Archive | May, 2015

HOMS: ISIS SUFFERS STAGGERING LOSSES IN RATS AND MATERIEL

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UNDER BLAZING GUNS OF THE SYRIAN ARMY

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armyHOMS:  The western media is giving me laughter pangs – cramps all over my sides especially the British child molesters who have taken it upon themselves to defend the only future Caliphate based on perversion and freedom to bugger.

Jibaab Hamad close to Al-Furuqlus in the East:   SAA waited stealthily for ISIS slugs to slowly drift by in their Saudi-purchased Chevy pickups armed with the usual Croatian manufactured 23mm cannons.  And didn’t they get what they had coming to them?:

‘Abdul-Jaleel Awbaashi

‘Umar Shihaab

Mahmoud ‘Ali Sahnooni

Nicmettin Mehmut Kemalzaade  (TURK PIG OYSTER)

The rest were all foreigners with physical features similar to those of Central Asia and western China.  All together, the SAA killed 14 rats and wounded scores.

Al-‘Aamiriyya:  A pickup with a 23mm cannon was destroyed along with 2 vans carrying cats.  These were more ISIS rodents.  According to SANA and my Ba’ath sources, the enemy suffered over 50 casualties in this encounter.   No names sent.

Palmyra Airbase area:  Syrian Army artillery pounded ISIS positions around the airbase for 3 hours causing the rats to reform east of the base to take another drubbing.  No other details.

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مقتل 30 إرهابياً من النصرة بعمليات للجيش في ريف درعاAl-Sukhna Village:  SAA fired several salvos at moving rodents with some reports of direct hits. No other details.

Al-Jadhal Gas Field:  SAA continues to repel ISIS at this site.  It is clear that the terrorist savages need to recoup financial losses by selling gas to Erdoghan’s retarded apes.

Al-Shaa’er Mountain area:  SAA continues to hit ISIS over the area north of Al-Jadhal Gas Field.  According to one report, the SAA struck an ISIS armored car destroying it and killing all inside.  After the battle, it was reported also that the SAA collected weapons and ammunition for use in exterminating Saudis.

Ayn Al-Baarida Village:  Fighting with no details.

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ضربات نارية مكثفة تستهدف تحركات Umm Sahreej near Jubb Al-Jarraah:  Syrian Army and militia killed these plague-carrying rodents:

Sameeh Baydar

Muhammad Al-‘Ashshi

Yazeed Bilaal ‘Ali-Hassan

Muhsin Daawood Al-Sayyid

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الجيش يستهدف بالقصف الصاروخي مواقع لإرهابيي داعش في ريف الحسكةAl-Shindaakhiyya:  Fighting with no details.

Hawsh Al-Zubaadi Village:  Ditto.

North Al-Mushayrifa:  These 2 were identified among the 9 dead:

Sulaymaan Tatarji

Al-Sayyid Burhaan ‘Uthmaan

More fighting in:  Talbeesa where 23 rats were killed and in Al-Ghantu.

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THE WALLS OF JERICHO TUMBLE DOWN

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WHY THE SYRIAN ARMY WITHDREW FROM AREEHAA; WHAT IS TEHERAN DOING ABOUT IT?

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  مصدر عسكري: الجيش ينسحب إلى خطوط دفاعية بمحيط مدينة اريحا بريف ادلبAreehaa is Jericho in Arabic.  It fell to the Turk-supported vultures yesterday after very heavy fighting.  I HAVE SAID THIS BEFORE, AND I WILL SAY IT AGAIN NOW: WE ARE AT WAR WITH TURKEY, SAUDI ARABIA, QATAR AND JORDAN There can be no beating around the bush.  Syria is even at war with Britain’s ruling junta, the French criminal regime and the United States which is led by the world’s most sinister war criminal – the half-breed fraud, Obama.  Russia has sent a Parliamentary delegation to Damascus to reassure Syria of Moscow’s deep commitment to the security and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic emphasizing growing technological cooperation between the two sovereign nations.  SyrPer can confirm that a record number of ships and cargo planes from Russia have been both docking and landing in Syria’s coastal zones.  They are not carrying bottles of vodka.

Turkey planned this operation for weeks.  Syria has used drones to monitor the concentration of terrorist forces mostly in the area of Turk-occupied Iskenderoun.  One drone was shot down by the miserable Turks when it encroached on to their territory last week.  The SAA knew of the assault on the northwest part of Idlib Province.  The only surprise was the vast number of rodents used to accomplish the assault.  The came from both Turkey and Idlib.  Their efforts to collect rodents from Jisr Al-Shughoor came a cropper due to the fact that the town is completely surrounded by the SAA.

Areehaa is about 3 kms to the south of Idlib.  It’s population is very pro-Damascus so expect the usual carnage at the hands of the Alqaeda savages.  I have been informed that the SAA assured the safety of government employees by evacuating most of them before the phased and organized withdrawal of our army.

About 7 days ago, the rodents bombarded the town with over 1000 rockets and artillery shells acquired by the Saudi Arabian apes and delivered to them by the brainless, sick Turks of Hakan Fidan’s MIT.  Coupled with American-supplied TOW anti-tank rockets, their ground assault to the north of the town was too costly to withstand given the fact that the army was still awaiting a large force from Hama to arrive.  The rats also, with Turk connivance, picked a time when meteorological predictions were for cloud cover essentially handicapping the SAAF again a la Idlib City.  With American-supplied MANPADS, our air force has to stay at elevations higher than the clouds in order to use newly acquired, super-accurate laser-guided Russian air-to-ground missiles.

The decision to withdraw from Areehaa was an easy one for the SAA High Command.  The chance of losing many soldiers to American equipment given to Alqaeda to massacre Christians and other minorities when the air force was hobbled by bad weather was too high a price.  Moreover, the areas about which we are talking are in the northwest of the country close to the stagnant feudal state of Turkey where the rats have guaranteed supply routes attended to by Erdoghan’s thugs.

The SAA has withdrawn to a short distance from Areehaa.  The SAA’s large army has repositioned at Awram Al-Jawz and Kafr Shalaayaa, all to the south and southwest.  The area around Jabal Al-Arba’een has been overrun by the rats except that the summit remains under the control of our soldiers who will need air-borne resupply every once in a while.  We can confirm that all supply routes to the army and to the provinces of Latakia, Hama and Tartous are protected with the International Highway remaining under the SAA’s control.  The Wahhabist child molesting war criminals have control now over Kafr Najd, Al-Mu’taram and Arshaayaa. 

The Western Press has begun another propaganda offensive quoting the eminently unquotable felon at SOHR.  That rodent claims that Hizbollah was involved in the withdrawal from Areehaa.  He is lying.  If there are any Lebanese fighters in the area, they are part of the National Defense Force which does accept both Lebanese, Iraqi and Palestinian volunteers.   You can always assume SOHR is lying from the fact that it gets all its falsehoods from MI6 and the stinking British Foreign Office.  Not to worry.

