America is using ISIS in three ways: to attack its enemies in the Middle East, to serve as a pretext for U.S. military intervention abroad, and at home to foment a manufactured domestic threat, used to justify the unprecedented expansion of invasive domestic surveillance.
Much like Al Qaeda, the Islamic State (ISIS) is made-in-the-USA, an instrument of terror designed to divide and conquer the oil-rich Middle East and to counter Iran’s growing influence in the region.
The fact that the United States [CIA Deep State] has a long and torrid history of backing terrorist groups will surprise only those who watch the news and ignore history.
The CIA first aligned itself with extremist Islam during the Cold War era. Back then, America [CIA Deep State] saw the world in rather simple terms: on one side, the Soviet Union and Third World nationalism, which America regarded as a Soviet tool; on the other side, Western nations and militant political Islam, which America considered an ally in the struggle against the Soviet Union.
The director of the National Security Agency under Ronald Reagan, General William Odom recently remarked, “by any measure the U.S. has long used terrorism. In 1978-79 the Senate was trying to pass a law against international terrorism – in every version they produced, the lawyers said the U.S. would be in violation.”
During the 1970’s the CIA used the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt as a barrier, both to thwart Soviet expansion and prevent the spread of Marxist ideology among the Arab masses.
The United States [deep state] also openly supported Sarekat Islam against Sukarno in Indonesia, and supported the Jamaat-e-Islami terror group against Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in Pakistan. Last but certainly not least, there is Al Qaeda.
Lest we forget, the CIA gave birth to Osama Bin Laden and breastfed his organization during the 1980’s. Former British Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook, told the House of Commons that Al Qaeda was unquestionably a product of Western intelligence agencies. Mr. Cook explained that Al Qaeda, which literally means an abbreviation of “the database” in Arabic, was originally the computer database of the thousands of Islamist extremists, who were trained by the CIA and funded by the Saudis [U.S. Taxpayer], in order to defeat the Russians in Afghanistan.
America’s [deep state] relationship with Al Qaeda has always been a love-hate affair. Depending on whether a particular Al Qaeda terrorist group in a given region furthers American [deep state] interests or not, the U.S. State Department either funds or aggressively targets that terrorist group.
Even as American [deep state] foreign policy makers claim to oppose [CIA/Mossad Muslim Brotherhood Mercs] Muslim extremism, they knowingly foment it as a weapon of foreign policy.
The Islamic State is its latest weapon that, much like Al Qaeda, is certainly backfiring. ISIS recently rose to international prominence after its thugs began beheading American journalists. Now the terrorist group controls [ Russia & Syria Prevented This] an area the size of the United Kingdom.
[Here Is/Was The Rothschild Deep State’s Goal In The M.E.]
In order to understand why the Islamic State has grown and flourished so quickly, one has to take a look at the organization’s American-backed roots. [False]
The 2003 American invasion and occupation of Iraq created the pre-conditions for radical Sunni groups, like ISIS, to take root.
[ISIS are non-muslim mercenaries ~ Sunnis do not believe in USURY ~ This is why the deep state slaughter them and installed Shiites]
America, rather unwisely, destroyed Saddam Hussein’s secular state machinery and replaced it with a predominantly Shiite administration.
The U.S. occupation caused vast unemployment in Sunni areas, by rejecting socialism and closing down factories in the naive hope that the magical hand of the free market would create jobs.
Under the new U.S.-backed Shiite regime, working class Sunni’s lost hundreds of thousands of jobs.
Unlike the white Afrikaners in South Africa, who were allowed to keep their wealth after regime change, upper class Sunni’s were systematically dispossessed of their assets and lost their political influence.
Rather than promoting religious integration and unity, American policy in Iraq exacerbated sectarian divisions and created a fertile breading ground for Sunni discontent, from which Al Qaeda in Iraq took root.
[Took Root via CIA/Mossad Financing Non Muslim Mercenaries from outside of country]
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) used to have a different name: Al Qaeda in Iraq. After 2010 the group rebranded and refocused its efforts on Syria.
