A country that sponsors terrorist training inevitably becomes a victim of terrorists. The U.S. persistently continues running short-sighted policies, jeopardizing its own population. After Iraq, where Islamists threaten to remove U.S. puppet Maliki, it is now Right Sector militants in Ukraine, who will soon be fighting against puppet Poroshenko and their “parent number 2” – the Poles.
Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina warned on Sunday that the next large-scale terrorist attack, similar to 9/11 attacks in 2001, can be organized by the Jihadi group that terrorizes Baghdad today – the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL). The senator proposed to immediately conduct air strikes on militants’ positions to prevent such a development. “We need air power immediately to stop the advance toward Baghdad,” said Graham on “Face the Nation.” According to him, he proceeds from the information obtained from CIA sources. “I think it’s inevitable. The seeds of 9/11 are being planted all over Iraq and Syria. You don’t have to believe me, this is what they’re telling you they’re gonna do. They’re not hiding their agenda. They want an Islamic caliphate,” Graham said. “They plan to drive us out of the Mideast by attacking us here at home.”
The ISIL 8,000-strong army, which the Americans help to overthrow the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria, is sponsored by the money of their allies – the Gulf countries: Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. This is evidenced by the report made by the Brookings Institution. “Over the last two and a half years, Kuwait has emerged as a financing and organizational hub for charities and individuals supporting Syria’s myriad rebel groups. These donors have taken advantage of Kuwait’s unique freedom of association and its relatively weak financial rules to channel money to some of the estimated 1,000 rebel brigades now fighting against Syrian president Bashar al-Asad,” the report says.
According to the report, the money comes to Syria through Turkey or Jordan. The U.S. Treasury Department is aware of this activity (sponsoring the ISIL), the report says. However, Western diplomats and officials simply shrugged it all off.
On Monday, it became clear that ISIL militants already control not only eastern regions of Syria, a part of Lebanon and Jordan, but also a significant part of Iraq. They are some 80 kilometers far from Baghdad. The offensive began on June 11 with capturing the cities of Mosul and Tikrit and 31 Turkish citizen. At the same time, Kurdish militants took Kirkuk, the capital of the eponymous oil province of Iraq, and stated that they were controlling it. Thus, Iraq – the country that peacefully existed under Saddam Hussein – threatens to collapse into three states as Iran, of course, will not allow the transfer of the Shiite south under the authority of the Sunnis.
The struggle against the Soviet “occupation” of Afghanistan pushed the U.S. towards the creation of the infamous Al-Qaeda terrorist network, which then organized the biggest terrorist attack in U.S. history, questioning American invulnerability. History repeats itself, and now the United States is growing a new threat in Syria in the face of a far more dangerous enemy.
President Obama said Friday that he would not send troops to Iraq. Obama blamed the al-Maliki government, which, in his opinion, did not ensure conditions for equal coexistence of ethnic and religious minorities. National Security Advisor Tom Donilon warned that air strikes were “not a panacea.” The United States invested nearly $18 billion in the Iraqi armed forces and the army, but, as we see, the morale of the army is extremely low. Iraqi soldiers surrender and flee.
“If the U.S. had agreed to such help, it would have meant that the Americans are fighting against themselves, as supporting one group in Syria, it’s impossible to fight against it in Iraq, – Andrey Areshev, a political scientist, columnist for Noah’s Ark newspaper told Pravda.Ru. – But they will continue to use manipulated chaos as a method of maintaining their supremacy. The objective is to prevent the formation of a force in Eurasia that could challenge them. The costs of this policy of manipulated chaos, namely, victims on the part of American citizens, have long been understood and accepted. This is the price that one should pay to preserve American hegemony in the world.” However, contrary to this strategy, the US supremacy has been fading away.
Senator Graham said that the collapse of the Iraqi government would be the “worst case scenario.” To avoid this, the U.S. will have to rely on Iran, “likening the situation to the American alliance with Joseph Stalin during the Second World War to ensure victory over Adolf Hitler.” The senator was right. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday that the Islamic Republic reached an agreement with the United States and other participants in the negotiations to lift sanctions. He also noted that the country would be allowed to enrich uranium.
Thus, the U.S. policy to sponsor terrorists and provide political support to them in the fight against legitimate governments, is flawed. In addition to threats of terrorist attacks in the United States or in third countries against American citizens, it still implies the strengthening of strategic rivals.
Let’s go back to Ukraine. We may expect the growth of terrorist activities conducted by trained fighters, renamed as the National Guard of Ukraine. One shall expect the strengthening of Russia’s strategic position as well. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the militants were trained in Poland. This was stated by Polish politician Janusz Korwin-Mikke as well. Although Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk denied the data, the Polish press had described those camps in detail long before Maidan. Prior to that, Poland was violating domestic law by participating in operations to support the organization of secret CIA prisons. Poland does have some experience of conducting illegal activities.
Sunday’s attack of Right Sector fighters on the Russian Embassy in Kiev shows that they feel complete impunity. What will happen when they get out of control, topple Poroshenko and turn their bayonets against their sworn enemy – the Poles? History knows such examples, for example, the Volyn (Volhynia) massacre, in which thousands of innocent Poles were killed. “Such an option can not be excluded, because such structures are deliberately cultivated. It is quite possible that they can be used against Poland or another European country, but, in my opinion, they are grown to be used against Russia,” Andrei Areshev told Pravda.Ru.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recalled that eleven years ago, the U.S. announced victory of democracy in Iraq. However, the situation in the country has been worsening steadily. According to Lavrov, the unity of Iraq was called into question: “The development of terrorism takes place because occupying forces were not contributing to the national dialogue. They were engaged exclusively in their own interests.” Just replace “Iraq” with “Ukraine.” The time, when Western peacemakers are deployed in Ukraine is drawing near, and there you have the description of the situation in five years.
Lyuba Lulko – Pravda.Ru