by Scott Creighton (part of another article found here)
In late 2011, in accordance with an agreement signed by President Bush, President Obama was forced to adhere to a deal with the Iraqi government and pull out the vast majority of our occupational forces, much to Obama’s dismay.
Back then, a lot of neocons and fake dems alike said we should stay in Iraq regardless of the agreement but our puppet regime was insistent that we pull out our troops and as expected, a popular revolt started taking shape in the country in 2012 and by 2013, it was a full on insurgency against our neoliberal puppet dictator.
Here is a picture of the real “ISIS™”. Notice they aren’t terrorists. They aren’t hiding their faces. They aren’t beheading anyone and as far as I can see, there are no white Toyota trucks anywhere to be seen.
After an illegal war of aggression and a decade of brutal occupation in service to neoliberal economic ideology, the people of Iraq wanted their country back. It had nothing to do with creating an Islamic State. In fact, the Baathists were adamantly secular.
At first it was peaceful demonstrations against the Nouri al-Maliki government but things turned particularly brutal and what started off as a political revolution became a full-scale military one.
In April and May of 2013, bodies of the victims of Nouri al-Maliki were piling up by the hundreds and yet nothing was said by our leaders here in this country about any of it. Not a word.
Ultimately, people like Izzat Ibrahim ad-Douri and other leaders of various factions came together and formed the General Military Council for Iraqi Revolutionaries and the new revolution for Iraq was on.
By mid-2014 the mostly Sunni revolutionaries were making advances deep into Iraq and were practically on the border of the Green Zone in Baghdad so something had to be done.
All the advances for US and British corporations stood to fall apart if Iraq was delivered back into the socialist hands of the Baath Party, whom most of the revolutionaries belonged.
But the problem was, President Peace Prize had already stated Iraq was the wrong war and his followers took pride in the fact that it was the only promise he actually kept, getting US troops out of the wrong war.
How could Obama justify returning US soldiers to fight legitimate Iraqi civilians who only wanted their country back after President Bush and war-monger Cheney decimated it?
This was a problem.
The group has referred to itself as the Islamic State ( [[:Media:|الدولة الإسلامية]] (help·[[:File:|info]]) ad-Dawlah al-Islāmiyah) or IS ever since it proclaimed a worldwide caliphate in June 2014 and named Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as its caliph.
Right on time to help justify a return to Iraq, “ISIS™” pops up in the country with their fake beheading videos and a professional propaganda campaign to rival any marketing strategy Coke or Pepsi could ever come up with.
Though the public would never accept Obama sending troops back to Iraq to squash a popular uprising against Cheney’s hand-picked brutal dictator, they certainly couldn’t say no to his bombing the monsters of “ISIS™” and that was the whole point.
al-Baghdadi had been in US custody several times during the Iraq occupation and released so he was probably working for Special Ops very early on. He was later photographed having a little chat with John McCain when he went to Syria to rally his mercenary terrorists in their campaign against Assad, which “ISIS™” conveniently helps us with as well.
Wonder why they do that? Anyone know? Hmmm…
At this point, it needs to be said that running proxies armies in various countries for various reasons is the bread and butter of US Special Operations. Such campaigns are called “irregular” or “unconventional” warfare and we have been doing it for quite sometime. I wrote about them in 2015.
Here is a bit of information on these kinds of operations taken directly from a 2008 Army Special Operations Forces report:
Unconventional Warfare: “Operations conducted by, with, or through irregular forces in support of a resistance movement, an insurgency, or conventional military operations.”
JP 1-02 defines IW (Irregular Warfare) as “a violent struggle among state and nonstate actors for legitimacy and influence over the relevant populations (nations).
irregular forces: Irregulars, or irregular forces, are individuals or groups of individuals who are not members of a regular armed force, police, or other internal security force. They are usually nonstate-sponsored and unconstrained by sovereign nation legalities and boundaries. These forces may include, but are not limited to, specific paramilitary forces, contractors, individuals, businesses , foreign political organizations, resistance or insurgent organizations, expatriates, transnational terrorism adversaries, disillusioned transnational terrorism members, black marketers, and other social or political “undesirables.”
The constituent activities of IW are:
- FID (Foreign Internal Defense)
- Stability, security, transition, and reconstruction (SSTR) operations
- Strategic communication (SC)
- Civil-military operations (CMO)
- Information operations (IO)
- Intelligence and counterintelligence (CI) activities
- Transnational criminal activities, including narc o-trafficking, illicit arms dealing, and illegal financial transactions that support or sustain IW
- Law enforcement activities focused on countering irregular adversaries.
As you can see, Special Operations conduct a wide variety of rather nasty business ventures in pursuit of their goals. In the case of Iraq, it wasn’t the typical destabilization campaign they typically run like the ones they ran in Libya and currently run in Syria.
In the case of Iraq, what they were doing was running a Foreign Internal Defense campaign in support of the flailing al-Maliki government. And they did this through Strategic Communications, or all those fake beheading videos and the PR campaign run by “ISIS™” itself.
We were the target of that campaign. The goal was to help secure Iraq’s puppet government by helping President Obama (and congress members who had to face reelection in late 2014) justify a return to military action in the country against the revolution that had sprung up as a response to our leaving militarily and the brutal crackdown by al-Maliki.
It’s quite simple and understandable when you look at it. Then when you look at all the Special Operations fingerprints all over the “ISIS™” project, it’s hard too miss:
- Abu Omar al-Shishani, the Special Operations trained “ISIS™” military leader. Toyota (Helix) trucks used by both Special Forces and “ISIS™”
- “During Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom, multiple Toyota Tacomas have been observed in use by special forces units of the U.S. Army. Typically, they have been Double Cab models, with SR5 and TRD packages.”
And ultimately, we have this latest Tweet from Toby Lopez himself trying to explain how and why he still thinks the fake Abu Omar al-Shishani is the real deal because this group of experts tells him he was:
That’s right. The US Army Special Forces group of experts called the ISIS Study Group is tasked with “educating” the American public about the dangers they pose and therefore the need for Obama and members of congress to get behind the re-invasion of Iraq. This comes straight from their website:
“It is also important to ensure that out government takes appropriate action to reduce this threat before it morphs to our shores”
They may be retired, but they are still on the job: selling the hearts and minds campaign that is “ISIS™” on behalf of military intervention in Iraq and elsewhere all over the world.
That is what “ISIS™” is and that is why Special Operations command is so closely associated with them. They do not behead journalists. They do not capture and rape hundreds of Iraqi women and girls. It’s a campaign of Strategic Communications as part of a Foreign Internal Defense project. Argue the legality or the morality of their work all you want, they are simply doing the job they were hired to do: create an atmosphere here in the states that is conducive to supporting military goals in Iraq and Syria. And that’s it.