Is This Love? A Mothers Plea.

Is This Love? A Mothers Plea.

By Carol Gobey. (Original Source)

This book is based on a true story – one of many, I believe – about the heartache of a mother who found out with horror that the father of their children is in reality sorely lacking in one of the corner-stones of normal, ethical fatherhood. while disguised as a civilised, principled, and socially and financially successful man. A man of good standing in his community; but with a Jekyll and Hyde double personality. His children confide in their mother, describing his acts and behaviour towards them – that exposes what must be one of the most despicable abominations and abnormalities imaginable.

I shared with horror her hazardous journey through the institutions of society that are supposed to fight this evil – the police; the child welfare organisations; the courts. And finally had to arrive at the same conclusion that she did: That Western society per se seems to be turning a blind eye to this type of monstrosity. That people do not want to leave their comfort zones, get involved, and speak out for justice towards innocent children. That the Justice System in Western countries – for the most laudable reasons like individual human rights; innocence until proven guilty; standard court procedure; tangible proof of abuse and the like – seems to be biased in favour of the perpetrators at the expense of the victims.

The book exposes the totally incomprehensible situation that in the course of charges having been laid at the police in two Western countries (the country where the parents reside and the country they originate from and are still citizens of), and two court cases later – one in each country – the children have neither been extensively examined physically by specialists qualified to do so, nor comprehensively evaluated emotionally by qualified welfare officials and psychiatrists in their mother language. At the time under discussion, they were only respectively five, three-and-a-half, and two years old.

My wish – no, my prayer – is that other women will come forward and tell their stories so that Western society will hopefully wake up to the fact that we are failing our Future by failing to protect our children from this scourge.

To this effect, a Facebook page has been created that people can join and tell their stories – and spread the word via the social media.

Unity is strength. Let us show the world the magnitude of this problem. Let us make them aware that there is no time to waste – being left in those circumstances for too long, children struggle to fully recover and become normal, balanced and joyful citizens of our civilised world.

Using the title of the book, the Facebook page is called “Is THIS Love – a mother’s plea”.

Click here to start reading the book online.

America Blinked: the Worst May Be Over.

The US President White House address , January 8th, 2020.
Satellite image shows the material damage Iranian missiles caused to Ayn al Assad base. Nonetheless “This strike can be compared with the US missile strikes on Syria in 2017 and 2018, when the US spent dozens of cruise missiles to target a few buildings and an airstrip in order to claim that it defeated the ‘bloody Assad regime”(Source)

America Blinked: the Worst May Be Over.

January 9th, 202.

The US President has just delivered a statement on the Iranian attack on the US bases in Iraq. To cut to the chase-the US is not going to respond in any substantial way to the attacks. The President seemed completely spooked, haunted and sad.

Can’t say I am a fan but I feel a deep sense of gratitude to the man at this moment. Throughout the speech, Trump repeated the usual laundry list of highly selective and dishonest talking points vis a vis Iran and Qassem Solimani, but the bottom line is that an almost unimaginable calamity may have been avoided.

Hundreds of thousands of people were poised for sudden violent deaths, and now they are not. At least not right now.

Hopefully at some point what has taken place behind the scenes will emerge but something big has happened. Perhaps Russia said something, perhaps the US military said something, perhaps the polling data said something, possibly even Israel said something but either way a radical change has taken place in a very short amount of time.

It is worth noting that the President was originally scheduled to make a statement the previous night and that event was cancelled. There are rumours that USAF jets departed for an attack but were then turned around.

That is completely unconfirmed but this speech, it was like watching a completely different person, all of the swagger, all of the bluster was gone, he seemed a broken man to be honest and I don’t say that with any spite.

However, as long as the US seeks to maintain a military presence in Iraq and Syria, there will be problems.

As long as the US thinks it has the right (or obligation) to march around the world removing “disobedient” governments, there will be problems.

As long as the US looks upon the people of the developing nations as natives to be suppressed by any means, there will be problems.

As long as the US sees the security of Israel as a higher priority than the well being of the people of the US, there will be problems.

Nonetheless, this was the calamitous moment, this was the time of opportunity, the propaganda was flowing freely.

The time was right.

Thanks be to Tucker and Tulsi and the very few prominent Americans who showed some spine in recent days. Your courage should never be forgotten. You are the real patriots.

Transcript here.

US President Trump speaks after Iran attacks US bases in Iraq

Iran Attacked Two US Military Bases in Iraq in Retaliation for Soleimani Murder.

Ballistic missiles fired from Iran strike the al Assad airbase in western Iraq, January 8th, 2020. (Source)

Update March 18th, 2020.

