The Myth of the US “Knocking the Hell Out of ISIS” in Syria
ISIS is a US creation. So are al-Qaeda, its al-Nusra offshoot, and other terrorist groups - used by the Pentagon and CIA as proxy troops.
Trump claiming "(w)e're knocking the hell out of ISIS...We have defeated ISIS in Syria" are Big Lies. Earlier he boasted that he "know(s) more about #ISIS than generals do..."
Days after his December pullout announcement, he claimed "ISIS is largely defeated." In January, he said we are "continuing to fight ISIS." After promising to "rapidly withdraw from Syria" in December, he U-turned saying a pullout "could leave American forces there for months or even years."
Some inconvenient facts Trump, his geopolitical team, and US media do not wish to acknowledge are as follows:
- The US and its imperial partners support the scourge of ISIS and likeminded terrorist groups they pretend to oppose.
- Syria and Hezbollah forces, greatly aided by Russian airpower alone, are "knocking the hell out of ISIS," its ranks greatly diminished but not defeated.
- Turkey's Erdogan pretends to oppose the scourge he actively supports, giving ISIS and other terrorists safe haven in the country's territory, letting them move freely back and forth cross border.