Don’t Worry, Whatever It Is We’re Doing in the Middle East, It’s Totally Not a ‘War’


Sara Boboltz - The Huffington Post

30 Sep 2014 – The U.S. and its coalition partners have thus far carried out hundreds of airstrikes in Iraq and Syria in an effort to destroy the Islamic State. Some members of the coalition, most recently the UK, have committed to airstrikes against targets in Iraq, while others have sent weapons and trained personnel to assist moderate rebels in Syria. Meanwhile, the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, continues to recruit members with violent ideologies and is attempting to expand its control over large swaths of Iraq and Syria.

Yet the Obama administration has maintained that the U.S. is not “at war.” Indeed, the country hasn’t officially declared war on any nation or organization since entering World War II over 70 years ago. Of course, that doesn’t mean the U.S. hasn’t engaged in a number of extended military operations, including the widely criticized war in Iraq. Administration officials may be wary of potential parallels to that conflict as they consider how to label their campaign against the Islamic State.

While it’s true that some officials have been willing to concede that the country is “at war” in an abstract sense, overall the administration has been reluctant to admit that the current campaign constitutes a war.

So while the U.S. may not be at war, at least technically speaking, officials are floundering to come up with a good way to describe what’s going on. The country is, in fact, engaged in a prolonged military operation in partnership with an international coalition to provide counterterrorism assistance to global partners against the Islamic State.

But not war. Make sense?

This article has been updated to more accurately reflect comments by administration officials.

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2 Responses to “Don’t Worry, Whatever It Is We’re Doing in the Middle East, It’s Totally Not a ‘War’”

  1. satoshi says:

    Two comments here as follows:



    At a Hollywood studio, movie actors are playing a war game according to the scenario. Even if they are using real military weapons, and even if some of them die because of that, nobody says that it is a war. They are shooting a war movie.

    It seems that the US government decided to shoot a war movie outside the United States, such as in the Middle East. And actually the US government is shooting a war movie now. They invite CNN, BBC and almost all major mass media to the movie site. The war game movie is realistic because they are using real military weapons and some of the actors actually die because of that. Nonetheless, it is a show; it is a war game show. They are conducting a “show business”, consuming military weapons and human lives.

    Besides, many of these actors, if not all, were trained by a “prestigious moving acting school”, called CIA, which is financing other affiliating acting schools as well.

    Let us remember President Obama’s statement again:

    “Don’t worry. Whatever it is we’re doing in the Middle East, it’s totally not a ‘War’.” (US President Barack Obama)



    I posted the following comment on the TMS last week. Allow me to post it again here. Check the YouTube videos of the following titles, among many others.

    • ISIS Funded by U.S. to Expand Military Industrial Complex!

    • ISIS EXPOSED 100% AS CIA OPERATION: “The Next Bin Laden is Here” – Don’t Be Fooled

    • Busted! U.S. Trained ISIS At Secret Jordan Base!

    • ISIS: Creation Of The CIA

    • Rand Paul Exposes Obama Backing ISIS


    • Rand Paul: U.S. Is Funding ISIS Allies, ‘Libya Is Basically a Jihadist Wonderland’:

    • The Covert Origins of ISIS

    • US General Admits American Involved In ISIS Creation

    • ‘US fighting alongside ISIS’: Direct American role in strengthening jihadists?

    • Obama Administration Funds Terrorists [ISIS-Muslim Brotherhood]

    • ISIS is another CIA funded group to get into Syria and Iran .

    • ‘It’s Madness! US opposes ISIS in Iraq, supports them in Syria’

    • Israel, UK & US intelligence agency created ISIS, reveals Snowden

    • U.S. Funding al-Qaeda to Attack ISIS?! Proxy World War 3


  2. satoshi says:


    Some more relevant YouTube videos:

    In addition, many relevant reading materials, including reports, blogs and more, are available on many websites and in the hard copy media.

    • ISIS = Puppet of CIA and Military Industrial Complex

    • Former Navy SEAL: Military Industrial Complex Is Keeping Us In State Of Eternal War

    • Iran Exposes ISIS! Top Commander Says It’s Supported by US, Israel and KSA!

    • US Empire fueled by military industrial complex

    • POWERFUL speech about the Military Industrial Complex & US Imperialism (Graphic Content)

    • Alex Jones: Military Industrial Complex has declared war on the US

    • ISIS Is American Funded Thru Syria And They Are Coming For Us

    • Profits From Syrian Airstrikes Will Churn Your Stomach

    • Surprise! America’s Allies are Funding ISIS

    • U.S. Senators : We’ve been funding ISIS all the time.

    • Was Putin Right About West Funding ISIS?

    • Military Industrial Complex Explained

    • ISIS Completely Fabricated Enemy by USA- Says Former CIA contractor Steven Kelley

    • Webster Tarpley: US spreading terror across Pakistan to create scenario for War

    • War Is Good for Corporations: Amy Goodman on Why the Media Is Corrupt, East Timor, Selling Weapons

    • AMERICA is PREPARING for More EVIL & FALSE FLAG ATTACKS in 2014 / 2015 – Are You Prepared?

    • Obama Arms, Funds, and Supports Hamas, ISIS, Al Qaeda, The Taliban, and The Syrian REBELS…

    • ISIL fabricated by US!: Former CIA contractor

    • A military operation against ISIS is no solution.! (Adnan Oktar)

    • Ron Paul: Government Is A Bigger Threat To Our Liberties Than ISIS

    • ISIS Inc.: Glossy PR, annual reports as jihadists aim to boost image, raise funding

    • ISIS Who Are They? And Who’s Funding Them?

    • War Is Good for Corporations: Amy Goodman on Why the Media Is Corrupt, East Timo

    • ISIS By The Numbers: How The Group Funds Terror

    • Why The West Will Ally With ISIS Break Down! 08/14/2014

    • CNN: United States Armed ISIS in Syria? – 6.23.14

    • Who Is The Muslim Brotherhood ISIS and Alqaida and Who Funds Them

    • Introduction to Government Sponsored Terror Pt 1

    • Sources of ISIS Funding – Iraq

    • The Truth about ISIS and Statue of Liberty (ISIS) and Freemasonry

    • Iraq Update ISIS Terrorist were TRAINED by the U S in 2012 to overthrow Assad now Backfires

    • How the U.S. Concocted a Terror Threat to Justify Syria Strikes, and the Corporate Media Went Along

    • Truth behind ISIS – America & Illuminati Are Using Isis to Complete ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT


    • Where Does ISIS Get Its Money?

    • America trained to ISIS