MUCH has been written at this site about Obama Inc.’s support for the “rebels”, most of whom have long been connected to Al-Qaeda, Al-Nusra and Salafist offshoots, including ISIS.
IN fact, regarding the connections – on a multiplicity of occasions – mega alarm bells blared. Most recently, the following was cited: U.S. military confirms that Obama is sabotaging fight against ISIS! As is said, them’s fighting words.
BUT little has been publicly discussed about PM Netanyahu’s decision to “assist” Barack HUSSEIN Obama with his oft ballyhooed “rebels”, to aid Washington in rolling back ISIS. Yes, that would have been a righteous strategic mission, and arguably in Israel’s national interests. Few would contest to the contrary. Just listen to the Druze community on both borders of the Golan (albeit, a little farther down in the analysis), where they make their voices known.
STIPULATED, PM Netanyahu’s joined-at-the-hip scenario depended upon many factors. Nevertheless, as always, Israel’s citizens must demand that any outcome results in their favor. Inherently, two compelling factors stood in the forefront and had to be taken into account. Alas, they weren’t. Why not?
TRENCHANTLY, the “rebels” had to be incontrovertibly in the camp of the “good guys”. Otherwise, why would Israel go anywhere near them, regardless of Washington’s arm twisting?
NOT only that, from the onset, the second benchmark obviated the first. In other words, PM Netanyahu hadn’t learned his requisite lessons. The (rhetorical) question becomes: was he in the dark about Barack HUSSEIN Obama’s Islamist aligned proclivities? Sheesh.
IN tandem with the above, several hints were dropped (by this investigative journalist) at Inquisitr – regarding the anticipated blow back to Israel – ever since PM Netanyahu hitched Israel’s wagon to Obama’s regime. Tragically, when a (supposed) sovereign nation is unable to untie their apron strings to an Islamist-bent POTUS, more than a few boomerangs should be (at least by its leaders) anticipated. Blow back.
HOUSED at “ISIS, Islam And Obama: Understanding The Threat To The Free World”, the following (Sept. 2014) served as a foretaste:
In respect to the strategic implications for Israel – as a result of PM Netanyahu’s utter refusal to bury Hamas – he opened the door for ISIS and in more ways than one. Few are aware that the lengthy battle between Israel and Hamas (with Hamas’s stature growing, commensurate with the amount of time that they were able to hold out against the vaunted IDF) allowed ISIS to slip right into Israel proper! Hezbollah, Iran’s proxy arm, is more than taking note. Other jihadi terror outfits too.
“As the Islamic State (formerly ISIS) continues its bloody conquest of Iraq and Syria and begins invading Lebanon, all in the name of establishing a global Sunni Muslim caliphate system, signs of support for the extremist are being seen among Israel’s Arab citizens.
Channel 10 exposed on Sunday that in recent months black ISIS flags have been commonly seen in Arab-Israeli towns in northern and coastal Israel, notably in the cities of Nazareth and Akko.
The flags have been seen flying among both Muslim and Christian Arab citizens of Israel, an ironic move given that ISIS in Iraq has emptied cities of their Christian populations by issuing them an ultimatum either to convert to Islam, pay non-Muslim jhizya taxes – or die.” – http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/183896#.U_7eiTIWyRk.
NONETHELESS, due to the increasingly dire situation unfolding on Israel’s borders (as ISIS builds it strength on Israel’s northern Golan, as well as its southern Egypt/Sinai fronts), it is mandatory to offer a short recap, relative to the so-called “rebels”. It will aid in bringing the situation…the “matzav”…מצב…full circle.
BACK in March 2013 a warning was issued about Syria’s “rebels”, and a chemical alert was part and parcel thereof. Indeed, it stated: “rebels” more dangerous than Assad’s thugs; Al Qaeda/Salafists in the forefront.
BUT fast forward to Sept. 2013…Syria’s kiddies were actually gassed! Shocking, but certainly not on this end. Nevertheless, how many even realized that these same children were actually kidnapped – a week prior to their gassing – by Obama Inc’s supported “rebels”? Not too many.
AND who recalls Senator McCain’s intensive, shrill-pitched backing for “rebel” factions, even though irrefutable evidence piled up about their real fealty? Take a peek. Holy jihad!
