Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Iran Review: How We Know ISIS Was “MADE IN THE USA”

James H. Fetzer
Iran Review
For those who may have missed the memo, 9/11 was brought to us by the CIA, the Neo-Cons in the Department of Defense (most of whom were dual US-Israel citizens) and the Mossad. Its objective was to transform US foreign policy from one in which we (at least, officially) never attacked any nation that had not attacked us first to one in which we would become the greatest aggressor nation in the world.[1]
Wesley Clark, upon his return from serving as Supreme Commander, Allied Forces Europe (the military chief of NATO), learned the plan was to take out the governments of seven nations in the next five years, beginning with Iraq and Libya and ending with Syria and Iran, which he shared with us during a speech at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, which may have been the most honorable act of his life.[2]
That it has not played out that way has not been from lack of trying. The brilliant intervention of Russia on behalf of Syria and its people and in defense of its maligned president, Bashar al-Assad, a staunch ally, has thrown a monkey wrench into the master plan, which would enable Israel to become “the Greater Israel” and fulfill “its destiny” by dominating the Middle East from the Tigris-Euphrates to the Nile.[3]
The massive control of the mainstream media in the United States, however, has obfuscated the grim reality of the situation, where the Obama administration was thwarted in its plan to lob cruise missiles into Syria on the fabricated context that Assad had gassed his own people, which Russia refuted with a 50-page dossier to the United Nations. This required the Neo-Cons who dominate his administration to regroup and contrive a more subtle rationale for attacking Syria.[4]
*A plan to take out 7 governments in the next 5 years*
Thus was ISIS born in a directive from the DIA, Defense Intelligence Agency, which Judicial Watch was able to obtain under a Freedom of Information request, which has revealed the hypocrisy that underlies US involvement in the Middle East, where we are performing “the dirty work” on behalf of Israel, which cleverly contrives to use our military, our money and our political resources to benefit Israel, where there have been no benefits to the United States from our intervention.[5]
That ISIS was “made in the USA” can be substantiated by a great many sources. Here are (what might be called) the “top twelve” reasons we know that ISIS was created by our government to promote its political agenda, which has nothing to do with bringing “freedom and democracy to Syria” but only in pursuing the master plan to create “the Greater Israel”, where most Americans, alas, haven’t a clue:
(1) On 23 February 2015, *FARS* reported that the (much maligned) Iraqi Army had downed 2 UK cargo planes carrying weapons for ISIL, which was among the first signs that things were not as the world was being told by Western—and especially US—news sources.[6]
(2) On 1 March 2015, *FARS* reported that Iraqi popular forces known as “Al-Hashad Al-Shabi” shot down a US helicopter carrying weapons for ISIL in Al-Anbar province of which they had photographs.[7]
(3) On 10 April 2015, *Press TV* reported that, in response to a request by Syrian that ISIL be named a terrorist organization, the US, Britain, France and Jordan refused, which was rather baffling on its face.[8]
(4) Photographs were appearing contemporaneously showing ISIS members sporting “US Army” tattoos, which the American media has yet to acknowledge.[9]
*Members of ISIS sporting "US Army" tattoos (on-line)*
(5) On 19 May 2015, Brad Hoof of, “2012 Defense intelligence Agency document: West will facilitate rise of Islamic State ‘in order to isolate the Syrian regime”, based upon the release of a selection of formerly classified documents obtained by Judicial Watch from the US Department of Defense and Department of State.[10][11]
(6) On 22 June 2015, ex-CIA contractor, Steven Kelley, explained the US “created ISIL for sake of Israel” and to have a “never-ending war” in the Middle East, which would make the countries there “unable to stand up to Israel” and to provide “the constant flow of orders for weapons from the military-industrial complex at home, which is feeding a lot of money to the senators pushing for these wars”.[12]
(7) On 11 July 2015, Gordon Duff, Senior Editor at, broke the story that a video of staged ISIS beheading videos had been hacked from the computer files of an assistant to Sen. John McCain.[13]
(8) On 12 July 2015, *TIME* magazine, a mainstream publication, admitted that ISIS was bringing arms and fighters in from NATO nations, which received extensive coverage from alternative media but unsurprisingly would not be reported by US news and TV media.[14]
(9) On 4 October 2015, Alexi Pushkov, head of the International Affairs Committee of the Russian Parliament, asserted the US is “not bombing ISIS at all . . . Obama is lying to the American people”.[15]
