Posts Tagged ‘terrorism’

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Must-Read piece by Nafeez Ahmed in Counterpunch:

How the West Created the Islamic State

Lost in the fog of media hype was the disconcerting fact that these al-Qaeda rebel bread and oil operations in Aleppo, Deir al-Zour and Hasaka were directly and indirectly supported by the US and the European Union (EU). One account by the Washington Post for instance refers to a stealth mission in Aleppo “to deliver food and other aid to needy Syrians – all of it paid for by the US government,” including the supply of flour. “The bakery is fully supplied with flour paid for by the United States,” the Post continues, noting that local consumers, however, “credited Jabhat al-Nusra – a rebel group the United States has designated a terrorist organisation because of its ties to al-Qaeda – with providing flour to the region, though he admitted he wasn’t sure where it comes from.”

And in the same month that al-Qaeda’s control of Syria’s main oil regions in Deir al-Zour and Hasaka was confirmed, the EU voted to ease an oil embargo on Syria to allow oil to be sold on international markets from these very al-Qaeda controlled oil fields. European companies would be permitted to buy crude oil and petroleum products from these areas, although transactions would be approved by the Syrian National Coalition. Due to damaged infrastructure, oil would be trucked by road to Turkey where the nearest refineries are located.

“The logical conclusion from this craziness is that Europe will be funding al-Qaeda,” said Joshua Landis , a Syria expert at the University of Oklahoma.

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You can’t write this shit.

Terrorism supporter Erdogan lashes out at US vice president Joe Biden for spilling the beans.

Turkish president lashes out at Joe Biden over ISIS comments

“If Biden told these words, then he will be history to me. I never uttered such remarks,” Turkish daily Hurriyet cites Erdogan as saying.

Speaking back on his time as prime minister, Erdogan said his government had not provided “even the smallest amount of support” to the IS or any other terrorist organization.

“Nobody can prove it. Foreign fighters never crossed from Turkey to Syria. There were people coming to Turkey as tourists and went to Syria, but nobody can suggest that they were armed while crossing the border,” Erdoğan said.

“I view [Biden's remarks] with regret. I never admitted any mistake, nor did we tell them that they ‘were right’ during my visit to the US. If Mr. Biden uttered these remarks at Harvard, he should apologize. I’m saying this clearly. And we won’t accept slender, indirect explanations,” Erdogan said.

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US Vice-President Joe Biden has accused America’s key allies in the Middle East of allowing the rise of the Islamic State (IS), saying they supported extremists with money and weapons in their eagerness to oust the Assad regime in Syria.

Hey Joe: WITH THE FULL KNOWLEDGE AND SUPPORT OF YOUR ADMINISTRATION, CIA AND NATO!!!

Biden blames US allies in Middle East for rise of ISIS

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But Joe, you forgot something!

Obama waives ban on arming terrorists to allow aid to Syrian opposition

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., endorsed providing military assistance to the Syrian opposition during an appearance on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday.

“Our intelligence agencies, I think, have a very good handle on who to support and who not to support,” Corker said. “And there’s going to be mistakes. We understand some people are going to get arms that should not be getting arms.

THE SMOKING GUN:

Presidential Determination — Syria

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James Corbett does a full hour on ISIS and its origins. Psyops, false news reports, hype and the creation of the terror movement:

Must See…

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First sponsoring, now fighting?

 

You cannot divide terrorists into good and bad, only because some of them help you to oust a legitimately elected leader of a UN member country that you don’t like,” Lavrov said.

The sick, twisted, hypocritical criminality of Washington policy is called out by Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov.

“Now that the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant has been appointed United States’ archenemy, I’d like to recall that [ISIS militants] are the very same people that evolved and got powerful sponsorship and material support from abroad at the time of the regime change efforts in Libya and later on when the same process was attempted in Syria.”

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Congressional Research Service:
Proposed Train and Equip Authorities for
Syria: In Brief

“The Administration’s version envisions broader purposes for assistance that  include not only assistance to defend Syrians from IS attacks but also against  attacks by the Syrian government. “

“defending the Syrian people from attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and
the Levant and the Syrian regime; facilitating the provision of essential
services; and, stabilizing territory controlled by the opposition”;

Obama is trying to grant himself the power to decide who is the legitimate government of Syria. Defensive acts by the Syrian armed forces will be considered attacks on the US proxy terrorist forces.

This is a backdoor declaration of war. This is what 90%+ of the American people rose up to oppose last year. This is a breach of the UN Charter, as in Libya, in support of radical Jihadist terrorist forces. Only they’ll get to pick and choose which radical Jihadist terrorist forces are considered “good” and which are considered “bad,” by them and their Wahabbi allies in Saudi Arabia.

This is a sham and a crime. The US and friends have covertly helped to destroy Syria already. Now they’re going overt.

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Bob Graham gets in the news — in England, anyway. Ask yourself why the NY Times and Washington Post aren’t interviewing him? He wrote the Joint Inquiry into the September 11th Attacks and has been demanding the 28 censored pages be released ever since.

“I believe that the failure to shine a full light on Saudi actions and particularly its involvement in 9/11 has contributed to the Saudi ability to continue to engage in actions that are damaging to the US – and in particular their support for Isis.”

‘US failure to look into Saudi role in 9/11 has helped Isis’
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Can we see that again?

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“involvement in 9/11″
-Senator Bob Graham