Iraqi TV Speculates That ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi Is Serverly Wounded By Airstrike In Syria

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Iraqi TV Speculates That ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi Is Serverly Wounded By Airstrike In Syria

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is believed to be “clinically dead” after an Iraqi airstrike targeted a meeting of ISIS leaders in Syria last June, Iraqi TV channel AlSumaria reported on August 13 citing own source.

“Iraqi warplanes carried out an airstrike inside Syrian territory in June, targeting a meeting of ISIS leaders, where the group’s chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was present,” the TV channel quoted the source as saying. “The strike also left a large number of Islamic State commanders dead and wounded.”

The source further claimed that the airstrike left al-Baghdadi serverly wounded and incapable of assuming his duties, thus forcing the group’s leaders to choose Abu Othman al-Tunisi to succeed him. The source also claimed that this decision caused a rift within the remaining ISIS commanders.

The problem of this report is that AlSumaria and its source have provided no evidence to confirm it so far. Furthermore, AlSumaria has already been involved in spreading overestimated reports about the ISIS casualties in Syria and Iraq.

So, the situation will remain unclear until some side is able to provide real evidence of the terrorist group leader’s wounds or death.

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  • Karim Al Ahamadi

    I have found AlSumaria pretty reliable, but what do I know.
    The National Iraqi media is just………………….. URGHHHHH

    • Concrete Mike

      Oufff buddy, its the same all around the world , i view media as self masturbating whores.

  • SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

    Personally, I don’t believe al-Baghdadi exists.

    • Barba_Papa

      He probably does exist. After all, so did Osama. Whether or not he is already dead, alive, or wounded, that we don’t know. And personally I don’t think it matters that much, as he did not attain the same mythical status that Osama did.

    • as

      When the Russia announced that Al baghdadi is either wounded or killed in it’s airstrikes last year his whereabouts and presence became dodgy like Bin laden.

  • Gregory Casey

    The pity is he’s not dead and burning for all eternity in the fires of Hell

  • Saaed Wayan

    Oh man. It would be someone who moves news and reports here from the heart of Isis. He knows all the details. I am sure that the Iraqi and Syrian governments are the same as Isis and Iran. You should always remember that Iran is called the Islamic State.

  • northerntruthseeker .

    You have to love the audacity in all this… They keep digging up this “Baghdadi” fraud and US operative from time to time just to keep the fraud “ISIS” hoax alive…

  • Rodney Loder

    Lest we forget al-Baghdadi in 2014 split the al-Nusrah Front, back then we were witnessing mass demonstrations (expecting NATO bombing to commence immediately) in the FSA held territory with hundres of thousands of demonstrators chanting “we are all al-Nusrah for al-Nurash to be taken off the designated terrorist list and receive overt Western aid, which the Obama was inclined to do but for public pressure at home.

    They changed, – ” we are all al-Nurash ” .

    In Washington Brother Baghdadi was a much better option than NATO bombing.

    However immediatly after breaking with Ayman al-Zawahiri in 2014 Brother Baghdadi started head chopping Westerners, which caused Shock and Awe to set in, which was the only reason Putin had the balls to engage September 2015, Obama was caught flat footed and Putin stepped up to the mark.
    Assad is deeply indebted to my fallen Comrade.

    • Concrete Mike

      I think a tipping point for russia was when the airliner was bombed in sinai. We never talk about that event, i feel it was the last straw for russia.

      What do you think?

      • Rodney Loder

        Flight 9268 244 civilian passengers murdered (23 minutes into the flight) probably by Mossad Sisi blamed ISIS December 2015, a lot of lies were told and all culminated into a ” bomb on board” of course IS claimed responsibility for recruitment purposes, no way could anyone get a bomb onto flight leaving from anywhere in the Middle East, let alone in a can of pineapple juice.

        If you fly into and out of the ME and you know what I say is true, it was Netanyahu helping out with IS recruitment.

        But then almost exactly one year later (Dec 26 2016) a Russian airliner was shot down over the Black Sea only minutes (2) after leaving Sochi on a visit to Syria, 92 people murdered, the Russian Military Choir was on route for Christmas spectacular in Palmyra, Russians have Christmas in January not December.

        Because this Sochi tragidy followed the Russian Ambassador being shot in the back by a Turkish assassin December 19, 2016 people thought it was likely a Turkish manpad was used before the flight has reached a safe altitude and a Turk was responsible.

