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War Whores Scramble To Say Syria Attack Means Troops Must Remain

A suicide bombing in Manbij, Syria has reportedly killed 19 people including four Americans, two of whom were US soldiers and two of whom worked with the US military. ISIS, which has an extensive history of falsely claiming responsibility for attacks it had nothing to do with, has claimed responsibility for the attack. Despite the fact that ISIS would claim responsibility for a housewife stepping on a Lego block, and despite the complete absence of evidence that it had anything to do with the deadly explosion, all the usual cheerleaders of endless war are pointing to the Manbij suicide bombing and shrieking “See?? Trump said ISIS is defeated and it’s not!”

“ISIS is still a very real threat here,” CNN international corespondent Clarissa Ward told Jake Tapper from northern Syria. “And the real concern that we are hearing over and over again on the ground, Jake, is that when US troops withdraw, a power vacuum is created, and that only gives them more strength.”

Virulent Syria war pundit Charles Lister, who is notorious for praising Al Qaeda and is a senior fellow at the Gulf state-funded neoconservative think tank Middle East Institute, told AFP that this attack invalidates Donald Trump’s order last month to withdraw troops from Syria.

“Trump’s order was reckless and driven far more by domestic political concerns than it was by facts on the ground,” Lister said, adding, “To suggest ISIS is ‘defeated’ because it no longer controls territory is to fundamentally misunderstand how ISIS and similar organizations seek to operate.”

Former John McCain ventriloquism dummy Lindsey Graham pounced like a rat on a cheese doodle on the opportunity to call for continued US troop presence within hours of the attack, interrupting the confirmation hearing of Attorney General nominee William Barr with an ejaculation about Trump’s Syria withdrawal.

“I would hope the President would look long and hard at where he’s headed in Syria,” Graham said after repeating the baseless claim that the attack was perpetrated by ISIS. “I know people are frustrated, but we’re never going to be safe here unless we’re willing to help people over there who will stand up against this radical ideology.”

Not to be left out when there are moronic war agendas to be sold, Fox News leapt into the fray with a quote from an anonymous foreign diplomat saying “This attack today is a direct result of the announcement made by President Trump that U.S. forces are pulling out. These troops had a bullseye on them when the president telegraphed that he was ordering a pullout.”

“ISIS has already claimed responsibility for today’s suicide attack, a reminder that the group is not defeated,” added Fox’s Jennifer Griffin.

MSNBC’s deranged intelligence analyst Malcolm Nance topped everyone as usual with a babbling nonsensical post about how US troops were killed in Manbij because there were no US troops in Manbij, proving that Assad and Putin may have allowed the attack to happen, which proves Trump is a Russian asset.

“The moment Russia and Assad took over patrolling Manbij on Trumps go ahead we get hit with suicide bombers for the first time. It’s possible Russia/Assad let the attack happen. Trump’s treachery on this matter now kills our special operators. #RussianAsset,” Nance tweeted between huffs of paint thinner.

Other voices are treating the reports about the bombing with a little more skepticism.

“If ISIS were smart it would hold its fire especially against Americans,” tweeted professor and author Max Abrahms. “The main justification for leaving Syria is the (contested) assessment ISIS is defeated. ISIS attacks convey the opposite, weakening the strategic rationale of withdrawal while making it politically harder.”

“Ok, so Trump announces that the U.S. will begin a phased withdrawal from Syria, which according to his critics, would only benefit ISIS who they say is still operational and would welcome a U.S. pull out. But not waiting for pull out ISIS then targets U.S. troops! Yeah right,” tweeted former Green Party vice presidential nominee Ajamu Baraka.

These are interesting points. If ISIS is indeed responsible for the bombing, as war pundits are unquestioningly asserting is the case, then they’re either really, really stupid or they really want US troops to remain in Syria. Or perhaps the attack was engineered by someone else who has a vested interest in keeping a US military presence in Syria, either using ISIS as a patsy or completely separate from ISIS. Wouldn’t be the first time a suspicious attack took place in Syria while the Trump administration was working to withdraw troops.

