Jihadist Frankenstein made in the U.S.A
November 17, 2013
Rep. Mike Rogers, the Michigan Republican who heads up the House Intelligence Committee, is worried about al-Qaeda finding its way into America.
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“Most of the more than 1,000 jihadists who have poured into Syria to fight alongside Al Qaeda carry passports from North America and Europe, raising the possibility that they could easily bring terror back to the west, according to a key lawmaker who receives regular briefings on the issue,” Catherine Herridge wrote for Fox News last week.
“The number now exceeds 1,000 western jihadists who have shown up, so they’ll have passports, good passports, allows them to travel around Europe, maybe get to the United States,” Rogers warned. “That’s concerning.”
Lost in the endless terror war hysteria is the fact the CIA and the State Department are responsible for moving terrorists around and issuing them passports and visas. It’s something they’ve done since the early 1980s, well before al-Qaeda was a household name.
The former head of the visa bureau in Saudi Arabia, Michael Springman, told Greg Palast and Alex Jones more than a decade ago the CIA freely issued visas to terrorists who regularly entered the United States.
“In Saudi Arabia I was repeatedly ordered by high level State Dept. officials to issue visas to unqualified applicants,” Springman said. “These were, essentially, people who had no ties either to Saudi Arabia or to their own country. I complained bitterly at the time there. I returned to the US, I complained to the State Dept. here, to the General Accounting Office, to the Bureau of Diplomatic Security and to the Inspector General’s office. I was met with silence.”
The Afghanistan Mujahideen — who would morph into al-Qaeda and the Taliban — were trained by Navy Seals and Green Beret officers at the CIA’s Camp Peary, near Williamsburg, Virginia, and at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Harvey Point, North Carolina, and Fort A. P. Hill, Virginia. According to journalist John Cooley, the terrorists were trained how to use remote-controlled mines and bombs as well as sophisticated timers and explosives. Cooley said no Afghan-Arabs were trained by the CIA, but this is disputed by Springman who ran the visa mill in Jeddah. Springman said many Arabs from countries in the Middle East were receiving visas and entering the United States.
Springman would later learn that a large number of Arabs fighting for Osama bin Laden against the Soviets in Afghanistan passed through the CIA’s Jeddah visa mill. The alleged 9/11 hijackers also moved through the CIA’s visa operation in Saudi Arabia. The operation reportedly continued after the 9/11 attacks.
Bin Laden’s brother-in-law, Mohammed Jamal Khalifa, also entered the United States with the help of the CIA. According to author Richard Labeviere, after Khalifa was expelled from the Philippines in 1994 the CIA expedited his visa through its operation in Jeddah. It was later be claimed the CIA made a mistake and Khalifa’s visa “was issued, despite his notoriety, because of a computer error.”
The fact of the matter is that the United States supports al-Qaeda in Syria and its offshoots, including the brutal al-Nusra Front. The U.S. pretends to oppose their introduction to unseat Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad and instead claims to support an ineffectual and factionalized alternative, the Free Syrian Army. The FSA was created by Col. Riad el-Asaad and a few other Syrian military defectors in July 2011 with the help of Turkish intelligence. It was “infiltrated” by Jabhat al-Nusra and many of the mercenaries who fought with it defected.
“Illustrating their plight, FSA commanders say that entire units have gone over to al-Nusra while others have lost a quarter or more of their strength to them recently,” the Guardian reported in May.
FSA commanders said the defections occurred because al-Qaeda aligned groups have superior weapons and training. In other words, according to the FSA, the downfall of the secular group can be directly attributed to a lack of resolve by western nations to support them.
In fact, the United States is secretly supporting al-Qaeda in Syria. The takeover of the foreign inspired rebellion against the Shi’ite al-Assad by radical Sunni jihadists is gaining ground, as planned. If the Syrian Army is defeated without the military intervention of the United States, Syria will soon become a carbon copy of Libya where radical Sunni militias are killing Libyans who oppose them.
The so-called “color revolution” spanning the Arab world from Africa to the Middle East is not intended to liberate the people from dictators such as Hosni Mubarak (who was formerly a client of the United States). It is designed to balkanize and turn the region into a cauldron of sectarian and religious violence that will last for a century or more. It is a classic order of chaos technique based on the British Empire’s divide and conquer strategy.