NATIONAL COUNCIL OF SYRIA


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SITREP09/12/14/1600: WAR OF WORDS OVER WAR:

SECSTATE KERRY:  "I think war is the wrong terminology and analogy.."

WHITE HOUSE:  "The United States is at war with ISIL.."

#10 DOWNING:  "“a battle against a poisonous ideology " 

PARIS:  "ISIS group is waging a war on 'all people who do not share their vision or ideas.' "
 
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FOLLOWING INCLUDED IS THE PARIAH ORGANIZATION ISIS WHICH IS THE TARGET OF THE COMBINED USA-NATO OPERATION TO ERADICATE THE GROUP AND DISMANTLE THE SO-CALLED "ISLAMIC CALIPHATE". NOTE THE NUMBER OF OPPOSITION GROUPS WITH SUNNI AFFILIATION; ALL OF WHICH WOULD BE CONSIDERED AT RISK TO ALIGN WITH ISIS:


 
View Syria Counter ISIS-Ops in a larger map; opposition groups, loc, strength, affiliation.




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SYRIA DEFENSE INSTALLATIONS: 


View SYRIA: DEFENSE INSTALLATIONS in a larger map:
Missile sites, helicopter-fixed wing bases, airfields.


 
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SITREP:
1.) NO INDICATION THAT THE SO-CALLED "BLOCKING FORCE" WOULD HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE IN THE RAPID ADVANCE OF ISIS INTO IRAQ.
2.) ISIS WOULD HAVE SIMPLY CHANGED ITS STRATEGY IN DEALING WITH A 5000 STRONG USA  FORCE IN PLACE HAD AN AGREEMENT ON STATUS OF FORCES BEEN REACHED BETWEEN BAGHDAD AND WASHINGTON.
3.) MOOT POINT THAT THE FORCE WOULD HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE.
4.) THE USA BLOCKING FORCE ITSELF MAY HAVE BEEN CUT OFF, CAPTURED AND EXECUTED AND DUMPED INTO A TRENCH, INSTEAD OF THE RETREATING IRAQI ARMY.
5.) CIA EST. ISIS 35,000 MOBILE INFANTRY IN AO..
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BAGHGDAD BULLET ON WASHINGTON POST:


BAGHDAD BULLET
7:13 PM PST
ISIS would have simply changed its strategy before the rapid advance into Iraq, captured the US blocking force since it was non-combatant and defenseless when the Iraqi army dropped its weapons and ran.
It would have been the US blocking force lined up, shot in the backs of their heads and kicked into the trenches..
The Senator was not only wrong but off base with his insinuations that somehow things would have turned out differently; they certainly would have but not how he read the "facts".




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Obama unveils strategy against Islamic State: How did we get here?

Los Angeles Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
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New York Times - ‎13 minutes ago‎
A look at how governments around the world deal with their citizens who become jihadists. Video Credit By Christian Roman on Publish Date September 12, 2014. Image CreditReuters. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main story.
Wall Street Journal - ‎29 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama looks likely to get what he wants from Congress this month: the authority to arm Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants. But as it becomes clearer that Mr. Obama's plan, as laid out in Wednesday's ...
Daily Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
“We are now living in what we might as well admit is the Age of Iraq,” New York Times op-ed columnist David Brooks recently wrote. There, in the Land of the Two Rivers, he continued, the United States confronts the “core problem” of our era - “the interaction ...
Huffington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
President Barack Obama delivered a prime-time address on Sept. 10, in which he vowed to target the Islamic State with airstrikes "wherever they exist." | Pool via Getty Images. Share · Tweet · 0. Email. Comment. Share on Google+ · tumblr · stumble · reddit.
Washington Post - ‎33 minutes ago‎
President Obama had better take care in his consultations with Congress on plans to combat the Islamic State. Secretary of State John Kerry may be able to assemble a durable coalition of overseas partners to join with U.S. forces. But any congressional ...
Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
The United States has a tradition of misinterpreting the Middle East. President George W. Bush invaded Iraq in 2003 with misplaced certainty, misconstrued assumptions and poor foresight. After the Arab revolts began in 2011, Washington misdiagnosed the ...
The Seattle Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
We've seen the perils of Obama's inaction, and let's now avoid the perils of excessive action, writes syndicated columnist Nicholas Kristof. By Nicholas Kristof. Syndicated columnist. Related. Reader Comments. Read all comments · Post a comment.
Chicago Tribune - ‎2 hours ago‎
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Clarence Page discusses President Obama's lackluster delivery of his remarks addressing the ISIS threat and how he can't escape involvement with Iraq and Syria. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Clarence Page discusses ...
Chicago Tribune - ‎3 hours ago‎
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