Sunday, October 25, 2015

U.S. - Turkey “Buffer Zone” To Save ISIS, Not Stop Them

CIA dupe Erdogan plays his last card, throwing in with ISIS as Russia pounds Obama's goat-herders into oblivion in Syria  

By Tony Cartalucci

Russia’s intervention in Syria has derailed US regime-change efforts aimed at Damascus. It also threatens America’s secondary objective of dividing and destroying Syria as a functioning, unified nation-state. 

Erdogan seals his fate and that of Turkey by 
throwing in with CIA/ISIS
Long sought after “buffer zones” also sometimes referred to as “free zones” or “safe zones” still stand as the primary strategy of choice by the US and its regional allies for the deconstruction of Syria’s sovereignty and the intentional creation of a weak, failed state not unlike what the US and NATO left within the borders of Libya since 2011. And while the US seeks to sell its “buffer zone” strategy under a variety of pretexts – from protecting refugees to fighting the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS/ISIL) – it is admittedly a tactic aimed instead at America’s true objectives in Syria – the destruction of its government, the division of its people, and the eradication of its sovereignty.

ISIS Is Clearly The Product Of State-Sponsorship 

In 2012, it was clear that the region north of Aleppo and across the border into Turkey, had become one of two primary points (Jordan being the other) of staging and entry for NATO-backed terrorists operating in Syria. It was from across the border north of Aleppo and Idlib that NATO-armed, funded, and trained terrorists from Libya first flowed into Syrian territory and from where the initial 2012 invasion of Aleppo emanated.

While NATO opened up several other fronts along Syria’s northern border, this has remained their primary focus – specifically for the purpose of taking Idlib, Aleppo, or both, establishing them as a seat of government for a proxy regime, and as a strategic and logistical springboard to wage war deeper into Syrian territory from.

While initially the West attempted to make ISIS appear to be sustaining its fighting capacity within a vacuum deep within Syrian and Iraqi territory, allegedly sustaining itself on ransoms and black market oil, the scale of their operations has since betrayed this narrative, revealing immense state-sponsorship behind them.

If ISIS was being armed, funded, equipped, and its ranks replenished from abroad, it would need supply lines leading to and from these resources. Fighting along the Syrian-Turkish border, between ISIS and both Syrian troops and Kurds exposed NATO-ISIS ratlines – with maps published even by the Western media clearly indicating ISIS supply lines as “support zones” and “attack zones.”

Cutting NATO-ISIS Supply Lines

It was clear that as Syrian troops deep within Syria encircled, cut off the supplies of, and defeated terrorist bastions in cities like Homs and Hama, a much larger version of this would need to be accomplished to secure Syria’s borders. 

With Syrian troops themselves unable to operate along its borders with Turkey because of a defacto no-fly-zone established with the help of US anti-air missile systems, the burden has been shifted onto Syrian and Iranian-backed Kurds.

The Kurds with their advantages as irregular forces familiar with the territory and now receiving significant material support have managed to cut off ISIS from its NATO supply lines along nearly the entire Syrian-Turkish border, save for the region just north of Aleppo and Idlib. Kurds and Syrian forces have managed to secure the border on positions flanking this last NATO-ISIS logistical zone and threaten to cut it off as well.

Thus the intentionally confusing narrative and feigned jostling between Turkey and the US over the exact details of the impending “buffer zone” they seek to carve out of Syrian territory becomes crystal clear.

It is intended entirely to preserve ISIS, Al Nusra, and other Al Qaeda affiliates’ supply lines to and from Turkey. It, by necessity, will exclude Kurds – an immense betrayal by the Americans who have attempted to pose as their allies – and the Syrian Arab Army, to ensure no force is capable of harassing and disrupting NATO’s increasingly tenuous logistical and terrorist operations.