        Same with flight 9268 244

        However at the time there was a massive Obama propagandist push to do two things turn Turkey into a Russian adversary and to prove earlier predictions that Russia would pay a price inflicted by IS for Syrian intervention * “which was one year and three months prior to these three events”.

        I think Putin believes it was Mossad as they has opportunity and purpose to bring down the two airliners.

        CIA would simply pass the job on to Mossad, Putin knows this.

        • John Whitehot

          the egypt airliner is a well proven terror act that occurred after the beginning of Russian intervention in Syria.

          The tu-154 has been an accident, the investigation report is publicly available and it states that the pilots have become disoriented at night and in bad weather.

          • Rodney Loder

            There was a bright flash recorded on surveillance cameras, I just checked it’s still on Wikipedia 2016 Russian Ministry Tupolev Tu-154 crash. I heard it from others namely RT’s Cross Talk that it was commonly accepted shot down but didn’t want to admit it because then you have to do something or face public ridicule, but I don’t know for sure about anythin, I get most stuff right by intuition, I used to have a contact in Heaven feeding me information, but what happened was, well hummmmm there was this other girl, it’s a familiar story.

          • John Whitehot

            “There was a bright flash recorded on surveillance cameras”

            During thunderstorms, lightening occurs.
            It happens all the time.

          • Rodney Loder

            I think that would be an immediate recognition, anyhow check out EgyptionAir Flight 804 . 18 th. May 2016, an Airbus leaving Charles de Gaulle Airport headed for Cairo International Airport.

            The same time frame as other disasters we’re discussing, a programme of political persuasion was under way. I think Flight 804 went down because Sisi broke from More’s anti Assad agenda about 2 years earlier and the message was cranking up the Muslim Brotherhood by giving them a shot (hypodermic) in the arm.

            No distress call, why not?.
            Smoke from the dunny would set off detectors with plenty of time for SOS.
            The flight lasted 3hours 25 minutes, crashed in the sea.

            The Economist reported “Egypt’s suggestion that a bomb brought the plane down lacks credibility”.

            Obvious cover-ups all 3, the thing about israel is that they got this license to kill because they must have a deterrent strategy in order to survive, the West accepts that probably only because the wars have been push overs up till now.

          • John Whitehot

            I agree with you that the investigation into the Egyptair flight has not been conducted with enough transparence.

            It’s also my opinion that, between Egypt and France, the first seem to be more honest about the circumstances of the accident.

            excerpt from aviationsafety:

            “According to Greek military authorities their primary radar showed the aircraft suddenly taking a 90 degree turn left, followed by a 360 degrees turn in the opposite direction as it descended from FL370 to FL150 before disappearing off radars.”

            “The Egyptian authorities found that:
            – The flight recorders stopped operating while the aircraft was in cruise at an altitude of 37,000 feet;
            – The aircraft systems sent ACARS messages indicating the presence of smoke in toilets and the avionics bay;
            – The data from the data recorder confirms these messages;
            – The playback of the cockpit voice recorder reveals, in particular, that the crew mentioned the existence of a fire on board;
            – Several pieces of debris were retrieved from the accident site. Some of these had signs of having been subject to high temperatures, and traces of soot.”

            The french came up with:

            “Contradicting the Egyptian finding, the French BEA considered that the most likely hypothesis was that a fire broke out in the cockpit while the aircraft was flying at its cruise altitude and that the fire spread rapidly resulting in the loss of control of the aircraft.”

            Their argument is weak, as it’s unlikely that the flight recorder cease functioning altogether at cruise altitude for a “fire in the cockpit”.

            “Obvious cover-ups all 3, the thing about israel is that they got this license to kill because they must have a deterrent strategy in order to survive, the West accepts that probably only because the wars have been push overs up till now.”

            Agreed.
            But in fact I wouldn’t be surprised if we are at the point where Israel directly commits acts of terrorism against western civilians to bend western governments to their will.

          • Rodney Loder

            I think investigations more or less have to be considered Security vetted if not composed, those two investigations that you highlighted even contradicting each other still point at a suicide bomber with some kind of incendiary device going into the toilet to terminate the flight, in 2008 Israel was certain GW Bush would invade Iran according to Benny Morris.

