Friday, January 21, 2011

US allies funded insurgency in Iraq

Nibras Kazimi: "America’s allies are directly implicated, as financiers, ideologues, orchestrators and managers, in the deaths of American soldiers. I hope this is not glossed over by those now privy to this information. Without this money, it seems to me, the insurgency would have been crippled early on, even with Sunni resentment at fever-pitch. The money made the nightmare of the last eight years possible. It was also eye-opening for me to realize that squabbles over money, as it began to peter out, had a very big deal to do why the insurgency could never coalesce into a whole."

Egypt, KSA, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, perhaps?

7 comments :

Ayrab Jayrab said...

mojo finally catches on...
just as it used iraq, ksa, kuwait, jordan to attack iran, now it Iraqs turn.

surprise surprise

tapline said...

Maybe it would have been better if the US had not become involved with the Middle East to begin with....We had enough of everything, but we were so invested in other countries and their problems that we forgot about us and the changes that were happening as we slept.. Now look at what has happened to our own country. As we were watching out for others..."The cickens have come home to roost" and this country cant "get out of its own way. Hell, we cant even build a nuclear plant because of the EPA regulations and the courts...We must look at our judicial system also. They are the overseers and are the ones who have curtailed much of our freedoms....they and the legislative branch........place blame where it belongs and that'
s all around.....see who is making these changes and the destructionn of our freedoms.......stay well....I ramble.....

Iraqi Mojo said...

This isn't entirely surprising.

Nov. 2010: 'Saudi donors remain the chief financiers of Sunni militant groups like Al Qaeda, and the tiny Persian Gulf state of Qatar, a generous host to the American military for years, was the “worst in the region” in counterterrorism efforts, according to a State Department cable last December. Qatar’s security service was “hesitant to act against known terrorists out of concern for appearing to be aligned with the U.S. and provoking reprisals,” the cable said.'

Iraqi Mojo said...

Nov. 2009: 'Four years after it was determined that half of suicide bombers in Iraq are Saudi and most enter Iraq via Damascus, a "U.N. special envoy has met with top Iraqi officials to discuss government complaints of outside involvement in the recent wave of terrorism. '

Iraqi Mojo said...

2005: KSA Judge caught on tape encouraging Saudis to fight in Iraq

2005: Half of suicide bombers in Iraq were Saudi.

2006: Saudi Citizens Funding Sunni Insurgency

Maury said...

Tony Blair links Iran and al Qaeda


What nobody foresaw was that Iran would actually end up supporting AQ. The conventional wisdom was these two are completely different types of people because Iran is Shia, the Al-Qaeda people are Sunni and therefore, you know, the two would never mix. What happened in the end was that they did because they both had a common interest in destabilising the country, and for Iran I think the reason they were interested in destabilising Iraq was because they worried about having a functioning majority Shia country with a democracy on their doorstep, and for Al-Qaeda they knew perfectly well their whole mission was to try and say the West was oppressing Islam. It is hard to do that if you replace tyrannical governments with functioning democracies.


http://tinyurl.com/5rnfwqg

Iraqi Mojo said...

Very interesting, Maury.