by Syarif Hidayat
The only way for Iraq’s ongoing crisis to end is for the US government to stop supporting Takfiri “mercenaries” wreaking havoc on the war-wracked country. The so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is a plot by the Israeli regime to drive away revolutionary forces from Israeli borders and provide a safe haven for the Zionists.
Facts speak for themselves correctly and objectively that some of the Arab leaders (kings, presidents and prime ministers) including Egyptian military leaders, Libyan rebel leaders and Syrian rebel leaders are stupid political baboons who could be easily fooled, drugged and dragged and finally deceived by the Imperialist and Zionist ploys into supporting their interests to sow discord among Muslim countries (Muslim Ummah) and intervening in the other Arab countries as well as make them fight each other at the expense of their own fellow countrymen… and the winners are the Zionist and Imperialist corporates world!
I am very sorry for my Arab brothers and sisters who have become victims of their imperialist and Zionist-fooled and corruptible leaders!
Israel is satisfied with SHABBEZ GOYIM of the US and British armies!
A Zionist war criminal Avi Dichter, the former Israeli Minister of Internal Security, former head of Shin Bet (Shabak) from 2000-2005, and current member of the racist institution of the Knesset, issued an ominous speech to the Israeli National Security Research Center on May 26, 2010.
Dichter told the audience: “We have achieved in Iraq more than we expected and planned. Iraq has vanished as a military force and as a unified country. Our strategic option is to keep it divided. Our strategic goal is to not allow Iraq to take its regional and Arabic role back. Iraq must stay divided and isolated from its regional environment. Nobody can ignore what we have achieved in this field. Iraq can never be the same Iraq before 2003.”
Zionist ordered Genocide in Iraq
Up to date more than 2 000 000 Iraqis have been killed as a result of the Zionist-orchestrated “Gulf War” since 1991. IN SUMMARY, the HUMAN COST of the Afghan and Iraq Wars is estimated below from the latest UN figures to now total 2.7 MILLION avoidable deaths. This is because the Jewish ideology, i.e. the Talmud, the Old Testament, the Torah, demands a terrible revenge – the total annihilation – of those who dare to oppose the plans of the Jews.
After 12 years of killing sanctions the Zionists, using shabbez goyim of the US and British armies, moved in for the death blow against Iraq as an independent Arab state. This second aggression on Iraq waged in 2003 is a Zionist war of domination and occupation, of extending Israel´s lebensraum, of the fulfillment of the Jewish prophecy in the Torah of a Jewish state – “Eretz Israel” – stretching between the rivers Nile and Eufrat.
The only way for Iraq’s ongoing crisis to end is for the US government to stop supporting Takfiri “mercenaries” wreaking havoc on the war-wracked country, an analyst writes for Press TV. In an article for the Press TV website, Finian Cunningham said the US and its NATO and Arab allies are providing support for the terrorist militants of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
“The most effective way to end the violence in Iraq is for Washington and its allies to stop fuelling the proxy ISIL mercenaries and their war of terror in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere in the region,” the analyst wrote. He said the continued support for the “ISIL proxy” militants risks triggering a “crippling counterinsurgency war.”
Cunningham said Washington’s lack of seriousness in finding an effective solution to the Iraqi crisis “shows that their purported concerns for Iraq are not genuine.” The analyst added that the US is portraying the ISIL militants as “enemies of the West” while two weeks ago it was supplying anti-tank missiles to them in Syria.
“ISIL is a proxy for Washington and its Western and Arab allies to wage covert war in the region for strategic objectives,” Cunningham noted, adding, “That proxy force has been directed primarily at destabilizing Syria with the objective of regime change against the Damascus government of President Bashar al Assad.”
Over the past days, Iraqi armed forces have been engaged in fierce clashes with the ISIL terrorists, who have threatened to take their acts of violence to several Iraqi cities, including the capital, Baghdad. However, their advance has been slowed down as Iraqi military forces and volunteer fighters have begun engaging them on several fronts, in some cases even pushing the militants out of the areas they had earlier overrun.
New video unmasks Takfiri crimes in Iraq
A new video has emerged on the Internet showing what appears to be the aftermath of a massacre by Takfiri militants in an open market in Iraq. The video, whose authenticity could not be verified independently by Press TV, is seemingly shot in a local bazaar in the city of Mosul which recently fell to the terrorist militants of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
In this video, people hysterically scream and run around while women and children are seen among the dead bodies. Over the past days, gruesome videos have been released showing atrocities of the ISIL terrorist group in Iraq. The videos posted on a militant website show several Iraqi men in plain clothes and army uniforms who have been captured by the militants.
