IP & War / CIA/NATO Phoenix Terror Program

West Against Terrorists

"The 43-year-old commanded a 150-member armed group known as Ghoraba as-Sham which operated under the Free Syrian Army (FSA) umbrella group, according to court documents." Germany convicts member of Western-backed Syrian opposition for 'war crimes', Sep 2018, CNN 
 

West Embracing Terrorists

Home Office plan to give jihadis council houses and support part of 'overdue' strategy to combat terrorism. (..) "The scheme is expected to apply 20,000 known extremists and returning Isis members who cannot be jailed", 2017, The Independent
 
 
 
"German authorities identified Anis Amri as a potential terrorist threat months ago. How did they fail to stop him from committing his deadly attack? These government failures are likely to haunt the country for months to come." A Known 'Threat'. Why Did Germany Fail to Stop Terrorist?, 2017 By SPIEGEL Staff
 
 
"British citizens fly to the Middle East to join a group known for some of the most brutal violence the world has seen since World War ii. Beheadings, torture, mass rapes, cage drownings, and forced cannibalism are just some of their calling cards. Then, whether or not it is known if they participated in the brutality, they return to their home country, their only official punishment being put on some formal terrorist “watch list.” Britain’s Islamic State Fighters Are Returning Home Without Punishment, Nov 2017   

Guardian's George Monbiot And other Propagandists

"So Monbiot thinks that Al Qaeda affiliates engaging in demonstrable acts of terrorism (..) are heroes worthy of British honours?", How We Were Misled About Syria: George Monbiot of The Guardian, 2018, Hayward / Short version
 
 
"Monbiot has repeatedly denied that he wants a military attack on Syria. But if he then weakly accepts whatever narratives are crafted by those who do (..) he is decisively helping to promote such an attack.’ Monbiot Proves Propagandist (Again) On Syria "Chemical Attack", 2017, Cook 
 
 

NATO's White Helmets and its ISIS, Al Nusra, Qaeda

The 'White Helmets' is a NATO corporate construction on the official budgets and upheld by Hollywood, Nexflix etc. Primary function to legitimize so-called 'moderate rebels' in Syria. But there are no 'moderate rebels' in Syria, so they provide the illusion of real moderate rebels, which is a cover up for Al Nusra, Al Qaeda, ISIS etc.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

'Al Qaeda' Re-Organizes and Re-Brands

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ISIS Scare in the back mirror

 
Today Oct. 2017, we have seen plenty of evidence that the US/NATO supplies arms, helps & bombs for ISIS. So this article 'Is the Islamic State a Tool of the Saudis?, The Real News (2014), is sort of (very) misleading. But it does show that the Obama adm. & CIA allowed people to blame Saudi Arabia, while being told that NATO was fighting ISIS. Then add our strange alliance Saudi Arabia (funding and arming ISIS). And add US State Secr. John Kerry's later leak of the US strategy: supplying arms to ISIS

When CIA Bin Laden & Al Qaeda was the terror scare:

Bin Laden Forbes article
 
 
BBC news article
"...Bin Laden left Saudi Arabia in 1979 to fight against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The Afghan jihad was backed with American dollars and had the blessing of the governments of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. He received security training from the CIA itself." http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/155236.stm
 
Forbes business inform. service article
"...[Osama bin Laden] received military and financial assistance from the intelligence services of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the United States." http://www.forbes.com/charitable/2001/09/14/0914whoisobl.html
 
ABC News article
"In the 1980s, bin Laden left his comfortable Saudi home for Afghanistan to participate in the Afghan jihad, or holy war, against the invading forces of the Soviet Union - a cause that, ironically, the United States funded, pouring $3 billion into the Afghan resistance via the CIA." http://abcnews.go.com/International/story?id=79634 

CIA's Phoenix State Terror Program: Vietnam, Latin America, Africa, ISIS - is CIA behind ISIS terror in Europe?

There is another type of warfare - new in its intensity, ancient in its origin - war by guerrillas, subversives, insurgents, assassins; war by ambush instead of by combat, by infiltration instead of aggression, seeking victory by eroding and exhausting the enemy instead of engaging him. It preys on unrest." - John F. Kennedy

"They called the tactic 'counter terror' ironically since what they were doing was terrorism. In fact throughout the Vietnam war the CIA staged false flag terror attacks even bombing theaters and blamed them on Viet Cong “Terrorists”.. (..) Death Squads made up a major element in these programs. In Nicaragua they trained the contras to engage in terror and assassination that often targeted Nicaraguan health workers and teachers or any government member they could get their hands on doubtless in an attempt to eliminate the Sandinista “Infrastructure” Of course they also terrorized anyone else who fell into their hands men, women and children. The Phoenix program would rise once again after the wars in central America ended this time in Iraq and Afghanistan." - Turner reviews the book

