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“Al-CIA-duh” in Clash of Civilizations

By Dr. Kevin Barrett and Press TV

 

The al-Nusra front in Syria has officially announced that it is part of al-Qaeda. Even before the announcement, everyone knew it was al-Qaeda. So why is it being armed to the teeth with US-supplied weapons, and given training and strategic and diplomatic support by the US government?

The US, after all, is officially at war with al-Qaeda, which the American government blames for the still-unsolved crimes of September 11th, 2001.

The US says al-Qaeda poses such an extraordinary threat that the Constitution must be suspended, the Bill of Rights set aside, and the President given emergency powers to kill or kidnap anyone on earth without due process of law. This is a very odd claim, since there is no evidence that al-Qaeda poses any real danger to Americans. Even if 9/11 were an actual al-Qaeda attack, and the 19 utterly incompetent pseudo-Muslim playboys blamed for it somehow beat billion-to-one odds and actually pulled it off, terrorism of all kinds would still not pose any statistically significant threat to Americans, who would be more likely to die from lightning strikes and bathtub drownings.

Since 9/11, we have learned about the real capabilities of al-Qaeda. The mentally-challenged shoe bomber Richard Reid, and the equally-inept underwear bomber Abdulmutallab, were apparently both too stupid to know that C-4 type explosives cannot possibly explode without a detonator. By trying to light C-4 with a match, and failing to even start a small fire with which to burn their own appendages, these imbeciles made al-Qaeda the laughingstock of the world.

Why does al-Qaeda hardly ever even try to attack the US – and when it does, the “attacks” are so laughable? Why does al-Qaeda never, ever attack Israel? Why does al-Qaeda instead attack Muslims, and kill them by the tens of thousands?

If we could answer those questions, we might be better able to understand why al-Qaeda is receiving such massive US support for its depredations in Syria.

Al-Qaeda claims it wants to drive the US and the Zionists out of the Muslim lands. It claims it wants to unite the world’s Muslims into a single caliphate. Polls show that a strong majority of the world’s Muslims support these objectives – but they do not support al-Qaeda.

Three-quarters of Muslims want US forces to immediately withdraw from all Islamic countries. Almost four-fifths agree that the so-called “war on terror” is really a war on Islam. Three-quarters support shariah as the basis for the legal system in every Islamic country. Two-thirds want to “unify all Islamic counties into a single Islamic state or caliphate.” (Source: WorldPublicOpinion.org)

So a crushing majority of Muslims supports what al-Qaeda claims it is fighting for. Yet less than 20% of Muslims view al-Qaeda favorably, while roughly 80% view it unfavorably.

Why do most Muslims support every one of al-Qaeda’s stated objectives, yet despise al-Qaeda itself?

The answer: Muslims are horrified by al-Qaeda’s terrorist tactics. Polls show that Muslims, more than any other group on earth, reject terrorism. Fewer than 10% of Muslims worldwide believe that attacks on civilians may be justified by political ends.

Americans – unlike Muslims – do support terrorism. According to a Gallup poll, more than half of non-Muslim Americans believe it is sometimes justifiable to target and kill civilians. And nearly three-quarters of Americans support drone strikes, which primarily kill innocent civilians.

It seems that the so-called “war on terror” is actually a war OF terror. Americans have been brainwashed into supporting their own government’s terrorist war on the world.

So how does al-Qaeda fit into this picture?

“Al-Qaeda” means “The Database” – a CIA database of mujahideen fighters, mercenaries, and drug smugglers. “The Database” was created by the CIA and its Saudi and Pakistani proxies to fight the Russians in Afghanistan in the 1980s. After the Russian defeat, The Database was re-deployed to smuggle drugs and harass the Russian empire in places like Chechnya and the Balkans. (I will henceforth translate “al-Qaeda” into English as “The CIA Database.”)

On September 11th, 2001, The CIA Database supposedly attacked America.

Suddenly, The CIA Database was a convenient excuse for shredding the Constitution, doubling the military budget, and launching wars of aggression against Israel’s enemies.

That explains why The CIA Database is attacking Syria under US sponsorship. Syria is a de facto ally of Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran, and Russia, all of which wish to remain independent of the US-Israeli empire.

But the CIA Database is not just America’s Arab Legion. It is not just a database of deluded jihadis and mercenaries deployed by the US-Israeli empire to destabilize its enemies.

The CIA Database is, above all, a psychological warfare operation. It aims to drive a wedge between Muslims and Westerners, and set them at war with each other in a “clash of civilizations.” And it also aims to drive a wedge between Sunni and Shi’a Muslims, opening the door for increased US-Israeli penetration into the Middle East.