So here’s a heck of a thing: Back in May 2013, forever Warmonger John McCain was really excited about the prospects of arming the Syrian “moderates” who were fighting to free that country from the iron grip of Bashar al-Assad. He even sneaked into the country to meet with the head of the Free Syrian Army, Gen. Salim Idris, the fellow in the striped shirt there (Idris was ousted in February of this year).
Only one small problem with the little photo-op: In addition to Idris, some of the other guys in the pic are apparently members of a slightly less “moderate” group: ISIS, the guys who are currently bringing down Iraq, and the photo is reportedly being circulated by ISIS as proof of their legitimacy. Oops.
OOPS, indeed. But the above should be considered a sampling, an abbreviated list, of what has been revealed (foreshadowed) at this site.
IN this regard, others have finally caught up to speed, but it may very well be too late.
DEBKAfile spilled the beans, yet there appeared to be a fly in their ointment, so to speak. Note their claim, “the sudden defection”, and internalize its meaning. Indeed, it was an obvious smokescreen! But whereas the rest of the analysis was spot on, there was NOTHING “sudden” about the defection of the “rebels”. It will be proven below. Hang on, if you dare.
The Syrian rebel militia Al Yarmouk Shuhada Brigades, backed and trained for two years by US officers, mostly CIA experts, in Jordan, and supported by the Israeli army, has abruptly dumped these sponsors and joined up with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, DEBKAfile’s exclusive military and counter-terrorism sources reveal.
The sudden defection of this 2,000-strong anti-Assad force leaves IDF defense formations on the Golan, US and Jordanian deployments in the northern part of the kingdom, and pro-Western rebel conquests in southern Syria in danger of collapse.
The Brigades’ jump into the radical jihadi camp was negotiated in the last two weeks by its commander Mousab Ali Qarfan, who also goes by the name of Mousab Zaytouneh. He was in direct contact with ISIS chief Abu Baqr Al-Baghdadi, whom our sources report has recently relocated from Iraq to his northern Syrian headquarters at al-Raqqa.
Unlike the Sinai Islamists, Ansar Beit al Maqdis, the Yarmouk Brigades did not pledge allegiance to ISIS. The ir pact was forged as an operational alliance, which is just as grave a peril for the rebel militias’ abandoned allies.
For Israel, in particular, the new development is fraught with three dangers:
1. The Yarmouk Brigades are strung out along Israel’s Golan border with Syria, from the UN peacekeepers camp opposite Kibbutz Ein Zivan (see map) in the north, down to the Israeli-Syrian-Jordanian border junction in the south. The Brigades therefore sit along 45 of the total 76 kilometers of the Syrian-Israeli border. This means that a long stretch of Israel’s Golan border with Syria has fallen under the control of the Islamic State.
2. This militia also commands sections of the Syrian-Jordanian border, as well as districts of the southern Syrian town of Deraa. Therefore, the link between Jordan and southern Syria, which served American strategic interests, is now under military threat.
3. Islamic State forces are preparing to take advantage of their new asset with a buildup near the Druze Mountains (see map) for a rapid push south towards the town of Deraa, where they will join forces with their new ally.
ADDING to the indictment, even Haaretz (the leftist/Arabist Israeli site) weighed in. Assuredly, they have yet to come across an Arab “militant” they haven’t apologized for. Essentially, they are too busy tarring right wing Zionists, who happen to be IDF too. Intrinsically, they are (ISIS) terrified. Oh dear.
For the first time since the Syrian civil war began in early 2011, Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) has gained a presence near the border with Israel on the Golan Heights.
NEXT up, Syria Direct had this to say:
While various pro-opposition media activists spread the news Sunday on social media websites that Liwa Shuhada Yarmouk, the most prominent of the three groups, had pledged allegiance to IS, the group itself has not yet released a statement.
The group did, however, upload a video to YouTube in late September displaying its fighters at a training camp, in which what appears to be the IS banner flying above the Liwa Shuhada Yarmouk logo.
Activists had written about the group’s pledge of allegiance to IS weeks ago “in preparation for IS entering Daraa,” reported Cham Times.