[Muslim Brotherhood Went To Syria After They Were removed from Egypt]
There are essentially three wars being waged in Syria: one between the government and the rebels, another between Iran and Saudi Arabia, and yet another between America and Russia.
It is this third, neo-Cold War battle that made U.S. foreign policy makers decide to take the risk of arming Islamist rebels [Muslim Brotherhood Mercs] in Syria, because Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, is a key Russian ally.
Rather embarrassingly [B.S.], many of these Syrian rebels have now turned out to be ISIS thugs, who are openly brandishing American-made M16 Assault rifles.
America’s Middle East policy revolves around oil and Israel. The invasion of Iraq has partially satisfied Washington’s thirst for oil, but ongoing air strikes in Syria and economic sanctions on Iran have everything to do with Israel. The goal is to deprive Israel’s neighboring enemies, Lebanon’s Hezbollah and Palestine’s Hamas, of crucial Syrian and Iranian support.
ISIS is not merely an instrument of terror used by America to topple the Syrian government; it is also used to put pressure on Iran.
- The last time Iran invaded another nation was in 1738.
- Since independence in 1776, the U.S. has been engaged in over 53 military invasions and expeditions.
- Despite what the Western media’s war cries would have you believe, Iran is clearly not the threat to regional security, Washington is.
- An Intelligence Report published in 2012, endorsed by all sixteen U.S. intelligence agencies, confirms that Iran ended its nuclear weapons program in 2003.
- Truth is, any Iranian nuclear ambition, real or imagined, is as a result of American hostility towards Iran, and not the other way around.
America [deep state] is using ISIS in three ways: to attack its enemies in the Middle East, to serve as a pretext for U.S. military intervention abroad, and at home to foment a manufactured domestic threat, used to justify the unprecedented expansion of invasive domestic surveillance.
By rapidly increasing both government secrecy and surveillance, Mr. Obama’s government is increasing its power to watch its citizens, while diminishing its citizens’ power to watch their government. Terrorism is an excuse to justify mass surveillance, in preparation for mass revolt.
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The so-called “War on Terror” should be seen for what it really is:
“a pretext for maintaining a dangerously oversized U.S. military”
The two most powerful groups in the U.S. foreign policy establishment are the Israel lobby, which directs U.S. Middle East policy, and the Military-Industrial-Complex, which profits from the former group’s actions.
Since George W. Bush declared the “War on Terror” in October 2001, it has cost the American taxpayer approximately 6.6 trillion dollars and thousands of fallen sons and daughters; but, the wars have also raked in billions of dollars for Washington’s military elite.
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In fact, more than seventy American companies and individuals have won up to $27 billion in contracts for work in postwar Iraq and Afghanistan over the last three years, according to a recent study by the Center for Public Integrity.
According to the study, nearly 75 per cent of these private companies had employees or board members, who either served in, or had close ties to, the executive branch of the Republican and Democratic administrations, members of Congress, or the highest levels of the military.
In 1997, a U.S. Department of Defense report stated, “the data show a strong correlation between U.S. involvement abroad and an increase in terrorist attacks against the U.S.”
Truth is, the only way America can win the “War On Terror” is if it stops giving terrorists the motivation and the resources to attack America.
Terrorism is the symptom; American imperialism in the Middle East is the cancer. Put simply, the War on Terror is terrorism; only, it is conducted on a much larger scale by people with jets and missiles.
Garikai Chengu is a research scholar at Harvard University. Contact him on email@example.com
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Israeli occupation bulldozers this morning demolished the house of Palestinian prisoner Omar Al-Abed, near occupied Ramallah, after he was accused of a stabbing attack inside the illegal Israeli settlement in the central occupied West Bank.
The occupation forces raided the village of Kobar, north-west of occupied Ramallah, and demolished Al-Abed’s family house, according to Quds Press.
Clashes broke out during the demolition and some 27 Palestinians were injured as a result.
Palestinians in the village tried to block the movement of the occupation forces by closing the entrances to the village; however Israeli occupation soldiers climbed on to the rooftops and used them as “military posts”.
