ISIS has been bankrolled by Saudi Arabia

There are a number of things in this article that I disagree with, but I do believe that Saudi Arabia is bankrolling them.

I got a call today from a Kurdish leader, who I have known and worked with for many years. He has been talking with Sunni leadership to amalgamate to drive out Iran and Hezbollah. They wanted to start a dialogue with Israel to get her backing. He informed me of considerable intrigue that is going on there. Strangely Iran may be helping the advance of ISIS in order to justify Iranian intervention. Also that ISIS is being presented as worse than al Qaeda in order to ensure that western backing does not go to them. He also said that there is a strong connection between Shia Iran and Sunni Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood. He noted that Obama is involved in supporting both.

The US has asked Iran to help. The telegraph UK advises ” Saudi Arabia today warned against “foreign interference” in the Iraq crisis, amid rumours of a deal for joint US-Iran measures.” Stay tuned. Ted Belman

Bush and Blair said Iraq was a war on Islamic fascism. They lost
Independant UK

Taliban and Osama bin Laden and 15 of the 19 suicide killers of 9/11, meet Saudi Arabia’s latest monstrous contribution to world history: the Islamist Sunni caliphate of Iraq and the Levant, conquerors of Mosul and Tikrit – and Raqqa in Syria – and possibly Baghdad, and the ultimate humiliators of Bush and Obama.

From Aleppo in northern Syria almost to the Iraqi-Iranian border, the jihadists of Isis and sundry other groupuscules paid by the Saudi Wahhabis – and by Kuwaiti oligarchs – now rule thousands of square miles.

Apart from Saudi Arabia’s role in this catastrophe, what other stories are to be hidden from us in the coming days and weeks?

n The story of Iraq and the story of Syria are the same – politically, militarily and journalistically: two leaders, one Shia, the other Alawite, fighting for the existence of their regimes against the power of a growing Sunni Muslim international army.

n While the Americans support the wretched Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and his elected Shia government in Iraq, the same Americans still demand the overthrow of Bashar al-Assad of Syria and his regime, even though both leaders are now brothers-in-arms against the victors of Mosul and Tikrit.

n The Croesus-like wealth of Qatar may soon be redirected away from the Muslim rebels of Syria and Iraq to the Assad regime, out of fear and deep hatred for its Sunni brothers in Saudi Arabia (which may invade Qatar if it becomes very angry).

n We all know of the “deep concern” of Washington and London at the territorial victories of the Islamists – and the utter destruction of all that America and Britain bled and died for in Iraq. No one, however, will feel as much of this “deep concern” as Shia Iran and Assad of Syria and Maliki of Iraq, who must regard the news from Mosul and Tikrit as a political and military disaster. Just when Syrian military forces were winning the war for Assad, tens of thousands of Iraqi-based militants may now turn on the Damascus government, before or after they choose to advance on Baghdad.

n No one will care now how many hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have been slaughtered since 2003 because of the fantasies of Bush and Blair. These two men destroyed Saddam’s regime to make the world safe and declared that Iraq was part of a titanic battle against “Islamofascism”. Well, they lost. Remember that the Americans captured and recaptured Mosul to crush the power of Islamist fighters. They fought for Fallujah twice. And both cities have now been lost again to the Islamists. The armies of Bush and Blair have long gone home, declaring victory.

n Under Obama, Saudi Arabia will continue to be treated as a friendly “moderate” in the Arab world, even though its royal family is founded upon the Wahhabist convictions of the Sunni Islamists in Syria and Iraq – and even though millions of its dollars are arming those same fighters. Thus does Saudi power both feed the monster in the deserts of Syria and Iraq and cosy up to the Western powers that protect it.

n We should also remember that Maliki’s military attempts to retake Mosul are likely to be ferocious and bloody, just as Assad’s battles to retake cities have proved to be. The refugees fleeing Mosul are more frightened of Shia government revenge than they are of the Sunni jihadists who have captured their city.

n We will all be told to regard the new armed “caliphate” as a “terror nation”. Abu Mohamed al-Adnani, the Isis spokesman, is intelligent, warning against arrogance, talking of an advance on Baghdad when he may be thinking of Damascus. Isis is largely leaving the civilians of Mosul unharmed.

n Finally, we will be invited to regard the future as a sectarian war when it will be a war between Muslim sectarians and Muslim non-sectarians. The “terror” bit will be provided by the arms we send to all sides.

