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Shiite Obama sides with Iran, bombs Sunnis « Getting at the truth

Escape from Paradise, – Now being made into a movie!


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ThunderBall Films is successfully putting together the movie production of Escape from Paradise and has received a new LOI (Letter of Intent) from actress Bai Ling who starred with Richard Gere in the film Red Cross.

This includes a commitment from a CPA firm who does tax credit financing in Ireland, a possible location to film, as part of the package needed for investors – along with the CPA firm’s commitment to apply for and finance the tax credits if ThunderBall does shoot in Ireland and what portion of the budget they would provide.
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Shiite Obama sides with Iran, bombs Sunnis

Shiite Obama, and son of a Shiite African father, sides with Iran, bombs Sunnis as American warplanes struck Sunni militant positions in northern Iraq on Friday, the Pentagon and Kurdish officials said, returning American forces to a direct combat role in a country they withdrew from in 2011.

Two F-18 fighters dropped 500-pound laser-guided bombs on a mobile artillery target near Erbil, according to a statement by Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary. Militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria were using the artillery to shell Kurdish forces defending Erbil, “near U.S. personnel,” Admiral Kirby said.

The Americans in Erbil are being used as human shields by Obama and an excuse to attack Sunnis. The Erbil Americans should have and could have been evacuated long ago.

The reaction from the Sunni Arab states, who had been America’s allies against Shiite Iran, has been immediate. Here’s an answer published by Saudi Arabia..

US Intervention in Iraq, A “Confounding” Decision
Fahad Nazer | August 8, 2014

Like many others, listening to President Obama explain the reasons he authorized military action in Iraq gave me pause. The decision is being viewed by many as a policy reversal and understandably so. After deciding against military intervention in Syria , where more than 160,000 people have died and millions of others have been displaced over the past three years, deciding to join the fray in Iraq for “humanitarian” reasons is likely to confound many, both in the US and certainly across the Middle East and wider Muslim worlds.

ISIS Iraq Terrorists Militants

Minutes after the statement, Arabic social media was inundated with postings expressing dismay at the decision, with many arguing that it indicates a double standard. More worrisome, others maintained that the religion of those in danger accounts for US inaction in Syria and action in Iraq. While some said the US is intervening in Iraq to save Christians, Yezidis and other religious minorities, others assert that the decision confirms their long-standing claim that the US is conspiring with Iranians and Israelis against Sunni Muslims everywhere; what some extremists refer to as an alliance among “Crusaders, Safavids and Zionists.”

The scope of the US intervention is obviously unknown at this point but the decision is fraught with military, political and security risks. In addition to the points I made above, it remains to be seen how Arab countries across the region will react. For some, including Saudi Arabia, the sectarian politics of Prime Minister Maliki are the root cause of the current crisis and violence and the notion that the US has decided to provide military support to Maliki to fend off the advance of ISIS is likely to make them uncomfortable. While Saudis are just as troubled as anyone by ISIS’s atrocities and gains, they have also been consistent in saying that while ISIS is spearheading the military onslaught, Sunni tribes have likewise “rebelled” against the marginalization and neglect of the Maliki government.

Maliki has become a very polarizing figure in the Arab world and Saudis in general – based on mainstream and social media, not to mention official government statements – do not appear to be fond of him.

The United States’ relations with Saudi Arabia – among others – just got much more complicated.

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Fahad Nazer is a terrorism analyst with JTG Inc, an analysis and intelligence company in Vienna, Virginia, that has government and private clients — including defense companies in the U.S. and abroad. Nazer is a former political analyst at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, CNN, Foreign Policy, Yale Global Online and Al Monitor. Follow him on Twitter @fanazer. The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author.

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