Friday, June 20, 2014

Al Qaeda + "Awakening Councils" = ISIS

I have been working on this post for two, well really three, days now. It's long. 
But worth reading entirely.

In this post-  ISIS- A US created "stay behind" using Iraqs plundered wealth a scenario was presented, to you, explaining how the stolen wealth of Iraq was used by NATO leadership, mostly US/UK, to create ISIS. We recalled the forgiving of odious debt, a request made by the US, which freed up Iraq's wealth to be used & abused, intentionally, under the watchful eye of L. Paul Bremmer.
 Aside from the usual profiting off the misery of human suffering there was a bigger plan.
Let's use a gardening metaphor- Seeds were being sown, for later harvesting.

Brief excerpt from previous post
 "If we understand ISIS to be a left behind army, working on behalf of another master, then the application of  pressure on Maliki & the collusion between the Kurds of Iraq and ISIS makes perfect sense."
The money to create ISIS came from Iraq itself. Stolen by those that claimed to be freeing Iraq from tyranny. Via what mechanism?  I believe this fighting army was created by the US and company through the US/UK created "Awakening Councils" rebranded as the "Sons of Iraq"  morphing straight  into to newly labelled ISIS. Or more accurately reverting back to it's origin?
Due to Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's refusal to fully integrate the Sons of Iraq into the Iraqi Security Services, "by 2013, the Sons of Iraq were virtually nonexistent". Sunnis formerly serving with the group either becoming unemployed or joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
This is where Maliki made his mistake- He partially integrated these thugs into the military.
This cost a unified Iraq city after city. Province after province. Maliki was trying to be compliant with US wishes. Still, he was not compliant enough.

What are "Awakening Councils"?

Awakening Councils/ Movement/ Sons of Iraq- Whichever brand floats your boat- Never heard of this organization until  a couple days ago. These groups most definitely piqued my curiousity? Of course, I spent an excessive amount of time reading up on these Awakening Councils also known as Sons of Iraq. Who they were, how they were formed and all the stolen Iraqi money the US bathed these thugs in.  Through all this reading what became quite clear to me, my aha moment, the creation of these councils was the  methodology for the madness. This was the methodology used for the creation of ISIS.
 a. A body of practices, procedures, and rules used by those who work in a discipline or engage in an inquiry; a set of working methods:
We know about the money. If you don't, you need to read the previous post linked right at the beginning. Now, let's check out the manner in which ISIS was created. How the roots of the Sunni Sons of Iraq grew into the shrub (GWB pun) of ISIS.

The year was 2009..............the author Dahr Jamail

Excerpting tidbits as follows-

In the "Construction Business"
In late 2006, roughly speaking, months before George W. Bush's "surge" strategy sent 30,000 more American troops into Baghdad and surrounding areas, the U.S. began making down-payments on the cooperation of local al-Anbar tribal sheiks and started funding and arming the Sunni militias they were then organizing
The program was soon hailed as a success, and the groups were dubbed anything from The Awakening, to Sons of Iraq (al-Sahwa), or as the U.S. military preferred for a time, Concerned Local Citizens. Whatever the name, most of their members were former resistance fighters (AQ in Iraq) many were also former members of Saddam Hussein's Baath Party; and significant numbers were -- and, of course, remain -- both.
So, the ' Sunni Sons of Iraq", former Baathists & resistance fighters (AQ) were one and the same as the Awakening councils. It was the usual sleight of hand/rebrand
"As a result, these men obtained backing for their private militias, renamed Awakening groups, and in addition, signed "construction" contracts with the Americans who put millions of dollars in their pockets, even if not always into actual construction sites.
As early as April 2006, the Rand Corporation released a report, "The Anbar Awakening," identifying America's potential new allies as a group of sheiks who used to control smuggling rings and organized crime in the areas"
Construction contracts? Plundered Iraqi wealth for 'reconstruction' Reconstruction of what? Why, stay behind armies, of course! Ties right back to the post from the other day- ISIS a US created stay behind army. I do so love when everything falls into place.