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  1. Lining the chessboard against the Resistance Bloc: war with Syria, Iran, and Lebanon in the works?

    by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

    In their counter-revolutionary push to roll back any democratic changes arising from the Arab Spring, the US/Israeli/Saudi troika is out to destabilize the countries in the region that refuse to abandon their national sovereignty. In this game, Turkey is emerging as a key, albeit ominous, player. Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya deciphers the multiple facets of this explosive scenario.

    An Empire Without a Military Strategy for a Military Strategy Without an Empire
    by Thierry Meyssan

    President Obama has stated his strategic doctrine at West Point. In his speech, he reiterated the military omnipotence of the United States, while it is technically surpassed by both Russia and China. Unable to cope with Moscow, he glossed over the loss of the Crimea in silence and instead designated the only worthy enemy: the tactics of terrorism. While al-Qaeda camps are located in countries under occupation by NATO or NATO members, he announced a comprehensive program to combat them. Finally, he reiterated his support for the “Syrian opposition” and promised that he would not fail to bring them help… when he gets Congressional approval.

  2. The advance of the Islamic Emirate in Iraq and the Levant (IEIL) on Iraq has halted after a week of fighting.

    The IEIL (“Daesh” in Arabic) has executed at least 1,700 Iraqi Shiite soldiers in Tikrit. The private army relased footage of the massacre, which was promptly confirmed by the U.S. Department of State.

    The IEIL is headed by Prince Abdul Rahman and commanded by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. It is overseen by U.S., French and Saudi officers. Thanks to the delivery of new weapons and the corruption of Iraqi officers and parliamentarians, it was able to conquer in a week the predominantly Sunni part of Iraq.

    Did Turkish army change its strategy?
    The Syrian Arab army has taken back the town of Kassab, which was occupied by mercenaries attached to the Al-Nusra Front (Al-Qaeda) and the Army of Islam (pro-Saudi).

    The Jihadists, who had entered Syria escorted by the Turkish army [1] were prevented – for the first time in three years – from retreating back into Turkey by the same Turkish Army which has closed the border. They dispersed around the countryside neighboring Idleb.

    Everything seems to indicate that the Turkish army has changed its strategy and withdrew its support to the Contras following the foray of the Islamic Emirate of Iraq and the Levant (IEIL) into Iraq. A victory of the mercenaries in Iraq would lead to the partition of the country into three independent states, including a Kurdistan which will inevitable extend into the current Turkey.

    IEIL: Samantha Power in Ankara
    The CIA is involved in the supervision of mercenaries tied to the Islamic Emirate in Iraq and the Levant (IEIL), active in Syria and now again in Iraq. The MIT (Turkish secret services) in late May handled the transportation and delivery of the weapons purchased by Saudi Arabia in Ukraine for the IEIL.

    Mrs. Power – who displayed a very aggressive attitude against Syria in the Security Council – has been tasked with assessing the possibility of changing U.S. discourse vis-à-vis Damascus. However, her visit comes just as Washington’s relations with Turkey have become strained after the IEIL seized the Turkish consulate in Mosul, taking hostage 15 Turkish diplomats and their families as well as 20 members of the Turkish special forces. In addition, 42 Turkish truck drivers were seized by the jihadists.

    The case is reminiscent of the arrest on July 4, 2003, of 11 members of the Turkish special forces by the U.S. army in Sulaimaniyah (Iraq).

    IEIL: Iraq turns to U.S. for help

    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has called on the United States to bomb the jihadists of the Islamic Emirate in Iraq and the Levant following their spectacular gains in the north of the country.

    Saudi Prince Abdul Rahman – the real power behind the IEIL – decided to mobilize the jihadists against Baghdad to strengthen Saudi Arabia’s position vis-à-vis Iran during the forthcoming negotiations between the two countries. The operation, which began several months ago, has suddenly experienced a breakthrough thanks to the Ukrainian weapons delivered to the jihadists with the help of Turkey. However, the IEIL offensive was also sustained by the immediate desertion of at least 150,000 Iraqi soldiers, allowing the whole region of Nineveh to fall into IEIL hands.

