Obama’s “Hudna”: U.S.-Backed Militias Fighting Each Other, Not Islamic State

ByPamela Geller on February 23, 2016

Details of a cease-fire in Syria’s civil war are nearly settled, Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Sunday in Amman, pronouncing that a pause in the fighting could occur within “hours” if all sides put into practice what they have agreed upon in principle.

Interchangeably using the terms “cease-fire,” “cessation of hostilities” and “hudna” – an Arabic word for a truce or a quieting of battle – Kerry said he and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov have been working around the clock on “modalities” for implementing the agreement…..(here)

Buffoonery coupled with equivalent parts treachery: Obama’s Secretary of State declared yesterday that “a hudna is possible over the course of these next hours.” Such evil stupidity is without match.

A hudna is a military tactic in Islam. It is a “tactical pause intended only for rearmament, a temporary respite in the war between Islamic forces and non-Islamic forces.”

The authoritative Islamic Encyclopedia (London, 1922) defines hudna as a “temporary treaty” which can be approved or abrogated by Islamic religious leaders, depending on whether or not it serves the interests of Islam; a hudna cannot last for more than 10 years.

Dr. Andrew Bostom writes, “Pace Kerry’s blathering stupidity, a compelling illustration of how well the U.S. Department of State once understood the true nature of jihad, and the related concept of a “hudna”—a tactical armistice for the advantage of the Muslims—as a normative Islamic institution—circa 1880….” Read the rest here.

The cease-fire does not include ISIS. That’s like a marriage without a bride. I am sure Putin is not taking his marching orders from President Obama, either. This is all so embarrassingly absurd. Perhaps the cease-fire will apply to the US-backed jihadis that are fighting each other?

“Report: U.S.-Backed Militias Fighting Each Other, Not Islamic State,” Breitbart, February 23, 2016 (thanks to Claude):

The Kurdish militia known as the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and rebel opposition forces are reportedly fighting each other in the small Syrian town of Marea, north of Aleppo.

Both groups are backed by the United States.

“President Barack Obama’s confused strategy in Syria means towns are now being fought over by different US-backed groups,” reports The Telegraph.

The YPG is the armed wing of the of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) that controls large swathes of northern Syria and is considered a terrorist group by Turkey, a U.S. NATO ally.

“It is not new to say that the war in Syria has become a complex mess, spiraling out of control. Analysts – and many American diplomats who have left the administration, some in disgust – say that the mess is a consequence of President Obama’s decision to support the rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad, but only half-heartedly,” reports The Telegraph.

Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., rubs his faces as he listens to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speak during his confirmation hearing to become the next top diplomat, replacing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kerry is likely to face friendly questioning on a smooth path to approval before the committee he has served on for 28 years and led for the past four. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., rubs his faces as he listens to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speak during his confirmation hearing to become the next top diplomat, replacing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kerry is likely to face friendly questioning on a smooth path to approval before the committee he has served on for 28 years and led for the past four. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

“He sent in weapons to support the rebels – including in Marea. But he also refused to confront Russia and the regime, who had far more weapons, leaving the rebels lightly armed sitting ducks,” it adds. “Then he also decided to support the Kurds.”

The Telegraph goes on to note that the Obama administration wanted the Syrian Kurds to fight the Islamic State (ISIL/ISIS), but they also took on anyone who prevented the establisment of a Kurdish state in northern Syria.

“That now means rebel areas like Marea, north of Aleppo, which is between that mini-state’s western and eastern halves,” adds the report. “As a result, the town is being fought over by two western proxies.”

A “cessation of hostilities” negotiated in Munich, Germany, between the United States, Russia, and other parties was supposed to begin on Friday, but the fighting continued in Marea and everywhere else in Syria.

Rebels in Marea are now fighting ISIS, the Bashar al-Assad regime, Russian bombers, and the YPG, points out The Telegraph.

The YPG has been linked to to the leftist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has been designated a terrorist group by the United States and some of its Western allies.

“Despite that designation, the YPG’s strength comes in part from its backing from the United States, which gave it air support in its bitter and eventually successful defence against [ISIL] of the border town of Kobane,” reports the The Telegraph.

“But as the YPG attacks rebel-held areas north of Aleppo it is also fighting the very rebel groups who two years ago drove [ISIL] out of western Syria, and who still face off against it just two miles east of Marea,” it adds.

Last week, rebel forces in Marea were reportedly forced to fight ISIS and the YPG at the same time.

“If Marea falls – to either the YPG or [ISIL] – it would be a disaster for its embattled inhabitants, but also for the US,” explains The Telegraph. “For they were at the heart of attempts by the western and Gulf opponents of the Assad regime to build a united opposition.”

Turkey, a U.S. NATO ally, opposes a Kurdish mini-state in northern Syria, along its border. It considers the YPG and the PKK terrorist groups.

“It is quite extraordinary that Obama administration policy seems to be favoring a Kurdish militia group that is incontrovertibly linked to the terrorism-designated PKK over and above a fellow Nato ally, Turkey,” reportedly said Charles Lister, an analyst who has been involved in European-sponsored negotiations with a wide array of rebel forces.

