In 1979 Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jimmy Carters National Security Advisor flew to Pakistan to arm the Mujahedeen in their war against the Soviets. However, according to Robert Gates director of the CIA under Ronald Reagan, and Secretary of Defence to George H W Bush and Barack Obama, the CIA were in Afghanistan six months before the Soviet invasion with the intent of drawing the Soviets into Afghanistan.
After the Iranian Revolution, the United States funded Saddam Hussain in his war against Iran. It has been proven that the US also funded the Iranians through the Iran-Contra deal, therefore, the US supplied both parties with weaponry for their war. The US continued its support for Saddam even though they knew he was using chemical weapons against the Iranians.
In spite of this the friendly relationship between Iraq and the US continued. Donald Rumsfeld special envoy for Ronald Reagan visited with Saddam on 20th December 1983. This was after it had been disclosed that Saddam was killing people with poison gas, but the US didn’t care.
ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) is being supplied and funded by Qatar and Saudi Arabia, ISIS is competing with Al-Nusra an offshoot of Al-Qaeda which is being supplied weapons and money by their ally Saudi Arabia. The Saudi’s and Qatar have an interest in seeing the Syrian government fall because Syria has long been allied with Iran and Hezbollah. The United States calls Saudi Arabia and Qatar allies and sells them both military weapons that end up in the hands of ISIS. Over 75 rebel groups are vying for power in Syria. Russia in backing the Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad and are currently in Syria training their forces.
The United States currency since the 1970’s has been, with a few notable exceptions, the only currency used to buy and sell oil making it the petrodollar. Prior to 1971, the US government was tentatively tied to the gold standard. According to the IMF, by 1966 foreign central banks held 14 billion in United States dollars however in the United States 3.2 billion in gold was allocated to cover foreign holdings. The Federal Reserve was printing more money than it could actually back. In 1971 Richard Nixon removed the dollar from its last dwindling attachment to the gold standard.
Due to inflation, the debts owed to Federal Reserve banks throughout the world can never be paid back. All currency are debt based currencies. Approximately 70 percent of the world’s money is created by banks. The rest is created by the Federal Reserve banks which they create out of nothing and loan to governments and banks at interest. No agency or branch of government controls the Federal Reserve. Because these loans have interest attached to them there is never enough money to pay the debts off. To stay afloat the economy must grow perpetually this is obviously an unsustainable situation.
In 1973, under the shadow of the artificial OPEC oil shortage, the Nixon administration began secret negotiations with the government of Saudi Arabia, to establish what later came to be referred to as the petrodollar recycling system. Under the arrangement, the Saudi’s would only sell their oil in US dollars. They would invest their excess money into US banks and capital markets. The IMF would then use this money to facilitate loans to oil importers who were having difficulties covering the increase in oil prices. The interest and payment on these loans would be paid for in US dollars.
The agreement was formalized in the US-Saudi Arabian Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation. Put together by Nixon’s Chief of State Henry Kissinger in 1974. The system was expanded to include the rest of OPEC by 1975. The US dollar became America’s number one trade export. As long as the world needed oil, and as long as oil is only traded in US dollars there will be a demand for US dollars.
The oil for US dollars lasted until 2000 when Saddam Hussain decided he’d only sell his oil in Euro’s. Within two years the US had invaded Iraq and their oil sales were switched back to the US dollar. Soon after its invasion of Iraq, the Bush administration tried to push for war with Iran under the false flag invention that Iran was building nuclear weapons. The demonization of Iran continued into the Obama administration. Iran is one of the three countries left who don’t have a Rothschild’s owned Central bank.
In 2004, Iran decided to stop trading oil in US dollars and started building their own oil independent market which wasn’t going to be in US dollars. The first shipments of this oil were sold in 2011. Unable to get the war they wanted the US used the United Nations to impose sanctions on Iran. The goal of the sanction was to topple the Iranian government. While the sanctions did upset the economy of Iran they failed to overthrow the government. This was largely due to Russia’s assistance in bypassing the banking restriction.
In February 2009, Muammar Gaddafi was named the chairman of the African Union. He immediately proposed a unified state with a single currency. It was the structure of this currency that got him killed. His proposal was the African Union run their currency under a gold standard. In 2011 the CIA moved into Libya and began backing militant groups to overthrow Gaddafi. The united nation and NATO pushed through and stretched a UN no-fly zone resolution to tip the balance in their favour. The US paid al-Qaeda extremists to assassinate Gaddafi.
