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America’s New Syrian Army*

America’s New Syrian Army*

By Gordon Duff

War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing…. other than keeping the rich very rich and the rest of us scared and easily manipulated…

[ Editor’s note: The polemic below began after Michael Shrimpton informed us that the BBC did a hit piece on us yesterday, if we could, we would remind the BBC of just a couple of things:

  • The biggest news story in the world today is the war in Syria, VT has a full-time news bureau in Damascus and received an award this week from the Russian Reconciliation Commission; in fact, we have more foreign bureaus, staffed with exclusive correspondents, most often academics or military officers, than the BBC has.

 

  • Most Americans don’t know the BBC – one thing we thank Trump for is making the world aware of Fake News. Even by Fake News standards. the BBC is state-funded saccharin drivel from a TV network barely competent to deal with such controversial subjects as animal husbandry and the making of cheese.

 

  • For the past 15 years that the current wars have been going on, the BBC has been consistent in one way only – they have never been right. Long gone are the days of Martin Bell braving the world’s warzones in his white linen suit, reporting actual events.

There is no analysis available that is not deception – the truth is treated like a dangerous poison. News reporting today comes in trite, vapid and worthless 400 word screeds, when we see a piece of length and some substance, our first thought is invariably ‘I wonder which intel agency funded this?’

Towards this end, in a morning editorial meeting, Jim, Ian and the infamous Uncle Gordy leave you this gift, something the BBC or no American network could or would ever publish… Jim, Ian and the notorious Uncle G]

The U.S. militant groups change their names so often that one might get suspicious they are trying to hide their true identities and allegiances, or might even be Americans themselves. Imagine that

 

An ISIS analog has entered the Syrian stage with all the flair and glory of a Hollywood spectacular; the U.S. has decided to push forward a full-scale ground offensive in Syria. Securing this new offensive against Damascus is one of the real purposes for Donald Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia and Jared Kushner’s 100 billion dollar deal with the Saudis as well.

General Mattis

 

This combination of Trump’s equivalent of ‘narco-diplomacy’ while Kushner rakes the cash into the family coffers, has been greatly beneficial to both Saudi financiers and U.S. arms suppliers such as Raytheon and Lockheed, while funneling exorbitant back-payments into the Trump family’s Cayman Islands bank accounts.

Much of this was laid out by Mattis who bought off Abadi in Baghdad and hopes to drag British, French and German ground forces unto what the U.S. is calling a ‘deconfliction zone’. Once the European elections are out of the way and NATO has been leveraged, the case against Assad is going to take on new drama.

We saw the phony gas attack – America blocked an investigation, failed to produce even a scrap of evidence, while Trump went cap in hand to Putin, promising to never do it again; then only a few days later, the U.S. fabricated a story about Syria’s Auschwitz, imaginary death camps, incinerators, mass graves and zombie Sonderkommandos, which the Syrian U.N. Ambassador characterised as Hollywood clap-trap.

Behind it all is the hand of Israel – the fabricated attacks and what we are not seeing – and this is a very important part, of how Israel controls the White House, Pentagon and particularly members of the U.S. Congress charged with military oversight.

SIGINT

America spends up to 100 billion dollars a year of signals intelligence. The top 16 agencies in the U.S. are entirely dependent on signals intelligence. America’s satellite intelligence is useless without backup from signals intelligence and despite efforts to reform during Michael Flynn’s failed tenure at DIA, America has no HUMINT (Human Intelligence) sources left anywhere in the world.

Not only do they simply not exist, America doesn’t train any of it’s services in agent recruiting, handling or, and this has to be frightening – vetting information at all. In fact, the U.S. now considers Facebook posts and blogs to be human intelligence. They look to Twitter and Youtube and

During the Bush administration the White House hired the most disreputable sources to produce sexed-up dossiers on Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan – fake everything. The two we are most familiar with are SITE intelligence, which is Rita Katz.

According to our sources claims she gets her information from a guy in a Brooklyn delicatessen; the other is MEMRI.org, which is failed conspiracy blogger Steve Emerson, with a bushel of White House cash, Emerson went to Oman in 2002 and contracted with local media to produce fiction about Iraq and Saddam.

This was called the Middle East Intelligence Project. One of his editors contacted us and said ‘Gordon, I’m a good Muslim, but this guy is asking us to lie’; Duff replied ‘how much are they paying you?’ Farouq answered ‘30,000 dollars’ to which Duff replied ‘take the money, they have decided on their war anyway’.

