In a series of reports floating around even some of the mainstream press organs, a video has emerged that reportedly shows U.S. “commandos” fleeing U.S.-backed rebels in the northern part of Syria.
The video shows what appears to be American soldiers riding in the backs of white Toyota pickups leaving the area that Turkish troops, with FSA terrorists in tow, recently conquered from “ISIS” militants. While many of the reports suggest that the soldiers are “fleeing” the scene, the men in the footage seem incredibly nonchalant for those who are trying to escape. Instead, they seem calm, even waving at the FSA terrorists shouting abuse at them as they drive away.
Other reports claim that the commandos entered the town of al-Rai, fighting alongside the Turks and FSA but were soon forced out by the terrorists. But, as mentioned, the Americans do not seem as if they are under attack but as if they are simply leaving the scene.
Video footage appears to show US commandos fleeing a Syrian town under a barrage of abuse and insults hurled at them by fighters from the American-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebel group.
The video appears to be the first evidence of US special forces cooperating with Turkish troops in their battle against Islamic State (Isil).
The incident illustrates the complex web of alliances and enmities in Syria, where many of America’s allies are fighting each other and some rebel groups that receive US support still harbour strong anti-American sentiments.
The footage shows a crowd of rebel fighters in the town of al-Rai near the Turkish border, which was captured from Isil by Syrian rebel groups with the backing of Turkey. Turkey, which launched a military incursion into Syria in late August, has been backing the FSA.
To be sure, the terrorists in the video are hurling insults at the soldiers. As Sanchez reports,
The fighters scream anti-American chants as a column of pick-up trucks carrying US commandos drives away from them.“Christians and Americans have no place among us,” shouts one man in the video. “They want to wage a crusader war to occupy Syria.”
Another man calls out: “The collaborators of America are dogs and pigs. They wage a crusader war against Syria and Islam.”
RT reports similar verbal assaults. It writes,
The footage shows a group of agitated men, gathered in the town square, shouting anti-American slogans in Arabic, as a cavalcade of vehicles passes by.
The chants include: “Down with America,” “Get out you dogs,” and “They are coming to Syria to occupy it.” Voices in the background call the US troops “pigs” and “crusaders.”
“We don’t want a single American fighting in Syria alongside us,” says a man in the second video. “We are Muslims, we are not infidels. Get out!”
Reuters cited a US official and a “senior rebel commander,” who confirmed that a protest had taken place, which ended with US troops making their way back towards the Turkish border.
While much of the report is largely unsurprising, there are at least two points that must be mentioned. First, we now have visual evidence of the American military fighting alongside the Turkish military in its illegal invasion of Syria and the establishment of a “buffer zone” in the northern portion of the country. Obviously, this “buffer zone” is nothing more than a forward operating base for terrorists to launch attacks even deeper into Syria and Aleppo in particular. The U.S. has now provided the world with documented evidence of its direct involvement in creating this terrorist safe haven.
Second, the United States also now has video footage proving that it has “boots on the ground“(despite the Obama regime’s promise otherwise) fighting alongside terrorists in Syria. Although we have known since the beginning of the conflict that the United States Special Forces troops and intelligence agents were fighting alongside terrorists covertly, the recent footage now provides even more evidence in this regard.
In addition, it shows that these American soldiers are acting as the terrorists and not only fighting beside them. One need only take a look at the men in the footage and see that they are dressed in American protective gear but not American uniforms. In fact, they are dressed the same as the FSA terrorists and operating FSA-style vehicles and guns. For all intents and purposes, these soldiers are posing as “moderate rebels.” After all, if “moderate” terrorists don’t exist, you have to invent them – literally.
The Syrian crisis is thus now more than a mere proxy war against a sovereign state initiated by the United States and NATO. It is a cauldron of mutual and conflicting interests. At the heart of it, however, it should always be remembered that the initiator of aggression was the West who funded proxy terrorists to overthrow the legitimate and secular government of Bashar al-Assad for a wide array of political and geopolitical purposes. In addition to the immoral nature of the conflict to begin with, the U.S. must immediately end its involvement in the campaign to overthrow Assad in Syria before the hubris and psychopathic ruling elite manage to get everyone inside and out of the United States killed in the process.
— Riam Dalati (@Dalatrm) September 16, 2016