            Benny was saying if the US didn’t then “non conventional weaponry would have to be used” , that kind of talk was not uncommon then and Morris is no hard liner, I’m sure we haven’t heard that kind of chest beating recently, I think because, and I haven’t read it only heard about it but “Shir Hever” analysis in “The Privatization of Israeli Security” is accurate.

            I personally maintain the West will sit out a Golan War if Iran can do the same, that’s what Afghanistan is all about the Taliban could walk over NATO but Saudi Arabia is holding them back, they might even lose their patrons if Trump can be convinced to re-engage in Syria and Lebanon, I think IS in Afghanistan is really the Pakistan Taliban if you look up their history you’ll see anti-Wahhabi fingerprints, Bin Ladin was never Wahhabi, so KSA hasn’t got as much control as they think, Trump knows that or he would have been tempted by now.

            Maybe the Brotherhood can lock horns with the Wahhabi’s, not all Salafists are Wahhabi, ontside of Saudi Arabia none are, UAE don’t take it seriously.

          • John Whitehot

            “Bin Ladin was never Wahhabi”

            actually he has always been
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beliefs_and_ideology_of_Osama_bin_Laden

            “not all Salafists are Wahhabi”

            I think it’s semantics.
            Saudis are Salafists by definition.

            The word “wahabist” it’s synonimous with “salafist”, afaik being the persian word for it.

            For salafists, all the other sunnis and shias are Takfiris.

          • Rodney Loder

            Didn’t read your Whiki reference because they would say for sure that Bin Ladin was ambiguous at best, and they wouldn’t equate Bin Laden’s open anti Saudi Arabian Stand in 1990 with being anti Wahabbi.

            This is from the Indipendant.

            htps://www.independant.co.uk

            Titled -“Why we reject the West- by Osama bin-Ladin”.

            Quote.
            For bin- Ladin, the betrayal of the Saudi people began 24 years before his birth – (March 1957, seven years younger than me, he was cut down in his prime) – when Abul Aziz al-Saud proclaimed his kingdom in 1932.
            “The regime started under the flag of applying Islamic law and under his banner all the people of Saudi Arabia came th help the Saudi family take power.” – (But continued bin – Ladin) – “Abul Aziz did not apply Islamic law; the Country was set up for his family. Then after the discovery of petroleum, the Saudi regime found no other support ( meaning spiritual) so the money to make people rich and give them the services they wanted was used to make them satisfied”.

            Bin – Ladin is picking his teeth with a piece of milk wood ………. History – or his version of it – is the basis of almost all his remarks, and the pivotal date is 1990, the year Saddam Hussain invaded Kuwait.

            But it goes much deeper.

            Ahmad bin. Hanbal blessed by Allah with guidance and Ibn. Taymiyya the same, peace be upon them both and may Allah raise their status in Paradise, would never have sanctioned al-Saud and would for sure have saluted the true descendant of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuH) Hussein ibn. Ali. Who was appointed Grand Sharif of Mecca by Sultan Abul Hamid ll in 1908.

            Kings really have no place in Islam, but it’s the lesser of two evils in 1990 for bin – Ladin it became the greater of two evils when US troops entered the Holy Precincts.

            A good book to look at is “God’s Terrorists” by Charles Allen. Chapter 2 “The Puritan of the Desert” meaning Muhammad ibn. al – Wahhab born 1702 and brought al-Saud to Islam. In 1744 a partnership developed between Muhammad ibn. Saudi and al-Wahhab page 52.

          • Kira Binkley

            You, John W., remind me of someone I know from One Political Plaza. Goes by the moniker of “eagleye13”.

          • John Whitehot

            what similarities are there between this person and me?

            I don’t know the above site ,normally I don’t partake much in political discussions.

    • AlexanderAmproz

      When NATO/Zionist need front page for MSM mass manipulations and Muslims bashing,
      their proxy are requested to start head chopping Westerners
      or bombing Badian Buddha , Palmyra etc..
      It’s done under “Rebelles” NATO Officer request !

      • Rodney Loder

        “Rebellees” NATO Officer watch. !

        Understood.

        South Phillipines was an attempted Christian offensive that got rubbed out, Islam is stronger in the Phillipines now because there was no giveaways (external terror attacks) it was fough like a war that was scheduled to be lost on the field but won in the heart.

        Caucasia is better now all the loose cannons are wasted because they wasn’t tied down.

