Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Anatomy of the US Assault on Syria’s Peace Process and War with Russia



Events in Syria over this last week have thoroughly shattered the Russian-US ceasefire agreement reached in Vienna on September 9th between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov. Last Saturday the US led coalition comprised of US, Australian and UK fighter jets (2 F-16’s and 2 A-10's) delivered four airstrikes on Syrian Arab Army troops near the ISIS besieged Syrian airbase in Deir ez-Zor, for the first time killing Syrian soldiers (estimates of 62-83 dead and up to 120 injured). Within 7 minutes after the Syrian troops occupying the high ground overlooking the nearby airbase were attacked, Islamic State militants were opportunistically able to launch an assault and successfully seized control of that strategic high ground. Several hours later the Syrian Arab Army eventually was able to push back to retake its lost position.
But Saturday’s rapidly unfolding events of the airstrike followed so closely by the on-the-ground terrorist attack unquestionably points to air to ground coordination between US and ISIS that strongly indicates the US led airstrike was premeditated and designed to completely undermine the already tenuous ceasefire. This incident alone decisively kills any prospect for peace that would finally end the five and a half year war that’s killed more than 300,000 Syrian people and displaced over 11 million more.
The second critical incident that placed the final nail in the peace prospect coffin was Monday’s attack on a UN and Syrian Red Crescent Society convoy delivering much needed humanitarian aid to residents of Syria’s second largest city Aleppo, still largely occupied by ISIS and al-Nusra Front forces but for months under siege by the advancing Syrian army. The US immediately began blaming both Russia and Syria as an “act of revenge” for Saturday’s airstrike that the US feebly claims was an accident. A closer analysis of these two very much related, highly disturbing acts of violence speaks volumes on just how low the imperialistic US Empire is willing to stoop to sabotage peace in the war ravaged nation that’s killed or displaced more than half the Syrian population.   
America’s long history of breaking treaties starting with the Native Americans centuries ago that resulted in their subsequent genocide, right up to this week’s turn of events in Syria confirm that the US Empire of Chaos and Destruction can never be trusted. After the September ceasefire went into effect reconfirming February’s cessation of hostilities agreement, in addition the US finally agreed to enforce calls for its US-backed “moderate” rebel militia groups to separate from both ISIS and al-Nusra Front (recently renamed Jabhat Fatah al-Sham) terrorists. However, with the US airstrike the Syrian government declared that the truce was over after stating that from September 12-19 the US backed moderate rebels violated the ceasefire over 300 times.
Additionally, the US made no effort to entice or coerce its “good terrorists” to leave the bad terrorists ISIS/al Qaeda behind in Aleppo despite a Russian-Syrian arrangement to allow them free safe passage out of the ravaged city. Of course the moderate backed rebels are joined at the hip dependent and closely linked to ISIS/al-Nusra/al Qaida despite Washington’s pretense that there’s any real difference. In fact, just to prove the point, a group of militants affiliated with US supported Free Syrian Army chased truckloads of US Special Forces out of a northern Syrian town waving automatic weapons and yelling:
The collaborators of America are dogs and pigs! They wage a crusader war against Syria and Islam!
Had the neocons not sabotaged it, a successful weeklong ceasefire would have set the stage for the much talked about Joint Implementation Group to begin on Wednesday September 21st whereby the US and Russia would ostensibly work together in joint partnership to share intelligence, on-the-ground tactical information and military operations to eradicate the Islamic State and al-Nusra terrorists from Syria once and for all to finally bring about peace to the decimated nation.
But with a global policy of destabilization and unwilling to tolerate cessation of hostilities and peace in Syria, the hardcore Washington warmongers comprised of Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, his “endless warring” Pentagon and an alleged faction within the State Department remain determined to ignite the short fuse to World War III. In order to completely unravel months of State Department talks in Vienna as its convenient smokescreen, the US committing the lethal airstrike on Saturday directly on the Syrian Arab Army was by no means an accident in its latest escalation of war against both Syria and Russia as well as world peace.
Back in 2011 CIA-trained paid agitators to begin their bogus protest against the Assad government as part of the CIA’s “Arab spring uprising” that provided the pretext for the costly, protracted US engineered war. All along the US hardline approach never ceased demanding an Assad regime change, a balkanized, divided Syria into three weakened nation-state puppets (retaining the northeastern sector as a permanent safe haven for US proxy war allied terrorists ISIS and al-Nusra) and a perpetual failed state like Empire of Chaos and Destruction has already established in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. A weakened Damascus puppet installed government would then allow the longstanding scheme of a proposed 2009 Qatar-Syria-Turkey pipeline to replace Europe’s gas dependence on Russia, consolidating Western elite’s power In the Middle East. But Assad’s loyalty to Russia and Iran made him a marked man targeted by a vengeful US Empire.