Continuing with Dahr Jamail
Think of it this way: Every dealer needs a front man. The U.S. bought the sheiks off and it was to their immediate advantage to be bought off. They regained a kind of power that had been seeping away, while all the money and arms allowed them to put real muscle into recruiting people in the tribes they controlled and into building the Awakening Movement.
The Awakening Movement, as I am calling it from here on in, was such a rousing success the US expanded it to other Iraqi provinces I bet you're surprised. Really, you are. Because you are one of those people who have never read of this type of seed being planted by the imperial powers. Kidding!
The divide to conquer strategy is old and has been done many, many times by imperial powers long before Iraq. Including previously in the entire Middle East. History repeats.

The year is 2010- The Middle East Quarterly
Initially known as al-Anbar Awakening (Sahwat al-Anbar), the movement made its appearance in the summer of 2006

While some of this sectarian violence was perpetrated by Islamist Shiite militias that sprang up in southern Iraq in the immediate wake of the invasion, the main instigator was the minority Arab Sunni community, about 20 percent of the total population, which had dominated Iraqi politics for centuries.

What motivated these Sunni tribesmen to sign loyalty oaths to fight for an Iraqi government with whom they had only recently battled viciously? What were U.S. officers thinking when they provided military training and money for arms and equipment to men who, more often than not, had been their enemies just a short time before?
I don't believe the Sunni tribesman/AQ fighters were ever loyal to the new Iraqi government. They were paid and trained by the US. They were carrying on their criminal activities and as a point of fact were aided  and abetted in doing so by all the stolen Iraqi dollars directed there way via arms, training etc. They had nothing to gain by being loyal to the Maliki government. Maliki knew this. It's obvious enough, anyway
The Iraqi government ( Maliki) was slow to acknowledge the merits of the Awakening movement.
In fact, as the coalition accelerated recruitment and institutionalized regular salaries to its members, the government remained wary of this large and predominantly Sunni force—which had grown to some 80,000 members by early 2008—and its future political intentions. A senior Iraqi advisor to the coalition forces recalled the situation:
Like I said these fighters has nothing to gain via loyalty to Maliki. They were bought and paid for by the coalition of the killing
The Shiites thought, it is a conspiracy. That is: al-Qaeda cannot be tolerated, so now they came in other clothes [sic], and they are trying to surround Baghdad. And maybe the Americans, because of the violence, are desperate, and they want to bring the Sunnis back and that is why they support them. So this theory of conspiracy controlled the minds of the Shiites inside the government and popularly.[23]
After much haggling, the Americans managed to persuade Nuri al-Maliki's government to take over the Awakening program and to incorporate it into the newly established security and state structures.

Al Qaeda in other clothes... You see Al Qaeda was not subordinated in Iraq, they were simply infused/morphed/rebranded into the "Awakening Councils" 
After much haggling the Americans persuaded Maliki? Haggling or threatening?

2010 again. Headline -Sunnis in Iraq Allied With U.S. Rejoin Rebels

 -Members of United States-allied Awakening Councils have quit or been dismissed from their positions in significant numbers in recent months.
 -The Awakening members’ switch in loyalties (no switch in loyalties) poses a new threat to Iraq’s tenuous social and political balance during the country’s ongoing political crisis and as the United States military prepares to withdraw next year.
- “At this point, Awakening members have two options: Stay with the government, which would be a threat to their lives, or help Al Qaeda by being a double agent,” he said. “The Awakening is like a database for Al Qaeda that can be used to target places that had been out of reach before.”
The Awakening Councils have always been a destabilizing force allied with the US. There is no "switch in loyalties" That is perception management. Since they were created to be allies of the US, they benefit the most from their relationship with the US, they will serve US interests. And that is exactly what they are doing today!

