Read This Before The Government Uses the Orlando Shooting to Start Another War

soldier-cryingBy Claire Bernish

Late Thursday evening, the Wall Street Journal reported, 51 State Department officials signed a statement condemning U.S. policy in Syria in which they repeatedly call for “targeted military strikes against the Damascus government and urging regime change as the only way to defeat Islamic State.”

“In other words,” as Zero Hedge summarized, “over 50 top ‘diplomats’ are urging to eliminate [Syrian Pres. Bashar al] Assad in order to ‘defeat ISIS’, the same ISIS which top US ‘diplomats’ had unleashed previously in order to … eliminate Assad.”

This Gordian Knot created by United States foreign policy — and intensified by that same policy — means not only could war with Syria be on the horizon, but if that happens, the U.S. could be facing a far more serious threat.

While discontented officials used what’s known as the “Dissent Channel” — “an official forum that allows employees to express opposing views,” State Department spokesman John Kirby explained in the WSJ — Saudi government officials employed more direct means to press their interests with the U.S. in Syria.

In a meeting with President Obama on Friday, Saudi foreign minister Adel al Jubair asserted, “Saudi Arabia supports a more aggressive military approach in Syria to get Assad to agree to a political solution,” as CBS’ Mark Knoller tweeted.

Of course, this meeting and the push for increased military force couldn’t be more timely to drum up public support, as a heated national debate has ensued following the deadly attack on an Orlando nightclub purportedly carried out by Omar Mateen — who pledged loyalty to ISIS as he killed 49 people and wounded over 50 others.

Despite the CIA’s report acknowledging it found no tangible connections between Mateen and the so-called Islamic state — also released on Friday — the narrative concerning his ISIS ties saturated mainstream headlines for days, almost certainly cementing the link in the public’s mind.

Disgruntled politicians eager to overthrow Assad — thus also carrying out Saudi goals — can now facilely flip the script to assert deposing the Syrian government is necessary in the fight against everyone’s enemy, the Islamic State.

“Failure to stem Assad’s flagrant abuses will only bolster the ideological appeal of groups such as Daesh [ISIS, etc.], even as they endure tactical setbacks on the battlefield,” the WSJ reported the dissenting cable stated.

But concerns about bloating ISIS’ following borders on comical, except for the potential waterfall of repercussions from carrying out targeted strikes on the Syrian government, considering the U.S. government, itself, once expressed the desire for the rise of an Islamic State to aid in the overthrow of — you guessed it — Assad.

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If the situation unravels there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist Principality in eastern Syria (Hasaka and Der Zor), and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime, which is considered the strategic depth of the Shia expansion (Iraq and Iran).

Former Director of National Intelligence and retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, however, spoke to Al Jazeera about this ill-fated, notorious strategical blunder.

“You’re on record as saying that the handling of Syria by this administration has been a mistake. Many people would argue that the U.S. actually saw the rise of ISIL coming and turned a blind eye, or even encouraged as a counterpoint to Assad,” journalist Mehdi Hasan prefaced his query, adding, “The U.S. saw the ISIL caliphate coming and did nothing.”

Flynn responded, “Yeah, I think that we — where we missed the point. I mean, where we totally blew it, I think, was in the very beginning.”

Besides backing and blessings from the Saudi government for aggression on the Syrian front, dissent among U.S. officials couldn’t be more imperative in their eyes, because, as the WSJ reported:

The internal cable may be an attempt to shape the foreign policy outlook for the next administration, the official familiar with the document said. President Barack Obama has balked at taking military action against Mr. Assad, while the Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton has promised a more hawkish stance against the Syrian leader. Republican candidate Donald Trump has said he would hit Islamic State hard but has also said he would be prepared to work with Russia and Syria.

In fact, as Zero Hedge also noted, an albeit contested report from earlier this week claimed Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman made comments including “a claim that Riyadh has provided 20 percent of the total funding to” Clinton’s campaign.

Politicians and officials, in other words, are fast aligning a narrative touting the need to wage war with Syria in order to have it carried out by the candidate they assume will next take the White House.

And despite being a risky move in its own right — not to mention a potentially superficial, if not muddying, solution to an almost solely U.S.-created problem — ramping up military airstrikes in Syria could quite literally spark war with Russia.

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“The Russian Air Force bombed U.S.-trained rebels in southern Syria not once, but twice Thursday, and the second wave of attacks came after the U.S. military called Russia on an emergency hotline to demand that it stop,” an unnamed defense official with knowledge of the situation told Fox News.

Russia has repeatedly warned against U.S. moves to oust Assad, which President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, reiterated following the tense situation Thursday and the report calling for increased military targeting of the Syrian government saying, it “wouldn’t help a successful fight against terrorism and could plunge the region into total chaos.”

As recently as February, Saudi Arabia proposed sending its own troops to join the fight against ISIS — which Russia wholly condemned. As head of the State Duma committee, Pavel Krasheninnikov, warned, “Syria has to give official consent, to invite, otherwise it will be a war.”

Now, it appears, that war might be closer than ever.

Syria doesn’t constitute the only arena of contention between the U.S. and Russia. As Anti-Media reported this week, continued buildup of NATO forces along the old Cold War foe’s borders in the Balkans and Poland — and particularly also in the Black Sea — has provoked Russia sufficiently enough for officials to caution the move might amount to aggression.

