From the Slabbed foreign policy bureau: Making sense of Syria

Unless you believe our Military is run by a bunch of amateurs which I do not:

Viral Video Claims To Prove US Support Of ISIS In Iraq ~ Tyler Durden Zerohedge

After all, shouldn’t US warplanes have been doing for the past year what Putin’s air force has been busy with in the past 14 days?

One answer, and a rather provocative one as it goes counter to everything that US has publicly claimed, comes courtesy of Hayder al-Khoei, an associate fellow at Chatham House, who notes that “another ‘U.S. supports ISIS’ video is going viral in Iraq.” In the video US “parachutes & supply crates” are seen in the area of Iraq’s Baiji refinery, a site of recurring ISIS incursions and battles. He adds that “Vids like this & others of helos flying above Hashd/ISF positions towards ISIS-held areas reinforce narrative that US supports ISIS in #Iraq.”

When Putin and the Russians set up their operating base in Syria a month or so ago (Zerohedge reported on this well before the US Mainstream Media) my thoughts turned to the Netflix smash hit House of Cards. So while the right wing of the US main stream media paints the conflict as a religious conflict, fermenting hate towards Muslims in general and the left wing of the US Main Stream media shows the bodies of war refugee children washing ashore in Turkey focusing on the humanitarian disaster with both consistently parroting Israeli government propaganda, maybe folks this war is like the last few – over Oil and Natural Gas, specifically the Qatar-Turkey Pipeline that can’t be built without the approval of the Syrian Government, which Assad has steadfastly prevented in favor of one that runs from Iran through Iraq to Damascus Syria. These pipelines have been spun several different ways per my Google searches on this topic which is sure sign of a misinformation campaign but then Wikileaks published the State Department Cable Gate documents showing a US plan to destabilize Syria dating back to 2006 making the news last month in the process.

This war is about where Western Europe will gets its oil and gas. Maybe the US should find ways to extricate itself from the quagmire that is the Middle East instead of going in even deeper.

My sentiments exactly as some of the reasons locals “tolerate” Cruisin’ the Coast come into sharper focus

At least three Biloxi police officers and one Harrison County sheriff’s patrol unit responded to the scene on U.S. 90 at St. John Avenue. Neely was initially stopped for careless driving, Dobbs said, after he did a “burn out” on the road.

“We worry about the potential of people burning out, running into traffic and running into a bunch of people,” Dobbs said. “It also tears up the road. It just blows my mind when other cities allow it. We have zero tolerance for it.”

It blows my mind too as over-oiled cruisers garnering DUIs have now made the news twice over the weekend.

The arrest occurred around 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Police obtained a search warrant to draw Neely’s blood to test for alcohol and drugs.

In addition, Neely received medical treatment for his injuries at Merit Health in Biloxi where he also submitted to a blood test because of a police search warrant.

Neely was booked into the Harrison County jail at 11:43 p.m. Saturday, the Harrison County jail docket says.

Justice Court Judge Albert Fountain set Neely’s total bond at $27,319.

Neely bonded out of jail at 6:46 a.m. Sunday, the docket says.

Bay St Louis Building Official Charles Oliver Mugger
Bay St Louis Building Official Charles Oliver Mugger

However there is a distinction between the two arrests which made the news because in Bay St. Louis there was a multi-car accident with injury that resulted in the DUI arrest.  Maybe Mr. Neely should have complained of chest pains in Biloxi as Wes Muller updated his story on the arrest of Bay St Louis Building Official Charles Oliver: Continue reading “My sentiments exactly as some of the reasons locals “tolerate” Cruisin’ the Coast come into sharper focus”