While Russian warplanes over Syria have been systematically eradicating - and providing supporting video evidence - countless ISIS outposts and command centers over the past two weeks in Islamic State-held territories (even if in the process they may have taken on some of the CIA-supposrted "moderate rebels" whose only purpose was to remove Assad and are now left without US support), many have been wondering just what the US airforce, which over the past year has been engaged in "supporting missions" over the same region, has been doing? After all, shouldn't US warplanes have been doing for the past year what Putin's air force has been busy with in the past 14 days?
One answer, and a rather provocative one as it goes counter to everything that US has publicly claimed, comes courtesy of Hayder al-Khoei, an associate fellow at Chatham House, who notes that "another 'U.S. supports ISIS' video is going viral in Iraq." In the video US "parachutes & supply crates" are seen in the area of Iraq's Baiji refinery, a site of recurring ISIS incursions and battles. He adds that "Vids like this & others of helos flying above Hashd/ISF positions towards ISIS-held areas reinforce narrative that US supports ISIS in #Iraq."
While the videos are clearly unconfirmed, the bigger question is with the US now ending its official support of Syria's "moderate rebels" in Syria - those who were tasked to "fight ISIS" but were in fact merely arming it while failing in their given task to toppled Assad - will the Pentagon also cease support for its clandestine op, the one which has the US supporting both al Qaeda and ISIS in their pursuit to topple the Syrian leader who has steadfastly refused to allow passage to a Qatari gas pipeline.
We should know the answer in the coming weeks, because if ISIS - under the constant bombardment of Russia - is suddenly in full retreat from the region and disappears as fast as it has appeared, then the biggest post-mortem question should be: how is it that Russia succeeded in eradicating a terrorist threat which the US was supposedly fighting for over a year, and whether instead of fighting ISIS the Pentagon, and the CIA (which as most know by now created ISIS) weren't unofficially supporting it?
The final question: why did Al Qaeda not issue proclamations such as the one below issued hours ago, during the "coalition"-led campaign to eradicate the region of alleged terrorists, and instead had to wait until the Russians showed up before calling in sheer panic for a united front against the aggressor?