Over the past few months the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has been systematically liberating territory held by terrorist groups such as ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Al-Nusra, and the various other 'offshoots' that have appeared when the groups in question either:
- Fall out amongst themselves
- Move to a new area (Nusra was Al-Qaeda in Syria)
- Become so toxic, even to a complicit western media, that they need to 'rebrand' in order to keep the deception running, and continue to secure funding and 'protection' from NATO
The protection in question was clearly apparent last week when an ISIS cell drove its convoy through desert clearly visible to US satellites, and other 'eyes and ears', to kill and maim in Suweida, before retreating back into the 'Safety Parameter' around the US base at al-Tanaf. ISIS has also sheltered at the eastern edge of the Israeli Occupied Golan Heights, availing themselves of medical treatment in Israeli field hospitals. In short, the only reason that terrorist groups are still present in Syria is because the US and Israel want them there. Absent this 'protection', the SAA, with the support of the Russian airforce, goes through them like 'a knife through butter'.
When the SAA re-takes territory its strategy is to offer the various 'rebel' factions amnesty if they lay down their arms. Alternatively they are provided with safe passage to Idlib, an area still under 'rebel' control. Some 20,000 'rebels' have accepted this, and are now preparing to face the SAA in Idlib, which it will liberate after concluding the job in the south. This is clear, and well understood by all parties.
Included with the terrorist groups evacuated to Idlib, have been the 'White Helmets' - a NATO funded operation...who despite the millions of dollars spent on 'marketing', despite an Oscar and a Nobel Peace Prize nomination, despite consistent tributes from politicians and media...are a blatant and transparent scam. Their job is to put a humanitarian face on terrorism. In short, they're a propaganda construct:
You can find this article by Vanessa Beeley at the link below. It includes information and feedback from 'on-the-ground'. If you are unfamiliar with Vanessa's work, you are missing out...I hope that slightly mysterious comment will encourage you to find out who she is, and the work she does. I have no qualms about putting her in the same bracket as John Pilger, which is why...of course...you will not read her stuff at MSM outlets like the Guardian, or in NATO comics like the website of the Atlantic Council. She doesn't 'bend the knee'.
Now...back to the main reason for this piece - a warning:
The terrorists currently holed-up in Idlib are NOT going to roll over, they are NOT going to go quietly, and they most certainly are NOT going to 'fight fair'...if such an old-fashioned term can still be used without falling off a chair in gales of guffaw.
They WILL almost certainly follow the same MO as they did in Douma and in other areas; indeed they have already commenced number one in the summary below, drafted in tweet form. Please forgive the apparent flippancy of point 3; sometimes I use mockery to avoid breaking out into an anger rash...
That's all I'm going to say. If and when it happens, you'll recognise the pattern. What you do about it is up to you. I will be crying 'bullshit', letting politicians know what I think, and calling it what it is - really quite 'evil'.