The Syrian “Rebels” and the Deep State

Back in February Tanya T. translated an investigative report from Bulgarian TV on the Syrian “rebels” — the so-called “moderate” opposition to the Assad regime who are otherwise indistinguishable from Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and other jihad groups that ravage that part of the Middle East. The documentary included details about the support provided for these jihad groups by the United States, presumably via the CIA — including supplying them with TOW missiles.

As is our standard procedure, I edited the translated transcript to make a subtitle file for Vlad Tepes, and he subtitled an excerpt from the video. As soon as he posted it to YouTube, however, it was taken down. When he uploaded it to other platforms, it was removed instantly from those, too, with no reason given. This was very different from the treatment meted out to any other video we had done, and it was clear that somebody, somewhere was determined that this report should not see the light of day in English. Vlad and I were simply unable to post the video.

At long last, three months later, the video has finally been hosted behind a protective screen that its enemies are unable to breach. We are grateful to Free Speech Defense for hosting this report.

In its current format, the video cannot be embedded. However, if you follow the link, you can watch it, and a transcript is below.

Here’s the account of the report as posted by Free Speech Defense:

I am not sure of the sources used, I understand it’s from a Bulgarian TV station, but after it was translated and captioned, then uploaded to YouTube, it was “pulled” with an unusual copyright abuse claim, but no “strike” which normally comes with a video being pulled for that reason, tried uploading again to another channel, same thing happened, nearly instantly.

Then tried sharing again on, Liveleak and, who are far less censored, again, pulled, but no reason given. Very odd.

This TV station has not complained before about sharing their content, I guess I might find out what’s bothering whoever about this 20 Minute documentary that deserves such censorship attention.

Transcript (based on the original times):

