Conventional wisdom, what is conventional in Iraq or Mid-East for that matter?
Suspicions Run Deep in Iraq That C.I.A. and the Islamic State Are United
SEPT. 20, 2014 | NYT
BAGHDAD — The United States has conducted an escalating campaign of deadly airstrikes against the extremists of the Islamic State for more than a month. But that appears to have done little to tamp down the conspiracy theories still circulating from the streets of Baghdad to the highest levels of Iraqi government that the C.I.A. is secretly behind the same extremists that it is now attacking.
“We know about who made Daesh,” said Bahaa al-Araji, a deputy prime minister, using an Arabic shorthand for the Islamic State on Saturday at a demonstration called by the Shiite cleric Moktada al-Sadr to warn against the possible deployment of American ground troops. Mr. Sadr publicly blamed the C.I.A. for creating the Islamic State in a speech last week, and interviews suggested that most of the few thousand people at the demonstration, including dozens of members of Parliament, subscribed to the same theory. (Mr. Sadr is considered close to Iran, and the theory is popular there as well.)
The Islamic State . . . of Saudi Arabia
Between beheadings, they’ll help train the “moderate” Syrian rebels.
By Andrew C. McCarthy | NRO
September 20, 2014
The beheadings over the last several weeks were intended to terrorize, to intimidate, to coerce obedience, and to enforce a construction of sharia law that, being scripturally rooted, is draconian and repressive.
And let’s not kid ourselves: We know there will be more beheadings in the coming weeks, and on into the future. Apostates from Islam, homosexuals, and perceived blasphemers will face brutal persecution and death. Women will be treated as chattel and face institutionalized abuse. Islamic-supremacist ideology, with its incitements to jihad and conquest, with its virulent hostility toward the West, will spew from the mosques onto the streets. We will continue to be confronted by a country-sized breeding ground for anti-American terrorists.
The Islamic State? Sorry, no. I was talking about . . . our “moderate Islamist” ally, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
But the confusion is understandable.
Islamic State terrorists have infamously decapitated three of their prisoners in recent weeks. That is five fewer than the Saudi government decapitated in August alone. Indeed, it is three fewer beheadings than were carried out in September by the Free Syrian Army — the “moderate Islamists” that congressional Republicans have now joined Obama Democrats in supporting with arms and training underwritten by American taxpayer dollars. […/]
ISIS was created by the CIA at the behest of King Putt. Now it has gone rogue because of Putt’s dithering. It’s no wonder the Saudis are nervous. Their regime could be the next victims.
Every action by this admin has turned to unadulterated 100% certifiable shit. This action will be no different.
On a side note: seasoned CIA operatives, DHS, NSA, and other senior intel people have been leaving in droves because this admin refuses to heed any and all advice these experienced personnel have made. What’s left are yes men and women. Very dangerous.
Nox, who needs the CIA when they could just blame Obama? Its crumbling, indeed.
So all those people Obama can’t listen to are walking, just like the good military officers. I’d be tired of his charade too.
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