By: Craig Andresen and Diane Sori / Right Side Patriots
At last Tuesday’s press conference with French President Francois Hallande, Barack Hussein Obama told two most grievous of lies with the first being about his wanting to stop ISIS in Syria for truth be told, Obama’s true goal is to remove Syrian President Bashir al-Assad from power, thus creating yet another vacuum of power…just like he did with the nightmare called the Arab Spring where ‘secular’ muslim dictators in Lybia, Egypt, and Yemen were forced from power. And Obama filled that power void with his brethren in the Muslim Brotherhood who in turn used ISIS aligned thugs as their police force…if you will…who instilled sharia law and started their attacks on Christians, and doing so in the most horrific of ways…with only Egypt pulling free via a military coup. And siding with the anything-but- moderate rebels in Syria will afford the same outcome and will add Syria into the ISIS ever-expanding caliphate.
And Obama’s lie number two…a lie Vladimir Putin will surely call him to task for…was about who caused Tuesday’s Russian helicopter to be blown-up as it tried to rescue the surviving pilot of the earlier in the day Turkish downing of a Russian fighter jet. And again the truth involves the Obama sanctioned anything-but-moderate rebels…in this case the ISIS-aligned Free Syrian Army… rebels whom the media stated blew-up the Russian helicopter, but what they dare not report is that they did so with an American TOW antitank missile, and guess who supplied the rebels with said missile… Obama and his administration of course.
But before we go further into recent events let’s get some much needed background info to see how we arrived at the point we are today.
And prime to that being that in this battle…in this proxy war… Vladimir Putin’s Russia are the good guys who support bad guy, Bashar al-Assad and his government vs. Barack HUSSEIN Obama who has aligned both himself and our country with the so much badder guys…that being the anything-but-moderate Syrian rebels…rebels not only aligned with ISIS but rebels who are ISIS.
There is something so terribly wrong with this picture.
And not only are these ‘supposed’ rebels ISIS but now we have a new wrench thrown into the Syrian mix…that being Turkey…Turkey which remains an ISIS training ground to this day.
Turkey is ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood majority government of islamist Recep Erdogan…the very man who has stated that “there is no moderate islam…there is only islam” and who has worked through social engineering campaigns to strengthen and consolidate Turkey’s power and his own rule. And Erdogan’s radicalization of Turkey can best be described as islamist, pro-Sunni, and Ottomanist in its leanings, as witnessed by the shouts of “Allahu Akbar” heard in the Basaksehir district during the moment of silence held for the victims of the recent terrorist attack in Paris.
The fact is Erdogan and Turkey have been directly supporting ISIS by keeping open its 510-mile border with Syria, giving ISIS, al-Nusra and other opposition groups a safe ‘rear base’ from which to bring in men and weapons, and most foreign jihadis have crossed Turkey on their way to Syria and Iraq. Also, in its capacity as a member of NATO, Erdogan’s Turkey has directly aided their fellow NATO member, the U.S., with providing the ‘supposed’ moderate rebels with recruitment, intelligence, training, and with the flow of weapons and spare parts, specifically to aid them in their fight against al-Assad’s government forces.
And Turkey benefits from lower oil prices even though Obama had, at one time, encouraged his pal, Erdogan, to ‘tighten up’ against the ISIS oil trade, and we have known that for a period of nearly three years, ending last year, of illegal pipelines running from Syria into Turkey carrying ISIS oil. Oil that some reports claim were providing kickbacks to members of Erdogan’s Turkish government while other reports indicated Turkish officials had been acting as strawmen…moving ISIS oil through Turkey.
And strawmen they were to the amount of ISIS moving through Turkey up to 120,000 barrels a day. Sold at a 70% discount, mostly to Asian markets, ISIS made between $100 and $150 million in 2014 from its oil sales, with Turkey getting a respectable share of those dollars for being the conduit.
Still wonder whose side Turkey is on…
Reports and suppositions are one thing but video is something else altogether. Watch as a Turkish military transport passes through an ISIS checkpoint inside Syria near Jarabulus.
In 2014, one member of the German Parliament accused Turkey of turning a blind eye in regards to arms being transported through Turkey to ISIS in Syria. Need we mention the covert weapons running connected to Benghazi here and that it was the Turkish diplomats who were acting as the strawmen in that bit of nastiness which eventually led to the murders of Ambassador Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty and Sean Smith.
Remember the WMD attacks Obama so quickly blamed on Bashar al-Assad? According to investigative journalist, Seymour Hersh, those attacks were actually carried out by ISIS and not only that, but also according to Hersh, Turkey had been pre-informed of the attacks. Did Turkey do anything to stop those horrendous attacks? No they did not nor have they since corrected Obama’s statements of false blame.
(For a full report on the rebels using WMDs CLICK HERE.
Even Joe Biden knows of Turkey’s close association with ISIS and he brought it up in October 2014, to students at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University when, with regard to Turkey, the UAE and Saudi Arabia, he stated…“Our allies in the region were our largest problem in Syria. They are so determined to take down Assad, that in a sense they started a proxy Sunni-Shia war by pouring hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of thousands of tons of weapons towards anyone who would fight against Assad.”
