Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Brussels Attack : The True Implications Of ISIS Links

Obama and his mass-murdering CIA "ISIS" creation documented, no longer in doubt  

By Tony Cartalucci

Just days after arresting French-born Belgium national and terror suspect Salah Abdeslam in Brussels, a coordinated terror attack unfolded in the very same city, killing 34 and injuring many more.

NBC News has already announced that European officials are linking the attack to ISIS, though it is unclear whether or not Abdeslam’s network – which carried out the November 2015 Paris terror attacks – was directly involved.

Abdeslam’s “Terror Ring” 

Police in Brussels were still hunting for several other alleged accomplices of Abdeslam, including Najim Laachraoui and Mohamed Abrini.

Laachraoui and Abrini, like virtually every other suspect involved in a string of terrorist attacks across North America, Europe, and Australia, were well known to Western security agencies, having both been documented as having traveled to Syria to fight against Damascus under ISIS, with Abrini having been arrested and jailed several times in the past, and Laachraoui already having a 2014 international arrest warrant issued for him in connection to a trial involving recruiting Europeans to fight for ISIS.

The International Business Times would report in their article, “Manhunt for last Isis Paris attacks fugitives: Who are Najim Laachraoui and Mohamed Abrini?,” that:

"Mohamed Abrini, 31, is among Europe’s most wanted fugitives since he was filmed with Abdeslam at a petrol station on a highway to Paris on 11 November aboard a Renault Clio that was used in the attacks two days later. Described as “armed and dangerous” in a European arrested warrant the Belgian-Moroccan is believed to have travelled to Syria after serving short stints in jail for petty crime and robberies."

"Laachraoui is thought to have studied electro-mechanical engineering at a Catholic high school in Schaerbeek, the Institut de la Sainte-Famille d’helmet, graduating in 2012. He was already known to be in Syria in 2013, and was the subject of an international arrest warrant in 2014."

And because Laachraoui’s DNA is alleged to have been found at several scenes linked to the terror network, it appears that he too may have been in custody at least long enough to provide a DNA sample as a reference to now match him to evidence collected in the aftermath of the 2015 Paris attacks.

And even regarding Abdeslam himself, the BBC would report in their article, “Paris attacks: Who were the attackers?,” that:

"Some reports have said he spent time in prison for robbery where he met suspected ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud. He had earlier been sacked as a technician on the Brussels tram system, for missing work. Dutch police said they had detained Salah Abdeslam briefly in February, fining him €70 (£49) for possession of cannabis."

In other words, all of the suspects have been under the nose, on the radar, and in the prisons of Western security agencies on and off for years, yet were still able to carry out at least one high profile terrorist attack – possibly two, and with the vast majority of the suspects involved having traveled to Syria to fight alongside ISIS before inexplicably being allowed to re-enter Europe and rejoin society without consequence – as if inviting them to take their extremism to the next level.

Brussels Bombing Already Being Linked to ISIS

The Guardian’s “Brussels attack: were they revenge for Abdeslam’s arrest?,” attempted to link the bombings in Brussels to the arrest of Abdeslam and the Paris attack terror network. The op-ed acknowledges that these terrorist attacks are being carried out by locals – Europeans – using local resources.

Should the Brussels attack be linked to this same terror network, it will greatly complicate efforts by some to leverage this tragedy to further their agendas against refugees and even to change the dynamics of the war in Syria itself.

"ISIS" merc with CIA airdrop of weapons in Syria

Europeans are clearly already being radicalized and then leaving to Syria to fight alongside ISIS and then returning – rather than a torrent of foreigners streaming in from abroad and carrying out violence against European targets.

Should the Brussels attack turn out to be the work of this ISIS-linked terror group, considering the familiarity European security agencies had with all the suspects long before even the 2015 Paris attacks, indicates criminal negligence at best, and complicity at worst.

But even if the attacks are the work of foreign ISIS militants, one should consider the West’s admitted role in the creation and perpetuation of ISIS in the first place.

The West Created ISIS as a Weapon of Geopolitical Coercion 

ISIS’ own alleged agenda of transforming the world into a “caliphate” is cartoonishly absurd. In reality, it is clear that ISIS shows up and exercises force in regions of the world the US and its allies cannot intervene in directly. This includes North Africa, the Middle East, and even as far as Asia.

Far from a “conspiracy theory,” it would be the US’ own Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) that would admit as much in a leaked 2012 report (.pdf) which stated:

If the situation unravels there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist principality in eastern Syria (Hasaka and Der Zor), and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime, which is considered the strategic depth of the Shia expansion.

To clarify just who these “supporting powers” were that sought the creation of a “Salafist” (Islamic) principality” (State), the DIA report explains:

The West, Gulf countries, and Turkey support the opposition; while Russia, China, and Iran support the regime.

