The US is preparing to reduce operations in Syria, and is currently unsure of what to do with 1000 government contractors according to a report:
The Islamic State’s physical territory has dwindled to a ramshackle camp only a few square kilometers wide in eastern Syria’s Deir Ez Zor province. But as the so-called caliphate’s end nears, questions remain about what will become of the roughly 1,000 ISIS fighters who have been detained by U.S. troops and local allies.
While some of the ISIS detainees are front-lines troops and untrained cannon fodder, a significant cohort of them are also more capable militants trained as external operation planners and master bomb makers who pose a threat to the U.S. and its allies.
“It’s closer to a thousand than it is hundreds already in detention, with more to potentially come,” Army Gen. Raymond Thomas, III, who helms U.S. Special Operations Command, said at a Senate hearing Thursday. “[It’s] a huge area of concern for us, especially because they’re being detained by the non-nation state that’s otherwise known as the Syrian Democratic Forces.”
U.S.-backed SDF troops, who fought to clear ISIS out of the eastern portion of Syria, have been in limbo ever since the Trump administration announced that U.S. forces would eventually depart the country after ISIS’ defeat.
Early on in the anti-ISIS campaign, some within the SDF hoped to create their own nation. But Syrian reunification looks more likely at the moment, potentially creating a chaotic transition phase during which detained ISIS fighters can slip through the cracks and plot attacks abroad.
“How we reduce that threat and keep those people properly detained and handled over time is of paramount importance right now,” Thomas said.
Most of these detainees are foreign fighters from roughly a dozen different countries, he added.
The U.S. State Department has been calling on the origin nations of foreign ISIS militants to repatriate and prosecute the detainees.
“I’ll give kudos right now to some of the countries that have stepped up, particularly some of the smaller countries that have capacity challenges, but nevertheless have started to assume the burden,” Thomas said.
“We have empty beds at Guantanamo Bay, don’t we?” Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton asked during the hearing. “Maybe we should consider that for some of those really bad guys in Syria.”
A U.S. official told the Associated Press that the American base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is the “option of last resort.”
Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official said that roughly 50 detainees in Syria have been identified as “high value” suspects that could be held at Guantanamo if they are not repatriated.
Thomas was hesitant to call the end of ISIS’ physical caliphate a “victory” when probed by senators. Instead, he characterized ISIS’ loss of land as a great accomplishment but one that will transition the terror proto-state into an insurgency movement.
“The [counter-terrorism] threat between 2001 and 2011 wasn’t measured in territory, it was measured in terrorist threat, and that’s still there, isn’t it?” Maine Sen. Angus King asked during the hearing.
“Correct,” Thomas said. “The [counter-terrorism] threat is in the throws of transformation. … They’re still very dangerous.”
External threats from violent extremist organizations can still emanate from Syria, according to Thomas.
“We’re on the verge of diminishing the threat and in the process of determining what residual capability needs to remain in place in the region to ensure that we’re securing that objective,” Thomas said.
How a residual presence will look may largely depend on President Donald Trump, who has been eager to end American involvement in Syria. He has said, however, that he is interested in keeping a U.S. presence in Iraq in order to keep an eye on Iranian activity in the region.
During the Senate hearing, Thomas said that ISIS has attempted to launch operations in Iraq. He also commended the Iraqi government for reinforcing its sovereignty and taking charge of the security situation within its borders. (source, source)
I use the term “independent government contractors” because, as the lessons of history have shown, that is what these terrorists are.
All of this history in the modern sense- which I define here as the world post World War II- is a direct result of CIA covert “stay behind” operations throughout the world. This is not to say that terrorism does not exist. We know for a fact that not only does terrorism exist, but it is a real problem throughout history, yet at the same time that said terrorism has been systematically exploited by governments in order to advance their own ends by harnessing the incredibly destructive yet curiously, at least for a time, pacifying effect of Islam on a population. The violence of Islam with its emphasis on rigid obedience to a unknown deity makes for a nation of people who can be manipulated into serving countless political causes.
The fact is that ISIS in the Middle East and her predecessor of the Taliban were CIA creations. Plans for such groups date back to as early as the 1950s, but did not come to fruition in a major way until the 1970s with the creation of the Taliban as part of an anti-Russian military effort in Afghanistan. Simply put, the goal was to get Russia to invade Afghanistan, and then to create an Islamic paramilitary force to fight the Russians using trafficked weapons from America, Israel, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia. The program was called Operation Cyclone, and was at the time the largest CIA operation yet undertaken and from a military perspective succeeded in her objective.
ISIS was an extension of this. Shoebat.com has shown for years the connection between the intelligence arms of the government and ISIS. This explains why not just with ISIS, but why other persons tied to other terrorist groups would regularly visit places such as the White House.
Some people would have a man believe that this is “proof” that Muslims are taking over America, or that there is some “infiltration” of the US government. This is far from the easy-to-see truth, which is that such persons are not being given access because of some incredible act of deception that the government cannot see, but because such persons on account of their past histories are being actively solicited for their services by the government, thus showing the problem is less “the Muslims” and rather the so-called “patriots” in the military and government offices who brought them in.
This is not an allusion to “the deep state,” a non-descriptive euphemism to cover for and conceal the names and connections of real people in the same way that many will use with the phrase “the globalists.” The fact is that the names of many of the people are well-known or can be known, and many have already been exposed. The whole “QAnon” movement is a sham, because as I have noted before, while the “Q” clearance is real, it is likely a play on the mathematical engineering formula Q = CIA, thus clearly noting that a piece of intelligence is indeed “above top secret” because it is for CIA use only on a need-to-know schedule. “QAnon” is just a distraction from the reality of all of the above mentioned.
To all of this, I have yet to see anybody in the conservative movement, and even most parts of the liberal movement, to address in a serious and meaningful way anything to do with Gladio even though it is the most extensive military operation of the twentieth century whose history cannot be told without it and which based on available evidence is still continuing just as before to its logical end, which is the start of a third world war and another global power reorientation.
So many people say they are afraid of “ISIS terrorists attacking America.” While it is true that sometimes an employee may disobey his employer, most of them are not going to do so, and the few in this case who do would be “fired” (in the literal and metaphorical sense) immediately. If there is a major terrorist attack on US soil, it will almost always be because it was either allowed to happen or because it was directly planned with the same government’s assistance as an excuse to carry out a certain policy using the attack as a justification.
ISIS are just military contractors who are being employed by and working with the government. They are no different than Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, SAIC, Lockheed Martin, or even the infamous DynCorp. What difference exists between them, aside from the former being much lower paid and with fewer benefits and lacking the corporate structure and form in American law, is that the former are a motley mix of poor brown, black, and white peoples from poor nations carrying guns killing people, while the latter are mostly white people in fancy suits with nice desks who supply the former with the guns and tools they need for their operations.
Building a wall would not stop them, because the guardians at the gates to the wall would still let them through. It is an issue of integrity that begins not in another nation or with poor people, many of whom are fleeing for their lives from the chaos started by such operations overseas, but in the abyss on the Potomac that is the central base of operations for Washington’s Empire.
It is said that judgement always begins with the house of God. To paraphrase this, judgement also begins with self-examination, because while others can influence a situation and in some cases can rightly be blamed for a problem, often times one’s problems start with oneself. In a national context, many in the US want to blame other nations for her problems, but perhaps instead of projecting one’s problems onto another, the people may want to look inside, as that is where she will find the source of most of her issues.