Monday, 19 September 2016

U.S. Attacks Syrian Military, Protects ISIS In Deir al-Zour

If there was ever any doubt that the United States was supporting and protecting the most feared terrorist organization in the world, that doubt is now erased as a result of the recent U.S. strike on Syrian military forces in Deir al-Zour on Saturday.

The attack took place as a battle between the Syrian military and ISIS forces was raging in Deir al-Zour when the United States swooped in with air strikes against Syrian military forces killing “dozens” of Syrian soldiers, allowing ISIS to advance. Some outlets put the death toll as high as 80 while others suggest 62 soldiers were killed.

The United States claims that it did not knowingly strike the Syrian military and that it confused the SAA with ISIS fighters. However, illegal violations of Syrian national sovereignty aside, claims that the United States could not decipher SAA forces from ISIS forces is hardly plausible since the former is easily identified by the fact that it is in battle with the latter.

Either the United States is incredibly incompetent or it intentionally targeted the Syrian military in order to act as the ISIS Air Force such as it has been since the terror group’s creation.
This time, the U.S. bombing allowed ISIS to take control of the Thardeh Mountains.

The overt US intervention in Syria is illegal. There is also severe doubt that this air strike was a mistake. Previously we learned that:
U.S. military pilots carrying out the air war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are voicing growing discontent over what they say are heavy-handed rules of engagement hindering them from striking targets.They blame a bureaucracy that does not allow for quick decision-making. One Navy F-18 pilot who has flown missions against ISIS voiced his frustration to Fox News, saying: "There were times I had groups of ISIS fighters in my sights, but couldn't get clearance to engage.”He added, “They probably killed innocent people and spread evil because of my inability to kill them. It was frustrating."Sources close to the air war against ISIS told Fox News that strike missions take, on average, just under an hour, from a pilot requesting permission to strike an ISIS target to a weapon leaving the wing.
Also, consider that the US bombed Iraqi army positions multiple times during the campaign against ISIS in that country.

There should be a no-fly zone against US-coalition aircraft in the country.

RT covered what happened and the disgraceful response by US UN representative Samantha Power:

US-led coalition aircraft strike Syrian army positions, kill 62 soldiers – military

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 19th, 2016.]

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