A 15-month investigation by the Guardian and BBC Arabic reveals how retired US colonel James Steele, a veteran of American proxy wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua, played a key role in training and overseeing US-funded special police commandos who ran a network of torture centres in Iraq. Another special forces veteran, Colonel James Coffman, worked with Steele and reported directly to General David Petraeus, who had been sent into Iraq to organise the Iraqi security services
Middle East nations are zero threat to the United States and have no desire to attack it in any way. Rogue, religion-obsessed groups such as Al Qaeda, Al Nusrah Front and Daesh/ISIS/ISIL however, have larger ambitions.
What does the US do?
In 2003 it completely destroys the secular regime in Iraq, a nation where no Al Qaeda terrorists had ever survived previously. Today it is a terrorist Disneyland.
In 2011 the US and NATO target Qadaffi, who had fought against the terrorist groups for decades and was their number one enemy in the region. America bombs Libya’s government forces and empowers the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, now known as ISIS in Libya.
In 2011-2012, the CIA and other covert intelligence services move the weapons captured in Libya over through Turkey and to Syrian extremists. These people are fighting the government, which like the others, was the main opposition to terrorists in the country. These rebels then spring dozens of religion-obsessed, rogue terrorist groups with a multitude of names. Arms and money continue to pour in through Turkey and the neighboring regimes, such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Everyone who matters knows all this. The grossly ignorant American public still believes that the US government opposes terrorism when its actions–not words–betray its true agenda.
Ask your so-called “leaders” why all those nations that give arms and money to ISIS and its partners have no sanctions placed against them? Not one. No sanctions have even been proposed. No one in our government lifts a finger against the people we are told are our “allies.”
Do you believe your “allies” fund, give weapons to, and train Al Qaeda?
Do you have a problem with that idea?
ISIS moving oil smuggling routes (into Turkey) from Syrian side of border, where Russia can bomb them, to Iraqi side of border where US refuses to.
Russian intelligence has counted “up to 12,000” tanker trucks filled with oil “on the Turkish-Iraqi border,”
Incident near Fallujah (where the US killed 6000 people in 2004 and turned it into a free fire zone — is it still considered a free fire zone?):
One officer injured in the strike, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the news media, said 25 soldiers were killed and 37 were wounded. A military medic said he had treated at least 20 injured soldiers.