Who is the Islamic State? (aka ISIS, aka ISIL)

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Western Special Services Might Be Behind ISIS Terrorists - Intel Veteran

http://rt.com/politics/202499-islamic-state-sponsors-russian/

"The leaders of Islamic terrorists could be under the direct influence of NATO and Western powers..."

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President Obama wrote a secret letter to Iran's supreme leader about fighting ISIS.

Also, CNN says U.S. military indirectly coordinating activities in Iraq WITH IRAN, using Iraqi military as go-between.

 

NDPP

ISIS Has 200,000-Strong Force, Says Kurdish Leader

http://rt.com/news/205955-islamic-state-200000-fighters/

"Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants have an army of almost 200,000 fighters, over six times larger than previous CIA estimates, a senior Iraqi Kurdish leader has claimed.

The group's $400-a-month salary also provides a strong incentive for locals to take up arms...."

NDPP

$1M A Day!: ISIS Now 'World's Richest Terrorists' On Spoils of War

http://youtu.be/1vJ5B4I7oiE

"ISIS wants to start minting its own currency to challenge the global monetary system. RT's Maria Finoshina explains how the terrorists' economy made it this far."

NDPP

CNN: Libyan 'Rebels' Are Now ISIS  -  by Tony Cartalucci

http://nsnbc.me/2014/11/19/cnn-libyan-rebels-now-isis/

"...Almost immediately after NATO successfully destroyed Libya's government, it's terrorist proxies were mobilized to take part in NATO's next campaign against Syria..."

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Journalist who exposed ISIS has been killed (Oct 19)  in a suspicious car crash in Turkey. The US consulate has no interest in helping their national.

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  [Serena Shim had been reporting that] IS militants had crossed the border from Turkey into Syria in trucks apparently affiliated with NGOs, some of which allegedly bore World Food Organization symbols. She claimed that she had received images from Islamic State militants crossing the Turkish border and was one of the few reporters focusing on the matter.

Killed for reporting the news?

NDPP

The Debate: Does US Really Want to Defeat ISIL? (and vid)

http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/11/29/388078/does-us-really-want-to-d...

"In this edition of The Debate, Press TV has conducted an interview with Tony Gosling, investigative journalist from London, and Bob Ayers, former US intelligence officer, to ask them who is responsible for the rise of ISIL and to see whether the efforts for defeating the group is not enough..."

MUST WATCH - MI6 and creation of ISIL

 

'Western Policy of Destroying ISIS Completely Unsuccessful'

http://rt.com/op-edge/207623-us-middle-east-isis-drones/

"It is completely unsuccessful from the standpoint of destroying ISIS, but it's an enormous success story for ISIS. It is actually helping the Sunni Islamists recruit new people, more than a thousand every month from across Asia, Africa and the Middle East..."

 

What Do We Do About Canadians Joining ISIS

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2014/09/28/what_do_we_do_about...

"Academia, law enforcement and Muslim communities across the country are beginning to work together to check the flow of foreign fighters..."

 

 

NDPP

The Covert Origins of ISIS (and vid)

http://youtu.be/oMjXbuj7BPI

"Evidence exposing who put ISIS in power and how it was done..."

NDPP

John Maguire ISIS Video is 'Silly' Say Radicalization Experts

http://cbc.ca/news/john-maguire-isis-video-is-silly-say-radicalization-e...

ISIS the silly Canadian version...

NDPP

Gunman Takes Hostages in Sydney Cafe, Displays Black 'Jihadist' Flag (and vid)

http://rt.com/news/214395-australia-sydney-hostages-isis/

"The hostages were forced to hold a black flag with an Arabic inscription, prompting fears that ruthless 'Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL? militants were behind the attack.

Another report claimed the gunmen have explosive suicide belts..."

 

#Sydney Siege: 'Islamist' Hostage Drama in Australia LIVE UPDATES

http://rt.com/news/214399-sydney-hostages-islamists-updates/

"Another report claimed the gunmen have explosive suicide belts"

False-flag?

