Tuesday, November 10, 2015

U.S. support for ISIS.

There’s no way to overstate the Obama administration’s destructive and nihilistic role in Syria. Along with its Gulf allies, the US has funded, armed and trained the bulk of the jihadi hoodlums that have ripped the state apart and killed nearly one quarter of a million people.[1]
On the issue of U.S. support for jihadis consider this video:

I assume those white pickup trucks belong to ISIS. What kind of a helicopter is that that is escorting those trucks, whose is it, and what is the nationality of the man flying it?

At a minimum, we can say that ISIS is receiving state support from someone. A Russian chopper would be attacking the convoy. Of that there can be no doubt. Shiite Iraq supporting Sunni ISIS? No.

Leaving whom? Us or one of our "coalition partners."

If it's an American helicopter flown by an American, then this is proof of Obama using our military to directly support ISIS, to actively work with Islamic savages. All those "bombing sorties" would then be an absolute scam, an expensive bit of theater to hide the Obama support for terrorism from the American people and the world.

So much for the war on terror.

There are facts needing to be nailed down here but my money is on this being something sick and underhanded.

[1] "Did Russia’s Intervention Derail Turkey’s Plan to Invade Syria?" Mike Whitney, The Unz Review 10/15/15.

H/t: Zero Hedge for the video.


Anonymous said...

That appears to be a Russian Hind.

Col. B. Bunny said...

It's a fuzzy image but I'm reasonably familiar with the silhouette of an Apache and I just couldn't say it was one. However, I just now looked at a picture of a Hind and I must say I think you are right.

I think if it were piloted by a Russian it wouldn't leave such a long line of juicy targets alone. If the trucks belong to the Syrian Army then escorting them would make sense but all I've read is that the trucks, presumably Toyotas, were supplied to the al Nusra/FSA/ISIS guys. The Assad forces are operating in a much circumscribed area with short supply lines and aerial supply available so I don't see the point of such a large number of such trucks for Assad. That's real desert country the trucks are traveling through and I'm guessing the land closer to the coast is greener, though that's not always the case.

Syria's likely to have Russian equipment of all kinds in its inventory. I've read of Syrian pilots defecting to the "rebels" so it's possible the pilots might be defectors flying a captured Hind.

With Russian MiGs in Syria I'm guessing captured Hinds won't survive very long.

Nemesis said...

Putin is not it this action to hold hands with the US over Syria, a long time ally of Russia. Whatever that video shows it may not appear as it seems.

Col. B. Bunny said...

The date of the video is an important piece of missing information, if I'm correct. Still, the U.S. has been fooling around in Syria since 2011. Exactly what we've been doing and where is a bit vague. This is clearly an ISIS convoy, the white (Toyota?) trucks being too much of a signature. Since we or the Saudis or Qataris financed the trucks, it seem inescapable that this was a movement condoned by the U.S., whether or not we had begun so-called "air strike" on ISIS. The smell about those attacks is that they are contrived and even that ordinance has been dropped on non targets. See a recent post of mine on that with the photo of the "bomb" sticking in the desert somewhere.

If this were an American president that we have, this kind of analysis wouldn't be necessary.