There are several factors playing out here which can explain why the SAA is not fighting to its highest capabilities.  The first is Iran’s negotiations with the West.  June 30 is the last day for the talks unless someone can extend that time.  The Iranians are not interested any longer in delaying this process.  They have received assurances from the BRICS countries that, no matter what the outcome, sanctions will be lifted in their entirety.  This means that China, India and Russia will declare the sanctions regime over.  With all these countries interested in trading with their own currencies, the bankruptcy of Obama’s policies will be brought into full relief.  This is why the U.S. is so keen on strengthening ISIS.  The trip by Iraqi p.m.  Al-‘Abbaadi to Moscow is only a prelude to what the Americans now know will be another U.S. exit.

Iran is anxious to get out of the U.N.-imposed sanctions regime.  And, so is Germany.  Businessmen in Germany are flooding Iran with opportunities for investment and business proposals  which the feckless, matronly hag, Angela Merkel, cannot ignore.  Add to this the burgeoning relationship between Germany’s BND and Syria’s security establishment in which Damascus is cooperating in anti-terrorist operations in Europe.

Whether a deal on Iran’s peaceful nuclear program will get off to a punctual and positive start is anybody’s guess.  But, Iran is banking, literally, on a major shift in its economic posture – so important the Saudis and their Zionist allies shiver at the very thought – because Iran will overtake the Zionist Khazar State as the biggest provider of technology to the region, an event which will redound to Syria’s benefit as bigger and better equipment will be purchased from the frugal Russians.

But, there is also the imminent collapse of Saudi Arabia.  The Saudi clan or “royal” family is at odds over succession and economic policy.  Add to that the adventure in Yemen where a coalition of nobodies is waging an empty-headed war to enshrine sectarianism as an axiom of Arab existence.  With Yemen not breaking, and, in fact, expanding into Saudi Arabian territory, the Saudis are completely at a loss to deal with this development especially in light of Pakistan’s reluctance to send troops while the Taliban are having their way in Afghanistan and the western spine of the country.  The Saudis can try to cajole Africans to come and participate in this fool’s errand, but, that cannot shake the belief that all experts have about the very existence of a Saudi army or, even if it existed, whether it would fight and die for a race of greedy apes and bloodsucking leeches which are the symbols on the Saudi escutcheon.

It appears that the SAA is willing to cede territory if it is on the margins of the country.  Towns like Al-Raqqa, Palmyra, Idlib, Manbij, are expendable and recoverable.  It’s all a matter of timing and planning.  The center of the country is in the hands of the government.  Rats can occupy desert zones with little interference from our army, to be sure, a condition which often leads commentators to proclaim, misleadingly,  that huge swathes of our lands to be in the realm of ISIS, for example.  But the territory is, more often than not, arid wasteland or rainless steppes.  We must never lose sight of the essential constituents of statehood and remember how wars ebb and flow.  I am most optimistic about Syria’s future.  The enemies of Syria are heading for a dark, pitiless abyss.  ZAF

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Pakistan Armed Forces’ Role in UN Peacekeeping

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By Sajjad Shaukat

Every year, International Day of United Nations (UN) Peacekeepers is celebrated on May 29 to

pay tribute to all those who served in the UN peacekeeping operations and to honor the memory of those who lost their lives in the cause of peace. This very day also reminds Pakistan Armed Forces role in UN peacekeeping measures, during war and peace time.

Pakistan Armed Forces are considered the best organized institution, and are highly respected in the country, as since the founding of Pakistan, its military has played a key role in holding the state together, promoting a feeling of nationhood and providing a bastion of selfless service.

Since its creation, Pakistan has played a significant role as UN member, in bringing peace

through active diplomatic, moral and material support in various regions of the world. Today,

Pakistan’s position as one of the largest troop contributing country in the world with one of the

highest peacekeepers’ casualty figure is testimony to its commitment and endeavours towards

promoting the noble cause of global peace. It is not easy to achieve peace in world’s conflict

ridden areas. But Pakistan Army’s history is replete with sacrifices, services to humanity and

promoting collective security for human prosperity.

In this regard, Pakistan is a big player in UN peacekeeping forces. Pakistan joined the United

Nations on September 30, 1947. Since 1960, it has been actively involved in most of the UN

peacekeeping missions. Major contributions of Pakistan Army are in Congo, Liberia Somalia,

Ivory Coast, Western Sahara, Sierra Leone, Bosnia, Kosovo, Georgia, East Timor Haiti etc.

Even, at present, more than 8200 troops of Pakistan Army are engaged in different peacekeeping missions across various volatile countries.

The performance of Pakistani peacekeepers has been recognized worldwide by several world

leaders including those of the UN. An undeniable professional standing of Pakistani forces has

made them the passion of every special representative of Secretary General and Force

Commander in each of UN peacekeeping operations. In this respect, Pakistan’s dedication

towards UN has been acknowledged by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon who himself visited Pakistan and inaugurated the Center for International Peace and Stability (CIPS) on 13 August 2013 and praised Pakistan’s efforts in UN peacekeeping missions.

However, Pakistan has participated in 41 UN missions in 23 states where total 142,542 Pakistani personnel engaged, taking start from UN Congo Operation in 1960. Pak army delivered its services there, and contributed in ordnance, transport and staff. It is still present in Congo, and provided a Battalion Group comprising one infantry battalion and supporting elements.

For maintaining and monitoring ceasefire during transition of West Irian from Dutch rule to

Indonesians, Pakistan contributed 1500 infantry troops from October 3, 1962 to April 30, 1963.

In a rare acknowledgement of excellent role done, Chinese Premier Chou-En-Lai had said, “The only example in United Nation’s history, when United Nations force had gone in…performed its role honestly and came out, was Pakistan’s military contingent to Indonesia.”

Besides, Pakistan’s contribution was in United Nations Yemen Observer Mission (UNYOM) as

a military observer from January to September 1964. Yemen entered into a state of civil war in

1962. To ensure that this conflict did not escalate into global incident, the UN set up its Yemen

Observation Mission. And, United Nations Transition Assistance Group in Namibia (UNTAG)

was established to assist the special representative of the UN Secretary General to ensure the

early independence of Namibia through free and fair elections, and to carry out a number of

other duties. For the purpose, 20 military observers from Pak Army performed their duties from April 1, 1989 to March 21, 1990 in Namibia.

Notably, Pak Army played a positive role in the Middle East, and was on forefront for peace

restoration. United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observer Mission (UNIKOM) was set up in April 1991, following the forced withdrawal of Iraqi forces from Kuwait. Its task was to monitor the

demilitarized zone along the Iraq-Kuwait border and deter border violations. Pakistani forces

which helped continuing their services there from April 1991 to 2003 were assigned the most

difficult area in the north of Kuwait city—reclamation of Bubiyan Island was also entrusted to

them. The operation was carried out by a task force of Pakistan Army Engineers. The

professionalism and dedication displayed by this force was praised at international level.

While, inside the United Nations Transitional Authority on Cambodia (UNTAC), the Pakistan’s military forces carried out peacekeeping operations in the most thorny and remote areas during the period-May 1992 to August 1993. They overcame enormous logistic and operational problems, and proved their courage and determination by defending themselves and those for whom they were sent. Coping with the odds, they handled crisis after crisis and persuaded the warring factions to lay down their arms.

