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War Propaganda Begins: UK Airstrikes Hit Already ‘Obliterated’ Syrian Oil Field

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posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 07:27 AM
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I came across this news item last night whilst browsing.

To summarize, the RAF, immediately after being given the green light by Downing Street, sent the bombers into Syria and bombed a previously "obliterated" target. Was it just for the sake of bombing something, anything, to give the media something to report and for Cameron to feel good about himself?


Just over a month ago on Friday 23rd October 2015, The Express reported the following obliteration of an ‘ISIS held’ oil field by a Russian and American attack:

‘The terrorists’ oil field in eastern Syria – part of a half a billion dollar crude industry for the group – was obliterated in a day of bombing conducted by both Russia and the US-led coalition.

US operations officer Major Michael Filanowski told reporters in Baghdad the Omar oil field was blitzed, heavily damaging the lucrative funding source for ISIS.


21stcenturywire.com...

All well and good. Yaaaaaay! Wave the flags and rejoice, another ISIS target obliterated by bombing.

Oh wait a minute..... more to come:


Now, The Express is reporting that the commencing British airstrike action has “destroyed” the same oil field:

‘Four Tornados took off from RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus just an hour after MPs voted in favour of launching airstrikes in the war-torn country. The jets struck targets in the Omar oil field in Eastern Syria, dealing a “real blow” to the death cult, also known as Daesh.‘


So, we valiantly went in and dropped bombs on a previously obliterated target?

Links below to the Express articles, first from the 23rd October, and the 2nd from December 3rd.

www.express.co.uk...

www.express.co.uk...

So, it rather begs the question, what are we doing there? Who supplied the target list to Downing Street and did they think nobody would notice the target(s) were already destroyed? Still, those bombs / missiles are gonna need to be replaced, so the stock portfolios are probably looking better each and every day!




posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 07:34 AM
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Could they have been rebuilt and attacked again?



posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 07:42 AM
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originally posted by: Raggedyman
Could they have been rebuilt and attacked again?


In a month?
I highly doubt it, not without heavy machinery and the specialist parts required for such an operation.



posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 07:47 AM
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So a single news blog with an opinion makes everything else propaganda?

According to MOD the targets were wellheads. Oil fields tend to have many wellheads in my experience. The oilfield in question is quite big, so will have a large number of the said.
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posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 08:03 AM
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originally posted by: Britguy

originally posted by: Raggedyman
Could they have been rebuilt and attacked again?


In a month?
I highly doubt it, not without heavy machinery and the specialist parts required for such an operation.


Well maybe it was being rebuilt so they had a crack at stopping them, destroy machinery and eqpt

I don't know why or what happened, just assume that if the western forces dry up the cash flow



posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 08:05 AM
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a reply to: Britguy

A bit of truth to both sides of this debate. Yes, it was a simple token gesture to kick off Britain's entrance. Nice safe target where nothing could go wrong. Staged, undoubtedly.

I expect there was some further damage that could be done.

Predictable, reminds me of the colonialists' banal blowing the African coastal cliffs to pieces scene in "Heart of Darkness".

Whited Sepulchre!



posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 08:12 AM
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originally posted by: paraphi
So a single news blog with an opinion makes everything else propaganda?

According to MOD the targets were wellheads. Oil fields tend to have many wellheads in my experience. The oilfield in question is quite big, so will have a large number of the said.


The news blog simply reports the MSM pieces with an opinion. If the MSM pieces seem at odds, it's worthy of some thoughtful analysis and discussion.
After all, it's no different from the politicians doing the same thing. Much like Cameron and his fantasy based "70,000 rebels ready to fight ISIS" opinion. Thorough nonsense that even the MoD advised him against voicing, but he used it anyway.

If you want to talk about propaganda, then you need look no further than anything coming out of the White House, Whitehall or NATO HQ.


As for the news itself, the oil field was reported as "obliterated" in October. Well heads are many indeed but you just don't go up and turn the tap on!

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posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 08:14 AM
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As soon as this was reported I thought "why the hell haven't the US bombed it already?". It didn't pass the sense test. In addition it was clear that the UK will bomb exceptional "safe" targets, ie ones without civilians, until such time as this is no longer news.

To hear that it was already bombed in October comes as no surprise. I would love to hear the spin on this when this gets out if it ever does.