Behind this were dozens more organisations, run from the Brooking Institution, Heritage Foundation, Washington Institute and Jamestown foundation, all fronts for Israeli Intelligence.

Rita Katz

 

Our real issue is Signals Intelligence and the traffic created for the United States. In 2014, we investigated Israel’s role in the downing of MH17 – the fake news story of a Russian missile shoot down reeked of implausibility and physical impossibility, but key SIGINT capabilities made this act of terror possible and the fingerprints of Tel-Aviv were there from day one.

Before the phony missile story drowned out the truth, even in the utterly infiltrated Russian press, the world new that air traffic controllers in Kiev had insanely sent MH17 over a combat zone, with two Ukrainian jet fighters on its tail.

It was no surprise to anyone when the plane was downed or how it was done, however within 48 hours the world’s media was awash with tales of the ‘limitations’ of the SU-25’s chasing ill-fated MH17 ‘they can’ fly that high’, ‘they don’t carry the right missiles’, ‘they don’t have any guns’.

It was U.S. Army Special Forces Forward Air Controller Gene ‘Chip’ Tatum that broke the story, you see, Israel has a black box that it installed on Ukrainian planes – it receives radar signals, alters them and ghosts them back; thus, a fast, high-flying pursuit plane like an Su-27 could be made to look like a flying school bus – not only is the capability there, but based on analysis of news reports and the deceptions used, not only were ‘spoofed’

We are absolutely certain that this was done; additionally, within hours of the downing of the plane, we received reports from a Canadian air traffic watchgroup that told us a flight had left an airport in Azerbaijan, vectoring in on what we believe is the intercept site of the Ukrainian Su-27 downing of MH17. The airport that flight left from we know is a covert base for Israeli F-15E bombers, placed there in 2010 as a threat against Iran.

In 2012, two Azeri army defectors to Iran confirmed this information; we also know that the powerful radar on the F-15E, combined with the Raphael avionics allows this plane to be used as an AWAC platform. The flight vector of this Israeli plane when added to those of the two ‘spoofed’ Ukrainian jets is what we would call a ‘package’ for what turned out to be an act of mass assassination.

This is one instance of a false-flag intelligence operation that uses Israeli SIGINT. On the 2nd of May, 2017, an Israeli intelligence team, having placed covert radio repeaters disguised as rocks, paddled out to an awaiting Dolphin submarine off the Syrian coast.

Two hours later, the submarine was lying on the bottom of the Mediterranean, its hull split open, its crew, including two commando teams, 84 men in all, lie dead, victims of a Russian-made anti-submarine torpedo from, according to Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), a naval patrol craft.

The purpose for this deeply paralleled MH17, MH17 was to blame Russia for shooting down an airliner; whereas here, Israeli SIGINT spoofing produced phony Syrian Arab Army radio traffic acknowledging the use of Sarin gas against civilians.

With the U.S. totally dependent on SIGINT and receiving its confirmation from corrupt organisations, un-vetted, no security clearances and highly agenda-driven – one and a half decades of American intelligence failures should now be much easier to understand. The newest incarnation of phony intelligence is the theatrical troop, sometimes paid locals, sometimes the dead children are pretending, sometimes the film company, when it can get away with it, and it needs that kinds of dramatic film effect, finds it more convenient to murder the child rather than pay for a sedative.

Time and time again we have caught the Syrian White Helmets, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SHRO) working with film groups from Al-Jazeera and the Reuters news agency, along with Turkish TV and aided by ISIS, Al-Qaeda and the MIT (Turkey’s intelligence agency), staging false terror attacks.

It is normal for an enemy subjected to air attack to place valuable assets in schools, churches, mosques and hospitals – using local residents as human shields; what is now being done however, is the result of changes on the battlefield.

You see, those assets are no longer worth protecting, the war in Syria is lost – why protect a small arms depot or communications centre when your mercenary jihadists are fleeing for their lives, tossing aside their weapons and shaving their beards, when the real war can be won with sanctions and American retaliatory strikes. The lesson is simple: just blow up the school yourself, film the dead children, put on a white helmet, grab a dead child, run back and forth in front of the camera until they got the shot just right. The BBC will carry it and the photo will be displayed in front of the U.N. Security Council by the U.S. ambassador. With luck, Ivanka Trump will personally supervise the attack for you.

This is the changing face of the war on Syria; staged terrorism, stories of mass graves, executions, torture, all sounding strangely familiar, like things we have heard before; Israel’s infamous ‘victimisation narrative’ in action yet again….

