By John M. Peters
Dating back to at least 2007, the Bush Administration and its Saudi and Israeli allies were hatching the plan
to overthrow the government of Syria. It was also well known that the
use of radical Islamic organizations or Jihadists was a sanctioned tool
in this plan. As reported by Seymour Hersch, Saudi Arabia left no doubt about its intentions in Iraq and Syria:
“The Times reported that the King warned Cheney that Saudi Arabia
would back its fellow-Sunnis in Iraq if the United States were to
withdraw…’The last time Iran was a threat, the Saudis were able to
mobilize the worst kinds of Islamic radicals. Once you get them out of
the box, you can’t put them back.’”
“Their message to us was ‘We’ve created this movement, and we can
control it.’ It’s not that we don’t want the Salafis to throw bombs;
it’s who they throw them at—Hezbollah, Moqtada al-Sadr, Iran, and at the Syrians, if they continue to work with Hezbollah and Iran.”
“Jumblatt then told me that he had met with Vice-President Cheney
in Washington last fall to discuss, among other issues, the possibility
of undermining Assad. He and his colleagues advised Cheney that, if the
United States does try to move against Syria, members of the Syrian
Muslim Brotherhood would be ‘the ones to talk to,’ Jumblatt said.”
Upon her appointment as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton willingly
picked up the torch on the policy to overthrow the government of Syria.
In this cause she enlisted underlings Robert Ford, and Susan Rice. Ford openly fomented opposition while serving as the U.S. Ambassador to Syria,
while Rice pounded the table as Ambassador to the U.N. relentlessly
demanding international military action to unseat Syria’s President a
demand she has continued to make in her position as National Security Advisor.
Throughout this period somebody else had Clinton’s ear on Syria –
someone with ties to Saudi Arabia and the Muslim Brotherhood. That
person was Huma Abedin,
Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff. Adebin was also the wife of disgraced
former New York Congressman, Anthony Weiner, and a Clinton aide since
1996. Abedin was considered Clinton’s closest policy advisor on the
Middle East. Is it any wonder that Clinton has been the talon-baring hawk for military intervention in Syria? In taking this line, Clinton insures both Saudi and Israeli support for her run at the Oval Office.
Which takes us full circle to America’s latest ‘existential threat’ –
ISIS or ISIL or IS, depending upon which moniker the West has decided
to use for the day. ISIS never existed until the conflict in Syria. Its
members have come from throughout the world, their common denominator
being their fervor for Jihad and cutting off peoples’ heads. How were
all of these individuals able to travel freely from their native
countries, including the U.S. and Britain, to the Middle East? Who paid
their way? Who purchased and supplied the weapons they are unleashing
from Syria to Iraq? Who provided them with military training? Why are
western nations backing them in Syria, but attacking them in Iraq? If we
are now worried about the return of the American jihadists from their
butcher-fest in Syria, and we know who they are, why does the U.S.
government not simply revoke their passports and refuse them re-entry.
Why does Obama not simply order them assassinated as he did with U.S.
citizen Anwar al-Awlaki???
It is commonly known that ISIS gets its support from those nations
(including prominent individuals and organizations within those nations)
which are trying to assure the destruction of Shiite influence in the
Middle East. They plan to accomplish this through the advancement of a
Sunni extremist agenda. How ironic that those nations – Saudi Arabia,
Turkey and Qatar – also happen to be America’s closest allies in the
region! If ISIS is such an existential threat, why are we not
threatening or bombing Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar? As columnist
Patrick Buchanan recently wrote:
“If President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wanted to crush ISIS, he could
seal his border to foreign fighters entering Syria and send the Turkish
army to assist President Bashar Assad in annihilating ISIS in Syria.” Buchanan notes that instead of supporting them, U.S. politicians like John McCain, want to attack “Syria’s army, the most successful anti-ISIL force in the field.”
The Obama Administration’s see-no-evil, hear-no-evil, speak-no-evil
policy on the Benghazi fiasco is also rooted in the ISIS issue. It is
known that Benghazi was being used by the United States to procure weapons and Libyan jihadists to send to fight in Syria by way of Turkey.
recent execution of American journalist James Foley (if it occurred)
also has its roots in America’s Syrian policy. Foley was originally
kidnapped not by ISIS, but by Senator John McCain’s ‘moderate Syrian
rebel’ allies, the so-called Free Syrian Army. The same ‘moderate rebels’ who cannibalized dead Syrian soldiers on camera. They then transferred or traded Foley to ISIS.
In the classic television comedy The Three Stooges, the Stooges are
working as exterminators. Business is slow so they find a way to
increase their business by pretending to conduct home inspections for
pests while actually planting pests in the home. They then leave the
homeowner with their business card and wait for the call. Soon after,
the frantic homeowner urges them to return quickly and they have a
paying job of their own creation.
The trail of ISIS terror leads painfully, inexorably and unmistakably
back to the United States and its allies. ISIS was a creation of the
West and its failed policy decisions. Now ISIS is being used as the
excuse for further military adventurism in the Middle East. Stooges