James Jeffrey, the former ambassador to Iraq and currently a senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, has called for killing ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
“There is no reasoning with them, there is no containing them, you have to kill them,” Jeffrey told Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, a Defense One contributor and a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy is a spin-off of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. It is closely aligned with the American Enterprise Institute and the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, two neocon groups largely responsible for the Iraq invasion of 2003 and for shaping the current war on terror environment.
Because WINEP is an intimate partner with the CFR, we can consider Lemmon’s article a propaganda piece.
She quotes others, including Nikolay Mladenov, who call for a military response to the ISIS contrivance cobbled together by the CIA, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and Kuwait.
Mladenov is the former program director for George Soros’ Open Society Foundation in Sofia, Bulgaria, and held a position at the World Bank before he was appointed as United Nations Special Representative for Iraq and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq.
“What can be achieved through a Constitutional political process cannot be achieved through an exclusively military response. Security must be restored, but the root causes of violence must be addressed,” Mladenov told Lemmon.
Iraq was stable prior to George Bush the Elder’s invasion in 1990. It was ruled in brutal fashion by a CIA operative, Saddam Hussein, that is until the globalists decided regime change was in the cards. Hussein’s service was no longer required because the Soviet Union was in the process of dissolution at the time. Iraq had been considered a buffer and strategic asset during the Cold War. The CIA had installed the Ba’ath Party and Saddam Hussein, who had earlier worked as an assassin for the agency when it moved to depose Iraqi leader General Abd al-Karim Qasim.
In the aftermath of George W. Bush’s Iraq invasion in 2003, following a decade of punitive sanctions killing more than 750,000 children, the U.S. and the British engineered Iraqi terror attacks as part of its destabilization process. They created al-Qaeda in Iraq. This would eventually morph into ISIS, now simply IS for Islamic State, led by the mercurial Abdullah al-Rashid al-Baghdadi.
None of this essential background information is disclosed by junior writers for the CFR or the neocons operating out of Israel’s WINEP. Instead, we are to believe al-Qaeda and its bastard children, more psychopathic than their parent, are purely indigenous and representative of a growing threat to the American homeland.
Meanwhile, the United States Institute of Peace, a bastardization of George Washington’s call for the establishment of a “proper peace establishment,” is suggesting the American tax payer enable the “rebels” in Syria in order to more effectively fight ISIS in Iraq.
“The events in Iraq are stiffening the resolve of those inside Syria who are opposed to ISIS,” U.S. Institute of Peace Vice President Steven Heydemann told Lemmon. “They see these atrocities, they have lived under ISIS, they know what ISIS represents and they don’t like it. They see this extension of ISIS power as a threat at the end of the day because they understand that if ISIS were to consolidate its authority in Iraq it would be in a position to expand more forcefully into Syria.”
Heydemann, who is connected to the National Endowment for Democracy, the U.S. government front organization that now does what the CIA specialized in – overthrowing disfavored governments – has faithfully pushed the fallacy the United States is behind “moderate” mercenaries in Syria.
In fact, the United States, in collaboration with the fossilized Gulf monarchies and Turkey, has worked closely with al-Qaeda affiliates, the only force capable of going toe-to-toe with Bashar al-Assad’s military, a tough military hardened by the prospect of going to war with Israel.
The Free Syrian Army, or what is left of it – most fighters have defected to al-Nusra and other jihadist groups – are “quite concerned to use their interactions with us to make sure we understood how they wanted to be perceived, which was as good Muslims, observant Muslims, but not head-cutters or heart-eaters,” Heydemann said. “They wanted us to take away from our encounters with them a sense of what it means to be ‘moderate’ in this environment.”
This, of course, is well known by WINEP, the CFR, the Obama State Department and Pentagon, and the neocons. All are pushing for violent jihad in the Middle East as the most effective way to realize creative destruction.
The so-called “moderates” are more likely to engage in photo ops with Senator John McCain and attend endless policy meetings and reshuffle their organizational flowchart far from the battlefield. They will not defeat al-Assad and they certainly will not pose a challenge to ISIS.