مفاجأت محور المقاومة خروج السيف من غمده ؟ أم تجرّع العدو كأس السمّ

محمد صادق الحسينيّ

ثلاث معادلات تمّ تثبيتها خلال الأيام القليلة الماضية بيننا وبين العدو الأول الشيطان الأكبر على مستوى الإقليم.

ـ في سورية ولبنان: السلاح مقابل “إسرائيل

ـ في العراق: الحشد مقابل السفارة

ـ في اليمن: الحديدة مقابل الرياض

ورابعتهم أمّ المعارك على مستوى العالم: جمهورية الولاية مقابل أميركا وساعة النهاية

وإليكم التفاصيل

خيراً فعل نتن ياهو بإعلانه عن إنشاء تعاون صحيّ بين كيانه وبين ناطور محطة ضخ النفط العربي في أبو ظبي، محمد بن زايد الذي كان عمّه شخبوط، متخصصاً في مجال إنتاج الأدوية، التي يحتاج لها مستوطنو نتن ياهو بشدة هذه الايام…!

فهم ينامون ويستيقظون على كوابيس زحف قوات الرضوان، التابعة لحزب الله، الى داخل الجليل والسيطرة عليه، بكل ما فيه من مستوطنات ومستوطنين، وهم الذين تكون قد فاجأتهم عملية الزحف قبل أن يتمكنوا من الهرب، بكل ثكناتهم التي سيكون قد أخلاها جنوده وولوا الأدبار، كما حصل قبل أشهر خلال عملية الرد الصاروخي التي نفذتها قوات حزب الله في محيط بلدة صلحة الفلسطينية المحتلة (مستوطنة أفيفيم)!

نقول خيراً فعل أزعر الحارة كون مستوطنيه وجنوده بحاجة ماسة الى المسكنات الطبية (حبوب الاكامول وهي رديفة البنادول في أسواقنا) الى جانب الحبوب المضادة للاكتئاب، مثل حبوب كساناكس ، التي وصل استهلاكها الى مستويات قياسية في مملكة نتن ياهو في الأيام القليلة الماضية!

وحتى نضع النقاط على الحروف ومن أجل تبيان الهزائم والخيبات، التي لحقت بنتن ياهو وبسيده في واشنطن في البيئة الاستراتيجية المحيطة، فلا بد من تذكيره بالحقائق التالية:

أولا: تصريح قائد سلاح الاستخبارات العسكرية السابق في الجيش الاسرائيلي، الجنرال عاموس يادلين، والذي نشرته القناة التلفزيونية الاسرائيلية رقم 12 على موقعها الالكتروني قبل ايام، وأهم ما جاء فيه:

*انّ آمال الدولة العبرية حول امكانية مغادرة إيران لسورية هي أحلام يقظة لن تتحقق. وان اكبر دليل على ذلك هي العمليات الجوية الاسرائيلية (ضد اهداف في سورية) ليل الثلاثاء / الاربعاء.

*على صناع القرار في تل أبيب ان يفكروا في ان هذه الهجمات سوف تدفع إيران للردّ، في محاولة لردع “اسرائيل”، وان هذه المحاولات يمكن أن تتحقق عبر مجموعة كاملة من خيارات الردّ، كما قال يادلين.

وهذا يعني ان أعلى قمة هرم اجهزة التجسس الاسرائيلية، الاستخبارات العسكرية ورئيسها السابق يادلين، يَرَوْن أن رد قوات محور المقاومة لن يقتصر على عملية انتقامية واحدة وإنما هو يشمل مجموعة كاملة من خيارات الرد. وهذا اعتراف واضح، وان بشكل غير مباشر، على إمكانيات قوات محور المقاومة على الرد وقدرتها العملياتية على تنفيذ عمليات عسكرية واسعة النطاق، الأمر الذي يعني انتفاء قدرة الجيش الاسرائيلي على منع هجمات كهذه، الى جانب كون ذلك يمثل تأكيداً جديداً، من قبل قادة الكيان الصهيوني، على ان قوات حلف المقاومة هي من تمسك بزمام المبادرة والقادرة على تنفيذ عمليات هجومية واسعة النطاق في فلسطين المحتلة، لا يمكن استثناء احتمال وصولها الى القدس ومطار اللد الفلسطيني المحتلّ (مطار تل أبيب) وذلك من خلال وحدات قتالية خاصة وسرية، تابعة لحلف المقاومة، ومنتشرة حالياً بشكل سريّ في مناطق العمليات المشار اليها أعلاه.

*وأضاف يادلين أنه وعلى الرغم من انشغال صناع القرار في تل أبيب حالياً بموضوع وباء الكورونا وخطة الضم (ضم الضفة الغربية إلى الكيان) إلا أن عليهم ان يضعوا في اعتبارهم ان التهديد الاستراتيجي الاول لأمن “اسرائيل” هو التهديد الإيراني ومواصلة التقدم (الإيراني) في المشروع النووي… إيران تمتلك حالياً ثمانية أضعاف ما كانت تمتلكه من اليورانيوم المخصب قبل توقيع الاتفاق – المترجم…

تُضاف الى ذلك مواصلة البناء (تعزيز الوجود) في سورية وتصنيع الصواريخ الدقيقة.

اذن فها هو جنرال الاستخبارات العسكرية، الذي عرف قدرات كيانه وأعداء الكيان تمام المعرفة، يقول لنتن ياهو: كفى بهلوانيات وبيع الأوهام لمستوطني الكيان، فلا علاقاتك مع بن زايد ولا مع بن سلمان هي من الميزان وإنما قدرة وإمكانيات الفعل العسكري الهجومي لقوات حلف المقاومة هي الميزان هي معادلة توازن القوى في الميدان…

وذلك عندما خاطبة قائلاً إن إيران ستردّ وإن لديها مجموعة خيارات للرد… – المترجم -.

ثانيا: تصريح وزير الحرب الاسرائيلي السابق، افيغادور ليبرمان، الذي نشرته صحيفة معاريف الاسرائيلية اليوم، والذي قال فيه، مخاطباً نتن ياهو: ان نتن ياهو يقوم بتحطيم المؤسسة الأمنية الإسرائيلية ويجر الجميع الى حافة الهاوية. فها هو حزب الله يبني مصنعًا للصواريخ الدقيقة في لبنان وسوف يقوم بتصدير هذه الصواريخ الى اليمن وسورية والى كل مكان وها هي إيران تطلق قمراً صناعياً تجسّسياً قبل حوالي شهر وتنتج كميات يورانيوم مخصب أكثر بكثير مما هو متفق عليه في الاتفاق النووي الإيراني…
فماذا فعلنا نحن؟ يسأل ليبرمان.

وعلى سؤاله نجيب بأنكم تواصلون بيع الأوهام والأكاذيب لمستوطنيكم، الذين تدعون العمل لحمايتهم من خطر إيران وحزب الله والمقاومة الفلسطينية، بدلاً من ان تصارحوهم بفشل كل مشاريعكم، انتم وسيدكم في واشنطن، وتبدأوا في اعداد البرامج الضرورية لتفكيك مشروعكم الصهيوني، في فلسطين المحتلة، ووضع الخطط الضرورية لإعادة اسكان ودمج مستوطنيكم في البلدان التي قدموا منها. خاصة أن قيادة حلف المقاومة تقوم حالياً، ومنذ أكثر من ستة اشهر، بتمحيص وتدقيق برامجها التي أعدتها لإعادة لاجئي الشعب الفلسطيني، الى مدنهم وقراهم في فلسطين المحتلة، بعد تحريرها.

أما إذا كنتم تنتظرون انهيار دول ومكونات حلف المقاومه، كنتيجة لما يمارسه سيدكم في واشنطن، من سياسة العقاب الجماعي والحصار وتجويع الشعوب فأنتم واهمون تماماً.

