Friday, August 11, 2017

Tony Cartalucci — Facing Defeat in Syria, ISIS Inexplicably Expands Globally

Tony Cartalucci asks the "follow the money" and "cui bono" questions about the spread of ISIS.
Throughout human history, when a military force and its economic center has been defeated, it contracts, then collapses. For the first time in human history, the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” (ISIS), has managed to reverse this fundamental aspect of reality – but not without help.
Facing defeat in Syria as government forces backed by its Russian and Iranian allies close in on the terrorist organization, stripping it of territory it seized, it has managed to spread far beyond Syria’s borders, establishing itself in Libya, Afghanistan, and even as far as Southeast Asia where it has seized an entire city in the Philippines’ south, and carried out attacks and conducting activities everywhere from Indonesia and Malaysia to allegedly Thailand’s deep south.
It should be remembered, according to Western governments and their media, the territory ISIS holds in Syria is allegedly providing it with the summation of its financial resources and thus the source of its fighting capacity. According to official statements, the US and its European allies allege that ISIS fuels its fighting capacity with “taxes” and extortion as well as black market oil sales – all of which are derived from territory it holds in Syria....
With this territory quickly shrinking and the intensity of fighting against what remains of ISIS in Syria and Iraq expanding, it is seemingly inexplicable as to how ISIS is expanding globally, instead of contracting and collapsing.…
For ISIS – fueled by resources found only within the boundaries of its meager and shrinking territorial holdings in Syria and Iraq – to be simultaneously fighting the national armies of Syria and Iraq, backed by Iran, Russia, Lebanon’s Hezbollah, and allegedly a US-led coalition including dozens of countries, all while expanding its reach worldwide, including full-scale military operations in Southeast Asia, begs belief.
ISIS doing all of this with multi-billion dollar multinational state sponsorship, not only makes much more sense, it is the only explanation....
Facing Defeat in Syria, ISIS Inexplicably Expands Globally
Tony Cartalucci

1 comment:

Kaivey said...

The US is the biggest backer of terrorism in the world. The ISIS/ US coalition is an evil on par with Nazi Germany and the Western media remains silent. Why is that you may ask, well the mainstream media let the good journalists go as they didn't fit in with the mindset of the US empire. Journalists like John Pilger, Seymour Hersh, Finian Cunningham, etc, now all work for the alternative media and probably on low wages?

So who are the journalists that remained. People with good careers on high wages? They know where their bread is buttered, staying in with the ruling elite. This must have happened in Nazi Germany too. You would think though that if they are normal people they would be outraged by such evil, but the truth is all the normal people left or didn't get hired. And many of the journalists themselves are swallowed up by the propaganda. Okay, it must be difficult to give up a good job and maybe lose your home, and you have children to bring up. And so the whole Western horror show carries on without restraint, the public unaware.