Did The U.S. Really Bomb A Mosque In Syria? Many Factors At Play In Latest Reports

By Brandon Turbeville

If new reports are accurate, the Trump administration is now doing all it can to not only continue Obama’s war crimes in Syria but apparently to do so in the most visible fashion possible. Only a few days after mobilizing U.S. troops in Northern Syria near Manbij, the United States has allegedly launched airstrikes in al-Jineh under the guise of targeting terrorist organization, Ahrar al-Sham, an al-Qaeda affiliate. Instead of hitting terrorists, however, reports are suggesting that the U.S. simply blew up a mosque, killing around forty civilians.

At the very beginning, of course, the Western media apparently ran headlines claiming that it was the Russians who bombed the mosque. Later, it was reported that it was the United States who was the responsible party; however, the Russian headlines were scrubbed and new stories published reporting the bombing as well as the public denials by the U.S. military.

The airstrike took place in al-Jineh in Aleppo province. The U.S. claims that the bombing was intended for a building nearby that was believed to be hosting an al-Qaeda meeting. U.S. officials claim that the intended building is 40 to 50 feet away from the mosque and even state that the mosque is still standing. The military claims images actually prove the mosque is still standing.

“We did not target, nor did we strike a mosque,” Major Josh Jacques, a spokesman for US Central Command (Centcom) told the BBC.

“We targeted an al-Qaeda gathering across the street from a mosque. The mosque does not appear to be damaged following the strike. We are aware of the reports of civilian casualties and we are looking into it,” he said.

If the military did not destroy the mosque, then we strongly encourage the immediate release of photographic proof. Perhaps the Russians, whose own satellites have debunked many a propaganda story, would be of some help in this regard also.

The U.S. had originally said that the bombing took place in Idlib province. It later said that it took place in the Aleppo province.

It should be noted at this point that Ahrar al-Sham is one of the very terrorist organizations the Russians have been bombing, despite being accused of bombing “moderate rebels” and committing “war crimes” in the process.

Interestingly enough, the report of the mosque being destroyed came first from the Syrian Observatory For Human Rights (SOHR), a one-man band operation based in England and unapologetically pro-terrorist. Even more ironic, the bombing was condemned by the terrorist support group, the White Helmets, who posted a video it claims to have been taken from the mosque.

A U.S. military official quoted by CNN did confirm that an airstrike occurred in that area.

What is most interesting about this incident is that, while it is absolutely believable that the United States would target a mosque and civilians (it has had no qualms about doing so in the past in Syria or in other countries), the corporate mainstream press has tended to hide those allegations by presenting them as Russian attacks or simply refusing to report on them altogether. This time, the entirety of the media is reporting on the incident.

Secondly, the White Helmets, who are actually lavishly praised and funded by the U.K. and U.S. governments have condemned the attacks, providing alleged proof that they occurred and the SOHR, another darling and creature of the West (funded by an EU country), is also providing much of the reportage regarding the bombing. Both of these sources have roundly projected the Western establishment line on the Syrian crisis from the beginning so one wonders why they would be in contradiction to the U.S. now?

Another terrorist supporter, Bellingcat, is also producing “evidence” (NOTE: Bellingcat’s “evidence” is nothing short of carefully crafted propaganda) contradicting the U.S. military’s claims.

The U.S. is no stranger to bombing civilians, however. In 2015, it bombed a Doctors Without Borders facility in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

The United States regularly bombed civilians and civilian areas in Syria throughout the conflict as well as bombing oil refineries, grain silos, and other forms of civilian infrastructure. Indeed, the entire Syrian conflict is the fault of the United States and the West who currently have the blood over 400,000 Syrians on their hands.

Regardless of who or what was bombed today in Syria, the fact is that the United States is an invader. It is an unwelcome, unwanted, illegal party to the conflict and is clearly the aggressor nation. The fact that it has funded terrorists, armed and directed them for six years now puts the blame for any deaths anywhere in the country related to the conflict or decreased living standards squarely upon its shoulders.

However, the fact that the U.S. media, typically frothing in its anti-Syria stance, is reporting the alleged war crime at such a volume is highly interesting. So is the fact that terrorist supporting organizations like BellingCat and SOHR as well as actual terrorist support groups like the White Helmets would join in the chorus of condemnation. This provides yet another reason to wonder exactly what else is boiling below the surface.

Did the U.S. commit an additional war crime in Syria? Did its war crime get exposed due to a deep state civil war? Did the U.S. not actually bomb a mosque? Or, are we seeing cleverly constructed theatre playing out before our eyes where the war crimes of a Republican are typically shown on screen to the horrors of leftist viewers who gushed at death and destruction for eight years under a Democrat? Only time will tell but one thing seems certain – there is more to this situation that meets the eye.

Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is the author of seven 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, The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President, and Resisting The Empire: The Plan To Destroy Syria And How The Future Of The World Depends On The Outcome. Turbeville has published over 1000 articles on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s radio show Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. His website is BrandonTurbeville.com He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.