        • AlexanderAmproz

          MADE BY THE USA

          Manufacturing “Failed States”

          by Edward S. Herman

          The United States has mastered the art of undermining its targets by fomenting domestic terrorism, and then laying the responsibility on them for the crimes sponsored by Washington itself. This method affords it the possibility both to justify military intervention and to carry it out without risk. The well-oiled scheme described here by Edward S. Herman is now being applied in Syria.
          http://www.voltairenet.ORG/article175898.html
          =====================================

          Zbigniew Brzezinski, architect of the catastrophe in Afghanistan, dead at 89

          By Bill Van Auken

          29 May 2017

          Zbigniew Brzezinski, security adviser to Democratic President Jimmy Carter and a longtime proponent of an aggressive strategy for asserting US global hegemony, died Friday at the age of 89.

          During his four-year tenure in the Carter White House, Brzezinski was involved in a large number of criminal operations carried out by US imperialism around the globe, from support for the Shah’s attempts to drown the Iranian Revolution in blood to the initiation of a US policy in Central America that led to bloody counterinsurgency campaigns that claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands.

          Unquestionably, however, the greatest of these crimes, and one for which he proudly took credit, was the orchestration and support of a dirty war waged by Islamist mujahedeen against the Soviet-backed government of Afghanistan at the end of the 1970s.

          Born into an aristocratic Polish family that was forced to take refuge in Canada, where his father was a diplomat at the outbreak of World War II, Brzezinski’s outlook and policies were grounded in a ferocious hatred of revolution, socialism and the Soviet Union.

          He was recruited into anti-Soviet operations while lecturing at Harvard University in the 1950s. He was among a delegation sent by the CIA through its front group, the “Independent Service for Information,” to intervene at a Soviet-backed world youth festival held in Vienna in 1959. He was described by contemporaries as the most anticommunist and provocative of those sent by the US intelligence agency.

          In the early 1970s, Brzezinski was tapped by David Rockefeller to head the Trilateral Commission, a body created to coordinate imperialist strategy between Washington, Western Europe and Japan. The commission, made up of influential business and political figures, in turn, threw its support behind the 1976 presidential campaign of Democrat Jimmy Carter, then governor of Georgia and seen as a Washington “outsider” who could provide a fresh face after the debacle of the administration of Richard Nixon and that of his successor, Gerald Ford. Members of the commission occupied key posts in the Carter administration, with Brzezinski as national security adviser exercising overwhelming influence over US foreign policy.

          It was in this position that Brzezinski authored one of the greatest crimes carried out by US imperialism in the 20th century, the instigation of a war in Afghanistan that has continued to ravage the country to this day.

          In its obituary of Brzezinski, the New York Times acknowledges that “his rigid hatred of the Soviet Union” had placed him “to the right of many Republicans, including Mr. Kissinger and President Richard M. Nixon.” It adds that under Carter he directed US policy with the aim of “thwarting Soviet expansionism at any cost…for better or worse.” As an example, it states, “He supported billions in military aid for Islamic militants fighting invading Soviet troops in Afghanistan.”

          This is a deliberate distortion of the real role played by Washington, its military and the CIA in Afghanistan, under Brzezinski’s direction.

          Brzezinski acknowledged in an interview with the French news magazine Le Nouvel Observateur in January 1998 that he initiated a policy in which the CIA covertly began arming the mujahedeen in July 1978—six months before Soviet troops intervened in Afghanistan—with the explicit aim of dragging the Soviet Union into a debilitating war.

          Asked, given the catastrophe unleashed upon Afghanistan and the subsequent growth of Islamist terrorist groups like Al Qaeda, whether he regretted the policy he championed in Afghanistan, Brzezinski replied:

          “Regret what? That secret operation was an excellent idea. It had the effect of drawing the Russians into the Afghan trap and you want me to regret it? The day that the Soviets officially crossed the border, I wrote to President Carter: We now have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam War. Indeed, for almost 10 years, Moscow had to carry on a war unsupportable by the government, a conflict that brought about the demoralization and finally the breakup of the Soviet empire.”

          Asked specifically whether he regretted the CIA’s collaboration with and arming of Islamist extremists, including Al Qaeda, in fomenting the war in Afghanistan, Brzezinski responded contemptuously: “What is most important to the history of the world? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some stirred-up Moslems or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the cold war?”

          In the four decades of nearly uninterrupted fighting that flowed from Brzezinski’s “excellent idea”—with nearly 9,000 US troops still on the ground and plans being set in motion to carry out another escalation—over 2 million Afghans have lost their lives and millions more have been turned into refugees.

