by Tony Cartalucci
However, in light of recent events in Libya,
Syria, Iran, and Algeria, there is exposed a truth, many have known for over
10 years, and many more are catching onto now - that the "War on Terror" is
an absolute fraud, started, fueled and simultaneously fought against by the
same handful of corporate-financier interests for the sole purpose of
spreading Wall Street and London's hegemony across the globe.
The funding of these militants did not begin after the Soviet invasion, but actually several years before the invasion.
US intervention in Afghanistan by
training and arming Afghanistan's Mujaheddin, along with Osama Bin Laden's
Arab fighters, is one of the leading factors that led to the murderous and
protracted decade-long war, according to the Nation in an article titled,
"Blowback, the Prequel."
Former US National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski meeting with Osama Bin Laden,
then leading the CIA's Arab legionaries in Afghanistan.
Bin Laden's Al Qaeda would later spin off into regional terrorist organizations,
covertly armed, trained, and protected by the CIA to this day,
including LIFG in Libya, MEK in Iraq and Iran, and Baluchi terrorists in Pakistan.
Bin Laden's Al Qaeda would continue to fight after the Soviets were expelled from Afghanistan, this time in Kosovo's bid for independence from Serbia in the late 1990's.
Al Qaeda-trained Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) militants garnered a Serbian response which was then used by NATO as a pretext for intervention. NATO's entry into the war led to the eventual carving up of the nation.
Again, the CIA was found to be propping up Bin Laden's terrorist
legionaries. Serbia's president, Slobodan Milošević would later be removed
from power by yet another arm of American interventionism, the National
Endowment for Democracy
via Optor, now known as the
organization which, with US funding, trained activists ahead of the now
US-engineered "Arab Spring."
And despite accusations that it
was a terrorist organization, it continued receiving covert support from US
and British intelligence agencies, as did many other extremist groups which
eventually were integrated with Al Qaeda after September 11, 2001.
No better example can be cited of how this image was nurtured by the West's massive propaganda machine than Hollywood's Rambo III, an entire movie literally dedicated to the "gallant people of Afghanistan."
Many of those that fought in Afghanistan, particularly foreign
fighters armed, trained, and brought in by the CIA, would go on to become
some of the world's most notorious terrorist groups, many of which are
listed to this day on the US and UK foreign terrorist organization lists.
(Top) Rambo meets the Afghan Mujaheddin, who aid him in his heroic exploits.
These people would later fight US invaders after expelling the Soviets.
(Bottom) The credits for Rambo III begin with this dedication to the "gallant people of Afghanistan."
Throughout the film, the Mujaheddin are depicted as "freedom fighters"
much in the same light as the current Libyan rebels are.
In short time, these "gallant" "freedom fighters" would become America's arch enemies
and the subject of a 10 year occupation that is still ongoing.
More recently, Rambo IV featured Myanmar - still called "Burma" by neo-imperialists - and was used
in a similar manner to portray an entire nation as the US State Department saw fit.
The film is being used by US-backed youth group "Generation Wave" as propaganda,
just as the US State
These CIA-fostered terrorist groups include the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), which was created in Afghanistan with Libyan militants previously armed and trained by the CIA to overthrow Qaddafi in the early 1980's.
After Afghanistan, and several failed attempts to seize Libya by force, these fighters would filter back into Afghanistan to fight US troops who were now invading the "gallant people of Afghanistan."
This time, the Afghans were no longer "gallant," but rather medieval savages in need of Western democracy and UN sanctioned nation-building.
The Libyans for their
part would continue fighting the US in Afghanistan, and when the US invaded
Iraq in 2003, they would begin fighting US troops there as well. This is of
according to a report from the West Point Combating Terror
It must be noted that these Libyan rebels,
who like the Afghan Mujahedin were portrayed as "freedom fighters," are in
fact led and consist almost entirely of LIFG militants, many of whom have
spent time in Iraq and Afghanistan killing US troops. It should be noted
that LIFG is listed by the US Stated Department (#26) and the
UK Home Office
as a foreign terrorist organization.