With Russia’s entry into the conflict, and its application of airpower across regions previously out of reach of Syria’s own heavily taxed air force, the prospect of Syrian and Kurdish forces now being able to close that last remaining gap has become a real possibility. Should this gap be closed and similar efforts accomplished in Syria’s south near its border with Jordan, not only will NATO’s mercenary forces be strangled, all prospects of NATO dividing and destroying Syria will be lost well into the foreseeable future.

“Buffer Zone” To Divide and Destroy, Not Save Syria 

Western policymakers have made it quite clear precisely what these “buffer zones” are truly intended for. While they claim they are aimed at fighting ISIS or protecting refugees – these are but pretexts.

The Brookings Institution – a corporate-funded policy think-tank whose policymakers have helped craft upper-level strategy for the Iraqi, Afghan, Libyan, and now Syrian conflicts as well as plans laid for future confrontations with Iran and beyond – has been explicit regarding the true nature of these “buffer zones.” In a recent paper titled, “Deconstructing Syria: A new strategy for America’s most hopeless war,” it states:

…the idea would be to help moderate elements establish reliable safe zones within Syria once they were able. American, as well as Saudi and Turkish and British and Jordanian and other Arab forces would act in support, not only from the air but eventually on the ground via special forces.

The paper goes on by explaining (emphasis added) :

The end-game for these zones would not have to be determined in advance. The interim goal might be a confederal Syria, with several highly autonomous zones and a modest (eventual) national government. The confederation would likely require support from an international peacekeeping force, if this arrangement could ever be formalized by accord. But in the short term, the ambitions would be lower—to make these zones defensible and governable, to help provide relief for populations within them, and to train and equip more recruits so that the zones could be stabilized and then gradually expanded.

In essence, these zones constitute a defacto NATO invasion and occupation. The territory seized would be used as springboards to launch attacks deeper still into Syrian territory until eventually the entire nation was either permanently Balkanized or destroyed. Despite Brookings’ claims that eventually a national government would emerge and the territory under it “stabilized,” a look at all other NATO interventions, invasions, and occupations (i.e. Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya) clearly indicates Syria’s true fate will be anything but stable and well-governed.

CIA/ISIS in Syria loses access to on-call 
airdrops from Obama
The President of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Richard Haas, published an op-ed titled, “Testing Putin in Syria,” which echoed the Brookings plan (emphasis added):

The United States and others should pursue a two-track policy. One track would channel steps to improve the balance of power on the ground in Syria. This means doing more to help the Kurds and select Sunni tribes, as well as continuing to attack the Islamic State from the air. Relatively safe enclaves should emerge from this effort. A Syria of enclaves or cantons may be the best possible outcome for now and the foreseeable future. 

Neither the US nor anyone else has a vital national interest in restoring a Syrian government that controls all of the country’s territory; what is essential is to roll back the Islamic State and similar groups.

It should be noted that the CFR plan was presented after Russia’s intervention, Brookings’ plan was presented beforehand, as early as June, and the concept of buffer zones has been proposed by US policymakers as early as 2012.

It was also recently revealed during a US Senate Committee on Armed Services hearing that retired US Army General John Keane suggested the creation of “free zones” in precisely the same manner. General Keane also suggested using refugees as a means of deterring Russian airstrikes in these zones – or in other words – using refugees as human shields. The common denominator between the Brookings, the CFR, and the US Senate Committee on Armed Services’ plans is the establishment of these zones for the destruction of Syria by perpetuating the fighting. To perpetuate the fighting terrorists like ISIS and Al Nusra must be continuously supplied and supported – a process now in jeopardy because of Russia’s intervention.

In a desperate last bid, the US may try to seize and expand “buffer zones” within Syrian territory in the hopes that these expansions can at least Balkanize Syria before Russia and Syria are able to roll back terrorist forces from most vital regions. It will be a race between Russia and Syria’s ability to drive out terrorists and stabilize liberated regions and America’s ability to bolster terrorists in regions along the border while obtaining public support for providing these terrorists with direct US-NATO military protection. Somewhere in between these two strategies lies the possibility of a direct confrontation between Russian-Syrian forces and US-NATO forces.

