As Turkey marches forward in its plan to establish “Buffer Zones” in Syria, the nature of the Turkish-backed forces and the real purpose of the Turkish invasion are becoming more and more clear for all to see.
As many in the alternative media have realized for quite some time, Turkey’s military incursion into Syria is an attempt to establish the solidification of ISIS/terrorist staging grounds inside Syria as well as to prevent the solidification of Kurdish forces in both Syria and Turkey. While the mainstream media tends to present Turkish-backed forces as moderates fighting against ISIS, the truth is that the Turk-backed fighters are barely distinguishable from ISIS. In fact, in many cases, the groups are one in the same.
They do, however, provide a good pretext for claiming victories over ISIS, justifying, and maintaining a hold on territory seized by these terrorists after they have “driven out ISIS.”
Interestingly enough, Turkish-backed forces are reported by the Western mainstream corporate press as having doubled their ranks by conquering ISIS territory in Syria. Yet, in what other war does an army double its ranks simply by capturing territory? How would Turk-backed forces do so? That is, how would they do so unless ISIS fighters were joining their ranks as territory was “captured?”
The Free Syrian Army, of course, is notorious for savagery and brutality as well as heinous war crimes despite being labeled “moderate” by the West.
The video can be viewed here:
— Syria Today (@todayinsyria) March 3, 2017
No one knows for sure what exactly has happened to the soldiers as of yet but some believe that they may be used as a bargaining chip with the Syrian government who is now engaging in greater cooperation with Kurdish forces as the battle for Manbij looms and the possibility of a direct Turkey-Syria confrontation is on the horizon. Indeed, as part of this coalition, we have already seen a direct military operation against the Syrian army. This was bound to happen eventually as the Turks have invaded and occupied Syrian territory while the Syrian government has vowed to take that territory back sooner rather than later.
Still, it is ironic that Turkey’s military operation, in part designed to keep Kurdish forces from forming a united front, is actually succeeding in forcing greater cooperation between Syrian Kurdish forces and the Syrian government.
One can view photos of the soldiers in the article by Paul Antonopoulos of al-Masdar News entitled “Photos Released Of Syrian Army Soldiers Injured By Turkish Military Near Manbij.”
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 eight books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, and The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, The Difference It Makes: 36 Reasons 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 700 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.