          In the aftermath of the Moscow Stalinist bureaucracy’s formal dissolution of the Soviet Union in December 1991, Brzezinski refocused his long-standing maniacal hostility to the USSR toward a strategy to assert undisputed US hegemony over Eurasia.

          He was among the more influential imperialist strategists in shaping a policy of attempting to offset the long-term decline in the world position of American capitalism by resorting to Washington’s unchallenged supremacy in terms of military might. This turn would lead to unending wars in the Middle East and Central Asia designed to assert undisputed American dominance in the regions containing the lion’s share of the world’s oil and natural gas reserves.

          In an article published in the September-October 1997 issue of Foreign Affairs, Brzezinski argued:

          “Eurasia is the world’s axial supercontinent. A power that dominated Eurasia would exercise decisive influence over two of the world’s three most economically productive regions, Western Europe and East Asia. A glance at the map also suggests that a country dominant in Eurasia would almost automatically control the Middle East and Africa. With Eurasia now serving as the decisive geopolitical chessboard, it no longer suffices to fashion one policy for Europe and another for Asia. What happens with the distribution of power on the Eurasian landmass will be of decisive importance to America’s global primacy and historical legacy … In a volatile Eurasia, the immediate task is to ensure that no state or combination of states gains the ability to expel the United States or even diminish its decisive role.”

          Expanding on this thesis in his book The Grand Chessboard, Brzezinski voiced his concern about the major obstacle to Washington pursuing such an aggressive drive for hegemony: the hostility of the vast majority of the American people to war.

          He wrote: “… America is too democratic at home to be autocratic abroad. This limits the use of America’s power, especially its capacity for military intimidation. Never before has a populist democracy attained international supremacy. But the pursuit of power is not a goal that commands popular passion, except in conditions of a sudden threat or challenge to the public’s sense of domestic well-being. The economic self-denial (that is, defense spending) and the human sacrifices (casualties even among professional soldiers) required in the effort are uncongenial to democratic instincts. Democracy is inimical to imperial mobilization.” [The Grand Chessboard, Basic Books, pp. 35-36].

          Four years later, on September 11, 2001, the “sudden threat or challenge to the public’s sense of domestic well-being” that the former national security adviser saw as a necessary precondition for launching a global campaign of American militarism was served up by the very forces that he and the CIA had promoted in Afghanistan. Al Qaeda, with its historic ties to US intelligence, claimed credit for the attacks on New York City and Washington, which were carried out by individuals who were able to move remarkably unhindered in and out of the US.

          Brzezinski was a virulent opponent of revolution, socialism and any challenge to the existing capitalist order from the left. In 1968, during the mass protests against the Vietnam War, he wrote in the New Republic that students should be prevented from protesting by locking them up, adding that if the protests’ “leadership cannot be physically liquidated, it can at least be expelled from the country.”

          In more recent years, particularly in the wake of the meltdown of the global capitalist financial system in 2008, Brzezinski has repeatedly warned of the “growing risk of class hatred” and the danger of radicalization among young people under conditions of unsustainable levels of social inequality.

          In his 2012 book Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power, he wrote: “Populations of young adults… are especially explosive when combined with the revolution in communication technology.” He continued: “Often educated but unemployed, their resulting frustration and alienation” leaves them “susceptible to ideological agitation and revolutionary mobilization.”

          In a television interview that year, he warned that a growing “sense of social injustice can be terribly demoralizing and, politically in the long run, very dangerous.”

          While able to perceive this danger and issue his warnings, Brzezinski was no more able than any other representative of America’s capitalist ruling establishment to offer a rational, much less progressive, answer to the rising social and class conflicts that pose the threat of revolution.
          https://www.wsws.ORG/en/articles/2017/05/29/zbig-m29.html

          • Rodney Loder

            Why stop at 2012 when the latest edition of The Grand Chessboard has his 2016 written epilog, he must have died recently, poor bugger he’d be doing it hard now sure enough, but as a justice to Brzezinski and what could of 🐝 his last work must have been his Epilogue which is 3 pages the last page is headed Looking Beyond, he could have been looking into his grave because he changes his mind about Russia (Russia and the Soviet Union were always equated as being the same thing by Americans), quote.

