supposed israeli pantsdown omitted, the rest is excellent

Israeli Colonel Caught with IS Pants Down
Fred Engdahl, NEO, Nov 25 2015

Since the beginning of Russia’s very effective bombing in Syria on Sep 30, details of the roles of Washington, Turkey, Qatar and other states have come into view for the first time. It’s becoming increasingly clear that at least a faction in the Obama administration has played a behind-the-scenes role in supporting ISIS, in order to advance the removal of Assad and pave the way for what inevitably would be a Libya-style chaos and destruction, which would make the present Syrian refugee crisis in Europe a mere warmup by comparison. The “pro-ISIS faction” in Washington includes the neocons, centered around General David Petraeus. It also includes General JR Allen who since Sep 2014 has served ast Obama’s envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS, and until she resigned in Feb 2013, it included Sec State Hillary Clinton. Significantly, General Allen, an unceasing advocate of a Pindo-led “No Fly Zone” inside Syria along the border to Turkey, something Obama refused, was relieved of his post on Oct 23 2015. That was shortly after the launch of Russian air strikes in Syria, which changed the entire situation in the geopolitical picture of Syria and the entire Middle East.

That the Likud and the IOF work closely with Washington’s neocon hawks is well-established, as is the vehement opposition of Netanyahu to Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. Israel regards Hezbollah as arch foe. Hezbollah has been actively fighting alongside the Syrian Army against ISIS in Syria. General Allen’s strategy of “bombings of ISIS” since he was placed in charge of the operation in Sep 2014, as Putin and Lavrov have repeatedly pointed out, far from destroying ISIS in Syria, had vastly expanded their territorial control of the country. Now it becomes clear that that was precisely the intent of Allen and the Washington war faction. Since at least 2013, IAF have also openly bombed what they claim were Hezbollah targets inside Syria. Investigation revealed that in fact Israel was hitting Syrian military and Hezbollah targets, who are valiantly fighting against ISIS and other terrorists. De facto, thereby, Israel was actually helping ISIS, like General John Allen’s year-long “anti-ISIS” bombings. That a faction in the Pentagon has secretly worked behind-the-scenes to train, arm and finance what today is called ISIS is now a matter of open record. In Aug 2012, a Pentagon document classified “Secret,” later declassified under pressure from Judicial Watch, detailed precisely the emergence of what became ISIS emerging from AQ in Iraq. The Pentagon document stated:

There is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafi Principality in eastern Syria (Hasaka and Der Zor), and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime, which is considered the strategic depth of the Shia expansion.

The supporting powers to the opposition in 2012 then included Qatar, Turkey, Toad Hall, Pindostan and behind the scenes, Israel. Precisely this creation of a “Salafi Principality in eastern Syria,” today’s territory of ISIS, was the agenda of Petraeus, Allen and others in Washington to destroy Assad. It’s what put the Obama administration at loggerheads with Russia, China and Iran over the bizarre Pindo demand that Assad must first go before ISIS can be destroyed. Now the game is in the open, for the world to see Washington’s duplicity in backing what the Russian’s accurately call “moderate terrorists” against the duly-elected Assad. That Israel is also in the midst of this rats’ nest of opposition terrorist forces in Syria was confirmed in a recent UN report. What the report did not mention was why the IOF would have such a passionate interest in Syria, especially the Golan Heights.

In Dec 2014, the JPost reported the findings of a largely-ignored but politically-explosive report detailing UNDOF sightings of IOF together with ISIS combatants. UNDOF revealed that Israel had been working closely with Syrian opposition terrorists including Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIS in the Golan Heights and “kept close contact over the past 18 months.” The report was submitted to the UNSC. Mainstream media in Pindostan and West buried the explosive findings. The UNDOF documents showed that the IOF had maintained regular contact with members of ISIS since May 2013. The IOF stated that this was only for medical care for civilians, but the deception was broken when the UNDOF observers identified direct contact, including giving medical care, between IOF and ISIS combattants. Observations even included the transfer of two crates with unknown contents from the IOF to ISIS forces. Further, the UNDOF report identified what the Syrians label a “crossing point of forces between Israel and ISIS,” a point of concern UNDOF brought before the UNSC. UNDOF was created by a May 1974 UNSCR in the wake of the Oct 1973 War between Syria and Israel. It established a buffer zone between Israel and Syria’s Golan Heights, to be governed and policed by the Syrian authorities. No military forces other than UNDOF are permitted within it. Today it has 1,200 observers. Since 2013 and the escalation of IOF attacks on Syria along the Golan Heights, claiming pursuit of “Hezbollah terrorists,” UNDOF itself has been subject to massive attacks by ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra in the Golan Heights for the first time since 1974, including kidnappings, killings, theft of UN weapons and ammunition, vehicles and other assets, and the looting and destruction of facilities. Someone obviously does not want UNDOF to remain policing the Golan Heights (but actually, Israel acted yesterday to keep them there, perhaps seeing them as permanent hostages – RB).

In his Nov 9 White House meeting with Obama, Netanyahu, apparently without success, called on Obama to back formal Israeli annexation of the illegally-occupied Golan Heights, claiming that the absence of a functioning Syrian government “allows for different thinking” concerning the future status of the strategically important area. Of course Netanyahu did not address in any honest way how the IOF and other forces had been responsible for the absence of a functioning Syrian government by their support for ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra. In 2013, when UNDOF began to document increasing contact between IOF and IS and AQ along the Golan Heights, a little-known Newark NJ oil company, Genie Energy, with an Israeli daughter company, Afek Oil & Gas, began to explore for oil in the Golan, with permission of Netanyahu. That same year, IOF engineers overhauled the 45-mile border fence with Syria, replacing it with a steel barricade that included barbed wire, touch sensors, motion detectors, infra-red cameras, and ground radar, putting it on par with the Wall Israel has constructed in the West Bank. On Oct 8, Yuval Bartov, chief geologist for Afek, told Israeli Channel 2 TV that his company had found a major oil reservoir on the Golan Heights:

We’ve found an oil stratum 350 m thick in the southern Golan Heights. On average worldwide, strata are 20 m to 30 m thick, and this is 10 times as large as that, so we are talking about significant quantities.

As I noted in an earlier article, the International Advisory Board of Genie Energy includes such notorious names as Dick Cheney, James Woolsey, Lord Jacob Rothschild and others. Of course no reasonable person in their right mind would suggest there might be a link between IOF dealings with ISIS and other anti-Assad terrorists in Syria, especially in the Golan Heights, and the oil find of Genie Energy in the same place,or with Netanyahu’s Golan Heights “rethink” appeal to Obama. That would smell too much like “conspiracy theory” and all reasonable people know conspiracies don’t exist, only coincidences.

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