24:02   Turkish-Syrian border, Kassab — The battle for Kassab is a key one in the Syrian war —
24:08   [Kassab is] one of the strategic crossing points with Turkey under the control of the Islamists.
24:13   We will not put down our weapons until we have imposed Sharia throughout the whole of Syria.
24:19   Everyone who wants democracy, a secular state and a constitution,
24:23   we will receive him with submachine guns!
24:35   The battle begins with a prayer.
24:39   It is for the strategic hill of 45th Observatory which opens the front towards Kassab.
24:52   On the other side of the hill are the brigades
24:56   of three Islamist organizations under common leadership.
24:59   We created a united command headquarters under the leadership of Ansar Al-Sham
25:03   (Supporters of the Levant).
25:06   the Al-Nusra Front and Sham [Syrian] al-Islam.
25:09   Our leader — the Prophet Mohammed forever!
25:13   This battle is being led by commanders who take part in all battles:
25:19   the commander of Ahrar al-Sham, the commanders of the al-Nusra Front,
25:23   of Sham al-Islam, their commander Abu Ahmed the Moroccan is here as well!
25:28   Abu Ahmed the Moroccan is the leader of Sham al-Islam
25:32   organization, which is considered a branch of al-Qaeda in Morocco.
25:36   At present the Moroccan squad is fighting in Syria.
25:39   The real name of Abu Ahmed is Ibrahim bin Shakaran,
25:42   a former Guantanamo prisoner.
25:45   He is among the dead in the battle here.
25:48   In the battle for Kassab the united Islamist front uses
25:52   the American anti-tank TOW missile for the first time.
25:55   TOW is an American missile, among the most advanced anti-tank missiles,
26:01   that the terrorists now have.
26:04   600 TOW missiles have arrived for the terrorists, and more continue to arrive.
26:12   In an official comment to the media, the spokesperson
26:15   for the National Security Council, Bernadette Meehan,
26:18   confirms that USA provides support for the moderate opposition in Syria,
26:22   but refuses to give details about deliveries of military aid.
26:33   The battle in Kassab was started by three organizations:
26:38   the main one Al-Nusra Front, the second one Sham al-Islam, and the third one Ansar al-Islam.
26:46   That is, three Islamist organizations, which are pro-al-Qaeda organizations, that have nothing to do
26:54   with this structure called the Free Syrian Army, which is only used as a mask for these terrorists.
27:03   Our crew met with representatives of the leadership
27:06   of the Free Syrian Army, which is fighting in Kassab.
27:09   They confirmed that they have received a consignment
27:12   Of the American missiles, and have been trained to use them
27:15   At an American military base in Qatar. Mahmud Mustafa Mahmud of the Free Syrian Army
27:20   also confirmed their cooperation with Al-Nusra, which leads the battle in Kassab.
27:25   The Al-Nusra Front — they are like family to us, like brothers.
27:33   Our officers maintain contact with the Al-Nusra Front. We and they are like one squad.
27:36   Who sent you TOW missiles? For sure, these rockets are from America,
27:41   but they arrive too late and in insufficient numbers,
27:49   and is not in keeping with rapid developments in the fighting.
27:53   We cannot tell exactly how they are being sent,
27:58   but there is the headquarters of the intelligence services, which includes
28:02   (the intelligence services of) 15 countries,
28:05   and it is situated in Turkey and in Jordan.
28:11   The weapons come to us through this headquarters. We do not care how.
28:17   What matters to us is that the weapons arrive. The training is in Qatar.
28:20   According to the Deputy Commander of the Free Syrian Army,
28:24   two thirds of the delivered weapons are sent to the Al-Nusra Front
28:27   at the order of the recent Commander of the Free Army, Selim Idris.
28:32   The order also reads “Please send us documents about the deliveries of all war supplies,
28:38   so that we can hand the respective receipts to our Turkish and French partners.”
28:43   This is the order. Do you confirm its authenticity?
28:46   Definitely, we confirm the authenticity of this document.
28:54   We warned the Americans in particular, and the Europeans as a whole,
28:58   that the weapons that transit the headquarters of the Free Army
29:06   go to organizations that the West labels as terrorist organizations,
29:11   How this double game is being played —
29:16   on the one hand these organizations are accused of being terrorists,
29:23   on the other they are being supplied with weapons through the headquarters.
29:29   This astonished and confused us, but so far we have no explanation for it.
29:36   Most squads of the Free Army did not receive enough weapons or received very little.
29:41   The ones that received weapons had to have a certain ideology.
29:51   By “certain ideology” I mean radical Islamist ideology.
30:04   Is this order authentic? Yes, this document is authentic.
30:10   Selim Idris was a courier between the Qatari, Saudi and American services on one hand,
30:17   and squads who claimed that they are part of the Free Syrian Army, but actually were not,
30:22   Such as Ahrar al-Sham (the Free of Sham), Ahfad al-Rasul (the grandchildren of the Prophet).
30:28   Al-Nusra as well? —Yes.
30:34   More than 15 foreign services work openly on Syrian territory.
