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The New ISIS Crisis in the Middle East

by Rev. Richard Skaff

alciadah00What is ISIS?

ISIS is allegedly an Al Qaeda-linked Islamic state of Iraq and the Levant, known for its ruthless tactics and suicide bombers and who currently poses a threat throughout the Middle East.It is also known as a militant group “Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham,” (ISIS) or the “Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL).4 Allegedly, The Huffington Post reported that this group has declared its intent to restore the Islamic Caliphate, renaming itself as simply the Islamic State (IS) and naming a leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as Caliph.4 


What are Caliphates and what is a Caliph?

According to Merriam Webster’s Dictionary a Caliphate is the office or dominion of a Caliph.1 A caliph is a leader of an Islamic polity regarded as a successor of Muhammad and by tradition always male.1 The last caliphate was held by Ottoman Turkish sultans until it was abolished by Kemal Atatürk in 1924. In addition, a caliph is the spiritual head and temporary ruler of the Islamic state. In principle, Islam is theocratic: When Muhammad died, a caliph [Arab=successor] was chosen to rule in his place. The caliph had temporal and spiritual authority but was not permitted prophetic power; this was reserved for Muhammad. The caliph could not, therefore, exercise authority in matters of religious doctrine. The first caliph was Abu Bakr.2 That explains the ISIS leader’s name “Abu Bakr” al-Baghdadi (al-Baghdadi means from Baghdad the capital of Iraq).


 What is the ISIS mission?

The declaration by ISIS to restore the Islamic Caliphate under their new caliph Abu Bakr al- Baghdadi is one of the silliest stories that have ever been sold to the gullible western public. This story sounds like a cheaply produced Hollywood movie that targets Islam and Arabs and attempts again to dehumanize them by portraying them as evil killers. Maybe, the Christian fundamentalist and previous Karate champion Chuck Norris should produce one of his low grade movies where he can eradicate all of ISIS and its caliph with his iron fist and as a result will save the taxpayers millions of dollars defending against the ISIS threat to America.




ISIS is allegedly an off-shoot of Al-Qaeda who actually was the constellation of the previous Mujahedeen fighters who were recruited as assets and trained agents for the Central Intelligence Agency and who played a key role in defeating the soviet troops during their war in Afghanistan in the 1980s. Subsequently, these well-trained mercenaries were mobilized, and utilized in every conflict where Islam is viable from Chechnya to Iraq and from Syria to Bosnia.

Logic would dictate the following conclusion:  An off-shoot of Al Qaeda/CIA and western intelligence operatives would automatically be a chip off that old block. Therefore, it is safe to presume that ISIS also belongs to the western intelligence apparatus.

However, the Caliphate concept was created and perpetuated by the intelligence agencies and by Donald Rumsfeld whom on many occasions discussed the objectives of Al Qaeda and OBL as a re-establishment of the caliphate throughout the greater Middle East. It appears that ISIS or ISIL is less ambitious than its mother-ship Al-Qaeda and will be willing to settle for a Caliphate in the Iraq and

Syria for now.

Of course the key concept here is that ISIS is a Sunni Muslim sect financed by the wealthy Sunni Family-State of Saudi Arabia which also consists of an assemblage of American and British agents, in order to reestablish balance in the region after the rise of the Shiites nation of Iran. Let’s remember that intelligence agencies don’t leave any fingerprints behind, and will use their assets to do their dirty work.

As a result, the creation of an illusory ISIS state might ensue in a prearranged conflict with neighboring Iran, creating another war like the one that Saddam Hussein was encouraged and financed to launch against the Ayatollah and his Islamic State of Iran in the 1980s.

The struggle among the Muslim sects will serve into killing thousands of them and the remapping of the countries involved. Once again, the Muslim Jihad (struggle) against each other will lead to new homogeneous states such as a Sunni state, Shiite state, and Christian state in addition to other ethnic states.

Ironically, the recent killing and banishment of Christians from Iraq might also be part of the plan to transfer the Christians to their new homeland wherever that might be (possibly the Christian part of Lebanon or future Phoenicia), in order to consolidate them into

their new Christian State. As I previously mentioned in a 2011 article titled “Global warfare: Where will Obama strike next?” that preplanned conflicts lead to preplanned results.

Therefore, preplanned killing of thousands of people to induce a perceived change that best behooves the agenda of the global elite is deemed as necessary to revamp the region. Consequently, the same blood sucking parasites will continue their dominance over the planet and over weaker nations. These power vampires will proceed in their misinterpretation of Darwinism by falsely applying it to their pseudo-social doctrine that elevates their status and justifies their murderous desires. As a result of their delusional system, they are self-proclaimed as masters of the world, superpowers, and superior beings without giving enough credit to their inner sociopathic inclinations to steal, kill, and destroy in their desperate attempt to perpetuate their powers and their megalomaniacal god-like image.