Al-Abed carried out a stabbing operation on 21 July that resulted in the killing of three Jewish settlers and injuring others in the illegal Jewish only settlement of Halamish, located on the territory of Ramallah, before being shot and arrested.
Amnesty International is amongst a number of human rights organisations which has condemned Israel’s policy of collective punishment, in which the families of resistance fighters are also punished for their actions.
Israel has increased its demolition of Palestinian homes in the occupied territories as a means of punishment. This aims at “harming relatives of Palestinians who have carried out operations against Israel or those suspected of involvement, in order to deter Palestinians from carrying out such operations,” according to the authorities.
The Israeli intelligence service has accused five members of Al-Abed’s family of knowing about his intention to carry out the operation without taking any action to prevent him. Israel said it will continue to investigate Al-Abed’s parents, two brothers and uncle for links to the operation.
Israeli occupation forces have called on Palestinians in occupied Hebron to “behave” in order for restrictions on residents to be reduced in the city, Ma’an has reported.
Israeli occupation forces distributed leaflets in Al-Moskobiya, Al-Salam and Al-Mahawir neighbourhoods of Hebron City stating that residents of those areas who had previously been refused entry permits to Israel would be eligible to apply tomorrow for the security ban against them to be removed.
A similar one-day campaign allowing Palestinians to appeal their travel bans was organised a week earlier for residents of Idhna, the army said in a statement, adding that 52 Idhna residents had seen their security ban lifted immediately, while 137 more cases were being studied.
“These campaigns are part of the security forces’ efforts to help peaceful Palestinian residents who do not partake in terror attacks,” the army statement read.
However, according to official Palestinian news agency Wafa, the army leaflets warned that “this campaign will continue in accordance with the level of the population’s non-interference in terrorist operations and stone- and Molotov cocktail-throwing incidents.”
The move is tied to Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s “carrot and stick” policy toward Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, whereby harsher punishment would be imposed upon families and villages from which resistance fighters originate.
Israeli forces this morning demolished a two-story building in the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Issawiya.
Locals told Ma’an that Israeli police forces and crews from Israel’s Jerusalem Municipality, accompanied by bulldozers, stormed and surrounded the neighbourhood.
The bulldozers demolished a building containing shops on the ground floor and flats on the upper floors.
It remains unclear how many Palestinian families have been made homeless as a result of the demolition.
According to locals, the building was constructed ten years ago and belonged to Abdullah Hamdan.
A spokesperson for the Jerusalem Municipality was not immediately available to comment on the demolition.
Israeli occupation forces yesterday demolished three Palestinian homes and facilities funded by the European Union (EU) in the Khashm Al-Darj village located in Hebron’s southern city of Yatta.
The coordinator at the Palestinian popular committee against the wall and settlements in Yatta, Rateb Al-Jabour, told Quds Press that the houses’ demolition, which left three families homeless, was carried out by the occupation bulldozers.
Al-Jabour added that Israeli forces have also handed other demolition orders to a number of the city’s Palestinian residents under the pretext of “construction without permit”, although those buildings were funded by the EU.
On his part, the Communication and Information Officer at the European Commission, Shadi Othman, strongly condemned the demolition of the Palestinian structures in Area C, which the EU considers part of a future Palestinian state.
Othman said the EU has repeatedly raised the issue of the Israeli offensives on the buildings which it funds. He called on Israel to stop its violations against Palestinians, stressing that the continuous demolition activities are “unacceptable”.
The EU official pointed out that in 2016 the occupation forces demolished €500 million worth of EU-funded projects and facilities in Area C.
According to the 1995 Oslo II Accord, which was signed between the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) and Israel, the West Bank is divided into three areas: Area A which represents 18 per cent of the West Bank and is fully controlled by the Palestinian Authority (PA); Area B, which represents to 21 per cent of the West Bank, is under the PA’s civilian control and Israeli security control; Area C, which represents 61 per cent of the West Bank, and lies under the full control of the Israeli government.
The Shamasne family have been living in East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood since 1964, when the area was under Jordanian rule. When Israel took over East Jerusalem in 1967, nobody claimed the rights to the property.
