ISIS Attacks US-Led Base In Southern Syria, As Assad Said To Use White Phosphorus

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With the US now engaged in military conflict with, and targeting Syrian army forces, what the Trump administration has (un)wittingly done is provide support to Islamic State, al-Qaeda, and al-Nusra and other terrorist forces, all of which have been engaging with the Assad regime in a fight in which the Syrian president has gradually seen the tide of war turn in his favor. At least until last Friday's US cruise missile attack that is. 

Which is why it should probably come as no surprise that, emboldened by US actions, moments ago the WSJ reported that Islamic State militants attacked a US-led coalition base (at least we now have official confirmation that there are US military bases in Syria) in southern Syria on Saturday, "triggering a fierce fight that required coalition airstrikes to repel, U.S. military officials said Sunday."

The complex attack began on Saturday when Islamic State fighters detonated a vehicle bomb at a base in al-Tanf, a town in southern Syria along the Jordan border used by American special operation forces and Syrian rebels working with the U.S. coalition, the officials said.

 

Between 20 and 30 Islamic State fighters, including some with suicide vests, then attacked the base, which is a staging ground and training facility for the U.S.-backed Syrian rebels.

As the WSJ adds, Coalition forces and Syrian rebels engaged in firefights with the attackers and then called in airstrikes to repel the attack, officials said.

Luckily, there was no word of any American fatalities in the attack, although next time the US forces on the ground may not be so lucky, and the resulting media storm would prompt a full reappraisal of Trump's action which by weakening Assad implicitly and directly is boosting the relative strength of the Islamic State.

The Islamic State attack comes as the U.S. military is deepening its presence in Syria as part of an intensifying campaign to drive the extremist group from its de facto capital in Raqqa. For weeks, the U.S. military has been strengthening its presence along the Jordan-Syria border, according to U.S. and Jordanian officials.

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Meanwhile, confirming that the US is not nearly close done bombing Assad, on Sunday the Qatar-owned (the country which at long last hopes to have its gas pipeline cross Syria to Europe) Al Jazeera, reported that Syrian jets have bombed the town of Idlib using White Phosphorus.

One almost wonders what must have gone through the head of the Al Jazeera producers when told to report on such a story.

One thing we can imagine, however, is sequence of thoughts inside Assad's head: "Well, I just got bombed by the US and I will surely get bombed even more at even the slightest additional provocation that can be splashed across the front pages of western newspaper. So... yes, brilliant idea - I will use a banned, toxic substance - White Phosphorus - and hope it appears on all media channels around the developed world, just to make sure the next US airstrike aims right for my palace."

Sure, why not.

Expect to hear much more about white phosphorus in the coming days: it will be the "catalyst" for the next round of Syrian airstrikes. 

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FreeShitter's picture

ISIS = CIA  trying to start moar bullshit.....laughable.

serotonindumptruck's picture

The Israeli-sponsored false flags are coming fast and furious now.

07564111's picture

Desperate they are for a major confrontation with Russia and Iran.

Newsboy's picture

"Willy Pete" is America's calling card, not Syria's.

svayambhu108's picture

POS Trump changed 180 degrees faster than Obummer, orange is the new black.
He should have at least waited for the fucking Nobel peace price.
Why the hurry?
Are the HANDLERS in a rush ? 

Ignatius's picture

Race against the collapse of the markets and the dollar?

syzygysus's picture

Sick, but true. Can't have Russia/china trade outside the FRN.

WTFRLY's picture

Hunter Van Pelt: [leveling his gun at Alan] End of the line, Sonny Jim. Game's up. Start running.

Alan Parrish: [as Sarah runs into the room] ... No.

Hunter Van Pelt: Aren't you afraid?

Alan Parrish: I'm terrified. But my father says you should always face what you're afraid of.

Hunter Van Pelt: [chuckles] Good lad. You're finally acting like a man.

[aims his gun at Alan]

Hunter Van Pelt: Any last words?

Alan Parrish: [Alan looks down and notices his game piece moving to the end of the board, after which the word "Joomanji" appears, reads it quietly:] Joomanji.

Hunter Van Pelt: Eh?

Alan Parrish: [slightly louder] JOOMANJI.

[Van Pelt cocks his gun... ]

Sarah Whittle: [runs to shield Alan] NO! 

y3maxx's picture

Israel false flag bombing in Syria.

manofthenorth's picture

Phosphorus is KOSHER......... it's what's for dinner.

Billy the Poet's picture

The good news is that they've started the next stupid war without putting us through another 9-11 first. That deserves another beer.

Pinto Currency's picture

Israel used white phophorous in Gaza on civilians - don't believe that US attacked Israel over that.

Or was this a false-flag attack? Bad, bad, Assad is bad. Repeat.

