US-Saudi Funded Terrorists Sowing Chaos in Pakistan

Baluchistan, Pakistan - long target of Western geopolitical interests, terror wave coincides with Gwadar Port handover to China. 

February 18, 2013 - Quetta, the capital of Pakistan's southwest Baluchistan province, bordering both US-occupied Afghanistan as well as Iran, was the site of a grisly market bombing that has killed over 80 people. According to reports, the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi has claimed responsibility for the attack. Billed as a "Sunni extremist group," it instead fits the pattern of global terrorism sponsored by the US, Israel, and their Arab partners Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

The terrorist Lashkar-e-Jhangvi group was in fact created, according to the BBC, to counter Iran's Islamic Revolution in the 1980's, and is still active today. Considering the openly admitted US-Israeli-Saudi plot to use Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups across the Middle East to counter Iran's influence, it begs the question whether these same interests are funding terrorism in Pakistan to not only counter Iranian-sympathetic Pakistani communities, but to undermine and destabilize Pakistan itself.

The US-Saudi Global Terror Network 
While the United States is close allies with Saudi Arabia and Qatar, it is well established that the chief financier of extremist militant groups for the past 3 decades, including Al Qaeda, are in fact Saudi Arabia and Qatar. While Qatari state-owned propaganda like Al Jazeera apply a veneer of progressive pro-democracy to its narratives, Qatar itself is involved in arming, funding, and even providing direct military support for sectarian extremists from northern Mali, to Libya, to Syria and beyond.  

France 24's report "Is Qatar fuelling the crisis in north Mali?" provides a useful vignette of Saudi-Qatari terror sponsorship, stating:
“The MNLA [secular Tuareg separatists], al Qaeda-linked Ansar Dine and MUJAO [movement for unity and Jihad in West Africa] have all received cash from Doha.”

"A month later Sadou Diallo, the mayor of the north Malian city of Gao [which had fallen to the Islamists] told RTL radio: “The French government knows perfectly well who is supporting these terrorists. Qatar, for example, continues to send so-called aid and food every day to the airports of Gao and Timbuktu.”
The report also stated:  
“Qatar has an established a network of institutions it funds in Mali, including madrassas, schools and charities that it has been funding from the 1980s,” he wrote, adding that Qatar would be expecting a return on this investment.

“Mali has huge oil and gas potential and it needs help developing its infrastructure,” he said. “Qatar is well placed to help, and could also, on the back of good relations with an Islamist-ruled north Mali, exploit rich gold and uranium deposits in the country.”
These institutions are present not only in Mali, but around the world, and provide a nearly inexhaustible supply of militants for both the Persian Gulf monarchies and their Western allies to use both as a perpetual casus belli to invade and occupy foreign nations such as Mali and Afghanistan, as well as a sizable, persistent mercenary force, as seen in Libya and Syria. Such institutions jointly run by Western intelligence agencies across Europe and in America, fuel domestic fear-mongering and the resulting security state that allows Western governments to more closely control their populations as they pursue reckless, unpopular policies at home and abroad. 

Since Saudi-Qatari geopolitical interests are entwined with Anglo-American interests, both the "investment" and "return on this investment" are clearly part of a joint venture. France's involvement in Mali has demonstrably failed to curb such extremists, has instead, predictably left the nation occupied by Western interests while driving terrorists further north into the real target, Algeria.

Additionally, it should be noted, that France in particular, played a leading role along side Qatar and Saudi Arabia in handing Libya over to these very same extremists. French politicians were in Benghazi shaking hands with militants they would be "fighting" in the near future in northern Mali.

Lashkar-e-Jhangvi is Part of US-Saudi Terror Network 
In terms of Pakistan's Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, as well as the infamous Lashkar-e-Taiba that carried out the 2008 Mumbai, India attack killing over 160, both are affiliates of Al Qaeda, and both have been linked financially, directly to Saudi Arabia. In the Guardian's article, "WikiLeaks cables portray Saudi Arabia as a cash machine for terrorists," the US State Department even acknowledges that Saudi Arabia is indeed funding terrorism in Pakistan:  

"Saudi Arabia is the world's largest source of funds for Islamist militant groups such as the Afghan Taliban and Lashkar-e-Taiba – but the Saudi government is reluctant to stem the flow of money, according to Hillary Clinton."

