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Thx NDPP for posting the links. It is clear the Western media has not conducted the same campaign of disinformation, absence of on the ground coverage and attempts to discredit sources as we saw in Aleppo. It is all about media reading intentions into actions. The Western media claims that Syria and Russia; "intended to bomb citizens and infrastructure including hospitals" while in Mosel and Fallujah it is more, "nothing much to see here" and "despite the unfortunate deaths  NATO grieves for every civilian killed."

The fact is that all sides have bombed cities and civilian areas because that is where the terrorists deliberately live. It seems to me that prior to interventing in other peoples countries some consideration of the resulting chaos should be involved in the equation. How many Iraqi's have died because their American backed dictator over stepped his US prescribed boundaries. The hundreds of thousands of dead and millions of displaced refugees are far greater crimes against humanity than any of dictatorial secular governments in the region have committed. Yet even after Iraq and Libya people still cheer on the NATO destruction of Syria as if it good for the people who live there.

NATO's Middle East strategy is like me covertly setting fire to my neighbours garden shed and then when they ask for help I fire up my bulldozer and raze their house to keep the arson caused fire from spreading.



Canadian Troops Assisting in Mosul

"Canadian special forces have taken a more active role in the battle for Mosul...They are also providing some assistance to Iraqi forces fighting in the western half of the city, officials say, THROUGH THE IDENTIFICATION OF TARGETS, and other tactical support from east Mosul..."

"Wherever We Went We Got Bombed'

Thanks for helping,  Canada..


Six Months of Mosul Onslaught[ER]: Thousands of Civilians Killed in Terrorist Capital Siege

"Six months have passed since the siege of Mosul was officially launched by the Iraqi army and its allies, including the US [and Canada].

Thousands  of civilians have been killed in the battle, with hundreds of thousands being force to flee the devastation."

And still no notice taken by Canadian 'progressives'...


Devastated Mosul Hospital Struggles To Treat Injured Patients

"No other place to take them."

Again, unlike Aleppo - silence from the progressive imperialists who apparently only notice Russian or Syrian bombing.


The 'Liberation' of Mosul: Another Fallujah, Dresden or Hiroshima?

"Will the UN, the relevant world bodies, the 'international community' wake up, before it is too late...?"


Canada: Operation Inherent Resolve

"We will work with allies to defeat ISIL and the terrorist threat it represents."  - Justin Trudeau

So Progressives can never say 'We didn't know' or 'Canada didn't take part.'



I do not think the nationalists in Iraq will want to lose those oil fields.  Its given that the population iraqi kurdistan will vote for indepedence.  After that I see a major unknown as to how to solve this issue.  I think the kurds a going to have go light on the independence automony but in a iraq state.  Even if the government of iraq decided to give away those oil fields officially to kurdish state it probaly lead to the coup in the iraq government.  There is going to be bloodshed, if the Kurds want a state they are going to earn it through war.  I think the day that Kurdistan goes live they will an immediate embrago of the state, I believe its landlocked so Iran,Iraq,Turkey, and Syria will close borders.  Once ISIS is gone the decisions what maps will look in the future will be made.

In Syria the same will happen but syrians to weak to react independent Kurdish State.  I think that Americans given default permission for the a independent state.  And russia just signed oil deals with the Kurdish region in iraq, I think is a subtle signal there probably on broad with a new nation in the middle east.  We will see.



Mosul Liberators Caught Torturing Captives Suspected of Terrorist Links (Disturbing Footage)

Meet your coalition allies Canada! "A unit actively supported by the US...."


UN Investigates Reports of Up To 80 Civilians Killed By Airstrikes in ISIS-Held Part of Mosul

"The airstrike happened in the Zanjilly neighborhood of the war-torn city on May 31, and is one of several reported incidents in which airstrikes caused civilian deaths in Mosul, the UN Human Rights Officec said in a statement on Thursday."

Iraqi Forces Execute Hospital Employee Suspected of ISIS Links, Journalist Tells RT (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

"Details of the gruesome murder of a hospital employee by members of an elite Iraqi counter-terrorist unit have been shared by photographer Ali Arkady."

They are members of the same US-led coalition forces to which CANADA belongs. 


Liberation Or Obliteration?

