Understanding U.S wars, ISIS and Qassem Soleimani’s assassination
By Hajj Waziri Isa Roohullah
4 Jan 2021 08:22
Islam Times: while the ISIS was having field days destroying and taking over different towns and villages in Iraq and Syria, with the active support of the US and Israel, that General Qassim Soleimani emerged from the blues, when hope was almost lost by the people of Syria and Iraq, and with divine strength and support, he deteated the proxy US and Israeli army (ISIS). They were completely shattered, and all the towns and cities that were under their control were liberated.
“Those who commit the murders, write the reports”
– Ida B. Wells
“If you are not careful, the Newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing”
– Malcom X
The crux of this article, intended for the one year anniversary of the gruesome and brutal assassination of Qassim Soleimani, rare Iranian General, at Baghdad International Airport, Iraq, on the 3rd of January, 2020, an act, which some experts, including the United Nations Special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, considered as a likely violation of international laws, as well as US domestic laws, is aimed at shedding more light on the actual circumstances that led to his assassination, history and the antecedents of his murderers.
Commenting shortly after General Soleimani’s assassination, President Donald Trump admitted that the assassination was carried out to stop an “imminent attack,” clarifying further that the action was taken “in response to an escalation of series of attacks…to protect United States personnel, to deter Iran from conducting or supporting further attacks…and to end Iran’s strategic escalation of attacks.
Regrettably, because the Trump narrative which suddenly became the views of the mainstream media, innocent, uninformed and lazy commentators across the world, kept parroting the Trump’s narrative to the extent that the victim, the oppressed (Qassim Soleimani) is viewed today by some ignoramuses as the criminal.
Remember the famous saying of Ida B. Wells, the celebrated Black American Investigative Journalist, that, “the way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them”.
The Iraqi government, whose son – Al-Muhandis – was also killed in the the cowardly attack, said the attack undermined its national sovereignty and considered it a breach of its bilateral security agreement with the US. They also called it an act of aggression against its officials.
General Soleimani’s assassination is one of the several crimes that the United States has committed in history through the CIA, as often endorsed by the military-industrial complex, whose pre-occupation is, and had always been to ignite wars across the world, so they can sell weapons and be employed as military advisors, for both warring sides.
The United States is, arguably, the leading country in the world today that thrives on wars and invasion of other people’s countries, using false flag operations.
In his book, ‘Let’s Try Democracy’, David Swanson wrote that, “there is a reason that most countries polled in December 2013 by Gallup, called the United States the greater threat to peace in the world, and why Pew found that viewpoint increased in 2017.”
Swanson opined that since World War II, during a supposed golden age of peace, the United States military has killed or helped kill 20 million, overthrown at least 36 governments, interfered in at least 85 foreign elections, attempted to assassinate over 50 foreign leaders, and dropped bombs on people in over 30 countries. The United States is responsible for the deaths of 5 million people in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, and over 1 million just since 2003 in Iraq.
Corroborating this fact, in his book, “Holocust inflicted on Muslims and others” by the Western-US alliance, John Pilger (2012) cited America’s historian, Williams Blum, who cited in his updated summary of the record of US Foreign Policy since World War II, said US has:
- Tried to overthrow more than 50 foreign governments, most of them democratically elected.
- Tried to suppress popular national movements in more than 20 countries.
- Grossly interfered in democratic elections in at least 30 countries
Tried to assassinate more than 50 foreign leaders
- Dropped bombs on the people or more than 30 countries
Swanson also revealed that since 2001, the United States has been systematically destroying a region of the globe, bombing Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Syria, not to mention the Philippines.
He said the United States has “Special Forces” operating in two-third of the world’s countries, and “non-special forces” in three-quarters of them. “The United States,” according to Swanson, “Provides weapons, military training, and/or military funding to almost every dictatorship and oppressive government on earth.”
According to David Vine,, the United States probably has more foreign military bases than any other people, nation, or empire in history.
