21st Century Wire says…
When 21WIRE first put forward the idea that Syrian terrorists (now ISIS/ISIL) form a proxy paramilitary force who are controlled at the highest levels by western intelligence agencies, some would have called that accusation a crazy one. But consider yesterday’s history and today’s facts, and that supposition is no longer far fetched…
One of the driving political forces behind the proliferation of armed terrorist groups nesting in Syria, is controversial Republican US Senator John McCain from Arizona (photo, left), a man regarded by many as being mentally unstable and no longer fit for public office, let alone fit for heading a Senate Arms Services Committee in 2015.
The war-obsessed Senator has steadily lobbied for shipping more arms and more cash for what he terms as “rebels” in Syria, but who have been consistently proven to be ubiquitous with known violent terrorist groups such as al Nusra, Front Victory and ISIS/ISIL/IS.
McCain can be heard speaking about the Syrian rebel insurgents, constantly boasting how, ‘I’ve been there, and I’ve met with them. They are freedom fighters and they need more support from us’.
Indeed he has met them, but the picture McCain is painting to the American people is much different than the reality. Below is a photo of McCain leading a pep rally in Syria, meeting with men, including one who looks a lot like ISIS chief Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, or Ibrahim al-Badri aka ‘Abu Du’a’ (take your pick). Al-Badri was on the list of the five terrorists most wanted by the US. Confirmed in the photo below with McCain is also well known terrorist and kidnapper, Muahmmad Noor (pictured below, holding camera).
McCain’s Army: Why was Senator McCain meeting with ISIS leaders in private last year? (Note: al-Badri is second from left, circled in red)
Is John McCain also working in a CIA capacity, or for a foreign entity – with all these official ‘unofficial” trips to visit such controversial array of insurgents?
Aside from Syria, he also met with fascist and NeoNazi leaders in Ukraine before the CIA backed coup in February 2014, as well as visiting jailed Muslim Brotherhood agents in Cairo, Egypt, lobbying for their release alongside US Senator Lindsey Graham.
Undoubtedly, McCain has played a central role in both civil collapses in both Libya and Syria, often visiting behind enemy lines in undeclared wars. Through Turkey and into Syria, McCain, along with pro-war colleagues like Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), were sneaked behind terrorist lines in 2013, escorted by ex-special forces paid circa $1,500 per day with journalists, to meeting with “Free Syrian Army” (mercenary) militants and assorted Islamic terrorists, in order to make promises on behalf of the Washington – with all travel expenses (and brown envelopes?) courtesy of the US taxpayer.
This is how McCain is able formulate his politicised ‘intelligence’, delivered by fake PhD ‘experts’ like “Dr” Elizabeth O’Bagy and used to make a case for sending more arms to future ISIS insurgents in Syria, as McCain demands more US “boots on the ground” in Syria and Iraq.
The results of these US clandestine policies are nothing short of horrific…
McCain acts as a central hub for organizing instability in various embattled global regions. Middle East correspondant Thierry Meyssan explains:
“When I was in Libya during the “Western”attack, I was able to view a report of the foreign intelligence services. It stated that, on February 4, 2011 in Cairo, NATO organized a meeting to launch the “Arab Spring” in Libya and Syria. According to this document, the meeting was chaired by John McCain.”
“Everyone has noticed the contradiction of those who recently characterized the Islamic Emirate as “freedom fighters” in Syria and who are indignant today faced with its abuses in Iraq. But if that speech is incoherent in itself, it makes perfect sense in the strategic plan: the same individuals were to be presented as allies yesterday and must be as enemies today, even if they are still on orders from Washington. (…) the particular case of Senator John McCain, conductor of the “Arab Spring” and longtime partner of Caliph Ibrahim.”
Like many before them, ISIS is functioning as a US-controlled covert paramilitary force, who have grown out of control.
Connecting the dots: below is a heady ISIS analysis by writer Tony Cartalucci…
ISIS is America’s Dream Rebel Army
US policy paper reveals desire for construction of full-scale extraterritorial army to invade Syria. Such an army is being built in Iraq and Turkey and it’s called “ISIS.”
The corporate-financier funded and directed policy think tank, the Brookings Institution, has served as one of several prominent forums documenting and disseminating US foreign policy. It would host in part the architects of the so-called “surge” during the nearly decade-spanning US occupation of Iraq, as well as battle plans for waging a covert war against Iran now well under way.
Part of this covert war against Iran involved the arming and backing of listed terrorist groups, and in particular, the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK) which has killed US servicemen, American civilians, as well as countless innocent Iranians over the decades. Among those signing their name to this plan found within Brookings’ “Which Path to Persia?” report, was Kenneth Pollack. Now, in efforts to overthrow the government of Syria, also a stated and integral part of undermining, isolating, and destroying Iran, Pollack has revealed another element of the plan – to create a full-scale proxy military force outside of Syria, then subsequently invading and occupying Syria with it.
