SO, the West has eliminated its Bete Noir at last!
Unlike recent targets, Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and Colonel Gaddafi, this man is much more ordinary: Mohammed Emwazi, or Jihadi John as our tabloid press insist on calling him.
The British and US military worked “hand in glove” to launch an airstrike against the “notorious” Islamic State (ISIS) extremist Mohammed Emwazi, the UK Government confirmed today, with sources adding that there was a “high degree of certainty” he was killed in the attack.
The Pentagon confirmed late on Thursday night that US forces carried out an airstrike in Syria targeting Emwazi, the British-born Isis terrorist known as “Jihadi John” after appearing in gruesome propaganda videos depicting the apparent beheadings of eight hostages.
Prime Minister David Cameron made a statement from Downing Street on Friday morning confirming the attack amid reports that US officials were “99% certain” that Emwazi had been killed in a drone strike.
He said Emwazi was a threat to innocent people around the world, adding: “This was an act of self-defence. It was the right thing to do.”
Emwazi, a British citizen, participated in videos seemingly showing the murders of US journalists Steven Sotloff and James Foley, American aid worker Abdul-Rahman [Peter] Kassig, British aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning, Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, and a number of other hostages.
Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said it would have been preferable for Mr Emwazi to have faced justice in a court of law. “It appears Mohammed Emwazi has been held to account for his callous and brutal crimes. However, it would have been far better for us all if he had been held to account in a court of law.
“These events only underline the necessity of accelerating international efforts, under the auspices of the UN, to bring an end to the Syrian conflict as part of a comprehensive regional settlement.”
Is “Jihadi John” dead! And did he ever really exist?
One thing is certain, the US and UK Governments needed Mr Emwazi dead.
For if he had been brought in front of the International Court of Justice a can of worms may have opened, which Cameron, Obama, Bush and Blair combined would have had difficulty closing.
Last month I published a piece called Jerusalem to Riyadh: an Axis of Evil which looked at some of the dirty tricks used by MI5, CIA, Mossad and Saudi Arabia to maintain organised instability in the Middle East for their own capitalist ends.
And between them create and sustain ISIS as a vehicle for that instability.
Israel and its unregulated Intelligence agency Mossad carries out the dirtiest of deeds, including many False Flag attacks: 7/7 in the UK, the Bulgarian bus bombing of 2014, and the Charlie Hebdo outrage in Paris.
From the very start after the formation of its own nation state Israel’s secret services ran rogue operations, stealing money from the Swiss accounts of Hitler’s victims, bombing a synagogue in Baghdad during prayers in 1951 to scare Jewish Iraqis into moving into tent villages in Israel, and bombing British and American offices in Cairo in 1954 (the Lavon affair) to discredit Egypt’s Nasser regime.
Using American funds provided for other purposes, Mossad bribed its way across Africa and Latin America. The late dictator of Romania, Nicolae Ceaucescu—who edged Sadat toward Jerusalem and Camp David—received about $30 million from the agency.
Elsewhere, Mossad spies threw in their lot with established power, however autocratic: Iran (where they trained the SAVAK secret police in interrogation methods), Zaire, Chad and other African countries, Singapore, Sri Lanka (where they helped the Sinhalese go after Tamils), South Korea, South Africa (where Israel aided the birth of nuclear weapons), and Argentina (supplying arms during the Falklands War).
They helped Morocco capture and kill an opposition leader, Mehdi Ben Barka, in Paris. While in Beirut, they murdered Palestinians and blew up MEA Caravelles at the airport.
During the 1967 war, they protected the disinformation communications which brought Jordan into the conflict by directing the attack on the US spy ship Liberty, an action in which 34 Americans were killed and 171 wounded.
Misinformation has always been a Mossad trademark.
Many theorists and experts now believe that a Mossad / Saudi axis was behind the 9/11 atrocity.
Saudis are active at every level of the terror chain: planners to financiers, cadres to foot soldiers, ideologists to cheerleaders.
The dictatorship of Saudi Arabia which systematically transmits its sick form of Islam across the globe, instigates and funds hatreds, while crushing human freedoms and aspiration.
