U.S. Directly Assisted ISIS with Attack on Syrian Army Base

It’s an undeniable fact that a large number of people who live in Southwest Asia (aka the ‘Middle East’) believe that the United States is, in spite of its stated mission, covertly offering support to ISIS/ Daesh. With the U.S.-led coalition’s strikes on a Syrian military base this past Sunday, it’s unlikely that any of their minds are going to be changing any time soon. With the sneak attack on the Syrian Arab Army’s base south of the Deir Ezzor airport in the eastern region of Syria, which Centcom claims was mistaken for an ISIS training camp, the United States whether knowingly or not helped ISIS capture territory they previously did not hold.

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A soldier of the Syrian Arab Army

It was on September 17 when the U.S. military along with its vaunted coalition partners launched an aerial attack on the Syrian military at its base in Jabal Therdah, using two F-16s and two A-10s for an overall of four strikes. When the strikes were finished and dead bodies were littering the ground, paramedics arrived to assist the survivors and get them to safety, only to be faced with the possibility of being gunned down themselves by machine gun fire from U.S. warplanes. By the time the attack was over there would be somewhere from 65-83 dead Syrian military personnel. ISIS would prove to be the true beneficiary of this attack, for it didn’t take long for them to take full advantage of the opportunity given to them by the U.S. military and they overran the base.

The international community was stunned. It had been only five days since the U.S. and Russia had brokered a ceasefire, and now the ceasefire was for all intents and purposes off. That night Russia called an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council to discuss what was to be done as a result of this latest assault by the U.S. military on another sovereign nation’s government. Russian Ambassador to the U.N. Vitaly Churkin voiced grave concern about the timing of these attacks, which came as the Syrian military appeared to be making significant gains in its war against ISIS (ISIS was not covered in the ceasefire agreement obviously). His concern fell on deaf ears in the U.S., who’s Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power dismissed the entire meeting as a mere “stunt” by the Russians. The way Power tells it, Russia is perpetually trying to victimize the grand, noble and exceptional United States of America. Don’t these Russians know that part of being the one “exceptional” and indispensable nation means getting to dictate to the rest of the world when it’s appropriate to slaughter dozens of people in their own country and when it isn’t? Fortunately for Samantha Power and the power structure she represents, the U.S. corporate-owned media is made up of lapdogs who repeat whatever propaganda is fed to them by the State Department. Immediately after the ceasefire was ended by what was probably U.S. connivance, the corporate media dutifully began circulating an allegation that Russia hit a U.N. aid convoy while fighting the “rebels” in Syria, and by implication it must be the Russians who shoulder the blame for the breakdown of the ceasefire agreement.

As far as the United States is concerned, they don’t see what the big fuss is about. Yes, they’re apologizing profusely (for once), but they question why it is the U.N. should be called to meet late at night concerning such an issue. After all, they’ve said it was a “mistake” and that they really thought they were attacking an ISIS training camp. What more can the world ask for? Well for starters not everyone is ready to blindly take the United States military at its word that this was just an innocent blunder. The Russians aren’t buying it, the Syrians (whose army general command cited the strikes as “conclusive evidence” of U.S. covert support for ISIS) aren’t buying it, and really nobody is buying it other than the U.S. corporate media and the public it so successfully brainwashes. There are a lot of reasons to be skeptical. It’s no secret that the Pentagon under Ash Carter along with many State Department employees are unhappy with the Obama Administration’s decision not to directly go to war with Assad the way they have against ISIS. (Obama has settled for a more covert method of doing this.) There is some speculation that the Pentagon might have been “going rogue” and knowingly carried out this attack for the purpose of killing the ceasefire deal before it was implemented. After all, the Syrian army had been occupying the base for at least six months, a fact the U.S. military with its sophisticated satellite imagery was bound to be aware of. How likely is it that they really believed this to be an ISIS training camp? Or maybe the Pentagon wasn’t “going rogue” at all and was following through on a policy that’s been around for a long time. After all, it was only three years ago that the Obama Administration was pushing for a direct military strike on the Syrian government in Damascus and undoubtedly would have done so had it not been for such a huge amount of pushback from across the globe, including from within the United States. Could it be, as was originally predicted here, that the U.S. never gave up its ultimate goal of removing Assad and the Syrian government from power, and is in fact using the fight against ISIS as another means to ultimately achieve the same goal?

