A News Blackout On The War With ISIS?

On Friday past, while reviewing the the articles I had save as potential sources for this week’s posts, it occurred to me that it had been some time since I’d seen any news on Obama’s ISIS War. That seemed strange because, if there was a lull in the fighting or if ISIS were in retreat, Obama’s sycophants in the media would be telling us non-stop how well his war was going and what a great leader he was. Being a suspicious sort of guy, I assumed things were not going well and so I decided to Google the subject. (Is “Google” now a verb?) To my surprise, I found nothing you could call current news. Today, however, there are a few stories coming out of the region.

One of those stories should be receiving much more coverage. America has lost its first serviceman to the ISIS War:

Marine Lance Cpl. Sean Neal was the first service member to die in Iraq on a mission against Islamic State militants, the Washington Postreported. He was 19. ‘

The California native died in Baghdad Thursday during a “noncombat incident,” the Pentagon said. Further details were not released. The military is investigating the incident, the Marine Corps Times said.

There were several stories relating how the Iraqi forces had made in roads in recapturing a small town outside of Baghdad claiming the death of twenty ISIS fighters. Well, that’s a start. It means there there are only 35,000 more to go.

Other than those, there just wasn’t much news. So, your intrepid observer of the asylum we all have to live in decided to see what was being reported by the English language , Al Arabiya News.  Here are a few of their headline stories with a little snark from yours truly:

1.

General John Allen sees FSA role in political, not military solution

Monday, 27 October 2014

The Free Syrian Army is a term used to describe dozens of armed groups fighting to overthrow Assad

That kind of honesty could get you fired, General.

2.

German spies warn ISIS has anti-aircraft rockets

Monday, 27 October 2014

The BND federal intelligence service had told German lawmakers about its suspicion in a confidential briefing late last week

Let’s hope they don’t shoot down a Russian jet and blame it on the Americans.

3.

Reports suggest Iran ‘lurks behind’ Iraq sectarian violence

Monday, 27 October 2014

Reports suggest that these militias, which the Iraqi government is reportedly dependent on, are being funded and supported by Iranian authorities.

Nice find, Sherlock!

4.

Peshmerga to avoid direct conflict in Kobane

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Meanwhile, the Turkish president said that the main Kurdish party in Syria does not want the support of Iraqi Kurdish forces

I don;t suppose the Turkish president had anything to do with that decision. What a silly idea!

5.

ISIS and video games

Sunday, 26 October 2014

ISIS is not about religion. Studies prove that socio-psychological reasons are the main drivers of terrorist activities

Abdullah Hamidaddin

If only Abdullah and Obama could convince the ISIS that they are not about religion, we could all live in peace and harmony with one another.

6.

ISIS threatens to kill British deserters

Sunday, 26 October 2014

At least 30 British militants fighting for ISIS want to return home, former Guantánamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg said

Just like the Mafia. Once you’re in, there is no getting out.

7.

Of domestic demons and aggressive neighbors

Saturday, 25 October 2014

It is as if Arabs have to confront their domestic demons of ISIS, sectarianism, extremism, while living in the shadows of their aggressive neighbors

Hisham Melhem

By golly, I do believe Mr. Melhem is catching on!

There does seem to be dearth of news coming out of Iraq and Syria. But, I’m thinking it is not due to a news black out by the MSM. It’s amazing what   a dampening effect the beheading of a few journalist can have.

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

 

 

 

 

 

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11 thoughts on “A News Blackout On The War With ISIS?

  1. Prez Obola is batting a thousand. With Enola having squeezed ISIS off the front page and pretty much completely out of the news cycle we can only wonder what cataclysmic crisis will do the same to Ebola. One would think the viruses from centroamerica y America del sur with the potential of infecting hundreds of thousands of school children would have done so but not surprisingly PC has once again cowed the nation. Bring it on Barry, what’s next?

    1. An interesting point. I have wondered why the Ebola “scare” in the US is getting so much play in the MSM and now I know; it is a diversion from ISIS and Obama’s failed foreign policy.

  2. Ebola is the flavor of the week in the U.S. news media. For them, nothing else exists at the moment.

    Its always a good idea to check out middle east and other foreign news services if you really want to know what is happening in that part of the world. U.S. media always presents a politically sanitized version of middle east news, both from the conservative and “progressive” sides of the fence.

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