World Affairs Brief, August 22, 2014 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.
Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief (http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com).
This Week’s Analysis:
Ferguson Riots: Militarization of Police on Display
Beheading of James Foley as a New Provocation for War
Preparedness Tip: Edible Plants
BEHEADING OF JAMES FOLEY AS A NEW PROVOCATION FOR WAR
James Green of the UK Telegraph reported that British police are saying that even watching the video posted of ISIS militants killing a journalist can be considered an act of terror as well as downloading or reposting it. This is incredible:
The MPS (Metropolitan Police Service) Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) is investigating the contents of the video that was posted online in relation to the alleged murder of James Foley. We would like to remind the public that viewing, downloading or disseminating extremist material within the UK may constitute an offense under terrorism legislation.
I can’t believe the British legislation specifically mentions “viewing,” but this shows the egregious escalation of police interpretation of laws granting them draconian powers under the false threat of terror.
As I pointed out recently, it appears that the US public (like the rest of the world) had became tired of government parading the al Qaeda threat constantly to justify the escalating war against liberty in the United States. Thus a new enemy has been funded and created—ISIS—which is busy rampaging through Iraq. The Washington Times, which often exacerbates the Islamic threat based upon the steady drivel of government propaganda, did so again this week by parroting the government’s claims about ISIS targeting Americans and the British. All this is based upon the dubious premise of “thousands” of British Muslims joining ISIS (how would they know this?) and then coming back to wreak havoc at home.
Tuesday’s horrific videotaped beheading of American photojournalist James Foley was packaged with a new Islamic State posting on social media threatening the United States: “We will drown all of you in blood.”
A visibly angered President Obama gave a stern reply Wednesday afternoon, saying in a televised address that the U.S. and its allies will work together to “extract this cancer” that is the Islamic State.
Any time Obama gets on television and hypocritically announces more war actions (however reticent he plays), you know the globalists are pushing something—and this clearly means another larger war in Iraq and Syria. This may be the back door into Syria that I have been anticipating. Since the US got stuck with the Kerry induced chemical weapons dismantling agreement in Syria, the US has had to conjure up another reason to intervene. Building up ISIS as the great new monster is the perfect vehicle, and it could lead from F-18 attacks in Iraq back to Syria (to root out ISIS in its home bases—which we helped fund and support).
Just hours after Mr. Obama spoke, the White House revealed that the president had authorized a secret military mission this summer to a site in Syria in a bid to free Mr. Foley and other Americans held by the terrorist group, but the hostages were not there. The White House did not reveal exactly when or where in Syria the mission took place.
This is a typical PR stunt, and very suspicious. Why not reveal the date if it really went down? By refusing to do so, American Special Ops (who are always compartmentalized) will simply assume some other team did the raid. Without a date no one can check on what team was doing what at that time.
America is always a sucker for a hostage rescue attempt, or a phony Bin Laden capture/kill story—which was laden with falsehoods (the biggest of which is that bin Laden was killed in the raid and his body disposed of in the sea. Bin Laden was long dead and the raid was a setup and a fraud probably involving one of his two look-alikes).
The White House said earlier this month that the Islamic State is not a threat to Americans — a position deemed “utter hogwash” by Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch, which monitors Islamic extremism [and a known front for the neocons]. “The White House says that the U.S. is not at war with the Islamic State,” Mr. Spencer said. “But the Islamic State certainly is at war with the U.S.”
Mr. Spencer said there is ample evidence that the terrorist group — which controls large portions of Iraq and Syria and has committed mass executions — is gearing up for attacks against the U.S.
US neocons and duped Christians who have a knee-jerk reactive form of ignorant patriotism keep hyping the Muslim threat, and fail to see the much more sophisticated globalist threat deep within our government which keeps ginning up these terror wars to drive us toward their “solutions.” Now here comes the phony intel about Americans and British joining ISIS:
The U.S. government believes some Americans have joined the Islamic State and, programmed to conduct suicide bombings, will pose risks upon their return. Britain says hundreds of its nationals have joined the militants and have committed some of its most brutal killings. British authorities said Wednesday that they suspect the black-clad executioner in Tuesday’s beheading video is a Briton. Germany and France say about 1,300 of their nationals have joined jihadist groups, including the Islamic State.
If the US and British government have specific intel on these turncoats, then surely they know enough to stop them from returning. In fact, one of the hostages who was returned from Syria said there were only 3 English speaking negotiators and that the one who killed Foley was a Brit called “John.”
Worldnetdaily.com, like the Washington Times, is always picking up the government line from claimed “insider sources” which are carefully trained disinformation agents. They too were pushing the claim that ISIS is going to attack America.
As for the threat of Muslim terror flooding into this country, the government has been hyping this threat ever since 9/11. What’s stopping them? With a wide open Mexican border, they should be flooding across, but they are not. That is because the terrorists are largely government controlled, and such a flood of terror would backfire on the government illegal immigration agenda by causing a hue and cry from the public to seal the border—which they don’t want to do.
Retired Army Gen. John M. Keane, who is pressing the White House to adopt a broad campaign against the Islamic State, agrees that the terrorist organization of more than 10,000 fighters represents wider threat. “[The Islamic State] is the new face of al Qaeda and is a threat to U.S. vital interests in the Middle East and a threat to the safety and security of the American people,” Mr. Keane said.
