The Plane Truth: Ziad Fadel on The Long War on Syria: ISIS and Other Terror Gangs

Ziad Fadel 

This is Ziad’s interview with Paul and Jerry regarding Syria and the NATO efforts to destroy what is left of Arab nationalism and the defense of the Holy Land.  The interview took place on Sunday, November 16, 2014.  Paul interviewed me from Japan:

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John McCain admitted he is regular contact with Islamic State terrorists

Several media, especially in the United States and France have strongly disputed Thierry Meyssan’s article on the relationship between John McCain and the Islamic State (“Daesh”) [1]. They all claimed to have identified, and in some cases to know well, the person appearing in the photograph of the Senator’s meeting with the Free Syrian Army leadership in May 2013, so as to be in a position to refute that it is Caliph Ibrahim.

We will not discuss the articles published by our colleagues which are not verifiable. We will simply point out that each of them has identified the person in the company of John McCain differently, but with equal assurance.

In any case, this controversy is now obsolete, since its only point was to establish whether or not John McCain had met with the leaders of groups classified as “terrorist” by the United Nations as well as his own country, including Daesh leaders. It just so happens that he has already provided the answered himself.

To begin with, we reproduce a Fox News interview of John McCain, conducted by Greta Van Susteren, in which he states:

«Hillary Clinton has described already the meeting in the White House over 2 years ago, everyone in the National Security Team recommended arming ISIS, and the President, by himself turned it down, just like by himself, he decided not to strike Syria after he said that they’d crossed the red line.”

There follows an excerpt from an interview that John McCain gave on the Sean Hannity’s Show, also on Fox News, September 16, 2014, to slam President Obama’s plan against the Islamic State. The content closes the debate since the Senator himself admits to know the leaders of the Islamic State.

At the beginning of the interview, he criticized an article about the precariousness of a cease-fire between “moderate” and “extremist” groups. Then he claims to be familiar with the situation on the ground and, referring to his experience in Vietnam, he defends the idea of relying on all the “rebels” to overthrow the Syrian Arab Republic. To do this, he reveals having met the leaders of Daesh (unlike Rand Paul), and to be in permanent contact with them.

Both interviews were recorded after the attack on Iraq by the Islamic State, the ethnic cleansing and the massacres that accompanied it, but before the beheading of US citizens.

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More fuel for the fire, US to Buy Arms for Sunni Tribes in Anbar Province

US to Buy Arms for Sunni Tribes in Anbar Province

A Pentagon document sent to Congress detailing plans to spend $1.6 billion of additional “training and arming” money on the ISIS war includes a plan to buy AK-47s and rocket-propelled grenades to give to assorted Sunni tribes in Anbar Province.

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey has talked up arming the tribes for some time, but with many of the tribes not on particularly good terms with the Iraqi central government, the decision was controversial.

The Pentagon is arguing for arming them anyhow, on the grounds that “not arming tribal fighters” will make them reluctant to fight against ISIS, which controls over 80 percent of Anbar.

Only one Sunni tribe in Anbar was on good terms with the central government, Albu Nimr, but ISIS has massacre hundreds of its members since then. Other tribes have so far been more or less willing to accept ISIS rule as at the very least no worse than living under the central government, and it’s not clear who these other tribes even might be.

Israel provides medical treatment to terrorists wounded in Syria

Israel provides medical treatment to terrorists wounded in Syria

Occupied Jerusalem, SANA, Israeli occupation forces transported last night two wounded terrorists from Syria to Nahariya hospital in Western Galilee to the north of occupied Palestine in a daily violation of the UN Security Council’s resolutions which are related to countering terrorism.

The Israeli Walla website reported Sunday “Last night two wounded were transported from Syria to Nahariya hospital as they suffered moderate-to-serious wounds.”

The website indicated that “Nahariya hospital has treated 443 persons wounded in Syria so far.”

Members of “Jabhat al-Nusra” terrorist organization spread in the disengagement zone, and they are supported by Israel in spite of the UN condemnation of terrorist crimes perpetrated by this organization.

How The U.S. And Israel Support Al-Qaeda in South Syria

When the Obama administration said it bombed the “Khorasan group” in north Syria experts wondered what that meant. There was and is no such group. What the Obama administration called Khorasan group were leadership people of Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syria branch of al-Qaeda, which years ago had been active in Afghanistan and Pakistan before coming to Syria. So why make a distinction between Jabhat al-Nusra active all over Syria and a leadership group of Jabhat al-Nusra situated in north Syria?