"More needs to be done since Saudi Arabia remains a critical financial support base for al-Qaida, the Taliban, LeT and other terrorist groups," says a secret December 2009 paper signed by the US secretary of state. Her memo urged US diplomats to redouble their efforts to stop Gulf money reaching extremists in Pakistan and Afghanistan."

"Donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide," she said.

Three other Arab countries are listed as sources of militant money: Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi has also been financially linked to the Persian Gulf monarchies. Stanford University's "Mapping Militant Organizations: Lashkar-e-Jhangvi," states under "External Influences:" 
"LeJ has received money from several Persian Gulf countries including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates[25] These countries funded LeJ and other Sunni militant groups primarily to counter the rising influence of Iran's revolutionary Shiism."  
Astonishingly, despite these admission, the US works politically, financially, economically, and even militarily in tandem with these very same state-sponsors of rampant, global terrorism. In Libya and Syria, the US has even assisted in the funding and arming of Al Qaeda and affiliated terrorist groups, and had conspired with Saudi Arabia since at least 2007 to overthrow both Syria and Iran with these terrorist groups. And while Saudi Arabia funds terrorism in Pakistan, the US is well documented to be funding political subversion in the very areas where the most heinous attacks are being carried out.

US Political Subversion in Baluchistan, Pakistan
The US State Department's National Endowment for Democracy (NED) has been directly funding and supporting the work of the "Balochistan Institute for Development" (BIFD) which claims to be "the leading resource on democracy, development and human rights in Balochistan, Pakistan." In addition to organizing the annual NED-BFID "Workshop on Media, Democracy & Human Rights" BFID reports that USAID had provided funding for a "media-center" for the Baluchistan Assembly to "provide better facilities to reporters who cover the proceedings of the Balochistan Assembly." We must assume BFID meant reporters "trained" at NED-BFID workshops.

 Image: A screenshot of "Voice of Balochistan's" special US State Department message. While VOB fails to disclose its funding, it is a sure bet it, like other US-funded propaganda fronts, is nothing more than a US State Department outlet. (click image to enlarge) 

Images: In addition to the annual Fortune 500-funded “Balochistan International Conference,” the US State Department's National Endowment for Democracy has been busy at work building up Baluchistan's "civil society" network. This includes support for the "Balochistan Institute For Development," which maintains a "BIFD Leadership Academy," claiming to "mobilize, train and encourage youth to play its effective role in promotion of democracy development and rule of law." The goal is to subvert Pakistani governance while simultaneously creating a homogeneous "civil society" that interlocks with the West's "international institutions." This is how modern empire perpetuates itself. 

There is also Voice of Balochistan whose every top-story is US-funded propaganda drawn from foundation-funded Reporters Without Borders, Soros-funded Human Rights Watch, and even a direct message from the US State Department itself. Like other US State Department funded propaganda outfits around the world - such as Thailand's Prachatai - funding is generally obfuscated in order to maintain "credibility" even when the front's constant torrent of obvious propaganda more than exposes them.

Perhaps the most absurd operations being run to undermine Pakistan through the "Free Baluchistan" movement are the US and London-based organizations. The "Baloch Society of North America" almost appears to be a parody at first, but nonetheless serves as a useful aggregate and bellwether regarding US meddling in Pakistan's Baluchistan province. The group's founder, Dr. Wahid. Baloch, openly admits he has met with US politicians in regards to Baluchistan independence. This includes Neo-Con warmonger, PNAC signatory, corporate-lobbyist, and National Endowment for Democracy director Zalmay Khalilzad.

Dr. Wahid Baloch considers Baluchistan province "occupied" by both the Iranian and Pakistani governments - he and his movement's humanitarian hand-wringing gives Washington the perfect pretext to create an armed conflagration against either Iran or Pakistan, or both, as planned in detail by various US policy think-tanks.

There is also the Baloch Students Organisation-Azad, or BSO. While it maintains a presence in Pakistan, it has coordinators based in London. London-based BSO members include "information secretaries" that propagate their message via social media, just as US and British-funded youth organizations did during the West's operations against other targeted nations during the US-engineered "Arab Spring."

 Image: A screenshot of a "Baloch Human rights activist and information secretary of BSO Azad London zone" Twitter account. This user, in tandem with look-alike accounts has been propagating anti-Pakistani, pro-"Free Baluchistan" propaganda incessantly. They also engage in coordinated attacks with prepared rhetoric against anyone revealing US ties to Baluchistan terrorist organizations. 

