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Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri The Coordinator 2015 Part 17-65-The Deep Battle against the West

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Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri The Coordinator 2015 Part 17-65-The Deep Battle against the West

  1. 1. C de Waart; CdW Intelligence to Rent dewaartc@hotmail.com In Confidence The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see. –Winston Churchill CdW Intelligence to Rent Page 1 of 13 10/12/2015 Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri The Coordinator 2015 Part 17-65-The Deep Battle against the West  Dawah and Jihad are the classic one-two punch of Islam.  “I cannot denounce ISIS as un-Islamic, but I can say that they cause corruption on earth. ISIS believes that those [Muslims] who commit the great sins are kafirs and can be killed. Thus if I denounce them of being un-Islamic, I fall into the same [trap] I am now condemning.” - Dr. Ahmed al-Tayeb, the Sheikh and Grand Imam of Al Azhar — and thus Egypt’s foremost authority on all things Islamic Like previous terror attacks in the West, the November 13, 2015 attacks in Paris evoked many condemnations in the Arab press, but also articles stating that the attacks were a Western conspiracy meant to achieve various goals of foreign and domestic policy. The articles contended that ISIS is a creation of Western intelligence agencies, and that these agencies were the ones who planned the attacks and used ISIS to carry them out. It was also claimed that the U.S. is the greatest inciter of global terrorism, and that the main parties who benefited from terror were the Syrian regime, Israel, Europe and Turkey, whereas the main victims were Arabs and Muslims. The articles leveled harsh criticism at the West, especially at the U.S., stating that they ignored ISIS crimes as long as they took place in the Arab world, and even encouraged them in order to serve their own interests. The following are excerpts from some of the articles. As the debate on how best to contain the Islamic State continues to rage in Western capitals, the militants themselves have made one point patently clear: They want the United States and its allies to be dragged into a ground war.  In fact, when the United States first invaded Iraq, one of the most enthusiastic proponents of the move was the man who founded the terrorist cell that would one day become the Islamic State, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. He excitedly called the Americans’ 2003 intervention “the Blessed Invasion.”  Should that invasion happen, the Islamic State not only would be able to declare its prophecy fulfilled, but could also turn the occurrence into a new recruiting drive at the very moment the terrorist group appears to be losing volunteers The husband and wife, who killed 14 people in an attack on a party in San Bernardino, California, were radicalised before they started dating online, according to FBI Director James Comey. It is partly that theory that President Obama referred to in his speech on Sunday, when he said the United States should pursue a “sustainable victory” that involves airstrikes and supports local forces battling the Islamic State rather than sending a new generation of American soldiers into a ground offensive.  “I have said it repeatedly: Because of these prophecies, going in on the ground would be the worst trap to fall into. They want troops on the ground. Because they have already envisioned it,” said Jean-Pierre Filiu, a professor of Middle East Studies at Sciences Po in Paris, and the author of “Apocalypse in Islam,” one of the main scholarly texts exploring the scripture that the militants base their ideology on. “It’s a very powerful and emotional narrative. It gives the potential recruit and the actual
  2. 2. C de Waart; CdW Intelligence to Rent dewaartc@hotmail.com In Confidence The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see. –Winston Churchill CdW Intelligence to Rent Page 2 of 13 10/12/2015 fighters the feeling that not only are they part of the elite, they are also part of the final battle.” The Islamic State’s propaganda is rife with references to apocalyptic prophecy about the last great battle that sets the stage for the end times. Terrorism experts say it has become a powerful recruiting tool for the group, also known as ISIS or ISIL, which sells potential fighters on the promise that joining will give them the most direct chance to battle Western interests and will bring ancient Islamic prophecies to fruition.  The specific scripture they are referring to describes a battle in Dabiq as well as in al-Amaq, small towns that still exist in northern Syria. The countdown to the apocalypse begins once the “Romans” — a term that militants have now conveniently expanded to include Americans and their allies — set foot in Dabiq. Last year, when Islamic State militants beheaded the American hostage Peter Kassig, a former United States Army Ranger, they made sure to do it in Dabiq. “Here we are, burying the first American crusader in Dabiq, eagerly waiting for the remainder of your armies to arrive,” the executioner announced. Dabiq is now the name of the Islamic State’s monthly online magazine, and each successive issue continues to hammer home the notion of the looming doomsday battle. Meanwhile, Amaq is the name the militants have chosen for their semiofficial news agency, which last week was the first to announce that the couple who carried out the attack on a holiday party in San Bernardino, Calif., killing 14, were “supporters” of the Islamic State. How to undo the Islamic State is a matter of intense debate. As the United States prepares for a general election, Republican contenders are pushing for a ground invasion, with Senator Ted Cruz vowing to “carpet-bomb them into oblivion.” “I don’t know if sand can glow in the dark, but we are going to find out,” Mr. Cruz said at a campaign stop on Saturday. Regardless of a ground intervention’s potential to succeed, some veteran analysts caution that the act of invasion would play handily into the group’s prophetic vision.  “To break the dynamic, you have to debunk the prophecy,” Mr. Filiu said. “You need to do so via a military defeat, like taking over Raqqa. But it needs to be by local forces — by Sunni Arabs.” That so far has been the approach of the Obama administration, which has armed as well as provided air support to a number of militias in northern Iraq and Syria, hoping to give a local veneer to the tip of the sword. The result has been mixed, with gains only in areas that are outside the main Sunni Arab strongholds that the Islamic State controls. The effort has been limited by the fact that the only viable partners so far have been Kurdish militias, who are willing to fight only in a ribbon of land in northern Syria, which is predominantly Kurdish. In those areas, victory over the Islamic State has been like pushing on an open door. Last month, the northern Iraqi city of Sinjar, which had been under the brutal rule of the Islamic State for more than 15 months, fell to Kurdish forces in less than 48 hours, after a sustained assault by American A-10 attack jets. As Kurdish forces advanced, the Islamic State fighters, having booby-trapped roads and houses, chose to run rather than fight for the city, burning hundreds of tires so the smoke would obscure their departure. Yet a month since then, the Kurdish forces have advanced little beyond the city of Sinjar, and their commanders have been clear about why: The rest of the area is predominantly Sunni Arab rather than Kurdish. The same pattern has been repeated in neighboring Syria, where the Syrian Kurdish forces reached the village of Ein Eissa earlier this year — just 30 miles north of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the terrorist group’s self-declared state.
  3. 3. C de Waart; CdW Intelligence to Rent dewaartc@hotmail.com In Confidence The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see. –Winston Churchill CdW Intelligence to Rent Page 3 of 13 10/12/2015 But they have stayed put. “It would not be appropriate for us to go further south,” Redur Xelil, the main Syrian Kurdish force’s spokesman, said in an interview this summer, summing up the unease that many of his soldiers expressed at the thought of Kurdish rebels invading and trying to hold an Arab area. To date, the United States and its partners have failed to find a Sunni Arab partner force. In October, the Obama administration acknowledged that a $500 million program to train thousands of local troops — many of them Sunni Arab — had failed. And a new United States-backed entity intended to claw back Arab land from the Islamic State seems to exist in name only. Proponents of a ground assault argue that an even bigger recruiting drive than the militants’ end-of-times prophecy is their promise of an Islamic state.  “They actually, it seems to me, have two objectives,” said Jessica Stern, one of the authors of the book “ISIS: The State of Terror.” “One is to goad us into a ground war. And the other is to run a state, and they are contradictory.” In the most recent issue of Dabiq, an essay alleged to have been written by the British hostage John Cantlie discussed similar options, with the first being that the Islamic State is allowed to continue to expand while the West does nothing. The second alternative was to drag the United States into war by carrying out a deadly attack on American soil. “Then again,” the essay concludes, the Americans “may well come to Dabiq on their own without the Islamic State needing to blow up any dirty bombs in Manhattan.” The number of foreign fighters in Syria has gone up from 12,000 to at least 27,000 since June 2014, according to a new report by a security consultancy. The report from the Soufan Group says Arab countries supply the greatest number of recruits. Outside the region, recruitment has risen markedly in Western Europe and Russia and Central Asia, it says. The report says the average rate of returnees to Western countries is now at about 20-30%. This presents "a significant challenge to security and law enforcement agencies that must assess the threat they pose," it says. "In the countries with the largest flows, recruitment to the Islamic State has become more focused and localised, with fewer people just leaving on their own; family and friends are playing a greater role," the authors say. Egypt: Highest Islamic authority refuses to denounce the Islamic State as “un- Islamic” Jihad Watch – Exposing the role that Islamic jihad theology and ... / Raymond Ibrahim During an open discussion at Cairo University held on December 2, Dr. Ahmed al-Tayeb, the Sheikh and Grand Imam of Al Azhar — and thus Egypt’s foremost authority on all things Islamic — was again asked why Al Azhar refuses to issue a formal statement denouncing the Islamic State of lapsing into a state of kufr, that is, […]
 
 Original Article: http://www.jihadwatch.org/2015/12/egypt-highest-islamic-authority-refuses-to- denounce-the-islamic-state-as-un-islamic In response, Tayeb said that the only way Al Azhar could do this is if a Muslim formally rejected the fundamental principles of Islam, such as the shahada—that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger—and Islamic scriptures. He then rhetorically asked what would be the situation (according to Sharia) of a Muslim who accepts the fundamentals of Islam but who also commits great sins, such as drinking alcohol: would they be denounced as “infidels”?
