Saturday, December 05, 2015

A Vancouver Woman's War on ISIS

46-year old Hanna Bohman of Vancouver is in Iraq fighting alongside Kurdish women soldiers against ISIS forces. She's got her own opinions of the guys she's shooting at.

From her experience of fighting the extremist group, Ms Bohman said the West's perception of Isis as a powerful force is misleading.

"They're not some giant, holy juggernaut of ultimate damnation for unbelievers," she told Business Insider.

"They’re just a bunch of filthy, mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging pigs who run away at the first sign of resistance."

"Really nothing more than a thorn in the side."

..."It's not what people expect," she told Business Insider. "We're not constantly locked in a life or death battle with bullets and mortars flying back and forth."

She also said the most pressing issue was not Isis itself, but who Isis works for.

Ms Bohman said the extremist terrorist cell was working in part for President Erdogan of Turkey, who she said wanted the terrorists to eliminate the Kurdish "threat" to Turkey's national sovereignty.

"It's Turkey's genocidal Erdogan...who will eventually turn Turkey into a dictatorship while trying to kill off the Kurds," she told Business Insider.

I wonder how many F-18s Ms. Bohman is worth. More than you might imagine, I expect.


LeDaro said...

Turkey screwed up when it shot down Russian fighter jet. Rest is baloney. This sectarian war has been started by CIA and Mosaad so that Israel may continue taking Palestinian/Arab land to build its settlements while rest of the Middle East is engulfed in sectarian war.

Anonymous said...

Difficult call; she is still mercenary a soldier of fortune Blackwater et al.

Anonymous said...

If you have been absorbing the news from Turkey since Erdogan came on the scene years ago, it's been plain to see the world had another budding demagogue. The EU has dreamt up dozens of reasons why Turkey is not up to snuff to join, not least the treatment of Armenians, secret police, the whole right wing police state apparatus, the hatred of Kurds shared with Saddam. It's just not civilized, old boy, the bureaucrats have so far deemed. Thank goodness.

The US by way of thanking the Turks for allowing their missiles to be stationed on the Russian border for years has promoted the establishment of factories. Ford Transit Connects for worldwide consumption for an example. check your VIN. All the Canada Post ones tootling about.

Erdogan cancelled the June election his party lost, whipped up some fear and loathing and won a snap election just one month ago. Slapping Putin in the chops was just a bit of bold swagger for his adoring population. Ahem. Yes, he's deluded.

For all these reasons and many more, I tend to think this woman is correct. She is wrong about one thing. Erdogan is already de facto dictater, my term for dangerous autocrats.

Now all the EU has to do is expel Hungary; the man in charge there is also a dictater, running a domestic fear show.

The Mound of Sound said...

@ LD. I think you're reaching a bit to contend the Syrian civil war is a cover for Israel to steal Palestinian territory. Have you got anything at all to support that theory?

The Mound of Sound said...

@ Anon 7:12. I've tried to check out your suggestion that she's working for Blackwater but that's not what I'm reading. Do you have anything to back up your claim?

The Mound of Sound said...

! Anon 12:21. Agreed. This conflict has put a spotlight on Erdogan. He's no longer flying beneath the West's radar and his complicity in the misery underway in Syria stands exposed.

It's a valuable lesson in what it can mean when a NATO member goes rogue. That's one of the reasons I opposed NATO's promiscuous expansion into Eastern Europe. Why let newcomers in unless you're absolutely willing to get embroiled in an Article 5 war for them?

Anonymous said...

I did not mean to say that Bohman was an employee of Blackwater only that she is no different than Blackwaters employees.
We cannot condemn others for using legionnaires if we accept there use when it is to our conscience.
We cannot blur the line between regular troops and mercenaries , if we do how about the opposition?

Jay Farquharson said...

Volenteer soldiers are a very different animal than a paid mercenary.