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Turkish Forces Attack Syrian Troops

by Stephen Lendman Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 at 5:46 PM


Turkish Forces Attack Syrian Troops

by Stephen Lendman

Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government partners with Obama's dirty war on Syria. CIA and US Special Forces arm and train IS terrorists in Turkish territory together with its military.

A Thursday agreed on deal affirms what's been ongoing all along covertly. Once readied for combat, death squad extremists head cross border to wage war on Assad.

For nearly four years, Obama waged proxy war to oust him - complicit with Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, other Gulf States, Jordan, Britain, and France.

In January, Pentagon sources confirmed deploying hundreds more US special forces and support personnel to train thousands of anti-Assad fighters - IS, Al Qaeda, Nusra Front and other terrorists called "moderates."

Former US ambassador to Syria Robert Ford admits moderates don't exist in numbers and motivation enough to matter. Claims otherwise are Big Lies.

On February 18, McClathy publications headlined "Once a top booster, ex-US envoy no longer backs arming Syrian rebels."

Saying they're jihadists. Extremist groups hold most areas outside government control. Ford calls Obama's Syrian policy "a huge failure…singularly unsuccessful."

"It is impossible to field an effective opposition when no one even agrees on who or what is the enemy…(W)alk away and say there's nothing we can do about Syria."

Last year, ALMONITOR reported wiretap evidence revealing Turkish troops attacking Syrian forces.

Evidence shows Ankara supplies IS and other extremist anti-Assad groups with weapons, munitions and artillery support.

"(W)iretap transcripts reveal that the opposition forces at Kassab inform people in Turkey of the coordinates of Syrian army positions around Kassab, and then Turkey shells those locations," said ALMONITOR.

Turkish forces shot down at least one Syrian warplane. Ankara's Foreign Ministry consistently lies claiming no Turkish involvement in "supporting the opposition forces by allowing them to use Turkish territory or in any other way." against Assad.

"Wiretaps tell a different story," said ALMONITOR. Showing Turkey directly supports extremist anti-Assad elements.

On February 19, Alakhbar headlined "Turkey Attempting to Thwart Syrian Army Operation in the Aleppo Countryside."

Ankara "involved itself in the battle raging in Aleppo's northern countryside." Heavy fighting continues. Turkey supports anti-Assad groups.

Transfers their fighters, weapons and munitions from Turkish territory to Aleppo. "Ankara opened the border to (anti-Assad fighters) and supplied them with what they need to preempt a new military reality in the area…"

US-supported IS and other extremist groups can't defeat Assad on their own. Or with US bombing short of heavily targeting Damascus, other government held areas and Syrian military positions.

War could continue for years. Tens of thousands more could die. Perhaps millions more uprooted. Nearly half of Syria's population is displaced.

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) calls the "Syrian crisis the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era…"

"(M)any refugees are now facing food shortages on top of unbearable winter conditions."

Emergency aid is needed to help them survive. Last December, Amnesty International highlighted "(t)he world's pitiful response to Syria's refugee crisis."

A report titled "Left Out in the Cold: Syrian Refugees Abandoned by the International Community" explains some of the horrors of Obama's war on another independent country.

One refuge explained as follows, saying:

"We have been living here for three years. We have  no family living here…My son Yousef has autism. We don't go to anyone."

"We don't visit anyone because dealing with him is difficult. People

stay away because they are afraid he will hurt their children."

"So we stay here from morning to evening…(T)his little room is our bedroom. It is our living room. Ii is our everything."

"Our financial situation doesn't allow us to register him in such

(specialist) schools…That is why we need to resettle in another country, to get help for our child. This will make it better for him and for us."

Over 10 million Syrians are internally or externally displaced. Most endure nightmarish conditions.

Survival is a daily struggle. Essentials to life are way short of what's needed. Perhaps a million or more will perish before conflict ends.

Obama bears full responsibility. Washington planned Assad's removal long before conflict began in March 2011.

It could rage years more before ending. CIA and US special forces continue training IS and other extremist fighters in Turkey, Jordan and Georgia.

A previous article discussed a Pakistani IS commander Washington paid 0 a head to "recruit young people to fight in Syria."

Likely many others like him are involved. Washington actively recruits, trains, arms, funds and directs IS and other extremist fighters to wage war on Assad.

Large parts of Syria are ravaged and destroyed. A nightmarish humanitarian disaster worsens daily.

Obama wants congressional authorization to wage unlimited war against any adversary he chooses. Bombing Syria continues.

Perhaps US boots on the ground come next. Obama declared war on humanity. Thousands of American combat troops operate in Iraq.

Perhaps invading Syria is planned. Maybe with rogue NATO partners and Israeli involvement.

Carte blanche war-making authority Obama seeks means greater than ever war on humanity. Bombing any country could be ordered.

US combat forces could be deployed anywhere on the bogus pretexts of national security and humanitarian intervention.

Bipartisan gangsterism in Washington makes anything possible. Obama's war on humanity rages out-of-control.

Michel Chossudovsky explains his "fake war" on IS. Part of his permanent war agenda MSM presstitutes call counterterrorism.

Hawks want escalated military operations. "Why has the US Air Force not been able to wipe out the Islamic State which at the outset was largely equipped with conventional small arms not to mention state of the art Toyota pickup trucks," asked Chossudovsky?

Because Obama's bombing "campaign has NOT been directed against ISIS" as MSM presstitutes claim.

"The evidence confirms that the Islamic State is not the target. Quite the opposite," Chossudovsky explains.

"The air raids are intended to destroy the economic infrastructure of Iraq and Syria."

IS and other extremist fighters are US proxy forces - death squad killers waging America's wars.

With considerable help from rogue NATO allies, "Israel and Washington's Persian Gulf allies," Chossudovsky adds.

As long as America's killing machine goes unchecked, expect one country after another to be ravaged and destroyed - on the bogus pretext of protecting national security, humanitarian intervention and spreading democracy worldwide.

The latter is Washington's most lethal export!

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

Visit his blog site at

Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.

It airs three times weekly: live on Sundays at 1PM Central time plus two prerecorded archived programs.

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