And while the US does not openly admit to funding and arming terrorists in Pakistan yet, many across established Western policy think-tanks have called for it.

Image: Why Baluchistan? Gwadar in the southwest serves as a Chinese port and the starting point for a logistical corridor through Pakistan and into Chinese territory. The Iranian-Pakistani-Indian pipeline would enter from the west, cross through Baluchistan intersecting China's proposed logistical route to the northern border, and continue on to India. Destabilizing Baluchistan would effectively derail the geopolitical aspirations of four nations. 

Selig Harrison of the convicted criminal, George Soros-funded Center for International Policy, has published two pieces regarding the armed “liberation” of Baluchistan.

Harrison’s February 2011 piece, “Free Baluchistan,” calls to “aid the 6 million Baluch insurgents fighting for independence from Pakistan in the face of growing ISI repression.” He continues by explaining the various merits of such meddling by stating:  

“Pakistan has given China a base at Gwadar in the heart of Baluch territory. So an independent Baluchistan would serve U.S. strategic interests in addition to the immediate goal of countering Islamist forces.”
Harrison would follow up his frank call to carve up Pakistan by addressing the issue of Chinese-Pakistani relations in a March 2011 piece titled, “The Chinese Cozy Up to the Pakistanis.” He states: 
“China’s expanding reach is a natural and acceptable accompaniment of its growing power—but only up to a point. ”  
He continues:  
“To counter what China is doing in Pakistan, the United States should play hardball by supporting the movement for an independent Baluchistan along the Arabian Sea and working with Baluch insurgents to oust the Chinese from their budding naval base at Gwadar. Beijing wants its inroads into Gilgit and Baltistan to be the first step on its way to an Arabian Sea outlet at Gwadar.”
While aspirations of freedom and independence are used to sell Western meddling in Pakistan, the geopolitical interests couched behind this rhetoric is openly admitted to. The prophetic words of Harrison should ring loud in one's ears today. It is in fact this month, that Pakistan officially hands over the port in Gwadar to China, and Harrison's armed militants are creating bloodshed and chaos, attempting to trigger a destructive sectarian war that will indeed threaten to "oust the Chinese from their budding naval base at Gwadar."

Like in Syria, we have a documented conspiracy years in the making being carried out before our very eyes. The people of Pakistan must not fall into the trap laid by the West who seeks to engulf Baluchistan in sectarian bloodshed with the aid of Saudi and Qatari-laundered cash and weapons. For the rest of the world, we must continue to uncover the corporate-financier special interests driving these insidious plots, boycott and permanently replace them on a local level.

The US-Saudi terror racket has spilled blood from New York City, across Northern Africa, throughout the Middle East, and as far as Pakistan and beyond. If we do not undermine and ultimately excise these special interests, their plans and double games will only get bolder and the inevitability of their engineered chaos effecting us individually will only grow.

Libyan-style "Democracy": Two Years Without Gaddafi

Mass protests are sweeping across Libya as the country marks the second anniversary of the beginning of a civil war that ousted Muammar Gaddafi. Two years after the fall of the Gaddafi regime, no new constitution has been drafted.

The new authorities have obviously failed to maintain law and order. Crime is rampaging and popular discontent is on the rise. Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has shut the borders with neighboring Egypt and Tunisia from February 14 to 18 as a security precaution.

Though the anti-Gaddafi revolt erupted on February 17, the main celebrations will take place on the 15th . Airport security is being tightened. Meanwhile, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines have suspended all flights to Libya until the 17th, citing “tensions on the grounds”. Earlier, Germany, France, Canada and other countries urged their citizens to immediately leave Benghazi over the imminent threat of terrorist attacks. Security is being tightened in the capital Tripoli and also in Benghazi where four U.S. diplomats were killed in a bloody raid on the U.S. consulate last September.

With anarchy and marauding flourishing in border areas where once strict law and order reigned under Gaddafi, most Libyans, particularly in the east, have been outraged by the authorities’ inaction. In addition to local extremists and “adventure seekers”, terrorists of all sorts, including groups of jihadists from Mali, have been pouring in. The “democracy” the West had once been so fervent in forcing upon Libya looks more like a medieval rule, says Director of the Cairo-based Java Center for Political Studies Rifaat Sayed Ahmad.

