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White House ‘deeply concerned’ over reports of renewed ISIS advance against Yazidis

ISIS once again is moving to Mt.Sinjar and the Yazidis according to a Fox news report. The airstrike coalition is being kept busy with many targets, not to mention the Kurds at Kobani. But the issue of the Yazidis are desperate as the group has asked for help. 

Meanwhile, it is apparent that the U.S. is working closely with Kurdish Commanders to save Kobani; below is an update!

White House ‘deeply concerned’ over reports of renewed ISIS advance against Yazidis | Fox News

Kobani increasingly has drawn the resources of the U.S.-led coalition, which has used the amassing of ISIS fighters in the border town as an opportunity to take out large numbers of targets.

The U.S. reportedly is collaborating more closely with Kurdish commanders, though, to save Kobani from falling to Islamic State militants.

The U.S. launched more strikes near Kobani on Tuesday, as well as a dozen strikes in Iraq near the Mosul Dam.

Earlier this week, the U.S.-led coalition also airdropped weapons to Kurdish fighters in the Kobani area. Following claims, though, that one of those bundles ended up in ISIS hands, the Pentagon acknowledged Wednesday this may be the case.

via White House ‘deeply concerned’ over reports of renewed ISIS advance against Yazidis | Fox News.

Kobani, YPG, Syria, and ISS “how the battle goes”

Kobani, YPG, Syria, and ISS “how the battle goes”!

Many factors continue to play, howbeit; it is about guns, bullets, blood, guts, death, and life! It is about many things, but most of all in order to win “you must kill the other guy” and destroy his “army”! In this case a stubborn and bloody ISIS!

Here is the latest media release from the YPG!

Pentagon: 1 weapons bundle seized by militants – Middle East – Stripes

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is confirming that Islamic State group militants were able to seize one of the 28 bundles of weapons and medical supplies dropped to Kurdish forces on Monday.

Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, says that two of the bundles went astray. One was destroyed by the U.S. The other fell into enemy hands and included small weapons, hand grenades, medical supplies and ammunition. Warren said it appears the wind caused the parachute to go off course.

He says the weapons in the bundle are not enough to give the enemy any type of advantage.

Activists said Tuesday the weapons were seized by the extremist fighters. A video uploaded by a media group loyal to IS militants showed the extremists with the pallet of weapons and other materials.

via Pentagon: 1 weapons bundle seized by militants – Middle East – Stripes.

Syria Kurds, Kobani, ISIS, and Screwy Alex Jones theories

» Syria Kurds weather ISIS assault as they await Iraq help

» Syria Kurds weather ISIS assault as they await Iraq help.  In the mix of the fight politics always will come up. People like Alex jones at Infowars and even Russia Today speak of the fact that both the USA and Turkey among other’s see the Kurds as Terrorists. Yet, on the ground they are the only troops going against ISIS. While America even pushes Turkey, under Obama’s direction; the truth of the former Terrorist label is waning.  People all have opinions and Alex and his media have theirs as does Russia Today. Turkey’s Erdogan had problems with America pushing him to open borders. Yet Erdogan is moving to help. Howbeit he has drug his proverbial feet; he has allowed help. America has dropped aid and the Kurds also have more ammo and help on the ground including Christian Arabs and waiting for more; which may have arrived at this writing.

However ISIS has lot’s of men and can simply wait and hit as they want too! It is true, the Kurds are up against it, but in fact have won major battles due to the airstrikes. The fact that some ammo fell into ISIS hands is not surprising due to the close proximity of the ISIS fighters to the Kurds. The air drops, winds shift, and the cargo falls to close to enemy lines. Go figure, Alex Jones; take a closer look before your eyeball conspiracies get too screwy! To push the point that the Kurds are still tagged with the Terrorist label is old news. To say that America nor Turkey will help any, is old news. The fact is, there are those helping and as I pointed out and others, it was coalition airstrikes, let by American planes that helped save Kobani, the Kurds, the YPG, YPJ, and others!   Here is hoping your wrong on this Alex and a few others who agree.

I have followed this very close from the beginning and the truth is; the bloody ISIS crew will not stop until they are dead!

WIBR/WARN Radio commentary on Syria Kurds

What follows is an excerpt of current updates on the ground

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GAO report finds State Department lagging in assessing threat of Iran in Latin America

GAO report finds State Department lagging in assessing threat of Iran in Latin America. It is interesting to note that Obama has been working toward accepting Iran into the nest of American’s friends. Howbeit, he also wanted power to control sanctions against Iran; that is, sanctions about Iran’s nuclear program. The focus too many times is about overseas interests while in our own neighborhood, our enemies have much too free access in South America.

