by Scott Creighton
This is amazing. After complaining about the elected president of Syria being the ONLY obstacle to a peace deal in Aleppo, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest admits to another reporter that the US and coalition forces are currently uninterested in fighting al-Nusra (al-Qaeda). That makes me wonder who those Belgian F-16s were targeting the other day just outside Aleppo when they killed 6 civilians “by mistake“. Earnest says we are fighting “ISIS” in Syria. There is no “ISIS” in Aleppo.
Earnest blames the failed ceasefire deal as the excuse that we aren’t targeting al-Nusra right now. He says if the deal had lasted til the 8th day, then they would have handed over info to the Russians on al-Nusra and all would have been well but “we didn’t get there” he says. He forgot to mention we didn’t get there because Sec. of Defense Ash Carter gave the order to bomb Syrian soldiers outside Der Ezzor killing 80 of them and then he gave al-Nusra the order to bomb a UN aid convoy in East Aleppo.
In other words, someone in the Pentagon went to a great deal of trouble to scrub that cease-fire deal and as I wrote when it happened, they did it so they wouldn’t have to live up to the agreement and hand over all their intel on al-Nusra (al-Qaeda) and “ISIS” to the Russians and Syrians and here we are, with the White House Press Secretary admitting in a presser that since then, we simply aren’t interested in using our armed forces to attack the group who supposedly killed 3,000 Americans on Sept. 11th, 2001.
Back on Oct. the 12th, State Department Spokesman Kirby was asked directly if it was the US’s plan to allow al-Nusra to keep and run Aleppo. He acted indignant. And come to find out, we are still providing these terrorists with heavy weaponry like TOW antitank missiles. I guess it’s no wonder these reporters are finally starting to ask some really tough questions about the nature of our operations in Syria.
Watching this man squirm is painful. And embarrassing.