By Jean Terrien
Source: Rivarol n°3291, 13/7/2017
ISIS was born in precisely the country which was the first target in the series of wars designed to break up the Arab world: Iraq. The “Arab Spring” of 2010-11 was used to spread terrorism across the Arab-Muslim world. This was the period during which the Sarkozy government dispatched agents from the DGSE to manage mercenaries financed by Qatar, coordinating air strikes with gains on the ground made by the false rebels (but true terrorists), supposedly fighting for freedom, against tyranny, etc. The Hollande government continued along exactly the same lines by arming Syrian terrorist groups, such as the Free Syrian Army (an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood) which launched its offensive against the Syrian government in 2011.
Laurent Fabius, far from retracting the statement he made on December 2012 regarding the Al-Nusra Front (nothing other than Al-Qaida) which, according to him, was “doing good work”, he persisted and announced in a Tweet (August 2014) that high-performance weapons were soon to be delivered to the rebels in Syria. So it wasn’t surprising to then see photos of ISIS members carrying the Famas, a French assault rifle.
Indeed, contrary to what one might think, there is no boundary or any true opposition between the dozens of terrorist groups active in Syria and Iraq. When ISIS were not supplied directly, the “moderate” terrorists of the Free Syrian Army would supply ISIS (mainly via their ally the Al-Nusra Front) with weapons they received from the Western powers.
The Creators of ISIS
On 28 September 2013, the New York Times published a new Middle Eastern map, entitled “How 5 countries could become 14”. On this map, published four months before the emergence of ISIS as a state in a territorial sense, we see a country named “Sunnistan”, located between Syria and Iraq: precisely the territory which came to be conquered by ISIS and defined the Islamic State’s borders. We must, therefore, ask whether the Americans are psychic or merely the creators of ISIS, especially since general Wesley Clark, former NATO forces chief, declared on CNN that ISIS had been “created by our friends and allies to defeat Hezbollah.” These friends and allies are no other than the Israelis…
On 2 March 2007, general Wesley Clark declared that at the Pentagon, just weeks after 9/11, he was handed a report detailing how the American government planned to invade seven countries over a period of five years, starting with Iraq, followed by Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finally, Iran. Clark pointed out that at the time this project was classified top secret.
In September 2014, the former Cuban president, Fidel Castro, condemned American support for Israel, accusing senator John McCain of having participated in the creation of ISIS.
Leaving aside the American and Israeli sponsors, let’s look at the architects of this state organisation, which had “suddenly” emerged before the astounded eyes of the world in the first week of 2014, when the Russians had just stopped (September 2013) American plans to bomb Syria.
On 18 April 2015, the German news magazine Der Spiegel published a highly informative report on the origins and organisation of the terrorist state. The German investigative journalists brought back documents they had bought from a rebel group, which had found them in the house of the ISIS organiser. These documents prove that:
“An Iraqi officer planned Islamic State’s takeover in Syria.”
“And portray an organization that, while seemingly driven by religious fanaticism, is actually coldly calculating.”
This architect in the shadows was named Abd Muhammad al-Khlifawi (killed in Janaury 2014 during a battle with rebels), but went by the name of Haji Bakr. He was a former colonel in Saddam’s intelligence service.
The secret documents, handwritten by Haji Bakr, were part of a file which included organisational charts, lists and programmes outlining the means to gradually dominate a country. Der Spiegel describes the documents as follows:
“They reveal a multilayered composition and directives for action, some already tested and others newly devised for the anarchical situation in Syria’s rebel-held territories. In a sense, the documents are the source code of the most successful terrorist army in recent history.”
Indeed, what we have here is the very replica of the Ba’athist state, which was based on a socialist model with an omnipresent security apparatus (the generals themselves were under surveillance). Moreover, Haji Bakr was not the only ISIS chief to have been a high-ranking member of Saddam Hussein’s armed forces. One of the leaders was an intelligence officer in a secret service unit attached to the anti-aircraft division, while another was a senior officer in the Iraqi sercret services.
In 2010, this small group of former Ba’athist officers, all of whom were secular if not atheist, made Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi the emir and then the “Caliph” of the Islamic State. According to Der Spigel:
“They reasoned that Baghdadi, an educated cleric, would give the group a religious face.”
“ISIS has little in common with predecessors like Al-Qaida aside from its jihadist label. There is essentially nothing religious in its actions, its strategic planning, its unscrupulous changing of alliances and its precisely implemented propaganda narratives. Faith, even in its most extreme form, is just one of many means to an end. Islamic State’s only constant maxim is the expansion of power at any price.”
All these wonderful people – former officers from Saddam’s government, Al-Qaida terrorists – came into contact with each other in 2006 not only in Abu Grahib prison but also at Camp Bucca where, according to a number of accounts, ISIS was created under the approving gaze of American soldiers.
Translated from French