Unmasking ISIS: The Shocking Truth
a book by Washington's Blog and Wayne Madsen
(our site's book review)
Macedonian fake-news-generating teenagers put fake news front and center in our 2016 election
There are those that will say that this book is Russian propaganda. In analyzing it, we see that some of it is true and has been confirmed many times and many ways and by many different people. And then there are other ideas that are anybody's guess—they may or may not be true. Who can say? So take these passages with a grain of salt. The likely motive for putting the true with the poo is to convince readers that since they too recognize the true stuff, the poo is true as well, which is the fallacy of false generalization: if Madsen is telling the truth about A, then B must be true since it is in the book as well. Folks, it's the post-truth era, the age of fake news, which both Russia and the CIA (as well as Macedonian teenagers, it seems) are expert at spreading. See Lies, Incorporated: The World of Post-Truth Politics and Shadow Elite: How the World's New Power Brokers Undermine Democracy, Government, and the Free Market (about U.S. neocons and the Shadow Elite pundits spreading disinformation all the time without batting an eye).
Between propaganda from Russia and the CIA and Macedonian teenagers spreading fake news to get AdSense money, who knows what's true anymore?
Truth — Rest In Peace
One thing is absolutely sure: some of the articles in the mainstream media are CIA propaganda, in whole or in part. See Freedom of the Press—an American Delusion. And although some of the sources cited in Unmasking ISIS: The Shocking Truth are pro-Russia sites, others are mainstream media. It's just two flavors of lying, since both types of sources lie AND tell the truth, depending on the subject.
And when the corrupt Bush administration neocons started spewing lies about WMDs in Iraq, and the mainstream media reporters were supposed to do investigative journalism and see if such things were true (they were rotten lies), they utterly failed the American people and just printed the neocon lies. The result was an eternal phony war on terror that was a cover story for neocon warmongers that wanted to control Iraqi oil—which they later admitted. But instead of the U.S. troops coming back home and admitting their mistake, they decided to stay in the mideast where they were not wanted—BY ANYONE, and grab oil and minerals and control illegal drugs just like the neocon empire builders they were. This is all proven and documented. The mideast people did not appreciate their countries being wrecked and their people being killed—anymore than the U.S. would like it if they did these things to us. So they fought back. The U.S. mainstream media has collaborated with these fanatic neocons to call anyone who fought to defend their people and their countries "terrorists." But the Golden Rule says do unto others as you'd have them do unto you. So WHO, then, are the real "terrorists"?
Forget churches—our religion in the U.S. is now war
We are patriots that support our troops and are very much against terrorists in Paris or Orlando or San Bernadino and very much for troops or cops that put bullets into said terrorists, and are 100% for our troops defending our country from any hostile person or country. But, like tens of millions of Americans, we are quite skeptical of the U.S. running around the world attacking countries unprovoked and then giving the media lies and propaganda to spew to cover their greedy, warmongering asses. We find this type of behavior immoral, ugly, reprehensible, illegal, and homicidal, and we are ashamed our leaders (Dubya, OBomb'em, the Orange Invader) indulged in it. And for those of you who don't know it (yes, you, liberals), Hillary would have done the same rotten crap had we elected her. Forget churches—our religion in the U.S. is now war. See The Neoconserative Threat to World Order: America's Perilous War for Hegemony, Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance, and The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War.
The U.S. runs around the world attacking countries unprovoked and then giving the media lies and propaganda to spew to cover their greedy, warmongering asses
If anyone from any country—including Russia—says the U.S. is acting like a bull in a china shop and needs to stop it, we agree 100%
So if anyone from any country—including Russia—says the U.S. is acting like a bull in a china shop and needs to stop it, and now the U.S. is considering nuking North Korea or Iran or both and needs to stop that as well, we cannot help but agree with them—most Americans do. Neither the U.S. nor the Russians are saints or angels—granted. The Russians are a kleptocracy and the U.S. is an oligarchy (fact, confirmed by dozens of people including past Presidents), and the people of both countries are unhappy their leaders are so greedy and nasty. But if the Russians (and many other countries) are merely telling us to quit acting crazy in a nuclear armed world that is dangerous and delicate, we 100% agree with them! It is merely common sense, something the U.S. seems to be rather short on these days.
Propaganda? It is not propaganda to show common sense. Propaganda is when the CIA or shadow government feeds our media lies to cover despicable actions—or even when Russian leaders mislead their citizens about what they're up to. But then what really is the difference between Russian oligarchs robbing their middle class and lying about it and U.S. oligarchs robbing their middle class and lying about it?
