After the end of 2008, there will be 6 regions, since USAFRICOM has been created especially for
Each command constitutes a control center of military operations, with a communications and coordination structure activated and ready for action as soon as a conflict is present, which according to the US President and the Secretary of Defense demand the massive participation of their combat forces in that region.
The so-called ‘Area of Responsibility’ of the South Command (USSOUTHCOM), based in Miami, Florida, covers 31 countries in the Caribbean, part of Central America, and all of South America.
In order to reinforce its presence in its waters (oceans, waterfronts and rivers) and to monitor operations, just as the Fifth Fleet does in the
It is estimated that the military establishment provides employment and financial support directly or indirectly to at least 60 million voters in the
In the Middle East, Iran has been surrounded by countries invaded by or collaborating with the US, or which it makes sure will not become hostile, such as Turkmenistan (which has the fifth largest gas reserves of any nation in the world), with relations with Russia, the EU and Iran.
The surprise and the lessons learned in
His government is trying to demonstrate that it is attaining advances and a certain ‘balance’ in
It may be probable that in order to maintain the growth of the military industrial activity, he will need to disturb the stability of the
According to the Pentagon, there exists a ‘global instability arch’ from the Andean region (including
But regions cannot be disconnected according to the geopolitics of the
It is alert to nations that have a capacity to respond in a political-military manner; therefore its strategic objectives are directed to the control of Eurasia, pointing to Russia and the development of China as a capitalist economic power, and in a second front to aspiring regional powers such as India, Pakistan or Iran.
The countries in the regions can be represented as nodes or apexes linked by several covert criminal operations. A complex invisible type of network, like a dark spiderweb.
The plan for global control by the
Be they destabilizing and war techniques employed in one region and adapted to other (such as psychological and ideological war operations, social and intelligence wars) or illegal arms trafficking triangulated with and drug trafficking. The connections require economic flux among regions. It uses, for example, the sale of arms or of drugs in one to finance destabilizing groups in another.
Back in the 80s, at the time of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the US sent weapons covertly through Pakistan for resistance, while on the border it encouraged the production of drugs, and with the money collected (via CIA-ISI, Pakistan’s Military Intelligence Services) it financed several Islamic insurgent groups.
In 1986, Reagan’s administration (1981-89) was directly involved in the clandestine sale of weapons to Iran, fueling the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1989), while the funds so obtained were channeled on one side via Pakistan’s ISI to finance the Islamic fundamentalists that operated in Afghanistan; on the other side, the funds were used to illegally finance the insurgent right-wing pro-US militants (Contras) in Nicaragua, who fought the Sandinist leftist government of Daniel Ortega (1979-90), which was forbidden by the US Congress through the Boland Amendment, which launched the Iran-contra case (Irangate).
Initially in about 1980, the Contras received support from the Argentinian government and from the
With a similar mechanism, but without getting directly involved (having learned from Reagan’s lesson), G.H. Bush’s administration (1989-1983) indirectly supported the clandestine remittance of arms to Croatia and Bosnia in order to encourage secession from the Yugoslavian Federation (who faced Serbia the strongest member of the Federation).
The same policy of illegal arm trafficking continued under B. Clinton’s administration (1993-2001). The clandestine remittance was sent through third countries as
In the region of Baluchistan (Pakistan), the US currently applies patterns similar to those employed in the 90s in Bosnia and Kosovo (regions of former Yugoslavia) where the Intelligence Services, the CIA together with Great Britain’s MI6 and Germany’s BND, financed and supported “national liberation” armies. For the training of the Islamic paramilitary of Kosovo’s Liberation Army (KLA), for example, private enterprises of mercenaries were hired. Part of the financing of the KLA came from the sale of drugs from
The occupation by the
By stimulating violence and sectarian slaughter, the development of the process was accelerated, so the ‘waves’ of troops sent by G.W. Bush worked to contain the maximum peaks of sectarian violence, while gaining the time needed to complete the final state of ethnic-religious homogenization by zones, which was expected to reduce the sectarian violence.
Besides, in order to diminish the violence toward America, they exploited the fact that the demographic division had diminished the complexity of the system and permitted them to reach locally some sunni sectors of resistance (rivals of the shiites in the Iraqi government), and to negotiate their non-hostility toward the invaders through convenient mutually beneficial agreements, such as by using economic incentives, bribes, and by attracting unstable elements caused by the ‘excesses in the sectarian fights’.
For this mission, the
However, from passive insurgents who supported the active ones, estimated at three million (5) and who do not constitute a unified sunni community, had to be influenced.
The US will be able to employ the militia sunni movement ‘Awakening’ which it claims to have created, as a power counterweight to the current Iraqi government which does not control all the territory, composed of kurds in the North and shiites in the South (bordering Iran) and about whose loyalty Washington has some reservations.
