Washington Confesses to Backing “Questionable Actors” in Syria

Author: Tony Cartalucci


rtr3vyhvTaking advantage of a Syrian military stretched thin to protect everywhere at the same time, high concentrations of well-coordinated Al Qaeda forces, based in NATO-member Turkey as well as in US-allies Jordan and Saudi Arabia, have attacked across several fronts. The tactical and strategic gains are minimal compared to the initial stages of the West’s proxy war against Syria beginning in 2011, but the Western media is intentionally fanning the flames of hysteria specifically to break both support for Syria from abroad, and fracture resistance from within.

This latest attempt to overwhelm the Syrian people, its government, and its armed forces comes with several shocking revelations. Previously, veteran award-winning journalists foretold the coming conflict in Syria, warning how the US, Saudi Arabia, and Israel were openly planning to use Al Qaeda as a proxy force to overthrow Syria first, then Iran and how it would unfold into a cataclysmic sectarian war. There were also signed and dated policy papers advocating the use of terrorism and the provocation of war to directly target Iran after Syria and Hezbollah had been sufficiently weakened.

However, now, there is a US Department of Defense (DoD) document confirming without doubt that the so-called “Syrian opposition” is Al Qaeda, including the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS), and that the opposition’s supporters – the West, Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar – specifically sought to establish safe havens in Iraq and eastern Syria, precisely where ISIS is now based.


America is Behind ISIS 

Looking at maps recently produced by the Western media and Western policy think tanks, it can be seen clearly that Al Qaeda/ISIS is streaming out of NATO and US ally territory, forming up in these two safe havens, and aimed both at the Syrian government and Iran.

Despite the Western narrative of “moderate rebels,” the West itself has been increasingly admitting that such “rebels” do not exist. They also admit that to establish “stability,” they must begin openly working with “questionable actors.”

Michael O’Hanlon, a signatory of the Brookings Institution’s “Which Path to Persia?” policy paper calling for terrorism and intentional provocations to overthrow the government of Iran, stated in a USA Today op-ed titled, “Michael O’Hanlon: American boots needed in Syria,” that:

In the short term, this strategy requires an acceleration of our train and equip program for Syrian opposition fighters — including perhaps a bit less puritanical approach in who we are willing to work with. Most Syrian moderates are tired of waiting for us, or already dead given our delays in helping them. So we may have to tolerate working with some questionable actors to get things started.

“Working with some questionable actors,” is O’Hanlon and US policymakers’ way of saying they intend to provide open material support to terrorists, including Al Qaeda, as they’ve been covertly doing all along, and as was warned against as early as 2007 by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh in his article, “The Redirection: Is the Administration’s new policy benefiting our enemies in the war on terrorism?” which explicitly stated (emphasis added):

To undermine Iran, which is predominantly Shiite, the Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East. In Lebanon, the Administration has coöperated with Saudi Arabia’s government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran. The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria. A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda.

If  Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists predicting verbatim the Syrian conflict and Western support for Al Qaeda terrorists years before these events unfolded, and US policymakers are now openly admitting they are willing to work with Al Qaeda isn’t convincing enough, perhaps a signed and dated Department of Defense document admitting as much is.

DoD Document Admits Plot to Carve Out Safe Haven for ISIS 

Judicial Watch, a US-based foundation seeking “transparency” in government, released a 7 page document dated 2012, detailing the background and status of the Syrian conflict. It admits that the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda form the basis of the “opposition.” It then admits that (emphasis added):

Development of the current events into proxy war: with support from Russia, China, and Iran, the regime is controlling the areas of influence along coastal territories (Tartus and Latakia), and is fiercely defending Homs, which is considered the primary transportation route in Syria. On the other hand, opposition forces are trying to control the eastern areas (Hasaka and Der Zor), adjacent to the western Iraqi provinces (Mosul and Anbar), in addition to neighboring Turkish borders. Western countries, the Gulf States and Turkey are supporting these efforts.  

It also admits that terrorists are entering Syria from Iraq, hardly what one could call a “civil war,” and clearly instead an invasion.

The document also admits that (emphasis added):

The opposition forces will try to use the Iraqi territory as a safe haven for its forces taking advantage of the sympathy of the Iraqi border population, meanwhile trying to recruit fighters and train them on the Iraqi side, in addition to harboring refugees (Syria).         