For the thousands of US troops who
have died in Iraq and Afghanistan, the tens of thousands maimed, and the
hundreds of millions of Americans facing a bankrupted nation that has paid
trillions for this "War on Terror" to unproportionately wealthy
mega-corporations and banks, it is becoming clear that they were taken for a
ride by a shadowy elite with an obscure agenda masked in a now unraveling
veil of lies.
region is considered, according to West Point's CTC report, as one of the
highest concentrations of terrorists in the world. It is also a region the
CIA and MI6 have helped fund, arm, and train over the same 30 years.
The CIA and MI6 instead, rearmed, reorganized, and redirected these terrorist organizations back at the Qaddafi regime culminating in the February 17, 2011 "Day of Rage" and the subsequent NATO intervention.
Indeed, the US, UK, France, Qatar, and other NATO member states are overtly
deposing Qaddafi in favor for a regime made up of hardcore terrorists.
Algeria, like Libya, has fought a long
battle against terrorism at the cost of protracted unrest now known as the
"lost decade." After a failed attempt at stirring regime change in Algeria
through Egyptian-style street protests and internal defections, it appears
the US through NATO is attempting to revive AQIM and initiate a violent
In a report, aptly titled, "Algeria will be next to fall," Riedel
sets the rhetorical stage, just as he helped to do with Libya, for another
"spontaneous" "indigenous" uprising, with the prospect of NATO, and more
specifically, French intervention looming over them. In reality, as we can
clearly see, AQIM would not be in any position were it not for NATO arming
and handing a neighboring nation to their allies amongst Libya's LIFG.
Now, these militants are
arms, the full support of the Western media's selective journalism, and both
political and financial support by the US, UK, and EU. Should the West
succeed, yet another extremist organization will be reanimated and unleashed
on a population that has sacrificed much trying to burying it.
This is revealed in the Brookings Institution's "Which Path to
It turns out that MEK is already receiving US funding, weapons, and other assistance to conduct a militant campaign against the government of Iran.
This was revealed in Seymour Hersh's New Yorker article "Preparing the Battlefield," which stated:
Moves have also been made to get MEK de-listed as a terrorist organization by the US State Department so that even more aid can be rendered to this admitted terrorist organization.
Seymore Hersh in an NPR interview, also claims that select MEK members have received training in the US. Also implicated by Hersh in his article, were Kurdish militants straddling the Iranian, Syrian, and Iraqi borders and now wrecking havoc against Syria's Assad regime, and Baluchi militants based along the Iranian-Pakistani border.
The Baluchi militants are also being
directed toward the Pakistani
government with US assistance.
Careful observers who check the backgrounds of "experts" brought onto the duplicitous BBC, CNN, or Al Jazeera networks for interviews can see sometimes 2-3 of these exiled extremist leaders at a time being given airtime and dressed up as "freedom fighters."
The threat of militant
extremism is one the United States government and its allies have been
purposefully perpetuating as a pretext for expanding military and economic
power into sovereign nation-states disinterested in their Wall Street and
London centric "globalization."
current conflagration in the Middle East and North Africa was planned all
the way back in the early 90's with each president since then, rubber
stamping the steps necessary to push the plan for a "new Middle East"
He is also overseeing the
destruction of Libya, and the destabilization of Syria (for more
Globalists Coming Full Circle).
Rick Perry assures us that he will bring change, stating that America,
However, in reality, the same US policy makers that have engineered the last 10 years of the global "War on Terror" are already lined up behind Perry to ensure that indeed we do get,
Foreign Policy recently reported that warmongering Neo-Conservatives including Douglas Feith, William Luti, Andrew McCarthy, Charles Stimson, and Daniel Fata, with the help of certified warmonger and corporate fascist Donald Rumsfeld, had been introduced to Rick Perry to help him "brush up" on foreign policy.