"The CIA has corrupted not only the military, but America’s political and judicial systems; and that, through its secret control of the media, the CIA’s power to create the official version of history has left veterans of the Vietnam War, as well as every subsequent generation of Americans as well, in a state of neurotic delusion." -- Douglas Valentine, 2017

"The Phoenix Program in Vietnam in many ways provides a blue print for our own times. Assassinations and torture are the essence of the war on terror. As are death squads and false flag terror attacks. As are mass surveillance of the populace." - Review of Douglas Valentine's The Phonix Program

Intro: The Current State of Affairs (see Syria page etc. too)

'Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq': "The war on terror, that campaign without end launched 14 years ago by George Bush, is tying itself up in ever more grotesque contortions. On Monday the trial in London of a Swedish man, Bherlin Gildo, accused of terrorism in Syria, collapsed after it became clear British intelligence had been arming the same rebel groups the defendant was charged with supporting." June 2015, The Guardian, by editor Seumas Milne
 
 
"Left paterfamilias Noam Chomsky, who generally shows an appreciation for the subtleties of covert action, claimed that America is not supplying its Al Qaeda mercenary army with arms – even though Eric Schmidt at The New York Times reported over a year ago that CIA officers in Turkey were “helping allies decide which Syrian opposition fighters across the border will receive arm”." The CIA, the Press and Black Propaganda, 2013, Douglas Valentine, Counter Punch
 
"The examples that will be presented here, of contemporaneous news-reports from 2012, which covered America’s backing of Al Qaeda, and America’s heavy dependence upon Al Qaeda, were reported by the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, which itself is funded by the U.S. and Israeli Governments and supports the overthrow of Assad, so that no one can reasonably consider their reports to be slanted in favor of Syria’s Government." America’s ‘Boots-On-The-Ground’ Fighters in Syria are Kurds and Al Qaeda, February 2018, by Eric Zuesse for the Saker Blog
 
"Both Obama and Trump have pointed out their badass nature on numerous occasions, not so much in sympathy for those they oppress but to raise fear levels of ISIS-inspired badassery here at home. And yet, both regimes have actively, secretly, and materially supported the advance of ISIS in Syria and Iraq, fully aware of who they were and what they were up to. Say what?" 'America Loves Islamic Terrorists (Abroad): ISIS as Proxy US Mercenaries', February, 2018, Geoff Dutton, CounterPunch
 
 
 
"In a recent book Classified Woman, Sibel Edmonds, a former translator for the FBI, describes how the Pentagon, CIA and State Department maintained intimate ties to al-Qaeda militants as late as 2001." Al Qaeda: Enemy or Asset?, 2013, Nafeez Ahmed
 
 
"Let me just briefly revise the history of American so-called blunders over the last couple of years with regard to weapons ending up in the hands of Islamic State." ‘US is using ISIS like an attack dog’, 2015, RT, Jeremy Salt, see his important book here

CIA preys on states via intel, media, terror proxies & torture   

To get the necessary historical perspective on the nazi methods in US foreign policy after WW2 including similarity in corporate power relations' ambitions of world dominance, see HS page: Big Business Behind WWI & II. After WW2 the US Imported Nazis and their methods to Continue the Nazi Policy (CIA) 
 
"The postwar recruitment of Nazis and collaborators by agencies of the U.S. government stemmed, the author illustrates, from intense East-West competition after the German surrender, prodded by the prospect of war between the superpowers. Simpson, a freelance journalist, reveals that many covert operations of the early Cold War era involved the use of operatives known to have committed crimes against humanity during the Second World War. The underlying theme here is the corruption of American ideals in connection with this hushed-up recruitment policy in the name of anticommunism. In elaborating the policy's "negative blowback," Simpson emphasizes the long-term corrosive effect on American intelligence agencies in particular." Blowback: America's Recruitment of Nazis and Its Destructive Impact on Our Domestic and Foreign Policy, 1988/2014, C. Simpson
 
"Designed to destroy the Vietcong infrastructure and ostensibly run by the South Vietnamese government, the Phoenix Program--in fact directed by the United States--developed a variety of counterinsurgency activities including, at its worst, torture and assassination. For Valentine ( The Hotel Tacloban , LJ 9/15/84), the program epitomizes all that was wrong with the Vietnam War; its evils are still present wherever there are "ideologues obsessed with security, who seek to impose their way of thinking on everyone else." Exhaustive detail and extensive use of interviews with and writings by Phoenix participants make up the book's principal strengths" The Phoenix Program: America's Use of Terror in Vietnam, 1990/2014 Douglas Valentine 
 