My hunch is that there is active cooperation between Jabhat al-Nusra and the U.S. especially in south Syria and the distinction was made to keep some form of alliance in the south alive. The mercenaries of the Free Syrian Army in south Syria have been trained and armed by the CIA in Jordan and are controlled through a multinational operations room somewhere in Amman.

In the south Nusra is actively fighting on the side of the Free Syrian Army which is also getting support from Israel. During the last months the FSA, with al-Nusra fighters as storm troopers in the lead, captured large parts along the Jordanian and Israeli border with Syria. There aim is, as we reported two month ago, to open a corridor towards Damascus. There progress against the Syrian army in the border area was made with the help of supporting Israeli artillery fire.

Reuters confirms today that Nusra, as we wrote, is leading the fighting in the south:

Fighters from Al-Qaida’s Nusra Front and other insurgents attacked and briefly entered Baath City in southern Syria on Thursday, the army’s last major bastion in a province flanking the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Hundreds of Nusra fighters who fled from the eastern Deir al-Zor province after being driven out by Islamic State earlier this year have regrouped in southern Syria, boosting the rebel presence there, activists say.”It gave the fighters in the area the upper hand,” said Abu Yahya al-Anari, a fighter from Ahrar al-Sham.

Insurgent gains since earlier this year have been mainly achieved by Nusra Front together with other Islamist brigades and rebels fighting under the umbrella of the Western-backed Free Syrian Army. Unlike rebel in-fighting further north, they have coordinated well so far.

In the north Jabhat al-Nusra fought mercenary groups supported by the U.S. and Turkey. In the south it cooperates well with such groups supported, equipped and trained by the U.S. from Jordan and by Israel. Al-Nusra in the north was renamed “Khorasan group” so it could be bombed without endangering the Free Syrian Army alliance with al-Nusra in the south.

The Nusra fighters in the south will of course use the weapons and other equipment the Free Syrian Army groups receive from the CIA and other secret services. These groups are fighting together and are naturally sharing their resources.

In October, a month after I reported about the operations in the south, the Washington Institute, part of the Israel Lobby in the U.S., acknowledged those plans and pushed for more U.S. and Israeli support at the southern front. It did of course falsely minimize the participation of Nusra.

Coordinated Israeli, Jordanian, and allied assistance in the south could boost the moderate Syrian rebels there, stave off an extremist takeover, and facilitate the ongoing international campaign against ISIS.So far, most Israeli support for moderate, local, non-Islamist rebel battalions along the border has been limited to humanitarian aid, such as treating 1,400 sick and wounded Syrians in Israeli hospitals, supplying medication, food, and heaters to villagers, and so forth. Some rebel groups maintain constant contact with the IDF, including frequent secret meetings reportedly held in Tiberias, but only a modest amount of weapons have been provided to them, mainly rocket-propelled grenade launchers.

The operation in the south has nothing to do with ISIS which has so far little presence in the south but is solely directed against the Syrian army, the government of Syria and the people of Damascus. The fighting is led, as Reuters today acknowledged, by Jabhat al-Nusra fighters and U.S. and Israel support is given to local Free Syrian Army groups strongly aligned with al-Nusra.

The U.S. and Israel will certainly have know what Reuters reports today and what we claimed earlier. They have been and are actively and knowingly arming groups who strongly cooperate and share their resources, received from the U.S. and Israel, with al-Qaeda.

Erdogan administration organizes arms transfer to Islamic State

 | 22 November 2014

Turkish MP Dr. Mehmet Ali Ediboğlu] (Republican People’s Party – CHP) revealed that on 19 November 2014, a US ship had entered the port of Iskanderun carrying an illegal cargo of heavy weapons.

Riot police sealed off the port during the unloading of the cargo, which notably included missiles and heavy launchers. The material was then taken out by two convoys of twelve vehicles headed for the Al-Qaeda camp located in Osmaniye .

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The Erdoğan government is actively supporting the armed groups in Syria without distinction, including the Islamic State. In this connection, the Turkish judicial authorities established that Erdoğan had secretly received Al-Qaeda’s banker at least a dozen times since the beginning of the war against Syria . Since mid-October, the CHP accuses him of secretly supporting the Islamic Emirate .

1] “Israeli general says al Qaeda’s Syria fighters set up in Turkey”, Dan Williams, Reuters, 29 January 2014.

[2] “Erdoğan received Al-Qaeda’s banker in secret”, Translation Alizée Ville, Voltaire Network, 6 January 2014.

[3] “Kılıçdaroğlu accuses Erdoğan of actively supporting Islamic State”, Voltaire Network, 15 October 2014.


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