"NATO air strikes threw the once prospering country by African standards back into the Middle Ages, and still worse, they plunged it into a civil war. The West used military force to install an obedient yet unpopular regime unable to deal with the religious and tribal feud that is tearing the country apart. Libyan oil and gas – that was the main target of NATO’s military intervention in the name of the noble goal of freeing ordinary Libyans from Colonel Gaddafi’s dictatorship, as one French TV program put it."

The unhappy outcome is hardly a surprise and had been foreseen by analysts even before the intervention began, says Russian political scientist Stanislav Tarasov.

"Not just Russian analysts but Western ones as well made such forecasts. Libya is fragmented and may, in prospect, split into two or even three states. Some territories ruled by certain tribal clans have set up their own borders. In this situation, attempts by the so-called central government to adopt an all-Libyan law, a constitution accepted by all, appear to be doomed. The West which initiated the “Arab spring” in Libya can offer nothing except the use of force."

No immediate improvements should be expected though. Boris Dolgov, a senior researcher at the Center for Arabic Studies in Moscow, notes that Libya is a long way from stabilization. It is actually the hotbed of instability for the entire North Africa.

"We are witnessing a spread of radical Islamism, as in the case of Mali and Algeria. The events in Mali and Libya are closely intertwined. Gaddafi waged a war on radical extremism and kept the situation under control. More than 600 Islamists were in jails. After the fall of Gaddafi, they walked free and joined radical groups, including those operating in Mali."
Libya today is “a territory of absolute lawlessness”, as some Arab analysts call it, or rather it’s a powder keg to which a blazing torch has already been brought.

They Used to Call Them Conspiracy “Theories”

When the violence involved in the Syrian revolution first came to exposure, it attracted much attention from around the world. Media networks such as Aljazeera, Alarabiya, CNN, and BBC all drew a scenario in which a power-lusting dictator was deliberately massacring peaceful protesters in order to remain in power. The Syrian government, however, rejected this story and offered another scenario regarding the undeniable violence that was occurring in the country. According to the Syrian president, Bashar Al Assad, and other government representatives, the horrific violence that was taking place in Syria was carried out by “terrorist gangs” , many of whom were Islamic extremists that opposed the Syrian government for its secularity and that aimed to create an Islamic Sharia led government. The Syrian government also proposed that the West, especially nations such as the United States, was particularly involved in backing the extremist rebels up because it too had a political interest in ousting the Syrian government.

Syrian President Bashar Al Assad in his first speech
after the protests broke out in Syria. He said that “Syria’s enemies were targeting its unity”.

All of the claims made by the Syrian government were not backed up by any evidence. They were simply “theories”, and more specifically “conspiracy theories”; at least that is what most people who rejected these ideas referred to them as. Most people who supported the Syrian government’s direction of thought were mocked to be “conspiracy theorists” or “Assad apologists”. Their arguments were dismissed as irrational and impossible.
In recent days, however, more and more evidence has compiled to reveal a truth that is quite ironic. In fact, the evidence is so strong that it is actually no longer deniable. At this point, the FSA does indeed fit all of the descriptions the Syrian government had given it. This is fully recognized by everyone, especially the Syrian people.
First of all, the FSA is indeed composed of mostly radical sectarian individuals who consider their fight to be a form of jihad for the sake of Islam. Many of these fighters are not even Syrian, they are mercenaries who have entered Syria through the Turkish border. A lot of them are with Al Qaeda, in fact the leader of Al Qaeda, Ayman Zawahiri, is an outspoken supporter of the Syrian Revolution and has made public invitations for jihadists all over the globe to join the FSA. And they have indeed been found on Syrian lands (See Al Qaeda leader, Ayman Zawahiri, calls upon jihadists all over the world to join the FSA in Syria)
Two Saudi Arabian jihadists who joined the FSA.
The one on the right was found and defeated by the Syrian Army.
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Where Are They Now?
It's natural to think back on all those prominent personalities who occupied your time and reading material and, then, in a seemingly sudden and violent confluence of time and space, disappeared from your radar screen.  You know the movie: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane.  Have you ever wondered what happened to all those people?  LET'S LOOK AT OUR ROGUES' GALLERY OF NOBODIES:  Here are some examples:

Boy, when this guy and some other Syrian exile-felons formed the Syrian National Council, the U.S., Britain, France and all the other NATO riff-raff rushed down the aisles to polish his shoes, brush his coat and clip his nose hairs.  "We recognize the Syrian National Council as a legitimate representative of the aspirations of the Syrian people", or so bloviated former American Secretary of State and SyrPer's Imelda Marcos Award winner for 2012,  Hillary Clinton.  Yawn. 

