With many in the U.S. foreign policy community backing both the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the defeat of the Islamic State group (ISIS), a new report could raise some cause for concern. The report says Assad's military has been the most engaged faction against ISIS over the past year of Syria's conflict, making it an extremely risky target for a U.S. foreign policy that is intended to stop the jihadists' advances."The report says Assad's military has been the most engaged faction against ISIS over the past year of Syria's conflict" Well that's a statement of the obvious!
The report published Wednesday by the London-based IHS Jane Terrorism and Insurgency Centre, one of the world's leading security analysis agencies, says 43 percent of ISIS's battles between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017 were fought against the Syrian military and its allies, which include Russia, Iran and pro-government militias. Meanwhile, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a majority-Kurd coalition of Arabs and ethnic minorities, accounted for 17 percent of the action against ISIS.I'm going to requote two very crucial facts from the above paragraph!
"The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a majority-Kurd coalition of Arabs and ethnic minorities, accounted for (ONLY) 17 percent of the action against ISIS"
That's because ISIS conveniently melts away as has been stated here repeatedly.
"43 percent of ISIS's battles between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017 were fought against the Syrian military and its allies, which include Russia, Iran and pro-government militias"
So the US backed Kurds account for only 17 percent of the action waged against ISIS while SAA and allies have fought 43% of ISIS battles in the same period of time.
Making the SAA and it's allies the best, most effective fighters on the ground against ISIS- No matter how often the big lie has been repeated by the 5 eyes main stream & alternative media.
Patrick Henningsen- Guardian profile
Patrick Henningsen is an author and founder of the 21st Century Wire news website, an Associate Editor of
alternative news site Infowars.com and regular geopolitical analyst for Russia Today
@ 21st century wire "only the Kurdish forces have a proven track record of fighting – and winning – against ISIS"
Quote from a PH oped- Of course, a lie. Interesting connections Mr H has also- Very pro Israel (Guardian and Alex Jones) which may explain the pro pkk/kurds in tandem with the denigration of SAA, in tandem with the demonization of Turkey that is a consistent theme at his site. Which should explain why I don't regularly link to or recommend that site. (making exceptions for specific interviews- Gilad Atzmon as an example)
The actual goal under the guise of "fighting ISIS" served multiple purposes
- Allow for destabilizing the region
- Destroying existing nations.
- Ethnically cleanse the populace & create a massive weaponized refugee surge targeting Europe, extending to the US and Canada
- Ethnic cleansing allowed for the clearing of existing multiple state territories for annexation by the PKK Kurds in order to create Kurdistan aka Israel 2.0
- This destabilization extends into North Africa as well
The Kurds as an effective fighting force has never been obvious or true.