And this last statement proves my first point that ISIS is being promoted as the new al Qaeda. One has to wonder what script the Washington Times is reading from. It seems to me, the Times is acting as a shill for the neocon side of government black operations. So, just because the Washington Times or Fox News parades as conservative outlets for the news, they are often acting the role of controlled opposition.
Remember that the US has a long history of creating horrific stories to justify going to war. Remember the supposed ripping of premature babies out of incubators in Iraq? It didn’t happen. The supposed chemical weapons attack on civilians by Assad in Syria? Also not true.
Paul Joseph Watson has done an excellent job of making the case for the beheading of Foley being staged—with a British executioner—to help build up this false threat in the minds of Brits and Americans. Here are his points from the video:
1. The statement read by Foley prior to his execution was entirely too calm and compliant for someone who knew he was about to be violently beheaded. Why cooperate to this degree if you know you are going to die unwillingly?
2. In other beheading videos, there are always crowds of other jihadis around reading out tracts from the Koran and reveling in the gore. They always chant “Allahu Akbar” before the event. None of that here.
3. Foley offers no resistance whatsoever. What has he got to lose? His face doesn’t even tense up as the knife is at the throat. I suggest that’s nearly impossible for a normal person anticipating the cut.
4. You don’t actually see the beheading. It’s not on the video footage. Strangely, at the very end, when the so-called terrorist is showing off the next victim, his hands are perfectly clean, like he just got back from a manicure. What would such a brutal outfit that has slaughtered thousands, gain by leaving out the actual footage of the beheading?
I have a slightly different emphasis. First, I don’t want to be graphic at this point but I have to point out that it’s impossible to sever someone’s head in a single stroke with a knife in the hand as shown. That’s why guillotines were invented.
Second, and most importantly, Foley’s entire speech condemning and blaming the US for his death doesn’t make sense. If it is a unwilling statement, then why go through with it when you are obviously going to be killed anyway. What’s the gain for Foley? If he really has been turned by ISIS and is against the US, then why is he being killed, why go willingly? This would imply he has agreed to be a martyr for the cause, and there’s nothing in Foley’s background that would explain him going that far. You’d have to be a dyed-in-the-wool radical jihadist to do that. So, the entire scenario is too bizarre to be real or logical.
So what really went on here? None of us can really know, but we have to presume he really is dead. My best guess is that his killer may well have been one of several British agents that have been planted inside ISIS, and somehow he got talked into doing this stunt and then was betrayed and killed, but in a more surgical way than the faked beheading.
Don’t dismiss this out of hand. Remember, that the chief counter intelligence agent of the Irish terrorist organization (IRA) turned out to be a British agent and he personally sent several British spies, who were caught by the IRA, to their deaths. Anything to preserve your cover, right? Or, was British terror partially government supported in the same way the dark side of the US government pulled off the 9/11 attack to begin the war on terror? The bottom line is that once you have a government playing both sides, you can never trust what they say.
Joel Skousen’s brilliant analysis! Syria: West Using Terror to Provoke Defections — The Syrian overthrow is a “must accomplish” goal of the US and Israel prior to the coming attack on Iran … so that Israel doesn’t have to face Syrian missiles as part of the inevitable Iranian retaliation.
Washington Post: Former CIA Officials Admit To Faking Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein — “The actors were drawn from some of us darker-skinned employees” (‘bin Laden’)
Joel Skousen: More on Death of SEAL Team Six in Afghanistan — The evidence of direct witnesses to the raid on the claimed bin Laden compound say only one chopper landed and it crashed and burned when leaving, killing all aboard. I concluded that the raid was a set up to fake bin Laden’s death (having died years before) to boost Obama’s popularity. Seal Team Six members on the raid died there, so another helicopter crash was planned in Afghanistan which the military could claim had these same members were on board—thus allowing them to explain to parents why their sons wouldn’t be coming home…
U.S.-Backed ISIS Beheads American Journalist — U.S. government provided weapons and training to the same jihadists in Syria who later crossed into Iraq!
OBAMA PLANS TO ‘FIGHT ISIS’ BY ARMING ISIS — ISIS the excuse to get done what the PTB have so far failed to accomplish – the overthrow of the Assad government
NSA Doc Reveals ISIS Leader is U.S., BRITISH and ISRAELI Intelligence Asset | Israel’s Hornet Nest Strategy
“(video) U.S. Intelligence: Rebels Used Sarin — And is there a moral imperative to bomb Syria even if there were 400 children killed? How about 500,000 killed by US foreign policy that Albright said was worth it?
[Why-they-hate-US video] Webster Tarpley: Syria & Iran, the Colorado Shooting — We are murdering Syrians, falsely blaming it on Assad in order to justify invasion so Syria can’t strike us when we/Israel strike Iran. The German people are being told while our presstitutes go along with the deception.
Joe Biden (2012 Hypocrisy): If Romney Wins, We’ll Go To War With Syria | CNN (2012): ROMNEY has accused Obama and his administration of being weak in dealing with President Bashar al-Assad, and has called for the United States and allies to ARM SYRIAN REBELS