NDPP

'No Terrorist Group Can Survive Unless Some Govt Finances It' - Terrorist Economy Expert (and vid)

http://rt.com/shows/sophieco/214403-terrorism-business-money-jihad/

"Where do terrorists get their money? How are the atrocities financed? We ask these questions to economist and expert on the terrorist financial world Loretta Napoleoni on Sophie&Co today..."

NDPP

Who Created Cartoon Character 'Man Haron Monis' Behind 'Sydney Siege' Circus  -  by Tony Cartalucci

http://www.activistpost.com/2014/12/who-created-cartoon-character-man-ha...

"Previously an outspoken critic of the Iranian government, was interviewed by Australian media in 2001, loved Western society...As predicted, the suspect amid the 'Sydney Siege' has long been known on the radar of Australian law enforcement as well as a frequent visitor to Australia's court system.

He was interviewed by Australia's ABC network in 2001 as part of an ongoing anti-Iranian propaganda campaign."

NDPP

Ayatollah Khamenei's 6 Reasons to Prove ISIS Serves the US and Israel (and vid)

http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.ca/2014/12/ayatollah-khameneis-6-reasons-t...

 

NDPP

Q&A: German Journalist on Surviving ISIL

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/2014/12/qa-german-journalist-surviving-...

"German journalist Jurgen Todenhofer, 74, embedded with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and spent 10 days in Mosul in northern Iraq with its fighters.

As far as our meetings with the ISIL fighters were concerned, the discussions were very hard. I have read the Quran many times and I always asked them about the value of mercy in Islam. I didn't see any mercy in their behaviour. Something that I don't understand at all is the enthusiasm in their plan of religious cleansing, planning to kill the non-believers. They will also kill democrats because they believe that they put the laws of human beings above the commandments of God.

There were very difficult discussions, especially when they were talking about the number of people who they are ready to kill. They were talking about hundreds of millions. They were enthusiastic about it, and I just can't understand that.

I had three strong impressions of ISIL. The first one was that ISIL is much stronger than we think. They have conquered an area which is bigger than Great Britain. Every day hundreds of new enthusiastic fighters are arriving. There is incredible enthusiasm that I have never seen in war zones.

Secondly, the brutality of their religious cleansing is on another level. And thirdly, I think the strategy of the western countries is completely wrong. They are a terror-breeding programme. We had fewer terrorsts before 2001 and these bombardments...Western countries will not defeat ISIS. Only Arabs..."

NDPP

ISIS Fight: Canadian Special Forces Came Under Fire In The Last Week

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/isis-fight-canadian-special-forces-came-...

"Brig Gen Michael Rouleau, commander of the Canadian special forces operations command, said the forces came under 'immediate and effective mortar fire' and responded with sniper fire 'neutralizing the mortar and the machine gun position.'

And so, contrary to what we were told, CF boots are 'on the ground' in Iraq,  actively engaged in combat with the same 'enemy' that we previously supported in Syria.

These things no longer matter since nobody is keeping track one way or the other anyway.

NDPP

USRAELI Foreign Policy Revealed: Ex-CIA Senior Operations Officer For 'Sunni-Shia' War (and vid)

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article40777.htm

"The thing was ideal when IS was advancing on Baghdad because Sunnis were killing Shias. That's exactly what we need - Our best hope right now is to get the Sunnis and Shias fighting each other and let them bleed each other white..."

NDPP

Stephen Harper's Lovely Little War: Walkom

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/01/23/stephen-harpers-lovely-lit...

"Canada's war is casualty-free now. But the pressure for mission creep is inexorable.

The Iraq war against Islamic State militants is Canada's third in 13 years. The first two were not stunning successes."

NDPP

Burnt Offering  -  by Jennifer Loewenstein

http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/02/04/burnt-offering/

"No sane human being will applaud the latest act of unspeakable barbarism carried out by ISIS against its hostage, the Jordanian pilot, First Lieutenant Moaz al Kasabeh. Too many people will nevertheless point to this latest unspeakable murder as a rationale for continued, even stepped up efforts by the US and its 'coalition partners', including (tragically) Jordan, to bomb it into oblivion.

Thanks to our media and to the mainstream political commentators in the United States, it will be decidedly more difficult for the average news reader to discern that this is the worst possible action our leaders can take..."

