Jun 4, 2015

Iraqi Forces Destroy VBIED With Kornet ATGM

Finally! Good to see the Iraqi forces are getting the firepower they need to disable these devastating Vehicular Borne Improvised Explosive Device. These VBIEDs have been used with devastating effect lately by Daesh (Islamic State).

This video is should be safe to view - no dead bodies shown.


Jun 3, 2015

The Pitfalls of Being a Doctor in Baghdad IRAQ


Troubling documentary by VICE News. It's both dangerous and disheartening being a medical doctor in this city. If a patient dies, it's not unheard of for the relatives to seek revenge on the doctor by harming him or her, or asking for money. Small wonder that many doctors have left the country, or gone to Erbil.
Infant mortality in Iraq, and Baghdad (a symbol of a nation's medical coverage) is low, as low as a 3rd world country.



May 28, 2015

Those Crazy Russians (Documentary)

Excellent 30 minute documentary on Russian Urban Climbers - they're young, bored, and good! Boys and girls both enjoy the sport. (via RT)

May 27, 2015

Did PM Erdogan and Saudi Arabia Coordinate With AQ Terrorist Groups?

English: Location of Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
English: Location of Saudi Arabia and Turkey. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Almasdarnews had a story today on how Saudi Arabia and Turkey provided access to Turkish Drones in planning and coordinating attack on Idleb, Syria. If Turkey is allowing access to what one would assume are high end NATO drones via computer and smartphone uplink, just shows the level of support these groups are getting.
It's no secret that both countries want Assad removed. Incredible how the only remaining secular government in the middle east, is under attack by governments essentially ruled by Islamic Clergy.

The article from AlmasdarNews.

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May 25, 2015

Excellent Recap of ISIS battle strategy in the battle of al-Sukhna

The Oryx Blog is an excellent source of information going on in the Levantine War and other foreign hotspots.
He/She is so well informed that they must be an insider intelligence professional - not that I have any knowledge of the former. Just making an assumption.
The blog's article on this assault on is impressive in it's detail. Methinks that perhaps the Syrian Arab Army, is being out generalled! Very disappointing how a so called professional army, can leave the spoils of war intact when retreating.
One would think an officer or leading NCO would ensure that some thermal grenades were used on each piece of equipment before leaving, and any ammunition that can't be taken with them, destroyed.

Not sure if these defenders were "elite" troops or not - I hope not! The article is here:  "The Islamic State's spring offensive: al-Sukhna"

Islamic State [VIDEO] of Their Attack on SOKHNA, Syria.

Islamic State produced video showing their attack on the Syrian desert outpost of #Sokhna.

From what I've gathered from other sources, the Regime Forces are spread rather thin, and the regime wasn't expecting an attack at this location.
It also seems that ISIS is starting to think in terms of Syria being a softer target, than IRAQ at the present time.
video
Yes, this is propaganda, (aren't the videos from all sides?) but some may find this interesting non the less. I'm definitely not a supporter of wahhabism or even a muslim, but supply this for research purposes and general interest. We should know what's going on in the world, when we're at war. *NSFW*



May 23, 2015

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Fabulous!

Why Islamic State Is Winning | Consortiumnews

Flag of islamic state of iraq
Flag of islamic state of iraq (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Why Islamic State Is Winning | Consortiumnews

What a great article, which explains to those of us that are scratching their heads, why the U.S. has to follow the House of Saud and I quote:

Given a regime that is increasingly isolated and suspicious of the outside world, the obvious solution for the U.S. would be to loosen its ties with Riyadh, refuse to have anything to do with a religious war against Assad, and try to reach an accommodation with Damascus just as it is doing with Tehran.

But the U.S. can’t. Saudi Arabia is not just any country, but America’s oldest partner in the Middle East. It sits on top of one-fifth of the world’s proven oil reserves and is the dominant partner in the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council, which accounts for another 20 percent of global oil reserves and 23 percent of the world’s proven gas reserves.
The knowledge of the writer(s) at ConsortiumNews is outstanding - I usually learn something from their content. Highly recommended news site!

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