For the U.S., in order to support White House policy increasingly dominated, particularly under the Trump administration, by foreign intelligence agencies and even organised crime, as alleged by many, top intelligence positions are going to people with less and less experience – even alleged Israel hater Obama made these blunders, although Obama did move Chuck Hagel into defence and Martin Dempsey into the Joint Chiefs, thus cleaning out the Pentagon, albeit temporarily and obliterating the armageddon death cult that had taken control of America’s nuclear command, no, we are not kidding one bit about this.

Compounding this problem was the move against America’s service academies – West Point, Annapolis and the Air Force Academy, which took place in the late 80s under Bush 41. Pentecostal and dominionist cultists took total control of these factories for young military leaders while newly selected officer candidates were channeled through a selection process requiring ‘moral flexibility’, limited intelligence and a cocktail of personality – they wanted George Custers, not George Pattons.

Those that slipped through the cracks – the next generation of Omar Bradleys, were harrassed and abused; at one point in 2009, 159 cadets at the Air Force Academy contacted VT and the American Religious Freedom Foundation complaining of a religious ‘Inquisition’. As the service academies were more and more dominated by extremist Evangelical theology, their academic programmes faltered, but they did have a massive rise in another area – reported sexual assaults were up 60%, but the story behind this indicates the number was more likely 300% as overt intimidation.

This gave us the military that former Deputy Secretary of Defence Paul Wolfowitz, co-architect of the Israeli intelligence offensive against the U.S., their ‘inside man’, what he needed for his global War on Terror. This was an American army that now worked inter-operably with mercenaries, terrorists and thugs; an army that would openly not just protect the world’s largest narcotics production facilities but build that capability itself.

American military bases around the world became centres for mandatory prayer – bibles were carried more often than weapons and a special kind of blindness took root as well. Reported sexual assaults against both men and women serving in America’s military did increase 300%, unreported may well have gone up 1000%. American bases around the world began transiting victims of America’s rendition programmes – tens of thousands or more that almost invariably turned out to be innocent or mistakes – arrest anybody named Mohammed.

With upto 5 trillion dollars spent on the War On Terror, America was booted out of Iraq and a pro-Iranian government was elected while in Afghanistan the narcotics continued to flow in every greater volumes while the government in Kabul governs only in Kabul and only during daylight hours.

The failures of course are failures of policy, the ‘dull knife’ military lead by the dull minds from the service academies, following policies from the ‘Washington Swamp’ to use Trump’s descriptive term – the real horsepower behind this is two-fold: overtly, many blame the ‘Fake News’ press, and there is good reason, as we stated earlier, the FBI and CIA are notoriously addicted to software programmes that scan conspiracy blogs and Facebook for intelligence. The real disaster this represents cannot be overstated, but behind this is that smug world of top Secret intelligence only the chosen few get to see – the gilded gems that now hit Donald Trump’s and perhaps even Vladimir Putin’s desks. We suggest that if they do hit Putin’s desk they usually shortly after roll into the trash can.

What are we talking about? There is a beautiful simplicity to SIGINT – it is almost never real, not since the Zimmermann Telegram of 1917 – here’s one for you and no, this isn’t a joke: Israelis are notorious for taking a simple mobile phone and making this call: ‘hi, it’s just us terrorists here, making our suicide vests and we are just checking in to see how the family is doing’; they then take their 30 dollar phone, toss it over a wall and wait for an American drone to come by and blow the living daylights out of some poor, innocent fool and his family.

A typical scenario in such cases involves the hapless victims having failed to pay a commission on a diamond trade and no, we aren’t kidding, not one bit. Did CIA Director Pompeo know this? Quite truthfully, he doesn’t know anything that is why he is there. How about General Mattis – does he know? We have no way of telling, what we can tell is that he is now, and always had been, oblivious to simple issues of right or wrong, legal or illegal, even of good and evil.

We learned this lesson in Vietnam – what lesson is that? You don’t need to fight an enemy to win a war. In 1968, Richard Nixon announced he was going to pull American troops out of Vietnam if he was elected president and turn the war over to what we now know was a non-existent South Vietnamese Army. Let me explain. This is going to really hurt and what should hurt most about this is this one simple truth has never been heard before and yet it is so frigging obvious.

You see, the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army spent 70% of their military capability trying to hold and control regions of South Vietnam – they were fighting a political war, largely a war of defence, holding most of the land and most of the population while the U.S. fought a war of attack and mobility; Nixon changed all that.