The screwing of the little guy—the middle class—is an ongoing process run by neocons, big banks, and the shadow government
U.S. oligarchs are robbing the middle class and lying about it
So, even if there are some things in this book that are Russian propaganda, a lot of it is not. In analyzing it, we see that a lot of it is true and has been confirmed, and few people know one way or the other about the rest.
Even Fox News is saying the US coalition against ISIS is a myth. In a recent US poll, just 18% think we have the upper hand in the “war on terror.” In a poll by an international firm in long-suffering, well-bombed Syria, 82% said the U.S. and its allies created ISIS.
ISIS started as rebels under the U.S. occupation of Iraq. They grew by ravaging Libya and Syria. Their backers are Saudi Arabia and Turkey, and they fight as proxies for U.S. neocons and allies. The motives are oil, gas, and empire-building. Dubya probably had a sign above his oval office desk: "It's the oil, stupid!" ("It's the economy, stupid" is a slight variation of the phrase "The economy, stupid", which James Carville had coined as a campaign strategist of Bill Clinton's successful 1992 presidential campaign. It became a mantra and part of the American political lexicon.)
Does the U.S. attack countries to save them, to counter terrorism, or to democratize them? Guess again. It's all about getting greedy neocon paws on others' resources!
Washington's Blog and Wayne Madsen say that ISIS is a supercharged new brand of Al Qaeda, which like Gladio was founded by the U.S. to fight Russia. They say the so-called founders and bogeymen of ISIS, Zarqawi and Baghdadi, were puppets invented by the CIA. Is this true? Again, who can say?
The authors claim that ISIS is the latest offensive in a very long-term Anglo-Zionist "Divide and Conquer" project to balkanize and subjugate the Middle East, by fostering narrow sectarianism and infighting among its peoples. Britain installed the Saudi-Wahhabi monarchy over 200 years ago, which is the main source of funding for Islamic extremism, including ISIS.
The authors also claim that Turkey's dictator Erdogan runs ISIS for NATO; like the Saudis, he is an Islamic fundamentalist and a long-term ally of Israel. ISIS fighters were used to smash up and take over Qaddafi's Libya, then sent through Turkey to lay waste to Syria and Iraq. The name ISIS is short for "Islamic State in Iraq and Syria," and it is also known as ISIL, Daesh and Al Qaeda in Iraq.
Washington's Blog and Wayne Madsen must be aware that it sounds like propaganda to say "the U.S. and its allies in Europe and the Middle East covertly support ISIS, while pretending to fight it, leaving Russia to take action on its own to quash the cancer threatening the entire region." They say that "the attacks in Paris, San Bernardino and Brussels are best explained as classic Gladio false flag operations, pinned on ISIS to foster the 'Clash of Civilizations.'" Is Russia a John Wayne hero trying to stop the U.S.'s Black Bart evilness? Possible—but doubtful.
Is Russia a John Wayne hero trying to stop the U.S.'s Black Bart evilness? Possible—but doubtful
In Unmasking ISIS: The Shocking Truth, Part 1 shows that the U.S. – through bad policies and stupid choices – is largely responsible for the rise of ISIS.
Part 2 reveals the strange history of the leaders of ISIS, including one who never really existed, and another who – if you read mainstream media propaganda – was killed, then arrested, and then killed again.
Part 3 delves into the little-known, secret history of Iraq and Syria … and discusses the real motivations behind our current policies towards those countries.
And Part 4 reveals the shocking truth about who is really supporting ISIS: America’s closest allies in the Mideast support ISIS.
"Western governments traditionally play down the connection between Saudi Arabia and its Wahhabist faith, on the one hand, and jihadism, whether of the variety espoused by Osama bin Laden and al-Qa’ida or by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s ISIS. There is nothing conspiratorial or secret about these links: 15 out of 19 of the 9/11 hijackers were Saudis, as was Bin Laden and most of the private donors who funded the operation."
In 2009, Secretary of State Clinton said “Saudi Arabia remains a critical financial support base for al-Qa’ida, the Taliban, LeT [Lashkar-e-Taiba in Pakistan] and other terrorist groups.”
Which side is Turkey on, anyway?
