Daesh’s terror in Afghanistan: a divide and conquer operation?
TEHRAN – Friday, October 15, more than 30 people were killed in a terrorist bomb attack on the Bibi Fatima mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan. A week earlier, on October 8, a terrorist bomb devastated the Sayed Abad Mosque in Kunduz, killing dozens of people and injuring more than 150. The previous Monday, at least seven people died in the bombing. against the Eidgah Mosque in Kabul during the funeral. service to the mother of Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid. All three attacks were claimed by Daesh.
Western media blame “Islamic extremism” for these and similar events. But Daesh, far from being a genuine Islamic liberation group, is in reality a tool of anti-Islamic forces. To understand the true role and origins of Daesh, we must understand the geostrategic imperatives and false flag tactics of the imperialist invaders of the Muslim world.
Zbigniew Brzezinski, perhaps the most important force behind the American presence after 1979 in Afghanistan, wrote: to prevent the barbarians from assembling.
Today, a large number of nations could be called tributaries or vassals of the American Empire (which could be called more accurately the Anglo-Zionist Empire, the Western Bankster Empire, or the NATO Empire). To the extent that a country’s banking system is linked to the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, and other Western-dominated financial institutions, that country could be considered one of the tributaries of the empire. ; while nations that harbor US military forces and / or cooperate with US / NATO military enterprises could be characterized as vassals.
Daesh is the empire’s main tool for dividing and conquering Afghanistan.
So who are Brzezinski’s “barbarians”? These are the nations that refuse to be dominated by the empire’s systems of military and financial control.
The Afghanistan occupied by the United States was de facto tributary and vassal from 2001 to 2021. In August of that year, it joined the ranks of the “barbarians” (nations which resist the imperial system). In doing so, he established himself as the target of the secret operators of the empire, whose mission is to “prevent the barbarians from uniting”.
The empire will implement its divide-and-rule strategy against Afghanistan on two levels. First, it will try to stir up discord and chaos within Afghanistan’s borders, using false flag operations as its main tactic. Second, he will try to divide the government of Afghanistan from other “barbaric” nations outside the imperial system.
Daesh is the empire’s main tool for dividing and conquering Afghanistan. Dubbed “ISIS-K” in English – a name that sounds like a pagan breakfast cereal – Daesh regularly attacks civilian targets in an attempt to incite ethnic and sectarian strife. Although Daesh claims that its goal is to unify the Muslim world, its real goal is precisely the opposite: “to prevent Muslims from uniting,” as Brzezinski would say. Currently, ISIS is deployed by its controllers to destabilize the Taliban government in Kabul, which set out to establish a government of national unity under Islam that would be considerably more inclusive than the tribalist Taliban governments of the 1990s.
The empire unleashed Daesh as a weapon against the Taliban’s unification efforts. By slaughtering faithful Hazara Muslims and other innocent civilians, while simultaneously attacking the Taliban, ISIS hopes to pit Shia and Sunni Muslims against each other, while provoking ethnic strife in order to prevent the peaceful unification of the country. ‘Afghanistan.
The empire also hopes that its Daesh mercenaries will ruin Afghanistan’s relations with Iran, and by extension with the Iran-Russia-China bloc that is rising to challenge the empire’s rule in Eurasia. Daesh’s fierce pseudo-Sunni sectarianism is not only anathema to Iran, but it also alienates Russia and China, which have their own problems with “Islamic terrorism”. While using Daesh to destabilize Afghanistan and ruin relations with its neighbors, the empire can also send its terrorist shock troops from Daesh to serve as mercenaries against the Chinese in Xinjiang, the Russians in Chechnya and across the southern border. of Russia, and the Iranians and their allies in the Muslim East.
Daesh terrorism also serves as a psychological weapon against Islam in general and the post-1979 Islamic awakening in particular. Public relations experts and psychological operations specialists know that the best way to discredit a message is to put it in the mouth of a loathsome spokesperson. Today, the noble Islamic concept of jihad, which means “to strive for the path of God”, has been equated in the public mind with the horrific terrorist atrocities of Daesh. In reality, jihad can refer to either the struggle to be a better person (grand jihad) or the struggle to defend the community (small jihad). But thanks to false flag terrorist groups like Daesh, when the non-Muslim public hears the word jihad, they think of appalling attacks on civilians.
Specifically, Daesh was tasked by the empire with discrediting Muslim unity. Daesh claims that its mission is to establish a universal Islamic caliphate. But by using the most heinous terrorist tactics imaginable, ISIS creates the impression that only bloodthirsty murderers promote Islamic unity. This impression is far from the truth! In fact, polls have shown that about two-thirds of residents of the largest contiguous Muslim countries support the abolition of national borders and the establishment of a unified pan-Islamic umma. And they want to do it calmly. This prospect terrifies the empire which, if the Muslim “barbarians” unite, would lose control over the world’s most strategic lands and resources. Worse yet, from an empire’s perspective, a pan-Islamic ummah would use its energy resources to annihilate the Western bankers’ monopoly on money, overthrowing the current riba (usury) banking system in favor of a non-usurious Islamic alternative. .
Moreover, a unified House of Islam would quickly expel the genocidal Zionist squatters from Palestine. The illegitimate Zionist entity survives only because of division and discord in the Muslim world. So Daesh divides and subdues Muslims, and discredits their efforts for pan-Islamic unity, in the name of Zionism as well as imperialism.
When we pray for the victims of the terrorist attacks by Daesh, we must recognize their status as martyrs in the larger struggle to defend predominantly Muslim lands from invaders and looters, as well as in the moral struggle of good against evil.
Dr Kevin Barrett is an Arab-Islamic scholar and one of America’s best-known critics of the war on terror. From 1991 to 2006, Dr. Barrett taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris and Wisconsin.