Now that US has defied international law by sending ground troops to Syria and last month gave NATO ally Turkey the go-ahead to unlawfully invade northern Syria to reestablish its terrorist supply lifeline and an excuse to kill the Syrian Kurds (YPG) that have been formidable antiterrorist fighters previously supported by the US, the US has now hung its former Kurdish ally out to dry. The US and Turkey are once again hard at work carving out their Plan B that's actually been their Plan A all along - a safe haven for terrorists in eastern Syria.
After the US failed coup attempt in Turkey resulted in Erdogan’s ass kissing trip to Moscow to make up with Putin, nervous of no longer having Turkey as a strategic pro-terrorist partner and use of its airbases and nuke stockpile, the US decided to do an about face and betray the Kurds while Erdogan’s playing both Obama and Putin, who’s been double-crossed twice by Erdogan and now with the broken truce once by Obama. After shooting down the Russian jet last November, Erdogan’s back with the US supporting the terrorists inside Syria. What’s most surprising is that grandmaster strategist Putin appears to have been hoodwinked by both Turkey and the US after Saturday’s airstrike. Those many months of Vienna negotiations with Kerry and Lavrov were simply to bide time for the US backed terrorists to regroup. The treacherous cloak and dagger tactics of sleazy US-NATO players carving up the geopolitical chessboard know no loyalties. Consequently, a pissed off Putin has just changed the rules of engagement and from now on will shoot down any aircraft threatening Syrian forces.
In September 2013 Obama was forced to give up his rush to WWIII after he falsely blamed Assad for the Obama supported rebels’ false flag chemical attack on Ghouta near Damascus. His demand for airstrikes on Syria were then thwarted by Putin who brokered a deal for Assad to turn in his chemical weapons cache. Using the excuse of going after ISIS after the terrorists invaded Syria in June 2014, in fact ever since Obama has been arming and supplying the terrorists, taking full advantage of the opportunity to protect ISIS while setting out to destroy Syria’s infrastructure by bombing oil refineries and food storage silos. That is until a year ago when Putin had seen enough of Obama’s fake war on terrorism and, responding to Assad’s request for help, Russia proceeded to bomb the ISIS stolen oil caravans heading straight to Turkey for black market sale in Erdogan’s family business. With US Special Forces now on the ground and Empire claws in Syria never deeper, Obama continues air raids on Syria’s economic facilities and vital infrastructure. Consequently, the Syrian foreign minister just sent a formal letter to the UN Security Council making a strong case for the US coalition to pay financial reparations for  the rampant destruction bent on turning Syria into another dead zone wasteland. Partner-in-crime House of Saud is committing the same crimes against humanity in Yemen.
The fact is the US has a long history of supporting terrorists and sponsoring terrorism. Washington’s warmongering treasonous megalomaniacs have always supported terrorism as al Qaeda/ISIS/al-Nusra creators, financiers, trainers, suppliers, using them continuously as their not-so-secret hired thug allies for the last four straight decades in numerous proxy wars, from the late 1970’s Afghanistan war against the Soviets to Serbia, Kosovo and Bosnia in the 1990’s, as terrorist patsies on 9/11 and every other major terrorist attack in both US and Europe as well as in nonstop wars in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan, Chechnya spreading to sub-Saharan Africa and all the way to the Far East.
The US crime cabal government created the Islamic terrorists, along with its crime cabal allies NATO, Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia (having given birth to their Wahhabi brand of terrorism) and Gulf State monarchies like Qatar. So the diabolical true intentions of Obama and his neocon crazies have once again been exposed, showing their true treasonous colors in support of the terrorists fighting against Assad, Putin, China and Iran, ultimately bent on their West versus East, end of world showdown called the Third (and perhaps final) World War.  
The attack on the UN aid convoy reportedly killing four medical workers and 16 others would not benefit Syria or Russia in the least but only US Empire’s subversive interests to further undermine the peace process and legitimize its relentless demonization of Putin and Assad as designated US enemies. It was the US that was pushing for the humanitarian aid to be delivered to Aleppo not because it gives a shit about the impoverished city residents, but simply as a political ploy to create propagandized theater in order to manipulatively implicate Russia and Syria as vengefully stopping humanitarian assistance to long suffering people in need. The fact is both Syria and Russia indicated to the UN that the aid delivery route into ISIS controlled Aleppo province was not secured yet and advised against the decision.
But as standard practice since the UN’s 1945 Rockefeller founding, the UN has always been used by Empire as a political tool and cover subsidizing US war crimes. This latest episode is no different as Washington prevailed in manipulating both the UN and Syria to reluctantly greenlight food aid delivery against both Syria and Russia’s prior warnings. It would make no sense for Syria to approve the aid convoy and then destroy it. Also even a States Department spokesperson stated no Syrian planes were in the area. By process of elimination, the US is insisting that two Russian SU-24 warplanes did the dirty deed which Moscow vehemently denies. Of course this prompted the UN to suspend all further aid indefinitely.
