Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Washington Post: Iraqis Believe US Is Behind ISIS

Alternative media has been telling the American people for the past year the great terror threat now facing the world is the creation of the United States. Yes, ISIS terrorists are trained, funded and armed by the U.S. government. The Washington Post has a front-page story revealing that Iraqis believe what they've seen with their own eyes and heard from their friends, even as their beliefs are dismissed as "absurd":
On the front lines of the battle against the Islamic State, suspicion of the United States runs deep. Iraqi fighters say they have all seen the videos purportedly showing U.S. helicopters airdropping weapons to the militants, and many claim they have friends and relatives who have witnessed similar instances of collusion.
Ordinary people also have seen the videos, heard the stories and reached the same conclusion — one that might seem absurd to Americans but is widely believed among Iraqis — that the United States is supporting the Islamic State for a variety of pernicious reasons that have to do with asserting U.S. control over Iraq, the wider Middle East and, perhaps, its oil.
“It is not in doubt,” said Mustafa Saadi, who says his friend saw U.S. helicopters delivering bottled water to Islamic State positions. He is a commander in one of the Shiite militias that last month helped push the militants out of the oil refinery near Baiji in northern Iraq alongside the Iraqi army.
The Islamic State is “almost finished,” he said. “They are weak. If only America would stop supporting them, we could defeat them in days.”
U.S. military officials say the charges are too far-fetched to merit a response. “It’s beyond ridiculous,” said Col. Steve Warren, the military’s Baghdad-based spokesman. “There’s clearly no one in the West who buys it, but unfortunately, this is something that a segment of the Iraqi population believes.”
The perception among Iraqis that the United States is somehow in cahoots with the militants it claims to be fighting appears, however, to be widespread across the country’s Sunni-Shiite sectarian divide, and it speaks to more than just the troubling legacy of mistrust that has clouded the United States’ relationship with Iraq since the 2003 invasion and the subsequent withdrawal eight years later . . . 
Rather than look for the overwhelming evidence of collusion between American intelligence and ISIS documented by the alternative media, Post reporter Liz Sly chooses to ignore evidence that validates the Iraqis belief. Instead, she pushes the American intelligence line that these are just conspiracy theories contrived by the allies of Iran within Iraq as propaganda to undermine confidence in the U.S., even as the country's prime minister pushed back against an announcement by the Obama administration that special forces would be sent into Iraq and Syria to conduct raids, free hostages and capture Islamic state leaders.


Anonymous said...

Wacko conspiracy theory. Insulting to thinking Americans. Insulting to our military.

Anonymous said...

Maybe you can get cheney and bush and rumsfeld back to fix it all, they did so well the first time around, now that was deception. How many americans got their legs blasted off because of dick cheney's lies?

Anonymous said...

Only the Iraqis believe this. Rumors run rampant. Interpretation of the big picture is complicated. One has to forgive the perception that if the CIA is arming and training insurgents that are fighting the Syrian army on many fronts, that is helping ISIS, which also wants Assad out. How do we turn a blind eye to allegations of ISIS trucks selling oil to Turkey? Is Turkey helping ISIS? When the Yazidis were running for their lives, trapped on a hilltop facing slaughter, and we dropped food and water to them so they wouldn’t starve until we could open safe passage for their escape, and then later the Isis troops swarmed in and stole the leftover supplies, were we really “helping Isis”? In the fog of war things get complicated. Iraqis don’t understand why the US doesn’t charge in and save them; why Mosul and Ramadi fall and no one comes to the rescue. They can only believe we don’t care, or we secretly help the other side. But that doesn’t make these perceptions true.

Anonymous said...

Of course, the US is behind ISIS.

The real story is that Israel is behind the US.

Flogger said...

From the Guardian >>> Then South African President Thabo Mbeki tried in vain to convince both Tony Blair and President George W Bush that toppling Saddam Hussein in 2003 would be a terrible mistake. He warned that the wholesale removal of Saddam’s Ba’ath party could lead to a national resistance to the occupying coalition forces. Ex-President Nelson Mandela called former President Bush Sr, and Bush Sr called his son the president to advise him to take Mandela’s call. Mandela had no impact. He was so incensed he gave an uncomfortable comment to the cameras: ‘President Bush doesn’t know how to think,’ he said with visible anger.”
Bush the Elder has tried to exonerate GWB by blaming Cheney and Rummy for GWB's intellectually poor decisions.

The facts are clear that the USA and their Puppets including Turkey have wanted to replace Assad. Supposedly, ISIS is making millions off of the oil fields they control. OK, so who are they selling the oil to??? This would not seem to be difficult to determine if the McMega-Media really wanted to find out.

The Corporate Pressitutes are trotting out one self styled "Expert" after another with the typical War Hawk mentality, more bombing, special forces and blah, blah, blah.
Remember when Iraq and Iran were at war in the 1980's. We were tilted to Iraq, but we also had the Iran-Contra deals going on at the same time with Israel in the mix. If that was not enough deception, the ties between the Contras and Drug Dealing was going on.

The Web of Lies just continues.

Anonymous said...

What do you think your precious Trump will do differently? Because so far he has only said that he would "encircle the enemy and bomb them" to death, which is, essentially, exactly what we do now, and which is also the stated favored strategy of Clinton. He also says he would bring back waterboarding, which will be difficult to do from the air. I'm not saying we haven't made mistakes in the middle east. God. Its all mistakes. From bush and cheney right thru the current administration. But what will change under Trump, or H. Clinton?

Anonymous said...

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said today the Iraqi government was briefed in advance of Defense Secretary Ash Carter's announcement that teams of U.S. special operators could be in Iraq in a matter of weeks.

The “specialized expeditionary targeting force" will consist of approximately 200 special forces personnel, according to officials familiar with the plans aimed at striking the brain trust and nervous system of the Islamic State terror group.

In response, "We do not need foreign ground combat forces on Iraqi land," Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi said.

So we’re damned if we do and we’re damned if we don’t. We send our military to fight Isis, but the push back comes from Isis and the government of Iraq.

And then these alternative press conspiracy theorists in the United States, repeating every dumb Iraqi rumor and spouting nonsense about Americans supporting Isis. Its a quagmire. An information nightmare.

But our motives remain honorable. Obama wants out. But he knows Isis will prevail in the aftermath. And so he commits more troops, even though he doesn’t want to, in order to prevent the blood bath.

Alex Jones and Infowars and their ilk are like the tabloids. They feed on rumors, and sound bites, and rely on kid journalists propounding every crazy argument, but they’re rarely worth a nod by the adults.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Two wrongs don't make a right, finger pointing isn't going to protect American interest.
yet that's the way we think nowdays.
I don't see things changing.