NATO believes they are setting up a base of operations against Russia in the Ukraine. Saudi Arabia is recruiting jihadists from across Europe, with 5000 to be in Ukraine, armed and trained both in Poland and Ukraine, in a month. However, command of this force falls, not to Kiev or even Langley but to the most extreme elements fighting in Syria and Iraq.
NATO and now Saudi Arabia are establishing the Ukraine as a base of operations for Al Qaeda, AQIU (Al Qaeda In Ukraine). Many of those recruited are from veterans of the Syrian war, having survived the infighting between insurgent groups and the onslaught of the Syrian Army.
THE REAL AL QAEDA
Al Qaeda has long looked on Syria as a way of breathing a “second life” into an organization that should have been past its time. You see, the real Al Qaeda was never the reputed inheritor of the Mujahedeen led by Osama bin Laden, as told in popular mythology.
Through the 1990s, bin Laden continued to work with the CIA though seriously ill. Bin Laden was treated in hospitals in the US, Pakistan and Gulf, under close CIA security, even at times the US was supposedly hunting him.
He made several trips to the US, staying in California and in a private suite in a four star Washington Hotel. Veterans Today editor and former White House intelligence coordinator, Lee Wanta attended meetings with bin Laden in Washington and later in Peshawar.
There, bin Laden arranged the repatriation of missing Stinger missiles that some Mujahedeen leaders had attempted to sell on the open market. In a 2012 interview, Wanta stated that bin Laden continued to serve as CIA intermediary with Saudi Arabia and on a variety of CIA missions under the cover of leader of a fabricated terror group, “Al Qaeda.” Wanta states that bin Laden was in “good standing” with the US until his death in December 2013. From the Wanta interview:
“In early 1990, bin Laden, suffering from advanced kidney disease was flown to an American facility in the Persian Gulf. From there, bin Laden flew to Los Angeles, landing in the Ontario airport, met by Albert Hakim, representing President Bush (41), Ollie North (free on appeal bond), Admiral William Dickie, attorney Glenn Peglau and General Jack Singlaub, one of the founders of the CIA. Hakim was the personal representative of President Bush and in overall charge of the project. ‘Bud’ McFarlane, an Iran-Contra figure pardoned by President Bush in 1992, was also a part of the group.
Bin Laden then left Los Angeles for Washington DC. There he stayed in the Mayflower Hotel. Meetings were held at the Metropolitan Club in Washington. Attorney Glenn Peglau stayed at the Metropolitan. While there, Peglau’s room was broken into and “items” removed. At no point is there record, classified or public, that this ‘working group’ was ever dissolved nor is there any record that Osama bin Laden’s status as a security operative working for the US government ever ended. In 2001, Osama bin Laden’s last public statement denied any involvement in the 9/11 attacks. There are no classified documents tying bin Laden to 9/11 or citing him to be a ‘rogue CIA operative.’”
Al Qaeda, a CIA/MI 6 “construct” was initially tasked with providing “cover” for low to moderate level false flag terrorism intended to support manipulation of oil prices and to head off Clinton administration cuts in defense spending.
9/11 changed all that. The dozen or so FBI informants and minor CIA operatives that made up Al Qaeda became a fictitious army of highly trained jihadists with huge underground bases across Afghanistan, some, according to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in an interview with journalist Tim Russert, were “ten stories deep and capable of housing thousands of fighters.” Rumsfeld spoke of underground hospitals and armored units in hidden underground bases, dozens of which Rumsfeld said were spread across Afghanistan. This is the graphic Rumsfeld used during that TV interview:
(Graphic courtesy of the United States Department of Defense)
As American humorist Jim W. Dean so often says; “You just can’t make things like that up.” However, as this graphic shows, Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld did exactly that and thousands of Americans died hunting for Rumsfeld’s “pipe dream.”
In 13 years of war in Afghanistan no such facilities have been found nor has any real Al Qaeda force ever been discovered though the US claims to have killed “Al Qaeda’s number two leader” on eight separate occasions and to have “re-killed” Osama bin Laden once.
In Britain, after years of stalling, leaked “unredacted” sections of the Chilcot Enquiry into the falsified intelligence leading to the Iraq War, mentions not only Rumsfeld’s mysterious “Al Qaeda/UFO bases” but make note of the its inability to substantiate evidence of the existence of Al Qaeda at all.
There was no real Al Qaeda fighting force, not until one was needed in Syria. There, US Special Forces, financed by Saudi Arabia and Qatar, aided by Israel, Turkey and Jordan, set up training camps and began widespread recruiting of terrorists from across the Muslim world.
Al Qaeda is very real now, kidnapping girls in Nigeria as Boko Harum, setting off car bombs in Kenya and threatening a dozen nations in Africa. Now Al Qaeda, bolstered by Georgian and Chechnyian militant’s moves into the Ukraine. The new Al Qaeda, joined at the hip with the Kiev ultranationalist regime is, however, very much still a CIA/MI 6 construct.
JIHADISTS COME HOME
The European Union had long dreaded the return of jihadist hirelings, veterans of Syrian atrocities. Leaders of several NATO security services are ecstatic at the prospect of seeing these radicalized and trained fighters not just shipped off to Ukraine.
The concept of using Al Qaeda as a mercenary army against Russia should seem “too good to be true” for European leaders, particularly the Poles who have taken an active role in supporting terrorism in the Ukraine. Al Qaeda got a taste for “Christian blood” in Syria. Those who think that will be confined to Russian speaking Ukrainians, the group Saudi Arabia is targeting, may well be more than slightly delusional.
From a May 6, 2014 article by Lada Ray on Futurist Trendcast:
“The Islamic Organization of Ukraine (note: an Al Qaeda affiliate) announced that 5,000 Islamic mercenaries will arrive from Germany, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Prince Bandar Bush from Saudi Arabia, the well-known financer of Islamic terrorism and Al Qaeda, and the Bush family’s confidant, announced that he is sending thousands of mercenaries as well, as payback to Russia for stopping the US invasion of Syria. All these mercenaries are being sent by Kiev to suppress popular uprisings against Kiev junta in the South and East of Ukraine.”
CHICKENS HOME TO ROOST
The plan, building Ukraine as an apartheid state, “the Israel of Eastern Europe,” a pivotal enclave for exploiting historical grievances and ethnic hatreds, is well under way. The May 2, 2014 slaughter in Odessa was only the beginning. These are obvious steps intended on bringing Russian forces into the Eastern Ukraine to stop Kiev’s openly announced policy of ethnic cleansing.
Censorship in the western press, particularly of the use of chemical weapons against separatists in Odessa and Donetsk, juxtapose the West’s rhetoric regarding WMD use in Syria and elsewhere. In a statement released today:
“Official Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of Donetsk to Kiev authorities concerning the use of chemical weapons
May 6, 2014 in the city of Mariupol armed units, subject to the authority of Kiev, during the storming of the city council used chemical weapons of unknown type. Defenders of the City Council left the place of chemical weapons. Many of them were damaged airways of the health consequences and possible life threatening…
Said case use of chemical weapons by the authorities in Kiev fully falls under the definition of “Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons” (see section “Definitions and criteria”, paragraph 1).”
Thus, the same weapons cited by Seymour Hersh as being used by Al Qaeda and its affiliates against the Syrian people are now showing up in Ukraine.
With this, we also begin to see the stream of CIA/Al Nusra trained Al Qaeda fighters. Those who believe they won’t turn on their masters will again have miscalculated.
Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War that has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades and consulted with governments challenged by security issues. He’s a senior editor and chairman of the board of Veterans Today, especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.