ROVING EYE The killer on the (Saudi) king's highway By Pepe Escobar
There's danger on the edge of town Ride the king's highway, baby Weird scenes inside the gold mine Ride the highway west, babyThe Doors, The End
killer awoke before dawn. He put his American desert boots on. He took a
knife from the ancient gallery. And he walked on down the hall - bathed
in desert sunlight.
The killer spoke with a British accent (London's East End?) Father (Saud), I want to kill you. Mother (Langley?) I want to...
Then the sartorially composed Man in Black beheaded American photojournalist James Foley.
is not the end, beautiful friend. It's just a new beginning in the
never-ending Global War on Terror. Now starring Papa Saud's brand new
bag - The Caliph and his goons. This is the way Shock and Awe morphs
into "Assad must go" morphs into Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, morphs
into The Caliph's Black Britannia goon responding to "humanitarian"
bombing. I'm my own baby now. Watch me work. Bring it on.
Choice scenery. Good sound and vision production values. Careful editing. No unnecessary gore. No blood splattering. NoAllahu Akbar shrieks.
"A Message to America", indeed - but most of all a message to the
Ummah. As in we're the Men in Black badasses. We run The Caliphate.
We're no mere death cult; we're winners. And we take no prisoners.
why did Islamic State, formerly ISIS, become winners? Because the
"West" regimented, schooled, trained, logistically helped and weaponized
most of IS's Takfiri goons with a mission at hand: to destroy Syria.
The "West" lauded them as "Syrian rebels". Freedom fighters.
even promoted Jabhat al-Nusra (the official al-Qaeda franchise in
Syria, and a "terrorist organization", according to the State
Department) as "good" jihadis, as well as the preferred Saudi combo, the
No wonder after photojournalist James Foley was
kidnapped in November 2012 the Washington-sanctioned version was that he
was being kept by "Assad must go" forces in a prison near Damascus.
Slouching towards Mecca The
House of Saud, directly and indirectly, and the proverbial wealthy Gulf
Cooperation Council donors are the Mom and Dad of ISIS. All duly
vetted/approved by the industrial-military-Orwellian-Panopticon
And yet "Assad must go" had other ideas for Syria. He
didn't go. He and his army resisted and counter-attacked. So the
original mission in Syria morphed across the (non-existent) desert
border towards Iraq. ISIS kept expanding - via extortion, kidnapping,
captured oil fields, tribal smuggling networks.
The killer spoke
with a British accent. Yet he may not be just a well-paid mercenary (500
from Britain, 700 from France, 500 from Belgiumâ€¦ ). He's most
certainly a true believer in the wider IS medievalist ideology as well
as its no-holds-barred sectarian methods.
How convenient that IS
strategy is totally divide and rule. Totally balkanization of Iraq.
Totally mum on Israel's slow-motion ethnic cleansing of Gaza. Totally
useful in wagging the (beheading) dog to make the world forget about
Moroever, IS/ISIS strategy, stripped to the bone, is
Pentagon manual; clear, hold and build - then expand (to an area larger
than Great Britain). It's even Pentagon manual redux - as in building
"coalitions of the willing" (see the alliance with "remnants" - Rummy
talk - of the Saddam regime propelling their northern Iraq summer
How convenient that the mighty Orwellian/Panopticon
complex satellite maze could not identify a long convoy of gleaming
white Toyotas crossing the desert towards their summer conquests. And
how convenient that a Briton beheading an American - what a "special
relationship" plot twist! - fully sanctions the Return of Iraq Bombing
("for months", in Obama's words); more strikes; more drones; perhaps
more boots on the ground; perhaps, in the near future, a Syria
IS also took over Tikrit, the birthplace of Saddam,
in their summer adventure. Now Baghdad's military are trying to take it
back. IS welcomed them with minefields, booby-trapped buildings, an
array of snipers and hardcore mortar fire. How convenient that Obama's
"humanitarian" bombs are not involved in R2P ("responsibility to
protect") Saddam's birthplace. What really matters is the US consulate
in Erbil, scores of CIA operatives and vast Big Oil interests in Iraqi
And then there's this ultimate plot twist; a pearl by a dissident Saudi researcher (in Arabic). Heargues, in detail,
that IS is essentially a revival of "pure" Wahhabism; not only that IS
comes from outside the House of Saud's dominions - in Iraq and the
Levant - but tries hard to shatter the monarchy's legitimacy.
House of Saud's counterpunch to the Arab Spring was (and remains) all
about destroying or at least isolating the Muslim Brotherhood as an
alternative Islamic rule/role model. Yet now comes IS - brimming with
religious justification (however warped); military know-how; and an army
of true - and well paid - believers.
Ride the king's highway,
baby. No staged/not staged beheading could possibly top the ultimate
blowback: the "West" nurturing the Beast who would slouch towards Mecca
to finally behead the House of Saud. And those killers shall also speak
with a British accent.
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