  4. 4. C de Waart; CdW Intelligence to Rent dewaartc@hotmail.com In Confidence The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see. –Winston Churchill CdW Intelligence to Rent Page 4 of 13 10/12/2015 Sheikh Al Azhar responded by saying that it depends on the various views of the Sunni schools of Islamic jurisprudence (primarily the four madhahib). Some say that such a Muslim (who drinks or commits other sins) becomes an infidel while others are unsure and leave his fate to Allah.  Tayeb then quoted Koran 5:33: “Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. That is for them a disgrace in this world; and for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment.” However, Tayib concluded by saying, “Al Azhar cannot accuse any [Muslim] of being a kafir [infidel], as long as he believes in Allah and the Last Day—even if he commits every atrocity,” adding: “I cannot denounce ISIS as un-Islamic, but I can say that they cause corruption on earth. ISIS believes that those [Muslims] who commit the great sins are kafirs and can be killed. Thus if I denounce them of being un-Islamic, I fall into the same [trap] I am now condemning.”  In short, Tayeb’s comments further bolster the argument in Egypt that Al Azhar sees “liberal” Muslims as more dangerous and un-Islamic than ISIS — which should not be surprising considering that many former students have denounced the Muslim world’s most renowned university for teaching and legitimizing all the atrocities that ISIS commits. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, is a modern Dawah group that puts out the Dawah message and wages Jihad through the courts. The name of the group is a statement, by the group, in and of itself that Islam can only be separate from America. Thereby the group works to establish Islam as separate and above Americans. Hence the statement that if a Muslim does something wrong it is only because the Muslim is victim of non- Muslims.  That in turn paraphrases statements from the Quran that that Muslims are being victimized by non-Muslims and the only way for Muslims to be free from exploitation is when the world is ruled by Islam. Muslim leader from CAIR tells CNN America bears some blame for terror attacks. America bears some of the blame for the bloody wave of Islamic extremism that has brought terrorism to San Bernardino, Paris and locations around the world, according to a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The message finds a lot of traction in the post colonial western societies where political groups want to believe that all the worlds ills are the result of western transgressions. As such there is a resonance with other current issues such as "global warming". The domestic political disposition was clearly seen a few years ago when a woman was attacked and narrowly escaped being eaten by a Mountain Lion not far from San Bernardino and the loudest voices proclaimed that she had done something wrong and hence the Mountain Lion was just an innocent victim of the woman's trespass. It all makes for a significant IO and PA challenge. Dec 07, 2015 Judiciary Chief: Terrorist Groups Created, Supported by US
  5. 5. C de Waart; CdW Intelligence to Rent dewaartc@hotmail.com In Confidence The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see. –Winston Churchill CdW Intelligence to Rent Page 5 of 13 10/12/2015 TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani blasted Washington for creating and supporting the terrorist groups, including the ISIL to foment insecurity in the region. "The terrorist groups like the ISIL are directly and indirectly created and supported by the US," Amoli Larijani said, addressing high-ranking Judiciary officials in Tehran on Monday. He also said that the bonds between the hegemonic powers and the reactionary governments which don’t know anything about democracy have created the extremist streams.  "The driving force behind the Takfiri and terrorist groups is the Wahhabi extremist streams which have been created and nurtured by the hegemonic powers," Amoli Larijani said. In relevant remarks last month, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad noted that terror groups, including Al-Qaeda and ISIL, have been able to find fertile soil in Iraq as a result of US interventionism, with Saudi oil money and their poisonous Wahhabi ideology nurturing the groups and helping them grow.  "Actually," the president retorted, "according to what some American officials, including Hillary Clinton, have said, Al-Qaeda was created by the Americans with the help of Saudi Wahhabi money and ideology. Of course, many other [US] officials said the same…ISIL and al-Nusra are offshoots of Al-Qaeda.  Regarding ISIL, it started in Iraq; it was established in Iraq in 2006…and the leader of ISIL today – Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi – he was in American prisons, and he was put in New York in their prisons, and then he was released. So it wasn't in Syria; it didn't start in Syria. It started in Iraq, and it started before that in Afghanistan…And Tony Blair recently said that yes, the Iraq War helped to create ISIL. Their confession is the most important evidence regarding your question." Dec 09, 2015 Leaked Documents Detail How ISIL is Running Occupied Syria, Iraq TEHRAN (FNA)- It takes more than terror to rule occupied territory, and Daesh (ISIL/ISIS) has developed an intricate system for administering areas under its control in Iraq and Syria beyond demolishing historical sites and enslaving young girls, scores of documents obtained by British media