US Air Force Pilots Bombing Desert In Syria, Returning With Ordnance Allegedly Intended For ISIS

syria_on_fireBy Brandon Turbeville

Ever since the U.S. bombing campaign over Syria that allegedly targeted ISIS began months ago, many Americans have been increasingly confused by the American impotence against the terrorist organization while the Russians have managed to decimate the jihadists after only a few weeks of steady bombing.

Since the United States has demonstrated time and time again its ability to bomb an entire country into the Stone Age, the capabilities of the U.S. Air Force should not be in question. Thus, either ISIS is a congerie of Supermen and special forces fighters (disproven by the effectiveness of Russian bombing) or the ineffectiveness of the US airstrikes are intentional.

This American malfeasance, however, is more than mere incompetence or laziness. As I have written on a number of occasions, the American bombing campaign, for what it’s worth, has been focused on Syrian civilian and Syrian military infrastructure.

For instance, as Russian forces dropped bombs and missiles on top of ISIS fighters all across Syria, lobbing cruise missiles from the Caspian, regular sortie missions, and combat helicopter attacks against ISIS and other “relatively moderate” cannibals and terrorists, the United States launched a bombing mission of its own against two power plants in Aleppo.

The power plants were located in al-Rudwaniya east of Aleppo and resulted in power outages affecting the Syrian people, adding to the American tradition of bombing civilian infrastructure instead of ISIS and other terrorist targets in Syria. The power outages only further contributed to the misery surrounding the people of Aleppo who have been bombarded by barbarians funded by the United States and NATO, intent on raping and beheading their way through the city and declaring their caliphate of pre-civilization on civilized people.

Yet the targeting of Syrian civilian infrastructure is not the only reason that American bombs have avoided ISIS. Simply put, the U.S. Air Force is refusing to actually target ISIS to begin with and are returning to base with their missiles and bombs intact or having intentionally missed the target altogether.

This information, which had been reported in the past but is now being reported more and more in the open along with increasing confirmation, indicates that U.S Air Force pilots have only been using about 25% of their ordnance on targets in Syria (including the infrastructure targets actually being bombed).

U.S. Air Force pilots who have returned from bombing raids in Syria are reporting that they are being forced to return back to base with around 75% of their ordnance because they are unable to get clearance to actually launch the strikes.

The head of the Russian Parliament’s International Affairs Committee, Alexei Pushkov, wrote that the United States actually spent an entire year bombing nothing but the desert as opposed to any ISIS targets.

Even a leading member of Congress was forced to address the issue at a meeting of the House Foreign Affairs Committee where he spoke with U.S. military leaders about the American “campaign” against ISIS.

“You went 12 full months while ISIS was on the march without the U.S. using that air power and now as the pilots come back to talk to us they say three-quarters of our ordnance we can’t drop, we can’t get clearance even when we have a clear target in front of us. I don’t understand this strategy at all because this is what has allowed ISIS the advantage and ability to recruit,” Royce said.

The Pentagon’s excuse for this policy is unconvincing to say the least – that the U.S. is refusing to bomb targets that may endanger the lives of civilians. Indeed, it must be increasingly difficult for Pentagon officials to utter such statements with a straight face after having supported a policy of arming terrorists and jihadists to rape and behead their way across Libya, Syria, and Iraq killing scores of civilians in the process, an invasion that rivals the American massacre of civilians after its invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Surely, civilian lives rarely enter into the equation when it comes to Syria except when propaganda deems it necessary.

The failure of the American bombing campaign against ISIS thus demonstrates that there has been no change of heart by the Americans when it comes to the terrorist organization it has created, funded, and armed to fight against the secular government of Bashar al-Assad.

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If the United States truly wished to defeat ISIS, it would never have funded it to begin with. At the very least, it would cease to do so now. Bombers would not only return empty handed, but they would have dealt a severe blow to the Jarablus corridor from which ISIS fighters and equipment consistently enter into Syria via their Turk facilitators. Clearly, there is no American interest in destroying ISIS.

Instead, the interest lies in continuing to use it as a proxy army against the Syrian government, Lebanon, Iran, and ultimately, Russia.

Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 500 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at)

  • Tom

    Will we see a new kind of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder resulting from this faux air war? Imagine the eternal shame these servicemen will have to live with knowing that they participated in the deliberate deception of the American people, and wasted billions of dollars doing it, all while the terrorists on the ground under their jets wreaked havoc unmolested. For a profession that supposedly thrives on honor it must be a cruel blow to discover there is none.

