MOSCOW, September 27 (RIA Novosti) - As the US-led coalition launched its airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria, the Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity Daniel McAdams explained that it was the US and several of its coalition partners who had originally created the group.
“Essentially it was the US and the so-called coalition that is fighting the IS right now that created, funded and trained IS in the first place,” he told Radio VR. “So how can you be for and against an organization at the same time? Saudi Arabia and Qatar particularly were involved in training, finding and providing weapons to this organization. How can we believe that they are all of a sudden interested in ending this organization?”
“To a degree, this fighting against the IS is a charade and the real game is the overthrow of Al-Assad, which will come soon,” McAdams therefore supposed.
“This is the extension of last year’s attempted attack on Syria by the US. If you remember, when the US pulled out of that, the Saudis were furious, they said that they would stop cooperating with the US and a number of other things. But it seems that Saudis have finally got their way.”
McAdams also explained that the Saudis had been pulling the strings behind the scenes and financing terrorism for years.
McAdams said that, in fact, the US has used radical Islamic terrorists since the 1980s, citing the struggle in Afghanistan against the Soviet Union as an example.
“This is a pattern that they’ve done in the economies that have [been] scaled for the regime change: you find wild radicals, you arm them and sick them on people you don’t like,” he said. “Any rational person who looks at Syria would see that the Assad government, for whatever its faults may be, has been fighting against IS for several years now, and fighting against other extremist groups. Why won’t you look at someone like that at least as a technical ally in this struggle?”
McAdams also explained that you can never get rid of a group or an organization like that because you don’t understand the cause.
“The US does not understand or they refuse to understand or they don’t want to believe that the reason these movements are occurring is because of the US interventionism in the region,” he said.
“You cannot use something that caused a problem, continue to do what caused the problem and expect to solve the problem by doing it. There was no IS, there was no Al-Qaeda, [neither] of these groups [existed] in either Iraq or Syria before the US invasion of Iraq and destabilization of Syria. It is the US intervention that has allowed this to happen. And any amount of US intervention in future will not solve the problem because it does not look at the cause, it only looks at the effect,” he said.
Wars Are Always Based on Lies
McAdams explained that the Obama administration went into Iraq and Syria based on lies. Governments always go to war based on lies, he said; they have to tell an enormous number of lies to get people to stand behind their decision.
“In the case of Syria, the US the propaganda in the so-called free media was absolutely incredible, it was worse than in 2002 when the-then administration wanted to go into Iraq”, he said. “You had senators on the lunatic fringe like McCain and Lindsey Graham saying “They will kill us all! They are coming to kill us all! And you had otherwise rational people literally cowering in their rooms.”
“It was a false, ginned up threat,” he said. “And then you had a couple of very wild videos of beheadings and the next thing that you know, many Americans are clamoring for a war.”
McAdams said that the only ones who are benefitting from the war are those who are connected with the US military industrial complex, which now has the windfall that they’d never expected but certainly planned for. Because if you look at the so-called experts that clamor for war, for example the Institute for the Study of War, run by Kimberly Kagan, and many others - they are all overtly funded by the military industrial complex. So, you have the situation in Iraq and even in Syria where the US is using its weapons to blow up the weapons it sent previously. So, that is a win-win for the military industrial complex.”
And James Corbett, editor of The Corbett Report, an independent news and information website based in Osaka, Japan, thinks that there is no doubt that energy is the key, underlining a key aspect of different war zones that we see happening across the board right now.
“We have to look at the proposed pipelines and the roots that are going to connect Syria to Turkey,” he told Radio VR. “It would be a crucial part of the process of getting gas that would be routed from the Caspian basin or Arabia right up to Europe. “
“Obviously there are a lot of different stakes in Syria right now and the momentum is now obviously on the side of the US, which seems to have gained exactly what it wanted last year,” he said.
“At this point the, US realizes that as long as it can scramble together what it calls a coalition of the willing , it basically has the ability to do what it is doing and the ability in geopolitics, like it or not, often translates into so-called authority,” he added.
Daniel McAdams added that the US sees itself as a global empire. It believes it needs to control everything that happens in the entire world. It needs to prevent the rise of any potential competitor for world power. It also believes it can continue to spend money ad infinitum cultivating this global empire. However the end will come, and the empire will collapse because financially empires like this can never survive; history has proven that they seldom last very long.