And, on the request of the UN in Latin America under the United Nations Mission in Haiti

(UNMIH), Pakistan provided one infantry battalion, ‘PAKBAT’ which arrived in Haiti in March 1995 and was deployed in Cape Haitien—the area faced extremely volatile security situation and was also the hotbed of political agitation. ‘PAKBAT’ discharged its duties with an extensive patrolling program, covering various regions there.

Nevertheless, Pakistan’s army has worked in difficult terrains and situations for the global peace.

Now, inside the country, although Pakistan Armed Forces are facing a tough situation in wake of war against terrorism, yet they are contributing to global peace and prosperity; having still a

large number of their presence in various parts of the world.

Now, the major powers must abandon their false propaganda against Pakistan and its Armed

Forces, as the latter did more in response of international demand of world peace.

Nonetheless, in pursuance of Pakistan Army’s unwavering commitment towards international

peace, 130 Pakistani soldiers have sacrificed their lives. In this connection, Pakistan Armed

Forces’ positive role in the UN peacekeeping measures reflects Pakistan’s desire to see the

principles of human dignity, freedom and self-determination.

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Heroic German woman Ursula Haverbeck debunks fake “Holocaust” narrative

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This is simply an amazing interview. Please take the time to watch the entire video. And keep in mind that “denying the Holocaust” is a criminal offense in Germany (and many other European nations).

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Donetsk republic warns of Kiev’s possible chemical weapons provocations

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A DPR spokesman said an additional group of US military chemical experts arrived at the airport in the southern port city Mariupol on May 26

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Ukrainian soldier in Donbas (archive)

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MOSCOW, May 29. /TASS/. The defense ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic(DPR) warned on Friday that Kiev forces could carry out provocations with the use of chemical weapons.

The ministry’s official spokesman Eduard Basurin told reporters that “works are underway on the territory of a chlorine storage base, to the north-east of Kochetok settlement in the Kharkiv region.”

The spokesman reminded that since mid-May, the civilian employees of the base were dismissed and then the Ukrainian Armed Forces sent a task force in an effort to tighten security at the facility.

“A week ago, our intelligence saw that 20 truck tanks with a capacity of five tonnes with an unknown chemical agent arrived at the facility’s territory,” Basurin said.

Basurin also said an additional group of US military chemical experts arrived at the airport in the southern port city Mariupol on May 26.

He did not rule out that “US military experts and Kiev authorities will prepare sabotage on Ukraine’s territory with the aim of accusing the DPR leadership of crime against humanity.”

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British ‘jihadi hunter’ in Syria says he will fight Isil to the death

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Hollywood actor who starred in Pirates of the Caribbean has no military background but left for Syria to support Kurdish forces battling Islamic State

By Louisa Loveluck, Cairo

A British Hollywood actor who travelled to Syria to join the fight against the Islamic State (Isil) has given a television interview in which he says he is ready to die for the cause.

Michael Enright, who starred alongside Johnny Depp in the blockbuster film Pirates of the Caribbean, has now swapped his cutlass for a kalashnikov.

Michael Enright with Anne Hathaway

Manchester-born Mr Enright, 51, told the Gulf-based Al-Aan TV he moved to join Kurdish fighters battling the Islamist militants after learning more about the group’s treatment of hostages and its persecution of Iraq’s Yazidi minority.

“This is not just a Kurdish call, this is a call to humanity to obliterate [Isil], said the actor, calling the extremist group a “stain on humanity”.

The well-organised Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) has emerged as a key partner for the US-led alliance against Isil in Syria. Mainstream rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have mostly been eclipsed by jihadists, complicating a US plan to train and equip Syrian opposition forces.

Mr Enright is one of dozens of foreign fighters have travelled to the self-styled Kurdish enclave of Rojava to join the fight. Most have a military background. Many have been recruited via Facebook, and some have funded their airfare on crowdfunding websites.


Michael Enright in the Kurdish enclave of Rojava

“I didn’t come here to run, I came here to fight. If I die, I die,” said Mr Enright, adding that he had written letters to his family as a way of preparing them for his death. He has previously said that he did not inform his famous friends of his departure, for fear they would try and stop him.

The Hollywood actor has featured in a host of box office hits, appearing alongside Tom Cruise, Robin Williams and John Travolta.

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To beat ISIS, kick out US-led coalition

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It is time to cut these losses and bring some heavyweights into this battle against extremism.

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by Sharmine Narwani

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It’s been a bad time for foes of ISIS. Islamic State scored a neat hat-trick by invading strategic Ramadi in Iraq’s mainly Sunni Anbar province, occupying Syria’s historic gem Palmyra, and taking over Al-Tanf, the last remaining border crossing with Iraq.

The multinational, American-led ‘Coalition’ launched last August to thwart Islamic State’s (IS, formerly ISIS) march across Syria and Iraq…did nothing.

And so Baghdad and Washington are pointing fingers, each accusing the other of being asleep on the job.

US DEFENSE SECRETARY ASH CARTER

US DEFENSE SECRETARY ASH CARTER

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter struck a low blow on Sunday in a CNN interview:

“What apparently happened was that the Iraqi forces just showed no will to fight. They vastly outnumbered the opposing force. That says to me… that we have an issue with the will of the Iraqis to fight and defend themselves.”

Carter must have forgotten that Iraqis staved off an ISIS occupation of Ramadi for almost 18 months. He also forgot that it was Iraqis who defended and/or recovered Amerli, Suleiman Beg, Tuz Khurmatu, Jurf al-Sakhar, Jalula, Saadiyah, Khanaqin, Muqdadiyah, Baquba, Udhaim Dam, Tharthar Dam, Habbaniyah, Haditha, Al-Baghdadi, Mosul Dam, Mount Sinjar, Zumar, Erbil, Gwer, Makhmur, dozens of Christian villages in the Nineveh Plains, Tikrit, Samarra, Balad, Dhuluiya, Dujail, Ishaqi, Al-Alam, Al-Dour, Albu Ajil, Awja, Al-Mutassim, Mukayshifa, Ajil and Alas oilfields, Hamrin mountains, Baiji oil refinery, scores of villages in the provinces of Salaheddine, Diyala, Kirkuk, Anbar, and Babil – and the capital city, Baghdad.

The Iraqis have shot back. Key MP Hakim al-Zamili blames Ramadi’s collapse on the US’s failure to provide “good equipment, weapons and aerial support” to troops.

Deputy Prime Minister Saleh Mutlaq, himself a Sunni from Anbar Province, concluded that the Americans were coming up short in all areas.

“The Coalition airstrikes are not enough to eliminate IS.” Furthermore, the US policy of recruiting Sunni tribes for the fight, he added, was “too late” – it is “important but not enough.”

If ever there was an understatement, this is it.

Washington’s long-stated objective of rallying together a vetted Sunni fighting force – or its equivalent in the form of a National Guard – has always served as a placeholder to avoid facing realities.

One thing we have learned from IS gains in small and large Sunni towns alike, is that the extremist group prides itself on sleeper cells and alliances inside of these areas. Sunni tribes and families, both, are divided on their support of IS. And the militants ensure that everyone else falls in line through a brutal campaign of inflicting fear and pain indiscriminately. So the likelihood of a significant, anti-IS, well-trained and equipped Sunni fighting force emerging anytime soon is just about nil.

