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Trump Regime Continues Supporting ISIS

By Stephen LENDMAN | August 18, 2018

US support for ISIS is an open dirty secret – undiscussed by media scoundrels, pretending it’s not so.

Washington actively arms, funds, trains, and directs ISIS and other terrorists – backing the scourge they pretend to oppose.

Obama and Trump’s vow to degrade and destroy ISIS was and remains a bald-faced lie, using these and other cutthroat killers as proxy fighters in Syria and other countries where they’re deployed – their presence unjustifiably justifying illegal US occupation of northeast and southwest Syrian territory.

Last November, Russia’s Defense Ministry said the following:

“The Abu Kamal liberation operation conducted by the Syrian government army with air cover by the Russian Aerospace Force at the end of the last week revealed facts of direct cooperation and support for ISIS terrorists by the US-led ‘international coalition.”

“Americans peremptorily rejected to conduct airstrikes over the ISIS terrorists on the pretext of the fact that, according to their information, militants are yielding themselves prisoners to them and now are subject to the provisions of the Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War.”

US-led “coalition’s aviation tried to create obstacles for the aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces in this area to safely shield militants of the Islamic State.”

“There is indisputable evidence that the United States pretends it is waging irreconcilable struggle against international terrorism in front of the international community, while in reality it provides cover for the combat-ready Islamic State groups to let them regain strength, regroup themselves and advance US interests in the Middle East.”

Washington directly aids ISIS and other terrorist fighters, deploying them where Pentagon commanders want them used, relocating them to new conflict zones in Syria and other countries.

Iran has credible documents showing US support for ISIS. Its armed forces deputy chief of staff Major General Mostafa Izadi earlier said “(w)e are facing a proxy warfare in the region as a new trick by the arrogant (US-led) powers against the Islamic Republic,” adding:

“We possess information showing direct support by US imperialism for (ISIS) in the region which has destroyed Islamic countries and created a wave of massacres and clashes.”

Separately, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani condemned Washington for “align(ing) itself with ISIS in the region.”

So-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are infested with ISIS and other terrorists. Washington’s objective in Syria remains regime change – why the Obama regime launched naked aggression in the country, continued by Trump regime dark forces in charge of Washington’s geopolitical agenda.

A new Security Council report showed renewed ISIS strength in parts of Syria controlled by US forces and allies, saying:

ISIS terrorists have “breathing space to prepare for the next phase of its evolution into a global covert network.”

Aided by the Trump regime and allied forces, they control “small pockets of territory in the Syrian Arab Republic on the Iraqi border.”

Russia’s General Staff earlier accused the Pentagon of training ISIS and other terrorists at its illegally established At Tanf base in southwest Syria – calling it a staging ground for US armed struggle against the Syrian government.

ISIS and other terrorists infest the Rukban refugee camp controlled by US Forces, holding tens of thousands of defenseless Syrians hostage, using the camp to recruit anti-government terrorists.

On August 15, AMN News said US-led forces “transported over 250 trucks filled with weapons (and other military hardware) to the Euphrates River Valley this morning” – intended for Syrian Democratic Forces terrorists in Deir Ezzor province, adding:

Washington is “expand(ing) (its) bases and airports in northern and eastern Syria” – indicating US forces will remain in the country, not leave, as Trump earlier said.

Separately on August 18, AMN News said Washington and its allies “sent reinforcements to their military bases in the towns of Tal Tamer, Al-Houl, and Al-Shaddadi.”

Syria’s liberating struggle continues, no end of it in sight as long as US regime change intentions remain unchanged.

August 19, 2018 - Posted by | War Crimes | , , , ,


  1. Stephen Lendman is in the first rank of a long array of articulate tellers of truth and geopolitical realities. Too bad their voices/words are subsumed in the fog of faux news and, perhaps more ominously, no news that is most often manifested in subservience to the scourge of militant/political Zionism.

    Re the title of this piece, my best e-correspondent invariably refers to the “Adelson/Trump regime” in shares and his prefacing comments. I can’t think of a more apt, frightening appellation that makes the “entangling alliance, 2018,” come to satanic life and meaning….

    Having written that, I admit to puzzlement that Mr. Lendman chose not to mention (i) the omni-presence of various US-based Israel-first neocons, most of them full-on Jews/Zionists, or (ii) the on-site cancerous Zionist entity so-called Israel that with total impunity launches air strikes and otherwise disrupts daily “life” in Syria, in this commentary. And along the way, let us not forget that the road to Iran — every Zionist’s wet dream, including “Bomb-bomb-bomb, bomb-bomb Iran” fellow travelers like McCain and the Graham Cracker — can well be said to lead from Syria.

    Comment by roberthstiver | August 19, 2018 | Reply

  2. “Too bad their voices/words are subsumed in the fog of faux news”……I think that should be “FOX” news. It’s no wonder that Trump openly prefers Fox News, run by that EVIL ‘American’ Rupert Murdoch……..

    If you want to know WHO the guilty parties are in ‘War zones’ or ‘Terrorist attacks’ these days, just look at who Fox is backing, and assume that the opposite is the truth.

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | August 19, 2018 | Reply

    • Brian, I’ve never once watched Fox News in any context (except: wasn’t the clip about the “Dancing Israelis” of 9-11-01 infamy a Fox item?…incredible; I guess it learned its lesson).

      I watch CNN for comic relief and scan our daily newsrag mostly for what is omitted. (I took the rag to task recently about non-coverage of the humanitarian boat “Awda” to Gaza anent its hi-jacking in international waters…later followed up…no response, no publishing of my letter.) The entirety of the US MSM is a cesspool of faux “journalism,” with Fox perhaps a bit more on the outright propaganda side. At the same time, I believe that BBC and its Canadian counterpart (CBC?) are hardly better, are they? What about Aussie “news”?

      Comment by roberthstiver | August 19, 2018 | Reply

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