It turns out that 110 US troops suffered  concussion related injuries as a result of the Iranian ballistic missile attack on the Ayn al Assad airbase, despite the forewarning.

Operation Martyr Soleimani – Wikipedia

Astonishingly the number of injured troops that the US military disclosed kept rising for more than a month with the final number of 110 being announced on February 22nd, a full six weeks after the attack.

Number of US troops wounded in Iran attack now at 110: Pentagon – France 24

Update January 9th, 2020.

It has emerged that Iran gave the Iraqi Government notice of the attack, the Iraqis warned the US, there were almost certainly zero casualties.

It also appears at this time that the US will not respond to these missile strikes, somewhat analogous as they are to the US response to the two fictional chemical attacks blamed on the Syrian Government in 2017 and 2018.

This was more a face saving piece of theater than a concerted attack.

A good outline of what took place is presented here:

MoA – Iran’s Missile Launch Against Two U.S. Bases in Iraq Calls Trump’s Bluff

If the situation can begin to calm down that will be a great result in the circumstances, but I don’t see that happening. This project has come too far along to be abandoned now, or to put it another way, the forces of insanity and Zio-Western supremacism in the US far outweigh those of sanity.

As far as the loss of the Ukraine International Airways 737 goes, no explanation is being offered by either side at this time. Mechanical failure remains a possibility.

However, the mechanical failure of a three year old plane leaving Tehran at this very time seems like a most remarkable co-incidence indeed.

January 8th, 2020.

Iran Attacked Two US Military Bases in Iraq in Retaliation for Soleimani Murder.

On January 8th, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps fired a salvo of missiles at two US bases in Iraq. It is being reported that between 15 and 30 ballistic missiles were fired at the al Assad airbase in western Iraq and the Erbil airbase in the Kurdish northern region.

SouthFront is reporting that 10 missiles struck the al Assad base, at least one hit Erbil and that 4 missiles failed.

Iran Launches Missiles At US Military Bases In Iraq, Demands Full US Troop Withdrawal

The US claims that they suffered no casualties in the attacks, Iran claims that 80 US personnel were killed. The US claim would appear to be the more credible at face value.

Iranian TV Claims ’80 American Terrorists Killed’ As US And Iraq Deny Any Casualties

US warmongers such as Lindsay Graham are claiming the attack is an act of war against the USA, Iran is claiming the attack is a just and proportionate response to the US murder of Qassem Soleimani and his companions in Baghdad in the early hours of January 3rd.

It is also being reported that there is intense activity at multiple US airbases across the region, specifically of a high volume of activity over eastern Syria and that US jets have been scrambled from a base in the UAE.

US Scrambled Warplanes From UAE Air Base For Supposed Strike On Iran After Missiles Hit US Facilities In Iraq

The reason for this activity is unknown, it is possible that these aircraft are in the process of attacking Iran at this very moment, it is also possible that the US was seeking to move them out of harms way in anticipation of an Iranian missile attack on these sites.

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The US President sought to downplay the impact of the Iranian retaliation, his tweet in response began “All is well” indicating either that the President is beginning to understand the magnitude of the error that he is made or that the US is seeking to lull Iran into a false sense of security prior to launching a massive air assault as promised by the President in recent days.

Ukraine Boeing Passenger Jet Crashed Near Tehran.

As if that development was not sufficiently dire, 177 people are presumed to have perished following the crash of a Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752 shortly after takeoff from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Airport. Videos appear to indicate that the Boeing 737 caught fire and exploded in mid-air.

Moment burning Ukrainian Boeing 737 goes down, crash site covered in fire.

Will update as these stories coalesce.

The Iraqi Parliament Just Approved Legislation Demanding the Exit of the US Military.

The moment the Iraqi parliament voted to request the withdrawal of US troops from their nation.(Source Ruptly)
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January 6th, 2020.

Breaking- Iraqi Parliament Approved Legislation Demanding the End of US Military Presence.

The Iraqi Parliament just passed legislation demanding the exit of the US military and all other foreign forces from Iraq. The vote is legally binding although it is to be expected that the openly criminal US government will seek to overthrow the Iraqi government before they respect it.

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One stunning revelation delivered by the Iraqi Prime Minister in the speech he made to the parliament prior to the  vote was that murdered Quds force commander Qassem Solemaini was in Iraq at his personal invitation  and the purpose of the visit was to de-escalate tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

“Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi has made some shocking revelations that put the assassination of Soleimani in a completely different light. He told the Iraqi parliament on Sunday that he “was supposed to meet Soleimani on the morning of the day he was killed, he came to deliver me a message from Iran responding to the message we delivered from Saudi to Iran.” (Source)

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Qassem Soleimani was in Iraq as a diplomatic envoy. The US used the Iraqis to set him up. That is why Soleimani took no precautions!

