March 23, 2016
Editorial by Joaquin Flores
Words always fail to speak to the human tragedy component of yesterday’s ‘terrorist’ attacks, and my words cannot adequately address them either.
Moreover, it seems in poor judgment to specifically lament over one criminal tragedy, when such criminal tragic events are so rampant around the world, and are often the product of US-NATO operations globally.
The terrorist attacks in Belgium are a direct part of US-NATO’s plans to perpetuate war and instability, and destabilization anywhere that the US senses hesitation to fully support its plans.
I have not yet seen evidence that the individuals who pulled off these attacks have any connection to any of the named or known ‘terrorist’ networks. What I have read so far as a Kurdish media sources claiming that ISIS had claimed responsibility.
For those linking these attacks to the known and documented ISIS/FSA members/soldiers that have now decided to seek ‘refuge’ in Europe from the way which they created, I would say that while it is possible that any such individuals who came as refugees in the recent wave could have been used in these attacks, such assets already existed and lived in Europe for an indeterminably long time.
There is a link, however, between the ‘refugee’ crisis and these terrorist attacks, – and that is that these are both components of the general destabilization of the middle-east and now, Europe. From a sociological and strategic point of view, it is difficult to imagine that such ‘reverberations’ were not foreseen, and therefore expected, and as such perhaps even viewed as desirable by the powers that be. Which powers that be do I speak of?
This type of ‘terrorism’ fits other well established models that are characterized as a ‘strategy of tension’, and these historically were planned and executed by assets of US-NATO military intelligence themselves, as part of the Gladio program.
It is unlikely in my view that ISIS, in the meaningful sense of the term, was behind this. Terrorist attacks such as this have a purpose for actual terrorist groups when they are linked with demands, a quid pro quo, release of prisoners, or some change in policy, recognition, or even a cash payment. They come after general warnings, and some inability of the terrorist group to get its demands met.
At the same time we have another ‘ISIS’ or, if you will, Al Qaeda – as a western intelligence and operations program designed to attack targets designated by their US/NATO handlers.
So we have to divide between military ISIS – that army of mercenaries, misled youth, drug addicts, ex-prisoners, and religious fanatics on the one hand, backed by Turkey and Gulf monarchies, from the ‘ISIS’ that is more like Al Qaeda – specially trained intelligence and security assets with knowledge of electronics, bomb making, counter-security/penetration, etc. – who are directly controlled by CIA/Mossad/MI6 and Saudi security and Pakistani ISI.
These ‘random’ attacks serve no tactical purpose for an actual terrorist group in my view, and only increase the chances that European voters or citizens will support some action, direct or kinetic, against ISIS. So this does not serve ISIS’s interests.
The US-NATO intelligence program, through Gladio has long time assets in Europe, and the last year has been reminiscent of a time during the Cold War when this strategy of tension reached its peak in Europe during the 1970’s.
Then, as perhaps now, the goal was to push European citizens/voters into a hostile position against a generally described ‘enemy’ – then communism, today ‘Islamicism/Islamism’.