ولمزيد من التأكيد على أنكم تخدعون أنفسكم وتمنونها بانتصارات هلامية فارغة، وبمحاولات ضغط يائسة على محور المقاومة، فلا بدّ من التطرق الى نقاط عدة اضافيةً، وذلك للإضاءة على كلام الجنرال عاموس يادلين ووزير الحرب نفتالي بينيت بشكل يضع حداً لما يبيعه لكم نتن ياهو من هذيان واوهام.

وهذه النقاط هي التالية:

أولاً: على الساحة اللبنانية

على الرغم من الوضع الاقتصادي والمالي المعقد، بهندسة أميركية اسرائيلية، تديرها غرفتا عمليات في عوكر (مقر السفارة الأميركية في بيروت) وفي الهاكرياه (مقر وزارة الحرب الصهيونية في تل ابيب)، وتنفذها مجموعات تخريب لبنانية، من مرتزقة يتم تمويلهم بأموال السحت السعودية والخليجية، فإنكم لن تكونوا قادرين على احداث اي تغيير في المشهد الاستراتيجي على مسرح العمليات الشامل والممتد من المغرب حتى الحدود الصينية الغربية، وذلك لأن حزب الله اللبناني، الذي شارك بكفاءة عاليةً جداً في هزيمة مشروعكم الأم، الهادف الى تفتيت سورية، لن يتوانى لحظة واحدةً عن ضرب مشروعكم التدميري في لبنان، خاصة ان لديه من الوسائل ما يكفي لذلك، وحتى دون الحاجة لاستخدام قوته العسكرية المباشرة. وذلك لأنه قد يرد رداً استراتيجياً في مكان غير لبنان يجعل آلة العبث والتخريب، التي تمّ إطلاق يدها في لبنان، عاجزة عن الدوران وفاقدةً للقيمة.

ثانياً: الساحة السورية

وهنا فإننا نرى أن أقصر الطرق، لإفهامكم دور هذه الساحة، هو إحالتكم على ما قاله الجنرال عاموس يادلين للقناة 12 الاسرائيلية: إن الرد على عملياتكم الجوية اليائسة في الأجواء السورية، آتٍ لا محالة وأن خيارات الرد كثيرة.

فهل هناك حاجةً لمزيد من الإيضاحات؟ ربما، وذلك لأن عنجهية وعنصرية نتن ياهو وسيده في البيت الابيض تجعلهما عاجزين عن فهم هذه المعادلة. لذا فلا بأس من توجيه المزيد من الإضاءة، على بعض زوايا هذه المعادلة. اذ لا بد لهيئة اركان قوات حلف المقاومة أن تكون قد وضعت في حسبانها احتمال توجيه ضربات مميتة لكم، بقطع أياديكم العابثة في الوطن العربي، عبر غرف عمليات يعرفها عاموس يادلين جيداً كتلك الموجودة في بلدة أوزو Auzou، شمال غرب تشاد، والتي تديرون من خلالها جرائمكم ضد الشعب الليبي. أما اذا أردتم معرفة المزيد فلن تحتاجون لأكثر من العودة الى قاموس قائد استخباراتكم العسكرية السابق.

ثالثاً: الساحة اليمنية

فهناك لن تفيدكم لا غواصات دولفين، النووية التي منحتكم إياها المانيا (رسمياً وشكلياً تم شراؤها بتمويل الماني… ذلك ان دافعي الضرائب الألمان هم من سدّدوا ثمنها للشركة الصانعة وليست وزارة الدفاع الإسرائيلية) ولا قببكم الحديدية ولا مقاليع داوود ولا غيرها، من أنظمة الدفاع الجوي التي ثبت عجزها، عن التصدي لأي نوع من الصواريخ الفلسطينية التي تطلق من قطاع غزة. وهي الأنظمة المنتشرة نفسها، في نقاط الدفاع عن القصور الملكية السعودية وبعض المواقع الحساسة الأخرى، ومنذ سنة 2016.

وربما تكون هذه القصور والمنظومات الاسرائيلية المخصصة لحمايتها هي الاهداف التي ستقصف مستقبلاً والتي وصفها القائد في انصار الله محمد البخيتي بالأهداف الأكثر إيلاماً في تصريح له، نشر قبل أيام.

ولكن الأمر لا يقتصر على القدرات العسكرية اليمنية، في ميدان المواجهة الرئيسي – العمق السعودي، وانما يتجاوزه الى قدرة قوات حلف المقاومة في اليمن، انصار الله، على قطع الوريد الأيمن لحركة الملاحة الإسرائيلية، أي إغلاق ميناء ام الرشراش (ايلات) الفلسطيني المحتل، على خليج العقبة فيما يجب ان نتذكّر قدرة حزب الله اللبناني على قطع الوريد الايسر، الا وهو الخط البحري الى ميناء حيفا على شاطئ البحر المتوسط، وهو الأمر الذي أعلنه صراحة سماحة السيد حسن نصر الله في إحدى كلماته المتلفزة، في وقت سابق.

وهذه إحدى أماكن الرد المحتملة لقوات حلف المقاومة، على قانون قيصر الاميركي وغيره من قوانين الضغط والعقوبات المالية والاقتصادية، وهي ممارسات أميركية ترقى الى مستوى الجرائم ضد الإنسانية.

رابعاً: الساحة الإيرانية

ان هذه الساحة لم تعد ساحة إقليمية، لها حضورها الفاعل في كل قضايا منطقة “الشرق الاوسط” وأواسط آسيا فحسب، وانما هي تحولت الى قوة دولية صاعدة لها أثر ديناميكي/ نشطٌ/ وفعّال في قضايا دولية على مستوى العالم.

فها هي قد اتخذت قراراً استراتيجياً بنقل المواجهة مع الولايات المتحدة الى منطقة البحر الكاريبي وقارة أميركا الجنوبية، التي كانت تعتبر منطقة محظورة حتى على الدول الاوروبية العظمى، بموجب عقيدة مونرو، التي اعتبرت كل النصف الغربي من الكرة الارضية هو منطقة نفوذ اميركي.

وبالنظر الى ذلك فإن إرسال ناقلات النفط الإيرانية، الى فنزويلا وكسر الحصار الأميركي المفروض عليها، ولو جزئياً، لا يقتصر تأثيره على مساعدة الشعب الفنزويلي وحكومته الثورية وانما يمتدّ ليشمل فضاءً/ مساحة اوسع من العلاقات الدولية وموازين القوى في العالم. اذ ان خطوة إيران الاستراتيجية هذه قد أسفرت عن:

كسر عقيدة مونرو للسيطرة والهيمنة الاميركية الشمالية الشاملة على أميركا الجنوبية وشعوبها وثرواتها الطبيعية.
تعزيز وتقوية الوجود الصيني والروسي، سواءٌ العسكري او الاقتصادي الاستثماري، في فنزويلا، وذلك من خلال دعم حكومة هذا البلد ورئيسه الشرعي، نيكولاس مادورو، الذي وقع الاتفاقيات الاقتصادية والعسكرية مع كل من روسيا والصين.
وهي بذلك، إيران، تساهم في إقامة صرح القيادة العالمية الجديدة المتعددة الاقطاب وانهاء الهيمنة الاميركية الكاملة على مقدرات العالم وشعوبه المختلفة.
وفي هذا الإطار أيضاً لا بد من الاشارة الى ما يلي:

أ) المناورات البحرية المشتركة، التي اجراها سلاح البحرية الإيرانية، مع كل من الاسطولين الحربي الروسي والصيني، في غرب المحيط الهندي، قبل بضعة أشهر.