Vine said most Americans would be forgiven for being unaware that hundreds of US bases, and hundreds of thousands of US troops still encircle the globe. Although few know it, the United States garrisons the planet, unlike any country in history, and the evidence is on view from Honduras to Oman, Japan to Germany, Singapore to Djibouti.
A scholar and former CIA consultant, Chalmers Johnson said, “As distinct from other peoples, most Americans do not recognize United States dominates the world through its military power. Due to government secrecy, our citizens are often ignorant of the fact that our garrisons encircle the planet.”
“The American government keeps telling its citizens and other people of the world that the purpose of those military bases on other people’s land is essentially for its national security and global peace, especially using the fact that most of them were established during World War II and the early years of the cold war,” Vine revealed.
He added that, “while there are no free standing foreign bases permanently located in the United States, there are now around 800 US bases in foreign countries. Seventy years after World War II and 62 years after the Korean War, there are still 174 US “bases, sites” in Germany, 113 in Japan and 83 in South Korea, according to the Pentagon. Hundreds more dot the planet in around 80 countries including Aruba, Australia, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Columbia, Kenya, Qatar, Saudi, Arabia and Yemen, among many other places. Although few Americans realize it.
How many United States military bases do you know are either in or surround Iraq and Iran?
While there are a total of nine US military bases in Iraq, there are about 35 that surround Iran alone, even as it is on record that the Islamic Republic, unlike US, had never invaded any country in its 4000-year history and even being one of the oldest civilizations and inhabited regions in the world. Archeological sites in Iran have established human habitation dating back 100, 000 years to the Paleolithic Age with semi permanent settlements.
The distance between Iran and the United States is approximately 11,681km, the Air travel distance of which is 7,258 miles, while the distant between US to Iraq is about 11,159km (6,934 miles)
With this distance, apart from a dunderhead, who can believe President Trump’s claim that the Americans had to fly for more than 12 hours to Iraq to kill an enemy (Qassim Soleimani) who was planning an attack on the US? How?If you still believe this claim, you must have been brainwashed.
The simple reason why the Iranian General was killed, if you want to know, is, he was the military tactician and strategist that foiled US agelong covert plots to take full and direct control of the entire Middle East with its huge resources. The US had for decades been plotting how to take over the entire middle east and handover the region to Israel, so it could realise its decade long dream of creating ‘Greater Israel’.
The so called ‘Deal of the Century’ is one of the steps that are being taken to achieve this. If this plot succeeds, all the middle eastern countries, including Saudi Arabia, will be reduced to mere local governments or toothless states under the control of Israel.
To achieve this, the United States, Israel, and unfortunately, Saudi Arabia and her allies had to create heartless, wicked and useful idiots called Jihadists, Al-Qaeda, ISIL or ISIS, with the aim of waging holy wars only, but, on their innocent brethren in faith and in humanity. They kill people irrespective of gender, destroy worship and business places. They destroy Schools, rape women and adopt them as sex slaves, all in the name of Islam and holy war to establish ‘Islamic State’. These people carried out different degrees of unprecedented destructions in the Middle East with the support of both the United States, Israel and their allies.
This claim of US support for these murderers has been corroborated by analysts, intellectuals and different agencies in the US itself.
For instance, the report of the United States’ Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) of August 2012, which was released in 2015, revealed that “President Obama, was a direct igniter for the rise of ISIS and the creation of a “Caliphate” by Syria-based radical Islamists and Al-Qaeda”.
The report also identified that arms shipments in Libya had gone to radical Islamist “allies” of the United States and NATO in the overthrowing of Col. Muammar Al-Gaddafi.
These arms shipments which were sent to Syria, became the arsenal that allowed ISIS and other radical rebels to grow.