On Sunday, pictures surfaced online showing the militants killing dozens of Iraqi men in Salahuddin Province. Iraq’s military spokesman General Qassim al-Moussawi has confirmed the authenticity of the photos. He says there are more reports about the mass murder of captured Iraqi soldiers.
Al-Qaeda-affiliated groups such as the ISIL have been behind many of the deadly bomb attacks targeting both civilians and government institutions across Iraq in recent years. Recently, a similar gruesome video was released, purportedly showing members of the ISIL Takfiri group brutally killing Shia Muslims in drive-by shootings in Iraq.
The ISIL militants have vowed to continue their raid toward Iraq’s capital, Baghdad. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has said that the country’s security forces would confront the terrorists, calling the seizure of Mosul by militants a “conspiracy.”
ISIL, Israel plot to save Zionists
The so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is a plot by the Israeli regime to drive away revolutionary forces from Israeli borders and provide a safe haven for the Zionists, a high-ranking Iranian military commander says. “The government, army and Muslim and revolutionary people of Iraq can strengthen the Iraqi revolution… through unity and solidarity,” Iranian Armed Forces Chief of Staff Major General Hassan Firouzabadi said.
He added that the US, which is now angry with the result of Iraq’s elections, was founder of terrorist groups. The US aims through any kind of military intervention in Iraq to foil the positive result of the country’s elections, the Iranian commander said, adding, “They are still an ally to supporters of terrorists in the region.” On April 30, Iraq held parliamentary elections – its first nationwide polls since the US troops withdrew in 2011 – despite threats by al-Qaeda-linked militants to ruin the election process.
Iraq’s electoral commission put the turnout from the elections at about 60 percent. Results from the vote showed that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s State of Law alliance had won the largest share of votes, garnering 92 out of 328 parliamentary seats. Firouzabadi further called on the Iraqi people to remain united to suppress the ISIL Takfiri militants. Iraqi forces continue the battle against the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group. The terrorists are advancing in the country, threatening to take their acts of violence to several Iraqi cities, including the capital, Baghdad.
“Divide and Conquer” or “Divide and Rule”
BEWARE of the West imperialist regimes ploys to “Divide and Conquer” or “Divide and Rule” your countries! In politics and sociology, ‘divide and rule’ (derived from Latin: divide et impera) (also known as divide and conquer) is a combination of political, military and economic strategy of gaining and maintaining power by breaking up larger concentrations of power into chunks that individually have less power than the one implementing the strategy. The concept refers to a strategy that breaks up existing power structures and prevents smaller power groups from linking up.
I think that the US-led Western civilization regimes invasion and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan and the intervention in Libya as well as the alleged western and Zionist covert operations in Syria are just the other forms of the old Western imperialism improvisations to become interventionism. The reasons for going to wars mentioned by Governments especially in the imperialist, the Zionist and the colonialist countries are mostly LIES. They lied to their own citizens!
“There is nothing new in a government lying to their people to start a war. Indeed because most people prefer living in peace to bloody and horrific death in war, any government that desires to initiate a war usually lies to their people to create the illusion that support for the war is the only possible choice they can make.” – Sun Tzu, The Art of War: “All war is based on deception.”
The Western “imperialism” has now transformed itself into “interventionism” using “The Disguised Intervention to Protect or Liberate The Local Citizens” as “the pretext or justification Made In USA” for employing an all out military force against those targeted countries with the main goals to expand and strengthen their global hegemony as well as to occupy and to squeeze those countries out of their natural resources especially oil!
Under the guise of hypocritical declarations of “war of Liberation” to liberate Iraq from the West so-called Dictator Saddam Hussein that turned out to be the killing of millions of Iraqi people indiscriminately, “war to hunt for Osama bin Laden, Al Qaeda and Talibans” in Afghanistan that turned out to be the killing of hundreds of thousands of Afghan people indiscriminately and the “humanitarian” war to “save” the Libyan people from the West so-called Dictator Gaddafi that turned out to be the killing of hundreds of Libyan people indiscriminately and the Zionist and US-led imperialists covert operation in Syria, the U.S-led western civilization regimes were in fact aiming to occupy Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya and gain control of the world oil reserves and international oil trade as well as dominate the whole Middle East and Africa by their military powers (and ultimately the whole world).