It didn't take long for this mayfly to disappear after members of his SNC read the charter of the organization and learned that he could not hold on to the position of "Fearless Leader" for more than 2 terms.  He was dumped for some Kurdish professor whose name escapes us at the moment.  The new King-of-Kings is commie stalwart and Syria's own Captain Kangaroo, George Sabra.

Major General Manaf Tlas had some real Syrian military bona fides:  son of Syria's longest-serving Defense Minister, Lt. Gen. Mustafa Tlas, he acquitted himself in true Mr. Bean fashion when he managed to completely give away an entire Syrian mountain resort to the Fake Syrian Army.  Oh, he didn't have time for warfare, what with smoking cigars, drinking fine cognacs and posing for fashion magazines.  No. He made a deal with the terrorists which essentially gave them control of the mountain town of Zabadani as long as they promised not to "parade around" with their military hardware or poke fun at him.  

When Maj. General Hafez Makhlouf found out about this "deal", he went ballistic, taking the matter straight to the president who had the "Little General" put under house arrest lest he compromise the Tlas name and the Syrian people.  He is believed to be somewhere in Arabia with his brother, Firas, a gazillionaire who made it rich providing the Qataris with male Bulgarian orphans.

Anybody remember the BBC touting him, in strident Cantabrigian notes,  as "...the most senior member of the Assad regime who defected to the rebel side......."?  What the BBC didn't tell anybody was that the great general was so close to President Assad that he had to ask the guards around his house to let him walk his pet Saluki dog around the block.  He has been asked to play the role of "Miles Gloriosus" at an American high school in pedophile-filled Doha.

Accompanied by his trusty sidekick, Abu, the Colonel dons the Cape of  Glory as he prepares to fly straight to his home planet of Zontar.

Just making fun of him is not enough.  Heir to the great Col. Hussein Harmoush, self-declared rebel leader, Commander of the Faithful, World-Swallowing Conqueror, Caliph of Krakatoa, Blithering Idiot,  Al-As'ad made his bones staying out of Turkey's many mental institutions.  For a very short time, he was the world's face of the Fake Syrian Army - often basking in the glow of NATO approbation, surrounded by comely female journalists who declared him "leader of the revolution", "satrap of clap traps", and the like.

Today, it is reported he is clinically depressed due to his unceremonious discharge from the rank of "Generalissimo".  He has been rejected for landed immigrant status in Canada.  Even the Australians won't talk to him.  He is Colonel Nobody.

Man, he's gotta be important! Look at all those mikes in front of him!  And the flag of the Fake Syrian Army. What could go wrong?

According to unconfirmed reports, the former Prime Minister of Syria is waiting tables in Naples, Italy, at a bistro called "Luigi's" just a wind-draft down from the putrid sulfuric lava pools of Mt. Vesuvius.  Declared by the BBC, again (yawn), as "the highest ranking member of the Syrian government to defect....a certain blow to the legitimacy of President Assad..." (yawn), the BBC, anxious to collect as much venom as possible to please its Qatari child-molesting patrons, even suggested that his "reputation for honesty" was respected by the opposition and that he was a shoe-in for high status with the new (and dreamt-about) government which would lead Syria after Dr. Assad's downfall.  

Forgetting that the office of Prime Minister in Syria only guarantees a good table at "Ali Baba's" restaurant in Damascus, the BBC went on slathering even more stupidity on this wretched little clam of a man.  Where is he?  He is nowhere.

Oh boy!  When the BBC got a hold of this, it started to compete with the New York Times over who could make this sow's ear into a silk purse.  To this day, despite the hoopla, most Syrians don't know who he is.
In fact, one Syrian restaurant owner I spoke to a few days ago sheepishly suggested he was Latakia's championship boxing manager.  No!  He is Abdo Husameddine.

Also, tarted up in the outer garments of integrity and "honesty" by a BBC rivened with a newly-discovered legacy of child molestation, he graced television screens for about 4 hours after which he sank like a bag of marbles in my aunt's rear cesspool in Beirut.  Today, he carefully skulks around the streets of Apaydin fearing the vengeance of the Syrian security services - the same agencies who have to be reminded of who Abdo Husameddine really was.      

