The U.S. government is tracking and gathering intelligence on as many
as 300 Americans who are fighting side by side with the Islamic State
group in Iraq and Syria and are poised to become a major threat to the
homeland, according to senior U.S. officials.
Officials say concern is widespread in Washington that radicalized
foreign fighters could return to the homeland and commit terrorist
attacks with skills acquired overseas, according to officials who spoke
on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the information.
Those concerns were heightened by the disclosure Tuesday that a
California man was killed fighting alongside militants with the group,
also known as ISIS.
It is incredible because the United States’ National Security Agency
(NSA) has not only been tapping and recording phone conversations of
Americans for years, but also tracking phone locations as well.
How is it that this massive, invasive, illegal, abhorrent surveillance
control grid can be put in place, sold to the public as a necessity to
“protect Americans” and “national security,” yet miss entire battalions
of Americans signing up for and joining overseas, a terrorist
organization like the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)?
If the very scenarios the NSA uses to justify its abhorrent means have
unfolded unimpeded, revealed only by “chance” with the passport of an
American turning up in the pockets of dead terrorists upon an alleged
battlefield in Syria, either the NSA’s existence serves another purpose,
or the narrative we are being fed regarding the true nature of ISIS is a
lie, or the most likely scenario – both.
Not the First Fit of Feigned Ignorance
|Image: A tank flying Al Qaeda’s flag – it is difficult to believe the US when
it claims it did not foresee ISIS’ emergence when the CIA itself had been
operating in ISIS territory for the past 3-4 years.
The very appearance of ISIS on the battlefields of Iraq and Syria
allegedly took the US intelligence community by surprise. The unlikely
narrative was designed entirely to maintain plausible deniability
between ISIS mercenaries and their paymasters in Washington, London,
Brussels, Riyadh, Doha, and Ankara respectively. In reality, headlines
over the past 3-4 years such as, “C.I.A. Said to Aid in Steering Arms to Syrian Opposition,” “First Syria rebels armed and trained by CIA ‘on way to battlefield’,” “Arms Airlift to Syria Rebels Expands, With Aid From C.I.A.,” and “Official says CIA-funded weapons have begun to reach Syrian rebels; rebels deny receipt,” indicate precisely how and from where the immense, multinational ISIS mercenary force originated.
The US has yet to account how its CIA could be operating within
territory held by ISIS – including all along the Turkish-Syrian border
and within Turkish territory itself – and neither know the existence,
movements, or intentions of ISIS forces.
Between NSA surveillance at home, and the CIA operating side-by-side
with ISIS and other Al Qaeda-linked terrorist organizations, the sudden
revelations that Americans are fighting within ISIS’ ranks seem to be
more a matter of politically-motivated propaganda, timed perfectly to
justify US military intervention in Syria, than a case of yet another
convenient lapse in American intelligence.
Washington Menacing America With Its Own Mercenaries
Indeed, in order for the US to begin military operations in Syria under
the guise of fighting ISIS forces, it must first demonstrate the threat
ISIS poses to America. Already, likely false flags serving ISIS no
benefit, but giving the US the green light to begin military operations
in Syria have begun making their rounds across Western media. A
CBS/Associated Press story titled, “Former Deputy CIA Director: ‘I Would Not Be Surprised’ If ISIS Member Shows Up To US Mall Tomorrow With AK-47,” claims:
“The short-term concern is the Americans that have gone to fight with
ISIS and the west Europeans that have gone to fight with ISIS could be
trained and directed by ISIS to come to the United States to conduct
small-scale attacks,” Morell stated. “If an ISIS member showed up at a
mall in the United States tomorrow with an AK-47 and killed a number of
Americans, I would not be surprised.”
Morell warned that over the long-term the extremist group could be
planning for a 9/11-style attack that killed thousands of Americans.
The same report would also claim:
The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday
against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American
journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across
Iraq and Syria. President Barack Obama vowed relentless pursuit of the
terrorists and the White House revealed that the U.S. had launched a
secret rescue mission inside Syria earlier this summer that failed to
rescue Foley and other Americans still being held hostage.
The current justification for ongoing preparations against Syria has
been the Foley execution video, which experts have agreed upon was
staged. The London Telegraph in its article, “Foley murder video ‘may
have been staged’,” would state:
Analysts believe the British jihadi in the video may not have been
James Foley’s killer, although it is accepted that the journalist was
Of course, if the video was staged, and every claim about it made by
ISIS thus far proven a fabrication, no evidence at all suggests when and
where, or even if Foley was murdered. If he was, no evidence suggests
by whom. And despite this revelation, the US continues building momentum
to intervene in Syria.
Imperialism Hiding Behind Righteousness
|Image: Image accompanying Seymour Hersh’s
prophetic 2007 report, “The Redirection,” exposing
a US-Saudi-Israeli conspiracy to arm terrorists
aligned to Al Qaeda to fight Iran and its allies in a
cataclysmic regional sectarian bloodbath – a
scenario now fully realized.
Several years and hundreds of millions of dollars later, ISIS is clearly
the product of long-laid Western designs to overthrow the Syrian
government and reorder the Middle East as warned by the prophetic 2007
9-page report titled, “The Redirection: Is the Administration’s new policy benefitting our enemies in the war on terrorism?,”
written by Seymour Hersh and published in the New Yorker. In it Hersh
warned about a cataclysmic sectarian war that would ravage the entire
region, targeting not only Syria and neighboring Lebanon, but also Iran.
He also warned that it was an intentionally engineered conspiracy
between the United States, Saudi Arabia, and Israel, with many smaller
regional players serving in supporting roles.
With the emergence of ISIS creating the very cataclysmic sectarian
conflagration warned about in Hersh’s 2007 report, with no other
credible explanation to account for ISIS’ incredible size, strength, and
success beyond multinational state-sponsorship, Hersh’s reportage has
once again been vindicated.
It is clear that the US has created ISIS, and is to this day using it as
both a means to target and attack its enemies across the Middle East,
as well as serve as a pretext for direct US military intervention when
proxy wars flounder. It is also being used in a third context – on the
domestic front – as a manufactured and perpetual threat with which to
further justify the militarization and centralization of America’s
police forces and the continued expansion of the NSA’s invasive domestic
It is also clear that all of this adds up not to promoting freedom and
democracy abroad while ensuring national security at home, but rather
achieving full-spectrum domination in regions abroad and over the
population at home. It is naked hegemony and imperialism playing
dress-up in the wardrobe of righteousness.
Source: Land Destroyer