ب) الإعلان الإيراني في الساعات الماضية، عن قرار الامام السيد علي خامئني، قائد الثورة الاسلامية، القاضي ببناء قاعدة بحرية إيرانية كبيرة ودائمة في مياه المحيط الهندي. الأمر الذي يعني إقامة وجود بحري استراتيجي إيراني دائم في المحيط الهندي، بعيداً عن المياه الإقليمية الإيرانية، وهو ما يعني ان سلاح البحرية الإيرانية قد أصبح ظهيرًا مباشراً، لسلاح البحرية الصيني والروسي (اسطول المحيط الهادئ الروسي تمتد مناوبته القتالية حتى غرب المحيط الهندي)، وسيقيم ما يمكن تسميته بخط الدفاع الاول عن مصالح تلك الدول في غرب المحيط الهندي.

ج) وهذا طبعاً ليس دعايةً سياسيةً ولا موقفاً منحازاً ولا كلاماً انشائياً وانما هو قراءة لمعطيات الميدان، في هذا الجزء من مسرح العمليات الدولي. خاصة اذا ما أخذنا في الاعتبار الاحتلال السعودي الإماراتي لجزيرة سقطرى اليمنية والجزر المحيطة بها، في بحر العرب، وما تعمل الامارات على تنفيذه، من إقامة قاعدة بحرية إسرائيلية في هذه الجزيرة، تكون بمثابة قاعدة امداد وتزويد، للسفن الاسرائيلية والمتجهة الى “اسرائيل” بشكل عام، والغواصات النووية الاسرائيلية التي تراقب إيران وفي حالة استعداد دائم لتنفيذ اعتداءات بحرية ضدها. وهذا يعني مرة أخرى:

– بان إيران تقوم بتعزيز الدفاع عن النفس، من خلال اقامة هذه القاعدة البحرية في مياه المحيط الهندي، الى جانب كون هذا النشاط مساهمة في حماية طرق الملاحة الدولية في هذا الجزء من بحار العالم، تعزيزاً لأمن التجارة الدولية وتعزيزاً لمبدأ ضرورة اضطلاع دول الاقليم بإقامة نظام امني اقليمي يحمي الجميع من الهيمنة والسيطرة الاستعمارية.

– ان إيران قد تحولت عملياً الى قوةٍ دوليةٍ لها وزنها في معادلات القوى الدولية وفي ميزان القوى الدولي، الذي يرجح لصالح اقامة نظام دولي جديد، ينهي عهد السيطرة الاستعمارية وتهديدها لأمن الشعوب.

النتيجة الاستراتيجية التي نستخلصها، أنه في المواجهة الشاملة بين محور المقاومة والمحور الصهيوأميركي، والكيان الصهيوني على وجه الخصوص، ان محور المقاومة هو من يمسك بزمام المبادرة الاستراتيجية وليس نتن ياهو ولا محمد بن زايد ولا محمد بن سلمان، على الرغم من اعلان صحيفة معاريف قبل ساعات عن أن العلاقات بين محمد بن زايد والكيان الصهيوني قائمة منذ عشرين عاماً…!

لن تفيدكم البهلوانيات ولا عشرات السفارات الأميركية، سواءً في لبنان او ليبيا او في العراق، الذي شهد عملية خرق للسيادة العراقية نفذتها قوة عسكرية محلية تديرها السفارة الأميركية في بغداد، حيث قامت هذه القوة بالهجوم على مركز صيانة تابع لإحدى وحدات القوات المسلحة العراقية المنضوية تحت لواء الحشد الشعبي… نجحت العملية وتوفي المريض…!

نجحوا في تنفيذ الهجوم من دون ان يتمكنوا من المساس بمكانة الحشد الشعبي المقدس الذي هو جزء من قوات العراق الذي دافع عن قضايا العرب جميعها وعلى رأسها القضية الفلسطينية على امتداد تاريخه النضالي النبيل…

يَوْمَ نَقُولُ لِجَهَنَّمَ هَلِ امْتَلَأْتِ وَتَقُولُ هَلْ مِن مَّزِيدٍ.

بعدنا طيّبين، قولوا الله…

الحشد الشعبي يغالب واشنطن وتل أبيب في بغداد

يناير 3, 2020

محمد صادق الحسيني

عندما يصدر الحشد الشعبي العراقي بياناً، يدعو فيه أنصاره للانسحاب من محيط السفارة الأميركية في بغداد، التي هي بمثابة القيادة العامة لقوات الاحتلال الأميركي في العراق، فإنّ لذلك (بيان الانسحاب) دلالات عديدة لا بدّ من الانتباه إليها وتحليلها بدقة، كي نفهم خلفيات وآفاق قرار قيادة الحشد الشعبي هذا.

حيث يجب التأكيد على الحقائق التالية:

إنّ الحفاظ على هيبة الدولة، كما ورد في بيان الحشد، قد تحقق جزئياً، من خلال التعهّدات التي قدّمها الجانب الأميركي للدولة العراقية والتي نصّت على ما يلي:

أ ـ عدم تكرار مثل هذا العدوان على أيّ من قطعات القوات المسلحة العراقية، وبكلّ صنوفها، وفِي كلّ محافظات العراق، بما فيها المحافظات الشمالية.

ب ـ (التزام الجانب الأميركي بمنع “إسرائيل” من القيام بأيّ نشاط جوي، أو هجمات بالصواريخ الجوالة، او غير ذلك من الأنشطة العسكرية، وفِي كلّ أجواء العراق. وهنا يجب التذكير بتصريح قائد الاستخبارات العسكرية الاسرائيلية السابق، الجنرال عاموس يادلين، الذي أدلى به قبل يومين وقال فيه إنه “يجب على إسرائيل ان تكون أكثر حذراً من الآن فصاعداً، في تنفيذ أنشطة جوية في أجواء العراق وذلك خوفاً من ردّ حلف المقاومة على هذه الأنشطة”.

ج ـ التزام الولايات المتحدة الأميركية بوقف الدعم الذي تقدّمه لفلول داعش في العراق وقفاً تاماً وعدم التدخل في نشاطات القوات المسلحة العراقية التي تستهدف ملاحقة هذه الفلول في جميع محافظات العراق.

اما استكمال تحقيق هيبة الدولة العراقية وتأمينها بشكل مطلق واستعادة الكرامة العراقية والشرف العسكري العراقي فيتطلّب بنظر المتابعين المختصين اتخاذ إجراءات أخرى، من قبل الحكومة العراقية، تتمثل في ما يلي:

ـ استغلال فرصة الانتفاضة الشعبية العراقية الحقيقية، التي بدأت تعمّ العراق، ضدّ الاحتلال الأميركي، ونقل المواجهة الى المستوى التشريعي وتحريك البرلمان العراقي، بغضّ النظر عن كلّ التمايزات الحزبية، باتجاه سنّ قانون يلغي الاتفاقية الأمنية الموقعة بين البلدين عام 2010.

ـ إعلان رئاسة الحكومة العراقية، رغم أنها مستقيلة، استعادة السيادة على كافة أجواء العراق وبشكل فوري، على أن يتمّ إعلام وزارة الدفاع وكلّ الجهات الأخرى ذات الاختصاص، بتنفيذ القرار فوراً ودون تأخير.

ـ تنفيذ جميع الاتفاقيات المتعلقة بتزويد القوات المسلحة العراقية بالأسلحة، بما فيها المقاتلات وأسلحة الدفاع الجوي الأكثر تطوّراً، التي وقعتها حكومات عراقية سابقة، مع روسيا، وتمّت عرقلتها من قبل جهات عراقية، تدور في فلك السفارة الأميركية في بغداد، وبتنسيق مباشر مع فريق الموساد الإسرائيلي المقيم في السفارة السيئة الصيت والسمعة نفسها، (هناك ستة آلاف أميركي مسجلين في وزارة الخارجية العراقية كدبلوماسيين على كادر هذه السفارة، وهو ما يوازي عديد لواءين من القوات الخاصة. أيّ انّ لواءين من القوات الخاصة الأميركية يعملان في العراق ويتمتعان بحماية دبلوماسية!

