Syrian Refugees Held Hostage by Pentagon and CIA

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Syrian Refugees Held Hostage by Pentagon and CIA 

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

The al-Rukban refugee camp is one of many in Syria since Obama/Biden launched aggression on the country in March 2011.

It was established along the country’s border with Jordan in 2014, the area controlled by Pentagon and CIA dark forces.

Russian National Defense Management Center General Mikhail Mizintsev earlier called conditions at the al-Rukban and al-Hol refugee camps in Syria inhumane, saying:

“All fundamental norms of international law are violated in (camps) controlled by the US” — holding thousands of Syrian refugees hostage, adding:

“By artificially creating inhuman conditions at the refugee camps on the illegally occupied territories in Syria, the US is (using them to recruit jihadists) with the goal of maintaining instability in the country and the region.”

Russia’s General Staff earlier accused the Pentagon (and CIA) of training terrorists in refugee camps they control in the illegally established 55-square km al-Tanf area base in southern Syria, adding:

It’s a staging area for US aggression against the Syrian Arab Republic and its people — using ISIS and other jihadists as proxy forces.

Kurdish YPG forces in northern parts of the country are used in similar fashion.

Jihadists recruited by the Pentagon and CIA from Syrian refugee camps and by other means are supplied with heavy and other weapons by the US, European countries, Israel, Turkey, the Saudis, and their imperial partners.

They include tanks, large-caliber mortars, HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems, anti-aircraft artillery and missiles, along with training on how to use chemical weapons.

Recruiting is facilitated by denying food, clean water, medical care, and other essentials, leaving refugees vulnerable to an unacceptable alternative to survive.

Tens of thousands of jihadist proxies have been recruited this way.

The above has been going on for years — ignored by Western media.

According to Russian Reconciliation Center deputy head Rear Admiral Vyacheslav Sytnik last week:

What’s explained above continues under Biden with no end of it in prospect — to maintain a perpetual state of war in Syria and occupation of its territory by Pentagon troops.

Deplorable camp conditions facilitate what’s going on.

The US uses them as a “conveyor belt for training (jihadists) to maintain hotbeds of tensions in Syria.”

Refugees are held captive by US forces, prevented from returning to their home areas.

Russian military analyst Vladimir Kozin earlier accused the US of training jihadists in 19 illegally established Pentagon bases in Syria, including al-Tanf.

The US blocks humanitarian aid from reaching Syrian refugees it holds captive.

Russian General Vladimir Savchencko earlier explained that US-backed jihadists are given safe haven at US bases and refugee camps is controls — using them to stage attacks on government forces and civilians.

The Middle East Eye earlier reported that thousands of Syrian refugees are held captive in “a no-man’s land along the Syria-Jordan border, the Rukban camp, also known as the Berm.”

Last month, Syria’s UN envoy Bashar al-Jaafari denounced the “American occupation (for) continu(ing) to plunder Syria’s wealth of oil, gas and agricultural crops, burning and destroying what it cannot steal” — along with using jihadist proxies to terrorize its people.

Biden continues US forever war in Syria, permanent occupation planned.

War is peace. Freedom is slavery, and ignorance is strength reflect longstanding US policy.

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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.