"According to those who formulated it [The Phoenix Program], this monster child with its computer brain and assassin's instinct would make the Vietcong wither from within. Not by attacking guerrillas in the field, but by destroying infrastructure - a term, as Mr. Valentine explains, used to refer to ''those civilians suspected of supporting North Vietnamese and Vietcong soldiers...." Body Count Was Their Most Important Product, M Safer, 1990 review The Phoenix Program
 
When CIA's true nature was almost revealed: "... in June 1971, Daniel Ellsberg leaked the aptly named Pentagon Papers, shifting blame for the increasingly unpopular Vietnam War from the CIA to the military, while distracting public attention from the investigations of the CIA’s Phoenix Program and the CIA’s involvement in drug smuggling." Will the Real Daniel Ellsberg Please Stand Up!, 2003, Douglas Valentine
 
"The Phoenix Program in Vietnam in many ways provides a blue print for our own times. Assassinations and torture are the essence of the war on terror. As are death squads and false flag terror attacks. As are mass surveillance of the populace. (..) From the perspective of a Bureaucrat like Bill Colby it was merely an attempt to coordinate a number of pre-existing programs. Sort of like the Department of HomeLand Security or more precisely it’s fusion centers where military, police, and intelligence agencies pool information on their enemies the American people. Phoenix sought to provide cooperation between various Vietnamese and American agencies (..) A massive campaign of torture and assassination aimed at destroying what the CIA called the VCI the Viet Cong Infrastructure. (..) They called the tactic 'counter terror' ironically since what they were doing was terrorism. In fact throughout the Vietnam war the CIA staged false flag terror attacks even bombing theaters and blamed them on Viet Cong “Terrorists”.. (..) Death Squads made up a major element in these programs. In Nicaragua they trained the contras to engage in terror and assassination that often targeted Nicaraguan health workers and teachers or any government member they could get their hands on doubtless in an attempt to eliminate the Sandinista “Infrastructure” Of course they also terrorized anyone else who fell into their hands men, women and children. The Phoenix program would rise once again after the wars in central America ended this time in Iraq and Afghanistan. (..) Using a CIA Front company Pacific Architects and Engineers the CIA built prisons all over the country to be used to torture political prisoners. They are exact forerunners of todays CIA black sites which now dot the world aiming to torture people to produce real or fabricated intelligence, recruit double agents, break people’s spirits and terrify the rest of the planet into submission. (..) Through a special program USAID the infamous CIA front that pretends to dole out charity sent out telephone generators across the world used by the CIA trained secret police around the world to torture their people. Vietnam was only one example. People would be held for months and there were few survivors. These PICs in return would obtain names for further targets who would be either killed or sent to the PICs to be tortured to generate even more names. An endless cycle of horror. (..) Of course many US Contractors, Military officers and CIA Officers also managed to earn fortunes in various corrupt schemes. (..) Another element of the Phoenix Program involved what were called census grievance teams. In every village the CIA appointed an official who was responsible for interviewing the head of each household every month. (..) The legacy of the Phoenix program is a legacy of terror, torture, and death. With all the carnage of the Vietnam War it was little noticed although there was a brief scandal about it  (..) Perhaps the latest site for the rebirth of the Phoenix program is Ukraine where Fascist Death Squads have been unleashed to terrorize the populace although after a recent power struggle the government plans to bring them into the regular army." 'CIA’s “Phoenix Program” and the “War on Terror”, 2016, Turner, Reviews Doug Valentine
 
"Long hidden from public view, Operation Condor was a military network created in the 1970s to eliminate political opponents of Latin American regimes. Its key members were the anticommunist dictatorships of Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Brazil, later joined by Peru and Ecuador, with covert support from the U.S. government." Predatory States: Operation Condor and Covert War in Latin America, 2012 J. Patrice McSherry 
 
 
 
The Pinochet File: A Declassified Dossier on Atrocity and Accountability: "reveals a formerly secret record of complicity with atrocity on the part of US government", 2. ed, 2013 Kornbluh
 
 
"Michael Maclear’s 1975 doc., Spooks and Cowboys, Gooks and Grunts is more relevant now than ever. Forty-two years after its release, it exposes the suppressed, shameful truths that have corrupted America since the Vietnam War. The documentary makes it perfectly clear that “we” have always known what was going on – and that “we” have perfected the means of denying and obfuscating it.(...) Maclear’s documentary is straightforward in stating several shameful truths. Foremost, that the CIA has corrupted not only the military, but America’s political and judicial systems; and that, through its secret control of the media, the CIA’s power to create the official version of history has left veterans of the Vietnam War, as well as every subsequent generation of Americans as well, in a state of neurotic delusion." The Vietnam War and the Phoenix Program: “A Computerized Genocide”, Doug Valentine, Oct 2017 [see HS Vietnam]
  
