Video Emerges Of US Allowing ISIS Fighters To Escape Safely In Syria

Tyler Durden's picture

Authored by Darius Shahtamasebi via TheAntiMedia.org,

With numerous distractions unfolding on the newly released reality TV show that is “Keeping Up with the Trump Administration,” it may surprise readers to learn that the U.S. is using the terror group ISIS as a pawn in its depraved foreign policy.

Video footage obtained by Al-Masdar appears to show convoys of ISIS fighters fleeing the Syrian city of Raqqa untouched by the U.S. military, which is currently bombing that exact location. As Al-Masdar notes, despite having Kurdish and American drones hovering around the city of Raqqa, U.S. bombs are nowhere to be seen as hundreds of fighters pass safely. The release of this footage comes on the heels of accusations from both Russia and Iran that the U.S. is colluding with ISIS to allow the group’s safe passage into areas controlled by the Syrian government.

Iran claims to have direct proof but thus far has not released it. Even if Russia and Iran don’t have any secret documents that directly expose this collusion, the fact remains that we don’t necessarily need them.

After all, this is exactly how ISIS grew exponentially in Syria in the first instance – as a direct result of U.S. foreign policy strategy. In 2012, a classified Defense Intelligence Agency report predicted the rise of ISIS, something actively encouraged by the U.S. establishment. The report stated:

“If the situation unravels, there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist principality in eastern Syria… and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime.”

Further, leaked audio of former Secretary of State John Kerry shows he knew ISIS was gaining momentum in Syria, and that in turn, the U.S. hoped this would bring Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to the negotiating table.

In recent times, the safe passage of ISIS fighters to areas under the control of the Syrian government has been an unspoken but official strategy and has been the reality on the ground in Iraq and Syria.

Late last year, Anti-Media reported on an anonymous military-diplomatic official’s claims that the United States was allowing safe passage to Syria for ISIS fighters exiting Mosul, Iraq – even though the U.S. was supposedly waging an offensive to defeat ISIS in the area. As we noted, acknowledging the admittedly undesirable, questionable nature of the anonymous source:

An anonymous source claiming to a Russian newspaper something as conspiratorial as the U.S. directly aiding ISIS militants may seem a bit dubious, but since the offensive was launched on Monday of this week, this has been the reality on the ground.

 

According to Army Lieutenant General Talib Shaghati, as reported by anti-Russian newspaper, the Guardian, ISIS militants are already fleeing Mosul to Syria. This was further confirmed by the Saudi foreign minister, Adel al-Jubeir, who said that if ISIS were forced out of Mosul, they would likely go on to Syria.”

Not long after, ISIS launched an offensive into a very strategic area in Syria called Deir ez-Zor, battling through Syrian government defenses. The most horrifying part of this offensive was the fact that, asnoted by the Guardian, the ISIS fighters who successfully broke through government defense lines in Syria were “primarily reinforcements coming over the border from Iraq’s Anbar province.”

Deir ez-Zor is not outside the U.S. military’s strike range capacity. This is the same city that was attacked by the American-led coalition in September of last year – an attack that targeted Syrian troops for over an hour, paving the way for a timely ISIS offensive. Yet when it comes to hundreds of reinforcements raging through the Iraqi border into Syria, the U.S. military is on a brief vacation.

We were told Raqqa was to be ISIS’ last stronghold in Syria, but this is clearly not true. In order for the U.S. to ultimately put pressure on the Syrian government, the real prize is not Raqqa but a combination of two very strategic locations that are very heavily interlinked.

As explained by Gulf News:

“There, a complex confrontation is unfolding, with far more geopolitical import and risk. Daesh [ISIS] is expected to make its last stand not in Raqqa but in an area that encompasses the borders with Iraq and Jordan and much of Syria’s modest oil reserves, making it important in stabilising Syria and influencing its neighbouring countries.

 

“Whoever lays claim to the sparsely populated area in this 21st-century version of the Great Game not only will take credit for seizing what is likely to be Daesh’s last patch of a territorial caliphate in Syria, but also will play an important role in determining Syria’s future and the post-war dynamics of the region.”

