by Fabio Giuseppe Carlo Carisio for VT Italy
Until Ramadan in 2019, Iraq had become an almost peaceful nation but above all projected towards a future of rebirth through the precarious balance between the various components that controlled the country: the politicians expressed by the Shiite religious majority in a sober theocratic modulation, the paramilitary armies that defeated ISIS, composed of the Quds Forces of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, the Iraqi Hashids in which Shiite, Christian, and Sunni militants fight, and the Lebanese-born Ketai Hezbollah, and finally the Army of Iraq, trained by the contingents NATO and therefore a faithful ally of the Atlantic Pact.
But in May there was a special announcement, highlighted with Veterans Today and the Italian web media Gospa News: the agreement between Baghdad and Tehran to dredge the Shatt al-ʿArab river, a waterway where Tigers and the Euphrates meet earlier to flow into the Persian Gulf.
“Arvand Dive starts after Ramadan.” The Iranian news agency Tasnim (in the Farsi version only) reported in mid-May in reference to the agreement between Iran and Iraq for the grandiose intervention. A symbolic operation of the new alliance between Shiites as well as, concretely strategic to open the new route of the oil tankers towards the refineries within the two nations.
The transit had been interrupted in the mid-eighties during the war between the two countries due to the failure to clean the river bed from alluvial debris but above all from the carcasses of sunken ships, also by the British army, to block the sea outlet. And right at the mouth of the Arvand, the construction of marine oil platforms began in the synergy between a Russian company and an Iranian company controlled by the government. And from there many very important black gold projects should have been developed.
Since then nothing is known about the Arvand project because, among sanctions, military maneuvers of aircraft carriers and cruisers, mysterious sabotage, threats and finally criminal intelligence operations, US President Donald Trump unleashed hell culminating in the assassination, through missiles launched by US Air Force drones, of the commander of the Iranian Quds Forces Qasem Soleimani together with the deputy commander of the Iraqi Hashid, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.
But also with the massacre of the Boeing 737 of the Ukrainian Airlines flight PS752, hit by two missiles of the Iranian anti-aircraft for a mistake so gross as to induce military experts and former CIA agents to believe it following a cybernetic attack on the transponder to make the plane an object unidentified and therefore an apparent threat.
If all this could have happened it is not only thanks to the power of the American military apparatus, which would have launched the killer drones from the base of Al Udeid in Qatar, but also of its ability to cyber and electromagnetic sabotages, demonstrated in March 2019 in Venezuela thanks to the experience of two specialized commands (CyberCom, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland and NetCom, Fort Huachuca, Arizona), to the efficiency of the secret intelligence services of counterintelligence, of which the Central Intelligence Agency is only the best known, but above all thanks to the coverage of the western media and NATO countries, subjects of the White House today with the crazy Republican Trump as they had previously been with the astute Democrat Barack Obama, ruthless strategist of bloody regime-change in Ukraine (successful) as in Syria and Venezuela (failed).
This long premise was necessary to understand what was reported by international news agencies this morning about the hell of Baghdad, where, as in Beirut, Tehran and Hong Kong, the revolutions of a small part of the population are clearly supported by the Americans, emphasized by the western media (CNN, Reuters, and Ansa above all) and appear so strategically synchronized to remember the operations in Latin America of the CIA National Clandestine Service today well camouflaged by the self-styled non-violent “punch-closed” of the CANVAS center in Belgrade, as explained in a previous report
Although I am an Italian journalist since I carefully follow the economic and military geopolitics I find myself in the now embarrassing condition of NOT BELIEVING to western sources when they report facts without precise details but to consider those of Moscow, Baghdad more pure and transparent, Tehran and Beirut.