            Faced with an evolving global structure, America must work to draw Russia into a larger West and simultaneously pressure a long-term geopolitical version that includes cooperation between the United States, China and Russia. end quote.

            I guess Trump gave up on Brzezinski’s imperialism at that stage, if only Brzezinski had of written his epilog in 2018 he could have influenced Trump be a bit more rational, maybe he was going to do just that, but Allah put His foot down and Brzezinski was swallowed up by the earth, I’m not sure exactly.

  • Omega

    Alive and well.
    Probably dead.
    Not dead but wounded.
    Dead again.
    Not dead but escaped.
    Wounded and almost dead.
    Alive but uncertain.
    Dead again.
    Back to life and well.

    The boogey man comedy writes itself.

    • Empire’s Frontiers

      To think, Jesus only had to do it once to impress every body.

      Show-business just ain’t what it used to be, eh?

  • Brother Ma

    Yeh sure! As if the USA does not know where ISIS meet but the Iraqis do and they actually bomb the place without a greenlight by Americans? No way! Story is fake or plausible deniability for UewSA to get rid of baghdadi .

  • gs1710

    Allah seems not to be in favour of him….

  • World_Eye

    Well things are based on informants from the inside the Baghdadi cell, so providing evidence of him is kinda hard I guess who is giving the intel to the Iraqi intelligence is not able to take pictures or videos on baghdadi but after all he maybe give words to some of the iraqis so they can know, but SF is technically right without evidence you can never know what is going on.

  • AlexanderAmproz

    http://www.voltairenet.ORG/article202418.html

    Seize the transnational corporations to rebuild Syria?

    by Thierry Meyssan

    President Trump won the election on his promise to overthrow financial capitalism and restore productive capitalism. From this standpoint, he considers that war damages owed to Syria should not be paid by the United States, but by transnational corporations. Is this revolution in international relations desirable or even possible?

    VOLTAIRE NETWORK | DAMASCUS (SYRIA) | 14 AUGUST 2018

    Henry Kravis at the Davos Forum. Close to John McCain, the founder of KKR is a member of the Council for Foreign Relations and the Bilderberg Group (of which his wife is an administrator). He employs General David Petraeus (ex-director of the CIA) with whom he organised the transfer of funds and weapons to Daesh. A long-term friend of Emmanuel Macron, he secretly financed his electoral campaign.

    114 member states of the « Friends of Syria » financed its destruction by the jihadists. But after they had failed, none of them want to pay anything for its reconstruction. However, they had no problem supporting the states who offer refuge to the Syrian refugees – given that, obviously, this was not a humanitarian gesture, but a means of draining off Syria’s human resources.

    Above all, they all hope to further enrich themselves by masking their crime and by obtaining reconstruction contracts.

    On 7 and 8 August, meeting in Beirut, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), estimated the minimal cost of reconstruction at 388 billion dollars. It should deliver a detailed report on the subject in September. Already, aware that what that country experienced had very little to do with a « civil war », but rather with a foreign aggression, it has announced the title of this report – Syria, 7 years at war. Meaning Syria, 7 years at war and not 7 years of war [1].

    By comparison, Lebanon, whose population is three times smaller, was only able to obtain 11 billion dollars of international aid during the CEDRE conference last April.

    The United States, which had been planning the war against Syria since 2004, does not want to part with a penny. According to the Trump administration, this war was created by the Bush Jr. administration and led by the Obama administration. However, these two administrations were not serving the interests of the US people, but those of a transnational financial class. Not only did they destroy Syria, but also the US economy. Thus it is not for Washington to pay, but these people and the transnational corporations directly implicated in the war.

    For example, the United States investment fund and rival of the Carlyle Group, Henry Kravis’ KKR (market value 150 billion dollars). It employs General David Petraeus and transferred funds and weapons to Al-Qaeda and Daesh [2]. Or Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota, which furnished all of Daesh’s new vehicles (market value 170 billion dollars) [3]. Or again, Caterpillar, the manufacturer of construction machines, which sold to the jihadists the tunnel-building machinery necessary for the construction of their underground networks (market value 76 billion dollars). Not to mention the Franco-Swiss cement producer Lafarge-Holcim, which produced 6 million tonnes of cement for the construction of their bunkers (market value 40 billion dollars) [4], etc.

    The engagement of these corporations in the implementation of Admiral Arthur Cebrowski’s plan to destroy the states and societies of the Greater Middle East can probably be explained by their certainty that they would thus gain access to the region’s natural resources, under the protection of the Western armies.

