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E.M.Smith’s Middle East Program

Russia, Syria, ISIL, IRAQ, IRAN, Saudi, program and popcorn

At US ball games there is an often heard barker refrain: “Program, Program, GET your PROGRAM here! Can’t tell the players without a PROGRAM!”. Somehow I think we need a bigger supply of popcorn and programs to follow the action in the Levant.

Most recently, Russia (nominal historical foe) from whom we get our access to space and rent rides to the space station has started building a forward operating base in Syria and is flying in loads of staff and supplies.

© Sputnik/ Dmitriy Vinogradov
Middle East
10:17 22.07.2015(updated 10:44 22.07.2015

Russia is doing a lot to increase the combat readiness of the Syrian Army to fight ISIL militants, Russia’s Ambassador to Syria Alexander Kinshchak said. According to him, it is in Russia’s interest to support fight against terrorism in Syria.

Smoke rises in the Syrian town of Kobani, as pictured from the Turkish side of the border near Suruc, Sanliurfa province, Turkey, June 27, 2015
© REUTERS/ Stringer
Syrian Prime Minister: US-led Coalition Actions in Syria ‘Unproductive’
DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — Moscow provides sufficient assistance to Syria in the fight against the Islamic State militant group, Russia’s Ambassador to Syria said.

“I think that we are anyway doing a lot to raise the level of combat readiness of the Syrian Army. In particular, we sometimes help [them] with advice when it is necessary,” Alexander Kinshchak told RIA Novosti in an interview.

It is in Russia’s interest to support Syria in the fight against terrorism, he added.


ISIL is a Sunni militant group in control of vast territories across Iraq and Syria. The jihadist group is also attempting to branch out to other countries in the region.

The Syrian government has been fighting ISIL jihadists on the ground to curb the group’s advance. A US-led coalition has been conducting airstrikes against ISIL positions in Syria and Iraq. The strikes are being carried out without permission from Damascus.

So first off, we need to remember to sort folks into Sunni vs Shia as that is the basic divide driving conflict between Arab / Muslim States in the region. These folks have been fighting and killing each other for about 1200 years now and show no sign of slowing down.

So Syria (foe) is mostly Sunni as is Saudi Arabia (ally) but the government of Syria is dominated by Alawites who are just like the Shia, only different a little, and are supported by Iran (foe) who IS Shia, mostly.

Now Obama (Dad was Shia) and Kerry just made a great “Nuclear Deal” with Iran (foe) letting them get $100 Billion+ to fund more Radical Militant Islam so maybe we’re sort of not seeing them as a foe so much any more though they continue to chant “Death To America” so maybe not so much…

Saudi (ally) was where most of the 9/11 attackers (foe, Sunni) came from. They are attacking Yemen (ally) but not the Government of Yemen (ally) the rebel part (foe) who are funded by Iran (foe). We’ve moved most of our stuff out of the facilities we had in Yemen (ally) so maybe more it’s not so much an ally as a smoking hole in the ground…

Turkey (NATO member, ally) has just let us use an air base there to better bomb ISIL (foe) who used to be ISIS (foe) but then changed from just wanting Syria (the last S) to wanting the whole Levant (that reaches from Lybia (old foe) through Egypt (ally, then foe, now ally, maybe – though they just shot up a dozen tourists and killed a few Mexicans (ally) so maybe not really what we want in a friend…), Israel (ally), Jordan (ally) and on around even to Greece (ally with an empty wallet and begging bowl).

So Turkey (ally) is bombing ISIL (foe) now and also bombing the Kurds (ally) in the PKK (Communists, so sort of foe, but ally to Obama, and fighting ISIL). The PKK Kurds (ally) have also blown up a few things in Turkey (ally) so who knows…

We have a major naval base in Bahrain which is a good ally of ours despite the rulers being Sunni and most of the people Shia and them not liking each other much…

Saudi (ally) is mostly Wahhabi which is a particularly strict form of Sunni, and doesn’t get along well with Shia much (unless they are the masters and overlords as in Bahrain, then they’re OK with that… sort of…) and Saudi has a small minority population of Shia up toward Kuwait (ally) who’s bacon we saved some years back from Iraq (foe) before it was Iraq (defeated) and now Iraq (ally). Even though they don’t like bacon. Or saving it. But then Saudi had a bomb go off up there blowing up a bunch of Shia in a Mosque… but nobody noticed much.

