Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend

Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites (# of views)   3 comments
OpEdNews Op Eds

War Party Hates Putin -- Loves al-Qaeda

By       Message Justin Raimondo     Permalink
      (Page 1 of 2 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

Must Read 2   News 1   Valuable 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H3 10/4/15

Author 58887
Become a Fan
  (7 fans)
- Advertisement -

Reprinted from Antiwar

"War on terrorism" turns into cold war against Russia

From flickr.com/photos/40936370@N00/8096559668/: Painting -- Vladimir Putin eyes
Painting -- Vladimir Putin eyes
(image by Abode of Chaos)
  License   DMCA

As Russian fighter jets target al-Qaeda and ISIS in Syria, the Western media is up in arms -- and in denial. They deny the Russians are taking on ISIS -- and they are indignant that Putin is targeting al-Qaeda, which is almost never referred to by its actual name, but is instead described as "al-Nusra," or the more inclusive "Army of Conquest," which are alternate names for the heirs of Osama bin Laden.

And there are no ideological lines being drawn in this information war: both the left and the right -- e.g., the left-liberal Vox and the Fox News network -- are utilizing a map put out by the neoconservative "Institute for the Study of War" to "prove" that Putin isn't really attacking ISIS -- he's actually only concerned with destroying the "non-ISIS" rebels and propping up the faltering regime of Bashar al-Assad.

The premise behind this kind of propaganda is that there really is some difference between ISIS and the multitude of Islamist groups proliferating like wasps in the region: and that, furthermore, al-Qaeda is "relatively" moderate when compared to the Islamic State. Yes, incredibly, the US and British media are pushing the line that the al-Qaeda fighters in Syria, known as al-Nusra, are really the Good Guys.

Didn't you know that we have always been at war with Eastasia?

- Advertisement -

There is much whining, this [Thursday] morning, that a supposedly US-"vetted" group known as Tajammu al-Aaza has felt Putin's wrath -- but when we get down into the weeds, we discover that this outfit is fighting alongside al-Qaeda:

"Jamil al-Saleh, a defected Syrian army officer who is now the leader of the rebel group Tajammu al-Aaza, told AlSouria.net that the Russian airstrikes targeted his group's base in al-Lataminah, a town in the western Syrian governorate of Hama. That area represents one of the farthest southern points of the rebel advance from the north and is therefore a crucial front line in the war. An alliance of Syrian rebel factions, including both the al Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front and groups considered by Washington to be more moderate, successfully drove Assad regime forces out of the northern governorate of Idlib and are now pushing south into Hama."

By the way, according to the Pentagon's own testimony before a congressional committee, only 60 "vetted" fighters were sent into Syria to take on both Assad and ISIS. And while they denied, at first, that their pet "moderates" betrayed Washington and handed over most of their weapons and other equipment to al-Qaeda in return for "safe passage," the Pentagon later admitted it. Furthermore, we were told that these were the only "vetted" fighters actually in the field, but now we are confronted with "Tajammu al-Aaza," which -- it's being reported -- is deploying US-supplied missile guidance systems against Syrian government forces.

Click Here to Read Whole Article

- Advertisement -
 
- Advertisement -

Ad info: click here

Top Content
in the Last 2 Days
(by Page Views)

Putingate is our Watergate by Brent Budowsky (see # of pageviews)

What I love about Donald J. Trump by Marcello Rollando (see # of pageviews)

Blood in the Water: the Trump Revolution Ends in a Whimper by Mike Whitney (see # of pageviews)

Go post-West, young man by Pepe Escobar (see # of pageviews)

Why Isn't Pharma Paying for the Opioid Addiction Epidemic It Caused? by Martha Rosenberg (see # of pageviews)

Was Thomas Jefferson a Rapist? by Robert Parry (see # of pageviews)

A Presidential Victim by Timothy Gatto (see # of pageviews)

Unhinged America: Is Trump Leading The Crackpot Lemmings Over The Cliff? by Rev. Dan Vojir (see # of pageviews)

The poker table echoed, "What's fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness?" by Dwayne Hunn (see # of pageviews)

On Killers and Bullshitters* by John Grant (see # of pageviews)

The Michael Moore Easy-to-Follow 10-Point Plan to Stop Trump by Michael Moore (see # of pageviews)

Trump turmoil proves NATO & Western order is so yesterday by Finian Cunningham (see # of pageviews)

Impeachment: What Is to be Done and Where to Begin? by LA Progressive (see # of pageviews)

Big Meat's Dirty Little Secret: Few Jobs For Americans by Martha Rosenberg (see # of pageviews)

Trump White House under mounting pressure from anti-Russia campaign by Patrick Martin (see # of pageviews)

Jessa Lewis on How Progressives Took Over WA Democratic Party by Rob Kall (see # of pageviews)

CIA Fed False Media, Hillary Dems, Cities Bomber McCain Demand War With & Destruction of Russia by Jay Janson (see # of pageviews)

Bishop Voderholzer's Accessible Short Book about Cardinal Henri de Lubac (REVIEW ESSAY) by Thomas Farrell (see # of pageviews)

Been Mulling Lindorff on the end of the World... by Philip Kraske (see # of pageviews)

Like Keystone XL, Much of Dakota Access Pipeline Steel Made by Russian Company Tied to Putin by Steve Horn (see # of pageviews)

A former (?) Mossad officer predicts that Trump will be impeached on grounds of treason by The Saker (see # of pageviews)

An Article About Sanity by Timothy Gatto (see # of pageviews)

Putting The Brakes On Our Runaway Economy by Harold Novikoff (see # of pageviews)

Conservatives Fiddle While America Burns by Ron Nilson (see # of pageviews)

The West's Terror Campaign Against Syria by Mark Taliano (see # of pageviews)

Go To Top 50 Most Popular