So too is the idea of a US-led Coalition air force that can cripple Islamic State. Washington has run fewer sorties over Syria and Iraq in the nine months since inception of its air campaign, than Israel ran in its entire three-week Gaza blitz in 2008-09.

Where were the American bombers when Ramadi and Palmyra were being taken? And why does the US Air Force only seem to engage in earnest when their Kurdish allies are being threatened – as in Kobani (Ain al-Arab), Syria, and Erbil in Iraq?

ISIS in Ramadi

ISIS in Ramadi

US calculations for Syria & Iraq

If actions speak louder than words, then Washington’s moves in the Mideast have been deafening.

Forget talk of a ‘unified Iraq’ with a ‘strong central government’. And definitely forget loudly-proclaimed objectives of ‘training moderate forces’ to ‘fight off IS’ across the Jordanian and Turkish borders in Syria. That’s just talk.

An objective look at US interests in the region paint an entirely different picture. The Americans seek to maintain absolute hegemony in the Mideast, even as they exit costly military occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Their primary interests are 1) access to low cost oil and gas, 2) propping up Israel, and more recently, 3) undermining Russian (and Chinese) influence in the region.

Clinging on to hegemony would be a whole lot easier without the presence of a powerful, independent Islamic Republic of Iran, which continues to throw a wrench in many of Washington’s regional projects.

So hegemony is somewhat dependent on weakening Iran – and its supportive alliances.

With the removal of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, the US inadvertently extended Iran’s arc of influence in a direct geographic line to Palestine, leaving the Israeli colonial project vulnerable. Former President George W. Bush immediately took on the task of destroying this Resistance Axis by attempting to neuter Iranian allies Hezbollah, Syria and Hamas – and failed.

The Arab Spring presented a fresh opportunity to regroup: the US and its Turkish and Persian Gulf allies swung into action to create conditions for regime-change in Syria. The goal? To break this geographic line from Iran – through Iraq, Syria and Lebanon – to Palestine.

When regime-change failed, the goalpost moved to the next best plan: dividing Syria into several competing chunks, which would weaken the central state and create a pro-US ‘buffer’ along the border with Israel.

ISIS Daesh cartoon

Weakening the central government in Iraq by dividing the state along Kurdish, Sunni and Shiite lines has also been a priority for the Americans.

You only have to look at recent US actions in Iraq to see this unspoken plan in action. Washington’s most intensive airstrikes to date were when Kurdish Erbil and its environs came under threat by ISIS. Congress has breached all international norms by ushering through legislation to directly arm Sunni and Kurdish militias and bypass the central government in Baghdad. And despite endless promises and commitments, the Americans have failed at every hurdle to train and equip the Iraqi Army and security forces to do anything useful.

A weak, divided Iraq can never become a regional powerhouse allied with Iran and the Resistance Axis. Likewise a weak, divided Syria. But without US control over these central governments, the only way to achieve this is 1) through the creation of sectarian and ethnic strife that could carve out pro-US buffers inside the ‘Resistance states’ and/or 2) through the creation of a hostile ‘Sunni buffer’ to break this line from Iran to Palestine.

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A member of the Iraqi security forces stands guard during a patrol in the city of Ramadi (Reuters / Stringer)

Today, America’s ‘Sunni buffer’ is Islamic State

General Walid Sukariyya, a Sunni, pro-resistance member of Lebanon’s parliament, agrees.

“ISIS will be better for the US and Israel than having a strong Iran, Iraq and Syria…If they succeed at this, the Sunni state in Iraq will split the resistance from Palestine.”

While Washington has long sought to create a buffer in Iraq on the Syrian border, it has literally spent years trying – and failing – to find, then mold, representative Sunni Iraqi leaders who will comfortably toe a pro-American line.

An example of this is the Anbar delegation US General John Allen handpicked last December for a DC tour, which excluded representatives of the two most prominent Sunni tribes fighting IS in Iraq – the Albu Alwan and Albu Nimr. A spokesman for the tribes, speaking to Al-Jarida newspaper, objected at the time:

“We are fighting ISIL and getting slaughtered, while suffering from a shortage of weapons. In the meantime, others are going to Washington to get funds and will later be assigned as our leaders.”

But why ignore Sunni groups who are unreservedly opposed to IS? Aren’t they America’s natural constituents inside Iraq?

The Takfiri extremist groups serve a purpose for Washington. IS has had the ability – where competing Sunni factions, with their ever-growing lists of demands from Baghdad, have not – to transform the US’ ‘buffer’ project into a physical reality. And Washington has not needed to expend blood, treasure or manpower to get the job done.

Last week, the government watchdog group Judicial Watch published a secret (now declassified) 2012 US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) document that sheds light on American calculations in Syria.

Written just 16 months into the 50-month-long Syrian conflict, the highly-redacted DIA document discloses the following key revelations:

“The Salafist, the Muslim Brotherhood and AQI (Al-Qaeda in Iraq) are the major forces driving the insurgency in Syria.”

“The West, Gulf countries and Turkey support the opposition.”

The Syrian government has focused its priorities on securing pro-government areas and major transportation routes, which means “the regime decreased its concentration in areas adjacent to the Iraqi borders (al Hasaka and Der Zor).”

“Opposition forces are trying to control the eastern areas (Hasaka and Der Zor) adjacent to the western Iraqi borders (Mosul and Anbar)…Western countries, the Gulf and Turkey are supporting these efforts.”

“The deterioration of the situation…creates the ideal atmosphere for AQI to return to its old pockets in Mosul and Ramadi…”

“If the situation unravels there is the opportunity of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist Principality in eastern Syria, and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime, which is considered the strategic depth of the Shia expansion (Iraq and Iran).”

The DIA brief makes clear that the escalation of conflict in Syria will create further sectarianism and radicalization, which will increase the likelihood of an ‘Islamic State’ on the Syrian-Iraqi border, one that would likely be manned by the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI).

So what did Washington do when it received this information? It lied.

US Secretary of State John Kerry: ''The greater risks.. are not acting''

US Secretary of State John Kerry: ”The greater risks.. are not acting”

Less than one month after the DIA report was published, US Secretary of State John Kerry told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee this about the Syrian opposition:

“I just don’t agree that a majority are Al-Qaeda and the bad guys. That’s not true. There are about 70,000 to 100,000 oppositionists … Maybe 15 percent to 25 percent might be in one group or another who are what we would deem to be bad guys…There is a real moderate opposition that exists.”

Using the fabricated storyline of ‘moderate rebels’ who need assistance to fight a ‘criminal Syrian regime’, the US government kept the Syrian conflict buzzing, knowing full well the outcome would mean the establishment of a Sunni extremist entity spanning the Syrian-Iraqi border…which could cripple, what the Americans call, “the strategic depth of the Shia expansion.”

As US Council on Foreign Relations member and terrorism analyst Max Abrahms conceded on Twitter:

“The August 5, 2012 DIA report confirms much of what Assad has been saying all along about his opponents both inside & outside Syria.”

