In the military conflict in Syria, the USA's primary ally is Turkey. (When it comes to keeping Europe in line, Turkey is also an extremely efficient tool for the US). Turkey's chief allies are active in Syria, Iraq, and other terrorist hidey-holes too. The Islamic State is of great importance for Turkey, since Turkey's ruling family, the Erdogans, buy oil from them – providing the terrorists with the funds to buy weapons and military equipment.
The USA has no allies fighting 'on the ground' in Syria. Washington had tried setting up support for the so-called Free Syrian Army – but as it subsequently turned out, half a billion dollar's-worth of American aid went towards setting up a pro-American army of just… 54 men. In reality, all of this aid was delivered into the hands of the very terrorists against whom the Free Syrian Army were supposed to have been fighting – as well as the forces of President Assad. And indeed they were fighting, shoulder-to-shoulder with the al-Nusra Front, an organization which is fighting the Americans. So the result is that American tax-payer dollars are going to the aid of America's foes, which is the Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda.
The USA is also trying to collaborate with the Kurds in Syria – but this kind of collaboration sticks in the craw of the USA's main ally, Turkey. It is a tangled web they weave. To cut a long story short, the US doesn't have any clear tactics in Syria. Their strategy, though, is very obvious – to brush off Russia's military successes, to depose Assad, and form a puppet Sunni state, and only then think about fighting with the Islamic State and any remaining terrorist groups.
Within this American strategy, Turkey has been given a complete carte-blanche. Washington quietly looks the other way while Erdogan does his deals with ISIL. When it comes to Erdogan, it comes down to a policy of “he may be a low-life – but he's our low-life.” In response to Russia's accusations about Erdogan's oil-smuggling — backed up with irrefutable evidence — the US State Department replied that contraband oil from ISIL-controlled areas is reaching Turkey only in insignificant quantities. Meaning that if Turkey is providing support for terrorists in only insignificant quantities, the USA sees no problem in it. It's all very similar to the American theory that there are 'good and bad' terrorists.
It's clear that Barack Obama is using Erdogan as an attack dog. It was plainly obvious that the attack on the Russian SU-24 warplane was the result of a joint Turkey-USA operation – both have their own separate reasons for wanting Russia's air attacks to turn into a fubar. Meanwhile the US looks on tacitly whilst Ankara, in turn, uses ISIL in Syria. This means that the interaction of the USA, terrorists, and Turkish government-sponsored terrorism is operating like a mutual club. Who will end-up rubbing out the others isn't yet clear. But what is clear is that millions of people are suffering in agony as a result, terrorist shock-waves are felt around the globe, 224 Russian tourists were shot out of the sky over the Sinai desert, and rock fans in Paris were shot down by terrorist thugs.
What's become apparent is that Obama, Erdogan, and ISIL leader Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi are actually all one single team in the battle against Russia and Assad. If this were not the situation, then the Obama administration has to shut down the sources of finance which are keeping the terrorists operational. But what we actually see them doing is the opposite – the US is operating financial sanctions against Russia, the leading nation in the fight against terrorism. While at the same time the US protects the 'insignificant' support which Turkey provides to terrorists.
Look what the "rebels", backed by Obama and Erdogan, put up in Idlib: a lovely poster of their hero Osama Bin Laden pic.twitter.com/BwF120Jebv— Navstéva (@Navsteva) December 13, 2015
Whether they want it or not, the USA is becoming the world's leading sponsor of international terrorism. Of course, it's obvious that once they have completed their usefulness, the US will drop both ISIL and Turkey once they have no moral or physical resources left to offer – but not before they've fulfilled their role as a desolated human tragedy. And this is without answering the question of who is actually using whom. So this is what you get from a New World Order based on monopolies shorn of all international checks and balances. The Russian Federation has thrown down the glove to this New World Order. What the result will be now, only time can tell.