According to the G.W. Bush’s government spokespeople, the ‘waves of troops are paying’, and have contributed to a significant increase of security and stability in
Iraq-US-Al Qaeda: Iraqi Resistance
A good form of attack is to be able to manipulate the strengths of our enemy to our benefit without his knowing it.
When referring above to the ‘excesses of the sectarian fight’, we observe the notorious infiltration in
In the beginning, the resistance against the Anglo-American invaders was formed by a very active block of sunni (some of them former Sadam Hussein collaborators) and another block of shiites of lesser reactivity, due to certain agreements and because they constitute a significant part of the Iraq government.
Then, a third enemy of
Thus the open rupture and military confrontation between the Iraqi resistance groups and takfirists of Al Qaeda that began in 2005 in the central-west province of Al Anbar where, for example, Al Qaeda militants slaughtered several sunni imans who supposedly had condemned them publicly for not respecting agreements of not assassinating Iraqi policemen who worked in the zones controlled by the resistance.
The excesses of the savage violence by Al Qaeda against civilians and militants of the Iraqi sunny resistance in Anbar and Baghdad brought an adverse reaction and some of its elements were attracted by Americans (by means of financing, convenient benefits, arm supplies and intimidation: the Awakening movement), and they overturned their fighting, confronting Al Qaeda and diminishing their hostility to the invaders, the Americans, who were the beneficiaries.
In this way the Defense Department strategically deviates the attention toward
Al Qaeda instead of toward the Iraqi resistance; it is the central ‘external enemy’ for the coalition and for Iraqis. (10)
Iraq-US-Al Qaeda: Chetchen terrorism
During the second Chechen war (1999-2006) a process similar to the Al Qaeda excesses in
The relation between the Chetchenian combatants and the Islamic jihad was established during the resistance to the Soviet troops in
In 1985, the government of R. Reagan and his vicepresident G.H.W. Bush (1981-89) approved directive NSDD 166 (12), which officially authorized the progressive military assistance and support to the religious instruction to the mujahedins, but according to the former CIA Director and current Secretary of Defense Robert Gates ‘the covert assistance by CIA to mujahedins had begun during Jimmy Carter’s government (1977-81) before the soviet invasion (1979).
In the 80’s, the insurgency in
After the collapse of the URSS, the CIA and ISI continued supporting the Islamic militants in
Early in the 80’s Osama Bin Laden (a member of a billionaire family) was recruited and trained by the CIA for the jihad in the occupied
(1990-91) when the US built military bases in the ‘holy land’ o Saudi Arabia and its troops were stationed on the sacred desert of the wahabists, some militant organizations, as Al Qaeda, began to understand that the interest of the US was geostrategic and that of its multinational corporations, above anything else, including the religious aspect, and they turned little by little against the US.
In 1994, the Chechen Shamil Basayev was militarily trained in the CIA’s training camps in
In this case, the bloody excesses of the separatist Islamic terrorists against their sufi Islamic peers in their fight against
Building the credible terrorist enemy Base
Since its origin in the 18th century, the fundamentalist belief by the power elites in the
The expected reactions of western countries in the face of exploitation are different from those of
ethnic, religious and nationalist populations exist. Therefore, in order to justify the attack by the
The brutal attack on the
In that action appears a credible actor, necessary for the ‘Global War against Terrorism’ promoted by the fundamentalist neocons.
Even if Al Qaeda had committed the 9/11 attacks, it could not make the
Just like the other groups classified as terrorists, Al Qaeda does not constitute a world army. The Global War against Terror that the
If the most sought after terrorist leader Bin Laden were captured, it would be a hard blow not against terrorism but against the War on Terror.
In the western countries,
Behind the mask of the Global War against Terror, State Terror through the worldwide plans of the
1) USAFRICOM (
3) M. Chossudovsky, ‘The Destabilization of
4) The Counterinsergency Manual FM 3-24 (US Army Field Manual) or MCWP 3-33-5 (Marine Corps Warfighting Publication) gives an idea about how operations are being conducted.
5) G. Herren, ‘Mathematics of War’,
6) ‘Measuring Stability and Security in
7) Ivo H. Daalder, ‘
8) G. Bruno, ‘Iraq Surge’s Mixed Messages’,
9) Takfirists, branches of Islam concomitant with the Takfir wal Hijra group (Excommunion of infidels) of extreme fundamentalists (born in the 60’s) who may consider apostates and enemies including other Islamists.
10) J. Garamone, ‘Al Qaeda Remains Coalition’s,
11) Wahabi, extremist Islamic branch, followers of Muhammad Ibn Abd al Wahhab since late in the 18th century. Currently they concentrate their influence in the
12) NSDD 166: Directive on National Security Decision 166.
13) Condoleezza Rice, ‘9/11: For the Record’,
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