Experts, Kurds, and Vice President Joe Biden have accused Turkey of enabling ISIS
The authors claim that "In Kuwait, donors have taken advantage of weak terror financing control laws to funnel hundreds of millions of dollars to various Syrian rebel groups, including ISIS, according to a December 2013 report by The Brookings Institution . . . NATO member Turkey has long been directly supporting ISIS . . . protecting and cooperating with ISIS and Al Qaeda terrorists, and providing free medical care to their leaders."
Ethnic Kurds are the most effective fighters battling ISIS, and yet Turkey is trying to destroy the Kurds. And Turkey is also supporting ISIS by buying its oil—its main source of funding, The Guardian reported. And even experts, Kurds, and Vice President Joe Biden have accused Turkey of enabling ISIS.
The authors claim that the CIA and NATO started recruiting and training people at a NATO base in Turkey – right near the Syrian border – to stage terrorist attacks in Syria to overthrow the Syrian government, and this was the birth of ISIS. (This rings true—it is the type of stuff these CIA spooks like to pull.)
Judicial Watch has – for many years – obtained sensitive U.S. government documents through freedom of information requests and lawsuits. The government just produced documents to Judicial Watch in response to a freedom of information suit which show that the West has long supported ISIS.
The authors say that "Another way to hold vast domains is divide and chaos, to smash them up into quarreling fiefdoms. And the cheapest way to get people to fight each other is with religion. British, French, Israeli and US strategists have all written up plans to rule the Muslim world, by breaking up the Arab states along sectarian lines. That goal is what 'ethnic cleansing,' Al Qaida, ISIS death squads, 'Islamic jihad' terrorism, the Bushes’ wars on Iraq, and even 9/11 are really all about." If everything in this book (or even most of it) is true, this thesis is well proven. We know the neocons desire to "hold vast domains"—we just do not know just how much conscious planning went into it. The U.S. acts like a bull in a china shop—not exactly what a careful plan looks like, in our opinion! Perhaps this book's conspiracy theories are a tad overblown. Or perhaps not. Who knows?
ISIS would not exist if we had not crushed Saddam Hussein’s regime in Dubya’s war on Iraq. Iraq was better off under Saddam
Many pundits say this unique terrorist army called ISIS would not exist if we had not crushed Saddam Hussein’s regime in Bush’s war on Iraq. Politicians like Donald Trump or Rand Paul are saying that Iraq, Libya and Syria were better off under Saddam, Qaddafi and Assad than they are now.
Politicians like Donald Trump or Rand Paul are saying that Iraq, Libya and Syria were better off under Saddam, Qaddafi and Assad than they are now (true)
In 2014, NBC News had a headline, “Not Worth It: Huge Majority Regret Iraq War, Exclusive Poll Shows”, written by Carrie Dann. A poll showed that only 22% of Americans still thought the Iraq war had been a good idea, nearly as bad as 1999 polls about the Vietnam War. This was a new low, down from 32% in 2013 and 62% in March 2003, when Secretary of State Colin Powell told that big lie at the United Nations about Saddam Hussein’s “threat” to our security. Many Americans are starting to make the connection between the war on Iraq, and the rise of terrorism in the region. Functionally speaking, although unintentional, the U.S. military is one big terrorist factory.
The U.S. military is one big terrorist factory: kill one terrorist, create 10 more terrorists that are relatives or friends of the deceased
This book goes so far as to accuse the U.S. or its allies of the unthinkable madness of intentionally creating ISIS. Is this true? We cannot say. We know, if it is true, that the evil scum that carried out this plan would not be divulging these plans to anyone except those psychotic drooling neocon fanatics that carried it out. So the intentionality factor here is unprovable. However, it is easy to see that the ISIS crazies are an indirect result of the incredible bungling of foreign policy perpetrated by one Barack Hussein OBomb'em.
The ISIS crazies are an indirect result of the incredible bungling of foreign policy perpetrated by one Barack Hussein OBomb'em
The authors say that "History records that the CIA has orchestrated innumerable armed insurgencies in dozens of countries around the world, arming bands of mercenaries and death squads in an effort to overthrow national governments and expand American domination over every corner of the globe. . . . To finance their business on such a scale they have control of the global drug trade, which is presumably the true reason for the American-Afghan war." This one we confirmed as true. See American War Machine: Deep Politics, the CIA Global Drug Connection, and the Road to Afghanistan and The Shadow Government: CIA involvement in the Kennedy Assassination, Vietnam, Iran Contra, Afghanistan, and Beyond.
The ISIS curse was foisted upon the world—probably unintentionally(?)—by Dubya and OBomb'em. They should be held accountable. By the way, where are those bozos?