With the announced U.S. pullout, the VC and NVA no longer had to hold anything – they only had to keep the Americans shuffling towards the door, which freed up 70% of their forces. Since they no longer had to hold land or seize territory here is what Nixon and Kissinger really did: Vietnam transitioned from a Civil War to a war where 540,000 Americans suddenly had targets on their back; you see, most of the casualties from the Vietnam War are from 1969 and 1970, not from the years before. The only goal of the NVA and VC became to kill as many Americans as possible; no American force needed to be defeated in battle, no area needed to be protected; it was just slaughter.

This is what made taking over the service academies so easy – a military that couldn’t get rid of its combat vets quick enough; a military deeply steeped in corruption and a war exclusively fought with small units and NCOs; there were lessons from the Vietnam War – it was the death knell of America’s officer corps. Vietnam was the type of jungle fighting the Marines saw in WW2, while sometimes only a few miles away, commanders basked poolside and whiled away evening in nightclubs while units commanded by sergeants and even PFCs engaged in hand-to-hand combat; this is the real shame of Vietnam, the real story of Vietnam and the roots of the level of corruption that rules America’s military.

This is the American military that lost all operational capability; a military that shed itself entirely of combat veterans at the end of the war, with the rare officer like Col. David Hackworth, co-founder of VT, fired for saying what you are reading here now.

In 1991 the U.S. sent its last war fighting command – 3rd Army, to the Middle East; VT’s Jim Hanke was chief operations officer. From that time onward, blame Clinton, blame Clinton, blame anyone, or maybe there was nothing wrong at all – there was no war fighting capability in the U.S. Army. You see, back at the time of Vietnam, service in the National Guard or Reserve made the likelihood of possibility of service in combat an improbability – you dodged the draft by joining the reserves.

The War On Terror changed that. Analogies between 9/11 and Pearl Harbour that were made almost immediately began to draw suspicion onto the perpetrators of that event. America went to war using National Guard and reservists – weekend, part-time soldiers – because as Rumsfeld correctly pointed out, ‘they are cheaper’.

The professional army that in Vietnam was paid as low as 60 dollars a month now paid a PFC in Iraq 6,000 dollars a month – not ten times more, 100 times more!

For every overpaid civilian, whose daily food and laundry maintenance costs, contracted to Halliburton and other political insider groups, and this is a daily personal cost, ran as high as 3,000 dollars. Drinking water at 300 dollars a gallon – there were two private contractors paid twice as much, or more.

No-one in the U.S. Army digs a latrine or peels a potato anymore, what was once done by two 60 dollar a month privates is now farmed out to a contracting firm that is paid 6000 dollars and two barefoot Ethiopians do the dirty work and they are paid 6 dollars a month – with that kind of math is it easy to understand why wars are never going to end?

In Vietnam, officers dodged combat, faked medal citations for each other and stole anything that wasn’t tied down. However, by today’s standards, this is nothing; what kind of officer guards a convoy of opium paste on it’s way to a heroin processing plant in Helmand Province? Who was the Air Force general in command of Bagram AFB when Dr. Aafiasaddiqui was raped and beaten by FBI, DHS and Navy SEALs? Can anyone forget Abu Ghraib?  The U.S. facilities in Libya were 50 times larger, the one in Poland one hundred times larger; all under the supervision of an American Officer Corps built on the stumbling wastrels of Vietnam and instilled with the Love of Jesus and more than a little bit of buggery.

This is the environment that permanent corrupt war, engineered, and we are now returning to it, by SIGINT, by fake Israeli SIGINT, has gifted us. The largest budget line item in Israel is electronic intelligence, far beyond their nuclear programmes and far more secretive than anything Trump could ever give Putin.

We recently touched on the role of Movements.org and Google’s Jigsaw; it doesn’t take long to discern that almost all those involved are tied directly to Israeli intelligence and Israeli fake intelligence projects. What we have is an end to end solution – we start a war based on fake radio intercepts, backed up by staged atrocity videos and stoked by controlled media. It is funded by a bribed and controlled Congress and fought by an officer Corps dedicated to ‘Endtimes Prophecy’ and bringing about the biblical Armageddon.

Adding depth to this are hundreds of robot blogger websites spewing a flood of conspiracies – enough to drown any investigative reporting efforts in a sea of disinfo and room after room of trolls creating a fake narrative on comment boards, Facebook and Wikipedia, poisoning any dialogue on a massive global scale, bad manners on an industrial scale.