And this is ultimately the problem for the U.S.-led coalition of anti-Assad (and anti-Iranian) nations. The behind-closed-doors official rationale for targeting Syria’s government for regime change was to undermine Iranian influence in the region, according to Hillary Clinton’s email archive. Countries such as Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, and the other Gulf States have long feared that a fully dominated Shia-led bloc of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon could completely overthrow the regional balance of power. They have opposed such a development at all costs.

As Gulf News explains, the Iranians are in the process of fully implementing this Shia bridge, known as the “Shia Crescent”:

“The contested area also includes desert regions farther south with several border crossings, among them the critical highway connecting Damascus and Baghdad — coveted by Iran as a land route to Lebanon and its ally, the Hezbollah militia.

This is why the U.S. military has set up a training base at the Aal-Tanf border crossing. If the Syrian government were to retake the area and open it up under its control, they would be able to directly link Iran to Syria and the rest of its allies, including Iraq and Lebanon.

This is also why the U.S. military has been engaging in illegal acts of aggression against Iranian-backed militias operating in the area — to defend this position.

Further, the Syrian government’s outpost in Deir ez-Zor is isolated, hence why these two offensives are running in tandem. They both rely on the liberation of the other to have any real value to the Syrian government and its Russian and Iranian allies.

As fascinating as the Comey testimony spectacle has been (don’t forget to tune in for tomorrow’s scandal of anonymous leaks and misspelled tweets), the real scandal lies in the fact that the U.S. is nowopenly siding with ISIS while allowing the terrorists safe passage into parts of Syria so that these extremists can battle a secular government. The U.S. is moments away from an all-out confrontation with Iran (and Russia, a nuclear power).

Don’t expect the corporate media to report on these damning facts anytime soon, as the public continues to sleepwalk into a global powder keg of deceit, death, and destruction.

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DJ Happy Ending's picture

gee, what a surprise

DJ Happy Ending's picture

the only thing missing from that photo is a rainbow flag

Dame Ednas Possum's picture

I didn't realise that Bert from Sesame Street was a Kurd.  

The military hat sits well. 

Dame Ednas Possum's picture

I counted about 80 vehciles.  Say an average of 5 people per vehicle = 400 ISIS fighters... or about 1-1.5% of their entire army... which could have been taken-out in 3 1/2 minutes.  

Where's Vlad when you need him?  

 

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

 

Where's Vlad when you need him?

He's on the job, taking out the trash. Something not mentioned in the original article from theantimedia.org, but noted in the almasdarnews.com article in which the video was published:

According to an Al-Masdar News researcher, the footage could be traced back to earlier this month while the convoy in the video later was bombed by the Russian Air Force.

...and from the article about the bombing of the convoy:

The Russian Air Force has identified several convoys of Islamic State militants fleeing their Syrian capital Raqqa southwards and destroyed them with devastating airstrikes, thwarting the jihadist group’s aim to transfer troops to the area of Palmyra and Deir Ezzor. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense more than 80 ISIS fighters were killed.

In addition 36 cars, 17 mortar and machine-gun mounted pickup trucks, as well as 8 fuel trucks were destroyed. The successfull strikes targeted several different columns trying to escape the endangered ISIS stronghold in the cover of the night.

Video of the convoy's ultimate fate (rodent extermination courtesy of the Russian Air Force)...

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

Blankone's picture

Putin is busy asking his commanders where, when and if he can do something without upsetting the US. Russia has admitted that they avoid strikes in any region where the US tells them they have boots on the ground. Now the US has taken the next step and started declaring no-conflict zones. These are really zones where any Syrian forces are attacked by the US while the US moves their proxy force in to take the area.

In the last few weeks alone there have been 3 occurrences where the US bombed Syrian troops. And Putin failed to live up to his promise to protect them. Then you have the missile attack on a Syrian airbase in which Putin was called and told to move his people and stay clear. Or the instance where Syrian troops were strafed for over an hour, killing 80 plus, and their calls for Russian air protection ignored.

The wave is moving from the east of Syria towards the west. Putin is desperate to attempt to establish a line of separation where it might stop.

