Terrorists who gassed Kurds welcome Trump’s Tomahawk attack
By Don Hank
The Saudi online news site Al-Sharq Al-Awsat (meaning “the Middle East”) ran an article under the headline
“Syrian Opposition Welcomes US Strike on Regime Airbase, Urges More”
“Hitting one airbase is not enough, there are 26 airbases that target civilians,” a key figure in the Army of Islam faction, Mohamed Alloush, said on his Twitter account. [my emphasis – Don]So
“The whole world should save the Syrian people from the clutches of the killer Bashar (al-Assad) and his aides.”
So who is this compassionate Mohammed Alloush, that Saudi Arabia chooses to quote, and who wants to save the children from the big bad Assad and his chemical weapons attacks?
The BBC reports
“Mohammed Alloush is the political leader of the powerful, Saudi-backed group Jaysh al-Islam (Army of Islam).
Both the Syrian government and its staunch ally, Russia, consider Jaysh al-Islam a terrorist organisation.”
Here is what RT, along with other sources, says about Jaysh al-Islam:
“The Islamist group Jaysh al-Islam admitted to using chemical weapons against Kurdish militias in Aleppo. It also uses human shields and publishes execution videos – yet it has a delegation at the UN-backed Syria peace talks in Geneva.
“Jaysh al-Islam (Army of Islam), formerly known as Liwa al-Islam (Brigade of Islam), is a coalition of Salafist Islamist militant groups based in the Douma and Eastern Ghouta neighborhoods of the Syrian capital Damascus.”
[see links further below for confirmation of this RT report]
Salafist is another word for intolerant. Salafists among the opposition to Assad are invariably Wahhabists (a Sunni sect) and, accordingly, they do not tolerate other Sunnis and particularly, Shiites and Christians. Every member of ISIS and Al-Qaeda (under a variety of names) is a Wahahbist (and hence a Salafist, or rigid fundamentalist). The West wants these people in charge of Syria, at odds with the will of the Syrians, who want Assad to stay.
In other words, this opposition leader who approves of Trump’s attack on the Idlib airbase is the head of a group that has – in addition to other brutal offenses such as executing prisoners – actually gassed Kurds with chemical weapons, and yet has the gall to talk about “saving the world from the clutches of Assad,” who has been fighting terrorists for 6 years, ever since the US-backed Arab Spring in 2011.
Think about it: The leader of a group that has admitted to gassing civilians is now hypocritically supporting President Trump in his strike on Idlib, based on only an allegation, without awaiting the results of an investigation of said allegation.
Of course, the US government-media coalition, known for always telling the truth, keeps telling us that RT is a “propaganda arm” of the Kremlin, suggesting they can’t be trusted.
This is why I always cross check their data (I cannot recall other sources contradicting their facts, BTW). I found numerous sources confirming the above report on Jaysh al-Islam and its crimes. Below are a few of these sources.
Confirmation that Jaysh al-Islam used chemical weapons against Kurds:
kurdistan24.net confirms that Jaysh Al-Islam has admitted to chemical attacks on Kurds, and further:
“Jaysh al-Islam, which is killing the civilians in Sheikh Maqsoud, is included with the Syrian opposition delegation in the Geneva peace talks, while Kurds who are seeking peace and fighting terrorism are excluded from any talks related to the Syrian war.”
southfront.org, a multinational independent news group, also confirms that Jaysh Al-Islam has used chemical weapons.
In other news
According to Global Research the UN refutes the US version of chemical weapons attacks in Syria.
Washington is Lying.
The Media is Lying.
Both Trump and Obama have blood on their hands. The Chemical Weapons Attack is being used as a “False Flag”, a pretext and a justification to wage an illegal war of aggression.
The same site asserts that Trump doesn’t intend to keep his campaign promises.
Since the attack on Idlib, Russia will beef up its defenses in Syria.
Defense Minister spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov has said that Moscow will now strengthen its air defenses over Syria.
Konashenkov was quoted by Sputnik as saying a number of systems will be added to supplement the existing S-300s and S-400s now in place. Chief of these will be the Pantsir-S1.
“This system can detect and destroy any aircraft, helicopter, guided aerial bomb or enemy ballistic missile in a matter of seconds. In addition, the Pantsir-S1…is also designed to destroy ground targets, making it truly universal. The system combines anti-aircraft missiles and cannons, and there is no analogue…in the world today,” said Konashenkov.
The spokesman says the Pantsir-S would have saved the Idlib base:
“If the Syrians had had the Pantsir-S, the outrage of the [US] cruise missile attack on the Ash Sha’irat airbase would not have happened.”
Putin speaks about shaky US position on “chemical attack” in Syria: