Did Obama Arm Islamic State Killers?

(It’s almost like those conspiracy theorists have been right all these years. Who would have thunk it?)

by Daniel Lazare from Consortium News

Did Barack Obama arm ISIS? The question strikes many people as absurd, if not offensive. How can anyone suggest something so awful about a nice guy like the former president? But a stunning report by an investigative group known as Conflict Armament Research (CAR) leaves us little choice but to conclude that he did.

CAR, based in London and funded by Switzerland and the European Union, spent three years tracing the origin of some 40,000 pieces of captured ISIS arms and ammunition. Its findings, made public last week, are that much of it originated in former Warsaw Pact nations in Eastern Europe, where it was purchased by United States and Saudi Arabia and then diverted, in violation of various rules and treaties, to Islamist rebels seeking to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The rebels, in turn, somehow caused or allowed the equipment to be passed on to Islamic State, which is also known by the acronyms ISIS or ISIL, or just the abbreviation IS.

This is damning stuff since it makes it clear that rather than fighting ISIS, the U.S. government was feeding it…

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Damascus Shelled, Civilians And Children Killed By U.S.-Backed Terrorists – Silence From MSM

by Brandon Turbeville, Activist Post

While the United States continues to pant wildly and promote disproven claims of chemical weapons, Assad’s alleged “brutality,” and the SAA’s supposed “crimes against humanity,” the fighters it has funded since 2011 are engaged in the very definition of terrorism in Damascus as we speak. For nearly two weeks, terrorists surrounded in areas like Jobar and Ghouta have been launching missiles and mortars indiscriminately at civilians in old and new Damascus.

Since the beginning of November, random shelling and mortars have been terrorizing the people of Damascus. As travel blogger, photographer, and writer, Ilir Morina (who is currently in Syria) wrote on November 9,

Yesterday and today Damascus has been under heavy attack from terrorist mortars. One landed at a shop nearby, and the shop owner gave me this piece of the mortar. There have been many casualties. The sounds of war seem constant between the terrorist attacks against civilians and the Syrian Army attacks against the terrorists.

These are the sounds the people of Damascus have heard for over six years. Not just the sounds of course. Along with the sounds came the ripped bodies of loved ones and neighbors. The destroyed homes, schools, businesses. The frayed nerves of constant fear. The kind of terrorism that kills people from the inside. Yet they all keep going somehow, they don’t stop going to work or school. They just want this to end.

I’ve been listening to these sounds for seven weeks and I want them to end for them soon too inshallah…..

But they haven’t stopped. In fact, they have increased in frequency and intensity…

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Nikki Haley Rage

by Stephen Lendman, Strategic Culture

Long ago, Washington had respectable UN ambassadors, including Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., Adlai Stevenson, Arthur Goldberg, and Andrew Young.

Few Americans likely remember GHW Bush’s tenure in the post – from March 1, 1971 – January 18, 1973.

Earlier days are long gone, notably post-9/11 with neocons John Negroponte, John Bolton, Zalmay Khalilzad, Susan Rice, Samantha Power, and likeminded others serving as UN envoys.

Current incumbent Nikki Haley is the worst of the lot, an embarrassment to the office she holds, an over-the-top loose cannon, an imperial lunatic, a geopolitical know-nothing, a Russophobic extremist – representing America’s ugly face, its ruthless agenda, its imperial madness.

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As Syrians Recapture “Rojava” from Our Newest “Freedom Fighters”, the Covetous Deep State Jockeys for War by Any Means Necessary

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: As if on cue to prove my point, the IDF just shot down a Syrian drone they claim was “flying in Israelis airspace in Golan Heights”. Golan Heights is Syria… not Israel.

UPDATE 2: The Duke of Orange just gave a war-mongering speech at the UN in which he threatened North Korea, Venezuela and Iran and then sucked up to Israel like the whore he is. Then he made reference to Syria:

Donald Trump called Syrian President Bashar al-Assad a “dictator” supported by Iran. He further restated the discredited story that Syria used chemical weapons on civilians in Idlib on the 4 of April 2017. The US President then congratulated himself on his decision to illegally strike Syria on the 6th of April in relation to the alleged chemical attack.

UPDATE 3: HOLY SHIT… Hollywood and the neocons launched a website TODAY designed to propagate BASELESS PROPAGANDA about Russia hacking our election and they even have a slick video by Morgan Friedman saying WE ARE AT WAR with Russia ALREADY. HOLY FUCKING SHIT.

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), aligned with the Russians, the Turks, the Iranians and Hezbollah, have crossed the Euphrates River and are directly threatening what we call the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) which are made up of Kurds, Kurdish terrorist groups (PKK and YPG for instance), Saudi Wahhabist terrorists and various mercenaries from around the Westernized world.

