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Sculptures with built-in speakers !
15 August 2014 at 7:05 pm – Author:
How would you like to own a range of porcelain speakers sculpted to represent Mu’ammar al-Qathafi or Vladimir Putin ?
They come in your choice of three sizes: 10 inches, 22 inches, or room-dominating 43 inches. Each one’s packed with a top-notch audio system comparable in scale to the size of the bust you’ve selected and compatible with nearly any smartphone, pumping your playlists of choice out of a speaker cover fit onto a slice off the dudes’ head.
If you’d rather jam out to a speaker shaped like yourself, they also offer a fully-customized version. You’ll have to be a mega-rich narcissist to go that route, though, considering it’ll set you back a cool 151,612.61€—a price that includes roundtrip travel to Moscow to be 3D-scanned, and in-person delivery of the finished setup.
These are no disposal speakers to be hidden in the corner of a room behind a monitor however – these creamy white beauties are available in three different sizes – ranging in price from a wallet sapping 900 euros to a hernia inducing 29,900 euros.
Petter Hjelmberg from Sweden emailed us tonight to say “I found inspiration on KitGuru when doing research on a project. This project is something I’ve been working on the last year, I’ve been helping my friend and artist Petro Wodkins to produce a coupe of quite spectacular speakers.
The biggest measures 110 cm high and cost €29,900. They are expected to ship in December.”
So if you fancy adding a pair of porcelain speakers that look like Vladimir Putin or Mu’ammar al-Qathafi, is available in three different sizes each equipped with very different speaker technologies.
25cm (10″) SOP = €900
Fountek FR89EX 3″ Full Range
Underhung motor design
5mm X-max (peak)
Coated aluminum cone
Cast aluminum chassis
Aluminum former and copper wire
55cm (1’10”) SOP = €2,900
Markaudio Alpair-10A Gold 6″ Full Range Gen 3, with Excursion Arrestor
Alpair 10 Gen.3
T/S date LMS V4 Anechoic:
Revc= 7.200 Ohm
Fo= 38.266 Hz
Sd= 8.825K mm2
Vas= 26.320 Ltr
Cms= 2.380m M/N
Mmd= 6.792 g
Mms= 7.269 g
BL= 5.772 TM
Levc= 71.379u H
No= 0.378 %
SPLo= 87.988 dB
Xmax = 7.5mm (1 way with Arrestor)
Power = 30 watts nom.
110 cm (3’7) SOP = €29,900
BEYMA 12GA50 – 12″ Full Range
Nominal Basket Diameter 12″ / 300mm
Impedance 8 ohms
AES Power Rating 250 Watts
Program Power 500 Watts
Frequency Response 70Hz – 18kHz
Sensitivity (1W/1m) 102dB
Voice Coil Diameter 2″ / 52mm
Recom. Enclosure Volume .7-2.45 ft3 / 20-70 Liters
Voice Coil Length 9 mm
Air Gap Height 7 mm
X Damage (peak to peak) 24 mm
BL Factor 10 N/A
Magnetic Assembly Weight 6.1 lb. / 2.75 kg.
Overall Diameter 12.3″ / 312mm
Bolt Circle Diameter 11.6″ / 294.5mm
Baffle Cutout Diameter-
– Front Mount 10.9″ / 277.5mm
– Rear Mount 11.02″ / 280mm
No. Of Mounting Holes 8
Volume Displaced By Driver 0.19 ft3 / 5.5 Liters
Overall Depth 5.47″ / 139mm
Net Weight 7.81 lb. / 3.55 kg.
Shipping Weight 8.81 lb. / 4 kg.
Resonant Frequency (fs) 90 Hz
Impedance (Re) 6.2 ohms
Coil Inductance (Le) 0.6 mH
Mechanical Q (Qms) 14.8
Electrical Factor (Qes) 1.26
Total Q (Qts) 1.16
Comp. Equivelant Vol. (Vas) 1.2 ft3 / 34 Liters
Voice Coil Overhang (Xmax) 2.0 mm
Surface Area of Cone (Sd)m2 0.053
Reference Efficiency 2.1%
Displacement Volume (Vd) 105 cm3
All of the pieces are numbered and signed by Petro Wodkins himself.
If you want to pre-order a pair head to the official website at
Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor. He’d bet that Putin has already placed an order for himself.
You better really want one because they’re not cheap. The smallest of the bunch (10-inch) start at 1,102.64€ via Sound-of-Power.com.
PUBLISHED ON 19 AUGUST 2014
Mass media center:
A statement from the Libyan resistance – A statement from the Libyan resistance
de mass media center:
The main points of the statement emphasizes that the Resistance continues. We are ready to break into the prisons and bring out the prisoners. Call for demonstrations against the rat militias; and raise the images and slogans calling for freedom….
Dr. Abouzid Dorda:
“We know the area choise”
” France first brunt of this fire.”
23 November 2011
Saif Gaddafi with straight nose
Schlera (white part of eyes):
Airplane Saif has lots of schlera showing above and below his iris.