The declassified DIA report states:
“AQI [Al-Qaeda-Iraq] supported the Syrian opposition from the beginning, both ideologically and through the media…western countries, the Gulf States and Turkey are supporting these Gulf efforts…the West, Gulf Countries and Turkey support the [Syria] opposition…there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist principality in eastern Syria (Hasaka and Der Zor), and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime.”
In a July 2015 interview with Al-Jazeerah, Michael T. Flynn, the Former Head of the US Defence Intelligence Agency, on how to deal with ISIL and Iran, said that the rise of ISIS was the result of a “willfull decision,” not an intelligence failure by the Obama administration.
Sam Westrop who was the Director of the “Islamist Watch” Project of the Middle East Forum, reported in the English Al-Arabiya Newspaper in July, 2018 that:
“The Obama administration knowingly founded an Islamist organization linked to Al-Qaeda.”
This startling expose, published on the website of the US Magazine “National Review” states that a Sudan-based terror organization got approval of the grant of $200,000 by the US treasury in 2014.
It then adds, “the more shocking news is that even after Obama Administration’s, officials were told that the financing unit – Islamic Relief Agency (ISRA) – is a US designated terrorist organization, yet, they went ahead with authorizing the release of at least $115,000 of the aforesaid grant to the Khartoum-based group in 2015”.
It would be recalled that it was in 2014, that the US Treasury Department office of the Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated ISRA, also known as the Islamic African Relief Agency (IARA) as a terror-financing organization. It had taken the decision because of ISRA’s strong links to Osama bn Ladan and his organization Maktab Al-Khidamat (MK) since 1997.
In spite of these and other evidences of linkages in the past, the Magazine claims that the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in July 2014, awarded $723,405 to an International Charity Group – World Vision Inc. working in Sudan for humanitarian purposes-out of it, surprisingly, earmarked $200,000 to the Sub-grantee, the infamous ISRA.
In his concluding remarks, Westrop called on the US Congress to investigate the Obama regime’s role in supporting the terrorist organization, and more broadly, where USAID is sending US’ tax – payers’ money to.
Coincidentally, or in response to Sam Westrop’s call, the US Senate commenced investigations into allegations of Obama’s complicity in the funding of the ISIS terror group.
‘National Review’ reported on December 29, 2020, that the “Senate investigation found out that Obama’s administration knowingly funded Al-Qaeda affiliates”
It would be recalled that President Trump also made a similar revelation in 2015, when he said, “President Obama was the one that created ISIS.”
Hillary Clinton also once admitted in a certain video that went viral in the world, some years ago that it was the US that created and funded the terrorists they are fighting – Al-Qaeda.
It is also on record that Israel had been in the forefront of supporting ISIS. This was revealed by an Israeli General, Brigadier Yussi Elon Shahak, when he was captured in Iraq in 2015.
Shahak, confessed during investigation, that “there is strong cooperation between MOSSAD and ISIS top military commanders,” asserting that “there are Israeli advisors helping ISIS on laying out strategic and military plans, and guiding them in the battlefield.”
The Israeli General also revealed that, “the terrorist organization also has military consultants from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Jordan. Saudi Arabia had, according to the Isaeli General, then,  provided ISIS with 30,000 vehicles, while Jordan rendered 4500 vehicles. Qatar and United Arab Emirates delivered funds for covering ISIS overall expenditure”.
It was while the ISIS was having field days destroying and taking over different towns and villages in Iraq and Syria, with the active support of the US and Israel, that General Qassim Soleimani emerged from the blues, when hope was almost lost by the people of Syria and Iraq, and with divine strength and support, he deteated the proxy US and Israeli army (ISIS). They were completely shattered, and all the towns and cities that were under their control were liberated.
This was the simple and major crime of Qassem Soleimani to the US and Israel who had to kill him in cold blood while on official visit to Baghdad. They could not face him in any battlefield where he beat them hands down at different occasions and locations during his historic war against the ISIS terrorists.
When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes a duty – Thomas Jefferson.
Hajj Waziri Isa Roohullah writes from Zaria
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