(10) On 18 November 2015, Vladimir Putin exposed that 40 countries—including some of the G20—are financially supporting ISIS, which begins to reveal the extent of the duplicity of the Western nations, including especially the United States, which has been using feigned attacks on ISIS to damage or destroy the infrastructure of Syria.[16]
(11) On 22 November 2015, multiple sources reported that the fuel trucks transporting oil from Syria to Turkey are “off limits” and that the truck drivers have to be warned before US planes attack them.[17]
(12) On 26 November 2015, Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, was reported to have told his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, that the shooting down of a Russian plane appeared to have been “a planned provocation”, where identified Bilal Erdeogan, the son of the President of Turkey, as having been responsible for the shoot down and for the management of oil from Syria into Turkey.[18]
There are many other sources that confirm that ISIS was created by the US and is being supported by Western powers to promote their own political agenda, where nothing coming from the administration of Barack Obama is worthy of belief. Since the nullification of the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948 (which precluded the techniques of propaganda and disinformation within the United States) by the NDAA 2013, there are no trustworthy news sources in the US, not even *The New York Times*.[19]
*From a sound state in Tel Aviv or even Hollywood*
*The Times* deserves emphasis because it is the nation’s “newspaper of record”, which records what it officially taken to be the history of the United States. *The Times* has served as a conduit for propaganda in the past, including a series of articles demonizing Saddam Hussein and publishing unfounded claims about weapons of mass destruction, which were used to justify the invasion of Iraq, even though none were ever found.
No doubt because ISIS is commonly called “John McCain’s Army” in Washington, D.C., The Times has published articles attempting to exonerate him from any connection to ISIS, even though he has been photographed with some of its leaders.*The Times* claims that McCain was among “the earliest advocates of military action” against ISIS, but the reality appears to be that he was fostering the policy of using the cover of those attacks to take out the infrastructure of Syria.[20]
Recent articles suggest that Turkey has an agenda and appears to be engaging in a proxi-war with Russia. Peter Koenig observes that Turkey had to know that the Russian SU-24 fighter jet was within the borders of Syria, where the G-20 members all agreed to stand together as “voices in unison”, which raises serious doubt about the extent of the Turkish commitment, when Russia was taking the lead in the attack on ISIS. Turkey’s sincerity is very much open to doubt.[21]
Finian Cunningham has driven deeper by suggesting that the shoot-down may have been a deliberate provocation to scuttle cooperation between the members of the G-20 in fighting the extremist network in Syria. “Such a coalition might seem reasonable, even desirable, to most people. But it is profoundly unacceptable to Washington because it would further expose the criminal nature of the Western-sponsored regime-change operation in Syria.” Which may be the heart of the matter.[22]
And what could be more absurd than to blame Syria for the Paris attacks, when ISIS has claimed responsibility? Syria is at war with ISIS. And ISIS is a creation of the United States. For the United States to go to war with ISIS is for the United States to go to war with itself. The attempt to spin responsibility onto Syria is beyond ridiculous and into the theater of the absurd. Yet that appears to be the US position.[23]
For all its espousal of the principles of freedom and democracy, the Obama administration has been extremely aggressive in conducting military operations in other nations. The US does not have the right to determine the leadership of Syria, which is a sovereign nation, even to benefit Israel, whose leaders appear to be exercising a remarkable degree of control over the course of events. Like the psy-ops Charle Hebdo and now Paris, the benefits appear to be accruing to Israel, not to any other nation (including the United States) and certainly not to the people of the world.[24]
*James H. Fetzer, a former Marine Corps commissioned officer, is McKnight Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
[1] In addition to classic studies on 9/11, see especially James Fetzer and Preston James, “Peeling the 9/11 Onion: Layers of Plots within Plots” (originally published 14 October 2014) and “9/11: Who was responsible and why” with Dennis Cimino, “The Real Deal Show #103” (11 September 2015) accessible on-line by a search using their titles.
[2] Wesley Clark, Commonwealth Club of California, San Francisco (3 October 2007), “US will attack 7 countries in 5 years”*(YouTube)*.
[3] Many commentators have observed that Russian intervention has turned the Zionist scheme into a nightmare. A nice case is “Russia destroys the Greater Israel Dream”, ** (19 October 2015).
