament, after two days of being starved, the woman was finally given a portion of rice and meat. Only after completing her meager meal was the mother told by her ISIS captors that the meat was actually the flesh of her youngest child.

Reportedly, another Yazidi mother was forced to witness her own 9-year-old daughter being raped to death by ISIS members. The parliamentarian also added that as many as 2,200 Yazidi women and girls have been kidnapped by ISIS only to find themselves on the auction block as sex slaves. Dakhil also stated there are at least 420,000 Yazidis are living in refugee camps, “which includes thousands of orphans who have no home.”

With the Yazidi religion being an ancient mixture of tribal folk beliefs, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the Yazidis share their brutal persecution with Iraq’s also ancient Christian minority. While both the Yazidis and Christians have been sheltered and protected by the Kurdish Peshmerga Militia, leaders such as Dakhil have roundly condemned Barack Obama for seemingly making a concerted effort to keep aid from reaching them.

Fox News reported on July 2, 2015, that numerous Arab nations have complained that plans to convince the Obama Administration to directly arm the Kurds have fallen on deaf ears. Speaking on grounds of anonymity, a senior Arab official stated, “If the Americans and the West are not prepared to do anything serious about defeating ISIL, then we will have to find new ways of dealing with the threat. With ISIL making ground all the time we simply cannot afford to wait for Washington to wake up to the enormity of the threat we face.”

As CNN reported on Oct. 6, 2015, hundreds of captive girls have committed suicide rather than face a life of sexual slavery at the hands of ISIS. A Yazidi herself and an ex-member of the Iraqi parliament Ameena Saeed Hasan stated, “I have some pictures of the girls who have committed suicide … when they lose hope for rescue and when ISIS many times sell them and rape them.”

Obama doubles down: Thousands of U.S. troops slated for Iraq

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The man who promised to end United States involvement in what he termed “Bush’s War” has just doubled on the total amount of American combat troops into war torn Iraq. As reported by the Associated Press news service via KABC-TV in Los Angeles, California on Nov. 7, 2014, Barack Obama has authorized an additional 1,500 troops to the 1,600 already in-country.

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ISIS reaches Baghdad suburbs, US troops block the way to BGW Int’l Airport

Operation Iraqi Freedom is the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate IraqÕs weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein.

In their push to completely wipe out the national government of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, terrorist members of the al-Qaeda allied Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Islamic Jihadist organization have made their way to the westernmost suburbs of Baghdad, as reported by CBS News on Oct. 10, 2014. CBS is also reporting that between the furthest advance of the ISIS column and the center of the nation’s capital sits Baghdad International Airport (BGW) where at least 300 American troops assigned as perimeter security, as reported by the McClatchy News Service on June 30, 2014.

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U.S. forces doing lion’s share of fighting against ISIS, ‘allies’ doing minimal

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Derisively chided last month as “The Coalition of the Wilting,” Barack Obama’s much hoped for “broad coalition” in his deployment of American troops to fight ISIS terrorists in both Syria and Iraq may have picked up a few more members, but the heavy lifting is still being done overwhelmingly by the American fighting forces. As reported by the Breitbart.com news portal on Oct. 7, 2014, our European and Arab allies are contributing a mere 10 percent of the airstrikes against the al-Qaeda allied terrorists.

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Obama’s ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ strategy against ISIS

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Twenty centuries ago and beyond, the Romans knew the best way to keep the drooling masses happy – Bread and Circuses. As long as the Great Unwashed had the government slinging freshly baked loaves (or family size bag o’ pork rinds) at them and they were treated to lots and lots of blood and gore, the mouth breathers and knuckle draggers wouldn’t delve into such dangerous activities such as becoming politically aware or civilly active.

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Ex-Secretary of Defense blames Obama for Iraq falling to Islamist Jihadists

IRAQI FREEDOM“Looked upon Team Obama as those who were ‘eager to rid itself of Iraq …'”

Considered by both Republicans and Democrats as one of the most respected men inside the Washington, DC beltway, former Secretary of Defense (SecDef) Leon Panetta has placed the blame on Iraq teetering on the edge of falling to the al-Qaeda allied ISIS terrorist organization directly at the feet of Barack Obama. As reported by The Wall Street Journal and also by the NewsMax.com news portal, both on Oct. 2, 2014, not only in published passages in his forthcoming memoir, “Worthy Fights,” but also in televised interviews, Panetta paints a picture of two separate factions within the Obama Administration prior to the 2011 total and complete withdrawal of American combat troops – Panetta’s camp wanting to leave a residual force – the “President’s team” essentially wanting to leave Iraq in the rear view mirror just as fast as possible.

