The cost of Obama’s dirty deal to protect the Saudi wing of the Anglo-Dutch empire by continuing George W. Bush’s cover-up of the suppressed 28 pages of the 9/11 report, includes a renewed “civil war” in Iraq, where, after more than 4,400 Americans died in the Bush-Tony Blair imperial war, Al Qaeda now controls a key part of the country.
Over the weekend of Jan. 4-5, Al Qaeda in Iraq, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or the Levant (ISIS and ISIL) took over Fallujah and Ramadi, the key cities of Anbar, the Sunni province in Western Iraq, courtesy of support from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and other Gulf financiers of the jihadi armies that have been used to fight Syrian President Bashar al Assad. And although the Iraqi military has received some equipment from the U.S. and Russia to counter Al Qaeda and has succeeded in regaining some areas with the help of Sunni tribes, the war is far from over. Middle East sources have told EIR that there is an advanced plan by the ISIL and allied jihadis to create an Al Qaeda mini-state carved out of Western Iraq and Northern Syria, and this plan is well funded by the Saudis and Gulf allies.
A conference call sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) on Jan. 8 and addressed by neo-conservative ally Max Boot and LA Times reporter Dan Parker shows how deep the cover-up of the Saudi role goes. For nearly an hour, these experts came up with every phony “internal” Iraqi reason to explain why Al Qaeda has been able to flourish — except the truth: naming the Saudi and Wahhabi hand behind imperial sectarian warfare designed to destroy nation states.
When asked point-blank about the funding of the jihadis, including ISIL and ISIS by the Gulf countries and private organizations, Parker, a former Baghdad bureau chief for the LA Times, immediately dismissed it as mere “talk” with little substance. He said that Sunnis like to claim they are getting support from the Gulf, but he saw little evidence of large financing in the protests he observed. Nonetheless, Parker dubbed the Al Qaeda fighting as a “civil war” in Iraq.
Boot, who blames the failure in Iraq entirely on Obama’s exit strategy, admitted that there is a “bleed-over” from the Syrian war, but also refused to identify the Saudi role. The cover-up continues at the highest levels of the White House, and Wall Street institutions exemplified by CFR.