“This is not NATO’s maritime space and it has no relation to the alliance,” Russia’s director of European affairs told Interfax.

Nonetheless, the U.S. and E.U. have proffered a policy whereby defense of its installations on foreign soil is being carried out under the cloak of the NATO alliance — possibly with the intent of posturing dominance in the region to create a buffer zone for operations in Syria.

Pipelines through Syria would specifically allow oil and natural gas to flow to the European Union, which currently sources that fuel primarily from Russia. In other words, if Russia wants to defend its profitable relationship with the E.U., it must defend against the U.S.-led, Saudi-supported overthrow of its Syrian ally, Assad.

Meanwhile, civilians in Syria have been treated like cannon fodder and are fleeing for their lives — but the intensifying geopolitical maneuvers appear more likely than ever to have brought us all to the brink of a third world war.

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18 Comments on "Read This Before The Government Uses the Orlando Shooting to Start Another War"

  1. this repeated Rhetoric, that Assad must go is wearing very thin, and how many times have we got to hear about a suspected bomber was know days or a week before the tragedy or any tragedy, and that the CIA or the FBI knew about it, and what does that tell you, what it tell me is that the person or persons were already chosen and programed to do this job, like all the others around the world and some of the local authorities are in on it and some are not, it is self inflicted and the world is waking up to it, and usually the only people who have the program and the facilities to do these jobs including all plane sabotage is CIA-MOSSAD, and you can safely say this every time it happens, and you will only have a one per cent chance of being wrong.

  2. cellaphaneman | June 18, 2016 at 6:27 am | Reply

    The ongoing hatred of Israhell and the muslim countries intensifies. This is what may bring on w3.
    The Orlando incident smacks of cia and mossad involvement. They wish to ferment the muslim christian hatred to start ww3.
    The Syrians are fleeing on account of they have no way of defending themselves and their government is unable to provide any safety nets – lesson learned.

  3. It is clear when American women too (NDAA 2017) have to fight for the US war elite that WWIII is beeing prepared.
    I wish American people to be able to STOP own satanic elite gone mad

  4. TellTheTruth-2 | June 18, 2016 at 12:05 pm | Reply

    Top diplomats my a** .. they’re low life neoCON scum.

  5. Call a spade a spade for Pete’s sake. It is US geopolitical moves that are bring all of us closer to a major Word war. Russia is an invited party in Syria, protecting the Syrian people and government from American depredation and from American supported virulent terrorism. Those are the facts, now rationalize American actions as you see fit!

  6. Zaphod Braden | June 18, 2016 at 2:27 pm | Reply

    Take those 51 State Dept HEROES down to processing for uniforms and gear.
    Make certain they know how to clean their weapons as they will be in the Front Lines for the DURATION.

    • Make sure they bring their women with them since the new Defense Authorization bill includes women registering for selective service.
      We can wipe out the bloodline pretty fast if they are all on the front lines.

  7. Observing All | June 18, 2016 at 4:03 pm | Reply

    All of these fake diplomats are nothing more than Jew-owned psychopaths.

  8. The Zionist elites never stopped wanting to overthrow Assad to get to Iran and y’all buffer whites gunna fall for it cus Donald Trump is gunna lead you into war he’s the one that said we have to attack Iran well how do you get to Iran you take out Syria so Iran is surrounded this is what the US has been doing for decades with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and Libya and now they almost done

  9. Very Interesting indeed!

  10. “In a meeting with President Obama on Friday, Saudi foreign minister Adel al Jubair asserted, “Saudi Arabia supports a more aggressive military approach in Syria to get Assad to agree to a political solution,” as CBS’ Mark Knoller tweeted.”

    – I’m not the only one who believes Obama/Soetero to be a Saudi asset, am I? – Isn’t this what Andrew Breitbart & Tom Clancy were killed about?

    Terrorism is already happening and it’s terror by governments to their own people – except they are not their own people, but considered simply as cannon-fodder and useless eaters by those gangster-tyrantss posing as politicians with all the guns/power.

    Try winning a gunfight with a knife and see how you get on. These bullies want to take guns away from people so they can be bigger bullies, it really is very simple.
    It’s good for good people to be able to defend themselves. No guide will take you into the back country of Alaska without the fire power to kill a bear – same difference with the globalist gangsters trying to take over the world. – actually they are more like black mould spreading around a room with unhealthy air..

  11. yes, gary johnson

  12. conrad caldwell | June 20, 2016 at 8:46 am | Reply

    Sorry, this post is BS.
    The 51 State Dept. diplomats are urging a “judicious use of force” song cruise missiles to compel Assad to stop ceasefire violations, NOT the elimination of Assad (though that would be nice).

  13. Scott Lindsay | June 20, 2016 at 1:25 pm | Reply

    The USA has supported and train ISIL given them money weapons and the blind eye to murder women and children such pigs that they are.Then look at Cuba were they keep and torture men looking for connections between them and the same terrorists that the USA has trained and supplied weapons to,. can this get anymore obscene.The USA is run by a bunch of sociopaths that will kill anything and anyone for power and wealth and must be stopped.Russia I am on your side were can I sign up?

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