Saturday, October 31, 2015

One hundred MORE years of chaos in the Middle East?

       For the last 65 years, most Americans have been blatantly and consistently lied to about what is really going on in the Middle East.  But for those of us who have actually gone to all the trouble and pain to seek out the truth about what is really happening over there, we have constantly been forced to live and breath the tragic reality of the myriad gross injustices in the Middle East brought on by American, Israeli, European, Turkish and Saudi neo-colonialists who are happily looking to get a greedy leg up at any cost.

     And this toxic nightmare of murder, theft and propaganda never seems to be going to stop. 

      Will our grandchildren still be hearing the same grisly tales about how the American war machine and its "allies" have happily fostered chaos in the Middle East for over the past hundred years?  In order to sell more weapons and steal more oil?   Or will there be nothing but neo-colonialists, oil tycoons, dictators and skeletons left in the Middle East by then.

       To combat the huge flood of propaganda being aimed at we Americans daily, however, there have been several excellent articles written recently about how American forces and their partners in crime have aided and abetted ISIS in Syria.

      For instance, expert blogger "Moon of Alabama" writes, "During the last several days, a large attack on the Syrian government supply line to Aleppo city was carried out by Jabhat al-Nusra (aka al-Qaeda in Syria) and the Islamic State, seemingly in coordination with the U.S. military. 

       "During September, the U.S. anti-ISIS coalition carried out an average of 4.2 airstrikes on ISIS in predominately east Syria.  This after an average of 6.8 per day in August.  The rate in October was about the same as in September until Thursday October 22.  Then, according to the U.S. Military Times, the strike rate decreased markedly.  The Islamic State used the lull in airstrikes in east Syria to move hundreds of fighters and heavy equipment towards the supply line that connects Damascus with the government held areas (green) of Aleppo.

     And then Mike Whitney writes, "Why is John Kerry so eager to convene an emergency summit on Syria now when the war has been dragging on for four and a half years?  Is he worried that Russia’s air campaign is wiping out too many US-backed jihadis and sabotaging Washington’s plan to topple Syrian President Bashar al Assad?  You bet, he is.

     "No one who’s been following events in Syria for the last three weeks should have any doubt about what’s really going on.   Russia has been methodically wiping out Washington’s mercenaries on the ground while recapturing large swathes of land that had been lost to the terrorists."
    And then there's this eye-witness report from a friend of mine in Aleppo itself (always good to have eyes on the ground, Amy Goodman, not just lying Syrian wannabees living safely in NYC on the CIA dollar).

      My friend in Aleppo writes, "We now have limited goods to consume, with limited resources of fuel and water.  Prices are jumping higher for almost everything.  I hope that situation to end soon.  It's getting worse day after day since roughly the 23rd or 24th of October.  Prices of everything are getting higher and higher day after day.  The generators that used to supply houses with power for 10 hours a day, are now supplying us with 6.5 hours for the same price of 10 hours.   Blackmailing in markets for all goods is taking place. We are under siege since then. 'Crisis Merchants' are squeezing the pockets of the people to the last penny."  Sucks to be Syrian for real, Amy.

     "I'm optimistic that it shouldn't take a longer time," my friend continues, "but people over here are pretty passive, and some are saying that it could get worse or go on for months.  I think the city had more tougher times in the last years, and hopefully we will come out of that hard situation soon.  Jets are bombarding terrorist areas more often, and the terrorists are shelling residential areas as well.  Take care, wish us luck."

PS:  A Russian civilian airliner was just shot down over Sinai.  ISIS claims the kill -- but who supplied ISIS with the missile in the first place?  ISIS doesn't manufacture missiles.  Boeing, Lockheed and Raytheon do.  In the style of MH17.   Or else perhaps it was a bomb that blew up the plane -- in the grand old style of the CIA.  Dirty pool.  Dirty hands.  Disgusting.