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How Anand Gopal Directed People To Join ISIS
Moon of Alabama, May 4 2017

Anand Gopal built his career as a writer with on the ground reporting from Afghanistan where he embedded with the Taliban. He gave some insight into their motivations. Anand Gopal is now a shill for the Pindo “regime change” crimes in Syria. He is also attempting to justify the existence and crimes of ISIS by attributing those to a “legit” motivation. That is a convenient excuse for those who join Daesh. People joined Daesh because of the “sheer brutality of the Assad regime,” Gopal asserts. They joined Daesh in Iraq, in Libya, in Mali and Afghanistan for the “sheer brutality of the Assad regime”? They blew themselves up in Paris, London and elsewhere for the “sheer brutality of the Assad regime”? That claim is obviously not only simplistic but utter nonsense. There is however reason to believe that people joined Daesh in Syria is because the “western” media hyped Daesh by promulgating its propaganda, found excuses for its crimes and because Anand Gopal lured them by explaining how to travel to Syria to join Daesh. In his recent interview with Democracy Now, Gopal makes several assertions that are completely contradicted by the public and historic record and are thus evidently lies:

I think it’s important to understand that there’s no regime change policy from Pindostan toward Syria, and there never has been a regime change policy. The Obama administration said innumerous times Assad must go.

Pindostan demanding that a head of a foreign state “must go” is not “regime change”? Actively supporting a violent insurgency against the government of a state with the aim of changing that government is not “regime change” policy? Giving billions of dollars and tens of thousands of tons of weapons to sectarian insurgents who strive to overthrow a government is not a “regime change” policy? In fact, Pindostan conducted “regime change” operations in Syria in 1947, 1956, 1957, in the 1970s, 1986, 1991 and again since 2006. There are many verified, original sources and documents publicly available to attest to that. Various major think tanks, policy papers and politicians have called the Pindo policy in Syria exactly that, “regime change”:

Brookings: Saving Syria: Assessing Options for Regime Change, Mar 2012

Hillary Clinton’s State Dept emails explicitly named the aim of the policy: to “overthrow the regime”, and the main purpose: to “help Israel deal with Iran”:

UNCLASSIFIED State Case #F-2014-20439, Doc #C05794498, Date 11/30/2015, RELEASE IN FULL: The best way to help Israel deal with Iran’s growing nuclear capability is to help the people of Syria overthrow Assad. A successful intervention in Syria would require substantial diplomatic and military leadership from Pindostan. Faschingstein should start by expressing its willingness to work with regional allies like Turks, Toads & Thanis to organize, train and arm Syrian rebel forces. The announcement of such a decision would, by itself, likely cause substantial defections from the Syrian military. Then, using territory in Turkey and possibly Jordan, Pindo diplomats and Pentagon officials can start strengthening the opposition. It will take time. But the rebellion is going to go on for a long time, with or without Pindosi involvement.

Syrian “revolutionaries” have documented how then-Ambassador Robert Ford promised them “regime change” when he instigated the insurgency. It was the Obama administration which followed the Bush administration in persuading regime change in Syria. Here now is the Trump administration, which does not mince its words:

McMaster: Pindostan eager for regime change in Syria, Apr 9 2017
Nikki Haley says Syria regime change is inevitable, Apr 10 2017

Gopal is daft, or a lying piece of shit, when he claims that Pindostan did not and does not pursue “regime change” in Syria. Does he really believe that the bombing of Syrian Army positions and infrastructure is just ‘After-Dinner Entertainment’ at Mar-a-Lago, not an active “regime change” policy? Further into the interview, Gopal openly lies about Daesh, its origin and its fighting with the Syrian government:

The regime does not fight terrorism. It’s actually the single biggest cause of terrorism in Syria. It is the cause of Daesh in Syria. … If you talk to Syrians, Bashar al-Assad and the regime is the biggest terrorist in the country. The force that’s actually fighting Daesh, which I assume is what he’s referring to, is the YPG, which is backed by the Pindostan. (Q: Can you explain what you mean by that, that the cause of Daesh or what gave birth to Daesh in Syria is in fact the Assad regime? Because that’s not what’s commonly understood. And is it your sense that Daesh’s power or control over Syria is weakening?) It’s absolutely weakening, again, not because of the Assad regime, but in spite of the Assad regime. It’s weakening, for the most part, because of the YPG.

Daesh in Syria was not “caused” by the Syrian government. The Pindostan fuelled the rise of Daesh in Syria and Iraq. It is Pindostan that created Daesh with its invasion in Iraq:

Daesh emerged from the remnants of AQI, a local offshoot of AQ founded by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in 2004. It faded into obscurity for several years after the surge of Pindo troops to Iraq in 2007. But it began to reemerge in 2011. Over the next few years, it took advantage of growing instability in Iraq and Syria to carry out attacks and bolster its ranks.

To create a “Salafi principality” in eastern Syria was, according to DIA:

EXACTLY WHAT THE SUPPORTING POWERS TO THE OPPOSITION WANT, IN ORDER TO ISOLATE THE SYRIAN REGIME

It is Pindostan that enabled Daesh to grow in Iraq and to then go to and grow in Syria. Obama himself explained that he let Daesh grow in Iraq to “regime change” the Maliki government in Iraq:

The reason, the president added, that we did not just start taking a bunch of airstrikes all across Iraq as soon as Daesh came in was because that would have taken the pressure off of al-Maliki.

Jackass Kerry himself explained that the Obama administration let Daesh grow in Syria to “regime change” the Assad government in Syria:

And we know that this was growing. We were watching. We saw that Daesh was growing in strength, and we thought Assad was threatened. We thought, however, we could probably manage, that Assad would then negotiate.

Pindostan supported FSA allied with Daesh & AQ and publicly lauded it. The mass of Daesh in Syria were not Syrians who joined because of the “sheer brutality of the Assad regime” but foreigners lured to join Daesh by people like Anand Gopal:

Run by Iraqi Jihadi Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Daesh has up to 6,000 fighters in Iraq and 3,000-5,000 in Syria, including some 3,000 foreigners. The Economist reported that Daesh is formed by a thousand Jihadis from Chechnya and “perhaps 500 or more from France, Britain and elsewhere in Europe.

Gopal claims that the YPG/SDF, not the Syrian government, is the main group fighting Daesh in Syria. Bullshit, says IHS Janes. Daesh in Syria mostly fought with, and was defeated by, the Syrian government. The YPG/SDF played a minor role:

Between Apr 1 2016 and Mar 31 2017, 43% of all Daesh fighting in Syria was directed against Assad’s forces, 17 against the SDF and the remaining 40% involved fighting rival Sunni opposition groups, in particular, those who formed part of the Turkey-backed Euphrates Shield coalition, Strack said. “We have seen Daesh territorial losses accelerate significantly in 2017. Their losses were largely driven by a greater commitment from Pindostan to back the SDF, but also by major Syrian government advances east of Aleppo and around Palmyra.

Not one of Anad Gopal’s main claims in the Democracy Now interview is supported by the historic record. All are contradicted by original sources and serious analysis. “Regime change” in Syria has been and is the declared policy of the Pindo government since 2006 and it continues to be the aim, even when it is, at times, not always openly promoted as such. Gopal claims it was the Syrian government that caused people to join Daesh. Gopal’s own (criminal) promotion of how to join Daesh contradicts his assertion.

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