This story is about a GAO report that assessed the threat of Iran in Latin America and found Obama’s own State Department lagging in this.

WIBR/WARN Radio Commentary on threat of Iran in Latin America


A scathing government accountability report issued Tuesday shows that the State Department has fallen far short of meeting congressional standards for assessing the threat of Iran in Latin America. The State Department’s assessment of Iranian threats became the subject of an investigation by the Government Accountability Office after lawmakers raised concerns that a multiagency strategy for… Continue reading

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Turks, Kurds, Americans: the Kobani riddle

Turks, Kurds, Americans: the Kobani riddle

Turks, Kurds, Americans: the Kobani riddle, a point of view; perhaps that may bring more insight into your life concerning things. This is for your FYI concerning Libya, Syria, and Iraq; here the author looks at the symbolish between the women fighting Kurds known as YPJ and Ishtar and he compares ISIS to the Egyptian goddess of the same name. A comparison which has been done before

WIBR/WARN Commentary on Turks, Kurds, Americans: the Kobani riddle

Turks, Kurds, Americans: the Kobani riddle

The symbolism could not be more graphic; think of the forces of Ishtar (Mesopotamia) fighting the forces of ISIS (originally an Egyptian goddess), now transmogrified into an intolerant Caliphate. In the young 21st century, it’s the female barricades of Kobani that are at the forefront of fighting fascism.

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Kobani Fight Raises Questions About ‘No Boots On Ground’ Policy

Kobani Fight Raises Questions About ‘No Boots On Ground’ Policy

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Three hours later, Zagros [Codename]Wilson finally showed up. He looked visibly tired but agreed to an interview after reassurances that no video footage would be taken.
‘I know of at least four other Americans among us but surely many more will be joining us soon.’
“I was born in Ohio 43 years ago. I am divorced and have two children. That’s me,” Wilson began. He explained that he served in the US Army and also worked for 16 years at the sheriff’s office back in Ohio. With this background, there was hardly any need for him to receive YPG military training.

“I haven’t even seen their training camps,” Wilson admitted, sitting down in an armchair with his assault rifle between his legs. Tea is served as Wilson describes his arrival, a month and a half ago.

“I knew of the Kurds’ plight from long ago, and not just that of those in Syria. I had a good network of contacts that helped me to join the YPG,” he recalled, before admitting that nobody back home knew about his decision. “My brother kind of knew something, but that’s just about it.”

Now on to our reg. story below!

Kobani Fight Raises Questions About ‘No Boots On Ground’ Policy

It is a No Boots on Ground Policy which Obama spoke clearly about. Nevertheless for those of us who remembers Vietnam, the bombing, and agent Orange; after the bombing was over and foliage was drenched in A.O., it took troops to clear the Vietcong out of the tunnels and jungles.  In Iraq when Saddam fell, it took troops to clear out the resistance.  Now I am not a supporter of putting our combat troops on the ground, but I do see in Iraq and Syria people native to the country they live in who will defend their families and freedoms.  It should rest with the residents of the land if at all possible when discussing combat troops to rid a nation of a pest like ISIS. The issue is contentious, but serious. WIBR/WARN Radio commentary on Kobani Fight Raises Questions About ‘No Boots On Ground’ Policy

A renewed push from Kurdish fighters on the ground and U.S.-led coalition forces in the sky over the past week marked a major reversal in fortunes in the fight for the Syrian border town of Kobani — but at the same time it has underlined the major task facing the U.S.-led allied forces if it is… Continue reading

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Lebanon Now Fighting Off Attacks From ISIS

Lebanon Now Fighting Off Attacks From ISIS and it should come as no surprise since the success in other areas like Syria and Iraq. However, it is quite clear that other Muslim nations do not agree with the Sunni led ISIS. ISIS has it’s own brand of jihad and the bloody nature of its war separates it from many around it. Yet make no mistake, even the Shiites have a eye towards the Mahdi and his arrival. Just ask Iran who opposes ISIS and supports Iran. WIBR/WARN Radio Commentary on Lebanon Now Fighting Off Attacks From ISIS As Islamic State militants continue to advance in Iraq and maintain their grip over much of Syria, support for the extremist group is spreading in Lebanon. The militant group also known as ISIS is finding supporters among Lebanon’s Sunni Muslim community, which has grown fed up with Syrian rebels attacking the Lebanese army, the Wall Street…