After the USG conducted bombing raids inside Iraq's borders, a number of Iraqis have beseiged the USG "embassy" and have entered the "green zone" (archived). Despite Dubya Bush declaring "mission accomplished" and Hussein Bahamas "withdrawing US troops", the USG's insistence on continuing to conduct combat and bombing operations inside Iraq doesn't sit well with Iraqis. It doesn't seem to sit well with the "democratic" government the USG insisted on installing in Iraq either. They seem to increasingly view Iran as a more important regional partner than the USG ever was. Continue reading
Holding its own against periodic USG, British, and Israeli invasion threats, Iran has begun conducting joing naval exercises with Russia and China in the Gulf of Oman (archived, archived). After a series of tit for tat ship captures that resolved in Iran's favor, USG threats of the sort that lead to Dubya's Iraq misadventure and Hussein Bahamas' collected "Spring" misadventures appear increasingly empty when it comes to Iran.
Despite the withdrawal of USG troops in Syria being loudly announced several times only for "withdrawal of troops from Syria" never actually meaning that in the plain sense, the USG is touting the alleged success of "Operation Holiday Express" (archived). Despite USG military capability falling to the point it can only play at projecting power through deploying its troops as human shields with the limited effect of prolonging conflict between active parties, the USG appears to be doubling down on its attempts to warfight through spending on moral, recreation, and welfare.
Naturally the USG's ability to carry out this sort of image campaign has declined substantially from Dubya Bush bringing professional wrestling to Baghdad shortly after his invasion to this year's enlisted band and church donation box offerings (archived). Increasing expenditures and years of "progress" are showing markedly reduced USG capacity even when it comes to producing targetted propaganda for their captive audience back home.
A Saudi Air Force Lieutenant assigned to US Naval Air Station Pensacola reportedly killed 3 and wounded 8 before being gunned down by local police (archived).
Six Ten other Saudi nationals were taken into custody (archived). Three of the detained Saudis allegedly filmed the assault. The late Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani published something resembling a manifesto on Twitter declaring his hatred for American crimes against Muslims and humanity several hours before commencing his attack.
Alshamrani was 9 months away from completing a three year "Foreign Military Sales training program" purchased by the Saudi government.
Turkey has reportedly begun testing their new Russian made S-400 anti-aircraft systems to much consternation from the USG (archived). USG relations with their NATO ally Turkey have been eroding for some time. Turkey was ejected from the USG and Israel lead F-35 program for finding relatively inexpensive Russian made missiles to be a better value than gravely expensive jets with dubious stealth performance.
Despite substantial noise about US Troops actually withdrawing from Syria last month, apparently ~800 US troops remain on Syrian soil maintaining control of some oil fields (archived). It does however appear that US Troops have actually withdrawn from supporting their former allies in Syria.
The USG and its democratically elected President Donald Trump are claiming to have killed an ISIS leader in Syria and disposed of his body via oceanic dumping. Little supporting documentation for the claims have been offered beyond a photo of a dog with an unreleasably classified name allegedly injured during the operation and already returned to active duty status.
Iraq has begun issuing pleas to International bodies for assistance in removing US troops that escaped Syria by entering Iraq (archived). Iraq gave the US permission to have their troops enter Iraq under the limited condition the troops were escaping danger in Syria and once safely in Iraq the troops would begin onward travel out of Iraq. Public statements from USG stooges declaring their intent to use Iraq as a safe haven to continue mounting operations in Syria must be very disturing to the Iraqis that merely offered a humanitarian transit option to a beaten force.
Chinese defense minister Wei Fenghe, while declining to explicitly name the USG, condemned the USG's instigation of "color revolutions" and unrest around the world (archived).
Wanton interference in other countries’ affairs will never win. Interfering in other countries’ domestic affairs, instigating a color revolution or even attempts to subvert the legitimate governments of other countries are the real causes of wars and unrest in different regions
As the USG's once servicable capacity to conduct military interventions has collapsed, formenting unrest through the US State Department has become the last remaining threat in the USG regime change toolkit. It hasn't been working very well.
Outside the Republic:
- Turkey began operations in Syria. Immediately Kurdish militias formerly allied with the USG made peace and entered into alliance with democratically elected Syrian President Assad. So called "moderate rebels" formerly allied with the US moved into alliance with Turkey. Due to poor implementation of the US withdrawal, on occasion US troops have found themselves squeezed between former allies aligned with Assad and former allies Allied with NATO member Turkey.
- "Mainstream" US media and Joe Biden have entered into an agreement not to discuss the continued emergence of evidence coming out of Ukraine which appears ready to further collapse the remains of the US "Democratic" Party.
- Preventative power outages were implemented in 34 California counties under the pretext of fire prevention after KKKalifornia government approved a measure for doing so this May.
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