Pentagon Officials Eager to Present a Recovering ISIS, but Facts Don’t Support It

By Jason Ditz

Throughout August, one of the most persistent stories has been the claim that ISIS is making a substantial recovery in Iraq and Syria, a claim based on a single Pentagon report which implied only that this might potentially be the case.

The Pentagon clearly wants this to be true, because they are using it to spin a US military withdrawal from Syria as dangerous. Even though that withdrawal never happened in the first place, this narrative has refused to die, and the New York Times is against claiming ISIS is “regaining” strength, in its top story, as though it’s an absolute fact.

What is the story based on? Unsurprisingly, it’s almost entirely that same Pentagon report again, which is continuing to warn against a US military drawdown from Syria. The article focuses beyond that on trying to validate the fears expressed in that report.

Even then, ISIS is not taking over any territory, nor is it expected that they will even attempt to do so. The big focus seems to be on the massive detention camp the Syrian Kurds are operating in northeastern Syria.

The detention camp is full of ISIS and suspected ISIS, and because the camp has no way of imposing absolute control of what everyone inside says and does, the Pentagon report speculates that they’re probably talking, and that it’ll be a hotbed of ISIS ideology.

Even then, the idea that a camp full of suspected ISIS members might have people supportive of ISIS’ ideology is hardly surprising, and since they’re already being detained they can’t exactly go do anything.

By Jason Ditz / Republished with permission / ANTIWAR.COM / Report a typo

Image credit: Anthony Freda Art

Subscribe to Activist Post for truth, peace, and freedom news. Follow us on Minds, Twitter, Steemit, and SoMee. Become an Activist Post Patron for as little as $1 per month.

Provide, Protect and Profit from what’s coming! Get a free issue of Counter Markets today.

Source Article from

Related Posts
Losing support in Venezuela, ‘interim president’ Guaido goes abroad to beg Mike Pompeo & EU for yet more help

Around this time a year ago, hardly anyone outside of Venezuela had ever heard the

Support Independent Media: Global Research Needs Your Help

youtube twitter facebook rss Source Article from

General Haftar, of Libya in Greece, Seeking Military Support

Meetings with Mitsotakis and Tender on today Haftar arrived in Athens just two and a

EU Lays Out 1 Trillion-Euro Plan to Support Green Deal

The European Union plans to dedicate a quarter of its budget to tackling

Hits: 41

You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a Reply


Powered by WordPress | Designed by: Premium WordPress Themes | Thanks to Themes Gallery, Bromoney and Wordpress Themes