Bombshell Report Confirms US Coalition Struck A Deal With ISIS

Tyler Durden's picture

At a moment of widespread acknowledgement that the short-lived Islamic State is no longer a reality, and as ISIS is about to be defeated by the Syrian Army in its last urban holdout of Abu Kamal City in eastern Syria, the US is signalling an open-ended military presence in Syria. On Monday Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon that the US is preparing for a long term military commitment in Syria to fight ISIS "as long as they want to fight."

Mattis indicated that even should ISIS loose all of its territory there would still be a dangerous insurgency that could morph into an "ISIS 2.0" which he said the US would seek to prevent. “The enemy hasn’t declared that they’re done with the area yet, so we’ll keep fighting as long as they want to fight,” Mattis said. “We’re not just going to walk away right now before the Geneva process has traction.”

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis stands in front of a map of Syria and Iraq.

Mattis was referring to the stalled peace talks in Geneva which some analysts have described as a complete failure (especially as the Geneva process unrealistically stipulates the departure of Assad), as the future of Syria has of late been increasingly decided militarily on the battlefield, with the Syrian government now controlling the vast majority of the country's most populated centers.

Ironically just as some degree of stability and normalcy has returned to many parts of the county now under government control, Mattis coupled the idea of a permanent US military presence with the goal of allowing Syrians to return to their homes. He said, “You keep broadening them. Try to (demilitarize) one area then (demilitarize) another and just keep it going, try to do the things that will allow people to return to their homes.”

Meanwhile Turkey once again reiterated that the US has 13 bases in Syria, though the US-backed Syrian YPG has previously indicated seven US military bases in northern Syria. The Pentagon, however, would not confirm base locations or numbers - though only a year-and-a-half ago the American public was being assured that there would be "no boots on the ground" due to mission creep in Syria.

During the last year of the Obama administration, State Department spokesman John Kirby was called out multiple times by reporters for tell obvious and blatant lies concerning "boots on the ground" in Syria. 

Remember this? "We are not going to be involved in a large scale combat mission on the ground in Syria. That is what the president [Obama] has long said."

Last summer, in a move that angered the US administration, Turkish state media leaked the locations of no less than ten small scale American military bases in northern Syria alone (revelations of US bases in southern Syria began surfacing as well). As another recent Pentagon press conference further acknowledged, these bases - though likely special forces forward operating bases - require a broad network of US personnel operating in various logistical roles inside Syria and likely now includes thousands of US troops deployed on the ground, instead of the Pentagon's official (and highly dubious) "approximately 500 troops in Syria" number. 

Mattis' declaration of an open ended military commitment in Syria came the same day that the BBC confirmed that the US and its Kurdish SDF proxy (Syrian Democratic Forces) cut a deal with ISIS which allowed for the evacuation of possibly thousands of ISIS members and their families from Raqqa. 

According to yesterday's bombshell BBC report:

The BBC has uncovered details of a secret deal that let hundreds of Islamic State fighters and their families escape from Raqqa, under the gaze of the US and British-led coalition and Kurdish-led forces who control the city. A convoy included some of IS's most notorious members and - despite reassurances - dozens of foreign fighters. Some of those have spread out across Syria, even making it as far as Turkey.

Though it's always good when the mainstream media belatedly gives confirmation to stories that actually broke months prior, the BBC was very late to the story. ISIS terrorists being given free passage by coalition forces to leave Raqqa was a story which we and other outlets began to report last June, and which Moon of Alabama and Al-Masdar News exposed in detail a full month prior to the BBC report. 

And astoundingly, even foreign fighters who had long vowed to carry out attacks in Europe and elsewhere were part of the deal brokered under the sponsorship of the US coalition in Syria. According to the BBC report:

Disillusioned, weary of the constant fighting and fearing for his life, Abu Basir decided to leave for the safety of Idlib. He now lives in the city. He was part of an almost exclusively French group within IS, and before he left some of his fellow fighters were given a new mission.


"There are some French brothers from our group who left for France to carry out attacks in what would be called a ‘day of reckoning.’”


