A Syrian insider’s comprehensive history of this crime.
The corporate propaganda has substituted “ISIS” or “ISIL” for the problem. The logic goes that the war is “on ISIS,” and not much is ever heard these days about Jabhat Al Nusrah, or “Al Qaeda in Syria.” These are potential international terrorists, and this new think tank piece says it’s the Big One…
“Its defeat and destruction must be one of the highest priorities of any strategy to defend the United States and Europe from Al-Qaeda attacks,” it states, adding that the group has “weakened the moderate opposition and penetrated other Sunni opposition groups in Syria” and is therefore“poised to benefit” from the destruction of IS and the fall or transition of the Assad government.
The report states that Jabhat al-Nusra doesn’t suffer from the same“vulnerabilities” as IS because it attempts to befriend people instead of forcing them under its rule. The document says the group supplies partners with “advanced military capabilities” in an effort to encourage attacks on Western countries.
They can’t even keep the story straight from one paragraph to the next. Was it 2013 or 2012, New York Times?
When Mr. Obama signed off on arming the rebels in the spring of 2013, it was partly to try to gain control of the apparent free-for-all in the region. The Qataris and the Saudis had been funneling weapons into Syria for more than a year. The Qataris had even smuggled in shipments of Chinese-made FN-6 shoulder-fired missiles over the border from Turkey.
The Saudi efforts were led by the flamboyant Prince Bandar bin Sultan, at the time the intelligence chief, who directed Saudi spies to buy thousands of AK-47s and millions of rounds of ammunition in Eastern Europe for the Syrian rebels. The C.I.A. helped arrange some of the arms purchases for the Saudis, including a large deal in Croatia in 2012.
Seymour Hersh exposed these criminal deals already. And those with working bullshit detectors have known all along.
“…even some that American officials were concerned had ties to radical groups like Al Qaeda.”
Really? You’re kidding! You mean after Rep. Kucinich and many were shocked in 2011 that Nato and the USAF were becoming “Al Qaeda’s Air Force” against Qadaffi in Libya?
” “If this is purely a conversation about counterterrorism cooperation, and if the Saudis are a big part of the problem in creating terrorism in the first place, then how persuasive of an argument is it?””
One might say: Impeach Obama and his henchmen? For supporting terrorism? For engaging in Crimes Against the Peace? For Treason?
According to Konashenkov, in the area of Aleppo where a school was allegedly destroyed by an airstrike more than 10 aircraft of the coalition, as well as attack drones were fulfilling various combat tasks on that day. In addition, since December 20 last year to this day the coalition planes have been making sorties and hitting targets in the area of Aleppo practically every day.
“Thus, the question is: which facilities were targeted in that area by the coalition aircraft? Our colleagues continue to stubbornly keep silent,” the Russian defense official said.
“Syrian Observatory for Human Rights,” with headquarters in the United Kingdom…
“In his many interviews with the western media this mister every time stresses all the information he publishes comes to him personally on the phone from trusted sources,” the defence ministry’s spokesman said in conclusion. “Thus, that network of the so-called reporting human activists is active right under the nose of Islamic State and other extremists. At the same time, for some reason, they would not see the atrocities of those terrorists.”
ISIS moving oil smuggling routes (into Turkey) from Syrian side of border, where Russia can bomb them, to Iraqi side of border where US refuses to.
Russian intelligence has counted “up to 12,000” tanker trucks filled with oil “on the Turkish-Iraqi border,”
Damascus, Syria, after the wrecking crew. These are the results of imperial games.
Obama’s fake “civil war” was created by a dozen foreign nations playing arm the Jihadis and lying about it. It was greenlit after 9/11 and planned as far back as 1957.