Of course, this whole debate ignores the most obvious point of all: that if there was no US military presence in Syria, there would be no US military personnel being killed in Syria. The fight against the terrorist forces who nearly overtook the nation with the help of the western power alliance’s imperialist support have been beaten to the brink of total defeat not by the US, but by the Syrian government and its allies. If US troops were removed Damascus would quickly restore stability to the region and continue rebuilding the war-ravaged nation. But this is precisely what these war whores do not want.

Syria is a strategically crucial geopolitical nation for reasons having to do with natural resources and the power dynamics of Israel, Iran, and the empire-aligned Gulf states. It is not a coincidence that so much energy gets poured into this small stretch of land and its surrounding nations by the western military alliance and its propaganda machine, and it’s unlikely that the global dominators will lose interest in Syria any time soon. Stay skeptical.

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  • Terrible Navy pilot, worse U.S. Senator, ultimate War Whore, Globalist flunky…
    https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/09/john-mccain-world-attack-map-syria/

  • While a Mossad false-flag is entirely reasonable as an explanation, this alternative is reasonable as well. However, if ISIS committed this act to keep the US there, to protect them, doesn’t the US not-so-secret a affinity for ISIS, indicate a once-removed Deep State false flag? .

  • “America the greatest country in the world.”

    Mantra of the self-disqualifying “Rah Rah!” “America, fuck yeah!” KoolAid zombie.

    Here’s the cure: Pull your head out. Strap the stripped ends of an electric cord to your temples, and plug ‘er in. If you survive this DIY brain wipe, start over, but this time keep your head out and pay attention to reality.

  • GUILLERMO CALVO MAHÉ / JANUARY 17, 2019
    How convenient for the Israelis, … again.

    Over the past three or four decades Islamic extremists have attacked targets that obviously would lead to consequences favorable only to Israeli Zionists. That was even before the attacks on September 11, 2001. Many wonder what role if any Israeli intelligence services may have played in suggesting, instigating or helping to plan and execute them, duping naïve albeit ruthless Islamic extremists into taking counterproductive actions. As Yogi Berra, or perhaps Yogi Bear might have said, … “this smells like déjà vu all over again”.

    why do you think its called I.S.I.S. – Secret Israeli Intelligence Service

  • ““Trump’s order was reckless and driven far more by domestic political concerns…”” – Charles Lister

    Not that I think Trump gives a damn about ‘his’ supporters, or anyone, but here’s Lister knocking, partly, the people – voters – who expect Trump to keep his word about slowing down on regime change. And that’s not even what’s happening here, as journos like Finian Cunningham and Stephen Lendman point out.

  • Certainly, the warmongering pundits are utterly ridiculous and shamelessly dishonest. The territorial caliphate, ISIS as a state, is practically defeated, and while the presence of US troops was useful for the purpose of defeating it, *this* type of attacks can never be completely eliminated by them. After all, they can’t be eliminated completely even in the West itself! ISIS-conducted or ISIS-inspired acts of terror have been occurring occasionally in the western countries and elsewhere, in spite of the fact that their territories are under the complete control of their respective militaries. Should the US occupy France, Belgium, Spain or Turkey because ISIS attacks occasionally happen there? Incidents of this sort can continue to occur in Syria for decades and, if they were a reason to prolong its occupation, it could last forever.
    .
    On the other hand, the withdrawal plan of the Trump administration still seems quite horrible, too. As far as I understand the latest reports and the maps that are circulating, he still intends to hand over to Turkey an area along the Turkish-Syrian border that not only includes majority-Kurdish regions, which would be bad enough, but actually constitutes a very large part of the entire majority-Kurdish territory in Syria overall. He is calling it a ‘safe zone’, which, judging from the precedents, is likely to mean safe for Turkey and free of Kurds. I could be wrong, but I very much doubt that the condition and position of Assad’s forces at present is good enough to prevent or repel the Turkish invasion, even if the Kurds do invite Assad and if the US itself doesn’t attack him directly for counteracting Trump’s plan. It is not surprising that Trump would prefer to transfer the territory to Erdoğan rather than allow its reunification with Damascus, since the latter scenario would be presented as a US defeat and an Iranian victory.