RAW TALK WITH EX CIA ROBERT DAVID STEELE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNtsQmwas5k

Steele discusses Israeli air force false flags.

NoPension's picture

Calm down.

It's just fertilizer. They are getting ready for spring planting.

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Donald Trump (not verified) NoPension Apr 9, 2017 6:33 PM

Good NEWS:

VIDEO – Rex Tillerson Backtracks: Destroying ISIS Still “First Priority” in Syria, “Assad’s Role Uncertain”

http://dailywesterner.com/news/2017-04-09/rex-tillerson-backtracks-destr...

 

 

Seems that a phonecall with Lavrov cleared his head. 

Probably all this was just a stunt to look good in front of Xi Jingping



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paizan (not verified) Donald Trump Apr 9, 2017 6:34 PM

ISIS is ISRAEL. Them joos are good at faking stuff.

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lexxus (not verified) paizan Apr 9, 2017 6:38 PM

The AWKWARD moment when Jews (aka FAKE Hebrews) realize they're the Goyim.

http://biblicisminstitute.wordpress.com/2014/07/14/are-jews-the-israelit...

sincerely_yours's picture

With all this shadowy game being played down there, that shit will blow up for real.

I mean a massive war.

fx's picture

let's see . it was in any case an expensive way to just say "hello"

And they certainly could have put those tomahawks to better use against the isil cretins.

looking at the video, it looks like some al-nu$ra bbq having escalated a bit.

JLee2027's picture

The Bible does predict Damascus will be destroyed and made un-inhabitable in the end times. Along with northern Israel.

Manthong's picture

Hang McMasters.

Next we will be hearing Assad is dropping a combination Anthrax/Ebola/Zika bomb.

Oh regional Indian's picture

Fire and Brimstone.

The Shoah must go on, especially in these, the days of the passover...

The eight-day festival of Passover is celebrated in the early spring, from the 15th through the 22nd of the Hebrew month of Nissan, April 10–18, 2017

So, there you go, on schedule, Baal must be fed his burning babies...

Someone needs to plunge a spear into the heart of th ebeast that is Yis RA Hell on earth.... they will not stop at anything. America's manifestering destiny delusions cannot even hold a candle to these diseased, inbred vermin, sub human, human trafficking, organ harvesting low-lifes...

read Dune, all of them.... Spice is blood.... blood for oil..... on and on, the SHOAH must go...

 

https://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/un-holy-smoke-and-biblical-f...

jeff montanye's picture

that's well written but a little harsh imo.  but only a little.  

bust 9-11.  turn the saudi suits by the 9-11 families into a real 9-11 investigation.  hammer on the issues brought up in the suits so the pressure builds for a real investigation.  bad as trump is and i voted for the schmuck, he has got to be better than hillary.  he knows why he tomahawked assad and what it says for his guts and manhood.  perhaps he justifies it by saying it got him some breathing room for his agenda.  most of that agenda will never pass (of course more money for the rich will) and the trade and immigration part will probably hasten global recession.  the crucial part of his agenda is stopping the war machine against russia, et. al.

get to it.

http://www.whale.to/b/israel_did_911.html

https://sites.google.com/site/onedemocraticstatesite/archives/-solving-9...

http://www.amazon.com/Solving-9-11-Deception-Changed-World/dp/0985322586

http://www.luogocomune.net/site/modules/sections/index.php?op=viewarticl....   

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/everything-rich-man-trick/

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/098213150X/sr=1-1/qid=1467687982/ref=olp_pro...

http://www.europhysicsnews.org/articles/epn/pdf/2016/04/epn2016474p21.pdf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgE-hGNy2W0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYUYya6bPGw

land_of_the_few's picture

Damascus will be fine - it's in a  real country with real culture and real history

Ghordius's picture

and people shortly before the year 1'000 AD were convinced that the end times were near. since then, 1'017 years have passed, and we have again people that are utterly convinced that the end times have to be near, then, otherwise...

... why did they get born in this Age? surely to witness Armageddon, what else?

snowflakes with a huge sense of entitlement, utterly convinced to be a central piece and cast of a great culmination of history and the universe, all supported by holy books, of course

you are super-special, dear snowflake. unique. you are the navel of the earth, the whole reason why the universe exists

jeff montanye's picture

well if the snowflakes/millennials (largest generation since the boomers) will ever realize that their debt servitude basically stops with the u.s. war machine against the world they could prove useful.  the deep state must be deposed.  all of you saw what happened to trump from the instant of his election.  perhaps it would have also broken a better man or woman.

i want to find out.  but we can't wait four years for another candidate.  the best use of our time, imo, is tying the deep state to its crimes chief of which is 9-11.  we have the advantage of truth on our side and they have the disadvantage of grievous overreach and a looming 9-11 families law suit against the complicit but essentially incidental saudis.  let's make the most of it.