Real Saif has minimal schlera showing above and below his iris cheeks.
Airplane Saif has different cheek labial lines (saggy)
Note the difference in demeanor:
Airplane Saif with bowed-subserviant shoulders.
Recall real Saif in car with Gadaffi supporters, leaning out of vehicle with demeanor of taunting the world.
Airplane Saif and prison Saif exude submissive demeanors.
Airplane Saif has different nose.
Airplane Saif ‘wide’ space between eyebrows.
also: The real Saif, has no circular mark on his upper forehead, as shown in the ‘captve’ Saif photos and videos.
‘Saif’ before capture
‘Saif’, after his (so-called) ‘capture’.
LIBYA RAT NEWS:
‘Basic People’s Congress Elvis Bucky free’, comments:
A group of al-Tavhat Baiqrroa (rat-women) future of Libya …
What’s happening in front of us …?
Masked gunmen stormed management missions in the area of the capital al-Furnaj Trabuls-uway-train Staton. Not to mention, all the staff have been insulted and verbally abused by them.
Violent clashes now at RIXOS Side Hotel, headquarters of the Allaotunai Conference.
The beginning of the sit-ins in Tripoli from doctors about unpaid wages and corruption in the so-called Ministry of Health, which led to public hospitals that provide services to citizens lock.
Of course this news courtesy of a group Muammar Madarc health in Libya.
An armed group kidnapped citizen, ‘Khaled Baccouche’ from his home region of Salah-Ud-Din; and he was taken to an unknown destination last evening.
The arrival of some ‘Daash’ from Sirte entering into the west of Tripoli CORNER.
Grad rocket before the fall of the few in the world:
Bank Republic at the CORNER yesterday; and congestion and a lack of liquidity.
There are bodies lying on the side of the road and it seems that they died from severe torture because they were found handcuffed and with their faces covered with garbage bags.
Hdhuma all together Ahan Biderioa wall of the cultural center !!!!
Hevcoa project-Jabbar, the project Ripper ..
Wayne towers and and and and.
(PICTURE) RAT PROJECT ROPPER at the TRIPOLI TOWERS, to form a CULTURAL CENTER:
‘Basic People’s Congress Elvis Bucky free’, comments:
This rapid case in Tripoli after four years of glorious al-Mowoparkh.
Pictures of prisoners who then released yesterday at the ‘Academy of Graduate Studies in Janzour’ …
The kidnapping of the citizen ‘Muhammad Ali Alharf’, aged 42 years, Mtjoz.
Driving a Mercedes-type model 2000 color gray on his way back to the house in front of the rear gate of the University of Tripoli plateau Badri area at 23:30 pm on Sunday
It was kidnapped by three masked people before driving a car type Hyundai Verna
Whom has any information about or help to locate him, call: 0954836275
‘Basic People’s Congress Elvis Bucky free’, tells us:
Warning to parents of students in the capital Tripoli
Gangs of men and women follow some militias in the capital abducting students to extort their families in order to get money for their release.
Please be careful.
QSR BIN GHASHIR:
‘Misurata militias’ kidnap citizen “Mohammed Ramadan Raddad”
and the theft of his car on Tuesday, one of the region’s population amulets in Qsr Bin Ghashir.
Found the body of a bearded man (aged about the end of the thirties) by the sea, just off the Allht of the capital Tripoli.
GREEN NAFUSA WESTERN MOUNTAINS:
‘Room Zintan operations’:
Zintan now: thunderstorm and very heavy rain
Oh God, make him Geetha Moghaitha Blessed Mraia useful harmless.
‘Room Zintan operations’ :
Minutes of the agreement between Rishvana and al-Zuwahra under the auspices of the ‘Commission on Reconciliation and Dialogue’ with al-Zintan, al-Rajaban, and al-Osabah.
Thank God my father by his grace on us is righteous.
‘Cane Petrhonh militia’ had kidnapped the child ‘Yousef Abdul dominant Huibi al-Naaja’ aged 14 years of al-Hillh Trabuls (school in TRIPOLI) almost two days ago and was found dead today and signs of torture upon him, in hospital Ali Omar Askar hospital in Asabieh.
Voices of shooting Asabieh and rally the ‘militia Mirghani’ area
for the militias Amqa of ‘Daash’.
COMPLEXES & FACTORIES
The Industrial Complex / Espiaa
The industrial complex / Esbeia is considered as one of the leading industrial castles in the field of mechanical industries in Libya.
An area of land of 40 Hectares inside fences was allocated for the complex among which 15 Hectares covered and it includes the production units represented in the industrial workshops, and the remaining area represents the service units such as energy generation units, industrial water desalination in lands, fuel stations in addition to the roads and car parking, and there is a residential village for the workers in the complex consisting of 100 houses and also an integrated health center with all its medical equipment.
The industrial complex / Esbeia contains more than 2000 industrial machines and equipment distributed in four production workshops and five service ones, they are:
Mechanical Works Workshop
This workshop covers an area of 2.5 hectares and it includes many of multi specialties production lines such as lathing, indexing, drilling, grinding, welding, heat treatment and galvanization which enable it to manufacture all spare arts according to the international specifications and so the spare parts distinguished with special specifications.
