Bizarro world: the War on Syria

CIA-backed Islamic rebels were fighting against Pentagon-backed Kurdish rebels in Syria.

And now with Trumps withdrawal of the Pentagon, CIA mercenaries continue demolishing and invading the nation of Syria…

Editors Note:  This insanity has a basis in U. S. Policy. In this bizarre example, the United States has been arming both sides of an artificial conflict in order to sell munitions.  When it comes to U. S. Foreign Policy, transnational munitions firms run the show.  

Buzzfeed notes:

Shannon Wheeler:              Too Much Coffee Man

Officials with Syrian rebel battalions that receive covert backing from one arm of the U.S. government told BuzzFeed News that they … began fighting rival rebels supported by another arm of the U.S. government.

The infighting between American proxies was clearly a setback for the Obama administration’s Syria policy and laid bare its contradictions as violence in the country got much worse.

Now Trump has doubled down on this failure, allowing the CIA to overty invade and occupy.  
The confusion has been playing out on the battlefield — with the U.S. effectively engaging in a proxy war with itself for the past ten years… 

*** Furqa al-Sultan Murad continues to receive weapons from the U.S. and its allies as part of a covert program, overseen by the CIA, that aids rebel groups struggling to overthrow the government of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, according to rebel officials and analysts tracking the conflict.


The Kurdish militants, on the other hand, who were receiving weapons and support from the Pentagon (as part of U.S. efforts to fight ISIS) have now been abandoned by order of Donald Trump. This action appears to be clueless and flat dangerous.

Known as the People’s Protection Units, or YPG, the Kurd militia’s are the centerpiece of the Obama administration’s strategy against the CIA contractors in Syria. The two sides coordinatde regularly with U.S. airstrikes.  The Trump strategy to remove support for the Kurds as a swipe at Obama… is childlike, lethal and counterproductive.   (see this story from the Telegraph.)

The Daily Beast has reported for years that U.S. allies  backed by the Pentagon have been fighting CIA-backed rebels.

The U.S. was supporting the Kurds,  the best on-the-ground fighters against ISIS … yet America’s close ally Turkey has been trying to wipe out the Kurds.

Moreover, the U.S., Turkey and Saudi Arabia are all using the Incerlik air base in Adana, Turkey, (on the border with Syria) to launch military operations in Syria.

The U.S. was using Incerlik to support the Kurds, and Turkey has been using and continues to use the exact same air base to bomb the Kurds.

Too Much Coffee Man, by Shannon Wheeler

In addition, the U.S. supports Shia Muslims in Iraq …  but supports their arch-enemy –
Sunnis Muslims – in neighboring Syria.

And the U.S. claims to be fighting the war on terror against the exact same groups –ISIS and Al Qaeda – that  our closest allies support.


Absolutely insane …

Unless the U.S. is really pursuing an agenda in which chaos is the goal.


Now mounting chaos has exploded into disaster. The real solution is to stop waging war on Syria.  But Trump is too unlearned, untaught and unteachable to figure this out.  So our spiraling decline continues along with the destruction of the nation of Syria. This is one of 31  insidious dramas about corporate attacks, invasions and occupations unfolding around the globe. This is “on our dime” and with our lives. 



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