30:46   Even the Headquarters for providing weapons is under the control of these services.
30:54   At the head of these services are the USA, the UK, France,
30:58   countries in the Persian Gulf, and others.
31:10   Do I understand you correctly? The intelligence services of fifteen countries
31:14   help finance and arm al-Qaeda in Syria —
31:18   is this what is happening right now in Syria?
31:21   We can say that with certainty, but the world’s services do contradictory things.
31:27   Especially the American ones. They could accuse someone of terrorism, and at the same time
31:32   to support him in fulfillment of certain objectives of theirs,
31:37   that are in line with their policy, without his even realizing that.
31:52   Not a single Islamist organization in Syria was created without the knowledge
31:56   of the American, the French, Qatari and Saudi intelligence services.
32:01   Dr Bassam Abu Abdulla, Damascus University
32:47   In Syria a phenomenon appeared — a market for terrorists.
32:52   What this market for terrorists is — a group that has a man, who is so religious,
32:57   wants to go to heaven, wants to become a suicide bomber immediately.
33:03   However, they don’t need him. They go to another organization,
33:07   and sell him to them without his knowing it.
33:13   How much does a suicide bomber cost?
33:16   That depends on the needs of the organizations, it depends on
33:20   which organization is selling and which organization is buying…
33:24   In the town of Tal the Military Intelligence building was attacked.
33:35   A man who was involved in this attack said that they received
33:39   $2 million from Qatar as payment for it.
33:47   The number of terrorists who came to Syria from all over the world is 248,000.
33:55   A portion of them returned to their countries, another portion died.
34:05   According to American statistics 92,000 foreigners continue to fight in Syria.
34:09   According to these statistics 12,700 of them are From Western Europe, the US and Canada.
34:12   They get trained, and they bring their Salafist ideology back to their countries,
34:19   where they will be ticking time bombs.
34:26   We are coming to slaughter you. Be careful, infidels! Allah is greater!
34:34   I swear on the great Allah! We will conquer Rome,
34:38   we will conquer Rome and al-Andalus with the help of Allah!
36:53   These terrorists who have entered Syria come from 83 countries,
36:59   because Syria represents a fertile soil for them —
37:04   first, it’s a safe haven — they are able to train there freely,
37:07   teach the use of different kinds of weapons,
37:10   they are able to have their military camps, to liaise with other terrorist groups…
37:16   By waging war against the regime, they get military experience which can be used in other places,
37:22   or in their countries, when they go back.
37:25   In Syria there are mujahideen from all continents.
39:41   Some of the foreigners transfer over from al-Nusra
39:44   to the other terrorist organization – ISIL (Islamic State).
39:47   The two organizations, in spite of their identical ideology
39:50   and common enemy — the secular regime in Syria —
39:53   also wage war against each other. ‘Saif-ullah’
39:58   Jamal Mahruf is a leader of the Syrian Revolutionary Front; it evidently includes al-Qaeda.
40:57   Initially, when I arrived in Syria, thank God, I became a member of al-Nusra (al-Qaeda).
41:05   At first I thought I was on the right path, and I said to myself:
41:09   OK, al-Qaeda, thank Allah, this is the right path.
41:14   But after a few months I realized there was no real jihad, because there were many lies.
41:25   The worst thing that I witnessed was that the al-Nusra Front
41:29   allied itself with members of the Free Army
41:33   and other squads to attack our brothers from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.
41:40   The other squads and groups receive aid from the Americans and the Crusader States.
41:51   There are certain networks that deliver these weapons directly,
41:57   and some of the deliveries come through the headquarters (of the Free Army).
42:02   Another part of the aid is in the form of money sent to these organizations,
42:08   so that they could buy weapons on the black market,
42:22   or they receive arms directly from the intelligence services.
42:27   Al-Nusra was declared a terrorist organization by the Americans,
42:32   even before al-Nusra pronounced itself to be a branch of al-Qaeda in Syria.
42:38   At the same time the TOW missiles keep arriving for al-Nusra. The money keeps coming to al-Nusra.
42:45   When the list of the terrorist organizations for 2014 was published,
42:50   I expected to see the name of Mohammad Julani — the head of al-Nusra — but it was missing.
42:58   The al-Nusra Front was listed as a terror organization, on the one hand,
43:02   but their leaders are not among the most wanted in the world.
43:07   That’s the double game that the world’s intelligence services play in Syria.
43:12   In this geopolitical game 130,000 civilians have lost their lives in the
43:16   last four years and ten million have lost their homes.
43:21   Terrorism was a big threat to the United States, but now it is twice as big.
43:25   Terrorism has always been a threat to Europe, but at present it’s a double threat.
43:31   They form sleeper cells inside Europe.