Finally: 2007- ABC News-"Sunni Awakening: Insurgents are now allies

-The fighters of Iraq's "Sunni awakening" have become as controversial as they've been successful.
-Nearly 80,000-strong, paid by the Pentagon, and independent of the Iraqi government, these Sunni "awakening councils" are largely made up of former insurgents. aka AQ

-President Bush has called them the hope of the future Iraq. "In Anbar, you're seeing firsthand the dramatic differences that can come when the Iraqis are more secure," Bush said during a visit to Anbar province in September.
-"You see Sunnis, who once fought side by side with al Qaeda against coalition troops, now fighting side by side with coalition troops against al Qaeda," Bush added.
-The militiamen are being lionized on Iraqi television.
Sunni's who once fought alongside al Qaeda? Wouldn't that make the Sunni awakening Al Qaeda?
Of course it would!
 The Shiite-led government has dragged its feet on promises of government security jobs. They fear a civil war, in which the taxpayer(?)-armed Sunni gunmen will one day array themselves against the central government.
 Maliki has seen the dawn of that dreaded day.

One last final puzzle piece. The clincher. The linchpin.

From that ABC article as reported in 2007..... betcha you won't believe your eyes!

A new audiotape by a man claiming to be Abu Omar al-Baghdadi — the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq — urges more violence. 

Abu Omar al-Baghdadi- the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq, then, is now presently the leader of ISIS. The very same ISIS the US has no problem with today.
And why would they? ISIS is the stay behind Army created by the US to be used as needed as a control mechanism in Iraq 

Abu-Omar al-Baghdadi ?
Must be the name of the Iraqi left behind leadership- no matter the face 

In closing: it should be clear why we are reading descriptions of ISIS as including 'former Baathists', 'ex -military' and 'sunni extremists'. ISIS does contain all those elements.
But what is not mentioned is the ties that bind. Loyalty and support to and for the US/UK paymasters via the NATO tyranny machine.

Therefore ISIS= Stay Behind Army loyal to the NATO global war machine. Led by the US.

Don't Miss : Obama: push Maliki out!

Maliki- "viewed as someone who could be controlled"


  1. What if the US really did want to hold Iraq together as it pushes ahead with Iran plan in view of the ongoing Saudi Split (Russia meetings and King set to stop overt in Egypt in show of support.)

    2012/13: there was a big dust up between the US and Turkey over the Turkish push to do energy deals in Kurdistan which the US saw as threatening to stability.

    FT 2013: Turkey has defied both Washington and Baghdad by agreeing an energy deal with the north of Iraq that the US warns could further fracture the Middle Eastern state, but which Ankara sees as central to its own future.

    Who else in the region has an interest in the Northern Iraqi oil? Dial back to 2003 from the Guardian:
    Plans to build a pipeline to siphon oil from newly conquered Iraq to Israel are being discussed between Washington, Tel Aviv and potential future government figures in Baghdad. The plan envisages the reconstruction of an old pipeline, inactive since the end of the British mandate in Palestine in 1948, when the flow from Iraq's northern oilfields to Palestine was re-directed to Syria. Until 1948, the pipeline ran from the Kurdish-controlled city of Mosul to the Israeli port of Haifa, on its northern Mediterranean coast.

    US and Israeli relations at all time low. FBI just warns about US spying

    Years ago CIA warned Israel biggest spy threat in Middle East

    Fast forward to today;
    Disputed crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan pipeline set for Israel

    This as the Israelis are using the Iraq operation to crush Hamas/ Abbas reconciliation

    Israel eyes crushing blow to Hamas in West Bank

    Lots of coincidence here...

    1. Yes, but the Kurds have connected their pipeline into the one that goes to the Turkish port--- you may have mentioned that the other day?
      And I looked into that a bit

      The Kirkuk pipeline goes to Ceyhan Turkey

      If Kurdistan is created Ceyhan will be in Kurdistan, and the Kurds will connect that pipeline right up with Israel.

      Syria will be out of the picture completely.

      Still see no reason for the US to want to keep Iraq intact
      Particularly see no reason for Israel to want to keep Iraq intact

    2. UPDATE 3-Israel accepts 1st delivery of disputed Kurdish pipeline oil-a million barrels defying both Baghdad and Washington.