وهنا يجب التأكيد على أنّ ما حققه الشعب العراقي، من خلال انتفاضته ضدّ الاحتلال الأميركي، اليوم ليس هراءً ولا هو أضغاث أحلام، وإنما حقيقة واضحة وانتصار ناجز، لحلف المقاومة، تحقق من خلال ما يلي:

أولاً: وجود قرار قطعي، لا رجعة عنه، لدى قيادة الحشد، مدعومة من قطاعات واسعة جداً من الشعب العراقي، بفرض حصار شامل على كافة نقاط تمركز قوات الاحتلال الأميركي في العراق، بما في ذلك السفارة في بغداد، والمضيّ في المواجهة مع هذه القوات الى أبعد الحدود، وصولاً الى التحرك العسكري الشامل ضدّ الوجود الأميركي في اللحظة المناسبة.

ثانياً: امتلاك أجهزة الاستخبارات الأميركية المختلفة معلومات مؤكدة، بأنّ هذا التحرك الشعبي العراقي ليس أكثر من خطوة أولى، على طريق طويل من الخطوات، الأكثر فعالية والأكثر قسوة تجاه الاحتلال الأميركي. الأمر الذي سيترتب عليه خسائر كبيرة في الأرواح (جنود أميركيين ومتعاقدين) وانعكاسات غاية في السلبية على وضع ترامب الانتخابي داخل الولايات المتحدة.

ثالثاً: تقاطع المعلومات، المتوفرة لدى أجهزة الاستخبارات، الأميركية والإسرائيلية، والمتعلقة باحتمالات تطوّر الانتفاضة الشعبية العراقية ضدّ الاحتلال الأميركي، بأنّ هذا التطور سيقود الى مواجهة واسعة مع كلّ أطراف حلف المقاومة، ليس في العراق فقط وإنما في فلسطين أيضاً، الأمر الذي يعني، كما ذكر موقع ديبكا الاستخباري الإسرائيلي يوم 1/1/2020، أن حلف المقاومة سيشرع بتنفيذ آخر مراحل هجومه الاستراتيجي بهدف تحرير القدس المحتلة وبقية أنحاء فلسطين. وهذا يعني أنّ لدى الأوساط الأمنية والعسكرية الإسرائيلية خشية حقيقية من تدحرج الوضع الى حرب إقليمية واسعة قد تؤدّي الى إغلاق الحساب مع الكيان الإسرائيلي نهائياً.

رابعاً: وبالتالي فإنّ التراجع الأميركي في العراق قد نتج عن كون موازين القوى الاستراتيجي في ميدان المواجهة لا يسمح للحلف الأميركي الصهيوني الرجعي العربي باستمرار عدوانه، لا ضدّ الحشد الشعبي العراقي ولا ضدّ لبنان ولا ضدّ المقاومة الفلسطينية.

وبكلمات أخرى، فإنّ محور المقاومة هو الذي يمسك بزمام المبادرة الاستراتيجي، رغم الاعتداءات والمجازر التي يرتكبها المحتلّ الأميركي و”الإسرائيلي”، مما يعني أنّ الواقع الميداني يختلف عن التهديدات الأميركية والاسرائيلية التي يضجّ بها الإعلام المعادي.

المطلعون على خفايا ما جرى في بغداد يؤكدون القول: ترقبوا مفاجآت من العيار الثقيل في الأيام المقبلة تصلكم تباعاً. بعدنا طيّبين، قولواالله…

Qasem Soleimani: What We Know About Iranian Elite Force’s General That US Took Aim at

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Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps’ Major General Qasem Soleimani was killed in rocket fire in Baghdad days after an attempted raid on the US Embassy by Iran-linked Iraqi Shia protesters.

Here is what is known about the top Iranian military commander eliminated by US forces.

Soleimani, born in 1957, joined the Revolutionary Guards in 1979 after the Iranian Revolution that ousted the Shah.

Mind-Blowing Military Career

He quickly climbed the career ladder, becoming commander of the 41st Sarallah Division while still under 30 and by the mid-80s he was setting up covert missions inside Iraq to struggle against the regime of Saddam Hussein, joining efforts with Iraqi Kurds.

After the war he was commander of the Revolutionary Guards in his home Iranian province of Kerman, where he battled against opium trafficking from across the Afghani border.

He fulfilled the role up until 2002, when a few months prior to the US invasion of Iraq, Soleimani was tapped to head the Quds Force, Iran’s elite military unit tasked with spreading the Islamic Republic’s policies beyond Iran – one reason why the commander often landed in Washington’s crosshairs.

In 2011, General David Petraeus, the former CIA director, said that Soleimani and his Quds had undermined much of Washington’s work with Iraq’s Shia Muslims and had undone US diplomatic and military efforts in Lebanon.

Targeted by US Sanctions

In Syria, the Quds – accountable directly to Iran’s supreme leader – were believed to be involved in suppressing the uprising against Bashar al-Assad – a move that spawned US sanctions being imposed on Soleimani, as well as the entire IRGC.

In 2011, Soleimani was promoted to Major General of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who at some point dubbed the military serviceman a “living martyr”.

Right before his assassination at Baghdad Airport, the major general issued a warning following Washington repulsing the assault on the American Embassy in the Iraqi capital, noting Iran was not moving towards a war, but is not scared of a potential conflict.

Tensions’ Climax and Strike to ‘Deter Future Iranian Attack Plans’

As confirmed by the Pentagon, Commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, was killed by rocket fire near the Baghdad International Airport, as US forces conducted “a decisive defensive action to protect US personnel abroad, at the direction of the president”.

Soleimani’s assassination while in his car at the airport closely followed the repulsion of a raid on the US Embassy in Baghdad with the Pentagon saying Soleimani had previously “orchestrated attacks on coalition bases in Iraq – including the attack on December 27th”.

The latter “culminated in the death and wounding of additional American and Iraqi personnel”, the Department of Defence stressed, referring to the strike, in which Soleimani was killed, as preventive:

“This strike was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans. The United States will continue to take all necessary action to protect our people and our interests wherever they are around the world”, the statement added.

New Year’s Eve, 31 December, saw an attack on the US diplomatic mission in Baghdad, where protesters tried to storm checkpoints, smashing windows, battering down doors, and setting fire to the outer fence. The attempted intrusion was stopped by US forces, dispatched at the Pentagon’s orders to increase security for US personnel.

Analysis: Historical inevitability of ‘1979 US embassy’ event in Iraq: not now, but soon

Thursday, 02 January 2020 12:47 PM 

Supporters of Iraq’s Hashd al-Sha’abi force hold placards depicting trampled US symbols reading in Arabic “Welcome” during a protest outside the US embassy in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on January 1, 2020 to condemn the US air strikes that killed 25 Hashd fighters over the weekend. (Photo by AFP)

By Ramin Mazaheri

Ramin Mazaheri is the chief correspondent in Paris for Press TV and has lived in France since 2009. He has been a daily newspaper reporter in the US, and has reported from Iran, Cuba, Egypt, Tunisia, South Korea and elsewhere. He is the author of the books ‘I’ll Ruin Everything You Are: Ending Western Propaganda on Red China’ and the upcoming ‘Socialism’s Ignored Success: Iranian Islamic Socialism.’

The recent protests at the US embassy/city-state/Superman fortress of solitude in Iraq undoubtedly served notice of what the 2020s will bring for Iraq: freedom from three decades of US domination and terrorism.

