After the retreat from Mosul in 2014 by the Iraqi army, the National Mobilization Force (a.k.a. Popular Mobilization Force) was created. They are mostly Sunni Arab Bedouins.Firestarter wrote:Kelley also registered as a foreign agent for the National Mobilization Force, a Turkish-backed militia fighting ISIS in Syria. Documents filed with the DoJ show Kelley was paid $90,000 to “convey the views” of the armed group to Congress: https://apnews.com/ce90066b4e20483da79adf21910da0c7
The 4,000-man strong National Mobilization Force was founded by former Governor Atheel al-Nujaifi, who is controversial in Iraq and seen as a puppet for Turkey. In 2015, he was removed from his post by the Iraqi parliament.
His brother, Osama al-Nujaifi, is Iraq’s former vice president and parliament speaker.
Al-Nujaifi claimed that Baghdad was deaf to the Sunni pleas, and went straight to Washington. In 2014, Nujaifi paid a consultant firm $300,000 for three months of “work”.
In 2015, Hillary Clinton outlined her plan to fight ISIS, and called for the US to “lay the foundation for a second Sunni Awakening”.
In February 2016, Atheel al-Nujaifi signed a six-month, $90,000 contract with lobbyist Robert Kelley to represent the National Mobilization Force.
In the spring of 2015, Nujaifi stated in a speech at the Brookings Institution:
Nujaifi and others claim to support a unified Iraq, with a more pronounced federalism. Is this only a vanity project that will split Iraq into pieces?You may ask what is our vision after liberation? We need autonomy as a part of a strong federal Iraq.
According to former US ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan Ryan Crocker “Islamic State is a symptom. It is not a cause”.
Aaron Stein stated “They’re using the anti-ISIS fight as a means with which to strengthen their argument”: http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/ ... n-lobbyist
According to US State Department sources, most of the mercenaries of the National Mobilization Force are former Baathist military officers or policemen who left Mosul when ISIS took over. An elite group of 200 of these (4,000) fighters has been trained by US and Turkish military advisers.
Al-Nujaifi outlined the three needed steps to take Mosul:
Strangely Al-Nujaifi claimed that after ISIS (a.k.a. Islamic State and Daesh) took over Mosul with predominately Sunni Arabs, first some 400,000 people left, but then as many as 700,000 new residents moved in to an approximate population of 1.9 million: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/201 ... -plan-to-/First we need to be just outside the city so that we can have physical contact with people.
Second, we need financing.
Third, we need amnesty for the fighters after the fight, which means that if they fight for us, they will not be prosecuted for crimes done before ISIS. Some of them may be wanted for something done in 2003 or 2005.
Maybe this mean that hundreds of thousands of Iraqis are so disgusted by the Iraqi puppet government, that they rather go to an ISIS-controlled area...
It looks like the George Soros backed Human Rights Watch (HRW) makes propaganda for the Sunni National Mobilization Force.
Since 2014, mostly Shi’a militias have taken over the role of the Iraqi army in the fight against ISIS. By March 2015, they were some 70,000-120,000 fighters strong.
In August 2014, HRW claimed that after Shi’a militias beat back ISIS and took back the Sunni populated city of Amerli, “they burned and destroyed thousands of buildings in dozens of predominately Sunni villages in the Amerli area”: http://natoassociation.ca/the-enemy-of- ... -militias/
Isn’t it strange how since 2009 the predecessor of Drone Aviation Corp was a complete failure in business and suddenly become very successful after they bribed Michael Flynn?Firestarter wrote:Drone Aviation paid Flynn a $36,000 annual salary and awarded him 100,000 shares of restricted stock. The company later won a $400,000 Defense Department contract.
The Lighter Than Air Systems was founded in 2009, and after losing much of its value, was sold in 2013 to World Surveillance Group. Then it was sold to Drone Aviation Corp, all the while having Kevin Hess and Felicia Hess on its board of directors: http://www.nanalyze.com/2015/10/drone-a ... th-a-past/
The White Canvas Group helped Flynn in the consultancy lobbying for Inovo BV.
On 5 December 2016, the Trump campaign paid $200,000 for “data management services” to Colt Ventures, a venture-capital firm that is an investor in VizSense, founded by Dallas investor Darren Blanton. Blanton later served as adviser to Trump’s transition and frequently met Stephen K. Bannon.
According to lawyer Daniel Petalas, who served as the FEC’s acting general counsel and head of enforcement:
Social-media company VizSense was started in 2015 by Jon Iadonisi with Tim Newberry as a spin off from their White Canvas consultancy firm.A venture-capital company is certainly a strange entity for a campaign to be making an expenditure to, and I would want to look further to assess whether it was it an appropriate recipient.
White Canvas has received numerous Pentagon contracts, including nearly $150,000 in 2016 from the Navy. Iadonisi has been a close associate of Michael Flynn for some time and the Flynn Intel Group rented space from White Canvas Group, and shared an office in Alexandria.
In August 2016, the same month the Inovo contract was signed, Newberry temporarily became chief executive of FIG Cyber, a unit of Flynn Intel Group. White Canvas Group was paid a total of $15,000 on “10/05/2016” and “12/16/2016” for the Inovo assignment. It appears to have been Newberry, chief executive of the White Canvas Group, who did the “Public open source research” (is that just a fancy name for an internet search?): https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics ... story.html