stated. One of the 30 leaked documents includes a 24-page manual detailing the establishment of centralized control over the economy, foreign relations and a propaganda machine. It sketches out how to train "cadres of administrators" and organize government departments of education, natural resources, industry, foreign and public relations and military camps. "[Daesh] is a project that strives to govern. It’s not just a case of their sole end being endless battle," researcher Aymenn Tamimi, who obtained the dossiers from an anonymous businessman working within the group, told The Guardian late Monday. "In short, it is building a state," the publication observed. The manual, titled "Principles in the Administration of the Islamic State" and reportedly written by an Egyptian named Abu Abdullah between July and October 2014, sets out rules
  6. 6. C de Waart; CdW Intelligence to Rent dewaartc@hotmail.com In Confidence The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see. –Winston Churchill CdW Intelligence to Rent Page 6 of 13 10/12/2015 of military training, including regular troops, veterans and child soldiers. ISIL's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a caliphate in Iraq and Syria in June 2014. Daesh originated as Jama'at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad in 1999, and renamed itself al-Qaeda in Iraq after allying itself with Osama bin Laden in 2004. After a long power struggle, al- Qaeda cut all ties with the group in early 2014. The jihadist group, which is outlawed in many countries, has taken over large areas of Syria and Iraq, espousing views and maintaining practices seen as more fundamentalist than al-Qaeda. Its murders, beheadings, mistreatment of minorities and desecration of historic monuments over the past years have largely overshadowed al-Qaeda in the media landscape. Dec 09, 2015 Qatar Supplying Tens of TOW Missiles to Terrorist Groups in Syria TEHRAN (FNA)- Terrorist groups in Syria said on Wednesday they have received large cargoes of TOW missiles supplied by the Qatari government. Militant groups said that Qatar has delivered 20 American TOW missiles to the Al- Qaeda's official branch in Syria, the Al-Nusra Front to help the embattled terrorist group that has been sustaining heavy defeats in the war with the Syrian army and its allies across the country, specially in Northern provinces. Meantime, other terrorist groups have also been reported to have received similar cargoes in a bid to intensify campaign against the Syrian government and stop the advances of the Syrian army and its allies before the next round of Syria talks. The terrorist groups have been retreating in several provinces, including Aleppo, Lattakia, Hama, Homs, Damascus and Daraa in the last two months, giving President Bashar al- Assad an upper hand in any talks with international actors and opposition groups. Ever since the recent defeats, the sponsors of militant groups have boosted their supply aids to reverse or, at least, stop the trend of the Syrian army victories. In mid October, a Saudi official announced that his country has supplied the militants in Syria with a new batch of TOW antitank missiles as the Syrian army forces backed by Russian warplanes continue to gain ground in the Arab country.  BBC correspondent Frank Gardner tweeted that a Saudi official confirmed the delivery of 500 TOW antitank missiles to the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA). The delivery of the TOW missiles — which have also been provided by the CIA — will allegedly increase the capabilities of the militants.  TOW missiles, as Popular Mechanics notes, are guided missiles that could thoroughly damage tanks, armored carriers, and other vehicles. And, unlike other projectiles used against armored targets, such as RPGs, TOW missiles can be used from a considerable distance. Then one month later in mid November, the Al- Nusra Front Takfiri terrorists posted a video on the Internet to thank the so-called moderate terrorist group, the Free Syrian Army (FSA), for supplying them with the US-made anti-tank TOW missiles. The video shows an Al-Nusra Front field commander thanking the FSA commanders for giving his forces TOW missiles. For several months, the Al-Nusra Front and the FSA
  7. 7. C de Waart; CdW Intelligence to Rent dewaartc@hotmail.com In Confidence The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see. –Winston Churchill CdW Intelligence to Rent Page 7 of 13 10/12/2015 have colluded together at almost every single battle in Aleppo, Lattakia, Hama, and Idlib Governorates of Syria and they formed an alliance of the militant groups known as Jeish al-Fath (Army of Conquest). Thru Jeish Al-Fath, several militant groups like Al-Nusra Front and the Ahrar al-Sham movement have been given access to FSA's US-made heavy weaponries that have been supplied to the militant group by the US, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The Al-Nusra Front and the Free Syrian Army are very close to each other as they coordinate on the battlefield and share the same trenches; they even share control over the villages they capture together. The Russian fighter jets' continued operations against the terrorist positions across the coastal province of Lattakia in November led to the killing of Basel Zimmo (Abu Hamza) a senior commander known as the King of US TOW antitank missiles along with 40 other militants in an airstrike. The Russian warplanes targeted the hideout of the militant commanders in Jabal al-Akrad area by several missiles, in which at least 40 terrorists were