The impact of ISIS on America and the world

America will become more vigilant as a result of the ISIS creation. Domestically, more government control will be enforced and implemented to allegedly reduce the risk of terrorism on the homeland and to protect the public. Meanwhile, anti-Middle-Eastern/Muslim feelings will continue to be fostered while more Muslim immigrants flock to the gates of the USA. Unfortunately, the public never understands that every U.S. intervention in another country leads to more immigrants for our country.

Ironically, we currently have more Muslims living in the U.S. than we’ve ever had in the history of this nation. The people whom we bomb and destroy their homes and lives under the guise of saving them, we bring back to America as refugees to rescue them from the horrid conditions we created for them and all under the pretense of being a kind Christian nation. In addition, we use them as cheap labor, persecute them with our prejudice and racism, and classify them as dangerous and as second class citizens and humans. Per example, when we destroyed Vietnam we allowed thousands of Vietnamese to flock to our shores, and this story continues to repeat itself as we continue to exercise our domination over every corner of the world.


Since our political leaders have implied on many occasions during their political campaigns that we are a Christian nation, then, why are we trying to Islamify the United States by bringing more Muslims into our neighborhoods? Islam is a religion that Americans abhor and fear. Haven’t we realized yet that more US intervention abroad means more immigrants at home? Unfortunately, our government has deliberately financed for decades both Christian and Muslim fundamentalism across the world. 6

Furthermore, the impact of ISIS abroad would be in the realization of the Oded Yinon vision by reconstructing new and homogeneous states in the greater Middle East which will spread from the Russian Borders to the Danube River and the Balkans. All these states will be militarized, financed, and maintained by the Military Industrial Complex and the Western Intelligence Apparatus (WIA), while Israel (US proxy) will play the role of the gatekeeper and the policeman who will supervise, instigate, or exacerbate disagreements among these tiny and weak states to foster necessary conflicts and fuel constructive destruction. Co-existence and Co-living in the Middle East will be a concept of the past. Every ethnic and religious group will be consolidated with its own under new boundaries and new pseudo-democracies.

Meanwhile, the exploitation of resources in that region will continue until the area is totally depleted, impoverished, and broke, then and only then, the Middle-East will be left to die.



1.   Merriam-Webster’s 11th Collegiate Dictionary


3. The Telegraph, (June 6, 2014).  Iraq crisis: what is ISIS?

4. Yasmine Hafiz, (2014). What Is A Caliphate? ISIS Declaration Raises Questions. Huffington’ post June 30, 14

5. Skaff, R, (2011). Global Warfare: Where will Obama Strike Next? “Preplanned Wars” will     lead to “Preplanned  Results” CRG, 2011.

6.   Skaff, R. (2007). The Financing of Fundamentalism, and the Antichrist. What is religious fundamentalism? Who promotes it? What purpose does it serve? And how to curtail it? CRG, 12/17/ 2007.

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Russian Tanks in Ukraine? Consider the Source

07c88_Armoured-personnel-carrie-011Image: British propagandists took this picture inside Russia. No evidence
whatsoever suggests the armor crossed the border with Ukraine, leaving
only the Guardian’s “word” to depend on. The Guardian’s word, however,
is of little worth.

August 15, 2014 (Tony Cartalucci – NEO) – Denying civilians admittedly needed aid constitutes, in the West’s own terms, a crime against humanity. While in Syria attempts by the West to openly arm and equip known terrorist organizations within Syrian territory included a mandate from the UN that allowed supplies to flow without the approval of the Syrian government. Those “aided,” are now clearly the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS) running rampant on both sides of the Syrian-Iraqi border.

In Ukraine, precisely the opposite is happening. The regime in Kiev is openly raising armies of Nazi militants to go east and mass murder Ukrainians. Referring to Russian-speaking Ukrainians as “subhumans,” the NATO-backed regime is clearly attempting region-wide genocide. Humanitarian aid from Russia, opened for inspection and coordinated with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), has been blatantly denied  entry into eastern Ukraine after baseless accusations have been made by both Kiev and their NATO backers that it constituted a “Trojan horse.”

To further poison attempts to relieve desperate civilian populations surrounded by literal Nazis in eastern Ukraine, British propaganda outlets from the BBC, to the Guardian and Telegraph are claiming columns of Russian armor have been seen moving into Ukraine. Of course, their articles only provide photographic evidence of the armor inside of Russia, but none proving it crossed the border.

When considering the constant deluge of anti-Russian propaganda in support of literal, flag-waving Nazis and fascists occupying Kiev and mass murdering populations in eastern Ukraine, one must consider the source.