    3. Hi Toedancer

      I went and looked and yup! It looks as if this was planned.
      Since the Iraqi section of this pipeline had been under constant attack, I am sure this gave the kurds ample time to build the pipeline up to the necessary location and with the help of ISIS- hook it up and get it going

      See when I suggested ISIS is colluding with the Kurds and is infact carving out Kurdistan for them..... well, hammer meet nail!

  2. Oh and ISIS aside from its annual report now launches a Social media campaign..

    Where did that template occurred? Cast lead...

    In wake of Aramco hack here is what Saudi warned:
    Saudi warns against Israeli infiltration of government computer systems: report

  3. Great work Penny.

    I'm struggling to understand the Baathist angle, however.
    How is it that the Iraqi Baathists have allied themselves to ISIS (and I agree it seems that they have) who are the enemy of Baathist Syria? Is it simply that their Sunni identity is stronger than their Baathist one, or do they regard Bashar AlAssad somehow as a traitor to Baathism, or perhaps they regard Baathism now as a lost cause??

    1. "How is it that the Iraqi Baathists have allied themselves to ISIS?"

      money, power, smuggling

      " Is it simply that their Sunni identity is stronger than their Baathist"

      I think their greed is stronger then sunni identity and baathist affiliation
      but then that is just me

      The can always reconfigure the baathist party, no?

    2. Hi Pen, we have to remember that we are dealing with psychopaths here. Psychopaths have no ideals or guiding philosophies except for self interest and power. They merely use religions, ideologies as needed for their purposes. Hence Zionists and nazis in Ukraine.

      Besides, Wahabism may have come from Sunni background but denies its major tenets so Sunnis are "infidels" to Wahabis just like everyone else.

    3. to understand the relationship between ISIS and the Baath party you need to go all the way back to the 60s

      here are some search phrases to use.

      James Critchfield

      cia Saddam Hussein

      CIA Robert - From the Shadows

      Sa’id Ramadan with CIA agent Bob Dreher

      also study the creation and history of the Muslim Brothers

    4. Hi James and Paul
      busy gardening day today, so I am just making quick responses
      to thanks you both :)

      I had something here on the origins of the Muslim Brotherhood, an excerpt from a book

      and a bit more

      check it out and tell me what you think?

    5. Paul, thanks for the pointers.
      So, briefly, after CIA subverted the Iraqi Baath Party in 1963 (Gladio again) and especially after Hafez alAssad took power in Syria in '66 the Syrian and Iraqi Baathists have had little in common.

      Penny (et al) - T.Meyssan has a good article on Voltairenet-
      Washington Relaunches its Iraq Partition Project
      this paragraph caught my attention-
      "In May, al-Faisal {Prince Abdul Rahman al-Faisal, brother of Prince Saud al-Faisal} bought a weapons factory in Ukraine. Stocks of heavy weapons were flown to a Turkish military airport, where the MIT (Turkish Secret Service) forwarded them by special trains to ISIL. It seems unlikely that the supply chain could be implemented without NATO."

    6. watched the video. quite disappointing to be honest. just focussed on the pawns on the game instead of the players. The real players are completely hidden. It is a complete waste of time to focus on the Brotherhood or Hamas or any other group with the ability to influence the populace without pointing out who funds and guides them. Both of these groups gained their power and growth through support of the intellegence community and that fact is not mentioned anywhere in that video.

    7. Hi Paul-
      the pdf mentions the intelligence involvement

      ""We were trying to overthrow Nasser," says Ed Kane, a CIA operations officer who wasstationed in Cairo in the late 1950s and early 1960s. "The Agency was involved in a covert operation—

      In the Manichean, with-us-or-against-us world of the Cold War, Nasser was loathed anddemonized by London, Washington, and Tel Aviv. Around the world, from Guatemala to the Congo to Indonesia— and in Iran—the CIA was busy getting rid of leaders not because they were
      communists, but because their independent streak made them untrustworthy interlocutors in thewar between the superpowers. Nasser was no exception"

      So the pdf has more information and likely the full book has more.
      I could never find a full version of the book, at least not for free, online :(

    8. thanks freethinker- I will check it out later or tomorrow
      we have had a death in the family and I have family stuff to attend to

    9. Penny, I apologize for putting it that way. Later I realized I was not clear and my remark was worded in a way that would suggest I thought your entire post was disappointing. But that was not the case at all. I was just pointing out the video only. Democracy Now has a bad habit of half truths and to be honest I detest the organization. But thats another topic...