That’s why I have no doubts in choosing which is the most reliable version of the killed victims among Baghdad protesters in front of the Reuters version that reports the correspondent’s testimony about a killed demonstrator hit by a tear gas and that of the Iraqi agency INA which hosts the statement by the commander of the army of Baghdad regarding the presence of mysterious killers in the crowd I have no doubt which to consider more reliable …
But for journalistic correctness, I report both. Also because, in the specific case, it may also be plausible that a young man was accidentally hit by a tear gas (as happened during the Yellow Vest protests in France) while the threat of snipers, such as those who killed a hundred people in Piazza Madian in Kiev during the 2014 coup, Iraqi Prime Minister Abdul Mahdi had spoken during the Parliament meeting about the historic decision to ask for the withdrawal of all American and foreign troops.
RIOTERS KILLING’S RIDDLE IN BAGHDAD
Khalid al-Mousily, who has been covering the surge of anti-government protests since they erupted in October, got to the scene early on Tuesday as youths gathered at the Mohammed al-Qassim highway to try and block the key route into the city – reported Reuters – “I saw signs that the security services were planning an advance … Minutes later protesters started to scream ‘Lookout everybody tear gas canisters.
One group of youths started advancing, carrying a large metal sheet in front of them to shield them against bullets. He spotted one thin youth trying to climb up the side of a wall on his own to reach the security forces gathered above him – adds international press agency – I pointed the camera in his direction, then I saw his body roll down the wall. I kept pressing the shutter and the protesters around me started screaming with grief: ‘A protester down. A protester down!’ ‘Hit by a tear gas canister! It was obvious the young man was badly wounded and probably dead.
The dramatic story is confirmed by a shocking photo of the bloody rascal but there is no further detail about him and his fate … There is a disturbing precedent on the reporters in action during the demonstrations for regime-change attempts: the Afghan Muslim journalist who fomented and followed the chronicles of the Orange Revolution in Ukraine, where he lived and worked, after the coup in Kiev he became a parliamentarian and a few weeks ago he was appointed deputy director of the most important national arms industry as revealed by Gospa News.
The young man was one of two people killed in that day’s protests, which had surged over the weekend after a lull of several weeks Iraqi authorities declined to comment on the incident. Reuters could not determine the identity of the victim. Iraqi security forces deny they have deliberately killed peaceful protesters. The government has blamed many violent escalations and deaths on unidentified infiltrators it says aim to stir up sedition.
The comments of the Iraqi authorities come from the INA trust agency.
The spokesman for the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Major General Abdul Karim Khalaf, confirmed today, Thursday, that A group of mercenaries using weapons to kill demonstrators to attach charges to the security forces.
Khalaf told the Iraqi News Agency (INA): “We have video clips showing the guns and weapons that are used by the infiltrators to kill people for the purpose of fueling the situation and sowing discord and sticking to the armed forces.” The perpetrators of these crimes are from the grip of justice”.
The risk of a presence of killers or even mercenary paramilitary snipers is now a recurrent phenomenon from Caracas (2002 protesters against Hugo Chavez killed by infiltrators) to Kiev (2014, revolutionaries and policemen hit by Georgian mercenaries) but this time it had been publicly announced by the first Minister Abdul Mahdi in Parliament as reported by Veterans Today.
The Iraqi prime minister, Adil Abdul-Mahdi, has revealed details of his interactions with Trump in the weeks leading up to Soleimani’s assassination in a speech to the Iraqi parliament – wrote Federico Pieraccini first on Strategic Culture – He tried to explain several times on live television how Washington had been browbeating him and other Iraqi members of parliament to toe the American line, even threatening to engage in false-flag sniper shootings of both protesters and security personnel in order to inflame the situation, recalling similar modi operandi seen in Cairo in 2009, Libya in 2011, and Maidan in 2014.
Abdul-Mehdi spoke angrily about how the Americans had ruined the country and now refused to complete infrastructure and electricity grid projects unless they were promised 50% of oil revenues, which Abdul-Mehdi refused – reads further – The complete (translated) words of Abdul-Mahdi’s speech to parliament:
“This is why I visited China and signed an important agreement with them to undertake the construction instead. Upon my return, Trump called me to ask me to reject this agreement. When I refused, he threatened to unleash huge demonstrations against me that would end my premiership”.
