Syria has devolved into a morass of civil conflict, proxy wars, and an ostensive international effort to quash thriving terrorist groups, but one revelation might top the rest in potential contention: Israel has been covertly supporting Syrian rebels in the disputed Golan Heights territory — providing funds, fuel, food, and medical supplies — according to fighters insisting they’ve received such aid.
But what makes these cases newsworthy is that the CIA has apparently turned its back on the two, offering no support and even cooperating with the plaintiffs by voluntarily turning over documents and refusing to supply CIA officers to serve as defense witnesses.
Israel is opposed to the rule of Assad and his forces. It also sees militants belonging to Lebanese militia Hezbollah who support Assad’s regime forces as posing a threat to its security on the Golan Heights border.”
Fierce wrangling over Syria’s Israeli-occupied Golan Heights region surrounds rich hydrocarbon deposits and the rights for New Jersey-based Genie Energy, Ltd. — parent company of Afek Oil and Gas, and whose cadre of investors include Jacob Rothschild, Rupert Murdoch, Dick Cheney, and a number of others — to extract oil for transport and profit.
It could be no shock, then — given the potential for profiteering and political ramifications concomitant from safe fossil fuel extraction — Syrian rebels claim to be receiving such a high degree of assistance from the Israeli government.
“Israel stood by our side in a heroic way,” asserted Moatasem al-Golani, spokesman for Fursan al-Joulan, or the Knights of the Golan, to the Wall Street Journal, adding the group of around 400 fighters receives $5,000 each month from the Israeli government — effectively ensuring its existence. “We wouldn’t have survived without Israel’s assistance.”
Fighters allege support began in earnest once the wounded were allowed to be treated in hospitals located inside Israel.
Although the WSJ did not name its sources — described albeit vaguely as “half a dozen rebels and three people familiar with Israel’s thinking” — that moderate rebels have been treated medically inside the border of Israel has long been known, making the account at least feasible, if not verifiable.
They claim, according to Haaretz, “Israel’s secret dealings with the rebels began as early as 2013 under former Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and that they continue to this day, with the goal of keeping pro-Iranian groups, like Hezbollah, away from the border.”
Also unsurprising is Israel’s firm alignment with U.S. political aims to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad — which, at least theoretically in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s eyes, would prevent Hezbollah from securing an arms, supply, support, and transport line from Iran through to occupied Palestine and elsewhere.
Fursan al-Joulan, unlike other militant groups deemed “moderate rebels” by the West, does not receive similar support from coalition and allied entities, so Israel’s active assistance has literally kept the group from disbanding.
Beyond yearslong medical support for certain Syrian rebel groups, Israel claims only to have intervened directly in Syria’s quagmire upon ostensible threats to national security — primarily along the bordering, contentious Golan Heights.
Israel also asserts any funding crossing its border into Syria has been allotted for humanitarian reasons — a characterization disputed by Fursan al-Joulan, whose unnamed fighters told the Wall Street Journal Israeli funds are used for salaries and the purchase of munitions.
While the Israeli military refused to elaborate on supposed humanitarian assistance or comment on Fursan al-Joulan’s claims, Israel is “committed to securing the borders of Israel and preventing the establishment of terror cells and hostile forces … in addition to providing humanitarian aid to the Syrians living in the area.”
With the U.S. military now directly striking Assad’s forces in Syria — and the ultimate, longstanding goal of regime change not yet pulled from the table — news of contentious actor, Israel, directly supplying rebels intent on deposing the Syrian leader threatens to further destabilize an already-precarious powderkeg of hostilities in the war-ravaged nation.
Indeed, the downing of a Syrian military aircraft by the U.S. slid relations with regional proxy foe, Russia, further toward a nadir not even seen amid previous Red Scare tensions during the 1950s. Israel — being, of course, a nuclear power and itinerant if controversial friend to Washington — might yet find itself aligning with the U.S. against Moscow militarily should this simmering war by proxy abruptly explode into conflict on the scale of a world war.
This article originally appeared on The Free Thought Project.
Israel´s Support for Her Most faithful Ally, Syrian ISIS
The Daily Mail 8 Dec. 2015 Almost every night, Israeli troops run secret missions to save the lives of Syrian fighters, all of whom are sworn enemies of the Jewish state.
Israel insists that these treacherous nightly rescues are purely humanitarian, and that it can only hope to ‘win hearts and minds’ in Syria. But analysts suggest the Jewish state has in fact struck a deadly ‘deal with the devil’ – offering support to the Sunni militants who fight the Syrian ruler Assad in the hope of containing its arch enemies Hezbollah and Iran.
Newsweek 19 June 2017 . Israel has previously treated wounded Syrian rebels in its hospitals but interviews with rebels conducted by the Wall Street Journal suggest that Israel is directly supporting opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the six-year-long civil war.
One particular group that Israel is allegedly supporting is Fursan al-Joulan, or the Knights of the Golan, which has around 400 fighters. It gives them $5,000 a month and Israel’s support ensures its existence, according to the group’s figures.
