Tuesday, September 2, 2014

ISIS is the new 11th of September

Kemal Okuyan
From soL (daily news portal of the Communist Party of Turkey)

Is ISIS (or Islamic State) a US project out of control?

     We witnessed before how organisations that were created by the US armed forces, intelligence agencies and funds being declared “enemies.” Some of these organisations were in a state that made them insensitive to the dictates of US imperialism, and some could not come to terms with having been sidelined by the United States as outdated. There were cases when they were put on the terror list as well as cases when they were truly identified as threats . . .

     ISIS is not like that. ISIS is not out of control. We can comfortably say that ISIS, or Islamic State, with its new name, has been performing wonderfully for US interests.

     If both sides at the talks that are going on and moving forward between Iran and the United States can manage not to describe each other as “enemies” and are looking for ways to collaborate on cracking down on ISIS, if the Obama government is able to bring into line the renewed mullah regime in Tehran, which is trying to put together a “strategy” . . .

     If, at a time when the distinction between “moderate Islam” and the “radical one” was blurred, ISIS, having risen with a violence that destroyed the relation between political Islam and “armed fanaticism,” makes everyone forget the scale of reactionary advances in a very wide geographical area . . .

     If ISIS, which says “I am here” not only in Arab states but in Turkey and even in European states, can help rebuild the public “common-threat perception,” which is the glue for the Western alliance . . .

     If, for the first time, a US-led alliance can become as legitimate, as effective and even as likeable as this one, if the Yankees can position themselves as true liberators . . .

     If ISIS is creating the perfect opportunity for making everyone forget the fiasco in Syria and the means to get everyone on board with the policy changes required by this fiasco, if it helps conceal the war crimes committed by Obama and others in Syria . . .

     If ISIS can change all the balances in Iraq in one day in order that “Iraq cannot become stable as a country, there is no such country,” and prepares the ground for the division of Iraq . . .

     If the ability of various Kurdish groups to “act together” is increasing, thanks to ISIS, and if the authority of the Kurdish leadership in northern Iraq solidifies, despite the “lack of spine” it displayed in the first days . . . (We have many reasons to claim that Barzani’s forces did not move against ISIS right away because it was a US preference) . . .

     What more could Uncle Sam expect from an armed force it has created!

     The Arab world doesn't find the following situation odd any more: peshmergas trained by the United States and ISIS murderers will attack each other with American weapons, and American bombs dropped from planes will land on one of the sides.

     ISIS has created the necessary energy for the revision of the plan of the great transformation that began with the “Arab Spring” but then hit a wall in Syria. The violence displayed is so gruesome that no-one is willing to state the overt role of the United States in it. Humanity is united against barbarism, and the statement “barbarism or socialism,” which had not lost its power for decades, is now vaporised in the face of the tragedy of thousands tortured, beheaded, or buried alive.

     Unite against barbarism! Unite with the USA!

     Are we supposed to accept this?

     The fact that it was the United States that directed ISIS is being dismissed with the label of “conspiracy theory,” and we are supposed to tolerate this?

     Are we going to be afraid of going past the triviality of “the United States was supporting them but now they are out of control”?

     ISIS is a covert US operation. It is a new and better thought-out 11th of September attack. It is the result of “creative chaos” strategy.

     We need to avoid cutting corners by saying, “There is no chance of success, the United States has been failing, none of its plans are succeeding.” Let us not forget that the biggest plan of the imperialist forces is the sustenance of the existing order; there cannot be any plan-project that goes beyond this, that can replace this.

     Alliance with imperialism against reactionary forces, and alliance with reactionary forces against imperialism, have to be severely condemned. One of the ramifications of this in domestic affairs is the liberation of secularism from the connection to the market. If Erdoğan can still hurl threats around today, the reason behind this is not the lack of a wide front against him: it is because the unprincipled and spineless anti-Erdoğan position, and the reasons that make Erdoğan who he really is, are not investigated.

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