Much is hidden beneath the rubble of Raqqa and the lies around this deal might easily have stayed buried there too. The numbers leaving were much higher than local tribal elders admitted. At first the coalition refused to admit the extent of the deal.

So it appears that the US allowed ISIS terrorists to freely leave areas under coalition control, according to no less than the BBC, while at the same time attempting to make the case before the public that a permanent Pentagon presence is needed in case of ISIS' return. But it’s a familiar pattern by now: yesterday's proxies become today's terrorists, which return to being proxies again, all as part of justifying permanent US military presence on another nation's sovereign territory.

America's Syrian adventure went from public declarations of “we’re staying out” to “just some logistical aid to rebels” to “okay, some mere light arms to fight the evil dictator” to “well, a few anti-tank missiles wouldn’t hurt” to “we gotta bomb the new super-bad terror group that emerged!” to “ah but no boots on the ground!” to “alright kinetic strikes as a deterrent” to “but special forces aren’t really boots on the ground per se, right?” to yesterday's Mattis declaration of an open-ended commitment. And on and on it goes.

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Doom and Dust's picture

Latest zionist false flag MO is downing jetliners. Warning. Do not us commercial flights over Iran, Lebanon or Syria.

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

"Who could ever imagine a worse situation. Israel will work up some kind of false flag attack and it will be Iran or Hezbollah as the fall guy. "...

And of course the American sheep will rally behind the flag and "yellow ribbon" bumper stickers sending this ( to there inevitable demise to be converted into Grade AAA "potting soil"!


Omega_Man's picture

fuck usa... bomb them now to smitherines... they are liars 

MrBoompi's picture

Most Americans hate what our government does overseas in places like Syria.  We can see from your post we are targets for vengeance, even though we ourselves would not choose to fight and occupy the entire planet.  The German civilians found out what can happen as a result of irresponsible and deadly foreign policies.  I hope US citizens don't meet the same fate.  

jfb's picture

So where are the Us soldiers who defected? Where are the US pilots who refused to obey orders instead of bombing the SAA and protecting ISIS? i'm not refering to the civilians in the US, they are ignorant by choice, because it suits them to bury their head in the sand, but the soldiers there, they know what's going on.

Laughing.Man's picture

Honestly, it's pretty easy to fool a soldier especially when they have no physical contact with the enemy (i.e. pilots).  Eventually, they will wake up and walk away, which many have done (i.e. see shortages of qualified pilots).

MrBoompi's picture

The truth is always the latest thing to arrive at the scene.  Of course, it you pay attention to "fake news", you would have known the truth months, or years, ago.  It's a perfect ploy.  Create your own enemy and sell them to the public as enemy number one.  Obviously they are so cruel and grotesque we must fight them.  (And at the same time fight Assad forces too, but no need to really talk about that.)  Just don't tell the public you've in reality created an ally.  I guess all's fair in love and war, even you you don't officially declare war.  

hanekhw's picture

This is straight out of one of those interminable TV series where the plot is just catch and release.

kindasketchy's picture

What is it about the US and it's inability to respect a country's borders? Then again, it's easy to argue that based on its "enforcement" of immigration laws, the US doesn't really care about our own border either.*


*This, of course, excludes any argument directed at increasing budget or selling weapons.

Herdee's picture

The CIA created an ISIS monster. A U.S. proxy army of wahhabi nutjobs. That essentially sums up American foreign policy. They go around the world creating havoc and destruction, overthrow governments and bomb societies. That's what the American government has become, they are nothing but heroin and cocaine gangsters, they're ruthless. Murder and corruption is their world game. Nobody trusts these warmongering thugs or their wahhabi head chopper bum buddies. The Chinese, Russians and many others now see this and have set up an economic system seperate from the drug dependant dollar. Confidence? The politicians that govern these monsters, nobody trusts their endless corruption. It stinks and soon the SHIT-DOLLAR will arrive, it'll be used at home like the Mexican Peso but an international dollar will have to be backed by gold or nobody will want it.

saldulilem's picture

250 fighters and 3500 of their family members? *bleat*

Pol Pot's picture

That's about right...that Muslum seamen is quite potent...
They get lots of practice on German Ponies...

