By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya
Ahead of a meeting scheduled between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama and their speeches to the United Nations General Assembly in late September, the Russian President branded Washington’s support for the insurgent forces in Syria as both illegal and ineffective in an interview with Charlie Rose for the U.S. CBS and PBS television networks. Aside from saying that U.S. support to the insurgents was a “provision of military support to illegal structures” that violates “the principles of modern international law and the United Nations Charter,” Putin pointed out that the militants being trained and armed by the U.S. were actually joining the so-called Islamic State.
Washington is fighting a multi-dimensional global war on several fronts using proxies. In Europe it is using the Ukrainian government and the European Union to confront the Russian Federation while in Arabia it is using Saudi Arabia and a group of Arab regimes to gain control over Yemen. In East Asia, the U.S. is using tensions between the People’s Republic of China and its neighbours to confront Beijing. In this context South Korea is being used to confront the North Koreans as a means of ultimately targeting the Chinese.
The so-called Islamic State or ISIL/ISIS is a creation of the U.S. It has been incubated by Washington as a proxy to wage the very same multi-dimensional war that has been described above. In fact, the U.S. military build-up in Iraq and Syria that the U.S. is leading is a smokescreen for regime change and war operations in Southwest Asia that target Syria, Iran, and their regional allies. The U.S. has been using parallel tracks of engaging these players while it continues to build-up the means for war and regime change. This is why mission creep is setting in and the U.S., along with Canada and France, has been bombing Syria and its infrastructure under the pretext of bombing ISIL/ISIS. The fact that the U.S. and its allies are engaging with Iran or Syria is only a repeat of the scenario of what happened to the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; while the U.S. engaged with Muammar Qaddafi, it built-up the means for regime change against him. Moreover, it is precisely due to these regime change plans that Russia, Iran, Iraq, and Syria have setup a coordinating cell in Baghdad to fight the ISIL/ISIS and that the Russians are reinvigorating their military presence inside Syria.
The name changes of the groups fighting in Syria and Iraq should not fool anyone. In essence they are the same forces; they are “agents of chaos” being using to create insecurity against U.S. rivals and any governments or entities that are resisting U.S. edicts. With the erosion of Al-Qaeda and the fading of Osama bin Laden from the limelight, Washington created new legends or myths to replace them in the eyes of the public and the world as a means to sustain its foreign policy. Soon Jubhat Al-Nusra, ISIL/ISIS, and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi were all conjured up and fostered as new bogeymen and monsters to sustain Washington’s “long war” and to justify the militarism of the United States. These bogymen also have been used to fan the flames of sedition, drive out Christians and other minorities, and fuel sectarianism among Muslims with the objective of dividing the region and pushing Sunni Muslims and Shiite Muslims to kill one another.
This is why the Canadian embassy in Jordan was caught recruiting for the ISIL/ISIS and Canadian diplomats had aided in the formation of the Syrian National Council (SNC) as a face for the death squads in Syria. While the Harperites demonize Arabs and Muslims, in one way or another, at home in Canada, they have been supporting the head chopping ISIS/ISIL in Iraq and Syria. Before this, they supported the same characters in Libya and even allowed Canadian security contractors and drones to assist them.
Charges and reports have been made that Prime Minister Harper’s government was recruiting for the same terrorist organization that it told Canadians it was fighting in Iraq and Syria. The Ottawa Citizen had this to say about it:
“Canada’s embassy in Jordan, which is run by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s handpicked ambassador and former top bodyguard, is being linked in news reports to an unfolding international terrorism and spy scandal.”
Reuters has also confirmed the Harper government’s role in recruiting for the same terrorists it claims to be fighting alongside the U.S., Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. “A European security source familiar with the case of the three girls said the person in question had a connection with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) spy agency,” Reuters reported on March 12, 2015.
Canadian Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney refused to comment on the reports that Canada is recruiting for ISIL/ISIS, saying it was an issue of operational security whereas Ray Boisvert, a former CSIS director, said that the story is plausible. This is while Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said that the situation is very complicated, but that the ISIL/ISIS recruiter is a Syrian national working for one of the countries inside Washington’s anti-ISIL coalition. Although the man — reported to be called Mohammed Al-Rashed — is not a Canadian citizen, he had Canadian government-issued equipment and was known to have visited the Canadian Embassy in Amman frequently.
Despite the fact that it was ravaging Iraq and Syria for years, it is no coincidence that the ISIL/ISIS gained major world attention only in 2014 when the U.S. executed a new strategy in its war on Syria and its partners and needed a pretext to concentrate its military assets into Southwest Asia again. Nor is it a coincidence that the U.S. failed to notify the federal government in Baghdad about the attack on Mosul or that Iraqi officials reported that Israeli forces were also involved in the operations or that the corrupt Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Northern Iraq appeared to move in coordination with the insurgents from Syria in partitioning Iraq.
While Mosul was being taken over by the insurgents from Syria, Peshmerga troops were mobilized by the KRG to quickly takeover the energy-rich city of Kirkuk on June 12, 2014. KRG President Massoud Barzani began talking about dividing Iraq, saying the time had come for Iraqi Kurdistan to break away as a separate country, not long after the KRG takeover of Kirkuk and other federally administered Iraqi territory. This push for dividing Iraq was also endorsed by Israel when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a speech that echoed Massoud Barazani’s calls. Canada and the anti-ISIL coalition have endorsed this too by sending arms to the KRG, circumventing the Iraqi federal government and military.
According to various high-level sources, the ISIL/ISIS has been nurtured by Washington as a smokescreen. The ISIL’s leadership is controlled by the U.S., according to Nikolai Pushkaryov, a retired Russian lieutenant-general that worked in the Central Intelligence Directorate of the Russian General Staff. Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier-General Massoud Jazayeri has corroborated this. Jazayeri has even testified that Iran knows that the U.S. and its allies have provided the ISIL with supplies to fight. This is why the U.S. and Turkey have been caught helping the ISIL/ISIS against the Kurds in Kobani and the rest of Syria. Moreover, Russia’s Ramzan Kadyrov has claimed that Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi was originally recruited inside Iraq to work for the U.S. by the disgraced General David Petraeus before he became the head of the ISIL. There are even photographs that appear to include Al-Baghdadi in meetings between Salim Idriss, the so-called Free Syrian Army’s commander, and the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee’s Senator John McCain in May 2013 when McCain illegally entered Syria from Turkey to discuss regime change in Damascus.
It says a lot when ISIL/ISIS forces have begun working privately for different Ukrainian oligarchs and actively fight in Ukraine through such formations as the Sheikh Mansour Battalion, alongside Ukrainian ultra-nationalist forces glorifying Nazism. This illustrates the fact that the ISIL/ISIS is a tool of Washington.