ISIS Questions? Follow The Money.

Posted on August 25, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

Evidently, ISIS paid cash for their fleet of brand new, white full-size Toyota pickups. Or maybe they stole the trucks, because they hadn’t yet looted the bank in Mosul of $500 million or $10 billion or whatever enormous amount. Certainly intelligence agencies have been all over the “new Toyota trucks” aspect of the ISIS issue, and certainly they’ve learned through investigation how ISIS purchased the trucks (cash, check, credit card, barter…), which dealership, the bank account, and how the money got into the account. Certainly.  They’ve been all over it, the mystery has been solved, nothing to see here people – move along.

And all the hi-tech military weaponry and equipment were scarfed up by ISIS at the Middle East’s very popular, annual “Hi-Tech Military Hardware and Weaponry Swap Meet”, where radical terrorist extremists from miles around gather and tell tall tales about whose group of terrorists took the largest “swathes” of land with oil underneath.

ISIS got its military training watching tutorials on YouTube. That story about receiving training in Jordan is some kind of propaganda.

An apology is in order for making light of such a serious situation, but the amount of speculation, misinformation, and false narratives gets to the point where one must vent frustration in some way. Sorry.

If this world were ideal, all the questions about ISIS would have already become answered, because in an ideal world leaders would be unanimous in their views that truth is all-important. Wars and killing in an ideal world would have ceased in the Middle East long ago because leaders, at the first signs of violence, understood clearly the need to resolve the conflict right away before it got out of control. Apparently the conditions required for an ideal world have yet to come into existence.

The same sentiment holds for Ukraine, Gaza, and other war-torn regions on Earth. Millions of articles, reports, videos, talk shows, interviews, and other forms of communication were produced about ISIS, Ukraine, Gaza, Iraq, Syria, and the military violence. The independent media’s reporting is almost diametrically opposite of mainstream corporate news’ reporting. One must ask how views of the two largest groups of journalists on Earth are so far apart on the world’s most important, consequential issues.

One group is reporting accurately and the other is not, for there is no other explanation to the wide divergence of narratives. There is only one true set of facts in reality so journalists, once again in an ideal world, would essentially be reporting the truth with perhaps some rare varying analysis. The simplest form of analysis on the war-torn situations mentioned would consider which “sides” are killing the most people, who has initiated military aggression, and which groups are presenting the most accurate description of reality in their public communications.

Which “sides” in the current Middle East conflagration have acknowledged publicly their awareness of what former Lebanon President Emile Lahoud told about his experience of being offered Saudi Arabian bribe money at a clip of $500,000 per month:

(Thank you to GlobalResearchTV at YouTube)

Former Lebanon President Emile Lahoud declined being bribed by Saudi Arabia, but how many politicians in the Middle East took the money? Emile Lahoud mentioned the attempt by Saudi Arabia to bribe him some three months ago on Press TV, an explosive revelation certainly worthy of reporting by western news corporations, yet although it was conveyed by a former president of Lebanon it was never covered – remaining still unknown to most Americans.

ISIS has received $billions in support from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and other Arab Gulf monarchies, yet people in America still believe somehow the group just materialized out of thin air. Americans are mostly in the dark when it comes to natural gas pipeline competition involving routes across Syria. Both Iran and Qatar have access to the same massive natural gas field and plans to run pipelines across Syria for eventual sale to Europe. Americans are unaware that Iran, Iraq, and Syria agreed to build a $multi-billion natural gas pipeline to move Iran’s gas to Europe, the Syrian war started shortly afterward, and that Qatar – who also proposed a pipeline across Syria to Europe, but the proposal was turned down – supplied $billions to so-called rebels fighting to take down the Bashar al-Assad government in Syria.

These Syrian “rebels” have been somewhat deceptively divided into “moderate”, extreme, and then ISIS – worse than extreme. Besides the pipeline aspect of the Syria war, other factors include Russian influence in Syria and the Middle East (naval port on the coast of Syria), growing Iranian influence in the region, and US/Israel “Machiavellian” plans to “divide and rule” through creating sectarian violence thereby weakening all nations in the region. The US/Israel goal, through war and violence, is consolidation of power in the energy-rich Middle East.

In an ideal world, and here talking about the history of violence and war in the Middle East, there wouldn’t be one drop of oil or natural gas in the region. If that was the case not one man, woman, or child would have suffered harm there through the decades. It is fortunate for the people in the region that their lands are energy-resource rich as it’s good for the economy and higher living standards. It is very unfortunate that until now agreements haven’t been made which give the best chance of peace through equitable sharing of those resources.

People remember the phrase which became famous during the U.S. campaign for president between Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush: “It’s the economy, stupid.” In the Middle East, when attempting to make sense of all the wars through history and now ISIS, the phrase is: “It’s the oil and natural gas, stupid.” George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Tony Blair, current NATO Commander Fogh Rasmussen, and other war criminals wouldn’t have lied to the world about Saddam Hussein’s “weapons of mass destruction” if the major resource/export of Iraq was tulips.

As Nafeez Ahmed points out in the following Real News Network interview, the will to stop the financing sources for ISIS hasn’t materialized. Without those funds and that support ISIS would find their capacity to harm rapidly deteriorate, and Mr. Ahmed asks why steps aren’t being taken to block the sources. That is a question which Americans need to ask of their Congressmen and Senators, along with conveyance of strong demands for truthful explanations of ISIS’ creation and who is accountable.

The second Iraq War resulted in over one million lives lost – based on lies – and now the same kind of corporate, economic interests and people are in the equation. The world’s people are no longer willing to tolerate lies when war and peace hangs in the balance; when the lives of innocent men, women, and children who happen to have been born in a resource-rich region are at risk. During times such as these, the only leaders worthy of making decisions are those with enough personal integrity to speak the absolute truth to humanity.

Only leaders with that high level of honorable, moral intentions and personal integrity are capable of working together to bring about results in the best interests – physical, emotional, spiritual health and well-being – of the people living in the region.

Because for generations innocent people in the Middle East have suffered from war and violence, the time has come for the harm to finally stop. Enough is finally enough. Humanity deserves the truth.

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(Thank you to RealNewsNetwork at YouTube) 

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