A US official accuses Damascus of supporting Daesh
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A US official accuses Damascus of supporting Daesh


A few months ago, the Gulf press accused Damascus of buying petrol from Daesh that Daesh had stolen from Syria.

General Salim Idris, Minister of Defence of the provisional government of the National Opposition and Revolutionary Forces, accused the Syrian Arab Army of having delegated 180 officers to fight with Daesh.

The United States Embassy in Damascus, which has continued its work from Washington via the Internet, made public on the evening of the 1st June 2015 (in other words, taking into account the time difference, just before the meeting of the anti-Daesh Coalition in Paris) certain Twitter messages which accused Syria – without any proof and against all logic – of supporting Daesh.

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This campaign is an attempt to transform the anti-Daesh Coalition into an Alliance intended to overthrow the Syrian Arab Republic.

As in all good propaganda, it mixes truth and falsehood in order to stir up doubt.
- Three months ago, an inquiry by military security revealed that the Director of Internal Intelligence, General Rustum Ghazaleh, had probably been trafficking petrol with Daesh. He was relieved of his functions by President Bachar el-Assad and placed under house arrest. He died a month later of Guillain-Barré Syndrome.
- The Syrian military has infiltrated the Islamic Emirate, and totals 180 agents charged with providing information on their plans.

The Tweets from the United States Embassy in Damascus were broadcast while Secretary of State John Kerry was urgently repatriated from France in order to be operated on in Boston. This seems to indicate a strong resistance among the Obama administration to the agreements that have been negotiated with Iran and Russia.

The Twitter account of the US Embassy in Damascus is the responsability of Daniel Rubinstein, the husband of Julie Adams, who is number 2 in the Intelligance services of the State Department.

Pete Kimberley

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