Now Iraq (ally) is more complicated…

It was mostly Sunni in the south and Shia in the north with some scattered Christians (as in Syria) some decades back. Now we have the Government (Shia ally) and the South (ISIL Sunni foe) divided and the Christians are mostly dead though some just got run out. (As in Syria, as was the case in “Christian Lebanon” some decades back). Lebanon (foe) is used as a staging ground for attacks on Israel (ally) now that the Christians are all dead or gone and Iran (foe) is funding things. Jordan (ally) had a pilot BBQed by ISIL (foe) so is pretty much clearly on our side, though only neutral toward Israel (ally) for now and up to their eyeballs in refugees from Syria (foe) and Iraq (officially ally large parts foe).

When ISIL (foe) attacked Iraq (ally after we bombed them enough) some time back in the south, the largely Sunni troops in that area handed them the keys to a few thousand HummVees, some very high tech armored cars and a few of THE BEST tanks in the world ( likely sold to Russia [foe] or China [‘trading partner’ – i.e. subtle foe] by now… to join the stealth helicopter parts Pakistan [reluctant ally] sold them after the Bin Laden raid we did on Pakistan [ally?] but I digress…) and headed out for a light snack and some R&R away from things like actually fighting their Brother Sunni in defense of their nation. Iran (foe) did offer to help the Iraq Government (Shia ally) but we didn’t like that idea… In the end, ISIL has some of THE best military gear on the planet that we could provide, free, to our ally-foes in the region. But what’s a few hundred $Billion among frienemies?

Glad I could clear the up for you…

So, as of now in the bottom of the 7th inning, I think I’ve covered most of the players in the Levant. There are some loose ends, like Libya where the country is divided into two major factions and it is still a race to see if The Muslim Brotherhood (foe) or ISIL (foe) wins, and Egypt, who were our allies before they became our foe but are back to being allies, when they aren’t murdering tourists or each other; maybe. But that’s a bit away from the main action.

Also I’ve not said anything about the flood of Libyan, Syrian, etc. etc. “refugees” invading Europe. Having done such a great job of it with their culture and “Religion of Peace” making their homelands paragons of peace and stability, they now want to escape to Europe; but don’t want to dump the belief systems that had them crapping in their own punch bowls in their own countries. Nope, they just want the good European Lifestyle until they can install Sharia and ‘fix it’…

But ignoring those omissions, I hope this listing of foe and ally has helped make it all clear just who’s on first as our ‘besties’… and who isn’t quite.

;sarc> of course…E.M.Smith

11 responses to “E.M.Smith’s Middle East Program

  1. p.g.sharrow October 12, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    E.M.Smith posted this at his blog and I find it useful in examining the trees in this forest…pg

  2. omanuel October 12, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Thank you, p,g.sharrow, for reviewing the situation at the bottom of the 7th inning.

    As noted on Brittius earlier today, all of the most dogmatic religionists and scientists on both sides shouted, Blasphemy !” when shown experimental evidence the Sun is the creator, and force fields from its pulsar core are the sustainer of every atom and life in the solar system, including those of everyone in the present worldwide conflict:

    Click to access STALINS_SCIENCE.pdf

    May the last inning be an awakening to this reality !

  3. David A October 12, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    One thing is clear, when any group/groups adopts the radical interpretation of Koran and Hadith, there are only losers, as murder those who do not accept your ideology is manifestly a recipe for a never ending blood bath. Short of that, central statist ideas always end up in the same lace, “submit or die” just stated more politely without the religious overtones.

    Much of the world abandoned the centuries of religious bloodshed in the west for a new lady wearing non religious red. The result was the same, many millions dead and massive suffering.

  4. p.g.sharrow October 12, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    @omanuel; you are so right. Some of the strangest beliefs are expounded with Religious fervor, often over the smallest detail. Even people that insist that they do not believe in GOD will do so as if they are discussing religious dogma 😉
    I was once in the clutches of Catholic Nuns teaching school. Brainwashing into their dogma was of primary importance to them, After all it was from the holy father, The POPE and, He spoke for GOD! They were not happy when I, an 8 year old brat, question them about their Proof that GOD had anything to do with their dogma.

    After 50 years of examining all the known facts involved. In my opinion the “Standard Models” of physics and astrophysics just doesn’t hold together.
    Your “Iron Sun” neutron star proposition just fits so much better to the facts then the Hydrogen ball fusion machine model that I was convinced immediately. A couple of years before I had examined how a hydrogen ball could come into existence from the primordial nebula. A star system with a “hydrogen” star and “stony” cored inter planets and gas giant outer ones. Tough to make that work. Now if the star and it’s satellites and their satellites all are formed from the same material in the same manner. All of the laws of physics works correctly and our nearly 5billion year old system is as it should be.
    Neutron decay or the dance of Hydrogen / Neutron is the primary source of our nuclear energy. You can not fuse hydrogen to hydrogen! Hydrogen must convert to Neutron to build Deuterium. GOD does not smash atoms together to make heavier atoms. GOD holds an atom in his fist and pokes a converted hydrogen/neutron into the atoms core. If it properly aligns it’self with the other protons and neutrons, when he opens his fist it is stable, a heaver atomic isotope results . If not, it is unstable and will come apart. A Ferrous cored sun is the only explanation for all the facts known.