If the situation unravels there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist principality in eastern Syria (Hasaka and Der Zor), and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime, which is considered t he strategic depth of the Shia Expansion (Iraq and Iran).

That “Salafist principality” mentioned by the DoD in 2012 is of course now known as the “Islamic State.” The DoD at the time openly admitted that the opposition’s foreign sponsors supported the creation of such a principality, and clearly ISIS must have had such support to maintain its hold on vast expanses of territory in both Syria and Iraq, while propping up a military machine capable of fighting the combined forces of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon. Indeed, the DoD’s admissions in this document explain precisely how ISIS has been able to perpetuate its activities throughout the region – with “Western countries, the Gulf States, and Turkey” supporting these efforts.

Narratives of a US “war on the Islamic State” are meant clearly to obscure this admitted and documented conspiracy, and serve as a means for US troops to directly violate Syrian airspace and territory incrementally until US forces are able to openly begin dismantling the Syrian military and government directly.

Appeasement and Accommodation are not Options  

The Syrian war is not a localized conflict with limited goals. It is one leg of a much larger agenda to destroy Iran next, then move on to Russia and China. Combined with the Syrian campaign, the West has attempted to create arcs of destabilization across Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and completely encircling China in Southeast Asia.

What this constitutes is a World War executed through the use of 4th generation warfare. At the same time, the West attempts to seek temporary appeasement and accommodation  for itself so that it can more effortlessly advance its plans. Attempts to portray itself as interested in “negotiations” with Iran while it wages a proxy war on its doorstep is a prime example of this.

The corporate-financier special interests that have hijacked the United States and Europe have essentially declared war on all lands beyond their grasp, as well as on any and all among their own ranks who oppose their hegemonic aspirations.

The vile conspiracy now openly unfolding in Syria, seeing to its destruction at the hands of terrorists the US is openly backing after claiming for over a decade to be “fighting” is a harbinger of the destruction that complacency and failure to resist will bring all other nations caught in the path of these special interests. Nations not immediately caught in the grip of chaos created by this conspiracy must use their time wisely, preparing the appropriate measures to resist. They must study carefully what has been done in Syria and learn from both the mistakes and accomplishments of the Syrian government and armed forces in fighting back.

More important than backing other powers to serve as a counterweight to the West’s global aggression, is to identify the consumerist foundation these special interests are built upon and perpetually depend on. By creating alternatives nationally and locally, the swamps from which this global pestilence is emitted can be slowly but permanently drained.

Tony Cartalucci, Bangkok-based geopolitical researcher and writer, especially for the online magazineNew Eastern Outlook”.
First appeared:http://journal-neo.org/2015/05/25/washington-confesses-to-backing-questionable-actors-in-syria/


7 Responses to “Washington Confesses to Backing “Questionable Actors” in Syria”

  1. Men Scryfa says:


    Lord Dannatt’s son running one a very profitable City Recruitment company goes off to set up ‘Street Child’ a charity for Sierra Leone orphans.

    I don’t believe a f***ing word of it.

  2. Harriet says:

    All these wars are orchestrated by the same gang for the purpose of causing destruction on a global scale aimed at escalating their multiculturalism to all nations through the creation of refugees.

    Communist Zionists have used America and Europe to destroy Muslim, Christian and Buddhist nations (such as Germany, Eastern European countries, South America, Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon. Africa, Pakistan, Vietnam, Laos, Palestine, Gaza etc) for a number of reasons: to bring them down and utterly destroy them, in order to rob their wealth as well as to make them leave their land to become refugees in other countries in order to destroy those nations by changing the demography and diluting the power of the White Anglo-Saxon majority race and destroying their sacred religion: Christianity. After having destroyed the Western countries and the entire White civilization the Communist Zionists have been trying to spread this same process to other countries in Asia such as Sri Lanka [a sacred country with a sacred religion where Gautama Buddha set His feet more than once] to change the demography there too aiming at taking away the power of the Sinhala Buddhist majority as well as destroy the culture and heritage of the unique Sinhala people who have lived in Sri Lanka for thousands of years. By orchestrating the Indian Muslim Bengalis to leave to Myanmar (former Burma) the same crime syndicate decades ago created an ethnic and religious problem to Myanmar Buddhists.