Behind Qatari Mass News Manipulation War Against Syria

The second half of the twentieth century was marked by the emergence of a fundamentally new weapon - information. Accordingly, a new kind of war came about - the information war. And if before the birth of the Internet, waging an information war was limited by the access to the media, then, with the appearance of a worldwide network of satellite television, all the natural boundaries between the "information areas" disappeared.
"The opposing armies" got the opportunity to invade other people's land and conduct combat operations, in fact as well as the "conventional troops" do it in "conventional wars".
From the position of large-scale information war, also the creation by Emir of Qatar of the channel Al-Jazeera should be considered. It is significant that in 1995, i.e. one year before the first transmission of the channel, an information war specialist Libiki Martin from the U.S. National Defense Institute predicted a sharp increase in the role of international TV channels in the launching and deterring wars. Al-Jazeera as an instrument of information warfare, not only covers the events, but also intentionally distort them to manipulate public opinion.
Today it is an open secret that in the avant-garde of the information war against the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria, the Qatari channel Al-Jazeera holds a leading position. It began to set the plot of "Syrian revolt" and direct it in the right direction. Aside from that, the channel is funded at the expense of the Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani and the Prime Minister bin Jassim and serves as an ideological cover and mobilization for Islamist militants in Qatar, carried out by the Chairman of the World Council of Islamic theologians, a former head of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Yusuf al-Qaradawi. Qaradawi is also known for his active support of the Chechen terrorists.
With huge cash resources and hiding behind the broad back of the Western "friends", Qatar operates "behind the scenes". His interest in the overthrow of the Assad government also has the economic reason.
Qatar's gas industry opposes the interests of the Russian Gazprom in Europe. Qatar has already declared the price war to Gazprom, all the more so the latter does not depend on the gas transit countries. Qatar Gas' fleet consists of 54 special vessels ? Q-max gas carriers of South Korean manufacture, capable of carrying 270,000 tonnes of liquefied natural gas, and Q-flex with capacity of 166,000 tonnes. Despite such capacities, to capture the European gas market, Qatar needs to have, at least, a pipeline to the Mediterranean Sea, and at most, through Turkey and further to Europe.
Actually this can be done only through Syria, which Iran's strategic ally will never run to. That is why al-Jazeera Qatari channel all the day long deals with problems of Syria, while from Qatar the Air Force transporters transfer to Jordan and Turkey a lot of weapons to rebels and insurgents of the so-called Free Syrian Army.
But as they say, the end justifies the means, and for the sake of domination in Syria and implementation of multibillion projects, Qatar through the satellite channel Al-Jazeera will continue to use information and provocative methods against both the current Syrian leadership, and Russia, accusing Moscow of direct military support of the Bashar al-Assad government.
The French proverb runs like this: "Defamation in clever hands is a terrible weapon." It seems that Qatar that has until recently preferred the French military equipment, and now replaces it by the American, just uses the above destructive methods to achieve its political and economic interests. But slanderers were always enough and everywhere though.