Bernard Lewis, the Zionist islamophobe who advises US and British intelligence, invented the term “clash of civilizations.” Evidence suggests that Lewis also invented The CIA Database as a means of triggering his avidly-desired “clash of civilizations.” (Lewis was the first advisor to visit George W. Bush immediately after the 9/11 attacks.)

Throughout his career, Bernard Lewis has been fascinated by the medieval Ismaili Assassins – the topic of his dissertation and first book. The Assassins were a radical Muslim sect that destabilized the Middle East and weakened its political structures, allowing the European crusaders to conquer al-Quds (Jerusalem).

In the final essay collected in Benjamin Netanyahu’s How the West Can Win – a manifesto foreshadowing the “war on terror” and laying bare its strategies – Lewis argued that the West needed to create the modern equivalent of the Ismaili Assassins in order to destabilize the Muslim Middle East and open it to conquest by the new, Zionist Crusade.

The West quickly followed Lewis’s advice. It created a modern version of the Ismaili Assassins: The CIA Database, better known by its Arabic name “al-Qaeda.”

The CIA Database not only kills Muslims by the tens of thousands and destabilizes their governments. It also provides Americans with a hated enemy, and justifies unlimited US “interventions” (more properly termed “wars of aggression”) anywhere on the planet.

Perhaps most importantly, al-Qaeda operates as a tool of psychological warfare against Muslims. By identifying legitimate Muslim anti-imperialism with a brand name that is hated by 80% of Muslims and 99% of non-Muslims, it undercuts that anti-imperialism, and saps Muslims’ desire to struggle for their independence.

All communications experts know that the best way to stop an idea from spreading is to put that idea in the mouth of an unattractive spokesperson. By identifying Islamic unity, anti-imperialism, and anti-Zionism with terrorism, strategic ineptitude, murderous sectarianism, and obscurantism, the CIA Database’s brand-name “al-Qaeda” has been used to “skunk” the whole Islamic awakening, and hinder the liberation of Muslim countries from Western and Zionist domination.

That is why The CIA Database in Syria is being armed and trained by – who else – the CIA…and its assets among the US-occupied Muslim-majority countries of the Middle East.

Bernard Lewis is undoubtedly amused by the fact that so many self-styled jihadis are actually working for The CIA Database, fighting against the very cause they think they are supporting.

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19 Responses to "“Al-CIA-duh” in Clash of Civilizations"

  1. captain obvious  April 17, 2013 at 6:45 am

    “uhhmm-uhh, I ask you dont ask that question in the name of national security”
    of course that was back in the ollie north days, congressional hearing..
    that slob didnt even blink as he ignored-dodged the simple question.

    over at infowars theres a couple articles about youtube pulling video clips of last months family guy episodes where peter won the marathon by driving over runners, seth mcfarlne saying that the video is a hoax, as theyre scrambling to delete it from peoples DVR’s.. its pretty crazy stuff.

  2. captain obvious  April 17, 2013 at 6:25 am

    “Al Qaeda hates us for our freedoms”..

    the bush’s, the clintons, obama, and many more..
    are ALL CIA DUHHH, and have been waging WAR against Americans for decades.

    de-industrialization, financial fraud insider trading counterfeitting, importing dope,
    controlling the media, psyops, false flag attacks, approving poisons as food-medicine,
    de-educating, NAFTA-GATT NDAA POLICE STATE DHS-TSA..
    even making us pay for the 5 bullets they may plan to put into each and every one of us,
    as they trash our reputation globally with illegal wars, depleted uranium everywhere..

    sure GWB said he believed in Jesus, what he didnt say is that his “religion” is luciferian,
    literally waging WAR against all God’s creation, GMO, chemtrails, depleted uranium,
    sterilizing BPA plastics, revoking God given Constitutionally reminded rights and more..

    Bohemian Grove “cremation of care” child sacrifice, sodomy, all of it satanic..
    a lot of unknowing Christians, only heard GWB’s “I believe in Jesus”, accepted it at face value,
    completely clueless about him being an alcoholic powderhead closet sodomist,
    who as a child tortured and killed small animals for laughs, a skull and bonesman,
    got his pilot licence yanked for refusing a drug test, and his grandpa is alestair crowley..
    his other grandpa prescott about busted for funding hitler, and the CIA formed from nazis.

    shame the majority doesnt understand these things.