For the US and NATO, they would be provoking a wider war within the borders of a foreign nation in direct violation of the UN Charter, without a UN Security Council resolution, and with an entire planet now aware of their role in creating and perpetuating the very terrorist threat they have claimed now for a decade to be at ‘war’ with.

Revealing the true nature of NATO’s “buffer zones” and the fact that they are aimed at saving, not stopping ISIS, Al Nusra, and other Al Qaeda linked extremist factions, further undermines the moral, political, diplomatic, and even strategic viability of this plan. By revealing to the world the true solution to solving the “ISIS problem” – cutting their fighters off from their Western and Arabian state-sponsors, opens the door to more aggressive – not to mention more effective – measures to defeat them both in Syria and elsewhere.

That Russia has already begun taking these measures means that that window has closed further still for the US. The only question now will be whether the US concedes defeat, or escalates dangerously toward war with Russia to save a policy that has not only utterly failed, but has already been exposed to the world as a criminal conspiracy.

Logistics is the lifeblood of war. Understanding this and denying the enemy the resources they need to maintain their fighting capacity is the key to victory. The Russians, Syrians, Kurds, and Iranians are strangling NATO’s proxies at their very source and instinctively, NATO has raised its hands in the form of a “buffer zone” to defend them and relieve the pressure – thus revealing the true nature of this regional conflict and the central role the West has played in creating and perpetuating ISIS, Al Qaeda, and other extremists currently ravaging Syria and beyond.

Tony Cartalucci, Bangkok-based geopolitical researcher and writer, especially for the online magazineNew Eastern Outlook”.

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“Presstitutes” At Their Work : The Media Intricacies And Contradictions Of War Propaganda

War crimes trials await the CNN, Fox "News" frauds and hacks that have lied and shilled America into the bogus "war on terror"  

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

The Western media has only two tools. One is the outrageous lie. This overused tool no longer works, except on dumbshit Americans.

The pinpoint accuracy of the Russian cruise missiles and air attacks has the Pentagon shaking in its boots. 

But according to the Western presstitutes the Russian missiles fell out of the sky over Iran and never made it to their ISIS targets.

According to the presstitute reports, the Russia air attacks have only killed civilians and blew up a hospital.

The presstitutes fool only themselves and dumbshit Americans.

The other tool used by presstitutes is to discuss a problem with no reference to its causes. Yesterday I heard a long discussion on NPR, a corporate and Israeli owned propaganda organ, about the migrant problem in Europe. 

Yes, migrants, not refugees.

These migrants have appeared out of nowhere. They have decided to seek a better life in Europe, where capitalism, which provides jobs, freedom, democracy, and women’s rights guarantee a fulfilling life. Only the West provides a fulfilling life, because it doesn’t yet bomb itself.

The hords overrunning Europe just suddenly decided to go there. It has nothing to do with Washington’s 14 years of destruction of seven countries, enabled by the dumbship Europeans themselves, who provided cover for the war crimes under such monikers as the “coalition of the willing,” a “NATO operation,” “bringing freedom and democracy.”

From the Western presstitute media you would never know that the millions fleeing into Europe are fleeing American and European bombs that have indiscriminately slaughtered and dislocated millions of Muslim peoples.

Not even the tiny remnant of conservative magazines, the ones that the neocon nazis have not taken over or exterminated, can find the courage to connect the refugees with US policy in the Middle East.

"Mainstream media" frauds and hacks delude themselves that they will somehow escape prosecution for their war-shilling and lying Americans into the bogus "war on terror"

For example, Srdja Trifkovic writing in the October issue of Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture, sees the refugees as “the third Muslim invasion of Europe.” For Trifkovic, the refugees are invaders who will bring about the collapse of the remnant of Western Christian Civilization.