Israel Announces “Security Zone” in Syria

Kurt Nimmo
Israel is considering a “buffer zone” stretching ten miles into Syria “to protect itself from fundamentalist rebels on the other side of the border,” the Sunday Times reports.
The proposal, which has been drawn up by the military and presented to Binyamin Netanyahu, the prime minister, is intended to secure the 47-mile border against a growing Islamist threat if President Bashar al-Assad’s embattled regime loses control of the area.
The “Islamist threat” in Syria is funded and armed by the CIA andSaudi Arabia and Qatar. The Obama administration likes to pretend it is actively working to keep arms out of the hands of al-Qaeda in Syria, but the truth is something quite different – al-Qaeda and its affiliates play a key role in undermining the al-Assad regime.
One of the most effective fighting groups inside Syria is Jabhat al-Nusra, a terrorist organization aligned with the Free Syrian Army. The U.S. has designated it as an al-Qaeda affiliate. According to Quilliam Foundation, a counterterrorism policy institute based in London, Jabhat al-Nusra is an offshoot of al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), a terror group allegedly founded by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the mythical terror leader who transformed AQI “from a small elitist vanguard to a mass movement.”
In addition to Israel’s “state sponsored terrorism” (as its bombing inside Syria was characterized by Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan), Israel has longused the Kurds to undermine not only Syria, but also Iran.
Lebanon Redux
Israel’s decision to carve out a strip on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights – Syrian territory occupied and administered by Israel since 1967 – is hardly a new tactic: Israel did much the same in south Lebanon.
Following the conclusion of the 1982 Lebanon War and Operation Peace in Galilee (the Israeli invasion of Lebanon), the IDF was instructed by the Israeli government to maintain a “security zone” in Lebanon, ostensibly to prevent infiltration by the PLO. Israeli occupation of a 25 kilometer deep area inside the country and the brutality inflicted on civilians by the IDF and its proxy theSouth Lebanon Army resulted in the formation of Hezbollah.
Around 18,000 people were killed and 30,000 injured and between 500,000-800,000 made homeless in the first three months of the Israeli occupation. The IDF maintained the notoriousKhiam prison where many Lebanese were held without trial and tortured.
Resistance by the Lebanese and Hezbollah’s low-intensity guerrilla warfare eventually resulted in Israel’s withdrawal from Lebanon. In 2000, Israel completed the withdrawal in compliance with UN Security Council Resolutions 425 and 426 requiring it to withdraw to internationally recognized borders.
Intimidating Syria
Israel’s action against Lebanon was part of a long-standing “effort to secure the balkanization and vassalization of Lebanon, the eradication of Palestinian nationalism, and the intimidation of Syria,” writes Naseer H. Aruri. He cites the writings of Moshe Sharett, the second Prime Minister of Israel, who documented
deliberate Israeli acts of provocation, intended to generate Arab hostility and thus to create pretexts for armed action and territorial expansion. Sharett’s records document this policy of “sacred terrorism” and expose the myths of Israel’s “security needs” and the “Arab threat” that have been treated like self-evident truths from the creation of Israel to the present…
Livia Rokach, in her book on Sharett’s personal dairy, reveals a consistent effort by Israel to provoke Syria, beginning in the early 1950s and culminating in the occupation of the Golan in 1967, a move that resulted in the explusion of 130,000 Syrians.
“The Golan Heights serves as yet another reminder that the conflict on the ground is very different than the story Israel offers up to the world,” writes Mya Guarnieri. “The conflict isn’t about the Western world battling the Muslim world; it’s not a clash of cultures or a clash of values; the occupation isn’t a security measure, meant to protect Israel from ‘terrorists.’”
It is also about balkanizing and splintering the Arab and Muslim world, a plan not exclusive to Israel as a key component of its own territorial ambitions, but also used by the global elite who have employed the time-tested British “divide and conquer” strategy to “prevent collusion and maintain security dependence among the vassals, to keep tributaries pliant and protected, and to keep the barbarians from coming together,” as Zbigniew Brzezinski writes in The Grand Chessboard.
Israel’s Buffer Zone in Syria: Old Habits
“The purpose of the plan [to impose a buffer zone] is to ensure the safety of Israel’s Golan Heights and its northern region after the fall of the Assad regime in Syria,” Israel Defense reports today.
“If the Syrian instability persists, it seems that IDF forces will have to stay in the security zone that will be constructed for years,” said one of those close to those behind the plan that was submitted.
For Israel, the piecemeal conquest of Syria – and Lebanon before it – has little to do with “Syrian instability” manufactured in large part by external players (the CIA, Saudi Arabia and Qatar), but is rather an ongoing effort to dissolve Arab and Muslim states.
A Strategy for Israel in the 1980s, written by Oded Yinon, who was formerly attached to the Israeli Foreign Ministry, and published in Kivunim (Directions), the journal of the Department of Information of the World Zionist Organization, “reflects high-level thinking in the Israeli military and intelligence establishment,” writes Ralph Schoenman. The article “outlines a timetable for Israel to become the imperial regional power based upon the dissolution of the Arab states.”
Yinon described an effort to dissolve Lebanon, fragment Syria, go to war with Iran, target Iraq (mission accomplished), marginalize and weaken Egypt (now in process), undermine Saudi Arabia, and eventually depopulate the Occupied Territories.
The decision to carve out a new security zone in Syria – despite its abject failure to maintain one in Lebanon – reveals that it remains on a trajectory envisioned prior to the establishment of the Israeli state.
The United States will naturally support this violation of Syria’s national sovereignty – citing al-Qaeda and other manufactured threats – as it has supported nearly all of Israel’s efforts against its Arab and Muslim neighbors.
Birds of a feather, they say, after all fly together.