Paladin1

NDPP wrote:

Burnt Offering  -  by Jennifer Loewenstein

http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/02/04/burnt-offering/

"No sane human being will applaud the latest act of unspeakable barbarism carried out by ISIS against its hostage, the Jordanian pilot, First Lieutenant Moaz al Kasabeh. Too many people will nevertheless point to this latest unspeakable murder as a rationale for continued, even stepped up efforts by the US and its 'coalition partners', including (tragically) Jordan, to bomb it into oblivion.

Thanks to our media and to the mainstream political commentators in the United States, it will be decidedly more difficult for the average news reader to discern that this is the worst possible action our leaders can take..."

 

I forced myself to watch this video.   They put him in a cage, set him on fire, dumped bricks and rocks on the cage and then smooshed it.

 

I'm sure if we leave them alone they will stop cutting peoples heads off or burning them alive.  That kind of crazy fanaticisim tells me they want to co-exist peacefully with the rest of human-kind.  Maybe a seat at the UN?

6079_Smith_W

Oh, so Japan is suddenly an Imperial, colonial power again now that they have had the misfortune of having two of their citizens butchered.

I suppose it is too much to expect that counterpunch will remember that next time the subject is causes of WWII. I thought the party line was that it was all American aggression, and Manchuria was just some sort of natural expansion, or something .

And this:

Jordan executes two prisoners in response to burning alive of pilot.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/jordan-executes-2-al-qaeda-prisoners-after-...

Bec.De.Corbin Bec.De.Corbin's picture

Watched it as well, that was some horrific shit but I kind'a saw what they were doing. It appeared to me they were trying to mimic how their guys are dying from bombing attacks; getting burnt up, having buildings fall down on them and getting crushed under the rubble. That and they are just trying to scare the shit out of people.

NDPP

yes Bec, but when 'our' bombs burn and crush people to death, it's always for good and noble ends. 'Democracy' or 'Freedom' or 'Responsibility To Protect' etc.  ISIS is the West's own Frankenstein monster...

 

Jordanian Pilot Death, Blowback of West Policy: Analyst (and vid)

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2015/02/04/396161/West-policy-towards-ISIL...

"Press TV has conducted an interview with John Wight, journalist and political commentator to discuss the gruesome murder of a Jordanian pilot by the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group.

Wight believes the policy being followed by the West and its allies in the Middle East with regard to the conflict in Syria has now backfired in their faces..."

 

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I'm sure if we leave them alone they will stop cutting peoples heads off or burning them alive.  That kind of crazy fanaticisim tells me they want to co-exist peacefully with the rest of human-kind.

I'm sure all they hope for is to return to the just and peaceful existence they were enjoying before The West started harrassing them for no reason.

Paladin1

Hanging prisoners belonging to an organization that makes readily use of suicide bombers doesn't strike me as an effective punishment or reponse.

 

Historically when soldiers were mistreated, abused tortured or murdered by their captors they tended to fight harder.  ISIS may find out countries like Jordan are quicker to set aside the Laws of Armed Conflict.

Paladin1

Mr. Magoo wrote:

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I'm sure if we leave them alone they will stop cutting peoples heads off or burning them alive.  That kind of crazy fanaticisim tells me they want to co-exist peacefully with the rest of human-kind.

I'm sure all they hope for is to return to the just and peaceful existence they were enjoying before The West started harrassing them for no reason.

So the west starts moving out of their AOR and scaling back their foot print on the ground ISIS, wanting to get back to their peaceful roots, move in and start chopping off heads? Not westernerns (for the most part) but their own people...

Makes sense.

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

If it's any consolation, they won't really be harming "their own" people... just apostates and infidels who had it coming.

NorthReport
alan smithee alan smithee's picture

There was a shooting at a Muslim private school today in NDG.

Could we call this an act of terrorism?

Nevermind.

NorthReport

alan,

If, and hopefully it never happens, that ISIL captures and executes a Canadian, Harper might end up getting that 250 seat majority that Paul Martin bless his loser's soul, never got.