Fakhreddin's Castle (top), is pictured in the historical city of Palmyra, Syria (Reuters / Nour Fourat)

Fakhreddin’s Castle (top), is pictured in the historical city of Palmyra, Syria (Reuters / Nour Fourat)

How to fight this American “Frankenstein”

Since last year, numerous Iraqi officials have complained about the US airdropping weapons to IS – whether deliberately or inadvertently remains disputed. Military sources, on the other hand, have made clear that the US-led Coalition ignores many of the Iraqi requests for air cover during ground operations.

If the US isn’t willing to play ball in Iraq’s existential fight against IS, then why bother with the Americans at all?

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is viewed as a ‘weak’ head of state – a relatively pro-American official who will work diligently to keep a balance between US interests and those of Iraq’s powerful neighbor, Iran.

But after the disastrous fall of Ramadi, and more bad news from inside Syria, Abadi has little choice but to mitigate these losses, and rapidly. The prime minister has now ordered the engagement of thousands of Hashd al-Shaabi (Shiite paramilitary groups, commonly known as the Popular Mobilization Forces) troops in the Anbar to wrest back control of Ramadi. And this – unusually – comes with the blessings of Anbar’s Sunni tribes who voted overwhelmingly to appeal to the Hashd for military assistance.

Joining the Hashd are a few thousand Sunni fighters, making this a politically palatable response. If the Ramadi operation goes well, this joint Sunni-Shiite effort (which also proved successful in Tikrit) could provide Iraq with a model to emulate far and wide.

The recent losses in Syria and Iraq have galvanized IS’ opponents from Lebanon to Iran to Russia, with commitments pouring in for weapons, manpower and funds. If Ramadi is recovered, this grouping is unlikely to halt its march, and will make a push to the Syrian border through IS-heavy territory. There is good reason for this: the militants who took Ramadi came across the Syrian border – in full sight of US reconnaissance capabilities.

A senior resistance state official told me earlier this year:

“We will not allow the establishment of a big (extremist) demographic and geographic area between Syria and Iraq. We will work to push Syrian ISIS inside Syria and Iraqi ISIS inside Iraq.”

Right now, the key to pushing back Takfiri gains inside Syria’s eastern and northwestern theaters lies in the strengthening of the Iraqi military landscape. And an absolute priority will be in clearing the IS ‘buffer’ between the two states.

Eighteen months ago, in an analysis about how to fight jihadist militants from the Levant to the Persian Gulf, I wrote that the solution for this battle will be found only within the region, specifically from within those states whose security is most compromised or under threat: Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Iran.

I argued that these four states would be forced to increase their military cooperation as the battles intensified, and that they would provide the only ‘boots on the ground’ in this fight.

And they will. But air cover is a necessary component of successful offensive operations, even in situations of unconventional warfare. If the US and its flimsy Coalition are unable or unwilling to provide the required reconnaissance assistance and the desired aerial coverage, as guided by a central Iraqi military command, then Iraq should look elsewhere for help.

Iran and Russia come to mind – and we may yet get there.

Iraq and Syria need to merge their military strategies more effectively – again, an area where the Iranians and Russians can provide valuable expertise. Both states have hit a dangerous wall in the past few weeks, and the motivation for immediate and decisive action is high today.

Lebanese resistance group Hezbollah is coming into play increasingly as well – its Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah has recently promised that Hezbollah will no longer limit itself geographically, and will go where necessary to thwart this Takfiri enemy. The non-state actors that make up the jihadist and Takfiri core cannot be beaten by conventional armies, which is why local militias accustomed to asymmetric warfare are best suited for these battles.

Criticizing the US’s utterly nonexistent response to the Ramadi debacle yesterday, Iran’s elite Quds Force Commander Qassem Suleimani points out:

“Today, there is nobody in confrontation with [IS] except the Islamic Republic of Iran, as well as nations who are next to Iran or supported by Iran.”

The Iranians have become central figures in the fight against terror, and are right next door to it – as opposed to Washington, over 6,000 miles away.

If the US has any real commitment to the War on Terror, it should focus on non-combat priorities that are also essential to undermine extremism:

1) securing the Turkish and Jordanian borders to prevent any further infiltration of jihadists into Syria and Iraq, 2) sanctioning countries and individuals who fund and weaponize the Takfiris, most of whom are staunch US allies, now ironically part of the ‘Coalition’ to fight IS, and 3) sharing critical intelligence about jihadist movements with those countries engaged in the battle.

It is time to cut these losses and bring some heavyweights into this battle against extremism. If the US-directed Coalition will not deliver airstrikes under the explicit command of sovereign states engaged at great risk in this fight, it may be time to clear Iraqi and Syrian airspace of coalition jets, and fill those skies with committed partners instead.

See:  Redrawing maps

RT

Published on May 25, 2015

The Islamic State – highly motivated, intensively effective, appallingly brutal and aggressive – and importantly media savvy. How is it changing the Middle East – particularly its communities and geography? After only being in existence for a short time, what legacy does the Islamic State aim to leave behind?

CrossTalking with Daniel Wagner, Peter Certo, and Sabah Al-Mukhtar.

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US Cries FIFA Foul to Penalize Russia

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Posted by Finian Cunningham

The melodrama had the air of a politically driven media campaign for maximum publicity.

Vladimir Putin said Sepp Blatter was being pressurized to drop Russia as World Cup hosts -- BBC, UKVladimir Putin said Sepp Blatter was being pressurized to drop Russia as World Cup hosts — BBC, UK

by Finian Cunningham

The saying goes: don’t mix politics and sport. That is exactly what the United States’ authorities seem to be doing over this week’s dramatic arrests of World Cup officials and allegations of rampant fraud amounting to $150 million.

The ostensible American concern is to clean up the tarnished image of the «beautiful game» in a global sting operation, which saw the arrest of seven senior members belonging to FIFA – the international federation that organizes the quadrennial soccer World Cup finals.

​But the real goal of the full-frontal assault on FIFA, which involved dawn raids at a five-star hotel in Swiss city Zurich, seems more to do with American political purpose to damage Russia’s World Cup plans. That objective has to be seen in the context of Washington’s aim to isolate and destabilize Moscow in an ongoing geopolitical battle that is currently centred on Ukraine.

Russia is to host the world’s biggest sporting tournament in 2018. The event carries huge prestige for the host country giving an enviable spotlight for millions of television viewers around the world to showcase modern infrastructure and national prowess. There is also the inestimable «soft power» that comes with consolidating friendly international relations by welcoming football teams and fans from over 30 nations. Russia already availed of such benefits in its successful hosting of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, which Western leaders sought then to spoil by boycotting that event over unconvincing human rights concerns.

Russia’s World Cup plans appear to be now similarly targeted for an ulterior political agenda. Within hours of the US-launched arrests of FIFA officials in Zurich, the football federation was obliged to state that the forthcoming World Cup in Russia was not in jeopardy of cancellation over related claims of wrongdoing in the selection of that venue.

Russian officials also moved to quash any suggestions that the 2018 finals would be disrupted by the ongoing US-led probe into alleged FIFA fraud.

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko

​«I see no threat to Russia or any problems», said Vitaly Mutko, the Russian sports minister, according to a New York Times report.