    According to William Lacy Swing (former U.S. ambassador to South Africa, then to the United Nations, and current director of the International Organization for Migration), at least 500,000 Iraqis have fled before the advancing IEIL forces, including members of regional minorities as well as Sunnis opposed to the Takfirists.

    The Prime Minister also called on sectarian militias for help. Shiite leader Moqtada al-Sadr said he stood ready to fight against the jihadists in coordination with the Iraqi state.

    At this point, it is clear that the IEIL offensive was orchestrated by Washington against Iranian interests in Iraq.

    It seems however that the jihadists have exceeded their mission and are now out of control.

    Iraq under attack by US, France, Saudi Arabia

    The Islamic Emirate in Iraq and the Levant is led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on behalf of Prince Abdul Rahman al-Faisal, the brother of the current Saudi Foreign Minister and of the Saudi ambassador in Washington. He is funded and supervised jointly by U.S., French and Saudi officers. Over the past month, he has received new weapons from Ukraine, where Saudi Arabia has acquired a weapons factory, and via Turkey, which has created a special rail line alongside a military airport to supply the IEIL.

    Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is an Iraqi who joined Al-Qaeda to fight against President Saddam Hussein. During the U.S. invasion, he distinguished himself by engaging in several actions against Shiites and Christians (including the taking of the Baghdad Cathedral) and by ushering in an Islamist reign of terror (he presided over an Islamic court which sentenced many Iraqis to be slaughtered in public). After the departure of Paul Bremer III, al-Baghdadi was arrested and incarcerated at Camp Bucca from 2005 to 2009. This period saw the dissolution of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, whose fighters merged into a group of tribal resistance, the Islamic Emirate of Iraq.

    Following his meeting on 14 May 2014 with U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia proceeded to reshuffle his cabinet:
    – Prince Salman bin Sultan (half-brother of Prince Bandar) was relieved of his duties as Deputy Defense Minister. He supervised the formation of an army in Jordan to invade Syria.

    Saudi Arabia detains 62 Al-Qaeda members

    Opening of Saudi-Iranian dialogue

    On the occasion of Barack Obama’s recent visit to Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah agreed to begin a dialogue with Iran, Washington’s new ally.

  3. I do believe that Saudi Arabia is bankrolling them.

    I wonder if you noticed my various recent posts which stated the same. However, I disagree with various things here. My basic view is that we have been fed red herrings and distractions, and that All the major players implicated at benghazi, who were supplying, funding, aiding and training jihadis are in support of ISIS. I believe that all the recent distancing from terrorism and terrorists by all those players was fake and was a result of the Bengahzai exposure coupled with the fact that they had already knew that this attack was coming as they had planned it. Turkey has hostages taken in Mosul but is receiving ISIS oil. Abdullah of Jordan was recently threatened verbally, saudi has been pretending at ant terror for a while and we know that Obama backed of syrian and jihadis. However, this is very convenient as no one will accuse them of aiding ISIS now. ISIS is a sunni jihadi group that is achieving what ALL those players wanted.
    A couple of days ago I stated that the kurds taking of kirkuk may have been coordinated to follow ISIS taking of Mosul. ISIS was quickly moved out of Syria to attack in Iraq. these are all rational battle tactics and not crazy people. every one distances themselves from ISIS but ISIS benefits the sunni/GCC/western side. I do not for one minute beleive the narratives of Saudi qatar conflict nor US saudi conflict, nor US Egypt conflict. these are all very convenient scenarios that allowed them to be distanced from what they knew was going to take place.
    Note that months ago I said that if I was right about a plan the jihadis would attack assad instead of Israel and then move on to Hezbullah/lebanon and then Iraq before seeking to destabilize Iran internally with baluchis, kurds and azeris. weakening of Irans proxies on the way to a weakening of Iran itself. we must separate rhetoric from facts. It is a redrawing of interests in the ME away from sykes picot borders. did you see the map of oilfields and pipelines in Iraq that I posted today? It appears that ISIS controls the top of the 2 major lines.

    TED, please see if you can find a way where the poster can select and “blockquote” from the posted article just like we do from readers comments. It would make commenting on an article much more efficient.