24 thoughts on “The Syrian “Rebels” and the Deep State

  1. Everything is going smoothly. Al-Qaida carried out the 9/11 attacks in the US and now the US supplies them with weapons in Syria.

    We’ve “evolved.”

    • Colonel, it has been my enlightenment to read a book titled, The Secret War Against The Jews, by John Loftus and Mark Aarons, as to how Western ‘intelligence’ Agencies control all Western governments via ‘foreign affairs’ and trade.

      Western governments are the shop fronts that hide the real agenda.

  2. Wow. Assad’s the good guy in this battle royale? The West supports the jihadists?

    • You’ve got it, Assad has been mercilessly smeared, mainly by the obama gang, but then the MSM was/is part of that.

      • Not only didn’t Assad support Israel: Assad is a deadly enemy of Israel.

        A real danger is that should Israel become embroiled in a general conflict, the Syrian army, a well-organized entity for the Middle East, will take advantage of any Israeli weakness. In other words, it is a dagger pointed at Israel that could go off at the worst moment.

        Also, Syria could provide a ground base for Iranian forces, in the event of any conflict, conflict with Saudi Arabia or the gulf states, as well and with Israel.

        Of course, the degree of actual threat is not an indicator of being in the cross-hairs of western intelligence. Gaddafi of Libya was no threat at all, and yet he was deposed and murdered with the instigation and support of the US government and intelligence agencies.

        • The death of Gaddafi is one of the mysteries of the chaotic brutality of the Obama-Clinton MENA foreign “policy”. I don’t think Congress is done trying to get answers out of the flunkies since the main actors have moved on to other venues.

  3. Knowing what I know now about how this world really operates is more of a cross to bear than in any real feeling of enlightenment. The world can be a dark, dark place for those naive to the sinister forces that pull the strings on just about everything those who allow their naivety to rule their mind.

    And so it is with so called geopolitics, or in simple layman’s terms, how to twist the world to your Master’s desire.

    Man’s greatest mistake is to disavow the existence of God because that denial gives the other side, and in this case Islam, its reason to exist.

    • For the sheeple, ignorance of what is really going on is truly bliss.

      To your other point, the West must find some type of positive, spiritual counter-program to Islam, or all is lost.

  4. Globalism in action. Engineer a problem and then pose the New World Order (unelected World Government) as the only possible ‘solution’. This is evil.

    • Amen.

      There is simply too much Deep State inertia.

      It’s obvious Kushner is his handler on Soros’ behalf. I’m sure the orders have come from the top to tamp down the protests and riots.

      • What is the difference between ‘Shadow Government’ and
        ‘Deep State’?

        Personnaly, … ‘Deep State’ … sounds more ‘threatening’ !
        But of course, I am a foreigner ! Dutch !
        A foreign langue does not have the same impact as the …

        • The Deep State has been developing over the years since the Roosevelt administration. It’s the faceless bureaucracy, lots of drones in huge agencies. Just think of all the workers it takes to keep those welfare checks EBT cards going to the right people.

          I’ll let those with experience in Parliament speak to the tradition of shadow governments; it has to do with which party is out of power at the moment serving as a check on the party that holds the reins.

          In the U.S., the permanent political class has fused the Dems and Republicans into the Uni-Party. Their main concern is keeping control of the legislature, no matter who is in power.

          It gets creepy when those at the top begin to resemble one another. Paul Ryan, that humble representative from Wisconsin is a case in point. He is a Republican, supposedly charged with working with/for his Republican president to frame legislation that reflects GOP philosophy. That would mean severely curbing the influx of migrants and ensuring the integrity of our borders. But don’t hold your breath. Like a vulture, Ryan sits in Congress waiting for this president to stumble. You can be sure Ryan is positioning himself for the Oval Office – he’ll square off against V.P. Pence when the time comes. Or perhaps he’d rather stay in Congress, wheeling and dealing. Each position allows for wealth collection.

          But as for the permanent bureaucracy which evolved to carry out the innumerable laws and regulations passed by the Uni-Party, that’s a 20th century creature and it continues to grow with each new law passed, each new regulation amended. No one can really know all of the laws anymore. That Affordable Care Act – ObamaCare – was a huge, unreadable piece of bumpf (made so deliberately as some have admitted) and it has since had another 20,000 pages of additional regulations appended to it. A legislative disgrace but the Deep State grew again as more employees had to be hired to ride herd on these new laws…I wonder if anyone has worked out the algorithm for number of new employees required after the passage of each new law.

          And it gets worse. Turns out that when a legislator is elected and goes to D.C. he has to pay further hundreds of thousands to obtain a seat on one of the dozens of committees:

          • Dymphna really nailed it here.

            I would only add that the Deep State is a product of WW2. It is as if the US never came down from the “high” that the total war effort required.

            Sadly, in some ways we have become that which we were fighting against in WW2. We stared into the abyss too deep and too long. The abyss stared back into us.