Who are 'we': "Hundreds of thousands travel freely among us, some even live as our neighbors, teach in our schools, borrow from our banks. They are war criminals, they have murdered, raped, run narcotics, been involved in arms and sex trafficking and are, in some cases, honored as heroes."' Blacklist, Monsters Among US', Oct 2017, Gordon Duff
 
 
 
 
US want Chaos: "The US is not looking to reverse progressive governments (Libya and Syria), nor to steal the region’s oil and gas. Its intent is to decimate States, to send people of these countries back to a pre-historic time where “man did not love his neighbour as God loved him but would pounce like a wolf upon his neighbour. () Has toppling the Saddam Hussein regime and the regime of Gaddafi brought peace back to these states? No! () It is a basic observation that rocks our understanding of contemporary imperialism. This strategy, radically new, was taught by Thomas P. M. Barnett following 11-Sept. 2001. It was publicly revealed and exposed in March 2003 – that is, just before the war against Iraq— in an article in Esquire, then in the eponym book, The Pentagon’s New Map. However, such a strategy appears so cruel in design, that no one imagined it could be implemented." 'The anti-imperialist camp: splintered in thought', Aug 2017, Thierry Meyssan / Part 2 The US military project for the world
 
"An avalanche of spies, lies, covert actions and overt aggression; Davidson shows how many of the West's troubles in the Middle East have emerged from its relentless search for resources." ―Leif Wenar, Professor and Chair in Philosophy and Law, King's College London. "This is an outstanding book, bracing in its understanding of the rapacious forces that set upon the Middle East and meticulous in weaving the historical threads that explain why." -- John Pilger
 
UK want Chaos: "What we want is not a united Arabia: but a weak and disunited Arabia split up into little principalities so far as possible under our suzerainty, but incapable of coordinated action against us” - so claimed a memorandum written by the Foreign Department of the British Government of India in 1915. - A more succinct summary of British policy towards the Arab world – both then and now - would be hard to find." 'British collusion with sectarian violence: Part two', 2016, Dan Glazebrook
 
 

Some US history of creating, funding, training, leading and arming jihadist mercenaries. Mujahideen, Al Qaeda to ISIS

"The CIA recruited the Muslim Brotherhood to fight a proxy war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, which led to the withdrawal of the Soviets from the Hindu Kush. Since then, the CIA used the mercenaries to fight more proxy wars in the Balkans, Chechnya, and Azerbaijan. Due to the wars of aggression against Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen the US and its vassal states created sectarian violence that led to civil wars. Right now, the CIA and the Muslim Brotherhood are present in the form of ISIS in Syria and Iraq." 'US Empire, CIA, and the NGO's, Watzal & Engdahl, 2017
 
"We know that al-Qaeda emerged because Western powers--in particular the United States--funded and trained radical Islamic groups in order to use them for their own purposes. This book shows that this is not an isolated incident. Journalist Brendan O'Neill argues that it's part of a worldwide strategy, the results of which can now be seen from Afghanistan to Kosovo, Beslan and beyond. All over the world, so-called "humanitarian" interventions, while dressed up in terms of human rights, have weakened states, creating vacuums that encourage the movement of groups across borders--allowing terrorists like al-Qaeda to thrive. O'Neill makes links across all major conflicts of the late twentieth century, concentrating his analysis on the "humanitarian" interventions of the 1990s, in particular Bosnia and Kosovo. He shows how--the war having been won in Afghanistan--the United States and Britain helped arm and move thousands of Mujahideen fighters from Central Asia into the former Yugoslavia where they played a key role in the resistance of the Bosnian Muslims. Their continuing presence in the region now undermines efforts to stabilize Kosovo and turn Bosnia into a viable state. - O'Neill's distinctive analysis will be of interest to all students of international studies, and anyone who wants to know more about the destabilising effect of recent western interventions and the rise of global terrorism." Amazone Description of From Bosnia to Beslan: How the West Spread Al-Qaeda, by Brendan O'Neilll, 2010, Pluto Press This book is sold out. CIA probably bought all of them. 
 