Western media labels ISIL as Sunnis to divide Iraq
Mainstream media in the Western countries label Takfiri militants fighting in Iraq as Sunnis in an attempt to cause division among Muslim sects, an analyst writes for Press TV. In an article for the Press TV website, Kevin Barrett was analyzing the Western media’s reference to the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) as “Sunni jihadists.” “The corporate media is intentionally misreporting the situation. The extreme-Zionist neoconservatives launched the US invasion of Iraq in order to break up that country, and the Middle East as a whole, by inciting ethnic and sectarian strife,” Barrett wrote. The analyst added that the Western media’s labeling of the ISIL as Sunnis is a slander against Sunni Muslims across the world.
“The ‘Sunni vs. Shia’ theme was created and spread by the Occupiers through a wave of false-flag terrorism. Perhaps the media is trumpeting that meme in order to propagate it,” he wrote. Barrett said Sunnis should not hesitate to “reject this mischaracterization of their religion,” adding, “Perhaps Sunni Muslims should file a class action lawsuit against the media outlets that are spreading this calumny.” Barrett stated that the ISIL Takfiri militants practice an “extreme version of the Salafi-Wahhabi school of thought.”
“The extreme Salafi-Wahhabis, including the ultra-extreme ISIL, have broken with mainstream Islam as it has existed for fourteen centuries,” he wrote. ((Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror. Dr. Barrett has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications. Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin, where he ran for Congress in 2008. He is the co-founder of the Muslim-Christian-Jewish Alliance, and author of the books Truth Jihad: My Epic Struggle Against the 9/11 Big Lie (2007) and Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters (2009). His website is http://www.truthjihad.com. More articles by Dr. Barrett)
Iraqi forces continue the battle against the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group. The terrorists are advancing in Iraq, threatening to take their acts of violence to several Iraqi cities, including the capital, Baghdad. On June 15, Sheikh Naim Qassem, the deputy secretary general of Hezbollah said the United States and its regional and international partners have brought Takfiri terrorists to the region to fight the Syrian government and then allowed them to gain power in Iraq.
‘Is ISIL really ‘Sunni’? Not at all’
The Western media describes ISIL – the ultra-extremist terrorists destabilizing Iraq and Syria – as “Sunni militants.” Headlines read: “Sunni Islamist Militants Seize Mosul.” “Sunni militants capture northern Iraqi town.” “Iraq Army Tries to Roll Back Sunni Militants’ Advance.” The corporate media casts the fighting in Iraq as a Sunni vs. Shia conflict. The Sunni side, according to these reports, is led by ISIL – a group that was expelled from al-Qaeda for being too extreme, Kevin Barrett was analyzing the Western media’s reference to the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) as “Sunni jihadists.”
But is ISIL really Sunni?
Many experts say “no.” Some question whether ISIL has a right to call itself an Islamic group at all. In an interview with Truth Jihad Radio, Islamic scholar Dr. John Andrew Morrow (Ilyas Abd al-‘Alim Islam) questioned ISIL’s Islamic credentials: “A lot of so-called jihad (such as ISIL’s) is not rooted in Islam. Especially if you look at who’s funding it, who’s supporting it, who’s behind it. Western powers have a long history of using jihadists and Islamists to further their own imperial ambitions. In terms of the foot-soldiers, they may think they are fighting for Islam. But if you look closer, you find they’re furthering the cause of the enemy.”
Dr. Morrow pointed out that much of ISIL’s behavior is patently un-Islamic. He said that the ISIL terrorists love to film themselves committing war crimes that are forbidden by Islam: “They are very proud to commit atrocities. They film it. They upload it to the internet. They have their own websites.” Dr. Morrow commented on the notorious video showing a Takfiri terrorist eating a dead soldier’s liver: “This is what Hind (an enemy of the Muslims) did. You’re not following the sahaba, you’re not following the Prophet. You’re following the polytheists who were fighting the Prophet when you start cannibalizing corpses. And there was another video of a poor Muslim sister who was strangled to death. I mean, who goes around strangling women to cries of Allahu akbar?”
Continuing the habit of vaunting their un-Islamic atrocities, ISIL terrorists recently posted internet videos showing themselves murdering 1,700 captured Iraqi army soldiers. They have also reportedly killed dozens of Sunni imams who refuse to swear allegiance to ISIL. And they are killing Shia Muslims indiscriminately. If these terrorists are Sunni Muslims, why are they systematically violating the tenets of Sunni Islam?
In fact, ISIL appears to be far outside of Sunni Islam. The kind of “Islam” espoused by the ISIL Takfiris is an extreme version of the Salafi-Wahhabi school of thought. These people reject the five major Islamic madhhabs (schools of thought) including the four Sunni ones. If you reject all four Sunni madhhabs, how can you call yourself Sunni?