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

I guess if some terrorists take credit for it, or if any kind of hate message or "warning message" is found, perhaps you can, alan.

Meanwhile, though, in case anyone's thinking alan is referring to another school shooting (like, with actual guns and victims and suchlike) it actually appears that someone took some potshots at the school windows with a pellet gun over the weekend.

NorthReport

Well said Magoo

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"Jihad John" was radicalized by MI5, according to CAGE, a London-based independent advocacy organization.

Who is Mohammed Emwazi aka "Jihad John"? The story of Mohammed Emwazi

Mohammed Emwazi is 26 years old British citizen. He was born in Kuwait in 1988, but moved to the UK at the age of six with his family and has lived there since. Raised and educated in West London, he went on to complete a degree in 2009. He hoped that with this degree he could build a successful career in Arab countries, particularly as he was fluent in Arabic, English and a British citizen. After completing his studies Mohammed began making plans for settling down, for his future. As for most, this included marriage. Regarding this, he was speaking to a potential spouse and her family over the phone back in his home country, Kuwait and the only step that remained was for him to go there and formally conduct the marriage contract.

The group Cage released a set of case files, running to nearly 10,000 words, which showed that Emwazi had been subjected to repeated harassment from the UK intelligence services for years before he had joined ISIS. This was a major revelation, going far beyond what the Washington Post had uncovered. It showed that:

The MI5 agent then attempted to turn Emwazi into an informant. He told Emwazi that ‘this was an opportunity for him – not a lot of people got to meet MI5.’ Emwazi refused. In response, the agent replied: ‘You’re going to have a lot of trouble…you’re going to be known…you’re going to be followed…life will be harder for you".

Thereafter, the harassment continued and intensified which led to him losing two fiancée's, his job and new life in Kuwait. The harassment and abuse he suffered, was all without criminal charges ever being brought against him, with the legal remedies available to him failing, he attempted to start a new life abroad in Kuwait only to be blocked by the UK security agencies continually.

The CAGE press conference on Jihadi John / Emwazi Video

Why Britain won’t talk about crucial elements of Jihadi John’s story

Sky News duly began her interview with a CAGE spokesman by asking “What level of harassment by the security services here in the United Kingdom justifies beheadings?” – a plainly preposterous straw man argument that literally no-one was making. Liberal pin-up Jon Snow also glossed over the evidence produced by CAGE, before getting down to the most important business of the day: demanding that their spokespeople condemn terrorism, and seeking to belittle them when they question why this demand is only ever made of Muslims, or worse still, refuse to participate in the ridiculous spectacle.

It was already a nailed-on certainty that the government and the media would turn the “extremist” spotlight onto CAGE and its supporters in a witch hunt that would make McCarthy blush. But having anointed Peter Oborne the Supreme Ruler of Media Integrity for taking on the Telegraph, perhaps they should ask him what he thinks about CAGE’s treatment at the hands of the establishment. Or reflect on CAGE’s founder and director’s own experience at the hands of MI5, or his three-and-a-half years of illegal detention in Guantanamo Bay and Belmarsh prisons. Nope: they’re just “apologists for terrorism”, guilty until proven innocent.

Human rights and social justice groups should be supporting CAGE in its endeavours to uncover the extra-judicial prosecution of the “war on terror” in this country. They won’t because they’re scared of the “public perception”.

iyraste1313

Conclusion

These elements allow one to easily predict the future : in a few months, maybe even as early as late March, Washington and Tehran would reach an overall agreement. The United States will renew contact with Syria, closely followed by the European states, including France. We will discover that the el-Assad is neither a dictator nor a torturer. Therefore, the war against Syria will come to an end, while the main jihadist forces would be eliminated by a true international coalition. When this is all over, the surviving jihadists would be sent by the CIA to the Russian Caucasus and Chinese Xinjiang.

Thierry Meyssan

 

ikosmos ikosmos's picture

 

USA! USA! How many kids did you kill today?!

Now We Know Why ISIS Cover Up Their Hands and Arms

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

And here's the original that was faked from.  Took me about 15 seconds to find.