"The Politburo discussions show that the Soviet leaders were very reluctant to send troops, and responded to the Afghan requests with shipments of military equipment, but not troops, throughout the spring and summer of 1979." THE SOVIET EXPERIENCE IN AFGHANISTAN: RUSSIAN DOCUMENTS AND MEMOIRS Edited by Svetlana Savranskaya, October 9, 2001
 
"The U.S. neoconservatives have long been talking about a policy of “creative chaos” in the Middle East. The “creativity” of this chaos consists of the consolidation of U.S. hegemony in the region by causing area-wide instability and generating more “failed states”. Indeed, ethnic, religious, civil and cross-national wars carry the Middle East in that direction." - "The Virtual Inventor of the “IS” is none other than Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice" 'The Fiction of “Fighting the Islamic State”, An Entity Created and Financed by the U.S. and Saudi Arabia', 2014, Dr. M Massarrat, prof emeritus Univ Osnabrück, Germany
 
"In Syria, as was the case in Afghanistan, the most bloodthirsty Islamists are deemed by the imperialist intelligence agencies as the most effective in terrorising their armed opponents and the general population. Therefore, groups like Jabhat al-Nusra, who daily engage in extortion, kidnapping, rape and bloody mass executions of their Shia and Alawite enemies and even one-time Sunni allies, are widely supported by the West. sec. services." Trial collapses after threatened exposure of UK backing of Syrian terror groups, 2015, WSW
 
"A dozen nations armed ISIS, protected them, some provided air support, others funneled jihadists from the far reaches of the Pacific to battle fields in Iraq and Syria. (...) Most involved aren’t Muslims. Many are Americans, the same corporations that profited from the War on Terror, backed ISIS as well. Every NATO nation was involved as was Israel, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States. This was a war of corporations and banks, a commercial venture building on the real lessons learned after 9/11." 'A Nuremberg Tribunal for ISIS and Friends', Sep 2017, NEO
 
 
“No one on the ground believes in this mission or this effort”, a former Green Beret writes of America’s covert and clandestine programs to train and arm Syrian insurgents, “they know we are just training the next generation of jihadis, so they are sabotaging it by saying, ‘Fuck it, who cares?’”. “I don’t want to be responsible for Nusra guys saying they were trained by Americans,” the Green Beret added." Disobeying Obama, 2016
 
 
"Furthermore, one day before Prime Minister Thani's interview, The Intercept released a new top-secret NSA document unearthed from leaked intelligence files provided by Edward Snowden which show in stunning clarity that the armed opposition in Syria was under the direct command of foreign governments from the early years of the war which has now claimed half a million lives." 'In Shocking, Viral Interview, Qatar Confesses Secrets Behind Syrian War', Oct 2017, Zero Hedge
 
"In other words, when the US and Britain offer "support" for Nigeria against Boko Haram, or for Iraq against ISIL, they are offering protection against a threat which they themselves are responsible for [in control of]. The flooding of North Africa and the Middle East with armed militias – the overt and predictable consequence of NATO’s actions in Libya and Syria - aims to make Africa and the Arab world dependent on the West for its security needs. - African and Arab governments should not fall into the trap. The West aims to destabilise countries like Nigeria and Iraq not stabilise them." Western foreign policy as a protection racket, 2014, By Dan Glazebrook 
 
"It is no coincidence that almost all of the recent terror attacks in North Africa - not to mention Manchester - have been either prepared in Libya or perpetrated by fighters trained in Libya. Boko Haram, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, ISIS, Mali’s Ansar Dine, and literally dozens of others, have all greatly benefited from the destruction of Libya. By ensuring the spread of terror groups across the region, the Western powers had magically created a demand for their military assistance which hitherto did not exist. They had literally created a protection racket for Africa." - 'West eyes recolonization of Africa by endless war; removing Gaddafi was just first step', Oct 2017, Dan Glazebrook / NB. NATO goes to Asia  
 
Flash-Back: Beginning 70'ties - 1979 & 1980'ties: President Carter funds Mujahideen in Afghanistan. Shortly after Reagan & Thatcher publicly support the Mujahideen. Later US re-brands and distances itself from link to (now) 'Al Qaeda'. Next is 9/11, Declaring War on Terror and Proclaiming al Qaeda "The World's Greatest Terror Organization". Latest rebrand al Qaeda to ISIS (in Iraq) and al Nusra, Free Syrian Army etc. in Syria. 
 
(1) more will come here... 
 
(2) "GOULD: Well, I think you really have to go back to the early 1970s, when Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, who we already mentioned, has been an active Afghan fighter, who really started, in the early '70s, separating from Afghanistan. (..) The United States, the Saudis, were already funding this kind of activity. Ahmad Shah Massoud was another one who was a part of the attempt to start the destabilization of Afghanistan from the Pakistani side." CIA and ISI Nurtured Mujahideen and Taliban, 2010, The Real News
 
 
[Our] "book’s purpose is — as stated by Afghan expert Selig Harrison — to correct five decades of biased journalistic and academic writing about Afghanistan. (...) Kenneth J. Cooper’s review is a perfect example of what American journalism has become and what it can no longer be in order to be called journalism." Invisible History, Afghanistan’s Untold Story Is no Conspiracy Theory!, 2009, Fitzgerald & Gould
 
Wikileaks: The Pakistan Connection: Gould, Fitzgerald, authors of "Afghanistan's Untold Story" discuss WikiLeaks Pakistan Taliban connection, 2010, The Real News 
  
