Pindosi SOF flee “moderate” rebels in Syria
Bill Van Auken, WSWS, Sep 17 2016
Pindo SOF were compelled to flee from a village in northern Syria Friday after their lives were threatened by elements of the so-called FSA, the amorphous group of Islamist militias that Washington has backed in its five-year-old war for regime change. A video posted online showed a column of vehicles carrying the Kuffar speeding out of the village as a crowd of Jihadis waving automatic weapons chanted anti-Pindosi slogans and death threats. These so-called “moderate rebels” shouted:
We’re going to slaughter you! Down with Pindostan! Get out, you pigs!
An individual who appeared to be leading the demonstration shouted:
The collaborators of Pindostan are dogs and pigs! They wage a crusader war against Syria and Islam!
Another man shouted:
Christians and Pindostanis have no place among us!
The appearance of the video coincided with the first report carried by the WSJ that the Pentagon had deployed a unit of 40 SOF to assist the Turkish army, which invaded Syria last month in an operation dubbed Euphrates Shield. It marks the first such direct attempt at Pindo-Turkish collaboration in Syria since the Obama administration ordered the deployment of several hundred SOF in the country last spring. While ostensibly the joint operation is aimed at routing Daesh from towns it has occupied in northern Syria, Ankara’s over-riding aim is to drive back Syrian Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and prevent them from consolidating an autonomous Kurdish entity on Turkey’s border. The videotaped incident took place outside the village of ar-Rai near the Turkish border. It is on the road leading south to the ISIS-held town of al-Bab, which is seen as a strategic link between the predominantly Kurdish cantons of Kobani and Afin. The YPG Kurdish forces are determined to take the town, while Turkey is determined to deny it to them.
Until recently, the YPG has served as the backbone of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are Pindostan’s principal proxy ground forces in the war against Daesh, and had been armed, trained and supported by Pindo SOF “advisers.” The attempt to deploy Pindo SOF with the Turkish-backed militias raised the real prospect of Pindosis confronting each other on opposite sides of the battlefield. The Pindo alliance with the Kurdish forces was undoubtedly a factor in the anger of the so-called FSA fighters depicted in the video. These Sunni sectarian militias, however, are not only hostile to the Kurds, but also share the essential ideology of AQ. The confrontation, which was largely blacked out by the Pindo media, exposes the real character of the so-called “moderate opposition” backed by Washington and its regional allies — principally Turks, Toads & Thanis — as well as the intractable contradictions created by the criminal and reckless policy pursued by Washington over the past five years in its systematic destruction of Syria. The episode also provided embarrassing confirmation, from the Obama administration’s standpoint, of the charge levied by Russia that Washington is either unable or unwilling to pressure the Islamist militias that the CIA has armed and paid to abide by the terms of a ceasefire agreement reached last week between Jackass Kerry and Sergei Lavrov. Russian Defense Ministry representative Maj-Gen I Konashenkov said on Friday:
Despite the fact that the ceasefire regime in Syria envisaged by the Russian-Pindo agreement has lasted for four days now, the issue of the general ability of the ‘moderate opposition’ to observe it remains open. All attempts by our Pindosi partners to demonstrate to the world at least some manageability of their opposition activists in Syria have now failed.
Vladimir Savchenko, the chief of Russia’s center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria, reported Friday:
Over the previous 24 hours there have been 39 separate instances of the so-called rebels shelling government positions and civilian areas. The attacks indicate that the Pindo-backed armed opposition was once again using the ceasefire regime to restore its combat capabilities and regroup its forces.
Russian officials have expressed particular frustration over Washington’s failure to provide information on the exact locations and the numbers involved of the so-called “moderate rebels,” which under the ceasefire agreement are supposed to separate themselves from Nusra. The reality is that the AQ forces are the dominant armed militias attacking the Syrian government of Assad, and the existence of a “moderate,” much less a secular, opposition is a propaganda invention of Pindostan and its
allies vassals. The CIA-supported militias are largely integrated with Nusra and could not survive independently of them.
Meanwhile, Pindostan has attempted to foist the blame on Syria and Russia for the failure of a column of trucks bearing relief supplies to reach Aleppo. Pindo boxtops have made it clear that Washington is prepared to utilize the delay as a pretext for abrogating the ceasefire deal, including most critically, the creation of a “joint implementation center” to coordinate Pindo and Russian military operations in Syria. Then fuckup Kirby told reporters on Friday:
If, by Monday we have continued to see reduced violence and no humanitarian access there will be no Joint Implementation Center.
The blocking of the aid column is bound up with the security of the road leading from the Turkish border into “rebel”-held eastern Aleppo, which has been repeatedly shelled by the Pindo-backed militias. The Nusra forces that predominate in the area, moreover, have held public demonstrations vowing to block any UN aid in protest against the ceasefire agreement. The Obama administration has also resisted Russian proposals that the terms of the ceasefire deal be made public and be presented to the UNSC for its endorsement. Underlying this reticence are deep divisions within the Pindo state itself over the agreement with Russia. Pentagon boxtops, including the top uniformed commanders in the Middle East, have publicly expressed reservations over the agreement, indicating that they are not committed to implementing it, despite its having been approved by the Pindo president. Obama met Friday with Jackass & Ashtray, who reportedly opposed the ceasefire, and other top security officials. Underlying the political divisions within the Pindo government and statements by top generals bordering on insubordination are not only differences over the crisis-ridden Pindo strategy in Syria. More fundamentally, the Pindo military brass is focused increasingly on a direct military confrontation with Russia, the world’s number two nuclear power, and sees the ceasefire as cutting across the preparations for such a catastrophic conflict.