Russian foreign ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich alluded to the political dimensions of the American investigation, referring to the FIFA arrests as «another case of illegal extraterritorial application of US laws», adding: «We hope this will in no way be used to tarnish the international football organization in general and its decisions». The latter point is no doubt a reference to FIFA’s selection of Russia as the host nation for the 2018 tournament.

Suspicions that there is much more to the US investigation into FIFA affairs are aroused by the unmistakable sense of political orchestration behind the high-profile move by American law enforcement officials this week.

​It might also be noted that the undeclared Western hybrid war against Russia in Ukraine is running out of steam, with the political objective of sanctioning and destabilizing Moscow failing. In particular long-running US allegations of Russian state subversion in eastern Ukraine are increasingly becoming threadbare and lacking in credibility.

A report this week from Reuters was headlined with the breathless words: ‘Exclusive: Russia masses heavy firepower on border with Ukraine – witness’.

The Western news agency, which has been caught previously fabricating anti-Russian claims over the downed Malaysian civilian airliner last July, reported thus: «Russia’s army is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry including mobile rocket launchers, tanks and artillery at a makeshift base near the border with Ukraine, a Reuters reporter saw this week».

Such disinformation impact the Western public over alleged Russian malevolence in Ukraine is by now suffering from a diminishing «overdose» response. To be blunt, US claims of Russian aggression and expansionism are sounding increasingly hollow and hackneyed.

US secretary of state John Kerry’s «respectful» attendance at a World War Two memorial in Russia’s Sochi earlier this month, along with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, may have suggested that Washington was paring back its covert aggression toward Moscow in a tacit admission of failure on that front.However, having not been able to gain much traction from hybrid war against Russian interests in Ukraine, it appears that Washington is shifting tactical gears in its regime-change objectives against Vladimir Putin’s government. Spoiling Russia’s World Cup plans will endeavour to hit Moscow with heavy economic costs, as well as to undermine the country’s global reputation.But the US-instigated corruption probe at FIFA is, in footballing terms, more like a shabby dive by the Americans with the real aim being to penalize Russia. It’s a risky tactic that may well backfire on Team America.

It’s also a sign of how low Washington will stoop when it is using «a beautiful game» much loved by millions of people the world over in order to score its ugly political objectives against Russia.

fifa arrest 2

While FIFA executives were being bundled into Swiss police cars, their heads covered under white hotel bedsheets, the highest ranking US law enforcement authorities were coordinating across the Atlantic in a full-court press conference.

FBI director James Comey and Chief of Criminal Investigation Richard Weber.

FBI director James Comey and Chief of Criminal Investigation Richard Weber.

«The beautiful game was hijacked», said FBI director James Comey in emotive tones about a sport not usually associated with high-level American interest. The FBI chief added: «The defendants fostered a culture of corruption and greed that created an uneven playing field for the biggest sport in the world. Undisclosed and illegal payments, kickbacks and bribes became a way of doing business at FIFA».

Richard Weber, the criminal investigation chief at the US Internal Revenue Service, described the alleged wrongdoings at Swiss-based FIFA as the «World Cup of fraud» and added «we are showing FIFA the red card». The Washington Post, reporting on the press conference, made the telling comment on how «officials seem to vie for the best soundbite».

Also speaking at the high-profile US press conference was attorney general Loretta Lynch. She lambasted FIFA over «rampant, systemic and deep-rooted corruption». Lynch said: «They [FIFA] were expected to uphold the rules that keep soccer honest. Instead they corrupted the business of worldwide soccer to serve their interests and enrich themselves». She also tugged on public heart-strings by claiming that FIFA embezzlement had deprived millions of children in poor countries of sporting facilities.

A report in Britain’s Guardian newspaper said of the «dramatic, unprecedented» American probe that it «represents a political decision that an international sport that has captivated a generation of US players should no longer be seen as above the law».

The Guardian gets it half-right. It certainly smacks of a political decision, but the real motive, naively misplaced by the Guardian, has little to do with American authorities stamping out corruption in sporting finances.

In a more realistic admission of the bigger geopolitical picture in regard to the FIFA scandal, the New York Times noted that «the United States and its European allies have sought to isolate Russia with sanctions after its annexation [sic] of Crimea in 2014 and the conflict in southeast Ukraine. The World Cup has taken on added significance for Russians intent on projecting their international standing», added the New York Times with perhaps an unintended acknowledgement of the ulterior political agenda at work.

Charles "Chuck" Blazer is an American former soccer administrator, who held a number of high level positions. He was a FIFA Executive Committee member from 1996 to 2013, the CONCACAF General Secretary from 1990 until 2011, and Executive Vice President of the U.S. Soccer Federation.

Charles “Chuck” Blazer is an American former soccer administrator, who held a number of high level positions. He was a FIFA Executive Committee member from 1996 to 2013, the CONCACAF General Secretary from 1990 until 2011, and Executive Vice President of the U.S. Soccer Federation.

Another indication of the political origins of the latest crackdown on FIFA is that the US legal case relies on evidence provided by former American soccer executive Chuck Blazer.

Blazer was facing a long prison sentence in the US for alleged tax evasion before he turned FBI informer in a plea bargain.

It is information purportedly gleaned from Blazer that has reportedly propelled the US-led arrests of the FIFA executives this week.

Allegations of corruption and commercial fixing have dogged FIFA officials for many years, from at least since the early 1990s, including allegations against the federation’s five-time elected president, Swiss national 79-year-old Sepp Blatter.​​​

There have been suspicions that FIFA’s selection of South Africa as the 2010 World Cup host was marred by bribery involving $10 million. Similar allegations have been made over the 2018 finals in Russia and the proceeding tournament in 2022 to be held in the Persian Gulf gas-rich sheikhdom of Qatar. One source of such allegations against Russia and Qatar is the London Times, a long-time purveyor of Western disinformation.

Whatever the truth about the corruption allegations at FIFA, it seems plausible that the sudden and strenuous criminal probe launched by the US authorities is intended to undermine Russia’s World Cup ambitions and, by extension, the Russian government’s global standing. US officials warned this week that their investigation into FIFA is «just the beginning» and that it will continue until it gets to the bottom of corruption claims. That suggests the convenient setting up of a long campaign that will further discredit FIFA and its associated World Cup spectacle – with Russia, as the next venue for the event, likely to be embroiled in the US-intended climate of scandal and smear.

US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland (L) and US ambassador to Ukraine Jeffrey Payette (C) walk on the Independence Square in Kiev on December 10, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ SERGEY GAPON

US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland (L) and US ambassador to Ukraine Jeffrey Payette (C) walk on the Independence Square in Kiev on December 10, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ SERGEY GAPON

Earlier this year, the US-backed Kiev regime that took over Ukraine in an illegal coup in February 2014, called for an international boycott of the World Cup in Russia. That notion floated by Kiev President Petro Poroshenko seemed at the time like another ludicrous announcement from the Western-backed regime in its hysterical claims against Russia. Now it appears the idea has gained the full backing of Washington under the guise of a contrived, high-profile corruption probe against FIFA.
 