Between this admission, and an earlier exposé in 2007 by veteran journalist Seymour Hersh in his New Yorker piece titled, “The Redirection” where US and Saudi plans to use Al Qaeda to wage proxy war on Syria and Iran were revealed, it is clear that both Al Qaeda and ISIS are being used by the West to wage war on Damascus, Baghdad, Tehran, and even Moscow.

ISIS supply lines clearly, even admittedly run from NATO territory in Turkey where the US and its regional allies have categorically failed to interdict them and even appear to be aiding and abetting the flow of men and materiel into ISIS-held territory in Syria and Iraq. These supply lines are what has allowed pressure to be continuously placed upon Damascus and its allies over the past 5 years in ways nonexistent “moderate rebels” couldn’t.

In Indonesia, as Jakarta clearly began re-balancing toward Beijing, ISIS carried out its first deadly attack on the Southeast Asian nation. Thailand’s similar re-balancing also prompted threats from the US that an “ISIS attack” was imminent.

In Europe, where the flames of a “clash of civilizations” are being furiously and intentionally fanned, ISIS serves as a constant implement to empower extremists on both sides, while drowning out the voices of unity, moderation, and peace in the middle. It allows for a growing police state and xenophobic tendencies to flourish at home, while justifying further war abroad.

While some Western newspapers are already trying to frame the Belgium attack as “incompetence” by European security agencies, there must be a better explanation as to why this “war with ISIS” continues to drag on, when the source of ISIS’ fighting capacity appears to be within rather than beyond the West – and aiding rather than opposing Western special interests.

Tony Cartalucci is a Bangkok-based geopolitical researcher and writer, especially for the online magazine New Eastern Outlook”.

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Brussels Tragedy : Terrorists Strike Again

Opening the door for more government fascism and suspension of civil liberties  

By Andrei Akulov

The world is shocked by the tragedy that occurred in the Belgian capital. The events prompted the feelings of grief and indignation among millions of people around the globe. 

It challenges the bedrock principles worked out over the human history. This terrorist evil is becoming the plague of the 21st century.

On 22 March 2016, three explosions occurred in Brussels: two at Brussels airport and one at Maalbeek metro station. At least 34 people are reported to have been killed, with dozens injured.

Shots were fired and shouts in Arabic were heard before the blasts. Some reports say it was a suicide attack. According to Belgian media, the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has claimed responsibility.

The attacks came four days after Salah Abdeslam, the main fugitive in the Paris attacks, was seized in Brussels. Belgium's Interior Minister Jan Jambon warned on March 21 that the country was on the highest level of alert for possible revenge attacks after the capture of the suspect.

Prime Minister Charles Michel called the latest attacks "blind, violent and cowardly," adding: "This is a day of tragedy, a black day... I would like to call on everyone to show calmness and solidarity."

"New normal" for the EU?  Sacrificing civil liberties for "safety?"

The European Commission, the EU's executive arm, told employees to stay indoors or at home. All meetings at EU institutions located in Brussels were cancelled.

The US European Command and NATO went on higher alert. At NATO headquarters in Mons, a Brussels suburb, Jens Stoltenberg, the Secretary General of the alliance, said, "We have decided to increase the alert state at NATO Headquarters. We remain vigilant and continue to monitor the situation very closely."

The ramifications were immediately felt outside Belgium as well.

In the US the Washington's Metro police announced that it would be increasing K9 sweeps and police patrols as a precaution.

Brussels attack a gift from heaven for DHS and enemies of the Constitution

European capitals also went on higher security alerts, fearing copycat attacks. Eurostar, a high-speed railway that goes to England and France, noted a number of schedule and other changes, including canceling service between London and Brussels. The police in the UK have increased their presence at certain locations, including transport hubs like London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports. France deployed 1,600 more police around the country.

It was expected. As far back as January this year, Europol director Rob Wainwright told the media that the Islamic State (IS) group is expanding its activities to a global level, with a focus on the European Union, which should prepare for more frequent acts of terror similar to the recent Paris attacks.

According to him, "The so-called Islamic State has developed a new combat-style capability to carry out a campaign of large-scale terrorist attacks on a global stage – with a particular focus in Europe."

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said he wanted to be honest with the public and tell them to expect more attacks like the ones carried out by the Islamic State in France in November 2015. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference in Germany held this February, he said: "We are at war with terrorism; we need to be sincere with our people and we need to tell them there will be other attacks, major attacks – this is something we know for sure."

In propaganda videos published over the past few weeks, IS fighters warned of imminent, major attacks against France, Britain, Italy and Spain – the last one as punishment for having expelled Muslim rulers from Andalusia 500 years ago.

The IS still relies on propaganda to maintain its dominance in the ranks of global jihad and draw new recruits to expand the “caliphate”, which remains its ultimate goal. In the absence of battlefield successes in Syria, Iraq, or elsewhere, the group can fill a void by staging further, spectacular attacks in the West that garner global coverage.

