Al Qaeda & Associates: Weaponized Islam Courtesy of CIA
It should by now be generally accepted that the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan on Christmas Eve 1979 was deliberately provoked by the United States. In his memoir published in 1996, the former CIA director Robert Gates made it clear that the American intelligence services began to aid the mujahideen guerrillas not after the Soviet invasion, but six months before it. In an interview two years later with Le Nouvel Observateur, President Carter’s national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski proudly confirmed Gate’s assertions. “According to the official version of history,” Brzezinski said, “CIA aid to the mujahideen began during 1980, that’s to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan. But the reality, kept secret until now, is completely different: on 3 July 1979 President Carter signed the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul. And on the same day I wrote a note to the president in which I explained that in my opinion this aid would lead to a Soviet military intervention.” ~ Chalmers Johnson (Dismantling the Empire (New York: Metropolitan Books, 2010) pp. 11-12)
With the recent invasion of Iraq by an al Qaeda affiliate, many people lack the context into which to place this most recent development, in order to make sense of it.
People are bemoaning the fact that the US war in Iraq was for naught. That US soldiers died and were injured for nothing. That the war was won until Obama blew it. Etc…
None of this is true.
The proper context, which most Americans seem to lack, begins with the creation of Iraq by the Western powers after the defeat of the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War I.
All of this just went over most people’s heads… Ottoman Empire? World War I? Creation of Iraq by the Western powers? And that’s my point. People cannot make sense of global geopolitics by watching the latest news (with concomitant partisan spin) on Fox, MSNBC, or CNN.
We don’t need to go back 100 years in order to gain a better understanding of the recent invasion of Iraq by al Qaeda & Associates…. but we do need to go back to July 1979, when Zbigniew Brzezinski and Jimmy Carter created the mujahideen (= al Qaeda).
Afghanistan was a quiet, stable, orderly nation until the CIA’s al Qaeda mujahideen entered it, destabilized it, creating chaos, which drew the USSR into a failed ten year attempt to restore order in that nation.
Zbigniew Brzezinski: How Jimmy Carter and I Started the Mujahideen - http://www.counterpunch.org/1998/01/15/how-jimmy-carter-and-i-started-the-mujahideen/
VIDEO – How Zbigniew Brzezinski created Al-Qaeda and Taliban.: http://youtu.be/nA7E6EVXl1A
Likewise, Iraq was a quiet, orderly, stable nation until the US invaded it, which created destabilization and chaos that exists to this day. The CIA armed and funded al Qaeda associates who recently invaded Iraq are ensuring the destabilization and chaos continues.
America’s Covert Re-Invasion of Iraq - http://www.globalresearch.ca/americas-covert-re-invasion-of-iraq/5386883
This story can be repeated for Libya, Syria, and even Nigeria, with it’s CIA armed and funded destabilization force: Boko Haram.
Boko Haram: A CIA Covert Operation; America’s Destabilization Plots Against Nigeria–GreenWhite Coalition – http://newsrescue.com/boko-haram-a-cia-covert-operation-americas-destabilization-plots-against-nigeria-greenwhite-coalition/
Salafism And The CIA: A Winning Formula To Destabilize Africa, The Middle East And Russia - http://wp.me/p1GGxO-50i
I don’t have the desire or the energy to write all that needs to be written about this subject. There’s plenty more I’ve written about it on this blog, and there’s plenty more written about it all over the internet. It’s even available in books at the libraries and bookstores. I think people need to begin doing their homework before they get sucked into the latest “crisis” the government-media is throwing at us. Especially if you or someone you love has been suckered into serving in the military. My advice to them would be to get out ASAP.
Must Read Book About the Middle East:
“The Middle East has long been a region of rival religions, ideologies, nationalisms, and ambitions. All of these conflicts—including the hostilities between Arabs and Israelis, and the violent challenges posed by Iraq’s competing sects—are rooted in the region’s political inheritance: the arrangements, unities, and divisions imposed by the Allies after the First World War.
“In A Peace to End All Peace, David Fromkin reveals how and why the Allies drew lines on an empty map that remade the geography and politics of the Middle East. Focusing on the formative years of 1914 to 1922, when all seemed possible, he delivers in this sweeping and magisterial book the definitive account of this defining time, showing how the choices narrowed and the Middle East began along a road that led to the conflicts and confusion that continue to this day.
“A new afterword from Fromkin, written for this edition of the book, includes his invaluable, updated assessment of this region of the world today, and on what this history has to teach us.”
A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East - http://www.amazon.com/Peace-End-All-Ottoman-Creation/dp/0805088091
“Happily for the busy lunatics who rule over us, we are permanently the United States of Amnesia. We learn nothing because we remember nothing.” ~ Gore Vidal