    Wars have had disastrous consequences. People die, starve, lose their homes and families and ultimately lose their culture when the Zionists get them to foreign lands aimed at destroying the culture of the country where the refugees ultimately land against their wishes (like it was explained in the previous paragraph).

    After creating war and destruction wicked Zionists dispatch the refugees to other countries and most of these innocent people would rather be in their own countries and enjoy their own culture.

    Culture of the refugee as well as the culture of people in the host country become lost. This is the game this cruel tribe has played for centuries.

    They want to destroy the culture and heritage of all people. African land is abundantly resourceful but the inhabitants are poor because of the greedy Zionist bankers who exploit the African land. Same exploitation goes on with other cultures of people. The African or other ethnic person unless he wants to emigrate individually to a foreign country (who wants to accept him) should be living comfortably in his own land.

    Zionist Communists convert unhappy people into terrorists and gang members by providing training and then plant them in various US and European cities and soon will start doing (if not done already) the same in South Eastern and Asian countries aimed at terrorizing people. What is Fast and Furious about? What is the opium trade about and why are Zionist Jewish banks involved in organized crime?

    Zionists also act as social engineers and “diversity” experts aimed at destroying countries and cultures of people harming everyone.

    Multiculturalism in Europe:Who is Behind It? by David Duke


  3. Zionists love to send Africans to all countries because it is the most effective way to destroy the demography of any country.

    Some people say that vaccines contain African genes and according to others they contain the Monkey gene.

    Even if these statements have no validity what is clearly seen is that certain populations who earlier had White looking skins have become much darker and the culprit behind this atrocity is the Zionist run WHO and this rogue entity forces this evil on people. WHO has had a secret agenda right along which is unknown to many unsuspecting people and politicians.

    African immigrants ‘to avoid total collapse’ in Helsinki


  4. Western (Zionist) installed puppet regime in Sri Lanka is laying down the foundation aimed at destroying the Sinhala Buddhist majority in order to please the Zionists who are working behind the scenes to take over Sri Lanka in the same way they took over America, Britain, France, India etc and to steal the Island of Sri Lanka in the same way they stole the land of Palestine from people who lived there for thousands of years.

    “Two laws for two people: Is it the beginning of elimination Sinhala Buddhists from this country” By Sudath Gunasekara. President Senior Citizens Movement Mahanuwara

    This Government has arrested 8 prominent Buddhist monks and 19 leading Sinhala Buddhist activists for participating in a demonstration purported to be violating a court order and carrying a traditional lion flag, alleging that they carried an illegal national flag which in fact is not the national flag stipulated in the constitution. I think all those arrested were Sinhalese Buddhist leaders. I do not know why and to protect and satisfy whom they were arrested and harassed. This could the first time such a large number of Buddhist monks had been publicly humiliate in this country by any Government. I wonder whether this is a sign of things to come in the near future to the Sinhala Buddhist people in this country under the present regime. Perhaps these fools don’t realize the price they may have to pay for such follies.

    Read here:


  5. Palestine people lived in harmony (95% Arab Muslims and the minority of Arab Christians10% and Jews 5%) before Zionists invaded their beautiful country

    Palestine 1896


  6. “Wiping Out the Christians of Syria and Iraq to Remap the Middle East: Prerequisite to a Clash of Civilizations?”

    “Historically, the Levant is the birthplace of Christianity and the oldest Christian communities have lived in it and the entire Fertile Crescent since the start of Christian history. Early Christians called themselves followers or people of «the Way» before they adopted the term Christian; in Arabic their antiquated name would be «Ahl Al-Deen». [1] Traces of this original name are also available in the New Testament of the Bible and can be read in John 14:5-7, Acts 9:1-2, Acts 24:4 and 14. From the Fertile Crescent these Christian communities spread across Africa, Asia, and Europe. Since that time the ancient communities of Christians, many of which still use the Syriac dialects of Aramaic in their churches, have been an integral and important part of the social fabrics of the pluralistic societies of Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Turkey, and Iran. Nevertheless, the Christians of the Levant and Iraq are now in the cross-hairs….”

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