Syrian troops forced a crossing over the Euphrates river east of Deir ez-Zor on Monday as a part of an operation to clear the city’s outskirts from Daesh terrorists, a Sputnik correspondent and Russian military reported. Over the course of a few hours, the Syrian storm troops have managed to drive Daesh militants out of a number of villages near the city. The correspondent noted that terrorists were resisting fiercely during the offensive.” Sputnik International, Sept. 18

The Syrians have done this because, as the SDF flag implies, the Kurds and their allies have every intention of busting off a piece of someone else’s country to make up the western part of Greater Kurdistan and the Syrians and their allies have no intention of letting that happen. The Kurds call this “Rojava“. History calls it nation building by force or… a war of aggression.

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A top aide to President Bashar al-Assad said on Friday the Syrian government would fight any force, including U.S.-backed forces also battling Islamic State militants, in its drive to recapture the whole of the country. Assad has previously vowed to recapture the whole of Syria.” Reuters, Sept. 15

This recent development sets the stage for a decisive moment in the history of the great game on the Grand Chessboard and it appears the losing side isn’t willing to resign just yet.

We’re not going to be satisfied until we see a strong and stable Syria. And that is not with Assad in place,” US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said at a White House briefing on Friday, when asked whether the US was left behind in international efforts to resolve Syrian crisis. RT Sept 15

American officials have said their main goal in Syria is to fight ISIS, as Washington backs the operations of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) which includes Kurdish fighters as well as Arab militia groups. The SDF advanced towards Deir ez-Zor from the eastern side of the Euphrates river this week, in an effort to gain control of the city’s eastern outskirts before the government does. RT Sept 15

A number of recent developments might lead one to believe the Deep State is in the process of launching an all out influence offensive with the desired goal being an all out military attack on the SAA and anyone aligned with them in order to defend the gains won by the Obama administration in eastern Syria. This direct conflict with another nation on behalf of the new freedom fighters, the Kurds, would be an all out declaration of war against not only Syria but also against Iran, Turkey, Lebanon and most importantly… Russia. It is also important to note (as I will show in a minute) that we would also quickly find our puppet regime in Iraq turn against us as they have already stated for the record they will not allow “Iraqi Kurdistan” to break off and form a nation of their own and they would know if we attack Syrian to steal part of that country, their piece is next to fall.

“Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki has denounced a planned Kurdish independence referendum in northern Iraq, warning that Baghdad would not tolerate the establishment of “a second Israel,” after the occupying regime became the only entity to support the so-called plebiscite.Press TV, Sept. 18

For as long as the U.S., Britain, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Israel have been running their regime change via proxy terrorists campaign in Syria, careful researchers have been pointing out they are playing a dangerous game which could ignite a fire in the whole of the Middle East which could then spill all the way into western Europe and possibly even beyond.

Now that the Global War OF Terror we have been waging seems lost in that theater of operation, it seems a devoted faction of the Deep State, in service to the masters of the universe, are willing to take that last, catastrophic step toward total warfare in the region in service to their master plan.

A host of seemingly unrelated events point to an effort by these zealots to coerce the current president into taking that first, dire step toward war and in order to see them for what they are, all you have to do is open your eyes if but a little.

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Israel Uses Bogus UN Report to Justify Illegal Attack on Syrian Arab Army (AE video)

Israel has launched an attack on the SAA using the bogus report from the International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic as justification. Apparently Israeli Zionists aren’t ready to give up on their “snatch the Golan Heights forever” project or their Greater Kurdistan plan. The report dusts off the old chestnut of Khan Sheikhoun sarin gas attack. The “report” is a complete fabrication based ENTIRELY on al Qaeda-linked terrorist “witnesses” and Britain’s White Helmets propaganda vehicle who USED TO BE CALLED “the Islamic State Fire Brigade”

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Syria army advances towards ISIS-held Deir Ezzor

from Al Arabia

Syrian government soldiers and allied fighters have advanced further towards a government enclave besieged by ISIS in the country’s east, a monitor said on Sunday.

Syria’s army, backed by Russian military support, has been advancing towards Deir Ezzor city for weeks on several fronts.

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Russian fighters bomb ISIS hardware near Deir Ez-Zor

ABNA

Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces have destroyed multiple pieces of ISIS’s hardware over two days of operations near the Syrian city of Deir Ez-Zor, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday.

“Over the past two days, Russian planes have destroyed 9 pieces of hardware, including two tanks, 6 artillery nests, one homemade multiple rocket launchers, 3 ammunition depots, a command center, as well as 20 trucks loaded with fuel, arms and ammunition,” the statement read.

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