    Just too bad that Main Stream Scientists can’t give up their outdated Models.

    Also I want to thank you for your efforts to spread my proposal for a solution to the Muslim problem. It appears that over a hundred visitors looked from 20 countries. A good effort. This is THE most pressing problem for this era. It is time to move toward the solution.

    Prophesies for this time are many as this is a crucial period in the affairs of man. Humans are not allowed out into space as long as the warlords are allowed to reign.
    WE are supposed to receive 2 gifts during this age. The secret of true space propulsion and a clean nuclear power source that passivates unstable isotopes. These can only happen when the old ways of looking at things changes, A New beginning ” Being Lead by a Wise Old man”. or men?
    We must push toward… pg

  5. p.g.sharrow October 12, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    @DavidA; The fervor of True Believers is an awesome thing. They will commit the most gruesome actions in the name of their “gods”. Maybe we need a more ethical dogma such as the one Jesus tried to teach to the Jews of his native Palestine. Too often GEBs capture and bend the Believers for their own purposes…pg

  6. omanuel October 12, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    Warring and dogmatic religionists and scientists are trapped in ego cages, blinded to the reality of a physical world sustained by invisible pulsar force fields (spiritual forces) they had never imagined.

    As Max Planck stated in 1944: “There is no matter as such! All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particles of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together . . . We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter.”

    Max Planck, “The Essence of Matter,” from a speech Dr. Planck presented in Florence, Italy in 1944, entitled “Das Wesen der Materie” (The Essence/Nature/Character of Matter) Quelle: Archiv zur Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Abt. Va, Rep. 11 Planck, Nr. 1797:

    If they awaken to the reality of a benevolent pulsar force that sustains individual atoms and lives, warring and dogmatic religionists and scientists may lay aside their weapons and rejoice in their good fortune to live on a water-covered planet that is 1 AU (one astronomical) from that pulsar.

    Here’s a link to the note published Brittius:

  7. omanuel October 14, 2015 at 6:49 am

    The final inning will be an awakening to the reality that:

    1. Every atom was made in the Sun, and then ejected five billion years (5 Ga) ago in a supernova explosion that birthed the Solar System.

    2. A “conscious and intelligent Mind” that Max Planck realized in 1944 guides invisible force fields from the Sun’s pulsar core to sustain every atom and life in the Solar System now.

    To avoid unnecessary violence and retaliation, it is in the best interest of everyone to find a peaceful resolution to the scientific conflict before the above inevitable conclusion to the drama is reached:

  8. p.g.sharrow October 14, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    @Oliver; I have found learning is a difficult thing for most people and things once learned can not be reprogrammed. That is strange to me, If I discover better understanding, I discard the old and retain the new. Normal people resist change, even when old facts are proven wrong. Lenin said give me someone at 8 years and I will own the adult. That is why indoctrination in our schools begins in the 3rd grade and extends throughout higher education. Socialists began taking over our education system from the start. Way before the communists of the Soviets this mantra was being expounded in the halls of western higher education as the way of the future for their New Man.
    Lenin, Stalin, Mao and Hitler were adherents to this concept. Their excesses were the direct result, justified by their Religious belief in the wonderful future of the Socialist Progressives. Just as soon as they retrain or eliminate those that did not share in their vision. All religious cults teach that their Paradise can only exist if everyone takes part in their delusion.
    The problem of course is human nature. Socialism does not work in large groups of people. The Greedy Lazy Bastards always demand More and feel work is beneath them, They are the big thinkers NOT Laborers. If you don’t have to work to eat, why work. Those of us that work because we need to feel useful, at some point say ENOUGH! I quite! Socialists say You Can not Quit you must feed US, It is the Law! All Socialist Systems Fail, Always! Socialist always consume more wealth then they create or can steal.
    The problem in some fields of science is due to these things and the MONEY that feeds them They are producing the answers That their paymasters demand.
    Many fields require real answers for things that must work, no amount of fudging the facts will work. In other fields religious dogma works, at least for awhile. In physics and climate the lies built on lies are beginning to fray as reality intrudes, their dogma doesn’t work…pg

  9. p.g.sharrow October 14, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    Nostradamus said that in this era,” the Philosophy of More ( Thomas More 7 February 1478 – 6 July 1535) would be thoroughly discredited”. Thomas More created and his concept of Socialism was of great interest in the universities of England
    Socialism was tried in several of the early American colonies, Always failed because too many wanted to be supported but not do the hard work…pg

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