MUST READ — America’s Covert Re-Invasion of Iraq

Land Destroyer

Image: ISIS clearly did not materialize spontaneously within Iraq, it has clearly redeployed from its NATO-sponsored destruction of Syria to northern Iraq, perhaps in an attempt to justify a NATO incursion and the creation of a buffer zone straddling Syrian, Iraqi, and even possibly Iranian territory with the goal of targeting Iran directly with ISIS.

June 13, 2014 (Tony Cartalucci – LD) – Heavily armed, well funded, and organized as a professional, standing army, the forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) swept southward into Iraq from Turkey and northeastern Syria, taking the cities of Mosul and Tikrit, and now threaten the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad itself. The United States was sure to prop up two unfounded narratives – the first being that US intelligence agencies, despite assets in Iraq and above it in the form of surveillance drones, failed to give warning of the invasion, and that ISIS is some sort of self-sustaining terror organization carving out a “state” by “robbing banks” and collecting “donations” on Twitter.

The Wall Street Journal in its report, “Iraqi Drama Catches U.S. Off Guard,” stated:

The quickly unfolding drama prompted a White House meeting Wednesday of top policy makers and military leaders who were caught off guard by the swift collapse of Iraqi security forces, officials acknowledged.

In another WSJ post, “U.S. Secretly Flying Drones Over Iraq,” it claimed:

A senior U.S. official said the intelligence collected under the small [secret US drone] program was shared with Iraqi forces, but added: “It’s not like it did any good.” The rapid territorial gains by the Islamist forces loyal to Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS, an al Qaeda offshoot, caught the U.S. by surprise, the officials said.

Image: ISIS has convoys of brand new matching Toyota’s the same
vehicles seen among admittedly NATO-armed terrorists operating
everywhere from Libya to Syria, and now Iraq. It is a synthetic, state-
sponsored regional mercenary expeditionary force.

Despite drone flights collecting intelligence, and a 3-year ongoing CIA program (here, here, and here) all along the Turkish-Syrian border to “monitor” and “arm” “moderate” militants fighting the Syrian government, the US claims it was caught “by surprise.” If drones and CIA operatives operating in ISIS territory weren’t enough to detect the impending invasion, perhaps the CIA should have just picked up a newspaper.

Indeed, the Lebanon Daily Start in March 2014 reported that ISIS openly withdrew its forces from Latakia and Idlib provinces in western Syria, and redeployed them in Syria’s east – along the Syrian-Iraqi border. The article titled, “Al-Qaeda splinter group in Syria leaves two provinces: activists,” stated explicitly that:

On Friday, ISIS – which alienated many rebels by seizing territory and killing rival commanders – finished withdrawing from the Idlib and Latakia provinces and moved its forces toward the eastern Raqqa province and the eastern outskirts of the northern city of Aleppo, activists said.

The question remains, if a Lebanese newspaper knew ISIS was on the move eastward, why didn’t the CIA? The obvious answer is the CIA did know, and is simply feigning ignorance at the expense of their reputation to bait its enemies into suspecting the agency of  incompetency rather than complicity in the horrific terroristic swath ISIS is now carving through northern Iraq.

Described extensively in the full New Eastern Outlook Journal (NEO) report, “NATO’s Terror Hordes in Iraq a Pretext for Syria Invasion,” the United States, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, have funded and armed terrorists operating in Syria for the past 3 years to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars – coincidentally the same amount that ISIS would require to gain primacy among militant groups fighting in Syria and to mobilize forces capable of crossing into Iraq and overwhelming Baghdad’s national defenses.

Image: The most prominent routes into Syria for foreign fighters is depicted, with the inset graph describing the most widely used routes by foreign fighters on their way to Iraq, as determined by West Point’s 2007 Combating Terrorism Center report Al-Qa’ida’s Foreign Fighters in Iraq” (page 20).  These same networks were then used to invade and attempt to overthrow the Syrian government itself in 2011, with the addition of a more prominent role for Turkey, and today in 2014, to re-invade Iraq once again. 