BASICALLY, even Syria’s site made mincemeat out of the “sudden defection” mantra, the confabulation. But wait…there’s more evidence. Ominously, a compendium of videos placed the “rebels” (months ago) in league with ISIS! Mind you, the following visual aids came directly from Al Yarmouk Shuhada’s own webpage. Thus, Israel’s leaders surely had a duty to check them out!
(Pay attention to their training camps, Sept. 30, 2014…at 0:29 the “rebels” emblazon the ISIS flag over their logo. Definitively, it appears in the upper left corner throughout. And when the action in the camp starts after the introduction, they begin by waving an ISIS flag (1:21-1:29). In other words, they have publicly advertised themselves as being ISIS affiliated, for at least 2 and a half months! Again, so where is the “sudden” factor, as detailed at DEBKAfile’s Dec. 17, 2014?)
(The above documents one of the “rebel’s” dead fighters being buried in an ISIS flag – the flag appears from 0:29 – and this evidence is from Jun 15, 2014. So, the “sudden revelation” goes up in smoke)
(An ISIS flag – the white version – on one of their trucks. The flag is visibly displayed, June 3, 2014)
(ISIS – with the “rebels” – control 30 km of Israel’s border)
VIDEOS Five, Six and Seven:
(The above grouping shows them bragging they are strongest power in the area abutting Israel’s border…more than food for thought)
(“Rebels” holding 4 UN troops hostages….in May 2013!)
MOVING right along…yet…
NOT to be lost in the discussion, the impending storm, butting up against the encroachment of ISIS live Israel’s Golan Druze (alongside Israeli Jewish communities), many of whom have relatives right over the border within Syria’s Druze community. Druze, on both sides of the border, are terrified by what they are actually witnessing with their own eyes; their encirclement by ISIS, with the “rebels” in tow!
IN the main, Israel’s Druze are very loyal citizens, serving with distinction in the IDF. Emblematic of said devotion, look no further than to Ghassan Alian, a true Israeli hero. Similarly, another hero emerged, but Zidan Saif was tragically killed in a firefight, while defending Jews praying in a Jerusalem (Har Nof) Synagogue. G-d rest his soul.
ALONG this dangerous terrain, certain matters have come to this investigative journalist’s attention, being an American-Israeli living in Israel. Significantly (and attributed to a Golani Druze journalist, who shall remain nameless), he interviewed Syrian Druze and they credibly documented ISIS, for quite some time, inside their border, one which is adjacent to Israel’s Golan!
THE urgent query becomes: could it be remotely possible, in any rational reality – with Israel’s second to none “eyes in the sky” and other operational capabilities – that they haven’t seen the “rebels” merging with ISIS, long before this week’s “announcement”? Whom are they kidding?
IN this regard, there is a growing sense of outrage within the Druze community, as they realize that Israel’s leadership “lent” the IDF to quarterback for Obama’s “rebels”, those whom have proven to be (many months ago) ISIS affiliated.
IT gets worse.
ONCE again, a source has confirmed an unfathomable situation: Israel’s gov’t is clearly taking care of the medical needs of Obama’s “rebels”.
REPORTEDLY (another contact would have to go into hiding, if his identity was revealed), Israeli hospitals are at their disposal! Therefore, it is up to others to document the story’s underlying basis.
IN April 2014, over 10 Islamists (identified as either ISIS or Al-Nusra…six of one, half a dozen of another) were being treated in a Tsfat hospital for almost an entire month. To wit, they were separated from the rest of the patients, they were forbidden to walk around the hospital, and they were always guarded by IDF soldiers. By the way, it doesn’t matter a wit how this source was able to identify their presence. That’s neither here nor there.
DOES it get any more Orwellian? Besides everything else, is this within the IDF’s stated mission, its code of ethics?
CONCOMITANTLY, does anyone wonder why Israel’s leaders are incapable of resisting pressure, spinelessly capitulating to Barack HUSSEIN Obama’s dictates – “accommodating” ISIS-linked “rebels” – as well as Hamas/PA hydras at Israel’s throat?
WELL, stop wondering. Just watch the following (linked) video of an unfettered pro-Hamas rally on the Temple Mount, Judaism’s holiest site, even as Jewish worshipers are treated as pariahs and worse!
BLOG NOTE: as more info drops in this direction, rest assured, it will see the light of day. Stay tuned.