Moulds and Tools Workshop
The industrial complex / Esbeia is distinguished with a property of self provision of moulds, tools and the necessities assisting the production, and for this purpose, a workshop of an area 1.4 hectares was constructed, provided with 2 hundred very accurate machines for manufacturing of moulds, tools and other operations required by the production process.
Foundry and forging Workshop
This workshop is located on an area of 1.6 hectares and it is competent in the production of the casts and forgings of various types and sizes.
This workshop is divided into two main sections, they are:
Foundry section: this section contains many of the lines, most important of which:
– Steel melting line.
– Non ferric materials (such as copper and aluminum) casting line.
This section produces the forgings and semi manufactured materials and it contains No. (4) main forging line and a horizontal forging line by the closed forging technology and another free vertical forging line.
In addition to the technology of manufacturing the nuclei and manufacturing the wooden and metal patterns used in the pouring process.
Non Metallic (Rubber) Materials Manufacturing workshop
This workshop consist of many halls allocated for weighing and preparation of the raw materials involved in the production of the rubber industries and so lines for mixing, cutting and pressing the rubber, and the workshop produces No. (22) different types of mixtures of high quality specifications for the main program for manufacturing of seals.
Training and Vocational Rehabilitation Center
Due to the great and continuous need of the complex to training and rehabilitation of the technical and administrative cadres, raising the efficiency of the workers and convoying the scientific development, the complex was provided with the training and rehabilitation center which act for assuring its needs in various specialties of lathing – indexing – grinding – welding – carpentry – forging – electricity – filing – general mechanics and it contains No. (108) various machines and it contains No. (8) study classes of capacity (165) trainees provided with illustration means and the center is also provided with a scientific library in addition to a special class for vocational safety and a sport games hall, and it is capable to conduct technological technical courses for external authorities in various specialization where it is capable to follow up the scientific forums and lectures, carrying out the industrial researches and supervision of the graduation projects inside the complex by the students of the universities and higher institutes.
The complex also contains a number of laboratories belonged to the quality control management for controlling the quality of the products during the production processes, they are as follows:
The central laboratory for calibration of the measurement instruments: it contains equipment for calibrating the measurement supplies and equipment used for the control of the production quality.
Mechanical laboratory: for testing the mechanical properties.
Chemical laboratory: for carrying out all the chemical tests.
Galvanizing laboratory: for testing the chemical solutions and control of the Galvanized parts.
Spectrum analysis laboratory: for analyzing the various metals for recognition of the chemical compositions thereof.
Foundry sand laboratory: for testing the samples of sand used in casting and so testing the used mixtures of sand.
Rubber laboratory: for testing the rubber mixtures in respect to their chemical composition and the mechanical properties and the extent of their resistance to the natural circumstances.
CITY OF FIVE:
Tnzim ‘Daash’ adopts the mandate of Tripoli militias targeting ‘Roma Libya’ at the ‘Air Defense College Gate’ car bomb in City of Five.
Yesterday, Tnzim ‘Daash militia’ stormed a house belonging to ‘Abdul Nabi Abdul Qadir Dbnon’, and order him to vacate his house within 24 hours.
Misuratah militias prevent cargo trucks heading to the city
Sirte, from entering the city.
Daash organization through local radio, calls shopkeepers
to pay retail tax imposed on them for the benefit of the Court of Tax calculation.
A truck supposedly carrying flour, really has inside an arms shipment coming from the West for ‘al-Sharia/DAASH’, is heading toward Benghazi.
A rat-convoy of armed vehicles passing about 50 cars an hour before now passed through the school by side ‘victory Bdzezh Fatih’ district and then my ‘al-Soadin Street’, and turned me Sakra.
(Note: all cars Matmat and loss afloat.)
I hope attention to all the Liberal ..
(“Knight and Men”)
Security services on Monday stepped up efforts to locate two Serbian embassy staffers kidnapped the previous day in the Libyan coastal city of Sabratha, an Islamist stronghold.
“The investigation goes on. The state of alert raised on Sunday is still in place. We are actively searching for the two kidnapped Serbs,” said an official of Sabratha’s military council in charge of security.
“We’ve found a car which could belong to the kidnappers and we are still questioning the Libyan chauffeur of the two Serbs,” he told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The foreign ministry in Belgrade said the two embassy employees, a man and a woman, were snatched in Sabratha, 70 kilometres (42 miles) west of Tripoli, from a convoy of cars headed to the Tunisian border.
The pair were named as Sladjana Stankovic, in charge of communications, and her embassy driver, Jovica Stepic.
Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic has said Belgrade had “no information” about the identity of the kidnappers.
Serbia’s ambassador Oliver Potezica who witnessed the incident told Serbian media that masked assailants had “provoked an accident, hitting one of the embassy cars from the back” to carry out the abductions.
One attacker had opened fire on a Libyan national in the convoy and hit him in the leg.
