Saudi Arabia’s open admission to creating Daesh (ISIS) has made headlines as ISIS vexes over its recent battlefield losses and fulfills its promise to make it a bloody Ramadan with deadly bombings across the world.
After the Iraqi city of Mosul fell to a lightning Isis offensive in 2014, even the late Prince Saud al-Faisal, the respected Saudi foreign minister, remonstrated with John Kerry, US secretary of state, that “Daesh [Isis] is our [Sunni] response to your support for the Da’wa” — the Tehran-aligned Shia Islamist ruling party of Iraq.
The above quote is from a 2016 article in a most authentic US journal, FT.com (Financial Times). It is a direct implication of the Saudi royals in the creation of ISIS, the world’s biggest headache today.
But that is just part of the story.
The Saudis could never reconcile themselves to the US-led invasion of Iraq, not because it toppled Saddam Hussein but because it led to Shia majority rule in an Arab country. When Hosni Mubarak was toppled by Egypt’s popular revolt in 2011, Riyadh accused Mr Obama of betraying a US ally. Saudi perceptions of US complacency in the face of Iran’s advances in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen are a grievance far outweighing western perceptions of Isis jihadism as the main threat in and from the Middle East.
Zero Hedge revealed last year courtesy of leaked CIA documents, according to investigative reporter Nafeez Ahmed the “leaked document reveals that in coordination with the Gulf states and Turkey, the West intentionally sponsored violent Islamist groups to destabilize Assad, despite anticipating that doing so could lead to the emergence of an ‘Islamic State’ in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
“According to the newly declassified US document, the Pentagon foresaw the likely rise of the ‘Islamic State’ as a direct consequence of the strategy, but described this outcome as a strategic opportunity to “isolate the Syrian regime.”
In other words, the Saudis may have created ISIS in response to US foreign policy, but this had been known all too well to the US from the beginning, who not only were “in on it”, but actively groomed the terrorist organization, ostensibly through a clandestine spy organization whose name is conveniently abbreviated to just three letters.
Which ultimately means that just like Al Qaeda was funded, i.e., created, by Saudi Arabia, so its replacement on the global bogeyman scale, the Islamic State terrorist are nothing more than conveniently puppets, played from day one by the interplay of Saudi and US national interests.
And since the US clearly knew about the formation of ISIS, it is also safe to assume that the US government may well have been aware of the tactics and strategy used by Al Qaeda, especially on that fateful day of September 11, 2001.
When will this be confirmed? Hopefully just as soon as those “28 pages” of high confidential documents are finally declassified. We are holding our breath…
Alex Jones’ Infowars adds:
The FT story, however, ignores the fact the Saudis collaborated with the CIA and Pakistani intelligence to create the progenitor of the Islamic State, the “Afghan Arabs” that would become al-Qaeda. Other factions of the CIA organized and Saudi funded Mujahideen coalesced into another fanatical Wahhabi group, the Taliban.
The Saudis may have funded and supported IS, but they are not responsible for its creation. The Pentagon created a group led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi that would become IS.
In January 2006, al-Qaeda in Iraq merged with several other Sunni Wahhabi groups to form ad-Dawlah al-ʻIraq al-Islāmiyah, which translates as the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI). In 2013, the group moved into Syria and became ad-Dawlah al-Islāmiyah fī ‘l-ʿIrāq wa-sh-Shām, or ISIS. Following the invasion, the Pentagon developed a multi-billion dollar campaign to combat indigenous Iraqi groups fighting against the occupation. Part of this effort was the deliberate magnification of al-Zarqawi, at the time a marginal figure in the resistance who formed an al-Qaeda breakaway group. An internal Pentagon document states ”the Zarqawi PSYOP program is the most successful information campaign to date.”
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A leaked Pentagon document states “there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist Principality in eastern Syria (Hasaka and Der Zor), and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime.” The document is proof the DIA was actively working with Salafist groups, including the Islamic State.
The so-called “missing 28-pages” allegedly prove Saudi complicity in the 9/11 attacks but, as we noted on April 11, will not show the role played by the CIA. The same can be said for the creation of the Afghan Mujahideen, al-Qaeda, ISIS and the Islamic State. The Saudis, while assuredly complicit, will be used as a scapegoat to cover up the role played by the CIA and Pentagon in the creation of the terrorist groups.