By the way, Paraphi, I checked the internet there are numerous references to this bombing in October including Arab news agencies.



posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 09:14 AM
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As we have learned bombing only knocks them about for a couple of weeks. They have moved on to more primitive methods that requires only labor and steel. The same things the Germans did in WW2. It is not nearly as productive but, they can be producing again within a couple of weeks. So yes they have to keep hitting the fields over and over.



posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 09:18 AM
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Maybe there was an infestation of Camel spiders! Damn I'd be bombing the heck out of them too.




posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 11:48 AM
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From a satire news site which hits the nail on the head

RAF to look for any unbombed bits of Syria

DAVID Cameron has called on Britain to flatten the last remaining bumpy bits of Syria. Making his case for British airstrikes against ISIS, the prime minister told the House of Commons there was an outside lavatory 15 miles from Aleppo that still has its roof attached.

He added: “It stands there, being a toilet, brazenly defying our values. If not now, when?” The prime minster then listed seven other small buildings across Syria that remain structurally sound, including a newsagent, a car wash and a fruit kiosk that could be sheltering up 20,000 ISIS maniacs.

He added: “We have learned the lessons of Iraq. Too many buildings were left standing in Iraq. And it was in those buildings that ISIS was formed. “We will only bring peace to the Middle East when all the buildings have been destroyed and everyone has to stand around in the street.”

Meanwhile, Cameron has not ruled out sending troops to Syria to jump up and down on any small bits of the country still sticking out of the ground in a campaign codenamed ‘Operation Snooker Table’.


The Daily Mash



posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 12:05 PM
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a reply to: Britguy

You have to wonder if there are any more targets left to obliterate. With the U.S., Russia, France and the UK bombing Syria, I'm sure ISIS is hiding among the population. Without ground forces, how does anyone expect to wipe out ISIS. We just can't bomb innocent civilians to get a few ISIS among them.



posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 12:26 PM
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This is part of Operation Tidal Wave II. The aim is not to create an environmental disaster but to target specific infrastructure. It is an ongoing campaign that has been briefed for weeks now by the US.


The revamped plan for attacking the oil-production sites comes after weeks of intense study of eight major fields — Omar, Tanak, El Isbah, Sijan, Jafra, Azraq, Barghooth and Abu Hardan — to determine how to inflict more financial pain on the Islamic State, American officials said.

Instead of putting the group’s oil-production capability out of action for days, the new goal is to knock out specific installations for six months to a year, the officials said. This involves targeting fuel oil separators and elements of pumping stations at sites in Islamic State-controlled areas of Deir el-Zour, a city on the Euphrates River near the eastern border with Iraq.





While the American-led air campaign has conducted periodic airstrikes against oil refineries and other production facilities in eastern Syria that the group controls, the organization’s engineers have been able to quickly repair damage, and keep the oil flowing, American officials said. The Obama administration has also balked at attacking the Islamic State’s fleet of tanker trucks — its main distribution network — fearing civilian casualties.

But now the administration has decided to increase the attacks and focus on inflicting damage that takes longer to fix or requires specially ordered parts, American officials said.

The first evidence of the new strategy came on Oct. 21, when B-1 bombers and other allied warplanes hit 26 targets in the Omar oil field, one of the two largest oil-production sites in all of Syria. American military analysts estimate the Omar field generates $1.7 million to $5.1 million per month for the Islamic State. French warplanes struck another oil field nearby earlier this week.

The goal of the operation over the next several weeks is to cripple eight major oil fields, about two-thirds of the refineries and other oil-production sites controlled by the Islamic State, also called ISIS or ISIL.

“We intend to shut it all down,” Col. Steven H. Warren, a military spokesman in Baghdad, said in an email on Thursday.



www.nytimes.com...



posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 12:32 PM
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Yeah. Bit hard to keep all the stories straight. Fog of war and all that.

So anyway....



posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 12:34 PM
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Well, I came across an explanation of all this mess ... and I must say, I agree with.

Putting it short ...

The entire gameplay, is to topple assad and create an enemy called ISIS in the meantime. Then when ISIS has taken control of Assad's regime, NATO will come along to save the world from the threat.

ISIS is US/NATO's casus belli.

The reason it to take control of the oil fields and oil routes, in Syria, Lybia and Iraq.