The US is attacking Syrian forces directly and Putin cannot react. However, as the US moves their new "coalition" forces (rebranded ISIS) forward Putin and Syria are not even allowed to fly over the no-conflict (no opposition allowed) zones.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Blankone once again exhibits his low-wage trolling, expressing fake concern as a method to try to advance his agenda. He is an anti-Putin propagandist who consistently calls for a recklessly aggressive military response from Russia. The well reasoned and successful Russian approach has left him seething with frustration.

His mistaken assumptions and flawed reasoning have been pointed out to him before on multiple occasions, alas to no avail. It would come as no surprise if he were discovered to have experienced iodine deficiency during childhood.

Presenting Blankone with facts has been revealed to be a complete waste of time. He ignores any facts which run counter to his efforts to smear Putin and go against his agenda of promoting war against Russia.

Putin is busy asking his commanders where, when and if he can do something without upsetting the US.

Made me laugh. That is quite a delusion you try to sell.

Russia has admitted that they avoid strikes in any region where the US tells them they have boots on the ground.

And this causes you a burning sensation in the anus because it deprives you of the direct conflict between the US and Russia that you so desperately desire. Is the personification of the ukrotroll inflamed anus. Don't act like you don't ukrotroll.

Now the US has taken the next step and started declaring no-conflict zones. These are really zones where any Syrian forces are attacked by the US while the US moves their proxy force in to take the area.

...except that is exactly what is not happening. At all.

Sergey Lavrov: "I don’t know anything about such zones. This must be some territory, which the coalition unilaterally declared [deconfliction zones] and where it probably believes to have a sole right to take action. We cannot recognize such zones."

https://www.rt.com/news/391216-lavrov-syria-us-strike/

That was a week ago. And two days ago, per Ziad Fadel...

According to sources in Damascus,  Sergei Lavrov, had a not-too-polite conversation with Rex Tillerson 2 days ago during which American interference in Syrian government plans was discussed.  Lavrov was not subtle.  He warned Tillerson that the U.S. must stop encroaching on Syrian sovereignty and violating international law.  Tillerson sent the message off to Mattis and we just saw the link-up with mostly pro-Iranian Iraqi militias take place.

https://syrianperspective.com/2017/06/qaassem-solaymaani-leads-pro-syria...

That is now the reality - the Baghdad-Damascus Highway is now under control of Baghdad and Damascus. Mind to elaborate on that or running away and taking harbor a world of fantasy?

In the last few weeks alone there have been 3 occurrences where the US bombed Syrian troops. And Putin failed to live up to his promise to protect them.

The results tell otherwise.

Then you have the missile attack on a Syrian airbase in which Putin was called and told to move his people and stay clear.

Which accomplished nothing save for further diminishing the US narrative and painting the OPCW as marionettes of the US.

Or the instance where Syrian troops were strafed for over an hour, killing 80 plus, and their calls for Russian air protection ignored.

You deliberately lie, again. Disregarding facts is easy. Nothing to check, just weave weasel words and leave the effort of debunking to others. In the meantime, you continue to just shit anywhere.

Syrian Defense Minister: "[US coalition] strikes have cleared the way for ISIS fighters to take over Deir ez-Zor city now,” confirmed Syrian Minister of Defense Fahd Jassem al-Freij. “It is only because of Russian Air Force support [that] the offensive of the terrorist group was stopped. We request that the air support for the Syrian armed forces be continued by the Russian air force in order to destroy the terrorists."

https://www.rt.com/news/359686-un-security-urgent-meeting/

Also, from the same article...

The US attack stopped as soon as Russia notified the American side that they had been hitting the Syrian military

Your failurous ways and deceitful analysis are exposed, again. Still, you'll continue, ignoring reality in the spirit of ukro cattle.

The wave is moving from the east of Syria towards the west. Putin is desperate to attempt to establish a line of separation where it might stop.

Again, the opposite is true. Yesterday, Colonel Cassad wrote on the progress of the SAA that, "overall, we are seeing the ongoing collapse of the defense of the Caliphate south of the Euphrates."

The current pace of progress is very optimistic and can count on new high-profile successes of the Syrians, who now collect a rich harvest, which was prepared by the hard and bloody work in 2015-2016, when he was made a radical change in the course of the Syrian war.

https://z5h64q92x9.net/proxy_u/ru-en.ru/colonelcassad.livejournal.com/34...

