How do they do what they do?

Thierry Meyssan in this article, Jihadists in the service of imperialism, deals with a confusing aspect of U.S. foreign policy: How does CIA get so many Muslims to do its bidding?

CIA used Al Qaida as ground troops to overthrow the Libyan regime in 2011, hence the nickname for the group “Al CIAda.” And I’ve long understood that CIA was behind the training and arming of the Mujaheddin in Afghanistan in the 1980’s, the forerunners of Al Qaida. It is also easy to understand that CIA has long groomed and fashioned leaders of opposition groups, from Daniel Ellsberg to bin Laden himself along with Iraq’s Saddam Hussein – disposing of them when convenient.

Controlling the opposition by leading the opposition is nothing new. The latest phenomenon, ISIS, armed with American weaponry and seemingly unending money supply, is easily seen to be a western front. Just ask two questions: Why the timidity of the US military in attacking them, and why has ISIS no interest in Israel? That should tell you everything you need to know.

But if we can see that from here, why cannot the Muslim participants see it as well?

The answer, that CIA is expert at manipulation of existing hostilities, dividing enemies to force them to fight among themselves … that Muslims are as credulous and easily manipulated as Americans … is just an admission that CIA is that good at this business.

That is discouraging.

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