    • captain obvious  April 17, 2013 at 6:33 am

      almost forgot.. “mission accomplished”.
      like when he “ran against” john kerry, another satanic frat buddy..
      “vote for demon one or two, would you like and order of fries with that?”

      it all SOUNDS crazy, but the reality IS that diabolical (diablo anyone?)..
      people who understand it DO sound crazy describing it all, get dismissed,
      “crazy conspiracy theorist”, but the real conspiracies ARE that insane.

  3. Sami Jamil Jadallah  April 16, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Kevin.. salam.. with your permission I am sharing with every one the first reaction from Palestine.. from my friend Dr. Mazin..
    This post also appears at
    http://popular-resistance.blogspot.com/2013/04/boston-bombings.html where
    you can post comments/discussions.

    At first I thought I should not comment on the Boston bombings as it is
    obvious that we in Palestine, under siege and regular bombardment would
    clearly sympathize. But then I saw the usual pundits on mainstream media
    trying to spin the tragedy to serve racism. The Israeli Consul-General in
    Boston told the Jerusalem Post that “Boston is a very quiet and calm place,
    especially when we come from Israel…..Still, the Jewish community and the
    consulate are on alert and security has been increased”. He speaks as if
    he represents Jews of Boston (and only them) and insinuates as usual that
    problems in Palestine (‘Israel’) are because of the native “Arabs” not
    because of the Zionist colonization. CNN gave extensive time to the
    Zionist ex-congresswoman Jane Harman who claimed this terrorist attack is
    likely linked to AlQaeda Islamists while trying to connect herself to
    victims when she supports terrorism herself. Besides her appalling record
    in voting for more weapons and money to Israel to kill Palestinians, she
    was unashamedly more pro-Israel to the point of challenging US interests on
    several occasions. In October 2006, Time magazine stated that Harman had
    agreed to lobby the US Department of Justice to reduce espionage charges
    against Steve J. Rosen and Keith Weissman, two officials at the American
    Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). In exchange, Time said there was
    a quid pro quo in which AIPAC would lobby then-House Minority Leader Nancy
    Pelosi to appoint Harman as chair of the House Intelligence Committee! Then
    came Wolf Blitzer, another Zionist who now poses as the serious looking
    global “reporter” for CNN. Here is Norman Finkelstein speaking the truth
    while Blitzer defends racism/Zionism and shows where his loyalties stand in
    a public debate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-8aTGnjHnI But if you
    thought his CNN appointment made him moderate his stance, you would be
    mistaken. He continues to use all opportunities (including this tragedy)
    to use smoke and mirrors to hide facts. Many Zionist pundits appeared in
    mainstream media spinning the same web.

    There is no mention by those with “Israel first” mentality of the billions
    of taxpayer dollars given to Israel annually because of the Zionist lobby
    and how many innocent people are killed or displaced by it. [Israel, a
    small rich country gets more aid than Latin America and subSaharan Africa
    combined]. There is no mention of past Israeli false flag operations (for
    example in Egypt against US and British interests and in Iraq against
    Jewish institutions to drive Jews to migrate to colonize Palestine). There
    is no mention of billions made by investors with inside knowledge; no
    mainstream media tried to investigate the short selling and the US stock
    market collapse that happened hours BEFORE the bombings (who profited?).
    And while most western media had hours of continuous coverage of this
    bombing that killed three individuals, they rarely mention the daily
    bombings and killings of hundreds and thousands of innocent civilians
    especially by US drones in places like Yemen, Pakistan, and Afghanistan
    (where there are no first class medical facilities as exists in Boston).
    Nor do they care to mention killing by proxy of hundreds of civilians
    monthly by US puppet dictators from Bahrain to Saudi Arabia or by the US
    supported racist apartheid regime of Israel or of western funded Islamist
    groups in Syria. Alas, Blitzer and Harman and hundreds like them assume
    their audience is stupid to buy their Zionist spin. Let us hope that US
    citizens will finally challenge the staggering cost of Israeli apartheid
    and Israel-firsters in their midst. Let us hope that someone in the FBI is
    smart enough to look more carefully at the clues in Boston and find the
    real culprits behind these bombings instead of buying the Zionist spin.

