21st Century Wire says…
So what exactly have they been bombing?
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Just over a month ago on Friday 23rd October 2015, The Express reported the following obliteration of an ISIS held oil field by a Russian and American attack:
‘The terrorists’ oil field in eastern Syria – part of a half a billion dollar crude industry for the group – was obliterated in a day of bombing conducted by both Russia and the US-led coalition.
US operations officer Major Michael Filanowski told reporters in Baghdad the Omar oil field was blitzed, heavily damaging the lucrative funding source for ISIS.
He said: “There were strikes last night that struck Daesh-controlled oil refineries, command and control centres and transportation nodes.
“There were 26 targets and all 26 were struck.”‘
Now, The Express is reporting that the commencing British action has destroyed the same oil field:
‘Four Tornados took off from RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus just an hour after MPs voted in favour of launching airstrikes in the war-torn country. The jets struck targets in the Omar oil field in Eastern Syria, dealing a “real blow” to the death cult, also known as Daesh.‘
One wonders how it might be possible to deal a ‘real blow’ to an already ‘obliterated’ target. Of course, it is possible that excessive hyperbole was used in the original reporting, but it is interesting that this is the first target that the British report hitting.
Booming. (Photo Credit: Andy Dunaway)
Just over two weeks ago, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond was saying that the legal and internationally recognised President of Syria Bashar al-Assad “has to go“, but that “we [the UK] are not seeking to destroy the institutions of government in Syria” – of course not.
If Britain’s airstrikes are not hitting live ISIS targets, perhaps they are already working on their true end game of trying to oust Assad. Yet, they will have to deal with the increasing Russia presence seeking to secure the sovereignty of Syria.
Moreover, it is also possible that Cameron is actually dropping bombs on already ‘obliterated’ targets. Those weapons have to be paid for, which will make the British government’s friends in the military industrial complex incredibly happy indeed.