    Making the multinationals pay does not exclude obtaining damages from certain states like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar or Turkey, which financed, or certain of whose citizens publicly financed the jihadists.

    If the Syrian Arab Republic can gather the proof of their role during the war, it will be legally entitled to demand seizure before the tribunals of the country accommodating their headquarters. In the light of President Trump’s arguments, it should be possible for them to count on the support of the new US administration.

    It is therefore possible, even without managing to make the states pay, to collect the 388 billion dollars mentioned by the ESCWA.

    Àt the end of all wars which called for the payment of damages, national companies were seized. The novelty this time will be drawing the conclusions of economic globalisation and seizing the transnationals.

    Thierry Meyssan

    [1] “Damages resulting from war against Syria total 388 billion dollars. Who must pay?”, Translation Anoosha Boralessa, Voltaire Network, 9 August 2018.

    [2] “Billions of dollars’ worth of arms against Syria”, by Thierry Meyssan, Translation Pete Kimberley, Voltaire Network, 18 July 2017.

    [3] « Le département US du Trésor enquête sur les approvisionnements de Daesh », Réseau Voltaire, 8 octobre 2015.

    [4] “Revelations – Lafarge-Holcim’s jihad”, by Thierry Meyssan, Translation Pete Kimberley, Voltaire Network, 24 March 2017.

  • gustavo

    Speculations are just speculations. One requires facts.

    • John Whitehot

      facts are not accessible by ordinary people.

      we must therefore build connections with the little material we have. The risk of being mistaken is well worth the contribution to the general picture when we are not.

  • gustavo

    Who care about whether he is deat or alive, whether he has just one eye, whether his left arm is missing, whether his right foot big toe was removed……we only care that all terrorists should be death or in prison.

  • You can call me Al

    Not again. He died twice is Iraq, once in Syria in the last 18 months.

  • SurfshackTito (TheSecular)

    This is my take.
    Baghdadi cuz either

    (1) Is Already Dead
    (2) Doesn’t Exist
    or
    (3) Both
    I’m gonna go with number 3.

    • Ivan Freely

      The actor exists, probably living in Florida.

      • John Whitehot

        or buried in virginia.

  • Sime

    This reminds me of Sheikh Abu Mansoor Al-Amriki from Somalia (Al-Shahbab senior, the third in command and control of Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen (HASM), in charge of Finance, came from Minnesota back to homeland to play a bit with “Jihad”, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Mansoor_Al-Amriki). Officially he was killed ten (10) times. Even when “finally” he was killed, no prove was presented.

  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    dead or alive, doesnt matter much anymore, daesh is finished, although i prefer he dead :))

  • Ivan Freely

    Wounded? I thought he died.

  • Empire’s Frontiers

    Hard to be a wounded jihadi in the desert when you’ve been clean shaven on a beach the past few years.

  • John Whitehot

    Baghdadi died in a russian airstrike on Raqqa months ago, after Trump gave Putin the intel he received from Israel on Bagdadi’s whereabouts,, because for some reason, the US would not perform the strike on the ISIS leader.

  • Icarus Tanović

    This man doesn’t even exists! Nor he has ever.
    He’s Hollywood character.

  • Mountains

    People in here are either airheads or bots it’s impossible to believe otherwise. What the hell is the matter with this people. How in world are the US Allies with ISIS? can someone clarify this for me? first of all They completely levelled Raqqa and other areas where ISIS was in and second Nobody has fought groups like ISIS more then the US and nobody has used more money then fighting them and hack the War on terror is the worlds most expensive war in the history of mankind they have left nothing in fighting in this groups.

    They are not allies with the Rebels nor anyone pro-islamic group except some minor FSA groups that deliver them intel and are secularists in nature. They have no alliagance with any Salafi group whatsoever except trying their outmost to eliminate them

    • Paul Cock

      Mountains, you forgot the Mujahid in Afganistan? The Muslim Brothers in Egypt of the 70 ties, the help for the jihad in Jouguslavia, the holy worriers in Tshetsia? The CIA is really good friends with some radical Islamists.

    • Rex drabble

      You gotta be joking fool.The USA backed ISIS to the hilt.Total ignorance from you ,,,AGAIN.

  • Kira Binkley

    Seems to have more lives than a cat, don’t you think?