ISIS has been described by people on the ground as “the stuff of nightmares.” ISIS resembles the Muslim SS of the days of Adolf Hitler and not surprising considering Al Qaeda was precisely aiming for the fearless loyal solder image. ISIS target is all those who fail to submit to their ideology. Their mission is to wipeout the kuffar and those they consider to be infidel. A global cleansing is under way in Syria & Iraq and so called “moderate Muslims” are first in line.
Interested in who helped these psychopaths rise to power?
The Libyan revolution in 2011 was portrayed as the extension of the Arab Spring & NATO’s involvement was downplayed as “humanitarian aid.” The known fact is that the CIA was openly helping the rebels fight against Muammar Gaddafi but little was known about this new rebel group. Soon we would learn that the rebel group consisted of Jihadists that were previously fighting the allies in Iraq. The group from Iraq was known as Al Qaeda of Iraq and they simply moved south to fight Gaddafi.
Libya prior to western involvement had the highest standard of living in Africa. Sadly in the years following the coup Libya is an “Anarchist” state with those who have guns & those who do not. Libya is considered today as a failed state. Now after Gaddafi was overthrown, the Libyan armories were looted, and massive quantities of weapons were sent by the Libyan rebels to Syria. The weapons, which included anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles were smuggled into Syria through Turkey, said a NATO ally.
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh released an article in April of 2014 which exposed a classified agreement between the CIA, Turkey and the Syrian rebels to create what was referred to as a “rat line”. The “rat line” was covert network used to channel weapons and ammunition from Libya, through southern turkey and across the Syrian border. Funding was provided by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
With Ambassador Chris Stevens killed by the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi this meant any direct U.S. involvement in that arms shipment was buried. Shortly after the Benghazi incident militants flooded in to Syria including highly trained commandos. The ally nations zeroed in to take Assad out of power in Syria. Both Libya and Syria have been framed by NATO allies as a humanitarian campaign.
Syria slowly began to grab headlines around the world with atrocities being committed by the Jihadist. It then became standard policy to insist that U.S. support was only being given to what they referred to as “moderate” rebel forces. This distinction, however, had no basis in reality as distinguishing between a moderate & a radical is currently stilling baffling Putin & the world.
Moderate rebels? Well it’s complicated. Not that this should really come as any surprise considering forces are continuously forming & breaking alliances. The NY Times reported that weapon drops continuously made it into the hands of Jihadist & yet Washington continued.
FSA is working with Al-Nusra, Al-Nusra is working with ISIS, and the U.S. has been sending money and weapons to the FSA even though they’ve known since 2012 that most of these weapons were ending up in the hands of extremists.
In that context, the sarin gas attacks of 2013 which turned out to have been committed by the Syrian rebels, makes a lot more sense doesn’t it? If it wasn’t enough that U.N. investigators, Russian investigators, and Pulitzer prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh all pinned that crime on Washington’s proxies, the rebels themselves threatened the West that they would expose what really happened if they were not given more advanced weaponry within one month. This threat was made on June 10th, 2013. In what can only be described as an amazing coincidence, just nine days later, the rebels received their first official shipment of heavy weapons in Aleppo. Thanks America!
Then in May of 2014 PBS ran a report in which they interviewed rebels who were trained by the U.S. in Qatar. One month after this report, in June of 2014, ISIS made its dramatic entry, crossing over the Syrian border into Iraq, capturing Mosul, Baiji and almost reaching Baghdad. The internet was suddenly flooded with footage of drive by shootings, large scale death marches, and mass graves. And of course any Iraqi soldier that was captured was executed.
Massive quantities of American military equipment were seized during that operation. America if you recall left heavy equipment behind in Iraq because it would “cost too much to take home & they didn’t want to go through Pakistan.” How convenient for ISIS to stumble across the US made equipment. Normally a military will destroy their equipment if they don’t take it home so it doesn’t fall into the enemies hand.
ISIS took entire truckloads of humvees, they took helicopters, tanks, and artillery. They photographed and video taped themselves and advertised what they were doing on social media and than shortly announced the Caliphate.