If this story is true- and there is no reason to doubt it, the Trump administration are revealed as the lowest gangsters to grace the international stage since the demise of the Third Reich.

But I thought he was going to Iraq to plan attacks on the Americans?

Here the narrative presented by the US government of his appearance in Iraq being part of a plot against the US and his killing being a “defensive action” is cruelly exposed. The US Government lied, baldly lied. And their intelligence agency controlled media lied, and they have been exposed by a credible source considered a moderate in the Iraqi political landscape.

The Outcome.

Given the multi-generational contempt for international law and basic human decency shown by the US government and amplified by the Trump administration, it is highly unlikely that the US will cede to the demands of the democratically elected, sovereign representatives of the Iraqi people.

In all likelihood, the US will at best relocate their troops to the northern Kurdish enclave and seek to engineer a fresh civil war/separatist movement.

However any attempt to create a formal separation of Iraq will lead to a furious response from Turkey, among others and will thus increase the political isolation and marginalisation of the US in the middle east and strengthen the position of Russia, increasing Turkey’s distancing from the NATO alliance.

The arrogant forces of Empire have been dealt a fateful blow, and not a shot was fired!

Regardless of what follows this political act is precisely the right reaction to the criminal assassination of Qassem Solemaini, Abu Mahdi al Muhandis and the massacre of their colleagues in the border region.

Should the US seek to up the ante in Iraq militarily, they will lose all credibility, this is the system of government the US paid trillions and lost thousands of US citizens to install. Any attempt to re-invade Iraq now will make them the laughing stock of the whole world.

Even more so than today.

This brilliant piece explains US policy in the world and why things never improve regardless of whom is elected.

America Escalates its “Democratic” Oil War in the Near East, by Michael Hudson – The Unz Review

The latest piece from the Saker is an absolute MUST READ.

Short “intermission” of sorts with a few (apparently needed) explanations | The Vineyard of the Saker

 

Qassem Soleimani Assassinated in US Drone Strike.

Aftermath of the US attack near Baghdad International Airport that killed head of the Iranian Quds force Qassem Soleimani, 2nd in command of the Iraqi PMU Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and at least nine others in the early hours of January 3rd, 2020. (AFP)
Qassem Soleimani, a charismatic leader, a master strategist and the putative leader of the ground forces that defeated ISIS. Qassem Soleimani attends Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s (not seen) meeting with the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in Tehran, Iran on September 18, 2016. (Photo by Pool / Press Office of Iranian Supreme Leader/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

 

January 4th, 2020.

US Kills Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad Airstrike.

Iran Promises to Avenge Slain Qods Force Commander.

On January 3rd 2020 the US military- acting under the direct orders of the President, assassinated the celebrated commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Quds force Major General Qassem Solemaini near the Baghdad International Airport.

As commander of the Quds force Soleimani was responsible for directing the external operations of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps.

This entailed support and co-ordination with the forces of the “Axis of Resistance”  across the Middle East/West Asia region with affiliated and supported militant groups spanning from Pakistan and Afghanistan in the east across to Lebanon via Syria and Iraq all the way to the Mediterranean,plus Gaza and Yemen to the south.

Qassem Soleimani photographed with Shia militia members in Aleppo, mid October 2015.

A short checklist of Qassem Soleimani’s major achievements:

Assisted the Lebanese Hezbollah militia evict the Israeli military from southern Lebanon in 2000 and repulse further Israeli aggression in 2006.

Played a central and crucial role supporting and co-coordinating the military operations of the Governments of Syria and Iraq in their successful battles to destroy ISIS.

Supported the Yemeni Houthi party in their successful struggle against the Saudi aggression against their nation.

This track record of success made Qassem Soleimani a hero to millions and a despised enemy of both the Zionists and the “garden variety” imperialists of the West, intertwined as they are.

It is believed that Israel made at least one attempt on his life in recent years.

By God’s Grace, Quds Force Commander Hajj Qassem Suleimani Survives US-‘Israeli’-Saudi Assassination Attempt In Iraq’s Salahuddine | Mouqawamah Music

The Response.

In the immediate aftermath of the attack the Supreme Leader of Iran vowed to avenge the death stating that “a severe retaliation awaits the criminals who painted their corrupt hands with his and his martyred companions’ blood last night.” (Source)

Therefore a cataclysmic broader armed conflict between the US and Iran now seems all but inevitable.

A day later the statement of the Iranian leader seems imprudent. The US has been seeking to destroy the government of Iran for decades, a direct attack on US interests in the region may enable this long-standing plot to come to fruition.

False Flags Ahoy!