In fact, according to one ISIS commander who spoke to the Washington Post, “Most of the fighters who joined us in the beginning of the war came via Turkey, and so did our equipment and supplies.”
And Sky News in the UK obtained documented evidence showing Turkish officials stamping passports and allowing passage to ISIS fighters traveling to Syria. The BBC has interviewed villagers who report busloads of jihadis, not Syrian forces, traveling by night through Turkey toward both Syria and Iraq…a report backed up by the Daily Mail which filed their own reports of foreign jihadi fighters joining ISIS in both Syria and Iraq traveling through Turkey and that Turkish officials did nothing to stop them.
Also, in audio tapes, obtained via a corruption probe, Erdogan himself can be heard putting pressure on Hakan Fidan, the head of Turkey’s National Intelligence Agency (MIT) to go to war with Syria and to create some justification for it to which Fidan replied...“If need be, I’ll send 4 men into Syria. I’ll formulate a reason to go to war by shooting 8 rockets into Turkey; I’ll have them attack the Tomb of Suleiman Shah.” That’s correct…the head of Turkey’s version of the CIA was scheming to attack his own nation and blame it on Syria.
These, and so many more such reports regarding Turkey’s collaboration with ISIS can be read at the Columbia University Institute for the Study of Human Rights paper by clicking here: …but all of this begs some very serious answers to some very serious questions.
First, as Turkey is a NATO ally, shouldn’t we be aligned with and support them and second…but as Turkey is directly supporting our known enemy, and doing so in a time of war, why should we be held to NATO’s status quo? This is exactly the issue that arises when we find ourselves beholding to an international organization such as NATO or the U.N. rather than acting in our nation’s and in our real allied nation’s best interests.
In this case, Obama’s pal, Turkey’s Erdogan, who tells the world that he is against ISIS, is blatantly lying. He’s not against ISIS…he’s supporting ISIS at every turn so it is no wonder that a Turkish fighter jet shot down a Russian fighter jet as Russia is leading the charge against ISIS and other islamic terrorist groups in Syria. And when you add in Obama’s direct hand in the mess that is Syria, you can see why certain important pieces of information regarding Obama and Turkey have been buried under media-instigated diversions and deflections.
First, unbeknownst to ‘We the People’ Obama allied himself and the U.S. with al-Qaeda and other islamist terrorist groups in his laser-focused quest to topple al-Assad’s government as per what was then newly declassified documents obtained by Judicial Watch back in May of this year. And according to investigative reporter Nafeez Ahmed, the “leaked documents reveal that in coordination with the Gulf states and Turkey, the West intentionally sponsored violent Islamist groups to destabilize Assad, despite anticipating that doing so could lead to the emergence of an ‘Islamic State’ in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).”
And in going further, Ahmed stated that according to these newly declassified documents, “the Pentagon foresaw the likely rise of the ‘Islamic State’ as a direct consequence of the strategy, but described this outcome as a strategic opportunity to “isolate the Syrian regime.”
These documents also confirm that the prime make-up of the anti-Assad, so-called rebel forces were comprised of islamic insurgents affiliated to terror groups that would soon morph into ISIS. And yet Obama and Turkey continued providing them with weapons.
The 7-page document states that the Obama allied al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), the forerunner to the ‘Islamic State in Iraq,’ (ISI) which became the ‘Islamic State in Iraq and Syria,’ (ISIS) “supported the Syrian opposition from the beginning, both ideologically and through the media.”
Second, and isn’t it more than a bit odd that when ISIS started to destroy all the shrines, tombs, and ancient temples of Christians, Jews, and even muslims, that no Turkish ones were destroyed in their rampage…not a one. In fact, when it came to the shrine of the ‘grandfather’ of the Turkish Ottomans, Suleiman Pasha, which is located inside ISIS controlled areas of Syria, not only did ISIS not destroy this and other Turkish shrines, but facilitated the entry of Turkish troops to said shrines in order to protect them.
On August 15, 2014, the U.N. Security Council adopted Resolution 2170, condemning ‘systematic and widespread abuses of human rights and international humanitarian law’, including indiscriminate killing of civilians by terrorist groups, specifically citing ISIS and the al-Nusra Front. Accompanying the resolution was a report stating that the majority of the weapons these groups were using came from Turkey…the very Turkey who claims to be against ISIS yet has looked away to ISIS’ turning its 510-mile border with Syria into “an open highway for jihadists from around the world.”
And said report validated Turkey’s and specifically Erdogan’s support for ISIS when in January 2014, Turkish prosecutors sent a team of gendarmerie officers to search three trucks bound for Syria that carried a cargo of more than fifty missiles and rockets, and nearly forty crates of ammunition in boxes marked in Cyrillic, and were escorted by Turkish intelligence officers. The drivers were arrested and the cargo seized, but the governor of the southern province of Adana where the cargo was seized ‘declared’ that the trucks were moving on orders from then prime minister, now president Erdoğan. The drivers were then handed back to Turkish intelligence, and one of the drivers testified that the cargo had been loaded from a foreign airplane at Ankara’s Esenboga Airport and that “we carried similar loads several times before.” And a captured ISIS fighter also confirmed that the Turkish government had previously delivered weapons and military hardware to ISIS fighters in Syria.