[4] See, for example, Jusin Raimondo, “Transparent Hoax could lead to War”, ** (26 August 2013).  The chemical weapons are widely believed to have been provided to the “rebels” by Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia, to whom the Bush family refers as “Bandar Bush”.
[5] That, of course, reflects that the billions upon billions in benefits to private contractors, such as Halliburton, has come out of the pockets of American taxpayers and into the pockets of “no bid” contractors, as part of the plan envisioned by Dick Cheney and The Carlyle Group.
[6] “Iraqi Army Downs 2 UK Planes Carrying Weaons for ISIL”, *FARS *(23 February 2015). The enormity of the deception was not yet clear.
[7] “Terrorists Supported by America: U.S. Helicopter Delivering Weapons to the Islamic State (ISIS), Shot Down by Iraqi Popular Forces”, *FARS* (1 March 2015), but ignored by the American press.
[8] “US, Britian, France, Jordan refuse to name ISIL as separate terror group”, *PressTV *(10 April 2015). The reason would soon become clear.
[9] Search “ISIS members sporting ‘US Army tattoos’” on *YouTube.*
[10] The DIA report states, “THE WEST, GULF COUNTRIES, AND TURKEY [WHO] SUPPORT THE [SYRIAN] OPPOSITION . . . [SUPPORT] ESTABLISHING A DECLARED OR UNDECLARED SALAFITST PRINCIPALITY IN EASTERN SYRIA . . . IN ORDER TO ISOLATE THE SYRIAN REGIME . . .”. Even Judicial Watch does not appear to have appreciated the importance of this document, where its press release focused on the Benghazi attack. See * * (18 May 2015).
[11] As Nafeez Ahmed observed in ** (22 May 2015), “The revelations contradict the official line of Western governments on their policies in Syria and raise disturbing questions about secret Western support for violent extremists abroad, while using the burgeoning threat of terror to justify excessive mass surveillance and crackdowns on civil liberties at home”--which the US PATRIOT ACT exemplifies.
[12] “US ‘created ISIL for sake of Israel: Ex-CIA Contractor”, published by *Press TV* (23 June 2015), by *IRNA* (23 June 2015), and elsewhere.
[13] "Staged ISIS beheading video hacked from McCain Staffer", (11 July 2015), in a great journalistic scoop.
[14] in New Eastern Outlook (12 July 2015), reported, “Late last year, Germany’s broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) investigated what turned out to be hundreds of trucks a day carrying billions of dollars in supplied, flowing across the Turkish border into Syria and directly into the hands of the so-called ‘Islamic State’ (ISIS)”.
[15] He observed, “McCain accused us to striking out at US-trained insurgents . . . However, since they have either run away or joint al-Qaeda, hitting them is a mission impossible . . . The US-led coalition spent a whole year pretending they were striking ISIL targets, but where are the results?”, (4 October 2015).
[16] As * * explains, Putin told reporters that he had shared Russian intelligence on Islamic State financing with G-20 colleagues: “I provided examples based on our data on the financing of different Islamic State units by private individuals. This money, as we have established, comes from 40 countries and there are some G-20 members among them. This topic [the war on terror] was crucial. Especially after the Paris tragedy, we all understand that the means of financing terrorism [including illegal trade in oil] should be severed.”
[17] Some of these stories are making it half-way into the mainstream press. **, “Obama Regime Ordered US Military to Warn ISIS fuel truck drivers before bombing their trucks”, that even FOX News has reported, “We dropped leaflets, warning the drivers to scatter. . . . Next we strafed the area [with 30mm cannons] before dropping bombs”, which is a clear sign of guilt on the part of Obama.
[18] “Meet the man who funds ISIS: Bilal Erdogan, the son of Turkey’s President”, ** (26 November 2015). The personal and financial benefits derived by Turkey, its leader and his son, are no doubt major contributing factors to why ISIS has succeeded to date.
[19] An excellent discussion of "amendment" of the Smith-Mundt Act to nullify the provisions excluding the use of propaganda and disinformation within the US has just appeared under the title, "Why did they pass a law that makes staged hoaxes and crisis-acted movies legal?" (YouTube). It was published on 24 November 2015.
[20] “Try as He May, John McCain Can’t Shake Falsehoods About Ties to ISIS”, *The New York Times* (11 September 2014), for good reason.
[21] See ** (25 November 2015), Peter Koenig, “Is Turkey Starting a Proxy-War for NATO?”
[22] Finian Cunningham, “Turkey Shoots Down More Than Just a Russian Jet”, ** (25 November 2015).
[23] "ISIS claims Paris attacks as REVENGE for Syria airstrikes and insulting Islam's Prophet", Tom Parfitt, (15 November 2015).
[24] For a history of the descent of American into a terrorist state, see Timothy M. Silver, "Lifting the Veil: An Investigative History of the United States Pathocracy",** (26 November 2015).