    The Staggering Cost of Israel to Americans By Pamela Olson
    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34485.htm

    US Aid to Israel Jumps to $11 Million Dollars Per Day as US States,
    Counties and Cities go Bankrupt!
    http://america-hijacked.com/2013/04/13/us-aid-to-israel-jumps-to-11-million-dollars-per-day/

    AIPAC’s legislative agenda dividing members of Congress
    http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/292069-aipacs-legislative-agenda-dividing-members-of-congress

    A response from Dave Evans to this information:
    *The billions of dollars Congress sends in direct aid to Israel pales in
    comparison to the TRILLIONS of dollars spent on wars the US undertakes for
    Israel. ($4 to 6 trillion for two wars alone:
    http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/03/iraq-afghanistan-wars-will-cost-u-s-4-6-trillion-dollars-report/
    ), not counting funding mercs in Syria and other dark wars for Israel;
    wars that are planned and executed by these people:
    http://www.erichufschmid.net/TFC/FromOthers/list-of-neocons-for-Iraq-war.htm

    to fulfill this Israeli agenda:
    http://cosmos.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/articles/article0005345.html
    Consider this that gets little press:
    http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2013/03/14/iran-north-koreas-axis-of-evil-revived-by-new-nuclear-ties/
    http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2013/02/israel-fears-north-korea-become-a-nuke-supplier-middle-east.html
    *

    The bombings in Boston were painful to see since we lived nearby in
    Connecticut and our son went to school in Boston and we visited regularly.
    Our deepest sympathies to the victims and their families. Knowing the local
    community there, I know they have strength and resilience and goodness that
    can overcome this evil.

    *Action*: help those in need and work to end all violence everywhere
    especially that funded by taxpayers!

    Mazin Qumsiyeh

  4. beausoleil  April 15, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    As for the question of how so many people in so many countries can be so thoroughly duped, the answer is not really that they aren’t educated. The problem is in the fact that so many people ARE educated, with lies. And with that education of lies come fancy titles, certificates and diplomas congratulating and rewarding people who have learned their lies very well. This is true for Christians, Muslims and Atheists, anyone who is certain that they already know all there is to know.

  5. DaveE  April 15, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Is that why Hebrew is written backwards, it only makes sense if you look at it in the mirror? I mean, very funny. The JEWS did 9/11, both the Israeli variety and their American agents who greased the skids, destroyed the evidence, shut down the defenses, blamed “Al Qaeda”, derailed any investigation and constantly fed us crap in the media, 24/7, for 10+ years.

    It was a HUGE operation and JEWISH form start to finish and everyone smarter than asbestos dust knows it.

    • Franklin Ryckaert  April 16, 2013 at 6:45 am

      There are in this conspiracy Jews and Gentile puppets of Jews, who serve as frontmen. If you don’t understand that, you have not yet grasped the ABC of conspiratology.

  6. sandyhooked  April 15, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    All semantics aside – it is a very good article explaining how we got screwed again by the Zionists and/or the Talmudic Khazars and their allies in the New World Order. It began as a data base of potential patsy’s. It was started by the CIA. It is used by the CIA for their purposes as it is now in Libya, Syria. My question is how is it that so many Muslims are vulnerable to this type of brainwashing? OK the US is a brainwashed nation but they fight an honorable war for the cause of peace. (sarcasm) At least that is what they believe. But the CIA guys – they are just down right dirty – a lot like the Jew terrorists. We have seen the bloody Jew handiwork across the world from Russia to the King David Hotel to the Twin Towers. The Jews (Khazars or otherwise) have an unsurpassed talent for studying the psychology of their host nation or their enemies and using that to manipulate them. These are guys that can start world wars from both sides. But I wonder how these guys in Syria now can be so stupid as to fall into this trap? I don’t get it. They should be the first ones to understand the Zionist endgame – will they turn on them in the end after they have served their purpose of destabilizing all Israel’s enemies?

  7. Kevin Barrett  April 15, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    I’m not questioning Bin Laden’s piety. Nor most of his ideas – I actually like and agree with most of what he said and wrote. But he was used as a patsy – a pawn on somebody else’s chess board. The biographies agree that he was extremely impressionable, and always needed a mentor to guide his thought. Such people make good patsies, and lousy strategic thinkers.

    • sandyhooked  April 15, 2013 at 2:33 pm

      “In a statement issued to the Arabic satellite channel Al Jazeera, based in Qatar, bin Laden said, “The U.S. government has consistently blamed me for being behind every occasion its enemies attack it.

      “I would like to assure the world that I did not plan the recent attacks, which seems to have been planned by people for personal reasons,” bin Laden’s statement said.

      “I have been living in the Islamic emirate of Afghanistan and following its leaders’ rules. The current leader does not allow me to exercise such operations,” bin Laden said. ”

      I find him more believable than George Bush and Dick Cheney…….and Nutanyahoo.

  8. Franklin Ryckaert  April 15, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    “The Jews are America’s patsies.”