Pedophiles, Pages for Hire, and Outright Lies 

British propaganda, like its newer but equally deceitful American counterparts, has exhausted its legitimacy and panders to shrinking audiences. Desperately trying to maintain control over the global narrative, everything from cognitive infiltration of newer forms of alternative media, to fabricating entire audiences to manufacture popularity has been used to propagate the agenda of special interests occupying Wall Street and the City of London.

The credibility of British propaganda in particular can be gauged through the examination of some of its most prominent networks – the Guardian and the BBC.

The Guardian’s recent article, “Russian military vehicles enter Ukraine as aid convoy stops short of border,” includes familiar fabrications that have been seen in other conflicts around the globe. It was the Guardian in November of 2012 that claimed the Syrian government “shut down” the Internet, despite all evidence pointing to NATO and its terrorist proxies. The Guardian would write in its article, “Syria shuts off internet access across the country,” that:

Syrian officials shut down nationwide internet access on Thursday and closed Damascus airport as rebels mounted offensives nearby and tried to advance on the capital from four directions. Phone networks were also crippled in much of the country, causing fear and confusion on both sides and fuelling claims that a new rebel push was gaining momentum. 

With absolutely no evidence, and even with claims by the Syrian government itself denying involvement, the Guardian shamelessly accused Damascus of cutting off the Internet, thus fueling a propaganda campaign designed to make the government in Damascus appear overbearing, tyrannical, and despotic, while attempting to create panic with a “rebels are making gains” narrative.

Image: The BBC disingenuously posted pictures of dead bodies from Iraq in its propaganda stampede regarding the alleged “Houla massacre.” While at the time such a massacre was claimed to be so brutal, the “Syrian rebels” surely could not have been capable of it, it is now revealed that these “rebels” are the ISIS terrorists now openly carrying out identical massacres on both sides of the Syrian-Iraqi borders. 
It was clear at the time that it was not the Syrian government, and since then, revelations published within the pages of the Guardian itself, admit that it was the NSA, not the Syrian government, behind the outage. Shamelessly admitting the truth, with no apology to readers for misleading them, those behind British propaganda understand that the damage has already been done in the timely business of public lying.

In contrast to a more “minor” incident like baselessly accusing Syria of cutting the Internet or Russia of “invading” eastern Ukraine, all of the major British publications and broadcasters participated in the lead up to the US-UK invasion of Iraq on the patently false pretense of Baghdad possessing chemical weapons. Other notorious lies involved the “Houla Massacre,” and alleged e-mails “leaked” from the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

And while a torrent of easily verified lies pour forth from British propaganda, there is another factor to consider when weighing the objectivity and integrity of the British media. The BBC, aside from serial lies including selling the invasion of Iraq on false pretenses, paid-for documentaries, and using intentionally deceptive photographs from separate, past conflicts to depict current events, is at the center of an immense pedophile ring emanating from one of its own broadcasters it harbored and covered up for over many years, and into the highest levels of political power in British society.

Serial child-rapist Jimmy Savile, a long-time employee of the BBC, was protected by the organization despite many admitting “everyone knew” of his pedophilia. In the London Evening Standard’s article, “BBC accused of ‘cover-up’ as evidence from Savile inquiry is heavily censored,” it was reported that:

The BBC was today accused of a “cover-up” over the Jimmy Savile scandal after it published heavily censored evidence from a probe into the affair.

More than 3,000 pages of transcripts, including bitter recriminations by senior BBC staff about the dropped Newsnight investigation into the paedophile, contained significant portions of blacked-out passages.

The transcripts are based on the evidence of 19 people, including Newsnight host Jeremy Paxman, director of global news Peter Horrocks, former BBC director-general George Entwistle and BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten, who were interviewed as part of the probe.

Indeed, the BBC, while not lying about the world beyond its newsroom, is busy covering up improprieties and horrific crimes within its newsroom. The “integrity” and “objectivity” of the BBC, the Guardian, and in fact, newsrooms on both sides of the Atlantic parroting the false narratives emanating from London and Wall Street, is non-existent on any perceivable level.

So when the Guardian or the BBC claims Russian tanks are moving into Ukraine, and the Russian government is not saying as much, nor is any evidence – photographic or otherwise – presented to back up such accusations, all that we are left with is the credibility, integrity, and reputation of those making the claims – credibility, integrity, and reputation that is without doubt non-existent.

Tony Cartalucci, Bangkok-based geopolitical researcher and writer, especially for the online magazine New Eastern Outlook”.