The NEO report includes links to the US Army’s West Point Countering Terrorism Center reports, “Bombers, Bank Accounts and Bleedout: al-Qa’ida’s Road In and Out of Iraq,” and “Al-Qa’ida’s Foreign Fighters in Iraq,” which detail extensively the terror network used to flood Iraq with foreign terrorists, weapons, and cash to fuel an artificial “sectarian war” during the US occupation, and then turned over to flood Syria with terrorists in the West’s bid to overthrow the government in Damascus.

What’s ISIS Doing in Iraq? 
The NEO report would also post Seymour Hersh’s 2007 article, “The Redirection,” documenting over the course of 9 pages US, Saudi, and Israeli intentions to create and deploy sectarian extremists region-wide to confront Iran, Syria, and Hezbollah in Lebanon. Hersh would note that these “sectarian extremists” were either tied to Al Qaeda, or Al Qaeda itself. The ISIS army moving toward Baghdad is the final manifestation of this conspiracy, a standing army operating with impunity, threatening to topple the Syrian government, purge pro-Iranian forces in Iraq, and even threatening Iran itself by building a bridge from Al Qaeda’s NATO safe havens in Turkey, across northern Iraq, and up to Iran’s borders directly. Labeled “terrorists” by the West, grants the West plausible deniability in its creation, deployment, and across the broad spectrum of atrocities it is now carrying out.

Image: ISIS’s alleged territory spans across both Iraqi and Syrian
territory. If it is able to establish a NATO-backed buffer zone, it will be
able to launch attacks with impunity into Syria, Iraq, and Iran – in a
region-wide sectarian war the West has been engineering for years. 

It is a defacto re-invasion of Iraq by Western interests – but this time without Western forces directly participating – rather a proxy force the West is desperately attempting to disavow any knowledge of or any connection to. However, no other explanation can account for the size and prowess of ISIS beyond state sponsorship. And since ISIS is the clear benefactor of state sponsorship, the question is, which states are sponsoring it? With Iraq, Syria, and Iran along with Lebanese-based Hezbollah locked in armed struggle with ISIS and other Al Qaeda franchises across the region, the only blocs left are NATO and the GCC (Saudi Arabia and Qatar in particular).

With the West declaring ISIS fully villainous in an attempt to intervene more directly in northern Iraq and eastern Syria, creating a long desired “buffer zone” within which to harbor, arm, and fund an even larger terrorist expeditionary force, Syria, Iraq, Iran, and others are offered an opportunity to preempt Western involvement and to crush the ISIS – cornering and eliminating NATO-GCC’s expeditionary force while scoring geopolitical points of vanquishing Washington’s latest “villain.” Joint Iraq-Iranian operations in the north and south of ISIS’s locations, and just along Turkey’s borders could envelop and trap ISIS to then be whittled down and destroyed – just as Syria has been doing to NATO’s proxy terrorist forces within its own borders.

Whatever the regional outcome may be, the fact is the West has re-invaded Iraq, with a force as brutal, if not worse than the “shock and awe” doctrine of 2003. Iraq faces another difficult occupation if it cannot summon a response from within, and among its allies abroad, to counter and crush this threat with utmost expediency.




VIDEO — Hearts & Minds? Al-Qaeda aims to win over Yemenis with…. light bulbs

Jan 3, 2014

Al-Qaeda-affiliated assassins have reportedly gunned down a senior Yemeni intelligence officer, in a broad daylight drive-by shooting. The terror network has been increasingly cornered in recent years by both government forces and US drone strikes. Lucy Kafanov reports on how it’s forced Al-Qaeda to adapt and evolve its strategy.

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VIDEO — Morsi Supporters take to streets in Yemen

July 8, 2013

The military coup against Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi has sparked a wave of anger in Yemen. Thousands of Morsi-supporters have rallied in the streets of the Yemeni capital Sana’a to show their support to the ousted president of Egypt. Protesters condemned Morsi’s ouster from power and called for his immediate reinstatement. Yemeni female protesters also joined the pro-Morsi demonstration. This protester believes that Saudi Arabia assisted the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi with hopes of securing its regime.

Yousef Mawry, Press TV, Sanaa

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Thousands of Yemenis protest killing of Houthis

June 20, 2013

Anti-government protesters shout slogans during a rally in Sana’a, Yemen. (File photo)

Thousands of Houthi demonstrators have once again taken to the streets in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a to condemn the killing of more than a dozen of Shia Muslims by government forces, Press TV reports.

