CIA; Turks created caliphate to launch attacks on Russia and China
by Wayne Madsen
Under the directorship of its pro-Saudi director John Brennan, the Central Intelligence Agency envisaged the Islamic State, which controls large portions of Syria and Iraq, as a base of operations from which Chechens and other Russian Muslims would launch attacks on Russia and Muslim Uighurs from western China would launch terrorist attacks on China. WMR has learned of this massive destabilization plan directed against Russia and China from sources in central Asia close to the U.S. intelligence community.
There are entire communities of Chechens and Uighurs now living in cities and towns in Syria and Iraq occupied by the forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). These particular groups have been considered off-limits to U.S. and its "coalition's" attack planners because the CIA and its affiliated George Soros-financed non-governmental organizations, including the Open Society Institute, Radio Free Asia, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and Human Rights Watch all support the secessionist movements led by jihadist Chechen and Uighur groups who now have a safe haven inside the self-proclaimed ISIL "caliphate."
Russian and Chinese military forces now operating out of the Syrian port of Tartus and a Russian airbase in Latakia, Syria have enraged the CIA, Barack Obama, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia by hitting these Chechen and Uighur population centers. The Pentagon, which has provided military assistance to Uighurs and Chechens fighting under the banners of the Nusra Front and the Khorasan Group, both linked to Al Qaeda, complained that Russian war planes were striking Syrian "moderate" forces when, in fact, they were hitting Chechen and Uighur targets. Syrian and Iraqi Kurdish forces have insisted that there is no difference between ISIL and the Nusra Front, Al Qaeda, and forces claiming to be with the "Free Syrian Army." Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called the Free Syrian Army a "phantom group."
Under the direction of the Turkish MIT intelligence service, thousands of Uighur families now live under ISIL/Nusra Front control in the Syrian cities of Idlib and Jisr Al-Shughur, the latter outside of Aleppo; Abyad, outside of Raqqa; Deir ex-Zor, in the heart of Syria's oil fields; and the Abu Dhuhur Airbase. The Uighurs were infiltrated through Turkey to Syria by the Turkish government. Some of the Uighurs were encouraged to move to Syria with the help of an MIT-funded Uighur language website in Turkey. Four villages around Idlib, devoid of their Syrian inhabitants who fled to Turkey and Europe, are now almost exclusively populated by Uighur squatters. Uighur children have also been enlisted to fight for jihadist forces.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sees himself as the leader of a future pan-Turkic Islamist state stretching from western China to Bosnia and Albania. His intelligence service and pro-Islamist political party plays host to a number of central Asian Turkic radicals from as far away as Tuva, a Buddhist autonomous republic of Russia in Siberia, to Tatarstan, a largely Muslim autonomous republic of Russia in the Volga basin.
Also living in Syria are large groups of Chechens who are loyal to the Chechen Caucasus Emirate. They have been recruited from inside Chechnya as well as from the Republic of Georgia's Pankisi Gorge.
As with the Uighurs, entire Chechen families have been settled by Turkey and the CIA in Syria under the ISIL/jihadist banner.
Radio Free Asia's Uighur service and Radio Free Europe's North Caucasus Service have been used by the CIA to stir up jihadist sentiments among not only Uighurs and Chechens, respectively, but in the case of the North Caucasus Service, among Dagestanis, Kabardins, Ingushetis, Cherkessians, Karachays, Balkars, and other Muslim groups. The following news release of October 5, 2015, is how Radio Free Europe is being used to rally jihadist supporters to the ranks of the Nusra Front in Syria by creating a "bandwagon" effect: "A group of around 1,500 Chechen, Uzbek, and Tajik fighters in Syria has pledged allegiance to Al-Qaeda's Syria wing Nusra Front, a group monitoring the war said September 23. Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar (Muhajireen Brigade) or JMA made the pledge in a statement distributed by supporters online, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said . . . Nusra Front's leader said in June his group had around 30 percent foreign fighters, including Europeans, Asians, Russians, and Chechens." The CIA propaganda issued forth by Radio Free Europe attempts to pain a difference between Nusra Front and ISIL, claiming the Nusra Front leaders are the loyal successors to Osama Bin Laden. Former CIA director General David Petraeus recently suggested that the United States ally itself with Al Qaeda in Syria and Iraq to fight ISIL.
