The following is our translation of an article by a Russian analyst, who is also a well-known politician. The information provided on Syria can be found in the Western msm.
Column by Nikolai Starikov
To err is human. Sometimes whole states are mistaken, but when mistakes happen too often, they start to look quite something else. One of the hallmarks of the US Air Force and their stay in Syria has been constant "mistakes": American pilots constantly bombed "by mistake" the ones they were supposed to help. At the same time, they actually helped the ones they were supposed to bomb.
Just the other day in the area of the city of Hajin [Deir Ezzor Governate, where so many of these “mistakes” are made], as the media reported, "due to unprofessional actions" two F-15 fighters delivered a bomb strike. “By mistake," the Americans bombed allied Kurds. As a result, six Kurdish soldiers were killed and another 15 were injured.
While the Middle Eastern and Russian press did justice to this story, it was very hard to find a Western msm source, but we finally found it here.
“Today’s incident in the settlement of Hajin is a good example of that. Because of unprofessional actions of US Air Force, a Kurdish unit that was trying to launch an offensive at ISIS, was subjected to airstrikes from two F-15 fighter jets from the coalition forces. Six Kurdish fighters died, and 15 more sustained serious injuries,” the source added.]
But the main result of the “error” was not just the stopping of the offensive, but the massive desertion of Kurds from the area they had occupied. As a result, terrorist fighters expanded their zone of control and were even able to take many more hostages. That in turn gave them a trump card for blackmailing opponents: after all, ISIS (a banned organization in Russia) simply shoots prisoners.
And this isn’t the first time that’s happened. Here are just a few recent facts.
10-3-2018 “On the first Monday of October, after a thorough preliminary reconnaissance by the US Air Force, several air strikes were carried out against the Syrian settlement of Marea [Aleppo Governate], as well as against opposition detachments of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), despite the fact that the strikes were originally intended only for the terrorist group ISIS (banned in Russia and a number of other states),” reported polit.info.
In this situation, the US Air Force "mistakenly" hit the pro-Turkish "infantry" of the Free Syrian Army and again helped the bearded men with black flags. February 7, 2018 - US Air Force strike on the positions of the Syrian army; in April 2017 - the US simply attack Syria with cruise missiles. When American planes bomb those who kill terrorists, the question of whom Washington is helping is not rhetorical: terrorists! And if this blow is not even disguised as an “error,” then it all becomes even more obvious.
In addition to the “mistakes” of the US Air Force bombing the ones it is supposed to “help,” and help the ones it’s supposed to bomb, and launches naked attacks on the Syrian armed forces, there is also a third kind of US participation in the civil war in Syria, and that is the “erroneous” bombardment of peaceful objects.
8-1-2017 “Today, in Syria, at least 60 people were killed when a coalition led by the United States attacked them — several areas of Deir Ezzor province were attacked at once: Qashmah, Shavit, David and Al-Asharah. This attack was the fifth one last month alone - on July 30, the Syrian media reported six victims of a coalition bombing. It was noted that the Air Force was supposed to be attacking the positions of militants of the terrorist group ISIS, but the attack fell on Aish hospital and a sports club in the province of Deir Ezzor,” writes mediarepost.ru.
9-29-2017 “We are remedying a humanitarian catastrophe in Raqqa [Syria], and before that in Mosul [Iraq], caused by the lack of effective urgent measures to bring humanitarian aid and create corridors to evacuate the civilian population, not to mention numerous “chronic” mistakes of US aviation, including strikes against civilian targets,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
03-22-2017 “The Anti-ISIS coalition led by the United States again came under suspicion of launching air strikes against civilians in Syria. This time, Air Force bombs hit the Badia Dakhiliya school west of the city of Raqqa. SANA news agency sources report that at least 33 people were killed, most of them women and children. The airstrike almost completely destroyed the building, which housed 50 families from the provinces of Aleppo, Raqqa and Homs. This kind of report causes a variety of suspicions among experts. "
March 2017 “In the north of Syria in the province of Aleppo, the US military bombed a mosque during evening prayers, resulting in the death of more than 40 civilians. As is usual in such situations, the US Department of Defence claims that they do not have reliable information about civilian casualties. But the Department says that an investigation has begun, which “will try to establish more precisely what exactly happened.” At the same time, the American Central Command reported that the air strike was planned for another building located 15 meters from the mosque, where, according to some information, a meeting of militants was taking place,” reports e-news.su.
