Thursday, June 16, 2011
U.S. Used Bin Laden To Create Unrest In China
Most of us never realize the "Realpolitik" that goes on around us, and how cynical "The Powers That Be" are in manipulating the world in resource wars.
I came across this article, one of many about FBI translator Sibel Edmonds. Edmonds saw and translated thousands of documents relating to 911 and was interviewed in closed testimony by The 911 Commission.
According to this article, Edmonds describes how the U.S. was using Osama Bin Laden and the Taliban to sow unrest in China, among other places:
"In the interview, Sibel says that the US maintained 'intimate relations' with Bin Laden, and the Taliban, "all the way until that day of September 11."
These 'intimate relations' included using Bin Laden for 'operations' in Central Asia, including Xinjiang, China. These 'operations' involved using al Qaeda and the Taliban in the same manner "as we did during the Afghan and Soviet conflict," that is, fighting 'enemies' via proxies."
The article presents further information by journalist Eric Margolis describing how Chinese Muslim "Uighars" were trained:
(Chinese Muslims) "were being trained by Bin Laden to go and fight the communist Chinese in Xinjiang, and this was not only with the knowledge, but with the support of the CIA, because they thought they might use them if war ever broke out with China."
"Afghanistan was not a hotbed of terrorism, these were commando groups, guerrilla groups, being trained for specific purposes in Central Asia."
"That illustrates Henry Kissinger's bon mot that the only thing more dangerous than being America's enemy is being an ally, because these people were paid by the CIA, they were armed by the US, these Chinese Muslims from Xinjiang, the most-Western province.
The CIA was going to use them in the event of a war with China, or just to raise hell there, and they were trained and supported out of Afghanistan, some of them with Osama Bin Laden's collaboration. The Americans were up to their ears with this."
There is little reason to believe this relationship between U.S. Intel and Islamic extremists has ever ended. In fact, I have seen articles that cynicly refer to Al-Qaeda as "Al-CIAda". It's pretty clear that Bush/Cheney didn't want to get Bin Laden, and that he was being protected in Pakistan. Every Christmas shopping season, every election, everytime something went sour for Bush, they pulled out a "recent" Bin Laden video.
And the unrest spurred on by the CIA and Bin Laden has continued in the Muslim region of China:
Ethnic riots in China's west kill 140, hundreds hurt as unrest spreads to 2nd city
"Riots and street battles killed at least 140 people in China's western Xinjiang province and injured 828 others in the deadliest ethnic unrest to hit the region in decades. Officials said Monday the death toll was expected to rise.
Police sealed off streets in parts of the provincial capital, Urumqi, after discord between ethnic Muslim Uighur people and China's Han majority erupted into violence. Witnesses reported a new, smaller protest Monday in a second city, Kashgar."
"Tensions between Uighurs and the majority Han Chinese are never far from the surface in Xinjiang, a sprawling region rich in minerals and oil that borders eight Central Asian nations. Many Uighurs (pronounced WEE-gers) yearn for independence and some militants have waged a sporadic, violent separatist campaign."
(D.R.)- Please note the reference to "a sprawling region rich in minerals and oil".
In a related article, McClatchy news service obtained a huge data dump of 257,287 documents from Wikileaks:
WikiLeaks cables show that it was all about the oil
"Of the 251,287 WikiLeaks documents McClatchy obtained, 23,927 of them — nearly one in 10 — reference oil."
More at the McClatchy link above