In fact, the extreme Salafi-Wahhabis, including the ultra-extreme ISIL, have broken with mainstream Islam as it has existed for fourteen centuries. By jettisoning the established Islamic madhhabs, and stepping outside of Islam as it has always been understood, they have entered a very dangerous territory in which they feel they can just make up the rules as they go along. So they make up such rules as: “It is okay to rape Christian and Shia women. It is okay to eat the internal organs of dead enemies. It is okay to marry ‘jihad brides’ for sex and divorce them after 30 minutes. It is okay to crucify Christian holy men. It is okay to strangle women to death. It is okay to mass-murder civilians. It is okay to mass-execute prisoners of war.”
No Sunni in history would recognize this as Sunni Islam.
Zaid Hamid, a Sunni Muslim defense analyst from Pakistan, says ISIS and related terrorist groups are not Sunnis, but Kharajite heretics serving an imperial anti-Islamic agenda. (The Kharajites were an ultra-radical group that rejected early versions of both Sunni and Shia Islam and stepped outside of the Islamic community – hence their name, which means “those who step outside.”) Hamid argues that the ultra-radical groups destabilizing Pakistan, Syria and Iraq have indeed stepped outside of Islam, and are making war on Islam and Muslims on behalf of Zionism and imperialism.
But isn’t it true that many Sunni Muslims in Iraq support ISIL?
Yes and no. It is true that some ordinary Iraqis from Sunni backgrounds have joined ISIL’s insurrection in Iraq. But these are mainly pro-Saddam revanchists, not religiously-oriented Sunni Muslims. Saddam Hussein, of course, was a radical secularist whose idols were Stalin and Hitler. Saddam’s Ba’ath party was anti-religious and pro-secularist; Saddam’s hatred of the Islamic Awakening was so extreme that he launched a war on the Ayatollah Khomeini’s new Islamic Republic in hopes of preventing the rebirth of Islam. So to call the Saddam Hussein supporters who are joining with ISIL “Sunnis” is misleading. Saddam’s forces, like ISIL, are opposed to Islam in both its traditional Sunni and Shia forms.
The full name of Sunnism is “the people of the Tradition of the Prophet and the consensus of the community” (ahl as-sunnah wa l-jama?ah). Eating the livers of dead enemies is not part of the Tradition of the Prophet – it is the tradition of the enemies of the Prophet. And such behavior is obviously not approved by the consensus of the Muslim community.
The Tradition of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is one of inclusion, tolerance, mutual respect, and the forging of alliances between people of different tribes and religions. The original Muslim community, whose founding document is the Constitution of Medina, consisted of Christians, Jews and Muslims living together and sharing power and obligations on an equitable basis. The real Sunna (Tradition) holds to reason and persuasion, and uses violence only as a last resort. The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his Family and Companions preached peacefully for 12 years, despite atrocious persecution, before God finally authorized them to fight back in self-defense.
The real Tradition of the Prophet respects knowledge so much that “the ink of the scholar is more precious than the blood of the martyr.” And the consensus of the Islamic community is that the work of 14 centuries worth of Islamic scholarship – the five major Islamic madhhabs, both the four Sunni madhhabs and the Shia Ja’fari madhhab – collectively represents mainstream Islam. All Sunni Muslims have tremendous respect for Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq, who founded the main Shia madhhab. The terrorists who reject this tremendous scholarly achievement, and want to kill everyone who disagrees with them, are far outside of normative Sunni Islam.
So why does the Western mainstream media insist on calling anti-Sunni, anti-Shia groups like ISIL “Sunni”?
Perhaps the problem is laziness. Since ISIL has a special hatred for Shia Muslims, the simplest way to portray them is to paint the situation as an alleged Sunni vs. Shia conflict. By defaulting to this lowest-common-denominator description, the media absolves itself from the duty of explaining, in detail, what is actually going on.
But it is also possible that the corporate media is intentionally misreporting the situation. The extreme-Zionist neoconservatives launched the US invasion of Iraq in order to break up that country, and the Middle East as a whole, by inciting ethnic and sectarian strife. The “Sunni vs. Shia” meme was created and spread by the Occupiers through a wave of false-flag terrorism. Perhaps the media is trumpeting that meme in order to propagate it. In any case, the world’s Sunni Muslims are being slandered every time the media calls ISIL “Sunni.” It is time for Sunnis to reject this mischaracterization of their religion. Perhaps Sunni Muslims should file a class action lawsuit against the media outlets that are spreading this calumny, Kevin Barrett concludes.