Trifkovic never mentions that the Europeans brought the millions of Muslim refugees upon themselves, because their corrupt political bosses are Washington’s well-paid vassals and enabled Washington’s wars for hegemony that displaced millions of Muslims. For Trifkovic and every other conservative, only Muslims can do wrong. As Trifkovic understands it, the wrong that the West does is not defending itself against Muslims.

White House "press secretaries" Perino, Carney and Earnest will all be seated alongside their masters in the dock at The Hague War Crimes Tribunal

Trifkovic believes that Europe will soon live under Sharia law. He wonders if America will “have the wherewithal to carry the torch.”

A majority of Americans live in a fake world created by propaganda. They are disconnected from reality. 

Fox "News" frauds and war propagandists will not succeed in attempting to hide behind the bogus label of  "commentator"

I have in front of me a local North Georgia newspaper dated October that reports that “a Partiot Day Memorlal Service was held at the Dawson County Fire Headquarters on September 11 to remember the terrorist attacks that shook America 14 years ago.” 

Various local dignitaries called on the attendees to remember “all of those who have died not only on that day, but since that day in the fight to keep America free.”

International designation will offer no protections to the CNN frauds and liars

The dignitaries did not say how murdering and dislocating millons of Muslims in seven counries keeps us free. No doubt, the quesion has never occurred to them. America runs on rote plattitudes.

The presidents of Russia and China watch with amazement the immoral stupidity that has become America’s defining characteristic. At some point the Russians and Chinese will realize that no matter how patient they are, the West is lost and cannot be redeemed.

The Pentagon will be unable to shield and protect the shills and hacks that spewed warmongering propaganda for them

When the West collapses from its own evil, peace will return to the world.

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Iraq May Soon Request Russian Airstrikes Against Islamic State On Its Soil

Iraq observes success of RFAF in Syria  

By Andrei Akulov

Reuters recently published a report saying a group of Shia militias and the ruling Alliance of Iraq call on Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to ask Russia to carry out air strikes on Islamic State (IS). The agency cited its own sources in Baghdad. 

Warclown no match for Putin
The Alliance MPs have already sent a request to Mr. Abadi. No answer has been received so far. 

Hakim al-Zamili, the head of the Iraqi parliament's Defense and Security Committee, said on October 7 in Baghdad, "I think the upcoming few days or weeks Iraq will be forced to ask Russia to launch air strikes and that depends on their success in Syria. We are seeking to see Russia have a bigger role in Iraq," he stressed adding, "Definitely a bigger role than the Americans have now." 

The politician pointed out that "After a whole year, Daesh (IS) is still growing and thousands of fighters are still flowing to both Iraq and Syria and it is controlling more areas. That's clear evidence the United States has no clear plan or a real strategy."

According to the Reuters report, the Prime Minister is under great pressure from the ruling Iraqi National Alliance on the issue. He had previously expressed disappointment with the efficiency of the US intervention in Iraq against the terrorist group. 

In early October, Abadi stated that the government will welcome the Russian air force strikes on IS positions in Iraq. 

Impressed by what Russia has done to terrorists in Syria, Abadi said that he was considering Moscow's anti-terror presence in his country as "a possibility."

Perhaps the RFAF can inspire Iraqi troops to stand and fight where Obama failed miserably

Russia’s response was positive as Ilya Rogachev, the director of the Russia’s Foreign Ministry's department on issues of new challenges and threats, said Moscow would consider launching the strikes if it gets "such a request from the Iraqi government or a Security Council resolution that depends decisively on the will of the Iraq government."

Iraq's most powerful Iranian-backed Shi'ite militia Badr has also supported Russian air strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq. It has accused the United States of failing to act decisively against the ultra-hardline group. "We are looking forward to seeing Russian war planes bomb the positions and headquarters of Daesh (Islamic State) in Iraq and all its joint supply routes with Syria," Muen al-Kadhimi, a senior aide to the leader of the Badr Brigade, told Reuters on October 5.