*These views represent those of the author and are not necessarily Iran Review's viewpoints. 


  1. How about the traitorous stand down by the four star generals on 9/11/01 in their dismal failure to defend America that day? The most basic function of the so called "Defense Department" is to defend this country from outside attack; they failed. Nothing happened to any of them. They retired on lavish pensions. Where is General Patton to slap their cowardly faces and kick them out of the hospital? The Pentagon has hundreds of Ph.D.'s to plan for and anticipate every possible mode of attack on this country. Don't give us this nonsense they did not know planes could be flown into the towers. In fact no planes likely flew into them at all because they were downed by controlled demolition. This is just another day at the plant for the Hollywood Perverts. The mostly secret official report is the usual government lies. Anyone who believes people wandering barefoot around the rocks half way around the world with cell phones planned and carried out that attack must also believe in the tooth fairy. Maybe they didn't have enough billions of dollars in their budget to defend America, no? Americans are the biggest fools on planet earth.

  2. While some of the information here is true, there are a number of points I would disagree with.

    The Syrian conflict is much more complex than just regime change. Firstly, there are no 'good guys' in this equation. Russia have vital strategic interests in Syria, which is why they have intervened. They have not intervened to play humanitarian heroes fighting the forces of evil like G.I. Joe, as portrayed by certain media outlets.

    Second, the conflict has many layers. It represents a second Cold War between Russia and NATO. A new Cold War between Saudi Arabia and Iran. A Civil War between the government and anti-Assad forces. A Sectarian War between Sunnis and Shiites. And an Information War between the Iranian/Russian axis and the Western media.

    Needless to say it's complex. The Kurds, for instance, who are aligned with anti-ISIS and anti-Assad groups, are being armed by both Russia and the US. The Russians know the Kurds have a long conflict with Turkey, so they support them. And the US supports them for other reasons.

    John McCain was not photographed with ISIS members. One of the people he's seen with is General Salim Idris of the Free Syrian Army, and a few other members of the same group. General Idris is one of many defectors from Assad's army.

    I would caution my fellow researchers from trusting the Iranian news sources without rigorous fact-checking. PressTV and Fars are propaganda. I consider their claims dubious short of hard evidence to back it up. So no, I don't believe the Iraqi Army shot down 2 UK cargo planes, and I don't believe they shot down an American helicopter. How then do the US and UK continue their relations with the Iraqi government?

    Al-Hashad Al-Shaabi is not part of the Iraqi Army as the Iranian press leads one to believe. They are one of many Iranian-backed Shiite militias. Even current Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi, a Shiite himself, has tried to keep such groups off the battlefield to try to thwart further sectarianism.

    Also let us not omit the role of Hezbollah, whose significance in the Syrian conflict cannot be overestimated. Hezbollah is a Shiite militia in Lebanon backed by Iran, and like Daesh are considered a terrorist group by the U.N.

    Here's what the founder of Hezbollah had to say recently:

    "Muslims must defend the Syrian people by fighting the Russian conqueror as they must defend Palestine by fighting the Zionist conqueror.

    Is there a new religion we have not heard about that differentiates between conquerors and permits killing Muslim children in Syria?

    I wonder how some of us can give our people and our country to the great powers, believing that Putin is fighting in Syria to exterminate the opposition and that he would leave us alone afterwards."

    1. This reflects my research, not that of PressTV or FARS. To fault it on that basis is to commit an elementary fallacy that I spent 35 years teaching students to avoid. That Skies SS commits the genetic fallacy does not enhance his credibility.

      The evidence that ISIS was "made in the USA" is simply overwhelming, including the document from the DIA unearthed by Judicial Watch. There may be disinformation at work here, but it is not to be found in the article.

  3. Dr. Fetzer, I was referring to the first 3 of the 12 reasons you cited for why ISIS was made in the USA. The source of those reports are noted as PressTV and FARS.

    I did not say US/NATO have nothing to do with ISIS, and I have already said that I agree with the article in some respects. I certainly haven't mischaracterized the article, or faulted you for doing research, but I would note that there's bias here. For example I would note IranReview at the top.

    It's disappointing that you would imply I'm working to disinform others here merely for disagreeing with some of the points being brought up, or for adding information that is glaringly absent, or for pointing out that certain claims are false. I'm merely being critical.

    Please tell me what I have said that you consider disinformation.

  4. And while we're on the subject of disinformation, I find it ironic that reason number 7 cites none other than Gordon Duff as the source.

    And yes, I would agree that those beheading videos were staged by the SITE group. I watched them myself back when they were still available on LiveLeak. They were clearly fake. However, Gordon Duff is a known disinfo agent. Why Duff would even be mentioned in this article is beyond me. And knowing Gordon, the photograph he shared might just be a fake, in order to discredit GENUINE evidence proving it was done on a soundstage.

    Dr. Fetzer by now you should know better than anyone what Gordon is about. The alternative media is full of controlled opposition figures just like Gordon, just like InfoWars = Time Warner.

    But for some reason nobody wants to hear it.

    Nowadays the alternative media goes like this: If one isn't a Trump supporter, or a Putin worshipper, or an apologist for Khamenei, or a Fukushima fear mongerer, or a flat earther, or a birther, or a chemtrail fanatic, they are somehow considered the disinfo agents.

    I find the effectiveness of such propaganda disturbing. So forgive me for bringing a bit of balance to The Force.

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