Aubiekong's picture

Duh, ISIS and the CIA are the same group...

besnook's picture

syria is just a forward base for the coming assault on iran. that's also why the usa has opened a base in israel.

Joiningupthedots's picture

Welcome to PLANET STUPID and its Lead Cheer Leader Monkey Mattis.

You are in the fucking desert Mattis. What part of that have you missed?

Prince Feisal: "No Arab loves the desert. We love water and green trees. There is nothing in the desert and no man needs nothing"

Lawrence of Arabia, 1962


jfb's picture

For the moment my conclusion is that the deal is much bigger than this, but since the story can't be concealed indefinitelly the BBC has decided to leak & minimize some aspects of a deal tha is well known to the people who don't rely on the MSM.

smacker's picture

Yes, the BBC (and MSM generally) have a track record of ignoring important news until they can't, and then announcing it as some sort of breaking news revelation in a feeble attempt to claim credit.

smacker's picture

Article: "Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon that the US is preparing for long term military commitment in Syria to fight ISIS" ...and... "Mattis indicated that even should ISIS loose all of its territory there would still be a dangerous insurgency that could morph into an "ISIS 2.0""...and... "Mattis was referring to the stalled peace talks in Geneva which some analysts have described as a complete failure (especially as the Geneva process unrealistically stipulates the departure of Assad)"

Translation: the US intends to remain in Syria with boots on the ground to fund and nurture ((ISIS 2.0)) because it remains committed to the removal of Assad as per the Geneva process.

trailer park boys's picture

Why did ISIS grow ever stronger even though they were subjected to 'relentless' US bombing? ISIS wasn't on the run until the Russians came in. Now they're basically finished in Syria. Were the US pilots lousy shots, or were they under orders to 'go easy' on ISIS? 

JDLLDJ's picture

The USA is the BIGGEST sponsor of terrorism in the world.. They are THE terrorist state.

JibjeResearch's picture

Please be specific.. the USA Gov., the majority of Americans don't support Terrorists...

Fireman's picture

The muslim gutter filth I$I$, Al CIAduh's liver eating zombies, all that stood between the death of the IOU Saudi Mercan toilet paper dollah and USSA'S "exorbitant privilege" global soup kitchen. Now that the Saudi gig is over, hard times are coming to Slumville.

Aubiekong's picture

I would hope so, they are run by the same people out of the same office in DC...

FBaggins's picture

Clearly there is an intent to control areas of Syria one way or the other. Clearly ISIS continues to be used as a pretext. US diplomats are now very little different from those of the USSR in the 1950's. The only reason Syrians are now able to return to their homes is because of Russia's intervention. Otherwise the US, Britain and Israel would continue destabilizing, dividing, and destroying the nation through their terrorist proxies and their infrastructure bombings. 

khnum's picture

Gotta love MSM they had pictures of an airstrike in Syria yesterday with the narrative we dont know who did it but we're pretty sure it was Russians,meanwhile the sound of crickets as Saudi Arabia turns Yemen into wiffle dust.

JDLLDJ's picture

Blame the russian bandwagon is brilliant, truly brilliant.. I here the molester from star trek is now blaming russian bots for his molesting.. i dropped my toast earlier, i just knew it was Putin.. The cunt :P

USA USA's picture

Why do I have to read a foriegn news report to get the truth?

Any of you US piece of shit reporters EVER tell the truth. FU ALL

mendigo's picture

Seems to me a distorted article.

For what purpose I am not sure.

1) Apparently us admitted it is going to dally in syria.

2) Some months back it became apparent that 

A) us was actively engaged in syria

B) us allowed isis and other combantants walk away to fight another day

C) us was arming isis

Its hard to know where to begin with what all is wrong withis this shit show as obomber put it. I guess its true when they say we cannot handle the truth. It seems almost as if the us military has become a terrorist organization.

