Double Game: Washington Escalates Campaign Against Forces Battling Daesh

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As American political activist Caleb Maupin noted in his article, despite the fact that the West continues to proclaim that fighting Daesh is one of its main tasks for the near future, American politicians are escalating their campaign by targeting forces that are fighting the terrorists.

One armed group that has been a major aid to the Syrian government in its battle against Daesh is Hezbollah.

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Recently, the United States conducted arrests of Hezbollah supporters in various countries; those who they reported to have “helped the organization to transfer funds to the supporters in various countries,” Maupin wrote for the New Eastern Outlook.

He further noted that Hezbollah has sent tens of thousands of people to war with Daesh in Syria, which have proven extremely effective on the battlefield.

“This organization of Shia Muslims in Lebanon has sent thousands of fighters to Syria to stand with the people against ISIS and other foreign-backed anti-government extremists,” Maupin wrote.

In addition, Washington lifted the ban on the export of oil from the United States for the first time since 1973. This was done in order to continue to keep the oil quotes unusually low. This move will hit both the Russian economy and the economy of Iran — the two main allies of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who continues to wage an uncompromising struggle against Daesh.

“Russia’s intervention, at the request of the Syrian government has been described as a game changer. Volunteers from the ranks of Venezuela’s Bolivarian movement — including a member of the National Assembly — have courageously gone to Syria to fight against terrorism,” the author noted.

The US has also continued to impose sanctions on Russia, Iran and Venezuela as these countries continue to “battle a group which is supposedly the primary enemy of the United States.”

“While economic warfare against ISIS (also known as Daesh) enemies continues, it is well documented that the US-aligned regime in Turkey is facilitating the sale of ISIS oil, and allowing weapons to cross its borders,” Maupin wrote for the New Eastern Outlook.

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