  • It is clear now, that the main motivation behind Special Counsel Ferris Bueller’s fake investigation into Trump-Russian collusion was to gin up a New Cold War in order to preserve the obscene profits generated by the Global Military-Industrial Complex – with The International Banksters funding both “sides”.

    The Good News is that this will almost certainly be the last Cold War.

    The Bad News is that approximately 15 minutes after its demise, our lovely little blue-water marble will be a smoking, radioactive ruin.

    Ah well ….the Universe is doubtless TEEMING with an endless variety of intelligent species and civilizations…but still, our exit makes me a little sad…

    We could have been a contender …

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    The problem is that both rich libtards and contards love it.

    In England the nuclear white pedo queen outlawed the dictionary definition of women.

    Thanks queeny your dead soldiers thank you.

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  • Who funds and arms ISIS?

  • This is actually an argument for radically speeding up the removal of troops, not further delaying their removal. If Trump trully wants US troops out of Syria, he’ll have them out in a couple of weeks. The truth of the matter will soon be revealed.

  • How convenient for the Israelis, … again.

    Over the past three or four decades Islamic extremists have attacked targets that obviously would lead to consequences favorable only to Israeli Zionists. That was even before the attacks on September 11, 2001. Many wonder what role if any Israeli intelligence services may have played in suggesting, instigating or helping to plan and execute them, duping naïve albeit ruthless Islamic extremists into taking counterproductive actions. As Yogi Berra, or perhaps Yogi Bear might have said, … “this smells like déjà vu all over again”.

  • Thanks for this, Caitlin. It no longer puzzles the rational mind that virtually the entire MSM has been co-opted by the war financiers and political whores that serve them. From 9/11 to Iraq, we know how the power structure operates and who controls it. Many years ago, in a different life, I learned just how wicked and ruthless these people can be. There is only way to stop them. They possess overwhelming power, but do not hold the key to ultimate victory. That key is the truth and the courage to speak it. The voices of Snowden, Assange and others such as yourself are beacons to light the way. Think about this truth for a moment: After 9/11 and during the ramp up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the U.S. and Israel were flying geosynchronous and low orbiting satellites and AWACS 24/7 over the entire country. The optics and audio surveillance tracked and monitored every object on the ground the size of a postage stamp. Every communication, every construction site, every vehicle movement, etc. were precisely identified and tracked. We are expected to believe that Hussein developed weapons of mass destruction under conditions? So, the inevitable conclusion must be that Bush, Cheney, Powell, Rice, and almost every member of the U.S. government and military complex that had access to the intelligence knew that the reasons used to justify the invasion of Iraq were all lies. What does that tell us about the moral character of the people who rule us? The U.S./Iraeli invasion of Syria, like Iraq, has been a wanton abuse of power and horrible crime against humanity.

    • Moral character of those who rule us? They have none, nor any humanity to speak of. They are hastening the extinction of the human race.

  • Looks like ISIS took a page from Assad’s playbook to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by doing something completely opposite of what is in their best interest at the worst possible time. Or was it another false flag to keep the US involved in israel’s plan to remake the ME? Which is more logical?

  • Spot on Caitlin. Love your comments and insight.

  • “…US troops were killed in Manbij because there were no US troops in Manbij, proving that Assad and Putin may have allowed the attack to happen, which proves Trump is a Russian asset.” – MSNBC intelligence analyst
    .
    Perfect.
    .
    “…if there was no US military presence in Syria, there would be no US military personnel being killed in Syria.” – Johnstone
    .
    Insane.

