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‘Unbelievable’ that US strike on Syrian army was mistake – former MI5 agent

We are asked by the United States to believe that the murder by the US Airforce of 80 soldiers in the Syrian Arab Army (the army of the elected Syrian government) was simply a 'mistake'. It seems more likely that the US is trying every trick in the book to stuff up all attempts at peace in the region. Is their ultimate aim is to wipe the Middle East clean of any organised peoples, stuff up Russia (using NATO/EU which they are desperately trying to prop up) and take over the petroleum assets? Whilst the US is an uninvited and illegal presence in Syria (whereas Russia is invited) it is also, with cooperation from the Saudis, keeping the price of oil down (by flooding the market with short-term fracking products) to assist promotion of instability in the oil-dependent states in the Middle East and South America/Central America, which the US hopes also to take over. The only hope here is for a Trump win because Hillary will only keep all this going, whereas he has made noises about keeping the US nose out of other peoples' business. As to whether all the American troops and commanders and allies in the Middle East and Syria are in on this, it is possible that they are not, as the following article from RT suggests, which makes the whole thing even more shocking. The following videoed interview and article were published as breaking news on RT news on 17 September at https://www.rt.com/op-edge/359690-us-syria-airstrike-unlikely-unintentional/.

Annie Machon is a former intel­li­gence officer for MI5, the UK Secur­ity Ser­vice, who resigned in the late 1990s to blow the whistle on the spies’ incom­pet­ence and crimes with her ex-partner, David Shayler. Draw­ing on her var­ied exper­i­ences, she is now a pub­lic speaker, writer, media pun­dit, inter­na­tional tour and event organ­iser, polit­ical cam­paigner, and PR con­sult­ant. She is also now the Dir­ector of LEAP, Europe. She has a rare per­spect­ive both on the inner work­ings of gov­ern­ments, intel­li­gence agen­cies and the media, as well as the wider implic­a­tions for the need for increased open­ness and account­ab­il­ity in both pub­lic and private sectors.

‘Unbelievable’ that US strike on Syrian army was mistake – fmr MI5 agent

The US must cooperate with Russia on intelligence matters in Syria, former MI5 agent Annie Machon told RT, expressing doubt over Washington’s explanation for the “unintentional” raid which killed over 60 Syrian soldiers on ISIS’ frontline.

“Russia has better human intelligence on the ground because it is cooperating, it is working with the Syrian authorities. So they have access to proper human intelligence, which is much better than the Americans tend to use, which is satellite surveillance and electronic surveillance,” Machon said.

Cooperation with Russians is “vital” in Syria because of the ever-changing battlefield situation on the ground, which US forces cannot grasp from the air, as they are not working with the government in Damascus. Without this cooperation, Machon fears, the ceasefire achieved by both sides on Monday could falter without securing its main objective.

Commenting on the actual US strikes which killed at least 62 Syrian soldiers and wounded around 100 others near the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor, on the front line of the struggle against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), Machon hinted that Washington’s decision to attack Syrian forces was likely premeditated.

“I find it slightly unbelievable that the Americans could hit this target thinking this was ISIS when in fact ISIS is laying siege to the city. And the Syrian forces for years now have been known to be holed up in that city. So it seems just strange that the Americans are just saying it was a bit of a mistake,” Machon told RT.

The former MI5 agent pointed out that Russian role in Syria is clear while the US policymakers are “divided” over their objectives in Syria.

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“We have some of the military that say they really need to go after ISIS, that that is the threat to the whole West. They want to work with Russia. Yet there is still this hawkish, neocon political approach which really just still wants to get rid of Assad for other strategic reasons, like supporting the regional American allies like Qatar and Saudi Arabia in the Middle East.”

Machon recalled a PBS interview last month during which former CIA deputy director Michael Morell who told host Charlie Rose that Damascus – as well as Iran and Russia – should “pay a big price” in term of casualties in Syria. Ahead of the US presidential election, Machon wondered if Saturday’s strikes stemmed from Morell’s views, who is a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton.

“He [Morell] was advocating the bombing of Assad, not to kill him, to scare him. So I’m wondering if there are elements within the US power structure that are actually going ahead ... [with] this sort of plan and bombing Assad’s military forces to scare him, to scare the Russians, to just try to make the point. And they are actually carrying this out already, rather than it just being a wish list from the former acting [deputy] director of the CIA.”

Another interpretation of the reasons behind the US strikes on Syrian army positions, Machon believes, could be to “reassure the so-called moderates,” who are funded and trained by the US, that Washington still supports them.

“So if indeed this was a planned air strike and it was indeed there to reassure the so-called moderate groups, that would make sense,” she explained.

If that is the case, Machon says that “Americans are dealing with fire” because the so-called moderate rebels often defect to Jihadist groups along with the military hardware provided by the US to fight against American forces and interests on the ground.

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Still anybody out there in doubt of the nefarious US-Nato plans in Syria & their links to the ISIS??


US Fighter Jets attacked Syrian Army units near the airport and killed 62 soldiers and injured 100. Deir Ezzor is a known ISIS stronghold and the US cannot make any excuses of "intelligence failure", as they always resort to - which by the way is an insult to "our intelligence"

Yet the Syrian Army has fast recovered from the attack & recovered territory, even as Syrian Govt has condemned the US aggression which essentially is defending the terrorists like ISIS, Jbahat Fatah al Shams (Syrian Al Qaeda, previously Jabhat al Nusra) and the Ahrar al Shams.

Putin has stated that the Militants and Terrorists are only taking advantage of the Russia-US brokered truce to regroup and rearm and that the US will be to blame for the failure.

The US agenda has shifted from "Regime Change-Assad Must Go" to the balkanisation of Syria, starting with a Kurdish Statelet in the North and then a Salafist-Wahhabi statelet/s with the pockets that they still control, with the US-Nato forces providing the aircover. This plan is doomed to fail, even as the Syrian Army and their Russian allies in combination with the Hezbollah, Iran and China continue to gain ground against the Islamists Jihadists terrorists. 

Syria, Russia and the allies must now towards a military solution of defeating all of the US-Nato-Saudi-GCC-Israeli backed Islamist Jihadists forces and reclaim all of sovereign Syrian territory

In solidarity

Feroze


https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/us-jets-attack-syrian-army-isis-captures-strategic-mountain-deir-ezzor/

US jets attack Syrian Army as ISIS captures strategic mountain in Deir Ezzor

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That did not last for too long though even as the Syrian Army quickly regained lost ground and had the ISIS on the run.


Syrian Army recovers territory in Deir Ezzor after US attacks their positions

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The attempt of the United States to conceal the fact that it is losing control on the situation in Syria may stand behind coalition airstrikes near Deir ez-Zor, Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said Sunday.http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/09/17/485146/Russia-Poznikhir-US-Syria-truce-ceasefire-Putin

US responsible for any collapse of Syria ceasefire, Russia warns

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Feroze Mithiborwala