Sabratha’s municipal council, on its Facebook page, criticised the Serbian ambassador for having failed to give advance notice to local authorities of their travel plans.
This had allowed the kidnapping to take place, it said, adding that the council did not have any information on the kidnapped pair’s state of health or where they were being held.
In contrast, “once local authorities had been informed… security was provided to escort the Serbian ambassador and his delegation safely” to the border crossing with Tunisia, it said.
A militia alliance including Wahhabi-Islamists overran Tripoli in August 2014, establishing a rival government and parliament that forced the internationally recognised administration to flee to the country’s remote east in Tobruk and Casablanca.
Belgrade maintains an embassy in Tripoli and Serbian citizens, mostly doctors and other medical staff as well as construction workers, have been working in Libya for decades due to close bilateral relations during the Great Jamahiriya.
Sabratha is on the edge of a region known as Jefara, which analysts say is home to many imported (Kharijite) extremists which make a living from smuggling and trafficking.
In June, after a Tunisian student armed with an assault rifle mowed down 38 tourists at a beach resort in his country, Tunisia’s secretary of state for security said the shooter had been trained in Sabratha.
Serbia sent a team of experts to seek the release of its embassy staff kidnapped in Libya.
After Being Checkmated on His Support of ISIS in Syria by Vladimir Putin, Obama Bringing Hundreds of Thousands of Them to the U. S. A.
Russia’s Vladimir Putin has decided to go after ISIS in Syria, since Barack Obama not only refuses to fight terrorist organizations, but has been supporting them since taking office.
If you follow world events and politics, you know the Arab Spring riots across the Mid-East in 2010 resulted in the Muslim Brotherhood taking power in Egypt for a short time, until the people there revolted and kicked them out. The whole uprising was a direct result of American influence by the CIA and US funding and arms supplies to various terrorist organizations to seize control of legitimate state governments.
In 2011, we witnessed the invasion of Libya by NATO forces, led by the US and designed specifically to dispose of Muammar al-Qathafi and destroy the Great Jamahiriya and replace Libya with an al-Qaeda government. The (so-called) ‘rebels’ fighting the the Great Jamahiriya were al-Qaeda terrorists.
In 2012, President Obama and John McCain tried every trick in the book to gain approval to bomb the Assad government in Syria to help their terrorist buddies gain control of the government. Terrorist factions fighting in Syria to oust the Assad government consisted of various groups from the Muslim Brotherhood to Al Qaeda.
Since the Obama Administration was unable to gain enough support for the bombing campaign, he then began a massive support of these terrorist factions in the form of sending them billions of US dollars, billions in arms and equipment and military training in Jordan in 2012. Even going as far as dropping them supplies disguised as mistakes were carried out. The Obama Administration even helped on the battlefield by bombing Syrian government targets for them.
Today, we know these Syrian terrorist rebels as ISIS. Thus, we should have a clear understanding that ISIS is Obama’s army from the top down, hence why the Obama Administration refuses to fight them.
These facts bring us to our recent problem of the mostly Syrian refugee crisis of which it is estimated that over one million fled their country seeking asylum in mostly Europe and the United States. Ironically, most of these so called refugees are men between 18 and 35 years of age. What this tells us is most of these refugees are, in reality, ISIS and other terrorist organization fighters.
The sudden massive exodus of these terrorists is happening because the Obama Administration had to make sure his army of terrorists was evacuated from Syria before the Russian military obliterated them.
Now, Obama wants to assure that the US will absorb over a hundred thousand of these false refugees.
With Russia now entering the fight against terrorism in the form of military intervention in Syria, the Obama Administration’s 7 years of supporting them and creating their own terrorist organization in the form of ISIS has come to an end.
Now, the President wants the American people to pay the price by allowing a massive invasion of ISIS soldiers into the US under the guise of refugees.
Exactly the same had been done to the peace loving people of the Muslim world. They were considering such practices by the US as one of the worst results of unilateral world power. Therefore when Vladimir Putin announced that he will not allow the United States, ‘NATO’ and their allies to remove the legitimate Syrian government, the people, especially those of the Muslim world who were trapped on both sides, felt a great relief.
The Muslim who was liberal but living close to the West was considered a potential threat, therefore, they were, in all probability going to be killed.
Thus when Russia decided to return via a disconnected role on the international scene, it was welcomed by many who measured it as a long awaited breakthrough.
The Russian President in his historical speech at ‘UNGA’, exclaimed that ‘everyone knows that ISIS was a specially created force for their own personal vested interest’. Saudi Arabia is a financial supporter of ISIS and weapons were provided by the US. Many were even claiming that so called Syrian rebellions fighting against the Syrian government had received training from Israeli commandos and were fighting alongside ISIS. Even today there are reports that the ISIS militants escaping from Mujahedeen fighter launches Stinger missile in Afganistan.
Syria are being giving refuge in Turkey and Saudi Arabia, though many ISIS culprits it is believed are heading towards Mosul in Iraq. While everyone knows that the British and US army and their fighter planes were provided to fight ISIS a number of months ago, then how is that ISIS members are confidently going back to Mosul and other Iraqi areas which are not yet in their control? Why are the British and US army not attacking them en route to Mosul?