killed and many others were injured. Abu Hamza, a defected captain and Chief of Staff of Coastal Division, was trained by the US forces in Turkey to operate the US-made antitank missiles against the government forces in Syria. Zimmo targeted many army tanks in Syria by TOW missiles and trained many militants to work with the TOW missiles. December 9, 2015 Special Dispatch No.6236 Conspiracy Theories In Arab World Following Paris Attacks: Foreign Intelligence Agencies Planned The Attacks; ISIS Only Carried Them Out Like previous terror attacks in the West, the November 13, 2015 attacks in Paris evoked many condemnations in the Arab press,[1] but also articles stating that the attacks were a Western conspiracy meant to achieve various goals of foreign and domestic policy. The articles contended that ISIS is a creation of Western intelligence agencies, and that these agencies were the ones who planned the attacks and used ISIS to carry them out. It was also claimed that the U.S. is the greatest inciter of global terrorism, and that the main parties who benefited from terror were the Syrian regime, Israel, Europe and Turkey, whereas the main victims were Arabs and Muslims. The articles leveled harsh criticism at the West, especially at the U.S., stating that they ignored ISIS crimes as long as they took place in the Arab world, and even encouraged them in order to serve their own interests. The following are excerpts from some of the articles. International Intelligence Agencies Create Terror Organizations To Carry Out Crimes On Their Behalf; 9/11 Was An Example In the official Saudi daily Al-Watan, writer Muhammad Al-Sa'idi wrote that many attacks in the West and the Arab world, including 9/11, the recent downing of the Russian plane in Sinai, and the recent bombing in Hizbullah's stronghold in Beirut, were planned by regional and international intelligence agencies that "do not shy away from sacrificing some members of their own nation or sect in order to achieve strategic goals." He added: "In many cases, the organization [ostensibly responsible for the attack] only becomes aware of the attack after it has occurred, and claims responsibility for it for reasons of propaganda, or to cover up for the intelligence elements that actually planned the crime. "Despite this, accusatory fingers were previously pointed and will ever be pointed at it [ISIS], even if it claims no responsibility for an incident. [Both] ISIS and its predecessor Al-Qaeda are organizations whose establishment involved the cooperation of a number of intelligence apparatuses. One of the tasks with which they are charged is covering up the crimes of several international intelligence apparatuses, and it may be that the well-known September 11 attacks are the first clear example [of this]. It is now clear to all that 'Al-
  8. 8. C de Waart; CdW Intelligence to Rent dewaartc@hotmail.com In Confidence The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see. –Winston Churchill CdW Intelligence to Rent Page 8 of 13 10/12/2015 Qaeda,' although it claimed responsibility for this incident [9/11]... was nothing but a tool [to commit] the crime, and perhaps just a cog in the system..." Al-Sa'idi added that the ones who benefited the most from the attacks were the West and the Syrian regime that "still sees France's position as pro-terrorism, because President Hollande and [France's] foreign minister still insist that Assad is not part of the solution... This position [on the part of France] has led the mufti of Syria to threaten France, and Europe in general, with suicide attacks that, he says, the Syrian [mujahideen] will export to their countries..."[2] Al-Sa'idi concluded by saying: "The takfiri groups, including ISIS, are merely serving the interests of the enemies of Islam, whom ISIS and its ilk claim to be fighting. This affirms the common view that ISIS is the product of intelligence apparatuses, and that the crimes of international intelligence apparatuses can be carried out in its shadow, while these apparatuses can carry out brutal wars in its name, while they stand to lose very little."[3] ISIS, which is "made in America", victimizes Muslims, while the world accuses the victim of being a "terrorist Muslim" (Al-Ahram, Egypt, November 18, 2015) A similar view was voiced by 'Issam Amira, a Palestinian cleric, in a Friday sermon that he delivered in Jerusalem. He criticized the media for condemning the Paris attacks "even though an analysis by a certain politician indicates that the attacks were carried out by the intelligence apparatus of an anti-Islamic Western state in order to blame Islam [for them]..." For a MEMRI TV clip of excerpts from the sermon, click below. 'Abdallah Nhari, a Moroccan cleric, wondered: "Why is the whole world expected to join the Paris festival, and people [are expected] to fly flags of France, in order to express their solidarity with [the victims] of this massacre? What's their position about the other blood? Is it that blood flows in the veins of Parisians, whereas water flows in the veins of Muslims?" In a video posted on Nhari's website (Nhari.net), he said: "The terrorism that we are witnessing today is artificial and fabricated. Its trademark is 'made in ZSC' – Zionist, Safavid [a reference to Iran], Crusader [an allusion to the West]. Why? In order to accomplish some interest against the nation of Muhammad, in order to mobilize the world against it..." Another reason, claims Nhari, is that Europe's regimes seek to divert the attention of their peoples away from the flagging economy and prevent them from rebelling. For a MEMRI TV clip of excerpts from the video, click below. The West Will Pay The Price For Creating ISIS In an article titled "The Devil's Price" in the Egyptian daily Al-Watan, Dr. Muhammad Al- Khalil wrote that the West, which created the circumstances in which ISIS emerged, and later turned a blind eye to its expansion in hopes of exploiting it, will now pay the price for its actions. He wrote: "The lesson that we can derive from the night of bloodshed that Paris experienced three days ago is that everybody will pay the price: anyone who