​It might also be noted that the undeclared Western hybrid war against Russia in Ukraine is running out of steam, with the political objective of sanctioning and destabilizing Moscow failing. In particular long-running US allegations of Russian state subversion in eastern Ukraine are increasingly becoming threadbare and lacking in credibility.A report this week from Reuters was headlined with the breathless words: ‘Exclusive: Russia masses heavy firepower on border with Ukraine – witness’.The Western news agency, which has been caught previously fabricating anti-Russian claims over the downed Malaysian civilian airliner last July, reported thus: «Russia’s army is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry including mobile rocket launchers, tanks and artillery at a makeshift base near the border with Ukraine, a Reuters reporter saw this week».

Such disinformation impact the Western public over alleged Russian malevolence in Ukraine is by now suffering from a diminishing «overdose» response. To be blunt, US claims of Russian aggression and expansionism are sounding increasingly hollow and hackneyed.

US secretary of state John Kerry’s «respectful» attendance at a World War Two memorial in Russia’s Sochi earlier this month, along with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, may have suggested that Washington was paring back its covert aggression toward Moscow in a tacit admission of failure on that front.However, having not been able to gain much traction from hybrid war against Russian interests in Ukraine, it appears that Washington is shifting tactical gears in its regime-change objectives against Vladimir Putin’s government. Spoiling Russia’s World Cup plans will endeavour to hit Moscow with heavy economic costs, as well as to undermine the country’s global reputation.But the US-instigated corruption probe at FIFA is, in footballing terms, more like a shabby dive by the Americans with the real aim being to penalize Russia. It’s a risky tactic that may well backfire on Team America.

It’s also a sign of how low Washington will stoop when it is using «a beautiful game» much loved by millions of people the world over in order to score its ugly political objectives against Russia.

Also see:

Time for FIFA to show Israel the red card

US Shoots Itself in the Foot Escalating Tensions With Russia, China, Iran

Fake Evidence Blaming Russia for MH-17?

Ukraine’s Military Commander: NO RUSSIAN TROOPS ARE IN UKRAINE

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Pravda: Saudi-Zio-Nazi Nuclear Strike Hits Yemen

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Saudis have begun to wipe Yemen off the map.

Nuclear strike hits Yemen. Video

Nuclear strike hits Yemen. Video. Nuclear bomb

Tactical strikes have hit the city.

Shocking video reveals proton bombardment from a neutron bomb.

Israel is reported to be the one to deploy such neutron bombs.

Any doubts about the nuclear attack on Yemen attributed to Israel, as evidenced in two Israeli F16s shot down and forensically identified, are now gone.

Forbidden strikes have brought about a storm of worldwide protest.

Obama has recently promised to provide every assistance including US military force to any “external threat” the rich Arab states of the Gulf may face.

Pravda.Ru

Read more on the subject here

 

Zio-Nazi / Saudi Arabia Tactical Nuclear Strike on Yemen

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Obama’s Gun-Running Operation

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Weapons and Support for “Islamic Terrorists” in Syria and Iraq. “Create Constructive Chaos” and “Redraw the Map of the Middle East”

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Obama-Eyes-Syria

Newly disclosed Pentagon documents prove what we’ve known for a while now: the Obama administration knew as early as 2012 that weapons were being sent from Benghazi, Libya, to rebels in Syria.

The U.S. government also knew at the time that:

the Salafist, the Muslim Brotherhood, and [Al Qaeda in Iraq were] the major forces driving the insurgency in Syria.

But did they just know or was it part of the plan?

These official documents of the Obama administration add to the large amount of evidence proving that the actual chaos and havoc wreaked by extremist groups in the Middle East was deliberately created by the U.S. and its allies and is not the result of a “failed foreign policy”.

Judicial Watch recently revealed:

The DoD documents also contain the first official documentation that the Obama administration knew that weapons were being shipped from the Port of Benghazi to rebel troops in Syria. An October 2012 report confirms:

Weapons from the former Libya military stockpiles were shipped from the port of Benghazi, Libya to the Port of Banias and the Port of Borj Islam, Syria. The weapons shipped during late-August 2012 were Sniper rifles, RPGs, and 125 mm and 155mm howitzers missiles.

During the immediate aftermath of, and following the uncertainty caused by, the downfall of the ((Qaddafi)) regime in October 2011 and up until early September of 2012, weapons from the former Libya military stockpiles located in Benghazi, Libya were shipped from the port of Benghazi, Libya to the ports of Banias and the Port of Borj Islam, Syria. The Syrian ports were chosen due to the small amount of cargo traffic transiting these two ports. The ships used to transport the weapons were medium-sized and able to hold 10 or less shipping containers of cargo.

The heavily redacted document does not disclose who was shipping the weapons. (Benghazi Scandal: Obama Administration Knew Weapons Were Being Sent to Al-Qaeda in Syria, New Documents ShowJudicial Watch 18 May 2015)

Although the documents do not reveal who was responsible for sending weapons to Syria, it is quite obvious from the language used in the documents that it was a US initiative and the CIA presence in Benghazi at the time suggests that US intelligence was behind this gun-running operation.

Libyan Zio-Wahhabi Terrorists in Syria

On September 11, 2012, the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was attacked. Four people were killed, including the U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and two CIA officers.

In August 2013, Business Insider reported :

The Agency, for its part, doesn’t want anyone knowing what it was doing in the Libyan port city.

On Thursday Drew Griffin and Kathleen Johnston of CNN reported that the CIA “is going to great lengths to make sure whatever it was doing, remains a secret.”

Sources told CNN that 35 Americans were in Benghazi that night 21 of whom were working out of the annex and that several were wounded, some seriously.

One source said: “You have no idea the amount of pressure being brought to bear on anyone with knowledge of this operation.”

Among the questions are whether CIA missteps contributed to the security failure in Benghazi and, more importantly, whether the Agency’s Benghazi operation had anything to do with reported heavy weapons shipments from the local port to Syrian rebels.

In short, the CIA operation is the most intriguing thing about Benghazi. (Michael B. Kelley and Geoffrey Ingersoll, Intrigue Surrounding The Secret CIA Operation In Benghazi Is Not Going Away, Business Insider, August 3, 2013)

Last January, the Citizens Commission on Benghazi concluded that the Obama White House and the State Department under the management of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ‘changed sides in the war on terror’ in 2011 by implementing a policy of facilitating the delivery of weapons to the al-Qaida-dominated rebel militias in Libya attempting to oust Moammar Gadhafi from power, WND reported.

WND added that

several members of the commission have disclosed their finding that the mission of Christopher Stevens, prior to the fall of Gadhafi and during Stevens time as U.S. ambassador, was the management of a secret gun-running program operated out of the Benghazi compound. (Jerome R. Corsi,Libya: U.S. Generals Conclude Obama Backed Al-Qaida and Operated a Secret Gun-Running Program in Benghazi, WND, January 20, 2015)

We’ve also known for several years that Western special operations forces were on the ground training rebels to fight against Assad.

In January 2012, Michel Chossudovsky reported:

Several articles in the British media confirm that British Special Forces are training Syrian rebels.

The underlying pattern is similar to that of Libya where British SAS were on the ground prior to the launching of NATOs military intervention.

