Iraq War: Version 2.0
The Jimmy Carter Directive: Version 2.0
Some years ago, back in the 1990s, Zbigniew Brzezinski --- national security advisor to the Jimmy Carter Administration, gave a radio interview in France where Brzezinski boasted that Carter had issued a directive to destabilize the then-secular government of Afghanistan (this occurred in the late 1970s, you understand). The plan, with the help of Saudi Arabia (those beheading-loving doods), was to relocate a whole bunch of Wahabist religious extremists (that's Sunnis) to Afghanistan's northern border with the Soviet Union in order to raise a ruckus (foment trouble, since the Muslims living there were followers of Sufi Islam, a more moderate form of Islam).
The plan worked, and supposedly hastened the downfall of the old Soviet Union.
Of course, Brzezinksi later claims he never gave such an interview, after the deadly attacks by Sunni extremists (al Qaeda) on the two American embassies in Africa, and the attack on that US Navy vessel off the coast of Yemen later, and the terrorist attacks in Bali, London, and oh yeah. . . those 9/11 attacks.
Now, there has never been an outright denial, nor confirmation, from former President Carter, but if we view what is occurring in the present in the Middle East, in Syria, Iraq, Turkey, etc., it sure appears those ISIL (formerly known as ISIS) attackers are following the Carter directive, utilizing a pseudo-religious extremist platform to recruit extremists to their cause, which is to occupy and control Syria and Iraq (and maybe one day, who knows, perhaps Saudi Arabia?).
Now, I don't claim to know nor understand the full story of what is going on, but can only follow the money flows, and the financing of ISIL or the Islamic State In the Levant (which I read about first in Nostradamus about thirty or so years back, oddly enough? ? ?) appears to come from Saudi Arabia and Qatar, and Saudi Arabia through Qatar.
With the capture of various oil fields (small ones in Syria, larger ones in Iraq) and the Mosul Bank in Iraq, ISIL now has a number of independent revenue streams; millions of dollars per day from the oil, and an estimated one-half billion dollars --- and gold on hand --- from that captured Mosul Bank.
The original arms came from, or were financed by, the American government, either mistakenly supposed to have gone to the Free Syrian Army, or purposely and knowingly
shipped to ISIL?
Regardless, it is a safe bet that any further arms shipment to Syrian rebels will also end up in ISIL's hands, which should make any and all apprehensive about the present strategy and tactics of the Obama Administration, assuming
they are really adamant about degrading and destroying ISIL?
One can safely infer that the reasoning behind Saudi financing of ISIL was to disrupt the governments of Syria and Iraq, who came under the influence of Iran (Shi'a), and perhaps that is why American weapons also ended up in ISIL's possession.
Either way, this strategy appears as moronic and self-defeating (unless viewed from the POV of the global banking cartel and the Saudis) as the original strategy to invade Iraq because the US was attacked on 9/11/01 by a majority of Saudi Arabians, together with a small number of Yemenis with stolen Kuwaiti passports.
Again, it is important to realize the outcomes of the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan: Iraq again trades its oil in US dollars (helping to bolster the USD as the world's reserve currency, given unprecedented economic power to the USA), allowing for foreign ownership of the Iraqi banking system and its acceptance of credit derivatives as valid financial instruments, and directing Iraqi oil to China in support of the multinational factories and processing facilities there.
In Afghanistan, oil and gas pipelines now flow across that country to India, supporting the multinationals' factories and processing facilities in that country.