Spurred on by Radio Free Europe's North Caucasus Service and Soros-funded NGOs, Kabardins, like those above, have been recruited to fight for ISIL and allied jihadist groups in Syria.
Radio Free Europe/Liberty's propaganda broadcasts in the Tajik language had their success when earlier this year it was announced that the U.S.-trained commander of Tajikistan's OMON Special Forces, Col. Gulmurod Khalimov, defected, along with several other Tajiks, to fight for ISIL in Syria. Khalimov had a stark message for the United States, which has been helping ISIL/Nusra Front/Khorasan in Syria: "Listen, you American pigs, I’ve been three times to America, and I saw how you train fighters to kill Muslims . . .God willing, I will come with this weapon to your cities, your homes, and we will kill you.”
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is a CIA/Soros propaganda operation in support of the Syrian rebel/jihadist cause. Tatar supporters of Nusra Front in Syria have also been identified as traveling from the Syrian front to join Ukrainian fascist forces fighting against Russian-speaking separatists in eastern Ukraine with the support of the Petro Poroshenko regime in Kiev.
Uighur child soldiers fighting for ISIL in Syria. The CIA sees him as a future terrorist fighting against Chinese forces on the streets of Urumchi, the capital of the Xinjiang-Uighur Autonomous Republic.
The Uighurs and Chechens form a large bulk of the Nusra Front, which, in addition to the United States and France, has also received military, intelligence, and logistics help from Israel. The Uighurs and Chechens have been at the forefront of executing Syrian Christians and Alawites, the latter called "Nusayri" by the Uighurs, and carrying out the destruction of churches and ancient relics.
The Uighurs have also used the services of Salafist learning centers in Saudi Arabia, including the Universities of Medina and Jeddah, to spread Wahhabist propaganda to Uighur refugee population centers in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Turkey, and Thailand. One such video in the Uighur language contains the following exhortation to Uighur militants: "those Chinese Buddhists, their small eyes, flat noses. Judgment day will not come, until we attacked them. Judgment day will not come, until we slaughter them. Judgment day will not come, until our war with them and attacking them." WMR has learned up until the deployment of Chinese military forces to assist their Russian allies in Syria, China's policy has been to transfer the Uighur problem to distant shores and away from the Xinjiang-Uighur Autonomous Republic in western China. The threat of ISIL-controlled Uighur cities to train terrorists to attack China and its interests in the Middle East, particularly those in the energy sector, convinced China that it was time to act militarily in concert with Russia, Iran, and the Bashar al-Assad government in Damascus.
The Chechens, who have made no secret of their desire to export ISIL fighters in Syria and Iraq to the Caucasus and the very heart of Moscow, have, with the help of Turkish intelligence, enlisted Bashkir, Tatar, Dagestani, and other Muslim jihadists to move to Syria. The majority of Chechen forces are based at Sheikh Suleiman Army base in Aleppo and the Menagh Air Base in northwestern Syria. One of the top Chechen commanders is the U.S. Special Forces-trained Georgian Tarkhan Batirashvili, whose nom de guerre is Abu Omar al-Shishani or "Abu Omar the Chechen."
When Obama and his mouth pieces claim that Russia is attacking "non-jihadist" targets in Syria they are being disingenuous. What they should say, if they wanted to be honest, is that Russia is hitting non-Syrian and non-Arab Islamists in Syria who were recruited for the anti-Assad jihad by America's Turkish and Saudi "allies" and armed and trained by the CIA and Mossad. THe CIA's Brennan studiously avoids the use of the term "jihadist" in order to not alienate the agency's radical Islamist friends and drive them away from Langley's control in the future U.S.-planned terrorist wars against Russia and China.