[Reported here in msm: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/17/syria-mosque-airstrike-kills-dozens-of-civilians-near-aleppo]
What is the meaning US Air Force strikes on civilians? In the promotion of war, hatred, ie, the desire to push people to leave their places of permanent residence. And then they have little choice: either fight, or become refugees. In any case, the chaos and war that ensue only increase.
The last thing that was supposed to be noticed. The destruction and devastation in Syria due to the outbreak of war were planned in advance. Let me remind the reader that the state of civil conflict, nurtured from abroad, has been going on in Syria since March 2011. At the same time, the first structure of the Syrian opposition, which the West recognized as the legitimate government (but created it itself), was the Syrian National Council. Hillary Clinton (US politician, presidential candidate in the elections of 2016. - FAN) even met with them twice. But soon this “council” disappeared from the news, and in its stead a new structure with zero legitimacy appeared, which the West was ready to work with. A coalition of the Syrian opposition and revolution was established in Doha in November 2012. Then it too disappeared.
However, the earliest structure on the basis of which the US planned to create a "legitimate government of Syria," was a certain "National Salvation Front" (NSF), which was supposed to save the Syrians from the "bloody Bashar Assad" (the current president of Syria) back in 2007! The principle here is this: if you want to unleash a civil war, create two centres of power. That is why the US constantly tried to create an authority alternative to Assad, at the same time allocating money to create armed terrorist structures with army templates.
The US goals in the Middle East region have not been achieved: the US is there not for peace, but for war and chaos. Therefore, when their wards are cornered and the terrorists find themselves in a difficult situation, either Bashar Assad immediately “uses chemical weapons” and Washington “punishes” him, or “a mistake by the US Air Force” follows.
Let's call a spade a spade.
The United States and the entire West are interested in the war in Syria continuing. Why? Because only this war can explain the presence of the military contingents of the United States and other countries on the territory of the sovereign Syrian state. Americans and a variety of French and Turks are on the ground in Syria without an invitation from the leadership of the SAR (Syrian Arab Army). In essence, this is military invasion, occupation, aggression. The only fact that helps Americans conceal this in the media is “the fight against terrorists.” Without ISIS, there would be no explanations or reasons for being here. This means that the possibilities for further loosening the situation and igniting the big war in the Middle East would decrease drastically for Washington.
If you understand this, the true background of the events in the area of the settlement of Hajin immediately becomes clear. There now follows another unsuccessful (who would have thought it!) attack on the terrorists of the ISIS by the Kurdish formations. The Kurds are helped by the Americans, the US-led so-called "coalition forces.” This is just a collection of militaries of different countries, all of which are illegally stationed on Syrian territory and fly in its airspace. In order not to let the “bearded men” be beaten, the Americans mimic “operations” to combat ISIS. When this does not help, and their "wards" find themselves in a difficult situation, a “mistake” is implemented.
And this strategy will continue to allow them to commit savagery and crimes. For example, on October 13, 2018, ISIS terrorists attacked a refugee camp in the Al-Bahra area. They took hostages and took about 130 Arab families to Hajin, which is under their control. Now the gangsters are already holding over 700 people hostage, including citizens of Western European and other states. Having hostages, the terrorists begin to dictate conditions to the Kurds, demanding the immediate release of all their supporters held in special camps, and the transfer of control over new territories east of the Euphrates.
To confirm the seriousness of their intentions, the ISIS terrorists shoot some of their captives every day. When the Kurds wanted to free the prisoners and crush the terrorists, the “mistakes” on the part of the United States immediately began. [NSS emphasis added]
This situation once again demonstrates to us who is fighting for what in Syria and who supports whom. And who cannot be trusted under any circumstances....
To summarize: the presence of US troops and the "coalition" in Syria is not a means of ending the war, but a way to fan it, not a way to eliminate problems, but an instrument for creating them.