Finally, it cannot be overlooked that the day after the U.S. directly attacked the Syrian Arab Army for the first time, a spate of terror attacks were carried out on the U.S. homeland in New York, New Jersey and Minnesota. At least one of the men accused of carrying out an attack was known to be on the FBI’s terror watchlist, and it’s worth asking whether these were conveniently timed to occur the day after the U.S. was being widely criticized for attacking the Syrian army. This is not just some crazy conspiracy theory. Though there is no evidence at this time to suggest that the timing of these attacks was anything other than coincidental, it’s been thoroughly exposed in the past that the FBI has an ongoing policy of entrapment. Part of this policy involves undercover government agents seeking out individuals they perceive as having a vulnerable mentality and encouraging them to carry out terrorist attacks so that the FBI can “thwart” them at the last minute while claiming to have protected the U.S. from terrorism. Were the September 18 attacks a continuation of this overall pattern? It certainly isn’t out of the question. After all, the FBI’s entrapment methods have led to people being seriously injured at least once before.

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  1. Caleb, I seriously question terms like inarguable–which is asserting that the writer’s conclusion is, in fact, unquestionable. Keep in mind that, while not necessarily our UN-authorized target in Syria, the Bashar Asaad’s Syrian Army has, in fact, killed somewhere approaching 500,000 of the Syrian People. At least, it wasn’t another Medicins san Frontiers hospital.

    The cast of characters in Syria is mind-boggling and, in some cases, various rebel groups that are aviaries in one area, are allies in another. And, let’s not forget the Turks who are arming some of the rebel groups in Syria, to include the Sarin that British Intelligence allegedly advised the U.S. about. The Brits pointed-out that the chemical ingredients, found used against Syrians civilians, wasn’t the right formula for Asaad’s labs. That was, again alleged, Turkey’s brand, which it tough al-Nusra to mix.

    Going back to the “inarguable” comment about large numbers of people, people in primitive societies–where the own day-to-day lives are struggles–don’t infuse any sort of beliefs or ideas on large regions. Only the corrupt officials, at the top throughout the region, have any ideas; but, most of them are primarily interested in getting what they can–and sending it to their overseas accounts. Even the Syrian people where the bombing is going on–unless they are in with one group or another–have no allegiance to anyone in Damascus, or anywhere else.

    The Syrian People–especially those outside of Damascus–only want the bombs to stop. They will absolutely love any group that can bing them food, water and supplies…that is, until the next group comes in. It’s difficult for you or me–anyone outside the immediate area–to know what’s going on. But, above all: don’t jump to conclusions; make broad-ranging conclusions, and make sure that you you have some context within which to consider what makes sense, and what doesn’t

    Also, anytime you read about a government official’s statement, keep in kind the the3re is often one version for internal audiences, and another external circulation.

    1. “The Bashar Asaad’s Syrian Army has, in fact, killed somewhere approaching 500,000 of the Syrian People.”

      It seems that you are attributing every single death in the two-sided Syrian war to Bashar al Assad and the Syrian army, when at least 90,000 of the 450,000 casualties of this war have been soldiers of the Syrian Arab army.

  2. Anyone who has real interest in what’s going on with ISIS, check: “The Killing of Osama bin Ladin”, by Seymour Hersh. In fact, any book by Sy Hersh, arguably the best investigative reporter of our time is worth reading. In 1969, he broke the story of Lt. Calley’s platoon, and other units of the Americal Division, that massacred 550 old men, women and children, in 1968–shooting, bayoneting and burning the bodies at “My Lai4”, in 1969. He also broke the story about Abu Graib.

    The “Killing of Osama bin Laden” book looks about the reason why the Killing was not as reported, and why the U.S. didn’t attack Syrian President Bashar Assad, and his Army, after he crossed that line–Sarin. The involvement in that one was quite intriguing, especially if you are aware of what Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s motivation truly are.

  3. Whenever the U. S. sends in an Army, rather than a small force of Special Ops, we are considered to be the Invaders. In unconventional warfare will generally beat the highly technologically-advanced Army. Our troops, more or less have targets on their backs. And, the evil atrocities that our undisciplined troops still doesn’t “Win the Hearts and Minds” of the locals, who have no loyalty to Government. And in most cases, they are truly at them mercy of the local “warlords”–mayors, police chiefs, national army colonels or enemy commanders. Nothing has changed since Vietnam.

  4. At the region, the US government and elites do have win-win situation. According to news of sputniknews;

    Pentagon supports the Free Syrian Army, so the Islamic local powers against Assad;
    The government of US support the YPG -Kurdish groups against ISID (but they were also became as the form against Assad at the first place);
    CIA is also known as creator of ISID.

    If any of them would win, US’ elites and thus Israel elites will be winner side.

    1. I don’t recognize the term ISID–are you referring to ISIS or ISIL, which are synonymous with Daesh, the Arab term for the Jihadists?

