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.
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) gmail.com.