The issue came to light after an Israeli right-leaning settler group, the Israel Land Fund, found the previous owners of the house several years ago.
“We lived for 53 years in this house, it is a great injustice. Israel should give us back our land. They take our homes and claim it is theirs,” 76-year-old Fahmiah Shamasne told RT.
Under Israeli law, property proven to have been owned by Jews before 1948 can be reclaimed. Four years ago the Shamasnes lost their appeal to the Supreme Court, which ruled that the family must hand over their home.
The Palestinians were to leave last week amid police inspections of the building and threats of forceful eviction. The decision has sparked anger among the Arab population of East Jerusalem, who staged prayers outside the house in a show of protest.
“The police are threatening us. We don’t know what to do, we are sitting here like fools. We don’t know whether to stay or leave. We have nowhere to go to,” the elderly woman told RT. She added that her 84-year-old husband will not leave unless he is forced to.
“Maybe if we were to find at least a room we could leave. But even if you were to drag out my husband and kick him, he would refuse to go.”
Other members of the family also made it clear that they would not give up the place where they spent their whole lives. The couple’s, Mohammed Shamasne, said he would struggle for the family property.
Meanwhile, Arye King, director of the Israel Land Fund, which won a court battle to claim the elderly couples house, says the Palestinian family must obey the court ruling.
“I am the owner – it is like being an owner in the middle of Paris or the middle of London – to tell your tenant to go out and he is telling you, ‘no. I don’t want to go out.’ This is what the Shamasnes did. After all they don’t want to go out from our apartment, so then we told them we took them to court,” King told RT.
The Shamasnes are not the only family on the verge of forceful eviction in East Jerusalem. At least 44 other Arab families face the same threat, according to Free Jerusalem activist Uri Agnon.
“The situation now in Sheikh Jarrah is truly awful. The idea that these seven people [in the Shamasne family] may be evicted from their homes any day now is something that troubles each and every person in Jerusalem and not only in it,” Agnon said in an interview to RT.
The word is turning a blind eye to the problem as Israel has a powerful lobby abroad, the activist believes.
“Palestinians are being talked about a lot and the issue of the occupation is being brought up again and again in different places around the world, but the actual action has not really been taken because, I think, Israel has a very strong lobby around the world.”
Law is unjust – Israeli ex-attorney general
The Palestinian family’s claims to their property in Sheikh Jarrah were supported by former Attorney General of Israel Michael Ben-Yair, whose relatives also had to flee the eastern part of the city in 1948.
“The current Israeli law that enables double compensation only for Jews for [lost] properties in East Jerusalem from the times before 1948 is unjust,” Ben- Yair said, as cited by the Jerusalem Post.
The Israeli authorities should let the current inhabitants of the disputed house stay and give them all the necessary rights to it, Ben-Yair added.
Meanwhile, the fate of the Shamasne family as well as others facing eviction has caused grave concern from the European Union missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah.
“The EU calls on the Israeli authorities to reconsider these decisions,” the missions said in a statement on Friday, adding that some 180 households in the area are also facing the threat of eviction.
Brussels and the UN have repeatedly condemned Israel’s settlement policy, including evictions and demolitions.
“The settlement policy is illegal under international law, and its continuation undermines the viability of the two-state solution and the prospect for a lasting peace,” the EU missions stated.
Israel’s Radical Right
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
In his book, titled “The Ascendance of Israel’s Radical Right,” Ehud Sprinzak discussed how extremists in Israel influence politics, culture, along with relations with Arab states and Palestinians.
These elements exert increasing control over West Bank, East Jerusalem and Golan settlements. They comprise up to one-fourth of Israel’s population, notably including many youths.
Their numbers and influence continue growing, heavily determining how Israel is governed, spreading their sinister ideology publicly, making the nation a greater menace than already.
The human rights group Yesh Din reports on violence by Israelis against Palestinians, notably by extremist settlers – calling what’s going on “a widespread practice involving many Israeli citizens and includes acts of violence, damage to property, takeover of Palestinian land, and other offenses.”
It’s part of a “calculated strategy for dispossessing Palestinians (from) their land” – Israel aiding what’s happening by doing nothing to stop it.