  9. 9. C de Waart; CdW Intelligence to Rent dewaartc@hotmail.com In Confidence The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see. –Winston Churchill CdW Intelligence to Rent Page 9 of 13 10/12/2015 participated in cultivating ISIS and supporting it, anyone who prepared the comfortable climate and environment for its ever-increasing expansion, and anyone who remained silent over its expansion and made no attempt to oppose it... "The U.S. and the European countries created this ISIS monster in the image of Satan, as he is depicted in Arab and foreign films, and used it to [achieve] their global objectives. It began with the invasion of Iraq in 2003. The process involved humiliating the Iraqi citizen, wounding his dignity and allowing him to be killed according to his sectarian identity. This process inevitably led [people] to arm themselves with the most benighted ideas that exist in the Muslim mind. Leaving aside the question of whether [these ideas] are compatible with the values of Islam or not, they provided them [the Iraqis] with suitable ground for confronting those who were crushing them. The ideas of slaughter, burning, taking captive, destruction and accusing everyone of apostasy sprouted from here. The West rejoiced over the new Satan that it had created, aided it to the best of its ability, ignored the fact that it was beginning to gain powerful means of destruction, and exploited it as a bargaining chip to maneuver against the Arabs, pressure them and humiliate them. The U.S and the European countries did not learn a lesson from Al-Qaeda, [which is another] savage animal that the West spawned and cultivated in Afghanistan and that later [came back to] bite it in its territory... "The Satan [ISIS] now opposes everyone, and everyone is taking the approach that… 'whoever created this fiend knows best how to remove it.' My estimate is that... eradicating this Satan will not be easy, but will exact a heavy price which everyone will have to pay: everyone who was partially [responsible] for the Satan's existence, everyone who prepared the ground for it to grow, everyone who remained silent until it became very powerful. Everyone will pay the price in the future. The bill is in the mail."[4] U.S. leading the "ISIS" wolf (Al-Yawm Al-Sabi', Egypt, November 16, 2015) Talal 'Okal, a columnist for the Palestinian Authority daily Al-Ayyam, wrote in a similar vein that the U.S. is the greatest inciter of global terror, and warned: " Those who contribute to creating terrorism or conspire with terrorist organizations and countries will necessarily be burned daily by the fire they set with their own hands..."[5] Saudi Journalist: The Attacks – An International Conspiracy Aimed At Convincing
  10. 10. C de Waart; CdW Intelligence to Rent dewaartc@hotmail.com In Confidence The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see. –Winston Churchill CdW Intelligence to Rent Page 10 of 13 10/12/2015 Western Public To Abandon Demand For Assad's Ouster Prominent Saudi journalist Jasser Al-Jasser wrote in the daily Al-Jazirah that only a state could carry out an operation on the scale of the Paris attacks, and that the attacks were aimed at preparing public opinion in the West for giving top priority to the war on terror at the expense of the struggle against the Assad regime in Syria. He wrote: "Reports on the terrorist attacks that struck the [French] capital of Paris last weekend were not the first to use the term 'the army of the Islamic State.' The use and introduction of this terminology, particularly in Western countries, their news agencies, and their TV networks, is a preplanned move aimed at presenting [ISIS] as a 'parallel international entity' [and] giving [the West] the legitimacy to combat it. "[This is done] while ignoring the suspicions about the part played by some of those [Western] countries in the establishment of the terrorist group ISIS, which they seek to define [in the popular consciousness] as a state. Only nations with large armies, intelligence apparatuses, and special forces... are capable of carrying out the terror attacks perpetrated by this organization and waging the wars that it wages. A terrorist organization, whatever its recruitment capability and number of supporters, could not have executed these seven perfectly coordinated attacks without the aid or cooperation of an intelligence apparatus of one of the countries known for their ability to conduct such operations... "The role of the terrorist organization ISIS, and certain countries' intelligence apparatuses' connection to the Paris events, were aimed at imposing a new agenda vis-à-vis the Arab region – the top priority of which will be the war on terror, superseding the resolution of the domestic situation in Syria and the replacement of its regime and removal of the Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad. Thus, the international campaign will be aimed at combating terrorism, and at dealing with the so-called 'Islamic State,' leaving Assad to murder the Syrians... "After the main Western news agencies – Reuters, AFP, and AP, which control the satellite media – have used this term [i.e. 