    • Huh?!

      • OK, try
        .
        Unthinkable.

        • What is unthinkable? Not sure what you are referring to.

          • Think harder.

      • Not very good with sarcasm, are you?

        • Nope. Not at all.

  • November 1963.
    The Deep State showed what can happen to a President who doesn’t obey, and marked the date when the Deep State expanded operations into the domestic sphere of influence.

    • Proof?
      You know nothing but what your told. Or someone knee jerks on your lap.

      Socialists Marxists and communists were involved. Castro and the boys from Bolivia.
      That pig fucker Yury Andropov was involved.
      Khrushchev was involved and hated him, because of the Bay of Pigs. It undermined him in the Kremlin syes as a weak and useless adversary of Kennedy and America.
      Most of you are blind to how you gain this freedom, you take for granted in your condemnation, and how you shit on the people that protect you freedom anonymously.

      • Sure. Just look at the freedom Libya now enjoys courtesy of the US and NATO. No wonder Syria and it’s allies can’t wait for the US to pull out.

      • Michael Burns, “Proof?”

        Right back atcha.

  • This “ISIS” bunch certainly wants the US military to remain in Syria. All they’d have to do is sit still, watch us leave, and then act with impunity, but they don’t seem to want that. They pulled the same thing in Afghanistan. Just curious….is anyone really falling for this? Shouldn’t we just tell the Deep State that we know it’s a lie, and please stop insulting us with their preposterous stunts? It makes them look stupid, and it looks bad to the rest of the world.

    • The only places in Syria where ISIS still survives is in those parts of Syria controlled by the US or its proxies. Exit the US and Syria and its allies will make short work of ISIS.
      This last atrocity is just a ruse to justify keeping the US in Syria.

      • Proof?

      • How about Kadyrov Islamic chechnyans and their connection to ISIS — who have been hired by the Kremlin and Putin. He loves giving the west a black eye.
        His zero-sum game is predictable.
        This sowing of Socialism by losers that only knee jerk, America bad orange man bad, all this crap and Socialist Marxism the philosophy of misery…your a one trick pony. Troll.

        • It is the US and its vassals that create, train, fund and arm the islamic terrorists – been doing it well before the Mujahadeen in the Ghan, the muslims in Yugo, the Chechens and continue with the Ughurs to this day.
          Only an idiot would say any different to try and unsuccessfully sow doubt.

          I’m sure the name you call yourself has nothing to do with the eveel death defying ogre character in the Simpsons. /s

  • False flag again?

    • Proof? Didn’t think so…
      America the greatest country in the world. Just watch as that Russian asshole get his ass kicked, his times coming soon…watch for Maven.

      • Proof?

      • MB, “America the greatest country in the world.”

        Proof?

      • America is shite, always has been, always will be.

      • Hey, guys and gals, this fellow is obviously a troll. Ignore him.

        • Either a troll, or possibly a bot. His ramblings aren’t even coherent.

      • “America the greatest country in the world.”

        Mantra of the self-disqualifying “Rah Rah!” “America, fuck yeah!” KoolAid zombie.

        Here’s the cure: Pull your head out. Strap the stripped ends of an electric cord to your temples, and plug ‘er in. If you survive this DIY brain wipe, start over, but this time keep your head out and pay attention to reality.

    • No, I rather suspect it was indeed ISIS. They desperately need American troops to stay there and protect them. If they can demonstrate that ISIS is still a threat, then the troops stay. See how it works?

      • While a Mossad false-flag is entirely reasonable as an explanation, this alternative is reasonable as well. However, if ISIS committed this act to keep the US there, to protect them, doesn’t the US not-so-secret a affinity for ISIS, indicate a once-removed Deep State false flag? .

        • Reports of Mossad or Israeli commanders in ISIS / ISIL make the question of which one is the more likely suspect of a false flag operation moot.

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