The protests were shocking for many reasons. Iraq has been under the boot of the US for so long many around the world thought such resistance was impossible. Pity the poor, underestimated Iraqis: even when they did engage in civic disobedience the West sought, as usual, to give all the credit/blame to Iran. After dominating them so long, the West is incapable of seeing Iraqis as a people/culture with the power of self-determination. The endless refrain is “Iran-backed militias”, but it is Iraqis who staff those militias and who crossed into the Green Zone.

The past few days have produced much for us to comment about, but what good are such comments regarding the Iraqi context if we divorce ourselves from their past few decades?

There was a lot of debate, first provoked by the British medical journal The Lancet, about the death toll from Gulf War II, but few seem to remember the horrific death toll from Gulf War I of Bush père: 400,000 Iraqi dead, half of them civilians. Just 300 deaths combined among the anti-Iraq axis.

That’s a stunning figure which should not be forgotten, but to the “blame Iran” crowd in the West this war never happened. In fact, Gulf War I to Americans is something of a joke: the images of precision missiles going down chimneys, ecstatically broadcast in a ratings uber-bonanza for the still-new 24-hour news of CNN, helped “restore pride” to an America whose last conflict was Vietnam. The short-lived economic boom of the 1990s followed, and Gulf War I was barely an afterthought immediately.

Top cleric condemns US strikes on PMU bases, urges respect for Iraq sovereignty

Top cleric condemns US strikes on PMU bases, urges respect for Iraq sovereigntyThe drone strikes killed at least 27 individuals and wounded 51 others.

Sanctions, however, are not a ratings bonanza for CNN – the blockaded Cubans, allegedly starving North Koreans and the horrifically-sanctioned Iraqis (which ran until Gulf War II) do not provide exciting, pride-swelling, jingoism-fuelling footage. Quite the opposite, which is why the US runs no such footages; they didn’t have to ban footage of dead US soldiers for Gulf War I, but the “free press” of the US allegedly remained “free” even when they did just that for Gulf War II. One would think that in the “blame Iran” crowd one or two Americans might point out that this era of Husseinian splendor amid everyday want (and during the last era of global economic expansion) might have produced just a bit of anti-American resentment which may still linger?

Gulf War II came, but has it really gone? Is Iraq any different than a French neo-colonial subject in Africa, with foreign troops protecting the interests of foreign capital and not the welfare of the people?

Questions worth answering, but the “blame Iran” crowd only insists that the Gulf War II devastation of Iraq – maybe unparalleled since the “Korean conflict” – is the fault of non-belligerent Tehran. The destruction of infrastructure capital, the wasting/fleeing of human capital, the lives ruined by death/maiming/psychological trauma – this is all too much for a human to fully grasp, but one should not take the approach of the US and make no effort to grasp it at all.

This lack of effort at self-reflection is very typically American even within their own society – if America’s leaders will push a McCarthy-era Russophobia wave for three years just to avoid honest discussion of the failures of the Democratic Party and “democracy with American characteristics”, then why should we expect those leaders to be honest about Iraq? Why should we ask those leaders to honestly account for the murders, bombings, assassinations, strangulations and corruption they ordered for three decades?

Given the three decades of US domination and occupation, how can anyone be surprised by the recent protests targeting their embassy?

Indeed, many Iraqis, especially their young, are probably saying, “Why did it take so long to get here?”

A protester wearing the Iraqi flag stands outside the US embassy in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on January 1, 2020 during a demonstration. (Photo by AFP)

Two thousand nineteen was a momentous year in the Middle East because a local nation proved for the first time in two centuries that they have technological and military parity with Western capitalist-imperialists in the war theater of the Middle East. That country is Iran, which already began proving 40 years ago that they have a political, intellectual and artistic (cinema) culture equal to or better than, and certainly more modern and “of the historical moment”, than that of the West. What we saw on these Western new year’s eve protests in Iraq is a spreading confirmation of these slow, long-running historical trends, processes and facts. 

The protests were cheered by many worldwide of course: even if the Western political and media elite has these insane anti-Iran and pro-US capitalism-imperialism blinders on, the average person does not. Many hoped the protests would turn into a new Tahrir Square, like in Egypt, but they were disbanded after only two days.

That seems like a sad development, but the people of Iraq, Iran and their allies realize that sending out a force is no good unless that force can be controlled. Egypt was not under foreign occupation, after all. Many Iraqis justifiably feel they are at war and the embassy protests were an “attack” – it was not a place to spontaneously express patriotism and see how that may or may not coalesce. 

I suggest that the protest force was sent home because the damage has been done. After all, has the Green Zone ever been so breached?

The psychological and cultural consequences of this two-day affair are nothing but positive for Iraqis and nothing but negative for Americans and their corrupt, self-interested allies.

US airlifts forces to Iraq embassy amid protests

US airlifts forces to Iraq embassy amid protestsFootage shows US military aircraft dropping off as many as 100 marines to the American Embassy in Baghdad amid angry anti-US protests.

It is thus very similar to Iran’s military victories in 2019 – shooting down a drone, stopping a British-flagged tanker: these are not enormous military victories but they are enormously symbolic. They are not the momentous result of long battles but instead herald the very beginning of new long-term forces which are increasing in inevitability every moment.

Yet again in the past year, American planners were dumbfounded, scared and did not know how to react. The US is not powerless in Iraq but for a long moment they felt that way – for a long moment Iraqis felt powerful over Americans. These are not small cultural and psychological things, given the Iraqi historical context.

On a larger level: Hussein came to power by repressing the intersection of democracy and Islam with as much bloody zeal as any Western neo-imperialist. He fought a war at the behest of the West to destroy the Iranian democratic revolution because it dared to unify these two ideas, and proved that they are not acids and bases. When Hussein insisted that Iraqi Baathists are equal to their secular Western counterparts, the West destroyed his country with a blockade and then occupation.

The role of Baathism in Iraq is up to Iraqis to decide, not me. However, its history – and for many reasons beyond their control – is not very stirring, to say the least. If a majority of Iraqis want more of an intersection between Islam and Iraqi democracy than what Baathism tolerated, they do have an example to look at – Iran. It is precisely because Iran provides this example that they are the root of all evil in the Muslim world to Western capitalist-imperialists and Islamophobes. It is not only that Iranians have created a successful society on par with the top Western nations, but the West most certainly needs a scapegoat, due to their history in the region. 

A 1979 US embassy occupation is an historical inevitability in Iraq – we thought maybe this was it, but it was not.

In pictures: Iraqis hold angry protest outside US Embassy

In pictures: Iraqis hold angry protest outside US EmbassyIraqi protesters gather outside the US Embassy in Baghdad to condemn American airstrikes on PMU bases. Here are some exclusive photos.

Perhaps Iraq is truly not ready? They have been rather debilitated for several decades, after all. Nor does Iraq have a shah to kick out first – an embassy occupation for Iraqis would seemingly be the start of their revolution, whereas in Iran the occupation came nine months after the victory of their revolution.

Iraq is not Iran, of course, but the recent events at the Baghdad embassy show that both cultures view the presence of the US in their country as a major, major source of domestic strife and problems.

The reason a US embassy occupation in Iraq is an historical inevitability is because – despite the “blame Iran” propaganda – there is no chance that the US and Iraqis can have a mutually beneficial co-existence due to:

1) the presence of American soldiers,

2) the three decades of violent war, sanctions and occupation waged by the US,

3) the network of corruption created by US capitalist-imperialist influence and ideology, which ensures only and always a subservient role for Iraq, and which purposely disempowers their full potential,

4) the very ideology, practices and culture of the Washington, which are predicated on competition, violence and corruption, which makes them fundamentally opposed to mutually-beneficial cooperation.

(The views expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect those of Press TV.)

US Embassy in Baghdad Suspends Consular Ops.

By Staff, Agencies

The US Embassy in Baghdad says it has suspended all of its public consular operations, a day after thousands of Iraqi demonstrators gathered there to condemn Washington’s fatal military aggression targeting Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units [PMU].