It is now very obvious that ‘ISIS’, the ‘Taliban’ and ‘al-Qaeda’ will also be used against Russia in the Middle East, Afghanistan, South East and Central Asia, one way or another.
The US President has already extended the time period of the US and NATO Army occupation in Afghanistan. On the second day of this announcement, the Russian President stated that he will deploy 80,000 Russian Army troops around the Afghanistan border in Tajikistan, as he has demonstrated a fear that terrorists from Afghanistan may slip into Central Asian countries and ultimately become a threat to Russian interests. Despite this, it is still not known what the US will do in this respect. The United States may take action as a result, but it is beyond doubt a new Cold War has started and that the world will be divided into two groups. Despite this there will be no ideological War between the two superpowers but that of principle values which will be defined by each according to their own interests. But it could not be ignored that another voice will always be there to be heard lest it fall “on deaf ears.”
Courtesy: Sattar Rind
“The second phase of the ‘Cold War’ started on 30 September 2015 when Vladimir Putin gave his speech at the ‘United Nations General Assembly’ (‘UNGA’).”
by Steven MacMillan
03 October 2015
Putin also points out that ISIS did not just magically appear out of thin air, but the group was, “forged as a tool against ‘undesirable’ (to the USA) regimes”:
“Besides, the Islamic State itself did not just come from nowhere; it was also initially forged as a tool against undesirable ( for U.S. policy) regimes.”
Putin stated that,
“we cannot allow these criminals who have already tasted blood to return back home and continue their evil doings…
Russia has always been consistently fighting against terrorism in all its forms. Today, we provide military and technical assistance both to Iraq and Syria and many other countries of the region who are fighting terrorist groups.
We think it is an enormous mistake to refuse to cooperate with the Syrian government and its armed forces, who are valiantly fighting terrorism face to face.
We should finally acknowledge that no one but President Assad’s armed forces and Kurdish militia are truly fighting Islamic State and other terrorist organizations in Syria”
The Russia President stated the solution to the scourge of ISIS is to,
“create a genuinely broad international coalition against terrorism” in accordance with “international law”, which “similar to the anti-Hitler coalition, could unite a broad range of forces”.
“The desire to explore new geopolitical areas is still present among some of our colleagues,” Putin said.
“First they continued their policy of expanding NATO,” he said, following the collapse of the Soviet Union, “they offered post-Soviet countries a false choice – either to be with the West or with the East.
Sooner or later this logic of confrontation was bound to spark off a grave geopolitical crisis.
This is exactly what happened in Ukraine where the discontent of the population with the current authorities was used and a military coup was orchestrated from outside that triggered civil war as a result.”
Russia’s leader maintained that the solution to the Ukrainian crisis is,
“through the full and faithful implementation of the Minsk accords“.
“We are confident that only through full and faithful implementation of the Minsk agreements of 12 February 2015, can we put an end to the bloodshed and find a way out of the deadlock.
Ukraine’s territorial integrity cannot be ensured by threats and the force of arms. What is needed is a genuine consideration of the interests and rights of people in the Donbass region, and respect for their choice.”
What is blatantly clear from listening to both leaders’ speeches is that the moral leader of the world resides in Russia.
PICTURE ABOVE: Putin refuses to shake the devil-OBAMA‘s hand
Secret Pentagon Report Reveals U.S.A. “Created” ‘DAASH’ As A “Tool” To Overthrow Syria’s President Assad
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 24/05/2015 15:20 -0400
From the first sudden, and quite dramatic, appearance of the fanatical Islamic group known as ISIS which was largely unheard of until a year ago, on the world’s stage and which promptly replaced the worn out and tired al-Qaeda as the world’s terrorist bogeyman, we suggested that the “straight to beheading YouTube clip” purpose behind the Saudi Arabia-funded Islamic State was a simple one: use the Jihadists as the vehicle of choice to achieve a political goal: depose of Syria’s president Assad, who for years has stood in the way of a critical Qatari natural gas pipeline, one which could dethrone Russia as Europe’s dominant – and belligerent – source of energy, reaching an interim climax with the unsuccessful Mediterranean Sea military build up of 2013, which nearly resulted in quasi-world war.
The narrative and the plotline were so transparent, even Russia saw right through them. Recall from September of last year:
If the West bombs Islamic State militants in Syria without consulting Damascus, LiveLeak reports that the anti-ISIS alliance may use the occasion to launch airstrikes against President Bashar Assad’s forces, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Clearly comprehending that Obama’s new strategy against ISIS in Syria is all about pushing the Qatar pipeline through (as was the impetus behind the 2013 intervention push), Russia is pushing back noting that the it isusing ISIS as a pretext for bombing Syrian government forcesand warning that “such a development would lead to a huge escalation of conflict in the Middle East and North Africa.”
But it’s one thing to speculate; it’s something entirely different to have hard proof.
