Russia is no angel when it comes to their worldly affairs and the rights of its citizens, but at least they aren’t drone bombing children, invading countries and overthrowing their democratically elected leaders, arming terrorists, or pursuing a foreign policy that is likely to end in a nuclear holocaust — like the United States.
However, in one epic tweet by the Russian embassy in the United Arab Emirates, they were able to expose the convoluted game being played by the United States in Syria. The U.S. has no legitimate standing under international law to be militarily assisting an armed revolution against a state’s elected leader. The arming of so-called “moderate rebel” groups, which are fighting against the sovereign government of Syria, reveals an imperialistic drive by the U.S. across the globe.
— Russian Embassy, UAE (@RusEmbassyUAE) October 5, 2015
In this strategic geopolitical game, “moderate rebels” are simply the name given to the U.S. backed insurgents who fight side by side with al-Qaeda and the Islamic State. The end goal of U.S. strategy has obviously become more important than the means used to achieve those goals.
An example of the ends justifying the means is revealed in former key US men in Syria, “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) Col. Abdel Jabbar al-Okaidi, who operated mostly in the Greater Aleppo area. He was open about his daily communication and collaboration with extremist jihadists from the “Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham” (ISIS) and al-Qaeda’s official branch in Syria, Jabhat al-Nusra.
He refers to their fighters as brothers. In video footage after the rebel capture of Menagh military airbase, he even appeared standing next to an Egyptian jihadist from ISIS, Abu Jandal, while thanking him and his group for their contributions. The U.S. is known to have funneled military aid to al-Okaidi and others in the FSA throughout the last couple of years.
The “War on Terror” rhetoric the U.S. government engages in is simply a propaganda war. In truth, the “Free Syrian Army” was from the beginning simply a brand created by Western and Gulf governments. Col. Okaidi and men like him were marketed as the “face” of the Syrian opposition, but in reality were nothing but conduits of covert financial and military support for more effective fighting forces like ISIS and al-Nusra Front.
Support for terrorist groups is actually a focal point of U.S. foreign policy, which has historically been utilized by the U.S. as a means of destabilizing chosen states across the globe, with the intent of regime change.
Like most U.S. related/sponsored terror, the origins of ISIS, which are directly attributable to the United States, have rarely been reported on truthfully by American media. In this insightful video below, Ben Swann’s Truth in Media takes on the central issue of whether or not ISIS was created by “inaction” by the United States government or by “direct” action.
Jay Syrmopoulos is an investigative journalist, free thinker, researcher, and ardent opponent of authoritarianism. He is currently a graduate student at University of Denver pursuing a masters in Global Affairs. Jay’s work has been published on Ben Swann’s Truth in Media, Truth-Out, AlterNet, InfoWars, MintPressNews and maany other sites. You can follow him on Twitter @sirmetropolis, on Facebook at Sir Metropolis and now on tsu