"Afghanistan in the 1980s and 90s …, Bosnia and Kosovo in the 1990s … Libya 2011 … Syria 2012 …", 2012, The United States and its Comrade-in-arms, Al Qaeda. W. Blum
 
 
"In 1981 Margaret Thatcher travelled to the Pakistan/Afghanistan border and addressed the Mujahideen. She told them “the hearts of the free world are with you and that “we in Britain will continue to help you in every way we can”. (..) Abdul Haq was welcomed to Britain by Thatcher in 1986. Haq had ordered a bombing in Kabul which killed 28 people, most of them students. Thatcher also invited Gulbuddin Hekmatyar to London the same year and hailed him a “freedom fighter”. Hekmatyar gained status after throwing acid in a woman’s face. - Thatcher’s collusion with the Mujahideen was extensive. It highlights the hypocrisy of the British regime." Brief overview of Thatcher’s collusion with Mujahideen, CRIMES OF BRITAIN
 
"Q: When the Soviets justified their intervention by asserting that they intended to fight against a secret involvement of the United States in Afghanistan, people didn’t believe them. However, there was a basis of truth. You don’t regret anything today? - Brzezinski: Regret what? That secret operation was an excellent idea. It had the effect of drawing the Russians into the Afghan trap and you want me to regret it? The day that the Soviets officially crossed the border, I wrote to President Carter: We now have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam war. Indeed, for almost 10 years, Moscow had to carry on a war unsupportable by the government, a conflict that brought about the demoralization and finally the breakup of the Soviet empire." How Jimmy Carter and I Started the Mujahideen, 1998, St. Clair and Cockburn
 
"CIA’s Chechen Wars: Not long after the CIA and Saudi Intelligence-financed Mujahideen had devastated Afghanistan at the end of the 1980’s, forcing the exit of the Soviet Army in 1989, and the dissolution of the Soviet Union itself some months later, the CIA began to look at possible places in the collapsing Soviet Union where their trained “Afghan Arabs” could be redeployed to further destabilize Russian influence over the post-Soviet Eurasian space." What if Putin is Telling the Truth?, 2015 Engdahl 
 
 
Wikispooks: "In an article in The Guardian the day after the 7 July 2005 London bombings, and four weeks before his untimely death, Robin Cook caused a stir by describing Al-Qaida as a product of Western intelligence and insisting that 'The Struggle on terror" could not be won by military means', 2005, The Guardian" 
 
 
NB. The more blunt quote above is disputed (of course). But it may very well be accurate - as it states the truth. And as Cook was a man of integrity. Brzezinski corrobates this bragging that he and US President Carter created the Mujahideen to lure Soviet Union into war in Afghanistan. Robin Cook resigned from Blair's government over the decision to go to war in Iraq. "Robin Cook [also] once observed that he never knew Downing Street make any decision that displeased BAE Systems"
 
Bunel, who is the source of the blunt Coook quote is a former French NATO officer and whistleblower, actually a hero against NATO's lies and illegal bombing of Serbia. Bunel was imprisoned for 'state treason' for sharing NATO info with the Serbs and later wrote books on his Memoirs as a French agentNATO's War Crimes etc. To corroborate Bunel's NATO critique see also HS page on Yugoslavia   

'Islamic Terrorism: Our Ally For 38 Years', June 2017, Kanthan, ICH:

"Islamic terrorists are wonderful instruments for proxy wars – they cost very little but fight fearlessly. They are a global resource that can be brought into any local conflict. They are also expendable – we use them when convenient and kill them when inconvenient. If this shocks the conscience of people, it just means they haven’t been paying keen attention. Consider the following examples: (...) Ever wonder why we never go to war against or impose sanctions on these sponsors of terrorism? Heck we don’t even condemn them!" Read the full article here

A few more links on US/NATO, Saudi Arabia etc. create & work with ISIS, Al Nusra etc. - Many, many more links could be added.

 
US and Saudi Arabia arms significantly enhanced Isis’ military capabilities, report reveals. The Number of US and Saudi supplied weapons in Isis’ hands goes 'far beyond those that would have been available through battle capture alone', Dec. 2017, The Independent
 
"The BBC has uncovered details of a secret deal that let hundreds of IS fighters and their families escape from Raqqa, under the gaze of the US and British-led coalition and Kurdish-led forces who control the city." Raqqa’sdirty secret, Nov. 2017, BBC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"The idea is simple: Deploy US-backed “jihadi” proxies to capture-and-hold vast sections of the country thereby making it impossible for the central government to control the state. This is how the Obama administration plans to deal with Assad, by making him irrelevant. The strategy is explained in great detail in a piece by Michael E. O’Hanlon at the Brookings Institute titled “Deconstructing Syria: A new strategy for America’s most hopeless war”. Here’s an excerpt:.." The Brookings Institute Plan to Liquidate Syria, 2015, Mike Whitney
 