And while speculation was rife that just like the CIA-funded al Qaeda had been used as a facade by the US to achieve its own geopolitical and national interests over the past two decades, so ISIS was nothing more than al Qaeda 2.0, there was no actual evidence of just this.
That may all have changed now when a declassified secret US government document obtained by the public interest law firm, Judicial Watch, shows that Western governments deliberately allied with al-Qaeda and other Islamist extremist groups to topple Syrian dictator Bashir al-Assad.
According to investigative reporter Nafeez Ahmed in Medium, the “leaked document reveals that in coordination with the Gulf states and Turkey, the West intentionally sponsored violent Islamist groups to destabilize Assad, despite anticipating that doing so could lead to the emergence of an ‘Islamic State’ in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
According to the newly declassified US document, the Pentagon foresaw the likely rise of the ‘Islamic State’ as a direct consequence of the strategy, but described this outcome as a strategic opportunity to “isolate the Syrian regime.”
And not just that: as we reported last week, now that ISIS is running around the middle east, cutting people’s heads of in 1080p quality and Hollywood-quality (perhaps literally) video, the US has a credible justification to sell billions worth of modern, sophisticated weapons in the region in order to “modernize” and “replenish” the weapons of such US allies as Saudi Arabia, Israel and Iraq.
But that the US military-industrial complex is a winner every time war breaks out anywhere in the world (usually with the assistance of the CIA) is clear to everyone by now. What wasn’t clear is just how the US predetermined the current course of events in the middle east.
Now, thanks to the following declassified report, we have a far better understanding of not only how current events in the middle east came to be, but what America’s puppermaster role leading up to it all, was.
From Nafeez Ahmed: Secret Pentagon report reveals West saw ISIS as strategic asset Anti-ISIS coalition knowingly sponsored violent extremists to ‘isolate’ Assad, rollback ‘Shia expansion’, originally posted in Medium.
The revelations contradict the official line of Western government on their policies in Syria, and raise disturbing questions about secret Western support for violent extremists abroad, while using the burgeoning threat of terror to justify excessive mass surveillance and crackdowns on civil liberties at home.
Among the batch of documents obtained by Judicial Watch through a federal lawsuit, released earlier this week, is a US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) document then classified as “secret,” dated 12th August 2012.
The DIA provides military intelligence in support of planners, policymakers and operations for the US Department of Defense and intelligence community.
So far, media reporting has focused on the evidence that the Obama administration knew of arms supplies from a Libyan terrorist stronghold to rebels in Syria.
Some outlets have reported the US intelligence community’s internal prediction of the rise of ISIS. Yet none have accurately acknowledged the disturbing details exposing how the West knowingly fostered a sectarian, al-Qaeda-driven rebellion in Syria.
Charles Shoebridge, a former British Army and Metropolitan Police counter-terrorism intelligence officer, said:
“Given the political leanings of the organisation that obtained these documents, it’s unsurprising that the main emphasis given to them thus far has been an attempt to embarrass Hillary Clinton regarding what was known about the attack on the US ‘consulate’ (spy and gun-running center) in Benghazi in 2012. However, the documents also contain far less publicized revelations that raise vitally important questions of the West’s governments and media in their support of Syria’s rebellion.”
The West’s Wahabbi-‘Islamists’:
The newly declassified DIA document from 2012 confirms that the main component of the anti-Assad ‘rebel’ forces by this time comprised Wahhabi-Islamist insurgents affiliated to groups that would lead to the emergence of ISIS/DAASH. Despite this, these groups were to continue receiving support from Western militaries and their regional allies.
Noting that “the Wahhabi [sic], the ‘Muslim’ Brotherhood, and AQI [al-Qaeda in Iraq] are the major forces driving the insurgency in Syria,” the document states that “the West, Gulf countries, and Turkey support the opposition,” while Russia, China and Iran “support the [Assad] regime.”
The 7-page DIA document states that al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), the precursor to the ‘Islamic State in Iraq,’ (ISI) which became the ‘Islamic State in Iraq and Syria,’ “supported the Syrian opposition from the beginning, both ideologically and through the media.”
The formerly secret Pentagon report notes that the “rise of the insurgency in Syria” has increasingly taken a “sectarian direction,” attracting diverse support from Sunni “religious and tribal powers” across the region.
In a section titled ‘The Future Assumptions of the Crisis,’ the DIA report predicts that while Assad’s regime will survive, retaining control over Syrian territory, the crisis will continue to escalate “into proxy war.”
The document also recommends the creation of “safe havens under international sheltering, similar to what transpired in Libya when Benghazi was chosen as the command centre for the temporary government.”
In Libya, anti-Great Jamahiriya rebels, most of whom were al-Qaeda affiliated militias, were protected by NATO ‘safe havens’ (aka ‘no fly zones’).
‘Supporting powers want’ ISIS entity
In a strikingly prescient prediction, the Pentagon document explicitlyforecasts the probable declaration of “an Islamic State through its union with other terrorist organizations in Iraq and Syria.”