Police whitewash the vast majority of investigations into abuses against Palestinians. Prosecutorial and judicial leniency encourages violence and vandalism against them.
On Thursday, an Israeli settler struck four Palestinian children with his pickup truck, injuring them. Soldiers witnessing what happened failed to intervene.
Witnesses had to call an ambulance to transfer the children to Hadassah hospital for treatment. Their families demand a police investigation either not forthcoming or whitewashed if undertaken.
Israel’s culture of impunity permits anything goes against defenseless Palestinians. Murder and other high crimes go unpunished. Rare exceptions prove the rule.
Dehumanizing Palestinians facilitates abusing them unaccountably. In early 2016, Netanyahu said “we must defend ourselves against the wild beasts.” This type extremism pervades Israeli society.
Its aggression against besieged Gazans is called self-defense, the world community ignoring the Big Lie, letting Israel get away with mass murder, along with daily state terror throughout the Occupied Territories.
On Friday, the Palestinian Authority’s Foreign Ministry condemned Netanyahu’s regime and Israeli courts for failing to hold Israelis accountable for crimes against Palestinians.
It called religious schools run by radical/racist rabbis the root cause of violence and other abuses against them, including frequent hit-and-run incidents, young children as vulnerable as youths and adults to be struck.
Israeli authorities encourage a culture of violence and unaccountability. Palestine is a virtual battleground, its people brutalized by a ruthless occupier.
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Israelis trying to find a way to get out of the mess they found themselves in after their agents in ISIS and al-Qaeda operating under the FSA banner against the Syrian state not only failed in their mission but brought Iranian and Hezbollah fighters to their southern borders of Syria.
The strength of Hezbollah & Iran’s growing power in Syria will force Tel Aviv to deal with Lebanon and Syria as one front in any future confrontation. That’s what an Israeli strategic study briefed the scene of a comprehensive or qualitative war against Hezbollah.
The reality on the ground speaks of a war against a whole axis, and here comes the concern of Iranian administration of the firing bases and Tehran’s deployment of anti-aircraft and sophisticated advanced weapons in different locations.
Here the study emphasizes a question that may shorten the Syrian scene, the researcher asks: Is it enough for Israel to face the rise of an Iranian force in Syria through secret cells and agents? Or is it necessary to intervene directly on the front line to curb the Iranian power?
Here the researcher goes on to assert that the continuation of the current reality will force Israel in the future to deal with the reality of assuming an advanced weapon in the hands of Hezbollah and Iranian support of a qualitative weapon to Hezb in any possible confrontation, which will change the bases and plans of engagement and confrontation.
Russian (military) bases and Kremlin’s distinctive relations with the Syrian state all open the door to Russian-drawn borders for any broad Israeli move. Moscow will prevent sabotaging its efforts to settle the Syrian crisis, and will not allow the Syrian state’s allies to be deterred by a qualitative Israeli strike against Iranian forces there.
On the other side, the researcher asserts that any confrontation with Hezbollah in Lebanon will slip into Syria due to the presence of the Hezbollah fighters and Iranian forces in the Syrian south.
Naturally, the response to Israel will be from the borders of the Golan and Lebanon, and here lies the danger of allowing Iran and Hezbollah to settle on the border with the Syrian occupied Golan.
To limit this presence, the researcher suggests that the Israeli government resort to coordination with Moscow through Washington, allowing it to launch a short and limited strike that will prevent the intensification of Iranian power in Syria. – end of report.
Israel has tried to directly interfere against Syria before and all attempts failed, Syria was not dragged to a new confrontation against Israel and the whole of NATO behind it when ISIS and clan were on the increase until reaching 350,000 anti-Islamic Wahhabi Sex Jihadists, but now in much better position to deter and engage in any further fighting against the pariah group of countries and semi-states. Israel attacked targets in Damascus several times to support al-Qaeda and its minions in coordinated effort to take the Syrian capital by surprise, and in retaliation to SAA’s eliminating of Israeli top targets or clients inside Syria.
