That didn’t take long.
Almost on cue we get another terrorist attack in Paris by gunmen claiming to be al-Qaeda.
In the US, the reaction was predictable, with liberals being demonized for encouraging terrorism through their political correctness.
Left largely unmentioned is the real history of Sunni extremism, with the role of US training and support. Of course, this inconvenient fact would interfere with the 24/7 terror, terror, terror, that so animates our present milieu. There’s also the role of the two killers who traveled to Syria to fight in NATO’s proxy war against the government in Damascus, as writer Tony Cartalucci, explains.
“The implications of yet another case of Western-radicalized terrorists, first exported to fight NATO’s proxy war in Syria, then imported and well-known to Western intelligence agencies, being able to carry out a highly organized, well-executed attack, is that the attack itself was sanctioned and engineered by Western intelligence agencies themselves.”
Once again, I find myself in awe of the sheer cunning of the war on terror architects. The more terrorists they create in the pursuit of US foreign policy who, predictably, run amuck and blow back into western countries, the more money, power and control this deep state accrues. It’s a grotesque, yet strangely compelling spectacle.
Journalist Andre Vltchek examines more of the history of the use of ultra-conservative Sunni terrorists in pursuit of an empire the US inherited from Britain. History, that western commentators would be happy to disappear down the memory hole.
“It is very clear from the historical record that without British help neither Wahhabism nor the House of Saud would be in existence today. Wahhabism is a British-inspired fundamentalist movement in Islam. Through its defense of the House of Saud, the US also supports Wahhabism directly and indirectly regardless of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Wahhabism is violent, right wing, ultra-conservative, rigid, extremist, reactionary, sexist, and intolerant…
The West gave full support to the Wahhabis in the 1980s. They were employed, financed and armed, after the Soviet Union was dragged into Afghanistan and into a bitter war that lasted from 1979 to 1989. As a result of this war, the Soviet Union collapsed, exhausted both economically and psychologically.”
Vltchek goes on to explain why right-wing Sunni terrorism is so useful for the US.
“For the Empire, the existence and popularity of progressive, Marxist, Muslim rulers governing the Middle East or resource-rich Indonesia, was something clearly unacceptable. If they were to use the natural wealth to improve the lives of their people, what was to be left for the Empire and its corporations? It had to be stopped by all means. Islam had to be divided, and infiltrated with radicals and anti-Communist cadres, and by those who couldn’t care less about the welfare of their people.”
The US security state wants to have it both ways. The unfettered ability to employ terror against our enemies through terrorists proxies that we secretly train and support, alongside the ability to employ the inevitable terrorist blowback for maximum psychological warfare against the American populace.
It’s terror theatre.
I’m alternately horrified/fascinated by the thought of the crazy reaction to another massive terror attack here in the US, when the inevitable blowback results.
We are so going to lose our shit. Senator Lindsey Graham may actually poop himself on live TV.