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    Pentagon's War on Terror: Smokescreen for Ambitious Geopolitical Projects?

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    The US' "war on terror" is a covert geopolitical project carried out under a fake counter-terrorism agenda, Canadian author Professor Michel Chossudovsky believes.

    According to the renowned Canadian economist and author Michel Chossudovsky, Washington's widely-discussed "war on terror" is nothing less than a series of military and covert intelligence operations being undertaken simultaneously on different geographic locations.   

    "Major military and covert intelligence operations are being undertaken simultaneously in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia and the Far East. The US military agenda combines both major theater operations as well as covert actions geared towards destabilizing sovereign states," Professor Chossudovsky writes in his article for Global Research.

    The Canadian author elaborates that the operations are carried out by the Western military alliance, while all the actions are coordinated "at the highest level of the military hierarchy."

    To illustrate his views, the Canadian author calls attention to the fact that the US-backed military actions in Ukraine coincided with the "onslaught of the attack" on Gaza, Syria and Iraq.

    The Western alliance is waging a hybrid warfare which includes military attacks, economic sanctions and deliberate acts of destabilization of the financial and currency markets.

    As a result of this "economic conquest", powerful foreign investors are taking over "national economies" worldwide.

    "The Global War on Terrorism has become a consensus. It is part of war propaganda. It is also used by Western governments to justify and implement 'anti-terrorist' legislation. It is the cornerstone of the West's demonization campaign directed against Muslims. It should also be understood that the 'Global War on Terrorism' supports a process of 'economic conquest,' whereby countries forego their sovereignty," the professor explains, adding that the campaign against the Islamic State is in fact a smokescreen used by Washington and its NATO allies to maintain control over the Middle East and North Africa.

    Washington's anti-ISIL air campaign has evidently proved ineffective. Obama's critics have repeatedly slammed the US president for his inconsistent strategy in the Middle East.

    Why was the Pentagon incapable of wiping out the Islamic State?

    The answer is obvious, Chossudovsky notes: "from the very outset, this air campaign has NOT been directed against ISIS [ISIL]."

    "The air raids are intended to destroy the economic infrastructure of Iraq and Syria," the professor writes.

    According to the Canadian academic, the ISIL caliphate project could be a part of Washington's longstanding foreign policy plan to split Iraq and Syria into a Sunni Islamist caliphate, an Arab Shiite Republic and a Republic of Kurdistan.

    In order to accomplish this task, the US-backed extremists are destabilizing Middle Eastern sovereign states by creating factional divisions within the countries.

    Remarkably, although the US State Department has issued an official prohibition against providing material support and financial assistance to al-Qaeda affiliates, it continues to turn a blind eye to the flow of money and supplies to ISIL and al-Nusra from private Gulf and Turkish donors.

    It is not the first time Washington has supported Islamists, the Canadian academic notes, referring to the US assistance to the radical Islamist guerrillas in Afghanistan in the 1980s, which resulted in the emergence of the Taliban and Osama bin Laden.

    "The ISIS brigades were involved in the US-NATO supported insurgency in Syria directed against the government of Bashar al-Assad.  NATO and the Turkish High Command were responsible for the recruitment of ISIL and al-Nusra mercenaries from the outset of the Syrian insurgency in March 2011," Professor Chossudovsky suggests.

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    Middle East, NATO, Daesh, US hegemony, War on Terror, interventionism, terrorism, geopolitics, The Syrian war, Al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda, Pentagon, Bashar al-Assad, Barack Obama, Afghanistan, Gaza Strip, Europe, Syria, Iraq, United States, Central Asia
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      karlof1
      Russia's Foreign Ministry has issued a document condemning United States policy to be the cause of Daesh and urges all nations to join an anti-Hitler like coalition to totally defeat the Outlaw Empire's favorite tool--international terrorism:

      "The recent tragic developments confirm the topicality of Russia’s continuous warnings that permanent destabilization in the Middle East by those who claim global dominance, primarily the United States, could lead to the expansion of the zone of bloody chaos and entail numerous human tragedies ...

      "It is high time responsible countries of the world step over their tactical differences to follow the path of forming a broad anti-terror coalition following the lead of the anti-Hitler coalition as a example of unification of many countries and nations against common enemy ...

      "It is obvious that the irresponsible and faulty policy of the West pursued under the slogan of ‘export of democracy’ has resulted in the emergence and strengthening of the so-called Islamic State. Attempts to use radical groups as a battering-ram to topple unwanted regimes are fraught with further negative scenarios," tass.ru/en/politics/837297

      No more being polite; the gloves are now off.
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      JPH
      Invasion of Iraq is the best denial that this was ever about war ON TERROR.
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      Chameleon
      All wars are banker wars...Those at the top who issue & control the fraudulent currency & subsequently most all world governments, funding both sides of all conflicts...Those are the 'bad guys'...Perhaps an organized global meditation on Christmas Eve, where literally millions of minds send their 'wishes' from the comfort of their own homes, to a specific 'party' would communicate our concerns. The effect of many minds simultaneously focused on an objective outcome to produce a desired effect is an 'on the record' scientific fact. The mind is more powerful than most of us know...They know it & implement measures to keep 'flock' dumbed down.
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      silkwillie
      The author forgot Central America and south America , the bloodstained hands of the U.S. is all over these peoples too
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