Thomas Wictor

Masters of chaos are unleashing total havoc in Syria

Masters of chaos are unleashing total havoc in Syria

The writer Linda Robinson wrote an excellent book that I highly recommend. Masters of Chaos: The Secret History of the Special Forces specifically addresses the US Army Green Berets during Operation Iraqi Freedom, but it applies to all unconventional warriors. I can’t tell you when the Arab League and its allies began wide-scale operations in Syria, but I know from the hellacious confusion that the ground war is definitely on.

Masters of infiltration

Someone is killing every single Syrian, Iranian, Russian, Hezbollah, Iraqi, Afghan, Asian, and Islamist commander of consequence. Surveillance is now nearly impossible to avoid, given the proliferation of cameras and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Yet time and again, fighters are able to identity, approach, and eliminate specific leaders. I wrote about this last night.

A group of gunmen attacked on Saturday a convoy for militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria’s eastern Deir ez-Zor province.

“An ISIS convoy, consisting of two cars and seven militants, was carrying an ISIS Emir (prince) in Deir ez-Zor, before being attacked by an anonymous group of gunmen,” a member of the “Deir ez-Zor Is Being Slaughtered Silently” campaign told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Five ISIS militants were killed in the attack, including the jihadi Emir, while two others were injured before the gunmen escaped the Ghassan Aboud square, where the incident took place on Saturday evening.

“The gunmen, who have crossed the ISIS security checkpoints and infiltrated into the city of Deir ez-Zor, are most likely members of the local Arab al-Sheitaat tribe,” the source reported.

No, it was professional special operators. The ambush took place in the center of the image below.


There’s absolutely no cover anywhere. The entire city is under the control of the the Islamic State, so every building is unsafe. Ghassan Aboud Circle is marked by the red arrow below.


The gunmen made it past the Syrian and foreign forces besieging the city, got through multiple Islamic State checkpoints, located the target, killed him, and escaped.

This type of soldier creates panic. When the enemy panics, he loses.

Masters of concealment

Everything published is fair game. Even so, I’ve refrained from describing some of the things that appear in open sources. Though I’m sure that the enemy is aware of what he’s facing, I’m not going to give him any advantages.

Can you spot the special operators in the video below?

Here they are (red arrow).


They’re on motorcycles and in all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).


The gunner in the American ATV above has both an M134 Minigun and an M240 general-purpose machine gun (GPMG).

An M134 Minigun.

An M240 GPMG.

The Arab League and allied special forces have vehicles with even more firepower.


The men above are Belgian, but videos coming out of Syria include the sounds of hugely powerful engines. During the recent exercise Northern Thunder, the Arab League transported their vehicles under tarps.


Every day, there’s more evidence that the real story of the Syrian war will never be told. Clandestine missions of World War II remain classified. My Great Uncle Curtis Yarnell Kimball was personally awarded a medal in Munich by British Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery.


That was April of 1945. The war hadn’t ended yet. Curtis was a major in the 129th Infantry Regiment, which spent the war in the Pacific Theater. My mother told me that Curtis spoke several languages so fluently that he could pass for a native. The medal that Curtis was awarded isn’t listed anywhere, nor is his Order of the British Empire. I’m pretty sure that he infiltrated into Germany to conduct espionage.

Masters of disinformation

Unconventional warriors can make things like this happen.


Jaysh al-Sham and the Northern Storm Brigade are members of the Islamic Front. I have no doubt that the ongoing disunity of the jihadists is the result of crap-stirring by Arab League and allied special operators. We don’t actually know the real history of the Syrian civil war. The conventional wisdom is that the Gulf Arabs and Turkey supported and equipped groups not that different from al-Qaeda and the Islamic State in an effort to spread Islamism. I don’t buy it.

While it’s true that the Gulf Arabs have equipped various factions, it’s clear that these groups never had a chance of winning. They’re simply too inept. This is the Islamic Front, which we’re told is funded, armed, and trained by Saudi Arabia.

They’re useless. If the Saudis are backing them, it’s another deception operation. Everything I see in Syria tells me that the non-Islamists are going to win. It’s absolutely clear that the Arab League has men on the ground in Syria, fighting on behalf of secular Kurds, Christians, Turkmens, and anti-Wahhabist Arabs. The Islamist groups in Syria are not at all successful on the battlefield, and they keep losing their leaders to mysterious assassinations.

Masters of demoralization

Here are a bunch of big stories.

First, Putin is having second thoughts.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has suspended the transfer of S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Iran in light of Tehran’s violation of an earlier pledge not to provide sophisticated Russian-made weaponry to the Lebanese Shi’ite group Hezbollah, according to a report Saturday in the Kuwaiti daily Al Jarida.

A senior source told the newspaper that the Russian leader elected to punish the Iranian regime after Israel supplied him with clear-cut evidence that Tehran had given its proxy Hezbollah SA-22 surface-to-air missiles.

The intelligence information was corroborated by reports from Russian pilots flying their fighter jets over Lebanon and Syria.

Is there anyone on earth who believes that Putin was shocked—SHOCKED—that Iran broke a pledge by supplying Russian ally Hezbollah with missiles? What happened was that Putin’s entire Syrian command staff was wiped out on its secure base in Latakia. The message was, “We can do whatever we want to you.”

Despite Russia’s S-400 surface-to-air missile system in Syria, the Turks are blithely flying propeller-driven unmanned aerial vehicles over areas that Putin wanted to control. His missiles have been made nonoperational.


And the Russian state-of-the-art T-90 main battle tank was reduced to junk by a new missile.

Russia is teetering on the edge of global humiliation.

Hezbollah isn’t having a very good time either.

The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) declared Lebanon’s Hezbollah a “terrorist” organization in an effort to boost its fight against the Shiite organization that has supported Syria’s regime, reports said. The announcement Wednesday came less than two weeks after Saudi Arabia clipped $4 billion in aid to Lebanese security forces.

That’s just the beginning.

The king of Bahrain has reportedly recommended that the recent designation of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization by the Gulf Cooperation Council be taken up by the Arab League as well.

Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa, head of the tiny island nation, has been one of the most ardent proponents for labeling the Lebanese group as a terrorist organization as part of efforts to fight back against growing Iranian hegemony in the region.

King Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa recently met with Rabbi Marc Schneier of New York to discuss ways of improving the Jewish community’s relationship with the Arab world. Here’s the rabbi with another of his friends.


Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir.

Masters of reality

The Arab League and allied special forces in Syria are the real thing. To counter them, Syria playacts.


The image accompanying that piece is a debacle.


Every individual or group came from a different photo. Some men are physically merged with the foliage, and others have squashed heads. The perspective is so off that the picture makes you dizzy. Much of the shrubbery has been cloned, the smoke is fake, and there’s a catastrophic screw-up that looks like a giant drop of water on the right (red arrow). In the left front is…a wooden rifle (green arrow). It’s for training purposes.

I found the “strategic village of Saraf.”


It’s nowhere near the Turkish border crossing (green arrow).


There’s nothing at Saraf. It’s twenty-three buildings.


The only fighting that took place in the area on February 27, 2016, killed one rebel. However, I did come across this.


Look at the date. February 9, 2016. How many lies does this one little commandos-story contain? Fifty? A hundred? I did learn something new, though: the Syrian Social Nationalist Party.


Masters of the universe.

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