“Due to militia attacks at the US Embassy compound, all public consular operations are suspended until further notice. All future appointments are cancelled. US citizens are advised to not approach the embassy,” it said in a statement on Wednesday.

This comes after US War Secretary Mark Esper announced on Tuesday that the country would send approximately 750 soldiers to the Middle East as an immediate response to the events in Iraq.

Thousands of protesters managed to reach the US diplomatic mission which is located in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Tuesday, chanting “Death to America” and burning US flags.

The demonstrators also held up signs calling for the US mission to be shut down and for the parliament to order US forces to leave Iraq.

American forces deployed inside the compound fired tear gas, flash bangs and stun grenades to disperse the crowd, however, the Iraqi protesters breached the outer wall of the high-security compound, throwing bricks and stones at the surveillance cameras around the building.

The incident came just a day after US forces conducted airstrikes on a number of Hezbollah Brigades [Kataib Hezbollah] bases in the western province of Anbar.

The aerial aggression caused the martyrdom of at least 27 individuals and wounded 51 others, according to the latest toll released on Monday by the PMU, commonly known by its Arabic name Hashd al-Shaabi. The targeted Kataib Hezbollah forces belonged to Brigades 45 and 46 of the PMU.

Baghdad Embassy: The Secret Logistics of America’s Global Deep State

Posted by INTERNATIONALIST 360° on JANUARY 10, 2019

Eric Zuesse

Why is America’s Baghdad Embassy the world’s largest embassy — and the largest by far?


“It’s as if the US Embassy is there not only to protect American interests, but to manage the entire world from the heart of the capital, Baghdad.”

— Iraqi Sheikh Qassim Al Ta’ee, as quoted on 27 December 2011 in Al Iraq News and translated by Ibrahim Zaidan from the original Arabic by Nicholas Dagher

Zaidan’s article went on to say:

The world’s largest embassy is situated in the Green Zone and fortified by three walls, another barrier of concrete slabs, followed by barbed wire fences and a wall of sandbags. It covers an area of 104 acres, six times larger than UN headquarters in New York and ten times larger than the new embassy Washington is building in Beijing – which is just 10 acres.

[EDITOR’S’ NOTE: THE TEN-ACRE US EMBASSY IN BEIJING IS THE SECOND LARGEST OVERSEAS CONSTRUCTION PROJECT IN THE HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE — AND THE 104-ACRE US EMBASSY IN IRAQ IS THE LARGEST.]

So, America’s largest diplomatic mission is surrounded by high concrete walls, is painted in black, brown and grey and is completely isolated from its environment. … The United States announced several months ago that between diplomats and employees, its embassy would include 16,000 people after the pullout of US forces.

On January 1st, Will Sillitoe headlined at the Helsinki Times, “What does the US embassy in Baghdad export to Finland and dozens of other countries?” and he reported that:

More than a million kilograms of cargo were shipped from Baghdad to different parts of the world, reveals US embassies procurement documents.

Mysterious cargo shipments from the US Embassy in Baghdad to other American embassies and consulates around the world have been revealed on a Wikileaks’ database. Procurement orders of US embassies are public documents, but Wikileaks put them in a searchable database making it easier to analyse.

The database displaying worldwide US embassy orders of goods and services reveals Baghdad as a postal and shipping centre for tonnes of freight.

Though military freight might be expected between the US and Iraq, records show that embassies across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, the Americas and Africa are all receiving deliveries from Baghdad too.

According to Wikileaks’ database, orders to ship more than 540 tonnes of cargo to the US were made in May 2018. The same document shows other main delivery destinations included 120 tonnes of freight to Europe, and 24 tonnes to South Africa, South America and Central Africa respectively. …

On December 29th, Sillitoe had headlined “Guarded warehouse near airport and mysterious cargos from Baghdad; what is the US embassy in Helsinki up to?” and he opened:

Why does the US Embassy in Helsinki need a big warehouse near Malmi Airport and what are the contents of thousands of kilograms of cargo sent to Helsinki from Baghdad?

A dilapidated warehouse in Malmi is being used by the US Embassy for unknown operations after a Wikileaks release revealed its location.

The anonymous looking building on Takoraudantie is notable only for the new 427 meter perimeter fence that according to the Wikileaks’ database was ordered by the US Embassy in April 2018.

Situated across the street from the main entrance of Malmi Airport, the warehouse with its 3 meter high security fence appears an unlikely location for official embassy business. Neighbouring companies include a car yard and a tyre warehouse.

Helsinki Times visited the perimeters this weekend. Security personnel, young Finns in uniforms with American flags on their arms, appeared nervous and suspicious when asked to comment on the warehouse. …

Strategically located US embassy complex in Helsinki and the newly built “Innovation Center”

Sillitoe closed that article by saying: “The searchable Wikileaks database and info about Finland related activities can be found HERE.”

That link leads to a “US Embassy Shopping List” of 24 separate documents, one of which is “RFP 191Z1018R0002 Mission Iraq Shipping Transportation Services”, dated “5/17/18.”

Item 2 there is “Packing of unaccompanied air baggage (UAB) – Throughout Iraq – US Embassy Baghdad, Baghdad International Zone, US Consulate General in Basrah, US Consulate General in Erbil, US Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center, US Erbil Diplomatic Support Center (Note: under the specified unit of measure the US Government contemplates ‘per kilogram’ of gross weight in kilograms)”

The “Quantity Estimated” is “100,000” and the “Unit of Measure” is “kilogram.”

Item 7 is “Storage Services – Monthly Storage of containers – Throughout Iraq – US Embassy Baghdad, Baghdad International Zone, US Consulate General in Basrah, US Consulate General in Erbil, US Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center, US Erbil Diplomatic Support Center.”

The “Quantity Estimated” is “100” and the “Unit of Measure” is “40’ Container.”

Item “Section B.5 Sub-CLIN:84E” is “From Republic of Iraq to Western European Countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Malta, Monaco, San Marino, and Vatican City, Nicosia)”

The “Quantity Estimated” is “5,000” and the “Unit of Measure” is “kilogram.”

Item “Section B.5 Sub -CLIN:84 F” is “From Republic of Iraq to Eastern European Countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Kosovo)”

The “Quantity Estimated” is “5,000” and the “Unit of Measure” is “kilogram.”

By far the biggest categories for shipments are to the eastern US states: “From Republic of Iraq to the Unites [sp.] States Eastern Time-Zone – the following States: VT, ME, NH, MA, RI, CT, NJ, DE, MD, DC, NY, PA, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, WV, MI, OH, IN, KY, GA”

There are 11 such categories:

“Section B.5 Sub-CLIN:85A”

“Section B.5 Sub-CLIN:86A”

“Section B.6 Sub-CLIN:84A”

“Section B.6 Sub-CLIN:85A”

“Section B.6 Sub-CLIN:86A”

“Section B.7 Sub-CLIN:84A”

“Section B.7 Sub-CLIN:85A”

“Section B.7 Sub-CLIN:86A”

“Section B.8 Sub-CLIN:84A”

“Section B.8 Sub-CLIN:85A”

“Section B.8 Sub-CLIN:86A”

Each one of those eleven will receive 30,000 kilograms, under the contract.

In each of the eleven, the products will be going “From Republic of Iraq to the Unites [sp.] States Eastern Time-Zone – the following States: VT, ME, NH, MA, RI, CT, NJ, DE, MD, DC, NY, PA, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, WV, MI, OH, IN, KY, GA”

That’s a total of 330,000 kilograms. That’s 727,525 pounds, or 364 tons, which are going from the world’s largest Embassy, America’s in Baghdad, to America’s eastern states.

In addition, around another 1,091,287 pounds are going from the Baghdad Embassy to other locations throughout the world.

