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by Stephen Lendman
The Times, of course, would never admit Washington unilaterally or partnered with anyone would support ISIS and other terrorist groups.
Its oblique account states “the CIA has relied…for decades (on) the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” to help fund its covert operations.
“(A)n unusual arrangement (is maintained) for the rebel (sic) training mission…code-named Timber Sycamore.”
Saudis “contribute weapons and large sums of money…” CIA operatives train ‘rebels’ (aka ISIS, Al Qaeda, Jabhat al-Nusra and likeminded groups)” in heavy and light weapons use.
Qatar, the UAE, other Gulf States, Turkey, Jordan and Israel are complicit with Washington’s support for ISIS and other terrorist groups, using their forces as imperial foot soldiers in Syria, Iraq, Libya and elsewhere – the ugly story The Times won’t ever explain.
The term “rebel” is code language for US-supported terrorists, cutthroat killers, trained by CIA operatives to commit atrocities, including use of chemical and other banned weapons, mass murdering civilians in cold blood.
“(A) sea of Saudi (and other Gulf States’) money” complicit with naked US-led aggression raped one regional nation after another, transforming the Middle East in a violent, unstable, chaotic region.
Covert, destabilizing CIA operations were supported by Saudi money from their onset, The Times reported without explaining what’s most important – Washington’s intent to transform independent regional states into US vassal ones, notably Iraq, Syria and Libya.
Iran’s turn awaits. Longstanding US plans call for regime change. The nuclear deal changed nothing, including war plans readied to be implemented if ordered.
Billions of dollars of Saudi and other Gulf States’ money aid Washington’s imperial project. In 2014, Joe Biden admitted these nations “poured hundreds of millions of dollars (make it billions) and tens of thousands of tons of military weapons into anyone who would fight against Assad.”
Syria is Obama’s war, launched in March 2011 with no end in sight, upcoming peace talks notwithstanding, likely dead-in-the-water before beginning.
On Thursday, one or more Saudi-backed terrorist groups said they’ll boycott talks unless Russia and Syrian warplanes stop bombing their forces and areas they hold.
Russia’s aerial campaign targets terrorist groups, enabling Syrian ground forces to regain lost territory. So-called “moderate rebels” don’t exist, or are too few in number to matter.
Russia intends continuing its mission until accomplishing its objectives, routing ISIS and other terrorist groups, restoring peace and stability to Syria, letting its people alone decide who lead their sovereign independent secular state, free from outside interference.
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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.