An excerpt from, “Obama Is Wrong That ISIS Is ‘Not Islamic'” by Alastair Crooke, Conflicts Forum, September 18, 2014:
A number of Gulf and Arab states have signed up with Washington to figh ISIS, but only because they plan to insert a Trojan Horse into the “war” agenda.
Their troops hidden in the belly of the wooden “horse” are gathered —not to fight ISIS — but to fight a quite different war. They want to turn it into a renewed offensive against President Assad and Syria. Indeed,
at their preliminary summit in Jeddah, the Arab States agreed to a new Arab security architecture that would subvert the “war on ISIS” into war not just on ISIS, but also on President Assad and all Islamists (plainly they hope to pull the West into a larger war with the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Hezbollah, etc.).
Saudi Arabia will — as its contribution to defeating ISIS — then train and arm 5,000 “moderate” Syrian oppositionists to return to Syria. The U.S. understands full well that its (and its Saudi sponsor’s) objective will be to bring down Assad — and not to fight ISIS (with whom th Syrian “moderates” reportedly coordinate in battle and have a non-aggression pact).
Syria’s army is 130,000 strong, plus a further 100,000 auxiliaries. It is not likely that Saudi’s Syrian brigades — which have had a dismal record so far — will bring down President Assad, but they will make U.S.
policy incoherent and Syria more bloodstained.
If there are two main protagonists in Syria — the Syrian Army and ISIS — then America has no choice: It must prefer Assad, but it cannot be seen to be doing so, without offending Saudi Arabia. So America enters th conflict with one arm tied behind its back (by its own Gulf allies).
The U.S. and its allies have spend over three years training,
recruiting, funding, coordinating, and arming a proxy army of thousands
of Jihadist terrorists, knowing who exactly they were, with a clear
mission to take down the Syrian government, and now we’re supposed to
believe that they are going to bomb them into oblivion when the job is
You don’t build and train a mercenary army just to then destroy it
because they suddenly roused the world’s attention with their brutal
acts. That would be stupid.
The U.S. and its allies will not “degrade and destroy” ISIS before they
finish the job of degrading and destroying the Syrian regime. They will
tip ISIS off, and let this gang of thieves walk off into the Syrian
sunset with their loaded six shooters still on their hips, for the exact
same reason Bin Laden was not pursued in the Tora Bora region
immediately after the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001: living terrorists
are more useful than dead ones.
The American government is not in the business of killing Jihadist
terrorists, although it does that on a part-time basis, but in making
them and training them to terrorize the Middle East and their own
Some people have this idea of the U.S. as the old time sheriff with the
white hat chasing after the black hats when the sun goes down and things
get scary, but America is the devil, evil to the core, and it will
destroy Syria to a million little pieces before even thinking about
going after their proxy army ISIS.
But it will still put on a big fake show about how they’re really
attacking them because that’s what the criminal lunatics in Washington
do best. They manage perceptions, they don’t actually solve problems, or
resolve conflicts and crises diplomatically and peacefully because that
would require honesty and accountability on their part.
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Published: September 25, 2014.
Source: The Excavator