'army of the Islamic State,'], it will likely come into common use in news broadcasts... Those who watch these [broadcasts], including Arabs and Muslims, will themselves begin using the terms 'Islamic State' and 'army of the Islamic State' – thus enabling the strategy-makers in the war on terror to tell their peoples, and other peoples, that they are fighting the army of the Islamic State, and that doing so requires the establishment of an international coalition so that this threat can be removed."[6] Israel, Turkey Planned The Attacks Some articles stated that Israel had planned the attacks in Paris as revenge for France's bid to submit a draft-proposal to the U.N. Security Council on a two-state solution to the Palestinian problem and for the E.U. decision to mark products from the occupied territories. There were also those who pointed a finger at Turkey. Fatah Revolutionary Committee Member: The Terrorists Are Creations Of The CIA, The MossadAnd The Scotland Yard Muwaffaq Mattar, a columnist for the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida and a Fatah Revolutionary Council member, said that ISIS members were the spiritual offspring of the "Talmudists, the Islamists, those who began committing acts of massacre and genocide while flying banners bearing religious slogans, [including] the white Europeans who invaded the American continent and waged a war to wipe out the Indians...[The perpetrators of terror attacks] are creations of the CIA, the Mossad, and Scotland Yard, and others who, when they wish to accomplish any objective worldwide in order to increase their profits and [promote] their interests, release this barbaric virus from their
  11. 11. C de Waart; CdW Intelligence to Rent dewaartc@hotmail.com In Confidence The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see. –Winston Churchill CdW Intelligence to Rent Page 11 of 13 10/12/2015 labs... It is no accident that the attacks in Paris took place just as Europe began implementing the sanction of marking [Israeli] settlement products and [just as] France was leading the European proposal to the Security Council promoting a two-state solution between Palestine and Israel – which the Israelis saw as heralding a danger from Europe, the birthplace of the occupying settlement Zionist endeavor. "It doesn't matter who carried out these attacks, it matters who benefited from them... The French authorities would be wise to investigate who benefits – namely look for the latest place that the tentacles of the Mossad octopus have reached... It is clear that the Mossad will burn Beirut and Paris to achieve Netanyahu's goals. He who challenged [even] the master of the White House, Obama, is sufficiently evil to burn the entire world. "It should be borne in mind that the ISIS [ members] can be heads of state, generals, ministers, and leaders of intelligence apparatuses. Before the world launches an all-out war against 'the savage tribe' [of ISIS], it must purge the terrorists among the heads of state and their security apparatuses, especially those of the superpowers, and destroy the factories and labs that created this [savage] tribe. [The world] must be just and pursue peace, and then the ISIS tribe will perish."[7] Syrian Columnist: The Paris Attacks Were Perpetrated By Turkish Intelligence Dr. Sayyah 'Azzam, a columnist for the Syrian daily Al-Watan, blamed Turkey for the attacks: "It would appear that it was Turkish intelligence, [acting under] the direct order of [Turkish President] Erdogan, who sent this message to Paris by means of ISIS. Just as [Turkish intelligence] sent the immigrant waves to Europe, it organized the terror attack in Paris." According to 'Azzam, Turkey believes that the terror attacks and immigration waves will convince the international community to let it establish a safe zone on its border with Syria that will allow it to target the Kurds. He added that "some believe" that Erdogan was also involved in downing the Russian plane over Sinai as a message to Russia that it would be punished for supporting the Syrian regime.[8] Endnotes: [1] See MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 6217, 'Al-Hayat' Editor: The World Must Launch World War Against Terror; Arab, Muslim World Must Examine Itself, November 15, 2015; Special Dispatch No. 6221, Editor Of Iraqi Daily: The Arabs And Muslims Must Acknowledge Their Direct Responsibility For The Terror Sweeping The World, November 16, 2015. [2] On October 10, 2011, Al-Arabiya TV aired a segment in which the Grand Mufti of Syria, Ahmad Hassoun, threatened that "with the first shell dropping in Syria, the sons and daughters of Syria and Lebanon will set out to become suicide [attackers] in Europe and Palestine... I say to all European [countries] and to the U.S.: If you bomb Syria or Lebanon, we will prepare suicide [attackers], who are already in your midst, [for action]." [3] Al-Watan (Saudi Arabia), November 16, 2015. [4] Al-Watan (Egypt), November 17, 2015. [5] Al-Ayyam (Palestinian Authority), November 16, 2015. [6] Al-Jazirah (Saudi Arabia), November 17, 2015. [7] Al-Hayat Al-Jadida (Palestinian Authority), November 15, 2015. [8] Al-Watan (Syria), November 23, 2015. Regards Cees*** A Global Strategy for Combating al Qaeda and the Islamic State By Mary Habeck December 7, 2015 A report by Mary Habeck with James Jay Carafano,