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“Absolute Immunity”: The Deadliest Weapon in the Prosecutor’s Arsenal

by William N. Grigg

110208_john_bujak_3“Prosecutors are rewarded for winning at all costs, they have no incentive to seek the truth rather than a conviction, and they are entirely unaccountable when they pervert justice in pursuit of victory,” observes Idaho resident John T. Bujak. “People shouldn’t believe that their innocence provides any protection. The question isn’t whether you have done anything wrong, but whether the criminal justice system is going to target you – and once you’re in that system, you face prohibitive odds of emerging from it without being hurt.”

Alone among Idaho’s 44 district attorneys, Bujak endorsed the “Uniform Post-Conviction Procedure Act,” which was created with input from the Innocence Project. That measure states that  for any conviction in which identity was the key question, and “fingerprint or forensic DNA test results demonstrate, in light of all admissible evidence, that the petitioner is not the person who committed the offense, the court shall order the appropriate relief,” which can be overturning the conviction and ordering a new trial.

Two years later, three suspects were arrested, one of whom, Kenneth Wurdeman, confessed to his role in the hideous crime. Investigators still hadn’t found the woman who participated in the assault, who was described as a short, petite, very pretty young Hispanic woman who spoke both English and Spanish. Detective Wayne Christie, an investigator with the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office, interrogated a young woman named Erica Curiel, who fit the description perfectly. She was released after reportedly passing a polygraph examination. Christie protested that decision, and was quickly given what could be considered a punitive transfer to jail duty.

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Making Murder "Reasonable": How the Ferguson PD Will Whitewash the Killing of Michael E. Brown (UPDATE, August 15)

If (more likely, “when”) this version of events is officially ratified, the
department will praise itself for its “professionalism”; the victim’s family
will file a lawsuit that will eventually be settled by the city’s insurance
carrier; and the long-suffering
black residents
of Ferguson
will resume their lives under what amounts to a low-grade military occupation.

                   UPDATE: “Any Felony Rule,” Velvet Gloves for the Iron Fist

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson, in a press conference notable for its brevity, identified the officer who shot Michael Brown as Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of his department. Information distributed to the media included reports suggesting that Brown was a suspect in a strong-arm robbery of a package of cigars at a local convenience store. Still photographs, reportedly of the incident in the local QuikTrip, show a large young man resembling Brown involved in what appeared to be an assault on a much smaller individual in the store.

If Brown was a suspect in a crime of that kind, this case would have uncanny similarities to the 1974 incident in which another teenaged suspect, Edward Garner, was fatally shot while attempting to flee from a Memphis police officer following a burglary. As noted previously, that case went before the Supreme Court a decade later, resulting in the 1985 Tennessee v. Garner ruling, in which the Court held that “The use of deadly force to prevent the escape of all felony suspects, whatever the circumstances, is constitutionally unreasonable.” This was a rejection of the “Any Felony Rule” under which officers in many states, including Tennessee, were authorized to use deadly force to stop a fleeing or resisting suspect.

The “Any Felony Rule,” it should be pointed out, didn’t enjoy universal approval, even in the supposedly barbarous 19th Century. In an 1858 editorial, the New York Times expressed alarm over the promiscuous use of lethal force by officers of the newly created NYPD against fleeing suspects: “The pistols are not used in self-defense, but to stop the men who are running away. They are considered substitutes for swift feet and long arms… [W]e doubt the propriety of employing them for such a purpose. A Policeman has no right to shoot a man for running away from him.”

The paper’s editorial board expressed concerns about “the policy of arming our Policemen with revolvers.”  Today, of course, the thoroughly militarized NYPD is, as former Mayor Michael Bloomberg boasted a few years ago, the seventh-largest army in the world.

Disclosure of Officer Wilson’s name will increase public pressure for a criminal investigation into the shooting. However, there is still abundant reason to believe that the likely outcome of this matter will be a finding that Wilson — owing to his perception of the situation — acted justifiably under the “reasonable officer” standard. This may be complicated somewhat by eyewitness accounts that Brown was surrendering at the time he was fatally shot.

Chief Jackson claims that Wilson was “injured” in the reported struggle with Brown, and that he received treatment at a nearby hospital. No explanation has been provided for the fact that Brown, after being shot at a distance of about 35 feet from Wilson’s patrol vehicle, was left face-down in the street and received no medical attention. His lifeless body was eventually carried away in the back of an SUV


Following several nights of protests and counter-insurgency warfare by the Ferguson PD, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon removed the Goon Squad and placed the Highway Patrol in charge of “public safety” in the city. The on-scene commander is Captain Ron Johnson, an African-American who was born and raised in the area.

One “emerging lesson” from Ferguson, apparently, is that after authorities employ the Iron Fist, they should quickly deploy people dressed in velvet gloves. Successful counter-insurgency operations, after all, require an effort to “win the hearts and minds” of the targeted population.

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