US Drones Attack Syria’s Military, “Disguised as an Airstrike against ISIS”

by Stephen Lendmann via Global Research

On September 11, a publication called Russian Spring reported US unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attacks on Syrian military positions – “disguised as an airstrike on ISIS.”

Syrian journalists learned details of what’s happening. Numerous civilians were killed. According to Syrian military sources, covert US drone strikes against its forces and positions happened before, part of Washington’s phony war on ISIS.

On September 1, the Washington Post headlined “US launches secret drone campaign to hunt Islamic State leaders in Syria,” saying:

“…CIA and US Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) operatives “are flying drones over Syria” – conducting targeted air strikes. WaPo lied claiming it’s against “senior Islamic State operatives,” citing official US sources…”

Obama’s stepped up bombing complicit with Britain, France, Canada, Australia and Israel heads thing closer to full-scale naked aggression – to destroy Syrian sovereignty, eliminate an Israeli rival, and isolate Iran ahead of perhaps inventing a pretext to attack the Islamic Republic.

War plans were made years ago, updated as needed. The Iran nuclear deal did nothing to change longstanding US hostility toward Tehran.

Regime change remains official US policy – wanting Iranian sovereign independence destroyed like what’s ongoing in Syria. Maybe Washington has an Islamic State invasion in mind, perhaps aided by US air power.

America targets all independent government worldwide for regime change – wanting subservient US-controlled vassal states replacing them, a nightmarish scenario for endless conflicts, mass slaughter and destruction and possible nuclear war threatening everyone, everywhere if launched.

Previous articles explained Washington uses ISIS terrorists as US proxy foot soldiers. Obama’s Iraq and Syria bombing campaigns support them, targeting infrastructure, and apparently Syrian military positions.

In September 2014, Sergey Lavrov said if US and other Western forces bomb Syria, “(t)here are reasons to suspect (the campaign may attack) government troops…on the quiet to weaken the positions of Bashar Assad’s army.”

He commented shortly after Obama announced US plans to allegedly bomb ISIS in Syria – a ruse, part of Washington’s plan to oust Assad.

On September 13, on Russia’s Channel 1 Sunday Times program, Lavrov said “Russia has information that the US knows the position of the IS, but does not bomb them.”

Its actions don’t reflect its publicly stated objective. “Analyzing (them), one cannot but suspect…ulterior motives beyond the stated goal of fighting the Islamic State,” said Lavrov.

Some our colleagues among the coalition members told us they sometimes knew where certain ISIL regiments were stationed but the coalition’s command – which is, obviously, the US – did not give them the permission for an airstrike.”[Washington] “conspired towards goals that were not declared ones.

Its war on Syrian sovereignty continues despite Western nations saying “they clearly understand (ISIS) is the main threat in the Middle East and North Africa,” not Assad.

If everyone realizes that, but many whisper it, fearing to say it out loud, it is necessary to implement that in action.

Lavrov explained Russia will continue fulfilling its contractual obligations to Syria – supplying arms, munitions and training, as well as humanitarian aid. “These are no mysteries or secrets,” he explained. “Our military-technical cooperation seeks to” defeat ISIS.

Washington uses mercenary terrorists and its military might to advance its imperium – by crushing fundamental freedoms wherever they exist, including at home, complicit with rogue partners.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at [email protected]. Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com.


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Paul Harvey
Paul Harvey
Sep 15, 2015 11:07 AM

Stephen Lendmann is exactly the kind of journalist The Guardian should be employing, but again, if they were, then the chances are, this website would not need to exist and perform the valuable function it is doing. Of course, the UK is also up to its neck in this phony ISIS war and Cameron’s ‘Take Out Assad 2.0’ plan is in full effect right now. Stage one was the much publicised alleged strategic drone attack on two British ISIS operatives (a little perception management to plant the narrative that the requested parliamentary permission to attack ISIS in Syria will actually be aimed at ISIS and not the Syrian army). Once parliamentary approval is granted, Stage 2 is obviously to help the Americans take out key Syrian military targets, while Erdogan and his Neo-Ottoman cronies keep attacking the Kurds and ensuring the ISIS supply lines across the Turkish-Syrian border stay open… Read more »

Sep 15, 2015 5:45 PM
Reply to  Paul Harvey

“I am going to tell you something. I was in England two years before the violence in Syria on other business. I met with top British officials, who confessed to me, that they were preparing something in Syria

This was in Britain not in America. Britain was organizing an INVASION of rebels into Syria. They even asked me, although I was no longer Minister of Foreign Affairs, if I would like to participate. Naturally, I refused, I said I am French, that does not interest me”. Roland Dumas, former FM of France