“Israel stood by our side in a heroic way,” the group’s spokesman, Moatasem al-Golani, said to the Journal . “We wouldn’t have survived without Israel’s assistance.” He said the cooperation began when the group’s wounded fighters began receiving care in Israeli hospitals.
The Duran 19 June 2017: The Wall Street Journal also notes that Israel may be funding four more rebel groups which have Western backing.
In other words Israel is pouring cash into the coffers of all kinds of terrorist groups in Syria with the help of the US and EU.
The Israeli army is in regular communication with rebel groups.
Today’s revelation may also explain why ISIS has rarely if ever launched attacks against Israeli citizens or on Israel territory.
Indeed, in a recent event, ISIS made an attack on Israeli Forces by mistake – and then apologized to the Israelis!!
The Syria Times 19 June 2017: Israel has in the past treated 3.000 wounded terrorists in its hospitals and has provided humanitarian aid such as food and clothing to civilians near the border during winter.
The group is not linked to the Western-backed ‘Free Syrian Army’ and doesn’t receive Western funding or arms.
The cooperation between ISIS and Israel has been widely covered up – but everything points in that direction:
Y-Net News 30 March 2016: There is a theory that Israel and more specifically, the Mossad, created ISIS. That is said to be the reason, that ISIS is making sure to spread and attack targets at the behest of the Israelis – and making Israel an ally.
The Egypt Independent 7 Sept. 2014 (Google translation) from the Arabic essay by Bassam Ramadan, “Daesh (ISIS): Allah commands us not to fight Israel.”
US Senator John McCain met with ISIS and its leader, self-appointed Caliph Abu Baktr al Baghdadi (in circle left) in Syria on 28 May 2013.
US Democrat Congress woman Tulsi Gabbard went to Syria and concluded that the US is directly funding Al-Qaeda and ISIS.
ISIS` MOUTHPIECE TO THE WORLD IS JEWISH AARON ZELIN – a fellow of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy – which is intimately affiliated to the US COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONSof Rothschild´s – the US´invisible government
The New American 14 Sept. 2016: Yet another top military leader for the Islamic State, or ISIS, was exposed as having been trained by the U.S. government — this one as recently as 2014 and on American soil
Besides Al Baghdadi said to be of the Jewish Iraqi Al-Baghdadi Clan is both ISIS boss and seems to be a Mossad agent – acc. to Edward Snowden. Therefore, there is a strong cooperation between Mossad and ISIS, and therefore, ISIS never attacks Israel. His real name is said to be Simon Elliott (The Daily Star 10 Oct. 2016). In 2015 Al-Baghdadi was reported dead in an Israeli hospital and here. This seems to have been fake news – since the Russians claim to possibly just having killed him at Raqqa!
Rita Katz, is purportedly also the al-Baghdadi woman behind the fraudulent Jihad John beheading propaganda blown up by the Jewish owned MSM to be so gruesome that it could not show them (as they knew it was forbidden because they were amateurish primitive and transparent stunts made in the Katz studios in Tell Aviv, showing absolutely nothing gruesome, no blood, no pain) .
On 25 April, the London Independent reported an ISIS attack on Israeli forces through a misunderstanding. AFTERWARDS ISIS APOLOGIZED TO ISRAEL!
Below is an interesting interview in the pan-Arab al Maydeen TV with Sheik Nabeel Naieem, co-founder and high ranking leader of Al Qaeda (I shortly reported on this in 2014, and especially that Naieem stated that ISIS and Al-Qaeda is the same: An American product to divide and rule the Middle East. What I missed then is i.a. that Naieem quotes Jewish historian Bernard Lewis founder of Fourth-Generation Warfare saying: “We do not need trans-continent armies that would awake nationalism and they return to us as bodies like what happened in Afghanistan & Vietnam, but we should find agents inside the (targeted) country who will carry out the task of the soldiers, and we need a media tool to falsify truths for the people, and money to spend on them”. That is exactly what Istael and its puppet, the USA are doing today.
It is known that the USA released him from prison and he spent 20 to 30 million US Dollars to establish these ISIS groups and the first ISIS camps were established in Jordan. These camps were supervised by the (US) Marines, and the arming of ISIS is all American.
Nabeel Naiem: The wounded from ISIS during (terrorist) operations go to Israel. Now as we speak there are 1,500 of ISIS & Nusra (Front) are in Tel Aviv hospitals.
Henry Kissinger wrote a memo in 1982 or 1984, don’t remember exactly, it’s titled The 100 Years War. When asked where this 100 years war will occur? He said in the Middle East when we ignite the war between the Sunnah and the Shiites.
ISIS didn’t behead a single American (See Jihad John s stunts and here). They beheaded Muslims and ate livers of Muslims.
This is a conspiracy against the region, and I told you Netenyahu & Dick Chenney put the Clean Break plan in the year 1998, and it’s destroying 4 countries, they start with Iraq, then Syria then Egypt then Saudi Arabia – using radical groups in the region.