The RFP, or Request For Proposal, informs its recipient that “The Contractor shall provide the services for the base period of the contract,” but “base period” isn’t defined in the RFP. However, the contract does specify that there shall be “a firm fixed unit price for any contract line item number in the Base Year,” and therefore the obligations under any contract will continue for at least one year, but possibly longer (if renewed). Furthermore, the “Type of Solicitation” here is not “Sealed Bid (IFB),” but instead “Negotiated (RFP),” which means that the US Government officials who are “Soliciting” these offers will choose whom to request to present an offer; and, if two or more recipients are being approached and make an offer, then the US official will select the winner that he or she prefers, and won’t be required to accept the lowest-priced one, but can instead take some sort of kickback, as long as there is no evidence of having done that. It can easily be arranged. Furthermore, private arrangements bond the two parties, even if the arrangement is just a one-time deal, because neither party will want the private arrangement to be made public, and if ever it does become public, then both parties will be revealed as guilty; it’ll hurt both parties. Moreover, since any contract may be renewed, the offeror of the contract, which is the Embassy employee, holds the power to affect that — the length of term, and everything that’s associated with it, will be controlled by the Embassy’s side, and not by the contractor’s side. And no matter how brief a contract-term might be, and no matter how many non-Americans might be signing any particular type of contract during any given period of years, none of the private parties will have any motive to make public any kickback. Consequently, there is every motive to keep these arrangements private; and the Embassy employee will always be the more powerful one in any private arrangement that is made with any contractor.

Prior RFPs are also online, for example this one from 16 November 2014. The annual amounts seem to be fairly stable.

On 10 October 2007, while the US Embassy in Iraq was still building, the Congressional Research Service issued to Congress their report, “US Embassy in Iraq”, and it said:

The US Ambassador to Iraq (currently Ambassador Ryan Crocker) has full authority for the American presence in Iraq with two exceptions: 1 — military and security matters which are under the authority of General Patraeus, the US Commander of the Multinational Force-Iraq (MNF-I), and 2 — staff working for international organizations. In areas where diplomacy, military, and/or security activities overlap, the Ambassador and the US Commander cooperate to provide co-equal authority regarding what is best for America and its interests in Iraq.

By “Patraeus” it meant David Petraeus. He was the person who designed the torture-system that was applied by his assistant James Steele and used in Iraq to extract from prisoners everything they knew about Saddam Hussein’s assistance to the 9/11 event. Petraeus subsequently became a regular participant in the annual meetings of the private and secretive Bilderberg group of representatives of the US and allied nations’ billionaires that constitute The West’s Deep State. Prior to that, Petraeus and Steele had organized and instituted in El Salvador that Government’s death-squads, to eradicate opponents of US control over that country.

The most corrupt parts of the US Government are usually in the military, because the entire Defense Department isn’t audited. It is instead financially an enormous dark hole, even to US Senators and Representatives, and even to the US President. Only members of the US Deep State might have an approximate idea of how much money is getting ‘lost’ in it. After all, the Deep State isn’t, at all, answerable to the public. Since it operates in secret, it can’t be. The consequences of the Deep State, however, can become public, and may contradict what is shown in publicly available documents and public statements, which have been circulated, to the public, by the press. In any nation where a Deep State rules, such contradictions, between public assertions and the actual outcomes, are so commonplace as hardly to be even news at all, if and when they appear, at all.

On 2 July 2017, the great investigative reporter Dilyana Gaytandzhieva headlined “350 Flights Carry Weapons Diplomatic for Terrorists”, and provided documentation of the US CIA’s intricate global network, which secretly “sends $1 billion worth of weapons” through many countries to jihadists in Syria to take down Syria’s Government. Iraq was mentioned 6 times in the original publication of her article, and is mentioned 9 times in the 29 April 2018 updated version. That secret US supply of weapons to jihadist groups to overthrow Bashar al-Assad and his secular, non-sectarian, Baathist Party, is a secret operation, just like the US State Department’s Baghdad Embassy’s operations are, and that Embassy could even be this particular operation’s headquarters.

The 200-page, December 2017, study, “Weapons of the Islamic State: A three-year investigation”, by Conflict Armament Research Ltd., states in its Conclusion:

IS forces, like most non-state armed groups, acquire significant quantities of weapons and ammunition on the battlefield… Evidence presented in this report, however, confirms that many of the group’s weapons — and notably its ammunition — are newly manufactured, having been delivered to the region since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011. These weapons originate in transfers made by external parties, including Saudi Arabia and the United States, to disparate Syrian opposition forces arrayed against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

Here are just a few of the details that this passage in the summary was based upon and summarizing:

On pages 36-9:

CAR has documented and traced numerous weapon systems in service with IS forces. Many derive from shipments made to the US government, or to entities operating under US government contracts. The United States has acknowledged its support to Syrian opposition forces, orchestrated primarily through resupply from the territories of Jordan and Turkey.26 All of the shipments originated in EU Member States; in most cases, US retransfers (exports made after purchase by the United States) contravened clauses in end-user certificates (EUCs) issued by the United States to EU supplier governments. The United States signed these certificates prior to transfer, stated that it was the sole end user of the materiel, and committed not to retransfer the materiel without the supplier government’s prior consent. It did not notify the supplier states concerned before [violating that, and] retransferring the materiel. …

On 21 December 2016, Jaysh al-Nasr, a Syrian armed opposition faction active in the Hama Governorate of Syria, published a set of photographs of its fighters.29 In one of these, Jaysh al-Nasr fighters are operating a 9M111MB-1 ATGW30 bearing an identical lot number and a serial number (365) close in sequence to the one CAR documented (286) in Iraq, suggesting both were part of the same supply chain. …

In May 2015, Syrian YPG forces recovered a PG-7T 40 mm rocket from IS forces near Al Hasakah, Syria, where CAR documented it on 20 May 2015. The Government of Bulgaria confirmed that it exported the item to the US Department of the Army through the US company Kiesler Police Supply. The application for the export licence was accompanied by the original EUC issued by the US Department of the Army (with a non-re-export clause) as well as a delivery verification certificate. The item was exported on 23 June 2014.32 … CAR has yet to receive a reply to a trace request sent to the United States regarding these rockets.

Page 54 says:

Like the United States, Saudi Arabia has provided support to various factions in the Syrian conflict, including through the supply of weapons. Working with the Bulgarian authorities, CAR has traced numerous items deployed by IS forces to initial exports from Bulgaria to Saudi Arabia. These transfers were uniformly subject to non-retransfer clauses concluded between Saudi Arabia and the Government of Bulgaria prior to export. In this respect, onward retransfers by Saudi Arabia of these weapons contravene its commitments to the Government of Bulgaria not to re-export the materiel in question without Bulgaria’s prior consent.

Just like in the case of the Baghdad Embassy’s agreements with contractors, the powerful party in any contract will be the party whose side is paying (the buyer), and not the party whose side is supplying the service or goods (the seller). Money always rules.

The CAR report, which was issued just months after Dilyana Gaytandzhieva’s report, was entirely consistent with, and largely overlapped, hers. The US and Saudi Governments were not only using Al Qaeda as their main proxy in southwestern Syria to lead the jihadist groups to overthrow Syria’s non-sectarian Government, but were also using ISIS in northeastern Syria as their main proxy forces there to overthrow Syria’s Government. After Russia’s entry into the war on 30 September 2015 on the side of Syria’s Government, America’s assistance to Al Qaeda in Syria (Al Nusra) continued in order to help replace that Government by one which would be controlled by the Sauds. And America’s assistance to ISIS was almost totally replaced then by its assistance to ethnocentric Syrian Kurds in the northeast as the Syrian Democratic Forces, which were fighting against both the Government and ISIS. Russia, of course, was against both Al Qaeda-led jihadists and against ISIS jihadists. (Turkey was against ethnocentric Kurds, because those people want to take a chunk out of four nations: Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran. The CIA edited and written Wikipedia’s article on Kurdistan conveniently doesn’t even make note of that key fact.) So: America was using a complex combination in order to take over Syria for the Sauds ultimately to control. But Russia’s entry into Syria’s air-war on 30 September 2015 has overcome that U.S-led and Saudi financed combination against Syria.