The US is attacking Syrian forces directly and Putin cannot react. However, as the US moves their new "coalition" forces (rebranded ISIS) forward Putin and Syria are not even allowed to fly over the no-conflict (no opposition allowed) zones.

Again to take shelter into fantasy. The truth, you see, they say that Maidan brain incurable, pots on their heads rooted firmly.

thisandthat's picture

There's countless more vehicles and people in this partiual video alone than what the Russians say they've destroyed in several convoys.

Either way, I question the effectivity of attacking long convoys with bombs/missiles, rather than airplane/helicopter gunfire; either of them would be way more effective against miles long convoys than any reasonable amount of bombs/missiles - unless, of course, you don't have any of those readily available.

SoDamnMad's picture

This looks so much like the Live Leak video of a couple years ago with the Toyotas sporting the black flags in convoy and a US helicopter (Kiowa or Apache) flying parellel and opposite with no one touching them.  What a ripe target, if only you wanted to eliminate which I imagine WE DON'T.

fattail's picture

It appears the asshole trump is continuing barry's policies.  Trump said he would take ISIS out in 5 minutes?!?!  There was his chance.  What a Joke.

Blankone's picture

A NATO helicopter keeps the russian air force away.

scaleindependent's picture

So a NATO helicopter protecting ISIS keeps the Russian airforce away.  And you are proud of that?

Protecting ISIS?

 

Protecting ISIS and attacking a sovereign nation that protects all religions, including Christians is worse than pedophilia.

Grimaldus's picture

The US is not supposed to be there anyways...so what is this bullshit "the US let ISIS go" ????? Where are the Syrians? It is their fucking country. Where are the Russians? And where are the Iranians?

Looks to me like this article is lame propaganda garbage for consumption by mushbrains.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grimaldus

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

 

The US is not supposed to be there anyways...so what is this bullshit "the US let ISIS go" ????? Where are the Syrians? It is their fucking country. Where are the Russians? And where are the Iranians?

Looks to me like this article is lame propaganda garbage for consumption by mushbrains.

How progressive of you. Please remove the pussy hat from your head and try to keep up.

N0TME's picture

Don't worry, the Syrian Tiger forces are on their way and will do them in in no time.

They are undefeated.

https://southfront.org/video-tiger-forces-advancing-isis-raqqah-province/

Marvin the Martian's picture

Isreal and ISIS are our allies. 

 

Silly goyium.

Evil Peanut's picture

Thsi is not the first time this has happened since they are funded/trained/armed by blackops money anyways

Just search youtube for variations of "ISIS convoy protected by US"

BeepBeepRichie's picture

SS-ome learn the hard way

Sandmann's picture

Now that Qatar has access to the Iranian gas pipeline and is being fed and watered by Iran the US scheme to sideline Gazprom by seizing transit pipelines in Ukraine and facilitating Qatari gas to the Med. looks to have backfired now LNG from Qatar cannot traverse the Suez Canal and Iran has the contracts with China as does Russian Federation.

This Great Game has been a total disaster and is unravelling Europe. Once the UK withdraws its troops from Germany in 2019 the Us intends to occupy the British Zone with a new series of bases in Northern Germany to cement the Occupation

Jubal Early's picture

You didn't mention the elephant in the room, Israel.  All this turmoil in the ME has as its focus Greater Israel.  And the fat ugly jewish yenta pig has not sung yet.  

Some way, in some fashion, Israel will make a false flag, like she has consistently done thousands of times over the millenia, and will then unleash her high-tech war industry.  I would expect small nuclear weapons, emp's, bio-warfare and who knows what else.  One thing I am certain of is that there will be no peace in Syria as long as Syria and Israel exist.  It is a battle to the death for one or the other.

HenryKissingerBilderberg's picture

Once the UK withdraws its troops from Germany in 2019 the Us intends to occupy the British Zone with a new series of bases in Northern Germany to cement the Occupation...

interesting... any links to any souces?

JohninMK's picture

Its right and wrong.

The UK will have withdrawn their occupation forces by the end of 2019.