          • In fact,it is a characteristic of over-ripe governments that they grow huge, expensive bureaucracies that suck up the resources of the citizens. Our bureaucracies took alternative forms in the past: paid armies, expensive nobility, administrative organizations.

            In part, it’s a consequence of Northcott Parkinsons Laws: the amount of work expands in proportion to the number of people available to perform it; bureaucracies expand in proportion to the money available to pay for them.

        • We should ask H.Numan for his ideas about The Deep State in the Netherlands because there certainly is one. I wrote a post on how it operates a few years ago. For my information, I drew on the expatriate, Arthur Legger, for an explanation of how things work there:

          Here’s my post from then:

          Dutch politics *is* ruthless, Pauletta. As long as you shut up and mind your own business you’re safe. But don’t EVER step out of line…

  5. The mujahidin are gratitude-driven and famously honorable. What could possibly go wrong?

  6. Thank Donald Trum ” Commander in Chief ” of the Unitrd States Armed forces ; for the Tow Missles. Thank Trump for the new supplies of arms to the Sunni Muslimsm in Saudi Arabia. Trump is going to make America Great again. Trump is the current leader of a country that can rightfully be called a GREAT SATAN “. Perhaps he is just a puppet and a Stooge…….but his hands are stained with the blood being shed in the Middle East.

    • To be fair to The Donald, those TOW deliveries predated his presidency; they were presents from Hussein (and John McCain). But I doubt Mr. Trump can stop this sort of thing; the monstrous bureaucratic entity that cooks up these shenanigans is beyond his control.

  7. Morally, we should be at war with every faction in Syria, including Assad and Turkey (excapt France.)They are all bad guys. But then you say “why?” Why not leave and go home? But, if we leave, the Syrian countryside will end up as a monstrous ISIS–or whatever–region or state, threatening Israel, Iraq, Jordan, the Emirates and the Saudis. And eventually even the Egyptians and the Suez Canal…and world petroleum. If we go down this capitulation road we may find us and China and Russia the only non-Muslim states remainng, facing a terrifying and powerful Islam, an Islam that has atomic weapons from Pakistan and maybe India and maybe France and maybe the UK. If we leave the region, we therefore guarantee an unbelievably hellish and nightmarish nuclear future.

    Going into Syria and trying to remove Assad was the epitome of strategic stupid.

    • Almost all of your assumptions are false.

      Your statement about world petroleum being threatened is false. The majority of oil and other petroleum products are now obtained outside the Middle East. The only consequences of totally cutting off all ME oil would be a moderate rise in prices.

      The terrifying prospect of a nuclear Pakistan is somewhat dampened by the fact that the US has supported and financed the Pakistani nuclear program. US financial support of Pakistani terror got a big boost when the US happily funded the killing of Soviet soldiers in Afghanistan, resulting in a dramatic 3,000 US deaths after a progressive Afghanistan was destabilized and Islamicized on the US dime.

      The Syrian government with Soviet support is rolling back ISIS right now. If we simply left, including discontinuing our support for al-qaeda fronts, chances are the Syrian war would wind up, and there would be one less excuse for admitting Muslim refugees.

      A coherent Syrian army would present a dilemma for Israel and Saudi Arabia, but that’s their problem, not ours.

      The threat to Europe would become magnitudes smaller if they closed their borders to all Muslims from anywhere; ditto for all Africans. This is an action that needs no involvement whatsoever in the Middle East. They could carry it out quite well without shipping a single TOW missile, artillery shell, rifle or dollar, to the Islamist groups in Syria, Iraq or Libya.

    • In eight years you can create a great mess of strategic stupid…was the plan to make immigrants where there were few before?

      All the main players will have to be dead before we can get anywhere near the truth, though we know even now it’s going to be uglier than we can presently imagine.

      The shrinkage of government bureaucracy is surely coming, in tandem with the demographic implosion. Those bajillion baby boomers who went to work in D.C. will age out soon – are ageing out, even now. The only problem is that their spaces are being filled by young SJWs who can’t get jobs in today’s economy. So the insider beltway hatred for the rest of the country will continue unabated.

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