This analysis rejects the political prism by which the decision to take the course of action reported by the White House to bomb targets in Syria. To avert speculative debate; let us simply conclude that this was a politically driven decision masquerading as a tactical military strike.
Let us dispense with the political machinations for the moment and begin with the anti-terrorist objectives stated by the White House and force-fed to a politicized Pentagon to regurgitate to an anxious public.
Firstly, the American people are being deceived by reports of a tactical military strike at yet more obscure labeled groups, with the intent of instilling fear followed by reassurance that our powerful government is not impotent in the face of the reported threat.
Secondly, the only people not deceived are the stated enemy that our government reported to the world military airstrikes targeted.
Thirdly, the farce of “putting an Arab face” to it is so transparent that it would be laughable if not so serious an issue.
Facts indicate that Arab air power alliances stated quite openly they did not want to attack “Sunni Muslims.” This means they recognize the so-called targeted combatants as Islamist kin-folk they are unwilling to really combat. Which means they got all dressed up for war without any intention to engage in it.
Additionally, the dramatic videos of U.S. naval and air power bombing buildings were for public consumption to add to the illusion and advance the deception. Bombing empty buildings is not a military objective nor an anti-terrorist maneuver.
Watch carefully. The building is empty. Not one person is fleeing, there aren’t vehicles, or signs of the enemy that are supposed to be killed.
Enter the political explanation. Apparently, the only way to put together Muslim military action was to ensure them that they were not going to kill anybody. It was just one spectacular light show aimed at deceiving you, the American public.
The application of basic military objectives to seek and destroy the enemy did not happen. Blowing up buildings is not how to remotely combat these terrorists. Finding them and killing them is the single aimed purpose of employing military force or waging war.
So, what really happened? The White House concocted an engineered deception. The reasons why are to be found in the arena of oil and gas economics.
What we have not been told is the so-called ISIS and other spooky named groups are all composed of the “Salafi” brand of Islamist extremist. They are being armed though the Serbians, facilitated through Turkey, and the ideological motive driving them is the re-establishment of the Caliphate. What is that? Suffice to say it means erasing the borders created by the European powers after WWI after dismantling the last Caliphate known as the Ottoman Empire that ruled for nearly 700 years.
Note the conflicting media terms and labels bouncing between ISIS [Islamic State of Iraq and Syria] and ISIL [Islamic State of Iraqi Levant]. ISIL wants to recapture the land mass incorporating all of Lebanon, Israel, Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, with the capture of Mecca as an objective. They are the political name of the newly emerging State, that the U.S. keeps using in the media acknowledging and even to a degree, legitimizing them. ISIS is the military organ of ISIL’s political entity.
Do any of you believe for one moment that Russia will sit by and permit their economic client in the Syrian Assad regime collapse and take with it hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue without intervention?
This editorial is quite aware it is suggesting that the U.S. government and their corresponding subordinate agencies to include the Pentagon and Main Stream Media are duplicitous in convincing the U.S. public that prudent military action was taken against a face-less, state-less terrorist enemy. Based on the information, video, reports provided, no other conclusion is viable.
What they are selling us is that the way to protect the U.S. from the terrorist groups emerging in Syria and spreading into Iraq, as we have seen is by arming them and relying on them to protect our economic interest. 800,000 unarmed Christians have been chased from their homes, are being subjected to the horrors of modern-day genocide. Yet, there is no plan to arm and train them; who have every reason to destroy ISIS, ISIL and every other “Salafist” who view them as sub-human and marked for death. Does this make any sense to you?
No other media outlet, news source, U.S. journalist or pundit have raised the questions in this editorial. My anti-terrorist colleagues, former military intelligence professionals, and foreign contacts in credible think tanks do not believe what is being reported.
Expect the Russians to step into Syria and announce they will engage ISIS and assist President Assad, to protect their economic interest. Expect the U.S. to reject such a notion, but find itself with no alternative, short of military conflict, concede.
Do not expect rescue or assistance to the Christian refugees. Preventing genocide, stopping the systematic displacement of Christians nor defending them are nowhere to be found in U.S. policy statements nor in this militarily useless airstrike.
An in-depth analysis and detailed essay will be crafted in the coming days for peer review. In the meantime, ponder the questions and rationale presented here so far and you will invariably conclude one thing. Either this was a poorly planned attacked whose unintended outcome made matters worse or it was a farce, whose outcome will make matters worse.