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  • Millionmileman

    Now the man who is a stain on America wants to close the “Roach Motel.”


  • Rick Smith

    Clueless, know nothing, morons.

  • farflung

    If I were to pick the most gullible, dumb, mentally challenged man in the world, this would be the first idiot to come up on google. Supposedly had a purple heart which is dubious, testified before congress early seventies then threw his metals away. Kerry the numbnuts would not qualify for a lesbian circle jerk.

  • Borum

    Exactly what Obama wants
    Under the guise of fighting ISIS
    He is actually supporting ISIS By killing off those who oppose ISIS

  • Beagle

    “…NATO ally, Turkey…”
    — —
    Ha-ha! Ally? That’s rich.

    Oh, he’s serious?

  • Robert Half

    Our so-called “leaders” would do well to read “The Guns of August” and “The Proud Tower” for some repeated historical gaffes and errors of major tragedies now coming upon us. Oh, wait, Obama ordered a “Fundamental Change,” so it’s no wonder John Kerry, the quintessential liar before Congress during the Viet Nam War, would be his shining star in this perversion of government. Once a liar, always a liar, and this maniac, who bestowed a Muslim groom upon his innocent daughter, simply denies the historical record of how Islam has been trying for 1,400 years to conquer the west by the sword. Now, Obama (formerly Barry Soetoro) a disfigured representative of the American Dream, perverts our nation with Muslim bias in place of law and the natural order. Liberals, you have brought it on yourselves via abortions, birth controls, divorces, godless civil “marriages,” pandemic STD’s, relentless injection of rock ‘n roll into our ears whenever we go shopping, divisions galore of the family via the TV, the radio, the internet, the XBox, the IPhone, the IPad, the laptop, so that one can hardly communicate in real time and in reality with anyone of their blood line, so enraptured are we by the seductions of satan’s media.

    Isaias Chapter 10

    Woe to the makers of wicked laws. The Assyrian shall be a rod for punishing Israel: but for their pride they shall be destroyed: and a remnant of Israel saved.

    10:1. Woe to them that make wicked laws: and when they write, write injustice:

    10:2. To oppress the poor in judgment, and do violence to the cause of the humble of my people: that widows might be their prey, and that they might rob the fatherless.

    10:3. What will you do in the day of visitation, and of the calamity which cometh from afar? to whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory?

    10:4. That you be not bowed down under the bond, and fall with the slain? In all these things his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

    10:5. Woe to the Assyrian, he is the rod and the staff of my anger, and my indignation is in their hands.

    10:6. I will send him to a deceitful nation, and I will give him a charge against the people of my wrath, to take away the spoils, and to lay hold on the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.

    10:7. But he shall not take it so, and his heart shall not think so: but his heart shall be set to destroy, and to cut off nations not a few.

    See how prophetic God’s Mind is? Here it comes ladies!


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  • Mahou Shoujo

    American foreign policy and lack of diplomacy under the democrats, is a standing international joke. There will be a horrible mess to clean up once the dhimmi’s and dimwits are replaced after the next election.

  • Bernadet Rodakowski

    This is tawid – I think. There was an excellent documentary about this and how people (many children) memorize the Koran from all over the Islamic world, then converge in Saudi Arabia for an annual contest.

    “By Heart: A Documentary on the Holy Qu’ran” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5DqElTUnH4

  • billwhit

    Seems like Hussein and Kerry are backing all the groups besides Assad’s and Russian Military! Both Hussein & Kerry are two of the worst people to have leading anything, much less a war effort! They both are epic failures in all they have endeavored and remember, President of the United States of America is the first job that Queen B. Hussein Obama has ever had in his entire life!

    • Milton D Beattie


      I’ve been advocating the even violent removal of the infil-Traitor for a few years now, since his treason was clear when he blamed Assad for his own Rebel’s Gassings.

      USA. You the People are accountable for your employee and to remove any that is working against you with your wealth honor and blood.

      If Obama is doing this….YOU are guilty with him if you are not calling and acting for his Removal and at the least imprisonment.

      • billwhit

        That is not how the process works, but I know what you are trying to say. Believe me, if We, the People could remove the Islamic Pig ourselves, we would, but that would mean resorting to civil war, which is the last thing we want! It is the responsibility of Congress, the elected Representatives of each state, who’s job it is to do what their people want, but as is evident the last few decades, Congress now works for itself, not for We, the People. I am confident that once Trump is in office, he will start investigations into the corruption of many politicians and finally, criminals will get what is coming to them. Otherwise, the only other way is thru Civil War, and if that happens, yes, we will cleanse our Nation of the scum, but it will also be total chaos for ages to come.

  • joe1429

    The Russians laugh at Lurch!

    • Milton D Beattie

      The Russians are the only ones doing any good there.

      God Bless them and God Liberate USA and the Whitehouse of the ISIS/Brothehood Operative. And Ideally BEFORE the election.