WNs seem to believe that this newest “War on the Beheaders” is either because Putin beat Obama’s ass so bad, Obama had to prove he was still tough by fighting some terrorists, or that Obama received secret orders from Tel Aviv. Both of these ideas are plausible if you ignore the evidence and context.
U.S. Sen. John McCain is one of the most vocal proponents of attacking the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, and has increased the urgency since last week’s beheading murder of kidnapped journalist James Foley.
But McCain, R-Ariz., has come under fire from the left-leaning organization VoteVets.org for allegedly posing for a photo in 2013 with “ISIS fighters,” a charge the group has been unable to back up and that McCain calls a fabrication.
The photo was taken during a surprise May 2013 trip McCain took to Syria to meet with rebel leaders in the civil war against President Bashar Assad’s regime. Then and now, McCain is a passionate advocate for helping the moderate Free Syrian Army, which has been battling both Assad’s forces and the extremists. In June, President Barack Obama’s administration proposed a $500 million plan to arm and train the moderate Syrian opposition.
Last year, the current administration had an absolute hard-on for direct military strikes against Syria. The public and even Congress was against it. In the meantime, ISIS pops up out of nowhere and provides exactly the kind of outrage needed to get John Q Public to support action.
Then there’s another headline that says ISIS is “within a mile” of Baghdad. So where are all the airstrikes happening? In Syria.
My own theory goes like this. It’s all about Russia. Now you might be wondering wtf ISIS has to do with Russia. Well, unlike the USA/NATO, Russia has only a few naval ports. One of their really important ones is in Crimea (sound familiar?) and they have another one in Tartus, Syria.
If you want to keep on reducing Russia’s strategic options, cutting off access to these naval bases is a big deal. So first there’s a Western-backed overthrow of the Ukrainian government. I think the plan was to oust Yanukovich (done) then get a pro-western regime installed (done) and then have Ukraine join NATO.
If this had happened, the naval base in Crimea (one of Russia’s most important) might have actually come under NATO control. Of course letting this happen would be unthinkable to the Russians, hence the annexation of Crimea. This allowed them to keep their naval base while simultaneously created a territorial dispute that pre-empts Ukraine from being accepted as a member of NATO.
ISIS is the key to the other naval base. Position a fabricated boogeyman inside the country you’re just dying to attack. Done. Stimulate public outrage, Done. Now attack the target….. currently underway. The goal is to put the Assad regime out of business and then install a new government that will kick the Russians out of their naval base at Tartus.
It’s not rocket science, which is why you need a really Big Brain to obscure the obvious.