Another US military intervention in Iraq is ‘a folly’
An American political analyst says another military intervention in Iraq by the United States is a folly and most Americans oppose such a possibility. “I think it’s absolutely a folly to get militarily involved again in Iraq,” said Bill Jones with the Executive Intelligence Review in a phone interview with Press TV. Jones also said that “there’s a certain amount of hesitation on the part of the political leadership” in the United States with regards to a possible military intervention in Iraq “because of the general reaction that would occur within the general population of the United States as a result of this.”
Over recent days, militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have taken control of some key northern Iraqi cities including Mosul, the country’s second-largest city, and Tikrit, the birthplace of former Baathist dictator Saddam Hussein. The militants, who have posted pictures of their atrocious acts against Iraqis online, have vowed to continue their offensive towards the capital Baghdad but Iraqi armed forces have advanced toward their strongholds. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has warned that the militants have nowhere to hide.
On Saturday, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered an aircraft carrier and two guided-missile destroyers to move into the Persian Gulf should President Barack Obama decide to launch airstrikes against the ISIL militants in Iraq. Obama notified Congress that about 275 troops would be sent to Iraq to provide support and security for US personnel and the American Embassy in Baghdad. Jones said that if such measures by the US “lead to even air strikes, it would be the first step in the wrong direction.”
In an interview with Yahoo News, US Secretary of State John Kerry said the Obama administration is “open to discussions” with Iran and does “not rule out” military cooperation with the Islamic Republic to help resolve the crisis in Iraq. However, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has said Tehran sees no need to negotiate with Washington on the issue, adding that the Iraqi army is capable of dealing with the crisis itself.
KSA seeks to dismantle Iraq’s political process
One of the US allies in the Gulf region, Saudi Arabia is making its utmost efforts to cause instability in Iraq and dismantle the country’s political process, a political analyst tells Press TV. “The Saudis have been trying their absolute best…to derail, discredit and destabilize Iraq with the ultimate goal of dismantling the political process in Iraq,” Zayd al-Isa, Middle East expert, said in an interview with Press TV.
He added that Saudi Arabia had shifted its emphasis from Iraq to Syria over the past three years believing that if it managed to topple the Syria government, it would deal a “devastating and a severe” blow to Iraq and…easily topple the Iraqi government. “When they [Saudis] actually spectacularly failed and their policies in Syria spectacularly backfired with the major achievements by the Syrian government, they actually shifted their emphasis back to Iraq widening their strategy to actually deliberately acting…to weaken and destabilize Iraq,” the commentator pointed out.
He emphasized that Saudis have announced that they are ratcheting up their anti-terror legislation in a ploy to distance themselves from main perpetrators behind arming and funding the mercenaries converging on Iraq and Syria with the purpose of pretending that Riyadh has been also a victim. “That is a ploy that has been coordinated between the US and Saudi Arabia where the US has been hugely imbalanced by the international outcry, by the uproar in the international community even from Russia, from Lebanon and Syria and all the fingers being pointed at Saudi Arabia,” al-Isa said.
On June 10, the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) took control of the Iraqi city of Mosul, which was followed by the fall of Tikrit, located 140 kilometers (87 miles) northwest of the capital, Baghdad. Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced out of their homes since that time. The Iraqi premier has blamed Saudi Arabia and Qatar for the security crisis and growing terrorism in his country, denouncing Riyadh as a major supporter of global terrorism.
Over two million Iraqis volunteer to fight ISIL militants
More than two million Iraqis have volunteered to join the fight against Takfiri militants of the al-Qaeda splinter Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Hussain al-Shahristani made the remarks in the capital Baghdad. Shahristani said Baghdad did not have the capacity to process more volunteers, adding, “No one knows when this battle will end, but we will win it.”
Meanwhile, The United Nations voiced concerns over reports of war crimes committed by the militants. “There is a real risk of further sectarian violence on a massive scale, within Iraq and beyond its borders,” UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said at a press conference in the Swiss city of Geneva. The UN chief called on leaders of all Iraqi factions to “ensure that their followers avoid acts of reprisal.” “I hope that with the strong support of regional countries and the international community in a broader sense, we will be able to help the Iraqi government first of all to restore peace and stability in their country,” Ban added.
On June 10, the ISIL militants took control of the Nineveh provincial capital Mosul, in a lightning advance, which followed the fall of Tikrit, located 140 kilometers (87 miles) northwest of the capital Baghdad. Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced out of their homes since then. The ISIL militants have vowed to continue their raid towards Baghdad. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has said that the country’s security forces would confront the terrorists, calling the seizure of Mosul a “conspiracy”. (HSH)