  12. 12. C de Waart; CdW Intelligence to Rent dewaartc@hotmail.com In Confidence The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see. –Winston Churchill CdW Intelligence to Rent Page 12 of 13 10/12/2015 Thomas Donnelly, Bruce Hoffman, Seth Jones, Frederick W. Kagan, Kimberly Kagan, Thomas Mahnken, and Katherine Zimmerman Executive Summary The United States faces a fundamental challenge to its way of life. Al Qaeda and the Islamic State (ISIS), two groups that have already killed thousands of Americans and tens of thousands of Muslims, are waging war on the United States, our allies, and our friends as part of a general strategy to create a global caliphate. As evidenced by their gains in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, and South Asia, the extremists are no longer on the run and arguably are winning. Al Qaeda, in particular, has expanded its control and influence in the past few years, with affiliates and linked groups present in more than 20 countries. Download the full report. Whereas these organizations were limited mostly to terrorist activities in 2011, today they are playing leading roles in a dozen active insurgencies and, along with ISIS, are beginning to demonstrate conventional warfare capabilities in places like Syria, Iraq, and Yemen. ISIS, meanwhile, has control of large swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq and is performing all the functions of governance in these areas. Perhaps even more important, the extremists currently have momentum: expanding the territory under their influence, increasing their access to safe havens, spreading their ideology, and raising their capabilities. In seeking to counter these threats, the United States faces significant strategic challenges. American leaders still have not recognized the nature of this war and have a dangerous misconception of the threat. At the same time, our global position is materially worse than it was just three years ago. We have fewer allies, fewer capable partners, fewer forward bases, fewer available resources, and fewer forces to deal with the threat. The policies the United States has adopted to confront al Qaeda and other extremists are also reactive, rather than proactive, ceding initiative to the extremists. All these developments create the perception that the United States is no longer winning the fight against al Qaeda and ISIS. Although the ongoing US-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria demonstrate increased American resolve, the United States needs a new strategy to stop ISIS, al Qaeda, and affiliated groups: a counterinsurgency with ideological, security, diplomatic, economic, and political components. This comprehensive population-centric strategy must confront ISIS and al Qaeda on a regional basis, rather than in independent undertakings. The first effort must focus on the Levant, an area that includes Syria and Iraq, as well as on the Arabian Peninsula, which acts as a crucial support for the extremists’ main fight. Beyond these two areas, the US will also need to engage in South Asia, which provides al Qaeda, in particular, with its main command node. The objectives of this strategy are clear: al Qaeda, ISIS, and the jihadist or Islamist movements close to the group must be defeated decisively, the territory and people that
  13. 13. C de Waart; CdW Intelligence to Rent dewaartc@hotmail.com In Confidence The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see. –Winston Churchill CdW Intelligence to Rent Page 13 of 13 10/12/2015 they control must be freed, and extremist ideology must be so discredited that few Muslims will feel attracted to its arguments. Given the size of the problem, the United States needs capable partners with responsive, legitimate governments to help degrade and defeat ISIS and al Qaeda militarily and ideologically. For the purposes of this strategy, victory will mean reducing al Qaeda and ISIS back to the original terrorist group that they were in the late 1980s: small and incapable of carrying out mass-casualty terrorist attacks. This can happen only when we have degraded the extremists’ capabilities until they are once again unable to recruit enough followers to replace leaders lost, to hold territory or enforce their version of sharia, and to carry out anything but minor and local terrorist attacks. None of this is possible without capable partners. The global and comprehensive nature of this counterinsurgency strategy leads to an especially difficult challenge: this will not be an easy or short conflict, and the country must be prepared politically, fiscally, militarily, and mentally for a long war. Given the long-term and continuous effort inherent in this strategy, building domestic support and bipartisan agreement is vital. The risks of action seem clear and overwhelming, but the risks of inaction—including the loss of key terrain to both groups, the creation of multiple safe havens for the extremists to plot against us, and the undermining of states around the globe—are even more dire. As these conditions worsen, al Qaeda and/or ISIS will carry out a mass-casualty attack against the homeland: it is a question of not if, but rather when. Even more worrisome is our assessment that, if we fail to stop the extremists from taking territory and undermining states, al Qaeda or ISIS will obtain weapons of mass destruction; then it will be too late to act. Preventing these outcomes will require a serious and prolonged effort, but it is an effort that is well worth the costs and risks for the United States and our allies and partners. Regards Cees ***

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