During his high-profile Wednesday night speech, President Obama promised he “will not hesitate to take action against ISIS in Syria,” effectively expanding the new ISIS war into another country.
Obama insisted hunting ISIS anywhere on the planet is a “core principle of my presidency,” and made a move that has been considered likely for a couple of weeks now as the war expands.
The administration has been laying the groundwork for attacks inside Syria for quite some time now, whether to attack the Assad government, as was the plan last year, or to attack ISIS, as they now intend.
Yet, the administration has rested the legality of its attacks inside Iraq on being “invited” by what passes for an Iraqi government there, and in Syria, while the Assad government has expressed openness to coordination, the US has ruled it out.
Uncoordinated US strikes, being carried out as Syria tries to fight its own growing battle against ISIS, are a big problem, and Syrian officials say they’ll consider unilateral US strikes an act of aggression and a violation of Syrian sovereignty.
Which is in keeping with what literally every nation on the planet would do, but as the administration tries to build up a huge, but ultimately feckless, “coalition” to fight ISIS, they want to keep Syria and Iran away from it in favor of the Saudis and other GCC countries which want to bankroll Syria’s various other rebels.
That’s where the new US war in Syria is going to get extremely complicated, as those arms for “moderate rebels” are ending up in ISIS hands, something those US allies have been perfectly willing to ignore in the name of ousting Assad, and will continue to push Syria toward more and more factions fighting with more and more foreign arms.
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I’m sure at some point the aggression against Assad by the US will only make matters worst. Is this the obstacle they have to clear to reach Iran?
So the USG intends to fight the IS with the right hand while the left hand continues passing weapons and money to the "moderate rebel" groups that Obama has said don't exist, and which have a habit of taking their US supplied weaponry with them when they join IS' ranks. What could possibly go wrong with that plan? It's noteworthy that the warmongers intend to go after ISIS "wherever they exist," and that includes – according to neocon propaganda – IS "sleeper cells" right here in the USA.
Don't forget, they were only the J-TEAM a few weeks ago [[isis ] that is.
And there will be "NO" discussion by the American people – no polls to throw at the Administration and the defense of expanding the war will as it usually is, centered around keeping the Homeland safe – and the American people will buy in and by their silence sign off on what the USG wants to do.
Barack Hussein Obama needs to coordinate his war against ISIS with Russia and Syrian government, Iraq and Iranian needs to be on the front fighting these barbarians. Otherwise USG will created another monster, this time with eight heads, as Obama/English policies toward nations in Middle East have created the ISIS.
I hope the USG makes an even bigger fool out of themselves. Is that even possible ?
Is this the implementation of the anti-Shia strategy through the backdoor and attempt at a controlled forest fire by eradicating some of the mujahedin that countries like Saudi Arabia have long supported in order to protect the Kurds? The Gulf States will play along as long as their objective is achieved. The great lie is that there is a moderate mujahedin that can be armed and trained by America's moderate allies like Saudi Arabia. They sure know how to frame the discussion by sticking moderate before something. They are all moderate like how Hitler was moderate, like McCain is sane, and Netanyahu is a prince of peace. Don't they know ISIS is filled with moderate mujahedin too? A violent crime prison population is filled with moderate citizens. Sure they all killed people but they did it in moderation. It looks like a controlled forest fire on the way to war with Assad, Iran and possibly Russia if not more countries. We will know for sure when the first bomb is dropped on the Syrian government.
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