A Responsibility to Protect (R2P) NATO intervention modelled on Libya is contemplated… The reports confirm that British military and intelligence operatives are already on the ground inside Syria. (Michel Chossudovsky, SYRIA: British Special Forces, CIA and MI6 Supporting Armed Insurgency. NATO Intervention Contemplated, Global Research, January 7, 2012)

Even CNN reported back in 2012 that rebels were being trained by defense contractors to handle chemical weapons:

The US and some of its European allies are using defense contractors to train Syrian rebels on how to secure chemical weapons stockpiles in Syria, according to a senior US official and several senior diplomats, CNN reports.

The US-funded training is going on inside Syria, as well as in neighboring Turkey and Jordan and involves how to monitor and secure stockpiles and handle weapons sites and materials, according to CNN. US Defense Contractors Training Syrian Rebels to Handle Chemical Weapons

Bashar Al-Assad Is The Target

The deadly chemical weapons were later used against Syrian soldiers and civilians. The U.S. government and the Western mainstream media tried to blame President Assad, but a UN investigation later concluded that it was the rebels who had used the chemical weapons.

Another official document from 2012 revealed by Judicial Watch indicates that the growing sectarian direction of the war was predicted to have dire consequences for Iraq, which included the grave danger of the rise of ISIS:

This creates the ideal atmosphere for AQI [al Qaeda Iraq] to return to its old pockets in Mosul and Ramadi, and will provide a renewed momentum under the presumption of unifying the jihad among Sunni Iraq and Syria, and the rest of the Sunnis in the Arab world against what it considers one enemy, the dissenters. ISI could also declare an Islamic state through its union with other terrorist organizations in Iraq and Syria, which will create grave danger in regards to unifying Iraq and the protection of its territory. (Judicial Watch, op., cit.)

The U.S. did exactly what was needed to create the ideal atmosphere for Mosul and Ramadi to fall and for ISIS to declare an Islamic state.

With the fall of Mosul last June, the recent fall of Ramadi in Iraq and numerous reports about the U.S. delivering weapons and ammunition to ISIS, the recently disclosed official documents show once more that the U.S. gun-running operation created the ideal atmosphere for Al Qaeda Iraq and the rise of ISIS in the region. The war against the so-called Islamic State can thus only be a flatout lie.

The following articles pertain to the U.S. delivery of weapons to ISIS while it was supposedly fighting it:

U.S. Airdrops Weapons to ISIS as Iraqi Army Makes Gains

Delivery of US Weapons and Ammunition to ISIS: Iraqi Commander Wiretaps ISIS Communications with US Military

Terrorists Supported by America: U.S. Helicopter Delivering Weapons to the Islamic State (ISIS), Shot Down by Iraqi Popular Forces

Iraqi Army Allegedly Downs A US Helicopter For Providing Weapons To ISIS: Report

As a solution to the problem they created, with full knowledge of the consequences, the U.S. and its allies offered a military intervention with the stated intent of fighting the enemy they had created while covertly supporting it in order to sustain the war, for the greatest benefit of defense contractors and Israel, which has the a lot to gain in the dismantlement of neighboring states.

The purpose of this constructive chaos is nothing less than to redraw the map of the region and create a New Middle East.

As Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya explained back in 2006:

The term New Middle East was introduced to the world in June 2006 in Tel Aviv by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (who was credited by the Western media for coining the term) in replacement of the older and more imposing term, the Greater Middle East.

This shift in foreign policy phraseology coincided with the inauguration of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) Oil Terminal in the Eastern Mediterranean. The term and conceptualization of the New Middle East, was subsequently heralded by the U.S. Secretary of State and the Israeli Prime Minister at the height of the Anglo-American sponsored Israeli siege of Lebanon. Prime Minister Olmert and Secretary Rice had informed the international media that a project for a New Middle East was being launched from Lebanon.

This announcement was a confirmation of an Anglo-American-Israeli military roadmap in the Middle East. This project, which has been in the planning stages for several years, consists in creating an arc of instability, chaos, and violence extending from Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria to Iraq, the Persian Gulf, Iran, and the borders of NATO-garrisoned Afghanistan.

The New Middle East project was introduced publicly by Washington and Tel Aviv with the expectation that Lebanon would be the pressure point for realigning the whole Middle East and thereby unleashing the forces of constructive chaos. This constructive chaos which generates conditions of violence and warfare throughout the region would in turn be used so that the United States, Britain, and Israel could redraw the map of the Middle East in accordance with their geo-strategic needs and objectives. (Mahdi Darius NazemroayaPlans for Redrawing the Middle East: The Project for a New Middle East, Global Research, November 2006)

Note: The above map was prepared by Lieutenant-Colonel Ralph Peters. It was published in the Armed Forces Journal in June 2006, Peters is a retired colonel of the U.S. National War Academy. (Map Copyright Lieutenant-Colonel Ralph Peters 2006). Although the map does not officially reflect Pentagon doctrine, it has been used in a training program at NATOs Defense College for senior military officers. This map, as well as other similar maps, has most probably been used at the National War Academy as well as in military planning circles (Mahdi D. Nazemroaya).

All the evidence is there to prove ISIS and their ilks are instruments of U.S.-NATO-Israel foreign policy.

How long can the Western mainstream media ignore this overwhelming evidence that the U.S. and its allies are supporting the entities they claim to be be fighting in the Middle East without totally losing the very little credibility it has left?

Looking at the situation, Joachim Hagopian argues that the war on ISIS is just for show since its “enemy” is only gaining territory:

The US led coalition air strikes in Syria and Iraq have failed to stop the Islamic States expansion. Four months ago it was noted that since the US air campaign began last August, the Islamic State has doubled its space in Syria, controlling more than one third of the countrys territory. In the same way that the US predator drone warfare policy has only caused more hatred against America in the nations its been deployed against in Pakistan, Yemen, Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia, the same reverse effect is occurring in Syria where residents are increasingly sympathetic to Islamic State. Additionally, Syrian opposition groups bitterly complain that the US led coalition forces fail to coordinate dropping bombs with the rebels, thus not permitting them any tactical advantage in driving IS back. Its as if the air strikes are more for show than to actually neutralize the enemy. (Joachim Hagopian,The US-Islamic State Dance: One Step Forward and Two Steps Back By Design, Global Research, May 19, 2015)

This war on ISIS is just another disastrous endeavor for populations in the Middle East, another military intervention under a false pretext, another lie to divide and conquer. And once more, the Western mainstream media has failed to report the truth.

Below is a selection of articles on this topic.

SELECTED ARTICLES

U.S. General: We Helped Build ISIS Islamic State Obtained Weapons from U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Paul Joseph Watson, September 03, 2014

U.S. Efforts to Arm Jihadis in Syria: The Scandal Behind the Benghazi Undercover CIA Facility, Washington’s Blog, April 15, 2014

CIA Gun-running, Qatar-Libya-Syria, Phil Greaves, August 09, 2013

Benghazi, US-NATO Sponsored Base of Operations for Al Qaeda, Tony Cartalucci, October 21, 2012

Resurgence of Al Qaeda in Iraq, Fuelled by Saudi Arabia, Zayd Alisa, 3 March 2014

More Evidence of Israels Dirty Role in the Syrian Proxy War, Steven MacMillan, May 18, 2015

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