Allen West: Folks, I caution you, things are not as they appear

There is a dangerous bit of theater unfolding.

As Written By Allen B. West:

If you haven’t noticed, Barack Obama’s best friend Recip Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey, has launched an offensive operation into Syria. There are those who applaud this, under the belief that Turkey is going to take the fight to ISIS. I caution you, because not everything you see on the surface in the Middle East is what it should be.

We recently shared with you the meeting between Erdogan and Russia’s Vladimir Putin; funny, didn’t Turkey shoot down a Russian fighter plane? There are certain machinations going on in this area, and Obama is a bystander sitting in the corner sucking his thumb.

As reported by the Washington Post, The Turkish government had been planning for more than a year to send troops into Syria to fight the Islamic State before it did so this week, but the intervention was opposed by military officers who later participated in July’s failed attempt to overthrow the government, a senior Turkish official said Thursday. 

He spoke as Turkey dispatched additional tanks across the border to reinforce positions around the Syrian town of Jarabulus, which was captured from the Islamic State on Wednesday by Syrian rebels and Turkish troops in Turkey’s first significant foray into Syria since the war began five years ago. 

Reluctance within the military to move across the border was reinforced by other issues that subsequently emerged, including Turkey’s November 2015 shoot-down of a Russian jet, which forced Turkey to suspend flights over Syria for fear of Russian retaliation and meant it could not offer air support to any advancing troops. 

The suggestion, however, that military officers who were secretly plotting against the government all along had acted for more than a year to thwart its plans to intervene in Syria offers one possible new explanation for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s seeming reluctance to fulfill long-standing U.S. demands for Turkey to adopt a more active stance against the Islamic State in Syria. 

Planning for the offensive spearheaded by Turkey on Wednesday against the Islamic State-controlled town of Jarabulus began in June 2015, said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to share information on sensitive issues. However, the proposals were consistently resisted by the Turkish military, he said.

The real issue, if you look at the map accompanying the Washington Post story, is that the objective is not so much to defeat ISIS, but rather stem the Kurdish advance.

Matter of fact, recently the Turkish military was bombing the Kurdish forces Obama claims he’s supporting. As well, it is a very convenient statement to say it was the generals supporting the coup that did not support Turkish actions in Syria.

One must be very concerned about the Erdogan’s long-term objectives. Here’s my assessment. Erdogan met with Putin in order to set a line of demarcation between that which will be reserved for Syria’s Assad and ISIS — which is indeed supported by Erdogan. Erdogan’s original intent to support a Sunni Islamist terrorist action to undermine Assad ran into a little obstacle called the Russians. Putin needs a base of operations in the Middle East and a sure port of call in the Mediterranean Sea — that’s Syria. Assad has been bolstered and Putin is brokering a trade-off.

The real loser in this game of thrones will be the Kurds. Here is a group which could be a solid ally for the United States, along with Jordan, Egypt and Israel, in the region. But, thanks to the disinterested Obama, Russia has become a power broker and since we’re releasing billions of dollars to Iran, they are becoming the regional hegemony. And what does Obama get in return for the billions of dollars — harassment of our Naval vessels in the Persian Gulf.

Russia, Iran and Turkey are in position to put a deadly squeeze on the Kurds, forcing their acquiescence.

And what of ISIS? Well, no one is taking any action against their center of gravity in Raqqa, Syria. And, more importantly, no one is taking action against the ISIS stronghold in Mosul, Iraq. The eastern portion of Mosul and its surrounding villages have fallen under Kurdish control. However, it’s central Mosul and the west that is firmly in the hands of ISIS. Baghdad is controlled by Shia Iran; they’re not launching any operations into Mosul.

So, in the long term, ISIS will be allowed to maintain a caliphate, one it appears Putin and Erdogan agreed will not threaten Assad — but will be able to export its terrorism elsewhere. If we had a strong, resolute, visionary leader in America, he could seize upon this situation and find opportunity. The opportunity would be to firm our relations with the Kurds and set as an objective an independent Kurdistan that would stretch all the way to Iskandrun, a seaport.

If no one’s noticed, this is not about just ISIS, but an axis, an alliance, that is forming. It’s about the growth of the global Islamic jihad which is based in Islamo-fascism. In the end, it is less about Sunni vs. Shia, but rather about a savage, barbaric and antiquated ideology — and Erdogan is a leading candidate for fascist of the year considering his ….

