ISIS is busy neutralizing the Syrian factions that might make common cause with the United States. On Thursday, Breitbart London reported that several dozen leaders of Syrian rebel factions opposed to ISIS, who were gathered at a meeting in northwestern Syria, were killed in a massive explosion on Wednesday.
Huffington Post on Friday evening summarized reports that ISIS has signed a non-aggression deal with a separate group of rebel factions in Syria, nominally so that all of the factions can continue to fight the Assad regime.
According to the Dubai-based Arabic news site Orient News, one of the signatories to the agreement is the Syrian Revolutionary Front (SRF), a group that has received U.S. support and has been touted as a likely partner for a U.S. strategy to oppose ISIS in Syria.
The SRF has been losing ground in recent weeks, suffering a major blow when one of its top commanders was killed at the end of August. At the same time, the SRF was reported to be fighting alongside al-Qaeda-affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra in southern Syria, including the battle for the crossing point with Israel in the Golan over which the rebel factions claimed control on 27 August.
Now it appears that the non-aggression pact with ISIS was brokered by Jabhat al-Nusra. None of this comes as a surprise to those who’ve been following along with Patrick Poole at PJ Media. On 3 September, Poole outlined the continuing cooperation of factions in the Free Syrian Army with ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra – cooperation that has resulted in a flow of U.S.-supplied weaponry to the latter two armies. On 9 September, he expounded on a report from the Los Angeles Times that one of the “vetted moderate” groups, Harakat Hazm, is quite open about fighting alongside Jabhat al-Nusra.
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Surprise! And he call all Americans stupid.
All this ISIS fight is an excuse.
Obama is using it as a way of widening military and intelligence cooperation between the United State and Iran.
This is our only ”ally” that is actually fighting and killing ISIS members on the ground in Syria and Iraq.
What new world order will Obama have after this (his tenure in office) is over?
And who can blame them?
As for Russia’s threat to us about going into Syria without permission, there is this:
As to Israel, which could have been a natural and effective partner in this effort against ISIS Obama stabbed them in the back!
Israel has provided satellite imagery and other intelligence in support of the US-led aerial campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq but after “being ‘scrubbed’ of evidence of its Israeli origin, the information has often been shared by Washington [Obama] with Arab and Turkish allies.