[IMG]http://i59.tinypic.com/293cche.jpg[/IMG]

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bwa ha ha ha. Always ready to leap to the defense of the Yanqui Empire, eh Magoo?

If you had bothered to read the story, then you would have noticed that the authors acknowledged that the photo was photo=shopped. They posted it anway, just to draw attention to the many agents provocateurs by the USA, including in ISIS.

Anyway, my own posting was provocative. Which was helpful in smoking out the Yanqui sycophants. lol.

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

Here's the same photograph on the Daily Telegraph site, from nine months ago.

So what story are we supposed to read that calls this out as faked?

MegB

ikosmos wrote:

bwa ha ha ha. Always ready to leap to the defense of the Yanqui Empire, eh Magoo?

Anyway, my own posting was provocative. Which was helpful in smoking out the Yanqui sycophants. lol.

If you're accusing babblers of being "Yanqui sycophants" that's a personal attack, despite the "lol". Not permitted here, as you well know.

Slumberjack

Noted here as well just in case.  Jeez, so many rules to keep track of.

voice of the damned

Mr. Magoo wrote:

Here's the same photograph on the Daily Telegraph site, from nine months ago.

So what story are we supposed to read that calls this out as faked?

The article itself says that the photo is faked. Though I'm not sure what the Friends Of Syria thought they were going to prove by publishing it, when the first thing they do is admit that it's photoshopped.

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

Ya, it says

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We are aware that this photo had been photoshopped to make a point, but not made by us. It states clearly who was promoting the photo.

... but at first I assumed they must have meant that it was photoshopped in order to highlight and enlarge the tattoo.  It made no sense (and continues to make no sense) that they would suggest it was a total fake-up when the first paragraph of the article states

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This ASTONISHING PICTURE has just been tweeted by British MP George Galloway; it’s astonishing because it exposes US troops posing as ISIS TERRORISTS…So there are obviously factions within the US military and government who are engaged in terrorism

Anyway, in the spirit of whatever the hell that all was:

This ASTONISHING PICTURE has just been uploaded by Mr. Magoo; it’s astonishing because it shows a turtle flying through the air beside a plane… So there are obviously turtles that possess the power of flight, just like birds.

[IMG]http://i60.tinypic.com/2gwi72w.jpg[/IMG]

Mr. Magoo is aware that this photo had been photoshopped to make a point, but not made by him. It states clearly who was promoting the photo.

Now, please take me seriously when I try to talk about REAL flying turtles.

NDPP

ISIL Bulldozes Ancient Iraqi City of Nimrud

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2015/03/05/400448/ISIL-bulldozes-ancient-c...

"The Takfiri ISIL militants have 'bulldozed' the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq, Iraqi government officials say..."

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

Nigeria's Boko Haram pledges allegiance to Islamic State

Perhaps they could officiate their union and commemorate this wonderful occasion with an exchange of kidnapped "brides".

6079_Smith_W

NDPP wrote:

ISIL Bulldozes Ancient Iraqi City of Nimrud

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2015/03/05/400448/ISIL-bulldozes-ancient-c...

"The Takfiri ISIL militants have 'bulldozed' the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq, Iraqi government officials say..."

It is a terrible crime. Unfortunate that similar distruction of a 1500 year old site doesn't cause worldwide outrage:

dies.org/2009/08/alabama-city-destroying-ancient-indian-mound-for-sams-club.html

NDPP

I couldn't agree more. And the same root causes: euro-predation, colonialism and imperialism.

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NDPP

What Inspires ISIL's New Recruits (and vid)

http://www.presstv.com/Video/2015/02/27/399400/What-inspires-ISILs-new-r...

George Galloway tackles the topic in his weekly call-in show.

6079_Smith_W

@ Magoo. Thanks

and @ NDPP

There are differences, and the fact that WalMart did it just because it was in the way is actually more mind-boggling. At least ISIS did it for a reason. Though they are also allegedly selling artifacts for profit.

While artifacts like that do belong in their home countries, this is one case where it is a good thing some of them are in museums elsewhere.

 

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At least ISIS did it for a reason.

What was that reason (that presumably makes more sense than "it was in the way")?

Bacchus

God told them to

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