The NATO intervention in Libya segwayed into a covert war on Syria. The armies of the Libyan government were looted and the weaponry was shipped via Turkey to rebels attempting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad of Syria. A large percentage of these fighters had ties to ‘terrorist’ organisations. The US administration knew this, but still supplied them with weapons. The Council on Foreign Relations published an article speaking about what a good thing this was.
In 2013 Syrian rebels launched two sarin gas attacks. This was an attempt to frame Assad and muster international support for international intervention. Russia stepped in to broker a diplomatic solution. The campaign for regime change in Syria, as with Libya was human rights. This wasn’t the real motive. In 2009, Qatar put forward a proposal to run a natural gas pipeline through Syria and Turkey to Europe. Assad rejected this, 2011 he forged a deal to build a pipeline eastward through Iraq and Iran. This left Qatar, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia out of the loop altogether. Qatar, Turkey and Saudi Arabia have been the most aggressive regional players in their attempt to end the Syrian government.
The pipeline angered Washington for three reasons one: because it would significantly strengthen Iran allowing them to trade with Europe without having to deal with Washington’s allies. Two: Syria is Iran’s closest allies its collapse would inherently weaken Iran. And Three: Syria and Iran have a mutual defence agreement military intervention in Syria could open the door to open conflict with Iran.
February 2014, Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych was driven from power. The Ukraine-Russia war is important in the oil game. Russia is the world’s second-largest oil producer. In 2008 they opened up an energy war with sales in Rubles and gold. Russia has also been in the process of setting up a Eurasian economic union, which includes a common currency and its own energy market. Leading up to this Ukraine had been given a choice either join the European Union under an association agreement or join Russia’s Eurasian union. The EU insisted that they couldn’t join both. Russia had no problem with them joining both. President Viktor Yanukovych decided to go with Russia.
In response, the US military apparatus toppled Yanukovych and installed a puppet government. The US lost control of the situation. The people of the Crimea held a poll and about 93% backed a union with Russia. The transition was orderly and peaceful. Crimea is important because of its position in the Black Sea which gives shipping, including naval power, access to the Mediterranean Sea.
The United States have been pushing for Ukraine’s inclusion in the EU for years because then NATO forces could be placed along Russia border. This could have resulted in Russia losing its army base in Crimea. This is why Russia quickly accepted the results of the Ukrainian referendum. Meanwhile, Eastern Ukrainians voted for self-rule in a referendum. This lead to civil war between East and West Ukraine.
Petro Poroshenko was elected president of Ukraine. Exposed by WikiLeaks in 2008, Poroshenko had worked as a mole for the US State Department, they referred to him as ‘our Ukraine insider’. Having a puppet in place didn’t help Washington so they imposed sanctions on Russia. Sanction didn’t work and they pushed Russia and China closer together. They also sped up Russia’s de-dollarization. The US and NATO have put a wedge between themselves and Russia but not between Russia and the rest of the world. China has proposed a new Eurasian security pact that includes Russia and Iran. And of course, due to Iran’s role in the pact which leads to protecting Syria.
In September 2015, Russia began air strikes against ISIS in Syria. The air strikes were conducted at the request of the Syrian Government. America claimed that Russia was attacking American-backed forces, not ISIS. Obama has been arming and training the Syrian rebels since 2011. The US state department supplied ISIS with all their new Toyota trucks. The Free Syrian Army is allied with Al-Nusra and Al-Nusra is allied with ISIS in some regions. ISIS is making $2 million a day in oil sales going through Turkey.
Russia moved into Syria and instituted a no-fly zone. The Syrian rebel groups including ISIS are backed by the United States, United Kingdom, France, and Italy and to a lesser extent the whole European Union. Saudi Arabia sees the Syria war as a means of weakening its enemy Iran. Iran gave to Damascus, weapons and military advisors. Hezbollah also supports Syria.
Jihad doesn’t mean holy war it means to struggle. In Islam, there are two parts of the jihad the outer and the inner. They are both about being the best Muslim they can be. Most Muslims don’t like the word jihad being used in the context of war.
Proposed Syrian Pipelines