The U.S. military had the means to strike these convoys, but they didn’t lift a finger, even though they had been launching drone strikes in Pakistan that same week. They let The Islamic State take tens of millions of dollars worth of the latest US made equipment.
Is Obama doing the same thing as Zbigniew Brzezinski? Fund your enemies enemy and have them do the work.
We can see that the U.S. then went on to create a breeding ground for these extremists by invading Iraq in 2003. Had it not been for the vacuum of power left by the removal and execution of Saddam, Al-Qaeda in Iraq, aka ISIS, would not exist. I don’t think it can be more clear.
On every level, no matter how you cut it, ISIS is a product of U.S. government’s twisted and decrepit foreign policy. The pattern seems to be that the ally nations create an organization to overthrow some regime and than they beat the drums of war against their own creation.
America (CIA) helped Saddam Hussein into power in 63. Why did the U.S. government back Saddam in 1980 when he launched a war of aggression against Iran, even though they knew that he was using chemical weapons? Why did the U.S. fund and arm Islamic extremists in Afghanistan against the Soviets?
See the pattern? This is a tried and true geopolitical strategy.
ISIS is extremely useful. They have essentially done Washington’s dirty work by weakening Assad. It’s called a *proxy or in chess a pawn. Since ISIS largely based in Syria, this gives the U.S. a pretext to move into Syria. As of Oct 27, 2015 Washington announced that American solders will be on the ground (officially) in Syria. The Obama administration has repeatedly insisted that this will never lead to boots on the ground…political rhetoric.
Those who understand politics & military procedures (art of war) saw this coming. You can’t beat ISIS from the air alone you need some ground forces.
The puppets that the U.S. government has installed in the various countries that they have brought down in recent years have without exception proven to be utterly incompetent and corrupt. After America leaves Syria things will deteriorate like Iraq.
Right now, Rojava is the last bastion of stability in the region. The last chance they have for a moderate non-sectarian government and is the only hope of anything even remotely resembling democracy for the foreseeable future. If Rojava falls, Islamic extremist will take the helm, they will impose shari’ah law, and they will do everything in their power to continue spreading their ideology as far and wide as they can.
First and foremost, the U.S. government and its allies must be heavily pressured to cut all support to the rebels who are attempting to topple Assad. Even if these rebels that the U.S. is arming and funding were moderate, and they’re not, the fact that they are forcing Assad to fight a war on multiple fronts, only strengthens ISIS. This is lunacy.
The Syrian Democratic Force should be provided with financial support, equipment, training and intelligence to enable them to turn the tide against ISIS. This is their territory, they should be the ones to reclaim it. Obviously this support isn’t going to come from the U.S. or any NATO country. Russia has said that they want to work with Rojava so their might be something there. There are a number of nations who have a strategic interest in preventing another regime change and chaotic aftermath such as Turkey & Israel for example.
The U.S. government and its allies should be aggressively condemned for their failed regime change policies and the individuals behind these decisions should be charged for war crimes. This would have to be done on an nation by nation level since the U.N. has done nothing but enable NATO aggression. While this may not immediately result in these criminals being arrested, it would send a message. This can be done. Malaysia has already proven this by convicting the Bush administration of war crimes in abstentia.
So stop whining and complaining
This all sounds fine and good, but what does this have to do with me? I can’t influence this situation.
The truth of the matter is that we can influence this. We’ve done it before, and we can do it again.
To succeed we have to start thinking strategically. Like it or not, this is a chess game on a global scale & you’re involved.
If we really want to rock the boat, we have to start reaching out to people in positions of influence. This can mean talking to broadcasters at your local radio station, news paper, or t.v. station, or it can mean contacting influential bloggers, celebrities, business figures or government officials. Reaching out to current serving military and young people who may be considering joining up is also important. But even if it’s just your neighbor, or your coworker, every single person we can reach brings us closer to critical mass. The most important step is to start trying.
If you are confused about why this is all happening do a little investigating. Watch this video Infowars put out on September 11th, 2012, just follow the above link.