The protesters chanted on Thursday slogans in condemnation of Yemen’s National Security Intelligence Agency, calling for the suspension of the activities of the agency.

“The nation wants the dismantling of the National Security Intelligence Agency!” they shouted.

The demonstrators also called on the country’s authorities to prosecute those responsible for the latest murders of Houthi protesters.

On Sunday, a large number of the protesters gathered outside Yemen’s National Security Intelligence Agency headquarters in Sana’a under a rally called “Loyalty to the Blood of Our Martyrs.”

On June 9, Yemeni forces killed 13 Shia Houthi protesters and wounded 100 others during a demonstration outside the agency’s headquarters.

Human Rights Watch has demanded an investigation into the killings.

Yemen’s Zaidi population, also known as Houthis, have long been protesting about oppression and discrimination by Yemen’s Saudi-backed government.

Yemen’s Shia Houthi movement draws its name from the tribe of its founding leader Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi.


Protests continue in Yemen in pursuit of revolution’s unfulfilled demands [video]

January 11, 2013

“The revolution will continue” was the chant which thundered the streets of the Yemeni capital on Thursday, as thousands of angry youth revolutionaries voiced their disapproval of allowing their revolution to fall short in meeting all their demands.

Although the revolution succeeded in ousting former long-time President Ali Abdullah Saleh, these protesters say they still got a long way to go before they can declare their revolution a success, as much of their demands remain unmet, two years after the uprising began.

Protesters also condemned the increasing presence of military checkpoints and armored vehicles in the capital Sana’a which they say has raised fear among residence.

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Yemenis hold sit-in in front of President’s House [video]

November 29, 2012

Yemen’s opposition held a a sit-in in-front of President Mansour Hadi’s compound in the sixty square of the Yemeni Capital, demanding the army reconstruction and the removal of all remaining remnants of the previous regime.

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Stop Imperialism – Episode 47 [audio]

by Eric Draitser
Stop Imperialism
Episode 47
November 13, 2012


In today’s episode:

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Drones Over Asia: 21st Century Warfare in the New Battlefront [video]

Boiling Frogs Video
September 5, 2012

Over the past decade, the peoples of Pakistan and Yemen have become all too familiar with the horrors of the Pentagon’s latest toy: the unmanned aerial vehicle. Capable of raining death from above while its operator sits in air-conditioned comfort in an air force base thousands of miles away, drones represent the next stage in the evolution of 21st century warfare. And now they’re coming to Asia.

Find out more in this week’s Eyeopener report from BoilingFrogsPost.com

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TRANSCRIPT AND SOURCES: http://www.corbettreport.com/?p=5568

Ryan Dawson on RT: U.S. Drone Strike Kills 14 Civilians In Yemen [video]

YouTube — Rys2sense
September 4, 2012

http://rt.com/news/yemen-us-drone-warfare-291/ a lot more was said go read the text.

Al-Hadi the president of Yemen was elected in Feb after being the only name on the ballot. This is a political struggle not just some strife between religious tribes as the West likes orientalize it. .
“I don’t really agree that this is a conflict between Islamic militants versus the government. Yemen was just unified in 1990; they had a civil war in 1994. South Yemen has had its accession movement since 2007, and it wasn’t about religion or ethnicities, it was about resources. The majority of the oil is on that side of the country, although the majority of the profits have been allocated to the north. These are monetary issues. It has become more of a religious issue because of the press and because the US policy of killing civilians drives people in that direction. They don’t even have to see eye to eye ideologically, they just have a common enemy. “

Turkish Jet the new Lusitania? [video]

June 26, 2012

All they ever do is lie lie and lie. How can ANYONE buy their propaganda any longer?
This plot was in Israeli policy papers for years with a map for attacking Iraq and the Syria and then Iran.

Yemenis flee to Aden from heavy fighting, US strikes [video included]

June 24, 2012

Heavy fighting and US assassination drone strikes have forced many Yemenis to move across the south from the Abyan province to the port city of Aden, Press TV reports.

“The US assassination drone strikes came and destroyed many homes, killing many people inside those homes throughout the province of Abyan. It is enough. We call on the US to stop interfering,” one refugee told Press TV.

Some of the refugees, who have been living in an abandoned old school for a year now, complained about tough living conditions.