In the report titled, “Building a Better Syrian Opposition Army: How and Why“, Pollack cites the so-called “Islamic State” or “ISIS” as the ultimate impetus for expanded US intervention. However, upon looking at Pollack’s proposal, it merely looks as if the US is using ISIS as a pretext to more overtly intervene in order to overthrow the government of Syria – not in fact neutralize ISIS.
After a considerable preamble assuring readers that the aim of creating a “better Syrian opposition army” would exclude sectarian extremists and result in the same “success” the US had in training the Iraqi army, the document explains:
…building a new Syrian army is best not done in Syria itself. At least not at first. The program would need the time and sanctuary to perform the necessary training, reorganization, sorting and socialization into a new Syrian army without the distractions and pressures of Syria itself. The Saudi offer to provide facilities to train 10,000 Syrian opposition fighters is one of reasonable possibility, although one of Syria’s neighbors would probably be preferable. Jordan already serves as training ground for America’s current training program and it would be an ideal locale to build a real Syrian army. However, Turkey could also conceivably serve that purpose if the Turks were willing.
Clearly, not only is this already being done as admitted by Pollack himself, it is being done on a scale already eclipsing Pollack’s alleged plan – the only difference is it is being done through the use of sectarian extremists – not the imaginary, nonexistent secular professionals Pollack uses as a marketing gimmick to sell this scheme.
More tellingly, Pollack’s plan continues by stating (emphasis added):
In addition to being armed, trained and officered like a conventional military, a new Syrian army would also have to be equipped like one. That would mean not just small arms and crew-served weapons, such as the United States and its allies are already providing, but heavy weapons and logistical support. Like the Croats and Bosniaks, ‘a new Syrian army’ will need the wherewithal to defeat both the regime and the Islamist extremists. That will require tanks, armored personnel carriers, artillery, surface-to-air missiles and the like to match the regime’s own heavy weapons—and so eliminate the firepower imbalance that the regime’s forces have employed to such advantage so far.
Surely, Pollack’s plan will never materialize in any practical dimension – however it may be possible to use such a marketing ploy to pour more resources into both the ongoing proxy war against Syria and Iran in general, and more specifically into the terrorist battalions already being armed, funded, trained, equipped, and sent off from Jordan and Turkey into Syrian territory. Handing advanced weapon systems into the hands of front groups consisting of intentionally ineffectual, immensely corrupt, incompetent US proxies is as good as handing the weapons directly to ISIS – and of course – this is precisely how the US is building its actual “new opposition army” – namely, in the form of ISIS itself.
Removing Pollack’s rhetoric about secular professionals, and inserting “ISIS” reveals Pollack’s paper as the actual already ongoing plan to overrun not only Syria, but pro-Iranian factions in Iraq, and perhaps even Iran itself. ISIS is a massive mercenary army trained and funded abroad by the US with its support laundered via Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, and Turkey, staged along Syria’s borders in both Jordan and Turkey, and acquiring an impressive arsenal just as what is required in Pollack’s plan to enter into and overthrow the government of Syria – minus eradicating extremists of course.
RAT LINES: ISIS and Western Spooks have carefully designed a supply network for this new proxy army.
Even a cursory look at ISIS’ holdings across the region reveal ratlines leading into NATO-member Turkey’s territory and all along the Turkish-Syrian border where news outlets like the New York Times and Washington Post have reported for years the CIA had been operating – unloading billions in aid, gear, weapons, and even vehicles to militants fighting within Syria.
Headlines over the past 3-4 years including: “C.I.A. Said to Aid in Steering Arms to Syrian Opposition,” – “First Syria rebels armed and trained by CIA ‘on way to battlefield,” – “Arms Airlift to Syria Rebels Expands, With Aid From C.I.A.,” and “Official says CIA-funded weapons have begun to reach Syrian rebels; rebels deny receipt” – reveal precisely how ISIS acquired its vast resources.
ISIS is organized on a professional level precisely as described by Pollack, most likely the result of US military advisers and their counterparts in Saudi and Qatari special operations. ISIS is also heavily armed precisely as was required by Pollack’s plan. They now possess an impressive and ever growing arsenal of weapons including tanks, missiles of all kinds, artillery, and even a small collection of aircraft including Russian warplanes and American helicopters.
The New York Times, after years of reporting on the CIA’s delivery of weapon systems to “moderate” militants, now laments of ISIS’ possession of advanced anti-air missiles. In its article, “Missiles of ISIS May Pose Peril for Aircrews in Iraq,” it reports:
Syrian rebels have amassed multiple Manpad models since 2012, and the Islamic State has generally had little trouble acquiring any weapon used by Syrian rebels either through purchase or capture, military analysts say.
Unprepared Iraqi troops – the result of what Pollack claims as an American “success” – have also augmented ISIS with precisely the weapons needed for Pollack’s dream “opposition army.” No less than 30 M1 Abrams main battle tanks have fallen into ISIS’ hands…
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