State Senator Dick Black
Senator Black says "the civil war in Syria would never have happened without the efforts of Saudi Arabia and Turkey". He said the war in Syria was not a domestic uprising or part of the Arab Spring, with civilians seeking democracy. Instead, he called it an uprising of hardcore jihadists, aided by the CIA and MI6, with the help of Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Saudi Arabia was able to control governments across the world with its financial strength, and the Turks had their own agenda with regard to Europe, Black argued.
Senator Black goes on to say: “Virtually all arms, ammunition, equipment, supplies, jihadists, medical support – all of it comes from Turkey. Right now, ISIS sends 44,000 barrels of oil per day – stolen barrels, most of it from Syria – across the border into Turkey. The State Department has publicly said that there’s only a trickle of oil that gets into Turkey, but I have personally spoken to Kurdish activists … [who] observed hundreds of ISIS oil tankers carrying stolen Syrian oil into Turkey on a daily basis.” and that, "Turkey is actively assisting the ISIS rebels and helping the Al-Nusra rebels which are linked with Al-Qaeda.”
According to ZeroHedge, the only large media outlet willing to carry Black's story, "Black is shouting from the rooftops that Washington's Mid-East policy not only amounts to lunacy, but in fact makes the world a more dangerous place... Black is suggesting that the US knowingly and openly supports the two governments that pose the greatest threat to global peace and security...And he's exactly right."
Black's statements would hardly qualify as 'news' considering that media outlets around the globe that aren't controlled by the US corporations have been saying the same thing for some time now. It's the same for any information that doesn't toe the US propaganda line. The real story here is that the corporate media in capitalist countries must toe the Empire's propaganda line or face an advertiser boycott by the crony capitalists. What good are hollow pronouncements about freedom of the press when the newsrooms are under the thumb of the advertising departments.
Another connection never allowed to be spoken of by the corporate media is the fact that there is no question that Israel is playing a prominent role in the attempted destruction of the Syrian state, and is guilty of destroying the lives of millions of people through their support of anti-Assad mercenaries. Syrians are now the second largest refugee population on the planet according to a UN report (only second to Palestinians), all thanks to the NATO/Israeli/Saudi/Turkey/Arab Emerites axis of weasels which has funded and supported rebel armies in Syria.
Another example is the MSM's silencing of the former commander of US Special Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, Former Lt. Gen Michael Flynn, who says that "without the Iraq war, the Islamic State wouldn’t exist today." in an interview with German newspaper Der Spiegel, adding: "The U.S. attempts to pretend there are “moderate rebels,” a claim that is refuted by the U.S.’s own former point man in Syria, “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) Col. Abdel Jabbar al-Okaidi. In the video below he was open about his daily communication and collaboration with extremist jihadists from the “Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham” (ISIS) and al-Qaeda’s official branch in Syria, Jabhat al-Nusra.
Another example [in case you need more] comes from the U.S.’s own former point man in Syria, “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) Col. Abdel Jabbar al-Okaidi. In the video below he was open about his daily communication and collaboration with extremist jihadists from the “Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham” (ISIS) and al-Qaeda’s official branch in Syria, Jabhat al-Nusra.