Why Brzezinski is responsible for ISIS and how the US got totally played and now won't admit itZbigniew Brzezinski Taliban Pakistan Afghanistan pep talk 1979
It was he who first foresaw the power of combating nationalism with religious fanaticism. It was he who first put into motion the strategy of importing Islamic fundamentalists from everywhere on Earth into Pakistan, for reasons of deniability, arming them, and then sending them to fight the USSR.
After the withdraw of Soviet forces in Afghanistan, and the apparent success of the mujahedin, the group fragmented. This fragmentation saw the spread of various permutations of Islamic fundamentalism mixed with fugitives and exiles from their various origin states, and elements of drug cartels on at least four continents into the Middle East.
However, after neglect (some might say downright hostility) from the West, the organization of these forces has been the purview of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has been financing Wahhabi causes through their proxies of charities and other states, namely Qatar. These various fragmented groups still appear to assist each other despite their diffusion in the Middle East. When it became apparent that Libya was up for grabs their forces swelled. This was seen by the US and NATO as an opportunity to use these people as a proxy once again against Gaddafi. Some prominent figures already had tabs being kept on them.http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/25/world/guantanamo-files-libyan-detainee-now-us-ally-of-sorts.html
There were many governments that needed toppling in the Middle East, governments not friendly at the time to Saudi Arabia, the US or Israel, and weapons and troops were in short order. The fall of Qaddafi and the West's 'no boots' approach left Qaddafi's arms stockpiles up for grabs and all of those poor political prisoners in need of freedom and purpose. But such a precious commodity was surely not going to be lost under the supervision of the United States.
As far as guns are concerned, well, the US needs to know what those are and where they are going. So it wanted to middleman a weapons transfer. Middlemen are always appreciated and always well liked by the others in the transactions. Middlemen rarely if ever are self interested with nothing to really offer the other participants. This middleman simply needed to see who was "legitimate and who was not."http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/03/us-names-chris-stevens-liaison-to-libyan-opposition/
He provides liaison services to the groups for over one year. The purpose was to vet the leaders to see who the US could trust meanwhile providing tactical air support for the militias slowly taking over Libya. Come, 9/11/2012 and the US finds out that it can't actually trust whoever it was they were trusting but it gains deniability once again for further operations elsewhere - the US does not appear to notice that it has been played. A new problem quickly presented itself when Obama's mettle came to be seen to be tested after his comments about a "red line" concerning the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
It has been said that the "red line threat" was revoked after it became clear that Assad had not used chemical weapons, but that Turkish and Saudi intelligence had provided them to the Al-Nusra Front (a branch of al qaeda) in an attempt at manipulation.http://www.lrb.co.uk/v36/n08/seymour-m-hersh/the-red-line-and-the-rat-line
The failed lure leads to the prompting of moving small arms into Syria from Libya. This task was accomplished through organizing the Libyan rebels with Qatar air and boat resources to help distribute arms through Turkey into Syria.http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/22/world/africa/in-a-turnabout-syria-rebels-get-libyan-weapons.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
In April the much beloved Senator John McCain, the cunning strategist, made an appearance with the leaders in the Free Syrian Army. He uses the opportunity as a photo opportunity, as do his hosts. Little does he know that the people he is meeting with are people who had been responsible for half a dozen prison liberations in the Middle East. Libya and Syria have been repressive regimes, yes, but also cooperative in the war on terror each holding rendition prisons that the CIA would occasionally make use of. The prisons were full of suspected terrorists and former torture victims. One of these men, meeting on behalf of the Free Syrian Army, meeting with John McCain, had already founded ISIS and had been working with the al-Nura Front to liberate prisons; this man sat with John McCain and smiled through the meeting knowing that the US is providing diplomatic support to him. Sure, looks to me like the US got played again. Got played in Libya. Got played in Syria.http://www.voltairenet.org/article185085.html
Judge for yourself the success of this strategy of arming proxies and attempting to manipulate them, but consider a phrase and a story. The phrase is "lilly white." The story (roughly taken from the movie Training Day):
"One day a man walks out of his front door and see a snail on his porch. The snail is wearing glasses and walking slow and smiling with his hat and his house nearby. This man picks the snail up and smashes the little house, breaks the little glasses and throws the snail out into the yard. It takes months of being hurt, bleeding, and recovering for the snail to crawl back up to his spot on the porch, but he manages. Then one day the man walks over the snail to his car and he notices the snail looking at him. So, he turns and says, "What the fuck are you looking at?"