For days now, since their dramatic June 10 taking of Mosul, Western mainstream media
have been filled with horror stories of the military conquests in Iraq of the Islamic
State in Iraq and Syria, with the curious acronym ISIS.
ISIS, as in the ancient Egyptian cult of the goddess of fertility and magic. The media
picture being presented adds up less and less.
Details leaking out suggest that ISIS and the major military 'surge' in Iraq -- and less
so in neighboring Syria -- is being shaped and controlled out of Langley, Virginia, and
other CIA and Pentagon outposts as the next stage in spreading chaos in the world's
second--largest oil state, Iraq, as well as weakening the recent Syrian stabilization
The very details of the ISIS military success in the key Iraqi oil center, Mosul, are
suspect. According to well--informed Iraqi journalists, ISIS overran the strategic Mosul
region, site of some of the world's most prolific oilfields, with barely a shot fired in
resistance. According to one report, residents of Tikrit reported remarkable displays of
"soldiers handing over their weapons and uniforms peacefully to militants who ordinarily
would have been expected to kill government soldiers on the spot."
We are told that ISIS masked psychopaths captured "arms and ammunition from the fleeing
security forces" -- arms and ammunition supplied by the American government. The
offensive coincides with a successful campaign by ISIS in eastern Syria. According to
Iraqi journalists, Sunni tribal chiefs in the region had been convinced to side with
ISIS against the Shiite Al--Maliki government in Baghdad. They were promised a better
deal under ISIS Sunni Sharia than with Baghdad anti--Sunni rule.
According to the New York Times, the mastermind behind the ISIS military success is
former Baath Party head and Saddam Hussein successor, General Ibrahim al-Douri. Douri is
reportedly the head of the Iraqi rebel group Army of the Men of the Naqshbandi Order as
well as the Supreme Command for Jihad and Liberation based on his longstanding positions
of leadership in the Naqshbandi sect in Iraq.
In 2009, US 'Iraqi surge' General David Petraeus, at the time heading the US Central
Command, claimed to reporters that Douri was in Syria. Iraqi parliamentarians claimed he
was in Qatar. The curious fact is that despite being on the US most wanted list since
2003, Douri has miraculously managed to avoid capture and now to return with a vengeance
to retake huge parts of Sunni Iraq. Luck or well-placed friends in Washington?
The financial backing for ISIS jihadists reportedly also comes from three of the closest
US allies in the Sunni world -- Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. . . .
[ISIS has aligned itself with remnants of the Baathist regime once led by Saddam
Hussein. Back in 1990, the U.S. attacked Iraq in order to liberate Kuwait from Hussein's
clutches. Now Kuwait is helping the rise of his successors.--Josh Rogin, "America's Allies Are Funding ISIS," thedailybeast.com, June 14, 2014]
[E-MAIL: ISIS "are doing the Zio-Empire's dirty work. They are funded and
controlled by Saudis, Qataris, Israelis and Americans. I don't think they are at all
"The 'leaders' such as 'Baghdadi' are direct agents, running a lot of dupes. America
might pretend to attack them soon, but it will be just pretending.
"The famous first sermon by the new caliph was obviously written first in English at
some place like an American university by some Arabist associated with Bernard Lewis and
then translated into Arabic. If you compare the perfect Arabist translation with those
such as of the speeches of Khamenei, you will see the difference. The real ones are full
of mistakes, and are obviously not translated by American academics. Even the layout for
the caliph was done by western professionals.
"The whole thing, with all the atrocities, plus fake atrocities, is scripted in
Hollywood. The sad thing is that with all Sunni institutions having been taken over by
Saudi money years ago, most Muslims can no longer tell that this is all horrific
nonsense, and some were even thrilled at the beginning. But now people are having second
thoughts."--Syed A R Zaidi, August 8, 2014]
[An intelligence officer from a Middle East country neighbouring Syria told me that Isis
members "say they are always pleased when sophisticated weapons are sent to anti-Assad
groups of any kind because they can always get the arms off them by threats of force or
cash payments."--Patrick Cockburn, "The end of a country, and the
start of a new dark age," activistpost.com, August 10, 2014]
["The argument by the Obama Administration was that they had the consent of the Iraqi
government. However, that's not an excuse as he doesn't have the consent of the US
Congress that represents the American people, and second, there is no government in
Iraq," he said, noting that the US government installed Nouti Malaki as its puppet and
now replaced him with a new one.--Lyudmila Chernova, "Islamic State Is US Covert Intelligence
Operation," ria.ru, August 13, 2014]
[All of a sudden, we find Iran and the United States, the Kurds (both in Syria and Iraq)
and Israel, Turkey and Bashar al-Assad's Syrian government, western Europe (Great
Britain, France, and Germany) and Russia all pursuing in different ways the same
objective: stop the caliphate from expanding and consolidating.--Immanuel Wallerstein, "The Islamic State is managing to unite once divided
global interests," aljazeera.com, August 13, 2015]
[ . . . no difference on the ground between the Free Syrian Army, Al-Nosra Front, the
Islamic Emirate etc ... All these organizations are composed of the same individuals who
continuously change flag. When they pose as the Free Syrian Army, they fly the flag of
French colonization and speak only of overthrowing the "dog Bashar." When they say they
belong to Al-Nosra Front, they carry the flag of al Qaeda and declare their intention to
spread Islam in the world. Finally when they say they are the Islamic Emirate, they
brandish the flag of the Caliphate and announce that they will clean the area of all
infidels. . . .
John McCain (PHOTOS)
is . . . President of the International Republican Institute (IRI), the
republican branch of NED / CIA , since January 1993. This so-called "NGO" was
officially established by President Ronald Reagan to extend certain activities of the
CIA, in connection with the British, Canadian and Australian secret services.--Thierry
Meyssan, "John McCain,
Conductor of the 'Arab Spring' and the Caliph," voltairenet.org, August 18, 2014]
[When American Special Forces actually reached Mt. Sinjar, where the Yazidis were said
to be penned in and dying, the alleged huge numbers of people were simply not there and
those who were did not seem to be suffering great hardship and preferred to stay where
they were. . . .
If the US stands back, the surrounding countries would likely use their much greater
power to defeat ISIS, if it really posed a threat to them. And if ISIS does not pose a
recognized threat to its neighbors, why would the US need to become militarily involved?
The only thing American intervention could achieve would be to make the US a key target
for ISIS--Stephen Sniegoski, "The Mainstream Media, ISIS, and Iraq War Deja Vu,"
veteransnewsnow.com, August 24, 2014]
[Why should we be surprised then, that from Prince Bandar's Saudi-Western mandate to
manage the insurgency in Syria against President Assad should have emerged a neo-Ikhwan
type of violent, fear-inducing vanguard movement: ISIS? And why should we be surprised
- knowing a little about Wahhabism - that "moderate" insurgents in Syria would become
rarer than a mythical unicorn?--Alastair Crooke, "You
Can't Understand ISIS If You Don't Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia,"
huffingtonpost.com, August 27, 2014]
[But the chances that the world, or any significant part of it, will soon be taken over
by fanatical Muslims intent on imposing sharia (Islamic religious) law - another
Islamophobic scare word - is nil.--Andrew Levine, "ISIS Wins
Again: Fear of a Caliphate," counterpunch.org, September 19, 2014