    Yeah right, that’s why those poor patsies attacked the Liberty with impunity, tried the false flag operation of the Lavon affair, did 9/11, are constantly spying on America, control Congress, the Senate and the White House, control the banks and the Fed, the media, Hollywood, the judiciary, education and medicine. Who will liberate these poor patsies from this horrible oppression?

    • Franklin Ryckaert  April 16, 2013 at 6:39 am

      As for the attack on the Liberty, Lyndon B. Johnson was himself a crypto-Jew (and part of the plot that murdered Kennedy). Jews not only attack a nation from the outside, they have helpers (“sayanim”) in all key positions inside the country concerned. They have mastered the art of infiltration for thousands of years. Yes, they have their Gentile accomplices, but those are either bribed or blackmailed. Only such corrupt people make it to the top, but they are not representative of their own people at all. The system is totally controled by Jews, extremely difficult to change.

  9. Sami Jamil Jadallah  April 15, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Alqaeda was and is an American invention and so “modern Jihad”. The CIA recruited all the failed misfits in the Arab and Muslim world and sent them, trained them in Afghanistan only to return to the Arab and Muslim world to commit murders and destructions. It is part of America’s war on Islam and of course to keep the War on Terror live to fleece tax payers out of trillions, trillions that could have better use to rebuild a fallen apart nation with tens of millions of hungry, unemployed, uninsured and below poverty line… The FBI is always looking hard for stupid imbeciles, drug addicts, and total failures in mosques to recruit them for primetime show on television as part of its on going war on terror. Just think of the tens of trillions of dollars wasted by Arab countries in their fight of “terrorism”. Kevin you are brilliant… I wonder if we can clone you and make a few thousands out of you…

    • JHK  April 15, 2013 at 1:35 pm

      Osama Bin Laden was a real Muslim. Are you saying he isn’t? Do you think you have power of Allah to make that statement?

  10. Preston James, Ph.D  April 14, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Bingo. Dr. Barrett has connected the dots and provided clarity to one of the biggest duplicitous con jobs ever foisted upon the American People. A very good article. Bottom line, it’s hard work to pre-arrange enemies and stage fake “people’s revolutions”. It takes a lot of black funds and numerous secret armies and mercenary groups and a controlled major mass media. Thanks to the drug needs of the end users, the duped American taxpayers, and Congress critters who borrow imaginary money against the furure, there has been plenty of funds to finance these evil staged wars which are ilegal, undeclared, unConstitutional and unprovoked. And it is truly disgusting to send our fine American Soldiers to fight other people’s wars for nothing. It’s time for the American people to awake from their slumber and take their country and banking back and stop absuing their Soldiers.

  11. Franklin Ryckaert  April 14, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Al-Qaeda (better : al-Qa’idat, pronounced as al-Qa’ida ) means “the base”. “Data base” is qa’idat biyanat. For the rest your article is accurate. Al-Qa’ida was originally a group of mujahidin used by the US to fight the Russians in Afghanistan, Chechna, and the Balkans. Later on a fake al-Qa’ida was used as patsy in the 9/11 false flag operation. Now a resurrected al-Qa’ida is used to destabilize Islamic countries themselves, mostly for the benefit of Israel. The original idea stems indeed from Bernard Lewis who seems to have started a tradition of (mostly Jewish) anti-islamic scholars of Islam. The “war on terror” is in reality an American-Israeli jihad against Islam.

    • JHK  April 15, 2013 at 1:39 pm

      Ask someone who knows Arabic what Al-Qaeda means and they will tell you it means: The Base, The Rule, The Flag, The Principle, The Standard. Al-Qaeda is the Jihad against American-Israeli atheism. You psyop.

    • Franklin Ryckaert  April 16, 2013 at 6:53 am

      Al-Qa’ida is itself a PSY-OP of America and Israel. Even the most fanatic Muslims are not interested in “fighting the atheistic West”. At most they want to oust Western influence from their own countries and establish an Islamic state, as happened in Iran. A “global jihad” against the West is a Jewish construct to justify the opposite : a Western jihad against Islam (for the sake of Israel).

  12. JS  April 14, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Al Qaeda = “the base”. I read a comment on another website, from an anonymous retired American ops guy who had served in Charlie Wilson’s War, helping to supply the mujahedeen. This guy said he and his buddies operated out of a base camp, which they called “the base” or “al qaeda”. So when they said, “We’re from al qaeda” it really was a no-name name for their base, which then became a name for their organization. That’s similar to the process by which the American hantavirus of the Southwest got its name of Sin Nombre (no name) virus.

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