by Syed A R Zaidi
Everyone knows what Tom Clancy's novels are about. There is a character
in Clancy's Patriot Games named Jack Ryan, based on the former State
Department officer Dr Steve Pieczenik. Pieczenik admits to some nasty stuff in the service of
his country, such as participating in the Kissinger / Cossiga / NATO murder
of Italian prime minister Aldo Moro. If you have never heard of such a
thing, look up Operation Gladio. In brief: "Through NATO, working with various
Western European intelligence agencies, the CIA set up a network of stay
behind "secret armies" which were responsible for dozens of terrorist
atrocities across Western Europe over decades. This report will focus on the
stay behind army in Italy, as it is the most documented. Its codename was
Operation Gladio, the 'Sword'." It was to 'fight communism'.
Pieczenik is a man of astonishingly broad accomplishments, as you can
gather from his Wikipedia page. He knows what
the American "deep state" has been doing, because he has been its agent. His
views turn out to be wrong on some counts -- about Gaddafi's death he said
at the time: "There's no way they killed Muammar Gaddafi, that's not our
operating mode and I've been involved in 30 years with the takeouts and
But that's merely a detail.
About the recent Muslim turmoil, his views, in this interview with Alex
Jones, are a remarkable confirmation of Webster Tarpley's earlier, more
detailed audio piece
analysing the same events. (The Pieczenik YouTube page is titled "Shocking
9/11 Mossad Connection Revealed! But that is just some passing remarks. It
is not what the talk is about.)
Pieczenik happens to be Jewish. And he is not beyond nasty stuff. But he
is not one for nasty Jewish stuff. He is an American patriot critical of
Israel. This is the first time I have heard anyone who should know what he
is talking about assert with assurance the incredibly close ties between
Israel and the Saudis. Pieczenik was deputy assistant secretary of state
under Henry Kissinger, Cyrus Vance and James Baker.
The assassins that recently struck in Libya, like with much of the
world's nastiest plays on 'Islam', are Wahabis (Salafists). Al Qaeda is
Salafist. The money behind al Qaeda is mainly Saudi -- an achievement of the
Prince Bandar. The Saudi 'royal' family is descended from Baghdadi Jews who were groomed for the role
by the British Empire a couple of centuries ago. A fellow and contemporary
creature of that empire was the 'Islamic' theologian, Abdul Wahab, another Arab Jew,
the originator of Wahabism. Wahabis were scorned by most of the world's
Muslim communities a century ago. But oil money has now bought up much of
the opposition. Some say Sunni Islam has been irredeemably corrupted by
Salafist influence. This is the mentality that knocked down the Bamiyan
Buddhas, and has destroyed centuries-old Sufi shrines in Libya and Mali. It
is the mentality that in Mecca knocked down the house of "Hazrat"
("sainted") Khadija, the first wife of Mohammed (a widow and successful
independent businesswoman, and the first woman convert to Islam), to cover
the property with a thousand toilets -- against the feelings of Muslims
everywhere -- because you must not revere anything but God, and that too in
just our way.
These are the guys doing NATO's killing in Syria. If they win, say
good-bye to some of the world's great treasures. The oldest, largest mosque
in Damascus, the world's oldest living city, was once a Hittite temple, and
then a temple of Zeus (of which parts are still standing). Somewhere in the
middle of the huge prayer hall I noticed a cubicle made of silver lattice.
People, especially women, would come over to touch their foreheads to the
screen and pray. I asked someone what it was. It is the burial place of the
head of John the Baptist. If 'America' wins this one, say good-bye to John
the Baptist. Say good-bye to the Syrian Shias and the Syrian Christians.
Time magazine has pointed out the Saudi connection
behind the viral take-off of the offending film clip: "Ordinary Egyptians,
Libyans and Yemenis didn't come across the latest insults to their religion
because they spent hours trolling YouTube for Californian political-porn
provocations. It required broadcasting of the offending clips by Egypt's
al-Nas network to trigger this week's anti-U.S. protests in Cairo, Benghazi,
Sana'a and elsewhere. Al-Nas is owned by a Saudi businessman and promotes
the extreme Salafist current within Islam, whose political adherents have
emerged as a powerful challenger to the more moderate Muslim Brotherhood,
Egypt's de facto ruling party."
Although the American government has had to admit that it itself, three
days before the strike, warned the Libyan government of the impending
trouble, somehow the ambassador was not warned, and the guards at the
consulate reportedly had no ammunition. Some files are said to be missing.
The FBI is now looking into the genesis of the whole Libyan incident, and
they might do well to look into a Mormon or Neocon angle to the strange lack
The murder squad in Libya, under cover of the film protesters, was no
doubt Saudi controlled. They had inside information. The ambassador's party
was fired on by precisely and professionally guided mortar fire, right up to
the secret "safe" house. The story about him being sexually assaulted came
out through AFP and Washington Times and was then immediately scrubbed,
having served its purpose.
This was a Mormon, Likudnik / Neocon and Saudi operation, to make Obama
look like a complete failure. It looks like a free-for-all. Brzezinski,
Obama's long-time intellectual mentor, has never made a secret of calling
for Israel to be cut to size. That's what the Neocons expect if Obama wins.
That's what the anti-Obama cries of weakness and security failure are all
about. Tarpley calls it the 'Carterization' of Obama.
Netanyahu is hoping to either engineer Obama's defeat or force his
participation in Israel's attack on Iran. Obama and the American top brass
are determined not to get involved. For the nonce they have to pretend to be
with Israel. Congress and the American media are largely Neocon controlled.
Attacking Netanyahu head-on while the election is on would probably overplay
The armadas of 27 countries are off to the Persian Gulf for a
pre-planned exercise. Who knows what false-flag incident might set off a
The only safe way out seems to be to declare a state of emergency. If I
were on Obama's team, thinking about how to do that would be taking up a lot
of my time.
Syed A R Zaidi is a retired professor of philosophy, University of Delhi.
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