Monday, October 26, 2015

Those thousand of U.S. air "attacks" on ISIS.

There is another story, "even more curious and telling than the others," that was not reported either. [Former Marine Gordon] Duff narrated that Russians discovered a "mysterious bombed area" located in Syria in close proximity to the Jordanian border.

"There is an area where no one has 'officially' bombed, not the Americans, not the Russians or the Syrians either but an area that had been bombed, just the same, not once but dozens, perhaps hundreds of times, abandoned villages bombed over and over according to the Russian commander, 'as though someone had nothing else to do'," the US Marine combat veteran underscored.
"You know, many had wondered how, after 6,000 American 'sorties' flown against ISIS, so little damage was done? Were they all flown against 'nowhere' because 'someone had nothing else to do?'" Duff asked.
"Evidence of Things Unseen: US-Led Coalition Has Something to Hide in Syria." By Sputnik, 10/25/15.


Andy Texan said...

I asked this question on another blog a few weeks ago: 'Why does the Russian air force seem to have the Isis types on the run after only a week while the Obama air force has been singularly ineffective after years.'

Col. B. Bunny said...

I think it's due to two things.

First, my post raises the possibility that a lot of bombs were dropped in Syria on a deserted stretch of land. Syrian planes would not have wasted ordnance that way so it had to be U.S. (or other "coalition"?) planes that did. Conclusion: U.S. or other coalition sorties were pretend sorties, evidence of some kind of "fix" being "in" with ISIS. Bombs dropped in the area of ISIS targets but not on them could be evidence of this fix as well. (Air dropped supplies "accidentally" landing in ISIS-controlled areas are further evidence of a U.S. objective that does not include punishing ISIS but rather working with it.) The inexplicable "Assad has to go" strategy of the U.S. that predated Obama is the reason for this, though that strategy does advance Israel's desire for chaos in unfriendly neighboring countries and our and the Saudis' desire to limit the power or influence of Iran.

The why of U.S. policy is enough to turn your hair grey. Mine anyway. Michael Brenner's analysis is the best I've seen.

Second, even serious air attacks (as well as artillery) require controllers on the ground to pinpoint targets. I know of no U.S. controllers with Syrian government forces -- to state the obvious -- so good results by U.S. planes would be more the result of luck and good guesses by our pilots (and perhaps signals analysis). It's likely, however, that the Russian planes are receiving detailed, accurate target info from the Syrian army. Ergo, quantum leap in effectiveness where Russian planes are involved.