      Just want you to know I value your opinion and thats why I read you site every day.

    10. "Democracy Now has a bad habit of half truths and to be honest I detest the organization"

      Glad I am not alone :)
      It's like everything one has to read very carefully or listen very carefully to sort the wheat from the chaff
      Over all I am not a fan of Democracy Now

    11. "Just want you to know I value your opinion and thats why I read you site every day"

      That is overwhelming to me, but, really nice. thank you

  4. penny, what i have been saying for the last few years is now coming to fruition. There are 3 battles taking place
    1] The establishment of the Khazar empire, with small vassal states under it's control
    2] The defeat of the Rus and Persia, old adversaries of the old Khazar empire
    3] Destruction of the Orthodox and Shia religion, the only 2 mainstream religion opposing Zionist Judaism.

    The Mayans have predicated this, the year 2014 is the year it was meant to happen, Hezbollah in 2006 and now Assad have put the halt in their evil plans. Lots more to come, before peace reins. Someone will suffer.

    1. Hi hans
      Yes, I recall you speaking of this scenario on a number of occasions.
      Did the Mayans predict the defeat of the Rus and Persia?
      Because I would not want to see that happen
      Nor do I want to see other religions crushed so Zionism can reign supreme

    2. Penny, the Mayns did not predict any outcome, what they predicated was a series of "blood moons", 4 to be precise. Although single blood moons happen fairly regularly, four appearing so closely together is extremely rare, 2014 and 2015 are years of the 4 blood moons, the Khazars believe a lot in their astrological mumbo jumbo and their divine right of the mystical Israel. remember 1948, was a year of blood moon. I must be saying something true to get banned from MOA, lol.

  5. Thanks Penny, great time line.

    1. Hey jo, did you happen to notice
      speaking of timelines the obvious connections between these two happenings?

      -As early as April 2006, the Rand Corporation released a report, "The Anbar Awakening," identifying America's potential new allies as a group of sheiks who used to control smuggling rings and organized crime in the areas"

      In late 2006 the U.S. began making down-payments on the cooperation of local al-Anbar tribal sheiks and started funding and arming the Sunni militias they were then organizing

      Then " The roots of ISIS go back to Oct. 15, 2006"

      that is no coincidence it's a timeline

  6. Russian just snapped off drills in Urals same locale as tat meteor strike.

    Lavrov in Saudi and just announced going to Armenia - another major Russian base

    Putin moved tanks up to Ukraine as Kyev floats a peace plan with no chance

    Slovyansk is encircled

    Is putin preparing to move?

    NATO just accused Putin of backing anti fracking in Europe this after massive pressure to halt Stream. Romania threw Chevron out after massive protests for fracking last year.

    Czech who rejected more NATO troops calling for more Russia cooperation

    What will Israel do? They refused to call out Russia on Crimea saying it threatened their national security. Iran window already closed for them?

    Will the US use any move by Russia to make a broader move in Syria - see that article about Syria crushing rebels in the north and the Ford call for more mercs

    1. "see that article about Syria crushing rebels in the north and the Ford call for more mercs"

      I did happen to see the spook destabilizer Ambassador Ford make the call for more mercs

  7. More than 80 Ukrainian border guards crossed to Russia

  8. BBC-Guardian Exposé Uses WikiLeaks to Link Iraq Torture Centers to U.S. Col. Steele & Gen. Petraeus | Democracy Now!
    This is more 'seeds'. John Negroponte involved in siding with the'Sunni Awakening', running the kidnapping-torture program as usual, preparing the ground for ISIS
    This page has links to the BBC/Guardian's video, whose provenance bears watching, but many bits of the jigsaw are shown, as the Octopus is prone to do in its arrogance.

    1. I ran across Patraeus's name regarding torture at Camp Buca in Iraq?
      pretty sure there is a connection there