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‘Moderate’ Syrian rebels sign non-aggression treaty with ISIS

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“I swear to allah we will eat your hearts out …”

To counter the threat of the ISIS terrorist organization, both Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) have advocated American arms, training and the equipment of war be provided to who they describe as the moderate factions involved in the Syrian Civil War, as reported by the Independent Journal Review on Sept. 13, 2014 and also by the Huffington Post on Sept. 12, 2014. However, the breaking news in the Middle East is that the alleged pro-Western alliance known as The Free Syrian Army has entered into a non-aggression pact with ISIS, at least until Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is overthrown.

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Obama’s ‘Coalition of the Wilting’: Four regional powers quietly back out

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“Obama’s coalition is effectively dead shortly after conception…”

Matt Fox of the right-of-center news portal The Daily Surge has picked-up where the Obama Administration left off by designating a catchy title for the “broad coalition” the Commander in Chief promised: The Coalition of the Wilting. Not as snarky, but certainly as hard hitting was CNN also reporting on Sept. 12, 2014 that the much ballyhooed allied effort may sound nice, but of little real war fighting substance.

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Captured and pregnant Yazidi teen begs Americans to bomb, kill her

Iraqi_insurgents_with_guns“Let those jets come to bomb us and save us from this situation by killing all of us.”

On the heels of a myriad of world-wide reports of al-Qaeda allied terrorists capturing, torturing and in many cases killing anyone who even slightly disagrees with them, reports are now leaking out of occupied-Iraq of a pregnant Yazidi woman begging that American warplanes kill her to end her horrific treatment at the hands of jihadist terrorists. As reported by the New York Post on Aug. 18, 2014, and also by The Daily Bhaskar news portal (of Ahmedabad, India) on Aug. 17, 2014, an ISIS sexual war trophy captive woman has begged that U.S. Navy fighter attack jets bomb and kill her rather than continue to live as a prisoner of the terrorists.

As cited by both referenced sources, a pregnant Yazidi teen-aged bride was able to covertly communicate with her husband, and her death wish only gives a hint to the hellish conditions she and other Yazidi teen-ager females face. With her name yet to be released to the general public, the pregnant captive begged of her husband “Let those jets come to bomb us and save us from this situation by killing all of us.” The woman also added that a quick death at the hands of the Americans would be better than a future that consisted of nothing more than to “be forced off with a strange man.”

Held in an ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) prison somewhere in recently conquered Iraqi territory, upwards of 96 captive Yazidi female teens are being held and groomed for sexual slavery. According to reports, ISIS chiefs have bragged of authorizing a Jihad al Niqah (Arabic: جهاد النكاح‎, loosely translated as holy war waged by sexual pleasure), which is supposedly the most extreme form of Islamic holy war. According to the tenets of Jihad al Niqah, jihadists are authorized to take women captives as war prizes for either their own personal use or to sell into slavery for a tidy profit.

War trophy women taken by the Sunni terrorists are given four opportunities to convert. The prisoners are supposedly asked politely twice to convert. If still refusing, captives given a third chance. Refusal on the third go-’round result in a whipping across the buttocks and the back with a heavy leather strap. A fourth refusal results in death, usually by either hanging, stoning or beheading.

The New York Post is also reporting that “Female captives are subjected to degrading conditions, including virginity tests to make sure they are ‘pure’ enough for sale or to be given as a reward to Islamic State fighters, according to the imprisoned, their families, activists and a leaked United Nations report.”

 

ISIS five miles from Baghdad International Airport, closing fast

A handful of American troops between thousands of ISIS forces and the American embassy …

With events happening faster than they can be reported, terrorist fighters are rapidly closing in on Baghdad’s International Airport and its adjoining al-Muthanna Iraqi Air Force base. Both reporting on July 4, 2014, the Israeli news portal The Debka File and alsoCNN (via WCSC CBS of Charleston, SC) cite the al-Qaeda-allied terrorists have broken the military stalemate outside of Fallujah and are now much closer to Baghdad than previously reported.