Behind all of this we have phony SIGINT, and endless flow of utterly fake and we mean childishly fake intercepts creating a comprehensively fleshed out world of falsehood. Washington runs on this fake intelligence, there are maps in the Pentagon filled with enemy bases that never existed; due to the money spent, the profits made on SIGINT, control of Americas foreign policy and Americas trillion dollar military budget is entirely subject to fake intercepts manufactured by Israel’s highly advanced five billion dollar a year electronic deception apparatus, to add insult to injury, much of it paid by the US taxpayers.

It would be nice if we could stop here, but we simply cannot; working alongside all of what we just described to you are fake terror cells, fake assassins, fake mass murderers and in some cases, fake victims as well. When we saw a Paris police officer shot point blank with fake bullets or when, time and time again, the same dead and wounded are seen in incident after incident, we move from to suspicion to revelation to nausea.

Thus, as we watch ISIS lose the war, we begin to ask ourselves – why was there a war and we remember the 300 dollar a gallon Halliburton Corp. drinking water, direct and unaltered from the Euphrates River. We look at the ISIS Jihadists and his endless supply of Raytheon-built TOW missiles or maybe we look to Africa to Boko Haram and a barefoot tribesman chatting all day on a 2,000 dollar satellite phone with someone picking up the 35 dollar a minute fees.

It’s always the unasked question, never to be asked by a corrupt officer corps or a fake Congress or a fake President who has pointed out repeatedly, that we are dealing with a fake NATO as well. SIGINT is fake, HUMINT is gleaned from the internet and fake, our news videos are fake, nearly as fake as Ivanka Trump…

It is obvious what we have created, in 1935 General Smedley Butler warned us that war is a racket, even Paul Wolfowitz thought he was sending troops to steal oil – it took him two years to realise it was far easier to hold a gun to the head of the American people, build a police state in the United States and to duplicate Orwell’s world from the novel 1984.

The perpetual war scenario laid out in 1984 is now reality, Orwell really was trying to warn us of things to come, too bad no-one in a position of power seems to have paid him any heed.

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Trump Wastes over $94mn in Taxpayer’s Money on Ineffective Syrian Airstrikes*

Syria Shoots Down 34 of 59 Cruise Missiles, Russia to Upgrade System*

Rothschild Demands Western Nations Invade Syria*

Cheney, Rothschild, Murdoch Violate International Law By Drilling for Oil in Syria*

 

If NATO Wants Peace and Stability it Should Stay Home*

If NATO Wants Peace and Stability it Should Stay Home*

By Ulson Gunnar

A curious op-ed appeared in The National Interest, penned by Hans Binnendijk and David Gompert, adjunct senior fellows at the RAND Corporation. Titled, “NATO’s Role in post-Caliphate Stability Operations,” it attempts to make a case for NATO involvement everywhere from Libya to Syria and Iraq in fostering stability in the wake of a yet-to-be defeated Islamic State.

The authors propose that NATO step in to fill what it calls an impending “vacuum left as the caliphate collapses,” heading off alternatives including “chaos or Iran, backed by Russia, filling the void, with great harm to U.S. and allied interests in either case.” The op-ed never explains why Iran, neighbouring Syria and Iraq, is less qualified to influence the region than the United States which exists literally oceans away and shares nothing in terms of history, culture, language or shared interests in stability and peace.

The op-ed would literally claim:

NATO is the only security organization with the skills and breadth to take on this task. The U.S.-led anti-Islamic State coalition of 68 partners is ill equipped to engage in this complex task. A more cohesive organization such as NATO should lead, but in ways that allow continued Arab participation. A creative version of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) coalition could provide the answer.”

It was an interesting choice by the authors to showcase one of NATO’s most stupendous and continuing failures in Afghanistan with mention of the ISAF, a force that not only has failed to bring stability to the Central Asia nation in over a decade and a half of occupation, but has presided over the emergence of the Islamic State there where previously it had no presence.

The reality of what NATO is versus what The National Interest op-ed attempts to pass it off as, resembles more of a sales pitch for a shoddy product than a genuine attempt at geopolitical analysis or problem solving. But the truth goes deeper still.

NATO is a Global Wrecking Ball, It Cannot Create Stability 

The op-ed focuses primarily on proposing NATO roles for a post-Islamic State Libya, Iraq and Syria.

Libya is perhaps the most tragic of the three, with NATO having used direct military force in 2011 to topple the government of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in support of known extremists passed off at the time by both NATO spokespeople and the US-European media as “moderate rebels.”