The US is looking for a new base camp location in the north of Germany so that it can access the target and exercise ranges up there. It is looking at greenfield sites. Probably because the UK ones, being old, do not meet their requirements, for a start they are 220VAC wired not US 110VAC.

swmnguy's picture

Trump's slavish devotion to Zbigniew Brzezinski's strategic legacy is very disappointing.  After Trump's having called out the creation of ISIS specifically, for him to put his trust and faith into the very people who created this situation, and doubling down on this disastrous strategy is incredible.

It really is as if Trump and his insiders intend to do a bankruptcy and liquidation on the entire USA Enterprises, Inc.  First they need to max out all the credit, then alienate and antagonize all potential allies and partners, then they need to sell off all the portable assets, then they need to stiff all the creditors, then sell the basic structure to themselves at fractions of pennies on the dollar.

That's the only way this whole portfolio of policies makes any damn sense.

Blankone's picture

I did not find any information about Qatar actually having their facilities directly connected to and piped into an Iranian pipeline. Do you have info about that having been accomplished?

The issue for Qatar is the Saudi force that is posed and preparing to overrun their little country. Then all that gas gets piped through SA with the intent to get it to Europe to compete with and maybe eliminate Russia gas.

AlexCharting's picture

TThe Deep state is so Deep it's headquarters is in Hell. 

Nexus789's picture

It appears to be a long way up its own orifice. 

EuroPox's picture

Lies come and go but the truth never goes away...

thunderchief's picture

That's what you get for being in bed with the Wahabists Saudis and the petro dollar. 

quasi_verbatim's picture

Go full Westmoreland and get those million boots on the ground in MENA

God is The Son's picture

They USA and Kurds Left Road to Deir ez-Zor opened. I think the USA wants ISIS to take Deir Er-Zor, so that can have justification to take it for the Kurds or the FSA. Either way leaving an escape route means ISIS can't fight to the death, meaning their easier to route in battle.

Got The Wrong No's picture

Team Toyota looks in tatters and not very impressive. That whole column could be taken out in minutes, out in the open like that.  

US foreign policy sucks. It's very hard to be a proud American. 

new game's picture

permanent quagmire. up that budget and turn on the graft spigots. thanks trump, you dumb fuk.

fill the swamp you dumb fuk, yup-another fuken liar in charge. you had your chance and you failed!

arms, baby arms, to all sides. shut this shit down and ussa goes into a recession now.

fuking joke, cept for the peoples whose lives are being destroyed and blowback dispersing itself in euro and merica.

SoDamnMad's picture

Deir ez-Zor, isn't that where we got the Dutch F-16s to bomb and kill over 50 Syrian soldiers fighting ISIS?  This causing the Dutch to withdraw from coalition air support.

zeroboris's picture

I heard about this cunning US plan several months ago. So it's true, I'm not surprised.

Lost in translation's picture

shocking! SHOCKING!

/sarc

thisguyoverhere's picture

No Phuking $hit

ISIS = BIS (Bureau of International Settlements) Army

WTF people wake up

Gordon_Gekko's picture

I think you mean BANK for International Settlements ala the Central Banking Cartel

WTFUD's picture

FFS Putin exterminate every Western Rat in Syria.

dogismycopilot's picture

What you are seeing is pure evil escaping.

Evil that is going to go forth and escape into Syria, Turkey, the US, the UK, Europe.

So where the fuck is this "mad dog" Matthis we all heard about? 

Where the fuck is the USAF? Even a wet tail lieutenant knows that the objective is to capture the enemy in a cauldron and smash them.

Shit like this pisses me off, because if the US and Russia were cooperating everyone of those Radical Islamic Assholes would be a grease stain by now.

Gordon_Gekko's picture

This should be conclusive proof, if there ever was one, that the Government is the real terrorist.

back to basics's picture

I live and hope that someone in DC and the Pentagon gets executed for treason one of these days.

Maestro Maestro's picture

The (democratically elected with the consent of the American people) AMERICAN government. Fixed it for you.

swmnguy's picture

Why would Mattis attack his own forces?

By this point it should be glaringly obvious to any and all of us that ISIS is not "the enemy" of the USA.  From that realization all the rest of the situation sorts itself right out.

sinbad2's picture

There was a similar video on youtube a few years back, a massive ISIS convoy, with an Apache gunship escorting them.