It's theft ... and during this time, ISIS have been ensuring "oil" to leak through Turky. While they stage atrocities for the public media, to support the "casus belli" for both an ongoing bombing, the war on ISIS and ... to take control of the oil fields, and the oil routes.

It is the only thing that makes sense ...

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posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 12:46 PM
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originally posted by: yorkshirelad

To hear that it was already bombed in October comes as no surprise. I would love to hear the spin on this when this gets out if it ever does.



What you failed to do was actually research it. Why didn't you know about Operation Tidal Wave II in regards to these IS controlled oil fields? What part of not creating an environmental disaster doesn't pan out for you? The US and Coalition has been briefing Operation Tidal Wave II for months now and clearly outlined their strategy of disrupting the oil fields. That plan means continually assessing the huge oil fields and striking and re-striking as IS attempt to repair. Yes of course the oil fields could be completely obliterated but the aim is not to create an environmental disaster in doing so. So under those limitations why is it so hard to understand that the campaign will require re-strikes?



posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 12:48 PM
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a reply to: Britguy

UK, Germany, Spain, US, Denmark are there as part of a NATO stealth build up and prepardness to Block Russia from succeeding in Syria.

It wont be long until Turkey will be asked to do somethning foolish towards Russia in Syria.

Putin have ordered the IL80 dooms day plain to be ready within two weeks. I think Putin knows what US/NATO are planning. Putin is not going to move this time. Syria will be the New 60s Cuba crises, but this time it will happen Russia wont back down.


IL80 dooms day plain.
www.rt.com...

IL 80 could be ready in two weeks.
www.express.co.uk...
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posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 12:52 PM
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a reply to: bjarneorn

Add into the mix a partition plan for Syria and it all falls into place nicely. Israel gets to grab more land, sorry, I meant a military buffer zone, a new puppet in Damascus and the rape will go on.

It's telling that Cameron and his lackeys already stated a likely 3 year bombing campaign would be needed, no doubt sending up the stock prices of the miltary industry and thus the share portfolios of many a government member! After all, war is a profitable business for the men in suits who create them, but don't get to fight in them.
Unfortunately, people get blinded and suckered in every time by the rhetoric and flag waving and calls for action to keep us all safe. I wonder when those in the military are going to wake up, grow up and see through all the talk of patriotism, honour and glory, and realize they are nothing more than cannon fodder making the politicians, and their banker backers, richer than they are already.



posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 01:04 PM
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a reply to: spy66

That IL-80 Maxdome airborne command post story is ridiculous. I've noticed that it has been picked up by the doom and gloom conspiracy fear websites. What they don't tell you is that the IL-80 Maxdome first flew back in 1987 and has been the one of the mainstays of the Russian strategic airborne command post inventory. Even before that the Russians had the IL-22 as a strategic airborne command post and still do. All this is is an upgraded IL-80 new generation variant and the earlier Maxdomes are still operational. Russia having strategic airborne command posts is very old news but I get that the mindset of the die-hard fear conspiracy websites have to spin it.



posted on Dec, 6 2015 @ 01:05 PM
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originally posted by: spy66

Syria will be the New 60s Cuba crises, but this time it will happen Russia wont back down.



If Russia backs down, it's over here in the west ...

Not because NATO is bad, and not because Putin is good. But because the western leaders are rogue ... they can't stop. There is something wrong in the western hemisphere, and they've decided to go on the offensive. And they won't stop ... they are like a wild card, wild bunch ... they're like ISIS, they have a mission and won't stop at anything.

If Russia is going to win this, they're going to have to ready their nukes ... otherwise they'll have to join the west or back down. And Russians are known to back down, and I bet the US/NATO are depending on it. They're creating a western MSM "war temperament" to have the Russians know, they'll take them up on their nuclear probability ...

Ask yourself, after 22 years of war in the middle east and the US/French/Britons presence in these wars ... then WHY is there only NOW being a wave of "terror".

The ONLY answer, is to create a public awareness FOR the war in the middle east.

False flag ... makes sense.

Russian airliner down, ensure the Russians determination ... Russian fighter down, slow down the Russians in their air campaign to give western nations time to build up their presence.

Now, the Russians have no "objection" to the NWO, which means the Russians do not oppose splitting the region into Kurdistan, Sunni Irq, Shia Iraq ... Russians are willing to make a deal ...

Problem is, Russians aren't making a good enough case for their hand ...



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