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  • hvaiallverden

    go f… your self

    • Chris B

      Go FIND your self? Go FREE yourself? And who exactly? The readers? The author? The Syrians? The US? Republicans? Democratics? So much to consider from this most eloquenatly posed musing from blabblahverden

      • StaggerLee360

        He’s a racist moron. Read his comments. He can’t compose a sentence or spell. Second graders have a better education. He’s an ignorant Jew-hater. Nothing new here.

        • Common Sense

          Beware the hate meme that seems to be exponentially growing. Comment sections almost everywhere seem to have devolved into infantile name calling, ( although I suspect many are fake to make people join in the chorus, or promote despair that all is going bad )

          Remember, a wise man never argues with a fool.

  • Tom

    Did The U.S. Really Bomb A Mosque In Syria?
    For the sake of ISIS and Al Qaeda, US would bomb anything anywhere.
    US army fighting power is outsourced to these boy and gal.

  • taxpayer22

    Erdogan in Turkey : Mosques are our forts, Muslims our soldiers ..

  • PJ London

    The MSM had a choice, “Attack ISIS” or “Attack Trump”.
    Well, what did you think they would do?

    • Andrew Pate

      Trump is the side show so the military can carry on as before and keep those war drums a beating and keep creating enemy’s.

  • NJguy – Proudly Deplorable

    Hopefully they destroy as many as possible.

  • Stacy

    Wow! I just found this site because I read the article half way through about McCain. It sickened me so that I will have to read the rest on another day. Is this an American Site? Trump, nor the U.S. citizens can be blamed for what Obama did. He wasn’t even allowed to be president in the first place, so as far as I am concerned our history has an 8 year void. I can’t even consider that clown as being human, just a demon in a human host. Is the author of this article unaware that the White Helmets are a Soros group? They have put out propaganda saying that we did things that we did not before, so as far as I can see, they cannot be trusted even as far as they can be seen. ANY death to ANY Syrian is not a bad thing! How can anyone call them “civilians”? They rape & beat their own children? How can that even be considered “civil”? Their children kill people for ISIS! There is NO reason to feel sorry for anyone there! They are almost all Muslim & that is nothing to feel sorry for! They have doomed themselves for years by not letting their offspring believe in the REAL God or even Jesus Christ. You can have NO peace without Christ. They are getting exactly what they deserve….Hell. They did not hit a Mosque, but the building across the street. Besides, would it be a bad thing to destroy a Mosque, they want to die anyway because they have no life…. running around trying to spread peace….lol. There will be NO peace in the world until Israel is at peace! And that will NOT happen until Christ returns! Who, from over there, is there to trust, that would send pics back?? We are on a mission to combat terrorism & there are no “wrongs” or bad targets in that. Civilians are always a possibility, when there are indeed “civilians” in the vicinity. Which, in this case, there weren’t any.

    • collette.robert@yahoo.com

      You are aware of course that Israel did 9/11 to start a war between Muslims and Christians.

    • Andrew Pate

      In reality you will be waiting a long time for Christ to come back. He should have been here 1000 years ago so I dont see him coming any time soon. The other thing to look at is who will believe him? How will you recognise him? And how will he save you. Think about it?

  • Billo

    The question is did Trump do the civilian murdering or was it authorized by the deep state government to make him look bad?

  • collette.robert@yahoo.com

    The question is when did the U.S. declare war on Syria?

    • Andrew Pate

      Still Waiting. When was the last time the US declared a war on any country since WW2?

      • Common Sense

        I believe that was the last time. WW2
        All the rest have been illegal without congress approval.

        A lot has happened while we slept, and we are just now looking around and realizing it.
        Rome collapsed under the extreme corruption much like we seem to be, but our so called leaders are different. It won’t happen to them. Their special.
        Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Sound familiar?
        The people in control are not in their right minds.

        • Andrew Pate

          So all of the US wars since 1945 are illegal. Would their invasions be more aggressive than Russia’s since 1945?

  • collette.robert@yahoo.com

    How do you really feel? Your anger is justified and your perceptions are accurate.

  • Karl Grosvenor

    Of course they did the American military machine is the most trigger happy and incompetent military on earth they are always bombing friends,allies and civilians that’s their what they always do!

  • sallyM

    Islam is not a religion. It is a dictatorship and they use their women as scape goats. Cover up and don’t go any where unless you have company. Don’t drive don’t educate yourself. The men, of course, run around free whilst they keep their slave in the house bare foot and pregnant.
    and what Stacy said.

  • Common Sense

    I don’t think or believe the same as Stacey, BUT…
    I would defend her or him to have the right to believe what they want as long as they obeyed the law. That is one of the principals this nation was founded under and an attitude we need to show toward our fellow Americans more.

    Our national motto should be “Do No Harm”

  • Common Sense

    So your answer is to just paint everyone with the same broad brush.

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