Meanwhile, Russia has released information that a video showing a terrorist pickup truck towing a large caliber mortar was following the aid convoy and then at some point veered away from the caravan shortly prior to the rocket blasts that destroyed 18 of the 31 trucks while they were unloading food. This added piece supports the plausibility that it was not an airstrike at all but probable ground-fired rockets that were most likely launched by US-backed insurgents. A Russian defense ministry statement further added:
There are no craters and the exterior of the vehicles do not have the kind of damage consistent with blasts caused by bombs dropped from the air.
To further support evidence that it was the United States carrying out another egregious false flag, an American predator drone was spotted flying above the convoy. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said:
On the evening of September 19, in that specific region, a drone belonging to the international coalition, which had taken off from the Incirlik Airbase in Turkey, was flying at a height of 3,600 meters and traveling at around 200 kilometers per hour. The object was in the area around the town of Urm Al-Kubra, where the convoy was a few minutes before it caught fire. It left after about 30 minutes.
In a separate but related incident on Tuesday night near Aleppo an alleged airstrike struck and demolished a medical center, killing four medics employed by the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations, a French humanitarian relief agency that works in terrorist controlled Aleppo. This seems nothing less than Empire overkill drama to make sure the Russians get blamed.
Both the Pentagon generals and their boss Carter strongly oppose the ceasefire, all the while engaging in a blame game against Russia to justify war against the nuclear power. Bordering on insubordination, in so many words they have publicly stated that they’d practically refuse to obey their commander-in-chief’s order to be forced to cooperate closely with Russia in Syria. So really Washington’s neocons possess both the means and the motive to use the convoy attack as their false flag agenda to totally obliterate any chance for peace in Syria. It may also well be a case of staged application of “good cop versus bad cop” game strategy where Kerry and Obama appear to be on board with Russia on the brokered ceasefire when in fact they secretly support the warmongering bad cops Carter and his top brass.
To add more incriminating evidence that the US-NATO-Israel axis-of-evil is acting in synch together in conspired coordinated aggression to willfully end any chance of peace in Syria, Israeli airstrikes targeting Syrian Arab Army troops stationed in the Golan Heights near the Syrian-Israeli border are also being fired upon by Israeli jets. Even a Knesset member from the Golan Heights area corroborated that Israel is working directly with al Qaeda terrorists to kill Syrian government troops. Of course the Jewish State is infamous for supporting terrorists in the Middle East. Bebe’s photo-ops displaying his best bedside manner at Golan Heights hospitals caring for wounded terrorists are well documented. The US and Israel have long been partners-in-crime, be it on 9/11 as well as the Greater Israel Project that’s consistently deployed a divide and conquer strategy to keep Arabs weak by always pitting them to fight against each other in order to mask the true US-Israeli imperialistic agenda to redraw geographic borders by stealing Arab land from not only Palestine but the entire Middle East.
Yet more incriminating circumstantial evidence that it’s no accident is that on the very same day the US coalition was “accidentally” murdering Syrian soldiers, yet another alleged Muslim patsy in the United States was allegedly busy setting off a “wag the bomb” blast in a New York City neighborhood injuring 29 as a convenient attention grabber stealing all headlines away from the US coalition “accident” in Syria. With a virtual MSM blackout of any airstrike coverage, America was instead bombarded by 24/7 NYC bomb coverage as the latest domestic false flag ensuring that all US media airwaves were completely monopolized to drown out Empire’s war crimes in Syria. Then another mysterious bomb episode part 2 in nearby Elizabeth, NJ on Monday suddenly comes along on the exact same day as the convoy explosion to ensure that the fire at home keeps burning red hot. Coincidence? I don’t think so. It’s just the latest in a never-ending pattern that the diabolical powers-that-shouldn’t-be are notorious for - timing false flag events to cover up premeditated US criminal activity being executed elsewhere in the world.
Thus in all likelihood, this latest Syrian development blowing up efforts to provide humanitarian aid is yet another instance where US Empire has once again deceitfully imposed its brutish will in order to orchestrate a preplanned false flag convoy attack blaming Russia after the US preplanned airstrike on Syrian soldiers.
Increasingly in its desperate aggressions to spark world war, on a near weekly basis the US crime cabal government is now regularly engaging in staged false flag operations, conveniently blaming its villainous enemies in order to cover-up and justify its own heinously criminal actions around the world, and nowhere is it more evident this week than in war battered Syria. Before World War III starts, we citizens need to bring justice by unveiling the diabolical truth that the US traitors in Washington are responsible for trying to destroy our planet and everything on it.

Joachim Hagopian is a West Point graduate and former US Army officer. He has written a manuscript based on his unique military experience entitled “Don’t Let The Bastards Getcha Down.” It examines and focuses on US international relations, leadership and national security issues. After the military, Joachim earned a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and worked as a licensed therapist in the mental health field with abused youth and adolescents for more than a quarter century. In recent years he has focused on his writing, becoming an alternative media journalist. His blog site is at: http://empireexposed.blogspot.co. Joachim is also a regular contributor to Global Research, Sott.net and LewRockwell.com. Feel free to contact me at  nandrtal[at]hotmail[dot]com