      As I understand it, there really is no such thing as moderate Syrian rebels–commonly referred to as the Free Syrian Army. The Syrian situation is even a lot more convoluted than many people assume. The Turks, who entered the fray several weeks ago are more determined to eradicate the Kurds that they are either President Bashar Assad’s Syrian Army or ISIS.

      An interesting question for Donald Trump at Monday’s debate would be to ask WHAT his solution to end that civil war might be, but to insist on his also telling Howe would do that, WHY he might expect that plan might be work, and WHAT sort of long-range outcome we might expect.

      And let him know hat if his response is mere bluster and gibberish, that would result in a: “So Mr. Trump, you have no plan to end the Syrian Civil War.

      1. Yes, I was referring to ISIS; because in Turkish, its synonym is ISID. Sometimes I am confused when I use the languages. Also, ISIS equivalent “ИГИЛ” in Russian. Its pronunciation in Latin alphabet is “IGIL”.

      2. My migarium friend is in Turkey so he probably knows a couple of even more terms for Daesh than we do. 😐
        It’s really crazy the different parties that are involved in this war. At one point it appeared Turkey was mainly after Assad. It seems that’s been moved to the backburner now as Erdogan steps up war on Kurds.

      1. FSA is kind of large umbrella organization. There are dozens of groups inside it. I have found of these names of the groups inside it:
        Damascus Corps, Damascus Front, Nureddin Zeng Movement, Northern Division, Central Region Division, Victory Army, Izzet Army, Sultan Murad Division, First Regiment, the Mujahideen Army, Jabal Mountain Falcons Brigade, 13th Division, First Coast Division, Second Coastal Division and the Salvation Army.

        These are 15 the big ones; next to them there are also small ones, according to news that I’ve looked at. It is being said that there are 28 groups. Again, it is being said that there are 60-70 thousand people, the number of FSA fighters only in Syria.

        Besides, there are many groups are fighting against Assad management. The names of the others(big ones again) are Ahrar al-Sham, Jaysh al-Islam. According to same news these two and many groups also support to FSA.

        Almost all them Islamic jihadist groups.

        Communist Party Turkey prepared the interactive web file about FSA in here,

        http://interaktif.sol.org.tr/oso/

        There are too much details in here supported with pictures and videos about how the groups inside FSA made massacres until today’s.

        And, yes! As an communist extraterrestrial I trust the Communist Party’s press(even if it is on planet Earth), my Earthling friend 🙂

        1. You are always so well informed. I guess it comes with the territory of being an extraterrestrial and all. I seem to recall a few years back an F.S.A. affiliate cutting out the heart of a Syrian soldier and eating it and declaring “death to Bashar and all the Alawites” or something of that nature. It always left a deep impression on me as a kind of “Here’s the people the U.S. is actually supporting” kind of moment. And I salute Turkey’s Communist Party for keeping on the good fight no matter what the circumstances! Much love.

          1. Thank you for your kind words my dear Earthling friend! Actually I don’t have too much information, it is about the place where I reside on the planet. Also it is about I am salaried employee of Galactic Council, and they expect a good study from me:) And, we as galaxy observation workers don’t have any union, so, if we make our work lack, Galactic Council would cut our payment. Yes, too bad, I know!

            And, I have heard too what you have mentioned about FSA. Already many of them, they were together with ISIS before 2012-2013. Already when it comes to Alawites at the region, all Islamic sectarians show their hatred against Alawites more or less. Because, if I would need to give an example, especially, Anatolian (Turkey) Alewites are the people who carry a torch for secularism! They are the precious people of the lands of Anatolia! Even I can say that for them, they are one of the basis of secularism of Turkey.

            Their beliefs are more close the Shamanic beliefs at Central Asia than Islam. This is related with Turks came from Central Asia to Anatolia. Also, they do have great music taste. And some of them have been very famous but people don’t know. For example the song NBA Live 2016 play intro,

            the singer use the sample of Turkish Alawites song “Obur Dunya” in English “Voracious World”, so use this one,

            I am thinking to write a post about Anatolian Alawites. When I find a time I will write, it is really big and important subject and it needs to be told in right.

            And all about actually my Earthling friend, is about their imperialist aims. They want to destroy the secularism on these lands. This is ongoing project with the begining “green belt” project of CIA during last 60 years.

            And salute you too my Earthling tovarish! (tovarish is Russian “comrade” word’s pronunciation, I think it is the best “comrade” word inside the Earth languages:)

            Also salute to the all people who believe in the brotherhood of the people on Earth!

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