E’ incredibile come l’uso delle parole possa essere deformato fino a stravolgerne il significato!
Lo aveva ben compreso Orwell, che vi segnò -su questo concetto-
molti dei suoi racconti (*)
[in specie in
(1) <<la fattoria degli animali>>: con il concetto che “tutti sono uguali” .. ma qualcuno è “più uguale” degli altri .. frase apparentemente senza significato il “più uguale” poiché o una cosa è uguale oppure è diversa, ma spiegava invece bene la deformazione possibile in ogni parola per stravolgere cosa significhi.
(2) nel racconto: <<1984>>, dove vede il futuro -era quando lo scrisse il 1948- e vede come il ministero della propaganda aveva il compito di cambiare il significato delle parole].
siamo già in una guerra a livello mondiale? http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/08/world/iraq-options/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
studio del testo della cnn.com sia in inglese che in italiano:
Washington (CNN) — [Breaking news update 8:58 a.m.]
U.S. military aircraft have conducted a strike on ISIS artillery that had been used near Irbil, Iraq, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said Friday on Twitter.
[Original story published 8:56 a.m.]
President Barack Obama on Thursday gave authorization to launch “targeted airstrikes” if needed to protect U.S. interests from fighters with the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS.
The U.S. military could also use airstrikes to intervene in a humanitarian crisis that the Islamic State is inflicting on a religious minority.
The Islamic State moved closer to U.S. interests in Iraq’s Kurdish region in the north this week, taking towns from the Kurdish fighting force, known as the Peshmerga.
Before the Islamic State’s onslaught, the region had been the most stable in Iraq and a cooperative ally of the United States. U.S. military advisers and consular personnel are stationed in the Kurdish capital, Irbil.
In an address Thursday night announcing his decision, Obama said he has directed the military to strike the militants “should they move towards the city.”
Kurdish leaders have been pleading for the United States or NATO to buttress their forces against the Islamic State from the air. The President seems to have heard their appeal.
“We do whatever is necessary to protect our people,” Obama said, adding, “We support our allies when they’re in danger.”
It is now up to the Islamic State, a senior administration official said. If it decides to approach U.S. interests, airstrikes are a “clear possibility.”
Obama: Potential ‘genocide’
U.S. airstrikes could also hit the Islamic State if militants continue to endanger the lives of thousands of ethnic Yazidis stranded in mountains by the militants’ siege.
The President and other administration officials are using the term “genocide” when referring to the situation and is already sending supplies to help the Yazidis.
Militants raided the Yazidi town of Sinjar in northern Iraq over the weekend.
Yazidis are among Iraq’s smallest minorities. They are of Kurdish descent, and their religion is considered a pre-Islamic sect that draws from Christianity, Judaism and Zoroastrianism.
Islamic State has executed people who don’t share their fanatical interpretation of Sunni Islam and posted videos of their killings to the Internet. “Convert to Islam or die” is the Islamic State’s ultimatum given to those captured.
They have also beheaded victims and placed their heads on spikes to strike terror in the population, a senior administration official said.
Christians, Shiite Muslims and Yazidis have fled from the militants’ blood-paved path.
Multitudes of harried refugees have poured into the Kurdish region and camped in and around Irbil.
When Islamist fighters stormed Sinjar, thousands fled into the surrounding mountains.
Until Thursday they were without food and water, and some children died of thirst in the Iraqi summer heat.
Before the President’s address, two U.S. military cargo planes airdropped 5,300 gallons of water and 8,000 meals onto Mount Sinjar.
U.S. forces are standing by with plenty more food and water, a senior administration official said.
Possible strike to break siege
If militants continue to surround the mountain, they may have to reckon with U.S. intervention from the air.
“When we have the unique capabilities to help avert a massacre, then I believe the United States of America cannot turn a blind eye,” Obama said. “We can act, carefully and responsibly to prevent a potential act of genocide.”
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday repeated the administration’s concerns about genocide.
The Islamic State’s “campaign of terror against the innocent, including the Yazidi and Christian minorities, and its grotesque targeted acts of violence show all the warning signs of genocide,” Kerry said Friday during a televised press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan. “The stakes for Iraq’s future could not be more clear,” and “for anyone who (needs) a wake-up call, this is it.”
Fear of U.S. ground troops
Obama brought home American forces from Iraq more than two years ago, and on Thursday, he addressed American concerns about boots on the ground there.
“As commander in chief, I will not allow the United States to be dragged into fighting another war in Iraq,” Obama said.
The administration has put the onus on the Iraqi government, which it has pushed to reform.
It wants Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s Shiite-dominated regime replaced by an ethnically more inclusive government.
Already, the Obama administration is rapidly funneling weapons to Iraqi forces. Factories in the United States are operating seven days a week to produce them, a senior administration official said.
But two Republican senators said in a statement that the President’s actions do not go far enough. And the United States should not wait on Iraq to pull together before Washington takes action.
Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina want to see U.S. forces take the fight to the Islamic State.
“It should include U.S. airstrikes against ISIS leaders, forces, and positions both in Iraq and Syria,” their statement read.
Iraqi forces fight back
The Iraqi air force bombed a number of Islamic State targets Thursday night, Qubad Talabani, deputy prime minister of the Kurdish regional government, told CNN. The strikes killed at least two of the group’s emirs, he said.
The United States has been sharing intelligence through reconnaissance but is not involved in any airstrikes, a senior Iraqi military official told CNN on Thursday.
Americans “almost consistently” have manned or unmanned observation aircraft over Irbil, a senior administration official said.
The United States has 245 military personnel in Iraq, 90 of whom are advisers. The carrier USS George H.W. Bush and other Navy ships also are in the region.
The Islamic State fighters have captured armored vehicles and other military hardware from Iraqi forces in a lightning sweep through the north earlier this year.
The militant group’s name, Islamic State, reflects its goal to establish a Sunni caliphate stretching from Syria to Baghdad.
After establishing the religious state, the group envisions expanding it throughout the world.
traduzione con un traduttore on line:
militanti dello _S_tato _I_slamico dell’_I_raq e del _L_evante (ISIL)
miltanti dello _S_tato _I_slamico dell’_I_raq e _S_ yria (ISIS)
[Storia originale pubblicato 8:56]
L’esercito americano, dice Obama, potrebbe anche usare attacchi aerei per intervenire in una crisi umanitaria che lo Stato Islamico sta infliggendo una minoranza religiosa.
Le milizie dello Stato Islamico si erano spostate più vicino agli interessi degli Stati Uniti nella regione curda dell’Iraq del Nord questa settimana, sottraendo alcune città dal controllo delle forze militari Kurde, conosciute come i Peshmerga.
In un comunicato di giovedì sera annunciando la sua decisione, Obama ha detto che ha dato le direttive a i militari per colpire i militanti nel caso che “dovessero essi muoversi verso la città.”
“Facciamo tutto ciò che è necessario per proteggere la nostra gente”, Obama ha detto, aggiungendo, “Sosteniamo i nostri alleati quando sono in pericolo”.