 
 
"Currently there are three main jihadist coalitions in Syria:
- the pro-Turks (Free Syrian Army);
- the pro-Qatari (Hayat Tahrir al-Cham / Al-Qaeda); and
- the pro-Deep State (Daesh)."
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
An Overview Of The Overwhelming Evidence, 2015, Glen Swart

Much, much more can be added to back the claims on this page. Perhaps later... Enough for now - (October, 2017, LJ) - See also HS (on nations involved in) Syria

Israel - al Qaeda, al Nusra & ISIS Cooperation

"New York, SANA – A report by the United Nations Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in the occupied Syrian Golan confirmed Israel’s support for armed terrorist organizations in Syria, including Jabhat al-Nusra terror organization. The report was published on 6 December and it covers the period from September 10th to November 24th 2017." Dec. 20, 2017, UN report uncovers Israel’s support for terrorist organizations in Syria, SANA
 
"The fact that the Israeli attacks coincided with those that their terrorist allies carried out is incontrovertible proof of the coordination, partnership and alliance that exists between Israel, which practices terrorism, and Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the Nusrah Front and other terrorist groups. Moreover, the Israeli occupying authorities’ continued aggressions against the Syrian Arab Republic are a blatant violation of Security Council resolution 350 (1974)..." Dec. 2017, Syria denounces Israeli-jihadist coordination, Voltaire
 
 
"The available information indicates that the United States of America launched the attack in a deliberate and premeditated manner, in an effort to pursue its strategy of perpetuating the terrorists’ war against the Syrian Arab Army, which has stood firm against the terrorist organizations and all their backers. That theory is borne out by the fact that ISIL attacked and gained control of that location immediately after the American aggression.", 2016, US bombing against the Syrian Arab Army, Voltaire
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saudi Arabia 

 
Read more on: HS Saudi Arabia 
 
Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.
Sun Tzu

Info & Intel outside Law

 
 
"Simply stated, black propaganda is one of many criminal but legally deniable things the CIA does. It often involves committing a heinous crime and blaming it on an enemy by planting false evidence, and then getting a foreign newspaper to print the CIA’s scripted version of events, which sympathetic journalists in America broadcast to the gullible public. - In the case of Syria, the CIA is using cooked Israeli “intelligence” as a catalyst – which is why, as Johnstone and Bricmont explain, the “intelligence” is so “dubious.” The CIA, the Press and Black Propaganda, 2013, by Douglas Valentine 

NATO Creation & Use Terror, Incl. Operation Gladio A, B, C

 
'Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq' "The war on terror, that campaign without end launched 14 years ago by George Bush, is tying itself up in ever more grotesque contortions. On Monday the trial in London of a Swedish man, Bherlin Gildo, accused of terrorism in Syria, collapsed after it became clear British intelligence had been arming the same rebel groups the defendant was charged with supporting." The Guardian, by editor Seumas Milne (2015)
 
 
Visas for Al Qaeda: CIA Handouts That Rocked the World: An Insider's View (a former US diplomat), 2015, J. Michael Springmann
 
 
"I inspired and recruited, I raised funds and bought weapons, not just a one-off but for 15 to 20 years. Why I have never been arrested I don’t know." 'British collusion with sectarian violence: Part 1', 2016, D Glazebrook / P 2 / P 3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The War on Terror, Really?

 
 
 
 
 
 

Analysts Covering-Up? 

 
One Critical Q: Why do Bacevich list reports of US attacking ISIS, when he should instead say that the so-called targeting of ISIS is a cover up for US supporting and fighting with ISIS?

ISIS PR & Info in West Media

 
 
 
 
"Pro-Israel neocon hawk Michael Weiss brags, in a new piece in Foreign Affairs Magazine, that he has drafted a blueprint adopted by the Syrian opposition, which includes a call for foreign military intervention", 2012 Tikun Olam
 
"Bashar al-Asad is right. There are international conspiracies to take him down. - This is for example obvious when the expatriate Syrian National Council uses a policy papers arguing for military intervention in Syria that was written by a neocon and Israel supporter and paid for by the U.S. State Department. To further the military intervention the paper is defended by doing away with the local protesters in Syria who oppose any intervention." Neocon Israel Mouthpiece  [Michael Weiss] Writes Syrian Opposition Intervention Paper, 2012, MoA
 
 
 
 
Leaked ISIS document showed more than 20.000 recruits, less than 2% from Syria. Link will come
 