Arnold's picture

Yes, but we still have Antarctic wealth to exploit.

shining one's picture

The bible says you are a gullible fucking idiot.

SoDamnMad's picture

I was thinking about going long body-bags but in a war with Russia, who needs them.

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AVmaster's picture

^ and not shaving or showering for months on end. Both have the longest beards I have ever seen, to go with the hair thats stickier than my wifes poontang...

Lore's picture

How does this make Trump "look good?"

Joe Sichs Pach's picture

Holy Fucken Projection Batman:

"Luckily, there was no word of any American fatalities in the attack, although next time the US forces on the ground may not be so lucky, and the resulting media storm would prompt a full reappraisal of Trump's action which by weakening Assad implicitly and directly is boosting the relative strength of the Islamic State."

Anything else that MIGHT happen we should be aware of?

Bunghole's picture

Looks like the WP was used for a smoke screen which is perfectly legit.

Fucking jew media at it again

And no, jew does not deserve to be capitalized.

king leon's picture

More like those 36 tomahawk's that failed to find their target would have had a more sobering thought.

Neochrome's picture

OMG he is on fire, well worth watching it.

bruno_the's picture

I would like one of what he takes. Golfing.. not

giovanni_f's picture

The US for sure occupies the moral high ground when it comes to chemical warfare. From http://arundhati-roy.blogspot.de/2004/11/loneliness-of-noam-chomsky.html

Here's an American pilot talking about the joys of napalm:

"We sure are pleased with those backroom boys at Dow. The original product wasn't so hot — if the gooks were quick they could scrape it off. So the boys started adding polystyrene — now it sticks like shit to a blanket. But then if the gooks jumped under water it stopped burning, so they started adding Willie Peter [white phosphorous] so's to make it burn better. It'll even burn under water now. And just one drop is enough, it'll keep on burning right down to the bone so they die anyway from phosphorous poisoning.

So the lucky gooks were annihilated for their own good. Better Dead than Red."


fx's picture

From the video it clearly looks as if they hit some ammunition depot with their usual missiles. Looks like their ka-52 did stage an efficient attack there on those allahuakbaar terorist cretins.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

White phosphorus like the Ukrainians have been shelling the Donbass with, as recently as this month?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqtV9qMaH0M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U46EHtWuSJ4

Or was it white phosphorus like the "moderate" "rebels" were firing from east Aleppo?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ws9UjSWHbxk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hrzM2ewNeM

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Willie Pete is still the marking agent for Forward Air Control, as far as I know.
Can't miss it.

stubb's picture

Bibi should've used neutron bombs on those pigs. :-) 

stubb's picture

Bibi should've used neutron bombs on those pigs. :-) 

land_of_the_few's picture

Neutron bombs are so 80s. Topol-M are pretty good.

WillyGroper's picture

another interesting tidbit...after the heavy fire that killed 34 & wounded 171, a survivor of the USS Liberty that wired an antenna for an SOS making the IsRaHellies retreat, was awared a medal by Nunes.

no fanfare of course, but Nunes was unaware the attack took place.

this is per Ray McGovern who attended.

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white helmets>>>soros>>>clooney>>>NFLX>>>press ussa/uk>>>greenbacks on dead bodies...very telling.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5ivyaEm7Oo

To Hell In A Handbasket's picture

I just spent an hour watching this video. I've known about the white helmets in relation to the Eric Braverman series, but not about their conduct in Syria and the penny has dropped. They are run by the same agencies. The beheading of the 12 year old boy and the evidence in film and images of alleged white helmet humanitarians/rescuers and ISIS/ISIL/Al-Qaeda/Al-Nusra fighters is absolutely damning. 

The photos taken one day of dying kids he is attempting to save, is followed by him holding the head of a 12 year old boy the next. I'm almost lost for words. To call the usual suspect countries involved in this Syrian regime changes deprived, depraved and sick, is a fucking understatement. Our moral compass is completely broken. We are almost as perverse as it gets. Morally bankrupt, twisted and monumental liars to a degree I thought was impossible to reach.

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very disturbing indeed.

can you imagine how the parents of that 12yr old feel?  think they'd want their own personal jihad?  there's not one whitey here, if that situation was reversed that would not turn absolutely ballistic.

we are responsible for this madness.  as much as folks cuss muzzies around here, those dollar bills say it all...ciamercs.

the press keeps this from us while putting a sugary coat of bullshit on the whole mess.  people in the ussa refuse to look, listen or understand b/c it's too disturbing for their insulated illusion...till it happens to them.  it's easier to stomach with personal prejudice against this group or that. iow, the loss of their humanity.

i'd heartily welcome judgement day if it would put an end to this.  the degree of evil is without measure.

you can never look back once aware.

but hey, as long as those 401k's keep rising all is well.  as CAF stated so well, no one wants to push the red button to make it stop.