Mr. CIA Man
Fear of terrorism and terrorists is the natural response to the events unfolding in the world at the present time. However you may be surprised how and why the terrorists got their training, their encouragement, their protection and their funding. When you learn who supported and encouraged the rise of Muslim extremist terrorism your world will no longer be the same. This is not the time to stick your head in a red white and blue pile of sand. But many will. This is a truth which is hard to bear. Perhaps many will decide it is better to wrap oneself up in the flag and repeat the official version of events as a means of coming to grips with the siege of terror which has encompassed the land of the free.
An all too familiar meme is infiltrating the consciousness of the Western World. A child, sometimes a mere teenager, sometimes even younger, performs a horrific act such as entering a crowded market place and blowing up him or herself along with dozens in the surrounding area. Just a few days ago the report of a boy not yet in his teens executing a spy with a pistol mortified the Western world. A report in the mirror.co.uk-Mar 11, 2015 provides the numbing evidence. This is surely a hallmark of the end of innocence. One is left to wonder at the baseness and evil which encourages such behavior.
Earlier I came across a simple news story in the New York Times dated March 14 2015 about how the CIA had paid terrorists money to release a politician from capture. That article got me to asking myself some pointed questions. I immediately thought of Ronald Reagan and his arms for hostages debacle in the 1980's. At the link provided by www.ibiblio.org is a timeline of how that misadventure went down. The New York Times article is a toned down report which tries but doesn't succeed in whitewashing the U.S. government’s complicity with and support of extreme Muslim terrorism.
This next report is far more damning and far more in
depth revealing the nature of the terrorist threat along with the aiders and abettors of militant Muslim extremists. An essay titled "Sleeping With the Devil: How U.S. and Saudi Backing of Al Qaeda Led to 9/11" published by WashingtonsBlog will knock your socks off. This is not a conspiracy piece it is hard core investigative journalism. What is an American to think? What is the rest of the world to think?
According to the WashingtonsBlog essay a 2002 Washington post report reveals Afghan school children have been supplied “…with textbooks filled with violent images and militant Islamic teachings ….
The primers, which were filled with talk of jihad and featured drawings of guns, bullets, soldiers and mines, have served since then as the Afghan school system’s core curriculum. ”
You might be curious as to who could provide information like this to impressionable children as part of their childhood education. The answer is found in an essay in the WashingtonsBlog September 5 2012 titled “Sleeping With The Devil: How U.S. and Saudi Backing of Al Qaeda Led to 9/11”. The paragraph below is from the essay.
“American universities produced books for Afghan children that extolled the virtues of jihad and of killing communists. Readers browsing through book bazaars in Rawalpindi and Peshawar can, even today, sometimes find textbooks produced as part of the series underwritten by a USAID $50 million grant to the University of Nebraska in the 1980’s .
These textbooks sought to counterbalance Marxism through creating enthusiasm in Islamic militancy. (emphasis added)They exhorted Afghan children to “pluck out the eyes of the Soviet enemy and cut off his legs”. (emphasis added) Years after the books were first printed they were approved by the Taliban for use in madrassas – a stamp of their ideological correctness and they are still widely available in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.”
Are we to be appalled at beheadings and burnings and executions in the news today and are we supposed to applaud the plucking out of eyes and severing of legs by grade school children who received their mission years ago and are now thoroughly desensitized and radicalized adults?
From the same essay: "The director of the National Security Agency under Ronald Reagan – Lt. General William Odom – noted:
Because the United States itself has a long record of supporting terrorists and using terrorist tactics, the slogans of today’s war on terrorism merely makes the United States look hypocritical to the rest of the world.
Odom also said:
By any measure the US has long used terrorism. In ‘78-79 the Senate was trying to pass a law against international terrorism – in every version they produced, the lawyers said the US would be in violation."
The reality becomes even murkier.
Jimmy Carters Nation Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski makes a stunning revelation in an interview reported in Global Research, December 17, 2013 .
"Brzezinski: According to the official version of history, CIA aid to the Mujahideen began during 1980, that is to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan, [on] 24 December 1979. But the reality, secretly guarded until now, is completely otherwise. Indeed, it was July 3, 1979, that President Carter signed the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul.
Question: When the Soviets justified their intervention by asserting that they intended to fight against a secret involvement of the United States in Afghanistan, people didn’t believe them. However, there was a basis of truth. You don’t regret anything today?
Brzezinski: Regret what? That secret operation was an excellent idea. (emphasis added) It had the effect of drawing the Russians into the Afghan trap and you want me to regret it?
Question: And neither do you regret having supported the Islamic fundamentalism, having given arms and advice to future terrorists?
Brzezinski: What is most important to the history of the world? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some stirred-up Moslems or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the Cold War? (emphasis added)
Consistent with Brzezinski’s account, a “Militant Islamic Network” was created by the CIA." This report is found in a January 20 2008 post in the Global Research website at this link.
Do Americans have a good reason to be afraid of terrorist extremists? They certainly do and these articles explain why. The terrorists were trained, funded and supported by the world’s richest and most effective war machine to play its role out on the planet. Those who made it happen have no regrets. They believe with all their hearts it was the right thing to do. They consider their actions to be the U.S. contribution to world peace.
The articles I've included links to produce some perplexing and disturbing revelations about the source and rise of Muslim extremism and terrorism around the world today. Read them, read every word even if it takes an hour of your time and then go outside and compose yourself. Tonight before you go to bed kiss your wife and children. Look in their faces and eyes and try not to tremble. When you lay down you may not be able to sleep. You may lay there wondering how you can go on. Your thoughts may drift to your little ones who are asleep and your spouse next to you and wonder in terror what their future will become as a result of the activities of these men.
The revelations in these articles are not what American leaders have told the American people when they speak about Muslim extremism and terrorism. But most Americans have dutifully repeated the government’s explanation to their children. The articles expose an entirely different story and the conclusion one reaches is almost beyond comprehension for someone who believes America had always been the good guy, the helper and the preserver of world peace and stability.
This song CIA Man from the 1960's avant-garde folk / rock band the Fugs needs to be included. Their pacifist political savvy knew in the 1960’s what the deal was. Another song by the same band titled “Kill For Peace” could very well be called “The Foreign Policy Song.”
The poster above was made by myself and appeared in the winter/spring 2014 issue of aaduna.