Doom and Dust's picture

[It seems almost as if] the us military has become a terrorist organization.

Almost there. now swallow and drink.

JDLLDJ's picture

The military is just trying to keep up with the terrorist government. Americans really need a revolution before the government starts treating US citizens like they do everybody else accross the world..


I think the same can be said for most western countries. When technologies get to a point that war can be fought without people we are all truly fucked.. The first war will be against our freedom.

Doom and Dust's picture

Robot warfare would be a very scary thought if the US armed forces hadn't proven time and again that they are already, basically, that - a drone army without a thought of themselves.

Good soldiers accept the primacy of politics, and I support that, but when those politics become corrupted and infested by traitors - what does a good soldier do?

marcusfenix's picture

So let me know if I have this straight.

Washington refuses to work with the legitimate government of Syria and it's leader because they are butchers who allegedly gas's their own people despite there never halving been any proof to support those claims and plenty of evidence that suggests the opposite is true.

Because you know, working with Assad would go against "our core values"

Yet when it comes to making deals with ISIS who have documented their own brutality and seem very proud of the crimes against humanity they have committed over the past five years...

That's ok cause, you know, we get an oil oil field out of the deal, where's Assad obviously isn't going to give DC shit .

Sound about right? Yeah fuck Washington for never being able to do the decent morally correct thing in any situation. And fuck Trump for not taking a stand and putting an end to this nonsense, if his big announcement tomorrow is not about us pulling out of Syria thereby doing our part to not make things worse then fuck him cause I'm not interested in anything else he has to say.

The Count's picture

Just in case you didnt figure it out yet, we jumped to an alternative time line about 20 years ago and in this one 90 percent of the population (and thus also the elite and politicians) are just bat shit nuts.

petroglyph's picture

How long till boots on the ground in Iran?

Laughing.Man's picture

I doubt the Chinese would be willing to fund such an endeavor.

Infinite QE's picture

Why is the US taxpayer paying to build Greater Israel?

All else is noise.


southpaw47's picture

Because AIPAC owns Congress and the White House.

wdg's picture

Because the taxpayer is little more than a serf who is funding an evil empire controlled by Zionists. The US is neither a constitutional republic nor a representative democracy but a slave colony controlled by oligarchs

Lucky Leprachaun's picture

Because ZOG. (((They))) control everything in America.

farflungstar's picture

USA does whatever Hymie says...and if that means acting as insurance against "Iranian aggression" then so be it. 

What a bunch of shitbag gangster thugs. Credibility be damned. 

LadyAtZero's picture

The takedown of the Saudi Arabian billionaires marks the end of ISIL  and the beginning of healing for Syria.

vietnamvet's picture

Shocking that our fucking traitor President Trump has committed another impeachable act.  Could it be enough to trigger Trumpets to rethink their support for a treasonous President?  Such support itself being an act of treason as well.

Zorba's idea's picture

Big shock that another administration is tangled up in the Zion web of things. Painful to imagine the full extent of the entanglement that has permeated every nook and cranny of USSA government. Look no further than the MIIC/CIA and all the rest of the Elite Confederation. How would any of the commenters suggest one man to tear it all down without risking his own life. I still prescribe that in the end, the biblical and historical pattern will be "What come around Goes around". The ME swamp makes the DC swamp look like a pothole. One last thought, all these enemies of our enemy have one thing in common...they hate Israel and the USA.

King of Ruperts Land's picture

Trump is not the problem here. He was brought in as the solution. Give him a break and let him work.

NuYawkFrankie's picture

It's somehow  BOMBSHELL NEWS that ISIS is a joint USSA/Israhell production? Ugggh?

PrivetHedge's picture

The bombshell is that it actually made the BBC.

redmudhooch's picture

Apparently they're not aware of the fact that everyone has the internet nowadays..

War is a racket. Politicians are criminals.

Rope therapy for all politicians.

RationalLuddite's picture

"NUREMBERG 2.0 ' This time, we mean it"

JibjeResearch's picture

Rope.... fucken too easy...

Pipe through the anal... is justice...