By Ann-Marie de Veer
Saturday 21 May 2016
In early January 2015 there were numerous reports throughout the media in the Middle East that low-flying cargo aircraft, without any identifying insignia to distinguish its country of origin, were dropping weapons and supplies in Iraq on territory known to be held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). When the Iraqi Army shot down two UK aircraft in Al-Anbar Governorate in February 2015 followed by the discovery of a cache of Saudi supplied food and ammunition in Tikrit, Saladin Governorate, in March 2015, the US Empire shifted its insurgency support operations from Iraq to Syria. While ISIL continued its operations in Iraq, albeit in holding mode, those areas in Syria that were bordered by Israel and Turkey quickly became the new growth areas for meting out chaos, death and destruction as well as the primary routes for the re-supply of the Empires insurgents and for the sale of the oil they had plundered from both countries.
The US Empire, in particular Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the UK and the US, who have unequivocally been proven to have created, trained and financed all of the terrorist factions in the region including ISIL, had been rumbled. In the Empires quest to destabilise and/or remove all non-compliant governments in the Middle East, as they seek to gain ever more control over its vast reserves of oil and gas and to maintain its geopolitical and geostrategic regional supremacy, they have exposed their true intent. Naturally, the mainstream media in the West, a sycophantic arm of the despotic regimes they serve, have avoided reporting on the issue as if it were the plague. Fortunately, the mainstream media, akin to the US Empire, are in their death throes as global independent online media sources expose their duplicitous behaviour while the Empire is simply crumbling under the weight of its own nefarious activities.
As history records, the US Empire sponsored insurgency continued in Syria for another six months until the Russian Aerospace Forces entered the fray whereupon the Empires fortunes were completely reversed in just three months. Numerous al-Qaeda affiliates and ISIL are now in retreat, but they are not completely vanquished, yet.
Enter the House of Saud, an Islamic hereditary dictatorship based on the Wahhabi sect of Sunni Islam, who are on a crusade to eradicate Shia Islam, aka. the Shiites, and anyone else who stands in their way. The despotic regime in Saudi Arabia have been waging a war against Shia Islam for decades: the Shia minority in Saudi Arabia, largely to be found in the far east of the country where most of the oil and gas deposits are located, have been persecuted by the Wahhabist regime since its inception, classifying the Shiites as infidels, i.e. non-believers in the Sunni definition of Islam. Similarly, their latest foray into Yemen is yet another facet of their sectarian war on the Shiite's.
In the far North of Saudi Arabia there are a string of civilian/military airbases that have been, and to continue to be, used to facilitate the clandestine night-time air-drops of weapons and supplies in support of the US Empires disparate band of terrorists: starting in the far Northwest of the country, Gurayat, then Turaif, followed by Arar, Rafha and finally Hafar Al Batin in the Northeast, have all been used by unidentifiable transiting cargo aircraft that have crossed over and returned from the Iraqi and Jordanian border.
Meanwhile, in Syria, the Russian Airforce in support of the Syrian Arab Army, the Iranian Army and Hezbolah Forces are continuing with their task of defeating the terrorist forces in the country as politicians from various factions within Syria sue for peace.
On Tuesday 17 May 2016 the peace process, previously held in Geneva, Switzerland, resumed in Vienna, Austria where the Saudi foreign minister, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, immediately revealed his regimes true intent:
- We believe we should have moved to Plan B a long time ago. This is the third Vienna meeting. The meeting focused on three areas. The first area was to enforce the cessation of hostilities, the second area involved the intensification of the delivery of the humanitarian assistance, the third area involved the resumption of the political talks in order to lead to a transition away from Bashar al-Assad. That was the focus. The countries that support the Syrian opposition confirmed their continued support for the opposition and their determination to do so. It was made very clear that Bashar has two choices, either that he can be removed through a political process, or he will be removed by force. Unfortunately, the more the violence continues, the more death and destruction we see in Syria. So that is what we achieved at this conference. Now, the choice about moving to an alternative plan, the choice about intensifying the military support, is entirely with the Bashar regime. If they do not respond to the entreaties of the international community, if they don't respond to the demands to enforce the UN Security Council Resolution 2254, then we will see what else can be done..
In other words, the Saudi regime has no intention whatsoever of respecting the will of the Syrian people who re-elected Bashar al-Assad by a majority of over 88% in the last presidential election that was held on the 3 June 2014, their objective, as in Yemen, is to create a Sunni Wahhabist Caliphate to the detriment of all who get in their way.
- Those who use religion for their own benefit are detestable. We are against such a situation and will not allow it. Those who use religion in such a manner have fooled our people; it is against just such people that we have fought and will continue to fight.
- Mustafa Kemal Atatürk