21WIRE’s Vanessa Beeley has reported from Syria that ISIS has moved into Idlib, arriving in the city of Jisr Al Shughour which is close to the border of Latakia:
“Haras Al Deen is coalition of Nusra Front #AlQaeda & ISIS fighters who arrived in Jisr Al Shughour 3 days ago suspected to be fm Iraq via Turkey. 2000 strong force. Territory extends to North of Lattakia” via @khalediskef #ldlib @21WIRE
— vanessa beeley (@VanessaBeeley) September 11, 2018
This is the ‘carte blanche’ U.S. forces need to muscle into Idlib on the back of their self-styled mandate for occupying Syria which is to “Fight ISIS.” Recent statements from the U.S. about possibly intervening in Idlib may have alluded to this very possibility. Such a move by the U.S. would exacerbate an already tense situation between the Syrian and Russian coalition at attempting to liberate the province from its al-Qaeda led terrorist occupation. The US has also deployed a detachment of combat Marines into Syria this week. Add to this, a confused Turkey who is torn between the rebel-terrorists groups it’s been hosting and supporting for the last 7 years and wanting to also eliminate any Kurdish opposition in northern Syria – while trying to maintain a respectable face with its Astana and NATO partners.
A staged chemical stunt may not be needed by the US to intervene in Idlib, if instead ‘ISIS’ becomes the US imperative, thus using the cut-out bait terror group to justify the ongoing US disruption and illegal ‘train and equip’ operations in Syria. As long as ISIS fighters are there, so are U.S. forces – such is official Washington’s public-facing policy.
All of the outrage about an “impending massacre” in Idlib may also be a ploy so Turkey and the U.S. can both move in to take up positions and thus allowing al-Qaeda/ Nusra and other terrorists to extend their occupation of key parts of the province – which will of course only extend the war, along with both U.S. and Turkish illegal occupations in Syria.
Watch this space…