Monday, September 1, 2014

ISIS: The Interventionists' Latest Frankenstein Monster

The Washington War Party's politicians and talking heads, including President Obama, need to shut up about the ISIS "threat to the West" because they created this Terrorist Army from Hell.  ISIS did not magically and suddenly appear out of the ground. It was spawned as a result of decades of bi-partisan interventionist U.S. foreign policy. 

ISIS is comprised of:
  • Remnants of Saddam Hussein's Republican Guard.
    • This ISIS component provides much of the group's field leadership expertise. It exists because of George W. Bush's invasion and occupation of Iraq. The attack on Iraq was a war crime under international law according to a treaty to which the U.S. is a signatory. A bi-partisan majority of the Congress, including then-Senator Hillary Clinton, was complicit in this crime. Just 133 members of the House of Representatives voted NAY, on October 11, 2002, to the unprovoked use of force against Iraq.
  • Al Qaeda foreign fighters from Afghanistan, Libya, the Sudan, Palestine, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.
    • This ISIS component descended directly from the mujahedeen guerrilla fighters who ultimately defeated the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, some of whom later were absorbed into the Taliban.  These fighters were trained and equipped by the CIA during the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations.
  • Jihadist fighters from Libya.
    • Prior to Gaddafi's NATO-sponsored overthrow, the U.S. did not have a consulate in Benghazi. After Gaddafi's overthrow and subsequent murder, a "rat line" was established under CIA auspices to funnel heavy weapons from Benghazi, Libya through southern Turkey into Syria. Those arms shipments likely included at least some of the more than 10,000 weapons turned in to the U.S. Marines by the Kosovo Liberation Army following the earlier NATO-sponsored violent dismemberment of Yugoslavia during Bill Clinton's presidency. The "rat line" was funded by Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar. It is worth remembering that Senators McCain and Graham (among others) were critical of Obama's "leading from behind" during Gaddafi's overthrow. They demanded that the U.S. take a "leadership role" to "liberate" the Libyan people. Note to Senators McCain and Graham: Had Gaddafi not been overthrown, there would have been no "consulate" in Benghazi and Ambassador Chris Stevens would not have died there.
  • Elements of the so-called "Free Syrian Army".
    • In July of 2011, the FSA was stood up, trained, and armed by CIA operatives, contracted Academi (formerly Black Water) mercenaries, and Special Forces units from the U.S., the U.K. and Turkey. FSA received logistical support from Jordan and financial backing from Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The FSA's announced goal is to overthrow the government of Bashar Assad, President of Syria. FSA's membership is primarily made up of Sunni Muslims. Assad is a Shia Alawite Muslim and an ally of Shia Muslim Iran. The ultimate target of this War Party operation is Russia, with Iran's planned destruction as a stop along the way.
To the normal citizen, focused on raising a family and earning a living, it appears that the world is descending into out-of-control chaos. Appearances are deceiving. Everything that is happening, from the created ISIS threat to the threat of nuclear war with Russia to the unfettered illegal alien invasion across the southern border of the U.S., makes perfect sense if the goals are the elimination of national borders, massive population reduction, and control of the world's assets.

The most important takeaway for anyone concerned about these concurrent crises is that, despite all the Kubuki theater outrage, none of today's crises would be possible except for bi-partisan support from the political and banking establishment. The planning horizon employed is long term and the pursuit of objectives remains consistent over decades.

FJB

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