US Warns of “Firm” Response If Syria Attacks ISIS…No, Really


The US military industrial complex isn’t doing much to quell suspicions that it is largely responsible for the emergence and continued existence of nebulous terrorist entities like ISIS:

In an apparent attempt to remove all pretense that the United States is nothing more than al-Qaeda’s Air Force in Syria, the American government is warning its Syrian counterpart that, if the SAA moves ahead with its upcoming southern offensive to remove ISIS and al-Qaeda terrorists from its southern borders, the U.S. will take “firm and appropriate measures.”

In other words, the United States is telling Syria that it had better not attack ISIS forces or else. Indeed, American “Firm and appropriate measures” seems like a very thinly veiled threat of military action particularly since the United States seems incapable of taking any “measures” that aren’t “kinetic” in nature outside of its borders.

Of course, while no one who has been following the Syrian crisis would be surprised that the nation who funded, organized, trained, armed, and directed terrorist forces in Syria (including ISIS), would do whatever it could to protect its proxy army, it is rather surprising to see the U.S. government so openly state that ISIS terrorists are “off limits” and to do away with even the formalities of pretending that it wants to see Daesh destroyed.

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The author of this article opines on the abysmally short attention spot of the average American, which creates an environment where the same bullshit can be repeated ever decade or two. “If it were longer, Americans might remember when the US government told them:”

  1. The US opposes all terrorism and is engaged in a war against terror.
  2. The US wants stability in the Middle East.
  3. Assad is a brutal dictator who kills his own people.
  4. Syrians hate Assad.
  5. The “rebels” were all democracy loving peaceful protesters.
  6. The “rebels” were violent only in reaction to a horrific crackdown by the Syrian military.
  7. The “rebels” were democracy loving freedom fighters. There were no terrorist elements.
  8. The “rebels” were overwhelmingly democracy loving freedom fighters with some jihadist elements who had infiltrated their ranks.
  9. The “rebels” were Syrian.
  10. The “rebels” were mostly jihadists but had moderate elements.
  11. The “rebels” were jihadists but better than ISIS.
  12. The US is not involved in Syria.
  13. The US is not supporting rebels.
  14. The US is in Syria to “defeat ISIS.”
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The author concludes:

Now, we have come full circle and the United States is openly threatening conflagration in support of ISIS/al-Qaeda, the very terrorist organization which was used to justify the elimination of vast amounts of civil liberties for American citizens domestically.

In 2001, Americans were told to shred their constitutional rights and accept a police state due to an alleged attack by al-Qaeda. In 2018, Americans are told to be ready to risk a third world war to protect al-Qaeda. It appears the State Department is now reading George Orwell’s works as a script writing model.

h/t axolotl_peyotl


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