The understandably bellicose statement from the Iranian leader mean that any of Iran’s many enemies merely have to attack an object belonging to the US anywhere in the world and the US will have the pretext that it craves to directly attack Iran.

In reality the initial response from Iran and her allies is to recognise that the attack in Baghdad was primarily a violation of Iraqi sovereignty. The US has killed a senior figure in the Iraqi military structure while purporting to be in Iraq at the request of the Iraqi government to support them in the fight against ISIS.

The killing of the senior Popular Mobilisation Forces leader Abu Mahdi al Muhandis is thus an even more egregious violation than the killing of the far more celebrated Solemaini.

Abu Mahdi al Muhandis the slain deputy of the Iraqi PMF, arguably the ground force most responsible for ISIS’ defeat..

As the Saker points out in his analysis of the situation, the first course of action should be for the government of Iraq to evict the US military from their nation.

Soleimani murder: what could happen next?, by The Saker

This should be done in a legal and transparent manner. The Iraqi parliament needs to formally vote to reject the ongoing US military presence in their nation.

If the US then fails to accede to the request of the Iraqi parliament, Iraqi forces would have no choice but to seek to forcefully evict the Americans.

But it must be hoped that it doesn’t come to that. Too many lives have already been lost on all sides.

As far as justifications go, none ring more empty than revenge, but many will claim that if such a flagrant violation is allowed to go unpunished, even greater crimes may follow. So the motivation for a response would be to restore deterrence.

World War 3?

The chances of either Russia or China becoming directly involved in armed conflict with the United States should open war break out are all but zero.

The chain of escalation initiated by the US may well lead to a major regional war, it may well lead to events that see oil prices skyrocket and crash the global economy but the chances of open global war involving the great powers are infinitesimal.

Neither Russia nor China have any interest in confronting the US directly, certainly not over Iran. Should a war break out they will seek to end the conflict in the UN and failing that may offer limited behind the scenes assistance to Iran.

It must be remembered that these powers are self-interested and they understand that every act of aggression only hastens the US loss of credibility in the world, de-facto boosting their own position without their having to lift a finger.

The US Government.

The reckless actions of the US government are not in the interests of the people of the United States or anywhere else. At this point it is clear that behind all the rhetoric to the contrary, a hopelessly compromised Israeli-Saudi asset sits in the White house.

The fact that the President chose to “celebrate” the extrajudicial murder of Qassem Soleimani by tweeting an image of the US flag was particularly galling.

It is likely that the event that triggered the current bout of escalation was not the attack by persons unknown on a US military base near Kirkuk on December 27th that left one US mercenary dead and four soldiers lightly wounded, but rather the naval exercises conducted by Russia, China and Iran starting on the same date in the Gulf of Oman and Indian Ocean.

China, Russia and Iran begin joint naval drills

As the unipolar moment that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union passes, the US feels compelled to over-assert itself- like a middle aged man buying a sports car as a sign of undiminished virility.

But the ill-considered and reckless nature of these actions-massacring anti-ISIS forces in the Syria Iraq border region along with the latest atrocity, only hastens the decline.

Israel.

From Israel’s point of view there is a desperate need to “pump the Rube” before he goes bankrupt. While Israel has a strong relationship with both Russia and China, there is zero chance that either of those states will ever enjoy the type of relationship that Israel does with the US.

So if a major power is to be utilised to achieve the Israeli goal of destroying the Islamic Republic of Iran, they absolutely must achieve this before the US is comprehensively superseded by China and Russia.

Russia has already achieved a military technological advantage over the US and China is arguably a more influential economic power also.

The Prospects of US Success.

The arrival of Trump, clueless, presumably hopelessly compromised by his 15 plus year “friendship” with Jeffrey Epstein and even longer association with Ghislaine Maxwell in the White House sees them possibly on the verge of achieving what only four years ago seemed an impossible dream.

That’s not to suggest that there is a realistic prospect of the US actually invading Iran, such an operation is well beyond their military capabilities.

Their hope is that the combination of aerial bombing, sanctions and other hardships inflicted upon the Iranian people will enable a more pliant leadership to be installed in Iran.

A similar plot succeeded in 1953, when the CIA overthrew the moderate nationalist and democratically elected Iranian Prime Minister Mossadegh and replaced him with the puppet ruler the Shah, largely because Mossadegh’s policies threatened the interests of major Western oil companies.

It is not realistic that a similar scenario will succeed today, but the United States and Israel simply cannot tolerate independent nations in the middle east region, let alone those that are openly defiant-and will therefore strive to achieve this regardless of the human suffering inflicted on the world by these efforts.

The murder of Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al Muhadis and their colleagues may be the most dangerous step they have taken on this path, but it will not be the last.

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