The predictable fallout from this military campaign was the collapse of Libya as a relatively stable and unified nation-state into warring factions. The instability became fertile grounds for extremism, with many of the groups backed by NATO evolving into what is now the “Islamic State.”

The National Interest op-ed also makes mention of “Arab participation.” It should be remembered that the most extreme factions fighting in Libya were not only aided by direct NATO military intervention, but were armed and funded by Persian Gulf dictatorships as well, including Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

A similar pattern of sowing instability has unfolded in Syria, leading to, not averting the rise of the Islamic State.

And Iraq’s instability is a direct and lasting consequence of the US military invasion and occupation of 2003.

If nothing else, this exposes NATO and its members as a collective, global wrecking ball. Just as a wrecking ball cannot be used to construct a building on a vacant lot, NATO cannot be used to construct the conditions for stability across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Really Stopping the Islamic State Means Really Stopping Support for It

Ultimately, what the op-ed calls for is the permanent occupation of the three nations by NATO forces ranging from special forces in Libya to the formal occupation of Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq.

Interestingly, the op-ed suggests that the NATO occupation force in Syria should not only be used to combat the Islamic State, but to also deter “Syrian military thrusts,” referring to the armed forces of the actual and only legitimate government in Syria.

This last point exposes fully what NATO is really interested in, and what this sales pitch is really advertising. NATO is not in MENA to defeat the Islamic State, it is merely using the Islamic State as a pretext to project Western hegemony across the region.

The closing paragraph states:

This NATO strategy cannot, and should not be expected to, settle the Syrian civil war, bring ethnic and sectarian harmony to Iraq, or create an effective Libyan state. What it could do is create conditions of stability in which lasting solutions at least have a chance. It can do so only if the U.S. is ready to call upon NATO to join it in filling the post-ISIS void and for the European allies to answer that call.

Certainly, NATO’s presence in Syria, Iraq or Libya will not bring any sort of stability. NATO has proven its absolute inability to achieve this in its 16 year occupation of Afghanistan. Claiming NATO occupation will “create conditions of stability in which lasting solutions at least have a chance” is merely NATO’s way of ensuring no matter how the chaos it itself has created across MENA, it will hold a stake in the outcome if for no other reason because it has literally taken and occupies territory within the post-war region.

U.S. Army Sgt.Mark Phiffer stands guard duty near a burning oil well in the Rumaylah Oi Fields in Southern Iraq

It is interesting that the Islamic State rose in the wake of US-led, NATO-backed violence stretching from North Africa to Central Asia and only began to suffer setbacks upon greater and more direct Russian and Iranian intervention.

The bombing of Islamic State and Jabhat Al Nusra logistical lines emanating from NATO-member Turkey’s borders by Russian warplanes, for example, inevitably led to huge gains by the Syrian Arab Army including the eventual liberation of Aleppo, the containment of Idlib and a significant retraction of Islamic State-held territory in eastern Syria.

The torrent of supplies feeding Islamic State and other fronts of extremist militancy flowing from Turkey is the admitted result of Persian Gulf sponsorship, which in turn, serves as an intermediary for US and NATO support for what the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency called in 2012 (.pdf) a “Salafist principality.”

The specific purpose of this “Salafist principality,” admittedly backed by Persian Gulf dictatorships, Turkey and what the US DIA refers to as “the West,” was to “isolate the Syrian regime.”  Clearly then, were NATO genuinely interested in defeating the Islamic State and undoing the damage it has done, it would begin by withdrawing it and its allies’ own support of the terrorist organization in the first place.

In short, if NATO truly wants to create stability across MENA, it merely needs to stop intentionally sowing instability.

Of course, a unilateral military bloc intentionally sowing chaos across an entire region of the planet is doing so for a very specific purpose. It is the same purpose all hegemons throughout human history have sought to divide and destroy regions they cannot outright conquer. A destroyed competitor may not be as favorable as a conquered, controlled and exploited competitor, but is certainly preferable to a free and independent competitor contributing to a greater multipolar world order. NATO, by embedding itself amid the chaos it itself has created, as it has proven in Afghanistan, only ensures further chaos.

Within this chaos, NATO can ensure if its own membership cannot derive benefit from the region, no one else will. A call like that featured in The National Interest for NATO to bring “stability” to the MENA region stands in stark contrast to the reality that everywhere NATO goes, chaos not only follows, it stays indefinitely until NATO leaves.

The best thing NATO can do for stability across MENA is to leave.