ISIS PR (2016), The Guardian explains that ISIS recruits from all nations in the world. ISIS is big incl Westerners. Isis leak reportedly reveals 22,000 recruits
 
ISIS PR (2016), The Daily Beast explains it is true that US pays volunteers. Leaked ISIS Documents Show Internal Chaos
 
ISIS PR (2016), Independent explains that you don't have to know anything about the Koran or Islam to join. Leaked Isis documents reveal recruits have poor grasp of Islamic faith  'Leak' in all media

Links below from Syria Page: US/Israel Plot Syria

The links function on HS Syria page

HS US is ISIS

HS Israel/Palestine

High-Profile Qatari Official Reveal a Wider anti-Syria Conspiracy, Nov 2017, NEO

Before Assad was demonized: Is Syria Next?, 2003, The Nation

Prof. F. Boyle: 'A Baseless Justification for War in Syria', June 2017

'The Revolutionary Distemper in Syria That Wasn’t'. Oct 2016, S Gowans

Must_Gowans' lecture book: Washington's Long War on Syria. April, 2017

New: 'The anti-imperialist camp: splintered in thought'. Aug. 2017, T. Meyssan

Important: 'Syrian Nightmare: No End in Sight', June 2017, Whitney

US covert war on Syria. Links. 2017

Russia Issues Third Warning Against US Cooperation With Terrorists in Syria, Oct. 2017

How America Armed Terrorists in Syria. June 2017, Gareth Porter

How al-Qaeda Became An American Ally In ‘The War On Terror’. July 2017

Declass. CIA: 25 Years U.S. Plans Destabilize Syria. March 2017

Syria is the dam against more bloody chaos. May 2017, Jonathan Cook

Israel and the Clash of Civilisations: Iraq, Iran and the Plan to Remake the Middle East. 2008, Jonathan Cook

Secret Pentagon Report Reveals US "Created" ISIS As A "Tool" To Overthrow Syria's President Assad, 2015, Zero Hedge

When the Lying Starts. Dec. 2016, Gordon Duff

Salafism Vs. Wahhabism: Qatar and Saudi Arabia’s Proxy War Rages In Syria. June 2017, Sahiounie

'Does Syria Have the Right to Defend Itself?'. Oct 2016, R. Sterling

US Senator: 'We Never Done Anyth More Loathsome or Despicable Than We do Syria'. Jul 2016

'Assad’s Death Warrant'. Sep 2016, by Mike Whitney

WikiLeaks: US Aggr. Pursued Reg. Change Syria. 2015

Wikileaks: 'Depopulation of Syria part of US Strategy'. Nov 2015

'The day before Deraa: How the war broke out in Syria'. Aug 2016, S Sahioune, AHT

'Syria’s Uprising in Context'. 2012, S Gowans, ICH

'How the US Armed-up Syrian Jihadists'. Sep 2016, A Crooke

Saudis Arabia, US behind Syrian conflict, 2015

'Turkish Whistleblower: NATO’s leading ally arming & funding ISIS'. Sep 2016 Insurge

'... former Green Beret Am’s covert () programs to train and arm Syrian insurgents'. Oct 2016 DDP

'US has always been main sponsor of Islamic State' - former CIA contractor to RT'. Sep 2016

'ISIS Overruns Syrian Army Base After US Bombings'. Sep 2016 AntiWar

'State Dep. Official Admits Ties to Terrorist Groups'. Oct 2016, Whitney

'U.S. “Military Aid” to Al Qaeda, ISIS-Daesh'. Oct 2016

"The Bloody Road to Damascus." J Petras, 2012

'Defiant Syria: On A Journey Through Syria, A Canadian Anti-War...'. July 2016, S Gowans

Plenty sources on US Support jihadists - one: 'US to Train Thousands of Syrian Rebels per Year.' Jan. 2015, Telesur

Gareth Porter: 'The War Against the Assad Regime Is Not a "Pipeline War".' [Control Region] 21 Sep. 2016

The Plan to balkanize Syra_2006_Syrian Girl YouTube, 2016

'The pretence of peace'. September 20, 2016, by Thierry Meyssan, Voltaire Net

R. F. Kennedy Jr.:_"Why Arabs don't want us in Syria/Region". Feb. 2016

Prof. Daniele Ganser erklärt den Syrienkrieg, Juni 2016
'Russia, Syria, Clinton - Empire: The Lies...'. Oct 2016 W. Blum

'U.S. Rebooting Cold War With Russia'. Oct 2016 M. Berger NEO

'The Anglo-American War Machine'' 27.09.2016 Steven MacMillan, NEO

America’s Deceptive Model for Aggression. September 26, 2016. Nicolas J S Davies

Killing Russians - Ex-CIA Chief Clarifies US Duplicity. Finian Cunningham, sep. 2016