… from Russia Today, Moscow
[ Editors Note: You know what I am going to say…“You just can’t make this stuff up.“ Biden spilled the beans, but only some of them on the Jihadi Frankensteins unleashed in Syria to help do what the FSA could not.
He used his high profile Harvard talk to blame not only our Gulf allies, but Turkey our NATO ally who he had just visited to get assistance on fighting ISIS. the terror group that it had provided the main logistics support.
The Kurds should not be too happy to hear this, nor Iran, both of whom have extensive business relations with Turkey. I don’t claim to be a NATO rule expert but I suspect some rather large violations of their rules on supporting terrorism, but for which Turkey would by no means be the only guilty NATO party.
But Biden did lie. The US has been supporting regional terrorists, particularly the Chechens that the Bush-Cheney crowd created a base for in the Republic of Georgia. Our VT correspondent there, Jeffery Silverman, has been all over that story.
The Chechen war battle hardened core group has been among the nastiest Jihadis. Old Joe also left out Israel’s support, so he made a fool of himself by pretending to come clean. But when does Joe ever miss a chance to play the fool.
Expect to see some major leaks coming out in the next week proving extensive US involvement in state sponsored terrorism. Yes, much of that is going to be centered around our outsourced Homeland Security terror operations, but some Republican Neocons and the usual multinational bigwigs are involved, also. Biden did not name them because THEY can name names themselves.
As I have been covering in my interviews, Obama has nutted out on this removing Assad Jihad, despite the total disaster it has been, and how those involved would make a great effort to absolve themselves of any responsibility.
You are watching the opening of that campaign with the VP running interference, with chapter one being “blame the other people first”. A special contempt mention goes out to the UN crowd who knows all of this and has not said a word. They do so love those paychecks… Jim W. Dean ]
– First published … October 03, 2014 –
US Vice-President Joe Biden has accused America’s key allies in the Middle East of allowing the rise of the Islamic State (IS), saying they supported extremists with money and weapons in their eagerness to oust the Assad regime in Syria.
America’s “biggest problem” in Syria is its regional allies, Biden told students at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University on Thursday.
“Our allies in the region were our largest problem in Syria,” he said, explaining that Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the UAE were “so determined to take down Assad,” that in a sense they started a “proxy Sunni-Shia war” by pouring “hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of thousands of tons of weapons” towards anyone who would fight against Assad.
“And we could not convince our colleagues to stop supplying them,” said Biden, thus disassociating the US from unleashing the civil war in Syria. “The outcome of such a policy now is more visible,” he said, as it turned out they supplied extremists from Al-Nusra Front and Al-Qaeda.
All of a sudden the regional powers that sponsored anti-Assad rebels awakened to the dawn of a major international security threat in the face of ISIS – now called Islamic State. After being essentially thrown out of Iraq it found open space and territory in eastern Syria and established close ties with the Al-Nusra Front which the US had earlier declared a terrorist group.
Now Washington needs a coalition of Sunni states to fight the Islamic State because “America can’t once again go in to Muslim nation and be the aggressor, it has to be led by Sunnis, to attack a Sunni organization [the IS],” Biden said, acknowledging that it is for the first time that the US uses a geopolitical strategy.
“Even if we wanted it to be, it cannot be our fight alone,” Biden said. “This cannot be turned into a US ground war against another Arab nation in the Middle East.”
“But of what I’m more astonished is of his apparent amnesia about what America and Britain were trying to ferment in Syria only a year ago. They were not only putting staff intelligence personnel on the ground, and providing logistical support to the rebels in Syria; they were spearheading the campaign to try to oust Assad,” former MI5 agent Annie Machon told RT.
She added that “Perhaps, the Vice President is finally learning some lessons from history. It does not matter who you think your friends are going to be in the region. Very often they will be taken over or subsumed into a more radical group.”