Are you as confused as I am about the expanding conflict as US-backed terrorist forces advance on Baghdad, while the Iraqi government seeks help from the US? What is ISIS? What is IEIL? Who is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi? Here’s a clue:
Baghdadi fought in some capacity with Sunni militant groups after the U.S. invasion of Iraq but was arrested in 2005 and interred by U.S. forces at Camp Bucca, the main U.S. detention facility after the closing of Abu Ghraib. He wasn’t considered much of a threat and was released in 2009.
Translation: He was trained by the US over the period 2005 and then put into action in 2009. You gotta know how to read this stuff – the US prisons at Guantanamo, Bucca, Abu Ghraib are not in any sense prisons, but serve two purposes: Torture facilities, and terrorist training centers.(Did you really think they were keeping Gitmo open all these years to hold some ragtags they picked up in Afghanistan in 2001? Those poor souls have to be mere window dressing to disguise the true purpose of the place.)
That’s just a side note, and yes, I am confused as you, dear reader. Understand that, according to Voltaire, IEIL (ISIS) is overseen by French, American and Saudi officers. The object has to be the breakup of Iraq, which in the wake of the US defeat and withdrawal in 2011, has been considered a client state of Iran. So expect Iran to get involved in this dangerous, explosive situation.
Here’s some briefs from Voltaire, here, here and here. Moon of Alabama is doing its usual good work too. Do avoid American news, unless you are analyzing it for lie content. That is the only thing those moving lips indicate.
Of course, distrusting American news and government pronouncements does not convey truth-telling status on any other news source. As with everything else in this world, we are handed a bag of puzzle pieces. Our job is to find the ones that fit and see if a picture forms before our eyes. Confusion is the normal starting point.