We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Friday, March 29, 2019

Syria: Is US Fighting ISIS or Liquidating Assets?

Click here to access article by Tony Cartalucci from New Eastern Outlook
That the “final stronghold” of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) resides in US occupied territory in Syria says it all.

From US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) memos dating back to 2012 noting efforts to create a “Salafist” [Islamic] “principality” [State] in eastern Syria precisely where ISIS rose and now clings to its “final stronghold,” to the obvious fact that ISIS’ fighting capacity was only possible through extensive state sponsorship – it was already clear that the US and its partners in regime change against Syria had been using terrorists including ISIS as proxy ground forces.

Now the US claims it has cornered and is on the verge of defeating ISIS – despite the terrorist group having been cleared out of virtually every other corner of the nation by Syrian, Russian, Iranian, and Hezbollah forces long ago.
Cartalucci tells it like it is in contrast to other writers in alternative media who still hedge this insight behind rather obscure, oblique (def.) words. I have at least 25 posts, many from US corporate media, that support his view about the US, and its allies in the Middle East, which were involved in creating and supporting terrorist armies in an effort to effect regime change in Syria:

US and Europe in 'major airlift of arms to Syrian rebels through Zagreb' - Telegraph Dept of Defense cites west support of Syrian rebels C.I.A. Said to Aid in Steering Arms to Syrian Rebels - The New York Times Al Qaeda Funded by Royal Sauds, U.S. Gov’t. Documents – The Greanville Post Bulgarian-NATO weapons reportedly end up in hands of mercenary-terrorist jihadists in Syria | the real Syrian Free Press M of A - US Empire's history of funding terrorist groups, now Syria Syrian Army Captures US Weapons Cache in Aleppo ISIS--US and allies fund them: Biden-Dempsey General Dempsey acknowledges US Arab allies | User Clip | C-SPAN.org Pentagon report says West, Gulf states and Turkey foresaw emergence of ‘IS’ | Middle East Eye Pentagon report reveals West’s support for ISIS Medium 2012 DIA ‘Islamic State’ Report Enters National Discourse after New York Times Coverage – Levant Report Mutual suspicion frays historic US-Saudi ties - FT.com (quote from late Prince Saud al-Faisal re ISIS.) M of A - Todenhöfer: Interview With Al-Nusra Commander "The Americans stand on our side" The Covert Origins of ISIS by the Empire Three Green Berets killed by ISIS infiltrator after CIA ignored warnings | SOFREP U.S. Relies Heavily on Saudi Money to Support Syrian Rebels - The New York Times Revealed: the £1bn of weapons flowing from Europe to Middle East | World news | The Guardian In Shift, Saudis Are Said to Arm Rebels in Syria - The New York Times Making a Killing: The 1.2 Billion Euros Arms Pipeline to Middle East | Veterans Today US contractors used: Spies-for-Hire Now at War in Syria BREAKING: At Least 14 US Coalition Military Officers Captured by Syrian Special Forces in East Aleppo Bunker 2012 Defense Intelligence Agency document: West will facilitate rise of Islamic State “in order to isolate the Syrian regime” – Levant Report Surviving Capitalism: 2012 DIA ‘Islamic State’ Report Enters National Discourse after New York Times Coverage Former DIA Chief Michael Flynn Says Rise of Islamic State was “a willful decision” and Defends Accuracy of 2012 Memo – Levant Report IMPORTANT DIA UPDATE: Former Defense Intelligence Director Michael Flynn Comments Publicly on 2012 DIA Islamic State Report – Levant Report WikiLeaks - The Podesta Emails New Revelations in the Syrian War | New Eastern Outlook Rise of Islamic State was ‘a willful decision’: Former DIA Chief Michael Flynn | Foreign Policy Journal Over 2,500 ISIS members transferred from Syria to Afghanistan - CSTO Pentagon report says West, Gulf states and Turkey foresaw emergence of ‘IS’ | Middle East Eye