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Folks, I caution you, things are not as they appear… – Allen B. West –



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  • abc2xyz

    In the department of economy, an act, a habit, an institution, a law, gives birth not
    only to an effect, but to a series of effects. Of these effects, the first only is immediate;
    it manifests itself simultaneously with its cause – it is seen. The others unfold in
    succession – they are not seen: it is well for us, if they are foreseen.

    Between a good and a bad economist this constitutes the whole difference – the one takes account of the visible effect; the other takes account both of the effects which are seen, and also of those which it is necessary to foresee.

    Now this difference is enormous, for it almost always happens that when the immediate consequence is favourable, the ultimate consequences are fatal, and the converse.

    Hence it follows that the bad economist pursues a small present good, which will be followed by a great evil to come, while the true economist pursues a great good to come, – at the risk of a small present evil.
    Frederic Bastiat [That Which is Seen, and That Which is Not Seen]

    Mr. A. West you are so right !
    Thank you for this eye-opening article.

    He, who sees that unseen issues in Syria will make the new Middle East Order .
    That “he” is not Obama or Kerry or Hillary because them and their entourage are incompetent .
    I hope that the Liberal doctrine will be stopped in November and that the GOP will have the “he” who will read the ME situation correct;y/clearly as well as that the time will be in his side.

  • etexfisherman48

    Mr. West if you knew anything about the prophecies of the bible for the end time you would be amazed at how fast events are coming together as prophets said over 2500 years ago. In this case, it is the alignment of Turkey with Russia taking place. If you further understood the history of of the Middle East you would know the importance of blood ties such as that of the northern tribe of Persia today Iran the Scythians and their migration to what is now Russia. In Ezekiel 38 and 39 it teaches us about all the nations aligning themselves with Russia in preparation for the invasion of Israel. Trump doesn’t know this because if he did he wouldn’t be encouraging Russia to take out ISIS. That is not the purpose of Russia’s involvement in Syria at all. It is the pathway to the culmination of alliances in preparation of the invasion of Israel and for Russia to obtain Super State Status worldwide. Russia is literally competing with another evil force other than itself for domination of the world the Rothschild New World Order currently headed by the Unites States of America. If you seriously want to know more about the truth of what is taking place contact me through my FB page.

  • Dennis O’Toole

    Did u know ERDOGAN CALLED BHO as soon as
    he was first inaugurated! BFF He plans to be the CALIFH! Very involved with the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD!; Just like HUMA & Valarie JARETTE! BIRTHERS are probably right about BHO! ERDOGAN set us up with a Muslim POTUS fooling the Marxist Progressives via BHO’ ATTATCHMENT to SAUL ALINSKY & Bill AYERS!
    Used them to to get POWER! JARETTE is the IRANIAN MBhood ‘Watchdog’ of Obama! if HRC wins HUMA is her Watchdog!
    TURKEY has been a control point for Muslim HIJRAH (Invasion) into EUROPE & NORTH AMERICA!
    This HIJRAH has been taking place since after WWII! Generations of Passive JIHADIS Staging! BHO deceptively during almost 8 Yrs may have admitted MILLIONS! FIRST Action was to put a MOSLEM in charge of Dept of Immigration who NEVER tracked OVERSTAYS on VISAS from the MIDDLE EAST ( Both Fighting AGE STUDENTS or Tourists)! MANY melted away or BECAME GREEN CARD HOLDERS OR CITIZENS do to the efforts of MR ZAHN’s LAW SERVICES! ( Another MBHood MEMBER)
    Next he worked via the UN RESETTLEMENT PROGRAMS with little fanfare! WHO really knows the NUMBERS!
    MOSLEMS head CIA;DHS & God only knows HOW MANY CAIR Peoole throughout our Gov’t!
    COLONEL We are in DEEP-SHIT!


    I too believe the Kurds are about to take it in the shorts because of the cowardice of Halfast B’Ob the “unknown”…….the russkies, iranians and turks all want that oil the Kurds control…..

  • Ing_R

    Turkey has been TRAINING ISIS. REMEMBER: ME AGAINST MY BROTHER. THEN ME AND MY BROTHER AGAINST SAD. THEN DAD MY BROTHER AND ME AGAINST my cousin and so forth. That is how the Middle East works.

  • Alice Severson

    If people studied the Bible, they would have know this long time ago. I just connected it from the Bible about 3 weeks ago.