    • colinjames71

      I made a similar comment about this issue a few months ago, and a veteran of recent wars replied and said that the culture of following orders, obedience basically, was so engrained that something like you suggest wouldn’t enter into it. My take was more along the would-regular-military-revolt or something like that, as the awareness that the U.S. was facilitating ISIS and co. was growing. I would say our questions were two sides of the same coin. I can’t imagine some people won’t be pissed off, but as explained, there’s just too many brainwashed folk for it to matter. Fair question though, I wish I could remember more what the vet said to me, but it was pretty convincing.

      • Tom

        Only upon reading your comment was I reminded of the purge Obama did a couple of years ago of something like 250 high-level US military officers. Everyone knew at the time that something big was being prepared for… Was this it, a fake war where we’re really supporting the enemy, and Obama got rid of all the officers with too much integrity and honor to stand for it? At the time speculation was that he was getting rid of officers who might refuse to fire on Americans, but in retrospect both actions, firing on Americans and going along with a fake war could only be carried out by officers who cared more about their career than their honor.

        • colinjames71

          Yeah I forgot all about that, but I didn’t too deeply into it in the first place. Might have to dig around on that issue. Plausible a theory as any I suppose, yours is.

  • Albert Griggs

    Start HANGING War Profiteers ……. take the PROFIT out of Treason and Failure.

  • gifteconomy

    Bosnian and Albanian Muslims have been supported in the ninties and still are supporten in The Balkans!
    Now, from Kosovo and Bosnia they go help ISIS.
    Bin Laden helped Bosnian Muslims too – he was US ally for killing Serbs!
    Serbia will win against all criminals

  • not in

    Seams the Pentagon is not answerable to no one.

  • Edgardo L. Perez-De Leon

    Kerry is misguided if not delusional because there is no intent for US destroy ISIS,
    indeed created by it. There is no need for the Americans and British in Syria.
    US has been more than a year bombing the desert. The solution to the ISIS

    problem only will take only 2 weeks without removing Assad, after the deployment

    of ground troops to encircle ISISfrom all flanks without the assistance of Al Nursa,

    the Turkmen and the other terrorist groups supported by US, Turkey. Qartar, the UAE,
    and Saudi Arabia, if indeed they exist different than ISIS collaborators disguised

    as moderates (yes, now Al Queda of Syria are moderates. What convenient is for

    Kerry!). The ground troops are not going to be only Arabs and Syrians, because the
    Kurds and the Iranians are not Arabs, as are not the Turks, either. It
    is needed to create or expand refugees camps at all borders of the ISIS
    controlled territories (Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Turkey) before
    starting the campaign, with the main refugee camp at the Turkish border
    with Syria — ten miles wide– under the supervision of Germany and
    China on behalf of the UNO. Then spread by air leaflets asking the civil
    population to leave the area immediately –no warning to the truck drivers–

    inviting them to the refugees camps, screening all military age men going

    into the refugee camps and preventively place them under arrest assuming

    that they are ISIS operatives. No need for torture. No weapons allowed.Stop

    all commerce at the borders. Create a demilitarized zone at the Turkish-Syrian

    border and interrupt all commerce. Launch an initial limited EMP weapon attack
    (the Russians know how) to fry the circuits of all ISIS electronics and
    destroy all electronic driven infrastructure, even for water distribution.

    Then be ready to close the circle. The Russians and the
    Syrian armies at the west. Hezbollah at the south. The Shia Iranians and
    Iraquis at the east and the Kurds at the north with the support of
    ground troops from whoever wants to assist them but no Turks allowed
    because they do not get along and risk exists that will be stabbed the
    Kurds in the back by the Turks. The Jordanian army should be deployed at
    its border with Syria ready to kill escaping ISIS soldiers, unless they
    want to be part of the ground troops for the invasion. Close the circle
    and annihilate ISIS at the ground and from the air (if need). No more
    ISIS as state and send the Syrian refugees back from the refugee camps,
    from Europe, and from US. Let US solve the problem created in Libya and
    Nigeria (Boko Haram) by Clinton and Obama before interfering in Syria
    politics again. If is proven, actually confirmed, that Turkey is ISIS
    take it out from NATO, block its entry to the EU and prosecute Erdogan
    for war crimes and crimes against the humanity, including, but not
    limited, the downing of the Russian fighter and the civilian jet downed
    in Egipt. Erdogan must be accountable for ISIS. Spear his head, but not
    his neck.

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