The frightened are more easily ruled, and it is possible to frighten most people with imaginary enemies, as children being told of the ‘bogey man’. The theme of the imaginery threat as a means of mass control was central to George Orwell’s novel, 1984, in which the populations of two opposing alliances, Eurasia and Oceania, were frightened into following their regimes’ dictates by being told they were about to be invaded by a ruthless enemy. Orwell was describing the classical strategy that dictatorships use as a means of opinion moulding, and of justifying repressive laws, that restrict individual freedom, on the lie of protecting the greater good – the strategy of tension.
Although this strategy is as old as language, its modern manifestation was shaped after World War II, when the intelligence arm of NATO, the CIA, recruited right-wing thugs, including ex Nazis, to ferment trouble in Western Europe, which could be blamed on “communist sympathisers” of Russia, the intended ‘bogeyman’. That acts of terror, such as the Bologna train station bombing of 1980, in which 85 people were killed, were not carried out by communists is suggested by the conviction of Licio Gelli, an Italian secret service agent, and head of the P2 Masonic Lodge, in connection with this attack.
Ganser Daniele wrote of the Piazza Fontana massacre that took place in Milan, in 1969. He reported the contention of General Giandelio Maletti, former head of Italian counter intelligence, that the massacre had been carried out by Italian rightwing terrorists, on the orders of the CIA, in order to discredit Italian Communists. (1)
The strategy of the CIA was summed up by Vincenzo Vinciguerra, an Italian neo-fascist, and former member of the Ordine Nuovo (New Order), who is serving a life-sentence for the murder of three policemen – “The reason was quite simple. They were supposed to force these people, the Italian public, to turn to the state to ask for greater security. This is the political logic that lies behind all the massacres and the bombings which remain unpunished, because the state cannot convict itself or declare itself responsible for what happened”. (2)
Gladio is the term usually given to the CIA unit that recruits, funds, and trains right-wing terrorists, who are instrumental in organising ‘colour’ Revolutions in countries such as Ukraine, and overthrowing democratically elected governments.
The destabilising efforts of Gladio were complimented by CIA funded organisations, such as the NATO-Ukraine Commission (NUC), established in 1997, which spawned the NATO-Ukraine Action Plan, which kept: ‘under review cooperative activities developed in the framework of Ukraine’s participation in the Partnership for Peace’.
The CIA strategy was failing, however, as a petition, in 2008, called for a referendum on the Ukraine’s CIA- sponsored government’s proposal to join Nato. When the more Russian-friendly government of President Yanukovych was elected in 2010, and rejected Ukraine’s integration into NATO, the way was open for the full involvment of Gladio in Ukrainian politics, and the consequent attack on East Ukrainian “insurgents” and “terrorist”, who, the Western media constantly implied, were tools of Russian
The CIA are charged with procuring Ukraine’s natural resources, and its network of oil and gas pipelines vital to Europe. They recruit, train, and fund Ukranian Nazis to realise this objective, and likewise dictate which of their political puppets control the Ukranian government.
The National Endowment for Democracy in Ukraine is typical of right-wing ‘think tanks’ which are embedded in most European countries. Their aim is to produce a constant flow of propaganda that can be uncritically repeated by State media agencies, such as the BBC.
There is a similar constant flow of misinformation about the so-called Free Syrian Army and ISIL. The latter was a splinter group of ‘Al-Qaeda in Iraq’, and was formed by the CIA to overthrow the Syrian government.
Thierry Meysan summarised how ISIL’s membership is being shaped by the CIA: ‘According to records seized in Sinjar, 41% of foreign terrorists members of the “Islamic Emirate of Iraq” were Saudi nationals, 18.8% were Libyans, and only 8.2% were Syrians … For the past two weeks, a purge is affecting Maghreb officers. Thus, Tunisians who took the Raqqa military airport on August 25 were arrested for disobedience, judged and executed by their superiors. The “Islamic Emirate” means to put its Arab fighters in their place and promote Chechen officers kindly provided by the Georgian secret services … Another category of jihadist has emerged: the Chinese. Since June, the United States and Turkey have transported hundreds of Chinese fighters and their families to northeastern Syria. Some of them immediately became officers. They are mostly Uighurs, Chinese from the Peoples Republic, but Sunni Muslims and speakers of Turk.
Abu al-Khazakhi Anisah, first Chinese jihadist of the “Islamic Emirate” killed in action (center of photo) was not Uighur, but Kazakh.
