By Martin Berger

While refusing to recognize the decisive role that the coalition of Russia, Turkey and Iran played in saving Syria from the jihadi onslaught that was brought upon it, Washington carries on its destructive policies in this country.

It would seem that there’s no more fact to reveal about Washington’s close ties with the so-called Islamic State terrorist group that is banned in a handful of countries, since the media has been discussing those for a long while now. The role that America’s special services played in the training, arming and supporting radical militants with so-called “advisers” and intelligence reports is undeniable. Each new article published on the net reinforces one’s conviction that ISIS, just like Al-Qaeda that was created by the CIA during the Cold War days, was created by Washington to achieve its ultimate goal of plunging the entire Middle Eastern region into chaos, hoping to impose “US-style democracy” upon Syria, Libya and Iran by destroying their respective governments.

However, a string of successful military operations conducted by Russia, Turkey, Iran and Syria’s armed forces themselves that resulted in the destruction of ISIS have confused all of Washington’s plans. This prevented Washington from invading Syria under the pretext of fighting the forces of international terror without the permission of the legitimate Syrian government or some sort of international approval.

Against this background, one cannot help but note that the fate of the militants of the defeated terrorist groups resembles the fate of Nazi criminals at the end of World War II, that were assisted by Washington in their attempts to escape prosecution. The only difference is that the majority of those fascist criminals found refuge in various structures supervised by US special services, for example, in Latin America. As for the majority of most experience and battle-capable militant groups of ISIS, they’ve been disappearing in thin air suddenly, as if the ancient sands of Iraq and Syria were consuming them together with their equipment. However, with one swing of Washington’s “magic wand” they would appear in Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Afghanistan, and Russia’s and China’s “soft underbelly” – the Central Asia.

Those who are reading these lines sceptically may recall that back in 2006 the US Department of Justice prepared a detailed six hundred pages long report on the “post employment” of German Nazis in the United States. Back in 1940s the idea to provide seasoned war criminals with a warm hideout was put forward by the US Chiefs of Staff Committee headed by Omar Bradley that was then transformed in the Operation Paperclip with an extensive amount of assistance of US intelligence agencies. The above mentioned report has never been officially released, but by 2010 it fell into hands of journalists of The New York Times, which would boldly publish it on its website. After reviewing the report, the notorious media source concluded that after the Second World War, US intelligence agencies provided safe haven a great many of Nazi criminals and their collaborators.

Curiously enough, one cannot fight an impression that we’re witnessing the revival of Operation Paperclip, since there’s no other logical explanation for US military helicopters evacuating a total of twenty ISIS commanders and their staff that were trapped by government forces in Deir ez-Zor last August.

Further still, a couple of months ago Syria’s media sources reported that in the vicinity of the Rubkan refugee camp that lies along on the border with Jordan, American “advisors” started training yet another “moderate opposition” force that was formed of radical militants delivered from Eastern Qalamoun, Umm El-Karjatein and other deserted areas of Syria. The new armed force is going to be called the National Syrian Army and it’s clear that Washington is planning to use it as a proxy force against Damascus.

The recent statement of the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, David Satterfield about America’s plans to oppose the reconciliation talks in Sochi shows that Washington is still not convinced that it’s time to put an end to the Syrian conflict. Satterfield went as far as to announce that the US will not allow the “legitimization” of the peace process that Russia is advancing in Syria. Mind you that Russia, Turkey and Iran have been busy preparing the National Dialog Congress in Sochi that should be held by the end of the month to promote peaceful exit from the Syrian crisis.

In the coming days, the US administration will be ready to make public its own ideas about the territorial division of Syria that it’s been craving for so long, notes the respected Asharq al-Awsat newspaper. According to its sources, Washington is preparing to hand over 38,000 square miles of Syrian land east of the Euphrates River to the recently re-branded militant forces that it has been training, putting them under the banner of the Syrian Democratic Forces. The operation that implies the territorial division of Syria is carried out under the patronage of US Secretary of Defense James Mattis, who announced that Washington would send its diplomats along with military instructors to areas controlled by the SDF.

Washington’s new initiative of creating so-called “Syrian Border Security Force” in Syria is going to fall into the same pattern. According to the Pentagon, those forces will be deployed at the territories occupied by the US in Syria. At present, some 230 men have already started their training, but Washington is planning to reach the goal of enlisting over 30 thousand people in this armed group. The the US Coalition’s public affairs officer, Thomas F. Veale has told the media they those forces will be deployed along the Euphrates River valley – along the western edge of the territory occupied by the SDF, as well as along the Iraqi and Turkish borders.

Washington’s decision to create the so-called Syrian Border Security Force on without consulting Damscus is a direct violation of the UN Charter and the sovereignty of the Syrian Arab Republic, leading to the further aggravation of the Syria crisis. Official representatives of Turkey, Iran, Russia, along with various political experts have already condemned this step. In particular, Ankara has voiced a resounding “NO” to the US plans, noting that Washington is playing with fire as Ankara is prepared to launch a large-scale military operation in Syria, striking a total of 149 targets in the territory controlled by pro-US Kurdish armed groups.

That is precisely why such provocations of the US should be brought to a complete halt.

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