Nevertheless, “Western countries, the Gulf states and Turkey are supporting these efforts” by Syrian “opposition forces” fighting to “control the eastern areas (Hasaka and Der Zor), adjacent to Western Iraqi provinces (Mosul and Anbar)”:
“… there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Wahabi Principality in eastern Syria (Hasaka and Der Zor), and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime, which is considered the strategic depth of the Shia expansion (Iraq and Iran).”
The secret Pentagon document thus provides extraordinary confirmation that the US-led coalition currently fighting ISIS, had three years ago welcomed the emergence of an extremist “Wahhabi Principality” in the region as a way to undermine Assad, and block off the strategic expansion of Iran. Crucially, Iraq is labeled as an integral part of this “Shia expansion.”
The establishment of such a “Wahhabi Principality” in eastern Syria, the DIA document asserts, is “exactly” what the “supporting powers to the [Syrian] opposition want.” Earlier on, the document repeatedly describes those “supporting powers” as “the West, Gulf countries, and Turkey.”
Further on, the document reveals that Pentagon analysts were acutely aware of the dire risks of this strategy, yet ploughed ahead anyway.
The establishment of such a “Wahhabi Principality” in eastern Syria, it says, would create “the ideal atmosphere for AQI to return to its old pockets in Mosul and Ramadi.” Last summer, ISIS conquered Mosul in Iraq, and just this month has also taken control of Ramadi.
Such a quasi-state entity will provide:
“… a renewed momentum under the presumption of unifying the jihad among Sunni Iraq and Syria, and the rest of the Sunnis in the Arab world against what it considers one enemy. ISI could also declare an Islamic State through its union with other terrorist organizations in Iraq and Syria, which will create grave danger in regards to unifying Iraq and the protection of territory.”
The 2012 DIA document is an Intelligence Information Report (IIR), not a “finally evaluated intelligence” assessment, but its contents are vetted before distribution. The report was circulated throughout the US intelligence community, including to the State Department, Central Command, the Department of Homeland Security, the CIA, FBI, among other agencies.
In response to my questions about the strategy, the British government simply denied the Pentagon report’s startling revelations of deliberate Western sponsorship of violent extremists in Syria. A British Foreign Office spokesperson said:
“AQ and ISIL are proscribed terrorist organisations. The UK opposes all forms of terrorism. AQ, ISIL, and their affiliates pose a direct threat to the UK’s national security. We are part of a military and political coalition to defeat ISIL in Iraq and Syria, and are working with international partners to counter the threat from AQ and other terrorist groups in that region. In Syria we have always supported those moderate opposition groups who oppose the tyranny of Assad and the brutality of the extremists.”
The DIA did not respond to request for comment.
Strategic asset for regime-change
Security analyst Shoebridge, however, who has tracked Western support for Islamist terrorists in Syria since the beginning of the war, pointed out that the secret Pentagon intelligence report exposes fatal contradictions at the heart of official pronunciations:
“Throughout the early years of the Syria crisis, the US and UK governments, and almost universally the West’s mainstream media, promoted Syria’s rebels as moderate, liberal, secular, democratic, and therefore deserving of the West’s support. Given that these documents wholly undermine this assessment, it’s significant that the West’s media has now, despite their immense significance, almost entirely ignored them.”
According to Brad Hoff, a former US Marine who served during the early years of the Iraq War and as a 9/11 first responder at the Marine Corps Headquarters in Battalion Quantico from 2000 to 2004, the just released Pentagon report for the first time provides stunning affirmation that:
“US intelligence predicted the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), but instead of clearly delineating the group as an enemy, the report envisions the terror group as a US strategic asset.”
Hoff, who is managing editor of Levant Report — ?an online publication run by Texas-based educators who have direct experience of the Middle East?—?points out that the DIA document “matter-of-factly” states that the rise of such an extremist Wahhabi political entity in the region offers a “tool for regime change in Syria.”
The DIA intelligence report shows, he said, that the rise of ISIS only became possible in the context of the Syrian insurgency?—?“there is no mention of US troop withdrawal from Iraq as a catalyst for Islamic State’s rise, which is the contention of innumerable politicians and pundits.” The report demonstrates that:
“The establishment of a ‘Wahhabi Principality’ in Eastern Syria is ‘exactly’ what the external powers supporting the opposition want (identified as ‘the West, Gulf Countries, and Turkey’) in order to weaken the Assad government.”
The rise of a Wahhabi quasi-state entity that might expand into Iraq, and fracture that country, was therefore clearly foreseen by US intelligence as likely?—?but nevertheless strategically useful?—?blowback from the West’s commitment to “isolating Syria.”
Critics of the US-led strategy in the region have repeatedly raised questions about the role of coalition allies in intentionally providing extensive support to Islamist terrorist groups in the drive to destabilize the Assad regime in Syria.
The conventional wisdom is that the US government did not retain sufficient oversight on the funding to anti-Assad rebel groups, which was supposed to be monitored and vetted to ensure that only ‘moderate’ groups were supported.