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White House lays out combat scenarios for troops vowed not going into combat

“The Obama administration would consider engaging ISIL forces if the U.S. believes it can make ‘a positive difference…’”

With the Iraqi National Army running away from ISIS faster than the proverbial scalded dog, Barack Obama has made it clear that he has no intentions of committing the hundreds of additional American troops he’s ordered to Iraq to participate in combat operations. Yet as reported by The Washington Times on July 2, 2014, one of the more senior White House security honchos has been laying out a number of scenarios in which U.S. military personnel would engage in direct contact with the al-Qaeda-allied terrorists.

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Despite promise not to, Obama orders more boots on the ground in Iraq

Despite his personal vow that there would be no American boots on the ground in the wake of the ISIS terrorist army crushing the Iraqi National Army at every turn in recent weeks, Barack Obama has since ordered hundreds of additional members of the Armed Forces into Iraq. As reported by Fox News on July 1, 2014, the government-controlled Voice of America on June 29, 2014, The Military Times newspaper (despite the name is independent of the Pentagon) on June 15, 2014, and CNN on June 13, 2014, since the Obama proclamation, there has been a slow, steady and very quiet increase in the numbers of uniformed personnel in the embattled nation.

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Russia eclipsing America in Middle East, jets arrive in Iraq

“I have become a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions.” — Barack Obama

In reports published by both The New York Times and The Atlantic Wire on June 29, 2014, the Iraqis have grown weary of waiting on a promised delivery of American fighter aircraft.  In what many consider the further waning of the United States as a prime mover and shaker, especially in the Middle East, the Russians are capably filling the void.

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ISIS terrorists 25 miles from Baghdad, line the road with beheaded troops, police

To World War Two-era Marines, Saipan, Tarawa and Peleliu aren’t just names to faraway places on a map, but battlefields that ran red with the blood of their fellow Leathernecks. Today’s Marines feel the same emotion when they hear of Fallujah, Tikrit and Ramadi. As reported on June 13, 2014 by Bloomberg News, The Washington Post and London’s The Daily Mail, as well as separate Washington Post article of Jan. 3, 2014, Iraqi cities and towns where American forces once defeated terrorists have since fallen to the same al-Qaeda-allied jihadists.

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Class dismissed: Suicide bomb teacher accidentally blows himself up, 36 students

In what could possibly be the worst case of premature explosion ever, an al-Qaeda terrorist commander unwittingly detonated the object of the day’s lesson in bomb making, killing and wounded nearly two score of his fellow Islamic jihadists, as reported by The New York Times on Feb. 10, 2014.

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Obama’s ‘JV Team’ has Enough Firepower ‘To Occupy Baghdad’

Sunni, Shia Iraqis join army to fight al-QaedaDespite Barack Obama derisively equating both direct and indirect al-Qaeda affiliates as the Junior Varsity, one of those very same affiliates has enough heavy weaponry to capture the capital city of Iraq, as reported by the Houston Chronicle on Jan. 20, 2014.

In a voluminous interview with The New Yorker magazine, it was pointed out to the Commander-in-Chief that “the flag of Al Qaeda is now flying in Falluja, in Iraq, and among various rebel factions in Syria; Al Qaeda has asserted a presence in parts of Africa, too.”

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Biden Touts Obama Withdrawal from Iraq as ‘Great Achievement’

Marines fight and take Fallujah. Obama gave it away.
Marines fight and take Fallujah. Obama gives it away.

“To find them with their backs against the wall and abandoned …”

As reported by USA Today on Jan. 6, 2014, in the wake of Iraqi’s Anbar province recently falling to al-Qaeda terrorists, American veterans of the hard fought victories have referred to the area as “hallowed” ground, yet Joe Biden recently referred to the withdrawal as one of Barack Obama’s “great achievements” (click here for video).

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Women Marines still aren’t held to the same standard as men

Marines fix bayonets as they prepare to enter into the fray in Fallujah, Iraq.
Marines fix bayonets as they prepare to enter into the fray in Fallujah, Iraq.

Almost completely ignored by the American news media, a very hush-hush blow was delivered to the social engineers in the Obama-controlled Pentagon as the Marine Corps very quietly announced that the scheduled change in physical strength requirements for women would be delayed for at least a year, as reported by the right-of-center Cybercast News Service (CNSNews.com) and the left-of-center National Public Radio news (NPR), both on Dec. 27, 2013.

Never held to task to perform dead hang pull-ups as men are required as part of the Marine Corps PFT (Physical Fitness Test), women were scheduled as of Jan. 1, 2014 to successfully execute three dead hand (no body momentum) pull-ups as part of the three event strength and endurance test.

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