Where or when did ISI/ ISIS/ISIL get started?
Note: I am going to call this Left behind army – ISIS from here on in. Because they are one Army broken down in subdivisions like any standard army- top down organization. So ISIS. Easier to recall.
CFR AND Al-Monitor
– The roots of ISIS go back to Oct. 15, 2006, when what is known as the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) was established.
-The group emerged in the ashes of the U.S.-led invasion to oust Saddam Hussein as al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI)
-After a U.S. counterterrorism campaign and Sunni efforts to maintain local security in what was known as the Tribal Awakening, AQI violence diminished from its peak in 2006–2007. But since the withdrawal of U.S. forces in late 2011, the group has increased attacks on mainly Shiite targets in what is seen as an attempt to reignite conflict between Iraq’s Sunni minority and the Shiite-dominated government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki”
ISIS was formed in Iraq- Emerging from the ashes of the US led invasion? Nice language. Romantic, evocative language. But, what does it really mean? This tells me the US invaders birthed ISIS.
Notice immediately following the ‘official withdrawal’ of US Troops, attacks by ISIS against the Shiite population immediately increase. Acting exactly like a“stay behind” army aka Operation Gladio after WW2- there is absolutely no reason to believe this type of strategy ever ended.
“In a stay-behind operation, a country places secret operatives or organisations in its own territory, for use in the event that an enemy occupies that territory. If this occurs, the operatives would then form the basis of a resistance movement (or destabilizers/terrorizers/elected government topplers) or act as spies from behind enemy lines. Small-scale operations may cover discreet areas, but larger stay-behind operations envisage reacting to the conquest of entire countries“
ISIS is a stay behind operation– called up as needed by the country/ies that put that army in place.
The US led invasion was the ISIS catalyst and immediately following US troop withdrawals, that were little more then sleight of hands (Read-The US Departure from Iraq was all Illusion!), attacks against Shiites(targeted populace) by ISIS increased, in order to foment sectarian violence in Iraq.
Since the US/NATO structure created and left ISIS behind it was easy enough to engage them as needed to destabilize Iraq, foment sectarian violence and finally pressure/manipulate or subdue Maliki– Obama delivered an ULTIMATUM to Maliki via ISIS- Comply or…..
What means may the US have used to create the ISIS left behind army? I would think the US used Iraq’s money and assets which were stolen by the US after the disgusting, disgraceful, based on lies attack on Iraq, knowing there would be very little debt repayment required.
Let’s recall two very important occurences after the US destroyed a nation for no reason at all.?
I have to thank Mother B@Revolt of the Barbarians for reminding me of this forgotten bit of history. Thanks Mother B!!
First- The US wanted Iraq’s debt forgiven– “US wanted most of Iraq’s debt Forgiven”
Iraq’s debts are estimated at about $120 billion, and Washington was expected to press Iraq’s foreign creditors to forgive at least 80 percent of it as an Iraqi caretaker government prepares to take up the reins at the end of June. (Article dated 2004)
“In our view, I think it’s clear it shows the need for the reduction of the vast majority of Iraq’s debt,” considering its future oil revenues and costs of rebuilding the war-wracked country, said the official.
But the biggest creditors, France and Russia, favor a smaller reduction in Iraq’s obligations since they want to be repaid and because Iraq’s oil resources are seen by some as substantial enough to warrant it paying a larger portion.
Britain, like the US was all for the massive debt relief- Keep that in mind readers, keep that in mind!
The US claimed the debt was odious. And that the Iraqi people should not be held responsible for the debts incurred by a ‘tyrannical leader’. As if the US cared? They didn’t. The US simply had other ideas for Iraq’s wealth.
Not to waste one moment of plundering time the US set out to steal/redirect Iraqi funds under none other then the mouthpiece who has an opinion piece in WSJ today, L Paul Bremmer- Only American Can Prevent A Disaster
And it’s a sickening article- but there are some tidbits
“Removing Saddam Hussein upended a thousand years of Sunni domination in the lands of Mesopotamia”
Think about that, ok? Presently the US is reinstating an extremist form of Sunni domination in order to remake the Middle East. Saddam was no religious fanatic. Iraq was non sectarian then same as Syria is now.
Grab your barf bag and read the rest of L Paul Bremmer’s diatribe.
Second- Recall the plunder of Iraq under the watchful eyes of L Paul Bremmer?
Contemplate how all that stolen Iraqi wealth was used to create a massive left behind army of fanatics? That could then be used, as needed, to terrorize Iraq and other nations…such as we are seeing in Syria- today. This is not coincidence! It’s not incompetence. It’s a plan. The left behind armies are used as needed, for what was needed.ISIS is a left behind army. And the money used to build this army was stolen from Iraq.
The federal reserve fired up the presses- Stealing the real wealth of Iraq and the future of the Iraqi nation and her peoples and the US/NATO created their terror army
So, Mr Bremer, where did all the money go?
When Paul Bremer, the American pro consul in Baghdad until June last year, arrived in Iraq soon after the official end of hostilities, there was $6bn left over from the UN Oil for Food Programme, as well as sequestered and frozen assets, and at least $10bn from resumed Iraqi oil exports. Under Security Council Resolution 1483, passed on May 22 2003, all these funds were transferred into a new account held at the Federal Reserve Bank in New York, called the Development Fund for Iraq (DFI), and intended to be spent by the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) “in a transparent manner … for the benefit of the Iraqi people”.16 billion so farThe US Congress also voted to spend $18.4bn of US taxpayers’ money on the redevelopment of Iraq. By June 28 last year, however, when Bremer left Baghdad two days early to avoid possible attack on the way to the airport, his CPA had spent up to $20bn of Iraqi money, compared with $300m of US funds.Bremmer spent 20 billion Iraqi dollars, on what?The CPA maintained one fund of nearly $600m cash for which there is no paperwork:They have also discovered that $8.8bn that passed through the new Iraqi government ministries in Baghdad while Bremer was in charge is unaccounted for, with little prospect of finding out where it has gone. A further $3.4bn appropriated by Congress for Iraqi development has since been siphoned off to finance “security”.
The US stonewalled every attempt to account for the funds. And Bremmer left Iraq before the whitewashed report was released
There appears to have been good reason for the Americans to stall. At the end of June 2004, the CPA would be disbanded and Bremer would leave Iraq. There was no way the Bush administration would want independent auditors to publish a report into the financial propriety of its Iraqi administration while the CPA was still in existence and Bremer at its head still answerable to the press. So the report was published in July.
The independent auditors were from Kuwait, so, not independent.
An Iraqi hospital administrator told me that when he came to sign a contract, the American army officer representing the CPA had crossed out the original price and doubled it. The Iraqi protested that the original price was enough. The American officer explained that the increase (more than $1m) was his retirement package. When the Iraqi Governing Council asked Bremer why a contract to repair the Samarah cement factory was costing $60m rather than the agreed $20m, the American representative reportedly told them that they should be grateful the coalition had saved them from Saddam. Iraqis who were close to the Americans, had access to the Green Zone or held prominent posts in the new government ministries were also in a position personally to benefit enormously.
Millions of dollars in cash went missing from the Iraqi Central Bank. Between $11m and $26m worth of Iraqi property sequestered by the CPA was unaccounted for. The payroll was padded with hundreds of ghost employees.Millions of dollars were paid to contractors for phantom work. Some $3,379,505 was billed, for example, for “personnel not in the field performing work” and “other improper charges” on just one oil pipeline repair contract.
There is, of course, much more. So read it at the link above. It is clear that the US, under L Paul Bremer, stole funds from the Iraqis in order to create their left behind army- ISIS.
They had the money, the means and the incentive.