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U.S. Coalition Bombs Syrian Army in Sweida*

U.S. Coalition Bombs Syrian Army in Sweida*

By Leith Fadel

The U.S. Coalition bombed the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions in eastern Al-Sweida, today, the Pentagon claimed this evening.

A U.S. Coalition jet allegedly attacked the Syrian Army’s positions near the Rasi’i Well after the latter advanced more than 35km into rebel-held territory near the Jordanian border.

According to a military source in Damascus, the U.S. Coalition carried out a “warning” strike, which was meant to deter the Syrian government forces from advancing further into rebel-held territory; however, this has not been confirmed by the Syrian Army’s High Command.

The same source alleges that the Coalition jet was actually Jordanian, not a U.S. warplane.

If this report proves true, this attack by the U.S. would mark the second time this year that the Trump administration has targeted the Syrian military.

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Wikileaks Shows How Google Helped Al-Qaeda in Syria*

Wikileaks Shows How Google Helped Al-Qaeda in Syria*

By Henri Feyerabend

Google has helped Al-Qaeda and other Salafist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood gain new members at the dawn of the Syrian conflict, secret documents and e-mails published by Wikileaks show.

The then director of Google Ideas, Jared Cohen coordinated actions to support the groups often dubbed as rebels with then U.S. Foreign Minister Hillary Clinton and Deputy U.S. State Secretary William Burns. Google employed it’s expertise in the IT sector to help the conflict in Syria gain traction.

In July 2012 Google provided a software tool, with which defections in Syria were to be tracked and the thereby gained informations spread in Syria with the help of Al-Jazeera. According to the plotting of U.S. officials and Google, this should encourage more people to take up arms and join the ranks of the rebels. Then Director of Policy Planning for Obama, Jake Sullivan let Hillary Clinton, for which he served as an advisor in the last presidential election, know that, “this is a pretty cool idea.”

The U.S. administration back in 2012 was already aware of the fact that the opposition in the Syrian conflict mainly consists of Al-Qaeda and other jihadist groups. In a then secret, now publicly available internal report of the U.S. administration on the Syrian conflict is stated, that “the salafist, the Muslim Brotherhood and AQI are the major forces driving the insurgency in Syria.”

Furthermore the rise of the Islamic State was anticipated to result out of an empowered Al-Qaeda along the Syrian-Iraqi border: “If the situation there unravels, there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared salafist principality in eastern Syria (Hasakah and Deir Ez-zor) and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want.”

Supporting Al-Qaeda it seems, was already feasible for the U.S. administration in 2012, just 11 years and 2 wars after the Twin Towers in New York were hit by planes. Sullivan wrote in another mail reporting to Clinton about the Syrian conflict in 2012 that “Al-Qaeda is on our side in Syria.”

Google which tries to gain users trust with it’s slogan -Don’t be evil- since year 2000, has also evolved. In 2015 the company was restructured, with Alphabet now being the parent organisation of the sub-branches like Google, Verily and Google Ideas. It has also become part of the U.S. military industrial complex, which provides products and services essential for the deployment and sustenance of military operations, as NSA director Keith Alexander assessed.

Alphabet’s head Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen envisioned this new status for Google:

“What Lockheed Martin was for the twentieth century, technology and cyber-security companies will be for the twenty-first.”

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Russian and Syrian Forces Arrest 1,000 ISIS Militants – Media Blackout*

Russian and Syrian Forces Arrest 1,000 ISIS Militants – Media Blackout*

By Sean Tabatabai

Russian and Syrian forces have arrested over 1,000 ISIS militants in Syria, amid a total mainstream blackout.

The joint military exercise saw the beset Al Qaboun district of Damascaus finally liberated from ISIS rule, following months of intense clashes between Daesh and Russian and Syrian forces.

Fort-russ.com reports: The move was warmly welcomed by residents of Damascus, whose neighbourhoods were, for the past few months, frequently targeted by rockets and mortars of the terrorists, lurking in Al Qaboun.

New success was also reported in Al Mouadamiyeh, a town, located in the Damascene district of Daraya, where several Al Nusra Front-linked terrorists were annihilated by the units of the Syrian Army.

About 1000 jihadists, associated with Al Nusra Front, are said to have surrendered themselves to authorities in the southern Syrian province of Daraa, earlier on Saturday.

The army also made further advancements in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ez Zour, where ISIS gatherings and movements once again came under intense fire.