Therefore, it is clear that, ultimately, the “Islamic Emirate” will expand its operations to Russia and to China, both countries are its ultimate targets. We will definitely see a new NATO publicity campaign: its aviation will push the jihadists out of Iraq and leave them to settle in Deir ez-Zor. The CIA will provide money, weapons, ammunition and information to “revolutionary Syrian moderates” (sic) of the FSA, which will then change hats for use under the banner of the “Islamic Emirate”, as has been the case since May of 2013.
At the time, Senator John McCain came to Syria illegally to meet the chiefs of staff of the FSA. According to the photograph then distributed to attest to the meeting, the staff included a certain Abu Youssef, officially sought by the US State Department under the name Abu Du’a, in reality the current Caliph Ibrahim. Thus, the same man was – both and at the same time – a moderate leader in the FSA and an extremist leader in the “Islamic Emirate”. (3)
John McCain and the chiefs of the Free Syrian Army. In the left foreground, Ibrahim al-Badri, with which the Senator is talking. Next, Brigadier General Salim Idris (with glasses).
In 2000,the neocon ‘think tank’, Project for the New American Century, disclosed the aims of American imperialism, to ‘discourage advanced industrial nations from challenging our leadership or even aspiring to a larger regional or global role’. It proposed that Great Britain* was ‘the most effective and efficient means of exercising American global leadership’. (*Airstrip One, formerly known as Great Britain). It targeted China for regime change, declaring: ‘it is time to increase the presence of American forces in SE Asia’. It called for the total control of the internet. It suggested developing biological weapons ‘that can target specific genotypes [and] may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool.’ This is the blueprint which the Pax Anglo Saxona follow.
When Pax Anglo Saxona claim to be bombing ISIL, they are not telling the truth; they are bombing what is their own creation, designed to overthrow the Syrian government, and which allied itself to disaffected Sunnis in northern Iraq.
The Maliki government of Iraq was criticised for not being “inclusive”, of not allowing Sunnis, defeated in the American ‘oil war’, a share of power. Including disaffected Sunnis in a new government became the central strategy of the CIA. To this end, Ali Hatem Suleiman, an influential Sunni tribal leader, was courted by the new (American) Iraqi government. He is one of the leaders of the Sunni armed factions, an amalgam of Sunni tribesmen, nationalists, Baath regime loyalists, and military veterans, and their Sunni ISIL allies, which have captured most of northern Iraq’s largest Sunni cities. He is seen as an old solution to an old problem. It is hoped disaffected Sunnis can be persuaded to combat ISIL in tandem with the Shiite-led government, in the same manner as they assisted to end an al Qaeda insurgency in Iraq between 2006 and 2009.
Most disaffected Sunnis are not extremists. Ali Hatem Suleiman expressed his distaste of the ISIL ultimatum to Mosul Christians – that they should convert, leave, or be killed. The dilemma for the CIA is one of whether to include all of the Sunni armed factions in setting up a de facto Sunni State in northern Iraq (the price to be paid for Sunni assistance), or to resort to ‘divide and rule’, and allow autonomy for some Sunnis, and not to Baath regime loyalist, who would oppose American ownership of oil fields, the real reason for the overthrow of Iraq’s Baathist government. This would seem to be the most likely choice, as America will only make accomodations with those who do not threaten their economic hegomony, but it is a policy of unending conflict.
Nor is it clear that all Sunni factions would wish to accomodate the Shiite-led government of southern Iraq. Al Jazeera reported on the treatment of Sunni prisoners in Bagdhad prisons: “They made some other inmates stand barefoot during Iraq’s summer on burning concrete pavement to have sunburn, and without drinking water until they fainted. They took some of them, broke so many of their bones, mutilated their faces with a knife and threw them back in the cell to let the others know that this is what will happen to them”.
The Al Jazeera report includes an account given by Yousef Abdul Rahman, who was detained in 2011 and spent four months in: “the worst of prisons” … “I was kept in a Maliki prison, where they dumped cold water on me and used electricity on me … “Many of the prisoners with me were raped. They were raped with sticks and bottles. I saw the blood on their bodies, and I saw so many men this happened to”. (4)
Al Jazeera quoted Lisa Hajjar, a professor of sociology at University of California Santa Barbara, who said: “When people are tortured or there are extrajudicial executions, the purpose is to dissuade others. The goal is to create a visible spectacle, and the purpose is to terrorise communities into quiescence”.