"A look at the price paid to recapture Mosul."

ps: "Canadian special forces have taken a more active role in the battle for Mosul..." #53


US Planning To Partition Iraq, Syria: Analyst (and vid)

"Iraqi armed forces have succeeded in recapturing the historic al Nuri Grand Mosque in the city of Mosul. Serious questions were raised about the role of the US - long purporting to be in a fight against Daesh in the region - as a number of Daesh managed to escape Mosul to enter part of the Syrian territory..."

Rev Pesky

I put this here for lack of a better place, although it is really an issue with the US.

US judge says 'Democracy is broken' over drone strikes.

Washington, DC - A US federal appeals court has thrown out a lawsuit by the families of two Yemeni men allegedly killed as innocent bystanders in a US drone strike in 2012 but one of the judges said US "democracy is broken" after announcing the ruling.

...The case began in 2015 when two family members of Faisal bin Ali Jaber, who brought the "wrongful death" case against then-President Barack Obama in 2015, were killed by a drone strike Yemen in 2012.  

...Judge Janice Rogers Brown, who was appointed by former President George W Bush and is known for her conservative decisions, agreed with two other judges that the president is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces and only Congress can provide oversight of his military actions.

"But congressional oversight is a joke, and a bad one at that," Brown said in a separate opinion.

"This begs the question: if judges will not check this outsized power, then who will?"

'Congressional oversight is a joke...' Ain't that the truth.


See also Canada's Complicity in the Saudi-Yemen War #65


Mosul Paid Price For Anti-ISIS Op

"Civilian casualties massively increased  on the ground..."


Mosul Before and After 'Liberation'

"The price of freedom. Who armed and sponsored international terrorists?

And whose Aurora was tasked with targeting for US bombers in Iraq? Notice Canadian 'progressives' shrieking on Aleppo, silence on Mosul and Canadian involvement.


Possible US-Backed War Crimes in Iraq Exposed

"A damning new report by Amnesty International sheds light on the killing of Iraqi civilians at the hands of the US-led coalition [Canada is a member, an RCAF Aurora  targeted for bombers and airstrikes], 'which may constitute war crimes', and demands that the coalition acknowledge the loss of civilian life..."

'Fight Far From Over': US Troops Expected To Stay in Iraq After ISIS Defeat

"The Iraqi government has expressed an interest in having the US forces and coalition forces remain after the defeat of ISIS. Our government is equally interested in that,' [ or vice-versa] coalition commander General Stephen Townsend said during a video conference, adding that other coalition members may join the mission as it is 'still in the decision-making stages.'

The operation to retake Mosul, which was an IS stronghold for a long time, has left most of the city in ruins, led to thousands of civilian casualties, and displaced around a million people. Iraqi and US-led forces have been reportedly blamed for causing civilian casualties during the operation.

Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday that 'no conditions were created to allow civilians to leave in an organized way,' which may have led to an increased number of victims'. Amnesty International also issued a damning report slamming the US-led coalition in Mosul for errant and excessive airstrikes while urging it to publicly admit its failure to protect civilians."


I-R-A-Q: This is What Victory Looks Like

The Jimmy Dore Show


Watch who gets the big, juicy contracts for 'rebuilding' Mosul. 


'Liberation' of Mosul By US-Backed Coalition: Close Your Eyes Canada - These Are Your Allies!

"ISF sees all the remaining people in the old city as IS. They are mass killing them. This MUST STOP NOW. UN MUST step in to stop these spontaneous executions IMMEDIATELY."

(My apologies, I keep forgetting that Canadian 'progressives' only howl and shriek if Russia or Syria is involved)


'We Hear Nothing In Western Media About Devastation of Mosul': Academic Who Visited City To RT

"The devastation in Mosul and Aleppo are comparable, Professor Seyed Mohammad Marandi told RT, and yet the Western media only chose to highlight the suffering in the Syrian province and downplays the plight of those in the Iraqi city..."


Mosul's Bloodbath: 'We Killed Everyone - IS, Men, Women, Children'

Yet Canada only howled, shrieked and shed crocodile tears for  Aleppo. On Mosul only shameful silence. Still. Shame...


Ep 29 Report on Iraq & Syria (podcast)

"We talk with Elijah Magnier, chief international war correspondent for Al Rai media, reporting from Baghdad on current situation in Iraq and Syria..."