When the general impression is that Hezbollah is dependant on Iran completely, Hezbollah top officials confirmed it’s the Syrian Arab Army and its commanders that supervise, support and even participate directly and indirectly in its fights against Israel, especially in the 1980s and recently in 2006. Hezbollah top officials personally thank and commend on the SAA’s heroism and bravery on each chance and thank Syria’s support.
Source Article from http://www.syrianews.cc/israel-hezbollah-war-axis/
Iranian journalist and blogger Neda Amin, 32, who fled her country to Turkey in 2014 over a series of articles critical of the government, arrived “safely in Israel” yesterday morning according to Times of Israel. Amin lived with a refugee status in Turkey until 5 July when Ankara told her that she had 30 days to leave the country.
Amin regularly wrote a Persian blog for the Times of Israel and so she contacted the website’s Editor David Horovitz who exerted his efforts with the related Israeli departments and facilitated travel to Israel. “As soon as we brought Neda’s case to the attention of the Israeli authorities, everybody was helpful and professional,” Horovitz said.
Upon her arrival at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airpor, she hailed the atmosphere of freedom in Israel. She said: “I am proud to live in a country that responded so instinctively to help somebody who was in danger.”
Israeli Interior Minister Arie Deri, who issued the visa for the Iranian journalist’s entry into Israel, welcomed her to the hub of freedom. He tweeted on Thursday: “Welcome to Israel!”
But it seems that Deri, who hailed the safety and freedom granted to the Iranian journalist who paid a price for free speech, did not hear about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s criticism of the Israeli media, accusing it of being used as a tool by the left-wing to bring him and his party down.
We know that the left and the media — and we know that it’s the same thing — is on an obsessive witch hunt against me and my family with the goal of achieving a coup against the government
he said, stressing to his supporters that the “police and the media work full-time to set the agenda, and woe to anyone who veers away from it.”
The Israeli government, which granted asylum for the Iranian journalist, practices the worst crackdown on free speech in the occupied Palestinian territories. The Israeli occupation government arrested and indicted hundreds of the Palestinians just for posting a single word or phrase on social media platforms. Between January and September 2016, Israel charged 145 Palestinians for posts they made on Facebook.
Several reports monitored the Israeli occupation deliberately targeting journalists – beating them, arresting them and indicting them. The reports also counted Palestinian journalists being shot dead or wounded by the Israeli occupation. In a report issued in June, Human Rights Watch counted at least five major Israeli violations of international humanitarian law regarding Palestinians, including the Israeli violations against Palestinian journalists.
Freedom of speech is deliberately targeted in Israel in particular after the Knesset’s Constitution, Law and Justice Committee approved in the beginning of July a bill giving the police power to block websites under claims they publish “criminal” or “offensive” content. The leading Israeli newspaper Haaretz warned that the law lacked “transparency” as it allows the government to close a website using secret evidence.
The latest, but not the last of the Israeli violations against freedom of expression and free speech is the order of the Israeli Communications Minister Ayoub Kara to revoke press credentials of Al Jazeera’s journalists in Israel and to order cable and satellite providers to shut off its broadcasts.
It is easy for the Israeli official to invent a false pretext for any of his dishonest actions. Despite the wide spread respect and the international fame which Al Jazeera enjoys, Kara claimed that it does not serve free speech. “We have identified media outlets that do not serve freedom of speech, but endanger the security of Israel’s citizens, and the main instrument has been Al Jazeera,” he told a news conference.
It is not the first time Israel has targeted Al Jazeera, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman has said Al Jazeera “is a propaganda outfit in the style of the Soviets or Nazi Germany”.
All this because Al Jazeera discloses the occupation’s crimes against Palestinians and doesn’t allow them to pass quietly.
By receiving the Iranian blogger and giving her an opportunity to apply for asylum, Israel is not proving that it is a hub for free speech, no matter how hard it tries to masquerade the events as being so. Tel Aviv welcomed Amin because she is critical of a regime which Israel condemns and it wanted to send a message to those who criticise and are hostile to Iran that they have a safe haven in Israel.
This is nothing to do with free speech and expression.