The ‘dissuasion tactic’ also applies to women, of course. A report by Human Rights Watch gives many accounts of abuse, one being: “I heard three voices. At first they didn’t ask me anything. One of them immediately beat me on my face, breaking my tooth, and I fainted. They beat the hell out of me, and when I fainted again they took me to solitary confinement. I heard one of them say, “Take her away. We’ll enjoy ourselves with her tonight”. (5)
Why does the Western media report on the lack of inclusivity of Sunnis in the Iraqi government as the primary source of civil conflict in Iraq? This bullshit ignores the atrocities commited by the CIA-sponsored, Shiite-led government. Why is the British Parliament not discussing the terrorist abuses committed by a ‘government’ it seeks to uphold by bombing its enemies?
Another report by Human Rights Watch revealed: ‘security forces and militias affiliated with the government appear to have unlawfully executed at least 255 prisoners in six Iraqi cities and villages since June 9, 2014. In all but one case, the executions took place while the fighters were fleeing Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) and other armed groups. The vast majority of security forces and militias are Shia, while the murdered prisoners were Sunni. At least eight of those killed were boys under age 18′. This report quotes Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch: “Gunning down prisoners is an outrageous violation of international law. While the world rightly denounces the atrocious acts of ISIS, it should not turn a blind eye to sectarian killing sprees by government and pro-government forces”. (6)
The CIA’s military front, NATO, is a device to divide Europe into halves, with the American half being disguised as the European Union, which implements economic and political policies, dictated by the CIA, which favour American corporations – the privatisation of State assets, anti-labour laws, low wages; the stigmatisation of welfare claimants, so as to detract attention from their other policies. European weapons manufacturers rely on NATO (North American Totalitarian Operations), and their stooge governments in the Middle East, to keep them supplied with orders.
NATO forces are controlled by the commander of American forces in Europe. It is the CIA that recalled the British Parliament to pass a vote for British forces to join the “alliance against ISIL”, which was warmly appreciated by American spokesmen as a sign of the “special relationship” between the American master and its British slave. A transatlantic call of appreciation to the British leader might have been: “Well thank you Cambo for bringing your peashooter to the li’l ol’ game; the reply being: “Kay, massa, you just tell ol’ Cambo what to do, an’ ol’ Cambo, he do it massa”.
America condemns ISIL in public, whilst funding and shaping its membership in private. Stupid or evil politicians talk of supporting the Free Syrian Army, as if it is a seperate entity from ISIL. Western newspaper and tv hacks constantly pass on this ‘message’. The duped public believe this.
The end game has always to be to install a puppet regime in Syria, and to divide Iraq into three separate and compliant states. It is training ISIL to conduct terrorist activities in China and Russia – the counties that threaten its domination – which will emerge with different names, but will commit Gladio-style acts of terror, which will be blamed on the Chinese and Russian governments. CIA front organisations, such as The National Endowment for Democracy in Russia/China, Will be lavishly funded, and internal conflict will be encouraged. The Western public will be made to despise and fear the Russian and Chinese “communist” governments, though the term “communist” is not apt in either case. Yet, their ultimate survival will depend on it being more apt.
They will only survive by reaching into their past and invoking the spirit of their country’s revolutionary founders, with the Red Army of Russia and the Peoples’ Army of China uniting to confront American imperialism, about which Mao Tse-tung once said: “In appearance it is very powerful but in reality it is nothing to be afraid of; it is a paper tiger. Outwardly a tiger, it is made of paper, unable to withstand the wind and the rain. I believe that it is nothing but a paper tiger”. (7)
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(1) NATO’s Secret Armies: Operation GLADIO and Terrorism in Western Europe, Contemporary Security Studies, 2005.
(2) The Washington Post, 1990, ‘CIA Organized Secret Army in Western Europe’.
(3) Thierry Meyssan, Who Makes Up the “Islamic Emirate”?, Voltaire, 2014.
(4) Al Jazeera, ‘Maliki’s Iraq: Rape, executions and torture’, 2013.
(5) Human Rights Watch, ‘No One is Safe, Torture and Sexual Abuse in Interrogations’,2014.
(6) Human Rights Watch, ‘Iraq: Campaign of Mass Murders of Sunni Prisoners’, 2014.
(7) Mao Tse-tung (July 14, 1956).”U.S. IMPERIALISM IS A PAPER TIGER”.