Despite absurd denials, the grim conclusion is
that NATO is at war in Syria.
government is unequivocal about the latest incident. Damascus
issued a condemnation
to the UN Security Council on Monday over what it says is “a
flagrant act of aggression” by the US military coalition.
Early reports say three Syrian soldiers were killed and over a
dozen others seriously wounded when an army base was blasted in
the Deir Ezzor eastern province. Four US-led coalition warplanes
were apparently involved in the attack, firing nine missiles at
However, Colonel Steve Warren, spokesman for
the US coalition, was quoted
by various media outlets denying that NATO aircraft carried out
the raid. Warren claimed that coalition fighter jets had
conducted airstrikes at a location 55 kilometers from the Syrian
army camp, which is located near the village of Ayyash. He said
the airstrikes were against oil-smuggling operations run by the
Islamic State (IS) terror group and there were “no humans”
in the vicinity.
So who did carry out the deadly attack on the
Syrian army? The US, Britain and France have been flying
warplanes in the eastern province where the IS group has its
strongholds around Deir Ezzor.
Washington and its NATO allies have negligible
credibility. The US-led alliance has been operating an absurdist
policy while bombing Syria for the past 15 months. Allegedly
targeting the IS network, the terror group has only expanded its
territory since Washington began (illegally) bombing Syria back
in September 2014.
More recently, NATO has flatly denied Turkey’s
provocative shoot-down of a Russian warplane even though
Russia’s flight data shows that its Su-24 bomber was hit by a
Turk F-16 jet that breached Syria’s border before firing its
Washington has also denied extensive aerial
evidence of oil smuggling by the Islamic State terror group
wending its way across the border to Turkish industrial centers.
Russian defense ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov has mocked
the American “see no evil” statements on the industrial-scale
oil smuggling into Turkey as a “theater of absurd”.
When does theater of the absurd stop peddling
double think and just become plain, factual war theater?
American political analyst Randy Martin at
that recent events are proof that Washington and its NATO allies
are indeed at war in Syria. Not against the IS jihadists, as
officially claimed, but against the Syrian state. By extension
that means NATO has also moved to a war footing against Russia,
as an ally of the Syrian government of President Bashar
“It’s quite clear that the US and the
other NATO powers have stepped up their military operations in
Syria precisely because their covert war for regime change
against Assad is being smashed up by Russia’s intervention,”
Martin told me. “The whole notion of
the West backing so-called moderate rebels while being opposed
to the Islamic State brigades is just a preposterous charade
furnished in part by the Western media. All these groups are
working as mercenary proxy armies for the Western objective of
“Russian President Vladimir Putin has
dealt a decisive blow to the US-led covert campaign of deploying
various proxy terror groups to overthrow the Syrian state. It’s
like Putin has smashed a hornet’s nest hanging from a tree and
now all hell is breaking out,” says
Since Russia ordered its warplanes and cruise
missiles into Syria on September 30, the intervention has
decimated hundreds of jihadi bases and, crucially, the
oil-for-weapons racket that fuels the Western-backed covert war.
Martin reckons that this strategic reversal
for US-led objectives in Syria is what is motivating the sharp
upturn in NATO military operations in the country. Last week,
the British and German parliaments voted for their air forces to
join the US and French airstrikes. Britain’s RAF has already
carried out strikes, the first one coming within hours of
London’s parliamentary approval.
The analyst says that the NATO military
gear-change is “all about salvaging a
situation in which Western powers are losing their covert war
and their proxy means to prosecute that war.”
Russia has exposed a “giant, sordid
criminal enterprise” whereby Western governments are being
seen to be in league with regional despotic regimes like Saudi
Arabia, Qatar and Turkey. More damningly, Western governments
are also shown to be colluding with some of the most barbaric
terror groups known in modern times.
Putin’s principled military intervention to
defend Syrian state sovereignty has flushed out the criminal
parties and their joint enterprise to overthrow an elected
This is why Washington and its NATO allies
have reacted with such manic militarism. It is entirely
plausible that Turkey was given the green light by its NATO
superiors to shoot down the Russian warplane on November 24.
The contradictions in NATO’s stated policies,
as uncovered by Russia in Syria, are becoming unbearable.
US President Barack Obama at the weekend made
yet another solemn nationwide
speech telling the American people that as
Commander-in-Chief he was committed to “hunting down”
terror groups in Syria and Iraq. Obama also declared that his
government would order regional allies like Saudi Arabia and
Turkey to clamp down on funding for terrorists.
But virtually everything in reality shows that
Washington and its Western allies are telling lies. Their
military operations in Syria and Iraq have only made the terror
networks expand and their Turk ally – a NATO member – is up to
its eyes in financing jihadists through a massive oil-smuggling
US Secretary of State John Kerry has even
backed Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov’s calls for the
Turkish border to be closed down to prevent the flow of illicit
oil, weapons and fighters. Yet, Washington on the other hand
patently denies that Turkey is involved in this terror trade.
Russia and the Syrian army are the two forces
that have made decisive advances against the terror brigades. In
the past week, the Syrian army with Russian air support has
retaken major areas of Aleppo in the north, Homs in the centre
and Qalamoun to the west. The Syrian-Russian alliance is also
moving to push back jihadists in the oil-rich eastern provinces
– the last stronghold of these mercenaries.
The Syrian army base hit this week near Deir
Ezzor was an important spearhead against IS in the east.
It is therefore hard not to conclude,
according to Martin, that the US and its NATO allies are caught
in a dilemma. “Their backs are against the wall because
Russia is destroying their criminal enterprise in Syria,”
And, disturbingly, it looks like Washington is
prepared to start a world war in order to save its criminal
enterprise – while acting as the air force for jihadist