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Homs, Syria — Thursday night, the world watched in collective awe as the United States launched 59 tomahawk missiles into Al-Shayrat air base in Homs, using two US Navy destroyers. While the rest of the world watched, however, ISIS acted, according to local Syrian governor Talal Barazi.

While million dollar apiece missiles were hurled from billion dollar Navy destroyers, Islamic State forces launched a major offensive to gain control of strategic areas near Palmyra. However, according to the local governor, their actions were unsuccessful.

“The US aggression was aimed at the Shayrat airbase, which backs the Syrian army’s military operations against terrorists, and IS in particular. The base is in 45 kilometers from eastern Homs,” he said.

The attack on this base is “a direct act of aggression against the Syrian Army with the aim of weakening its capacity to fight IS,” the governor added.

According to RT, earlier, unnamed sources reported that Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) had launched a massive offensive in the eastern part of the Homs Governorate and, without essential air support, the situation could worsen any moment, a local military source told Al-Masdar.

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Barazi then claimed the US strikes “targeted military positions in Syria and in Homs specifically” in order to “serve the goals of terrorism in Syria and the goals of Israel in the long run”.

As multiple analysts have already reported, Barazi is right — this attack weakens the Syrian government which, in turn, gives direct aid to ISIS.

He added: “Syrian leadership and Syrian policy will not change.

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“This targeting was not the first and I don’t believe it will be the last.”

Of course, Assad is no hero leader, however, he was working alongside Russia to help eliminate ISIS in the country. Now, however, ISIS was given a de facto advantage over Syria as the US, at least for the time being, appears to be in their corner — again.

Whether or not it was coincidental that the ISIS attack and the US strike happened at the same time is irrelevant as the reported outcome is the same.

According to the old adage, “The enemy of my enemy is my friend,” it appears that Trump just made friends with ISIS — and ISIS is loving it.

As Trump loses support from his antiwar base, he is quickly finding newfound backing from two groups — ISIS and the oligarchs in the deep state.

To those who thought Trump would be different, we told you so.

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Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.