Would any secret facility, anywhere in the world, be better situated to manage that operation, on America’s side, than America’s Baghdad Embassy?

So, the question then arises: who benefits from this enormous Embassy, and from the Deep State of which it is a part? The American public certainly do not.

Generally speaking, the people who get paid to promote endless wars, such as sellers of the constantly receding (propagandistic) “light at the end of the tunnel”, support continuing if not intensifying such wars. Typical is the neoconservative (in foreign affairs) and neoliberal (in domestic affairs) David Bradley, who controls and is the Chairman of Atlantic Media, which publishes the neocon-neolib The Atlantic, and many other public-affairs magazines and websites. His “Defense One” site posted, on 22 March 2018, from its Executive Editor, “The War in Iraq Isn’t Done. Commanders Explain Why and What’s Next”, and closed with “‘We need to be very careful about rushing to the exit, and secure this win,’ said the senior US military official. ‘This is a significant win.’” The “senior US military official” wasn’t identified, other than to say that he “spoke only on background.” But, of course, George W. Bush had already told the world all about this “win,” back in 2003. Salespeople just continue their pitches; it’s what they are paid to do, and so they never stop.

The annual military costs alone, for the US to keep being, as its propaganda euphemistically puts the matter, “policeman for the world” (such as, in the Syrian case, by means of those proxy boots-on-the-ground warriors, the jihadists, and the ethnocentrists among Syria’s Kurds) are actually sufficient, even on their own, to cause America’s soaring federal debt — and that’s not a benefit, but an extreme harm, to the public. Future generations of Americans will be paying the tab for this. And the costs for being “policeman for the world” are enormous. Even just militarily, they’re over a trillion dollars each and every year.

Though current US Defense Department budgets are around $700 billion annually, the United States is actually spending closer to $1.2 trillion annually on the military when all of the nation’s military spending (such as for military retirements, which are paid by the Treasury Department not by the Defense Department) are factored in. The only people who benefit from being “policeman for the world” are the billionaires of the US and (though to only a lesser extent) of its allied countries. And, of course, they pay their lobbyists and propagandists. It’s really being policeman for those billionaires, who own and control all of the international corporations that are headquartered in this alliance. The US public isn’t paying the tab by any cash-and-carry basis; instead, future generations of Americans will be paying the tab, for today’s US-and-allied billionaires. Those billionaires today are the chief beneficiaries. It’s all being done for them and their retinues. That’s why America’s Founders didn’t want there to be any “standing army” at all. They didn’t want there to be any permanent-war government. They wanted military only for national defense — not for any billionaires’ protection or ‘insurance policy’, or what might actually be publicly paid and armed thugs in service abroad as if they were the nation’s armed forces — when, in fact, they are the armed forces for only those billionaires and their servants. America’s Founders wanted no military at all that serves the aristocracy. They wanted no aristocracy, at all. They wanted no “standing army” whatsoever. They wanted only a military that protects the public, when a real military danger, from abroad, to the domestic public, exists. Of course, that’s possible only in a democracy, but the US is no democracy now, even if it might have been in the past.

On 11 December 2017, Montana State University headlined “MSU SCHOLARS FIND $21 TRILLION IN UNAUTHORIZED GOVERNMENT SPENDING; DEFENSE DEPARTMENT TO CONDUCT FIRST-EVER AUDIT”, but the Pentagon’s promised audit has failed to materialize. A major accounting firm was hired for the task but soon quit, saying that the Defense Department’s books were too incomplete to proceed further. Three days before that article was published, a colleague of that MSU team headlined at Forbes”Has Our Government Spent $21 Trillion Of Our Money Without Telling Us?” and said that the answer was yes. All of this ‘lost’ money was spent merely by the Department of Defense. Just managing the more-than-a-thousand US military bases worldwide requires a lot of money. Any actual war-fighting adds to that US military-base cost — the war-fighting costs are extra. Those military bases etc. are the “standing army.” Protection of our billionaires’ investments abroad, and of their access to raw materials in underdeveloped countries (such as to manufacture cellphones), is an enormously expensive operation. Basically, the American public are hugely subsidizing America’s billionaires. But only future generations of Americans will be paying that debt — plus, of course, the accumulated interest on it.

The Department of Defense isn’t the only federal Department that has ever been unauditable. On 18 June 2013, Luke Johnson and Ryan Grim at Huffington Post bannered “GAO Cannot Audit Federal Government, Cites Department Of Defense Problems” and opened: “The Government Accountability Office said Thursday that it could not complete an audit of the federal government, pointing to serious problems with the Department of Defense. Along with the Pentagon, the GAO cited the Department of Homeland Security as having problems so significant that it was impossible for investigators to audit it. The DHS got a qualified audit for fiscal year 2012, and is seeking an unqualified audit for 2013.” However, on 17 November 2014, the Washington Post headlined “Homeland Security earns clean audit two years running”, and Jerry Markon reported that, “For the second straight year, the Department of Homeland Security has achieved a much sought-after clean audit of its financial statements by an independent auditor.” Furthermore: “for nearly all of its first decade of existence, DHS was unable to achieve a clean audit because it had been created by combining 22 federal agencies and components into one massive department. That led to inherent challenges.” That wasn’t the situation at the Defense Department, which was far different. On 8 December 2017, NPR headlined “Pentagon Announces First-Ever Audit Of The Department Of Defense”, and opened: “‘The Defense Department is starting the first agency-wide financial audit in its history,’ the Pentagon’s news service says.” However, almost as soon as the auditing team began their work, they quit it, because the Department’s books were garbage. Only the DOD is like that — almost entirely corrupt.

On 2 October 2018, Project Censored headlined “$21 Trillion in Unaccounted-for Government Spending from 1998 to 2015”. However, it falsified. It opened: “Two federal government agencies, the Department of Defense and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), may have accumulated as much as $21 trillion in undocumented expenses between 1998 and 2015.” None of that was actually HUD, it was 100% DOD. And all of “the alleged irregularities in DoD and HUD spending” were not merely “alleged,” but they were, in fact, carefully checked and repeatedly verified, and were only at DOD, despite what Project Censored published. This inaccuracy is important. If people don’t know that DOD is the only unaudited federal Department, then they can’t possibly understand why that is the case. The reason it is the case, is that almost all of the “waste, fraud, and abuse” in the US federal government is at the Defense Department. It has never been auditable. How much do America’s ‘news’-media report this reality?

DOD is consistently, year after year, and decade after decade, the federal Department or federal or local governmental function, that Gallup’s polling has shown to be more respected by the US public than is any other. (It’s identified there as “The military”. It beats, for examples: “The Supreme Court,” “Congress,” “The public schools,” “The presidency,” “The police,” and “The criminal justice system.”) The most corrupt isn’t the most despised; it is the opposite — it is the most respected.

Secret government tends to be costly for taxpayers, and also tends to add a lot to the governmental debt. An unauditable governmental department, such as the Defense Department is, cannot function, at all, without an enormous amount of corruption. This is the reality about America’s military. However, there’s much propaganda contradicting it. The news-media also serve those same billionaires.

How likely, then, is it, that America’s Baghdad Embassy serves the US public? It certainly does not serve the Iraqi public. But it does serve the people — whomever they are — who control the US Government. And that’s the Deep State. That’s the reality, but what’s promoted is fantasyland. And this fantasyland, which is promoted, is called “American democracy”.

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