Posts Tagged ‘Syria’

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Must-Read piece by Nafeez Ahmed in Counterpunch:

How the West Created the Islamic State

Lost in the fog of media hype was the disconcerting fact that these al-Qaeda rebel bread and oil operations in Aleppo, Deir al-Zour and Hasaka were directly and indirectly supported by the US and the European Union (EU). One account by the Washington Post for instance refers to a stealth mission in Aleppo “to deliver food and other aid to needy Syrians – all of it paid for by the US government,” including the supply of flour. “The bakery is fully supplied with flour paid for by the United States,” the Post continues, noting that local consumers, however, “credited Jabhat al-Nusra – a rebel group the United States has designated a terrorist organisation because of its ties to al-Qaeda – with providing flour to the region, though he admitted he wasn’t sure where it comes from.”

And in the same month that al-Qaeda’s control of Syria’s main oil regions in Deir al-Zour and Hasaka was confirmed, the EU voted to ease an oil embargo on Syria to allow oil to be sold on international markets from these very al-Qaeda controlled oil fields. European companies would be permitted to buy crude oil and petroleum products from these areas, although transactions would be approved by the Syrian National Coalition. Due to damaged infrastructure, oil would be trucked by road to Turkey where the nearest refineries are located.

“The logical conclusion from this craziness is that Europe will be funding al-Qaeda,” said Joshua Landis , a Syria expert at the University of Oklahoma.

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You can’t write this shit.

Terrorism supporter Erdogan lashes out at US vice president Joe Biden for spilling the beans.

Turkish president lashes out at Joe Biden over ISIS comments

“If Biden told these words, then he will be history to me. I never uttered such remarks,” Turkish daily Hurriyet cites Erdogan as saying.

Speaking back on his time as prime minister, Erdogan said his government had not provided “even the smallest amount of support” to the IS or any other terrorist organization.

“Nobody can prove it. Foreign fighters never crossed from Turkey to Syria. There were people coming to Turkey as tourists and went to Syria, but nobody can suggest that they were armed while crossing the border,” Erdoğan said.

“I view [Biden's remarks] with regret. I never admitted any mistake, nor did we tell them that they ‘were right’ during my visit to the US. If Mr. Biden uttered these remarks at Harvard, he should apologize. I’m saying this clearly. And we won’t accept slender, indirect explanations,” Erdogan said.

From Rick Sterling, Dissident Voice:

The following six photographs confirm that a favorite “moderate rebel” leader, Abdel Jabbar al-Okaidi, is allied with ISIL.

The first photograph is from Spring 2013 and shows Okaidi with the American who has been the principal coordinator of US policy on Syria. The last two photographs are from a meeting days ago when Congressmen Adam Kinzinger (Rep Illinois) and George Holding (Rep. North Carolina) met with Okaidi and other “moderate rebels” in Turkey.

Other photos show Okaidi with ISIL fighters and being interviewed about his relationship with ISIL. The photographs are from videos identified at bottom.

Photo 1 / May 2013/ Okaidi with Robert S. Ford, US Ambassador and Coordinator of the “Friends of Syria”

Photo 2 / August 2013 / Okaidi with ISIL fighters at Menagh Air Base, Syria.  ISIL leader is Abu Jandal to Okaidi’s left.

Photo 3. / August 2013 / ISIL Leader Abu Jandal at Menagh Air Base, Syria.

Photo 4 / November 2013 / Interview with Okaidi “My relationship with the brothers of ISIL is good.”

Photo 5 / Sept 24, 2014/ Okaidi at meeting with US Congress members

Photo 6 / Sept 24 2014 / Congressman Kinzinger after meeting Okaidi and other “moderate rebels” who the US is arming, supplying and paying salaries.

By funding “moderate rebels” like FSA Colonel Okaidi, the US is in effective alliance with ISIL.

Under international law it is illegal to encourage, support and aid military and paramilitary activities against another State.

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James Corbett does a full hour on ISIS and its origins. Psyops, false news reports, hype and the creation of the terror movement:

Must See…

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The anti-war perspective gets some airtime on a corporate network. Has hell frozen over?

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First sponsoring, now fighting?

 

You cannot divide terrorists into good and bad, only because some of them help you to oust a legitimately elected leader of a UN member country that you don’t like,” Lavrov said.

The sick, twisted, hypocritical criminality of Washington policy is called out by Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov.

“Now that the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant has been appointed United States’ archenemy, I’d like to recall that [ISIS militants] are the very same people that evolved and got powerful sponsorship and material support from abroad at the time of the regime change efforts in Libya and later on when the same process was attempted in Syria.”

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Congressional Research Service:
Proposed Train and Equip Authorities for
Syria: In Brief

“The Administration’s version envisions broader purposes for assistance that  include not only assistance to defend Syrians from IS attacks but also against  attacks by the Syrian government. “

“defending the Syrian people from attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and
the Levant and the Syrian regime; facilitating the provision of essential
services; and, stabilizing territory controlled by the opposition”;

Obama is trying to grant himself the power to decide who is the legitimate government of Syria. Defensive acts by the Syrian armed forces will be considered attacks on the US proxy terrorist forces.

This is a backdoor declaration of war. This is what 90%+ of the American people rose up to oppose last year. This is a breach of the UN Charter, as in Libya, in support of radical Jihadist terrorist forces. Only they’ll get to pick and choose which radical Jihadist terrorist forces are considered “good” and which are considered “bad,” by them and their Wahabbi allies in Saudi Arabia.

This is a sham and a crime. The US and friends have covertly helped to destroy Syria already. Now they’re going overt.