Also meeting with Perry was,
By "hawk internationalist," Foreign Policy indicates that it means,
In actual terms it means embracing more wars, more meddling abroad, and more corporate driven agendas to expand Wall Street and London's financial, military, and economic hegemony worldwide.
Perry will simply take what both Bush and Obama have done, affix the appropriate spin, rhetoric, and propaganda, and continue spilling American blood and wasting American treasure.
Perry is merely a public
relations officer ready to take the heat for the next four years while the
real policy makers continue operating out of the sight and mind of the
More importantly, how can they have
spent the last 10 years sending American kids to fight Al Qaeda and now are
overtly handing them the nation of Libya?
It is decidedly "Neo-Conservative" and focuses almost
exclusively on starting and maintaining wars at America's expense.
Acting Senator Joseph Lieberman also can be found on FDD's "leadership council" and has been a chief proponent of war with Libya, as well as Syria and Iran, alongside John McCain.
FDD has a myriad of publications expressing the elation of the "Neo-Conservative" establishment over current operations against Libya and the possible springboard the Libyan war serves toward US intervention in Syria and Iran. FDD's only criticism of Obama is that more should be done, faster, and at a greater expense to America.
Michael Ledeen, a "freedom scholar," expresses
this well in his article titled, "Lessons of Libya (and Syria, and, Some
Day, Iran)," where he throws in his organization's collective desire to
intervene in both Syria and Iran, for good measure.
In this piece reflecting on the last 10 years of the "War on Terror," Gartenstein-Ross claims that Al Qaeda's ability to use cheap means to provoke the United States into a multi-billion dollar defense is rendering an Al Qaeda victory through a "strategy of a thousand cuts."
course, the x-ray machines and other security apparatuses being installed
across the United States and the tremendous amount of money being used to
sustain combat operations around the world "hunting terrorists," doesn't go
into a black hole. Instead, it goes into the pockets of the very people
funding the work of Mr. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and his peers throughout his
and other US and British think-tanks.
All three are predictably funded,
chaired, and directed by the largest banks, oil companies, and defense
contractors on earth, as well as their representatives in the
corporate-owned media, public relations and law firms, as well as acting
corporate board members themselves.
One would assume those at Brookings would carry forward with
shame and fear with such obvious conflicts of interest muddling their
"policy making," instead they are beyond arrogant, bolstered by the
ignorance and apathy of the masses. A full list of their corporate sponsors
can be found in their 2010 annual report, starting on page 19.
They too are representatives of some of the largest corporate-financier interests on earth, all of whom have enriched themselves with their self-promoted, unending war, with their board of trustees containing current and former representatives from,
We have seen how in nearly every case, national governments have attempted to crush Al Qaeda, and in every case the US and UK have propped them up again.
We see how each war is explicitly engineered and promoted by the same corporate-financier interests capitalizing on them at everyone else's expense.
In the 1930's United States Marine Corps General Smedley Butler stated, "war is a racket," and explained that a racket is best described,
Clearly today, this "racket" has become so advanced, so elaborate, so pervasive in politics and culture, that the label of "racket" doesn't quite suit it.
A better term could be a, "scientific dictatorship" where teams of highly trained propagandists, in tandem with the corporate-owned media, including Hollywood, the music industry, publishing houses, and PR firms, all work to manage the public's perception on a global scale. It is both terrifying as it is perhaps overreaching.
The "War on Terror" is a fraud, and one that is now unraveling. For every lie that is told, a vast amount of resources must be spent to sell it and continue propping it up. No matter how much is spent, if a mind wakes up to the fraud, it does so permanently. However vast the fraudulent "War on Terror" is, those speaking the truth face a downhill battle now reaching critical mass.
Libya is being handed
over to terrorists by the same exact people who told our sons and daughters
to lay down their lives to fight these very same people. No amount of
propaganda, however scientifically formulated, can obfuscate the treason
that has taken place.
The "War on Terror" is an absolute fraud, fabricated in whole, and it is only our apathy and inaction coupled with our unwitting patronization of these corporate-financier interests that allows this fraud to continue on.