In this column about how to deal with the challenge of the Islamic State, also known as ISIL, Iran's state-run media explores who might be behind the terrorist group. In the process, the newspaper makes a whopper of a claim: that the Islamic State 'Caliph', Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is in fact Simon Elliot, a Jewish agent of Israel's Mossad. His assignment, according to Tehran Times columnist Yuram Abdullah Weiler, is to invade countries that constitute a threat to the 'Zionist State' in order to establish the biblical 'Greater Israel.'
"If the United
States thinks it can fix things by bombing the area now, it is impossible."
-- Deputy Chairman Mehmet Ali Sahin
of Turkey's Justice and Development Party
The recent gain of territory in Iraq by ISIL,
the self-proclaimed Islamic State also known as ISIS or DAASH,
begs the question of who is behind this al-Qaeda alumnus. Pundits are quick to
accuse Saudi Arabia, but other informed sources point to Qatar and Turkey as
the central culprits behind the violent non-state Takfiri terrorist actor. Still
others claim that ISIL is a U.S.-U.K. trained, CIA- Mossad proxy force led by a Jewish operative.
ISIL has its origins in a Kurdish
insurgent group formed after the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and was headed by arch
terrorist Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi, who swore allegiance
to al-Qaeda in 2004 and formed al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI).
After al-Zarqawi's death in a U.S. air raid in 2006, the surge in 2007 and the
program of bribing Sunni tribesmen to renounce resistance to the American
occupation, AQI experienced a period of decline, before
rebounding after Western regime change operation began in Syria in 2011. That
was when leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was dispatching
fighters for the al-Nusra Front,
and renamed his Iraqi contingent the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
During his tenure as head of Saudi intelligence from July
20, 2012 until his departure on April 15, 2014, Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan
was heavily involved with arming Takfiri terrorists in Syria and Iraq. An
ambassador to the U.S. for 22 years, Bandar has freely employed terrorists in
pursuit of U.S. and Saudi policy objectives, even obliquely threatening Russian
President Putin that extremists under Saudi control might disrupt the Sochi
"I can guarantee protection for the Winter Olympics in Sochi
on the Black Sea next year," Bandar reportedly told Putin in a July 2013
Qatar has been the chief logistical supplier to Takfiri extremists
attempting to overthrow the government of President Bashar al-Assad. As of
2013, according to The New York Times,
Qatar had supplied insurgents with some 85 planeloads of weapons and material, compared
to 37 for Saudi Arabia and lesser amounts for other actors like Jordan.While not as big a financial supporter as
Qatar, Turkey nevertheless serves as the primary logistical base through which
most munitions, material and manpower are funneled to foreign-backed militants
At an August 2009 press conference with Turkish Prime
Minister RecepTayyipErdogan and President Abdullah Gul,
Qatar ruler Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa
al-Thani expressed his desire to build a pipeline through
Syria to Turkey for exporting his country's vast liquid natural gas reserves.
"We are eager to have a gas pipeline from Qatar to
Turkey," he exclaimed, and in pursuit of that goal, almost the moment Libya's
Muammar al-Qaddafi had been killed in October 2011, Qatar began aiding the
foreign insurgency in Syria. Qatar had just finished playing a key role in
toppling the Libyan regime by supplying rebels with weapons, supplies and
In January 2012 on the CBS news program 60 Minutes, Sheikh al-Thani publicly
announced his desire to topple the Syrian government, declaring, "For such
a situation to stop the killing ... some troops should go to stop the killing."
Then in February, Qatar Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani affirmed, "We
should do whatever is necessary to help [the Syrian opposition], including
giving them weapons to defend themselves." To that end and at the request
of Saudi Deputy Foreign Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin
Abdullah al-Saud, a military command and control center was established in the
Turkish city of Adana, which is home to the U.S. Incirlik
Air Base, a convenient location for forwarding "nonlethal" aid from Washington.
Naming three Kuwaitis prime fundraisers for ISIL, U.S. Treasury Undersecretary David Cohen said, "Through
fundraising appeals on social media and the use of financial networks, Shafi Al Ajmi, Hajaj Al Ajmi, and Al Anizi have been funding the terrorists fighting in Syria
and Iraq." In addition to funds funneled through Kuwait, ISIL appears to be developing its own financial sector. Paul
Sullivan, a Middle East specialist at Georgetown University in Washington,
said, "ISIL is developing in a vital oil, gas
and trade area of the world." Previously, ISIL
gained control of the former Conoco gas field at Deir
al-Zor in Syria, and, according reliable estimates, was
netting about $8 million a month even before its recent territorial gains in
The U.S. sees itself and its allies as locked in an epic
struggle against adversaries bent on forming a unified Islamic world to
supplant Western dominance. Of course, ISIL plays a
leading role as current villain in this continuing drama, which bears an
uncanny resemblance to a U.S. Army mission trajectory called "Expanding
Scope," which is discussed in a 2008 report entitled Unfolding the
Future of the Long War by the Rand Corporation."A powerful Sunni Islamic state may
prove even more troublesome than Iran," the authors of the report caution,
"especially in its support for SJ [Salafi-Jihadism]."
Yet despite the warning, the U.S. and its Western allies
have repeatedly armed and trained extremists to destabilize governments
targeted for regime change, among them Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan
and Iran. Concurrent with the irrational policies of his Western masters, the
former Emir of Qatar expressed his belief that extremists could be transformed
into political participants if promises of democracy and justice can be
fulfilled. "I believe you will see this extremism infuse into civilian life
and civil society," he insisted in an Al-Jazeera
interview on September 7, 2011.
But instead of transforming terrorists into political
participants, the U.S., along with its Saudi, Qatari, Turkish and Western
allies, has created a monster that is out of control and with upwards of 50,000
fighters controlling an area the size of Belgium.
"What began in Syria during the spring of 2011 as a
simple uprising by a few so-called rebels has blossomed into a brazen and
bloody movement led by the Salafi cabal and housed in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and
Turkey, to topple not just the Syrian regime, but also Iraq and Lebanon,"
lamented journalist AghaShaukatJafri.
Indeed, ISIL poses not only an
immediate threat to Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey, its rapid emergence as a
regional actor jeopardizes Saudi interests, which suggest that rapprochement
with Tehran would be wise. Yet Riyadh continues to
issue Iran-phobic rhetoric.
"There is no confidence that the Obama Administration
will do the right thing with Iran," Prince Alwaleed
bin Talal confided. "We're really concerned -
Israel, Saudi Arabia, the Middle East countries - about this," implying
the existence of a de-facto alliance among the Zionist regime, Saudi Arabia,
Qatar, Turkey and Kuwait, and possibly other regional actors.
ISIL may in fact be a CIA-Mossad proxy force. U.S. Senator John McCain has been
photographed with ISIL leader Abu Bakr
al-Baghdadi. According to sources traceable to Edward Snowden and as uncovered
by Iranian intelligence services, al-Baghdadi is really Simon Elliot, a Jewish
agent for Zionist intelligence agency the Mossad. The
plan was to invade countries which constitute a threat to the Israeli entity in
order to establish the biblical "Greater Israel."
A map of what some claim is a long-sought CIA-Mossad: goal: 'Greater Israel.'
In any event, AKP Deputy Chairman Mehmet Ali Sahin is correct when
he says bombing will not fix the mess the U.S. and its misguided allies have
created. To eradicate the malignancy of Takfiri terrorism in the Middle East,
the U.S. must first cut its support for the Zionist regime, renounce regime
change in Syria, and align itself with the only regional power that can help,