However, the newly declassified Pentagon report proves unambiguously that years before ISIS launched its concerted offensive against Iraq, the US intelligence community was fully aware that Islamist militants constituted the core of Syria’s sectarian insurgency.
Despite that, the Pentagon continued to support the Islamist insurgency, even while anticipating the probability that doing so would establish an extremist Wahhabi stronghold in Syria and Iraq.
As Shoebridge told me, “The documents show that not only did the US government at the latest by August 2012 know the true extremist nature and likely outcome of Syria’s rebellion”?—?namely, the emergence of ISIS?—?“but that this was considered an advantage for US foreign policy. This also suggests a decision to spend years in an effort to deliberately mislead the West’s public, via a compliant media, into believing that Syria’s rebellion was overwhelmingly ‘moderate.’”
Annie Machon, a former MI5 intelligence officer who blew the whistle in the 1990s on MI6 funding of al-Qaeda to assassinate Libya’s spiritual-leader Colonel al-Qathafi, similarly said of the revelations:
“This is no surprise to me. Within individual countries there are always multiple intelligence agencies with competing agendas.”
She explained that MI6’s Libya operation in 1996, which resulted in the deaths of innocent people, “happened at precisely the time when MI5 was setting up a new section to investigate al-Qaeda.”
This strategy was repeated on a grand scale in the 2011 NATO intervention in Libya, said Machon, where the CIA and MI6 were:
“… supporting the very same Libyan groups, resulting in a failed state, mass murder, displacement and anarchy. So the idea that elements of the American military-security complex have enabled the development of ISIS after their failed attempt to get NATO to once again ‘intervene’ is part of an established pattern. And they remain indifferent to the sheer scale of human suffering that is unleashed as a result of such game-playing.”
Divide and rule
Several US government officials have conceded that their closest allies in the anti-ISIS coalition were funding violent extremist Islamist groups that became integral to ISIS.
US Vice President Joe Biden, for instance, admitted last year that Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar and Turkey had funneled hundreds of millions of dollars to Islamist rebels in Syria that metamorphosed into ISIS.
But he did not admit what this internal Pentagon document demonstrates?—?that the entire covert strategy was sanctioned and supervised by the US, Britain, France, Israel and other Western powers.
The strategy appears to fit a policy scenario identified by a recent US Army-commissioned RAND Corp report.
The report, published four years before the DIA document, called for the US “to capitalise on the Shia-Sunni conflict by taking the side of the conservative Sunni regimes in a decisive fashion and working with them against all Shiite empowerment movements in the Muslim world.”
The US would need to contain “Iranian power and influence” in the Gulf by “shoring up the traditional Sunni regimes in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Pakistan.” Simultaneously, the US must maintain “a strong strategic relationship with the Iraqi Shiite government” despite its Iran alliance.
The RAND report confirmed that the “divide and rule” strategy was already being deployed “to create divisions in the jihadist camp. Today in Iraq such a strategy is being used at the tactical level.”
The report observed that the US was forming “temporary alliances” with al-Qaeda affiliated “nationalist insurgent groups” that have fought the US for four years in the form of “weapons and cash.” Although these nationalists “have cooperated with al-Qaeda against US forces,” they are now being supported to exploit “the common threat that al-Qaeda now poses to both parties.”
The 2012 DIA document, however, further shows that while sponsoring purportedly former al-Qaeda insurgents in Iraq to counter al-Qaeda, Western governments were simultaneously arming al-Qaeda insurgents in Syria.
The revelation from an internal US intelligence document that the very US-led coalition supposedly fighting ‘Islamic State’ today, knowingly created ISIS in the first place, raises troubling questions about recent government efforts to justify the expansion of state anti-terror powers.
In the wake of the rise of ISIS, intrusive new measures to combat extremism including mass surveillance, the Orwellian ‘prevent duty’ and even plans to enable government censorship of broadcasters, are being pursued on both sides of the Atlantic, much of which disproportionately targets activists, journalists and ethnic minorities, especially Muslims.
Yet the new Pentagon report reveals that, contrary to Western government claims, the primary cause of the threat comes from their own deeply misguided policies of secretly sponsoring Islamist terrorism for dubious geopolitical purposes.
Dr Nafeez Ahmed is an investigative journalist, bestselling author and international security scholar. A former Guardian writer, he writes the ‘System Shift’ column for VICE’s Motherboard, and is also a columnist for Middle East Eye. He is the winner of a 2015 Project Censored Award, known as the ‘Alternative Pulitzer Prize’, for Outstanding Investigative Journalism for his Guardian work, and was selected in the Evening Standard’s ‘Power 1,000’ most globally influential Londoners.
Nafeez has also written for The Independent, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Scotsman, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, Quartz, Prospect, New Statesman, Le Monde diplomatique, New Internationalist, Counterpunch, Truthout, among others. He is the author of A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save It (2010), and the scifi thriller novel ZERO POINT, among other books. His work on the root causes and covert operations linked to international terrorism officially contributed to the 9/11 Commission and the 7/7 Coroner’s Inquest.
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