Whenever NATO-GCC proxies add to their own tragic litany of premeditated massacres – across Syria, across Iraq – the perpetrators are excused because they're "our," "moderate" rebels and freedom fighters.
This inexorable, perverse, logic won't be altered. Now with a twist, because President Trump has explained to a startled world, via his Islamophobe speechwriter Stephen Miller, it's all Iran's fault.
Trump professed his faith while swearing over a glowing orb nestled in Riyadh, the alma mater of all forms of Wahhabi or Salafi-jihadi terror.
These weapons will be used by the House of Saud to wipe Yemen off the face of the earth; deepen a Sunni-Shi'ite fratricide war on all fronts, and further enable their handpicked "freedom fighters" in Syria.
It's never enough to repeat, over and over again, that Daesh and the House of Saud are both cadaverous faces of the same Medusa-stamped coin; totalitarian theocracy, implementable by jihad.
The US establishment or deep state, as well as the UK's, will never admit it. So many weapons deals, so little time.
And who, in the West, pays, in blood, for this vicious, depraved circle?
Teenage girls in Manchester. To mournfully quote Morrissey, Marr in their Smiths apex: "Fresh lilaced moorland fields / Cannot hide the stolid stench of death."
The Deterritorialized Caliphate
In both Mosul and Raqqa, Daesh is not lying down waiting for extermination. Protected by loyal, local, pious tribes, battle-savvy engineers and technicians have been dispatched to the middle of nowhere in the desert straddling "Syraq."
The strategy has been fine-tuned in Sirte, Libya, in the Sinai mountains, and now across "Syraq." Because the privileged battleground, from now on, is infidel European lands.
On the Western front, Daesh can count on myriad EU-resident instant jihadis, radicalized on the internet, plus a selected network of mosques and madrassas financed by the proverbial, wealthy GCC donors.
And then, Daesh can count on the specialists leading from behind.
Every Western intel agency assumed there would be up to 6,000 jihadi casualties in Libya by now. Not really; only a few hundred. That's the consequence of an organized retreat – which has freed Daesh to engage in pinpointed search and destroy missions; desert guerrilla warfare. As the de facto Libyan civil war keeps unfolding, Daesh will find secure ways to smuggle new waves of battle-experienced jihadis across the Mediterranean.
Propaganda remains relentless. The latest Daesh video, released last week, features Western jihadis, including an American, Abu Hamza al-Amriki. They call for vengeance after "women and children were killed by savage US bombing." Thus, according to their logic, it's "fair" to kill Western civilians – including girls in Manchester.
The video also features new Dash DIY equipment fabricated in Mosul province – from drones to homemade rocket launchers.
Daesh may have been expelled, or be on the way to be expelled, from Fallujah, Sirte, Mosul and Raqqa. Enter the Deterritorialized Caliphate; ghost nodes in desert patches along the Euphrates, in the Libyan desert, in the Sinai mountains.
This goes way beyond a Battle of Mosul or a Battle of Raqqa.
This goes way beyond a Trump administration Guns-for-Dollars policy enacted to the benefit of a cash-hungry industrial-military-surveillance complex.
Daesh does not care about any of these geopolitical nuances. The prodigal sons of Wahhabi Salafi-jihadism are now the deterritorialized Walking Dead. Talk about a nifty division of labor; as their progenitors gorge on US weaponry, their mission to spread the "solid stench of death" across the West ever expands.
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