According to MP Mowaffak Rubaie, a member of the State of Law Coalition, the Iraqi parliament will vote on the proposal to ask Moscow for military assistance till the end of October. The State of Law Coalition is the country’s largest political party and a part of the ruling coalition. The lawmaker also said that the vote is expected to pass with majority support. "It doesn’t matter if the request is supported by Sunni and Kurdish factions or not, it changes nothing. We have enough strength in the parliament." 

Meanwhile, the President of Iraqi Kurdistan's regional government, Massoud Barzani, said in statement that "better results" could be achieved in war against the Islamic State if Russia and the so-called international coalition coordinated their efforts, adding "the Kurdistan region... welcomes Russia if it supports the Peshmerga in the fight against ISIS (the Islamic State)."

"Happy days" for CIA/ISIS are over
On October 5, the Shi'ite Asaib Ahl al-Haq force also said it fully supported Russia's intervention against Islamic State in the Middle East. Its spokesman Naim al-Uboudi said Russia's air strikes in Syria had already produced results. 

"We know that the United States, during the past year and a half, was not serious about putting an end to Daesh... they attempt to manage the crisis rather than put an end to it," he noted. No matter the idea to ask Russia for help is gaining increasing support, the Iraqi government is under pressure. 

The US strongly opposes this option. During his October visit to Iraq US Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph F. Dunford, stated that the US will refuse aid to Baghdad if the Iraqi authorities will turn to Russia with a request to carry out air strikes on is positions. 

"I said it would make it very difficult for us to be able to provide the kind of support you need if the Russians were here conducting operations as well," Dunford said. "We can't conduct operations if the Russians were operating in Iraq right now." He said there was "angst" in the U.S. when reports surfaced that al-Abadi had said he would welcome Russian airstrikes in Iraq. The US, Dunford said, "can't have a relationship right now with Russia in the context of Iraq." 

Dunford displayed an appalling lack of leadership throwing his lot in with Obama

Support for Russian action against Islamic State in Iraq from the country's Shi'ite militias is seen as critical. The Shia militias are far more influential than the Iraqi army or security forces, which have proven ineffective against Islamic State, which controls about one third of Iraq and large swathes of neigbouring Syria.

The northern and western parts of Iraq have been plagued by gruesome violence since the IS began their campaign of terror in the country in June 2014. According to the United Nations, more than 21,000 Iraqis have lost their lives or sustained injuries due to the acts of violence and terrorism in the embattled Arab country since the beginning of the year. In a statement released on October 1, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Iraq Fadel Ghraoui pointed to the dramatic rise in the number of ISIS operations against the Iraqi people, noting that a total of 6,238 Iraqis were killed and another 14,933 injured between January 1 and October 1, 2015.

American military personnel are now dying once again in the already lost war in Iraq

Iraq received over $20 billion in U.S. military training since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003 but its army virtually collapsed when Islamic State fighters invaded to seize stathes of land in the north and the west of Iraq. U.S.-led air strikes have failed to turn the tide in the war against the ultra-hardline Sunni militants who have declared a caliphate and want to redraw the map of the Middle East. 

The rising popular support for Russia across the Middle East is an evident fact. For instance, on October 12, the Washington Post published the article headlined Amid Russian Air Strikes, a Putin Craze Takes Hold in Mideast. 

Obama's lies now coming back to bite him in the ass

The piece is devoted to widely spread support – from Syria to Egypt, Iraq to Lebanon – the Russia’s Middle East policy and military operation in Syria has received in the Arab world. It states, "Russia has had strong ties with the Mideast for years. The fascination with Putin is driven largely by a longstanding suspicion of the West and anger about decades of U.S. intervention in the region that many say has led to more wars and sectarianism. Many hope a stronger Russia would lead to a more balanced approach."

The Iraqi government may not ask Russia for help ceding to US pressure. The words pronounced by General Dunford are the best evidence of such pressure being exerted. But the very fact that leading Iraqi political forces mobilize in an effort to make the Iraqi government ask Moscow for military assistance is the best proof of Russia’s success in Syria.

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