Julian Assange and WikiLeaks have been hard at work and have just released 531,525 new cables from 1979, which trace the origins of ISIS and illustrate how the CIA and US foreign policies helped in forging their creation.
On November 28, 2016, WikiLeaks released Carter Cables III, which coincides with the anniversary of their first release of cables on November 28, 2010. Julian Assange explained that the year 1979 marked a pivotal moment in world history and that it was a wild year politically and in all other ways, and one in which numerous countries saw assassinations, revolts, coups, bombings, wars of liberation and political kidnappings.
“If any year could be said to be the “year zero” of our modern era, 1979 is it. In the Middle East, the Iranian revolution, the Saudi Islamic uprising and the Egypt-Israel Camp David Accords led not only to the present regional power dynamic but decisively changed the relationship between oil, militant Islam and the world. The uprising at Mecca permanently shifted Saudi Arabia towards Wahhabism, leading to the transnational spread of Islamic fundamentalism and the US-Saudi destabilisation of Afghanistan.”
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) November 28, 2016
The new WikiLeaks diplomatic cables that Julian Assange and his organization have just released make riveting reading and describe how what is now Islamist terrorism and ISIS originally began through a project between the government of Saudi Arabia and the CIA, when they created a Mujahideen force in order to fight the Soviet Union in Afghanistan as the United States then perceived the Soviet Union to be their biggest threat at the time.
“The invasion of Afghanistan by the USSR would see Saudi Arabia and the CIA push billions of dollars to Mujahideen fighters as part of Operation Cyclone, fomenting the rise of al-Qaeda and the eventual collapse of the Soviet Union.”
And Osama bin Laden? He was the son of an extremely wealthy Saudi Arabian businessman and elected to leave Saudi Arabia for the sole purpose of going to Pakistan in order to help support and further the cause of the Mujahideen fighters. Zbigniew Brzezinski, a National Security Advisor, visited Afghanistan in 1979, met with Bin Laden and told these fighters that their cause was right and just and that God was on their side.
Robin Cook, formerly the British Foreign Secretary, has explained that Bin Laden was an accident just waiting to happen.
“Bin Laden was, though, a product of a monumental miscalculation by western security agencies. Throughout the 80s he was armed by the CIA and funded by the Saudis to wage jihad against the Russian occupation of Afghanistan.”
Julian Assange goes on to say that al-Qaeda eventually waged 9/11 attacks in the United States, which led to the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq with “over a decade of war.” This, in turn, left the “ideological, financial and geographical basis for ISIS.”
The United States helped provide funding to the Mujahideen force and this, along with the help the CIA gave in order to train them with things like car bombings and assassinations, has led to the tactics that are currently in use by ISIS and al-Qaeda today. The United States also funded Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a Mujahideen leader who had close ties with Bin Laden and was purported to be a heroin trafficker.
Besides ISIS, these new WikiLeaks cables shed light on the election of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the Three Mile Island nuclear accident and, interestingly, show how Henry Kissinger was conspiring with David Rockefeller in order to find a location to hide the Shah of Iran and his family at. Mexico, the Bahamas and Argentina were all slated as places for the Shah’s twin sister, Princess Ashraf.
With these latest cables, Julian Assange and WikiLeaks have now released an astonishing total of 3.3 million diplomatic cables and they continue to shine the light of truth upon the world.
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