Huge demonstrations against me duly materialized and Trump called again to threaten that if I did not comply with his demands, then he would have Marine snipers on tall buildings target protesters and security personnel alike in order to pressure me. I refused again and handed in my resignation. To this day the Americans insist on us rescinding our deal with the Chinese» was the sentences of Iraqi PM.
Now the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces confirmed that it happened! Meanwhile, the FarsNews agency from Tehran reports: «Footage leaked to the social media shows the so-called “Joker Revolutionaries” in Iraq are producing videos to later claim violence and death in Baghdad protests to blame the Iraqi government. The video displays a group of protestors in Baghdad’s al-Tahrir square, the main place of gatherings and protest rallies, who are producing a fabricated video before the eyes of people to accuse the Iraqi security forces of violence against the ralliers.
On Thursday the Security Media Cell announced that an affiliate was injured by throwing a hand grenade from the top of Muhammad al-Qasim, while she called on the demonstrators to demonstrate in their safe areas in Tahrir Square so that the security forces could protect them.
ISIS FIGHTERS DEPLOYED BY US ARMY IN AL ANBAR
In November Gospa News, in a detailed report on the background of the protests in Lebanon and Iraq, had reported the arrest of some ISIS terrorists among the protesters reported by Iraqi general Rashid Falih: ISIL terrorists have also created hiding places and houses sure, they received a dollar salary and targeted the police with Molotov cocktails».
Now the Popular Mobilization Forces in Iraq launch the alert for the coming back of Daesh Terrorists.
A senior commander of Hashd al-Shaabi (Iraqi popular forces) warned on Wednesday that the US forces are transferring the ISIL terrorists from Syria to safe areas in Iraq as part of a seemingly major plan to trigger security problems for the Arab nation again reports FarsNews.
“The security forces are stationed and guarding the Iraqi-Syrian borders, but the airspace of these regions are fully open to the US planes and helicopters, including Chinook cargo helicopters,” Kazzem al-Fartousi, a commander of Kata’eb Seyed al-Shohada, told the Arabic-language al-Ma’aloumeh news website on Wednesday.
He warned that the US planes and helicopters are never checked by the Iraqi authorities and they easily transfer the terrorists from Syria to a safe zone in Iraq in heliborne operations.
Al-Fartousi joined many other senior military commanders and officials deeply wary of what seems to be a scheme by the US to escalate tensions through a revival of terrorist operations by the remnants of ISIL militants to undermine the central government in Baghdad and justify the US buildup in Iraq – adds FarsNews – In relevant remarks on Sunday, an official revealed that the US forces in Western Iraq are relocating ISIL ringleaders from Syria to Wadi Houran region in Western al-Anbar province after the area was cleansed by Hashd al-Shaabi.
“After the US forces prevented Iraqi forces from approaching Wadi Houran and the Western desert of al-Anbar, finally, Hashd al-Shaabi could remove the existing obstacles and defeat the ISIL terrorists in the region and cleanse Wadi Houran completely,” Head of Badr Organization’s Office in al-Anbar Qusai al-Anbari told al-Ma’aloumeh.
“But after the cleansing operations, the US forces stationed near the region facilitated the trafficking of the ISIL terrorists and their transfer to Wadi Houran and the Western desert by reopening a number of roads and heliborne operations,” he added.
Al-Anbari said that the US forces have in the first stage transferred a number of ISIL ringleaders with foreign nationalities to Wadi Houran and the Western desert of al-Anbar to revive the ISIL under a new name to foment insecurity in Iraq.
This isn’t the first time in which American troops deployed Isis terrorists, freed in a change of gold stolen in Mosul by Islamic State, in Iraq or in another country, like Afghanistan, according to Russian intelligence FSB reports. That’s the reason because the FarsNews reports are reliable.
That’s the reason because in the Middle East and Iraqi above all the climate is very very hot. And tensions among the various formations that support the Iraqi government are also increasing.
