Just yesterday, we said we would not be at all surprised to see plans for a US incursion into blood-soaked Syria start unfolding within a month.
You see, ISIS now controls “more than half of Syria” and has just captured Palmyra, home to ancient ruins and treasures of antiquity which are now at risk of being indiscriminately destroyed by barbarous black flag-flying butchers who have incidentally met with quite a bit of success in their Iraq adventures of late as well.
Or at least that’s the official story.
And it’s a story that plays well when you need an excuse to ‘intervene’ in order to salvage what’s left of an Iraq Washington destroyed before moving on to Syria (because ‘well, while we’re here...’), a nation that, to use the politically correct parlance, is ‘ripe for regime change.’ Here’s what we said on Thursday:
And like that the stage is again set for the following scenario: unwilling to lose any more territory, and face, the Nobel peace-prize winning US president will sit down with his security council in the next few days and decide that, as much as he hates to do it, he will dispatch [X],000 US troops to support the Iraq government in their losing fight with the resurgent ISIS. Troops which will promptly enter Syria and then make sure Assad is quietly eliminated.
As Reuters also reports in an exclusive piece, Turkey's state intelligence agency helped deliver arms to parts of Syria under Islamist rebel control during late 2013 and early 2014, according to a prosecutor and court testimony from gendarmerie officers seen by Reuters.
As Reuters observes, the witness testimony contradicts Turkey's denials that it sent arms to Syrian rebels and, by extension, contributed to the rise of Islamic State, now a major concern for the NATO member.
In other words, a NATO member and a nation very close to the US, has been instrument in the rise of ISIS. Worse, unlike running speculation that ISIS was created by the CIA and funded by the Saudis, there is now documented evidence that ISIS is indeed a "western" creation.
Which in turn explains the news from two weeks ago that "Turkey, Saudis Form Alliance To Topple Syria's Assad As US Starts Training Syrian Rebels."
And just to make sure Obama's upcoming offensive against Assad, pardon ISIS' al-Baghdadi is successful, Reuters finally reports that contrary to previous reports, not 1000, but 2000 anti-tank weapons are being sent to Iraq. Wait, ISIS has tanks? Well no, that would be Syria, but when fabricating a narrative suicide bombers are as durable as tanks.
It's an even better counter when staging an offensive operation, aka an invasion, against the Syrian army and not just from one side but two sides: the east, via Iraq, and north, via Turkey, with the occasional bombing run by Saudi Arabia (with Jordan just waiting to enter from the South and "liberate" Damascus).
Got all of that? That’s good, because now, an ISIS suicide bomber (so not a tank) has reportedly detonated himself in a Saudi mosque.
- SUICIDE BOMBER STRIKES SHIITE MOSQUE IN SAUDI, REUTERS REPORTS
A suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shi'ite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers, residents said, killing and wounding several people.One witness described a huge explosion at the Imam Ali mosque in the village of al-Qadeeh. He estimated there were at least 30 casualties in the attack, where more than 150 people were praying. (Reuters)
A suicide bomber detonated himself in a Shiite mosque in Qatif, eastern Saudi Arabia pic.twitter.com/zl2UJcYAxr— Ali Hashem ??? ???? (@alihashem_tv) May 22, 2015
— Miriam Goldman (@Miriam411) May 22, 2015
And the official word from the Saudis:
The spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior: an explosion in a mosque in the town of alqudaih Al-Qatif province.
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Whodunnit? Why ISIS of course:
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There you have it. We're no weathermen, but based on recent history in Yemen we wonder if a "Decisive Storm" might be on the horizon in Syria.
We'll leave you with out prediction from yesterday, but with a slight modifiction.
So gun to our head, this is what happens next: a couple of the good ole' "chemical attack" false flag YouTube clips (or Saudi mosque bombings) once again emerge just around the time Obama announces it is time to send a tactical, contained group of troops in Syria to retake the "cultural heritage" that is Palmyra, at which point the war against ISIS morphs into what it has been from day one: the western attempt to crush and topple the Assad government, and to hand over control of Syria to Turkey and Iraq, just so the US, Saudi Arabia and Qatar can control what happens behind the scenes, by which we mean finally allow that long overdue Qatari gas pipeline to traverse the nation and sideline Russian gas deliveries to Europe.