And Turkey’s plan in all this is to have ISIS negate the Shi’ite influence in Syria, fight and remove al-Assad as president, and rebuild the country according to Turkey’s…to Erdogan’s…idea of a Muslim Brotherhood-type regime in Syria, after all Turkey has become the regional hub for the Muslim Brotherhood’s International Organization, as Turkey sees them first, as more ‘capable’ of caliphate building than is ISIS and second, with the Muslim Brotherhood instead of ISIS in charge of the caliphate, Turkey gets to play a dominant role in regional politics .
And here’s something truly grievous…something not being put out there by the Obama controlled media…that being that Turkey itself is a hub for islamic terror training, including ISIS training. Here is one video showing an al-Qaeda training camp in Turkey where members are gathering to train, and where the speaker is saying, “Destroy and blow up our enemies, victory is near…young men, enroll, land and win…young men its our religion attack with your weapons and win…spread throughout the earth and raze the strongholds of the unbelievers.”
And here is another video this time in Instanbul itself: https://www.youtube.com/wat?v=IyvdArvInU8 and another: http://www.military.com/video/forces/military-training/fsa-training-camp-in-turkey/2088464922001 and this one is an al-Qaeda sponsored Free Syrian Army training camp in Turkey.
Says a lot now doesn’t it.
And Turkey is also the home of ISIS training ‘camps’ for children…for ‘Ashbal’, Arabic for ‘lion cubs,’ meaning young fighters for the caliphate…as they know the value of getting them young, indoctrinating them before they have a chance to think for themselves. In fact, one such ‘camp’ out of a suspected many…this particular one run by the Uzbekistan Islamic Movement an al-Qaeda offshoot based near the Afghan border that has 5,000 Uzbek militants fighting alongside ISIS in Syria…was raided by the Istanbul Police Department Counterterrorism Unit just last month where dozens of children were being taught radical islam, extremist ideology, how to behead we infidels by practicing on dolls, and rules for living in ISIS controlled areas…keeping small numbers spread out in various places…in the city’s Pendik and Başakşehir Kayaşehir neighborhood districts. See video here:
So, Turkey has indeed proven to be a hotbed of terrorism for ISIS and al-Qaeda training camps yet they are a member of NATO…they shoot down Russian fighter jets knowing well that their actions could be a springboard to the start of WWIII…and still they expect that with the invoking of Article 4 of the NATO pact that the U.S. and the other NATO nations will come to their aid NO matter that they are actually on the enemies side of this battle…NO matter that they want ISIS to succeed in their caliphate building.
It seems to us that the first step toward winning a war is to cut off your enemy’s supply lines and in this case, the lines that supply ISIS, militarily and financially, run directly through and with the full support of…Turkey. The second step would involve cutting off ISIS’ oil supply, much of which comes from Iraqi oil fields…oil fields once secured by the U.S. military under Bush 43 and later abandoned to ISIS control by Barack Hussein Obama and neither of these steps can be accomplished by air strikes alone.
And as Turkey is an all-in supporter of ISIS, both of these first two steps put us, the United States, on a direct collision course with a fellow NATO member. How so…if we are to cut off ISIS’ oil, military, and financial supply lines, we must do so militarily within and against Turkey, our NATO partner. This is why Obama does not want ‘boots on the ground’ because regardless of ‘boots’ being in Syria, ‘boots’ going into Turkey would be seen as a direct act of war against a supposed ally. Putin then would be forced to choose sides and neither side serves his empire building agenda.
So, now we are in a catch-22 situation…do we militarily take out ISIS as we should have done in the beginning or do we let Vladimir Putin do our fighting for us knowing that if he is successful that America will have been demoted to a second-tier superpower nation. The other side of the catch-22 coin would pit us against a NATO ally in order to put an end to ISIS or simply chase ISIS, not through the gates of hell, but only to an arbitrarily drawn line on a map where they will have the opportunity, with the full support of that NATO ally…Turkey…to regroup and reemerge.
These are things that the Republican candidates need to understand instead of focusing on the anything-but-moderate rebels…once true moderates who are long dead now replaced by bad actors who are either supporting ISIS or who are ISIS itself. And all this nonsense about moderates is just another Obama lie that even those running believe instead of understanding that lie was told to divert us from the reality that those we thought of as allies are really nothing but his islamic brethren whom he is aiding in building the caliphate…the Levant…which stretches from Turkey through North Africa with Israel being wiped from the map.
Obama’s intent, it seems to us, is clear in that he and Erdogan, in an attempt to protect ISIS from destruction, have used NATO as a shield and that he and whoever becomes the liberal 2016 nominee will use NATO as a weapon against any GOP nominee who dares to speak the truth regarding this situation.
On the world stage of foreign policy and politics, it is often said that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend,” one thing is abundantly clear…Turkey, regardless of NATO alliances, is not the enemy of our enemy, ISIS, rather Turkey is the state sponsor of our enemy…the terrorist barbarians known as ISIS.