SHIA GREAT RALLY AGAINST US IN BAGHDAD
«Kataib Hezbollah, an Iran-backed armed militia, has condemned Iraqi President Barham Salih’s meeting with his American counterpart, Donald Trump, on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, yesterday» reported Middle East Monitor.
Mohammad Mohie, a spokesperson for Kataib Hezbollah, told Al Jazeera that the group considered the Salih-Trump meeting “deeply humiliating and inconsiderate of the loss of Iraqi blood”.
“Trump has committed unforgivable crimes against the Iraqi people. How could Salih join hands with someone who has no respect for Iraq’s sovereignty and the blood of its martyrs?” Mohie asked.
“He [Salih] has positioned himself against the Iraqi people. We call on him to step down and not return to Baghdad. He is no longer welcome among us.”
Last December the US killed nearly 28 armed militiamen from Kataib Hezbollah in airstrikes in Anbar province, western Iraq in retaliation for killing a US “civilian contractor” two days earlier.
The US went on to kill one of the leaders of Iran’s Quds Force, General Qasem Soleimani, and Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, the deputy leader of the Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) in an airstrike near Baghdad airport earlier. Al-Muhandis was also the founder of Kataib Hezbollah.
For all these reasons in the early hours of Friday, thousands of protesters, including men, women, and children of all ages, carried Iraqi flags and marched under grey skies against Us military presence, as reported Gordon Duff on Veterans Today and Tasnim agency that told about 2 million people.
The rally was called by senior Iraqi resistance figures, days after the parliament voted to expel American troops following an illegal US airstrike in Baghdad that led to the assassination of Iranian IRGC Quds Force Lt. General Qassem Soleimani and the Deputy Commander of Iraq’s Popular Mobilisation Units (PMU) Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.
Loudspeakers blasted “No, no America!” at a central square in Baghdad. Protesters also held up a poster reading, “Death to America. Death to Israel” – tell Tasnim – Friday’s rally is supported by mainstream Shia parties, including al-Sadr’s political rival Hadi al-Ameri, who heads the Fatah bloc in parliament, as well as the Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF, or Hashd al-Shaabi).
A new bloody war, military or civilian, appears ever closer on the Baghdad’s skyline, made more and more dark by Washington.
© 2020 – Fabio Giuseppe Carlo Carisio – no reproduction without authorization
- GOSPA NEWS – ALL JIHADISTS REPORTS
- GOSPA NEWS – WARZONE REPORTS
- FARS NEWS – ISIS DEPLOYED IN IRAQ BY US
- REUTERS – YOUNG MAN DEAD IN BAGHDAD’S PROTEST
- INA – KILLERS AMONG THE RIOTERS IN BAGHDAD
- MIDDLE EAST MONITOR – KATAIB SLAMS IRAQ PRESIDENT
- TASNIM NEWS – RALLY IN BAGHDAD AGAINST US
- ARVAND DIVE IN IRAN-IRAQ AGREEMENT
Fabio is Director and Editor of Gospa News; a Christian Information Journal.
Fabio Giuseppe Carlo Carisio, born on 24/2/1967 in Borgosesia, started working as a reporter when he was only 19 years old in the alpine area of Valsesia, Piedmont, his birth region in Italy. After studying literature and history at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, he became deputy director of a local newspaper and specialized in judicial reporting.
For about 15 years he is a correspondent from Northern Italy for the Italian newspapers Libero and Il Giornale, also writing important revelations on the Ustica massacre, a report on Freemasonry and organized crime.
With independent investigations, he collaborates with Carabinieri and Guardia di Finanza in important investigations that conclude with the arrest of Camorra entrepreneurs or corrupt politicians.
In July 2018 he found the counter-information web media Gospa News focused on geopolitics, terrorism, Middle East, and military intelligence. He is a correspondent from Italy for the French news site Reseau International.
He worked for many years for the magazine Art & Wine as an art critic and curator.