Several ISIS targets were destroyed in Al Sheikh Yassin, Al Hamidiyeh and Kanamat neighborhoods of Deir Ez Zour city and the surrounding areas of Deir Ez Zour Airport, leaving many terrorists dead and injured, in addition to destroying their equipment, weapons and ammunition stockpiles.

Deir Ez-Zor was, however, not the only place where ISIS met with losses. Several ISIS terrorists were killed during army raids in the eastern countryside of Aleppo province.

Meanwhile, sources of the YPG, a leading Kurdish militia, associated with the so-called “Syrian Democratic Forces”, reportedly announced it will soon hand over control of Euphrates Dam to the Syrian government.

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Eyewitness: Foreign Terrorists from Neighbouring Countries Armed, Trained and Financed by the U.S, and Co. in Syria*

Eyewitness: Foreign Terrorists from Neighbouring countries Armed, Trained and
Financed by the U.S, and Co. in Syria*

From Alexandra Bruce

 

Jimmy Dore probes the complete disconnect between U.S. Government propaganda about Syria and the reality of the situation with investigative reporter, Eva Bartlett, who has been in the Middle East for years and now in Syria.

From her observations, all reports that events on Syria are anything resembling a “civil war” are false.
What she is seeing are foreign combatants from neighbouring countries being armed, trained and financed by the U.S., Saudi Arabia and Israel to oust the duly-elected President Bashar al-Assad, who the vast majority of Syrians do not wish to see out of power.
This is a rare interview of Dore’s where he doesn’t hurl non-stop F-bombs, so for those who don’t go in for that sort of thing, worry not.

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Rights Group Sues Trump Admin for Legal Explanation of Syria Missile Strike*

Rights Group Sues Trump Admin for Legal Explanation of Syria Missile Strike*

 

 

Government watchdog United to Protect Democracy has launched a legal complaint to force the Trump administration to disclose the legal basis behind the April 6 missile strike on a Syrian airfield. The attack could set a dangerous precedent, the group warns.

The rights group filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice, Department of Defense and State Department, demanding that data relevant to the missile strike be released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Fifty-nine Tomahawk missiles were fired at Shayrat Airbase in Syria on April 6, killing at least six people and injuring several others. The move came in response to an April 4 chemical incident in the town of Khan Shaykhun, for which the U.S. blamed the Syrian government, without providing any consistent evidence.

U..S President Donald Trump did not get the green light for the missile strike from either the Congress or the UN Security Council. Thus, the lawsuit says, Trump’s unilateral decision still requires a publicly-released legal rationale.

“Some countries may tolerate a head of state launching a new conflict without offering a clear legal justification, but we should not, ” United to Protect Democracy’s legal director and former Obama White House lawyer, Justin Florence, wrote on the group’s website.

Protect Democracy wants access to all records concerning the missile strike under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This covers communications related to the matter from April 4 through to the present, including emails and memos. The agencies are to reply in 20 days.

“Any time we use force against a new adversary, it creates the potential for a prolonged conflict placing American lives at risk. When the Administration contemplates sending Americans into harm’s way, the public deserves a clear explanation for how our government is acting consistent with the law,” Florence stated.

He added that initiating the strike without Congress approval can set up a precedent for “future actions elsewhere.”

Apart from Syria, Protect Democracy also mentions North Korea as a potential conflict area, citing the president’s words on the possible “major, major conflict” with Pyongyang.

The group pointed out that all the previous explanations were inconsistent, recalling Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’s quote about “after-dinner entertainment” in relation to the strike, as well as Tump’s justifying references to chemical weapons and protection of national interests, among other statements.

The only official letter sent to Congress appealing to “vital national security and foreign policy interests” was described as “vague” and “worrisome” by Florence as it lacks legal recognition of domestic and international law and declares the possibility of additional action.

There was another precedent of bypassing Congressional authorization on military action, the watchdog notes. Back in 2011, the US intervened in Libya, but then the action was authorized by the UN Security Council and was followed by a detailed legal opinion from the Department of Justice to provide the rationale. And in 2013, then-President Barack Obama did not strike Syria in retaliation to alleged chemical weapons use, as the decision was not supported by Congress.

The refusal to shed light on the actions in Syria would have two “disturbing” explanations, according to Florence. The first suggests that Trump “never rigorously made an assessment about the legality of the Syria strikes” and had no legal guidance on the issue. The second implies the will to “to keep the American people and the Congress in the dark,” which could prevent “oversight of the President’s ability to take the United States into a new armed conflict with another country.”

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