Both Israel and Saudi Arabia are honoured by the West in a sickening open display of back slapping support as “our great allies”.
Even more seriously, the pernicious Saudi influence is spreading fast and freely. King Salman has offered to build 200 mosques in Germany for recently arrived refugees, many of whom are Muslims.
He offered no money for resettlement or basic needs, but Wahhabi mosques, the Trojan horses of the secret Saudi crusade. Several Islamic schools are also sites of Wahhabism, now a global brand. It makes hearts and minds small and suspicious, turns Muslim against Muslim, and undermines modernists.
The late Laurent Murawiec wrote in 2002: “The Saudis are active at every level of the terror chain, from planners to financiers, from cadres to foot soldiers, from ideologists to cheerleaders.”
Remember that most of the 9/11 killers were Saudi; so was the al-Qaeda hierarchy.
The deadly ongoing role of the US, Israel, Saudi Arabia and Britain in the Middle East is truly frightening.
These countries, along with France, Turkey, Qatar and the Gulf monarchies of the UAE have all in the recent past supported al Qaeda and/or the Islamic State (ISIS) with arms, money, and/or manpower.
The United States has already overthrown the secular governments of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya and now is trying to do the same with Syria, thus giving great impetus to the rise of ISIS.
More than a million refugees from these wars of US and British making are currently over-running Europe and North Africa.
The United States has bombed ISIS in Syria, but has used the same occasions to damage Syria’s infrastructure and oil-producing capacity.
The mainstream Western media never mentions the proposed Qatar natural-gas pipelines – whose path to Europe, Syria has stood in the way of for years – as a reason for much of the hostility toward Syria. The pipelines could dethrone Russia as Europe’s dominant source of energy.
US policy in Syria in the years leading up to the 2011 uprising against Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, which began the whole current mess, was designed to promote sectarianism, which in turn led to civil war with the goal of regime change.
So why does the government of the United States hate Syrian president Bashar al-Assad with such passion?
Is it because, as we’re told, he’s a brutal dictator? But how can that be the reason for the hatred? It would be difficult indeed to name a brutal dictatorship of last 70 years that was not supported by the United States; not only supported, but often put into power and kept in power against the wishes of the population; at present the list would include Saudi Arabia, Honduras, Indonesia, Egypt, Colombia, Qatar, and Israel.
The United States is hostile to the Syrian government for the same reason it has been hostile to Cuba for more than half a century; and hostile to Venezuela for the past 15 years; and earlier to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia; and to Dominican Republic, Uruguay, and Chile.
What these governments have had in common is independence from American foreign policy; the refusal to be a client state of Washington; the refusal to be continuously hostile to Washington’s Officially Designated Enemies; insufficient respect and zeal for the capitalist way of life.
So if countries of the Middle East don’t convert to democracy and capitalism, you can bet the USA will bomb them into conversion.
Since the end of World War 2 the USA has:
- Attempted to overthrow more than 50 foreign governments, most of which were democratically-elected.
Dropped bombs on the people of more than 30 countries.
Attempted to assassinate more than 50 foreign leaders.
Attempted to suppress a populist or nationalist movement in 20 countries.
Interfered in democratic elections in at least 30 countries.
During that time the USA has bombed: China 1945-46, Korea 1950-53, China 1950-53, Guatemala 1954, Indonesia 1958, Cuba 1959-60, Guatemala 1960, Belgian Congo 1964, Guatemala 1964, Dominican Republic 1965-66, Peru 1965, Laos 1964-73, Vietnam 1961-73, Cambodia 1969-70, Guatemala 1967-69, Lebanon 1982-84, Grenada 1983-84, Libya 1986, El Salvador 1981-92, Nicaragua 1981-90, Iran 1987-88, Libya 1989, Panama 1989-90, Iraq 1991, Kuwait 1991, Somalia 1992-94, Bosnia 1995, Iran 1998, Sudan 1998, Afghanistan 1998, Yugoslavia – Serbia 1999, Afghanistan 2001, Iraq 2003, Libya 2011 and Syria 2014.
All in the name of Apple Pie and Freedom!
So Jihadi John and ISIS are all part of the latest instalment.
Watch out it could be your country next!