This is not the first time Europe is confronted by terrorism. However, what happened in Brussels exceeds the scale of an ordinary terrorist attack. The coordinated actions of those who perpetrated this heinous crime attest that they have a well-organized and structured force behind them. This is a well-planned Europe-wide operation with clear goals set.

The Western support for the “Arab Spring” has backlashed with refugee flows flooding Europe and terrorist attacks becoming routine. The flawed Middle East policy resulted in the spread of terrorist activities and the emergence of the Islamic State. For instance, the Iraq War created a large number of Sunni armed groups, including al-Qaeda in Iraq. The latter joined other Sunni insurgency groups in 2006 to form the Islamic State. The recruitment ground for these groups consisted of Sunnis who lost jobs and livelihoods as a result of Western military intervention in Iraq.

It’s enough to remember the fact that the Islamic State top brass is nobody else, but former Iraqi Army's elite.

The link between Western interventions and the strengthening of terrorist groups was also evident after the overthrow of Gaddafi in Libya. Under the nose of Western surveillance, Libyan arms depots were looted and weapons sent to Syria through a NATO ally – Turkey.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh wrote an article in April 2014, in which he exposed a classified agreement between the CIA, Turkey and the Syrian rebels to create the “rat line” – the covert network used to channel weapons and ammunition from Libya to Syria through Turkey.

The funding was provided by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, with full knowledge of the US authorities.

Now the terrorist attacks make the West belatedly realize that its own policy in the Middle East and complacency towards extremism have allowed the pernicious Islamic influences to spread around.

The wave of terrorist attacks throughout the whole world and, in particular, in Europe, makes Russia and the West natural allies in the fight against a common threat. 

One of the goals pursued by the Russian military operation in Syria was to prevent Russian citizens, who had joined the Islamic State (IS), from coming home. The Islamic State threatened to come to Russia to “free Chechnya and the entire Caucasus” as well as to destabilize the country.

From Russia’s perspective, the picture is more than alarming.

Russia and the US-led coalition could agree to coordinate their activities in Syria and launch a negotiation process under the UN auspices; they could also come to an agreement on other issues, including fighting the Islamic State in the Middle East and Europe.

On March 22, President Putin discussed the tragic events with Finish President Sauli Niinistö on a visit to Russia.

Russian President Vladimir Putin offered his condolences to King Philippe of Belgium over the death of civilians as a result of the terrorist attacks. "The head of the Russian state condemned this barbaric crime, which has no justification and which confirms once again that terrorism knows no borders and threatens the peoples all over the world," the Russian presidential press service reported.

"The fight against this evil requires the most active international interaction," Putin noted. The Russian President said he is convinced that the murderers and their accomplices will face their due punishment, and offered his words of sympathy to the families and friends of those killed and wished a speedy recovery to those injured.

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The blame for this can be laid squarely at the feet of Merkel, Juncker, Hollande, Cameron, Tusk and the "mainstream media" - in particular CNN - that continue to shill for the importation of the "migrants" into the EU

By Dieter Rucks

Once a bastion of freedom and cosmopolitan culture, Brussels yesterday resembled an armed encampment following two bomb blasts at Brussels’ Zaventem Airport in the early morning, one an apparent suicide bomb with another bomb exploding at the Maalbeek Metro station, close to the headquarters of the European Union. 

A wounded man lies outside the metro
Belgian authorities report at least 14 killed and 2 injured in the Zaventem airport bombing and 20 confirmed dead, 130 wounded in the metro station blast. 

There have been conflicting reports on the numbers of dead and injured from both attacks, with various local media reporting different casualty numbers and Belgain authorities for the moment reluctant to comment for the record.

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel confirmed that the blasts were terrorist attacks. 

Three Americans from the State of Utah have been reported injured in the attacks. Their identities are listed asare 66-year-old Richard Norby, 20-year-old Joseph Empey and 19-year-old Mason Wells.

Federal Prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw has released the security camera images of three men shown pushing airport luggage carts through the concourse. He said that they are currently the main suspects.

Blast damage inside the airport

Belgian authorities shut down all Brussels metro stations and evacuated the city's airport.

Two nuclear power plants in Belgium sent home all but essential staff: one in Tihange and the other in Doel. Belgian authorities ordered this evacuation, though a representative refused to comment.

A private security guard helps a wounded women outside the Maalbeek metro station in Brussels

One survivor, a French national named Edme' who refused to give his last name sat outside the EU headquarters, blood from several shrapnel wounds dotting his shirt put the blame on Merkel and Hollande: "They (Merkel and Hollande) are responsible for this insanity, their inviting in people from Syria and Iraq with no idea who or what they are… and now this. We (his family) are going to leave the EU, move to another continent as the Europe we knew is no more."

Dieter Rucks is The 5th Estate correspondent in the EU and is based in Paris.



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